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Array THE   HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY    OP    MERRITT  THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 6, No. 28  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,   JUNE 2,  1916  Price 5 Cents  Merritt is Centre o  Direction, Valuable  acninery  evival���  Protection of  Soldiers' Wives  Provincial   Government   Passes  Measure Freeing Wives from  Husbands Debts  The unanimous approval of the Legislature at Victoria was given on  Mon-  - day night to a bill broughtdown by Mr.  E. Miller, member for. Grand Forks,  and which is of first importance to men  who have enlisted and to their dependents.who7 are'left behind in theProvirice  Such soldiers or naval men and their  dependents will be protected bp law  against the enforcement of any payments or recovery of debts, liens, securities, mortgages, or for the recovery- of possession of any goods or  chattels now held by the wife or dependent.-  The bill strikes a blow at those who  aa Mr. H. C. Brewster described them,  1   "in this present death struggle insisted  - upon their pound of flesh from the enlisted man or his dependents."  - The bill exempts necessities and thus  will not work hardships on honest merchants nor injure the buying credit of  the'dependents. Mr. Brewster suggested including munition workers within  , ���''' the scope of the bill, which passed its  various" stages without a dissenting  vote.  LIQUOR AMENDMENT ACT  Commencing June 1st, liquor maybe  sold in Hotels, clubs, etc.. only between  the hours of eleven in the morning and  teiuo'cloek at night and no liquor shall  be supplied with meals, except between  these hours." .  ,  It. is rumoured that some big coal  _orders are coming to Merritt from the  C.PjR. and C.N.R. Nobody knows  Whether the.interesting rumor is based  on fact, so we are all in the meantime  feeling good and hoping for the best.  Pronounced Activity in Mining  Very Evident in All Directions  With the arrival in Merritt of' three cars of machinery and  a portable mill for the camp at Stump Lake together with  the working of mines dotted in all sections of the Valley,  residents not directly interested in quartz mining are beginning to sit up and take notice that now,the mineral lands  have proven their great richness outside capital is becoming  increasingly interested in the "goods " being produced.  During the past twelve months very considerable staking  has been done, followed by the granting of bonds and options  on promising prospects, and now mining men from distant  places are becoming firmly and surely located in the district.  The new openings for labor have Droved specially welcome  owing to the'erratic conditions of the coal mine.*, while in the  preparation of the camps and working of the different mines  ��� the new capital being distributed for wages, stores, camp  outfits and supplies, freighting and other necessaries is helping towards the greater prosperity and stabilityof the community. - , -���  The rapidly expanding operations of'the Aberdeen Mfning  Syndicate (the pioneers of the present boom) at Mamette  Lake and at the Henderson prrperty near Coutlee are well  known. Considerable excellent ore has been shipped to the ,  smelters, while the same interests are\only wai ting-favorable  opportunities to start mining on other * properties on which  they have bonds or options.  The businesslike and substantial preparations made by the  Donohoe Mining Corporation for big work at Stump Lake are  treated elsewhere. .  At the Golden Sovereign at Aspen Grove, Joe Armstrong  and J. E. Bate are prosecuting developments, as is Mr. Smith  at the " Big Soo " claims.  -Next week William McNeill will superintend on behalf of  the Nicoli Valley Syndicate���ill local investors���develop,  ments at the Juniper, and Noon Day claims on the mountain  side but two miles north of Merritt. There are five.claims  showing fine copper and other minerals^ ,which,- by special  arrangement, will be, shipped to Granby smelter. Worked  several years'ago by-the Irvine family, the property has now-  been bonded to the syndicate. There is a very fine looking'  lead of ore ranging from two to ten feet wide."'    ���  On Monday next, the Aberdeen Mine people will'commence  .work on the, Bresnik claims-adjoining the Aberdeen mine, on  which they have an option. '-  Trooper J. Capps  Returns to Fight  Presentation to Popular Hero by  Citizens at the.Armory  *       Last Monday  t  ���I*  | Merritt Mercantile Company  FLY SEASON  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  f  Y  Y  Retarded for a number of weeks by the cold weather, the season for Fly Pests is sure to  come quickly when the warm weather comes.  BE  PREPARED  SCREEN DOORS AH sizes $2 00  SCREEN WINDOWS      All sizes, adjustable  WIRE SCREEN IN ALL WIDTHS  * SWAT THE FLY^ with CIothBpund Fly_Swatter8, each .10  2.75  .35  3.00  .50  ���x  Builders Hardware  Our lines are very complete  in all  kinds of hard-  ware required for building, including-   .  Door Sets; Locks, rim and  mortise;   Hinges,  fancy    and   plain;    Casement,   Fasteners,  Window Bolts, >Sash  Fasteners,   Window  Weights, Transom Rods, Nails,   Etc.,  Etc.  STUDEBAKER  , Wagons and Buggies  A few left which we wish to dispose of at ridicu  lously low prices-  Heavy Wagon with body 3 in. Axles 3 1 -2    ��  in. x I -2 Iron Tires-Heavily ironed   through-    ���*���  Y  Y  out,' Cost $,{50.00, special $100.00.  SEE   OUR   WINDOWS   FOR   DISPLAY   OF  % Ladies' White Wear, Boys' Wash Suits, Girls' Dresses  -anne<  dCl  ams,  Y  Y  Y  ^ -^Canned Salmon, sockeye  V    Fresh Eggs, Merch      ���  &    Butter, Pride of .Merritt  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  large tins  .20  tin . .  ,25  doz.  .40  lb.  .45  Bacon, peamealed back,  sliced    per lb.'  .35  Boiled Ham,  slit ed  per lb.  .45  Cheese, whole Stilton  per lb.  .30  Soda Biscuits,  per tin  .30  In response to a general demand from the public and in keeping with the  New Early Closing Act passed at Victoria, we have decidcid to make  Wednesday Afternoon a Half Holiday, closing our store at 12.30 noon.  We would respectfully ask our many customers to do their buying in the  morning or on the previous day in order to avoid any inconvenience which  might otherwise be caused them through the new -half holiday system.  1)0  YOUR   SttOFJPlNGr  EARLY  t  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Ti  T  Trooper J. Capps, of Nicola, the first  Nicola Valley soldier of the; rank and  file to return from the battlefields of  France���he arrived in Merritt on November 8th last���has sacrificed an allowance of $51 per month, granted on getting his discharge, and on Tuesday  morning left for Vancouver, having re-  enlisted for overseas service with; the  Pioneers Reinfor ements. r  Trooper Capps is an American 'who  is patriotic to the core to the fair  Dominion of his adoption. Formerly a  farm hand he had been working latterly at the Aberdeen Copper Mine.  Inspired by deep patriotism and the  lure of war excitement Trooper Capps  is now sufficiently recovered from old  wounds to enable him to again take a  place in the khaki lines.  His splendid example has created a  great impression in the yalley and has,  it is said, influenced several el'gible  men in coming to a decision to join the  colors.  "Hero" Capps limped off the train  on Monday, November 8th 1915 with  his face firmly set , and bronzed after  enduring heroically great hardships and  agonies in the Ypres zone. He was  fighting in France from February 1st  to April 24th.  , "Ypres and the Yser Canal presented a living hell and I hope never to  see anything approaching it again" he  told the News representative five minutes after arriving in Merritt. '  ."Hero" Capps suffered from poison-  ous'gas and he shrugs his shoulders  as  he recall the agonies of his  fight/for  breathpand' life.   He   also  sustained  wounds in the hip from shrapnel bullets,  the day after being gassed,  and  while  waiting for medical  attention, he  was  still dogged by misfortune as an  ambulance wagon crossing the inferno  of  the battlefield ran over bis ankle.  Amid the saddest of sights experienced  was that in which Capps saw Sid ij&r-  lyle,   who worked with him   on  Bob  Clarke's ranch at Nicola, shot dead by  a rifle bullet in the trenches.    -  "In the orderly room of the Armory  on    Monday    night   several   citizens  gatheredjto do honor to the soldier on  the eve of his. departure  for eamp at  Vaniouver.     Ex-Mayor  Walters presided during  the   evening   which  was  spent   in    social   fashion.     Patriotic  speeches were delivered.   Songs and  stories    were   in    the  program   and  Trooper Capps once more told  in  stirring  style   of   the battle scenes   in  which he participated and to which he  will   return.   : Amid   loud cheers   the  chairman  "on  behalf  of  the7boys,"  handed the war veteran a set cf three  handsome pipes _ and -expressed -the  brightest wishes for his safe return  to the Valley. Mayor Jackson with  his usual generous though.tfuHn.ess  donated a~box of .cigars, being unable  to be present.  Among those present were,Pioneer  Kelly of the Pioneer Reinforcements  who was on furlough, andnewrecruits  in Pioneers T. Nichols and Edgai Taylor all of whom with Pte. McDougal,  late of'the J. H. Collett Ranch, who  has joined the Cariboo Rangers, left  for the camps on Tuesday morning.  Pioneer'Kelly made a very able and  vigorous recruiting speech. Pioneer  Kelly is an American who believes that  every-available man; who can should  enlist in. defence of Canadian women  and children, as the war must be won  " on the other side." Pioneer Thompson was unable to be present as Lis  relatives and friends detaintd him at  u social gathering.  Ten per cent General Reduction  on Gity Land and Improvements   U-   '   Fifty-eight Acres Diamond Vale Company's Benchland and Murray Property Reduced Considerably.���Adjourned Session  Concluded at Noon Today  A ten per cent general reduction  on'sessment requires revising.   He quoted  land and improvements in the City of  Merritt was made unanimously this  morning.by the. Court of .Revision in  adjourned session. The cut is in accordance with an amendment to the municipal Act which, in section37, such reduction to prevent appeals in the courts  until one year after the year peace has  been declared between Great Britain  and Germany.  The total assessment on land and im  proyements at the opening of the court  was $1,327,161 so that now the assessment is as a whole reduced by $132,716  and will be further reduced by the  result of   three    appeals' sustained:���  A reduction was granted on some 58  acres of Diamond Vale Supply Co's  benchland, which as acre lots are now  assessed at ��303 for corners and $200  inside; the Murray assessment was reduced by $345 on-Block B���$465 to $120;  the Baldwin lots 4, 5, 9, Map 747 by  $200  from $700 to $500.  Monday's sitting of the Court was  featured by a lengthy and close discussion on what could be determined equitable assessment when property was unsaleable. How was an actual valuation of property to be ascertained when  there were no buyers, and when, as  assessor Loewen aptly put it "real  estate today is amiability not an asset."  These were some of the questions  that provided the opportunity for Mr.  T.H. Smith, representing the Diamond  Vale Sup ly Co., and Assessor C. J.  Loewen, whom the former described as  "a most able and experienced man |  whose services the  fortunate to have  a decission by Judge Brown at Sum-  merland, when the judge "felt constrained" to make big cuts in assessments as, although they had been fairly done, they did not conform with the  Municipal Act which required the assessments to be made on the actual  value of the kind of property today  "not two years ago nor in the years to  come," argued Mr. Smith. He agreed  however, that local conditions and  potential possibilities counted. He did  not press for a reduction on business  property, although little of the $103,000  bond money had been spent there, if  consideration were given to a reduction on the hillside and the property sub  divided But used for "agricultural pur-' ;���  ooses. He intimated that an acre he  had advertised for sale last week in the  Nicola Valley News at $300 was asses  sed at $600, while 200 acre? advertised  it $100 were ���> ssessed at $440. A forcible appeal was made "for a reduction  "n the subdivided property under cultivation asfarming'land and he submit-  t -d figures of last years cash returns  as a basis on which he would be gladly' ���  assessed. This, to" bring about an  amicabh ��� arrangement rather, than -  neccessitate an appeal to a judge  which he' affirmed would have far  reaching effects.  Assessor Loewen throughout remarked and  reiterated 'frequently  that in  .the absence of sales  or 'a' market'-for   ;  '������eal estate  the  "actual  value" could ���'  only be procured as had been done,t by'yi-  graduating from  a centre point.Vthe'tr''*  m&  ie City of/Merritt is| valuation of this being based'on- 6ffidi-^^v^^|M  ,', to debate. , Spark- I��%- registered records of sale atr-Kam-V? K>f}*A$fi&m  'torn  Mr.   Smith was|l00Ps and-^determined, by special ,c'ir-     V\-^V$^IN  ling eloquence from Mr. Smith was  matched'against the equally logical and  convincing arguments of the Assessor,  clever repartee being enjoyed by the  court and audience. *  Mr. Smith was appealing "on all  property for over assessment and out  of proportion". He urgtd that the assessor's action in endeavoring to fix an  equitable all round assessment in the  city and graduating to the city limits  was the best course that could be  taken providing the point of starting  was itself correctly assessed.' All are  well aware he said, that the entire as-  Big Developments  At Stump Lake  Rich Ores  to  be  Mined by  a  Seattle- Syndicate?= Pro's^  pects Promising  New Road in Splendid Shape  Y  The first car of copper ore to be  hauled over the recently constructed Aberdeen Mine road to  the railroad for shipment to  Greenwood smelter was delivered  successfully and the car left on  Tuesday. "The highway, with its  briages and crossings, stood the  strain of the heavy loads splendidly. Next week a further car  will be ready for shipment, while  in the near future the mine officials expect to be shipping to the  smelter at the rate of three cars  weekly.  Considerable interest is being manifested locally in the mining developments pending at Stump Lake where  the Donohoe Mining Corporation, comprising Thomas J. Donohoe, F. M.  