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 THE   HOME  PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY    OF .MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  Vol. 6. No. 30  MERRITT,   B. C,   FRIpAY,   JUNE 16,  1916  Price 5 Cents  A Visit to Aberdeen Mine, Full Report.���Sad Death From Sunstroke  Hospital   Meeting.���Six   Local Men  in Casualty  List, Missing  Surveyor Victim  of Sunstroke  Sad Death of Employee of O. N.  8. Wilkie.      Overcome  by the'Heat  Sunstroke was the cause of the sad  death of Joseph Firth, surveyor's assistant, aged about 40, who took ill on  Wednesday while working at copper  claims at Quilchena and who died at 1.30  a.m. on Thursday at the Nicola Valley  General Hospital.  Only starting work on the morning of  the day of his fatal illness he early complained of the great heat. A man of  powerful build, he became deliroius|and  in that state, in transpires, drank copiously from stagnant water in a nearby  pool. William McNeill, who was with  him, endeavored to get the sick man to  * the Quilchena Hotel, but being overcome with prostration Mr. McNeill hurried off for assistance, and Dr. Tutill  was hurriedly summoned from Merritt.  Quilchena people who went to assist  in a buggy Had to take the horses out,  they being uncontrollable owing to the  myriads of mosquitoes. Dr. Tutill  found the temperature of the unfortu-  nBte man to be 106, ��� and after giving  all attention possible had him removed  ; ����b the hospital, where, however, he did  not regain consciousness.  He was employed by Surveyor 0. N.  B. Wilkie, who is, doing survey work  for the Aberdeen Mine Syndicate. Up  to a few hours before his death he was  about Merritt as usual. > He attended  -   the Anglican Church last Sunday evening.  Born at Glenelg, near Durham, County  Gray, Ontario, the deceased was a fine  living man,^ greatly respected by, all  .-who were acquainted with liim." He was  a school mate of Mr. Sam Jackson, of  this city, at Durham. Ontario. He had  been in the West some twenty years,  and on and off for ten years was surveying for O. N. B. Wilkie.   He had a  '   place at Beeton j B. C.   Unmarried, the  late Mr. Firth leaves to mourn his loss  Bengough's Visit  Much Enjoyed  Attracted Large Audience to his  Meeting in the Rex Last  Monday Night  Mr. J. W. Behgough, cartoonist and  prohibitionist lecturer, addressed meet-  ings'at Merritt and Nicola last week  end and imparted to interested audiences his original ideas on the prohibition  question. On Saturday night Mr. Ben-  gough betrayed his skill as a speaker  and artist with his arguments which  were illustrated by clever sketches.  At the Rex Theatre on Sunday, .'when  a large number of children wens in the  audience he portrayed by word' and  crayon the similarity between the  liquor traffic and the Germans to the  British Empire.. He drew a sharp distinction between the .weir conducted  hotel and the hotel that was' merely a  drinking saloon comparing the good  and bad points of each.  . On Monday evening Mr. Bengough's  "Chalk Talk" was greatly"enjoyed by  an audience of many hundreds. At this  meeting he added'considerable interest  by his drawings of Lawyer Grimmett  and Dr.7 Tutill who: could have been  purchased for anything between five  cents and seventy-five.  In a reference to his ideas , on the  effects'bf the liquor traffic the cartoonist cleverly illustrated his remarks  by drawings which were later sold by  auction.' He also showed his powers  of mimicry by a mock speech and was  loudly applauded fot stirring patriotic  verses of his' own composition'ending  Enlist! Enlist!! Enlist!!! His speed  aad adeptness with the crayons astonished all present.     " ,        -_'_'���  Several Local  Men " Missing "  Reported   in   Recent   Casualty  Lists.���AU in Same  Regiment  an aged father and mother and an unmarried sister at Durham, one sister  in Detroit and another in Toronto, also  six brothers. Mr. B. O. Firth, brother,  fire ranger, Taft,,B.C. is in the city today. The body will be shipped tomorrow to Durham,'Ontario for interment  in the family grave.  A dark cloud has hovered over  the Nicola Valley during the past  few days,: occasioned by the official publication of the names of  six well known local soldiers who  are posted as "missing" at the  front. Three are married and  three are single men.  Tom Smith, married, is a brave  old soldier who saw active service in the S. African war as a  bugler in a Scottish regiment.  Locally he held the rank of Regimental Sergeant Major in the 31  B.C, Horse.  , John Wilcox is one of the best  known old time settlers in the  Nicola Valley, who enjoyed general popularity, ahd who served  as a-corporal with the Royal Engineers in South Africa.  Leslie Cook and C. Singleton  are both married men whose  wives and families reside in the  city. William Ross, single, was  an employee of the Middlesboro  mine, and has a brother living at  Middlesboro, where the missing  soldier is greatly respected.  Andrew Paton, single, whose  brother, James Paton, is a. cor?  poral in the Pioneers reinforcements, was a P.W.M. of the local  Orange lodge., His name was  published in the latest casualty  list.  It is safe to assert that the  sympathetic feeling of the residents of the Nicola Valley will  go out to the relatives in their  dark and anxious days of suspense.  Appreciation of  Generosity Shown  Hospital's   Coal  Requirements.  ���Recommendations by  Local Doctor  Merritt Mercantile Company  STORE CLOSES AT  1  O'CLOCK WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS  For Weekly Half Holiday  T  T  t  T  T  T  T  T  %  X We have just received a shipment which was  X ordered a year ago but which the manufac-  i     hirers could not deliver earlier owing to con-  SHOES  t   v gested conditions.  ����>    _   We are keepir  -T  Y  Y  Y  Y  J  J  Y  Y  t  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  .?'  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y-  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  >ing the prices down to the  ���level of-those prevai!ingayear~ago-and -can-  offer some good values.  Men's Gunmetal, button     .        $5.00  Men's Gunmetal, blucher    . 4.50  Men's Gunmetal, blucher    . 5.00  ALL   LATEST   STYLES  FANCY VOILES  Just received in the newest designs and in  dress lengths which insures an exclusive pattern  for the buyer.  Per yard,       .    .       .60,  .65,  .85,* 1.00  yd. .12 1-2, .15, .171-2  Ginghams  "Crepes  Voiles, fancy  Voiles, plain colors  yd.-20  yd. ,30, ,40  yd. .50  Navy Blue prints yd.    .20  Navy Blue Galateas yd. .25  Exceptional value on the present dye markets  A NEW LINE  OF    WAISTS   JUST" RECEIVED,  1.00, 1.50  PAINTS AND VARNISHES  Automobile Paints  Specially made for an amateur to brighten his  car, Black or Grey .90, 1.75  "61 Floor Varnish"  The most popular and'durable varnish on the  market. per Jtin, .40, .75, 1.35  FLOUR, Royal Household  per sack 1,85  PAY  DAY  CASH SPECIALS  8U8AR, The Be,t  per sack'1,75  Boiled Ham, sliced  Bacon, sliced  Lard,   3 lbs. ,60,   5 lbs. .95,  Rogers Syrup,  in jars  Braids Coffee,  Merco Tea, .  