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 -���Tr-*-  ���*f ���.  --fr  ... r  ~?jp-���-vr-*^****i  .^���f.-^t-fg  rfT"  -5p ��������� .;./���:  J1"- ./ *  '.Sf  " Voir 3- No  ,'-' MERRrfi1, Bi,a-.yFEBRUARY 7. 1913  {������vi-i;-*;  Price 5 Cents  'M6*��&*'��  --_*. Council Meeting  Finance      Commit'.ce    Reports  -.Rough Estimates for 1913.  ('   ��� Clerk's Salary Raised.  Pleasant'Evening  Spent at Nicola  r  I  ll  \l  ��� The Council met lastx Monday  'in" the city hail, Mayor Reid  presiding The minutes of last  meeting wore re. d and confirmed  Moved by Alderman Tuthi'l  and seconded by Alderman Gir-  don, th .1 application from C. F.  Bunt for i osilion of fireman be  received and filed. Carried.  Letter fiom J. Ii. Taylor,  claims adjuster for the Lanadian  Occident. ssurance Co, re Welfare accident denying liability on  the part of the company, was  referred to tho City Solicitor  with power to act.  Letter, from D. G. Sutherland  promising delivery of-- a, fo_.r'  horse gmder at any time was  leceived and referred to the  Board of Trade with power to act.  Letter fiom H. D. C. Armitage  claiming re fur d of half* taxes  paid on let 121 T. S. 91 alleging  that the area of land inside, the  city limits is 80 acres and the  assessment 160 acres, was refer  red tp the city Solicitor and City  ClwlMo enquire into the matter  and to report to the next meeting  of the.* council.  An application by J. S. Morgan  ;Vfor i��wrease"in stipend was referred to'the finance committee to  report; to rext council rr.eetirg.  ^SVe/C-U icil ordered the pay.  ment of sundry accounts.      .  Alderman Goidon moved "and  Alderman  Boyd seconded, that  l,X" the Polica report for   January  which showed receipts amounting to $174.35,   be received and  filed. Carried/     e>  .  The report signed by ..Alderm-  an-Menzies was read of.' a tneet-  (\ ing of the water-Jight committee  appointing   G.  "H.    Devonshire  assistant engineer at 100 a'lhonth  >and D.  Forsyth fireman $90^ a  month. Alderman Gordon moved,  and Alderman Tuthill seconded  that   the report   be   accepted.  :. Carried. ��� __ __ !__  Various school appropriations,  and a reccommendation that the  I'council make a special levy of  I $63l.l2jfor the  purpose of re-  |> deeming the balance 'of debentures, were referred to the Finance committee.  1,1' Alderman Boyd reported on be-  .' half of the Finance Committee,  ��je-auditors reccomendation   for  I an assistant for the city clerk,  ['that no assistant be appointed,,  ^ and that the clerk's salary  be  [raised to $125 a month.  Alderman Boyd also reported  I'a rough estimate of revenue for  h'1912, Taxes $7,000 (general  urate.) Licenses, fines, dog tax,  [etc., $6,000,*' total $13,000 and  [fixed charges estimated at. Sal-  iries 5,700, printing etc., $500.  [Bank Interest $500, Fuel etc.,  jiSlOO, balance $6,200.  k Moved by A'derman Gordon  ffind    seconded    by   Alderman  The Dance Given by the Ancient  Order of Forresters Proved a  Great Success '   ,  The'Forresters' Annual Dance  given, by the A. O. F. Order in  Pooley's Hall, Nicola on Monday  night, proved a huge success  according to reports of individual attendants who do not hesi-  ,  i  r   *  tate to advocate it as being the  second dance of the season in  popularity. There were about  fiity couples, in attendance, a  ���number'frbm Merritt and Quilchena taking advantage of the  sleighing to organize parties for  attending. The social attitude  and mirthful enthusiasm displayed throughout the evening could  not bs otherwise than produc'-ivo  -of-gratification from every hand,  and the manner in which' the  music and the floor were conducted was a source of satisfacion.  The lip.ll was tastefully dqcor-,  <ateel and .the enjoyment was fast  and furious from start to finish.  , Those who had charge Of the  arrangements are to be" complimented on the way in which  they carried out their duties.  Tne-Mei-itt'Orch'asjtra was 'in  attendance and played for. the'  dances with great gusto -'which  added greaMx4ft.:the enjoyment  SS-iie evening.-;"  t.*"D*ah.cfng- was. ^started shortly  after nine and ".continued With  great'energy'till a little after  m'fdnigh t/'^vhen\ an, ^-appetisp ng  and^enjoy(ibiy.j5uppeivw>as served f  T]ie catering -left nothing to [be  desired. ,/After supper dancing,  was.cpntinued unflagguigly ' tilj  about three o'clock when a most  enjoyable evening" was bronght  to-ajelose'r  As men'tionefcl'in another part  of this paper a' number of en-,  thusiasts'came over from Merritt,  Amongst tliose'present the fol-  Jowing were observed,Mesdarpes  Langstaff, G. Hudson, '.'Hazle-  hur^t:.Mickle," -te'vens, Durland,  Lauder and'Win'ny; the Misses  I._aFd~MrSeaton, R.A. Thomas,  Sullivan, McGorran, Whitmore,  M.   Sherwood, ~H.* Hyland,   R.  The Tillieum Whist CluB met  at Mrs. Blair Reid's last night.  Mrs. James Gay won the ladies'  .first prize, a very pretty sofa  cushion. Mr. A. J. M. R >und,  the gentlemen's first prize, gold  cuff links, Miss Mackenzie the  ladies' booby prize, and Mr. Balz  the gentlemen's booby.  Messrs Greenland Peters  at Armstrong's auditing'  books. -  are  the  Th_.15th being the 49th birthday of the Knights of Pythias,  they will hold a social in their  hall above Marnes and Mearn's  poolroom. Every Knight is expected to bring a lady. AH sojourning brethren cordially invited.  It is anticipated that everyone  will have a good time.  Mr. S. G. McClelland representing Smit' Davidson & Wright  was here on Wednesday and  Thursday.1  Howse, Blair, M. Blair, C. Murray, C. M. Hudson*, M. Stephenson, Guichon, A. Guichon and  Feindel; Messrs. A. J.'M. Round,  T. H. Keown, C.'S." Neville, ���'.��.  G. Green, W.'H.1 Peters, J. C. F.  Balz, G. N. Gemmili; C. Howse,  Dr. Giliis, G. W. B. Daniel, C. S.  Eddy, W. R: Langstaff,' A,', ft  Kennedy, R, Barrett, C. Stephenson, M. A. Durland, W. E.  Dodd, George' Murray,1 R,  Donaldson, J. F, 'Murray, F,  Lauder, Re v. J. Thomson, T. Hes-  iop, Aitkens, Shearer, Aynslcy,  McGee, Bailey. McDonald and  others.  A number of happy   parties  lef t->Merxj:tt, last. Monday .nig&.  for Nfcolafo'attend the Forresters dance: Everyone wasin~th'e  highest of spirits and laughter  and song were in the air all  (he  way: The return trip was started  about  3 30 and the' travellers  found it just a little'colder than  it was>when they came. However  the same high spirits prevailed  and the cold was laughed at, although one unfortunate individual was heard to make some un-  eomplimentery   remarks   about  the temperature  of   his   feet.  Merritt was reached at   times  varrying from shortly after 4 a.m  to 4.45, ���   Everyone expressed  themselves as Well pleased with  the evening and quite ready to  undertake1 the trip again when  the occasion calls for-it,   , \We now have a first class  printer and job man from the  coast on our staff, and our job  W.ork will now take on a first  class appearance, and will be  pt-omptly executed. Our rates  are as low as possible to be comparable with geod work. We  solicit the patronage of our  readers in this respect.  Conflagration   :  In Restaurant  New York Restaurant Gulted by  Fierce fire Caused by Gasoline Explosion  .Citizens of Merritt and surrounding district please read the  Simpson & Cranna ad. this week  and Wake up.  New Church  For Merri.t  Plans Passed for ihe n.w Church  of Enaland-Buik^n/will be  Started aa soon as Passible  We regret to announce the  death of Susan Jane Smith, the  beloved-wife of W. A. Smith,  wfio died on Feb.ua.ry 5th, aged  40; years. Funeral services will  be/held in Ben Priest'?' Chapel  oti-i": Granite Avenue tomorrow,  Saturday afternoon February 8th  at-d p.m. and will proceed to  Merritt Cemetery for interment,  Friends please accept this invitation,  The proprietor of the Coutlee  Hotel, Mr. S. J. Solomon was in  tQ-town last Monday,"  :�����=?  ���    _** ���*cM  rv;-  O.Y*V  The .cement work on the new  bowling alley.js now  finished.  Shortle after three this afternoon a fire broke out in the New  York Rssturant to -Which Fire  Chief Shearer and his.'men promptly responded, and with the aid  of a number of willing onlookers  soon had his appartus working on  the conflagration, which at one  time looked as if itwould set the  neighboring building ablaze. The  prompt actionof the Fire Biigade  andits helpers, however prevented such a disaster from taking place.  