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The Nicola Valley News May 19, 1911

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 IC.'  Vol. 2, No   14  MERRITT, B. C. MAY 19, 1911  Price 5 Cents  on  ew  New Mill  Dam for Nicola Pine  Lumber Company Finished  On Tuesday last the last timber  "of the eight-foot sluice gate in  the dam of the Nicola Pine Lumber Company,  on Petit Creek,  half a mile above the confluence  of that stream and the Nicola  .river,  was put into place, and  now H. Meeker and his crew,  Jiwho have been  working   from  daylight to dark to get the gate  finished before high water came  upon them, may rest and wait for  the supreme test of the strength  of their dam.     High  water on  Petit Creek, delayed somewhat  this year, may be expected at  any time now, and if the dam  holds that it will stand the worst  head of   water   that   may   be  brought against it.   In view of  the fact that a dam erected on  !the Nicola a few years ago went  out with high.water, W. F. McCullough, chief engineer on the  Kettle   Valley   Rail way;   wen t  down to the mill site two weeks  ago and examined the details of  construction of the dam, which  is to form the log-pond for the  mill, y He expressed himself as  very ^satisfied with the strength  /of the dam and figured that H.  Meeker hadileft: aigood- safety  factor in figuring his strains and  ���tresses.:   ^The^C. P::7R\ has a  bridge across' the.; creek at the  junction   withyjhe   river,,  arid  should the dam break some damage might be^^ done to that bridge,.  That the dam^li^oid^ however;'  is practically certain.     y..  ' ;Havirigiri view^the^failure of  the dam across.the Nicola, Mr.  Meeker adopted a novel scheme  in construction of the new dam.  The mill is located at the top of  the last big bend of the creek  above, thet Nicola.    Instead I of  going to work and damming the  creek squarely the dam has been  laid at an acute angle from the  eraf of the turn, y The western  ind has been bedded iri solid rock,  on concrete bases.   The eastern  end on the face of the dam, owing  to the angle on which thie dam is  laid out, is some thirty feet longer  than the apron side, and runs a  good safe distance into the bank.  ^William  finishing the work when for some  unknown reason the charge exploded.  News of the tragedy did not  reach this, city until Wednesday  evening, when Constable Vachon  went up to the camp. Dr. Tutill  was immediately summoned and  convened a jury, which after brief  deliberation returned a verdict of  accidental death. The members  of the jury were Claude Sakel,  Martin Olsen, Luigi Vozzutti, J.  W. Kratz. E. G. Green, J. B. Evans and W. McKenzie;  The body was brought into this  city on Thursday evening and  handed oyer to N. J. Barwick for  prepar ation for interment. The  funeral took place at four o'clock  this afternoon. A large number  of the deceased's former company  ions attended his obsequies.  SETTLE At ASPEN GROVE  On Tuesday evening: F.C. Turner,  C. M. Perfect and D...A. Leach arrived  in the valley from Alberta, bringing  with them ten head of horses. They  have recently purchased the Aspen  Grove Ranch, and intend to settle there  permanently. This ranch , has (1283  acres and is well suited .to either mixed  or dairy-farming or stock-raising. The  newcomers, however, are as yet undecided whether they will go in for stock  breeding alone, or not. i' '  Mrs. F. C. Turner arrived in the  valley the evening before and went on  to Nicola, whence the start was made  for the ranch.  GATE  Cooper, of^this city,  had the contract for bricking in  the boilers of the mill, and completed the work by the middle of  the week.  ' Logging crews are already busy  up the creek, and it is understood  that the new mill will be in operation within the next three weeks.  THOMAS  The marriage of Miss. M. Gate  to Roy Thomas, both of this city,  was solemnized in the Methodist  church on Thursday morning at  nine o'clock, Rev. J. W. Hedley  officiating. ThVTSride was given  away by her father, D. Gate, of  Coleman, Alta". She was attended by Mrs. Ward, Amid a strom  of confetti and many cheers the  happy couple departed.f or Lower  Nicola in Val H. Crockett's automobile, en route to the coast  where they will spend their honeymoon. A large number of the  friends of both parties were in  church for the occasion, and wished them eyery success in their  new lifer *  J. CLEASBY MAY SELL;  Hal  ian   is  Killed  Laborer at Camp Four Has Head  Blown in  7 The premature explosion of a  charge of dynamite which he had  placed in a coyote hole, above  Camp Four, on the line of construction, sent Caesare Dellacace,  an Italian laborer, to his death.  The tragedy occurred last Tuesday afternoon at half past one,  shortly after Dellacace and his  partner Vozzutti had returned to  work. The force of the explosion  broke Dellacace's neck and a  chunk of broken rock tore away  part of his head. Death was almost instantaneous. Vozzutti  was fortunate enough to escape  with nothing more than a severe  shaking up.  The two men, grading, had  prepared a charge in the top of a  CQypjte hole and Dellacace was  It is reported that Joseph  Cleasby is going to dispose of his  ranch below Canford. This^prcK  perty is one of the finest iri the  valley, being well watered, jvith  deep soil, all bottom land. He  recently sold his cattle to the  Nicola Valley Meat Market, but  has a large flock of sheep and  lambs on hand still. There are  about one hundred and twenty  acres in the property.  SUCCESSFUL BALL  In spite of the wind and rain  last Monday evening quite a large  crowd turned out to the ball  given by Mr., and Mrs. John  Boch to celebrate the opening of  the new C. P. R. warehouse. In  the absence of S. N. Dancey,  who. left, for Kamloops in the  morning, Val. H. Crockett acted  as master of ceremonies for the  evening. At midnight Mr. and  Mrs. Boch entertained their  guests at a delightful supper in  the Elite Restaurant. s: Dancing  lasted until well into the small  hours and more than one happy  couple voiced their appreciation  of the entertainment.:  Agricultural  Association  Prize Lists Now in The Hands of  - Printers  That the management of the  Nicola Valley Agricultural and  Horticultural association do not'  intend to rest upon their laurels  of 1910, is evident from the manner in which they are handling  the preliminary arrangements.  The contract for printing the  prize lists has been let to this office and the lists will be ready  for distribution by the middle of  June.-' ���'���  One feature of the list that  willappeal to a great many in  the valley are the prizes provided  for exhibitors of poultry. No  class, or breed, has been overlooked this year and every poultry raiser will have an opportunity to show what he can do in  this line. The prizes provided  for vegetable exhibits are especially nurnerous arid from the!  present outlook competition  should be very keen in this clep-j  artment.   ''        ''!v .- ���'���"���':7'z  The committee appointed at the:  last meeting of the association to  secure permanent quarters for  the association has several sites:  under consideration, but nothing  definite is yet known as to what  the choice of the committee; will  finally be.      .        v   . '\y..  A, W. Strickland, the president,  is considering the advisability of  having some theatrical, or other  organization come to the city and  give a performance for the evening,-but the difficulty which the  association has toy face in this  matter is the question of a suitable hall. One is needed that  will adequately cope with the  large attendance that is inevitable. It is probable that it will  be decided evetually to erect ex-  hibitiori hall that will also be suitable for holding such affairs, in  the period between exhibitions,  and; which may be used for a roller skating rink in the summer  arid for ice skating in the winter  time.: Should it be decided to  adopt this scheme the association  will have a sure source of revenue all year.        "y~'-z:..yyy  Next week, the News will publish^ partial list of the prize livestock which may be exhibited  next Septehaber.  a registered hackney. Cannie  Campbell, a thoroughbred mare  that took three firsts and a second in Vancouver. Pride of Aberdeen, a dappled Shetland, that  took two seconds in Vancouver.  Anyone interested in horseflesh  may see these animals by; making  a trip to the barn. Credential  was not sent up this time as Mr.  Smith intends shipping him to  the Olympia Show in London next  week.  "TEX" IN   TROUBLE  Before Magistrate Morgan this  morning Tex Elliott was charged  with having, supplied liquor to  Indian Sampson. Needless to  say Tex repudiates the charge.  He states that he went into a  stable with a- flask in his hip  pocket and that the Indian saw  it there and grabbed it from him.  P. C. Sutcliffe happened, along  at that moment detected the  quick exchange and promptly arrested Tex. Tex asked why the  Indian was not arrested too, and  offered to help the constable to  do so, but the latter refused his  preffered aid and brought him  into court. This morning Tex  pleaded " not gulty " and was  remained until tomorrow. At  first it was thought that he  should be let out on bail; but bail  was not forthcoming it was decided to allow him his liberty until tomorrow. Meantime Sutcliffe is looking for Indian Sampson as a witness. He is charged  also with having whiskey in his  posession.  fired at cans and bottles in the  air, knocking them in many instances as much as fifty feet. In  all Mr. Mink fired about 400  rounds, and at the finish the  barrels of , his guns were hardly  dusty, especially the rifle.  Mr. Mink's record as a trap  shooter is one to envy. In a competition in the states, with ten  thousand guns, he finished fourth  in average and eighth in place,  firing a little over four thousand  shots. Last Saturday afternoon  at the Vancouver Gun Club shoot  he established a new Canadian  record for pigeon shooting making a score of 22, 23, 24, 24, 25  24. At the shoot of the Philadelphia trapshooters in 1910 he  finished high man with 96 hits  out of a hundred shots. He won  the Tri-State championship with  a record of one hundred straight  kills. Several times he "has  reached the record of 297 straight  hits. He also -has a record of  thirty doubles-without a, miss.  on Coldwater  *n.i  i    ,.  James Bamfield of Mammette  Lake was in town on business on  ThjHgday^^n^many^^  himself and wife will be  pleased to hear that Mrs. Bamfield is well on the road to complete recovery.  FARMERS' INSTITUTE.  On the evening of June 5th,  6th,   7th   and 8th, Hon.   E.  T.  Judd and M.   A.   Jull,   deputy  dairy commissioner for the state  of Gregori and   live   stock commissioner for the departmeut of  agriculture, at Victoria, respectively, yyill   deliver   lectures to  members of the Farmers' Insit-  tute at Canford, Lower Nicola,  Merritt and Nicola.   At the first  two towns the visitors will deal  with the subject of dairy farming and at the latter two they  will speak on cattle raising. Both  gentlemen    are   experts,   both  from  a collegiate and practical  standpoint,   and   their   lectures  should   be very well worth at-  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  W. McNeil has gone to Aspen  Grove.  A. F. Crowder  during the week.  was  in   town  H. W.  Sutcliffe has   resigned  from the police force.  