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 Legislative Libr.a->-  v �����M  Vol.  2, No   22  MERRITT, B. C. JULY 14, 1911  Price 5 Cents  Court Was Very  Contradictory  Saturday Saw Curious Contrasts  in Contradictions.  John Boch and Toney Cabash  were arrested by P.C. Alex  Strang: on a charge of supplying:  liquor to Indians on Friday evening;. Their case was heard before Magistrate Morgan on Saturday afternoon.  Dr. Williams, sworn, testified:  I live in Merritt and Jam not personally acquainted with the accused. I think I've seen him  before. I saw them yesterday  afternoon down near the brewery. They were . on the right  hand side going down the road  to the rear of Joe Marshall's.  There was another man with a  bicycle and Strang and three  klootchmen. I recognise the  three women (Agnes, Lizzie and  ..Helen),these are the three women I saw. I was coming up that  way and there was a; short turn  in the road and I saw a waggon  with two klootchmen in it and  Strang beside it. I saw Strang  and two men and Helen was out  of the waggon carrying over a  glass with what looked to me  like beer in it. I also saw a bottle, I think that I saw Tony Cab-  ash hand it to.John.Boch. That  is all that I saw them do and I  drew Strang's attention to that.  I saw the manwith the moustache  (Boch), put it to his back. This  was about six o'clock, just about  .six.-A'stefik^������>- ';.���'���* ; -"  . .By H. Colin Clarke, counsel.  for defence: Do you ever remember seeing these men before? ���  I don't remember seeing them  before;  Do you think that there is any  possible doubt about these being  the men?���I don't think so I saw  him (Strang) take the two men  away.  You saw one woman with a  bottle?���No, I saw one woman  with a glass.  She was sitting on the grass?���  No, I don't think so. There were  two men on the grass and she  was walking towards the waggon.  -Did_y.pu-noti.ee JiY_hat_condition_  they were in?���No.   Were they near together?���No.  Alex. Strang, sworn, testified :  I "am a constable employed in the  city of Merritt. Yesterday afternoon I was home until a quarter  to six. I was coming up the road  to go on duty. As I was coming  beside the brewery I noticed a  wagon standing on the trestle  beside the brewery. There was  one Indian woman sitting in the  rig ; it was Lizzie. This was one  of the three women here. I went  round the horse and to where two  men and two women were sitting  on the grass. They two women  were Agnes and Helen. They  were sitting off the road in the  brush with these two men and  Simons. I saw them drinking  liquor. One woman rose up and  passed me, going to the rig to  give the other woman a drink.  That was Lizzie in the rig. There  were several bottieson the ground  around them, four at 1 ast. There  was a little liquor in them, for I  poured it out. It was beer. These  were quart bottles. Each bottle  was a beer bottle. I asked an  Indian woman what they were up  t~v These men did not say any-  .thfrig, they just started to kick  the bottles away ; thoy kicked  them into the creek. I got them  and brought them up. Just at  that time Er. Williams came  along. Two bottles were produced    and    witness    identified!  them. These two are not the  ones the men kicked into the  creek. All I saw was one man  pass liquor to the other. I saw  liquor passed to the woman too.  When Boch saw me he rose up  and began kicking the bottles. I  saw Boch give beer to Agnes. I  can't say that I saw Cabash give  any beer to the Indians. Then I  told them that I was a policeman  and that the were under arrest.:  By Mr. Clark : Quite sure these  were the bottles ?���Yes, those  are the bottles.  Look ordinary ?���Yes, those are  ordinary bottles.  Did you see them actually with  that bottle (exhibit A) ?���Yes,  actually.  Which man had this bottle in  his hand ?���Boch had the bottle  and he handed it to the Indian  woman Agnes, and that Indian  woman went past*me and gave a  drink to the woman in therig.  Can you swear that this was  the bottle ?���It was one of those  bottles.  How do you identify it ?���I  brought them with me and have  had them ever since. I am certain of this. It's one of these  bottles.   .  You are sure that you made no  mistake ?���I am sure.  Nothing in them ?���There was  a little in them but I emptied it  out.       ..   ..  You did not see Boch with  either of these bottles ?���He had  one of these bottles in his hand.  You saw Helen get off the  ground and go to the rig with,, a  glass pf liquor. ?.���Yes,���she..hadjt.  in a glass.  You have the glass ?���No, it  disappeared when I had my back  turned. Helen took the drink to  Lizzie.  Agnes was sitting on the  ground?���Yes.  How near were you then ?���A  few feet away.  What did the liquor look like ?  ���Like beer.  Not like ginger beer ?���No, it  came from one of those bottles.  Why did you think that these  bottles held beer at that time ?���  It was close by the brewery, and  the people were drunk that were  drinking.  Couldn't you get ginger beer  Commences  on Monday  White Pine  Lumber Go's Mill  Turns Over Next Week.  With three million feet of logs  in the pond above the dam on  Petite Creek and the-new mill of  the White Pine Lumber Corhj  pany in proper working order }  the first lumber will be cut at  Canford next Monday. H.  Meeker, the energetic superintendent and manager of the  company, expects to be able to  turn out lumber of No. 1 quality  to compete with the mills in the.  east of the province for a share,  in the rich field of the retail'  lumber trade of the Canadian  Northwest.   .  Economy of manufacture has,  been the watchword in the con--!  struction of the mill and everything, is arranged so that the  greatest speed and efficiency may  be secured.. The logs are all  sound and should make excellent  merchantable lumber. /  Over the dam enough water is  going to waste *to generate  the power to run the.mill and  furnish light for the entire lower  valley and it" is not improbable  that the company may in the  near future take under consideration the advizability, of putting  in turbines, about the vicinity of  the confluence of Petite creek  and the Nicola river, to generate  power for the supply of the  valley. !  at the brewery?���I don't think so.  Did you see them get beer .at  the brewery?���No.  Did you see that this was actually beer ?���I did not taste it but  I smelt it.  Which is the bottle of these two  that she poured the beer out of?  ���I am not sure.  You are positive it was from  one of these bottles?���I am.  How many bottles did they  have there?���I don't know; I  was too busy watching the prisoners.  Were these two men drunk ?---  They were drunk but not incapable.  They saw what was going on ?  ---Yes. ���.���,-���-; u7...77Z.  Did you see one Indian woman,  snatch away a bottle fronrBoch?,  ---No...         . ��� : ...X  How do you know that she did  not snatch a bottle from him ?���  I am sure she did not. He held  out the bottle to her.  Don't you think it possible that  this woman snatched the bottle  from his hand ?���It is possible/  but I don't think she did.  You would not swear that she  did not snatchRils?---I swear she  did not snatch'it:  You did hear him say "here  you are " ?---No.;':.'  Y<>u saw ih. woman going to  thn rig first. ?���No, both were  sitting down when I saw them  first.  Why  did you arrest them ?---'  ROSS-COUPLAND  One of the prettiest- weddings  that has taken place in this city  was that solemnised in the St.  Michael's Parish Hall last Tuesday evening, when Miss Mary  Ross and David Coupland were  united in matrimony by Rev. T.  Walker, vicar of St. Michael's.  The bride, who came all the  way from Scotland to marry Mr.  