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 \:aW  8>  *l-.��  APR l  2c��pH��A,yz ��  Vi ���  ~P0B  '5��-  Vol. 4, No 5  MERRITT, B.C.V MARCH 28. 1913  Price 5 Cents  Tornado Visits Omaha  Fire Follows Among Ruins  Death and Destruction  Follow  in Path of Two Storms Which  Struck Omaha on Monday Evening Last.   Fire  Breaks Out Among the Ruins    -1  O.naha, Neb., March* 24.-  Fully one hundred killed, twice  that number injured and hundreds of thousands of dollars  worth of property destroyed.  This summary briefly tells ^the  the story of the tournado which  s,vept through Omaha and its  suburbs at 6 o'clock last evening  in an almost straight path from  four to six blocks wide and more  than eight miles long. It was  by far the most appalling cat  astiophe that ever has visited  Omaha.  While a conservative estimate  places the number of dead at one  hundred, it is believed that it  will go over that ��� number and  may reach 140. At leastr240 persons were injured.  Throughout the stricken districts the streets are filled with  masses of debris from wrecked  houses and uprooted trees and  tangled electric wires.  Nearly every home within a  dozen miles of the stricken district is* filled with unfortunates,  All the hospitals in the three  cities', Omaha, South Omaha and  Council Bluffs are' crowded to  capacity and in many of, them  the halls and corridors were  _~. hlled,wlith-CQts.j^-.J  :-* l ._;_.,.���,  The morgues and hospitals]  were beseiged all the., niorning  by friends and relatiyes of the  dead and "injured, who made  frantic efforts to learn the fate  of, loved ones.-, ���. ���: -- ;  Although a line of soldiers and  police, were thro*wjt.. around. the  path oi the storm soon after it  had passed much looting has  been reported. ,  Chicago, March 24.���An Official-despatch to the Burlington  road from Omaha, received this  afternoon, placed the number  of buildings destr6yed-at 1500  and states that six fires, four of  them under control, were raging  in Omaha when the report was  sent. The report puts the number of dead at seventy-five and  the injured at several hundred.  '   Two Distinct Storms  :���,<*  Omaha, Neb., March 24. ��� (Via  long distance telephone to Denver).���Omaha and vicinity was  swept ' by two distinct wind  storms late yesterday afternoon,  both of cyclonic intensity, which  spread death and destruction in  their wakes. Fire, which broke  , out on many of the wrecked  buildings, added to the horrors.  At 8 a. m. the' best available  figures placed the number of  dead at between 100 and 200,  with not less than 100 more or  less seriously injured.  The firstand main storm struck  Railtonj- three , miles west of  , South Omaha, shortly before 9*|  o'clock yesterday evening, and  moved in a north-easterly direction through the city of Omaha;  The second storm swept across  the Missouri'River about -6.20 p.  m., doing considerable damage  in. Council Bluffs.  The tornado swept, in from  the southwest, and zigzagged to  the northeast over the residence  portion of the city, leaving in its  wake ruin and death. Fires  sprang up all over this devastated area so thickly that* firemen  were unable to respond to the  many alarms, and houses were  allowed to burn to,the ground.  The worst' damage was done  and the heaviest toll of lives ex-  acted^in thc western part of Omaha, in the vicinity of. Twenty-  fourth and Lake streets where a  morning picture theatre was demolished, alndat 40th and Farnam  streets where a garage was destroyed, and from there northeast  to Sixteeth and Binney streets.  This was the residence district  and the destruction wrought was  well nigh appalling.  A heavy rain followed^ the  wihd'ahd drenched the hundreds  of homeless persons, but it also  put out the flames.  , .When daylight came it was  found.that all forms of'communication were broken, 3000* build-  inKS-W.ereimore or less.damaged...  manyof';the6ebeingchi]frch edifices. .Eight of the public schools  were wrecked:' '-, *  'Only v-a~"few  names  of   the  known dead - and- injured;'are j  available. / x�� - ��.   *   -.  <'���;  Hospital Ball  Great Success  The  Verdict 'Was - The  Best  Ever.' Large'Crowd Have  Enjoyable Time.  .Dances come cand dances go,  but the memory of- the dance  given ip Central Hall on Easter  Monday by the Women's Auxiliary of the Nicola Valley General  Hospital will linger most pleasantly in the minds of the large  and representative~TrathYrihg  that assembled in*-the<Hall that  evening. The decoiations were  both choice, and appropriate,  gaily colored streamers, above,  with artistic Chinese lanterns  covering the electric light., and,  banners emblematic of the Red  Cress Society on the sides of the  Hall.  * * The Merritt Orchestra was in  attendance and the pioneer organization certainly acquitted  themselves most creditably, and  accorded encores most generously to the enthusiastic dancers.  A most recherche supper was  ���^served at 12 o'clock, "and here  the ladies certainly outvied themselves. Sandwiches, chicken  and ,ham, cakes, the array was  and from four to sixblocks wicte  The path of the storm lay just  north of the business district  and included two of the fashionable residence sections, known  as West Farnam and Bemis  Park. Practically all the build-  ir.gs in this distiict were demolished.  ,     .        .    , .  . ,..-..      ,-   . i bewildering; lemonade, tea ana  leaving'a wake, eight miles ,lon��     m*>      j  ���,. ������ *     J i     ..     '  j j-       r -    L    ���" -ti" i   �� -ii ��� icoffee and, last but not least, or  so  one   young', man    evidently  thought who had four helpings, ���'  ice cream from Vancouver. Ver-'i  itably a feast-for the gods.  After supper Mrs. Langstaff  and Mrs. Tutill obliged with  some very much appreciated  extras.     Dancing was kept up  with''unabated vigor until 2;30  a.m. when the. happy crowtf  dispersed with the feeling that  the ladies had certainly added'  another winner to their long 'list,*-  and if the dance is the success  financially that it was socially  they will indeed have scored a  triumph. ���  Appended is a partial list of  of those present:  Mr. and Mrs. Boyd, Mr. and  Mrs. Gay, Mr. and Mrs. C. Gra-I  ham.'Mr. ar.d Mrs. Trehearne,-  Mr. and Mrs. Strickland, Mr.  and Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Ransom,- Master!,  Percy Ranson, Mr. and) Mrs. Devon-^  shire, Mr. and Mrs. Langstaff, Miss  Sullivan. Miss Wittemore, Miss Quenville, Mr. Dan Shearer,-Mr. C. Howie,  Mr. McKnight, Mrs. J. F. Mur'ray,r  Mrs. and Miss McGoran, Rev.* J.'  Thompson, Mrs. Barwbk, Miss Thomas,  Mr. and Mrs. Kay, Mrs. and' Miss  Hudson, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, Mrs.'  Tutill, Mrs. H. Priest, Mrs. I. and"  Miss Priest, Miss McPherson; Mr. and, '  Mrs. Boothroyd, Miss Sherwood, Mrs.  J. Collett. Miss Thompson, Miss'Len-  ner, Miss McKeating, Mr. and Mrs. S.'  Howse, Messrs. Gemmiil, Wilkinson,  J. D. Walker,. Radcliffe,��� Walters, J.  Smith, O'Brien,. W. Sharpe, ,Keowen,>  W. Houston, Leechman,' Round, Kennedy and many others.' _   ' ' ' '  Late Local News  The Tilicum Whist Club held  their last meeting at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. J, P. Boyd, when  those who had not entertained  previously were the hosts.  