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Array ���;the:;.,:h^me-p merritt  and   the   nicola- valley  Vol. 6. No. 35  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,   JULY   21, 1916  Price 5 Cents  Merritt to(Have a Daily In and Out Train Service.���Prohibition  Meetings.���High School Examinations Results.���Council  Steel Helmet Saved the  Life of Lieut. - Colonel  H. H. Matthews, D. S. O.  That the life of Lieut.-Col. Harold H.  Matthews,- D. S. 0., was saved during  the recent fighting at the Ypres salient  by' the steel helmet which he wore���  a present from Sir Richard McBride���  is told in a letter received from Colonel  Matthews by his sister, Mrs. A. D.  Hardie, of Metchosin. The letter gives  a graphic account of the historic struggle, with special regard to the phase  which affected the 8th battalion, of  which Col. Matthews is < omman. ling  officer.  " No doubt you saw in the papers,"  writes the Colonel, "how part of the  line held by the Canadians was lost on  the 1st and 2nd of Jnne. This was lost  by the third division, the C. M. R. brigade.  The first division was ordered to retake the line, which it did jon the night  of June 12-13, but lost a Jot-of officers  and men, almost as many'as at Ypres  last year, I should think. The 8th batt-  < alion (myself in command) was in sup-  . port, except one Tofficer and sixty men  who went with the attack to consolidate  the trenches when they Were recaptured.  Most of these men were killed or  wounded, and, also many others of the  battalion, the next day as they carried  amra'unitionand supplies to the trenches.  The 8th battalion was then ordered the  next night (the 13th) to move up and  take over "the recaptured line; from the  1st and third b'atta!jpn.s" {or what was  , teft^of thein)., ^ .^.^.i,v, \ ��� ,r. ,���,'  't '��� wVbegMTtoindve up \6 the line after  dark. Everything was in a fearful  state of mud as it had rained almost incessantly for two days aiid nights, and  and .the country, was more like a inorass  or swamp,' and near- the front where  the ground was so torn up with shells  there was hardly a square yard that had  not been blown  up.     The whole area  was practically impassable.  The Germans were shelling the roads  and approaches, too, and we lost nearly  fifty men on the way up���luckily it was  more or less moonlight. Well, anyhow,  we got up and took over the line, the  first of us getting there about 10.30 p.  m. and about fifteen minutes later we  found the dug-out where Col.Creighton  and some of his officers were waiting���  about the only dug-out that had not  been smashed to pieces.  I had just sat down 'on an ammunition  box when a shell struck the dugout,  killed Creighton and two of his officers,  and * piece came through my helmet  and cut me across the head. The force  of the explosion blew me across the  dugout, piling poor Creighton across  me, and also all the debris from the  roof. Major Bedsoe, my second in command, and Capt. O'Grady, the adjutant,  were just at the entrance and got blown  out, luckily without being hurt much.  They managed to drag me out from  the ruins and got me to another and  better dugout, which the Germans had  made whilst they were in occupation,  and a stretcher bearer bound my head  up. The wound bled very profusely,  and I was a sorry looking mess. My  back and legs were' 'strained with the  weight of the'debris,and I was sore and  stiff all over, but very lucky to escape  with my, life. No doubt the steel helmet  saved me, or my head would have been  split in two.,,"' XtX X^iiX ..= .*..-- "1 i  Church Services at Middlesboro  ' The Rev. J. Johnson, Presbyterian  minister, will open services at the Club  room, Middlepboro.on-Sunday afternoon  next at 3 p.m. Subject next Sunday,  " So."   Special singing.  Daily Train To  and From Merritt  New Schedule Shows  Lengthy  Waits at Brookmere.   Improved Mail Service  On page two will be found the  detailed schedule of the new K.  V. R. line between Nelson and  Vancouver, via Brodie and Hope,  which will be opened on Monday,  July 31st.  Under the new schedule a regular passenger and'mail service  will arrive and depart each day,  Sundays excepted.  Each day a train leaves Brookmere at 8.30 a.m, arriving at  Merritt 10.00 a. m. and leaves  again for Spences Bridge at 11.10  a.m. arriving there at 1.30 p.'m.  The return train leaves Spences  Bridge for Brookmere at 3.45 p.  m. arriving at Merritt at 5.55 p.  m. and Brookmere at 7.45 p.m.  The daily train to Nicola leaves  Merritt at1 10.10 a.m.,, arriving  back again at 11.00 a.m.  Going to Penticton and Nelson  passengers from Merritt have to  wait at Brookmere from 7.45 p.  m. to 1.32 a.m. Coming West via  Hope and Coquahalla, passengers  will be compelled'to wait from  3.04 a.m.to 8.30 a.m, at Brook-  mere for Merritt.  A. new temperance hotel is being erected at Brookmere which  will prove a great convenience  for the travelling public..- -.;..  ^'Travelers to and,front?Merritt  and Vancouver will thus have the  choice of going by two routes,  and, it iss understood that travelers , by the new route will be  able to save in the neighborhood  of three dollars on the return trip  trom hereto Vancouver,  Mr. John Hendry  Dies at the Coast  Was Heavily Interested in Middlesboro  Collieries.     Many  Interests in B. C.  I Merritt Mercantile Company v  T  %  IGUPS  AND  SAUCERS  I  T.  Y  ��� Y  Y  Y  Yx  Y  Y  J  J  Y  Y  t  T  Y  Yx  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y'  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  For some time past there has been a scarcity of this kind of dishes - around the  district and we are fortunate in having been able to secure a large assortment at  what we consider fair prices on the existing markets.  We have these on display and will be glad to show the different patterns and  quote prices on the different styles which we carry,  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  4*^^^*^ *$**$**���**!**$* *3* *$**$**$**$**?* *$**$**$**$**$* *3**S**$**t**3t  HAYING   TOOLS  We aim to cater to the requirements of the farming community, and have endeavored to complete our stock in all lines of haying tools, ropes, etc., etc.  - Do not forget us when requiring anything in these lines in which you  wish to  assure yourself of the highest grade of goods with consistent prices.  J^qyal Household Flour  The Flour of the Masses and of the Classes  The flour insisted on by expert chefs as the necessary base for that LIGHT,  and PALATABLE loaf of bread.  See the big LOAF on display in our window and resolve  to obtain similar results by insisting on Royal Household.  The passing of Mr. John Hendry, at Vancouver, on Mondaj  evening has occasioned widespread regret throughout the  Province and in other parts of  Canada for he was an old timer  prominently associated for many  years with the great lumber industry of the west and of manj  other important industrial activities for many years. As president and principal owner of the  old Nicola Valley Cole & Coke  Co., and at the time of his death  heavily interested in the succeeding company, the Middlesboro  Collieries Ltd., he was known to  many in this coal mining section.  