a - '    -  Rev.-J. W. Hedley has returned  from the Methodist' Conference  in Vancouver.  �� . ��� o  A. S. JBen nett  returned' from  the coast during the  week., He  has been away nearly three weeks.   o ������  Andrew McGoran has a- large,  stock of fence posts.   -      l  tendings  INSPECTS PROPERTY  W. H. Armstrong, general manager of the Nicola Valley Coal  and Coke company was in the  vallev during the week looking  over the specifications for the  new tipple. It is intended to instal a coal washing machine in  this tipple in order; to use even  the finest ��f dust.  ���'"  O _���'''''  J. N. Sharpies, formerly connected with the advertizing department of the Vancouver  World, arrived in Nicola on Thursday evening. He intends to  spend the summer in the valley.  T. J. Smith Sends  Hoi^  Some of His Prize Animals Now  in Merritt  Last Friday evening Edward  Thrope, who has been in charge  of the Smith stables for some  time past, arrived in this city  with a carload of the horses  which took prizes at the recent  Horse Show in Vancouver and  Victoria. All the animals are in  first class shape, but they are  sent here for a rest, y  Ariiong them are Cock Pheasant, a six year old chestnut which  took first prize in Victoria last  fall; a splendid type of gig horse.  Little Belle, a pedigreed thoroughbred hackney mare that took  first in Vancouver against Laid-  law's Sunshine, formerly regarded as the best on the coast.  Sheila M., a standard bred bay  mare, that took first, championship and two thirds in the roadster classes atthe VancouverShow.  The two sisters Daisy and Lulu  Binkley, that took first and championship in Vancouver, in the  roadster class. X. L. Rosa, that  took third in a big class.   She is  ENTERTAINING SHOTFEST  On Thursday afternoon a large  crowd of local people were treated  to a most enjoyable exhibition of  rifle and shotgun work by C. E.  Mink, one of the greatest pigeon  shots in the country.  The exhibition, the purpose of  which was to demonstrate the  strength and accuracy of powders  and cartridges manufactured by  the Canadian Explosives Company, the syndicate of the biggest  powder and cartridge manufacturers in Canada, consisted of  snap-shooting from a twenty-two  calibre Winchester, using the  Dominion cartridge with one  grain of powder as a charge.  Mr. Mink's work was a revelation  of what constant practice, combined with strong nerves and a  sure eye, may accomplish with  this diminutive gun. Sighting  backwards through a mirror he  at one time placed six shots in  rapid succession in the same hole;  this in the face one of tne worst  winds we have had in the valley  for some weeks past. So strong  was the wind, in fact, that the  picket target swayed as though  someone was shaking it. In  straight shooting the marksman  split a visiting card, shooting at  it edgwise.  To show the strength of charge  put in a shotgun! cartridge  he  The firemen will give a ball on  the evening of May 29.  -o ���  Miss A. B.'Atkinson is to have  charge of the steam .laundry business in the future, it is reported.  ������ o  A meeting of all interested in  the formation of a fire brigade  will be held next Tuesday evening, at eight, in the Courthouse.  Mrs. J. A. MacDonald, has  been seriously ill at Victoria  rooms, but is now put of danger.  Dr Williams is attending her.  o  HTTLrmstrong and his secretary, Mr. Plummer returned to  Vancouver on Thursday morning after having made an inspection of the local mines.  o *  Charles L. Betterton, of Victoria and Aspen Grove, arrived  in town on , Thursday evening.  He lraves for Aspen 'Grove tomorrow morning.  Details    of   Plans   of   Messrs.  Meuller and Chandler  Clearing of one hundred and  sixty acres of land for the town-  site of Leon will commence thirty  one miles up the Coldwater river  next week. The News is now in  a position to make the first' definite '** statement that has been  given to the public regarding this  townsite.  The promoters of the new town  are are Leo Meuller and Rome  Gjiaijdler,   both   of  Vancouver.  The former is the proprietor of  B.   C.   Hairgoods   Ltd.,   of  559  Georgia Street, Vancouver, and  the latter is a timber cruiser arid  locator who is very well known  throughout the province.   These  people control over a thousand  acres of land at the pass'along  the Hope trail. -They intend'to  hold their sale of lots next fall,  and are to commence the erection  of permanent buidings within a  few months after the clearing'  has commenced. J - '^ - ���  . In their choice-of a townsite1  the promotets  could  not  have'  been more fortunate.   It wil?'be  ori the line of the Kettle Valley^  railway to Penticton and also on  the' line, - of' any   railway   th'at  makes over the Hope Divide to"  corinect'up with, the" coast. "' The  Kettle Valley have already filed;  plans giving a good grade across'  the summit and the Vancouver^-  Victoria and'Easterh Railway.and.  Steamship  Cornpa'ny," 'otherwise.  the Great,Northern', has.survey-,  ors   completing  surveys of(,,the(  route.'   The  recent' agreernent  entered into between" the Cana-  dian Northern Railway and the,  Great Northern, for the use of,  the right of way of the latter;  company to   New Westminster,;  from  Hope,  and the announce-^  ment that V. V. &' E. are to con-~  nect up their Similkameen lines*,  with the coast immediately means  that the road, so long talked of,'  over the summit into Hope, is to*  be at last completed. ;_;  Mr. Meuller stated to the News';  during the week that it is the in-.  tention of himself and his partner.;  to have L. M. Christie, of Ash-,';  their"  Mrs. MacArthur, arrived in  town from San Diego, Cal., on  Thursday nigh and went up the  Coldwater to join her son, who  is the doctor for construction  crews, the following morning.  While in the south she made a  trip into Tia Juana, Mexico, and  witnessed the finish of the fight  in which that town fell into the  hands of the rebels against Daiz.  She saw 30 dead and 40 wounded  carried from the scene of - the  fight.  Frank Mansfield returned from  Granite during,the week. WTiile  there he took over the Granite  Creek hotel, which Bert Goodisson recently purchased from Louis Marcotte. He states that there  is wild excitement in the Tulameen over diamonds. People are  flocking in from every point in  Canada and everyone who finds  a piece of clear stone stakes a  claim. The oldtimers of that section are in their element, recounting tales of great discoveries  made in the days of their youth.  Frank is to date immune from  the diamond fever.  croft, make~the survey^of  townsite/  All round the townsite is excel-  lent arable land, the greater part  of which is at present covered  with wild timothy.   The promo-<:���  ters   intend   subdividing   their'  bottom lands  into forty,  sixty  and twenty acre farms, as the;!  conditions for profitable dairy-  farming are excellent.  In addition to this farm land,  they are the owners-of a considerable area of good coal lands,  which they purpose developing  immediately.  Messrs. Meuller and Chandler  are now in Vancouver completing  their arrangements for clearing  the townsite and will return here  shortly. On their return from  Vancouver they are making the  whole trip from Hope over the a  Hope trail. ......  CARD OF THANKS  Mr. S. R. Jackson wishes to!  convey to all his friends his sin-;  cere appreciation and gratitude';  for the kind sympathy iuidaidy  tKey extended tolhimself '��!nd  family in  ment.  their recent bereave-  ROAD TO  SPENCE'S  BRIDGE    \  The wagon road is now clear  between Canford and Spence's  Bridge. y   THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May 19, 1911  BRUCE   REPLIES  "It has remained for the Merritt Herald to echo the i slander  first   uttered   by    theyp^emier  in attributing to me. motives in  boosting one locality or other, on  account of my real estate holdings.   -Premier: McBride said it  was because I was interested in  real estate in the;.Similkameen  that I advocated the .Hope mountain route/Upito that tirrie?Ihad'  never owned a foot of real estate  in the Similkameeri. " A gentleman in that valley since that time  however has been good enough to  deed to me a town lot: in a place  ��where there is no town^'just to  show his heart is in the right  place.', That is the full and ex-'  trenie^extent -of; my real; estate-  interests:! irivii-Jth^entire. district  froriri^NicolarVtq^the .boundary  line.'i^It^was^as unfair iorVPre-.  ,mier ���; McBride7to make -such  statfement-aboutJiiii as^ it:Hs  be for. mewto/^at^^'ibiite sto'fhinr  riiotiyes:based^upqri the fact that  he .owned , a yfriii t; -ranch fin:, ;the  Okanagan or" af mining sclaim in  theMount Baker districts:/; X7-  7. The Merritt Herald8'now-sug-  ^j^'i^at',-i^yei.;Dpoflt^^'iQ^lli-  wack as :the supply pprnt for the  Steamboaat mining eamp^because  I owri real, estate ;iri (Chilliwack.  I. will say this that when the place  where ihe editor of/the Merritt  Heraidis now getting, his 'living  was a wide; lonely hayfield I was  boosting the valley and the resources which are now  making  Merritt a city.    Moreover, it cost  me hundreds of dollars, to, do it,  and I paid the money* out of my  own pocket. rt   Six years ago I  headed a little pack outfit into  that country from Ashcroft when  it was a case of drill-and blister  in the sun on horseback in the  daytime and, camp   among   the  prickly pears and.the.mosquitos  and woodticks at night.    And I  did it to  boost the Nicola and  Similkameen just because ,1 like  to boost any good flung." I vy'rote  a "series of, article's', about'. the  country which was 'published in  dozen  e  never asked any man in  those  districts for a cent for what I did  and I, never .received a cent.   . I  paid' my; own expenses and the  expenses of the; men who were  with me.   * The country looked  good to me and I dipped into a  copper mine in -Aspen Grove.  -In  that deal I went flat broke, but  no man has ever heard me say  anything but the best I could say  for Aspen Grove.    It was not the  fault of the country that I went  broke nor was it my own fault.  It .was the result of orie of those  exingencies   in   business which  cannot be foreseen.    Ever since  that time I have been boosting  that country withoutprice except  the support which the residents  of the Nicola and Similkameen  have given* this paper, and it is a  generous one.    If the editor of  the Merritt Herald had talked for  t#o minutes with IsaacEastwoooV  Merritt's first mayor, or with any  other old-timer in the Nicola Valley about me he would never have  published the screed in which he'  made so contemptible a charge,  i'have boosted every part of British Columbia in which I hava set  foot, and I have never found it  necessary' to   depart   from   the  truth in doing so, nor have I ever  asked anyone to contribute one  dollar for what I have done.  It is true that I have my home  in Chilliwack and that I expect  to-become the owner of a beautiful farm in that district, but I  have boosted the Chilliwack route  in this paper because it is the  logical route by which to keep  the trade of-the Steamboat camp  on'thiscoast instead of having it  go to Spokane, as it surely will if  Princeton has a monopoly of the  routes!    I have told nothing but  the Absolute truth about all the  routes; although the Similkameen  Star,says I have been caught in  a lie.   