Mrs. Wilson won the lady's  prize1, which consisted of a very  fine atomizer filled with scent;  Mr. Keowen won the gentlemen's prize, a very handsome  silk cravat; W. H. Houston was  an easy winner for the booby  ���prize which was a cake of soap;  '���Miss McPherson taking the  lady's booby prize���some talcum  powder. The latter part of the  evening was given up to dancing. ������..���������:. *!  Disastrous Floods Rage In  States of Ohio and Indiana  Barry Reid is over from Victoria to help in the great sale.  ��� Mr. C. Fossett has been appointed Road Master on the C.  P. R. for the Revelstoke,-.Sica-  mous and Okanagan Lake Division, in place of Mr. Rushford,  resigned. Mr. Fossett is on .the'  .Thompson Division and is well  Jjknown throughout the Valley.    '  The Wednesday Half Holiday  Last year an effort was made  to have a half holiday in ihe  middle of the week,* Wednesday  afternoon being most.suitable.'7  The movement was started'so  late in, the season, however, jhaty  only about seven half'hqhtjbtyjjj  resulted. .We understand -rtJM|  the majority of the busin^gsjj  men olthe; Git jb: are.. heattityL .55.  fayor of the project and. willing  to concede* the half holiday.' "'  ��� -Wc sincerely hope it will soon  'become ' an * accomplished1*; fact.  The -News-has- always.-, been;? an  advocatefor the.*.betterment/-of  conditions of labor for the clerks  and others who work in the  stores and we feel sure that the  respite-"- from business for one  short* half day will be more than  made up by increased efficiency  during the rest of the week. ,    <  Dayton Practically Inundated by Waters of Miami River.  Breaks Out in Many Sections of City And Adds  to.Horrors.   Peru Flooded by Wabash  Fire  Disastrous floods inundated important areas of Ohio and Indiana today, bringing great .loss  of life in their train and driving  thousands of persons from their  homes and business establishments.  The worst floods seem to be at  Day ton, Ohio and Peru, Indiana.  From Dayton come telegraphic  despatches off flood and fire  which have ruined that populous  industrial centre.  - John Rhodes, foreman of the,  Government road work, has  .started work with a crew of men  near Lou Austin's.  *��� -Lieutenant.Colonel Flick of the  B. C. Horse, was a visitor to the  city Wednesday. -   ,   \  v  ,.: W. E. WiUfon has had track  wheels" put onto his Ford car for  use between Merritt and The  Loop on the Kettle Valley Railway. The work was superintended by W. H. Houston of the  Nicola Valley Garage.  New Church For Anglicans  "The ~EhglisK"Churchr_are ~to  erect a handsome building on the  corner of Granite avenue and  Chapman street, plans of which  have been prepared by Honeyman & Curtis, Architects, Vancouver, and are in the hands1 of  A. W. Strickland, at the Bank of  Montreal. " The plans show that  the building will be some 50 ft.  long, 65 feet over all and 22 feet  wide, with .the addition of a Baptistry and' Vestry. Concrete  foundations will be put in, made  of Vancouver Island Cement.  The heatingJ arrangements will  consist of a McClary's Sunshine  Furnace with a'capacity of 2500  cu. ft., and will heat the church  to 70 degrees Farenheit with the  thermometer-40 below zero. The  funds available for church work  have been merged into a building  fund. ' The building, when completed, should prove an1' added  attraction to our rapidly.growing  town,' and the members and  friends should be commended for  their zeal and enterprise in erecting such a structure, thereby  putting up a stronger argument  to go to worship."  V Spring is  now" at hand andl  from reliable sources we-leam  that many- of the citizens, con  template^ puttings- in * gardens,]  with.poasiblysomefshade trees:  WoulcBit' riot;,be'advisable,., and'  we make the'isuggestion with all  due' deference,   for _the City  Fathers   to  plant, some.'shade  trees on our principal avenues.  In years to come these' will .be  greatly appreciated by an ever  growing population, and would  serve as a lasting monument to  the enterprise of the present  council.  ' A meeting of the S. Michael  Guild will be held in the Parish  Hall on Wednesday, April 2nd,  st 3 o'clock.  W. H.. Guthrie of Aspen Grove  was avisitor to townfor -a -few  days this week.  The Knights of Pythias held  one of ,,their enjoyable monthly  socials . on Wednesday, night.  The lodge meeting closed at 8.30  and the Sisters of, Pythias were  then admitted. Dancing was indulged in.to excellent music, this  being supplied by the K. P. orchestra, and continued until  10.30, when a light supper  was partaken of. The rest of  the evening was spent in dancing  and all returned home at 12.30  with the conviction that this was  the best little dance ever held in  Merritt.  The winners of the piizes, advertised in connection with F. A.  Reid,&; Co's. great sale arc as  follows:  Mrs: James Bevis, suit case.  Wm. Brolin, shoes.  Wm. Dobie, hat.  L. G. Lobsinger, sweater coat.  Mrs. Trehearne, gloves.  Dayton, March 26.���Dayton is  devastated. No one can even  estimate the number of victims.  Beneath the yellow sea thatv is  seething through the city may-  sleep ten thousand drowned, or  perhaps the death list may not  exceed one'thousand. No'one'  can picture the sickening situa-'  lion. ~ Last night Dayton was a  marine inferno. Fires lighted  the sky, illuminating the-rushjng  waters, and the swish of rain  and swirl of currents sounded a  requiem for' the unknown and  uncounted dead.  Fifty thousand persons are to-,  day jammed in the upper floors  of their homes, with, no gas, no  drinking, water, no light," no heat  ahdno-footLv^'^ '."*if'~i4n_ -&~\  ;,< Miamisburg is under water and  there isnefr' food. V Country i>eo  pie* are ?taking'supplies to the,  refugees.'.Twelve hundred'T'per-  s'ons arebfeingiodged and fed in  the National Cash Register plant.;! in  n " _' -���_  __._ _.il III -J-,'1 "  isolated in downtown buildings  or.in"portions of the residence  districts and who saw bodies  floating through the streets, considered this estimate ultra-conservative and placed the fatalities at 100.  IDaylight showed how great  was the devastation wrought by  the flood last night when the  Wabash river burst its banks'.  Houses, half submerged, were  drifting away. . Other% buildings  were toppling over. Bodies were  recovered floating with the debris, in the streets and only*, a  spire indicated the location .of a  church. '  . , **  Death faced hundreds: who at  dawn.today are clingiug to the  ro'o'fj}. of buildings where they  had sought refuge. * - '  Currents of muddy water frora.  tenvto twenty-fve feet deep were  racing through the main_ streets  at-,twenty miles an hour. All  night'.long.while the city ..was in  inky darkness, men and ,women  and ."children, ahd in some instances entire families, lay -flat  where they had crawled to'the  roofs of their homes, waiting for.  daylight'to bring relief. Hundreds' of others were jammed- in  theJcqurthouse^nTd-Llodj^^uild-,  ingsjVwhich are oh the;,only"- elt-  -irott-tne win**. l-ln4'lA1��''Tl7ai'J&��., K. J '  Scores of' automobiles < and _ boats1  are -carrying the marooned to  safety at' many points, but up to  noon no boats could venture into  the heart of the city. The water  dropped two feet this morning.  