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 mh-x  Vol. 2, No   18  MERRITT, B. G. JUNE 16, 1911  Price 5 Cents  Board of Trade  And C. P. R.  Telegraph Service to be Greatly  Improved by Company  Hearing of the arrival of G.  Bury, general manager of the  C. P. R., on the coast, the president of the local board of trade  convened a meeting to draft a  letter, pointing out the needs of  the valley. The letter and the  reply are given below. It is evident that the C. P. R. intends to  look after the interests of the  Nicola Valley.  Merritt, June 12, 1911.  George Bury, Esq.,  General Manager,  Canadian Pacific Railway Coy.  Dear Sir :  Taking advantage of your visit  to Merritt and the Nicola Valley,  we wish to call your attention :���  RE TELEGRAPH SERVICE  Perhaps the most important  difficulty with which we have  been confronted to date is the  telegraph service maintained by  your company through this  valley.  ;  To state that the merchants  and residents of this valley are  inconvenienced by the unreliability of the service at present  accorded here,' is to put before  you the problem in the mildest  manner consistent with the facts.  The service is so poor that we,  as a general rule, find that our  most important affairs, even  though they be most urgent, must  be entrusted to the postal department to ensure" delivery within a  reasoable time, or, as has happened in several instance, to  ensure the delivery of a message  at all.  In many instances telegrams  concerning shipments have been  received by our correspondents  in Vancouver after the confirmatory letters, and vice-versa.  In some cases these delays have  not only involved serious delay,  but also financial loss.  We understand, Mr. Bury, that  this delay may be in a measure  eliminated by the installation of  a repeater at Spence's Bridge,  connecting the wire from the  Nicola Valley  with one_of,the  commercial wires along the main  line.  We would appreciate it very  much if you could see your way  clear to ordering this done.  RE PASSENGER SERVICE  We wish to again convey to you  our appreciation of the promptitude with which you acted after  the receipt of our communication  of 25th ultimo. '  ���     > "'  Our understanding of your  telegram, however, was to the  effect that we were to have an  exclusively passenger service,  and that the evil odors emanating  from loaded cattle cars, of which  we complained in our communication, were to be eliminated.  We find now that cattle are being  shipped regularly. The emergency cord on the train is thus  cut off. Is not this contrary to  the provisions of the Railway.  Act?-  RE FREIGHT SERVICE  We also wish to call your attention to the manner in which  the freight for this valley is being  handled since the inauguration of  the passenger service. Shipments  to and from the valley are held  over at Spence's Bridge, sometimes for days.  RE TRACKAGE  We find that the trackage facilities provided at Merritt are en  tirely inadequate for the needs  of the local merchants and would  ask that you consider the question  of providing better trackage than  at present.  Several times recently local  merchants have endeavoured to  secure warehouse trackage,  which has now become a necessity for handling freight economically and expeditiously. So far  they have been unable to obtain  this trackage, and we ask that  you give this matter also your  favourable consideration.  In conclusion we wish to point  out that it is not our desire' to irritate the management of your  company���for, with the great  masses of the Canadian people we  appreciate the fact that you are  ever willing to do anything you  possibly can to enable your customers to do business with as  little inconvenience as possible���  we appreciate the promptitude  with which you acted in response  to our request. for a - passenger  service, and we feel that we have  but to call your attention to the  matters dealt with in the foregoing to secure redress.  Thanking you in anticipation,  We are,  �� ��� " Yours, truly,  (Signed) I. Eastwood, Mayor  (pro City Council)  G. B. Armstrong, -  President Merritt B. T.  MR.   BURY'S   REPLY.  Vancouver, June 14, 1911.  G. B. Armstrong, Esq.,  President,  Merritt Board of Trade,  Merritt, B. C.  Dear Sir:  I am in receipt of your letter of  the 12th, and am very sorry indeed that urgent matters prevented me making a trip to  Merritt with the officers of the  British Columbia division. With  respect to the telegraph service.  An extra operator is to be placed  shortly at Spence's Bridge, and  additional wire will be built between Vancouver and Ashcroft,  which will, I ��� trust, make the  telegraph service as it should be.  Mr. Busteed, the General Superintendent of the British Columbia division, met your wishes by  placing a passenger train on the  Nicola branch   inj place^of���the  The Imperial  Oil Company  To Make Merritt the Chief Distributing Point for the Locality  As a result of the visit of J. H.  Matthews, manager of the'Vancouver branch of the Imperial Oil  Company, the largest oil company  in the Dominion, to this city some  months ago, and his subsequent  visit yesterday, the company have  definitely decided to establish a  distributing agency here.  As announced exclusively in  the columns of the News about  three months ago, Mr. Matthews  made his first visit to this city to  investigate the possibilities for  making a success of a branch here  as a chief distributing point for  the valley. Not quite satisfied  with the result of his investigations he refrained from establishing the branch at that time.  Yesterday he arrived again and  saw that remarkabe progress in  the city had been made, and decided upon the establishment of  the branch.  A galvanized iron warehouse  will be erected immediately along  the C. P. R. right of way. Wm.  Cooper has the contract for. the  erection of the building. It is  the intention bf the company to  carry a full line of oils of every  description.  It is to thc credit of H. Grieg  that he has been able to induce  the company to open a branch in  this city.  street, for a cafe license���a lie-  cense to sell liquor with meals,  was heard and after a brief discussion granted.  The application of Andrew  Hoggan, for a license for a hotel  on Quilchena avenue, was held  over until the next meeting of  the board on the 13th of July.  At present there are not sufficient rooms in the building to  justify the board in granting a  license. New rooms are being  added, however, and the chief  of police has been instructed to  report to the board as to whether  or not they are satisfactory.  John Boch  Was Acquitted  New Lumber      "  Yard Here  ATHLETICS  The first practice in baseball  has been undertaken by local enthusiasts this week, impelled by  the receipt of two challenges  from outside teams, Ashcroft  and Kamloops, both of which  want to arrange for games on  Coronation day next Thursday.  It will be necessary to pay the  expenses of ten men from either  of those points, and ajso to pay  hotel bills for them for two days,  as they will have to come in on  Wednesday evening and cannot  leave until Friday^noon. The  railway fare will amount to about  forty dollars for the team from  Ashcroft, and another forty for  the team from Kamloops; so it  will be cheaper for the local athletic association to bring a team  from the former point. ~  Next Sunday afternoon all  baseball players who wish to try-  out for the team will turn out on  the diamond near Hogan's hotel  for practice. After the practice  it-is proposed to decide upon taking up either of the challenges.  mixed. On three occasions stock  cars were placed on this passenger train at the request of  shippers. Since this matter came  to his attention, he put a stop to  the practice. They should not  have placed these stock cars on  the passenger train.  The matter of freight service  will be looked into and dealt with,  with a view to making improvements at once. Mr. Busteed expects to be in Merritt very shortly  and will have pleasure in meeting  your board of trade with respect  to trackage and other matters  you mentioned, and I feel that  the result will be entirely satisfactory. . .  Yours truly, '  George Bury.  Vancouver Concern to Establish  Yard Here in Near Future  Harold Greig is in receipt of  advice from a Vancouver lumber  firm to the effect that they will  shortly establish a branch yard  in this city. He communicated  with this firm some time ago in  an effort to bring them in here.  It is known that an agent of  this company recently purchased  three lots for a yard site, but  until today it was not known  whether or not the_company_in-  BOY SCOUTS  The annualencampment of the  Boy Scouts of the valley will commence at Canford on July 3rd.  The encampment will extend over  a period of one week^and the  youthful Scouts will receive 'instruction and training in their  work. Parents should see in this  a splendid opportunity forgiving  their children an enjoyable vacation. Rev. T. Walker desires  the News to announce that all  names, accompanied by fees must  be in his hands by June 24th.  tended to put in a stock here.  The shipment of stock is to be  made within the next two weeks,  and an agent to take charge of  the local yard will arrive in about  a week's time.  The Vancouver Lumber Company, of Vancouver, are the firm  who are to put in the yard, A. L.  Thompson, the chief sales manager of the company, having  made an inspection of the locality  with that end in view.  LIQUOR LICENSES  The first meeting of the local  board of license commissioners,  Mayor Eastwood, Alderman Boyd  and G. F. Ransom, was held in  the court house last Wednesday  afternoon at two o'clock.  The application of J. A. Menzies, for a bottle license, and  that of Joseph Food, for a license  of the same kind, were considered first and the board unanimously decided that conditions  in this city did not justify them  in granting a bottle license here  just yet. The population in the  board's opinion being too small.  The application of Mrs. Hoggan  for a license for her hotel on  Nicola Avenue was refused.  The application  of  Steel  ar.d  Falconer, proprietors of the Star  afe and Restaurant,   on Voght  TRAIN CHANGES  Quite a   number  of  changes  have been made in the personnel  of the local train service   during  the past   week.   