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 I'-,  0.  WcTOtt^iJi  Vol. 2, No  25  MERRITT, B.C. AUGUST 4, 1911  Price 5 Cen'3  Meeting of  City Council  Decided   to   Engage  Municipal  Scavenger  A meeting of the City Council  was held on Monday evening.  Mayor Eastwood was in the chair,  and there were also present Aldermen Jackson, Menzies, McMillan and Munro.  A letter was read from the  Census Bureau, Ottawa, asking  for information re incorporation,  acreage of city, etc., to which  the clerk had replied, giving the  necessary information.  A letter was reod from Southern B. C. Lands & Mines, Ltd.,  re the establishment of a creamery in the city, and asking what  assistance the council could give.  It was moved by Aid. Menzies,  seconded by Aid. Jackson, that  the clerk reply, stating that the  council are not in a position to  deal with the matter at the present time.  The sanitary committee reported being unable to obtain the  services of a surveyor, re dumping ground, and were given one  weeks' further time.  , It was moved by Aid. Menzies,  seconded by Aid. Jackson, that  the petition from the store employes, re early closing, be placed  on file.  It was moved by Aid. McMillan,  seconded by Aid. Jackson, that  the city clerk be instructed to  ask for applications for the position of.scavenger to the city.  27th, and was well attended.  Many new members have been  added during the quarter and the  meetings have been largely attended. The debates for the term  were on Reciprocity, Women's  Suffrage and the Wage Earners  of Canada ; the latter debate is  to be continued on August 10,  when a lively discussion is expected, the subject being of particular interest in the Valley. A  most interesting series of programmes has been arranged for  the ensuing quarter, consisting of  debates, dialogues, vocal and: instrumental music; games, etc.  All new members will receive a  cordial welcome.  Chief Templar Bro. W. Cranna  has been prevented by illness  from attending the last two  meetings, but it is hoped that he  will soon regain his health and  make his reappearance*.  Nicola Valley  Coal & Coke Co.  Output of Coal for the Month  of July  At the Middlesboro office of the  Nicola Valley Coal and Coke Co.,  C. Graham reports that work on  the new tipple is going ahead,  and is expected to be finished  before the end of October.  The output at the collieries for  the month of July was 16.000  tons. ������-..���  DEATH OF MR. GEORGE LAWLOR  George Lawlor, aged twenty-  three years, late' timekeeper on  the Kettle Valley Construction  work; died at the railway hospital  on Wednesday last. He was born  at Killarney, Manitoba. He had  been in poor health for some  months, and prior to reaching  this district had been in the  Okanagan Valley to recuperate.  He was employed for about a year  with the construction company  and was deservedly popular. His  brother now resides in Merritt.  The funeral service was held at  the Presbyterian church this afternoon at three, and the interment-fook'^prace^irithie^  cemetery.  raERRiTT^PUBLie^SeHOOL���  According to Wm. Cooper, the  carpentry work on the new school  is going on fast towards completion. The masonry work is already finished and all materials  are on the ground. The sanitary  fixtures of the Red Cross Sanitary Company, Winnipeg are of  the latest and most improved  kind, and will be installed within  the next few days. The furnace,  being of Gurney's well-known  manufacture, will provide adequate heating when required.  The whole building is expected  to be ready for occupation by the  end of the month.  BASEBALL AT MIDDLESBORO  The first game of the series of  three, for the cup presented by  the Hudson Bay Company, was  played at Middlesboro between  Merritt and Middlesboro, on Sunday, and resulted in favor of the  home teanrby 15 to 1.2. Fleming  pitched for the city and Parkinson caught, while King was the  pitcher and Blondeman catcher  for the home team. Roy Thomas  was the chief rooter of the day.  The next game takes place on the  city diamond on Sundayvweek.  Douglas Lake  Ranch Sold  To English Syndicate Which Includes Robert Ward, formerly of Victoria  The famous Douglas Lake  Ranch at Douglas Lake, south of  Kamloops, is likely to pass into  the hands of a British syndicate.  It has been bonded for, it is said,  $1,150,000, with a forfeit of $50,-  000 having already been paid  down. The news reached Van;  couver when two brokers, who  knew that it was on the market,  called oh the Vancouver agent of  the owners and asked for an option; tendering a large cheque in  return for an agreement of sale.  The owners include Robert Ward j  formerly of Victoria, but now'7a  resident of London, and other  English people. V ; y  The ranch is easily,the largest  in British Columbia, comprising  100,000 acres of crown-granjted  land. It is situated on a plateau  adjacent to Nicola Valley and is  ideally adapted for grazing purposes. At one period its ranges  were occupied by over 20,000  cattle and several thousand  horses. Most of the stock has  been disposed of and the remaining portion is not included in the  option recently granted. The  title covers ownership of all  minerals on the ranch with the  exception of gold and silver.  Labor Scarce for  Railway Work  At out 30,000  Men  Needed to  Put Through Construction  Programme  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Rev. T. Walker, who has been  spending a short holiday at the  coast, returned to town on Wednesday evening.  Melo Rodeyitch, a Servian, was  this morning sent up for two  months for stealing a blanket  trom the Middlesboro Boarding  House.  J. P. Boyd, who, with Mrs.  Boyd, has been spending a holiday at Golden, returned to town  last night. He reports that Mrs.  Boyd has just recovered from an  attack of measles, which is very  prevalent in the neighbourhood  RACES AT MINORU PARK   r  ._In-the Hunt Club races,-'ai  Minoru Park, last Saturday,  Cennie Campbell, owned by T. J.  Smith, came in third. Cennie  Campbell was greatly fancied for  first place, but was unfortunate  at the start, Captain Reed's stirrup coming off the spring and he  was compelled to race the mare  thus seriously handicapped. Notwithstanding she made great  speed in the last quarter. The  result was : Matador 1, Hankwell  2, and Cennie Campbell 3.  According to an estimate made  ry A. Kellett, of Foley, Welch &  Stewart's railway contracting  firm, about 30,000 men will be  required to put through the  various railway undertakings  now in progress or in immediate  prospect in Baitish Columbia.  A great deal of construction is  also going on in the prairie  country and the demand for pick  and shovel men is heavier than it  has been in years.  Mr. Kellett remarked that the  prosecution of the Great Northern of Golden at present  contract out of Abbottsford was  not as rapid as it might be; if  more pick and shovel labor was  available.     He intimated, however, that it was expected that  the road would be completed as  far as Chilliwack within sixty  days.     This road (the V. V. &.  