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Array kl  - /'  THE    HOME  PAPER    POR    THE    CITY    Ot3    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY          ��� ��� ���        ��� __ ____ ���  *  Vol. 6,-No. 33  MERRITT,   B. G,   FRIDAY,   JULY   7, 1916  Price 5 Cents  Telephone Superintendent Stevens Visits Mamette Lake.���Council  y and New Trades License Bylaw.���Dominion Day Picnic  Voluminous Trades License  Bylaw Being Considered  By the  City  Council  Mining Engineer  Visits Valley  Inspects      Mining     Properties,  Under the   Prospectors  Aid   Bill.  Red Cross Branch  Annual Meeting  Robert Musgrbve, mining engineer of  Victoria, spent from Friday to Tuesday  in the  Nicola NValley and vicinity, examining and investigating mining properties under the Prospectors' Aid Bill,  with a;view to the Department of Mines  granting ' financial , assistance in  the'  building of roads and trails to facilitate  economical shipping of ore to the smelters.   Ho left on Wednesday morning's  K.V.R. train for Tulameen and other  points Princeton way.    During his stay  Mr. .Musgrove  visited   the   Aberdeen  Mine Syndicate's properties at Mamette  Lake and elsewhere, on Sunday was at  the Donohoe Mine at Stump Lake, also  visiting Quilchena and' Aspen Grove.  At the latter camp the Golden Sovreign  properties were inspected,  the owner  having put in an application for the engineer  to  visit   the mine.    While  en  route to Princeton the Lucky Todd mine  at Otter Valley will be inspected byJVIr.  - Musgrove.  TheN engineer expressed himself as  1 ^ery pleased with this section  and appeared to be very favorably impressed  ��� by the many signs of mining development being carried out-and  the pros'-  pects of the workings.   Mr. Musgrove,  it is of interest to state, visited Mr. F.  ' B. Ward at Douglas Lake, they having  been close friends since boyhood ''days.  ^ Detailed  report's- of the engineer's  inspections will'be .submitted to7 the  -. ^Department of Mines,  which depart-  _ ment is^athering.togeth'er'aH. possible  data and material to be procured by its  expert engineers  from  their - visits to  / mining properties throughout the entire  Province," with a view to having the information' available for all directly con-  ��� cerned with the'investment of capital  and general development in the mining  -industry.      ���  -  On Thursday, August 17th,the  local Red Gross branch will hold  its annual meeting when reports  of the work done during thefirsl  year since, the branch's inception  will be read'and the election of  officers will take place.  There was a fine'attendance at  yesterday's business meeting.  Misses Ina Ransom and Irene  McGoran were elected as new  members.  . The.junior organization is in a  most flourishing condition, the  members doing valuable work in  a most energetic and enthusiastic  manner. The juniors handed in  their dues for June, some $5.95,  to the parent society, an action  that is much appreciated. The  juniors meet on Fridays.  Supt. Stevens and  New Phone Line  Is Visiting Mamette Lake  Dis-  Ls   trict To Decide on Route  To-day.  City Assessment  Appeals Failed  Assessor C.  J.  Loewen' and  City Clerk H.  Priest returned  from   Vancouver   on   Saturday ,.������v,x ,,.��� uc cuipiuyeu aa iar as  evening    having attended   the possible.     Experienced linemen  Supt. A. E. Stevens, of the  Government Telephone Service,  arrived in the city last night  from Kamloops on a business  trip. Today, he is 'visiting tho  Momette Lake district and will  inspect the entire territory with  a view to determining the route  for the proposed new telephone  line which will link Merritt with  Aberdeen Mine, Mamette Lake  postoffice and intervening ranches' throughout that section.  It is Supt. Stevens' intention  to traverse both the old Mamette  Lake road and the new Aberdeen  Mide road and also the trail connecting the two roads.  As soon as possible after Supt,  Stevens returns to Kamloops the  coming week notice inviting local  tenders for the supply of pole*  will be posted in the district.  Actual construction will be started within a month, stated Mr.  Stevens to the News, and local  labor will be_employed as far as  Disastrous Fire  ���  Visits Ashcroft  Fanned by a strong west wind  a fire destroyed. practically the  whole business district of Ashcroft on Wednesday night. So  far as can be ascertained there  h!as been no loss of life, although  the property damage will probably exceed a quarter of a million  dollars.  ^The blaze started in a bedroom  ot the Ashcroft Hotel at aboul  6i'45 p.m., and three hours later  the whole bus'ness section was s  triass of ruins.  Supreme Court in connection with  unsuccefsful appeals against'the  city assessment. The Diamond  Vale Supply-Co.'s appeal having  failed on Thursday, the "case of  /George"Murray,did,not-get into  debating the issues all Friday  morning morning. J. Li G. Abbott, it is understood, presented  the City's defence of the assess'  ment with sparkling brilliance,  while T. J. Smith for the D. V.  Supply Co., fought hard for his  company's appeal1. ���'-   ���  may be required to be brought in  but some seven or,eight local  men will be given work along the  route.  Since Mr. Stevens assumed his  debating th*   amW'aii"p^^.. y,   -   ..KO ine mneage oi tele  phone lines in his territory has  increased from 600 to 1200 miles.  He is* at present supervising the  re-setting of the poles along the  entire telephone line from Kamloops to Merritt. The repair gang  has commenced working from  Kamloops end.  A voluminous document, drastic in its j Jackson, H  terms, the new Trades License Bylaw,  number 55, introduced by Alderman H.  Greig at the City Council session on  Monday was formally given two readings and entered the committee stage.  The bylaw calls for repealing- previous  bylaws, raises and revises license rates  at present charged in the city ahd taps  new,sources of trades license revenue.  When this revolutionary measure was  laid on" the table for consideration in  committee, clause by clause, the Aldermen picked at and fondled  the  clauses  Y ' y  I Merritt Mercantile Company I  Y : ��� ��� ���   - ��� ��� = ���  *  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  MEN'S SHIRTS  A nice selection which' must  be   cleared  to.  make room for new stock,  each .75-      v   , 1.00 1.35  MEN'S SUITS  See them.on display in our windows  persuit^- "i'i,00        12.00   ,    16,00  t Summer UNDERWEAR  T  Special lines to clear  Regular       ..50 line for  "   Regular       ";65"line"for  Regular        1.001,'nefor.  B.V.D. Athletic suit-  /  4-  I  Y  &    Silk and Wool, Regular 4.00 per suit  *:* ~  ?  Y  t  ���Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ���>  .25  _.50_  .75  1.50  2.75  WILSON'S  FLY REPELLANT  The best repellant yet produced for  keeping Flies off your animals.  