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 ^;'!1''r;'V *Vy_  :!   -  ':???&}  ~^*~i*-  Vol. 3. N  ^m  MERR1TT,\ RC, FEBRUARY 14.  1913  '*  Doings in  Parliament  Appointment oi Coal Commission.  Parliamentary    Press    Gallery,  Victoria, B.C.���Implementing: the  ���innoinic'iineiifc in* this connection'  recently made to the House    by  1 ho   1*1-11110  Minister,  Mc.  AV",  E.  Burns, a barrister ol! Vancouver,  has been appointed    a    commissioner under tlio Public Inquiries  Aet, to investigate    all    circumstances and-conditions in respect  to the production cost of coal in  British Columbia, the transporta-  lion  charges  on this commodity  to its various provincial markets,  I lie suggestion that a combine in  restrain.of trade exists to the disadvantage of the provincial consumers and the    suggestion that  special  attention    to  the  export  branch of the industry is in large  measure responsible for the present shortage and    allegedly high  cost of fuel in British Coh.ml.ia,  together with all other incidental  and related matters touching the  grievance of householders of this  province which has so frequently  been brought to the attention of  the  legislature.    Mr. Burns.will  enter forthwith upon  the duties  assigned to him, in all probability  holding his fiist meeting in Vancouver during this week;   his inquiries    will      occupy      several  months.  Price 5 Cents  V  '���\W,i  A  ' Reduced Co.t of Pre-emption.  'Parliamentary   Press   Gallery,  Victoria, B.C.���A new departure  in government .policy .which .may  - - be legardeel as certain to  greatly  stiiiii._ate,eolonizfctioh',tfctivity? ixx!  -   ;" British Columbia"'!"f--":'"*0--":"^  Y nig--? feature Y'oi\,  -s^w-I-^iHmj-ml taeiit J&i*.fi<ifeSft*a&  I striking provision    of this meas-  . nre is that-for the . granting, of  free  pre-emptions    of    surveyed  . crown lands from and after tho  31st March proximo, pre-emptors  henceforward being permitted to  take up land upon payment'only  , of .^.OO for. the pre-emption record and $10.00    as crown grant  fee.    The land and the  cost' of  survey are given without charge.  The policy of the past has.been  to sell such pre-empted lands .at  a price of $1.00 per acre, twenty-  five per cent, of such cost being  payable within two    years from  the issuance of rgeprdjYvith further annual payments of ��5 cpnf-s  per acre until the purchase pj-ipp  of )f;1.00 per acre be paid, and six  per  cent,  interest  being  collectable upon arrears.   The maximum  quantity of land which it has here-  -toforc-beeji-possible-thus-to-takc  np by the pre-emption process has  been 160 acres, aud this W)U rp-  main the general standard of pre-  pmption size under the new and  progressive legislation, power being, howoYPi', retained to the Min.  ister to re Crisp any application for  ''the pre-emption, which mil/ in his  opinion be adverse to the public  interest, as, for example, should  tlie applicant be an Asiatic.  Tliift radical chaiige -in the law  for the substantial encouragement  of settlement and the development  of the agricultural resources of  tho country has been for some  time past under consideration and  has had as a necessary precedent  foundation the survey of Ifirgo  tracts in those districts now or  soon to be rendered accessible by  the rapid advance of railway construction operations. The new  bill will go far toward'settling up  first of all the surveyed areas  which in the majority of .instances have already been reserved for pre-emption requirements, and in it the Minister is  poses on the    western American1  continent. I  To estimate ��� the effect' which I  will be exercised upon provincial'  revenue liy the adoption of the  free prc-eiiiptiori principle, it may  be noted that last year the maximum year in this regard in provincial history, .),650 pre-emption  records were issued," which, assuming that each record covered  the maximum allotment, of 160  acres, would represent a contribution to revenue of .+584,000.  AgaiiLst the loss of this revenue  the government in adopting its  new policy places as prospective  compensation the varied and  manifold advantages which must  accrue . to Britisli Columbia  through an immediate occupation  of its wild lands and their transformation into farms, orchards  and gardens.  Offsetting the revenue loss in  vplved in the new pre-emption  policy, tne amendment to the Forests Aet provides for an increase  of the royalty 'collected on timber  cut on crown ��� lands from fifty  cents to one dollar per thousand,  feet board measurement, such increase, however, not taking effect  until three years hence. - There  are also found in the Forest Act  Amendment Bill provisions extending the time for timber holdings surveys upon recommendation of the Surveyor-General, enlarging th'e prohibition of export  of unsealed timber o by making  such timber and the tugs towing  it liable to "-seizure and confiscation, prescribing reforms.in timber markings, and, increasing the  annual collections,for fdrest protection seivice "from timber-licensees, lessees * and owners of  timber1'rands.1' Whereas' this impost ,has.-been1 it>ne cent per acre"   _"_;_. ....'��� itC-_it..i ii  -  e  '_...  ..._  TI  The Ladies'Aid of the Presbyterian Church will hokl n Baking Sale in the Walter's Block,  next door to the Bank of Toronto,  in the afternoon and evening- ol'  Saturday, Feb. 22. 'JL\a arid  coffee, with cake, will be served  both in the'af tcrnon and cv_'riiri.g  at the very moderate- charge of  15.', or two for 25\ Cut fl nverF,  from Vancoever, will also be on  Silo. Come early and bi ing your I  friends. t I  Hr.rold Greig reports tlie sale,1  Mr. Graham of the Nicola  Valley Coal and Coke Co. informs  ns tint tlie report of the exlos-  ion last week was slightly exaggerated, there being only 16  sticks   of dynamite exploded.  The regular meeting of the  A. F. & A...M. Nicola Lodge, No.'  53, was held last Tuesday.  Mr. Charles Van Hear is. putting up a fine building, between  Aimstrong's and Reid's stores.  The book you require is-in A*.  Lampreau Trial  to be Re-opend  Attorney General Orders Fresh  Trial of Donald Lampreau,  frr Shooting Hfs Brother  of a  business" lot* next to   tly. jl?- Rankine's lending library.  McDonald Block, to a local citj-j    The Palm is the place for good  candies and magazines.  Mr. & Mrs. Welfare celebrated  their silver wedding last Saturday  in their quarters above the City  Council Chamber, Those who  were invited to help in the celebration were ' Mayor and Mrs.  Reid, Mrs. McGregor, Mr, and  Mrs. Devonshire.  Mr. and  Mrs.  zen. -$  Mr. and Mrs. Chittenden left  on Tuesday for Vancouver anil  Portland. _<  The Sunshine Theatre has-,a  fine collection of Alms on view  this week. *i  The 49th birthday - of the  Knights of Pythias is being celebrated on Saturday in their hulj  above Mearoi and Barnes' poolroom, all Knights are expcctcc.  to bring a lady. . Y  government * ��� eontinum g   to  tribute dollar for dollar,  con-  V  Panama Canal Treaty,  Parliamentary   Press    Gallery,  Victoria, B. C.���Legislation of ex=  tra importance - as it affects the  settlement  of the  Province  and  development  of the  agricultural  industry on the one side find jiug*  mentation of the public'revenues  from the forest asset on the other  is . now  before  the  local  parliament, having been ��� brought down  by Hon. Mr. Ross during the final  setting of the-just past week, and  may be expected to divide with  the Prime   Minister's" resolution  touching thp policy qf'thp Unifed  States govcrrinumt in respeet to  the   future ��� use" of  the   Panama  Canal by international   shipping  the special attention' of the House  "during the   week   now  opening.  The' resolution which .has been-  referred to should form a text for  the broadest and most interesting  debate of the ~se&sion,' expressing  as it does thc feeling of Britisli  Columbia upon a  matter vitally  affecting the future of the commerce  of the Pacific  Coast  and  serving to  show  the  Home  au-1  thoriticH how cordially their altitude on the suggested-rcpUdin'-  ���tion     of' the   Hay - Pauncefote  Treaty is   appreciated   and   endorsed in-this, outpost-- of Empire,  lion.'   Mr.   