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 ^<sy  ^  <&  x   -?7\  V-     \\  Vol. 2, No   27  MERRITT, B. C. AUGUST 18,  1911  Fiicc 5 Cents  First Shipment  From New Mill  Nicola Valley Pine Lumber Co  Ships First Car Into City  On Monday evening the Nicola  Valley Pine Lumber Company  shipped the first carload of lumber manufactured from its own  logs into this city. The mill was  first "turned over" about three  weeks ago, and since that time  the cut. had been used to stack  and for making the necessary  works adjacent to the sawmill.  Early this week, in response to  an order from the local agent,  Andrew McGoran, they shipped  a carload of lumber into Merritt.  A glance at the lumber showed  ���it to be all first-class pine timber.  It was witha view to learning  more about this new industry  that the News despatched a 'representative to Canford during the  week, and it is now proposed to  give our readers a brief description of the mill, its location, its  capacity, facilities, the quality of  stock and some information as to  the lumber resources of the Nicola Valley Pine Lumber Company, Limited,  The sawmill is located on Spius,  or, as it is more familiarly called,  Petite Creek, about half a mile  above the confluence of the creek  and Nicola river. It is distant  from Canford railway station  about fifteen minutes brisk driving, or' thirty-five minutes walk  by the short cut across the,Nicola,  south of the main highway along-  >.sidel.the?railroad.-��� _���....���,_,-,..  A dam, thirty - five feet iri  ���height, has been constructed  across the creek opposite the outlet of Sunshine Valley. This has  backed up the water for about  half a mile, making an island  where the water flows down  through its fir^t precipitous  banks before the plunge to the  Nicola. The water thus restrained makes a lake of about twenty  a^r^s, which is used by the company as a log pond. At the date  oar representative inspected the  'mill property there were approximately two and three-quarter  millions board feet of logs in the  pond, what is left to date of a  =Urivej3ilabout^three=miUi,onyee-t-  from Powers' camp, three miles  up the Petite. The water level  of the dam is about six feet below  the level of a .thirty acre bench  on which the sawmill and lumber  yards are located.  ��� Where the dam has been located there is a wide sweep to the  creek, the dam having been  erected at the point of contact of  the tangent to the river. This is  on the right of the north side of  the pond. The bench on which  the mill is located may be said to  swing, at a grade of about one-  half per cent, about thirty feet  back from the head of and parallel to the dam. The mill lies  about fifty yards to the west of  the west end of the dam.  Here on the pond a pontoon  has been constructed, at which a  riverman and an Indian with pike  pole aud peavy, guide the logs on  to the endless chain which carries  them to the log-deck twenty-five  feet above them. There they are  scaled by a deckman and worked  with a heavy peavy down to the  the carriage. As with so many  pine mills, circular saws upon  which it is possible to saw logs  five feet in diameter are used for  cutting the logs in the dimensions  'lor stock or orders. The carriage  is run with " shot-gun " feed,  this being the most up-to-date  and economic in use at the pre-  being found  too costly  in   the  modern mill.  From the saw the slabs and  boards are run on to a series of  rollers, the slabs : (the first cut  from the side of a log) being carried to a " slasher saw " and the  boards to the edgerman. The  "edger "is a machine in which  are a series of circular saws  which trim the useless lumber  from a board, cutting them to  the width required. From 'the  edger the boards go to the "trimmer," where the waste ends are  slashed off with saws, making  the board the greatest length it  is possible to obtain, with care to  eliminate as much poor timber as  possible. From the trimmer the  board, thus brought down to correct dimensions, passes along  chains to the sorting-table, where  the grader-tally man marks it according to the quality of lumber  in it. Thence it is taken to the  stacking-yard, to the planers, if  necessary, or to trucks for shipment.  ' CAPACITY.  Two planing machines are now  in use and a lath machine is at  the mill for installation, which  will have a capacity of twenty-  five thousand laths per diem.  This machine will use up the slabs  which at present are sent to the  fire.;  '  The mill has a capacity of from  thirty-five to forty thousand feet  of merchantable lumber per diem.  This is manufactured in No. 1  and No. 2 finish flooring, ceiling,  shelving, ship-lap, and common  and dimension boards.  TIMBER   SUPPLY  The first cruise on Petite creek  showed that the company had  between fifty and fifty-five million feet of standing timber, probably ninety per cent of which is  sound pine. All this timber is  remarkably free from underbrush ; in fact, the only underbrush may be said to be pea vine  and pine-grass. With the pine  trees there is a very small amount  of fir; but the company will not  specialise in anything but pine  lumber, there being a better  market for this than any other  kind of lumber.  Besides the timber on Petite  creek^the_com pany���o wns^con-  obtain a grade of two and a half  per cent for the fifty-three hundred feet of track from the main  line. Negotiations for the purchase of the right-of-way are  almost finished, and notice has  already been given to the Railway Commission of the intention  to apply for right to construct.  Andrew McGoran has been appointed agent in this city, but for  all other valley and mainline  points, such as Lytton, Spence's  Bridge, Ashcroft, etc., the orders  will be taken by mill officials.  The location of the mill in regard  to this market will make it possible to sell lumber at very  reasonable prices, compared to  those quoted on the coast lumber.  FIRE  PROTECTION  H. C. Meeker, manager and  treasurer locally of the company,  who is in charge of the manufac-  ting, states that a Fairbanks &  Morse Underwriters' pump, with  a capacity of five hundred gallons  per minute, is now at the mill,  as well as pipe and hydrants.  These are to be installed immediately. A high pressure is obtained, and the five two-and-a-half-  inch and seven two-inch hydrants  should prove adequate protection  for the mill from fire. Add to  this equipment the fact that there  is water on three sides, the possibility of a conflagration appears  very remote.  