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 ���<*  Vol. 2, No   28  MERRITT, B. C. AUGUST 25,  1911  Price 5 Cenls  Coalmont Will  Have Coke Ovens  Two Hundred  Ovens to Be Installed Next Spring  On Monday W. L. Parrish, secretary of the Columbia Coal arid  Coke Company, a close corporation controlling a coal basin of  sixty-four hundred acres, at Coalmont, near Granite Creek, arrived in the city en route to bis  home in Winnipeg. In conversation with the News Mr. Parrish  gave some interesting details as  to the progresa of development  work at Coalmont.  "Our main tunnel ' " he said.  "Is now in fourteen hundred and  fifty feet. This tunnel is seven  by eleven feet. It was started  about fourteen or fifteen hundred feet above the level of the  river, and we expect that by the  -time we are able to ship coal we  shall be taking out two thousand  tons every day from that tunnel.  Then we contemplate starting  another tunnel about six hundred  feet lower down the hill into another seam. We have a diamond  drill-at work now prospecting,  . west of .the first.tunnel... This, is.  down about one hundred feet."  "Are you going to install a coal  washer in your tipple? "  " The contract for the tipple,  which should be ready by the  time we are ready to ship, has  been let to the Schaeffer Company of Chicago, the same people  who have the contract for the  installation' of the new tipple at  Middlesboro for the Nicola Valley  Coal and Coke company. It will  be an up-to-date tipple in every  respect.*"  "Do you intend to install  coking ovens ? "  "Yes. They will be put in  between the track of the V. V. &  E.   railway  and   the '< Tulameen  pany feel that they need not  hurry in the matter.  y As to the possibilities of success attending i the ; company's  activities, transportation to the  Boundary country is assured by  the'completion of the V. V. & E.  The seams'-of coal are large and  generally of a high grade of bituminous, a large part making  excellent coking coal. So conservative an - engineer as Mr.  Camsell, of the. Dominion Geological Survey, estimated the  coal in sight at one hundred and  eighty million tons ; and that  estimate is much smaller than  those by private engineers.  .. It is rumoured that a large  smelter is to be installed in the  vicinity of the copper claims  around Princeton, and should  this be correct th ere is a certain,  market for";large quantities of  coke right at the ovens almost.  The coal is easily mined and  there is no doubt that under competent management a stock com-  yany should be able to make large  profits. If floated into a public  company the present syndicate  could offer the public the inducement" of a going concern.  Contract Has  Been Awarded  For Construction  of Kamloops-  Yellowhead Section  Smith-Clark  At Kamloops  river."  "' How many do you think you  will install for a beginning ? "  " We shall probably commence  with about two hundred ovens."  "How about transportation ?"  was the next question. " Will the  steel be laid on the V. V. & E.  into Coalmont very soon?"  '' There are about one hundred  men busy on that work now,"  Mr. Parrish replied. "I was informed before I left there that  the steel will be completed into  Coalmont by the fifteenth of next  month."  "About what will be the expenditure involved by the time  you commence shipping ?"  "When the coke ovens and  everything else is finished I expect   we   shall   have  Well-known Local Residents are  Married  On Wednesday last, at the St.  Paul's Church, "Kamloops, the  Rev. Mr. Akehurst united  marriage Miss Hilda Smith and  Thomas E. Clark. Both bride  and groom are well-known in this  city, where they have been residing for some time past; but  it was net until the receipt of  invitation to the wedding that  their friends were apprised of  their intention to get married.  The bride was attended by her  sisters, Misses' Lucy and Edith  S mi thy while=the~groom= was=as^  sis ted by Mr. Archer. The church  was prettily decorated for the  occasion, and a large number of  friends of both parties assembled  to witness the ceremony.  After the ceremony in the  church the bridal party adjourned  to the home of Mrs. Smith, on  Battle Street.  breakfast was partaken of, after  which the happy couple left on  their honeymoon to Vancouver.  The gifts were both numerous  and beautiful. Mr. and Mrs.  Smith will make their home in  this city.  The contract for thebalanceof  the Canadian Northern line from  Kamloops to the British Golum-  bis boundary line where the rail  head from the prairies now.  touches was lefcon Tuesday to the  Northern Construction Company.  Sub-contracts will be awarded for  the entire distance by the latter  company within a few weeks and  tenders are now being called. The  announcement was made by Mr. J.  M. Mercer, Vancouver manager of  the Northern Construction Gom-  pany, upon the receipt of a telegram from the headquarters of  the Danadian Northern Railway  Company in Toronto. -   !  Roughly speaking the distance  involved in tdis contract is in the  neighborhood of 300 miles from  Kamloops to the railhead west of  Edmonton which is now at the  boundary line between the pro-;  vinces of British Columbia-and  Alberta. The contract for that  part of the line from Hope to  Kamloops was given over a month  ago and has already been prac:  tically.all subdivided among the  railway constructing firms which  have made Vancouver their headquarters for the past year. The  long span to the Yellowhead Pess  will now also be dlaced in the  hands of the construction firms  bids being at present inuited by  in the Northern Construction Company.  This stretch linking up the two  railroads east and west and thus  connecting the Canadian Northern  System from Ontario to the Pa-  Hossack. f ormer minister of  Deer Park Presbyterian Church,  and Liberal candidate for the provincial riding of North Toronto,  announced himself yesterday as  an independent candidate in  South Toronto agai n s t Mr.  Claude . MacDonnell -(Conservative) and Mr.- J^hn J. Ward  (Liberal). He opposes reciprocity  and will advocate legislation to  invalidate the Ne Temere decree:  Duff erin ,L i b e r a Is yesterday  nomina ed Mr. D. B. Brown of  Orangeville to oppose Mr. John  Best.  North Waterloo Liberals renominated Hon. W. L. Mackenzie  King yesterday, while Dr. Sylvester Moyer of Preston was nom-  imated in the.south riding.  Montreal, Aug. 22���The following list of Opposition candidates  in Montreal district has been  given outfromConservative head-  qua'ters here: Bagot, T. Marcil,  Montreal; Beauharnois, J. C. H.  Bergeron; Brome, H. G. Baker;  Champly - Vercheres, J. H. R.  