Coualand, was given away by  Mr. Houldsworth. Miss Clark  acted as bridesmaid and John  Dunn as best man. The parish  hall was beautifully decorated for  the occasion. The bride wore a  gown of white lace and a veil  surmounted with a wreatlfof  orange blossoms. The bridesmaid  was attired in a creation of white  lawn with rows of insertion and  sprays of lilies of the valley. The  bridegroom's gift to the bride  was a gold pendant and chain,  the latter giving the bridegroom  a diamond ring. The bridegroom's gift to the bridesmaid  was a gold expanding bangle.  After the ceremony the happy  couple and assembled guests,  numbering about fifty, adjourned  to the Star Restaurant, where an  elaborate wedding breakfast had  been prepared. The toast of the  =bride and bridegroom was pro  posed by the Rev. T. Walker, who  took occasion to pay a high tribute  to the esteem in which the happy  bridegroom is held in the community.  After the breakfast the party  returned to the hall, where the  remainder of the night was spent  in dancing, further enlivened by  songs and other musical items  contributed Dy the guests. The  singing of " He's a jolly good  fellow," and "She's a jolly good  fellow," and the familiar and  ever-liked strains of " Auld Lang  Syne " concluded the party.  i In connection with the wedding  lit should be mentioned that it was  ,the first which has ever been  solemnized in the new Episcopal  Church, and in honor of the occasion Rev. T. Walker presented  the happy couple with a copy of  the Holy Bible.  The wedding gifts which the  friends of the bride and bridegroom had given them  pretty and costly.  GOT SIX MONTHS  Archie Morrisson is a sadder  and wiser man. He has six  months in which to learn that the  cash register of the Coldwater  Hotel must not be tampered with.  The local bench gave him six  moons to decide upon the straight  and narrow path. ���  were  MRS. CASTILLOU DEAD  Early yesterday morning Mrs!.  J. Castillou died of pleuro-pneu-  monia. But for the sudden  change to extreme heat in the  weather she might have been  able to withstand the dread disease. In Mrs. Castillou many  have lost a warm' and generous  friend. A large number of people  have united iri conveying to the  bereaved husband, daughter and  son. their sympathy. . She was  interred in her .final resting place  ]ast;evening.v..At thej;ime ofvher  death deceased was 40 years of  age.  K. V. CONSTRUCTION  ��� News comes from Vancouver  that L. M. Rice & Co, of Seattle  have secured the contract for the  next.forty one miles of the.K. V.  from Bull Creek to the summit  of the west fork of the Kettle  River. This means that Penticton will soon be the headquarters  of the engineers of the road. It  is not anticipated that any more  contracts will be let from this  end for some time.  ,    LOOLAPA'S TRIAL  TheTrial of Johnny Loolapa,  of the Shulus Reserve, for allegedly severely wounding another  Indian while under the influence  of liquor, is scheduled in the  County Court at Kamloops for  July 26th; the defendant having  elected for a speedy trial. Constable Vachon has been busy this  week gathering Crown witnesses.  FORMING GUN CLUB  Local shots are decided that a  gun club is now a necessity and  to that end. they have called a  meeting of Local Gun-men, to be  held in H- Greig's office on Tuesday evening at 8. p. m. All  shooters will be welcome to attend.  Because I thought it was my duty.  You did not have a warrant ?���  No.   Did not think it necessary.  You know now that you had  no power to arrest them?���I don't  know now.  Pou have nothing against, no  evidence against this man Cabash ?���All I can say is that he  was drinking along with the rest  of them.  Agnes, an Indian woman, called and told to "make straight  wahwah," testified. H. W. Sutcliffe acting as interpreter.  Witness' I saw these men.  Mr. Grimmett; When ?���I saw  them little way down the ro:id.  When?���Yesterday at six in  the afternoon.  '  (Continued on last page)  BANQUET  TO  STOKES  Champagne was the medium  for the expression of the good  wishes of the newspaper fraternity of this city for the success  of Frank Stokes, lately employed  upon the staff of our contemporary, at a banquet tendered him  on the eve of his departure on  Wednesday afternoon for Vancouver, where he will engage in  the newspaper business.  An elaborate menu was partaken of at the Merritt, after  which those assembled round the  board gave individual expression  of their congratulations to the  guest of honor. The dinner was  followed by a drive to Nicola, a  drive that was enjoyed to the  utmost by the guests of Ed. N.  Clark, who tendered the banquet  to Mr. Stokes.  Among those present were :���  F, Stokes, Ed. N. Clarke, W. R.  Langstaff, M. Cruikshank, A. S.  Bennett, H. Fraser, E. Jones. L.  Lobsinger, H. Fessler, F. Coffee,  J. C, Conklin.  CLOVERDALE SCHOOL  A contract for the erection of  the new school house at Clover-  dale, in the Dewdney district,  has been awarded by the provincial department of works to Wm.  Cooper, whose bid is understoojd  to have been at a figure closaly  approximating' $8500. The new  school is to be a four-room tim-  "b"ei>f ramed structure; thoroughly  modern in all its appointments  and accommodations.  ' A number of tenders for the  erection of the new suspension  bridge at Churn creek are in the  hands of the department, and it  is expected that the award of a  contract for this work will be  announced this week.  derricks,  boring  Miss I. Seaton was prostrated  with the heat this week.  ��� J. Connolly is  days in the city.  spending a few  UftDCE-  Archibald McVittie was in the  city on business today.  John Hutchison has completed  his removal to his new home on  city addition.  Miss Brooks was ill early in the  week.  "   Squadron Orders, No. 14 :���  Merritt, July 14, 1911  Appointment.  The   following   extract   from  Militia  General   Order   No.   77,  dated  Ottawa, May 23, 1911,  is  published for information :  British  Columbia Horse,   "D"  Squadron���To be Lieutenant:  Herbert George Forster.    25th  March, 1911.  Charles Flick, Major,  0. C. "D" B. C. H.  CORONATION  PICTURES  At the Opera house during the  week moving pictures of the coronation of King George and his  consort have been shown. G. R.  and Mrs. Orton and Miss Glass,  of Vancouver, are managing the  show.  LICENSE COMMISSION  At a meeting of the-License  Commission on Thursday, hotel  licenses to the Grand Hotel and  to Andrew Hoggan, the well-  known proprietor of Hoggan's  Hotel, were granted.  from the sub-contractors for  small sections of rock work ranging from one to three hundred  feet. It is the intention of the  various contractors to farm out a  good deal of the work in that  way. ��� ��� ���  ��� .{  BUILDING THE C. N. R.  Within three months seven  thousand men will be at work  between Hope and Kamloops,  contractors now being busy getting outfits on the ground.  The Northern Construction  Company and P. Welch, contractors for the building of the 163-  mile section of the Canadian  Northern1 Railway between Hope  and .Kamloops, have awarded  subcontracts as follows:  Palmer Bros. ��� and Harming,  Vancouver, Hope to Yale, 14  miles.  Burns & Jordan, Spokane, Yale  east 14 miles.  George Chew, Spokane, ,51-2  miles.  George Cunningham '&' Co.,  Greenwood B. C, 5 1-2 miles.:  W. P. Tierney & Co., Vancouver 11 miles.      '  A. E. Griffin & James "Welch,  Spokane, 19 miles to Lytton.' : !  Grant Smith & Co., Seattle,  Lytton to Spence's Bridge, Jt23  miles.  Twohy Brothers, Portland Ore.,  Spence's Bridge east 41 miles'.'';  Grant, Smith & Co., 30 miles  to Kamloops.  The big task about to be undertaken will prove the largest since  the construction of the Canadian  Pacific Railway and will involve  an expenditure of from. $15,000-  000, to $18,000,000. The proximity of the existing railway" on  the opposite bank of the Fraser  will be a great factor in enabling  the various sub-contractor's 'to  ship in men. supplies, horses,  and outfits, including  steam shovels and tunnel  plants. The machinery for getting the work under way'.'is'."already in motion. The various  contractors have wired to" have  their outfits shipped in for, distribution along their respective  sections. The next fortnight  will be devoted to organizing  their forces and establishing construction camps. It is- expected  that three weeks hence will see  the work started at various points  between Hope and Kamloops.  