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Array X;7<?7'  Vol. 2, No   16  MERRITT, B. C; JUNE 2,  1911  Price 5 Cents  Active Work of  Organization  Officers of Volunteer Fire  Brigade Elected.  At a well attended meeting in  the court house on Wednesday  evening the officers of the Merritt Fire Department, the title  adopted after a brief discussion  by the meeting, were elected.  His Worship Mayor Eastwood  was made honorary president and  J. W. Ellis was elected president.  A. B. Kenedy was elected vice-  president, and James A. Simpson  secretary- treasurer.  The Committee in charge of  the hall of Monday evening reported on the state of the finances  and after a brief discussion, on  the motion of J. Hutchison, seconded by H. Gates, it was decided to place the account with the  Bank of Montreal.  When it came to the nomination of the chief of the brigade  the names of B. Bewley and H.  Gates were placed in nomination  but no vote was taken as it was  thought advisable to leave the  lists open to enable any other  candidates to come forward; and  thus to ensure that proper interest be aroused.  The lists of members of the  brigade, composed of men who  have signified their intention of  turning out to drills, was after  some discussion declared closed.  Anyone else who wishes to join  the brigade will have to be voted  on at the meetings of the brigade.'  Following are the volunteers to.  -date:���  Archie Little, F. A. Reid, P.  McLean, F. P. Smith, B. Bewley  J. D. Leechman, E. Riley, W. S.  Holdsworth, T. A. Flynn, A. L.  Hoggan, F. Steel, G. S. Meikle-  john, D. Crawfurd, E. Durham,  A. Quinville, A. H. Hayward, G.  D. Gibbs, W. L. Bradley, E. Jones  J. Smith, A. Jackson, Malcolm  Mackenzie, O. Ragsdale, H. Ackman, H. Gate, Jas. Simpson, R.  L. Thomas,- F. Slough, D. Edwards, E. L. Darrah, J. Food,  G, N. Bennett, C- Falconer, Joe  Holler, Otto Nitze, D. Smiih, A.  Kay, G. Gemmill, J. Leitch, J.  Hutchison, L. Ragsdale, CG. B.  Armstrong, A B. Kennedy,  JFrank=M.=Goffee,=A,=F;=Rankine  and W. Clarke.  Malcom McKenzie and B. Bewley were appointed a committee  to interview agents of insurance  companies with a view to ascertaining what the companies they  represented would be willing  to subsribe to the funds of the  brigade. It is expected that all  the insurance companies will be  only too willing to assist the  brigade.  Messrs Bewley, Gate, Rankine  and the president, ex-officio,  were appointed a committee of  four to draft by-laws by which  the members will be governed in  their work.  Messrs Hutchison, Coffee and  Quinville were appointed to interview the council to ascertain  what the latter are prepared to  do to assist the brigade in purchasing equipment.  The secretary was instructed  to purchase all necessary books  and materials which he may need  and to communicate with various  chiefs in the interior as to equipment required, and the meeting  adjourned.  Following is the report of the  committee which had charge of  the dance arrangements.  appointed to get up a dance under  the auspices of the proposed Fire  Department beg to report that  the dance was a great success,  both socially and financially.  Following is a detailed statement :  Tickets Sold and Paid  up    $154.00  Refreshments.  Sale of Cakes .  Donations   Tickets not returned.  21.85  19.95  18.00  $213.80  18.00  I  By Expenses     $27.60  This committee wishes to extend a hearty vote of. thanks to  the ladies of Merritt for their  generous support in the supplying of refreshments and helping  out generally with the dance.  We also wish to thank the Merritt  Band and those who supplied the  music, as well as the stores who  so generously gave everything  needed in making this the most  successful dance ever given in  Merritt, both in attendance and  financially.  (Signed)   J. W. Ellis.  J. A. Simpson.  H. Gate/  Kamloops  Encampment  Local Squadron  B. C. Horse to  Leave Sunday  Merritt, B. C,  To the Merritt Fire Dept.  Gentlemen, - The  committee  On Sunday morning the members of 1. 2, 3 and 4 troops of D  Squadron, B. C. Horse, will commence their.-march-to -Kamloops,  to take part in the annual manoeuvres of the militia forces of  the province.  During the past few weeks the  approach of the. encampment  gave a decided impetus to the  drills of the; squadron and; the|  members are confident that they  will acquit themselves in competition with the squadrons from  other sections of the interior in  a manner creditable to the Nicola Valley.  S. Q. M. S. George Osmond  will not accompany No 3 Troop,  he having been despatched to  the old country as the representative of the squadron on the Coronation contingent. Lieutenant  Foster, of No 1 Troop is also ab-  sent,Jbut=with-about=five=excep-  tions the rest of the troops are  complete.  In all the troopers will be  away fifteen days.  Following is a list of those who  are going from the valley:���  Merritt, No. 1 Troop.  Major Flick.  S.S.M., A. S. Howes.  Sergeant J. Smith ; Corp). J. Arthur.  Troopers Ragsdale, Flynn, Little,  Wilcox, Jamieson, Fortune, McLean,  Matthews, Smallett, Stackhouse.  Nicola, No. 2 Troop.  Captain Nash ; Lieut. Matthews.  Sergeant Heslop; Corporal Murray ;  Corporal Weir.  Troopers Scale, Pooley, J.   Murray,  F. Murray, G. Murray, McPhail, Hunter,  Riley,    Kilner,    Hawkins;   Archibald,  Subject, Lawson.  Middlesboro, No. 3 Troop.  Lieut. Campbell.  Sergeant Smith ; Corporal E. Pearce;  Corporal L. Pearce.  Troopers Fairfoull, Baxter. Bradley,  Sim, King, McBeath, Swan, Smith,  Charlton, Ackman.  Lower Nicola, No. 4 Troop.  Lieut. Broome.  S. F. Sergeant Wilson.  Trooper Woodward, Smith, Jackson,  Collett, Cleasby, Johnson, Collins,  Raspberry. Brash, Royle, Rhodes and  Cooper.  ���"O    ' '  Tomorrow, June 3rd, will be the forty-sixth anniversary of the  birthday of His Majesty King George V. In honour of the event the  Dominion Government has declared a public holiday, and every place of  business in the city will be closed: < ^.jry.flagstaff vvilJ carry the Union  Jack and the Canadian ensign.    ���-'- >il ;  King George was born at M1."'r��'<3��cough House, London, June 3rd,  1865. He is the second son of King~'Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.  At the time of his birth, seventeen-months after that of Prince Victor,  Duk* of Clarence, it was not ti'wight that he would ever ascend the  throne of the Empire. When tV/ !ve years of age he entered his naval  career at Dartmouth, on board R\'.'-tf. S.Britania. Two years later he  was transferred to H.M.S. Bacchante-jWhere he did his first cruising and  made a tour of the world. He served;; later' on H.M.S. Canada and in  1881 was made a full lieutenant. In '89 he received his first independr  ent command, that of a torpedo boat. ^'August 24th, 1891 he was made  a commander and given command of a gunboat. It is related of him that  on one occasion be received a commandfrom his father to attend some  court function. He replied that his admiral's orders came before those  of his father and put to sea. The beginning of 1892 saw the death of  the Duke of Clarence and he became heir to the throne. On the death  of Queen Victoria he became Prince of Wales, his father becoming =  King Edward VII.    On May 6th, 1910 he ascended the throne.  King George will be crowned June 22nd, the anniversary of the day  on which the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria was celebrated.   It was  for that occasion that Rupyard Kipling wrote the great "Recessionra", "  the followin3 three verses of which must stir the soul of every member "  of the Greatest Empire the world ever saw.  "God of our fathers, known of old,  "Lord of our far-flung battle-line,  "Beneath whose awful Hand we hold  "Dominion over palm and pine���  "Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,  "Lest we forget���lest we forget!  "The tumult and the shouting dies;  "The captains and the kings depart;  "Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,  "An humble and a contrite heart.  "Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,  "Lest we forget���lest we forget!  "Far-called our navies melt away;  "On dune and headland "sinks the fire;  "Lo; all our poriip of yesterday   "Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!  "Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,  "Lest we forget���lest we forget !  the ice cold water upon them  when heated. What the loss  amounts to is not yet known.  The fact that the fire fighters  were able to prevent the fire  spreading is due to the 'very effective water system of the company.  LONDONER INVESTS  GerrardKoop, of London, Eng.,  | whose father is a stockholder in  the Diamond Vale Collieries, and  who recently visited the valley  with ��� his brother and W. Megloughlin, an Ottawa financier, returned here on Monday evening.  He went up to Nicola on Thursday evening en route to Kamloops.    While in this city he invested in several thousand dollars  worth of city property.    He is  particularly pleased with all he  has seen in the valley and looks  for an even more rapid growth  in the next twelve months.   Mr.  Megloughlin,   as   stated in the  News some weeks ago, will return   to  the valley during the  summer.  Transportation  Difficulty-  General Manager's Promise and  Operating Table  Pythians are  Many Local Men Have Become  Knights in Merritt.  Nicola Valley Lodge No. 46, of  the Knights of Pythias, was instituted in this city on Tuesday  evening by Past Grand Chancellor J. L. Brown, of Kamloops,  assisted by eight delegates from  the Primrose Lodge, the Kam-  loops lodge,  of this^flourishing.  About fifty people attended the  auction sale at the Tamerton  ranch this week and the sales  realized about $900.  Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone, of  London. Eng., arrived in the valley looking for an investment.  organization.  Sixteen neophytes were initir  ated into the ancient and mysterious functions of Ye Goat; to  the huge delight of the senior  members of the society. It was  arranged, however, that their  injured feelings would be solaced  by a banquet at Ye Sign of Ye  Star Restaurant, conducted by  Knight Frank Steel; and particular care was taken by the  latter to ensure that the viands  would meet with the approval of  the new members.  The delegates from Primrose  Lodge arrived in the city early j  in the day, to look over the.  ground and make proper preparations for the subjugation of  the innocents; but they were  themselves subjugated by the  provincial police, who required  their chauffeurs to show cause  as to why they failed to carry  their license numbers on their  automobiles. However, they  were not at all downcast and the  work of the evening made them  forget the minor difficulty of the  forenoon.  The work of organizing the  branch of the K. P's here was  undertaken by Knights Reid, McGregor, Little and Steel some  time ago, and such is its reputation that they had no difficulty  in finding men who were willing  to offer themselves as candidates  for initiation.   The members  in  the Convention of the Knights  of Pythias in Kamloops, early in  the month, were communicated  with and appointed Past Grand  Chancellor Brown to conduct the  initiation. Now that the lodge  has been instituted here, there  are quite a number of others who  have expressed a desire to become members of it, and it is  probable that another initiation  will be held in the near future.  The   candidates  initiated  on  Tuesday evening were Messrs A.  .Carrington^W^GrannarO.^Rag^  sdale, Ed. Jones, F. J. Smith,  D. Crawford, S. Allison, R. B.  Reid, J. Dunn, James Slater, D.  Pryde, John Garrock, W. Cooper,  W. Brown, A. Hinds and A.  Strang. Aid. F. A. Reid was  transferred to the local lodge  from St John. N. B.  The members who put on the  degrees here were Past Grand  Chancellor J, L. Brown and Grand  Prelate R. McKay and Knights;  B. S. Burchell, J. C. Dobson, Ed.  Campbell, W. Mitchell, E. V.  Shaw, Ralph Michell and B. M.  Tindall.  