With the mill and logging  camps going the company employs about one hundred and  twenty five men altogether. This  means the expenditure of a large  amount of money in the valley,-  and "should ensure the company  hearty support from local residents. They are able to give  prompt delivery at reasonable  prices.  The officers of the company are  as follows :���President: G. H.  Braman ; vice-president, G. B.  Goodwin; secretary, W. E. Besse;  treasurer, E. H. Hotchkiss; manager and assistant treasurer, H.  C. Meeker, these directors, of  the close oorporation, are with the  exception of Mr Meeker, residents  of Torrington, Conn. The latter  resides near the mill site, where  he superintends the execution of  all orders and the running of the  mill.  . A meeting of those interested  in the proposed skating rink has  been called for;.tomorrow��� evening at 8 o'clock in the old pool  room of Smith & Andrews.;���>- ~-  Conservatives  Campaigning  Dominion and Provincial   Members from   District Will  Speak Next Friday  7 John Hutchison, secretary of  the local Conservative Association, received a lengthy telegram  from H. S. Cleasby this morning,  in which it was stated that Mar-  'tin Burrell and Alex Lucas will  address anti-reciprocity meetings  in Menzies' Hall, in this city, at  8jo'clock next Friday evening. At  four in the afternoon of the same  day they will speak at a meeting  to be held at Nicola.  ;���' Martin Burrell was re-norhi-  hated at the convention in Kamloops on Thursday, without any  opposition. ^ At the Liberal convention Dr. K. C. MacDonald, of  jVernon, was chosen to make the  fight, but only after several votes  had been taken. Dr. MacDonald  ���is not well known in this valley,  but he is popular in the Okanagan, where he opposed Price  Ellison at the election before last.  7 Messrs. Jackson, Cleasby and  Bennett were the delegates who  [went to Kamloops, taking proxies  of ten other delegates with them.  At the meeting on Tuesday evening they had been instructed by  the members of the association to  support the  Martin Burrell  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  The many friends of Mr. and  Mrs. Archibald McVittie and Mr.  and Mrs. John Hutchison will  regret to hear" that they have  sustained a severe loss by the  death of Mrs. Edward Leslie, of  Prescott, Ont., the mother of  Mesdames McVittie and Hutchinson.  Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Bennett  left for Vancouver on Sunday afternoon. A large number of their  friends assembled at the station  to see them off, and a number  rode down to lower valley points  with them. The best wishes of  their many friends go with Mr.  and Mrs. Bennett in their new  field of activity.   __o   Miss Jean Bryden left for the  coast on Thursday's^ train. She  will proceed to Victoria, where  she will visit Mr. and Mrs. Dan  Mclnnes on Friday, and the following day will leave for Ladysmith, returning to Victoria about  the.following Tuesday. Thence  she will go to Vancouver, where  she will spend a week visiting  other relatives before returning-  to the valley.  C.   E.   Richardson,   Dominion  government   hydrographer,   put  M r,�����;���o<-;rt�� ^p IR a water-gauge just below the  re-nomination oil. , , , .,, ��� ,, ,T.  island under the daiK of the Nicola Valley Pine Lumber Company  last Monday afternoon. One of  the officials of the/company will  keep a record of the rise and fall  of the water in Petite, or Spius,  Cxee^jnjiutuxe^^   :������q    ,  siderable timber in the main valley. M r. Meeker stated to the  News that if ranchers throughout the valley offer timber at  reasonable stumpage prices the  company will be prepared to buy  logs. It is expected that a considerable amount of timber will  be.obtained in this manner.  PRODUCT MARKET  When the mill was first started  the company intended to make a  specialty of the northwest prairie  trade, and to that end contracted  wtth Messrs. Tomlinson & Moore  of Winnipeg, for handling their  output for that market. On looking over the local field, however,  they were convinced that there  should be a splendid market  throughout the valley, so the  stipulation was made to the Winnipeg firm, that the right to supply the local market was reserved  in the contract. Thus the company is now in a position to supply  lumber throughout the valley arid  on mainline points.  A spur from the C. P. R., about  five hundred feet west of the  bridge across the Nicola, will be  constructed into the mill yard,  with short spurs into the various  lumber pilrs, on which cars may  be loaded. This wi 1 make it  possible to ship expeditiously and  economically. Grading for the  spur   has   already   cumim-nced.  ANGLICAN CHURCH SERVICES  On Sunday, August 20th, service will be held at 3 p.m. in St.  Michael's Parish Hall; Evensong  at Nicola at 8 p. m. Rev. J.  Thompson will officiate.  sent time; the old-time rope drive The engineers have been able to  GOAL MONT TOWNSITE  Williamson & Turner, agents  for the Coalmont Townsite,have  taken temporary quarters for office purposes in the building west  of the Coldwater hotel on Quilchena avenue.  FAREWELL TEA  The Presbyterian Ladies' Aid  Society held a farewell tea last  at the home of Mrs. Ransom, on  Nicola Avenue, on account of  their late secretary, Mrs. G. N.  Bennett, leaving town. Those  present included Mesdames F.  Reid. Cowley, Newcombe, Warren, Sate, Booth', Rankin, Slough,  Welfare,Bennett, Ransom, Olsen.  A very enjoyable afternoon was  spent in music; songs,.etc., and  at the close the president, Mrs.  Ransom, presented Mrs. Bennett  with a lovely cut-glass berry-  bowl from the society, in appreciation of her services. Much  regret was expressed at her departure and she left with the  best wishes of all.  Protecting Forests  Against Fire Peril  Regulations Railways Must Observe in Future in B.C.  Victoria.���The following regulations in special regard to forest protection he nee forward governing the construction and operation of railways in British Columbia have received Cabinet sanction"  "1. During construction, the  right-of-way of every railway  shall be cleared of all trees, logs,  brufiramTother perishable matt-  er. Logs specially reserved to be  made into ties, timber or corwobd  must be removed within a reasonable time. All other inflammable material must be piled as near  the center of the right-of-way as  possible without interfering with  the construction of the roadbed,  and burned under permit from  the provincial fire warden, before issuing any such permit, the  warden must be sure that ample  precautions have been taken to  render such burning safe.  "2 Trees and brush must not  ba thrown upon adjacent lands,  but must be piled and burned on  the right-of-way as provided  above. Trees unavoidably felled  on the side of the right-of-way  must be cut up, removed to the  right-of-way, and then disposed  of.  "3 In addition to clearing its  right-of-way, as provided above,  every railway company shall remove, when so ordered, from land  along side its right-of-way, any  dead timber or accumulation of  debris that endangers the safety  of adjoining timber lands, and  shall pile and burn >such dead  timber and debris under direction  and permit from the district fire  warden.  "4 The right-of-way of every  railway   company   must   at all  times be kept free of dead timber,  Continued on last.page.  Mike's Potlatch  Was Costly  Slavonian   Fined   for Supplying  Indian With Liquor  Before the city magistrate this  week Mike Janovich was found  guilty of having supplied an Indian from Spius Creek, John  Dennis, with whisky. He vras  fined $65 and costs. The Indian  was fined $25 and costs for having  liquor iri his possession.  ; The sad event occurred at the  back of the Grand Hotel last  Saturday evening. According to  Constable Strang, who made the  arrest, the first words Janovich  said when he saw him were "I  didn't do it, sheriff!." This  subtle flattery failed to appease  the policeman, however, and  Michael and his friends were  hailed to the city hospital. In  court Mike pleaded not guilty.  Alec Hoggan testified that the  accused had purchased a bottle  of whisky from him on the night  in question. The Indian stated  that Mike had volunteered to get  him the fire-water for two dollars.  Prosecutor Brown twisted him up  on cross-examination, and the  bench completed the story by  mulcting Mike in the amount  mentioned above, with the alternative of four months in Kamloops.  SMOKING CONCERT  As a send-off to Thomas Behan,  of Londonderry, and N. J. Stanton, of Keokuk, who have been  -.transferred, to tbe-.Een.tict ion. eff-  ices of the Kettle Valiey Railway,  Messrs. McReid, Swan and  O'Howe entertained a few  friends at a smoking concert at  Charles Langstaff,   a brother  of W. Langstaff, who is on the  staff of this paper, arrived in the    dK Jf st.1Mo?d*y eveninf on a j the Coldwater h'o^ei'llstevVning]  The evening passed with singing,  recitations and anecdotes,.not the  visit to the latter. He intends''  remaining here for a few weeks,  and later he will go to Australia.  He landed in this country a few  months ago from Cumberland,  England.  The older residents of the valley were happy during the week  to again welcome Gus Grote, who  is paving a brief visit to the  scenes of his earlier business life.  He arrived on Sunday from the  coast and spent the earlier part  of=the-week=in=the=!ower-valleyr  coming up here on Wednesday  morning. Gus is a former partner of Sid Solomon, of Coutlee,  and is now owner of the 'Couver  Cafe, on Hastings Street, Vancouver.  least interesting of which, perhaps, was that relating to the experience of Justice and the prairie chicken. Of course none of  the three desired to have that in  their possession at this season of  the year, and they were debating  the matter when Justice claimed  'the bag. He was asked whether  or not he also claimed the chicken  but he" did not. He has since  been,puzzled--tQ-know how that.  Charles L. Betterton, who,  with George Fraser, controls  about forty-two thousand acres  of excellent grazing lands in the  vicinity of Aspen Grove, went  down to Victoria on business last  Monday. He will return here  early next week. Recently he  paid a visit to the eastern section  of the state of Oregon, where he  has some timber limits. The soil  in that country is almost the same  as that in the Aspen Grove section, though Mr. Betterton claims  that it is of poorer quality.  Eastern and Oregon syndicates  are constructing irrigation works  there for the purpose of selling  fruit lands. These lands, irrigated, sell for from one to two  hundred dollars per acre and are  eagerly bought by settlers.  WATER RECORDS  George Grey Donald, chief  engineer of the lands department  of the provincial government, is  in the city today. He states that  it is his intention to place a survey here to investigate water  records. Harold Greig will drive  Mr. McDonald to Kamloops in  his car tomorrow morning.  could have crawled into the sack,  after having committed suicide.  The wee sma' oors were growing  larger when the meeting broke  up to the strains of Auld Lang  Syne. Messrs. McBehan and  O'Stanton departed for Penticton  on the noon train, amid the tears  of the local staff of the railway.  H. Colin Clarke returned from  Vancouver last Wednesday.  ���ii    ��� ��� o  POLICE FEES  During the month the police  department, after all expenses  were deducted, showed a net profit for. the city of two-hundred  and twenty-seven dollars ard  fifty cents. The total amount received in fines amounted to $559.-  25 and the cost of operation totalled $331.75. .,   .: .",������'���  PUBLIC MEETING  will be  held   in Menzies'  Hall,  Merritt. next Friday evening,  August 25th  at dight o'clock, when Martin  Burrell, M.P., and Alex Lucas,  M.P.P., will address the voters  of the district upon matters of  public interest.  A meeting will also be held at  Nicola in the afternoon of the  same day at 4 p.m.  EVERYBODY WELCOME. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday. August 38,  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. STRlbKUND, Manager. J. F. S. GILLUM, Acting Sub-Agent  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  '      PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance  Six months $1.00  j. w. ELLIS       -     -  FRANK M. COFFEE  Manager  Editor  One dollar per inch per montn for regular advertising. Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising 10 words for 25 cents,  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract advertising.