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 -j   .:  Vol. 4, No 3  MERRITT,7 B.C., MARCH 14. t913  Price 5 Cents  I    ___*  **''_S��-  ���^-wauiaiw  Fatal Accident  v    at Middlesboro  B. Casilla Instantly Killed and  A. C. Mitchell Sustains Brck-'  en Leg in Rock Fall.  On Saturday, a little after one  o'clock, the community were  shocked to hear that a serious  accident had just taken place at  Fo. 4 mine, Middlesboro, in  which B. Casilla was instantaneously killed and A. C. Mitchell received a broken leg,  through a cave-in of the roof of  a tunnel.  On Saturday night a jury was  empanelled by Dr. Tutill, .coroner, and consisted of the following: H. Greig, W. Fairlie, A.  Tyall. G. B. Armstrong, S. Hill,  J. Eanoch and J. C. Gillespie.  They proceeded, to the court  house to hold an inquiry, but adjourned till Monday afternoon at  3 o'clock t. enable the jury to  view the scene of the accident.  At the adjourned inquiry, R.  Strachan, mine inspector, and  Provincial Constable King and  C. Graham were in attendance.  Dr. Tutill, Coroner, opened the  proceedings by calling on Dr.  Gillis who, in , his testimony,  stated .that the' man B.-Casilla.  who was killed, sustained such  fearful injuries that death was  instantaneous.   , ���    j?.     V.  " The testimony of A. C. Mitchell;*'* who; had his leg broken  and.is.now imthe-.hosftiiaL~~. was-  ��� - -~'^ifi^Kr^htM^r  l   '" I^went liit^No;^12 righti-Myfel  .^ ��� ^tos'ee'if eveirythirig wasiajl fight:  ' [   After the shot was , fired; tlie  i   roof caved in wittfout any-'warn-  ��   ing whatever.   I was cadght by  - the falling rock and, I shouted  for help and Alex* Fairlie and  Alec Ewart came to my assfst-  ance.. The stringers were hitch*  - ed to the sides, and Ihad tapped  the roof and considered it safe."  Alec Ewart, the fire boss, was  then called and stated: "I proceeded to No. 4 mine, and in No.  12 right level found B. Casilla  preparing to fire a shot.   Whilst  he was doing so I examined the  place and found all safe.   I went  to  the dip face  shbrtly afterwards and heard the shot go off.  I was discussing with Fairlie the  working of  the place when I   heard .the sound of a heavy cave-  in and immediately afterward  heard Mitchell calling for help.  Fairlie and I immediately went  ' toward the place from which the  sound came.   We  located Mit  chelland sent Joe McPhee for  help.    We rolled  the rock off  .- Mitchell and the three of us took  him tp a place of safety; not recognizing   the   third   helper, ,1  thought it was Casilla, but it was  7 Joeharina.   I then asked. Mitchell  where Casilla was and the said  'in there under the cave.' ... I  then told McPhee to lodk after  Mitchell  while I went  in and  looked around.   I could see no  'j signs :; of   Casilla.    Everything  was done in my opinion to make  7 the place safe that the company  could do under ordinary1 coridf-  . > tions.   I have had 16 years ex-1  ; perience and consider the. place  : in question one of the best that  ���! a man could wish for to work in,  -; as I did not' consider the place  ; required  timbering under ordi-  dary  conditions.    The -fact of  stringers ��� being   placed  across  gave additional security - but no  precautions could have prevented  the accident, owing to the size  and weight of the rock.  Alex Fairlie, a miner of 29  years experience, also gave evi-  dence substantiating the above.  The testimony of the several  witnesses in brief, showed that  everything had been done to  make the place under ordinary  conditions one of safety, and was  considered to be one of the best  places to work in at the'mine.  H. Greig was chosen as foreman and the jury, after due deliberation, gave as their verdict:  "Accidental death caused by the  cave-in of the rock, with a rider  that they should use better timber, and when the span is over  14 feet center posts should be  used."  Game Protection;?  Act Amended  Ute   of   Firearms   by  Restricted. All   Must  a Licence  Freight Reduced  Powder  on  Juniors Powder     ftlust . bis.     Ordered  Have      . Through. JFarmei-s'Institute  -Secretary. ���  One of the new laws of gener-  Acircular hasjustbeenissued  Late Local Items      ,*  T. Williams and Perry Johnson  were visitors from Lower Nicola  Wednesday.  T. M. Rudd, .accompanied by  S. J. Solomon went up to Nicola  Thursday in Petersen's car.  F. A. Reid & Co. are specialising in hole proof socks.  :< There is talk of another moving  picture show coming to town.;  Mr. Wilson, representing Two-  hy Bros., the railroad contractors, is expected in on Saturday  with a large crew of men for  construction work on the Kettle  Valley Railroad. Thirty men  came .in a few nights ago and proceeded up the Kettle Valley line.  This is the first of ^the expected  gang of five hundred. /The  resumption of*work on 'the-construction, of ttoi*.jrail*oa_di*B4ie\.ld  fBfhnulate'businjessih^Merritt, as  being the -nearest point to the  scene of' operations. ,    ' *���"  y'A.KB. Kennedy,'^the city electrician is kept more.- than busy  installing electric fittings in and  around the city.  Mrs.-^and Miss Howse and  party were visitors to Merritt on  Thursday.  a) concern to verysection of the 'by the Department of   Agricul.  country, the remote outlying  districts quite as much as the  cities, is that amending the Game  Protection Act, the chief feature  ture to members ol farmers' ins  titutes informing them of  the  correct procedure in obtaining  stumping powder through their  Post Office Site Selected  As we go to pre?s we learn  that the North East corner of  Voght street opposite to B. Boe's  has been selected for the new  PostOffice. With it was purchased  the inside lot on Granite Avenue.  The price was $3,900; $2,500 for  the corner, and $1,400 for the inside lot. A. Callin was the owner  of the corner and H. Murk of the  inside lot.  New Voters'  ?    List for B. C.  *��� ' s  Make Application Before April  7   or You   Will   be  Dis-  franchised.  The Rose Marche hold their  Millinery opening1 on Friday.  X-Ray Apparatus Ordered for General Hospital  I-*J-*V��1  ,,>>-*,..>*$r  J **���,���***. ,  .   i -"H.**   J>��*�� 1^5  .' *   -ft  *��� ..    '  *~%v  V{   ���>  ��p=W'.  ---"^���^Sfer,  The-Nicola Valley General!Hospital  Mr. Tom Priest, secretary to the Hospital Board informed a representative of .The News that'"  A. F. Rankine is getting in an  extra supply of cut flowers for  the K. P. dance. '  R. W. Donaldson left for Vancouver on Wednesday.  Mrs. Hyndman went out on a  business trip to the Coast cities  on Sunday's train, and is expected back Friday or Saturday.  Mrs. Mickle, from Nicola, was  a visitor to the city yesterday.  D. Boe, the plumber, has a  neat and artistic sign, the work  of R. J. McGregor, over his shop.  The most Worshipful Grand  Master Ruddof British Columbia  honored the Nicola Lodge A. F.  & A. M. with an official visit on  Wednesday, a special convocation  being held to receive him. The  session terminated with a light  banquet in the Lodge Hall, when  the " speeches were of' a high'  order and most enjoyed. During  the evening1 Brother S. J. Solomon was presented with a Past  Master's Jewel. '  The committee of the Boy  Scouts held a meeting on Wednesday i.ight to discuss ways and  means of raising money* to' forward the movement. A subscrip-.  tion.list is being .circulated and  it is hoped that a generous  response'will be made by the  public to help the troop along.  The Rev: J. A. Petrie has resigned as President and Rev. J.  Thompson was elected in his  place. The troop are providing  themselves with uniforms and it  is probable that a full dress  parade will be held shortly.  On Easter Monday, March 24,  a dance will be given under the.  auspices of the women's Auxiliary of the Nicola Valley General  Hospital in aid of the hospital  funds. Dancing will commence  at 8.30 p. m. in the Central Hall,  Merritt. ���."