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 Hea  $^*��?^lT&.7-sr>on at Menzies* Hall, Tuesday Night, September 19.  I*-S?J&fl l,atfJ ^%&fApril- *  Anti-  reciprocity  Vol. "��. No   31  MERRITT, B. C. SEPTEMBER 15,  1911  Price 5. Cents  Diamond Vale  Collieries Report  Charges Made in Circular Are  Completely" Refuted by Accountants' Report. "  The report  submitted  to the  shareholders of the Diamond Vale  Coal & Iron Mines, Ltd., by the  manager, Mr. T.   J.   Smith,   reviews the financial history of the  ^undertaking and  their present  prospects.    Incidentally the report contains a reply to certain  reflections made upon the management in a  circular recently  issued to the shareholders. With  the manager's statement is the  report of Riddell, Stead & Hodges  ^chartered accountants.  The firm was nominated by the  manager    of    the   Vancouver  ��� branch of the Bank of Ottawa in  accord with a resolution adopted  - at an informal  meeting of the  , principal shareholders held in August at Ottawa,   where many of  them reside.    They decided that  an independent investigation of  the history and affairs of the company   should be  made,   having  special reference to the manage-  . ment of Mr. T. J. Smith, and at  their request Mr. Pennock, bank  ; manager, was requested to nom-  : inate an independent firm ofchar-  * tered accountants to conduct the  inquiry.  The report of the accountants  is very full and complete and can  .only be briefly summerized here.  ..-lit states that the  books and_re;.  ��� cords of the company  had been  produced and that the managing  director and officers had afforded  all the information and explanations required.  From the date of "the incorporation under the increased capital  at the end of 1905 the company  was engaged in prospecting and  development work, for which the  money was provided by the sale  of treasury stock;    In 1906, Mr.  Smith I began to advance money  and the accountants find that during 1907 and thence onward the  company was practically financed  entirely by   him.    In   January,  1908, he took a morgage of the  ^ompany's'interesrin^Garciaand'  charters property  to protect ad-  vances]amounting to$52,490. Advances were also made by Mr.  Orme and by the Royal Bank of  Canada arid in 1910,   Mr. Smith  paid $23,430 to the Minister of  Lands for crown grants on  the  coal claims.    It is found that Mr.  Smith made further advances in  1910 and 1911.    On  these occasions he obtained options on certain shares of the Diamond Vale  Collieries at $50 per share.  The accountants say they have  no way of forming an opinion as  to the adequacy of this price, but  that certain correspondence appears showing that Mr. Smith  urged other shareholders to take  up sufficient of the company's  stock at that price to provide  funds for meeting liabilities then  due, but that shareholders declined to entertain the proposal.  "���Mr. T. J.   Smith  as manager,  submitted a report to the shareholders at a meeting in this city,  Sept. 4, ;in which he presented  the    accountants'     statements  above summerized.   He also went  into the history of the undertakings, showing that $150,000 cash  and $200,000 in stock was paid by  the Diamond Vale Collieies, Ltd.  for Garcia and charter coal rights  purchased from the original Diamond Vale Co.   To obtain the  cash $233,000 of debentures were  issued, leaving $50,000, less ex-,  penses, to be used in development.  To this has  been added  further  sums loaned by  Mr.  Smith during 1910.    This development has  brought about good results and  the property is now  valued at  $800,000 by  Mr. John Morrison,  a prominent engineer of Newcastle,   England,   who reported  on it for English  capitalist.    In  this valuation he refers only 400  acres of the most developed portion,   from which   he   says 800  tons per day could be shipped for  forty  years.    The remaining 1,  600 acres   have   riot   yet  been  proven. ,  Mr. Smith now holds the stock  certificate as security for his  advances, and has the optiori  above mentioned at $50 per share.  He points out that this price will  provide a clear profit of $125,000  to the company, whose shareholders have invested very little cash,  the bondholders and Mr. Smith  himself having made the real investment. . i  The report of the accountants  completely refutes the charges  and insinuations made in the circular men tioned above. As' 'The  News-Advertiser" published the  circular, ,this journal has great  pleasure in giving the authoritative statement of the chartered  accountants. ���News-Advertiser.  Improvements  Going Ahead  Is  New Settlers  Are Arriving  Nicola*. Valley Lands. Are, Being  . '* Settled by Good Class  The constant and steady growth of the Nicola valley is not to  be overlooked, and the new settlers are a boon (not a boom, by  any means.)  Sunday evening last Arthur  Gann arrived from the old country. He proposes to settle here  upon some ranching- property,  and will have his family come  over later on.  Several others from over the  pond/whose names we have been  unable to ascertain are on their  way to the glorious Nicola country,   and will  arrive   within; a  jv_eek.y=ThisJooks=good=f6E=;the,  further settlement of the valley.  These people have the money to  nv est, and are prepared  to invest it if they can find suitable  locations. The' locations are here  ���so they will not be disappointed  Apparently Nicola valley has  not been boosted  locally. Those  who have been on trips back to  the old land, and those who write  of her virtues from here, extol  the inducements that are existent.   Therefore the continuous  coming in of the settlers.   Not  only this but when  they  do get  to the "valley of sunshine" they  become perfectly satisfied with  the conditions which prevail.  May they keep coming.  Road   Work  Up   Coldwater  Progressing Rapidly  The work of the provincial  government road gang up the  Coldwater and the Voght valley  sections has been progressing;  rapidly, and the result of the  improvements made is gratifying  to the settlers all along the route  ���with the possi ble exception of  some of the chronic "kickers."  The accomplishment of the difficult projects undertaken reflects  much credit upon Road Superintendent D. J. ( Sutherland and  Fred Seward, road foreman for  this district.  Shubert's hill has been cut  down and a fine new road made.  The work on this hill extended  for two miles and the grading  takes off half a mile of the distance formerly used. This road  connects with the Voght valley  road at what is generally known  as "the forks."  The work occupied a gang of  twenty men for four weeks, being completed this afternoon., It  is now a passable and level  stretch for vehicular traffic.  Mr. Seward, who has, been in  the provincial government employ for the past eight years, has  proved a most efficient-road builder. He was down yesterday for  a portion of his gang.  The. leveling of. ��hese roads  means a .great: convenience for  transient-rtravellers and -the.- ranchers of the district.  In addition it might be stated  that the government-gangs are  continuing, with the good work  on the road between Nicola and  Quilchena.   Last fall the   new  road was completed in part., That  is.to say, on account of the heavy  rock work connected with its construction   it  was impossible to  get   the   desired   width   before  severe weather set in.;   Now the  new road which takes the  place  of the   old   dangerous   Gilmore  hill is being broadened in  various places, and the convenience  of the traveling public will  be  greatly=enhanced- ������        -  E.   B.  Tingley,   road fornian.  Big Meeting For  Tuesday Night  WEDDING   BELLS  On Monday evening last Rev.  Mr. Connor united in the holy  bonds of matrimony, Ernist  Whetton and Miss Gertriide  Dean.:  Both are natives of Ilkesdon,  Nottinghamshire, England.  ,. The bride reached this city on  Sunday last from the old country,  while Mr. Whetton has been'resident here for some twelve months. A cordial reception was  tendered the n e w 1 y-wedded  couple by their many friends.  whe has been under D. J* Sutherland for the past eight years, was  in town this week from the section where he is working. Ed.  has been building the new Fish  lake road���which opens up a fine  opportunity for the mining men  of Aspen Grove district to get in  machinery, supplies, etc. Some  disgruntled ranches���who expect  a road to go right up to their hencoop���have made a roar. However, Mr. Tingley has got one of  the best grades possible, (eight  per cent, in fact). The work has  progressed rapidlv and the worst  of it" is over���six miles ��� having  been completed within the past  month. Two or three weeks will  see the other six miles completed.  Simpson, Ex-liberal, Will Speak  Upon Anti-reciprocity.  In conjunction with other prominent speakers, Mr. Fred E.  Simpson, of Kamloops, will ad-:  dress what promises to be a most  rousing Conservative meeting in  Menzies' Hall on Tuesday evening  next. .'���';  ;  Mr. Simpson, who, by the way,!  is proprietor of a wholesale and!  retail tobacco emporium in  the!  '.! railroad city,'' durin g his seven-;  teen  or eighteen years ofiresi-;  dence in Canada, has been a most  ardent Liberal.   He is a.natural-!  ized American, hailing from the  State of Iowa.    He was city clerkj  at Sheldon for some  time, and  later he became editor of   the!  Sheldon Daily Eagle.    He says;  himself that he always had his  "eagle eye" on  the Canadian!  West, and before the Crows' Nest  Pass line wa3 consructed brought  over, on a scow, a printing plant  toWardner, where he established  the Internationa] newspaper.  When the C. P. R. decided to  make Cranbrook   the "divisional  point, instead of. the propheted  Wardner,' Mr. Simpson went to  Morrissey, and there set up the  Leader.    The Yukon gold  rush'  lured him in 1896 to the frozen  north, in   company with  Hugh  Stevens, now proprietor of the  Queen's hotel at Calgary.  ^���Returning, ".Old Man " Simp-  soik (as- he Was~fam'iliarly���*nick:*  named by those who knew him  best)  again got the . newspaper  fever, and established the Cranbrook Herald   and a   paper   at  Marysville,   on    the    Kimberly  branch.    The Cranbrook paper  was considered to  be the most  enterprising    and .   interesting  "rag" in British Columbia up*  to the time of Mr. Simpson's retirement from newspaper work  a couple of years ago.  This gentleman's influence was  one of the main factors to bring  about the election of Dr. King  (Liberal) to the Provincial house  on two occasions.  SlthoughTrTot"  gards the greatly misunderstood  proposal for reciprocity. Believe  us, Simpson does.  F. G. T. Lucas,of Vancouver,  will also be upon the platform.  He is a son if Alex. Lucas, the  present provincial member for  this riding. Mr. Lucas is an ardent anti-reciprocity speaker,  and, althoughayoung man, has  a good delivery and a most convincing argument.  Yankee Sentiment  Is Plainly Shown  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kay left this  morning for Vancouver, where  they intend to reside.  McDONALD   MEETING  A largly attended "Liberal"  meeting was held in Menzies'  hall last Friday night, at which  the candidate who is to: oppos  Martin Burrell. K. C. McDonald,  discussed the issues of the campaign.  We put "Liberal" in quotation  marks for the reason that it was  really a Conservative meeting���  about two-thirds of those present  being of anti-reciprocity persuasion. Mr. Deachirian of Vancouver was a supporter of Mr. Mc  Donald, who gave a few bombastic remarks, but could not  answer.several questions hurled  at him.  "^ToliayrKowevefT  deserting the Liberals as a party,  Mr. Simpson sees the folly of  advocating a reciprocity treaty ;  today he is a Canadian and understands what such a treaty  means eventually.  The "old man" (he is only  about 55, be it said) is a fluent  and convincing orator. Although  never an aspirant for political  honors, he has always taken a  deep interest and study in Canadian politics. In other words he  has drunk deeply at the perennial,  spring of knowledge politic on  both sides of the line.  Mr. Simpson is so well known,  either personally, or by " hearsay"���if we may use term���to  people in this province that it is  scarcely necessary to mention  that he held the highest office  that can be conferred up n a  memberof the Oddfellows'Order.  First Grand Warden, be was  elected as the Grand Master for  the Province of B. C.  Tuesday evening's meeting is  bound to be a bumper one, and.  the opposition being cordially invited, there should be an inter-!  esting discussion. ��� The writer  will guarantee that F. E. Simpson  will make it interesting if no one  else doe?. Being for po many  years actively engaged in matters  nolitical in both the United States  ind Canada, he should know  vhat he is talking about as re-  THE FARMING QUESTION  The Canadian tiller of the. soil  is protected today under some of  the excellent features of the National Policy, which the Laurier  Government has still retained.  The home market is under that  same policy being made more profitable to the Canadian producer  of food stuffs.    This rnarket in!  British Columbia takes all   the  farmer  can produce and more,!  and in Canada takes eighty per!  cent of what he produces,   the:  surplus going mostly to free trade  England.   As.the Toronto News  points put, his position wouldbe"  entirely changed under the reci -;  procity ^agreement.   In  British  Columbia, the fruit grqwer and  farmer, would be. subjected  to  competition from across the border, while: being   cbriipelled to  buy his 'supplies and implements!  in a protected riiarketyThe farm-}  ers of Canada generally would be  exposed to the"unchecked sweeps'  of competition,1 as the "���'News"  also points out, from ^farming  cbmmunity of -30, 000, OOO^iri ?the  United S tates, an d> from the)farm-i  ersof two score favored  nations  and dependencies:        ������������"���:'���;���>' 777���;  Con tinuing -the argument; of  how little��the Canadian farmer j  would benefit under reciprocity,;  the "News'' remarks:"/    '  "During the present fiscal year  about to end, the United States  has exported $275,000,000 worth  of dairy an d farm produce. A  great deal of it has come to Canada. . Under reciprocity a riiuch  greater proportion of it would  turn, aside from the long journey  across the sea to the free market  near at home. "Mr. Taft has said  that his arrangement with Mr.  Fielding would enable the Amer  ican agriculturist to sell much  more in Canada than his Canadian rival could hope to sell in the  States. The fact that many of  his crops mature earlier than ours  would tend in this direction.   -o = ���   .  INCREASES   CAPITALIZATION  At a meeting of the board of  directors of the Bank of Montreal  held in Montreal, last week, the  Capitalization of the bank was increased from $14,400,000 to $16,  000,000.   _o   Alonzo Roberts was in: town a  couple of days this week from  Aspen Grove.  Jos. Guichon, sr., of Quilchena  left this morning on a business  trip to Vancouver. He will return in a few days.  Before Mayor Eastwood today  three cases of drunk and incapable were brought. Last night  Constable Strong took into limbo  Wm. Cloyetdale, Henry Charters  and a colored person by the name  of Brown.    Each were assessed  $5 and costs.  Murdoch Mclntyre of Vancouver has been spending.the week  in the valley, visiting his brother  Wm. Mclntyre, proprietor of the  Coldwater Hotel. Mr. Mclntyre  prior to his visit here, has spent  some time in the Lilloett country,  familiarizing himself with its  possibilities, both as to mining  and fruit growing. '  Take American Newspapers for  it���The Prophesy of Rudyard  .    Kipling.  William Randolph Hearst is  spreading throughout Canada at  the ^present time what is known  as the "Canadian Edition" of  tho Boston American. Instead  of it being a Canadian edition it  is a campaign edition.  Mr. Hearst, as we all know,-is  an aspirant for the Presidency,of  the United States; started the  wildly improbable lie that United  States trusts were supplying the  campaign funds for the Conservative cause.  Why the Conseivative cause.,?  Is it not rather the Laurier,  Fielding, Paterson cause, et al.?  Heam has uttered the nice  remark: "My papers were responsible for the Spanish-American war ;: make me presideritand  I will get you Canada.", His  sensational and rather lewd  articles have such an impression  upon certain masses of the people  of the United States that'he is  entitled to say: ���       ,,'  "I intend to carry Reciprocity  (with the help of . President  Taft); and the man who carries  Reciprocity is the man who.will  eventually carry Annexation" -  Hearst's papers have.all along  been strongly anti-British.  We do not. understand how  eight millibri people can enter  into.':: such: arrangements as are  proposed with; one' hundred million'strangers on anopen frontier  of.say. 3,5i.0 miles, .and .at. the  same tirrie preserve their national .  integrity.y , y  Aboui twelve to one makes the  odds; too heavy. No single Canadian-would, accept such odds in  any private matter that' was as  vital to him-personally as-this  issue is to the nation.  As Rudyard Kipling says ���, "It  is her own soul that Canada risks  today."  Once that soul is pawned  for any consideration,- -Canada  must inevitably conform. to the  commercial, legal, financial, social  and ethical standards which will  be imposed by the sheer adrnitted  weight of the United States:*  She might, for exanfple,- be  compelled later on to admit reciprocity in the murder rate,of the  UniredStatesrwhich"at"  present"  is over 150 per million per annum.  If these proposals   had   be* n  made a century ago, or if the  Dominion were poor today, depressed and  without hope,   one  could understand their being discussed ; but Canada is  none of  these things.    She is a "nation,  and as the lives of nations are  reckoned, will ere long be numbered among the great nations.  Why. then, when she has made  herself what she is,   should  she  throw the enormous gifts of her  inheritance(ard her future) inlo  the hands of thepeople, who, by  their haste and waste,- have so  dissipated  their own  resources  that even before national.middle  age.   they  are   driven   to   seek  virgin fields for cheaper food and  living ?  Whatever the United States  may gain, and we presume that  the United States proposals are  not wholly altruistic, we see nothing for Canada in reciprocity except a little ready money which  she does not need, and a very  long repentance.  Ahorse rushing through thie  streets attached, by a rope, to a  saw- horse, is rather an unusua 1  sight. . Such, however, was the  sight witnessed by those citizens  upon the street last Friday morning. The.cayusc had just been  purchased by F. Barnes, and; in  order that he might not get away  Mr. Barnes anchored him to the  back yard saw-horse. The rer,  suit shows that the gentleman $'  question is a horseman of no mean  ability.   No lives were lost, THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, Septerrter 35,  1911  The News Prize  Winning Essays  The  and  Nicola Valley: Its  Farming  Agricultural Possibilities  By Mrs. Alice Sutcliffe  In one of the most fertile spots  that British Columbia can boast  lies the Nicola Valley.    Situated  between the Thompson and the  Similkameen  on  the  north and  and south,   and the   Okanagan  and Fraser on the east and west,  this valley comprises a great deal  of the best land which awaits  development in southern British  Columbia.     It is   some   eighty  miles in  length,  and it is estimated that between Nicola Lake  and Canford alone there lie some  10,000 acres of land suitable in  every respect for the production  of cultivated fruits.   