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 STSLATIYE  \.<-"  &UKrV0^3  CTOBA^i  Vol. 4, No 2  MERRITT, B. C, MARCH 7.  1913  Price 5 Cents  Prorogation    a  Of Parliament  Much Legislation ; Put "Through  In The Last Session Ending  March; 3rd*> j * ,  Vict6ria,;;W[arch;3rd.-The first  session of thfp/thirteijth parliament -of British Columbia which  ihas just closed with an entire  absence of picturesque ceremony,  while it was expected to be marked by no specially important legislative features proved on the  contrary to be the busiest; in the  past decade as witnessed by the  exceptional numbar   of enactments and'the great importance  of more than a 'dozen of .these.  It was  notable,   too,  that  the  piivate  'members   co-operated  with the government to an extraordinary degree in the suggestion and initiation through'the  caucus of public' legislation, for  some of which at least the government, instead of the actual  authors will always  recieve the  credit,   The session extended a  little over six weeks and iri 'this  ishort period there were crystallized into statute law, * approximately  one hundred measures,  , 'a considerable number of which  ' possess more than common inK  portancei and are   regarded as  ,certain > to .materially stimulate  provincial expansion and prosperity.   As outstanding features of  , ' this legislation..,tbfere/max,"be  r^fmenttoaeditoe-bill^hiclr-emboa-  'r    lAa1* +!-��___* -h/iit So __*/-_      ' '-_-**______     In nAd    -��_-_%���  ies* the' revised  "free lands' -for  "-"'settlers" polifcy pit the'provincial  $,government,   the'bill  for* the  ^creation of mount Robson Park  'and its..companion measure for  the extension of the areas of  Strathcona Park, the important  amendments to the  liquor, license,- motor  traffic  and game  protection acts, the measure reducing taxation and abrogating  the poll tax, the enactment for  assurance of a clean and healthful milk supply,, the new - water  act of the Province, the legislat-  ' ion   governing   consorship    of  moving pictures,' the enactment  under which parliament hereafter obtains-anadditional year in  its term of life,  while the sessional indemnity of members' is  also increased, the creative ..acts  in  reference .to  the   Auditor-  general's   department   of  the  Provincial Museum, the furthur  extensions   of < provincial   aid  ;toward colonization railway construction, the measures for the  regulation of crematoria and the  registration of  vital statistics,  . . .together    with   various   other  minor bills the necessity for and  advantage of which will be" recognized by opponents as well as  ' supporters of the party in control. ';   ' V  ���'  Seventy-seven' \ flew - statutes  Received ���' the* royal   assent  at  prorogation,    making the total  .'number of the Provincial Acts of  this  session   ahd year ninety-  "eight, ,twenty-one having-bean  ' assented by His Honor 'on the  '-2Lst ultimo.   F.ve mea3Jres remained upon the 'order paper at  the session's close and "therefore  .fall to the ground, these includ-  \ ^:mg the ministerial bill respecting  ^.public    irrigation   co-operation  .(lost at the committees stage by  jthe prorogation of the house).  |Mr Fraser's bill for the, amend-  ;ment of the Yale-Cariboo Road  'Regulation   Act,   Mr.    Place's  jineasure respecting the payment  of wages and Mr. ��� W.  J.  Man-  son's bill regarding.street lighting in the rural districts.   The  bill respecting municipalities. is  also literally among the measures  lost by the House's closing,  but  this was quite in accord with  ministerial policy, which in this  particular case is to have the  measure thoroughly considered  by the people during thei-parliai  mentary recess so that valuable  suggestions from any quarters  may be incorporated upon the  enactment of the measure during  the session of 1914.  ' In   dismissing   the members  from  further attendance until  Parliament be again convened  for the  despatch  of business.  His Honor the Lieutenant Governor said:'  Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of  the Legislative Assembly:���  It affords me pleasure, in relieving you from your legislative  duties, to give expression to my  appreciation of the zeal and care  you have displayed in dealing  with the various matters that  have engaged your attention  during the present Session.  - Among the' other important  measures with which you have  dealt, the amendment to the act  relating to taxation is ��� intended  as a step towards eventually  securing the revenue necessary  foe carrying on the - Goyernment  of the Province from thejnatural  resources with which it has been  so liberally-endowed: -  I trust .that the further provision with respect, to the Canadian  ����������"  _i*-��__-^-r_-'���j��-1 TV *��i**i:'-'*,*'i*~3-<-rir*  Fire Destroys  Barn and Cows  Barn   Behind    Merritt    Hotel  l'!' Burned to the Ground in  !  Destructive Fire        vfl  M  Northern* PacificItafl way and/the  Pacific''Great"^Eastern ' Railway  will'inure to the general'benefit  of the country,  The measures 'for- reserving,  land in the Mount Robson district  and for the con'tinuahceofdevel-  opment works in-the Strathcona  Park will, -I believe,- prove'in  the best interests of the'Province.     ' "        "       .    ���  By the amendment' to 'the  "Land Aet" it" is to be hoped  that the settlement of the  public, lands will be facilitated.  The liberal appropriations for  public works, made necessary by  the development of theprovince,  are calculated to meet the demands due to the rapid,' growth  of the population.  I thank you for the adequate  provision, you have made for the  n_ec____ary_exp_end_tures_in assist-  Shortly, after four o'clock on  Wednesday morning a fire broke  oiit in the barn behind the Merritt .Hotel. The alarm was turned in by the nighi watchman and  the brigade and numerous others  were on the spot. The fire however had such a hold when the  alarm was given, that by the  time the brigade wero half way  there the flames were breaking  through the roof. Seven hundred  feet of hose were quickly run  out, when it was discovered  that no water had been  pumped up to the tank on the  hill. ' ~4  The barn itself was long past  saving but every effort was  made to save 'the Hotel and sur}  rounding buildings, which prov*  ed successful. Two cows and  some roosters perished in the  flames, and a large quantity of  hay and feed was also destroyed.'  The barn was, we are informedj  insured but not the contents.     i  Five Million  Gallons a Day  One Pump Running Continuously Will.Supply the Above  Amount of Water  Heavy Pressure  ln Fire Hydrants  Sufficient Pres.ure to* Reach  to Top  ' -of any Building.,1"  ing the general needs of the pro  vince.  I thank you from your duties,  I sincerely trust that the efforts  you have put forth: during the  Session now closed will,result in  the further prosperity and progress of ail parts of British Columbia.       " ��� ' I,  Nicola Notes  The, community was1 shocked  by the news of ;the' death of Ned  Orouke in Alberta. ��� He was for-  merly-a resident of Quilchena.  The death of Mrs. Mickle's  sister occured in Ontario on Friday last.      '"(  Mr. and Mrs. Rogers are newcomers' to Nicola. Mr. Rogers  takes Mr. Thompson's place as  fireman oh the Nicola Branch.  . Inspector D. G." ^Sutherland  has been here, looking over the  new school building.  The carliness of the season is  evidenced by the' fact that  pansies are blooming in the gardens, Mrs. Miekle having a fine  show.  -* Last.Sunday morning; the Fire  Brigkde rtested/thei t Anew- hose'  pipe and at the same time the  hydrants: The test proved .most  successful. With "fifty ieet of  piping it was possible to send a  stream , of 'water, capable of  checking any -fire, to the  back of a Ci ty lot. The pressure  from the hydrants is sufficient  to reach to the top of the highest building in the City.  Now that the electric light  plant has been running satisfactorily for some time a description of the machinery at the  power house may prove interest-  in?. y;  The plant consists of two 150  h. p. return tubular boilers in  one battery with the necessary  feed pumps. One 125 kilo watt,  Canadian General Electric Co.'s  alternator coupled direct to a  Goldie & Mc.ulloch high speed  vertical compound engine. The  alternator has a direct coupled  exciter. *��� One 400 gallons per  minute, single stage, centrifugal  pump, driven direct by a Terry  steam turbine, supplied by the  Canadian General Electric Co.  One 400 gallons per minute, two  stage, centrifugal pump driven  direct by a Canadian General  Electric Company's wound rotor  induction motor.  