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Array Vol. 6. No. 31  THE    HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY    OF    MERRITT    KKD    THE    NK&ljf   VALLEY  MERRITT,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,   JUNE 23,  1916*  ^^^  Price 5 Cents  Mamette Lake Telephone System To Be Installed Soon.���Result  of Kamloops Trial���Government Grant for Fall Fair.���  Grant of $250  If Fair Held  Committee    Will     Solicit ' for  Special   Prizes.���Date Suggested September 8th.  That the government has assured the  Nicola Valley Agricultural and Horticultural Association that it will make a  grant of $250 towards the expenses of  the proposed fall fair to be held at Merritt and that the directors of the society  are strongly in favor of holding the  show on Friday, September 8th, instead  of the followiug day as suggested by  government fair offi :ials in completing  the Provincial fair dates schedule, were  interesting items transpiring at a, well  attended meeting of directors held at  the City Hall on Tuesday afternoon,  President D. Dodding, presiding.  As to whether a fair will or will not  be held depends almost entirely on the  question whether the people of tire  Valley respond with promises of donations sufficient to ensure the fair being  ��� held without financial loss being incurred. To determine what can be expected along these lines and what sum  will be required for an attractive prize  . list committees have been formed, and  - these will report on their work at a  later meeting  Directors B. Jackson and J. W.  Langley.were deputed as a committee  - to get promises of special prizes,- while  ,:H. S.  Cleasby   A. N. B,  Rogers,  B.  Jackson, J. W. Langley, D. L. Munro,  R. Whittaker, B. G. Stewart will  take  1 steps to revise the prize list and solicit  promises of donations .and advertising  for the  prize schedule.   The Govern-  _:- ment has offered to award special prizes  in the milk and cream classes,,-.,,,'���'.'  Present at the meeting were President D. Dodding. Directors R. Whittaker, B. G. Stewart, W. B. Jackson,  D. L. Munro, J. Collett. A. N. B.  Sogers, M. Woodward, J. W. Langley,  and Secretary tt. S. Cleasby.  Mamette Lake to be Linked Up  by a Telephone Line This Summer  NIew Lice will be Started Within a Month says Supt. W. H. Stevens  Aberdeen Mine Road is Proposed Route.���Many Ranchers  Will Benefit.���Agitation of Many Months Recognized  by the Dominion Authorities  Will Appeal to  Supreme Court  Property Owners Want Assessment Reversed by Judge.  Hearing Not Fixed  Rex Entertainment Such Outstanding  Success Will be Repeated on Tuesday  Supt. W. H. Stevens, of the Government Telephone Service, is expected to  arrive in the Valley from Kamloops  early next month with the object of inspecting the proposed route for the new  telephone line which will connect the  local system with Mamette Lake and  Savona.  Actual work will he started within a  month states the Superintendent.  It is understood that the Dominion  authorities have passed appropriations  for the installation of the line as far as  Mamette Lake and that connection between Lower Nicola and that point will  be linked up during the present summer.  The entiie extension to Savona will  probably be completed next year.  So far as can be anticipated before  Supt. Stevens goes over the ground,  the route "to be followed will lead np  the Government road connecting Lower  Nicola with Aberdeen Mine district.  Leaving Lower Nicola, the Tyner ranch  is already connected by telephone and  following the road thenewline will give  similar privileges to .1. Smith, R. Whittaker, H. Stumble's, W. B.' Jackson, P.  Johnson and T. Williams, ranchers, as  well as, pre-emptors places lying between the Williams ranch and the Aberdeen Mine onthe new Aberbeen Mine  road extension. From the mine the  proposed line would be carried across  the ten-mi'.e creek to a place^-near-the  Steffens ranch, then on the old road'to  Quinville's ranch.  .The new telephone"line has been firmly and unceasingly advocated by the  Merritt and Middlesboro and District  Conseivative Association' for some  years, the  association having on file  voluminous correspondence and data  showing how consistently the desires of  the community have been kept before  the attention of the Hon. Martin Burrell and the Dominion Departments.  To the Hon. Mr. Burrell and Mr. John  T. Robinson, of Kamloops, the credit  ot many is due for their keen co-operation in getting the project advanced  to the stage it has now reached. Many  ranchers as well as the Aberdeen Mine  and other prospects will benefit by the  provision of the new means of communication which must do much towards stimulating development in this  important and growing section. When  the line is installed to Mamette Lake  postoffice tbe community within reach  of the thirty mile route will no longer  be isolated from modern facilities,  while ranchers located between Mamette Lake postoffice and Savona will be  able to look forward to the completion  of the circuit to the main line which  must come as surely as night follows  day.  When the new line is started local  men will be employed as far as is  practicable and consistent with efficient construction.  Big Mining Deal at Aspen Grove  Negotiations terminated' today  in the completion of, an agree-  ment-under}whi.ch_some forty'of  the1 best copper properties in the  Aspen Grove district were signed over, under a working bond to  a large American syndicate. The  consideration named in the  transaction is known to be in the  neighborhood of $400,000.00.   '  T  Y  Y  '    T  .  Y  ; Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  T  T  Y  Y  . Y  t  t  T  Y  Y  Merritt Mercantile Company  SEA GRASS VERANDAH FURNITURE  The most pleasing Summer Furniture for the Home  Sea   Grass   Chairs Plain or Rocker .   each 7.00  A number of designs to choose from  Sea Grass Children's Rockers, - each 4.50  Sea Grass Tables, -     .   - - each 6.50  We Take Your Measure for Stylish Suits  " 20th Century " Brand.        The best in the Country,  f  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  A Supreme Court appeal case against  the current year's property assessment  in the City of Merritt, instituted by the  Diamond Vale Supply Co., and George  Murray, of Vancouver, owners of extensive subdivided acreage in the city  may shortly be heard  Notices of appeal have been served  by solicitors for the Diamond Vale Supply Co., and personally by Mr. Murray,  with the city authorities and were considered briefly at the meeting of the  City Council held on Monday night,  when it was reported that City Solicitor  Grimmett, who was in Vancouver, would  interview the solicitors for the Diamond  Vale Supply Co., and on the suggestion  of Mayor Jackson action in the matter  was deferred pending the city solicitor's  return to Merritt.  0 ln the notices of appeal, the property  on which various assessments are en  block protested by the D. V. Supply  Co., is described as  Lots  in blocks number 138, 189, 141,  .   142, 147, 148, 151, 152, 157, 158, J61,  162, 167, 168, 171, 172, in   D. L. 122;  . also the 17-feet strip 'on the right of  way of the spur of the railway.  