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 '<J  r  THE    HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY    OP    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 6, No. 27  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,    MAY 26,  1916  Price 5 Cents  af  umpire  gain Visit the Valley  $200,000 Appropriation Bill to  Assist Mining Development in B. C.  Government's Progressive Measure to Authorize Aid in Construction  of Roads to Promising Claims.���Engineers to Advise  and Help Prospectors  Paid Last Tribute  To His Memory  The Prospectors Aid Bill, a measure  providing $200,000 for trails and roads  to mining properties, was debated Monday night. Hon Lome Campbell, minister of mines, spoke on the second  reading and nearly a dozen other members, including Dr. Young ar.d Mr. Brewster, also discussed the bill. It' was a  field night for the mining members.  It was found more particularly in the  interior that to develop mines of promise it was necessary to open up roads  and trails, declared the minister of  mines. The country hai now reached  such a stage that the work of the prospectors would have to be supplemented.  The public works district grants were  meant for settlers, he pointed out, and  to give roads to miners and prospectors  would require extra funds and'for that  reason the sum of $200,000 would be  - provided. It was planned to give a refund of fifty per cent, of the cost of  roads built by private mine owners.  [The Government several weeks ago  assured the Aberdeen Mining Syndicate'  of its assistance in building the new  road to the mine, on the basis of , fifty  cents to ,each fifty cents spent by the  prospecting syndicate.]    - fc  Hon. Mr. Campbell referred to the  vote this year of $24,000 for field work  in examining prospects. There would  be at least one qualified mining engineer  employed this year in each district on  that work, he said.  Mr.-Brewster wanted to see something done in regard to the development  of processes for cheap ore treatment,  and in regard to free assays and general scientific research. To prevent the  costly hauls to the few large smelters  something should be done to establish  small furnaces at various points,so that  only the residue of value need be taken  to the smelters. Mr. Brewster announced he would vote for the bill.  Dr. Young said that Mr. Brewster's  proposal for small furnaces was alluring  but impracticable. The speaker hoped  that the sum next year would be larger.  The expenditure for field investigation  this year was increased from $6,000 to  $24,000.  Mr. McLean, Nelson, said he 'hoped  the bill would rejuvenate prospecting  in British Columbia.  Mr. Cotton, Richmond," thought it  might be well for the Government to  give an understanding to prospectors  that if they completed roads this year  they would be repaid to a certain extent  upon completion.  The bill was given second reading.  VERY PLEASED WITH  VISIT TO ABERDEEN MINE  E. C. Johnson and T. J. Cor-  win of the Aberdeen Mine Syndicate conducted U. A. "Durland,  A. N. B. Rogers and O. N. B.  Wilkie by motor to Aberdeen  mine yesterday. All had a very  successful inspection trip, the  local business men being highly  enthusiastic oyer the' prospects  of the promising mine and^the  progress made to date.  We regret to hear that Pte. George  Osmond, of this city; who, is at the  front, has been ill with bronchitis.  Funeral of Late Angus Mclntyre  Largely   Attended.      Impressive Service  Amid many manifestations of regret  the funeral of the late Angus Maclntyre  took place on Sunday afternoon in the  presence of a large concourse of friends  and acquaintances who assembled al  the Piesbyterian Chnrch and at the  graveside at Merritt Cemetery.  Leaving Barwick's Undertaking Parlors, on Granite Avenue, at 2.30. the  cortege proceeded lo the church where  the Rev. J. Hyde conducted an impress.  ive service. Basing his words on the  text, John 12c. 24v., "Except a corn of  wheat fall into the ground and die, it  abideth alone ; but if it die it bringeth  forth much good fruit," the minister  paid a tender tribute to the memory of  the deceased. Hymns were sung,while  Mrs. Tutill presided at the organ. The  body lay in state during the service.  Several automobiles and other conveyances with nearly all the prominent  public men of the district, representative of all spheres of business activity,  followed the cortege to the cemetery.  A brief committal service was held.  The principal mourners were William  and John (Lillooet), Murdock, sons;  Mrs. M. Mclntyre, Miss McKenzie.  Among the mourners was Mayor A.  Jackson. Pallbearers were Messrs. T.  Hunter (Nicola), I. Eastwood, D. L.  Munro, Geo. Irvine, J. Hutton and D.  McKay.  The coffin was surmounted with beautiful floral tributes from relatives and  friends and the staff of the Coldwater  Hotel.   ���  . Thomas Nichols, an old time  resident here, and Edgar Taylor  have enlisted for the Pioneers ;  Thos. Bradley for Home Defence.  Pioneers Thompson and A. W.  Kelly are in the city on furlough.  Hospital Board  And the Staff  Status of Applicants on " Wait-  ing List.     The Matrons  Recommendations  Merritt Mercantile Company  SPRING RUBBER  FOOTWEAR  Rubber  Footwear,  T  f  T  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  T  Y  Y-  Y  Y  Y  :���������������_���  We have just received a complete line of Men's, Ladies' and Childrens  .��� all lines, which ensure strichly'fresh'material.  AVer, Cnpirfe Li-e ot   ^^J^'^ *-** "-  SPORTING GOODS  TENNIS RACQUETS  TENNIS BALLS   BASEBALL BATS, .35, .50,  BASEBALLS  BASEBALL MITTS  3.90   ���each���?35-  .75, .90' and 1.50  .15, .35, 1.50  .65 and 1.75  BRUSHES FOR EVERY USE  PAINT'BRUSHES, according to requirements  from .10 to 6.50  SCRUB BRUSHES  DAUBERS  FEATHER DUSTERS  See our Windows for Display  7i5^20,.25  each .10  .35 and .60  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Patronize Home Industry and Buy  "PRIDE   OF, MERRITT"  LOCAL  DAIRY BUTTER  Carefully worked and wrapped 'at local ranches to conform to  strict requirements which we have stipulated as to quality in  - ��� order to protect our own trade and the interests of both producer  .' and consumer. IN SPECIAL WRAPPERS,        per lb. .45  Aw       .  Fancy Bacon Back Rolled in Pea Meal,  The tastiest of Breakfast-bacons    '"  . . ��� per lb. sliced   .35  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  V  Dry Salt Pork, Nicely Cured  in pieces  per lb. .23  Boiled Ham,    ,  Owing to increased cost we are  compelled to raise our prices.  Machine cut, Fine Flavor lb.  .45  Pride of Merritt Tea  White Swan Soap  Molasses  Canned Salmon, Nabob  Chili Sauce, Heinz  Cheese ��� .  Pork & Beans  lb. .50  6 bars .25  2 tins .25  tin .25  bot. .35  lb. .30  per tin .15  Oranges doz. .35 and .40  Heintz Sweet Gherkins in Bulk  ?  ' Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  -Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  At a special meeting of the Board of  Directors of the General Hospital held  on Monday night to discuss and decide  u-on an application by the matron for  the appointment of a graduate nurse it  was resolved after a long dis ussion in  which the matron joined, that the matter be lelt over fora couple of weeks.  