Harry  Purdy,  formerly conductor on this   run,  has been changed to  the   coast  service and will be in charge   of  Nos 13 and 14. A. Corey, formerly  brakeman on this run, goes with  Purdy to  the   coast    Purdy   is  succeeded by   Chris   Bourne  as  conductor on the valley train, and  Corey's place is taken by   D. A.  Mcintosh, from the coast.  =WrMuggeridge'and=ArCorey  are taking their examinations for  conductors and will probably get  trains this summer.  A chair car is to be put on the  valley train early in July. This  improvement will be greatly appreciated by the patrons of the  road. Evidently the Canadian  Pacific do not intend to do things  by halves and will ensure a first  class service in the Nicola Valley.  BAND CONCERT  Next Sunday afternoon the  band will play at the corner of  Voght Street and Quilchena ave.  An excellent programme has been  prepared.  Lawrence Guichon was in the  city today, having accompanied  his father as far as this city. He  returned to Quilchena this afternoon.  The C. P. R. is erecting stockyards at Nicola which when completed will give facilities for  loading five cars at a time.  William Schmock will shortly  leave for his gypsum claims in  the Similkameen. E. P. Little,  v Vancouver capitalist, is understood to be interested in the  c\aims.  Magistrate   Morgan    Dismisses  Complaint Againss Contractor.  Before the city magistrate on  Wednesday morning the trial of  John Boch, former contractor  and restaurateur of this city,  who was charged under Section  417 of the Criminal Code in connection with his recent failure to  meet his creditors, was heard and  dismissed. Mr. Murphy, of Ashcroft, appeared on behalf of Bock  and Messrs Grimmett and Clarke  for the prosecution.  G. B. Armstrong testified that  Boch was indebted to him in the  amount of $980 for goods sold to  him. He had known Boch since  his arrival in this city last December. Accused was a contractor and ran a restaurant on Quilchena avenue. Witness made  demands upon him for payment  of his account from time to time  during the current year. He took  possession of the Elite restaurant  premises under a; chattel mortgage he held from Boch. Witness bad examined premises-and  looked for books of account and  everything that was included in  the chattel mortgage. He could  find no books of account. "Accused was not there when I made  the search," witness said. "I last  saw him the night before about  6 p.m. I saw him the day before  and we arranged that he should  sign over at nine o'clock the next  morning. This was the day pre:  yious to his arrest. I am not  sure of the exact date, -v He did  hot keep his appointment and we  tried to find him. His rooms  were locked up so we got a ladder and looked in from the outside and found that he had gone.''  yBy Mr.-Murphy: What document did you want him to sign  for you? You had the mortgage,  then why did you want ' him to  sign over to you?���There were  three others interested in the  mortgage besides myself, Howse  Menzies and Eastwood.  When the chattel mortgage was  made did the creditors ask him  if he had any account books?��� I  can't say that we did.  Do you believe that he started  out in business and kept no  books=with=the=intentiony3fTle^  frauding his creditors ? I can't  say that. y  Cross-examined further witness said that he did not try the  safe to see whether or not there  were any account books. He had  not asked Boch for the safe combination. He held the chattel  mortgage as trustee for four  others and took possession under  the mortgage. He had had an  idea that Boch spent the money  he received as fast as he took it  in. Thought accused's liabilities  would run up to $4000.  Mike Murphy, a cook, called,  testified: I live in Merritt and  cooked for John Boch. Worked  for him since February 2. Boch  owed him $138.60 for wages  since March 6.  The sensation of the day developed   when    witness,   cross-  examined by council for dejence,  stated that he had been offered  $23   to   give   evidence   against  Boch.   First he stated that A.  E. Howse had offered   him the  money,   and   later  that G.  B.  Armstrong had ; done so.   This  sounded   seriously   until   under  re-examination by Mr. Grimmett  it was brought out that some of  of the creditors  had offered to  give him the mom y to pay his  expenses to Kamloops, where he  could get out a writ of capias  against   Boch   for   his   wages.  Evidently Murphy did not understand what a writ of capias was.  As matters stood he could get no  wages out of Boch and the creditors were not obliged to pay him  under the mortgage, Therefore  they had offered to give him the  money so that he could recover  his wages by writ. He got  mixed up with the idea that he  was offered the money to testify  against Boch.  J- B. Dorais, also a cook, stated that accused owed him about  $67.70 for wages from May 8th.  When Boch left town he did not  know that he was going.  Andrew McGoran, lumber  dealer, testified that .Boch's indebtedness to him was $1096,  fully protected by the contract  with the railway company. Witness could not state 3hat he had  no idea Boch would leave town  as he had thought he would  when he got Boch's cheque and  pass book from him the day before he left.  Witness further thought that  bills for lumber supplied to the  restaurant would be protected  by theoption-of-purchase clause  in the lease. Questioned by Mr.  Grimmett he stated, that Eoch  had not already assigned, the  option.  George Riches, teamster, called, deposed: He knew Boch, a  contractor. He owed witness  about sixty dollars for teams  hired. Did not know that accused or his wife were leaving town.  Fred Paige, called, deposed:  Boch owed him about $25. This  for bolts supplied on C. P. R.  warehouse.  I. Eastwood testified that Boch  owed him $75 and a* few" cents.  He had thought it probable that'  Boehwould skip out, as he thought  .that he owed more than he could  I pay; ;������-'���: y  ' J. A; Menzies testified: Boch  owed him about $2.50, besides  what was protected by chattel  mortgage. He never saw Boch  had any books of acount.  At the conclusion counsel for  the prosecution admitted that  he did not believe they could get  a conviction and the case was  dismissed.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  ���A^W^Mc-Vittie-went-down-to-  Vancouver today and will return  here next Wednesday.  John McMillan has gone  to Harrisson Hot Springs  fortnight's vacation.  down  for  a  Joseph Guichon passed through  this city today.  ���   o ���  Last Friday evening Lady and  Miss Tupper of Vancouver arrived in the city on a visit to Mr.  and Mrs C. Tupper. On Monday  Lady, Mrs. and Miss. Tupper  went down to Vancouver.  The new lodge of the K. of P.  held their regular meeting in  Reid's hall on Wednesday evening. Since the lodge has been  formed five men have offereo  themselves for initiation and it  has been decided to hold another  first degree initiation on next  Wednesday evening, when all  members are urged to be present.  Bennett & Reid have received  a shipment of new models of Fit- *  Reform   clothing   by   express.  These represent the latest styles  in men's wear.    -.  Nine cars of cattle were shipped out this week to the coast by  Mr. Palmer of Stump Lake. W.  Lauder shipped out a car of steers  and another of calves early in the  week. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, June 16,  We have just received another large shipment of Men's Summer Suits, Coats, Trousers  and Shirts.    You will find it no trick to keep you let us fit you out with our  goods.    Every garment guaranteed.  LADIES!  We are sole agents for  THE DOROTHY DODD SHOE  We invite you to call and see the goods.  Just what  you want���solid comfort.  S, TRAVE  AGS AND SUIT CA;  ^4%  \\r. l   ���v e���iittve^receiveT^^  all sizes and prices:  Prices $6.00 to  Suit Cases in great variety, in linen and leather lined.  Prices $4.50 to $12  esi:opes from 75c to $L50  Bl I0TS AND SHOES        LADIES' WEAR        MEN'S FURNISHINGS Friday, June 16, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  NEW REAL ESTATE FIRM  "Mclntyre's Real Estate and  Business Opportunities "will be  found at 403 Hastings street (new  Holden building), Vancouver.  This is a new addition to the real  estate firms in Vancouver, and  the proprietors are none other  than William Mclntrye, the popular host at the Coldwater Hotel,  in this city, and his brother Murdoch. "Mclntyre's," as. the  firm's name is styled, should meet  with a large measure of success,  both the proprietors being well  known throughout the southern  part of B. C. If energy, foresight and good business methods  will succeed, then " Mclntyre's "  should make good.  MAKE BRIQUETTES OF RUBBISH  Hitherto rubbish collected by  street cleaners in Asterdam has  been assorted; paper, rags, metal  and glass have been sold todealers  therein, the residue as manure.  The city authorities are now  considering converting the street  rubbish as a mass into combustible briquets for heating boilers.  They found that at Southwark,  London, and at St. Ouen, France,  street rubbish is transformed into  a marketable product.  At South-  , wark all the refuse is crushed to  , a powder,  which is sold as   a  manure.   At St. Ouen the powder thus made, with the addition  of   combustible    substance,    is  formed into a cheap fuel, says  Consul Frank W. Mahin, in a report from Amsterdam, Holland.  The Amsterdam authorities experimented at both those places,  combining   powder made  there  with coal tar from the Amsterdam gas works and pressing the  substance   into   briquets.     The  experiment was successful and  disposed the Amsterdam authorities toward establishing a plant  for producing briquets from the  street rubbish.  The quantity of material which  can be worked in this city is about  140,000 tons a year. It is estimated that an establishment to  work this will cost about $300,000;  that the annual expenses thereof  will be about $98,000 ; that the  product will be about85,000 tons;  costing 1.15 a ton. It is believed  that the briquets can be sold for  a net price of $1.40 a ton, which  would yield a profit of more than  $30,000 a year. At present the  street refuse of Amsterdam is  disposed of at a loss of $18,000 a  year.  -  O '  every form of mechanical bOral  device has served to create employment for many thousands of  workers. By keeping down the  cost of production the volume of  traffic and the general activity  have been correspondingly increased. So complete is the  organization thatprosperity has  become continuously assured,  says G. A. Waterman, inCassiers'  Magazine for April.  