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 The  xM^f04^  VR  J\& 81 IS!  THE    HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY    Of    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 6. No. 36  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,   JULY   28,' 1916��  Price 5 Cents  Patriotic Subscription List.---Rancher and Soldier Die S  inquests Held.���Commemoration  ebration to  /ranged  Member of 158th  Dies at Nicola  A painful impression was created on  Thursday in this district when the news  transpired that Pte. Miles McAlonan.of  the 158th Overseas Battalion, stationed  at Vernon, and whose home is in South  Vancouver, had met a tragic death at  Nicola Hotel from strangulation,cau3ed  presumably in the opinion of the coroner's jury. " by constriction from the  tight collar of his tunic around his neck"  while lying face downwards in bed'in  his room at the hotel where he was  staying. \  . With three otheis from the regiment,  deceased, who was aged about 27, only  arrived in Merritt on the morning prior  to the night he died, coming in on 30  days leave to go havesting.  Deceased retired to bed early in good  spirits and was found next morning lying dead. Coroner Dr. Tutill conducted  the inquiry, the jury comprising I. R.  Mackintosh, P. Marquart, W. Munro,  Keg. Bond, W. J. Murdock and G. M.  Brash '(foreman). Provincial Constable  Farr was also present.  The, late soldier enlisted in January,  -and in civilian life was elevator attendant in the Vancouver World building.  Lieut.-Col. Matthews  on his Way Back to  Canada on Leave  Result of Merritt High  School Entrance  Exams. Published  New Staff at the  K. V. R. Depot  The results of the high schooL entrance examinations which was held on  the 26th, 27th and 28th ult., at 85  centres throughout the province, have  just been announced by the Department  of Education. The total. number of  candidates was 3,440, out of which 2450  were successful in passing.  Miss- Phyllis-Isabel McKay of the  Lord Roberts School, Vancouver, who  secured 881 'marks out of a possible  1100, has the honor of securing first  place.  MERRITT CENTRE,  Merritt���Number of candidates, 12;  passed 9; L. Helen Kraker, 743; Jane  A. Smith, 697; Nels. J. Brolin. 689;  Agnes Moodie, 654; Jennie Wade, 650;  George Service 649; Ruth E. Wade 649;  Walter J. Klemola, 636; Clark W.  Jackson, 567.  NOJ^MUNICIPAL SCHOOL  Nicola���Number    of   candidates  passed, 1, Percy C. Currie, 550.  3;  That Lieut-Col.  H. H.  Matthews.D.S.O., who has distinguished himlelf at the front since the  opening stages of the war and  who rose' from major " to Lieut-  . Colonel.,; commandin|^��jje��.8th  ^Winnipeg' "Riflles, , besides "gain-  ing theT>.s o. has left England  for_Cahada on leave in  a - party  .made up of 42 officers 2 nurses  and ,21 other   ranks,   is   information received in a cable from  London..  Returned Soldier Gets  Appointment as Provincial dame Warden  Reginald Bond, of Nicola, a soldier  who returned from the front some  months ago having been given his "discharge following injuries received in  Flanders, but who is now practically  recovered, has been appointed g me  warden for this district in place of G.  Lodwick who recently joined-the camp  of the Engineers at North Vancouver.  It is understood that he will hold the  positiomduung;,Mr;-Lodwick-'fl'j8bsence.  with the forces. '        <   - ���>  Mr: Bond's application had the unanimous endorsation of the local. Conservative Association, and, the support of  Mr. Alex. Lucas.' ,  Early next month, complete changed  will be noticed in the staff at the local  K. V. Railwaysfation, whtn the genial  agent M. M. Shore and the telegraphist H. B. Young, leave, for ^pastures  new. About the same time Jack M.  Aitken and family will also leave to  spend his vacation at Toronto with his  wife's relatives.  ' Mike Shore,during his long stay here,  has made a host of friends, and he and  his wife will be much missed in social  circles. Though not quite decided, it is  expected that Mr. Shore will rejoin the  C. P. R. service at Kamloops.  H. B. Young, though more recently  arrived in the Valley, has also, by his  courteous and obliging manner, become  very popular in the city, and his departure will be regretted. The good  wishes of the-citizens for success in his  j new sphere will go with him. He undertakes the duties of station agent at  West Summerland on the .K.V.R,  Harry L. Ruark, who is well remembered as former agent at Merritt, joins  the K.V.R. pihploy, he having accepted  the position of agent at the new station  called Romeo, the first station past the  Coquihalla Summit.  Edward L. Ruark, brother of the  above, who was Mr. Young's predecessor as telegraphist here, will return to  take duty again at the local office. He  will assuredly be welcome to our city. -  Annual Meeting of  Red Cross Branch  on Thursday Next  Consult the new mail schedule exhibited at the Post Office.  Merritt School Teaching  Staff is Now, Complete  ;--MissK.*B. Currie has been-appointed-  and has accepted position as teacher of  Div. Ill Merritt School. Miss Currie  has a splendid record as a teacher in  the Vancouver Schools.  With this new appointment, and the  appointment of Miss E, M. Brett���as  we announced last week���the Merritt  Public, School staff is now complete.  The annual meeting of the  Red Cross Society will be held  on Thursday afternoon next at  the Society's rooms. Among the  business to be transacted will be  elecdoi of officers and consideration of reports on the years  operations.  Today a further consignment  of articles will be shipped to  Vancouver depot en route to the  base overseas, the consignment  including the first contribution  of articles made by the junior  branch of - the organization,  whose members are enthusiastic-  all doing useful patriotic work.  The consignment included:  From the Junior Guild��� 21 pairs  grey wool sox, 2 pairs white wool  sox, 20 knit wash cloths, 1 pkg.  cigarettes ; from the parent organization���7 night shirts, 14 enteric shirts. 4 suits pyjamas, 11  bandages 60x14,12 eye bandages,  9 M.T. bandages, 3 T bandages.^  7 .pairs  bed sox, 43 pairs grej  wool sox.     Surgical dressings:  7 bundles pads, 6x7, 10 in each  bundle; 12 bundles pads, 9x12,  10 in each bundle; 1 bundle  gauze wipes (200), 1 bundle of  swabs.  Subscriptions to the Nicola  Valley Branch Canadian  Patriotic Fund to Date  I Merritt Mercantile Company  ���i*    ������'   ������-  : ���  ���  T  ���I*  i SHOES  SHOES  SHOES  We' have a line very complete in men's, ladies and childrens shoes in the  different shapes and styles and at. prices sure to please  .  SEE   OUR  WINDOW   DISPLAY  *!* Haying-Tools   Y  ���I* Do not forget us when in need of any  ���*��� requirements for the hayfield. Our stock is  Y '"'good shape to meet all your wants. We  J^ are carrying a special 14in. tine fork which is  &   meeting with approval from all  who  have  tried it  Meri-s Shirts  A nice stock from which to make a selection  and at prices to meet the requirements  of  any purse.  