���-'"    of which is the adoption of the  long advocated sportsmen's license plan in the hope that accidents in the hunting field may  be hereafter minimized, the use  of firearms by juniors be restricted and safe guarded, and game  protection be facilitated and extended. Three classes of licenses  are provided for, an ordinary  licence to carry firearms and  hunt birds and deer (other than  Moose, oWapiti and Cariboo)  costing $2.50; a general licence  to hunt game birds and animals,  $5.00; and a_ special licenceto  $10.00;  must,  carry firearms and trap,  Holders of the   latter  within fourteen days of the date  of expiration, return the licence  to the Provincial Game Warden  wi.h a sworn statement of the  number of each specials of big  game or animals trapped.   Prospectors having free miners' cer-.  tificatcs, " may "obtain ordinary  licences during the open season  while actually engaged in prospecting; so   may   farmers and  their sons hunting on the land  on which they permanently reside. Any firearm found in the possession of a person not "having a  licence may be seized and confiscated.   Pit-lampers hereafter  may be arrested without war-*  rant by any efneer of the law;  dealers may no longer have game  in'their possession' and exposed  for sale even for a limited period  after the close of the season; and  the penalties attaching 16 disobedience of the acts provisions  are  generally   increased.   The  number of Coast deer which may  lawfully be killed in   any one  season by a sportsman is reduced  from five to three and bull elk  institutes at the reduced price of  $5 per case f. o. b. the factory,  and at the special, transportation  rates.obtaind for them7 by the  Government from the railway  company. ���   *  This points out that the powder can only be ordered by  members of institutes through  respective secretaries for use in  clearing and developing land. It  can be obtained from the following companies, The Canadian  Explosives, Ltd., Victoria^ and  the Giant Powder Co., Con.,  JLancouyer,^and=can=c!aim=the  single first-class rate, half the  ordinary-rate, from the C. P. R.  as arranged between the Government and the railway company,  and 100 case orders will be prepaid by the department on the  understanding that the institute  ordering makes itself responsible  for the payment as Bales are effected to the powder company,  iInstitute members are also advised to order caps and sufficient  fuse for their requirements when  ordering powder, as arrangements are being made by the  department with the' powder  companies whereby these may  be supplied at ihe lowest possible  cost. There is no advantage, in  freight rates in ordering in  quantity, the freight on one case  costing in proportion the same  as on one carload.  New Organ  Last Sunday evening the new  organ; which hadl'been procured  for the Anglican "church by -the  ladies of S. Michael's Guild was'  brought into, use for the first  time in service.   At the hands of  Mrs. Doctor Tutill the music was  inspiring, and greatly in advance  of what has been possible with  'the.;old.'instrument.   Mr. J. S.  Eggleshaw contributed thesacred  solo "Dream of Paradise," in  good voice.   The E.ev. J. Thomp-  son'sjermon was much appreci-  ated by.a full congregation.   We  understand that  special  music  will be an important part in the  services on Easter Day at 8 a.m.  and 7.30 p.m.  vided that every trader in furs  must make a return to the Game  Warden not later than August 1  in each year, stating the number  and variety of pelts bought by  him during the twelve-month  preceding. Fuilure to make such  return involves a penalty up to  $100 and, in default, to imprisonment not exceeding three  months, and if the offender be a  corporation, it shall be liable to  two to one".   Iris further pro- a* fine not exceeding $200,  TheJillicum Club'met at Mrs,  Wilson's .Thursday night and was  well represented. Mr. and Mrs.  Gay won the gentlemen's and  ladies'.prizes respectively. Mr.  Wilson won the gentlemen's  booby prize and Mrs. Fitch the  ladies'. ,  M.. Army tage returned from,  Vancouver and will shojrtly proceed to the Pooley ranch which  is being cut up into 5-a$re,tracts.  Barries & Mearon, ^otherwise  known as the Merritt Poo} Room,  have shown much enterprise in  .importing   an   Electric   Piano.1  " This,' we", understand,  was .supplied by Mason-& Risch. -  The usual Wednesday night  dance of the Merritt Dancing  Academy'' was well attended,  quite a few strangers being present.- The manager, Mr. Wilkinson, announced that contrary to  expectations they will continue  until further notice, which state-!  ment gave unusual satisfaction.,  According to legislation passed  in the Provincial House just before the close of "the session  every provincial voters' list in  British Columbia will be cancelled. Newilists are now open, and  any person who fails to get his  application in before April 7 will  not be apfe to vote at any Provincial or-Dominion election that  may take^place within the following seven monthB.  It does not matter how many  years   you J have been   on the  voter's lisjtpf the province, unless  you put ih an application within  the next three weeks your name  will not be'found on the .voters'  list. ?,?',.  i**.  ~ i  The Registrar of voters for the  Yale Electoral District* is Mr.  H.,P. Christie'.of Ashcroft, from  whom the {necessary forms of  affidavit can,-be obtained. -An  official advertisement -will be  found iii thi!,week's paper. ,  ' The necessary affidavit cairbe-  taken before'any Justice of the  Peace, .Jilaydr, JAldermari,** Com- -."  missioner for,.taking' Affidavits  in the-Supreme. Court, Rotary  Public; "ProvWcial . Nonstable,   ** ~*  Stipehdiary*Magistrate,"Municip- <?x.<  -al/*Gterk,-r-j.i^  'Mu'hiCTJ.a"l^ssesspr,\Postmaster,**  Poslmistress or Indian Agent.       > w  Forms can generally   bb1 ob-   *  tained from these officials but  failing this .each", voter, should    "  to Mr. Christie at as early  si date as possible and secure a  form direct!.: -   3 "��� :;   r  The Court of: Revision is set  by statute for May 19 and it is a  statutory requirement that the c  lists close thirty days before "the  opening of the, CpVrtotRevision,  to enable objections to be advertised and the work ~of" the court-  arranged. Applications dated; af-" ���  ter April 7 cannot be considered '  at the Court of Revision in May.  As the Provincial lists are used  in the Dominion elections, it follows that all who fail to get, on  the new Provincial list will T>e  debarred "from   voting _"at - any ���*  Dominion election' that-may���be���   held. The voters' 'list for the  muincipal elections is not affected by the new legislation, that  being a separate'list under the  direct control of the municipality.   .4���  ��� fc~'  POLICE COURT  Before Magistrate "Morgan on  Saturday," March 8," James Moore  "was charged . witH.' supplying  Johnny Swalkam with a bottle of  gin. The case was adjourned  until Monday mornihg to allow  of evidence to be completed.' lie  was found guilty, and., fined. $50  and costs. . '���  - - On Tuesday,- March -11,- Otto  Haytien was charged with disorderly conduct outside the -City  Hotel late on the night of March  10. He also resisted arrest and  caused much disturbance. ^Fined  $15.00 and .costs.       ,- ���  _ While...Chief Eggleshaw was  arresting Haytien, Gus Young, a  Swede, endeavorecLtoreleascthe,  arrested man. He was claiged  with obstructing'the. police in  execution of their' duty and was  fined $25.00 and costs.      ,   *   JJ  Pete Scott was charged wiih  vagrancy on_ Tuesday, and given  three months at Kamloops. He  was taken to~K"a"mlo<jps Thursday.  ,-���_�� IHE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, March 14. 1913   j.1  AMONG THE CHURCHES  ANGLICAN. C1IUKCH  Sunday, March 9.  Nicola���11 a.m.  Merritt���7.30 p.m.  Confirmation Class 2.CO p.m.  Wednesday���  Merritt���S.p.m.  Friday-  Nicola���8p.m.  '   _      ���      J. Thompson,  Vicar.  [THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription ?2.00 a year in  advance  Six months SI. 00  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Sunday, March9.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.  LODGES  A.F.&AM.  ,, Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets m  -Reid's Hall  the    second  . Tuesdayof each  month at 8 p.  m".   