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 THE   HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY    Of    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 6, No. 29  MERRITT,   B. C.   FRIDAY,   JUNE 9,  1916  Price 5 Cents  .���Co  sed Fall  Fair.���Postoffice at  Court Cases  in  AH Depends On  the Finances  Proposed Fall Fair for Valley  as yet Undecided.   Want  Date Altered  At a meeting of directors of the Nicola Valley Agricultural   and Horticultural Aasocittiori held in'the City Hall  on Tuesday afternoon  to  discuss ' the  advisability of holding a fall  show this  year, it was   decided  that  under the  present general conditions occasioned  by the war the directors cannot advise  ' in favor of holding a show unless   the  Government can see its way to make a  grant of $300, instead of $100 as offered.  It -was  further  resolved that, if it  should be decided to hold a show this  would beheld on September8th, instead  of October 6th the date fixed   by the  Government in the list of dates of fall  fairs throughout the province.  _   Being the first meeting of directors  since  the   annual meeting Mr. H. S:  Cleasby    was   reappointed  secretary-  treasurer.     Present   at   the. meeting  were President D.   Dodding, Directors  R. Whittaker,  W. A. Jackson,   M. Lr  Grimmett,  A. N.  B.  Rogers,  J.   W.  Langley and Secretary H. S. Cleasby."  A  Public Scandal  M  Patriotic Fund Lists will  Be Published Again Soon  The Executive Committee of the  Patriotic % Fund will meet tomorrow,  Saturday, afternoon' at 2.30. All subscribers who have not yet paid in their  contributions for May are earnestly requested to have these or any" arrears  sent in to the treasurer before the  meeting. .       ' '      " ���  \  - All subscribers'to the Nicola 'Valley  Branch of the Canadian Patriotic Fund  areurged to have" their payments due  to May 31st.sent in to the treasurer as  the second statement showing amounts  promised and paid will be' compiled  shortly for publication in the local press.  An infant baby boy died at the local  Hospital on Friday  afternoon a short time after entering the institution, from  pneumonia.    The child was three months and fifteen  days  old.   Enquiries have determined that -when the child was  about one month old the Darents went to the Boundary  Country, leaving the new-born baby in the care of the eldest  daughter, some seventeen years old.   For several months the  family, comprising Ihe father and mother and eight children, boys and girls ranging in steps from a few years to  seventeen,-lived, eat, moved and SLEPT in one room smaller  than the average horse barn.   Since the birth of the child  the eldest daughter apparently did her best under the awful  .-circumstances to raise the little one and four or five of her  brothers and sisters in this shack, the remainder of the family having previously gone to Grand Forks.   Shortly after  the funeral (arranged and to be paid for by the city���in other  words the people of Merritt) the rest of the family left here  ' by the K.V.R. train on Wednesday to join their parents,who  sent money for their transportation but did not come to the -  city to lay their little one in its last resting place in the graveyard on the hill.  As impartial observers in close touch with local affairs it  seems to us that there is a strong connection between the  circumstances under which the family was living, the actions  of the parents, and the death of this child.    Was this not a  case for investigation by our civic health or police authorities  or the coroner ?   The,husband lazily daubed Bo-called " pictures " for his wife and numerous family to peddle as a  means of sustenance, supplemented by what they could pick  up by their "wits," when, as a strapping, healthy fellow-he  had~every, opportunity of getting work to provide proper  living conditions and nourishment for his family.1  - Many residents, especially those living nearby who gener- ,  ously gave food and fuel to keep the children alive during  thezero weather, are highly:indignant over the-callousness <-  of the parents and firmly believe that a strong warning ���'  should be given to them, wherever they may be.  Rates are Struck  by the Council  following Reduction in Assessment Rates are Advanced.  - Meeting Last Monday  f  T  ?  Y  -Y  Y  Y  Y  ��� Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  -Y  ~Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  . Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  t  T  *��~:*<~;^$n^  Merritt Mercantile Company f  STORE CLOSES AT 1 O'CLOCK WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS  For Weekly Half Holiday  Children's Dresses  A nice assortment on display in our windows  all sizes and new styles  each 1.05 1.85 1.95 2-gg  Boys' Wash Suits  Large range to select  from,   Special display  Prices according to size and qualify  .85-1.25 1,50 L65 2,25  D   , For Good Results  Buy   LADIES   HOME   JOURNAL   PATTERNS  MOSQUITOES AND FLIES  Retarded for a number of weeks by the cold weather, the season for these Pests is sureto  come quickly when the warm weather comes.  BE  PREPARED  SCREEN DOORS All sizes $2 00  SCREEN WINDOWS      All size,, adjustable  WIRE SCREEN IN ALL WIDTHS  'SWAT THE  FLY" with Cloth Bound Fly Swatters, each .10  2.75  .35  3.00  .50  WE   CARRY A   FULL   LINE   OF  .   Heinz Quality Goods  Sweet Gherkins, bot.  CatsuP bot.  Dill Pickles ��� tin  Vinegar '    bot.  Chili .Sauce '                 bot  India Relish l          (,ot  Beef Steak Sauce bot  Olive Oil, Pure bot.  Queen Olives bot!  .35  .35  .25  .35  .35  .35  .35  .50  25  Salad Oil,    1  Washday, the  gal. tins,  best subststute .  for Macks No-Rub  3 lb. tins  each  1.75  Tea,    Braids  Gilt-Edge Shoe Polish  Maple Syrup, Pure  Potatoes  Apples  Cheese;        Finest Canadian  Canned Salmon,        Nabob  Bacon, small pieces;     smok  NEW CHILDREN'S  STRAW  HATS  STYLES  bot.  1-2 gal tins  per sack  Nper box  per lb.  per tin  ed    per lb.  ALL  sizes  .05  1.25  .25  1.15  1.25  2.50  .30  .25  25  t ' -���       ��� " '        - * ��� *-'.   SIZES        *  f  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ~Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  �����  Taxes levied in the City of Merritt  for1916 aggregate 35-mills in the dollar  against 30.5 mills last year.  The increase 121-2 per cent, was  necessitated following the 10 per cent  all round reduction in the assessment  ;m,ade by the Court of Revision last Friday,  A certain fixed sum must be raised by  taxes to take'care of the running expenses of rhe City and the taxpayer has  the amount to find either by low taxes  on a high assessment or higher taxes  on: a lower assessment.  Following general reduction, and on  certain acreage, with adjustments, the  completed assessment", on land is  $631,719 for 1916  as compared to  4 $706,248 in 1915    -  This year's rate of 35 mills comprises,  12 mills in the dollar as a general rate  tp provide $7,367 revenue for necessarj  running and maintenance expenses, except for school purposes ;  15 mills to provide $9,475 for interest  on outstanding debentures and sinking  fund to meet the debentures when due,  and 8 mills to produce $7,289, to covei  estimated requirements for school purposes. The $7,357 to be raised by thi  general" rate denotes the balance re-  required to augment the total estimated  receipts, $14,810, so that tne city treasurer, can take care of the necessary  disbursements during the year, estimated .to be $22,177.  