Men's Summer Trousers ::*  white flannel Reg. 3.50 special per pair 2.45  T  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Mr. Alex Lucas Very    '  Pleased with Prospects  ��� V Two out of three of the Yale votes  ttfjmairilirie points'will be cast for me,  and in all parts of the Nicola Valley a  substantial  majority  of the  electors,  including several old time Liberals, will  vote for me and enable me to continue  my work for the constituency in advancing its best interests  as well  as supporting the practical business like program  under way  and planned by Mr.  Bowser and his colleagues," stated Mr.  Alex Lucas on arrival in the city after  visiting many points in the riding. Mr.  Lucas, who, as a prominent Liberal in  Merritt acknowledged this week, "has  done more for Yale than any of his predecessors," is full of optimism.   This,'  combined with the unpopularity of the  proposed Liberal candidate amongst all  shades of opinion, makes it look certain  that some deposit money will go a-begging. " .  $4154.12 has been received by Hon.  Treasurer A. W. Strickland, of the  Nicola Valley Branch of the Canadian  Patriotic Fund, to Wednesday last,  July 26th, on which date the list given  below was compiled.  Arrears to June 30th, unpaid at tht  same date amount to $447.50.  It will be noticed in the list given  hereunder that an item, $9.45, representing a small balance that remained  undisbursed from the Commemoration  Day Fund opened last August, has been  paid into the Patriotic Fund, thus  closing the 1915 Commemoration Day  Fund.  Lodwick, G. H  30.00  Orme, J. L  21.00  Strickland,  A.  W  70.00  Morgan, J. S  6o!o0  Rogers, A. N. B  35.00  Round, A. J. M  15.00,  Martin, Hugh D  14.00  Vanhear,   R.   J  14.00  Simpson & Cranna  14.00  Kay,   Andrew   . .  Williams, Ernest R  Clarke, Thos. E ��� 14.00  Hammond, S. J  5.00  Larcombe,   R,   F  2.00  Ransom, H, D  5.00  Chapman,' J. A  14.00  Hooper, H. G  6.00  Lauder, \V. M  28.00  Winnie, C. M. 7  15.00  Harbord, V. H  30.00  Rolfe,  W.   N. ���."  32.50  Pollard, Robt ,,,.... 30.00  Hunter, John- ,,...."  4.00  Currie,   Duncan     5.00  Harvey, A.D.   .....:....:. ' 12.00  Smitlv^Efc-L.,, .--.-.-�����.-..?.>--='-l-.00  Carr,' Nina M.  ;  10.00  Chapman, James  18.00  Johnston;'Mrs. R , .50  Millar, F.  W.   . -.  ' 12.00  Smith,  Wm.   ::  6.00  Madden, James���  12.00  6.00iKlnS.  6.00 I Hall>.  | niiodes, E. W  7.00  Ellis, J. W,    6.00  Welfare, Wm  12.00  Willgoose, J. T  7.00  Graham, Joseph     60.00  Dennison,   John     12.00  McGoran,  Andrew     ' 25.00  Price,   L.   J  7.00  Fairley,   Wm  36.00  Forschner,  Louis     35.00  Cowan,  W." H  7.00  Hoggan, Mrs. C  30.00  Bodin,   F.o  6.00  Collett,  J.   H.  30.00  Morrisey, L. E -  3.00  Aberdeen Mine Syndicate Employees    16.00  Strachan,  Robert  39.00  McKay, W. A  1.00  Proctor, W  1.00  Maughan,  J.  A  6.00  Hooper, C. 1''     5.00  Sadler, J.  W.  '.  14.00  Inland Coal & Coke Co. Employees      276.50  Bryden, Andrew    - 30.00  Langley, J.  vv" .���  1'5.50  Clark, J -  , 3.00"  Batten,   T.   J  15.00  Dell   . .��� .7.7. 6.00  A.  T.-  5.00  More Machinery will  be Installed at the  Aberdeen Mine  Prospects are looking exceedingly  bright at the copper property of the  Aberdeen Mine Syndicate at Mamette  Lake which continues to produce an  abundance of good ore. In connection  withThe" extensive developments now  under way and planned, it is announced,  further valuable machinery will shortly  be installed. Ore is being hauled from  the mine to the railroad daily for shipment over the K.V.R. to Greenwood.  QUALITY MERCO   SERVICE  T  T  T  I  IBUTTER   CROCKS  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  T  With butter at its present low price and considerable  quantities being made at  local ranches, it is interesting to review ths  possibilities  of  putting down your  future requirements in crocks.   ' We carry crocks in all 'sizss���from  one gallon  ; to five gallon capacity.  ���!���  Leave your orders for  Preserving Raspberries  per crate 2.25  Y  ���������    per crate 2.25        A few crates left per crate 1.75  4  ' Order at once  Preserving Cherries  A few crates left per crate  f  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  X  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ?  Hon. Martin Burrell  Recommends Posl  Office e? Brookmere  A post oflice has been recommerded  for Brookmere, K.V II. by Hon. Martin  Burrell, the local Federal member,with  E. J. Marshall, J. P., as the first post  master. Brookmere is a connecting  point between the new Hope cut-off  line through'the Coquihalla and the line  from Nicola and Merritt and Spences  Bridge. Brookmere is a growing community with prospects rosier than most  people know of.     /-  Marshall, Joe  7.00  Okata,   S  3.00  Forsythe, W. J.   :  12.00  Wilson,  John  -.      2.00  Howse, A.  E.   .' '   70.00  Armstrong, - G.   B  70.00  Grimmett, M. L     70.00  Brown, N. J. H  28.00  Costigan, D.  A *, . 20.00  Coutlie, Alex J . 5.00  Ransom,  G. F.  Rankine, A. F  30.00  Gemmill,   G.  M  7.50  Ewart, Andrew  6.00  Methven, Robt  2.00  Butterworth, J. L  7.0T)  Loewen,   Chas.* J  30.00  Dodding and Sons  60.00  Corkle, W. F  17.00  Jackson,' H.   . ,  2.00  Johnston, Peroy  .......... 2.00  Royle, John . ,. , ,  4.00  Smith, A. W  7,00  Whitaker, R  12.00  Cowley,  John     5.00  Smith,  James     6.00  Woodward,  R.  M.   .'  2.00  Wilson, Donald C  20.00  Goodison, A.   . , %  14.00  Smollett,   Joseph     7.00  Jackson, W. A  15.00  Paterson, Jack     12.00  Public School Teachers  .... 60.00  Middlesboro    Collieries    Employes     ,.-  287.25  Staff N. V. G. Hospital     20.00  N. V. Pine Lumber  Co.  Employees    401.50  Fairley,   Jack     2.00  McAvoy,  J  "l.OOi-  T.'C ,.. .25  Bearisto, R. P  12.47  Hang, Ah  "2.00  Guichon, j; A.  :  50.00  Guichon, Joseph :  100.00 ���  Grote,  A. -W. '' v  1.00  McKendrick,-=-Ao-.5:-..v...... .,.-.-. -20.00';  Ward, F. B. ....... X  150.00^-'  Charles, H. B.  .!..,.....:>.. 5.00 .  Howarth, Geo. T \ A. . . 5.00 '  McBride, T ���  10:00 *.  Bate, J. E :... 25.00;',  O'Dwyer, J  2.00'-"  Crompton,   W .~.... 6.00  Proceeds of Concert  ','Tea in , >    '  . Friendly Village 18,62".. ���  42.55  Taylor,  J  15.00  Ferguson, J  3.00  '  Laroche,  S :....' 3.00  Rhodes,   E.   J i. . 4.00  Thacker, J. C. A  3.00     1  Nicola Valley News  12.00  Tutill,   Dr  50.OO  3S.66, Kinney, Rev.  Geo  6.00  Kirby,   Stanley         25.00  3.00  6.00  .    ��� 2.00  6.00  1.00  1.00  2.00  .     50.00  .-    50.00  1.00  5.00  5.00  Ransom, P. J. F.  Pearce, W. J   Thomson, Rev. J   McDonald,   Geo.   :   Fish, Jim :  Gillespie,  John      Mai,  Leong      Guichon L. P   Guichon, J. F ���  Clarkson,   W.   O   Hyde,  Rev   Harry,   (Jap)       Douglas Lake Cattle Co. Employees    .7 .. .     34.26  Presher, F. R        1.00  Fisher, W. M      10.00  Proceeds   Crucifixion         39.90  Contract Let for Poles  Mr. W. Birket Jackson has been  awarded a contract tor supplying and  delivering poles along Aberdeen Mine  toad from Lower Nicola to the mine,  lequired for the new telephone service  to Mamette Lake. Actual construction will commence vin two or three  weeks, immediately the necessary  material is on- the ground. Supt.  Stevens, of the Government Telephone'  Service, reports that the gang which is  re-setting the pole line from Kamloops to Merritt has reached Stump  Lake.  