In the appeal to a Supreme Court Judge  the'Company will contend,  that the assessment as made by the  court of revision should be r reversed  and set aside and the city assessment  . reduced,  on the following amongst other, grounds,  (1)   The assessment is not equal and  rateable with the assessment of other  ,-siniilar, property in the municipality-;  "(2)   The  assessment'on'the   above  property is not equal  and  rateable  with the assessment of other similar  properties having equal conditions and  situations ; '  (31   On other grounds.  In the notice of appeal the Judge is  asked to set a date for the hearing.  ' The appeal lodged  by Mr.   George  Murray is worded in the same tenor and  will be on the assessment on property  described as S half of lot 22, D.L. 181,  Tp. 9.  Nearly One  Fund.---  Hundred Dollars Netted for Anglican Church Building  Repeat to be Given for Canadian Patriotic Fund.���  Voted as Best Entertainment in Merritt Yet  Full Detailed Report  Complete nnd pronounced success  marked the comedy presented by local  amateur talent under the direction of  Miss Zella Hawe and friends of St.  Michael's Church at the Rex Theatre  on Monday night when every inch of  accommodation was filled, many people  being reluctantly turned away. - So  unique a success did the "Afternoon  Tea in Friendly Village, 1862," prove it  has been decided to repeat the performance in the same theatre next Tuesday  evening, and when new interludes,  songs, dances and local hits will be introduced so as to make the second performance as interesting to those who  were present on Monday as it must bt  to others who now have another opportunity of enjoying an entertainment  sparkling with bright and original humour.  As a result of the entertainment over  $100 was taken, and it is expected that  St. Michael's Church Building fund will  benefit to the extent of\$90, after all  expenses have been paid. The repeat  performance will be given under the  auspices of the local committee of the  Canadian Patriotic fund.  The scene of the entertainment is laid  in a village parlor, fifty-four years ago,  at the hospitable home of Mrs. Kelly.,  Old fashioned chairs and draperies,  stuffed-birds and mottoes furnish the  and acted very d n'ntily,singing sweetly  "The Cows are in the Clover," being  encored. Dropping into the feminine  gathering with the suddenness of a  bomb from a Zep, Dr. Tutill, as the  deacon, was full of life and fun, losing  his feeling of " being lonely like" when  Miss Skinning, as a man hater, lushed  him into the kitchen, on hearing thnthe  wanted a housekeeper. Excellent pup-  port was given by the other artistes  who, without exception, ably filled their  respective roles. Mrs. Meek was played  by Mis. Cowen; Mis. Donnely by Mrs.  Kay; Mrs. Jacks by Mrs. Jos. Collett;  Mrs. Bond by Miss .McKenzie; Mrs.  Lane, Mrs. Mclntyre ; Mrs: Hicks by  Mrs. Nichols.  "The muffin man," " Old chairs to  mend," were among the quaint time  honored rhymes sung. Dr. Tutill contributed by cunning and stealth an original >  ditty, whiltf the Sir Roger de Coverly  and other dances were in the program.  Taking part in the Album as living  pi.rtraits were���as Grandfather'Kelly,  G.Devonshire,Snr.; Grandmother Higgs  Mrs. Welfare; Joshua Higgs and his  Mrs., E. B. Mayon and Mrs.Tom Clark;"  Arabella, Miss Edna Stephenson; The  Sisters, ,The Misses Langstaff, Willgoose and Leese ; Mrs. Kay was a jdke  Jake's wife; J.;and N. iGrimmett, C,  Collett and J. Hudson, My Boys; W. R  Langstaff  ana  ^ Kl  .., Tutill.^arary Aim ��!��*��������'  rJ"^ I  ; Sergt. J. Leitch,,  room, in-which the easy going, practical  village hostess   entertains  folk  from j Smithers and Joran  Friendly Village and two visitors from J the Old Beau.  the city.   More talk than tea is in evi-1    Misses  Marjorie Adams   and Violet"'  dence, women's rights and conditions I Lawson were applauded for excellently  "fe  Patronize Home Industry and Buy  "PRIDE OF MERRITT"  LOCAL DAIRY BUTTER  Carefully worked and wrapped at local ranches to conform to  strict requirements which we have stipulated as to quality in  order to protect our own trade and interests of both producer  and consumer.   SPECIAL SUMMER PRICE per lb.   4Q  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  <  Y  X Royal Household Flour is the Best, Try it  Y  7  T  T  T  f  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  STRAWBERRIES  STRAWBERRIES  Get your supply for preserving right away. Nice bright Berries,  received in exceptionally fine condition  CASH PRICE,  delivered  per Crate  per Box  2.30       CREDIT PRICE,  .10 delivered  per Crate   2.50  Two Boxes .25  *  ALL   KINDS   OF   FRUIT   FOR   WEEK-END   TRADE  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  f  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ���I*  Engines Telescoped  in Collision at  Local Depot  A railroad accident which  might have had very grave consequences occurred near the local  depot about 3.30 yesterday afternoon when a heavily loaded C.P.  R. special silk train, reputed to  be  valued  at  a million and a  quarter dollars, and going East,  entered  the  Nicola   spur   and  crashed into a K. V. R. logging  train.   The engine of the latter,  No. 3100, was telescoped, the big  engine 522 was also badly smashed, both being derailed. Engineer  Clapperton of the logging engine  luckily escaped with slfght bruises.   Trainman  J.   E. Megrean,  of North Bend, had his hand cut  and had to have two stitches applied for a head wound.  Conductor Gates, of the C. P. R.  train,  was shot through a caboose window by the impact, without sustaining other than slight bruieies  and shock.   Trainman Bert Fraser, on 522, was standing on the  roof of a car and was thrust on  to" the roof of an adjoining car  without falling.     Conductor J.  Netherton, Fireman J. H. Vader  and Trainman J. Dunnigan were  working under and about the logging engine when the silk train  was noticed by an observer to be  near the switch.   An alarm was  given and all got clear as the two j  engines found themselves in a  death embrace.   How the switch  came to be clear for the Nicola  spur where the logging train was  standing has yet to  be deter-  are discussed, a'quilting bee is held.  Tha verbal encounter between the plain,  practical housewives who can better  keep the floor "sweet smelling" by  the use of a pair of chubby arms used  regularly instead of hired maids  and the elaborately dressed city folk  who talk academically of new inventions  and reforms, forms a pivot on which  much of the fun revolves. The introduction of Living Portraits in the Family Album provided much humour. In  this Sergt. J. Leitch was attired in a  red tunic and silk hat and although he  was supposed to have been dead many  years the death roll of his eyes was still  to be seen, moreover if he was shot in  the back it was clearly to be observed  that the mortal wound had not caused  any decline in rotundity in another part  of his anatomy. Quaint old songs 'and  dances, to an organ accompaniament,  added to the originality of the entertainment.  -The entire play was~carried "through  without a hitch,  Miss Zella Hawe  as  Miss Skinning, and Mrs.  Tutill  as the  easy going hostess, Mrs. Kelly,~betray-  ing facile confidence and full knowledge  of  the requirements   of   their  parts.  