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The Nicola Valley News Jan 10, 1913

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 frV^TTfttiTiiiri^J ���  ^i^j^a^-fe-aaa^fes^g^^gwaJ  fe^ifep-fe^SsaBi:^;-.^  '"��� I  :o: ^.'��������H___  ^^^i^^^r^Hr^w^^:  ^IKS^-iU  ���n_  Vol. 3, No  y^  MERRITT,  Comic Opera  Court Scene  Simu'taneously With the Staging  of a Trial a Dog Figh t is  Part of the Farce  Large Crowd Laughs  as Lawyers Wrangle  cace it That of Mclntyre vs. Sutherland  'With Swearing charged  In the court room n at the city  hall last week, a trial scene and a  dog fight were staged simultan  eously^and that trial itself -was  some figh t, Jtoo,. A j us rice court  should never be mistaken for a  comic opera trial scene, especially a court of British justice, but,  perhaps,' a stranger in Merritt  might be excused, !  Have you heard about it? listen!  Jt waj alleged that when Sutherland ordered drinks at Mcjn-  tyre's he'smelled the brandy bottle- and- passed it back2���then  drank whisky, and a .reasonable  length of time thereafter, told  Mc|ntype his liquor was "doped.'A  Ti-o proprietor, full of f}re,  wlgac) his voice in defense of his  three star Hennessey, the cusfc).  mer, full of fire���or .something?*:  raised hi_svoice'hi_*hev snds wore.  That wm the 'evidence "of>~f ouis  public officials o*?'-.- did u.___*oufy.  It, -as not a _ue%tion ox i.*ctn-  tyr��\t .j that; concfc_;ie3 them  or the insult to Mclntyre himself. Not at 'all! * But did not  Sutherland swear at Mclntyre in  his hotel office���apubllc place and  in company? A horrible offense.  ��� What  constituted   swearing?  One witness quoted from his  call chism and settled that point.  Then four witnesses swore, and  afier the lawyers had quarrelled  about eight *hour4 City Police  Magistrate Morgan fined him five  dollars on a charge that was not  described in the warrant, and  Sutherland does not think that  this court of British Justice or  Competent, jurisdiction or what,  gave him any justice at all.  The mayor says he did not authorize the prosecution, and Mr.  Maughan, lawyer for tbe defence,  claims that no one else should  have done it, and" the prosecuting attorney should not have continued all through the trial scene  to instruct the leayned raggipt  rate in frig <Juty on the benp\  The magistrate wrote the  court records and when they  Were read over lawyer Maughan said   they were qujti- wrong,  -And all this, took place quite  seriously in a properly constituted court of justice the day after  the day af|gr a$ew Year's ce|f)  brafiqn in Merritt! -  *-'   '   - ,  r|ow long, oh Lord, how long?  Mr. Strickland's  Plea a Winner  Council Decides to Wipe out the  Deficit of the Agricultural  Association  l>  Council Gives  -'���*tS w_�� r-  f  issrV  ���^fff "-���5>--'��**J��M*2S��*il i'MftjIi  whoJwere" w'ithYSuthefclaritj*-. "did,  notPhear him- swe^rYbyt,, tfiejr  \&W$ Mcjntyre. t > i."-^""- % ]  V/ell, tti^se ��i* _wjtne!j(sej('.^tj-*j  fied, aqd the lawyers argued iand  the doge, fought and the lawyers  quarrelled ajuHbe learned magistrate listened and wrote notes  and the big crowd looked on and  laughed, from two o'clock until  six and from eight to twelve that  night.  It would appear to the unin-  fprmjpd tfia$ the t.Qqble was all  due to the quality of Mcjntyre's  booze, but no���Mclntyre has not  yet entered an actionjn defense  of his good booze���he says he  will though (next act) and Sutherland says he will bring an ac-  "tloiTfoFfalse arrest (another act)  hut surely riot against Mclntyre.  V^hat had he to with the arrest?  The warrant was made out by  the chief of police and issued by  the city police magistrate, then  Lawyer Grimmet the city solicitor was not there at the expense  of Mclntyre���oh, dear no! So  what had Mr. Mclntyre to do  with it at all? Well, he was called upon by the police prosecutor  to testify about a hole in the wall  that let Mr. Sutherland's voice  throqi-h inra the next room,  where he sai4 some ladies weye.  But what had the clty,~to do  with it? The alleged swearing  as set forth in -the warrant, occurred in Mclntyre'i- barroom���  not a public place���but this was  "amended" at the instance of  Lawyer Grimmett*--? "-ubstftut  eo*' it was said by Maughan for the  defence, who protested that the  change consfcituseda new charge  and could not be dealt with under the warrant which he claimed should never have been issued,  and made to read' that the offence occurred in the barroom  and also in the hotel office, which  is a public place. ' All this required the attention of the chief  (who was not on duty at the  time, and who dropped in some  hours after the occurence) .and  the police and public prosecuter.  Of courso.   ili-so disinterested  -  -��?*S_^_2  "���"���'~^s��  , At the last meeting of the  city council, the finance committee through Aid. Jackson repprt-  ed regarding the plea made by  Mr. A. VV. Strickland, President  of the Nicola Valley Agricultural Horticultural Association, that  the city council make a grant of  $160 to cover the deficit of the  association, for the last year,  | Mr,'Jackson said that the organization represented a good  cause which helped the city in a  gjreatmany way* apd the council  would be doing only its, duty in  donating the amount,      '   J  Aid, Irvine asked the city  Clerk if the City ^puld.. afford  to, pay the money ,it was ordered  paid on the motion of Aid. .Gordon and the second of Aid, Irvine.        j ,        - y * '  ��� 4---���B '    '    _y  N^yr Church is   ���  Counted upon  Board of Trade  Promise Bright  First Meeting of the Year is Well  Attended and Important  Work is Pushed Along  -federal Building One  -,*       Thing be Obtained  Courthouse li Another-*.. J. Smith and  Charlea Howae *ri Elected  Police Chief is  Back From Trip  While He is Away He Purchases  a Fine Tract of Land on Van  couver Island  W*y? ��u-<l M��-R�� Will be Dis,  ~*��U*lfd ��t Weetffif in Parish  ]/ "Halloa January 22nd , < ;  **-"', _~ i  .ii*  ^ Bh^qw^^j_^W^gat=;  ngsuhd-r/tfeeauspices of St;  "   IfiYiAurch idpniiay night'  The first meeting of the board  of trade this year was well attended and certainly gave promise of what Merritt is going to  become.' AptJ it also showed  what a powerful influence for  progress ap(j prosperity the board  can^be.'-" Working quietly, but  none/ the less ftjroefully for a  longtime, the board last night  waVable to disenss hopefully the  bringing here of another railroad.,  the reduction of ra,tei~on at least  coaKand lumber, a courthouse  and "a federal building, more  commonl|^_caHed''a ' pos'tufQce  building,- And % foot" that all  this is^the result of the work "of  a few; stalwarts shows the sinew  of. theycity. What the hQgjd.of  trade'hw-||ojje, ln',the'lartyj&r  ^;wellfkRwn to.all<*&&**��  $he gutgoinif poppcil closed  its career last night by giving a  luncheon for the other city officials and there were about two  dozen present. The '/get together" sentimdnt was much in evidence. Isaac Eastwood presided.  The opemng speech was made  by Mayar Reid who talked about  the city waterworks and he aaid  they would be, in operation in a  short time. H. S. Cleasby spoke  pbout the police department and  highly praised Chief Eggleshaw  and his staff. A. Jackson^poke  about the fite department and a  response was rfltde by the fire  chief, Pan Shearer. George Irvine spoke for the council aaa  whole. He said; "My relations  with the members have proved  them men as men as well as men  as councilmen." In response the  mayor said that unless the unexpected happened he would be  the next mayor. About twenty  songs were sung before the affair was over.  ���>i aiLi j** >m  Miss Standish is  Mrs. Armstrong  Popular Former Hospital Matron  Brldc of one of City's Lwd-  ing Merchants  Mr. George B. Armstrong.  one of the leading merchants of  Merritt,married Miss 01 la Standish, formerly the popular matron  of , the Nicola Valley General  Hospital, in her home in La-  combe, Alberta, a week ago  Thursday. They reached this, city  on Monday and will reside on  Graiiite avenue.  The News.'joins .their many  friends in wishing thcThappv  couple long life and p ospciily.  counter-attractions, was po_tpbn  ed. The object of the meeting was  that it should be a reunion of the  congregation, and one of the  most interesting items of an ex  cellent program was the presentation of a purse containing gold  to the vicar, the Kev. J. Tnomp-  sqn qs* a snqall mark of the esteem  in which he is held in Merritt.  Dr. Tutill was in the chair.and  the first part of the evening was  spent tor vocal and instrumental  music provided by Mesdames Tutill, Langstaff, and Hooper and  Messrs. Hooper and Eagles.   In his remarks, the doctor an-  iiounogd that a congregational  meeting will be held on January  22 in the Parish;Hall at eight o'  clock in the evening to discuss  ways and means of getting an  early start with the building of a  new church which will be a credit to the city.  Refreshments were served and  much enjoyed after which a progressive whist drive was indulged in. Mrs, H. Priest was the  successful lady player, W. Hes-  lop and E. Irving tied for the  gentlemen's prize. Mrs. J. Marshall and R. Hebron won the  booby prizes.  have ha^the interestB of Merrjtt  ,atj hearb|girs$, jast m^I^I*.  