Possessing  the enormous advantage of an  illimitable water supply, easy of  access, this district should, in the  course of time and natural development, prove a formidable rival  to the famous and older Okanagan  valley.    The climate is equal to  any that other parts of the dry  belt experience.  On an elevation  varying from 750 to 3000 feet,  neither   the  summer or winter  seasons present themselves with  any unpleasant excesses.   A low  temperature is rendered pleasant,  and exhilarating by the clearness  and dryness of the atmosphere,  and here stock may be seen in  the   depth   of  winter   roaming  among the   pine   groves which  cover the hills.   In summer, the  heat is rarely excessive, and night  never fails to bring a delightfully refreshing coolness and the  attendant blessing of comfortable  and healthy slumber.      "*  In scenery, the valley is second  to none; and when thinking of  sjuch, the attendant pleasures of  sport are worthy of the best  mention. With gun or rod the  hills or valley may be roamed,  and the contemplation of nature's  vastness and beauty may be supplemented by the.more practical  pursuit; and fish or fowl! of the  finest can never fail to replenish  the sportsman's larder ��� for  surely such bounty could never  be taken advantage of, for the  mere sake of killing !  . Up to the time when the Canadian Pacific Railway built their  . line from Spence' s Bridge to  Nicola Lake���a distance of 47  miles���the main occupation-of the  inhabitants of the valley had been  merely the keeping of stock and  the raising of feed for such, from  the holding of large areas of land  for the purpose of range arid the  -gro wi ng=of ^hay r^Si nceyl907r  which year brought the openihgof  the railroad and the vital necessity  facility for transportation, things  have undergone a complete and  radical change, and have advanced���and still continue to do  so���by leaps and bounds. New  towns and settlements have been  born, and hundreds of newcomers  have arrived and cast in their  lots, and so replenished and multiplied the store of energy, and  enterprise which is so prominent  a characteristic of the pioneer.  The pioneer himself had proved  the growing of fruit possible, and  had obtained splendid results  from his orchard or garden, which  he was wont to regard merely as  a side line or perhaps even a  hobby. The newcomer now possesses the enormous advantage  of his predecessor's experience  and can see the result of his  practice, and with the perfectly  suitable climate and the "sine  qua non " of energy and industry,  his future success and ultimate  affluence are doubly assured. .,  '. The large holdings have been  .sub-divided and can be purchased  with all rights for reasonable  figures, varying from $25 to $175  per acre, according to the dimension and location. Those of the  finest quality are usually sold 'ih^  smaller lots and the cost per actfe  is generally highest-thought none  of the prices can really be said to  be high, when the large profit  and the quick return from such a  holding are taken into consideration. ."��� There is nothing intricate  about irrigation, which is the  prevailing custom in the treatment of this land���and the producer has the safety which lies  in his independence of the elements���consequently the fruit of  his labors is at no time liable to  be starved or surfeited at the  whim of nature.  The local demand, even, is far  ahead of the supply in all such  produce as fruit, poultry, eggs,  butter and other commodities ;  and as every month sees the birth  of some new enterprise and the  consequent growth of the industrial population, the producer  would be. fatuous to give a  thought to the bogey of a glutted  market, which,given the slightest  serious consideration, becomes  impossible at once.  There are some two and a half  million acres of land in the Nicola  Valley, of which 280,000 acres are  already occupied. The area which  is now held includes most of the  valley and land skirting the river  banks and a great portion of the  bench lands. Of the area which  remains unoccupied there is a  great quantity of splendid partially . timbered land, which is  very.. suitable for the raising of  hogs and chickens and for dairying purposes; and in the course  of time there is no doubt that  much of the magnificent bench  land which now lies practically  idle may be successfully brought  under cultivation by the elevation  of water to their level by pumping, or by the tapping of natural  lakes which lie concealed in the  hills, and the storage of the  mountain torrents which now in  the spring time run to waste in  vast volume.  The settler, now has a unique  advantage and a scope for his  his enterprise. In conjunction  with his smaller holding in the  valley, which he makes his home,  he can for the sum of from $5 to  $1.2 an acre, possess an area of  range land for his cattle or horses,  which is rich in feed for them,  has splendid natural lakes, and in  whose.sheltered spots and timber  his stock may winter out without  hardship or stress. Natural  growth of hay can be cut from  much of this land, so the fortunate holder reaps profit on every  hand.  .  There is a good profit to be obtained from the production of  oats, barley and wheat, also from  every variety of vegetable and  roots, all of which thrive to a  degree; and the settler may adorn  .hii^hOTSe^b^the^uitivatioffof  hops or vines���and there can be  no reason why he should fail to  reap : the . pecuniary benefit of  their fruits. Potatoes of the  finest quality are grown on every  side, and in many cases have  been considered equal to the  famous Ashcroft tubers.  The establishment of an experimental fruit farm in the valley has give an impetus to fruitgrowing, and cannot fail to increase the interest and knowledge  of those who engage in this  industry. The cayuse, or mountain pony, used mostly in the  past and noted for its hardiness  and stamina, is being rapidly  superseded by an improved type  of horse; and there can now be  seen working and driving horses  in the valley that are a standing  advertisement and a credit to the  locality.  The city of Merritt is the hub  and the social and business centre  of the Nicola Valley. Possessed  of fine departmental stores,  hotels, banks���in fact, every thing  necessary to commercial and  social success���and already reaping the benefits of its incorporation, this city cannot fail to prove  a credit an boon to the district  of which it is the centre. A great  future'forher is predicted on all  sides. The past three years have  witnessed a' marvellous activity  and growth, and she appears to  have successfully emerged from  the throes of what may have been  termed a boom, and to have  settled down to a steady, sustained and ever-increasing course  of success. Remark upon this  city cannot be terminated properly without reference to her  great adjacent coal mines, of  which at least three are now  hives of industry and a source of  immense profit and circulation of  wealth. Their supplies of coal,  in one case at least, are considered practically inexhaustible, and  combined with this natural wealth  and the rapid and even more  wonderful results of improved  agriculture, Merritt has indeed a  great future in store for her. In  religious and educational buildings, one can find every necessary  advantage; and a short day's  ride in the train which runs daily  will place one in Vancouver, the  greatest business city in the  Canadian West.  People of ambition and foresight see the birth in the near  future of many enterprises which  will obviate the present necessity  for importation of commodities  and prove a source of revenue  and.increasing prosperity to the  valley. Sawmills exist on the  immense supply of timber, so  that there is no reason why, with  an increasing production of grain,  a grist mill should not be built to  crush the well-filled grain into  such necessities as flour, bran,  shorts, rolled oats, pearl barley,  corn starch and the modern  breakfast cereals. An adequate  supply of fruits and vegetables  and the possible utilizing of fish  should prove a certain " causus  vivendi "for a cannery ; andone  might very reasonably expect to  see the local production of many  luxuries and relishes from this  source. Smaller holdings tend  to greater economy iri the use of  land, and many acres which the  big rancher has been content to  let remain comparatively unprofitable will be fully utilized, and  so the great flow of production  will always be swelled, until the  whole possible part becomes reduced to a fine state of profit  producing land. The propagation  of a superior class of stock, too,  will give vastly increased returns  for an equal expenditure on feed  and housing.  In such a place as some description of has been attempted  here it can be seen that the possibilities for the settler are  boundless. In no country can  the laborer of today become the  master of tomorrow so rapidly.  Industry and intelligence are sure  here to reap their.fullest reward,!  and=the=value=of^neighbourly=co=  operation should never be forgotten. Many undertakings may  be too costly or hard for the individual, and so foredoomed to  failure ; but the combination of  parties in such enterprises render  success sure. The particular  agricultural success of one can  be studied through friendly visits,  in the course of which information may be given or received;  thereby the best returns are secured for labor expended. Fair,  if not generous, exchange should  be made when necessary, and a  spirit of amiable rivalry sustained, when it is realized that  all goes for the improvement of  the community. One cannot  supplement where they antagonize, and the spirit of mutually  helping each other for the common benefit should go far in the  making of such a great and  glorious country as we now have  for our home.  and Douglas Lake Cattle Ranches  are perhaps the largest, and consequently ship the greatest number of cattle. The numerous  smaller ranches supply the local  market.  