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Array Vol. 2, No   24  MERRITT^ B. C. JULY,28, 1911  Price 5 Cents  Diamond Vale  Collieries Ltd.  Stock and Bond Holders of Coal  Company Express Confidence  Ata meeting at which ninety  per centof the bondholders and  eighty per cent of the shareholders of the Diamond Vale Collieries  ; were present in  Ottawa on the  tweny-fourth ultimo the following resolution was passed.  ���      ''Resolved: That this meeting  "7 of bond holders in the   Diamond  7 Vale Collieries and shareholders  ' X in the   Diamond Vale Coal Com-  7 pany, held at Ottawa, this twenty  ; fourth day of July 1911.,  having  7 heard the report submitted   by  Mr. T. J; Smith as to his dealing  in connection with those companies, and the report of John Mor-  X risson; mining engineer,  desires  ;   to record its satisfaction with the  ^explanation given by Mr, Smith,  its belief that he has been work-  j   ihg if or the good of the companies  :   and its full confidence in his integrity." '   '   '  It will be recalled that some  - time ago a firm of solicitors sent  out a circular letter to shareholders in the   Diamond   Vale   Coal  Company asking for proxies and  hinting at maladministration of  the company's affairs by Mr. T.  J. Smith, and urging an investigation.    At the annual meeting  which followed a very few of the  stock holders were present and  no action was taken.    After the  meeting, however, an indignation  r-. meeting was held at; whjchycertain small shareholders expressed  indignation   and  were  loud  in  their cries for an   investigation.  Messrs. Tupper and Griffin, in  an effort to prosecute those responsible for the circular letter  issued by the  legal firm   have  tried   repeatedly   to   learn who  circulated the libel.    So far it is  understood that they have failed,  '   but they intend that they will  get the right person before long.  Meanwhile,   immediately   after  the  "indignation meeting" had  been held, certain  of those who  had  been present and making  ;   wild accusations began to realise  that they might possibly have  been   misled   by   other   people.  =^They&si_nceJiaxe^taken==occasioa  to point out to the directors that  they are satisfied with the management.  The meeting at Ottawa at  which eighty per cent, of the  tdmreholders of the Diamond  Vale Coai Company were present  effectually disposes of the  charges of mismanagement made  against T. J. Smith.  Mr. Smith has b. en in England on business.connected with  the company for the past two  months, and having concluded  certain negotiations returned and  laid his report before the shareholders and bondholders of the  two companies with the result  mentioned above.  in  Greenwood  last winter   Mr.  Strickland  took  occasion  to investigate the  rinks there, and  found that by adopting the plans  used in the construction of the  Greenwood rink, such an institution could be made to pay. and  pay well, in a city of the size of  Merritt.     Such a rink could be  constructed for the sum of six or  seven thousand dollars. Provision  is made for a hockey rink and two  curling rinks in the one enclosure;  and by a simple arrangement the  grounds .may be covered  with  flooring and made suitable for  dancing and parties in the summer months.  Itis now proposed that a public  meeting be called in the near  future for the purpose of inviting  subscription to stock in this enterprise. The gentlemen mentioned  above, to whose initiative 'the.  scheme is diiey have I made a  choice of a site for a glaciarum,  which will provide'anhk about  200 feet square. The owner of  the four lots which go to make  up this rink is prepared,to take  his payment in stock in the company formed by public subscription. The^rink at Greenwood has  paid as high as nine per cent.  That such an institution would  meet with enthusiastic support  throughout the district is evident  to any who have spent a winter  here. The few, clean ice patches  on the rivers adjacent to the city  have been packed by youngsters  and grown-ups every clear day.  There are a large, number of  hockey and curling-enthusiasts  in the valley who would travel a  long distance to get into a good  game or watch one; and there  is no doubt but that such towns  aa Spence's Bridge, Lower Nicola;  Nicola, Ashcroft, Lytton,- North  Bend, Kamloops, Savona, etc.',-  would be eager to put their representatives into a league for a  hockey or curling championship.  Just when the public meeting  will be called by the promoters  of the enterprise'is not .known' as  yet, but it is expected that notice  will be given within the next  few weeks, y  Whisky Costs  Hart Much  Opening of the  Sunshine Theatre  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Veteran of Many Bouts Cinched  by Local Police  This morning in the police court  Magistrate Morgan sentenced  Frank Hart to two months imprisonment in Kamloops for hayr  ing supplied liquor to an Indian  named George Gilroy last (Thursday),evenings ,  When arraigned Hart recognized thefutility of pleading  other than guilty, he having.beeh  caught in the act by Constable  Strang. Hart is a man who has  seen many others punished for-  Ithe same offence, so no sympathy  may be wasted over him. But  for his age he might have been  given the limit. y  "After Hart had been sentenced-  George Gilroy was called up and  charged with having had liquor  in his possession. He staled that  Hart had come to him and asked  him for the money to buy a bottle-  of whisky. He had given the  money to him and Hart had got  the bottle and just given it to him  when the constable came along.  He was ordered to pay a fine  of twenty-five dollars and costs;  in default two months imprison;  ment.   He paid.  j    Chris   MacDonald   has   gone  Prosecuted by  Fire Warden  Manager Le Pitre Makes First f?^*0 ^^f.��� Cr?*   t0  look  Fred Howse came into the city  from Princeton during the week.  He is combining business with  DOMINION RIFLE MEET  The Dominion Shooting meet*  just completed at Lulu Island,.  Vancouver, has been one of the  most successful held in years and  the scores put up by the various  marksmen   have   caused   great  surprise on account of the high  standard. Kamloops sent a strong  complement of marksmen, who  did , some   remarkable  shooting  and scored high in the aggregate.  The  Kamloops   contingent consisted of Messrs. Vicars, Clark,  Lo Loughton, Lehman' and C. E.  Sjoquist.    All the members aj>  quitted ^themselves   splendidly  especially Sjoquist, whose aggregate score entitles him to shoot  in the Ottawa shoot next month.  pleasure.  REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY  reports the fol-  Show on Saturday night  Merritt's new theatre, the Sunshine Theatre, on Voght street,  will be opened for business tor  morrow night. The building is  up-to-date in every way* the very  latest moving pictures are on  hand and will be shown regularly  and everything that will make  for the comfort of the patrons  has been arranged. !  Manager Le Pitre, to whose  energetic business methods the  rapid completion of this enterprise is due, has made arrangements with the Canadian Film  Exchange, the largest film manufacturers on the continent, for  the exchange of films between  houses in Vancouver and Calgary.  Films from: the former city - hieing shown here before being sent  on to Calgary. In this way the  public is assured that : none but  the very best and most novel  films will be exhibitied.  Shows will be given every evening, with new films three times  a week.  The new ' heatre has a seating  capacity of one hundred and seventy five and is equipped with ' a  Number Six Picture Machine,  the latest on the market.<  Between the exposure of the  various films arrangements have  have been made for piano recitals, so that a continuous performance-is* assured-from - the^tiThe  the show commences,  There will be two shows every  evening, the first commencing at  half past seven and the last at  nine o'clock. ,  - A mistake appeared in the cir-  ulars announcing the opening of  this theatre, it being stated that  the charge for clildren would be  fifteen cents, when the charge  should have been ten cents.-  | into the possibilities of that camp.  I  o ���-���<  See the new line of Hartt  shoes for men, just arrived.���  Bennett & Reid.  Reverend T; Walker is paying  a visit to the Episcopal Bishop,  Rev. A. du Pencier, at New Westminster.  