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 '/��  Y^a%\  As^o  &-u*<vl\  THE    HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY    OP    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 5. No.  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,   AUGUST   13,   1915  Price 5 Cents  Big List of Donations Rolling  Into Commemoration Fund  $1,403.00 Already Donated.    Merritt Patriotic Guild Sends in $ 100.  Subscriptions from Outlying Districts yet to come in  - \  Although several donations and promises have yet to come in from several  outlying districts in the Val'ey, a steady  and ready response is being made to  the appeals for donations to the  Commemoration Day Fund  The brimary object of the peoples'  sacrifice is the immediate purchase of  a machine gun or guns, and in the  event of it being found impossible to  purchase such gun or guns immediately  then the fund shall be devoted to such  other purpose or purposes as may be  decided by the General Committee.  Pending the receipt ot completed  lists from to ontlying districts the details of these cannot be given.  To date, the City of Merritt list has  already reached the creditable total of  $822; Canford people have spontaneously sent $310; the people of Nicola $191,  and Lower Nicola $80.00  Among this week s contributions is  the splendid sum of $100 donated by  the  Patriotic Guild.  City of Merritt  $100  G. B. Armstrong (horse value).  Manager arid Staff Bank of  Montreal, The Merritt Patriotic  Guild ..V....;. .....300.00  $50  M. L. Grimmett, H. S. Cleasby  (wheat value) :.. ."..... .100.00  $30  Dr. G. H. Tutill, m.d 30.00  $25  Murdoch Mclntyre, A. Hoggan,  A. J. Coutlie.  .1. Graham, J. H.  Collett......X....................125.00  $20  A. N. B. Rogers.  20.00  $10  C. Hoggan, A. F. Rankine, Dr.  J. J. Gillis,  M.D.,   A.   Grundy,  Walter Bell, W. R. Langstaff, A.  McGoran, J. S.  Morgan, J. A.  . Simpson, J. P. Boyd,  Proceeds  " of.Patriotic Dance.per._C-Croly-~ , ��� -  " WY BradleyVM'rs. Tdtill and Mrs.  Langstaff   (playing   at   F.   B.  Wards) 120.00  $5  H. S. Darknell Co., M. Shore,  J. W. Ellis, O. N. B. Wilkie, C.  L. Betterton, R. C. Croly, J. A.  Maughan, J. Walters, Philip  McLean, D..L. Munro, Wm. L.  Bradley, E. -R. Williams, R. G.  Moir, F. S. Gay, Jos. Collett.G.  F. Ransom. Rev. Geo. Kinney.  $3  T. E. Clarke.. ' 3  $2.50  Rev. A. H. Plummer. L. Thompson (Voght Valley),   Mrs.   L.  Thompson (Voght Valley)     $2  W. Welfare, H. Priest, W. H.  Cowen, J. T. Willgoose, C. F.  Hooper, W. A. Heslop, G.W.B.  Daniell, A. D. E. Timmins, J. A.  B. Kay. J. L.  Butter-  $1  A. S. Howes, H. Walters, Wm.  Schmock,   H.   D.   Martin,   W*  D. Common, W. Riley. Rev. J.  Hyde, H. Leitch.^-Sowerby..  50 cts. o  A. Ragsdale 50  Merritt total      $822.00  9.00  O.  People of Canford Mill  and Vicinity  *50  Nicola Valley Pine Lbr. Co.....   50 00  $52.50  T. Sogo and 42 Japs    52.50  $20  H. C. Meeker, John Anderson..   40.00  $10.50  A. H. Robson..     10.50  $10 .  J. W. Langley;' Chas, Hopkins;  E. R.  Robinson.     30.00  $5  Mrs. H. C. Meeker, C. Campbell  J. Layfield; Nels Swanson, E.  Kelly; J. E. Johnes; Wm. Swanson; D. E.^Luce; Geo. Ross; J.  Cleasby; A. M. Fraser; W. M.  Fisher; Sam Gringrass, H..E.  Richardson, H.'G. Shelton 75.00  $4                     r-  A. Lindbald'.      4.00  $3  E. E. Brooks; "E. D. Langville;  H.   Brown;  E.   A.  Hallam, J.  Walford ..................'...... 15.00  $2  D. Shier; E. J. Rhodes Jnr; G.  W. Rittenan; M. Brownrigg, M.  Delbary; P.. G. McKenna; A.  L'enard; A. Suchel; H. Wolden;  A: Hagen; N. Wolden; L. Curnow; August Walden, Mrs. Walford .. J. ..'.'��� ..'. .'.;.. 28.00  $1  P. J. Nelson; G. Dean; P. Mai-  fanto; T. R.   Hardiman;  L.  R.  Hardiman. .'...  Hospital Matron  Has Resigned  Applications Invited for Vacancy  ���Other Changes on  the Staff  Warmly Opposed  A Compromise  Brisk   Discussion   at   Hospital  Meeting over a Patient's  Account  85.00  .00  7.50  :Canford Total  25  Nicola-'  .     5.00  $310.00  50.00  Gavelin.  worth..  22.00  A. E. Howse, Agnes Howse.  20  K. L. Clark, S. Kirby *40.00  10  Peter __arquart,   W*.' N. Rolfe,  H. L. Leonard, I. R. Mackintosh  G. Lodwick, V. H. Harbord....    60.00  5  A.   D.   Harvey. H. G. Hooper,  Geo. Marquart, W. E."* Fish, A.  Farr,   Harry   Kobashi,   W.  E.  Potter    35.00  2  Fong Wong, F. R. Presher      4.00  1 i  William Munro, John Dundas..     2.00  -     Nicola Total '$191.00.  Lower Nicola  advised)  Total   (so far  Grand Total known to date  $80.00  $1403.00  Merritt Mercantile Company  Pay-Day Cash Specials  August 14, 16, and 17.  HAY FORKS  Strong, well-made Implements, straight  handles, plain ferrules, regr, 1.00, to clear,  .65  ORANGES, per doz.  LEMONS, laree fruit, per doz.  PEACHES, delicious Fruit  Fresh from OkanuKan, 4-lb,  PEACHES, per box  .35  .35  .25  .95  At Monday's meeting of the Hospital  Board there was received with regret  the resignation of Miss C. M. Beamish  matron, who for ten months has occupied the responsible position with  great ability and satisfaction to all  connected with the institution.  The coming tingling of wedding bells  over a happy event is the unannounced  reason of the resignation which takes  effect on Sept. 9. When the matron's  letter was received the Board felt they  could not do otherwise than accept it  and on the motion of G. B. Armstrong  and,A. N. B. Rogers Acting Secretary  Grimmett was instructed to convey to  Miss Beamish their regret at her pending departure from the hospital and of  their high appreciation of her services  during her tenure of the post.  On. the motion of A. N. B. Rogers  and G. B. Armstrong it was decided  to advertise in. the Vancouver province  for a successor, at a salary of $70 per  month, with room and board, duties  to commence September 1. 1915, and  applications to be in by Aug. 21st.  The appointment ''will be made at a  special meeting to be called for Aug. 28.  A somewhat vigorous discussion followed ��� a personal application to the  Board by the orderly, for a reinstatement of his wages from $30 to $40 and  tha understanding that he" would only  be required to do the work he had  formerly done, that is before the all  round reductionswere made in salaries  a few weeks ago.  While the nurses had had thier salaries reinstated, he claimed, he had not,  "I want your answer now or I'll quit  tonight" was his parting ultimatum.  From the information tendered by  the house committee and gleaned from  interviews with the matron it appeared  that there was justice in the complaints  of both the cook and orderly that they  were overworked, or at least had quite  as much as they could handle. The  cook wanted help, "oh" the one hand;  and the orderly wanted to be denied  extra kitchen help, on the other.  Eventually, the orderly and Board  could not come to terms, and the  former decided to quit on,the spot.  It was decided to'leave the matters  of the cook and new orderly to the  house committee with power to act,  the suggestion being made that an  application that had been received from |  a married couple, qualified in hospital'  work, be considered, with a view to  the appointment of the husband as  orderly and the wife as help in the  kitchen.  The question of Dr. Gillis account  was again referred back to the finance  committee.  It was ordered to pass for payment  the sum of $165.65 due to the Bank of  Toronto assignees of a debt due by the  hospital to the Nicola Valley Laundry.  