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 Vol. 2, No   13  MERRITT, B. C. MAY 12, 1911  Price 5 Cents  ��� ��  omimon  rooriafes $5  eaerai  emaJ  mes  G. M. Gemmill is Probably  Customs Collector  ��� Construction    Ought   to   Start  Within Next Few Weeks.  In the supplementary estimates  ; in". the Xominion Parliament is  'included an appropriation of five  X thousand dollars for the purpose  A of erectingr a Federal office build-  ! ing in this city. Through the  ' strenuous efforts of Ralph Smith,  ���"j M. P., urged on by G. B. Arrr.-  f strong,  of this city, the appropriation has been made, and the  [ latter will in all probability donate  ; a site for the new building.  The news that the; Dominion  l government will establish a regular customs and postal service,  [independent of any other business  : in the city, will be received with  ���".{ pleasure by local residents. It  Ihas been felt for some time that  jthegbyerhment is handling suf-  ificierit business to justify such a  ]seryice herei and the Liberal As-  issciatibri has been" praying be-  Jside the member for Nanaimo,"  ; the lone; Grit on the southern part  jof the province, continually.  Joseph Collett has expressed his  igwillingness; to. give a site free;  i In view of the fact that Merritt  is to be made a Point of Entry in  the Customs Service the government will appoint a Collector of  Customs here. This appointment  will fall to G. M. Gemmill, who  has so successfully conducted the  present post-office"X under G. B.  Armstrong, the titular head of  the department. As the Customs  Service business here increases  it is probable that people now interested in real estate and insurance will add to their business a  Customs brokerage department.  In fact, there is at present a  rumour current that one firm  already in considering the advisability of establishing such a  department.  �� <*UP.=iUSCHEDULE^���==  and bridges, and noting for himself the necessities in each section.  He will probablyipay a visit to  Nicola valley, on the expressed  request of local Conservatives.  A TESTIMONIAL  "'I like your valley immensely,  and I shall return - here next  July or August. I am more than  pleased with all I have seen, but  when I come again I intend to  thoroughly explore the whole  valley." The foregoing statement was made to The News by  Mr. Megloughlin, of Ottawa, a  man who handles money for  many eastern investors in this  province. That he sees an opening for a successful exploitation  of the resources- of the valley,  may be gathered from his verdict. He is already interested  here to some extent, being a  stockholder in the Diamond Vale  Collieries. He came into the  valley on Wednesday week and  left for the east on Saturday.  Messrs. P. and G. Koop, who  came with him, returned to Van  couver on Monday morning, but  before they left they too took an  opportunity to inform The News  of their high opinion bf the  valley.  As soon as the new fast transcontinental train is placed on the  Toronto���Vancouver run there  will be a number of changes in  the schedule. Conductors Dan  Starrett, William Aconley and  James McKay, now running on  Nos I & 2 between Kamloops and  Vancouver will probably be transferred to the new train. This  will mean that three of the four  conductors now operating on Nos  96 and 97 will go to Nos 1 & 2.  The vacancies on 96 and 97 will  be filled by two extra men together with Harry Purdy, now  conductor on the Nicola branch.  It is altogether likely that Conductor Charles Sasseville will  will again take charge of the local branch line.  |      WILL TAYLOR COME?  I Victoria, May 11. ���Hon. Thomas Taylor, Provincial Minister of  Works and Railways, will leave  about May 20 on his second inspection tour of the season, upon  which he J expects to be engaged  for approximately one month.  The Minister proceeds direct from  tile capital to Golden, going from  thjere to Cranbrook, and thence to  Fernie, Nelson, Grand forks,  Greenwood, Revelstoke, Kamloops and the Lower Fraser.  Subsequently Mr. Taylor plans to  make an extensive tour of the  IslatiqV'inspecting the> roads trails  Volunteer  Fire Brigade  Committee to Wait  Upon City  Council at Next Meeting  A meeting of citizens interested in the proposed volunteer fire  brigade was ��� held; in the {court  house on Tuesday evening. Mayor  Eastwood occupied the chair for  the^vemng.'     ���- ; y'" "���-���������;''-������"���'  Mr. Ackman gave some interesting facts as to the means  adopted in small towns through  the interior for fire-fighting With  a volunteer fire brigade. He  asked that the meeting appoint a  committee from the members to  interview the city council, to ascertain what the city would be  prepared to do with respect to  furnishing a hall and equipment  for a volunteer brigade.  Mr. Gate stated that he had  been a member of the fire brigade  at Coleman, Alta., where there  was a water system. Here there  is at present no such system, so  wells will have to be located  through the town which may be  tapped in case of fire. He advised  that a bucket brigade and salvage  corps be organized; at once. He  did not think much of the value  of chemical engines after a fire  had once got a good head.  On the motion of J; W^ Ellis,  seconded by E. Meiklejohn, the  mayor appointed Messrs* ..Simpson, Ellis, Ackman and > Gate a  committee to wait on; the city  council to ascertain |what the  latter were prepared z to do in respect to furnishing' a hall and  equipment; also to make arrangements for holding a Firemen's  Ban.- ' 7'\vr~yxi~\ \..7.7.i 7i.  On the motion of E. Meiklejohn, seconded by J. Simpson, it  was decided to ask the city coun  cil to make it compulsory, by bylaw, that all merchants should  have fire extinguishers on their  premises.  The meeting adjourned to meet  next Tuesday evening at eight  o'clock at the same place.  I. 0. G. T.  In tMParish Hall on Thursday  evening week, the local branch,  of the International Order of Good  Templars held their weekly meeting.   It being the first meeting  in the new quarter, reports were  read by various officers and committees,   and these showed the  lodge to be slowly  but surely  forging ahead.     The meetings  during the past quarter have been  well attended, and the program  committee provided some splendid programs, including a very  interesting debate on Reciprocity.  The following officers were elected for the new quarter :���  Chief Templar: Bro. W. Cranna.  Vice Templar : Bro. M. McKenzie.  Secretary : Sister K. Seville.  Financial Secy. : Sister J. Archibald.  Treasurer: Bro. W. Holsworth.  Marshall: Bro. E. Riley.  Chaplain : Bro. F. J. Hogg-  Guard : Bro. J. Ovington.  Sentinel: Bro. W. Watts. *?"  Assistant-Secretary : Sister H. Hogg."  Deputy Marshall: Bro. D. Hogg.  Past Chief Templar: Bro. P. McLean.-  Organist :^Sister E. Whitmore.'       -'"n  Lodge Deputy: Bro. D. McEachern.  The new program committee consists  of Sisters Archibald and Seville and  Bros. * Mackenzie and Holsworth, who  will probably have some stirring programs during the quarter.  ent month. Mr. Grimmett intends to purchase an automobile  phaeton and is having a garage  erected near his residence.  A POSSIBLE TOWNSITE  It is reported that President  J, J. Warren of the Kettle Valley  Railway contemplates the establishment of a townsite about  twenty miles up the Coldwater  in the vicinity of J. Hickey's  ranch. With Warren a Mr. Miller is associated. Mr. O'Brien  informed -the News during the  week that he has, no connection  with the townsite, as reported in  the Herald last week.  During the week local citizens  were treated to the annual privilege of subscribing to the Salvation Army home, Two lassies  from this well known organization arrived here on Tuesday evening. It is said that they were  very successful in the canvass.   o ���; ���  '  W. F. Gardner, of the B. CJ  Life Assurance company was iri  town this week, returning to the  coast on Thursday. His mission  to this city was to interview the  local stockholders in this company  and to give clearancecities. For  the first time in the history of  the province the stock of a finan-;  cial institution has been, over  subscribed arid it is for the purpose of meeting this exigency  that Mr. . Gardner is personally  interviewing the different stockholders, through the district.  ��� o   - S. M. Studebaker, who has been  operating a stage service in and  around this city for the past year  or so has gone to Penticton. He  will operate an auto stage line  between Penticton andKeremeos,  faking, onejroundI tripylaily; ��� and  nieeti n g a j 1 ;boat sfan 3' trains1.;. The  fact that railway construction  will soon be in progress in the vicinity of Penticton, and that Ker-  emeos is the nearest railway point  should afford a splendid opportunity for Mr. Studebaker. The  News can testify that Studebaker  will be popular with all his passengers, as there is probably no  chauffeur in the province who  can beat him when it comes to  running a machine.  Herald's Severe Attack  of Acute Imaginitis  KNIGHTS  OF  PYTHIAS  Kamloops, May 10. ���The twenty- second annual convention of  of the grand lodges of the  Knights of Pythias opened here  this morning. Over sixty delegates, besides grand lodge officers  attended. * Arriong the latter  were Past Chancellors H. J. Austin, R. H. Gale, H. H. Hoffmeiser  Vancouver'; N. Binns,  Trail;   C.  F. Nelson, New Denver; J. Cros-  san, Nanaimo ; J. L. Brown,  Kamloops ;: B. A. -Brown,. Sica-  mous; A. H. Fergusson, New  Westminster ; S. R.". W. Irvine,  Nelson ; ,S. R., Geo. . Johnson,  Nanaimo; P.C, John Thompson,  Cumberland ';���������: G. V., C. G. Raw-  linson, ��� Nanaimo : G.M., A. O.  McKay, Kamloops ; G.M., E. T:  Walker, Victoria ; C.K.R.,."S'lXB:  Pferdnier, Victoria; .G.I.G.H.;  E.    -Reid,r  North \ Vancouver;  G. 0. G., George Chappie; ���- of  Grand Forks, Grand lodge rank  was conferred on twentyrfour  past chancellors. ��� Mayor Robinson welcomed the delegates.; An  excursion on a' steamboat' took  place this afternoon to Tranquille  Sanatorium. ���" v : ' y  :,_Local Pythians are now in .coni-  niuriicatiori-witfi the Grand Chan-"  cellqr and an effort is being made  to bring him "to Merritt for Monday night to organize the local  lodge.  