Rev. C. F. Connor, the local  Methodist minister, is shortly to  have a new home. At present  he is occupying the residence of  Dr. Tutill. The managers of the  church have called for tender's  for the erection of a yresbytery  in which the minister will make  his home. 7.  Mr. and Mrs: H. Greig, accompanied by H.W. Sutcliffe, made  a flying trip to Kamloops in, his  40 h. -p.; car, leaving here at: six  p. m. on Tuesday and returning  Thursday afternoon. It was a  business trip, Mr. Greig having  sold two acres of Merritt realty  to a Kamloops citizen.  A Shortage  of Labor  For C. N. R. Construction .May  Cause Delay  ��� After' covering over'a hundred  miles'of * the'. Canadian "Northern"  m  Skating Rink  Is Proposed  * . ��� ���  Public Meeting Will Shortly Be  Called for Subcribers  'At a meeting between A. W.  Strickland, M. L. Grimmett, G,  F< Ransom and B. Bewley lust  evening, the question of providing  some sort of winter amusement  was gone into, and it was decid-d  that the siz ��� of the city now  warrants people in erecting an  ice hockey and curling rinks here  for winter sports.  It will be recalled that when  TAY PAY AND DICK  And as I neared the. pier at  which the steamer was to stop,  in one of the winter: months of  last year, I saw there for the  first time for several years the  remarkable man who is the ruler  of this mighty country. At once  and as my first impression there  came the idea that there was  something singularly appropriate  in the man and the country he  rules. Like the country itself,  Mr. McBride is massive. I should  say he is over six feet high; he  has shoulders so broad that even  a professional athlete might envy  them���a chest of great breadth  and depth, and a physique altogether that is striking and imposing���I might say dominating.  From any crowd of men, however,  big, this figure would stand forth  in conspicuous and haunting relief; you would find it difficult; to  keep your eyes off him. And the  face nn<I hejid are as striking as  the splendjdly and broadly proportioned body. The face is'vma's-  sive but. sh��Vrt;v:ind round. It^is  typically Irish in its features, but  instead of t.h'�� typically rubicund  complexion of* i he.mVm'an'd women  of -the -Emer-idd Isle, it has the  pallor���healthy but pallid all the  same���of thus" who liveyn the  Continued on last page.  Harold Greig  lowing sales :  =^JameB"Beirar"Kr6"irTEsr8rBlocir3]T  William   Service,   Lot   3   in   Lot 3,  Block 31.  John Service, Lot 2 in Lot 3, Block  31.  Fred  Matthews two acres in D. L.  123.  Harold Greig, Lot 19, Block 5. '  John Fortune," Lot 10, Block 32.  CHURCH NOTICES  ST.    MICHAEL'S   CHURCH  Services for Sunday, July 30th.  11 a. m.,  Morning Prayer and  Holy Communion.  ST. JOHN BAPTIST, NICOLA  8 p. m... Evening Prayer.  The services will be conducted  by the Rev. J. Thompson.  MERRITT WON  For a purse of fifty dollars,  provided by the generosity of  William Mclntyre, the . popular  proprietor of the Coldwater hotel,  ,MeErJtt.battled=with5,Middlesboro  on the baseball diamondlastSunday afternoon. Victory rested  with the city. Things looked  rather blue for Merritt at the  close of the first innings for the  coal heavers had gained a lead of  four runs and looked as though  they could hold their advantage  until the end of the game. A  rally in the fifth sent the miners  into the air and when time was  called the stakeholder owed each  member of the city team five dollars. Next Sunday at Middlesboro the Cup games wiil be renewed. A good guesser might  be able to pick the winner.  right of way between Hope and  -Kamloops, Pat Welch* of Foley,  Welch and Stewart, Martin Welch  and. A. E. Griffin returned to  Vancouver on Monday.  Pat Welch stated to a reporter  that the road would run through  the most difficult district on the  face of the earth.  There are places where it seems,  Mr. Welch said,'the road 'can only  be built over an aerial highway.  At Yale, the plans decided upon  by Canadian Northern call for a  system of some seven tunnels  right through the butts of mountains. ThiB work lieV'on that  section which has been contracted  for. by Martin Welch, Burns and  Nicola Valley Meat Market's siock being fj.tt'ned at Coutlee.  "Jordan^ *'���'.-. --. 7  Mr. Welch announced that the  preliminary survey over this portion will have to be changed, and  engineers are now busy at the  point striving to contrive some  easier method of progress.  Here a delay will come in which  will cause a considerable loss of  time and money to the contractors, who had hoped to make an  immediate start on construction.  Seven thousand men will be re-  qired on the Hope-Kamloops division, Mr. Welch states..   Agents  have reported to him that there  are not one thousand   men   in  Vancouver, or British Columbia,  who have the inclination or capability for railroad work.    Construction has already begun on  portions of the contract and the  railroad men declare themselves  to  be in a quandary over the  labor situation.  NEW DAILY PAPER  Articles of incorporation were*  filed at Victoria on Tuesday, preliminary, to the launching of a  new daily in Vancouver which  will espouse the Liberal interests,;  Messrs; Russell, Sencltler, S. Sj  Taylor, Robt. KHIy and other  prominent Liberals are under-;  stood to be sponsors of the new"  venture. The application for a;  franchise h��s' been' made to the:  'Canadian 'Press (Ltd.) by Hon.'  '|Wil:i:,m' Tom'ple'man,  William Lane Fined for Failing  to Extinguish Fire.  Before Magistrate Morgan this  morning M. A.  Allen . provincial  government inspector of the fire  wardens in; the district from the  Arrow Lakes weslyto Hope, and  one hundred and fifty.miles north  of the C. P. R. mainline south of  the Boundary,   prosecuted  Wm.  Lane, an Indian, for  neglecting  to extinguish a camp fire up the  Coldwater,   near Camp One, of  Bright  and    McDonald,   which  spread   until   it  burned quite a  large strip of country.  The matter was first reported  to Fire Warden Duncan. McPhail by W. E. Towers; accountant for Bright and MacDonald.  Constable- Vachon served ?he  summons a few days ago. ��� ;  According to the evidence,  Lane and Phillip Sampson, another Indian, camped overnight  between Camps One and "Two.  and lit a fire for - the purpose,  presumably, of cooking. They  failed to extinguish the fire next  day, but left it smouldering. The  matter was reported to Mr. McDonald, and he put a gang of men  to work to put it out. This they  succeeded in doing after a "con-,  siderable amount of timber "and  grass had been destroyed. r,  ��� Sampson, as a witness"for  Lane, put upTa~ weird" tale"~bf a  white, man. having, started the  fere and���gone -away-andJeft-it...-  He and Lane, he said, did not use  the fire; but though he saidithat  they were in the habit of eating  their meals on the road he was  unable to state what they used  to heat their food Jon* the" night  of July 5th. -  ..-.  Lane was fined fifty dollars  and costs with an alternative of  three months in Kamloops. The  other Indians affected will-Hbe  tried tomorrow morning.  -  ��� ���' -o    Conservative  Association  Quarterly Meeting Held in Men-  =^^^zi��S"dHaI!-Lsst-EveniBsg   At the quarterly .meeting of  the Merritt Middlesboro and district Conservative Association in  Menzies' Hall Thursday evening  Frank M. Coffee tendered his resignation of. the secretaryship.  He is leaving .the valley in a few  weeks and is unable to continue  his connection.  John Hutchison was the unanimous choice of the members present for the secretaryship, ard  when elected, announced that he  would follow a vigorous policy  against the proposed reciprocal  tariff agreement.  The next meeting of the association will be held in thirty days'  time, when an amendment to the  constitution will be brought in  for discussion.  William McNeill went Jback j to  Aspen Grove d u ri n g the week;  U GUN CtUB NOTICE"    f  A meeting of members of /the  Merritt Gun Club is called for  next Tuesday evening at eight  o'clock in Stephenson's; tailor  shop. The meet ing is called for  the purpose of electing officers  and transacting general businctes,  All members please attend, yj  "     G. B. Phillips, secretary;  BC. HORSE       ?i  G. H Lewis has been appointed  a superriumary lieutenant in the  B. C. Horse "P" Squadron,   f THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS"  Friday. July 28,  1911  Jr. .*  lif  THE CITY  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.  