Rainville; Champlain, P. E. Blon-  din, Grand Mere; Comphon' F.  Cromwell, Cookshire; TwoMou n-  tains, A. Fauteaux, St. Eus'tache;  Drummond, Arthabasca, A.  Gilbert, Stanford; Hochelaga,  Louis Godeere. Huntingdon, Dr.  R. E:'walsh; .'Jacques"-Cartier, * F.  f>. Monk; Joliette, %J. A. Cuil-  bault; Labelle, H. Achil; L'As-  sompton, J. L. Morin; Laval, J.  E. E. Leonard. Ste. Rose; Maski-  nonge, A. Belmarre, St. Poulin;  Missisquoi, Dr. Pickel, Sweet-  burg: St. Ann's, G. J. Doheriy;  St. Antione, H. B. Ames. St..  Lawerence, G. F. Johns tan; Pon-  tiac, C. R. Brabazon. Portage Du  Fort; Richelieu, A. P. Valais,  Sorel; Richmond, M. Davidson,  Grauby; Sherbrook, C. Dv White;  R. U.. i Vic.niy, ofchaiWIlow Fall #Fi:l���hf firm  Grange ranch at Canford. was in  F ail   ^*niDltICn  the city on business today.  Dr. T. V. Ctrtin paid a visit to  mametteftLake during the latter  part of the week. Early in th9  he was at Pike monntain.  ��� ���o :   H. W. Sutcliffe has been appointed returning officer for the  Coutlee polling station.  -o-  Mayor Eastwood has been appointed returning officer for the  elections in this city on September 22nd.  Final Meeting  Directors to Complete the Final  Plans on September 1st  President A. W. Strickland, of  the Nicola Valley Agricultural  and Horticultural Association,  has called the final meeting of  directors of the association, to  complete the plans for the exhibition to be held here on the  7th of next month, for the afternoon of the 1st, which is this  day week.  It is probable that some new  special prizes may be submitted  Walter Blake, a Nelson business   man,   is   visiting   Charles  Falconer  this  week.     He   may .tor consideration at the meeting  decide to locate here.   _o   L. Thompson was severely {injured at his ranch up the Cold-  water last week. W bile mowing  hay the horses became frightened and bolted throwing him  under the machine.  W, ��� H. Arm strong, general  manager of the Nicola Valley  Coal and Coke company, arrived  in the city accompanied by his  secretary last evening. This  morning he inspected the work  being done on the new tipple and  returned to the coast on this  afternoon's train.  cific ocean is said to   involve no' Soulanges, C. A. Lortie, St. Polv  great difficulties in the way of  grading and steel   laying,   the  work not being by any means so  heavy as that through the Fraser  River Valley, where heavy tunnel  about three-quarters of a million  dollars."  The News man then asked  whether or not any stock would  be placed upon the market. Mr.  Parrish replied that the company  has no intention of issuing stock  at present; but he did not state  that the close corporation might  be floated into a public company  in the near future at all. We  gathered from his remarks upon  this matter that while itis not  improbable that a stock issue  may be made some time in the  future the members ot the com-  The Nicola Valley Pine Lumber,  expended' company have completed the in-  construction was necessary.  The contract calls for the completion of the grading from Kamloops" to.-the provincial boundry  in about two years. From Kam-  looqs the route is along the North  Thompson River to Tete Juune  Cache and east through the Yellowhead Pass. For the greater  There a wedding, portion of the distance northeast  from Kamloops the railway will  traverse almost unknown country, said, however, to be exceedingly fertile. The North Thompson Valley is wider than that ef  the Fraser for the most part and  comparatively little turnnelling  will have to be done, it is expected. There will be some rock work  said Mr Mercer, with steam shovel Work and general team work. ;  carpe; Scanstead, C. W. Paige,  Coaticooke; Terrebone, B. Nante.  St. Jerome. Three Rivers. Dr. L.  P. Normand: Vaudreuiil, 'Delery  Jtac_Donald.-Rigaud.;-WrJght,-^f''/;.  Cousin Hiii; Yani&bka, Hon. J.  A. Ouim'jt, Pierreville.  : Hon. S. Fisher was renominate  ed by Brome Liberals ytsteiday  afternoon.  Vancouver; ���Aid. H. .feteuens  was nominsted as the Conservative candidate tnis evening.  j . Strangely enough there ap-  ; pears to be a lack of interest  evinced by the members of the  various ladies' aids in the offer  of the association to grant refreshment privileges to the highest bidder. There should be a  considerable profit in this privilege for the highest bidder and  it should be well , worth the  troubUyof making a bid for. All  bids must be in the hands of  President Strickland by Sept. 1,  at three o'clock,   v  A correction  has been found  necessary in respect to the special  prizes offered by the Nicola Valley- News.    The i nterest- aroused -  ' by the announcement of the competition has convinced the man-  ' agement of this paper that it will  ��� be desirable to divide the com-  i petition into two classes, viz. : ���  Que prize fur persons seventeen  [years oJd and over, and two for  children sixteen 3 t ai band under.  For the elders the  prize offered  is $7;* and for the juniors a fiist  prize of $5 and a second of $3.  That the winning essays will be  published in the News will enable  local    residents    to   familiarise  themselves with the various aspects   of   agricultural   industry  throughout  the  valley;   at the  same time it will stimulate competition.  Alexander Lucas, M. P. P., who  will speak at tonight's meeting  in Menzies' Hall.  Fish Ladder at Canford  stallation of a fish ladder at their'  dam across the Petite creek. This  was inspected by Fisheries Inspector Edwards during the week  and approved by him. The salmon  are now able to get up their to  spawning grounds without much  difficulty.  MARRIAGE  At Nicola, by the Rev. George  Murray, M. A., on August 18th,  Margaret Anna Watson to  George Mathipsnri, bo'h nj"  Fifeshire, Scotland.  77-7    NOMINATIONS  Saskatoon, Bask, Aug. 22. ���E.  M. Biu.nauk of-Dendurn, was  yesterday afternoon r< niinatc d  by th e farmers, of the constituency of Saskatoon as an jnde*  pendant canditate at the forthcoming election.  Winnipeg, Aug, 22.-r-The convention of Provincial Conservatives heldat St B -riifaciyesu-r-  day nominated Mayor J. A. F.  Bleau of St. Boniface to oppus<  Dr. J. P. Molloy  Toronto, Aug.22- Rev. D. C.  The Conservative Platform  Ottawa, Aug. 16.��� Before leaving the city to begin his  campaign on the hustings, Hon. R. L. Borden issued a statement pledging the Liberal-Conservative party to carry" out  the following policy if returned to power :  1.���A thorough reorganization of the method by which  public expenditure is supervised. Increase in what is known  as ordinary controllable expenditure from $21,500,00fiin 1896  to nearly $74,000,000 in 1911 is proof of extravagance beyond  any possible defence."