In the year of 1910 the actual  number of cattle exported was  4,588, as against 2,040 in 1905.  These figures, coupled with the  fact that the ranges are yet but  thinly grazed, demonstrate the  vast possibilities yet remaining.  The character of the country  affording so many hundreds of  acres of low marshy ground, upon  which thousands of tons of hay  are annually cut, is one reason for  the excellent condition in which  thc cattle ccme through the  winter. '  In strong contrast with Montana and prairie provinces, nature  has provided an immense chain of  lakes and rivers practically free  frornalkaloids,giving to the cattle  raiser the great advantage of  having water where th<2 stock is  grazing.  ��� The blood horses raised in the  valley compare favorably with  any in the Dominion outside of  Quebec. The much - talked - of  Winny ranch is noted for its standard Clydesdales.  Sheep raising is also carried on  extensively here. In this line the  Pooley Ranch deserves special  mention.  The writer once witnessed the  loading of several cars, and was  informed that this was an almost  daily occurence. Local sheep  dress as high as 80 pounds.  On the Indian Reservations  grain is grown to some extent,  and vegetables of all kinds do  well.  On Mr. Cleasby's ranch, near  Merritt, corn is now over 18 in.  high; carrots, beets, and cabbage  are of an extroardinary size;  potatoes vieing with those of  Ashcroft.  Throughout the valley settlers  are engaged in poultry raising���  a paying proposition, top-notch  prices being obtained in the local  markets in all seasons.  Fruit growing is yet in the experimental stage, although where  grown it is an unqualified success.  The apples grown by Mrs.  Smith, of Spencer's Bridge, have  become so famous that, at the  Canadian Exhibition in London,  King Edward asked especially  for those grown by her.  Other ranches at Spence's  Bridge daily prove their value  and importance by the fruit  shipped into local markets. All  of these make a splendid showing  at Spokane and coast city fairs.  The Dairy business has almost  been brought to a science by  Me3srs. Veal, Dodding and  Whittaker, their butter being  asked for by hundreds of patrons  throughout the valley.  The valley is dotted throughout with smaller farms, upon  which immense quantities of  smaller fruit is grown.  In this prosperous valley, slowly but surely, a change is taking  placer The vast tracts of land now  devoted to the interest of cattle  will become in time small comfortable farms, and numerous  towns and cities must inevitably  follow in the wake of thousands  of immigrants who come daily  from Great Britain, Eastern Canada and the United States.  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CQUTEE, Prop.,  Merritt, B. .C  BOBS  The "Woman Question  n.  urge mro* ��s a uav  This is the problem  confronting the average  housewife���a problem of  vital : importance to the  home, and one best solved  by a trip to our store and the  purchase, of y"' **���  Farming and Agricultural Possibilities  of the Nicola Valley  By Miss Irene McGoran  Age 15 years. y:  The Nicola Valley and its surrounding range < f mountains  afford a magnificent grazing'  ground for the thousands of cattle  shipped from there annually.  The famous Guichon, Tamerton  For the Woman Question is not only-  what to eat, but hoio to cook it, and'you find,  the answer in Giimey-Oxford���firjst'm construction, as well as convenience; first in  facilities, for control and readiness. The  Divided Oven Flue Strip assures perfect  baking because of its even heat-distributioh, /  and in every detail the perfect construction  of this Chancellor Range assures satisfactory  cooking results.  Another   phase, of . the    question    is  economy, and we invite a visit to our store  expressly that you may examine the murvell-  iaving device the  Oxford Economizer  ous fuel-saving device the  Gurney-Oxfords .are   the  only   stoves.  licensed to. sell with this wonderful patent.' ylt.  needs only to be set at a proper angle to  hold heat for hours without.attention.     No  ������ . J    i...       .. . ���  fuel is wasted-���a saving of 20 per cent.  The Grate is Reversible with strong  teeth that save accumulation of clinkers  and   waste. ;  In point of appearance���nickel trimmings, beauty of design, etc.���the Gurney-  Oxford has not a rival. ;Come to our store  and find the best answer to the Woman  Question���a 'Gurney-Oxford stove.    . .  *%  The Merritt Mercantile Company Friday, September 15, 1911  THE NICOLA. VALLEY NEWS  ��ome  Jl CHAIN IS J1S STRONG AS: ITS WEAKEST LINK  FOREWORD  Within the space of this brief pamphlet it is impossible to  enter fully into the arguments pro and con of the Laurier administration of the affairs of the Dominion of Canada. It is also impossible to enter into a detailed analysis of the various phases of  the proposed reciprocal agreement between Canada and the United  States. The object of this pamphlet is to place before the electorate the' two most striking features of the agreement in relation to  the Nicola Valley, and also to show the necessity for enabling, by  electing Conservative candidates, Mr. Borden to give effect to the  principal plank in his platform, his first pledge. ;  RECIPROCITY  Wheat commands a higher price to the farmer if he has access to the American markets, say Liberal speakers. The same  speakers maintain that when Canadian millers.come into competition with; American millers they will lower their prices on flour.  Just think of that for a few minutes. The millers, according to  Liberal speakers, will pay more for what they make flour of, and  therefore they will be able to sell their product cheaper. That is  Liberal logic. Laurier proposes to get more money for the farmer  and at the same time to make him pay less for the flour made from  his wheat. 7  The duty on canned meats is to be lowered. Liberals complain  that Canadian packers are making as high as 150 per cent, "profit  at present. The United States government showed in Chicago investigations last year that the American packer made over 200  per cent, on capitalization/ AH things being equal, and reciprocity  proposes to make them equal, so the Liberals claim, the Canadian  packers should, under Reciprocity, have a crack at that 200 per  cent, profit. If the Canadian packers are,to make more money will  they sell meat cheaper to do so ?   ���  Coal mining is one of the greatest factors in the industrial  life of the Nicola valley. Our coal is so good that local companies  don't think it will pay them to go to the trouble of making coke  from it. They get a bigger profit from the mine run. Liberals  promise thej)eople of this valley that their mines willhave a larger  market in the United States under Reciprocity. Let us examine  this ridiculous assertion :  The market for British Columbian coal, outside of the prairie  provinces,, is the American west. They have no coal in the American wesUto^speak of, but they have some.: Mr: Moore is the chief  man m.the Western Iron and Steel company, of Iron ton, Washington, which proposes entering the British Columbia iron manufacturer u- their prospectus they claimed that they had coal in  Washington. So there may be some there,; with which B. C. coal  will have0��o compete some day in the near future. At present  there is a Canadian tariff of 53 cents against American coal coming  intc-this country. The tariff against Canadian coal going into the  U. b. is ;45 cents per long ton (2240) -keep that in mind. fThe"  ^c'RrociW.Pact proposes an even tariff of 45 cents per short: ton  14W..,. This  is a reduction  by  Canada of eight cents, and the  Americans increase their tariff nine and a half per cent ! So when  local mines make a bid for the American market instead of shipping 2240 pounds of coal into the States for 45 cents they find that  under Reciprocity they can only send in 200u pounds. And Reciprocity proposes to help mining!  LIBERAL LOYALTY  A great many Liberals have been insulted in the past by the  idea that Conservatives branded them disloyal for holding views  favourable to Reciprocity. This idea has antagonised them to such  an extent that some of them fail to examine the tariff question.  They "get their back up" at the suggestion that they are disloyal  in supporting Raciprocity. Their stand would be admired if what  they thought were correct. But perhaps this will reassure them-  When here two weeks ago Martin Burrell, the Conservative can:  didate for Yale-Cariboo, said: 'As for the Annexation talk, I take  no stock in that. As for the Liberals being disloyal, that is all  poppycock. I believe that the Liberals are every bit as loyal as I  am."  LIBERALS BUILD A RAILWAY  To begin with, let it be stated that this is the pet child of Sir  Wilfrid Laurier. Judging from the effects to" date of mismanagement by the commission which has the undertaking in charge, it is  likelp to become Laurier's enfant terrible. In round figures, when  the proposal was first broached, according to government estimates  in 1903, the great new transcontinental would cost the country  about $54,000,000. Liberal literature during the campaign for endorsement of the scheme predicted that it would be built for $13,-  000,000.00. That was in 1903. Government figures in 1911 place  the cost of the railway when completed at $249,951,250.00. Conservatives place the cost at $360,000,000:00. Split the difference  and say that both are wrong and you have a cost of $300,000,000.00.  So much for the Liberal conduct of the affairs of the G. T. P.  When the Americans commenced the building of the canal at  Panama they placed the work in the hands of five military engineers and the sanitary arrangements in the hands of a military doctor,  and the legal affairs in the hands of a lawyer.  The Liberal government, appointed a commission to take  absolute charge of the G. T. P. construction. There was not an  engineer on the job ! Think of a collossal undertaking, involving  millions, under the management of a politician, a country store  keeper, a grain buyer, a country lawyer !  