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Array /  ���' '  V  THE   HOME PAPER   . Fm&WE *.<$PtY  OF    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  . i �� c *-����� ^**ft- *^*-*^<  '/  ���<-->�� C^+^Sr-V^t  Vol. 5. No. 36  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,   JULY   30,   1915  Price 5 Cents  The Nicola Valley Expects that on August 4 th, Every True Patriot  Will Do His Duty to Himself and His Country  Thirteen Out of Fourteen  Candidates Pass Examination  ' ������������'..' . ."���-������  Excellent Result of Local High School Examination^-Principal E. L.  Morrissey to be Congratulated.���Interesting Comparisons  Thirteen but of the fourteen Merritt  scholars who wrote for the June High  School examinations were successful,  according to the official results just  published, the-result showing the highly creditable figure of 93 per cent of  passes.-  The results reflect much credit onthe  tuition of Mr. L. B. Morrissey, principal of the school, as well, as on the  pupils. Those who passed and who  "received their certificates on Wednesday morning are given below. .  It will be noted that in the advanced  course, junior grade list William J.  Netherton, with 661' marks,, obtained  ' the leading position, while in the preliminary course Jack Grimmett, son of  City Solicitor Grimmett, headed the  local list with a total of 676 marks,  Mayor J. Walter's son, Sydney, being  second with 603.  Merritt Centre  Merritt High School.���Preliminary  course, junior'grade; maximum marks  100. Number of candidates 7, passed  7. John A. Grimmett 676, Sydney G.  Walters 603. .Norman Grimmett 600.  Fred Service 598, Gertrude L. McKay  551, Constance Smith 511, Fred A.  McGoran 500.  Advanced course, junior grade, maxi-  mun marks 1000. Nunber of .candidates  7 passed 6. William J, Netherton 661,  Constance M. Batten 655, Frederick J.  Netherton 614, Elin H. Gavelin 592,  Percival J. F. Ransom 583, Georgina  B. Ransom.559." ; ���   ���  In three local instances two of one  family were successful;- Wm. J. and  Fred Netherton; J. A. and Norman  Grimmett; P. J. ant? Georgina B. Ransom. The aggregate marks of the  Gnmmett boys was 1276, that of the  Nethertons 1275-a close family contest.  Point, Grey High School, Mats'qui  High School and Hedley Superior School  passed 100 per cent, of the candidates  presented for examination. Point Grey  school passed; all' the 57 candidates  entered by the school. \  Of the 2871 candidate's who presented  themselves, 2136 passed.'"..:'  In the preliminary course, grade.  Dorothy Blakey of King Edward High  School',. Vancouver, stands first with  a total of 887 marks out of 1000 In  the advanced course, junior grade, the  leading student is William Ure, of  King Eward Higa 'School. Vancouver,  who has made 871 marks out of lOOt  New Teachers Appointed  Mrs. L. M. Freeman, of Vancouver,  who last taught school at Kelowna for  two years, has been appointed as senior  third teacher at Merritt Public Schools.  Miss Jennie- Thompson, of Gibson's  Landing, Howe Sound, has been appointed to the Junior Third.  Both appointments carry salaries of  $65 per month. They will take up their  new duties on the re-opening of the  Schoels.    \  These appointments have the approval  of Inspector Martin' and were finally  made at a meeting of the School  Board held last night.   -  The appointment of a High School  teacher also a Junior teacher in succession to Miss' Whitworth will be  known shortly,    .���.  JJOO Prime Cattle for Europe  Five hundred head of cattle from  the Guichon and Douglas Lake ranches  leave Nicola to-day. Part of the  shipment will go to Europe under a  large contract, * and incidentally will  boost.'  Aug. 4,1914     Rule Britannia!     A_g. 4,1915  Commemoration Day Program  2.00 p.m. Procession of Home Guard headed by Band leaves  Armory. Scouts, societies and guilds invited to join.  Will march through City and be joined by school  children.   Procession will reach Voght Park at  S.00 p.m.   Divine Service by local clergy and massed choirs. >  Brief sermons���martial hymns. Will be followed by, at  4.00 p.m. Patriotic addresses, interspersed with patriotic  songs by children, band accompaniement; passing of  resolution of lojalty, hope7 confidence, and determination in cause of Allies. . Refreshments.  8.30 p.m.   Grand Patriotic Concert in Armory, admission 50c.  10.30 p.m.   Dance, refreshments on sale.  Patriotic Guild Members will hold 'Tag Day' for Commemoration Day Fund and will conduct Refreshment Booth at  VoglitPark. 4  God Save the King  Nicola Guild Garden Fete  Was Strikingly Successful  Over $100.00  Netted for  Patriotic  Fund-Picturesque Scenes in  Beautiful Grounds.���Many Cigarettes and Bandages Collected.  An Appeal for an Awakening  Now Qualified for  A High School  Local  School   District  Applies  for Provision of Permanent  High School.  .���-m * r ��� I    The "announcement that ten  superior school children of Merritt centre last week passed the  high school entrance examination  is of greater significance than  flrst appears. With the fourteen  scholars who are alreadylenrolled  at the superior school, of which  ^Mr.^lS^ErMorrifse^yirpnneipair  there are now twenty four pupfls  and prospective pupils attending  or eligible to attend high school.  Under the School Acti the  Council of Public Instruction,  which has supreme power in  educational matters in the Province, has authority to provide a  permanent high school in any  municipal school district providing there are twenty persons  duly qualified and available as  high school pupils.  ; As this stipulated and mini  mom;number, has- now not only  been reached but exceeded, the  local school district has a full  claim on the Government for the  establishment of a .permanent;  high school, and we are informed  on the authority of Chairman of  the School Trustees H. S. Cleasby  that an application to this effect  is already at;Victoria.v.  A further step in the higher  educational scheme has also been  made;by the* appointment of a  teacher ;fully qualified in high  school instruction.  Arrangements  Complete for 4th  Close Discussion at City Hall.  All Nicola Valley Welcomed  to Voght Park  Following committee meetings  held this week full details are  now -being completed for the  August 4 Commemoration Day  proceedings when the whole  Nicola Valley will fittingly com?  memorate Britain's entry into  the war in defence of the highest  To the Editor,  Nicola Valley News,  "The Rally"  The '4th August is the day of the  anniversary of the war. We have been  asked in some way or other to draw  special attention to the day with the  object of awakening the nation -to the  vital importance of its responsitility,  individually and collectively. The war  has now lasted twelve months and it is  fully realized that the utmost effort is  needed to bring it to a successful termination. The time for selfish apathy  has passed. Such a state could only be  pardoned so long as the full portend of  the war was not disclosed���now there  is no one so blind that he cannot realize  that after twelve months of hard fighting we are in no better condition than j  we were at the beginning of it.  The real object of commemorating  the day is to bring the present position  vividly before the minds of the people.  