Agricultural  Association  Heslop Appointed  ���..-���;--for'Year^  Secretary  "^^^^LOWER^NiCuEA^BOY  Guelph. Ont., May 10.��� S. H.  Hopkins of Lower Nicola won  the Governor-general's silver  medal, the highest honor given  at the Ontario Agricultural Col's, dge here. The results of the  examinations were announced  this morning. .  (S., H. Hopkins' many friends  will be delighted at the news  of  his success.    He is a  credit  to  the valley.���Ed.)  ���' '������'��������'  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Miss. Brooks, daughter of Perry Brooks, has accepted a position as stenographer in the offices  of M. L. Grimmett.  W. F. Eddy, J. Horrocks and  J. Crowder, of Princeton, were  in town on business during the  week.  ������"'"'       ' o    Mrs. A. W. Strickland returned  on Wednesday evening from Vancouver where she has completed  the purchase of some of the furnishings for the new bank residence. Mr. and Mrs. Strickland  will move into their new home on  Saturday, evening.  .  ���    o   The new residence of M. L.  Grimmett is nearly completed.  The contractors, Hyland and McLean, are now putting the finishing touches on the interior.  This new home will be ready for  occupation by the end of the pres-  A meeting of the directors of  the Nicola Valley Agricultural  and ' Horticultural Association  was held in A. W. Strickland's  rooms, over the Bank of Montreal,  last Wednesday afternoon.  T. Heslop, of Nicola, consented  Alex Lucas M. P. P., member  for Yale riding, who recently visited his constituency. His persistent advocacy of government  aid to settlers, will probably be  rewarded by the appointment of  a Royal Commission to investigate the whole question of aiding  settlers, when Premier McBride  returns from the Coronation.  Alex Lucas will pay another visit  to the valley in the near future  and will try and persuade Hon.  Thomas Taylor, minister for public works, to come in here when  he makes his tour of the province.  FOR SALE  Bedroom furnishings, includr  ing brass bedstead, clothes, car-  peti etc, Apply Box D, News  office.  tcTact as secretary of The associa^  tion for the remainder of the  year.  A most important step in the  steady progress of the association  was the decision of the directors  to secure a permanent site for the  annual exhibition. In choosing  a site, the committee appointed  for the pcrpose of making the  selection will endeavour to secure  one which will accommodate a  race track half a mile in circumference and show ring and stands  This will be utilised for exhibition  purposes each year, and between  exhib:tions may be used for a  skating-rink, or any other enter-  pries of that nature. On the  committee appointed to secure a  site are A. W. Strickland, Archie  Jackson, H. H. Matthews and  Robert Clark.  There is every prospect that  the exhibition of next September  7 will be far and away the most  succesful in the history of the  association.  The preaident, A. W. Strickland, has been very successful in  interesting all the agricultural  and horticultural interests throughout the valley, in an effort to  make the"1911 exhibition a winner. The Douglas Lake Cattle  Compan y wi 11 send i n a large ex-  hibitof blooded horses and cattle.  Joseph Guichon, of Quilchena,  will exhibit the major portion of  his registered stock and H. H.  Matthews and R. H. Winny have  also promised large exhibits.  All through ti. e valley farmers  are looking forward to the event  and more than a few are quietly  training for the prizes.  Contradiction of Foolish Report  of Mine Merger.  Many people have expressed  surprise at the report which appeared in the Herald last week,  and subsequently in the Vancouver Province, to the effect  that a , merger of the colliery  companies of the Valley was probable. The report also aroused  considerable comment on .the  coast.  There was absolutely no foundation or justification for such a  report. The mere fact that one  stockholder in the Diamond Vale  arid two stockholders in the Nicola Valley Coal and Coke company visited the valley and inspected their properties, in the  heated imagination of our contemporary, became an indication  that all the coal companies were"  going to amalgamate, reduce the  cost of production, and raise  gentle Cain "generally.  On'reading the weird report,  the N.ews at once comhiunicated  '-with the ^president of- the, Diamond Vale .Coal and'Coke Company. A wire was ��� received in  reply, stating that the report was  "absurd and grossly misleading.  The article is mische~vous and  entirely without foundation."  Evidently, then, T. J. Smith was  no party to such a scheme.  Charles Graham, superintendent of the Middlesboro collieries,  was interviewed. "Ridiculous,"  was the manner in which he  spoke of the article, "and entirely without foundation ! "  Mr. Megloughlin, of Ottawa,-  a stockholder in the Diamond  Vale, was asked what he thought  of the report. "A pipe-dream !"  was~his-dryiy-ren"dere"d-ver"dic��  Joseph Graham, general manager of the Coal Hill Syndicate,  asked whether there was any  such merger contemplated, said :  "I certainiy never heard of such  a thing ! "  The report, and what came  from an investigation of it, led  to a local cook submitting the following recipe : "Take two stockholders in a coal company ; move  them around their property ; add  the editor of the Herald. Stir  slightly, and there is an amalgamation. "  COAL HILL SYNDICATE  During the week Messrs T.  Nicholls and G. I. Wilson, of Vancouver, stockholders in the Coal  Hill Syndicate, visited the property and made an inspection of  the work that has been done.  Joseph Graham, general manager  of the colleries, was their host  while here.  Important developments in con-  ection with this property are  looked for in the next few months. It is proposed to have a  spur run in from the line of the  K. V. R. R. The seams so far exposed are remarkably free from  foreign matter, being nearly v all  clean coal. '-���' * ^      ;!:  Max Ecker was taken sick with  the grippe yesterday and is unable  to leave his bed today. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May 12, 1911  MIDWAY COAL  C. A. Campbell and Angus  McLeod, accompanied by D. N.  McLean, of Spokane, have returned from Midway, B. C., where  they went to inspect the holdings  of the Boundary Mining and Exploration Co., Ltd., whose coalmine has recently been attracting  considerable attention from the  mining fraternity all over the  province. They are enthusiastic  over what they saw, and state  that in their opinion an important  coal measure is being opened up.  The head office of the company  is in Grand Forks, B.C., and the  officers also reside there. The  company has 538 acres of crown-  granted land, two and one half  miles west of Midway, upon which  coal has been proven of a quality  similar to the bituminous products  of Tensylvania. Assays made by  the Granby smelter gave 73.2 per  cent fixed carbon, 16.5 per cent  volatile matter, and 1.1 per cent  ash.  The development consists of a  number of prospect shafts to determine the extent and dip of the  coal seams preliminary to driving  a working tunnel. . The latter is  now in about 400 feet, crosscut-  ting two veins of coal, the largest  of which is from six to eight feet  thick.   Upon this seam a winze  has been sunk to about 70 feet,  and drifts have been run east and  west from the tunnel over 200  feet   each   way.     The   tunnel  reached this seam at a distance  from the mouth of 265 feet. The  surface prospecting proved that  nine seams exist on the property,  some of which are much larger  than the one upon which the development   is   now  proceeding.  While coal is being taken from  the latter in all the workings the  tunnel is being driven ahead to  catch the other seams.  The object in taking out coal  at the present time in quantity  is to supply the Kettle Valley  railway with fuel, this line passing within 300 feet of the tunnel.  The veins dip at an angle of  35  degrees, and when they have all  been crosscut by the tunnel, a  system of slopes will be used to  develop them at depth and extract  the product. Meanwhile, the  company is preparing to instal  the machinery necessary for putting the mine on a commercial  basis.  It is likely that the old town of  Midway, after having been touted as a centre of copper mining  fruitgrowing, smelting and shipping, will find herself after all to  be a coal mining centre.  _o���  OPIUM DENS IN LONDON  Winston   Churchill   gave   the  following answer in the House of  Commons in reply to a question  by Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart :  "I am informed the London  County Council that there are  known to the council at the present   time   twenty-two   private  houses in London in which opium  smoking is practised, mostly by  Chinese seamen.     In 1906, the  date of the issue of the edict  against opium spoking in China,  twelve such houses were known  in the country, but in the interval  opium smoking, has   been   prohibited   by the London   County  Council bylaws in seamen's lodging-houses licensed by them, and  this has no doubt led to an increase in the number of private  houses in which the facilities for  opium smoking are afforded. The  commissioner of police  believes  that opium smoking is on the  decrease in London."  From inquiries made in the  East End of London, it would  appear that the number of private houses where opium smoking  is practised, as given in the Home  Secretary's reply, is well within  the mark.  bia. The free miners' licence,  as it exists in this province, carries with it very extensive special privileges and wide authority.  With this document one may invade sanctity of private property  in quest of precious metal. Last  year his late Majesty King Edward VII. not only was the holder of such privilege, but the fee  prescribed by law was charged in  the usual way.  Mr. Cummings of 150-Mile  House is one of the old brigade,  through whose indomitable courage and strenuous endeavors the  golden resources of Old Cariboo  were made known to the world  half a century ago. He was one  of the original workers of the  world-famous Cariboo Cameron's  claim, and ever since he has spent  at least a portion of each year  prospecting the Cariboo mountains in his search for precious  metals.  