The estimated receipts include $1,500  for'trades license-fees. $2000 liquor licences)  $1500"police court fines,  dog  taxes $300,  $7000  rates,$1960 wates rates  and $600 interest on  The estimated expenditures, totalling  $22,177, show $800 set aside for tax sale  expenses against $223 last year, while  $3000 is put down to allow for tax sale  contingencies, such as cancellations and  dead taxes.  ' Under the formal bylaws introduced  by Aid. McGoran, chairman of the  finance committee, at the Council meeting on Monday night, to authorize the  above financial arrangements, and  which bylaws were advamed to the  third reading .'"stage, the general rate  will be required to be paid  by September 1st next, ito obtain a  discount'of one sixth, and  between September 1st and October  1, to obtain a discount of one tenth.  No discount.is allowed on School taxes .  After December 1st, eight per cent  interest is chargeable on all  taxes in  arrear.   All improvements are exempt  from taxation.     '  Bylaw number 52 which authorizes  the pledging of J912 to 1915 tax"arrears7  $26,443, to the bank as security for  $6,907 the unpaid balance of the 1914  loan was finally passed.  On the motion of Aldermen Ransom  and Cranna it was left with the Water  and'Light committee to act in connection with the purchase of transformers  necessary to the furnishing of power to  the hew7 sawmill being erected at A  McGoran's lumber yard. Prices, were  received: from electrical contracting  firms.  .   A batch of accounts was passed for  payment when funds are available.  Aid. Greig gave noti e of his intention to introduce at the next regular  meeting the Trades License Amendment  Bylaw.  It was decided to act in the suggestion of Mayor Jackson in doing necessary repair work on the road leading to  the hospital.  Developments At  Stump Lake  100  Ton   Concentrator   to   be  Erected. Ore to be Shipped  from Nicola  Are in Full View  of Public Schools  Clergy Urge Closing of Houses  of Ill-fame which Border  the City  I The ore to be mined, by the Donohoe  Mining Corporation at Stump Lake is  known as mixed sulphide. It is low  grade with an average value of $10 per  ton.  A 100 ton concentrator will be built.  'Considerable work has yet to be  undertaken before, a large force of  men can get right into the workings.  This will include the unwatering of the  three shafts and as soon as possible  fifty or sixty men will be sent to the  scene and work will be rushed with the  construction of the concentrator aud  the laying down of 'the other requisite  machinery.  Twenty-five miles of wagon road to  Nicola will be the outlet for the ore  which will then be taken to the Trail  smelter. *  Another car of fine looking ore  from the Aberdeen Copper Mine  left Coyle station on Wednesday  for the smelter at Greenwood,  ihree four-horse teams are busily  engaged daily hauling the ore  from the mine to the railroad.  Co-op. Society  Won the Cases  Yesterday, His Honor Judge  Swanson handed down judgment on the case Merritt and  District,'' - Industrial "Cooperative'  Members of the clergy of the city and  district waited upon the Board o'f Police  Commissioners on Monday  at'the City  Hall-when the Rev. J.   Hyde (Presbyterian),   supported by the  Rev. *N. J.  Thompson  and  Rev. A.   H. Plummer  (Anglican), made a strong and earnest  appeal to the Commissioners to enforce  the act against keepers of two houses  of ill fame just beyond th-;  city limits  but which came.within the control  of  the local police authorities several years'  ago by order-in-council  from  the Provincial Government.  Mayor Archie Jackson and Commissioners G. H. Tutill and G. F. Ransom,  with City Solicitor Grimmett and Clerk  Priest were present.  "I do not appear in an antagonistic  spirit but as a citizen and-as a minister  whose Christian duty it is to do all in  my power to eradicate this evil which >  is in our midst and which is classed aa  a criminal thing in our Province,"  stated the Rev. Mr. Hyde in opening.  1 am appealing in the interests of the  homes, and of the wives and husbands .  and children in the district. It makes  my blood boil to hear that it is a " necessary evil " to have a pesthouse in any  community, he continued. I am going  to the front but if I do want to> come  back to this beautiful Valley 1 do not  want my girls or any other girls in their  innocence ask"'' Who are these women  ���what are. these houses ? " Referring  to his visit with Constable Bell to the  houses he,told that one woman stated ,  that were it not for the married men  the houses, would  be  closed.   If'the  :e coun nnes, aog uisinci industrial ���Ud/orJerative'i^ -r*-.,^~.r~x.-rv"ir- ^""r���?11   .  tax arrears at the. last  Sitting  of   the   Yale  P!ace�� "derthe Criminal Code then let  ,����js*  #.��^n:__   County Court in this.Cirv. '��� -> ,       the ,a^ be enforced or thov ����> ���������� "-  County Court in this.City.  Judgment was given for the  'plaintiffs (the Co-operative Society) with coats in the claims  against Mr. Young for $39, for  goods supplied ; also judgment  for the Society in Mr. Young's  counter claim for the return of  $43 share money held by him  in the Society, defendants count  er claim being dismissed with  costs.  The judgments are of considerable significance to Co-operative members.  Recommend P.O.  at Brookmere  The_e_xecutiv_e_of _the _Merritt,  the Jaw be enforced t or, they are not-  worth the writing.'   The vice is not a.  necessary evil, his native place in.Ire- -  land  had never been   blotted by such'  houses.      If the  Commissioners  here  were to persist in refusing to carry out  the  law  let them consider this: "they  are conniving in allowing a gross evil  to exist openly on a hill, in full view of  young children in the playground of the  public school.   He urged them to give a  thought to the dangers to the morality  of these  children.   And  the' children  growing up, too.   Let all  think  how  terrible it is that under present conditions the authorities here are  standing  aside  when  it  is apparent that if the  vice is to" be licensed and allowed tdcon-  tinue, then thousands of children  must  be drawn into a revolting life  to  take  the places of these women.     He would  not have the women turned loose to go  elsewhere.      There   were  homes   for  them:    He had   more sympathy  than  condemnation: for-them. ��� ��� ���  Magistrate Morgan having interposed  to. say  the  evil  existed  all  over the  world including Cardiff, S.  Wales, 'and  I Spain, and describing conditions in the  ����SJ��S&��is,,  Middlesboro & District Conserve  tive Association met last night  Among other'important business  transacted   was   the   Unanimous  latter country, the Rev. Hyde  warmly  passing of a resolution to be Sent asked the  magistrate  if he  expected  to the Postoffice authorities rec- Brit!sh s?^ectB wi,�� we^. t^ay fight-  ,_.        ,, . . -���    I ing for righteousness and justice to des  cend  to  the low moral depths of the  ommending the provision of a  post office at Brookmere,and that  E. J. Marshall, J.P. be appointed]  as postmaster. The proposed  post office will benefit fifteen  families and some thirty single  men. Brookmere is the nearest  rai lroad poin t to the wel 1 k nown  Hastings ranch.  