Interest Taken in  Nicola Iron Ore  SUGAR, 100-lb oko. 8.50  BUTTER, " Merco " per lb. .40  "         " Shamrock" per lb. .45  " ..,     for Cooking; psr lb. .25  CLOTHES   WRINGERS  First Grade Rubber Rollers,' your choice  of ."Bicycle" or "Royal Canadian"  makes, reg. 6.00, 4.90  Bamboo Roll Shades  Excellent for Verandah Shades  4-ft lengths, re_. 1.25, .70  6-ft lengths, res. 1.50, .95.  10-ft lengths, reg. 2 00,       1.50  TOMATOES, ripe, per lb,  CUCUMBERS, Fresh, 4 for  ��� APPLES, " Duchess " Finest for  Eating. 6-lb. /or  .13  .25  .25  , TEA, " Pride of Merritt" cxcells en  - all others per lb.   .OU  " Merco " the best value on       '  the market, a high-grade blend  .40  Folding Clothes Racks  Cannot be excelled for convenience and  economy of space in the home, reg. 1.25,  j    . .90  BABY   CARRIAGES  Wicker Body, Strong frpriie,32-in. wheels  th ree-eight Rubber, Tires! Brake attachment, 12.50  BACON,   Fancy Meat,   cut  in  pieces of 2 to 5-lb. to suit.  the average buyer, per lb.  HAMS, I5-lb to I8-lb each, per lb  .23  .22  FLOUR, " Royal Household " sack  Buckwheat Flour, 10-lb sks. regular .G5 i  Oatmeal, Standard, reg. .60  Rolled Oats, 20-lb sack  2.10  .50  .50  1.00  LAWN   SPRINKLERS  Giving a Revolving Spray indispensible j  for the Garden where City Water can be I  used., . .95 '      j  YOU  ARE WANTING  BARGAINS!  Don't Forget to use the First spare Twenty-five pent piece in buying  something from the enormous collection of useful articles dis-       OC  played in our Centre Window, Your choice.. . .........     ��_����J  Op'his return from a trip to the  "C6astTecentIy~Cflpt7Tynerr~of Lower  Nicola, stated that he had been in  -onsultatiod with several mining experts who were interested in the acquisition of mining properties throughout the Province with a view to their  working Bnd development.  One authority, in particular, was  specially interested ir. information he  received respecting copper claims in  the Nicola Valley and of the excellent  specimens available.  ; As to haematite iron he fonnd there  was quite a boom in this at the Coast  constant enquiries being made respecting claims yielding good returns.  Samples from the Schmock property  three miles from Nicola, have, been  submitted to a mining expert- who  proclaims the haematite iron to be  excellent.  As Captain' Tyner will be leaving for  the Coast again on Wednesday next on  nining business he would be glad if  ny person who own Nicola Valley  laims showing, good return of iron and  opper would leave samples and partic-  llars with him to support him in his  tttempt to bring about mining develop-  nent in the district.  Specimens of ores can be left at the  ���News" office.  Captain Tyner confirms the reports  that have aapeared in this paper regarding the large number of mining  capitalists and representatives in Vancouver enquiring into the potentialities  of mining properties worthy of immediate-working.  The desirability of the Directors of  Nicola Valley -^Hospital accepting or  turning down an offer of compromise of  an account of $222 due by C. Lyon,who  was seriously injured while working  for Canford Pine Lumber Company and  was for many weeks under treatment  ut the hospital, was discussed at length  by the Directors on Monday evening.  ThV discussion, which was introduced  by resolutely expressed views by Director Gay against such a settlement, resulted in the argument whether it  would be right for the hospital tn concur in such an arrangement, on the  grounds of maintenance of principles,  even though it may be to the economic  j-benefit of the funds of the institution.  It appeared that litigation, in which  the insurance company covering accidents to the mill employees,, the mill  company, and Lyon were interested  parties, was pending but that there appeared a general desire to save a suit  with'-itu attendant legal costs.  The'mill people were covered in the  claim for compensation to the extent of  $1',500 insurance, and were suggesting  contributory negligence as a feature in  the circumstances of*' the accident, it  was stated, but to. save resort to the  court were agreeable tp private settle  ment if such could be' arranged ���  though the hospital and medical fees  are Lyons' personal debts, for the payment of which the Lumbar Company  claimed they are not legally responsible, j  .One of their stipulations in this called  for the medical attention to Lyon cost-  ingynot more than $500. Dr. Gillis, the  president reported, had agreed in writing to concur in the suggested basis of  settlement, and to accept $350 instead  of $499 for his professional services, on  the undeistanding that the hospital  would "accept $150 in full discharge of  theiraccount of $222.  Director Gay warmly opposed the  propffly.tiSn.-ri.All :accounts..should- be.  treated alike, "If the legitimate  amount due to the hospital is $222" he  said "then $222 should be paid. If  $150 is accepted then I shall resign and  stand again' on my action in this  question."  The president said the Board, by |  refusing the offer would have to take  the chance of the results of the litigation if it was pursued. The settlement  suggested was sound in comparison  with the possibilities of collecting some  of the accounts outstanding.  , G. B. Armstrong and A. F.1 Rankine  opposed such a settlement on.principle,  agreeing however, that as a business  proposition it would be of benefit to  the hospital probably to concur.  No action was taken, the matter  having been introduced by the.finance  committee, it was explained, for the  opinion and discussion of the full board.  Merritt Ladies Form Branch  of Canadian Red Cross Society  Enthusiastic Inauguration Meeting held Tuesday.    Officers and Committee Elected.    Routine Arrangements.  Dance in Honor of  Trooper Wright  _ J1\_1^0?_c__^1_r9_'P?______ Wright  bf the llth C.M.R.'s,and formerly a member of the Merritt Volunteer Fire Brigade, who is leaving for overseas service, a largely  attended and informal dance was  given under Fire Brigade auspices, in the Armory on Monday  night.  Some 175 persons formed the  happy assembly of dancers, who  passed five enjoyable hours "gliding o'er the maple "to the music provided by Mrs. Nicholls,  Miss Patchett and Mr. Lu Price.  Mr. A. Davidson proved a very  painstaking and able floor manager and he carried through a  program, devoid of encores, and  strictly to arrangements.  The hall was pleasingly decorated with tri-color flags arranged  with artistic taste.'  Everybody appeared to spend  a very enjoyable evening and  much commendation is due to  Fire Chief W. Aitken and his  colleagues for the perfect arrangements carried out to the  minutest detail.  At an enthusiastic and business like  meeting of fourteen ladies of Merritt  held in the Council Chamber (on Tuesday afternoon, under the chairmanship  of MayoV Joseph Walters, it was unanimously resolved to form a society  known as the Merritt Branch of the  Canadian Red Cross Society. Officers,  and committees were formed and preliminary steps taken regarding the  work to be pursued.  A feature of the meeting was the  frequently expressed determination of  the ladies that in no way would their  work conflict with the work done so  well by the Patriotic Guild.  'While the Guild is largely devoting  its activities to working for comforts  for soldiers at the front the Red Cross  Branch will devote its main attention  towards providing hospital bandages  and funds for hospital supplies.  