The matron speaking in support of her  written recommendation said that she  was at piesent the only graduate nurse  in the hospital, and as she could not be  available dny and night such an appointment was necessary.- Without^, such a  nurse, it was an injustice to patients  and'unfair to pupil nurses whose training was seriously interfered with and  retarded  During the discussion Director Tutill,  as a medical man, gave the opinion  that nurses in their final year were or  should, be as ��� efficient as. graduate  nurses. If not, a reflection was cast  upon past matrons and hospital boards  which he did not conceive asv right.  Miss Whitmore, who has practically  comphted her training, it transpired to  the satisfaction of the board, is now in  greatly improved health. This factor  largely influenced the board in deferring  the appcintment requested.  The president hinted at the danger  that patients who were paying the full  rates might demand the provision of a  graduate nurse, and that a .patient  might bring a fully qualified nurse into  the institution and charge the board  with the cost of her services.  The recently opened  "waiting list"  on which are filed applications for position's at the institution has already encountered troublous waters./ The  two  first names placed thereon were nurses  who left the institution during the regime of Matron  Miss Leitch  "when  hiring   and   firing   was   taking  place  rapidly"  as director Tutill  described  the period.   On a change of matronship  it will be remembered, the beard desir?  ing to give them every opportunity  t<|  complete   their  training  after   some  years of hard work, placed their names  on the waiting list.  This decision however came into' conflict with the opinion of Matron Miss  Fish who strongly believes that it is  bad policy and not in the best interests  of the hospital to reappoint pupil nurses  who have once resigned or left by  other ways. Some directors, differed  in the opinion advanced by other colleagues that the placing of applicants  on<the waiting list necessarily meant  that "girls could be kept hanging  round" when there was no chance of  them getting on the staff. Director  McLean urged with warmth that if the  I     (Continued on page 2)  Empire Day Celebrated by Nicola  Valley Residents in Pleasing Fashion  Sports Program by Firemen, and Whist Drive and Dance under the  Auspices of the Red Cross, Gave Enjoyment to  ��� Many Hundreds  In sunny weather tempered by invigorating breezes. Empire Day was  celebrated by t ie residents of Merritt  and the Nicola Valley in the picturesque Voght Park, where the day was  given over to the enjoyment of a  lengthy and attractive program of  sports. In the assembly of many hundreds, young and old, was a strong  sprinkling of husky cowboys from cattle ranches while scores of Indians  and squaws, the latter attired in their  mist extravagantly colored tailor remade suits, which put the rainbow to  shame, sat astride their steeds forming a fl nk remindful' of cavalry on  guaid, and at times joining in the  festivities.  '   Typically a "Children's Day," every  attention was  focussed  on  them and  SPORTS  their happiness. And this was as it  should be, for Empire Day, 19J6, was  observed when the Empire was at war.  Her sons were, and are, heroically serving the glorious flag and fighting with  one aim and sweeping sentiment���  "For all we have and are  For all our CHILDREN'S fate "  as Kipling so tersely and splendidly  wrote.  Commencing with baseball and football matches shortly after nine "'clock  in the morning, the major events were  carried through during the afternoon  when the various races and competitions  were eagerly contested until after seven  o'clock at night, the horse races providing an exciting termination to a  day of sports, - well managcM; and ,  made more delightful by their informality.  RESULTS  Little Tots Events  Flat race, boys, 3 years and under      Geo. Cassidy, Alec Stelmo:k, L. Johnson  Flat race, girls, 3 years and under -N. Brown, Annie Sharp, Jennie Drybrough-  Girls' Events  Flat race, six years and under Lily Sharpe, J. Fairley, V. Darney  .  "        eight " tjissie Nelson, B. Carrington, Mary Sharp  Granby Official '  Here Today  Mr. Charles Campbeil, superintendent of the Granby Mine  arrived in Merritt last night and  this morning accompanied Mr.  E. C. Johnson on an inspection  trip to the Henderson claims  where splendid looking copper is  being mined. He has other properties to look over while here  and may visit the Golden Sov-  reign claims being worked by  Joe Armstrong's crew with very  promisingVesults.  The attention of all leading  copper mining men and smelter  officials in B.C. and the West is  focussed on? the Nicola Valley  district. Only on Sunday Directors Lachmund and Norcroas of  the B.C. Copper Co. on a flying  trip were here visiting tne Aberdeen Mine.  Mr, Campbell, who is staying  at the Coldwater Hotel, will proceed to Kamloops before returning home,  ' Recent advices 'from authoritative sources assert that in Spokane and other mining centers  the copper developments in this  section are ' being discussed  eagerly with regard to possibilities in the near future.  L. Collett, M. McCreight, Katie Clark  A. Sharp, A. Battersby, A. Mitchell  J. Osborne, D. Neaves, A. Sharp  A. Cumberland, Lily Hesiop, A. Sharp .  Gladys Wade, M. McCreight, S. Walker  Gladys Wade, Fay Gay, B. Carrington  1. Bevis, Fay Gay, Gladys Wade  -toys' Events  N. Bevis, W. Cassidy, A. Rogers  1 .   ���    -B. Dunnigan, Jimmy Clark, B.   Jobie  " - J. Stelmock, H. Grimmett, D.-Tutil]  J. Bond, A. Nelson, C. Armstrong  H. Boyden,"N. Grimmett, R. Carrington;  .J. Staton, J. Bond- '  F. McStayi' W. Klemofa  ten  "        twelve       "  twelve   .   " (tixtra)  Needle and Thread race, 14 and under  Potato race, ten years aad nnder  Sack race, ten years and under  Sack race,.twelve years and under  Flat race, six years and under  "     * eight 1--. --"      , -   i  ,-"    .  ten   ' "  "       twelve        "  220 yards, sixteen years and under  Running long jump, twelve years andjinder  " ." '���   ���' sixteen years andtunder  Shoe race, sixteen years and under'   ��� N. Grimmett, H. Boyaen, R Carrington  Cracker.race, fourteen years and under        V. Berkley, D. Clark, Jimmy Clark ,  Pie race, fourteen years and under R. Service, Jimmy Cl^rk, VV. Ciark  Relay race, 14 years and under    team���W. Klemola, F. AJcStay, N. Grimmett,  and H. Osborne  ', _-   Ladies Events  Young Ladies race Mary Bresnik, Jennie Wade  Special married ladies race Mrs. Ragsdale  Stout ladies race  Bottle race  Nail Driving contest  ���Tug O' War, 5 aside  Klootchman's race  Mrs. Rintoul, Mrs. Boydcn. Mrs. Howes  Mary Bresnik, J. Wade  D. McGoran, Mrs. McKihbon  team: Mrs. H.Graham, Mrs. Hindmars ���, Mrs. Savage,  Miss Bradley, Mrs. Skelton  Klootchman Alice, Klootchman Matilda  Gentlemen's Events  Old Man's race over 50 years  100 yards dash  220 yards dash  High Jump  Running Broad Jump  Catching Greasy Pig  Tug- O-War, 5 aside  team: Hugh Osborne, T.  