Not a telephone is in commission.'  Columbus, O., March 26���From  Lake Erie to the Ohio river and  from the Indiana boundary to the  Pennsylvania line, Ohio today is  wrestling with the worst flood  this "state has ever known. An  appaling loss of life at Dayton is  followed in almost every city and  village in the state with a death  roll that can not be totalled until  the raging_waterB subside.   The most serious news today  was that the' town of Miamisburg, with a population of four  thousand, had been washed  away.. Heavy rains continued  over most of the State last night.  Governor, Cox estimated that  more, than 250;000 persons have  been rendered homeless. Harrowing tales are filtering through  of families .who spent the night  in a drenching rain in treetops  or on the roofs of their flooded  homes. *  South Bend, Ind., March 26.���  An "official report received by  Maye* Charles E. Goetz of South  Bend at 10.45 a. m. today was  that 300 persons were drowned  at Peru, and that no bodies had  beeh'recovered, and that there  Wa*s less than one block of the  entire city" that was not under  water/.' ���  -  Mayor Krutlsner, who is ma-  roorred^in his home, received a  telephone'report that the number probably would not exceed  fifty or-sixty.   -Persons who are  vatibris not under'water:  ' A'jl'rnotice- was posted tat. the-  headquarters ofIheeinergehcy-"  i/_-^"rv>  .'  , J  '   *    .    ��i���.'w'      "til  >'-���   '  committee in, Dayton- annoutfe-  infiKfJthat- the city^wwC.;under  "maftialTlaw'-^-and several -con^  panics of soldiers' had* arrived  from neighboring Ohio cities.- ���  Drunken Indian  Runs Amok  One.Indian.Gets Eye Cut Out  and Fifteen to Twenty.Body.-  Wounds ���   "  Special to Nicola Valloy News    _ *  >.  Lytton, B. C, March 22:���On  Thursday morning at -4 o'clock,  Indians reported that a drunken  Indian was running around with"  an axe, breaking in doors,' windows, etc. Provincial. Constable  Grundy immediately went to the  Reserve and found Edward Paul  (who is a hai ^brother to the notorious Moses Paul now lying in  Kamloops gaol) very drunk; and  covered from head to foot "with  blood. Constable Grundy then  informed Indian Agent Graham  and together they proceeded to  the reserve where they rounded  up six-Indians,-ail more-or less  intoxicated. ,-Not entirely sati.-  fied, the Indian Agent decided  to nfeke a further "and mor<j  thorough investigation, and in  one of the houses discovered an  Indian lying on the floor covered  with blood. Medical attention  was~nmmedia,ttly requisitioned,  wheh it was found that orie eye  was cut out, head badly cut,'and  from 15.to 20 body i-ounds. He  gave his name as "Harry White,  and'isnowin the hospital in a  ver^precarious condition:   -  ::fl!irV^Xm.  -A?W?'^mfc,  ���^l-lA^fcsZm  ;��&*^y^||g  ;si'"tXKSP-  v_j��-#.ft''.v;*'_.  itefe^iS&iS* IHE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  AMONG THE CHURCHES  ANGLICAN CHURCH  Sunday, March 30.  Merritt, ,11 a. m.  Confirmation class 2.30 p.m.  Nicola, 7.30 p.m. -  Vestry meeting, Monday.8p.m.  J. Thompson,  Vicar.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  "Sunday, March 30, 1913.  Lower Nicola, 3 p.m.  Merritt���Sunday School,  2.30  Evening Servics, 7.30  Farewell   Sermon ��� Subject:  "Critics and Their Supposed ^Victims."  All welcome.  Rev. J. A. Petrie,:|  Pastor.   :Mir  Subscription $?.0Q a year  Six months SI. 00  advance  Twenty-five cents an-inch for Tegrulac advertising. Land and water notices $7.00 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 3C Jays.  ' Classified advertising  10 cents a line; extra  words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract ad  vertislnpr.  Address  Don't Forget  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  .TuesdayofeacK  month at 8 p.  m.  So jour n-  hg brothers cprdiaHy invited.  -3A. R.'&Xftte!tfGTON   .c. .      P. A. Reid  ���"'.���/;.'.-    -wyi.M.    ��� L ���>,      Secretary.  F."   '-"A  '  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 in-  , vited toatte.id.  Thos Heslop C. R.  - H. H. Matthews, Sec.  K. OF P.  Nicola Valley  Lodge No. 46  meets in - K. P.t  Hall in Simpson &'  Cranna building  every Wednesday  night at 7.30 p.m.  All visiting brethren are .cordially  invited to attend.  Knifht T. E. Clarke, Knight W. Cranna  C. C -        K.R. S  l.'O. 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. J of large forest fires,' but  at  I   FOREST FIRES AND TELEPHONE  The problem pf preveriting'and  fighting* forest fires is one that  personally interest every citizen  of B. C, and yet it is amazing  the indifference with which most  people treat it.   A laige forest  fire, in a heavily timbered province   like   British    Columbia,  when it get thoroughly under  way is an evil beyond, human  I power   to   subdue.    The   only  practical solution of the problem  then is to prevent fires altogether  or provide means; of checking  them and getting them under  control in the earlier stages.  To follow this-.plan one must  make provision for two things,  viz: a certain and rapid. means  of communication, and a ready  means of accessitosany part endangered. Ovepthe'greater part  ofBritish Columbia, neither of  these essentials is at hand.   As  a means of rapid communication  the telephone is .obviously the  most desirable, considered from  the standpoint of usefulness and  cost.of construction and' maintenance. For bush < work a single  wire (ground circuit) strung on  trees has proven-very satisfactory and.may, be coustructed at a  remarkably low figure considering the protection <-offorded.  In the National^flo^ests of the  Western States such'* lines have  been built, at a i cost per mile  varying from $30, ^tp $80., depending on the accessibility of  the country throu^^-which they  run. Branching fronpi trunk lines  as mentioned'above;.:there, may  be built' cheap, temporary lines  to "lookout points^ia&d logging  camps.  A system of telephone lines  thus constructed is-certainly a  tremendous aid,in the prevention  the  Your Vote  Before April 7th  DRUGGIST  One week more and the  Lists close.  Drugs  Patent  Medicines  Sundries  Stationery  Tobaccos  Magazines  Lending Library  ing on the fact that, once having] fV_iinfir f\iii*>f  received the goods, you will not | ^uunty V-OUTC  go to the trouble of refusing  them or boxing them up and  shipping back, even if they do  not come up to your expectations.  The usual experience in a case  like this is to find that the goods  are not as you thought they  would be nor as bad as they  might be. They are in quality  as they are said to be in price���  a little below standard. That is  expensive cheapness.  Nicola Valley  -Dealers lir-  In Session  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Haiji and Bacon.  PROFESSIONAL  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B  - Barrister and Solicitor**  K.tur Public-  Solicitorfor the Bank of Montreal ���  H>R. M. Christie, D.Sc, B.C.L.si.  r. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S.. B.C.L^S  "t\ P. Heywood. B.Sc.. B.C.L.S.     ~  Christie, Dawson  & Heywood   Civil Engineers r- ��� -  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch       -      Ashcroft, B. C.  R. B. KENNEDY  We "sell and, install  Everything Electrical  CAPT. STEPHENSON  Merchant Tailor  Clothes Cleaned and Pressed-  QUILCHENA AVE.    "  *���*���.'.'���  W.E.Johnson  Tonsorial Jlrtist  RAZORS HONED  ,.VOGHT STREET   -    MERRITT  same time must,be: accompanied  by a system of good roads, or  pack trails. The best" that can  be done with the telephone is to  report all fires discovered while  they are still at a stage where  theycan be controlled, but this  is useless unless the -means' are  at-hand. to transport; men. and  tools quickly to'such-fires, or in  other words unless a network of  permanent trails is provided  which will give'ready: access to  all -parts ,of the ���country. .  ��� According to the-annual report -just issued;, it is the intention'of ,the Prov. Forest Branch  to'gradually~coflstruct^telephorfe^  lines .and pack trails'were they  are most, needed throughout the  Province, and in this way add  to the protection of an -asset  that yields two and a half million  dollars and one' quarter of the  public revenue each year.  Telephone line construction is  a wonderfully cheap f��*cni of in-'  surance. With the greatest as-,  set of the, country at stake, the  building of these telephone lines  should be urged -in every .quarter. A step in. this direction is  now being taken by the/Provincial Forestry departmcnt7.whichfis  at present advertising for-materials preliminary to the establishment of the first field - telephone  services in connection w,ij^i forest  protection pf .which- British Col?  umbia has had direct experience.  "ON APPROVAL'*���  Look out - for the man who  wants to sell you something by  mail "on approval."' ��� That  sounds well, and helps to-sell  the goods; but he is often bank-  THE LOCAL MARKET  Much has been said recently  about the needless handling of  goods and the amount it adds to  the cost of products of the farm  and  orchard.    Another   factor  that   influences   the - increased  cost of products is the lack of  appreciation among home folks  of the resources at their own  doors.     This lack of appreciation is due in a large measure to  the neglect of local manufacturers and growers of fruit or I  vegetables' to cater to the home I  market rather than .to depend  upon a fancy package and a careful assorting of their products to  sell them in large city markets  at higher prices. Tha later practice has been encouraged by commission'men, particularly if the  product has found special favor  with the distant consumer.  The situation brought about in  this way has been potent in  causing"the present hue and cry  about the small profit secured by  I the:producer,of fruit, vegetables,  and dairy and poultry . products;  and about the large profit received by the commission man, ,the  retailer, or other distributor.  The remark often has been made  that if the producerwere to cat-^  er more specially to-his "ne4r-by  trade, he .would economize7 in  freight, in selling expense, and  in other factors that enter into  the ultimate cost of any product.  Unfortunately, however, -many  of "the aggressive * merchants in  loooking for new fields to conquer  are misled by the- enchantment  which distance lends to the view  and they very often .get' into  territory ��� that * could he ���< better  served by others. Unless it is a  case of cateringto.a particular  class,: known as "fancy* trade,''  (his will have a demoralizing: ef-  fect'upon'values. Happilyfor ,the  man who1 raises'fruit-that is fine-  enough, or who raises potatoes  that_are Ijig and mealy and cheap  enough, he is able to get a spec-  ril-pficefoR then, and other vxo*it  ducts of-" the***fahh almos,t Anywhere they areefferedfor sale.  [Crowded out of last week]  J. A. Menzie's v. I. Hall,  (Indian.)  The plaintiff claimed $37.61  for lumber supplied. After much  argument the decision was' that  the red man should pay $26.11  and costs. ,L. Grimmett appeard  for plaintiff and J. Maughan for  defendant.  Eastwood and Cleasby v.  W. H. Harmon.  This was-an action to recover  $100 for meat supplied.   '  The case' arose out of Harmon  going good for^ the supply of  beef to a man named Black who  ran a restaurant in the City.  His Honor said there wa.s no  question that the" debt was incurred, therefore he found for  the plaintiffs.  The other cases were held over  till next May.  =rtanufacturcrs> bf=  Strictly High Grade Delicious  Fresh Fish always on hand.      Orders.receive prompt  attention.   Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  ���  I. Eastwood  Manager  Notice is hereby given that meetings  of the 'Provincial Labour- Commission  will be held at ihe following places:  Merritt���Tuesday, April 22nd, 8 p.m.  Lytton���Thursday, April 24th, 8 p.m.  Other meetings, will be announced  later. ,. *  The commission  will hear evidence  on all matters  affecting labour conditions in ,the Province.   AIL persons interested are invited to be present.      '  '      '   H. G. PARSON.     ;  F. R. McNAMARA, ' Chairman  Secretary  New Coldwater Horn  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER,  C0UNTRY--JU8T OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  M.' MclNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  Ti  INCORPORATED   1855  BANK  FoiFSale  Old.newspapers, suitable for  wrapping purposes.' Apply at  News Office.   L  paid up capit: :.$5jObo,ooo  '-RESERVED FUNDS $6,176,578  SAVINGS"ACCOUNTS invited.  Jntereftis paid on balances  half-yearly,  MONEY ORDERS and Drafts sold.  LETTERS OF CREDIT AND TRAVELERS'CHECKS issued.  GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS conducted,  Open Saturday evenings from 7 till 8.30.       <  Merritt Branch,. . i  A. N. B. Rogers, Mgr.  About six loads of stable  manure to be given away for .  hauling.   -Apply  ' >. v a  Provinciae Police OffKje ���''  There's a  Photographer  ���   . --'  __\, 1A'. Father ought to  r , y /    have'his picture  *\Tgl- _���   *   ; taken���he hasn't  X OUl "had a photo-  rTP'- ..graph since that,  I'O^vVH   ''��um.y -looking  c,/   j va ��� i,   ��� - .n*3 in tl>e cut-  . y'mray,' coat  that  he ' was  " "'--'married in. ��� CTwasanoori  -    w   wfeddin'g, .'yduJchow:)     '  Yesjrmdthd.'-saya'twas a  r;    "'  go-dondiof himashe look-  "      ,  'ed Iheni b'utTreally, fbr the  _ ��� .sake-pjf:the family, there  :     , should. be. one of him as  '   . ,    he.jooks now.  y   /,Chas. F. Hooper  Qpp. -Schools      ; **' ��� Merritt ���  Trucking and Draying  Rigs to Hire  _J  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.  I ii' mtmM IHE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday* March 2S i��l!.  BANK 01 MONTREAL  INCORPORATED 1817  HEAD OfHCE       -  Capital (Authorised)       -  Capital (Paid Up)  Rest and Undivided Profits  MONTREAL  $25,000,000. GO  $r$qoo,ooo.oo  $16;802,8L4.94  Interest Paid on Deposits  Branches in all principle cities.andtownsin "the Dominion of  Canada, also in Loudon, Eng., New York, Chicago, Spokane  and Mexico.   Merritt Branch-A. W.STRiqgbAN^, Mgr.  Open Saturday Evenings from 7.00: to 5.30.  