Recommended by the Dominion Experimental  Farms  PAY US $1.50  *    AND   GET   A  Noxall���Grass Catcher  WITH   METAL   BOTTOM  For catching the Grass when mowing your  Lawn  Its a  pleasure to use a Lawn  Mower with this attachment  T  Gallon Tins  Sprayers  each  Special  1.75  1.00  HAYING SEASON  We can supply the following lines  Scythes, Haying Forks, Snaths,   Hay Fork  Pulleys, Hand Rakes, Heavy Rope, Scythe  Stones,   Snatch Blocks, Forks,    Oil   Cans,  ���" ' Machine Oil, Whips ,    -  f  X  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  (Among the principal buildings  tfiat went up in smoke in the  gutted portion of the business  section were the following :  Dominion Government Posl  Office,'  Dominion Government Telegraph Office,  Ashcroft hotel and outbuilding,  Grane Central hotel,  , Harvey & Bailey's store and  warehouse.  Smith & Bryson's store,  'Bank of British North America  Northern Crown Baik  Huston's livery and feed sta-  bles,  Practically all of the buildingf  that comprise Ashcroft's Chinatown,    -  I 3&r- a considerable ^ portion of  'the night ther fire-ravaged towi'  was cut off from communication  with the outside world:   u �����������,+ ���,��**:.,���.,�����.   ��� ���    "��.    u  m,     - ...      . .  A,      ' next meeting authorizing the  borrow  The operator in the Govern-fIng()f $2f4po from the Wnkiin antici-  ment telegraph offlce and also thf pation of current revenue./' Solicitoi-  C.P.R. despatchers Stuck to their Grimmett informed that the bank now  keys and sent out what news they re(iui'red a sPeciaI Maw for every loan.  Bylaws 53 and 54 which authoriae the  raising of revenue from taxes for general expenses and maintenance of the  schools, respectively, were given final  readings and were adopted.  On the motion of Aldermen McGoran  and .lackson it was decided that Collector Priest be empowered to obtain  clerical assistance for a few weeks in  getting out the tax notices/  Present at the session were,  Greig and W. Cranna.  At the Adjourned Meeting  The new trades license bylaw introduced by Aid. Greig wasgivenn. further' lengthy consideration by the City  Council on Wednesday evening. . Progress was made with the debate and  some proposals; were accepted while  others were struck out. The bylaw will  be taken up again at a special meeting ��  on Monday evening next.  Under the clauses tentatively  adopted, on Wednesday, the license  fee  for  uu.iX -������-*-.��4.��=u   un*  cmusBb  ea, on Wednesday, the license  fee  for  with the care of a dog with a bone, lit-  billiard, pool and bagatelle tables will  erallv turnintr par-h nno ovq^t, ���;j��� . .���_  ... ..  .   ?  .  erally turning each one. every side up in  the closeness of their investigation.  Having spent well over an hour in examining the bylaw, and only finding  time to merely touch on the early  clauses, it was decided to consider the  matter further on Wednesday evening  at a special meeting to be devoted to  this matter alone.  Before doing so, however, it was decided on the motion of Aid. Cranna and  Aid. McGoran to strike out a clause  which would put a civic tax on all owners of cars, chaffeurs or t>ny persons  driving a~ car for hire. The decision  was come to largely on the ground that  such persons are already paying a government tax and that people owning  or driving automobiles into the city  and living outside it would be exempt,  as the city would have no power   to  tax^thejn:^-*-*!; .^_J.���7"7^ , .JL  rAId. McGoran, as chairman- of the  finance committee, gave notice of his  intention to introduce a bylaw at the  could gather about the fire unti  the flames) destroyed the wireF  where, they passed through the  burning section of the town. The  Government telegrsph office was  all aflame before the operator  there deserted his key.  Little insurance was carried  because of the high insurance  rates prevailing.  Merritt's Missing  Soldiers are  Now Prisoners  be in future���if the bylaw is not further amended later in these respects���  $5.00 for the first table aad $2.50 for  second and subsequent tables, for six  months, against $5.00 straight heretofore. The fees for running bowling alleys has been reduced from $5.00 to  $2.50. ln addition to the usual trading  license of $10.60 every six" months,  bakers will be required to pay an extra  fee of $5.00. Thefbanks, it is anticipated, may be taxed to the limit under'the  Municipal Act, $400, per year against  $100 now.  Solicitors are required to pay $10 insU ad  of $5.00 each half year; billposters $5.00  boxing promoters $20.00 per ��� day from  twelve  noon   to   midnight.   Chimney  sweepers-will get off with one"'lonely  dollar payable twice a year,  the Dominion Express and'Ja?y,. other express  companies must?pay~'$li00.''00j per Ijresr"  against $30.00r- There-will be a taxi>f''  $2,00 for each vehicle'usedfor hire or  profit, as before, but the maximum fee''*  is   now   $10.00.   A   clause' taxing all  ���  keepers ot cows was struck but. "    ,  "As stated these   are proposals ten- -  tatively accepted, and all are liable  to  revisionas a new bylaw is to be drafted by Aid Greig,   Solicitor Grimmett, i  City "Clerk Priest.  �� The bylaw in its present form presents many difficulties in that'it is based on the Vancouver bylaw. Vancouver  Council under a special charter has taxation privileges which cannot be followed in Merritt.  The $2,40o loan bylaw introduced by  Mayor j Aid.  McGoran' was   advanced to the  m  ;>X0X>k$$  ss#l��r  mmm  A. Jackson, Aldermen A. McGoran, R.   third reading stage.  GROCERIES  JL+   \Canned Salmon,  ���*���  ���*���  ���*���  ���i*  Soda" Biscuits,  Corn Starch;  Potato Flour, ���  Salad Oj\,    1 gal. tin',  Royal Crown Soap,  Shaker Salt '  Robin Starch,  -Macaroni, ,  tin  tin  -pkg.  each  6 bars.  box  Pkg.  I pkgs.  ' .25  .30  .10  . .15  1.75  .25  .15  .15  .25,  Place your orde'rs early for  BINDER TWINE  Avoid delays in haying operations by getting  your machines in repair  early.    Leave your  orders with.us for repairs for  McCormick Mowers and Rakes  ���J*   Preserving Cherries,  We  per crate 2.25  Close at ONE o'clock on  WEDNESDAYS  ?  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Coming like a ray of bright  sunshine through the dark clouds  of anxiety and suspense which  hovered over the homes of their  relatives in the city is the official  announcement that AndrewPaton  and Tom Smith, of Merritt, and  William. Ross,   of Middlesboro,  who some three weoks ago were  posted as "missing," are prisoners of war at Dulmen, Westphalia,  Germany,     The intimation  was receivedxon  German Prison  Camp postcards,duly filled in and  dated from June 5th to Jnne Sth,  arriving last night's mail.  Relatives and friends of J.Wilcox, Leslie Cook ancf W. Single,  ton colleagues of those known to  be prisoners have had their hopes  brightened,although similar communications have not been received as yet. The postcards  are filled in by the Merritt boys  in their own handwriting.  Methodists Hold Twenty-  Fifth  Annual  Picnic  The residents of the Nicola Valley  celebrated-Dominion day,-July lst;very  enjoyably at Lower Nicola,where a day  j spent with sports provided a happy  ' time for some hundreds of people|young  and old. The weather was bright with  occasional light showers which, however,  ,were more beneficial than harmful.  Arranged, by the Methodists, the picnic was the twenty-fifth annual event,  having been held every year, with one  exception since 1890. The great majority of the'patrons of Saturday's event  travelled hy rail: from Merritt and so  great was the tax on the accommodation on the morning train the local officials were kept at full speed issuing tickets to the crowd until some half hour  after the train .was due to depart, while  car had to be added toUhe  a special  "train.  