At the outset large numbers of  men can not be employed sb',ad-  vantageously as later oh. Within  less than three months however,  seven-thousand-men-will���be���'required as it is proposed to finish  the entire contract within two  years. Vancouver will be headquarters for hiring labor and purchasing supplies. This will "represent an expenditure here of  hundreds of thousands of dollars  monthly, and figures running into millions annually.    ~       -' -'  THREE MILES OF TUNNELS  In all tunnels aggregating over  three miles in length will have to  be driven. The two longest will  be one of 2000 feet near Yale and  anotherof 2400 feet through Battle Bluff, Kamloops Lake. There  will be many other tunnels ranging in length from 200 to 700 feet.  The big tunnels will bediiven  by machinery, the plants,work-  from both portals. The smaller  tunnels will be drivenby hand. It  is expected that two; years at  least will be occupied'in completing the big bore at.Battlejbluff ;  in fact the date.of thejeqmpletion  of the entire divisionywih\\hinge  upon the driving of the two long  tunnels. It is noteworthy that  all the sub-contractors own their  own outfits, showing their capacity for handling big-contracts.  They will also operate their own  commissary stores. The heavy  character of the work is said to  offer exceptional opportunities to  station men, individual small contractors, who take sub-contracts THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS*  Friday. July 14, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance  Six months $1.00  PRANK M. COFFEE  J. W. ELLIS  Editor  Manager  Ome dollar per inch per month far regular advertising. Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  . Classified   advertising   10 words for   25 cents.  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates   furnished for larRe contract ari-  ' vertisintr.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P O. Box 20 Merritt. B.C.  Phone 25.  ON "POLITICS"  We note that they have concluded their invectigation of the  Vancouver Fire Department. No  onie may accuse the News of condoning corruption ; and knowing  that we deliver ourselves of a  brief opinion upon the investigation in Vancouver.  It was first suggested, urged,  and later pushed by an alderman,  one who, we believe, will be a  candidate for the mayoralty at  the January elections.' This alderman is one who, in the past,  has gained a considerable amount  of attention as one who desired  progress; and since his advent  on the city council of Vancouver  he has shown considerable ability  as an orator upon various topics.  He is, we can testify, a facile  debater and a fluent speaker and  ever ready to express his opinion.  We believe, however, that his  zeal rather over-reached itself in  the case of the fire department.  We have known Chief Carlisle as  an extremely efficient officer, as  a gentleman in his private life,  and as one who held strong convictions upon everything connected with his department���in fact,  we have at times noted a certain  masterful intolerance of other  people's opinions. Knowing Mr.  Carlisle as we do, and regarding  him as we do, we are particularly  pleased that the attempt to  muddle his reputation as chief of  his department has failed.  When the late Chief Horan, of  Chicago Fire Department, was in  Vancouver a few years ago we  had the pleasure of discussing  with him the merits of the Vancouver department. He described  it as the best orequal to the best  oh the continent.  We believe that our readers  will readily concede that as a  medium for advertizing the city  of Vancouver, the fire department  has been the best, beside the  "Sihgie^TaxT^that^^  had. This investigation was  eagerly read of in the East,  though, owing to telegraph tolls,  these days, but the home-  builder who listens to the  cry of "wait until lumber  is cheaper" is not apt to  be any nearer his goal on  his deathbead than he is  today. The government  recommends TIMBER CONSERVATION and this alone  is proof that lumber has  a fixed value.  Our years of experience  in manufacturing and  selling lumber leads us to  advise our friends that  NOW IS THE TIME TO BUILD  There's ..but. one crop of  .timber for most of us.  If you contemplate a new  home we want to talk  ���=o! o'.v;j :: with you. We have all  ; grades of lumber. The  . lowest quality starts at  good and goes up. Give  us a call and learn the  facts about these lumber  j     values^  Vancouver Lumber  ���J;zia<<i  iiyQQ.^lAjd.'.; .  MERRITT, B. C.  eastern papers did not serve their  i*eaders with all the details pro  and con. Thus, by the investigation, a slur has been cast upon  one of the best fire brigades in  the world. Hence a considerable  part of the publicity value is now  lost to Vancouver.  Looking backward we find that  Chief Carlisle has been guilty of  the heinous offence of failing to  constitute himself a Mother  Grundy to his men ; also that he  permitted his gas-wagon to roam  at large upon at least three occasions. Furthermore, gentlemen  of the jury, we find that he  "capped the climax " by allowing himself to use a tin can���er,  iron can���no ! boiler '���there we  have it���which "would not heat  his house, "��� to heat his home!  "By the Gods, "gentlemen, such  matters are appalling! (Oyez!  Oyez!)    ���  But, again, there is still more!  He was guilty of an act of  courtesy to the cities of Seattle  and New Westminster ! Furthermore, being a fireman, and not  a financier, he "got stung" on  some equipment���which, by the  way, opposing bidders failed to  point out at the time-which is  curious, as, superficially one  would naturally think that if a  loser thought that extraordinary  prices were being paid to the  successful tenderer he would  point out the discrepancy.  It has been a most regrettable  affair all through, and we believe that the alderman has made  a serious tactical error in the  abortive investigation. Much  harm has been done to Vancouver and an excellent department.  Commenting upon an item in  this paper re fall millinery the  Vancouver World wants to know  if this is a new garden of Eden.  It's a happy community all right;  though we have heard husbands  complain about the price of hats.  So far though no happy homes  have been upset.  POINTED  PARAGRAPHS  The rail mill plant of the Carnegie Steel Co. has resumed  operations after being idle for a  year and a half.  In 1914 the opening of the  Panama Canal will see three  Canadian transcontinental railways in operation, but the Canadian Northern will have less  than $1000 per mile of charges.  Twenty-eight thousand men  will be needed in Saskatchewan  this summer to harvest the wheat  crop, which is already beginning  to head out. Manitoba and Alberta will also need 15,000 men.  Firing at a floating target, distant some 1800 yards, with the  12-pounder guns last week, No. 1  company of the Fifth Regiment  (Canadian militia) in their concluding practice for the summer,  made some excellent shooting,  hitting the mark fifty times in  sixty rounds.  Lignite coal has been found in  well diggings and borings at  several points in the Northwest,  where domestic fuel was badly  needed.  A large sugar company in Cuba  is experimenting with a new process in which the cane is dried  and handled in a manner similar  to that adopted in making sugar  from beets. ...This process promises to increase the yield of  sugar from cane.  China is dividing her borrowings of $50,000,000 between Britain, Germany, France and the  United States. As these are the  bailiff nations of the world, payment by the Chink is assured.  