There appeared a general desire to  do all possible to prevent overlapping  inany spheres of local patriotic activity.  It is hoped to do useful work and to  include in the branch membership ladies  of the Valley who are not actively  working for any local patriotic organization.  ���The officers elected were:���  President, Mrs. A. H. Plummer;  Secretary, Mrs. Percy Boyd; Vice-  president, Mrs. John Collett; treasurer  Miss Seaton; Committee, Miss Marjorie  Seaton/ Mesdames Joe Collett, F. A.  Reid, Sadler/Winch, Phillips, Mclntyre  Willgoose. Heslop, Ward, Grimmett,  Tutill, C. J. Loewen (Mammet Lake),  Cleasby, Crawford, Gissing. The committee has''power to add to its number.  Meetings will be held every flrst and  third Thursday in the Council Chamber  at 2.30 p-m. The entrance fee will be  15 cents per month with monthly dues  of ten cents per member.  The next meeting will be on Thursday, August 19. -  Mayor Walters,.presiding, expedited  the business done with commendable  dispatch.  Expressing his pleasure at being  present the Mayor told how there were  other organizations already firmly es-  I tablished in patriotic work in the dist-  ricf and eulogised the-fine results of  the Patriotic Guild.  Referring to the fact that the Guild  had already subscribed largely to ^he  Red Cross Society and that the local  branch of the St. John Ambulance  Society had work in hand in aid of Red  Cross-hospital work he trusted that  every effort would be made by members  of the Branch, if formed, to prevent  overlapping.  He reminded his gathering that there  was much scope ahead for the women  of the City and district and that as the  coming winter promised to be a hard  one both organizations might keep that  in view. He read a letter he had received from the Vancouverheadquarters  of the Red Cross Society and St John  Ambulance   Association  seeking   the  they  mayoral support of the scheme  had in prospect for August 28.  Mrs. A. H. Plummer said she had a  letter from the Red Cross Society urging that Merritt start a local branch.  The local clergy had been consulted  and favored the idea. As regards the  work,��they would undertake the making  of bandages and the provision of funds  for hospital supplies. They hope to  get the assistance of those who were  not actively working for any local  patriotic society.  Mrs. Sadler in reply to a query,  said the clergy had been approached  and favored the scheme and that the  Patriotic Guild fslt they could not combine w.ith the proposed Branch.  After further discussion it was resolved, on the motion of Mrs. Plummer  and Mrs. Collett���That a branch of the  Canadian Red Cross Society and known  as the Merritt Branch, be formed.  Mayor Walters intimated that the  the St. John Ambulance Association  was already working on the scheme of  their parent organization and the Red  Cross.Society of Canada to raise $25.-  000 in B. C. on August 28 for providing  surgical and medical appliances for the  Canadian Soldiers in the firing line,  lt was resolved chat a committee meet  the local Ambulance association with a  view to combined efforts in this scheme.  The committee which will take care'  of the August 28  collection  comprises  Mesdames Joe Collett,   Heslop,   Mclntyre, Willgoose, and Miss Seaton.  Police Commission  and Boxing Bout  Policy Declared Respecting - Future Contests in the City  (Following the:-anneuncement"Of-ia-  twenty rounds boxing contest sheduled  to take place in ��� this City tomorrow,  the City Police Commissioners met and  discussed what action should be taken  with regard to it.  While the feeling was strongly ���  against the iight being allowed to take  place it was decided in this case to  permit the contest the" Chief of Police  being instructed to attend and watch  the proceedings, and if the contest  exceeded legitimate boxing limits he  was to stop the fight.  It was further agreed that this would  be the last contest and that any steps  taken to promote future contests will  be rigidly suppressed.  Mayor J. Walters and Aid. McFarlane  with A; B. Kennedy are members of  the police commission. Mr. Kennedy  was away from home when this' meeting was held and could not be communicated with.  The contest billed for tomorrow evening at Menzies Hall is "Rough-house"  Burns and Jimmy Clark.  M? _. M��-���*_��y_has_  Accepted Offer  WUI Take Charge of High School  ���New Teacher Appointed  Aid. Ewart is the latest speed  racord aspirant I  L. E. Morrissey, principal of  the Merritt Public Schools, and  who has had charge of the super  rior school, has been appointed  by the Board to take charge of  first, second and third year high  school work as well as the prin-  cipalship of the ordinary schools.  Word was received yesterday  by Chairman Cleasby from Mr.  Morrissey who is spending his  vacation in the East, accepting  the offer made to him by the  Trustees.  A vacancy still exists for the  position of teacher in the entrance  class and vacated by Miss Stewart.  Respecting the junior staff we  understand Miss Zella Hawe, of  Vancouver, has accepted a post  as teacher in the. second primer,  in succession to Miss Whitworth,  resigned.  The schools will re-open on  Monday, August 23rd.  "Bill" Aynsley  on Honor Roll  Nicola Valley Men Included in  Latest Casuality List  Two additional casualties to  Nicola Valley soldiers were reported this week.  Lance-Corporal Wm. C. Aynsley, of Nicola, who left here as  trooper with the B. C. Horse,  and is now with Lord Strathcona'  Horse, is officially,. reported as  having been "shot in the foot."  Aynsley worked with different  people in Nicola Valley where  his people are well known.  Corporal J. McCombie, who  also left with the local B. C.  Horse, and is now in the Fifth  Battalion, worked on K. V. R.  construction work in this district.  He is officially recorded as "suffering from skin desease, effects  of shell fire." His home address  is given as Scotland.'  To these brave men the silent  sympathy and most optimistic  wishes for speedy recovery will  be tendered by citizens of the  Valley. Friday-, Aug. 13, 1915  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Two  This Drying  and  Trying  Wind is  Hard on the Complexion  FACE   CREAMS:   Nyals,   Na-Dru-Co,   Murrillo  FACE LOTIONS: Rose, Witch Hazel, Hinds Honey  and Alum  A.   F.   RANKINE, DRUGGIST  THE  NICOLA   VALLEY NEWS  Published Every Friday  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions,  payable in advance, ?2.00  per year in  Canada.  Britain. United Sta'es aud Foreign Countries, ?2.50.  Great  Anniversary Day Reflections  [By Observer]  Address :   The Nicola Valley New.1, P. 0. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B.C.  RECRUITING FACILITIES NECESSARY  Several complaints have recently reached this office to the effect  that eligible men desirous of enlisting for overseas service with Canadian regiments are unable to be signed on in Merritt. Last week there  were, to our knowledge, half a dozen men enquiring as to how they  could get on the strength of an overseas battalion.  In some cases, men who cannot afford" paying their own transportation expenses as far as Vernon or other distant military centres have  sought in vain to be signed on in Merritt.  Others, acting under the dictates of personal opinion, refrain from  taking the chance of going to the expense and certain inconveniences  of making a special trip to Vernon or other military points only perhaps  to be refused under medical examinations.  