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 y'xxMkiWU^?yy  JUL'1'2  isjs  !?r->  -/   0  Vol. 5. No. 33  THE   HOME  PAPER   jpR    THE    CITY    OF    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  MERRITT,   B.-C,   FRIDAY,   JULY   9,   1915  Price '5 Cents  Furtii|r Batch of Mcola Valley Soys Will Joif^Theh^^  Trenches ���Ten left for Vernon Training Camp on Wednesday  Civic Fire Alarm  \ System Advocated  -    _.^i_.SS_^M      ...'-   �� "Jl       .. ...       r,.\, -   Cost Would Soon ' be Returned  in Lower Insurance Rates.  '���.���-������'i "V- 'cK .;.-���     ���-,���:������ ��� ���  Council in Session  Lieut. Got Men  With Capital "M"  Urging that by the installation of a  '. fire alarm system in the City there was  | a reasonable chance of fire insurance  I rates- being reduced Mayor Walters, at  I the'City Council meeting- on Monday  ���-' evening recommended that the .fire  '�� committee make enquiries as to the  , cost of having such apparatus provided,  i The suggestion was adopted.  The Mayor reported that he recently  interviewed an insurance underwriter  and after he had inspected the existing  facilities''for firefighting he  said he  . would put in a report to the insurance  ' anthorities at Vancouver and  that in  due.course the City would see a copy of  that'report.  It "was"   intimated   thaf'since   the  "Central  Hall  fire insurance rates on  , certain property in the business section  ;had been raised.       .. Xx   -.  J    * Account*  '   A further batch  of accounts  were  passed for payment,-- as soon as funds  'are available. *  '.. * ���   ���  .     .'. v     ��  : Bylaws  - Bylaws 48 and 49 which respectively  'authorize certain-rates and regulations  to'govern the supply of city electricity  (and water to customers were read in  open Council, and considered in committee, and each, given third readings.  - ' School FinVneea   ' i"     -'.1  Ten More Men from Nicola Valley For the Firing Line  ������  Left for Vernon  FARMING UNDER FIRE  French Farmers Work near  Trenches.     Country  Scenes  Described by SeaforthHighlander.   Farm Dogs.  Quaint Churches and Shrines  School FinWnces  ation was ,  Supt. Robiusori, of the Department of  Education, respecting the powers conferred by. section 76 ^of. the t school act,  but as the Supt'.* apparently:niisunder-  stobd what inform ation _, was"' really  sought by the council a further letter  will-be-sent to him. -   .  Mayor J. Walters presided. Also  presenT wer��r__lderriieh P. McLean, A.  McGoran. J. McFarlane. and R. Jackson, City'Cieik ''Harry Priest and  Solicitor M. L. Grimmett  What Will Happen  When I Fight  '/ ' ~     . J r ' 'A y  * *   For Country ?  ,In.view of the recruiting which has  been given a stimulant in  the Nicola  Valley this week, and of the fact that  several  persons here  are considering  the ecomical side of enlistment, we reproduce, answers to a few* questions  which   are considered  by those who  comtemplate entering the service and,  incidentally,, adding their names to the  Valley Roll of Honor."  1.   How long am I to serve ?  Until the end of the war and six  months after if required,  ~27~ What~pay shall ITeceiveT?  ' Your pay as a private will be $1.00  pef"*day"ahd'10cr field allowance.'   Be-  sidesjjhisyouuwill: bejelothed, equipped  and snbsisted by the Government.  ���Br^What will my wife; receive during  my absence ?  .Every month there will be paid her a  eeperation allowance of $20 (also a part  of your pay), and if this be not enough  to comfortably maintain your-,family,  the Canadian Patriotic Fund will further assist them. '��� *  ���4. What will happen if I am wounded or sick ? ' '     - ���    '  You w'lll'be cared for by* the Government aiid your pay continued until you  are discharged. If you are permanently  disabled an allowance will be paid you,  varying according to the extent of your  injury or disability.  6. What will be done for my wife  and children if I die while' in active  service?  The Government will provide an adequate pension, that will enable' th-  family (lo live comfortably until the  children are old enough to look" aftei  themselves. The widowed mother of a  single man, if the son be her sole support, is treated in the same way as a  wife.'       i  Following are the,young.:men of-the  Nicola Valley who enlisted in the llth  Canadian Mounted Rifles for Overseas  service after successfully passing the  medical examination by: Dr. Tutill, and  and reported at Vernon on Thursday:  Sam Pool, Ernest Harold, Alec Lonie;  Tom Drybrough, of Merritt; John  Ovington, of Collettville; Duncan Mc-  Douga!, Percy Grimshire, Jack Grim-  shire, of Nicola; D. F. Hudson, of  Quenelle; Frank Woolgar, of Lynn  Creek. ' '*  A soul stirring and fervent appeal  for Nicola Valley men to enlist was  made by Lieut K. G. Halley, of Hhe  Canadian Mounted Rifles, at a recruiting meeting and concert'held in the  Armory on Monday evening.  There was a large attendance of both  sexes to hear the Lieutenant, who wore  kharki. and whose candid comments on  the higher duties of citizenship in war  time, elicited repeated applause from  the gathering.    . '  A soldier of powerful build, Lieut.  Halley's manly, talk was in fitness with  his fine bearing. "You know what I'm  here for", he said, "I want'men, men  with a capital M. men to defend their  country on the battlefields of France  or in the Dardanelles. I ask you 'to  join me in my regiment, and I don't |  want you to say 'Its all right you getting us'to go while you stay at home  recruiting." i  Pointing with evident pride'-to his  overseas badge'on his tunic the soldier  said "Boys, that isthe only badg^j*to  us today and when-you* go I will 'go  with you", (applause) -~-  I am a married man with a family���  and I am ready to take a chance. And  it is a channel when you consider from  the,casualty lists that the officers have'  a much larger per centage of killed and  wounded than the ranks.  He urged Merritt young men to add  their names to the honor roll of the  Nicola Valley.  Other points from his speech were:  "And-you, ladies, * would you feel  content for other men to ge and fight  for you. .You married for a man to  protect you, he vowed that.  "To sweethearts: I would say to the  toys if a girl is worth having she is  worth fighting for.  "As long us the British Eppire lasts  those memorable battles of the Canadians* at Neuve Chappele and Lange-  marclf will never be forgotten.  '.'You men before me in this hall. I  wish I could see you with me going  over the German trenches with a  bayonet, and I want you now,  After touching upon conscription  Lieut Halley said���"Men, if you want  to come with me 1-want you "with-the  voluntary spirit,* the British spirit-  British soldiers are the finest in the  world and they are fighting brave  German soldiers.���I want those who  are willing to go with me to -'take the  chance| for pur King and Country   some of you wont came - back......'  it  is not a picnic, but the Empire needs  men; it needs you."  Lieut. Halley wishes through the  medium of the "News " to thank Capt.  C. Tyner, Capt. (i. H.<Tutill. Q.M.S.  Osmond for their assistance to him,  and to Messrs. Stephenson & Ewart  who kindly allowed the use of theii  premises for recruit ing purposes. Special thanks are tendered to Mrs. (Dr.)  Tutill for her able arrangements in  providing such a first-class concert at  such short notice.  "Religious Atmosphere Contradictory to the Real State of  X<*:'.':" ,   Affairs." 7   .,,   ���;..'���  Rev. Cooke Tells  About Pamphlet  Sparse Attendance at Lecture on  Cots worth's Charges.    Rev.  J. Hyde Presided  "Farming .. under fire, may sound  rather startling but to the farmers  whose worldly wealth isjwrajiped up;iii  their farms near the trenches :and  cannot afford to leava'thern until literally" shelied out "it is taken as amat-  er of course." ,  This wrote Pte. W. V. Chaffey, of  72nd Seaforth- Higlanders, of Vancou-  ver>; who was one of the heroic sixteenth  battalion which offered such gallant  resistance to an overwhelming force of  Germans on their left flank at the first  big battle of Ypres.  As he was billeted in a farm and  being interested in agriculture he wrote  what he saw and learned for others  in B. C. and we have been privileged  to reproduce the article in the News'  for the benefit of the people of the  Nicola Valley. )1armers and others  here peacefully enjoying life in a fair  land not ravaged by shot and shell are  told just what it is  like for farmers  right in the battle line.' The farm ..  ferred to in this article is (or was) but  half a mile from the German trenches  and there were British emergency  trenches cut through the fields. Notices  could be seen in English requesting  soldiers to ''pleasekeep of the growing  crops." v  I measured with my arms roughly, and  -judged to be about eight feet six inches  in circumference. The usual custom  seems to be to take a wild apple tree  about two inches through, and let.it  get a good start after transplanting;  then plant it about eight feet above  the ground, using mud as a grafting  wax. This makes a very high headed  tree, and serves the double purpose of  keeping the branches and fruit out of  reach of cattle and letting the sun get  at the grass which grows between the  'trees.  As I Write  -'German shells are dropping intermittently during the day and night���some-'  times unpleasantly close. One of our  I jj'atteries is "annoying" th3 Germans  'from a well-concealed position a few  hundred yaids away, and they keep  trying to locate it. A couple of days  ago some pieces of shrapnel broke some  tiles on the roof and, put a few holes in  the greenhouse !  This  morning a big  [piece  of steel  casing  of   a shrapnel  fchell, which was fired at an aeroplane,  fellwith a whiz and thud just behind  the buildings. <  , Quaint Churche*   ,   '���  One of the things which first attracts  the attention of a stranger in thiscoun-  Although every local circumstances wrap favorable to a largely  attended meeting only some  chirty-seven people of Merritt  and district turned out on Friday  at Menzies Hall to hear the Rev.  E. A.. Cooke lecture, on Moses  Cotsworth's pamphlet "The Crisis in B. C." an attack on the  Provincial Government.  The meeting was called for  eight o'clock, when there were a  round half dozen people present;  at 8.25 there were 17; at 8.40  when the spokesman of the  Ministerial Union rose to speak!  he was introduced by the Rev.  Hyde to a few more than thirty  people. .    -  ��� Throughout, the speaker held  the close attention of the audience.  After devoting fully twenty  minutes in affirming that he was  touring the country in the'inter-  ests of morality and' not politics  the speaker dwelt with the land]  question. " Regarding land avail-  able.for pre-emption he charged  that despite statements by Hn.  Mr. Ross that there were -quite  some 91,000 to 93.000 acres :df  Iind reaer-ve_Lfor-pre;en3ptors in-  B/ C, yefthe provincial assess-  orsjin' their answers to enquiries  made for the, Agricultural Commission's report almost wholly  Seek Assistance  of Hon. Burrell  City Council  to Write Federal  Member and P. M. G. re  Mail Service  Communications from Superintendent Piters, of the C. P. R. and the  Vancouver Postoffice Inspector respec-  ing the City Council's efforts .to.get)a  better mail delivery into Merritt trom  the Main line were read at the reguli r  Council meeting held in the City Hall  on Monday evening.  The letters ware not cheering. It  was pointed out that the traffic over  the line was not large enough to warrant a train being put on daily to improve the present mail service.  As is well known in the Valley; since  the C. P: R. schedule was' revised*and  the K. V. began to operate, the citizens have been receiving 2 mails on  three days weekly'from7,the main line  and none on the three alternating days;  no mail is obtainable 'between Friday-  night and Monday morning. The week  end isolation is felt to be the greateut  hardship.  Solicitor Grimmett reported meeting  Mr. Peters who agreed the Cityhad a  genuine grievance over their mail  delivery but he could not see that" an  improved train service could be granted  at present.,�� -     -   * ���>  Mayor Walters said- the Penticton  people had solicited the Hon. Martin  Burrell's efforts in getting a mail "car  attached to the K. V. R. trains' and  perhaps h'e could do something for  Merritt.   -- *' -     J  -  Solicitor Grimmett was sure that all  southern B. C. freight would shortly  come through the K.V.K. route. There  shouldJhus.be'at least.one  soon.     *  -*/.*.    '    .  -  daily-,4ra(n-4 ���  stated"there "was no land suitable ]with forAheir assistance  -   ��� Farmhouse on Battlefield of Waterloo -     ���  -\- *-  The , farm house, barn^ woodshed, j tiy is the number of churches along the  stable���and, in fact, all the" farm build-1 road. They seem hardly worthy of the  ings���are under one roof, and are built name of church;' as they are only about  in the form of a square, enclosing ..  courtyard about seventy-five feet each  way. The buildings���or perhaps we  9hould say the building���is substantially constructed with brick walls and  tiled roof.  The farmer and his family occupy  practically_^ll_pf _two_sides_of_ the  Dun's Mercantile Record officially  reports that all their insurance policies  in foi.ee in,B> C, have been transferred  arid re-insured in the London Mutual  of Cam da, whose headquarters are  London, Ontario. The company was  established as long ago as 1869.  Bishop de Pencier  For the Front  Merritt citizens, especially  Inglican churchpeople, will bf  interested in the announcemen*  ihat his Lordship Bishop A. U.  De Pencier, of Vancouver, ha-  offered;his.services to Lieut.-Co).  Hulme as chaplain of the 62'nc1  Battalion, now being raised foi  a.tive service. The offer whicl  was forwarded to Ottawa has-  been accepted.-  square, and the rest is devoted to the  horses,;cattle, chickens etc.;: We pay  many visits to the kitchen, which is at  once kitchen, living-room and dinning-  room. The most noticeable feature  about this, as well as all the rooms I  have seen on these farms, is the very  low ceilings���barely seven feet high in  some instances.  Strange as it may seem, the courtyard is used ih the winter to accommodate a manure pile. The utter lack of  sanitation would astonish most Canucks.  The family well is in the same courtyard; and also a sort of biicked-in hole  in which all the washing water, etc.'  from the house is thrown. In spite of  all this, the people living in these surroundings seem very healthy.  Farm Dogs Work  It is very interesting to watch the  Jogs, which are used to turn the feed  cutters. They run around inside a big  wheel about twelve, feet, in diameter,  and can turn a root-mtting machine.  