Spacious Rooms,  yExcellent accommodation.  Well lighted throughout.  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Special attention   to commercial trade.  Rates $1.50 per day.  Special Rates by the month  Andrew Hogan  Proprietor.  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  anyfhing' you wish  to buy.  ^  Kennedy  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  A. B. KENNEDY  ��      ��� '   ������' . ' .   ' '  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  DeaBer in Electrical Supplies  FIXTURErSHOWROOMS:-CORNER  ' "'.VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  Geo.   Mc Donald  BOOT AND SHOE MAKER  Repair Work a Specialty  ..v*Let me fit you out with a pair of  Superfine Rubber Heels  , oth for Ladies and Gentlemen.  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   Mendelsolm  and  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola  Merritt  Trade  I Mark  Asaya-NeuraH  THE     NEVA/    REMEDY   F" O **  Nervous  Exhaustion  Indigestion, Heartburn, Dyspepsia and Constipation result more  often' from' nervous exhaustion  than from food. Dieting or pills  will not avail. The only remedy is  nerve repair. "Asaya-Neu-  ram," is and makes possible this  cure. It feeds the nerves, induce  sleep, quickens the appetite and  digestion, and these disorders disappear. $1.50 per bottle. Obtain  from, the local agent.  GEO. M. GBMMILZ��,  Merritt, B.C.  ELECTION RUMORS  The Dominion Parliament has  resumed work after the adjournment taken to enable Sir Wilfrid  Laurier to attend the Imperial  Conference and Coronation ceremonies. The belief is expressed  in both parties that a general  election is probable within six  weeks at the latest after the  session opened. Sir Wilfrid  Laurier states that he would  welcome an appeal to the people  on the reciprocity pact and is  sure that it will pass.  The imprestion is that the  general elections will be held  during the last week in September. Parliament will sit for three  or four weeks, dissolving about  the middle of August. The date  of voting will then be fixed for  the interval between the end of  harvest and the arrival of the  Duke of Connaught as governor-  general. His Royal Highness  will reach Montreal on October  12th and the government wants  to have the business well over  and things running smoothly by  that time. The signing of the  dissolution order is likely to be  Earl Grey's last important official  act in Canada.  AN IMPRESSION   OF PARIS  Vance Thompson, the Paris  journalist, sat in the Grand Cafe.  He wore a pale grey suit and yel-  ow spats, and, though he was  eating an omelette aux mines her-  bes with gusto, his monocle balanced itself firmly on his left  eye. \  "An impression of Paris?" said  Mr. Thompson, looking up in his  quick brusque way from Le Gaul-  pis^; "You want- an impression  of Paris? Wei], take the claquer.  He is, a Paris type.  "The claquer, you know, sits  in the topi gallery, in the front  row, and ranged on either side  of him area dozen underlings.  The vunderlings; clap when; he  does--and hs keeps them busy, I  assure you. It is the worst annoyance of a Paris theatre, that  eternal clapping of the claque.  "But it is the claquer's enormous handsII wished to speak bf.  You know how a waiter's feet  enlarge���like Bastien's there ?  Well, so it is with the hands of  the claquer. From continually  bepting together in applause they  swell; and lengthen , and widen  beyond belief. A claquer must  have his gloves made to order,  and when he buys a suit of clothes  at 'Old England V or 'Uncle  Sam's House ' the pockets must  be enlarged to admit hisatrophied  nawa."  . Mr. Thompson took carefully  from the divan at his side a telescope hat of dove grey.  "The claquer," he continued,  "gets certain diseases of the  hands from his continual clapping, and a three-hour lecture at  the Sorbonne last week was devoted to the treatment of claque  maladies.  " An impression of Paris ? It  is the claquer. His hands, vast  and sore, are thrust far forward  over the rail of the top gallery.  He claps with the noise of a  machine gun. And all the while  the po~r fellow's face is distorted  with a look of atrocious suffering.  There is an' impression of Paris  for you."  And Mr. Thompson, putting on  his delicate-hat "college style,"  hurried from theGrand Cafe with  short, quick steps to interview  Alfred Vanderbilt on his latest  flirtation.  DROVE  SCOURGES  FROM NAVY  Capt. James Cook, the famous  English adventurer, who was  killed by the natives of Hawaii,  on his third voyage. 1776-79, did  more important charting than  any seaman of his time. Strangely enough, however, he took.no  credit for having done it and done  it so well. The achievement on  which he prided himself was the  very great one of having banished  from the British navy the two  scourges of scurvy and typhus.  When he first went to sea these  two diseases made the sea service  as deadly as it had been 150 years  before, when they killed their  2,000 a year in the navy alone.  In the first years of Cook's apprenticeship fever, scurvy and  vermin destroyed some twelve-  thirteenths of the men in Anson's  squadron. In the years of voyage in the Endeavour, scurvy  almost destroyed the whole crew  of Philip Carteret. With those  two records before him the reader  will be able to realize how great  an achievement the following  record seemed to those who presented Cook with the Copley  medal:.  Under the divine favor, Capt.  Cook, with a company of 118  men, performed a voyage of three  years and eighteen days, throughout all the climates from 52 degrees north to 71 degrees south,  with the loss of only man by  disease.  The only man lost was a consumptive whose lungs were affected before he went on board.  The means used by Cook to  preserve his crew were twofold.  He issued anti-scorbutics and  kept the ship sweet. The antiscorbutics issued by him were  malt from which was made  sweetwort, the extract of lemons  and oranges and sowens, or half  fermented oatmeal.  Sauerkraut and portable soup,  that is, meat jelly, were issued  as ordinary rations to give a  variety to the men's diet.  The men were very carefully  looked after. They were put on  three watches, so that they had  eight hours below after four on  deck, instead of the usual "four  on and four off. "In hot weather  they were protected from the sun  by awnings. In cold and wet  weather they were given hooded  "Magellan jackets," which kept  them warm and dry.  By an edict of revolutionary  tyranny they were made to wash  both themselves and their linen.  Fresh water was issued liberally  at all times so that they might do  this. Off the Horn large blocks  of fresh glacial ice were brought  on board from the bergs and floes  ane melted for this purpose.  The decks and bedding were  often ventilated. The ship was  frequently washed and scraped,  dried by portable stoves and  fumigated with gunpowder. The  well was frequently flushed and  dried.  After great exertions the men  were given comforting drams  and made to ehange their clothes.  and Smadame seats herself in a  cab every time she starts out for  a walk. That is why her boots  are always new.  Some one has discovered that  there is a close relation between  the heels and the wit. The conversation of the walker in low  heels is trite and flat���bromidic,  so to speak���but she who tripsin  high ones will soar to unexpected  altitudes of epigram and paradox.  We know that great wit and insanity are near neigbors and the  Germans, putting the principle  in practice, are treating madness  with a barefoot regime. The  contact of the bare flat foot with  mother earth is expected to bring  back wandering minds to an  everyday plane, and experiment  is naturally.interesting. ���London  Standard.  M. L. (jRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  A.F.&A.M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meetsjn  Reid's Hall  the second  Tuesday of each  month at 8 p-  m.   Sojourney.  ng brothers cordially invited.  M. L. Grimmett,       Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  PHONE   24  Nicola Valley  Transfer Company  TRUCKING AND DRAYING  A SPECIALTY  . . . DEALER IN . . .  Lumber, Lath, Lime, Cement  Hay, Grain and Peed  Every healthy sailor now alive  at sea is in a sense a memorial  to Cook's fruitful hygienic activities, ���Manchester Guardian.  