Again, some who are anxious to serve their country in France, do  not feel like forfeiting their jobs on the prospect that after a trip to a  military centre, they cannot get accepted as soldiers.  The attention of the military authorities interested in the recruiting of  B. C. battalions is therefore directed to the lack of recruiting facilities  in the Nicola Valley.  It is true that the maintenance of a permanent recruiting officer here  would be inadvisable.  What is needed is that some person or persons connected with  military work in the Valley should be empowered to have recruits  medically examined and accepted and their transportation paid to the  military camps. Or, an alternative would be that the militia might  arrange to defray the transportation expenses of any young man declared  likely to be accepted as fit for active service.  ��� *   *  Reading between the lines of the decision of the Police Commissioners regarding boxing contests in this City it is apparent that the powers  that be do not desire to offend either those for or those against the  holding of these events.  ��� ���   ���  " Its a long, long way to Victoria ,but the Mayor's heart's  right there."  That Spectular Patriotism appeals more forcibly to many  than Common Sense Help.  That Spectacular effect is often  an optical delusion.  That the next step after providing the troops with Machine  Guns will be the entire control  of the subscription.  That it is peculiar that the  Authorities do not know their  own work.  Ihat they do know it, but are  saved a lot of trouble by these  patriotic outbursts, which swell  the revenue.  That the Machine Gun fund is  a splendid idea, if only one knew  a little more about it.  That it is a great idea to rob  Peter to pay Paul.  That men will contribute  heavily to a gun, who will not  ante up a cent for a wounded  soldier or a widow.  That such a man is a Son of a  Gun.  That N. S. F..and N. P. F.  are common business terms.  That the Boys are in for another winter cammign at'the  front.  That the Red Cross needs  money. . ^  That this is a three barrelled  Machine gun, which will be put  into action in the Nicola Valley  beforelong.  That there is a very shrewd  lawyer in Merritt, who .should  be listened to.  That the meaning of the word  politics is growing obscure.  That some people are awfully  afraid to graft.  That their usual subscription is  a refusal, or a nickel at the most.  That it is not patriotism to ante  up with another man's money.  That De Mortuis nil nisi bonum  is a good motto, especially if the  man gave his life for you.  That the end crowns all.  That Christianity calls for, the  utmost sympathy for the widow  andorphan.  That many a good man only  needs opportunity.  That Machine Guns put everything out of action.  That the leading men of every  community have sounded the  warning that Machine Guns may  be loaded  That the correct thing to ask  when in doubt, is:���How do we  know we know we know ? It  gets them all beat.  That we can never achieve the  best without opposition.  That the District means business.  That the Nicola Valley is to be  trusted to do its duty.  That there is a healthier feeling in the air, since people began  to take an interest in things. .  That we must not get cross,  when people have peculiar ideas,  there may be all sorts of good in  them.  That everyone as a lot to learn  and we have got to pay for experience.       ���'���?���-���  That one cannot please everybody, but that sincerity covers a  lot of failings.  That the keys to Success are  Hard Work, Persverance and  Combination, but the master key  is Fore-thought.   ^myzmtH.  A^^^^^t^m^ 2_JS_*_vr <VA  *���*���*& 'AT ���< fo!a��S��j��_** j^*frv �� ������   �� **  ���*���*" V_?v  ^_" ^      *  ���f* iM-"-**v  THE  COLDWATER  HOTEL  MERRITT  B. C.  Hot and Cold   Water.      *?��ooms   with  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 ih attendance, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6.30 to 8 p.m.  MURDOCH   McINTYRE . Proprietor  .-!  Board Will Take  Strong Steps  That strong measures be taken  by the finance committee of the  Hospital for the collection of accounts for treatment of patients  who left the institution without  settling up, especially with regard to those who could but  would not pay, was decided at  the meeting of Directors held on  Monday evening.  It was stated that some of the  delinquents were men in steady  employment who could pay their  ^ebtTto^thTMlpitalbTirTir^Wd  the requests of the Board to do so  with calm indifference.  Robert Taylor was re-elected  president of the Merritt Co-operative Society at the Quarterly  meeting held last week. Mr. F.  Eagles was elected as a member  of the committee.  "Black Box" starts at the Rex  on Monday and Tuesday.  Attractive Display  at Mercantile Store  That, rapidly expanding and  progressive department store of  the Merritt Mercantile Company  is well worth a visit these days.  The large and attractive stock is  splendidly laid out with artistic  taste, and an attention arresting  feature is the beautiful display of  flowers which adorn the windows  and entrances. The floral display  is ever bright and fresh, the  flowers and plants being grown  by Mr. Wm. Aitken, a member of  thenstsff^wfioT^ih^  the proud owner of one of the  most beautiful gardens in the  Valley.  Trooper Geo. Wright, of the  47th Overseas Battalion,who has  been on leave of absence in the  city left on Tuesday evening to  rejoin his regiment. He was  given a rousing send-off by a  large gathering of citizens.  Young Men's Club  To be Organized  At a meeting of a number of  young men of the city held in the  Wolters Block on Friday evening  under the chairmanship of Rev.  George Kinney, further steps  were taken with a view to the  formation of a " Young Men's  Club." The club will be strictly  independent of any sects or denominations but shall be open to  all young men.  While the local clergy will not  control the club, it has their unqualified support, the aims of the  promoters being to establish a  centre for any young men resident or visiting the city who desire to meet for healthful recreative purposes in . a healthy environment conducive to the moral  well being of the members.  Mayor Walters has offered the  "Hub " premises, fully equipped  at a very reasonable rental. The  expenses of the club.it is expected, can be easily met by small  monthly dues.  After the ideas of the promoters were discussed a committee  was appointed to draw up a' constitution and rules which will be?  adopted or amended at a meeting  to be held in the. Walters_Block  tonight. y  A canvass for members will be  made throughout the city after  which a full general meeting will  be held.  At the outset, the attractions  for members will comprise a  reading and writing room, billiards and similar games; while  later outdoor organizations, such  as football or hockey, may be developed as the members themselves express their desires.  Flower Service  at St. Michaels  There was a fairly large congregation at St. Michael's Church  last Sunday evening, the occasion being a flower service.  , During the singing of the  opening hymn, which was appropriate to the occasion, " All  things bright and beautiful,"  two surpliced choir boys took up  the floral offertory to be placed  in the chancel by the vicar.  With the beautiful array of  multicolored flowers the chancel  presented a very pretty spectacle.  The gifts also included fruit and  eggs.  The text chosen by the vicar  was suitable for the occasion,  and he discoursed on the subject  of floral decorations in the church  in all ages.  