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Array &*^jik-*&��$5l-A  Vol. 4, No 1  MERRITT, B.C.,-FEBRUARY 28. 1913  Price 5 Cents  Trunk Roads to  be Kept Good  Mr. Dan Sutherland Is Pleased  With the Appropriations for  This  District.  Our genial and efficient Road  Superintendent, Mr. Dan Sutherland, is in Merritt this week end,  and is well pleased with the prospect for the coming season's  work.  An appropriation of $11.5,000,00  as compared to $110,000.00 last  year, will enable him to continue  his work of making the roads of  this district the best in the  Province. There is not much  new road building on his programme^ but the main trunk  roads most in, use will be repaired and kept up to the standard of Mr. Sutherland's high  ideals.  Willow Grange  Farm Sold  Jwh, Cattle Breeder Shortly'to  Become a Resident of  " " :   I  the Valley  -*\ Mr.   John ^W.   >LangIeyt of  ���"'��� Thurles, Ireland has. purchased  i -an option,, through .Mr.^R,-G.. $:*  '/J: Anthony/ on the'Willow ."Grange  ;f; Fai;in, 'Canford, for $1,000.  the  'Hotal purchase price being$40,000  ' -all payable on short-terms.,., '.���  1 -**-' The Willow Grange farm'was  purchased in 1910*from A. Clem-  mes by Macaulay   arid  Nicolls  ���of Vancouver,  who are selling  - now at a good advance on the  price paid at that time.  Both dials were put' through  by Mr. Anthony who has,managed the farm for Macau lay '&  Nicolls, and he still remains with  the new owner.  Mr. Langley, who is an Irish  .landlord, has been an extensive  breeder of 'Aberdeen, Angus,  and Hereford cattle at home.  He has spent some time in the  Nicola Valley, and having ridden  -^over.the-idistrict- from _Canford  for some ^distance beyond Douglas Lake, is much - pleased with  the prospects, and so convinced  is he with the future success of  this district, that having purchased this new home, he has  returned to Ireland to complete  -the arrangements for moving his  family out here.  Mr. Langley with his great  experience in cattle raising  should make a very desirable  settler in this district, and his  - efforts at. Canford should do  much to improve the stock rais--  ing industry in the Valley, as  well as proving very profitable  for himself.' # ' ' a  .This is just another instance  of the way in which our Valley  of Sunshine attracts outside  settlers and capital, and shows  how easily it can be populated,  if the inhabitants, woald combine  in an effort to bring the advan-  . tages before 'the public in  . general.   ,  /' / All intending house building  ,   should go and see Bird's -Wall  [,'��� Boards  kept   by   A*.  McGoran,  Voght St.   This wall board takes  the place of lumber and is of  \\ wood fibre with a sfained finish  and is a most artistic and well  finished production.. See advertisement.  Light Turned on  Without Hitch  Baby Darnbrough Closes Switch  Tuesday. Everything Ran  Smoothly.  On Tuesday afternoon Mayor  Reid accompanied -by Alderman  Boyd, T. J. Smith, - Sutcliffe,  Mrs. Darnbrough and Baby Darnbrough visited the power house  for the purpose of turning on the  "juice.,", Mr. Kennedy haying  been through the town to see  that the wiring was all in order,  and that there was no chance of  fire, Baby Darnbrough assisted  by her father, Eng.Darnbrough,  turned on the current. Everything worked quite smoothly and  there was ho hitch of any kind.  The current was on till 5 o'clock  wh'en the staff went for supper,  but was turned on again at 5.30  and remained on till ten p.m. ,  . During the whole of the evening there was not the slightest  trouble, the engine worked perfectly, and there were no short  circuits. .. The engineers and  staff at the Power House are to  be congratulated on the smooth  way-things wenfoff at the inauguration, which reflects; very  creditably on their work. ���'  About,8 o'clock-in the evening  the .Mayor,,conducted, a party, to  Jfeg^P_v?^.^ua^.^or^^ejau^ps��r  of*';christeging? the plant. The,  party  consisted ' of   Aldermen  Menzies, Boyd, Tuthill; Messrs.  Armstrong, * * Jack   Collett,   Joe  Graham, Dr. Rankine, T. .Priest,  J. W. Eilis, Engineers Hall and  Darnbrough and the rest .of the  staff.   The health of the engine  and plant was" drunk and - three  cheers were .given for the plant,  the Mayor, and the merchants of  this city.  " Everybody expressed themselves' as being perfectly-, satisfied with the way things were  running, and_ thought that the  new plant was a great improvement on the old one,  The water supply we are informed will be on in a few days  barring accidents.  X-Ray Machine  For Hospital  Twenty   More   Subscribers  $10 Will Ensure a First  Class  Machine.  of  Robt. Henderson  Returns From Trip  Has Great Hopes of the Aluminum and Gypsum Properties  at Work Near Merritt.  Robert Henderson of Collett-1  ville has returned from an ex tended trip ��� to Scotland and the  United* States." His object was  to enlist capital-in his aluminum  and gypsum properties. The  gypsum property at Canford has  been leased for two ' years, and  Mr. Henderson expects to do  active development this summer.  At.present he is engaged on his  gypsum claims near Merritt and  is already down thirty feet in a  shaft and expects to go sixty.  Dr. Coy of Vancouver owns three  of the five; Mr. Henderson owning the others.  Mr. Henderson has great faith  in���his aluminum claims up Petit  Creek, and it was mainly to put  forth their merits that ho took  thc trip to Europa. While there  he saw tho manager of the  British Aluminum Co., Ltd., in  Lpndojq, England.  Several improvements and additions are under consideration  by the Hospital Directors, including the fencingjand levelling  of the grounds, and the provision  of an X-ray apparatus. Promises  of $340.65 have already been obtained from some 33 subscribers  and quite a few more are expected. It is anticipated that the  whole amount will be promised  before the next meeting of the  Board of Directors.  The following is the list of subscribers to date:  J. A. Maughan  $10.00  G. M. Gemmill r." 10.00  W. Fowler     10.00  L. A. Larson    10.00  T. Priest     10.00  G. W. B. Daniels      5.00  T. Truran  -  5.00  A. F. Rankine     10.00  J.P. Boyd    10.00  F. A. Reid    lO'OO  G. B. Armstrong     10.00'  A. B. Kennedy    10.00  D. L. Munro '.    10.'00  Joe Collett    10.00  Inland Coal & Coke Co    25.uO  Dr. Williams    25.00  Dr. Gilles    10.00  J. H. Collett    10.00  E. Gissing    10.00  A: McGoran \ '.   10.00  D.* Costigan ..... A..: *....,.     5.00  A. N. B. Rogers    10.00  G. F. Ransom .,  - 5.00  R. W. Donaldson...:.'.*..'.'. ..'...*   5.00  J. W. Ellis ,      5.00  D. Brown     10.00  C. Graham    10.00  M. M. Shore      5.00  E. A. Collett      5.00  Bob Clark      5.00  J. E. Walker *....   10.00  J. A. Menzie3      10.00  Bachelor's Ball    35.65  Co-Operative  Concert and Dance  Proceeds After   Deducting   Expenses, to be Handed Over  to Hospital for X-Ray.  Total $340.65  New Garage  for Merritt  Nicola Valley Garage Company  Starts First Class Plant  in This City.  Another industry has been  started in Merritt in the sbepe  of the Nicola Valley Garage Co.,  having opened an automobile  and general repair shop on  Granite avenue, just at the back  of The News.office. Mr. W; H.  Houston, formerly of Golden, B.  G. is manager and is prepared  to take repair work of any kind,  and guarantees that all jobs will  be turned out. in an up-to-date  manner.  The Nicola Valley Garage Co.*  will have the agency for the Ford  automobiles, and a. shipment of  cars is expected in a few days,  when demonstrations will be  given to prospective purchasers  on request, y;'���.  The plant; consists of a lathe,  drill press, power engine and  vulcanizing machine. The latter  will save money for the local auto  owners, as they will now be able  to get their tires repaired at  home without... haying to send  away as heretofore, thus saving  time and money.- - -  A plant of this kind should fill  a long felt want in this city, not  to owners of.autos alone but also  to other residents; as it will now  be possible to get things''turned"  which befoie had to be sent away.  