E.)   has been advanced at the  other end, out of Princeton, about  fifteen  miles,  its ultimate   end  being to connect Princeton and  Abbottsford Ithrough  the , Hope  mountain route.   Track is being  laid on the Princeton end of the  line at the present time.  The second annual exhibition  of the Nicola ���Valley Agricultural  and Horticultural Association  takes place on Thursday, September 7thy at Merritt. The  prize list has been largely increased, and; all information can  be obtained- from A. W. Strickland, the president, or T. Heslop,  secretary.  August 13th.  MARRIAGE  On Thursday evening, August  3rd, the marriage took place in  St. Michael's Parish Hall, of M rs.  Nellie Graham to William Dunn,  the ceremony being performed  by Rev. T. Walker, vicar. Mrs.  James Muir acted as bridesmaid  arid James Muir as groomsman,  1 he bridal party afterwards adjourned to the i ��� homr, Armstrong  Terrace, where the wedding  breakfast took place.  THE I. 0. G. T.  The last meeting of the quarter  of the I. O. G. T. was held in the  St. Michael's Parish Hall on July  NO MORE KNOCKING  A novel spectacle was witnessed a short time ago in Seattle. A  huge hammer, carried on a crepe  hung truck, was drawn through  the streets, followed by mourners  wearing black cowl and gown  and a band playing a dirge; On  reaching the public square the  funeral rites were held, and the  symbol of civic strife and petty  quarrels placed on the pyre. The  object of the ceremony was to  publicly mark the end of * the  campaign of knocking and to revive the old Seattle spirit.  MERRITT GUN CLUB  A meeting of-the newly-organized gun club was held on Tuesday  evening in C. Stephenson's tailor  shopyEHcouragi ngT>fferTof Tsup  port were announced, about 25  having promised to enrol as  members. The following officers  were elected : B. Browitt, president ; H. Priest, vice-president;  T. B. Phillips, sec. -treasurer.  GEOLOGICAL CONGRESS  The   International   Geological  congress is to be held in Canada  next, in the summer of 1913, and  already the officials'in charge'of  arrangements have issued a list  of excursions all over the Dominion from which the members  will make their selection.    One  of these is along the mainline of  the C. P. R., including visits 10  the nickel mines at Sudbury, gas  wells and coal mines at Medicine  Hat,   coal  mines at   Bankhead,  Anthracite, Canmore.   Visits will  also be paid to Banff, Laggan,  Lake   Louise,   Victoria   Glacier,  Yoho Valley, Mt.Stephen, Glacier^  Sicamous or Kamloops or Nicola;  and    then    on    to   Vancouver,  whence a three days' excursion  will be made to Vancouver Island.  SANITARY ARRAGEMENTS  Roy Harris, of R. Harris & Co.  of Victoria and New Wesminster,  has been visiting the city. He  has secured several contracts,  and is doing good business in the  valley. The Sanitary Red Cross  appliances are being erected at  the -newpublic -school-here,-'-as  well as at other parts of the district. He has been visiting Merritt and the valley for some years  and he says that in no city of so  young a growth has he seen such  materia] progress made.  The New  Coal Tariff  The  Strike   Prospects in Fernie  District  The new coal tariff which will  effect all coal carried west from  Port Arthur and Fort William  will go into effect in a few days.  There will be a reduction of $2  per ton in the rate from Port  Arthur to Winnipeg. In portions  of the West directly affected by  the coal strike, and which normally get coal from Western  mines, there will be a further  very material reduction.  To Calgary the reduction will  be $3 per ton. The further West  the greater the reduction. It is  stated also that a large quantity  of coal will be obtainable for the  West from Montana. Sir William  McKenzie says that a few cars  of Montana coal will be brought  in and tested. If satisfactory,  large quantities will be imported.  Investigations are being made  with reference to the possibilities  of securing rates on coal from  Indiana and Illinois if the strike  is not settled.  E. Vachon, the local provincial  constable, left on today's train  to 'Vancouver, where he will  spend his annual holiday.  ACCIDENT AT MIDDLESBORO  William Bradley, who resides  in Merritt, was badly crushed  between cars on Tuesday evening,  while at work in No. 1 mine at  Middlesboro. He was attended  by Dr, Williams and afterwards  conveyed to his room at the City  Hotel, where he is getting on  nicely and is expected to be out  and about in a couple of weeks.  CONSERVATIVE MEETING  A committee meeting of the  Conservative Association will be  held at the rooms opposite Mor-  gans's store dh Tuesday evening,  August 8th, at 7.30, when the  political situation will be discussed.  OKl-  n iiini  IWtIL.V*f  I1W-  BC.  TIMBER LICENSES  The returns for the; month of  July for the timber branch of the  provincial department of lands  show a total of receipts for that  period of $143,143.94, the various  heads under which this contribution to revenue is made up .being  as follows,���595 timber licenses  for lands west of the Cascnd-.'S.  $88,924 50 ; 262 licenses for lands  east of the Cascades $31 869.70 :  timber license transfer fees, $2,-  645.00 ;. timiter license p. unities*.  $550,00; 129 coal prospector's  licenses, $16,400; and miscellaneous, $2,754 94.  Methodist Church, Merritt, a< joinu.y v hich tl e new paifoi age  is now und-T coiisc of..erection.  Ottawa, Aug. 4. ���Action looking to the construction of  the  Hudson's Bay Railway will be  taken immediately.     Following  the government's decision to construct the railway itself, surveys  were completed and tenders asked for last June for the construction of the first 200 miles, extending from Pas Mission. Kee-  watin territory, to Thicket Portage and running in a northeasterly direction through   country  north of the Saskatchewan River.  Tenders have been opened. In all,  eight was received, but the choice  it is said, was narrowed down to  two,  those   submitted by J. D.  MacArthur of Winnipeg and m.  S. O'Brien.    Itis the intention  of the government to. start the  work of construction at the earliest possible moment and itis  regarded as likely that the successful contractor will beat work  before September 1.    Construction will commence from the north  end of the government bridge  over the   Saskatchewan at the  Pass.   If,   as is probable, Port  Nelson is selected as the terminal port, the  railway will be approximately 500 miles in length  and the government anticipates  putting down a considerable portion of the first 200 miles of roadbed provided for by the present  contract   before  the  advens of  winter.  The   situation   regarding  the  strike, as reported from Fernie,  1 remains very quiet, but that there  is a strong undercurrent running  towards a favorable vote being  the result of todays vote upon the  question of accepting the findings  of the majority report of the conciliation board seems to be conceded by many who profess to be  in .close..touch .with-the -mining  communities.   