His son-in-law Mr, Eric W. Hamber is president of the firm.  Born in the district of Belle  Dune, County Gloster, N.B., in  1843 he was in his 73rd�� year.  During his many years in B, C  ne was among the foremost pion  eers in assisting business enterprises of .all kinds and in helping  forward.the betterment of the  citizens. #  It is - some seven years since  Mr. Hendry was in the Nicola  Valley but through Mr;, Eric W.  HambeivKig' private" secretary^  he' has always .watched with  close .interest the rise of this  section.  A summary of his business interests is as follows: Piesident  of the British Columbia Mills Timber & Trading Company, president of the Vancouver, Westminster & Yukon Railway Company, a president Nicola Valley  Coal <& Coke Company, president  B. C. Lumber & Shingle Manufacturers Limited, director Western Canada Power Company,  chairman Burrard, Westminster  & Boundary Railway & Navigation Conipany, vice-president  Canadian Lumbermen's Association, Canadian Forestry Association, Commissioner Conservation  of Canada,' president of the Canadian Manufacturers Association.  Pte. Wm. Guy Presents an  Inside City Lot to Local  Branch Red Cross Society  Aldermen Ransom and Ewart were  absent from the bi-monthly meeting of  the City Council held on Monday evening.  Pte. William Guy, late of Merntt.but  now  stationed  at the Sacree training  camp, near Calgary, wrote the Council  as follows :  To his Worship the Mayor  and Gentlemen of the City Council.  I have handed over to the local Red  Cross Society, lot 6, blk. 22, D. L. J 23,  to be sold by them to get funds to further their good work which they are  doing in this world war.  There is to date some arrears of,taxes  which I ask you to use your influence in  trying to get paid, if possible, by public  subscription, it would then give the Red  Cross the benefit of all monies resulting  fiom the pale." ' *  The City Clerk mentioned that taxes  and interest due on the lot was about  $40. It Is situated but six lots east of  Garcia Street which leads to the K. V.  R. depot, in the centre of tha city and  close to the railroad. They are contiguous to the R. S. Smith barn.   *   ^  Aid. McGoran: " Althougluwe have  no authority to remit taxes, the local  Red Cross officials can be assured that  the council will assist them in every  way possible in the disposal of the lot.  A resolution to this effect was passed.  The Finance Committee were appointed as a committee to arrange for commemorating on August 4th, the second  anniversary of the declaration of war.  Thi8"n?af;ter was brought' up'' following  the reading of a letter from Lieut.-  Governor Barnard, and in which all  towns and cities are requested to meet  in public and pass a resolution expressive of the unabating determination to J  -o   prosecute the present war to a successful termination.  Aid. Greig, sponsor of the new Trades  License Bylaw which came into effect  last Saturday, mentioned the fact that  some of the milk vendors of the city  had vigorously complained to him of the  new imposition of a tax on their businesses. He asked the City Solicitor for  his ruling on the matter. The City  Solicitor replied that under the Act any  person or^ persons selling milk in the  city were liable for the license. The  license is $5 every six months.  Mayor Jackson also mentioned that  Mr. Munro had complained to him of  the heavy license he was called upon to  pay for at his livery barn. It was mentioned that the idea of charging $2.50  for each vehicle was to protect the persons in the livery business against the  persons owning a single rig and letting '  it out for hire. This latter class heretofore had not been compelled to take  out a license. After considerable expressions of opinion < had been heard  from different Aldermen, Aldermen  Jackson and Cranna moved that the  complaints be left in the hands of the  License committee.  Aid. Greig: (member of License committee) " Cannot see that we have anything to do."  City Solicitor: '��� Only see the Inspector carries out the Bylaw."''  A letter advising the council that the   '  annual meeting of the Union of Cana- .  dian Municipalities .will be held at Montreal;-waa^ti^iCs^id^itSvasSeeided that" V  City Solicitor Grimmett write the Union   "  Secretary that  the  Council   regretted  '  their inability to ser'd a delegate and to ,  ,  give the Council's opinion on  some  of,  the subjects in the Union's agenda.  Week-end Speeches on  Prohibition by Labor Leader  -0���  q q WE ARE STILL TAKING ORDERS FOR FUTURE DELIVERY OF  BINDER   TWINE  ���"��� r i ^^  f  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ���!���  t  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  t  Y  Y  Result of Merritt Superior  School June Examinations  The results of the Jun,e examinations  held in the high schools of the Province  were announced this week by the Department of Education.   Following are  the results at Merritt center, ���  Advanced course, junior grade-  Norman T. Grimmett 578  Frederick S. Service ��38  John A. Griminelt 632  Gertrude L. McKay             500  Intermediate grade���  Blin H. Gavelin 649  Constance M. Batten 634  William J. Netherton 613  Frederick J. Netherton        579  Norman Grimmett. the youngest of  the successful candidates in the advanced course led his colleagues with  the  highest marks.  Patriotic Fund List to be  Published Next Week  Up to July 20th, the Nicola Valley  Branch of the Canadian Patriotic Fund  raised $3,743 which includes $8.80 bank  interest. $3,500 has been remitted to  the honorary treasurer of the Provincial  fund at Victoria. The total expenses  charged against the fund to date are  but $2.05. The local treasurer has a  balance in hand of $241.22.  The second list of subscriptions received will be published next week.  Murdock Mclntyre is tak ing a  frip to Phoenix this week end.  flying  Mr. W. B. Bayley, who was a labor  candidate for Winnipeg in the Manitoba  election, addressed meetings in Merritt  last week end in connection with the  Prohibition propaganda. He opened  his program in the Methodist Church  on Friday evening. The Rev. B. G.  Stewart, of Nicola, .chairman of the  local prohibition committee., presided.  Mr. Bayley's eloquence wus heard to  advantage aa he expounded his views  on the great question of the day, in the  course of which he replied to the advertisement ox the liquor interests in  last week's issue of our local contem-  pbrafyr~THe"attendahce~at this~_meet-~  ing was disappointing. A hearty vote  of thanks was accorded to the speaker  on the motion of J. Walters and A. K  Howse. On Sunday afternoon the visitor addressed further meetings at the  Methodist church, also at the Presbyterian church in the evening when he  dwelt largely with th��> moral aspect of  the issue.  At the Rex Theatre on Sunday afternoon, when Dr. Tutill was voted by the  audience to the chair, the speakei devoted considerable of his time to replying to the views put forward by the  liquor interests and at the close Mr.  