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P O. Box 20       - -    -'-    Merritt. B.C  Phone 25. "'���  JUGGLING    WITH   WORDS  In his last issue the editor of  our contemporary took occasion  to administer a verbal castigation  to .his . predecessor in office because he had had the temerity to  dub Sir Wilfrid Laurier "a prevaricator of the truth." The  article referred to the reputation  which Sir Wilfrid has earned ; to  the dignity of his office; and to  the respect due to a man of his  age. In the writer's opinion, it  was appalling that " a would-be  iconoclast" should so far forget  himself, in his enthusiasm for  the maintenance of the bonds  which bind the integral portions  of the Empire together, a3 to refer in a disrespectful manner to  the [prime minister of the Dominion. Perhaps he is right in his  contention. Perhaps his predecessor was ill-advised in his  choice of words. ;  Parliamentary etiquette demands that blunt verbiage be  relegated to oblivion. . Instead  of calling Sir Wilfrid " a prevaricator of the truth," which is  banal and decidedly vulgar, the  offending iconoclast- should have  made research and have charged,  the leader of the Liberal party  with having been guilty of a  " terminological inexactitude."  It would have sounded better and  =been=more=politicr=not=to=say-  "polite.".  lin_his manifesto of July 29th  Sir Wilfrid pleaded that his party  was asking the approval of a  policy which had been urged by  Sir John A. MacDonald as late as  1891. Will our readers hearken  to the voice of Lieut.-Colonel  .Pennington Macpherson, for a  long time private secretary to the  late Sir John, the author of his  best biography and, incidentally*.  a nephew of the greatest statesman of the Canadian people.:  Colonel Pennington uses strong  language in dealing with Sir  Wilfrid.    Read this,: "/* '._'.  Sir���In Sir Wilfrid Laurier's  manifesto of July 29th,  he presents not one single argument,in  favor of the agreement: nolfone  solitary reason why it shouicj' be  accepted.    He gives a prie^siii'ed  history of the proceedings pitjie  past   year  and   of the, various  steps taken to make the ,agre*e:  ment;     roundly    abuses ."^thcise  members    of 'Parliament ^who  fought for the people's  rights  and demanded that the question  should be submitted to t;hem be?  fore  being put into force: and  knowing the veneration in which  the memory of Sir John A. Macdonald is held by all Canadians  without   distinction   of    party,  practically rests his case,upon  the following absolutely . incqrn  rect and totally unfounded state;-  ment: "The latest attempt of  the Conservative party to that  end was made by Sir John Macdonald himself, who dissolved  Parliament in 1891 for the purpose of submitting to the electorate of Canada the expediency of  his approaching again the American authorities for a renewal of  the treaty of 1854."  THE   FACTS   ABOUT   THE  ELECTION  OF 1891.  The   language   of Sir John's  manifesto of 7th February, 1891,  makes it very plain  that he was  going to the country to fight to a  finish the pernicious doctrine of  unrestricted   reciprocity    Which  the Liberals, under Sir Wilfrid  Laurier,  were  preaching.^ Parliament had another year to run,  but the virus appeared to be affecting the judgment of some,  and as a conspiracy seemed to  have been hatched in the United  States to promote the dissemination of the doctrine and to bring  the Liberal party into power, to  put it into force,    Sir John decided to   accept   the   challenge  thrown out, to expose the methods  being used, and to leave the issue  to his countrymen.    This is what  Sir John said, in his address to  the people of Canada, upon his  trade  policy :   "As  in  1878, in  1882, and again in  1887, so,  in  189i, -do questions relating to the  tradeand commerce of the country  occupy a foremost place in  the public mind.    Our policy in  respect thereto is, today, what it  has been for.the  past thirteen  years and is directed by a firm  determination to foster and develop' the varied resources of the  Dominion by every means in our  power, consistent with Canada's  position as ah integral portion of  the British Empire.    To that end  we have labored in the past and  we propose to continue in the  work to which we have applied  ourselves, of building up on this  continent,   under   the    flag   of  England, a great and powerful  nation."  =Have^l6cal=Li beTals^alfeady  ready thrown up the sponge ?  The - committee rooms obtained  by the president have been leased out. Though a pity 'tis it  appears to be too true !  LOWER NICOLA JOTTINGS  Mr. Veal, of Dot, was here last  Tuesday.  Mr. Campbell, of Merritt, was  in town Tuesday.  Sam Berry, of  this week.  Dot, was here  Mrs. McKenna, of Canford, is  visiting her friends here.  . Mr. Graham and  here last week for  west.  family  left  the North-  ,, Miss Brow, of Summerland,  has been appointed teacher for  the coming term.  Dr. Stewart.has been spending  a few days at Nicola on a fishing  expedition.  . ���). ���..  Mjss Davidson, who, for the  last'eighteen, months wasI teacher  herey'has been successful in  glass ing'fcir the second-class cer-  fcific i��e at the recent examination.  :*.',        ; .f.-SlS'i  f.j;:'.'.'     ���������>��� ���       ���'������     - ������     -":   -  '-���vtftt 8   .-if-.-  ���-   '  ���   !���'-:��������� '*���       ���  U&iaW    'V.;v;,; ���������..-. ���������'.   oi    ���������'������. ".-.-  Dan Munro Has  Made Progress  Rapid    Expansion   of    Business  Necessitates Improvements  So rapidly has the business of  Dan Munro grown during the  past twelvemonths, he has found  that certain improvements in his  business facilities, which he has  deferred executing for some time  past, must be immediately made.  In addition to the capacious  stables now in use he finds that  he must erect a large livery barn  forty by ninety feet in area, for  housing his horses. In addition  to this still he will erect a carriage-room forty feet square.  This latter will be constructed  near the corner of Coutlee avenue  and Voght street, adjacent to the  Provincial Court House. This  wih serve also for a display-room  for the carriages which he will  handle.  The growth of the business of  Mr. Munro is typical of this city.  Commencing business here four  years ago, he owned four teams;  the business of the embryo city  af that time being insufficent to  give constant employment to even  that small number. During the  past two years the real expansion  of the town commenced, and at  the same time " matters ;began  to look up "for Dan Munro. By  careful selection, he added to his  number of teams, picking only  the best animals the market afforded, adding to his stock only  as really good animals were put  upon the market, until now he  has, in addition to a number of  foals, twelve, heavy and; light  teams  for all  kinds    of   work. J  And, it might be added, the significant part is that he has found  his stable taxed to, the utmost  to successfully handle the business offering.  