These  undertaking.  are men  whom  Laurier put in charge of this great  THE TRANSCONTINENTAL COMMISSION APPOINTED  .���  After it had boasted enough about about it, after it had voted  down all the suggestions made by the Opposition; after it had made  the "slight" modifications already noted; after it had advanced the  time for completion from 1908 to 1911; the Government set to work.  Its first step was to turn the building of the Eastern Division over,  to a Commission termed the Board of National Transcontinental  Railway Commissioners. This Commission, which, first and "last,  will spend about one hundred and fifty million dollars, at present  consists of :���  Hon. S. N. Parent. A lawyer-politician of Quebec; was  Mayor of Quebec and Premier of the Province;1 was  President of the Quebec Bridge Company, which so mismanaged the affairs of that undertaking. . Experienced  only in politics.  C. A. Young: An implement dealer and grain buyer, of  Winnipeg. No experience in engineering and little experience in large affairs. . yxx   X  C. F. Mclsaac.    A country lawyer, frbm Antigohish.    Formerly an M. P.    No experience in engineering orin large  affairs.  W. S. Calvert. A country store-keeper, from Strathroy,  Ontario, Formerly an M. P. and Liberal Whip. No ex-  pa rience in engineering or in large affairs.  Do you wonder that the Conservatives ask for better management of the public works.of the community.  Another thing which every true Canadian and true Britisher  should look closely into and study is that of the conservation of our  natural resources. The United S ates have provided for the conservation of theirs ; why should not. Canada do the same ? And why  should our national intelligence be belittled in this connection.  THE CONSERVATIVE PLATFORM  Before leaving Ottawa 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 $2], 500,000. in 1SS6 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 operation  by an independent commission. ...... ���:-..i.:y.:-^.::>,.-.- .  4. Control and operation by the state of terminal .elevators.  5. Necessary encouragement for the establishment and carrying on a chilled meat industry. . .--> ������,  6. Establishment of a permanent tariff commission.  7. Granting of substantial assistance towards the improvement of our public highways.  8. Extension of free rural mail delivery.  Extension of civil service reform. ' "   * "" '  Granting of liberal assistance to the provinces for the pur-  supplementing and extending the work of' agricultural  and educational bodies and for the improvement of agriculture.  An improvement in the administrative policy. ,,.-'��� :&"  9,  10.  pose of  11.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C. :  The ".hoicesfej of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, >Eggs and Vegetables.   .  ,  T. HESLOP, Prop.  Dominion Elections, 1911 ���Yale-Cariboo Electoral District.  I  Will be held in  At 8  B   p. m.  At 2  J   p. m.  At 8 p. m., on behalf of  MARTIN BURRELL, the Conservative Candidate  Seats Reserved  for Ladies.  GEORGE MURRAY, President  Nicola Conservative Association.  H. H. MATTHEWS, Secretary.  Hitherto a Staunch Liberal, and other prominent speakers.  } OPPOSITION ��� SPEAKERS^N^II^.;^  T. J. ROBINSON, Kamloops,  Everybody is  Welcome  ���:!  ���:  titte  , S. CLEASBY; President Merritt  and District Conservative Asso.  Campaign Secretary.   ,  GOD  SAVE  THE   KING JOHN HUTCHISON, Secretary  XX hzisx u\  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, September 15,  1911  OH II   CHJ  Established 1817.  Capital (all paid up)  Cash and Undivided Profits  Total Assets       -  Montreal  Head Office:  $14,400,000.00  $12,961,789.11  $240,000,000.00  Savings Bank Department  (interest allowed at current rates.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING   BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year        advance  Six months $1.00  J.'W. ELLIS  Manager  Oae dollar per inch per month f.r regular advertising. Land' and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   J5.00 for SO days. ��� ���  Classified advertising 10 words for 25 cents,  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract advertising.  Address  ,   THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PO. Box 20 Merritt. B.C  Phone 25.  Its the protection border that  keeps Canada's prosperity skirts  from fraying.  To retain American respect we  must keep them at a respectable  distance.  walls. On the contrary, there is  every reason why, if possible we  should build them higher than  ever."  It is conceded by each of the  leading citizens that Canada is  the most prosperous country in  the world to-day. Why put in  jeopardy our future, by a treaty  that smacks of one-sided piquet.  The idea that the farmers will  receive more for what they produce and at the same time pay  less for what they consume is so  ridiculous that none are able to  keep a straight face when advancing the argument. Note Brother  Deachman at the late Liberal  meeting in Menzies' hall.  BURRELL ASSURED  Martin Burrell, M. P., is not a  sure winner for the Yale-Cariboo  riding, but he may be considered  as an almost positive one. This  may seem a rather peculiar statement to some minds; but the  facts which have been demonstrated by him iri his parliamentary career at Ottawa < are very  convincing a ri d logical. H i s  " efforts have been greatly appreciated and largely quoted." His  earnest and competent speeches,  which display such a correct  knowledge of the various subjects which affect the present  situation have been handled in an  extremely clever mariner by Mr.  Burrell, and his audiences have  ': been both large arid unanimously  ..enthusiastic.  f ' His speeches are expostulated  ji mildly but emphatically and have  ii a deep impress upon his hearers;  (There is scarcely a question of a  ; doubt as regards Mr. Burrell's  7 return to the House of Commons  upon September 21st inst.  "Canada today is not in favor  of reciprocity. There was a time  when Canadians, beginning with  myself, would have jriven many  things to obtain the American  market, but thank heaven those  -days=are=past=arid=over.^=Sir  Wilfrid Laurier in 1898.  " I have found, in a short experience, during which it has  been my privilege and my fortune to be placed at. the head of  affairs, by the will bf the Canadian people, that'the best, and  most effective way to maintain  friendship with our American  neighbors is ito be' absolutely independent of theni.��� Sir Wilfrid  Laurier in the House of Commons,  1903.  Election Items  Shall  Taft   tinker   with   our  tariff?  Borden and the brimful bread  basket. 7  ���The   larger market is all  on  this side of the line.  Don't  let. Laurier pawn our  future with Uncle Sam.  Put on the reciprocity boots  and'you''II- not be long without  annexationlcorns.  'What we have we hold" is by  odds ; the .best .Canadian  policy.  If we withdraw from the agreement at any time now is the time  to do it.  We can't reduce the cost of living in Canada by contributing to  the same worthy object on the  other side of the "imaginary"line.  The poor quality of "silver  tongued" Laurier's speeches is  inflicting the public with, can  only be due to the lack of belief  in his own arguments.  Which is it to be, the splendid  natural resources of Canada for  the Canadian people or for the  United Trusts?  The candidatures of Messrs.  Templeman, Oliver, Ross and  MacDonald in the present election  reminds oneof Dr. Johnson's observation when his faithful Bos-  well informed him of an acquaintance having taken a third wife:  "It is the triumph of hope over  experience"!  zJ 'In my opinion~ Sir Wilfrid  Laurier, during the past ten or  twelve years, has given Canada  the worst administration in the  whole world." says Joseph Martin, M. P. "I know that there is  more-corruption in Canada today  than there ever has been. A  verdict in favor of the government in the present election  would mean a condonation of this  stste of affairs."  There is absolutely no question  but that within the next few  years, whether they like it or not,  thepeopleof-the TInited_RfrAfpp  must come to Canada for raw  materials," declares Premier Mc  Bride. "That being the case  there is absolutely no reason why  we should take down our tariff  S. P. Pond, manager at Nelson of the Taylor Milling and  Elevator Co., received instructions not long ago to arrange for  the erection of warehouses and a  10,000 bushel elevator in that  principal city of the Kootenay.  Later he received directions to  mark time until the fate of the  Reciprocity agreement has been  decided by the Canadian people.  Says he ' 'If the pact is ratified by  the Canadian house of commons  it would pay us better to move  our headquarters in this territory  from here to Spokane and conduct our business from that city,  constructing our proposed warehouses and elevator there. In  the meantime we shall not build  here while Reciprocity is in the  air." ���,-.  The strongest argument of  President Taft, Speaker Champ  Clark, Secretary Knox, Mr. Hill  and other United States authors  and advocates of the Reciprocity  treaty is that the compact heads  off the scheme of Imperial tariff  preference. For exactly the same  reason British opponents to tariff  preferences rejoice over Reciprocity which they expect to  smash tariff reform and Chamberlain for all time to come. President Taft and anti-Chamber-  lainism English politicians are  right in their conclusions. Reciprocity is a deadly blow to Imperialism in all its forms, including the movement for closer Imperial trade relations. It is a  long stop in the program of continual union, commercial first,  and political afterward.  our friends who were working so  hard to make Tag Day a success  in your district. I would like to  say, for your information, that  we believe the amount raised will  reach the sum of about $6000.  