I have urged the Provincial  government to investigate   the  route from Chilliwack, and I have  published the ' opinions ��� of -men  who have been over it, not my  own because I have not been over  of the HopeTroute because I have  several times been;over the larger  portion ofyt. .ThePriricfetdri^rail  has-'the advantage'''.of the Hope  .trail because there is" horse feed  along it arid there is none on the  Hope trail.   There is said to be a  good grade on the Silver Creek  trail arid plenty of feed, and the  same statements are made about  the Chilliwack route.    If there is  a feasible route the  Chilliwack  trail will have large advantages  over all the others, because Chilliwack is an agricultural district,  has good transportation.facilities  and supplies may   be   obtained  more cheaply there than in either  Hope or Princeton.    These are  the plain self evident facts in the  situation, and for stating them  the Merritt Herald says I do so  because I am interested-in real  estate and the Princeton   Star  says I am a libeller and a liar.  And the mealy-mouthed whipper-  snappers who edit those" sheets  whine about elevating the tone  of newspapers in~ this province  when I express the contempt and  scorn I have for them and'which  is shared by every decent man  who knows them.���Bruce."  NO WAR-A DREAM!  " Disarmament of nations is a  dream," declared Major-General  Wood, chief of staff of the United  States army, before the house  committee on military affairs in  Washington.  In opposing a change in the  term of enlistment from three to  five years, General Wood urged  as an alternative his plan for the  establishment of a permanent  corps of regular soldiers who have  been retired after three years of  service. He declared that the  army should be on a stronger  basis, notwithstanding the movement for disarmament and peace  through arbitration.  "With the establishment of a  reserve corps, ��� there would be  270,000 men within call of the  war department within seven  years  GUARANTEE C. N. R. BONDS  The house of Parliament at Ottawa,   after%a ;lpng- discussion,  passed the^ Hon.';G.^P. Graham's  resolution providing a-guarantee  for the bonds of the Canadian  Northern line between Montr al  and Port Arthur at the rate of  thirty-five thousand dollars a mile  the road beingone thousand miles  in length. .The government assumes a liability1 of thirty-five  million dollars and agrees to pay  the first two years' interest and  a cash contribution of $2,450,000.  There was little opposition to the  general scheme to aid the new  transcontinental system, but objection was taken to several details of the agreement.   Members  from   the   Maritime   Provinces  complained that under the agreement not a pound of freight would  be secured for the Intercolonial  railway.     The  clause requiring  freight   originating , upon    the  company's line: for. ocean ports  should be, shipped to, Canadian  ports unless otherwise sent by the  shipper, was severely criticised.;  Mr. McCall (Norfolk) suggested  leasing the Intercolonial to the  Canadian Northern as the only  way to preserve this traffic within  Canadian channels. He and other  members asked how it could be  expected that the Canadian Northern would ship from Montreal  to Halifax,   840 miles, when it  might reach a seaport on   the  American side within 250 miles.  The suggestion of Mr. Pugsley  was that public opinion would  compel the company to carry out  this part of the agreement.  respect to the increase of price.  The brder-in-council reads as  follows: i'' That the order-inrcoun--  cil approved on April 3; 1911i increasing, the minimum prices of  first arid second class lands from  $5 and $2.50 respectively to $10  and $5 per acre respectively, shall  be held not apply to applications  to purchase such various crown  lands which wers received by the  assistant-commissioner of land  on or before April 3, I9II, and  with respect to which the required deposit of fifty cents per acre  had been received by the said  commissioners on or before April  3.I9II."  Orders-in-council have also  been approved reserving all unalienated crown lands in the north  division of East Kootenay electoral district or within the municipality of Richmond, in the latter, case, whether or not such  land be covered by water.  CANADA AND  CAPE  Canada, under a natural  LAND PURCHASE  By an order-in-council approved  by the lieutenant-governor the  order doubling the prices of first  and second class crown, lands  throughout British Columbia  have been modified to the extent  that it will not be held applicable  to lands applied for and upon  which the required .deposits of  fifty cents per, acre had been paid  prior to the-decision arrived at in  condition of affairs, should sell SouT  th Africa her flour and cereals,  cheese, bacon and fish, furniture,  paperand agricultural machinery,  not the United States.  H. R. Poussett, who was Canadian trade commissioner at Durban for the past two years, stated that the time was not far distant when the South African  dominion would buy exclusively  from the Dominion of Canada the  products mentioned. Mr. Poussett is on the coast investigating  trade conditions. Today he met  the officers of the Vancouver  board of trade. He will return  to Ottawa shortly, and his next  post will be at Buens Ayres,  in the Argentine.  Mr. Poussett will have the distinction of being the first trade  agent from the Dominion of Canada to any of the South American  republics.  " Peace and prosperity resigns  in the United States of South  Africa," said Mr, Poussett. "Perfect harmony exists,* and   from  now on .South Africa will buy the  bulk ciif'.'.her North American im-  portsjfrbm Canada."  J^|fje\v|years agoTMr. Poussett  pointed^out, the United States  controlled the South African  trade. Now, however, Canada  yearly supplies.$3,500,000 worth  of farm and manufactured, .produce. Though the Americans  still have a large trade connection there, the strong 'Imperial  feeling so prevalent will demand  imports from British possessions.  Following the South African  union, Mr. Poussett Wid;Canadian trade in Africa --was placed  upon a much sounder baseband  the uncertainty of commerce generally was entirely removed .,, '  Before returning to,..,Ottawa,  Mr. Pousett will visit,,all,!the  western and eastern.manuf actur-  ing'centres^studying^.cpri'ditipris  preparatory to the.taking up. of  his important mission tb; South '  Africa. ...��� :".'!"'"...- -���'.'". ..,  !������>'���  ML. XiRlMMElPT, vLL;B;  Barrister and Solicitor '-.    ,�����,...,._$  Notary Public '       ' '     ���-  < ��   j  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  A. B. KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...;    y  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.'"'  W. H. COWAN  HORSESHOEING  AND GENERAL   ;t J  BLACKSMITHING  All Work Guaranteed  "first Class  ,rfa  Cor.NICOLA AVE.  and CHAPMAN ST  Those who desire NEW merchandise of quality at moderate prices, come  and see pur goods.     We believe it will prove mutually  advantageous.  "J;r ;'.  irI  3!    ��� :.<  ���j7\> o��i<  :^a<dies^ and  Children's  Hygeian  Knitted  7iriiy777:,7:7^ "7^  --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 ho 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���Pine 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 m^ure. ;<PriceSi'$l;2StO'$1.75.--  A'lso.yarra'nge ofv;Vestsfor:WomWri,ih;fine light-weight pure wools and wool and silk mixtures  -...., -: in ..sizes 32:tQ 40;bust.measure.MPrices, $1.25 to $2.50.  Ladies' Drawers���Fine-ribbed cotton, umbrella style, lace trimmed;   Sizes 22 to"28" waist  measuffe.; Prices 25c to 50c.  -Hi'  Ladies' and Children's Hosiery.  y..i i ;������!**:���������.  Children's "Little Darling" Hose���Lamb's wool, guaranteed absolutely,stainless,dye, silkri!  t Jiheels and-tde's. in black, cardinal, tan and cream, sizes 4 to 7.    Price 35c. -  .<:('   1  Children's "Princess" Cotton Ribbed Hose, made to Fit and Fit to wear, in black, tan arid  '   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. . ���.  * it  Boys'  Hercules Ribbed Hose, Corduroy rib, the Limit of Strength, sizes 6 to 10r Prices;*  25c to 35c. ''..'.. \t  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. I .-,.,. , > u \*-,o��fi|  Ladies' Coloured Gauze Lisle Hose, garter top, double, soles, in pink, sky, grey,' tan and  black.' All sizes.   Price, 35c. . ,,;.  .:.,;.-'��� ;; .       ..... . ,.-������.    -.y   :.-���   -������ a'ZjU^'-MI "^ l  Ladies', Silk Lisle Hose, in black, tan and grey,, with lace ankle and'lace all over.  Sizes 8t 1-2;^-7  '������toIO.7  Prices, 50c, 65c, 75c and 90c. ,i;,,,. ..  ;.  ui 7^Jk  -Ladies'^White;Lisle;Hpse, Embroidered, sizes 8 1-2, 9 and 9 1-2.    Price, 90c. '!^ (l','4  : i Ladies'Fancy Stripe Cotton Hose, sizes 8 1-2 to 9 1-2.    Priced 75c.' ,' ''���'������"''���',; ';"*- ffj***; -''I  !   'Ladies' Pure Silk. Hose, in black, cardinal, blue arid pink.   Prices, $ 1.00 to $3.00^ pairJ. J' 7i,|  DRY GOODS  MEN'S FURNISHINGS       HARDWARE Friday, May 19,���< 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY -NEWS  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 cook-;  ing that cannot be, surpassed.    Just give it .one trial  ���and then tell your friends.:  $7 TICKET, $6  MRS; J. BOCH, Proprietress;  QUILCHENA AVE. y ���    MERRITT  Opposite Bennett & Reid's  Question of  Magistrate  Alderman Are Opposed to J. S.  , Morgan's  Appointment   -  ;  "That the cityderk be directed to communicate with the Proyr  ��� ,-incial   Secretary  and  ascertain  why the recommendation for the  police magistracy of this city was  ,not approved.' ',.;.?. TheX. foregoing  ��� resolution was passed by the city  ] council last Moridayevehirig, after a brief, but evidently subdued-  ly heated, discussion of a letter  from Dr. Young, to the effect that  the lieut?nant-governor had fixed  the remuneration to be paid to the  police   magistrate. at   $25- per  month. ,,,. ;.';:,,,}.;  ,;; :,;  After the letter had been read  by'the city clerk, Aid. Menzies  , wanted to know why it was that  ; the government had not appoint-;  ed the man who was recommended by the council.    "We pay the  money,"  he said; "arid we have  ; a  right  to  know  these things.;  : It's up to thegovernment toeither  I appoint the ,man;we Tecpmn^endi ���  : or else offer a satisfactory explan-  i atipnjfo"r riot doing so."  Aid. Boyd: "I guess we know  the reason."  Aid. .Menzies: "Well, it?s up to  thegovernment to tell us why  they made the appointment. If  thereis'ariy^cfookeldb^iness^go^  ing on we want to have the gov  ernment straighten   it   out���or  else," he.added, "we'll get busy  and settle the government!"  .. He .then moved the resolution  quoted above. ���. y, ...... J  ; Aid. McMillanmoVedih ariiend-  ; merit that the letter be^ccepfced  arid filed, but there was no seconder for the amendment.  The original motion was put  and carried.  As to whether or not the city  will receiye any explanation from  the government, it is fairly certain that none will be vouchsafed  by the officials at Victoria:''''It is  merely as a matter of courtesy  that the city is allowed to recommend anyone for the position at  all.  city's share of taxes will be.  Municipalities, the charters of  which are dated to become effective January 1st in any year, have  the power to compile a roll of assessment of property within the  defined limits ' of such   municipality.    