It is not a time for rejoicing, but the  time for a real patriotic outburst of  feeling. The several committees in I  charge of the arrangements for the'  tender farewell to sweetheart or beloved  wife, the death agony���is for us���for  our freedom. Surely each man of us  owes moie than he can ever repay to  such brave men. The man, whom this  does not strike home cannot lay claim  to th. good feeling of a dog. Kancy  any man allowing anything to blind his  conscier.ce to his duty at such a time.  Come to the Commemoration Service  a drum head service���such  as in only  fit'and proper on  this occasion,  and  even if it only be for once, forget your  self and pray with all the full intensity  of your better nature for those , dear  boys,   who ,are bearing so much for  "YOU." One heart-felt for another is  worth millions-foryourself. -Then take'  up your work.   Send those cigarettes  to Bill-^th6se sox to Tom���that muffler  | to Tred.    You will find the* ladies of  Merritt and Nicola ready to .help you.  ���Learn the use of your rifle too,' for  Bill and Fred may fall, ��� and someone  must-fill those gaps.   You may not be  able to go to the front, but you can set  an example to the boys who can.  I once had the great honor of seeing  Arranged by members of Nicola  Patriotic Guild a very successful garden  party was held in the beautiful grounds  surrounding the home of Mr. and Mrs,  Brant on Wednesday afternoon.  As a result of the effort some 5100.80  was netted which is to be sent to the  Canadian Red.Cross Society, besides a  large basket of cigarettes, and other  comforts to'be sent to the soldiers.  A brilliant success in every way,  quite an animated and charming scene  was produced in the picturesque  grounds. After the light rains every-  [ thing in the form of trees and foliage  and flowers with the well kept lawns  bore a delightful freshness, while small  national "flags and similar emblems in  tricolor suspended here and there in  sharp contrast to the green back ground  added the necessary color to the picture.  The lawn immediately facing the house  proved to be an ideal venue for the  tastefully arranged tea tables decked  here and there. Amid the sweet yet  lively strains of a phonograph Mrs.  Brant, the hostess, vice-president, and  Mrs. G. Lodwick', president of the  Guild, with many active lady helpers,  served light refreshments to the large  number of guests who arrived during  the afternoon and evening to lend their  support to the fete.  In addittion to sales of fruit and  vegetables boxes of candy were raffled  bringing in many dollars for'the object  in view. A surprised newspaperman  proved the lucky winner-of one box of  -ari_ies,?providence decfarmg-Bim'to. be j  entitled to more of the^sweets of life.  lution declaring in effect that the people of Nicola with other parts of the  Empire expressed their hope and confidence and inflexible determination to  carry the war for righteousness and  freedom and liberty through to a lasting victory. Mr. Howse speech was  admirably composed and was well ap  plauded at the close. Signatures were  then invited and signed largely in a  brief space of time.  In addition to cash donations received  was a large quantity of tobacco, cigarettes, bandages socks, and other articles of-comfort which visitors self sac-  rificingly left in a large receptacle as  they entered the grounds.  Those present doring the day included  Mrs. G. Lrdwick, president of the  Guild, Mrs. Brant, vice president and  hostess, Mrs. A. E. Howse, Mr. and  Mrs. Fred Lauder, of Quilchena, Mr.'  and Mrs. V. Harbord, Mr. W. Rolfe,  Mesdames, Bailey, Riley, Batten,  Winny (Coutlee,) Roberts, Nickle.  From Merritt were among others,  Mr. and Mrs. Durland, Mr. and Mrs.'  A. N. B. Rogers, Mrs. Tutill, Mr. and  Mrs. Grimmett and party, Mr. and  Mrs. G. B. Armstrong, Mrs. Boothroyd  and daughters, Mrs. M. Shore, Miss  Carrington, Messrs C. Croly, E. C. Bell  E. B. Mayon. >  Considerable praise is due to the -  Nicola ladies and their friends for the  exceptionally interesting and - sociable *  fete they provided for the "guests. The *  concensus* of opinion of' those_ from,  outside'points'was "that it "wouH'be"v*  difficult for* any community "to  excel ���  day are working with energy to make'0��?** Towse;    ***<- w*��s shot through  -This prize and others were auctioned j Wednesday's function,  to further swell ,the proceeds. I    Before the assembly sang. the Nat-  During the evening Mr." A. E. flowselional Anthem, three lusty, cheers were  moved Mr; Rolfe seconded, and there J given to the host and hostess���Mr. and  was enthusiastically endorsed a reso-|Mrs. Brant. '  .'  Mayor Walters, Aid. Ransom  and City Clerk Priest .leave today on a fishing trip to Fish Lake.  aM'fioblplfpriiiciples of civilization. On this day the citizens  of the Valley will solemly pass  resolutions of hope and confidence  in victory coming to the Allies  and of the peoples determination  to shirk or shrink from nothing  that will help towards the Empire  speedily attaining that end.  An outline of the program appears elsewhere.  At a, general committee meeting' held yesterday a keen, close  and lengthy discussion again  took place on the wisdom of the  Valley subscribing*- for a machine  gun. Those who feel the money  could be more advantageously  used in the provision ,of comforts  for the soldiers, instead of doing  what they consider is the business of the Government, spoke  strongly on the point.  ; The 'tenor of the sentiment  which has been previously reported in the "News'' led to: a  resolution being passed to .the  effect that the Commemoration  Day fund shall be' used for the  purchase of one or more machine  guns if such can be purchased,  and, if not, the money is to be  disposed of as decided by the  gerieral committee, such as comforts or necessaries for soldiers  at the front.  the day a success, and it remains with  the people of the District to come forward as one man and assert themselves.  I need not point out why ths Aztecs  of Mexico, the great Babylonians,  the Greeks and the Romans lost their  empires, bnt lam sure of this,���"The  British' Empire is on the verge of a  like catastrophe from the sam cause.'  Every man, woman and child must  come forward and play his part to  stop this awful doom. There is something for everyone to do.  The Home Guard is calling for more  men, who for one reason or other are  unable to join the boys at the front.  A Captain in the U. W. B. (Useless  Wasters' Brigade) has cal[ed the Home  Guard theJL W. R.^Honor_with.out  "Risk" contingent, out of silly jealousy,  because the U. W. B. have, like the  Huns, no honor ojc any sort. The very  name condemns the author of it. We  know the silly sort of waster he is, and  we all hope to see his regiment disbanded before long.  The very best are now joining the  , Home Guard, so if you have not already joined���join at once and save  your honor. ."./..  The call goes out to.every man,  especially to that magnificient stamp of  man, the Scotch miner, bred from the  stock that made the Black Watch,  the  Gordons and the Argyle and Suther-  lands.       '.