Horse Races  M. L. Grimmett, R. Jackson  P. Weir, N. Boyden  P. Weir, J. Hoggan  J. Hoggan, Percy Ransom  J. Hoggan, Pte. Nicholls  E. Darney  Nicholl  W. Cumberland,   W-  Nelson, S. McNab  Indian Horse race  Klootchman's Horse race  Free-for-all Horse race  IndianT Jimmy~Giimore,~Indian AndsorTIsatore-  Mary Jewel, Klootchman Alice  Indian Louis, Indian Johnny Stewart  (Continued on page 2)  Nicola Wheat for  Coast Millers  P. Marquart Ships Car of Wheat  Pete Marquart, of Nicola.on Tuesday  shipped from his ranch a car load ��� of  wheat to consignees in Vancouver, thus  following the example set by S. Kirby,  of the same town, who has the distinction of having recently sent out the first  carload of grain grown in the Nicola  Valley and exported.  Like his neighboring rancher, Mr.  Marquart, has taken advantage of the  new conditions which have arisen asan  after effect of the war, the higher prevailing prices enabling local ranchers  to ship their yield in grain to the Coast  markets and get paying returns. Before the war, the lower prices offering,  together with the cost of transportation  precluded locally grown grain being  sent outside on a paying basis.  The prices now being obtained for  Nicola Valley wheat from millers at  Coast points are in the neighborhood of  $37 per ton. A couple of years ago.  for example in contrast, there was  plenty of wheat to be bought at Kamloops at $25 per ton.  Rev. J. Hyde to  Enlist  Soon  Will Join Army Medical Corps  The Rev. J. Hyde, Presbyterian  minister at Merritt has offered his ser  vices to the military forces and provided no unsurmoun table difficulties  arise in connection with the appointment by the Assembly of a successor to  him in the charge here, he will leave in  about three weeks for Victoria to take  his place in the ranks of the Army  Medical Corps. He hopes to take  other local and eligible men with him.  The Rev. Mr. Hyde, is married. A  preacher with fighting qualities, strong  convictions and forceful delivery, his  work and ministrations, have been  marked with deep sincerety during bis  twenty months residence here. An  Irishman who is intensely patriotic, hia  enlistment, he told the Nicola Valley  News, is actuated by the firm belief  that if the need of men in the Allies  cause is so urgent that conscription is  necessary in England then the time haa  arrived for all' loyal subjects in the  Colonies who can to voluntarily join  the ranks here,  ��  'Si  v.  4  m  7i|f  ..���LyXEL  X.i^ J-Mi..   7  X -  CjL��J Friday May 26, 1916  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  TWO  P  I  MOST CENTRALLY LOCATED HALL  In tlie City of Merritt  THE    K. IV   HALL  Has seating accommodation for 300 persons and is open for rent  Public Meetings $4.00 per night.   Dances, Entertainments, etc., $7.00  Tlie foregoing rates include use of Piano, Light and Fuel.  Special Rates to Lodges  For further information apply to Jas. McGrath, E. Staton or W. Cranna  K.P. Lodge meets every Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.     Pythian Sisters  meet Second and Pourfh Thursdays at 8 p.m.  Publisher  THE   NICOLA   VALLEY NEWS  Published Every Friday  : Edward C. Bell - Editor: Ernest B.'Mayoi*  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions, payable in advance, $2.00 per year ln Canada.    Great  Britain. United Sto*es and Foreign Countries, $2.50.  Address,:   The Nicola Valley News, P. O. Drawer 'L,* Merritt, B. C.  PAY YOUR JUST DEBT  In fairness and justice to those who have donated and paid promptly to the Canadian Patriotic Fund pressure should be brought to bear  where necessary to ensure that delinquent subscribers contribute on the  promised dates and so betray true sacrifice, the essence of freewill giving. Paper patriotism and publicity are worth nothing until the signed  obligations have been met in cold hard coin, which goes to buy the  necessaries of life for the wives and families of those at the front whose  homes are more to many of_them than  their  own personal  comforts  and safety. 7 .  ��� ���������'..-���'���  WHAT  WILL  THE REPLY BE?  What reply is being prepared for them?, asks the Ottawa Evening  Citizen in an article dealing with the employment of returned soldiers  after the war is over. Before the war, it states.the federal department  of immigration, had started to ship unemployed and destitute people  back to Europe;'   7  The. returned soldiers will not be willing to be shipped out of the  country.- They have fought and suffered in defence of this land. They  have a right to live and labor in Canada; and with the millions of acres  of fertile land, ample to provide opportunities for all, they may want-to  know why the land is withheld from use; why they have to pay toll to  some privileged land holding interests before they are allowed to  work  on it.  ��� ��� ������"'���  Court of Revision  Next Monday  Ten appeals for lower assessments on City property will be  considered at the Court of Revision, for the Assessment Roll for  1916, which will sit at the*City  Hall on Monday morning next, at  10 o'clock. The filed notices of  appeal largely represent owners  .with considerable interests whose  taxes reach a big sum every year.  Full particulars of these were  printed in the "News" last week.  The Court of Revision will consist of Mayor Jackson (chairman)  Aldermen A. McGoran, A. Ewart, G. F. Ransom and H. Greig,  Douglas Lake  Cattle Case  Empire Day Sports  Whtst Drive and Dance  NEW   MARKET   FOR   GRAIN  The opening of a new market for Nicola Valley grain will be welcomed by many as an opportunity for others to grasp. Besides contributing to the personal prosperity of the ranchers and the community  as a whole, the Province and the Dominion will indirectly benefit.  The opening of new and profitable markets stimulates production. Greater production on the farms is being urged by the leading economists  and publicists throughout the. Empire as a vita! necessity.  As they say, J one   could imagine , her saving  many of the millions of men-now engaged  in  the  prosecution  of thel,   *lce�� where art thou     as she  I drew, away   from  Klootchman  Alice, who came in second;  In the free-for-all horse race  (Continued from Page One.)  Of the sports events, some  were spiced with plenty of fun.  Judging by the rotundity and  apparent live weight of those  taking part in the ladies tug-of-  war it is hard to see how women  can be justly called the weaker  sex.'... ��� . ,'i.- ?;���-. '���'; '  Amusing indeed was the cracker eating and whistling competition for boys, some pf whom' appeared to have smuggled, birdseed into their mouths so sweetly did they whistle through the  clouds- of powdered biscuit.  Little Jimmy Clark got third to  Vic. Berkley arid later had the  audacity to get second in the pie  eating race. In the old man's  race oyer fifty, years, lawyer  Grimmett won and proved his  stamina,' while Aldermen McGoran and Jackson admired his  running from the'. rear.. Geo.  