time,;and|||s bgen published' by  tHUri4wsj��per.   Whfttit can do  i^uto ,tor<eventnate/ iti.      ...--.     .  the recent^ttingito-ISf^^^hood  the^bo^rd'oftrndtW-taw��i!*  ��C  and the city coyfiC'l on prinelples lhe^e' ---"  Police Chief Eggleshaw is on  duty again after a week's trii-  to the coast on police and private  business. He says that Merritt  is becoming more and more  known on the coast due to the  good reports the visitors here  give of it on their return home.  'While he was away, chief visited Victoria and Tftenfew,. 'and  twenty-six miles from'Renfew  he purchased from the government six hundred acres of the  fijieat land in British Columbia,  as he expresses it. He also  bought a portable house in Van-  couverami juStered it sent' to the  prpperty he purchased.  ien��,_    .   -  '  'Messrs. T. J. Smith andChail  es Howse were unanimously elected members of the,bosrd and  then it wasjdecided to ask Cap-,  tain John Leader who is connected with ths powerful London  group which recently purchased  the Diamond Vale Supplyo'town-  si^e; T. J. Smith of the Diamond  Vale Colleries: Mr/ CharlesSGra.  ham plthe}Nieola Valley Coal  Graham of the Inland >G��^{and  Miner Killed  As He works  John  Henry  Morrison    Meets ���  Death as the Result of Fall  of Rock From Above  Coroners Jury Says  Death is Accidental  r  Raccomenda . Mora  Car* Ito Tak.n is  TimWriWs l��y Collar Br��ci_��  John Henry Morrison,, a miner  employed in Shaft No. 4 of th< j  Nicola   Valley  Coal  and  Coko"  Company's JColIeries, was so bi>.r,'  ly injured early JSiturday eve^i -,'  ing that  he died at ftur i.'clock  Sunday< morning in the NicouV'  Valley General ��� Hospital Whe^Y^,  he-was taken after 1 he eccidefr^-f '  His death was caused byliemot-'"      . \  rhage �� f the brain.  'After he Had'been taken'f .'"  the hospital, he told Dr,Wiilian r ' ' _ -  that' hel was putting a lx?am up " \, ���"-,,,  againBt another:when .a pile >.f/^ "''-'"  rojek-fell and strucls him on &fc;    :  back of the -head and theba.^^   -"-  knocking him down face forward *"  ^e' struck a shaVp roclt .w ith hia!?i -"  v  forehead'and Kis^sfaljp'wsa _f^llk , :"  oj>en to the' borieto the Dack*r r   , ' - S>  tht Kid. arid4:_���?i^t;^wi?^.Y 'X  ��en, HeWasVrfeCtly^^>^f>-'>  /"  .-��*!-*  m  **l  -ti  wh.n he talked to (ho doc  *^ __-**     l*��  ^*_***p_s     tft"^*   -J J'\oTr,,I1_YTO__r  orj but thef uocu*; r suspecthVi ^;  ___!��___________. ,-__t ��:_______a__^_4f-5"  _r_______t______s-___a__*_^> a   fs--~.^*j a  ^fer$-^fromine��t   VMcciYeK^^^^^^S;  ^.who'JiaVe large interesttaI   At ha,f P����*^nro>-  to 'Work, for  ______^__-=i.�� "'-     1-?'��-5<.'-'- Jte.ls>*r$ri  John Fortune was op .rated up  on for appendicitis in the Nicola  Valley'Genera] hospital last night'  and it was a most serious case,  but today ho showed signs of  improvement. He has a ranch up  the Coldwater antHve was stricken while on the way there, but  at once came, back to this city.  His father lives sn Sydney, Cape  Breton,  Baby Retha Pyall. daughter  of Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus Fyall  has been seriously ill, but at last  reports was'improving, although  still requiring the care of a phy-  sicikn.  and ^business augurs practically  for the record of the newly-started year.  The report on the work to have  erected here a courthouse show--  ed that the districts interred are  mightily far this eity as the  best center in the Valley for that  or any other thing. The fact  that Nicola is seeking this building and prestige is known to be  more a matter of local pride  rather than real conviction, The  petetions in favor of Merritt are  being signed far beyond anticipation, Merritt is being put more  and more on the map.  The progress Club of Vancouver demonstrated what publicity  has done for Merritt, the work  of the board of trade, the efforts  of private individuals, and the  advertising of the press. Two  letters told of the "desire of both  a plumber and a creamery to  come here. _  Suggestions were received  from the secretary 6f the Nicola  board of xrader in regard to the  proposed district exlwli.it in the  progress Club's' show rooms at  Hastings and Richards streets,  Vancouver. t  The suggestion of Mr. A. W.  McVittie that the ..board takes  some action regarditig the conservation of water 'for the irrigation of lands in this vicinage  came up and it was decided that  a committee composed of Messrs.  Cleasby and Ransom draft a resolution on the question which  Mr. W, B. Jackson ��f Lower  Nicola be asked to present to the  annual meeting of thf�� ^Central  Farmers' Institute meetjng this  month in Victoria. Mr-, .Cleasby  thoroughly explaind th�� position  of the government in thejpast on  this problem, and also expressed  his opinion aa to what might be  done now under changed cobdit-.  , courthouse  Mr. Strickland brought up the  question of having the govern  ment buy grounds and erecVa  postoffice or federal building here  and the Hon. MartinHurrell was  telegraphed to, to ask for a-fisttf-  ficient grant to do this and to reply, by wire as to what he would  do..     \  Letters to the secretary were  read as follows:  From the premier, Sir Richard  McBride,  "I haye your letter of December 20th ���Vith_reference__to_the  delegation which it is the intention of the Merritt board of trade  to send to Victoria regarding the  request fora courthouse, and!will  be glad to arrange for a meeting  when it is decided they will visit  victoria."  From the Hon. Martin Burrell  I have your letter of the ninth  inst, (Deo;) enclosing copy of  one sent to the minister of public works in regard to a continuous telephone service in Merrit.  I will take the matter up with ��he  Hon', Robert Rogers."  From the Hon. Robert Rogers,  minister of public works;        ,  "I beg to acknowledge the receipt of yPur letter of the' ninth  inst. [Dec*] advising- me .that a  resolution- was passed by t$e  Merritt board of trade to the effect that the government should  be petitioned to, establish a son-  tinuous telephone sucvice at Merritt. I will look this arid see if I  can do dnything to meet your re  quest.    " .  Gillis visited the man and he d>i YY  not-like We condition.'Soroffe-trr ?^'  ward he looked _* him again aril ?? h~  telling Nurse Miss Leonard h  was going Out for a moment h.  went to the'Morrison  Mi  "-J  home en'   y*-^  Granite avenue and told *Mirr~':1,! >  ���i  If  _&  4  Morifison of her husband's condition. The doctor" returned tq^  hospital and' ministered to^the"'  victim until he passed away.' "- *  The funeral arrangement;  were in charge ofLN. J."BarwiLeki ^  and the burial was in * Merritt1 ^f.  Cemetery after services hadbeeiV* \'*  held in the home and in the Me-" r*-  thodist church at which the Reyiv f"  C. F. Connor officiated. The 'f'  Knights of Pythias^tun-ed^i;' "  in full stnength and marched  with the hearse. ,The store off  Simpson and Cracna was closed1  becaase Mr. Cranna belohgpi tpf  , ?;,5#s  ��� i  4*  *,<&!'  -ir .'���-  . Mr. H. W, Sutcliffe has joind  the staff of'Hhe Nicola Valley  News.  the Knights. Many friends were  in line. Charles Graham,' superintendent of the mine attended  thi funeral and dosed the mine  all day. Morrison leaves a wtdqw  and, three children. He was thirty-nine years old. '  The coroner's Jury held an to t ^JK  quest on Wednesday and after\'JZ  taking testimony, returned9 the, ^  verdict following: We '"the1 em^ j;^ I  panelled jury,' inquiring into the  deoth of John H. Morrison, find"  that the decaased" came to hiin  death accidentally:frdm injuries���^j  received by'a fall of rock while ��.  at ^his work in^No. 4 mine of the1" -  Nicola'Valley Coal and Coke com- ^  pany 4, "1913, 'We al_��Jw��to:_'^  mend thatmore care be taken in,, t"',!  timbering in the way -of idllar"'-'*  1 braces!-J, t_��- Menzies, foreman;  ��� J. E! Walker, B. Mci). R_id, A.  Jaeksqln^  L, G; Lobainger, A. J.,  Gordon, Andrew Hoggan, Dr. G.  H. Tutill, coroner.  3*  ^l  n  ri,'-  *���*.*  1 ^7f  Mrt. E. A^ Morrison wishes^to  thank ^all those who Attended  the funeral or expressed i��gret  for "the death of her husband.  ^  The Sunshine theater continues  to show most .excellent. films by  ��he best of dra_hati- studio a(?t- *  ora.   Mrs. Corbett still i&,a leading attraction with   here   fine'  playing on the piano.  - u  k6i  ��_ H%-  %*  A  TH__*NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  %������-���;-  THE NICOLk VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  '��� .i..;::; ��-''.���*  Subscription ?2.00 a year in  advance  Six months $1.00  W. HARTING,  Managing Editor  Twemty-five cents an inch for regular ad-  varU-Iwc. Land and water notices $7.00 for 60  dajra.   16.00 for SO iays.  Oasrifled adverflyin? 10 wor_3 for 23 cents  ' axtxa word* t cents.'  Special rites  furnished for large contract nd  Tor_��In���.  .   .     Address  " THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Bos SO Merritt, B.C.  Phon- 25.  J?  f�� i.  ���V.:  THF SITUATION IN MERRITT  The situation in Merritt is such  thaTYtlie Nicola Valley News  wants, to have a frank, .thorough  and straight-from-the-center  talk with the friends of this  newspaper and -a'feolit the future  plans'of this*institution.  