Pride of Merritt Tea,  ���        lb. .45  lb.. .35  10 lbs. 1.90  - jar .35  tins 2.00  lb. .40  lb. .50  BUTTER  5 1b  White Swan Soap 6 bars .25  Royal Crown Soap, 6 bars..25  Salad Oil, 1 Gal. tin 1.75  Spices per tin . 10  Apples 3 lbs  .25  Bananas doz. .40  Cheese, finest whole Stilton , lb. .30  3 lbs.   1.00  I  T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  -Y-  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  ��'*  f  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y'  Y  Y  ���������  Expressions  of appreciation at the  generosity of the Middlesboro Collieries  in supplying free coal  to the hospital  over' a lengthy period were made all  round the table at the meeting of direc  tors of the inststution held on Wednesday night, when it was resolved on the  motion of Direttors Grimmett and Slater  and unanimously carried,  that it, be  recommended to the  house  committee  that coal required for the hospital from  now.until the annual meeting in October  shall be bought from the Middlesboro  company.   It appeared from  the discussion  that  for two or three of the  early years of the life of the institution  the Middlesboro mine very generously  supplied free coal to the institution,  ...The.matter arose when a letter, was  read .from the Company,'in the name of  H. R. Plommer,  secretary,  reminding  the hoard that last fall his company acceded to the request of the president  and consented to donate coal to the hospital free of charge every other month  providing the other mine followed the  same course,; which the latter however  said they could not do, and that' since  then no coal had been bought from the  Middlesboro Co.   In the discussion it  was generally agreed that it, was but  right and just that coal orders should  be divided  and  the decision above recorded was made. 0  ,   A- lengthy letter was��� received from  Dr.  Gillis recommending that in the  best interests of contract patients, .the  hocfpital, and the doctors, the five dol  lara'fee'made for use 'of the operating  room'and equipment should be eliminated generally on the ground that; such  room-anil equipment were part and parcel of a hospital proper; also that it was  it the best interests of the hospital to  have a second graduate nurse.   Before  the decision was made to defer action i  on the letter until further consideration {  at an adjourned meeting to be called  for Wednesday, June 28, Director Bond  a mining representative,said there was  a feeling among workmen that the.fact  of the doctors having to incur operating  room charges had the tendency of keeping the doctors from performing operations, a danger which  Dr.  Gillis also  hinted at in his letter,  .On the motion of Directors Bond and  Taylor it was resolved that tenders be  invited through the local press for  hospital supplies; same to be in the  hands of the Secretary by June 24th,  (Continued on page 4)  Operations of Aberdeen Mine  Syndicate Merit Support of  Entire Community���Visit to Mine  Rapidly Expanding Camp Which is Th ?re to Stay and Prosper.  New Government Assisted Road of Vital Importance. '-  ALEX. LUCAS, M.P.P. AND SUPT, 0. G. SUTHERLAND INSPECT ROAD   o   I am more than surprised and pleased  with the progress made and the permanence indicated in the developments  taking place at the mining camps in and  about theNi ola Valley and feel assured  that with the assistance the Government is prepared to give to all prospects that its practical mining engineers  advise favorably upon, after thorough  investigation of the definiteness of the  development, the developments now  important will be increased many fold.  Thus stated Mr. Alex. Lucas,,M.L. A.,  after his trip through the mining sections of the Valley, when he had frank  heart to heart talks with practical  miners and prospectors at the respective  workings, convinced himself of the progress of development and prospects of  the leads, and explained just how the  splendid Prospectors' Aid Bill would do  much to stimulate the quartz mining  industry here as in other parts of the  Province. He explained that three  practical mining experts would investigate, examine and report on the claims  Reeking such assistance in the making  of roads to enable shipment of their  ores,at the cheapest.economical cost,to  the smelters,.and through the Department of Mines in other ways stimulate  the growing industry.  The Aberdeen Mine, Stump Lakeland  Aspen-Grove.camps-were among those  visited by the local member who was  assured on all sides of the bright satisfaction of practical mining men at the  practical and tangible,1 ste a takan  by J  mine itself thedarty was more convinced than ever along these lines.  An all'round busy appearance was  presented. Twenty-five men are working there, with fifteen on the road.  That only white labor is employed isa  favorable circumstance of more than  passing significance, being indicative '  of the public spirited aims and policy  of the directors. The spic and span  appearance of everything in and about  the mine, the substantial buildings so  suggestive of permanance, all left a  most pleasing impression'on the minds  of the visitors. Cradled between. ,two  hills the site of'the camp is' an ideal one  A creek of pure mountain water runs ,  through the property ^ensuring n full  supply for camp needs while the we.l  paid, well fed; well cared for crew betray every sign of happiness and con-  tentedness. In the crew are Foreman  Jim Kelly and Engineer Geo. Devonshire. A close spirit of harmony, between employers and employed exists,  all working unitedly to use their'brawn  arid brains in getting the ore out by the  most economical means to ensure the  most profitable net returns from ' the  cars going to the smelters.  As regards the daily routine it might  be of general interest to state just how  the actual work is being done. The  shaft is 90,feet deep,.and ,at-the-foot-  forms a junction of two tunnels running both ways in line, the whole.form-  ing as it were a large j.. The ore is *"'  hoisted by steam power in buckets.con-  Mr.'Bowser's government in' ensuring I taining about seventy pounds.; In  the'  greater mining prosperity throughout)shaft  house-a   new   building,   thirty  feet by sixteen, ��� just finished  will  be-  new sorting tables from which the  ore  Mine Officials  At Middlesboro  President Eric W. Hamber of  the Middlesboro Collieries arrived  in the city on Tuesday, and spent  the following: day conferring with  Supt. R. Fairfoul and Secretary  Gissing, and making a general  inspection of the mine. Accompanied by Mr. Cameron, Vancou-  ver Sales manager, Mr, Hamber  appeared quite satisfied with conditions at the plant and expressed  himself as optimistic of the future, being- convinced of the  steady7improvemeut in trade conditions throughout the Province  and the.outlook for an increased  demand. Mr. Cameron said tbe  Vancouver retail trade, which  had Keen quiet for some time,  was showing signs of improvement.  Nurse'Nellie Thomson is on a vacation  visiting, her home at Middlesboro.  The Rev. Father Wagner, we learn,  is on his farewell visit ;to the Valley.  Mrs:'Freeman has sent to the school  trustees a letter resigning heifpositian  as'teacher on the staff of the local  schools.  A. T. Hubbard, rancher, of Loon Lake  was in the city this week transacting  business and renewing acquaintances  with his friends.  