The fire, it is said was caused  by an explosion in the gasoline  tank. - A man named Scott was  looking into it, for some reason  or other when it blew up burning  his hair and clothes to a more or  less great extent. The Avhole  building was scon -well ablaze  and despite thc fact the Brigade  was there within two minutes  of, the first outbreak, the fiames  had a very strong hold.  Chief Shearer soon organized  his men and- had hoses playing  on the flames from various - directions, and also organised' a  bucket brigade and by -the cpm  bincdk-fforts of hoses andVbuck-  etsrhad the blaze sooi_"uhder control.  .Tlie ��� bnilding was practically  gutted, anyway ruined, for what I Every Bu.Id:'n_r in thsCityYw-as  A niLCiing ot ihe congregation  Ol Ull. ^lUC'l    Oi    i!___t,l~_.(.i,    iiUU  uial.   V. -r.U..i._.Uu.y tiL   Ulc   C-USU   Ol  ine lonitjii  bur vice,   x-usbtu  mo  _fidi>s suuinHLtU u_. uiw  bul.duly;  Cunilhltltt*   1U1     L.1U -.(.W-UtlUIl-',  aim auui--.i__U Uio uu-ii_aiM.ee tu  uaii lur iliiulIs iui" iie> eitclioii.  i'nc buiiuniij un. b^ eieu-ed  on Hie sight tit me corner of  vjianiieAvt.ii, and ciea_by street,  along side me Jr'tn isn liali. And  xiom the plans seems to be a  handsome suueturt-, which will  add grediiy- 10 ihe beauty of  Mem it.  Ihe seating accomodation will  be lur 15U, .Hough _h-nld occasion d-iiidtid il, a greater Lumber  could be seattd. Iheie will be  three ailes. one at each side and  one in the centre.  . lt is usiinialed that thc building, with basement'und heating  uppara'.U-, will cost in the neighbourhood of $3,500, and of this  sum a little owr $2 000 has-been  contributed, * The Ladies Guild  have supplied the organ. * ���  .Any member of tho. Church  Committee will,be pleased '.to receive any contiibulions ihattho&e  interested in ihe'Chutchan'dtbe  advancement of this Ciiy-can see  their way to make.  \     '   '-   ". _______      A      '-.  Heavy Explosion  **&��f*Z  Startles -Merritt  '�� ii  d  s .1  -#1  /��� ���>- VwjI  *'' HuSSfe-  See Hj S. Darknell for everything good in the Candy and  Stationery line.      . _  The C. P. R. has sent engine  No. 3000 to replace engine No.  142 switching cars for the Nicola  Valley Coal and Coke Company,  Mr. C. S Dutcher, of Cucane  Dutcher & Co. who .has been here  in connettion with the new power  plant, left town last Sunday.  L. N. Thompson of Vancouver  was in the city for two days on  business, and whilst* here purchased ' two lots from Harold  Greig in Voght Reserve, also Mr.  A. T. Macdonald of Nova Scotia  basket the contract for the erection of a very modern 5-roomed  cottage'-on Granite Ave. opposite  the Reid Block; Thi3 goes "to  show the prospects of Merritt  from an outsider's point of view.  W. 'Mr.Greig inforrfis the News that  this building when completed,  will be for. rent.  Menzies that the report of the 'question of installinga'telephone  "Inance committee as to increase in the power house aud also in  .  m^r'a onto.,, o���,-i  .v.,.   ....   the house of the chief engineer,  t?h Clerk's salary and the  ap  .-.ointment of no assistant b: accepted.    Carried.  Tenders   for cify. advertising  {Were openrd and read.  The Nic-  1/ja Valley'News 3 cents a line in  1-0 poinl, or 8 point on a 10 point  gody.   Merritt Herald 4 cents a  fine 6, 8 or 10.point,   3  cents   n  fine subspquent insertions.     Alderman Tutill moved and Alder-  Inan Gordon secondpd that thpse  lenders be referred to the  fin-  $.nce committee to refort at the  }/ext  meeting  of  the   council.  Jn rried.  'Movr-dhvAM TnMll and sop-  hided by Aid. Gordon, that the  the chief to pay half the cost of  the'.latter, be referred to the finance' committee to repoit at the  next meeting of the council.  Moved in amendment by Aid.  Menzies and seconded by Ald.r.  Boyd that lh_ phone bo installed  in the power house and also in  the house of the chief engineer  the chief to pay half the cost of  the latter.   Carried.  Aid. Gordon moved, and Aid.  Tutill seconded, thnt the Lidies'  Auxiliary of tho M'cola Valley  General I.-v-pilfil h<-> grantor! the  useoMhe city hall -for their  mouthly meeting,   Carried.  An ad. appears in the Calgary  Albert_n explaining the advantages there are in Merritt for  exclusive lines of mercantile  business.  Dr. H. Pierce: the eye specialist who'is stopping at the Cold-  water Hotel is kept busy testing  eyes* and fitting eye glasses^ All  those[who wear glasses or Ineed  glasses should call on him.  Anyone wishing to consult the  doctor may find him at room 44,  from 8-9 a.m. 1-2 p.m. and 2-7 p  m. or;by appointment! "As most  of his.patients are satisfied with  the glasses fitted, it'will pay you  to call.(Advert.)  was not destroyed rby fire and  water was spoilt By the axes  which were used to..force entrances from various points,  Had the wind! been in any  other quarter.but the one it fortunately was ih, the consequences  would have been very serious'  for Merritt, as Rankin's Drug  Store and the Commercial Club  would have gone up in smoke  for a cinch. It would have been  almost impossible to have stopped the flames spreading to other  buildings.  This is the third fire that has  accured in__this_ building-within  a, comparatively short space of  time. As to whether there is  any insurance carried, had not,  up to the time of writing, been  assertained.  ShaJred.l^ar.y 1 hur.r'ay Morning by��i-Expl_sio: cf powder  The new 1913 automobile licenses have already appeared  in Merritt, Harold Greig being  the first autoist to display one on  his new Winton car.  Major Conant of Dot was in  town on Tuesday.  Good ihings for candy eaters  at the Palm.-  Several members of the Fire  Brigade express- the opinion that  the old alarm at the corner" of  Quelcliina "Avenue and Voght  Street should be removed by the  city, now that the new system  of fire calls'has been instituted.  They claim that as long as the  old alarm* is in position there is  always a chance that-someone  will sound it and thus cause confusion and loss of time. As thc  city instituted the new system  of alarms the Brigade claim it is  up to them to have .the old one  removed.  Mr. Hall, one of the engineers  representing Ducane, Dutcher &  Co., who are looking after the  power piarjt,, left for Vancouver  on Wednesday., -Mr. Hall hopes  to return .fo ��� Merritt some time  next week.  A. F. Rankine has  the book  you require in hi. lending library.  iarly yesteiday morning,  Merritt was staitled by an explosion which shook every building  In the city. H *u_e's lo.cked as  though an earthquake had taken  place.- Quite a number of-startled  ���nhabitants hastily idres'eed and  at least one' person, - with more  enthusiasm than sense, ran out  in his night attire despite the  fact that1 the-thermometer was  well below zero', in his anxiely  to find out the cause of the explosion. ��� ' ���*,   '  All, the morning the topic of  conversation was what had cau-  sed-the-exploston���butrrnobody-  seemed to know anything about  it.  Shortly after noon-the problem,  was solved. Ir sren's. that the  Nicola Valley Coal and Coke Co.  had about 70 pounds of Monabel  powder .which had become frozen  and early this mrrr.irg the.v.  brought it outside and intension-  ally exploded it. Thus a story"  th-.t had.the appearance of being  very sentional fluttered out.    ,��� ���  Capt. Nash of the B. C. Horsee  was in town from Nicola.  Norman Woodward came up  from Canford.  W.-B. Rogers from Lytton was  in town on Tuesday."  Howard: Lawes representi ng  Kelly Douglas was here on Wednesday. .   ���,  . A. F. Coutlee is'back at his old  stand, give hima call. ,  See*.W. B, Cameron *Yfor all  kinds of electric and other signs."  If your business is not worth advertising abyertise it for sale.  Show card writing and interior  decorating a specialty. Estimates  and suggestions furnished on  wprkip.sui t vou. -Wall paper at Van  couver prices, next d )cr to the  Bonk of Toronto.  Long Expected  ; \ -  Engine Arrives^  Eng'ne   for   thc Power  House  Which Has Been Over 1 hree  Months on Road Arrives.  .���.  '   .3  ni  Early in the week news wa*i received  that the power House engine" had "by-  some miraculous mears got to Spence's  Budge and  was expected -to  anive in ���'  Memtt on Wednesday  by the freight  train.   