It as been *stated; and cannot  be stated too often, that the Nicola Valley News enterprise*.'was  begun as tKe expression- of a  sentiment which had been developing in this community.'" lt  was the _entiment of'the honest,  earnest, conscientious, generous,  constructive spirit of'the district  ���the.'spirit that wants to see  things done and rightly done;  the spirit that is willing to give  every man a fair chance to -demonstrate his real worth; the  spirit whichJ disregards non-es-  , sentials and considers only those  things that are after'-'all vitally  s important\t the spirit' wMeh is  now buildffng around us an empire  wilich a generation'-hence will  express the very 'Best that our  civilization means. .i;* '       ' -  ,TKe Nicb'la Valley  News 'was  established  aV th-'-7'_ibn_st and  determined " e'xpresslbn -. of-t'ljiis  ��� spirit. <��� Ite purpose"was to give  , voice, to'^jbhe^entim&nt of this  community which'bihds'heart to  heart jo. the orie^ purpose of ma,k-,  ing'Merritt arid the "Nicola* Vai-  leynthe best home land in all this  domipion,   with the oportunity  for.every man,who.can ddsome-  thing worth-while^to come here  and , do his best,   knowing full  welfthat he can depend upon the  sympathy; co-operation and com-'  radeshij") of his neighbors .and  fnends so long as he holds fast  , to' the principles that are right.  .   Back' of "tbie" Nicola   Valley  , .Newsw a sentiment'far richer  than any possible-financial need  that this newspaper* could ever  havefand thtit sentiment Kas" re-.  f spond^d" to the . requirments, of  this institution .with' the result  ,, that the need wasTiiet. The Nicola  (. Valley News has been established ana a great and  permanent  business has heen built up   here  which expresses the spirit that  is now making Merritt what it  is.'  It is the spirit of the cap-  i( tains of enterprise in this city.  ' '"'Ot'courae^tEwre'are' a fewlpen  .who say that they will "destroj"  , the Nicola Valley New_.   But the  men*whb"think they can *'des-  , troy" thifi paper are making the  mistake of 'their lives and are  reckoning   wholly   without the  host that is behind it.'  *'!  Back  of.the  Nicola  Valley  News is the''gienerous,- progress-  ive and public-rspirited sentiment*  or the whole community.   There  areVcores vtfh'o feel themselves a  part of this institution, and stand  to meet its requirments  fciifi^ wi*���. .  j;   and contribute to' its success to  " o. the extent "of their personal abil-  ''''*'* ity.."The resource back of the  '" Nicola Valley News is the refined  "heiluti-ul -'arrd    de'termined   a  ''spirit'' of 1ri_.-it as ever3 blessed  any city. ; And until the men  who seek to "destrqy this newspaper have reduced this whole  - * community to their own level of  ' "business moralaj-and public- spirit,  .idi-A they canncifcaiscomplish the-ruin  of'ithis   institution;   that   is a  wholly impossible and hopeless  task.       Y  There is-absolutely no doubt of  the success and the permanence  of this   newspapers   If   there  *    -were it would not have moved m-  W fine new offices and have ord  ered ji typesetting" machine,  which with other new material  to come, will enable the management to get out a first class pub-  li cat ion and to do the finest kind  of job .work-in the shortest space  of time. >.  Back.of the Nicola . Valley  News is the courage and sympathy of the whole "city and all  of the Nicola Valley_- and,a_-''its  ceaterisa spirit and determination which .recognizes no "bther  purpose thtri that of fighting the  battle through to victory. The  Nicoj-a^Valley News has never  been��,on |jie defensive'for0an  hour, and never will be. Battles  are not won that way. No victory was .ejver achieved by'defensive methods. The p'olic';yaof this  paper is absolutely aggressive  and cpsntructive', and those Who  have is. its futu-fe immediately  in charge will go right on with  theundertaking'unon wh'itfW they  have entered ''until the'Nicola  Valley News is as prosperous  and as great,jn" '/its measui-e' as  is the sentiment and the friend-  ship which   lies back'of'it to-  da#, .,���-���<    J ".   ,   f' '       ���  There is need,  however, for a  more practical co-operation  between the friends of the Nicola  Valley News and its management.   I.1 is in the matter of advertising.   It   remains  for   our  f riends'*to take a personal interest  iri the business patronage of this  paper.' Th*e";Nicola Valley News  needs two kinds of support���subscriptions and 'advertising patrons.   Every'family that is added  to  the subsciption    list of  this newspaper adds to its (strength and usefulness.   Every advertiser who gives this   newspaper a share of his business is  taking his place in the great community interest of this city, that  is4working together for' the upbuilding. of1 this city.  -; There-is nothing at the heart  6i^-Shis institution except a purpose - to   organize " the   honest,  Wholesome,'generous ��� optimistic  and, progressive   spirit of this  community, -into a   great  civic  fo^c*e that will stand behind ev-  lery man  who is trying to   do  something worth while, that will  be'Va powerful, friend to every  man who needs the friendship  of this   community,   that   will  stand for the things that are  right, and that'will maintain the  splendid and progressive spirit  of this valley.  But we need to know each other better.. The' people of Merritt need to, know that those  who are responsible for this  newspaper are absolutely ^ una-  fraid-and that they are acting  every hour in good conscience,  that the spirit of this newspaper  is just as strong and courageous  as is the spirit of this city, and  that the -friendship of the Nicola  -Valley^fews-f or- its���friends- is  but their own honest and conrag-  ous friendship reflected back  again in all sincerity and with  tho det-rmination to play the  game fairly through to the end:  The city needs tho Nicola Valley Now,s( and the Nicola Valley-  Ne\ys needs its friends. The 'vitality of, this community i s so  great that any worthy enterprise  is sure to bes prosperous in the  end, And fi'jally we will learn,  that; we 'have'been building more  wisely th'an we knew���that while  we we^c creating a groat newspaper, jwhjfe we were organizing  the sentiment of the' city into a  concrete civic force, we have at  the same time, been' awakening  and marshalling into line thc finest spirit that ever lay at tho heart  o"f any city:  The fact is that Merritt does  not yet know itself. Ther-eYsia  potential resource of courage and  honesty and square dealing at  the heart of this community that  Was almo-t^lVidden by iho confusion which resulted froin_ the  disintegration of public spirit.  But as the real spirit if the city  is crystallizing now, as men are  coming to know each other better and as the real motives that  lie back of what as   been done  become more apparent.- though  the^actual deeds themselves, we  are finding that the citizens of  this cifcy are moved only by the  motives that are right, and that  the sentiment .which binds the  men of Merritt together is the  choicest.'"'" and best friendship  which ever united a cbmmnnity  in the cause of progress. And  this" newspaper,- which has  strengthened the community  spin t of Merri tt," is just as honest,  just as courageous, just as conscientious and just as strong as  the sentiment which now lies  back of it.  *"Let us'know each other better  and then when we have done  that, let us work together with  ari'ifttelligent comprehension of  just what this newspaper mean'-;  ���of just how indispensable it is  to the welfare of this city���of  just how imperative is the co-operation of the citizens and business interests through this institution. And then, with but one  purpose, and that of loyally serving the cause of right, standing  by the man who is trying to do  something worth while, working  every day and hour in all good  consciencei'^and distributing the  business patronage of this city  with just regard to the rights  of every man; let us all unite in  the purpose of building here a  city of which our children and  their's may be justly" proud, and  which in the integrity of its institutions and the splendid honesty of its sentiments, will be  all the monument to those who  are working now, that these  present-day pioneers of a greater  Merritt can want.  PREACHERS AND NEWSPAPERS  The beginning of the new  year is a good time for a newspaper to "correct wrong statements about newspapers.  The newspaper is as strong'an  influence for, good as there is on  earth. It is every bit as strong  as the preacher and does much  more good, for the newspaper  is ever ready to aid the preacher, while many a preacher seems  to look upon the newspaper as a  rival to be fought. But the  preachers of experience. know  the good intentions of the newspapers, and they know their  power and they -welcome their  assistance.  