The tea, concert and dance,  gi,ren by the Co-Operative Store  in the new K. P. Hall last Friday  night, proved quite a success,  the hall being filled to excess,  many having to go away without  getting admission. The tea was  enjoyed by all who Dartook ot  the , dainties that adorned the  tables, which were attended by  the Misses M. Bond. E. Highland, N. Service and M. Stephenson, while Mesdames Bond, Hebron, Stephenson, Wade and Skim-  ings assisted by ths manager  W. A. Heslop, looked after the  cutting up of the aforesaid goods.  .) The President, M. F. Bond,  who occupied the chair, in his  opening remarks, said it was a  great honour to him to occupy  the position of chairman over  such an interesting gathering,  and.in speakifig. about the success of the Society during the  month of its existence, he urged  the members on to a greater  work in the months to come. As  they were anxious to hear the  musical part of the evening and  then the , dance, he would com-  fmence the, concert by-calling^on  the, friends whose name, were  down,on,the programme: Before  commencing the programme,'the  chairman intimated that" the  balance, after the expense of the  night, would be handed over to  the Hospital towards the purchasing of an "X"Ray apparatus :  The programme was as follows:  Song .'..." Empress of the Sea"  Mr. J. S. Gaitor  I Lovo to Live,in Love Land"  Miss S. Fairly    "s  Song "Queen of the Earth"  Mrs. Walker*"  Duet "Larboard Watch"  Messrs. Weaver and Staton  Violin Solo ' '   Mrs. Langstaff  Song .,..". '......." Silver Bell"  Miss E. Hinds  (Fifteen minute  address on Co-operation by the Secretary, Mr. F. J. Hogg)  Song.^.-���.-.-.-^ . .-.-.-.*.. .^The Skippers-  Mr. J. S. Gaitor ���  Song '."Robin Adair"  Mrs. Walker  Song...'............."Ora Pro Nobis"  Miv Staton  -  Violin Solo. ...  ���...  Mrs. Langstaff  Song ..........." Auld Scotch Songs "  ��� ������'.-,*_ Miss S. Fairly  (Short address Mr. Harold Greig) '  At the piano Mrs. Tuthill.     ,  After the concert the floor was  immediately cleared to make  way for Mr. W. . Clappertpn,  floor.manager, to get ready for  the dance.   ���     ���   y .,  The musicians were Messrs.  Bullen, Smith and Welton. The  whole proceedings terminating  about three in the ��� morning, ���-  Everybody being satisfied.  Items of  Local Interest  The patients of the Nicola  Valley General Hospital wish to  thank Mr. G. B. Armstrong for  the gifts of fruit he so kindly  sent.  Engineer Hall, of Ducane  Dutcher and( Company, returned  to the city on Sunday from Van  couver.  The staff of the Bank of Montreal held a "house warming"] in  the flat above the Bank last Saturday night. A most enjoyable  time was spent in conversation  and playing cards. Those who as-  ssted In the. celebration were  Messrs. Green,Peters, Maugham,  Mayor Reid. Blair Reid, Williams,  Gemmill,1 Balz, Boyd, Gay, Eddie,  Walker) Donaldson, Keowh,  Round, Neville, Lindsay and  Leach.  Mrs. Welfare celebrated b,or  birthday, last Monday, those  present' being Mrs. Cleasby and  Mrs. and Miss Smith from Coiit-  lee, Mrs.-and-Miss-Taylor, Mrs  Devonshire, Mrs." Blair Reid,  Mrs. Joe Collett,' Mrs.: H. Priest  and Miss. Spalding. '  "*��r  Mr. Richmond 'left .onr Monday  for; ashort trip.'-.,,'.' '  Song.  John Royle and Norman Woodward were visitors in town  Thursday.  J. D. Loechman has been promoted to the Editorial chair in  our Contemporary.  Edgar Nashon, Provincial Constable, left for Kelowna Thursday, where he-will be in charge  of the Police office.  The Rev. iljr. Petrie left On  Monday to attend' the meeting  of the Presbytery at Revelstoke.'  , Lindsay & Wilson, the up-to-  date plumbers ahd pipe-fitters  are busily engaged on the City  Hotel.  Wednesday night'the Merritt  Dancing Academy held one of  the best little dances ever given  in Menzie's Hall. The extended  floor space gave additional comfort and pleasure to the large attendance. The music, composed  of���f our" piecesY excelled- itself  under the able leadership of P.  SmithvWho, we regret to learn, is  shortly to take a vacation. Mr.  Gerard, a new arid welcome addition to the orchestra/was at  the piano. Next Wednesday may  be the last of the series for some  time, so if you want something  extra, get the impulse and come  along. For further information  see advertisement.  Baking Sale  Big Success  Ladies Aid Very Pleased with Result of Their Sale Last  Saturday  ,$he Baking Sale held by ' the  Ladies Aid of the Presbyterian  Church, in the Walters Block,  kindly lent for the occassion by  Mr. Radcliffe of the Southern B.  C. Lands Co., proved an unqualified success. The proceeds  amounting to $92. '^  vFrom the time of opening till  supper time the room was crowd-  ed/to the doors aind the. cak<_s,  fruit,and flowers were' disposed  of?jfar quicker than theorgahis-  or-s ever dreamt of. By supper  time or shortly after everything,  with the exception of a "few  apples was cleared and a number  of-would-be customers had to be  turned away.        ������ ��  ,*  The result was. most, "encouraging to the Ladies,..whp^im-  formed us that the next time a  sale,.of this description was held,  they, would get' in a double  supply ot good things, -so that  those .who were prevented from  getting round in the afternoon,  owjrfgtto business.-rtiight/have a  chance to partake in the even- .  .       I1*     i '      ** ' "<s       '    *  ing- ^       ��  'The. Ladies,   who are��t6\be  j?origratuJated.pnJ;hev_way?_.^e3____..  made/-���.the - Jarrangefeenti^^ami':^'  carried on- the-'sale,**Vish..-9to.Hr"  thank - those' whoso kindly dohat-   .  ed .towards the* sale, arid -ask, Y  that-all those who -did- not receive ' their   plates   to "call at  Rankine's Drug Store for' them.   -  n  \  _'i i ���*-/���  .*. ,i,  A -meeting of S. Michael's  Guild will be held in the Parish  Hall on Wednesday, March 5th,  at-3 o'clock. A full attendance  is reguested.  There is good skating on the  Slough at the back of Hudson's  house.  Mrs. C. Neai, from Colorado,  'is the new teacher at the school  at Lower Nicola.  The'Brunswick Pool Room is  now on Quilchena avenue, next  to the Palm.  The shoemakers in this City  are on strike owing to the city  collecting its trade licence.  Compulsory "*  Education  On and After March -1st the Educational Act Will be Rigorously Enforced..  Chief Eggleshaw, who .is the  School" Inspector for thjs' city,  asks us-to announeethaton-an'd-  after IVJarch 1st, 1913, ho will enforce the following Act in a most  rigorous manner: "* *  Compulsory Educatign -  On and after the 1st. 'day of  March 1913 every child from .the  age seven to fourteen', inclusive;  shall attend school hou^j},' ev.gry  school day subject to the-.exemptions provided for. Namelv:  1. That the child fe' being  educated by some means satisfactory to the Police Magistrate,  or Justice of Peace.  2 That the child is prevented  from attending school bj- sjek-  ness, or any other unavoidable  cause. -        ���   " '���' *  ..PENALTY,      ",."    -  Any parent or guardian. is>  liable to a fine of not' more than  $5 for the first wilful offence,  and double that penalty'fpr.each  subsequent offence, which .fine  shall be enforced as provided. ;  The Tillieum Whist G_ub��met  at Mrs. Wilson's last night. The  ladies first prize was Won by'  Mrs. G^y and the gentleman's'  by* Mayor Reid. Mrs.-Blair ^Reid  won the ladies' booby and A. J.  M. Round the gentlemen's. " IHE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, February 28, 1P.13 U  ���!���  M  1 {   f  \ I  AMONG THE CHURCHES  ANGLICAN CHURCH  Sunday, March 2nd.  Merritt���11 a.m.  Confirmation Class 2.30 p.m.  Nicola-7.30 p.m.  Wednes </.: ���  Merritt���8. p.m. c  Friday-  Nicola���8p.m.  J. Thompson,"  Vicar.  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCII  Sunday, March 2nd, 1912.  Merritt���Divine Servica,. 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  Tuesdayofcach  month at 8 p.  m.  Soj.our fl  og brothers cordially invited.  A. R.  Carkington  W. M.  F. A. Reid  Secretary.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance  Six months $1.00  R. W. Donaldson,   Managing Editoi*  Twoaty-fivo conts on inch, for . iogular id-  vcr.isinr. Land and water notices $7.00 for 60  days.. 55.00 for 3C .ays.  Classified advertising 10 cents a lir.c; extra  woi_b2 cunta.  Special ratea furnished for larcc contract a''  rertlsitiR.  