Sojourn-  ng brothers cordially invited.  A. R. Cakrington   ���  -,i   F. A. Reid  W. M.       ,f   ,'.,   Secretary.  Twenty-five cents an inch for regrular advertising. Land and water notices $7.00 for ���0  Jays.   $5.00 for 30 iays.  Classified advertising 10 cents a line; extra  words2 cents..  Special rqtcs furnished for large contract ad  vertisinK. , .  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Box E ���    *      : Merritt, B.C.  Phone 25.  r.o.  F.  Court NicolaNo.  8931 meets the 2nd  and 4th Thursdays  in'each month 'in  the Board of Trade  R~oom, Barwick  Block Nicola, B.  G. Visiting brethren cordially invited to ai.ee id.        *. *  ~    Tnos Heslop C. R.  H. H. Matthews, Sec.t  K. DF P.,  Nicola "Valley  Lodge No. 46  meets in K. P.  Hall in Simpson &  Cranna building  every Wednesday  "nifjht at 7.30 p.m.  All'visiting brethren are - cordially  invited to attend.  v Knight T. E. CIcrke, Knight W. Cranna  C. C       .,   '.      ���       K. R. S  I. 0. 0. F.  Pittitko Lodge No. 13  Meets every Tuesday evening in Odd  fellows Hall, Voght Street.  Visiting brethren cordially invited.  W. H. COWEN,      W. K. HYSLOP,  Noble Grand, Secretary.  PROFESSIONAL  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B  Barrister and Solicitor.  Notary Public    '*     >  Solicitor for the Bank of, Montreal  H. R. M. Christie,,B.Sc, D.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson,. B,Sc.�� D.L.S., B.C.L.S.  It' P. Heywood. B.Sc.. B.C.L.S.  Christie, Dawson  STHeywooH  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch  Ashcroft, B. C.  R. B. KENNEDY  We sell arid.install  Everything Electrical  CAPT. STEPHENSON  Merchant Tailor  Clothes Cleaned and Pressed  QUILCHENA AVE.  W. E. Johnson  ,  Tonsorial Jlriisi'  ' r  RAZORS;'HONED  VOGHT STREET    -    MERRITT  B. C. TIMBER POLICY  That the new policy of protecting and    administering  the  Provincial forest asset, under expert and practical business methods, is vastly to the advantage  of British Columbia and to  the  credit of the   responsible minister, Hon. Mr. Ross, is attested by  figures,   more eloquent and convincing than words, constituting  the statistical record of timber  revenues January and February.  These in the ordinary recapitulation of license fees, transfer  charges, penalties, rentals, etc.,  amount, for the two months just  closed, to upwards .of half a million   dollars���$500,805.03 to   be  exact.    There is to be added to  this handsome total,  however,  the proceeds   of the  sales by  tender of odd remnants or isolated small stands of timber which  took place on the 24th ultimo,  and which more -than redeemed  even .the most optimistic hopes  concerning them.  Approximately $130,065.43- is  the   immediate contribution to  the general provincial revenue  through the sale of. those odds  and ends of timber (a. considerable waste of 'it fire-killed and  destined to  be a   total  waste  unles-Timmediately cut and. utilized) besides which, royalty is to  be paid on every tree and pole  cut, thus eventually- bringing to  the treasury a further sum the  magnitude   of   which   may" be  broadly apprecioated when it is  remembered   that   the  present  royalty is at the  rate of fifty  cents per M. and the tracts, disposed of are roughly cruised as  containing   89,004,000 ' feet   of  timber,   in   addition   to  poles,  railway ties, etc.,  all of which  bear tribute.  Aside from the monetary phase  of the question, too,  the newly  inaugurated   competitive   scale  policy is peculiarly advantageous  to   the    country    inasmuch   as  purchases are in all* cases made  conditional upon immediate cutting", ______ ___bM____ jthe ��� event of  the lands of any of the" tracts  being suitable for'agricultural  utilization, they will.be available  for the pre-emption as soon as  logged off���and pre-emptors are  certain to come to-British Columbia in industrious battalions now  that "free lands for settlers"  has been adopted as a policy iri  this branch of the-lands department. ��  Yet still another-accruing benefit is found in minimization of  the general forest fire risk by  the expeditions removal of timber* which otherwise^ would in  numerous ' cases ��� constitute' an  unavoidable and ��� very serious;  menace. As to the'advantages  in enabling loggera'.in the'inter-  ested sections to complete their  operations thoroughly and with  6'ut waste of the odd bit's of inferior timber bordering their  respective holdings, augmenting  the general provincial output,  and, giving profitable . employment-to many good- men. of the  woods, these are too self-evident  public benefits to call for  comment. They may.be classed  as by-profits of the transaction.  Leaving the matter of special  sales for later consideration, thc  general timber blanch revenues  of the province for January and  February are found to reach the  record total of $500,805.03 the  several heads of receipt being as  follows:  '.   January ;    February  License.Fees.. .?131,6i6.30   $203,070.00  License Trans-   .  fer Fees    2,000.00 285.00  License Penalty  ........ 2,400.00  Fees.  Protection License Lands...   7,558.40  Protection Lease  Lands         43.80  Protection Crown  Grant     5,778.34  Lease Rentals...   1,882.88  Lease Transfer  Fees..         15.00  Timber Mark  Fees         56.00  Hand-loggers  License Fees..      225.00  Scaling Fees....   5,122.58  Royalty   62,664.99  Timber Tax    2,794.45  Trespass Penalties        205.10  Exchange  4.07  Interest and  Discount       366.04  Miscellaneous         9.00  Pulpwood Royalty  2,375.00  5,619.20  324.76  603.10  7,292.60  20.00  46.00  275.00  963.71  44,419.91  1,431.22  551.00  ,,   2.81  1,592.60  1.50  1,109.66  -Total  $230,731.96   $270,073.07  The special sales of February,  the conspicuous success of which  frem every viewpoint has been  referred to, are the first timber  sales by tender held in this Province and afforded the first opportunity of purchase of timber from  the Crown since the reservation  was declared on all Crown lands  by the order-in-council of December 24, 1907, which debarred invasion of new timber territory  by virtually a*il save hand logger.  The sales, which were made on  February 24th, are thoroughly  appreciated by the loggers and  lumbermen as they will enable  them to.- clean up territory in  which they have plants established, where, timber otherwise  would be worse than wasted inasmuch as it would, if left standing, augment the fire hazard.'  SUPPORT YOUR PAPER  One great trouble with', the  people of today is that they know  how to manage the business of  thcirfellows. The old maid proffers her sister advice upon the  business of her husband, and any  old bachelor can give a father  advice as to. the rearing of \ his  boys. The man who would starve  but for the honesty and frugality  of his wife, and we can tell you  of several, feels competent to  manage the finances of the  country, and people who cannot  be trusted to drive the ducks to  water will explain to, the world's  wisest how to get to heaven.  The man who could not run' a  hand organ if it was tied to him  will tell you just how to run your  own business. Yes, and a man  who cannot run anything else on  earth generally knows how-to  run a newspaper���run it in the  ground.  The local newspaper is indis-  pensible to any town that has  any.get-up about it. It is one of  the necessaries of the farmer and  business man, It puts the ball  in motion when any new enterprise is proposed that would be a  benefit to the town and the community in which it is published.  It keeps an eye on every move  that is calculated to help the  people. It.keeps a record of the  happenings of the town and the  surrounding country, and is read  a thousand miles away by persons who are hunting a home and  a place to invest their money.  It booms your town and gives it  a name abroad that it would  otherwise not have. It points  out the advantages of its town  and district so that the world  may see it, and when a man gets  mad it takes a '"cussing" as  coolly as anybody, but hews  straight to the line just thejsame.  