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 tv~l"  \AJ^  ������������j. a.  {L>  �� ���.,-..  THE   H0rt1E  PAPER    FOR If,THE���, ,XITY,,^OPjMERRITT;':AN,D    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 5. No. 31  MERRITT^ '��� B.-C;;-  FRjTOAY,  JUNE   25,: .1915/  c^PriceS.Ceni&A^  Class Promotions Announced i  .' - *        . ������ j  On  School-Closing  Day  Attendance Roll Maintained During the Year.   Result of Entrance  Exam, will be Announced Later.    Pending Changes in Staff   ,  Today the City Schools closed for the  siimmer vacation. Yesterday the school  examinations closed. Below "we give  the full list of scholars who have gained  promotion; the result of thehigh school  entrance examinations will be announced by the Department of Education  in about six weeks time. At,the closing there, were approximately 275 chil  dren on the roll, practically the same  as at the corresponding date last year.  Principal E. L. Morrissey and his  effecient staff of teachers have noted  pleasing -progress in every direction  during the year.  At the opening of the schools after  the holidays several changes will be  noticed in the teaching staff. Four  resignations have been sent in already  and it is not improbable that Principal  Morrisey may not continue as he is said  to be contemplating taking up another  profession.  Miss Stephen, who is to be married  shortly, Miss Paton, Miss Whitworth  and Miss Stewart have tendered their  notices, of resignation to the school  board.  The majority of the teachers will  spend a portion -of their holiday in  attending the summer school for  teachers at Victoria. Miss Whitworth  will visit the ranch of her parents at  Chilliwack others will stay at the points  on the Coast. .,   ,  Div. III.     Teacher Miss Stephen  Promotions from Junior 4 to Senior 4  Lena Kraker. Ruth Wade, Kate  Brown, Willie Hardy, Percy Osmond,  Mary Dickie, George Service, Enid  Smith, Jennie Strachan, John Bond,'  Eddy .Walters.  Promotion! from Junior 2 to Senior 2  Eino Klemola, Geo; Jacques, Harold  Grimmett," Cyril Limbi Charlie Collett,  Isabel Taylor, Agnes Sharp, Doris  Watt, Dorisr Neaves, Mary Kadlec,  Phyllis 'McMillan',,Lillian Collett, Willie  Grimes, James Fairley, Harry Fairley,  Harold Jamieson; Henry -(Buller),^Margaret Aitkin, ?Ted Staton, Jack McGrath,- Sadie Walker, Ida Isitt, Mary  Clark, Oliver Carrington, Robert  Service.  Brief Decisions  II    Of City Council  c    11: >���':'���; ::ri'.-| Jin'. :>::���''.'���.' i-Ml :>j i :..'>;. / J '."  ���    ^������i<t'.-i-..-::-..>-f<i!.:  Little ' Business  .Transacted ��� at  Regular Council Session held .,  .-; Last Monday Night;-,[) .���-,  Bowser is!Using  Persuasion  Division V. Miss McPherson  Promotions from Second Primer  to First Reader  John Neilson, Retir Gordon, Mima  McCreight, Joseph Mitchell, "Tommy  Dobbie, Louisa Gilderdale, Andrew  Dickie, James Walker, Roy Mulholland,  Henry, Hoggan, Annie Slater, Mary  Samual.   "       >, <     "'    -1 '"   ���      '  Promotions from First Reader  to Second Reader.  Helen Nisbet,Lionel Crawford.Gwendoline Ruddock, Maggie Brown, Willie  Sherwood, Dorothy Langstaff, Maggie  Kirk, James Dickie, Margaret Crawford, Gladys Wade, Helen Meldrum,  David,Cartwright, Mable Smith, Alma  Alaric," Nellie McMillan, Nessie Smith,  John Stel mock ,j Harry Hardy, -Richard  Jacques, James Clark, Annie Mitchell.  Howard Ransom, Willie .Brown, Roderick Munro," Felicia" Gay, Albert  Alarie, Ina Bevis, Harold Ellis, Thos.  Rowbottom.       -j    ��� i    * . ;  Promotions from Senior 3 to Junior 4  Stanley Devonshire. William Dickie,  Hugh Osborne,- Walter Horrocks, Lucy  Beltner, -Arthur -Kemp,-Iris Staton.,  Lizzy McFarlane, Margaret Jackson,  LucyoBullen, May Armstrong, Norman  Bennett. Winn if red Ruddock, Lily  Heslop, Robert Hebron, James Mc-  Keating, Hugh Campbell, Hugh McCreight, Alex Neilson.  Division VIII.       Teacher Miss Paton  Promotions from Junior 3 to Senior 3  Lois Kraker 83.5, Frances Netherton  82.8, May Willgoose" 82.7, David Clark  82.4, Joan Brown 82 0, Wilma Jackson  81.8, Annie Battersby 80.7, MaryBrown.  Langton Plumb, Willie Clark, Peggy  Strachan. .Winifred Boothroyd, Elizabeth Methven, John Rintoel, Arthur  Leese, Barbara~Maxwell, Carrie Baldwin, Irene Barwick, Stella Munro,  Thomas Rintoul. Dorotliy Ransom, Geo  Strickland, Victor Berkeley, James  Clark, Walter Sherwood, Evelyn McMillan,-Hannah McAulay, Robert Taylor, Andrew Hogg, Reginald Slater,  Arthur Krumm, Nora Taylor, Mary  McSUy. Olive Smith, Joe Collett, Rob.  Brown, David Dickie.  Division VI.'  Teacher Miss Whitworth  Promotions from First Primer '  * -.        . *       * < * i'' �� *  *���������      to 'Second Primer -    *���     <    <  - Maggie Thomson, Willie Cassi*  dy, Harold Cartwright, James  McStay, Cissy Neilson) Kathleen  HaTdy, Jiimriie Clark, Ben Smith?  Mary Liebich, John Riley,Robert  Riley, Hazel Moore, T..��� Young,  Hannah Forsyth, Clara Osmond,  "Maysie Skelton,"Janet McMillan,  Tommy Fairley,'Mary Armand.  :��� ������-    ���.-'������ ���- ". .: '  v!,:;i!r;i;-{.  _ Amongst-the decisions made at, ithe  Council meeting held on Monday night  additional to the extension of the date,  of the tax sale (referred to elsewhere)  were:'  That, on tne motion of Aids. Ewart  and McGoran.: the: City, compromise  with A. .Chalmers Co. by paying one  half of the disputed account of $47.11  against tlie Power plant.   ' '���  That the proprietor of the Rex Theatre be informed- that the City was unable to reduce the trade license fee  charged him, $25 each three months, as  per his request.  That the recommendations of the  water and light committee favoring the  purchase of lightning an esters _nr  other electrical equipment.needed foi  the power plant be endorsed and the  goods ordered.  That new Water Bylaws be intioduced  in substitution of bylaws 48 and 49.  That the report t the Water and  Light committee that owing to the existing conditions the time was not op  portune for extending water connections  to the east end of the City or elsewhere  as petitioned by certain residents.  , Notices were handed in that new by-1  laws fixing the rates lo be charged consumers for city water and light would  be introduced next meeting. The other  bylaws were not suitable to the Inspector of Municipalities.* "  Mayor Walters presided, and there  was a full sttendance of Aldermen.  Writes Acknowledgmentof the  Local Petition for Intern-"1'...!  ';*' ': merit of Aliens;";   '*';r?;!''  Local Black Preceploryv 908 *.���  |      Elyoyed Splendid Bpspef  Stirring Patriotic Speech by Rev. j. Hyde to the Toast of "The  I Empire.", , Second Anniversary of Organisation  Mr.    J j- *  Proved Loyalty  *  By Handing In   '  His Own Rifle  Capt!' Stephenson has received 'the  .fcllowingcbnimuhication from Attorney  G sneral Wi J.!Bowser>in' acknowledgment of the petition of 154 'mineis and  other citizens of ^erritt. who urged the  Government to make general the policy  for the internment of alien enemies in  the Province. : 7:*5 ���'- -r-^-^y. ;  Hon. Bowser's Letter  C. Stephenson,      , ������,',> '<y\'\*  y      ��� Merritt, B.C. r...  Dear Sir, ���In; acknowledgment of  your petition 1 would say I regret  that so far as power to intean is concerned it is a matter entirely under  the jurisdiction of the authorities at  Ottawa. We have been doing the  very best we could here in the, way of  encouraging the authorities there but  unfortunately now we are having  some difficulty with them, but I am  in, hopes that we can make them see  that the advice which we offer in ref-  ' erence to interning prisoners is the  advice they should follow. -  1 ��� Youis truly,  ! Signed���W. J. Bowser  Attorney General  Victoria,  ���     ,   June 19, 1915 '    -     ,  Itmight be stated here that the petition,was on its way to Victoria when  the announcement was made that the  Federal authrities took different views  to,the Provincial officials on the solution  of, the problem. The suspension of the  Provincial order respecting Fernie  alien miners resulted.  Division IVv- Teacher Miss Patchett  Promotions from Senior 2 to Junior 3  Myrtle Kennedy, Irene Kennedy,  Willie Clarke, Robert Barwick, Jean  Osborn;' Hilda Common, Agnes Mc-  Graight, Thomas Skimming, Jean  Matherson, Edith Willis, Jack Booth.  