GEORGE    RICHES  Rear Diamond Vale Store  Coutlee Ave. Merritt  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  for  e good  square meal.   Best  accomodation and com lor?  of  HIGH HEELS AND WIT  If anything could bs higher  than the Parisienne's hat it i;  her heels. The low English heel  has once or twice enjoyed a brief  season's favor in Paris, but at  heart the Parisienne dearly loves  to add a cubit or so to her stature  and she achieves it, of course,  with her beloved Louis XV. heel.  Perched thus on stilts, with the  foot at an impossible angle the  "footing" becomes impossible,  Kale il.SO per day  A. W. McVittie  DOMINION  &   PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  Subdivision Work a Specialty.  Offices with John Hutchison Co.  MERRITT, B. C.  The flies that are now in your kitchen and dining room Were yioJitbly  'easting on  some  indescribable nastiness less than an hour ago, and as a*  single fly often carries many thousands of disease germs attached to its hairy  body, it is the duty of every housekeeper   to assist in   exterminating this  worst enemy of the human race.  WILSON'S  Kill flies in such immense quantities as cannot be\approached by .any other  fly killer;   _'. i  THE COLDSTRE  VERNON,  *��� NURSERIES  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.  El0n Watches  ^TTs^y^-  SEE OUR NEW LINE  OP  ELGIN WATCHES  RAILROAD GRADES  A SPECIALTY  n   *f 10,   ^^^      REPAIRS GUARANTEED  RadwadStandard        one year.  All the latest in Fobs, Chains, Jewelry of every Description  SIMPSON & CRANNA, JEWELERS.  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. Box 7  Smith & Clarke  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  AH 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, JB/C.  OLDWATER  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. McInTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C. Friday. July 28 1911  *��  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  ki  I  Beautifully situated  on the Tulameen  River 14 miles west  of Princeton, B. G,  in the Similkameen  District.  The main line of the V. V. & E. Ry. runs through the town.  Track laying will be completed in 60 days.  At present a daily stage connects Coalmont with the town  of Princeton.  >  THE COLUMBIA COAL & COKE CO.. LTD.  now engaged in opening up their property have over   10 square miles of  coal lands.  The coal is of the highest Bituminous type, and is the largest  body 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  A plant  of the latest type with a  2000 ton per day capacity   is under  construction.  s are now on sale  prices  Terms: Quarter Cash, balance over 15 months.  Reservations will be made in the order in which deposits are received.  Address all Communications to  Via Princeton.  Sole Selling Agents  COALMONT, B. C.  ^ THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  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  0��e 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  PO. Box 20 Merritt. B.C  Phone 25.  Friday July 28,  1911  RESURRECTION   OF   ROSS  Gently at first, but becoming  more   emphatic   and   insistent  every; day, until now it becomes  almost a reality,   the proposed  candidacy of the genial Dune,  ;'    otherwise Duncan Ross, is arresting public attention.   It is stated  that he will  venture   into   the  political wilds���with emphasis on  the **;wilds "���of  Comox-Atlin,  famed as the last hunting-ground  of the Grits of B.C.  What will his platform be ?  . Will he urge the that pc opie of  this province hearken to the cry  of President Hays ? Will the full  rich notes of Freedom in Trade  resound among; the   pines and  frowning crags of the Northland  collauding  the  dawn of a new  era of cheaper material for the  people- who purchase supplies in  Seattle ?   Will the clarion call of  Cheaper    Labour,''. - resound  through j the valleys, to  hasten  the building off the G.  T. P.?  Shades of Gotoh !    Perish  the  thought!  ..Will; his be the Liberalism of  ye olden times, when men argued  on the merits of parties, and  when personalities were taboo ?  Will it be the Liberalism inculcated into his youthful mind at  the knees of his Scotch parents  in ancient Bruce? Shall his  politics be pervaded with that  divinely altruistic spirit which  saturated his soul in those happy  days at school in Victoria ? Or  will his be the Liberalism of the  Laurier school, the opportune  and adventitious ?  Comox-Atlin ! What memories  it conjures up !  Is it possible that Duncan must  seek fresh fields to perpetrate  himself upon an unsuspecting  constituency ?  For ten long years he reigned  in Greenwood. Three years ago  came Armageddon. Did his followers betray him?, Dust and  Ashes! In every town one  Burrell snowed him under. Stay  though ! In Keefers he had a  majority���of two ! and the total  voters aggregated six !  When he was first elected in  obscurity which prevails in the  distinction between morality and  legality. It is one of the most  curious aspects of life on the  North American continent, being  more particularly observable, perhaps, in the United States than  in Canada ; though we are afraid  that this insidious evolution ���for  it really is an evolutionary tendency���is becoming more and  more manifest in the Dominion  social and business world every  day.  The News has always held to  the belief that the ethical code of  the western world is in its fundamentals neither more nor less  than an expansion of the Decalogue. So far the sophistry of  religious and other apologisls for  present-day practices has not  been able to convince us that a  better code of honor than  that  nineteen-foiir the voting was in supplied by the Decalogue is to  the Fall.    And Duncan thought  that therein lay an omen which  augured well for a new political  star, in  the  British  Columbian  cosmos.    And he shone brightly,  scintillating shafts  of   political  brilliancy, climbing to his zenith.  Suddenly, in the distance he discerned   a   planet   approaching,  accompanied by a satellite.    The  astronomers hailed it with delight  and called it " Richard," and the  satellite they called "Bowser,"  Then the planet dimmed the Ross  star, and three years ago it disappeared beneath the horizon. It  cropped up again for a flash in  1909, then dropped again out of  sight. It is resurrected in Comox-  Atlin.    But it does not shine so  brightly  now.     It   radiates  no  confidence.    The bleak hills are  hard to conquer, and the electors  are haunted  by the shadow of  Sloan.    Duncan is honorary president of the political down-and-  out club.  MORALS   AND   THE    LAW  We have often  thought that  one of the strangest tendencies  of modern times is the increasing  be found in strict observance of  the Rules and Regulations formulated by those who are constituted leaders and moulders of  public opinion.  There is, for example, nothing  in religion which teaches us that  to shoot a deer in the month of  May is an offence against the  Omnipotent. Yet the Law, or  Society, says that whosoever  shall kill a deer in the month of  May is guilty of an offence against  Society; and, as a consequenc?,  must expiate the offence either  by a term in gaol or by payment  of a fine.  What is a deer ?   The dictionary describes it as a quadruped  having   solid,  branching  horns.  Its meat is good to eat.    Its pelt  makes an excellent ornament for  the home, and the exhibition of  it gives further  pleasure as a  proof of skill.    Yet if 1 should  kill a deer out of season, for my  pleasure, or for food, in case I  cannot afford to buy meat, that  hypocritical organization of humans arrests me, casts me into  gaol; and when I come out points  to  the  brand  on me  and cries  "Unclean ! "    Society makes me  a moral outcast, a leper.  Is it wrong to kill a deer ? Have  I sinned against the Almighty ?  I have satisfied my hunger, and  its meat has preserved my health.  It is the highest justice that ten  guilty men should be suffered to  go free rather than that one innocent man should suffer. Yet  Society says that because one  man in two hundred may have a  passion for killing, everyone else  must pay the cost provided to  curb the lust of that one.  So much for the laws of laymen and for the social effects of  offences against the laws of laymen.  A few weeks ago a man by the  name of Brown was arrested in  Toronto, or just outside Toronto,  for digging a well upon his property. He was brought before a  magistrate and fined. Now anyone who has a grudge against  him may point to him as a convicted man.  