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newiy established throughout. -  Best of Furnishings. .. -    - -    Spacious- Rooms.  Excellent accommodation.    -   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  FRANK DELAROCHE, Prop.  Specialty of French Dishes at Ordinary Prices  Come.and try our French cook.  '-All white service.'  M Y9PHT STREET ��� OPPOSITE JOHNSTON'SjBARBER SHIP  LSUU-J1".1 ' t  i-jftu.. i j i   j  CUT���LASS"  ^c'  The effect of good  cut  glass * on, the.* '  'V  table is akin to the fascination of the/?'"  diamond.    The brilliant sparkle  of itw-,  is unmistakeable and tells at once the * .,'  genuine from imitation.    In  this - line-.',  we have just received a full stock- and*--*'  we do not require .to extol the quality,,  of it.' We  simply ask    -,#: ��������---�����  you to come and see it. - jjlIUDSOU  DO  NOT  FAIL  TO SEE THESE AT  & Cranna  ihiuhi- jm  ,*t  Now -and here���not then and;  there*-���lies your opportunity.  The Ford product has��� been.  multiplied by two-and-a-half  ���but the demand has been  multiplied by four. If you  want one for, spring service,  you must get it now. Don't  delay. >  There are more,thah"22Q,000 Fords on the world's* .  highways^--the best possible -testimony to,.thdir un--'>  excelled worth. Prices'���runabout $675���touring,  car $750���town car $1000���with all equipment,--!*  *f. o. b. Walkerville,- Ont. ��� Get particulars {t<Ma>\ \  'NicoJ&- Valley Garage, -Merritt, B. C.���or direc't'-* -  from' Walkerville.  Mr. and Mrs. Grimmstt and  daughter Nellie went to Vancouver Friday. Mr. and Mrs.  Grimmett intend taking a two-  weeks vacation, and Miss Nellie  is to remain at Braemar School.  Stanley Kirby of the Duard  Hotel,, Nicola, was renewing  acquaintance with the city. .  Mr. Ridsdale is looking over  the country with a view to going  into the poultry business. Mr.  Ridsdale has travelled over the  major part of B. C, but has seen  nothing to equal the Nicola Valley and its possibilities for poultry  raising.  Philip McLean is paying Merritt a visit. Mr. McLean is a  resident of Victoria, but formerly lived in this city, being then  associated, with S. Hyland as a  contractor.  The "Over-Seas Daily Mail"  recently reported, that from the  village of Doveholes, Derbyshire,  250 out of a population of 1000  had left for Canada.  The high winds of the last few  days have been general over the  greater part of the province.  Stormy conditions have been experienced on Okanagan Lake, but  not sufficient- to stop the lake  boats from making their usual  trips. On Tuesday, however, the  Okanagan could not dock at  Naramata owing to the, heavy  sea raised by a north wind, washing completely over tne wharf.  - Miss Hudson and Miss Thomp-  sen .were visitors to Quilchena  Sunday.  _. 1  J. C. Balz left pri Friday  for  Mr. Humphrey, the section  foreman on the Merritt division  of the local line, has left that  position and gone to Goldstream  on Vancouver Island. We understand Geo. Slater will occupy  the vacant place.  Born to Mr. and Mrs. F. A.  Williams, of Lower Nicola, a  daughter.  Major Conant reports the sale  of part of the Lumbman ranch,  owned by the Douglas Lake Cattle Co. and consisting of 400  acres, to Count Foss who, it will  be remembered, was looking over  the country last summer with a  view to purchase. We understand the land, which surrounds  the lake at Nicola on both the  north and south sides, is to be  cut up into acreage and sold for  summer homes.  ���� (��B Pasting  jMine Host  Solomon  The BEST is none too  Good  for   My   Guests.  Sunday Dinners a Specially.  S. 1 SOLOMON, COUTLEE, B.C.  The demand for cut flowers  and plants at Rankine's has been  so great that it has exceeded the  supply.  Dick Trodden and his crew are  busily engaged driving the piles  for the new bridge, which is to  be built by private enterprise  over the Nicola river on Garcia  street.  We regret to learn that Mr.  Jesus Garcia is still very sick.  Mr. and Mrs. C. Tyncr, of  Lower Nicola, returned Sunday  from an extended trip to the old  country. Mr.' Tyner,_ while on  the other side, visited Ireland  and had many opportunities7 of  seeing at first hand the effects of  the Home Rule agitation on the  average Irishman. * lie said, as  far'as he could see.' that the' sub-  Vancouver.    Mr. Balz has  be6n I Ject was not receiving much con-  acting asjCity Engineer for some  months, installing the electric  Jight plant arid. waterworks. ' A  few of his friends were at the  station to bid him good-bye. He  will eventually go to Ashcroft in  his professional capacity.  Miss Thompson, at present  with A. F. Rankine, leaves on  Sunday for Vancouver to take up  the study of nursing in the Vancouver General Hospital. Merritt's loss will be Vancouver's  gain. _ The , News wishes Miss  Thompson good luck in her new  profession. '-  sideration and in fact was treated with indifferance. It was  hardly mentioned to him unless  ho asked specially for an opinion  on the merits'of the question.  Ireland was now more prosperous than it had ever been before.  A much more vexed' question at  present in London was what to  do with the suffragettes.  BIRD'S  WALLBOARD  The Up-to-Da.c Wall Covering  No other product comes ��� complete like this  material, with the natural wood grain effect.  Bird's Wallboard has a waterproof hard finish  . on both sides and is the only wallboard sold  that r�� quires no further finish. Just the  thing for Dado and panel work,  For Sale at  The Merritt Lumber Yard  R 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. ;~ -"  1  R. R. SMITH  L'  A meeting of the Police Commissioners was held recently to  further consider the question of  establishing a chain gang. The  Commissioners were of the opinion that they had not sufficient  data to go upon and the matter  was deferred for further consideration at the regular mectin'g  in June.  t_PE  We .apologise, for having inadvertently mentioned Miss Witt-  more as being the bridesmaid at  the marriage of Miss Spalding to  Chief J Eggleshaw. .It should  have read-Miss Lenner. " *  Homer Darknell, of The Palm,  has installed a fine large phonograph. It is one of the latest  models and should prove a great  attraction.  SCHEDULE 6. J   -  Provincial .Elections Act >{  Noticels hereby given.that the list of voters for the  Yale Electoral District*has been cancelled .and that ap-;  plications 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 pf an application to vote will b$ sup--  plied.   The list of persons claiming to-vote- will, be suspended friom and after the seventh day of April, 3918, 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^of "voters must be given to me thirty days .  before the holding pf <the court of revision.   ' ���*'  Dated this third ,day.oi March. J&L3. f   -"'  H. P. Christie;  Registrar of Voters for the Yale Electoral District.  ��� The-Ides-of-March are���here  with us. Last week the thermometer went below zero.  Mr. C. Tyner has recently invested heavily in Merritt property, having,bought the Eastwood  block on Quilchena avenue from  J. Eastwood. The consideration  was $14,000.00 cash.  