George Irvine in reply to a general invitation to any of the audience to join  a debate, kept things lively by his deliberate and racy manner of disagreeing  with all that Mr. Bayley said. Mr.  Bailey contended that as regards the  "liberty" side of the case, mankind  today and always had submitted  to restraints on their liberty in order to  preserve greater liberty for the great  majority of the people, and instanced  the laws demand regarding the carrying of firearms, the regulation of the  city traffic, and other illustrations from  every day life. Mr. Irvine's view was  that liberty was the precious jewel in  the British crown and that the root of  the evils of liquor abuse lay with the  "man behind the gun." A battleship in  itself, was harmless he said. Replying  ���o Mr. Irvine's quotation from the  Bible that the Creator said "Judge ye  not a man what he shall eat or what  he shall drink", the speaker quoted the  reference "Strong drink  is  a mocker  he that hath the redness of eye and  the trembling hand etc," and asserting that the Bible was not "on the side  of the booze". Regarding Mr. Irvine's  anxiety as to the supply of wood-alcohol for shellac should - prohibition  come, it was retorted that the Act allowed for the use of alcohol for medicinal or manufacturing requirements.  In the course of his speech Mr. Bay-  ley dwelt with the resultsof prohibition  in Manitoba which had, he claimed,  brought a reduction in drunkenness and  crime established by official figures.  The importation possibilities, the compensation "aspectr-and- th~e"positi6iTof  democracy in the issue were also treated  at length. A'vote of thanks to the  speaker was moved by D. Dodding at  the close.  Mr, Bayley while here was the guest  of Rev. Kinney.  ELECTION SUPPRESSION  (After Leigh Hunt's "Abou Ben  Adhem " with the usual  apologies.)  Abou' Joe Walters (may his kind decrease!")  Awoke one night from a deep dream of  peace,  And saw within the  moonlight in  his  ���   room,  His  head downcast,   and  dismal with  gloom���  A reporter, counting all votes polled.  Exceeding peace made poor Joseph bold,(  And to the scribe in the room he said:  "What writest thou?"  The reporter  raised his head,       <.  And, with a look made all of dire de.-r  jection, " ,  Answei-ed : "The names of those wh��j  won the election," ','  " And is mine one ? " said Joseph,  "Nay, notso," replied the writer.  Joseph  spoke more��� low, and wearily  still said���  "I  pray  thee  then, where went the  votes of my fellow-men ? "  The scribe looked���and vanished.   The  next night  He came again���in a most pitiful plight  Showed Joe the names nf those who  B. C. votes had blessed,  And lo! Alex. Lucas's name led all the  rest. Friday,  J uly 21, 1916  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Two  MOST CENTRALLY LOCATED HALL  In the City of Meiritt  THE    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 every Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.     Pythian Sisters  meet Second and fourth Thursdays at 5 p.m.  THE   NICOLA   VALLEY  NEWS  -   Published Every Friday  Publisher : Edward C. Bell - Editor: Ernest B. Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions, payable in advance, $2.00 per year in Canada.    Great  Britain. United Stages and Foreign Countries, $2.50.  Address :   The Nicola Valley News, P. O. Drawer 'L,'Merritt, B. C.  DOWN WITH THE �������� KNOCKERS "  Selfishness or jealousy more often than not bring to the surface in aU  men that peculiar trait conversationally known as " knocking." Knockers have been busy in Merritt during the last few weeks. These are  Judas Iscariots in any community, and particularly those in the early  stages of growth and development, and are to be condemned. There  is of course a vast difference between the man who> knocks evils that  exist with the hope of having them eliminated, for the good of the community, and the " knocker'' who jealously tries to block the wheels of  progress with the idea of keeping grist from the next man's niill.  One of our most promising new industries has felt the knocks of certain of these individuals but fortunately they have too many friends of  substance anxious to encourage their new undertaking in every way,  willing to assist their enterprise and to lend them the hand of co-operation, for them to take more than passing notice of " knockers" with  perverted brains. '  ��� *       ���  TO REFINE COPPER  According to announcement by the management, by the end of  July~or early in August��� the Trail copper refinery, the first of its kind  in the Dominion, will be in operation. The large structure in now  completed. The exterior has been completed, being built of steel and  brick. Its capacity will be ten tons of refined copper daily, the blister  copper, containing also the gold and silver values, being taken directly  from the.company's converters which are now in operation.  Heretofore Trail blister copper has been shipped to the Tacoma  ��� refinery for many years, there being no refinery in Canada. These  shipments were discontinued July 1st.  * *       *  SMELTER ON WHEELS  A Spokane paper is tickled to death with Mr. H. C. Brewster's idea  of establishing plenty of smelters throughout B. C. It suggests that as  Mr. Brewster is a man of some prominence, even if his mining knowledge cannot be considered other than "very elementary," it.might be  advisable to meet his wishes by " getting smelters built on wheels " so  they can be moved about at .will until development in copper mining  reaches a stage when the smelter can be found a permanent resting  place.''  Armstrong Teacher Appointed to Merritt Schools  Miss Elizabeth M.' Brett, of Armstrong B. C, who has been .appointed  by Merritt school board, to division  three of the teaching staff of the city  schools in succession to Miss Violet  Lawson, resigned, in well qualified.  Her selection by the school Trustees  received the spontaneous endorsation  of Inspector Martin, Besides having a  creditable record as a teacher, Miss  Brett holds a first aid certificate, and  is in a position to teach singing. She  was formerly engaged at North Bend.  Young People Hold Invitation Dance in K.P. Hall  A priyate invitation dance was  held last Monday evening at the  K. of P. hall. Those attending  enjoyed immensely the varied  program of dances, and it js the  intention of the committee to arrange a further dance shortly.  Miss Sutherland and Messrs.  Hallinan, E. Morrison and J.  Fairley contributed excellent music, and Mr. Fierce was the able  master of ceremonies.  Kettle Valley Railway Schedule  OPENING OF NEW LINE VIA HOPE  SCHEDULE  OPERATIVE JULY 31st, 1916  7.40 /NELSON  2i .50 /PENTICTON  1.30      Princeton  2.01      Coalmont  3.04 a���,   ,  8.30       3.09 / Br����kmere  8 45      321 a BRODIE  a 21.10  / 7.30  a 7.20  3.25  2.51  / 1.32  a 1.27  /   1.15  19.45  19.28  8.45  / BRODIE  a  19.28  10.00  a MERRITT  I  18.00  10.46  I NICOLA  a  10.30  11.00  a MERRITT  I  ' '    10.10  11.10  / MERRITT  a  17.55  11.45  Canford  17.20     6  13.30  aSPENCES BRIDGE I  15.45    .  