They are kept chained up all day  long, so are only too eager to have a  little run in the wheel. They are very  cnovving about it, too. ai d seem to  -*|uite enter inter the spirit of the game.  vVhen the chopper .is filled up with  turnips or mangels, they puff and pant  md go quite slowly; then if the machine isv allowed to get empty, their legs,  iiave to go like mad to keep them on  :heir feet!  The Orchards  The orchaid contains trees varying  in age, apparently from about two  years'to fifty years. One of the largest  j six feet by ten feet on the ground. The  fiont is open > except for a light iron  gate. They usually have a small altar  with crucifixes and artificial flowers on  it, and Various-statues of different  saints. A great deal of trouble seems  to have been taken with the decoration  of them and the building is substantially  constructed of stone or brick, with a  good, tile roof.,  Almost every house has a crucifix  placed above tne door or under the  eaves of the'roof. This religious atmosphere seems rather contradictory  to the real state of affairs when the  sound , of artillery, or the sight of an  ambulance filled with wounded, makes  one realize what a terrible war is in  progress a short distance away.  Billy Bowser Won't Scab  Some amusement was ���.occasioned  iri  the City Council Chamber on Monday  evening when City  Clerk  Priest read  the reply of Attorney  General  W. J.  Bowser to a request that he  give  his  interprttaMon of the meaning of section  195 of the municipal act,   which  deals  with bo> rowing by municipalities.  Mr. Bowser wrote, in part,  At the very best my opinion  would  only be a personal one and.there are  i very many men in the legakprofess-  ionmuch more Competent than I am  to interpret the various., sections of  the Municipal Act,        V'-X   .) X 'V-  He then went on to say ,hisi.department made it a strict rule never to.ad-  'yjse.on matters of,the kind.. '     .....:.,/';  Mayor Walters: If the Attorney-General wont give a ruling who will?  City Solicitor ; It seems to me it'ean'  only be obtained through.the;courts^",  Aid. McGoran : Mr. Bowser declines,  the Municipal Inspector declines, to  whom shall we' look ? Mr. Bowser must,  feel he cannot advise on the section  better than does our^own solicitor.  After further discussion, ori. the resolution of Aldermen McGoran and McLean the, communication was received  apd filed.  for the purpose within twenty  miles of a railway, project railway, .'road ��� or wagon road.t ��� He  claimed 20 out 29 assessors reported tcthis effect.'  ' The land  had been exploited for the benefit of speculators,  he said, and  fraudulent maps which deceived  old   country   prospective   emigrants had been willfully prepared, especially as regards Fort  George.   It was astonishing, he  said as  he  quoted  statements  from Mr, Cotsworths pamphlet,  that      speculative     syndicates  would be able to hold in there  name  thousands of acres   for  which they had to pay or would  nave to pay fifty cents an acre  and thennretail~to~individuals-at  huge profits.   The 1907 land act  changes were, he was sure, eh  acted solely to h lp the, speculators. : Referring to the coming  libel suit brought by Alec Lucas  m.p.p.  he said at the opening  action for discovery Mr. Lucas  had endeavored to get them to  divulge the nature of their defence.     This they were determined not to do until the time  wdsjripe. '  The case could not  now'come off until September.  "Some think it will never come  off, but we are certain it will and  are determined on that."  As^to our coal resources, these  iwereT in ��� the grip of American  and ^German *" speculators and  other,interests he^charged. Two  men Kobe, and Beaton, controlled no less than 92,000. (These  and other figures quoted were  taken from Mr. a Cotsworth's  pamphlet.)  The reverend gentlemen atao  dealt with the timber lands.  These he said had been shamefullj  exploited for the few friends; of  the goyernment, and at least 80  per cent had been alienated.* -Ht  claimed too that in _908 Vhef."  .the;,Government   boasted  thai  (Continued on page 3)  ., It was eventually resolved on the  motion of Aid. McGoran and Jackson/  that the Postmaster-General, and the  Hon. Martin Burrell be communicated'  in improving  I the situation.     * "      i"!  .  Modern Sawmill   /  PlanMor New  Townsite Bought  , "Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Armstrong,.  Miss Standish and Mr. and Mrs.  C. R. Betterton, spent an enjoy--  able automobile trip last week'  end visiting Okanagan centres.''  Travelling in Mr,  Armstrong's  Overland the parly left on Sun-,  day and arrived back on Tuesday covering 400 miles and tak-l  ing in  Vernon,  Kelowna,  Pen-'  ticton,    and    other    beautiful  places.- -��� ������  While at Vernon [Mr. Better-  tori completed the purchase of a  fully equipped modern sawmill  plant that  cost $10,000.    This ,  will be shipped during the next  few days to the new. townsite of  Brookmere,  at Mr.   Betterton's  "Hastings Ranch" and will be  used in the construction of the'  many homes and buildings to be ,  erected in that thriving commun- ���  ity. .The plant which it is stated '  was   bought   fo'r   some * $3,000  comprised modern planers, saws,"  edging machines,  and a-.larger-  top*, edge cutting machine that*  will take-care of logs of'any-i  dimensions.  ,The .Vernon internment  and  military camps' were inspected  by the party who aiso  noticed  the  crops  and  fruit to be. in..-  iplendid condition.*,   Vernon- is  "good" Penticton likewise,  reported  Mr., Armstrong  to the  '.'News."    He says the people  of Penticton and other Okanagan  centres are keenly anxious to see  and help towards bringing about,  \n increase in the local consumption of Merritt coal,- and; epeak>  in   appreciative   terms  ,of .the,-  rapidly   inreasing trade in  the"  Okanagantfruit with NicolaoVaL-.'  ley communities. Friday, . July 9, 1915  4*  This Drying  and  Trying  Wind is  Hard on the Complexion  FACE   CREAMS:   Nyals,   Na-Dru-Co,   Murrillo  FACE LOTIONS: Rose, Witch Hazel, Hinds Honey  Alum  $A_.   F.   RANEINE,  DRUGGIST  THE  NICOLA  VALLEY NEWS  Published Every Friday  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON  APPLICATION  Subscriptions, payable ln advance, ?2.00 per year In Canada.  Britain, United Stages and Foreign Countries, $2.50.  Great  Address :   The Nicola Valley News. P. O. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B.C.  STATEMENTS AND FACTS  The Rev. E. A. Cooke has been and gone and he must have felt  dissappointed. Although people invariably rush to hear sensations  such as "crises" produce only thirty seven Merritt citizens were present  on Friday to help fill the sea of empty seats which faced the speaker.  Only after waiting forty-five minutes after the scheduled-time for the  opening of the meeting was there considered sufficient present to hear  the address. The Rev. E. A.'Cooke must certainly -have been convinced that the ninety and nine, despite the widely scattered reports'of  his speeches, are yet to feel there is a "crisis.** Of those who did  attend, many declare they never heard a more purely partison political  speech. It was studded with grave charges based on an individuals  statement.  