A  numlier of feople expressed  the opinion that the, news was too goo3:r  to 1 e true and that something would be  biire to tui n upland prevent' tlie araival  of the engine at  tho  time   stated, and*  they were'right.   How ever, tin. engine   ���  eventually "ji rived on Ihursday, great- *  ly to Jhc delight of qyeiyorie concerned. }  * The explanation gjvpn by the C.P. R.  as to, why .the en.gi.ie took just> over  three months to_.cori)e from Toronto to  Mcifitt is that the car ori'which it was -~  travelling   broke down  and had to be  left on.a side track 1o, be repaired and  came on by a slow tiain, which train,  by the -ray, was apparently well named.   However, all'swel! that ends well.  The engine is now with us and will be  fitted in its place as soon as is possible^  i and will soon be working hard supplying the City with light and water, wheii  v  11\>>  '11  'f  n  i  all will be meny and blight.  m IHE NICPLA VALLEY NEWS  Feiday, Tabruar..  V*  THE NICOLA VALLEY'NRWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  a vear in   adr ance  Subscript.._ -2.00  Six months SI.00  jft. W. DONALDtO >:,     MANAGIN _ EDITOR  Twoity-flvo cents an inch for rcrular .r.<_  TertlaiiiK. L*-nJI oii'l water notices $7.00 for 60  days.   $5.00 for DC inys. >'���  CI���kISoJ  alvertUlnj   10 cents a line; extra  word. 2 cunts.  ("Special rates  furnlshorl for larec contract rt'l  varUslng. ...  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Box E Morrill, B.O.  P.O.  Phone 25.  ASSISTANCE TO AGRICU.URE  The bill that the H en. Martin  Burrell is bringing before the  ~ Legislative Assembly will be of  assistance to farmers all over the  Dominion. This biil provides for  the expenditure of ten million  dollars the next ten years in aid  of agriculture, and is the outcome of a promise made by Mr.  Borden when in opposition.'  A preliminary step wa3 taken  last year but before a complete  statement was outlined, Dr. C.C,  Jones was appointed" to" make- a  thorough investigation of the  whel) subject, end the result of  ��� his labours is found in the terms  of the bill.  The problem that confronts  Canada today is the ever increasing cost of living and tha increase in the urban as against the  rural population. We, in Canada, take a great pride.in-our ev-  _ er growing 'cities, but we are  poor citizens if we do not try and  avert the attendant evils which'  follow undesirable increase in  populatiou, . -     ���  Figures show that   while .the  urban   population increased   by  ,-43.3 per cent the   rural  popular-ion only .increased   by  1.6 per  '-cent/ The question we have   to  ask ourselves is���if this goes  on  indefinitely where are we going  to land. .���'"'-"-"  The safeguarding of the productive classes .3 -a matter -of-  fundamental importance to'"the  nation, but in regard to the agricultural it is not only the economic conditions- that should be  aimed:at but something finer���  the creation of a rural civilization  which will at once induce a fuller and happier life to those in  its midst, and prove a source of  strength to the state itself.  In choosing education or instruction as'the means of assisting agriculture, the government  is making a very wise step. .Financial help in the way "of. loans  on land and cheap properties is  all very well, but what is wanted  in nine cases out of ten is not so  much help of that description as  ���the-knowledgeof-whatis best-to  do with the land when it has-  been obtained. Another point  ��� of almost greater Importance,  Which is not dealt with by the  bill, and which the government  would do well to consider, and  that very carefully, is greater  . freighting facilities and the best  ' available markets. All kinds of  '. knowledge will not help the farmer, if after having put his  knowledge to the test and raised  a crop he is unable (a dispose of  it owing to there being no available market, or the freight charges being so heavy and the facilities so poor, that he- is unable  to market his produce with any  profit.  By the bill in question, it is  "proposed to strengthen all lines  of instruction and educational  work, Scientific researches of  the past fifty years have revolutionized agriculture, but the  greater number of those who today till the fields of Canada have  not been reached by the benefits  of these researches. The spectacle is too often witnessed, pathetic and pitiful, of ceasoless  Isborius toil bringing distress of  mind and body, and bringing no  reward even after long years,  simply from lack of knowledge  and misdirected energy. Help  of this kind will not only mean  "better farming but better farmers itnd better ahd happier .men  and women..  The,special toeieds and conditions: of the -difierent provinces  will;vary the forms the assistance'* will take, but it will embrace the increased equipment  and efficiency Of the.agricultural  colleges, the establishment of  agricultural and horticultural  training in public schools, and  work by travelling and qualified  instructors.  The scheme for working the  bill is this, the sum of $700,000  will be alloted- the first vear and  this sum will be increased , by  $100,000 dollars annually till  1917 from which year'until >1933,'  $1,000,000 will be provided annually. The gradual increase and  growing equipment of the, provincial organizations will. in. this  way-be more helpfully met than,  by starting off at the million  mark.' ,. ..  The amounts alloted to, the  various Provinces will be in pro-  Dorlion to the population and  British Columbia will receive in  1913 $47,334, yearly increase of  $5J467, and between 1917 and  1923 $69,202.  We are glad to observe that  the bill has the general report  in principle of both sides of the  house, though some oposition  may be made as to the minor  details.  CORRESPONDENCE  - We propose to devote some of  our space to. correspondence'and  will be glad if readers will write  to us expressing their views on  matters of interest, whether  these, subjects ,have been dealt  with by usior nqt.does not make  any difference wer-fihall be glad  to have ..u.side.views1 expressed.  % Correspondents may, if they  wish, use a nom de plume but  their names and address must be  sent as a sign of good faith.  Letters will be limited to .three'  hundred words, and the. Editor  reserves the write to use .his  discretion as to what is printed.  We are also contemplating starting a pp'orting page." Any item  of local sport should reach this  office; noY iater than Tursday  morning. .        .    ���.*���   ,*  ignorance of their claims, but  now by the violent methods a  certain section of cheap notoriety  seekers have caused the propo-  ganda to develOpe into an orgie  of violence which has aliiented  the sympathy of'every right  thinking man and woman.  ��� While not upholding the moles-;  tation of Cabinet Ministers^in  any way,;ori:eJ;can see what.;the  organisers have in mind, but  how in the name of all .that is  wonderful they think they will  gain public"sympathy and sup'  port by. putting decoctions in the  letter boxes'ahd'destrOying Xmas  njai), and by pther ; actions* endangering life is past comprehension.       ' -'��������� "-  :���  Y".-  '  There is another phase of the  matter which is damaging, their'  cause, as much, if;not more than,  the effect of the.se acta....violence  If these people will-stoop tothese  low, unlaw.fuj.jnejans to gain an  end that they,cppsider:i unimportant, .it.iSjOp.ly iair .argument tp  'state that if '.Key'have pewer-of  voting, and holding, as they du  that the end justifies the means  the greater importance they attach to the end in view bo much  greater will be the unlawfu-'  means adopted.'  The suffrage movement is ir,  its infancy in thiscountry and although,some of the advocates of-  violent methods - have reached  ���*. *���  Vancouver, there have 'been so  far no outbreakes oi'yiolence.  As in "the Old Country, so it is  here, the greatest, difficulty 'to  be over ��� come isf public apathy1.  Those who have the interests ,of  this cause at heart wiU do, well  take warning ���" from'' their  sisters over the Atlantic and not  alienate what little public sympathy they possess.  