NEW PLAN OF-CITY  A most up-to-date plan of the  city of Merritt is now completed  by Harold Greig, the local real  estate broker. ' It is by. far  the most correct and elaborate  plan of the city ever compiled,  and shows very plainly all subdivisions to date, also all district  lot numbers are placedMn boundaries, and all map numbers ;  thus it is very easy for a person  to locate property and the dimensions oh the\plan. X-: ":"���'  A blue-print of the same, can  ���be had f rom Harold\Gjceig for $5,  anH "at. this "price, considering the"  vast amount of work and expense  entailed in compiling the above  plan there should be a ready  demand for prints.  NICOLA TENNIS CLUB  On   Wednesday  evening   the  Nicola Tennis Club members held  their  annual   meeting  for   the  election of officers.   There was a  large attendance of tennis enthusiasts and keen interest in the  elections, which resulted in the  election of the following :  [President: J. F.S. Gillum.  Vice-president: A. E. Meiville.  Secy.-Treas.: Rev. J. Thompson.  Committee : Mesdames Seal, Lee,  G. Murray and Lainson.  It was decided to officially open  the^asononSaturdayjii'ternoon,;  "Jurie~3rd, the King's Birthday.  Tennis will be played on the fine  court of the club and afternoon  tea will be served by the ladies.  The members of Merritt Tennis  Gab are cordially invited to be  present on this occasion.  There are quite a number of  expert racket-wielders in Nicola  this season, and they will make  it decidedly interesting for local  players who endeavour to lift  the cup.  REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY  The following sales are record-/  ed by Harold Greig :  F. J. Smith, Lots 7 and 9 in  Lot 3, Block 31; J. Nicolson, Lot  8 in Lot 3, Block 31; Robert Dis-  hart, three-roomed cottage and  Lot 1 in Lot 3, Block 31; Alex.  Mclntyre, Lot 19 in Central View;  A. E. Collett, Lot 10 in Central  View.  FIRE AT MIDDLESBORO  About half past ten last evening the blacksmith and machine  shop of the Nicola Valley Coal  and Coke company was destroyed  by a fire which is believed to have  originated by spontaneous combustion. Pract ically all the tools  in the place were spoiled, either     ������������.  by the flames or by the action of j put will be 100tons*per hour.  COSTLY IMPROVEMENTS  The Nicola Valley Coal and  Coke Company have signed contracts with the Sullivan Machine  company, of Chicago, and Schaef-  fer Brothers, of the same city,  for four thousand feet of diamond  drilling, and the installation of a  new tipple and coal-washing  machine, respectively. The contracts involve an expenditure of  approximately forty thousand  dollars. In addition to this the  company are expending seven  thousand dollars in driving a  tunnel to connect with the tipples  and do away With the steep chute  at present used to bring the coal  downhill to No. 1 tipple. By this  means the breaking of the coal  will be done away with to a great  extent. At present there is a  considerable waste through the  coal smashing coming down the  chute. Superinteddent Graham  contemplates the purchase of a  small diamond drill to be used  wherever a fault is found. This  with the other improvements indicated will bring the expenditure  to over $50,000. When the improvements are complete the out-  Last week the letter sent by  the joint   committee   from the  Merritt and Nicola Valley Boards  of Trade   to   General Manager  Bury of the C. P. R., in  which  a direct   passenger   service   to  Spence's Bridge was asked for,  was published in these columns.  'On  Wednesday evening, in  response, G. B., Armstrong received  the following telegram from Mr.  Bury :  Winnipeg Man. 31-5-11.  G. B. Armstrong, Board of Trade,  '        Merritt, B. C.  Your favor'25th.  It was Mr. Busteeds' intention to establish following passenger service Nicola Sub-Division.  Leave Nicola 12.15k Merritt 13.35 arrive Spence'sBridge 14.30k.  Connect No. 3 at 14.53.  f Southbound connecting No. 4 at 16.21k  Leaving Spences Bridge 16.45 Merritt  18.40 arrive Nicola 19k.  This will be inaugurated June 5th.  George Bury.  In reply to the above, G. B.  Armstrong wired Mr. Bury,  him for the answer he gave. - It  .will be seen that the train service  promised by Mr. Bury would be  of great benefit to the residents  of the. valley ; but���-        . ���-.  Though Mr. Bury states that it  was Mr. Busteed's intention to  inaugurate the above schedule on  June 5th, which is the first day  in next week, the operating timetable received here- yesterday  shows an' entirely different arrangement contemplated by Mr.  Busteed. According to this table  there will be no improvement at  all in the service. The train will  leave here in the morning half  an hour later than usual; but  that is all.  However, Monday will show  what the real intention of the  company is in regard to this  matter. Until then there is nothing to do but withold judgment.  If Mr. Bury fails to implement  the promises made early in the  week it will become a matter for  plain talking.  Some disappointment will be  felt at the reply, which appears  ibelowr=which==Su^erintendeht  Fletcher sent to the letter of  complaint in regard to the telegraph service throughout the  valley. It is understood, however, that the superintendent is  making arrangements for a sep-  erate wire west of Spence's  Bridge :  Vancouver, B.C.,  May 30th, 1911.  Frank M. Coffee, Esq.,  Secretary Merritt Board of Trade,  Merritt, B. C.  Dear Sir,  Replying to yours of the27th inst.,  re  telegraph   service   in    the   Nicola  Valley.  This question was considered last  year, and an estimate to provide the  needed facilities was prepared. This  estimate was laid aside in view of  future changes, which, when complete,  will give us wire facilities to spare west  of Kamloops.  ��,The present system of despatching  trains, is to be superseded by telephones.  New copper wires will be required for  this purpose and the present wires will  be relinquished to commercial' uses.  These changes will be made early next  year, and in view of these; changes, no  doubt it was thought inexpedient to  spend money, needlessly this year.  I think I am- safe in going on record  that your district will have direct communication with Vancouver next year  early, and in the meantime I shall do  all possible to improve and facilitate  the   service   at   Spence's   Bridge.     I,  realize  that   doing   business   through  another office  is  a slow piocess, and  with such an important district as the  Nicola Valley, I appreciate as much as -  your   honorable   body   can,   that   the "  quicker   we   can   dispense   with   this -  manner of doing business, the better ,  for all concerned.  Yours truly,  J. Fletcher,  Superintendent. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, June 2, 1911  When a man has perforce to place a price limit on his  clothes expenditure, he'll find that limited appropriations carry a broader purchasing power when spent  in this, the Diamond Vale Supply Company, Limited,  store, than elsewhere.    For instance, where else can  |y,,J y^.  V:  mm  3  1  Kay .wjv  fkbwy+^H  purchase clothing of such marked distinction of style  and fine finish as these we feature in this announcement Every C N. R. suit embodies the cleverest  thought, the finest tailor work, for it is the creation  of a tailoring organization that is as good as the best  and better than the most.  Oor stock is large and we have a varied range to select from.  We   also   take   special   orders   for  men who are  hard  to  fit.  L"     ���::^^i.,;?^v.-<<vrt.      '". fcA*-5^S:':>v>>:"'- ���.���':**  TRUN  S  SUIT CASES  y Aji-y^^z^ijy&f&^^sy^y^A   j���^ _   We  have  received a   large   shipment of  Trunks of  all  sizes  and  prices  6  to $12  Suit Cases in great variety, in linen and leather lined.  Prices  from 75c to  iJV      I��      U/l.^1.  DRY GOO DS  GROCERIES        BOOTS AND SHOES  LADIES' WEAR       MEN'S FURNISHINGS       HARDWARE Friday, June 2, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Ml  Ml  7y f  y  1  A Good Place  to Eat  is appreciated by everyone.  What is nicer than to sit  down to a "good square" in  a comfortable, airy dining  room, where everything is  spick and span and the service prompt and accurate ?  You naturally enjoy your  meal���you feel in good humor, and your digestive organs do not get out of tune.  In the  ELIT  you will find just such an  ideal place, with home cooking that cannot be surpassed. Just give it one trial  ���and then tell your friends.  $7 TICKET, $6  MRS. J. BOCH, Proprietress  QUILCHENA AVE. MERRITT  Opposite Bennett &'Reid's  CANFORD NOTES  Archdeacon Pugh was a visitor  here a few days since.  President G. H. Braman of the  Nicola Valley White Pine Company, Canford, arrived from the  East this week.  Mr.   Hardiman  from the coast.  has   returned  S. B. Bright, C. E., with Mrs.  Bright and family, also Miss  Charles, are visiting Canford and  are the guests of Mr. Hardiman.  Mr. Bright is making a tour of  this district, as far as the Otter  Valley.  Messrs. Meeker, Cogswell and  Stewart spent Sunday in Merritt.  A. B. KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  Rev. Walker  Sunday.  held service on  The season, though backward,  is giving promise of great things  and thei valley is now looking  superb.  ment of" city property are-contemplated. It is understood that  assurances of the necessary franchises have already been received.  Charle3 A. Barnum, manager of  the Dominion Security Company,  engineered the deal and is now  in Winnipeg, making arrangements for a big publicity campaign for Revelstoke.  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  DAILY  STAGE  SERVICE  A stage will leave the erritt  livery stables every morning at  8 o'clock for the end of construction on the Kettle Valley up the  Coldwater. Stage leaves the  other end at the same hour daily.  Baggage and express carried.  RHODES SCHOLAR FOR B. C.  Mr. Joseph B. Clearihue, a native son of Victoria and scion of  one of the pioneer families of  that capital city, in which he  was born on Dec. 20, 1887, will  go to Oxford University very  shortly as the British Columbia  Rhodes scholarship holder of  1911.  Mr. Clearihue, who is a graduate of Victoria Colege here,  taught school for three years at  Ashcroft, South Wellington and  in this city, later attending McGill University and graduating  with honors in economics and  political science.  ALEX.  COUTLEE Prop.  Steamfitting  PIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP���Repairing of  oil kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  wish fo sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  NICOLA AVENUE  V  _^  PULPW0QD AREAS  A deal has just been  closed  whereby an American syndicate  with which are associated F. C.  Adams, of Portland, Ore.,  and  Charles A.   Barnum,   of Revelstoke, obtains control of at least  700,000 acres of timber and pulp-  wood areas in  the Interior, together  with ��� considerable   land  adjacent for the purpose of subdivision.    It is the intention of  this sydicate to erect a large pulp  and paper mill in Revelstoke, a  large sawmill at Big Eddy, close  to that city, and a power plant  sufficient for the purposes of both  concerns.    For the erection of  the pulp mill George Hardy, an  expert in New York, has been  engaged to prepare plans, and is  already=at=\vork-;���while=in=the  very near future a dam engineer  will be brought from Montreal  for the purpose of planning a dam  across the Columbia river about  three miles out of Revelstoke,  which will supply the energy for  driving all the machinery.   The  large dam will be   constructed  with a lock permitting steamers  to pass through the river  unmolested, and a spillway for logs.  This will cost in the neigborhood  of $1,250,000.   Two millions of  dollars is the initial capital arranged for, but this will be increased later as the plans for the  various enterprises progress.   