When it is recollected that some of the clergymen who signed the  foreword of the piquant pamphlet that the Rev. Cooke speaks upon had  to admit to Alex Lucas M.L.A., in open court in an action for discovery, that they had no personal knowledge of the charges made in the  pamphlet although their signatures appeared in the foreword as having  personally investigated them and being prepared to stand sponsor for  their truth, public concern iii the pamphlet began to crumble. - Now, last'  Friday the reverened gentleman admit further that  it is within the bounds of possibility that some of the statements in  this pamphlet are not absolutely correct.  Further the Methodist Recorder recently stated editorially:  Whether the charges are substantially true or false we are. not in a  . position to say. If they are true the guilty parties should riot escape  the,penalty of public humiliation, and we hope now the facts will be  disclosed. On the face of it however the attack looks too bitter to  be sincere and suggests that the ministers have been used to accomplish the personal designs of Moses Cotsworth, the author of the  __. pamphlet. -- ,       {----_. , - ,  The Recorder also comments " We ministers are * supposed to be  rather susceptable in such matters." This opinion the Rev, Hyde corroborated when, in moving a vote of thanks, he thanked the speaker  *' for giving us facts " which are only statements yet to be answered ih  a libel action in a court of law.  Fragment of Shell  Front theNurnberg  Magistrate J. S. M.rgan has  received from his friend H. Grav-  enor, of v ictoria, who has family  connections here, a small fragment of the steel casing of a ten-  inch German shell fired by the  Nurnberg at H.M.S. Kent in the  battle off the Falkland Islands on  December 8th, when the British  navy added another glorious  achievement to its records. A  photograph of the damaged plate  of the Kent pierced by the German shells accompanies the memento. The warship was only  slightly damaged and was repaired some time ago at the Esquimalt dockyard and has returned to active service on the  high seas.  What makes the relic possessed  by Magistrate Morgan more valuable is that the naval engagement off the Falklands brought  to a close the raiding of merchantmen by German war vessels in the open seas.  Auto Party to  Douglas Lake  ��� Several local friends of Mr.and  and Mrs. F. B. Ward motored  out to Douglas Lake on Saturday  to spend a convivial evening with  music and dancing with their  hospitable host and hostess. The  party, which returned home Sunday morning, comprised Dr. and  Mrs. Tutill, Mr. and Mrs. Grimmett, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. B.  Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. P. Boyd,  Mrs. Langstaff,' Misses Seaton,  J.'and the Misses Guichon (Quilchena), Messrs. J. Graham, H.'  Round and J. Daniels. The trip  was made in the automobiles of  Dr. Tutill, Mr. Grimmett and Mr.  Boyd.  The Ladies   of the   Patriotic  Guild figure on arranging a "Sock  Day"  in   the early   future   on  somewhat similar lines to   the  linen day scheme, and all ladies  who can possibly do so are to be  asked to make or provide for a  pair of socks to be sent to our  soldiers at the front.   Further  particulars will be announced in  due course.     In the meantime  patriotic ladies are asked to give  the projected scheme publicity  amongst  their friends so that  Merritt and the Nicola Valley  can once more rise to the occasion  in continuing the good work for  the' benefit of  those who  are  fighting our battles.    Soldier's  socks have a short life and immense quantities constantly require replenshing. This can best  be done by such an united effort  as is in contemplation locally.  [Hot and Cold  Waters     "KJoomswith  Baths. ��� Five large Sample Rooms  A well appointed Hotel that meets the requirements of the  Traveling Public.  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are daily from our Ranch  Orchestra in attendance, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6.30 to 8 p.m.  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  I  Proprietor  Local Orangemen  To Attend Service  C.P.R. Okanagan;  Service Increased  May Take Trenches  But Lose Land  After Aid. McGoran had emphatically  expressed himself as being opposed to  any special privileges being granted to  soldiers who are on active service for  their king and country and who have  property liable to sale for delinquent  taxes, Merritt City Council in session  on Monday decided unanimously that  they could not as requested by North  Vancouver Council give endorsation to  a resolution urging upon the Government to enact legislation to give protection to property of such soldiers by  extending the date on which they could  pay up arrears of taxes ahd save their  land from being sold for taxes while the  men__were serving their, country   Aid. McGoran, by request of the  chair, gave his views. He declared  that many soldiers could afford to pay  their taxes, others had friends who  could look after them for them, and at  any rate they had a year in which to  redeem their property.  Neither the Mayor nor the other  Aldermen expressed themselves as being either for or against supporting N.  Vancouver's resolution for the benefit  of the soldiers but the resolution "that  the letter be filed" moved by Aid.  McGoran was unanimously carried.  Interesting Concert  Held in Armory  There was a large attendance of citizens at the recruiting concert and  dance held in the Armory on Monday  evening when an enjoyable program  was presented under the'supervision of  Mrs. (Dr.) Tutill. Those present included Lieut. K. G.' Halley, of the  Canadian Mounted Rifles, wh6 delivered  a patriotic address, Capt. C. Tyner,  commanding the local squadron B. C.  Horse, Capt. Dr. Tutill, and Corporal  C. A. Thomas (C.M.R.) The program  comprised the following items, Master  Tutill and children "0 Canada" ���  R. S. Mi Tom Smith "Tipperary " ;  Mrs. Grimes "Your King and'Country  JNeed-You=^;-duet=?iGood-bye=Little  I Girl, Good-bye" Miss Pope and Dr.  Tutill, Patriotic songs,' Miss Patchett;  Song, "The Best Old Flag pri;Earth "  Dr. Tutill; Violin selections; '.'Martial  Airs " Mrs. Langstaff:.Song, " Soldiers  bf the King." Percy Bfoyd ; "Veteran  Song" Lieut. Halley. The numbers  were all enjoyed and encores ware frequent. Mrs. Tutill and Corporal Thomas accompanied the songs. The concert  was followed by a dance.  Fifty cent suits are novelties. Stephenson & Ewarts next draw���July 19.  Effective Sunday next, llth  July, Okanagan branch train  service between Sicamous and  Okanagan Landing will be increased to a daily service and the  boat' service on Okanagan Lake  will also be made daily including  Sunday. The schedule will be  as at present except the hour of  departure from Penticton will be  5.3C a.m.  On Sunday evening next, the  eve of the "Twelfth," the local  Loyal Orange Lodge brethren  and sisters of the kindred True  Blue lodge will attend divine service at the Presbyterian church,  when a special Orange sermon  will be preached by Rev. Bro. J.  Hyde. Wearing regalia, the  procession will leave the lodge  room'at 7.10. All brethren are  requested to assemble not later  than 7 o'clock. The service will  commence at 7.30 p.m.  The local Orangemen will celebrate the "Twelfth,',' Monday  next, with a social to be held in  the K. P. Hall, commencing at 7  p.m.  