The switch board consists of a  combined generator and exciter  panel and three feeder panels,  one of which is used to control  the power and house lighting.  The others are for future lines,  but in the meantime are used to  A* control the series of street lights  and the motor pumps. The  ���'future-panels'* were'in'sertedf^-'  gcther' with the conduits and  other fixtures," so that the' switchboard would be intact and not  require.; expensive * alteration's; f  pletes the picture. Being close  to the Kettle Valley line of the  C. P. R. the station is well situated for coaling purposes.  The waterworks consist of a  network of 8 inch, 6 inch and  4 inch.steel hub and spigot pipe,  with the necessary, valves to  enable any portion to be isolated  in the event of leaks. Seventeen modern fire hydrants are  distributed through the city and  afford ample protection from  fire. A modern type of wooden  stave .tank with a capacity of  50,000 gallons is located on the  hill north of the town and affords  an adequate reservoir in case of  fire, or to allow the pumps to be  worked at full capacity and efficiently for a few hours and then  rest for the remainder of the  day.  The lighting system consists  of one 2,200 volt three phase  lighting and - power line, and  from this are tapped the 110 volt  lines through- Canadian General  Electric Co.'s pole type transformers, and distributed for  domestic lighting. A single  phase 2,200* volt line, with'40  series tungsten 200 watt suspended lamps, is used for street  lighting.  TheCanada Foundry Company  supplied the boilers, stack, and  feed pumps; the C. C. Moore Co.  the feed water7 heater, and all  the remainder of the apparatus  was"supplied by the Canadian  General Electric Company.  The overhead wiring was in-  stalledrb^-A^E^~^eniiedy5-|he  local electrician, while the waterworks system-was * putin* by day  labour.   ""'",, P        ,'  .,The,entire' design and instal  $50 And Costs  Or Six Months  Teamster Sentenced for Being Drunk and  Disorderly and Using Profanity.  i  Magistrate Morgan yesterday  handed down $50 and costs or  six months at Kamloops to Pat  Pierot. a teamster, for being  drunk and disorderly, using profane language and assaulting P.  C. Willgoo-e on Voght street  Wednesday night. Pierot pleaded guilty-to the charge.   Chief Eggleshaw stated that  he wished the depositions taken  down as,the accused has been up  before the court as recently as  last Friday.'  P. C. Willgoose, having, been  duly sworn, stated that he was  on duty as night policeman on  the night of the Sth and first  saw the accused at about 9.30 on  Quelchena avc. He was fairly  drunk but quiet, and as he was  disturbing no one, was allowed  to go home. Hearing a*noise on  Voght street a little later, " he  went along, and found the accused, lying, on. the pavement,  near, the, Sunshine theatre. He  was quite satisfied that the accused was making the noise, so  .arrested him. He could not get  the man up, so called the night  watchman to give him assistance.  They carried him between them  to the cornerby the~butcher shop  when the accused started to walk.  When opposite Simpson & Cran-  na's the prisoner struck at thc constable and he again had to call  the night watchman for help.  The prisoner was very ugly all  thf" way to' the station.  >. Tom Slater, the night watchman, corroborated Ihe evidence  givpn by the previous witness.  ' * Magistrate Mortran in a short.  address sentenced tho accused  is -stated above.  and .to allow for future additions  with the minimum expense.  The lighting set, running at  450 revolutions per miniute, generates 2,300 volts and distributes  in the city at that pressure. The  unit is capable of 25 per cent,  overload, or a total load of over  150 kilo watts for two hours.  This is sufficient'to simultaneously light over 3,500 ordinary house  lights.   ,  The steam driven pump runs  at 2,200 revolutions per minute  and pumps against the head of  over 250 feet to the resovoir on  the hill, thus giving over one  hundred pounds pressure anywhere in-the city - ^-  The motor driven pump is of  special construction and'adapted  for other uses. It operates in  parallel with foregoing unit, and  runs at 1,720revolutions. These  pumps are placed directly over  the suction well, which is connected with the main well, some  thirty feet away. Ample water  percolates through the gravelly  soil from the river one hundred  yards away. This will ensure  ample water, thoroughly filtered.  The switchboard is of Vermont  marble, complete as far as  meters, instruments and fixtures  are concerned. The board and  all the work connected with the  installation reflects great credit  on the Canadian General Electric  Co., through Engineer Darnbrough under whose directions  the electrical work was done.  Mr. Darnbrough also erected the  engine and pumps for the company.  The building is of rc-inforced  concrete construction and was  built by Fowler and Larson,  l.cil contractors. The building  has a massive appearance, and  the sixty foot steel stack com-  J .ation was carried on by DuCane  Dutcher &'6o., Mr. L. C. F. Balz,'  C. E. being'resident engineer,  i  One pump rijhhingcontinuous-  ly will supply 5,750,000 gallons of  water per day or sufficient for  years to come.  The lighting unit and boilers  should serve the city for at least  five years at the present rate of  growth, and there ' has' been  ample provision made for future  extension when required.  The distributing system of the  waterworks,' comprises the following mains: an ei^ht, inch  main from the power house up  Torrence St. to Quilchena Ave.  and along Quilchena Ave. from  TdrrencTStrtb"Voght StTXsix  inch main along Torrence St.  from Quilchena Ave. to Nicola  Ave. and along Nicola Ave. from  Torrence St. to the foot of the  hill approaching the reservoir. A  six inch main along Charters St.  from Quilchena to Nicola Ave.  A six inch main along Priest Av.  from Torrence St. to Voght St.  and along Voght St. from Priest  to Nicola Ave. A four inch main  along Granite Ave., and an eight  inch main from the foot of'the  hill on the Nicola road west of  the city to the reservoir.' Making  a total of 22,119 lineal feet of  pipe.  Based on an average'consump-  tion'of 100 gallons per capita per  day, the present pumping plant  would be suSfficierit for a city of  about 6,000 people, by using one  pump continuously.  V-  The Tillieum Whist Club met  at Mrs. Boyd's last night. The  ladies' first brize was won by  Mrs. Gay and the gentlemen's  by Mr. Neville. Mrs. Wilson  won tho ladies' booby and Mr.  Gay the gentlemen's  Regular Meeting  of City Council  Park By-law Passes Third Reading.   Engine and Dynamo  Taken Over by City.     .  The regular meeling of the  Council was hold last Monday  night. The principal business  done being the passing of the  park by-law up to the third reading, and the enforcement of the  health by-law. Notice of motion  was'given for a loan by-law.  The minutes of the previous  meeting having been read and  confirmed, the clerk produced a  letter from Mr. J. W. Johnston,  written in French and which he  could not read, but stated that  it was apparently offering the  services of the writer as an engineer. -    -   *  Alderman Tuthill moved that  the letter be received and acknowledged.    Carried.       '. f-  A letter was next read from  Mr. Armitage with reference to  the" amount of land he held.with-  in the city limits, stating that, as  he^had made no mistake, he did  not see why he should have to  pay for the survey. -' He hj^d sold  about 80 acres to,Mr. Garcia, fend  was quite willing .tp abide by_.the  amount Mr.^Garciasaid he1 received;..- He was ��� hot particular  to 10 acres.        '*     _,"V ^ ' ."  {i~ Alderman Boyd moved^hatrthe '  lette^.be^.eciije"d.a_id the.mi.tter ^*-jr  feti7^thVhancis.jo0he.)p^lic r    *  woiks vcommittee~t'o> inyesiigate  and find the approximate amount. -  Carried.",1'      * ,.;  ' j -<'  '' A letter from A. Davis apply- ;,  ing for a^steady position with the  city was'received and filed/   ,  The clerk' read quotations from  McClellan,' McFeely., & Co. for  garbage cans as follows: No, 2  $2.50 each and No. 1 $2.95. Lids  for same $7 a, dozen extra. For  metal cans, which would have.to  be made specially: No. 1 grade  in lots of 100at $2 50 and lots^of  250 at $2.40; No. 2 grade in lots  of 100 at $2 25 and lots of 250"at  $2.15. Alderman Tuthill moved  that the quotations be referred  to the sanitation committee ,to  report at next meeting. Carried.  The following accounts were  passed:  ���Lindsay&-Wilson $4r40,-Capt.   