During a visit to the upper  country last year, the Premier  met his old friend, when Mr.  Cummings was taking over the  forty-ninth renewal of his license.  This year the Hon. Mr. McBride  thoughtfully anticipated the annual application of the veteran,  and, previous to his departure  from the capital, sent the license  direct from departmental headquarters, accompanying it with a  graceful personal letter, in which  good wishes were expressed in  felicitous terms.  which were madeshowan average  of about fourteen acres to each  purchaser, the amount taken in  eaclrcase ranging from five acre  blocks to as high as 60-acre blocks^  GOLD   ROBBERY  A telegram from Nagybonya,  in Hungary, reports a daring robbery at the largest Hungarian  state gold mine, at Veresviz. The  robbers let themselves down a  disused shaft and concealed themselves in the mine. They emerged from their hiding places during the night armed with dynamite bombs and completely surprised the watchmen, whom they  overpowered and drove into a  gallery, where one robber kept  watch armed with bombs, while  the others opened iron doors with  skeleton keys and seized large  quantities of gold ore.  This was loaded into buckets  and conveyed to the surface, the  robbers afterwards escaping in a  cart, i The robbery was only discovered next day when the watch  men were released' No trace of  the thieves or their booty, worth  some thousand pounds, has been  discovered.  cial legislation to secure only the  better class of citizens to serve  on juries.  The Victorian labor conference  recommends by resolution that  the franchise be granted to all  persons in the state over the age  of.eighteen. .    .    .  Y. D. C. A.  T. V. Curtin, Esq., m. d.,  Secretary,  Yale District Conservative Ass'n,  Nicola, B. C.  Sir,���I beg leave to acknowledge the  receipt of your circular containing the  names of the officers of, and resolutions  passed by, the Yale District Conservative Association.  I have read the resolutions with a  great deal of interest, and I can assure  you that I am in entire sympathy with  every one of them. I shall bring the  matter to the attention of the Government.  I have the honour to be.  Sir,  Your obedient servant,  H...E. Young,  Provincial Secretary.  FREE MINER FIFTY YEARS  Mr. John Cummings   has  re  ceived from Premier McBride, in  his capacity of Minister of Mines  the fiftieth renewal of his licence  as a free miner of British Colum-  KOOTENAY  FRUITLANDS  A remarkable proof of the interest which large and small investors at the cost are taking in  Kootenay f ruitlands is shown by  over fifty scales to prospective  ranchers in Vancouver, Victoria,  Seattle, Tacoma and Portland,  which were reported on Saturday  by Annable & Hunter for the  Kootenay fruit Lands, Limited.  The sales were all made since the  beginning of the year.  The land concerned is at the  Burton .Orchard tract on the Arrow Lakes and the fifty-four sales  AUSTRALIAN NAVY  The offer made by the government of New South Wales to construct for the federal government  on certain terms, war vessels for  the commonwealth navy, has been  accepted, and; work will begin  without loss of time at Sydney.  The Victorian government, which  has been following the action of  the neighboring state with regard  to naval matters, has decided to  establish shipbuilding yards and  to develop an industry along these  liries.' "'������;'/ ;.'.'."  Three murder cases have been  tried before juries in Melbourne,  and in each instance a verdict of  acquittal has been brought in.  The presiding judges have remarked on the action of the jury-  ���men in such strong terms that it  has been decided to ask for spe-  M.L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  ' ���' .        ..;���  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  A.F.&A.I  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the second  Tuesday of each  month at 8 p-  m.    Sojourney.  ing brothers cordially invited.  M. L. Grimmett,      Fred S. Gay  W. M. ' ��� Secretary.  A, B. KENNEDY  7:X ELECTRICAL-  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST.-and COUTLIE AVE.  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  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 ���      ������-���  ELITE  RESTAURANT  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.  $?TICKET,$6  MRS. J. BOCH, Proprietress  QUILCHENA AVE. MERRITT  Opposite Bennett & ReidV  a  !  Those who desire NEW merchandise of quality at moderate prices, come  and see our goods.     We believe it will prove mutually  advantageous.  i  i  i  i  Ladies' and  Children's  Hygeian  Knitted  Underwear  is here in great variety.    Long, short and no sleeves.  Children's White Hygeian Vests, all sizes.    Ranging in price from 10c to 25c.  Ladies' White Hygeian Vests, in short or no sleeves, low neck.    Price 15c and 20c.  Ladies' Vest���Fine ribbed white cotton, low neck, with short or no sleeves, fancy crochet  yokes, sizes 32 to 38 bust measure.    Prices, 25c and 35c.  Ladies' Vests���Fine ribbed Lisle thread, low neck, no sleeves, fancy crochet yokes, sizes 32  to 40 bust measure.    Prices, 40c and 50c.  Ladies' Vests���A large assortment of real Swiss goods in Lisle spun silk and all silk,    Size  32 to 40 bust measure.   Prices, $1.25 to $1.75.  Also a range of Vests for Women in fine light-weight pure wools and wool and silk mixtures  m sizes 32 to 40 bust measure.    Prices, $1.25 to $2.50.  Ladies'. Drawers���Fine-ribbed cotton, umbrella style,  lace trimmed.    Sizes 22 to 28 waist  measure.    Prices 25c to 50c.  Ladies' and Children's Hosiery.  Children's "Little Darling" Hose���Lamb's wool, guaranteed absolutely stainless dye, silk  heels and toes, in black, cardinal, tan and cream, sizes 4 to 7.   Price 35c.  Children's "Princess " Cotton Ribbed Hose, made to Fit and Fit to wear, in black, tan and  white; size 5 to 9 1-2.    Prices, 25c, 30c and 35c.  Misses' Coloured Lisle Hose, garter top/double soles; sizes 6 1-2 to 8.   Price, 35c  Boys'  Hercules Ribbed Hose, Corduroy rib, the Limit of Strength, sizes 6 to 10.    Prices,  25c tc 35c.  Ladies' Black Cotton Hose, sizes 8 1-2 to .10.    Prices, 20c, 25c and 35c,  Ladies' Tan Cotton Hose, sizes 8 1-2 to-10.   Prices, 25c and 35c  Ladies' Coloured Gauze Lisle Hose; garter'top, double soles, in pink, sky, grey, tan and  black.    All sizes.    Price, 35c  Ladies' Silk Lisle Hose, in black, tan and grey, with lace ankle and lace all over.   Sizes 8 1-2  to 10.    Prices, 50c, 65c, 75c and 90c.  Ladies'White Lisle Hose, Embroidered, sizes 8 1-2, 9 and 9 1-2.    Price, 90c.  Ladies' Fancy Stripe Cotton Hose, sizes 8 1-2 to 9 1-2.    Price, 75c. '  Ladies' Pure Silk Hose, in black, cardinal, blue and pink.   Prices, $1.00 to $3.00 a pair.  I  I  DRY GOODS  GROCERIES        BOOTS AND SHOES  LADIES' WEAR       MEN'S FURNISHINGS       HARDWARE  BOI FRIDAY;  Matt        9 11  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  City  Council in  .Regular Session  >   At   Prolonged   Session  License  By-laws Are Passed  The city council met in the court  ; house shortly after half past eight  } last   Monday   evening.     Mayor  Eastwood occupied the chair.   On  the conclusion of the reading of  ; the mi nutes of the previous meet-  ; ing Aid. Boyd moved that the li-;  ; cense fees for insurance agents  j be stricken out of the license bylaw: which was agreed to.  POLICE PROTECTION  The report of the police com-  ; missioners, to the effect that they  \ had appointed R. S. Brown, chief  constable, and H. W. Sutcliffe,  ; constable, at salaries of $100 and  ' $60, respectively, called forth a  I protest from Aid. Menzie. He  ��� did not think, he said, that the  | police commission had considered  f the interests of the citizens in  ;, fixing,  the . salary   of the chief  constable at one hundred dollars  per'month.    "The revenue this  ; year will be very small and I  | think that $80 per, month would  I have been quite sufficient for the  f work he has to do.   I think the  * commission; has overcrowded  ?.a little in that, seeing the  | dition of the city's finances.  I    Aid. Boyd:> y'/Have; the police  i commissioners power to fix the  | rates that shall  be paid the con-  "���table; Mr."Grimmett?"  , ���Mr. Grimmett:  "' 'The city has  = to pay amounts recommended by  \ the police commissioners, but the  I city has   a   recourse,, if the rec-  j commendation- is objectionable,  | to appeal to the lieutenant-gov-  l ernor-in-council."   He then read  jthe   specific   clause   in   the act  dealing with the miatter.  j7 The Mayor: "I'lltell you whyv  I we fixed his salary at $100 a  1 month; He has to be on duty  from six in the morning unti 1  [midnight and i'think that in view  ��� |of that $100 is not too much,"  j Aid;" Menzie: "My reason fer  taking this objection is that the  us  con-  local representative ~of ~the provincial police, who has to cover  all the valley outside the city,  Middlesboro, Lower Nicola, Cah-  ford, and all those places, is only  paid eighty dollars per month for  his work; I believe that We  could find plenty of men here  willing to do the work for much  less than $100 per month.  The Mayor: "Sure, there are  lots of men willing to work cheap.  Some of these bums in town, for  instance! But we really have to  have police protection. In the  past we have only, had tne pro-  vincialrpoliceman, and he has had  too much territory to. coyer to  attend to this, city as it should be  attended. .Men hayejbeen held  up here at night quite often, and  we want good police protection.  i���'.', '.,'      ''���'  l       -y  Aid. Menzies: "I've never  been held up at night."  The Mayor : ' 'You stay at home  at night."    (Laughter.) ; \  After a little more discussion/  the report of the commissioners  was accepted unchanged.  IRRIGATION DITCHES  A letter was received from City  Solicitor j Grimmett. in regard to!  the irrigation' ditches which run;  through the town.   In effect, it  stated that the city^puld not in-.  terfere^with the ditches as long  as! there are people using   the  water for irrigatiorivpurposes who  have a water right,on the..ditch.!  If the water from the ditch floods  the property of the city the latter  has a right -to ask for damages.  