iea of sarcasms and petty abuser  apparently being hard up for any  sound arguments.  While we don't say that an in-  vestigation, would do no good,  we contend that had the railway  frightage'- been reasonable the  present shortage in Vancouver  ���would; have! been minimised.  The quotation referred to above  fe;Y '!ll.igh railway freight  charges for transportation of  coal to the larger towns are a  serious drawdack, preventing  this company from effectively  competing on a large scale with  Other" coal-mining companues  more favorably situated. Another-railway is beng con3truct-  ;ed"1ntKe district, and it is hoped  .theat'tliis will eventually afford  the much-desired relief in connection with, freight charges on  coal shipments."  The company referred to in  the quatat is' the Nicola Vallev  Coal Coke Co, but what applies  to that of.company course applies  all to the other cempanies in Ihe  district.  As intimated in our last edition  the freight changes are to be thi  ���subject of a government invest  gation, the course of which wil,  be followed with great interest  by all interested in the welfare  if the coal industry in this valley.  _��*_.�� JL  ���  DRUGGIST  HUMAN NATURE AS  EXPRESSED IN VERSE  CQNONDRUN  Can anyone inform us why the  respected inhaditants of Vancouver whenever there is a<little extra weather-invariable say either  VThis is most unusual. We us-,  ual .get very fine wheather at  this time of the year" or "This  is .the worst rain or snow or  .whatever it is that we have * had  for the past,twenty years".'- It  is usual those .people who have  been_i n_the jCi ty_for__the_last_two  or three yeara who try and work  off the story on others who have  only been there for perhaps one  year, forgetting that in all probability their victim has a memory as good or better than theirs  and that he very well remembers  rain far worst at that - time of  the year before.  Thrre are only two reasons  that come to us as explaining  this extraordinary craze. One  is that they have boosted their  climate, which everyone is one  of the worst--,, to such an extent  that all newcomers are surprised  at what they find, and the residents have to gag them with  pretty stories to prevent them  running away black to where  they come from, or else they  must have a very poor opinion of  the intelligence of their fellow  men. ��� We should like to be en-  lightenod-ori this point and if any  of our readers can expain it we  shall be very pleased to hear the  explanation.  THE SUFFRAGE QUESTION.  Exactlyhow, the. suffragettes  in the Old' C6untry: think they  are going to gain the vote by  their present tactics is hard to  understand.   When the c'amaign  CANADIAN PARCELS'POST  ; One of the   most   important  declarations of. policy made in  any years'was made by the Hon  L. P. Pelletier. Postmaster, Gen-,  era!;, when lie announced in, the  House of Commons that ,< Canada  was ^to;'have-   a   Parcel-Post  service: Many 'other   countries  have had the benifits of Parcels  Post confered upon them.and an  experiment is being n adein. tl e  United States.<] -',' ��� ,._Y   . ���;���'  From the statement made: by.  Mr. Pelletier it appears that .;he  is going about that question in  a  most.business,,.like manner,  and will' acquaintv himself- with  .with the,results of systems already' in 'oparation befoie deciding  on the~s"ystem.to be carried oniin  this country. Th-e object seems  to be. to work out a system not  only, .to .serve those*, districts  which , are already   .served , by  Express. companies,  .but- other.  "distnctsaswell.  Wherever their is a post office  the effect of the parcelpestarran-  gements will-be felt te a certain  extent- although it is not' feasible to make every office a centrc  of a parcel post, zone as in" the  States. It is not' likely that' the  scheme will .be.worked out at  on the flat rate basis,     ,; '������',f   ���  The intention is to-work out a  plan .by which a fair share of  the parcel carriage' business' of  the country will ba done by the  PostOffice. This will probably  be brought about by au arrangement with the rail ways- so that  all the paying business will not  be left to the express companies  ��� The"'following   was  received  from one of our readers.  Drugs  Patent  c.  Medicines  Sundries  Stationery  Tobaccos  Magazines  Lending ��� Library j  'COAL FREIGHT RATES '  With reference t6. an article  in the Saturday Sunset on the  coal question ip Vancouver and  freight'rates from, this part in  particular, what is remarkable for  its crass stupidity, the following  extract from the Preiminary Review and .Estimate ,p'f Mineral  Production 1912.issued by authority of the Legislative assembly  is of interest. \'  The writer in the Sunset takes'  the position that the government  is responsible for the shortage by  not holding an investigation, and  was first" started, the only diffi  culty was:public indifference and] backs up his contention by a ser-  . Oh! moon, moon why art thou  so fickle, well might Allen Quartern-lain of african exploits, explain when one pauses to think  of the perversities-of the average  man ;,or woman. On deliving  into the human so.l.ore cam ot  b,ut be. struck ly the strange  conglomeration therein-a mixture  of the sublime and base. This is  clearly proved when on�� f 1 udies  the ex<i mictions and express ons  of variois people as expressed.in.  verse. For intance a costermonger  man, r>rol-aVy one of the lowest  classes London; .was heard once  to exclaim in his greif at losing  .lis Ii fe long partner.  - 'O are she dead and is her gone  -, ,and is I left 1 ere all alone  - O'^cruel fate,  jpu is unkind  totakeher'foreand leavel'hind  , Her,never will come back to we  ��� But us sha'l surely go to she.  ,,What. a tonching expression-of  ,he poor fellows' poignant woe  is this both in h's sorrow and  simple faith Compare- this with  the little boy's . xcitement at the  death of his playmate.-  Littb     . Alexin le-s'��� ,  dead  Jam  ,  him    in    his.   coffin  Don't   getv such   a    chance  --For-a -funeral often.-^Rush���his  blooming body   round To the  ' Cemc^er". Drop it in the sepulchre. . JLong with Uncle Jerry.  Yet   doubtless,     thi-     youth  would grow up to be a sober and  responsible citizen.* .Again, take  the min and miid in Iovj's young  day. They are perfectly willing to  sacrifice everything - i i  order to  attain their hearts desire for "the  nonce. .This .evidenced   by   the  swain, who sang -  .. "Vanity,   all is. vanity," said  .. Wisdom scorning me. I took my  soal* lov.'^d dainty hind aland answered tenderly.  If this  be vanity,   who'd be wise.  If  this be.vanity, who'd be wise  Vanity let it be  What a depth of  degradation a  man  must' be  jtilty ci * to be  willing to sacrifice ell that is  best in life for-a moments folly.  It was beyond his powers to attain the enobling thoughts of the  knight of old who in  his tremulous pleadings to his lady breathed  ���'"Gwendoline, oh, Gwendoline  ��� Laugh thy:' golden   laughter,  Then the moment after  Weep thy golden tears  Gwenny," that mine ears  ���  Like a lover greete3t  /,11 my hopes and fears  The men of old certainly had  the  advantage   of the modern  youth in spite of Higher Educa-  Nicola Valley  Meat  -Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of=  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAO  Fresh Fish always on hand.      Order's receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold' by'the carload.    ,^  I. Eastwood '  Manager  New Coldwater Hotel  .s  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  C0UNTRY--JU8T OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED,WITH BEST.  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  M. McInTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B. GJ  tion when it came to expressing  themselves, Take the Greeks of  old There was a noted Grecian  philosopher who in order to warm  the young    generation to look  before they leapt wrote;  There was a man of Tessaly,  And he was wondrous wise.  He  jumped  into  a   bramble  bush; ;   And scratched  out both'   his  eyes,  And when he  fonnd  his eyes  were out,  With all his might and main,  He jumped into another bnsh,  To scratch   them in   again.  