In making the addition to his  stabling facilities it is the interior Mr. Munro to maintain here a  livery service second, to none in  the interior of British Columbia.  For the greater convenience of  the public he will open offices  next door to the premises of the  Bank of Toronto. To take charge  of this department of the business  he has engaged Miss Cousins.  Best Electric Massage .always  oh tap at "Brown & .Durham's  barbershop. 25tf  A.F.&A.I  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the second  Tuesday of each  month at 8 p-  m.    Sojourney.  ng brothers cordially invited.  M. L. Gkimmett,       Fred S. Gay  W. M. , Secretary.  Nicola Valley  -Dealers in;  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  :Manuf��icturers of-  Strictly High Grade Delicious  PUBLIC HIGHWAYS.  Fresh  Fish  always  on   hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager  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.  '������'.- THOMAS TAYLOR,  :.'....;      Minister of Public Works,  Department of Public Works, '  Victoria, B.C., July 7th, 1911.      -35  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  *��� m~~i���^wmwf ��� ��������^���i���m      ii   ��� i i i   hi    ��� ��imi^ij^��^^b^  ^1���^���^^���^^n���^������..-. ITOfJr : ----.   ,~t,   .-   .in.,.,-,���;.. :���-~~- ������MM1r1rlw^M  MERRITT, B. C.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL   WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.  The destruction of the house; ily . is a public duty;  Almost every. American State Board; p* Health is carrying  on a crusade against him.      ;  His' filthy origin and habits, and the fact that his body  is generally laden with disease-producing germs, makes him  one of the greatest enemies of the human race.  If theI housekeepers of''Canada willyis'e     -'      ----"���-'"  persistently, this peril .would; be ,'u^mendqu.sly. reduced  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to   handle   any  kind   of  Building  Construction   Work  FORMERLY ELITE RESTAURANT  ���jfe -: ;mow omen  Two Dining Rooms. First Class Meals Served.  Commutation Meal Tickets $6.00.  21  Meals for $5.00.  JOE YOP        -        -        Proprietor  1 JTiIvlIG  THRE  SAND  These three coolcs'di.Ter widely in tnbi'ltV nn-J experience, but ulljir; agreed that the  prime essential ii (Jo .J cjj.uiu ii tiu stov j- 0.1. which to coo<c. and u!! co:i-jJj that every  stove necessity {a uut in a ;   .  ' ' '��� '     '      '     ' '  ���   ��������� ���GURNEY-qX.FQ'RD RANGE  Tor no matter how much or how little cooltinrf is done; no mntter.whit thc-.experienco  given or required, th;re pre certain prime requisite rf >r every kitcnen range.    Whether tho  cjoU bj a professional chef or ths y >ung bndj witn only   'him" to pleuse, the stove muit  . f.iruish these three, esseulials--!,teadines\. ntid S��"!:!'"' "' 'h-'81- cvc" ba/'init facilities. O..J a  giule tnat gives plenty o( air to the fire'with a sa'.'ii'ig ol Iu ;l 0...1 convenience in handling.  ��� -    For these three pi-oblsmv���o1 which n'l cli-lkV.are iifircej���tAe GURNIiY-OXFORD  RANutt has thrjc imsivrra, Lire; goij j-Kimi 'v.iv-'.    ;K\     :-....,'���    ... ���  T'lli OXFOIID KOONOMIXKK ij 1 BntiiR fever for thYsteidy maintenance of beat,  licensed (or use only on Gurncy-j Hfardn. It utl'eiis. 11 rpmarkabjj frjv'i'g in fuel as well aa  labor.    Nothing can go up the chimney but smoK'.-'afiJ udu>*.  The Divided Flue  Strip distributes the heat evenly, ���'���  front as well as back of oven, thus sec a ring against foilur.e ii..,'  h iking.. There is no better teat of practical stove work than!--"  this uV'-m cuiurol.  Are yon always duning? The Gurney Ovfird'Reversible Grat2 xav.-ii dire nnd.l'ibor; o.ie-'ulf luri 11 ml theaihgsy.  are cut, *vn;��e t.uin;-*rlojici...| tjeth gr..i.1;tiw liard^-.st clinKer".  Thcr 1 are plenty of other "re/isois" fnr the advantaiiej;.:  of  the tjurn^y-Oxford, 111 u call on  uj \V:I coi'ivinej ymi."  CJome in and see o .r varied, tin'!, aid we will demoa.traitt".,  ail these<Iejtures toyour entire Gutiafactioh.  MERRITT MERGANTitE dOMPANY  '.''.!  G.K  LIMITED.  Real Estate and Insurance  Okanagan Lands  AH Classes of Investments Placed.  Head Offices:  Vernon, B. .C  MerriJt Livery and Peed Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses.    Express meets  all trains.    Buggies for hire.  A. J. COUTEE, Prop.,  Merritt, B. .C  WM. C  General Contractor of Plastering  BRICK, STONE, CEMENT BLOCKS AND  GENERAL CEMENT WORK.  ALL WORK NEATLY AND PROMPTLY EXECUTED  PRESSED CEMENT STEPS, GRAVE STONES,  FENCE POSTS, ETC.  \'V i  '���r.-U:     .-vr. .    .. ���  , .1-0 ' ��� '���'.    ���'<  '  "���    ''���."  ���The News Job Department Friday, August 11 1911  THE NIC01A VALLEY NEWS  "Gemmill & Rankine Have It"  Webb's and Lowney's  Benjamin Browitt, superintendent of the Diamond Vale Collieries, who has been at the coast  for a week, returned to the city  on Monday evening's train.  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.  H. S. Cleasby,,will return from  Kamloops tonight.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  S.Buxton was in town during  the week.   -o   James Shivel was in town with  Gus Grote during the week.  W. Reid, chief draughtsman of  the Kettle Valley Railway, will  visit Vancouver next week.  Harvesting on the Garcia homestead is about completed.  Wm. McNeill has gone out to  Aspen Grove on business.  Mayor Eastwood, J. H. Collett  and M. L. Grimmett returned  from the Liberal Convention at  Kamloops on Tuesday.  Dr. Stewart, of Lower Nicola,  is contemplating a trip to the  Antipodes during the fall. He  is undecided whether he will visit  South Africa or not..  Mrs. Turner, daughter of Mr.  and Mrs. George Fraser, who has  been staying, with her husband,  at the Coldwater hotel for the  past week, and will leave f. r  Aspen Grove at the latter end of  the week.  Nelson Welsh and Bert Smith,  in partnership, have purchased  the livery and teaming business  of George Riches. The partners  in this firm are both enterprising  and energetic and there should  be a good field for them in this  city.  Joe Coutlee, foreman of the  Douglas Lake Cattle Company's  ranch at Douglas Lake, was in  the city on Wednesday.  William Brown returned from  Kamloops on Tuesday evening,  accompanied by his wife. Mrs.  