This Brown's water supply was  running   low    during    the   hot  weather.   He only spent Sundays  at home ; the rest of the week he  was working in the city.    Therefore Sunday was the only day on  which  he  could accomplish  his  work. It was fair and reasonable  in the eyes of God and sane men  that he should dig his well on that  day.    God didn't mind his working.    Yet the instrument of the  people said that he was a criminal  for trying to secure water for his  family on Sundays.  And what was the instrument  in this case ? It was the instrument framed by those Godly men  who constitute the Lord's Day  Alliance.   ���  More than one smug-faced  hypocrite praised the Lord for  this upholding of the Lord's Day  Act���and thanked Him for not  permitting the policeman to catch  him picking the weeds from his  garden.  It was telegraphed over the  country.     This Brown  was  pil  loried by the public, to gratify  the white-blooded, anaemic enthusiasm of a few pious prigs.  It may be argued that he had  just cause for his work and that,  therefore, the magistrate should  not have fined him. Friends!  The Act for the preservation of  the Lord's peace takes no heed  to reason in such cases! The  Lord would, but not his guardians  here on earth, and in Toronto.  It is a weird and wonderful  tendency ; but it is an ever-growing one. More and more the  laws of man are being substituted  for the laws of the Supieme  Being. More and more, every  day, is the legal criminal being  regarded with tolerance, and  Morality and Legality becoming  synonymous.  Vox Populi, Vox Dei, forsooth.  The Merritt and District Industrial  o-   ��� .- ��� ���  Co-operative Society, Ltd.  Incorporated, July 18th, 191.1.  A general meeting of the shareholders of the above Society will be held on  Monday, July 31st  in the hall adjoining the Merritt Hotel.  BUSINESS :  Taking of Committees report.  Election of officers.  Admission of new members.  Any other business that may be  necessary, and to receive any subscriptions offered.  Present and intending shareholders  are earnestly invited to attend as the  business is important.  THE COMMITTEE.  ank of Montreal  Established  1817. Head Office:    Montreal  Capital (all paid up) - - $14,400,000.00  Cash and Undivided Profits - $12,961,789.11  Total Assets      -       -       -       -     $240,000,000.00  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  GENERAL   BANKING   BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  Branches in   the  Nicola Valley  MERRITT: NICOLA;  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager. J. F.S. GILLUM, Acting Sub-Agent  A  Joe Restaurant  FORMERLY ELITE RESTAURANT ~'  Will open for business on Tuesday,  August 1st.  Two Dining Rooms. First Class Meals Served.  Commutation Meal Tickets $6.00.  21  Meals for $5.00.  JOE TOP  Proprietor  Grand Opening of Merritt's New Show House  Everything  new and up-to-the-minute.       Come and enjoy yourself and bring  the family along.  Programme changed Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  TWO PERFORMANCES DAILY:  7:30 TILL 9, AND  TILL 10:30  9  VOGHT STREET, MERRITT,  "Moonshine and Love" and 'The Brass Button"  1000 Feet of Film.  "Loss of the Pearl Necklace" and "Discovered"  1000 Feet of Film.  "Adrift" and "A Child's Shawl"  1000 Feet of Film. Friday, July 28 1911  THE NIGOLA VALLEY NEWS  "Gemmill & 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.  L_  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Rev. T. Walker left last Tuesday on a week's visit to the coast.  Percy Ransom will leave for  either New Westminster or Kamloops to attend High School in  the next few weeks.  Archie Lilt le has returned from  a'fortnight's'jaunt, through the  Similkameen and Okanagan valleys. IiV.nl so p:ihl a brief visit  to. Kamloops, v. here he stayed  for a few days.  Haying on  the  Garcia  home  farm commenced early this week.  E. L. Darrah has purchased a  lot in the new townsite at Coalmont.   : ��~~ .-  Sharp razors, and Clean Towel.  -W. E. Brown. 52tf  It is understood that Francois  Roy will shortly take a position  in this city.   :���: o���:���~-~~  John Collett has been busy  during the week gathering his  crop of bay.   o '  Mr. and Mrs. A. Rear, of Kamloops, were in town on a visit  during the week.  William Cooper has been inspecting the site of the school at  Cloverdale, for the construction  of which he has the contract.  -o-  Mrs. J. A. McDonald and Mrs.  Ruark are visiting friends at  Lytton for a few days.  Jack Riddle, the Nimrod of  Otter Valley, has been in the  city this week on business.  "*" Lucky T6dd~6hce~mo"re"gFaces  the local landscape. He pulled  into town on Monday afternoon.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith  have returned from Vancouver,  where they have been,spending  a holiday.  William Schmock has returned  from a prospecting trip to the  Tulameen and Aspen Grove  section.  ' Mr. Rawlings, formerly of Vancouver anld'FdrFGeorg^haa taken  a position with G. B. Armstrong,  as head of the furniture department.  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 Flavor*.  ALSO  Different Flavor*.  rfL-  Remember also that we make  a specialty of all classes of  pastry work, and our bread  when once used always, brings  a new customer.  E. L DARRAH  Proprietor.  Next door to J. S. Morgan  Quilchena Avenue,     Merritt  Best Electric Massage always  on tap at Brown & Durham's  barber shop. 25tf  Frank Mansfield, one of the  genial hosts of 'the'Granite Creek  hotel, arrived in the city on  Tuesday evening. He reports  business brisk in that vicinity.  Mr. McAnulty, of Middlesboro,  was joined by his wife and family  and sister, who arrived here from  the old country last Friday.  The Bank of Toronto have decided to open from 7 to 9 on Saturday evenings for the accommodation of its customers, commencing in August."':-.  Mrs. Watt and her four children joined her husband at Collettville on Wednesday night. They  came direct from Durham, Eng.  Mrs. Watt is a sister of George  JamiesonV ~ *: ���.*--.-<������*.-<..���  O'Zachai-iah MeChamller, the  well-known millionaire lumberman and coal mine operator, lias  been in the. city for some time  visiting his old friend Thomas  O'Behan, engiruer and- philanthropist.. Having seen their  friends they decided upon a  course of vocal calisthenics, under the tutelage oi: MeWeamans  O'Reid. Some suspect, a fourth  party is responsible for this Sudden devotion to the Muses, and  the usual question today "0  Edgar Howe did you do it ?"  The  Henry Green, of Puyallup,  Washington, .stepfather of Geo.  McGruther, arrived in town on  Tuesday evening from Tacoma  to join his wife, who has been  staying here for some weeks.  Max Eckar returned.on Tuesday from Aspen Grove. He complains of the myriads of flies in  that section, which spoiled the  temper of Admiral Togo.  William Mclntyre went down  to Vancouver on.business on Saturday last. Since he sold the lot  opposite his hotel site Mac is a  "walking grin."  For the next few weeks G. B.  Armstrong will act as host to a  housep'arty of Vancouver ladies,  who arrived in town last evening.  They are Mr. Armstrong's sister-  in-law, Mrs. E. Foster, oiVVancouver, and her two children ;  Miss Snider ; Mrs. William Waul  and two sons ; and May and Vera  Armstrong, his daughters, who.  since the commencement of the  vacation at All Hallows school at  Yale, have been staying with  their .aunt,--Mrs. Foster. Mrs.  Ward's husband, a member of the  General Agency Corporation, of  Vancouver, and a ��� brother of  Frank Ward, manager of the  Douglas Lake Cattle Company,  will in all probability join the  party in few weeks.: W. E. Green,  of Vancouver, is also expected in  the city shortly.   -o   TENDERS WANTED  Tenders will be received up .to  Saturday, August 5th, at two  o'clock, by the Building; Com-  ittee of the Methodist Church,  for the erection of a Parsonage  at Merritt.  Plans and specifications can he  seen at N. J, Barwick's Harness  Shop, Merritt.  (Signed) N.J. Barwick,  Chairman of Building Committee.  _    TO OEEN AT COALMONT;���.*&>.  Messrs. Horswell and Abson,  who have been for some months  in the employ, of the G. B. Armstrong stores, .will .shortly sever  their connection with that concern to embark in business for  themselves at Coalmont. They  have made arrangements to go  into the grocery business there.  