As all roads once led to Rome,  so the great lines of commerce  may be said to converge today at  Hamburg. Radiating from this  harbor sixty-seven regular steamship services travel to and fro to  all parts of the world. The  Hamburg-American line calls at  350 world ports. Here is said to  be the modern Tower of Babel,  since the captains of the ships  speak all the tongues of the civilized world. Beginning with two  small ships, this service now-includes 400, vessels, with a total  tonnage of more than a million.  dance with."  " Ah, indeed ! " was the quiet  retort, "then we differ in that  respect. I'm not a bit particular.  That was why I asked you ! "  Then he left her.  PUBLIC   NOTICE;  "END OF THE WORLD"  The prophet Baxter, whose  prophecies as to the end of the  world were more than once falsi-r  fied by events, has a successor in  the person of the Rev. H. C.  Sturdy, a.A., who declared his  confident belief, at Hoi born Town  Hall, London; that the world  would come to an end in 1916.  The reverend gentleman told  his audience, which was by no  means a large one, that he had  come over 200 mi les to deliver his  message to them. ; Coming to his  belief as to the impending end to  all things, he said it wasTarrived  at through series 'of deductions  made from variomsl passages of  Scripture. But beyond these deductions and the authority contained in them there were other  signs, such as the Zionist movement, the Turkish upheaval, and  many more events of important  significance.  The speaker also quoted several  dates which had been mentioned  by other prophets, the earliest  being 1915 and the latest 1934;  but the date given above was his  own particular one, and he con-  clued by enjoining his hearers  that the last day was at hand.  RAJAHS UP TO DATE  An Indian rajah is said to have  ordered from a London firm "one  fire escape, suitable for use when  out shooting tigers." This tiger  escape is now on its way to the  hunting box of the sporting rajah,  says the New York Herald.  The manager of the firm of  Messrs. Merryweather described  the contrivance as a patent sliding carriage escape fitted with  two telescopic ladders, which will  reach to a height of 35 feet. It  is painted Khaki color so as to be  inconspicuous in the jungle, and  is mounted on high wheels to fac-  iliate transport.  Itis understood that the rajah  will use the escape for clirhhing  trees, though when there are no  trees available he will be entirely  dependent on the escape for his  safety. As.it takes about thirty  seconds to elevate the ladder it  will be wise to keep it elevated  all the time to be ready for a surprise by the tiger.  Big game hunters are chary of  discussing the value of the escape  until they hear what success attends the rajah and his shikaris  in the jungle.  Talking about rajahs recalls  that some exceedingly large insurances are being offered at  Lloyds on jewels to be worn by  Indian princes attending the coronation. One policy for $420,000  has been issued and in another  clause of the policy providing  that the jewels shall be stored in  strong rooms here when not. in  use.   ;     . -,.-���'7.-X. ;'':;. X,  Owing to the high rates comparatively few policies have been  so far issued, although the potentates from the Far East are  reported to be bringing enough  gems to ransom a dozen kings.  London is practically the only  place where insurance of these  valuables can be effected, and as  the values of the jewels will be  itis said, very great, substantial  rates are quoted for policies.  According the  City Health Bylaws,  OCCUPANTS must  see to the Cleaning up of their own Premises, or they  will be PROSECUTED.  By Order;  G. H. TUTILL,  Medical Health Officer.  r  v..  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  ^  A. B. KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  W.H.COWAN  HORSESHOEING  AND GENERAL  BLACKSMITHING  All Work Guaranteed  First Class  Cor.NICOLA AVE. and CHAPMAN ST  HAMBURG CENTRE OF TRADE  The old prejudice against labor  =saving=devices=has=been==com==  pletely dissipated by the example  of Hamburg. It has been demonstrated that the installation of  DOWNRIGHT SNOBBERY  At a dance recently a young  gentleman somewhat inferior in  social position to most of those  present approached an alderman' s  daughter ��� " mighty superior "  sort���and rather diffidently asked  for the favor of a dance.  The girl looked him stonilv in  the^faceyfor  Geo.   McDonald  BOOT AND SHOE MAKER  then  aT moment^  turned away with the remark :  "I'm sorry,   but   I'm ���well,  rather particular as to whom I  ABORIGINAL MANKIND  It appears from a discovery in  a cave among the cliffs of St.  Brelades Bay on the south coast  of Jersey, that there was a German invasion of England even  before Adam's time. Some English scientists have unearthed  there=a=specimen=of  Repair Work a Specialty  Let me fit you out with a pair of  Superfine Rubber Heels  Both for Ladies and Gentlemen.  ^tlfe^NearP  habitant in  prefer-  The female house fly lays from 120 to 150 eggs at a time, and these mature in two  week*. Under favorable conditions the descendants of a single pair wil) number millions  la three months.    Therefore all housekeepers should commence using  WELSON'S  early in the season, and thus cut off a large proportion of the summer crop.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The choicest of Beef, utton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  derthal man, whose  the days before imperial  ence came to trouble us was in the  valley of the Elberfield.  The Neanderthal man, who,  according to scientists, was a  "low brow," was a bit of a traveler in his time. He has been  found in France, Belgium, Germany, Austria and in parts of  Asia, but it was not believed until his discovery in Jersey that  he had attempted to invade England.  Even now loyal British explorers decline to admit that he came  to England, but hold that when  he arrived in Jersey that little  island was a bit of what is now  France.  His teeth, nine in number, have  been examined by Prof. Keith,  of the Royal College of Surgeons  who says that they belong without doubt to an individual of the  Neanderthal race, but are in certain features more primitive then  even the teeth of the Heidelberg  mandible, usually regarded as the  earliest re mains of man dicover-  ed in Europe, and. assigned to the  glacial period.  " Apparently Neanderthal men,  though they did not possess automobiles, had some rare sport, as  buried with the man found in  Jersey were specimens of the  woolly rhinoceros, fleet reindeer  and two varieties of horse.  VOGHT STREET  NEAR DEPOT  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  Agent   for   endelsolm   and  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola  Merritt  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  for  a good  square moaT. . Best;  accomodation and comfort  ��n  Hate $1.50 per dav  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  MERRITT, B, C.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL   WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to   handle  any   kind  of  Building  or  Construction   Work  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.  Star Restaur ant  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. B02 7  Smith & Clarke  akers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF  AH kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  AH Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt Factories.  Fleming  Building Contractors  SPECIALTY:   Plastering  and Concrete Work.  Estimates on all lines cheerfully given.  P. O.Box 50.  Merritt, B. C.  Under new-: management and many improved facilities.  :     Mo 'iw accommodation and of the best.  In every departm���.emit we aim to please, and we generally succeed.,  COM VIHRCIAL TRADE A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wanes and Liquors Always in Stock.  GEO. McGRUTIiER, Prop.  Merritt, B. C.  B&HgfflWiBWWgg THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, June 16, 1911  Incorporated  1855.  THE   STRENGTH   OF   THE  Toronto  lies in its proportionately large Reserve Funds,  its long experience and steady growth, the ability  and high standing   of   those   who   conduct its  affairs,   the  soundness of its loans and investments, and its large resources.  The Managers of the Bank are pleased to offer the up-to-  date facilities of this well known institution to all who have  banking business to transact.  Paid-up Capital  - $4,000,000  Reserve Fund     -        -        -        -        $4,944,777  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance  Six months $1.00  FRANK M. COFFEE  J. W. ELLIS  Editor  Manager.  One dollar per inch per month far regular advertising. Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising 10 words for 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract advertising.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P'O, Box 20 Merritt. B.C  Phone 25.  EARLY   CLOSING  Some time ago we urged upon  the Gity Council the need for an  Early Closing Bylaw, by which  all business houses would be  compelled to close their doors at  a more reasonable hour. We wish  to deal with this matter once  more.  In our previous remarks upon  the subject we pointed out that  the merchants of the city themselves appreciated the fact that  they were working their employees to an unreasonable hour every  day. In fact, they had mutually  agreed that they would close at  half-past six, with, of course, the  exception of Saturdays and pay  days. This arrangement was  satisfactory to the employees and  to the management of the stores;  but, unfortunately, certain parties to the agreement failed  to keep to their agreement, and  the old state of affairs once more  prevails.  The News is never hyperbolic,  and we flatter ourselves that we  are able to deal with public matters in a judicial manner.  So, when we say that the local  merchants are not treating their  employes fairly, in the matter of  working hours, it will be appreciated that we are stating the  . situation in the mildest possible  manner. There are countries  ^KeTirtKe"<^irt*^  his men fourteen hours a day, for  five days, and sixteen hours on  the sixth, would be regarded with  surprise by his fellow employers  and indignantly by the general  public.  