There are thousands of reasons  why a town.should support a  newspaper, but the * greatest of  all. is because it pays well to support it.���Summerland Review.  THE HALF HOLIDAY  Now that Spring is with us  and the Winter past it is opportune to make some reference t(  the much enjoyed and recreative custom of thc mid-week hal��  holiday.  It wi.'i be remembered thai  mainly through the efforts of Mr.  Irvine and other local gentlemen  some six or seven half holidays  were agreed upon amongst the  local " tradesmen. This midweek rest from indoor duties  was much enjoyed by those fortunate enough to be able to take  advantage of it, particularly  those who throughout thc year  have the long Saturday's work  each week from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.  We make the, suggestion that  the matter be taken in hand as  soon as. possible and a date a-  grccd upon which to commence.  In the interests of employees let  us have the half holiday, and  commence early (his year, say  in April or the beginning of  May.  REGISTER BEFORE APRIL 7  All those who are entitled to  vote in a B. C. or Dominion election should see that their names  are placed on the voters' list before April 7th. It does not matter whether your name was on  at the last revision of the list as  all the voters' lists of tho Province have been cancelled.  Therefore, see to it at onco,  and get a form of affidavit and  return it,* filled out, to Mr. Christie at Ashcroft. Any magistrate,  Justice of Peace, Notary Public  or Postmaster will take the  necessary declaration.  A Dance  will be given under the' auspices of the Women's Auxiliary of the, Nicola, Val-i  ley General Hospital, in ,  Central Hall  Easter Monday, Mch. 24.  TICKETS:  $2 a couple    Extra 1  ac'ies  $1  There's a  Photographer  im Father ought to j  , hnve his pictuie  '^^" taken���he hasn't  I Olir had   a   photo-  rp graph since' that  �� OWTIl      funny 'looking  one in  the  cutaway   coat   that  he    was  married in.    (Twasanoon  wedding, you know.)  Yes,~mother_says 'twas^a���  good one of him as he looked then, but really, for the  sake of the family; there  should be one of him as  he looks noni.  Chas. F. Hooper  Opp. Schools Merritt  A. F. Ri  DRUGGIST  ^Stationery  Patent Tobaccos  Medicines     Magazines  /Sundries.    Lending Library  Nicola Valley  Scalers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  -r!cr.*_r=c?i;rcr�� cf=  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  X  Fresh Fish always on  hand.      Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager  >\  New Coldwater Hotel  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST/  CUISIKE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  M. MclNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  ���  Ti  he:  INCORPORATED  1855-  BANK ofTORONTO  , paid up capitZ .$5,ooo;qoo *  RESERVED FUNDS $6,176,578  ���  SAVINGS ACCOUNTS invited.   In.ereitis paid on balances  half-yearly, ��� ' r  MONEY ORDERS and Drafts sold. ">  LETTERS OP CREDIT AND TRAVELERS-CHECKS issued.  GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS conducted,  Open Saturday evenings from 7 till 8.30. * -  Merritt Branch, A. N. B. Rogers, Mgr.  Not;  ce  I beg to imform the public  that-I have sold my barber f urn-  i tu re to Fran k Norman, pro prietor  of the Pioneer Barber Shop and  also imform all my patrons tha.t  they \yill find me at the' Pioneer  BarberShop in future.    -  ' FRANK BODIN.  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A rel.ablo I'"rcncli reguUtor; never falls. These  pills nre exceedingly powerful in regulating the  generative portion of thc fem.ile system. Refuse  all cheap imitations. Br. do Van's are sold at  *fi a box. or three Inr $10. Mailed to any address  Tha Scol_o-l l>rug Co., St. Catharines, Ont,  Subscribe for  ;  The News  Trucking and Draying.  Rigs to, Hire  The Merritt Livery  and Feed Stables  Ageni   for   Diamond Vale Coal  Largest"and test equipped livery in ,the upper  country. *    Commercial trade ax specialty..  ALEX. COUTLEE, Prop.  Merritt, B. C. Friday,  March 14, 1913.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  For thai quiet game  The Merrill  Poo! Room  Everything in   first-  class shape.   Tables  AI.  Cigars, Cigarettes,  Tobaccos, Soft  Drinks, Candies, etc.  Next G. B. Armstrong's  Quilchena Avenue  Watch  our   blackboard  for  latest sporting news.  SID MEARON and  FRANK BARNES, Props  ��  AND OTHER  SPORTING ITEMS  **j  Merritt Rangers  Football Club  Enthusiastic Meeting   Held on  Friday Last.  Seascn's Prospects Good  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 togelher-~you  who are homeless���and  see if we can't figure out a  way for you to start break;  ing 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'  lumber of the quality we  handle.be ��� as .cheap,..be- _.  cause every year our virgin  forests are growing smaller  and the demands are growing larger. *We say in,all'  sincerity,-'"Lucky, will be |.  the" man who builds in ..'  .1913,"    It interested, come ,_���  On Friday last a general meeting, of the Merritt Rangers Football .Club was held in a room adjacent to the Grand Hotel. Many  old and new members were present and all were enthusiastic as to  the clubs prospects for the coming season.  It was dicided that Messrs A.  Paton and A. Hogan be the clubs  representatives on the Association for the coming season.  Four Cups are to be competed  for:���"Trorey" Simpson &'Gem-  mill" "Williams" and "Wilson &  Nicol"  The club's season will commence with a "Trorey" Cup  Match on the 23rd inst, particulars of which will be announced  later.  The club invites all interested  in the association game to become members of the Rangers.  Rugby Football  At Victoria  ....    ��� .  Deciding Game Between Vancouver and  Victoria to be  Played Easter Monday  in.  if. .m-  ���There'i No Place Like Home*  VANCOUVER  LUMBER COY  MERRITT, B. C.  J. E. Wc'ker, Manager,  mm  FUNERAL .  DIRECTOR  AND EMBALMER  Address left   with A. F. Rankin  druggist, will receive prompt  attention.  N. J. BARWICK  MERRITT and NICOLA  Nicola Phone No. 5.  Merritt Phone No. 26.  1_m_m_m__w__t_m_______l  Vancouver  0   Defeat Victoria  In Hockey Game Between, Rowing Club and Victoria Y. M.  '   C A. on Saturday  The Vancouver Rowing Club  Hockey team defeated the Victoria Y. M. C. A. septette at'thf  Victoria Arena rink on Saturday  Dv h. ���.1?9F�� % J?oa-8 to ��- The  first half,wasl poorly contested,  though close checking by both  defenses prevented much shooting. Shaw opened the score for  the visitors from close range  .after a fine piece of combination  "amongthe Vancouver - forwards.  'Victoria pressed,' continuously  during the latter part of the first  period, and only the superior  work of the Rowing Club tender  kept them out. ���  Second period was much raster,  the Vancouver forwards displaying fine stick handling, with the  result that during the greater  part of this period the Y. M. C.  A. net was constantly in danger.  Merrick just missed on one ac-  casion, .the puck passing the edge  of the goal at lightning speed.  Close checking by the Vancouver  point spoiled a dangerous rush  by the Y. ������ M.  C.. A.. forward  Victoria, March 10. ���It is very  probable that the deciding Rugby  game between Vancouver and  Victoria will be played hero on  Easter Monday, March 24. The  date at least is certain, both  unions having approved of it,  and as Victoria can offer better  financial inducements than Vancouver it is believed that tho  Terminal City players will agree  to come over for the game. If  the match is played here  gate will be split between  clubs.   '  At today's meeting of  Victoria Union a letter was  ceived from the secretary of the  Rugby Football Union in England forbidding the local clubs  to play with or against Dai  Thomas of the Welsh club. The  local union was some time aco  forbidden to play Thomas in  inter-cjty matches, and now it  appears that if a break with the  Rugby Football Union is to be  avoided Thomas' services must  be dispensedwith altogether.  