the Province.  Last week end, Mr. Lucas, accompanied by Road Supt. Sutherland, Surveyor  O. N. B. Wilkie, M. A. Durland, manager of the Merritt Mercantile Co., Ed.  C. Bell, of the Nicola Valley News,  were conducted by Directors T. J.  Corwin.and E. C. Johnson of the Aberdeen Mine Syndicate on a comprehensive tour of the extensive workings being carried on at Mamette Lake and to  examine, the new road which the Syndicate has constructed and to which the  Government will give financial assistance.  Leaving Mer itt shortly before noon  in the " Merer " big car, which ensures  good service and quality in comfort,  the party sped away towards Lower  Nicola at a merry pace. Following the  Government road to the Williams ranch  which is four miles above the'Tyner  ranch now the residence of Mr. E. C.  Johnsonrthe newly built"22-feet wide  road was struck���without the least  semblance of a "bump" however. It  is about eleven miles from Lower Nicola to ths mine. With the exception of  a few soft spots brought about by the  heavy rains and steady heavy hauling  of ore the road was found to be in good  condition. In its construction all kinds  of difficulties were presented to those  working under the direction of Supt.  Corwin, there being hilly ground to cut  through, awkward turns to negotiate,  steep grades to climb, the effects of  banks of'moving gravel to counteract,  and rushing creeks to bridge. The auto  encountered the worst grade���15 per  cent���with comparative ease. The longest hridge crosses the Marquart Creek  is 75 feet long, 25 feet high. Despite  the engineering obstacles a splendid  surfaced road has been made with ' the  exception of one or two soft places  which are "being corduroyed.  The building of the road too, has been  the means of agricultural development  as several preemptors have taken up  land and have commenced improving  their holdings.  The road is in such good shape, as to  allow the big Russell seven seater.fully  occupied, to travel without difficulty  and on which three four horse teams  each drawing some three to four tons of  ore are constantly -using. Loads are  carried both up and down the grade.  En route, frequent comments were  made on the concrete evidence that the  Aberdeen Mine Syndicate have every  confidence in the property they are developing and of the abundance of ore to  be mined and shipped.   Arriving at the  and country rock will de separated and  the ore will be washed, then shot down  the shutes already built to the bins,  ready for sacking and hauling away to  the railroad.  On Tuesday the compressor was started, the mine drills having until this  week been driven by hand power. A  new building is in way of construction  to house the boiler, compressor and  other machinery.  Work has also been .started on the  Bresnick claims adjoining. Regarding  future expansions it might 'be stated  that the site has been chosen for'the  proposed new camp,bunkhouses arid the,  offices, while surveyiug has been completed for the damming of .the creek to  secure some 50 h.p. pressure for generating power for washing the ore and  other, purposes.  Merritt loses one of its most  popular citizens this week in the  person of Mr. A. J. M. Round,  teller at the Bank of Montreal, he  having been transferred to the  New Westminster branch. Mr.  Round has been in the local  branch for many years and will  be much missed. He always  took keen interest in any local  sports and athletics. He is also  a faithful churchman, having  been secretary of St. Michael's  church committee during the  past two years, and will be greatly missed in the work connected  with the church. Mr. Round  left on Thursday's train for the  New Westminster, the good  wishes of a host of friends going  with him, ,  Mr. and,Mrs. Grimmett will leave to^  morrow for Vancouver and will be away-  for, a week.  Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Cleasby and  their guests Mr. and Mrs. Rand  motored out to Douglas Lake on Tuesday on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. F. B.  Ward.  F. M. and R. N. Hawkes, A. Mison-  ger, and wife, Mrs. H. G. Stern and  Miss West, of Seattle, arrived in Merritt on Saturday from Seattle, later  proceeding to Stump Lake mine.  ">'.rf''J';2^T $'v&  M��  '..-���: AAXx^rMMM0BXXiWXyx  mmiimimmmit Friday, June 16. 1916  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  TWO  Publisher  THE   NICOLA   VALLEY  NEWS  Published Every Friday  Edward C. Bell - Editor: Ernest B. Mayon  ADVERTISING   RATES   ON   APPLICATION  Subscriptions,  payable  in  advance,  $2.00 per year In  Canada.  Britain. United Sta*es and Foreign Countries, $2.50.  Great  Address :   The Nicola Valley News. P. O. Drawer ' L,' Merritt, B. C.  LUCAS ASSISTS MINING MEN  Our contemporary which shapes the insane policy of trying to check  hinder, retard and damage the copper mining activities and developments of the Aberdeen Mine Syndicate in order to lamely attempt lo  make political gain out of Mr. Lucas, for the possible benefit of a  liberal candidate who they are compelled to support but would like to  discard, must be feeling as cheap today as the day they fell off the  political fence of independence.    And why?  Last week the "Herald" stated, under the name of J.W.Ellis, in an  editorial on the local member's promise of government assistance in the  financing of the new road,���-  Mr. Lucas to this date has not made good   his   promise   All this paper desires is that Mr. Lucas fulfils his promise made at  Middlesboro, sometime between now and the end of the world, for  we will not need this road after this old earth passes  into  oblivion.  while it urged the "News" ���  to assist in getting the money promised by Mr. Lucas for the   Aberdeen Mine road and-don't lecture on what the government is going  to do.    The people desire to see RESULTS.  Will the Herald digest the fact that a check for some   $1500  promised by Mr. Lucas and the Government towards the financing of the  new road has been placed to the credit of the Aberdeen Mine  Syndicate.    Will the Herald take note that Directors T. J. Corwin and E.  C. Johnson are entirely satisfied with the RESULTS'as well as   Mr.  Lucas's thorough and business like handling of the proposition; also that  it was in accordance'with the Aberdeen Mine Syndicate's own  desire  that the Company rather than government'gangs built the new road.  Now that Directors Corwin and Johnson are making generally  known their complete satisfaction at the splendid manner in which Mr,  Lucas carried out his promise to the letter, we take up the Herald's  pledge last week :  "If there is one thing above another that the Herald desires  sincerely it is to see this fair Valley and its;several industries  developed along broad and conprehensivelines; 7 The resources  are here in abundance, as is. being amply proven every- day,,  and the effort of anyone, regardless of political creed, or previous condition of political servitude, that will show something  material along that line, will receive the support it merits."  and call upon the Herald to redeem its pledge and show its sincerity  by giving Mr. Lucas " the support he merits,"  Patriotic Guild  Whist Drive and  Dance, June 23.  