Address  THB NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Bax E Morrltt. B.C.  Phone 25.  A.   0. F.  Court NicolaNo.  8931 meets the 2nd  and 4th Thursdays  in each month, in  the Board of Trade  Room"/ Barwick  Block Nicola, B.  C. Visiting brethren cordially invited toattoid.  Thos Heslop C. R.  H. H. Matthews, Sec.  Nicola Valley  Lodge No. 46  meets in K. P.  Hall in Simpson &  .Cranna building  every Wednesday  nisht 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  OUR THIRD BIRTHDAY  With this edition we enter upon our fourth year of existence.  During the past year a' number  of changes have taken place,  including new premises, with one  exception an entirely new staff,  the paper has been increased  from four pages to six and  sometimes eight pages, and has  taken on a better appearance all  round. Several improvements  haye been made and are being  made to the mechanical end- of  the office, and still greater improvements should soon be visible  both in the paper and in the job  woik.  Our aim for the year we are  just entering will be to give the  news of the city in an unbiased  manner,andthough"criticism may  be necessary at times, we hope  it will be free from personalities.  The object of our existence is  not to give vent to personal  spites, but to try and assist this  city and the valley in its growth,  by bringing the improvements  made and its possibilities to investors before the outside world,  and it is with that object in view  that-we enter the fourth year of  our existence.  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  N. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B  Barrister and Soliciter*  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  J. A, MAUGHAN.  SOLICITOR,  NOTARY  PUBLIC  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto.  Office   - Opposite Armstrong's  MERRITT, B. C.  H. R. li. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  r. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S.. B.C.L.S  B* P. Heywood. B.Sc. B.C.L.S.  Christie, Dawson  & Heywood  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B.C..  Branch        -      Ashcroft, B. C.  A. B. KENNEDY  We sell and install  Everthing   Electrical  in.'  LAND ACT  Y��lo Land District. . District of Yale.  Take notice that Gahr Pedorson Myron 0/ Otter  Valley. B. C., occupation rancher, intends to a_>-  ,pljr for permission to purchase tho following: de^  scribed land:  Commencing at a post planted 20 chains North  ef tbe   South' East   corner  of Lot 238, thonce  South 20 ��� chains, thenco Easti20 chains, thence  .jtoHh 20 chains, thence West 20. chains to point  ''. ��f eoafmencement and coniaininir .40 acres morn  AV "*'._: GAHR PEDERSON MYRBN.  " Pate. November 4th, 1912.  BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS  The Toronto Mail and'Empire  highly commends the course  taken by this province iii-Jits*  efforta to control tuberculosis  among cattle. The Toronto paper  says: . ..   _       '  ."British Columbia aspires to  build up a high-class live stock  industry, for which its climate  and natural resources peculiarly  adapt it. To help ensure a purebred undiseased .foundation stock  thie McBride t Government has  had legislation -passed for the  compulsory testing of all cattle  for tuberculosis, and the' subsequent destruction of infected  animals, with provisions for  compensation by the Government. , This laudable and expensive endeavor would be rendered  futile if tubercular cattle ��� were  free to enter from the United  States"orf romanyof- the ~Can^  adian provinces. The Dominion  regulation requiring that American cattle imported for other  than, show purposes shall be proved by special test to be free  charge. This, .commendable in  itself, is neither an educational  campaign nor an aggressive  effort to eradicate thc disease.  The concentrating of attention  upon this question and the subjecting it to thorough enquiry,  is very desirable,' and ought to  be welcomed both by the trade  and the public. To the consumer  of meat and milk the matter is  of vital interest.  "British Columbia has a  weighty advantage in beginning  its campaign to eliminate bovine  tuberculosis at the virtual beginning of its cattle-raising industry, Its attempt to preserve  its quickly communicable tuberculosis, is highly creditable to  its authorities. Already the  morbidity has been reduced  from 3 per cent. The older  provinces, with cattle-raising  and dairying industries of great  magnitude, face a much more  difficult problem. The doubts as  to the communicableness of  bovine tuberculosis to human  beings, and the contention thai  germs in diseased' meat arc  killed in cooking, cannot for an  instant weigh as reasons for a  policy of laisscz faire. The  Dominion Government, by its  $10,000,000 aid to agricultural  education, and the Ontario  Goverment in its long course of  progressive activity on behalf of  the farmer have made themselves the strongest force in the  forward movement of Canadian  agriculture. The effective handling of the bovine tuberculosis  problem, in co-operation with  the cattle owners, will no doubt  take its due place in, public  policy."  .  from tubercular  infection  SPORT ;  On our Sporting Pago we publish a notice with regard to,the  Trorey -Cup and we > hope ; that  several clubs,will be present, at  the meeting on March 2, and  that,there,_wjll.be many. entries  for the Clip. "'���-.''  We are very. glad to see tliat  an effort is being made to get  football started in the city and  trust that not only this side of  sport but every other sice will  be taken up strongly. A city  that takes no interest in 'sport  is a pretty dead city.  While talking of sport we  were pleased to receive the information early in the week  that a Polo Club had started  at Quilchena, which will give  an opportunity to those interested  in'-_ that fine " and exhilarating  sport to keep in practice.        "  GREIG VS. CITY >  ��� Owing tothe-city- not���being  ready to go on, the case of  Greig vs the City of Merritt was  adjourned to the sitting of thc  County Court to be held on  March 19th. Without expressing  pro- any opinion as to the merits of  tccts the cattle of Canada as a  whole. The Dominion order-in-  council requiring a similar test  of Canadian cattle for shipment  to British Columbia completes  the fence around that province.  "It is certain that if the cattle in the other Canadian provinces arc reasonably free frcm  tubercular infection tho British  Columbia, restriction will' have  no discriminating effect. The  United States imposes the same  test on all Canadian cattle for  sale in that country. But then'  is no accurate information  whether bovine tuberculosis is  prevalent in Ontario, Alberta  and other cattle raising provinces  or not. The growth and pros-j  pei'ity of Ontario cattle-raising  would be seen > prima facie evidence that tubercular infection  is not as common as some live  sfock experts have represented.  The only pro.viffci&l or Dominion  regulation in effect respecting  the matter is one enabling the  owner "of cattle to have them  Government-tested     free      of  the case, it must appear to any  sane individual that the best  course for the city to take  would have been to have paid  Mr. Greig's claim for $116.  Through adjourning ths case tho  eity have assumed a liability  for the costs of bringing Mr.  Greig's witnesses, etc, to the city  to no purpose, which, put at  a conservative estimate, will  amount to $100. Surely in these  circumstances it was the duty  of the city to save the public  purse and pay Mr. Greig's claini.  If the city win the. case, .thoy  will have to pay $100, for the  costs of the adjouncd trial, and  if they lose they will in addition  to the $100,h.ave to pay whatever  sum is awarded to Mr. Greig  plus the costs of the case, which  will easily run them into another  $200. We take no sides in the  case at all, but it does appear to  us that there has been an 'unnecessary' chance taken with  public money, the greater part,  of which will go in lawyer's,  fees. ���'-  GOOD WORK BY Mr. LUCAS  Mr. Lucas, who has worked  hard on the im'gation problems  both before and since he entered  the h:.use, is no doubt pleased to  see that his efforts are bearing  fruit.' "'{.  