The moral is obvious to the  blindest our modernity demands  other things ahd tbe less said  about   the future,   the better.  The author cannot  illistrate this  better than be quoting Mr. Irwin  who wrote:  A preacher stood at his desk,  And preached for an hoar i r  two;  His theme was not garish.  It pleased a rich parish,  And tickled the founder's pew.  And the gist of the note he  blew,  To open the pearly plate,  Was ready salvation,  And infant damnation,  And pass the collection plate.  Now the man in the fou.idar.s  pew,    '  Was good for the pastor's pay.  Though ��� he's grown very  .wealthy,  By ways that were stealthy,  And means that I 'blush to say.  Biit the preacher he whanged  away,  At his regular Suuday rate,  On ready salvation,  And infant damnation,  And pass the collection platq  A sai nt in a niche rear by,  Gazed with a scornful stare  As to say. you old reacher.  Were you a fine,preacher  You,d lift up the ���, founde.  hair, , .   >  You'd till at corruptions lair,|   And the money that   bree*  with shame. ="  Oh, why this oration    ;  On infant damnation!  It's thc old uns that need  flame.  But thc founder'asleep in  pew,  Dreamed   not of the  geld  saint  For*he was the master,  Of sermon and pastor,  What care'd he for tbe sai  Deep    mouthed   the   organ  plaint,  Bore to h:s dreamful pate.  A harmonization,     . tj   .  Of infant damnation,  And pass the collector's "plat  So the scnice at last was��don  And the founder in passing��  Serenely uplifted, ��� ; ���  The pastor so gifted,  By wisdom and faith devout:,  What sinner he says 'Vou  doubt  After hearing you demonstra!  O.i syllables rolling, ���  A faith so consoling,  ,    "  That it fi'.ls the collector's.pla|  Comment is superfluous  what ayfine'spirit thisshovrs.  the author conclude by eayii  that he is neither a cynic nor^  scoffer but a, lover of truth at;  ihe beantifuf- and one who h)j  remained "broke!! .ior the sal  of the sublime. M.H. G, YVY1"''   C  .'���-���-   ������������ ���:*���-=-   -.    ..'  /                  ''"   :"T-        .'          ���*  c -  ��� - ������'".���   ��� -.. - ������-'��� '��� *������:J  ~y -" .7^.,.''-yY.yY#  ���;."K^P|   - ��� -."���-���  7'"'.' f- "<--r~  ������*^���----*r^,:>op!^^^j^r^^,  "Friday, February 7, 1913.  . '.THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Tor that quiet game  ���:���" try  TJieMerritf  Pool Room  Everything in   first-  class shape.   Tables  Al.  Cigars, Cigarettes,  Tobaccos, Soff  Drinks, Candies, elc.  Next G. B. Armstrong's  Quilchena Avenue  Watch  our   blackboard   for  latest sporting news.  LOCAL  AND   OTHER  'SPORTING.  i'TE  SID MEARON and  FRANK BARNES, Props  No Trouble for  Zbyszko to Down  Mclntyre puts   up  game   fight  against very heavy odds  . weight and strength win.  Rowing Club  Clinch Honors  Columbias Defeated 2-1 in poor  Game at the Vancouver arena *  Goal Tendersp'.ay good hockey;  Zbyszko, the famous polish Tho Vancouver Rowing* Club  wrestler, whom many experts ��� made Sure of the honors in thc  consider to be superior to Frank J city hockey league last Saturday  Gotch, the   world's   champion,-by defeating the  Columbias at  the arena by 2 goal to 1,  H. R. M. Christie, B.S'*., D.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S., l-.C.L.S  E- P. Ileywo--. B.Sc. B.C.L.S.  Christie, Dawson  & Heywood  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch        -      Ashcroft, B. C.  The B. & F.  Restaurant  Only White One in Town  .   ;, . Call.and give us a chance to  serve -'you''with a'first-class  ' meal.     Charges .only what  i^f  .^"-sensible people "wouldexpect  -   ,.:   tdpay.' '" "    /,,'Y '���'./  �����i       *,,"L-'*       <*�����-, / ^      t  yMi.se* Burgess and Forsythe'  '-a '  '      '    Props,*  forced Chet. Mclntyre's shoulders to the mat three times in 36  minutes 35 seconds, by his sheer  weight and strength at Victoria  last Saturday. The Pole had contracted to throw his opponent S  times in an hour, and although  Mclntyre put up a game struggle  ho had no difficulty in i'illingthe  contract. *-  Although Mclntyre was quick  and scientific he could do nothing- with the ponderous grappler.  Fie applied some holds which had  he boon possessed of the necessary strength, would have resulted  in Zbyszk'o's downfall.. ,  ='McIntyre by bringing into play  his cleverness and agility, made  the pole exert himself until lathered in perspiration before the  first fall came in 19 min. 35 sec.  Mclntyre-being used np wilh  his tremendous struggle in the  earlier part of the bolt/ the next  two  falls came in fairly quick  succession, the second being 11  min. and 30 ,sec. ,and the third  and final time 5 min; arid 30 sec.  By his' excellent performance  against such great odds,  Mclntyre  \yo.n-the-sympathy, of the  crav'-divhich LVas > always" with  ���him'ancl cheered him every time  twjsted out from under the  PIONEER  BARBERSHOI  ,he  pole." Seyeal times the little .fellow was on top. but all his wit  and cleverness could not fathom  a way of flopping the huge  invader.  - ��� ��� ���" __  Columbias have no more games to play.'  The Rowing Club have still to  play the Bankers. Whatever the  theresLjit i<>, it will not alter the  position in the lengue. It   was  a  haul game for thc Columbias to,  lose as they played as   good or  rather   t.s   bad hockey as their  opponents. The match  was full  of off-sides and scraggy play and  little combination work or individual dash was shown. Wilh  the  exception "of the goal   tenders,  who defended the  nets in grand  style, everyone saemed to be off  color.  . Box found the net for thc Columbias after' eighteen minutes  of disultory play, during'which  the referees' blew the whistles,  for off sides nearly every minute  In the second period Orchid and  Shore scored the Rowing Club  tallies.  Merritt Curling Club.  Competit'on  President vs. Vice President,  Barnes vs. Ransom.  Strickland vs. Petrie.  Grimmett vs. Rogers.  Losing Skip to stand all members   an   oyster supper.     Vice  President Rogers won  by nine  points.    The .date of the supper  has not yet been fixed, but will  most probably take place when  the Strickland Cup is presented.  Strickland Competitio.v.  Results to date-  Jan. 22.   Strickland vs. Petrie.  Peine won 11-5 ��  Jan. 23.   Rogers v. Grimmett.  Rogers won 11-7.  Jan. 24.   Ransom  vs.  Petrie.  Petrie won 8-7.  Jan. 27.  Rogers v. Strickland.  Strickland won 13-9.  Jan. 28.   Strickland vs.  Ransom.   Strickland won 10 to 5.  Feb.    3.    Rogers   v.   Petrie.  Rogers won 9-7.  Feb. 4.  "Grimmett vs. Barnes.  Barnes won 12 3.  Feb. 5.   Rogers v.   Ransom.  Rogers won 12 8  Feb. 5.    Grimmett vs. Petrie.  ���Petrie won 10-11.  ���' There are six more games to  be played.  INCORPOJrtATED  185^  BANK ofTORONTO  PAID UP CAPITAL  $5,000,000  RESERVED FUNDS $6,176*578  SAVINGS ACCOUNTS invited.   InU.re.ti.  paid on balances  nali-yearly,  MONEY ORDERS and Drafts sold  oSSS ��L2^5J,T AND TRAVELERS CHECKS iisued.  GENERAL BANKING RUSINEfS conducted,  Open Saturday evenings from 7 till 8.30.  Merritt Branch,  A N. B. Rogers, Mflp.  Your Insurance  Docs it need looking after?  If so, See the Man who makes a  specialty of looking after policies  HE,S   J. B. RADCLIFFE  I  Summerland, Jan. 31.��� Last  Friday, a representative team  from Kelowna met the Summer-  land boys in tne Giants Head  Rink in this town. The "game  was full of excitement ana very-  keen ly contested. Kelowna put  upr;a ha-rd 'fight 'but were in'lhV  'end beaten" by 4 to'_.."'"' ' ��� "'���  Curling Notes.  li'. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B  Dickie. &' Norman  Proprietors  We guarantee you-first class  work.   Razors honed.  Next door  to  Brunswick   Pool  Room.  W  Harness and  ��� Saddlery  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  ��� Poultry and Stock Foods.  -Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right. .  B-rruterand Solicit*!-*  ) Notary Public {  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  . The British Columbia Co-operative Settlers Association "have  appointed Harold Greig their re-  presentan vcin'-Mcrriir. This Association is applying for Dominion Charter with a Capitalization  of $1000000,00. with Sir William  Whyte as President, and wilh s  very infiuetial board behind them,  this Association will" seek immigration from all parts of England,  Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany,' the United States, also  other countries.  