Avenge the loss of Kitchener by  promptly paying your dues to the  Patriotic Fund.  Promised Assistance will be Given  Road Superintendent Dan. G.  Sutherland will inspect this week  jnd  the new road put in by the  Aberdeen Mine Syndicate to their  nining property. The obligations  of the Government as promised  by Mr.   Alex.   Lucas will,   we  understand,    be carried out in  their entirety. ,  Canford Ranchers  and Irrigation  Water Inspeftor Mclntcsh, oi  Nicola,  acting on behalf of the  Provincial Government, has been  in Canford this week examining  conditions and making investigations with a view to furnishing a  report to the Government on the  scheme proposed for the irrigation of extensive farming acreage in the Petit Creek district.  The irrigation ditches are pro-  Dosed to be constructed by joint  arrangement between the Government and the several ranchers  who will benefit by the scheme  which will -do  considerable  toj  stimulate development of farming in Canford.  Spaniards whose country he,   too.   h d  visited.  Mayor Jackson asked the speaker, to  put his complaints in writing and the  Rev. Hyde replied all he was doing was  to exercise the right of &. citizen .and  minister in asking them to carry out the  statutes of the land.' He referred also  to a dance hall, recently erected. The  Commissioners denied having any knowledge or reports as to the existence of  the dance hall.  Commissioners Ransom and Tutill  haying put some questions to the speaker and to City Solicitor M. L. Grimmett having advised in the matter as a  lawyer and as a private citizen, Mayor  Jackson: announced that a decision  would be given-later.  During the discussion which ended in  a resolution that the Rev.Hyde be asked  to,send in a written complaint, the advisability of asking the Provincial Government to ��gain take cont ol of the  houses within their territory was discussed, at length.  The Canadian Patriotic Fund is feeling the stress of its heavy responsibilities to de^ndents owing to" the many  thousands   of   Canadian   soldieis  nov  under.arms. Can you eas>e the buitieu?  mti Friday June 9. 1916  THB NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Two  THE  NICOLAs VALLEY NfcWS  Published Every Friday  Edward C. Bell -        Editor: Ernest B. Mayon  Publisher  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions, payable in advance, $2.00 per year in Canada.  Britain. United Sts*es and Foreign Countries, $2.50.  Great  Address :   The Nicola Valley News, P. O. Driwer ���'L,' Merritt. B. C.  THE MILITARY PILLAR OF THE EMPIRE  Lord Kitchener is dead and the tragic intelligence has stirred the  profoundest and innermost sentiments of the pebples of the��� Empire.  The military pillar of the whole British domain, whom all trusted and  were contented to serve with the most complete confidence in_ his un-  paraleled powers of achievment, has not lived to see the accuracy of his  own prophesy as to the duration of the war in which as he himself said  "many would die in the sacred cause of human liberty." A soldier  and a man, free from the influences of caste and politics, Lord Kitchen  er like many others of humble ranks in the army and navy probably  shares an unknown grave in that great divide, thev turbulent waters of  the North Sea. That this superman, silent in his great achievements,  should be denied that resting place only fitting to his services to the  Empire���St. Pauls���is what the Empire will keenly feel,  To Canadians with strong democratic ideals the Empire's grievous  loss signifies once more that in this war for the protection of civilization  and the preservation of the cherished principles on which our great  Empire is founded, those in high offices with grave responsibilities have  shared the same common dangers and braved the same elements ol  land aud sea as the millions of humble soldiers and sailors in the lower  ranks of our miltitary and naval service Our great War  Chief has gone the spirit of Britain and her Colonies  tinues in even greater intensity.  Lower Nicola  Picnic, July 1st  On Saturday, July 1st, the time  honored, annual picnic arranged  by Nicola Valley Methodists will  again be held at Lower Nicola.  This being the Dominion Day  holiday there is every bright  prospect of the coming event  proving quite as successful as in  former years when people from  all parts of the Valley made  Lower Nicola the mecca for their  midsummer holiday enjoyment.  A full program of sports will  be arranged while a special dinner will be served.  Under the existing train schedule those attending from Merritt  will be enabled to leave on the  11.15 morning train and return  on the train which leaves Coyle  at 5.50 p.m.  con-  PURELY A QUESTION OF LAW  In the best public interests it is regettable that the clergy should be  in conflict with instead of having the co-operation of the police com-/  missioners in the morality question raised in the city. Shred of its many  subordinate phases and aspects, verbiage, and arguments as to why the  houses should or should not be allowed to remaift .in the community, is  the plain truth that the houses are illegal under the criminal code,  chapter 146, section 228 and the clergy are merely urging the police  commissioners to enforce the act.  Whether such places are lo be permitted to remain as a "necessary-  evil" to prevent a greater evil that may arise in their absence to the  danger of respectable women and children is a question that has never  been given an authoriative solution in the West. One thing is certain, the  public should unitedly demand that houses of ill fame must not be al"  lowed to continue in full open view of the public school playground.  As to their complete eradication the. decision bn-this will probably lie  with the Provincial Police who may,be asked to again assume control  of the houses.  Program is Now  Completed  Fourteen local ladies and one  solitary man, have rehearsals  well in hand for the presentation  on Monday, June 19th, at the  Rex Theatre, of the laughable  character sketch and comedy entitled "Afternoon Tea in Friendly-Village/' which promises to  be one of the greatest success  staged by local amateur talent.  The first scene, Afternoon tea at  the home of Mrs, Kelly, willrin-  clude a Family Album of i.iving  Portraits, to be followed, by  vocal and instrumental music,  the entertainment concluding  with a Quilting Bee at the home  of Mrs. Kelly, and introducing  quaint old time songs and dances.  The admission will be by program, prices reserved seats fifty  cents, unreserved twenty-five  cents, children twenty-five cents  and fifteen cents.  Greenwood's M.P.  Very Optimistic  John Ri Jackson. M. L. A. for  Greenwood and brother of Mayor  Archie Jackson of Merritt, who  was in the city on Tuesday night  on his way home after attending  the session of the Legislature at  Victoria is firmly convinced that  Premier Bowser and his Government have added considerable  prestige following the busy session when so much solid and  beneficial legislation was passed  for the advantage of the Province, particularly along industrial and development lines. The  Liberals, on the other hand,have  had a strong setback as a result  of the exposures of the bye-election plugging investigation committee. So deep was the probe  and so thorough the enquiry, he  said, it has cost over $2000 for  stenographic services in reporting the proceedings of the enquiry. Mr. Jackson believes the  Prospectors Aid Lill must do  much to stimulate and develope  mining development here with  other sections of the Province.  