We remember reading a paper  by a French economist upon the  comparative efficiency of employees in various establishments  where different hours of labour  were observed. The learned  gentleman conducted his investigations in the most scientific and  exact manner possible, and the  term of the survey extended over  a period of eighteen months  His investigations led him to a  conclusion which up to that time  was merely a matter of speculation���the comparative efflcency  of men working eight hours he  found to be thirty percent greater  than that of the men who worked  ten hours.  Though the^.local merchants  may not realise i�� esprit de corps  is one of the strongest aids they  have in the conduct of their businesses. Men and girls who are  busy for a reasonable period take  a greater interest in their work,  are more friendly towards one  another and more courteous to  their customers than those who  work long hours, standing almost  all the time, taking a hurried  snack for luncheon and dinner,  and only tolerably interested by  the occasional customer, waiting  with one eye on the clock for the  close of tne long day.  This is not yet a large city���  though the   foregoing remarks  are particularly applicable to the  large cities���and in this city we  have an opportunity to closely  observe the effect of the long  hours on  merchants' employes.  At present,   knowing  that  the  stores are open until late in the  evenings, shoppers procrastinate  about   visiting   the   shops   and  making   their  purchases.     The  employes may be busy for a few  minutes  when  the stores open  first, then there is a lull, sometimes short and sometimes long,  and the employes get tired of  doing nothing, having at all times  the consciousness that they must  keep at their appointed places,  ready for the customer who does  not come ; then comes a moment  of spirited business, and another  lull.    So it goes until  the late  closing hour is reached.    By that  time the employes are tired of  alternately   standing   idle   and  rushing   round   on   hard   board  floors; they have had but brief  intervals away from their work,  often not of sufficient duration to  give them an opportunity to eat  at their homes ; they see others  going out in the cool evenings to  play games or to walk and talk ;  then, just as closing time arrives,  belated customers come in to be  served. They find a clerk snappy,  uninterested   in   their   requirements.    He fails to call their attention to anything that might  possibly be just the thing they  happen  to need   but have   not  thought about.     The   customer,  leaves feeling slighted.  The employe leaves for his home, in time  to go to bed, if his home is at any  distance from his work, cranky,  tired, dispirited and with a sense  of injury.  What do the merchants lose ?  Their employes don't help one  another.   They fail to try and  push the business of the store.  They  treat customers off-hand-  week we anticipated a pleasant  surprise; as we observed a large  halftone cut across the top. With  a sudden shock, after looking at  the cut, we read beneath it' 'Merritt as it is today." We recognized a cut which was made for this  paper thirteen months ago.  "Merritt as it is today-as seen by  our contemporary! The large  "head" on the paper last week,  above the cut, bade the public  prepare for a surprise. We received ours last week. We are  prepared for anything now.  In the same issue of our contemporary we read that Leon was  the name of the new townsite  up the Coldwater. Had our contemporary perused the front page  of this paper, of a date of two  weeks earlier, he would not have  needed to scan the columns ;bf  the Greenwood Ledge to obtain  that information.  destructive famines, which were followed by desolating epidemics of cholera and fever. Plague appeared at  Bombay in 1896 and rapidly spread all  over the presidency and to other parts  of India. It is estimated that  between 1896 and 1901 half a million  people died of plague, and practically  arrested the natural growth of population.  More was to follow. Between 1901  and 1911 plague carried off six and a  half million souls. Two million people  died from the pestilence in the Punjab  alone, one and a half million in the United Provinces, and thirteen hundred  thousand in Bombay.  Plague has, in fact, proved far more  destructive of human life than famine.  THE TOLL OF WAR  edly.   They are uninterested in  their work.  Do merchants think that customers do not appreciate courtesy? Do they think that a  customer likes trading where  everyone is tired ?  We have dealt with the foregoing to show the merchants  wherein lie their own best interests.  Now, we deal with the City  Council.  Are the members of the City  Council of the opinion that the  citizens and voters employed in  the stores of the city are getting  a square deal ? Does the City  Council believe that nine hours a  day is a fair day's work, or fourteen hours ?  The Aldermen have it in their  power to pass a bylaw requiring  that all stores close at six o'clock  on week days, with the exception  of Saturdays and pay days.  Will the city council pass this  bylaw, or will they go on record  as believing that employes are  fairly treated who work twelve  and fourteen hours a day?  Will the miners of the community co-operate with the council on  this matter?  The News wishes to hear from  everyone.  War is not all gilt, brass buttons, music and medals. Here  is a pen picture from Jaurez,  Mexico, that will give you; a  glimpse of the real thing: '���  "Three or four, federals were  found in an hotel that had been  used by the federals as their ho's-  pital, suffering from wounds that  had been received in the fighting  around Casas Grandes nearly two  months ago and who had received no care since that time. Hollowed skeletons with gangrenous  wounds gazed silently at the Red  Cross workers a3 they set to work  not at first with the wounded but  with disinfectants and water to  remove the carrion stench that  prevaded everything. In one  room, practically stripped and  thrown:in a heapj were found  four dead bodies, bloated and  disfigured.  In another room, totally shut  out from sunlight or fresh air,  were half a dozen others who  had almost lost the semblance of  human beings from erysipelas or  the waisting typhoid fever. Another, typhoid-stricken and all  but naked, lay on the ground  outside the door of one of the  illy-ventillated rooms. Over the  mouth and eyes of the dying  wretch hovered a swarm of flies.  Another skelton mutely pointed  to his leg. It had been broken  by a bullet at Casas Grandes. A  rough board, stretched from the  poor ������ fellow's hip to his ankle,  had been bound to the fractured  limb. The bandages had not  been touched since that time.  Still another, with his upper  leg shattered by a bullet at Casas  Grandes, had received even less  attention. Bandages had been  placeH"arbund=the woundr^TKatT  was all. He, too, had received  no medical attention since the  Casas Grandes fight and gangrene  had set in.  A number of other wounded  were in such shape that the surgeons and nurses did not dare  touch them until they had received their rubber gloves from the  supply depot at El Paso.  Stretched on the floor in one  room were five wounded men.  One was dying from a shot  through the lungs. But he had  received the attention of a woman  who crouched at the side of the  unconscious man fanning the flies  from his face and weeping silently.  Eight cases of typhoid fever in  all were found by the Red Cross  corps at this one hospital. One  was a raving maniac. And pre-  vading everything was the host  of carricn flies."  STAR CAFE  Following is the menu for next  Sunday's dinner at Steel and Falconer's well-known restaurant:  Soup; Mock turtle.  Salad; Lobster en mayonnaise.  Fish;B. C. salmon anchovy sauce.  Boiled; Ham with jelly.  Entrees;    Chicken    saute   with  pasties, French toast, wine sauce.  Roast; Prime rib beef au jus leg  pork apple sauce stuffed spring  chicken.  Vegetables;   Mashed    potatoes,  young carrots in cream.  Dessert Green apple pie, lemon  meringue pie, steamed fig pudding, brandy sauce.  Tea or Coffee  Established  1817. Head  Office:    Montreal  Capital (all paid up) . ..-' - $14,406,00Q.00  Cash and Undivided Profits - $12,961,789.11  Total Assets       -       -       -        -     $240,000,000.00  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.) ...  A   GENERAL   BANKING   BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  Branches in   the   Nicola Valley  MERRITT: NICOLA:  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager. J. F. S. GILLUM, Acting Sub-Agent  When we glanced at the front  page of our  contemporary  last  GUARDING BANK OF ENGLAND  Hereafter the Bank of England  is to be protected by the gaurds  from the Tower, instead of by  of the battalions at Chelsea or  Wellington Barracks. With this  change the old custom of having  the gaurds march nightly to the  bank will be revived.  Providing a garrison for the  bank dates back to 1780, the time  of the Gordon riots. The mob  had already taken Newgate and  was ready for a frolic in the nation's treasury, but the files of  grenadiers inside overawed the  rioters, who departed very peacefully toward Bunhill Fields.  Since that time the bank has  had a nightly guard of grenadiers  or Coldstreams to strengthen the  garrison of clerks and porters  who patrol the building. The  soldiers are made very comfortable, the commanding officer being provided with a dinner for  himself and two friends and an  allowance of wine.  The vaults of the Bank of England frequently contain $250,000,-  000 in money. The lock of the  vaults requires several keys, each  in possession of a different person. Access is gained through  heavy iron doors to where untold  gold lies piled on trucks (to fac-  ilitate removal) or heaped against  the walls in sacks.  MhJ*^K��*��a  INDIA'S VICTIMS  The results of India's fourth ten-yearly census, which has just been issued,  show that the last period has been one  of great progress.  The total population of India is now  315,001,099, of which number 244,172,-  371 are in Britisn India and 70,828,728  are in native states. The' rate of increase since the census of 1901 has been  subject to terrible calamities which  have interfered seriously with the normal growth of her population.  