Brown is a newcomer to the city,  and expresses her pleasure at  what she has seen of it.  John Devlin went down to  Lytton to have a look round during the early part of the week.  As John is well known there���as  he expresses it, "he is as well  known there as at home"���he  may decide to remain there for  the winter.  e Star Res  Sharp razors, and Clean Towel.  -W. E. Brown. 52tf  Chief of police R. S. Brown  went up to Kamloops on business  during the week.  Cbarles-F. Law, of Vancouver,  returned from a visit to his platinum properties on the Tulameen  last Wednesday afternoon.  James Bamfield was in town  the latter part of last week hiring  harvest hands.  Alec Gordon has been particularly busy during the past week  gathering his harvest.  Paul Labelle came down from  Douglas Lake to attend the opening of the Church of the Sacred  Heart.  G. B. Armstrong and Joseph  Graham returned from. Aspen  Grove with Hon. Thomas Taylor,  M. P. P., on Sunday morning.  Frank Smith intends shortly to  retire from the management of  the Middlesboro boarding house  and will possibly locate in this  city. He is as yet undecided as  what particular line of business  he will follow.  J. Williamson, -of Williamson  & Turner, sole agents for the  Coalmont Townsite, arrived in  the city from Vancouver on Wednesday evening.  Tom Hunter and Sam Hyland  left for Douglas Lake yesterday  morning. They will erect a new  residence for the manager of the  company there. They have just  completed the erection of a warehouse for the Imperial Oil Company.  A. S. Bennett went up to Kamloops to attend the convention of  the Conservatives of Yale-Cariboo on Thursday. - He is expected  back this evening.  On Monday afternoon's train  Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McDonald  went down to Lytton, where Mr.  McDonald has a large pool-room  in course of erection. Mrs. McDonald expects to remain in  Lytton for a fortnight but her  husband returned during the  latter part of the week.  WE WANT YOU  TO SEE OUR FINISH  By that we don't mean funeral obsequies, but our superior quality of '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  the uses to which itis applied.  Our finish is manufactured  at our own plant with due  regard to first-class milling  and drying, and we are anxious to show it to you and  point out its advantages���  n'atu ral color  an d grai n���  which cannot be secured in  lumber purchased  haphazardly  from  Tom,   Lick  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 Place Like Home."  Vancouver Lumber  Co., Ltd.  MERRITT, B. C.  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.  THE COLDSTREAM ESTATE  VERNON, B.C.  NURSE!  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. Cl  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the best.  In every department we aim to please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL TRADE A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  GEO. McGRUTHER, Prop.  Merritt, B. C.  Having purchased the interests of Mr. Go N. Bennett in the firm of Bennett & Reid, it  is now necessary for us to take stock, but before doing so we are anxious to clear out  the balance of our        IIDV- flflfifli^ J&-&IH I AlliCG?  As we are discontinuing these lines everything must be sold and for the next Ten  Days we have decided to place on sale the balance of our Dry Goods stock at  AND SOME LINES  liX.--: Wt  REMEMBER that this stock is all new and this is YOUR BIG CHANCE to save  money on your Dry Goods requirements.  Successors to  Vvi1 .������'���'...  ��� ���amBmnr- : ���������-. JidiWas'aDU'tawjei.-.-iJt ^'.,  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday. August 18,' -1911  |&# ..<&&   ��� I  mm$&  ,^XXXm^-..  s  We offer you any suit in the store at 20 per cent, off  regular price.    Don't overlook this grand offer.  ��  just m  see our stock before it is too late to get the benefit of the fall range.  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.  We are agents for the Carhartt's Overalls  and Gloves. The best Overall made.  GROCERIES        BOOTS AND SHOES        LADIES' WEAR        MEN'S FURNISHINGS       HARDWARE Friday. August 11 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  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  CREAM  Different Flavors.  ALSO  OFT DRIP  Different Flavors.  Remember also that we make  a specialty of all   classes of  I pastry work, and  our   bread  when once used always brings  a new customer.  Proprietor.  Next door to J. S. Morgan  Quilchena Avenue,     Merritt  Automatic Guns  Prohibited in B.C.  Regulations for  1911-1912  Hunting Season  Are Issued  L  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 Hogari  Proprietor.  r -���--���^  Plumbing and  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP��� Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sel La ndselL  anything   you    wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  .>  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  fur  a flood   square meal.    Best   ol  accomodation and comfort  Rate *l.50 ner day  A. W. McVittie  .DOMINION  &   PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  Subdivision Work a Specialty.  Offi-es with John Hutchison Co.  MERRITT, B. C.  Victoria, B. C, Aug. 17.���In  view of the approach of the hunting season throughout the province, attention is directed to the  fact that the use of automatic  guns is illegal in any part or district of British Columbia.  The consensus of opinion appears to be that the use of automatic guns is essentially unsportsmanlike, andforthis'reason  as well as for the desirable pro-  tectionof the diminishing number  of ducks and geese frequenting  provincial .waters, the action, of  the government will be approved  by all true sportsmen���even by  those who may p��.rchance find it  necessary to make changes in  their arsenels.  By a second order-in-council,  passed at the same time, a closed  season for mountain sheep was  declared during the ensuing two  years, in the districts of Yale,  Okanagan and Similkameen, and  an additional year of immunity  granted the wapiti in all parts of  the mainland as from the 1st  proximo.  Provincial executive regulations for 1911-12 are largely based  upon specific and practical reports from Game Warden Bryan  Williams and his subordinates.  