3.21  / BRODIE  a   1,15  I  4.20  Coquahalla  24.36  6-30  6.50  ^HOPE  / 22.10  a 21.50  '  10.40  a VANCOUVER  / 18.00  /���leave,   a���arrive.  Trains Nelson, Brodie and Vancouver run daily  Trains Brookmere, Brodie, Merritt, Spences Bridge,  daily except  "  Sundays.  To Have 50 Tons  Day Capacity  The copper mining developments at the Highland Valley  mine which is situated 34 miles  frorli Merritt in the neighborhood of Ashcroft, are compelling  close interest among mining men  both in this Province and south  of the boundary, especially in  Spokane. An authoritative writer on mining in B. C. had the  following to sav a few days ago  respecting the property.  Construction of a copper concentrator with flotation process  is being carried out at the Highland Valley mine, near Ashcroft  B.C.  The mill will have a nominal  capacity of 50 tons a day, and  will produce concentrates carrying 25 per cent copper. The ore  averages 6 per cent, but concentration has to be carried out because of expenses of transport  to the railroad, which is 30 miles  distant at Ashcroft.  There is a large vein oh the  property which, has been proved  up for 700 feet. It averages  from eight to ten feet in width,  and assays 6 per cent copper  with small values in gold and  silver.  A depth of 130 feet has been  attained on the mine, <a"nd there  is no sign of diminution of the  ore body or of the values.  72 Applications  For School Post  In response to a small advertisement placed by Merritt school  Trustees in a Vancouver evening  newspaper for a teacher to fill a  vacancy on the staff of the Merritt schools, no less than 72 applications were received. 70  were 3rom different points in the  Province while an 'application  was received each from Berkley,.  Cal., and Bellingham, Washington.  Thirty-five or half of the  total 70 applications re'ceived,,  bore the postmarks of Vancouver  South Vancouver and suburbs, a  fact which seems to echo the circumstance of the important staff  reductions recently made at Coast  schools.  The applications referred to  are for the position vacated bv  Mrs. Freeman, who is now residing at Canford. The other  vacancy, occasioned by tbe resignation of Miss Violet Lawson  has been filled by the appointment of Miss Elizabeth M. Brett  of Armstrong.  Regarding the appointment of  a successor to Mrs. Freeman,  the school trustees after giving  due consideration to each application at a meeting this week  reduced the list to 41. These  have been sent to School Inspect-  or~Martiri To~that_the~B6ard���can  take the benefit of any advice he  can offer in a selection.  Dentist Will Be  Here August 1st.  Dr. Jackson, dentist, of Penticton, and who has recently been  spending his time at Agassiz on  professional work and sightseeing wishes through the columns  of the News to inform his many  professional friends throughout  the Nicola Valley that he will be  in Merritt about August 1st. He  will open rooms in the old location atf the Jackson Block, over  the Postoffice, and shall be, glad  to make appointments.  Further particulars will be announced in the News later. Dr.  Jackson's services always give  satisfaction.  Pte. Ruddock's Kin  Lays Down Life  Many friends of Pte. E, B;  Ruddock, of Merritt, who is with  the Cariboo Rangers Overseas-  Battalion, and whc arrived in the  city on Saturday night for a  month's leave to work in the hay  fields, will regret to hear that  his brother, Lieut. R. F. Ruddock, formerly of Chilliwack and  New Westminster, has been killed in action at the front.  A son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E.  Ruddock, formerly of New Westminster, and ' now in Seattle  where Mr. Ruddock follows his  occupation as a photographic artist, the young lieutenant: then a  sergeant was wounded at the  first battle of Ypres and while  convalescing in England was  granted a commission in the  Northumberland Fusiliers. Another brother was invalided  home from Gallipoli but after-  recovering his health went back  into action.  Ground Bones as  Chicken Feed  So as to enable him to convert  beef bones into money and at the  same time keep his shop clean and  sanitary at all times, a rule he  strictly observes, W. Heslop,proprietor of tha Merritt Meat Market, has this week installed s  bone mill in .which * meat bones  aae ground by electricity into a  saleable article.  There is always a good demand  for chicken feed, and it is for this  purpose ground bones are used.  To watch raw, chunky and uninteresting bones dropped in the  mill at on'e end and come out at  the other in the form of juicj  and appetising lookiig chicken  feed , would bring tears of pleasure from - the eyes of many a  rooster and his wife. Milled bone  is unsurpassed as a chicken fat-  tener and is .inexpensive.  Percy Rogers is  Full Sergeant  Psercy Rogers, who enlisted  here with the first contingent it  now a full sergeant. In a lettei  to J. A.' Maughan." solicitor ol  this city, under date'of June 24,  he says that he had then beer'  nine months in the trenches without furlough but Was expecting a  few days leave to go to his home  in .England. When at Merritt,  Sergt. Rogers was in the employ  of the Inland Coal & Coke Co.  Hon. M. Burrell  To Visit West  It is announced from Ottawa  that the tion. Martin Burrell,  Minister���of���Agriculture,���and  Federal member for Yale-Cariboo, will shortly leave for the  West. He will visit his home at  Grand Forks and other points in  B.C. before returning. The trip  will be the first to be taken by  the minister since his painful experiences some months ago when  he was severely burnt in the fire  which demolished the stately parliament buildings at Ottawa.-^.  ��� The ladies of the W. A. of the  Anglican Church will hold a tea  and apron sale on Saturday,- July  29th, in the store next to the  Bank of Toronto. Donations!  from friends of the W. A., will  be appreciated.  We read in Major Greer's-Hed-  ley Gazette that our old newspaper friend and printer, J. Peck  McSwain is seriously ill " with a  complaint from which he has  been suffering for years." We  must confess no surprise at hearing that any day "'he would be  crossing the divide to the great  beyond." Unlike some of our  contemporaries however we refuse absolutely to fall to this  Greer joke. Peck has crossed  "the divide " many times during  his trips to and from the States.  Mrs. Strachan and children  left on yesterday morning's  Coastbound train and will spend  a month's holiday in and around  Vancouver  The  Coldwater Hotel,  Headquarters of Mining Men and  Commercial Men i  . ������ ' -���'���^ "������,-  Merritt is the gateway to the rich Copper Gold properties nf Aspen  Grove, Mamette Lake and Highland Valley.        *;J  Reliable information"relative to the mining and ranching  industry's freely given. If you want to:find a. friend, you'll,  find him at the Coldwater���the old reliable first-class hotel  bf Merritt. ._^ ��� - -���������     '���       :   7  Hot and Cold  Water..     '���    ^liooms',with Baths. Fice large Sample Rooms  All Vegetables, Eggs', Milk ar"t Cream used In the Holel are daily from our Ranch  MURDOCH  McINTYRE  Proprietor  o     A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent arid Notary Public  Fire  Liverpool and London  and Globe  -  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British America of  Toronto  Life & Accident  B.C. Life  Globe Indemnity of  Canada  '-'II  Only  Prime Goods  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  PHILIP    McLEAN,  CONTRACTOR  Estimates given on any kind of Building Work  No Job Too Small  Electric Lighting fSupplies, and  Electrical Fittings  All Goods at Lowest Prices  Store and Office: Opposite Coldwater Hotel.  LECKIE SHOES  N��;  The quality goes IN  before_ the name goes  on���that's a LECKIE  -other shoe~made is superior-tcrthc genuine-  LECKIE. Pay no attention to the state;  ment "as good as a LECKIE," because the  superiority" of LECKIE'BOOTS AND SHOES'  have long since been firmly established and  have stood ,the -test of the^very haidest-use  possible.   ���'' ; - - '        "    ���,.���������  The farmer, .'the minfer, the boys in khaki in  the trtnehes have found LECKIE BOOTS the1  logical Loot fpr real comfort and long servica.-  U '     IJ  ���fl  1  i  \  tftCade in   ,  ���British Columbia  'are the " economical-in-the'-long-ruri " boots"for -  the business and professional man as well as the  farmer or miner.   There is a'LECKlJi; for every  purpose���for every use.  AT   LEADING   DEALERS  H Bu51t for Wear, Style & Comfort  Pure White Vegetable Parchment  Does not Darken Butter.      Printed with Ink that will not mark  through.    Makes your Butter more saleable  NICOLA VALLEY  NEWS JOB OFFICE Three  THB NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday,  July 21, 1916  .*������������..'   ���-1 '��� ���'���.���:���  *'     ���  �� ,'7'''-;''"���',   '���'    ;'    ^ ' ������'     ;    '".���������    7'  '"     ������'���i   ' -i*  '  a     . ���'���.-.         Wish tb remind all their Savings Bank Cus- %  % ���    '"        tomers that the Interest  for  the  half-year % >  X '                 ending May 31 st last,: has been  added to -*'  4!                   all.Savings Accounts;   and  they will be .>>  $  .               pleased to enter the same in all pass-books *v  ��   '               on their being presented. ?'  CAPITAL AND RESERVE $11,000,000  MERRITT BRANCH  -.-  <  s  'A.   N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager  $  %.',.:..z;.:..'..y.:..'s.'fM^  M. L. GRIMMETT, LLB.  BAWUSTER,   SOLICITOR  ���NOT AIIY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT        .   ���      NICOLA  ..J. A.  MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  '.   Solicitor for the Bankof, Toronto  Voght Street, 'Merritt  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGULATIONS.  Good Gift from  Patriotic Lady  At the meeting of the Patriotic  Guild held on Monday afternoon  at/the City Hall a draw was held  which   realized   eleven   dollars.  There were two prizes, both  being donated by Mrs.A. Subject  A nifty nightdress, as first prize,  was won by Mrs. Hindmarsh,  the second prize, a crochet worked yoke and sleeves for. a nightdress being won by Mrs. Neilson-  The money thus collected will  be spent iri necessaries for the  fadies in their nobis work and  the Guild expressed its great appreciation of their fellow member's "gifts. Mrs. Subject not  only made the articles but sold  the tickets also. The lucky tickets were 89 (first), and 71 (second).  LODGES  COURT UNITY, N0.T92O5,  A. 0. F.  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. & A. M.  F. Rankine  W M.   -    '  Regular meetings in' Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning bre:  thren are cordially invited to attend.  . R. Carrington  Secretary ,  L.O.L.,  1701  Merritt Lodge  ' Regular meeting? 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 Columb}a,-may be  leased for a term of twenty-one years  renewal for a further term of 21"y'ears  at an annual rental of $1 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 musi  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 f5, which will be refunded if the.rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of five  cents per ton.  'The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn "returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are--not being operated, such returns  should- be furnished at least once a  year.,  The lease will include-the coal, min-.'  Ing 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   of  this advertisement -will  not 'be patf  for.-83575.  Telegraph Operator to  Go to Summerland  Photographs  of the Best  No Time like the present  to have your Photo taken  Think it over, and then call and  tee samples at the City Studio.  y  Chas. IV 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,  vehted'wh'eh sold;bar under, brand.  Cattle branded G S right ribs, vente.1  '   ,   when sold bar over brand.  Horses branded 111 left or right shoul-  ��� der  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" forinformation" that"will_Iea"d  to conviction of anybody Stealing or  Killing any of our Stock.  ���  F. F. Ward, Manager  Business^men generally in the  city will regret to hear that Mr..  Young, K, V.R. telegraph operator at the local depot will leave  shortly.    Mr.  Young's ability as  a telegraphist and his unfailing  generosity at all times have been  appreciated by all citizens who  have been accustomed to doing  business with him.    Mr.   Young  has been appointed station agent  at West Summerland, K. V. R.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Young will be  missed at the   local   Methodist  Church; having laken a prominent part in  the church work.  Mrs.  Young was a most useful  member of the Epworth League.  Methodist Sunday  School Anniversary  The Methodist Sunday school  held its anniversary services on  Sunday. In .the morning Mr.  Dodding conducted the devotions  In the afternoon and evening Mr.  W. D.-Bayley B. A., of Winnipeg, gave splendid talks to the  children along educational lines,  The church was filled on every  occasion and the services were1  noteworthy for .the splendid, singing and recitations by a choir of  children, their efforts reflecting  considerable credit on Mr. E,  Staton who had been training  them for several weeks past.  All Milk Vendors  To Pay License  The City Hall was a busy place  on Saturday morning last. Under  the new Trades License bylaw  people in businesses that , are  licensed now have to pay in advance, and not practically any  time during the term in which  the license is operative, as was  the custom. Licenses are granted for six months periods.  At the outset the two recognized dairymen R. M. Marr and  O. Schmidt complained that it  was hard that they should have  to pay a $5 license fee while several others who keep one or two  cows got off '' scot free.'' They  were early informed however  that the bylaw covers all persons  selling milk, whether recognized  milk dealers or others selling to  only a few residents.  There are, besides the two  dairymen. 