Promotions from Second Primer  ' tto First Reader  Janet Thomson, Kate Clark,  Matthew Kennedy,Mary Neilson,  Douglas Tutill,Gordon Ellis, Tom  Jackson, Melville Common,  Connie Slater; Bemice~Bobthroyd,~  Joan Osborne,-Gordan Munro."  Division VII.      Teacher Miss Lawson  Promotions from First Primer  r    ���* to Second'Primer     !~'~*  .Willie Archibald, Ethel Akin,  Olive Bennett, (Annie Cheroat,  Bertie Dobie,' Fanny ' Dunsire,  Margaret Ewart, Jean Fairley,  Jean Hynd, Oswald Hardy, Ken-  netirHaFdyTNoro Heslop; Alice  Howes, Edward* Kadlec,  Nisbet, "Neile Mclntyre,  Rowboltom, Mary .Sharp,  Taylor, Annie Thomson,  J Walker,.Roy Watt.   . -.,-,  John  "Percj  .John  John  ' As proof of his loyalty to Canada,  the country which had accepted him' as  a naturalized British subject and granted all-* the privileges and protection  appertaining thereto, a German, who  is well known in this district) walked  into the Government office'at Nicolaon  Tuesday and handed his rifle into the  keeping of V. H.' Harbord. - ^     % z.  He said he was a German and some  years ago had deserted from "the Kaiser's army and come to Canada. He  fully realized aware that if he returned  to the Fatherland he would be shot.  The German intimated with frankness  in > a determined voice that his full  sympathy in the war was with thf  British'and the Allies and ��� that he  would gladly and willingly fight in the  ranks of the British if he were allowed  to do so.  He told how he had noticed a local  stir such as in the formation of the  home guard, and knew of the lurking  suspicion Britishers had even for .naturalized Germans liv'ng amongst them  as peaceful subject, and neighbors. He  did not desire that there "should be any  suspicion cast on him, as to any unloya  or unlawful acts of any kind, and as a  pledge he handed in his gun. Others  he knew_would gladly-do-the-sarae, he;  said.  Indian Agent  and Indian Deals  Yi Indian Agent Smith was in  the City on Wednesday and journeyed to Quilchena to conduct  the half yearly examination of  the scholars at the Indian reserve  school there which breaks up  today for the summer holidays  There are some 24 children enrolled.  ������>'       , , i  In conversation with the News  on questions of public concern,  the Agent said he had had several  enquiries respecting cattle buying  from Indians. He urges all those  who buy stock from Indians to  remember that for absolute prc-  tectipnagainst trouble afterwards  they should get from him a certificate confirming the sale. If  this is done, and a certificate is  applied for, the Adent will satis  fy himself that the stor-k sold  was the rightful property of the  Indian vendor before'granting a  certificate establishingthe legitimacy of the deal. .If this precaution is not taken Jbuyers.wilJ  have continual difficulty as it is  still a common occurrence for  Indians to sell horses or cattk  only for the buyer, to find thej  had been stolen .from anothei  party who would come along and  lake his property.  ���'���������������������������X*^->��>-t,"X*-J~>,t*,i*-5**-J,,?*,'*',l  D.S.O. for Maj. Matthews  ' Major Harold H. Matthew*  hat been honored by ihe King  with the D. S.O. (Distinguished  Service Order) ���a high distinc-  ition.       , ,  Late J. B. Greaves' f  Princely Beque&ts f  ���������      It is stated that the late J. B.  g Greaves   in   his   will  beqeathed  * $600,000 to charities,t $100,000 of  & which is slated to be for charities  �� in Nicola Valley.     It is believed  |:* the  General   Hospital  here will  �� benefit substantially   as well as  ':' the Anglican Church.  In Honor of One  Now Bereaved  In honor of the widow of the late  Sergt Davidson of the Fifth Battalior  an oid soldier, killed ������ at ,the critical  Battle of Langemarck seven weeks  ago, a citizens dance was held withit  the walls of the Armory here on Friday night. Attended by over two hundred persons drawn from all shades and  spheres of activity in the city and dis  trict,anil arranged ['by'the Pythiai  Sisters the "event was a great success,  ihe lengthy and attractive dance program Leing much enjoyed. Mrs. Tutili  and Mrs Langstaff, with Mrs: Nichol:  ind Mr. Lu Pric. were responsible foi  excellent music provided. Reg. Sergt  Vaj." Ttios. Smith was M. C,, Durin  i he evening refreshments were servei  '->y a committee of the Pythian'Sisters  An impressive rendering of "Your Kin-  and Country Needs You," was give  by Mis. Grimes duiing an interval i>v  the proceedings.  City Tax Sale  Postponed for  .  Thirty Days  -Beyond- postponing- the date of the  Tax Sale from July 18th to August 26,  and transacting purely routine business  little-bf*'impbrtarice*-traris'pired''at the  regular meeting of the' - City Council  held in the Council chamber on Monday  evening.   ,    " ,  The Mayor reported that representations had been made to him by several  interested parties respecting < the payment of taxes for 1912 -and' 1913, and  urging a postponement of the holding  of a tax sale that y they might in the  meantime mike arrangements to satisfy the City Vdemands, and in addition,  save the cost of advertising the delinquent lots. He had called the finance  committee'together when the whole  situation was discussed, and it was decided to postpone the sale for thirty  days.  Having endorsed the'action of the  Mayor and Finance committee in postponing the date of the sale, the council  on motion of Aids. McLean and McFarlane to rescind all previous motions referring to the sale, and a new motion,  authorizing tne sale to be held on Aug.  26th, was unanimously carried, the  movers being Aldermen McGoran and  Jackson. During the discussions the  Mayor commented that while the post-  pbnerhent-would-do~^nb~harm"it"might  result in good by some of the large sums  of taxes being paid. Tax sales were as  necessary however as they were unpleasant and unavoidable.  (The second annual banquet of Nicola  Valley Black Preceptory, No. 908,  was held at, the Cold water. Hotel in this  Ci-ty on Monday evening last and proved  strikingly successful.  ,Over forty Orangemen. ! and sisters  ofl Alexandria True Blue Lodge, a, kin-,  dre'd association' were present; at'; the'  banquet?'over which' 'Worshipful ^Preceptor ,J. S.,Morgarijpr,esided. ;;:!); r;  r, A feature| of the speeches to toasts  acteorded was a spirited' and fervent'  oration byfthe Rev. J.,-Hyde in speaking to the toast --.The, Emm're, \' easily,  the best speech of the evening'.  tJnder the expert ��� supervision' and  management of Murdock Mclntyre^the  tables in the large dining room, were  admirably set out and arranged. Every  detail which would conduce to the com-'  fort of the guests had been  carefully  attended to."   BrightneWwas added to  the environment by the~ red white- and  blue national flags adorning the walls.  The appetising repast was well served  and apparently satisfied all present.  The Toasts  Wp. Preceptor J. S. Morgan having  toasted "The King" which was musically  accorded,   "The "Empire"  was  submitted by Rev. J.   Hyde  who  said  he  would   more   aptly   express   their  thoughts by referring, to it as "our"  Empire���the Empire of the world and  which stands for liberty' and freedom  and  encircles  the . vaBt, globe.    Our  glorious empire,  one thousand years  old," was made great by the sacrifices  of our forefathers who had sacrificed  much for posterity.   We, have' always  bravely faced our jfoes and when we  fell it was'only torise'again. Britishers  were men of dauntless courage, of the  Lull dog breed.   Scott, who gave is life  for polar research'was one; our brave  men in the trenches fighting not for  gain but fpr the protection of Belgium  and France were of the same stamp.  Today 'TherEmpire' wasistronger~than  ever and more firmly'than ever stood  for religious liberty and good citizenship  Continuing the Rev.' Hyde said: Their  flag stood for freedom throughout the  whole world, f 'It*;was such an empire  they had to maintain. After a reference  to GermanyVgrave error in believing  that our peace loving empire and tendencies was proof of, our being;in a  declining state' and of her attempt to  jump  in  and control the world,  the  speaker said Germany had found that  the "con tempt able little army" composing units from all corners of the  colonies, was sufficiently strong in spirit  and determination to'stem the onward  rush of the Kaiser's hordes.  