Every description of sports events  for young and old was found in the program, while a baseball match in which  Canford Mill defeated Merritt surely,  proved quite an attraction!  A splendid dinner, prepared and served by people of the dis trict,. and comprising most appetising products of the  dairy and ranch was loid in a marquee,  while the ice cream and candy tent was  was always a scene of great activity.  The latter was in charge of William  Riley, and the takings were some $125.  Over $85 was taken at the refreshment  tent, It is probable that the Methodists will raise $150 net as a result of  their energetic efforts.  Big Order For  Canford Mills  Y i > \        - ��� ������;  The Rev'. J. J. Johnson of Gordeh-  head, Victoria, who has been appoint,  ad by the Presbyterian Assembly t(  the charge of St. Andrews Church',  Merritt, arrived in the city last week  end and on Sunday occupied the pulpit  for the first time. The new minister  nade a distinctly favorable impression  as a preacher, it is said, holding the  close attention of his congregation  throughout as he delivered his sermon"  without reference to notes.  The Canford mills of the Nicola Valley Pine Kumber Co., which have been  running day and night for some months  past continue to preseut scenes of  great industrial activity. An order has  been received lately for no less than  one hundred cars, ior delivery in Alberta, with the prospect of a further  fifty cars'being required for the same  destination.  Logging is booming in B.C. just now.  The big order received from Alberta  indicates the upward trend of business  conditions throughout the Dominion.  Mr. and Mrs, O. B. N. Wilkie  and their two daughters arrived  in town last night from Victoria, J  High School Held  Summer Dance  Some twenty couples were present at  the K.P. Hall on Tuesday evening when  the High School pupils and their friends  enjoyed a summer dance.   An interesting program was carried through, Fred  McGoran being M.C., Miss Stokes,Miss  Sutherland (Lytton), Messrs. R. Morrison and J.   Fairley contributing the  music.   Mrs Grimmett and Mrs. G. F.  Ransom attended as chaperones.   Refreshments were daintily served  towards midnight.   At the' invitation  of  W. Netherton, Principal.Morribsey addressed a few words to the guests.   In  the company wero several young people  from Nicola and LowerJNicola. *  Read the MERCO advertisement  WIMSiMmjm Friday, July 7, 1916  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  TWO  HALL  In the City of Merritt  in    K. P.    HALL  Has seating accommodation for 300 persons and is open for rent  Public Meetings $4.00 per night.    Dances, Entertainments, etc., $7.00  The 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 even/ Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.     Pythian Sisters  meet Second and Fourlh Thursdays at S p.m.  Stands Beside  His Own Grave  The New " Eggs  Marks Act"  Publisher  THE   NICOLA   VALLEY  NEWS  Published Every Friday  : Edward C. Bell - Editor: Ernest B. Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions,  payable  in  advance,  ?2.00   per year in  Canada.  Britain.  United St��*cs aud I'oreign Countries, $2.50.  Great  Addiess :   The Nicola Valley News, P. O. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B. C.  LOCAL LIBERAL POLITICS  The local public who are interested in provincial politics and are  partisans of either of the two great parties must regret to notice the low  ebb to which our contemporary is descending for political purposes.  Seldom can a most virulent and unscrupulous paper have printed such  a tissue of misleading and inaccurate statements and childish inventions  as was contained in the Herald " report" of the Yale Central Conservative Association, published last week. For a paper to devote over a  column of type to magnifying a petty incident between a delegate and  the occupier .of a room adjoining the hall-where the meeting was held  into an assertion that one man, a prospector, was " agin the Government," to assert that all shades of conflict exist among members cf  the Conservative party, and to give a few inches to misreporting the  actual meeting is in itself condemnatory. *  Although there was a long string of falsehoods printed about Mr.  Lucas we found no mention of any kind of Mr. Walters, his opponent,  whom we know well enough to believe will condemn such piffle as  strongly as any persons present at the meeting.  As complete harmony existed among the delegates and undiluted  enthusiasm was very noticeable throughout the session, it is apparent  that the Herald lamely endeavored to counteract the influence of this  condition by maliciously manufacturing statements insinuating the opposite. Dealing with a few of the inaccuracies, which covered the  " report'' as if cast from a pepper box, we would inform the Herald  that the local member did not make the slightest"reference*to anything  which could be twisted into a remark urging his followers to " get right  into harness and make a strong effort to bring back into the fold those  Conservatives who seemed to have either jumped the traces or are preparing to do so." Statements like these show how " personal friends,"  " safe bets," and " rumours'.' helped in the compilation of the " report"  of the meeting.   ,  Mr. Lucas was so touched by the exhibition of loyalty 'shown  by his party that he confided to a personal friend that  it does not look very good in the Nicola Valley. v  The reception that was accorded the legislator was so sympathetic that he has not recovered from it to this day so  WE ARU RELIABLY INFORMED.  It is a safe bet that when the election' comes round Mr.  Lucas, if he is still in the race, will not receive the vote of  every man who voted for him that day.  Rumours are afloat that Mr. Lucas is seriously considering  the matter of withdrawing from the race.  Rumour also has it that two Conservatives in this Valley  the other day were arguing the possible outcome when one of  . them offered to bet the other that Mr. Lucas would lose his  deposit, etc.  Such absurd, untruthful and childish statements as above quoted  must compel even most ardent Liberals to regret that the local sheet is  capable of stooping to such low depths for the sake of politics.  The attention to the Herald is bestowing upon Mr.' Lucas and the  persistent way in which it is discarding Mr. Wallers is certainly flattering to one if not the other. "���*  ASHCROFT'S CALAMITY  It is with widespread feelings of regret that the residents of the Nicola  Valley heard of the calamity that visited Ashcroft. If, as is feared,  many of the losers are only partially insured, severe hardship will be  experienced by a number of individuals and companies. But optimists  are not scarce in Ashcroft. The spirit of dogged determination so inseparably associated with the hardy and picturesque prospectors who  packed out of the historic town in the distant days along the Cariboo  trails, still clings to the prominent citizens of tlje present day. The  town will undoubtedly be rebuilt. And, when the most poignant pangs  of the disaster have passed away, the community will benefit.'  