The hymns chosen were also  appropriate to the service, as also  were the special psalms. Burnett's Magnificat and Te Deum  were sung by the choir and congregation. A flower, service  being mainly a children's service  the juveniles were well represented in the congregation.  ^The-flowersHruitrete.T-which  had been donated were distributed the following day at the  Nicola Valley General Hospital  and the Chulus Indian Hospital,  and flowers were also placed on  the. graves in the cemetery on  the hill.  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,  "Che House of 3&erit in  B.C.  We have one of the best thought of and most talked  of Hotels in B. C.  TEA  SERVED  EVERY  AFTERNOON  BANQUETS   and   DINNER    PARTIES    OUR  SPECIALTY  European Plan  ANDREW HOGGAN  FIRE  OR   LIFE  INSURANCE  J. B. RADCLIFFE  MERRITT  Wm. Thomson, left on Tuesday's train en oroute to his old  home in Scotland.  Dr.   GILL, Dentist,  (Of Vancouver),  Has Opened Rooms in the JACKSON BLOCK,  over the Post Office  And will be glad to receive clients of Merritt and the surrounding communities.   .  Special appointments by arrangement  The Patronage of the Public is Solicited.  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter   and  Contractor,  Let me figure on your next job���no matter how small  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed  _P.  O.   BOX   219,  MERRITT,  B.  O.  A .--7-*-!m%��!-��V!-��%<*���_>��_������_*��!  "���"���"���*%"*"  �����%���_��._������*_����%��**���_���-�����%  ' V '���"*"������ V v v ���  .��:.��;��x��x-^  THE SEMI-READY SUITS  ARE CANADA>s best  British Fabrics  Tailored by Specialists  Fitted and Finished  By the Best Experts  Economy is writ in capital  letters in the .e stressful days.    Semi-ready   Clothes   were  founded on the wish ifor economy without loss  of  efficiency in these  four essentials of  Good Clothes���Style, Fit, Fabric, Price.  And the last shall be first in our national mood for retrenchment in the cost ot high living.  Semi-ready Suits at $15 to $35. You select the cloth from 300 patterns"[of brand new  fabrics imported from England. See our plate models for styles. Our Suits are Tailored  by expert specialists who have made "Semi-ready/* famous, fitted and finished free of  extra charge; Satisfaction or your money back cheerfully.  Absolute Fit and Finish  Guaranteed.   Prices  -    Low.   All  "Union Jack" Make  I STEPHENSON & EWART, The City Tailors, Cleaners and Pressers Three  THE NTCOLA\ VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, Aug. 13, 1915  ������4iH^^4^^*^-^'J-*J-J**J**J*,��4,i*,J'*.-**'  ���-.-���.".".'v.**.**  ��_>  Workingmen  ��F you can save each week even a small amount you  are invited to open a Savings Account with The  Bank of Toronto. Small depositors are as well cared  for as large ones. A dollar will start a Savings Account  and interest is added to  Savings  Balances half-yearly.  .HE  TOTAL   ASSETS  PAID   UP   CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  $61,000,000  $5,000,000  $6,402,810  BANK ofTORONTO  MERRITT BRANCH  A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager  Brave Soldier's  Wife Departs  S,^..>.M**^��*��:^^<��>>x-^^-:��<��:��:��:��:<-:��:'0'>-:-^<'*;��:":��:'^^':":'  . .       THE.       . .  Merritt Bakery  WM. RILEY  Fresh Bread Daily.   Biscuits and  Cakes  FRESH BUTTER and EGGS  From D. Doddings Ranch at  Lower Nicola  Try our NOTED PORK PIES  Bride and Birthday Cakes  Our Specialty  Prompt Attention  to  all  Orders.  M. L GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank ��f Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Office Next Bank of Toronto  Mrs. Davidson, widow of Sergt.  Robt. Davidson, who was one of  the Merritt volunteers to fall in  action at the battle of Lange-  marcke, left on Wednesday's  train for the East, en route, via  the Pretorian, to Glasgow. Scotland. With her children she will  make her home in Dunferline.  Mrs. Neil McMillan accompanied Mrs, Davidson as far as  Spences Bridge where Mr. McMillan's mother, who resided on  Vancouver Island, joined Mrs.  Davidson. They will travel together to Scotland.  A large concourse of friends  and well-wishers were at the  local depot to hid the brave soldier's widow God speed. Those  present included Mayor J. Walters and others who had done  much in ensuring every comfort  and assistance to the lady who  gave the life of her husband for  humanity.  Wedding Bells  PATON - GRIMES  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.  Think -itrTiver,-*and thencall and '  see samples at the City Studio.  Chas. f\ Hooper  Opp. Schools Merritt  HAWK BICYCLES  An up-to-date Hi^h Grade  Bicyclefittedwit_/?<'/&>'-V-om,  New Departure Coaster Brake  and Hubs, Detachable _ Tires,  high grade equipment,including Mudiruards, rtfi CO  Pump, and Tools  ��^*''��,w  WBEE1915 Catalogue,  70 pages of Bicycles, Sundries,  and Repair Material. You can  buy your supplies from us at  Wholesale Prices.  T.W.BOYD & SON,     .  27 NotrcDimeSt. We��t.Hontr_U.  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO.  A. 0. F.  9205,  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  CORRESPONDENCE  Wc welcome correspondence on public matters  from our readers. By publishing correspondence  it does not mean that we agree or disagree with  the contents. In .ill cases the persons signature  must accompany correspondence���not necessarily  for publication.   Ei>.  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  A. F. & A. M.  F. S. Gay,  W M.    .  . Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. second Tuesday ineach month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to at-.  tend.  W. A. Heslop,  Secretary  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS  Nicola Valley Lodge, No. 46  HOUSE FOR RENT OR  SALE  Apply Dr. G. H. TUTILL,  P. 0, Box 10.  Meets in K. P.Hall  every Wednesday  at 7.30  Visiting brethren  cordially   invited.  J. Fairfoul, C.C.  W. Cranna,  -  K. of K. & s  L.O.L.,  1701  Merritt Lodge  wa_353s_  Regular meeting1* in the Oddfellows'  Hall on the first and third Fridays in  each month at 7.30 p.m. The Scarlets  meet on the 14th of each month.  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited.  Andrew Paten, W.M,  Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  Personal Column  Rev. J. Hyde, minister of St.  Andrews Presbyterian Church,  left on Tuesday's train for Kerr-  isdale, Vancouver. In company  with Mrs. Hyde, who has been  visiting' in Vancouver for several  weeks, the minister will spend a  well earned vacation among the  invigorating sea breezes of the  coast.  Norman Brown, accountant at  the Bank of Montreal,'.left on  Wednesday's train for Spences  Bridge to meet his wife who  arrived from the Fraser -Valley  to take up residence in this City.  Mrs. E. A. McAuley, widow of  the late Donald: McAuley who  was laid to rest on Friday, as reported in last week's "News,"  has been a guest at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood.  Mrs. McCullough, wife of Chief  , Engineer McCullough of the K.  rV. R.. passed through the city on  Tuesday, en route from her home  at Penticton to the Coast.  Mrs. C. Croly and children  returned from the East on Mondays train. Mr. Croly met the  party at Kamloops.  Paul Meacham, who is retiring  from the Steam Laundry business  in this city will leave shortly for  Oregan to reside.  G, I. Wilson, a director of the  Inland Coal and Coke Company,  was a Vancouver business visitor  in the city early this week.  