Park Privileges for  Methodist Picnic  City Police Work  --"-Monthly Report  'According to the report of  Chief of Police Grundy submitted  to the City Council on Monday,  there were fourteen cases before  the court in June; fines and  costs imposed totalled $100 ; work  done by eight prisoners aggregated 156 days, to the value of  $234. A girl was -committed to  the Burnaby Industrial school.  The majority of the convictions  were for Indian liquor offences  Nicola Valley Meat Market  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  CAULIFLOWER, RHUBARB,  CUCUMBERS,   GREEN   ONIONS,  RADISHES  Nicola Valley Fresh Killed Pork  and Beef  Modern   Cold   Storage   Plant   in    connection  Leave your orders for Ice here  Phone 36 MERRITT,   B.C.  The ADELPHI HOTEL  MERRITT,  "Uhe House of ��M.cril in  B.C.  We have one of the best thought of and most talked  of Hdels in B. C.  ~ TEA  SERVED   EVERY  AFTERNOON  BANQUETS   and   DINNER    PARTIES    OUR  and   DINNER  SPECIALTY  European Plan  ANDREW HOGGAN  1  FIRE   OR   LIFE  J. B. RADCLIFFE  MERRITT  Saturday, July 17th, is the  date and Voght Park the venue  of the -Methodist Sunday School  picnic, the City Council having  on Monday ; nigh t granted, permission for the use of the .park  that day. ; -���;   --��� '_���������' ���'������'  ���"The formal application was  submitted by Alderman Jackson,  on behalf of the Sunday School  officials.  At the Pan-Pacific Exposition,  in competition with the grain-  growing districts of the world,  Canadian grain exhibits carried  offr'.the principal prizes. The  building and contents were  awarded the gold medal.  A. Sowerby is Now  Manager of Co-op  Two vacancies on the staff of  the Merritt Co-operative Society  were filled at a meeting of the  committee held on Tuesday evening. A. Sowerby was promoted  to the position of manager out of  four applicants, while Peter  Moyes was engaged as teamster,  there being twelve  for this post.  applications  J. Simpson; has received an interesting letter from his partner  W. Cranna, who is in Scotland,  telling of war conditions in the  Old Land. He tells much news  thatlhas either been censored by  the press censor or omitted thru  the discretion of the newspapers  in England. '  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^Eatronage^of_the_Publicris-Solicited.-  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter   arid  Contractor,^  Let me figure on your next jobr-ho matter how small "'%'',  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed <  DP. O.   BOX   219,  MERRITT^ B^:X).y  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 coupoh and 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 andPressers  mmmamuMtrmni m mini Miiiiimi_iMiii____aMMmatWt_____g  Mail this Coupon nam <   .  NOVEL SOIT DRAWING  Takes place July 19th; 1915  STEPHENSON & EWART,  The Gity Tailors, Merntt  Dear Sirs,���Please send me tickets at 50c-  each for Novel Suit Drawing.     Amount enclosed  Name   Address   mmm^^S^^^^^s.-r,  -        r-L.���l��X-t Three  '     THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS."��� - ���*-��� -JiMr-  Ikis  ESTABLISHED   1855  A Sound Progressive Bank t  ', y  ���handlea custoniers,'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 - - .      $5,000,"00.00  RESERVED   FUNDS -       , -'      $6,307,272.00  TOTAL   ASSETS - $60,925,164-00  A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager;  MERRITT BRANCH  Nicola ��a!ley News  In the Trenches  Friday, July 9, 1915  In another column we  duce a letter which the  has  received  from  two  Valley "Tommies " who  the   trenches in France.  repro-  editor  Nicol.  are in  The  Was Eye-witness  Of Aerial Raid  ��� .    ^ THE       . .  Merritt Bakery  WM. RILEY  Biscuits and  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, LLBi  BARRISTER.   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  Prompt Attention  to  all  Orders.  Next to RINK BUILDING  -Nicola Avenue  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  .  Solicitor for the Bank-of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Office Next Bank of Toronto  LODGES  COURT,UNITY,'NO. 9205.  A. 0. F.  Have 'Bab's'  Photo Taken  Now  In years to come you  will regret that vou  ,   .'- have not a photo of  ~ your^bahy boy or girl.  - -Think it over, and then call and  see.sanples at the City Studio.  Chas. P. 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  letter which is duly sighed, but  published   by  request under a  nom de plume, is a vigorous repl j"  to a letter which appeared in our  correspondence columns in ou*  issue of May 2i,  favoring the  internment of local alien enemies.  As our kharki clad correspondents apparently enjoy reading  the   "News" which they  say  " unfortunately we receive only  too seldom,"   we would make  known the fact that the "News"  will gladly mail  papers free of  cost to any soldiers at the front  from the Nicola Valley, who are  not receiving them.    Relatives  are invited to furnish us with  full names and correct addresses  of soldiers they would like to get  the home news each week.  For some time past a batch of  "News" has been sent regularly  thrpugh Agent-General Turner  in London, Eng., for the pleasure  of wounded Nicola Valley soldiers  in military hospitals.  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  Hi    tl    W*  As'   Ms  HAWK BICYCLES  An up-to-date Hfch Grade  Bicyclefittedwlt_i_?o7/CT-CAam>  New Departure Coaster Stake  and Hubs, Detachable Tires,  high grade equipment,including Mudguards, *���)���> Cfl  Pump, and Tools <*P��*5��*5.0W  -^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,  H Notre DuneSL West, ktontred.  F. S. Gay,  W M.  ' Regular meet;  ings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. second Tues-j  day in each month  at 8 p.m. I  Sojourning brethren are ��� cordially invited to attend.  W. A. Heslop,  1 Secretary   '  K. V. R. Places  Lumber Order  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS  Nicola Valley Lodge, No. 46  Tenders Wanted  For Hay Saving  r  Contract  i  Meets in K. P.Hall!  every Wednesday  at 7.30'  Visiting brethren'  cordially   invited.l  J.-Fairfoul, c.C. '  W. Cranna,  K. of R. & s  LO.L, 1701  Merritt Lodge  The undersigned calls for Tenders  for a Hay-Saving Contract on the  McKitrick Ranch, Canford.    Ap  proximately one hundred tons.  [Signed] J. W. Langley,  . Cafif OrdrB.C  ^s&��_i_#  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, i  Geo. Slater,, Recording Sec.  The announcement   that, the,  Kettle Valley Railway would place  orders for a large quantity of  lumber for snow sheds, is���borne  out by the fact that during- the  .past-,three days; orders aggregating thirteen million feet have  been placed with mills in* New  Westminster and district and in  .Vancouver.  The orders will involve the disbursement of between $120,000  and $150,000, and are of considerable-moment in the present  state of,, the, lumber industry,,  when.the.home market is quiet  .and'- the foreign market practically closed by lack.of.bottoms.  The contract to build thesheds  has been let to Messrs. Guthrie  & McDougal, of; Vancouver and  Portland..  ���I'. It is* stated that altogether  some five J hundred; men will be  employed in building the snow-  sheds which if placed end to end  would cover-fourteen miles.  How near the war has been  brought to the peep'e of Newcastle is told in a letter received  by A. Sowerby, manager of thf  Merritt Co-operative Society,  from his wife who is in the north  eastern English city. She is  living within a short distance of  the famous Armstrong, Whitworth factory which is working  at full pressure day and nighi  producing munitions of war.  