It seems to be the  conssus   of    opinion'  that   the  foreign  element are largely  in  favor of acceptieg the terms as  recommended and going to work.  If the vote is favorable to a resumption of work it will not take  long to put the mines in working  condition again and the threatened fuel famine may yet be avoided  before   much   suffering   results  from the long shut down throughout the district.  Winnipeg, August 1. ���The vote  today of 1000 miners of the Fernie  Coal Company shows that a large  perc^htage"of_th"e"whole^number~  on strike are in favor of ending  the strike.  STRIKE NOT YET ENDED  At a largely attended meeting  at Fernie on Wednesday, the  miners voted unanimously for a  resolution repudiating the Gordon  report on the conciliation. Some  800 men were present, and no one  spoke against the resolution.  Coming as it did upon the heels  of the report from the Corbin  camp, where the men voted to go  to work, it is a surprise. This  again changes the aspect of the  case, and if the action of Wednesday is a fair indication of the  other camps where similar conditions exist, it would seem that  the vote of today (Friday) will  be adverse to the proposals of  the Gordon report.  DESIGN FOR NEW COINS  An extra Gazette announces  the design to be used on the hew  50c and 10c; coins, . The obverse  side will have an effigy of the  King with his,:Imperial crown  and robe and will bear the inscription, "GeorpeV. Rt'X et Ind/*  Imp.,'' while on the reverse sideT  will apper 50 or 10 cents, as the  case may be, the year of coinage,  a wreath,of maple leaves and the  Imperial crown. e>  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, August 4, 19*11  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  OE CREAM  Different Flavors.  ALSO  SOFT DRINKS  Different Flavor*.  Remember also that we make  a specialty of all classes of  pastry work, and our bread  when once used always brings  a new customer.  Proprietor.  Next door to J. S. Morgan  Quilchena Avenue,     Merritt  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance  Six months $1.00  j. w. ELLIS  E. MACKAY YOUNG  Manager  -  Editor  ' ' Oae dollar per inch per month far regular advertising:. 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  .PO. Box 20 Merritt.B.C  '   Phone 25.  LABEL> 12  THE  ISSUE  RECIPROCITY  On September 21, the elections  throughout Canada will practically hinge on the one issue of  Reciprocity with the United  States. It has been debated for  several months from American,  Canadian andlBritish standpoints.  On the American side the new  policy has, on the whole, been  accepted, if not with enthusiasm,  at least'with complacent satisfaction. That attitude is suggestive,  if not ominons. In Canada it  cannot be said that there is any  enthusiasm, or even confidence,  on the part of its advocates, but  there is certainly very strong and  pronounced opposition, among  not only Conservatives but lead-  ==ing=and=influential=Liberals,=to  the proposed agreement. For the  whole policy is a leap in the dark.  Ics advocates do not profess to  know whether its ultimate benefits will be in favor of the States  or Canada, On the contrary,, so  uncertain   have    become   these  /benefits as regards Canada that  reciprocity exponents are now  falling back on the plea that the  .government can eventually abrogate the treaty or agreement  should it not prove advantageous  to thjs Dominion. Therein lies  the vital weakness of the policy.  That it may benefit certain trades  or sections of Canada is not disputed, but that ii will be of ma-  ; terial advantage to the people of  the Dominion as a whole is ex-  tremely problematical, and, as  many think, quite unlikely. The  fact is that at the time of the  Knox-Fiel ding-Patterson agreement there was no demand in  Canada'for this particular brand  of reciprocity. It was sprung  upon the Country. Under the  present system of tariffs thie  Dominion has made unparalleled  strides in prosperity, and everything promises its continuance  and increase. Our trade with  both the United States and Great  Britain  has been advancing by  - leaps and bounds. Now it is  proposed to give one country a  share, it may turn out to be a  lion's share, of that trade, and it  cannot well help being prejudicial  to the interests of the other  country, which has always been  Canada's best customer. Taft  and numerous other American  politicians'and writers have not  hesitated to advocate reciprocity  as a blow to Imperial trade. The  inference is obvious. It is not  necessary to know the history of  the commercial relations of the  States with other countries during  the past forty years to enable  even the man in the street to  guess which country is likely to  prove "long" or "short" on  results.  But the ultimate aim of American politicians, as openly avowed,  is. the political as weir as commercial dominance   of   Canada.  Plausible efforts have been made  by   certain   American   speakers  and writers on the  subject to  placate   the   susceptibilities   or  pride of Canadians with references to the "junior"  partner  joining  the   " senior"   partner  of one great business.    Others  have kindly stated that Canada,  in-entering the union,  will be  granted all the inestimable privileges that other states, such as  Maine or Missouri enjoy under  the stars and stripes.    As Canadians, strong and proud in our  present virtual independence as  a nation, we may profess to ignore  the idea of annexation, but the  fact remains that such is the ultimate aim of a large proportion of  politicians in the States and that  they are receiving conscious or  unconscious support from many  residents in Canada;   Reciprocity  may not lead to annexation, which  would, mean absorption, but it  I appears to indicate its possible  tendency.' Xr,  As regards British Columbia,  which at the last election returned five Conservatives and two  Liberals, it appears likely, according to.Premier McBride, to give  an equal, if not greater, majority  in opposition to the party of reciprocity.  ,;  The government endeavored to  hustle this uncalled for measure  through parliament. It has now  decided to try and rush it through  elections which will be based on  the old distribution, and it has  been estimated that Western  Canada will thus be deprived of  nearly half its fair and full representation. In two or three  months the census returns would  probably have  been  completed  and a redistribution of seats  arranged. It therefore appears  strange the government could  not have postponed the elections,  and so enabled a fuller and juster  verdict to be given on this  momentous* question. '���'��� -'���  It has been rumoured for some  days that Premier McBride would  become a candidate for federal  honors. To all enquiries, however, for definite information he  has given, so far, non-committal  answers. The honorable and  popular "Dick" is loth to be off  with his old love for all the enticements of the new; but in the  meantime nobody knows what  will happen before election day.  