���''���  We have all thrilled have we have  read of their bravery in fight after  fight, and the blood still runs true. We  have it in Merritt. Come out Blue  Bonnets and we.will go over the Border  once more. We look to our brave  Lancashire boys/out Tykes,our Geord-  ies. One has not got to ask those boys  twice to come out for honor and glory.  We. look to the Canadian. Every son  of Canada must fight for the splendid  laurels already won at Langemark.  They must not be lost now, cost what  it will.- Comei on Colonials one and all.  Grand old Soldier bloods from all stocks  enlist in the Home Guard. You will all  be *eeded before-this war is over.  Let us all remember the 4th, what is  happening., Remember those boys,  who are gasping for a. full breath of  God's clean air to fill their gas burnt  lungs���while we live here in the beautiful healthy Nicola Valley. The sacrifice of life, the pain,  the misery,  the  the eyes during the Boer war, and I had  to keep a tight hold of myself, as he  marched up ' the aisle to his seat in  church. Stone blind-cut off from all  the beautiful things in life, yet too  proud to be led and self reliant to the  last. He knelt in worship to God Almighty, who had'suffered this awful  thing to happen to him.  Where is Captain Towse to-day ? His  sightless eyes see a greater beauty, and  his soul has reached Heaven before it  has left his noble body. He is AT THE  FRONT, type-writing letters for the  wounded, and doing his best in this  great fight for Right.  With this grand example Jiefore you^  fallinandstartlJoifig^ur^dutyrwhe-  ther you be man, woman or child. Rest  assured that the Great God of Battles  will see your effort, and in that Last  Day, you will be able to hold up your  head as you pass before the King of  Kings at the "great saluting point."  1 have lately been called a revolutionist for expressing my views, and the  man, who used the epithet, quite acci-  dently hit the right mark. Revolution  is exactly what is needed���a revolution  from stagnant soul destroying apathy  and self complacency to the realization  of our incompetency ahd want of enthusiasm in the cause of Right and  Nobler, things. A revolt from that  silver god���the.Almighty Dollar."  Such a revolution would make not  only.-.-our .-District,, but the .-whole ' of  British Colombia just the place we all  wish it were,.and which we all fully  realize it is not. We know that'we are  not succeeding ahd yet we are such  stubborn self-opinionated, fools that  although we see the right road lying  straight ahead, we' endeavor by all  kinds of means to make tracks to our  hes tination through muddy swamps and  barbed wire ���.fences,\ leaving us with  characters torn to shreds and covered  in. disreputable mud.  . Let us revolt then and turn on to the  good old track,-and start right in, from  ihe Fourth to do our new found duty,  and doing so pull together as one man  in the great cause of Right.  Yours truly,  "PRO PATRIA."X  The District,  July23, 1915,  Insurance Rates  Are Reduced  Lower Ratings Announced   by  Underwriters' Association  of Vancouver -  As a direct result of articles which  appeared in this paper at the time of,  and since the Central Hall fire, urging a  reduction in insurance rates, fire insurance quotations have bean lowered on  39 business blocks and stores in the  commercial section of the city.  This week local insurance people were  notified by the Mainland Fire Under-  writ ers "^Ajjojn ation ofB,_C.,_of.changes  inspecifie ratings, equivalent to about  ten per cent reductions.  The " News " reports of the Central  Hall fire were sent to the Underwriters,  dealing with the fine facilities the city  has for coping with serious outbreaks,  as was proved when with the careful  handling of a terrific water pressure by  the fire brigade, coupled with the  smooth co-operation of the civic water  department,-Chief W. Aitken's brigade  confined the conflagration from spreading to neighboring and valuable premises,' including the Coldwater Hotel.  The Underwriters' at Vancouver,  next sent a representative to the city,  and Mayor Walters helped the endeavors by arranging demonstrations of  the watev pressure from the civic system, v7-. ';';" . -,.-'"  " The buildings on which reductions  have been made include the school-  house, Provincial Courthouse, K. P.  Hall, Rex Theatre, and the I��ank of  Toronto building. They are situated on  or about Quilchena Avenue, Voght and  Garcia streets.  ���f ������.'������     7 ���"-' ���'    ; '���  Large British Firm  And Local Ore  Being Interested ih  Molybnum  at Quilchena Claims.  Mr. Common of the Rex Theatre  announces -that on the evening of  Wednesday next���Commemoration Day���his well patronized  serial picture ''The Master Key"  will be" shown promptly at 7  o'clock, the earlier hour being  arranged so as to allow his patrons seeing the picture before  going to the patriotic concert in  the Armory.      ;  One of the largest industrial concerns  in Great Britain, a firm. working day  and night on immense war orders is  now being interested in the molybnum  claims in Quilchena district, according  to information received by the News  from a Victoria party who is in personal touch with the concern by cable,  Molybnunr-is a precious metal today.  It is used^ortpugheningsteel,isalmost-  indispensible and has risen to the nearly  prohibitive price of $3,700 to $3,850 per  ton.  On July 16 an .article appeared in  these columns dealing with minerals  ���'What they Want" and "What we've  Got." It was remarked that the whole  Norweigan supply was passing into the  hands of an English firm of shipbuilders  and steelworkers whose plant devoured  it as quickly as it arrived from the  ships. A copy of the article reached  the hands of a representative of another firm, while Premier Sir Richard  McBride was also interviewed in connection with the matter.  A report is current in the Capitol,  that the Premier arrived back from  England pledged to give governmental  assistance to mineral development in  the .Province, this being part of the  great Imperial scheme to utilize all the  available resources of the Empire in  the war.  It is hoped that the publicity Nicola  Valley mineral products are at present  getting in government circles in Victoria will sooner or later result in a  further step being made towards getting prospectors claims commercially,  developed. '  Miss Mabel Mason, of Merritt,  and late of Canford where she  conducted a chicken farm in association with Mrs. Brenton .left  on Tuesday for Nan ton, Calgary  where she will reside with her  brother, who is manager of the'  Bank of Commerce in that town,  1   1    S'Xr,  ______VWyg___��A_S__wa_f_M/__  **>__4a- Friday, July 30, 1915  THB 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.   RANKJISTE,  DRUGGIST  THE  NICOLA  VALLEY NEWS  �� Published Every Friday  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON  APPLICATION  Subscriptions, payable in advance, ?2.00 per year in Canada.    Great  Britain, United Stages and Foreign Countries, $2.60.  Address:   The Nicola Valley News, P. 0. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B.C.-  THAT   MIGHTY   IMPETUS  A contributor who signs himself " Pro Patria," being desirous of  seeing August 4th fittingly commemorated in the Nicola Valley has  expressed the thoughts of a fertile brain in an article which should be  inspiring to many of our readers.    