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 .^s._��vi.'*W!-'s >.w��J!!?t-������'"rf.-- "irc-^-cf^sE  _______________ i... iimflfi i miri iri    iff rr>  irf^TLT.,iiJll-*fn  Vol/ 2, No  MERRITT,  B;G:,  JANUARY 19, 1912  Price 5 Cents  A Bargain in Footwear  Don't  Miss It I  We have definitely decided  to confine our business exclusively to Men's Wear  and in order to make room  for our spring shipments,  we are anxious to close out  immediately our entire  stock of Women's and  Children's shoes.  The following will give you  some, idea of the bargains  to be had by purchasing  your footwear from us during the next ten days.  12 Pair Tan Calf Blucher, Reg: $4.50, Sale Price $3.00  10 Pair Vel. Calf Blucher, Reg, $4.00, Sale-Price $2:75  10 Pair Dul! Russ Blucher,, Reg. $4.50 Sale Price $3.00  12 Pairs Patent Blucher, Reg; $4.00, Sale Price $2.75;  12 Pair B. C. Pol. Blucher, Reg. $3,50, Sale Price $2.45  12!Pair Dull Russ Oxford, Reg. $4.00, Sale Price $2.75  Sizes and styles  found  such  well  Every pair must be sold and  are well assorted and included in our stock will be  known   makes   as Empress, Queen Quality, Ames  Holden, Etc. "  some lines have been reduced to Half  Price.  t  Call Early while your size is here..  P. R. REID & CO.  ... ,-*.-_�����.-������-r.���.y^ ��. Specialists- in���  - -" - * - ;'-"~ -. V ���--.-_���  Men's Clothing, Furnishings, Boots and Shoes.  Speeches of Members Indicate Past  Progress Will be Exceeded  VICTORIA,   B. C,   January 18th-  The   third   (and what is generally believed to be the last) session of British  Columbia's twelfth   provincial  parliament was on Thursday   afternoon, inaugurated with  all  time-honored   and  picturesque   ceremony  by. His   Honor  Lieutenant-Governor    Paterson,     the  legislative chamber being overtaxed to  accomodate the usual  brilliant  throng  customarily conspicuons at   such   historic  functions.    Interest  in   the  new  session   is    peculiarly   stimulated   by  reason both of the especial importance  of various matters of legislation  vital  to tha development nof the  representative industries of the province which  will be presented for enactment during  its life, arid because of the well under  stood intention of the Premier before;  its close to  announce   to   the   House,  and through it to the  country,   details  of his  new   railway   policy,, through  which it is hoped to  promote  a yet  more rapid and beneficial era of development in; conjunction with the opportunities created by the opening of the'  Panama Canal.    Out-standing features  of the session, which it is expected by  the Government will last approximately  six weeks, are expected to be found in  the legislation foi the  ratification and  acceptance of ttie  recently  completed  revision and consolidation of the  statutes; a new well-studied and  comprehensive land act; ;a bill for the  amendment of the   Vancouver  City  Charter  making possible numerous  radical innovations in the conduct of  civic government; a measure for the   establishment of a Bureau of Forestry, and for  the perfection of the ;Bush Fires Act so  as much more effectually  to  conserve  the timber asset of the   country;   yet  other legislation providing for a  readjust ment and reduction of Provincial  taxation, the necessary legislation: preliminary to the establishment of a reformatory school   for wayward   girls,  the     completion     of      the. incorporation of the City of Prince Rupert, and  various private, measures the scope and  tenor of which have already been  outlined and are well understood .by  that  portion .ofithe ~eqmnjtii#y.':. interesting  itself in public affairs!  'Itis also' possible  that before   the  session's close the Prime Minister may  be in-a-position to announce   the completion of. an undeistanding with  the  Federal Government preliminary to the  formal consideration of British  Colum,  bia's request 'fpr'a'more equitable readjustment ofVfiseal terms with the  Dominion of Canada. It is also quite  probable that before the session end3  an announcement may be made  by the Hon.: Richard McBride of his intention of taking up in all its phases,  with Downing Street direct, the. intricate question of Asiatic immigration,  of so great importance in connection  with the preservation of this Province  and this Dominion as a white British  Commonwealth J yc  The Speech  from   the Throne  with  which His Honor formally inaugurated  the session   of   1J*��12.   in   the   natural  course contained suitable refarence   to  the Coronation of His Gracious Majesty  King George and the provincial observance of thtt Imperially epochal event,,  as well as the fact that British Colum-"  bia was officially represented   in  Lo*-  don at   the   imposing and   significant  ceremonies of June last.   The marked  gratification    experienced   by British  Columbians at the appointment of  H.  R. H. the Duke of Connaught as Governor-General of  Canada   was   gracefully emphasized,, and the  House   will,  be asked to adopt "a " loyal, address  of  welcome, at   the 'same   time   complimenting the retiring representative of  His Majesty in this Dominion, the Earl  Grey, whose active, personal interest in,  this Western Province has been a matter of the very greatest, satisfaction to  its people, upon the recent completion  of his successful term of office at  Rid-  eau Hall.   