It is up to the people using the  ditches to keep   them clear of  refuse*, y  '*'.j' '��.y*';  1 Aid. Boyd7- -'If the ditch overflows where it crosses a street  and does damage can the city  collect damages ?''  Mr. Grimmett: "I tried to  coyer that in-my letter. If anyone interferes with a ditch and  causes damage to city-property  the city has a right to take action  against themi -->-���- - ;  Aid. Menzies: It's clear that  the city can do nothing with these  ditches, so.I move that the best  thing the committee can do is to  keep out of them." Unanimously  carried. -  PRINTING TENDERS  The tenders from the Nicola  Valley News and the Herald, for  the city printing, were then read.  The bid of this paper was considerably below that of the  Herald, but the matter was referred to the finance committee  for investigation.  AGAIN,  THE   BANKS.' '....  A letter was received from A.  W. Strickland, manager of the  Bank of Montreal, requesting  that the council give an explanation for making the change in the  appointment of city bankers. He  had notified his head office that  he had secured the account, and  at the next meeting the council  revoked the appointment, and  gave the account to the Bank of  Toronto.  Aid. Boyd moved that a letter  be sent to the Bank of Montreal  notifying them that the account  had been withdrawn from them  and given to the Bank of Toronto.  Aid. Jackson moved that the  council's action in giving the account to the Bank of Toronto be  reconsidered.  Aid. Reid, chairman of the  finance committee, said that at  the first meeting the council had  voted .that the Bank of Montreal  bo given the account. The manager here notified his head office  that he had secured the account.  At the next meeting the council  turned around and took the account from the Bank of Montreal.  I think that an explanation is due  the manager of that bank. But  what explanation we can give is  beyond me. It does not seem to  me that it was quite fair business  to deal with the matter in the  way we have. We gave the account to the Bank of Montreal,  and then turned right round and  gave the account to another bank  without saying a word to the  manager of the first bank.''  Aid. Menzies: "I don't like  this way of turning things around  ^JTO PARTIES wishing to order Lumber in carload Lots, I offer  \Jt to deliver, on track at Merritt, Lumber, Sash, Doors and all  Millwork at Vancouver wholesale prices, plus freight, and guarantee grades as specified. As an illustration of my retail prices,  I offer at my yard, Dewey, Vancouver and Winnipeg designs of  Glass Doors at IP per cent less than quoted by the T. Eaton Co.,  and you don't have to pay freight from Winnipeg either.  YOURS TRULY,  The Merritt Lumber Yard  ��� ���'.,. ���ANDREW McGORAN, -  PROPRIETOR  in the way we did. It seems to  me that some of us.must have  voted and did not know what we  were voting on;"  Aid. McMillan : "I don't think  that I'm due to give any explanation. The Bank of Toronto gave  us better terms, that was all. ; I  knew what I was voting on."  Then followed a heated altercation as to how everyone voted  in the first instance, but finally  everything simmered down to a  resolution that the Bank of Montreal be informed that i they lost  the account because the Bank of  Toronto offered better terms.  CITY HALL   SITE  The offers of:variqus lots for a  city hall site.< were read and referred to the finance committee.  LICENSE BY-LAW  The license by-law received its  three readings.  I was 11.30 before the council  adjourned.  REPAIRING ROADS  ���Foreman Fred Seward and a  gang of about fifteen men are engaged in repairing the wagon  road to Spence's Bridge. Tney  are, now working on the biggest  slide along this road, about eight  miles from Spence's Bridge. Besides the men Mr. Steward has  two teams at work. It is intended to rush this work through as  rapidly as possible in order to get  on with the construction of new  roads in the valley.  An advertisement in the News  will bring the business.  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.  --o-  ALEX.  COUTLEE Prop. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday. May 12^1931  Incorporated  THE   STRENGTH   OF  THE  1855.  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 Manager 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  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance  Six months $1.00  FRANK M. COFFEE -'- - Editor  J. W. ELLIS      -      -      -      -      -     Manager.  Ose dollar per inch per month far regula 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-  vertisinir.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Box 20 _ Merritt. B.C  PO,  Phone 25.  FRENZIED   JOURNALISM  To undertake to criticise, and,  as in this instance we must, to  condemn the editorial policy of a  contemporary, is a task which  we undertake with a full appreciation of the delicacy of our subject.  We observed with regret that  some time ago our Nicola avenue  contemporary in a laudable endeavour to further the interests  of this Nicola Valley was manifesting a tendency to become hyperbolic, thereby  defeating  its  own purpose.     In perusing the  number   of   our exchanges last  week our attention was attracted  to the Herald by a shrieking six-  column head, to the effect that  there was a silver, or copper,   or  golden���we have not the paper  beside us as we write���stream  running through the valley���or  into the valley���we forget which  particular brand of stream it was.  Naturally our attention was attracted.   A closer inspection of  the page caused us to rise from  our comfortable seat with an exclamation of astonishment.    We  discovered (?) that a merger of  the coal mines of the valley was  in contemplation.    It was such  an obviously ridiculous inaccuracy that we were amazed at the  temerity which permitted its publication.  Surely such a brand of public-  "ity^pT^ifiotibTrTJoesTnbre^hWiff  than good? It is not that we are  worried over the inevitable, unenviable reputation which our contemporary earns by such methods. But we are forced to protest in the names of the residents of this valley. It hurts the  valley. We admit that our contemporary has done much valuable work in the past, by sane  methods. Why not revert to  those methods?  The attack on the editor of the  Sunset was a revelation of what  megalomania may accomplish.  EARLY   CLOSING  During the latter part of this  week a petition was circulated  through the clerks of the various  stores in the town, petitioning  the city council to pass a by-law  by which all stores in the town  will be required to close at half-  past six every evening, with the  exception of Saturdays, Mondays  and pay nights. The petition  failed because a number of clerks  in stores, in some cases under  orders, refused to sign.  Recently the larger merchants  of the city entered into a mutual  agreement by which they closed  at half-past six on three days a  week. The fact, however, that  certain other stores did not close  at that hour led to the disruption  of the agreement.  There is no doubt at all that  Lives of great men all remind  us that we ride a pony lean, and  departing leave behind us footsteps few and far between.  The Vancouver World heads  an editorial leader this week  with the title "leaving the pen  for the plough." The language  used by our contemporary last  week leads us to believe that  there are some who leave the  plough for the pen,  the clerks are working long hours  ���too long by far.    Unless it is  found to be ultra vires the council  should pass a by-law embodying  the suggestions   of the clerks.  By making early closing compul-  [sory an arrangement would be  made by   which   employes and  proprietors would both be satisfied.  PRESS    AND    RELIGION  The following1 extract from a  remarkably well-written editorial  in the Vancouver Province should  interest our readers. It is curious,  by the way, how valorous some  contributors to the papers (in the  correspondence columns) become  when they have the shield of  anonymity :���  " The fact of the matter is, the  daily press ought not to be a  vehicle for religious controversies.     The various   sects   have  their own special publications for  the furtherance of their particular beliefs and for demonstrating  the errors which they affect to  perceive in the principles of other  bodies. It is to these publications  that such communications should  be sent.    The proper function of  the daily press in its attitude toward religious bodies should be  to modify, and if possible eliminate, prejudice, and as far as can  be harmonise opinion in the interests of general good citizenship.  The age, too, is one of broad  and of broadening tolerance. The  great intelligent public of today  is in full sympathy with the privilege of the individual to the  possession of his own convictions  so long as his principles are not  in conflict with the rights of his  neighbour or with the good of  society. The day has gone by  when there is persecution for  conscience sake, or when men  are to be condemned as the enemies of their species for holding  to this or to that form of belief.  Nor is it credible by the educated  public of such a country as Canada that millions of mankind  whose public and private lives are  a daily example of good citizenship, should be banded together  for the support of an institution  whose aim is the destruction of  civil and religious freedom. We  shall find inside and outside of  one church, as we do inside and  outside of another, men whose  purposes are not good and whose  lives are not moral, but from any  sane regard of the achievements  on behalf of mankind, whether  of Protestanism or Catholicism,  it can not be denied that the aim  of both is in the same direction  ���the betterment of the world at  large.  ' 'In men whom men condemn as  ill,  I find so much of goodness still.  In   men   whom men pronounce  divine,  I find so much of sin and blot;  I hesitate to draw a line,  Between   the  two���where God  has not."  The Men Who Have Made Merritt  ALD.   ARCHIE JACKSON  Alderman Jackson, whose photograph appears above,  was born in County Cavan, Ireland, a little over forty years  ago.    