Hawkes, H. G. Stern, of Seattle, and  others, are making active preparations  for the working of j group of claims on  which considerable costly work was done  in the past and where valuable machinery and plant has been lying idle for  some years.  The mining men with a quantity of  camp supplies left the Adelphi Hotel on  Sunday by automobiles, and a portable  sawmill and other machinery is now en  route to the mine.  Some seven or eight men are at present at the property fitting up the  camp and many more will be needed  soon as there is a considerable quantity  of ore already on the dump ready for  treatment.  The officials of the company intend  taking up their residence at Quilchena,  and Nicola aad Merritt stores will largely benefit in the supply of camp requirements. 1  Mr. T. J. Donohoe, who has been in  many of the big mining excitements in  the Yukon and elsewhere is believed to  have a large financial interest in the  work in prospect.  The territory to be- worked is known  to be rich in copper, gold, silver and  other minerals, and to extract the full  value from the ore the company intends  it is said,  treating the ore by a new  loops and>determined,~by* special," circumstances. Solicitor Grimmett" advised legally on several phases of the  matter under discussion.  On the'motion of A. McGoran and H.  Greig a formal adjustment was ordered  made in the assessment of 2.26 miles of  telegraphs on C.P.R. property, reducing the assessment fiom $452, to $100  per mile as stipulated by the Municipal  Act.  The assessor was instructed to transfer the assessment on the oilsheds from  the name of the C P.R. to the Imperial  Oil Company, the owners.  (Continued on page 4)  O   flotation process which has proved satisfactory in other places where costly  installations of the plant have been made  Under this process the mined ore is  crushed into muddy water and run down  shutes into vats which contain a certain  solution in an_efferv^^ent_state,^the_  g5;d,~iilver and other values being carried to the surface by continuous succession of bubbles rising from the soapy  mixture and carried away in a skim.  The complete scheme of course is more  complex but the principle is that of the  soap bubble and capillary attraction.  Further machinery, for despatch to  Stump Lake arrived in the city on  .Wednesday morning.  mmmm  '��M��i  H. R. Plommer  For Greenwood  Mr. H. R. Plommer who for the last  eighteen months has been accountant  and sales manager of the local offices  of the M'ddlesboro Collieries, left this  morning for Greenwood where he has  accepted a position with the B. C. Copper Company.  Secretary of the old Nicola Valley  Coal & Coke Company, as the firm was  styled before reconstruction, Mr. Plommer has been connected with the concern for nearly seven years at Middlesboro and Vancouver." A man of considerable business acumen, with up-to-date  methods, energetic and live in initiative  when the prosperity of his company  could be increased, Mr. Plommer was  considered by prominent business men  here as thu possessor of admirable all-  round qualifications. Wilh his new employers and the wider scope off tied by  the great B. C. Copper Co., Mr. Plommer bhould undoubtedly prove himself  a valuable employee.  Mis. Plommer will follow her hus-r  band in a few days,  ii^ai^Mai  ���&ss  ii3V:>^!;2.*i'<  __&_3_i Friday June 2, 1916  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  TWO  THE   NICOLA   VALLEY  NEWS  Published Eveuv Fkiday  Publisher: Edward C. Bell - Editor: Ernest B. Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION ���  Subscriptions,  payable in advance,  $2.00  per year In  Canada.  Britain. United Stages and Foreign Countries, ?2.50.  Great  Address :   The Nicola Valley News. P. 0. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B. C.  GOVERNMENT AND MINING DEVELOPMENT  . People would be well advised not to take too seriously the attempt  of a local paper to make political capital out of the local member's  connection with the development of the Aberdeen Mine. They can  rest assured that any promises made by Mr. Lucas or his Government  in regard to the financing of the new road will be kept. Even the  most elementary students of Provincial politics must know that the  Government has but recently been putting through its final stages a bill  that will do more to help mining development than was ever attempted  before and that this very Act calls for " the expenditure of $200,000  for the construction of roads and trails to promising' claims." Cannot  the Liberal [at this election] paper comprehend that it is not always  good business to spend public money before appropriations are constitutionally set aside in the Legislature and the necessary data and reports have been placed before the right governmental departments. It  is a well known fact that this Prospectors' Aid Bill had been pressed  to the attention of the Minister of Mines for months past and now the  Act is on the statutes the people, and party politicians, can rest assured  that legitimate undertakings such as the Aberdeen Mine road will receive that assistance which the Act provides.  Perhaps if we make known the fact that the first tangible steps taken  to get assistance from the Government towards the building of the new  road to the Aberdeen Mine were taken up in the office of this paper,  and helped forward by local Conservatives anxious for the development  of the district, people may picture a green eyed monster of jealousy not  far away. .     -  ���       ���       ���  PRODUCE   AND   SAVE  The war is now turning on a contest of all forces and resources-  men, munitions, food, money. The call to all is to produce more and  more. It may be necessary to work harder. The place of those who  enlist must be taken by those at home, men and women, old and young  The more we produce the more we can save. Produce more on the  farms and in the gardens.    Save more and help to win the war.  This states the Agricultural Journal, the brightly written and informative magazine, published by the ��� Department of Agriculture, which  should be taken by every person interested in Agriculture, stockbreed-  ing or gardening. ���  Purity Campaign  Launched Here  Say, about.that city hall flag. City essentials before municipal frills  please, especially in wai" time. Donate a flag instead of taxes and light  bills and let's all sleep at nights. By the way what's the use of having  one if the " unwritten law required the furling of the flag on' such  [holiday] occasions." Sure, the Union Jack would look nice floating in  breeze over the city hall building, but the city fathers no doubt have a  desire to pay their debts instead of incurring new ones, however small.  A purity campaign launched a  few days aso by local ministers  who are striving to bring about  the extinction.of certain houses  of ill fame immediately adjoining  the city limits is temporarily.in  abeyance. The Revs. J. Hyde  and N. J. Thompson, respectively  incharge of the Presbyterian and  Anglican churches, have been  active this week interviewing  city officials on,the matter. The  houses in reference, although  outside the city, are by arrangement with the Provincial Government, under civic control. Special  concern regarding the operations  of the houses has been manifested recently owing to the fact that  one house has been extended by  the building of a room presumably to be used as a dance hall.  