14 persons in the city  and just outside its borders, who  keep cows, of which number 13  have, been selling milk. 12 are in  Merritt and 2 outside but nearby.  The latter, under the bylaw,  .must take out: pedelers licenses  of $25, as in their case the bylaw  considers them as hawkers or  peddlers. ~  The introduction for the first  time of a $25.00 for peddlers resident in the city caused considerable commotion among the  Chinese who have been used to  selling from door to door the products of their vegetable gardens.  After mournfully saying a good  deal about "quitting" and wearing long faces for a few days the  Chinese gradually came into line  and paid up. One has declared  that he will be forced to /peddle  other stuff, such as fruit and  other summer produce in order  to "get back de mon' see."  TRY  IT!  CANADA'S  HOME FLOUR  Ol   GROWN IN CANADA  MILLED IN CANADA  K-h"2iJ^r FOR EVERY HOME  "OGILVIE^fl Ask y��ur Qrocerfor  HOUSEHOLD  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  His Honor Judge Swanson has  handed down his judgment in the  matter of costs of a motion to  dismiss an action begun'by the  Bank" of Toronto against William  Traill of Canford, B. C, which  action was,not proceeded with by  the plaintiffs.. The defendant  moved to dismiss the action for  want of prosecution, but the  court upholds the "contention of  the solicitor for the plaintiffs that  such a motion could not properly  be made under the County Court  Practice_and^ref used_ the, defendant's application for r.osts. J,  A. Maughan for plaintiffs ; M. L.  Grimmett for defendant.  Alterations and improvements  have this week been made in the  chancel pf St. Michael's church,  with  a vie.w to increasing the  available space for communicants  and the choir   By the erection  of an additional step and setting  back the communion rail much  more space is available for the  choir, and more convenience pro.  vided   for  communicants,   still  leaving ample room in the sanctuary.   By the kindness of Mr.  H.'^C. Meeker the lumber neces.  sary for the alteration was generously provided by the Nicola  Valley Pine Lumber Company,  and the work was .done gratuit-  ously by Mr. H.Tredwin,assisted  by several other willing helpers.  Thus the improvement has been  accomplished without'cost to the  parishioners, which is very gratifying to the Vicar and Church  committee,  SUPPORT THE  CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FUND  Branch-organizations have a doubledutv 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  Ed. Tingley, the road foreman  was in town on business Tuesday.  Special feature at the Rex tonight : "Lost in Mid Ocean."  McCormick & Deering mower  repair parts at W.H.,,Cowen's.  Jas. Bevis left on Monday for  Princeton to take up a position  at the mines- there.  Mrs. ,W. C. Stone returned on  Saturday, after spending a vacation at'the Coast. ,  Mason Pye, from Iron Mountain was doing business here the  first of the week.  For Rent  Hall over the "Nicola  Valley News " Office  Suitable for Lodge Meetings  LOW RENT -    <  Apply A. Nf. B. ROGERS  , As the Sewing Season is approaching  let N. J. Barwick, the Singer's Sewing  Machine Agent put your. Sewing Mac-  chine in good order tor 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, "  For Sale  WHEN YOU VISIT   . .  VICTORIA  STAY AT THE . "-" '  BRUNSWICK HOTEL  cor. Yates and Douglas  Under the management o'f Mr. and Mrs.  J. B. Plumb,-lateof Merritt, ,.  The death took place on Wed-  nesday at Nicola Valley. General  Hospital, of James Barnes, prospector, aged 47, who died from  internal troubles, following an  operation. Deceased was born  ae.Kansas, U.S.A. The funeral  'took place yesterday at the local  cemetery, the Rev. Geo. Kinney  officiating.  Good Ranch Team  Mare and Geldirtg, 7 and 10  years old respectively. Gelding good roadster.    Weight  2,300 lbs.    ,  , ,Apply Box M, " News " Office]  A high clans hotel with reasonable rates  centrally located���ten minutes from C.  P. R. Wharf.    50c, 76c., $ 1. OO.  Remember the BRUNSWICK  Write ahead for reservations!  The Forward Adult Bible Class  which meets at the Methodist  Church every Sunday afternoon  invites your presence. Scriptural  lesson next Sunday.  "John Bull's " latest biscuit;  "The World, the Flesh, and the  Kaiser."  ' On the application of Lee Bing  the charge of assault preferred  against Ing-Tai-was -withdrawn  in the city police court on Wednesday. The charge arose out of  a fracas down at Chinatown on  Sunday evening when a dispute  occured between the two men. It  is not clear whether Bing got his  bings and biffs on the head by  Chinese fists or by sticks but the  fact remains that for a few days  he had the appearance of a soldier emerging from a shell bombardment  Visitors to the city from the  Coldwater section report the hay  crops in first class condition.  T. J. Donohoe, head of the  Donohoe Mining Syndicate, with  property at Stump Lake, left here  on Tuesday-morning'for Seattle?  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'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 patternyou 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)  Charlie Huston, late mechanic  at the Nicola Valley Garage, left  town on Tuesday for his home at  Golden.  Merritt can boast of many well  kept gardens. Wm. Cumberland  and George Irvine sure have plots  which are a pleasure to gaze upon. '     '     l  HESLOPS MEAT MARKET  PRIME  BEEF,  MUTTON,  PORK  AND  FOWL  FRUIT AND VEGETABLES  EXTRA   SPECIAL   SHIPMENT   OF  Cherries,Plums, Tomatoes, Cucumbers  LOCAL   MUTTON  CRUSHED  BONE, makes excellent Chicken Feed, 5-lbs. .25  "STORE   OF   QUALITY"   Our Motto  All members and friends of the  Red Cross Society are reminded  that a '' Tacking Day " will be  held on Thursday next.  .;..;.^..j..;..;..;..;..;..;..t..j,.r.^..;..j.^..;..j.;..j..j..;.^.;,.j.  |  Palace Bakery  f  _jLBread,_Cakest_Pastry,_etc���%-  *    Hot Pies every Saturday.    *  X W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor t  ���r *  Thank You!  ��� A. E. Howse went on a.business trip to the coast on Saturday.  The A. E. Howse Co. own five  stores in the Interior of B. C.  Lieut. Allen, accompanied by  his wife and mother, stayed over  at the Coldwater hotel last Sun*  day being en route from Prince  George'to the Boundary country.  T. T. Grimmett, brother of  Lawyer "M. L.". who has been  visiting here for a week, left on  Tuesday for the coast accompanied by his daughter.  The true Britishers pledge���  "In the cause of my Country, in  this hour of urgent need, I am  willing to give whatever service  I can, according to my capability  and strength." ,  The response to our advertisements has been most gratifying.  We are doing our utmost to live  up to this confidence by doing the  very best finishing for Amateur  Photographers possible.  - ���  Why not have your best films  enlarged ? We charge very reasonable prices, from fifty cents each.  BRIDGMAN'S STUDIO,  413 Granville Street  Vancouver, B. C. ���  Please note the new address.  ' The Citizen and Land Tenure'  will be the subject at the Epworth  League next Monday evening.  