Bright and vivacious, with a good clear  voice and a matronly manner Mrs.Tutill  filled brilliantly the important part assigned to her. The conspicuous and well  known  histrionic  accomplishments   of  Miss Hawe  were  given  full scope as  Miss Skinning, her natural manner and  fine enunciation being recognized by the  applause of the audience. On thecleve  acting of these  two ladies depended  much of the success of the play.   Mrs.  N. J. Parwick, as Mrs. Goodsense,acted  well as the conservative minded,  practical wife who," placed more emphasis  on a good square meal " than on higher  education and the fine arts.   The  part  of Mrs. Runkle, the excited lady "who  could neither set nor stand nor keep still  like, nor keep her cap setten on straight," was well taken by Mrs. Harry  Priest.     Elaborately  robed  as up-to-  date city folk who were more precise  with their tone of speech than with the  grammar used, Miss Lawson and Mrs.  Langstaff, respectively as Mrs. Vernon  and Mrs. Good, compelled much laughter by their pendantry and "tall" talk.  Mrs. Willgoose, as Mrs. De  Vere was  most dignified,  finding  " comparisons  1 most odious " but big words most easy  to comprehend, you know.   As Mrs.  Barton, Mrs. Durland played the pleasant, gracious lady with truthfulness,  and looked particularly well in her costume.    Miss  Maggie   Stephenson,   as  Thomas,'s wife,  was in the right role  rendered songs contributed between  acts. The Rev. N. J. Thompson accompanied these popular singeis also  contributing piano selections in bright  fashion.  Congratulations are due to MissIIawe  for the splendid success of the entertainment given under her direction ; to  Mrs. Hawe for va'ued assistance in  many ways and to Mr. W. R. Langstaff  and others who assisted in fitting up the  stage, to those who assisted as ushers  during the evening, and all who assisted  in any way in making the concert so  corspicuous a success.        ' "*  Pier Undermined  By High Water  Last week-end city and road  officials  were occasioned   considerable  anxiety  by the height of the  Coldwater river.  The-raging -torrent���has,-���in   several-  places, left its old bed and has made  new courses.   At the  Menitt-Middles-  boro bridge  the  river's  channel  was  changed  throwing the  main  body of  water on the far pier, with  the  result  its foundations were being undermined  and the bridge was gradually sinking.  Mayor Jackson taking  the situation in  hand, immediately got in touch  with  Road   Foreman   Rhodes,   and   with  a  numberof willing citizens ana some  o\v-  der got busy and endeavoured to throw  the main force of  water between   the  piers, by blowing  out   a   breakwater.  Considerable   success   met   their   endeavors.   Messrs Schmock & Spowarts  brick yard has been much  reduced  in  size owing to the encroaching waters.  At Coutlee, a couple of miles from  Menitt, serious damage was done  the  fine ranch owned by Mr. H. S. Cl^asby^  the   big  irrigation waterwheel  being  torn from its bed and washed down the  river to a spot near the Gavelin  place., "  Besides cutting a portion of the ranch,  .  including some  ten  or more acres' of  wheat from irrigation, portions of the ,  acreage were eaten away by the  flood.'  To provide irrigation  for  the  part at  present denuded of water a new ditch  will have to be dug.   Altogether,  it is  estimated, some two thousand  dollars  damage has been done to this place.  Hope Cut-Off Ready in July  The Hope cut-off is to be ready  for operation between July 20th  and 25th, it was announced at  Penticton yesterday.     ^  ,V>' f ~-SV'��   > -���_ A  ���     ,   ���*    '     /   -  ' -     >.&'^h^h<KX*yX''\Xt<J��: in,   >.-:')."-.���  ���>��� X   7 7',  ���<A  J i    \>    I'M T~r  Friday, June 23, 1916  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  TWO  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.  Britain, United Sta*es and Foreign Countries, $2.50.  Great  Address:   The Nicola Valley News, P.O. Drawer 'L,'Merritt, B. C.  CONSERVATIVE ANNUAL MEETING  Expenses Kept        J School Picnic at  To Minimum i Aspen Grove  As stated briefly in this journal  last week the total receipts of the  Patriotic Guild for the past six  months were $138.25. Details  are now given below :  Receipts  In bank Dec. 20, 1915      $   7.10  Donation, Mrs.J.S.Morgan 26.05  Commercial Club, for Pris-  ioners of War fund 21.50  Refreshme   s sold at Ice  Carnivals .14.25  From Collar and Cuff raffle  Mrs. Barwick donor  Members' fees  Other Donations  Young Men's Dance  Mrs. Camamile, N. Nexico  "A Friend"  "Another"  Today Conservative delegates of the local associations throughout  Yale Riding will assemble in Merritt when important business affecting  the interests of the party in the constituency represented by Mr. Alex.  Lucas will be transacted. In view of the near approach of the general  elections, campaign matters will likely be discussed, plans formulated  and other steps taken to ensure the principles and policies of-the party j y ,  being properly laid before the electors. /  It is to be hoped that in the best interests of the large riding and its  future development the delegates will bring a broad outlook to bear on  all questions under debate, and that the tendency, which sometimes prevails at such conventions, to think and work for the attainment of individual desires, instead of for what is for the good of the majority,' will  be absent. It would behoove the meeting to remember that many people in Yale Riding are determined that the coal and quartz mining  sections shall take the fullest possible advantage of the golden opportunity presented by the war for the development of the industries.  The present condition of the coal mining industry in Merritt, the  present condition and future prospects of the copper and other quartz  ' mining activities at Highland Valley,- Aspen Grove, Mamette Lake and  and Hope, are live questions which politicians are directly concerned  with. All present problems which public opinion, irrespective of party,  demands shall be solved by this or any other government. '  The concentration in one place of representatives of all parts of the  riding thus provides delegates with an opportunity of exchanging views,  obtaining and giving information on specific local conditions, needs and  requirements, all of which will be for the benefit.of the section.  6.00  44.80  7.05  3.00  1.50  1 00  3.00  $138.25  Disbursements  To Prisoners of War fund $ 38.50  Purchase of sox  40.00  Purchase of wool  38.50  Shirts  3.00  Armory rent  10.00  Sundry purchases  5.50  Printing  '     1.00  Postages  .50  Balance in bank  1.20  MINING ENGINEERS VISIT  Mr. Lucas annonnces that one of the three expert mining engineers  appointed by the Government to examine and investigate mining properties under that splendid measure,-the Prospectors' Aid Bill, is now  at Highland Valley and will shortly be in'this Valley with the object  of going over the different miners prospects to determine what assistance  the government can lend to assist developments, will .be welcomed by  the community. It shows that Mr. Bowser and his advisers have the  will and determination to help the prospectors, and that the government  once legislation has been passed, loses no time in getting it working in  a business like way. It is now up to those interested'to take full advantage of the visit of the expert, engineer.  