Wilfred Watt, of Victoria, son  of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Watt;  Collettville, is. spending a vacation with his parents here,  H. Lafonite, of Vancouver, is  now" on the staff of the Coldwater  Hotel \,  Miss K. McKeating of Vancouver, is visiting with her parents  in this City.  Dr.   Williams returned  the Coast at the week end.  from  Geo. Jepson ahd J. Hutchinson  left for New Mexico on Monday.  The Editor,  Nicola Valley News.  Tha Scandal  As one who believes in supporting our own kith and kin first, I  heartily endorse the views that  you have expressed in your valuable paper, referring to the closing of the Nicoia Valley Steam  Laundry. Can it be true that in  these days when the word ".patriotism" is echoing through  every part of our great Empire,  that here in our very midst we  have starved out an industry  operated solely by white people,  in order to support the Oriental  with his insanitary conditions  and sweated labor. Surely this  does not spell "patriotism." If  we cannot be loyal to our own  people, then we are not loyal to  our country, and disloyalty cannot he practised by the true  "patriot."1  You workers who learned the  great lesson of organisation back  in the Old Land, yod realise how  bitterly your trade unions have  fought for years to stamp out  sweated industries, and yet there  are amongst even you those who  to save a few paltry cents have  sent their clothes to be washed  in the stinking hovels of a Chinaman. This they do rather than  send them to our own people who  adopt the real British way of  cleanliness, and ask only the fair  wage that you expect for your  labor. If the Chinaman adopted  sanitaiy methods of washing, and  paid fair wages to their help then  none could consistently object to  his competition, but his presence  amongst white people is not for  the purpose of competing upon  fair terms; They are. out to line  their pockets with the A. D. (Almighty Dollar) and are prepared  to adopt unscrupulous methods  to attain their ends.  Unfair competition against  white people always means the  undermining of the white worker'  wages; becaust his labor is only  accepted at a cheaper rate when  ;he Chinaman is around waiting  for the opportunity to get in at  any pripe.  He has not as yet affected our  miners of this Valley but he is  waiting for the opportunity, and  then their conditions will be a  great deal worse than at present.  To you business men who have  failed to support this laundry, I  would say you'������.will rea'lize after  its closure that it was an asset to  your city. It was a business  .ropositioh for you to help to  keep the wheels running, and  mow there will be few less dollars  n circulation in our city���there  tfill be a few more sent to the'  ���reat land of China.  Thanking you, etc.  "SUNNOM BONNOM."  Aug. 12, 1915. J  On*.. Tuesday, August 10th, at  the home of the bride, the marriage took place between Mary  Harriet Grimes, for several years  a resident of Merritt and formerly of Staffordshire, Eng., and  James Ross Paton, for seven  years a citizen of Merritt, and  formeily of Edinburgh, Scotland.  The Rev. J7 Hyde, minister of  St. Andrews|Presbyterian church  officiated at the ceremony which  took place at 6.30 p.m., and wasj  attended as witnesses by Mrs. R.  Strachan, who waited upon the  bride, and Mr. Andy Paton, brother, who was in attendance on  ths bridegroom.  Although the actual day and  hour of the interesting event had  been kept a secret'by the contracting parties, the half hour of  six had barely struck before  many friends of the couple began  arriving to convey their felicitations, while the shades of night  were fast approaching midnight  before the various chivarie parties, of impromtu musicians,  completed their celebrations.  Through her residence in Merritt covering some nine years,  the bride is well known to a host  of citizens, particularly as a popular vocalist on concert platforms  in the Valley.  Mr. Patton has fpr several  years been connected with coal  mining in the Valley, and he occupies the position of Tipple foreman at the Inland Coa! & Coke  Company's mines.  The bride being a member of  the Rebeccah's lodge and the  bridegroom attached to the  Orange lodge, the marriage was  of particular interest in these  fraternal circles.  Following the ceremony, ��� a  daintily prepared repast was  served, after which the united  pair with thejr guests spent the  evening.-with music and other  bright diversions, congratulatory  and informal speeches being tendered to Mr. and Mrs. J. R.  Paton during an .interval in the  happy celebrations. Mr. Andy  Paton was par excellence as a  groomsman.  Good Progress  On the K. V. R.  Satisfactory progress is being  made with the work on the K.  V. R. track. Steel is laid within  11-2 miles of Ladner Creek.  Before the creek can be reached, four bridges have to be  completed.  This work will be finished in  about a month.  " Within a week the concrete  supports in connection with the  big bridge at Ladner will be  ready.  ���It is estimated"that" the7build-"  ing of this bridge will take six  weeks.  The snovyshed work on the  Coquihalla section on the K.V.  R. on which 200 men are engaged  is to be finished late this coming  autumn.  Nine hundred carloads of material will be used.  The expenditure for snowsheds  in the Hope mountains will run  into a small fortune.  Tommy Needs Smokes  "There are no Baccy shops on  the battlefield, and Tommy needs  smokes."  To meet this need the Overseas  Club, of London, Eng,, is asking  for donations to. a cigarette and  >:obacco fund.  On receipt of donations supplies will be : forwarded to the  boys at the front, for those who  may wish to add a bit of comfort  to the men who are in the forefront in the stress and turmoil  of war.  Postmaster W. R. Langstaff is  receiving  subscriptions to  this  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  October 14th, 1915.  This decision was arrived at to give Owners an  additional opportunity to pay their Tax Arrears  without incurring the costs of advertising for sale.  The last day for accepting 1912 and 1913  Taxes without adding the Sale costs is SEPT.  10th, 1915, thz 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 5th day ot August, 1915.  Harry Priest,  Collector.  ii  THE BLACK BOX"  Every  MONDAY  and  TUESDAY  WEEKLY  for  FIFTEEN  WEEKS  Another Great Universal Serial  Commencing on Monday  AUGUST   I Oth.  All New Players  All New races  All New Scenes  All Shown at the  REX  MCLEAN&  CORP  BUSINESS   BLOCKS,  HOUSES, COTTAGES,  BUNGALOWS,   IN   STONE,   BRICK,   WOOD,  OR  CEMENT  Let us figure on your next fob  McLEAN & CORP  Quilchena Ave., opp. Coldwater Hotel  The winners of the Okanagan  Valley Fruit Company's free  fruit draw, announced on Saturday, proved to be as follows:���  first prize, David Hogg, box of  apples; second. Robert Hogg,  box of plums; third, Geo. Bevis,  box of apricots; fourth, M. Hynds  box of peaches. 200 persons  competed.  NOTICE.  COUNTY COURT OF YALE  Merritt is deservedly proud of  Major H. H. Matthews who has  received the D.S.O. at the hands  of the King���KamloopsStandard.  Trooper Jackie Roberts, is ad-  fund and will forward same tol ding to his laurels as a boxer,  the Overseas Club. j since he joined the C.E. P.  Notice is hereby given that a sitting  of the County Court of Yale will be  held at MERRITT, on  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st, 1915  at 10.00 in the forenoon.  