The cheque forwarded to us by  the ladies having the matter in  chargo, viz., $108.70, just shows  how gladly the people of your  district responded to the cry of  the children. We have been able  to help hundreds of children since  the Society has been incorporated,  and the best of it is that in nearly  every case the work done for the  children has been appreciated by  them, with the result that they  are a credit to the province and  the Dominion.  We tharik you very, very much  for the timely assistance given by  you.���Yours faithfully,  C. J. South, Superintendent,  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.-B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  OUR LETTER BOX  editor nicola valley news  Children's Aid Society.   - ��� ... \TaY\nnviiT��*'n    G^>*-i4-    11     "I Q1 1   T-miaWWU * ***f~ OC^U���X_A^���Xt/JL~i.~  Dear Sir,���Mr. Gilbert Blair  has called my attention to the  fact that the newspapers in Merritt have very willingly given  great help and assistance to all  TO SEE OUR FINISH  By that we don't mean funeral obsequies, but our superior quality of high-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 arid 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-  natural color and grain���  which cannot be secured in  lumber ��� purchased haphazardly from Torn, E ick .or  Harry. A look won't cost  you a cent, but may add dollars to the value of your new  home. Come in. We show  you before you buy.  "There's No Place Like Home."  Vancouver Lumber  Co., Ltd.  MERRITT, B. C.  A. B. KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL-  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  ^k little study of the printing question  right now will convince you that the  work turned out by us is just as neatly  executed as you can get in the large city  shops, and by patronizing us you can have  a proof of your work before it is printed.  The Nicola Valley News  PHONE 25.    MERRITT, B. C.  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With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  fo   handle  any  kind  of  Building  Construction   Work  er Yar<  DEALERS IN  L mber, Lath, Shingles, Lime,  ement and all kinds building  material.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near G. P. R. Station, Merritt..  OLDWATER  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. McInTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  i Friday. September 15,  1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY  "Gemmill & Rankine Have It"  Webb's and Lowney's  We are specialists in high grade confectionery.  As a result of such specializing we have gotten  together the nicest stock of goods ever shown  here. The stock is fresh, well chosen, and is  kept clean.    The price will suit your pocket.  Gemmill & Rankine  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  I  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Mr. and, Mrs. A. J. Coutlee  and Mr. and Mrs. Boothroyd  spent Sunday on an outing to  Quilchena.  Provincial Constable Vachon,  returned on Sunday from Fernie,  where he had been conducting a  prisoner.  Joseph Guichon,' senr., and his  daughter Margaret, of Quichena,  were in town visiting friends on  Wednesday.  Theater, to hold a concert and  moving-picture show, in aid of  the Hospital at an early date.  Further particulars later.  Miss Hazel McKittrick, of Victoria, is on a visit to her sister,  Mrs. J. H. Adams, at Lower Nicola.. She will remain for several  weeks.  Mr. and Mrs. Donald Macphail,  of Nicola, returned last evening  from a couple of week's trip to  Vancouver and Victoria.  Donald Campbell and John McDonald are preparing to organize a cricket club. A meeting  will shortly be called of all thoso  interested in this sport.  of Mr. Conwell there. Miss  Hamilton had many friends in  town, and a number were present  at the station to see her off and  extend best wishes.  Albert Jones, official coal inspector at this point for the C. P.  R. is on a couple of weeks business trip to Vancouver and Victoria. Mr. Morrison is assuming  the duties during the absence of  Mr. Jones.  Mrs. M. Krumm, left on Sunday for Revelstoke, accompanied  by her young son, where she will  visit her sister, Mrs. A. Johnson,  wife of the editor of the Mail-  Herald for a short time, before  proceeding to Halcyon Hot  Springs for treatment for a rheumatic complaint, from which she  has been suffering.  Best Electric: Massage always  on tap at Brown & Durhamfs  barbershop.   , 25tf  The citizens of Merritt contributed most liberally to the fund  in aid of the Children's Orphan7  age at Vancouver, and an appreciative letter from Superintendent South appears on another  page. ,..   . ,  Jos. Marshall, foreman for the  city road work which is going on,  is making good progress, and Ihe  filling up of the gulch on Garcia  street, between Quilchena snq  Nicola avenues will be a most  decided improvement. The graveling and grading on the other  streets will also help a lot.  H. L. Pennington, has secured  the contract for Dr. Williams*'  new residence, which ia toT he  erected on Granite avenue.  .F. Bailey returned from a trip  to England on Wednesday evening. He took in the coronation  proceedings andreports a pleasant time all through.  The ladies of the Hospital Auxiliary are making arrangements,  with the owners of the Sunshine  '���'Miss Hamilton;late dressmaker  at.: Armstrong's ^departmental  store, left on Sunday's train for  Kamloops to accept,a situation as  stenographer in  the  law  office  Thursday morning before Magistrate Morgan, Messrs. Steel &  Falconer appeared on the charge  of selling liquor during prohibited hours upon their licensed premises, the Star restaurant. The  charge was laid by Chief of Police Brown, and M. L. Grimmett  prosecuted. H. Colin Clark appeared for sthe defence. Mr.  Falconer pleaded guilty to selling  on Sept. 10th, but stated that it  was owing to mis-interpretation  of the recently enacted bylaw.  Owing to the misunderstanding,  the nominal fine of $1. and costs  ($6.00) was inflicted. His Worship requests it to be known that  any further infractions of the  new bylaw will be severely dealt  with.  Programme  Friday and Saturday  September 15 and 16.  Starlight the  Squaw  Maiden Voyage  of the Olympic.  Prince of Wales  at Windsor.  London's Strange  Garb.  Cupids Victory.  NEWS OF THE PROVINCE  Building permits at twenty-  eight of the principal cities, during the first seven months of this  year, represent a total .value exceeding $76,000,000, as compared  with 60,000,000 for the corresponding period last year, the increase being more than 28 per  cent. - - ��� -  -  Canadian bank clearings for  the week ending August 17 last  amounted to' $184,000,000, " as  against $108,000,000 for the* corresponding week of last year.  The weather  continues warm  with good ripening breezes all  over the Western prairies and  the crop is making good progress.  On the light land the binder is at  work, and reports from many  points show that farmers are  making a start on early fields.  Much barley is already in stook.  According to a Toronto dispatch the Tecumsehs will leave  for Vancouver next Saturday,  Sept. 16, to play a series of exhibition matches with the Coast  teams. A meeting of the National Lacrosse ��� Union was held  last Wednesday night at -Montreal, to discuss the Montreal-National fiasco, but the, Tecumsehs  say they are coming to the Coast  regardless of any action taken by  the association.  Canada won  the   President'3  i.  cup at the International Apple  Shippers' Convention at Detroit,  Michigan, last week,-for the most  comprehensive display of apples.  The Canadian collection'. comprized thirty leading commercial  varieties, and the principal points  on which the Canadian* appjes  won were fine quality and _ commercial value. ,   """        '*"   )  LOST ...i ?  Sable and white Scotch Collie  dog, on .August 26th, $10 reward  will be paid, for, the recovery' of  dog, by Chief, of Police Brown,  Merritt, or .Constable. Cabifly.  Nicola.; Any-person in-possession.of dog after this notice will  be prosecuted.  -���  -���   ���  A fresh shipment of twenty-five suits received by express last night.  The Fit-Reform tailoring corps is an organization of experts who have seta standard of workmanship that has  no duplicate in Canada. This is one great reason why men who always went to the custom tailor are now  wearing " FIT-REFORM;"   HAND f AILORED SUITS AND OVERCOATS.   EVENTUALLY YOO WILL  WEAR "FIT-REFORM".   WHY NOT NOW?  EMPRESS and  QUEEN QUALITY  Shoes for Women.  McDonald Block  SPEGIALBSTS  FURNISHING  EN'S CLOTHING,  StNO SHOES.  HARTT and  SLATER SH���feS  MENf  ibdj.uc'.  Quilchena Avenue THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS r  Friday, September 15, 1911  ThePACACE  Having added an Ice Cream  Parlor in connection with our  bakery we are now in a position to serve the public daily  with  Different Flavor*.  SOFT DRINKS  Different Flavor*.  Remember also that we make  a specialty of all classes of  pastry work, and our bread  when once used always brings  a new customer.  EL DARRAH  Proprietor.  Next door to J. S. Morgan  Quilchena Avenue,     Merritt  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.  Plumbing and  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP--- Repairing of  all Jcinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  ���w-isM pse! 17q nd=seSS=  anything  you   wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  for a good  square meal.   Best   of  accomodation and comfort  Rate * 1.50 per day  A. W. McVittie  DOMINION  &   PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  Subdivision Work a   Specialty.  Offices with John Hutchison Co.  ^���.���!::MEBBnTi--BirC.x-_,..7.