Thus in 1897 and 1899 there were two  CANADIAN  Train leaves 12.35 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.40.   ',:  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation r e s erved  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.  just received a shipment of clocks-and have;on  hand the, following: "'"'"'       V  Mantle Clocks.............vv..i$2.50 to $14:00 ��� ���-  Office Clocks.............; y.. ;$10.50 to $12:00      -  Kitchen Clocks....:..........   ,.$3.00 to $.500;-  Rustio Clocks..'.  ,.$10.50.to $12.50,.  Onyx Clocks ................." $9.5uto $12.00   ,.���">���  Gilt Clorks. .......... : .7X7.7. .".7. .$2.50 to $3,00 X'! ���  SIMPSON'S JEWELRY STOkE  Agent for Waterman's Pens and Edison Phonographs.  H. COLIN CLARKE  Solicitor, Notary, Etc.  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto.  Quilchena Ave Merritt  PHONE   24  Nicola Valley  Transfer Company  Leroy S. Gokely  DOMINION  &   PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  Subdivision Work a' Specialty.  TRUCKING AND DRAYING  A SPECIALTY  . . . DEALER IN . . .  Lumber, Lath, Lime, Cement  Hay, Grain and Peed  Office over Bank  of . ^Montreal,  MERRITT, B.C.  GEORGE    RICHES  Rear Diamond Vale Store  o utlee Ave. Merritt  I AM THE MAN  you want to* see.  LOOK  at my gpods.and ..  NOTICE  my prices ���  '-'���  J. S. Morgan & Son  Your S  should be of the best. The job  department of The Ne^s can  guarantee you this.  ^OK FOR THE ��  That trade-mark is widely advertised fbrf YOUR protection. "When you see the name NYAIv'S on a family  remedy  you  can  be   quite , sure  of   three   things,   viz:  First ��� Pure ingredients scientifically  compounded. ���      7,  iyxM  Second ���That its beneficial effects  have been proven.  Third���That we know the formula arid  your doctor may know it too.  Nyal's Family Remedies are made by a house'-.. with 'a solid reputation of over half a century. The formulas are all exceptionally  good���very similar to what your doctor would prescribe. We know  what's in all  Nyal's  Remedies.    That's   why we recommend them.  Anything you  ���  buy  with the name  will  give   you  entire  satisfaction.  2250  I  Sold and guaranteed by Friday, June 16, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  "Gemmill & Rankine Have II"  Webb's and Lowney's  We are specialists in high grade confectionery.  As a result of such specializing we have gotten  together the nicest stock of goods ever shown  here. The stock is fresh, well chosen, and is  kept clean.    The price will suit your pocket.  Gemmill & Rankine  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  many friends will wish him well  in his new field.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Howard Lawes left for the east  last Saturday morning.  Young Henry Castilliou and  Percy Ransom were the only two  candidates for the high school  from this city. The examinations  were held last week at Nicola.  Captain Charles, of Canford,  was in the city on business early  this week.  Max Ecker returned  visit to Otter valley on  evening.  from a  Sunday  F. S. Gillum came down from  on Monday afternoon in  company with Pete Marquette.  Billy Harkin*. who ought tb be  well known to any ex-Greenwood  residents here, has again taken  up his work with the Vancouver  Province.  Nicola  Best Electric Massage always  on tap at Brown & Durham's  barber shop. 25tf  S.N. Dancey, editor of the New  Empire magazine, arrived in the  city from Vernon on Monday  evening.  The Dominion Government has  decided to remove the Crown  Timber Office, now located at  Revelstoke, to Kamloops.  .������: o���t-   Last Saturday afternoon Robt.  Johnstone, who has been employed at the Middlesboro collieries for some time past, left  for his home in Fifeshire, Scotland.  Lucky Todd came in with  Crockett on Tuesday night.  Val  A.W. McVittie, the well-known  civil engineer and surveyor, arrived in the city from Aspen  Grove during the week.  Mr. and Mrs. Col lis, who have  been staying with Mr. and Mrs.  H. Ward, at their home in Voght  Street, will leave for Vancouver  next week.  Dr. and Mrs. Tutill, with Mrs.  William Pooley, will shortly leave  on a holiday trip to Nova Scotia,  and will be away for some considerable time.  .mpress  for Women  We have secured the exclusive agency for Empress  Shoes for Merritt, and we are now in a position to fill  the long felt want via a good fitting shoe with lots of  style as well.  When we say the  makers of the Empress Shoes are leaders in women's footwear we are simply  stating a fact.  James Flemming, the contractor, arrived in town from Granite Creek early this week. He  has dissolved partnership with  Hawley. 7 '��� '7  Val Crockett drove down to  Keremeos in his automobile during the week and returned on  Tuesday night. The car stood  the trip very well and made good  time both going and coming.  Mrs. William Pooley  was  the  guest of Dr. and Mrs. Tutill   for  the week end, returning to   her  _ home near Nicola on Monday.  On Thursday Mr. Foss, of McDonnell, Gzowski & Co., who has  been in the city for the past three  weeks, returned to Vancouver.  ���E. Baynes Reid, superintendent  of the Meteorological Bureaux, is  making makihg,lhis^ official inspection tour. He visited Kamloops Bureau last Tuesday arid  may pass through here next  week. y .-  Otto Nitze, the popular partner  in the Brunswick pool parlors,  went down to Vancouver on a  combined business and pleasure  trip on Thursday morning. He  will return the beginning of next  week.  D'Arcy Costigan will go to  Vancouver for the Coronation  holidays. As he, is an enthusiastic devotee of Lacrosse it is  safe to predict that next Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday  will find him either at Recreation  Park in Vancouver or the exhibition grounds inNew Westminster.  :.rtl  If you examine this "Empress" Shoe,  you will notice the last has a short  appearance, the instep arched with a steel  support.  We have the Agency (or "Empress Shoes for  Women."  The verdict of the  The name "Empress" stands highest  as representing the last touch of distinction  in Canadian shoes for women. Note the  short vamp.  We are one of 500 Agents' who sell the "Empress"  women who have already bought  this shoe is  "The best fitting shoe yet."  For  Real  Values  About the middle of July Miss  Marriott will leave on a combined  business and holiday trip to Vancouver and Seattle, where she  will study the latest modes in  women's wear. While in Vancouver she will be the guest of  her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.  R. W. Joslin, formerly of Winnipeg, but who are now making  their home at the coast. re  building a four-roomed addition  to his home; William Abson is  having an addition built to his  house; and Thomas Dobbie expects to build in the near future.  Sharp razors, and Clean Towel.  ���Brown & Durham's. 52tf  G. Longbotham, of Canford,  was in the city during the latter  part of last week and returned to  his home on Saturday afternoon.  Robert Barclay, who has been  working for Frank Mansfield and  Bert Goodisson at the Granite  fCreek=Hx)tel'f6rth^l^t^ix"weSKs  passed through the city en route  to the coast last Saturday.  Mr. and Mrs.; Herbert Green,  from Stockport, Eng;, who arrived in the valley last week, will  make their temporary home with  Mr. and Mrs. William Abson, at  Collettville. They are accompanied here by Mrs. Massey.  y  Mr. and Mrs. Hoy have returned from the Kootenai country and  are staying at the Coldwater  Hotel. Mr. Hoy is well known  here, having been supervisor of  bridge workjjn^the^K.JV. R. R.  last winter.  J. A. McDonald and C.L. Betterton came in from Aspen Grove  with Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone, of  London, Eng, who had been out  to inspect some property, on Friday afternoon. Mr. Betterton is  having all his recent purchases of  Crown lands surveyed. He went  down to Victoria on Monday's  train.  Miss. Whitmore entertained a  small party of her friends at the  residence of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph  Collett, where she is staying, on  Wednesday evening. Music and  games were the diversions provided by the hostess, and a light  supper was served towards the  close of the evening. Among  those present were Mesdames  Joseph Collett, Anderson and  Forsyth; Misses Bertha and  Doris McGoran, Jean Bryden, A.  Whitmore, and Messrs. A. Jackson, A. B. Kennedy, Forsyth,  Parkinson and Dr. Williams.  J. B. Radcliffe and Ronald  Campbell have taken up their  residence in their new home near  the Coldwater river. The building is of the bungalow type and  admirably sheltered either from  sun or storm. ,,-,:.  Mr. Collins, superintendent on  the construction of the new mill  at Petite Creek, was in the city  The PALACE  BAKERY  Having added an Ice Cream  Parlor in connection with our  bakery we are now in a position to serve the public daily  with  ICE CREAM  Different Flavors.  ALSO  SOFT DRINKS  Different Flavors.  Remember also that we make  a specialty of all classes of  pastry work, and our bread  when once used always brings  a new customer.  Proprietor.  Next door to J. S. Morgan  Quilchena Avenue,     Merritt.  St. Michael's Coronation Concert will take place in Senzie's  Hall on Monday evening next,  June 19th, commencing at eight  o'clock. Admission, 50 cents ;  special for school children, 15  cents, v " ..."*"..:..'  o  Frank L. Hutchison, formerly  manager of the Chateau Fron-  tenac, at Quebec, has heen appointed assistant to Hay ter Reed,  general manager of the C. P. R.  Hotel system. Wonder if he's  any relation to Hutch?  on business on Friday evening  and went down to the mill on  Saturday afternoon. He was  largely interested in the old Nicola Valley Lumber Company,  which built the dam across the  Nicola, below the confluence of  the Nicola and Petite Creek, some  years ago.  Mr.   and Mrs. Grimmett took  up their residence in their new  home in this  city  early in the  week.    The residence is one of  the prettiest in the city, and also  one of the most costly; is situated  near the Nicola river and just beyond that of Mr. and Mrs. L. S.  Cokely.     An   excellent natural  lawnJn=a.grove=o��=cottonwoods  makes a delightfully cool playground  for the  children during  the hot summer months.  THE AUSTRIAN EMPEROR  Disquieting reports concerning  the health of the Emperor- Francis Joseph continue in circulation.  