At an informal meeting, in  London, of representatives of  north Atlantic steamship companies, the way was prepared for  a decision relative to renewal of  agreement on rates. The present  expires July 15.  Lightning struck the church of  St. Jean Baptiste, Rachel.Street,  Montreal, and before the firemen  could get the blaze under control  the magnificent edifice was destroyed. The loss'amounts to  $200,000.  Three aeroplanes, costing $13,-  000 and representing the latest  development in aeronautics, were  delivered to the United States  Naval Academy. The machines  are of the Curtiss type, and will  form the foundation of Uncle  Sam's aerial navy. ;  Canada's trade for the first two  months of this fiscal year totalled  $112,17.',119, which is $7,000,000  better than the same period last  year, and indicates that the year  will show a trade total of considerably more than three-quarters of a billion dollars..  Sixty persons were killed and  thirty injured by the collapse of  the pumping station at Buffalo,  New York. The accident occurred  shortly after nine o'clock, and  ambulances were rushed from all  parts of the city. The financial  loss was more than $1,000,000.   ;  Vancouver's police are on the  track of the miscreant who attempted to wreck the new building in course of erection for H.  M. Watson, M.P.P., by throwing  a bomb into the cellar. The infernal machine was discovered  and removed in time to prevent  a disaster. It exploded with  great force in the street.  It is probable that the veteran  police officer, John Kirkup, of  Rossland, will be transferred to  the Tete Jaune Cache district,  with several constable's to preserve law and order in the new  frontier district, whose floating  and industrial1 population of 3000  is expected to reach 10,000 within  a year. A stipendiary magistrate  will accompany the officer made  famous by the canvases of Frederick Remington.  "In the Seymour Narrows last  week the steamer Spokane was  wrecked and two lady passengers  lost their lives. Crashing at fall  speed over the Ripple Rock, in  the centre of the Narrows, the  vessel staggered off shivering  and the water surged in. The  racing tide bore the ship to  Plumper Bay, where she beached.  The passengers were picked up  by the steamer Admiral Sampson,  en route to Seattle, which ship  intercepted the wireless account  of the disaster from Cape Laz'o  station and hurried to the scene.  The Dominion Goverment has  allowed a cash subsidy to the  Cariboo. Barkerville & Willow  TaiIway, whiclT^is now amply"  financed. It will be rushed forward as soon as the G. T. P. can  deliver the rails on the ground.  The company will also build a  branch line to tap the rich coal  fields owned by John Hepburn  and associates on the Bear River.  This will necessitate the laying  out of a townsite there, and all  in all the successful completion  of the various projects obtaining  the consideration of the company  will mean very much in the opening up and development of this  important district.  INTER-EMPIRE CHAMPIONSHIPS  CANADA SECURES TROPHY .  GIVEN BY LORD LONSDALE  The British Empire Championships���  the first of the kind ever held���iri which  picked athletes from Australia, New;  Zealand and Canada opposed those of  the Mother Country, took place at the  Crystal Palace. In addition to the  Ir.ter-Empire events, a couple of invitation scratch races (threequarters of a  mile and 300 yards) and a two-miles  team race were included in the program  acd in each item the racing was keen  and interesting. The result of the  Jnter-Empire Championship was :���  Canada (8 points) 1, United Kingdom  (9 points) 2, Australia (13 points) 3,  Canada winning the trophy offered by  Lord Lonsdale..   Results:  100 yds Championship���F. J. Halbaus  Canada, 1; D. Macmillan, United Kingdom, 2 ; R. Opie, New Zealand, 3. Won  by a foot, yard between second and  third.    Time 10 2-5 sees.  Half-mile Championship���J. M. Hill.  United Kingdom, 1; G,* A. Wheatley,  Australia, 2; M. Brock, Canada, 3.  Won by 2 1-2 yards, inches between  second and third. Time lmin. 58 3-5sec.  220yds. Championship���V. J. Halbaus,  Canada, 1; R. Opie, New Zealand, 2;  E. W. Haley, United Kingdom, 3. Won  by 2 1-2 yards, three yards second and  third.    Time 23secs.  One Mile Championship���J. Tait,  Canada, 1; E. Owen, United Kingdom,  2 ; E. Hoskins, New Zealand, 3. Won  by a yard, six yards second and third.  Time 4min. 46 4-5secs.  120 yds. Hurdle Championship���K.  Powell, United Kingdom, 1; F. L.  Lukeman, Canada, 2; F. Brown, Australia, 3. Won by half a yard, sixyards  second and third.    Time 16secs.  OPEN   EVENTS  1320 yds. Scratch���R. F. C. Yorke,  L. A. C, 1 ; A. Knox, Canada, 2 ; A.  Hare, Heine Hill H., 3. Won by eight  yards.    Time 3min. 21 l-5sec.  300 yds. Scratch���J. A. Wells, Heme  Hill H., 1 ; W. T. Wettenhall, Cam-  bi-idge A. C.*, 2; F. J. Hoskin, Heme  Hill H., 3. Won by two yards, a.yard  between second and third. . 23 2-5sec.  Two Miles Team Race���Heme Hill  Harriers (7 points) 1,' South London  Harriers (19) 2.'Essex Beagles (20) 3.  THE GOLDS!  77  VERNON, B.C.     M MM gtfc gf��|",fo     VERNON, B. C.  have a very fine assortment of  FRUIT TREES  ORNAMENTAL AND SHADE TREES  AND SHRUBS.  BUDDED STOCK A SPECIALTY  All trees offered for sale are grown in our own nurseries on  the Coldstream Estate. -  General Agent,       V. D. CURRY,       Vernon, B.C.  El0nWatdm^  "Ts^^.  SEE OUR NEW LINE  OF  ELGIN WATCHES  RAILROAD GRADES  A SPECIALTY  n   -r t-ot   ^���^'       REPAIRS GUARANTEED  Railroad Standard        one year.  All the latest in Fobs, Chains, Jewelry of every Description  ML. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  yyphone 24  Nicola Valley  Transfer Company  TRUKING AND DRAYING  A SPECIALTY  "DEALER IN  Lumber/ Lath, Lime, Cement  Hay, Grain and Teed  GEORGE    RICHES  Rear Diamond Vale Store  Coutlee Aye Merritt  Miss Hamilton is staying with  Mrs. Horswell.  PUBLIC HIGHWAYS.  PROVINCE of BRITISH COLUMBIA  NOTICE is hereby given that all  Public Highways in unorganized Districts, and all main Trunk Roads in  organized Districts are sixty-six feet  wide, and have a width of thirty-three  feet on each side of the mean straight  centre line' of the travelled road.  THOMAS TAYLOR,    '  Minister of Public Works.  Department of Public Works,  Victoria, B. C., July 7th, 1911.      -35  aeNaughton  Will be at the Coldwater-Hotel for a few days.  PAINLESS EXTRACTION  Crown and Bridge Work  a Specialty.  ; '*  Room lO, Coldwater Hotel  Merritt, B".. C  The Star Restaurant  Voght Street,   Merritt.  The place where you get just what  you   want,   and] just   the   way   you  want it, at any time you want it.j  Have you tried the Star Yet? .     ���  STEEL & FALCONER  Proprietors.  Phone 37  P. O. Boz 7  Smith & Clarke  Bakers and Confectioners*  MANUFACTURERS OF  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  vui uuuuSiuauc aiivauuuupS aim iuei * arrakiwucw  erritt  Under new management and many improved facilities.   ,  More accommodation and of the best.  In every department we aim to please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL TRADE A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock. '.>  geo. McGruther, Prop.  Merritt- BfC.  OLDWATER HOTEL  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  (COUNTRY-JUST OPENEDr;  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION, f  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AN0 LIQUORS  Wm. McIntyre, prop.  MERRITTvBsC. Friday, July 14 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Established 1817. Head Office:    Montreal  Capital (all paid up) ^ - $14,400,000.00  Cash and Undivided Profits - $12,961,789.11  Total Assets      -       -       -       -     $240,000,000.00  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  GENERAL   BANKING   BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  Branches in  the  Nicola Valley  MERRITT: NICOLA:  A. W. STRICKLAND. Manager. j. F. S. QILLUM, Acting Sub-Agent  A  ''Gemmill & Rankine Have II"  Webb's and Lowney's  We are specialists in high grade confectionery.  