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The Nicola Valley News Feb 23, 1912

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 *���...'_,_ ""J  ���   --r-.Z-   W-.-..1,   ' * .i,',���51���,-  ,_ " -����� ���jtf"ae_-T-i"- :v' ���^*i���"-5_"' ".  '   " ~ ������ I n.    . rgi        i n^MfcMhM  -|fc~  feasts  ���     tyct$yi��*^:  . : ^s��  ��������������� $5s*.2  ��� \mxm  --.'���'. ),***?;a;-'__'"  :;....  ^ySg'fS"'  2*1 A, B- &  _L_M-���-  Vol. 3, No 3  MERRITT, B.C.y FEBRUARY 23,  1912  Price 5 Cents.  Rbout a hundred men required  to fill our New Spring Suits  YOURS IS HERE  COME IN AND SEE IT  ������'������ ~j* ���.������������  MILITARY BALL  S SEAS  Ball  VWe have"  ceived  a  just renew lot  of spring clothing  and are in a position to show you  something up-to-  date and very  nobby.  Brown seems to  be. iri favor this  season and our assortment includes  various up-to-date,  and tasteful designs.;* "7y7z. X  We    have    some  ���greys,' too, ^which  we  are  sure "frill  please you.    They -  are stunners.  We always carry  the blue lerge and  our line is now  complete.  ^before you bu^voiirsuit,  fake a glance through the <osg  sorthierit at the MEWS STOKE.  REIR*iti  y:'yyyyy\r:^:^Sp  Men's Clothing, Furnishings', Boots and Shoes:  Brilliant Spectacle  at Annual  of British Columbia Horse  The* Central Hall was the  scene of the most brilliant dance  of the season last Tuesday evening, when the officers and troopers of,' 'D." Squadron, 2nd Regiment, British Columbia Horse,  entertained a large number of  friends at their second annual  ball. It was the last dance of  the season as Lent commenced  on Wednesday.  There were about one hundred  and thirty people present,   just  sufficient to make the   evening  most enjoyable.    The floor with  the beautifully  gowned ladies,  the sombre garb of the men in  mufti, and the brilliance of the  scarlet-tunic-ed members of the  Regiment presented a delightful  spectacle.. The music was excellent and the evening passed without a hitch.   A light supper was  served in the Coldwater hotel at  midnight, after which dancing  was resumed   and  lasted   until  four on Wednesday morning.    A  feature of the evening was the  flashlight photograph taken by  C. Hopper in   the   hall   at   hal f  past eleven.    While over a : hundred were seated at the supper  in the Coldwater. another fl|slF  light was taken^      777XXX7ry(i  ' 'The credit for the success|_of  'the evening must   be  given; ^fp  committee inf'charge of the'ur-  rangemen ts, which was composed of the following members of  the squadron: Sergeant-major. S.  Howes and S. Q. M.S. Osmond;  Sergeants T. Smith, J.SmitltfE:  Pearce, T.   Heslop/  J:" Rhodes;  Corporals J. Arthur. '-:'A; Collett,  and     Trooper /Flynn.    ^These  gentlemen   were' unsparing'..-in  ;|heir effortsttb makeithe^^ni__g  a success in every'respect;  Among the members of the squadron  P1,6^"3!?* we^!? ^e^- James Thompson  chaplain; Lieutenant-Colonel C. Flick;  Major Matthews;   Captains ^Campbell  and Nash; Captain-Adjutant Foster;  Lieutenant A. F. Rankine, and Squadron sergeant-major T. Smith, S.Q.M.S.  Osmond, R. S. M. Howes, Sergeants  Heslop, Leitch (Vernon troop), J.  Smith, J. Rhodes, E. Pearce; Corporals  Arthur, G. Murray, ; L. Pearce, King;  Trumpeter. Jas,*_Smi.th and Troopers  Flynn, Stackhouse, Veale(2), Bradley,  McPhail, Riley and Cleasby.  Among the ladies noticed were Mesdames Flick,   blue silk,   Foster,   grey  silk;   J. Cleasby,   old rose silk;. F. A.  Reid   (mayoress)     embroidered   white  lace over cream nun's veiling; Austin,  blue silk;Z, Kirky, white silk; McKenzie,   gathered green silk;  Boyd,   pearl  grey silk; R. McDonald, blue silk with  sequins; Blair, white silk; P. Smith (Jr)  white   silk;   Ruark,    black   silk   with  white yoke; Devonshire, blue silk;   Rogers, pale blue satin; *. ."Welfare,   white  silk; Langstaff, white muslin;  C.   Graham (2),   black   silk;'McPhail,   white  silk;  Matthews, .   dove   colored    silk;  Slough, cream silk; Bullen, cream silk;  Osmond,   white   silk;   Hudson,   clove  green silk;   Tutill,   pink silk;  Bewley,  pale blue voile over satin;   Hyndman,  black silk; Rankine, orange silk  trimmed with satin; Battersby, white muslin; Johnston,   grey   silk;   S.   Howes,  black  tamaline;   R.   Jackson,, brown  silk; Grimmett, black silk  with'white  lace yoke; Barwick, green silk;   Cumberland, white silk; Rhodes, white silk;  McRae, pale  blue  satin.   And Misses  B. McGoran,   p/nk nun's veiling;  Vair,  pale green  silk;   Jackson,   blue   silk;  Palmer, white silk:   Horrocks,   white  silk; C, Woodward, cream silk; Thompson, white silk;   C   Murray, blue silk;  Seaton (2)   flowered messaline;   Donegan, black and white .check silk; Leonard, white silk; McKa�� white muslin;  McKenzie,   blue   silk;'; Howse!   deep  (cream trimmed   with 'black;   McNeil,  white silk; C. Hudson, white silk trim-  imed with white  satin;   Rickner,   pink  siik; Brolin, old rose silk; Priest, white  over pink silk; M. Murray, white silk.  Among the gentlemen in mufti  were  Messrs. Grimmett,  Cleasby',   Solomon,  Sutcliffe, Rogers, Slough, Boyd,  Phillips,   Taylor,   Mayor  Reid,   Dr. Gillis,  Langstaff,   Kennedy,   Paton,'   Drybor-  ough, McKenzie, Parkinson, Armstrong  Bewley, Costigan,  Ruark,   R. McDonald, Simpson, Goepel, .Barwick,   Gemmill, J. Graham,   E. Thomas*,   Daniell,  Quenvillo, Coggeswell, Johnston, King,  Hooper, Clapperton and Coffee.  $4130 FOR FIRE      GOAL OUTPUT WAS  QUIPSHEN  YOUNG GIRL SAVES  HER BROTHER  A  The Diamond Vale company offers you  the opportunity to purchase a homesite  :6n4he DiamGndA^ale^fieldr-southof-the'  railway track on easy terms.  Inside Lots 50x120  50x120  If you pay cash we will reduce these  prices 10 per cent.  TITLE GUARANTEED  '...See  at the Diamond Vale Supply Co.  gnes' Service's Fearlessness Narrowly Averted Tragedy  on Friday.  But for the courageous presence of mind of his'^twelve year  old sister Agnes young Fred  Service, an eight year old boy who  lives with his parents near the  schools, might have been mourned by his family.  The near-tragedy occurred on  the Coldwater river, just below  the bridge on the Middlesboro  road, last Friday afternoon.  "JToung Fred and his two brothers  and his sister were playing by  the river when, seeking adventure, he tried to walk on the ice  of the stream.    The crust was  hot strong enough to support his  weight and the ice broke, precipitating him into the chill water.  He cried out as he went under  and=Agnes=without=the-8lightest  hesitation plunged after him and  managed to pull him to the bank.  He was taken to his home and  cared for.    Dr.   Tutill attended  him, and now beyond the effects  of his fright he is none the worse  for his experience.     Too much  praise cannot be given to his sister for her prompt and courageous action.  Attorney-General Introduces Clause  Dealing with interdicts  The     correspondence    and    various  memoranda contained in   the   complete  return show-the negotiations at Ottawa  conducted by Hon. Mr. (McBride,   Hon.  