Again, on  the sea their navy had,  as Churchill  said, " forced the rats  to stay under  water."   Their "grand "fleet had not  the pluck to come out. as a brave foe.  Terrible as the war 'is,  however,   they  were convinced m their souls that the  Germans had thrust the sword   into  their hands The British  Empire  stood  for the higher ideals of civilization.  Rule Britannia was  their motto and  Britain never would be slaves.  The Pythian Sisters held an enjoyable  social last evening.  .x..:..^.x..x.<..:..:..x��:��w��:��*-:^*-w-J,-|-  | Merritt Public Schools |  I    ROLL OF HONOR     $  Division III  D   Willie Dickie  A   Winnifred Ruddock. Lily Heslop and Jennie Strachan  F   Lena Kraker  Division IV  d   Isabel Taylor  A   Agnes Sharp, Jack McGrath,  and Jean Osborn ���**  p   Agnes McCreight T  Division V T  D   Margaret Crawford 3.  A   Peter Gordon.   Willie   Sher- ���  wood, Stanley Barwick T  p   Helen Nisbett ?  Division VI *  D   Bernice Boothroyd "��  A   Gordon Munro, Jas. Strachan \  p   Douglas Tutill ��f  Division VII ���*-  D   Merle Mclntyre "f  A   Mary Sharp (full attendance) 3.  p   John Walker *  Division VIII |  �� d   01ive[Smith t  �� A   Carrie Baldwin, Walter Sher- X  & wood, Mary McStay.Peggy ���  �� Strachan %  I P   David Clark ��f  ? P-Doportment.     x-Attendance Y  F p-Proficleucy *��.  4r"      "  The toast "To the pious and Immortal memory of King William ill was  submitted by Wp. Prec. Morgan and  accorded in silence. I  history of Orangeism*since the days of'"'  ���'William the Silent" in an interesting  speech to the toast* 'The Royal ; Black a  Knights of Ireland"  , Dep.   Registrar.. Phillip    McLean,  'speaking to the toast "The Grand Lodge  ,o,f British North America''..said vtheie  were over 250 Black  Precepjtories [in .,  ���British North America1,-and������io.'OOO' Sirvii  ������?P'g!-ts.JoPrange.-Jdyal.ty-<.utOi--the:-;Emiio3  pire in the crisis  was proven, by, the  -,  fact that 8,'000 Orangemen were,mem-'f'  bers of the first Canadian Expeditionary "O  contingent. t They;,were , always ready,],,,  to fight, for  their  king and , country.   ,  Eieut-CoI.>J_ H.* Sco"tt,-'a' P.'g! M. 'bts(i)  fBjrjtish North) America,)and,,presidentifj  of the Imperial Council of (the  World,  w&'o'ne'W We:. 'bro'ther's'terVin'^ '��&*'���"  'Empire.'M'-J'Jq   f'-rf1  lo   iioilD.iQiq $Al  Registrsu-rjep. ^SJater^read.jregjtetg.,,^  for non attendance inVesponse to fnvi- .  tatibns fniii d.��Mir oW'. 'C��� J'}W?i,ci  Armstrong, Sir Kuight JtVincT. rJagiiaq  (Port Coquitlam), Prov. Organizer^. .  W. Whiteley. The iuU^&on-.Joea_^S ,  and elsewhere was in a healfcliyQ_^ld'^':���^  flourishing condition. x    ���      ^ Sjjj  Toasting ".Nicola Valley Bfack Pre-^ -  ceptory," Wp/ Preceptor Morgan - ex-' *:  tended an-invitation to all Protestants  ���of the district to join the Orange lodge.  W.M..A.' Patton responding to <the  toast "Lro.L. No. 1701," told of the  progress'of the lodge since organized in  1909. ' WorshipfulcPast Masters who  ul  held the office were P. McLean,   Bert  Robinson (now at Kamloops), R.' Tate,     -  J: Fairclough.    Largely through their     ,  activity and loyalty the lodge was now   ,,,  a very'active and well supported body."  -���-In his* speech  to the  "Alexandria*   *  True Blue Lodge,", Treasurer J.^Fair- ._  clough said the lodge (over which Worshipful'Mistress Geo. Osmond presides)' c''  was flourishing. They wouid be holding .,* .r  a-.'Tag Dayton the 12th July. ; Fur- ",;.  Uier particulars" wbu'd be notified later 1~' ,  ^-''OuV-Gues'ts " was'"responded'to-by -':5  the,'Rev. -Geo. jKihney; who ackn'ow-(   j  ledged the friendliness of the "citizens    ",  since',immediately he arrived in the-"- -  jCity.also congratulating the Preceptory. .���  on Mts splendid- banquet and thanking  th'em for the extreme hospitality shown  the guests. r   ~  '!The Press" was briefly replied ' toT  by J. W. Ellisr (Merritt.Herald)-. and ,W  E. B. Mayon (The Nicola ValltyNews). ,f  The toastmaster called for acknow- i���  ledgement of the splendid' efforts' of  Murdock Mclntyre in catering for the'' -'  banquet. -     ��� - ���     <'   '    *''<-'���  The proceedings closed with the lusty ma.  singing of "God save the King" to,the.<%- ^  accompaniament played by;|Brother A.,-  GrunJy,   . '       ' ' ,'',,"- T,.-��,  List of Officer* Present  J. S. Morgan  E. Stackhous:  J. Gr Warren  Geo. Slater  J. McMillan  F. Hyland  N. Johnson  J. Wheat  I. Wilcocks  A7 Paton  S. R. Hyland  P. McLean  " .       ** Preceptor  Deputy Preceptor  ' .Chaplain  '���'Registrar.-'  2nd Lecturer,  1st Censor  '       2nd Censor .  1st Standafd'Bearer ���  2nd Standard Bearer  "    ,      1st Pursuivant-  2nd Persuivant  Deputy Registrar  H. S. B. Fraser, Robt. Baxter, James  Chaplain J. G. Warren spoke of the  Paton,' John Wilson, Committee.  Cheering News  From Pte. Collinson  That Pte. Collinson, of the 5th  battalion, is not mortally wounded, as was frequently reported  in letters received from soldiers  at the front; is the cheering information received by the News.  Collinson,, who was engaged at  the Bank of Montreal here, is a  prisoner and is in a German  Catholic Hospital,. haying been  wounded in the hip by shrapnel.  The letter took five weeks to arrive.  That Pte. Collinson had endured hardships is evident from  statements in the letter to the effect that he was lying on the  battlefield for three days and  three nights without either food  or water before he was picked  up. He states he isslowly recovering from his wounds and is  sisters in the German Hospital.  Pte. Collinson would be pleased  to hear from,his man*ychun)s.his-,r  address is���Private L. Collinson,,.  Prisoner of War, Lazarett, Pries-:.,,  ter Seminar,  Paderborn, s West? _  falen, Germany. ' - ,, **,  More War Horses Bought Here^   f  V      -     * ' i \   *.   *  '.Thirteen horses to be used for' "  artillery purposes were purchased  by B.  S.   Michell,  Government  Array Remount buyer, who wasc  in:the city.on���Tuesday, .while' av*  further  supply of  good" horses  was , purchased the next day at  Quilchena.  About seventy head were sub-' ~s  mitted here, but the prices" de-*"  lijianded ,by the sellers,and which  the buyer would not rise to, was  reponsible for much high-grade  stock i being driven back to the  ranches with, their ownership unchanged.    On this visit of the  buyers but few saddle  horses  being very kindly treated by the were purchased.,   ,  _..���*�� &~GV  rit%�� Friday, June 25, 1915  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  TwO  WT-  This Drying  anct^ trying  Hard on the Complexion  is  FACE   CREAMS:   Nyals,   Na-Dru-Co,   Murrfflo  FACE LOTIONS: Rose, Witch Haze!, Hinds Honey  and^Alum  A.   F.   RANEiNE,  DRUGGIST  THE  NICOLA  VALLEY NEWS  Published Every Friday  Pioneers  Paid Last Respects  Off seal Reception  To New Minister  ADVERTISING.  RATES   ON  APPLICATION  ^Subscriptions, payable in advance, J2.00 per year in Canada.  Britain, United Sta'es and Foreign Countries, $2.50.  Great  Address:   The Nicola V alleys News. P. O. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B.C.  STRONG ACTION NEEDED  How long are the people of Merritt who pride themselves on being  live town boosters going to sit still and refrain from setting- in motion  some 'endeavors to bring about a more equitable mail service.    Are  there too many pale faced pessimists among those who were elected to  out public bodies to protect and advance the' business and commercial  interests of the community.     Would it cost anything for the Mayor or  the City Council or even the board of trade to call a public meeting to  talk the matter over and to see if some action that might - bear fruit  cannot be taken.    