Mrs. R, Jackson, president,  Mrs R. E. Pope, vice-president  and Mrs- A Kay, secretary were  all re-elected to the offices at the  meeting of members of the Patriotic Guild held in the City Hall  on Monday afternoon. Mrs. Hyland resigned as treasurer, and  the secretary agreed to undertake the duties instead. The  gift of a hand knitted shawl of  attractive design and handiwork  from Mrs. W. Baxter; was acknowledged, with thanks to the  donor. The shawl will be raffled  and the result announced at the  whist drive and dance to be held  at the Armory on Friday, June  23rd. The total receipts of .the  Guild during the past six months  were $137.05, which was expended in buying wool, sox and other  articles, also as donations to the  Prisoners of War Fund.  THE   LIBERALS   FUTILE   ENDEAVOR  ��� Misrepresentation of fact and distortion of adduced evidence, has become a common feature of the liberal organs of this province since the  socialist-liberal opposition commenced its search for some small peg,  upon which to hang its promiscuous charges against the Bowser administration, but they reach the limits of mendacity, in the futile endeavor  to place the responsibility for the Vanconver "plugging" campaign upon  the. Conservative organization. It is the last despairing, effort of a  thoroughly discredited coterie of election manipulators, and as such  will bring its due reward. Even if Mr. Brewster, as leader of the  opposition, and Mr. Macdonald as his Iieutenent, knew, nothing of the  base and crooked work planned in the Vancouver bye-election, the  evidence taken, both in the Annance case and before the Parliamentary  committee, shows beyond the shadow of a doubt, that the liberal party  organization was at the.bottom of the barefaced attempt to steal the  franchises of the electors of Vancouver. The most glaring political  immorality has been brought home to the provincial organization, and  the party itself must be held to account for the; crimes of its political  henchmen.  /  YALE  CENTRAL  CONSERVATIVE-ASSOCIATION.  OF THE ABOVE WILL BE HELD IN THE  Sunshine Theatre, Merritt,  Friday, June 23, 1916, at 1030 am.  President H. FOOKS, [Agassiz] will Preside  SATURDAY, JULY 1st, 1916  ���''.':.:������::/���' '.atS.-::>\  :������������./    x-yx:  Lower JVicoi^A  COMPLETE PROGRAM OF SPORTS  Rev. Hyde Offered  To Help Women  On Sunday evening at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, the  Rev. J. Hyde dealt with the  morality question which has been  before the public during the last  week. Mr. Hyde stated that he  approached the women in the  two houses now closed and offered to assist them in leading a  better life. He based his sermon, on words found in 8c. John.  The Presbyterian church" hss  three homes in Canada for the  women he said, and as a church  is doing much to help those who  have strayed. It is also trying  to prevent the downfall of innocent girls. The worst sinners  are not the women but the men,  men who cunningly drag a girl  down and then brand her as.a  fallerfcreature. Surely she ear-  not fall to a lower level than the  man who caused her downfall,  said the preacher. On one occasion the Pharisees dragged before  Christ a. woman taken in sin. .  These cruel, bard hearted  wretches let the man escape and  brought to Christ the more innocent of the two. These men did  the woman a good turn unknown  to themselves. They would have  shown no pity, even tho she was  stoned, but in bringing her to  Christ, they brought her to the  Supreme Judge who is ever  merciful to the fallen.  Christ was so shamed at their  baseless act that he wrote their  judgment on the ground and they  passed out with the verdict .''of  guilty, self imposed upon them.  In the presence of the woman  Christ lifted up His head and  with a look of pity said to the  woman "'Go and sin no more"  This is a day when women  must protect themselves against  being falsely accused by men.  Why should the women be forced  to wear the "scarlet letter"  while the man struts around respected.  F. B.Ward is Hon.  President of the  Interior Stockmen  Recommendations for amendments to the Brand Act, and  which are suggested to make the  registration of brands compulsory upon all stockowners, whether white or Indian, were^fully  discussed at the annual meeting  of the Interior Stockbreeders'  Association held in Kamloops last  week, and the government will  be memorialized on the matter.  Consideration of new grazing  regulations for both Dominion  and Provincial lands took up a  considerable portion of the time  available for the meeting, which  was largely attended by delegates  of the local associations of stock-  raisers .  The association now has eleven  branches under its jurisdiction.  During its three year's existence  it has done an increasingly large  amount of quiet but effective  work along all lines pertaining  to the protection and furtherance  of the best interests oc the important industry.  Mr. F. li. Ward, of Douglas  Lake, was elected as an honorary  President.  ihe next annual meeting will  be held at Ashcroft on the first  Thursday in June, 1917.  Annual Meeting of  Yale Conservatives  On Friday next, June 23rd, the  annual meeting of the Yale Central Conservative Association  will be ^eld - in the Sunshine  Theatre, Merritt. Delegates  from all local associations thruout the Yale Provincial ridinp  will be present. The meeting  will be called to order at 10.30  a.m. by President H. Fcoks,, cf  Agassiz, wh<\ will preside over  the deliberations. Among^ the  principal items of business to be  transacted will he ihe. election of  the officers of the asscici .tion 'or  the ensuing year.  Mr. Alex. Lucas M. L. A. fcr  Yale will address the meeting^  Walter C. -Keeble, of Lytton.  is secretary of the association.  Junior Branch of Red  Cross Meets Fridays  The meeting of the Junior  branch of the Red Cross met' on  Friday, about thirty members  being present. There are thirty-  three members now enrolled and  all are very enthusiastic over the  knitting, etc being taught at the  business meeting. May Armstrong was elected Treasurer and  Jane Smith Secretary.  :"Miss Thompson has very kind-  lyoffered to help Mrs. Sadler, in  the work. The meeting is held  every Friday at 3 p.m, atv the  Red Cross Rooms.  Dinner Served.       Commence at 12  I  Sugar at the Cash Store is'al  rock-bottom. Thfs every day  necessity has been rising in Rrict  gradually for some weeks past.  For pay-day we, are making  sugar our drawing card. Other  pay-day specials in ad. on las  [page.;  A Japanese Boy  and Mr. Bengough  In the course of his "Chalk  Talk" at the Rex Theatre on  Monday evening Mr. Bengough  read a letter from a Japanese of  Nicola, who' the noted cartoonist-  described as " a bright and brave  little fellow employed for so many  years by the A; E. Howse Co.,  and who I understand has given  over $100 for local patriotic purposes." With the exception of a  few words - wrongly used, but  whose meaning was obvious, the  letter was couched in well phrased  terms. _The-people of Nicola had  found Mr. Bengough's valued  speech very interesting.he wrote  in effect, "and someday in the  near future we will pay hearty  thanks for your great works   He concluded, "I beg to enclose  a dollar, this is very small I know  myself but I wish you to be kind  enough to accept my bit, and kind  wishes to you in your noble work.  (Signed) A Little Japanese-  Harry Kobayashi."  High School Joy-ride  to the Lake Town  A term-end outing was.held by  pupils of the local High School on  Friday evening. Some twenty  five young people left for Nicola  in automobiles driven by J. Simpson and Jack Grimmett, beiny  chaperoned by Mrs. Ransom and  Mrs. Grimmett. An" enjoyable,  time was spent both during the  drive and at the Pooley Hall  where games were made the occasion'of-much amusement, dancing being also indulged in. Tht  music for the dance was provided in part by a Diamond Disc  machine lent by Simpson &  | Cranna,  The  Coldwater Hotel,  --"It's Jill Comfort." X  Headquarters of Mining Men and  Commercial Men  Merritt is the gateway to the 'rich Copper Gold properties of Aspen  Grove, Mamette Lake and Highland Valley.  " Reliable information relative to the mining and ranching  industry's freely given. If you want to find si friend you'll  find him at the Coldwater���the old reliable first-class hotel  of Merritt. ~ -    '���  Hot and Cold 'IVater. liooms" with Baths. Five large, Sample Rooms  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk arid Cream used in Ihe Hotel are daily from our Ranch  MURDOCH   McINTYRE  ' Proprietor  A. R. CARRINGTON,  Insurance Agent and Notary Public  Liverpool and London  and Globe  Phoenix of London, Eng.  British America of  Toronto  Life & Accident  B. C.  Life  Globe Indemnity of  / Canada  Only Prime Goods  PRIME   BEEF,  MUTTON  AND  PORK  PREMIUM BACON AND HAMS  \  FRESH PURE PORK SAUSAGE  Creamery Butter, Ranch Eggs. Lettuce," Celery, etc.  'Prices Lowest  Quality Highest  Nicola Valley Meat Market  HUGH   LEITCH,   Carpenter   and  Contractor,  o  Let me figure on your next job���no matte* how small ^  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed  P,  O.   BOX   219,   MERRITT,   B. ;C;  PHILIP    MCLEAN,  CONTRACTOR  Estimates given oh any kind of Building Work  - No Job Too Small  Electric Lighting  Supplies, and  Electrical Pittings  All Goods at Lowest Prices  Store ahd Office: Opposite Coldwater Hotel  1  II [leckie shoesI [I  N<  [O other shoe made is superior to the genuine  LECKIE. Pay no attention to the statement "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 hat des* use  before the name goes possible.  0.r,    *U���t'��� ���   J ET'VTE        The farmer, the miner, the boys in khaki in  Cn Wat S a   LtttK^Kltj        ..... - J   t n/iinti nnnmn  .l   -_     the trtnehes have found LECKIE BOOTS the  logical Loot for real comfort and long service.  The  quality  goes IN  ifflXade in  British Columbia  LECKIE  BOOTS  are the " economical-in-the-long-run " boots for'  the'business and professional rran as well as thd  farmer or miner. There is a LECKIJS for every  pui pose���for every use. \  AT   LEADING   DEALERS  Built for Wear, Style & Comfort Three  THE NICOLA VALLEY- NEWS.  Friday,   June 16, 1916  **^*-^X'.>.>*'**<W**'H'**'i��x^  U  BANK ofTORONTO  MERRITT :  Wish to remind all their Savings Bank Cus- !  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 enter the same in all pass-books 7          ..  on their being presented. '   '. ���     i  CAPITAL AND RESERVE $11,000,000 j  Memorial Service  at St. Michaels  MERRITT BRANCH  A.  N.  B.   ROGERS,, Manager  11 ��|> ifr ��$M^����$M$����fr *$**^*S**S**S* *}**}**$**$**S����S*t$**'S**S**$>tS**'4*��S> ��^*+%�� ���%����$*��$* ��$�����%��#fr��*����$t��fr��^*��***$t��fr ^**^**t�� ��I**S* *2**>**��* *!* *I* *i*  The evening service at St.  Michael's Church next Sunday,  the 18th, will take the form of a  memorial to the ,late Earl Kitchener and the many sailors and  soldiers who have given   their  Beneficial Acts  of Last Session  If actions really do speak louder than words then the solid,  beneficial legislation put through  by the Provincial Government,  comprising some &8 acts} passed  and assented  to by the Lieut.-  lives in the fight for right in the j governor, should convince think  war.     The loss of life'has been j ing voters that Premier Bowser  exceptionally heavy recently,and;nmst  be returned by an over-  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 whp care to make '  the Club their headquarters a hearty welcome.  MEET ME AT  THE CLUB  M. L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  -BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR  NOTARY   PUBLIC,   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of'Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  IV  it behoues everyone who is not  in the fighting line to honor the  brave men who have fallen for  their king and country, and (o  intercede with their prayers for  those who are going through such  dreadful hardships for ��� the love  of their country ond homes.  At the service on Sunday evening the Vicar, Rev. N. J. Thompson will preach an appropriate  sermon and special hymns will  be chosen to suit the occasion,  whilst at the close the funeral  march wil.l be played on the organ. v  The King and Queen attended  a monster memorial service in  London on Tuesday,and at a corresponding hour public services  were held in the larger cities  throughout' Canada,- and were  largely attended.  6YNOPSI8 OF COAL MINING REGU  LATIONS.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank ��f Toronto  Voght . Street, Merritt  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO. 9205,  A. 0. F.  FRANK BOND,  C. R.  Meets inrK. of P.  Hall on the fourth  Monday of: every  month at 8 p.m.  Visiting Brethren  cordially invited.  J. HUTTON,  Secretary.  NICOLA LODGE, NO. 53,  Ai   ri  w  n*   nli  A. F. Rankine  WM.  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. third Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to attend.  A. K. CARRINGTON  Secretary   '  ltd; tr 1701  f  Merritt Lodge  Regular meetings in the Oddfellows'  Hall on the first and third Fridays in  each month at 7.30 p.m. The Scarlets  meet on the 14th of each'month.  Visiting Brethren are .cordially invited,  "j. G. Warren. W.M,  Geo. Slater, Recording Sec.  Photographs  of the Best  No Time like the present  to have your Photo taken  Think it over, and then call and  tee samples at the City Studio.  Chas. f. Hooper  Opp. Schools Merritt  Coal mining rights of the Dominion  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and^AIber-  ta, 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 SI 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 ln 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.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of f 5. which- will be refunded if the rights applied for are not  available,- but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of 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 n  year.  The' lease will include the coal mining rights only, rescinded by Chap. 27  of 4-5 George V. assented to 12th June,  1914. '    '  For full Information application  Bhould be made to the Secretary of the  Department_of_the Interior.-Ottawa.or  to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Domin  ion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior,  N.B.���Unauthorized   publication, of  this advertisement will not be pa|f  for.