In aid of the Canadian Patriotic Fund, a repeat performance of  " Afternoon Tea in Friendly Village, 1862," will -be given in the  Rex Theatre next Tuesday evening.  $138.25  A perusal of the statement  shows that Sec-Treasurer Mrs.  Kay and her colleagues have kept  the expenses down to a creditable  minimum, and that during the  six months the members of the  Guild have labored steadily and  unceasingly doing considerable  useful'patriotic work.  During the period there were  despatched : 286 pairs sox, 10 service shirts,- 6 handkerchiefs, 7  pairs wristlets, 4 pairs mitts, 2  scarfs, 1 sweater.      *���  Mrs. Richard Jackson is president, Mrs. Ralph Pope vice-president, and Mrs. A. Kay secretary  treasurercof this active organization.  Next Wednesday, June 28tb,  is the date of the annual gathering of Aspen Grove and Nicola  Valley people when the Aspen  Grove schoolhouse and grounds  becomes the rendezvous of the  school picnic. On this occasion  the children are given a good  time with sports and games  while their parents and visitors  from outside points mingle together . renewing acquaintances  and spending a real happy time  in picturesque surroundings.  Secretary W. Foster, of Aspen  Grove School Board, of which F.  W. Crowder is chairman, and J.  E. Bate and J. Garcia members,  was in the city at the beginning  of this week driving home a few  healthy boosts for the picnic and  completing some arrangements.  The trustees, with the teacher,  Miss Olive Newman, who is doing good work appreciated by the  parents, have an interesting program for the day's events well in  hand. Visitors from Merritt and  elsewhere are asked to take note  of the fact that one of Aspen  Grove's famous meals will be  served, while for the convenience  of those making, the journey in  automobiles and'rigs a road sign  will be specially erected at a  convenient spot on the main  road.  Rev. J. Hyde's  Farewell Service  Honesty of School  Girl Recognized  ���___ ^  A case of the honesty of a  Merritt schoolgirl being recognized and rewarded is recorded  this week. The girl found a  purse containing $56.45 in bills  and cash at the rear of the Coutlee livery barn, near the depot,  and it was handed over to the  police. The owner was discover  ed to be a Sohn Chala, who recently left Merritt for Phoenix,  who gave Chief Willgoose instructions to pay ten dollars reward to the finder of the purse,  which has been done.  ���The-W.-A. -of -the-Anglican  Church will hold a soeial at the  Vicarage on the evening of  Thursday next. June 29th. A  cordial invitation is extended to  all members and friends of the  church. There will be no admission charge. A collection  will be taken in aid of the W. A.  funds.  W. J. Pooley is erecting an eight  room residence on his ranch at Coyote  Valley. In two days last week Mr.  Thompson, of the S X ranch sold, at 29  cents, no less than 6000 lbs. of wool.  Goes Back-to Coal,  Oil Too Expensive  The Robert Dollar steamer,  "Stanley Dollar," which left  Vancouver a little over two  months ago burning oil fuel-is  how back on the .Coast as a coal  burner. She was converted into  a coal burner' owing to the high  price demanded'for oil-fuel onthe  other side of c the Pacific, the  conversion being'made at a Japanese port where .the steamer  took on six hundred tons of the  ever usuable " black diamonds."  The Rev. N: J. Thompson  (Vicar of St. Michael's Church)  will give an address on " Christian"Charity" andTtbveV ,_at "the  weekly meeting,of the Epworth  League on Monday night at the  Methodist Church. A good attendance is solicited.  Herbert Clark, a buyer for P.  Burns & Co.. passed through the  city on Tuesday on the transcontinental train. On his last  visit to this city, Mr. Clark was  taken dangerously sick and was  an inmate at the local hospital  for several weeks. ��� He was looking very fit on -Tuesday.  Dominion Day Picnic  SATURDAY, JULY 1st, 1916  AT  Lower Nicola  Rebeccahs Elect  New Officers  Mrs, James Paton will" be installed as Noble Grand of the  local Rebeccah lodge at a lodge  meetingto be held on Thursday,  July 6th. Other installations  will be made on the same date.  The Rebeccah lodge was organized here iu March, 1914, and has  steadily grown in numbers and  influence until it now flourishes  as a most important fratetnity  doing useful work in the community and among the sisters. Occupants of .the Noble Grand's  chair since the inception of the  lodge-were Mrs. Strachan, Mrs.  Kemp, Mrs. Devonshire, Mrs.  Booth and Miss McMillan.  The principal officers now are :  Noble Grand, Sister J. Paton  Vice-Grand, Sister Archibald  Rec.-Sec.,--Sister-G.J-Devonshire  Treasurer,  Sister L. Cook  Conductor,  Sister R. McMillan  Warden,  Sister Blain  R.S.N.G.,  Sister Kemp  L.S.N.G.,  Sister R. Jackson  R.S.V.G.,  Sister H. Treadwin  L.S.V.G.,  '  Sister Sharp  Chaplain,  Sister Taylor  Past Grand,  Sister.Strachan  Dr. Jackson, dentist, who was  quite busy for the past few weeks  while located in offices at the  Postoffice block, left on Saturday  for Agassiz where he will spend  a vacacation. Before settling at  Penticton, his home town, the  doctor lived in Agassiz for several years. -v When he next visits  this Valley a preliminary announcement of the date of his  arrival will be published in the  Nicola Valley News.  Tonight the Patriotic  Whist Drive and Dance  place at the Armory.  Guild  takes  COMPLETE PROGRAM OF SPORTS  Dinner Served.       Commence at 12  Next Wednesday, the "Palm"  estate will be sold by public auction.   See ad.  Re.v. J. Hyde, Presbyterian  Minister here, will preach farewell sermons on Sunday next.  Next week he will leave for Vernon camp having joined the Army  Medical Corps for service *at the  front. Mrs. Hyde will go and  reside at the Coast.  At Sunday's evening service,  the minister, besides preaching  his farewell sermon, will conduct  a service which will be in" the,  form of a memorial to"our beloved'  soldiers. The members of the  locrl Orange and True, Blue lodges  with which the Rev. Hyde has  been actively associated will hold  a parade and will attend the service wearing regalia, while the  Lord's Supper will be observed  at the .close.  The preacher will base his delivery on words found in 1st Peter  2c, 19v. : '"Love the Brotherhood, fear God, honor the King."  The service commences at 7.30  p.m.  TwentVLCars Extra  Coal to Supply this  Week's Traffic  it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good, ,is an old saying.  The truth of'the sentiment was  demonstrated in the city early  this week in respect to other  elements;���raging-torrents- and  rivers swollen by the rush of  mountain snows. Owing to the  main line eastbound trains being  diverted down the-local branch  and over the K.V.R. Midway-  Nelson route, the C. P, R, and  K. V. R. needed more coal.' The  Middlesboro Collieries benefitted  by extra orders to the extent of  some twenty cars in two days.  THANKS  Mr. and Mrs. Brant, of Nicola,  were* visiting here on Tuesday.  