If the public bodies to which the public looks for  the protection of their public interests and well being. cannot see a  remedy "for the present unsatisfactory mail service, which  hampers  business-and shuts'us-off from the outside world at the week end,  perhaps someonfe'who would attend such a meeting could offer some  suggestion! Merritt; with other parts of Canada, is helping to maintain  the;-Dominion postoffice service and they should diligently strive to have  the goods they pay for delivered, fearless of the seeming- unsurmount-  able difficulties presented by the revised railway schedule.  ���       ���       ���  PUBLIC NUISANCE  What undoubtedly constitutes a menace to, those farmers who are  making an-honest effort to keep their farms clean is the crop of' weeds'  growing on vacant lots and roadside in and around .our towns and  cities.' i These'vacant lots are often nothing more or less thannurseries  and'unsanitary breeding places for all kinds of weeds.7 Merritt to its  shame, has a very unenviable share of these' ugly,' untidy and unsanitary  vacant lots right in the heart of- its'--business) section and they ^harbor  much refuse and rubbish that forms, breeding places for'disease spreading germs. - We have thus-a double-menace, to farmers. crops and. to  the general health*of the community'.. '��� If there are provincial'and'local  bylaws to stop such grievances and the public pays to have .them  carried out it is clearly up the public themselves and the'ruling authorities to co-operate in taking strong action to eliminate the grievances.  At the funeral of the late J.B.  Greaves at Victoria on Wednesday of last week the following  acted as pallbearers,��� Messrs  Sangster, H. A. Porter, W. Curtis, Sampson and P. Marquet. \  The Victoria Colonist states  there was a, particularly Jarge  attendance of mourners, including -several pioneers and old  timers.  Many beautiful1 floral tributes  covered the casket and among  the wreaths were noticed a number from the Upper Mainland;  where Mr. Greaves had made  many friends through his connec  tion with the cattle industry.  Masons' Elect Officers  ��� The Grand Lodge A. F. and  A. M., British Columbia jurisdiction meeting at Victoria, last  week, .elected the following  officers:  Grand master, W. C.  Ditmars  of   Vancouver;   deputy   grand  master, William Astley,Rossland;  senior grand warden, Dr. Douglas Corsan, Fernie; junior grand  warden, John Shaw,  Nanaimo;  grand treasurer, H. H. Watson,  Vancouver; grand secretary, Dr.  W.  A.   De  Wolf- Smith/ New  Westminster; grand tyler, Theo  Michel,   Vancouver.    The D. D.  Gi M's include,  No. '3,   M.  Grimmett,  Merritt; and No.  J. Kirkpatrich, of Penticton.  Eastern Star  At the concluding sessions  the Provincial Grand Chapter of  the Order of the Eastern Star  held on  Wednesday at Victoria  officers were elected for the en-  suing term: They include Grand  Matron,   Sister   Myrtle    Rees,  Vancouver; Grand Electa, Sister  Margaret Grimmett, Merritt.  L.  9,  of  A-large number of Methodists  of the Valley gathered at the  Methodist Chapel on Wednesday  night to officially welcome the  Rev. George Kinney.    Speeches  were given-by M. L. Grimmett,  the chairman, and D.; Dodding,  and vocal items were interspersed  during the evenings proceedings.  Refreshments   were  served  by  the ladies.     In a genial address  Mr;. Grimmett laid stress on the  particularly favorable conditions  existing for a new man to start  in a new sphere of labor, arguing how, owing to the influences  of the war on the world, people  wereJn a more receptive state of  mind.  ��� "There is room for you;  sir, we welcome you to the Valley.   We will help you.  You will  find   kind hearts   and   willing  workers at your command.  D. Dodding urged the people  to do all possible to help the new  minister in his work of winning  souls for the Master.  .The Rev. Kinney said' when  they knew him they would find  in| him faults they would not like.  You will, however, find in me a  decided honesty of desire, to face  the right. The responsibility for  the success of tlie work rested  as much on the people as the pastor. The best man was not the  one who prayed the longest or  shouted the loudest but he who  lived the truest life.  During the evening songs were  rendered by Mr. and Miss Staton  DJ Dodding, and a recitation by  Ai Sowerby.'  THE  HOTEL  MERRITT  B. C.  Hot and Cold  Water.      *J��oom��.Viih-  Baths.    Five large Sample Rooms '���  appointed Hotel that meets the requirements of the  Traveling Public. "  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream usedtn the Hotel arc daily from our Ranch  Orchestra in attendance, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6.30 to 8 p.m.  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  Proprietor  Co-operation! The  Workers! PrienirJ  Cupid. Scores Again  The-marriage* took place- on  Wednesday, June 23, at the  home of Robt. Whittaker, Lower  Nicolai of Harvey Hall, Aspen  Grove, and Sarah Nelsbn, of  Lower Nicola. The Rev. George  Kinney, -officiated at- the ceremony'which took-place at 8 a.m.*  A csumptuous wedding-breakfast was served after which .the  happy couple proceeded to their  home at-Aspen Grove. - Early.in  their;experiences the newly mar-  ried'couple had to face and surmount'heavy obstacles, as some  playful friends of the groom had  felledtwo heavy logs across their  path,-leaving an axe for the benedict to hew a path before the car  could* proceed to its destination.  Diocesan Synod to be   -  Held on Wednesday:  . The first Synod of_the Diocese  of Cariboo will be, held at Kamloops on Wednesday next, June  30,! and following days; -* ������  (. Rev. A. Rj Plummer and' Mr.  G. J W. Silk * will * represent this  district, and W.' R.' Langstaff,'  will attend, as lay, delegate of -the  Anglican Church.  Clerical and lay representatives'  fijom all parts of the diocese will  be present at the synod.    ..  J. Guichon, ,Sr., came over  from Quilchena on Tuesday, and  took a keen interest in the army  remount sale.  Mrs.'Thomas Carrington.and  her daughter' and son-in-law,  Mrl and Mrs. Broadbent, left  fori the Coast on Tuesday.^ Mrs*?  Carrington will spend'-the sum-*  mer at Victoria.  t Few- organisations, have done  more,that Ihe.Co-operative Societies to help out the higher cost  of living problem as brought  about' by the present great crusade against the "bigot, of the  mailed fist." In, the;Old Land  hundreds of' thousands of working people have- to be thankful  that years ago pioneers of the  workers started Co-operation in  'their, midst.; The latest and a  most desirable decision initiated  by one of the largest-Societies in  the West of England, has been  to refuse orders for lamb or veal,'  as owing to the great demand for  mutton and beef for our fighting  forces a shortage of mature stock-  is anticipated if the slaughtering  of the lambs and calves is not  curbed. >  Alterations in  Co-op. Management  A. Sowerby has been appointed  manager, pro. tem. of the Co-operative store,*-Jn place of A.  Armstrong who has severed his  connection with the society, and  who left for the Coast on Saturday night's' train.'  The committee are advertising  for applicants for the position-of  manager, also for a teamster.  CAULIFLOWI:!?, RHUBARB,  CUCUMBERS,   GREEN   ONIONS,  RADISHES  Nicola Valley Fresh Killed Pork  and Beef  SEED   POTATOES  Nicolo Valley Meat Market  I Opposite Coldwater Hotel  r  Improvements to  Merrill Exchange  W. H. Stevens, District Superintendent of Dominion Telegraph  and Telephones, says a new exchange will be opened at Chase,  and improvementsi will be made  in ithe exchanges at- Merritt and  Princeton.���Kamloops Standard.'  The ADELPHI HOTEL  MERRITT,  "Che House of JXCerit in  T  b:c.  We have one of the best thought ofand most talked  of Hctels in B. C.  TEA  SERVED  EVERY  BANQUETS  and   DINNER  SPECIALTY  AFTERNOON  PARTIES    OUR  Li.  European Plan  ANDREW HOGGAN  FIRE  OR   LIFE  Gold!  L. Quinville of Mamette Lake,  brought four fine steeds for-in-  spection-of the Remount buyers.-  X B. RADOJFFE  MERRITT  F.; B.* Ward and Mrs. Ward  were'guests of Dr. and Mrs:  Tutill at the beginning of the  week and attended the horse sale  on Tuesday.  President J. J. Warren, of the  K, V. R., passed through the  City on Tuesday en route to the  Coast.  -A. W. Strickland, manager of  the local branch of the Bank of.  Montreal, left for the Coast on  Tuesday. i  ^During'thepas tly inter ^nuhv  ber of men made a living by  working on the bars,of the Fra.  ser River, but this operation is  only possible during the winter.  Gold is being got on the Coqui-  halla, Thompson, Tulameen arid  other rivers. The Cariboo and  Lillooet Districts should attract  more atten tion now that rail way  transportation through the P. G.  E. Railway is partly available.  States the mining Record.  Merritt Industrial 'Co-operative'  Society, Limited  ���Manager and���  Teamster   Wanted  Wanted for the above Society a Manager, alto a Teamster.  All Applications -to be sent to the  undersigned, P.C Box, 93, Merritt,  B.: C, on or before Tuesday, July 6thj  enclosing references* and stating wages  required. -  THOS. HARTLEY, Secretary  Dr?   GILL, Dentist,  (Of Vancouver),  Has Opened Rooms in the , JACKSON BLOCK,  over the Post Office  And will be glad to receive clients of i Merritt and the surrounding communities. '  Special appointments by arrangement  The Patronage of the Public is Solicited.  HUGH   LEITCH,  Carpenter   and  Contractor,  Let me figure on your next job���no matter how email  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed  P.  O.   BOX   219,  MERRITT,   B.  C.  Regarding Economy  You have been obliged during these pkst. months of stringency to economise in all yourl buying.    But has yours been a wise economy. Are you sure that you have not been  and pound foolish";      It wiHbe well for you to consider these questions thoroughly.���- I ' ,,  The Cheapest Article  Is not alwaysthe most economical.'   Intuits for in'stance, the man who.huys a twelveidollar Suit does hot gel the saftie service but of his Suit ih-proportion to the money spent  man who buys a Twenty-four-dollar Suit*   The less you pay for a Suit the less value lyou receive for the money spent,  in-Fact  penny wise  as does  the-  The small amount of service.you get per .dollar out of say ft teh 6r twelve dollar suit is olitol all proportion lo the altnoUht bf fceivicfe ybU get fo. your money out of say an eighteen or twenty;-  five dollar suit.    Dont be a false economist 1    True*service which is the basis of all/good business cannot be purchased below cbst, ahd your money is not well spent if it does rot purchase .  its full value ih seivice.    The anatomy of a shit is so little Understood by moist people that a tnan is wise who heedfe. the advice of a Tailor and is hot lured into a false economy by ridiculously low prices.    By buying your suit from the City Tailors yoU are assured lhat'.it coftibihes efficiency, economy and service in the highest degree..    We can furnish you with a>  Suit to measure at any price from Eighteen dollars up.     Btuy from us &t*id you buy wisely.  STEPHENSON & EWART,  THE  CITY TAILORS  B����i^MBai.*i.i��MMiB��_wi_ii_piiiyiiiiiiWBiiiiiliHiiiii hi ���in_win__m_w_|iy)_iiimni ���iiimi iiiiisiiia___a____B_g___B__B  *_���  __ Three  THB NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, June 25,1915  1_ST_VBI.ISII1-*J_��   1853  The  BANK okTORONTO  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  l ���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 ��� - $S,000,nOO.OO *  >' RESERVED   FUNDS ��� ��� $6,307,272.00  | - TOTAL   ASSETS '��� $60,925,164-00  MERRITT BRANCH - - A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager  AUTOMOBILE  AND LIVERY  HIRE  New " Overland " Car with expert  Chauffeur for hire at very  reasonable rates  M. L GRIMMETT, LLS.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  - MERRITT NICOLA  Slick Strathcona  Sniped Sly Sniper  MERRITT LIVERY JL FEED STABLES  PHONE-34 A. J. COUTH.,PROP.  .���       THE       ..  Merritt Bakery  WM. RILEY  Biscuits and  Fresh Bread DaUy.  Cakes  FRESH BUTTER and EGGS  From D. Doddings Ranch at  Lower Nicola  Try,our NOTED, PORK PIES  Bride and Birthday Cakes  Our Specialty  J. A. MAUGHAN.  Solicitor   * Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Offlce Next Bank of Toronto  LODGES /  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. 0. F.  Prompt Attention to all' Orders.  Next to RINK BUILDING  Nicola Avenue  *  on  Have 'Bab's'  Photo   Taken  Now  ���"- In years to come you  , __ .-will' regret that vou  ' have not _a photo of  ���   your baby boy or girl.*  Hunk it over, and then call and  see samples at .the City Studio.-'  Chas. F. Hooper  Opp. Schools Merritt  Jl HUTTON  C. R.   .  Meets 'in K. of P.*  Hall eyery 1st and  4th Friday" at _  p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  RALPH' HEBRON  Secretary  News of several Nicola Valley  boys at the front is contained in  an interesting and racy letter received recently in the Valley and  handed to us for publication.  "We spent May 24th" he says  "in the firing line amid lots oi  shells.    As we went in we me)  Dan Shearer. Heiso.k., likewise  is Murray, Tunstall, McCronbie,  Cooper and Nash.   They were  carrying Scrim out while I was  there, with a  leg  broken  and  shot in the head. I gave him my  water bottle and I guess he'll  come through. - Birch was killed  Hatton was seriously wounded,  Collinson-is missing.   Lindsay if  in the Hospital; young Nelson is  badly wounded. The writer (who  is with the Strathcona Horse)  said   General   Henderson   told  them they would soon get their  horses. *  Was a Sniper .  After remarking,that "Taylor  came through,all right," he  says,  I got first German blood for  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  A. F. & A. M.  F. S.-,Gay,~  ,  , W M.  Regular meetings . in Masonic  Hall,, Granite  ;' ave. second Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to attend.  W. A. Heslop,  Secretary  HAWK BICYCLES  An up-to-date HUh Grade  BicyclefittedwithtfcMfrCTain,  New Departute Coaster Brake  and Hubs, Detachable Tires,  hlghgrade equipment, includ-  SlLjSS,S&'$22^0  fgrFREE 1915 Catalogue,  70 pages of Bicycles, Sundries,  aid Repair Material. You can  buy your aiippllei from us at  Wholesale Prices.  T. W. BOYD & SON,  17 Noire DsmeSt. West, MMtreaL  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS  Nicola Valley Lodge, No: 46  Meets in K. P.Hall  every Wednesday  at 7.JB0  Visiting brethren  cordially   invited.  J. Fairfoul, C.C.  W." Cranna,  K. of B. ft S  L.,0. L., 1701  Merritt.- Lodge ,  Regular'meetings in the Oddfellows'  Hall on the first and third Fridays in  each month ,at 7.80 p.m.' The Scarlets  meet on the 14th of each month.  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited.  Andrew Paten, W.M,  Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  HOUSE FOR RENT OR  SALE  -Apply7Dr.-G.-H^TUTILLr -  P.O. Box 10.  "coal box"  We'd plunk  Town, and  District Jottings  The Rev. A. H. Plummer and  Mrs. Plummer -left today for  Aspen Grove and will return on  Sunday. The vicar will conduct  a service at. the ranch home of  Frank , W. Crowder, which will  be attended by residents of the  scattered communities of Aspen  Grove  Mr. and Mrs Bates, of Aspen  Grove, (rancher) registered. at  the Coldwater the first, of the  week.  C. M. Winny was a visitor here  on Tuesday.  Word recei vetifrom Midlothian  Scotland, states that Miss Chrissy  Aitken is spending a holiday in  the hopes-of-getting"completely  recovered soorii from.! tbe shock  she sustained in -the Lusitania  tragedy, -.i " . .  There will * be no service at  Nicola Anglican Church* on''Sunday,. June, 27.' - Service's A will,  however.^be.heldion-'the following Sunday, July*>4, a.t-3.30 ��� p.m.  and on July 11 at 11 a.m.;      On Sunday next, C. W. Silk  will take charge of the morning  service at St. Michaels Church.  The Rev. A. H. Plummer will  conduct the evening dev .tions.  St. Michaels Sunday School  will close for the summer after  the session on Sunday, June 27,  resuming on the first Sunday in  September.    ���  Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. R. Wilkinson took a joy ride to Canford  on Sunday afternoon in Mr.! Ken-'  nedyfs Winton Six'.  