-83575.  Get Your Seat Early  " In Friendly Village "  Monday is the day, June 19th  the date, the Rex Theatre the  place of the entertainment, entitled "Afternoon Tea in Friendly  Village " to be presented in aid  of St. Michael's Church Building  fund by several local people who  have the play rehearsed up to a  high pitch of excellency. There  will be several hours of original  fun and quaint episodeB, includ-  i lg old time costumes, songs and  dances, while an album of Living  Portraits will be opened to the  public gaze. It will be necessary  for patrcns to go, early to secure  a good seat."  -3,  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, vente.1  when sold bar over' brand.  Horses branded |'| I left or right shoul-  '    der  Horses branded perpendicular bar over  1   '      V left or right-shoulder.  Vent for horses when sold is bar over  brand. There is a Reward of $150.00  offered for information that will lead  to -conviction of anybody Stealing or  Killing any of our Stock.  ��"���' F. F. Ward, Manager  Corpl. Edwards and Pte. Nichol  who have been recruiting in .this  district for several weeks in the  interests of the llth C. M. R's  overseas regiment returned by  automobile to Kamloops on Wednesday.  I. T, Gibson and Miss Gibson,  of Edinburgh. Scotland, arrived  in the city at the beginning of  the week and registered at the  Coldwater hotel. Mr. Gibson  owns the ranch bearing his name  near Chulus and known locally as  the Collett place. He will remain  in the district for some weeks.  whelming majority at the coming  elections. Here are a few of the  acts now put on the statute book:  The Workmen's Compensation  Act���which was fought hard by  the insurance companies.  The Shipping Subsidy Act���to  build up a shipping business for  this province.  The Sales of Goods Act���to  protect farmers and fruit growers from unscrupulous commission agents.  Prevention of Using Unauthorized Certificates by Orientals-  no new certificates being obtainable now.  An Act to Prevent Frauds on  Creditoro by Secret Assignment  of Book Debts.  An Act Amending  the  Provincial Act���to prevent plugging.  An Act to Protect Volunteers  of the Empire from civil actions.  'An Act to Enable Soldiers to  Use the Electoral Franchise.  An Act to Secure Homesteads  for Returned Soldiers.  An Act Getting the Details of  the Agriculttral Aid Act into  Working Order and an Act to  Grant Special Aid to Mining.  According to announcement,  the writs for the general elect-  ions'will be issued on July 5th,  and it appears likely that the  polling will take place some time  this summer or fall.  Will Preach His  Farewell Sermons  SUPPORT THE  CANADIAN PATRIOT!�� FOND  Branch organizations have a double dutv to per-  form. They are expected to do all in their power  to increase the resources of the common fund and  to see that soldiers' dependents residing in the  district under their control are not in want. In  the first, the experience of the past fifteen months  has shown that they may expect the ready and  generous support of the Canadian public. Private  individuals, business houses, societies, schools,  clubs, municipal, town and "country council's are-  all co-operating to provide an .'adequate fund for  the support of soldiers families.  REMEMBER THE WIVES AND FAMILIES  OF SOLDIERS IN THE TRENCHES  AND"  SUPPORT THE NICOLA VALLEY FUND  The Rev. J. Hyde? Presbyterian  minister for this district, who has  enlisted for overseas"service with  the/Army Medical Corps, will  preach his farewell sermon at  Lower Nicola next Sunday., His  final services at St. Andrews  Church here, before going into  training at Victoria, will be held  on Sunday, June 25th?  /���\UR Prices are reasonable  HERE THEY ARE  15c.  25c.  6c  The Coldwater river is at its  highest this season. ���  The Canadian Patriotic Fund is feeling the stress of its heavy responsibilities'-to dependents owing to the many  thousands of Canadian soldiers now  under arms. Can you ease the burden?  HESLOPS MEAT MARKET  FOR  PRIME  BEEF,  MUTTON,  PORK AND  FOWL  FRUIT AND VEGETABLES  PAY DAY SPECIAL:  Fresh Butter   s    -   -       2-lbs. .75  Local Mutton.       Local Strawberries  Developing any size roll of Six  exposures  Film Packs  PRINTS  (Glossy or dull finish)  All sizes up to 2 1-4 by 3 1-4  2 1-2 x 4 1-4 and 3 1-4x4 1-4  3 1-4x5 172, 4 x 5 and Postals  Larger sizes in proportion.     All prints  made in dull finish, except where other-  , wise ordered  This  is  all hand work remember,���no  machine*  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;; Correct  Thing  I have just received a few patterns of  Real Irish Suitings  These   patterns ~afe   exclusive,  4C   and were picked up by the Semis' ready Tailoring,Company's Brit-  * ish  buyer on ..a recent visit to  Belfast. .  This is the sort of Cloth worn by  the English Squires and is much  in evidence at the Derby.  As there are only Six Suit lengths  ���  to each pattern you are requested  to place your order right away  and savu disappointment.  The Price per Three Piece Suit is  ���  $28.00  ANDREW EWART  The  City Tailor,  (Opposite Bank of Toronto)  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 goqd 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 thc new models at my itore,Granite  A venae.    '   '  Kettle Valley Railway  SCHEDULE  OPERATIVE JUNE 4th, 1916  PENTI  Read  CTON - MERRITT  - SPENCES  BRIDGE  sad Up  Sown  R  Tues. Thurs.  Tues. Tour?.  ���  Mon. Wed.  Tues. Thurs.  Sat.  Sat.  Fri.  Sat.  lv.   8.30  Penticton  ar. 16.30.,  ,  lv.11.15  16.00  MERRITT  ���9.00 '  ar. 18.05  11:22  16.06  Coutlee  8v52  18.00  111.35  .    16.14  Coyle  8.45  17.50  11.50  16.32  Canford  8.30  17.30  12.20  17.00  Dot  8.00  17.00  12.55  17.30  Clapperton  7.30  16.20  "ar.13.30  ar. 18.00  MEM  Spences Bridge lv. 7.00  lv. 15.50  ���  NTT   -  NICOLA  Read Up  Read Down  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday  ^ i  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday  11.00  18.50  Merritt    .  10.10  18.10  ' 10.40  18.30  Nicola  10.30  18.30  Character Sketch  Entertainment  Entitled -  " Afternoon Tea in  Friendly Village  862"  Will be presented, under the direction  of Miss Zella Hawe, in aid of the St.  Michaels Church Building tund  At the Rex Theatre  Monday, June 19th.  At 8 p.m. sharp.  CHARACTERS  Mrs. Kelly (A Village Hostess)  Mrs. G. H. Tutill  Mrs. De Vere  Mrs. Barton i  Mrs. Goodsense  Mrs. Hicks  Mrs.Vernon  Two City  Mrs. Good       Visitors  Thomas's Wife  Miss Skinning  Mrs. Runkle  Mrs. Meek  Mrs. Donnely  Mrs. Jacks  Mrs. Bond  Mrs. Lane  Deacon Sykes  Mrs. Willgoose  Mrs. Durland  Mrs. Barwick  Mrs. Nichols  Miss Lawson  Mrs,LANGSTAFF  Miss Stephenson  Miss Z. Hawe  Mrs. H. Priest  Mrs. Cowen  Mrs. Kay  Mrs, Jos. Collett  Miss McKenzie  ���'   Mrs. McIntyre  Admission by Program���Reserved Seat  50c, Children 25c, Unreserved 25c;  Children 15c.  x-*-X'***X"XS"X-v**>x*****>X'  Palace Bakery  J  *                �����.  |_Bread,_Cakes,_ Pastry, etc-^-  %    Hot Pies every Saturday.    ��  t W. FAIRLEY, Proprietor |  f *  Tenders Wanted  Tenders for Supplies for Nicola  Valley General Hospital  at Merritt  Sealed tenders are asked for the  following supplies for a period of  THREE MONTHS from July 1st,  1916,  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 24th,  1916.   