We understand Jas. Burr, Chief  of Provincial-Police for this district, is'to be superannuated, to  take' effect at the end of the  month. Mr. Burr has been a  zealous and conscientious official  and his retirement will be regretted by many. We understand  nlr. Grundy of Lytton is to get  the billet and, if so, we think he  will worthily follow in the footsteps of his predecessor.  The Merritt Orchestra held  iheir usual Wednesday night  dance, but owing to dances being rather plentiful only a small  but enthusiastic crowd turned  out. The^music was good, in-  troducing^ome new three steps.  H.' Greig reports the sale of a  business lot on Quilchena Ave.  to Henry Lye of Vancouver.  Mr. Lye was in Merritt about a  month ago seeking investments'  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliable French regulator: never fails. These  pills aro exceedingly powcrfu in regulating the  ircnerativc portion of the female system. Refuse  all cheap imitations. Dr. do Van's are sold at  f5 a bo<-.;or three lor $10. Mailed to any address.  Ths Scobell Drue Co., St. Catharine!, Ont,  Dr. BADGERO, of  Vancouver, will be in Meriritt  ���  for a  short  time beginning  March 24th  Most Careful  Attention  ond  First-  class Work Guaranteed.   Your patronage cordially solicited.  EXAMINATION PREE  Office at ."    -,  COLDWATER HOTEL  ���pa  J  . vl  *;-l  .ft  \ -   ��� ,i|  ..���'���v  J" Friday,  March 28, 1913.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  J' *  M *  I  ��  i  *.  N  ,'**i  For that quiet game  try  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  I       -. -       ���������'���    ���  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.  Fact,is���never  again'wil'  lumbjer of .the  quality  we  handle be   as  cheap,   because every year pur 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."-   If interested,7 come ���  in.     "  'There's No Place Like Home'  VANCOUVER  LUMBER COY  MERRITT, B. C.  J. E.,Wc-ker, Manager.  W-  l!_  AND EM8ALMER  Address left   with A. F. Rankin  druggist, wjll'receive prompt  ���"attention;- ��� -.���*-  N. J. BARWIGK  ���   MERRITT and -NIGOliA-      ���  Nicola Phone. No. 5."  Merritt Phone No. 26.  LOCAL AND OTHER  SPORTING ITEMS  (y  ==^  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  Football at  Middlesboro  First  Game   in    Trorey    Cup  Series Ends in Favor of Middlesboro 3 to 1  The fir_t Association football  match of the season in the Trorey Cup series ended with a 3 to  1 score in favor of Middlesboro.  The game. was - played* on the  Middlesboro ground on Sunday  afternoon last. A fair crowd  watched the game, but from the  spectators point of view; a-.boisterous East wind made standing  around rather unpleasant.'  Play in the .first half was very  even althtiUgh Middlesboro were  more often closer to putting the  bail between the goal posts than  the Merritt team.  Combination was lacking in  both teams, but some brilliant  individual pla^y was noticed.  ' As this was, the first match of  the season it ;was, hardly to be  expected that play would be ot a  very high order, but with practice, many good games ' will  doubtless take place. <  The next match to be played  will be Merritt Rangers vs.  Coal Hill at Coal Hill on next  Sunday afternoon.  Kamloops Bowlers  For Vancouver  International Tourney Will be  Held   During   Week   of  April 7th.  Kamloops bowlers are the latest to enter for the big international tournament to be held here  during the week of April 7. Their  entry, accompanied by the necessary fee, came to hand in yesterday's mail, The Bon Marche  of Seattle also forwarded the,  entry of a team of crack Seattle  bowlers who will represent the  big departmental store in the  tournament.' This team will  be captained by Kock, one of the  best known bowlers in the Northwest. There promises to be a  rush of entries this week. Close  on twenty-five local teams will  compete, while the same number  ���are expected from outside  points.  A special meeting of local bowlers will be held this afternoon  at 2.30 o'clock, at Mclntyre's  Cafe for the purposes of completing arrangements for the  tournament.  Victoria Win  At Hockey  Quebec Defeated By 7 to 5 in  First Game For- World'i  .   ,. Championship  Victoria, B. C, March 24.-  Western hockey triumphed over  the Eastern brand at the  Victoria arena last night in the  first game for the world's championship, when the"Victoria seven, champions of the,P. C. H.A.  defeated the Quebec N. H. A.  champions, 7 to 5, in one of the  greatest exhibitions of, hockey  ever.  Over five thousand viewed the  contest, which was a nip and  tuck battle all the way. Quebec  had the lead five to four, in. the,  .second period but failed to stand  the pace after their* long train  ride. Victoria finished stronger  and slammed through three goals  while they held the Easterners  scoreless.:; ,  ^. Ask your dragpisfc for  It. If !ie cannot saj'Plj   -  tho MARVJIL. d'ecept no  other, bnt send Stamp for lllus-  ,  trated book���sealed. ��� It gives fall  particulars and directions tnvnluabla  t0ladIe8,"tVlNDSORS_pPI.YCO.,Wln_3cr,O=t  General Accutfl Cor. Canada. ���        <    -  UNDERTAKER  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  .Caskets aad Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prises.     *   . ,  B. PR I EST, Granite Ave. Merrit  ^Subscribe for  The NeWs  Baseball Club  Organize  Every Prospect of a Successful  Season.   New Equipment   ���  Needed.  At the meeting of the baseball  players held in the Walter's  Block on Tuesday evening last  a club was organized for the ensuing season with the following  elected as officers:        ��� .'���   .  President, *F. A. -Reid;- Secretary Treasurer, R. Barrett; Man-,  ager.;J; Gay; Finance Committee;j. Gay, R; Barrett, Homer  Darknell. -The Captain will be  elected by. the ��� players plater  on.-     '-���  Grounds have been secured on  the Diamond. Vale property  acroas the track from Quilchena  Avenue.  A new equipment is much  needed and the finance committee have the matter in hand.  It is certainly up to the residents of Merritt to heartily sup-  Sir T. Lipton  Turned Down  New York Yacht   Club   Turn  _ Down Sir Thomas Upton's  Revised Challenge  New York, March 24. -- The  New: York Yacht Club is unwilling to meet Sir Thomas Lipton  in a match for the America's cup  so long as Sir Thomas Lipton  insists on limiting the size of the  defending yacht to that of the  challenger, Announcement to  this effect was made this afternoon on behalf of Secrelary McCormick of the club. A copy of  the reply of the cup committee of  the New York Yacht club to the  Royal Ulster Yacht club's request for a reconsideration of its  recently declined challenge on  behalf of Sir Thomas also was  made public.  The club members maintain it  would be in violation of the deed  of gift to permit the limitation  of the size of the defender to  that of the challengers. Many  of the members believe, however  that should Sir Thomas challenge  under their interpretation of the  deed._of -gift,^the^cluk4W.ould  meet him with a boat of the  same size, he would attempt to  lift the cup.  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 mils  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 mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the conl 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.  