Mr?. Sowerby graphically tells  of an interesting though unplea-  sant visit of a German Zeppelin  to the city, the details of which  have been rigidly censored in the  British press.  " It was towards midnight"  she says "when I was awakened  by the sound of the loud warning buzzer, and rushing to the  street saw. immediately overhead what looked just like a  floating street of, houses. It  seemed to0 pass quickly, then  commenced to drop bombs a  few hundred yards away.  Some damage was done but information has been witheld from  the newspapers. . Mrs. Sowerby  says perfect arrangements exist  in preparation for air raids and  that when aerial craft appear a  loud buzzer is blown*three times  to warn the people to put out ali  lights. ^ After * stating that  " these-raids.are.becoming quite  frequent happenings," she tells  how she would "give much to be  back in peaceful Merritt once  more. '  BOARD  OF  DIRECTORS:  H. V. MEREDITH. E_,.. President.  ��',^?***���,���&-_      ��� E. B. Gr.en_hi_I_s. &,.  Sir WiIImw, M��cdon��l_. Hon. Robt. Macta,.  SirTho..SIiaugIm.MyiK.CV.O. C. R. Hosmer, Esq'  A. Baunwun. E��q. C. B. Gordon, EUq.  w��*5��SZ%!*' D.F.A-A-.u.B-I.  SirFrederick WiUiams-Taylor, LL.D., General Manager.  Capital Paid Up       .       $16,000,000.  �����?-...-   ��   *"      16-ooo,ooo.  Undivided Profit.   ��� 1,252,864.  Total AiieU (April, 1915)289,562,678.  "ESTABLISHED 1817  BANK MONEY ORDERS  j*At> wici.iwmtafc.  I  are a safe and convenient means of transmitting money to any point  in Canada or the United States. Such Money Orders may bo  obtained at any Branch of the Bank of Montreal.  A- W. Strickland, Manager, Merritt Branch.  Support a Real, Live B. C  Institution  A, Company that HAS made good in the Assurance World  The British Columbia  Life Assurance  Company  Subscribed Capital:  $1,000,000  REV. A. E. COOKE TELLS  ABOUT PAMPHLET  HOUSE FOR RENT OR,  SALE  , Apply Dr. G. H. TUTILL,  "TT-TDTBbx TO.  A New Pay Plan  The Grocers' Association of  Spokane propose to try the experiment of a 'pay-your-account'  week' when all debtors will be  urged to get out of debt at least  temporarily,  Collections, says the Spokane  Chronicle, are the barometer of  business.     When bills are paid  promptly, merchants smile, even  though trade may be relatively  light.     They -can   buy   to  suit  their needs,, they can settle with  their wholesalers, anu can give  better value to their customers  by  buying .for cash.    One bill  paid -pays ... another .and   that  another.  "Ultimate consumers"*  may be sure that their own tardy  payment is giving a bad name to  retailers, jobbers and -manufacturers.    What is owing to the  grocer  puts   the   butcher, . the  baker, the,blacksmith, the contractor, the wholesaler and the  manufacturer  in  debt.      Then  there is self satisfaction or contentment that adds to the joys of  life.  War Fashions  Mr. Reville, the world famous  court dressmaker, in discussing  the fashions to be worn during  the war, says: "There will be  no elaborate trimmings on the  gowns, nor costly feathers in the  hats. Every new hat in Paris is  a wide, straight-brimmed sailor.  One model .was-a> large-sailor  shape in a beetroot straw, with  simple cottage garden flowers  wreathed round the: crown; it  was a hat that would look well  with a plain sblue serge iwalking  suit, or with, a silk afternoon  gown.  In Hope!    .  The West Yale Review-says :  "That the conservative member* and the liberal candidate  were in Hope on the same day.  .That both Mr. Lucas, m.l a  and Mr. Walters are confident.  That tl e candidate and his  .   party expect to get a surprise  regarding the date of the elec-  lion.  That the biggest surpriso ,"����"f_.��*M.iun mio me .cnargee  they will receive wilhbe after1 against the Government as made  the election." '"   ���'  (Continued from Page One.)  they were putting a reserve on  the timber in -��� the Province for  the   benefit of the ^people  the  only beneficial result was to put  the price up on timber already  handed over to American syndicates. Af terrefering to theOeean  Falls  Lumber  failure  and  its  disastrous effects on many English shareholders he went on to  speak about trust companies.  In  :that  large, and well populated  province   of   Ontario   charters  were only given to six companies,  in B. C.  there were hundreds.  He next charged that important  figures had been suppressed in  the  officially  published   public  accounts and that there was no  mention<of an item of 13 millions  to come in   on land sales  and  which was a treasury asset.  'The speaker, during his speech  which was;delivered.with fine  eloquence although he was suffering from.a. cold" which made  it difficult forhim to speak at allf  had Cat hand an abundance of  government bulletins andt other  papers   from   which he quoted  at length. ,     ,  -At the close the Rev] Mr. J.  Hyde thanked his brother Irishman for giving them the "facts"  after which * a" petition which  prayed for a Royal Commissior.  investigation   into  the .charges  CORRESPONDENCE   "'  j  ,' We welcome correspondence on public matters  from our readers.' By publishing- correspondence  it does not mean that we agree or. disagree with  the contents.' In all cases the persons signature  must accompany correspondence���not necessarily,  for publication.   Ed. '  To the Editor,  ���of the "News.-"  The Internment Question  x Sir,��� In-looking --through the  columns of your much, appreciated paper, which we receive unfortunately-only, too, seldom,, a  letter from one of your subscribers published therein, attracted  considerable comment.   -Tne aii-l  thor of this letter-was-Mr. Harold I  Greig,  who is- again' apparently  seeking notoriety. ,  ,'     " ;  No doubt Mr.* Greig te sugges-,  tion has some points in its'favor,  but considering^ that-.men of a  of a.far greater "National reputation" have already had to  contend with a similar question,  in a" country where far���more  aliens were at iarge, .and of a  more dangerous character; than  any to be found working in the  mines of the Nicola Valley," they  contended that such stringent  methods as Mr. Greig would  hint at are contiguous with mob  rule, and not countenanced beneath the British flag.  Possibly Mr.- Greig forgets  that these same men whom he  woul_d__intern,_imprison_or__treat  in a cowardly Germanic manner,  have their "families" who are  dependent on them in the country, and buy their requisites in  the town they reside in, and  show thrift by having a bank  account in the city that depends  on the pay roll of the mines for  its very existence.  Mr. Greig's patriotic outburst  came, as a great surprise. We  think that instead of being a  fireside critic of the coal companies and attempting to dictate  to them on - the form of labour  they should employ, he could  show his zeal to a greater advantage by donning a suit of  kharki and joining the next contingent going to. do their duty  at the front. The possibilities  of a good shot are excellent in  France���Gei mans are always in  season.  Thanking you for your valuable space, believe us to be,  Yours etc,  (Men in Kharki)  The Trenches,  France, June 15, 1915  For Full Particulars apply to  A. R. CARRINGTON, AGENT FOR NICOLA VALLEY  Or write Head Office :  409, BOWER  BUILDING, VANCOUVER,  B 0.  