the  the  the  re-  quartefteTsavi ng- an 111 mosvT certain goal. Five minutes before  the close Merrick found an opening and scored a beautiful goal  with a long shot that glanced  off the goal tenders stick into  the net. , '  Selected Riders  at Ottawa Show  Canada to", be Represented, by  cTeam of Three at London  Oiympia  Ottawa, March 10.���Canadian  riders for the London Oiympia  are being selected at the Ottawa  horse show in June.    Lately the  Government decided that Canada  should be represented by a team  of three^in London Oiympia. The'  Militia Department co-operated  with the Ottawa Horse   Show  Association,   and arrangements  have been completed to hold'.the  competitions for   qualifying in  connection with the local show  in May.   The competition is open  to all Canadian officers in regimental    uniform,   government  horses only to beridden.   It will  include jumps,  in which style  and conformation will, of course,  count, and it is expected that  many units of the Canadian mil  itia will   be represented.   The  military jumping will take place  each_evening,_and_the_ judges  will select the three v. ho obtain  the highest score to represent  Canada at the London Oiympia,  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  Coal mining rights of She 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 bf $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 accompanied by a fee of ?o which will be re  funded 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 Cffid pay the  royalty thereon. If the c.ul mining  rights are not being operated, such  returns must be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease will include Ihe 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.  Metropolitan  MEAT MIrKET  NlCOLA|l|C.  The .choicest of Beef, mutton, .etc., always on hand  :   Fresh Fish, j__ggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOfV7 Prop.  Your insurance  Does if need looking after?  English Assoc.  ��������� Football Results  LAND ACT  Yale Land District.  Take notice that  ell cf  Vancouver,  far permission  to  District of Yale  ���Mary Ellen Camp  int.rds to apply  purchase  the   fol-  v'.f  ������ir  lowing described'land  Commencing   at a post planted at  Northwest   corner j North  of  Brown  Creek,   about  three   'and  one fourth  miles from  Chilliwack  Lake,   Biitish  Columbia; thence South 40 chains along  line of John Love's  claim  to**British  Columbia and United States  Boundary  line Southwest corner*  thence East 80  hains along boundury line  Southeast  comer; thence North 40 chains;* thence  West 80 chains to glace of beginning  containing 320 acree, more or less.  ...   MARY.ELLEN CAMPBEL'  John Kenneth Campbell, Agen'  Dated November 30, 1912.'     44-0  Fourth Round of Association Cup  Was Played on Saturday.  League Results  Team for International  Glasgow, March 10. ���The team  to represent Scotland against  Ireland in the International at  Dublin is as follows:, .J. Browlie,  Third Lanark; "J. ;',E.V '.Gordon,  Glasgow  Rangers;   J. 'Walker, ;round of the EngHgh Association  Svnndontown.R. Mercer, Hearts. Football Cup was p'ayed Satur-  of  Midlothian;   C.    Thompson,  London, March 10.���The fourth  Sunderlnnd; H. Low, Sunderland; A. Bennett, Glasgow Rangers; J. MeMehemy, Celtic; W.  Reid, Glasgow Rangers; G. Falkirk Roberts, Sheffield Wednesday. Bennett and McMenemy  are injured and may not play.  Old Country Scccer Results  London, March 10���The first  division game between Blackburn  and Liverpool resulted tcday;in  a win for the Blackburn team  with a 5 to 1 score. - '  day and resulted as follows:  Sunderland 0, Newcastle 0; Aston  Villa 5, Bradford 0;'Oldham Athletic 1, Everton 0; Burnley 1,  Blackburn Rovers 0.  League games resulted as follows: First division ��� Dei by  County 3. Bolton Wandereis, 3;  Woolwich Arsenal 1, Manchester  City 0; Manchester United 2,  Notts County 1; Tottenham Hot  spur 1, Liverpool 0; Chelsea 1,  West Bromwich Albion 0. Sac  ond division���Barnsleyi, L?icesr[  ter Fosse 0; Birmingham1^ Clap  ton Orient 1; Blackpool 2, Notts  Forest 1; Bristol City 2. Lincoln  City 0; Bury 0, Preston North  End 0; Fulham 7, -Stockport  County 0; Huddersfield Town 3,  Glossop 0; Leeds City 1, Hull  tJityO. L  Southern    League ��� Queen's  Park Rangers 1; Portsmouth' 1;  Brentford 0,  Swindon Town 3;  Gillingham 2,  West, Ham United  2; Northampton 4, Exeter City 0; I  Southampton 0, Watford 1; Stoke |  0, Crystal Palace 0; Reading 1',  Coventry- City 0; Plymouth Ar-  gyle 5,   Merthyr Town 0; Norwich City 0, .Brighton and Hove  Albion  1;   Mill wall Athletic '4,  Bristol Rovers 0.  Scotch cup games resulted as  follows: Celtic 0, Hearts of  Midlothian 1; Dundee 0, Clyde 0;  Falkirk 1, Dumbarton 0; Raith  Rovers 2, St. Mirran 1.  Scottish League ���Glasgow  Rangers 3, Hamilton Academicals 2; Third i_anark 1, Patrick-  Thistle 0; Hibernian 1, Motherwell 2; Kilmarnock 3, Aberdeen  1; Airdrieonians 5, Morton 1.  If so, See the Man who makes a  specialty of looking after policies  HE IS  J. B. RADCLIITE  Sir T. Lipton's  Yacht Challenge  Competition will be Under Old  Rules and   Take   Place in  June, 1914  London, March 6. ���A challenge  by the Royal Ulster Yacht Club  for a series of races for the  America's Cup io take place in  1914 made on behalf of Sir  Thomas Lipton, is on its, way to  America. It will reach New  York on the Oceanic today or tomorrow.  The chalkrge is for competition under the old rules. Sir  Thomas Lipton, who has just returned from America, when  questioned on the subject today,  said there was no doubt of acceptance. The New York Yacht  Club, he added, had been notified both by the Royal Ulster  Yacht Club and Sir IV omas Lipton personally of-the despatched  challenge,;.-,.;..;-/.,;;;,;. ;,������   ,���   ;   :  If you warn a gentlemen's Cigar  go to the --y  BRUNSWICK  in stock  THE "LE PREFERENCE" (Ten minutes in Havana).   La Flor Do Vallens.    oavannah  .Our Dick, Etc. .   1.       ".  If you _iI:e*a"mil_Ccisar try the "Bobby Burns".   ABk'the doctor.  IN.  LIVERY  STABLES  MERRITT-.CORLMONT STAGE  -Leaves Merritt-Mondays -_./*  and  Thursdays at 7.30 -  a.m.  for" Aspen Grove, * a *���.  Canyon   House.    Tula-- --  " meen.arid Coalmont; "---"  Leaves Coalmont Tuesdays "and "Fridays at 2  p.m. for Merritt. -���- -  A   i  j ~j .-*:'���  VOGHT STREET  .���,<-.  MERRITT  ������j -  The Palm  H. S. D A R K N E L L,   Propr i efo r  t��*C.       <V��.��.  _The__Einest _ Ass ortment _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 Office  And our Representative will .call on you;, - -  bj��.  ;.  *,w IHK NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, March 14, 19i3  f|  A Trial Will  Convince You  that I give One Hundred Cents Worth for a  Dollar.   My feed and prices are the best in town.  I have always on hand Brick, Lime, Plaster and  Cement.   Phone 30.  R. R. SMITH  The  BUTTERICK EASHIONS  ��SKkWJUA'Ka5*3PRlKG 1913 s  FKCJ.1 n*-*      iCitiwi on Null *m-  FOR SALE  Good going  RESTAURANT   BUSINESS  Apply B. & F. Restaurant,  Voght Street, Merritt.  Mr. S. Calvert, of Agassiz, was  visiting friends here this week.  All the tangible signs of Spring  are with us now���Robins, blue  birds and buttei flies. This looks  good to us when they are having  zero weather back East.  PIONEER  BARBER SHOP  Dickie & 'Norman  Proprietors  We guarantee you first class  work.   Razors honed.  Next door  to  Brunswick  Pool  Room.  , Invitations are now out for the  Knights of Pythias' Ball to be  held on Monday, March 17, St.  Patrick's Day. This is expected  to be a great success. A five-  piece orchestra has been engaged  and the Hall is to be decorated by  Mr. Cloghan, himself a K. P.,  evidence of whose work can be  seen on every hand, notably in  H. Greig's window.  The funeral of B. Casila, the  Italian who was killed in the accident at No. 4 mine, Middlesboro, took place on Monday.afternoon at 3 o'clock. The funeral  cortege left.N. J. Barwick's Undertaking Parlors at 2.30 and  was largely attended. The interment took place in tho local  cemetery on the hill. 7  Capt.  Stephenson's  sale  will  be a hot one. D Investigate !  