It is admitted semi-officially that  the doctors insist on the" necessity of a considerable change in  His Majesty's ordinary customs,  and in order to spare himself from  official duties and to avoid the  dangers from-extremes of temperature he possibly will be obliged, to abandon his annual visit  to Ischi and go instead to the  Southern Eon. The Emperor-  King, however, still shows reluctance to change the habits' of a  lifetime.  BIRTH  Born:���To Mr. and Mrs. Long,  of Granite Avenue, Merritt, on  Saturday, ; June 10th. a son.  Mother and child are both doing  well. -       ��� ,   J-  CHURCH SERVICES  ST.    MICHAEL'S   CHURCH'  y      Sunday, .June 18th.      ;  . m., Holy Communion,  a, m., Morning * Prayer and  Litany.  2.30 p. m., Sunday School.  7.30 p.  m.,   Evening Prayer in  Parish Hall.  Coronation Day, June 22nd.  Holy Communion, 10 a. m.  Rev. T. Walker, Vicar.  9 a,  11  A.F.&A.M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the second  Tuesday of each^  'montli-atTS p-  m.   Sojourney.  ing brothers cordially invited.  M. L. Grimmett,      Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  NEW CONTRACTING FARM  Messrs. Fowler & Larson  are  the latest firm to enter the  contracting and building line in Merritt.    As will be. seen in their announcement in another column,  they have had years of practical  experience  and are prepared   to  handle all kinds of building construction work.   They guarantee  all work and will   submit . plans  and specifications to any one who  is contemplating building.    Both  partnersjn_the^new firm   haye_  been residents of Merritt for the  past  few   months   working   on  different buildings   which   have  been under construction.  Mrs. E. G. Green, whose husband is employed on the line of  construction, superintending  grading, returned from Vancouver where she had gone on a vacation trip, during the week. She  spent some time here visiting  friends and renewing acquaintanceships.  J. M. McGann has been appointed Provincial Constable at  Lytton. He will be under Chief  Joe Burr there. He succeeds  Constable Fitzgerald, who has  resigned the force and will devote  himself to ranching in future;  Needless   to   say,   Fitzgerald's  Miss. Mary Priest, the sixteen  year old daughter of Mr and Mrs.  T. Priest, of this city, was taken  ill with appendicitis last Saturday. Eoctors were summoned  and an operation decided upon.  On Tuesday night an operation  was successfully performed by  Doctors Williams, Tutill and Curtin, assisted by A. F. Rankine.  The operation was carried out in  Dr. Williams' office. Though very  low, still strong hopes for the  patient's ultimate recovery are  held out.  Quite a building boom seems  to have struck Collettville during  the past few weeks. John Leese  is erecting a nice new home there,  which will shortly be completed ;  Ronald Hordern is making alterations and additions to his cottage;  J. T. Smith, who is having a  seven-roomed house erected, expects to be able to occupy it in a  few days; George Jamieson  is  A car of Split Cedar Posts just  arrived. Another coming. Also  carload of Fir Pickets,  reasonable, at THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday. June 16, 1911  Nicola Valley  rke  -Dealers in;  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of=  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh Fish always on  hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager  BIRK'S  ENGAGEMENT   RINGS  in solitaire or cluster diamond settings, offers to those  who desire real values, a most superb choice. We  import more perfect diamonds than any other Canadian  firm, therefore we are in a position to give you the  finest stones at lowest possible prices.  See our 1910 Catalogue.  Henry  Birks  &  Sons,   Limited  Jewelry Mail Order House  Geo. E. Trorey, Man. Dir. Vancouver, B. C.  "W. A. B-A;RNES  Contractor for Painting, Paper Hanging and  Kalsomining.  All Work Guaranteed Tirst-class.  MERRITT,  B.  C.  LIMITED.  Real Estate and Insurance  Okanagan Lands  All Classes of Investments Placed.  Head Offices: -      - Vernon, B. C.  nerri  and Peed Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses.    Express meets  all trains.    Buggies for hire.  A. J. COUTEE, Prop.,  Merritt, B. C.  PREMIERS OF B. C.  WM,   COOPER  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.  Eight years ago last Thursday  week the Hon. Richard McBride  came into power in   British  Columbia, and he has now held  the  reins of office for a much  longer  period than any of his predecessors in the position of premier since  Confederation.   His admistration  has been marked by a continued  and ever accelerating   development in   provincial   prosperity;  due in large measure to the manner in which he and his  colleagues in office have handled public  affairs.    Through the succeeding  years during which he has  held  the highest office in the   gift   of  the Crown in   British  Columbia  Premier McBride has grown in  popularity, not only  throughout  the province which he administers so wisely, but also throruh-  out the length and  breadth of  the Dominion   of   Canada.    He  has won for himself the title  of  the most successful of provincial  premiers, and he has succeeded,  and continues to succeed, in drawing increasing attention   to   the  great natural resources  of   this  western province.    With the first  really substantial recognition by  the outside world of the immense  possibilities of British   Columbia  the name Premier McBride is inseparably identified, a fact which  makes the anniversary   marked  by, Thursday's a noteworthy one  in the history of the province.  Since Confederation there have  been sixteen administrations, the  longest by far and as yet unended  being that of Premier McBride  and the shortest that of Mr. Joseph Martin, which only lasted  a couple of months. The Premiers who have held office since  1871follows:  J. F. McCreight, Dec. 1871 to  Dec. 1872, Amor de Cosmos, Dec.  1872 to Feb. 1874, G. A. Walkem,  Feb. 1874 to Jan. 1876, A. B. Elliott, Feb. 1876 to Jan. 1878, G. A.  Walkem Jan. 1878 to Jan. 1882,  Robert Beaven, Jan. 1882 to Jan.  1883, W. Smythe, Jan. 1883 to  Mar. 1887, A. E. B. Davie, April  1887 to Aug. 1889, John Robson,  Aug. 1889 to June 1892, Theo.  Davie, July 1892 to Mar. 1895,  J. H. Turner, Mar. 1895 to Aug.  1898, Charles Semlin, Aug. 1898  to Feb. 1900, Joseph Martin, Mar  1900 to June 1900, Jas. Dunsmuir  makes money, and it is believed  that a similar result could be accomplished here. The matter is  now before the legislature in the  form of a bill providing for the  acquirementof the necessary land  and within about one minute after its passage there is certain to  occur the greatest tramp exodus  ever known.  r  '*%  PERSIAN RY. CONSTRUCTION  I understand, says the Times'  Persian correspondent, that the  British request for an option to  construct a railway from Khor  Musa to Khoramabad is not made  in any sense dependent on the  granting of a concession for the  Teheran-Khanikin line to Russia.  As I have already pointed out,  Russia has hitherto made no request for this concession; and,  whereas the proposed English  line would be highly advantageous to British trade, the advantages of the Khanikin line to  Russia are very problematical.  Complete harmony between  Great Britain and Russia appears  to prevail in the matter.  The government is still without a solution of the serious difficulty in Shiraz.  It is stated that the naval display to which the Emperor William has invited the Archduke  Francis Ferdinand will be a parade of the whole German high  sea fleet near Swinemunde immediately before or after the Imperial parade, which will be held  at Stettin oh August 29 in connection with the grand manoeuvres of the German army in Pome-  rania.  1  June 1900 to Nov. 1902, E.  Prior, Nov. 1902 to May 1903,  McBride, June I, 1903.  G.  R.  should be of the best. The job  department of The News can  guarantee you this.  A TRAMPLESS PROVINCE  There is a gloom among the  members of the ancient if not  royal order of tramps, for plans  are"Tr6w=under���wayytoTSSkfr  Quebec the first trampless province in the country and to change  it from the paradise of panhandlers which it now is to a territory  to be shunned by every professional hobo. Of the 200,000  tramps in the whole country,  figures show that about 20,000 of  this army of special parasites are  always to be found in this state  and about 10,000 in Montreal alone. More than $1,000,000 per  year is spent for the maintenance  of this army in jails and other institutions, while the cost of the  damage to property and crime  committed together with general  contributions brings the total up  to $5,000,000. l* While this plan  by which it is proposed to wipe  out this wasteful expenditure  and at the same time eliminate  the tramp problem has never been  tried in this country it has proven  so successful abroad that there  is no doubt as to its efficiency  here. It proposes to establish  somewhere in the country a farm  colony to which vagrants can be  sent and where the products of  their labor will be used toward  their maintenance. The professional hobo for whom work has  no attractions will give the province a wide berth while those  sent to the farm will be given  an opportunity to become useful  citizens. The most successful of  these  colonies  abroad  actually  THE LOCAL PRINT SHOP  Editor Armstrong, of the Salmon Arm Observer, drops the  following pearls of wisdom this  week :���  " Once in a great while we notice a  job of printing which has not been done  in the local printing office. It is very  seldom. If a merchant or business man  wants to send out for this class of  work he is perfectly welcome to do so,  as he generally gets stung in the end.  In a couple of cases we have been told  it was an experiment. Well, it may  have been, but we are inclined to think  that the experiment was along the lines  of trying to save a few cents, which  was later paid out in freight or express,  and the job, if any saving at all was  made, was done in a sweat shop in the  east, where boys of twelve to 14 years  stand up at a press and work for from  nine to ten hours a day and for $2 or  $3 a week. We can do as good work  on business stationery and commercial  printing as any office in the east, and  do it as cheap when express and other  charges are taken into consideration,  and we take credit for paying decent  Kelp7  8  8  8  wages  to  our help,  who, if they  anything like the boss when he  are  was at  his trade, spend all they make and most  of it locally. Any merchant who cannot see any further than his nose can  send away for his printing, for all we  care, but he should remember that he  will have no kick coming if the people  who should be his customers send east  for goods handled by him."  