Mr. and Mrs. H. John  Leave for Nanaimo  Hospital Auxiliary I Red Gross to  Busy with Supplies  Arrangements were made by  the members of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Nicola Valley General Hospital in session on Tuesday afternoon for the purchasing of materials to be made up  into articles needed immediately  at the institution. Tuesday's  was the last meeting tb be held  .until September, it being decided not to meet during July. and  August. There was-a good attendance of members present.  - An Indian teamed Charles Spac-  hen died, aged 68, at the local  hospital on Friday.   -  Have you paid your promised  subscription to the Canadian  Patriotic Fund?  F. E. Stokes of the Lucky Todd  Mining Co., at Otter Valley, has  received the smelter, returns on  the first car of ore shipped from  the mine, and, as a result, will  continue shipping to Greenwood.  Mrs. Hawe, of Vancouver, arrived in the city on last evening's  coast train and will spend a vacation with her daughter, Miss  Zella Hawe, of the teaching staff  of the local schools.  Ship Supplies  Yesterday afternoon the members of- the, loeal. branch of the  Red Cross Society spent the time  packing up a shipment consisting  of 724 linen articles and surgical  dressings, as enumerated below,  and-which will leave on Saturday  for the Central Red Cross Depot  at Vancouver for re-shipment to  the Red Cross hospitals and dressing stations'overseas,  10  Enteric Shirts  8  Night.bhirts,  22  prs. Pay Sox  8  Knit Wash cloths  6  prs. Bed Sox  4  Handkerchiefs  15"  "T" Bandages "  6  M. T. Bandages  5  Eye Bandages  Surgical Dressings  600  Gauze Mouth wipes  40  Large Pads  Mr. and Mrs. Harvey were  visiting in the city yesterday from  Nicola.  Among this week's registrations at the Coldwater Hotel were  A. V. Thompson, Penticton,i F.  A. Burgess, of Vancouver, A. J,  McNair, 6f Armstrong.  Dominion Day Picnic  SATURDAY, JULY 1st, 1916  AT  Lower Nicola  Construction Work  Still Delayed  Construction .work,up the Coq-  uihalla is still being seriously delayed owing to the adverse working conditions consequent on  the severe,winter and the recent  bad weather Following heavy  rains and sleet storms the gangs  have been kept busy- clearing the  tracks of earth and rocks from  slides. Owing to the deep snow  holding fast the extensive machinery used last season by the  Guthrie construction gangs, the  work of completing the snowshed  contracts has not yet been started.  Mr. and Mrs./HowellJohn left  on Tuesday's morning's train for  Nanaimo where they will reside  for some time and where Mr.  John, who, was formerly manager  of the Pacific Coast" mine here,  will take up a position at the  mines. Mr. John is an old time  lesident in the Nicola Valley with  extensive property interests in  the city of Merritt. The departure of Mrs. John from the dis-.  trict is much regretted at the  Methodist Church where she was  a most -earnest member of the  choir and Sunday School as well  as a valuable member of the  Church Board. . Many friends  assembled at the depot to wish  Mr. and Mrs, John success end  happiness in their new place oi  residence.    . .  Warning to Boat Users  At the Nicola Lake  I IthC.M.R.'s Ordered  To be in Readiness  Corporal Edwards who has  charge pf recruiting locally for  the lith C.MrR7's overseas batt=  alion has been advised officially  that any further recruits must be  sent in as early as possible as the  battalion will go overseas very  soon. The local C. M.K.'s office  is in the Walters Block.  The many friends of Mrs. Ed  Staton will regret to learn that  she is a patient at the local hospital suffering from an internal  trouble. '  ' Bowser and his "rubber  stamps" is the way the Vancouver Sun speaks of the B. C. Leg  islature. - This is unkind, although it is possible for a rubber  stamp to make a clear impression  especially when a firm hand  guides the handle.���The Ledee-  COMPLETE PROGRAM OF SPORTS  Dinner Served.       Commence at 12  ���tHmmm**^*^*���**'***  _ A strong supporter of greater  patriotism and production in war  time is George Devonshire Snr.,'  retired miner, who after going  to England to settle down and  returning soon afterwards owing  to the raids of the Zepps,   has  | been found  gathering up tons  of smiling dandelions and brewing dandelion beer,  which will  doubtless be on the market soon, I  prohibition or ho prohibition.       j  Complaints have bsen received  from owners of boats used- at  Nicola Lake that visiting fishermen have'been taking the use of  certain of the boats without permission, while an Indian has. it  is stated, lodged a complaint  with the police that a boat, belonging to him has been stolen.  Constable Farr is investigating  the matter with a, view to prosecuting the offender or offenders.  Infant Boy Dies at_  the General Hospital  The death-occured at the.Gen-  eral Hospital on Friday last at 3  p..m ��� of William, mfant son. of  Mr. and Mrs. David WallaceT  Aged three months and fifteen  days, death resulted from pneumonia, during the absence of the  parents in Grand' Forks. The  funeraLtook place on Monday at  the local cemetery, the Rev. J.  Hyde officiating.  The half holiday scheme came  voluntarily into effect here by  mutual-^consent on Wednesday. All the leading stores  closed during the afternoon.  Mr. Jack Coffee, brother of  Lieut. Frank Coffee, former editor of the Nicola Valley News  who was killed .when .serving  with the Australians at the Dardanelles, arrived in Vancouver  last Friday from Australia. He  is attending to some business for  his father who has very valuable  property interests in British Columbia. ���  The Canford auxiliary of the  Red Cross Society has adopted a  prisoner of war and will undertake to contribute five dollars per  month towards food and other  necessaries for his support. The  parent organization in this City  is already supporting a prisoner7  The  Coldwater Hotel,  ^ "It's Jill Comfort."  Headquarters of Mining Men and  Commercial Men  Merritt is the gateway to the [rich. Copper Gold properties of Aspen  Grove, Mamette Lake and Highland Vai'ey.  ���' Reliable information relative to the mining and ranching  industry's freely given. If you want to find :i friend you'll  find him at the Coldwater���the old reliable first-class ho'el  of Merritt. .���...'..  |    Hot and Cold  Water. TJooma* with Baths. Fici large Sarrpie Rooms  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Holel are doily from our Ranch  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  Proprietor  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  4  4  Liverpool and London  and Globe  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British America of  Toronto '.  B. C.   Life  0  Globe Indemnity of  Canada  ''  Only Prime Goods  PRIME   BEEF,  MUTTON  PREMIUM :BAC0NAKD KAIjS  FRESH,PURE PORK SAUSAGE  Creamery Butter, Ranch Eggs.  Prices Lowest   ���  Lettuce,- Celery, etc.  