���  2..���Granting of their natural resources to the prairie  provinces.  3. ���Construction  of the  Hudson Bay Railway and its  peration by an independent commission.  4. ���Control and operation by the state of termina  elevatoi S,  5. Necossory encouragement for the establishment  and carrying on a cnilled m jat industry.  Q. ���Establishment of a permanent tariff commission.  7.---Graining   of   substantial   assistance  towards'  the  improvement of our public highways.  8. ���-Extension'.of free ruial mail'delivery.  9. -*E< tension of civil service reform.  10.���Granting of liberal assistance to the provinces for  -.the purpose--"of Pupplem.pr.iing and extendii g'the work of  airnViilt'ir:i*. educational and t'or the improvement of agriculture.--' ;  ���     li.���Am improvement in ihe feministrjilive policy.  Telegraph up Coldwater  Messers Purdne and Hay ward,  of this city, have taken the contract from Macdonell, Gzuvsk &  Co., for the construction of thirty  miles of telegraph line up the  Coldwater river to Brookvillc, the  new town site, which is to be put  on the market either this fall or  early in the spring.  ��� The contract stipulates that the  telegraph line must be completed  by December 1st; but the contractors have expressed their  belief that they will have finished the work before the middle of  November.  The members of this firm are  well known locally, Mr. Hayward  having been for some time superintendent of goverment tele<  graphs between this city and  Summerland; while Mr, Puidue  has been acting as his assi&tent  f .r the past few months. Both  are experienced men. and quite  capable of handling large plcnt-  rical contracts.  -r���-9-  Qeopge Irvine went down to  Spence's Bridge today to, commence work on the contract he  his taken for the finishing.of the  improvemtnts which Mr.Clemts  is making to his Duildings< ������������-���������o ���������������-���-  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, August 25,  1911  ontreal  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.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING    BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  Branches in   the   Nicola Valley  MERRITT: NICOLA:  A. W. STRICKUND, Manager. J. F. S. GILLUM, Acting Sub-Agent  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year advance  Six months $1.00  j. w. ELLIS       -  FRANK M. COFFEE  Manager  Editor  One dollar per inch per montn far reg-ular advertising1. Land and water notices .$7.50 for 60  days.    $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising 10 words for 25 cents,  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract advertising.  Address        ..'.'.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P O. Box 20 Merritt. B.C  Phone 25.  A SHAMELESS CONTEMPORARY  But for the reflection which  the publication of an article in the  latest issue of the Phoenix Pioneer  casts upon the Press of the province we should hesitate to drag  from its mired- obscurity that  pamphlet.���, There is at least the  satisfaction that we are pointing  out to the public that such' scavengers are rare in British Columbian journalism.  The editor of the Pioneer is  evidently depressed by financial  difficulties, and he ejects the  following.:��� ',X-\ ���       i������-/y-'������;.-'  "Dear Mr. Millar, we love your  lawn tennis, but 0 you payroll!  And where is that government  advertising we were promised for  our support ? " y  It seems incredible that anyone  could have the audacity to advertise to the world that the editorial  policy of his paper, which,' however obscure, to a certain extent  has an effect upon public opinion,  and hence has certain obligations  to its readers, could be moulded  by the highest bidder. Surely  the Press would be a pitiful  spectacle were such conditions  common !  Here is confirmation of Bruce's  scathing indictment of C. H.  Gibbons with a vengeance ! We  sincerely hope that the provincial government was not a party  =t^theyii"s"grace=fu1^ffence^lleged^  Pickles, sauces, etc.  Printing ink.  Cutlery���pocket-knives, penknives, scissors, shears, table-  knives and forks and table steel,  plated or not.  Bells, gongs and printers''rules.  Bathroom fixtures and plumbers' wares.  Clocks,    watches    and    their  movements and parts.  Surgical dressings and appliances.  Plate glass of various kinds.  Motor   vehicles,   automobiles,  etc..  Portland cement.  . Fruit trees.  Canned fruits.  There are scores of articles  besides these whereof we import  more or less from Great Britain  that are included in the schedule.  In all these cases the margin is  either reduced or destroyed."  in the ungrammatical revelations  of the editor of the Pioneer! The  '���ause of Conservatism in Canada  is too important to be injured by  traffic with petty scavengers,  Over twenty years ago Senator Sherman, of-the U. S. Senate, announced his sincere, conviction that one day Canada and  the United States would sail  under one flag, and that the  Stars and Bars. His attitupe  was unanimously applauded in  the States and he was hailed as  a prophet. He wanted recei-  procity as a means to annexation  of the Dominion. Now, when  the' blustering Clark and Taft  reiterated the "same sentiments,  and thus"*earn'ed the approval of  the American press, they "did  but jest." Roosevelt is authority for the statement that Canada has the;*whip hand of the U.  Si.in natural resources, and yet  when the President and Speaker  expressed their convictions they  hastily retract for fear of injuring' their own cause in the  Dominion.  Ralph Smith appears to be the  only Liberal who has the honesty  and courage to announce that he  regards Reciprocity with favour  because it is a step in the direction of complete Free Trade.  =Eerhaps^he=has=not=yet=gained=  the courage which characterized  Sir Robert Cartright's attitude  in 1891.   But there is hope yet.  SEEK   AND   YE   SHALL   FIND  Strange, is it not, how peculiarly ignorant the Liberal papers  become when the effect of Reciprocity upon Old Country trade  is mentioned ? We append an  instance, in which the News-Advertiser was forced to enlighten  the World :���  "The World asks:  ' Will  the morning paper  please show which items in  the   reciprocity    agreement  are  hostile   to   the   British  ��� preference ? ' -  Why does the World persist in  seeking from this journal information which can be obtained  from the records? The names  of articles in the reciprocity list  on which the treaty reduces or  destroys the British preference  would fill a column or more.  