Mr. Lucas gave considerable  time and thought'to the irrigation question and as a result of  which ho came to the conclusion  that it was necessary to have  legislation to control and regulate  the irrigation companies. He  now has the pleasure of seeing  his ideas embodied in the Bill oi  the Minister of Lands which provides for-tho creation of Irrigation Municipalities with full  power to construct reservoirs  and do all things necessary for  the carrying on of irrigation, including the issuing of debentures.  Amongst other things this Valley has to thank Mr. Lucas for is  tho grant for the new Court  House for the City, the grant for  the Goyernment Office at Nicola,  (und talking of these two grants  we are pleased to observe that  thc provision is made that if these  grants bo not big enough they  will bo supplemented), thc gram  of $2,500 for the Hospital, and  the grant of $2,500 for an Agricultural Hall in -his cily. With  these new buildings and improvements going on, our city will be  greatly improved and beautified.  Correspondence,  "Give the Devil His Due"  Lower Nicola, B. C.  Feb. '22nd, 1913.  Tho Editor, ;  N.cpla Valley News,  Merritt, B. C. -  ���  Sir, ���Your editorial concerning the Rainbow has one or two  statements that are not .true and  as}.be Canadian Army arid Navy  should be outside the -political  arena Ishould be glad if yoii'  would publish thc iollowing:  The Rainbow can steam 18  knots without forced' draught;  her guns, torpedoes, searchlight,  wireless plant, etc. are all of the  latest pattern and were actually  taken out of more modern warships in order that the Canadian  seamen should have' up-to-date  instruction. The fact that thc  Rainbow is undermenned is not  thc fault of Canadians of either  pnrty but duo to the general  apathy with which tho people of  Canada, as a whole, regard naval  and military defence. Neither  scamennor militiamen have increased under thc Conservative  regime, but better organization  is apparent as far as the militia  "department~is~concerned. The  Egeria does 'not' belong to the  Dominion of Canada,' she is the  property of the Navy League.  As is well known in the Valley,  I hold no brief for the Liberal  party, but deliberate mis-statements can do tho Conservative  party no good in the long run.  I havo, etc.  CHARLES FLICK, .  . L'cut.-Colonel, Commanding 31st Regiment.  Our information as to thc  speed of thc Rainbow came from  one aboard her. We did not lay  the blame of thc under-manning  of tho Rainbow to, any political  party, merely criticised the Liberal party for ignoring the  apathy which the above writer  admits. We have yet to learn  that we stated ,that the Egeria  belonged to tho Dominion of  Canada, but even if we had, it  would not alter our .statement  that she was another instance of  the aputhy of Canadians to  matfprs naval and military.  [Ed.]  Money talks���and  stops talk.  ."''.���.  it   always  Any man thinks he knows a  lot about women until he marries  one. ...  A. F. RANKINE  DRUGGIST  Drugs  Patent  Medicines  Sundries  Stationery  Tobaeeos  Magazines  Lending Library  Nicola Valley  Meat Market  -Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of=  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh Fish always on hand.      Orders receive, prompt  attention.  < Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  i ���  Manager*  New Coldwater Hotel  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER,  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.     >J���  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST1!  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST, BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  M. McInTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  i.  INCORPORATED   1855.  BANK ofTORONTO  PAID UP CAPITAL  .*..-$6,000,000  RESERVED FUNDS   $6,176,578  SAVINGS ACCOUNTS invited.   Interettis paid on balances,  half-yearly, ,  MONEY ORDERS and Drafts sold.  LETTERS OP CREDIT AND TRAVELERS CHECKS issued.  GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS conducted,  Open Saturday evenings from 7 till 8.30.  Merritt Branch,  A. N. B. Rogers, Mgr.  Trucking and Draying  Rigs to,Hire  The Merritt Livery  and Feed Stables  Agent   for   Diamond  Vale  Coal  Largest and best equipped livery in the upper  country. Commercial trade a specialty. ���  ALEX. COUTLEE, Prop.  Merritt, B. C. Friday; * February 28, 1913.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  For that quiet game  ; ���fiyf'':.:^:.-.  The Merritt  Pool Room  Everything in   first-  class shape.   Tables  AI.  Cigars, Cigarettes,  Tobaccos, Soft  Drinks, Candies, etc.  Next G. B. Armstrong's   ;  Quilchena Avenue  Watch pur.   blackboard  for  latest sporting news.  SID MEARON and  FRANK BARNES, Props  ->.  Let's Make 1913  A Booster Year  For our town, and let it  mark 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���rand  see if we can't figure out a  way for you to start breaking ground 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-,-wjl*  lumber of the quality* we  handle'be as cheap, be-.'  cause every year* our virgin  forests are growing smaller  and the demandsaregrow-  ing larger. We say in all  sincerity, "Lucky, will be  the man who builds in  1913,"    It interested, come  in.  'There'* No Place Like Home'  VANCOUVER  LUMBER COY  MERRITT, B. C.  J. E. Weaker, Manager,  FUNERAL  OIRECTOR  AND EMBALMED  Address left   with A. P. Rankin  druggist, will receive prompt  attention.  N. J. BARWICK  MERRITT .and NICOLA  Nicola Phone No. 5.  Merritt Phone No. 26.  AND   OTHER  SPORTING   ITEMS  Formed New  Polo Club  The Nieola   Valley Polo   Club  Started at Quilchena.   Will  Affiliate with Hurlirgham  A meeting of those interested  in polo was held at Quilchena on  Monday, and resulted in the formation of the Nicola; Valley Polo  Club, with headquarters at Quilchena. Amongst those present  were Major Conant, Jos.Guichon  sen., Jos. Guichon jun. H. H.  Matthews, P. Ward. Geo. Murray, Capt.. Leader, G. JLodwick.  Jos. Guichon. sen. has generously donated the ground and everything looks favorable for a very  successful season. The. elub  will affiliate with Hurlingham.  the premier polo club in England,  This will facilitate tho sale of  polo ponies, which can be registered; There will be a monthly"  gymkana race meeting for polo  ponies, and the club will probably send a team to compete for  the Roper Cup (now held by  Kamloops) and to the Canadian-  American tournament at Victoria  in August. There are many  players in the Valley, who are  well-known in the polo world,  and doubtless when they have  hada little practice and have got  into their team play, they will  worthily uphold the sporting  traditions of the Valley.  The officers chosen were as  follows: ���*  President, Major Conant; com-  mittee~(G. Lodwick, Capt. Lead,  er; sec.-treasurer, Jos. Guichon,  junior,    t.    ���   ���  Champion in  Good Form  Melbourne Inman Created Three  Records With One Break  Against Diggle.  ' Westminister | Beaten  The-Vancouver Curling Club  scored'a win over the new formed" New Westminister Club on  Saturday at the local Arena  when they won two games out  of three from the visitors. In the  aggregate score the locals were  only one point to the good.. The  scores were as follows:  Martin 8 Moore  9  Wilson 13 McKay  5  McGuffin ... 6 Doran 14  Total.  .27  28  _���.**  '*    ,'  LAND ACT  Yale Land District.      District of Yale  Take notice that Mary Ellen Camp  ell of Vancouver, intends to apply  far permission to purchase the following described land:       ' '    -  Commencing   at a post planted at  Northwest   corner   North  of  Brown  Creek,   about  threo    and  one-fourth  miles from Chilliwack Lake,   British  Columbia; thence South 40 chains along  line of John Love's claim-to-British  , Columbia and United States Boundary  line Southwest corner;  thence East 80  ,;hains along boundury line  Southeast  corner; thence North tO chains; thence  , West 80 chains to place , of beginning,  containing 320 acree, more or less.  MARY ELLEN CAMPBEL1  .* i John Kenneth Campbell, Agen*  ���     Dated November 30, 1912.'  ,,44*-9' *  Zbyszko Thrown  .  By Lemarih  Giant'Pole. Downed f>r '.e First  time Since Gotch did the  Trick  Chicago, Feb. 24.