The Vicar and Church committee of the Anglican Church,  beg to sincerely thank the ladies  who sp kindly ..gave of their  talents and time in making the  entertainment last Monday such  a success, and also the public for  their generous support. As a  result of the entertainment the  church building debt will be reduced by some $90. The efforts  of everyone who assisted in any  way are much appreciated.  Services for next Sunday at the  Anglican Church ars as follows :  Holy Communion at 8 a.m., Mat-  tins at 11 a. m. No evening service this day, the fourth Sunday,  the Vicar holding service at Nicola.  The  Coldwater Hotel,  "It's Jill Comfort."   7  Headquarters of Mining Men and  Commercial Men  j> ,,  Merritt is the gateway to the rich Copper Geld properties of Aspen  ,. Grove, Mamette Lake and Highland Vailey.  ^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 holel  of Merritt. .        . .s  Hot and Cold \ Water. Rooms', wilh Baths. five large Sample Rooms  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel arc daily from our Ranch  MURDOCH   McINTYRE  Proprietor  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent*and Notary Public  Liverpool and London  and Globe  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British America of  Toronto  Life & Accident  B.C. Life  - Globe Indemnity of  Canada  Only Prime Goods  PRiMH   BEEF,  MUTTON  AND  PORK  PREMIUM BAG0N AND HAMS  FRESH PURE PERK SAUSAGE  Creamery Butter, Ranch Eggs. Lettuce, Celery, etc  cPrtces Lowest  ' Quality Highest  Nicola Valley Meat Market  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter   arid  Contractor,  Let me figure on your next job���no matter how email -  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed  !P.  O.   BOX    219,   MERRITT,   IB.  6.  PHILIP    MCLEAN,  CONTRACTOR  Estimates given on anv 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  .  IIIleckie shoesIII  11�� mamumm ��mmx��E&& canon* 111  NO other shoe made is superior to the genuine'  LECKIE.     Puy no attention to the state-  The quality goes IN  -before the .name goei  en���that's a LECKIE  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 haides* use  possible.  The farmer, the miner, the boys in khaki in  the Frenches have found LECKIE BOOTS the  logical Loot for real comfort and long service.  LECKIE  BOOTS  ^  ^KCaJe in  British Columbia  are the " economical-in-the-Iong-run " boots for  the business and professional man as well as the  farmer or miner. There is a LECKIE for every  pui pose���for every, use.  v    AT   LEADING   DEALERS  Built for Wear, Style & Comfort  ,<x Three  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday.   June 23, 1916  ��������^-H**^^4"H^***K'**H-*******^  T.  ofTORONTO  MERFIITT  X Wish to remind all their Savings Bank Cus-  x tomers that the Interest  for  the  half-year  ^.~ ending May 31 st last, has been added to  $':. all Savings Accounts,"   and  they_ will be  $. pleased to enteflhe same in all pass-books  X   .- on their being presented.  I CAPITAL AND RESERVE $11,000,000  i  MERRITT BRANCH - - A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager  *  X  -:���  Extracts From  Letters From  the Firing Line  The following extracts from  letters received from Merritt soldiers at the front are very interesting considering that only two  days after -writing them several  City Council Held  A Brief Session  Last Monday  At the regular meeting of the  City Council held on Monday  night the Board approved of the  proposed appointment by the  Stockbreeders' Association of P.  of the men mentioned  were in ; Blankinship as poundkeeper, who  MEET ME AT THE CLUB  The Merritt Recreation Club  formerly the Hub Billiard and Pool Hall is now  open under new management. The reading and  writing room is well supplied with magazines,  writing material and all the leading newspapers.  The management extend to all who care to make  the Club their headquarters a hearty welcome.  MEET ME AT THE  CLUB  rf'  M. L GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  ,   BAHEISTER,   SOLICITOR    '  NOTARY   PUBLIC.   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank ��f Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  engagements which accounted  for six well known and respected  citizens being mentioned in the  casuality lists as "missing."  ��     *     m  Sapper James Fairclough , of  the Canadian Engineers, writing  srom the front on May 25th, to  Dr. Tutill, states that at the  time of writing.a few days before the heavy fighting in which  the Canadians figured conspicuously, all the Merritt boys in  touch with him were well. He  met Bill Murray, Scotty Bain and  Jim. Moyes who were very fit,  and condemned the rumors current in ahe Valley of misfortune  meeting Fred Paige who is as  well and lively as ever. Sapper  Fairdough, who was president  of the local Conservative Association pays Mr. Lucas M. L. A. a  high tribute and is confident that  when the election arrives his  constituents will show their ap  preciation of him in decisive  fasoion.  8YNOPSIS OF COAL MINING, REGULATIONS.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Banlt of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  OppoBitc Coldwater Hotel v  LODGES  COURT UNITY,(NO. 9205,  ;     i;-"o':'r~'���*-*  Meets iiCK. of P.  Hall on the fourth  Monday 'of every  month at 8 p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  J. HUTTON,  Secretary  FRANK BOND,  C. R.  NICOLA LODGE, NO.  .   A. F. ft A. M.  53,-  F. Rankine  WM.  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tuesday irieach month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to attend.  . K. Carrington  Secretary  -LT0i-L-iH701-  Merritt Lodge  Regular meeting? in the Oddfellows  Hall on the first and third Fridays in  ' each month at 7.S0 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.  Photographs  of the Best  No Time like the present  to have your Photo taken  Think it over, and then call and  tee samples at tbe City Studio.  Chas. F. Hooper  Opp. Schools  Merritt  W"  Coal mining rights of the Dotninlon,  ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories and in a portion of the  Province of BritlBh Columbia, may be  leased for a term of, twenty-one years  renewal for a further term of 21 years  at an annual rental bf $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 urmurvey-  ed territory the tract applied for shall  be staked' out by the applicant himself.  ' Each application must be accompanied by a fee of S5, 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-  y  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 tbe Secretary of the  Department'of the Interior, Ottawa, or  to"any" Agent- or~Sub-Agent"Uf Domin"  ion Lands.  W. W. CORY,-  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.B.���Unauthorized   publication  this advertisement will  not be  pa]  for.-83575.  Sergt.-Tailor C. Stephenson,  writing from the western front  on May, 29th, states in a letter to  his family that he met Jack Forsythe, brother-in-law of ^Recruiting Sergt. J., Leitch, who was  looking well. He adds that he  wrote his letter sitting beneath a  hedge with Sergt. Tom -Smith  alongside* of him. At the time all  the Merritt boys in the same  Company as Sergt. Stephenson  were quite well. News of Alex.  Strang being wounded had just  reached him as he was writing.  