It  is conservatively estimated that  the   combined   enterprises   will  employ hundreds of men.   As a  feature of this industrial develop-:  ment, the intallation of a street  railway system at Revelstoke by  the Dominion Security Company,  and other plans for the imprbve-  W. SCHMOCK AT HEDLEY  The following from the Hedley  Gazette will prove of interest to  many in this city concerning, as  it is understood to, an ex-resident  of the community, William Schmock.  "Last week an iron expert  named Smoot (Schmoch) made a  visit to a new group of claims on  Alexis or Old Tom creek which  emties into the Similkameen river  about a mile below Coldwater  creek near Ashmola station which  lies about half way betweet Hedley and Keremebs."  This is a new role for Mr. Sch-  moch. He is understood to be in  Vancouver at present interesting  capital in his mining ventures.  There is a body of hematite on  Old Tom creek and the Gazette  goes on to say: "Smoot the expert who made the examination  is said to have been rather astonished at what he saw and cannot understand how it has lain  so long when the existence of  the deposit was known so long  ago."  couver on Saturday from Kamloops, a body, supposed to be  that of W. Sinclair, who has been  rnissing since April 26, has been  discovered floating in the lake  just west of Kamloops, Sinclair  when he disappeared, was on his  way to Vancouver with a carload  of horses from Ontario. That  he reached Kamloops safely was  shown by the fact that he. had  fed his horses there. Later his  valise and some of his clothing  were found behind the C. P. R.  station at Kamloops and open enquiries being madeit was found  that he was missing.  No trace of him was found till  today, when a body, supposed to  be that of Sinclair was discovered  floating in the lake near Kamloops. The wire states that papers belonging to Sinclair were  found in the clothing.  The missing man is supposed  to have had friends in this city,  and the provincial police have  made the request that they at  once communicate with the local  office to assist in identifying the  body.  IMPERIAL COUNCIL  The Standard,   regarding  the  al-  the  W. A.BARNES  Contractor for Painting, Paper Hanging and  Kalsomining.  All Work Guaranteed First-class.  MERRITT,   B.  C.  imperial council, says that  though it sympathizes with  views of Sir Joseph Ward, says  it confesses its inability to see  how the conference could fail to  arrive at the conclusion that the  time was not ripe for the establishment of such a scheme as  Premier Ward suggests. Nevertheless; concludes the Standard  the day may yet come, sooner, in  fact, than some people expect,  when it may be needed.  The Daily Chronicle, anent the  proposal laid before the conference for the establishment of a  standing committee, says that  the opinion of the premiers taking part in the conclave is somewhat reserved. The fact is, asserts the Chronicle, that the governing motive in the minds of  the premiers is the maintenance  of, or even the extension of, the  autonomy of their respective  states, and from this viewpoint  they regard every proposal submitted to them.  The Daily Mail, discussing the  forthcoming census, says the  future of=CanadafAustraliarNew  Zealand depends upon the capacity of the British race to fill  their vacant spaces. The United  Kingdom is the only reservoir  from which to drain people to  meet this need, but from the  domestic standpoint this wave of  emigration in disquieting, for  men do not leave their homes in  the motherland when conditions  are favourable.  The Daily News, anent the  imperial council, says the course  of the social policy of the empire  depends solely upon its naval and  foreign policy or the conflict between the imperial parliament  defence committee and the parliaments of the various states,  which would arise inevitably,  would shatter the empire.  The Daily Graphic says that  the premiers attending the imperial conference, having shared  the secrets of the foreign office  defence committee, it is obviously  necessary that the dominions be  kept in close touch with the evolution of these secrets. Right  Hon. Lewis Harcourt's advisory  committee should hold the same  relations with the foreign office  as it is proposed to extend with  regard to the colonial office.  TROUBLE IN SIGHT ?  Intimation that, within ten  years' time, the red flag may be  seen on Pennsylvania avenue,  which was made in Washington,  D.C., by Senatsr Cummins of  Iowa, is causing great discussion  as the most plain-spoken expression by any member of congress  since the conflict between capital  and labor began.  Addressing the graduates of  the Washington college of law.  Senator Cummins said :  ���'' Within one decade we shall  see whether the today's grievances are to be settled legally or  in the manner that has existed  for 2000 years���by revolution^  violence, terror and bloodshed.  The greatest problem we are  facing is the vuestion of distributing the nation's vast wealth;  "I do not for a moment suggest  that there should be equality of  fortune. Openness of opportunity is what ���= is needed today.  Business is being, concentrated  in the hands of a few and the  vast opportunities once existing  are rapidly being removed."  ASKED TO  EXPLAIN  John H. Allan and Whidden  Graham, of the firm of Allan and  Graham, New York, were summoned on Thursday by the senate finance committee to appear  next Monday to produce the literature which they had issued in  opposition to the Canadian_jrec^  SINCLAIR'S BODY  According to a wire   received  by the provincial police in Van-  iprocity bill and to substantiate  the claim made in their behalf by  the National Grange that their  activities were made in the capacity of lawyers for the farmers.  The inquiry also was arranged  for the purpose of ascertaining  whether the members of this firm  had been engaged to ' manufacture opposition" to the Canadian  bill.  "This firms members are not  licensed or practicing lawyers,"  Senator Stone said, ' 'but are what  to put it mildly, are called 'promoters,' such as are frequently  employed to push along certain  matters of legislation. They  are not attorneys in the sense  that I understand Mr. Hull to  mean."  Senator Gailinger, whose frank  it is said, was used by Allen and  Graham to send out some of the  reciprocity matter to grangers,  said that people had a right to  object to the bill, and he himself  had sent anumber of letters opposing it. He asked that N. J.  Bachelder, president "of the National Grange, be informed of the  committee's action, as he might  wish to attend the hearing on  Monday. He read a telegram,  wherein Mr. Bachelder said that  Allen and Graham had been acting for the legislative committee  of the grange in the work they  had done.  General Contractor of Plastering  BRICK, STONE, CEMENT BLOCKS AND  GENERAL CEDENT WORK.  ALL WORK NEATLY AND PROMPTLY EXECUTED  PRE88ED CEMENT STEPS, GRAVE STONES,  FENCE POSTS, ETC.  ���?'*i  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  IC0UNTRY--JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  WM   HI$InTYRE; Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  staurant  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.^  Have you tried the Star Yet ?  STEEL & FAULKNER  Proprietors.  Phone 37  P. O. Boz 7  & Clarke  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  All Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt Factories.  & Fleming  Building Contractors  SPECIALTY:   Plastering  and Concrete Work.  Estimates on all lines cheerfully given.  P. O. Box 50. Merritt, B. C.  erritt Ho t e  . Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the beat.  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, B. C. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, June 2, 1911  Established 1817.  Capital  (all paid up)  Cash and Undivided Profits    -  Total Assets  Head Office:    Montreal  $14,400,000.00  $12,961,789.11  $240,000,000.00  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING   BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  Branches in   the   Nicola Valley  MERRITT: NICOLA:  A. W. STRICKLAND. Manager. J. F. S. GILLUM, Acting Sub-Agent  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance  Six months $1.00  FRANK M. COFFEE  J.W.ELLIS       -    ������'-  EdStor  Manager.  One dollar per inch per month fsr 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 large contract ad-  ; rcrtising.  'Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS .  P*0, Box 20 Merritt.  Phone 25.  :  WILEY WILFRED  B.C  EXPLANATION   CALLED   FOR  There was great surprise not  only among millmen, but among  the public generally at the statement; which appeared in the  Colonist of Sunday, under a  Seattle date, and was as follows:  " What is said to be the largest  individual lumber order ever  awarded one firm in the Puget  Sound district was placed with a  Seattle firm today by the Grand  Trunk Pacific railway. The contract calls for 8,000,000 feet of  lumber, to be used in railway  construction in British Columbia.  The lumber will be sawed .������by  Seattle mills."  ��� We have made inquiries among  the local sawmill men and have  been informed that this order  could have been filled here and  that the Seattle prices could have  been met. By this we do not  understand that the local millmen  know what the price to be paid  is, but only speaking from their  general knowledge of conditions  they feel satisfied that they could  fill the contract at prices as favorable to the company as any Seattle  concern can. Under these cirr  cumstances we think the people  of British Columbia and of Canada, as a whole are entitled to  some explanation of the reason  why this great contract should  have   been   sent   to   a   foreign  prmntry  The   people   of   Canada   are  In an open letter to'Sir Wilfrid  Laurier   the    "Sunday   Times,"  says in part:    "Empire-.is,, your  greatest theme apd you preserve  it Un, a fine^ syrup' of bjautiful  words.    In 1896 you deliberately  turned    your - -Jback-   ;uppn   the  United States,   thereby gaining  a position-in which 'you   have  since   been; so   picturesque   an  ornament.    You .have become at  once an: Imperialist1 andia Nationalist.    When you saw Canada  :become symmetrical? and strong,  manufacture balancing agriculture, a tariff wall enabling her  to offer, resistance, sto the^suck'  arid pull'of Her neighbor,   your  reward for so intelligently-realizing the policy of others was to  be called an imperial statesmen.  You   rested   your    support   on  British-Canadians^ and  at   the  same time icbntrived |to�� retain  the support of Quebec prbvincif  alists . by    resisting    Canadian  sentiment favorable to helping  the Imperial navy.   Successfully  for several years you have playr  edthe part of Mr.  Facing Both  Ways.    If ypu are sapping Imperial   i riterests   you    are   also  undermining Canadian National^  ism."  .>: Surely   this lis -the most  kindest cut of "all K >  find political and social conditions satisfactory, and no occasion would be likely  to arise for the interference of then-  respective home governments in the  affairs of the Commonwealth. Moreover the American and German people  would readily assimilate with the Australians and in time form a homogeneous  people. The danger for the future is  to be sought in Asia, and ��� it is against  this that our fellow Britishers are seeking to guard. Sir Edmund Barton, a  former premier of the Commonwealth,  declared himself to be determined on  preserving what he called "A White  Australia," and this is now the watchword of all the people. They are^ resolved to keep out, if they can, Japanese  and Chinese alike. They do not stop to  ask questions as to the degree of civilization and refinement to which the  Oriental has attained. They simply  will not have him at all.  It is very easy to lay this   down as a  rule of policy, and there is no present  reason to apprehend that either  Japan  or China contemplates   an   invasion of  Australia.   