���Stanislaus  Zbyszko, the Polish wrestler, was  thrown here tonight by Constant  Lemarin, in a handicap match in  which the Pole undertook to  throw .Lemarin , and Raymond  Cazeau both.in one hour.  Lemarin outclassed Zbyszko in  speed and was behind him all  the time. The fall came in 24.10  with a reverse Nelson and -arm  scissors hold. It was the first  time Zbyszko has b..en pinned to  the mat since Gotch accomplished  the fact two years ago.  Zbyszko then threw CazeaU in  6.12 and demanded that Lemarin  return* to give Zbyszko a chance  to throw him in the remaining  minutes of his hour. Lemarin  refused and the bout ended with  a dispute, the promoters withholding the stakes.  ������'. Melbourne Inman, world's  champion English billiard player,  who delighted hundreds of Vancouver enthusiasts last season by  his wonderful playing in exhibition matches in the Terminal  City, is playing better now than  at any time during his career as  a professional. His form this  season has created quite a sensation in the old country, but his  latest achievement of 787 against  E. Diggle in the $5000 tournament at Soho Square, London,  ranks with the best breaks made  by any of "the stars in'recent  years.  In compiling 787, , Inman did  i^ot make the highest break recorded by any player, but he established three new records. He  made a new world's record with  ivory balls under the present  playing rules, beat all previous  breaks in the tournament and established a* new personal record.  The champion's previous  effort under any rules was 625,  compiled against Harry Stevenson in 1909. r  The Sporting Life gives the  champion great credit for, the  break and most of the old country  critics class it as equal to Stevenson's record of 1016 with bonzb-  line balls as all of the professionals acknowledge that it is  much easier to keep the bonzb-  lines under control than it is tp  keep strings attached* to the  ivories for such a long period.  . Inman played open billiards  right through the break and did  not stop long enough at any time  to make it monotqnous to watch  by playing one particular stroke.  He played the all-round game  right through and this fact  makes the run all the more  meritorious. A curious feature  about the new record is that it  all started off a fluke and Diggle  did not hesitate to* remind the  champion later in the game  about this fact. Inmanfs playing against Diggle on the third  day of the match was wonderful,  ln six consecutive visits to the  _table_he_sc_ore_d_l_46!L_P_oi_n_ts_and  averaged 244 1-2 each visit. His  breaks were 134, 127,' 66, 140,  213, and 787.  FOOTBALL  All football clubs desiriug to  enter a team for the Trorey Cup  aro requested to send two delegates to confer with the committee pf the Middlesboro' Society  (the trustees of the cup) on Sun  day evening, March 2nd in the  Club Hall, with regard to the  running of the Cup games this  Spring. .'   ' : Vo-  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, BC.  The choicest of Beef, mutton, etc., always oh hand  Fresh Fish, Ji.ggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  Johnson Cannot Come To Canada  Ottawa, Feb, 34.���The commissioner of Immigration" has issued  orders to all imnjigration agents  on the border between Canada  and the United States to refuse  admission to Jack Johnson, the  heavyweight champion pugilist,  should he attempt to enter Canada.  . Outlook Rink Beaten  Moose Jaw, Feb. 24th���With  forty-two rinks in attendance the  ninth annual* bonspiel of the  Moose" Jaw curling club was commenced today with' the first  drawn in the grand 'challenge.  The feature was the defeat of  best Gibb-Strong. Outlook combination. Kellough, the only Winnipeg man present, has not a  rink together and it was doubted  if he would take any part in the  spiel.  ���o-  Hockey at Winnipeg  Winnipeg, Feb. 24���For the  fourth time this season the Win-  hipegs demonstrated their superiority over the Victorias .when  they downed the former champions by a "score of 5"to 4 after  the fastest game of the season.  W. E. Johnson .  Tonsorial Jlrtist-  RAZORS HONED  VOGHT STREET   -    MERRITT  Woman's Swimming Record  Sydney, N. S. W., Feb. 24--  Fanny Durack established today  a :new record for a 300-yard  swim by a woman. Her time  was 4 minutes 15 seconds. The  former record, 4 minutes 25 2-5  seconds, was' held by Daisy  Cur wen, an English woman,  CAPT. STEPHENSON  Merchant Tailor  Clothes Cleaned and Pressed  QUILCHENA AVE.  FOR SALE  Good going  RESTAURANT  BUSINESS  Apply B. & F. Restaurant,  Voght Street, Merritt.  Have  you  shampoo? * ** *  tried a   Gemmill  Airship Trip for $25  Anyone with tho nerve���and  $25 in cash���may this coming  summer take the trip from Vancouver to Victoria by airship on  any fine day. This is stated positively by R. Wyckham, a well  known English aviator who has  been spending some months in  the locality. Mr. Wyckham will  also establish a school of aviation  at the coast. Mr. Wyckham expects that the trips will be commenced in two or three months'  ai.d one will be made each day,  weather permitting. He says  that from Vancouver to the capital, he would foi low pretty closely the steamship routes and thc  trip would tako an hour.  Wanted���third class engineer  for Diamond Vale Colleries.  Apply ''Superintendent' A. E.  Smith or Assistant General  Manager J. A. Russell. "'  TO LET  Rooms with use sitting room  Apply first house on the  left past Presbyterian  church Quilchena Avenue  UNDERTAKER  AND FUNERAL OIRECTOR  Caskets aad Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granite Ave. Merrit  Electric Restorer for Men  Ph<-<-nhonol restores every nerve in the bouy  rnubpnunui tn it3 pr_pcr tcaslon. re,tores  vim and vitality. Premature decay find nil sexual  weakDcss averted at once. Fhosphonol will  i.-ake ycu a new man. Price S8 a box, or two for  Mailed to any address.   Tho SooboU Drug,  Your insurance  Does it need looking after?  If so, See tlie Man who makes a  specialty of looking after policies  HE IS  J. B. RADCLIFFE  If you want a gentlemen's Cigar  go to the  BRUNSWICK  . in stock ;"'  THE "LE PREFERENCE" (Ten minutes in Havana).   La Flor De Vallons.    oavannah  Our Diclt, Etc.  It you Hl-oVmild'.ciear try the "Bobby Burns".   Ask'the doctor.  IN.  *l  LIVERY  STABLES  MERRltT-CORLMONT STAGE  Leaves 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.  .... -ry  VOGHT STREET  MERRITT  The Palm  H.iS.J) ARKNEiL,   Proprietor  The Finest Assortment of  Tobaccos, Stationery and  Candies in the Nicola  Valley  F. G. PAIGE  General Blacksmith  Sleighs, Cutters and all kinds of Farm Machinery always on  hand.  Horseshoeing a Specialty  St. Catharines. Ont.  For Fine Job Printing  . /   >  Phone , $h$>News Office  And our Represenrtatofewi&csdl on you.       ,.;  ������ ." IHtt NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, February 28. IQIB  TV Trial Will  Convince You  that I give One Hundred Cents Worth for a  Dollar.   My feed and prices are the best in town.  I have always on hand Brick, Lime, Plaster and  Cement.   Phone 30.  R. ft. SMITH  BUTTERICK. EASHIONS  iMH^ggprfBajas ���*%��{** 9^,13 a*1*- i^SISS-J} *s  Just Out  If you Wfint to see correct,  new Spring styles stunningly illustrated, get the new  ' Spring issue of  "Butterick  Fashions"  Pages and pages and pages  of the smartest designs,  specially selected. Every  article of a woman's wardrobe displayed in a varied  and complete assortment.  There's a Father ought to  _, have his picture  Photographer  taken-he hasn't  in Your had   a  photo  graph since, that  Town funny   looking  one in the cut-  ��� away coat that he was  married in. ('Twas a noon  wedding, you know.)  Yes, mother says 'twas a  good one of him as he looked then, but really, for the  sake of the family, there  should be one of him as  he looks now..  Opp.  Chas. F.  Schools  Hooper  Merritt  The Ci  James Chapman came into the  town from Victoria last week and  is staying with Mr. Garcia.  The Nicola Valley Hospital is  fairly busy at present, there  being twenty-one patients.  The city electric light was  turned on Tuesday evening for a  few hours as a trial.  Mr. T. J. Smith returned to  town from Vancouver on Sunday  last.  