Mr. Bowser and Hon. Mr, Ross tb have  dealt very fully,   comprehensively   and  ably  from   the   Provincial   standpoint  not only with these two   major  issues,  but also with   the   complicated  questions of Railway Belt lands,   which   the  Province volunteers to administer pending their purchase from the Dominion,  charging only the actual cost of administration; Indian reserves,  a   readjustment of the   areas   and. boundaries  of  which is declared imperative in   the interest of white civilization and the   re-  visionary interest in   which   is   stoutly  maintained as a Provincial right;  alien  labor, In the restriction of which - more  prompt and effective action is demanded of the federal authorities; the matter of foreshore lands, unclouded  title  in the Point Grey University site,   the  Victoria  drill. ha.ll   complication,' .. the  Provincial claim for a refund of monies  expended, upon   the    construction    of  wharves on navigable waters   and  for  mattrassing and-rockwork for the protection of the ��� Fraser,   the   Columbia,  and certain other rivers,   county  court  judges' salaries, 'fisheries*  privileges,  the    introduction  and  propogation  in  British Columbiaof Eastern  whitefish  and lobsters, the necessity for! the provision  of  additional   cruisers  for  the  more adequate protection  of  Western  Canadian fisheries interests,  and  various other minor and departmental concerns.  The return has been made the subject o'f two resolutions introduced by  the Premier confirmatory of tne delegation's course and approving the solution' proposed in respect to the  Better Terms and Asian immigration  questions, the former of which resolutions has passed the House with unanimity, the latter still being in 'debate.  Discussion thus far has been chiefly  noticeable.by reason of' the very full  clear and logical addresses in which the  First Minister traced the history and  issues of the questions involved, and  for the declaration by Mr. Hawthorn-  waitejthat->Socialists feel_no- antipathy  to ;the Oriental races ��� and-���were their  party in power���would welcome the  Chinese and Japanese to Canada, sans  prejudice, according to the principle  of universal brotherhood.  Another feature of the week was  the presentation of the amending Liquor  act by which Attorney-General Bowser  aims to perfect ;the departmental  machinery for the successful enforcement of the admitedly most drastic  liquor act on any British statute book  the new provisions being notably in  the direction of compelling the disclosure by interdicts of the source from  which they have obtained liquor.  Another event of the week, although  not precisely of parliament itself,   has  been the assumption by the Provincial  Lands Department of the administration of water-rights within and   for the  lands of the  Railway Belt.    There   is  now before   the   Canadian   House  of  Commons  a   federal   government   biil  confirming and ratifying the  transfer  of   administration   to   the    Provincial  authority and   meanwhile   Honi   Mr.  Ross is by advertisement inviting the  immediate filing of all claims   for record br protests  incidental  thereto,   by  interested residents   of   the   Railway  Belt.   Sixty days are allowed for filing  of such  claims  in  manner  and  form  prescribed, and a  further thirty days'  notice will then be given ofthesittings_  of  Council Decide  upon Purchase  7  Pump Chemical Engine and  Hose Reels  In a special session  last Wednesday evening the council went  into the matter of   fire  fighting  equipment with the representative of the Waterous Engine Co.,  of Brantford.    Ont.,   Mr.   Hugh  Gilmour.    Many different  types  of engines were shown,   ranging  from the oldstyle   handpump to  the latest automobile machr es.  After some disscussion the council decided to purchase  the fol-  lowing:-  A No. 6 Class B. 4-cylinder  40-45 h. p. gasoline fire engine.  This will cost $2730. AlsotwoJ  hose reels, capacity five hundred  feet, and a chemical engine with  two tanks, capacity 70 gallons.  The former machine's will'cost  $300 for the two reels, ' and the  chemical engine will cost' $.100.  This brings the total expenditure  up to $4130.  A depuation consisting of Messrs. Rogers and Radcliffe, of the  Board of Trade, waited upon the  council to submit a proposal to  get out a   pamphlet   describing  the city and district and requesting the co-operation of  the  city  to the   extent   of   $150.    There  was considerable discussion, but  no final  action  was  taken,   the  matter being postponed until the  next meeting of the counil,  *   It is proposed to put it  briefly  .that,    the    Board    of.    Trade  and the  City Council co-operate  in getting out   a   pamphlet   describing the   prospects   and   rp-  sources of the city  and  district,  with a view to attracting settlers  At.present, it is understood,' the  finances of the board do notper-  mit-tne undertaking~of "this "Work-  without aid from the coun< il. We  believe that some sort   of pamphlet should be issued,  as,   with i  the exception of the one issued  by the Southern B. C. Lands and  Mines Limited, there is no such  descriptive  pamphlet   in  existence.  Last  Year  was  Banner Year  in  Valley Mining History.  Appended below will be found  the complete returns of coal shipments from the Nicola Coalfields  for the past   year.    It   will   be  noted that of the total tonnage;  217,908,    shipped   194,332    was  taken by the C. P. R.,   while 23,  576 went to private consumers. '  It is difficult  to arrive at, an  exact estimate of   the   value of  this marketed output;  but,  tak-;  ing the ton value roughly ai $2.50,  which is a conservative figure, it  will be seen that the valneof tbe  output of the local mines,  which  was shipped out of  the valley;  was $544,770.00.  This is about $175,000, in .excess of the output; for 1910,o It  must be borne in..mind,'however,  that these figures do not- represent the entire amount, of coal  mined by tne local collieries but  only that amount shipped to the  mainline. , ��� ���  In 1912 there is every prospect,  that thesfi figures,will be easily,  surpassed. In January 1911 the,  total shipments were 9080; while-  :for the month of January in this  year the tonnsge-was 5732 greater, theshipmenrsin last..month  having been 14,821 tons..-   '  Following   is   ihe   record ' of  monthly shipments during 1911:-'  C. P. R.  - Commercial1  January  7756  ��� ' 333',/ .  February  12201  '���'��� 1599 "* :  March  10952  '    868- *  April  15481  961    *  May  19874  " '766 '" -  June  15624 '  960  - '  July  15S76  1822"   ������  Ausust  18360  _    2629  ���September 20539 *  J.    265rIW'  October  ��� 19782  2457  T'' No vem b'ei^SSSS^'^^f^W^r-f-  December  17230  - ' '4454  '  Total  194332  23576X. ',.  Total    1911    shipment   from  Merritt 217,908 tons.  ~o   "   ;  Superintendent Charles Graham of the Nicola Valley Coal  and Coke Company returned  from Vancouver Wednesday evening. He attended the convention of the western branch of the  C. M. I. and also the annual  meeting of the coal company.  GENERAL HOSPITAL,  Patients admitted .during the-."'  