Bowser  willv presumably,  second the-resolution, and  discuss'more particularly'the features  of international  law  incidental thereto, while it is under  stood that Mr. Pnrkor Williams  will accept the motion as non-controversial' and thus permit it to  pass as expressive of the unani-  1 mous sentiment   of this   wester-  most   Canadian   provinco.     The  text of the resolution is as below:  "Whereas according to the pro-  Spaldirig'. Chief Eggleshaw  Mrs. McGregor is here from  New Brunswick on a visit to hor  daughter Mrs. Reid.  E'even Knights of Pythias  went through the second degree  on Wednesday evening.  Harry L. Ruark.  the station  -    -     * town on  Tuesday,   returning to  .Mr.   A,  N.  B,  Ro-crs,   who  has been confined  to his house1'  with an attack  of  la  grippe,^is  now able to be put again, a_idj  hopes shortly to be back'' again;  at'the Bank of Toronto. ,        y  The Attorney General has issued instrn'ctions for the re-hearing of the trial of Donald Lampreau,   who was re-arrested on  the charge of shooting his brother, after his release on  the completion of a term of six months  for breaking jail at Nicola.    It.  will be remombered  that Judge  Morrison    dismissed   the    first  trial   because   the Crown was  not ��� ready to go   on,  and His  Lordship held that they had had  plenty   of time to get the depositions together.  - Joe Lampreau, the brother was  caught last December, at Coquitlam,   by   Provincial    Constable  Vachon, and was sentenced to  two terms of 18 months to run  concuirently, on two charges of  stealing horses,  Burglary At  City Hotel  ���<-, -  Half-breed Tiys to Remove 12  Bottles of Whisky in  His Schaps.  j The witnesses in the tiial of  Booth, Mr. and Mr*. Blair Reid, Donald Lampreau for shooting  Mr. and Mrs.  H.    Priest,   Miss j his brother at Fish   Lake   last  Julv, loft for Kamloops last  Wednesday, for the preliminary  hearing.- After Donald has  been tried on the shooting charge  he will mast probably be brought  night, but beyond passing a few  acoouhts thero was nothing' of  public interest,  Mrs. Roy Thomas presented her  husband with a daughter, last  Monday. Both the mother and  child are doing well,   ���  The Misses Biair were in town  last Wednesday from Nicola.  - On Thursday, during the lunch  hour, some kindly disposed individual turned on two of our  gasoline lights. Whether this  was intended for a dastardly attempt to blow us all up or  wnether it was done in the spirit  of an ill-limed joke we' cannot  tell. However we are not taking  it seriously.   ^APPLICATIONS   For the position of'steward in  the Merritt Commercial Club  will be received until noon, Feb.  85th. State experience. Apply  G. M. Gemmill Secretary.  Spence's Bridge on  Wednesday  last,  Our friends the Herald in writing up the fire last week narrated the doings of pretty nearly  every one present, but omitted  the important fact that their Mr.  Harting fell over a hose pipe.  The Tiiiicum Whist Club met  at Mrs. Gay's last night. Mrs.  Wi.'son won the ladies'first prize,  a bronze case, and Mr. J. Gay the  gentlemen'.., military hair brushes. The ladies booby was won by  Mrs. Gay and the gentlemen's  by Mr. Wilson,  The public meeting of the Boy  Scouts_ahnounced=for-lastYDues-  day was not held, but the boys  meet every Tuesday evening.  Next Tuesday twenty of them  will go throngh the tenderfoot  test and will then be classed as;  Boy Scouts.  to Nicola to answer a- charge of  stealing a saddle.  rade"-'^"  Situation Fine  J. E. Walker Says that Conditions are Exceptionally Good  for this Time of Year  Speaking of conditions in the  lumber trade, Mr. J. E. Walker,  local manager for the Vanconver  Lumber Co.,Ltd., yesterday said:  "In discussing trade conditions at present prevailing, in  our city, we are pleased to state  that they are exceedingly good  for this time of the year, there  being at least fifty perc_nt more  building going on at the present  On Wednesday niyht there was  a  burglary at   the Cily  Hotel,  a^  half     breed,     having    obtained a barrel which  be placed  against a door,   forced   an  entrance to the bar-room and helped/  himself   to   twelve   hot Lies   of  whisky and brandy.    P. C. Will-  goose, who was passing liio front  of the building at the time, had  his suspicions aroused by sundry  noises   and   entered   the   Hotel  from the front.    About this lime  bar-tender   Brydon   heard   tho  noise in his room above ihe bar,  and.went and woke  Mr.   Hogan  and together they decendtd and  met P. C. Willgoose in  the hall.  The trio then went into the  barroom   where   they   founl   the  burglar crouching in a corner.  Two bottles fell out of his  pockets and the remainder were  found in his sch-jps, which wero  tied at the bottom, and also in  his shirt. The constable thereupon arrested him.  Yesterday   the   prisoner was  brought "up   before   Magistrate  Morgan   and   was   charged   by  Chief Eggleshaw with  bursrlaTi-  ously   entering   the  City  Hotel  with Ihe intent to felonously  remove twelve bottles of spirits.  The depositions of  Mr.   Ho~ar>,  Brydon   the  bar-ten dp**,   \?:   C.  Willgoose and Chief Ea.glcs.-iaw -  were taken ard the-prisone'r-�����?'���*;'.  ���sen te^n.-; tfgfcim 'r>';>n5> fofcit r ia J^��  He * will "'probably -Le removed"  there next Sunday.  visions of the Hay-Pauneefote  further given power to determine* Treaty of 1901, as expressed in  the acreage which may in indi'[,rule J, clause 3, it was agreed by  the Unif-3d'*Stutcs of America thnt  the Panama Canal should be open  to ships.of all-nations upon terms  <of .perfect* equality; .;.  * "And whereas by Act "of Congress passe'd "in August, 1912, vessels owned in .the United States  and   engaged   in   the   coastwise  victual instances be pre-empted,  as in forest parks, etc., and generally as conditions warrant ,in  special localities, *  -.  There can be no question but  that thc departure from the old  pre-emption plan will hear early,  and satisfactory fruit in the Immediate simulation of settlement, j trade are to be exempt from all  many thousands taking advantage  canal dues;  of this last opportunity to secure)    "And whei'eas such discrimina  free land for agricultural    pur-1'tion would obviouslyoperate to J  tho disadvantage of British vessels engaged in the carrying trade  of the Pacific Coast;  "And whereas in July, 1912,  Ihe British Government entered a  protest against the preferences  granted by the said Act of Congress to American vessels and  again in November renewed the  protest, pud requested, failing  other mean's of settlement, that  the  question  should   be  referred  to send a night lettergram to the  Hon. Martin Burrell enquiring  as to what arrangements could  be made in the estimates for the  armory in Merritt.  (The above was crowded out of our  last issue.)  Power Plant Nearly Ready  Engineer Darnbrough, of the Canadian General Electric Company, reports that the highspeed electric pump  was started yesterday and  has  been  for arbitration to the Hague Tri-j running successfully, and is now being  bunal in accordance wilh thc pro-! u:ed foi the .excavation of the well.  IT-iited Slntos in 190R ��� i the .'equipment for the  motor driven  umtect tot arcs in IJU-.. ; i pump arrived yesterday, 'which means  Therefore, be it resolved, 1 hat . that another source of trouble has been  the Legislature views with groat 'got rid of. -: -  satisfaction the attitude assumed ���, :.T.e engine has been mounted on its  i,��� tt- ir,'���.i���i- c.������,.���+...,-. .v.,. bed'and should be able to run in about  by Ills Minostyb Societal'} ^ .-ten'', diiys.--.'The-ehgine'itself;, unless  Foreign Affairs in upholding Ihe anything unforseen should turn up,  rights of British, and Canadian ������will be'"ready before, but there is a  shipping in the use of the Pana- .certain amcunt of concrete, wliich  ma Canal, and. expresses Ihe sin- cuild not bo put .m untilthe engine  cere' hope that the negotiations  which have been undertaken may  speedily result in a .inst and  amicable settlement being  reached."  Board of. Trade Meets  There was a smali attendance  of m-mbsrs of theR.ar 'of Trade  at a meeting held last Thursday  night,  n ir  The Secretary was   instructed ' get the"piant running soon as possible.  .was in place, that has to set. As everybody knows, to run the engine on concrete that was not set, would just be  asking,for trouble/as the.result would  be that tho "engine would sink. Ten  days may seem a long time to those  who are anxiously wailing for light  nnd wateV, but renlly in the end. is far  shorter!than starting the engine too  soon and haying the delay Ihat such  starting would cause.  The electrical equipment of the  station is now quite complete, and the  Canadian General Eleclric Company is  working practically night and day  to  time=tHan=tlfere was atltliisrtiiSe  last year. This is caused largely  by two reasons, the large development taking place in connection with the wealth of coal that  lies under our feet, and the desire of. the people to own their  own homes, This not only increases our trade, but also that  of the merchants, for it is a well  known, fact that people will  readily spend money on improving their own property.  The outlook for the next few  years is a bright one as construction of railways in the near vicinity will bring people with money to our Valley of Sunshine and  that will mean that there will be  more coal, mined to supply these  roads and will help the farmer  to find a market for his products.  ������'We have the finest Valley in  the Province and it is up to every one of the merchan Is here to  boost. Boost this valley in every  corner of the globe, It can: be  done if each and every one is for  working in harmony* and  unison." ' ...  Scott's Last  World Message  Hunger   and    Exposure    Overwhelm Gallant Party On Re- .  turn From South Pole. ,  Christchurch, N. Z., Feb. 10 - The  Arctic steamer Terra Nova arrived at  Cape Evans on January 18 and received  the information from the shore parly  there that Captain Scott had reached  'the South Pole on January IS, .3912, and  found * Amundsen's tent and, records.  The Avhole of the  southern_Pjirty^ per^  Nicola Notes  Miss Ruby Howse gave a  hard time party in honour of the  Misses Blair who will shortly  leave for Vancouver.  Mr?.: A. R. Carrington presented her husband with a son.  ished on the return journey. Captain  Scott, Wilson and Cowers died at Last  Cape from exposure during a blizzard  about the 29th of March 1912, eleven  miles south of One Ton Depot or 155  miles from the hut at Cape . Evans.  Oates died from exposure on March 17  and seaman Edgar Evans died from  'concussion of the brain on February 39.  The heulth of the rest of the party is  excellent, including Lieut. Campbell's  party which wintered at Terra' Nova  Bay. Among the notes found by surgeon Atkinson was the following:  "We arrived within eleven miles of  our old One Ton Camp with fuel for  one hot meal and food for two days.  For four days we have been unable to -  leave the tent, the gale blo\ying about  lis. We are weak. Writing is difficult,  but for my own sake, I don't regret  this journey, which has shown ihat  Englishmen can endure hardships; help  one ^another,' and meet death with as -  great fortitude as in the past. We  have no cause for complaint but bow to  the will of Providence, determined still  to do our best to the last.  "But if we have been willing to give  our lives to this enterprise, which is for  the honor of our country, I appeal.to  our countrymen to see that those who -  depend upon us arc properly cared for. '  Had we lived I should have had a .tale  to tell of the hardihcod, endurance and  courage of my.'compnnions which would  have s'tirred the heart of every Englishman.  "These rough notes,   and our death  bells toll,  but surely���surely a great  rich  country like  curs  will fee  tlisit-  those who are dependent on  us .are  properly provided for.    (Signed)  "Ii. SCOTT, March 25, 1912;"  ;:  if  m  * i  .1*1  i Friday, Februa-ry 14, 1913.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  AwiUii. tfie :��iptrrl]rfi  ..'���  7  ANGLICAN CHURCH  Sunday, Fe\ l't''.  Merritt��� 11 ..am.  Nicola���7.3   p.m.  Wednesday, Feb. lJth.  Merritt���S. p.m.  Friday. Feb. 21st.  Nico!a-8p.m.  J. Thompson,  Vicar.  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Sunday, Feb. 9thl9I2.  Merritt���Divine Service, 7.30  p. m.  Lower Nicola���3.00 p. m.  2.30 p.m., Sunday School.  All welcome.  Rev: J. A. Petrie,  Pastor.   ���  LODGES  A.F.& A M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the second  Tuesdayofeach  month at 8 p.  m.   Sojourn-  ng brothers cordially invited. ...'-.  A. R. Carthngto.v   - F. A. Reid  . W. M. ���        Secretary.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY*  Subscription $2.00 a year in  advance  Six months $1.00  of   our   industrial  R. W. Donaldson!   Managing Editor  Twoaty-fiyc cents an inch for reju'ar ad-  vertisinir. Land and water notices $7.00 for CO  lays.   S6.00 for 30 days.  C!a*��f!iod   advertising  words 2 cents.  10 cents a lino; extra  Special rates  rcrlisin...  P.O.  furnished for large contract ad  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Box E Merritt, B.O.  Phone 25.  Court NicolaNo.  8931 meets the 2nd  and 4 th Thursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  Room, Barwick  Block Nicola, B.  C Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.  Thos Heslop C R.   .  H.' H. Matthews, Sec.  Nicola .Valley  Lodge No. 46  meets in K. P.  Hall in Simpson &  Cranna building  every Wednesday  nuht at 7.30 p.m.  All visiting brethren ' are cordially  invited to attend.  Knight T. E. Clarke, Knight W. Cranna  C. C . K. R. S  I. 0. 0. F.  Pittitko Lodge No. 13    -  Meets every Tuesday evening in Odd  fellows Hall, Voght Street.  Visiting brethren cordially invited.  W. H. COWEN,      W. K. HYSLOP,  .  Noble Grand.     , Secretary.  PROFESSIONAL  li. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B  Barrister and Solicited  , Notary Public  Solicitorfor the Bank of Montreal  _J_��_/_\��_  SOLICITOR,  NOTARY  PUBLIC  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto.  Office   - .Opposite Armstrong's  MERRITT, B. C  H. R. M. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S., B.C.L.S  E* P. HeywooU. B.Sc. B.C.L.S.  Christie, Dawson  & Hey wood  Civil Engineers  Dominion arid British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B.C.  Branch        -      Ashcroft, B.C.  LAND ACT  ���  Yale Land District. District of Yale.  Take notice that Gahr Pederson Myron of O Iter  Valley, B. C, occupation rancher, intend** to an-  ply for permission to purchase the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted 20 chains North  of the Sonlh East corner of Lot 238, thenco  South 20 chains, thence East 20 chains, thence  . north 20 chains, thence West 20 chains to point  of commencement and containing 40 acres, morn  or less.  '������'.,   GAIIR PEDERSON MYBEN.  Date, November 4th, 1912.  Wanted���third   class    engineer  for Diamond  Vale   Colleries.  Apply Superintendent  A.   E.  Smith or   Assistant    General  -Manager J.A. Russell.  A USEFUL BULLETIN  Ranchers and others who are  accustomed, or intend, to import  trees, shrubs and other kinds of  vegetation into Canada, or to  ship such trees and plants from  one province to another,' should  make themselves acquainted with  the regulations of the Dominion  and Provincial Governments in  this matter. Failure to do this  may result in inconvenience and  possible loss owing to the neglect to comply-with the requirements of the Dominion or Provincial Governments, whicli' requirements are necessitated by  the danger, always present, of  the importation of dangerous  pests into Canada or their spread  from one province to another.  The Dominion Etomologist,  Dr. C. Gordon Hewitt has collected in a convenient, form and  published as a bulletin with explanatory notes, the regulations  governing the importation oi  various kinds of vegetation into  Canada: This bulletin entitled,  "Legislation in Canada to prevent introduction and spread of  insects, pests and diseases destructive to vegetation, and regulations regarding the importation of vegetation into Canada "  is published as Bulletin No. II,  Second Series of the Experimental Farm's Branch of the Dominion Department of Agriculture.  