Poultry fanciers see R. A.'  Smith- for scratch food and  wheat meal.  The Mayor, accompanied by  Aldermen Boyd and Menzies and  some friends, visited the Power  House Tuesday evening and were  shown all over the plant.  PIONEER  BARBER SHOP  Dickie & Norman  Proprietors  We guarantee you first class  work.   Razors honed.  Any Butterick Pattern  Free With Every Copy  Price 25c  By Mail 35c  Next door  to ��� Brunswick   Pool  Room.  Diamond Vale Supply  Company., Ltd.  Harness and  Saddlery  Trunks, Valises, etc. always (  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.    ������  Best .of satisfaction in all  ,  departments. '   Prices   are  right.  IN. J. BAR WICK  Last Sunday Major Reid, Joe  Collett and Dick Trodden were  down looking at the bridge on  the Nicola Road with a view to  private capita! putting up a simij  lar bridge on Garcia street.  Mr. Mclntyre has made several  .mprovements in the lounges of  the Coldwater Hotel. Thoso that  were originally.in the entrance  hall have been moved up-stairs,  where room has been made for  them and a nice, comfortable  lounge is now in use on the first  floor. A number of rocking  chairs have taken the place of  the old lounge3 in the entrance  hall.   *     *  The abolition of the Poll tax wili  be more popular in British Columbia than certain business and  corporation taxes to take its  place. Similarly the free gift of  homesteads is more commended  than the increase of lumber dues.  ;��� It has been announced that M.  EL Nicholls, editor, of the Telegram, and part proprietor of the  newspaper, is moving from Winnipeg to ^Montreal, where he will  take charge of the new morning  paper there in conjunction with  B. A. Mc-Nab, former editor of  the Star. It is not stated here  who will succeed Mr. Nicholls,  who has been resident in Winnipeg for tho past seven years,  and is president of the Western  Associated Press.  J. B. Radcliffe, of the Southern  B. C. Lands and Mines, is in  receipt of a' magnificent production of'the printer's and publisher's art namely, "A History  of British Columbia. Its history, people, commerce, industries and resources." Compiled  by H. J. Boam and published by  Sells, Ltd., 168 Fleet Street,  London, England. One of the  best contributions to the volume  is that 'of the Southern B. C.  Lands and Mines, and .epresents  some of the phases of agricultural life in thc Nicola Valley.  The price of this book is twenty-  five dollars.  D.' G.   Sutherland,   thc road  superintendent was in town.-  C. Hamilton.,"manager, of the;  Lazy L-ranch passed through  on Wednesday. ,  Nicola  -ierrltt  Rose French Cafe  FRANK DELAROCHE, Prop}  Specialty of French Dishes at Ordinary Prices  Come and try our French cook. ,  All white service. ���  ON VOGHT STREET   * OPPOSITE JOHNSTON'S* BARBER SHIP  A concert will be held in the  Sunshine Theatre on Monday,-  March 17th, under the auspices  of the Catholic Ladies' Aitar  Society.  There will be gymkana races  once a month., and polo every  Iwcekin connection with the new  jPolo club. All those ,wishing to  ij'oin'wili communicate with Secy.  G. Lodwick, Nicola.  The officials of the Nicola Valley General Hospital wish to  thank Mrs. Staton for the gift  of two chairs,  and Mr.  G. B.  Armstrong  kindly sent.  for. the fruit he so  Dr. H. Pierce, 0. D.', will bo  at, Nicola Lake for two days,  Coutlee for one day and two days  at^Lower^Nicolar^^^ -^  On Wednesday, March 5,  will be held in  MENZSE'S ENLARGED HALL  Four-Piece Orchestra  Refreshments Served  R. WILKINSON, Floor Manager  Admission: Gentlemen $1, Ladies 50c  The new addition of Hbgan'js  City Hotel is rapidly nearing  completion, under ,the management of Foreman F. H.' Calnan,  in whose skilful hands the work  has been entrusted by Messrs;  Dayies and Saunders of Vancouver. The new build ing , wjlLadd  greatly to the appearence of  Merritt and nobody who has  seen the building rising up will  have any doubt as to the capabilities of ^Foreman Calnan as a  skilled practical contractor. The  building has ' risen from the  ground in a litttle over four  weeks.  ; ' The Palm has just received a  splendid line of English candies.  [ Major Conant will shortly put  a thirty'foot gasoline launch on  Nicola lako. This should bo a  great boon to pleasure seekers.  Mr. Warburton of Nicola will be  in charge.  ' B.irnes & ~\ica.rcn certainly lead  in choice music. Come and hear  tho newphenograph, tho largest  6f its'kind in the Valley.  ���  col. Flick of the^  paid'Mefri tya^visitT"  B. C. horse  , Mr. and Mrs. Py.e have returned from England, and they will  locate at Coutlep. .Mr. Pye having joined the staff of the old  Posting House.  Keep your eye open! Captain  .Stephenson intends having a  sale very shortly.  Foggy About  It's easy enough to' get your printing done  just " any old way that any old printer  thinks  is  good   enough.''  _���  But the business man of today is coming  to know the importance and value of good  printing���printing that will be a credit to  himself and reflect favorably upon his. busi-  ness. That's 0the kind of printing we are  doing, and that's the kind we will do for  you. Come in and talk it over. We are  ready to help you in any way possible-  Anyway,   let's   have   a   talk.  Nicola Valley  News  Job Printing Dept.  Phone No. 25  Out-cf-toicn orders receive our prompt attention.  -gr* TTaPBe���re  ��J  REMEMBER  The   Antiseptic    Barber Shop  in  Connection with Coldwater Hotel  MEANS  ABSOLUTE CLEANLINESS  Electric   Scalp  Treatment  For Falling Hair:  Let Us Hone Your Razors  At the meeting of the ladies  wishing to become Pythian  Sisters fifty ladies gave in their  names. The -Secretary ,of the  Knights of Pythias will send the  names in to headquaters and  arrange for the inauguration.  ; Chief of Provincial Police Burr  arrived here on Monday accompanied by Alec King, who comes  from .Alberni 'to -take up the  duties of ,; Provincial Constable  here. Chief Burr left again  Tuesday;  ' Merritt is to have a Park;  where? Adjoining Voght Reserve, the well known sub division. A few jots still left. Prices  have jumped away up.  A. B. Kennedy, is  very busy  these days: everything electric.  Why not try that new violet  perfume at A. F. Rankin's drug  store. Cut flowers and potted  plants are on sale every Saturday.  on  The Mibblesboro Society is  holding a Smoking Concert on  Saturday evening ' March 1st,  when a very enjoyable evening  .is promised. Refreshments will  be-served during the evening.  Admittance 50 cents.  I Sir, will you pay $45.00  for this dainty little  Lady Elgin Watch  P TT will surely please the one  J A. to whom you give it. It has a  ^ solid gold case, an attractive  dial and is in every way a gift that  will delight the feminine hear.t.  It's practical in svery respect for it keeps good  time and its upkeep is low. '��� Vou can't find a  more suitable Christmas gift.  SIMPSON & CRANNA  ��� .I  :'!  1' Friday,  February 28, 1913.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  BANK OF MONTREAL  INCORPORATED 1817  ' HEAD QPHCe       -  Capital (Authorised)     '��� --,  Capital (Paid Up) -  Rest and Individual Profits  MONTREAL  r $25,000,000.00  -  $16,000,000.00  $16,802,814.94  Interest Paid on Deposits  Branches in all principle cities and towns in the Dominion of  Cansda, also in Loudon, Eng., New York, Chicago, Spokane  and Mexico.   Merritt Branch-A. W. STRICKLAND, Mgr.  Open Saturday Evenings from 7.00 to 5.30.  Head Office:  101 Pacific Building,  Vancouver, B. G.  Mines Office :  Merritt, B. C.  P.O.Box 17  THE  Inland Coal & Coke  Company, Ltd.  Miners and Shippers of High Grade(Coals for  Steam and Domestic Use.  Screened Coal Delivered Locally at Usual Rates, C. O. D.  i * Phone 9a, or leave orders at G. B'. Armstrong's store.  Newly established throughout.       ,.  .,  ."*   Best of Furnishings.    -,     -    Spacious Rooms.  Excellent accommodation. ,, -a Well lighted throughout.  " * - -      , Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Special attention   to ' commercial .trade.  Rates $1.50 per day.   Special Rates by the month. '���  ANDREW HOGGAN,  PROPRIETOR  Pumps  and Pipefitting  Engines,~WindmiHs,  Tanks, Etc.  Screw Jacks for Hire  Repairs pf all Kinds  Quilchena  A8ACR0FT & CO.  