Here are some of them :  Brass bars, rods, strips, sheets  or plates.  Iron and steel plates of many  varieties.  Crucible steel wire.  Biscuits of many kinds, sweetened and unsweetened.  The news of the" deatn of A.  ;L. ,Belyea, K.C, who succumbed  to a severe hemorage in office in  Vancouver this week, will be received with great regret throughout the interior, where he was  so well known and liked.  How can anyone' reconcile  Laurier's new attitude upon the  question of trade with the United  States with.his attitude of three  years .ago, not to mention; the  stand he took in 1896 ?  A GLORIOUS COUNTRY  Is What Colonization  Agent   Says of  Narthean  B. G.  R" C. W. Lett the colonization  agent of the Grand Trunk is preparing for another trip with a  view to gaining further information in reference to the northern  interior.  In connection with the former  tour of the central portions of  British Columbia. Mr. Lettsetont  from Edson and followed the surveyed line if the G. T. P. to Jasper Park, situated just northeast  of the Yellowhead Pass. This  beautiful natural park is 5400  square miles in extent. The scen  ic grandeur of the magnificienj:  territory is beyond the comprehension of the uninitiated, according to the agent who has  made such exhaustive research.  In the opinion of Mr. Lett, Mount  Robson, the highest mountain on  the B.C, side within a few miles of  Jasper Park, should be included  in this natural playground of central British Columbia. Within a  few years this mountain district  will be the  mecca of mountain  climbers and tourists. Just north  of Tete Jaune Cache the  party  came   across   one of   the   most  beautiful lakes in existance, snd  Mr. Lett named this mirror-like  sheet of water Lake Helena. The  mountain streams in this part of  the province ar-. literally teeming  with fish, making that part of the  country an angler's paradise. Five  years ago the North Pacific eoaat  was unknown land, except for the  fleeting glance of a gold hungry  traveller to;the Yukon, and still  less known was the interior of the  central portion of British Columbia. Since the G. T.  P. surveys,  however' were pushed through,'  and vast areas of the very richest  soil, with splendid climatic conditions' were revealed to the explorers, the prospects for a very  large traffic through the settlement of this territory would seem  alone to justify the construction  of the steel highway nownearing  completion. Land seekers and  mineral and timber prospectors  are flocking in. and they add then-  tribute of praise for the marvelous possibilities of the country  through the development of its  agriculture and other natural and  diversified economic resources.  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL. B.  Barri.ter and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  FALL FAIR  September 7, 1911  > .-  To the Citizens of  Merritt and  Whom it May Concern.  Having been requested by a  large number of the prominent  business men and citizens of the  City of Merritt to proclaim a half  holiday on September 7th, to further the success of the Nicola  Valley Fall Fair, 1911, and believing that such half holiday will  benefit the Nicola Valley in general and the City of Merritt in  particular,  His Worship Mayor Eastwood  is pleased to proclaim the afternoon of Sept. 7th a Half-Holiday  to be observed by the closing of  all City Stores between the hours  of 12 o'clock noon and 6 o'clock  p. my and hereby enjoins such  Storekeepers to faithfully observe the said half holiday.  (Signed) I, EASTWOOD,  Mayor.  DEALERS IN  Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Lime,  Cement and all kinds building  material.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  . Voght Street, near C. P. R; Station, Merritt.  Phone-37"  =PrOrB5T7=  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  All Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt Factories.  Br. C. Gordon Hewitt, Dominion Entomologist, says, referring- to the infantile death rate  from intestinal diseases and diarrhoea spread by. the^house  fly, he believes that the so-called harmless fly is yearly causing1 the death of thousands of infantsj as well as spreading  the germs of typhoid feven  are the best thing to rid your house of these dangerous pests.  Nicola Valley  ^Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry,  Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of-  Stricfly High Grade Delicious  Fresh  Fish  always  on  hand;       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  i East\ypod   ;:  Manager  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  ^ **" W MlT-VfT T -|   ' - -   Ml HIT  ��������    ���������TiT-^-^  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  OLDWATER  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. MclNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  \j��/"^��  LIMITED.  Rea!-Estate=and^!nsuranG^  Okanagan Lands  All Glasses of Investments Placed.  Head Offices:  Vernon, B. X  Merrift Livery and Feed Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses. Express meets  all trains.    Buggies for hire.  A. J. COUTCE, Prop.,  Merritt, B./.C  OPER  General Contractor of Plastering  BRICK, STONE, CEMENT BLOCKS AND  GENERAL CEMENT WORK.  ALL WORK NEATLY AND FHOMPTLY EXECUTED  PRESSED CEMENT STEPS, GRAVE STCNES,  FENCE POSTS, ETC.  ( ���! FkidvY, August 25 1911  THK NICOLA 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.  couple will appreciate thorn as  souvenirs.  MERRITT, B. C.  Mrs. J. A. McDonald returned  from a visit to coast cities on  Sunday evening. While away  she visited Vancouver, Seattle  and Victoria, in which latter place  she was the guest of Mrs. James  Lawler, who returned to this city  with her on Sunday.'  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  J  Howard Lawes paid the city his  usual visit this week.  J. A. McDonald went down to  superintend the construction of  some buildings which he is having  erected in Lytton.  Alderman F. A. and Mrs. Reid  drove up to Quilchena for a holiday last Sunday.  Mr. Cooper was a visitor to the  city from Canford on Thursday  afternoon.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Slaugh  went down to Vancouver on a  holiday trip last Tuesday.  Best Electric Massage always  on tap at Brown & Durham's  barber shop. 25tf   a-   Dan Munro has established  offices, under the management of  Miss Cousins, next door to the  Bank of Toronto.  