Devonshire was still waiting for  the pistol at the time of going to  press. The miners had little  difficulty in whacking the ranchers in the tug-of-war despite the  fact that ranchers work on the  ground and miners under it. E.  Darney captured the greasy porker and kept it as his prize. In  the Klootchman's horse race  Alary Jewel led and won,' and  The charge of cattle stealing  preferred against Cameron and  Gottf ridson, by the Douglas Lake  Cattle Company,' occupied the  time of KamloopsAssize Saturday  morning and resulted in a verdict  of not quilty being returned by  the jury.  The men were livingin a shack  near the Douglas Lake Company's  ranch, and veal which was found  in their home was said to be the  property of the company. Although there had been cattle  stealing and killing during the  past months on the ranges, there  was no evidence brought forward  to verify the statement that the  meat was the property of the  company. The jury was out but  a short time when the verdict  was arrived at.  Crown Prosecutor W. J. Baird  brought evidence in support of  his case that large quantities of  veal had been eaten regularly by  the accused since the calf was  missing and suspicion was cast  on them.  A. D. Mclntyre, barrister, was  for the defence. . Accused, and  witnesses on the stand,- gave a  complete denial saying that the  meat referred to as eaten by them  as deer meat.  Judge Morrison's summing up  was against the accused but he  concurred in the verdict given on  the evidence produced.  Solicitor M. L. Grimmett, of  Merritt, watched the case on behalf of the Douglas Lake Cattle  Co.  R. A. Smith and N. R. Watkins  of Merritt, were on the jury in  this case.  The  ���j  !-.  Coldwater Hotel,  7     ''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 Valley.  . Reliable information relative to the mining and ranching  industry's freely given. If you want to find a friend you'll  find him at the Coldwater���the old reliable first-class hotel  of Merritt.     ���     7 -      :.���.       ������ ��� '  Hot and Cold Water. Iloomsl with Baths. FiCe large Sample Rooms  ��� All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in ihe Hotel are daily from our Ranch  Proprietor j  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  I  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  Liverpool and^London  ' and Globe  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British America'of  Toronto  Life & Accident  B.C. Life  Globe Indemnity of'  Canada  Hospital  Board  And the  Staff  prosecution  war were drawn from agricultural spheres and pursuits.   " Their plows  have been turned into swords and their pruning hooks into' spears."  Economists have accurate data and statistics to prove that the grain  snpply of the world will unequal the demand for many years to come.  Kettle Valley Railway  SCHEDULE  OPERATIVE JUNE^th, 1916  PENTICTON - MERRITT - SPENCES BRIDGE  Read Down  Read Up  Tues. Thurs.  Sat.  Iv.11.15  11.22  11.35  11:50  =7L2v20-  12.55  ar.13.30  Tues. Thure.  Sat.  Iv.  ar,  8.30  16.00  16.06  16.14  16.32  -17-00-  17.30  , 18.00  Hon. Wed.  Fri.  Penticton        ar. 16.30  MERRITT 9.00  Coutlee 8.52  Coyle 8.45  Canford 8.30  -001���^=^���^8:00  Clapperton 7.30  Spences Bridge I v. [.7.00  ' Tues. Tbun.  st  ar. 18.05  18.00  17.50  17.30  ~=17t00:  Iv.  16.20  15.50  MERRITT   ���  Read Up  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday  11.00 18.50       Merritt  10.40 18.30      Nicola  NICOLA  Read Down  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday  10.10 18.10  10.30 18.30  NEW  MAIL  SCHEDULE  Commencing June 4th.  OUTGOIVG MAILS.-to Penticton and waypoints -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 for despatchi7^'-''7/'7;..'7v-77.  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 Offica from main line :  9.15 a. m. SMonday, .Wednesday and Friday  6.15 p, m.   Tuesday, Thursday arid Saturday  From Penticton and way points :  4.15 p.m.   Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  NICOLA MAIL arrives 11.30 a. m., Tuesday, Thursday and  Saturday.  NICOLA MAIL despatched 5.00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday  '   and Saturday.  won by Indian Louis of Quilchena, Percy Ransom came to  grief,happily Without other than  momentary discomfiture, when  he fell, owing to his horse  stumbling over a dog on the  track. He was leading well at  the time. His fast.horse was  ridden by the Indians who won  the other two races,  The days celebrations terminated brilliantly with a remarkably  "successful whist drive and dance,  in the Armory when Chief Ait-  ken's energetic colleagues of the  fire brigade, to whom untsinted  praise is due for their activities  in making the sports so enjoyable, joined forces jind assisted  "assiduoui^Red^Cross workers.  Twelve games of whist were  played by sixteen "tables'' Ed.  C. Bell being the director. The  winners were, ladies first, Miss  Merrigan, of Kamloops, consolation Mrs. Mickle, of Nicola, gents  first, Geo. Wass, Merritt. consolation H. McKibbon, Middlesboro. With his customary well  chosen remarks, Mr. Grimmett,  presented the prizes. Over a  a hundred couples partook of the  dancing. Mr. Grimmett was  M, C. Mesdames Langstaff, Plummer, Tutill and Mr. Price furnishing the music. Enjoyable  refreshments were served. During the evening it was announced  that C. Goudgout, with ticket  number. 153, had won the beautiful centrepiece worked and donated by Mrs. J. Guichon, Snr.,  in aid of the Red Cross funds,  Miss Peggy Aitken making the  draw. 7;:' ��� -.'77��:  It was reported at yesterday's  Red Cross meeting that the May  24th celebration proved a great  financial success. Proceeds from  admission $96.25, from raffle approximately $50.00 ; sale of, programs (donated by Fire Brigade)  $11.75, to go to the Prisoners of  j War fund. i.ess expenses, some  | $145 has been netted.  (Continued from Page One.)  matrons recommendation vas  going to be endorsed then the  two applicants names should not  have been placed on the list.  Other directors thought those on  the list only expected to have  their applications automatically  considered with any others on a  vacancy arising. Eventually by  a motion of Director Grimmett  and Collett it was decided to inform the two applicants for reinstatement that in view of the  recommendation of the matron  they did not consider it good  policy to consider their reappointment to the staff.  Director Tutill and Slater, who  moved as an amendment that the  whole matter be referred to a  committee of two to again investigate the entire circumstance  bf their previous leaving tne hospital voted against the resolution  which was- carried by four to  two. For -the resolution, Directors Grimmett, Taylor, Rankine, McLean, Collett. against  Directors-Tutill and-Slater.--^^7  After discussion, a recommendation by the matron that the  charge per week to patients use-  ing the semi-private maternity  ward should be raised from $12  to $ 15, was adopted.  Hospital dressings will in future  be included in this charge.  Hitherto���the matron convinced  the board���the $12 charge had  not covered the expenses.  