Nicola Valley residents extend the hand of sympathy to their afflicted  neighbors in Ashcroft.  ���       *       ���  The Provincial election date has been set for Thursday, September  14th, the nominations of candidates will be taken Thursday, August 3.  The different politcal craft will now be clearing their decks ior action.  Let the fight in Yale be a clean one, even if there will be hard hitting*  and let Conservatives and Liberals alike determine to make it so.  ii  TONIGHT! TONIGHT!!  Mr. Barnes of New York," 6 Parts  And a Screaming Comic  THE   REX   THEATRE.  Lieut. Marcus Grimmett, nephew of City Solicitor M.L. Grimmett, of Merritt, and who is now  serving in France, had rather an  odd experience recently according to a letter which was received  from him by his father, J. F.  Grimmett, of Grimmett P.O.  Some time ago it appears Lieut  Grimmett lost his identification  tag. A body was found with  the tag and was buried as that of  Lieut. Grimmett and a nice little  cross erected to the memory of  the officer. Lieut. Grimmett had  the novel experience of standing  bo his own grave ono day while  wandering about. He found his  name neatly engraven in the  wooden cross and the circumstances of his death. In his letter he asks his father not to  credit any story of his having  been buried as he is still "kicking strongly."  Lieut. Grimmett left B.C. as a  private and was promoted on the  field, which is a great honor. He  was given special leave in London for the purpose of securing  suitable uniform, In the letter  Lieut. Grimmett says "the weather is fine and warm and the  nights are just the kind that  make you dream of home. They  particularly remind me of the  nights I spent up the North Arm"  He further remarks that he had  received his mbther's last letter  safely and that "there is no  .cause whatever to worry."  ��� Lieut. Grimmett, was a former  High School student in Vancouver  and made the trip to Australia  with the High School Cadets in  1912.  Where Man's True  Greatness Lies  Speaking at the City-Hall on  Friday,1 on" the."occasion of the  awarding of rolls of honor to  school children. Principal L. E.  Morrissey expressed sentiments  which we were unable to print  last week, owing to the lack of  space, but which we now record,  He said: "A man's greatness is  not in wealth or in the position  he holds nor yet in his intellectual capacity, but a man's true  greatness lies in the consciou-  ness of an honest purpose in life,  founded on a just estimate of  himself and everything else, on a  steady obedience to the rule  which he knows to be right, without troubling himself about what  others may think or say, or whether they don't do what he says  and thinks ahd does,  CORRESPONDENCE  To the Editor,  Nicola Valley News  Reports have beerTcurrerit from  time to time that I, the undersigned, have- made statements  that would lead some persons to  believe that I have been speaking  along unpatriotic lines, also that  I am of German descent. This  is false, and I am willing to take  out an affidavit at any time that  I am a Canadian, born in the  County of Preseott, Ontario. My  father lived in the Dominion for  81 years and never lived outside  of Canada since coming to the  country from Ireland when he  was,twelve years old. My mother was Canadian horn. I have  never said nor done anything  against the welfare of my country. I have, by the way, lived in  the Nicola Yallev for four years,  Thanking you, Mr. Editor, for  allowing me this opportunity of  flatly   contradicting   statements  being circulated about me.  Yours etc.,  James Brownrigg  Canford, B.C.,  ���  July 4, 1916,  The Forward Adult Bible Class  which meets" at the Methodist  Church every Sunday afternoon  will follow their discussion on  the scripture.  The "Eggs Marks Act," recently passed by the legislative  assembly at Victoria, contains a  number of clauses which are of  the greatest interest to both the  poultry farmer and the consumer  while it also contains numerous  instructions to the retail and  other merchants.  Every person carrying on the  business of selling "first-grade  eggs," which mean all fresh eggs  which may be used for boiling  purposes, must placard the receptacle containing the eggs with  a sign composed of letters not  less than four inches in height,  stating the name or the province  or country of origin, and the additional words "Fresh," "Cold  Storage," or preserved." "Preserved " applies to eggs in which  the natural deterioration has been  prevented or arrested by any  means, process or treatment  whatsoever.   s   '  A similar rule applies to "second grade eggs," which must  bear a placard " Cooking Eggs,"  which means any eggs "that are  unsuitable for other than cooking  purposes."  In addition to the above, every  preserved egg must have the  word "Preserved" stamped upon it,. while every Chinese eg*  must bear an inscription "Chinese.'1 All these stamps are to  be formed of gothic letters and  are to be printed in durable ink,  and must be .perfectly legible.  All boxes or other receptables  containing eggs are to be plainly  marked with the country of origin of the eggs as well as the  grade.  Manufacturers, bakerie3, restaurants, hotels and similar places  using Chinese eggs' are to hang  conspicuous signs in their premises on which are stated in letters  not less than four inches high,  the words -'' Chinese eggs. used  here,'\ or "Chinese eggs sold  here," as the case may be.  By Auto to the  Sunny Okanagan  An automobile party comprising J. Leitch, P. J. Ransom, O:  Ragsdale, Barry Reid, Er C. Bell  and W. and C. Huston, drivers,  left Merritt at 12.30 a.m. on Saturday morning and reached Vernon at 7.30 a.m., thus covering  the 129 miles of snake-like road  in a night drive of seven hours.  During the trip the party met  several Nicola Valley soldiers in  training at Vernon camp, while  the Armstrong sports for the soldiers were enjoyed.  Despite skilful and careful driving by the Huston brothers the  return journey proved a lengthy  and tiring one. (Owing to en-  countering-heavy rains and heavy  roads and considerable tire trouble the party were on the road  for 20 hours before reaching  Merritt at 1.30 o'clock on Monday  afternoon. The inconveniences  and worries were considerably  lightened, however, by the kindness of distant ranchers. At  Monty Creek, Rancher C. Russell  and Sergt. Leitch, both of Erin's  Isle, settled the Irish question,  hunged Casement, closed the war,  and cleaned up the world's biggest political questions without  trouble. Mr. Russell, by the  way, served as lieutenant with  Lieut.-Col. C. L, Flick in the  same regiment in the South African war. Hospitality was also  shown by Mr. J. Bulman at hit  fine ranch- hear Kamloops. -  The Mystery of 666  Did you notice that the great  sea battle occurred on the 666th  Jay of tbe war ; that Lord Kitr  chener was in his 66th year,  whilst the news of his death was  received on the 6th day of the 6th  month of 1916. And I have heard  that the crew of the Hampshire  numbered 666. Strange isn't it?;  asks "John Bull." j  The  Coldwater Hotel,  "It's M Comfort."  