When barely a year old his parents removed to the  United States, going from Queenstown to New York.   They  lived there for about twelve months and then migrated to  Canada, settling in County Grey, in Ontario, where they remained for fourteen years,    Shortly  before he attained his  majority   Alderman   Jackson,   then plain Archie, and his  brothers set out for the w:st, heading for British Columbia,  then in the throes of a gold excitement.    They located in  Midway,   where Archie Jackson remained-for two years.  From Midway he went to Douglas Lake where he engaged  in the cattle business.    He  remained there two years and  then returned to Midway where he engaged in the dairying  business.    He was in  that business for a year and then'  , moved to Quilchena, where he went to work on the Triangle  ranch for Joseph Guichon, Sr.    He worked for Joseph Guichon for four years, finally leaving to go into business for  himself again; this time as a general merchant at Quilchena.  In this he was very successful.    Hearing, after four years,  that there was a prospect of a new city springing up just  above Coutlee, where the municipality of Merritt is now  located,   he   sold   out at Quilchena and removed to this  section.    He bought some land and a building from the  late William Voght, and opened up the first general store in  Merritt.    Settlers and miners were slowly coming in and his  business prospered.    Soon he found his quarters inadequate7<  for his business, and commenced the erection of the building  at the corner of Nicola Avenue and Voght Street which he  now occupies.    December 15, 1909, the Bank of Montreal  took a lease on part of the building and opened up the first  bank in this city.  He was thought of and mentioned quite often as a candidate for alderman when the incorporation of this city was  first mentioned. When incorporation was finally granted  his name was on the list of candidates for civic honors. As  a business man and a friend he is very popular. With the  possible exception of brie man, the late W.: Voght; we would';'*;  have had some difficulty in finding one more deserving of  the title "A maker of Merritt."  Established 1817. Head Office:    Montreal  Capital (all paid up) - - $14,400,000.00  Cash and Undivided Profits - $12,961,789.11  Total Assets      -       ...    $240,000,000.00  Sayings Bank Department  ,....'. (Interest allowed at current rates.)  \       GENERAL   BANKING   BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  Branches in the Nicola Valley  MERRITT: NICOLA:  A. W. STRICKLAND. Manager. J. F. S. GILLUM, Acting Sub-Agent  *m  W.. A. B ARNE S  Contractor for Painting, Paper Hanging and  Kalsomining.  All Work Guaranteed First-class.  MERRITT,   B.  C  (j.R. Hankey &Co.  LIMITED.  Real Estate and Insurance  Okanagan Lands  All Classes of Investments Placed.  Head Offices; -      - Vernon, B. C.  $2 For One Year���The News  The  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  ".hoicest of Beef, utton,    etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  ���  Merrill Livery and Feed 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.  ���4  ��� 1 A JUL  will be given in the new C P. R.  warehouse adjoining the railway  station, to celebrate the opening of  the warehouse.  RT MUSICIANS  Dancing will commence at 9 o'clock.  At midnight a supper will be served  all dancers at Elite Restaurant.  TICKETS $1.50,  ;J;  Tickets for sale at all business houses.  LADIES FREE.  S. N. DANCEY, Floormaster. Friday, May 12 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  "Gemmill & Rankine Have It'  ice-  We have formaline and bluestone for treatment  of smut in grain. Also chloride of lime crude,  carbolic acid, sulphur and formaldehyde  fumigators, to aid in your "clean up" operations.  Gemmill & Rankine  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  S. J. Solomon, of Coutlee, was  in town on Tuesday on business.  Howard Lawes was   in   town  for the greater part of the week  Dr. Stewart, of Lower Nicola,  was in town on Thursday afternoon.  Frank Mansfield returned from  Aspen Grove last Wednesday  morning.  Sharp Razors and Clean Towel.  -Brown & Durham's. 52tf  Harold Greig went down to  Spence's Bridge on business dur-  ng the week.  Best Electric Massage always  on tap at Brown & Durham's  Barber shop. 25tf  Harold Greig left the city on  Wednesday morning's train for  different points with the intention of organising a party of investors to be brought into Merritt  by private car over the C. P. R  over his reported illness. Now  he wants to. find out what this  paper'really did say about his  indisposition.  L. M. Chamberlin, who has  been time-keeping: on construction up the Coldwater for nearly  a year, left for Vancouver last  Wednesday morning:. He does  not expect to return here for some  considerable time. His father is  chief of police in Vancouver.  Ergo, he claims to have a " stand  in with the police " of the metropolis;-'  Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig, of Aspen  Grove, were in town over the  week end purchasing supplies for  summer. They left for Aspen  Grove on Wednesday morning.  Mr. Ludwig is game warden for  that district.  J. Edwards, fisheries inspector  was in the valley on a tour of inspection during the week.  J. F. S. Gillum, sub-agent at  Nicola of the Bank of Montreal,  was in.this city for the week end.  -��-  John Hickey, who has a quarter  section of excellentfarming lands  up the Coldwater, arrived in town  on Wednesday evening.  Joseph Guichon Jr went - over  to Vernon oh Tuesday morning!,  He went across country, through  Grand Prairie. He is a witness  in a case which comes up at the  assizes there.. Before returning  he will pay a visit to some of the  larger orchards through the Okanagan.       ��� -     -. ���  Mrs. Percy Hardiman came up  \ from Canford last Friday evening  \ to pay a visit.    She returned by  auto on Saturday morning.  John Forsyth is erecting a two  jstorey house on his property on  the Diamond Vale Townsite. His  property is located near the "Y."  Mrs.  William Pooley,  of the  Tamerton Ranch, is reported, to  be seriousljTill Avitlfpleuro-pneu  monia. Dr. Tutill is in constant  attendance.  . Douglas F. Broome and G. L.  Longbotham have taken up their  residence on the land they purchased recently,. and axe .busily  engaged in preparing the land,  for small fruit growing; They  expect to specialize in...this until  their larger f ruittrees come into  bearing.  Mr. and Mrs. Alex Coutlee left  for Vernon last Wednesday morning and will be away for five days  They have been -summoned as  witnesses in a case which will be  tried there, and are going to make  it a holiday trip.  John Clapperton, of Victoria,  brie of the old-timers of the valley, paid a visit to Nicola early  in the week, just, as he expressed it, to renew old acquaintanceships and see the Nicola Stock  Farm once more.  He went down to Spence's Bridge  on Wednesday's train, meeting  R. H. Winny there and going  to Victoria with him. R. H.  Winny will stay with him in Victoria for a few days before departing for the old country..  L. W. Shatford, M. P. P., representing the Similkameen riding in the legislature, arrived in  this city from Vancouver last  Friday evening on his way out  to Tulameen, where he met Superintendent Turner, of the department of works, who has  charge of road construction in his  constituency. He tried to leave  here for Tulameen on Saturday  afternoon, but was unable to secure an automobile or rig until  Sunday morning, when he went  down in Val Crockett's car, making the trip in a little under four  and a half hours.  Duncan and.Hugh McRae are  at work ontheirlKennedy mountain mineral properties and have  recently exposed 4 "feet of ore,  which assays as high as $108 per  ton, and looks as good as anything  they saw at Steamboat or  Portland Canal.���Princeton Star.  l William McNeill went down "to  Aspen Grove last Thursday af ter-���  noon. Whiie there, he pointed  put to Mr. Napier, the government engineer, and Superintendent Sutherland) the work which  has been done in clearing the right  of way for the^ road from Aspen  Grove to the fish lakes. It is  stated that John Dundas, who  has been working with his gang-  rip-rapping the Voght bridge in  this city, will.be moved out on the  construction of the road as soon  as'possible. Mr. McNeill went  up��to Douglas Lake and Quilchena  on business after he had shown  the government officials over the  road.--- .-'7  Another shipment of Fit-Reform to hand this week.  There is only one solution of our great success with  Fit-Reform Suits! They have the style and fit, and the  price is right. It's a pleasure to show this clothing.  You are sure to buy eventually. Why not now?  Fancy Vests  One of our Fancy Vests will  help you to be well dressed.  We have them in all the new  designs, ranging in price from  $1.25 up.  Gloves  We have just placed in stock a  full range of Hall's fine and working gloves. We guarantee every  pair. Try a pair of our Green tan  Horsehide Gloves. You will like  them.  TRY A  SUIT OF  GRIZZLY  BRAND  UNION-MADE  OVERALLS.  THEY  WEAR  LONGEST.  Neckwear  Our stock of "Men's Neckwear  comprises all that is new.  We can pleasje you, no matter  what the style o*r price. See our  swell line of Irish Poplins.  Shirts  The season has arrived when  the soft negligee shirt with collar  attached is the comfortable shirt  to wear. Our range of these  shirts is, very large, and the  values we offer are the best yet.  For  Real  Values  Mr. McKattering, of Merritt,  was down assisting iri the construction of the new fence around  the church. It is a wonderful  improvement to the town.  H. Stumbles was in town on  business during the week.  .- James Smith was ill with   the  grippe but is now able to be about  again. ��� ���. : yV -������ ��� '77'  W Corkle is turning out to be  quite a farmer.  Tommy Williams is planting out  a large orchard on his ranch.  Mrs. Jones, wife of the local  C. P. R. Coal inspector, went  down^toJ^ancouyeikonyrhursday,  to spend a few days with friends  On Wednesday afternoon Bert  Goodisson and Frank Mansfield  went down to Granite Creek to  ;take over the hotel recently purchased from Louis Marcotte.  