OUR LETTER BOX  EDITOR NICOLA   VALLEY NEWS  Sir,���May I call your attention  to the following :  While in the town on Tuesday,  the 25th July, I had occasion to  leave my rig for some ten minutes  outside a store on the main street.  On my return to the rig I found  that my. coat had disappeared  therefrom. The good angels have  no need for coats, but evidently  one of Merritt's " angelic hosts "  required it.  Now, as I come from a place  called Nicola, where one may  stand one's horse up for a term  not exceeding three hours, and  have it watched by a guardian  of the peace, free of charge, I  feel I have been neglected, and  seriously neglected in Merritt,  where so little attention is paid  me that my coat is stolen.  I must say that this is no encouragement for a man to move  into the City where there are  several policemen and a mayor  and all kinds of good things, if  he cannot get the same attention  as he does here in Nicola, where  we have only one policeman and  everyone is a mayor on his own.  A Misused Visitor.  Ii. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  A.F.&A.M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  th e second  Tuesdayofeach  month at-8 p-  m.   Sojourney.  ng brothers cordially invited.  M. L. Grimmett,       Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  A. B. KENNEDY  BLECTRICSL...  ... O .     .  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  FIXTURE SHOWROOMSr-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  PHONE   24  Nicola Valley  Tran sfetc Company  THE COLDSTREAM E  VERNON. B.C.  IURSERIES  VERNON, B. C.  have a very fine assortment of  FRUIT TREES  ORNAMENTAL AND SHADE TREES  AND SHRUBS.  BUDDED STOCK A SPECIALTY  All trees offered for sale are grown in our own nurseries on  the Coldstream Estate. '       ���'  General Agent,       V. D. CURRY,       Vernon, B. C.  BlginWatches,  TRUCKING AND DRAYING  A SPECIALTY  . . . DEALER IN . . .  Lumber, Lath, Lime, Cement  Hay, Grain and Peed  GEORGE    RICHES  Rear Diamond Vale Store  Coutlee Ave. Merritt  Railroad Standard  REPAIRS GUARANTEED  All the latest in Fobs, Chains, Jewelry of every Description  . ��-<"-;frt%lrM V^i4 lld  -7-*L>S_-LI  When you want to clear your  house of flies, see that  you   get  Much dissatisfaction is being  expressed in! the city regarding  the electric-light service of the  Merritt Water Power & Light Co,  On Saturday, Sunday and Mon-  it was "the light that failed."  During the last six months this  has become a too common occurrence, causing considerable in-  venience to both business and  private residents of the city.  The fact is that the plant is old  and obsolete. A plant which was  in use about forty-five years ago  in Victoria, and fifteen years ago  in Nelson, when it was discarded  as inefficient, cannot be expected  to make good now in Merritt.  This is a matter which calls for  the immediate attention of the  city council.  It will be seen from ah advertisement in another column that  a city scavenger is to be appointed. This is a step in the right  direction as the sanitary conditions of the city are now altogether deplorable.  The city council have finally  shelved the petition of the shop  employees for shorter hours. It  is now up to both employees and  employers to follow the example  of other cities and come to a  mutual arrangement on the  matter.  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 & FALCONER  Proprietors.  Phone 37  P. O. Boz 7  Imitations are always ^unsatisfactory.  "w" "V"vwrn i vt m a- ����� w>��i,uum  The Envy  other  Neighbors  is the woman whose kitchen shines with a handsome, roomy range���whose  face beams with the satisfaction afforded by a perfect cooking equipment.  For every worn in wants  a good stove.    Whether she does her own  llNEY-DXFDRDl  eats tho meals that  and feels a pride in  GURNEY - OXFORD  justifies the neigh-  Oxford stoves and  . known feature of  omy and control  exclusive.  cooking or not, she  are prepared on it,  having thc ��� best,  satisfies that pride;  bor's envy. Gurney-  ranges carry every  convenience, econ-  with soir.e new  points of excellence  that  are  First of all is the lever that holds.     No danger of the fire going out  between meals.    The Oxford Economizer will hold the heat at a low ebb  till you want it; then turn the handle, 'and your ' stove* is hot in a jiffy.  ' Besides tlus saving of time and worry it saves in fuel to the actual extent  of one ton in six. ^   ;.''"''���.��� .J'"'���./���::���'v  THE DIVIDED FLUE STRIP is the. envy,of all women who bake.  It guides the beat equally along sides, back and front of the oven.  Let us demonstrate these and other strong advantages of the Gurney-  Oxford line. We have stoves for every purpose,1 every fuel, and a variety  of prices.. .,'. '.  MERRITT MERCANTILE COMPANY  Smith & Clarke  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  All Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt Factories.  erritt  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the best.  In every department we aim to please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL TRADE A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  GEO. McGRUTHER, Prop.  Merritt, B. C.  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  ICOUNTRY--JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  WM. McInTYRE, Prop  ' !  <f*  ERRITT, B.C.  ;*/]>:' FaiDAY, August 4   1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  "Gemmill Sr Rankine Have It"  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.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  A. W. McVittie. from Aspen  Grove, was in the city on Wednesday last.  Best Electric Massage always  on tap at Brown & Durham's  barber shop. 26tf  Alfred H. Carrington, of Nicola, was in the city this week.  Sharp razors, and Clean Towel.  -W. E. Brown. 52tf  Born. ���To Mr.  an d Mrs. A  Fyall, on Sunday, July 30th,  daughter.  a  Mrs. Hope, of Aspen Grove, is  in the city. She is staying with  Mrs. J. A. McDonald.  Mrs. Major Flick, accompanied  by her two ��� children and Miss  Lacy, paid a visit to Nicola on  Wednesday evening's train.  D. J. Matheson, formerly  mayor of Phcenix, and Fred  Watson, also of Phoenix, were in  the city last Saturday. They are  making the trip from Phoenix to  Fort George on motor cycles.  BIG FIRE AT VICTORIA MILL  Fire which broke out shortly  before two a. m. on Sunday last  completely destroyed the premises of the Taylor Mill Company,  between Government and Store  streets, consuming upwards of  two million feet of lumber and  the entire plant and holds. The  total loss is estimated at $175,000.  The outbreak was. a most spectacular one. The mill of the  company lies immediately beside  the gas reservoir of the Victoria  Gas Company, and for upwards  of an hour this was in imminent  danger of exploding.  Hundreds of people from the  surrounding houses turned out,  many of them half-dressed, to  witness the blaze, and hundreds  were turned.back by firemen and  police, for fear they should become involved in the ruins should  the gas reservoir explode.  *mmmmmi>mms��!&&j:J!Xim. itssat  The  Latest Addition  is a  J. A. McDonald has secured a  site and will erect a business  block in Lytton. Mr. McDonald  has been looking after the Bailey  Hotel during the absence of Hugh  McGuire at the coast.  H. Colin Clark left on Monday  for a two weeks' visit to coast  points. He will also spend a few  days at Campbell River before  he returns.  A Cranna, of the firm of Simpson & Cranna, who has been sick  for the past two weeks, left the  first of the week for the coast,  where he will remain until he has  fully regained his health, y  ,The Bank of Toronto have decided to open from 7 to 9 p. m.  on Saturdays, for the accommodation of its customers, commencing tomorrow, August 5.  Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Riches returned on Tuesday evening from  the coast, where they had been  spending a ten days' holiday.  A band concert will, be given  by the Merritt Brass Band on  Sunday afternoon, from 2.30 till  4.30, on the vacant corner oppo:  site the Nicola Valley Meat  Market.  MERGER OF LAKE SHIPS  Plans for the consolidation of  the largest shipping corporation  on the Canadian side of the Great  Lakes, which have been in progress for nearly a year, have been  completed this week. Working  agreements have also been entered into between the merger and  the Manchester Lines, Limited,  of which Lord Furness is chairman. The Canadian companies  concerned are among the largest  of the navigation companies of  the Great Lakes, representing a  capital of $20,000,000. the merger will have a fleet of about fifty  steamers plying on Lakes Erie,  Superior, Michigan, Ontario and  Huron, with the port of Montreal  as the point of transhipment to  European ships/  splendid range of Hartt Shoes for men. This shoe contains all that you would expect to find in a good shoe. Style,  fit and wearing qualities make this shoe a top notcher in  shoedom.     We have them in button or lace, black or tans.  T. G. Holt, executive agent of  the Canadian Northern Railway,  visited Kamloops this week on  railway business. He,will likely  visit a number of the railway  construction camps on his way  home.  Wm, Cooper returned from  Victoria on Tuesday. He will  be spending much of his time  nowadays at Gloverdale, where  he is busy getting the new school  building under way.  -<��vsci  sseph^GuichonTy} unr^was^in  town on Wednesday. He reports  that arrangements are about all  completed for the big Labor Day  celebration at Quilchena.  M. L. Grimmett, LL. B., is  haying erected an office adjoining  the Barwick block on Granite  Avenue, his present qaarters  being found inadequate. Otherwise this'means that business is  prospering.  J. S. Morgan is putting up another building between his pre-  sent premises  and   H.  Greig's  R. F. Walker, accountant for  the .Westminster Trust Co. at  New Westminster, is spending  his holidays here, visiting his  brother, J. E. Walker, manager  at the Vancouver Lumber Co.'s  local yard.  r  THE CITY  OTEL  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established through'-'  out.  .-,. Best of Furnishings.  Spacious Rooms.  Excellent accommodation.  Well liefhted throughout.  ^Choice Liquors and Cigars.  ^Special  attention   to com-  ; mercial trade.  Ratos $1.50 per d:��y.  '-'Special Rates by the month  estate office. The former building will be leased to the Co-operative Society, which will commence  business about the middle bf Sep-  tembe.  CORBIN COAL PROSPECTS  The danger of coal famine in  the northwest is averted by;\ the  announcement.; of the resumption  of operations, this week in the  mines of the Corbin Coal & Coke  Company at Corbin, B. C.  Whether, this means a general  settlement of the strike > in Hive  entire Crow's Nest Pass district  was not given in the information  received, by President D. G.  Corbin, but he expressed the  opinion that the miners had followed the action of the operators  in accepting the report of the  government conciliation board.  Last but by  least    these  union made.  We will be  pleased to show  you   this   line.  You will be  delighted with  the new and  nifty lasts.  The  One  Price Store    ^.Men'a Outfitters.  Mcdonald block       -  Ladies Shoes.���  QUILCHeNA AVENUE  CHURCH NOTICES   y  ST.    MICHAEL'S   CHURCH  Services for Sunday, August 6th;  10.30 a. m. .Morning Prayer.  11 a. m., Holy Communion.  7.30 p.  m.,  Evening Prayer in  Parish Hall.  Rev. T. Walker, Vicar.  E. Mackay Young (otherwise  Mac), who has had several years'  experience of newspaper work in  Toronto and Montreal, is the new  editor of the News. He comes  here with a lively sense of the  potentialities of the Valley in  general and Merritt in particular.  Andrew Hogam  Proprietor.  Fowler & Larson, the contractors, have secured office room in  the Kennedy building on Voght  Street. They are going ahead  with the concrete foundations of  the new city hospital and the  work will be completed about the  enk of the week. The whole  work on the building is being  rushed through.  Frank M. Coffee has severed  his connection with the News.  He has made many friends in the  town and district and always took  a great interest in local affairs.  He is now, on a shooting and fishing expedition, accompanied by  Dr. Curtin and W. Brown. We  wish him luck in his future career  as wi'll as in his i��r ���sen huntinj.1  and piscatorial ad Venturis.  GAME PROTECTION IN B. C.  By an Order-in-Council passed  recently by the Provincial Government, the future use of automatic guns by British Columbia  sportsmen���has=been=prohibi ted  from September 1st next.  These  guns have only come into general  use during the past few years,,  and have been particularly favored  by duck-hunters, who, thus  armed,  have   been   enabled  to  slaughter the water-fowl wholesale.   The general opinion is that  their use is the reverse pf sportsmanlike, and the action taken by  the government will meet with  the   cordial   approval   of   true  sportsmen in ajl parts  of  the  country.  By a second Order-in-Council a  closed season for sheep during  the ensuing two, years has been  prescribed in the districts of  Yale, Okanagan and Similkameen ; and another year of immunity has been granted to"  wapiti in all parts of the mainland, as from September 1st.  The wapiti of Vancouver Island  are already under special protection.  NOTICE  Gity Scavenger  Work  Tenders are invited for the Scavenger  work of the City of Merritt.; Quote  prices for: y "y- C     7  1:'   Emptying privy boxes.   .,  2. Rubbish per load.  3. Hotel and boarding house privies.  |:?4.    Cleaning chimneys;.';.-     X7 :;,  Any other information desired can be  obtained from the City Clerk at his  office opposite Public School. Tenders  to be in not later than Monday, next,  August 7th, at 6 p. m. The lowest or  any tender not necessarily accepted.  H. PRIEST,  ���.;... vv      City Clerk.  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  xs. Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.) -  A   GENERAL \ BANKING   BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  Branches in   the  Nicola Valley y  MERRITT: V NICOLA: V  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager. ��� j. F.S. GILLUM, Acting Sub-Agent  McDonald Block       :     Quilchena Ave.  Finest Furnished Modern Rooms in the  : ��������� --z. -'. ^"ycity: :  All outside rooms and well lighted by  electricity.  ..  For rent by,day week or month.  Mrs. j. a. Mcdonald  Proprietress.  DEALERS IN  L-mber* Lath. Shingles, Lime,  Cement and all kinds building  material.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P.  R. Station, Merritt.  .  100  INCORPORATED 1865.  Quebec and  Branches in Ontario,  The West.  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT  IDLE MONEY may be deposited until  required.  INTEREST paid on all balances twice  a.year.  Every description of Banking Business  transacted.   '  ���  CAPITAL   -     -   $4,000,000.00  RESERVE   -   .    $4,944,777.00  MERRITT BRANCH  A. N. B. ROGERS,   ��� ���   MANAGER.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The ".hoicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish.  Eggs and Vegetables.  T, HESLOP,  Prop.  Nicola  Valley  Agricultural  & Horticultural Association  tecoiu  7  At MERRITT, B. C.  LARGELY INCREASED PRIZE  XIST.  77 1 f INE|T SHOW YET.  MERRITT CITY BAND WILL BE  hIN ATTENDANCE.  A. W. STRICKLAND  President,  T. HESLOP,  Secretary, 4  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, August 4, 1911  The "Carhartt  Not  Like  Other Gloves  Sewed with Wax Thread  If so be sure and get a pair of  No Outseams  To Rip  Good as the  Carhartt  Overall  They are the best.  Patented  Reinforced Where the Wear Comes.    The Service of Two  Pair for the Price of ONE.  I ** ^ ��  We have just received another large shipment of Men's Summer Suits. Coats, Trousers  and Shirts.    You will find it no trick to keep cool if you let us fit you out with our  goods.    Every garment guaranteed.  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.  TRUNK  >  AGS AND SUIT CASES  \   a��_\tr,  e���reeeived���a���large^shipihent��� of=^ieunks^��f-  sizes and prices  Prices  00 to $12.00  Cases in great variety, in linen and leather lined.  Prices  from 75c to  to $12  50  ���.-,:;! >  ;\fi  DRY GOODS  GROCERIES        BOOTS AND SHOES        LADIES'WEAR       MEN'S FURNISHINGS       HARDWARE  snwwwwwawE Friday. August 4  1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  y B.^:HORSE); "D " SQpON ORDERS, No. 16  Merritt, August 4, 1911  CERTIIFICATES  OF MILITARY QUALIFICATION.  The following extract from Militia Order No. 359 is published  for information :���  (1)    Thie following certificates are granted :  R ' NK.  Major....  Lieutenant.  ' Name.  Flick, C. L...  Flick, C. L...  Matthews, H.  Campbell, R..  Broome, D. G.  H.  Corps.  B. C. Horse.  Nature.  Cavalry ...  Rank.  F. O.  Captain  Lieutenant  Charles Flick, Major,  O. C. "D" Squadron, B. C. Horse.  NEWS OF THE PROVINCE  The Granby Co. expects to  spend $1,0^,0,000 at Goose Bay in  developing the Hidden Creek  mine and will probably erect a  large smelter for the Portland  Canal district.  The C. P. R. will at once construct a spur from Kamloops to  the river to enable the C. N- R.  contractors to get in their outfits  and supplies quickly and economically.  T. E. Bate has been unanimously chosen by the Cumberland  Conservative Association to "on-  test the Comox-Atlin district  in the ��� forthcoming Dominion  election.  W. W. Ashall, Montreal, superintendent of the Grand Trunk  Railway telegraphs, announces  " that the company will adopt the  telephone instead of telegraph  for train despatching over the  entire system.  "LaConcorde,"a new French  weekly paper has made its initial  appearance at Ottawa .If sufficiently encouraged, the editors  say the paper will) become a daily.  Its object is to vindicate and  defend the rights of the French-  Canadian people.  The report of the fruit division  of the Dominion department of  agriculture states that the prospect for apples had diminished  slighly since last month's report,  except in British Columbia, where  prospects have rather improved,  and it is now estimated that shipments from that province will be  85 per cent of last year's crop,  which was very heavy. The hot  dry weather does not appear to  have affected the apple crop prospects in EasternCanada, although  correspondents, especially in Ontario, have expressed apprehension that if sufficient rain does  not soon^comejthe crop will be  within a certain period, and as it  is impossible for dairymen to obtain fresh animals for some  weeks, it is inevitable that many  householders will have to be content with the canned product for  a while. Several dairies are put  completely out of business.  Twenty citizens of Revelstoke  were brought into the police court  last week charged with riding  bicycles upon the sidewalks. The  mayor, who was one of the offenders, presided over the court  and started things off by imposing a fine of $5 and costs upon  himself. Three aldermen were  also assessed $2.50 and costs and  the balance of the offenders paid  $1 and costs.  Damage estimated at $500,000  has been caused by forest fires at  Squamish. The timber through  which the flames fought their  way, it is stated by officials of the  provincial timber inspector's office, is some of the finest in British Columbia. The fire, which is  said to have originated near the  limits of the Newport timber  camp has almost wiped out the  camps of that company, it is  stated.  A. W. McVittie  DOMINION  &   PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  Subdivision Work a Specialty.  Offices with John Hutchison Co.  MERRITT. B. C.  very much shortened.  Moose Jaw is no longer dry.  The local option mix-up there has  been settled, with the result that  five hotels in the town have again  been granted licenses. It was  established that many of the  nunes on the voting list previously objected to by the temperance party were qualified  voters, which left no valid reason  for enforcing the by-law. The  vote was taken last December,  and since then there has been a  never ending agitation, owing to  the inconvenience the town was  put to, through lack of hotel  accommodation.  The wholesale slaughter of  d:i ry cows found to b? infected  with tuberculosis has followed  thu visit to Nelson- of Dr. B. R.  Ih!ey, of ,Vi;rno i, the Provi u-ial  government veterinary inspector,  and within a i\.w d..ys Nelson  will experience a milk famine.  In some of the dairies as m my ; &  35 out of 39 cows haVo be- n  proved by the tuberculosis t si t."  be infected with bacilli. It is s hi  that the number of ond <mn��'d  cows in the dairies already examined is considerably over fit'.v  per cent. All the animals con  d-inned  have   to  be   destroyed  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  for a flood  square meal.    Best  of  Printers Fight  White Plague  Typographical   Union's   Exhibit  in Dominion Exhibition at  Regina, Sask.  