Both are experienced business  men, and. judging by the popularity which they have earned  while in this city, should meet  with a large measure of success  in their new venture.  A f.REDITABLE^NUMBER  is a 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.  Last but by no means  least these shoes are  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's Outfitters  Mcdonald block  Ladies Shoes.  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Canadian Wins  King's  Prize  "The Kid" has arrived in  town. Guess again, it's not a  girl! It's a dog and it belongs  to a Benedict, yclept Thomas,  with a "Royal" prefix to his  name.  Mrs. Frank Slough has returned to the city after a month's  vacation, during which time she  spent about a fortnight in Vancouver and the balance of the  time at Salmon Arm as the guest  of her husband's parents, who  have a large fruit ranch in that  vicinity.  o   Word has been received from  Frank Stokes and G. S. iVieikle-  john, both formerly compacted  with our contemporary. They  are in Vancouver, the latter being  engaged in real estate hrok-rago.  J. P. Boyd, manager of the  Diamond Val Supply Company,  went up to Golden last Saiutdav  to visit his wife's family. Mrs.  Boyd preceded him about a week  and will remain ih.ro until '!'�����  hot spell is owe,  We are in receipt of the third  issue of the New Empire magazine, published in Vernon by S.  N. Dancey, and a perusal of it  has led us to write a few wcrds  in commendation.  When we received the first number we were  pleased   with   the  idea embodied in its  pages  and  gratified to observe that the publishers were not going  to   spare  expense in making a  production  that would be a credit to the  inland press of the province,   and  compiled, at the same   time,   in  such a manner to   compare   favourably   with   like   productions  in the east and to rank with any  publicity    magazine   which   the  prospective  investor   in  the, old  country might have on his table.  The second issue of the magazine  was an   improvement  upon   the  first; and the third, in our  opinion, is all that could  possible be  desired.    A few may believe that  the fact that it is not printed on  a highly calendai ed   paper prevents    the    illustiaihi s    ben g  shown to the. very best advantage.  But the paper used is most   suitable for a nicely finislu d product  ami   at;   the   same    ie<!uo s    the  weight of the issue so that   even  a haphazard purcha.-. r  n ay   not  hesitate to mail a copy l0:; t''il'"d  mi account, "f   poMagi'   chaig< s.  The magazine is a cr- dit    t<>   the  press of the province.  Private Clifford Secures Coveted  Honor at Bisley  Bisley Camp, July 24. ���Private  Clifford, of the Royal Grenadiers,  Toronto, won the King's Prize,  the greatest event of the Bisley  meet. Clifford, a few days ago,  won the Prince of Wales Prize.  Sergt. Martin, of the Highland  Light Infantry, won the grand  aggregate, consisting of the challenge trophy, the N.-R. A. gold  cross and ��10, ��%e trophy being  presented by the council of the  Dominion Rifle Association of  Canada. This prize goes to the  highest aggregate in the first  stages of the King's Prize, and  the St. George's Vase, and in  several other events of the service rifle type. Sergt. Ommund-  sen. of the Royal Scottish, was  second and won the silver cross  and ��5; Sergt. Russel was third  and won the bronze cross and ��5:  as did the following Canadians,  Lieut. E. H. Morris. 12th; Pte.  .Cliff ord. ^Qth^and_Pte.3ibbjy  30th. The following won ��2 :  Corp. Trainor, 72nd, and Lieut.  Clark, 73rd.  Incorporated  THE  1855.  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 apital   -    .    - - -        $4,000,000  Reserve Fund     - $4,944,777  ANDREWS   &   SMITH,   Proprietors.  SITUATE   BETWEEN   COLDWATER   HOTEL  THE  BANK OF  MONTREAL.  NOW  THE MOST UP-TO-DATE  POOL ROOM  IN THE INTERIOR.  ���A Complete Stock  of   High-class  Tobaccos, Cigars,  Pipes, etc., always on hand.  A   car of  Split  Cedar  Posts just  arrived.     Another  coming.    Also  of   Fir   Pickets.      Prices  ca  rload  reasonable, at  rritt Lumber Yard  ANDREW McGORAN, -   PROPRIETOR��� . THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS'  POTATO   DISPLAY  Carload of  British   Columbia   Tubers  To Be Shown at New York  Arrangements are being made  by the department of agriculture  for a thoroughly comprehensive  and representative collection of  potatoes from the various farming districts of this province, to  be sent for exhibition at the American Land and Irrigation Ex-,  position at Madison Square Gar-1  dens, New York,  from the 3rd  to the 12th of November next,  where the collection will also be  entered  in   competion   for   the  Stillwell trophy and $1.000 prize.  It is expected that this potato  display, if it can be arranged for,  will  comprise a full carload of  superlatively   excellent   tubers,  the exhibit being taken to New  York under the personal charge  of an official of the department,  most probably Exhibition Commissioner Branrith.  In addition to this proapective  provincial representation in the  competition for the Stillwell  trophy and prize money, British  Columbia will also be given desirable publicity by a number of  individual entries, chiefly from  the Delta and Ashcroft districts.  providing for eight fleet units,  eight battle squadrons, to be  built within twenty-two years,  with the necessary cruisers, destroyers and submarines for each  unit. The Commonwealth is now  spending two million pounds a  year in its naval requirements.  "Of course it is in the Pacific  that  Canada  requires   its  navy  most.    I  can't   quite  see  what  your advisers have in view. They  (have  the  Niobe  and  Rainbow,  'bought from the admiralty, and  I am told that another cruiser,  an old vessel, is to be bought at  scrap price for use as a training  vessel.    Admiral Kingsmill was  in  England when I left, I presume arranging for the invitation  to shipbuilders to prepare plants  in Canada foj the construction oi"  the vessels decided upon.  Friday. July 28,  19H  malt in the evacuation of San  Juan island after His Majesty  Emperor \Vi:iiam, of Germany,  had made boundard award in favor of the United States after the  joint occupation of the island for  eleven years by British and  United States troops following  the dispute w hich bi gan over the  killing of a Hudson's Bi y pig,  and at one time threatened war.  Cod Liver Oil With  the Oil Taken Out  CANADA'S NAVY  $��*.: -That Canada compares most  disadvantageous^ with Australia  in its beginnings of a naval policy  "was the statement made by Ad-  . miral William Hannam Henderson, R.N., who left for Australia  on the R.M.S. Makura last week.  Admiral Henderson, chatting  Vwith a Colonist representative on  the deck of the Makura, said :  "Australia is a long way in  advance of other parts of the  Empire in its preparations for a  navy, and while Canada is playing at the business Australia has  'gone about the formation of a  navy in a business-like way. It  is not because my brother is  planning    the     Commonwealth  - navy that I say this.    It is well  known  CANADA'S QUIESENCE  'Canada does not seem to have  the same amount of fear of strife  in the Pacific as that which pro-  prevails in  Australia, and  personally I am not alarmed as to  any grave danger in the position,  at least from Japan. Japan could  not possibly take any steps in the  Pacific  without the  consent of  Great Britain and the Em] i e,  and also of the United States.  I am a great friend of the Japanese, and I do not think that the  rulers of Japan have any such  intentions as many credit them  with in the Pacific.    Japan has  made great advances, going from  the feudal system to a place as a  world power within my lifetime,  and there is no doubt but that  the   nation   will   become   more  powerful, out I do not anticipate  danger to Canada or Australia  from Japan."  Admiral Henderson is no stranger to Victoria; in fact he is an  old-timer of this city. He made  his first visit to Canada in 1860,  when he was a midshipman attached to one of the vessels of  the squadron, which accompanied  fie late King Edward when  Prince of Wales on his visit to  Canada, and in 1870 he came to  Esquimalt on the frigate Liverpool, one of the  vessels  of   the  THE GERMAN MENACE  Addressing a banquet given by  the bankers of London last week  David Lloyd George, chancellor  of   the  exchequer,   referred   to  Great Britain's continually growing   prosperity,   which  he   said  could only be arrested by a disturbance of the  world's peace.  