It also forms-Entomological Bulletin Number 6 of* the  division of Entomology. It  may be obtained free on application to the Publications Branch,  Department of Agriculture, Ottawa. The laws and regulations  of the Dominion Government.and  of the Governments of those  provinces having such legislation, namely, British Columbia,  Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Prince  Edward Island, are given. A  full explanation of the regulations which must be observed by  those importing nursery stock,  which comprises -trees, shrubs,  plants, vines, etc. into Canada  and the provinces mentioned, is  given.    -  This bulletin is well' worth  "reading, even-by_those~whb~do  not intend to import plants, and  will afford the reader an excellent idea of the strictsnpervision  and care that is being exercised  to prevent the introduction of  further pests into Canada. More  than half the Serious pests of  Canada ard not native to the  country but have been introduced or migrated hither. The object of this legislation is to  prevont the further introduction  and spreading and the benefit  which is resulting from the careful inspection, and treatment  when necessary, of imported  plants is incalculable and is the  means of saving the country  enormous losses. .  department  life.  According to this estimate the  mineral production for 1912, totals $32,606,000, which is an increase of $9,106,928, over that  of year and of $6,22S,934. over  that of 1910. which .in tho past  was the high water mark of  mining in British Columbia.  The outputs of the various minerals i-eeord in all caso3 a substantial increase. ��� ���  Attention is drawn by Mr.  Robertson to this province's proportion of the Canadian production of minerals, which continues  to be comparatively large:  "The aggregate value of the  production of this province tc  the end of 1912," he says, "is,  approximately $430,000,000. but  since the published official records  of that of the whole Dominion  do not include production prior  to 1886. the present comparisoi  must be restricted to the perioc  of twenty-seven years, 1886-1912.  Placing the aggregate for all  Canada at $1,352,-000.090 (whicl*  allows for 1912 a Dominion total  of $116,000,000, an amount nearly $13,000,000. greater than thai  of 1911), and British Columbia',  proportion for the same peroid  at $365,000,000, it follows thai  this province has to^bo credited  wit'i about 27 per cent of thi  aggregate value of the minera'  production of the whole of Canada the twenty-seven-year period  under notice.  "It is a striking fact, as indicating the substantial increase in  the value of the mineral produc.-  i:>n of the province in- recent  years, as compared with that, of  less than twenty years ago, tha'  nearly 36 per cent, of the ?36f*,-  000,000, mentioned above as tl e  aggregate of production foi  twenty-seven years is to be credited to tho last five yearp, 1908-.  1912, while nearly one-half waf  produced during seven years,  1906-191.2.    '  Such figures as these are calculated to arouse public interest,  in the mineral development' cf  the country, which has languished during the past ten years,  but which, there is reason tc  believe, will shortly experience  a revival. With tho construction of railroads and highways  and the occupation by agricu'-  turists of the rich valloy lands,  mining is bound to fee! a quickening impulse which cannot fail  to be a great benefit not, only to  the industry itself but to evciy  branch of the trade. That British Columbia is incalculably rich  in latent mineral resources is beyond dispute, and when  we rc-  maiked character. Bringing  comparison nearer to the present  timo, it may be shown, further,  that the proportion of the last  five years, 19.8-19]2,'was $130,-  776,000, as against $109,798,000  for the five year period 1903-1907.  It is a striking fact that, of the  whole period of Gt years for  which statistics .are on official  record, rather more than 30 per  cent., or nearly one-third, was  the production of the last five  years."  CAPTAIN SCOTT.  With ihe _eath ol Capt Scott,  MINERAL PRODUCTION OF  ; ...;.' yY "-.������������-. B. C.  Tlie government printing bureau, says the "Sun" has just  published a, preliminary'estimate,  of the mineral production pf  British Columbia, for the year  1912, by Mr.. William F. Robertson, provincial mineralogist,  which contains much information  regarding the development .of  our mining resources which will  be'6'f great interest to the public  and especially to"those whose capital is invested in this important  fleet that tho area already exploited is but a slight fiactian  of-the-vast-exten t-of���ter-ri tor-y-  over which its hidden wealth is  distributed there is every reason  for confidence that with systematic investigation, discoveries  will be made that will assure for  British Columbia u foremost, if  not the foremost, place in the  world as a producer of mineral.  Mr. Robertson is concluding  his notes, submits a few figures  which are of interest as "convincing evidence of the substantial and gratifying progress of  the mining industries in British  Columbia."  "The aggregate value," he  says, of the mineral .production  of British Columbia for all years  , to the end of 1912 is approximately $430,303,000, The greater progress of recent years may  be the better recognised if some  comparisons ;'bb'���:��� made. Y The aggregate value for fifty-one years,  1852-1902. was -,$ 189,720,000; for  ten years, 1903-iOl2, it wasabout  $240,574,000: These figures show  that nearly 57 per cent, of the  aggregate production of sixty-  one years was made during the  ten years last past, leaving but  little more than 43 per cent, for  the fifty-one'.'years that went  before. It is, therefore,: plainly  evident that Jn* "the ! last ��� decade  there has   been   progress of a  another name is LdUcd to the  iscot' .host, who hixvc lost their  lives in the endeavour to enlarge  geographical knowledge. He  nad accomplished the tu_>k whicl;  he had" undent ken, and haa  given jinny years of .his life to,  arriving at "iho South Pole a  month after Captain Amundsen.  Considering the fact that Captain  Scott was ignorant of the fact  that Captain Amundsen was in  the AiiLaiiic anu "hat the two  expeditions were quite independent, it is only fair ihat the J ng-  hshihari's. accomp'i-hmi. nt sl,i u  received equal fame.  Captain Scott made his fir?I  expedition to ihe polar regioi.  in the Discovery, amongst those  accompanying him en that, trip  wore Lieut Shackleton a-d Dr.  E. A. Wilson, ihe latter being  one of those who perished with  him ori his last expedition. After enduring privations which are  almost incomprehensible to.the  ordinary person, Capt Scott, was  successful, in bringing back Ihe  Discovery in 1904, in perfect condition.  The difference beHvern thf  expedition of Capt Scott and  that of Capt Amundsen was"  that Capt Amundsen's erdeav-  our was. lOjkcep his expeditions  secret and to rush to the South  Pole anu be first man there.  Capt .Scott-.was quite unaware of  any rivalry, and his object was  to explore the southern regions  and gather all kinds of.scientific  information, and continue hjs  journey to the.���nole. He had no  object in reachinp-.the pole at an  early date but simply to get there  be fore his return. He. had the  start pnd had he known there  was to be n. rival he could have  been there first.  The expedition was well equipped and no exneditiyn was better  fitted with gallantry and experience than its mem hers, Yfrom  Capt Scott down. They were ia  band of hereoes whose names  will go down to posterity as example of endurance, which is  the highest form of courage.  The sorrowing relatives have  this consolation that Iheir loved  ones accomplished their great  undertaking. God rest their  souls.'  A. R RANKIN  DRUGGIST  CHEAPER  PRE-EMPTIONS  That the Government appreciates the value of agriculture to  the country is evidenced not only  by the new bill that the Hon.  Martin Burrell brought before  the House a week or so back but  by tho bill that is now before the  House, which is dealt with more  f_illy in this issue, for the reduction of the charges for pre-emption. Under the scheme proposed in the new bill pre-errip-  ;ors will now pay $2 for tht  record and $10 for tho Government Grant.  