The writer agrees with many others  when he affirms that the anniversary of Britain's entry into the war cannot be an occasion for rejoicing.    Any joyous feelings we shall have  that day will be mingled with solemnity, if not sadness.     Viewinjg the  significance of the day in the aspect that for a whole year the British  Empire and its Allies have been fighting for existence, and for the  defence of principles without which they would have no desire to exist  would, to our mind, put our thoughts on the right plane.     As Kipling  tersely wrote, with inimitable simplicity, we are fighting  For all we have and are  For all our children's fate  But to memorise Kipling's words, and remain passive in not doing our  share in lending our full weight to the impetus that will carry our cause  to victory, makes us unworthy of those gallant men who by their blood  sacrifice gave us cause to " Remember Langemarck."     To remember  the response of others to duty and not to respond ourselves in some  way large or small makes us unworthy to reap the fruits of their noble  sacrifice.    Our reflections on Angust 4th must spur us on, must stimulate us to every possible exertion along the paths of national usefulness.  ��� ��� ���  The announcement that the Nicola Valley (White) Laundry is  shortly to close owing to lack of sufficient support in the City will be  of passing moment to those not counted amongst its patrons. ;Perhaps  those who, for the sake of a few nickels weekly, have helped to make  the Chinese Iaundrymen prosperous and enabled them to increase  their contributions to Oriental families in' China, wilLseriously ponder  over the question whether they can be called true patriots when attending patriotic gatherings or merely "flag waggers."  ��� ���   ���  Several more local pupils have qualified to attend the high school.  It is hoped that the advance made along educational lines is just the  forerunner of more important steps yet to be taken in the laborious  process of carving out a successful and honorable career, business or  professional.  Hi.-i   i..   ;  ��� ���    ���  Now that Mayor Walters and most of the Aldermen have promised  their support and assistance to local prospectors' in obtaining wider  publicity for the rich samples of ores taken from Nicola Valley claims  tangible results of a helpful nature are in sight.  ��� ���   ���  It has been well said that in every man's life there is one supreme  hour to which all his earlier experiences move and from which all  future results may be reckoned.''  Plenty of Sox  For the Soldiers  Laid Down His  Life in France  Several ladies of the Patriotic  Guild met in the City Hall'on  Wednesday afternoon to receive  from the collectors the sox, and  money donated to provide soxs,  for Nicola Valley soldiers at the  front. As only a portion of the  collections was handed in the  full results of the scheme will  not be known until next Monday  afternoon when all'the donations  will be in.  That the efforts of the ladies  are meeting with reward is evidenced by the figures given below, showing the collections  handed in up to 5 o'clock on  Wednesday.  Mrs. Hyland $9.10; Mrs.,Kay  and Mrs. Welfare $25.45 and 60  pairs sox ; Mrs. Limb and Mrs.  Jackson, $17.25 and 26 pairs sox;  Mrs. Priest and Mrs. Slater,  $5.25 and 15 pair sox.  Total $57.05 in cash, and 102  pairs of sox.  Wedding Bells���  Barrett-Hudson  The marriage took place quietly  at Quilchena Hotel on Wednesday  afternoon of Miss Cecilia M.  Hudson, daughter of George  Hudson, Merritt, and Mr. Robert  F. Barrett, also of this City.  The Rev. A. H. Plummer, vicar  of St. Michaels Anglican Church  officiated, and also present, as  witnesses, were Mrs. A. - H.  Plummer, the bride's father, Mr  George Hudson, and Mr. Percy  Boyd. Following the ceremony  appetising supper was served.  After a long and enjoyable automobile drive, the united couple  returned to Merritt, where they  will reside.. Both parties are  well known locally and have re  ceived profuse congratulations  from, their many friends.  Commemoration Day Notices  _L_.   All members of the local church  choirs who are to take part in  the military service at Voght  Park on Wednesday, August 4th,  are earnestly requested to attend  at the Armory on Tuesday evening next at 8 o'clock, when a  final and combined practice will  beheld,  Attention! School Children  Mrs. Tutill requests us to an  nounce to the children attending  the public schools that they are  invited to attend at the Armory  at 2.30 on Monday afternoon next  for a full rehearsal of well known  national songs which the children  will sing at Voght Park on Aug.  4th, All school children are very  warmly invited to take part in  the singing of the songs and are  urged to be present at the practice.  Ore Specimens  //        Are Wanted  William McNeill, who is collecting samples of ores from  claims in the Valley for exhibition purposes will be glad to re  ceive specimens from any prospectors and others who desire  thembeing given wider publicity.  For convenience samples can be  left at the "News" Office.  J. Peck McSwain Leaves  on Important Trip  V  Peck McSwain, Provincial old-  timer, printer and zoologist, has  for years been preparing for a  trip to the coast. The trip has  now materialised for he left for  the seaside last Saturday. He is  now probably;j hobnobbing^with  the financial magnates of Vancouver and Victoria, endeavoring  to float a company to utilize the  "hops" of the grasshopper in  the manufacture of beer. Peck  is a dreamer of big projects.  Last summer he proposed to organize a company and locate a  whale ranch on the coast. The  idea was to capture a number of  these whales and so tame them  that they could be driven in close  to shore each morning and evening and milked.   Some idea.  Within an hour or so after the  "News" went to press last  week containing an intimation  that Pte. Arthur Butterworth,  late of Merritt, had been wounded at the front, Mr. J. Butter-  worth, of Armstrong's Department store, his brother, received  the sad news that another brother, Harold, aged 29, had been  killed and buried in France.  A resident of Southport, Eng.  he joined the Seventh King's  Liverpool regiment with his brother, and the two went through  the most crucial engagements in  the fighting in France.  Considerable sympathy has  been extended to Mr. Butter-  worth in his bereavement, and  at the evening service of the  Anglican Church on Sunday, appropriate references were made  to the loss he and the family had  sustained, the Dead March (in  Saul) also being played by Mrs.  Plummer, organist, at the close  of the devotions.  White Industry  Starved Out  The competition of Chinese  laundries in the city, the considerable patronage extended; to-  them by many people who fell  down on their pledged promises  of support of his WHITE laundry,  together with heavy losses in bad  debts incurred through people  leaving the district without  troubling to pay their bills, are  stated as the principal reasons  why the Nicola Valley Steam  Laundry will close down on Aug.  15th next.  The intention of Mr. Paul Mea-  cham to retire from business here  will be -received with genuine  regret by those who have loyally  and rightly supported him in his  game attempt to beat down the  opposition of the yellow rice-  eaters, who are thriving on support handed them by white people.  