The Dominion   Exhibition   at  Regina will give visitors an opportunity to see what the union  printers have done in respect to  the stamping out of the great  white    plague.     Arrangements  have been made by the Regina  Typographical Union whereby a  miniature exhibit will be shown  of the honie in Colorado, replete  with information as to the part  oeing played by the men of type  to alleviate the sufferings of the  human race in this and other respects.   The results of experiments made by the Union are  open to those interested in the  work, and are considered by the  highest and-foremost medical authorities of the day to have been  of inestimable value.   Research  work,   experimental   work,   all  have done great good, and today  this home is looked upon as one  of the most important factors in  the fight.   The hospital building  at the Union Printers' Home is'  located just south of the main  structure,  covering a space of  50 x 90 feet, and, three storeys  in height.     The    experimental  stage in open air treatment for  tuberculosis has long since been  passed.    Fully 50 per cent of the  patients who have had the advantage of tent life and the regenerating rays of the Colorado sun  have recovered their health and  strength, and have been enabled  to again resume business duties.  Thereare many tent colonies in  Colorado, but few can compare  with the tuberculosis sanitarium  at the Printers'  Home.    Since  the original gift of Messrs. Childs  and Drexel, the home has receiv--  ed but one endowment, that being  from the estate of Julia A. I>add>  of Shirley, Mass  $1,045.   With this one exception,  all the expenses, including cost  of maintenance; * have beenfpaid  from money contributed by the  members   of   the   International  Typographical Union.   And so,  whether it be for the bettering  of conditions under which men  work, or whether it be the better  education of the men in their art,  or whether it be the care of their  sick and feeble, the Union printers stand in the front rank of  those looking to the assistance of  mankind.   In their fight against  the white plague they ought to  have the sympathy and practical  support of every right-thinking  man and woman, and the exhibit  at the fair will give some idea of  the great value and stupendous  efforts put forth by the Union  printers in defence of their  brothers for the right to live.  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  Agent   for   Mendelsolm  and  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola ��� nerrlJt  y y Steamfitting  HRST CLASS TliN-  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  V.  VOGHT STREET  .J  WATER NOTICE  I, Frank Porter Patterson, of Vancouver, -B. C, physician, give notice  that on the 17th day of August, 1911,  I intend to apply ,to the L Water Commissioner at Nicola, in' his office, for a  license to take and use fifteen cubic  feet of water'per second* from Canyon  Creek, a tributary of Trout Creek, in'  Nicola Division of Kamloops District.  The water is to , be .taken from the  stream about five miles above the  mouth, and is to be used on lots 1151,  amounting tq-j-MBO, ~H49 .and_3755, and_pre-emption  records number 5434, 6093 and 5867 in  Osoyoos District.  FRANK PORTER PATTERSON  By his agent J. D. Anderson,  of Trail. B. C.  PUBLIC HIGHWAYS.  accomodation and comfort  Rate $1.50 per day  Geo.   McDonald  BOOT AND SHOE MAKER  Repair Work a Specialty  Let me fit you out with a pair of  Superfine Rubber Heels  oth for Ladies and Gentlemen.  VOGHT STREET  NEAR DEPOT  Trail*  Mark  Asaya-NeuraH  T H E ���  N E W    R E M E D Y    F O R  Nervous Exhaustion  Nervous exhaustion, the ailment  of the age, results from the do-  struction of nerve cells by overstrain faster than they are rebuilt.  The only remedy is Food, Rest  and increased nerve repair. '' As-  aya-Neurau," is and makes  possible this cure. It feeds the  nerves, inducessleep.quickensthe  appetite and digestion, restores  buoyancy of spirits. $ i. 50 per bottle.   Obtain from the following  GEO. M. GEMMILL,  Merritt, B. C.  Are Your Kidneys  Working Properly?  It Will P., Yo�� W.ll to Make Smrm  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 from decreased kidney action.  The kidney's 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  the impurities from polluted water.  When the kidneys are not working you  are bound for one of two courses���Diabetes and Bright's Disease or Rheumatism, Lumbago and Sciatica. The former course is usually fatal, and the latter  always painful, but you need not have  either, as they both can be easily prevented.  The very best prescription for all kidney troubles is Nyal's Stone Root Compound. It, ��� is no "patent" medicine,  but a scientific prescription composed  of Stoneroot, Buchu, Juniper and other  remedies of proved value. More than  that, it has been proved by thousands  who have had glad relief from its use.  There's nothing quite so miserable as  the dragging results of sick kidneys.  You 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  so certain.      /:.y. ���...,  It soothes bladder irritation, gives  you rest and comfort at night, and makes  life once more, enjoyable.  The kidneys, liver and bladder are all  dependent upon one another, and Nyal's  Stone Root Compound is particularly'  designed to help them all.  SdIiI and-Guaranteed by  le.nm 11 & Rankine Merritt.  PROVINCE of BRITISH COLUMBIA  NOTICE is hereby given that .all  Public Highways in unorganized; liis-f  tricts, and all main Trunk Roads, in  organized Districts 'are sixty-six feet  wide, and have a width of thirty-three  feet on each side of the mean straight  centre line of the travelled road.  r ;���������:;���; y,    THOMAS^TOYLORy^"  Minister of Public Works.  Department of Public Works,  Victoria, B: C, July 7th, 1911.      -35  r  ��&2H  Train leaves 12.35 dajly for.  all points East and West.  Returning:, leaves 18.40.  Tickets on sale to all points;  Canada and United States.  Accommodation reserved  and complete passage booked   to any  part   of   Great  Bri'ain.   For rates and sailings apply to  l>. H  Agent  PUFFER  Mtrrirt, B,  Or write t<i  H; W^HRODfE  fienetiil   Passenger   Agent  VaitcouvtT, ii.f.  Nicola Valley  ^Dealers in-  Prime Beef, Mutton Lomt>  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Mam and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of-  Strictty High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh  Fish  always  on   hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  ^���1^��������wan ��jiih       iiiiiiii.i      IJM  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 Construction  Work  The Joe Restaurant  . .      ���     FORMERLY ELITE RESTAURANT    ���      ,,. ., ���     SSS  Will open for-business on Tuesday,  August 1st. '"���*'*���"%  Two Dining Rooms,    y     First Class Meals Served*  'Commutation Meal Tickets $6.00.  X       21 Meals for $5.00.   7  JOE YOP       -        -       Proprietor  LIMITED.  Re$I Estate and Insurance   -  iOlianagan Lands  All Classes of Investments Placed.  Mr*ttt  nffir<o��.  -Vernon -B.