Headquarters of Mining Men and  Commercial Men  Merritt is the gateway to the rich Copper Gold properties of Aspen  Grove, Mamette Lake aud 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 ho:el  of Merritt: '   Hot and Cold  Water. "Rooms' with Baths. Five large Sample Rooms  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are daily from our Ranch  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  Proprietor  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  Only Prime Goods   1   PRIME   BEEF,   MUTTON  AND  PORK  PREMIUM BACON AND HAMS  FRESH PURE PORK SAUSAGE  Creamery Butter, Ranch Eggs.     '        -   Lettuce, Celery, etc.  'Prices Lowest  Quality Highest -  Nicola Valley Meat Market  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter fnd  Contractor,  -   Let me figure on your next job���no matter how small  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed  P-. O.  BOX   219, merritt, B. g.  PHILIP    MCLEAN,  CONTRACTOR  Estimates given on any kind of Building Work  No Job Too Small ���  Electric Lighting  Supplies, and  Electrical Fittings  All Goods at Lowest Prices  Storeand-Office :_Opposite__Coldwater���HoJeJL  HI LECKIE SHOES 11|  NO other shoe made ia superior to the genuine-  LECKIE.     Pay no attention to the statement "as good as a LECKIE," because the  superiority .of LECKIE BOOTS AND SHOES-  rpj . ...    have  long since been  firmly  established  and  I he  quality  goes 11\   have Btood the te8t of the very haidest use  before the tiame goes   possible.  rn    ibni'   ei  I PCKIP       ^e farmer> tne miner, the boys in khaki in  cn���inai s a m^c^i^ijz    the trtnches have found LECKIE BOOTS th*  logical Loot for real comfort and long service.  P&ade in  British Columbia  LECKIE  BOOTS  are-the " economical-in-the-long-run " boots for  the business and professional man as well as the  farmenor miner. There is a LECKliU for every  purpose���for every use.  AT   LEADING   DEALERS  Built for Wear, Style & Comfort f  Three  THE NICOLA" VALLEY NEWS.  Friday,  July 7, 1916  *  *  X  *  *  v  f  I  BANKofTQRONTO!  MERRITT i  Wish to remind all their Savings Bank Cus- *  tomers ihat the Interest   for   the   half-year ~ X  ending May 31 st last, has been  added  to *  all Savings Accounts,   and  they will be '���:���  pleased to enter the same in all pass-books >      .*:���  on their being presented. ��  CAPITAL AND RESERVE $11,000,000 ?  Installation of  K. of P. Officers  MERRITT BRANCH  A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager  �����������{�����*����������������*.*������� ����������������**���  ���:���**������**������:���**������  M. L GRIMMETT, LLB.  BARIIISTEK.   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  J. A  Solicitor  MAUGHAN  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank ��f Toronto  Voght    Street, Merritt  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  LODGES  COURT UNITY, K0/-9205.  A. 0. F.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGU-  LATIONS.     N  PRANK 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. & A. M.  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  ArF. Rankine  WM.  L.O.L, 1701  Merritt Lodge  Regular meetings in the Oddfellows'  Hall on the "first and third Fridays in  each month at 7.SO 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  Piovince 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. Not  more 'than 2,560 acres will he leased to  oue 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 musi  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurvey-  ed territory the tract applied for shall  be staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of ^flve  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 theiepn. 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 12th June,  1914.  For full information' application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of, the Interior, Ottawa, or  to any-Agent or Sub-Agent of Domin  Ion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior  N.B.���Unauthorized   publication   oj  this  advertisement. will, not be pa(f  for. -83575.  Some fifty K.P.'s gathered together at the lodge room on  Wednesday evening for the installation of officers for the ensuing term. A happy time was  spent by all with music, stories  aud refreshments. Reports showed that despite the extraordinary  general conditions prevailing and  the number of removals���to the  front and e'sew here���the membership is increasing and there  are signs of healthy progress in  all directions. There are 14 K.  P.'s seiving the colors.  D.G.C. Tom Clark installed to  office the following,���  CC L. Clarke  V.C Geo. Maxwell  Prel H. MeKibbon  K.R. &s J. Simpson  m.o.f Tom. Clarke  M. of ex R. Morrison  M. at a W. Nelson  I- G J. Rintoul  O. G J. Hoggan.  How Cigarettes  Are Appreciated  On Tuesday, at the Provincial  Courthouse, Magistiate Morgan  imposed fines of ten dollars,and  costs and five dollars and costs  respectively on James Cummings  and James Davidson, both of Canford. They were charged with  assaulting Martin Brownrigg, a  member of the government road  gang of which J. Rhodes is foreman. Charges that complainant  had made unpatriotic remarks or  that his actions; at any time were  of an unpatriotic nature were  emphatically denied by Brownrigg.  Mr. and Mrs. R.-Strachan aud  went to Princeton on Saturday  and took in the,sports.  The following is one of many  postcards received by the Postmaster in acknowledgment of  cigarettes and tobacco provided  by subscriptions taken at the  postoffioe wicket,  By a peculiar coincidence the  writer of the card below comes  from a fellow townsman of the  postmaster. Among other cards  j received '"s also one from G.  Armitage well known here, he  being a sapper in the 7th Field  Company Canadian engineers.  This post card was enclosed in  a pocket of cigarettes and tobacco  with which I along with the remainder of our company was issued with today. Therefore I  write you these few lines thanking you very kindly for the gift,  and I assure you they were  thoroughly appreciated. I was  pleased to see this particular  package and card come from B.C.  as I am a B. C. man, I belong to  Nanaimo, and er listed with the  North Vancouver Engineers,  Capt. Ward o. c. Although we  are only doing our duty, gifts  like these especially from our  home province show us we are  not forgotten out here.  Thanking you again  1 remain yours truly  Geo. Kneen.  iS  Fred Gay, of the Canadian Engineers, who is in England,' has  been promoted to corporal.  0 .Mr.-and.JVTrs..-H. S. Cleasby  were passengers ,on the coast-  bound train leaving Coutlee on  Saturday morning. '  Miss Fadden, principal of JNic-  ola school, left on Tuesday for  Victoria where she will spend her  summer vacation.  Tonight, at the Rex the special  six parts Vitagraph feature film  entitled "Mr. Barnes of New  York," a thrilling drama will be  shown. - The plot is woven  around a Corsican vendetta, a  bride, and her husband, a naval  offiicer, and makes a dramatic  story- of interest. The program  will conclude with a screaming  comic film,  Photographs  of the Best  No Time like the present  to have your Photo taken  Think it over, and then call and  ' ��ee samples at the City Studio.  Chas. F. 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 vbrand.  Cattle branded G S right ribs, ventei  when sold bar over brand.  