We know of one preacher,  who says that he does not believe that any good is done when  a newspaper prints the sermons  delivered by the clergymen of its  city. Well, he is wrong ��� absolutely wrong, ��� and as he gains  years and experience he will  more and more realize this. If  a minister have a message that is  going to do good for the people  he should send  that message in  newspaper h<_Si$-ner <_^ _later  will meet them' "face to face in'  his church, Thoroughly competent ministers know this. The  best newspapers prove this. The  average newspaper does as much  for the good of.tlie people in the  world as the average preacher,  and it is a-great deal-nearer���ta  them than the preacher. Many a  church would not have a congregation of size enough to be worth  mentioning, were it not for the*  help the newpapers give its pastor.  If a clergyman believes he has  a mission in this world it is for  him to rg&chall he &fri B.y what,  medium he .can,^and not'bo so  conceited that, ho' b-iieves;tlftU.  only the sound of'his voice "Can  do any good. "Many a minislor  can write a better sermon than  he can preach. A poor jjn-ach-  er will not do'a's good as ^"go'iVl  writer. A ' good wriicr'hfSB a  chance to do something'1 through  a newspaper; a pool*" preacher  has little chance to do an\ thing  through a church.    A clergyman' who spurns'1-thc  aid of a newspaper wilTfirfd himself discovered someday 'Its out  of the element necessary fo be a  great spreader of the truth. A  preacher is nof'supposfed to  work by watching the clock.'-and  unless he can make use 6f* every  opportunity which comes his  way to send out the truth���as  he ought to know it is his_.duty  to do��� he should have no 'time  for pleasures which are enjoyed  who have not the responsibilities  of an true clergyman. Thc newspapers are the best friends of  the people and they are the  main cause that keep.the churches even a*s well filled as they  are. The newspapers call more  attention lo the church than do  the clergyman. The" clerg} man  who says that a newspaper cannot help him with --what i-? sup:  posed to be Ins work,, has'a great  deal to learn.  In connection with the"*  ~.Y-  Fr-day, January 10, 191,  supply your, needs in Confectionery, Stationery, Magazines, Newspapers, Cigars, and  Tobaccos.  COME AND SEE US  i  ,i^  We invite an inspection of our  stock  which  includes a great deal more  than  enumerated  'ii  ___.  '-IF  ... & D. STORE  McDon-aJd Block Quilcliena Avenue.  uppiy  through every channel possible  even if he have to sacrifice pleasant pursuits to find (he channels  and then attend to the distribution. Tho intimation that this  .\york is a waste of time, is sim-  'p'l'y a confession that other things  getthfc time of the preacher than  those'he'-is supposed to give first  care to.  Clergyman of learning and  experience never fail (o take  advantage of an opportunity to  have their sermons published in  the newspapeis,'for they J .now  ��� they have learned ��� that  such publicity advertises their  church, and often is the means  of starting a man back on the  road to religious thought. Of  course, a clergyman, like all  others, learns by experience, and  the most brilliant ones learn the  fastest. A cluireirneeds advertising as much as anything else  these/days. The man who really believes what he preaches and  has faith in the effectiveness for  good of his teachings, will do all  he can to advertise for in no  other way than through the columns of the newspaper can he  reach the people who do not go  to listen to him in church. And  if he reach them  through  the  reeent  meeting of the Fedojal Council  of.Churches inChicagoa gathering of the press representatives  was held at.tho cill Cf :i . r. -  mittec headed bi Nolan R. West  of New York."editor-if the Co'i-  tinent. Oliver R. W'l'ia'rson,  managing .editor' of ihe Continent insisted ihat most religious  editors have much to Yin from  the press. "I am a I'm mkm- newspaper man myself," lie .*,a.id,  ''and I fully realize some of tho  shortcomings of the pr.ss ^vilh  reference to religious affairs; bul  the average religious editor has  quite as much-.to learn from  the newspaper man as they  haver from him. A little moie  getting together wou[d be helpful all round."  The newspaper mun always  is-ready-to -get- togellierr1���-No  real newspaper man would say  to a pastor: "The favorable mention of my paper in your pulpit  will do me no good and be of. ,no  assistance to me in gaining circulation." 1-Je has loo much  human intelligence lo reason  from any, such false premises,  for he. realises. ,he;'ih'3eed must  be a mighty poor preacher who  has no influence at all.  The, manner in which sonic  ministers make use of (ho newspapers lias called forth well  meant criticism, b'u'f, even this  criticism can be complelely"answered.  At ong, Ifjpg^fie Rev. G. Campbell Morgan, one of England's  most noted jjreaphers said':*]' T  Many clergymen are upt- to  allow the newspaper to replace  the Bible. jVlinisters may. not  be aware.of this, but there.,are  many who" aye i'n^ "the habiV-of  reading their newspapers "before  they read tlieir^Bibles, and unfortunately, ',nt'1i^ newspaper  is so much more interesting than  the Bible seems':(dl3ri that (hey  neglect Bible reading.  This is from a great preacher.  There arc ministers, of course  to whom- this criticim does not  apply and   they include  eiiher  Get the Pipes and Fillings completed inside  your house before the Rush begins.  Discount on Early Orders. \  Gasoline Engine, Pump and General Repairs  ASACROFT & GO.  Quilchena Ave. Next to Mercantile Co.  LINDSAY  Plumbing and Heating  ^ Will open for business in Merritt the first of the^;  year.  I  Let me figure on your plumbing.  m j'i ���>*> ho d.o not. i cad the news-  '>np��r or lli-- Cible, but who live  ���)'e,is:rn :r*id easy live?; ni* men  who .walk in the shadotv of the  past ;u,d who regard the touch  r>t the present as unholy and  therefore to be shu_i_rd. Ic is  well known that the first mentioned aie of no use in making  the world better, md it can hardly bo conceded that thc others  aro t-ho wisest spiritual leaders  of tho present ago. of inquiry,  wherein-the- creed-and-idogma-  based upon a literal interpretation of the Bible as'tho 'exclusive  and all sufficient Word, meet dissent at every turn. It ia one  thing to learn lessons from the  past; another to sit -Olomnly in  the shadow of the past, igvor-  ing the requirments and thc e-  vents of tho present.  This is as true in a spiritual  a.s well as a material sense. Tho  man whe wraps- himself in  sacerdotal vestments and looks  hacl-waid, ever backwards, for  inspiration in his work, has but  a dull message to-a waiting, seeking, asking world; while he who,  with -proper reverence for the  past, applies its lessons and precepts to the"iiceds of tho present; who finds inspiration in the  melo[dy-of tlie Psalms and oears  the voic#,o4; wisdom in the Proverbs of! Solomon, yet is also -ible  lo'draw irfepiration from Long-  fel'ow and Emerson; from the  logic ofCarlyte, the human touch  iof John 'Stuart; 'Mill, the rhap-  sodies.of Bijowning^the sublime  cnh'rc'plioas -of Ruskin an.l the  tender graces of Whittle.. ���  just like :igoo:l newspaper can ���  surely adds thereby to his spiritual equipment without in any  sense   discrediting  Iho  inspira  tion thathe draws from poetry  and prophecies of Isaiah.  And if, in pursuing the work  of his vocition, the minister wno  has learned enough to know  tho  value of theaid of the newspaper  through its publicity,   Juins to  its columns for facts  that bear  upon the present social, economic  political and  religious status of  the world, a fraction  of whoso ,.  people ho seeks earnestly to servo  by means of light that may come  to~him���from   wlratever~~sburce  through the gateway of an open  mind,    should he bo   censured  therefore?   Should he not rather be   congratulated   .upon  thc  breadth   of   thought   and   tho  thirst for knowledge���forgetting  his own amusement���which drivo  him to those most available sources of information in regard to- -  the events of the living,  moving,  changing world of thought and  energy, of growth and inspiration, which ho essays to  guide  along moral and spiritual lines?   ,  Of coursr.  he should, and the   -  preacher who does not want the  aid of a newspaper, should  bo  pitied for his ignorance and his  forgetting that newspapers have  larger congregations^ as it were, "  than   preachers,    and   impress  them meres. ,_       n    ,   ��� s  An intimation ia give_-by Premier  Sir Richard McBride iri a New Year's  interview than "in the near future it  will probably bo adjudged necofsary  to establish in Bsiti-h Columbia a new  ministeiial department included in tlie  scope or its activities being supervision  of the multiplying municipalities, **ilh  the object of securing harmonious and  unifoim action ar.d cconcmy in iho :tc_-  ministraticn of the public -ffuiis" ccr. -  initted to (hem. It is. hoped fhat lie  report of the .Royal Cnmuiission will  contain borne hopolul lccommcrdaikns  in this direction." w
fE enter the portajspf the Now Year- determined
to make it the most successful year.of our business career. Wc have now greater floor space,
better display, greater assortment. To*-the;
public it will mean a more complete service, a service
which will ba fully deserved by this city whose people
have so loya'Jy supported us in the past, and by so doing have shown their appreciation of the quality goods
we have placed on the market, and the courtesy with
which we hnve served thorn.