the Strathcona's���a sniper���at  dawn of the first day. we were in  the  trenches,,. .The .Merritt  *' Mercantile Co. sent one more  ���, to when" with the gun .they  r sent me I plugged a German  , who tried to "connect wires in  ' front of our trench to a mine,  ; to blow us up.. I had-to shoot  him twice, as he crawled away,  for a time after being'hit.  The ��� omnipresent dangers" of  warfare is; indicated when our  correspondent tells how all were  awakened .one morning by Blair  shoutirg- 'Bomb���throwers at  the double.''* We scattered and  hid-just-as the shells came humming overhead. Snipers are one  of -thel'worst dangers. They  wjear our.uniforms and crawl in  like our own wounded in the  long grass until they are close  enough in to shoot. If you show  your "bean" well bing and comes  a pill. .  - , The devastating effects of shell  fire on the trenches is graphically  told. '' We got into a trench that  had been shelled out,-; and-every  once in, a while a  would comedown,  down on a big fat German���sometimes between two as the'shelter  wasbe.ter. Sometimesyou would  think you .could hear them grunt  but it wasn't inthis'world if they1  did.: Rifles,jheads and arms all  over the place, looked bad until  we.got,used to it. Now it is  nothing!,"  "I never knew how good a  digger I was until I got here.' I  can now admire the Duke of Port-,  land, for having his palace underground. . He;is;after*my-own  heart. I think F11 have my home  r        r   v -  built somethingsimilar as it gives  oneroom.for a tennis court odts  double lot."  After stating that he was on a  silent watch.f or four days during  which time he only managed to  get nini. hours sleep and very  little to eat and drink, he pathetically tells of the coming of a  "tummy,ache" following the  concentration of several, back  meals into- one good and square  one.  Continuing he says "Tobacco  is unsurpassed for nerves, please  send me some, a smoke is good,  a chew*is better, for :'  We're rough, we're tough,  ���lay.    A fine  respected.  Nicol is Brave  Nick   (Nicol)   was   a  'bear.'  When he was hurt he wouldnl  go to the hospital.    He is with  us-yet and is limping around.  We only lost two men in  "A"  and both by their own foolishness.  The desire of the mounted men  for their horses  is  shown   by  the following remarks:  I do hope we will get our horses soon as the Germans may  have to retire sixteen miles to  form a new line, and we can  get into them right.  The letter is written from France  under date of May 30th.  Town and..  District Jottings  On Tuesday, ���, F. W. Crowder  was a visitor to the city.  James Corbett, of Aspen Grovs  was a visitor in the city on Tuesday.  Meesrs. Joe. Hutton.S. Gerrard  and F., Weaver were> visitors >to  Mamette Lake on Sunday last, on  a' trout chasing trip.  Father J. Wagner was in from.  Kamloops last week-end, conducting services at the,.Catholie  Church. :  _  The Anglicans W. A. monthly  sewing meeting will take "place  on* Wednesday, June 30, at the  home of Mrs. WVA. Heslop. Time  3���o'cIock. ,    ,  '" * ��� ESTABLISHED X817  BOARD- pi*   DIRECTORS:  tt V. KESE01TH. E*).. FraMak  R.B.An*s,Es��. "  '    E.B.Gmu!_eI&,_sf.  3b Wiltlua lUcfauM. Hn. Rett. Hicksr.   '  StrTfcM.S_,-rt.��ST.*C.CV.O.CR- Homer. Esq.    .  A. Bnmtutta, Em.   ' C. B. Gtnloa, Esq.  H.R.Dru_uaJ,_sq. D. Ferltts Amu, Esq.  ' Wa.'HcJ_uttr, Esq. -  3iriirrf-rtckyi__jiu-rwler.I_J)..(h����f��l--ji5c.J  Capital Paid up      -    $16,000,000.  Reri ...       16,000,000.  Undhrtcled Profits   . 1,252,864V I  TotalAweU (April,1915) 289,582,678. >  Savings Department  Deposits of |i.oo and upward received  and Interest allowed at highest current  rates. Savings Department accounts  given special attention.  I  A, W. Strickland, Manager, Merritt Branch.  T. J. Smith,' who was. hv-the  city this ,week, arriving, from  Princeton, returned to t_ie CoW  on Tuesday-Night's train..   "  Miss    Angela 1 Freeman;  of  Princeton, is on a visit tojNicola,  the guest of Miss R. Howse.''"  -^~������       -*      t. ^*  A sale of home cookery and  handiwork will be^hejd jihder  the auspices of the ladies^of, St.  Michaels - Church ����� on < Saturday,  July 17. Watch for further, particulars. '   '     ' '" '"''"  Support a Real, Live B. C.  Institution  t    ���  A Company that HAS made good in the Assurance World  The British] Columbia  Life: Assurance Company;  Subscribed Capital:  $1,000,000  I For Full Particulars apply to 0  A. R. CARRINGTON, AGENT FOR NICOLA VALLEY  1   r ,    Or write Head Ofiice:  i   409,  BOWER  BUILDING, VANCOUVER,  B C.  Miss Whitworth.teacliera^the  local; school, leaves today-for  Chilliwack, her-home,-having  resigned her-position.       "   *  Mrs. Fred Howse of Princeton  is'on a visit to the-beautiful7'and  sublime-Nicola Lake.   ,.   .  Mrs. Adamsqn.of Aspen Grove  is a visitor this week at the home  of Mr. and Mm, Lodwick, Nicola.  William Rogers,* of .* Lytton,  made a special trip to the city on  Monday to attend the BlackPre-  ceptory banquet, returning home  on Wednesday, - .-  Guests at the Coldwater Hotel  eariy this week included Dr. A.  Percy of Kamloops, A. W. Haddock, - of - Ashcroft' and B, S.  Michell, of Calgary.  Monday visitors to the Adelphi  who registered asguests included  A. F. Matthews, Principal of  Kamloops High Schcol and F.  Downs, of Vancouver; E. B.  Shannon, of Sutton, Wash, was  here on Saturday.  '- We're  from  Canada,   that's  enough."  1        Mail from Germans  "The Germans have a lot of  respect for' us Canadians now  and any prisoners they get are  well taken care of. The other  day they brought mail from some  of,our fellows accross the firing  liri.*"'; he comments, 'and they  want the Canadians to treat their  prisoners-well.','  Major Turner 'has done well  and is a brave'officer from all  accounts, Tennant of (he B. C.  Horse, was killed and weburried  hiui with millitary honors yes-ter-  21 scholars took part in the  high school entrance examination conducted at the school by  Mr. A. F. Matthews principal  of Kamloops High" School. 14  high school children also wrote.  Inspector Wynn of the Provincial-Police was in the Valley on  Wednesday and Thursday on inspection business. He left for  the Similkameen on this morning's train.  , Corporation of the  City;, oi?   Merritt  Tfl&  SALE,   1915  ��� ���, ��1  THe!,COUNCIL. HAVE  DECIDED, m,  Postpone the Sale, of Land for ���  1912 and   1913   Taxes   until:  Angust 26th, 1915.  This decision was arrived at to give Owners an  t. -.       ' "        ' ���.   r     '        \  additionaL opportunity ��� to pay: their Tax Arrears.  without incurring the costs-of advertising for sale.)  The lost day for accepting 1912 and 1913  T ' '-it  Taxes without adding the Sole costs is JULY  ��� **     i ^      ���* <   i ,<  22nd, 1915, the cash must be ot the City Hall  on that, date, otherwise: it will be too late.  A full, list, of arrears can be seen at the City  ^Haii-nand-any-help-in-iocating-owners-who-have���  moved away or who have sold their property without notifying this office, will *e greatly appreciated.  Dated this 23rdlday ot June, 1915.  Harry Priest,  City Clerk.  v.  J/5 ���  <f*  !���_  Alex LUCAS, M.L.A., arrived  here on this morning's train to  attend to various public and pat-  triotic matters. Mr. LUCAS at  tended the Schools and joined in  with scholars and teachers in the  closing for summer vacation exercises.  A letter Magistrate Morgan  has ' received  from   the   front  Scotty" Bain, of the fifteontb  battalion, tells, that "DanSheaer  and'Ed. McAdam are now on a  cook wagon; also that he met  Cha'rlie Howse and Nicol aB they  were going into the'trenches.*"  Ladies oiv Gent's Visiting Cards, and  Whist Scoring Card^ at the "News."  I  MeLEAJST & CORJP  **  BUSINESS   BLOCKS,  HOUSES, COTTAGES,  BUNGALOWS, JN   STO^JE,   BRICK,   WOOD,  OR  CEMENT "    '"   '  -a-  _ Let us figure .on jgour next Job  McLESjiy & CORP  t   QuiicieiMiAyel,qpp.:CoMwaterHotel(  T  * i-* ^-i Four  THB NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, June 25, 1915  WATER NOTICE  Diversion and Use  _lj   il  TAKE NOTICE that AUGUST  ' HAGEN whose address is Canford Post-office B. C, will apply  for a Licence to take and use one  hundred and fifty (150) acre feet  per annum of water oat of an unnamed creek or stream which  flows East and South and drains  into Spious Creek on. section (10)  Township Thirteen (13), Range  Twenty-three (23) West of the  Sixth Meridian.  " The water will be diverted from  the stream at a point about 130  rods west of the centre oi section.  Nine (9) in said Township and  Range and about (30) Rods South  of the North Boundary of saio  Section Nine (9), and will be usee'*  for irrigation purposes upon th<  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 thc  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, TParliament  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.  The Internment Question  CORRESPONDENCE  We w&'come correspondence on public matter?  trom our readera. By publishing correspondence  it docs not mean that we agree or disagree with  the contents. In all cases tho.persons signature  must accompany correspondence���not necessarily  for publication. , Ed.     .  "Creditors' Trust Deeds Act,  1901."  NOTICE is hereby given that Daniel  P. Kennedy doing business at the City  of Merritt B. C. as adealer in hardware  and second hand goods has this day assigned all his real and personal estate  to J. B. Radcliffe of the said City of  Merritt, Agent, as Assignee in Trust  for the benefit of creditors of said D. F.  Kennedy.  A meeting of the creditors will be  held in the Office of the Assignee on  Tuesday, the 29th day of June, 1915 at  the hour of 3 o'clock in the afternoon^  All persons having claims against the'1  said estate are hereby notified to send,  same duly verified to the said Assignee  within thirty days from the date hereof  after which date the Assignee will proceed to sell the assets of the said estate  and to distribute the proceeds thereof  among the persons thereto by law entitled having regard, only to claims of  which he shall then have had'due notice.  Dated at Merritt B.C. this 15th day  of June, 1915.  J. A. MAUGHAN,  Solicitor for Assignee  SYNOPSIS OF COAL Ml  LATIONS.  NING REGU-  Coal mining rights of tlie Dominion,  ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories and in a portion of thc  Province of British Columbia, may be  leased for a term of twenty-one years  at an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not  more than 2,560 acres will be leased to  one applicant.  Application for a lease must be mad-:'  by tbe applicant in person to the Agen'.  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 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 mer-,  chantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns  should be furnished at least once n  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  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of thf  Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or  to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Domin  ion Lands.  ) W. W. CORY,  | Deputy Minister of the Interior  KB.���Unauthorized . publication   o|  this \ advertisement will not be pa(j��  fpr.���68782.-    ���--   *���_���.���>   ,_j ., ���j^ijiiJ ^  To the Editor,    ;'  Of the "News."      "  I have read Mr. Harbord's reply to my letter which you published in vour last issue, ���<ynd I  find he has made amis-statement.  Firstly,  international law calls  for    interned    non-combatants  to work for their board and a  monetary payment of 25c.  per  day which is practically nothing,  only it complies with the agreement. Secondly I think the work  would more than cover the cost  of the additional Guard, as there  are troops training all over Canada in the.Active Militia,  being  paid at the rate of $1.10 per day,  so why in the name, of ^common  sensecannot some of these same  troops be used as Guards, in rotation,: and thus save the country  any additional expense.    Lastly  Mr.  Harbord, asks  where  the  money is to come from.    Surely  Mr. Harbord knows that there is  a certain amount laid;aside yearly  by the authorities for road construction.     Furthermore -1 * am  convinced    that   if   the  same  amount is laid aside for road construction this year as last, and  the interned aliens do the work,  the same. said, amount will go a  long wav ahead of last year.  Mr. Harbord seems to think  that if they were' put to "clear the  land it would be a benefit to the  taxpayer... Now,' supposing-they  were set to do 'that work', does  Mr. Harbord think for a minute  that the pre-emptor would still  get his 160 acres for the sum of  $14. I don't think so and in my  opinion it would only introduce a  new channel for graft, which  Mr. Harbord kicks against, and!  am with him there. VL '- '-"'  It may be a.shprtsighted policy  I am, taking up, but it is not an  excess of Patriotism; .but simply  the patriotic feeling of the majority. For,myself I have.always  tried to be patriotic and-if I am  not, I don't deserve to be a Scot.  ' With regard-to the expression  " God-forsaken " and what follows it I do not need to write it  for "my own edification, as it  would be' better J suited than  "God-forsaken." There is no  man who breathes thebreath of  life, God-forsaken. I do not for  a minute'forget the christian law  nor.yet civilisation -but .let, Mr.  Harbord put himself in the place  y>f some of the " Tommies " in  the trenches. ~ I think he would  wake up some mornirigand think  civilization was a nightmare. ���  Referring to the women and  children of Collettville/1 did not  refer to them in particular but to  the whole of Canada, and another  thing I,would not dream, of putting them to the same injustice  as practiced oh the Continent by  the forces, pf-the,Kaiser.. Far  from it. P^y policy is, intern to  guard against trouble, and] treat  all with justice. Mr. Harbord  may have mistaken my meaning  when I referred to the Mosaic  Law ; to make it plainer I meant  that if the British soldier was  maltreated, then it was up to his  mates to dothe^airie, andr;If.am  thankful to see it reported thai  Lord Kitchener is going to ajlpw,  the British'to iise gas.'  In-' con elusion yh might say thai  if the employers of labor throughout th^[Dominion ���wore'; piatriqtic  enough to give a Britisher the  preference. :pf ^work|.before an  alien; -there would not be-such an  outcry against the aliens at the  present time.   Yours etc.,   ��� .  v   -'' 7 Jbhn'M/Thomsbnl-  Collettville, >:v-ro .i:.-7r> ���-���;- ut  Jane. 21, 1915 '  Town and  District Jottings  Sergt. C. Croly will command  the Home Guard when R. S. M.  T. Smith goes to the Vernon internment camp.  The raffle of Lot 3 Merritt Gardens, in aid5 of ' St. Michael's  Building fund, will take place  during a cake and sale on July  17th. A few tickets are still'left  unsold.  A certificate of a field officer  has been granted Major. H.. T.  Wilson, officer commanding..31st  B. C. Horse. He trained at the  army officers school at Winnipeg.  Those of the Merritt Home  Guard who will leave early next  week for duty at Vernon intern-  ment camp will include R, S. M.  Tom Smith, Sergts J. Smith,; F.  Barnes, E. Stackhouse; Troopers  Eddie Jones, R. Hogg, J. Bond,  J. Moody, J. Main, J. Campbell.  Mr. C. Croly has, this week  despatched orders for thirty  packages tobacco and cigarettes,  to local soldiers now on active  service. Under a special arrangement such comforts can be, sent  to the front, by friends and relatives of soldiers, on particularly low terms. See the,windows  of the Mercantile and Cash Store  for full particulars. $1.00, under  these special arrangements buys  what would otherwise cost you  $2.40  Orders No. 1.   By  Capt.  C.  Tyner,  Comg. "P" Squadron 31st Regt.:  B. C. Horse.  "���''"- Merritt, B.C./  ' , June 21, 1915  ��� ������.   :     .'������::      '���'"A.,       -.     '������.���'  Appointments   rnd, Promotions  [ Regt. Sergt. Major T.  Smith  has    been   officially   appointed  caretaker of" the Merritt Armory  to date from Feb. 24th 1915.  ! Acting S. S. M. Howse bias been  promoted to the rank of Squadron  Sergt. Major of "D" Squadron'  from this date. -.'���.,     ;    . .     .  ...     Drills      ',;;/ :\? y  ; The Squadron will parade at  the Armory every, Tuesday and  Friday at 7.30 p.m. Those on the  afternoonshift will be excused.  ] Troop Sergeants will report to  theS. S. M. all men in their re-  respective troops who are making a habit of not attending the  parades.  