Fun Chou     1.00  Hing.Leong  3.00  Komigochi,   Tomy     1.00  Yamaguchi, Tad     1.00  Jackson,  W.  Birkett  2.00  Gardner,   James     6.00  Hammond, W. J  12.00  Cassidy, Mike    3.00  Hansen,   George     10.00'  Lyons, Geo.-  10.00  Palmer,   Mrs.   J  60.00  Anderson,   L  6.00  Boothroyd,  W.  H  14.00  Thomas, R,  L,   ,,,,  14.00  Cleasby. H. S  30.00  Gerard,   Simon     6.00  Eastwood,  Isaac     12.00  Mullett,  H  12.00  Reld, F. A  10.00  Vlclntosh,  Chas  5.00  Priest,  Harry  16.00  Hoggan, Andrew  15.00  Dunlop. J, i^.  ileslop; W. A  7.00  .McLean, P.  7.00  Pearl,  S  1.00  jordon, A. J      80.00'  .Vinch,   H  7.00  jrnall, Joseph  14.00  Joinmon,   W  6.00  'ackson, A  25.00  *oyds,  M.  T  5.00  jeitch,  Jack     30.00  jillico, James    12.00  Vdes F ��� 5.00 :  Mark, R. L  50.001  MacLean, H  4.00 |  .eitch,   Hugh    *  14.00 j  li,llis,  Dr.  J.  J  35.00  Walters; Joseph  10.Q0  Iunter, Mrs.  Wm  6.00  Mummer, Rev. A. H.  .. .-. .. 6.00  lackintosh,  J.   R  30.00  ���angstaff, W. R  28.00  VIcDonald, J  2.00  .auder, F. D  30.00  'orsythe, H.  E  25.00  Vitken,   Wm  14.00  leid, R.. B  14.00  nirland,   M.  A  28.00  .tutton, Joseph  .4.00  Mclntyre,   M.  Baxter, Robt  10..00  Jack  1.00  Dodding,  John     2.00  Eagles, F  2.00  Balance-on-hand-Commemor   ation Day Fund 1915   ... 9.45  Brownrigg, M  3.00  Woodward,   H  3.00  Neilson,   Carl     ..3.00  Total  .$4,154.12  Commemoration Day  To be Celebrated  Mayor Jackson announces that  he will declare a public half-holiday for the City of Merritt on  Friday next August 4th, when  the people of the Nicola Valley  will congregate to observe the  12"SS second anniversary of theBritish  Empire's entry into the war at  which resolutions expressive of  the citizens to prosecute Britains  righteous cause until full and  complete victory has been obtain  ed will be passed.  Details for the celebration are  not yet complete but will be announced early next week.   '  The leal Liberals are arrang-  | ing for the   public meeting on  , Saturdav Aug-. Sth, when H.  C.  ��� Brewster and M. A.  McDona'd  are expected to speak.  . The Merritt and District Industrial Co-operative Society, Ltd.  assigned on Wednesday. A. R.  Carrington is the assignee. The  society suffered considerably  20.00 from the war and removals.  i  i    <  ���M!T,,-��   ��� ���gSB^ssta^ssss^^Ai^tSSii  Friday/July 28, 1916  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  TWO  CENTRALLY LOCATED HALL  In the City of Merritt  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 S p.m.  Beer Dray Over-  Turns Injuring  The Brewer  THE   NICOLA   VALLEY  NEWS  Published Every Friday  Publisher : Edward C. Bell - Editor: Ernest B. Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions,  payable in advance, 52.00  per year In Canada.  Britain. United Sto'es aud Foreign Countries, ?2.50.  Great  Address :   The Nicola Valley News, P. O. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B. C.  DISCREDITABLE TACTICS  The sort of Liberal opposition that has developed in the Province  since the prospects of a general election were first mooted is not the sort  that will win the approval of self respecting people or capture elections.  The distortion by ihe Sun of the Gosden perjury trial happenings was  as serious a crime on the court of public opinion as it was looked upon  by those responsible for law and justice. The same paper is misling its  readers on political matters day in and day out. The habit practised  by the Sun in resorting to misleading headlines to make them agree with  their political policy is the basest form of .misrepresentation. To descend  to tactics by which some Liberals and the Liberal press are endeavoring  to discredit the Bowser government rather than expounding a better  program before the electors, is surely a sign of weakness.  The  Calgary Albertan,   an   extremely  partisan Liberal paper in  another province, has a poor opinion of the prospects of the Liberal  party in British Columbia.    In a recent editorial it stated :  "There will be an election ih British Columbia, the'results of  which will be very doubtful. The Liberals, of course, will  make some big gains, but wh'ether or not they will be able to  overturn a strongly entrenched Government is another matter  entirely. : The Liberals did not gain ground in the recent ses  sion.  It is just because the Liberals did not gain ground during the last  session but lost more than they care to measure that the Sun and some  of its supporters are waxing wroth. The plugging scandal, the all-  destructive-non-constructive methods adopted by the lonely Liberal  members of the legislature, and these the chosen leaders of' the party,  betray an utter weakness which sane electors cannot admire. Against  this record stands out brilliantly the splendid and effective business-like  legislation put on the statutes by the Government.. Il is by comparing  the serious setback experienced by the Liberals since Mr. Brewster _and  Mr. Macdonald wen^. to' Victoria with the highly enhanced prestige  gained by.Mr. Bowser and his" supporters during the same period that  people in B. Q. get the .true perspective of political events.        ,,  ���       ��       ���  People m the Nicola Valley without valid excuses or - explanations  for their names not appearing in the published lists of subscribers to the  Patriotic Fund must feel as cheap as a common copper coin when they  realize that the lists printed in the two local newspapers this week will  be read in every home throughout the Valley and far beyond it.  Pope & Small,. the plumbers,  have taken the store on the  main .street vacated.by H. S.  Darknell-and Co. With the more  central position and opportunities  afforded to show their wares this  old time . company are looking  forward to an increase in their  business.' Note the change of  address when you have any  order to place." No job too big  for Small.  Haying is in full swing every  where.  The^ ice plant in connection  with the Nicola Valley Meat Market is again in operation, after  being closed down for some  months.  W. J. Pooley, of Coyote Valley  has purchased an automobile,  which arrived in the city on Wednesday. People' in the district  can now expect to see this progressive rancher herding his  flocks of sheep up mountains and  down the valleys in the most  "scienti fie manner^ '.  Kettle Valley Railway Schedule  OPENING OF NEW LINE VIA HOPE  SCHEDULE  OPERATIVE JULY 31st, 1916  30  45  7.40  21.40  21.50  1.30  2.01  3.04  3.09  3.21  /NELSON  ^PENTICTON  Princeton  Coalmont  , Brookmere  a BRODIE  a 21.10  / 7.30  a 7.20  3.25  2.51  I 1.32  a 1.27  I' 1.15  19.45'  19.28  8.45  10.00  / BRODIE  a MERRITT  19.28  18.00  10.46  11.00  /  NICOLA  MERRITT  /  10.30  10.10  11.10  11.45  13.30  / MERRITT a 17:55  Canford 17.20  a SPENCES BRIDGE / . 15.45  /  BRODIE  Coquahalla  1 HOPE     '  aVANCOUVER  /���leave,   a���arrive;      Trains Nelson, Brodie and Vancouver run daily  Trains Brookmere, Brodie, Merritt, Spences Bridge, daily, except  Sundays.  