Let this be your jewelr/ r.love during- the next year.
You want the best; why noL yot il fiom
■&impgmt $c (Enuuforft-
Yale Land District'.
, rarjecS-VE
Yoor Insurance
Does ii" n^e-c! looking after?
If so, See Ihe rlon who .makes a
LAJ$l> ACT .    ;
** "*. jl) isfcri-t ol Yi-le.
Take notice ihut Gahr 1. derail JUyreuof Uuir
Valley. B. C, occupation i-Xichei-, jJH.endu to an-
ply for. permission to pur. hi ise the £_llowii>« described land: '      ■
Commencing at a post plan ted 20.Veha!n_ Nortli
of the South East corner cf Xibt-288, vihence
South 20 chains, thonco i_asri IS) chain-, thence
north 20 chains, thonce West 20 chains, to point
of commencement anu cuutaiiiinis 40 ucrcs xnorft
or less.   '•   . '     >      '       *     \
Date, November 4th, 11)12.
he rs
Yale Land District. ' District of Yale
i'ake n once tnai .vlaiy Ellen Camp
ell ot Vancouvei, intends to apply
tai jiei mission to purchase the _ olio win-, described lanu:
-ommenein-j, at a post planted at
Northwest corner -Noi-th of Btown
Cieek, uu.ut thiee and o-ie-luuuh
miles fiom wliiJliwacK Lake, i_nti_h
Columbia, ilience South 40 chains along
line ot John Love's ciaim to Bruisi
Columbia and United States Houndaiy
line Southwest; coiner; _ thence J_a_t a.
ehains al^ng .buunduiy Jine Southeast,
corner; iliume North 40 chain-*- ihem.t
WestJ-w thai .- co pU_e__.f beg-m-iug,
contain ng o_u _ciee, more or les_.
John. Kenneth Campbell, Agent.
DatuJ Novem oer 30, 1912.       44--
m'jrchant'Jibloi-onl mir-cd. am'.  p;iy l.!:o
royalty the.'ecu'.    If  tho
rights  are,not  being.-. «pernted,   .such
returo rr.isliecl    nt  lent
once a year.
The lease will iiicli'd<-Ifi- - ccal min*
ing rights only, but tlie lessee may* bo
permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered j
necessary for the working of the inine
at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of the
Department of the InlcrioV, Ot'ln-.vn,
or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Do-
minion L.uids
,.b-lisd on deposi-ing a certified ihc«u
coa.1   mimnfflfy,.^ to be
Depjty M.ni-ler  oi   tho   Inle nn
N. B.—Unauthor.sed   publication  of
this advei tisement will i.ot he p. d fo'
Corporation of the City of McrriU
IiF you want a gentleme'n's Cigar
■     the 'i ■'.
go to
(Ten minutes in Il-warn)
i . Oiu DkK, Etc.
lt >ou like*a"mild_ci_ar tii the "Bobby Bums
tai loi Dc V.illens
Ask"the doctoi
nn ill
I ' I.-0.-0. F.
'       Pittitko Lodge No. 13
* Meets every Tuesday evening inOdd=
fejiows Hall, VoghtiStreet
Visiting brethren cordially invited
!        Noble Grand. Secretary
,;!/,_..,GRIMM ETT, LL.B
Barrister Mid Solicitor^
1 Notary Public'
SiHcitorfor the Hunk of Monti eal
Oioki* & Norman
We guarantee you first-class
/   work.   Razors honed.
4 l
'Next .door to  Brunswick   Pool
'"' Room.
Address left with A. F. Rankin
e prompt
Nicol_8Phon<No. 5.
Borritt Phone No. 26.
For fhat qujet gome |
Yale Land Distant.       District ol Yale
Take notice that John Love of Vancouver, occupation Druggist, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following desciibed lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
Northwest    comer' North   of  Brown
Creek,   about two*and   thr-e-fourth?
miles East of Chilliwack-Lake, B.itish
Columbia;  thence   South  40  chains to
the British Columbia and United States
boundaio line the Southwest corner;
thence East alo**.g-( boundary line 40
chains Southeast corner; thence North"
40 chains adjoining and along the West
of Mary Ellen  Campbell's  land el_im-
Northeast corner; , thence    West  40
chains to place of beginning, contain
ing 160acres, moie or less.
John Kenneth Campbell,
_ i Agent.
Dateed November 30ih, 1912."   44-6 '
Ever yi hi n<| in   first-
class shape.   Tables
Cigars, Cigarettes,
Tobaccos, Soft
Drinks, Candies, etc.v
Next G. B. Armstrong's'
Quilchena Avenue
Watch  our   blackboard   for
latest sporting ,i_ews.
SID MEAJ-foN and
Open Day and Night
"M. R. M. Christie, B.Sc, 5.C.L.S.
V. J. SaWHn, B.Sc., P.L.S., B.C.L.S
C. P. H«ywo.d. B.Sc' B.C.L.S.
Christie, Dawson
_fc Hey wood
Civil Engineers
Dominion and British Columbfa
Land Surveyors.
Pranch   *    -   ' -Ashcroft, B. C.
Quilchena Ave.
Our excellent cuisine satisfies
our customers.
Chinese Noodles ,'
ChicVen Cliop^Suey.
Chintss Tea.
Prices—the most reasonable
in town."
" Coal Mines Regulation Act'
Notice is hereby given that the foi •
lowing constitute the Board of lx-
aminers 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 Minen—Frank Bond.
Alternates—James McFarlane, John
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
i-UBLIC NOTIOK i ■<    1 ,c i   !.    - i, l '
.o >h   _.l--.>!- o: i'i. m, ,,, , j,.,
if. oi ill, ciiy oi Leu!    ,i ci   t
l_"*eruis u'  in.    >.> i ii ,   ,-
iJ.-ilm-i thr.' I   n-'i mc   !••. ;  i »
- r ef (;!* tin- -i.id    i< >.[(ii £   <,
City Hall Merritt, B C ,   o..   mt
thirteenth ';.? oi J i ■*. i«   ,  liii.j
u tro've o'clock   noo*    :"oi   *..
urpo-c oj' Elec r.~ jc1 o"-   U
{-.'pie-teat ui«n. n tie ?',nnni,>.ti
'our.cil as V-vc .-.-d A Venn. i.
;nd .i'■*-o t'i ■    I    pM*:.^ .ilY'^i
ing perdons lu royrc_.ii. Jien. as
Trustees for the  MtrntL Schoo'
The   mods of nopiirilion  oi
Candidate. 3hall Lo ns f. ilo-.v*:
The c.ndidpte& shall bo   i.onn-
natad in   wril'ng-.   tho   wiiiiof-
sh.-ili b" subs'iihed ^\   t^o Vut
i b of I l*r. in I- 'c pa1   \ :*.-- pi  no
•j-sr find s.-O'io'c-',   «._ ,i  t, ,^A  h
delivered  to  th--* Returuh 0j' <•
fieoratany  tiaie   between   tho
date of th* no'!*- *\d twop pi ,
of the dav &e ffjp ocvrioHoh, u.r-
5n evanf o-" a  Pali ij-iup- in cor
aary, such JP-.il '.ill bo opened un
Hie ISth day of January 1 £513 at
fho City Hc-U  Msi-ritt, B. C   for
'loth the Eisl   and  West W i-ds
if t-»e Sf,r! City, of ulfch   ^ve '
perso'i is h.i-aby.r.qnuerl I" i >i.i
notice   and' govern himself   accordingly.