As a result of such specializing we have gotten  together the nicest stock of goods ever shown  here. The stock is fresh, well chosen, and is  kept clean.    The price will suit your pocket.  Gemmill & Rankine  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  P. and H. Brooks, the former  a rancher up the Coldwater and  the latter a rancher from Otter  Valley are in the city on a visit,  with their sister Mrs. Sharkey,  of Chicago.  h^^^*^iBKsa^��ixmmsiiisaiiBsss.\.  G. H. Collett haa received a  free-wheel Rudge - Whit worth  bicycle this week.- There are  now quite a number of youths to  be seen on Wheels in the city.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Lou Austin was in town during  the week.  - o : ���  L. Z. Chandler arrived in  city on Thursday afternoon.  the  Sharp razors, and Clean Towel.  -Brown & Durham's. 52tf  Mrs. A. E. Howse was in   the  city on a visit during the week.  Miss Mary Priest is progressixig  very well since her recent;operai  tion.  Frank O'Keefe was in town on  a visit from Douglas Lake during  the week.   " "���" "' * "''  Best Electric Massage always  on tap at Brown & Durham's  barbershop. y25tf  The new picture theatre, the  Sunshine Theatre, is rapidly  nearing completion.  Mrs. J. A. MacDonald has returned from her holiday visit to  Lytton.  William Cooper has returned  from Victoria, where he went on  business last week.  F. A. Reid has entirely recovered from his recent illness  and is now at work again.  H. B. Armstrong, a former  resident of this city, Returned  here during the week for a visit.  Alex Strang went up to Kamloops with a prisoner during the  week, returning here on Thursday evening. He reports that  there are ninety-four prisoners  in the Kamloops Jail.  is Too Late  Mayor Eastwood returned from  a two week's visit to the Hot  Springs on Wednesday evening.  He complained that a five days  rain somewhat marred the enjoyment of his holiday.  Mr. and Miss Kaiser came to  town on a visit from Douglas  Lake during the week, A former resident of California, Mr.  Kaiser's health is such that he  may decide to locate permanently  in the valley.  Frank Slough, the popular  manager of the Merritt Mercantile Company, went up to Salmon  Arm for the week end, where he  visited his parents who have a  large fruit ranch in that vicinity:  J. Richardson, representative  of McLennan, McFeely & Co., of  Vancouver, is in the city on  business.  Frank Steel returned- from  Nanaimo, where he went to attend the obsequies of his ? fiancee  last week, early this week.  A.F.&A.M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meetsjn  Reid's Hall  the second  ^Tuesday of each  month at 8 p-  m. Sojourney.  ing brothers cordially invited.  M. L. Grimmett,       Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  Dr. MacArthur came down  here from the line of construction  on Wednesday evening and went  on to Vancouver on Thursday afternoon.   :; ":'<Xi   7  Mr. Gordon, secretary to Mr.  J. J. Warren, General manager  of the Kettle Valley Railway, was  in the city during the week and  left on Thursday afternoon for  Vancouver. He expects to return  here on Sunday night.  S. M. Studebaker has been busy  during the week overhauling his  90 h.-p. Chad wick, which he intends to use on the run between  Keremeos and Hedley. Studebaker reports that business is  brisk on the run and looks forward to even greater traffic in  immediate future.  Ot dry goods stock is moving  out very rapidly. The reduced  prices prevailing in this department has cleared out some lines  but we still have a good range of  staple dry goods left. You cannot make money easier than by  taking advantage of these Clearing Out Prices.  We  have  a   full   range  of the famous Empress  Shoes for women, both in button and lace.  They are comfortable inside and stylish outside.  The resolution to give our customers  the   best  is   the   reason   we   say, Buy  Empress" Shoes for Women.    Note the  extreme short vamp and general style.  "We are one of 500 Agents who sell the "Empress"  For  Real  Values  Ladies Shoes.  QUILCHENA AVENUE  were unable to get the logs down  in a bunch. Mr. and Mrs. Powers  will return to this city within the  month.  Mrs.^ Green, mother of George  McGruther, is paying him a visit for a few days. She is accom-  panied by_j^issj[sabjel Hassett.  The PALACE  BAKERY  Having added an Ice Cream  Parlor in connection with our  bakery we are now in a position to serve the public daily  with  ICECREAM  Different Flavors.  ALSO  SOFT DRINKS  Different Flavor*.  Remember also that we make  a specialty of all classes of  pastry; work, and our bread  when once used always brings  a new customer.  EL. DARRAH  Proprietor.  Next door to J. S. Morgan  Quilchena Avenue,     Merritt.  Both aee fromrPuyallup, Wash.  Mrs. Archibald McVittie and  childrfn are staying at Aspen  Grove for atfew weeks. They  will make their home in this city  during the summer months. \  Sandy Pekin, who has been  employed at No. 1 mine, Middlesboro, for the past twelve months,  left for the old country Saturday  last, and will shortly, enter the  ancient order,of benedicts,  Miss Bradley, of the Triangle  Ranch, passed through the city  on Thursday afternoon, en route  to Kamloops. ' She has been suffering rather severely from neuralgia during the past fortnight  and is taking the trip -partly to  secure relief and partly that she  might visit her relatives at Rose-  George McDonald, the well-  known shoeman, has, secured an  assietant, and is'aiow;,;able' to  handle all business (that ,offers:  with his usual promptness.  The Vancouver Lumber Company has now opened up its local  yard under the management of  J. E. Walker. J. E. Tucker, of  Vancouver, the president of the  company, was in town last week  completing his arrangements. It  is intended to carry a stock of at  least four hundred thousand feet  of rough and dressed lumber,  shingles and sashes and doors.  The company will conduct an aggressive campaign for business.   . O   NICOLA SCHOOL BOARD  The annual meeting of the  trustees of Nicola School was  held at Nicola last Saturday.  The report of the trustees for the  year was received and adopted.  H. H. Matthews was appointed  auditor of the board in succession  to M. L. Grimmett, retired. It  was decided to raise $260 to supplement the teacher's salary and  $140 for current expenses. Miss  Erskine, who has given so much  satisfaction during the year and  who has become so generally  liked and appreciated, was retained as teacher for the ensuing  year.  I o  DIAMOND VALE COAL  Superintendent Browett of the  Diamond Vale Collieries reports  the men are down three hundred  feet in. the Browett   seam, and  four hundred   and   twenty   five  feet in No  3   slope.   They   are  driving  east and   west   in   the  Browett seam and are   now   in  forty and=twenty-feet=respeatLv-e-!=  ly.   In No 3 they are in four hundred feet in the west   level   and  six hundred feet in the east level.  The mine is shipping every day.  Incorporated  1855.  THE   STRENGTH   OF   THE  aixk of Toronto  lies in its proportionately large Reserve Funds,  its long experience and steady growth, the ability  and high  standing   of   those   who   conduct its  affairs,   the  soundness of its loans and investments, and its large resources, y  The Managers of the Bank are pleased to offer the up-to-  date facilities of this well known institution to all who have  banking business to transact.  Paid-up apital   - -        - -        $4,000,000  Reserve Fund     -        -        7       -    .   $4,944,777  ew Palace Pool Boom  ANDREWS   &   SMITH,   Proprietors.  SITUATE   BETWEEN   COLDWATER   HOTEL  AND THE BANK OF  MONTREAL.  ISM3WQPEN  THE MOST UP-TO-DATE POOL ROOM  IN THE INTERIOR.  A Complete Stock  of   High-class  Tobaccos, Cigars,  Pipes, etc., always on hand.  