week 3. ^   . . ^. -.. .^  discharged   during!  remaining u under  Patients  the week 1  Patients  treatment 6  Miss Francis left the hospital  for her home in Nicola- Thursday.  A. E. Masuret went down to  Victoria on business yesterday.  LYTTON IS GROWING  The Committee of the Catholic  Church with J. J. Farrel as  president, held a meeting last  Monday and decided to put an  addition of 12 feet to St. Patrick's Church, with a new room  for the priest of 10 by 17. The  contract was given to D.Craig  for the estimation of $236.50.  The work will be completed oh  the 1st of March. On the third  of March Father James Wagner  will hold the first service in the  newly repaired building. John  Angus McDonald is pleased with  the charge of collecting the necessary funds and no doubt he  will make It a success.  of tne Water Board as arranged to ad  judicate on the rights on each particular stream, of which there are several  thousand. It is expected that within  two months of the passage of confirmatory legislation, the Board will be  actively engaged in hearing claims.  The promptitude displayed in this matter assuredly will bring gladness to the  hearts of the many Belt lands residents  who dnring years past have been hoping and waiting for an adjustment of  the complicated matters % relating to  water records and the utilization of  the multitude of streams within the  ten thousand odd square miles of Railway Belt territory, for irrigation, mining and industrial purposes.  B. C. HORSE  Early in March Squadron ser  geant-major T. Smith,   Sergeant I  John Smith, Corporal Arthur and j  Trumpeter   James    Smith    will  leave for Winnipeg to attend the  Cavalry School   of   Instruction.  T. Smith is to try for a certificate  Sergt. John Smith and Corp, Arthur are to take a course in signalling to qualify as regimental  signallers.      Trumpeter   James  Smith seeks to Qualify as com  manding officer's trumpeter.  Government Railway Policy  Construction of the Kettle Valley Railway over the Hope  mountains to facilitate the transport of the natural products  of the Nicola. Boundary, Similkameen and other districts,  to the coast. This will assure that a great market will-be  opened for the coal and other natural resources of the Nicola Valley. In addition to this a combination railway and  traffic bridge will bejbuilt across the Fraser River at  Hope  mainline.  Ed Pearce went down to Vancouver on a fortnight's vacation  trip on Thursday. .  ^^to-connecrwith^th^erFrKTlnainline:^ ATcash grant of "ab^  out $500,000 ($10,000 per mile) will be made for the railway down the Coquahalla to Hope; and in addition $200,-  000 grant will be made to help the construction of the  bridge over the Fraser.  Construction of the line to Hope must be commenced  this summer and completed before July 1 Sth 1915.  The guarantee of bonds to   the   amount of   $35,000   per  mile for the construction of a line from North Vancouver to  Fort ".George.    Right of way granted free and towsites also.  :   This to be built by the Pacific Great Eastern Railway.    Gov-  i   ernment control of freight rates.  Extension of C. N. P. from Kamloops to Lumby via Vernon, and a line from Vernon to Kelowna and the east side of  Okanagan Lake. C. N. P. to build 150 miles of new line on  Vancouver Island. Government to guarantee bonds up to  $35,000 per mile and construction to commence within six  months.  Extension of the E, & N. on Vancouver Id. from Parks-  ville to Comox and consent to lease of E. & N. lines to C. P.  R., the E.r& N. agreeing to pay 1 1-2 cents per acre for its  ; lands, this yielding $18,000 per year to the province. C. P.  R. agrees to pay $387,000 to the province to offset the interest charges on the Shuswap & Okanagan Railway.  The province to purchase the unsold portion of the B. C.  Southern and Columbia & Western R. R. land grants at 40c.  per acre, the total sum involved being about $1,000,000.  , The C. P. R. to take over arid.operate the Kaslo & Slocan  line, now owned by the G.N. R.. The province to give a  bonus of $100,000 for this purpose.  The total mileage involved in this policy is 850. Of this  the Ft. George line will amount to 450 miles; Kamloops to  Vernon and Okanagan Lake 145 miles; K. V. R;, Hope Summit to Fraser 50 miles; and the remaining 205 miles will be  construction on Vancouver Island.  ;, e  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, February 23, tbl2  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in  Six months $1.00  advance  J. W. ELLIS  Manager  Oae dollar per inch per montn f ��r regular advertising. Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   $6.00 for 30 days.  Claoatfiad  advertising  10 words for   25 cents  ���xtra words 2 cents.  i..'.Special rates; -furnished for Harare contract ad  TOTtiaiatc.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box SO Merritt. BC.  Phone 25.  THE RAILWAY POLICY  7 Great satisfaction will be felt  ?' by the members of Yale Electoral  District at the announcement by  the premier of the government's  >. intention to give a cash bonus of  $10,000 per mile to the Kettle  Valley. Railway Company for the  construction of a line from a  point at the headwaters of the  Coldwater and Coquahalla rivers  to Hope.  According to the announcement  in the News-Advertiser the construction of this connection must  commence within six months and  completed within three years.  By reducing the distance from  this city to Vancouver by about  seventy miles a great saving in  freight and passenger charges  will be effected, in addition to  which the,time occupied of travelling between this city and the  coast will be very materially reduced.  To connect up the Kettle Valley with the mainline of the Canadian Pacific on the Fraser the  government are contributing a  cash donation of $200,000. Thus  freight may be shipped from  here to Vancouver and routed  either over the Great Northern  the C.P.R., or the Canadian Northern, from Hope.  The gaurantee of the bonds of  a line from Vancouver to Fort  George will no doubt bring great  .satisfaction to the residents of  the coast and Lillooet. This will  ensure the establishment of the  connection of the Grand Trunk  Pacific to Vancouver. It is not  anticipated, however, that it will  at all adversely affect the pros  pects of Prince Rupert as a terminus for that great transcontinental system.  While we are of course disappointed to learn that no provis-  sion has been made for having  the Canadian Northern construct  into this city from Kamloops we  cannot hold the government responsible for it. Unless the Canadian Northern'people themselves wished to make an entry into  the valley the government would  be powerless to compel them to  build this line. However, there  is in the guarantee of the bonds  for the line into Vernon  the consolation that when the  company propose entering the  valley they will have less mileage  to construct than if they build  direct from Kamloops.  The E. & N. guarantee will no  doubt meet with the approval of  the residents on Vancouverlsland  The reconstruction of the Kaslo  and Slocan line will be a boon to  the district traversed by that  line.  