-;  ABROGATED ALIEN LABOR LAW  Victoria, B. C. August���That at the  behest of certain railway officials, the  goverment of Sir Wilfred Laurier has  abrogated the Alien Labor Law insofar  as railway laborers were affected; that  with the connivance of the imigration  officials of the  Dominion   Goverment,  dictated by that goverment, and with  their guilty knowledge, hundreds of foreign   workers ��� Sweeds,   Norwegians,  Huns, Slavs and  Italians ��� have  been  brought, under contract,   to  this  province to engage in railway construction  at a time when 800 men in Vancouver  and 300 men in Victoria were seeking  such employment, was placed on record  here on Tuesday last when in the police  court, a prosecution was instituted by  the Attorney General of British Columbia, against Grant, Smith & Company  for infractions of the alien labor laws.  The action  against  Messrs.   Grant,  Smith & Company was taken on the information and complaint of F. C. Webb,  business agent of the Building Trades  Council, Victoria. The company mentioned holds a contract for construction  of the first 40-mile section of the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway on Vancouver island and maintains an office on  Store street in this city.   The charge  against   the  company was  that they  knowingly encouraged one John Thompson, one of a party of foreign laborers  brought here from Seattle on June 13,  to emigrate from Seattle under contract to Knowles and Thompson, a company to   hich Grant, Smith and Company had sub-let a portion of their contract.  A copy of the form of contract used  with Thompson and in hundreds of other  cases was produced in court. It was between Lilyman & Reriard, West Main  Street, Seattle, whose advertisement  the witness Thompson had seen in a  newspaper, calling for laborers to go to  British Columbia. Witness deposed that  when he went to the boat he was not  stopped by the Canadian immigration  official. His name with that of a number of other laborers going to Victoria  to engage in railway construction work,  was read out from a list and he was at  once passed by the Canadian officer.  The latter had merely asked if he was  satisfied to work for $2.50 a day and he  replied that he was. He had been allowed' to go on board and proceed to Canada.  When he had arrived at Victoria he went  to Thompson's camp but found it was  <'full up". He had then gone to Grant,  Shith's office in Victoria and had been  promised a job at another camp farther  out. He had refused to go.  K C. Webb the complainant,- testified  that at the time these contracted laborers were being brought in, there: were  by actual count, 792 men in Vancouver  and 300, men in Victoria available for  such work. The effect of bringing in  these additional men would beto lower  the rate of wages with the increared  competition and to lower the standard  of jiving, of the men employed.  Ey*/. Bodwel[, K.'C. for the defence,  called as a witness John W. Speed,  Dominion Immigration agent. Asked if  certain workmen were allowed to come  in from-Seattle without the money  qualifications required by the Immigration Act, Mr. Speed admitted that such  was the case. Asked why such was permitted, Mr.. Speed stated that it was in  accordance with instructions from Ottawa, Asked for a copy of such instructions, Mr, Speed stated that he  had destroyed the copy furnished him.  Representing the Attorney General, J.  As=Aikman produced=a copy ofMnstruct-  ions which read as follows:  "NOTICE."  " Office of the Superintendent  of Immigration,  Ottawa, March 1, 1911.  "In order to meet the demands for  railroad laborers in Canada, last year  the regulations relating to money qualifications and continuous journey were  relaxed for a certain period.  "Th'.s year railroad laborers going to  assured permanent employment on construction will be admitted to Canada  from the 1st day of May until 30th of  September, both days inclusive, irrespective of money qualification or continuous journey, provided they are natives or citizens of the countries.or some  of the countries in which immigration  effort is made by Canada, i.e., Great  Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweeden, Switzerland, or the  United States of America, and provided,  also that the immigrants are suited to  railroad work and are in all other respects desirable and have sufficient  money to carry them to work for which  they have been engaged, and documentary or other sufficient evidence of definite employment to go to.  * ,,On the first of October, 1911, this  relaxation of the regulations will come  to an end, without further notice.  "(Signed) W. D. Scott,  "Superintendent of immigration".  After the summing up, when Mr.  Bodwell stated that the government of  Canada knowing that there were not  sufficient laborers in Canada, to expedite railway work had sent out these  instructions relaxing the imigration regulations, and Mr. Aikman in rebuttal  had produced evidence to show that  ample men could have been obtained in  Vancouver and Victoria, the magistrate  took the case under advisement.  LAND FOR SALE  TENDERS will be received by the  undersigned, up to noon on Monday,  October 16th, 1911, for the Purchase of  that portion of the Estate of the late  William Voght bounded on the east by  wire fence, on the north by railway  and on other sides by the Coldwater  River, containing thirty-five (35) acres  more or less. Land will be shown and  terms obtained on application. Tenders  must state price offered per acre. Th"  lowest or any tender not necessarily  accepted.  H. S. CLEASBY  ISAAC EASTWOOD,  Executors of the Estate of the  late William Voght.  Merritt, Sept. 11. 1911.  PUBLIC HIGHWAYS.  PR V 3NCE 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  PUBLIC   NOTICE  Messrs. Manson & Dryborough,  of Merritt, have been appointed  Scavengers for the City of Merritt, and no other person or persons are authorized or licensed  to be Scavenger.  The prices fixed for Scavenger  work by the Public Health Bylaw,  1911, are as follows:  (a) Raking or clearing up a city  lot 30c per hour.  (h) Cleaning chimneys 50c each.  (c) Emptying cans or other receptacles 25c each.  (d) Emptying dwelling - house  closets 50c per closet when not  containg more than two recep-  ^tacles.  (e) Emptying hotel or boarding  "house closets, when the aver-  Tage number of guests is 10 or  less 50c per closet, and 25c additional for every additional  five guests.  H. PRIEST,  ���31 City Clerk.  Imperfect Kidney Action  Causes Rheumatism  Rheumatism with its kindred ailment!  ������Lumbago, Wry Neck, Neuralgia, etc.,  ���anally results from lodgments of uric  acid in the joints and muscles.  Now the chief function of the kidneys  is to properly filter this poison from the  blood. .:.',���  Only" when they fail 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 bade 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 Add 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 il  were.  Then you'll need Nyal's Rheumatic  Cure. \ i  Ask your own druggist about these  remedies.  Bis opinion is worth white.  Sold and Guaranteed by  Gemmill & Rankine Merritt  LOST  A week ago, Gold Peapod Brooch  set with brilliants. Valued more  as keepsake than intrinsically. ���  Return to News Office and be  rewarded.  THE COLDSTREAM ESTATE  VERNON. B.C.  NURSERIES  VERNON, B. C.  have a very fine assortment of  FRUIT TREES  ORNAMENTAL AND SHADE TREES  AND SHRUBS.  BUDDED SJOCK A SPECIALTY  All trees offered for sale are grown in our own'nurseries on  the Coldstream Estate.  General Agent,       V.D.CURRY,       Vernon, B. C.  Phone 37  P. O. Boz 7  Clarke  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  All Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt Factories.  WM. COOPER  General Contractor of Plastering  BRICK, STONE, CEMENT BLOCKS AND  GENERAL CEMENT WORK.  ALL WORK NEATLY AND PROMPTLY EXECUTED  PRESSED CEMENT STEPS, GRAVE STONES,  FENCE POSTS, ETC.  Most people, in looking for an investment,  want to place their money where they are  reasonably sure of a good return.  If the investment is to be mad-; in Town  property there are several things to be considered, viz., the situation of the town ; the  cli natic conditions ; transportation facilities,  and primarily the monthly payroll.  When questions are asked regarding  Coalmont, they may all be answered to the  credit of the town. The situation and climatic  conditions are ideal. We all know that so far  as climateis concerned, "Similkameen Valley"  is a name to conjure with. The main line of  the V. V. & E. Railway runs through the  town on its way to Vancouver. Tracklaying  from Princeton is in full swing.  And what about the payroll ?  The Columbia Coal & Coke Co. operating  here have a veritable storehouse of high-grade  bituminous coal, which will be extracted by  the mrst economic methods known to the  mining world. They are installing immediately a plant which will handle 2000 tons in  eight hours. Will it not take between 800  and 900 men to handle such an output ?  Figure out the amount of money which such  a payroll will circulate"monthly. Remember  - also that the size of the townsite is limited,  necessitating a centralization of business.  Only a few hundred lots are to be sold and  they are being placed rapidly. Take the  opportunity now of getting in at the beginning;  a few weeks more and the chance may have  slipped by.  Prices range from $175.00 to $550.00.  Quarter cash and balance over a year and a  half. If you wish to make a reservation send  a deposit. We will make allotments in the  order they are received.  Williamson & Turner  COALMONT, B. C.  News Ads Get You Results. Try Them.  House  Flies  are hatched in manure and revel in  filth. Scientists have discovered  that they are largely responsible for  the spread of Tuberculosis; Typhoid,  Diphtheria, Dysentery, Infantile Diseases of the Bowels, etc. y  Every packet of  WILSON'S  will, kill   more  flies  than   300 sheets  of sticky  paper. 'Friday, September 15, 1911  THE MICOLA VALLEY" NEWS  ���*"���**..  "S    %  We offer you any suit in the store at 20 per cent, off  regular price.    Don't overlook this grand offer.  ^-1/ k  s,  JUST ARRIVED  Call and 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  ."������,���������''. y ���      . ,.*������'" ' .   .     i ..,.'������  and Gloves. The best Overall made.  ' K>-:'.  DRY GOODS  LADIES' WEAR        MEN'S FURNISHING  77*7]  :*-?Sl 8  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday. September 15, 1911  PRIZE LIST OF FALL FAIR  Last week we published a portion of the judges awards at the  fair. Below we give the completed list, with the exception of  a few prize-winners who have  failed to return their tickets to  secretary of the association.  Division B.���Cattle  Hereford bull: 1, J. H. Collett.  Jersey bull, 3yrsandup : 1, R. Whit-  taker, Lower Nicola.  Jersey bull, 2 years: 1, J. H. Collett.  Jersey bull, 1 year: -1,  S. Anthony,  Canford ; 2, Stanley Kirby, Nicola.  .  Cows: 1 and 2, S. Anthony.  Heifer, 1 year: 1 and 2, S. Kirby.  Heifer, 2 years : 1, A. W. Strickland;  2, >S. Kirby.  Jersey bull calf: 1, S. Anthony ; 2,  J.,W. Ellis.  Grade  dairy cows: 1, S. Kirby; 2,  A. W. Strickland.  Armitage Cup : S. Kirby.  Division C���Sheep  Shropshires���Ram, 2 shears : 1, Nicola Stock Farm. '  Ram, 1 shear: 1 and 2, Nicola Stock  Farm.  Ram, lambs: 1 and 2, Nicola Stock  Farm.  2 shears: 1 and 2,-Nicola Stock  1  and 2, Nicola  Stock  and lambs: 1, Nicola  Ewe,  ;  Farm.  Ewe, 1 shear : 1 and 2, Nicola Stock  Farm.  Ewe, lamb  Farm.  Pen of 5 ewes  Stock Farm.  Any grade���Pen of 5 ewes and lambs:  1, Nicola Stqck Farm.  Division p;���Swine  Berkshire boar,' 2 years and over : 1,  D.. Dodding, Lower Nicola.  Grades-^Sows:: 1 and���-&J. Castillou.  Boars: 1 and 2, J. Castillou.  Division E.���Poultry  White  Orpingtons: 1, A.  H. Owen,  Nicola.  White Wyandottes: 1, A. Strickland.  Barred Rocks : 1, G.B. Baldwin; 2,  Mrs. Riley, Nicola.  Buff Orpingtons: 1, G. B. Baldwin.  Bantams : Stanley Kirby, junr.  Game : 1, ���. R. M. Woodward; Lower  Nicola.  Ancoans : R. M. Woodward.  ,  Minorcas, black : 1, G. Baldwin.  Leghorns, R. C. brown :. 1, D. Dodding, Lower Nicola.  ' Turkey, bronze: 1, G. Baldwin.   .  -  Ducks": 1, D. Dodding ; 2, P. .Ransom.  '.' -    Division F��� Dairy Produce  Butter,: 1, R. Whittaker, Lower Nicola; 2, D. Dodding. '': "7  Eggs, brown : R. M.. Woodward.  Eggs, white : R. M. Woodward.  . Division G���Vegetables  ��� Potatoes; white : 1, H. H. Matthews,  Nicola; 2, J. H. Collett. Largest: 1,  H. S. Cleasby, Coutlee. Red: 1, H. S.  Cleasby ; 2, North Nicola Dairy Farm,  S. Kirby.  Corn: 1, H.  Cleasby; 2, W. Smith,  L^wer Nicola.  Summer  cabbage:   1,   J.   Manning,  Dot; 2, H. Cleasby.  Musk melon :  1, H  Smith.  Green tomatoes: H.  Carrots, half long:  H. Cleasby.  Red cabbage : 1, H. CleaBby.  Savoy cabbage : 1, H. Cleasby.  Hubbard squaBh : 1, H. Cleasby.  Beans:   1,   H.  Cleasby;   2,  H.   H  Matthews  Cleasby; 2, W.  . Cleasby.  1, W. Smith ; 2,  H. Matthews; 2, W.  Parsnips: 1, H  Smith.  W. Smith, Lower Nicola, 1st in each  of following: Mamoth squash, vegetable  marrow, water melons, citron, table  beets, cucumbers, yellow table turnips.  .  Table short carrots : 2, W. Smith.  Green peas : 2, W. Smith.  "Onions, white, 1, J. Manning, Dot;  2, H. H; Matthews. Red, 1, H. H.  Matthews.   Yellow, 2, J. Manning.  Collection, 1 H. Cleasby; 2 W. Smith.  Division H���Field Products  Field carrots, H. H. Matthews 1;  J. H. Collett 2.  Mangolds, globe, H. H. Matthews 1.  Red, J.,H. Collett 1 ; H. H. Matthews 2.  Turnips, J. H. Collett 1; H. H. Matthews 2.  Spring wheat, H.H. Matthews 1.  Division I.--Fruit.  Winter Apples, J. Manning, Dot, 1';  R. M. Woodward 2.  Any winter variety, J. Manning, Dot,  1 and 2.  Winter desert apples, R. M. Woodward 1.  Three named fall varieties, J. Manning f.""  . '    "y  '   Any fall variety, J. Manning 1 and 2.  Duchess  Oldenburg,  J.   Manning  1  and 2.  Wealthy,   R.    M.   Woodward   1;   J.  Manning 2.  Ben Davis, J. Manning 1.  Fall   cooking,   R.   M.   Woodward   1  and 2.  Crab, Hyslop, H. Cleasby.  Crab,   Transcendent,   James  Smith,  Lower Nicola, 2  Division J.���Fancy Work  Battenberg lace, Mrs. Hyndman 1.  Crochet work in cotton, Mrs. A. E.  Savelle 1.  Crochet work, wool, Mrs. Grimmes 2.  Crochet work,, silk, Mrs. Grimmes 2.  Outline work, Mrs. N. J. Barwick 1.  Netting, Mrs. N. J. Barwick 1.  Embroidery   on   linen,   Mrs.   H.   H.  Matthews 1; Miss Eva Ellis 2.  Decorative  painting on  satin,  Mrs.  Hyndman 1.  Centrepiece, Miss Eva Ellis 1 and 2.  Drawn work, Miss Ellis 1.  Pillow shams, Mrs. Tate.  Sofa  pillow,   patch  or  crazy  work,  Mrs. N. J. Barwick 1.  Sofa pillow, embroidery, Mrs. Hyndman 1.  Sofa pillow,   any other kind,   Mrs.  H. H. Matthews 1; Edna Hunter 2.  Set of table doilies, Mrs. Barwick 1.  Set of table mats, Mrs. Tate 1; Miss  Ellis.  Tablecloth, Mrs. Hyndman 1.  Toilet set, Mrs. R. Jackson 1.  Fancy wool knitting, Mrs. Barwick 1.  Knitted wool skirt, Mrs. J. Marshall.  Patchwork  quilt,   silk,   Mrs.   Hyndman 1.  Patchwork quilt, any other kind, Mrs.  Hyndman 1.  Rag mat. Mrs. John Leece 1.  Darned socks, Mrs. John Adams 1;  Miss McKittrick 2.  Best 6 button holes, Miss McKittrick  1; Mrs% Grimmes 2.  Plain J_sewing, Edna Hunter 1; Mrs.  Grimmes 2.  Dressed doll, Mrs. N. J. Barwick 1;  Marion Strickland 2.  Division K.���Education  Under 12 years���Penmanship, Jane  Smith 1; "ary Dickie 2.  Under 16 years���Penmanship, Wm.  Dodding.    Drawing, map, P. Ransom 1;  Dorothy Carrington 2.    Color drawing,  Dorothy Carrington 1: Lewis Puffer 2.  Division L���Fine Arts  Wild flowers, -Irene Barwick lX  Pansies, Phoebe Manning 1.  Oil painting, m. w. Marquart, Nicola,  1 ; F. Eagles 2.'^  Water color, Mrs.   Sutcliffe, Lower  Nicola, 1; M." Marquart 2.  Pencil drawing, Mrs. Sutcliffe 1; G.  Marquart 2.- .  Sweet peas, Mrs. H. H. Matthews 1;  Robert Barwick 2.  v Dahlias, Mary Dodding 1.  Gladiolas, Mrs. Mickle, Nicola, 1.  Asters, Mrs. Baldwin 1.  Division m.���Domestic Science  Bread, white, Mrs.  McGoran 1; Mrs.  R. M. Woodward 2.  Bread,?, brown, Mrs. Barwick 1.  Dinner rolls, Mrs. J. Adams, Lower  Nicola, l'Y Mrs. Riley, Nicola, 2.  Plain biscuits, Mrs. Matthews 2.  Cookies,   Mrs.   R.   M.   Woodward 1;  Mrs. McGoran 2.  Sponge cake, Mrs. Grimes.  JUDGES: r  Vegetables and Fruit: Mr. Winslow and  E. E. Wilkinson, Beaver Ranch  Field Produce : Mr. A. Gordon, Merritt.  Domestic Science:  Mrs.  Grimmett, of  Merritt, and Mrs. A. Carrington, of  Nicola.  Fancy Work : Mrs. Wilkinson,  Beaver  Ranch, and Mrs. W. Brant, Nicola.  Fine Arts : Dr. Stewart.  Horses, Cattle,   Sheep and Swine: W.  W. Gibson, assisted by P. Hartney.  Poultry : W. M. Coats.  Victoria Rooms  McDonald Block  Quilchena Ave.  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.  PUBLIC WARNING  Tjte people of Merritt anddis-  trict are cautioned not to use  water,from the Coldwater River  for Drinking Purposes, unless  it is thoroughly boiled.  Cases of sickness have recently been traced to this source.  Parents should warn their  children.  G. H. TUTILL,  35        MEDICAL HEALTH OFFICER.  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.  Nicola  N. J. BARWICK  herrltt  JOE   HOLLER.  OTTO   NITZE  GO   WITH   THE  BUNCH TO THE  miNswicfic  I  Choice Tobaccos, Cigars, Cigarettes, Pipes.  Fruits, Candies and Soft Drinks.  YQGHT ST. sunsh���Se,TthIatrf MERRITT  WATER   NOTICE  We, the Kettle Valley Railway Company, incorporated by Act of the Dominion of Canada, with head office in  British Columbia, at Penticton. give  notice that on the 26th day of September, 1911, it intends to apply to the  Water Commissioner, at his office in  Ashcroft, in the County of Yale, for a  license to take and use four cubic feet  of water per second from Summit  Creek, a tributary of the West Branch  of Otter Creek, in the Yale Division of  Yale District.  The water is to be taken from the  said Creek about its mouth, about four  miles East of the Coldwater River, and  is to.be used on the pre-emption claim  of Henry Brooks on the said West  Branch of Otter Creek and on the applicant Company's right-of-way, for  industrial purposes.  The Kettle Valley Railway  Company,  Per R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  A.F.&A.M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  th e! second  Tuesdayofeach  month at 8 p.  my Sojourney-  hg brothers cordially invited.  M. L.Geimmett, ' z   Feed S. Gay   ,  W. M. Secretary:  :;   INCORPORATED 1855.    . 7-X-  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 --   .    $4,944,?TT.OO  A. N.  MERRITT BRANCH-  B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER.  CANADIAN  Western Lines  Vest or Revelstoke  Train leaves 12.35 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.40.  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation reserved  and complete passage booked to any part of Great Britain to Canada. If sending  for your friends purchase  your ticket here and avoid  the risk of sending money.  For rates and sailings apply  to '-������ '���*������ ���.-,������  P. H. PUFFER  Agent - Merritt, B.C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  .$&  This flour is carefully milled from the very  choicest .wheat grown in Canada, and each  day's milling is subjected to a practical baking  test before it is allowed to be given out to the  consumer.  Every pound of it is guaranteed, and is especially adapted for either bread or pastry.  For Success on Baking Day Use  OGiLVIE'S Royal Household Flour  .�� It ALWAVS Gives Satisfaction  Royal Household requires* less work than ordinary flour.  If Rolled Oats are your favorite breakfast dish  use "Ogilive's" in packagessealed at the mills.  Made from the choicest Manitoba oats, the pick  of the crop.  Look for the  "Moose Head"  Brand.    Have you a cook book in the  house, if not we have a few copies   to give away.  GENERAL PROVIDERS  New Howse Block  Quilchena Avenue  ���4  ,)


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