Corporation of the  CITY     OF     MERRITT  TAX   SALE,   1915  THE   COUNCIL   HAVE   DECIDED   TO  Postpone the Sale of Land for;  1912  and   1913   Taxes   until  Angust 26th, 1915.  , This, decision was arrived at to give Owners an  additional opportunity to pay their Tax Arrears  without incurring the costsof advertising for sale.  The last day for accepting 1912 and 1913  Taxes without adding the Sale costs is JULY  22nd, 1915, the cash must be at the City Hall  on that date, otherwise it will be too late.  - A full 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 property without notifying this office, will be greatly appreciated.  Dated this 23rd day ot June, 1915.  Harry Priest,  Collector.  Ladies or Gent's Visiting Cards, and  Whist Scoring Cards at the " News.  ' Hope's for the best I "  .  ,    C. J. Loewen,  of Lazy   "L"  in the pamphlet, was taken round Ranch, was a visitor in the City  [the room for signature.  on Tuesday.  MCLEAN&  CORP  Arrljttwla a��2�� trtntrartora  BUSINESS   BLOCKS,  MOUSES, COTTAGES,  BUNGALOWS,   IN   STONE,   BRICK,   WOOD,  OR   CEMENT  Let us figure on your next fob  Mclean & corp  Quilchena Ave., opp. Coldwater Hotel Four  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS*.  f Riri'AV, JbLV 9, 191S  WATER NOTICE  ���:y*y0-:' Diversion and Use  W''' TAKE NOTICE that AUGUST  HAGEN whose address is Can-  ��� ford Post-office B. C, will apply  for a Licence to take and use one  hundred and fifty (150) acre feet  per annum of water out of an unnamed creek or stream which  flows East and South and drains  into Spious Creek on section (10)  Township Thirteen (13), Range  Twenty-three (23) West of the  Sixth Meridian.  The water will be di verted from  the stream at a point about 130  rods west of the centre of section  < 0 Nine   (9) in said Township and  Range and about (30) Rods South  of the North Boundary of said  Section Nine (9), and will be used  for irrigation purposes upon the  land described as the N.E. quarter of Section Nine (9) in said  Township Thirteen (13) and  Range Twenty-three (23).  This Notice was posted on the  ground on the 15th day of June,  1915.  A copy of this Notice and an  Application pursuant thereto and  to "The Water Act 1914 " will  be filed in the Office of the Water  Recorder at Nicola, B. C.  Objections to the Application  may be filed with the said Water  Recorder or with the Comptroller  of Water Rights, Parliament  Buildings, Victoria, B.C., within  thirty days after the first appearance of this notice in a local  newspaper.  August Hagen  Applicant  by J. A. Maughan,  His Solicitor  The date of first publicaiion of  this notice is June 18th, 1915.  Personal Column  F. F. B * Nes of Hedley, was a  visitor here this week.  Mr. and Mrs. J. Miller left at  the week end for the OldCountry.  Chris Croly last week end went  on his motor cycle to Princeton  to pay a visit to his brother.  A. W. Strickland, manager of  the Bank of Montreal is a visitor  to the Coast this week.  R. J. Carmon, of Spences  Bridge was a guest at the Adelphi this week.  J. J. Warren, President of the  K.V.R., was in the city on Saturday evening.  1  ;..X..;..X..X~>.HK-**H^��****H-*5'*'K��  Palace Bakery  $ Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc \ X  '$    Hot Pies every Saturday.  ;X  I W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor.'||  ;FV -Walsh, of Portland, Ore.^  who is engaged on the K. V. R.  construction work is registered  at the Adelphi.  50 Men Wanted  For Home Defence  D. Wilson, rancher, of Stump  Lake, was a business visitor in  the city the first of the week.  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  1 more than 2,560 acres will be leased to  one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurvey-  ed territory the tract applied for shall  be staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined 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 available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  Road Superintendent D. G.  Sutherland was in the city 'this  week, registered at the Adelphi.  Mr. and Mrs. George Slater  will go to the coast tomorrow to  take in the Orange celebrations  Below we give the names of  sixteen young men of Merritt  and district who this week were  accepted for service as guards  at Vernon alien concentration  camp, S. S. M. Tom Smith came  back on Monday from  whither he went in charge of  ten members of Merritt Home  Guard who went on duty at the  camp, and has been recruiting  here this' week.  The latest recruits, who were  medically passed by Capt. Tutill,  wiil leave for Vernon early next  week.  ;. 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, of Meritt; 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.  W. A. Will Hold  Sale of Work  A sale of Home Cookery and  aprons, needlework etc., will7be  held under the auspices of the  Wornens Auxiliary of St. Michaels Church on Saturday July  17 in the store next to J. B.  Vernon \ Radcliffe's office, in the Walters  Block.  Afternoon tea will be served  at nominal prices.   :  The Raffle for Lot 3, Merritt  Gardens, for which tickets have  been on sale for some months  past will take place at this sale.  There are still a few tickets left  for sale, price 50 cents.  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 ��1.  a,m.  Local Jottings  A special meeting of the St.  John Ambulance will be held in  the City Hall on Sunday next the  lit h, at 10 a. m. \l\ members  are c-arriestly rf quested toattend.  M, Willis, Secretary. '-.'.;. :  Mr. Eigles has received an  interesting.'letter from his sSn  Willie who is on active service,  and who was wounded in the  thigh some time asro and was a  patient at Dublin Castle Hospital  Ireland.  The Clydesdale  Stallion  ****'^***'fr**,H**'''',fr**>-WH^  Mrs. Strachan and family left  on Wednesday for a vacation  they will spend at the Coast.  Mrs. Lodwick, of Nicola, was  present at the concert and dance  held in the Armory on Monday  night.  A. Grundy, Chief of Police  returned from Vancouver on  Wednesday where he spent a  week's vacation.  F. A. Richardson" snd J. F.  Burnam were Vancouver visitors  in the city at the beginning of  the week, . registering at the  Coldwater'Hotel.  As We Sell For Cash  f We don't have to add anything to our Prices  | to make up for losses occasioned by poor  J credits.   Do you get that ?    Just    '  *f�� , - ' *-   s /      r  x think it over  * * -  %    FLOUR, Royal Household 49 lb sack 2.15  BUTTER, Very Finest Creamery,.     ,,        , ..-per jb ,35  LARD, 3-lb. .55, 10-lb. $1.65  BACK  BACON, Our Usual Fine Quality,       per lb. .23  CANADIAN WHEAT FLAKES,        per packet, .43  Pte. H. N, Davis, of. Canford  who was attached to the 30th  Regt. B. C. Horse and who has  been in_ camp at Vernon, has  transferred to the 47th Battalion.  He is at Canford on ten days  leave of absence.  What is the matter with that  watch of yours? Yoj do not  know? Well take it to DORER'S  THE EXPERT WATCH AND  CLOCK   F1PAJFIP.  ii  Victor Hugo "  (15031)  Imp. (9898)  Sire : Sir Hugo, 10924  1st Dani: Fair Maid 18355, by Marcellus  11110.  2nd Dam : Lndy Bell 8997, by Darnley  222*  h if.  at tbe rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to tbe Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or  to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Domin  ion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior,  N.B.���Unauthorized publication o|  this advertisement will not be pa!