The persons qutlified to be nominated
for and - elected as - mayor of the
City of "eiritt shall be s-ich persons .is
are male British .ubj cts of the fall age
of twenty", c yc"iiy', aYkl m.c not-disqualified under any.].._ nd hive bean
for six nmnth-; next urc~cedi< « thc dav
of nomination the .Registered owiiei id
refunded on return of
pla:;s iind'sprciflcaticn by date tor dors
nre recievab'e.
Eacli I'.ropos.il must be : *xccdmpanieci
by nn accepted bank cheque or certifi-
•nlc of deposit on a chartered bank   of
Canada, made payable to the   Honourable the Minis tor of Public Works, for
a sum equal to 10 per cent of tlie   lender; v.i iV..'s!i;:ll,bo forfeited if the party leiidoring decline .to enter in'o cos:'-.
tract when called upon to dur fo, or  il
he fail to complete Ihe v."orkcoiHiaclcri
for.    The cheques or ceriiliciites of 11-
posit cf un.uccessful tenders will be ie-
uiud to them  upon   the  execution ol
the ccntiact.
Temleis will not bo eoi.s'deiod unless
m.u'o out on Cro form-, supplied,'ignec
with the actual signatine of the tend-
^iei, and enclosed in the envelop t.
furnished. ■
Ti'c lo\/e;.t or any tender not nece
a.iiily ucic-pted.
s _y
TORONTO       Canadrf
Incorporated 1855      ''-'.il
CAPITAL       -       -       -        -$5,f'io.COO
: 31,-50
.-Increase.To- yen-
Increase for year'     -
Increa'-o for year
Incu, 'o loi ye.u
1N\JSfMEVlS     -
ine (..i-j [<,, yeai
totai, ASSi.TS     ;;  -     ;
i    .ca^o 1  i    i.ii    -
L;.6,:.. 8
5,47.,! L7
'. 5 6.1
rr.irr>s..I To Ti rchase
■3beITo"oii - i'. li« vnnist i ..f Public woiks will relieve, up to J2 o'clock
noon of Mouday, 20lhYay6f Janu.uy,
1918, pigpcs^|s^fOTtlii. puicha-*e'of two
foui-hoise gi-cfei 'Particulais'crn be
obtained fiom Mr. D." G, SiJtherhuid,
Road Superintendend, Lyttori.
Tre nghl is leseivcd to i eject the
hiji c t oi , ii. ptoprsul
A'Good Idea
vited lo ittend.
A Kansas CiLy  pohi.o judge  has  a-
'ontnd a pvslem of dealing with offen-
ci- f i which iho |h"i .dty is a fine
.vhi-.li sli bid v.ominunu -t'. f to magi-
str, tes en t' is b d? the line. He does
not think it just that the^ li.h bhould
pay then fines ard be allowed to go,
while theioor have to woik out
their fines in piison; that, he declaits,
is nothhig less thau sending a man
to jail fo. a debt, a piaclice whiclrw s
supposed to havo been abolished long
long ago. As a e ncdy 1 e .'Hows men
of family and previous gccd'conduct to
pay thoir fine. on the installment plan.
A ceitain weekly payments-is fixed J-o
be turned nlo the court! aiid the .man Ing brothcisfcor
goes about, hi.,  business. - The advan-l's. J. Solomon
.f.   (1
o 7 9
on  Savin*: s
• ■    MAh'AGCR
Nicola Valley
Lodge -Mo ,4k,
me i in K. ;>.
Hal! n, Surj «om &
Claim i i, In ng
over, \\ tdiu'sdoy
nii-lit at 7.C0p.'m.
All vi.'ting I i^il -
len are coid'ally
nn.'cd to atfenc
ECrijht W. Ci inn-.,
K   R. 3
len. i. Jj-'-
-8*31 meers i *Q_i'd
a- d 4 I- i*'*u >u*- s
i.i each a <. itli? n
li e Ijo, ulo 11^ e
K (jo in, R; iff. iv
'I'olI: Uki i,__ B.
C \ A%i i i£ . 11 -
ion   coidi.  .v^i  -
Gi;o  L. Muriiay C. ]'•.
II   II, I-AT_iir.w_, .-5i»i.-".
Agis oi this system ai*e_obviou3 The
the Land Registry office,of land oi i cal I offender'is'compelled to work, to,5 keep
pioperty in the City of  Memtc of the   out of jail, U e public does not  have to
the   23rd  day of December,
Miniater of Mines.
JKN8 fMUkl
->    >■*
baskets and Coffins a
> ».,       reasonable
\i PRIEST, Gianit Ave. Merrill
Caskets a»d Coffins always on hand "at
reasonable prices
Dr. de Van's FemaBe
A rolmblo Froncli regulator; never fails. 'X hese
jllls »r« exceedingly, powerful in regulating the
.ureneratlvff'portlon of the fcnialo cystcm. Kefuso
.all dhdaptilmllaticina. 'I>r. do Van _ are sold at
*5n.box, or'threc-. IbfSlO,   Mfiilcd-to nny address
Ih- Hobben J)rnj; Co., St. Catliarlubs, Ont,
like BG & F.
:      Only White One in
. Call arid give us a chance to
sor\p jou witli a first-class
moal Charlies only what
so11 si b'e peoplo would expect
t° I'tiy.
Mr'sscG Burg-ess. and-Forsyth
Tr'oiip. '■'
Synopsis of Coal Mining
Coal mining lights of the Dominion,
in aniloba, Saskatchewan and A\
berta, ihe Yukon Territoiy, the Northwest Teriitoiieh and in a portion of
he Piovmce of Biiti.h Columbia, ma-
be leased for a term of twenty-one
years" at'an annual rental of $1 an
acie. Not more than 2,560 acres will be
leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease mustbemsde
by the npplicpnt 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
tciritoiy the tiact applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
"Each application must be accompanied by :i fee of $5 which will be refunded if the lights applied for are
not available, but not otherwise. A
royalty shall be paid on the merchapt
able output of thc mine at the late of
five cenls per ton.
Thc person operating lie mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn -returns'
aecountirg  for   the   full  quantity  of
Assessed value on the last ?_umcipll
Assessment Roll of one thousand dol-
lars'or more, over and above any Registered judgment or charge, and who
are otherwise duly qualified as munici-
p'alvoters. <
The persons qualified to be nominated
for and elected as Aldermen of the City
of Merritt shall be such persons as are
male British subjects of the full age of
twenty-one years, and are not disqualified under any law, and have been for
the six months next preceeding the day
of nomination tho Registeied ownei 'in
the Land Regisliy office, of land or
real property in the City of Merritt of
the Assessed value on the last Municipal Assessment Roll of Five hundred
dollars or more, over and above any
Registered judgment or chaige, and
"who ar-~otherwi6e~qualined as Muniei-
pal Voters.
The persons qualified to be nominated
and elected as School Tiustees  of   the
•rritt School Dishict shall be such
persons as aie house holdeis ia the
School District and are British subjects
of the full age of twenty-one yeai- and
are otherwise qualified to vote at an
Election of School Tiustees. r
Given under my ha . 1 at oivitt t'u
27rh day of December, 1912.
Returning Officer.
support him during a term of imprisonment,  his family  c'oe3   not   become  a
-- i
charge upon the   community,  and(yet
every time he makes a payment" he
feels the sting 'of the law.' Such a
method is suiely better than, branding
a man with a prison record for ''some
petty delinquency,"as is too often -done
even in this country, where justice is
far more even-handed than in the U. S.
in the larger cities of Eastern_, Canada
a man has been known now and again
to be sent to prison for the infraction
of some littte by-laWj-when he was not
awaie in the slightest that he wascom-
mitting an offence. He was unable to
pay the small fine, and the magistrate
with more regard to .the letter of the
law than for common sense has com-
jnjtt_e_d l_Ln__t^jaiJ.___Fpriunatejy_jm
magistrates in the piesent day are too
enlightened to adopt such a course, but
no one on the bench should have the
power to send a man to prison for an
offense which is not a crime.—in Saturday Sunset. *9
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Wok'-I-o Ifee
No  5'. n joCs'in
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itli e    s\ ** o fiifi
Toeeda\of (..'.ch*;
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l.lllv-ll-Wl-'.'.    x       i^--
, Fred S. Gay /<    -\
- J Sotiei ii v, .,
Trunks, Valises," etc. al\\a\s"_
ih stock.     '
Poultry and Stock Footls. \"
Best of satisfaction-in ail -t
Prices    ai e"
N. J. BAR WICK     ■",»
Nicola —■ i-i<mtr
Lower Nicola  School
SEALED TENDERS, fcupeiscibcd
"Tender ror Loner Nicola School,"
will be received by the Honouinblc the
Minister of Public Woiks up to noon of
Monday, the 27th day of January, 191%
for the erection and completion oi a
large one-room fiame school-house at
Lover Nicola, in the Yple E'cctoial
Plans, specifications, ci'i'Tft and
forms of lendci mpy bo eon on and
after tlie6th day of Jaauaiy, 1913, at
the office AV. N. Rolfe. Govunrocnt
Agrni-, Nuol. , iWi Jamo Sini'n, Secretary ot School Roard. Lower Nie-
ola; and the Depailment. of . Public
AVtrUs Pr.rliain'o'rit l.iuiMii-gs, 'Victbriai'
Copies for purposes of   tendering niny
DON'T FORGET the great
cash sale at the store of the
Diamond Vale Supply Company,
Limited, which begins tomorrow
morning, The store is at, the
cor_er of Quilchena Avenue and
Garcia street' and will continue
for a woek, but REMEMBER
first come, first served,
Anditw HoKH'ius new hod i is
ytAP.pc up fast hoy. that, the cup-
entars are at work on it again.