Miss, Taylor, sisler of the manager of the Bank of Montrealat  Enderby, andyoung Miss Taylor,  are the guests of M^, and Mrs,  A. E. Howse. They expect to  remain in,the valley a'fortnight.  Miss Atkinson has returned  from a fortnight's sojourn at the  Hot S;)rings,l where nheiweht to  recover fom a particularly acute  attack of rheumatism. "She is  now, her many friends will be  pleased to loam, in much better  health-  J. W. Powers, who has completed his contract for three million feet of logs for the White  Pine Lumber Company's mill at  Canford, was in' this city on  Wednesday, accompanied by Mrs.  Powers. They have gone on to  Kaslo, their former home, on a  three weeks" visit. They will  also pay a brief visit to their  daughter, who ia taking a course  in the Conservatory of Music in  Vancouver. Mr, powers' son Js'in  the'newspaper busjnesp jn Kaslo,  where he owns the Kootenaian.  Speaking of the log drive this  spring, Mr. Powers stated that  it had not been asisuccY'8s'*ul as  he might have wished, owing to  quick rise of Petite Creek befon  they were quite ready to makr  the drive. When they were readv  tho crock had fallen, no that th*\  A car of Split Cedar Posts just  arrived. Another coming. Also  carload of Fir Pickets. Prices  reasonable, at  I  The  erritt Lumber Yard  ANDREW McGORAN, -  PROPRIETOR THE NICOLA VALLEY NE.WSJ  FridaV. July 14, 1911  The "Carhartt  9*  Not   Like  Other  Gloves  Sewed with Wax Thread  If so be sure and get a pair of  No Outseams  To Rip  Good as the  Carhartt  Overall  They are the best.  Patented  Reinforced Where the Wear Comes.    The Service of Two  Pair for the Price of ONE.  We have just received another large shipment of M^ Goats, Trousers  and Shirts.    You will find it no trick to keep cool if you let us fit you out with our  goods.    Every garment guaranteed.  We are sole agents for  THE DOROTHY DODD SHOE  We invite you to call and see the goods. Just what  you want���solid comfort.  S, TRAVE  S  SUIT CASES  We^have^received^a���large^s^  all sizes and prices:  to $12.  Suit Cases in great variety, in linen and leather lined.  Prices $4.50 to $12.  es from 75c: to $1.50  1:1  sM:'. -\-  DRY GOODS   GROCERIES   BOOTS AND SHOES   LADIES'WEAR   MEN'S FURNISHINGS   HARDWARE Friday, July 14 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  <v  Plumbing and  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP��� Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We fi>y anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  NICOLA AVENUE  "\  A. B. KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  De&ler in Electrical Supplies  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  Geo.  BOOT AND SHOE MAKER  Repair Work a Specialty  Let me fit you out with a pair of  Superfine Rubber Heels  oth for Ladies and Gentlem en.  VOGHT STREET  NEAR DEPOT  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  Agent   for   Mendelsolm  and  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola --- Merrill  Hotel  for e good square meal.   Best  of  accomodation and comfort  Rate $1.50 per day  A. W. McVittie  DOMINION &  PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  Subdivision* Work a Specialty.  Offices with?John Hutchison Co.  MERRITT, B. C.  CHURCH SERVICES  (ST.    MICHAEL'S   CHURCH  Sunday. July 16th.  9 a),' m., Holy Communion.  11 a.m.ji: Morning   Prayer  and  Litany.  7.30 p.  m.,  Evening Prayer in  Parish Hall.  Rev. T. Walker, Vicar.  B. C. PUBLICITY  The London correspondent of  the Montreal Star writes to his  paper as follows with reference  to Canadians in London;  British Columbia went one better than New Brunswick in gaining publicity out of the dinner  given to its visiting premier. Not  only was a British cabinet minister present, in the person of Mr.  Winston Churchill, to do honor to  Mr. McBride, but the festivity  was arranged so that it did not  clash with any other special  function held the same night; so  that not only all the principal  British Columbia visitors and residents were present, but many  from the other provinces, including the Lieutenant-Governor of  Ontario, who did his best for his  own area by reminding the audience that it was principally men  from Ontario who had been the  making of the much-talked-of  Pacific Province.  At the dinner to Mr. Hazen, the  New Brunswick premier tells me  that Rudyard Kipling made the  speech of the evening, not excepting that of Bonar Law. No provision was made for reporting  them as there was at the British  Columbian festival; and by holding it on the same night as the  Canada dinner,. attended by Sir  Wilfrid Laurier, a great opportunity was, lost of boosting the  province which, in the persons of  Bonar Law and Sir Max Aitken  in the House of Commons, the  London managers of the Bank of  Montreal and the Royal Bank of  Canada (Messrs. Williams, Taylor  and W. M. Botsford), and Mr.  Dunn, of Messrs. Dunn, Fischer  & Co., is pretty well represented  in the political and financial world  of London ; the two bank managers were somewhat wroth that  having to act as hosts at the  Canada Club dinner they could  not do honor to their native province. Naturally, the fact that  every province is notably represented here, not only by its premier, but by senators, members  of parliament and other prominent men, leads to a sort of  rivalry in pressing the claims of  each individual area of the great  Dominion; though, so far, Quebec, which contains the biggest  Canadian city and is strongly represented by leading financiers  and business men, is not heard  much about.  It is most unfortunate that this  important province has no London headquarters to serve as a  rallying point for the visitors;  and it is hoped that the Hon.  Lomer Gouin will realize the fact  as a result of his visit.    I think  There are no dead  flies4ying about when  are used as directed. All Drug-  gists,Grocersand General Dealers  sell them.  Miss Barrymore went to an obscure notary public in the suburbs  and made affidavits to the legal  documents in .the case. It is un ���  derstood she asks fo** a property  settlement of ,$250,000 on behalf  of herself and her year-old child.  It is announced in Vancouver  that Miss Barrymore has cancelled her engagement to play there,  so it is presumed she will go East  from Los Angeles.  Mr. Brodeurand his suit are quite  alive to the ushful purpose such  representation would give; in a  financial sense there is probably  more intercourse between London  and Montreal than with any other  Canadian city.  The other day the Hon. J. Stuart  Duff made a point for his province. He claims that two out of  every three of the thousands of  Canadians now in London hail  from Ontario; and examination  of the passenger lists of arriving  steamers and the registrations at  the various bureaus seem to bear  the statement out. In a social  and financial sense perhaps British Columbia conies out strongest,  but the bulk of the rank and file  of plain well-to-do citizens are  spending dollars earned in the  most populous proyi nee -. of; the  Dominion and giving. it a; good  advertisement wherever they go;  RUINED  BOYS  Portland, Ore. ��� Denouncing  the crime as worse than murder,  and expressing regret that the  punishment provided by law is  uot commensurate with the nature of the offence, -Municipal  Judge Texwell. imposed the maximum sentence of ninety days on  the city rock pile and $200 fine  on Solomon Miller, a South Portland druggist found guilty by a  jury of selling cocaine to boys  withouta physicians prescription.  