Forms of tender will be  supDlied  on application to the  Secretary. _  ���'    By Order of the Board.  The camp cook at the Aberdeen  mine is of a very jovial nature,  this being due largely to the satisfaction he constantly enjoys at  the service of, and quality of the  groceries supplied by The Merco,  t JV;,r< - '������' *���'   ', '  r :i Four  IFHB NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday.  June 16, -1916  THE   ADELPHI   HOTEL,  "Che House of J&erit in  MERRITT, - -  B.C.  We have one of the best thought of and rr>ost talked of Hotels in B.C.  EUROPEAN  PLAN  Banquets and Dinner Parties a  Specialty  D. A. Costigan, Mgr. 7     / A. Hoggan, Prop.  i  The Clydesdale  STALLIONS:  VICTOR HUGO  AND  MAJOR HUGO  APPRECIATION OP  GENEROSITY  SHOWN  "VICTOR HUGO"  Imp. (9898) (15031)  Sire : Sir Hugo, 10924     -  1st Dam: Fair Maid 18355, by Marcellus  11110. I     ���  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.  "MAJOR   HUGO"  Will Stand daily ��� at  the  Ranch  TERMS: To insure with Foal $15  For further information apply to  D. DODDING, (Owner)  Lower-Nicola - B. C.  iFountainPen  tt-.o-Clip-Cap r���  because it writes et the very first  stroke, writes steadily and keeps on  writing till the lost drop oi ink in the  pen is exhausted. The Clip-Cap keeps  it always at hand ready for instant use  in the lecture-room, examination-room,  study, on the cur.���anywhere. Sold  by the best dealers everywhere.       _:  E. WATERMAN COMPANY, LTD.  107 Notre Dame Street West,  . MONTREAL  (Continued from Page One.)  and the house committee to consider and report on the tenders  at the full board.meeting on the  28th inst.        ���  It was resolved by a resolution  moved by Directors Grimmett  and McLean that the finance  committee be authorized to effect  a loan of $800 against the Government grant in aid for the  quarter ending June 30,estimated  to be between $1000 arid $1200,  as was- recommended by the  finance committee in their financial report. The total amount  owing for accounts is $807.22.  The statement of finances  showed among other- items that  $217.50 was received from contract patients, and $240.45 from  patients and on accounts; salaries  for May amounted to $290, hospital earnings for May $588.22,  Government grant in aid $456.50.  Accounts aggregating $422.98  were passed for payment.  The presentation of an account  for $43.00 for surgical  instruments and other supplies in connection  bought in   Vancouver,  gave rise to a discussion in which  Director Bond obtained confirmation of his statement  that although last year the board then  sitting ordered the preparation of  an inventory of all hospital equipment, same was never obtained, I  and no depreciation was written j  off in the last annual' statement.  Director Taylor once more vigorously protested that although  he was elected to the' house committee he had been kept iri the  dark and had not seen the $43  account, which he was. supposed  to o.k., until that evening. ��� In  reply to a question Director McLean said   Chairman   Rankine  (who   arrived   late),   refused  to act as chairman and he, Director McLean,  had - been  acting-  chairman for a week. Miss Fish,  matron, said no orders for the  instruments had been sent off  without   the  signature  of  the  chairman of the house committee.  The state of preparedness of the  operating room as regards equipment, as reported by the matron,  came as a bombshell on the meeting.   The financial report was  eventually adopted.  Correspondence was read from  Mr. Alex. Lucas, M.L.A. and  government departments stating  that the application of the board  for financial aid was receiving  attention, and the secretary was  instructed to write Mr. Lucas  further in the matter.  Busy Month At  General Hospital  May Droved a much heavier  month than usual at the hospital-  The matron's report intimates  that 31 patients were admitted,  of which 18 were males and 13  females, 25 patients were discharged. Total hospital days 501  average per day 16.16, births 4,  deaths 0. The operating room  was used on seven occasions.  Donations were received from  R. L. Clark, W. Fairley and J.  W. Langley.  I have securer] the local agency for the  Cascade Laundry Co.  of Vancouver.   AU linen must be" handed in by Monday Evening if delivery io  wanted Saturday evening of the same  week.   Price list on application.  ANDREW EWART, The City Tailor.  CORRESPONDENCE  Editor Nicola Valley News  Dear Sir;���  Commemoration Day Fund was  headed by one of our leading  citizens offering a horse valued  at $100, may I ask has this been  paid, and if not why not?  There are those among us  whose zealous promises we find  very hard to keep without great  sacrifice, and it would encourage  us to know.  "One of the Many..";  Will Assist by  Road Building  During his recent tour of the  district Mr. Alex lucas M.L.A.,  visited Stump Lake. He was  pleased to find, evidence on all  sides of the establishing of a permanent camp-to develop the rich  resources in minerals in the property. He found'the road over  which theore will be hauled from  the camp to Nicola to be generally in good "shape and arrangements have-been made to.keep  bad places in repair. Boarding  houses, and workshops will be  built while progress is being  .made with renovations and improvements to the machinery.  At Aspen Grove Mr. Lucas,  met and discussed mining and  ranching conditions with several  people there, and .heard their  views on local road matters. It  was mutually agreed that in the  present stage of development it  would be better for the Government to assist by making wagon  roads suitable for ore transportation facilities rather than building costly permanent roads which  later may prove to be inconven-  ently located.  Collettville is a  ment these days.  : live " settle-  Pay Day Specials  Crisco '���       " Special 2 tins for .65 .  Sugar 18 lb. sack' %    Special for 1.75  Flour, Royal Household .    49 lb. sack     Special for 1.85  Pure Lard,      3 lb. tins .60,   5 lb. tins .95,   10 lb. 1.95  Local Ranch Butter, '  per lb. .40  (Not more than 3 lbsd to any single order)  St. Charles or Canada First Milk       tall tins       2 for .25  Megie Baking Powder per tin   .23  Golden Syrup, iri "Perfect Seal "quart sealers, each .35  Seeded Raisins Extra Value per pkt. .10  Grape Juice wr per bot." .27  Jelly Powders  ���     Assorted Flavors 3 pkts. for .25  ������������K-H-J-i-i-'H' -j  MILLINERY  You will find a nice selection of    . . .  ' '" X  Silk9 Braid, Panama,  Sport and Felt Crushers  And a beautiful collection ,of "  AT   THE  ROSE MARCHE  HATS  TRIMMED to each individuals taste at PRICES  f  WITHIN THE REACH OF ALL - J  ^.^.k^:****^***********  ���i-*************^*****  The Newsy Pars  Pte. Lakey, of the 102nd regiment, arrived in the city this  week on a visit to his home.  . Wm. Sherwood caught a seventeen pound salmon in the Cold-  water river here1 this week.  ���J  NOTICE  IN THE ESTATE OF CHARLES  WILLIAM BINGLER THOMSON  DECEASED, XATE OF VICTORIA  B. C.  