21  20-  30  50  10.40  a 1;15  24.36  / 22.10  a 21.50  I 18.00  An accident attended py some  unusual circumstances and coincidences occurred on Monday  afternoon at 2 o'clock when a  horse drawing a light rig driven  by L. Forschner, a local brewer,  became scared through a mishap  to its bridle and running off on  high gear along Voght Street  completely overturned at the  junction of that street and Nicola Avenue, pinning the driver to  the ground and the hcrse being  hurled onto its back. Luckily  for Mr. Forschner the rig was  running "light," The scene of  the crash was immediately opposite Mayor Jackson's store.  Some half dozen people were  eye-witnusses of the accident  and the unfortunate man, who  received several face cuts and  bruipes and whose clothes were  badly torn, besides receiving a  severe shaking, was fortunate  in getting immediate assistance  in his predicament.  Provincial Constable Bell, who  was transacting business at the  post office saw the smash and  rushed out and immediately  rendered assistance, reaching the  rig within three seconds of the  accident. Almost simultaneously  Bob Barrett was there releasing  the frantic horse which was  kicking wildly, while the editor  of the News, an eye witness ,of  the smash, helped to extricate  Mr. Forschner from under the  rig, also getting the copy first  hand. Postmaster Langstaff,  another eye-witness, previously  owned the runaway horse, whose  gallop was apparently unnerving  to its usual moderate habits of  speed. Within three minutes of  being thrown out the injured  man who was bleeding badly  was led away by Mr. W. H.  Cowen; and was" fortunate; in  getting skilled, attention" from  Mrs. Cowen, a former matron at  the local hospital, at her nearby  residence.  The Newsy Pars  Trail's tax rate for 1916 is 25  mills.  McCormick & Deering mower  repair parts at W. H. Cowen's.  Remember the new K.V.R.  schedule commences on Monday.  Consult the time table on page 2.  For Sale.���A good Piano.  Cheap., Apply Mrs. Alex Thomson, Middlesboro.   '."''���'���  Mr. Craig, of Vananda. has  taken a position at Nicola Valley  Meat Market.  Charlie Chaplin will be on show  at the Rex Tonight, in "One  night at a show."  Ranchers F. Crowder and A.  Tillery of the Aspen Grove, were  business visitors here the beginning of the week,  A. R. Carrington,notary public  and insurance agent, has opened  an office next to the Rose Marche  in the Walters block.  W. B. Dunn.Supt. of the Highland Valley mines, motored to  this city on Monday and transacted business.  His Honor Judge Swanson and  Mrs, Swanson of Kamloops have  rented Dr. Whillan's residence on  Gorge Road, Victoria, for a  month.  Fred Netherton of the Wilkie  surveying crew, had the misfortune on Wednesday to miss fire  with an axe cutting his foot. Mr,  Wilkie says he will be hors de  combat for a couple of weeks.  News from Sapper  James Fairclough  George Slater, has received a  letter from Sapper James Fairclough in which he states that he  can give no further news regarding A. Paton and J. Wilcox, than  that they were posted as missing.  It has since been definitely established however that both Paton  and Wilcox are prisioners of war.  Reports to another effect have  been persistent of late regarding  Pte. Paton, both in the press and  among the' public, but it should  be stated that relatives here have  been advised by the military  authorities at Ottawa that Pte.  Paton is aprisoner in Germany.  Pter���Paton-s^brotherf���James,-is  a corporal in the 1st Pioneers  reinforcements now in camp in  England.  In his letter Sapper Fairclougn  mentions that George Osmond is  quite well again anJ is in the  officers mess at Shorncliffe. Alex  McKay is now a quartermaster.  While drawing a heavy load of  logs down a hill at Patchett's  logging camp up the Coldwater  on Monday the brake broke and  tne jwagon which was being  hauled by four horses overturned.  One of the wheel horses, a valuable animal, was struck by a log  and was injured so severely it  had to be shot.  S. Lockart and D. Greive left  this week for Princeton to work  in'the mine there.  ' Fred Reid has bought a small  house and a lot near the. Presbyterian church, Hugh Leitch has  moved it back twenty feet so that  che summer suns can reach  mother earth.  Mrs, Fuerst. sister of Mrs. Jos.  Collett, arrived in the city on  Tuesday night's train from Toronto, to spend a holiday here.  Mr.. Fuerst is in France serving  with the C.E.F."  Mr. Scott, a rancher o��7Mani-  toba, is in the Valley visiting.  Mr. Scott'was a resident of the  Nicola Valley some eighteen years  ago and now sees derided change  and development. -  Mr. and Mrs". E,. Gissing ol"  Middlesboro, were passengers on  Tuesday's train for the Bridge  to meet Mr. Gissing's mother  from Toronto; who came West tc  spend a vacation with her son.  Visitors to our city this week  from Kamloops were Mr. and  Mrs. A. B. Ward, Mr. .and Mrs.  J. R. Dalglcish and son, Mr. and  Mrs. H. Shotton and children.  The party ��� were travelling by  autos.  The many friends of Mrs. Jas.  King, formerly of this city, but  now residing at Princeton,.,will  regret to hear that her brother,  Lister Foote, accidentally shot  himself-while^oh "his-father's  sheep ranch at Jedeeiah Island,  about forty-five miles from Vancouver. The deceased was 23  years of age,  A goyernment telephone line is  to be erected from Ashcroft to  the Highland'Valley.  Nominations for a representative in the Provincial Legislature  for the Yale riding will be accepted by Returning Officer McRae at the Government office at  Ashcroft on August 3rd. Alex.  Lucas will he the Conservative  nominee, and it is expected that  Joseph Walters will be the Liberal standard bearer.  The new trades - license bylaw  continues to cause considerable  commotion among people doing  business in the, city. " Two milk  dealers who retail milk in a  small way, Mr. Skelton, of Col-  letville, and Mr. Kennedy, of  Voght Reserve, have, it is understood, made an arrangement  for the supply by one of certain  customers of the other. As he  resides cutside the 'city limits  Mr. Skelton would have to pay a  peddlers license of $25 every six  months, under the bylaw, to sell  milk'in the city. Now he is able  to do just as much business with- j  out taking out alicense at all.     j  The  Coldwater  ; "It's Jill Comfort." -  Headquarters of Mining Men and  Commercial Men  Merritt is the gateway to the rich Copper Gold properties of Aspen x  Grove, Mamette Lake and Highland Valley.  Reliable information relative to the mining'and ranching  iidustry's freely given./ If you want to fird a friend you'll  find him at the Coldwater���the old reliable first-class hotel  of Merritt. ���'������'-���-  Hot and Cold  Water. I^ooms' wilh Baths. Fine Iqrge Sample Rooms  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream usedin Ihe Hotel are daily .from our Ranch  MURDOCH   McINTYRE  Proprietor  I)  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  Liverpool and London  and Globe  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British America of  Toronto  Life & Accident  .B.C.  Life  Globe Indemnity of  Canada  i .1  il  Only  Prime Goods  PRIME   BEEF,   MUTTON  AND  PORK  PREMIUM BACON AHD HAMS  FRESH PURE FORK SAUSAGE  Creamery Butter, Ranch Eggs. Lettuce, Celery, etc.  'Prices Lowest  Quality Highest  Nicola  Valley Meat Market  ,i -  CONTRACTOR  Estimates given on any kind of Building Work  No Job Too Small .  