Quality Highest  Nicola Valley Meat Market  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter-   and  Contractor,  - Let me figure op your next job���no matter.how small  ' or how laige.        Satisfaction Guaranteed  !P.  O.   BOX   219,   MERRITT,   33.: 6.  PHILIP    MCLEAN,  CONTRACTOR  Estimates given on any kind of Building Work  No Job Too small  Electric Lighting  Supplies,: and  Electrical Fittings  . i ., ~   '  All Goods at Lowest Prices  Store_and__Office: Opposite Coldwater Hotel  LECKIE SHOES 11|  N<  [O other shoe made is superior to the genuine  LECKIE.     Pay no attention to the statement  "as  good as  a LECKIE," because the  superiority of  LECKIE BOOTS AND SHOES  ,_,, . .j..    have  long since been  firmly   established  and '  Ihe   quality   goes   liy     have, stood the  test .of the ve'ry  hai des* ude  before  the name  goes   possible.  .r   .��        / ncJc'TP        ^he farmer, the miner, the boys in khaki in  en���mat s a L,n.^r\.iiz    the trtnches have found leckie boots the  logical Loot for real comfort and long service.  boot:  CXCade in  British Columbia _  are the " economical-in-the-long-run " boots for  the business and professional man as well as tfc4  farmer or miner. There is a LECKiii for every  puipose���for every use.  AT  LEADING   DEALERS  ) KBSBSZSKESKD  Built for Wear, Style & Comfort 1 Three  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday,. June 9, 1916  ^.  t  ���>  ' ������"  ���*. *.  ���.  ������ ���<���'.  ���>  t  I  *-���������.������-.���- .%  I Thh 1  BANK of  MERPtITT  Wish toreminJ all their Savings Bank Customers that the Interest for ihe half-year  .'���.���." ending May 31 st last, has been added to  all Savings Accounts, and': they will be  pleased to enter the same irr all'pass-books  on their being presented.    ;  f  T  t  !  Cartoonist Here  This Week End  MERRITT BRANCH - - A.  N. B.   ROGERS, Manager g  ���J* .:.  MEET ME AT THE CLUB  The Merritt Recreation Club  formerly the'Hub Billiard and Pool Hall is now  open under new management. The reading and  writing room is well supplied with- magazines,  writing material and all the leading newspapers.  The management extend to all who care to make  ' the Club their headquarters a hearty welcome. -  MEET ME AT THE CLUB  JV W. Bengough, -Canada's  noted cartoonist of international fame,' will visit the v.alley  this week end and will hold  meetings under the auspices of  the. People's Prohibition Movement. ;���.������.-  Tomorrow (Saturday) evening;  Mr. Bengough will visit Nicola;  on Sunday next at 4 p.m. he will  hold a mass meeting in the Rex  Theatrr, and on Monday evening  next will give a "Chalk Talk" in  which h-'s powers as an artist and  cartoonist will be demonstrated,  at the theatre at 8 p.m.  As is well known, Mr. Ben-  gough is touring the Province in  connection with the prohibition  propaganda. .Besides being an  interesting speaker of natural  ability he adds to the attractive-  mess of his utterances by lightning sketches.  M. L GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  v NOTARY   PUBLIC.   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor       ;( .    Notary Public  Solicitor for Ihe Bank ��f Toronto  Voght . Street, Merritt  '    '     Opposite Coldwater Hotel '  - Joe. Hutton, late of the Nicola  Valley Meat Market staff, has  accepted a position as teamster  with the Aberdeen Mine Syndicate and will make non-stop runs  regularly between Mamette Lake  and Merritt. ^  Merritt -Ratepayers Overseas  To ensure Merritt ratepayers  overseas enjoying the same privileges as ratepayers on this  continent who can obtain the rebate of one-sixth of the levy if  the taxes are paid to the Collect  or on or before September 1st,  the Merritt Citj Council has pa's-  sed a special resolution authorizing the collector to allow the  rebate to overseas ratepayers  providing the postal date stamp  shows that the taxes are mailed  before September 1st. The de  cision was made as a war measure  to safeguard overseas ratepayers  against losses entailed through  possible transatlantic delays in  the delivery of mails during the  war.  8YN0PSIS OF COAL MINING REGULATIONS.  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. O.F.  FRANK bond,  C. R.  Meets in E. of P.  Hall on the fourth  Monday of every  month at 8 p.m. '.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  J. HUTTON,  Secretary  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  A. r. w A. M.  F. Rankine  WM.  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren, are cordially invited to attend.  A. K. Carrington  Secretary  -trOrtr 1701  Merritt Lodge  Regular meetings  all on the first and  in the Oddfellows'  HaTl 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.  J. G. Warren. W.M,  Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  Photographs  of the Best  No Time like the present  to have your Photo taken  Think it over, and theo call and  see samples at the City Studio.  Chas. F. Hooper  Opp. Schools Merritt  Coal mining rights of the Dominion  In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Ndrthwest  Territories and In a portion of the  Province of, British Columbia, may be  leased for a term of twenty-one years  renewal for a further term of 21 .years  at an annual rental of SI an acre. Not  more than 2,560 acres will be leased to  one applicant.     t '     -  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  De described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and ln unsurvey-  ed territory the tract, applied for shall  be staked out by the applicant himself."  Each application must be'accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be-refunded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents per ton.,  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn, returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and-pay the royalty thereon. If tbe coal mining rights  are not being operated,, such returns  should be furnished at least' once a  year. "   The lease will include the coal' mining rights only, rescinded by Chap. 27  of 4-5 George V. assented to 12th June,  1914.  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-Domin<  Ion Lands. -  ���    v    -     ��� -W. W. CORY;  Deputy Minister of'the Interior,  N.B.���Unauthorized1.publication   of  this advertisement,.will,, not be pay  for.-88675. ,     ,  Mrs.,W. Neilson was elected  as a new member of the Patriotic Guild at the regular weekly  meeting held on Monday. It was  resolved to hoJd a whist drive  and dance on Friday. June 30th.  Further particulars will be made  known in,a later issue.  Chief of Police's  Report for May  The report of Chief of Police  Willgoose for May states that  during the month there were 12  cases in which fines were paid,  one case of suspended sentence,  one dismissed. Police court fines  and costs aggregated $229.90,  work done by prisoners $29.25,  meals supplied to prisoners $35,  meals paid for by prisoners $9.65.  TRY  IT!  CANADA'S  H.QME FLOOR  GROWN IN CANADA  MILLED IN CANADA  MR EVERY HOME  Ask your Qrocer for  HOUSEHOLD  At a recent meeting of-the  School Board it was decided to  dispense with the. -services of  Janitor, Ruddock of the local  schools. Tenders will be invited  for the position, through the  local press, and in the meantime  Frank Thompson, janitor -of the  two small schools, is filling , the  vacancy.  