tt  Moter Vehicles Per Capita  London, March 22. ��� Prince  Henry of Prussia, who has done  more for Germany motoring than  anyone else, and 'is the keenest  man in the whole country upon  the subject, presided recently  over the banquet of the German  Motor Car Manufacturers' Association in Berlin, and in his  speech he made an interesting  statement which ought to stimulate German motorists. He said  that in England there was one  motor driven venicle to every  249 persons; France one to every  441, and in Germany, only one to  every 927, which meams roughly  that we have twice as many  motors as France and four times  as many as Germany in" proportion to population.  port all clean legitimate sport.and  it is always well to remember  thai a town that is a live one from  an athletic view point is also  considered a good business one.  DEPARTMENT OF MINES  Coal Mines Regulation 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.  PIONEER  BARBER SHOP  Dickie & Norman  Proprietors  We guarantee you first class  work.   Razors honed.  Next door to  Brunswick  Pool  Room.  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 ... iierritt  Electric Restorer for Men  PhoSDhonol restores every nerve in the body  r to its proper tension; restores  vim and vitality.. Premature decay nnd all sexual  weakness averted at once. Fhosphonol will  i-ake ycu a new man. Price S3 a box, or two for  $5. Mailed to any address. Tho Scobcll _>r _s  Co., St. Catharines, Out.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  . NICOLA, B.C.  -The choicest of, Beef, mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, J_ggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOtV p��>p-  Your Insurance  Does it need looking after?        ;  If so, See the Mart who makes a  specialty of looking after policies  HE IS  J. B. RADCLIFFE  If you want a gentlemen's Cigar  *��  go to the -  BRUNSWICK  in stock*'.  THE "XE PREFERENCE" (Ten minutes in Havana).   La Flor De Vallens.    .savannah'  Our Dick, Etc... ���_  If you like'-almildjcigar try the "Bobby Burns".   Ask'the doctor.'  N.  LIVERY  STABLES  MERRITT--COALMONT STAGE  Leaves Merritt Mondays  and  Thursdays at. 7.30    ' _l  a.m. for-,Aspen Grove,  Canyon   House,     Tula- -  ,,* meen, and Coalmont../  Leaves Coalmont Tuesdays and Fridays at 2  p.m. for Merritt.   ���  VOGHT STREET  MERRITT  'ir  The Palm  H. S. DARKNELL,  Proprietor  -The -Finest Assortment of  Tobaccos, Stationery and  Candies in the Nicola Valley  A Pull Line of Potted Plants  F G. PAIGE  ) '  General Blacksmith  Sleighs, Cutters and all kinds of Farm Machinery, always on  hand.  Horseshoeing a Specialty  For Fine Job Printing  Phone the News ��$  And our Representative will call on you. Friday,  March 28, 1913.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  li  ���^mA^u^mmm __a_j__^-^s__g_ a *3{^6m^qsB^ftGapxs8%msp  .-\  ,i'���V:/   .'vV.-r1.   <V  Done at the  News  s_h___2se____  Special  A New Stock of Calling  Cards in Ladies' and Gen-  tlemen's Sizes.  Why not have yours printed? We can print them  like Copperplate. New type,  hew rollers, and good ink  combined with careful  workmanship enable us to  match the best of work  from a copper plate.  t .   ,* -�����  ���< ��#.-  Prompt ajid Careful  1JKelArB^1r��our Service  -itPtl,  ama- m\  m  - >-.t  ^.-���* ���^���^  - f ���.���>. ����� ���  ;::H  )m:m  ,.r:>;VV-'.-   M-  "���-'lf-y-: Ay- )':���]   '���: 'if> ��� ."&����� ��;;tc--"'-'.'"  .������'���&���.���&���- $��\ ;�� .?*..:.!?'f V ,���"���  --������-������;.   ti.'}..   . *," ������Vt.'": "-'*. --"*  ";';|f -.���*,; ;*#:-v    !*���:  ���*fe*fe^'S_;_t__i';:  The Three Worst Men  'Round. Town.  By Tab.  'Round Merritt are they found,  The ilk that's passion-bound,  And fiend-like struck:  The Brute, the Sot, the Fop,  In manhood's grade they drbp  As so much muck.  The Brute  You have surely sometimes seen  him,  Vultured as with bestial fang,  Thirsting both for life and limb,  Void of any love or pang.  See him lash and spur the steed,  As some vicious scene to sell;  Mounted as a god of speed, -  ���  Like a demoned elf from Hell.  Watch his brazen passioned  cheek.  Look!   He gasps for blood  again.  Stop!   You cur-warped wretch  that reek  With the horrors of you game.  Monster!   Stay that cruel steel.  Coward!   Halt thy angered  hand.  Tyrant!   With thy brutish seal,  Alter to a kindly brand.  The Sot  A brain so dense, an eye so vague,  A whining plaint, an empty brag,  His mind a blot; '    [  A vinous smile that booze hasi  made-  Show me that man, and I will  grade  Him as a Sot.  The Fop  A;4ude that glides with foreign  ?..- '��� sweep,  Md tangled with the human heap  ,.(Of lesser dudes;  A Jlbon, a gimcrack dandy fool,  Thjit mixes with another sthool  y.Q't better broods.  \\t- ���  He gives himself to us���a boon,  And -makes himself a low buffoori,  |And on his dial  "  Reads-ego, and such bold conceit,  Anj3jyet the fool is hard to heat  ���;For gall and wile,     o  The^pitied sychophantic ass,  That'thinks himself above his  -class���  'The simple clown;  He thinks in clouds, and dreams  l%jp skies,  His..woods are just 'bout moon-  ���'-'";'s'fline wise,  (He's sure in town.)  Jus�� watch him hold his head so  high,  And smile below at us small fry,  With eyes askew;  Then passes on with such con-  .., tempt,  At small things that are only lent  To'me-and you.  A quick-pulsed step���agile, he  thinks,      " ^  But watch him twixt the time  he drinks, .  When head is hot;  And  then  you  need not seek  around,  For you have him truly found���  A beast-bound Sot.  Gyved to  the passions  of his  taste,  His joy a blur,,J.is life a.waste,  And all he's got '<  Is just one spark of timid force,:  Madly   persuing' destruction's  course���  '.     The stupid Sot.  Jurors to Receive $3.00 a Day  The outstanding feature of the  new act respecting:juries and  jurors i'sfts provision for increasing the^statutory allowance to  petit jurors from $2.00 to $3.00  per dafy.; .Provision is alsovcontained f 6. the effect that no juror  may be called upon to again serve  on a juYjrjwithin two years after  he has thus discharged his obligation as a citizen.   _ <��� >  British Football Results  London^, ���- March 25. ��� Today's ,  football,'games resulted, as < foi- \  lows:   '^ ���{;,  ' First Division���Bradford City  1,",Manchester United 0; Oldham ,���  Athletic 2; Bolton Wanderers 3.  .   Second'-T)ivision--Barnsley- 1,.;  Birmingham    0,    HuddersfieM  Town 5/*4;Fulham 1; ,Leicestery  , Fosse 1, .Lincoln City 0; L2ed_ ;  City 4, Bury 2. ���  Not always garlied by shoddy rag, ���., ,    ,  But toned well with a high-born' -��� Wife���Why, George* whatever ���  ta8'��  ' in the world are you trying to do? ���  TT.._u__ja-' 'r��..j.i.:__ ml;..   ��_.. s  He hides hiscraze;  Befooled by charm and fawn and  wink,  (The fool, he .thinks life's in a  drink���  'Tis but a haze.)  Husbarid-rPutting j.this cover;  on my.umbrella, of course.! '  ' Wife���That isn't an umbrella'  cover.   It's my new black/silk''  skirt!���Puck..  y j  Lindsay & Wilson  i      *  ���SVc"    plumbin�� and Heating  Contractors  First Class Work  P. 6. Bn iwr  MK  Head Office:  101 Pacific Building,  Vancouver, B. C.  