With the rapid growth of rail-  vays and other means of transportation, large tracts of good  "government land will be brought  into close connection with the-  principal markets, which fact  with the reduced irates offeree*  by the government, should be ai  inducement to farmers to preempt their 160 acres of gooo  land from tho government, j  The two -bills in questioi  should be a great help to tht  agricultural community in genet-  al, by in the first place placing  first class instruction within  tha reach of the pjorest, and in  .he second making it possible for  an i_i;e_idirig ranct.er to yet hi.  ami for a little more than nothing.  There is still a qmslit.n for the  Jrovernment toe n>ider, namely,  he   transports, tio.i    rates   ano  acili ties,    the former   in  most  :ases being excessively hign anc  che latter greatly inad< quate.  Drugs  Patent  Medicines  Sundries  Stationery  Tobaccos  Magazines  Lending Library  Nicola Valley  Meat  -���Dealers in--  Prime Beef, Mutton Ltimb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  -F*ts_ii_fac.ur���rs of=  Slrictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh Fish always on  hand.      Orders receive prompt  attention.   Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager  New Coldwater Hotel  THE Fit EST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  .(0UNTRY--JU8T OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  M. MdNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  >T*r     , INCORPORATED   1855  BANK ofTORONTO  PAID UP CAPITAL $5,000,000  RESERVED FUNDS $6,176,578  SAVINGS ACCOUNTS invited.   Interest is paid on  balances  half-yeariy,  MONEY ORDERS and Drafts sold.  .      ^ ._  LETTERS OF CREDIT AND TRAVELERS CHECKS issued.  GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS conducted,  Open Saturday evenings I'rom 7 till 8.30.  Merritt Branch,  A. N. B. Rogers, Mgr.  Trucking and Draying  Rigs lo Hire  The Merritt Livery  and Feed Stables  Agent   for   Diamond Vale  Coal  Largest and begt rquipped livery in thc upper  country. '' Commercial trade a specialty.  ALEX. COUTLEE, Pi  Merritt, B. C.  .. i  ���is ^v.  :k:  -f-7  llial ��-U'.l-'IWl"'^?t*1-..t^'?_.-v-.��l  - ������i-.'Q; ? ���s^?��:?i*iS *sSsH  Friday, .February 14, 1913.  THE NICOLA VALLEY Ni-JWS  't��.  Pool Room  Everything in   first-  class shape.   Tables  AL  Cigars, Cigarettes,  tobaccos, Soft  Drinks, Candies, eic.  Next G. B. Armstrong's  Quilchena Avenue  for  Watch   our   blackboard  ��-. '   , -        "���    .  latest sporting news.  ���o,    ]  SID MEARON and  FRANK BARNES, Props  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The -.hoicost of Deef, mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish,  Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  The B. & F.  R  ictoria Lose  To Vancouver  Capitals Lose to Terminals after  Putting Up a Good  . Fight.       "     :'?'>  Only White One in Town  Call and give us a chance to  serve you with a first-class  meal. Charges only what  sensible people would expect  to pay.  Misses Burgess and Forsythe  Props,  PIONEER  BAR  Dickie & Norman  Proprietors  We guarantee you first class  work.    Razors hone*d.  Next door  to  Brunswick * Pool  ���Room. -���--r-r *���"*-���*  Harness osicl  Saddlery ;  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock., .,'���'.  i  Poultry and'Stock'Foods.  . .'Best of satisfaction in all ���  departments.- - Prices l "are  right.  -n/j. Berwick'  Nicola -  fieri itl  ,����. ^^��l0.*^^smt< fWiWWrai-'-T-i-*-;  ,   AND EfiWfJiER  Address loft   wilh A. F. Jtnnkin  druggisi-, will receive prompt  ��� a'ttei.tibn."  N. J. BARWICK  MERRITT and'NICOLA  Nicola Phone No. 5.  Men-fit I'lionc No. 20.  Vancouver, Feb. 8.���The Victoria Curling* Club were the visitors of the.; local curlers and  gamps ;'were'played by both in  tHeafternoon and evening." The  visitors, although there some  strong" rinks playing against  them, put up a hard fight, losing  out by 21 points wilh a score of  51-72. The visitors only win  was in the afternoon, when a  Victorio rink skipped by Kennedy defeated a local rink skipped  by Holland by 32-7. Although,  as stated, this was the visitors  only win,' the other games, with  one exception, were closely'con-  tcsted' and won by the' local  curlers by small margins as* the  following scores show.  Vancouver.  Victoria.  Wheeling 12  Ritchie      8  Moe        ��� 11 ��  McCosh   10  Maclsay. -.' l'G '  Kennedy 12  McQueen 10  Ritchie     6  Holland      7  Kennedy 12  Nation      16  McCosh    3  Total    72  Total 51  ,-    -      ' _   ���  Good Progress Made  In  Curling Contest  -  ...��  il WKili W'Ml����*w^*��*gg^  LAND ACT    '  Yale Land Disliict. District of Yale  "Take notice thnt Mary, fill en..Camp  ell. ofi-yanccuver, ir..cr.s ., to app.y  far permission' to purchase the.-1' foi-.  lowing described lard:  'Commencing, at a ,po,sli planted at  Northwest corner North of 'Brown  Creek, about three "and o:_c-four.h  miles from Chilliwack Lake, British  Columbia; thence South .0 chn.irjs along  line of John Love's cl.iim to British  Columbia'and United States Boundary  line Southwest corner; thence East 80  hains along bounduiy h'ne Southeast  eorner; thence North 40,chains; thence  West 83 chains to place of beginning  containing 320 acree, moie or less.  MARY ELL'ISM CA^IL-liEl/  John Kenneth Campbell, Agon1  Dated November SO, 1912. ���     4.4-0    ���  Electric Restorer for f/lesi  PhoSDhonol restores c\er y none in tlio bo ly  v to its proper tension ; restores  vim aud vitality. 1'rci.intnre de*i iy .ni<l till ss\nh I  weakness av&tcu'ht onrc. -PUoijphoiiol will  Lake rcu a new man. Price ?1a but. or two for  -.6. M?:led to anv address Tho Scobcll Jirug  Co., St. CotlmrluoD. Out.  Rinks  in Tisdail Cup Competition  Are  Keeping Up With Schedule.  , Vancouver, Feb. 11 ���A good  attendance'at the curling rink  last night /enabled; three nior.e  games in1 .hie' Tisdail Clip series  to be played off.. Bates..wen. a  good game against Doran by 14  to 10. and led from the start, thc  first four ends netting him'eight  points without any b'eingrecord-  ed by his opponent. On the fifth  Doran tallied three and a single  and a "two", on, the following  ends. Bates, however, added  three more ends���a' co.up.le each  time���and the last end going to  Doran foj^ jth'ree,' the g&tfte ended  in Bates'' favor'as stated above.  Hingston played a strong game  against Russell' and ran up a  score of nine to one against him  by the'end:of the, seventh _.end:  The, nc-St 'two ends were won by  Russell for one 'apiece,- the-, remaining 'ends going'to'Kingston,  who was allowed a'- handicap of  five point?, the final score being  13 9 in his favor.   .  Walker and DesBrisay had a  very close game, the score being  evjen'on'morc than one'occasion.  Walker opened the scoring with  a single, DesBrisay mak'ing'three  the next, only to bo equalled by  Walker on the third,"with three  all, and seven all on -the- seventh  end.   Walker .then took the lead,  scoring one and.two in succes.  sion, and a coup'le fron>DesBrisay  On the tenth gave him, the' lead  .after making aHowance. for thc  handicap of two points "in  his  ���favor, thc game- ultimately ending in a win for DesBrisay by  ���12 to 11.' ,; '**'    "       *   > '  On thc next sheet of ice Rolf  played a scratch game against  Nation, who' was playing some  'visiting curlers from Brandon  and Saskatoon,'and a good game,  in which Nation lead from tlie  stai t ended in his favor by ll.to 7.  Merritt Curling Club  As far as ve have been able  to ascertain there havo been no  more matches played for the  Strickland- Competition. '  Crisp Winning  At Winnipeg  Vancouver \Skip lakes his First  ; Game in the Walker Theatre  Competition.  Changes in Baseball Rules  Predicted.:  ^anJUBcueaat  "Winnipeg. Fob. iL���After the  defeat of this moiriiny at ���he-  hands of Fleming of Strathcona.  tho Gillespie rink, JYIoosejaw,  rallied and won two of ths bonspiel games before tho day was  over. In the noon draw they  defeated McConnghy of Neepawa  by 10 to i) in the McLaren, and  in tho 3 o'clock draw, Jacob.  Winnipeg, St. John?, went down  Ted "Sullivan, a :i a u i h ori ty on  baseball, says: In tho National  game of America cliangcs have  been made in thc rules since its  birth. When they compelled an  o:i! fielder to catch a ball on the  f'y, instead of the first bound  there were olj.'ctipns against  that; when they did away with  the disposing of a batsman by  the foul bcund and foul tip, there  were strong ol jictions against  ���hat; change.  