The  Speech  also nsturally  contained suitable reference to the unexampled prosperity  and  progress  of  the Province during,the past year aud  the very gratifying:' expansion  in  the  revenues noted during  the  completed  twelvemonth.    Satisfaction   was   further   expressed   in  reference to   the  transfer of the   Songhees   Indian  Reserve to the Province and the very ample provision made for the  removal of  the Indians to   another  and infinitely  more suitable reserve,   Reference was  made to the fact   that the   report of  the Taxation Commission has. recently  been   completed   and   will  shortly be  presented to  the* Legislature;  to  the  completion of 'the' important   work   bf  the revision and consolidation   of   the  Provincial statutes;, and to the circumstance that as a result of the investigations of the Forestry -, Commission  of  1910 a Bureau of Forestry is to be constituted by Provincial legislation and a  bill presented dealing with   the   ade-  ��a  8  1  JTK  ~W-8=Ai*  i-ne^uiamtm-d vai���^comprany^TTers you  the opportunity to purchase a homesite  on the Diamond Vale field, south of the  railway track on easy terms.  Inside Lots 50x120  of the vast  timber .asset. of.^British  J Columbia.    Refence was also made  to  the development by the Department of  Public Works,   that has  taken   place  during the just past year at Strathcona  Park, in connection with .the.further  prosecution of which work a .sum will  be included in the estimates for the expeditious and desirable development of  this great provincial  pleasnring place  for the benefit  of British  Columbians  and the attraction   and  entertainment  of world tourists.  The visit of the Premier, the Attorney General, and the Minister of Lands  to Ottawa, to discuss outstanding  Provincial  matters  with  the   Federal  (authorities obtained due attention, and  His Honor announced the early presentation to the House of papers  having  reference to the negotiations conducted  at the Federal Capital by ther representatives of British Columbia in their  several conferences with Premier  Borden and his colleagues.    In this connection mention has already been made of  the   fact   that the  administration   of  waters in the railway  belt  has  been  transferred by amicable arrangement to  the   water   branch  of the  Provincial  Lands Department, and a bill   to   give  Miners Agree   to  Assessment  of  Fifty Cents per Month  The miners who attended the  mass meeting in the. public  school last Sunday afternoon,  which was held for the purpose  of considering the proposal that  miners should contribute fifty  cents, per month each, by which  they and their families will be  provided with free board while  in hospital, taxed the largest  school-room to capacity. ,  President Charles Graham, of  the hospital board of directors,  occupied the chair. He; briefly  stated the intention of the bylaw and called for free discussion from those present. .  Mr. Bennett opened tjie proceedings with criticism ..of the  N. V.. Hospital having cost  such a large sum. He compared  it with other hospitals In the  Boundary country and���stated  that he thought that a charge of  one dollar a month should. cover  all" hbspital expenses for anyone  incapacitated. He further crit-  i ised the location of the hospital and charged that there, was  no sewage provided.  President Graham, in 'reply,  stated that the present site had  been chosen by a committee of  three qualified medical men; who  had reported that as the best offered for the purpose. As to  the charge that there was  no sewage he stated that-every  provision had been made to  handle sewage, a septic tank be-,  ing provided for the disposal of  it."   ��� -     ' '    rV,��� -.. ������    ���'.-������-  Mr. Bullen took issue with Mr-  Bennettin respect to the Fernie  ____ r __..       _____  ____   hospital, pointing out that there  ^aie-ec^sei^^tion-rad-admiirfstration- -the dolhr. a -unonth-refaarge -had  Corner  a  '5'0'x120  you pay cash we Will reduce these  prices 10 percenti  TITLE' GUaM^  ���������=::  '7/y'i'7 7SCC   ��� '������ ^77  of the Diamond  Supply Co.  ��ffect"t"o"tfiis most desirable outcome of  the recent negotiations will be offered  for consideration during the course of  the session.  Mention was also made in His Honor's  speech of the marked growth of Public  Works in sympathy with the settlement  and growth of British Columbia and of  the fact that a contract has recently  been let for the much needed enlargement of the Provincial Buildings, this  work at present proceeding most satisfactorily. Measures for the further en-  (Continued on page 3.)  SCHOOL AT SHULUS  Mr. E. Morris, the newly appointed teacher for the school at  Shulus, has taken up his duties.  Accompanied by his wife he spent  Thursday in town purchasing  supplies.for the winter.  PRINCET01TB00MS  During the week the news  was received here that still another bank will open a branch at  Princeton. This time it is the  Royal Bank of Canada. Last  week it will be recalled that the  Bank of Montreal opened a branch  there under the management of  S. L. Smith, formerly of the local  office. This makes six banks in  the town on the Tulameen. Evidently a boom is anticipated  there this spring, and this would  appear to be an indication that  V. V. & E. construction is to be  resumed. ,  been found inadequate: and. the  assessment had to be raised to a  dollar and a half. . At the time  the dollar assessment was levied  there were fourteen hundred men  subscribing/Against this further he placed the fact that the  Nicola Valley General Hbspital is  built to handle present probable  cases, and also all that might be  necessary within the next few  years, hence in the commencement it is very costly to maintain. .'