Stevenson $147, Mrs. Welfare  $36.75, O. K. Transfer $30, Joe  Collett $4.75, Nicola Valley Laundry $1.40, C. C. Snowdon $26.62,  C. P. R. $32.42,; Merritt Herald  $31.71, Salaries $882. School accounts Inland Coal & Coke $8.30,  Cordwood $8, C. P. R. $8, Daily  Province $l! 05, Clark-Stewart &  Co. $9.30, G. B. Armstrong $6,40,  C. C. Snowdon $36, C. P. R.  $1.31, Salaries $375. " _  The report of the Chief of Police for the month of' February  stated that there had been 28  cases and that the fines received  amounted to $245,��5 .Alderman  Tuthill mo\ed that the report bo  adopted.  The finance committee recommended that the Union, of B. C.  Municipalities' fee be paid. It  was resolved that the recommendation be received and the  "amount paid.  "  Alderman Menzies reported  that the water and .light' committee had.appointed A. B. Kennedy to" be "City'Electrician '-for  three months at a salary of $75  per month. Aldeiman Btyd  ' (Continued on Phge six) -  ���  o 1 til.. NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, March 7, 18J55  AMONG THE CHURCHES  ANGLICAN CHURCH  Sunday, March 9.  Nicola���11 a.m.  Merritt���7.30 p.m.  Confirmation Class 2.30 p.m.  Wednesday���  Merritt���8. p.m.  Friday���  Nicola���8p.m.  J. Thompson,  I Vicar.  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Sunday, March 9.h, 1913.  Nicola, 11 a.m.  Merritt���Sunday School,  2.30  Evening Service, 7.30  Subject for Sunday evening���"The  Object of the Christian Ministry."  All welcome.  Rev. J. A. Petrie,  Pastor.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year in  advance  Six months $1.00 "  R. W. Donaldson,   Managing Editor  Twcsty-fivo cents an inch for icsular advertising. Land and water notices'$7.00 forCO  days.' $5.00 for 30 3aya.  Classified advertising 10 cents a line; extra  words 2 cents.  Special rates  furnlahod for large contract a>.  vertisinK.  A'Mress  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box E  Phone 25.  Merritt, B.C.  LODGES  A.F.& A M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the second  Tuesday of each  month at 8 p.  m.   Sojourn-  ng brothers cordially invited.  A. R. Carrington F. A. Reid  W. M. Secretary.  A.   0. F.  Court NicolaNo.  8931 meets the 2nd  and 4 th Thursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  Room, Barwick  Block Nicola, B.  C. Visiting brethren cordially invited to atto id.  Thos Heslop C. R.  H. H, Matthews, Sec.  K. OF P.  Nicola Valley  Lodge No. 46  meets in K. P.  Hall in Simpson &  Cranna building  every -Wednosday  nitrht at 7.30 p.m.  All visiting brethren are cordially  invited to attend:  Knight T. E. Clarke, Knight W, Cranna  C. C K. R. S  I. 0. 0. F.  Pittitko Lodge No. 13  Meets every Tuesday evening in Odd  fellows Hall, Vogkt Street.  Visiting brethren cordially invited.  W. H. COWEN,       W. K. HYSLOP,  Noble Grand. Secretary.  PROFESSIONAL  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B  Birri-ler and Solicitor.  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  H. R. M. ChrisUc, B.Sc, D.C.t.S.  r. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S., B.C.L.S  E- 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    ' *  Everything Electrical  CAPT. STEPHENSON  Merchant Tailor  Clothes Cleaned and Pressed  QUILCHENA' AVE.  LAND ACT  Yale Land District*'. District of Yale.  Take notice that'G-*h��- Pederson Myren of Ottor  Vullcy. B. C, occupation rancher, intends to aD-  ply for permission to-nurchoso the following: described land: '���  Commencing at a post planted 20 chains Norlh  of tho   South  East   corner  of Lot 288, thence  South 20 chains, thenoo East 20 chains, thence  north 20 chains, thence West 20 chains to point  'of commencement and containinu 40 acres more  or loss. GAHR PEDERSON MYREN.  Date, November 4th, 1912.  THE FORESTRY DEPARTMENT  The public service rendered by  the Forestry department is difficult of realisation as the work  done is usually out of sight and  usually, equally out of mind.  The public is unable to visualise  a service it does not sec and the  vast forests which are part of  the publice state are too far afield  for the mayority of those who  are to a certain extent dependant  on them, to go and see the  foresters actually at work. However, there are certain facts  which it is, necessary to keep  well before the public mind.  The real business of the department is conservation and the  report of the department deals  chiefly with the measures which  are taken to 'prevent the destruction of the .public's property.  The growth of British Columbia  today is more than five limes  the annual cut, so that nature  without .the aid of the -people is  constantly engaged in replenishing the store of her treasure.  But what nature does alone  and unaided can te publicly recognized and encouraged' by  taking'an interest in the work  of the forestry department. \ If  the department makes certain  regulations .regarding' fires;  these regulations must be strictly  adhered to. They.-are riot made  with-a view "to obstructing "the  public enjoyment of its estate,  butfor-'protecting it from -unnecessary damage. The damage  by forestfires inBritish'Columbia  last year amounted to $300,000.  Last season was a wet one and  undoubtedly the work of the  department was made ", easier  thereby. But the coming season  may be a dry. one and yet if  every person in.British Columbia  exerciaes vigilance and ordinary  care, combined with a little  common sense, the damage done  to their pockets may be kept  down to a very small amount.  Among thc'improvements needed at the-present-time, the telephone plays nn important role,  and no one will, .grudge tho expenditure of all the money the  department needs for better  communication between the fire  fighting force.   The-govcmment-rcvenue_from  the forests last ;,y.ear amounted  to over $3,250,000 and its expenditure on the forest's to only  $278,000 .which is . very little  more than 10 per .cent of thc annual income. This particular  business- appears to allow for  depreciation and-cost uf administration-only about ten per cent  of its net profit. The income  amounts to one quarter of the  total income of the province and  the cost is 6nly/;about two and  one-half per cent, of the total  expenditure.  The protection of the watersheds is another important object  of the Forestry .Department's  activities and as thismeans'the  conservation of another great  source of provincial wealth, the  immensely valuable work of thc  department can be appreciated.  There is nothing like appreciation  and encouragement to stimulate  ambition and provide a motive  power for work. British Columbia has the'opportunity of having  a model forestry'&ejpartment, the  work of which will bring students from- all quarters of the  civilized globe. No finer practical field for such work exists.  The experience of other countries  can be built on, so that there., is  no need to commence right at  .the beginning of the experimental stage. It is a department  which of itself attracts and interests. It should.have at its  service the very best scientific-  resources and should be able to  rely on the very best men, and  thus the forestry branches of ihe  University of.British Columbia  should become one of the finest  in the world. It will repay the  province a thousand time*, and  the measure of interest shown  to the work of the all departments by the citizens of British  Columbia will prove whether its  real value is fully realized.  A FARMER'S VIEW POINT  Referring to the high cost of  living from the farmer's point  of view a writer in the Vernon  News says:���"  We hear and read a great deal  these days about the high cost  of living and a great many suggestions as to how to overcome  the abuse. But what does it  largely amount to? Simply this,  that the customer of the farm  produce co-operate with * he farmer, thereby avoiding the profits  the middlemen take. That is a  splendid idea for tho customer:  but will the farmer get much  more for his produce than he  does at present? I am afraid  not. Then, if the middlemen  are cut off from this source of  profit, they will simply add it on  to other goods, which the farmer has to buy as much of as the  the city man. So the farmer is  still at the tail of the hunt where  he always has been. Now. if  the farmer is to sell directly to  the customer then he as a  customer himself must -buy  direct from the producer. And  now is the .lime while this mat,-,  ter is being thrashed out, to be  on hand and get the assistance  of the Commission tho Government . has appointed for this.  purpose.-., Has ever such an. opportunity beenoffered us before?  Never! The Government of B.  