WATER IN R. W. BELT  The current issue of the B. C.  Gazette contains the formal announcement over the   signature  of Hon. W. R.   Ross,  provincial  minister of lands, to   the   effect  that "any   person,   partnership,  company or municipality having  any claim tb water in  the rail  way belt may now file with the  Chief Water Commissioner at the  . Parliament Buildings,   Victoria,  a statement of   claim   to   water  privileges,   on   a   printed   form  which may be obtained from the  water   commissioners   at    New  Westminster,   Yale,    Ashcroft,  Kamloops, Revelstoke, or Golden  or from the Chief Water Comis-  sioner  at  Victoria.      Evidence  will be heard at  local points as  soon as the various claims have  been  examined,   classified   and  tabulated, and   notices  will   be  published of the place and date  when each stream will be  dealt  with."  Objections may now also be filed with the Chief Water Comis-  sioner. Several hundred creeks  known to be within the railway  belt territory are named in the  official notices incidental to the  assumption of provincial jurisdiction and the completion of arrangements for the early adjud  ication   of    belt    lands    water  claims.  FIRE EQUIPMENT  A word of commendation is  due the members of the city  council for the activity they have  shown in the matter of fire  equipment purchase. Details of  the equipment to be bought will  be found elsewhere in this issue.  It is the most up to date that  could be purchased. It cannot  be received however, until such  time as the building to house it  is completed. We congratulate  the aldermen upon their activity.  Nicola Notes  (From Our Own Correspondent)  Mrs. William Pooley, proprietress of the Tamerton Ranch, who  has spent the past nine months  with relatives at Picton, N. S.,  has commenced her return journey. She is expected to arrive  here next month. Her many  friends in the valley will be glad  to welcome her back again.  Mr. and Mrs. Dan Sutherland  of Lytton, visited Nicola last  Friday and were present at the  Foresters' Ball.  ontrea  Established 1817. Head Office    Montreal  Capital        - - - -        $16,000,000.00  Reserve and Undivided Profits       $16,855,185.36  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  BRANCHES' IN; NICOLA VALLEY  MERRITT NICOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open on Tuesdays.and Fridays'only.  erritt  .    . TTnrtar new management-and manyJmproyed 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.  Miss Francis, who recently returned to Nicola after having undergone an operation in the Vancouver General Hospital, is now  a patient in the Nicola Valley  General Hospital at Merritt.  Her numerous friends are hoping  that she will be well enough to  return home in a short time.  Among the Nicola people who  attended the annual ball of "D"  Squadron, of B. C. Horse, at  Merritt the other night were  Mesdames Matthews, Barwick,  Foster and Rhodes; and Misses  Laird, Howse, M. Murray and C.  Woodward; and Messrs Rev. J.  Thompson, G. L, Murray, W. E.  Dodd and Captains Nash, Matthews and Foster, and Sergt.  Heslop.  Captain and Mrs. J. Leader  left this week for England, the  captain having been summoned to  London upon business requiring  his immediate attendance there  They expect to return next April,  Mrs. Stanley Kirby wentdown  to Merritt to visit friends on  Wednesday afternoon.  Mrs. H. shaw and Miss Laird,  of Vancouver, who have been  spending the winter here, left  for Vancouver on a short visit  last Thursday.  Miss Ruby Howse is the guest  of the Misses Seaton at Merritt  for a few days this week.  Mrs. W. E. Green of Vancouver left for her home on Thursday  after spending a few days as the  guest of her mother Mrs. S. E.  Roberts.  John Jackson, of Tulameen,  arrived in the city from Princeton on Tunday evening in company with J Campbell, a druggist from Fort George and Princeton, who is returning to the  north. They left here on Monday's train.  A. B. KENNEDY  AGENT FOR  Pitmer Gasoline  Lighting System  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  CANADIAN  Western Lines  West of Revelstoke  Train leaves 13.05 daily for  allpoints East and   West.  Returning, leaves 18.15.  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  to  P. H. PUITER  Agent - Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  GEO. McGRUTAER, Prop.  Merritt. B. C.  CITY  HOTEL,  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  ';.Mt'7  ��� ���*%, ���_.  ^7;^>7y&\  ANDREW HOGGAN,  PROPRIETOR  ���'���jr.  ^;  John Pringle as "Old Doc Rye" in "The Cowboy's Girl" Central Hall,  Wednesday, February 28th.  Head Office,  TORONTO    -    CANADA  .Incorporated ,1855.  Capital       -       $3,943,530    $4,608,050  Increase -."...-       $664,520  Reserved Fund   $4,516,578   $5660,070  Increase       -     -      $1,143,492 \  Deposits    - -    $24,737,123 $41,126,664  Increase       -    -      $16,389,541  Loans, and       $31,007,366 $45,609,222  Investment  Increase       -    -      $14,601,856  Total Assets    $37,231,908 $57,067,664  Increase       -    -      $19,845,756  YOUR BANKING BUSINESS INVITED  SAVINGS DEUARTMENT at all branches:  Interest is added to balances half-  yearly.  USINESS ACCOUNTS receive careful attention. ������..,'  The Bank has complete equipment  and facilities for the transaction  of banking for all classes of business accounts both large and small.  MONEY ORDERS and DRAFTS sold.  CHEQUES cashed.  Travellers'   Cheques   and   Letters   of  Credit Issued.  MERRITT BRANCH  A. El. B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  EGGS   FOR  HATCHING  Rose comb white leghorns-   Setting of fifteen eggs for $3.00.  These eggs are from a good winter  laying strain as these chickens have  been laying all winter.  APPLY TO  Willow Grange Farm  CANPORD, B. C  WATER NOTICE  We, the Kettle Valley Railway Company, incorporated by Act of the Dom-  nion of Canada, with head office  in British Columbia at Penticton,  B. C, give notice that, . on the  29th day of February, A. D. 1912,  it intends to apply to the Water Commissioner at his office in Ashcroft in  the County of Yale, for a licence to  take and use four cubic feet of water  per second from Summitt Creek, a  tributary of Otter Creek, in the Yale  Division of Yale District. The water is to be taken from the stream about four miles East of the Coldwater  River, and is to be used on the preemption claim of Henry Brooks on the  said West Branch of Otter Creek snd  on the applicant Company's Right of  Way, for industrial purposes.  The Kettle Yalley-Railway Company  R. Z. Chandler,  51-4 Agent  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  ���MamB^^HHBHgnMBMHHMHHM^^___E_Mn_MHMHWa^MnKBMni^^BBaHaaHHM__aHaHHn^HHMH^HHaH^H^BBB_^l^^^HIMM��  MERRITT, B. jLJ  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS (FURNISHED.  ALL  WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared,  to  handle any  kind  of Building  Construction  Work  r  Plumbing ^nd  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP���Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  DEALERS IN  Lumber, Lath, Shingles. Lime,  Cement and all kinds building ]���#  material.  