Thero were also obj jctions  against making the .firs, two  fun's by a batsman strikes, so it  m.itters not what they advocate  for the progress of the game,  they will still have the usual objections.  I will now modestly state that  other changes in  the rules  will  r Insurance  Does it need looking after?  If so. See the Plan who makes a  specialty of looking after policies  before tho Moose-jaw man by 10-1 lake place, and if th. y are  nol  15 in  the Purify Flour.     This | changed one year, they  will b?  th 3 next: I will say fir_>t th it  they will bring thc pitcher down  to three balls. Another rule wiil  bo made in exempting a base  runner from being put out if he  over-slides or over-runs second  or third bas<\ when he is in the  act of stealing either of those  bags. I do not mean that after  he gets to ckher of the;;-, bases  -1 ( and has been caught oil: trying  was the last draw of the day, no  evening games being scheduled  b'n'account of the banquet which  attracted attention tonight.  Crisp of Vancouver took  his  first game in the Walker Theatre  by defeatiag Morton, Gladstone,  12 to 8.  The all conq taring Brad in cd:i _  tinucs to sweep everything beforo him. and in thc noon and  afternoon draws he added the  scalps of Clark, Granites*, in the  McLaren and Kenny, of the  Granites, in the Tetley Tea, to  his collection.  Victoria Beats  Vancouver 7��2  A Trip After Stanley  Cup  by  Victoria Now Looked upon  As Certain. -  Victoria. Feb. 12.���In thc last  period of last night's hockey  game, after Vancouver had tied  up the count in the last period,  Victoria came through with a  huricane rush, and piled up goals  enough to make the score 7-2,  This puts the Capitals in a lead  that is next to impossible for the  teiminals to . overcome; and a  trip "  Paris, Feb.* 11.���Fighting under thc name of .Ilogan, Adrian  Dupoi,  beat  \yillj*. Lewie,  thc  after-.he Stanley cup by  Victoria in March is "looked upon  as certain. There are six moie  games on the,schedu'e fo: both  teams and -Victoria is three  games ahead of Vancouver.  Up to the third period, the  game was not particularly interesting, the checking was always  hard and close but thero was no  exceptional ..display of speed.  Victoria had taken tho lead in  the first period and seemed to  be saving themselves in case  Vancouver "shculd prove to be  dangerous. When the locals setting a terrible pace pranced  through the visitors and scored  five goals in quick succession,  the huge' crowd of spectators  went wild and for some lime  pandemonium reigned supreme.  The .proceedings were inter-  upted for' five or   six   minutes  when Victoria's second goal was  scored-     Goal" Umpire   Burnett  claimed that Rowe' s shot had  entered the goal, but Goalkeeper!  Parr said it did'not,   so Referee i  Gardner was called upon to set-  tie dispute.    As he had not been  in position to judge, he could do  nothing but allow the goal. Thel  Vancouver  to get a lead he should be exempt  from being put out by sliding  back or running over them. To  call a base runner out after he  artfully steals cither of those  two bases is a cheap put-out and  an accidental one at the best.  Another lule that they will  make in time, is (hat when a  pitch hitter bals for any member  of a team, that member should  not be declared out of the game,  but to qualify that rule the pitch  hitter shonld be barred further  in the game from batting any  more.-"Star Weekly."  Let's Make 1913  A Booster Year  ,E ls  'J. B. RADCLIFFE  If you wan. a gentlemen's Cigar  go to the  BRUNSWICK  in stock  riin "LD r-.E___ru.NC:.-'- (Ton minule. in Hivjina).   Li Flor Du Vallona.    -.avannah  Our Dick. Hto.  if you lil e'a mild "cigar try tho "Bobby Burns".   Auk the doctor.      .   .  eterson  LIVERY  STABLES  MERMTT-=COALMONT STAGE  players were so m-  -New York 'rniddlewejght,.. on [.censed that they demanded a  points in atwentV-one round fight, new umpire, and P. Cummings  here tonight, " I took Burnett's place.  3    For our town,   and   let it  maik the new era of a home   building campaign_that_wilL  outdo anything  that  ever  happened     here    before.  Let's   work together���you  who   are    homeless���and  see if we can't figure out a  way for you to start breaking  giouncl    right    away,  Come in   we'll  talk, over  the plans   and   show  you  lumber and figure that will  clear away a whole  lot of  this talk about prices being  too   high   to   build   now.  Fact is���never  again   wil'  lumber of the   quality  we  handle be   as   cheap,   because every year our virgin  forcsls are gtowing smaller  and the demands are growing larger.    We say in all  sincerity,   "Lucky  wiil be  the  man   who   builds   in  1913,"    It interested, come  in.  %��� - ���     ���*i"UJ��scBti3rv^��a<Lj-jijrC--fi--K,J-*ia**-.B������ ���mimi  "Thsrc's No Place Like Horns'  I eaves Merritt Mondays  and Thursdays at 7.30  a.m. for-Aspen Grove,  Canyon House, Tula-  meen, and~Coalmont.  Leaves Coalmont Tuesdays and, Fridays at 2  p.m. for Merritt.  VOGHT STREET  MERRITT  The S>alm  H. S. DARKNELL,   Proprietor  All that is good in Candies  Magazines, Periodicals, Cigars.  New Lines in Stationery  Come in.  VAI  i  MERRITT, B. C.  J. E. Wr'ker, Manager,  F. G. PAIGE  General Blacksmith  Sleighs, Cutters and all  kinds of Farm Machinery always on  . ; hand.  Horseshoeing a Specialty  or Fine Job Printing  Phone the News Office  And our Representative will call on you.  I  I  m uaitrri. ojow* ***fir>iti  iiijii Nicola valley ketts  Friday, February 34, J0..3  Rzx  Feed of All  Kinds  Hay  and Oats  for  erial Oi  ;&���  Office:  Quilchena Avenue  n  I   Nanaimo Boxer  To Meet B&yley  Canadian    Lightweight  Champion Will Meet Kid Dobie  In 15 Round Contest.  Victoria, Feb. 8th.-A fifteen  round boxing contest between  Joe Bay ley, the' lightweight  champion of Canada, and Kid  Dobie is in sight early in March.  Bayley's manager, Morris Condon, and G. D. Stanley, who is  looking after Kid Dobie, have  arrived at ��� an agreement as to  "t��r ffisrShTral rths^^  done to make the bout a certainty is to get the .Nat ai mo authorities' permission to.stage it in the  Coal City, and this has been  practically promised.  There was some,talk nf the lid  having heen put on in Nanaimo.  but the authorities there have no  objection to the game, provided  it is carried on in a clean manner.  It is true that the Moran-  Foster affair was,blocked, but in  that case it was.said that one of  the principalslhad an unenviable  reputation in'the City.  FOR SALE  Good going  RESTAURANT   BUSINESS  Apply B. & F. Restaurant,  VbghtStreetrMerriM.  Compulsory  Cremation  I  If Your Doctor  Orders You to Get  Glasses call on  H Pierce, Oc D.  The ManWhp Looks  Into Your' Eves  Perhaps 'you* have experienced this first sign, and it  might be well for you to test your sight with the paragraph  of test type below: /  JTlOlU   InlS    14fc       t.d ma bi w wrMK) br Ikt preptr i��)ul_inl of |��rh��l.r ���     J* IwmU tt Ibifr     cCC H- yW^  f.rtl��f��n b�� .nt!i*lr.ai_fUl*4.   TbU prtnr ihos.il b�� r**d a-wll   -t.-.fMM--lMU*.r<>iJ.  lncnes irom �������*�����'��������� n** ������*��� ��>�� ��** ���*'<����*��� *�������* �������� ��������'������ *����� +-**.���������� p-m���*<. can react j ��  **   *** .**    ���.   -" v"* ���    -llKonrort nnd Injara >ha ���j*t_|lil.    Wb** H li rtMHxur lo U��u work or rttdlM  tha eyes and fp*;;i:f*s^-��k^��w^4b~i.,..M^..ii.b.w_��^i��,.,,., easily.  Your case, although simple and 2asily corrected today,  may be aggravated by waiting.     ,1  Profitby the mistakes of olhers., Do not put it off.  All those whom I have fitted with .spectacle-, or glasses, in Merritt  and .the vicinity are satisfied both with my pnofobsional ability and my  charge for same, in spite of what any Tom, D^ck or, Harry may say to  the contrary. If you are in need of {glasses yott will lie'wise in consulting me. My experience, gained from testing .many cases of defective  vision and eye strain, similar to yours or -wossevi is ;vatuablo to you.  To-those interested, who have a mind ef their o~n, wilh power to  think and act for themselves, I firmly repeat/ you.will be wise to take  advantage of my stay in Merritt, by making; ^personal call and let me     ��  explain more fully how to care for your eyes;,   y i  Do It Now! At the e��i<dw��ter Hotel.  