The order adopted provides  chiefly for the season's sport on  the mainland, as will be noted  by the following decisions :  That blue and willow grouse  and ptarmigan may be shot  throughout that .portion of the  mainland not included in the  Fernie, Cranbrook, Richmond,  Dewdney, Delta and Chilliwack  electoral districts and that por-  of the Kent municipality situated  in the Yale electoral district,  between between the 1st day of  September. 1911, and Hhe 31st  day of December, 1911, both days-  included.  That ducks, snipe and geese  may be shot throughout the mainland and the islands adjacent to  the mainland between the first  day of September, 1911, and the  28th dav of February, 1912, both  days inclusive.  That the coast deer may be  shot throughout the mainland  and the islands adjacent thereto,  between the first day of September and the 15th day of December  both days inclusive, exception  being made herin of Queen Charlotte Islands.  That Columbian or coast deer  may be sold.throughout the main-  =!and=only=between=the=lst=day=of=  September and the 15th day of  November, both days inclusive.  That ducks, geese and snipe  may be sold throughout the mainland between the first day. of  October and the 30th day of November, both days inclusive.  These regulations, it is specially noted, are not intended to  apply to Kaien Island and Yala-  kom game reserve in the Lillooet  district, the Elk River game reserve in the East Kootenay, or-  the game reserve in the Fort  George district.  modern and most complete de  fensive works and appliances,  but also with the finest and most  destructive artillery ever made  in the famous Krupp works.  Enterprising German newspapers have given wonderful  detailed descriptions of the new  fortifications and guns, but I am  informed by a very high official  in the war department that all  these details are the product of  mere journalistic imagination.  The naval and military authorities have preserved the strictest  secrecy concerning the work that  has been conducted on the island,  and every inch of the rock devoted to fortification or other  military purposes has been hidden  behind a high fence. Moreover,  in order to prevent prying, special  care has been taken to stop all  crevices in this fence.  The people of Belgium are in a  state of great excitement over a  persistent rumor that the Dutch  claims to the right of blocking  the Scheldt and Antwerp in case  of war against an English relief  fleet rest upon a treaty concluded  some years ago by Baron Fave-  reau'*, the Belgian foreign secretary. This treaty is said to relinquish in favor of Holland the  right to watch over the Scheldt  and over the conditions of fluvial  security in the time of war.  It is said that the Belgian government will shortly be questioned on the subject in the Senate,  there being reason to believe that  some such treaty really exists,  although the friendly disposition  of the Dutch towards Belgium  momentarily lulls the fears of the  Belgian government as to the use  Holland might make of a convention so^worded.  The. government will also be  questioned in the Senate concerning the projected new railroad  connections between Germany  and Belgium, which would secure  to a German army an easy passage through Belgium to France  by allowing it to avoid the Bel-  gium~fortification of the Meuse  valley and strike at France in the  unprotected neighborhood of  Stenay, halfway between Mez-  ieres and Verdun.  Germany has been pushing her  military and railroad preparations  on the Belgian frontier to such  an extent that certain senators,  resolved upon expressing the  public uneasiness of the Socialists, have chosen for one of their  candidates at the approaching  municipal elections young Sipido,  who. in 1901, at the Brussels Northern railroad stat, shot at King  Edward, cthen Prince of Wales,  but missed. Althcugh Sipido has  long since expressed his deep re-  pentanceyand=hasied=an=exemp^  lary life, his candidature for any  public office will be severely criticized by general opinion.  I  THE PAY-ROLL TOWN  OF 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 700 and 800  men, and   a  town of  from  2000  to  2500   people.  The Great Northern Railway  tracks  will reach the town by October 1st.  Lots Are Now Offered for Sale  from $175  Terms: One-quarter Cash; Balance over 18 months.  Williamson & Turner  Exclusive  Agents  MERRITT   OFFICE  JUST   WEST   OF   COLDWATER   HOTEL.  I  ���0  BILL LANG WON AGAIN  HELIGOLAND  Since Tuesday week the Island  of Heligoland, which England  more than once has had reason  to regret was ever sold to Ger  many, has been an independent  German fortification.  Until August 1st it was under  the immediate command of a  captain'.'of tho engine ningcorps."  but, because of its extreme importance as a naval bns'e in case  of war with England, a cha ige  has now been made and an independent command has.'been, established on the island itself.  For y��ars Germany under  cover.of the utmost secrecy, has  improved t1 e fortifications ���>!" tin-  island until new ir   nvi<'   l>.> v.-n-  siderod impivirnab.'e, huvi  g  <\  provided not only with the m<> t  Australian Heavyweight Champion Beat  Bill Squires in Five Rounds  Bill Lang defeated Bill Squires  last week in the fifth round of a  bout for the heavyweight championship of Australia. Lang  weighed in at 190 and Squires at  176 pounds. The odds were 4 to  1 on Lang, who had all the best  of it throughout. About 4000  saw the bout at Brisbane.  POLE INDUSTRY  Brisk Demand Causes Activity on the  Arrow Lakes  Considerable activity is in evidence in the telegraph pole business during the past two weeks.  There are prospects of no fewer  than four firms keenly competing  in this commodity with yards in  or near the Nakusp, and locations  along the foreshore and railway  sresareapparentlyat a pn-mium.  S ich enrnp 'tition and increased  i I'lustries is evidence of the  UHqu^ position \aksun holds  among the huge forest  r smifCfS  of the province.    Its .cedars are  ,1  especially noted for their adaptability for long poles required in  the   construction   of   telegraph,  telephone and electric light lines  all over the continent, and the  introduction of the Naksup article  from Alberta to Quebec and Pen-  sylvania has made it quite famous.    So great has  been the  demand that the Lindsley Bros.  Company's yards, both at Naksup  and Summit Lake, have practic-  tically become empty,  and contacts are being entered into to  provide an immense stock during  the coming winter. The Western  Pole���and���Lumber-Gompany-of-  Spokan has entered the field, and  last week   made   shipments   to  Toronto. A Rossland firm has its  representative   on    the   ground  trying to locate a site to enter  heavily   into the business,  and  will make its   headquarters   at  Naksup.    