On the motion of Directors  Taylor and Collett, it was resolved that a report of a special committee of Directors Grimmett  and Slater which'.': recommended  a compromise of half the original  charge made in the Moyes account for," "treatment, around  which were special circumstances, be accepted.  It was left to the matron to  arrange for the vacations of  nurses Chambers and Bond.  There -will be a practice for  the Merri tt Choral Union in the  Anglican Church on Tuesday  evening next at 8 o'clock sharp  the music ordered having come  to hand. It' is hoped that all  members will be in attendance  on this occasion. 7 ��� ____al':  Only Prime Goods  PRIME  PORK  BEEF,  MUTTON  AND  . PREMIUM .'BACON AND HAMS  FRESH PURE FORK SAU8ABE  Creamery Butter. Ranch Eggs. Lettuce, Celery, etc.  ���Prices Lowest Quality Highest  Nicola  Valley Meat Market  u hskjT i v-varaoL��a*,�� 4.  J  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter   and  Contractor,  Let me figure on your ne.xt job���no matter how email  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed        ���', '  P.  O.   BOX    219,   MERRITT,   B.  C.  PHILIP    MCLEAN,  CONTRACTOR  Estimates given on any kind of Building Work  No Job Too Small  Electric Lighting  Supplies, and  Electrical Fittings  All Goods al Lowest Prices  Store and Office: Opposite Coldwater Hotel  LECKIE SHOES  The quality goes IN  before the name goes  cn���thdt's a LECKIE  ZKCade in  British Columbia  NO 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  have long since been firmly established and  have stood the test of the very haidest use  possible.  The farmer, the miner, the boys in khaki in  the trtnehes- have, found LECKIE BOOTS the  logical Loot for real comfort and long service.  LECKIE  BOOTS  are the " economical-in-the-long-run " boots for  the business and professional tran as weil as the'  farmer or miner. There is a LECKliU for every  pui pose���for every use.  AT  LEADING' DEALERS  Built for Wear, Style & Comfort  ���-���fil  &  tV'-I Ihree  TIIE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  *  *.  A  National Watchword���  THRIFT  Be  Friday,   May 26, 1916  EFFECTIVE   MAY    15th.  economical. .Be thrifty. Be saving. And encourage all f  _ three by depositing your savings iri a Bank of Toronto Savings %  Account. Your account will soon grow into attractive propor-*  tions.    Interest is added twice a year.' %  The:  TOTAL   ASSETS  PAID   UP   CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  $66,767,203  $5,000,000  $6,439,382  BANK ofTQRONTO  I  % MERRITT BRANCH  A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager  r  One  FOR   SALE  Choice  Acre  Well Situated, being lot 4, block 46, D.L. 123,  In the City ot Merritt, B. C,  Price $300.00. Terms: Cash  Apply Box 9, The Nicola Valley News, Merritt, B. C.  M. L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto/  Voght   Street, Merritt  " Opposite Coldwater' Hotel  removes some wrong impressions  held by some people respecting  the ownership of unbranded  horses running on Crown lands.  The warning imported in the  judicial delivery as worthy of  repetition at this season.  "Mr. Sues tells me that there  is an impression among some of  the jurors that I said  yesterday  that unbranded  horses runnirg  wild on public lands,  commonly  called   "wild   horses"   in   this  country, were the property of the  crown.   Now that is a mistake,  I did hot say that they are not  the property of the crown; they  are the property of some person,  I  should  say the  person  who  owns the dam, if they have been  running   wild   ever   since  they  were foaled.    What  I  pointed  out last night was that anyper-  son incurred a great responsibility in picking up an  unbranded  horse running wild on the public  lands, and unless he was able to  show that he really in truth did  own it he would have trouble.  I understand how the impression got aftroad; in speaking ofj  that particular horse last night I  said that I could , not make any  order as to the return of that  horse, but that the Indian must  apply to the crown, I was then  speaking of the particular horse  Coal mining: rights of the Dominion, J '" question which the crown had  Unbranded Horses on Public Lands���   | ��.,MMCB    ......    flM   ....  Important  Decision Recollected   dUMMfcK    Ffffb-d    UN   COAL  The following judgment deliv- must apply to the crown for the  ered by,' Mr. Justice Irving in a return of it. That is quite adif-  horse stealing case several years fererit thing to saying that they  ago still stands good in law.     It all belong to the crown.  Since speaking about this matter last night, Mr.- Sues asked  me to look up the Statutes  LUMP, 2 ton load, $10.00  DELIVERED  NUT, 2 ton load,   $"8.1  DELIVERED  CO.D.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGU  , LATIONS.  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. 0. F.  - Meets in.'Kr of P.  Hall on the fourth  Monday of; every  month at 8.p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  FRANK BOND,  . -C.:R.-  HUTTON,  vSecretary  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Aluer  ta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories and in a portion of the  Province.of British Columbia, may be  leased for a'term of twenty-one years  renewal for a further term of 21 years  at an annual rental of ?1 an acre. Nol  more than 2,560 acres will be leased to  one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant In person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of. the district in which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurvey-  ed territory the tract applied for shall,  be staked out by the applicant himself. I  taken away from the Indian.   I  was> not speaking of unbranded  horses   running wild on public  lands generally.   That particular  horse is like that knife ih  this  murder case, referring to case of  Rex vs. Chung Kee You,  is an  exhibit, and it is in the possession of the crown,  and as the'  owner bf it must apply to the  crown for leave to take it away  after the court is done with it,so  the Indian claiming this partic  ular horse,  and  mention to you "the   rules   laid  down by Statute as to these wild  horses.'   The Statute that has  been in force for a great many  years in   this  country   declares  that it shall not be lawful to allow a stallion of two years and  upwards to run at large from the  first of August bf one year to the  first of May Df . the next  year.  The next section says that the  o-vner of one of these stallions  running at large in that forbidden time  is liable to a fine of  fifty dollars so it may not be an  advantage to betheowner of one  of these unbranded   horses   on  public lands; it may cost you $50  simply for letting it run at large.  There is another section which  says; the owner of a band of  mares finding a stallion running  with his band may detain it.   If  he does, then it is his duty to advertise publicly that he has de-.  tained it; give notice also to the J  government, and then if there is  no person claiming in within  a  reasonable time he may sell it".  "Some   years ago an act was  passed    authorizing   people   to  shoot these   wild stallions, but  that was repealed,  and in 3.906  an act was passed by which it  was declared that upon the written request of at least five owners ranging horses upon the public lands of any district a license  may be issued to any person  to  shoot unbranded horses running  wild upon public lands,  I think that is all. I hope that  it ;may be of use to some of you.  The point I wish to impress upon  you is this; that a man incurs a  very great responsibility in. picking up and claiming an unbranded horse unless he is prepared to  prove, that he owns it; he may  get into a great deaf of'trouble;'  him  WELL  PICKED AND THOROUGHLY   CLEAN  Middlesboro Collieries Ltd.   Phone 15  Tw:o Hundred Acres  [More or Less] being the whole of D.L. 167,  containing   116  acres,  and that  part  of  D. L.  In the City of Merritt  Known and described as Blocks 138, 139, 141, 142,   147,  151, 152, 157, 158, 161, 162,167, 168, 171, 172.  122  148, i  Price $100 per Acre.      Terms: Cash  Address Box 10, Tbe Nicola Valley News, Merritt, B.C.  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  A.   ������  &  A.   m.  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to at-  P: Rankine  WM..  the crown   having   __    taken i.awayfrom Mm f���r ^I^V^e^^T/cS M  Each application must be accompan. purpose of this particular case, J more than the thing is worth "  led-by a fee of ?6, which will be re-1 . .,  '   > - ' "����������"���  funded if the rights applied for are not!��.,- ,    ^       - >  Back to Coal  From Fuel Oil  available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at the; rate of five  cents per ton.       ' r     '    .     . ��� "     '  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent, with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the roy  alty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns  should be- furnished' at least once ; r  year. ,        .,...,,     Ai  The lease: will-include the coal min  ing rights only, rescinded by Chap7 27  Noted Cartoonist  Coming Here  tend . _ ���. J  _,���Ki ^  K. Carrington | of 4-5 George V. assented to 12th June,  Secretary  L.O.L.,  1701  Merritt Lodge  . Regular meetings 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  J. G. Warren. W.M,  Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  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 Dominion Lands.  '  W. WY CORY,   .Deputy,. Minister-_of .the ^Interlor-  N.B.���Unauthorized publication a)  this advertisement will not be pay  for.-83576.  Photographs  of the Best  No Time like the present  to have your Photo taken  Think it over, and then call and  see samples at the City Studio.  Chas. P. Hooper  Opp. Schools Merritt  The Douglas Lake Cattle Company  Limited  Are the Owners of the following des-  scribed Stock :  Cattle branded  111  left or right hip,  vented when sold bar under brand.  Cattle branded G S right ribs, vented  when sold bar over brand.  Horses branded 111 left or right shoulder  Horses branded perpendicular bar over  ; Y 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  X W. Bengough, Canada's  noted cartoonist of international fame, will visit the Nicola  Valley in June, and-'will, hold  meetings under the auspices - of  the. People's Prohibition Movement.  ��� As is well  known,  Mr.  Bengough 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 of marvellous truth  fulness.    As~"a���cartoonist_~ari(l  caricaturist,Mr. Bengough,gained a wide reputation for his work  in connection  with the leading  Eastern Canadian  papers, many  of his cartoons at different times  haying been reproduced in dis-  We are Sometimes  Asked-  mmm  Mr, F. C, Campbell of the Royal  Columbian Hospital Board at  New,Westminster met the city  council in committee on Monday  arfd presented a proposal to  change the (present fuel oil system at the institution back to  coal, .replacing the oil burners  with the Jones Automatic Coal  Stoker, a renovation which he  claimed would effect an annual  saving of $1,609, or approximately 35 per cant.  Mr. Campbell produced figures  to jhow that, the cost, of Jheating=  the hospital with oil fuel last year  was'$4,597.35. The cost of the  proposed stoker installation  would be $2,550, which would include'broking and labor, the  stoker itself would cost $2,250  and  How do you get such nice  clear pictures from our films ?  We. always tell our, friends 'it is  because we develop our ,films all  by hand, this assures each roll  getting personal treatment.  If you take pictures we think  ��� we can give you better work than  you have been getting.  WILL 7YOU   TRY   US ?  BridgmanY Studio,  627 Granville Street  VANCOUVER -        B. C.  N.B.��� Films developed 15 cents per roll  Prints from 4 cents apiece up  Thing  ....v.-the'.initial payment would  tan I parts in.recognition of their amount to one-half that sum, the  merit. ' 'balance  being distributed over  He will visit Nicola on Saturday evening, June 10th, Merritt,  Sunday June llth, for a mass  meeting in the Rex Theatre at  4 p.m. and the following evening  will give a "Chalk Talk" in the  theatre at 8 p.m.  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 new ones.  See the new models at my store,Granite  Avenue.'  Because some property owners  wanted a lower assessment the  City Council in Merritt recently  appointed Mr. C. J. Loewen as  assessor to go into the whole  matter and make an absolutely  independent valuation. At Trail  recently a new assessor!Was appointed because some of the  Council felt the Dresent assessment is too low.  [nine months at 6 per cent  The; special committee of the  city council comprising Aldermen  Dodd, Brvson, McAdam and  Goulet had expressed themselves  in favor of the change, and it  only remained said Mr. Campbell  for the counril to agree as a  body and to dig up the where  withal.  Palace Bakery  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc-  Hot Pies every Saturday.  J W.  FAIRLEY, Proprietor  ���x-.x-x-x-M-x-X"  I have just received a few patterns of  Real Irish Suitings  These patterns are exclu.MVi-,  and were picked up by the Semi  ready Tailoring Company's British -buyer  on  a  recent visit  to  Belfast.. "7  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 right awav  and save disappointment.  The Price per Three Piece Suit is  $28.00  ANDREWJWART   Tfie^OiyTrailor,  (Opposite Bank of Toronto)  )  Over forty head of horses are  freighting supplies from Princeton to Copper Mountain and  Voigh's camp.  Capt. J. T. Robinson, Conservative candidate-elect for Cariboo, left Kamloops last week on  a business trip to Victoria.  J. Peck McSwain, printer and  historian, is at present barn boss  _  7��� 1 in a Hedley livery stable.     First  Quality-Printing at the "News"'OrfiCejlTn^tkiierePUt himself  The A. E. Howse Company at  Princeton, is having a garage, to  accomodate two cars and a workshop, built opposite the Hotel  Piinceton. j/  For, drinking too freely of the  product of the hopfields a camp  eo.ok was fined $2 50 and costs by  Magistrate Morgan at the City  Police Court oh Monday.  , Have you paid your promised  subscription to the Canadian  Patriotic Fund ?  A carload of cattle from the  Douglas Lake Cattle Company's  fine ranch was delivered at  Princeton last week, to the slaughterhouse in connection with the  local branch of P. Burns & Co.  J. W. BENGOUGH  Canada's  Famous Cartoonist,  Will hold meetings, under the  Auspices of People's Prohibition Movement, as follows:  NICOLA:  SATURDAY, June 10th, 8 P.m.  Week endfarrivals at the Adelphi were, anlongst others, J. H.  fatterson, of Penticton, F. G.  Carmon, of Toronto, Tom Hall of  Victoria, D. G. Sutherland, of  Lytton, H. Thornber, of Victoria,  VI. McKinnon, A. W. Lee, R. D.  Douglas, F. W. Evans, andM. T.  Glynn, all of Vancouver.  MERRITT :  Mass Meeting  SUNDAY, June llth, 4p.m.  Tn 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. Bengough  is a World Famous Artist.  ���:���������:������  ������������******,  x':Xyx^X0SXMl^SS��l Four  THB NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday,   May ��6, 1916  r  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  B. C.  ��� "Uhe House of ^HCerit in  MERRITT,  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, Prop,  The Clydesdale  STALLIONS:  /victor mm  AND  The Newsy Pars  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lauder, of  Quilchena, spent, an enjoyable  time at the dance on Wednesday.  "VICTOR HUGO"  Imp. (9S98)  (15031)  Sire : Sir Hugo, 10924  1st Dam: Fair Mai6M8355, by Marcellus  nno.  2nd Dam : Lady Bell 8997, by Darnley  222  Commencing May 3, " VICTOR  HUGO " will stand  Every Wednesday,  At D. Munro's Stables,  MERRITT,  o    From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and  During the rest oi the Week at the  Dodding Ranch at Lower Nicola.  "MAJOR   HUGO"  Will Stand daily   at  the   Ranch  Among the visitors from Nicola  to the celebrations on Wednesday  were Mr. and Mrs. Curry, Mrs  A. E. Howse and Mrs. Mickle.  The Misses Olson of the'Cold-  water Valley spent a few days in  town this week the guests of Mr,  and Mrs. Isaac Eastwood.  The Rev. George Kinney left  on Tuesday morning's train for  Vancouver, to attend the annual  synod of B. C. Methodists.  Mi3s Grace Gulliford, left lhis  morning for Tulameen where  she will reside with relatives for  some time. .  F. W. Crowder, rancher at  Aspen Grove, was in town for  the sports, accompanied by Mrs.  Crowder, and Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong.  Good afternoon ! Did you see  Tim Eaton's or Spencer's name  in the list of donations distributed as sports prizes. on Victoria  Day ?  TERMS: To insure with Foal $15  -   For further information apply to  D.  DODDING, (Owner,)  Lower Nicola '"       - B. G.  "Women and children first"  was uppermost in the Fire Boys'  minds when they decided to hold  their sports on the,green sward  and not in a public street.  The Forward Adult Bible Class  which meets at the Methodist  Church every. Sunday afternoon  will consider the subject of  '.'Joy." Bro. F. Bond will open  the subject,  A special 5 reel photo play will  be shown at the Rex Theatre on  Friday, June 2nd, entitled "Lion  and the Mouse." You should not  miss this up-to-date picture. The  program will conclude with an  amusing comedy.  Charles Graham,formerly mine  superintendent here, now at Corbin mines, left yesterday for a  trip toi Vancouver, Victoria and  Nanainio, after spending a few  days here as guest of Mr. and  Mrs. Andrew Kay.  Dr. Jackson, dentist, of Penticton, arrived in the city on Tuesday afternoon from Princeton.  He has taken up rooms at the  Jackson Block, .over the post  office, where he will be glad to  meet any persons desiring his  professional services, and to make  appointments.  Oscar Lachmund and F. 1S.  NorcrossV leading officials of the  B. C. Copper Company, came  over from Copper Mountain last  week end and registered' at the  Coldwater Hotel on Sunday, having business to transact with  parties here, affecting, the shipment of local ore. At the- hotel  on Saturday there registered  Professor Macnaughton, Miss E.  and Lieut.1 Macnaughton, of the  Mamette Lake district.  The members of the local Ambulance Association are requested  to attend a meeting at the City  Hall on Monday evening at 8 p.m.  All members should make a special effort to be present as an interesting presentation is to take  place.  Visitors from Canford to the  celebrations were rnany,7arid  all appeared to have spent a good  time. Among those noticed ware:  Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Meeker, Mr.  and Mrs. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs.  Glen Campbell, and Messrs.Luce,  Pete Leonard, and J. Rhodes, Jr.  NOTICE  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  WILLIAM RINGLER THOMSON  DECEASED, LATE OF VICTORIA  B. C.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  all,creditors and other persons having  any claims or demands against the  Estate of Charles William Ringler  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 therein nam'  ed,. are hereby required to send in  particulars of their claims duly vert  fled 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,  Victoria, B. C.  Solicitors for the Executors.  F-15-7.  A postoffice has been- opened  at Kingsvale, on the K.V.R. line  seventeen miles east of Merritt,  Mr. C. Buchanin receiving the  appointment as postmaster. Mail  was formerly received and despatched at Kingvale by the Cold-  water Valley stage. The new  and greater facilities are hailed  with delight by settlers in that  growing community.  Mr. (J. W. Silk, formerly of  Chulus, where he had charge of  the Indian Mission work, was a  visitor in the Valley last week  end from Vancouver.. Having  spent a few days at Chulus, Mr.  Silken Monday morning proceeded to Penticton to visit relatives  chere before returning to the  Coast.  Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Gemmell  left yesterday morning for Armstrong where they will resiJe  for a few weeks before settling  down ' permanently at Vernon.  Accompanying them was Miss  McPherson, formerly of the  local teaching staff,* who had  been' spending a vacation in the  City and was returning to her  home at Armstrong.  Mine Inspector Strachan left  yesterday on a trip to Kamloops  with the object, as he said,  '" cf inspecting a big hole in the  ground."  Mayor Archie Jackson was one  of the busiest men in the park on  Wednesday.  Some three years ago a resident of Merritt, member of the  K..O. P. lodge,and employed by  R. J. McGregor'as a painter and  decorator, Martin Duncan, a  resident in the City for two  years, has been killed in action  with the Canadian forces at the  front, according to the official  casualty list published on Friday.  Pte. Duncan was a friend of  Corporal "Bill" Murray, who is  at the front, coming here _ direct  from the same native place,  Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland.  A popular, clean living young  man, many friends and acquaintances here deeply regret his passing in the great cause.  