Just Out  If* you want to see correct,  new^Sprin'g styles stunning-  , ly illustrated, get the new'  .-Spring issue of  "Butterick Fashions"  ' Pages and pages and pages  , of  the   smartest   designs,  * specially   selected.    Every  article r.f a woman's wardrobe displayed in a varied  and complete assortment.  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.  W. H. ..Houston, manager of  the Nicola Valley Garage, left on  Monday's train - for Vancouver.  Mr. Houston expects to bring  back a Ford car, for which he  has ,the sole agency and will  demonstrate the many qualities  of this great little car.  Later on, shouid business warrant it, a big Cadillac will be  brought in.  The good roads in the vicinity  offer many attractions to motorists.  The, Brunswick Bo vling Team,  consisting of Messrs. Darknell,  Baltz, Thurland and O'Brien, issue a challenge to any aggregation of four in Merritt or the  Nicola valley.  Nicola  N. J. BERWICK  hcrritl  Every Woman  \ la interested and .hould lsnow  \ about the -wonderful     |  Mapvel louche"  Auk your drngidstiftirj  It. Ir tie 'cannot snppi  tbe MARVEL, acceptED -���  ', other, butTBena stomp (br Illus,  trated book���sealed.* It giyea full  particulars and dircctlont .rryntaable  to ladies.WT_rDSOn8tJPPl/YCO.,Win(  i General Agents for Canada.  Mr. and Mrs. Rogers were visitors to Coutlee Sunday.  D. A. Costigan left on Monday's -train- for Vancouver; he  was accompanied by W.-H. Houston.  ��� Ed: Riley, manager of the'Tam-  merton ranch, Nicola, 'was in  town the first of the week.'  The Castle of the Knights of  Pythias is ornamented by a very  pretty and artistic sign, the woi k  of Mr. McLogan. This progressive lodge is the first in the city  to have a sign.  For Sale  Old newspapers, suitable for  wrapping" purposes. Apply.' at  News" Office."   Subscribe for  the News  UNDERTAKER  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets and Coffins- always on'hand at  reasonable' prices.  B. PRIEST, Granite Aye. Merrit  Major Conant came-down from  Nicola on Tuesday.  Electric Restorer for Men  Phosnhonol restores every nerve in thc body  r uirayiwuw tQ JtJ> proper tenslon . rc5torc5  vim and vitality. Premature decay and nil sexual  ,weakness averted at fence. - Phoaphonol "will  __alce ycu a new man. (Price (3 a box/ or two for  *5. Mailed to any address. The SooboU Drug  Oo., Bt. CMUkilnai. Ont.  FORD  The Universal Car  It's not the mechanical perfection 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. Better buy yours today---the  rush will soon he on.  Look, out for Capt.  Stephenson's Big Sale.   Everything goes.  A. L. Patchett was in town  from his logging' camp up tho  Coldwater. Mr. Patchett expects  to leave shortly for Armstrong,  making the trip on horseback.  Mr. H. Craham, Indian agent,  who was a visitor to Coutlee, reports that Paul Spintlam and  Moses Paul, who aie accused <f  murdering the man named White  near Clinton, some time ago, wi 1  have their preliminary trial at  Kamloop3 on the ,15th of, this  month. At a meeting held in  Lillooet on the 14,h of last month;  at which meeting fifteen chiefs  were present, it was decided to  employ counsel lo defend theltwo  prisoners. Mr. A. D. Taylor, of  Vancouver,, accep.ted the brief.  Mr. A. H. McNeil, K. C, will  visit Kimloops on Monday ,tq interview tho numerous witnesses  who are expected * to" appear . ir*  the case.against,the Indian out-  Jaws. The.prosecution has been  .entrusted to Mr. McNeil.        o  ' Tjie Brunswick Pool Room is  attracting many devotees to the  bowling Alleys which are now in  fine.shape. Mr. Van Meer should  be -congratulated on his enterprise.  Simpson & Cranna have put in  afine-cabinet'to" show ~off~their  beautiful display of cut glass.  Tennis is now attracting a  good many players and every  fine, afternoon the courts are  generally engaged. Merritt  should be able to boast a good  strong club this coming summer.  In the field next to tha tennis  courts foot ball is being played  The Rose Marche has a most  aotractive display of millinery  and hats. Easter will soon be  here. i  - The change in the' notice ,foi  the Anglican Churcharrived'too  late this week for insertion in  the usual place. The corrected  notice should read as follows:  Palm Sunday, March 1G. ��� Mer-'  ritt 11 a.m.; Nicola 7 30 p.m. ^  Wednesday-Menitt 8 p.m.    ,  Good Friday���Merritt 2 p. m.;  Nicola 8?p.m.  Easter Day, March 23.���Merritt 8 a.m.; Nicola 11 a. m.;* Nicola 3 p. m; Merritt 7.30 p.m.  It's easy enough to get your "printing done  just " any ' old way that any old printer  thinks  is  good   enough."  But the business man of today is coming  to know the importance, and value of good  printing ��� printing that will -be a credit to  himself and reflect favorably upon* his- busi-  .ness.' That's 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  Out-of-town orders receive our prompt attention.'  .,  Fishing commences on Saturday. One enthusiastic devotee  was seen getting his gear into  shape a \yeek ago. Now for that  fish story.  i>~���, .._���  -The-Cold water, "Hotel~is~now  receiving its finishing touches,  prior to its first coat of paint.     .  The Merritt Townsite Co. have  installed a large safe made by  the well known firm of Taylor &  Company."  SCHEDULE 6.  Provincial Elections Act  .   .    Notice is.hereby given that the'list_of voters -for the.  .(iYale Electoral District has been .cancelled and that applications to be placed on the'voter's' list will'be received  "at my office at Ashcroft whereprinted form's of affidavit  to be used in support of an application to vote will be supplied.   The list'of persons 'claiming to vote will be" sus-.  ' perided from and 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 rame  on the register of votersimust be,given'to me thirty day's  before the hbldirg of the court-of revision. -   ���  Dated this third day of March.yl913.  H. P. Christie,  Registrar of'Voters for the Yale Electoral District.   ; : : _j *-.  Lindsay & Wilson  Quilchena Ave.    piumbing and Heating  Merritt; B. C,  Contractors  First Class Work  P.O. Box 184^  "Everybody is driving a Ford"���more than 200$00 in service.".  New prices���runabout $675���touring  car:$750���  town car $1000���with all equipment,   f.o.b.   Walkerville,,  Ont.    Get particulars from  Nicola Valley Garage  <W.-H. Houston, Mgr.  MERRITT, B. C.  The Soda Fountain for The  Palm is on the way and should  arrive by the 15th.  Contrary to the church notice  which appear* in another column,  there will be no Presbyterian  service at Nicola" Sunday morning. Service as usual at Merritt  at 7 30 p. m.   All welcome.  *,   ...  G. B. Armstrong is having a  verandah built onto h'sresidence  that will prove a welcome addi  tion in the summer time.  A. J. Coutlee, the pioneer liv-     The B. C. Southern looks well  erj man has the very saddle horse with its new coat of paint,  you require.   Beginners specially | ���'. _,   The Palm has potted plants for  sale.  ' The City Hotel is to have a fine  verandah.   This hotel is rapidly  ' I coming to a finished state.  The Bowling Alley  continue."  to attract large crowds.  '^Th'e effect of good   cut  glass  on -the  , table is akin to the fascination' of the   * * *  diamond.    The brilliant sparkle  of it  is unmistakeable and tells at once the  genuine' from , imitation.     In  this  line    .r  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.    OllXlOSOIl   "  DO   foOT  FAIL    0     X,  to see these at ofc Cranna  -Btaa Friday, .March 14,. 1913.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  BANK OF MONTREAL  INCORPORATED 1817  HEAD OFFICE       -  Capital (Authorised)  -  > -  Capital (Paid-Up) -  ���Rest and Individual Profits  MONTREAL  ,'"���. $25,000,060.00  ��� $16,000,000.00  .. $16,802,814.94  Interest Paid on De;posifs  Branches in all principle cities and towns in the Dominion of  CanscH, also in Loudon, Eng., New York, Chicago,; Spokane  and Mexico.   Merritt Branch-A. W.' STRICKLAND, Mgr.  Open Saturday Evenings from 7.00 to 3.30.  Poll Tax  Abrogated  THE  CITY  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  k.    1  ;' Newly established throughout.  ���  "Best of "Furnishings., '-*  ��� -    Spacious Rooms.     -  Excellent, accommodation.. ^.- ���' Well lighted throughout.  Choice Liquors and Cigars.,  Special attention- to  commercjal.trade.  Rates $1.50 per day.   Special Rates by the month  ANDREW HOGGAN,  PROPRIETOR  Rose French Cafe  FRANK DEEARQCHE, Prop.   *'  Specialty of French Dishes ot Ordinary Prices  ���-. Come and try our French "cook.  All white service.  ON VOGHT STREET OPPOSITE JOHNSTON'S BARBER SHIP  Improvements  (o  be Exempted  From Taxation in Two  Years Time  Hon. Mr. Ellison, in explaining the import of the changes  this year in taxation legislation,  stated it to be the Government's  intention gradually to accept all  the radical recommendations contained in the report of the Royal  Commission on Taxation.   To do  so at once would involve the too  great loss in revenue of about  $800,000 or $900,000 per annum.  To abrogate the Provincial Revenue Tax (or Poll Tax), as has  been done this year,  alone involves the loss of $350,000 yearly  to the treasury.   The other chief  recommendations of the commission are the exemption of improvements from taxation, the  abrogation of the personal property tax and the rearrangement  and readjustment of the Income  Tax,  and various  other minor  changes in the   Provincial Taxation system.   Outlining the intentions of the government in  taxation    matters.     Hon,   Mr.  Ellison   said:    "The   increased  revenue from the Forest Depart-  | ment which is contemplated will,  to a large degree, offset the proposed loss in revenue from direct  taxation when the full changes  in the Taxation Act are introduced, -and    the    Government  deems it advisable to wait a year  or two, until   its plans for obtaining revenue from the natural  resources of   the 'country are  natured, before adopting all of  the radical changes in  taxation  recommended   by  the commission."  "The changes in the Taxation  Act, which are covered by this  year's amending bill, are the  abolition of the Revenue Tax.  the  the  the  I  I  the rearrangement of the taxation on banks, and the abandonment of the old system of taxing  the   personal   property   of the  salmon    canneries     with  substitution of 5the tax on  products of these fisheries.  'Tt: is the   intention of  Government to propose two years  from.now to exempt   improv-  ments   from  taxation,   leaving  only the site value of land to be  taxed.    This should give great  relief to owners of land outside  the organized district,  and encourage the   development   and  improvement of land which is at  present unimproved,   and thus  will help the agricultural communities.    In four years from  now it is intended by the government to abolish the tax on  personal property and to rearrange  the incident of the income tax,  and also if possible, to carry out  all of the   outstanding recommendations of the Commission's  Report.  During the period when  these changes are in abeyance,  the government will improve the  assessment and taxation department and bring them so far as  practicable into  line   with the  improvements in other departments."  t .0& ifojslttttj  Mine Host  Solomon  ������______ ��� --*-������inn..----.  The BEST is none too  Good  for   My   Guests.  Sunday Dinners a Specialty.  S. J. SOLOMON, COUTLEE, B.C.  Freak Type of  Power Boat  Has a Four-Ton Capacity  Draws Thirteen Inches  of Water.  and  SALE  I  SATURDAY, MARCH 15  C. STEPHENSON  Begs to Announce a  ���> ������    1   s  Clearance Sale  of  -Work. Shirts, .Under Garments, Pants & Socks  Must Be Sold Regardless of Cost  Pants $1,50 and Up Shirts 50c to $1.00  Socks 3 for 25c and Up  COME AND INSPECT  One of the strangest voyages  to be taken by a power craft in  a  considerable  period 'is   that  which will be experienced by a  boat,which, was given a successful trial trip on Burrard inlet a  few  days  ago.    The  craft, ijs  thirty-two feet long and of nine  feet beam.   It was designed by  Hoffar Brothers and the contract  for the hull was sub-let to the  firm of Taylor and Young,  of  Coal harbor.   The boat was completed in sixteen days from , the  moment the keel was laid (down.  1 _ The power craft's cruise will  ibe from v ancouver to Edmonton  on aflat.car of the C.<P. R. rail-  road,   and  after  reaching = the  Prairie"City it will be switched  to the G. T. P. line for a trip west*  into British  Columbia and unloaded at Tete Jaune Cache.  From the latter point it will be  used as a huge sleigh and pulled  by teams over the snow for a  distance of nearly forty-five  miles to; the North Thompson  river, where it will be used by  the railroad contractors, Messrs.  Palmer Brothers & Hemming,  for carrying freight on the headwaters of the Thompson river  during the construction of the  Canadian Northern railroad in  that vicinity.  ���-The eraft .is built especially for  operating in shallow water, the  propeller being in a tunnel under  the stern of the boat. The latter  has a capacity for four tons and  when loaded draws only thirteen  inches of water. Without any  cargo the boat draws seven  inches of water.  The propeller is only one-third  in the water, but when the power  is turned on the propeller creates  a vacuum, which sucks the tunnel full of wat*r, after which  the craft forges ahead at a rate  of twelve miles an hour at full  spe'e'd. During the trial trip  she easily made twelve miles ah  hour. The power consists of a  fifty-horse power Sterling marine  engine ahd!is loaded in the bows,  under a small deckhouse. -   ,  A feature of the boat is a  small hatch in the bottom* at the  top of the propeller tunnel, which  is kept in place byithumbscrews.  This can be taken off arid the  propeller examined at any time,  without allowing water to come  into the beat. When resting on  the shore the propeller does not  touch tho ground.   .  BIRDS  WALLBOARD  The Up-to-Datc 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 ^wallbo-trd sold  that requires no further finish! Just the  '   thing for Dado and1 panel work. '     ,    '  For Sale at      ; : *  The Merritt Lumber Yard  Head Office:  101 Pacific Building,  Vancouver, B. C.  Mines Office:        '  Merritt, B/C.   ,  P.O.Box 17  THE  Inland Coal & Coke  Miners and Shippers'of High Grade'.Coals for -  ... Steam and Domestic Use. ' '���*     ' ���-'  .-        ^       i              ���'        ,."           V     _            .        ���?'��� j-  *-">"'          *       -           * .       -   ,     -            */...,���            '   .;..  ,l -  Screened Coal Delivered Locally at' Usual Rates, CO. D."  _              W      "                                                 -                                                                   i           <   r                                                              - �����  __                                                                                      i _  Phone 9a, or leave orders" at G. B. Armstrong's "store.   * .  '���_        - . .. *' o .  J    i.    i  er  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 farnT property;  _tells~tHe^mtsider whaFyou are doing, what  you 'are raising, etc., and is ever alive to  your own interests.    Its columns are free to  you to use to express your' opinion upon  subjects of local interest, and the management would be pleased at  any' time  to  receive  any  little news  items  from you.  Take an - interest in your home paper by      <*  contributing any news you know of in your  own immediate neighborhood.     If you are -"  not a subscriber we would very much ��� like '  to send the paper to, you, the price is only,  $2.00 per annum, or $.100 for six months.  The Nicola Valley News  == Merritt, B.C.       '"' ���  . >   .     . > *' ���    ''' *   ���"    '' *  All,classes of Commercial, Poster, and Pamphlet    i, \  1'   ' Printing turned out at1 our job Printing  DepV. ' '"  -J1?--'"  .< I> J      V  ���I   >   *   -tp-yoi'- '���  WE PRINT ALL THE NEWS  c        .* -,     ���'  .^, IHE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS
Friday, March 14, 191?"