Doubtless no one would more  strenuously deny any intention of occupying.Australia than Japanese   statesmen, and doubtless also while an understanding exists between the government  of that country and the British govern-j  ment there will be no disturbance of the  status  quo;   but   when   Japan   grows  stronger, and China is able to be aggressive there may be a change.    With  the progress of the Oriental empires towards Occidental civilization there will  come a demand by their people for more  elbow room, and there is no place where  it can be more   readily   found  than   in  Australia.  un-  spending millions upon millions  to provide the Grand Trunk  Pacific with a railway from ocean  to ocean, and when it comes to  awarding a contract out of which  Canadian industries could make  a decent profit, alien manufacturers are given the preference.  We think we are right also when  we say that the contract between  the railway company and the  provincial government, under  which the company was given the  fee of the site of Prince Rupert  and certain other valuable concessions, provided that, other  things being equal, the company  shall purchase its supplies in  British Columbia. The placing  of this order is in direct opposition to this agreement.  We are indisposed to employ in  this or any connection language  which is unnecessarily severe;  and we do not like to reach conclusions from insufficient premises ; but it seems impossible  to suggest any satisfactory explanation for this transaction,  which on the face of it looks like  a gross breach of faith on the  part of the company. It is an  extraordinary thing to go abroad  that British Columbia cannot  supply the timber necessary for  the building of this railway.  Certainly explanations are in  order.���Colonist.  We read in the Vancouver  World this week'thatChief"Chaini-  berlin of that. city^h^d. left for  the east to attend the convention  of chiefs of police of the Dominion. It reminded us of the meet--  ing of the chiefs in , Van couver  last year* when. Chief Trudel, of  Ottawa/ occupiedi theJ&air. His  favorite expression, 'to call the  members' attention,-5was; "Gen-  tlemen,; thereMsa ^movement in  front of the chair!" Then he  would rap'with his gravel and  read out the .motion before the;  meetingy��� y_yy U.y  We herewith extend to our contemporary, the Merritt Herald,  our . congratulations upon their  achievement=of=a=reeord=which is  practically unique in jourrialism.  Four editors.in six months! Four  different, distinct and divergent  editorial policies! Verily is Consistency a rare ^and valuable jewel!  As that valuable American journal, Life, remarks: "Aut scissors  aut nullus!"  The thanks of the residents of  the valley are due tne joint committee which drafted-the letter  to. Mr. Bury in regard to a passenger service, and to the latter  for his prompt action in the matter. It is to be hoped that Superintendent of Telegraphs Fletcher will show an ��� improvement in  his department in the immediate  future.  A GRAVE^ROBLEMf|y  An Australian ' writer {says J** that  Queensland/can support a population of  50,000,000 and now has only one-hundredth part of that number of inhabitants. That the Island Continent can  easily support 100,000,000 is beyond any  question. In the existence of this vast  field for population we have a problem  not easily disposed of in view of the  land hunger of the people of the world.  Not long ago it was pointed out by an  English writer that the eyes of the  United States might before long be  directed to this land, and he also suggested that Germany might desire to  colonize it. We do not think there need  be any apprehension, of the result, of  colonization of Australia by people from  either of those countries, for. they would  NO REAL FEAR 0E LAW  Soon or late the inherent lawlessness of the people of ...the  United States must bring that  country to grief, if not disaster.  It is not the lawlessness of stray  individuals which prompts this  gloomy prediction, nor that of  localities, nor of mobs, but the  universal attitude of lawlessness  which is liable to reveal itself  anywhere the moment anything  outside of the normal occurs.  Lynchings are bad enough in  themselves, but worse still, they  are but symptoms of a general  lawlessness���a universal expectation that; not justice, but'violence, or at any rate force, will  determine the outcome of anything. When one man quarrels  with another and in anger kills  him almost anywhere in the  United States, he is either lynched by a mob, killed by a posse  or, if he can escape these instant  and immediate dangers, his trial  drags indefinitely, and in the end  no conviction can be secured  against him. This is not always  but it is too often, true. The  most significant evidence of  American lawlessness, is, I think  the sheriff's posse. It is practically unknown in any other civilized country. A man is "wanted" and an officer of the law  must go and get him. But the  sherinHias=not=the=faintest=idea  that his authority will be respected by the offender, or that the  man will recognize the futility of  resisting. So he organizes a  posse of armed men to go on a  man-hunt. When the quarry  finds that the hunters are after  him he knows what to expect and  what will be expected of him.  STAR CAFE  Following is the menu for next  Sunday's dinner at Steel and Falconer's well-known restaurant:  Soup : Chicken broth.  Salad : German.  Fish: Steamed halibut, anchovy  sauce.  Shoulder mutton, caper  sauce.  :   Oyster   patties   a   la  green  apple roll,   wine  sauce.  Prime ribs of beef au  ���Jus ; leg of pork, apple sauce ;  spring chicken with dressing.  Vegetables :   Mashed   potatoes ;  boiled spinach.  Green apple pie, lemon  merringue.  English  plum pudding,   brandy  sauce.  Boiled  Entrees  Reine ;  Roasts :  Pastry  Sharp razors, and Clean Towel.  ���Brown & Durham's. 52tf  An advertisement in the News  will bring the business.  The Men Who Have Made Merritt  wf      yyHls  5    i .' '^m  i                        *"**"    -*"*** *** ^,^x  $&*-*���*     l      *f ^'.HflK  ffi^iswr"*  :4��|��KlH  mi}  y.   ' f" J  Hi   t  "< >  SHI   w >>>- l.  ffiBMBak  m -���  yyy |m  raffia  i   77mmi$ti_ffl  off     "^  __\   ^W^ JBBj  ShEk      IkpK^^k^ **���' ��� jBHi  Ald. J. A.Menzies  Alderman John Alexander Menzies, whose photograph appears at  the head; of this brief biographical sketch, was born in the county of  Welland, Ontario, in 1865, the last yoar of the great Civil War in the  United States. His birthplace is the County of Welland; but he may  also be said to be a member of the Order of the Sons of Bruce, his  family having moved to Bruce County, where the Greenwood J edge  circulates, according to Bob. Lowery, every week, when he was less than  a year old. They remained there until he was about ten years of age,  when they decided to try their fortunes in British Columbia, coming to  Vancouver Island in 1877. There they made their permanent home, and  young Menzies received his education in scholarship and the business  world. He was for some years in Nanaimo, where he took an active  interest in politics, municipal and provincial; but particularly in muni-  pal politics. The settlement of the :6kahagah, which commenced in  earnest in the early part of the present century, reflected a certain  amount of illumination on this valley and he decided to come here and  settle. In 1903 he brought into the Nicola Valley a portable saw-mill,  with which he travelled around the country, cutting timber for ranchers  and various industrial concerns as required. He worked the mill from  one end of the valley to the other, going as far east as Douglas Lake.  In 1908 the movement to the Merritt Townsite had commenced, and  he decided to embark on the troublous mercantile sea. He set up a  general store near the bridge over the Nicola on Nicola avenue, and  immediately achieved a..great success. In fact in a short time he saw  that he would have to'enlarge his quarters.  Always interested in any public movdment, he became keenly interested when.the question of incorporation of the City of Merritt was first  raised. When the charter was received he was one of the six elected  unanimously as a member of the firstcity council.  Incorporated  1855.  THE  STRENGTH   OF  THE  ank 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.  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 Capital  Reserve Fund  $4,000,000  $4,944,777  JOHN   BOCH  CONTRACTOR   AISD    BUILDER  -AlUclasses=pf=work=done=in^thelbest_of=style.=  No classes barred.    To say that satisfaction is  guaranteed   is   saying   what everybody  says.  We Mean It. That's all.  Telephone No. 45  Or Inquire Elite Restaurant  .c**ee  That trade-mark is widely advertised for YOUR protection. When you see the name NYAL'S on a family  remedy  you   can  be   quite   sure of   three   things,   viz:  First ��� Pure ingredients scientifically  compounded.  Second ��� That  its  beneficial effects  kave been proven.  Third���That we know the formula and  your doctor may know it too.  Nyal's Family Remedies .are made by a house with a solid reputation of over half a century. The formulas, are all exceptionally  good���very similar to what your doctor would prescribe. We know  what's in all  Nyal's Remedies.    That's   why we recommend them.  Anything you  *  buy        ,  with the name  will   give   you  entire  satisfaction.'  ��� 2359  Good Laving  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.  I AM THE MAN  you want to see.  LOOK  at my goods and  NOTICE  my prices  J. S. Morgan & Son  Leroy  S. Cokely  DOMINION  &   PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  Subdivision Work a Specialty.  Office over Bank  of  Montreal,  MERRITT, B. C.  PHONE   24  Nicola Valley  Transfer Company  TRUCKING AND DRAYING  A SPECIALTY  ... DEALER IN . . .  Lumber, Lath, Lime, Cement  Hay, Grain and Peed  GEORGE   RICHES  Rear Diamond Vale Store ;  Coutlee Ave. Merritt  A.F.&A.I  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the sec ond  Tuesday of each  month at 8 p-  m.   So journey.  ing brothers cordially invited.  M. L. Grimmett,       Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL. B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Sold and guaranteed by  CANADIAN  Train Leaves Ten p'Clock  Daily (except Sunday) for  All  Points East and West.  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation re served  and complete passage booked to any part of Great  Britain. For rates and sailings apply to  P. H. PUPPER  Agent - Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger Agent  Vancouver, B.C. iii  Friday, June 2, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  "Gemmill & Rankine Have II"  We have opened up a new line of Calabash and briar pipes.  The Calabash line range from $1.00 up.  The briar comprising the well known bbb and other brands  run from $1.50 to $4.50.  While looking over these pipes inspect the choice  line of  imported and domestic cigars, also all the popular brands of  cigarettes and tobaccos.  Gemmill & Rankine  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  G. Brash of Nicola was in town  during the week.  Max Ecker returned from Quilchena during the week.  H.   S.   Cleasby has returned  from a sojourn at the Springs.  Born:��� On Saturday May 27th  at midnight, to Mr. and Mrs. WJ  Sherwood, a girl child. Mother  and daughter are both doing well.  Borland Mrs.  a son.  -On May  10th.   to Mr.  J. J. Marks, of Merritt,  Ed Godley is still in town, but  expects to leave for Quilchena in  a few days.  Henry L. Brooks, thie well  known Otter, Valley rancher, was  in the city early in the week on  business. He returned to Otter  valley on Wednesday.  Mrs. T. D. Collis, of?Portland,  Oregon, sister of Mrs. Harry  Ward, has been staying with Mr.  and Mrs. Ward, at their home on  Voght street, for a few weeks.  