Electric Lighting  Supplies, and  Electrical fittings  '       All Goods at Lowest Prices  Store and Office: Opposite Coldwater Hotel  M  LECKIE SHOES  , ;, ; - TV[0- other_shoe made is superior_to thegenuina,_  *Ar\    LECKIE.     Pay no attention to the statement  "as  Rood  as  a LECKIE," because the  superiority of  LECKIE 300TS AND SHOES-  rjr, ... ', ...    have  long since been  firmly   established  and  / he  quality  goes  U\    have^ stood the test of the very haid.es* use.  before  the name goes   possible.  nn    /A^/'c n   T T.CIt'I't.        The farmer, the miner, the boys in khaki in��  on���mat s a i^n^i^ic    the trfcnchca hava found LECKIE BOOTS th��.  logical Loot tor real comfort and long service.  $HXade in  x British Columbia  \  LECKIE  BOOTS  are the " economical-in-the-long-run '' boots for  the business and professional man as well as tho,  - farmer or miner^ 'i There isa LECKlft for every  pui pose���for every use.  AT   LEADING  DEALERS ���  II:  H Built for Wear, Style & Comfortj I  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  J  i  ._*.','*.: Three '  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, " July' 28, '1ST ��;  ���Banking  Business  Invited ;  ��� .-'���'." , ���  ^ -   ���  ��� V17E invite the banking accounts of merchants, ;  ��� ^ manufacturers, societies and individuals.  ; , We offer the modern Banking service of a pro-  ; gressive Bank, possessing ample resources, ex-  ; .'.- tensive connections and complete facilities.  ; All customers of The Bank of Toronto are assured  [y          every courtesy and attention. '  - Assets  $61,000,000  X'x  X  I "trig  BANK ofTORONTO  M. L GRIMMETT, LL.B.  . BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   rUBUC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor     ' Notary Public  Solicitor for Ihe Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt-  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  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,  1 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.  "��� Sojourningbre-  thren are cordially invited to attend. , :' -  A. 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..  f  Photographs  of the Best  No Time like the' present  to have your Photo, taken  Think it over, and then call and  ���ec samples at the City Studio.  Chas. f\ Hooper  Opp. Schools  Merritt  For Rent  Hall   over  the   "Nicola  Valley 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.  Apply Box M, "News" Office  6YNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGULATIONS.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories - and ln a portion of the  Province of British Columbia, may be  leased for a term of twenty-one years  renewal for a further term of 21 years  at' an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not  more than 2,560 acres will be leased to  one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurvey-  ed territory the tract applied for shall  be staked out by the'applicant himself.  1 Each application'must be accompanied by a fee of ?5,' which will be re  funded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royal  ty 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 mer  chantable 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   ol  this  advertisement' will not be  palf  for. -83575. "  [Commemoration Day, Aug. 4  Contributed by "Justin Wilson," Nicola  The Douglas Lake Cattle Company-  Limited  Are the Owners of the following des-  scribed Stock :  Cattle  bVanded   III   lsft or right hip.  vented when sold bar under brand.  Cattle branded G S right ribs, vented  when sold bar over brand.  Horses branded 111 left or right shoiil-  '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 for information that will lead  lo^wiviction_df_anyb"ody_SteaIihg~bf  Killing any of our Slock.  F. F. Ward, Manager  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  As the Sewing Season is approaching  let N. J. Barwick, the Singer's Sewing  Machine Agent put your Sewing Mac-  chine Jn 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.  WHEN YOU VISIT   . .  VICTORIA  STAY AT THE  BRUNSWICK HOTEL  . cor. Yates arid Douglas  Under the management of Mr. and Mrs.  J. B. Plumb", late of Merritt.  A high class hotel with; reasonable rato  centrally located���ten minutes from C.  P.R. Wharf.    50c, 7Bc, $1.00.  Remember the BRUNSWICK  Write ahead for reservations.  The Forward Adult Bible Clasp  which meets at the Methodisi  Church every Sunday afternoon  invites your presence. Scriptural  lesson next Sunday."  The 4th of August, the 2nd,  anniversary of the war, is now  dose upon up'; and once again we  are called upon to commemorate  the day, which means we are to  call to remembrance by solemn or  public act the day, on which began the "Titanic Struggle of all  Ages," Collectively we are  going tp do, that which, I trust,  all of us have been trying to do  every day of cur lives since the  war started: ���  Remember  Remember the flagitious conduct of a onoe civilized people,  who for no higher object than to  maintain the despotism of a debased militarism, forgot everything that is worth while to a  nation, committing outrages in  Belgium, such as could only be  assigned "to devils or the Uod  forsaken, and such as have stained the honor of Germany to all  eternity.  Remember  That it was to stem this malignant tide of awful wickedness,  that so many of our finest and  noblest men left all that was near  and dear to them, to face discomfort, unthinkable perils, and  merciful death in the blood stained trenches of Flanders, Gallipoli  and Servia,  Remember '  the prisoners of war.      i  Remember  those fine men and soldiers,  who for us, and to their everlasting honor have, laid down their  lives, dying for our freedom,  and that the cause of Right  might continue.  Remember ���  we are just as heartless Huns  as the Germans if we allow  those sacrifices "to pass without  eoirg something ourselves to  turther the cause���the sacred  cause of God and Right, for  which they died,'  1 Remember  especially those,' who were so  very near_and dear to them:���  the wives and children left at  home. Jt is indeed a terrible  thing to think' that there are  hearts, into which the brightest  ray from the throne of God has  never filtered. The ray of  "Divine Pity and Sympathy."  We are placed on this earth  among our fellow men to be a  help and. a comfort to them, and  not as so many selfishly imagine  to live on them. There are such  things as "Moral Cannibals" we  were made for the v world, and  the world was not made especially for us.' That is the first step  towards learning the meaning of  duty, and there is no greater  thing to remember than our duty  We can remember those who  have died for us, we can remember the blind, and the crippled,  but in remembering we must also  remember ~our_duty;���There-is  not a child among us, who is not  called today to remember hisduty  To do that part for which he was  created. It is not your duty to  criticize the dependents of men,  who are suffering for you. Let  your thoughts be with the suffering on the battlefield. It is  not your duty to say that you  will not give of those good gifts,  which God Almighty has seen fit  to lend j ou for awhile. A strict  stewardship account will one day  be'taken. It is your duty to  learn what you owe your fellow  men,  those among  whom  you  live, especially when they pay  with their lives,and to do it with  all the strength that is in you.  