Ore is Waiting  - For Shipment  M. Bresnik, the well known  local prospector, arrived back  from Mamette Lake claims on  Saturday with another load of  copper ore. He is now negotiating with a Tacoma smelter with  a view to the sale of the ore  which gives from 491-2 to 52 per  cent copper. A specimen of copper glance from his claims is on  view at the Adelphi Hotel for  the inspection and interest of  residents and visitors. -  Chairman's Medal  Won by Nicola Boy  For securing the highest marks  in the recent high school entrance  examination (Merritt centre)  Thomas J. Batten, of Nicola, has  won this year's silver medal  which is presented annually by  Mr. H. S. Cleasby, chairman of  the School Board. His total was  681, or 12 marks over the candidate with the next best total.  J Ml*"* r   f* U1  5?*iw��6>.*��i     '  a_& ��*<T***  ������i  THE  COLDWATER  HOTEL  MERRITT B. C.  Hoi and Cold Water.      "Rooms  with  Baths.    Fioe large Sample Rooms  A well appointed Hotel that meets the requirements of the  Traveling Public.  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Holel are daily from our Ranch  Orchestra in attendance, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6.30 to 8 p.m.  MURDOCH   McINTYRE . Proprietor     .  Nicola Valley Meat Market  c* Opposite Coldwater Hotel  CAULIFLOWER, RHUBARB,  CUCUMBERS,   GREEN   ONIONS;  -       RADISHES       -  Nicolo Valley fresh Killed Pork  and Beef  Modern   Cold   Storage   Plant   in   connection  Leave your orders for Ice here  Phone 36 MERRITT,   6X.  The ADELPHI HOTEL  MERRITT,  cUhe House of SbXeril in  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 HOGGAN  I  FIRE  OR   LIFE  INSURANCE  J. B. RADCLIFFE  MERRITT  Dr.   GILL, Dentist,  (Of Vancouver),  Has Opened Roomi 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 trie future on your next job���no matter how small  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed  _P.  O.   BOX   219,   MERRITT,   _B.  O.  ARE  ::  THE SEMI-  British Fabrics  Tailored by Specialists  Fitted and Finished  By the Best Experts  GAN_&I>A.'& BEST  Economy is writ in. capital letters in these stressful days.    Semi-ready  Clothes  were  founded on the wish for economy without loss of efficiency in these four essentials of'  , Good Clothes--Style, Fit, Fabric, Price.  And the last shall be first in our national mood for retrenchment in the cost of high living.  Semi-ready Suits at $15 to $35. Youjelect the cloth from 300 "patterns of brand new  fabrics imported from England. See our plate models for styles. Our Suits are Tailored  by expert specialists who have made '" Semi-ready " famous, fitted and finished free of  extra charge; Satisfaction or your money back cheerfully.  Absolute Fit and Finish  Guaranteed.   Prices  Low.   All  " Union Jack " Make  STEPHENSON & EWART, The City Tailors, Cleaners and Prefers  ���H**H*4*l***,H,*S*,H**H**H***#^ Three  Vp  ,THB NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Ti  he:  KSTABLJSnEO   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  ���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 - - $5,00O,nO0.0O  RESERVED   FUNDS - - $6,307,272.00  TOTAL   ASSETS ��� $60,925,164-00  MERRITT BRANCH - - A. N. B.   ROGERS, Manager  Better Late  Than Never I  Friday, July SO, 1915  ������      THE      ..  Merritt Bakery  WM. RILEY  Biscuits and  Fresh Bread Daily.  Cakes  FRESH BUTTER and EGGS  From D. Ooddings Ranch at  . Lower Nicola  Try our NOTED PORK PIES  Bride and Birthday Cakes  Our Specialty  Prompt Attention to  all  Orders.  M. L GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY  PUBLIC,   ETC.  '  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT  NICOLA  At Kelowna Court of Revision  for the purpose of hearing complaints against assessments for  works constructed under certain  local bylaws no appeals were  made in person, states the Kelowna Courier. Mr. A. Ann, oi  Merritt, however, wrote objecting to the construction of a sidewalk on Puller Avenue. As this  was rather late for such an objection, the sidewalk having been  in use for about A YEAR, and as  no complaints were forthcoming  against the taxation, the assessments as contained in the by-laws  were confirmed.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Office Noxt Bank of Toronto  Next to RINK BUILDING  Nicola Avenue  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. 0. F.  on  Have  Photo  Now  ' Bab's'  Taken  In years to come you  will regret that vou  have not a photo of  your baby boy or girl.  Think it over, and then call and  see samples at the City Studio.  Chas. T. Hooper  Opp. Schools Merritt  HUTTON  C. R.  Meets in K. of P.  Hall every 1st and  4th Monday at 8  p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  RALPH HEBRON  Secretary  J. T. Robinson  Home from; East  .Returning to Kamloops on Friday after spending several weeks  at Ottawa and other Eastern  cities, J. T. Robinson, Conservative nominee for the Dominion  riding of Cariboo, said in the  East the financial outlook was  brighter, that money in Eastern  Canada, and U. S. was getting  easier, and that business was  slowly but unmistakeably" improving.  News From The  Boys at Vernon  Squadron Sergt. - Major Tom  Smith, "C" Squadron 30th B.C.  Horse, writing from the Vernon  Internment Camp to the editor,  and telling of the work of the  Merritt boys, states :  "Nearly all the boys have left  for Monashee for guard duty at  that point. Corp. Frank Barnes  was the Corporal in charge of  the party, assisted by Corp. E.  Stackhouse. Corp. Barnes will  return to camp on Saturday with  the relieved party of 15 men.and  will be transferred to 'my squadron as a troop-sergeant.  " Sergt. Tom Heslop has been  appointed Regimental-butcher on  the staff; Sergt.-trumpeter J.  Smith is in charge of all the  Regtl.-trumpeters. A school of  instruction for officers started  here last Monday and will continue for a period of six weeks.  " The Merritt boys are all having the time of their lives and  like their new mode of living  fine."  [  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  Ai  n m Ai  Mi  F. S. Gay,  WM.  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  HAWK BICYCLES  An up-to-date High Grade  BlcydehttedwUhRollerCAaiit,  New Departure Coaster Brake  aud Hubs, Detachable Tires,  high grade equipment, Including Mudguards, "fcOO CA  Pump, and Tools V***3"  ^rd FREE 1915 Catalogue,  70 pages of Bicycles, Sundries,  and Repair Material. You can  buy your supplies from us at  Wholesale Prices.  T. W. BOYD & SON.  VIMreDuttSt. Weil, Montreal.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS  Nicola Valley Lodge, No. 46  Mayor Declares  HaJ^ Holiday  At the regular meeting of" the  City Council to be held on Monday night Mayor Walters will  formally declare a public half  holiday for the City of Merritt  for Wednesday next, August 4,  when the citizens, with the residents of the Valley generally,  will commemorate the first anniversary of the Empire's righteous  entry into the war.  HOUSE FOR RENT OR  SALE  Apply Dr. G. H. TUTILL,  P. 0, Box 10.  .Meets in K.P.Hall  every Wednesday  at 7.30  Visiting brethren  cordially   invited.  