C. have appointed a commission  of seven most competent men tp  find out from the farmer what  is required to assist agriculture."  Then whiie this commission _.-"  going around, let us rally and  get matters adjusted. The high  cost of living is affecting us as  much as. and perhaps more,  than any class.  The speech of tho Hon. Martin  Burrell on the state of agriculture was* most timely. . Unless  agriculture is fostered in Canada, in five years she will look  like a skim milk calf. Let us  rally now when everything is  needing it so. much and the  coast is clear.  must himself pay his counsel  anything further as well as  travelling expenses.  The plaintiff's counsel willingly  consented to the adjournment as  did his Ilorior Judge Swanson  who very kindly fixed a special  date for the trial of this and  several other actions.  The plaintiff issued one summons to witnesses containing;  five names and costing him 30c  per name. As.all of these witnesses reside at Merritt. except  one who lives at Coutlee and  has telephone connection, it was  not necessary for any of them  to attend the court and none  were "brought to the city to no  purpose" as stated by you.  There is something more involved in this case than the mere  saving of fifteen or twenty dollars to the City of Merritt. There  is a principle at stake in which  -"very ratepayer is intenstcd,  but as the case is now before  the court, it is not permissible  to discuss it in the public press.  The News should know that it  has committed a serious offence  in thus attempting.to irfluenc-  public opinion and the city council in the manner suggested, and  the article in question will cei-  tain'ly be brought to the attention  of the court at the trial.  As the writer, on behalf of  cheCity Solicitor who had been  taken suddenly ill, arranged personally for the postponement of  this case, he knows the actual  facts perhaps even as fully as  The Newa does, having received his imformation from a  more trustworthy source.  , Yours etc.  J. A. Maughan.  Mar. 8rd, 1913  Correspondence  The Editor,  Nicola Valley News,  Merritt, B, C.  Your article in ycur last issue  he aded "Greig vs City and inserted as an editorial is not only misleading but false in every essen tial  particular. It is a plain but  clumsy attempt to influence the  City Council on behalf of the  plaintiff to. settle this case out  of court.  Your "conserve!ive estimate"  of court costs is any thing but conservative. It is in fact ultra  liberal. The cists of the adjournment cannot at most-  amount to more than $20.00 and  probably not more, than $15.00.'  The costs against the City, il  the city should be unsuccessful,  instead of amounting to $200.00,  as stated by you would not  amount probably to more than  $50.00. The plaintiff's counsel  would be entitled only toa fee of  $20.00 which is the maximum  allowed by the tariff in an action  of this nature, and the plaintiff  We fail to see where the serious offence ccmes in, in the ar-'  tide referred to in the above  letter. We were careful tp state  that wc expressed no opinion as  to iho merits of the case, ahd, as  far as we are concerned; it makes  no difference who' wins.1 "We  made no attempt tc influence the  public as regards the- trial, but  mecly expressed our opinion as  "lo what we considered to b'e the  chc aper method for the city to  lake. We always endeavour to  give both sides of the question  at all times and are therefore  pleased to publish the above  letter. (ED.)  W. E.: Johnson  , Tonsorial jlrtist  ,    RAIOf.3 HCNLD  VOGHT.STREET    -    MERRITT  Ther e's.a   Photographer  in  Father ought to  have hia picture  *\7" ____ taken���he hasn't  I Olir        had  a  photo-  r*i -   ' graph since,that  I OWTfl      funny   looking  ono'in  thc cutaway   coat  that  he   was  married in.    ('Twasanoon  wedding, you know.)  Yes, mother says 'twas a  good one of him as he look-'  - cd then, but really, for the  sake of tho family, there  should be one of him as  l.e 'looks now.  Chas. F. Hooper  Opp. Schools Men i It  Notice  I beg to imform the public  that I ha^e sold my barber furniture to Frank Norman, proprietor  of the Pioneer Barber Shop and  also imform all my patrons that  they will find me at the Pioneer  Barber Shop in future.  FRANK BODIN.  A. F. RANKINE  DRUGGIST  Drugs  Patent  Medicines  Sundries  Stationery  Tobaccos  Magazines  Lending Library  Nicola Valley  -Dealers in-  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  =.tenufecti_rcrE of=  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh Fish always on hand;      Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  c Manager   ���  New Coldwater Hotel  f- ��� j ���-  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  Ti-   I J- *.-.����� *_�� v  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.   _  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AHD LIQUORS  \ *  ���J -  ML McInTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT; B.C.  t*  INCORPORATED  1855  BANK ofTORONTO  PAID UP CAPITl $5,000,000  RESERVED1 FUNDS     $6,176,578  SAVINGS ACCOUNTS invited.   Intere.tis 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.- -  Merr.ft Branch,  -ArNrBr Roflers, Mfir.  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,  March 7,'. 1913.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  For that quiet game  .try. ���'���;    ^.^  TheMefMtt  ���-****1     ' " ���   "   "       -T~'    '-   '���   'aaaa"|M^aiHi^MHiMaaHi_HMBM-_-__________i__-________________a  Pool Room  Everything in   first-  class shape.   Tables  '    -Al.'. '  Cigars, Cigarettes,  Tobaccos, Soft  Prinks, Candies, etc.  Next G. B. Armstrong's  Quilchena Avenue  Watch  our   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���and  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.  c*' *   - ' '���"������_.  r act is���never again- wil1  lumber of the "quality we'  Handle be ?as\Ycheajp;# beV  cause every'yfeari'our virgin--  forests are growing- smaller  and. the demands are grow?  ing larger. We say> in all-  (sincerity,- "Lucky--"will be  the' man  who   builds   in  1913,"  in. ',  It interested, .come  'There's No Place like Home'  VANCOUVER  LUMBER COY  MERRITT, B. C.  J. E. Wc'ker, Manager,  FUNERAL  DIRECTOR  AND EMSALMER  Address left   with A. F. Rankin  druggist, will receive prompt  ���    attention.  H/JvBARWICK  .    MERRITT and NICOLA  ....  Nicola Phone No. 5.  Merritt Phone No. 26.  -*_- u*  '  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 three 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"botindury 'line Southeast  corner; thence North^40 chains; thence  West 80 chains to place of beginning,  containing 320 acrco, more or less.  . MARY* ELLEN CAMPBELT;  John Kenneth Campbell, Agen-  '7 l)atei November 8ti,1912.*\:-*.44-9'V'  LOCAL AND OTHER  SPORTING ITEMS  <U  Amateur  Champions  Winners of All Canadian Hockey  Leagues to Meet for Series  at Toronto.  Toronto, March 1.���If present  plans materialize, Toronto will in  two weeks time have a hockey  competition that will settle the  oft disputed question as to which  team is to be classed as the  champions of Canada.  The Allan cup competition has  been more or less of a farcial  nature. The cup is now held in  Winnipeg and none of the Eastern champion clubs are likely to  go West to play for it.    '*  However, a project is on foot  that will pave the way for a great  'annual competition that will be  really and truly a championship  tournament.  The plan includes the formation of a Canadian amateur  hockey association on much the  same lines 'as the Canadian  Rugby Football Union, with an  automatic system of movable  annual games for the championship.  At present, however, it is the  intention to hold the competition  in Toronto this year and invitations have been extended to the  following teams to compete:  Champions of the Manitoba  Hockey Union, the Winnipeg  Hockey Club, present holders of  the Allan cup; champions, of the  Inter-Provincial Union, either  New Edinburghs of Ottawa or  Grandmcre, Quebec.        ���  Champions of the Intercollegiate Union, Uniyersity.of Toron,  to; '.'championsr^of !the Qntario  Hockey Association, either Toronto R. and,A. A. or St. Michaels  of Toronto. ' --' |  It is preposed to play the first  game on Saturday,. March',15.  Gup Holders  Or all Stars  Art Ross will Pilot Picked Team  West If Quebec Decline  to Come  "We will have Quebec's Stanley Cup holders or an All Star  team out from the East this  month", stated Frank Patrick,  managing director of the Vancouver Arena, last night. "According to Eastern papers the  Quebec Club is prepared to accept our proposition for a series  of matches against tho coast  champions in Victoria or Vancouver," continued Frank, "b,ut  so far we have no official word  for the N. H. A. champions.  