Horses branded | [ | left or right shoulder  Horses branded perpendicular bar over  V left or right shoulder.  Vent for horses when sold is bar over  brand.������There is a Reward of $150.00  offered'for information that will lead  to conviction of. anybody Stealing or  Killing any of our Stock.  F. F. Ward, Manager  In a letter sent to a friend in  the city, Sergt. William Murray  states he   believes  with   many J  others that all available British  ers are needed at the front.  Deputy Game Warden G. Lodwick left1 Nicola on Tuesday  morning's train for the Coast to  join the camp of the Engineers  at North Vancouver.  Owing to His Honor Judge  Swanson being detained by protracted judicial work in the  Boundary Country, the Yale  County Court which' should have  opened here on Wednesday has  been postponed for a week, to  Wednesday, July 12th.  In B. C. 217 returned soldiers  have reported themselves to the  Provincial Returned Soldiers Aid  Commission. 173' applied for  employment, and 151 have beeri^  found positions, according to the  June issue of the Military Hos-  nitals Commission Bulletin just to  hand from Ottawa.  SUPPORT TH  CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FU  Branch organizations have a double dutv to perform. They are expected to do all in their power  to increase the resources of'the common fund and  to see that soldiers' dependents residing in the  district under their control are not in want. In  the first, the experience of the past fifteen months  has shown that they may expect the ready and  generous support of the Canadian public. Private  individuals, business houses, societies, schools,  clubs, municipal, town and country council's are  all co-operating to provide an adequate fund for  the support of soldiers families.  REMEMBER THE WIVES AND FAMILIES  OF SOLDIERS IN THE TRENCHES  AND  SUPPORT THE NICOLA VALLEY FUND  The Newsy Pars  Dr. Gillis was at Quilchena the  first of the week.  Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Armstrong  were pleasure trippers to the  Sunny Okanagan last week end.  Mrs. C. Mcintosh, of Voght  Reserve, was the guest of Mr.  and Mrs. Thompson, at the'S X  ranch, last week end. The party  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  A< the Sewing Seaton 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.  motoring to Princeton on Saturday for the sports.  " Launching of Christian Missionary Enterprise," will be the  subject for consideration at next  week's Epworth League meeting.  John Dodding will open the pub-  ject.   .  For Rent  Hall  over  the   "Nicola  ;Volley News " Office  Suitable for Lodge Meetings  LOW RENT  .,  Apply A. N. B. ROGERS  For Sale  Good Ranch Team  Mare and Gelding, 7 and 10 '  years old respectively. Gelding good roadster.     Weight  2,300 lbs.  Apfcly Box M, " News " Officii  ��. . -1 .; .:<  WHEN YOU VISIT   . .  VICTORIA  STAY AT THE  BRUNSWICK HOTEL  cor. Yates and Douglas  Under the management of Mr. and Mra.  J. B. Plumb, late of Merritt.  Freeing himself from the cares  and worries of teaching for a  time, Principal L. E. Morrissey,  of the local schools, left this week  for the mountains north of Nicola  where he will assist O. N. B.  Wilkie, surveyor, for a few  weeks, to get a complete change  and rest.  Owing to a clerical error the  last name in the list of promotions from junior third to senior  third, division four, published  last week, was handed to the  press inadvertently. We are  asked by the teacher, Miss  Thompson, to make this correction. V  Mrs." J. Paton and son Willie,  were visitors to Princeton last  Saturday.  An enjoyable time was spent  by the Misses!Nellie and Dolly  Heslop at Princeton on Dominion  Day.  Wanted���Lady to represent  Spirella Corset Company in the  Nicola Valley. Apply Mrs. H. E.  Gate, Dunsmuir Hotel, Vancouver  ~~ MissTNellie Heslop anJMrsTR.  S. Brown with 1041 and 770 coupons, respectively, have won the  diamond rings presented by the  proprietor of the Rex Theatre in  connection with the serial picture, "The Diamond Ring," recently concluded.  Geo. David?", formerly of  Miichell & Davidson, contractors  is in an Edinburgh Hospital recovering from several shell  wounds in both legs. One limb  is fit again and the other is pro  gressing favorably.  Miss Gregg, of the city schools  teaching staff, left on Saturday  to spend her summer vacation at  her home at New Westminster.  Mrs. Nunneley.of the teaching  staff of the city schools, left on  The  Correct  Thing     x  I have just received a few patterns of'  Real Irish Suitings  These   patterns   are   exclusive,  land were picked up by the Semi-  1 ready Tailoring Company's British  buyer on a recent visit to  Belfast.  This is the sort of Cloth worn by  the English Squires and is much  in evidence at the Derby.  As there are only Six Suit lengths  to each pattern you are requested  to place your order right away  and save disappointment.  The Price per Three Piece Suit is  $28.00  ANDREW EWART  The  City Tailor,  (Opposite Bank of Toronto)  x-*-x>*X"X��X"X"X��X'*******  Palace Bakery  |  Saturdayto" spend hersummer * Brea��,  Cakes> Pa8try   et~  vacation at her "home at Truro,  Nova Scotia.  Miss D. Sutherland, daughter  of D. G. Sutherland of Lytton, is  in town spending a few day vacation with her college chum,  Miss Stokes.  Mrs. Bullen,   of Middlesboro,  visited Princeton on Saturday.  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.  Frank Evans, salesman of the  Imperial Oil Co., was'in the city  this week selling oil and telling,  stories .with his usual   musical,  HESLOP'S MEAT MARKET  FOR  PRIME  BEEF,  MUTTON,  PORK  AND  FOWL  FRUIT AND VEGETABLES  EXTRA   SPECIAL   SHIPMENT   OF  Cherries,Plums, Tomatoes, Cucumbers  LOCAL  MUTTON  "STORE   OP   QUALITY"   Our Motto  Mr. and Mrs. JH. 0. Meeker,  of Canford, left the wood pile for  a couple of days last week end  and "Forded " to the Okanagan  visiting Vernon.  Hot Pies every Saturday.  j W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor  ���*���*������*���  X  !*,X"X"X"X"X"5'  /"\UR Prices are reasonable  HERE THEY ARE  Mrs. I. Eastwood, of Merritt,  and the, Misses Olson, ot Cold-  water Valley, were visitors to  the Princeton Dominion Day  sports.  X: The many friends of Mrs. Fred  Lauder, of the Triangle ranch,  Quilchena, will regret to know  that she has been a patient in the  hospital this week suffering from  internal troubles.  Some nineteen young friends  of Mrs. Welfare paid a surprise  to^ her home on Saturday evening  after the picnic at Lower Nicola,  and helped her to celebrate her  birthday. Games, music and  dancing were enjoyed.  15c.  25c.  4c.  5c.  6c.  Developing any size roll of Six-  exposures  Film Packs  PRINTS  (Glossy or dull finish)  All sizes up to 2 1-4 by 3 1-4  2 1-2x4 1-4 and 3 1-4x4 1-4  3 1-4x5 1-2, 4 x 5 and Postals  Larger sizes in proportion.     AU prints  made in dull finish, except where otherwise oidered  This  is   all  hand work  remember, ���no  machines  Bridgman's Studio,  627 Granville Street  VANCOUVER -        B. C.  TERiVlS���Cash in advance.    If you remit too much we will credit you on your  next older or return the change.  Gents Outfitter Fred Reid, Engineer Tim Laws and Station  Agent Shore were visitors to the  Princeton Dominion Day sports,  - }i'     ?l  i1      il.  ' /��� -��i.  ' ,'>.     \.i.!'''  '���'<��'"'/.' 'J's:^ ,VV Vii'.nvJ \  tcir  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, -July 7, 1916  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  'Che House of diTerit in  MERRITT, - - B.C.  L  We haoe 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.  Progress in the Coquihalla Section  of the Near Cut to the Coast  }  The Clydesdale  STALLIONS:  VICTOR HUOO  AND  MAJOR  HUGO  "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  Corsmtvrhg May 3, " VICTOR  17w GO " will stand  Every Wednesday,  At D. Munro's Stables,  MERRITT,  From 10'a.m. to 5 p.m., and  During the rest of,the Week at the  Dodding Ranch at Lower Nicola.  Chief of Police  Monthly Report  Chief of Police" Willgoose's  monthly report, for June, states  that there were ten ���cases in  which fines were imposed and  paid, one case committed for tria,!,  one serving two months, on suspended sentence, two; dismissed  one. Police court fines and costs  aggregated during the month  $198 ; work done by prisoners  $26.25,; meals supplied to prisoners $36.50 ; meals paid for by  prisoners $5.50.  E. G. White, of Ottawa, arrived in the city last night, registering at the Adelphi Hotel.  "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.  I have secured the local agency for the  Cascade Laundry Co.  of Vancouver.   All linen must be handed in by Monday Evening if delivery in  wanted Saturday evening of  the same  week.   Price list on application.  ANDREW  EWART, The City Tailor.  There will be services at St.  Michaels church next Sunday at  8 a. m. and at 11 a. m., but no  evening service. The vicar will  hold service at Nicola at 7.30 p, m.  0 Law  J. L. Buttervv.orth came down  from the Summit on Saturday to  spend the holiday in.the city, returning on the' K. V. R. train on  Monday morning.  Mr. and Mrs. Langley and Mr.  and Mrs. A. N. B. Rogers formed  an automobile .party that spent  the holiday week end happily on  a trip to Kamloops and" district,  taking in the Knutsford show en  route, and returning Via Savona  and Mamette Lake.  In the neighborhood of Romeo and  Niago, some eight or ten miles from  Summit in the direction of Hope on the  new cut-off line great difficulties have  been and still are being experienced by  the railroad construction men camped  there under the charge of Engineer  Greenwood.  Sdme idea of the obstacles with which  they have to contend can be gathered  from the fact thit near Niago it was  necessary to cut a tunnel, 6 feet by 8  feet, through an immense slide which  brought thousands of tons of snow and  rock to the track from a very precipitous mountain.     The line is now about  clear of slides. It is quite open along  the fifty miles from Merritt to Romeo.  The Ladner Creek bridge at Hope end  is completed and tbe line trom Hope to  the bridge is clear. Last week several  cars of steel rails passed through Merritt, from Summit, and went via Spences Bridge, to Hope, to be used on the  last stretch of two and quarter miles  where tracks have still to be laid.  In the neighborhood of a hundred men  are engaged in the construction camps.  There 'is still considerable work to be  done in grading, lifting and ballasting  along several miles of the road and on  bridges and snowsheds.  !     GROCERIES  : At Lowest Prices  Miss Violet Lawson, who has  resigned her position on the staff  of the local schools, was a passenger on Tuesday morning s train  for Vancouver, where she will  spend a vacation with her friend  Miss Hawe before proceeding to  Victoria. Miss Lawson will be  missed in many local circles, especially by the St.' Michaels  Church choir of which she was  leading soprano and soloist.'  FOR-SALE-  An Imported  Holstein Bull  Two-and-half years old,   in  excellent condition.  Apply W..FOSTER, Aspen  Grove  (SIS'  C^'-y> c.y) ==.  afg3MEgaas��afe  Afro/n  \:wm  FreslrnianYe&r  to  Senior  Or. Tutill was called to Canford  on Wednesday evening an accident having occurred near the  reserve. Indian John Anderson  and Klootchman Susan were driving in a rig when a swivel tree  broke, lhe_ horses_were_scared  and dashed off, Susan being  thrown out and badly bruised.  Anderson steered the team into  a tree, sustaining cuts about the  head and body through the col  lision.  NOTICE  BfcS^j^B flie one constant,  |,!���r reliable companion  o�� every student is  Watermans@)Fountam Pen  Tl��n vvn >Uh   <Ajy t>i��    Clip-Cop  because it writes nt the very first  stroke, writes steadily and Iceeps on  writing fill tlie Inst drop of ink in the  pen is exhausted. The Clip-Cap keeps  it always nt hand ready for instant use  in thc iceturc-room, examination-room,  study, on the car,���anywhere. Sold  by the best dealers everywhere. ,  L. E. WATERMAN COMPANY, LTD.  '     107 Notre Dame Street West,  MONTREAL  IN THE ESTATE OF CHARLES  WILLIAM RINGLEB THOMSON  DECEASED, LATE OF VICTORIA  B. O.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  all creditors and other persons having  any claims or demands against the  Estate sof 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 19 th day of April,  1916, by the Executors therein named, are hereby required to send in  particulars of their claims duly verified to the undersigned on or before  the 20th day of July, 1916.  And notice is hereby given that  after that -date the said Executors  will proceed to distribute the assets  of the deceased among the parties  entitled thereto having" regard only  to the claims of which the said Executors shall then have notice, and  that the said Executors will not be  liable for the assets or any part thereof so distributed to any person of  whose debt or claim they shall not  then have had notice.  Dated this 20th day of April, A.D.,  1916.  CREASE & CREASE  410 Central Building,  Victoria, B. C.  Solicitors for the Executors.  F-15-7. -    .  Local Ranch Butter,  Ingersol Cheese  Peanut Butter  Delicious Mar me lade  Pure Honey  The.'very choicest      per lb. .40  per pkt. .17  per jar .23 and .35  per jar .23  per jar .27  Cubes  Sliced,  Raspberry Jam,  Pineapple,  Pineapple,  Crisco  Devilled Ham  Extra Choice Prunes  Veai Loaf  Tomato Catsup  Nabob Salmon  Not-a-Seed Raisins  McLaren's Imperial Cheese  Sugar  Laundry Starch  Onions. All Solid  Montserrat Lime Fruit Juice -;  Pure Malt Vinegar  4 lb. tins,   While it lasts, per tin .65  Sarge tins  Large and juicy  2 tins for .25  each .20  2 tins for .65  3 tins for .20  per lb. .17  per tin .20  . per'bot. .25  per tin .25  per pkt. .15  per jar .33 and .60  10 lb. bags 1.15  3cpkts. .25  .4 lbs. ,25  .50 and .95.  per bot. .27  t  *  *  *  *  *  *  v  Boys' Bathing Suits size 28, 32     <    eacK,?50  Boy's Shirts and Blouses -   fit up to age 16, .60 and .65  ftew stock of Washing Prints and Ginghams  All nice patterns at 121-2, .15, .17, and .20 per. yd.  Girls' Navy Serge Suits      ���"'   size 26, 28, 30,   each 1.50  Ladies Cotton Vests All sizes each .20  Children's White Cotton Stockings per pr. .25  THE  MJ^RFtlTT  ^^^J.^^^.^.^.^.^.4.^.^.^.4.4.^.^���^.^i^���^���^������^">';.