/  for.���68782.  R. S. M. Tom Smith arrived  back from Vernon concentration  camp on Monday to get a further  batch of local recruits to.go over  there as guards. <     ��  G. Sproule, Provincial Chief of  Police, Hedley," who spent the  weekend in the city, was taken  round by Constable Bell and  shown a real live town.  -  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  Good Ranch Team  Mare and Gelding, 7 and 10  years old respectively. Gelding good roadster.    Weight  2,300 lbs.  Apply Box M, " News " Office.  A Brown and White Pedigree  SPRINGER SPANIEL PUPPY  Bitch. Four months old.  $10.00, or will exchange for  Shot Gun  Box B, Nicola Valley News  Mr. and Mrs'. G. Shuttleworth  of this City will leave next week  for Bowden, near Calgary, Alberta, _where_they_will-reside-at  a ranch owned by a brother of  W. B. Jacksan of Lower Nicola.  ? LADIES!  Keynote of Fashion in Millinery  during the war is Simplicity and  Economy. I have absolutely the  very Newest in large Black Sailor  shapes, suitable for the present  and Fall wear. Come in and see  them at the ROSE MARCHE.  CORN MEAL,  PEACHES,  RASPBERRIES,  STRAWBERRIE8,  CHUTNEY,  TOMATO CATSUP,  LOBSTER,  SALMON,  WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE,  FRENCH PEAS,  FRENCH MUSHROOMS,  MOLASSES,  PALM OLIVE SOAP,  ,   10-lb. bags, each .45  reg. .35 value, per'uV.25 '  reg. .30 value, per tin.,24  reg. .30 value, per tin ,24  per bottle ."|9  ���        per bottle .25  per tin ,30  , Our price, per tin ,23  2 Bottles for ,25  * < per tin :"|5  .   i( Per. tin .23-  2-lb. tins, 2;for ,,25  2 cakes (or ,25  Mrs. W. Thomson and Mrs. R.  Drybordugh and children left on  Wednesday's C. P. R. train for  Montreal where they will embark  on the Allan steamer Pretorian  for Glasgow, having- decided to  take up their "residence in Scotland. i    "   >  The many friends of Alf. Sowerby will congratulate him on  his appointment to the position  of manager of the Co-operative  Society.. He has been connected  with the society for sometime  now and holds the duel confi  dence of the committee and the  members. *  J* *��.���  Xadies, think it over! When  you buy berries for' preserving  be sure of enquiring, before buying, whether the berries are B.C.  grown. }__ In these war timer  particularly Merritt, B. C ; the  Dominion and.the British Empire  generally must conserve \'their  resources.  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  BRAN  SHORTS  per 100 lbs.  per 100 lbs.  $1.65  .80  "���"���"���"������V  '���"*"r v.". '*"*"  Mr. and Mrs. Thornton and  their daughter Mrs. Bass left by  Saturday's westbound train for  their new home at Amity, Ore-  gan. Mrs. Alec Coutlee is a  daughter of Mr. and Mrs.'Thorn-  ton who have resided here for  the past year.  THE  MERRITT |  SHST0RE!  f.  .���x��:��x��x.-:.**.^m~!��:-****:��h^"X- .x.:-^*-:~x<->^.x-:'<��x*-.***��x~:��':*^  ." ,George E. ? Wardle and James  Gellatly.of Princeton, were in tht  city on Saturday,en route to the  coast. J. Gellatly'is Princeton  manager for Pat Burns and looks  after shipments of cattle from  that district. Geo. Wardle is a  proprietor of Princeton's leading  hotel, -TheSimilkameen."   '  TERMS : For Season with return  privilege $12.00 payable - at end  ol Season.    To insure with Foal,  $18.00  >* ���" ;  For further particulars apply to  D. DODDING (Owner), \  Lower Nicola - B. G.  What We Hear  That the amount of delinquent  taxes'for the City of Trail is but  $263.06. Merritt's is a.r'ew cents  more than that..    -        -'  Some dozens of applications  have been received for the  three vacancies on the teaching  staff at the public schools by  Secretary H. Priest.  The Stockbreeders Association  probably will not meet again until after haying is over. If any  special business arises a meeting  will be called by Sec. Cleasby.  Mr. Fulton, C.P.R. baggage  agent, who was a patient at the  hospital, left the firHt of the week  for three week's vacation at. the  coast to regain his strength before resuming his duties at the  depot here.  HORSE, HARNESS, BUGGY  AND SADDLE  Cheap to immediate Purchaser, j  Apply���  THOMSON, Collettville, B. C.  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, be Served, Price of Tea, 15c.  .     IN THE '  Store in Walters' Block,  (Next to J. B. Radcliffe's Office).  Lot 3, Merritt Gardens will be Raffled during the Sale  An 'exceptionally fine lot of  Okanagan cherries has arrived  at the NicolaValley Meat Market.  They are indicative^ of the fact  that as fine >cherries as can ��� be  procured anywhere can now be  shipped direct by Okanagan producers over the K.V.R. to Merritt-consumers.* The fruit is both  large and of excellent quality:  * ^    /_ -'* - * r *  The Rev. George^ Kinney will  speak specially to boys and girls  at the Methodist Church on Sunday morning when^he~will~teli  them about "The Hidden Valley " he found among the Canadian Rockies. The service will  commence at 11 o'clock and as  the subject will be very interesting, both children and adults are  cordially invited to be present.  In honor of "Tommy" Drybrough who has joined the Nicola  Valley Overseas contingent of  the llth C.M.R.'s, and left for  Vernon on Wenesday, a farewell  party was( held at; his home on  Tuesday, evening. '''Tommy"  will'be missed in sporting circles  next falK '- Last football season  he was recognised as the cleverest half back on, the coast. He  played for Port Coquitlam team,  the champions,of B.C.       * * ,,  Several ,'well known Spokane  mining men are now in the Tulameen .district negotiating for  claims that have the earmark, of  dividend- payers arid there is  considerable, activity in both  placer and quartz mining there  according to D. McRae, of the  Dominion Hotel, Coalmont, who  was in Merritt at the beginning  of this week.  -That the steel for the'Coqui-  halla branch' of the K. V.^R. }is  now iaid to within three miles of  Ladner creek, eleven, miles from  Hope.l  ���    _    ' i ,  That about 300 German arid  Austrian prisoners recently interned at' Vernon; are now building a wagon-road-from the*Mon-  ashee^mine to Edgewood, w a distance of 89 miles.    - " - ' J k  That-a live booster of K. V. R.  traffic is Murdoch' *McIntyre of  the Coldwater Hotel who isship^  daily from his' ranch a varied  assortment of fine and fresh  produce over the K. V. ,to Summit and Princeton.' '  That despite the much heralded  sensation to be provided'by the  Rev." Cooke'tTIecture on "T;he~"~  pamphlet, the cobwebbed booklets  in a window of the Walter/s  block still fail to draw their first  crowd.  ���' T.  That today there wi[l leave for  the Hastings'Ranch the thor-'  oughbred French Coach stallion  recently purchased by Mr. C. R.  Betterton at Victoria, arid which'  horse fanciers' claim, is' the best  animal" ever brought into this  section.      ;  ���?7t����**<^-X^4^****-M^*-I"X-*M����f'  J-,..'",:  MERRITT , '  ".���'    P  ,o ���        - '7 :-��� $f  The Commitee of the above Z'  ! Society desire to thank all :f*'  applicants for the position's %'���  of' Manager and Teamster- ���>'���  % and beg to say that Mr.* A.* $ ���  | Sowerby   (Manager),   and ' $'  % Mr.   Peter Moyes   (Team- ��� *  t ster) ,f have been appointed  Cb-op. Society  , By' Order of   the'Com'.,  mittee.  T. Hartley,  Secretary  July 7, 1915  ?  t  f  *  *+*M^'>,f^*4,,M*,H,,fr*,H,,W,*>'M,*;,,M!  I'i  J

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