By Order,  J. S. MORGAN.  Deputy Registrar of the County  tCourt of Yale holden at Merritt.  Dated this 13th day of August, 1915.  \  :.XrX-'A��AX-X  ���X'-': -i^XX^M0Mi^SyM^^M^&i:^i"XX '���' !,:4 / ___  Four  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.N.  Friday, Aug. 13, 1915  ���_���_���_-_���_���_���_���  ���.���.****���  $  TENDERS FOR  Tenders will be received until August 15th, 1915, for  the supply of  FIFTY (50) TONS OF  BEST HAY  to be supplied as required  between September 1 st, 1915  and May 3 1st, 1916. Price  to cover delivery to our barn,  etc., without further cost  to  Local Jottings  Miss Helen Hyland motored to  Princeton on Tuesday, returning  Thursday.  * us.  The City Council does dot propose appointing a new pound-  keeper in place of ex-Pound-  keeper Clark, resigned.  Attention of the City Council  is drawn to the br sken down fence  on Voght street, adjoining Solicitor Maughan's office. Most unsightly for our '' artery " street.  Hugh Leitch, the well known  local builder, is putting in addition to the home of J. W. Langley  at his fine ranch, at Canford.  Painful Accident  To City Merchant  Falling from a light ladder  which was leaning against the  paint rack at the rear of Armstrong's Department Store, Mr.  G. B. Armstrong fell heavily to  thc ground, his head crashing  against a pair of scales, inflicting  an ugly gash on the back of. his  head and neck wounds.  Sympathy will be extended to  Mr. Armstrong in his painful  accident, which happened shprt-  ly before eleven o'clock this  morning. Mr. Armstrong was  much shaken and weakened by  the shock and loss of blood.  Bank of Toronto  Needs More Room  Owing to the largely increased  volume of business passing thru  the office and the necessity for  more accomodation the Bank of  Toronto will shortly move from  its present quarters to more commodious premises in the Walters  Block, next to J. B. Radcliffe's  insurance office, on Quilchena  avenue, the main business street  in the city.  What We Hear  That A. B. Kennedy, who is  leaving very soon for Montreal,  has tendered his resignation as  secretary of Merritt Conservative  Association.  That, at present, no successor  will be appointed to the^post of  Medical Health Officer vacafed  by the resignation of Dr. William-*  M.D.'  The Clydesdale  Stallion  MIDDLESBORO COLLIERIES  Limited,  Middlesboro, B. C.  ���>  FOR  SALE  CABINET   GRAND   PIANO  No  Reasonable  Cash  Offer Refused  Instrument little used, and is in sound  condition.     As good as new. c  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. Geld*  ing good roadster.   Weight  2,300 lbs.  Apply Box M, " News " Office.  HORSE, HARNESS, BUGGY  AND CHICKENS  Cheap to immediate Purchaser.  Apply���  THOMSON,  Collettville, B. C.  WANTED TO BUY  -A  BLACKSMITHS BLOWER  Cheap for Cash  John   Ovington, Collettville  Contractor Phillip McLean this,  week'has been busy putting in a  celler under the store and bakehouse of Wm. Fairley.  "Decision" is the subject Mr.  Alf. Limb will speak oh at the  meeting of the meeting of the  Methodist Bible Class on Sunday  next at 2.30 o'clock.  LADIES I have still a few Hats  to dispose of at a reduced price ���  to clear, also some of the latest  Noveltie* in Turn*, etc.', and  Infant* Bonnets  which I am selling very reasonable.     Call at the Rote Marche  and see them  Before leaving for Vernon  Camp, Trooper George Wright  was on Monday evening present  ed with a parcel of winter woolen  comforts collected by the Patriotic Guild.  The Epworth League of the  Methodist Church have decided  to put an Ice Cream Social on  the cards for August 30th.  What is the matter with that  watch of yours ? Yoj do not  know? Well take it to DORERS'  THE EXPERT WATCH AND  CLOCK REPAIRER.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGULATIONS.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories and in a portion o�� the  Province of British Columbia, may be  leased for a term o�� twenty-one years  at an annual rental o�� $1 an acre. Not  =more~than.i2,560iacresjwill,bejeasediitg���  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 tbe tract applied for shall  be staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied'for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royal-'  ty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rightB  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  jiecessary for the working of the mine  ��t the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department-of the Interior, Ottawa, or  to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,        [  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  On Tuesday, eighteen wild  broncoes went through the city  en route to Vancouver Fair from  Princeton, to partake in the  bueking contests.  A. Horrocks, late of the city,  who some time ago left for New  Mexico, returned to the city last  week end, leaving again for his  new home on Monday,accompanied by his wife and family.  Tommy Meldrum, so well  known in our city in fraternal  circles, will leave on Saturday  for New Mexico, accompanied  by Wm, Cartwright.  Following a "scrap" at a local  mine, a participant was fined  five and costs and bound over to  keep the peace for six months  for assault, at the Provincial  court on Wednesday.  *  %  I  Palace Bakery  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc  Hot Pies every Saturday.  ��^W^ FAIRLEY, Proprietor.  News from Nicola  Miss N. Hunter and Miss B,  Munro were visitors in Merritt  on Tuesday.  Nicola is doing magnificently  in support of the Commemoration  Day Fund for the Valley.  There is considerable activity  at the local ranches and bumper  and record crops are numerous.  All eyes will be turned on  Nicola as long as such large herds  of splendid cattle continue being  shipped to Europe to advertise  che resources of the district. \.  . Nicola is as popular as ever as  a fishing resort. Visitors are  cordially welcomed and given  every possible assistance and  advice before chasing the trout  Twenty merry Methodists on  pleasure bent paid a surprise  visit to Solicitor and Mrs. Grim-  ment and family on Wednesday  evening.  . John Allen, who recently resigned as orderly on the Hospital  staff, left laat night for Detroit.  Dr. Gillis, and several friends  and acquaintances of "Johnny "  who was a conscientous member  of the staff of the institution were  present on the local depot to see  him off.  j Pay Day Values  MULE SKIN   GLOVES, per pair at   40  HORSEHIDE WORK GLOVES,        reg 75 at .50  "ASBEST0L" WORK GLOVES, reg. 1.50,at 1.00  BLACK SATEEN SHIRTS,     Strong Quality at 1.25  STRONG WORKING SHIRTS, in Kharki or  %  After spending an enjoyable  vacation at her former home in  Nicola, Mrs. Walmsley and child  'accompanied by her sister, Miss  n.b.���Unauthorized  publication ol i A<jna Hunter, returned to New j brother  who rerirned  from a  this advertisement will not be pa^ westminister, on Tuesday. business trip to Vancouver.  ���Tor.���58782,        ._..._ - j, < ' i  Blue Stripes, each 1.25  MEN'S Black Balbriggan UNDERWEAR,       per suit .80  All sizes in MENS BACK OVERALLS stocked  FLOUR, Royal Household ' per 49-lb. sack 2.10  SUGAR, 18-lb. bags, each 1.60  BUTTER, " CURLEW " CREAMERY,     per lb. .37  TEA, " MERCO " Brand Special per lb. .40  LARD, 3-lb. .55, 51b. .85, 10 lb. 1.65  10 lbs. .50  7-lb. for .25  per pkt. .17  per iin .25  7 pkts. (or ,50  3 tins for .27  per lb. .10  per pkt. .10  per doz. ,35  4-lbs. for .25  delicious and mellow, 6 "lbs. for ,25  8-lb. for .25  RICE,  ONIONS,  GRAPE NUTS,  FRY'S G0C0A,  JELLY POWDERS, Assorted Flavors  PORK AND BEANS,  GINGER SNAPS,  CORN STARCH,  ORANGES, Fine and Juicy  PEACHE8, Okanagan Fresh Fruit  APPLES, ' Duchess  APPLES, Cooking   THE  MERRITT  ;..;..;. .