Mr. and Mrs. Rand, of Wyoming, who are visiting Mr. and  Mrs. Cleasby," at Coutlee," were  on-the Atlantic wherfwar broke  out.. The ship they travelled on  during their European' trip, the  Californian, - was wrecked by  gunning onto, rocks mar, the  coast of Ireland. Blr. and Mrs.  Rand with others on board had a  most uncomfortable experience.  , C. W. Olson and J. D. Paxton,  of Kamloops, and R. G. Smith.  J.' R.- Conway, and J. R: Bayne,  of Vancouver, registered at the  Adelphi Hotel early this week.  The annual general meeting of  the Interior Stockraisers' Association took place at Kamloops on  Tuesday.   .        , .    ���  .Week-end arrivals'at the Cold-  water Hotel included J. W(. Cor-  mack, of Winnipeg; W. J. Pearce  of Vancouver, and W. J. Hayes,  logging contractor, of Kingsvale.  Charles Isitt has joined  the  I72nd regiment for overseas service but willript'leave for.camp  at Kamloops immediately owing  to the gerio'us illness of his aged  father-in-law,, Mr.   Cartwright,  Snr., who-has-to undergo an operation for an internal'malady.  A son of Mr. Cartwright is already with the 172nd.  SUPPORT THE  CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FUND  Branch organizations have a double dutv to perform. They are expected to do all in their power  to increase the resources of the common fund and  to see that soldiers' dependents residing in the  district under their control are not in want. In  the first, the experience of the past fifteen months  has shown that they may expect the ready and  generous support of the Canadian public. Private  individuals, business houses, societies, schools,  ���clubs, municipal, town and country council's are  all co-operating to provide an adequate fund for  the support of soldiers families.  REMEMBER THE WIVES AND FAMILIES  OF SOLDIERS IN THE TRENCHES  AND  SUPPORT THE NICOLA VALLEY FUND  QUR Prices-are reasonable  HERE THEY ARE  15c,  25c  Kettle Valley Railway  SCHEDULE  OPERATIVE JUNE 4th, 19J6  PENTICTON - MERRITT - SPENCES BRIDGE  Read Down  Read Up  Tuea. Thurs,  '.     Sat.  Tues. Thurs.  8a t.  Mon. Wed.  Fri.  Tues. Thurs.  Sat.  The Douglas Lake Cattle Company  -.     , ���   Limited-:  Are the Ownera of the '���following des-  scribed Stockj  Cattle  branded III ,Ieft or right hip,  vented when sold bar under brand.  Cattle brandea'G S right*ribs, ventel  when sold bar over brand.  Horses branded 111 left or right shoulder  Horses branded perpendicular bar over  V left or right shoulder.  Vent for horses when sold is bar over  brand.. There is a Reward of $150.00  offered for information that will, lead  to conviction of anybody Stealing,or  Killing any of our Stock.   .  F. F. Ward, Manager  lv.   8.30  Penticton  ar. 16.30  lv.11.15  16.00  MERRITT  9.00'  ar. 18.05  11.22  16.06  Contlee  8.52  18.00  11.35  16.14  Coyle  8.45  17.50  11.50  ���     16732 "  Canford  8.80  17.30  12.20  17.00  Dot  8.00  17.00  12.55  ,    17.30  Clapperton  7.30  16.20  ar.13.30  ar. 18.00  Spences Brit  ge lv. 7.00  lv. 15.50  MERRITT   -   NICOLA  Developing any size roll of Six  ,      ,exposures  Film Packs  "'  PRINTS     o  (Glossy or dull'finish)  AH sizes up 'to 2 1-4 by 3 1-4 4c.  2 1-2x4 1-4 and 3 1-4 x 4 1-4 5c.  31-4x5 1-2, 4x5 and'Postals ' 6c.  Larger sizes in proportion.     All prints  made, in dull finish, except where otherwise ordered  Thii  ia  all hand work remember,���no  machine*  Bridgman's Studio,  627 Granville Street  VANCOUVER -        B. C.  TERMS���Cash in advance. If you remit too much we will credit you on your  next order or return the change.  The .Correct  Thing  Read Up  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday  11.00 .    18.50      Merrilt  10.40 18.30      Nicola  Read Down  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday  10.10" 18.10  10.30 18.30  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  As the Sewing Season is approaching  let N. J. Barwick, the Singer's Sewing  Machine Agent put your Sewing Mac-  chine in good* order for the Fall Work.  A card or telephone call to 26-A, will  bring him to your door. Old machines  taken in part payment for now ones.  Sec the new, models at my store,Granite  Avenue.  NEW  MAIL  SCHEDULE  t Commencing June 4th.  OUTGOING MAILS to Penticton and way points���Monday,  Wednesday, Friday, latest time for mailing. 8.15 a.m.  OUTGOING MAILS, to Spences Bridge and main line-  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays���Latest time for mailing  -..-'*> ".. letters ,ior despatch :        ;,  Morning train, 10.30 a.m.       -        Evening train, 3.15 p.m.  Registered mail must be handed in half an hour earlier.  INCOMING-MAILS-due at Post Office from main line  9.15 a.m.   Mpnday, Wednesday'and Friday  6.15 p.m.   Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday   ���  From Penticton and way points : l  4.15 p.m.    Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  NICOLA MAIL arrives about 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday  and Friday'," 11.30 a. m., Tuesday,Thursday and Saturday.  NICOLA MAIL despatched 9 a.m. Monday. Wednesday and  Friday ; 5.30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Character Sketch  Entertainment  Entitled-  " Afternoon Tea in  Friendly Village  1862 "  Will be presented, under the direction  of Miss Zella Hawe, in aid of the St.  Michaels Church Building fund  At the Rex Theatre  Monday, June 19th.  At 8 p.m. sharp.  I have just received a few patterns of  Real Irish Suitings  These   patterns   are   exclusive, -  and were picked up by-the Semi-r .  ready Tailoring Company's British, buyer on , a recent visit to    >  I ' Belfast.-     = '    , -  This is the sort of Cloth worn by  the English Squires and is much  in evidence at the Derby.  As there are only Six Suit lengths  to each pattern you are requested  to place your order riprht awav  and save disappointment.  The Price per Three Piece Suit is  $28.00  ANDREW EWART  The  City Tailor,  (Opposite Bank of Toronto)  ������;..;..  ..;..;..j,.;..;.^..^.;.  TOW'W'i1  CHARACTERS  Mrs. Kelly (A Village Hostess)  Mrs. De Vere  Mrs. Barton  Mrs. Goodsense  Mrs. Hicks ���  Mrs. G. H. Tutill  Mrs. Willgoose  Mrs. Durland  n Mrs. Barwick  Mrs. Nichols  Mrs.Vernon  Mrs. Good  Two City     Miss Lawson  Visitors   Mrs.LANGSTAFF  Thomas's Wife  Miss Skinning  Mrs. Runkle  Mrs. Meek  Mrs. Donnely  Mrs. Jacks    ,.  Mrs. Bond   ���  Mrs. Lane  Deacon Sykes  Miss Stephenson  Miss Z. Hawe  Mrs. H. Priest  Mrs. Cowen  Mrs. Kay  Mrs. Jos. Collett  Miss McKenzie  Mrs. McIntyre  Palace Bakery  ���  Bread, Cakes,-Pastry,-etc %-  Hot Pies every Saturday.    %  W.  FAIRLEY, Proprietor |  >*'K-:-:����:~>*'X~:��.:..:..:..:..:..:..:..:..:..>^.*4i  J.W BENOOUGH  Canada's  Famous Cartoonist,  Will hold meetings, under the  Auspices of People's Prohibition Movement, as follows:  NICOLA:  SATURDAY, June 10th, 8 p.m.  Admission by Program���Reserved Seat  50c, Children 25c.; Unreserved 25c,  Children 15c.  MERRITT :  Mass meeting  SUNDAY, June llth, 4 p.m.  In the Rex Theatre  CHALK   TALK  MONDAY, June 12,8 p.m.  In the Rex Theatre  The residents of the Valley are asked  to attend these meeting. Mr. Bengongh  is a World Famous Artist  ���*<'���$��  -. -i-1.I  ",",-VW-,���  'vvvvv Four  THB NICOLA 7AI4LBT NEWS,  Friday, June 9, 1916  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  'Che House of SXCerit in  MERRITT,  B.C  CORRESPONDENCE  We have one of the best thought of and most talked of Hotels in B.C.  