She expects to remain in the valley for some time.  bringing with him a Mr. Ferris, a  civil engineer, who recently arrived from South America, via  England. The latter went out  to Aspen Grove to survey some  property for Mr. McVittie about  the middle of the week. Mr.  Ferris is delighted with what he  has seen of the valley and intends to establish his headquarters here and settle.  Money on Pry Goods  The Misses D. and A. Quinville  who came down from Mamette  Lake for the Firemen's cBall on  Monday evening, went on to Vancouver on Tuesday's train. They  will enter the St. Paul's Hospital  on Burrard St. there, to learn  nursing, which they intend to  adopt as their profession. Their  many friends will wish them  every success in their nesv life.  The life of a trained nurse is not  always a rosy one, but it has ever  been regarded as one of the noblest of women's professions.  Crowds Assist  M.V.F.B. Work  Large  Crowd   Packs  Hall  Firemen's Ball.  For  i" Jack Marquette, of Ten Mile  Creek, was in the city on business early in the week.  James Flemming is busy at  Granite creek where he has a  contract for the erection of several dwellings.  Leroy S. Cokely, the well known  civil engineer, has returned from  Vancouver, where he had gone  on business last week.-  ..���^o-  Rev. J. W. and Mrs. Hedley  and children left for Nanimo on  Thursday morning's train. Rev,  Hedley will take up his duties as  pastor of the Haliburton Street  Methodist church in the Island  city. A large crowd bade them  farewell at Nicola and- this cityi  Du ncan McPhail has been made  a fire warden for the Aspen Grove  section and his work keeps him  busy all the time.  ] J. By Mather, of Mather and  Noble, proprietorsof the Diamond  Vale Townsite, arrived in the city  on Thursday evening.  What is believed to be the re-  cord powder sale of the city was  made by the Merritt Mercantile  Company during the week. A  carload of powder was received  ;in the morning and within four  hours had been sold iii Various  lots an d was on the way to the"  purchasers.  ��� R. Wilkinson has arrived in the  city and taken up his duties in  the Diamond Vale store in succession to. A. W. Flanagan.  Mrs. Cassidy has moved into  KernevThome on Quilchena ave-  nue. The house is two storeys  high and contains eight rooms.  A. W. Flanagan, for some time  connected with the Diamond Vale  Supply company^ went, down to  Vancouver on Wednesday ' morning. He intends to go into business there for himself. Miss  Seaton and Messrs Boyd, Hous-;  ton, Costigan and Coffee saw him  off at the station. -  Mrs. M. L. Grimmett. is so far  recovered from her recent illness  as to be able to drive in her husband's auto. She visited this  city on Thursday.  Rev. Father Wagner O. M. I.,  was in the valley during the week  and visited the various Indian reserves. He left for Kamloops on  Wednesday morning's train.  Professor Brown, of the Geological Department of "California  University, at Berkeley,- Cal.,  was a visitor to the valley last  week-endr=Ke wasthe=guest=of  Joseph Graham, general, manager  of the Coal Hill Syndicate, over  Sunday. A a professional man  Mr. Brown ranks high in the  faculty of the university. He  has large interests in the valley.  H. Ackman, who has been so  enthusiastic in the organization  of the volunteer fire brigade, has  resigned his position with the  G. B. Armstrong departmental  stores.  J. P. Boyd, general manager  of the Diamond Vale Supply company, and B. Browett, superintendent of the Diamond Vale  Collieries, returned from Vancouver on Monday evening.  W. Barnes returned from Vancouver during the week, where  he had gone on business. While  in Vancouver he was ill for a few  days, but he is how quite recovered.  W. A. Godby, a chartered accountant of Kamloops, recommended as auditor to, the city  council, paid a visit to the'city to  look into the financial management of the city and to advise as  to the method of book-keeping  which the city should adopt. He  conferred with the mayor, the  finance committee, and H. P'riest  while here, and left for Kamloops  during the week;  Mrs. Nellie Sharkey, of 907  Cass street, Chicago, 111., U.S.A.,  a sister of Perry Brooks, will visit the valley next week. She intends to visit all the points of interests while here, and expects  to remain about a month. Mrs.  Sharkey is a wealthy lady, owning some large properties in  Chicago, among them the Brooks  Hotel. It is probable that she  will decide to invest while here.  Archibald McVittie, the well  known surveyor, retured from  the capital on Monday  evening  It is trite to say of the Firemen's  Ball that it was a huge success,  and that it was by far the most  successful dance ever held in  this city; but nevertheless it is  true, in a superlative sense. The  number of dancers who occupied  the floor at any time in the evening furnished a revelation to  the spectators of the growth of  the city. The hall, by far the  largest in Merritt, was literally  crowded all evening. The net  result of the affair���which is also  the most important���was that  it was a financial success, making a fund of nearly two hundred dollars, to be used as a  nucleus for organization _ of the  volunteer fire brigade.  Every effort was made by the  floor committee, among whom  were Messrs, Rankine, Carrington, Kennedy, Thomas, Ellis,  McLean, H. Gate, Boyd, Ackman,  Cooper, Fyall, Simpson, Reid and  Bennett, to assure complete enjoyment of the evening to all the  ladies ; and that they were successful was amply testified to by  the happy faces of the home-  wardbound guests.  The members of the committee  which had charge of the arrangements for the dance have asked  the News to convey to the ladies  of the city and district their appreciation and thanks for their  ready co-operation in providing  refreshments and arranging the  haII"for-the��evening.��  Dancing commenced shortly  after nine o'clock and lasted until  well into tne morning, with an  interval at midnight, when supper  was served to the five hundred  guests.  Needless to say, the sober garb  of the gentlemen present afforded  an excellent foil to the bright  costumes of the ladies, among  whom were :���  Mesdames Bennett, looking charming  in a frock of fawn pongee ; Rankine,  cream silk; McDonald, pale blue silk;  Devonshire, fawn poplin ; Wade, navy  pongee : Stephenson, black silk; Ruark,  cream net over silk; Kay, white muslin;  Graham, pale blue silk; Donnegan, old  rose silk; Treadwin, mauve mulle;  Boyd, white muslin ; Tupper, pink muslin ; A. E. Collett, pale blue mulle;  Roger's, white and pearl grey; Slough,  blue silk poplin; Osmond, white musl'n;  Polfrey, white muslin ; Reid, fawn silk;  Durham, black silk ; H. Priest, fawn  silk; Bewley, black satin; Crockett,  white muslin; Addy, white muslin ;  R. Thomas, pale blue silk ; Flick, mauve  silk ; Tutill, white muslin ; Anthony,  garnet silk; Welfare, pale blue silk;  Boch, pale blue silk; Hyland, white  lustre; Hutchison, black silk with  sequins ; Smith, black cashmere ; Hudson, white muslin ; Oaks, white silk;  Lawler, white net; Durham, pink crepe;  Langstaff, cream lustre; Gay, green  silk ; McPhail, white muslin; and Falconer, white muslin; Miss Cousins,  white lingerie gown ; Z. Palmer, white  net; K. Donnegan, white muslin ; M.  Donnegan, blue silk; McLean, pink  muslin; McKeating, pink muslin;  Jackson, white muslin; Seville, white  muslin;   Brooks,   pale    blue    mulle;  We have decided to close out our Dry Goods  stock and to carry a larger stock of Men's  goods and Ladies' and Men's Shoes.  In order to dispose of our Dry Goods as  soon as possible we have greatly reduced  the price. It will be greatly to your advantage to secure whatever you may need in this  line at once while the stock is complete.  The  One  Price Store  For  Real  Values  Mcdonald block  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Bryden, pink silk princess; Isabel  Seaton, white muslin;- D. McGoran,  white muslin; B. McGoran, Dresden  muslin ; Whitmore, white muslin; E.  Smith, white silk; Brolin, white muslin;  A. Quenville, pink silk ; D. Quenville,  blue silk; Marriott, pale pink chiffon  over silk; H. Hyland, cream lustre;  C. Hudson, cream lustre ; Jeannie Rankine, blue ; Thompson, pale blue ; Sherwood, white muslin ; and Annie Olsen,  white muslin.  Many of the dancers came from as  far as Kamloops. Among the gentlemen present were Doctors Curtin, Williams arid Harvey and Messrs. Reid,  Bennett, Armstrong, Boyd, Eastwood,  Ransom, Gate, Thomas, McGoran, McLean, Smith, Flanagan, Brady, Anthony,  Charles(2), McPhail, Graham, Phillips,  Gemmill, Rankine, McGruther, Fraser,  Carrington, Little, Costigan, Tupper,  Lawler, Brown, Strachan, Collett,  Stephenson, Wade, Falconer, Johnson.  Durham, Carment, Godby, Wilkie,  Cooper, Clarke, Priest, McDonald,  Rogers, Stokes, Simpson, Gay, Cowan,  Quinville, Mackenzie, Parkinson, Boch,  Fessler, Ackman, Jackson, Horswell,  Jones, MacMillan, Slaugh, Hutchison,  Costello, Aitken, Shearer, Oaks, Riches,  Fyall, Langstaff, Harrison and many  others.  One of the   features   of   the  evening was the auction of cakes  by .A.   McGoran,  who mounted  a chair in the centre of the hall,  and,   holding aloft   a tempting  example of   the   confectioner's  jkillj^called^for=bid s.=Eor=the,  first cake, a particularly attractive one, bidding was brisk, and  when the last call was made the  firemen's fund had increased five]  dollars and a quarter. Other  cakes were offered in rapid succession, but the first cake held  the record for the sale, though  the last one realized five dollars.  This sakTnetted nineteen dollars.  Best Electric Massage always  on tap at Brown & Durham's  barber shop. 25tf  CHURCH SERVICES  CATHOLIC CHURCH  Sunday, June 11:  10 a. m., Mass.at Mr. J. Garcia's  residence.  2 p.  m.,   Catechism   and Bible  History.  Rev. Jas. Wagner, O.M.I.  r  i I  Our paper goes to the nomfe  and Is read and welcomed there.  If you wish to reach the house*  wife, the real arbiter of domestic  destinies, you can do so through  our paper and our Classified  Want Ads. form an interesting  and well-read portion of It  �� M U.' W  MeCui+f  Clocks Clocks Clocks  We have just received a shipment of clocks and have on  hand the following:  Mantle Clocks... $2.50 to $14.00  Office Clocks... ....$10.50 to $12.00  Kitchen Clocks..   ,.$3.00 to $.500  Rustio Clocks $10.50 to $12.50  Onyx Clocks $9.5u to $12.00  ^^^GiltXJlocks,.,,_. __,_____$2.50^to43.��0_=^===.  SIMPSON'S JEWELRY STORE  Agent for Waterman's Pens and Edison Phonographs.  !  A car of Split Cedar Posts just  arrived. Another coming. Also  carload of Fir Pickets. Prices  reasonable, at  The Merritt Lumber Yard   ANDREW McGORAN, -  PROPRIETOR THE NIGOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, June 2, 1911  A CUTTING RETORT  "The  editor of   the   Merritt  Herald is surely in an awful muss.  A story is told of a bird in Arizona which is said to pile a ring  of cactus around a sleeping rattler  and then awaken his snakeship.  The legend is that the snake after  making many  and increasingly  furious and vain attempts to escape through the ring of sharp-  thorned cactus in sheer rage bites  itself and dies by its own venom.  The editor of the Herald is now  surrounded with a ring of his own  lies and misrepresentations, judging by his incoherent fury he is  just about to ready to turn his  fangs upon himself.   At any rate  he is thrusting about like a short-  tailed steer in fly-time, plunging  here and dashing there and snorting with   rage in   an   abortive  attempt to get away from his  tormentors.    The Merritt Herald  accused ' Bruce ' of boosting the  Chilliwack route from mercenary  motives.   To be plain the Herald  lied.    The untruthfulness of its  statement has been fastened to  it, and now the editor is squirming and fidgetting to get rid of  the prickly heat caused by the  blister applied to his supersensitive hide by the man he attacked.  