We hope, however, to have them  out this way, but if they decline  to come and will not give our  league champions games in Toronto we will have Art Ross bring  out an All Star N. H. A. team  for a series of matches against  the pick of the Pacific Coast  League."  No arrangements for matches  with Eastern teams will be made,  however, until the coast championship is   settled.  DEPARTMENT OF MINES  " Coal Mines Regulation Act'  BOARD OF EXAMINERS  Notice is hereby given that the foi  lowing constitule  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  chereon. ���  Dated the 23rd day of December,  1912.  RICHARD McBRIDE,  Minister of Mines  B. C. Team,s  ,  .  Passed Up  Victoria   Champions'i want   to  know .why They Were not Invited to Toronto  Victoria..., March 3.���Local  amateur hockey officials want to  know why British Columbia was  left out when the .invitations  were^extended-to^various^ama?  teur hockey clubs to cpmp'ete in  a series of games for the world's  title in Toronto, starting . from  March 3,5..  Mr. John Mowat, president of  the; Victoria Amateur League,  said today that he had wired for  information a3 to why. the B. C.  champions had not been invited  to the tournament, and also to  arrange for the entry of the B.  C. champions so that it would be  possible for them to leave for  Toronto immediately after the  game here next Saturday. Of  course it is possible that the B.  C. champions could not arrange  to go to Toronto on such short  notice, even if their entry is accepted,- but Mr. Mowat said' that  if Victoria Avon the championship  he thought there was a chance  of them making the trip.  Quebec Sets New Record  Montreal, March 1.���Quebec  established a new record for professional hockey tonight, when  they won their tenth straight  game by defeating the Wanderers  here by a scote of 6-4, The game  was a fast exhibition. Ross' for  the Wanderers and Moran ' for  Quebec were the stars, in fact,  Moran "won the game for' his  team by his phenominal work in  goal. In the third period, 'with  score 5-4 in favor of Quebec, Ross  was body-checked into the fence  and had to go off suffering intense pain. After that the game  was all Quebec.  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  SKI CHAMPION RETAINS TITLE  The Canadian ski-jumping  championships were held recently at Cote des Neiges Hill,  Montreal, in a mild snowstorm.  A. Olsen, of Berlin Mills, Ont,,  retained his title with a jump of  76 feet. O. Hanson, from the  same place, was second, clearing  75 feet. Third place fell to A.  Olsen of Montreal, who jumped  67 feet.  Captain Benjamin Schlomberg  is training at Palm Beach. Florida, for an attempt to swim the  English channel this summer.  Capt. Schlomberg is a member  of the United States volunteer  life saving corps.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of  he Province of British Columbia, may  be leased for a term of twenty-one  years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be  leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land 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 accompr  anied 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 1  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quality of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the cu.il 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^dvertiseinent will not be paid for,  -A���  Ottawa, March 3.-The Ottawa  Hockey Club will drop about  $3500 on this season. This is  what the executive will have to  pay for having a losing and  pensive team.  ex-  -&-  When President Taft becomes  professor of law at Yale he will;  receive $.5,000 a year, Howard  Jones, who has been out of,  school only five years, will re-!  ceive $4,000 a year for coaching*  the Yale football-team;  Vancouver, March 5.���At a  meeting of the Wholesale Baseball League held last night it  was decided to have six clubs in  the running again this season,  two new, clubs, J. Leckie's and  Wood, Vallance & Leggatt, being  elected by ballot. The other  teams are Malkin's, Kelly-Douglas, McLennan & McFeely and  Robertson "Godson. The league  will .get under way, about the  middle, of April. The schedule  will be drafted-at the next meet-;  ing, which will be hold on March;  12th.'  For Sale  Old newspapers, suitable for  wrapping purposes. Apply at  News Office.  Every Woman  , Is intorcstccl and pliould know  abor.t tha v onderful  Marvel ���jgyj"  Afikyo-jr drugprlst  it. It lie cannot Blip;  tho MABVJiL, accept no  other, bat Bond Btatnp for 111ns-  .  tratea book���sealed.  It gives foil  particulars and directions Inviriaablo  to laaiea."WINDSOBSDPPLY CO., Wlndsor.Ont  General Agents for Canada. i  UNDERTAKER  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets aisd Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  6. PRIEST, Granite Ave. Merrit  Subscribe for  The News  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The choicest of Beef, mutton, etc., always on hand  jfresh Fish, iiiggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, p��.p.  Your Insurance  Does it need looking after?  If so, See the Man who makes a  specialty of looking after policies  HE IS  J. B. RADCLIEf E  If you want a gentlemen's Cigar  go to the  BRUNSWICK  in stock  THE "LE PREFERENCE" (Ten minutoa in Havana).   La Flor Do Vjllens.    javannah  Our Dick, Etc.  If you like'almildZcisar try the "Bobby Burns".   Ask"the doctor.  N.  LIVERY  STABLES  MERRITT-CORLMONT STRtiE  ' ' ** ��� fc'- -"  *  '  ���.-��:"/���"������ -Leaves.Merrit't/Mondays ..   ' ;  *���    '.,'.;,,   and .Thursdays ciat 7.30    "-'."   ' "v''  a.m.  for Aspen. Grove, t...._ .;..  ���.  ,;.     Canyon   House,     Tula-  ., _ .<       . meen, and Coalmont.  Leaves Coalmont Tuesdays and Fridays at 2  '''*      p.m. for Merritt.  VOGHT STREET  MERRITT  The Palm  H. S. DARKNELL,  Proprietor  TKeFihes^t^ssortinentfof  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  For Fine Job Printing  Phone the News Office  And our Representative will call on j-ou. ,      .; IHE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, March 7, V?i8  R Trial Will  Convince Yoii  that I give One Hundred Cents Wartfi 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. A. SMITH  ^fflb^Fz^f&JZP =�� m^Jic^7S  FOR SALE      .-  Good going  RESTAURANT  BUSINESS  Apply B. & F. Restaurant,  Voght Street, Merritt.  The City in Brief  The annual general meeting of  the Yale Central Conservative  Association will be held at Ashcroft on the evening of Tuesday  March 18th. It is hoped that all  conservatives will endeavour to  attend. J. McGillivray President.  H. H. Matthews Secretary  Treasurer,  Just Out  If you want 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.  Wanted���third class engineer  for Diamond Vale Colleries.  Apply, Superintendent A. E.  Smith or Assistant General  Manager J.A. Russell.  ,    PIONEER  BARBER SHOP  Dickie & Norman  Proprietor!  We guarantee ,you first class  work.   Razors honed.  Mr. S. L. Smith, who has been  taking Mr. Strickland's place  during his absence, left town for  Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Smith expressed himself as being sorry he was leaving Merritt and was not looking  forward to having to put on the  webbed feet.  The St John's Ambulance class  willl hold their first examination  next Sunday in the school room.  There are nine entries.  H. Greig-,��the up-to-date real  estate agent, has still a few lots  left on Voght Reserve. This  favored sub-division, which is  near the proposed city park, is  nearly all taken up and the list  of owners as shown in his window is a sufficient guarantee that  buying in Voght Reserve is a  good investment and worth your  careful consideration, The price  will be advanced. Today you  have an investment. Get the  impulse. You will never regret  it.  E. M. Jor.es arrived on Sunday's train from Kamloops. Mr,  Jones left Merritt seven months  ago, and was greatly surprised  at the phenomenal growth of the  city.  Mr.  Richmond   left town on  Monday for a week at the coast.  Next door  to  Brunswick  Pool  Room.  Captain Leader was in town  from Nicola on Tuesday.  Any Butterick Pattern  Free With-Every Copy  Price 25c By Mail 35c  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. * . - ;���  N. J. BERWICK  Nicola '., ��. Fterritt  Electric. Restorer for Men  Ph__'��nhohol rcstcfeS-eVe'ry nerve ia the body  r iiroiMimiiii i.s���i*f_per tension; restores  vim and vitality. PreniStdre decay and all sexual  weakness averted at;To��_cei Fhoiphonol will  ...alee ycu a new man.