EUROPEAN   PLAN  Banquets and Dinner Parties a  Specialty  D. A. Costigan, Mgr. A. Hoggan, Propt  The Clydesdale  STALLIONS:  "VICTOR HUGO"  Imp. (9S98)  (15031)  Sire: Sir Hugo, 10924  1st Dam: Fair Maid 18355, by Marcellus  11110.  2nd Dam : Lady Bell 8997, by Darnley  222  Commencing May 3, " VICTOR  HUGO " will stand  Every Wednesday,  At D. Munro's Stables,  MERRITT,  From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and  During the rest of the Week at the  Dodding Ranch at Lower Nicola.  " MAJOR  Will Stand daily  HUGO"  at  the   Ranch  Happy Time at  Cleasby Home  Members and friends of St.  Michael's choir, to the number of  twenty-five, spent a very enjoyable time on Friday evening' at  the hospitable home of Mr. and  and Mrs: H. S. Cleasby at Coutlee.    Travelling in automobiles  lent and driven by Messrs. H. S.  Cleasby, Dr. Tutill and H. Priest  the   party   was   a  happy  one.  Whist occupied, ths first part of  the entertainment the games being thoroughly enjoyei, the winners proving to be : ladies first,  Mrs. H. Priest; consolation, Miss  Maggie Stephenson ; gentlemen's  first,  Ed.  C.  Bell; consolation,  Mr. Pearce.  Followmg~the whist an abundance of dainty refreshments was  served, the evening concluding  with music and recitations.  Among those present were Mr.  and Mrs. Rand, of Wyoming,  brother-in-law and sister, respectively, of Mr. Cleasby, who are  spending a vacation here.  The beautiful hanging plants  embellishing the room contributed towards making the scene of  the gathering a place one was  loth to leave. ,  It was well after midnight when  all present joined hands, sang  Auld Lang Syne, and gave three  hearty cheers and more than one  tiger for their genial host and  hostess, Mr: and Mrs. Cleasby.  Public Morality  To the Editor,  The Nicola Valley News  Sir,���I presume the public are  aware of the efforts the Clergy  of this Valley are making to secure the enforcement of jthe' law  against immorality in this city.  I would also like to make known  the efforts that are being made  to offset their attempt.  On Monday,at4p.m. the clergy  met the Police Commissioners of  whom the Mayor is chairman.  We were asked then to present  our grivance, and  we did  so.  When we did make known our  charge and asked the chairman if  they would act in the matter, he  said "I wijl make no promises,"  This has been his attitude all  through.   At the above meeting  the city solicitor stated in a few  words our case and pointed out  the only attitude the Commissioners could take towards the houses  of ill fame, namely, the enforcement of the law as stated in our  Criminal Code. The Commissioners now know their duty as stated  by our city solicitor, so let them  do it, or, as sane men,  resign.  For men who refuse to enforce  the law when appointed by the  Government in that capacity are  unworthy of public  confidence  and false to their trust. - ,j;_  This morning I am in receipt  of a letter from the City Clerk  asking me,to state my charge in  writing. Sir, in reply ,1 would  say that this attitude reveals impudent effrontery and'insolence;  How dare Commissioners of the  Police ask any citizen to place ih  writing a charge that the law  should be enforced, when it has  been already done so by word of  mouth by their legal adviser. The  charge is already in writing as  stated byJ"our Criminal Code,  chapter 146, section 228.  "' These men wish trie'.to. charge  them to do their duty iri enforcing the law. What a ridiculous  position they take. Again I say  let them resign as honest men if  they find it not in keeping with  their morals to enf orce the law.  Now, Mr. Editor, I wish to  make a rightful demand on the  part of the churches and all true  citizens in this Valley. I demand  of the Police Commissioners to  state in writing to the public why  they permit a disorderly house to  be run wide open in.our commu  nity ; a house "that harbors worn  en who are in open view of our  public schools, influencing our  boys and girls to. lead immoral  lives. I demand..why they permitted these women to add . a  dancehall to their pesthouse, as  a snare to the young men. I demand why, as Commissioners of  Police they permit" such lawlessness. I demand why our city  officials are partly paid in such  blood money. Let our Commissioners state in the public press  why they permit such lawlessness  J. Hyde.  Merritt, B.C.,  June 7,1916.  ���������H^''H^��v<'^-W>*^>H^*��*-X  MILLINERY  X  You will find a nice selection of  *  Silk, Braid; Panama,  Sport and Felt Crushers  And a beautiful collection of  ==    AT   THE   ==  ROSE MARCHE  HATS  TRIMMED to each individuals taste at PRICES ��  WITHIN THE REACH OF ALL |  .:..:..:.*.>.:,4..:..:.*.x.*.:..x.^  'f  X  The Newsy Pars  Kitchener dies���the Flag still  flies.  The spirit of Kitchener, which  is the spirit of the British Empire, still lives with a still more  profound intensity.  Thh recruiting officers of the  llth C. M. R's, have attested  three recruits this week in  "Teddy" Williams, of Quilchena-  J. Stately, late of S. X. Ranch  and Mr. Manning.   ,  The People who Pay Cash |  Get More Goods and More |  Change���We Sell for Cash j  Kitchener moved in high  places and had high- responsibilities but he met death in the  same common cause for which  thousands of the rank and file  on land, on sea, and in the air  have laid down their lives.  HIGH GRADE  Plumbing  Wanted���A General Servant,  apply Mrs. A. N. B. Rogers.  F. W. Crowder, rancher,-of  Aspen Grove, was in the city on  Wednesday.  TERMS: To insure with Foal $15  For further information apply to  0.  DODDING, (Owner)  Lower Nicola, - B. C.  Jrofn  FreshmsoiYe&r  to  Senior  5381  |<5��aaaaseiss2ii��  jMj&^&wThe one constant,  y reliable companion  a   of every student is  ��33te&��fi1i$��anatasS'  Waterman's^Fountain Pen   1h�� pun   m\\\\ \e^i7 tlm Cllp^Onp   because it writes at the very first  stroltu, writes steadily and keeps on  writing /ill thc last drop, of ink in the  penis exhausted. The Clip-Cap keeps  it always at hand ready for instant use  in thc lecture-room, examination-room,  study* on tho car,���anywhere. Sold  by the best dealers everywhere.  L. E. WATERMAN COMPANY, LTD.  107 Notre Dame Street West,  MONTREAL  School Girls and  Sewing Lessons  Apropos of the suggestion made  in this paper last week .by a cor-  resyondent who urged that girls  attending the local schools would  be better ' employed learning  knitting and sewing that school  gardening,- we are able to state,  on the authority of Chairman  Cleasby of the School Board, that  the teaching of sewing and knitting comes under trie general  manual training scheme and will  be given special consideration by  the trustees at the end of the  present term. An assurance to  this effect was given to Mr. Kyle  director of mannal instruction on  his.visit-here.several-weeks ago.-  N. B. Dornberg and C. C Cox,  mining men from Spokane, arrived in the city last night from  Vancouver, registering at the  Coldwater.  NOTICE  Household Banking Accounts  in The Bank of Toronto have!  been found by many to be a great  convenience. The accounts may  be opened in the names of husband or wife,; and either may  deposit or withdraw money.  Interest is paid on these accounts  twice a year.  