A. T. Horswcll returned from  a business trip to the coast, where  he had been purchasing stock for  the Coalmont Mercantile Company, which will be opened up  next week in the new coal town  on the Tulameen. He and his  partner W. Abson leave for the  south at the end of the week.  Mesdames Archibald jMcVittie  and John Hutchison are staying  at Nicola for a few weeks.  Last week Mrs. P. Smith presented her husband with a bouncing baby girl. Both mother and  child are doing well.  Last Sunday evening Edgar  Vachon, chief of the local corps  of provincial police, returned  from his annual vacation. He  witnessed the blast which des  troyed the hopes of Vancouver  for the lacrosse championship  last Saturday, afternoon. Vachon  is a sadder but a wiser man.  William Schmock contemplates  the purchase of a two-ton Kelly  auto truck. He will probably  place it in service between this  city and Princeton should it arrive here in time.  William Mclntyre goes to Vancouver on a holiday trip today.  His wife has been staying with  his brother in that city for some  weeks past.  Though his friends will regret  his departure from the valley  they will be pleased to hear that  J. F. S. Gillum, formerly manager  here for the Bank of Montreal,  and latterly acting sub-agent at  Nicola, has been promoted to the  New Westminster office of the  bank. Mr. Rush takes his place  at Nicola.  A.F.&A.M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the second  Tuesdayofeach  -month- at -8 p-  m. Sojourney.  ng brothers cordially invited.  M. L. Grimmett,       Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  Charles L. Betterton returned  to the City from Victoria last  Wednesday evening. He drove  out to Aspen Grove on Thursday  morning.  A. McCulloch, chief engineer  of the Kettle Valley Railway,  returned from an inspection trip  to Midway during the week.  John Devlin has returned from  Lytton, contrary to the expectations of his friends, who had  anticipated that he would remain  there for'come considerable time.  Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Parrish, of  Winnipeg, stayed in.the city for  a couple of days this. week. With  them were three daughters and  two sons. The party have been  spending two months at Coalmont. They left for Winnipeg  on Wednesday's train. While in  this city they stayed at the Victoria Rooms.  Robert Clark and Frank Jackson were in town on business  during the week.  PUBLIC HIGHWAYS.  PROVINCE of BRITISH COLUMBIA  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  Mrs. Hyndman, a dressmaker,  who is to be an assistant to Miss  Marriott, arrived in the city from  Vancouver on Wednesday evening last.  =thoma's~tayl"Or;     ���  M'nister of Public Works,  Department of Public Works,  Victoria, B.C, July 7th, 1911.      -35  Mrs. J.McNaulty, who recently  joined her husband at Middlesboro, presented him with a baby  girl last Sunday. Both mother  jmiLdaughter=are,doing=weIk=====  Dr. Schumaker, who purchased  the gypsum   claims  of  Robert  Henderson   recently,   has   been  kept  busy    superintending  the  development   of   the   deposits.  Gypsum has been shipped from  the property at the rate of a car  a day���from twenty  to   thirty  tons to the carload���for the past  few weeks.   The doctor states  the prospects improve as devel  opment progresses.  BANK OF  WE WANT YOU  TO SEE OUR FINISH  By that we don't mean funeral obsequies, but our superior quality of high-grade  lumber, which is absolutely  G. B. Tandy, teller in the Bank  of Montreal, returned from a  fortnight's vacation last Sunday  evening. During his absence he  paid a visit to Vancouver.  Mr. Ferris, a civil engineer and  surveyor, who has been engaged  work in Aspen Grove during the  ooa^+,v.i   ;��� r-:r;r-* |Past throe months, arrived in the  ZSSS&SrSgiSSiSfig 1* �� *��dw��d laftasainon  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 securod in  lumber purchased  haphazardly  from  Tom,   lick  or  Harry.    A look won't cost  you a cpnt, hut may add dollars to thp value of your new  homo.    Come in.   We show j here,  you before you buy.  "There's No Pace Like Home."  Tuesday morning.  INCORPORATED 1855.  100 Branches in Ontario, Quebec and  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.  Gus Grote returned from a visit  to upper valley points on Tuesday. He leaves for Vancouver  again on today's train, but expects to pay another visit to the  valley at a not far distant date.  Victoria Rooms  McDonald Block  Quilchena Ave.  Mr. and Mrs. John Millai4 arrived iu the city from Vancouver  last Monday evening. Mr. Millar  assumes the editorial chair oi" the  Herald, tie went to the coast  about a fortnight ago to make  arrangements for his settienjent  Finest Furnished Modern Rooms in the  City.  All outside rooms and well lighted by  electricity.  For rent by day week or month.  mrs. j. a. Mcdonald  Proprietress.  James Chapman, a pioneer of  Lower Nicola, who has been in  the city visiting his son-Jack and  renewing acquaintanceships for  the past week,  left for Lower  Nicola on Wednesday.     Today  he left that town for Victoria,  where he stays with Mr. and Mrs.  Dan  Mclnnes.   In spite of his  years Mr.  Chapman looks hale  and hearty, and expects to return  to the valley some time in  the  near future.  o        . ���  Dr. K. C. MacDonald, Liberal  candidate in Yale-Cariboo in the  coming election, is in "somewhat  of a predicament over the Reciprocity question.   When the proposed tariff changes were  announced first, some months ago;  he was one of the members of  the Vernon Board of Trade, who  passed a resolution denouncing  Reciprocity as a menace to the  development bf the Okanagan.  Now he is stumping the country  for Laurier and Reciprocity.  ���������;       o   '....'    ���  Last Friday, at Nicola,  Rev.  George-Murray-consummatedan  interesting   romance   when   he  united in marriage Miss Margaret  Watson, of Kirkcaldie, Scotland,  and Mr. George Mathieson,  of  this city.    The bride arrived here  from her home last week.   That  the ceremony was performed at  Nicola was due to her desire for  a quiet marriage.    She was attended by Miss Kate McKeating,  while the groom had the support  of Thomas McKinney.   After the  wedding the happy couple left on  their honeymoon  trip  to   Quilchena.      Upon  their  return   to  this city their numerous friends  treated them to a charivari.   Mr. |  Mathieson is well known  here,  having been a resident for a year  and a half.  POR LIVERY, EXPRESS & DRAY WORK  WE CAN MOVE  YOUR  YOUR   HOUSE.  PIANO,   HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE OR  CONTRACT WORK A SPECIALTY  WOOD FO RESALE  G EO.   RICH  COUTLIE AVENUE  ES'    OLD^ STAND  REAR DIAMOND VALE   STORE  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  .  __������___^���_ ". *���    y^^.t*r&9+**^&*��~~   >-- ���-- - ���..������-.'. --.������������..-         J  THE COLDSTREAM ESTATE  NURSERIES  VERNON. B.C.  VERNON, B. C.  y-.i  Vancouver Lumber  Co., Ltd.  MERRITT, B. C.  The members of the Middlesboro brass band left their instruments at thy residence of Mr.  and Mrs. Mathieson alter their  musical everting last FHi'ay.  They   state  the   nowly-tn. r    d  A   B   KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR;-   ;  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  rivruuK srrowi{noMS:-coRNER  VOGHT ST. tu..J< OUTi.JK ,\YF.  ^-Asaya-Nenroll^  THE    NEW    REMEDY    FOR  Nervous Exhaustion  Physicians agree that a vigorous  nervous system is essential to the  successful treatment of Consumption. "Asaya-Neurai.i." feeds  the nerves with lecithin (obtained from eggs), the element required for nerve repair. Its use  maintains full nerve vigor, restores courage when hope is failing, and thus lends incalculable  aid in throwing off the disease.  $1.50 per bottle." I^cal agent.  GEO. M. GEMMILL,  Merritt, 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 ColdstreamHEstate.  General Agent,       V. D. CURRY,       Vernon, B. C.  erntt  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the beat.  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. ��� ':.n: -.sil .Tsi-yitsw;  THK  NICOLA-'V A I.I FY'-NFWS  Prim ay. ������Anpu'pt 25,   1911  *... &  TSV   $.  f#-y*?*  &!k  SB   -tiM-:..-.:..... i:W^^:^f 'j     * '-���������' ������"'  I  em;.*  We offerjyou ��ny suit in the store at 20 per cent, off  regular price.    Don't overlook this grand offer.  JUST 'ARRIVED-  Call andbsee x>ur stock before it is too late to get the benefit of the fall range.  tWtfm&mmmll^) x-y  Specials in every line at greatly reduced prices.  We are cutting the price on all summer goods, and  you should take advantage of our bargains.  'WW  We are agents for the Carhartt's Overalls  and Gloves. Thelbest Overallmade.  'VM  GROCERIES        BOOTS AND SHOES        LADIES' WEAR  S  %  \% Friday, August 25 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  The PALACE  BAKERY  Listen Girls!  Plain Hobbles!  Autum Sees the Fall of the Ban  From Fashionable Freak  Having added an Ice Cream  Parlor in connection with our  bakery we are now in a posit-  to serve  the public daily  ion  with  ICE CREAM  Different Flavors.  ALSO  SOFT DRINKS  Different Flavors.  Remember also that we make  a specialty of all classes of  pastry work, and our bread  when once used always brings  a new customer.  Proprietor.  Next door to J. S. Morgan  Quilchena Avenue,     Merritt  THE CITY  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.  Spacious Rooms.  Excellent 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.  I  Plumbing and  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP���Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  -\  anything  to buy.  you   wish  Kennedy &  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  for  a good  square meal.    Best  accomodation and comfort  of  Rate 41.SO per day  A. W. McVittie  DOMINION  &   PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  %  Subdivision Work a Specialty.  Offices with John Hutchison Co.  MERRITT, B. C.  Who may understand a  woman's ways, or follow the  whims  of   Fashion?���  Not  the  News,  'faith! Though we know how the  ladies���poor things!���devour such  items as will contribute to their  maintenance of the spirit of modernity. Of course, we know that  they look charming in anything;  and that the most ultra freakish  modes become them all;  still in  these quick changing days Dame  Fashion's modes are ever-changing and tax tired brains to understand and weary eyes to  follow.  We are nothing if not chivalrous,  so we proposed to   follow   ��� the  course adopted in the spring and  post our ladies upon the prevailing styles.  It was therefore but natural  that we should watch for the return of Miss Marriott and learn  the latest, and the worst. We  found her on Monday evening,  shortly after eight, seated in her  sanctum, before her eight bonnets-which resembled nothing so  much as soup toureens reversed���  and beside her three young ladies,  all gazing in rapture at the headgear and listening to a soliloquy  upon the modes of the moment,  we hated to disturb the picture,  but Duty compelled an interruption. So we took the plunge.  ' 'The latest news from the bargain counter battle line, please."  We commensed and were stopped  with   a glare.   We have a hazy  recollection,  cf   four   indignant  pairs of eyes boring us, flashing  scorn, contempt and many other  things disconcerting and humiliating. Tongues hissed knowledge  at us. Bargain counters; Gentlemen, out of our bitter pain let us  warn you never to suggest a bargain when styles are to  be  discussed; for itis not until the dog  days   that  new  styles  become  j  "bargains. "We have a faint recollection   that   indignant ladies  talked   together,    vieing    with  each other to impress us with the  fact that only   "creations" come  with the advent of the season.  However, even the worst storm  blows over some time, and though  badly scotched we returned to  the attack;but delicately, tactfully and with magnificent courage.  "Pardon, ladies," we sauavely  begged, "Idid but jest."  Then  blundered   on.     " What's   the  latest?   How's  the hobble, the  harem and the horrah?"  "I presume you wish to learn  something of the latest modes pre-  valent in the States? "The words  dropped like icy crystals from a  refrigerator at forty below. A��  they struck our ears we froze, and  when she had concluded just our  lips could move to frame the  words "I do."  Chilled, we listen to the monologue,   catching such  words as  pousse cafe, salmon pink.monssa-  lains de soie, scrape the  chin-or  crape the chin���sequins,   voile,  melton jackets, reveres,gathered  at the sides and  trimmed with  chiffon"���and so on. And as she  talked the modis te warmed to her  subject.    She became alive with  the enthusiam of the artist, and  sympathetically we thawed, until  at last our brain  was working  and we bethought our pencils and  our pad.   If you  but knew, the  "cult  of the gown creator" is  most fascinating. Take the most  ingenuous little thing apart, speak  quietly and easily 'upon new styles recall creations you once have  seen.   Picture dresses   trimmtd  with innumerable flounces, frills  and   furbelows;    gaily    discuss  Dame Fashion's whim: and soon  your   tongue-tied   vis-a-A is- .responds.   