Lumber Yard and Offices: X  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  JUST ARRIVED!  Nice Assortment of Tobaccos and Cigars  IfUlidWlbll  VOGHT ST.  OPPOSITE TH E M F R R ITT  SUNSHINE   rTHEATER. WICRIUII  CHAS. J. VANHEAR," Proprietor:    Finest Pool Room  n the Interior.  THE PALACE  POOL ROOM  ANDREWS & SMITH, Prop*.  COMPLETE   STOCK OF  CIGARS ' TOBACCOS ' CIGARETTES  PIPES  '  CANDIES  '  CIDERS  AND SOFT DRINKS  Cor. Voght St. & Granite Ave.,  MERRITT  First Class  Barber Shop  In Connection.  AND EMBALMING  Remains prepared and shipped to  alljparts of the world.  Caskets and Coffins* of all sizes  on hand.  Address"left with A. F. Rankine,  druggist,_will receive prompt  attention.  N. J. BARWICK  MERRITT and NICOLA.  J  w Coldwater  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  (COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  M. MclNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B. C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  _The^hoicest=o��=Beef,=mutton,=etc.,^al��.ay_s_on_ihand_i  Fresh Fish, Jiggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  Nicola Valley  QPKC  ^Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of=  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh Fish  always on  hand.       Orders receive .prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload,  I. Eastwood  Manager j     Tl T nrm'   '���'-'-���������rV-      isaO'i-i  in-    ili.i.-Ai��.JH        "* ���*��� ��� *  Friday, February 23, 1912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Members of City Council  Discuss  Proposal of Company  Last Monday evening the mem-  ���jm  bers of the Council definitely decided to employ an expert to examine the plant and equipment  of the electric light company and  report on the.same. The object  of this is to determine whether  or not the acceptance of the proposal of the company to sell out  for $7,500 would prove a good investment for the city.  Aid. Gordon, of the Board of  Works, in discussing the matter  said that if the city thought that  lights were necessary this year  it would be a good idea to close  with the company on their offer.  The company was willing to supply the city with street lights for  $3,000 per annum for twenty  lights. He thought that the  land, building, poles and street  equipment of the company alone  was worth the $7,500 asked for.  He thought the,city should own  its own lighting plant and should  another company buy this one out  and start-up,, the city would not  have as. good a chance to buy as  at present. *'  MayorrReid, said that the light  company wanted an answer right  away. "If we are going to have  a light plant of our own this year  we want to commence at once.  While I think that perhaps the  light company's offer is a good  one, still, I think it would be  more advisable for the city to engage an expert to report upon  the value of the plant before we  deal with the company, in fact,"  he .added. "I understood that the  Board of Works was to get one  in here to report on the matter."  Aid. Gordon: "I was the only  member of the board here and I  certainly did not want to assume  that responsibility myself." ;  The Mayor:   "Well,   while1-at  the coast with Aid. Irvine  .we  were advised that it would ,be  best to get an outside man who  was competent to come in and  investigate and make a report.  Last year Mr.. McKenzie of the  Nicola   Valley  Coal  and   Coke  Company was asked if he'd giyje  an opinion or a report, but he.  advised thiat for certain reasons  it would be best to have an out  side man in.   To get such a man,  we   found,   would not be very  costly.   All he would want would  be about $10 or $20 a day and  his travelling and hotel expenses.  Aid. Irvine, and I saw such a  man while at the coast, a competent man, and if the council  think it advisable.we can wire  right away and have him here.  I am in favour of getting expert  advice on the matter.    Still I  think the company's offer is a  very fair one."  Aid. Cowley moved and Aid.  Gordon seconded a resolution to  wire for this expert at once and  have him come in and report to  the council. This was carried.  Aid. John urged the advisability  =of=keeping=his=identity=secret  until his investigation was concluded. Aid. Crawford's amendment to the motion to have the  expert engaged by the Board of  Works, was lost.  Robert Wade was appointed  city scavenger at a salary of  eighty dollars per month.  The contract for a barn to  house the horses and wagons of  the scavenging department was  awarded to Phillip McLean, for  $259. S. Hyland bid $380, and  Fowler & Larson $353. The  barn will be 28x18x16 high.  The clerk was instructed to  prepare a new assessment roll to  be in by March 4th.  On the recommendation of Dr.  Williams, city health officer, the  council will obtain 2 gals, formalin, 10 lbs potassium permanganate and some bichloride tablets  for disinfecting purposes.  J. A. Maughan appeared on  behalf of W. K. Hyslop to urge  that the license fee charged him  for doing business should be^reduced as he has now obtained  business premises. He was  charged a transient trader's  license for selling clothing and  now asks a rebate. The matter  was laid over until April 1st.  "A COWBOY'S GIRL"  "A Cowboy's Girl" the breezy  western comedy-drama, has just  concluded a very successful engagement at the Empire Theatre  Saskatoon.    In speaking of this  engagement the Saskatoon Daily  Phoenix says���It's ever so many  moons since an Empire Theatre  audience has been so enthusiastic  over any company or any offering as they grew last night over  Mr. Gerald Clute, Mr. John Pringle, and  their   "Cowboy's Girl"  company.    The action of the play  was held up at a   lot of points,  while the audience held  out   the  glad hand, and Mr.   Clute, who  plays the   leads,   had   repeated  curtain calls.    The company car-  ries no excess.    Not one of the  six players acts as statuary.    ' 'A  Cowboy's   Girl"   is . a   western  drama with a strong leaning towards real drama in spots, while  nowhere does   it grow   unduly  mellow.   It's not wild and woolly either, for the only shooting  that's done takes place back in  the wings, so that one gets the  heroic effect .without hearing the  dull sickening thuds.   Dash and  ginger    are   liberally     strewn  throughout all  three   acts,   and  the play is altogether pleasingly  diverting.    Mr.   Clute  had the  role of the ranch foreman, and  was the supreme   lover   of   the  pretty girl-boss of the Lazy Y.  He has taken a tremendous two-  SPORT  Frank Barnes, and Young  Smith, the local bantamweight  boxer, leave for Walhachin on the  first of next month. Smith has  been tied up to fight Carpenter  at Walhachin that week. The  bout is scheduled 10 rounds, but  if Smith lands that haymaking  right early enough the engagement will be brief. Barnes expects to be able to promote another roughouse in this city in  the near future.  iooi  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.  Thp best  commercial Job   Printing  in the interior at News Job Dept.  