H. S. Cleasby is almost entire-  y recovered from his recent severe attack of grippe and contemplates a holiday trip to recover  from the effects of his illness.  i J. P, Boyd, manager of the  Diamond Vale Supply Company,  and Benjamin Browett, superintendent of the Diamond Vale Collieries.' went up to Kamloops during the week.  Next Monday evening a grand  ball will be given in the new  warehouse erected by JohnBoch  for the C. P. R. The building is  now completed and lighted by electricity. The smooth floor of  this new building should prove  excellent for dancing. All the  dancers will be entertained at  supper at the Elite restaurant.  The Nicola Valley Meat Market  brought in four cars of cattle on  Sunday's special and they were  unloaded at Coutlee. The cattle  were purchased from the Farmers  Association of Red Deer, Alta.  o  Rev. J. W. Hedley went to  Vancouver to attend the Methodist conference. The local Methodists have petitioned for a continuance of his local pastorate  and it is likely that he will remain  here for another year.  W. O'Brien, who has charge  of the clearing of the horse-  breeding ranch which J. H. Gallagher, of Vancouver, has taken  up about 30 miles up the Cold-  water, passed through town en  route to the coast last Wednesday. He expressed great-satisfaction with the conditions for  farming up in that section and;  stated he will immediately 'secute  men to put to work on' the land-  clearing, .������;..;.''  On Tuesday evening M. Cruikshank returned from Ashcroft,  where he went last Saturday  morning. He went to "the  jumping - off place for Fort  George" to settle his business  with the B. C. Horticultural Estates company. He found his  friends there   much   concerned  Harold Matthews was in town  on business during the week.  .Robert Barclay returned from  the coast on Tuesday evening and  went down to Granite creek the  following afternoon.  William Riley came down from  Merritt on a holiday during the  week. He stays with D. Doddling.  EXPERIMENTAL   FARM  The work of planting out trees  on the government experimental  farm is progressing rapidly now.  Mr -Roy and other  government  Is the watch of the present and will be the watch of the  future.  Why ? Because all parts of every South Bend movement  are made of faultless material and material that will last  a lifetime.    Call and see them at  SIMPSON'S JEWELRY STORE  Agent for Waterman's Pens and Edison Phonographs.  Hawley & Fleming  Building Contractors  SPECIALTY:    Plastering   and   Concrete  Work.  Estimates on all lines cheerfully given.  horticulturalists are   doing   the  planting and taking great care in  their work as they wish   to   en- (  sure that all experimental   work;  will be accurate in relation to normal conditions of horticulture.  P. O. Box 50.  Merritt, B. C.  There is an old chap living  near Princeton who owns a cave  which is full of agates. He  swears they are diamonds and  refuses to allow anyone to inspect them. To the scoffer he  says "you are trying to knock  my.claim." He won't sell at  any price. He is happy, Why  disturb him ?      .  LOWER NICOLA NOTES  W. B: Jackson was down from  Nicola on Friday canvassing for  his hackney stud.  Mr. Challorier and his family  have arrived and taken possession of the ranch recently purchased from Charles Collett. The  family are old country people,  but have been living near Vancouver for some time past and  are familiar with Canadian conditions.  CHURCH SERVICES  ST.   MICHAEL'S CHURCH  Services, in Parish Hall, Sunday, May 14th :���  9 a. m., Holy Communion.  11 a. m., Morning  Prayer and  Litany.  2.30 p. m., Sunday School.  7.30 p. m., Evening Prayer.  4 p. m., Evening Prayer at Coutlee.  Rev. T. Walker, Vicar.  METHODIST   CHURCH  Services Sunday May 14th.  Merritt. ��� Morning   Service,  11 a. m.  Sunday School 2.30  Evening Service, 7 p. m.  The Merritt Hote  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the best.  In every department we aim to please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL TRADE A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  GEO. McGRUTHER, Prop.  Merritt, B. C.  WATER NOTICE  I,  Johnny Holmes, of Douulas   Lake,  in   the  Province of British  Columbia, srive notice that,  on tho 14th duy of June. 1911, 1 intend to apply to  tho 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 Ynle District.   The water  is to bc taken from the stream about two and a  half miles up the Creek from Douglas Lake, and  is to bo used on a part of thc Indian Reservation  situated near applicant's   house, for   irrigration  purposes. ,  JOHNNY HOLMES, Applicant  JOHN   BOOH  CONTRACTOR   AND    BUILDER  All classes of work done in the best 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 THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May 12, 1931  SPENCE'S BRIDGE TOWNSITE  The Canadian Northern Railway will establish a depot and  townsite at Spence's Bridge, on  Mrs. J. Smith's ranch. The depot  will be located directly in front  of Mrs. Smith's house, and quite  a number of old buildings will  have to be demolished for the  erection of the new depot.  Harold Greig has secured the  exclusive handling of Mrs. J.  Smith's property, and will have  the new townsite lots on the  market in the course of thirty  days. Mr. Greig informs the  News that numerous inquiries  are being received daily in regard  to purchase of lots in the new  townsite.  MAGISTRATE SWORN IN  Last Wednesday afternoon,  shortly after two o'clock, James  Sidney Morgan was sworn in as  police magistrate of the city of  Merritt. H. S. Cleasby, J. P.,  administered the oath of office.  He had to take two oaths, one to  administer his office without fear  or favour; the other an oath of  allegiance to His Sovereign Majesty George V.  After he had been sworn in,  Mr. Morgan announced that he  will hold court in the Court House  every morning at ten o'clock,  provided, of course, that there  are cases on the docket.  will be worked interchangeably.  He says the ownership of the  Anglo-American cable will not be  affected. The conditions of the  agrement, adds Mr. Vail, provide  that the British postmaster-general will control the rates charged  by the company.  PAY!   PAY!   PAY!  Lives of great men oft remind us  Honest work ain't got a chance ;  More we work we leave behind us  Bigger patches in our pants.  In those pants once new and glossy,  Now a very different hue-  All because the blamed subscribers  Will not pay up what is due !  Let us then be up and doing !  Send our mite, however small,  Lest, when winter's snows are round us  We shall have not pants at all !  A NEW MAGAZINE  An open field and one  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 175 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.  FOR MONTREAL POOR  A big fortune has been left by  an Engish gentleman to be used  for the benefit of the poor of Montreal. This was the news received by Mayor Guerin from a prominent firm of London solicitors.  The document stated there recently died in London a gentleman named Gustave Martin. In  his will, which the solicitors hold  it is stated 21,0u0 pounds worth  of property in London is to be  disposed in a manner that will  benefit the poor of Montreal. In  addition to this it is shown that  the deceased owned considerable  property in Paris, and this property will also be used for the benefit of the poor of Montreal.  Certain conditions are laid down  in the document, but these are of  a nature that can be readily complied with.  REAL ESTATE SALES  Harold Greig reports  the  fol  lowing sales:���  Lot 8 Block 31, Peter Stanker-  vitch; Acre Lot 3 Block 31 and  three roomed cottage Mrs. J. V.  Jones. A Vancouver capitalist  has purchased the entire block 3  4n-the=Bench-View=property=and  it is evident that he as well as  other Vancouver purchasers have  entire confidence in this property.  ATLANTIC CABLE  The government is taking steps  to obtain certain powers of control over the rates for trans-Atlantic cable messages, and to  secure British interests from  disadvantages arising from the  working of the American cables  and the Western Union.  In a statement, Theodore N.  Vail, of the Western Union, says  an understanding has been reached between the Western Union  and the Anglo-American company, by which the two cables  T  Good Living  means that the food  you eat is of the very  best that can be obtained in the local  market. If you buy  your meals at the  Merritt  Restaurant  you're certain of the  best.  1  which  has long been in need of   direct  attention is now being  supplied  by The Commercial Review, a financial and trade journal published twice a month by The Publicity Press at 543 Hastings Street,  Vancouver, B. C.    British Columbia and Alberta compose the terT  ritory which this paper  covers,  giving the retail and   wholesale  merchants and financial brokers  a reliable service and a conservative and responsible advertising  medium.  The Commercial Review bears  the stamp of its high tone on its  surface. It is covered in a quiet  brown stock, and is printed on  exceptionally fine India-tint,  glazed paper, which brings out  the clear type and the cuts used  to the best possible advantage.  The general make-up and, arrangement of the journal are modern and attractive, and leave  nothing to desire from the mechanical department which would  enhance its appearance.  In its editorial and news columns The Commercial Review  aims to set forth nothing but undeniable facts and arguments  built upon them. It stands for  progressive, clean business methods, and is strongly opposed to  whatever savors of the opposite  in commercial life. Already its  advertising columns are carrying  displays for some of the oldest  and most reliable firms in the  west, and here too the greatest  care is being exercised to exclude the financial or trade  pirate.  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. 125.  Dated this 10th day of May, 1911.  John Boch, Applicant.  WANTED  The man who took the Sand-  screen- from Coutlee's Yard to  return same at once to WILLIAM  Cooper.  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 jnext sitting, for; a retail  bottle license to sell liquors by retail on  the 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.  