The News says "Hear, hear,  to Brother Armstrong!"  The News has the best job  print department, or at least  equal to the best, in the interior.  No sweat-shop wages are paid  here, nothing but the Typographical Union scale ; and that  voluntarily, for the best printers  are those who hold the Union  card. Our prices are right and  our work carries the Union Label.  Think this over !  Good Living  means that the food  you eat is of the very,  best that can be obtained in the local  market. If you buy  your meals at the  Merritt  Restaurant  L  you re  best.  certain of the  When neatly executed  and combined with the  best quality of stock is  a work of art. We  furnish both, that's why  we are doing such a  large business in  8  8  We are handling all  classes of  8  LOOSE  LEDGER WORK  |      Let us quote you prices  on yours.  For actual results from your  advertising The New has  proven that is one of the best       S  in the interior. Friday, Jun   c 1, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  esassmnssoBos eao ��  at Lower Nicola  Under  the   auspices   of  the Methodist Church  *  Coronation  APPOINTMENTS  The following appointments  have recently been made by the  provincial government :���  To be Justices of the Peace���  3rd May, 1911: John Jones, of Windermere.  12th May, 1911 : John O. Watson, of  Galena.  17th May, 1911 : J. McRae, of Hope.  2nd June, 1911 :   Robert  McWhirter,  to be a Provincial Constable from the  1st day of June, 1911.  June  22, 1911.  GAMES, Etc.  Rigs will meet train.  Dinner 12 noon  50 cts. and 25 cts.  Come and have a good time.  God Save the King.  ft imm��v����.w.MaM ��  lers  Notice to Contractors  Tenders are invited for the erection  of a new Hospital Building, frame, at  Merritt, B. C., for the Nicola Valley'  General Hospital. Plans and specification may be seen at the offices of the  architect in the Loo building, Vancouver, and the Beckman building,  Kamloops, or on application to Thomas  Priest, Secretary to the Hospital at  Merritt, B. C.  Sealed tenders with a marked cheque  for an amount equal to five per cent  of the tender to be delivered to Mr.  Thomas Priest, DrawerfG, Merritt, B.  C, not later than Wednesday, June  21st, 1911, endorsed "Tender for  Hospital Building."   ��� y. ,,.;-,"  The committee reserve the right to  reject the lowest or any tender.  S. B. BIRDS, A.R.I.B.A.  Architect  Trade  I.Mark  Asaya-Neurall  HE     N  E Vs/    REMEDY    FOR  Nervous Exhaustion  Whipping   an  exhausted  nerve  system with alcoholic stimulants  only shortens the road to physical  collapse.    The  only   remedy  is  Food,   Rest    and  nerve  repair.  '' Asaya-Neurall' ' is and makes  possible this cure.     It feeds the  nerves, induces sleep, improves  the appetite and digestion ; and  soon full nerve vigor is regain-  "elir^lTTjoyp^r-b^ftley^OBtaifr  from the local agent.  GEO. M. GEMMILL,  Merritt,  B. C.  MEXICAN REVOLUTION  Writing in a recent issue of the  Vernon News, J. A. McKelvie  says of the unrest in Mexico :���  "The Mexican revolution appears to have partaken more of  the nature of an accident than  anything else. It is probable that  the leaders never expected that  such   complete    success   would  crown their efforts to overthrow  the government. But a fortunate  combination   of   circumstances,  taking their origin principally in  the fact that old age and failing  health have robbed Diaz of much  of his virile force, worked into  the hands of the insurgents and  made their victory a comparatively easy matter. While serious  grievances undoubtedly spurred  the more intelligent class of the  population into resentment, it is  not likely that the great majority  ,e of the people felt much concerned  in the outcome of the struggle.  Diaz seems to have stated the  matter fairly in one sentence of  his   valedictory.:    " The   people  have revrlted in armed military  bands, stating that my presence  in the exercise of the supreme  executive power is the cause of  this insurrecti6n.,'r. It is a small  matter to changfeXaTuler, but a  much more difficult' matter; to  work out a representative democracy which will make it unnecessary for the people to form armed  military bands again in a few  years to dethrone another Diaz.  In every country there is a dead  line of ignorance and immorality,  and when ~the ^average   citizen  sinks below that line, free institutions perish.   There is a much  higher percentage of illiteracy,  pauperism and slavery or peonage  in Mexico than it is safe for a  republic to   carry.     These   are  sinking the  average citizen?towards that line and making free  institutions impossible.    Nothing  could   explain .. the^ conduct; ? of  president Taft .in  ordering   his  troops to the frontier at the   beginning of the revolution but the  fear that it would be impossible  to preserve the institutions of the  country.   Mexico will not quickly  forget the incident.    But it  was  no doubt, the preseneeof^Amer-  is the salary of a tall,  slender,  sun-browned youth, who is known  to his  working companions   as  Arthur Wellesley. He is in reality  Viscount Dangan, eldest son and  heir of Earl Cowley. He is working for A.   P.  Bernard,   scenic  artist   to   the  Quinlan   operatic  company, which is to tour with  grand opera, starting in October,  and the Viscount is working on  the scenery of thirteen  operas  which  will compose the  repertoire.  "The fact is," said Viscount  Dangan, who is only twenty, "I  was put into the army against  my will, didn't like it and left.  My tastes are bohemian, you  know, and I joined a music hall  company as stage manager in  Dublin, where my regiment was  stationed.   .  "Last April I left the company  and was engaged by Mr. Quinlan  as a paint room laborer in the  studio at a salary of $6 a week.  I had to clean the palettes, make  colors and do all sorts of jobs.  At the end of the week I got a  ' rise ' of a dollar, and a fortnight  ago I was appointed Mr. Bernard's  assistant at $10 a week. So I'm  getting on, you see.  "I have had nothing but what  I have earned since I left the  army, but I am perfectly happy.  The work hours are from nine in  the morning till ten' at night.  What I shall ultimately become I  do not quite know, but my ambition is to act professionally in  serious drama."  Imperfect Kidney Action  Causes Rheumatism  Rheumatism with its kindred ailments  ���lumbago, Wry Neck, Neuralgia, etc.,  ���sually results from lodgments of uric  acid in the joints and muscles.  Now the chief function of the kidneys  is to properly filter this poison from the  blood.  Only when they tail to do this is  Rheumatism probable.  Kidney weakness starts in various  ways. A sudden chill, after perspiring  freely, sometimes settles in the kidneys  ���or an unusual strain may cause it.  Poisons which should be filtered out  of the system arc pumped back into the  blood, causing Uric Acid, the real cause  of Rheumatism, Lumbago, Wry Neck,  Neuralgia, etc.  In thc early stages Nyal's Stone Root  Compound will stop it.  Will start your kidneys working properly so that the Uric Acid is reabsorbed  and eliminated.  Away goes your Rheumatism with it.  Perhaps these early warning twinges  have passed unheeded, and your Rheumatism has become deep seated.  Muscles all snarled up in knots as it  were.  ���n Then   you'll   need   Nyal's Rheumatic  Cure.  Ask your own druggist about these  remedies.  His opinion is worth while.  _     Sold and Guaranteed by  Gemmill & Rankin.    -    Merritt.  ican troops that influenced Daiz  in refusing to shed more Mexican  blood, endanger the credit of the  country, dissipate its wealth and  exhaust its resources.  The progress of Mexico in recent years has been very great,  and greater progress still is assured in the  future.    Canadian  financiers are much interested in  the future order of steadiness of  Mexican government institutions.  The financiers and bankers   of  Montreal   and   Toronto  poured  their money into the country and  undertook vast schemes of internal development. These schemes  appear to have proved mutually  profitable.    A few months ago  the country celebrated the centenary of its independence by the  opening of the new University of  Mexico.   This is a symptom of a  general demand expressed by all  classes for educational advance.  If this demand is granted it is  improbale that the people will  ever again have to resort to armed  military bands to depose an unpopular and unworthy executive.  With all his faults Diaz has been  Mexico's   greatest -benefactor.  He outlived his usefulness and  his removal became a necessity."  GAMBLING AT SEA  New York.���The story of how  two card sharps cleaned up at  least $14,000 during the voyage  of the Cunard liner Lusitania-  which ended here, was told by  one passenger who watched the  game.   There were four  times  during the four fruitful days at  sea when as much as $1000 at a  time was in the jackpots.    One  man lost that sum in the hour  during which he sat in, and then  in disgust at what he considered  his ill-luck he quit the game.    It  was not luck that separated him  from his money, according to the  passenger.  The man who told the story  asked that his name be witheld.  He said that he had lived most of  his life in the west, where gambling houses had flourished, but  never in his experience had he  seen such quick action and such  a passing of signals as had marked  the game, but did not feel called  upon to protest, as the players  aypeared well able to pay for their  experience.    The play was fast,  =he=saidrbecause=good=hands were  dealt���hands, which had the game  been on the level, would have been  worth every bit'of the risk taken  on them. Three kings would go  up against three aces, and a full  against one that just topped it.  He said the victims appeared to  be without suspicion and on each  hand dealt they bet with confidence.  