Miss Cluney will open the subject  ^ Four  THB NICOLA YALLET NEWS.  Friday,   July 21, 1916  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  'Che House of JXCeril in  MERRITT,  B.C.  L.  We have 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.  Miss Dollie Heslop spent the  week end with, friends at Nicola.  McCormick & Deering mower  repair parts at W. H. Cowen's.  Mrs. Harry Priest, returned  last night after spending a vacation at Vancouver.  A fine 43 lb Salmon was on  view yesterday at the Nicola  Valley Meat Market.  i  The Clydesdale  STALLIONS:  VICTOR HUGO  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  Commeaciing May 3, "VICTOR  5wGO" will stand  Every Wednesday,  At D. Munro's Stables,  MERRITT,  From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and  During the rest of the Week at the  Dodding Ranch at Lower Nicola.  "MAJOR   HUGO"  Will Stand daily  at  the  Ranch  The Newsy Pars  Pte. Jack McStay.of the 172nd  is home on a month's leave.  Mrs. Frank Bodin, is spending  a vacation at Victoria.  How did you come to lose your  fishing pole, Bill ?  John Smith, from Phoenix, is  in town renewing old acquaintances.  The Misses N, and E. Hunter  were visiting here on Tuesday  from Nicola.  HIGH GRADE  Plumbing  Get our prices and estimates  on any or all branches of the  Plumbing Business  Pumps  FITTED AND REPAIRED  STOVES  AND   HEATERS  put into first class shape  POPE AND SMALL  PLUMBERS ft TINSMITHS       / ��� \ -  Repair Work of All Kinds  NOTICE  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 ia  wanted Saturday evening of the same  '   week.   Price list on application.  ANDREW EWART, The City Tailor.  (from  Freshm&nYear  to  Senior  The one constant,  reliable companion  of every student is  IN THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH  BLACKBURN GREAVES, DECEASED.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  all creditors and other persons having any claims or demands against  the Estate of Joseph Blackburn  Greaves, late of Douglas Lake and  Victoria, B. C, who died on or about  the 13th day of June, 1915, whose  will and codicils were proved in the  Supreme Court of British Columbia,  Victoria Registry, on the 2nd day of  September, 1915, by the Executors  therein named, are hereby required  to send in particulars of their claims  duly verified to the undersigned on  or before the 31st day of July, 1916.  And notico is hereby given that  after that date the said Executors  will proceed to distribute the assets  of the deceased among the parties  entitled thereto having regard only  to the claims of which the said 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  jYliose^debt^br-iclaim^they- shall, not  then have had notice.  Dated this 25th day of April.A.D.  1916.  CREASE & CREASE  410 Central Building,  Victoria, B. C,  Solicitors for the Executors.  F-15-7.   -  Watermansi  Tim pun   ��"'  IFountainPen  because it writes at the very first  stroke, writes steadily and keeps on  writing till the last drop of ink in tlio  pen is exhausted. The Clip-Cap keeps  it always nt hand ready (or instant use  in thc lecture-room, examination-room,  study, on the car,���anywhere.. Sold  by thc best dealers everywhere.       '  7/  The many friends of Mrs. Bul-  lon, of Middlesboro will be sorry  to learn of her illness, which has  compelled her to go to the hospital for treatment  NOTICE  L. E. WATERMAN COMPANY, LTD.  107 Notre Dame Street Weit,  MONTREAL  This week   Merritt  has   had  quite a military appearance. Several local members of the 172nd  overseas regiment have a month's  leave for haying.   On Monday 9  members of the same regiment  arrived here to spend a month  with  the ranches if their help  was needed.  Three of their number are with the Douglas Lake  Cattle Co., the others taking the  tyain on Thursday for Kamloops.  IN THE ESTATE OF CHARLES  AVILLIAM RINGLER THOMSON  DECEASED, LATE OF VICTORIA  B. O.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  all creditors and other persons having  any claims or demands against the  Estate of Charles William Ringler  Thomson, late of Victoria, B.-C,  who died on or about the 29th day  of January, 1916, whose will and  codicils were proved in the Supreme  Court of British Columbia, Victoria  Registry, on the 19th day of April,  1916, by the Executors therein 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  Andnotice 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 20 th day of April, A.D.,  1916.      '  CREASE & CREASE  410 Central Building,  Victoria, B. C  There will be no 11 o'clock service at St. Michael's Church on  Sunday,the Vicar holding service  at Nicola. There will be celebration of the Holy Communion at  8 a.m. and evensong at 7.30 p.m.  at Merritt.  H. H. Abbott and T. Spring  of Dot, visited the city Tuesday.  For Sale.���A good Piano.  Cheap. Apply Mrs..Alex Thomson, Middlesboro.  ���} ���:^;..i..^E*��v����^H,,t���H, ���!��� *'H"M">'��  -"."������"WWW  ������x- yxxx.-xi;  WANTED���Lady to represent  Spirella Corset Company in the  Nicola Vallfjy. Apply Mrs. H.-E.  Gate, Dunsmuir Hotel,Vancouver.  A. Howarth of Iron Mountain  reports the crops in his section  as good as previous years1. He  was iu the city on Tuesday.  Mr. and Mrs. L. Guichon and  party were visitors in the city on  Sunday, lunching at the Cold-  water hotel.  Andy Kay left yesterday morning for Corbin, Alberta, where he  expects to reside in future. Andy  who was very popular here, was  employed by the Commercial  Club which went temporarily out  of business some weeks ago.  Principal Morrissey of the local  schools left Tuesday, with beaming face, for Seattle, where he  will spend part of his summer  vacation, and be one of the prin-  pal's in an interesting ceremony.  Special three part feature at  the Rex tonight (Friday) ��� "Lost  in MidOceau." Thrilling adventures and startling experiences.  Program will include two other  special re-els.  1 HAVE YOU TRIED OUR  DELICIOUS RANCH BUTTER  PER LB. .40  Flour,  Rolled Oats  Granulated Oatmeal  Cornmeal  St. Charles Milk  Braids Tea  Not-a-seed Raisin  Royal Household  tall tins  Dates  Crisco  Minced Clams   -  Oysters  Preserved Bloaters  Nabob Salmon  Lunch Topgue  Veal Loaf  Tomato Catsup  Peaches  Pears  Pineapple  Golden Syrup   in '  Mixed Candy  Old Potatoes  Bran 1.50,  491bs. 1.90  8 lb. sack   .45  10 1b. sack   .50  10 sack   .50  2 for .25  3 lb. tins each 1.10  per pkt.   .15  2 pkts. for  2 tins  per tin  large' tins each  '' ' per tin  best grade' per tin .25  ��� in two sizes at per tin   .25 & .45  Extra fine and fresh  - besi quality  Blue points  asst: kinds  large tins  per t'n   .20  per bot. .25  each   .20  2 for  2 for  'perfect-seal" sealers  fine assortment  Shorts 1.60,  qt. size ea.  .35  ~25  .35  per lb   .25  per sack 1.00  Wheat 2.00  *  f  i  !  Blue and White Stripe Overalls at 1.25 per pair  We have just received a shipment of Boys Boots, strong  and dressy, all sizes from 1 tn 5 1-2. Also a line of  Miners Boots 9 in.  top,  quality and make unbeatable.  I  ()-.  