Nicola  N, Jl. BARWICK  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET   NIGOLAr B.rG-.���   The choicest of Beef, mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, JtLiggs and Vegetables.  t. HESLOP, Prop.  Merritt  :sase..w.*j_3H��a��  E2XEE7  FUNERAL  ��-������  AND EKBALR-EE.  Address left   wilh A. F. Ranltin  - druggist, will receive prompt  ! '" attention.  N. j. BARWBGK  '   MERRITT and NICOLA  Nicola Phone No. 5.  Merritt Phone No. 26.  -~^.&j?j&)tmi'&*'&!titm$  Electric Restorer for Men  PhOSPhOnol restores every nerve in thc bo ly  r .to its proper tension ; restores  Tim and vitality. Premature decay and all .c\u.il  weakneu averted at once. Phosplionol will  j-akeycu a new man. Price _>3 a box. or two foi  |B. Mailed to any address. Tho Sco boll Drug  Co., St.-Catharines. Ont.  Trucking and Draying  Rigs to Hire  The Merritt Livery  Feed  " The members of the Vancouver  Rink  attending  the. Winnipeg  .bonspiel,-Messrs. H. Whaleb, F.  G. Crisp, Thomas Anderson, J.  A. Mclntyre and T. N. Nair left  forj;the   Manitoba capital, last  S>aterday nigbJ, and ,it isrhope<_  they   will   make a  creditable  showing and also be the means  of, inducing  many, rinks from  the Prairie cities to take part in .  .ihe .Vancouver   bonspiel which!  commences March 17th and ���which  promises already to be attended  by. twice the number  of rinks  thai were present last year.  ��� Vancouver, Feb. 1.���A South  Vancouver-rink skipped by Ed.  Campbell had as opponents a  rink under Vice-President J. A..  Russell. The visitors, in spite of  the heavy ice, started the game  by winning the first five ends  witlra score of six points before  Russell on the sixth rej ist.red a  four   end.     South   Vancouver  If you want a gentlemen's Cigar  go to the  BRUNSWICK  ���    . in stock  THE "LE PREFERENCE" (Ten mln-.te. in Havana).   La Flor De Vullen.;   -.avanp  Our Dick. Etc.  If you lil<e'a~n_il__Zclgar try the "Bobby Burns".   Aak'the doctor.  N. Peterson  LIVERY  STABLES  Agent  for   Diamond Vale  Coal  Largest and best equipped livery in tlie upper  country. '   Commercial trade a specialty.  added another two in tie seventh  but Russell took the 'ea 1 at the  tenth end with ano her "four"  and finally won an interesting  game by 12 to 9.  Pheonix,  Feb.  t- The final  games deciding the possesors of  both the   coveted   Smith   and  Burns' trophy were decided on  Saturday last. The decision rested  with the teams who represented  the local curling club in the re*  cent very successful bonspiel and  no'matter who won in the finals,  the silverware remained in Phec-  nix.   Close scoring marked the  games the honor of winning the  Smith cup falling tothe rink of  O. B. Smith by the close margin  of 10--9, while the winners of the  Burns' trophy proved to be the  rink of J. A. Morrin which defeated the aggregation of O. B.  Smith by a score of 11-7.  MERRITT-COALMONT STAGE  Leaves Merritt Mondays  and Thursdays at 7.30  a.m. for Aspen.Grove,  Canyorf House; ' Tula-  meen, and Coalmont.  Leaves Coalmont Tuesdays and Fridays at 2  p.m. for Merritt.  i        r   ���'-  VOGHT STREET        MERRITT  _  The Palm  H. S. DARKNELL,  Proprietor  X.  COUTLEE, - Prop.  Merritt, B. C.  rt���~rr,-:*Tir'T'CTmiftT7tWi'ftHtf��^ - ��� '��� -' .��-rr��~i  .. .nt.i.r.'i��-n.t-  New York J_n-3l, Bombardier  Wells the English heavyweight  {champion, and Luther.McCarty  ! have been matched to box 10 rou  i nds in the Madison Square Garden in the latter of March or early  in   April, according to cable advice from New York.  Mr. C.T.HoLsworth of Vancouver vas up visiting Mr. Nevill  iast week end.  All that is good in Candies  Magazines, Periodicals, Cigars.  New Lines in Stationery  Come in.  si  I  F. G. PAIGE  General Blacksmith  Sleighs, Cutters and all kinds of Farm Machinery always on ,.  hand. ,   .   -  Horseshoeing a Specialty IHE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, February?, 1913  =���OJ__   1.            ...,!.    ���    j  --  .   ��� -  '      "  ���-.���-��-:-.-.  ...........  '.'.-  J  .--.!--    ;-"'���-���-  ....:������-���  /      ���'-/'  i  ,__  . ���   u��� -  .     .;"' '  ,        .                         .     O  ,....:..  -".���    ���.:  ��� y  vtr  ���������:--���-������-.������;-  .'-'"'-  "V"  '���������v--      .V  .'   -.'���������/.    ' -  -:���* -.  .*    '    ./'  >  if  '.  v.  II    IMII  ���   m in   ii  *_____!��� ������          ii  - ,-**���_  ft M/  J    >,   .V   / v.-  V;Y.  '   !  -1 ���  i. *'   '������'*���'  ���>j'��.-   ..  f  a.iri -.-iiiTnt.  mtm  ���ya���iib���i '(  ; m'  "1  1  1                 !������            "   ���    '  i Y*:-.' '  :.! '<���:-a  ;��� ���' .*        " <  f  i�� ��� ���  '_.��.'-*: .v -' ��� ;~  '                J                 ������;  j^;j-_ iii-a.".  V. I".      :- -.*  ���V.'l ���)  '<   '.)  :  t:x�� vi  1 .  i   -'  i  j  f4i?r^  Office:  ; ���     @  ilciiena Avenue  ���r   *,  Nicola Notes'  Connolly Wins Handicap.  Our sympathy is  exended toi     vttwttum���Mm    Pk    ���* o^   ���  ���* **-���  ��*- father ^-BESS^ J*?*-iK  utes and forty-six sec. before h  died last Sunday  [ i "t Burinjj.. leni-, tseWtces wiill be  s Held' ih the Church of England on  Friday evenings,  Judging by,, the weather the  badger must have seen his shadow,  We|not'e with great pleasure  that Mrs. Howse is able to be out  again.  Mrs, Kirby and Mrs.  Green  went to Vancouver on  a visit  . toit-jSundAy.   - j  }   *MV.' and Mrs, Boothroyd were  in town last we:k.    . .. ...   . .  *   t  Mrs. G. Colk has gone to Vancouver!- visit her daughter, Mrs.  Piater who.has undergone an op-  ' efation for appendicitis in that  city.    . Z .  .  .    .������' t \ Pi<' s. . \   ���  A parrts,o:$b-0K frprri -Merritt  drove4o i*icola lafet'Saturday to  ���njoyskatmgonthe-J^ake.,     . v  The A. 0. F. dance was a  v���great* success; about sixty being  presenfyippjyding ,nartie..- from  Merrftt'and Quilchena.  �� '$%& gto-Wy _��� > still hanging  around zero,       . *>  -iMW-i  Lower Nicola Jottings  _, :The;Schookhas -been closed fpr  a time owing to Miss Brown being for a-tjjme iadispesed.   -' ���  Harry v'lacksph '4sykcting as  elerk for R. M.' Woodward for a  short time.  Dan" McKay returned from  Coldwater on Tuesday, and is  going to start logging at Canford  next week.  .-Tommy. Williams and Percy  Johnston have taken a contract  to log for R. Whitaker.  Sam Bury,r of Dot, was visiting  nere Tuesday.        '"��� '     K  Was! thrown and then '.sticking  out the few remaing minutes o.'  the hour, "Paf'Connolly the por  ular local  mat artist,  won last  night's wrestling handicap fn.m  Stanislaus Zbyszko, the giant pole  at the Vancouver Athletic Club.  -Although the latter won the fi  nal fall entitling him to the match  the game showing made  by' tht  hefty Irishman entitled :hi'fh-t<  the honors of the evening inasmuch as Zbyszko failed to   throw  him twice within an^hour as was  agreed upon.  As he stepped on the mat'in  his bare feet, the pole appeared  to have"the advantage over Connolly in-every way,' but after a  few minutes of grappling it was  eyident^hat'th'e local r_ian'| was a  nijatcji $>r h|s opponent^ severy  wfiyv;   -!     �� )    ;  Although it, ,seeiredjthat Zbyszko- must*' pi ri' his qpponents  shoulders to the mat-cn'frequent  o c:s|ons,. agile, bridginig, on  Connolly $ part staved off h fall  .and as time went^on. his chances  fleemedraore promising.  , As fifty minutes of the hour  went by it ���lodk'ed as if Connolly,  would win out without a fall being registered against him, but  a few - seconds 'later the Polish  giant got him in difficulties and(  pinned his shoulders to the.  mat with a barlock and body  hold.  }  After a ten-minute rest the  men met again and Connolly  stayed the remaining few minutes with'ease. After the applause which greeted the finish  of the hour had subsided, both  men set to in deaaly earnest, Mt  was,not .long,-, however; before  the fatigued Connolly was in difficulties and four minutes and  thirty-aeven seconds after the  hour thePqle th/ew the Irishman  with' a'flying mare.  Proposed BascbnJl .League  Reff.na, Jan..31--.