Room 42.    Hours 8-9:30 a. m., 1-2 and 7-9 p: ire., or by appointment.  Charges reasonable. I.      iConsuitation free,     a  Hon. Dr.  Young Would Make  Cremation Compulsory on  Medical Ground.'  M^KHM ���-  Parliamentary Press Gallery,  "Victoria���During Committee consideration of the bill prescribing  regulations for the burning of  human bodies and the establishment of crematoria in British  Columbia, Mr. Parker Williams  offered the suggestion that provisions might be made for ihs  j__omi_ulsoryJ)o]d ing j^ajwoner^ s  inquiry in the case of every death  where cremation was selected in  place of the more customary  burial of the dead. The Socialist  leader argued that deaths by  murder might become impossible  of proof if the remains of the  victims were consumed by fire,  burial leaving it possible to trace  a cause of death by exhumation  of remains but this possibility  being defeated if, bodies were  cremated, Hon. Dr. Young rejected the suggestion, holding  that it would be but one chance  in a million that thc ends of justice wouid be defeated as the  member for Newcastle had suggested, while on the other hand  1 the advantages of cremation were  manifold.  ��� Y'As a medical man," said the  Minister, "X thoroughly believe  in cremation as the best method  for the disposal of the bodies of  the dead, and if the Premier  would allow me to do so I should  bring in a bill providing for compulsory cremation in British Columbia."  Generally, the parliamentary  business of the week just past  was not especially spectacular,  j being confined largely to the  routine advancement of various  public measures involving no  specially radical new principle.*.  as examples of which may be  mentioned thi bills for the creation of the independent Audit  Office, for the establishment of  system in the registration of vital  statistics, for the restriction ol  the sale of eff-nsive weapons, for  the amendment of tne IJuivert-ity  Act, etc., etc. Bills have also  been passtd providing for.a con-  sldtrable increase in the area of  Strathcona Park a;id lor li.. creation of a new public park with  Mount Robson asJits focal feature  in the heari of the Alpine section  of the Canadian Rockies.  Wire Cutling  ��� And-Pepper  REMEMBER  The   Antiseptic   Barber Shop  in  Connection with Coldwater Hotel  MEANS  ABSOLUTE CLEANLINESS  Suffragettes Cut Telephone and  TelettrapK Wires���Pepper  For Cabinet Ministers  The latest move of the London suffratretus to cause general  confusion, is the cutling of telephone and telegraph wires.  Thirty telephone wires were cut  near Dumbarton, Scotland and  ninny telegraph wires between  Birmingi am and Coventry!which  has caused considerable inconvenience.  Anrthor move is the peppering of* Cnbinet Ministers. The  trick consists of sending letters  containing quantities of pepper  and snuff. Nearly all the ministers have been subjected to this  attention, and one under-sp.cre-  tary was blinded for two horns'  V>v snme pepperi which blew into;  his eyes.  It has now become the practice of Ministers to hand all  their letters over to secretaries,  who though usually cautious,  have not in aU cases escap/d.      '  Two ways haw1 been devised  or" sending snuff through the(  post. One _ is by means of a  small box with a spring, which  scatters the powder as soon as  the packet is opened. The other  method is hy a letter which fi's  tightly into its envelope md re-  |quirps a certain amount of force  to oppn. The result bHng that  the powdrr is thrown into the  opener's face.  Electric   Scalp Treatment  For Fallin^Haii  Let Us Hone Your Razors  Whether good or bad is the most valuable thing  that man possesses. If you do not believe just  ask yourse'f this question If I were to become  stone-blind tomorrow how could I earn my living? It would b_ impossible for you to do so,  so why let any Tom, Dick or Harry "expert optician" meddle with your eyes. Another thing,  the best lenses in the world fitted in the best*  frame or eyeglass mounting should i ot cost > ru  more than *$i0.00 with eye-testing thrown in, so  you are foolish to pay more.  SIMPSON a. CRANNA  ^ 3\;  ~r��-  ���^ggiia^W'"*'*' ���^,"'i<g**  ,'��*"��� ���'���'���  *,*;&$.���-_  'JLHte NICOI/AY VALLEY NEWS  im��i.��UlJLM-.V^  IKCORFORATED 1817  HEAD .OFFICE       -  Capital (Authorised).:.., '-.'-���  Capital (Paid Up}Yy "-"--���  R.st an 1 Individual Profits  MONTREAL  $25,000,000.00  ��16,000,000.00  $16,S02,8L4.94  Interest Paid on Deposits  Branches i t all principle lilies and towr.s in the Dominion of  CanecX also in Loudon',;'.Erig.,- New York, Chicago, Spokane  andMe.ico.    Merritt Eranch-A. W. STRICKLAND,  Mgr.  Open Saturdav Eyeniiigs from 7.00 to S.30.  Head Office:  101 Pacific Building,  Vancouver, B. C.  Mines Office :  ���Merritt, B. C.  P.O.Box 17  THE  Friday, February 14, lft.3  DEPARTMENT OF MINES  '|CoaI Mines Regulation Act"  \-. BOARD OF EXAMINERS  Notice is hereby given that the foi -  lowing, constitute ihe L'oard of l-.x-  aminers for thr> Nicola Collieries during the yenr1913:���  Appointed by the Owners���Robert  Fairfoull.  .   Alternates���David    Brown,     Alexander Ewart. V'  Appointed by 1 heyLicutenan.-Governor in Council���George Hudson.  Ejected by the Miners'���Frank Bonr*1.  Alternates���J.nmes McFarlane, John  McDonald. _-?,-  All .persons interested may obtain  full information-by a-plyii-g to the  Secretary of the Board, Mr. George  Hudson, Merritt. B. C.   .'  Note���Alternates act as Members of  the Board in the absence of those regularly appointed or elected to act  chereon.  Dated the 23rd day of December,  1912.  RICHARD McBRIDE,"  Minister of Mines.  Inter-Provmcia!  Highway Next  -Miners and Shippers of High Grade Coals for  Steam and Domestic Use.  Screened Coal Delivered Locally at Usual Rates, C. O. D.  Phone 9a, or leave orders at G. B. Armstrong's store.  ���;._..<��. l__iuiji.j-.k--Hjii.wg-M-;*!  GITY  lEMfcWENBt  i;.  "���    .--Ne^ly;established throughout.-,./  '.-  Best of Furnishings.*.1' -       --* ^Spacious" Rooms..  Excellent accommodation. ' -   Well lighted throughout.  '* Choice Liquors and Cigars.   <-,   t-'  Special.-attention   to commercial^trade.  Rates $1.50 per day.    Special Rates by the month  ANDREW H'OGGAN,  PROPRIETOR  c  Pumps  and Pipefitting  Engines, Windmills,  Tanks, Etc.  Screw Jacks for Hire  Repairs of all Kinds  Quilchena  Opposite side beyond  Presbyterian Church  Avenue  ,l\ PULL L.NE 6? Lumber,  Li.tliySMr.g_es,  Sash, Doors, Mouldings, Blinds, Par-  roid Roofing and Building Repairs. Everything for Builders at���  /  ANDREW    cGORAN. Proprietor  Lumber Yard and Offices:  \ ***'*.  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in anitoba, Saskatchewan and A 1  berta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of  he Province of British Columbia, may  be leased for a term of twenty-one  years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be  leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land mqs  be described by sections, or legal sub'  divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed  territory the tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be re-  -funded if the rights applied for aie  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shp.ll be paid on the merchant  iblo 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 quality of  merchantable coal n>jn��fi as_d pay the  royalty thereon. If the C...1 mining  rights1 are not being operated, such  returo .rnished    at leat  once a year.  The lease will include the coal min  ing rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever avail-  able*surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  Delegation Will Endeavor to Induce Government lo Finish  Grand Forks-Nelson Gap.  Rossland; Feb. 9-Mayor J. S.  Dcschamps left yesterday (Friday)   for Nelson, where he will  a'tend the meeting of thc Mountain  Lumbermen's Association.  A.t tho conclusion of  the"meeting of the Association  he will  leave for the Coast in company  .villi   delegations   from   Grand  Forks, Greenwood, Cascade, and  Nelson.   They will meet in Vic-  to-ia L. A. Campbell, M.P.P. for  ft is. hnd ; Ernest Miller, M.P.P.  for Grand Forks,  and James B.  