>.X..>.:.->*.>->*"fr*H��>*->*^  Hotel Arrivals Week by Week  ADELPHI HOTEL  C. J. Nelson, of Kamloops,  buyer of cattle for P. Burns, was  among Tuesday's registrations,  leaving here next day.  J. E. Nelson, of the A. Guthrie  Co. was among Tuesdays guests.  D. Wallace, of Lower Nicola,  was here on Tuesday, later proceeding to Hastings Ranch.  Tuesday's Vancouver visitors  included D. McDonald and J..M.  Trotter of the staff of A. Guthrie  Co., who have charge of the  snowshed construction on the  K.V.R.  H. F. Millin, T. B. Ennis and  O. Warren, of New Westminister  registered this week, later joining the A. Guthrie construction  camp at the K. V. Ri  R.H. Miller, of Victoria, was  a guest on Tuesday.  .James J. Clark, boxer, arrived  from Vancouver on Wednesday  and registered here during his  stay for the boxing contest to be  held on Saturday next.  O. Plommer. brother of H. R.  Plommer, secretary of Middlesboro Collieries, arrived* here  Wednesday   night,     with    his  COLDWATER HOTEL  Sunday's arrivals included A.  Clark of Calgary, and J. C  Slater, of McBride, B. C.  W. H. Davis, a Vancouver  business man, was a guest on  Monday.  H. McKibbin, of Lvtton, was  among the arrivals at the beginning of .this week.,  George Greenword, brother of  the chief engineer in charge of  K. V. R. contruction, was a  Tuesday guest at the hotel.  Amongst Tuesdays registrations was J. R. Fuller of Hazelton.  Provincial Constable R Pritch-  ard, of Princeton, registered  here on Tuesday later proceeding  to Kamloops with a prisoner  J. G. Ferguson, K. V. R. engineer, was a guest on. Tuesday.  W. R. Peacock, George White,  and J. J."Clarke, of Notch Hill,  were visitors early this week.  W. Vernon and T. Hayden, K.  V. R. registered Wednesday.  A. D. Adamson, rancher, of  Aspen Grove, was among Wednesday's guests from points in  tlie Valley.  Mr. Olson, of the Coldwater  district registered here on Wednesday.  That the wedding bells which  citizens recently heard ringing  in the environment of a forest  will next time be heard in the  vicinity of a "spreading chesnut  tree!"  That September 1st, the best  day of the year to Sportsmen,  will be an anxious day. for the  feathered ones that happen to be  moving about the hills, and that  many grouse will spend Labor  Day in unexpected places���inside  "Victor Hugo"  ���  Imp. (9898) (15031)  Sire : Sir Hugo, 10924  1st Dam: Fair Maid 18355, by Marcellus  11110.  2nd Dam : Lndy Bell 8997, by Darnley  222  That the" sidewalk at the  Coldwater Hotel corner has been  replankedand that judging by  the concentrated traffic there  each night some material more  lasting would be more beneficial.  That the Canford Mill company  is considering the advisabilityof  haying an agreement effected  with the Hospital under which  its employees will receive con  tract treatment at the Institution.  That there is no foundation for  the current rumor that the new  post office will contain accomodation for a registrar of marriages owing to the stir in marriages in a certain section of the  city.  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  The the "Hub" will.be revolving quickly once the new young  mens club is under way and that  if the aspirations of the promoters are fulfilled and the club is  carried on as it should be every  young man in town should join.  That the K. V. R. recently  olaced with Slater and Miller, of  Vancouver, and order for 1.250.-  000 feet of lumber for Snowsheds  and that six different coast mills  are now turning our orders for  (he railroad.  Mr. Howell John, left on  Tnursday's train to join the  order of the benedicts. Rice" and  good wishes were showered upon  the blushing bridegroom as he  entered the train. Mr. John will  meet his bride at Winnipeg^  Card of Thanks  Mrs. R. Davidson desires to  thank, through the Press, all  those who showed such great  kindness to her during her sad  bereavement, and for the assistance rendered her by his worr  ship Mayor Walters and others  prior to her departure for Scotland.- X l^        __.  More Comforts for  Boys in Kharki  TERMS : For Season with return  privilege'$12.00 payable at end  of Season.    To insure  with Foal,  $18.00  For further particulars apply to  D. DODDING (Owner),  Lower Nicola - B. C.  THE   WASTER  I can't say I'm exactly contented,  I'm not quite the dog I have been,  [ wish that the Kaiser|d relented,  Or that I'd not come' on the scene.  It is bnlly to dress well and swagger,  And hit the " Old man " for the bill,  But this business of cold steel and  dagger, " *  D'ont appeal to me���try as I will.  I have always been brave as a Lion,  Stood "hatted " for "God save the  -    King,"  And when the girls saw my " Red  Tie "on, /  They always said:���"You're just the  thing."  For "my" Freedom, If ought good  and steady,  I've no use for the Laws that men  "make,  To scoff at the Church I was ready,  I could curse good���you make no  mistake.  And women���why they were my  ��� . pleasure,  I disgraced them or not, as I chose,  I did'nt run straight in my leisure,  I've swindled my Pal, and he knows.  Now folks they are sick of my boasting,  They say:���"Get you out now and  fight,"  You're a cur, You're a funk, you ���  need roasting,  It's time you learnt ���'Duty" alright.  The Dad,���he's joined the Old Home  Guard,  And he kind of looks savage at me,  And heiSHy8:r^GetioutJyouIyojang_^===  sluggard,  Disgracing your Mother and me.  And everyone looks at me sideways,  Girls snigger and men almost spit,  Yet I was the fellow, who always  Considered myself to be " It."  I'd go and enlist, but I'm scared to,  I'd bound to be poisoned or hit,  There are scores of young fools, who  have died, too,  I'm far safer here for a bit.  -        Justin Wilson  Three hundred and thirty-six  pairs of sox collected by the Patriotic Guild during the past two  weeks were packed and despatched this week to Halifax, N.S.,  en route to the base of the Canadian Expeditionary 'Force in  Europe.  Altogether $61 was donated by  citizens in connection with the  scheme,, and this money was  spent in buying sox to swell the  collection,    r  According to the latest returns  $135.26 was received by the  Guild on August 4, from tag collections and: refreshment sales,  of which $34.10 was expended on  on refreshments, the balance,  $100.00, has been handed over to  the treasurer of the Machine Gun  fund.  The president of the Guild,  Mrs. George Slater, desires to  thanton behalf of the members     Several local scoutg are thifJ  all who in any way contributed week camping with Scoutmaster  to the recent successful effort.    'Howard McLean at Canford,  Our Boys With  Jellicoe Aspirations  A bunch of prankish j uveniles  who had ingeniously built boats  out'of. corrugated iron.and sailed  the; turbulent rapids of -the  Coldwater River in the improvised armored" cruisers had their  Jellicoe'd aspirations curbed by  the owner of the ironworks.  After the customary official steps  had been taken, notes presented1,  and diplomatic opinions exchanged, steps were taken to have the  iron cruisers interned" and their  plates restored to their original  flatness.

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