It was shown at the. trial that  over twenty boys had been ruined  through cocaine boughtatMiller's  ." Miller," said Judge Taxwell,  in passing sentence, ''you have  been found guilty ot selling  cocaine without a physician's  prescription. The verdict of the  jury I regard as a very just and  proper one. In Ihis instance, you  as defendant, sold to a boy, and  testimony tended to show that  you had been in the habit of selling the drug to a number of persons under legal age and without  a physician's prescription. Your  offence I regard as one of the  most serious of which a person  can be guilty ; its effects upon  ETHEL IS TIRED  Los ; Angeles.;--Eth<>l yBarry^  more, who is playing here," took  steps to sue for divorce in New  York on Monday from Russell  Griswold Colt, son of a millionaire rubber magnate. She was  married to him less than two  years ago.  The papers were taken east by  a special agent. They name a  prominent New York society  woman, who figures in the com-  plaint.  WATER   NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that an ap-  .pliefetion^willAe made underJPartJVypf  the "Water Act, 1909," to obtain a  licence in the Yale Division of Yale  District.  (a) Name of Company in full: Kettle  Valley Railway Company.  The head office : Penticton, B. C.  (b) The name of lake, stream or  source: Summit Creek, a tributary of  weBt branch of Otter Creek.  (c) The point of diversion : At or near  the mouth of Summit Creek.  (d) The quantity of water applied for  ���in cubic feet per second���Five (6).  (e) The character of the proposed  works: Dams, flumes, pipes, water  tanks and other railway and mill purposes.  (f).The premises oh which the water  is to be used : Henry Brook's pre-emption, adjoingPhilip Brook's pre-emption  on west branch of Otter Creek.  (g) Th" purposes for which water is  to be used : As above (e).  (i), If the.water is to bemused for  power and mining purposes describe the  place where the water is to be returned  to some natural channel, and the difference in altitude between point of  diversion and point of return : Returned  Otter Creek about one hundred (100)  feet below point of diversion.  (j) Area of Crown: land intended to  be occupied by the proposed works:  None..'',        y 7-: ^  (k) This notice was posted on the 15th  day of June, 1911, and application will  be made to the Commissioner on the  15th day of July, 1911.  (1) Give the names and addresses of  any riparian proprietors or .licensees  who or whose lands'."are likely to be  affected by the proposed Works, either  above or below the outlet: None  affected.  (Signature) Kettle Valley Railway  Per R. Z. Chandler,  ���'Agent.  P, O. Address: Penticton, B. C.  n  Good Living  means that the food  you eat is of the very  best that can be obtained in the local  market. If you buy  your meals at the  Merritt  Restaurant  you're certain of the  best.  society I regard as even worse  than murder. The judgment of  the court is that you pay a fine  of $200 and be imprisoned for a  period of ninety days. I am  sorry I cannot make the sentence  heavier."  CARD OF THANKS  Mr. Frank Steel wishes to convey to his friends his appreciation of their courtesy and sympathy during his recent sad bereavement.  .Ed. N. Clark went down to  Spence's Bridge with Frank  Stokes on Wednesday's train, returning here the same evening.  Trtdo,  Mark  Asaya Neural!  THE    N E W     R E M E D Y    FO R  Nervous Exhaustion  Night sweats are a sure sign of  nervous exhaustion. They weaken the body and depress the mind.  "Asaya - Nsurali," will overcome this condition. It feieds the  nerves with Lecithin, the element  required for nerve repair. Full  control of the Jsodily functions  soon returns. Restful sleep is obtained, the appetite and digestion  improvef nerve vigoris^regainedr  $1.50 per bottle.    Local agent.  GEO. M. GEMMILL,  Merritt, B. C.  CANADIAN  Train leaves 12.35 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.40.  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation reserved  and complete passage booked to any part of Great  Britain. For rates and sailings apply to  P. H.  Agent  PUIITER  Merritt, B.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger  Ag< ht  Vancouver, B.C.  Nicola Vally  -Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry,  Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of=  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh  Fish  always  on  hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager],  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  MERRITT, B. C.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL   WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to  handle any  kind  of Building or  Construction   Work  W. A. BARNES  Contractor for Painting, Paper Hanging and  Kalsomining.  All Work Guaranteed  Eirst-class.  MERRITT,   B.  .C  G.A.Hankey&Co.  LIMITED.  Real Estate and Insurance  (Okanagan Lands  All Classes of Investments Placed.  Head Offices: -      - Vernon, B. .C  _��jV��i>_ff��5��3_l,_Hh_I_S�� r��>r%  ���"���'ffl���F"'  ���H   C*a*hl*>  fierriit Livery and Feed^taDse  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses.    Express meets  all trains.    Buggies for hire.  A. J. COUTEE, Prop.,  Merritt, B. .C  WM. COOPER  General Contractor of Plastering  BRICK, STOKE, CEMENT BLOCKS AND  GENERAL CEMENT WORK.  ALL WORK NEATLY AND PROMPTLY EXECUTED  PRESSED CEMENT STEPS, GRAVE STONES,  FENCE POSTS, ETC.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The ".hoicest of Beef, uli<rt, de, r*!viM   <i Ind  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop. rSl  THE NICOLA VALLEY ^EWSf  Friday. July 14, 19U  I  I  I  I  \  I  &Hi���  I have three lots of  which are 50 x 120 each in  size and that are fenced  in the Conklin estate and  close to Voght St., that I  will sell for $25 less than  what they were purchased for just one year ago.  The price I am asking for  the three lots is  and the terms are $200  cash and the balance $30  monthly or to suit purchasers. The above price  is only good   until   July  26th  HAVE YOU  If so I can offer you one  of the best buys in Merritt, namely lots 2, 3, 6,  in Lot 3. Block 36, situated between the C. P.  R. track and the Cold-  water bridge for, each  and the terms are $5.00  monthly or to suit the  purchaser. Only one lot  will be sold to one person  and no lots will be sold  before July 15th.  Shrewd investors are the  people that are buying  property today, they realize as did  Russell  Sage  to purchase property  when real estate is quiet  and sell when it booms is  shrewd finance, also remember that  $15,000,000  will be spent in B. C. by  the C. N. R. and will be  circulated through B. C.,  also do not forget that  millions of dollars will be  paid out by the banks to  the farmers of the prairies for their wheat this  fall.  Real Estate and  Financial Broker.  MERRITT, B. C.  Court Was Very  Contradictory  (Continued from page  one)  What were they doing?���They  were down near the brewery and  they asked me to have a drink  but I only had one it was in a  glass. It was Boch gave it to  her.  Did the other man give you  any?���No, I think the big man.  What was it you had to drink?  ���Beer.  Where did the man get ir from?  -Yes.  How many bottles did you see?  ���One.    The big man had it.  By Mr. Clarke: Did the man  give her the beer in a bottle?���  Interpreter: She says he poured  it into a glass.  Helen, an Indian woman speaking excellent English, was called  and sworn: Yesterday afternoon  I was down at Shulus and came  back and went down to J. Black-  wells place.     And then I took  Agnes to the brewery.     I don't  know what time it was.   1 was  down at Blackwells about   ten  minutes after six.    I was at the  brewery   maybe half past   six.  I was with   Agnes and Lizzie.  There was   three   men   I   saw  there.    Agnes drank one glass  of beer which the big man gave  her.  I had one glass.   The two  fellows said "you better have a  drink."     Agnes just   had one  glass of beer.   It came from one  of those bottles (Exhibits A and  B).  By Mr. Clarke: Ever seen these  men before ?���It's the first time  I eyer saw them.  You like beer sometimes ?~-  Yes! Yes!  Did not Agnes take the beer  from the bottle herself ?���No.  