Therefore he was ready to make  great sacrifices to preserve peace.  Therefore he was ready to make  great sacrifices to preserve peace  and would rejoice at the- success  of   the arbitration  negotiations  with the United States.    But, he  added, it was essential that Great  Britain   at   all   hazards   should  maintain her place and prestige  among the great powers.  The Liberal morning -papers,  which refer to the fact that  Chancellor Lloyd George in his  address read the important passages slowly and carefully from  a prepared manuscript, regard  his utterances as an embodiment  of the cabinet's views, and it is  not doubted that it was a hint to  Germany with regard to Morocco.  that when Australia determined to have a naval unit,  "**it*"consulted  the admiralty and I Flying Squadron, -which came"to  ascertained the best plan to fol- Esquimalt .in that year.    He was  ?tow.     An  admiralty  was   then on the Esquimalt station   again  rformed.    Canada has not even from 1872 to 1876, when he   was  :an admiralty. Then my brother,  Admiral Henderson, was called,  and he has sketched a programme  on the sloop-of-war Petrel, and  i i 1873 he took part with the  British naval forces from Esqui-  This  Little  Crank  In  Your  KAtQhen  NEW PACIFIC BOATS  A fortnightly service to the  Orient will be maintained by the  C. P. R. on thearrivel of the two  new 15,000-ton steamers on the  Pacific coast, according to advices  received from Montreal.  The report states that the vessels, orders for which have been  placed with the Fairfield Ship':  building company of Glasgow,  will not be ready till the spring  of 1913, instead of Christmas of  next year, as stated by W. T.  Payne, manager of the company  in China, during his visit to Vancouver last week.  One of the Pacific Empresses  now in service will be withdrawn  from the present run, on which  they have been for twenty years,  but she will remain on the Pacific  coast on another route.  A Triumph for Chemical Science and  Pharmaceutical Skill  Oil from the liver of the cod-fish has  been used as a preventative of disease  and a restorative for ages.  For a long time it has been the general  opinion that the medicinal value of Cod  Liwr Oil was the greasy, oily part itself  ���its only drawback being the unpalatable, fishy taste of the oil.  From the first experts have been trying to find means to make it more palatable. They used to "cut" it "with  whiskey���take it in wine���flavor it with  lemon juice���anything to get away from  that abominable fishy taste and smell.  Lots of people still take it in Emulsion form, which is nothing more than  "churned" oil���broken up���but still  greasy, oily and a strain on the digestion.  Doctors used to think it was the oil  itself that built up the system���they  were slow to find out that the oil was a  distinct drawback to the medicinal principles contained in it.  Crude oil is quite indigestible, and  will, in time, put the strongest stomach  out of order.  A way has now been discovered to do  away with the grease and the smell, and  yet retain all the medicinal properties  of the liver. This is done by removing  the fresh oil from the new livers. The  liver pulp is then reduced to the form  of an extract like beef extract.  Nyal's Cod Liver Compound is simply  this liver extract combined with an extract of malt and healing wild cherry.  It also contains the true hypophosphites.  This combination makes Nyal's Cod  Liver Compound a delicious tonic-  builds up the system, and makes you  strong.  Take it when you feel yourself losing  your grip. It's a pleasure to take���  even the children like it.  Get a bottle to-day and ward off  disease. $1.00 for a large bottle. Your  druggist will cheerfully recommend it  beenuM he knows all about it.  Sold and Guaranteed by  Gemmill & Rankine Merritt.  Nicola Valley  rke  -Dealers in;  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry,  Ham and Bacon.  -Manufacture! s 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 Y  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  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,  1150,   1149   and   3755, and pre-emption  records number  5434,   6093 and 5867 in  Osoyoos District.       v  '.       FRANK PORTER PATTERSON  By his agent J. D. Anderson,  of. Trail, B. C.  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   an d   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  aves 20 % on Coa!  It U a, wonderful patent f!cv!ce, the Oxford E  f r use only on  conomizer, nr.j ;; licensed  STOVES  'and RANGES  i <.  s��s  hn-J ma7e,l0U3 insulator keeps tho oven at a e'ven temperature. No  TN 7 V/.=5,tc'f7"ot:il"e C3C3 up tlie flue but baj o:\jvs, steam and smoke.  ���n i   nV-  , r hour3 W'tho':t a-ention-rcaJy f jr immediate use-  nnd all tins labor, tim3 and fuel savcj by si.npiy tarni.:g ti.3 crank.  With the Divided Oven F!u, Strip you have even baking, because of  tie perfect distribution of heat, secured by this expert arrangement.  The Reversible Grate <C3tHB  is provided with strong,  interlocking teeth that reduce coals to ashes by  a single turn. In appearance, in details of finish  and design the Chancellor  is an ornament as well as  a necessity in any kitchen.��  The Range here represented and other Gur-  ney-Oxfords of every sort  .for   every   purpose,   dis-  f played on our floor.  SPECIAL DEMONSTRATION  NOW  MERRITT MERCANTILE COMPANY  CANADA AND JAPAN  The Canadian government has  been advised by the Colonial  Office that notwithstanding the  abrogation of Japan's commer-  cial treaty with Great Britain, to  which Canada became a party a  Se w=y ears=agoyJaparrwil lyjoW  tinue to treat Canadian products  under the' 'most favored nations."  terms. Accordingly the govern,  ment has pioclaimed the act  passed in May last, empowering  the Canadian government to improve the existing scales of duty  on Japanese products pending the  conclusion of a new commercial  treaty.  W. A. BARNE  Contractor for Painting, Paper Hanging and  Kolsomining.  All Work Guaranteed Pirst-class.  MERRITT,   B.  .C  PUBLIC HIGHWAYS.  PROVINCE of BRITISH COLUMA  NOTICE is hereby given that all  Public Highways in unorganized Districts, 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  G.R. Hankey &Co,  LIMITED.  Real Estate and Insurance  Okanagan Lands  All Classes of Investments Placed.  Head Offices: -      - Vernon, B. C  THOMAS TAYLOR,  Minister of Public Works.  Department of Public Works,  Victoria, B. C, July 7th, 1911.      -35  AN   IRRITATING   MALE  FAILING  Mrs. William Leeds, who took  Mrs. George Keppel's house in  London for the Coronation season, came from New York with  forty huge trunks, all the same  size, all mounted with shining  brass, all claret-colored, and all  as lustr us as the body of a motor car.  Mrs. Leeds, as her forty trunks  imply dresses very beautifully.  She spends a large amount upon  her wardrobe, and at a dinner at  the Plaza discussing the fact that  woman's dress is so much more  expensive and so much less durable than mans',  she once said:  "We women dress foolishly,  and we will continue to do so till  men dissaprove; but"���  She smiled upon the men seated at the table.  "No man in the world ever disapproved of dres extravagance  in a woman unless she happened  to be his wife."  CANADIAN  lal  Train leaves 12.35 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.40.  itt-l-IVPiyi/lflriH-E^^H-Slt^ihl^  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.X  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation  r e s e rved  and complete passage booked   to any part   of   Great  Britain.   For rates and sail-   I  ings apply to  P. H. PUFFER  Agent - Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  WM. COOPER  General Contractor of Plastering  BRICK, STONE, CEMENT BLOCKS AND  GENERAL CEMENT WORK.  ALL WORK NEATLY AND PROMPTLY EXECUTED!  PRESSED CEMENT STEPSy GRAVE STONES^  FENCE POSTS, ETC.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The choicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop. Friday,  July 28 1911  THRN1CTLA  VALLEY NEWS  The "Carhartt  ����  Not   Like  Other  Gioves  Sewed with Wax Thread  HEAT  water  rmi  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.  