Murdoch Mclntyre's annex to
the Coldwater hoetl is so far' advanced that some of the room?
theie are now in use.
School reopened last jIo(.d.ty
nfter the Christmas holidays
with Principal McKenzie in
Miss Rubv Thomas returned
io the citv on Sunday evening's
-•■•airi, after spending a most cr-
joyablo' Christmastide at here
home in V'cfori!'. B. C,
More People Are^
every day that this ques-' >.'
tion of home-building wo _.
have been talking* about ^
is really a  worthy topic.   I'
When they stop to consi- "
dor the great influence .i'"',
nice home has on a fami- ''i
ly and notice particularly '■;
the success that comes to „■
those people  who, niide 'r\
themselves on their home, %vj'
they come to realize iliac- '-.|
our talk is not based solo- i j
ly on the desire   to .sell ,]
lumb.r.     Of course  wo f,
are here to dispose of .vs    ,
much lumber as  we c, n
and we  urge  i's use in    i
home-building     bccirso   '
we b.-lieve it's tl e 1 fpt tv-
all 'round  building . ma-
tciia1   o:;,   earth   todav.   , ,
We've   heen   s'ud-.ins*   **
home-bui'ding foa a trood
many  years   and when- "-
ever   we   found a brrcli-"
o lumher that \ a^" b 1-    i
ter  than  an;,thi, g *w<'d   >
ever seen   htfor we adopted it.    We think our   ''
stock   is   prettv'gond —
come it and see what yon
*—,rT~3-f.Ju -i
'There's No Place Like Heme'
MERRITT, B. C. ^_    ^ *
E. Walker, Manager.
STT.1 jaBataaaagsaa&^ft-i'gsl-g' ^llAJJSgK"^
\^& Give me tSe Vancouver Lumber Co. please���  Is thatthe officeof the Vancouver Lumber Co.--*  Yes���Well I want you to figure up a bill of lumber for a 4 room house,as I have bought a lot in  iVOGHT RESERVD  from Harold Greig, as I thought it was about  the best place in the City to erect a home on,  and now I have decided to build a house on my  lot for I notice numerous houses and cottages  being erected in Voght Reserve and it is my  choice of anything in the city, for I have tramped all over the townsite until my feet are sore  and tired.  This is  1.7 e  Vancouver Lumber Co.'s  Which is kept busy delivering lumber for the people that are  building houses and cottages in VOGHT RESERVE. My advice  to you Mr. Rent Payer is to consult the above lumber company about tfie cost of lumber for a cottage or house^theii  you wM SfoTP^  SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS  offered to the person who will buy a lot in Voght Reserve  and erect a 2-3 or 4 room cottage or house upon any lot. I  will extend your payments on any lot^that you might purchase to 18 months and also reduce the first cash payment to  the person who will build a house or co tage.  Prices of lots  $150   to   $225  Terms:  $25   Cash  BalanceMSind $1 (Monthly  :*T  DiscouM of these prices to the builders of  a  house or cottage.  Sector Write  ^frH^y-^*^ y-^Y^'^^:^  ['J- '#_f -*rfr*i _ai--*ft'[ i j  -���y:a.^;:^  ^ ���    "j        r_���.ioi *  ��_______i_g__3_��l_S  /?���<-  ���_/<-  Qaf/c/tc/?a  w  pacific  RAILWAY  /<���       //        /��  /  tf   ���       e/  / 5  5 o  -) -��  "  "���  1*  ".  ���it  ti  n  h  -  "  rtj"  <>  /���  /'o  ^  .  Yi  6  $  /r  e?  ��  0  tp'  >-  .  ���  .  .  .  n  ti  ..  i. -  .o  ' Coldwa kr  foenut  Jr  ii  it  i�� *-  \   \  JC     J  1 5  J  ,  j:  b  .6  '       4��"  Il  M  n  il  "i  w  *���><*>'  ..  T          ���  -  '  \  M  ;���  j** *  'f?  ;t  J  z  / $  -  .  ��. *  _*���-  66'  *<>'  $12-  /o  J>        9       p  I ?  1  ���t.  IL-  /^  W>f  /'J  /L  i  1           "  1  t  II  1  ,_____.  -*   u"  ���  ���?"  >  t  -  i  N-  N  ^  10  i/  If-  /3  iff  It'  /*$  ���rilA-^  ii  V  ii  .,  n    '  ..  UL  - *>'  ?���  "3 /���*-        is. ;b i  i ii  3.0      ��i       2/      /d'     *>K  ^  \ford  five/sue   ���  i\* it  ZS/3       II. il  10  �����."      i  '/   .  i Z  4 0'  -O  tb  ���J o-  (���  1  w\  <rt  SO'  ^7  .   6  1   .  //  >  2  ,?  f              x  -  ,    t  t  <*  (.  ,   I  ��, in  L/ .-o\l��  r+'��  I 0'  ����-  COLDWATER  .,*' -  ���'.''r-  *������  .,   -���  ���\*  (-���J  i.  %  at  '  w  s  ��  -?  --  ���1  a  fi  <5?  '*  -, ,"���!  s.  - ri  $  ���KV��  I  ���&-���  H.  fr*-5s?  �����-  s  'S1  *  tJ  "���  t  r.i  t��<  /   '  I I  Ilchai Bpoker,;..Merritt, B�� C.  Mcrritfs Le^  Shall I mail you JFree Gratis my  Booklet about Merri|t, compiled  December J912. .Everybbdy in  Merritt sayji it's the .best thai has  ever  .,\!.,  w  wm  ��� i  V      }  '.'U^X^JWHUUiAMIlUMiUJtiAAJh^aJ^'-L *-'mt '" "���������"" 'if.-
"tL1"1 .' ".">,.
FE beg-to announce to our customers and the general
public that on and after the 28th inst., we will be
'     open for business on Saturday evening... from 7 to
£.30 in our new premises on Quilchena Avenue. -
Our Modern Fire Proof Vault
affords the public a safe place for depositing their
valuable papers.       -,-a•■■■■■;•:.
Greig Claim
is not Paid
Newly established throughout.
Best of Furnishings.    -     ,,-    Spacious Rooms.
Excellent accommodation.    -   Well lighted throughout.
Choice Liquors an4d Cigars.
Special attention' to"\commercial trade.
Rates $1.50 per day.  ' SpecialiRates by the month
 *     i	
Head Office:                                , Y,
% 101 Pacific Building,             f _
1             Vancouver, B. C.        < ,'j'
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Mines Office:
Merritt, B. C.
P.O.Box 17
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Inland Coal & Coke
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Miners and Shippers of High' Grade Coals for
Steam and Domestic Use..
-. i
Screened Coal Delivered Locally at J
Jsual Rates, C. O. D.
Phone 9a, or leave orders at G. B.
Armstrong's store!
City Solicitor says That   Court
Actson Should be defended
by the Municipaliry
The claim of Mr. Harold Greig
for $1i6 for damage to his  automobile because of running into a
waterpipe left on the road as a
menace to travel,  was reported
upon to the city  council at its
last meeting by  the   board of
works through Aid. jrvine,  who
said that the committee hadmet
Mr.  Greig in the presence  of
City   Solicitor   Grimmett,   and
that the solicitor   had   advised
that the city should not pay the
claim   and   should defend any
court action   which   might  be
brought.   Mr. Grimmett said the
situation was not   one without
difficulty, but that he would not
advise payment.
A lettea from the city solicitor
to this effect was read to the
un the motion of Aid. Gordon
and the second of Aid. Cowley
the report and the letter were
accepted with the decision that
the claim be not paid.
DON'T FORGET the great
cash sale at the store of the
Diamond Vale Supply Company,
Limited, which begins tomorrow
morning. The store is at, the
corner of Quilchena Avenue and
Garcia street, and will continue
for a week, but REMEMBER
first come first served.