Special Meeting
iT      of Gity Council
Park By-Law Adopted.   A New
Bridge to be Constructed
on Garcia Street.
A special meeting of the city
"council was held on Monday
evening, March 10, Mayor Reid
being in the chair and all the
Aldermen were present.  "  ■*
The minutes of the previous
meeting were adopted as read.
A letter was read from the
Mainland Board of Underwriters
stating they could not send a
representative to re-rate the city
until June or July, and offering
,advice on installation and equipment of apparatus. It was moved
that the letter be received and
filed.
Letters were also read from
Kamloops, Victoria and Vancouver re insuring the police, and
power-house engineers, and from
DuCane, Dutcher & Co., enclosing a copy of the letter of acceptance of a part of machinery
sent to General Electric Co.
1' It was moved by Aid. Tutill,
seconded by Aid. Menzie, that
the letter from DuCane, Dutcher
& Co., on operation of power
plant be received and filed subject to report of finance committee re payment to DuCane,
Dutcher & Co.
Moved by Aid. Boyd, seconded
by Aid. Menzie, that the city
clerk write to C. P. R. and ask
for prices for delivery of coal in
' carload lots from the Nicola Valley Coal & Coke Co., Inland Coal
& Coke Co., and The Diamond
Vale Collieries, Ltd. to the spur
opposite city power house.   .
Letters were next read from
DuCane, Dutcher & Co. re constant current transformer, and
from Frank Bailey re survey for
street-levels and enclosing prospectus for advertising pamphlet.
Letters were received and filed.
The action of the.finance committee in, recommending a payment  of * $600.00   to  DuCane,
Durte1fer""&''Cd.  on account of
1 commission was endorsed.
The plan of sub-division of lots
1, 2 and 6, D. L. 124, belonging
to H. Greig, was next considered
and on motion of Aid. Tutill, seconded by Aid. Boyd, this plan
was passed, subject to the payment of the $2.00 fee called for
by the Plan Registry Act.
A plan of lot 4, blk. 31, was returned with the recommendation
that it would be passed if the
streets are made 66 feet wide.
The Public Park by-law was
reconsidered and finally adopted.
■ The Assessment roll was reported incomplete by the assessor
ahd an extension of time was
granted by the council.
The matter of borrowing up to
$14,000 from the Bank of Montreal for current expenses __was
Nicola Notes
On Saturday the cattle weie
driven from the Winny ranch
back to Douglas lake. <
The furnace for the new school-
house has arrive'd.
Tom Heslop lost' a valuable
horse.
Fred Riley is.engaged in hauling oats from .the Beaver ranch.
, ■ .(. *t
A. W.••■ McVftie. has purchased
the Pooley ranch and is about to
have it surveyed into 5-acre lots.
Little Alice Harboard has recovered from a*severe attack of
pneumonia.
H. H. Matthews and Colonel
Flick were at Princeton Sunday.
Miss Laura Garrington has returned home after,'a csix week's
visit at the coast.
Miss Palmer and; Mr. Williams
were matried last \yeek.
Mrs. Will Lauder and baby
were visiting Mrs.1 Frank Jackson.
A. Godisson was* in town on
Sunday.  •
Wm. Riley wasmt Merritt Saturday.
The gentleman who was
soliciting.pupils for music lessons"
is now in Montana^-living with
his mother.
considered, and Temporary,Loan
By-law 1913 was read a third
time^" '      ■<■■'. •■',.-■
Aid. Boyd gave notice, of motion of his intention to introduce
a Fire Limit By-law, and permission was given to introduce same.
• •Aid. Tutill gave notice of motion to amend the Trades License
By-law.
[Aid. Boyd gave notice of motion that he would introduce a
Building ByTlaw.,
The Mayor'asked permission, on
behalf of a number bfv citizens,
to:build abridge over the Nicola
river on Garcia street.
It was moved by. Aid.; Tutill,
seconded "by Aid. Gordpp, -that
the citizens be"given permission*
to.|coristruct said bridge I if constructed similar to the .one-"on
■ Voght street, and that th'e.Board
ofiWorks be. instructed >to give
eyery assistance in grading, the
approach to the said bridge and
clearing the street.      5    ;; t
By motion  the  Corone$? was
■ given permission to hold .an-^in-
' quest in the City Hall oh W|ed
nesday> March 12. .
The Clerk was instructed to
obtain advance copies of the revised Municipal Clauses Act..
' The meeting- then adjourned.  .
Lower Nicola Notes
T. Jackson,-of Dot,-called,here
on Friday.
Johnnie Royle, haying quit the
position bf assistant*.'librarian,'
commenced work for'W.. B. Jackson this Week.
_
Mr. and Mrs. F. Woodward
returned here last week, haying
been dovyn. at Canford for the
winter.
W. H. .Whitaker, brother of R.
Whitaker, arrived from England
Friday and will probably settle
in the valley.
Frank Nelson, accompanied by
his sister, has returned-from an
extended trip to-the old'country.
E. W. Mason.and J,lGardner
arrivedhere Friday "from Lancashire and intend seitiing Id the
valley. -.  '        |
James Smith had the honor to
win the highest marks' of any ih-
dividual-exhibitor'in B _(j>in the
potato * competition .'.connected
with the Farmer's Institute, getting 911-2,points out of a-possible 100. Besides being'aigreat
credit to the grower, -.it is a
splendid advertisement .-for our
valley.
Mr. Frank Bailey M.E.'is getting his illustrated' descriptive
pamphlet published in this ofiice.
It describes the mineral and
arable resources of thei.Njcola,
Similkameen and Tu'ameen, Valleys, and has some of the latest
mining maps.
The booklet will be beautifully
illustrated..- Those wishing to
secure space would do well to
send their copy in immediatly to
Frank Bailey; -MerrittrB. C.—
DEPARTMENT OF MINES
" Coal Mine. Regulation Acfcfe
BOARD OF EXAMINERS     ' i
.' Notice is hereby given that the following constitute* the; Board of Examiners for the Nicola Collieries during the year 1913:— ;■,'? \
Appointed by the Owiiers^- Robert
Fairfoull; y-^ . / ^ .'•.;■';...' >--• '■■..,-,''.'
1 Alternates—David 7 Brown, Alex!-!
gander Ewart;.;- ;, ■:..'..•','.■'!\" j
Appointed byrthe "Lieutenant^Gov:
ernor in Council—George^Hudson;; '- ;
Elected by the Miners—Frank Bond
■ Alternates—James McFarlanfc,-_[ohn
McDonald.-.'-     7.:-.7; ;':':; ;■'*''
,All persons-interested* may obtain
•full information- by."applying to'thi
Secretary of .the Board, Mr.;George;
Hudson, Merritt.' B. C. j
. Note—Alternates act as Members'-of
the Board1 in the absence of those regularly appointed or elected'; to act
chereon. ... j-'
Dated   the  23rd  day:- of December^-
1912. <V<
RICHARD McBBIDE,  A*
Minister of'MinesJ!
New
ing 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
BUTTERICK. EASHIONS]
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Kffljffljj-flajaa **%& 9,j?» ~- '"SSSS^
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 • v
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. Prihtsat 12 I-2c, 15c and 20c per yd.
China arid Taffeta Silks in all colors.:' Satiii Grenadine in
most beautiful colors and material ever shown in the city.
Pongee Silks iii all colors
^ Special Values
Now that Spring is coming you will want some new curtains.
See the beautiful range of curtains and curtain
materials we are showing.
Everything in Dry Goods and Ladies Wear
at Moderate Prices
Diamond Vale Supply
Company, Ltd
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