In order to ascertain certain  facts first hand the Rev. J.Hyde  visited one of the houses in company with Provincial Constable  Bell._ In a statement to the press  the minister states that he will  refrain from further action temporarily as the City Solicitor has  informed him that-he will advise  the city authorities to request  the Government to again assume  control of 'the houses. Should  the city authorities act on the  recommendation of their solicitor  and the contrpl reverts back to  the Provincial police, the ministers will urge that the Provincial  police take irrfmediate steps to  close the houses.  New Masonic  Lodge Rooms  Contractor Hugh Leitch this  week started the construction of  an addition to the store owned by  Mr. F. A. Reid on Quilchena  Avenue. He will add a second  story to the present one storey  building, designed and to be fitted up as Masonic rooms for the  local fraternity who expect to  move from their present location  in the Nicola Valley News' block  to their new lodge home, in July  A lease has been arranged between Mr, Reid and the Masons.  The new headquarters will com-  prise a main hall, forty feet long  and twenty-four feet wide, a  banqueting hall twenty feet by  fourteen feet, . and two ante  rooms, and will be of substantial  construction throughout. Entrance will be obtained by > a  stairway oh the outside of the  building on the west side.  <^  "It's Jill Comfort."  Nicola Valley   ^  Soldier Heroes  Kettle Valley Railway  SCHEDULE   OPERATIVE JUNE 4th, 1916  PENTICTON - MERRITT - SPENCES BRIDGE  Rtad Down  Read Up  Tues. Thurs.  Slit.  Iv.11.15  11.22  11.35  ��� 11-50-  12.20  12.55  Tues. Thuro.  Sat.  Mon. Wed.  Fri.  Iv.  ar.  8.30  16.00  16.06  16.14  16?32=  17.00  17.30  L8.00  Penticton  MERRITT  Coutlee  Coyle  "Canford   Dot  Clapperton  Spences Bridge  ar,  16.30  9.00  8.52  8.45  ���'8.30  8.00  ���7.30  lv. 7.00  Tues. Thurs.  Sat.  ar.:i8.05  18.00  17.50  -���--17.30  17.00  16.20  lv.15.50  MERRITT   -   NICOLA  Read Up  Tuesday, Tliurmluy, Snlunluy  11.00 18.50       Merritt  10.40 18.30       Nicola  Read Down  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday  10.10 18.10  10.30 18.30  NEW  MAIL  SCHEDULE  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 for 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.    Monday, Wednesday arid Friday ���  6.15 p.m.    Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday  From Penticton and way points :  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.     ���/.  The departure of Trooper J.  Capps from the district for further 'service overseas reminds  one of the other Nicola Valley  soldiers 'who have arrived'back  in the country from Europe.   ,-.  Trooper Cecil Scrim, formerly  employed at the Cash Store, is in  business with his brother in a  lumber concern in Vancouver  His companion, Trooper Hatton  who returned along with Trooper  Capp.��, is still nor. strong enough  to take up steady employment,  Trooper Reg. Bond is on his parents ranch near Nicola gradually  recovering from heart trouble  following- injuries sustained at  the front. "Bill" Aynsley has  been appointed as provincial com  stable at McBride, B.C., Major  Conant has of course returned.to  active duties in France. Trooper  Fred Frechette, brother of Mrs.  Lepete, came back with Capps  but has not visited the district  having remained with his sister  at Banff.  Another Mining  Office Opened  William McNeill, old time prospector iri this section and one of  Victoria's.native sons, has charge  of the office opened by the newly formed Nicola Valley Syndicate  which comprises all local men  who will finance developments  to be started next week on the  Juniper and Noon Day claims  within a couple of miles from  Merritt on the north side. Mr.  McNeill is gathering together  many samples from mineral  claims in the district. He has  specimens of ore with excellent  showings of copper, silver and  lead from hia own Copper Star  claims at Aspen Grove, iron and  'copper from Coldwater miner:-!  claims/bornite from the White  Star Mine at Aspen Grove, as  well as mica and asbestos.  Headquarters of Mining Men and  Commercial Men  Merritt is the gateway to the 'rich Copper Geld properties of Aspen  Grove, Mamette Lake and Highland Valley.  ', Reliable information relative to ihe mining and ranching  industry's freely given... If you want to find a. friend you'll  find him at the Coldwater���the old reliableTfirst-class hotel.  of Merritt.? 7- .��� 7:     7    ...;".     -. - 7  Hot and Cold   Water. Iffionu^wllh Baths. Fice large Sample Rooms'  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are daily from bur Ranch '  MURDOCH   McINTYRE  Proprietor  Shearing Eight Hun-   d red Slicepat the  Thompson Ranch  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thompson  drove to town Tuesday from their  sheep ranch on the Aspen Grove  road. Weather permitting, Mr.  Thompson was to be busy sheep-  shearing this week, he having  sold his supply of wooLto good  advantage by contract. "Wool  is wool these days," says the  prosperous rancher, "and I'm  sorry I have not more sheep."  About eight hundred will be  sheared on the ranch this season.  Were Visitors at Quilchena  Captain Bellendean, accompanied by his mother and Mr.  and Mrs. Lynch, arrived.in the,  city pn Saturday, evening's train,  later in the evening proceeding  from the Coldwater Hotel to  Quilchena by auto on a visit to  Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Guichjn,  Mrs. Guichon being the Captain's  sister. Captain Bellendeau is on  his way for active service in  Europe having been spending a  short leave with his relatives and  friends at New Westminster and  j elsewhere;before leaving for the  j front. ���'��� X-.-X  Another Shipment of  Sox from the  Patriotic Guild  In session on Tuesday the Patriotic Guild decidrd 10 hold ;  picnir at Voght Park tomorrow  (Saturday) when it is hopei  there will be a large turnout ��i  members arid their friends. It  was also decided to hold a whisi  drive during the week follow im  June pay day. More definite  particulars will be available nex1  week. Yesterday a further consignment of 100 pairs of home  knitted wool sox was delivered  at the depot for shipment to St.  John, N. BM en route overseas.  CORRESPONDENCE  To the Editor,   .  Nicola Valley News.  r Sir, ���Just a few lines regard-  ing-the-School-childron-and-gar-  dening. This seems all right in  its place, to my mind for boys  more than girls. Would it not be  wiser for the girls to be taught  to sew or knit, especially at this  time when so much has to be done  tor our soldiers and sailors. There  are some children who don't  know the first thing about sewing or knittit'g and have m  mother to teach them, whiU  others would learn quicker from  strangers than their own. Again,  if we want competitor- in the  industrial section at the Agricultural show where ehould they be  taught but at school, where most  elderly persons in Merritt today  were taught these things. I am  not speaking for my own children  but for motherless 'ones, and feel  strongly that children should, especially in war time, be tatighi  something that will be useful and  helpful to them at all times anc  will help our country just now.  A Merritt Citizen  Diamond Vale Flat,  June 1st, 1916.  Mr. Frank Thompson will giv<  the subject: "Peter, a Spirit  Filled Life," at tbe Epworth  League meeting on Monday.  