��ccording to  reporls from Letiil iic!g*e a band  of b.tseball magnates are doin?  their best to start a Western  Canada League 'ho Cities involved being Canary, Edmontor,'  Lethbridge, fSaskatoon, Prince  Albert, Moose Jaw, Medicine Hat  andRegina. Ic is tsidthat the  proposition . r.dvr.r cc<\ is a  reasonable one ai d a ,one that  will'give smaller cities the same  chance lo make money as the big  ones! The league will bo run on'  strictly business lines. liegina  had a professional baseball team  not so very/lo-.p-agq, and; when  that orgamzation_paid_"Au_Rev_-_  .    ... * ...  a.  ,)ir" local rnggnatts'-'sai'd. "never  igainY The*sting of past defeats  however, is now worn off and  the'fans may bite ago in.  AUSTRAL!ATI WONDER  ���    i&        V      ���"' i.  irom Australia comes a letter  to tho.Now York club from a  pitcher who threatens to show  up tho talent i.i tho hip: leagues  if sbmbody will forward 1 i.n car  faro and passage money and n  contract. He does not rttemor. to  conceal his ability in his mod s*,  allhoujfhpo'ntcd communication.  Tho Australian nostal rato is  liijjh, s_a;.s lie: "I I avo a curve  prac'ially in every direction, and  sj:eed. 13ut my skill as a ball  player is not con f i i ed to thc pi' ching slab. -Ip'ay any p>ivion with  ability, and if manager McCiaw  would cd'-e to shift me to  another position I think I cou!d  also mako good. Ii the New York  Club is unable to use me, please  turn this .application over to  some other.  Lets Make 1913  A Booster Vear  For our town,   and   lit .':  mai k 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 fgJr_ cut a  way for you to start breaking   giound    nght    away,  Come in   we'll   alk' over  the plans   and   sV.ow   ycu  lumber and figure that will  j ��� c!ear-aw-ay-a-v/ho!c-Iot-of-  tlus ta'k about prices b.ing  too   high   to   build   now.  Fact is���never  again   wii' *  lumber of the  quality   we  handle be   as   cheap,   because every 5*e?.r our v.r&in  forests ere g:owing cmaller  and thc demands arc g owing larger.    Wc say in all  sincerity,- "Lucky  wil "be  the  man   who   builds   in  1913,"    It _n.c_es.ed, come  ir.  .  The   Antiseptic : Barber. Shpjg  in  Connection with Coldwater Hotel:  EHEA^S  AB80LrJ7�� 0LEMLIKE88  Af.O 'FUtiERf-L Q.'EEGTQB  Caskets aad Coffin i always on hand at  ' reasonable im ices.  H   'DR8C<_T-r;r-i--jl<- Av/.   ]\/T���rri-t   !���.���)-) I��*\,nr I hr.v hr S10.   Mailed to any address  0��� Tfi 8 EO j , Vjranlle _HVC. lVtcrnt j i^e ���_c0fccll I.ruu 06��� St. Catlmrlao��, Onb,  Electric   Scalp  Treatment  -^.-���-^   . ��� ^For^Faliing Hair=  Let Us Hone Your Razors  -"��� ������������-p  " There's No Place Like Home'  WMCiiWIS  LOiffii mi  MERRITT, D. C.  J. E. Writer, Manager.  TO LET  Rnonns with uso sittiss^r room  Anply first house-on the  left pnst Presbyterian  church Quilchena Avenue  Dr. de Van's-Female Pills  A rcl able Iriciich regulator; nuver fails. 'I libse  pills'aie ccceeiliuKlv P iwerlul in regulating the  generative p irtion of the fem.ilc svstcm. Refuse  nil cheap imitations    1>?. (le Vaa'o r.ro sold at j  Whether good or batl is the most valuable thing  that man possesses. If you-lo not Iielieve just  ask yourself this qu.*etion: If I were to become  stone blird torronov*- how could I earn my living? It would be impossible for yo_u to- cIq.fo,  so why let any Tom, Dick or Harry "expert optician" meddle with your eyes. Another thing,  the best lenses in th".world fitted in the best  frame or eyeglass m< unting* should not cost yr'u  more than $10.C0 witnYye-testing thrown in, so  _you are foolish to pay more.  J  ���w.-^iS._Ut!-,*-t.K.- .-a :+'i-  '�����:   .��^~-  '^^^C'^i'rs*?1*''"  "Friday, February 7, 1913,  ���THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  BANK OF MONTREAL  INCORPORATED 1817  y    tffc&POPFICp       r  ��� Capital (Authorised)  y Capital (Paid Up) Y    ; *.���  ���! Rest and Individual iPrafits  ! MONTREAL  $25,000,000.00  $16,000,000.-0  $16,802,814.94  ;; Interest Poid on Deposits  ^Branches in all principle(-.ties iirid towns''in'the Dominion of  '"' CanfdH, also in Lbudon,"Erig.,.'Ne\v York- Chicago, Spokane  and.Mexico.   Merritt Branch-A.' W. STRICKLAND, Mgr.  Open SqturdQV^yens^tgs from 7.00 to 5.30.  fn.i.M-0��uimm.jn��.vp.ij.r.'-'umam  Head Office:     ".  101 Pacific Building,  Vancouver, B. C.  Mines Office :'  Merritt, B. C.  ."  P.O.Box 17  ���  t  THE  [1  ��� ':' ''*L  u,  w  Misers and Shippers of High Grade Coals for  Steam and Domestic Use.  Screened Coal Delivered Locally at Usual Rates, C. O..D.-  Phooe. ,9a, or leave orders at G. B. Armstrong's store.  DEPARTMENT OF MINE 3  11 Coal Mines Regulation Act "  BOARD OF EXAMINERS  Notice is hereby Riven that  the  foi  lowing constitu'e  thc  J!o:u-<l   of  Examiners for tho Nicola  Collieries during the ytar 1913:���  Appointed by tho Owners���Robert  Fairfoull.  Alternates���David Brown, Alexander Ewart.  Appointed by (he Lieutenant-Governor in Council-Georgo Hudson.  Elected by'.the Miner's^-l-'rank Bond.  Alternates���James McFarlnno, John  McDonald.  AH persons interested may oL.t.ii:;  full information Ly ni'ji'y'Yg to the  Secretary nf the ��� Hoard, 'i.ir. George  Hudson, Merritt: B. C.  Note���Alternates act .s lUcinbtis of  the Board in thc absence of those ic-  gularly appointed or elected to act  .ncieon.  ���Dated the 23rd day *of December,  1912.  RICHARD McBRIDF,  ' Minister of Mines  I   <_%  m  ���V.;4-  htY7  *-���..���!.'.���  CITY  HOTC  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations."  a sum euqal to 10 per cent of the tender, which shall be forfeited if the'par-  ry tendering decline to enter into con  tract when called upon to do eo, or if  lie fail lo complete ihe work contracted  for. The cheques or certificates of do-  posit of unsuccessful tenders will bere-  tui-ud to them upon the execution of  the contract. '���'.- \  Tenders will not bc'consklcrc 1 u ilcs  made out on the forms supplied, signed  Willi the actual signature of tlie  tend-!  eier,   aid  en-loccd   in  the envelopes i  furnished.  Thc lowo.t cr any tci.c.er r.ct ncces-  sariJy a.cep'. d.  LAND ACT  Yale Land District.      District of Yale  Take notice that Jjlin Love of Vancouver, occupation D:_��g'st, intends  to fipp'y for permission to purchase the  l'o!!o'.v'n - descTilcdJar.i's:  Commencing ata p->st planted at the  .Vorthwcst corner North of Brown  Crock, about two and thi--c-fourths  mile? E:_t of Chilliwack Lake, B itish  Columbi.i; thence South 40 chains to  the Biiti?h Columbia andUnitcdStates  boundaro'lir.c the Southwest corner;  thence East; along boundary line 40  (-���bains Southeast corner; thence North  10 ihains i'dj"ini:.g and along the West  of Mary Ellen Campbell's land claims  Noitheast corner; thence Wet 40  ohai.-.s to place of beginning, containing 1G0 acres, more or less.  JOHN LOVE,  John Kenneth Campbell,  Agent.  Dateed November. SO!h, 1912.    44-6  Mine Host  Solomon  TSief BEST is-'h-one too  ���0o:oc_1 ,for ;My ; Guests.  S u n da yDi [iners a Specially.  16  quilchena Avenue  Newly established throughout.  * Bast of-Furnishings.',   -   '.-    Spacious Rooms.  -fi.x96l.ent accommodation.    -   Well lighted throughout.  '   -Choice Liquors and "Cigars. A  Special attention   to commercial^trade." <  Rates $1.50 per day.   Special Rates by the month  HNDREW; HOGG AN,  Y.. PROPRIETOR       ,    :  Pumps and Pipefitting  " Engines^ WihHmills,  Tanks, Etc.  Screw Jacks for Hire  Repairs of ail Kinds  Quilchena  ABflCROFT & CO.  Opposite side beyond  Presbyterian Church  Avenue  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in anitoba, Saskatchewan and A 1  berta, the Yukon Teriitoiy, thc Northwest Territories and in a portion of  ha Province of Briti.-h Columbia, may  be leased for a term of twenty-one  years at an annual 1 en tai of ?1 an  acre. Not more than 2,560 acres \*i!l be  leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the .A gent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which  the rights applied for are situated.  