Opposite,side beyond  Presbyterian Church  Avenue  BIRD'S  WALL BO ARD  The Up-?o=.Da.e Wall] Covering  No other product con'es complete like this  Material, \vir.h tnenatuial wood grain eftect.  �� Bird's Wallbpard has a waterproof hard finish  ' on both" sides andis the only wallboard sold  that "requires   no  further finish.    Just .the  thing for Dado and panel work.  For Sale at ...    '  The  Parliamentary Jottings  Victoria, Feb. 24 ��� Aside from  the estimates, which crystallize  in large part the interest of the  private   members   in   sessional  proceedings,   the  Taxation Act  amendment bill remains as one  of the most important and interesting features not only of the  closing week of parliament but  of the 1.913 session as a whole.  Its outstanding feature,  as had  been expected, is the provision  for the abrogation of Part VIII  of the act of 1911, which deals  with the Provincial Revenue or  Poll Tax, an historic item of taxation in British Columbia during  almost as long as the province  has had its existence.   Another  recommendation   of  the  Royal  Commission   which  is   by   this  legislation given effect of law is  that cancelling the exemption of  church sites from taxation,  and  one dealing with the special tax  upon  coke,   which   is  reduced  from fifteen to ten cents per ton;  while,  on the other hand,  the  taxation upon those institutions  engaged in the banking business  is   materially  increased,   banks  having but one central establishment  in   the   Province   paying  thereon an annual contribution  to revenue of $1,500.00 instead  of $1,000,00 as heretofore,  and  the taxation of each additional  branch within tho province being  doubled ��� being    $250.00    per  branch per annum in future,  instead of $125.00 as in the past.  A clear and comprehensive  definition is provided for timber  lands of every grade and class,  and the machinery of collection  is improved and simplified in respect to the payment by timber-  men to the Treasury of their  proportion, of the cost of reforestation and fire prevention  services. As to canneries, the  graduated scale of assessment  prevailing heretofore in respect  to one, two, three or four-line  canneries is entirely done away  with, and it is' prescribed that  any person or corporation carry-'  ing on the business of canning,  salting or curing of salmon for  the market shall pay in addition  641,785. as against $24,624,073.  for the previous year.  ' For the month of January  alone the receipt? were $13,442,  378. as against $10,084,035. in  January 1912, the, principal increase being in custom receipts.  The successful man is one who  is on the job when the main  chance comes along.  ^(M  DEPARTMENT OF MINES  1 Ccal Mines Regulatioa Act"  BOARD OF EXAMINERS  Notice is hereby given that the foi ���  lowing constitute the Board of Examiners for the Nicola Collieries during the year 1913:���  Appointed by the Owners���Robert  Fairfoull.  Alternates���David Brown, Alexander Ewart.  Appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council���George Hudson.  Elected by the Miners���Frank Bond.  Alternates���James McFarlane, John  McDonald.  All persons interested may obtain  full information by applying 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  thereon.  Dated the 23rd day of December,  1912.  RICHARD McBRIDE,  Minister of Mines.  Mine Host  Solomon  The BEST is none too  Good  for   My   Guests.  Sunday Dinners a Specialty.  S. J. SOLOMON, COUTLEE, B.C.  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  to real property tax, an annual  special assessment of four -cents  per case (of 48 one-pound..tinsX;  a minimum charge.of _75ccents_ a  tierce on mild-cured salmon, with  ten cents for each * additional  hundredweight on tierces exceeding the minimum; fifteen cents  per barrel on pickled or cured  salmon; and five cents per hundredweight on dry-cured salmon.  Whale oil and other products  and by-products of the whaling  industry are taxed at the rate of  ten cents per barrel of 46 gallons  or under for whale oil, and  twenty-cents a ton-or-under-on  fertilizer, whale-bone or bone-  meal; these taxes are in substitution for all taxes on personal  property- used in connection with  the whaling business and also for  the tax on income from such  enterprises.  With respect to the contributions of the mining industry to  revenue, it is provided by the  new legislation that the two per  cent tax on output shall be in  substitution not only for, as- in  the past, taxes upon personal  property u?ed in connection with  the mine, but also of income derived through its operations.  . Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  'in" Manitoba, Saskatchewan and. AU  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,  i In surveyed territory the land mus  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 refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchant  able 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 reined aad pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such  returns must be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease will include the coal 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.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the   Interior  N. B.���Unauthorised publication of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS  Lower Nicola   School  Canada's Revenue  Ottawa, Feb. 14���The financial  statement of the" department of  finance for the month of January  issued Saturday, shows total receipts for the ,first ten months of  the fiscal year of $138,019,935. as  against total receipts $109,566,-  983. for the corresponding ten  months in the previous fiscal  year.  The expenditures up to tho end  of January were $82,651,324. At  the close pf January 1912 it stood  $70,655,588. The expenditures  for the ten months chargeable to  the capital accounts were $25,-  LOST by Mrs.B. N. B. Rogers,  heirloom gold tasselearring  between Central Hall and  the Dank of Toronto. Will  finder please return to Mr.  R. N. B. Rogers, manager  Bank of Toronto?  Ask tout dractrist  It. Il lis cnimot enpr .  the MARVEL, accept no  other, bat send Btnmp for .uns-  tnitod book���settled.  It (rtvca fti  particulars and direction* Inviluablo  tola(llOS.Wr*VDSOBSPPPI.VCO..WIrnloor,Ont  Goueral Agents for Canada.  SEALED TENDERS, superscibed  '���Tender ror Lower Nicola School,"  will be received by the Honourable the  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 school-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  Woiks Parlian.ei-t~Buildi-.gs, 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  are recievable: ���  ' Each proposaPmust be accompanied  by an accepted'bank cheque or certificate 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 cent of the ten-  der, which shall be forfeited if the par-1  ty 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 the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelop s  furnished.  The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  LAND ACT  Yale Land District.     * District of Yale  Take notice that John Love of Vancouver, occupation Druggist, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  Northwest corner North of Brown  Creek, about two and three-fourths  miles East of Chilliwack Lake, Biitish  Columbia; thence South 40 chains to  the Bf-itish Columbia and United States  boimdaro line the Southwest corner;  thence East along boundary line .40  chains Southeast corner; thence North'  40 chains adjoining and along tho/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.  Dateed November 30th, 1912.   44-6    ���  TO LET  Shack,    For    Rent,     Warm  Shingled Two Rooms,-   ; ���  Apply News Office.  Wanted���six or eight coal dig-  v gers   for the  Diamond 'Vale  Colleries.   Apply at the mines.  Wanted  t-  Experienced woman'for'position as housekeeper, good cook,  write box B. P. O. Merritt..   -  APPLICATIONS  For the position of steward., in  the Merritt Commercial Club  will be received unlil noon,"Feb.  25th. State experience. Apply  G. M. Gemmill Secretary.  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A rcl-.able French regulator; never fails. These  pills nre exceedingly powerful in regulating the  Rcnerative portion of tlio female system. Refuse  all cheap imitations. Dr. de Van's are sold at  *5 n box. nr three lor S10. 