When, however; a municipality receives a charter effective subsequent to January 1st,  as in the case of this city, where  the charter is effective from April  1st, the council receive a proportionate share of the taxes collected by the government under the  provincial assessment,   less ten  percent, which is retained by the  government to cover cost of preparation of assessment roll, collection of taxes, etc.   In the case  of this city the government will  collect the taxes,   through   the  government agent at Nicola, W.  N. Rolfe   and turn over to the  city three-quarters of the total  amount collected on lands within  the defined boundaries of the city,  less ten per cent.    This money  will be turned over to the city  immediately after June 30th, if  property-owners all take advantage of the ten per cent reduction  offered by the government.    If,,  however, all the property owners  fail to pay by June 30th,  then  the government will pay to the  city three-quarters of the amount  received, as the taxes are paid in.  It;may be that all taxes will not  be paid until December 31st, in  which case the city will not receive^ the.revenue from^^ government taxes in a lump sum.    It is  estimated that the revenue from  this source will amount in all to  about $2300. ;; 1: T     ,  Aside from the revenue derived  from land taxes, the city will derive nearly- $5000 from Road-tax,  licenses arid such;bther sources.  The replies received from J; P.  McLeod and J. B. McKilligan, in  response to the city solicitor's  letter are. either very   cleverly  ambiguous, or else the officials in  question are loth to commit themselves upon the /matter, pending  the return of Hon. W. J. Bowser  from London.    This uncertainty  as to the authority .of the first  council in the matter of assessment for loan and revenue purposes leaves the aldermen in a  peculiar quandary in  respect of  public .i improvements which must  be provided out of money bylaws;  such as ' waterworks, street improvements, etc.    A money bylaw may only be submitted to the  people upon the basis of the revised asssssment roll of the city.  It is impossible for the city council to know whether they have  the power to adopt the provincial  asses^men^oJl^fjexltheJCinirt  contract for printing all by-laws  to the Nicola Valley News.  A deputation composed of  Messrs Simpson. H. Ackman,  D. Gates and J. W. Ellis waited  upon the city council with a  view to ascertaining what the  city would do to aid the volunteer  fire brigade movement. It was  decided to have the committee  wait upon the Fire and Police  committee for discussion of the  details just before adjournment.  The pound and dog tax by-law  received its first reading. I  The next meeting of the council will be held at eight o'clock  on Monday evening.  B C. HORSE  EXTRA SQUADRON ORDERS.  There will be a Squadron Parade  at  the Old Emerson Woodward Place at  2 o'clock p. m. on Sunday, May 21.  No. 2 Troop will parade at Nicola at  1.30 p.m.  Nos. 1 and 3 Troops will parade at  Hyland's Hall, Merritt, at 1.15 p. m.  No. 4 Troop will parade at Lower  Nicola at 12.30 p. m.  Charles Flick, Major,  ^ O. C. "D"B. C. H.  [Note that regular orders are printed  on page 7.]  Corporation of City of Merritt  Police Commission.  APPLICATIONS will be received by  the Police Commissioners of the City of  Merritt for the position of NIGHT  POLICEMAN. Applications must be  in the hands of the Mayor by; Noon on  Tuesday,"May 23rd, 1911.  ISAAC EASTWOOD,     v  y        Mayor.  LOST  FOLDING BLACK POCKET-BOOK,  containing; Masonic and Elks papers,  also Emblems. ��� Finder suitably Rewarded by leaving same at Post Office.  A.F.&A.M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 63 meets in  Reid's Hall  the ��� sec ond  Tuesday of each  month at 8 p-  m.'. Sojourney.  ing brothers cordially invited.  M. L. Grimmett,      Fred S. Gay  W. M.    : .        /.-. Secretary.  WATER NOTICE  of Revision, as the revised roll of  this city. Upon this question the  deputy-attorney-general and the  assessor are singularly reticent;  and the Municipal Clauses Act,  under the terms of which the city  holds its .charter, is devoid of any  clause whichywould define the  powers of the council in this  respect. a.  I, Johnny Holmes, of Douglas Lake, in the  Province of British Columbia, give notice that.  on the 14th day of June, 1911, I intend to apply to  the Water Commissioner, at his office in Nicola,  for a license to take and. use one cubic foot of  .water per: second from Spahomin Creak in the  Kamloops Division of Yale District. The water  is to be taken from the stream about two and a  half miles up th�� Creek from Douglas Lake, and  is to be used on a part of the Indian Reservation  situated near, applicant's house, for irrigration  purposes.  JOHNNY HOLMES. Applicant  MUNICIPAL  REVENUE  .;[ The city solicitor, .Mr. Grimmett,   haying   written   to   the  attorney-general's department at  Victoria with a view to ascertaining whether or not the council  would have power to levy any  assessment this year, for revenue  or loan purposes,  and   also   to  ascertain whether the city would  receive the whole, or part, of the  provincial taxes   levied on   the  area within  the  bounds of the  municipality, a letter was received from John B. McKilligan, who  has charge of all assessment for  province,   explaining   what   the  CITY   BOOK-KEEPING},  A letter was'received f rorn.JY*  Hv.Godby, who assiste'd ..in the  audit of the Kamloops'municipal  accounts, with C. A. Gil many in'  regard to the question of  adopting a system of book- keeping in  the city and the appointriierit  of  an auditor, who will also   open a  set of books for the municipality.  In this conimunicatiori the"writ��r  advised that no books be purchased for book-keeping without the  city treasurer first consulting an  accountant.   It was proposed by  the council, first, that he be given  the appointment as auditor*   but  later it was decided to turn   the  riiatter over to the finance   committee.    .':;���'.���;���  i A letter was received from Secretary Coffee, of the board: of  trade, requesting that the city  refund to the board the expences  incurred in securing incorporation. On the motion of Aid. Menzies this account was paid. It  amounts in all to $85.  The council voted to give   the.  Good Living  means that the food  . you eat is of the very  best that can be obtained X in the local  market. If you buy_  \:f"~.    your meals at the\   -V  you're certain of the  ..best. *-:���.'���  DAILY  STAGE  SERVICE  A stage will leave the Merritt  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.  ALEX. COUTLEE Pro p.  Next Monday and Tuesday  May 22 and 23,1 am selling  Ladies' and Children's and  Infants Bonnets at exactly  Cost.  In response to numerous requests I have decided to establish Dressmaking Parlors  and am ready to receive  orders.  Next Door to Bennett & Reid  Quilchena Avenue.  Merritt, B. C.  A car of Split Cedar Posts just  arrived. Another coming. Also  carload of Fir Pickets. Prices  reasonable/at  The Merritt Lumber Yard  ������������ ANDREW McGORAN, -  PROPRIETOR������������.  MS   ���    "Ml THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May 19, 1911  ontrea!  Established 1817. Head Office:    Montreal  Capital (all paid up) - - $14,400,000.00  Cash and Undivided Profits - $12,961,789.11  Total Assets      ...       .    $240,000,000.00  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  \       GENERAL   BANKING   BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  Branches in  the  Nicola Valley  MERRITT: NICOLA:  A. W. STRICKLAND. Manager. J. F. 8. 8ILLUM, Acting Sub-Agent  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.  Oae dollar per inch per month for regrula ad-  rertiBinK. Land and water^notices"$7.60:for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.     ,,..������>���--  Classified advertising 10 words for 26 cents  extra words 2 cents. <  ���  Special rates furnished for large.'contract advertising.  Address  -  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P'O. Box 20 ���������-���.��� y Merritt. B.C  Phone 25.- -���-'  DIRTY   JOURNALISM  While we are pleased to confess  that our journalistic experience  has seldom brought.u^intp-con^  tact with that type of ���;nfeWspap'er\-  which, by the style o^its^ediitoriai  columns, sullies the general cleanliness of our profession, we believe that we are safe in charging  that our contemporary, in the last  issue, plumbed the depths of  journalistic depravity.  In our issue of two_ weeks ago  we touched upon'the silence  which characterized the columns  of our contemporary when the  city council voted the-municipal  account to the Bank of Montreal,  under conditions which?.eyen pur  contemporary brazrerily-admits,  were detrimental to the best interests of the city.v In^; seeking  to palliate its offence' in thus-disregarding the public interests,  the Nicola avenue publication  ejected the following:  "It is notorious that the Snooze is  the organ of certain special interests,  whose influence has been far from  beneficial to the Nicola Valley . . . ."  The proprietor of this paper,  which probably no one knows  better than the editor of our contemporary, is Mr. T. J. Smith, of  Vancouver. Will'the senior publication venture a breath of suspicion against his character ?, ?  Our contemporary is^too cow-  _ardly_to_do_SQj=And,=furtheri  more   it  could not,   even if  it  'would.    --,7 .<'������ yyviy-yy  We believe that we can readily  explain the bitterness of our contemporary^ j.andjthe.publicwould,  no doubt appreciate a brief" resume of the history of this publication.   It: was started a little  over a year ago, when our contemporary was the lone paper in  the valley.    Its avowed object  was the promotion *6f publicity  for this valley, .Needless tosay,  its inception idid; not :;meet;jwith  favour from the senior paper;  and people connected with the  Herald loudly predicted its early  demise. In this they were generous, allowing us three months of  life.     Their; prophecy;  in ��� this;  matter   being   unfulfilled,   they  kindly extended, their grace to  six months, then to nine months,!  then to a year.    And we are still  doing business at the same stand.  Whether our; business has been  profitable or not we leave our  readers to decide, after a comparison of the files of both.   So  far so good.   The most interesting phase of our relations with  our contemporary has yet to come.  When T. J. Smith came into  the valle^ a>few. weeks ago he  was besieged with overtures���  from our* contemporary!���for, an  amalgamation of the News and  the Herald ! Needless to say,  after reviewing the financial history of his publication, he declin  ed to consider any offer. Up to  the date of his refusal, our rivalry  with the Nicola avenue publication was friendly. Since, a galling bitterness rings in the notes  of our contemporary when touching upon ourselves.    Strange ?  As to the benefit this organ of  Mr. Smith's has been able to offer  the valley, we refer our readers  to the files of ourselves and our  contemporary.  We have no hesitation in stating that we have  expended,  in   the   past   twelve  months, more than $2.50 to every  dollar which the Nicola avenue  publication has for photographs  and half-tones, illustrating various industries and scenes throughout the valley.    