* -Rtide SS a box. or two for  S5. Mailed to'any address* TlioScobell Drag  Co., St. Cathsrlnosf.Ont.  F. Bodin has gone into partnership with Mr. Norman in the  Walter's Block, having bought  out Mr. Dickie.  Harold Greig is putting up  sign posts on all the streets, verv  similar to those used in North  Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. Strickland returned to town on Sunday's  traiii.'. Mr. Strickland states  that he had a very good trip and  is feeling much better for thc  change.,. _    _  ]  Simpson & Cranna, the well-  known jewellers, have a fine  showing over their south window.  F. J, Hogg,' the ever genial  driver for the -Merritt Steam  Laundry, has left their employ.  Mr. Hogg is undecided as to his  future movements but expects to  remain in the city.  Do not forget the plants and  flowers in A. F. Rankine's drug  store. Fresh from Vancouver  on Fridays.  Barnes &   Mearon have just  the best of everything.   Step in.  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  The Universal Car  It's not the mechanical perfect ion of any one part of the  Ford���it's the perfection of  all its parts Working in perfect harmony���that makes it  the car of universal and unprecedented demand. Bet-  ��� ter buy yours today���-the  rush will soon be on.  "Everybody is driving a Ford"���-nior6 than 200.G00 in service. New prices���runabout $675���touring MJar $750���  town car $1000���with all equipment,' f.o.b.''vWalkerville,  Ont.   ,G.et particulars from  Nicola Valley Garage  Your hens don't lay ?^WelI see  R. A. Smith for that scratch  food.  The' Grand Dance given by the  Merritt Orchestra,' oh Wednesday night/'proved very enjoyable.  The hall ' was very tastefully  decorated and a long programme  of dances provided. "A large  number ofcnthusiasls were pre-1  sent and according to general  "expressions of opinion ihe evening was all that could be desired.  Shortly after midnight suppa  was served in two sittings. Dancing went on till about 3.30 a.m.  when the company Lroke up  tired but happy.  Mr; T. J. Smith returned to  Vancouver last Saturday for a  short time.  Better Market  For B. C. Fruit  Speaker    at    Nelson    Favours  Scheme   , of    Provincial  Inspector.  ,W. H. Houston, Mgr.  H!MERRITT, B. C.:  Nelson,* Feb. 28.-If the proposal of Thomas Cunningham,'  chief fruit inspector for the  province, to shut out all fruit  from, foreign states and countries  which are infected with such  blights as San Jose scale and  the Codhn moth, is made effective by the government, it would  do very, much to solve the fruit  marketing problem for ranchers  of British Columbia by reducing  imports, inaddi tion to protecting  Canadian, orchards against infection with , orchard, pests,  stated James Johnson to the  West Kootenay Farmers'.Iristit-  ute at a meeting yesterday.  British ; Columbia-had a home  market for. f ruit.which was more  than sufficient to absorb the  present out-put, said Johnson  who declared that only five per  cent, used in Vancouver last  year was grown in this province,  65.per cent, coming from the  United States. In California the^  regulation prohibiting importation of fruit, from infected states  and countries was already in effect and had worked out well,  he said.  , The weekly dance given by the  Merritt Dancing Academy will  be held on Wednesday next.  This will be the last under the  present management, but we are  informed there is a possibility of  ihem being continued under  management of a new orchestra.  Banner Summer  ���^������Is^RrediGted  S. J. Solomon Thinks This Summer Will be Record for  Fishing Parties  Mr. S.-J. Solomon proprietor  of Ye Olde Posting House, Cout-  1 lee was a visitor to town, and in  an interview with The News  expressed the orinion that the  Summer will be a banner one for  the district. Last summer his  popular hotel was often crowded  out and- would-be guests had to  walk to Merritt. Coutlee is the  starting place for Mammette  Lake, the far-famed resoit for  fishermen, and Mr. Solomon is  ever ready to drive disciples of  Isaac Walton to that favored  fishing ground. This year many  pleasure seekers. have.intimated  thoir desire to make- Coutlee  their headquarters whilst taking  in the many artractions of our  far famed'-valley. We confidently expect, as in the past, many  of them will become financially  interested in the mining and  agricultural possibilities of this  favored section.  Foggy AEout  mg  it's easy enough to get* ybtir  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 business. That's the 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  Otit'of-tctcn orders receive'bur prompt attention. >  -    1    -      M   ESESi  .      SCHEDULE 6. *  Provincial Elections Act  Notice is* hereby given thatthe list of voters'-for the  , Yale Electoral.District has' been cancelled'and.that, applications to be placed on the voter's-list will be received  at my office at Ashcroft where-printed forms of affidavit  to be used .in support, of. an application to vote will be sup-  . plied.   The list of persons claiming to vote will be suspended from arid after the seventh day of April, 1913,'and  a court of revision will be held on- the nineteenth day-of  May and notice of objections to the insertion of any name  on the register-,pf voters must be given to me thirty days  before the-hojding of the court of revision.*  Dated this third day of March. 1913.  H. P. Christie,  Rcti.trar of Voters for the Yale Electoral District.  J��^    Plumbing and Heating  Contractors -  Repairs promptly attended to  P.O. Box 184  mczsm  4 Sir, will you pay $45.00  r.r for this dainty little  Lgdy Elgin Wi  i  ��� V,       _  IT Vvill surely please the one  to^whom you give it.   It has a  .sblid gold case, an attractive  dial and is in every way a gift that  will delight the feminine heart.  It's practical in every respect for it keeps gooil  time and its upkeep is low. You can'i find a  more suitable Christmas gift.  SIMPSON & CRANNA 1 Friday,  March 7, 1913.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  BANK OF MONTREAL  INCORPORATED 1817  HEAD OFFICE       - MONTREAL  Capital (Authorised)'      -  Capital (Paid Up). -.,  Rest and Individual Pre/its  -$25,000,000.00  $16,000,000.00  $16,802,814.94  ������ , Interesf Paid on Deposits  Branches in all principle .cities and towns in the Dominion of  Can?<_<i. 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: J.    .       0   .  101 PacificBuilding,  Vancouver, B.'C:  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.  Phone 9a, or leave orders at G.' B. Armstrong's store.  ��� v    . . .  Li _  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  *l   V   f    ��������       -f ' IM  Newly established throughout.  Be3t of Furnishings.    -.     ,-    Spacious Rooms.  | Excellent accommodation. _--��� Well lighted throughout.  ''   .     , .      Choice Liquors and Cigars.' '  . ���-    Special attention   to cortimercialltrade. -  '��� Rates $1.50 per day.   Special Rates by the month  ANDREW HOGGAN,  PROPRIETOR r  .���<iV^ '  <  Pumps and Pipefitting  Engines, Windmills,  Tanks, Etc.  Screw Jacks for Hire  Repairs of all Kinds  Quilchena  ABACROFT & CO.  Opposite side beyond  Presbyterian Church  Avenue  BIRDS  W A L L B O A R D  ���<. -.  '   The Up:to-Date Wall Covering  No other product comes complete like this  material," with the natural wood grain effect.  Bird's Wallboard ha.s a waterproof hard finish  $n both'sides and is ,the .only wallbo-ird sold  that requires, no' further finish. Just the  thing-for Dado and panel work.  ' For Sale at  The Merrill Lumber Yard  WE PUgHT ALL THE HEWS  It was in the middle of November last, when I hit Vernon  after tramping down from the  Tum-Tum"lake above the higher  Shuswap, a spot primeval lo  man, and it was little Cockney  Bill that I fell in with. He was  using wild expletives, mad reasoning and incalculable digression  on Canada, England, Vernon,  America and all the countries  his geographical vision could  conceive of. I thought he was  a misanthropist. He swelled up  with such eloquence as "They  aint no blooming good," then  suddenly burst into an ccstacy  of grandiloquence at the sight of  a prospective big glass of beer.  He was a curious speck of animation; short, freckled, veneered  with booze stains, and I should  imagine, a student of "Dead-  wood Dick's" blood stories.  Trivial .things appealed to his  imagination as adventure, "thrills  and heroism," as he raid, and  smacking me on the back he  shouted with a kind of Napoleonic  gesture "We'll hit the grit; "  "Right," said I "we depart."  Cockney led the vray for his  vehemence was alarming, "Slim"  quoth he, "Vernon's too arister-  crateric."  