P. J. Gallagher of Nelson has already secured his site  alongside that of Lindsley Bros,  and will become heavily interested, while E. R. Vipond,- an old-  time lumberman, is stocking his  product in a frontage adjoining.  Mr.  Vipond is now installing a  gasolene engine for cutting ties  for the C. P. R. on this ground.  Generally,   it looks a3 if some  lively times may be expected in  this   forest industry ;   the only  detriment now apparently is the  insufficiency of ground available  to carry on the business.  The Quebec Lumber Company  has had a busy cutting season,  their yards being full of lumber  under the process of drying.  This company anticipates the  manufacturing of fruit boxes in  time for next year's shipments.  ...   ���<        o ���������  ���  WELL DIGGING  Peter 01s��n is prepared to ac  cept contracts for digging wells.  Now is the best time if you are  contemplating the digging of a  well, this being the dry season  of the year. Prices and terms  application ��o Peter Olsen,  Merritt Post Office.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The ".hoicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  News Ads Get You Results. Try Them.  on  Nicola  Valley  Agricultural  & Horticultural Association  Fall Exhibition  Thurs., September 7  ��������������������� ' '  -'���������������   ���    y  " ��� '������'   ���'   ������" ������������������     '.'?.''. " "  At MERRITT, B. C.  LARGELY INCREASED PRIZE  LIST.  FINEST SHOW YET.  MERRITT CITY BAND WILL BE  IN ATTENDANCE.  ->,  A. W. STRICKLAND  President,  T. HESLOP,  Secretary. THE NICOLA VALLEY *NEWS  Friday, August 18, 1911  Im819\  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.  Victoria Rooms  PROTECTING FORESTS  AGAINST FIRE PERIL  (Continued from page  one)  brush, dry grass and other inflammable caterial.  "5. In especially dangerous  places, when so desired by the  Minster, railway companies will  be required to cut and clear safeguards^ on lands adjacent to their  right-of-way. Whenever fires  shall occur in proximity to the  right-of-way yrail way companies  and their contractors :upon request of the Minister of railways,  shall place the laborers in their  employ at the disposal of any official duly authorized by the  minister.  "5���A sufficient provision of  buckets, mattocks,   shovels   and  McDonald Block  Quilchena Ave.  Finest Furnished Modern jRooms in the  City..   r ., '.'. .'������'.  .All outside rooms and well lighted by  electricity.  For rent by day week .or month.  mrs. j. a. Mcdonald  Proprietress.  M, L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  A. B. KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  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.  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola  Picrritt  Railroad Standard  SIMPSON &  REPAIRS GUARANTEED  ONE YEAR.  All the latest in Fobs, Chains, Jewelry of every Description  erritt  DEALERS IN  Lmbeiy Lathy Shingles, Lime,  Cement and all kinds building  material.  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  Phone 37  P. O. Boz 7  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  All Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt Factories.  OLDWATER  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  WffL MgInTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  axes for fighting bush fires must  be made by every company at  suitable places along its line.  "6���Debris, caused by the cutting of any timber by a railway  company, under special permission of the Minister of Lands, on  lands of the crown adjacent to  the right-of-way,must at once be  limbed off and piled and dealt  with subsequently by burning or  otherwise in accordance with the  orders ofthe Minister of Lands.  Due notice must be given to the  Minister of Lands before any  such cutting is done in any  locality.  "7���Every   locomotive engine  having an extension   smoke-box  shall be equipped with   netting  mesh,the mesh to be not larger  than 21-2 x 21-2 per inch number  10 Birmingham wire gauge, and  to be placed in the smoke-box so  as to extend completely over the  aperture   through   which     the  smoke ascends���the openings of  the said mesh not to   exceed   a  quarter of an inch and one sixty-  fourth of an inch to the square  inch.  On every engine equipped  with a diamond stack the mesh  to be not more than 3x3 per inch  of number 10 Birmingham  wire  gauge and to be placed across the  of the stack so as to completely  cover the same, the opening of the  said   mesh not to exceed three-  sixteenths of an inch   and   one  sixty-fourth of an inch   to   the  square inch,  "8. The opening at the back of  the ashpans on every- locomotive  engine must be covered with  heavy sheet iron dampers or with  screen, netting dampers 2 1-2 x  21-2 per inch of number ten Birm-  ngham wire gauge, such dampers,  to-be-fastened either by a heavy  spring or a split cotter or pin.  "9���Overflow pipes from the  injectors must be put into the  front and back parts of the ash-  pans and used from April to October, inclusive.  "10��� Durin g the months from  April to Octo ber, inclusive, wire  screens must be fixed to *" the  windows of all smoking compartments of railway carriages.  Trado  Asaya-Neurall-*  TH E .  N.E W    R E M  ED Y    FOR  Nervous  Exhaustion  Heredity is one of the niain causes  of nervous exhaustion. Children  whose minds give way in school,  girls lackingin nerve stamina, and  young men exhausted by ordinary  'business cares, prove this. Occasional treatment- with "Asaya-  Neurall" is their salvation. It  feeds the nerves, induces sleep,  improves the appetite and digestion, and restores full nerve pow  er. $1.50 a bottle.'"Local agent.  GEO. M. GEMMILL,  Merritt, B. C.  ^AKADI:A;|I1  h^&mamBaJ&JUEmaBb*  Train leaves 12.35 dally for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.40.  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation  reserved-;  and complete passage booked   to any part   of   Great;  Britain, or from Great Britain to Canada.    If sending,  for your  friends purchase  your ticket here and avoid!  the risk of sending money. ���  For rates and sailings apply I  to  P. H. PUFFER       ;  Aflent - Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, 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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