-.C-  Merritt Livery and Feed Stably  y   Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice. ?  Good accomodation for horses.    Express meets  all trains.. Buggies for hire.  A. J. COUTEE, Prop.,  Merritt, B. .C  WM. COOPER  General Contractor of Plastering  BRICK, STONE, CEMENT BLOCKS AND  GENERAL CEiMENT WORK.  PRESSED CEMENT STEPS, GRAVE STONES,!  FENGS POSTS, ETC,  ---The News Job Department THE NICOLA VALLEY vtfEWS  Friday, August 4, 19*11  Election Items  JMcBRIDE WILL  CAMPAIGN  "M-I shall take an active part in  theiforthcoming Dominion Selections, and shall devote my efforts  to the districts in which tbiy will  be most likely toTbe productive of  good results," said Hon. Richard  McBride, premier of British Columbia when passing through  Golden on Wednesday, on his return to Victoria from the Old  Country. Mr. McBride said that  so far as he new the rumor that  the attorney-general, Mr. Bowser,  would run in Vancouver was entirely false. y  his visit to Montreal. He will be  at Toronto tomorrow (Saturday),  where he will meet Hon. Robert  Rogers, Hon. Frank Cochrane,  and; the Ontario Conservative  members.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier has once  again postponed the opening of  his campaign tour. The date of  the opening is now put in the  week after next.  j. THE GRAIN GROWERS  I In its issue this week, "The  ' Grain Growers' Guide,' 'the organ  ; of the Grain Growers' Associa-  < tion, declares that the policy of  *��� the association will be hostile fo  i the selection of independent  \ party candidates, and calls on  '"- members to attend their respec-  l " ~tive old-party conventions and  I exert their influence to have can-  ! didates named favorable to the  :    farmers' interests.  t  ���y'   "���/��-��� ���  PLANS AT HEADQUARTERS  Ottawa, August 4.���Some significance attaches to the reluctance   of   the   Government   to  oppose, the two anti-reciprocity  Liberals, Lloyd HarrisandWilliam  German, who are offering themselves  for re-election.    Government emissaries succeeded in inducing Mr. German's convention  to pas's a pro-reciprocity resolu-  ���tion,-but. both men are running  ���as~-anti-reciprocity    candidates,  and no   official   pro - reciprocity  Liberals are being put up against  %pia. ;C.It is" probable' that they  -will get acclamation.  ���=srR:~Lr: Borden was at his office  this week, having returned from of it.     One -peculiarity:  which  CANADIAN PARCELS POST  In the House of Commons last  week W. F. MacLean, in an address on state ownership of telegraph and telephone lines, called  for a system of parcel post. \ He  declared that the only way to  bring express companies to time  was to establish a parcel post  system. That, in his opinion,  would soon cut the express rates  in two. 7\ ,  The postmaster general replied  that Mr. MacLean's plea almost  made him a believer in telepathy.  '* I have been for several days  working on a plan to establish a  parcel post, system,", said Mr.  Lemieux. .."It has proved-a boon  in England, France and Germany.  It costs more money to send'a  parcel from one Canadian town  to another or from one province  to another than it does to send  the same parcel across the Atlantic." y  Mr.   Lemieux   could   not ' say  whether the scheme was opposed  by, the    railways,   as   charged,  "but," he said,  "the moment  that it was announced that we  would establish a parcel post system in Canada, this department  was simply flooded with petitions  against such a system.    These  petitions did not come from the  cities, but were signed by farmers  and country store keepers, and  the argument which they used  against the establishment of that  system was that the departmental stores" would: get, the benefit  struck me at the time was that  all these petitions from every  province were couched in the  same terms. Thev were all either  printed or typewritten andg the  language was the sariie^ There  is apparently an. organization  against the establishment of a  parcel post. In my judgment the  parcel post system would benefit  the farmer and benefit outlying  districts, and I was surprised to  find these objections coming from  farming districts and from storekeepers." _  Mr. Lemieux added that a good  preliminary to a parcel post was  the establishment bf a rural mail  delivery, which has proved very  successful all over the country.  By that we don't mean fu-  ' neral obsequies, but our superior quality of rjghrgrade  lumber, which is absolutely  essential inXz any building  where beauty anddurability  are desired.''It's the stuff  used for base,: casing, "cornices and all sorts of interior  work;-and to insure the best  results should fbe; of\.rproper  color and grain, according to  the uses to which itis applied.  Our finish is manufactured  at our own plant with ?due  regard to first-class milling  and drying^ and we are anxious to show it to you ^and  point out iits. advantages-  natural color and grain���  which cannot be secured in  lumber purchased haphazardly from Tom, Eick or  Harry. A look won't cost  you a cent, but may add dollars to the value of vour new  home. Come in. We show  you before you buy.  "There's No Place Like Home."  Vancouver Lumber  Co., Ltd.  MERRITT, B. C.  Beautifully situated on the Tulameen River 14  miles west of Princeton, B.C., Jin the Similkameen  district. ;���������  The main line of the V^V;& ET^Ry. runs through the town.  Track laying will be completed in 60 days.  At present a daily stage connects Coalmont with the town of  y . Princeton.  The Columbia Coal & Coke Co., Ltd., now engaged in opening  up their property have over 10 square miles of jcoal lands.  The coal is of the highest Bituminous type, and is one of the  largest bodies of coal yet discovered in the North American  continent.  The workable seams are six in number, varying from 4 to  60 feet each.      ~  300,000,000 Tons of coal can be extracted.  ,-   ...v . .... "* ���*!  A plant of the latest type with a 2000 ton per day capacity is  under construction. F-  Lots are now on sale varying from  Terms:   Quarter Cash, balance over 15 months.  Reservations will be made in the order in which deposits.  ;: '��������������� y .���'������ -are received. -.x.-^vvm  A ���'.'���-  Address all ^communications to  lamson &  Sale Selling Agents  Via Princeton  COALMONT, B. C.  Refrigerator keeps your food fresh and nice to  eat. AH refrigerators are not cool, however;  and you must know that when the makers are  careless in their finishing your food is liable to  suffer for it. A refrigerator with a coat of  Baplac ensures Cleanliness, Coolness and your  Comfort.  Have you noticed the improvement in the city  since   people   commenced  putting  Baplac   on  their buildings ?  YOUR  HOUSE  may be  greatly improved   if   you   try Baplac  inside and out.  m  It renovates your furniture, cleans your house  interior and makes the exterior handsome and  restful.    Try it.  GENERAL PROVIDERS  New Howse Block  Quilchena Avenue  i  *"-i

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