Active Service  ; Men .wishing to enlist in the  Overseas   Contingent will hand  in their names at once to the  R.S.M. T. Smith.  (Signed) C. Tyner, Capt.  * All Cash^No Tick *  ** '  The Customer Gets the benefit.    Spot Cash demands a better  and cheaper Article. This combination���Quality and Cheapness���is the Cash Store's Motto  FLOUR,-Royal Household, per sack 2.15  BUTTER, Finest Cooking ��� i       * per lb. ,25  JAM, Crosse & Blackwell, 4-lb. tins reg. .85,       each. .65  MARMALADE, per jar .20  MILK, 4 tins for.30  TEA, Blue Ribbon , \    .40.  PRUNES, 3lbs for.35  GINGER SNAPS, very crispy 2-lb*, for -25  What We Hear  That the Rev. E. A. Cooke of  Vancouver will deliver a lecture  on "The Crisis in B.C" on Friday July 2, at a local hall.  .  That Mayor Joseph Walter.",  Liberal candidate for Yale at the  next Provincial election, left on  ^Wednesday for a tour of the  constituency and will be away  about two weeks.  That it is .credibly stated that  the"C. P. R. will officially take  over the K. V. R, on October  first next and not' next spring as  at first contemplated.  What is the matter with that  watch of yours? Yoa do not  know? Well take it to DORER'S  THE EXPERT WATCH AND  CLOCK REPAIRER.  The Clydesdale  Stallion  That horse 'racing will again  feature the second annual fair of  the Kamloops District Stockbreeders Association which is to  be held on Thursday July 1st at  at Knutsford.  That Principal E. L. Morrissey  who will spend his'vacation in  Eastern Canada may .travel via  LosAngeles and New Orleans and  the middle states to New York,  thence to his home.   -  %  GROUND RI0E  PORK AND BEANS,  PEACHES,  CORN FLAKES,  OATMEAL SOAP,  4-lb. sack for .35  per tin ,10  gallon tins, extra good .value, ,55  ' per packet, ,10  8 bars for 25  y  y  ���  f  *  ���*.  f  y  ��.���  t  WHITE WINE OR MALT VINEGAR, per bottle .20  PICKLED WHITE 0NI0N8,  PICKLED WALNUTS,  FRENCH MUSHROOMS,    ;  FRENCH PEAS,  HERRING IN TOMATO SAUCE,  per bottle .30  per bottle .30  1 *  per tin .23  ,    per tin .15  per tin .15  All other Grocery Articles of necessity at  Lowest Prices in Town  THE  MERRITT  ���^������H'-^**,fr'H,*'W,fr*,fr<*'^  Birth���On Saturday, June 19,  to Mr. and Mrs. J. C, Stewart, a  daughter.  The guests of Mr. and Mrs.  F. B. Ward, Douglas .Lake, Dr.  and Mrs. Tutill and Master Tutill, Mr. and Mrs. A. J, B.  Rogers and J. Graham spent a  happj' day on Sunday, going out  by automobile.  Look Ladies!   The Millinery  and Fancy Work Parlor is now  situated at the R< s 3 Marche.   It  will pay you to know the .place b&.nkeVand enjoyed much  to get a neat, dressy Hat,of the  Latest Style at less than   City  prices.  V. Allport of Toronto registered at. the Adelphi this week.  Mr. Adamson, of Aspen Grove  leftonThurday for an automobile  trip through the Okanhagan,  travelling in Dan Munro's car.  Some dozen friends of Charles  C. Eddy, for three years engaged  at the Merritt branch of the Bank  of Toronto assembled at the Adelphi Hotel on Wednesday evening when a farewell supper,was  given in his honor. He left on  Thursday night for the head  office in Vancouver to .which he  was recently transferred. The  supper served at the Adelphi  was par excellence. The departure of Mr. Eddy is regretted.  He was considered by the business men as an able' and genial  -popularity in all local spheres.  CABINET   GRAND   PIANO  FOR   SALE  No Reasonable Cash Offer Refused  Instrument little used, and is in sound  condition.    As good as new.  Cau be seen at the home of Mrs. Grimes  Nicola Avenue.  THOS. HARTLEY,   P. O. Box 93  That Col. C. L. Flick, of Lower  Nicola, who is in England, training recruits in Sussex, expects  shortly to receive a staff commission. 3  i     , ?   . That a weed, of the mustard  species. ^ is this year" growing  profusely in the Valley where il  must have lain dormant for  several years and has revived  through the copious rains this  season has witnessed.  ���������������^^������������������������������^������������M,*5",J">,5"J*  | Palace Bakery   ���  *,          %\ Bread, Cakes'," Pastry,' etc  |    Hot? Pies every Saturday.    .*  | W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor. |  �����������~>**;^*******'.-:":":,-J*****>**5*->  ' That a. Merritt booster who  was in Okanagan and admired  the fine cherry crop now showing  in that district furnished the  leading growers with the names  of the principal consumers in  business.in this City.    \  iThat several"Iocal-people who  wisely keep on boosting even in  ���supposedly hard times would  like to see the, Board of Trade  reassemble arid take up some, of  the public grievances waiting a  remedy. ' t  That you cannot see grass grow  around Lower Nicola, but you  can hear it'(mown):  "Victor Hugo"  Imp; (9898) (15031)  Sire : Sir Hugo, 10924:     \  1st Dam: Fair Maid 18355, by Marcellus  '���llHO.-. .f--'v ���' ������."���'- ���.'���:  2nd Pain : Lndy Be'l 8997, by Darrley  222  Commencing May 5th, Will Standi  as follows:  EVERY WEDNESDAY  AT  D. Munro's Stables  MERRITT  From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m,  AND  During the rest of the Week  at my Ranch at Lower Nicola  TERMS: For Season with return  privilege $12.00 payable at end;  of Season.    To insure with Foal,  .s   $18.00   .,  For further particulars apply to ���  D. DODDING (Owner),  Lower 'Nicola -        " B." C' (  Wanted.   Carpenter to work  by day or job, framing buildings at Canford.   State wages'  wanted. Box 99, careM'News"i  Merritt.  u.  That the citizens of Merritt  Thayshortly'hear-of "aT popular  young business man receiving an  important and well fitted military  appointment���for merit, too.  That "Peck" was seen at Canford mill this week but thinking  he was in Japland he returned in  a hurry to a white man's country.  NOTICE  TENDERS for purchase of land will  be received by the -undersigned up to  the 1st of July,1916, for the following  described land���160 acres crown granted  land, four and a half miles from Princeton, and known on official map as Lot  76, Group 1, in thu District of Yale.  The undersigned is informed there are  40 acres of first.class arable or hay  land, balance pasture * good water, and  fencing timber.  Lowest or any tender not necessarily  accepted. , i  Alljpersons having claims against the  estate of the late Doctor H. B. Cameron are requested to send same to the  Executor accompanied by a statutory  declaration before the above date to  participate in the proceeds of the estate.  COLIN CAMERON, Executor  of Dr. H. B. Cameron Estate  co. D. W. F. McDonald,  Solicitor,  163 Hastings St. W.  Vancouver,' B. C.  Wanted. Horse, or Horse-and*  Rig, by month, Lower Nicola.  State hire for month. Box 77,  care "News," Merritt.  Corporation of the City of, Merritt  PUBLIC NOTICE  is hereby given that all owners  of  property   must   clear  their  -  holdings in the City- of Merritt, ���  of Noxious Weeds in accordance' [  with theprovisions of the Noxious  ',  WeedsJBvlaw, No 20, of the_City.���. t  of   Merritt,   and  the   Noxious  Weeds Act of 1915."  And. if "the  same is not done before the 30th <  day of June, 1915, the City will  clear the property and charge  the  cost against the  property  the same as property tax.  Dated this 18th day of June, ..  1915. s ������ T ���*~-v-  Harry Priest '  City Clerk  Sealed  Tenders  Tenders Required for Supplies  for the   Nicola  Valley  General Hospital  Sealed Tenders are asked for  the following supplies for a period of three months from July  1st, to Sept. 30th, 1915,as follows:  Groceries, (brand to be stated)  1 Meat,Green Fruits.Vegetables,  L Milk, Bread, Butter, Eggs.    '  Tenders must be sent in to the  President by June 26," Sealed,'  and marked'."Tender for^Sup-  plies " Tenders must be made'  out on the special forms provi-'  ded and obtainable from Presj  dent A. W. Strickland,' Bank of'  Montreal.  By order of the Board.  The authorities should get after  the mosquitos for sending in their  bills so fr< quently without paying  revenue. "Doc." Esnkine can  allay the effects of the bills if  you see him.

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