I  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.  General Contractor of Plastering  BRICK, STONE, CEMENT BLOCKS AND  GENERAL CEMENT WORK.  ALL WORK NEATLY AND PROMPTLY EXECUTED  PRESSED CEMENT STEPS, GRAVE STONES,  FENCE POSTS, ETC.  OUR MAIL ORDER  Office over Bank  of Montreal,  MERRITT, B. C.  Trade i  Asaya-Neurall **  T H E  ��� N  E W    REMEDY    F" O R  Nervous Exhaustion  Physicians agree that a vigorous  nervous system is essential to the  successful treatment of Consumption. "Asaya-Neurall" feeds  the nerves with Lecithin (obtained from eggs), the element required for nerve repair. Its use  maintains full nerve vigor, restores courage when hope is failing, and thus lends incalculable  aid in throwing off the disease.  $1.50 per bottle.'" Local agent.  GEO. M. GEMMILL,  Merritt, B. C.  PHONE   24  Nicola Valley  Transfer Company  TRUCKING AND DRAYING  A SPECIALTY  This shoppers' guide should be in every British Columbia  home. It tells how we send g^ods by rail and'steamshipi,  stage and dog train, to every town, village and Outlying  point of this great western land. Through our mail  system you obtain substantial values, while our prices  . are decidedly moderate. :  Henry  Birks &  Sons,  Limited  Jewelry' Mail Order House  Geo. E. Trorey, Man. Dir. Vancouver, B. C.  . ,-.. DEALER IN . . .  Lumber, Lath, Lime, Cement  Hay, Grain and Feed  GEORGE    RICHES  Rear Diamond Vale Store  Coutlee Ave. Merritt  0LDWATER  MIKE SHORE-AGENT  _Mike ShoreJCorj3ome^time..day=opeK-  ator at Spence's Bridge has been promoted to the post of station agent at  the same place. Mr. Shore is well  known in Merritt and the Nicola valley  and his many friends will be pleased  to hear of his well deserved success.  W. E. Pelkey, agent at the Bridge for.  the past yaar, has been transferred to  Ruskin, near Vancouver.  The   Children's   Hair  A Liitle Extra Care Now  May  Save  After Years of Regret _  Children play so hard that the heac'  perspires a2id the hair has a tendency  10 mat and get sticky on .the scaln.  ->oap and water doesn't seem to remove: it, but the hair must breathe  to be healthy. Just try Nyal's Hirsutone.. hub it into the roots of the hair  with the balls or the il users. The-  .hildren like it and will ask you to  use it. Hirsutone loosens up the ac-  oumulatcd dust and perspiration and  the hair and scalp can-then be easily  and thoroughly cleaned. After it is  dried jrlve another application of Hirsutone. ���> After you have used U for  a whlltr you will admit it is the hest  you have ever used. " Your Nyal Drur;  Store will cheerfully ^uaraiitoe lil'su-  fone to do all that is claimed  for it.  r  ==Sold=and-Guaranteed=by==  Gemmill & Rankin,    -   Merritt.  One for each everyday ailment  Nicola Valley  Dealers':  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork,  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of=  Plumbing and  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP��� Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.  KmneoWy&r^  V.  Cunningham  NICOLA AVENUE  CANADIAN  Train Leaves Ten o'Clock  Daily (except Sunday) for  All Points East and West.  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. INcIntyre, prop.  MERRITT, B. C.  The Star Restaurant  Voght Street,   Merritt.  The place where you get just what  you   want,   and just   the   way   you  want it, at any time you want it.*  Have you tried the Star Yet ?  STEEL & JFAULKNER  - Proprietors.     v      ���       -^777-    .��".l  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  L  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh Fish always on hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager  Accommodation r e s e rved  and complete passage booked to any part of Great  Britain. Next Empress sails  May 19th from Quebec.  For further particulars call on  P. H. PUFFER  Agent - Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  Phone 37  P. O.Boz 7  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  All Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt Factories.  Harness and  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.  Commercial  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola ... Merritt  for a good  square meal'    Best   of  accomodation and comfort   '   '  -, ���":' ��� i r."  Rate $1.50 per dav Friday, May 12, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  SOUTH POLE  Dr. Louis Bernacchi, who was  physician to the Southern Cross  and Discovery expeditions into  the South Polar regions, and holder of the King's Antarctic medal, is so sure that it would be impossible to reach the South Pole  in the Antarctic winter time that  he cannot believe Captain Amundsen means to attempt it.  "It seems likelier to me," said  Dr. Bernacchi today, "that he  has simply gone inland 200 or 300  miles to establish winter quarters  and await the advent of spring.  This would give him some advantages of a route and he probably  would find the Beardmore glacier  in better condition than his rival,  Captain Scott, would.  "If it is a fact that he left Balloon Bight on February 15, the  day after the Fram sailed from  there, it would take him at least  forty days to reach the bottom  of the glacier. Then, just as he  started on the most difficult part  of his travels, the sun would leave  him. The blizzards would increase in intensity and frequency,  probably attaining 100 miles an  hour, and it is quite probable that  100 degrees below zero would be  reached on the platform plateau  between the glacier and the Pole.  Neither man nor dogs could stand  such conditions long."  that period, y But he also made  the proposal, which is regarded  in Conservative circles as impossible of acceptance, that the opposition leader should give the  assurance that the reciprocity agreement would pass the house  before the arrival of the Duke of  Connaught in Canada in the autumn^. A caucus of the Conservative members will be held this  evening to discuss this offer of  the premier.  CHURCH IN TROUBLE  Declaring that he made a fake  confession of wrong doing to the  Rev. Thomas E. Elliot, district  superintendent, and D. J. Seller,  versity, for the sole purpose of  ascertaining whether there was  any Christianity in the Methodist  Church, Rev. A; A. Metcalf, pastor of the Midland Church, so impressed the members of his congregation with his sincerity that  they are standing by him almost  to a member.       >  Metcalf and a young woman,  who has since been befriended  by hisyvife, had doubts as to  whether there was much true  Christianity in the church. According to their statements they  faked a confession, giving it in  confidence to Elliot and Seller and  tliree others. And someone  broke the confidence. Elliot asked for Metcalf s resignation. The  young woman is on the verge of  a nervous collapse. Mrs. Metcalf has taken her into the Metcalf home.  SOUNDS OF BATTLE  The report of a battle reaches  the world over in these days of  the reign of the newspaper, but  without any such outside aid it  can be heard far beyond the  scene of actual strife. The reports of the guns themselves, the  real sounds of battle, go far out  into space, and can be distinguished a long way from the  point of conflict.  Professsor W. F. Sinclair, says  that there is nothing- unusual in  the hearing of artillery at a distance of sixty miles. The Bombay time guns and salutes are  often heard at the northern  Mahim, a distance of over fifty  miles. The guns are, or were at  the time when the observations  were made, very modest affairs;  old-fashioned 24 or 32-pouriders,  loaded with four or five pounds  of course black powder, hot all of  which was burnt.  The target practice of the forts  and turret ships at Bombay-was  easily distinguished from mere  salutes and time guns, not merely  as a louder sound, but by being  felt in the chest when the others  could only be heard. The sound  produced by modern powder is  probably very different from that  of the old black-powder, so that  an army in action at the present  time may be relied upon to make  its voice heard. The "din of  battle" is not a figure of speech.  FOR CORONATION  Sir Wilfred Laurier will go to  the Imperial Conference. What-  =ever=is^decided=as=to=the=disposi-  tion of business in parliament, he  is going. A liberal caucus which  was to have been held this morning was called off, and instead  Sir Wilfred Laurier went to the  office of the opposition leader in  the parliament buildings and offered terms upon which he would  go to the Imperial Conference  and the Coronation.  It is understood that the premier accepted one of the suggestions made by Mr. Borden in the  House last week, namely, that  parliament should be adjourned  during the period required for  the attendance of the premier at  the conference and the coronation  and that supply would be granted  by the opposition during that  period.  r Mr. Borden stipulated however,  that the attitude of the opposition  towards reciprocity would not be  comprised.  "Uncomprising opposition,"  The force of public opinion  against the threat made by the  premier that he would not go to  England unless the agreement  was passed by the house has been  so strong that he has been compelled to take cognizance of it and  to-day he made the offer to the  leader of the opposition that he  would go to the Imperial Conference and the coronation provided  the house adjourned untilJuly 15  and supply was granted to cover  COURTSHIP BY GLOVES  The latest fad, in Paris salons  is the language of gloves. It has  been announced as being practised amongst "the young ladies  of the nobility in England���the  country of flirts���-and to be more  expressive than the Spanish language of the fan.;  To say " yes " one glove must  be dropped, and to mean "no"  the gloves are rolled in the right  hand.    To indicate that you wish  to be followed, strike the left  shoulder with the; gloves. On the  contrary, to express that you do  not wish to be followed, or that  you are quite indifferent, partly  unglove^theleft-hand^^^Pdon-t  like you any longer " is expressed  by giving a few taps on the chin  with the gloves.    " I hate you "  is shown by turning the gloves  inside out.    When you smooth  out the gioves it meansX'I wish  to be near you,'' and to express  " I love you " drop both gloves.  