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of  the Province of British Columbia, may  be leased for a term of twenty-one  years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be  leased to one applicant.  . Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  Drop   us  a  line if you are  contemplating building  POTTS & RUSSELL  BUILDING CONTRACTORS  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong'"> Slore  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal .  Knights of Pythias  Nicola Valley Lodge No. 46, meets in  Reid's Hall every Wednesday night at  8 p. m. All visiting brethren are cordially invited to attend.  Knight J. Garroch,  C. C.  Knight R. Hebron  K. R. S.  Bids  and  Estimates  Cheerfully Made.  Box 122 Merritt, B.C.  iontii     U_C1__^_JV_V.<__, ���-,v    be described by sections, or legal sub-  XarXqfridP aTon^The theatrical! divisions of Bections�� and in unsurveyed  years  striae aiong ine meatncdi ^-.^-^^ ��,a trant _nnii(,H _������;. nfc_.ii >,_.  way since leaving Saskatoon,  and his work last night was a  pleasing surprise to his former  acquaintances. The entire company know their lines backward,  and this intimacy gives the players a comfortable degree of self-  confidence and nonchalence.  This show will be at the Central Hall on Wednesday evening  February 28th at 8 p. m.  Rev. J. A. Petrie. left'on Monday on a brief visit to Enderby.  -o���  Lady Wanted  To introduce HOUSE. AND  HOME (the, Woman's Magazine);  Make $10 to $20 weekly:- No  money required. Sample: copy  on request. Give references.  Address Circulation Manager  House and Home, 347 Pender  treet west;:. Vancouver, B. G.  territory the tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applicant himself.  / Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchant  able output of the mine at the rate of  five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such  returns should be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  1. s W.-W..CORY,  -.  Deputy Minister of rhe Interior.  N.B.��� Unauthorised publication of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  H. R. H. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S., B.C.L.S  Christie & Dawson  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch        -      Ashcroft, B. C.  UNDERTAKER  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets and Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  6. PR B EST, Granit Ave. Merritt  Open Day and Night  ii  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  Harness and  SaddSery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  N. J. BARWiCK  Nicola ... Merritt  Put Your Money  Into a New Home  this year and make it earn you happiness and contentment.  Can't get away from the fact that the home is the mainstay  of this great country of ours and never will there be a time  when you can buy the kind of lumber we are selling for less  money. Better start planning early so as to get the ground  broken as soon as the frost is out. We're ready any time to  talk about your lumber needs    Come in.  "There's No Place Like Home"  VANCOUVER LUMBER CO'Y.  MERRITT, B. C.  J. E. WALKER, Manager.  A.F.&A  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  R eid's Hall  th e s econd  Tuesday of each  month at 8 p.  m.   S o j o u rn-  ing brothers cordially invited.  S. J. Solomon Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  Millinery  Fancy Goods  arche  s MISS Mae MARRIOTT  Specialist in Ladies' Accessories.  Exclusive agent for D & A Corsets.  Merritt Townsite Offices. Voght Street.  SEE   THE  TAX NOTICE  Nicola Assessment District.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in  accordance with Statutes, that Provincial revenue tax and assessed taxes,  income and school tax, assessed and  levied under the "Assessment Act"  and amdndments, are due and payable  on the 2nd day of January, 1912.  All taxes collectable for the NICOLA  ASSESSMENT DISTRICT are due  and payable at my office, situated at  the Government office, NICOLA, B. C.  This notice, in terms of law, is equivalent to a personal demand by me upon all persons liable for taxes.  . Datedrat Nicola, B. C, this 17th day  of January, 1912.   "   -   '  W. N. ROLFE,  Assessor and Collector,  50-5 Nicola Assessment District.  TOR LIVERY, EXPRESS & DRAY WORK  WE CAN MO,VE  YOUR  PIANO,   HOUSEHOLD  FURNITURE OR  YOUR   HOUSE. CONTRACT WORK A SPECIALTY  WOOD FOR SALE  GEO.   RICHES'    OLD    STAND  COUTLEE AVENUE       -       -       REAR DIAMOND VALE  STORE  The Place to Dine  VOGHT STREET  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Wines and Liquors.  Not only the best, but a long way.ahead,  of the next best.  I  We are selling some of our goods at prices which everyone must notice as remarkable bargains.  For instance, our. Men's Boots,=for-yghieh-weoisually-cfaar-ge~$6.5Q to-$5.0Q>  ing sold for $4.00.    Can you equal or beat it ?  Men's Sweater Coats are now being sold for $2.00.    Lower than coast prices. We  have only thirty left.    This is a fifty per cent reduction.  We give you twenty per cent, discount on Flannelette goods if you buy now.  We must clean our shelves for the splendid assortment of New Spring Goods which  are expected any day.  wmmwiim  Limited.  ��&m  -mm*  ���>.)V>:..I-! ���-    \JLi. :���..___&  jswcgEmaaiauargajgr:  ,^^^ag^gg-gS^s_;^^fa__:sJg<ig?B��ggig^^  >-n- ���^.�����ViH��-��ll--rrf.��-M--''.^-lliiT...J-^ ��� >~-____!_ME��_kJ2~��3'5>n&9&;  ^Mfirenira��B^rer^^^^  ^j^y_   gL^g^^-g^fS^^^  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, February 23, .1612.  We have just  received   a new  shipment   of pipes  consisting of the well-known  B B B and Peterson.  Also a nice selection of cheaper lines from which to  choose.  A. F. RANKIN  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  J. A. Menzies went down to  the coast on business last Wednesday.  _____-o ��� <  Provincial Constable O'Hara  was in this city over last even-  ing-   o-   J. J. Lane, auditor of the C. P.  R., arrived in the city from Nicola today.  R. G. S. Anthony, of the Willow Grange Farm at Canford,  was in town on business today.  Col. Flick was in town, on business today. He left for his home  at Lower Nicola tonight.  Rhys Hamer, of the genera1  passenger agent's office in Vancouver was in the city over Saturday.  . o   Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Ferris left  for a fortnight's trip to Vancouver and Victoria on Wednesday's  train.  Another dance is to be given in  Middlesboro next Saturday, tomorrow, evening by the club  members.    Admission 75c.  Mrs. N. J. Barwick and children came down from Nicola on  Tuesday and returned to their  home on Wednesday evening.  A. L. Dingee went down to  Vancouver on Wednesday after  having spent a fortnight in the  valley on business for his firm.  Benjamin Browett, superintendent of the Diamond Vale  Collieries returned from the convention of the mining institute on  Monday.  Born:-To Mr. and Mrs. W. E.  Dodd of Nicola, on Tuesday Feb.  20th 1912, at Kamloops, a son.  Mother and child are both doing  well.  Alonzo Roberts arrived in town  from his ranch at Aspen Grove  this afternoon.  