In "surveyed ten itory thc land mus  be described by sections, or1 legal sub  divisions of sections, and innnsuiveyed  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 refunded if the' rights applied fdr aie  not available,_ but ,not ^otherwise. A |  royalty shall be paid on the merchant  able output of tho mine at the rate of  five cents per ton. ,^j, -    ,    0  The person operating tho mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for. the full qua'ity of  merchantable coaTrcf'F.i.tt sr.-.i pay the  royalty thereon. If (.he coed mining  rights are not being operated, such  returo rnished   at' leat  once a year. "     t  The-leasc will include th'e cor 1 min  ing rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available 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.  LAND ACT  Yale Land Distiict. District of Yale  Take notice that Maiy E.lcn Camp  ���ell of V.r.ccuvcr, ir.ici c's to apply  f-iv pei mission to pui chase the following dciciibed lard:  Commencing at a post planted at  Northwest corner Noith of Brown  Croelc, about ��� tlucc and one-fourth  miles from Ci illiwaik Lake, Bi itish  Columbia: tlience South 40 chains along  line of Jul.n Love's claim to British  Columbia and UY.itcd States Boundary  line Southwest corner; thence East 80  hams along bounduiy lir.e Souibeist  corner; thence North 40 chains; thence  "West 80 chains to place of beginning  containing 320 aciee, moie or less.  MARY ELLEN CAMPBELT '  John Kenneth Campbell, Agen'  Dated November 30, 1912.       44-9'  Attumg lit? (ElimTfrrs  ANGLICAN CHURCH  Sunday, Fob.Olh.  Nicola���11....-m.  Men itt���7.30 p.m.  Ash Wednesday Fed 2nd.  Nico'a���8 am   .. ..  Menitt���11. p.m.  J. Thompson,  Vicar.  The Mioses Sybil nnd Grace .  Richmond returned to Merritt '  from 1 ale where thoy have been._  staying as guesls^of ftTrs. Veale. '  LAND ACT  Ynlc Land Distiict <>       -��� District of Yale.  T.il o notico that Gain Fcdciso:. Myron of Otter  V.iHey, B. C . occupation rancher, intends to.aD-  ply lot p(.ir..!.bion to rur.lii'fc the followingclc-  scnLcd land: " ~  Con-'ilcncingr nt a post planteJ 20 chains Norlli  of the Sju.1i Ent corrcr ot Lot 23S. tlicntt  SoinhSO ihrfi"-, thc: ce E.-sr 20 clioms. theme  noith _:u tham*-, t'lei.ce \\c_t 20 chains to point  ol ro'nmciitcmei.t ai.d containing 40 acres moic  oi lets.  GAIIE PEDEESON MYREN.  Dale, Noviiibcr 4th, 1912.  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Sunday, Feb. 9thi912.  Merritt���Divine Soivice,  p. m. .��������  -"' i   -���   ������  Lo-,ver Nicola���3 00 p. m.  -" 2.30"p.m., Sunday'-School.  All welcome.  Rev. J. A. PeL ie,  -  Pastor:   "  7. GO  There is a rumour goinjr about  the ci'ty to the effect "that Pro,-  v,in.cial Constable Edgar Vachoti  is leaving* ,us , righ.f. awa\\. This  story is not altogether correct.  The fact is Constable Vachon has  bcen_appljving* iovj\_ change, ,b.ut*  so far as he" knpw^Yat, jiresent^  the'change will* not tdtte place"  for aiiionth or so yet. . Z  ^wrwrcoRY,        ���  Deputy Minister of  the   Interior  N. B.���Unauthorised publication  of  this advertisement will not bo paid for.  TULL^LINE of Lumber, Lath Shingles,  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.  WE PR  NOTICE TOCONTRACTJFS  Lower Nicola  Scllool     '  SEALED TENDERS, superscibed  "Tender ror Lower Nicola School,"  will be received by thc Honourable the  Minister of Public VVorks up to noon of  Monday, the 27th day of January, 1913,  for the erection and completion of a  large one-room frame school-house at  Lower Nicola, in the Yale Electoral  District.  - P[ans,* specifications, contract, and  forms of tender may be seen on and  after theSth day of January, 1913, at  the offlce W. N. Rolfe, Government  Agent, Nicola; Mr. James Smith, Secretary of School Boaid. Lo.ver Nie-  ola and the Depaitment of Public  Works Parliament l.uildii'gs, Victoria,  Copies for purposes of tondoiing may  be had on depositing a certified cheque  for $10, to be refunded on return of  plans and specification by di-.tc tcndeis  are rccievable.  Each proposal must be accompanied  by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of  Canada, made payable to the Honoui-  able thc Minister of Public Works, for  The new an rex,to thc City Hc-  tc-1 is row neai ing completion,  and the annex to Mclntyre's  Coldwater Hotel is now, save for  for a few f ii"nishinj?s, complete.  LOST by Mrs.AvN. B. Rogers,  keii loom gc.d fa5se_earring  between Centra! Hall and  the Dcmkof Toronto. Will  finder please return to Mr.  75. N. B. Rogers, manager  Ba nk of Toronto?  -  --' TO LET  Shack,    For    jltenr,      Warm  Shingled Two-,Rooms*Y  Apply News/Offi.-e.  /  Wanted���third   class'   engineer  for'.Diamond   Vijlo   Colleries.  -Apply *Supennt-endent' A.*.:E.  Smith or   Assistant    Gene'ral  Manager J. A* Russell.  i f-.  .Wanted���six ,or*c-ig^i.tj-coal; d_[g-  gersijf^t1 the.,Diamond Vale  -Co-lrenrs.  "Applyat (he mines.  0. F.  Court Nicola No  8331 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.,,  II. H. Matthews, Sec.  A.F.& A Ssl.  Nicola Lodge  No.'53 meets m  Reid's Hall  the second  Tuesdayof each  month at 8 p.  m.   Sojourn-  ng brothers cordially invited.  A. It. Cai-Hincton F. A. Reid  W. M. Secretary.  LD  Nicola Valley  Lodge No. 46  meets in K. P.  Hall in Simpson &  Cranna building  every Wednesday  ni:?ht at 7.80 p.m.  All visiting brethren aro toidially  invited to atlend.  Knight T. E. Clarke, KnightW. Cranna  C. C -     K. R. S  i. 0. 0. F.  Pittitko Lodgs No. 13  Meets every Tuesday evenng in Odd  feilo.vs Hall, Voght Street.  Visiting brethren cordially invited.  W. II. CO WEN,       W. K. HYSLOP,  becieu.  iNoblo Grand.  Inspector Clark-has been round  inspecting.the Post Office and  needless- to say has found everything to his satisfaction. He left  yesterday' by stage for Coalmont.  Wan  ted  YMr^Langstaf. asks us'to contradict the. rumour that.has been  going rourid,;to the : effect that  he is giving up the Post Office.  Mr. Lingstaff expressed'himself  as being very comfortable there  and had no idea of leaving,  ; Experienced.woman for'position as housekeeper good cook,  write.bpx B. P. O.. Merritt.  ! A Jknitor  At the Bank of   Tontreal.  Apply to Manager ,.  Ask yon- drnpclsb for  it. If !io ciiiiot supply  tho  JIAnVJ.t-, accept no  oilier, but send si imp fi>r Ulns.  .  'ritcd book���fcnlcil.  It piuj Ml  '���"irtlculora onrl dTcctlon1! Inv ilnfiblo  'c iiaic3.wrNRsoi.si*ppiA'ro..*n*iniisor o**  Geucr.-.l Asoiito fcr Canuda.  May not giva you as large a variety of ,  foreign news as thc big cily daily, but it   -  ���  gives you news of your own community.  Boosts your own town, or farm property; .  tells the outsider what you are doing, what     .,��� '   -  you "are raising,' etc., and is ever .alive to -.    .  Y  your own interests; - Its columns are free to       ���  you to use..to express your  opinion upon  subjects of local interest, and the  manage- '  ,. . - ment would be pfeased  ai   any   time  to.  receive  any  little news  items   from you.  Take an interest in your home peper by "       ,-, -  contributing any news you know of in your ,    .   lt;  own immediate .neighborhood.     If you are s,  not a subscriber we would very much like '       ;, '\  to send the paper to you, the price.is only, > >i  $2.00 per annum, or $.100 for six months. ���>- ��~   " "  N* ">���  -'        -"'**.-.-"    - Y    <���'.*-'  ���r     *    "- \-"^- *%*  ..The Nicola Valley��� 'News.  ===== Merritt, B. C: -: -^  All classes of Commercial, Poster, and Pamphlet  Printing turned out at ��� our job Printing - Dept.  ���_  / ! '        i       1    * -"   >f>  i.  iii  ^1  J J-  >>_  i  f;  1  _P  -3  .4  i  S   i  M  i ���  1  1  F  >ul  ��"  i  %  ���# iHE NICOLA VALDEY NEWS  Friday, lltlit...;...':. .(}  ^  gp^gggggij^^^  ��� \  2=2^_^i__^___2_!p??rs:st2s^s_a__^_n^33  Mens Heavy Shirts  .ejBfu  a��4.a    eifa^o  s, Regtil  '.   rtpR  ���~Jr'    '���!*�����'  '���Jf <  mow $1.00 & $1.25  ^.asaaaa ���KsaraBsaii mmm L'sgs7-^i--i'-^^as8___..: ehseeki  SWEATER 0  ��  LDREN  We K&v  av LAI  e  a  Splendid  Assortment  of these and  are giving them  away now  Now is t^e time  to get  a Bargain.  at  Cost.  fe^'?M'^.H��.��<#'-^^ f=TT*i. ^  ������jre..-!*^'-^  Is filled  with good,things for yen.    Give us  a trial   order and  see  .i        ��� - -  the'splendid   quality and  low'prices we'are offering.  for yourself  i  -     1- ' * . - '  ���w^r^j U.I'^WTlBi   ;. ��� I.  I j-  !.l  \3

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