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  Fire  Liverpool and London  and Globe  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British Ame'rica\>f  Toronto  Life & Accident  B. C.  Life  ���>  Globe Indemnity of  Canada  Only Prime Goods  PRIMS   BEEF,  BUTTON  AND  PORK  PREMIUM BAC3N AND HAMS  FRESH PURE PERK SAUSAGE  Creamery Butter, Ranch Eggs. Lettuce, Celery, etc.  'Price's Lowest"  Quality Highest  Nicola  Valley Meat Market  :   HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter   and  1 Contractor,  Let me figure on your next job���no matter how small,  or how large.        Satisfaction Guaranteed  3?.  O.   BOX   219,   MERRITT,   B. 'C.  PHILIP    McLEAN,  CONTRACTOR  Estimates given>on any kind of Building Work  No Job Too Small       N  Electric Lighting  Supplies, and  Electrical Fittings  All Goods at Lowest Prices  -Store and-Qffsce: Opposite Coldwater Hotel  LECKIE SHOES  NO other shoe made is superior to the genuine  LECKIE.     Pay no attention to the statement  "as  good  as  a LECKIE,"-because'the  .     ��� ' supenority of  LECKIE BOOTS AND SHOES  Tl ;-i IM    have long since  been  firmly   established  and  / he   quality   goes   U\     have stood the  test of the very, haides* use  before  the name goes   possible.  th l'       J T^CICIP       ^e far,ner> the miner, the boys in khaki in  en���matsa L^-rua    the trtnches have found LEckie BOOTS the  logical Loot for real comfort and long service.,  LECKIE  BOOTS  are the " economical-in-the-lon'g-run " boots for  the business and professional iran as well as the  farmer or miner. There is a LECKlli for every  pui pose���for every use. '  AT   LEADING  DEALERS  tJ&ade in  British' Columbia  Built for Wear, Style & Comfort IHREE  THE NICOLA' VALLEY NEWS.  Friday,   June _., 1916  ./>-  A  National Watchword-  THRIFT  ���J.  X  ���  *  JJE economical.    Be thrifty.    Be saving.    And encourage all *  three by depositing your savings in a Bank of Toronto Savings *  Account.    Your account will soon grow into attractive propor- ��  tions.    Interest is added twice a year.  Lytton Helps the  Patriotic Fund  ���  Trie  TOTAL   ASSETS  PAID   UP   CAPITAL  RESERVED   FUNDS  $66,767,203  $5,000,000  $6,439,382  BANK  I.  MERRITT BRANCH  >;..%.���..%  ���     _,   A. N.  B.  ���������j.*******.:  ROGERS, Manager    %  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 headquarters1 a hearty welcome.  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  ,Sdlicilor for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Opposite ColdwatcrlHotel  The residents of Lytton celebrated Empire Day by holding a  most successful concert and  dance in aid of the local Canadian Patriotic fund, at the Globe  Theatre, kindly lent by Mr. A,  F. Hautin. A numerous company  assembled to do honor to the occasion, and through the kindness  of the Rev. L. Dawson, the boys  from the Indian Mission School  were'allowed to attend in force,  which considerably helped to augment the funds.  Mrs. Blanche Brenton, wilh the  assistance of the MissesSpillman  and Marjorie Sutherland, and  Messrs. F. Dorrell and Walter C.  Keeble carried through an excellent program of vocal and instrumental music, which was thor-  orghly appreciated by the large  and enthusiastic audience, as testified by the numerous encores  and the gratifying financial results accruing to the fund.  The stage was prettily decorated for the occasion by Miss Doris  Sutherland, and an excellent  supper was furnished by the  ladies.  ' An ice cream stall, very ably  presided over by Mrs. A. Dixon  and Miss Smith was well patronised by the dancers who indulged  in the "gay fantastic" till the  "wee sma' hours," under the  fascinating strains supplied by  Mrs. Brenton and Mrs. De Los  Loring.  Sniper's Rifle an  Interesting Relic  SYNOPSIS OF COAL? MINING REGU  LATIONS.  .LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  e A. OF.  frank- bond,  C. R.  Meets in K. 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. F. ft A. M.  A. 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.  . R. Carrington  Secretary  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.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories and in a portion of the  Province of British Columbia, may be  leased for a term of twenty-one years  renewal for a further term of 21 years  at an annual rental of %X an acre. Not  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 sub'  divisions of sections; and in unsurvey-  ed territory the tract applied for shall  be staked out by the applicant] himself.  Each application must'be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will he refunded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royalty.' shall, be paid 6w the merchantable  output of the/ mine at the rate of five  cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full: quantity of merchantable .coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If the:coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns  should 'be furnished: at least once a  year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, rescinded by Chap. 27  of 4-5 George V. assented to J2th June,  1914.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department-of-theInterior,-Ottawa,~or  to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior,  N.B.���Unauthorized   publication   of  this  advertisement  will  not be pa(f  for. -83575."  Shipment of Good  Showing Ore Sent  To the  Smelter  Mr. F. E. Stokes, manager of  the Lucky Todd Mining Co. near  Tulameen, with his wife.cameto  town last Saturday.    Mr. Stokes  reports that development of the  claims continue to show satisfactory results, and a large shipment  of ore has been despatched to the  smelter..   The result pf its treatment is awaited'with much interest by the mining men concerned.  Mrs. Stokes is staying in the  city probably for the summer.  Their daughter will arrive from  school in Tekoa, Wash., for vacation shortly.  "Afternoon Tea in  Friendly Village  Time���  1562."  Photographs  of the Best  No Time like the present  i  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  III' 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  V left or right shoulder.  Vent'for horses when sold is bar over  brand. There is a Reward of $150. CO  offered for information that will lead  to conviction of anybody Stealing or  Killing any of our Stock.  F. P. Ward, Manager  Rehearsals are^takinjrplacefor  thejp^^ion^f_a_mhi^ pro voicing comedy, in two acts,entitled  '" Afternoon Tea in Friendly Village, 1862." Some fifteen ladles  are in the caste, and one mere  man, who' will naturally have  very littlerto say. The1 entertainment will take place in the Rex  Theatre early'in the week after  June pay day, the proceeds being  ip_eid Cpf St._JMchaeh_Church  Building fund.  Under the direction of Miss  Hawe the rehearsals give promise  of an excellent entertainment,  and no one should miss the opportunity for an evening of laughter.  Watch foi* particulars to be an-  It was announced through these  columns some time ago that one  of the. four  sniper's telescopic  rifles bought out  of the Nicola  Valley Commemoration Day fund  and sent to  the front had been  entrusted by Lieut.-Col.  H.   