X  The Douglas Lake Cattle Company  Limited  Are the Owners of the following des-  scribed Stock :  Cattle branded  III  left or right hip,  vented when sold bar under brand.  Cattle branded G S right ribs, vented  when sold bar overbrand.  Horses branded 111 left or right shoul-  v 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 $160.00  offered for information that will lead  to conviction of anybody Stealing or  Killing any of our Stock.  F. F. Ward, Manager  'Ina letter dated at the front  ion May 30th, Pte. Andy Paton  stated that at the time of writing  all the Nicola Valley boys in his  company were well, intimating  that Fred Paige was blacksmith-  ing at headquarters and that  James Sharp and himself, Pte.  Paton, were often together in the  trenches. After congratulating  his sister-in-law on her election  as Noble Grand of the local Re-  beccahs he sends kind remembrances to all friends in this  district. He would like ta receive  more letters from them.'  will act in concert with the city  anthorilies in keeping range cattle out of the city during the  season. A report irom the police  committee and a communication  from Secretary Cleasby of the  Stockbreeders' Association respecting the matter "were received  and filed.  It was decided to leave until  next meeting consideration of the  amended Trades License bylaw  to be introduced by Aid. Greig.  Consideration was given to a  communication from Wm. Sherwood, who lives near the city  powerhouse. He intimated that  he and a neighbor, Noah Boyden,  had jointly borne the expense of  some $300 some time ago in con-  constructing breakwaters at the  Coldwater river in protection of  their property, and requesting  the assistance of the city in having a gravel bed on the opposite  side of the river cut to facilitate  the free passage ,of the water.  The writer stated that he and  Mr. Boyden had lost a 1000 cubic  feet of their property in the last  four years. The letter was received and filed, no action being  taken.  G. Ruddock wrote .asking for  the refunding of one dollar pound  fee on the grounds, he stated,  that other peoples horses had  been impounded without a similar charge being demanded. The  clerk was instructed to write  complainant that as no money had  been paid into the Council, the  city could not refund the doilar.  As "the short session drew to a  close, Aid. Richard Jackson  moved that " we adjourn."  Pte. Fredv Raspberry  Amongst the Wounded  Mrs. Duncan Currie, of Nicola  sister of Fred Raspberry of the  Raspberry ranch near Nicola, received official intimation from  Ottawa on Tuesday that her  brother had been wounded at the  front. No dSailiThave"yet been  received.  IMPORTANT TO HOUSEWIVES  As tbe Sewing Season is approaching  let N. J. Barwick, the Singer's Sewing  Machine- Agent put your Sewing Mac-  chine in good'order for the Fall Work.  A card or telephone call to 26-A, will  bring him to your door. Old machines  taken in part payment for new ones.  See the new models at my store,Granite  Avenue.. ,  That progressive firm, the Middlesboro Collieries Ltd., moved  into new and commodious offices,  situated within close reach of the  tipple, at the beginning of the  week. Constructed by the company's own men the building  which contains lofty, well lighted  and spacious rooms, has accomodation for the general office and  postoffice, leading off which is the  secretary's office occupied by Mr.  Gissing, also the office of Superintendent James Fairfoul. There  is a drawing office in connection.  Many People Out to  See Main Line Trains  Pass Through City  On Tuesday and Wednesday  last old cronies and others who  sometimes take root on the depot  watching incoming and outgoing  trains and taking in any passing  railway excitement were surprized to see the depot suddenly  jump off a side track onto the  main C. P. R. line. Owing to  the,swollen rivers and flooded  creeks damaging bridges and  washing out portions of the  track in the neighborhood of  Golden, Field and other points  in' Eastern B. C, main line  traffic was interrupted. On Monday and Tuesday main line east-  bound trains other than those  carrying mails were diverted  from the main line at Spences  Bridge and were_run_down_.the.  K. V. R. through Merritt and on  to Midway and Nelson, thence to  Medicine Hat.  Branch organizations have a double dutv to perform. They are expected to do all in their power  to increase the resources of the common fund and  to see that soldiers' dependents residing in the  district under their control are not in want. In.  the first,-the experience of the pastfifteen 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 TRENSHES  AND  SUPPORT THE NICOLA VALLEY FUND  /"\UR Prices are reasonable  HERE THEY ARE  15c.  25c.  4c.  5c  6c.  Developing any size roll of Six  exposures  Film Packs A  PRINTS  ,    (Glossy or dull finish)  All sizes up to 2 1-4 by 3 1-4  21-2x4 1-4 and 3 1-4x4 1-4  3 1-4x6 1-2, 4 x 5 and Postals  Larger sizes in proportion.     All prints  made in dull finish, except where otherwise ordered "  This   is  all  hand work  remember,���no  machines  Bridgman's Studio,  627 Granville Street  VANCOUVER -        B. C.  TERMS���Cash in advance.    If you remit too much we will credit you on your  next order or return the change.  '' The roads of Yale and Vernon  are the best in the Province,"  said Major McGraw.chief inspector of Indians, v ho trava's all  over British C< lumbia, and who  was in the Nicola Valley last  week on official business connected with his department.  Several young people of Lower  Nicola got astride their horses on  Sunday for a ride and visited  Merritt. They appeared a happy  company.  .  HESLOP'S MEAT MARKET  FOR  PRIME   BEEF,  MUTTON,   P0RX AND   FOWL  FRUIT AND VEGETABLES  SPECIALS:  2-lbs. .75  2 boxes .25  EXTRA  FresH Butter  Berries  Local Mutton.       Local Strawberries  AUCTION SALE  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 pattern you are requested '  to place your order right awav  and save disappointment.  The Price per Three Piece Suit is  $28.00  ANDREW EWART  The  City Tailor,  (Opposite Bank of Toronto)  ���" An Auction Sale will be held  On Wednesday, June 28th, 1916,  at 2.30 p.m., of the merchandise,  Furniture7Fittirigs7~etorrof"th"e  Estate of H. S. Darknell & Co.,  in Pollock Block, Quilchena Ave.,  Merritt, consisting of  CHINAWARE, TOBACCOS,  STATIONERY, FURNITURE  FITTINGS, SHOW CASES,  ETC., ETC.  Reserve bids are placed on some  of the articles.   Terms���Cash.  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Auctioneer.  Menitt, B. C,  June 21st, 1916.  X  We have received a copy of a  recent issue of the "Isle of Man  Times"printed at Douglas I. O.M.  England, in which is contained  a reproduction of an article which  appeared in the Nicola Valley  News paying tribute to the late  Capt. Jack. Nash, D.s.o. The  late and revered officer was educated at King William's College  I. O. M,, Capt. and Mrs. Nash  were well known on the Island.  The Canadian Patriotic Fund is feeling the stress of its heavy responsibilities to dependents owing to the many  thousands   of   Canadian   soldiers  now  Palace Bakery  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc ��  Hot Pies^every Saturday.    %~  W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor I  Tenders Wanted  Tenders for Supplies for Nicola  Valley General Hospital  at Merritt  Sealed terders are asked for the  following supplies for a period of  THREE MONTHS from July 1ft,  19]6, to September 30th. 1916,  GROCERIES. MEATS, GREEN  FRUITS, VEGETABLES, MILK  and BREAD  Tenders must be sealed, and  marked "Tenders for Supplies "  and in the hands of Secretary not  later than Saturday, June 24tb,  1916. Forms'of tender will be  supplied on application to the  Secretary.  By Order of the Board.  Past Grand, Robert Stra^har,  of the local  I.O.O.F.  lodge re-'  turned on Saturday from Victoria  after attending, as local delegate  ' '��� * 7-P'|  y-xi  under arms. Can you ease the burden?  the Grand Lodge held last week.  'K?S0&$V.fty*  vt*�� i v><g; i-L.v\ * \" >��� *>> } * " , - >.* --'. ����'-:' *-'  Four  JTHE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday,   June 23', 1916'  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  'Che House of 3Sterit in  MERR.TT,  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.  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  Commencing May 3, " VICTOR  HUGO " 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. I  o The Newsy Pars  Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Grimmett  are expected to arrive home from  Vancouver this week end.  The Misses Olson, of Coldwater  Valley, were guests of Mr. and  Mrs. Isaac Eastwood, during the  week.  Harold Matthews  Again Wounded  Loeut-Col H. H. Matthews, d.  s.o.. of Nicolo, has been wounded at the front for the second  time. Word received by Mr. A.  W. Strickland from Mrs. Hardy  of Metchosin, Vancouver Island,  the officer's sister intimates that  a cable has been received by her  from Boulogne and that Lieut-  Col. Matthews informs he has  been wounded in the head and  back, but not serious enough to  cause any anxiety. The residents  generally will wish this brave  and distinguished officer a rapid  recovery.  Conservatives in  Annual Session  Miss Betty Munro, of, Nicola,  was a visitor in the eity the first  of the week. .  H.  C.  Meeker,  lumber king,  has  new Ford auto.    .  the   Canford  purchased   a  Mining Engineer Conv  ing to the Valley to  Inspect Mining Cloims  Miss Mabel E. Browne, matron  of Chulus Hospital, attended the  entertainment at the Rex theatre  on Monday evening.  ' Mr. Pierce, the dry goods clerk  at Armstrong's Departmental  Store, is on a vacation' to the  Coast.  Mrs. Marshall, of Lower Nicola,  genial and humorous as ever,  took in the concert at the Rex  the first of the week.  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lauder, of  Quilchena, motored into town on  Monday to partake of "Afternoon  Tea in a Friendly Village,"  Alex. Lucas m. l a. on his arrival here last night informed  the News that an expert mining  engineer sent out for field work  and investigations under the Prospectors Aid Bill has arrived at  Highland Valley, near Ashcroft,  and could be expected in Merritt  early next week. He will examine different properties thruout the Valley, and will spend  much time in Aspen Grove.  The annual meeting of the  Yale Central Conservative Association is being held today in  Merritt, Mr. Alex. Lucas M.L A.  is in the city as are delegates  from all points in the riding.  Shortly after 10.30 a.m. at the  Senshine Theatre President  Fooke, of Agassiz called the  meeting to order.  Minutes and correspondence  were read, agenda and resolution  committees formed, and after a  session lasting an hour the meeting adjourned until this evening  at 8 o'clock.  Vice-president G. F, Ransom,  last night presided over a representative meeting of mem ers  of the local Conservative Associ-  aiion, which Mr. Lucas attended  when the following delegates to  todays Central meeting were  elected, ���A Jackson, H. S. Cleasby, F. A. Reid, G. F. Ransom,  E. C. Bell, R. Thomas, W. Heslop, Dr. Tutill, F. Hyland, A.  Bryden, C. -F. Hooper and J.  Leitch.  X  *  1LLINERY  You will find a nice selection of    ...  Silk, Braid, Panama,  Sport and Felt Crushers  And a beautiful collection of  ==  at the ���  ROSE MARCHE  i  i  X  HATS   TRIMMED to each individuals taste at PRICES  WITHIN THE REACH OF ALL    .  *  *  t  *  X  X  *���  On Wednesday, several of the  Mercantile staff took advantage  of their halfTholiday and autoed  to Nicola for a little fishing.  special  I Butter, 31bs. $1.00  X  ���  X  *  f  *  *  "MAJOR  Will Stand daily  HUGO,"  at  the  Ranch  Mrs. C. Isitt and family left  this week for Vernon where Pte.  C. Isitt is in training with the  172nd overseas battalion.  TERMS: To insure with Foal $15  For further information apply to  0.  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 iu  wanted Saturday evening of .the same  week.   Price list on application.  ANDREW  EWART, The City Tailor.  FOR^ALE  An Imported  -Holstein���Bull-  The Okanagan Valley Fruit Co  have contracted for the season's  entire output from the orchards  of C. H. Gayton, West Summer-  land, who supplied them last year.  Local Ranch Butter,  Small Hams  Pork and Beans  Soda Biscuits  Ginger Snaps  Mixed Tea Biscuits  Seeded Raisins  Golden Syrup, in  Pure Honey '  Mrs. Porter's Peanut Butter  Pineapple Large tir.s, sliced  Pears  in Tomato Sauce  2 lb. tins  Large, Fresh case  per lb.  per lb  per tin  each  per lb.  per lb.  per pkt.  Perfect Seal" quart sealers, each  .40  .22  .10  .35  .10  .15  .10  .35  per jar .27  per jar .23  each .20  each .23  Dairy Butter  Special  3 lbs. 1.00  Contractor Philip McLean has  taken a contract at the Douglas  Lake Cattle Ranch and is expected tb be away from the city for  two weeks.  Two-and-half  excellent  years, old,  condition.  in  Apply W. FOSTER, Aspen  Grove  Alex Zrzak and Charlie Lafek,  two reporting alien enemies,  pleaded guilty to stealing a chicken from Mrs. Munro's chicken  roost, and on Thursday were each  fined $20 and costs, ar in default  one month's hard labor. Chief  of Police Willgoose prosecuted.  Registrations at the Coldwater  Hotel this week have been many.  Forty-five transients registered  the first three days of this week.  A healthy register is the truest  sign of the service given.  Mrs. A. E. Howse, of Nicola,  and Miss Mabel E. Browne, of  Chulusrweie-guests^of ^Dr.- and  Mrs. Tutill on Monday, attending  the Anglican Church entertainment that evening.  NOTICE  The members of the Pythian  Sisters lodge are holding a Strawberry Tea at the K. P. hall next  Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m., to  ���which a hearty invitation is extended. A small admission fee  will be charged.  Mr, and Mrs. A. F, Short, of  Coleman, Alberta, are guests of  Ma. and Mrs. Roy Thomas. On  their wedding trip they will leave  on Satureay for the Coast where  they will spend a few days before  returning to Coleman. Mrs. Short  jg sister to Mrs. Thomas. .  IS THE ESTATE OF CHARLES  WIMJAM RINGLER THOMSON  DECEASED, LATE OF VICTORIA  B. C.