Nicola Valley
City Council Notes
The last regular council' meeting of this board was held on
Monday night. ;
Aid.- John* was not in attendance. •.    ,_        ,;v    /
OthersJjh '^attendance -fwere
Engineers"Halland Balz', Harold
Greig, J. C. Conklin and his
brother; Police Chief Eggleshaw
and J. A. Menzies, Y
Charles Griffith?  left for the
north end of Vancouver Island
where he has taken a homestead'
He may be here on a visit in the
spring. '
A letter was read from the
Canadian Electric Company in
regard to the shipment of the
engine for the power house. It
gave .the number of tlie car carrying the. engine. The engine
was shipped last Friday.
The application of A. Thomp
son for engineer or fireman and
that of J. W. Wade wero filed
for f utnro consideration. They
want   positions   at   the   power
-==Denl-is in-
Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb
Veal and Pork.
Poultry,  Ham and Bacon.
zPtniuit-Ctur-is of:
Strictly High Grade Delicious
f ■ r
' ■'■    v '
JPr«_h Fish always on- liand.-.      Orders receive prompt
'/4S*!'attention.    Cattle bought'and sold by the carload.
i'>      -r
I." Eastwood
nicola ,-b. c:' v /      -
The choicest of. Bee'f,-mut.oivdie'., -always on hand
Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.
T. HESLOP, >roP.
l|The accounts passed by the
financial committee were ordered
paid. The most important that
of $1205 for the water lank in
the waterworks system.
The report of the Chief of
Police J. T. Eggleshaw showed
a net revenue ior December of
The Board of Works reported
on the plans of the Voght Homestead subdivision and through
Aid. Irvine said that .he exetut-
ers, Messrs. Eastwood and Cleasby, had expressed a willingness
of having a resururvey ,n.a_.e
which will meet all lequirments
and when this_is done the plan
should be accepted by the council, and the council will accept
the recommendations of the report,
Through Aid. Irvine, the fire
committee reported that it would
arrange for a meeting with the
firemen to adopt a plan for dividing the city into fire alarm
Mayor Reid spoke about the
plan of Robert Brown for the
subdivision of an acre on Nicola
avenue. It was >started at the
previous meeting of the aldermen that Mr. Brown wanted to
withdraw his plans, but the May
or-said that there'must be some
mistake about that for Mr.
Brown had called on him to find
out what sort of a plan would be
satisfactory to the council: Aid.
Jackson saidjthat' the misunder-
standing'must have been on Mr.
Brown's part that lie was sure
that Aid. Gordon and Aid. Irvine
replied that Mr. Brown* had pot
expressed himself cither"way to
him, and that he had been guid:
ed by what"the other members
of tho ' committee " had said.
Mayor Reid told'of & proposal on
the part of Mr. Brown to cat up
the acre into two quarters and a
half acre," and it was decided to
accept this proposal and piss the
plan when it was submitted in
proper form.
Mayor Reid suggested that the
council go into comnaitt-e of the
whole to talk over the ligh'ing
and water systems when Mr. J.
C, Conklin arose  and said  that
he had a plan to submit and what
he wanted done was that he re-
cieved the consent of Ihe council
to move Spring Street fifty feet
east and close the alley -in  lot
twelve.     All   present   seemed
surprised that this question came
up again, for all counld not help
feel that the council had  wasted
enough time on "the Mamette"
Avenue case" which  this again
was with the exception of not
asking to close Mamette Avenue.
But the council again spent a lot
of time discussing tthe situation
and there seemed to be a desire
to grant Mr.' Conklin's request,
but   Aid. ' Irvine    successfully
fought the'closing of the alley.
He said that it was mighty inconsistent to argue at one meeting to open up streets and alleys
that had been closed and tl'en at
the nextlvanf to cl6se an   alley.
He also said that he was ' 'dead
against" giving away streets or
alleys and finally,  after asking
Mr. Conklin if it were satisfactory to him and being told it, was,
the   council -decided   to-move
Spring street-as requested,   but
with the understanding that the
alley was to remain open
After the city ccuncil had.given its consent to tho moving bf
Soring street, it met in committee of the whole to discuss with
engineers Flail and Balz the lighting and waterworks systems, but
mong ot'i.i- things brought up
■.vas tho q.iestion of the Mayor
and council giving at their expense a dinner in council chamber to the other u'ty officials, and
it was decided to hoi 1 the banquet after it had been figured
that there would be about
twenty-five in attendance. At
the eommiMre of the whole meeting, Aid. Irvine presided. Mayor R**id went over the whole situation as to the light and water
_vnd__the__engineers_and - others
made statements. Before this
meeting Aid. Irvine went to find
Aid. John as tho Mayor said that
he did not want to hold it with
him not piesent.
Mrs Isaac Eastwood left this
week on a visit to coast cities,
where she expects to remain for
at least six week*, On here return. Mr. and Mrs. Eastwood
will take up their residence in
the their new bungalow now
being erected in Voght Reserve.
.DON'T FORGET the grea't
cash* sale at tho store of the
Diamond Vale Supply Company,
Limited, which begins tomorrow
morning. The store is at the
corner of Quilchena Avenue and
Garcia street, and will continue
for a week, but REMENBER
first come, first served.
Wanted a- Janitor
At the Bank of Montreal.
Apply to Manager
Thoroughbred Airedale puppies
for sale. D.gs $15, bitches $10.
Apply E. Conant. Dot. B. C.
Fr.day, January JO, l|^|\'
"     .'.'in'
Lending Library
im-i    irtli-aHi'ffiHi -
The O.K. Feed
rYi-ii ^^jp.,
We wish to inform you that we have jM*/. ifj
stock at A. J. Cputlee's old standi Bate titifl')     v   ,
Whole and Crusned Oats, Wheat, Wy_t(*fl«.- ^
Barley Chop, Bran and  Shorts,, Scratchj-FiBo^,^' * .- i •■•*-
Ground Shell and Meatmeal.    Right /of CjffiJfi^J
Brick, Ume/tCem-ri¥ <i______fi|rJ
6. K. TRANSFER tdffiPJ&W- Y;
— . - = 1 . '.*'-  - XCf-_*l--? l',S«.-Ci
New Colowater
tWkfa_*3y--^ '.5i*_f-*-
■Y£~ ■
M. MclNTYRE, Prop.
/■NDREV *McGORAN. Proprietor
Two ccr loadr. of Cedar Fence Posts
and Pickets. 1
Lumber Yard and Offices:
Voght Street, neai* C. P. R. Station, MerriCi-.. -
May not give you as large a variety of"
foreign news as the big city daily, but it
gives you news of your own community:--
Boosts-your own town, or farm- property;*
tells the outsider what you are- doing,- what
you are raising, e'ic,  and is ever alive to
your own interests.    Its columns are free to
you to use to express your  opinion upon
subjects of local interest, and the manage- '
ment would  be pleased  at   any  time  to
receive  any  little news  items  from you.
Take 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 Wicola Valley
 '—■ Merritt, B. C. -
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All classes of Commercial, Poster, arid Pamphlet
Printing turned out at our Job Printing  Dept.
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**.- **Hi^��:  Frida ���, January 10, 1913." '   "~  f fi'fi MidotA \ ALLEv- Ni_Y/_*'  ���'.WP:  J      ���  smmzmmatemszs^gj&^sg* ^a^-MVKJi^m0m<mf!m^r-jwK^m _____?�� jsesss  1  Ir. Buying Power fOW HM DOUBLED?  :<?-;  Y���  j  t -.--���  *���>?���*������ *:������;.  w  il  -,.;.,..   ��� .-":��� ,.-������        ;���--.'.':���>:;���; x   -: '":��� -. "V -��� 'A  ...'"���'".-���.      ���-.'.'-���A   .. ���  You Want the Goods, We Want the Money.     Every article put on  " ' '  - '.. ."''-.'���_ . . ., - ._   L' '-'     y      '  salewill begotrd live^^^  Never before were you offered such a GREAT SI? AP. Now is the  time for all wise people to make every dollar DOUBLE ITS USUAL  PURCHASING POWER.   The Biggest Bargain Event of the Season.  .���j.-  ValeS  LIMITED.  Quilchena Avenue and Garcia Streel  :. .'.V - i, ������'-:;_���<'  Sr ������"' '&&'.  I  i  \s^S^^^d-^^^L.i^L^^i^^^a-^.Jc^.i3 _&:-K-;swtJ?^S**^l_:"*.5^-5^^^ liS3 ��^___B_'*_Lie^3;l5^____a22a_L^^SS_b  I  f.  -  "    -iTt-1--! -��������  gw_8-______-___#<-^_g__i___a^���ap^s^_^  MB8JG r-tt*T::fr.rf.'_;:_:.3:a_^^  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, January. 10, 1913  I  I  ft'  ||  i  Big Values for Little Money  V  ��  eft-lust Make Room for Our Heavy Orders  _J*  of Spring Stock  Vale  /���  I  V  Ltd.  i  --��������m-^ ��������.,-. i������  ni  I  I  I  ��


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