J. Fairfoul, c.C.  W..Cranna,  K. of B. & 3  L.O.L, 1701  Merritt ; Lodge  Regular meeting, in the Oddfellows'  Hall on the first and third Fridays in  each month at 7.30 p.m. The Scarlets  meet on the 14th of each month.  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited.  Andrew Paten, W.M,-  Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  MCLEAN &  CORJP  Kxttyttttz unit (fljmtmtara  BUSINESS   BLOCKS, HOUSES, COTTAGES,  '/ ������ "        7- A  BUNGALOWS,  IN  STONE,  BRICK,  WOOD,  OR   CEMENT  Let u$ figure on your next Job  McLEAN & CORP  Quilchena Aye,, opp. Coldwater Hotel  Does Advertising  Pay?  A representative of the News  this week was informed by five  people in the mining section that  one of the principal reasons influencing them to subscribe to  this paper was that they were in  the habit of studying the Cash  Store advertisement each week,  before making their week end  purchases of groceries.  Nerves Shattered  by Exploding Shell  According to information received by Mr. George Lodwick,  of Nicola, Major Conant, late of  Canford, who is with a British  regiment on active service, has  not been bodily injured, as was  frequently reported, but has  suffered a severe nervous breakdown following the explosion of  a shell but a few yards from  him.  His nerves have been temporarily shattered but thanks to a  miraculous escape he received  not even the slightest-bodily injury. Now he is in the care of  the doctors, the major's many  friends here will wish him a  speedy recuperation in health  and strength.  BRAVO! HEDLEY  The little mining town of Hedley has contributed $3,000 for  machine guns and $800 for the  Red Cross funds. There are between three and four hundred  people in Hedley.  O. H. Carle has been appointed  fire warden for the similkameen  valley/-;7;.  This Province needs7more  farmers. We have plenty of  ���land.:.'  In British Columbia this year  the apple crop will ammount to  about 700,000 boxes, and the  apricots about 10,000 crates.  W. J. Milne, of Vancouver,  has begun work at the Maggie  mine on the Bonaparte. This  mine is trbutary to Ashcroft,  A formal malitia order providing for the granting of furloughs  to non-commissioned officers and  men of the Canadian Expeditionary force for the purpose of enabling them to take part in  harvesting work throughout  Canada has been issued. As pre-  viotfsly announced farmers sons  and others wil 1 be provided with  return transportation to any  locality not exceeding 300 miles  from c. mp. Pay and allowance  will be Withheld during the period of the furlough- but will be  repaid on return to camp upon  production of proof that the  absentee has' been engaged in i  harvesting work. J  Princeton has raised $710 toward $1000 for a-machine gun,  and the people are confident the  balance will come through by the  Fourth. ,  Vancouver has contributed over  $60,000 for machine guns for the  boys going to the front.  So far this season 116 small  boats have left Whitehorse for  points down the Yukon river. At  least 46 per cent of the prospectors came from the United States  32 per cent from Canada and the  balance arc natives of Europe.  This year in British Columbia  there are 15,000 acres planted in  potatoes >This is 1500 more acres  than last year and the yield of  spuds this year should be more  than 60,000 tons. Great country  for the Irish.  An advertiser in the Kamloops  Standard states:���  DON'T SWEAR-it sounds bad  Buy one of our four-bit binder  whips and save your temper. ���  Kamloops Harness Co.  In fairness to the horses we  must ask whether the four bit  whip is to be used on the person;  who swears or on the beast that  can't even if it wants to.  Ambulance Men  ���o  Called to Meeting |  A meeting of members of St  John    Ambulance   Association  members will be held in the City  Hall on Sunday next, at 10 a.m.  Among the business to be trans  acted will be the consideration of  a proposal that the local association co-operate in a scheme, communicated by F. A. McTavish,  of the B.C. Council of the Association.   This scheme calls for St.  John Ambulance and Red Cross  Societies throughout  B. C.   to  holding a "Tag Day" on August  4th,  in  an  endeavor  to raise  $25,000 for a fund to support the  Fifth General Hospital of the  Canadian Expeditionary Force.  St. John Ambulance  Association Notes  Don't forget the meeting next  Sunday in the City Hall at 10  o'clock sharp.  This branch now has seventeen  members and wants more,  W. Welfare is acting as secretary in place of Michael Willis  who is on guard at Vernon alien  camp. >  A presentation day will be held  soon when successful candidates  in, the April examination will receive their awards for success in  first aid work.  Ten first aid certificates, four  vouchers, two medallions and  one label are to be presented  shortly,  Vou   should   Subscribe for  ���������".     .-: . ���"   i       ������.������������.  THE  NICOLA VALLEY  NEWS  Two Dollars per Year in advance  BANK OFMQNTREAI  ESTABLISHED 1817  BOARD  OF  DIRECTORS :  aV. HEKMIH. Em.. FraUoL  R.B.Aim, Ek. E.B.GrMu_kU*,Ei<.  Sir W____ babul J. En. K_* M.ck��..  S_'T_*.S_i_f_����r,CC.V.O. C !t Hraur. �������.  A.Suuwrtu.Ei��. C.B.C.id.m.Ej,.  H.��. DnuuJ, Em. D. Tuba A_i_i. Em.  W_uHc___Ur._M.  5irFf^gkkW_S-_--T^far._I.D..C��aenUgU)U__-.  Capital Paid up       .    $16,000,000.  Rett .       .      .       16,000,000.  Un_m_od Profit.   . 1,252,864.  Total Aueta (April, 1915)289,562,678.  Current Rates of Interest  are allowed on deposits in the Savings  Department of the Bank of Montreal.  Deposits of Ji. and upwards are received  on Savings Accounts.  A. W. Strickland, Manager, Merritt Branch.  RANCHERS   MUST   USE  PRINTED  Butter  Wrappers!  According to the Dairy Industry Act, 1914, "No  person shall cut or pack Dairy Butter into blocks,  squaresorprints and wrap such blocks, squares or  prints in parchment paper unless the said parchment paper is printed or branded with the words  'Dairy Butter."' The word "Choice" may be  used in addition.  *  f  t  4  T  ?  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  f  f  T  -f  T  f  f  T  f  1  r  s_  I  at  A  ��  9  *���>  U  jet  ��  ���M  ��M  h  CO  v  CO  s  $  o  2  I  T  T-  ��&**  ft  f!  f*  v_  rl  *  T  T  T  t  T  f  r  r  We Print Batter Papers in large or small Quantities-Prices Right  Merritt " News " Office  Corporation of the City of Merritt  Public Half-Holiday, Aug. 4.  I hereby declare a Public Half-Holiday in the'City of  Merritt on Wednesday Afternoon, August 4, 1915.  Signed-J. WALTERS,  Mayor.  Stole $700 But  Soon Captured  Alex Gray, a French Canadian  laboring man, drew $700 out of a  Penticton bank a few days ago,  intending to leave the country.  He came to Princeton, was offered another job with a ballasting gang on the Kettle Valley  railway and took it. He did not  have time to deposit the money  again, so canned it on his person.  He had a partner named Harry  Dandolph, and the two bunked  together in the camp. Wednesday  morning when Gray awoke he  discovered his money was gone,  arid likewise his partner. He  lost no time in coming to Prince-  bn and notifying Constable R.  