Adroitly induce  her   to  commence  a  dissertation,    and  soon, wht.'n you have to leave for  the next; dance,   she  thii.ks  you  charming,   interesting  sir d   \so  nice. " Take our tip and the Ladies' Home Journal. Try this out  and become a lady-killer���not!  But we digress. Soon we actually decame interested in the  subject. And as we talked and  talked we almost began to understand what it was all about. However, we did get news and submit  it with aur apologies for not getting more. We'll do better next  time :���  Aeroplane hats are the rage.  Some are broad and have low  crowns, Others aro narrow and  have high crowns. Still others,  of medium width, have no  crowns. Now as to dresses: Re-  vers are wider thsn ever; collars  are like capes; lots of buttons on  the dresses, but none on the  gowns; even buttons on the shoes  to match those on the dresses; the  favourite colours are myrtle  green and brown, with a piping  of red: No rats are worn in the  hair, fringes are again a fad.  This season the hobble skirt is  the predominant styled The skirt  is improved by foot pleats, The  gathering at the bottom is done  away with, the skirt being now  perfectly straight and plain and  very short. For evening dresses  the gathering at the bottom is  retained.  Overcoats fot ladies fit like  kimonos ? They have sleeves cut  in the kimona style coming from  the neck full width. The cuffs  reach up to the elbows. Serges  and tweeds are the commonest  materials. The coats are buttoned  with a large single button with a  big braid frog, or loop. Shirtwaists have sleeves like men's  shirts. They fit occasionally i n  spots.  Suits have rows of buttons on  them, reaching from the head to  the heels; even hats are trimmed  with buttons, and shoes, to complete the general effect. Dresses,  however, are trimmed with various braids. It may be added that  braids and velvets as a trimming  for dresses appear to be about  equally popular. Velvet gowns  are very popular for evening  wear, .so is; mousselaine de soir  covered with chiffon.  THE PAY-ROLL TOWN  OP THE SIMILKAMEEN.  The Columbia Coal & Coke Co. are spending $500,-  000 in developing their Ten sq. miles of Coal Lands.  The plant to be installed at once will handle 2000  tons of coal in eight hours.  This means the employment of between 7Q0 and 800  men, and  a  town of from  2000  to  2500  people.  The Great Northern Railway tracks  will reach the town by October 1st.  from $175.00 to $550.  Terms: One-quarter Cash; Balance over 18 months.  Exclusive Agents  MERRITT   OFFICE  JUST   WEST   OF   COLDWATER   HOTEL.  EOR SALE  Nice Saddle and Driving Horse.  Gentle ; Suitable for a Lady.���  Inquire, Brunswick Pool Room,  Merritt.  ANGLICAN CHURCH SERVICES  On Sunday, Aug. 27th, services  will be held at Nicola, 9 a.m. and  8 p.m.; in the St. Michael's Parish Hall at 3 p. m. The Rev. J.  Thompson will officiate.  This  Little  Crank  ir  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The choicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  Ti HESLOP, Prop.  News Ads^Get You Results. Try Them.  Your Kitchen <^  Saves 20 % on Coal  It is a wonderful patent device, the Oxford Economizer, and. is licensed  for use only on  STOVE5  'and RANGES  JUBNEY-OXrORl  Nicola   Valley  Agricultural  & Horticultural Association  This marvellous regulator keeps the oven at a given temperature. No  heat is wasted���nothing goes up the flue but bad odors, steam and smoke.  Tho fire is held for hours without attention���ready for immediate use���  and all this labor, time and fuel saved by simply turning the crank.  With thc Divided Oven Flue Strip you have even baking, because of  thc perfect distribution of heat, secured by this expert arrangement.  The Reveraible Grate  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 rep.  resented and other Gur-  ney-Oxfords of every sort  for every purpose, displayed on our floor.  SPECIAL DEMONSTRATION  NOW  MERRITT MERCANTILE COMPANY  >econ<  At MERRITT, B. C.  LARQELY INCREASED PRIZE  ���'���/������". LIST.  FINEST SHOW YET.  MERRITT CITY BAND WILL BE  IN ATTENDANCE.  A. W. STRICKLAND  President,  T. HESLOP,  Secretary. f    ��� -tip  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday. August 25,    1911  NOTICE  ��������������� .... \-  The  BANK  OF MONTREAL  begs to announce  that on and after Sept. 1st, their  NICOLA BRANCH  will be open  Two Days a Week Only���Tuesdays  and  Fridays  BRITISH COLUMBIA HORSE, SQUADRON ORDERS No. 17  Merritt, 25th Aug., 1911  The following extract from Militia Order No/ Z78, dXaXed at  Ottawa, Saturday, 5th August, is published for information :���  Certificates of Military Qualification.��� the following]  certificates are granted:  Rank.  Squadron Sgt.-Major  Sergeant.    tt  Corporal   Name.  Howes, A. S..  Tom Smith....  Jack Smith..  Murray, G. L..  Pearce, L. ....  Corps.  B. C. Horse,  Nature.  Cavalry.  Grade.:  Sergeant.  Corporal.  (Signed) Charles Flick, , Major,  Commanding "D" Squadron, B. C H.  PUBLIC  NOTICE  Messrs. Manson & Dry borough,  of Merritt, have been appointed  Scavengers for the City of Merritt, and no other person or persons are authorized or licensed  to be Scaveng-er.;   y  The prices fixed for Scavenger  work by the Public Health Bylaw,  1911, are as follows-y  (a) Raking or clearing up a city  "lot 30c per hour*.  (b) Cleaning chimneys 50c each.  (c) Emptying cans or other receptacles 25c each. - c  (d) Emptying dwelling'���-��� house;  closets 50c per closet when not  containg more than two receptacles.   : ..    -.-.,.���:j'  (e) Emptying hotel or boarding  -house closets, when the average number of guests is 10 or  less 50c per closet, and 25c ad-  ditional,, for every / additional  five guests. ..-'XX:  H. PRIEST,  -31 City Clerk.  Funeral at  Lower Nicola  Harness aM  Harness, Robes* Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc:-always  -in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right. y  Agent   for   Mendelsolm' and  Heintzman Pianos,  Nicola  N. J. BARWICK  Merritt  Imperfect Kidney. Action  Causes Rheumatism  Rheumatism with its kindred ailments  ���Lumbago, Wry Neck, Neuralgia, etc.,  usually results from lodgment* of uric  acid in the joints and muscles.:  Now the chief function of the kidneys  ia to properly filter this poison from the  blood.  Only when they tail to do this is  Rheumatism probable.  Kidney weakness starts in various  ways. A sudden chill, after perspiring  freely, sometimes settles in the kidneys  ���or an unusual strain may cause it.  Poisons which should be filtered out  of the system are pumped back into the  blood, causing Uric Acid, the real cause  of Rheumatism, Lumbago, Wry Neck,  Neuralgia, etc.  