Furthermore the  News has paid its engravers for  their work as soon as their bills  were pr-esented.   We believe that  no! oneS will hesitate admitting  "that a photograph of a country is  a better advertisement than a  column of descriptive matter���  excepting,   of   course,   such   an  awful error as that which illumined the front page of our contemporary's last issue.  .We might continue and wax  enthusiastic over what Mr. Smith  has done for this valley, but it is  not at all necessary. . We merely  refer the readers to a point made  by our contemporary in his frenzied, assault, upon   the   Sunset.  Our; contemporary having a bad  case   resorts   to   abuse   of his  opponent.   v  III conclusion---though it is a  bore to have to deal with such  matters���we wish to take up another point. Our contemporary  asks us why we did not clamour  for the rights of the people when  the Nicola Valley Coal and Coke  company cut wages recently.  Our reply to that is, no cut has  been made by the company in  question. Our contemporary is  referring to something which is  merely a figment of a disordered  imagination.  y While we do not wish to become  personal at all, we would like to  fiirdYpafailerfoTtheoverwh^inTP  ing number of unpardonable inaccuracies as those which have  graced the columns of our contemporary for the past season.  cattle are permitted to. range at  large they gravitate towards the  center of the town. Perhaps the  only explanation of this tendency  is the "innate cussedness" of  the animals, In such cases they  are an undoubted nuisance, and  we heve no hesitation in approving the application of the strict  letter of the law to the owners  who permit their cattle to thus  range.  Now, on the Diamond Vale subdivision, the Merritt Addition and  the Conklin estate there are several hundred acres of land upon  which private owners allow their  cattle to graze. Perhaps the  aldermen do not appreciate the  rank growth of grasses on these  fertile lands. As the summer  comes and these grasses attain  their full growth a possible danger to property becomes evident.  As these grasses dry up, with  the proximity of houses, a danger  of fire becomes evident. By permitting the cattle to graze on  these lands the grass is kept  down.  The strict enforcement of this  by-law would in many cases work  a hardship. The grazing cattle  would prevent a possible fire. We  urge upon the council the necessity of witholding the enforcement of the by-law save in such  cases as action is a necessity.  The Men Who Have Made Merritt  POUND   BYLAW  We note that the council have  decided to bring into operation a  bylaw prohibiting the custom of  allowing cattle to range free in  the confines of the city. At first  glance it would appear that the  aldermen:are adopting a wise  measure. When the proposal was  first mooted we were inclined to  look with favor upon it, as tending to abate what might, with the  growth of the city, become a  serious nuisance. Latterly, however, we have been making a tour  of the municipality and find that  there are sections within the  limits which are peculiarly adapted, to cattle-grazing���large open  spaces covered with lush grass,  well watered and level. Further  investigation discloses a large  proportion of the householders of  the community owners of cattle,  in almost every case milch cows.  In this city a milch cow is a  very valuable adjunct to an establishment, and we are inclined  to believe that there are a large  number of owners of cattle who  would beseriously inconvenienced  if the council were to enforce the  strict letter of the bylaw.  One thing is very certain, whe  Thus our contemporary : ���'"'.  ''The : Snooze's attack concludes  ''Where' oh, where, is the miners'  friend TVyTo^the^best of our belief the  Herald has ntever'posed as the friend of  any particular section of this community as against another."  We can  sympathise with Xthe  emerald editor of our contemporary and appreciate his ignorance  of the attempt which one of the  numerous editors of that paper  to stir up one faction of the community against another. It would  keep any ordinary man busy trying to figure out exactly what the  policy of our contemporary, on  public or private questions, really  is.     We have tried often   and  failed miserably.   We solace ourselves with the belief that it is  trying to run with the hare and  hunt with the hounds.   As for  ourselves, we will fight for Right  until there's a foot of ice on the  most torrid section of Gehenna.  Corporation of City of Merritt  Pound and Dog Tax Bylaw.  NOTICE is hereby given that the  above Bylaw wiH" come into effect on  Tuesday, May 23rd, 1911, and that any  animals roaming at large within the  city limits will, after that date, be  impounded,   under provisions   of   said  Bylaw. y   =TKe tax for^Dl^s^OZrSO-alTd^for  Bitches $5.00. Tags can be obtained  from the City Clerk, on or after May  23rd, 1911, at the Court House.  The Bylaw specially provides that on  and after June 1st, 1911, any Dog or  Bitch roaming at large without a tag  will be impounded.  H. PRIEST,  14-15 City Clerk.  SCHOOL   NOTICE  PROPOSALS will be received by the  undersigned, up to noon on Friday, the  26th day of May, 1911, for the purchase  of five (5) "Certificates of Indebtedness" of Merritt School District. These  Certificates are of the value of $450.00  each, and are to be retired on the fifteenth day of September in five (5)  successive years, commencing on the  fifteenth day of September, 1912.  Interest payable half-yearly.  Proposals to state rate of interest  required for Certificates at par value.  The lowest or any proposal not necessarily accepted. "'���  By order of Merritt School Board.  H. S. CLEASBY,  '       Secretary.  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.  HIS WORSHIP, MAYOR EASTWOOD.  His Worship Mayor Eastwood, whose photograph appears above,  was born in the state of Ohio, U.'S. A.    He first left the place  of  his  nativity in 1891, when he movedto Brandon, Manitoba.    He went into  the butcher and cattle export business there during the summer of that  year, but when the prairie winter came on he discovered that his constitution   was   hardly   strong   enough  to  successfully   withstand   its  severity, so on December 3rd, 1891, he "pulled his stakes" and moved  into British Columbia, where he has lived continually ever since, with  the exception of one summer in.Calgary.    He  first went into business  in this province in Vancouver, being there for a  little  over two years  and a half.    He  became  dissatisfied ? with  the Terminal City's almost  .continual moisture  and: went  to Calary, for a summer, returning into  this province before the Indian summer had passed..    Prom Calgary he  went into the Okanagan.    He became associated with Hon. Price Ellison, then a  piivate  member from  the  Okanagan, and for over eight  years had charge of the business of  the man who is now Finance Minister  of  thie  province.   This  was  in Vernon; and today he speaks regretfully of an opportunity he  lost  there,   in  neglecting  to purchase  real estate in the Vernon townsite.    He came into.the Nicola valley in  1904,   and here,   he takes  pleasure  in informing anyone who may be  curious, he at last found  the  best  climate  he. has  ever known.    He  settled first at Nicola���tliere was. no Merritt then���taking charge of  the meat (business  of the James  Pooley ranch, and partly also of the  Tamerton  ranch.   When  the  surveys  for  the  Kamloops, Nicola and  Similkameen railway, now the C.P.R., were being made he thought he  saw1 an opportunity of becoming a successful mine owner  and  in company with three others,  located and did development work on copper  claims   near   Aspen' Grove.     The   original   survey   of   the   railway  ran from Quilchena towards Aspen Grove and the lines were run within  one thousand feet of the'claims of the trio.    Then his visions of, sudden  wealth were turned into'a delusion, by the combination of Fate and the  C. P.-.R., for the survey was abandoned, and the road stopped at Nicola.  The possibilities of a good town being founded above Coutlee gave him  a gleam of another possibility of fortune and he came here.   In company  with H. S. Cleasby he purchased, the meat business of  Dan Mclnnes.  The shop was then located adjacent to the Voght ��� residence.    The new  townsite of Merritt was then being developed ; the collieries on Diamond  Vale and at Middlesboro showed excellent promise, and the shrewd foresight of  Isaac. Eastwood andWhis partner were soon justified.    They  bought Mclnnes outon December 1st, 1908.    They moved their business  to the present site, at the corner of Voght Street and Quilchena Avenue,  in April, 1909.    The settlement of the valley, the development of the  mines and railway construction made their success certain ; in fact wKen  the Kettle Valley construction first commenced Eastwood and Cleasby  found their resources taxed to the uttermost in procuring beef andother  supplies for the construction camps.    An idea of the magnitude of this  business may be gleaned when it is stated that in the last few months  alone, with construction at almost a standstill, over one hundred tons of  beef were used on the line.  As to the personal success of Mayor Eastwood, all that it is necessary  to state is that when it came to a selection of candidates for the office  of Mayor he was the unanimous choice of the electors. A Liberal, he  is a member of the executive of the local association. As Mayor he is  progressive and strong and is ready to make any personal sacrifice to  benefit  the  ratepayers.    Like Mayor Taylor, of Vancouver, he  is a  ~Single_Taxer, standing foFProgress in municipal~polity; AsTcHairman  of the Police Commission he has already taken steps to enforce the  strict observance of the law. As chairman of the Board of License Commissioners he.has not so far had occasion to act, but it is safe to predict  that when he does he will make no mistakes. He is also: a member of  the executive of the Board of Trade.  To him belongs the title "His Worship the Mayor of Merritt"���the  firstmayorof the city. Aside from his private business he is fully entitled  to the appellation whioh heads this brief sketch," A Maker of Merritt."  w.; A,; ;b a. rnes  Contractor for Painting, Paper Hanging and  Kalsomining.  All Work Guaranteed First-class.  rtERMTT,  B. C.  VOGHT STREET  NEAR DEPOT.  Incorporated  1855.  THE  STRENGTH  OF  THE  auk of Toronto  lies in its proportionately large Reserve Funds,  its long experience and steady growth, the ability  and high standing   of  those   who   conduct its  affairs,   the soundness of its loans and investments, and its large resources.  The 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 -        -        -        -        $4,000,000  Reserve Fund    .-....-       -       -       $4,944,777  I AM THE MAN  you want to see.  LOOK  at my goods and  NOTICE  my prices  J. S. Morgan & Son  Leroy S. Cokely  DOMINION &  PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  Subdivision Work a Specialty.  Office over Bank of Montreal,  MERRITT, B. C.  PHONE   24  Nicola Valley  Transfer Company  TRUCKING AND DRAYING  A SPECIALTY  . . .DEALER IN . . .  Lumber, Lath, Lime, Cement  Hay, Grain and feed  GEORGE    RICHES  Rear Diamond Vale Store  Coutlee Ave. Merritt  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.