<^���^;^���'I~^���*���5���'^������^���^^,���5���������^,^���^^������^���^���^���^���^���5���  Serious Illness  of Residents  Two .Merritt ladies are in an  extremely low state of health .as  we go to press, and their condition in each case is causing  considerable anxiety. -  The sympathetic feelings of  the community will be extended  to Mr ahd Mrs. A. W. Strickland  and Mrs. Warren in the serious  illmess of Mrs. Hirsch, mother of  Mrs. Strickland and Mrs. Warren, also to the family and relatives of Mrs. Alfred Collett  who is dangerously ill with typhoid fever. Her sister , Mrs.  Cleasby has been wired to return  home from the Coast.  , Fred Raspberry, of Nicola,  was wounded amidst terrible  scenes of war's desolation. While  he lay on the ground incapacitated three colleagues, who were  rendering assistance to Rasp-,  berry, were killed by a^ shell before hid eyes. A letter from Pte.  Raspberry will appear in next  weeks "News."  A very pleasurable birthday  party took place la3t Tuesday at  the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cumberland in honor of their little  daughter Alice.  What a remarkable and- spontaneous outburst by communicative Liberals on the main line to  our contemporary this week ! We  wondered why Mr. Walters was  thumping his typewriter a few  days ago,   Now we know !  Dies Suddenly  _   at Coalmont  Henry Brooks, aged 59, of  Brookmere, K.V.R., died suddenly on Sunday at Coalmont from  heart failure. Deceased, who  leased _t_he Coalmont Hotel, had  attended the sports at Princeton  on Dominion Day and shortly before midnight that night returned  to his home. During the day,  however, he complained of not  being in his usual health. Mr.  Brooks was known to many people in this city. Brookmere was  named after him, he had a quarter section.there. The funeral  took place at Brookmere on Tuesday.  Letters hav^e been received in  the Valley * from Lieut. Colonel  Matthews informing how he was  injured by shell wounds while in  the trenches, receiving- injuries  to his back and a scalp wound.  He is at present in London. An  X-ray examination ( of his head  happily showed no trace of any  fracture to the skull. Two officers close to Lieut. Colonel Mat:  thews were killed by the shell  which wounded him. ' ���  Mrs. A. S. -Howes and Mrs. T.  Smith and their families wil  leave tomorrow for Vancouver  and will reside with their res  pective sisters, Mrs. Turner and  Mrs, E. Stackhouse,  Irose marche  X  Wmt  I ALL MILLINERY AT  PRIGES  IUGED  *  j-*********-:  ���vvwvv  ".�����>���.".��  The Newsy Pars  Mr.- Francis B. Ward autoed to  the city-early onr Wednesday  morning.  Mrs. Warren, sister of Mrs. A.  W. Strickland, returned to the  city from Golden last week end.  Miss Betty Munro left Nicola  on Tuesday for the Coast, and  will spend a vacation at Vancouver and Victoria.  Engineer Greenwood, of the K.  V.R. construction camp up tht  Coquihalla, was registered at the  Adelphi Hotel on Sunday.    x  Mrs. M. Mayon,of Collingwbdd  East. B.C., returned to the Coast  on Tuesday after spending a" vacation with her son, E. B. Mayor  editor of the Nicola Valley News.  Miss Palmer, telephone operator "of-Kamloops.js in-town deputising at the local office for Miss  D.'McGoran,' whp leaves, tomor-  rowfbr Seattle on her-'summei  vacation.  'Mrs. Zella Hawe, accompanied  by Mrs'. Hawe, her motherr who  has been spending a few weeks  in the city,' were passengers-or  Tuesday morning's eastbound  train.  Local Methodists will obsrrvr  the Sunday School anniversarj  on Sunday July 16th with specia'  services when special ���* hymns,  solos .and other music will bf  rendered, The Rev, B. G. Stewart,' of Nicola, has been invited  to preach at the services.   ,  Get our prices arid estimates  on any or alljbranches of the  Plumbing Business  Pumps  FITTED AND REPAIRED  STOVES   AND   HEATERS  put into first class shape  POPE AND SMALL  PLUMBERS & TINSMITHS  CORRESPONDENCE  Misleading Report in the Merritt  Herald.     '. ���.  ' Mr.and Mrs.Murdock Mclntyre  and family," with Miss McKenzi<  all of the Coldwater hotel,motored to Phoenix on Saturdar, enjoying a fine trip. Mr. Mclntyre  returned-on-Tuesday,-the_ladies  and children remaining in tht-  Boundry country where they will  spend a two weeks vacation with  their several friends in Boundary  towns.  NOTICE  IN THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH  BLACKBURN GREAVES, DECEASED.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  all creditors and other persons having any claims or demands against  the Estate of Joseph Blackburn  Greaves, late of Douglas Lake and  Victoria, B. C, who died on or about  .he 13th day of June, 1915, whose  will and codicils were proved in the  Supreme Court of British Columbia,  /ictoria Registry, on the 2nd day of  September, 1915, by 'the Executors"  herein named, .are hereby required  7o send in particulars of their claims  luly verified to the undersigned on  jr before the 31st day of July, 1916.  And notico is hereby given that  after that date the Bald Executors  vill proceed to distribute the assets  >f 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  iable for'the assets or any part there-  jf so distributed to any person of  vhose debt or claim they shall not  'hen have had notice.  Dated this 25th day of April, A.D.  1.916.  CREASE & CREASE  -  410 Central Building,  Victoria, B. C  Solicitors for the Executors.  F-15-7,  To the Editor ,     .-'  ,'-Nicola Valley News.,;- :,->  .   Sir���L>.notice ih j the''"Merritt'  Herald dated June 23rd,���re the -  mishap at the local depot���some '  very misleading statements, .but  ihe one I  wish to refer to, is,  , .'X that a section gang in charge.  of G. Slater was working at the  "junction of the switch."  That part of the report is quite  true, but the presumption is absolutely untrue. Further it says:  " that none of,these men will  .   admit   tampering    with    the  switch."  What does tampering mean ?���  working secretly.     The report,  also adds : ���   ;  V Then to drive' a certain spike  .they   may   have   thrown   the  switch to effect their purpose."  It is veiy little the" same people  know aBout a switch or they  Avould never assert that to drive  a certain spike they- may have  thrown the switch. I am afraid  tbe endeavors were to lodge a1  very grave charge against some _,  member^of ~ifly"gang; Let "me-  acquaint you with the fact that I  am responsible for the actions of  my men, and I can assure you  that their actions were quite in  accordance with the rules of the  railway.  I am of the opinion that the  Herald should leave such matters  that are absolutely of no interest  to the honest public to those officials who have the power-to act.  George Slater,  Foreman  Merritt, B.C.  A -workman named Vosberg  was brought in from the K.V.R,  construction camp on Saturday  and 13 a patient at the hospital  suffering from a broken leg sustained whilst following his work  up tbe Coquihalla.  HAWK BICYCLES  An up-to-dnte High Grntle  Btc> clemtcU-.vithA'o/to Cham,  AVw Difattute or Hercules  Coaiter Jirake and Jftrbs, Detachable Tins, hiphEjroUeequipment, including Wud- .....  Kitnrds.Pump.s. Tools i".UU  Sf^d FREE 1916 Catalogue,  CO l>nc;c'S of Jlicjcles, Sundries,  ard Repair Alain tai.   You can.  buy your supplies from us at  Wholesale 1'i-ices.  T. W.'BOYD & SON,     "  27 Notre Dame St. West.Mantreab  '  HIGH GRADE    ' )j  \   -  Repair Work of All Kinds. i> ,        j  M  ���)


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