L. Coggeswell, accountant for  the Nicola Valley Pine Lumber  ..company was in town this week  from Canford Mills to attend the  ball of the B. C. Horse.  .   . o   Col. and Mrs. C. Flick were in  town for the B. C. Horse dance  on Tuesday evening. They returned to their home at Lower Nicola on Wednesday's train.  Vernon H. Mott, formerly conductor on the local freight, is  acting conductor of the passenger this week relieving Conductor Charles Sasseville, who is ill.  ��� o  The final consideration of the  pre-emption of P. H. Cantlin before a Crown Grant is issued is  advertized in the Provincial Gazette. J. W. McCanu's pre-emption' is also advertized and John  Garcia's.  Miss Florence Morrisson, who  has been staying with relatives  in the upper part of the valley  for the past few weeks, arrived  in the city today and will spend a  few davs here as the guest of  Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jones.  ���-���;���o ���i  "A Cowboy's Girl," which is  to be played by the John Pringle  company of actors in the Central  Theatre, on Quilchena  avenue,  next Wednesday night will be  worth seeing.  P. de Latour and family and C.  Oland left for Vancouver on Wednesday's train. P. de Latour is'  connected with the hydrographic  survey and intends returning to  Nicola in May or June.  Special music has been prepared by the club members for the  dance at Middlesboro on Saturday night, and a light supper is  to be served at mienight.  It is expected that a large  number of local people will attend the dance at Middlesboro  tomorrow night.  H. Herberts, well known in  the city and at Middlesboro,  where'he was always prominent  at sports, lelt early this week for  Edmonton,. He expects to stop  off for a few weeks at Calgary.  At the amateur show in the  Sunshine Theatre last Friday  night young George le Pitre and  Robert Hebron put up a most  amusing sparring exhibition  These amateur nights are proving  to be a great success.  Rev. Jas. Wagner, O. M. I,,  was in the city over Sunday  leaving for Lytton��� on Monday's  train. He states that additions  will shortly be made to the Catholic Church at Lytton.  D. Dodding was in town from  Lower Nicola on business this  week.  -o���  N. J. Barwick expects to commence the construction of up-to-  date undertaking parlors in the  near future. He states .that  when the building is completed  he will have one of the best equipped parlors in the mterior.  A. B. Fletcher, who has for  years been Mr. Grimmett's  chief assistant, left on Tuesday  for Edinburgh, Scotland. Duncan McPhail came down from  Nicola to see him off. He will  be greatly missed by his many  friends in the Nicola Valley.  In the memorial football match  at Middlesdoro last Sunday the  local team won by a score of 1���0.  J. Angus McDonald left for  I^tTon^'olr^tbU^  McDonald has been ill at her  home in the Victoria Rooms for  the past week and her husband  came up from Lytton when he  received the news of her illness.  James Fairclough left for  Revelstoke on Tuesday's train to  attend the annnal convention of  the L. 0. L. He is the delegate  selected to represent the local  lodge No. 1701. It is expected  that there will be about one  thousand members of the order  attend the convention.  Frank Barnes and Sid Mearon  this spring are   going   to   raise  vegetables, horses, catttle' sheep  and  dogs and   flowers   on   the  handsome ranch they purchased  recently.   To   commence    their  kennels they have acquired the  famous     Siberian     tripehound  "Gold-Dust", which was formerly the property of J.   Peck   Mc  Swain.    In addition  to  farming  their estate  they   will   erect   a  huge office building on  one cor  ner of it.    They have a shipment  of blooded stock en route.   Their  recent realty acquisition  has an  1 area of 2 1-2 acres.  Pooley Hall at Nicola Crowded With  Merrymakers Friday evening.  (From Our Own Correspondent)  Last Friday evening, at Nicola  the officers and members of  Court Nicola 8931 A. 0. F. entertained a large number of friends  from Nicola and the surrounding  district at their Sixth Annual Ball  in Pooley Hall. The guests came  from as far away as Lytton and  Quilchena, and were unanimous  in pronouncing the dance quite  as successful as the former ones  given by the members of the order in previous years.  The hall was tastefully decorated in greens and bunting, blended harmoniously. G. L. Murray  acted as floor manager for the  evening. The music was provided by P, Smith, violin, and Mrs.  Grimmett and the Misses A.  Vair, and Ruby Howse, pianistes.  Among the ladies present were noticed Mesdames H. H. Matthews, who  was tastefully gowned in pearl grey  marquistete; Barwick, reseda taffeta  silk; Grimmett, black and white striped  silk; Mickle, black lace over silk; Foster, pearl namilos silk; Lauder (Quilchena), pongee silk trimmed with pink,  Wood-Lee, grey silk crepe de chene; S.  Kirby, mauve silk and chiffon; Durland,  old rose silk; Strickland, white silk  trimmed with blue; Shaw, black sequin  net over satin; Gay, beaded ninon-de-  soie over grey satin; Marshall, black  silk; Peterson, brown silk; Sutherland  (Lytton), black and white silk; Rhodes,  white silk mull; and the Misses C.  Woodward, cream messaline silk; M.  Woodward, cream voile; C. Murray,  pale blue silk; M. Murray, white silk,  embroidered voile; Howse, deep cream  with black trimming; Laird, pearl grey  silk; Vair, white voile; McNeil, white  chiffon; L. Carrington, black voile; G.  Carrington, white net; Jackson, coral  silk; Bradley, white silk; Leonard, blue  silk; Brolin, plum coloured crepe de  chene; Colk, white muslin; Fleming,  old rose satin cloth trimmed with jet.  Among the gentlemen present were  Messrs Matthews, Barwick, Durland,  Nash, Murray, Heslop, Hunter, Rev. J.  Thompson, Gay, Captain Foster, Strickland, Grimmett, Dodd, Carrington,  Ash, Riley, Wood-Lee, Subject, Goodisson, Solomon, Sutherland, Cowen,  Marshall, Peterson, Perdue, P. and J.  Smith, Croker, Lauder. Quinville. King,  and Harrisson.  members left after   the  aessions   Thursday.     The  place of meeting has  not  selected.  three  next  been  MANAGEMENT  i.  WESTERN C. M  The matter of first aid was  discussed at some length by the  members of the western branch  of the Canadian Mining Institute last. Friday, Dr. F. C. Mc-  Tavish, of the 18th Field Ambulance, A. M. C, being the principal speaker.  "The aid that may be given  injured persons by those who  have taken the instruction, is of  great value," said Dr. McTavish.  "A great deal of needless suffering may be relieved. Accidents  that are trivial in the beginning  may become serious through lack  of proper attention.  "We are planning first aid  competitions and feel certain the  Duke of Connaught when he  visits Vancouver will be a patron  for he is interested in the work.  At the annual meeting of the association a few days ago a public  demonstration was urged as a  means of stirring up interest  and enthusiasm."  Mr' Charles Graham, of Middlesboro, in^^aiscussing^^DrT  McTavish's remarks, said  the chief value of the  St, John's Ambulance was in the  instruction from their doctors,  but the doctors have different  ideas of first aid, and there is not  the same uniformity as in the St.  