In the early stages Nyal's Stone Root  Compound will stop it.  Will start your kidneys working properly so that the Uric Acid is reabsorbed  and eliminated.  Away goes your Rheumatism with it.  Perhaps these early warning twinges  have passed unheeded, and your Rheumatism has become deep seated.  Muscles all snarled up In knots as it  were.  Then you'll need Nyal's Rheumatic  Cure. \ >  Ask your own druggist about tbess  remedies.  Hia opinion is worth whik.  Sold and Guaranteed by  Gemmill & Rankine  Large Crowd Attends Obsequies  of Harvey Woodward  The funeral of the late Harvey  Woodward, brother of Marcus  Woodward arid father-in-law of  Thomas Carri ngton, of Nicola,  took place at Lower Nicola last  Saturday afternoon, iri the presence of a'large crowd of residents from various valley points.  The service was conducted by  Rev. George Murray, M.A., and  Rev. G. P. Connor. The body was  interred in the burial ground on  the hillside above the church.  With the death" of Mr. Woodward another.pioneer has passed.  Last^s��ring^ William ^V^tP^iedt  then Mrs/ Chapman, and now  Harvey Woodward has gone".  Deceased had been resident of  the vi]ley. since his thirty-first  year, and was well-known and  liked not only: throughout the  valley but also along the Thomp-'  son  Okanagan and Fraser.  ASQUITH'S VICTORY  The Greatest Achieved py a Liberal Minister for ii "Ceirturv.  London' Aug. 24. ���The report  of ihe proceedings at Friday's  session of the House of Common,  oontaine=the*pannoui}eement^m  formal official teririB that a rnes-  sage has been received from the  House of Lords stating that the  Lords would not insist on the  amendments to the Parliament  Bill which the House of Commons  had refused to accept. The message further stated that the Lords  agreed to the amendments to the  bill proposed by the House of  Commons.  . In this way is recorded in the  documents of Parliament the  greatest victory achieved by a  Liberal Prime Minister in a century, for although the Unionist  voters passed the bill in the upper.chamber last night, history  will give the credit to Premier Aa-  _,   quith's audacious policy.  CONSTITUTIONAL    STRUGGLE  .   ENDED  The great constitutional struggle ended when the House of  Lords, by a vote of 131 to 141, adopted Viscount Morley's motion  not to insist on the Lords' amendments to the Veto Bill, the purpose of which is to restrict the  powers of the Upper Chamber over legislation originating in* the  Lower House, and which may result, among other things, in Home  Rule of Ireland.  The Veto Bill virtually limits  the authority of the House of  Lords to two years.  The measure could not possibly  have passed the House of Lords  had it not been made known that  its rejection would be followed  immediately by the creation of  sufficientnew peers to enforce the  will of the Lower Chamber, which  the government asserts, is the will  of the people. The victory was all  the greater because it was achieved with a composite majority in  the House of Commons over which  the goAernment whips hadno control.  SATISFACTION  IS GENERAL  While there is a strong public  opinion against radical change in  the constitution, even many Liberal peers believing that the: government was going, too far, satisfaction is general that the end of  a situation which has kept political in a turmoil so long has been  reached,- Press and public discussed the result today with moderation arid already interest is turning toother matters. Certainly  the recent riot has not done the  Unionist party any good arid in  the future there will be always  the possibility of discontent  breaking out should the leaders  show any weaknesson a question  of natural importance, However  a strong effort is being made to  bring the two sectious together  on a strong platform, among the  chief planks of which will be the  repeal of the Parliament Bill and  the reform of the House of Lords  mm,   yy  CANADIAN  Western Lines  Wc.it of nevclMoke  SPECIAL LOW RATES  ��� TO THE ���  EXHIBITIONS  ��� AT���  Vancouver  Aug. 25 to Sept. 4, 191 I   ���AND���   Victoria  Sept. 5 to Sept. 9, 1911  GOIttG DATES:  Vancouver   -  Aug. 26 to Sept. 2  Victoria   -   -   Aug. 26 to Sept. 5'  ROUND TRIP FARE, $9.95  FINAL RETURN   LIMITS:    I  Vancouver      ...     Sept. 8  Victoria  Sept. 14:  P. H. PUFFER  Agent . Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General Passenger Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  The Earl of Selbourne, the only  possible leader of the Unionists  outside of Mr. A. J. Belfour, will  rejoin the leaders under this policy and a majority of his followers and the bulk of the Opposition  party will fall in line. The Earl  of Halsbury, the most unrelent-  i rig of the "die hards, "is now too  old to take up the leadership of  even a section of the parly, and  he probably will retire from active politics.  HOMF RULE QUESTION  The Irish leaders are confident  that the way is now open to Home  Rule, and from the statement of  Home Secretary Churchill in  the House of Commons, that the  government intended to pass a  HomeRule measure during, the  present'Parliameut, their confidence appears to some extent  justified; yy; . 7-7X-:*  ' It must bie rciriembered, however, that the Lords will still be  aple to delay the passage of such  a bill two years, and they can be  depended on to delay Home Rule  as long as it is possible for them  eo do so. i  At the earliest, the bill could  not be introduced until next  spring, and it will be strongly  fought in the House of Commons,  The Lords will then throw it but,  and many months must elapse before it can become law. v  Your figure  The Bias R  /^riy woman who has tried fittiiig one  of this season's dresses over a less  than perfect eorset,knows how hopeless^ a  rhefter it is fo get the required combination pfsleh^  eVeri a suggestion of stiffness and discomfort is enough  of youth and buoy ancy, You can be sure  of satisfaction if you wear  BIAS  which are so splendidly constructed that they have the  effect of actually creating figure beauty���at Ihe seme time  being thoroughly comfortable and easy for every movement. Bias Pilled Corsets are made in a number of different  models, with every size carefully fitted so as to give perfect  results. The careful making, designing, boning and cutting  of the Bias Filled give them much better quality and service  than is possible with the ordinary straight filled corsets.  "A TRIAL WILL CONVINCE."  GENERAL PROVIDERS  New Howse Block  Quilchena Avenue


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