Did you see Agnes with the  bottle in her hand ? Did you see  Agnes take the bottle from this  big man ?���No.  Did you see big man give her  bottle ?���-The man asked us to  have a drink.  What did this fellow do, did he  ask you?���Yes, sure.  Are you quite certain ; he does  not speak English, mind ?���I am  sure. (This in reference to  Cabash.)  Mr. Grimmett then announced  that the case for the crown was  closed and Mr.' Clarke rose to  make an application.  "I submit,"hesaid, "and ask  your ruling on these points : that  this case against Boch must fail;  there was an illegal arrest, as  there was no warrant sworn out,  and it is not one of those offences  in which a constable is justified  a^rrestingyvith(OTt^=w^rantT  trate to unwittingly make a mistake, as I must confess you have  in this instance, your worship.'  I think, Mr. Clark that his worship misunderstood you.  Mr. Clarke : You have to state  a case.  The magistrate scratched his  head in perplexity and looked,  from one counsel to the other.  Then he said : The evidence here  is sufficient to convict without  hearing the evidence for defence.  Mr. Clarke: Take that down.  I demand that the stenographer  take that down���that the magistrate says that the evidence here  is sufficient to convict without  hearing the evidence for the  defence.  The magistrate: I gave the  conviction under the impression  that there would be no evidence  for defence. I asked you if you  were going to call any witnesses  for^defence and you said that you  were not.  Mr. Clarke : You did not. I did  not say that! I asked you for a  ruling upon the points I submitted  to you.  Mr. Clarke (after a pause): Do  I understand that'* you convict  after my'application ?        ���?. j;  The magistrate":" Under the  impression that there would be  no defence offered.  Mr. Clarke : There are no-impressions go here !   .-.,.���...  The magistrate: From the evidence I can take judicial- notice  that beer is an intoxicant.    '77.  Then followed argument, upon  the question as to, whether or not  the magistrate had called .upon  counsel for the defence for his  witnesses..;  Mr. Clarke : I submit. I am  going to refuse to call evidence in  view of your statement that you  convict, the prisoner; because I  consider it impossible for. you to  bring an impartial -mind tonbear  on the evidence I may bring after  this statement.  Mr. Grimmett: I must press  for a conviction.       ;  The magistrate :" I find the  prisoner guilty and fine him $75  and costs, or in default four  months'imprisonment.  WATER NOTICE  "in  That there is no evidence justify  ing you in sitting upon this case  at all, as there is no proof where  the offence was committed. That  there is no evidence that Agnes  is an Indian, or a non-treaty Indian who comes within Sec. 135  of the Indian Act. That the evidence of Agnes, Helen and Lizzie  should not have been received, as  they are accomplices. The usual  course of taking their plea of  guilty, or trying their case first,  was not followed. I also submit  that it has not been shown that  you have jurisdiction here."  Mr. Grimmett stated that it  had been an oversight, an acci  dent that he had failed to show  that Agnes was an Indian woman.  The bench could take judicial  notice of that fact, and also the  location of the scene of the offence alleged. His worship could  take judicial notice of the beer  being an intoxicant.  The magistrate then said that  he thought that that was satisfactory, and added' 'are you going  to bring any evidence on behalf  of prisoner. Mr. Clarke ? "  Mr. Clarke : "No, that is not  the question. I have submitted  several questions to you for your  ruling and I want your decision.  Magistrate : Well, I think Mr.  Grimmett has answered that,  Mr, Grimmett: Now, I don't  think we should allow the magis-  I, Frank Porter Patterson;'of Vancouver, B. C., physician, give notice  that on the 17th day of August, 1911,  I intend to apply to the Water Commissioner at Nicola, in his office, for a  license to take and use fifteen cubic  feet of water, per second from Canyon  Creek, a tributary of; Trout Creekjin  Nicola Division of Kamloops District.  The water is to be taken from the  stream about five miles above the  mouth, and is to be used on lots 1151,  1150, 1149 and 3755, and pre-emption  records^u^^r^54347=6093=aha=5867=ifr  Osoyoos District.  ��� FRANK PORTER PATTERSON  By his agent J. D;'Anderson,  of Trail, B.-'C.  Imperfect Kidney Action  Causes Rheumatism  Rheumatism with its kindred ailments  ���"iumbago, Wry Neck, Neuralgia, etc.,'  mually results from lodgments of uric  acid in the joints and muscles.  Now the chief function of the kidneys  ia to properly filter this poison from the  blood.  Only when they tail to do this is  Rheumatism probable.  Kidney weakness starts in various  ways. A sudden chill, after perspiring  freelyi sometimes settles in the kidneys  ���or an unusual strain may cause it.  Poisons which  should  be filtered out  of the system are pumped back into the  . blood, causing Uric Acid, the real cause  of Rheumatism,   Lumbago, Wry  Neck,  Neuralgia, etc.  -  In the earj^y stages Nyal's Stone Root  Compound will stop it.  Will start your kidneys working properly so that the Uric Acid is reabsorbed  and eliminated.  Away goes your Rheumatism, with it?  Perhaps these early warning twinges  have passed unheeded, and your Rheumatism has become deep seated. 5  Muscles all snarled up in knots as it  were. ���  Then, you'll need Nyal's Rheumatic  Cure.   -:���:"' i, >.  Ask your own druggist about these  remedies.  His opinion ia worth while.  Sola and Guaranteed by      ���;  Gemmill & Rankine     , Merritt.  You know that very well, of course.  Now* did you ever pause and wonder  whether or not this "staff of life" may be  made better for you and your family, more  nutritious, if a better grade of flour is put into  it?  IT IS A FACT !  Royal Household Flour contains more nutriment, pound for pound, than any other flour on  the market. ;l  Are Your Children Properly Fed?  LET us talk about the right feeding of children.  Of course, you v/ant your children to grow  up strong and healthy; you want to equip them  for the battle of life with rugged constitutions and  good red blood. Now, the first step is to see that  they are properly fed. And these words "properly  fed" mean much in the diet of children. For it isn't  quantity that counts, but quality. - ..'���  , There is no better food under. Heaven for  growing- children than plenty of first class bread  and butter. They thrive on it, grow strong and-fat  and rugged. Their systems crave it because it is a  complete, well-balanced food.  But the bread must be good���the very best, and the best is made  from ROYAL HOUSEHOLD FLOUR which contains the/////  nutriment of the best Red Fyfe wheat���for only wheat of this  character contains enough of the right quality gluten to balance the  starch. Gluten makes bone and muscle, starch makes fat. It takes  thc right combination of both to make properly balanced bread.  Bread made from OGILVIE'S ROYAL HOUSEHOLD  FLOUR is richest in blood building, muscle building, health building  gluten.   Children like it better and thrive better on it.  "With "Royal Household" you reed never  have anything but the very best results for it is always  the same, absolutely uniform, year in and year out  and is jrjt as good for Pastry as it is for Bread.  If parents knew this important difference  between  ROYAL HOUSEHOLD  =FLO U R^and^othcr^flourT  they would  never use any  but   "ROYAL  HOUSEHOLD"  Send In your name *nd  address also the name of ynur  dealer to The Ojjilvle Fiour  Mills Co.. Limited. Winnipeg,  and pet that splendid hook of  ,��c��' ���������������'!'���� called "Os'hiits'  Book for a CooJt."  Think this over then come and see us.  ;"??'<���������'. J.-'-'i  ���.V*    iU-'x'rai.-  GENERAL PROVIDERS  New Howse Block Quilchena Avenue  Ono for each everyday ailmoat

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