Do not say that you are a  socialist, and do not believe in  war. No christian man does, but  remember that socialism without  fraternity is useless Waste of  time. Let us see you practice  fraternity among your neighbor?  at home, and then there may bt  something in socialism.  Do not make vain excuses for  selfishness. Nobody believes you  and why trouble to lie to yourself.  The eyes of your fellow workers  are on you, and the eyes of God  watch the swing of your trial  balance. That balance, in which  the smallest true endeavor weighs  and the monument of hypocrisy  counts as nothing.  Days, of a happy peace will follow the days of war, and to some  "Commemoration    Day"    will  never be forgotten.    " Last year  he was with us,���today,���may  God shield and keep him," is the  thought of many today.    In the  years to come what will they say?  What will they-say?  '���'Thank  God, I learnt to know myself and  did my duty."  -Let us, then,all lay up for our-  'selves one small treasure for the  future���the memory of a deed  that was worth the while,  "Memory, fond memory,when  all things fade we cling to thee."  TRY  IT!  CANADA'S  HOME FLOUR  GROWN IN CANADA  MILLED IN CANADA  FOR EVERY HOME  Ask your Qrocer for  HOUSEHOLD  j  Many Local li. of P.'s  Have Joined The  Fighting Forces  Sapper Thomas Buchanan, late  of Merritt, has been wounded and  returned to the front on four occasions.   He is now in the firing  line.    His wife is also doing a  useful duty, in the  "home -battle," and is engaged as a conductor on a street car in Glasgow,  Scotland.    Sapper Buchanan is  one of' the many local Knights of  Pythias-playing a Briton's part  in the war. Among the members  of the local E.P. lodge with the  colors are A. Strang, D. Coupland  E. Jones, John Grant, A. Limb,  Wa P. Thompson,  F.  Ryan,  J.  Wilcox, J. Moyes, E. Stackhouse,  H. Penman, E. Pearce, T, Buchanan,  besides others of  whom  there is not a definite record,  some having attested in England.  Mrs. Murdock Mclntyre and  children, with Miss McKenzie of  the Coldwater Hotel clerical staff  returned home on Tuesday afternoon after spending an enjoyable  vacation with friends at Phoenix  and other points in the Boundary  country, Mr. Mclntyre brought  the party back in his fast automobile, leaving here on Sunday.  Mrs. G- Lodwiok and little  daughterDalphine.-left the-Val-  ley on Thursday morning's train  en route to EnK'and, where they  intend to reside while Mr. Lodwick is with the forces. Many  friends were at the Nicola and  Merritt depots to wish Mrs.  Lodwick bon voyage, and all  hope to see her baek again in  the Valley when the war is over.  SUPPORT THE  CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FUND  Branch organizations have a double dutv to perform. They-are expected to do all in their power  to increase the resources of the common fund and  to see that soldiers' dependents residing in the  district under their controly 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  PROCLAMATION  Yale Electoral District  Joe Upston, rancher, raw-hider  and railway engineer spent the  week end in town, having come  down from the Coquihalla to go  as a hay pitching expert to thc  Otter Valley country.  HESLOFS MEAT MARKET  PRIME  BEEF,  MUTTON,  PORK AND  FOWL  FRUIT AND VEGETABLES  EXTR<\   SPECIAL   SHIPMENT   OF  Cherries, Plums, Tomatoes, Cucumbers  LOCAL  MUTTON  CRUSHED  BONE, makes excellent Chicken Feed, 5-lbs. .25  "STORE   OF   QUALITY"   Our Motto  TO WIT:  PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to;  the Electors of Yale Electoral District/  that in obedience to His Majesty's Writ  to me directed, and bearing date the  fifth day of July, in the year of our  Lord one thousand nine hundred and  sixteen, I require the presence of the  said Electors at Government Ofiice,  Ashcroft, B.C., on the third day of  August, at 12 o'clock noon, for the purpose of electing one person to represent  them in the Legislature of this Province.  The mode of Nomination of Candidates shall be as follows :  The Candidates shall be nominated in  writing; the writing shall be subscribed  by two registered voters of the district  as proposer and seconder, and by three  other registered voters of the said district as assenting* to the nomination,and  shall be delivered to the Returning Officer atvany time between the date of the  Proclamation and one p.m. of the. day  of Nomination. In the event of a poll  being necessary such poll will be open  onthe" Fourteenth "day "of "September,-  at-  Agassiz, Oddfellows hall  Hope, court house  Yale, court house  North Bend, court house  Lytton, court house  A shcroft, court house  Cache Creek, post offlce  Canford, post office  Coutlie, Solomon's stare  Middlesboro, Coal Co. ofiice  Nicola, Government office  Brookmere, post office  Harrison Mills, public hall  McGillivrays, McGillivray's house  Harrison Hot Springs, post office  Quilchena, Guichon's store  St. Elmo, public hall  CatiiD   6, C.P.R. station  Keefers, C.P.R. station  Spence's Bridge, Government building  Walhachin, Snells office  Dot, Abbott's house  Coyle Station, public hall  Mammette Lake, post office  Merritt, court house"  Aspen Grove, post office  Thynne's, J. G. Thynne's house  Coldwater,^Olson's house  Stump Lake, mines office  Douglas Lake, D. L. Cattle Co. store  Upper Hat Creek, post office  Ruby Creek, Inkman's store  Popcum, Damaskey & Hall office  Boston Bar, Abray's store  Port Douglas, Purcil's store  Spuzzum, post offlce store,  of which every person is hereby required to take notice and govern himself accordingly.  GIVEN under my hand at Agassiz,  B.C., this 22nd day of July, one thousand nine hundred and sixteen.  JOHN McRAE,  Returning Officer'  Come and See  My selection of  New Fall and Winter  Suitings  just arrived! In spite of difficulties experienced in securing  Cloths from the English manufacturers, the Semi-ready Tail- ���  brjng Company has been able to  maintain its reputation for widely  varied selection and, unequalled  values.  Come while the selection is at  its best.  Suits from $18 to $40  ANDREW EWART  The  City Tailor,  (Opposite Bank of Toronto)  Palace Bakery |  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc.  Hot Pies every Saturday.  W^FAIRLEY���Proprietor  Thank You!  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 reason-,  able prices, from fifty cents each.  BRIDGMAN'S STUDIO.  413 Granville Street  Vancouver, B. C.  Please note the new address.  ;The members of the Epworth  League will held a social evening  next Monday. All members are  asked to be present,  .'���,**. AV* v'\/m'  ?\imMmv*Y Y  t      t     ' uijtuMy. m*-v*v����* ���'���*?*���*  Lis��^��M*J^nx,iJCi"A'Sr'"ja."R'  t��*3a����assywraa*v*^  Four  ffHE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday,   July 28, 1916  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  'Che House of ^KCeril in  MERRITT,  B. C.  We have one of the best thought of and most talked of Hotels in B.C.  