THE      M^RRITT  CASH STORE  Thelofficial list of results of  High School Exams, was received by the School Trustees this  morning, The official list gives  the results in detail.  Two little children, a boy and  girl, arrived here on last night's  train from England They are the  children of Mr. and Mrs. Hind-  marsh, who have resided here  for some time.  We learn thatJate Provincial  Constable King, who is now a  corporal in the engineers being  stationed at North Vancouver,  will accompany a sergeant to this  Valley on a special recruiting  trip.  , J. Bullman, the well known  rancher registered at the Adelphi  Hotel on Wednesday.  A. R. Meod, of Odessa, and J.  A. Pean, of Seattle, arrived at  the Adelphi Hotel Wednesday,  later proceeding to the Donohoe  mine at Stump Lake.  The draw for the Diamond  Point Cylinder Phonograph and  fifty' records, owned by Mr.  James Bevis, will be made at the  store of the City Toilor tomorrow  Saturday evening, at 8 o'clock.  Local Liberals met in the K.P.  hall on Tuesday evening for a  little get-together, pull-together  keep-together reunion of fighting  Mr. W. Clarke, has been in the factions. Nothing exciting hap-  city this week, registering at the Pened inside or outside the hall.  Coldwater hotel. Mr. Clarke Old time Liberals wno have car-  left London, Eng., last April, ried the banner for so many  and has visited many of the chief years are no more  enthusiastic  ALL MILLINERY AT REDUCED  PRICES  f  X  X  X  *  X  4.  .^.X^***^**^*^**********'  "."."."���".-���  WWWV  ���**���****���:  Pointed Truths  From the 'Ledge*  One ace in the  four in the deck.  hole is worth  He. who lives by  often dies by graft.  graft very  We should respect old age except in roast chicken.  Truth is sometimes sidetracked,  but it invariably gets back on the  main line,  There are many gods; but  Mammon has all the others' aerc-  planed to a finish.  We wonder if Wilson will get  a Mexican standoff. Save his  life, but lose his nolepaper.  It is probable that the real  trouble in Mexico, is a conflict  between church and state.  , .  V         '  ) ���       "  ' Prayer without action availeth  little. We f jund this out by praying for our delinquent subscribers  to j.r loose when we needed  money. -  Any city that is able to govern  itself should have the privilege .of  selecting its own license, and po  lice  commissioners,   and  police  magistrates.  Like begets like. Hate pro  duces hate, while love endenders  love. Bf-good to your neighbor  and he will be good to you, unless  his mentality is on a par with the  Gila monster, - - .  So far nothing has been done  to enforce at the front in France  the Lord's Day Act. Nor has a  single labor union come forward  with a request for an eight hour  day for soldiers.  More than half of the people  who are striking daggers into  John Barleycorn are slowly killing themselves from the excessive  use of tea, coffee,' meat and tobacco. They gag at the sight of  one gnat, and swallow others '��� of  a different color.  B. C.   Prohibition  Act Does Not  Prohibit  Measure Provides for Free  and Unrestricted Importation of Liquor from Outside,  Points  The man who is filled  hate, envy, spite and vindictive-  ness towards his neighbor, eats  too much, and does not get  enough of fresh air and exercise.  This makes him sick morally,  mentally and physically, and tortured by a rebellious liver, and a  diseased^ imagination. ' SuchJn-  dividuals in their dementia break  loose every little while and poison  the merrtal atmosphere that surrounds them. Such unfortunates  should be treated in a sanitarium  until right living brings back love  reason and good will.  Mrs. H. Brooks, of Coalmont,  arrived in the city today, registering at the Adetohi Hotel, and  left.by stage for theF. W. Crowder ranch at Aspen Grove.  cities of the Eastern States, also over the candidate than is nee-     Rancher Cleasby   commenced  F-16-7.  X' v ���  Solicitors for the Sse���*"*-J yaacouver and Victoria>  [essary���for public consumption.  I Haying, today.  The B. C. Prohibition Act, on  which the electors of British' Colum- .  bia will be asked to register their  opinions at the polls,- is not a prohibition act in any sense of ,the term.  3o contrary is it tor the principles of  prohibition that prohibitionists themselves are freely criticising the meas-"  are and the man who is neither "wet"  or. "dry" is asking the pointed quest-  'on as to what will be secured the  bill save the building up of industry  uid trade at points outside, the province. . ^   ,  All of which goes to show that it'  s advisable that the elector who desires to vote intelligently on the subject should carefully examine-the Act ���  before election day.    -  -      .   ��� <  The'"wide open" clause of the Act,  Clause 57, reads in part as follows:  "Nothing in this Act shall be construed to interfere,  "(a) With' the right of any person to  import from without the Province  liquor for bona fide use in his private  dwelling house.1' >  '  This clause means that any resident of the province is allowed to  purchase all the liquor he desires,,  just as often as he wishes, without  control or regulation'by the government, 'so long as he sends his money  outside the province for his supply.  This clause would, for instance, al- -  low any person to place a standing  order with any liquor dealer outside  the province for a weekly or monthly  shipment of whiskey to be delivered  to his dwelling. In such an order the  supply of liquor would reach him constantly as long as he met the bills.  In the face of such conditions the  question may well be asked "Is this  Prohibition?"  In   the   preliminary  campaign  in  connection with the bill and at the  present time,    prohibitionists    have  made a grand stand play, both on the  platform and through their propaganda literature, of the drunkard and.  the frightful evils which accompany  drinking.    Yet, ln the bill for which  they themselves are admittedly en-'  tirely   responsible   they   have  done:  absolutely nothing to lessen the consumption of liquor ln British Colum-  with bia the sole effect of the legislation-  being to send money spent for liquor;  outside' the' province. ' Incidentally it;.  may be mentioned that the drunkard,  who already has the taste and the]  habit, is the man.most likely to be "  the  first  to  take  advantage  of  the'  privilege to buy outside and, should  the Act pass, would therefore have  liquor in'quantity in his home where-.  as he now takes his liquor by -the',  glass.    As the small boy would say'  "What's the use?"  The great question lying behind;  the Referendum-vote on the Prohibit-  ition question Is whether the regulated sale of liquor under'government  license and the control is not better  than the unregulated and unrestricted importation pf liquor from out-'  side points.  Readers desiring literature or Information concerning the Prohibition  Act may secure same by writing to  Merchant's Protective Association,  Room 24 Canada Life Bldg, Vancouver, B. C. Advt.    ..  )  1  <H  ��  I  - V  1

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