Dr. JACKSON,  Dentist,  Has opened Dental Rooms in .the  JACKSON BLOCK  over  the   Post   Office, where his  professional services are available  and appointments can be made.  IN THE ESTATE OF CHARLES  AVILLIAM RINGLER THOMSON  DECEASED, LATE OF VICTORIA  B. O.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  all creditors and other persons having  any claims or demands against the  Estate of Charles William Eingler  Thomson, late of Victoria, B. C,  who died on or about the 29th day  of January, 1916, whose will and  codicils were proved In the Supreme  Court of British Columbia, Victoria  Registry, on the 19th: day of. April,  1916, .by the Executors Itherein' named, are hereby'required to send In  particulars of their claims duly verified to the undersigned on or before  the 20th day of July,. 1916. ���  And notice is hereby given that  after that , date the said Executors  will proceed to distribute the assets  of the deceased among the parties  entitled thereto having regard only  to the claims of which the said Executors shall then! have- notice, and  that the said. Executors will not be  liable for the assets or any part thereof so distributed to any person of  whose debt or claim they shall not  then have had notice.  Dated this 20th day of April, A.D.,  1916.  CREASE & CREASE  410 Central Building,    |6f  Ranch Butter   From .the famous Aspen  Grove .pasta re land  SPECIAL in Jam  - 41b.r.tips-a��y flavor  Cheese ^  Macaroni  Sardines  Tomatoes  Rico  Devilled Ham  Megic Baking Powder  Corn Flake* t  -  Norweigan imported'  large tins  Pears    '  Prunes  , Strawberry Jam ���  Marmalade  Soda Biscuits  "Braids" Tea  Sliced Pineapple,  Grape Juce  Peanut Butter  Nabob Salmon  Ivory Soap  Smoked Bacon  in heavy syrup  the very finest  3  large tins  AV.<  �����V-'  Large packets  3 lib. tins ���  Large tins,  per lb.  .40  per tin  .65  per lb.  .27  2 lbs, for  .25  per tin ;  .15  each  .15  5 lbs. for  .25  3 tins for  .20  per tin  .23  i pkts for  .25  i       each  .23  per .lb.  .17  per jar  .25  per jar  ,23  each  .10  each :  1.10  per tin  .20  per bot;  .27  per jar  .23  Mr. and Mrs. Loewen, Lazy L.  Ranch, were visitors in the city  from Mamette Lake on Wednesday.  Get our prices and estimates  on any or all branches of the  Plumbing Business  Pumps  PITTED AND REPAIRED  . r    f  STOVES  AND   HEATERS  put into first class shape  POPE AND SMALL  PLUMBERS & TINSMITHS  Repair Work of All Kinds  ' Mrs. Hugh Leitch with her  children, left on Saturday for  Victoria to spend a vacation with  her parents.  Joe Armstrong, of the Golden  Sovreign mine at Aspen Grove,  has purchased a new car, which  was brought into town at the  week end from Kelowna, by H.  F. Rees and H. A. Burbank.  small pieces  per tin  5 bars for  per lb.  .25  .25*  .25  Ladies Boots       Special easy fitting line at  per pr. 3.50  Special in Ladies Black Hose at per, pair   .25  Washing Crepes   in plain colors and stripes per yd.   .25  WE CLOSE AT 1 ON WEDNESDAYS  THE  MKRRTIT  ^*��H^****��H***'��,W^#,H��H^****^  Mr. and Mrs. Leipton, Mrs.  Creighton and Miss Guttard, all  of Kelowna, registered at the  Adelphi on Thursday.  Mrs. N. R. Watkins expects to  leave on Saturday for Harrison  Hot Springs to spend a variation  recuperating from her recent  illness.  1  W. J. Pooley, the sheep rancher  Nicola,  was in town today.  . Alex. Lucas, M.L. a., arrived in  the city yesterday from Spences  Bridge.  ' Road Stperintendent Dan. G.  Sutherland is in' the Valley on  business of his'department.  Lawyer J. Murphy, of Ashcroft, arrived in the city last  evening.  ��� Owing to the visit of Mr. Bengough to the Rex Theatre- next  Monday evening' cthe regular  meeting of directors of the hospital will not be held that night  but will be held on Wednesday  euening next at 8 p.m.  The forest revenue for the  month of May has been very sat-  isfactory, amounting to $189,000,  which is far larger than for the  same month of last year, and in  excess -of- the-figures -for���May  1914, Apart from revenue, the  amount received from forest protection collections was nearly  double that of May 1.915.  NOTICE  IN THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH  BLACKBURN GREAVES, DECEASED.  'NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  all creditors and other persons having any claims or demands against  the Estate of Joseph Blackburn  Greaves, late of Douglas Lake and  Victoria, B. C, who died on or about  the 13th day of June, 1915, whose  will and codicils were proved in the  Nicola Valley  Dependents  Receive $1,064  As we go to press we have re- , r  ceived the financial and statisti- -  cal report of the British Columbia  Branch of the Canadian Patriotic  Fund, compiled to March 31st, .  1916, and from which it appears  that, at this date,��� '  Over 4,100 families and 7,000 " "  children were'getting asiistance; -,  in B.C. from the Patriotic fund..'    ,  From September 19l4to March  31M916, the contributions raised -  in the Province aggregated $642,  131. disbursements $687,915, the  deficit of $45,783^being made up  by the Central fund.  The Nicola Valley has subscribed $6,000 for the year 1916.  . In the branch reports the Nicola Valley is credited with receipts  of $1,158 to,March 31st, 1916,  while $1,064 was disbursed. tov"  February 29, 1916.  During the first years's admin- -  istration of the Canadian Patri-   .  otic fund in Canada the expenses  were kept to such a minimum  that 99-3-8 cents of-every-dollar   contributed went to the dependents.  Owing to the increase in enlistments, <it is estimated.one million  dollars will be required in British  Columbia for the second fiscal  year ending September 30. 1916.  Church's Attitude  ond White Slavery  The Rev. J. Hyde feels called  on in the interest of our public  morals to make known next Sunday evening at 7.30'in-the Pres-  Supreme Court of British Columbia,; byterian Church, what he knows  /ictoria Registry, on the 2nd day of    .      .,, ...       , .     ~.        ,  September,  1915, by the Executors! about the white slave  traffic  of  therein named, are hereby required  Merritt.and trie church's attitude  towards it.  F-J5-7.  Victoria, B..C. J Mr< pooIey wiJ] ghear afcout ^  Solicitors for the Executors.  i  sheep this season,  G. Dinning, former manager of  the Bank of Commerce at Princeton, was a visitor here Thursday.  to send in particulars of their claims  duly verified to the undersigned on  or before the 31st day of July, 1916.  And notico Is hereby given that  after that date the said Executors  will proceed to-'distribute the assets  of the deceased among the parties  entitled thereto having regard only  to the claims of which the said Ex  ecutors shall then' have notice,, and  that the said Executors will 'not be  liable for the asset's or any part thereof so distributed to any person of  whose'-debt or. claim they shall not  then have had notice.  Dated this 25th day of April, A.D.  1916.  CREASE.& CREASE  410 Central Building,  Victoria, B. C.  Solicitors for the Executors.  F-15-7.  WHEN YOU VISIT   . .  VICTORIA  STAY AT THE  cor. Yates and Douglas  Under 'the management of Mr. and hits.  J. B. Plumb, late of Merritt.  A high class hotel with reasonable rate*  centrally located���ten minutes from C.  P.R. Wharf.    50c, 75c, $1.00.  Remember the BRUNSWICK  Write ahead for reservations.

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