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  NICOLA AVENUE  WANTED  The man who took-the Sand-  screen from Coutlee's Yard to  return same at once to William  COOPER.  CANADIAN  Train Leaves Ten o'Clock  Daily (except Sunday) for  All Points East and West.  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation reserved  and complete passage booked to any part of Great  Britain. For. rates and sailings apply to  P. H. PUFFER  Agent        ,- Merritt, B.C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  ma Friday, May 19, 1911  THE NICQLA VALLEY NEWri  "Gemmill & Rankine Have It"  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  Mrs. Joseph Marshall has been  ill for the past week.  W. Cranna was ill during  early part of the week.  the  Tuesday evening. He spent  some time in investigating farm  sites with J. Hutchison, on Wednesday, and left for Nicola that  evening. He will make a. tour  of the whole valley before definitely deciding where he will live.  Sharp razors, and Clean Towel.  ���Brown & Durham's. 52tf  H. B. Armstrong arrived in  the city at the latter end of last  week.  Mr. and Mrs. Roberts went  down to the coast on Tuesday  morning.  Mr. and Mrs. Alex Coutlee returned from Vernon on Saturday  evening.  Charles F. Law, of Vancouver  a director in the coal hill Syndicate and the B. C. Life Assurance  company, passed, through town  on Monday evening en route to  Bear Creek.  H. Colin Clarke, the well known  local solicitor, went down to Vancouver on business on Tuesday's  train. It is understood that the  object of his trip is the winding  up of the affairs of a Middlesboro  firm.   ' V::'   ���' ���  P. Boyd and Benjamin Browett  went down to Yale on business  early in the week.  Mrs. William Pooley is almost  recovered from her recent severe  attack of pneumonia.  The B.C. Gazette contains the  announcement of the appointment of W. H. Snell and H. iJ.  Baker as Notaries Public of the  Province. The former is a resident of Walhachin and the latter  of Savona.  OFF TO CORONATION  Quartermaster - Sergt. George  Osmond, of the B. C. Horse, who  has been chosen" as the representative of "D" squadron on the  Canadian Coronation contingent,  was thirteen years in the Rifle  Baigade, having enlisted in Taunton; Somerset, in 1890. He was  stationed in Winchester seven  months and then transferred to  Belfast, wnere he served under  Colonel Swain, 2nd Battalion Rifle  Brigade, for thirteen months. In  '92 his regiment was ordered to  India and stationed at Ranikhet  and Breally. His regiment made  a march which is still talked of  in the eastern provinces, from  Ranikhet to Calcutta, a distance  of 900 miles. The journey was  made in a little over two months.  In '94 the regiment was ordered  to. Hong Kong, and operated  thence through the eastern cantonments down through the  Straits Settlements to Penang.  In '98 the regiment was ordered  home again, and Osmond was  discharged at Southampton, being  placed upon the reserve list. He  was called upon in the South  African war and at the conclusion of peace in Africa emigrated  to this country. In the B. C.  Horse he has earned the approval  of his officers for his strict attention to duty.  CLOTHING  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 ?  Vests  will  Fancy  One of our Fancy Vests  help you to.be well dressed.  We have them in all the new  designs, ranging in price from  $1.25 up.  Pat Rogers left for the Okanagan country last week. He expects to locate there permanently.  Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Strickland  and children took up their residence in their new home last  Saturday.  Archibald McVittie, the well  known surveyor, was in town  over the week end and went down  to Victoria on Tuesday morning.  M. Cruickshank, recently a  contractor on the irrigation work  on Deadman's Creek, near Walhachin, left the city on Tuesday  morning for Chilcootin, near the  150 Mile House, where he is to  erect an irrigation flume and pipe  system. ,,'-'.'������'.,::       - X '���'.. 7,  Rev Fr Wagner, of Kamloops  celebrated mass in the Garcia  home on Sunday last. He left  forlKamloops the_following���day.  S. N. Dancey left on Monday's  train for Vernon, where he will  superintend the work of publishing the next issue of the New  Empire.  *��� ' ' 6 ;�����  Robert Stevenson of Princeton,  is in Chilliwak visiting his family. He expects to go into Steamboat when the summer rush is on  in earnest.  David Crawford has purchased  the Loftus residence on Granite  ave and is now settled in his new  home. Mrs. Loftus has left for  Pincher Creek where one of her  sons has a ranch and will spend  a month visiting him when she  will return to her old home in  Scotland.  LORDS' "VETO BILL"  The fight in the House of Commons over the Veto Bill to curtail  the powers of the House of Lords  ended Monday. An amendment  to reject the whole Bill was de-  feated'363 to 243, and the measure was carried on its third reading 262 to 241.  Announcement of the vote was  received with tremendous outbursts of applause. It is expected  that the Bill will go to the House  of Lords at an early date.  The debate in the House of  Lords on the second reading of  Lord Lansdowne's bill for the reconstruction of the Upper Chamber indicated that even their  leader's orders will fail to coerce  many of the Unionist peers into  voting for a measure involving  their own political extinction.  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 Greentan  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 please you, no matter  what the style or 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.  The  One  Price Store  For  Real  Values  Mcdonald block  QUILCHENA AVENUE  British Columbia has over eight  million acres of land open topre-  emtion.  The C. P. R. employs 75,000  men. It is the largest railway  system in the world.   .  Dr. Tutill was down at Canford  attending Mr.   Hardyman   who  has    been     indisposed,  son   was   in   this   city on  iness on Monday afternoon.  His  bus-  Harold Greig, the well know  realty-operatorrdrove=down=to  Canford in his car last Monday  afternoon. With him were F.  M. Coffee and H. W. Sutcliffe.  They visited the dam site of the  Nicola Pine Lumber company;  The dam is being erected across  Petit creek, about half a mile  above the influence of the creek  and the Nicola river. It is three  hundred feet across at the top  and a fraction over three hundred and ten at the base. The  construction of this dam and the  mill adjoining has been carried  out by Mr. H. Meeker. It is expected that this mill will soon be  manufacturing lumber.  GAME LAWS  A circular in reference to corrections in the game laws has  been issued by the Provincial  secretary. Following are some  of the more important details :  General license (to include all  game and fish) good from January  1st to December 31st of year of  issue $100.  Spring bear-hunting license,  Canada has received; $250,000  000 of U. S. capital in establishing branch factories.    ,,.     . .  Canada in 1910 bought $30 in  products from the U. S. per head  and sold $15.  : Canada gave away during 1909-  10 land equal to the area of the  state of Illinois.        ...,,  Canada has the largest and  best national park in the world���  5732 miles in extent.  July  for  of  ?Mrs. Turner, wife of a gentleman who intends to go in for  horse-raising on a large scale in  Aspen Grove country, passed  through town en route to Nicola  last Monday evening.  F. W, Smith and wife left for  Nanaimo, where they will reside  permanently, on Monday morning. A number of their numerous friends assembled at the station to bid them bon voyage.  R. Brand, an Englishman who  is seeking a permanent home in  the valley, arrived in the city on  Best Electric Massage always  on tap at Brown & Durham's  Barber shop. 25tf  NEW TREATY WITH JAPAN     !  Ottawa, May 17. ���Mr. Fielding!  has given notice of a resolution  bearing on the trade treaty with  Japan, in which Canada participates with the mother cduntry.;  The Japanese Government has  given notice of its.intention toi  abrogpte the treaty and the Canadian Government asks the authority of Parliament to extend to  Japan for a period not exceeding  two years a reciprocal tariff, provided Japan extends similar  treatment to imports from this  country.  good from January 1st to  14th of year of issue, $25.  Angler's   license,    good  twelve   months   from   date  issue, $25.  Bird license, good for season,  $5.  Bird license, good for one week,  only to be issued to British subjects by the Provincial game  warden, $5.  All other game license forms  are now obsolete and must not  be issued.  Canada has. 1,000,000 church  members. Protestants 59 per  cent; Catholics 41 per cent.  The largest wheat field in^the  worldls^in^CanadaT^It-is~~ 900  miles long and 300 miles wide.  PROVINCIAL NEWS  Vancouver's population is estimated at 125,000.  Canada has 735 legislators, federal and provincial.  Western Canada received 150,  000 new people last year.  Montreal's population is  000, Canada's largest city.  450,-  British   Columbia   mined two  million tons of coal last year.  On Say 3rd 3500 passengers  sailed from Scotland for Canada.  Toronto has 254 churches, 110  hotels, 7 theatres and 9 hospitals.  Canada gave the C. P. R. $62,-  000,000 in cash for construction  and 25,000,000 acres of land.  The largest grain elevator in  the world is at Port Arthur, with  a capacity of 7,000,000 bushels of  grain.  Western Canada has 200,000  homesteads open for the settler,  and 16,000 miles of new railway  will open up other areas.  British Columbia's estimated  population for 1910is 347,000, viz:  280,000 whites; 29,000 Indians;  17,000 Chinese; 16,000 Japanese  and 5000Hindoos.  Saskatchewan will soon be producing more wheat than any  state in the Union, and in less  than a decade will produce more  wheat than all the U. S. combined.  Canada is 44 years old, dating  from Confederation; 152 years  old dating from British conquest  of 1759, and 376 years old, date-  ing from Cartier's first visit of  1535.  Is the  future.  watch of the present  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.  Building Contractors  SPECIALTY:   Plastering  and  Concrete Work.  Estimates on all lines cheerfully given.  P. O. ox 50.  Merritt, B..C,,.  The Merritt  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, E. C.  JOHN   BO  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  Deal (e rsl=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of=  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  FreshyFish.always on  hand..     Orders receive prompt  ���    -attention.--Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  1 Eastwood  i   \-i.  Manager  G. T. P.   CONSTRUCTION  The "about one hundred miles"  which for the past year or two  has been the phrase used to describe the progress of the G. T.  P. construction east from Prince  Rupert will have to be abandoned  because the progress has beed  much more definitely fixed br Mr.  George A. McNicol, superintendent of the road at Prince Rupert.  He says the line now extends  from one huudred and one miles  eastward, and promises that it  will be soon more than that.  In spite of the rather serious  delays caused by the severity of  the winter weather, Mr. McNic-  hol is confident that a great deal  of work will be done this summer.  