He has served up to his readers a  weird  mixture   of   Chilliwack,  Hope and Princeton trails, Diamond Vale coal mines, Toronto  Saturday Night, ' Bruce' and the  editor of the Nicola Valley News,  every one of which seems to be  a separate and distinct barb in  his flesh. With unconcious humor,  a variety   of   humor   doubtless  acquired in his sojourn on the  staff of the Colonist, this much-  beleaguered editor admits that  in attacking "Bruce ' for flaying  Saturday Night, he had not seen  what that knocking journal had  said about one of the industries  of its own valley. In other words  whether  ' Bruce' was right or  wrong in his criticism of Saturday  W.H.COWAN  HORSESHOEING  AND GENERAL  BLACKSMITHING  All Work Guaranteed  First Class  Cor.NICOLA AVE. and CHAPMAN ST  Geo.   McDonald  BOOT AND SHOE MAKER  Repair Work a Specialty  Let me fit you out with a pair of  Superfine Rubber Heels  Both for Ladies and Gentlemen.  VOGHT STREET  NEAR DEPOT  Night he was wrong anyway and  it mattered not what sort of a  knock Saturday Night administered to Nicola Valley that sheet  must be right because ' Bruce'  said it was wrong. As a logician  the Victoria importation who  edits the Merritt Herald is not  particularly lucid. It may be that  the bright sunshine and bracing  air of the Nicola Valley have been  too much for him after his sojourn  in the gloom and dampof Victoria.  If such is the case he is advised  to take to the hills with a short  blanket in mosquito time and to  sleep oh the ground a few nights.  With a short blanket he will find  his toes being tickled with prickly  pear when he covers his head  from the 'skeeters, and if he  covers his toes the insects will  keep him busy coining new cuss  words trying to protect his ears  and face from their attacks. If  that treatment doesn't cure him  of some of his tenderfoot foolishness he had better see a doctor,  Bruce."   .���o ;   CALAMITY JANE  And now, over in Deadwood,  South Dakota, they are going to  erect a monument to the memory  of Calamity Jane, the greatest  two-nicked Indian fighter that  ever straddled a mule. Her  name was Martha Cannary, and  she was born in Missouri in 1852  and died in deadwood in 1903.  When a little girl she came to a  gold camp in Montana, and took  to the wild free life of the old  west, like a chappie to white  pants. She is reported to have  been married three times, but  nothing is known of any of her  husbands except one, and his  name was Burk. Calamity was  a scout, Indian fighter and mule  driver, and her like, we will never see again, for the old west has  been buried under the march of  civilization. The few remaining  red skins have become ;doeile -as  a pet lamb, arid the bad white  men have been chased from the  plains, into the dark spots of large  cities. Calamity helped to lynch  many a horse thief in her day.  "The name under which she  became famous appears to have  been spontaneously bestowed in  recognition of the fact that she  usually turned up to aid and  succor on the occasion of some  calamity or misfortune. It was  thus she made her appearance at  the head of a band of scouts in  time to rescue Captain Egan of  the United States Cavalry, from  the. clutches of Crazy Horse a  hostile Sioux. A member of the  Indian band was just about to  murder the captain when Calamity���Jahe^shot���him^through���the  heart.     While   Indian   fighting  May, and can additional cent a  year from now. The new wage  scale ranges from twenty-two  and a half to thirty cents an hour.  Improved working conditions are  also granted. Fifteen hundred  men are affected.  A NEWSPAPER WAR  Col. Alden J. Blethen, editor  and proprietor of the Seattle  Times, indicted by a special grand  jury on three charges, growing  out of the so-called anti-vice  crusade that has keptSeattlemore  or less agitated since lastOctober,  last Thursday gave bail to answer  the indictments, sued the Seattle  Post-Intelligencer in a civil court  for damages for libel, and caused  the arrest of the editor, chief  owner and manager of the Post-  Intelligencer for criminal libel.  Col. Blethen fiiled a civil suit  against the Post-Intelligencer for  $100,000 damages on account of  an editorial in the Post-Intelligencer, in which Blethen was  excoriated. On account of this  same editorial Clarence B. Blethen  made complaint to Prosecuting  Attorney John F. Murphy, charging former U. S. Senator John L.  Wilson, president of the Post-Intelligencer company, William W.  Chaplin, general manager, and  Erastus Brainerd, editor of the  paper, with criminal libel.  Mr. Murphy issued informations against the newspapermen,  and they were arrested by Sheriff Robert Hodge, who released  them on their own recognizance,  notifying them that their bail  bonds would be $5000 each.  IMPROVING ST. JOHN  Plans and specifications are  about completed by the public  works department for ��� the national harbor works at St. John,  N. B., arid tenders will be called  within a week or so. The improvements will be for the dredg-r  ing of Courtney bay, the construction of a drydock and repairing plant, and the erection of  berths for three ocean steamers  to be operated in connection with  the Grand Trunk Pacific.  Several companies, mostly  British, have intimated their  readiness to bid for-the whole  job, including the drydock, which  will be subsidized under an act  of last session. Tenders will also  be asked for the extension of a  wharf at Champlain market,  Quebec, in connection with the  Transcontinental terminals.  FITZGERALD'S DIARY  I   consider   Inspector   Fitz-  A Good Defence Against  the White Plague  No one can afford to lessen their producing power to-day, and to have power  you must have good machinery.  The human body is the greatest machine ever produced���the most wonderful mechanism in the world.  It is sheer economic waste not to keep  your body in the best condition.  There is no valid excuse for allowing  the tissues to become attacked by the  white plague. You need your health and  Canada needs you.  Insure against it by building up your  reserve forces and bodily defences.  The best defence you can get is Nyal's  Cod Liver Compound. It builds up the  tissues and prevents disease.  A delicious tonic and a splendid vital-  Izer; puts on good, solid flesh, and makes  you feel fit for any task.  For the puny and backward child there  is nothing better. Nyal's Cod Liver Compound will soon bring the roses back to  the cheek and give vigor and vitality.  Your own Druggist cheerfully guarantees Nyal's Cod Liver Compound.  Sold and Guaranteed by  Gemmill & Rankin,    -   Merritt.  Quo for each everyday aQnawat  was the chief business of the frontier, Calamity Jane enjoyed life  to the full. She was often in the  employ of the Government as  scout and despatch rider, and on  one occasion was the driver of a  mule team for General Crooks in  the Black Hills."  "Calamity Jane was, withal, of  a-gentle, kindly nature, more  than ready to do a good turn, and  probably was not at all lacking in  romantic sentiment. Whether  this vein in her nature found an  outlet in one or all of her marriages is not known, but Western  legend credits her with a deep  affection for "Wild Bill " Hickok,  the most famous of gun-fighters.  When Bill was murdered she  tracked his slayer and officiated  at his funeral, and she is buried  beside his grave in Deadwood."  Many an old trail-blazer in the  west will be glad to know that  the Black Hills is putting a white  marble shaft over the quiet remains of fearless Calamity Jane.  ���Greenwood Ledge.  C. N. R. WAGE SETTLEMENT  The Canadian Northern Railway announce an amicable settlement with their car men between  Port Arthur and Edmonton. The  company grants a new wage scale  ���an increase of two cents an  hour, beginning the first of last  gerald's diary too sacredlTthirig  to have it placed on exhibition in  such a way." These were the  words of Colonel White, comptroller of the Royal Northwest  Mounted Police force, spoken to  press representatives, concerning  the demand of some Ottawa merchants to be allowed to display in  their windows all or parts of the  diary of the late inspector, who  perished from starvation and exhaustion in Northern Canada,  together with three companions.  "That diary will go to Fitzgerald's mother in Halifax," said  Colonel White, holding up the  book with its simple unemotional  tale of the tragedy through losing  a trail.  . o   MORE 'FRISCO  Pending trial on charges of un-  officer-like conduct, Chief of  Police Seymour was suspended  from duty late Thursday by the  board of police commissioners.  Captain of Detectives E. R. Wall  was appointed acting-chief. Commissioners Goldberg and Sullivan  voted for the suspension and  Commissioner Spire refused to  vote, declaring that the action of  the commission was illegal. The  suspension of Chief Seymour followed the reading of a letter  from Mayor McCarthy, which  arraigned the   conduct  of   the  police   department   and ���-. certain  measures recently passed by the  police commission..:  ���- Q_ _ ^  GERMANY'S MAILED FIST  The Nation, in a quotation,  pointed out that the German  Chancellor's reply to Sir Edward  Grey was colored by the political  situation in Germany. It is obvious, therefore, that the situation has a deep interest for our  own country, and concerns the  peace of the world. What are  the issues ? These are stated in  the Nation by Herr Ed. Bernstein  a member of the Reichstag.  "Things here are in a state of  fermentation which makes the  future grouping of parties as insecure as possible," he says.  "The disintegration of the National Li berals, traditionally the  supporters of the Government  in Imperial matters, goes merrily  on. The anti-clericals of: the  party, apparently the most numerous section, show the strongest  desire to co-operate with the  Radical Populists, and even to  support Socialist candidates at  the second ballot. So that notwithstanding the fact that a formal Bloc of these parties is still  impossible, a general election tomorrow will find them drawn by  the simple force of events into  line of battle against the clerico-  conservative coalition.  "With a majority composed of  these parties, government by the  present rulers will be impossible.  The guiding principle of their  home policy is to do anything  which promises to reduce the  Socialist' forces, and they will  consequently have the Socialists,  the strongest of the three groups  as their implacable foe. And  whilst those parties which, with  the smaller opposition groups,  will form a majority in the coming Reichstag, are an unworkable  majority from a Government  point of view, those groups which  might be combined in a coalition  government will, as matters stand  at present, not be returned in  sufficient numbers to forma majority.  ' 'Never before has the Imperial  Government had to face a majority on the opposition benches,  such as now threatens to confront  it. But how can the Government  change this inconvenient state of  things? Herr von Bethniann  Hollweg and his colleagues are  in a very awkward position.  They cannot make the Conservative squirearchy popular with  the commercial and trading sections of the nation, quite apart  from the wage earning classes  who always have been their  deadly=foes,=nor=can=they=recon-  cile Protestant and Free-thinking  Germany with the idea of seeing  the catholics sharing in the councils of its rulers. Yet the Conservatives and the Clericals are  their only reliable supporters.  Hence their miserable policy of  facing-both-ways on the question  of the anti-modernist oath and  the German universities, their  hesitation in carrying put the  expropriation laws in the Polish  districts of Prusia, and many  other proofs of indecision.  ' 'Another sign of the weak position of the present German Government is the fate of their bill  on the constitution of Alsace-Lorraine. After having abolished  the abolutist laws in the conquered provinces, the Government  wanted to go a step further and  give them something like a Home  Rule constitution, with some representation in the Federal council of the Empire. But the bill  was such a mongrel mixture of  self-government and tutelage  that even the moderate wing of  the natives of the provinces could  not pronounce for it, while the  Radical autonomists opposed it  tooth and nail.  "Their home and their foreign  situation drive the rulers of the  German Empire to stick to the  policy of the mailed fist," concludes Herr Bernstein.  You Need Pay no Railway-  Fare to Vancouver  We bridge the chasm between all outlying points in the province  ; of British Columbia and the city with our interesting catalogue  and our thoroughly organized Mail Order Service.. You will  want June wedding gifts and coronation souvenirs. Therefore,  write for our coronation booklet and study our summer values.  Henry   Birks  &  Sons,   Limited  Jewelry Mail Order House  Geo. E. Trorey, Man. Dir. Vancouver, B. C.  Nicola Valley  ^Dealersi  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  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The choicest of Beef, Mitton, etc.,  always on hand  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  Mferrilt Livery and Peed Stable  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.  LIMITED.  Real Estate and Insurance  Okanagan Lands  All Classes of Investments Placed.  Head Offices: -   ��� Vernon, B. C.  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   endelsolm   and  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola ��� Merritt  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  for  a  good  square meal.    Best   of  accomodation and comfort  Rate $1.50 per day  should be of the best. The job  department of The News can  guarantee you this. Friday, June 2, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PROVINCIAL NEWS  Judgement has been reserved  by Mr. Justice Murphy in the  sensational Hume hotel case at  Nelson.  A monster grizzly weighing  upwards of 700 pounds, has been  shot near Hosmer by J. Allen  and J. Mills.  D. H. Evans has been acquitted by a jury at the Vancouver  assizes of the charge of theft  with violence.  The Grady sawmill at Duck|  creek is to reopen under new  proprietorship,  employing sixty  men.  The Okanagan Rifle association  will hold its annual meeting at  Armstrong on September 5, 6, 7,  and 8, in time to catch the British  Columbia riflemen returning from  Ottawa.  is suspected, although an inquest  has been ordered. ���&  Mr. Justice Morrison was presented with white gloves at the  Fernie assize last week, there being no cases on the docket.  With the present supply and  8,000 tons on the way from Pen-  sylvania, the Greenwood smelter  will have sufficieritcoke to run  all its furnaces until August.  Accepting a hint from the  provincial authorities, the license  and police commissioners at Revelstoke will take more active steps  to secure the closing of all bars  on Sundays.  Avalanches which have piled  drifts and debris a hundred feet  deep on the unprotected will necessitate an expenditure of $30,000  at least by the G. T. P. in clear-  its new line out of Prince Rupert.  H. COLIN CLARKE  Solicitor, Notary, Etc.  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto.  Quilchena Ave  Merritt.  Trade,  I Marie  A syndicate has been formed to  acquire and colonise 4,000 acres  of lands in the famous Tobacco  plains.  Cranbrook has passed the bylaw providing for the installation  of a modern sewerage system.  Revelstoke is faced by two  heavy damage actions the one for  $10,000 and the other for $17,000.  All indications point to the  present season being a record-  breaker in the fruit production  of the Kaslo district.  A. M. McCullough of Nelson  has been engaged to report on  the waterworks necessities of  Kaslo.  Frank Florence has been convicted at the New Westminster  assizes of cutting one John Smith  with intent to kill and murder.  Sentence is reserved.  The earnings of the B. C. Copper Co., for April amounted to  $31,900, or $100,176 for the first  four months of the year.  T. G. Wynn, formerly of Prince  Rupert, arrived at Hazelton to  assume charge of the police district with headquarters there.  The finding of the body of  George Wilson at New Westminster clears up a mystery that has  been considerably puzzling the  police. The circumstantial evidence is indicative that Wilson  cut his throat in Queen's park.  The Fort George General Union  has issued a circular describing  labor conditions in the Cariboo  capital Current wages are quoted  as $7.00 per 9-hour day for skilled mechanics, $5.00 for skilled  laborers, and $4.50 for unskilled  labor.  Asaya-Neurali  "THE    NEW    REMEDY    FOR  Nervous Exhaustion  Alcoholic and physical excesses,  mental shocks and bodily injuries  drain the nervous system with surprising rapidity. Severe nervous  exhaustion frequently results.  The only remedy is Food, Rest and  nerve repair.'' Asa va-Neurali/ '  is and makes possible this cure. It  feeds the nerves, induces sleep,  quickens the appetite and digestion, restores full nerve vigor.  1.50 per bottle.    Local agent.  GEO. M. GEMMILL, :  .Merritt, B. C.  Application for Liquor License.  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty  days after date, at the first sitting of  the License Commissioners for the City  of Merritt, application will be made  for the grant of a license for the sale  of liquor by retail, in and upon the property to be known as the City Hotel,  situate on Lots 18 and 19, Block 14, in  the City of Merritt.  Andrew Hogan, Applicant.  Dated 5th May/1911.  Trail ratepayers have authorized a loan of $25,000 to supplement $20,000 from the provincial  authorities, for the erection of  school buildings.  The Great Northern authorities  have guaranteed a more satisfactory service from New Westminster to White Rock, Crescent  and Ocean Park.  Through the protest of other  Indian chiefs, Chief Matthias of  North Vancouver, will not be recognized at the Coronation as  senior Indian chief of British  Columbia.  As a result of an accident at  No. 5 mine, Cumberland, a young  man named Williamson is fatally  injured. One arm was blown off  one eye destroyed, and head and  body injuries are regarded by the  doctors as necessarily fatal.  Kaslo has sent a deputation to  Montreal to confer with; Sir  Thomas Shaughnessy, urging  either that the C. P. R. acquire  and operate the Kaslo & Slocan,  or else forego construction "of its  three forks���Bear Lake Spur,  which would take business \ f rom  the line which a Kaslo syndicate  purposes to re-establish and operate."* -: ������'���'������������'- ���''.���������    y '������������";  Two young men of North Van  couver captured a veritable tartar  a'few-days'Ia*^'^hehp6Mensibly  "just for_fun,lLthey_attempted,  Especially good work is being  done by the Hamilton Steel  Bridge Co's employes engaged  in the construction of the C. P.  R's new bridge over Goat river  canyon.  There has been absolutely no  disorder in connection with the  strike in the Crow's Nest coal  field. Another meeting of the  conciliation board is scheduled  for two weeks hence.  Jakes Magill Blaikie, a pioneer  of the west, dropped dead at Hope  on Monday last.   Heart disease  to "hold up "a Japanese family.  The wife and mother .promptly  secured a rifla and took the jokers  prisoners. One was subsequently  convicted and sentenced to one  months' imprisonment, while the  other was dismissed for lack of  direct evidence.  In its presentment to Mr. Justice Clement at the New Westminster assizes, the grand j ury  has expressed depressed deep regret that owing to inadequacy of  jail accommodation, youthful  prisoners are too often forced to  associate with hardened offenders. Fire precautions at moving  picture skpws were recommended  as well as improved sanitation at  such places of resort. Higher  fees for jurors and witnesses  were also urged. .77  NOTICE.  j PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given  that, under the authority contained in  section 131 of the " Land Act," a regulation was approved by the Lieutenant-  Governor in Council fixing the minimum  sale > prices of first- and second-class  lands at $10 and $5 per acre respectively.  This regulation further provided that  the prices fixed therein should apply to  all lands with respect to which the applications to purchase were given favorable consideration after the date of  said regulation, namely April 3rd, 1911.  Further notice is now given that by  virtue of a regulation approved by the  Lieutenant-Governor in Council on the  10th of May, 1911, that the regulation  dated 'the 3rd of April, 1911, be, held  not to apply to applications to purchase  vacant Crown lands which were receiv-  ied by the Assistant Commissioners of  Lands on or before the said April 3rd,  1911, and in respect to which the required ^deposit of fifty cents per acre  had been received by said Commissioners on or before the said April 3rd,  1911.   .  ROBT. A. RENWICK.  Deputy Minister of Lands.  Department of Lands,  Victoria, B. C,  16th of May, 1911. 15-19  WATER   NOTICE  I, George Murray of Nicola, Land owner, will  on the Twenty-eighth day of May, 1911 apply to  the Water Commissioner at Nicola for a License  to take and use One cubic foot of Water per aec.  ond, from Sawmill Creek and Spring-, situated  North of the N. E. 1-4 Sec. 22, in Nicola Land  District, Kamloops division of Yale District. The  Water is to be taken from a point at or near the  said Spring-, and used for Domestic and Irrigation  Durposes on Lot 181 and the N. E. 1-4 Sec. 22 Tp.  19 11-16  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale District.  District of Nicola.  Take notice that Margaret M. Grimmett, of Nicola; B. C, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted one  mile west of the northwest corner of  Lot 1779, thence west.one mile, thence  south one mile, thence east one mile,  thence north one mile to point of commencement.  Margaret M.- Grimmett.  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent  March 12th. 1911 8-17  mile to point of commencement.  Thomas Evans;  Alonzo B. Roberts. Agent_  March 26th. 1911. 10-1 r  WATER NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that an application will  be made under Part V. of the " Water Act, 1909,"  to obtain a licence in the Kamloops Division of  Yale District.  (a) The name, address and occupation of the  applicant: O. M. Revelle, farmer, Lower Nicola  B.C.  (b) The name of the lake, stream or source [if  unnamed, the description is]: North Fork of Eight  Mile Creek.  (c) The point of diversion: About three miles  above the Main Forks.  (d) The quantity of water applied for [in cubic  feet per second]: Two.  (e) The character of proposed works: A ditch.  (f) The premises on which water is to be used  [describe same] : My pre-emption.  (?) The purposes for which water is to be used  irrigation.  (h) If for irrigation describe the land intended  to be irrigated, giving acreage :3160 acres of  mountain land. ..������'���.-: y"  (k) This notice was posted on the second day of  May, 1911, and application will be made on the  second day of June, 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 tr below the outlet: Mrs. W. Saxon, Lower  Nicola, B. C��� and James Neville, Merritt, B. C.  Signature: O.M. REVELLE.  P. O. Address : Lower Nicola, B. C.  WATER NOTICE  I, Johnny Holmes, of Douglas Lake, in the  Province of-British Columbia, give notice that,  on the 14th day of June, 1911, I intend to apply to  the Water Commissioner, at his office in Nicola,  for a license to take and use one cubic foot of  water per second from Spahomin Creek in the  Kamloops Division of Yale District. The water  s to be taken from the stream about two and a  half miles up the Creek from Douglas Lake, and  is to be used on a part of the Indian Reservation  situated near applicant's house, for irrigation  purposes.  JOHNNY HOLMES. Applicant  PUBLIC SERVICE ACT.  