John's centres.  Mine Inspector Thomas Graham said more study should  be given to the prevention of  accidents and mining men should  be educated along that line. In  all hazardous occupations men  finally fall into a sense of false  security, he said. They become  naturally careless. Some managers, he said, think they have  the only safe mine. Then accidents occur, "An old saying is  Tt is the good roof that kills; not  the poor one.' That is true.  Miners working under a poor  roof are careful where they  would be careless under a good  roof. Mine managers musthaye  the co-operation of all the bosses  and men."  Mr. E. Jacobs, secretary, read  several papers on coal mining.  Mr. G. S. Malloch's paper on the  coal basin of Groundhog mountain was briefly discussed. The  morning attendance .was not  I large, as many  of  the visiting  Nicola Valley Steam Laundry Passes Into New Control  During the week the announcement was made that the steam  laundry on Voght street has passed to an entirely new management. The name of the person  who has acquired it is not divulged yet.  Indications are not lacking,  however, that the new management is decidedly progressive.  Already a force of carpenters has  been put to work renovating the  entire establishment and bringing  it up to-date. No expense is to  be spared in making it a first  class laundry in every respect,  and after Wednesday next the  company will be ready to accept  all the business offered, and to  handle it expeditiously and economically.  Mr. Miles, the manager, who  recently arrived from the coast,  and who has had experience in  the largest laundries, states that  there is absolutely no reason why  first class work should not be  turned out henceforward as the  plant now contains the most up-  to-date equipment that can be  bought.  The management wish to announce that they would be glad  to have the public call and inspect the conditions under which  they expect to handle the business of the city.  Many changes are also being  made in the bathrooms, which  are being completely overhauled  and renovated.s  A feature that will meet with  the approval of the public is the  company's guarantee to replace  any article which may be missing. ,  A novel feature which will be  introduced in the near future is a  sterilizing room in which all garments wilfbe thoroughly sterilized when received.  It must be borne in mind that  the management is absolutely  new and that all work is under  the'direct supervision of an expert laundryman.  CURLING NOTES  G. F. Ransom is active nowadays in ascertaining what curlers will be able to leave for Vancouver Bonspiel, March 18. Invitations to compete have been  sent out by the Vancouver Club  to over one hundred' curling  clubs. Is is probable that one  rink will be composed of A. W.  Strickland, G. F. Ransom, M.  L. Grimmett and F. Barnes.  There appears to be a good deal  of uncertainty as to who will be  able to get away for the event.  A NEW HEARSE  Dan Munro this week received  the first hearse ever seen in the  valley. It is a particularly handsome vehicle and is understood  to have cost $1100 aside from the  freight charges incurred in shipping it from the east.  J. Bampfield's father has been  staying with him at his ranch at  Mamette Lake for the past'six  weeks. His father is a keen  sportsman.  The County Court list for hearing on the 28th is said to be the  longest in tne history of the valley.  The first cake of artificial ice  ever manufactuaed in the Nicola  Valley was turned out by the  plant of the Nicola Valley/Meat  Market this week. It weighed  225 pounds. The proprietors are  having an electric sign put up  today. It is the first in the valley.  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Sunday, Feb. 25th 1912.  2.30 p.m., Sunday School and  Bible class..  Wednesday evening service 8  o'clock.  On Sunday evening 25th Rev.  E. R. McLean, Field secretary in  connection with the S. S. work  of this church will deliver an address,  Rev. J. A. Petrie,  Pastor.  ANGLICAN CHURCH  Sunday, Feb. 25.  Merritt���3 p.m.  Nicola���11 a.m. and 7.30  Sunday School.  Nicola���9.30 a.m.  Merritt���2.30 p.m.  J.^Thompson,^  Vicar.  p.m.  Methodist Church  Sunday Services 11 a. m. and  7 p. m.  Sunday School and Bible Class  2 30 p. m.  Monday 8 p. m. Young People's Society.  Wednesday 7.30 p. m. Prayer  Meeting.  Strangers cordialy welcome. ���  |Rev. C, F. Connor B. A., B. D.  Pastor.  You waste in looking up domestic help could be saved  by simply inserting a " Help  Wanted" ad. In our Classified  Columns. Our paper is read  by the desirable class, and  goes Into hundreds of homes  that get no other.  0*f*iM* l��f h, ������ W. IbCwd,  HOSPITAL  DONATIONS  Next week a complete list of  the subscriptions promised and  given to the Hospital Board will  be published.  Murdoch Mclntyre has had extensive alterations carried but in  the Coldwater, hotel., , The dining  room has been repapered in a  handsome design and preparations are now being made for the  installation of an electric lighting  plant of the most up-to-date type.  F. Jackson passed through the  city with R. Clark on today's  train.  W. de Moulin and H. H. Metz-  ler of Vancouver have been busy  installing the stage scenery in  Central Hall for the past two  days. De Moulin is one of the  best scenic artists in Canada.  MARRIOTT-HYSLOP  At St. Andrew's manse in Van-  cower last Friday evening Rev.  J. McAuley united in marriage  Miss Mae Marriott and W. K.  Hyslop. The ceremony was wit  nessed by Mr. and Mrs. Joslin  and Mr. and Mrs. Somerville, relatives of the bride, and Arthur  Hyslop, brother of the bridegroom.  Charles L. Betterton of   Victoria arrived here   early   in   the  week and left for Aspen Grove.  He is expected to return tomorrow evening. Accompanying  him is Edwin Stewart, a Victoria  capitalist.  G, Trehearne has purchased the  acre formerly owned by Frank  Steel, in the Diamond Vale Town.;  site, and will erect a residence  there this spring.  ftoney  7��?*&&  Well  There    are   opportunities   to.,  put your aurplua funds to profitable   use   without   indulging  in  dangerous speculations.  An ad. in our Classified Want  Columns will put you into con-  ���unlcatlon with borrowers who  have {food security, and who  are willing to pay good interest  for accoshroodatlon.  CENTRAL HALL  WEDNESDAY  NIGHT . .   ....  .'���'.*" c:        THE BEST SHOW OF THE SEASON  And an excellent company in the Big Western Comedy  a  Lou  Austin  was  business several da.  in   town  on  s this week.  99  The Real Laugh Show.  Seats now on sale at the Nicola0Valley Meat Market.  Reserved Seats $1.00.  ��� nisiauww'w"���'  g����g��ffgaBB��aB��miimiffl���inF��HiB^^  v-  H  ir-'  ~rzSf<rt-3y  TWO SHOWS DAILY : 7.30 to 9, 9 to 10.30.  a   Professor  Good Music under diiecticn of  NEW PROGRAM MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY.  _4.0_00jfeet of film each Show.^Prices; Adults, 25c.; Children, 10c.  _3_53S5E  'rmsmvms^Bumatmdsafvmmm  rj\ 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  PHONE 25.    MERRITT, B .C.


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