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.  AGS AND SUIT CAS1  We_have^received���a  all sizes and prices :  1  zwctG*     ehirtm**nf ^f    TVggi  ehinmont    e\t- .   I *�������*�� ire    ^4-   to $12.  Suit Cases in great variety, in linen and leather lined.  4.50 to $12  es from 75c to $1.50  DRY GOODS  GROCERIES  BOOTS AND SHOES  MEN'S FURNISHINGS       HARDWARE 8  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS *  Friday. July 28, 1911  I  I  That I have for  sale, city  LOT 19  in BlockS, on  situated between the  Merritt Hotel and" Bank  of Montreal for  This is the best  snap in Merritt  today and that  has been of fer-  ed for months/  adjoining property holders  are asking $450  for their lots,  and some paid  $350 a year  ago.  the values of  lots in the city  have comment-  "eci pon my  price of $210  for this lot and  say     there    is  something  wrong.     The  only thing  I wrong is that I  am selling this  lot for 1Q0 per  ct. lessthanad-  | joining property holders and  can give a clear  title.  ACT QUICK  I  Real Estate and  Financial Broker.  MERRITT, B. C  I  ��*  TAY PAY AND DICK  Continued from page one.  severer climate of the New World  The head is again massive and,  surmounted by a mane of thick,  snow-white hair, it makes even  more striking the personal appearance.  There is at first a curious resemblance to the head of Sir Wilfrid Laurier���the same complex-  Iion, the same massiveness of head  the same mane of white hair, but  the resemblance is not as great  when you examine the two men  more closely. Sir Wilfrid Laurier  has the long thin face  of  the  typical Frenchman���indeed the  Dominion Premier always looks  to rrie as it he walked out of a  portrait of the noblesse of France  in the days before the Revolution.  Mr. McBride has the short face,  massive head and the thick hair  of the Celt of the West.    Analyzing still further the face and  features of the figure of the great  British Columbian, you see curious contradictions with the impression of athletic massiveness.  The mouth is small, the deep-set  eyes are soft brown,   the feet  and hands are small���there are  delicacy, sensitiveness, a certain  artistic element in this big, massive man as well  as  strength.  And, above all.  the dominating  impression is of strength that is  at the same time the simplicity,  the geniality, and the comradship  of that true democratic sentiment  you find in these new countries,  where men all start from small  beginnings before they reach to  wealth and power.  GREAT RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE  The ancestry of the man will  supply you with the explanation  of the apparent contradictions in  his physique, and the different  factors that make up the powerful and   attrartive   personality.  Asked once  by an importunate  elector as to his special religious  views for they have some faint  echoes even in far British Columbia of the racial and religious  feuds of our Old World, and especially of that part of it which  lies within the frontiers of Ireland  ���Mr.   McBride described   with i  great humor how his father was  an orahgeman  from  the  north,  and his mother a  Catholic from  the south of Ireland, and how as  July 12th approached every year  the father bought and the mother  tore down from the wall the picture of William of Orange,  and  how,   on  the   other   hand,   the  father treated in like fashion the  chromotype of the Pope which  the mother thought the fittest  ornament of the home.     The elector was silenced amid the genial  laughter^ofthe^crowd.���And=Mr.-  McBride is the perfect amalgam  of these two contradictory types  of Irish life.    He has abounding  toleration for men of all creeds,  recognizes no political distinction  because of differences in religious  faith, and with equal grace and  general acceptance attends the  bazaar for the Catholic Church  and the opening of the Baptist  chapel.     And in  his  character  there   are    blended   the   stern  strength of the Ulster Orangeman and the genial softness of  the Catholic mother from Mun-  ster.  It is one of the secrets of Mr.  M"Bride's unique hold over his  people that he belongs to them in  every nerve of his being. He  was born in British Columbia and  though he went to the law school  at Halifax, in Nova Scotia, to get  his professional training, he has  lived almost every hour of his life  in his own province and amonghis  own people. And he is never  out of touch with them or with  their outlook on things. Any  day you can see him in Victoria,  moving easily among the people,  saluting every man he meets, for  he knows them all, or seated in  the vestibule in the beautiful  Canadian Pacific hotel over a  cup of tea, talking easily and  familiarly to everyone who comes  J to join the circle.   He is the ruler  with something of the Cadi in  his methods and manners.  Some nine or ten years ago Mr.  McBride was leader of the Opposition, resisting a great Railway  Bill.    At the end of a teriffic figh t  extending over months, the ministry was defeated, and Mr. Mc-  bride  was called by the  whole  voice of the country to take up  its government.    He started with  what was  a surprising and  in  many   quarters   an   unwelcome  transformation  of the   political  life of the country.     Hitherto  ministries had been a collection  of men   of  different parties���a  personal rather than  a political  combination.     Mr. McBride resolved that this was an unhealthy  method of governing representative institutions,  and he substituted party for personal government; or, in other words, government by party instead of government by faction.  EMPIRE'S YOUNGEST PREMIER  He was was just a little over  30 years of age when he reached  this great position���the youngest  Prime   Minister   in    the   whole  British   Empire.    He   has   held  office for nine years since.    The  exteot of his power is best realized when it is said that of the  42 members of the legislature 38  are his supporters.     Of the remaining four two are  Liberals  and two are Labor men, and the  Labor men are found in his lobby at   least   as  often as in the  opposite.    In these years he has  achieved  wonders  for his  Province.    Looked at with suspicion  when he started, he appealed in  vain   to financiers and bankers  for assistance  in  financing the  Province; now he is independent  of them all.    The Province has  made such progress that today it  stands in as high a financial position as any country in the Empire. ..  Everywhere you see manifestations of the indomitable energy  of the man. The illimitable resources of the vast country are  being developed with feverish  energy and under the guidance  of a man who knows by personal  travel almost every inch of the  vast tesritory. His last and most  ambitious project is the foundation of a British Columbia University, which he means to make  as to endowment and as to professorship the equal of any univei'  sity in the world. Again and  again the Conservative party of  the Dominion have asked him to  leave his Province and take his  place on the greater stage of the  Dominion in the Parliament  House at Ottawa. But he has  steadily resisted all such appeals  up to the present. His heart and  h i s=w ork=a re=s ti I ha mrorfgrlTiFBWTT  people. ���Daily Chronicle, Lun-  don, Eng.  TO SEE OUR FINISH  By that we don't mean funeral obsequies, but our superior quality of i igh-grade  lumber, which is absolutely  essential in any building  where beauty and durability  are desired. It's the stuff  used for base, casing, cornices and all sorts of interior  work; and to insure the best  results should be of proper  color and grain, according to  theusestowhich 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 its advantages-:  natural color and grain ���  which cannot.be secured in  lumber purchased haphazardly from Tom, E ick or  Harry. A look won't cost  you a cent, but may add dollars to the value of your new  home. Come in. We show  you before you buy.  "There's No P7ace Like Home."  Vancouver Lumber  Co., Ltd.  MERRITT, B. C.  Refrigerator keeps your food fresh and nice to  eat. All 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.  It renovates your furniture, cleans your house  interior and makes the exterior handsome and  restful.    Try it.  GENERAL PROVIDERS  New Howse Block  Quilchena Avenue

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