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  all creditors and other persons having  any claims or demands against the  Estate of Charles William Ringler  Thomson, late , of Victoria, B. C,  who died on or about tho 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. ���,-  And notice is' hereby given that  after that date the said Executors  will proceed to distribute the assets  of the deceased among the parties  entitled thereto having regard only  to the claims of which the said Executors shall then have notice, and  that the said,. Executors will not be  liable for the assets or any part thereof . so distributed to any person of  whose debt or claim they shall not  then have had notice.  Dated this 20 th day of April, A.D.,  1916.  CREASE & CREASE  410 Central Building,  Victoria, B. C.  Solicitors for the Executors.  F-15-7.  Braids Tea  Blue Ribbon  Mixed Nuts  Shelled Walnuts  Corn Starch  H. P. Sauce  Sweet Pickles  Rice  Potatoes  3 lb. tins  in shell  1.10  per lb .40  per lb. .30  per lb. .45  - per pkt. .10  per bot. .25  per jar .27  5 lbs. for .25  per sack 1.25  *  *  *  *  t  *  ���  Dishes at Half Price  Special at  % 10 in. Dinner Plates  % 9 in. Dinner Plates  % 8 in Dinner Plates  % 7 in. Bread and Butter Plates  % 5 in. Sauce Dishes  % Vegetable Dishes  %��� Plat ters  i  ������^������^���^������������������������������^���^���^������������������^������������'.������������������������i":..:.  2for .25  each .10  3 for .25  4 for .25  5 for .25  each .10 .15 .20 .30  12in.T35T5 uY .45 18 in. .60  THE  MERRITT  *  *  f  ���  *  OKANAGAN VALLEY  FRUIT CO-  Buy Your Strawberries From Us.  STRAWBERRIES,  AJ      (PRESERVING)      <hrt   AE  Z*T      PINT CRATES     lps��s��M  All our Berries reach us direct  from tbe grower. As we have  placed a contract for 200 crates  of berries, we are thus able to  give you the above exceptional  price.  Oar shipments of Berries for  preserving will commence to arrive from the 27th to the 5th of  August.  Our Terms:  SPOT CASH TO ONE AND ALL  All - California, Washington  and Oreogn Fruits imported  direct by us, thus we save you  Vancouver Wholesalers' profits.  Pleasing decorations and renovations to tne exterior of the  Rex Theatre are being complete-  ed, The front entrance has  been much improved in appearance. Mr, 'Gaorge Irvine has  had charge of the plaster embel-  ish ments, the paint being applied by the deft hands hands of  Mr. Eagles.  WHEN YOU VISIT  STAY AT THE  cor. Yates and Douglas  Under the management of Mr. and Mrs.  J. B. Plumb, late of Merritt.  A high class hotel with reasonable rates  centrally located���ten minutes from C.  P.R. Wharf.    50c, 75c, $1.00.  Remember the BRUNSWICK  Write ahead for reservations.  The Newsy Pars  At the Rex, Tonight (Friday)  a special Five Reel Photoplay,  entitled ; " C. O. D.," also a  Screaming Comic.   Dont miss it!  HIGH GRADE  limbing  Miss Maggie Smith, of Ka'm-  loops, is visiting her sisters Mrs.  Tom. Clark and Mrs. Moyes.  N Aid- A. McGoran has been a  business visitor in Vancouver  during the past week.  Wednesday is early closing day  in Merritt. Post Office is also  closed Wednesday afternoons.  W. Foster, rancher at Aspen  Grove, procured 18 pounds of  wool from one sheep this season.  Supt. T.J. Coiwip. of the Aberdeen Mine Syndicate, left the  first of the week on a business  trip to Greenwood.  Mr. and Mrs. J.:E, Bate, of  Aspen Grove were in the city  Ihis* week, registering at\ the  Coldwater. Hotel.  Miss R. McMillan, district deputy of the Rebeccah Lodge, attended the Grand Lodge of the  Order in B. C. at Victoria last  week.  Mr. and Mrs,   H. C.   Meeker,  >f Canford,  motored into town  on   Monday   and  attended the  play given at the Rex that evening-.  /  ihe luscious fruitfromthe Okanagan has again commenced to be  on sale in local stores.. A large  consignment of cherries is expected, at Heslop's Meat Market for  Saturday evening shoppers, also  see my window for Tomatoe3.  J. H. Blick, who constructed  the^ new road to the Aberdeen  mine, is in town, having finished  that thoroughfare Blick-_is_an  experienced road builder and expects to receive immediate orders  to construct the road from the  Betterton ranch to the Betterton  sawmill, a distance of ten miles.  Get our-prices^nd estimates  on any or all branches of the  Plumbing Business  Pumps     S  FITTED AND REPAIRED u  STOVES   AND   HEATERS  put into first class shape  POPE AND SMALL  PLUMBERS & TINSMITHS  Repair Work of All Kinds  Pdu! Klrshner Gets  Six Months Hard  Labor For'Rolling'  Chief Willgoose went-to Kamloops last week-end with,Paul  Kirshner,. who was sent,for trial  for theft,   "He - has since elected'  for speedy trial and this morning  Chief Wiligoose. -Provincial-Constable Bell and three  witnesses  left by'automobile for Kamloops  where the trial was held.   A telephone mefsage received by the -  "News informs that Kirshner  was tried by  Judge  Swanson,  fined guilty and given six months  hard labor.  The Forward Adult Bible Class  which meets at the Methodist  Church every Sunday afternoon  will follow-their discussion on  the scripture.  Indian Agent Smith has/been  in the district this week on business of his department. ��� <He reports that the crops of the Indians  are in good shape.  CORRESPONDENCE  NOTICE  IN THE ESTATE "OF JOSEPH  BLACKBURN GREAVES, DECEASED.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  all creditors and .other persons having, any claims or demands against  the Estate of Joseph Blackburn  Greaves, late of Douglas Lake and  Victoria, B. C, who died on or about  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 claim's  duly verified to the undersigned on  ar before the 31st day of July, 1916.  And notico is liereby given that  after 'that dato the said Executors  will proceed to distribute the assets  jf the deceased among the "parties  entitled thereto having regard only  :o the claims of which the said Ex-  scutors shall then have notice, and  hat the said Executors will not be  iable'for the assets or any part thereof so distributed to any person of  -vhose debt or claim they shall not  Editor Nicola Valley News.  Sir, ���I notice a letter in your  recent issue in regard - to_-_the___  Commemoration Day fund,signed  by,"One of the Many," which  refers to myself.     For the information of "One of the Many"  I beg to say I subscribed a horse  to this fund valued at $100'.  The  original  list no doubt is still in  ''  existence and will speak - for it-  .  self. ���  It wes the intention of a portion of the Committee at the time/  the horse was donated to dispose  of it on Commemoration Day, at'  an even advanced price, but unfortunately it did not prove a  suitable time and the matter was  overlooked on that busy and  eventful day. '    '  I have since repeatedly offered ���'  the horse to the treasurer of the'  .fund, but unfortunately for rae  or my friend���the gentleman who  is keeping the'animal���it is still  on our hands. However, the animal will he handed over to the  committee at anv time tq. be sold  and J, have no doubt it can be disponed of for the amount'of its  original value, but as I- formerly  e  .hen have had notice. - ., ,   gr)ated this 25th day of April, A.D.jadvised the treasurer>  jf the.ani-  crease & crease        mal falls short of the amount at a  4io centralcBunading,c just sale T wil, cheerfully pay.the  Solicitors for the Executors! balance.        Yours etc.,  r-ie-7.          L G- B, Armstrong.  <��  ��� ' -ii  xa  "

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