THE  Mines Office:  Merritt, B. C. "  P.O.Box 17  Jl  Inland Coal & Coke  Company, Ltd.  / ��� i  Miners and Shippers of High Grade Coals for, '"'  v    Steam and Domestic Use..  f {  Screened Coal Delivered Locally at Usual'sRktes, C. O. D. '.  >>���'  Phone- 9a, or leave orders at G. B. Armstrong's store.  w-  ->---  \  <"! .: .:-'  \   1   vl IHE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, March 2S, 1911  iSfjt-jJ-t.  gA'Cfi*1*,-1.  !}4._1-i��',t*'  J;.^...<-.  ���Stfi-'-);.,,  l���. 'fa,  I'/ ';���''  1 "t-'i'A';  i''-  Nicola Notes  A. E. House is seriously ill/   .  The church services on Easter  Sunday were well attended, and  the Church of England was prettily decorated for the occasion.  At the Presbyterian church,  Mrs. Gaylor had trained the  children to sing special music,  it being the occasion of Rev.  Petrie's farewell.  The bazaar held on Tuesday by  the Guild was a grand success in  every way.  Stanley and Cecil Kirby are  spending their holiday with their  parents here.  Adrianople Fallen  Mustapha Pasha, March 26. ���  The fortress of Adrianople was  taken by storm by thd Bulgarians this morning after fighting  of the m.3t terrible character  since. Monday. FJames-'���aire devesting the city. il-.'-i'V  London,   March  Pasha, the Turkish  26.;-*Shuki-i  commander-  in-chief of Adrianople/.-r-'commit-  t<-<] .su'ddi after the -/SpKire- o-f  the city, according t'o'a' news  agency despatch from-Sofia.  !'U.'.-  The retirement is .announced  upon superannuation.^allowance  of the Deputy Minister^of Finance and the Auditbr.General,  respectively Mr. McBi-'Smith and  Mr. John A. Anderson. The  former is officially succeeded by  Mr. W. J. Geopel, and'the latter  by Mr. William AllisonA  Coincident with the.-appointment of the Auditor-General upon whom so great responsibility  wiil devolve, the" creation of the  Treasury Board is announced, it  to'consist of the Minister of Finance*,..the Prime Minister, the  Provincial Secretary;and the Attorney General,       x"''  At the Vestry meeting of S.  Michael's Church held last night  the  election of Churchwardens  for the'ensuing year,was held.  . The Rev. J. Thompson presided,at the..: meeting,'* and he"^appointed Dr. G. H. Tutill as Vicar's j  "Warden, and A.' Heslorjwas elected People's Warden.'  The Building Committee was  constituted as follows: Messrs.  A. W. Strickland (Treasurer),  H. S. Cleasby, C- Stephenson,  W. R. Langstaff,. G. Shuttle-  and the-, two . wardens,  gentlemen . also act - as  sidesmen.  It was decided to advertise in  the local papers for tenders for  the erection of the new church,  tenders to be in early in April.  .  Death of Archdeacon Pentreath  The Anglican Church and the  Nicola Valley suffered a loss in  the death of Archdeacon Pentreath, who passed away on  March 14th a;t-Paso Robles, California, where the deceased clergyman had gone iri'the hopes of  bettering his very poor health.  Venerable Archdeacon Pentreath was created archdeacon  of the diocese of New Westminster in 1897'and hasever since held  that office. He was a native of  New Brunswick, having been  born at Clifton, .December 5,  1846. He was the eldest son of  Captain Edwin Pentreath and  Elizabeth R. Wetmore. He married, in'1875, Miss Clara Woodford, daughter of Mr. Thomas  Sager, of Dorchester, N. B.  . He held the degrees of B. D.  and D. D. from St. John's college, Winnipeg, and was ordained  a deacon in 1872 and a priest in  1873. From 1872 to 1874 he was  the incumbent of Grace church,  Rutherford Park, New Jersey,  and was rector of Moncton; New  Brunswick, ffrom 1974 to 1882.  From 1882 to 1895 tho deceased  was rector of Christ church,  Winnipeg. "He .was an honorary  canon of St. John's cathedral,  Winnipeg, and chaplain of the  Ninth regiment.  From 1897-toy-'the time of his  death he was-" archdeacon and  superintendent of the missions  of the Anglican church in the  diocese of Ne*v Westminster.  . Archdeacon Pentreath was  well and favorably known in the  Nicola Valley to which he was a  constant visitor of a kindly and  benevolent nature. His death  will leave a. vacancy in church  and social circles which will be  hard to filj. -The remains will be  brought to Vancouver for burial  Sandon Want Pooh-Bah  worth  These  F.  B.  Billett,   of the Kettle  Valley Commissariat Dept  re  turned to Merritt on Wednesday  _night,-after_a-fW^ months-holi  day in the old country.  In our report of the court pro  ;oeedings published last week we  stated Mr. F. Slough was receiv  .fing $75.00 per month while employed   at   G.   B.   Armstrong's  Dept. Store!   In the evidence of  the case we understood it to be  $175.00 per month and,  but for  a typographical error, this is how  it should have read.    However,  Mr. Slough wishes.us to correct  :the mistake and informs us that.  he was  receiving  $200.00  month.  F. A. Reid's sale which marked  a new   epoch   in salesmanship  . proved to be the5; one attraction  in the. .Merritt business : world  -last   week.   Long - before   the  - doors were swung wide a crowd  had gathered, eager to be one of  the winners of the   handsome  prizes.  Five minutes   after 10  o'clock'ihe store was crowded  and the increased staff was.kept  busy from the time of opening  till the close.  I  Modesty would appear to be  the outstanding-characteristic of  the residents 'ef'.the ' Slocan,  for  although for several weeks the  government  hais  "been on.the  look out for a*-: suitable appointee  for the receivership of the city  of Sandon,    -the: parliamentary  representative:" of that district  has as yet, been unable to recommend the right man.   Sandon is  in none too affluent circumstances, and under'authority a special  legislation ��� enacted   during the  recent session of-the House, it is  proposed- to make   one   official  the general .-administrator of the  town's affairs! ^"When the right  man is obtained he" will  be the  mayor "and" city council, police  force, fire department, city clerk,  treasurer,    sanitary    inspector,  road    superintendent,      pound  keeper, assessor, collector and a  few other thingsJrolled into one.  -Mail Herald. -  A Death Dealing Weapon  London, March-"-17"=E_ncst  Walsh, a chemist, of Hull, has  invented a remarkable machine  gun which is discharged by gas.  It will send projectiles five miles  in a minute and the projectiles  will set on fire: anything they  may strike.  Mr. Walsh added, wilh sonic  pride: "I have also perfected a  shot for bringing down aeroplanes.- You don't have to fire  accurately'at the machine. The  gases are enough to suffocate  anyone within'"rdach of them."  Tenders  Tenders are..asked for the  .erection of"the^-'new , Anglican  church building Tenders are to  be in the handsof A. W,';.Strick-j  land not later7-than April 10.|  Plans and specifications may be  seen at the Bank of Montreal,  Merritt.';; ..   .7-;;y: v   ���     \,   ��� ���'' !  Sub^rifre for  Tlie News  m  ���-> w  Just Arrived  H**fr  We are agents for the Famous Cr-feseent Brands. See  the prices and come in and look at the splendid range.  We have what YOU WANT.  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