B:  Matthews, D.s.o., of Nicola, o.c.  the Sth Battalion, WinnipegRifles,  to Pte. Patrick Riel,a descendent  of the famous  Louis Riel, and  who before laving uown his life  on the battlefield, had accounted  for over thirty Germans.  "J.P.'s Weekly" quotes Sir  Max Aitken in giving further interesting particulars concerning  "old enemies fighting in defence  of the Empire," stating thai  while South Africa supplies the  most wonderful examples, Canada  also provides some . stray instances.  When he enlisted in the 90th  Winnipeg Rifles at the outbreak  of the war Patrick Riel, he writes  was told by one of his officers  that his regiment had done battle  against his cousin Louis at Fish  Creek arid Batoche.buthe showed  writes Sir Max Aitken^in his new  book, only a mild interest in this  trick of time.    Before the war  Riel earned his daily  bacon and  tobacco as a foreman of lumber  jacks on the Kaministiqua river.  He was one of the picked sharpshooters of the regiment. ' This  chosen band numhers four, and  after the red Indian .way, they  record their victims by notches  on the butt of their rifles.     The  most deadly sniper has 36 notches  on his' tally and the others have  at least got into double figures,  they use special rifles, remodelled  to suit their peculiar and particular needs, and mounted with a  telescopic sight,  and each man  goes about his grim task in  his  own way without hurt or hindrance from his officers.  In  the Military Notes in the  Victoria Daily Colonistiast week  end appeared a paragraph stating :   "An interesting relic is,  being exhibited at'the British  Columbia Building No. 1, Regent  Street; London.   It is an old battered rifle, with a series of notches around the butt until re,-  cently the property of Pte. Riel,  who was a sniper with the Canadian forces, and the notches on  the butt of the rifle indicate that  he had accounted for thirty of  the enemy.  The rifle will be sent  to Winnipeg.  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 schonl=,  clubs, municipal, town and'counlry council's anal] 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  ���<^S*i��#tl  QUR Prices are reasonable  W    HERE THEY ARE  15c.  25c.  nounced next week.  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 $tore,Granite  Arenne.. .,  Services af the  Anglican Church  A service of intercession in behalf of the war 'is being held  every Monday afternoon at 4.30  o'clock; alsc a special celebration  of- Holy Communion with War  Intercessions on Friday mornings  at 9 o'clock.  A Bible study class for adults  is held every Friday evening at  the Vicarage from 8 to 9 o'clock,  and a cordial invitation is extended to all who care to attend.  Services on Sunday next will  be as follows���8 a.m. Holj Communion; 11 a.m. Matins and Cor-,  porate Communion of all Church  Workers; 3 p.m. Sunday School;  7.30 p.m. Evensorg.  Fire Completely  Destroys Barn Last  Sunday Morning  Shortly before eight o'clock  on Sunday morning the City fire  brigade turned out, on an. alarm  given by N.J. Barwick, to the  old residence of Dr. Tutill on the  outskirts-of-the city���where-a  barn was in flames. The property is rented by S. Gerard and  F. Weaver. A quantity of feed,  a new saddle and other equipment were lost, the barn being  completely demolished. The brigade responded quickly and haJ  the fire under control in five  minutes. Had the prevailing  wind been unfavorable it would  have been difficult to save the  large nearby residence, which is  unoccupied, D. L. Munro greatly  assisted the firemen by conveying the reels to and from the  fire.  Developing any size roll of Six  exposures  Film Packs  PRINTS  1       '   t   (Glossy or dull finish)  AH sizes up to 2. l-4"by 3.1-4  ' ",, 4c.  21-2x4 1-4 and 3^1-4'x 4 1-4" 5c.  3 1-4x5 1-2, 4 x 5 and Postals 6c.  Larger sizes in proportion.'     All prints |  made in dull finish, except where otherwise ordered  This  is   all  hand work  remember, ���no  machines'  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.  Merritt Choral Union  Held First Practice  The   Correct  Thing  I have just received a few patterns of  Real Irish Suitings,.  These   patterns   are   exclusive,  and were picked up by the Semi- '  ready Tailoring Company':- ;Brit-  ish   buyer  on  a  ��vrrr-i  \jsi";<o  Rolf*--. '     ���-  This is the sort of Cloth wo��n byi  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 away  and save disappointment.  The Price per Three Piece Suit is  $28.00  ANDREW EWART  The  City Tailor,  (Opposite Bank of Toronto)  mxmm  Presentation  Made  To Dr. G. H. Tutill by  First Aid Members  There was a good attendance  of members at the first full rehearsal heldin   the   Anglican ] \  Church on Tuesday evening when  Mendelssohn's" Hear My Prayer" was taken up and satisfactory progress made. Copies of  " The Holy City " (Gaul) and the  noted chorus "jThe Heavens aie  Telling." from Haydn's "Creation,"' will shortly arrive from  the East. Conductor CF.Hooper had charge of the rehearsal  with the Kev. N. J. Thompson  at the organ.  The next rehearsal will take  place on Tuesday evening next at j  the Presbyterian Church at 8 p.m  sharp.  ������5">,;">*5"J"5~!��S��J"J��!��  *  Palace Bakery  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc *  Hot Pies every Saturday.    *  W.  f AIRLEY, Proprietor I  ,Have you paid your premised  subscription to the Canadian  Patriotic Fund ?  On Monday night several mem  bers of the St. John Ambulance  Association  called at the   resi  dence of Dr. Tutiil and presented  him wilh a wrist watch in recognition  of his services in giving  valuable First Aid lectures an<  demonstrations lo the members  during the past winter.     Thi  pres* n.'alic n wj s made by Presi  dent W. Welfare, and Dr. Tutil.  suitably replied.     The eveninj.  was spent in social fashion, a  good time being spent by all.  J.W. ��EIH0UGH  Canada's  Famous Cartoonist,  Will hold meetings, under the  Auspices of People's Prohibition Movement, as follows:  Wm. Sharp, formerly of this  city and a prominent member of  i,he local fire brigade," who has i  been engaged on the Glacier tunnel work, arrived in town Wednesday morning. He has been JVlASS MEETING  transferred to the B. C.   Copper  SATURDAY, June 10th, 8 p.m.  MERRITT:  Co.'s big tunnel work at Copper  Mountain near Princeton, for  which place he left on this morn-  ngs train, During his stay in  rown he has been busy meeting  >ld acquaintances.  W, S. Ransom, of .the Canford  ���nill officestaff, was a visitor in  ;he city last week end, registering at the Coldwater Hotel.  SUNDAY, June llth, 4p.m.    ���  In tho 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.  * ��� ��* *J* ���$* *���* *����� **  ������H"l"-l"l"'.  iii$l3 Four  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday,   June 2, 1916  r  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  TAe Houie of -Merit in  MERRITT,  B.C.  We haoe one of the best thought ofand 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:  VICT  MAJi  AND  The Newsy Pars  Who said this was the  Dry  Belt ?  June   2nd and sweater coats  are still in fashion.  Born���Wednesday, May 31st,  to Mr. and Mrs. George Stewart,  of Middlesboro, a son!  FOUND���Purse, owner to give  description of contents. Apply  Chief of Police.'  J. A. Cramer, of, Canford,  was a week end visitor in this  city.  "VICTOR HUGO"  -   Imp. (9898)  (15031) '  Sire: Sir.Hugo, 10924  1st Dam: Fair Maid 18355, by Marcellus  11110.  '2nd Dam : Lady Bell 8997, by Darnley  '  222  Commencing May 3, 'i VICTOR  HUGO " will stand  Every Wednesday,  At D. Munro's Stables,   -  MERRITT,  From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and  During the/est of the Week at the  Dodding Ranch at Lower Nicola.  'Mrs. Thorn, wife of G.M.Thom  has sufficiently recovered from  her recent operation as to enable  her to leave hospital and return  to her home.  Llewellyn Thbmpson continues  to make satisfactory ' progress  after his recent serious operation  at the1' General Hospital, and  hopes soon to leave for his home  in Voght Valley.  "MAJOR   HUGO"  Will Stand  daily  at   the   Ranch  TERMS: To insure with Foal $15  For further'information apply to  D.   DODDING, (Owner)  Lower Nicola - B. C.  Mr. John Davidson of Canford  has been officially advised that  his brother, Sergt. George Davidson, of this city, is at present  lying injured in a Canadian Red  Cross hospital in France, having  been shot in both legs. He was  a contractor in Merritt, of the  firm of Mitchell-&Davidson,  A-little lady with a big heart,  Mr3.'W. Welfare;-had an abundance of steaming coffee waiting  the arrival of the firemen on  their return from fighting fire  last Sunday morning.  Tonight at the Rex-will be  shown the special five reel photo  play .entitled "Lion- and the  Mouse." The program in which  this picture is the feature will  conclude with a most amusing  comedy.  The many friends of Mrs. Jas.  Bevis will be glad to learn that  she has sufficiently recovered  from the serious illness, which  kept her confined to the hospital  for the past,few weeks, as to enable her to look forward to leaving the institution very shortly.  Raffle tickets are on sale for a  _Home. Edison _(Diamon_d_Dis_cX  Cylinder Phonogragh and Fifty  Records, which cost $08. . The  raffle will be conducted by James  Bevis. The price of the tickets is  25c. each, and the drawing will  take place at Ewart's, The City  Tailors, on Saturday, July 22nd.  William Service returned on  Saturday morning's westbound  train en rou'e to Rogers Pass,  where .he is engaged on construction, work, after spending  a brief vacation at his home - in  this city.  - J. H. Greenwood, resident engineer of the Kettle Valley Railway construction, who with his  wife and children spent several  days in town last week, returned  to the Summit on Sunday. Mr.  Greenwood states that the snow  is-melting���rapidly-- ih the Hope  cut-off and the work of completing the line will go quickly ahead  especially if more labor is available during the coming months.  NOTICE  Pte. "Andy"' Paton writing  from the front informs that he  took part in a stirring engagement and came through it without injury.  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.  l\ TIIE ESTATE OF CHARLES  WILLIAM RINGLER THOMSON  DECEASED, LATE OE VICTORIA  li. 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  oi! January, 1916, whose ���will and  codicils were proved in the Supreme  Court of British Columbia, Victoria  Registry, on the 19th day of April,  l!)l(i, by the Exdcutors therein named, are hereby required to send in  particulars of their claims duly veri-  licd 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 whicli 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.  Patriotic Fund Executive to Meet June 10  A meeting of tho committee of  the Nicola Valley Branch of the  Canadian Patriotic Fund, has  been called for Saturday, June  10th, at 2 30 p.m. The committee desires to acknowledge with  thanks a donation of $25.00 from  J. E. Bate, Aspen Grove.  The treasurer and committee  are making special requests that  subscribers have ,. their contributions for Mayrand any arrears  paid in before the meeting on  June 10th. By so doing the  work of the committee will be  greatly facilitated at this meeting. Collectors at outside points  In the Valley are also requested  co take notice of this appeal.  Brother and Sisler  Meet offer Many Years  - Mr. Ivan Poole, Secretary of  rhe Mountain Pine number Co.:  Nelson, was a visitor to the Valley last week end. During his  ilay here he visited Mr. and Mrs.  Fred Hyland, the two-parties be-  'ng near neighbors in their home  back East many years ago.       '  Mrs. A. W. Strickland, arrived  home last night after spending a  vacation with Mr. and Mrs. Betterton, at Seattle.  The City Council will meet on  .Vlonday evening next at 8 o'clock  the Police Commission in the  afternoon at 4 o'clock.  Mr. and Mrs. Rand arrived at  Coutlee last Monday morning  from Wyoming, and are guests  of Mr. and Mrs. Cleasby. Mrs.  Rand is Mr. Cleasby'sonly sister,  and this is their first meeting in  a long number of years.  ' Mr. and Mrs. Rand have been  many years in Wyoming, where  they have been very successful.  Having sold out their properties,  they, are how foot-free for the  time and are enjoying their vacation. This being his first visit  to the Nicola Valley, Mrv Rand  expresses himself as highly  pleased with the country.  Mrs. EC. Johnson, of Lower  Nicola, was elected to the membership of the Red Cross Society  at the meeting held yesterday  afternoon. Another shipment  of articles for Red Cross hospi Lais  is about completed and any members and friends who have articles to deliver are requested to  send them in as soon as possible  as the consignment will be dispatched early next week. Nine  teen members were present at a-  recent meeting of the Girls  Guild.  ������K'**4~k-*'.~:��:":~x��>*-:~x~:~:-  ILLINERY  X"X"X"X��X- *  ���I-  *  You will find a nice selection of    . . .  Silk, Braid, Panama,  Sport and  Felt .Crushers  And a beautiful collection of  Iiattfo-mafo 3Tlmtu?ri_- $c 3featlj?r iUStmmta  ' =    AT   THE   ROSE MARCHE  *  HATS   TRIMMED to  each individuals taste at PRICES  WITHIN THE REACH OF ALL  X  *  1  *  ���> *-X-*********^>****^^  The Newsy Pars  R. Hazelhurst was among the  ranchers in the city this week.  W. J.1 Hayes, logging contractor, of Kingsville and H, H.  Thomas of Princeton, registered  at the Coldwater on Tuesday.  ���**���������*���:���*���*���������:���������:  *  ������:~x^***-5"X��********X'***X"5"X-:��  People's Store Prices  AT-  Local Ranch Butter  Sugar   -  Pure Lard  Quaker Oats ,  Peas, Corn and Beans  , Fresh  18 lb, bag  5 1b.  \  Tomatoes  large tins .  .j.  ���  t  ���  *  *  *  *  peivlb.    .40  each 1.90  .95     10 1b. 1.90  per pkt.   .30  2 tins,for  -    .   t", each  Mcgic Baking Powder * ��   - per tin  Sliced Pineapple, / Large tins,     each  Cube Cut Pineapple y small tins 3 for  Icing Sugar in 21b sealed cartons        each  Marmalade        wholesome ar.d delicious        per jar  Corn Starch " per 1 lb "pkt.  Corn Meal refined quality per 2 lb pkt.  Cream of Wheat       what ev.-ry child likes and  .25,  .15  .23  .20  .35  .25  .23  ,10  .18  St. Charles Milk  Quaker Brand Pears'  .23  .25  .23  .35  .45  .25  should have            , pkt.  Tall tins - 2 for  largo tins. '    each  Coffee,     '    Freshly Ground as you like it <   per lb.-  Coffee, Nabob    ,     _        in 1 lb tins each  Lunch Tongue    -            finest packed per tin  Hams                 '  small and inexpensive ~    per lb.'  Herring in Tomato Sauce 2 tins for  Potato Flour       a specialty for making  sponge cake per pkt.  Raisins ���   large clean; Seeded     "  '     per pkt.  