W. Bowen. Bowen and Gray  took the train back to Hedley,  and when it pulled into that  station the first man to climb on  was their man Dandolph. He  was immediately placed under  arrest and was brought back to  Princeton yesterday and placed  in jail. When searched he had  all of the $700 on him.  *'  At Winnipeg on Monday at the  session of the Grand Black Chapter of British-American, Loyal  Orangemen lodge, the grand reg-  istrar'sreports showed a marked  increase in the membership of  the order and showed also that  the organization of 21 new pre-  ceptories took place during the  year.  Four hundred and fifty lots,  which brought a total of $133,000  have been sould at auction by the  government at Anchorage town-  site, Alaska, Four  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, July 30, 1915  *i**i**i**i***,*,***i**I'v*."Mi**  ALL KINDS OF .  ELEGTRBGAL  FIXTURES  AND SUPPLIES  FOR  SALE AT COST.  *  *  t  See   A.  B.   KENNEDY |  ���.���X��H***********  i  t  *  What We Hear  That Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Kennedy and Mr. and Mrs. R. Wilkinson expect to start on their  automobile trip to Montreal next  week.  That two or three local ministers and their church officials are  very discouraged at the poor  attendances and support accorded  their respective churches.  Local Jottings  A Flower Service will be held  at the Anglican Church on Sunday August 8. Further particulars will be announced later.  At Mondays meeting of the  City Council the postponed date  of the tax sale will probably be  decided for about the second  week in October.  f  v  *  *  $100  Reward  A Reward of  $100.00 will  lead  's* be paid for information  <.       i  T ing to conviction of any per-  Jj son  for Killing  or  Stealing  �� Cattle or Horses belonging to  any Member of the  Interior,  Stock Raisers' Association of  B. C.  S. C. BURTON,  .Secretary  ,*.   any lviciuuci    \ji   mc    aul\,i aw&   ^  *.''���'������ _ *  % Stock Raisers' Association of $  ���' * ��� c.        ��� . *  ���  -_  '*_���  r  t  That at the next meeting of  W. A. of the Anglican Church  the suggestion of taking steps to  form a Red Cross Society in  Merritt will be considered.  That considerable praise is being extended to Principal L. E.  Morrissey for the excellent successes of the local candidates in  the high school examinations.  H. S. Cleasby reports having  splendid crops of hay from his  Coutlee ranch. He. expects to  get through with haying next  week end.  Specially fine heads of cabbages  grown on Mr. Eastwoods place  at Voght Reserve were on view  at the Nicola Valley Meat Market  on Saturday night.  Seventeen carsand four coaches constituted Saturday's C.P.R.  train for the Coast which carried  seven cars of cattle from the  Guichon ranch at Quilchena,  consigned to buyers inVancouver.  That several train loads of  lumber for the K. V, R. snow  sheds continue to pass, through  Merritt en route for the different  points on the line, v  Good Ranch Team  Mare and Gelding, 7 and 10  years old respectively. Gelding good roadster.   Weight  2,300 lbs.  Apply Box M, "New." Office.  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.  That in the recent high school  examinations Sydney Walters  got three marks more than Norman Grimmett, repeating what  he did iri the examinations last  year.    -  That there may be two if not  three lieutenants inMerritt shortly, as applications and papers  have been sent in to the military  authorities by those seeking commissions, and that if they are  granted two of the appointments  would be exceedingly popular.   :  That it is futile to boost for  new industries being established  in Merritt if the citizens, by  witholdihg necessary support' in  business from the employers of  white labor and patronising the  yellowskins instead, allow industries to die out.  FOR  SALE  That a brother of City Solicitor  M. L. Grimmett, who was visiting here a few days ago, is prac-  amdiuft ADiun m_ UA , tising law in the. Saskatchewan  CABINET UKANU PIANO town of Lemberg, which was  No Reasonable Cash Offer Refused founded by some old settlers who  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  A number of local tennis devotees are preparing an excellent  playing court in the skating rink.  Being commodious, well ventilated, and free from the direct  power of the sun, the place should  be the scene of much good sport.  Harry Priest, Wm Fairley and  Geo. Ransom' drove in Mr.  Priest's car to Nicola Lake on  Sunday for fishing purposes. The  catches weren't heavy,���-the  lightning lightened the load.  The next meeting of the quarterly official board of the Methodist Church will be held in the  Church on Tuesday, August 3, at  8 p.m. and not as previously  announced. !  Personal Column  ^ William Fairley was a visitor  in Nicola on Wednesday.  Norman  Shore,   late  of this  City, was a visitor here Friday  Mr. and Mrs. N. Boyden were  visitors to Nicola on Wednesday.  J.   W.   Langley,   rancher.  Canford  was  in   the  City  Saturday.  of  on  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lauder, of  Quilchena, were in the city on  Wednesday.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL .MINING REGULATIONS.  Coal mining rights of tlie 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  _Mfe~thanT2;560"acres^iirbe"leas��d^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 sub  divisions 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 royal  ty 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 min  Ing rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available 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   of  "this advertisement will not be pa^ J  m-������. .....   ..'. ..:...j I  came out from Galicia and named  after the city noted as being in  the eastern war .zone in Europe.  That the City Police authorities  have been surprised to find that  the trading licenses can be collected from the stores and business men with comparative ease,  that mostly'!all were collected on  demand, and that this is considered a healthy sign of good business, at the stores.  ThatX one of the reasons the  local steam laundry which employs all white labor is closing  down is that several prominent  peoplejThodesire being glassed  as ,'leadi^X)ity"biwiness::nien''  promised the proprietor their  support when he commenced  business but after he started sent  their linen to the Chinese laundries and have continued to do  so.  .���..j..;.^..j..j..>.;.^.;..j.4..>^..;..;..X��-5��H"J~;��->->  Palace Bakery  *  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc t  Hot Pies every Saturday.   %  W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor. |  NOTICE  Owing to conditions brought  about by the war we are;  unable at present to get a  further supply of the paper,  which we  have  regularly  used   for   publishing   the  "News" since its inception.  Once  the  war clouds are7  dispelled and peace arrives ;  with a readjustment of business conditions we hope to  be again* issuing the 'News'  on the paper which proved  so popular to our numerous  readers and advertisers.  !   