Dan Munro had a great dav on  Wednesday with the boys and  girls. His car was flying patriotic  bunting, amongst which was a  pennant "Welcome." One little  fellow noticing this was in the  act of jumping into the car for a  ride when Dan jokingly asked  him if he had any money. The  lad pointed to the "Welcome"  pennant. Dan saw the joke and  gave the lad a ride.  Another'shipment of approximately one hundred pairs of sox  will be sent away to the front  next week by the Patriotic Guild.  At Monday's weekly meeting it  was decided to urge all members  and others who are knitfting sox'  to have same sent to the City  Hall not later than Tuesday next,  when the consignment will be  packed and sent to the depot.  ���**���****���****^.*.^<���.^.^.:..:���.^.:..:..:��^.:v^���<-^���^���^���^������^���^>^^������������������^���5���'5'���''���  t  ���  %  *  X  X  ���  X  *  X  *  *  HARD FACTS  The fact that this Store does offer Cash   Bargains  is proof  enough that we are  able to sell for less..   To buy and to sell  for Cash is the most clear-cut way  to trade  we  know  of-  Compare our prices with what you pay elsewhere.  Pure Lard .  Local Ranch Butter . Fresh  "ShXharles" or "Canada First" Milk  3 lb. .60, 5 1b. .95 10 lb. 1.90  per lb. .40  Tall'tins  2 tins for .25  " Brand Milk     .  Freshly Ground  Royal Household  3 tins for .50  per lb. .35  49 lb. 1.90  per pkt. .15  3 lbs. for .35  "Eagle  Coffee  Flour  Potato Flour  Prunes Large Juicy Fruit  Pears Ih heavy Syrup        Large Tins      each .23  Raisins Nice clean, Seeded fruit pkt. for .10  Lemon Extract ' Full Flavored.  --.  ���    per bot. .15  Shaker Salt /V .        2 Jb. cartons, 2 for .25  Clams Already cooked, in tins each .15  Pineapple, Sliced Large tins, each .20  Corn Flakes   - 3 pkts. for .25  Shelled Walnuts  Cocoanut Fine Shredded  Devilled Ham  _Herring in Tomato Sauce  Ivory Soap  Onions  Bran  Shorts  Wheat  Oats  per lb. .45  per lb. .25  3 tins for .20  2 tins for .25  5 bars for.25  All good and solid " 4 lbs. .25  per 100 lbs. 1.50  per. 100 lbs. 1.60  per 100 lbs. 2.00  per 100 lbs. 1.85  THE   MERRITT  **^******^#*-X��**+***4��>^  MEET ME AT THE CLUB  The Merritt Recreation Glub  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 GLUI  .;..;��.j..;..;~;~J.^v<��>,I"!"I,^"iv,i*^"t-!'*!'V'I"I*V'>,i  You will find a nice selection bf  Silk, Biraid, Panama^  Sport and Felt Crushers  And a beautiful collection of  ��� AT   THE    -  ROSE MARCHE  *  ���  X  ���  *  *  *  *  t  HATS   TRIMMED to each individuals taste . at PRICES  ��  WITHIN THE REACH OF ALL f  t  ��.��.����  ������3��><"  :-:��:"X~:":��x��:">.x-k��x��**.:.**.j.  The Newsy Pars  Mr. J. Haddock, of Ashcroft,  motored into the City on Monday  morning.  War prophets are again busy.  They say, the war will be over in  June,but omit to state what year.  Miss Ruby Howse left on Tuesday morning to spend the summer with friends at Toronto.  The Summer schedule on the  K.V.R. comes into force June 4.  On page 2 a tabulated time table  and mail schedule will be found.  Miss Lillian, William' and  Joseph Quinville and Mr. and  Mrs. Allen, from Mamette Lake  ranches", were visitors at the  24th celebrations.  Over $25 was taken by the  Presbyterian Ladies Aid members from the sale of refreshments at the park on Wednesday.  " How is Canada Governed ?-"  will be the subject for discussion at the Epworth League at  next; Monday's session. Miss  Clunie-will open the subject.  "J. L. Butterworth and Joe Up-  ston arrived in the city on Tuesday 'night from their ranches at  Pike Mountain, just to see what  a real live town looks like.-  - Corporal J. Paton. of the Canadian i- Pioneer Reinforcements,  who recently joined this unit in  Vancouver and gained quick promotion from -private, arrived in  the City on Monday morning to  spend leave bf absence at his  home. '   ~  After spending a few days in  town with their familes Lance-  Corpl. T. McKeatirig, Privates J.  Paul~aii_ "JrDuruC "of- the_l_t  Canadian Pioneers Reinforce,  ments, left on Tuesday morning  for their headquarters at Vancouver.  NOTICE  Ladies Altar Society Makes  Presentation to Mrs. Gemmill  . Fxpress:ve of' the regret of  the memhers of the Ladies Altar  Society of the Catholic Church  at the impending departure of  Mrs. George Gemmill from the  the City to Armstrong and in  recognition of her faithful services over many years %o ��� the  church's' work", Mrs.-" Gemmill  was the recipient of a beautiful  cut glass vase from her co-workers at a delightful'tea given in  her honor at'the hospitable residence of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew  McGoran, on Tuesday afternoon.  VIrs. McGoran, president of the  Society, made Ihe presentation  in well chosen, words, wishing  Mr. and Mrs. Gemmill complete  success and hapiriess in their new  home. The guest of honor suitably replying., Music was enjoyed,' Mrs]-, Sherwood; / Mrs.  Common and ��� Mrs. G. Nichols,  contributing songs while Miss  Irene McGoran dispensed pianoforte solos.        - .  HIGH GRADE  Plumbing  Get our prices and estimates -  on any or all branches of the  Plumbing Business  Pumps  FITTED AND-REPAIRED  STOVES  AND   HEATERS  put into first class shape  POPE AND SMALL  PLUMBERS & TINSMITHS  Repair Work of AU Kinds  IN THE ESTATE OP 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 Pouglas  Lake , a"nd  Victoria, B. C, who died on" or about  the 13th day of June,  1915, whose  will \and codicils were proved, in the  Supreme. Court -of British Columbia,  Victoria, Registry, on the.2nd day of  September,   1915,  by  the  Executors  therein named, are hereby required  ���_o 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  jf  the   deceased  among  the  parties  .entitled thereto "having regard  only  i.o the claims of which the said Ex-'  'ecutors shall then have notice, and  hat the said Executors will not be  iable for the assets or any part thereof  so  distributed 'to  any  person  of  whose debt or claim they shall not  hen have had notice. .  Dated this 25th day of April, A.D.  '916. '    '  CREASE & CREASE  410 Central Building,  , Victoria, B. C,  Solicitors for the Executors.  F-15-7.  SEEDPOTATOES  FOR SALE  Imported "EARLY ROSE"  Suited to the noil and climate of  the Nicola Valley, having been  grown with big retsultB,  Price $3.00 per Sack  Apply Coldwater Hotel, Merritt  WHEN YOU VISIT . . .  VICTORIA  STAY AT THE  BRUNSWICK HOTEL  cor. Yates and Douglas  Under'the management of Mr. and Mrs.  J. B. Plumb, late of Merritt.  A high class hotel with reasonable rates  centrally located ���ten minutes from C.  P.R. Wharf.' 50c, 75c, $1.00.  Remember the BRUNSWICK  Write ahead for reservations.  ���  HAWK BICYCLES  An up-to-date High Grade  ���Bicyc\e&\.\.Qil\\-i\X\RollerChaiti,  New Depot lure or Hercules  Coaster Brake and Hubs, Detachable Tit a. high grade equip,  ment,including Mud- (nn rn  gnnrds.Pump, & Tools  s",d FREE 1916 Catalogue,  for  60 pities of Bicycles, Sundries  and Repair Mn/ei tat.   You can  buy your supplies from us at  ���Wholesale Prices.  '   T. W. BOYD & SON,  27NolreDamcSL\Vcst._Iontrtab  ���JM  <  v a  xi  " \\  J

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