If you wish to know if you are  loved, ask the question by wearing a glove on the left hand with  the thumb uncovered. To express  "Be careful, we are observed,"  turn the gloves round the fingers,  and to show you are vexed strike  the hand with the gloves; but if  you are furiously vexed, strike  quickly, but not enough to draw  attention.  sent of nations, not by superior  intelligence, but through physical  force, and that being sons of a  sea empire their protection had  to be protected by means of a  monster navy. He went on to  point out that Canada and Australia, comprising one eighth of  the earth, with a population of  only 12,000,000, as against 2,000,-  000,000 for the remaining seven-  eighths, were not in any position  to hold the suprehwy which was  now dependent on the British  taxpayer. Nor was the latter  strong enough to continue the  two-power naval standard according to the present conditions.  States were not areas of land,  he said, but population, and the  strength of a nation resulted from  the number of taxpayers within  its borders, not the extent of its  natural riches. He predicted that  with a continuation of affairs as  they were now Great Britain  would drop from her position as  the greatest naval power without  the firing of a single gun, simply  through bankruptcy. He did not  think, he said, that it was any  use for the colonies to send contributions, nor to build their own  fleets for their own defence ; the  method was to build boats for an  imperial fleet which could be  handled as one unit, so that in  war it would be sent out to fight  a foe with every dominion having  a share in the struggle. If the  dominions gave money, it was  too much like a charity bazaar,  without business principles. If  they kept their own navies to  themselves they were simply  waiting for the British taxpayers  to fight their battles, after which  they would share the loot or wait  for terms of the Empire's surrender.  WATER   NOTICE  I, George Murray of Nicola. Land owner, will  on the Twenty-eighth day of May, J911 apply to  the Water Commissioner at Nicola for a License  to take and use One cubic foot of Water per sec.  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  purposes on Lot 181 and the N. E. 1-4 Sec. 22 Tp.  19 11-15  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.  (g) The purposes for which water is to be used  irrigacion.  (h) If for irrigation describe the land intended  to be irrigated, giving acreage: 160 acres of  mountain land.  (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.  RESERVE.  H. COLIN CLARKE  Solicitor, Notary, Etc.  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto.  Quilchena Ave. Merritt.  DEFENCE!  "Let us build our Canadian;  warships in Canada with Canadian men and Canadian materials  and then let us commission them  into the Imperial Navy for say  two years," urged Trooper W. R.  Mulloy, speaking before the Vancouver Canadian Club^ The blind  veteran of the South Atricari war  was an interesting figurei to a  large number of citizens who  gathered in Pender Hall, Vancouver, to hear him speak on  "Defence." :      y  Trooper Mulloy contended that  Britons held one-fifth of the surface of the globe, riot by the coh-  Cod Liver OiS With  the Oil Taken Out  A Triumph for Chemical Science and  Pharmaceutical Skill  Oil from the liver of the cod-fish has  been used as a preventative of disease  and a restorative for ages.  For a long time it has been the general  opinion that the medicinal value of Cod  Liver Oil was the greasy, oily part itself  ���its only drawback being the unpalatable, fishy taste of the oil.  ^  From the first experts have been trying to find means to make it more palatable.   They   used   to   "cut"   it   with  whiskey���take it in wine���flavor it with  lemon juice���anything to get away from  that abominable fishy taste and smell.  -Lots of people still take it in Emulsion form, which is nothing more than  "churned"    oil���broken    up���but    still  greasy.-oily-and a=strain=on=the��digestion=  Doctors used to think it was the oil  itself that, built up the. system-���they  were slow to find out that the oil was a  distinct drawback to the medicinal principles contained in it.  Crude oil is quite indigestible, and  will, in time, put the strongest stomach  out of order.  A way has now been discovered to do  away with the grease and the smell, and  yet retain all the medicinal properties  of the liver. This is done by removing  the fresh oil from the new livers. The  liver pulp is then reduced to the form  of an extract like beef extract.  Nyal's Cod Liver Compound is simply  this liver extract combined with an extract of malt and healing wild cherry.  It also contains the true hypophosphites.  This combination makes Nyal's Cod  Liver Compound a delicious tonic���  builds up the system, and makes you  strong.  Take it when you feel yourself losing  your grip. It's a pleasure to take���  even the children like it.  PUBLIC SERVICE ACT.  The Qualifying Examinations for  Third-class Clerks, Junior Clerks aid  Stenographers will be held at the following places, commencing on Monday,  the 3rd Juiy next:���Armstrong, Chilliwack,Cumberland, 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  NOTICE is hereby given that all vacant Crown lands not already under reserve, situated within the boundaries of  the Land Recording District, are reserved from any alienation under the  "Land Act" except, by pre- emption.  ROBT. A. RENWICK.  Deputy Minister of Lands.  Department of Lands, G  Victoria, B. C, April 3rd, 1911.  8-12  mile to point of commencement.  Thomas Evans."  Alonzo B. Roberts. Agent,  arch 26th. 1911. .    10 -J't  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:���  Commencing at a post planted  about 3 miles.east and 20 chains  north of the northeast corner of  Lot 1137, thence north 80 chains,  thence east 40 chains, thence  south 80 chaihs, thence west 40  chaihs to point of commencement.  Sarah Hills.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911.    .:   r     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.' I 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 forpermission to purchase the following  described lands: ���  Commencing at a 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  onemile, thence west one mile to  point of commencement.  Lewis Qrd.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 25th. 1911. 10-19  Get  a   bottle   to-day   and   ward   off  disease.   $1.00 for a large bottle.   Your  druggist   will. cheerfully.,, recommend   it  he knows all about it.  Sold and Guaranteed by  Gemmill & Rankin,   - : Merritt.  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 a-d second-  class lands at $10 and $5 per acre, respectively.  This regulation further provides that  the=priees=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 Grace Johnston of Montreal, Occupation  spinster, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described lands:���  Commencing at la post planted  about 2 miles east; of the northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence  north one mile, thehce 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 R. Ernest  Johnston of Montreal occupation  engineer, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following 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  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District. District of Nicola.  Take notice that Lacey R, Johnston of Montreal, occupation engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  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  describ'edlands:���  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  described  Commencing at a post 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. 16Sg. 10-19  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale District.  District of Nicola.  =yrake^noti_ce_thatJVlaiitiruL.i.Gjnmmett,i  C, occupation barrister,  for permission to pur-  of Nicola, B.  intends to apply  chase 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  0S0 for each everyday ailment  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*.M>d-known as the City Hotel,  situate on Lots 18 and 19, Block 14, in  the City of Merritt.  ���'���''���"'-   Andrew Hogan, Applicant  Dated 6th May, 1911.  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  All changes tor advertisements ap  pearing in the Nicola  Valley News,  must ba in the   hands of the print  ers no later than Wednesday night  No guarantee can otherwise bo given  that the ehangos vrill be made.  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;  Marjor\ Evans.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent,  arch    iCih. 1911. 10-19  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, thence 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 atpos.t 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, 1910.  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, thence north 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence south 80  chains, thence west 80 chains to point  of commencement, containing 640acres  more or less.  Alexander Beath, Applicant. yX  E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated January 28, 1911. 51-7 8  THE NICOLA VAfiLEY NEWS  Friday, May 12, 1911  IT PAYS    TO    DEAL  WITH    US  We are sole agents for "Turnbull's"  who make the highest grade underwear. Our lines are complete including Ladies and Gents Combination Suits  These goods are guaranteed superior to any other make sold  in Canada.  Another large shipment of the famous Keen Cut Shoes came in yesterday;  Call and see the very latest in Ladies and Gents Fine Footwear.  >��.  CHAIRS  TABLES  DRESSERS  Wash Stands.  BEDS  MATTRESSES  SOFAS  LOUNGES  Sherwin Williams-Varnishes, Stains. Colors.   British American pure  Oil, enough to paint the city.   Contractors supplies.  Elwood Wire Fencing in oil sizes, the very best, a standard of quality.  gates.    BARBED AND PLAIN WIRE.  Lead, Boiled and Raw  " tools.  See our handsome scroll  Fit-Rite Clothing Still Catches the Up-to-date Customer.  NEW COLLETT BLDG.  QUILCHENA AVENUE  DEPARTMENTAL STORE.  THE ONE PRICE STORE.  ���W

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