I have before mentioned that  his eloquence was forcible but  if you had heaid some of his  words you would have thought  another Webster had sprung up  and invented another language.  On we went, two blanketed  tramps bound for discovery,  Cockney was brave just then, as  he strutted with arms swinging  and occasionally clenched fists  which banged together with  imaginative anger at someone  unknown; occasionally he turned  around at me and glared as if  his enemy was behind: "If I 'ad  the bloomers 'ere, oh if I 'ad 'em  'ere. "Had whom" I once ventured; ".WhyJbem yallerrlegged  knockneed, unsophistercaterced  English." I laughed silently  lest he heard, and we trudged  on. , , ' i  As we walked alongside the  lake, Shorty, for that was how I  addressed him, suddenly spied a  nearby rarcb, and before I could  reason it out, he darted up the  pathway whilst I walked on. A  few yards away from the gate I  sat down to await his return, and  after a few minutes of waiting,  he returned, ln his hands he  held a package clumsily wrapped, and ashe approached, he  muttered with nonchalance:  "Only a lump, Slim, the blighters, I wanted a 'sit down.' " He  opened the package and with  voracity, with open hand passing to his mouth, devoured  what appeared to him to be his  portion;-thenhandetHo-me -the  modicum of meat and bread for  mc to duplicate. I took the  portion but did not eat, but pressed it in my pocket, arose and  once again we were on thc road.  As we walked and walked I  had a suspicion that Shorty's  agility was simmering down, his  enthusiasm waned, his eloqu-  er.ee failed him at times, and  his general concept of things  secised to veer, but still we  walked until those nebulous  waves came upon us which betoken darkness, ar.d it was just  then that Shorty began to lose  heart, and wanted to now where  the next hotel was. "Hotel,"  said I, "why underneath yonder  pines, that grace the scene of  Nature,' that open out their  beautiful foliage in a sublime and  superb panoply, that enrich the  pei spective of .God's har.cici af t."  Shorty looked at me with venom-  ed destruction, and feebly muttered:   "Good Gawd."  I walked towards a large Buli  Pino and commenced to "unroll",  and once I glanced up and noticed  Shorty cast a dull look towards  thc direction we had come from  and then I heard a soliloquy:  "What thc H��� brought me  here." -  At last I cajoled him to lay  down and sleep, and there we  two tramps side by side breathed  in the fragrant air beneath a  canopy so still and splendid, away  from all the taints of life���far  from the madding crowd.  Shorty awoke first with a foul  excretion caked around his lips ;  we rolled up and took one first  course in hygienics���water; then  I bade him partake of a vegetarian course, expatiating on its  nutritive value���beans; then we  marched.  Shorty was a cigarette fiend  but unfortunately did not have  the "makings"; to be explicit, he  did not have any tobacco. How  he turned his pockets out, and  scraped ar.d fingered and fumbled and pinched until he had  mustered a mixture of crumbs,  dirt, cigar ends, pipe dust, and  a variable quantity of foreign  indescri babies.  We ��� walked and walked and  walked; the gracsy slopes that  trailed with redolence towards  the lake did not appeal to Shorty.  He was not aesthetic in the least,  in short, he was looking for  another back door. He started  in a reminiscent manner  telling me of such high times he  had had in Vernon; of the number of beers he had "speared;"  of the "flops" he had had donated him, and then almost in a  conciliatory tone whispered,  "How far, Slim, to Penticton?"  "Fort-two," said I almost snappishly. He turned on me like a  tiger pouncing on its prey, then  simmered down to an expression  which sounded to me something  like "Go'dblime."  For some miles we walked  without seeingja house, but I had  suspicions that the first one we  came to Shorty would apply liis  knuckles with side drum rhythm  that would demand an answer,  and true enough I was right.  We came suddenly upon a'nicely painted house and up Shorty  strutted, knocked at the dcor,  and waited.   A pretty little lady  appeared, and I listened. Shorty  had not eaten for three days,* he  had been in hospital, he had been  prostrated with "appotacitis" (it  is his own term), and he had a  hungry friend outside. (The next  moment'he was bawling: "Hi,  Slim, come 'ere!"   So up I went  threw, off my pack, took off my  hat, and Shorty chaperoned.me  with a smile to the lady's kitchen  as if he had bought up the earth.  He was happy, complacent and  perfectly at peace.   He recounted his hardships, sickness, sadness and the world's "ingraterti-  tude," as he called it, with courage ahd   fortitude,  whilst the  lady listened in  commiserative  silence.   At times I had to duck  my head and laugh at the inventive-make-up".    Once-and "only  once did I essay to look at him  straight in the face, and there in  one eye was the first globular  formation of a tear, whilst with  the other he turned to me and  winked.   Our n eil being over I  nervously    thanked    the   lady,  wished her good morning and  left Shorty to it.   I walked at  quite a pace until I was a mile  away, 'when I heard the toot of  an automobile and looking back  stepped aside to let it pass, but  was dumbstruck to see it slow up  and stop, and there, ye gods and  fishes,  sitting back smoking a  cigar (that was donated him���by  request)   in   grandiose ��� manner  was Mr. Shorty  Co-kney  Bill,  Esq.   Not in the least disturbed,  he said with serene s:mplicity,  "Jump in Slim."   He had stopped a chauffeur and merelv ask-  for a ride for himself and friend.  The dirty,  old,  musty blankets  stood out in strange contrast to  the orna'e   leather work,   but  Shorty was oblivious.  On we sped flitting by  the  beauties of the Okanagan lake  like a nnd demon let loose, in      ���       <  Fairyland then Shorty placed his      fi       <*<���  nose noar my ear and shouted  proudly as if hav:ng achieved a  Mine Host  Solomon  The BEST  Good  for  is none too  My   Guests.  Sunday Dinners a Specially'  S. J. SOLOMON, COUTLEE, B.C.  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS  Lower Nicola  School  SEALED TENDERS, supcrscibed  '���Tender ror Lower'Nicola School,"  ���will be received by the Honourable Iho  Minister of Public Works up to noon of  Monday, the 27th day of January, 1913,  for thc erection ar.d 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 office W. N. Rolfe, Government  Agent, Nicola; Mr. James Smith, Secretary of School Board. Lower Nie-  ola and the'.Department of Public  Works Parliament Buildings, Victoria,  Copies for purposes of tendering-may  be had on depositing a certified cheque  for ��10, to bo refunded on return of  plans and specification'by date tenders  are recievable. _  ,  Each proposal, must be accompanied  by an accepted bank cheque, or.certifi-  -.at^of'deposit oh'a" chartered bank* of-  Canada, maSepayable to the Honourable the Minister of Public Works, for  a sum euqal'to 10 per cent of the- tender, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter into con  tract when called upon to do  so, or if  he fail to'complete .the work contracted  for.   The cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful tenders will be re-  turud to them upon the execution of  the contract.  *  ��� Tenders will not be considered unless  made out on thc forms supplied, signed  terid-  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:  Commercing 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 British Columbia and United States  boundaro line the Southwest corner;  thence East along boundary line 40  chains Southeast corner; thence North  40 chains adjoining and along the West  of Mary Ellen Campbell's land claims  Northeast corner; thence West .40  cha'ins to place of beginning, containing 160 acres, more or less.  JOHN LOVE  John Kenneth Campbell,  Agent,  Datecd November 30th, 1912.   44-6  TO LET  Shack,    For    Rent,     Warm  Shingled Two Rooms,  Apply News Office.  Wanted���six or eight coal diggers for, the Diamond Vale  Colleries.   Applyjat the mines.  with the actual''signature of the  erer,' and enclosed   in  the envelop s  furnished.  * The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.   '  Wanted     . ��� <     .-  - .'' ___  Experienced woman 'for'posi t-  ionas" housekeeper geed "cook,  write box B. P: O. Merritt.  " APPLICATIONS  For the. position of j steward in  the ' Merritt Commercial. Clu.b  will.be received until noon,,Feb.  25th.', State" experience. Apply  G. M. Gemmill Secretary:  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliable French regulator; never (ails. .These  pills are exceedingly powerful in regulating* the  generative portion of thc female system. Refuse  all cheap imitations. Dr. de Tan's are sold at  fH a box. nr three lor S10. Mailed to any address.  Tho Scoboll Drug Co., St. Catharine!, Ont,  Great  Slim,  booze."  victory  pow for  'We've made her  some Penticton  Your Home Paper  May not give you" as large a variety of  foreign news as the big city daily, but it  gives you news of your own community.  Boosts your own town, or farm property;  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 manage-"  ment would be pleased at any time to  receive any little news items from you.  Take ah 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. ���  AU classes of Commercial, Poster, and Ptmphlet  Printing turned out at our job Printing   Dept. IHE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  REGULAR MEETING  OF THE COUNCIL  (Continued from page one)  moved that the action of the  committee be confirmed. Carried.  Alderman Tuthill reporting oh  behalf of the sanitation committee, recommanded that the plans  for the subdivision of lot. 3,  block 54, be passed with-the  recommendation that when lot 2  is divided it b2 surveyed at right  angles, so as to allow thescavenr  ger to get out. The pians were  passed.  Speaking further on behalf of  the committee, Alderman Tuthill  said that the scavenger had  lodged several complaints, as to  irregularities, and he suggested  that the scavenger be empowered  to notify the delinquents that  the corrections "must be made  within a reasonable time, or the  scavenger would make them and  ' charge for the work.  Alderman Irvine thought it  was a matter for thc Health Officer, who should.visit the places  and declare them a nuisance and  proceed under the health by-law.  Alderman Tuthill contended  that the committee's proposal  was a more practical way of dealing with the matter.  Mayor Reid thought the committee was on the right track if  it followed its action up tova conclusion.  Alderman Tuthill moved that  the scavenger be given power to  act as the committee suggested.  Alderman Boyd moved, in amend-  ment, that the sanitary committee deal with the matter according  to the health  by-law.    As  the original motion  received no  seconder the amendment carried.  A letter was read from Mr.  Greig drawing' attention to' the  ���fact that Canford avenue was  not opened up or fit for traffic  and was a detriment to property  on the Voght reserve, and asking  for it to be cleared.   Alderman  Tuthill moved that the matter be  referred*-*�� the board of -works  committee, which was carred.'-  * Alderman Tuthill drew the attention of the board of works to  a culvert at the east end of Quilchena avenue which was in such  A Dance  will be given under the auspices of the Women's Auxiliary of the Nicola Valley General Hospital, in  Central Hall  Easter Monday, Mch. 24.  TICKETS:.  $2 a couple    Extra ladies $ 1  Park  by-law pass the second  reading.   Larrled.  It was then; moved by Alderman Menzies that- the council go  into a cdinmitfeV of the whole to  discuss the Park* by-law, which  was carried. \ Alderman Boyd  then took the cnair.  The clerk hiving again read  the by-law, Alderman Menzies  moved that thk committee rise  and report the'by-law to be complete, which wascarried.  The mayor having again taken  the chair," Alid'e_man Bo.d reported that thecommittee of the  whole council had found the bylaw to be complete.  Alderman TutHrll "moved that  the committee's report be received and the by-law pass the third  reading, which was carried.  The mayor stated that Mr.  Radcliffe had informed him that  now there was an adequate supply of water foru fire protection,  the underwriters should.be communicated with and asked to rate  the city. Mr. Radcliffe. along  with other insurance agents in  the city, had written, but Mr.  Radcliffe thought their case  would be strengthened if the city  passed a'resolution to be sent to  the underwriters. *  '      *  Alderman Tutliill moved that  the clerk be asked to comply  with the request.;   ������,*-.  Alderman?Gordo'n.gave notice  that at',the'vnext;n.eet;ing' of the  council he-wouldjjjring in a bylaw for the borrowing of $10,000  from time to time to anticipate  current expenditure!  Alderman Menzies moved that  m.a   rroo  in   OUU1  ~ "  ."   -**���-������'******   v��*m.  a bad state that it was ' impossi- tn.e not'ce be received and per  ble for a team to get over it with' missi��n given . to .introduce' the  ___ . 1 Jl Kit    In ��* _0__* _-.-_-____ _J  a load  Mr. Greig then presented various plans to the councillor approval. Alderman Tuthill moved  that the plans be referred to the  board of works to report at next!  meeting. Further plans submitted by'Mr. Greig were also referred,to the board of works to  report.  Alderman-Boyd moved that a  requisition made by Alderman  Munro, on behalf of the fire and  police committee for six hydrant'  keys, six spanner^, two hose pulleys and one wrench, be received  and the tools ordered.    Carried.  ^"Alderman~MuW6^ep^tihg"fdr  the   fire and police   c.ommittee  by-law.   Carried  Mayor Reid ..stated that Engineer Hall has reported that the  machinery at* the, Power House  was in good order, .and that he  was quite satisfied.��drthe city to  take over the engine and dynamo  from the General .Electric Company. On Sunday : the engine  was put to a 25 percent, overload,test and worked'perfectly;  The city has therefore taken over  the engine and dynamo from  Monday'last.'  The meeting then adjourned. '  as to the testing of the new fire  alarm, stated that as the whistle  had not arrived, they had been  unable to test it.  Alderman Munro drew the attention of the Council to the fact  that a number of people were  burning refuse in their back yard  and thereby running the risk of  starting a fire.  Alderman Boyd moved that  the Chief of Police be instructed  to stop anyone from burning  refuse in the congested part of  the city.   Carried.  The city clerk read the Park  ��� by-law, authorizing the purchase  of a piece of land from the Voght  estate for the sum of $3000, the  first payment to be made byJ  March 15, and tbe balance on orj  before the 31st of December,  1913, ��lus* interest at 6 per cent.  Alderman Menzie.s moved * and  CITY CLERK  MUCH SURPRISED  Party Armed With Refredimentt, Chairs  and Tablet pay Surprise Visit."  Last Friday was. City Clerk  Priest's birthday, and he decided  /chat it would be spent in a quiet  manner. However his friends  thought differently. Chief Eggleshaw was sent on ahead to  keep'Mr. Priest from going out,  and in a short while,'arnumber of  friends loaded up with provisions,  refreshments, tables, chairs,  lamps, etc., arrived, much to the  surprise.of the said City Clerk.  ��� A very, pleasant evening was  spent playing-bridge,.the ladies'  first prize ' being won by Mrs.  Eastwood* and the gentlemen's  by Mr. Eastwood. Mrs. Blair  Reid was successful in winning  the ladies',booby and Mr. Langstaff the gentlemen's.  Those, who" took part in 'the  surprise .party were Mr. and Mrs,  Joe, Collett, .Mr. and-Mrs. Eastwood, Mr. and Mrs.'.Jpalngstaff,  Mr. and Mrs. * Blair -Reid,  Miss  Alderman   Boyd  seconded  that j Limmer,   Miss  Spalding,    Mrs  the by-law be read for the first]  time.    Carried  Alderman Boyd moved and Aid ���  ernian Menzies seconded that the!  Mclntyre,', Miss Mackenzie, A. B.  Kennedy, ,Dan Shearer and Chief  Eggleshaw. The party claim  they have 'taught Mr,* Priest not  to try and keep birthc&jte quiet.  Friday, March 7. ioJ  ^  If  ^^gK^,��4__��-Aa.j^^-u^_j_KaMM��^  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  Fashions  Dresses for all occasions, cloaks, suits, waists, skirts, lingerie,  etc., in almost unbelievable profusion ��� for yourself, your  daughters, your babies.    Don't miss it. . OUT NOW.  Any Butterick Pattern free  With Every Copy  Price 25c; by mail 35c  Get Your Copy Early  v ".���*���;  'o * . '..  We have just received a large shipment of -  Spring Dry Goods  which we would like you to see. Ginghams at 15c, 20c  and 25c per yard. Prints at 12 I -2c, 15c and 20c per yd.  China and Taffeta Silks in all colors. Satin Grenadine in  most beautiful colors and material ever shown in the city.  Pongee Silks in all colors  Special Values ��  NowthatSpringriTcoming"youwill want s^me new^urtainsT  See the beautiful range of curtains and curtain  materials we are showing.  Everything in Dry Goods and Ladies Wear  at Moderate Prices  -������������ -������������--��������"������  Diamond Vale Supply  Company, Ltd.

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