Mr. McNichol is optimistic as  to the present and future bf  Prince Rupert. He states that  the volume of business there is  constantly increasing and following the settlement of the laborer's strike, great progress had  been made in civic work.  OUR LETTERBOX  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  i;    NICOLA, B.C.  The choicest of Beef, utton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables."  T. HESLOP, Prop.  i  OTTAWA STRIKE  Four Hundred Ottawa builders  laborers went on strike on Saturday, demanding 28 cents an  hour, which the contractors  Merritt, B. C.  May 16th. -I9II.  Editor Nicola, Valley News.  ���    MerrittyB. C.  Dear Sir,���Having noticed the  agitation between the councillors  of Merritt at recent council meetings in regard to the transfer 'of  the City's account from the Bank  of Montreal to the Bank; of Toronto the following statement may  possibly enlightenthe councillors  and the citizens of our: City in regard to the value and asset of the  Bank of Montreal to any city in  the buying and selling of city  bonds:���  "CALGARY"  SELLS IT'S BONDS '  Calgary, April 24th, I9II.  Calgary has just sold over $L-  000,000 of 41-2 per cent bonds to  the Bank of Montreal for 103.  This is the best price in the history of Calgary and about the  best in the-west. Six years ago  the same bonds sold for 88."  Trusting that our councillors  will weigh and inwardly'digest  the above; also that at the next  council meeting the matter of the  City's account shall be brought  forward again5 in regard as to  which bank would be the most   _-   re  fused to pay. The men have; valuable asset to the City of Mer-  been getting 25 cents an hour. ] ritt to handle the City's account.  mi .....       _    , Yours very truly,  A Citizen.  ".%��/  -   r'V'    - ,cJ~'v?^��n.*'��  *,7i',-i~- xs'  Plerritt Livery and Feed Stable  Saddle Horses,rand 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  ; y    .-. ,y-.:.l\ -  G.M;Hahkey&Co,  .^vj> �� ^��.C*'Tt.vhj ���  �����  LIMITED.  Re&fc-Estate and Insurance  vy; >iv_. ;]Okanagan Lands ;  AllXJasses^of investments Placed.  Headr���Offices:^   .  -      r Vernon, B. C.  The agreement at the latter fig  ure expired on May I, and negotiations have been- in progress  since. All buildings in course of  erection are tied up, and operations may be given a serious set  back here this summer as a result. So great is the number of  men out that the Labor Hall was  unable to accommodate them,  and open-air meetings were held  in Cartier square.  [This communication is anonymous and the News is in no way  responsible for what it contains.  ��� Editor.]  C. P. R. WILL BUILD LINE  As soon as a sufficiency of ore  is in sight at the new McKinley  group of mines at Franklin Camp,  B.C., the C. P. R. will extend its  Kettle Valley line to the camp.  The railway already runs for  about twenty miles up the river  .from Grand Forks, and an additional thirty miles' construction  will be necessary before the site  is reached.  An advertisement in the News  will bring the business.  CHURCH SERVICES  ST.    MICHAEL'S   CHURCH  Sunday May 21st  9 a. m., Holy Communion.  11 a. m.,  Morning   Prayer  Litany.  2.30 p. m  7.30 p. m  and  Sunday School/  Evening Prayer.  Thursday May. 25th  Ascension Day  . m. Holy Communion.  Evening Prayer.  Friday May 26th  7 p.m. Boys' meeting.  Rev. T. Walker, Vicar.  7.30 a.  8 p. m  Sharp razors, and Clean Towel.  -Brown & Durham's.      .,.   52tf  FIRST ANNU7IL  To be held in  .* <  Menzie's Hall, Merritt  Friday/May 19, 1911  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.  June Days are Drawing Near  June Brides Will Require Wedding  Presents  Write at once for our   illustrated  catalogue, .from  which you may select most appropriate gift lines.  Send" for our coronation supplement, which describes  many novelties in gold and silver also some handsome  ;    : wedding jewelry.  Henry   Birks  &  Sons,   Limited  Jewelry Mail Order House  Geo. E. Tr'orey, Man. Dir. Vancouver, B. C.  OLDWATER  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  (COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. McIntyre, 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 & FAULKNER  Proprietors.  Phone 37  P. O. Boss 7  ��...-���     v t  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  AH Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt Factories.  .ii  I* 0    v  *������:<  >; '������  ss  ��~?  Refreshments Served.  \y *.. %y7  r   ..:''Y  { a w.iw i-v  ���. .y isii-va. y^./��--  Dancing at 9 p. m.  Harness and| Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  tvy. .���$���!���������  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.... .   ���''* "7 7.7,'...  Agent   for   endelsolm   and  Heintzman Pianos. ���  ���N.J. BARWICK  Nicola ... Merritt  for  a flood  square meal.    Best-of  accomodation and comfort  Rate $I.SO per day  ,..i;:i��ur..i.��ts.^-"������ '"��� t jFjRipAiY, May ,19; ��� 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  yyA��DISEASEmOE .CIVILIZATION,  ~        (Winnipeg Telegram).  y Of all countries France is sup-  i'posed to possess the best organized system of police, the most  ^"advanced methods of detecting  ^criminals, and the surest drag net  'XXS.or their apprehension, .yet Paris  ^breeds the most debased^ the most  "audacious and the, most indis-  rcriminately'wicked'type'of crim-  ' inal degenerates known to the  ^modern world.  y Of course. Paris is not alone.  The Parisian Apache, the London  jhooligan, the North American  itough, and the Australian larra-  ;;kin, are all the same type of per-  ��� son in differing.environment, and  $it appears nowhere except iricon-  " junction with a highly organized  land complex civilization. Wber-  fiever that-^existisli it does appear  f^vith fatal certainty like a taint  |ih the bloodof society, or rather  |the symptomatic outbreak of.such  :--a taint,  7i The examples of this .type-have,  ^abjured tndlwholCcdde^oflcbh--  ;yentional ethics, public and priv-  |ate, theygset at defiance all enactr  |ed laws theyiseem very "largely  |to escape detection and punishment, and have literally become  f beasts of prey, endowed with hu-  ;man intelligence. They do not  Jnaunt the recesses, of forest flike  Ithe bandit M)f ��� bid/ ridr the 'high  ffceas like the pirate, but crowded  Jcities, whose citizens they pass  |iand repass upon the boulevards  ^'jyith eyes full of smouldering hate  %nd hearts��fulPof��Burning"IuWp  |awaiting only an opportunity to  fblaze forth in crime, rapine and  Jmurder.' .ly---- -^_;:;;y^y;^.y:..  H They have  rejectedfsociety?s  fmoral code; l-biit they are" banded  :tbgether by a code of their own  pise they could,' never survive.1  iThe instincts <^organizatipn^loy|;  Salty bbe^ence^and; c^^  leffort   are  ali^~ within? tnem.  kTheir warfare isiagaihst the sbc-  Jal order, not; among themselves.  |There may^notf be honor among  tthieves, but there is certainly a  flinging together for mutual projection.    All that society has yet  ���attempted in dealing with such  people has consisted ofRepressive  ;measures. But their universality^  given certain conditions,  stamps  |them as a djsease.of. civilization  that repressibCeanripfeJcureA 1  Great strides are being made  in the prevention and cure of some  |$f ��� man's most dea!dlylplagi|es);  i| is a pity that some" sociologist  has not discovered an antitoxin  iwhich would drive out- this/blood  poison from theUsocial*" system^  Jwhich spots our great cities as  with   the^pjague, _and.. against  iwhose; ^appearance sand growth  repression seems to be of no avail.  The members of this class possess  the elements of good citizenship,  else they could not cohere among  themselves, but the-perversion  of these qualities to hideous and  immoral ends .makes them only  the more dangerous.  NO SHIPS ON PACIFIC  Two reports which seem jointly  and severally to indicate that the  Dominion government does Snot  for the present, at least; intend  building, any of the^yessels-ffor  the new Canadian navy on the  Pacific coast, have just been received. ���, ,;, ',,    ,'. * ,;j ���.���'���',   .., .;. ,f      ,  The first isa statement of^Mr.  William Denny's signature to the  effect that through circumstances  which" have-- arisen! y* Messrs/  Denny Bros., of Dumbarton, will  not be associated, with the ;B. ,C;  Marine Railway Company in' the  establishment of a shipbuilding  plant at/Esquimalt. ..h X- ��;/��� , ^ |  ~ The-second report isVdespatch  from an eminently reliable source  at Ottawa Iwhich j states that: as  far as can be gathered,* ho prov-  sion has been made in tenders  just received for the construction  of war vessels on the pacific coast.  The despatch states that the B.  C. Marine ^Railway .Gohipany is  not among "the tenderers.  yyjB>WHORSE;l  7x717  Squadron Orders,  No.  12, by  Major JFlick,^ * D''  squadron;'BrCr^Horser'"* :-r::  MerrittJB. C, May 19.  PARADE FOR CAMP  7 The^ squadronj will march to  Kamploops camp, leaving Nicola  atiI0a.mi Sunday, June 4, arriving jKamloops 12 noon, June 5.  Troops will parade on Sunday,  June 4,  under | jthei r respecti ve  itroop leaders, as] follows :    .  No. 4 troop parades" Lower Nicola 7 a.m.  Kamloops  Encampment  Statement of Militia Forces to be  - in Kamloops  Cavalry���B. C. Horse, four  squadrons.  Infantry���102nd regiment, 104  regiment, Armstrong Independent company of infantry.  Services and departments���No.  18 field ambulance, Permanent  Army Medical Corps Det., Canadian Ordinance Corps Det., Canadian Army Pay Corps Det.  The staff of the camp will consist of one camp commandant;  orderly officer; and D. A. A. and  Q. M. G.; camp engineer, A. D.  S.and T. and paymasters; administrative medical officer; ordinance officer; musketry officer, intelligence officer, signaling officer.:;;       i.y..  The subordinate staff: Camp  engineer, sergeant major two  musketry instructors, signalling  instructor, one camp staff clerk,  clerk to A. D. S. and T., clerk to  P; QlL N; S., clerk to C. A. P. C.  and post office   orderly.  B, C and D squadrons will  march from their respective headquarters to the camp at the Kamloops agricultural association's  grounds. The infantry units will  be transported by rail. Advance  parties will be detached from  102nd and 104th regiments and  field ambulance corps.  ���"���.. Captain C. C. Bennett, permanent force staff, having left Vicr  toria for Toronto on May 8, is  struck of the strength of the dis^  trict and pending the arrival of  Captain F.'-W. L. Moore, R. O.,  the duties of D. S. A., military  district No. 11 will be performed  by Captain J. F. Foulkes. C. A.  P/C.f   '7.7  Application for Liquor License.  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty  days after date, at the first sitting of  the License Commissioners for the City  of Merritt, application will be made  for the grant of a license for the sale  of liquor by retail, in and upon the property to be known as the City Hotel,  situate on Lots 18 and 19, Block 14, in  the City of Merritt.  Andrew Hogan, Applicant.  Dated 5th May, 1911.  WATER   NOTICE  I, George Murray of Nicola, Land owner, will  on the Twenty-eighth day of May, 1911 apply to  the Water Commissioner at Nicola for a License  to take and use One cubic foot of Water per 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  suid Spring, and used for Domestic and Irrigration  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  irrigation.  (h) If for irrigation describe the land intended  to be irrigated, giving acreage :rj 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. KEVELLE.  P.O.' Address : Lower Nicola, B.C."  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 miie, thence east one mile,  thence north one mile to point of commencement.  Margaret M.' Grimmett.  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  March 12th. 1911 8-17  mile to point of commencements  ; Thomas Evans.  Alonzo B. Roberts. Agent  arch 26th. 1911. 10 -J!  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 chains, thence west 40  chains to point of commencement.  Sarah Hills.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911. 10-19  No. 3       ",     "    iMerritt  8 a"m.  No. 2       "       "    sNieola  9 a.m.  NoVi       "        "    JMerrittV  .8 a.m.  Full marching Jorder.  HEAVY BAGGAGE!  . ,  Are Your Kidneys  Working Properly?  It Will Pay You Well to Make Sura  .j,, There's been a lot of "guessing" about  rheumatism and rheumatic pains generally, but you can be dead sure that little  ,pain  across  your  back, came  irom  decreased kidney/action,   t."?>;" J (7)   y   y ;  The kidneys duty is to filter the blood  ���take  out  the  impurities  collected  by  the returning blood  stream���do it  just  like absorbent cotton in a funnel filters  2the impurities from polluted water.   ;..���������>.  y When thefladneys are"* not; working .you;  are bound for 'one of two 'courses^���Diabetes and Bright's Disease or Rheumatism,  Lumbago and  Sciatica.    The  for-  mer course is usually fatal, and the latter  always painful, but you need not have  'either, as they  both  can  be easily prevented.  y The very best prescription for all kidney troubles is Nyal's Stone Root Com-  ��ound. It is no...,'.'patent.",, medicine,  ut a scientific prescription composed  of Stoneroot, Buchu, Juniper and other  remedies of proved value. More than  ���tliat, it has-been... proved.1.by. thousands  jttho have had glad relief from its use.  ^There's nothing quite so miserable as  the dragging results of sick kidneys.  fYou are trifling with your own future*  when you neglect so simple a precaution,  as a pleasant home treatment with Nyal's  Stone Root Compound when results are  ���ft certain. 41 i| f iff <4 W y        ��  IHtlt soothes " bladd.er.lVl irritation,! gives  viju rest and comfort at night, and makes  life once more enjoyable.  jf^jThe kidneys, liver and bladder are all  ndent upon one another, and Nyal's  ound   is , particularly  All heavy baggage will be in  Hyland's Hall by 8 p.m., Friday,  June 2, thence]to Kamloops by  ten o'clock train! Saturday, June  3, in charge of advance party.  ADVANCE PARTXf  -To be detailed ?later.  y.  'Best Electric Massage always  on tap at Brown & Durham's  Barber shop. 25tf  for"  and  H. COLIN CLARKE  Solicitor, Notary, Etc.  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto.  Sfone   Root" Compi  (designed to help them all  ?#   Sold andSGJilaranteed' by  Gemmill & Rankin, :--   Merritt.  LIGHT BAGGAGE; y  ,. Will be carried on squadron  transport waggon will leave  Lower Nicola, 6.30 a.m., June 4 ;  Merritt, 7.30 a.m. ; Nicola, 9.30  a. m.        ' y   \\'  APPOINTMENTS AND  RETIREMENTS^  . Sergeant H;:E^Forsyth reverts  to ranks for non-attendance at  drillj^Trooper-JHRhodes^toHbe  sergeant, vice H. E. Forsyth, for  duty with No. 4 troop (Lower  Nicola). Trooper E. A. Collett  to be corporal for duty with No.  4 troop (Lower Nicola).  *.'; i i Charles. Flick^Major, 7 "'���  y, ;,, Q. Gy'DVTB. C. H.  ��� ���-u.^ ���- -  ���-* y���-"-������ ���������-���  SIMILKAMEEN ROADS     ;  i I Of theToadB, trails and bridges  receiving immediate attention the  following may be named: Trail  to Steamboat, J. Snowden, foreman ; Hope trail, S. Spencer;  Whipshaw trail, Day & Knight;  road to be completed up Tulameen  river to West Princeton collieries;  extension of Fivemile road/ Si R.  Gibson ; road to Holmes mountain'  via Deer valley, J. Budd ; Wolff  Creek road, W. A. Davis ; and  Onemile road, J. Hedley. Exteii|  sion of sidewalks begun last yeairv-  Bridge (3tr|^crossing at junction^  of 'Vermilion*": avenue and other'  improvements will be carried out?  Quilchena Ave  Merritt.  Mark  ���-Asaya-NeuraII  THE     NEW    REMEDY    ROR  Nervous  Exhaustion  Grief and worry drain the nervous system with disheartening  rapidity. The signs are lack of  interest, lack of appetite, insomnia. T^e^nlyTemedyis^^jRest  and nerve repair. "Asava-Nku-  raW is and makes possible this  cure. It feeds the nerves, induces  sleep; quickens the appetite, aids  digestion, restores nerve vitality.  $1.50 per bottle.*Obtain from  the local agent.  y    ' GEO. M. GEMMILL,  Merritt, B. C.  PUBLIC SERVICE ACT.  The Qualifying " Examinations  Third-class Clerks, Junior Clerks  Stenographers will be held at the following places, commencing on Monday,  the 3rd July next:���Armstrong, Chilli-  wack,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  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District; yDistrict of Nicola.  Take   notice   that   ^Benjamin  Hills,   of   Tpronto,    occupation  traveller, intends to  apply for  permission to purchase the fol  lowing described Jan ds:���  Cbmmencingjat a post planted  about three miles east and sixty  chains north of the northeast  corner.of Lot 1137, .thence .north  one mile, thence west one mile,  thence south one mile, thence  east one mile to point of commencement.  Benjamin Hills.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911. 10-19  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of "Yale Land  District.     District of Nicola.  Take notice that 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  VDistrict.    District of Nicola,  Take notice that Lewis Ord of  Montreal, occupation engineer,  intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described lands :���  Commencing at a post planted  at the northeast corner of Lot  1137, thence north one mile,  thence east one mile, thence south  one mile, thence west one mile to  point of commencement.  Lewis Ord.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 25th. 1911. 10-19  LAND,ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Grace Johnston of Montreal, occupation  spinster, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  about 2 miles east of the northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence  north one mile, thence west one  mile thence south one mile, thence  east one mile to! point of com-,  mencement.  Grace Johnston.  .   Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent-  March 26th. 1911*1 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. .f  R. Ernest Johnston.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911. 10-19  Application for Bottle License.  Municipal Clauses Act, 1906.  NOTICE is hereby given that, 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,  r>; L. 125. _  Dated this 10th day of May, 1911.  John Boch, Applicant.  Onafor ��acteovory^ay ailmeat  Application,for Bottle License.  ;��'y*r$^  MunicipajLClauses Act, 1906.  NOTICE is<'hereby gtfven  that the  undersigned wi)l)apply to the Board of  License Commissioners for the City of  Merritt, at its 'next sitting, for a retail  bottle license to sell liquors by retail on  the premises occupied by him as a'store  on Nicola Avenue, and known as Lot E.  Di3srict of 125.  Dated 11th May,. 1911,, ,���,,,..,.,,,..,,,..,,  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.  NOTICE  PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given  that, under the authority contained in  section 131 of the " Land Act,", a regulation has been approved by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council fixing the  minimum sale prices of first and second-  class lands at $10 and $5 per acre, respectively.  This regulation further provides that  the prices fixed therein shall apply to  all lands with respect to which the  application to purchase is given favourable consideration after this date, notwithstanding the date of such application or any delay that may 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.  Takenotice that Lacey R. Johnston of Montreal,, occupation engineer, intends to apply"for permission to purchase the following  described lands:���  ^jCommencingat.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. 1911. 10-19  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.^  Take notice tnat LeonardEvans  of Vancouver, occupation piano  tuner, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:��� y  Commencing at a post planted  near the southwest corner of Lot  1137/ thence west one mile, thence  north one mile, thence east one  mile, thence south one mile to  point of commencement.  Leonard Evans.  '* Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 25th. 1911. 10-19  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.     District of Nicola.  i  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\ fEVANS.;  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911. 10-19  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale District.  District of Nicola.  =yrakeinotice=thatMantin=L._Grimmett,^  of Nicola, B.  C, occupation barrister,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted one  mile west of the northwest corner of  Lot 1779, thence south one mile, thence  east one mile, thence north one mile,  thence west one mile to point of commencement, i     ��� ^  Martin L. Grimmett.  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.'  March 12, 1911 8-17  Land Act Notice.  Nicola Land District  Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice  that I  Perley Russell of  Princeton, occupation clerk, intends to  apply for permission  to purchase the  following described lands:���  Commencing at post planted 20 chains  WeBt 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. x  Date 23rd. November, 1910.  All changes tor advertisements ap  pearing in the Nicola Valley News,  must be in the hands of the print  ers no later than Wednesday night  No guarantee can otherwise be given  that the ohuiffes will b* mad*.  ..LAND ACTy,  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  Nicola Land District.    District of  Kamloops Division of Yale.  ;';'- Take notice that 60 dayauviafter 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.  E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated January 28, 1911.        51-7 ..^  8  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  ��� Friday;: May-19, = iffll  IT PA Y S    T O    DE A L W ITH    U S  iyi  We are sole agents for "Turnbull's"  who make fhe 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. yryyy    7  Another large shipment of the famous Keen Cut Shoes came in yesterday.  Call and see the very latest in Ladies and Gents Fine Footwear.  DRESSERS  Wash Stands.  Sherwin Williams' Varnishes, Stains, Colors.   British American pure white Lead, Boiled and Raw  Oil, enough to paint the city.   Contractors supplies.   Mechanics tools.  Elwood Wire Fencing in all sizes, the very best, astahdaid of quality.   See our handsome scroll  gates.  BARBED AND PLAIN WIRE.  "Fit-Rite Clothing Still Catches the Up-to-date Customer.  MyLETrBLDG.  QUILCHENA AVENUE  DEPARTMENTAL STORE.       THE ONE PRICE STORE.


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