Schofield,   member  for    Ymir.  The entire delegation   will,   on  February llth interview Premier  .VicBiide and the members of his  cabinet in an endeavour to induce  them to finish the gap  in the  inter-provincial     highway    between Grand  Forks and Nelson  during the present year..v When  this is done  but little difficulty  will be experienced  in driving  automobiles from Vancouver to  Fernie.    In a few years more  the road will be extended so that  automobiles and other ^vehicles  can cross the continent over a  transcontinental highway.  While in Vancouver, Mayor  Deschamps will interview wooden pipe manufacturers for the  purpose of ascertaining the price  of the sizes of pipe needed for  the extension of the waterworks  of the city. The prices will be  sent direct from,the pipe agents  to the board of aldermen.  Mine Host  Solomon  The BEST is none  Good  for   My   Guests.  Sunday Dinners a Specially.  SJ. SOLOMON, coutlee, b.c.  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS  Lower -Nicola  School  Nelson Wants  Trunk Road  Completion of Road From Ne!-;  son West to Cascade is De-' ---  sired by Nelson  -���r-.-= W-W-CORY��� ^���  Deputy Minister  -Tf^the* Interior  ��� N; B.���Unauthorised publication of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  LOST by lirs.7.. N. B. Rogers,  heirloom gold tassel earring  between Central Hall and  the Bank of Toronto. Will  finder please return to Mr.  A. N. B. Rogers, manager  ���. Bank of Toronto?  UNDERTAKER  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets and Coffins always ou hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRI EST, granite Ave. Merrit  I#f Woman  Is Interested nnd should knoT/  \ about tlio wonderful  Ask your dnigel9t for  lt. If Uo cannot sopply  tho  MARVliL, acqept no  olhor, bat.Bend stump for Ulna, i  trated book���sealed.  It pives flill  particulars and directions Invnlnabta  �� ladios.WINDSORSOPPI,T. CO.,Windsor. Out  .   General A_rcnt3 for Canada.  TO LET  Rooms with use sitting room  Apply first house on the  left past Presbyterian  church Quilchena Avenue  Nelson. Feb. 10.-"That we  send a deputation to cc-operate  with'the delegations from Rossland, Trail and sister cities to interview, the Provincial Government on the question of the completion of the road from Nelson  west to Cascade.  \.,At the meeting of the council  of the Board of Trade last night  this resolution was passed unanimously in response to a communication from the Rossland  board asking co-operation in the  matter. Mr. Fred A. Starkey  was appointed as delegate from  the Nelson board to wait upon  the Government.  ;���A���letter was-read-from-the  Penticton board aisking.-the Nelson Board of trade to endorse the  'former's stand against the extension of time to the Canadian  Pacific Railway:for.;thejCQnstruct-,  ion of the Kootenay Landiug to  Proctor line, and the secretary  was instructed to notify the Penticton board that the local board  had already taken action in this  matter  New Bank for Lillooet  . The new branch of the Union  Bank of Canada will open for  business on Monday, Feb. 10 in the  Victoria Hotel Annex. The building has been completely remodelled and the fixtures installed by  J. T. Fanner present a "very attractive appearance.  Cashier A. J. Anderson arrived'  L'rom Winnipeg Sunday and will  take up his-new duties the first  of ihe week.  C. P. R. Will Tunnel Selkirks  . New York, Feb. 7.-Mr. Bury  recently made the important announcement that a tnnnel' five  miles long would be bored  through the SelldrkjRange as an  integral part of thd double tracking of the C. P. R. from Calgary  .o thc Coast.  SEALED TENDERS, superseibed  ' Tender' ror Lower Nicola School,"  wil! be received by the Honourable'(he  Minister of Public Works up to noon of  Monday, the 27th day of January, 1913,  for the erection and completion of a  large one-room frame schcol-house at  Lower Nicola, in the Yale Electoral  District.  P[ans, specifications, contract, and  forms of tender may be seen on and  after the 6th day of January, 1913, at  the* offlce W. N. Rolfe, Government  Agent, Nicola; Mr. James Smith, Secretary of- School Board. Lower Nie-  ola and the Department of Public  Works Parliament Buildings, Victoria,  Copies for purposes of tendering may  be had on depositing a certified "cheque  for $10, to be refunded on return* of  plans and specification by date tenders  areVecievable. .'.  " j-Each"proposal must be accompanied  by.anraccepted bank cheque or certifl  ���_ate of deposit on a'chartered bank of  Canada, made payable to the,' Honourable the Minister of Public Works, for  a sum euqal to 10 per vent of the tender, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter into con  tract when called upon to do so, or if  he fail to complete the work contracted  for. The cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful tenders will be re-  turud to them upon the execution of  the contract.   , .. _ '  Tenders will not be considered unless  made out on the forms supplied, signed  with the actual signature of thc tenderer, and enclosed in the envelop s  furnished.  The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted..  LAND ACT  Yale Land District. District of Yule  Take notice that John Love of Vancouver, occupation Diuggist, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  Northwest coiner North of Brown  Greek, about two and three-fourths  miles East of Chilliwack Lake, l_.-_L.sh  Columbia; thence South 40 chains to  the British Columbia and United States  boundaro'line the Southwest corner;  thence East along boundary line 40  chains Southeast corner; thence North  40 chains adjoining and along thc West  of Mary Ellen Campbell's land claims  Northeast corner; thence West 40  chains to place of beginning, containing 160 acres, more or less.  JOHN LOVE  John Kenneth Campbell,  _-        - . ��   Agent.  Daleed November 30th, 1912.   44-6  TO LET    "  Shack,    For     Rent,      Warm  Shingled Two Rooms,  Apply News Office.  Wanted���six or eight coal diggers for the Diamond Vale  Colleries.   Apply at the mines.  Wanted  Experienced woman for position as housekeeper good ccok,  write box B. P. O.-* Merritt.  WANTED  Comfortable room, and board  with '.private family by single  man, or room alone would suit.  Apply Box 11. News Office.   .  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliable French tegulator; never fails. These*  pills nre exceedingly powerful in regulating the  generative portion of the female system. Refuse  all cheap imitations. Br. de Van's are sold at  95 a box, or three lor $10. Mailed to anv add rcss  Tba Bcabell Urns Co., St. Catharines, Ont,  Your Home Paper  May not give you" as large a variety of  ; foreign news as the big city daily, but it  gives you news of your own community..  Boosts your own town, or farm properly;  tells the outsider what you are doing, what  you'are raising, etc., and is ever alive to',  your own interests.    Its columns are free to  you to use to express your  opinion upon  subjects of local interest, and the management would be pleased at  any  time  to  receive  any little news  items  from you.  Take an interest in your home paper by-  contributing any news you know of in your  own immediate neighborhood.     If you are .  not a.subscriber we would very much like  to send the paper to you, the price is only  $2.00 per annum, or $.100 for six months.  The Nicola Valley News  ===== Merritt, B. C���   All classes of Commercial, Poster^ and Pamphlet  Printing turned out at our job Printing  Dept.  I  I  V9L  ill  iB 11-Ji" NICOLA VALLEY NETS  Fkiday, FfctiTar-, U, lQx'1  %\  I  !t  �����*  Mens Heavy Shirts Regular $3,  now  $2.00  Men's Gloves, Regular $1.50 and up now $|.00 & $1.25  SWEATER COATS P  and CHILDREN  We  have  a  Splendid  Assortment  of these and  are giving  them  away now  Cost.      Now is t^e time to get a Bargain.  at  jn  ______  .:��. ara.'*,-'.��in^.W^ ,_/me. uroga  OUR  d_*Efl  T.  Is filled with good things for you.    Give us  a  trial   order and  see   for yourself  the  splendid  quality and  low prices we  are offering.  . rnr.��� ,gj_ Jmr ��� ������ ^-vrmim --a  j*- �����w^at^m��TrrwwFrcwrV^  ',aw -    " "JBgIM  ^

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