There was no trouble on board  over the games, and many of the  passengers did not know that  gaming for high stakes was going  on. The game ended when the  vessel anchored at quarantine.  The losers paid and the winners  landed unmolested with then-  gains.  little trip cost something like  $15,000 and he is asking reimbursement from certain citizens  of Montreal for his patriotic  motives.  Some  days ago a meeting of  the'Board  of Trade  was  held,  atwhich the question was brought  up.    One member asked if $15,-  000 was not rather a large amount  for so short a trip, and whether  it would not be advisable to ask  Mr. Allison for some sort of accounting instead of the general  lump sum statement he had placed  before them.   It also appeared to  be the impression of the board of  trade that Mr. Allison had undertaken the journey on his own responsibility and had not made any  suggestion as to reimbursement  prior to  his  departure for  the  American  capital.     It has  also  transpired since that Mr. Allison  is interested in a small water-  power development at Wadding-  ton, N.Y., which would not be  worth developing were the Long  Sault plans to go through. It was  therefore  decided to offer Mr.  ADison $500 as Montreal's share  of the $15,000, and in future fight  their own battles. It is not likely  that there will be any more opposition to the Long Sault scheme  from Montreal anyway, as upon  investigation it has been found  that the proposition will benefit  rather than damage the port of  Montreal.  - ���������������o���������-���i".".:'.'  virtue of a regulation approved by the  Lieutenant-Governor in^Council on the  10th of May, 1911, that the regulation  dated 'the 3rd of April, 1911, be held  not to apply to applications to purchase  vacant Crown lands which were received by the Assistant Commissioners of  Lands on or before the said April 3rd,  1911, and in respect to which the required deposit of fifty cents per acre  had been received by said Commissioners on or before the said April 3rd,  1911.  ROBT. A. RENWICK.  Deputy Minister of Lands.  Department of Lands,  Victoria, B. C,  16th of May, 1911. 15-19  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District. District of Nicola.  Take notice that Marjory Evans  of Vancouver, occupation married  woman, intends to apply forpermission 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.  Marjory Evans.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th, 1911. 10-19  ARMENIANS FOR B. C.  Plans are under way for the  placing of between 4000 and 5000  Armenians on the land in British  Columbia, according to information received by the government.  It is announced by the parties  who propose to stimulate this immigration that the Armenians in  view are all Christians who have  suffered persecution at the hands  of . Turkish   officials because of  their religious beliefs.    The Armenian men are said to be principally agriculturists, and it .is  understood the government has  been .'���' approached    to   ascertain  what its views are in respect to  the project.  PUBLIC SERVICE ACT.  The    Qualifying    Examinations    for  Third-class Clerks,  Junior Clerks   and  Stenographers will be held at the following places, commencing on Monday,  the 3rd July next:���Armstrong, Chilliwack, Cumber] and, Golden, Grand Forks,  Kamloops, Kaslo, Kelowna, Ladysmith,  Nanaimo,   Nelson, New   Westminster,  North   Vancouver,   Peachland,   Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmon Arm, Summer-  land, Vancouver, Vernon, and Victoria.  Candidates must be British subjects  between the ages of 21 and 30, if for  Third-class Clerks ; and between 16 and  21,   if   for   Junior  Clerks  or   Stenographers.  Applications will not be accepted if  received later than the 15th June next.  Further  information,  together  with  application forms, may be obtained from  the undersigned.  P. WALKER,: '  Registrar, Public Service.  Victoria, B. C, 27th April, 1911.   12-18  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.     District of Nicola.  Take notice that 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  mile to point of commencement.  Thomas Evans.  Alonzo B. Roberts. Agent  March 26th. 1911. 10-19  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, thenee  south 80 chains, thence west 40  chains to point of commencement.  Sarah Hills.  Alonzo B. Roberts. Agent.  -March 26th. 1911. 10-19  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.     District of Nicola.  Take notice that Julia Ord of  Montreal, occupation married  woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  at the northeast corner of Lot  1137,   thehce   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  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL. B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  DAILY  STAGE  QrD\;ifr  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.   ���  Take notice that Benjamin  Hills, of Toronto, occupation  traveller, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described.lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  about three miles east and sixty  chains north of the northeast  corner of Lot 1137, thence north  one mile, thence west one mile,  thence south one mile,   thence  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.     District of Nicola.  Take notice that Lewis Ord of  Montreal,' occupation engineer,  intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  at the northeast  corner of Lot  1137,   thence   north- one   mile,  thence east one mile, thence south  one mile, thence west one mile to  point of commencement.  Lewis Ord.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 25th. 1911. 10-19  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.  "east_dne���mile-to^poiht~of com  mencement.  Benjamin Hills.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911. 10-19  ALEX.   COUTLEE Prop.  AN EXPENSIVE FIGHT  FAMILY.  TJ  One for each everyday ailment  A NOBLE SCENE PAINTER  Teivdollars as a scene artist's  assistant in a studio at Hendon  Patriotism costs money and  money talks. This time money  is asking questions. Last winter  the Bill of the Long Sault Development company, seeking  power to dam the St. Lawrence  river at the Long Sault rapids  near Cornwall, came up for hearing before the committeeon rivers  and harbors of the United States  congress. J. Wesley Allison, of  Morrisburg, Ontario, went to  Washington, it was understood,  to oppose it from the standpoint  of a patriotic Canadian looking  after the interests of his country.  It nuw appears that Mr. Allison's j  NOTICE.  PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given  that, under the authority contained in  section 131 of the " Land Act," a regulation was approved by the Lieutenant-  Governor in Council fixing the minimum  sale prices of first- txnd second-class  lands at $10 and $5 per acre respectively.  This regulation further provided that  the prices fixed therein should apply to  all lands with respect to which the applications to purchase were given favorable consideration after the date of  said regulation, namely April 3rd, 1911.  Further notice is now given that by  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 commencement.  Grace Johnston.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911. 10-19  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.     District of Nicola.  Take notice that R. Ernest  Johnston of Montreal occupation  engineer, intends to apply for  permissionJ:o_ purchase-the fol-  lowing decribed lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  about 2 miles east of the northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence  south one mile, thence west one  mile, thence north one mile,  thence east one mile to point of  commencement.  R. Ernest Johnston.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911. 10-19  LAND ACT .  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District. District of Nicola.  Take notice that Lacey R. Johnston of Montreal, occupation engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  about three mile? oast and 60  chains north of Hie northeast  corner of Lot 1137, thence south  one mile, thence wc st one mile,  thence north one mile, thence  east one mile to point of commencement.  Lacey R. Johnston  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911 10-19  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice tnat LeonardEvans  of Vancouver, occupation piano  tuner, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  near the southwest corner of Lot  1137, thence west one mile, thence  north one mile, thence east one  mile,  thence south one mile to  point of commencement.  Leonard Evans.  Alonzo B.. Roberts, Agent.  March 25th. 1911. 10-19  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale District.  District of Nicola.  Take notice that Martin 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.  Martin L. Grimmett;  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  March 12, 1911 8-17 THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, June 16,: 1911        ?I  IT   PAYS   TO   DEAL   WITH   US.  THE   ONE   PRICE ������DEPARTMENT   STORE  We  aim  to sell goods  to   a   standard���not   a  price.  There are no vehicles made in America to surpass them.  the best���get a Studebaker.  Your business demands  AH kinds of Pelf  and  Wool Mattresses  irs and  Rockers,  ,    EllCe  at the closest prices  WHEN YOU  ASK FOR  PEABODYS*  OVERALLS,  IF YOUR LOCAL DEALER  SAYS HE HAS  'SOMETHING JUS7 AS GOOD**.  *'?     COMPARE THEM. NOTE THE.  FIT.MATERIAL.WORKMANSHIP,  AND YARDAGE; NUMBER OF POCKETS  OF THE OVERALLS, ALSO ON  THE COATS NOTE THE GAUNTLET  CUFF, AND THE UNIFORM BAND '  COLLAR.AND THEN IFTHE��JUST  AS GOOD"GARMENT STANDS THE  COMPARISON.BUY IT BY ALL  MEANS.      BUT MARK YOU,  THEY WONT STAND A CAREFUL  COMPARISON.  WE ARE THE AGENTS  FOR  PEABODYS'  GUARANTEED OVERALLS.  of every descript-  SCREEN DOORS  WINDOW SCREENS,  OILS and  VARNISHES.  The most complete  in Merritt.  Our stock of Groceries is Fresh and of the highest quality,  We aim to serve you best.  In Boots and Shoes we are receiving new shipments frequently in lines that are the  nattiest and most up-to-date.    Call and inspect them, you don't need to buy, but get  our prices and make comparison.  mm w,m  Always come to us if there is something you can't get anywhere else--We will have it.  QUILCHENA AVENUE  7 W

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