Onions that are good and solid 4 lbs. for  Have you'tried our 10c. packets of dainty Tea Biscuits  ��� : and-Crispy-Ginger-Snaps ���-���--  .20  V  ���>  ���;-  .25  X  ���>  .;.  .15  .���.  .10  .25  *  ���5*  We have just received a shipment of Ladies and Mens  Shoes.    Our stock of nailed and unnailed Pit Boots are  lines from the well known '"Amherst" make.  Miners Nailed , per pair' 3.50  Miners Unnailed per pair   4.50  THE   MERRITT  CASH STORE  Corporal James Paton, who  .���some time ago left the 102nd  Regt. and joined the Pioneers  Reinforcements for overseas service, returned to Vancouver on  Saturday morning after spending leave of absence in the city.  Several oi his friends gathered  at the depot and gave him .a fit-  i ing send-ofE, while on the previous evening Corporal and Mrs.  Palon entertained several friends  o an enjoyable social evening at  their home on Nicola Avenue.  Mrs. Watt, wife of Pte, Watt,  of the 172nd Battalion, C.E.F.;  left on Monday morning by, the  K.V.R. for Vernon where she  will spend a vacation as guest of  her daughter Mrs. Wallace, during the sojourn of Pte. Watt at  camp in that city.  Chas. Isitts. today signed a'-  tostation papers for the 172nd  overseas regiment, and willlea\e  next Thursday for camp. [  Dominion Fire Warden Veale,  of Dot, was in the city bn Wednesday in connection with his  duties, and left for Coquihalla  points.  Pte. A. C. Charteris, who recently enlisted in this city for  the llth C.M.R's for overseas,  returned to Victoria on Tuesdaj  after spending a week on sick  leave at Canford.    .  I     .  F, M. Keeling, of Minnie Lake  spent the week end in the city.  Mr. Harry Ward left on Wednesday for Idaho where he expects to reside in future.  IGH GRADE  Mr. and Mrs. H. Brewer  Charles, of Canford, were visitors in the city on Monday.^  I The Misses Fisher, of Canford,  were visitors id the "city at, the  beginning of the week.  Mrs. Cartwright and family  left on Monday for Vernon  where they will spend ayacation.  Just received this morning a  smallshipment ol large Panamas,  ���good-quality. Reasonably priced.  At the Rose Marche.  Andrew'Mr-Goran, is busy put-  cing ih a sawmill at his lumber  yard here. Progress is being-  made;  A new payroll will follow.  The Forward Adult Bible Class  jvhich meets at the 7Methodist  Church every Sunday afternoon  vill consider ,the subject of  ''Israel's march forward." Miss  Dobie will open the subject.  Tessie and Rosie Kelly, who  were popular member's of the'  Adelphi Hotel dining room  staff, for several months, left on  Saturday for Vancouver and  later will proceed to the Rockies  to take up positions at' the C.P.  R. Lake Louise Hotel, having  been previously engaged in the  CP.R. hotel service.  Get our prices and estimates  on any or all"bra'nches of the  Plumbing Business  Pumps  " FITTED AND  REPAIRED  STOVES   AND   HEATERS  put into first class shape  POPE km SMALL  PLUMBERS .ft TINSMITHS  Repair Work of All Kinds  Ten per cent Reduction on     J>  City Land "and Improvements  HAWK BICYCLES  An \i|>lo-<tate Hirfi Grade v  BicyclelitlQdv/ittiRollerCliaiii,  New Depattute or Hercules  Coaster Bi aie and Hubs, Dela-  chable Tuei. high grade equipment, including Mud- coo nn  Eiinrds7Piittiprs.Tools-v-t.3U-  sSd FREE 1916 Catalogue,  GO paRC3 of Bicycles, Sundries  andftepatr Rlatci ial.. You can  buy your supplies from us at  Wholesale Prices.  T. W. BOYD & SON,  27NotreDameSt.lVest.Monlreal. '  NOTICE  IN THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH  BLACKBURN GREAVES, DECEASED.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  ill creditors and other persons hav-  ng any claims or demands against  -lie Estate of Joseph 'Blackburn  Greaves, late of Douglas Lake and  /ictoria, B. C��� who died on or about  lie 13th day of June, 1915, whose  ,vill and codicils were proved in the  Supreme Court of British Columbia,  Victoria Registry, on the 2nd day of  jepteinber, 1915, by the Executors  herein ' named, are hereby required  .o send in particulars of their claims  luly verified to the undersigned on  )r before the 31st day of July, 1916.  And notico is hereby given that  \fter that date the said Executors  vill proceed to distribute the assets  jf the deceased among the parties  entitled thereto having regard only  ' o the claims of which the said ,Ex-  cutors "shall then have notice, and  hat, the said Executors will not be'  'able for the assets or any part there-1  f so distributed to any person of1  /hose debt or claim they shall not  hen have had notice. ^ I  Dated this 25 th day of April, A.D. I  016. I  CREASE & CREASE  410 Central Building,     |  Victoria, B. C,'  Solicitors for the Executors.  F-15-7. I  -    {Continued Jiom Page One.)  M.   A. .Riley objected to, $360 as too    <  high an assessment on lots 6 and 7, blk.  28,- Granite Avenue.  , J.   Irvine   (Victoria)   complained by  letter of the assessment of lot's 2 and 3,.: "  blk. 20, near the Cassisdy property on J- ���"  Quilchena Avenue, at $360.   Too high. -  George Murray  appealed in  person- " ,  for  a  general leduction' en his extensive   sub-divided   benchland   property  above Blackwell's Hill, several of the  .,  lots being assessed  at $40  inside, , and  $60 corner lots.     Appellant contended  rhat as the adjoining property outside  she city  limits  was  assessed by  th'e  . "'  Government at $25 there  were ^logical  grounds for consideration of his appeal.' -  Besides, as their were no water facilities to the property and the'land was  thus unsaleable the valuation placed on  the property was fictitious and not actual.   In reply to a question he'said rart  may have been sold in 1912 for,$225, and  paid for. ' .  J. B. Baldwin, unrepresented,appealed" for over assessment pn lots 4, 5, 9; -  map 747. which take in a sidehill which  is valueless. ' - '  G. B. Armstrong and M. L. Grimmett objected formally but not firmly  along general lines or. their assessments  in different parts of the city; being  anxious only that any reductions made"  on outside'property should also be made  comparatively on the inside lots. '  Dr.   Tutill,  who gave notice of com-  plainrfor-insufficient-reduction-in-as-   sessment ,in his holdings in different  parts of the city, was not present when  the appeal was heard.  'M.   Mclntyre  appealed  for a lower  assessment on lots 11 and 12,  blk.   16, -  on which the Coldwater Hotel stands.    ���  Joseph Walters appealed for a lower  tissessment.than $3,500 on lot 19, where      '  in part ihe Walters' Block stands.    He  was anxious that if any reduction Wjire  made on .��uburban property his property  should  have  a  similar assessment reduction.   A  certain  fixed amount had  necessaiily (o be iaised by taxation for'  city revenue, and iriside owners should  not bear the extra-burden imposed  by  a reduced assessment on outside property. , '  Present at the Court of Revision were  Mayor Jackson (chairman), \Aldermen  A.^McGoran, G. F. Ransom, H. Greig.  Assessor C. J. Loevvin, Clerk H.Jfriest  and Solicitor M. L. Grimmett.  WHEN YOU VISIT  STAY AT THE  cor. Yates and Douglas  Under the management of Mr. and Mrs.  J. B. Plumb, late of Merritt.  A high class hotel with reasonable rates l  centrally located���ten minutes from C.  ,     P.R. Wharf.    50c, 75c, $l,.0O'.  Remember the  BRUNSWICK  "Write ahead for reservations.  ���-��/

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