EUROPEAN  PLAN  Banquets and Dinner Parties a  Specialty  D. A. Costigan, Mgr. A. Hoggan, Prop>  The Clydesdale  STALLIONS:  VICTOR HUGO  AND  MAJOR HUGO  Class Legislation in  B.C. Prohibition  Act  Two Auto Trucks  Arrive���To Haul  Ore  from Mines  Two auto trucks arrived in the city  this week and will be used by the local  garage for hauling ores from the differ  ent mines in the district to the railroad  The two local blacksmiths are at present fitting suitable bodies to the trucks  which, are reapectively of two and  three ton carrying capacity, and are  capable of a speed of 15 miles per hour.  The advance from horse to motor  traction in the hauling of ore is significant of the rapid strides being made  along the different lines connected with  the greatly increased mining ajtivity  throughout this section. Parry Reid  and Robt. Boyden have been engaged  by the garage to run the trucks.  Measure Would Mean One  Law for the Rich and  Another for the  Poor  "VICTOR HUGO"  Imp. (9898) (15031)    .  Sire: Sir Hugo, 10924  1st Dam: Fair Maid 18355, by Marcellus  11110.  2nd Dam  222  Lady Bell 8997, by Darnley  Commencing May 3, " VICTOR  E-3LGO" 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  TERMS: To insure with Foal $15  For further information apply to  t     D.  DODDING, (Owner)  Lower Nicola - B. C.  I have secured the local agency for the  Cascade Laundry Co.  of Vancouver.   All linen must be' hand'  ed in by Mondav Evening if delivery in  wanted Saturday evening of the same  week.   Price list on application.  ANDREW EWART, The City Tailor.  W^mm^uMj^ftJ^Jr^  Walermansd  Th* pan VI Ih '  Fountain Pen  th*   Cllp-C*p  I  because it writes at the very first  stroke, writes steadily ond keeps on  writing fill the last drop of ink in the  pen is exhausted. The Clip-Cap keeps  it always at hand ready for instant uso  in the lecture-room, examination-room,  study, on the car,���anywhere. Sold  by the best dealers everywhere.  - As the details of the Prohibition Act.  on which the electors will give a referendum vote on Sept, J4th, are being  brought out, the measure is becoming  unpopular with fair minded men because of the fact that the Act covers  "class legislation" of the most pronounced type.  It is one of the principles of true and  stable government that genrral laws  should treat all citizens,���whether  workingman or employer, whether  rich or poor���alike. This principal is  violated in a glaring manner by the  Prohibition Act, and for that reason,  the measure is being condemned by the  working class in particular and fair  minded electors in general.  While many clauses of the Act are of  the "class legislation" type., the most  glaring instance is that which is contained in Clause 57, the section which  provides for the uncontrolled, unre-  strcted and unlimited importation of  liquor from outside the Province. This  clause reads 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 flde use in his private  dwelling house."  This clause is a direct blow at the  workingman, the mainstay of the prosperity of the province, and the man of  moderate linearis, whose earnings are  iasufficient to allow him to save money  to any considerable amount. v  It is legislation which says to the  man who has money at his disposal  "You may import all the liquor you  want, ordering it by the quart, gallon  case or barrell, so long as you send  outside the Province for it." To the  workingman or man of moderate means  who is accustomed to buy his beer or  other beverage by the glass or bottle  it says in emphatic terms, "No, you  can't do that any longer. If you want  to get liquor in.small quantity and buy  it in your home town, as you have  been accustomed to do, you must go. to  the doctor and get a prescription, paying his fee, and then get .the prescription filled at the drug store,,,  Is not this one law for the rich and  another for the poor, or man of moderate means; one law for the working  man-and-another-for the "employed?  And what,' in the name of justice,  is  Geo. Roth well, manajrer for  Guthrie McDaugal Co. left on  this morning's train for the Coquihalla. The snowshed construction will be rushed to completion immediately. Some hundreds of men will be employed.  Installation of Officers  Last Monday at  Court Unity, 9205  At the regular meeting of  Court Unity, A. O. F. held on  Monday evening, the following  officers were installed into office  for the term.  I.P.C.R. .....7, ....Frank Bond  C.R.. A. Ewart  S.C.R. ...;... .".H. McLean  Treas.. G. H. Tutill  Sec............. W. R. Langstaff  Sen. W. ....W. Welfare  Snr. W. .... ..J. Wheatley  S. B    W. Cumberland  J. B..,.............. '.J; J. Ross  Whilst the Court is quite sound  financially the absence of many  members serving in the war is  noticable by the small attendances at the meetings.  In a letter to a friend, Pte. Dan  Shearer states _ he was injured in the  arm but not seriously, and is now back  at the front as'a cook in a sergeants'  mess. -.    ,  ���1 ��*����$*.$.��{.���}.��$'.$��>*.�����*.��  ���i- -I���i- ���!��� -:-���!- ���!- -i- ���> -{"J���I- ^- -v"i-I.  X  '���:-**<-******.>**>:~>.:��>**.5>.>.m��?  FOR UP-TO-DATE  ':-:'-'^WC:':'':'s'yri  ALL MILLINERY AT REDUCED  PRICES  ���**********.>.:'.:��x..K'*******':  *���  ���  I  X  *  *  Enquire our Prices  ���Our tum over enables us to always have in stock  only the choicest and freshest goods.     We invite     --.  your patronage on merit only.  Ranch Hand Dies  Suddenly at the  Triangle Ranch  Braids Tea  Blue Ribbon Tea  Eagle Milk  St. Charles Milk  Ready Lunch Loaf  Devilled Ham  Preserved Bloaters  Libby's Vienna Sausage  Oysters, Blue point *  Minced Clams  Nabob Salmon  Canned Peas   .  Canned Peaches  tall-tins  Assorted kinds  in fancy 3 lb. tins each 1.10  "per lb. .40  3 tins for .50  ���   2 for .25  per tin .20  3 tins .20  per tin .20  per tin .30  per tin .25, and .45  per tin   .20  per tin  2 tins for  ' each  per lb..  best quality  best grade  large tins  .25  .35  20  40  X  Extra Choice Local Ranch-By Iter ...  Pure Lard 3 lb���tin:.60f S lb. .95. 10 lb. 1.90  Choice Prunes, large siz% sterilized and \  sealed in 5 lb!" tins  X  L E. WATERMAN COMPANY, LTD.  107 Notre Dame Street West,  MONTREAL  Tom McStay eame down from  the Aberdeen mine and spent the  week end with his friends here.  Mr. Mullet, late manager of  the Co-operative Society left on  Thursday's train for Vancouver.  With ticket number 211 Mrs.  Winch won the phonograph raffled by J. Bevis. The draw took  place at the City Tailor's store  last Saturday evening.  that but " class legislation ? "  As far as the principles of Prohibition  are concerned, the man who would be  hit by this class legislation is asking the  question as to why Prohibitionists think  there is any more danger to be feared  from the consumption of liquor which  is bought by the quart, case, gallon, or  barrel, outside the Province, than there  is from its consumption when bought,  locally, by the single glass or bottle.  This question is a hard one for Prohibitionists to answer, as the Act sent to  the electors with their approval provides for the purchase of just as much  liquor as was previously the case, so  long as it is secured from a drug store  or imported from points outside the  Province.  