'Mailed to any address.  Tbe Scoboll Drag Co., St. Catbsrlaee, Out,  A\  Your Home Paper  May not give you as targe a variety of  foreign news as thc big city daily, hut 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. -  ���-������*& !  IHE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, February  Doings In  Parliment  $2,500 in Estimates for Merritt  Hospital, $2,500 for Agricultural Hall, Merritt  Victoria; B. C. February 24.���  With the   presentation   to the  Legislature last Friday of the  promised measure for the redistribution and reduction of provincial- taxation,  in accordance  with   recommendations   of   the  Royal Commission which investigated assessment and taxation  problems some little  time ago,  and   the    introduction    of   the  Budget and the bills to amend  the Public Schools and Health  Acts Monday, the remainder of  the sessional business is now before parliament, private legislation of the year and the bulk of  ministerial    legislation   already  -being disposed of,' so that   no  ��� difficulty need be anticipated in  reaching prorogation  Saturday.  ",Debate upon the financial affairs  of the country will be concluded  and the estimates disposed of on  Thursday   afternoon   at latest.  Mr.  Place's bill to   confer enfranchisement   upon  women  is  likely to ba counted among the  slaughtered   innocents ' at  the  session's close, the usual fate of  long deferred offerings in legislation,  while Mr.  Williams' bill  for the   fixing of  a minimum  wage in coal mines seems fated  similarly, even should it escape  defeat on the principle that it is  unwise to interfere with labor  legislation until the Royal Commission now sitting shall have  completed its ��� investigation   of  the problems assigned to it, and  presented"its report'and'recommendation, thereanent".  If anyonein the local Legislature has reason to be well satis-  ,   ficd wixh.his accomplishments of  the session it surely is the active  member for Yale; ��� for not only  has he secured .for the development of his constituency extra-  generous appropriations as compared t with the   allotments for  other ridings, but what is more  he has seen  his principles and  policy'in several important   respects   crystallized into law or  ��� adopted as government intent ������  ions. 'As an illustration it may  ' be remembered that Mr.  Lucas  even before, his   entry  of the  House    devoted      considerable  ���' thought to* irrigation problems,  ' as a result of which he reached  Jthe   conclusion that legislation  was necessary for the  control  and   regulation - of    irrigation  companies-and now he sees this  idea given full effect of law by  ���thebill" of-the~Lands_"Minister  providing for   the   creation of  irrigation    municipalities   with  power to   construct   reservoirs  and do all other things necessary  for the carrying" on of irrigation  work, issue debentures and generally conduct an irrigation enterprise.   The passage of such an  act has been urged insistently  by the member for Yale ever  since he entered the House and  it was indeed one bf the planks  of his platform upon which he  sought election '"as a legislator.  Naturally he-is much pleased to  se^ his woi-k: successfully, consummated in. this as in connection with the abolition of the. ppli  tax-another' prominent' feature  of his policy as a parjiaMentar-  ian.    The appointrtierit --bf the  Royal Com mission oh Agriculture, which -is now pursuing .its  investigations,    including    the  question of belter .financial facilities for farmers'," again resulted  largely through the activities of  the member for Yale,  and all  the province "> now looks for. a  marked   stimulation     of    the  agricultural'   industry   to   the  general advantage of the country  through   the   recommendations  which this- tribunal will shortly  make.   The General  cor  the  Province have already  been    published   in    the   daily  papers.   We   therefore publish  below   the   estimates   for this  district, which were not in Vancouver papers,     As for Yale's  special   recognization-    in    the  prosent estimates,   the appropriations    sanctioned     by     the  Government for 1913 are found  tc contain no less than $115,000  for roads aiid trails' in   Yale,  this   being  exclusive    of    thc  bridge vote. '$25,000.00 is appropriated foi* a court house at  Merritt, and Government Office  at Nicola, and it has been intimated that if this vote is insufficient it will  be supplemented.  The buildings are to be of about  equal-value,- the    Government  Agent,  assessor   and   collector  remaining   at   Nicola   and   the  Court House at Merritt,  where  the registrar will have his residence and headquarters.   $5,000  is     specially;   provided    for   a  ferry at Agassiz: $2,500.00 for  the hospital Services at Merritt,  and provision , is also made for  hospital   services  at*   Harrison  Hot Springs and at Ashcroft; $2,-  500,00 is voted for the agricultural    hall  at  Agassiz   and    a  similai   amount    for    Meiritt;  $60,000.00   is  appropriated   foi-  the inter-provincial  motor road  from Hope up7Silver Creek, and  adequate provision is made for  new school?, leck-ups, constables'  quarters, etc.'  Improvements at  DiamondValeMine  Number of Miners Being Cor.  siderably Increased.   New  Car Expected.  The Diamorfd Vale Mines are  making,, some  additions to the  mines and also an increase in the  staff.   The large fan is being .in  stalled this week and the number  of miners is beiiig continually increased.   By -the ' beginning  of  March there will be 100 men on  the pay-roll.   The increase in the  number of diggers has 'caused a  demand   for   more   cars,    ar.d  another  shipment  is   expected  early in the week.  * By dint of more careful management the cost of production  has been considerably reduced,  even in a week, and in a short  time should reach a minimum.  Nicola Notes  Captain and Mrs. Leader have  returned from the city and have  rented-Mrs.-Pooley-s-residence���  Wm. Cooper is'retiovating the  residence of Win. Riley and will  soon build a fireplace in* the  Nicola hotel.  Mrs. Potter, accompanied by  Miss Dorothy /Pdtter, returned  home on Sunday.  The lake  and forms  for skating.  is how opening up  a treacherous place  The ladies of-; the Church of  England haveor|&nized a guild  and will hold, a 't^k; and sale of  work on: EasterITuesday.    .-;���*���    j  ;'While'riding home*last week;  :Mri7I_ee^f^iinted?arid fell off-his  horse.;7.;.He sustained no serious  injury; andis again at his office.  ^ir1S^a^P^Sp^>^^^_^__S_^^_^  New Spring Modes, Madam!  If you would be strictly up-to-date, and if you.want styles  that reflect the very newest of Dame Fashion's dictates, see that  you get a copy of the famous "Spring Issue" of  .The   annual g&fteral meeting  of the. Nicola-"Valley Board of  Trade was; .held in N cola on  February 20 at which tne following officers were elected; President,  S.  Kirby Vice President,  T. Heslop; Secretary and Tress  urer. M:.1 A;  Dut-land; Council,!  A.  E.  Howse,    Major Conant,  Geo. L.' Murray, A.. R.  Carring-  ton,   M.   L.   Grimmett,   J.   A.  Guishon, W.  E.: Green,   W.  B.  Jackson, A. J. Barwick,  and H.  Estimates] H. Matthews.  ons  Dresses for all occasions, cloaks, suits, waists, skirts, lingerie,  etc., in almost unbelievable p refusion <= for yourself, your  daughters, your babies.   Don't miss it.    OUT NOW.  Any Butterick Pattern Tree  With Every Copy  Price 25c; by mail 35c  Get Your Copy Early  We have' just received "a large shipment of  -..  which we would like yoni .to see. Ginghams at 15c, 20c  and 25c jteryard. Prints at E2 B-2c, 15c and 20c per yd.  China and Taffeta Silks In all colors. Satin Grenadine in  most beautsfuLcoSors and material ever shown in the city.  Pongee Silks in all colors  Special Values  Now that Spring is coming you will want some new curtains.  See the beautiful range of curtains and curtain  materials we are showing.  Everything in Dry Goods and Ladies Wear  at Moderate Prices

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