NOTICE IS,HEREBY GIVEN that  all creditors and other persons having  Leslie   Curnow,   rancher,   of  Spences Bridge came down from anV "cltrims~or"deinMds"against'the  his metropolis early in the week Estate ot Charles  to feel what it was like being in  a real live city.  Among the guests registering  at the Coldwater Hotel on Wednesday was Mr. E. Elkins, of  Greenwood, who is engaged in  insurance and was formerly sheriff in the smelter city.  '  Services for Sunday, June 18,  at the Anglican Church, are as  follows:8 a.m. Holy Commuriion,  11 a.m. Matins, 7.30 p.m. Evensong, 3 p.m. Sunday School.   The  evening service  will  take  the  form of a memorial service to the  late Lord Kitchener, and soldiers  of Canada, who have fallen in the  war.  William Ringler  Thomson, late of Victoria, B.C.,  who died on or about the 29th7 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 therer  of so distributed to any person of  whose debt or claim they shall not  then have had notice.  Dated this 20th day of April, A.D.,  1916.  CREASE & CREASE  410 Central Building,  Victoria, B. C.  Solicitors for the Executors,  F-15-7.  Dairy Butter      Special for Pay Day       3 lbs. 1.00  Very handy in hot weather  large tins  tin  Campbell'* Soup  B.C. Tomatoes  Cream of Wheat  Rice  u  Vinegar, Malt or White Wine  Lunch Tongue Large tins  Minced Clams The Finest Quality  Herring in Tomato Sauce? v        *_',.-  Ingersol Cheese      Cream and Pimento Flavors  per pkt. .17  Wheat , per 100 lbs. 2.00  14  each   .15  per pkt. .23  5 lbs. for .25  2 bots, for,.35  eacli .45  per tin .20  ��� 2 tins' foa .25  *  *  *  t  ���  .%  Mrs. C. F. Hooper has been a  guest of Mr. and "Mrs. Harbord  at Nicola during the*.past week.  A. Freeman, of Douglas Lake,  registered at the Coldwater hotel  on Monday.  Mr. Donohoe. head of the Donohoe Mining Corporation, left on  Tuesday morning's train for  Seattle and will be away from the  district for about a week.  Pte. William Kemp, of the  Army Medical Corps, and who  has been training at Victoria, returned to the Coast on Tuesday,  after spending a furlough.at his  home in this city.  HIGH GRADE  Pjiimbing  ���   Get our prices and estimates  on any or all branches of the  Plumbing Business  Pumps  FITTED AND REPAIRED  STOVES   AND   HEATERS  put into first class shape ;.  POPE AND SMALL  PLUMBERS & TINSMITHS  Repair Work of AH Kinds  t  Men's Work Shirts  Men's Light Weight Underwear  .  Clearing Line of Khakhi Jumpers  Men's Blue Stripe Bib Overalls  fromi.85 to 2.25  .95 per suit up  each 1.00  per pr. 1.25  ���5*  ��  1  *  James Sims,' who will be recognized as " Jimmy," left on Wednesday morning's K. V. R. train  en route to Alaric & Heyes logging camp where he will divide'  his time between working, and  cracking jokes.  . ' Mr, and Mrs. Tom Clark have  uoved from near the Nicola  3ridge and havetgken up residence at the house at Diamond  Vale Fields that -was occupied  some time ago by Mr. and Mrs  W. Common.  Alderman Greig will introduce.  his Trades License Bylaw at nextc  week's Council meeting.  ' Bob. Rogers left on Monday  for the Summit to engage in construction work being prosecuted'  there.   -    "' '       '  !  Mr. Bengough, the cartoonist,  left on Tuesday's morning train  for Ashcroft and Salmon - Arm  where he will hold prohibition  meetings before proceeding to  Kamloops and vicinity, and the  Boundary and Kootenay country.  WE CLOSE AT 1 ON WEDNESDAYS  THE  MERRITT  ::  4.4.{h^.^^^^^��^{.^.^^,^.^.^^.^m^^,]mX.^^^^.:.^.^.^.{.{<.;.^.{.^.{.{.^.^.^.{,^^^.  Merritt, Middlesboro and District  CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION  GENERAL MEETING  OF MEMBERS  of ithe above will be held in the  SUNSHINE THEATRE,  ON THURSDAY, JUNE 22,  at EIGHT p.m.        ..  i-  BUSINESS:  To elect delegates to attend the Annual  Meeting of the Yale Central Conservative Association, which will be held-in  Merritt, on June 23rd, 1916.  G. H. Tutill,  Secretary  There is no report of the meeting of the executive of the Nicola  Valley Branch'of the Canadian  Patriotic fund called for Saturday  afternoon last as, we reluctantly  inform, there was:no quorum in  attendance, and hence no meeting. Those who attended were  President M. L. Grimmett, Treasurer A. W. Strickland and Mr.  A. E..Howse, of Nicola. '  .The Aberdeen Mine Syndicate  have taken a working bond on  the Rosemore claims at Quilchena  and survey work, etc, has- been  started this week. The claims  were located by Prospector Wm.  McNeill.  Charles Isitt, who enlisted a  _week_agouwith_the_Cariboo Rangers overseas regiment, left on  Tuesday- morning's train for  Kamloops camp. Several of his  friends were present on the depot to give him a fitting send off.  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 Dqpglas Lake and  Victoria, B. C, who djed on or about  the 13th day of June,4 1915, whose  will and codicils were proved in the  Supreme" Court of British Columbia,  Just received some "Dandy  Sport HatsJt" something new.  Come in and see them/ at the  Rose Marche.  Mrs:t DurJand and her .sister,  Miss' Marjorie Adams/ were  guests at'the' home of'Mr. and  Mrs. E. C. Johnson,' at Lower  Nicola, lrist week end. ���  While delivering'milk on Sun?  eay-morning the young son of R;  M. Marr, dairyman, was bitten  in the leg ia Jwo places by a too  affectionate '.dagi "necessitating*  treatment by the doctor.  Among the ranchers in the  city at the week end were James  Foster, of Aspen Grove, and J.  W. Langley, of Canford. The latter is now almost completely ��� recovered from his serious accident.  Norman Brown^a^couhtahFaF  the bank of Montreal here, who  has been in charge of the Princeton branch for several weeks,  returned to Merritt last weekend  accompanied by Mrs, Brown),  Mine. Inspector Robert Strachan took-a trip up to the Aberdeen  Mine at ManietteLake on Saturday and made a thorough-official  inspection of the mine workings  and equipment.  Mrs. H.' R.  Plommer left on'  Monday's    K. V. R.   train    for  Greenwood where she has joined  victoria Registry, on./the 2nd day of her husband who has taken up a  September,   1915,   by  the   Executors ���������;,������  ���,;*il   4\, '   ry r>     n  therein named, are hereby required position Wltn   ine   J5.L-,    Copper  .0 send in particulars of their claims' Co.  duly verified to the undersigned on ��� -  .July 5th is the date fixed for  the next session of the Yale  County Court to be held in this  city.  or before the 31st day of July, 1916.  And notici is hereby given that  after that da.te the said Executors  will .proceed to distribute the assets  of the deceased among the parties  entitled thereto having regard only  u> the claims of, which the said Executors shall then have notice, .and  .hat the said Executors will not be  iable for the assets or any part there-!  of so distributed to any person of  whose debt or claim they shall not  then have had'notice.  Dated this 25th day of April; A.D.  1916.  .     CREASE & CREASE  410 Central Building,  Victoria, B. C,  Solicitors for the Executors.  F-16-7.  WHEN YOU VISIT   . .  VICTORIA  STAY AT THE  BRUNSWICK HOTEL  cor. Yates and Douglas  Under the management of Mr. and Mrs.  J. B. Plumb, late of Merritt.  -> yj  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 reservation!..,   , v

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