An illustration of the manner in which  even men of means view the Act is  shown by the words of a prominent  Vancouver Financial man, when he  said: "If I voted for the Prohibition  Act, I'd do it with the knowledge that  I conld get just as mu h liquor as I  wanted anyhow, for I can afford to send  away for it. But I can't vote for a  measure which is so unfair as to give  privileges which are denied to the workingman just because he is'nt as well  fixed as I am." Advt.  Not-a seed Raisins  Currants Choice' Cleaned  MacLaren's Imperial Cheese  Dates Extra fine and fresh  Jelly, Strawberry and Raspberry-  per tin .75  per pkt.   ^15  per pkt. .15  per jar .33, and .60  2 pkts. for   .25  in 5 lb. tins, each .75  *  *  *  f  *  *  *  Men's Cotton Socks  Men's Lisle Socks '       ' Black only  Blue Shirts Strong make and finish  Blue Stripe Overalls all sizes  Men's Fine Cotton Underwear  Boys' Blouses and Shirts  7 pair for, 1.00  3 pair for .50.  each .90  each 1.25  per suit .75  THE  at .60, end .65 each  MERRITT  ^*^*^*^**S**S*^*^*^**S**S*^*^'*^*^**t>^**S**S**I**S*****I*<v'*i***" *{**!********l**S**{**S**{*^**��*^**I*{**2**S**I**S**2***'*!**,I**t''4,*S*^*  Miss Edith Paige, arrived from  Vancouver-on Saturday-evening's  train to spend a vacation with  friends here.  Mr. Albert Twining, of Vancouver, arrived in the city'on  Tuesday night to take up a position as bookkeeper in the office,  of the Merritt Mercantile store.  Dr. Jackson, the dentist, is ex-  pected-here-August 1st.-^������������  George Devonshire, Jr., engineer- at the Aberdeen mine, spen t  the week end here with his wife  and family.  Reginal J Bond, of Nicola, a returned soldier, who happily is  now looking much improved in  health, was a visitor here on Saturday.  Just received a nice selection  Joe Hutton, who was with the  Micola Valley Meat Market for a  mmber of years, has taken a  pre-emption adjoining the Lazy  L place at Mamette Lake. He  .ntends going in for sheep raising  ind has- purchased 'some breeding ewes from W. J. Pooley of  Nicola.  Born���July 24th to Mr. and  ind Mrs. Louis Clark, of Middles-  ooro, a daughter, at Nicola Val-  ey General Hospital.  Several children with their  parents and friends spent an enjoyable ' picnic at Canford on  Tuesday.  The death took place suddenly  at Quilchena on Monday morning  from the results of heart .failure  following an attack of dysentery  of George Stephens, aged about  66, who collapsed while haying  at the ranch of F. D. Lauder,  Deceased, who hailed from the  States, when in Merritt some ten  days ago appeared in his usual  health. He was completing  some arrangements prior to obtaining the' Crown grant on his  pre-emption in Loon Lake dis'-  trict. The late Mr. Stephens at  one time conducted the'Star restaurant, now the New York Cafe,  in this city and. was popular  amongft a wide circle of friends  throughout the Nicola Valley,  and elsewhere.    , -  r i'        t  Coroner Dr:' Tutill conducted  an inquest on deceased, the jury  being empanneled by -Provincial  Constable Farr, of Nicola. - .'  . The first 7witness, Mr. Fred  Lauder, said it would be about  10.30 when deceased came in  with his load of hay. Having  unloaded the hay he told a boy  to hang up his fork and just  afterwards he fell over in a  faint. I came from the stack,-  picked him up, and gave him a  little brandy. This did not seem  to- revive^ him. He gave one  long breath and died.'  By che jury���he laid eff work  last Wednesday morning on account of dysentrey. He,had just  started work the morning he  died, and took ill after he had  hauled three loads. He was a  steady, faithful man at work.  Fred Walker deposed that deceased whom he had known, for  four years, had everything possible done to revive him. He had  a pre-emption on the south of  his own.  HIGH GRADE  Plumbing  Get our prices and estimates  on anv or all branches"of the  Plumbing Business  Pumps  FITTED AND REPAIRED  STOVES   AND   HEATERS  put into first class shape  POPE AND SMALL  PLUMBERS & TINSMITHS  Repair Work of All Kinds  Dr, JACKSON,  Dentist  Will re-open ..Dental Rooms, in the'  JACKSON BLOCK^ ,   ���  over the Post Office, on August 1,  when his professional services will  be available and appointments''.  made.  GET THIS CATALOGUE  Mr. and Mrs. Grimmett and  family returned home on Tuesday afternoon after enjoying the  pleasures of an automobile trip  through the Okanagan.  Miss Helen Hyland, daughter  of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hyland of  this city, arrived on Saturday's  train to spend a three weeks  vacation. Miss Hyland is training for a nurse at the Royal Columbian hospital at New Westminster.  Mrs.   W.    Sherwood was the  ucky winner of the fine  thor-  of Two-piece Dresses,  selling af I ^gh bred mare raffled by Mr. T.  $1.75 each at the Rose Marche.JR. Laws.  Graduating exercises of Miss  Whitmore who has qualified as a  graduate nurse after a course of  training at the institution will be  hhld on Monday next, July 31st,  at Nicola Valley General Hospital  commencing at 8 p.m.  Charles Oscar, another witness  and an Indian told how all the  men tried to help Stephens when  he fell. The Indian said "him  very good man.'.'  The verdict brought in by  Foreman Dave Hunter and the  jury which comprised H. Lord,  J.-C. Quillen, A. Grimshire, Ole  Eggen and H. Minshom, was  that deceased died from' the results of heart failure, imputing  no blame to anyone.  Mr. ,N. J. Barwick wired to  Mr. G. G. Stephens, a son of  deceased, at Marysville, Washington. Ihe Rev. Johnston officiated at the funeral held here on  Thursday afternoon. The wife of  Frank Davis, who worked for D.  L. Munro, some time ago- is" a  daughter of the late Mr. George  Stephens.  SAVE MONEY  The Best Ever  issued; Skates,Skating  Boots, Hockey Sweaters, Uniforms,  and  Complete Outfits,  Snowshoe*,. Moccasins,  Skis, Toboggans.  We want every Man  interested in Sports  of any kind'to get  our   large  Free  Catalogue.    Price*  right and satisfaction  guaranteed.  Immense   Stock  prompt shipment.  You  can save'  money  by' getting  Catalogue to-day.  TiWJQYb_& SON I.  Notre DameSt.West ]  MONTREAL  Mines for Sale  William McNeill,the local prospect 3r, is busy gathering together  samples of copper and other ore  from 'prospects and mines in the  Aspen Grove and 'Nicola Valley  district. The collection will le  sent to the Vancouver exhibition  which opens next month at Hast  ings Park.  I have  been-prospecting in the  Aspen Grove and Nicola Country  for ten years and have the following properties for sale :    ,  Copper, Iron, Mica,  Asbestos,  Gypsum.  Private reports on mines,aud Assessment work and Prospecting1  undertaken for companies. I  have a complete outfit and will  take contracts in mines. Correspondence invited.  Wm.,McNeilI, Merritt, B. C.  Indian Jimmie Gardner, of  Clapperton, on M n lay was ordered by Magistrate Morgan to  pay $25 and costs for being drunk  and being in possession of firewater. The same man was  brought before the magistrate at "  the Provincial Courthouse for  being drunk at Lower Nicola,  bring fined $5 and costs, and an  additional $20 and  costs for. an  :s  :  M  l-'A'-Ml  d'i  ..>.'!  *1 ���  If  I  II  xi  ivjl  lassult at Lower Nicola.  m  til  1  fe


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