UNB)L\TABLE  1 CASH  PRICES  q_rqce:ri:e_s  "CURLEW"  BUTTER, the Finest you  can buy        per lb. ,35  FANCY TEA BISCUITS, assorted kinds     per pkt. .10  JAM, Plum, Greengage, Gooseberry, and  Apricot, 4-lb. tins ,65  SALMON, 2 tins (or .25  TOMATO CATSUP, per bot. .25  PEACHES, large Hns, each .25  FRESHLY GROUND COFFEE,     per lb. .35  NABOB COFFEE, per lb. ,45  NABOB TEA, per lb. .45  DRY  GOODS  MEN'S KHARKI JUMPERS, reg. $1.50, .90  MEN'S Black and Heather Mixture SOX,      per pair .20  NEN'S STRING TIES, up-Mate patterns,     each .20  MENS PRESIDENT BRACES,. per pair 50  LADIES TAN COTTON HOSE, reg..25 each  3 pair for ,50.  LADIES  LISLE GLOVES, all colors, per pair .20  CHILDRENS BLACK AND TAN SHOES  AT LESS THAN HALF PRICE  LACE  CURTAINETTE, reg. .35, per yard .22  WHITE WOOL DRE88 SERGE, reg. $1.25  a yard, per yard ,75  the mempiitt  Mr. and Mrs. A. N. B. Rogers  autoed to Douglas Lake on Sunday.  Contractor Hugh Leitch and  H. Booth were visitors to Canford on Monday.  The Clydesdale  -   Stallion  E. Gr Walker, rancher of the  Coldwater Valley was in the city  on Tuesday. ,. -  Mr. and Mrs. W., Clapperton  motored to Kamloops on Saturday, returning Sunday evening.  Mr. Hunter of Nicola, -was a  business visitor in the city on  Wednesday, returning by the  train the same day.  I invite you to look at my hats  I won't tell you that I have  the best hats in the world. I  haven't. Lots of others are as  good. But I do believe that I  sell hats - cheaper than many  others. Come in and 'see them  you will be under no obligations  to buy at the ROSE MARCHE.  "Victor Hugo"  Imp. (9898) (15031)  Sire : Sir Hugo, 10924  1st Dam: Fair Maid 18355, by Marcellus  11110.  2nd Dam : Lndy Bell 8997; by Darnley  222  Commencing May 5th, Will Stand  as follows:  EVERY WEDNESDAY  AT  D. Munro's Stables  MERRITT  From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m,  AND  During the rest of the Week  at my Ranch at Lower Nicola  Nora Jorgenson, who recently  resigned her position as cook at  the Hospital, left for the Coast  on Tuesday night's train.  "* Mrs. Tom Clarke left on Monday for Kamloops where she will  spend a month's vacation as a  guest of her sister in a camping  party.  J. A. Guichon and a party  from Quilchena were in the' City  on Saturday, on business in connection with their cattle shipments.  ���.***����t��4^*^+^��^>^��^��^^��$M^��^��^��^��^^*����^t^��^*$M^i^  Hotel Arrivals Week by Week  Charles M. Mutch, inspector  for the Confederation Life Association who is making a business tour of agencies in the  Interior, was a visitor in Merritt  on Saturday.  TERMS : For Season with return  privilege $12.00 payable at end  of Season.    To insure with Foal,  $18.00  For further particulars apply to  D. DODDING (Owner),  Lower Nicola - B. C.  It is to be regretted that owing  to. the demands of Alderman  Ewart's work at the mines on  his time on certain nights, he is  unable to attend the City Council  and Hospital Board meetings.  ADELPHI HOTEL  D. McNamara, of Victoria,  was a business visitor Monday.  C. Willarson.merchantjPrince-  ton with his wife were visitors  on Monday. X    ���  G. Lockwood, of Glacier, registered on Monday, and stayed  in Merritt a couple of days.  ' T. J. f Mitchell, of Vancouver,  representative for Braid's tea,  registered here on Tu esday. J.  R. Conway,7 another salesman,  was also over from Vancouver,  staying here.  J. H. Clark, of Penticton, pasr  sed through Merritt on Tuesday  and was a guest here.  H. A. Chiver, of .New Westminister, was registered Wednesday.  James Thorburn, who holds a  position in the :Tnland Revenue  service, was at the hotel on Wednesday.  Amongst Wednesday's guests  was R-. E. Sharp, C. P. R. car  inspector, of Spences Bridge,  who was accompanied by his  wife and Mrs. E. Gillett,  COLDWATER HOTEL  A.. S. Alrich, Allen Brown,  representing Vancouver firms,  were business visitors here on  Monday.  Walter H. How, of Agassiz,  registered here at the beginning  of the week.  j. F. Bowman, of Vancouver,  was among Mondays registrations.  J. Harrower, who has business  interest's in Vernon was here on  Tuesday.  C. Barr, of Summerland, was  a hotel guest at the beginning of  the week.-  C. R. Betterton, of Hastings  Ranch, was at the hotel Wednes-  nesday, and reports everything  o. k. at his noted ranch.  0. B. N. Wilkie, surveyor, was  among Wednesday's guests.  A. N. McDermid, of Nelson,  registered this week.  Stanley Carr of Vancouver who  has business connections here,  was a visitor this week.  H. B. Mclntyre, of Vancouver  was a guest on Wednesday,  What i$ the matter with that  'watch of yours? _Yo_ do not  know? Well take it to DORERS'  =ThE-EXPERT=WATCH  AND.  CLOCK REPAIRER.  Dr. Kerr, head of the C. P. R,  western division medical service  accompanied by Mrs. Kerr, were  guests of Dr. Gillis while in Merritt last week end. They were  en route from Penticton, to the  CoastA  A. G. Fulton, baggage and  freight clerk at the C. P. R.  depot, who has been on a health  trip to Coast points following a  severe illness, returned to the  dry belt on Friday,, resuming his  residence at the Adelphi and his  work at the station.  Mesdames Welfare, Hyland,  Battersby and Jackson, of the  Patriotic Guild, went in Mr. G.  B; Armstrong's car to Quilchena  inviting donations of refreshments etc for August 4 demonstration. They were driven by  T. Riley; Mrs, Jackson, Mrs.  Kay, Mrs. Grimmett and Mrs.  Limb later were taken by Mr.  Grimmett in his car to Lower  Nicola on a similar duty. As a  result gifts and substantial promises have been made,  Mayor Will Lend  His Support  That Mayor Walters will do his best  to help along our campaign which has  in view the greater development of the  mineral resources of the Valley is certain. On Wednesday morning Messrs.  William McNeill' and Robt. Henderson,  two old prospectors who are anxious .to  see wider publicity being given the  samples of copper and other ores taken  from local claims, called upon the  Mayor. They told him of their desire  to see an exhibit sent to the Vancouver  Fall exhibitjon so that the Nicola Valley  minerals could be on view to authorities  interested in mining exploitation, also  making the recommendation that steps  be taken to get a showcase erected on  our station platform, to contain specimens of the mineral wealth of the district. In this it is hoped to gradually  get outside mining people, especially  capitalists, to investigate the local  claims and if possible to get the minerals developed.  ' Interviewed by the " News," Mayor  Walters said he was in complete accord  with any movement that had the best  interests-of^the-district^in^view^and^  would gladly do what he could towards  arranging for a mineral exhibit being  sent from the Nicola Valley to Vancouver. A meeting of the city transportation committee will be called and the  matter then discussed.  Mr. Harold Grieg, late of the  Walters Block, has opened "Fruit  of all Kinds" business in the  Costillou block under the name,  The Okanagan Valley Fruit ���  Company.  The Nicola Valley was "well  represented this' -morning at  Nicola the shipping point for the  500 cattle which today. start on  the long trip to France. Two  autoes left Merritt containing  several business, men.  As well as an unbeatable Grocery list, the Cash- Store this  week has many good lines in  Dry-goods.   See ad. '  A bad thunder storm broke  over the Valley on Wednesday  afternoon. At Quilchena and on  the roads to Kamloops the road  was rendered impassible,

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