The Qualifying Examinations for  Third-class Clerks, Junior Clerks and  Stenographers will be held at the following places, commencing on Monday,  the 3rd July next:���Armstrong, Chilliwack, Cumber! and, Golden, Grand Forks,  Kamloops, Kaslo, Kelowna, Ladysmith,  Nanaimo, Nelson, New Westminster,  North Vancouver, Peachland, Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmon Arm, Summer-  land, Vancouver, Vernon, and Victoria.  Candidates must be British subjects  between the ages of 21 and 30, if for  Third-class Clerks ; and between 16 and  21, if for Junior Clerks or Stenographers.  Applications will not be accepted if  received later than the 15th June next.  Further information, together with  application forms, may be obtained from  the undersigned.  P. WALKER,  Registrar, Public Service.  Victoria, B.-C, 27th April, 1911.   12-18  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Sarah Hills of  Toronto? occupation spinster, intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described  lands:���  Commencingat a post planted  about 3 miles east and 20 chains  north of the northeast corner of  Lot 1137, thenee north 80 chains,  thence east 40 chains, thenee  south 80 chains, thence west 40  cnains to point of commencement.  Sarah Hills.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911. 10-19  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Benjamin  Hills, of Toronto, occupation  traveller, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described lands:���  Commencing, at a post planted  about three miles east and sixty  chains north of the northeast  corner of Lot 1137, thence north  one mile, thence west one mile,,  thence south, one mile, thence  east one mile to point of commencement.  Benjamin Hills.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911. 10-19  LAND: ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.;��� District of Nicola.  Take notice that Grace Johnston of Montreal, occupation  spinster, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following descri bed; lands:���  Commencing, at a post planted  about 2 miles east of the northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence  north one mile, thence west one  mile thence south one mile, thence  east one mile to point of commencement.  Grace Johnston.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911. 10-19  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.     District of Nicola.  Take notice that Julia Ord of  Montreal, occupation married  woman, intends to apply for.per-  mission to purchase the following  described lands:���  Commencing ata post planted  at the northeast corner of Lot  1137, thence south one mile,  thence east one mile, thence  north one mile, thence west one  mile to point of commencement.  Julia Ord.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 25th. 1911. 10-19  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.     District of Nicola,  Take notice that Lewis Ord of  Montreal, occupation engineer,  intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  at the northeast .corner of Lot  1137, thence north one .mile,  thence east one mile, thence south  one mile, thence west one mile to  point of commencement.  Lewis Ord.  Alonzo Br Roberts, Agent.  March; 25thB191U 10-19  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.     District of Nicola.  -Take noticed that R. Ernest  Johnston of Montreal occupation  engineer, intends to apply:' for  permission to purchase thejfol-  lowing decribed lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  about 2 miles east of the northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence  south one mile, thence west." one  mile, thence north one mile,  thence east one mile to point of  commencement.  R. Ernest Johnston.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911. 10-19  Application for Bottle License.  Municipal Clauses Act, 1906.  NOTICE is hereby given  that the  undersigned will apply to the Board of  License Commissioners for the City of  Merritt, at its next sitting, for a retail  bottle license to sell liquors by retail on  he premises occupied by him as a store  on Nicola Avenue, and known as Lot E.  Dissrict of 125.  Dated 11th May, 1911.  J. A. Menzies.  Curley Allen has been taken to  Nelson jail from Fernie, to serve  a two months' sentence for  "rolling" a lumberjack. Strange  to tell, 'the robbery wa&f accomplished in a cell (at Fernie jail,  where Allen and the inebriated  one were fellow prisoners. The  police had searched; the;;man of  the woods when he was brought  in, but failed to find his wealth.  After he had been placed in a  cell with Allen the latter was  more successful.  Application for Bottle License.  ^Municipal Clauses Act, 1906.  -;,"' NOTICE is hereby given that, on the  14th day of June next, application will  be made to the Board of License Commissioners for the City of Merritt, B.C.,  for the grant of a retail bottle license  for the sale of liquor by retail in and  upon premises to be erected on Quilchena   Avenue,   Merritt,   B. C., upon  lands described  as  Lot 5,   Block   18,  D. L. 126.  Dated, this 10th day of May, 1911.  ���        John Boch, Applicant.  Application for  Bottle License.  Municipal Clauses Act, 1906.  NOTICE is hereby given that on the  14th day of June next application will  be made to The Board of License Commissioners for the city of Merritt, B. C.  for the grant of a Bottle license for the  sale of liquor, under sub-section 3 of  section .176 of the above Act, in and  upon the premises known as J. S. Morgan's store situate on Quilchena Avenue  Merritt aforesaid upon the* lands described as Lot 7 Block 17 D. L. 125.  Dated this 9th day of May, 1911.  Joseph Food, Applicant.  NOTICE  PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given  that, under the authority contained in  section 131 of the " Land Act," a regulation has been approved by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council fixing the  minimum sale prices of first and second-  class lands at $10 and $5 per acre, respectively.  This regulation further provides that  the prices fixed therein shall apply to  all lands with respect to which the  application to purchase is given favourable consideration after this date, notwithstanding the date of such application or any delay thatmay have occurred  in the consideration of the same.  Further notice is hereby given that  all persons who have pending applications to purchase lands under the provisions of sections 34 or 36 of the "Land  Act " and who are not willing to complete such purposes under the prices  fixed by the aforesaid regulation shall  be at liberty to withdraw such applications and receive refund of the moneys  deposited on account of such applications.  WILLIAM R. ROSS,  Minister of Lands.  Department of Lands,  Victoria, B. C, April 3rd, 1911.  8-16  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Lacey R. Johnston of.Montreal.Coccupation engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:���  =yuommencing.at,aipost=planted  about  three  miles east and 60  chains   north of the  northeast  corner of Lot 1137, thence south  one mile, thence west one mile,  thence  north  one mile, thence  east one mile.to point of commencement.  Lacey, R. Johnston  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911 10-19  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice tnat LeonardEvans  of Vancouver, occupation piano  tuner, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  near the southwest corner of Lot  1137, thence west one mile, thence  north one mile, thence east one  mile, thence south one mile to  point of commencement.  Leonard Evans.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 25th. 1911. 10-19  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale District.  District of Nicola.  All changes tor advertisements ap  pearing in the Nicola Valley News,  must be in the hands of the print  ers no later than Wednesday night  No guarantee can otherwise be given  that the ohangea will be nude.  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Marjory Evans  of Vancouver, occupation married  woman, intends to apply, for permission to purchase the following  described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  about 2 miles east and 20 chains  south of the northeast corner of  Lot 1137, thence south 60 chains,  thence east 60 chains, thence  north 60 chains, thence west 60  chains to point of commencement.  Marjori Evans.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911: 10-19  ==Take=notice-thatMartinLrGrimmettr  of Nicola, B.  C, occupation barrister,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  -Commencing at a post planted, one  mile west of the northwest corner of  Lot 1779, thence south one mile, thence  east one mile, thence north one mile,  thence west one mile to point of commencement.  Martin L. Grimmett. :  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  March 12, 1911 8-17 ,  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Thomas Evans  of Vancouver, occupation Gentleman, intends to apply' for permission to purchase the following  described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  at the northeast corner of Lot  1137, thence north one mile,  thence west one mile, thence  south one mile, thehce east one  Land Act Notice.  Nicola Land District  Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice  that I Perley Russell of  Princeton, occupation clerk, intends to  apply for permission  to purchase  the  following described lands:���  Commencing at post planted 20 chains  West of the North East corner Post  of G. P. Myren's Pre-emption, Otter  Valley; thencs East 20 chains; thence  North 20 chains; thenct West 20 chains  thence South 20 chains, to point of  commencement, containi g 40 acres,  more or less.  Perley Russell,  G. P. Myren AGEnt  Date 23rd. November, 1916.  Land Act  Nicola Land District.   District of  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that 60 days after date  Alexander Beath of Vancouver, occupation Broker, intends to apply for permission to purchase the' following .described land: Commencing at a post  planted 80 chains north,of the N.E. corner of Lot 1776, thehceVnorth 80 chains,  thehce east 80 chains, thence south 80  chains, thence west 80 chains to point  of commencement, containing 640 acres  more or less.  Alexander Beath, Applicant  E. B. Tingley; Agent.  Dated January 28, 1911.  v     51-7  m  !;;  m  ��� 1$ THE NICOLA VALLEY (NEWS  Friday, June 2, 1911  ,ii  H  I  IT PAYS TO DEAL WITH US.  T H E ONE P RIG E DEPART M EN T S TO RE  J  We aim to sell goods  to a standard--^m>t a  price. ;-  There are no vehicles made in America to surpass them.  the best���get a Studebaker*  Hi  '���Ai  i  Your business demands  All kinds of Pelt  and  Wool Mattresses  Chairs and  Rockers,  Tables, Etc.  at the closest prices  WHAT?  WHEN YOU   ASK FOR  PEABODYS'  OVERALLS,  IF YOUR LOCAL DEALER  SAYS  HE HAS  "SOMETHING JUST AS GOOD".  COMPARE THEM. NOTE THE  FIT.MATERIAL.WORKMANSHIP,  ANDYARDA6E;NUMBER OF POCKETS  OF THE OVERALLS, ALSO ON  THE COATS NOTE THE GAUNTLET  CUFF, AND THE UNIFORM BAND  COLLAR.AND THEN IFTHE"JUST  AS GOOD"GARMENT STANDS THE  COMPARISON,BUY IT BY ALL  MEANS.      BUT MARK YOU,  THEY WONT STAND A CAREFUL  COMPARISON.  WE ARE THE AGENTS  ^  FOR  PEABODYS'  GUARANTEED OVERALLS.  HARDWARE  of every description  SCREEN DOORS  WINDOW SCREENS,  OILS and  VARNISHES.  The most complete  in Merritt.  Our stock of Groceries is fresh and of the highest quality,  We aim to serve you best.  In Boots and Shoes we are receiving new shipments frequently in lines  that are the  nattiest and most up-to-date.    Call and inspect them, you don't need to buy, but get  our prices and make comparison.  K��^.  Always come to us if there is something you can't get anywhere else--We will have it.  THE HOWSE BLOCK  QUILCHENA AVENUE  THE ONE PRICE STORE.

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