.'  Joe Limb brought out the point  that miners by paying fifty cents  per month    are provided'with  free   bokrd "while   in   hospital,  their medical attendance being  covered by the charge of a dollar a month now levied.   Men  other than miners have to pay  from eight to ten dollars a week  for this mainenanco, and in addition have to pay for their doctor  whoever he might be.  ___President_Grahans=stated that a  private patient can only get, into  the   hospital under a   doctor's  reccomendation.   He has to pay  hospital   charges   and doctors'  fees.  Djrector F. S. Gay urged the  approval of the by-law. He  stated that the board of directors had endeavored in every  possible way to keep down expenses. The fifty cent assessment need hot be levied when  the hospital is well supplied with  funds. "If I can assure medical  and hospital treatment for myself and family for a dollar and  a half a month," he concluded.  "I think I am doing very well."  (Applause.)  John Holdsworth: "This statement is made by a man who has  himself only paid in five or ten  dollars."   Cries of "Order."  President Graham; "I wish to  tell you,- Mr. Holdsworth, that  to my own personal knowledge  Mr. Gay has paid sixty dollars to  the hospital already." (Cheers.)  Mr. Holdsworth: "Then I  cheerfully/apologize fc r what I  said. I was not aware of that."  (Cheeks.) , He went on to bring  up the'question of a dollar a  month.*?or doctorsi but was ruled  out of order.V  Dr. Tutill 'it-hen requested the  privilege of being heard, which  was granted him as a matter of  courtesy. He commenced by  asking how many resident phy-  icians would be appointed? and  being told that the board, only  contemplated having one house  physician. "Now gentlemen,  here you have it.   It is just a  question of which will it be Dr.  Williams or Dr. Tutill, and of  course it will be Dr. Williams, 7  he said.   -  David Brown: If Dr. Tutill  wants to air his grievances ag.-  aihst doctors and to discuss the  doctors' side of the question let  him call a doctors' meeting!"  (Cheers.)  President Graham: Dr. Tutill;  this meeting is for the miners to  discuss their business and you  are here by courtesy only.  Stick to the business before the  meeting or else withdraw.  Dr. Tutill: I am here as a man  not as a physician.  President Graham: "Your  statements and criticism d^n't  indicate that. Stick to the  question or. .else sit down."  (Cheers.)  The doctor: "I bow to him. He  must be right, as he has the  meeting with him."  "I want to know," he added,  "will there be one or more resident physicians?"  President Graham: How many  are usual, doctor?  Dr. Tutill; "In Kamloops every doctor takes, a month in turn  and they work without friction.  But I don't want to go into  that." He then turned to a consideration of By-laws 9 and;' 10,  which he read. Then he exclaimed, "There you see gentlemen, I've never been given a  chance."  President Graham then said:  "I want to tell you, doctor, that  those sections you have been  reading are extracts word i'dr  word of the by. laws governing  Vancuver and Vernon hospitals."  Our by-laws are identical with  them, but for the one in regard  to contract labor. Dr. Tutill  knows perfectly well that- by  pay in g fifty cen t s a mon t h any  contract laborer can go to the  hospital free." ...  Dr. Tutill: He will have to be  approved,by the resident physician if he is sent by another  doctor:      ' v  President Graham; "Dr. Tutill  you know that that is usual in  any hospital."  Dr. Tutill then complained about the^te_^ected^saymg_that  the committee had~hever visited  ING /.  WALLFLOWERS  Are  Tasted; by' Members  of the  Stronger Sex at Middlesboro Club  .... Perhaps it was due to the_.spice  of the unusual, perhaps to the  mellow mood of the weather, or  it may be ascribed'to the desire  of the ladies to demons) rate that  they are quite as efficient in the  management of_a dance as their  "natural superiors"; whatever  the cause*; the, Twelfth Night  Leap Yeardance at the Middlesboro club last Friday ��� evening  was one of the most enjoyable  ever held in this vicinity; and  easily the most successful ever  held at the .club. -     ;  The first surprise-prepared for  the gentlemen was a ..reception  committee of ladies. The second ���  was the information- that no gen.  tleman might cross f e floor of  the hall, for any purpose, unless  .escorted by a lady, under a penalty, of ten, cents'. Any gentleman asking a;lady for a dance  was fined ten cents. We are not  aware that anyone was fined for  the first offence, though G. W.  Daniell was a victim of the second rule. ��� A third rule, that ro  gentleman might leave the club  Worn without pacing ten cents,  was a splendid means.for. filling  the ladies' exchequer, as a large  number paid the penalty. * ,=~""J  After the supper interval.Mrs?  McKenzie auctioned cflLwriatapf  pearedto be a beaurffully],iced  Xmas cake. Bob Wilkinson, of  this city.'wsis' the" mos't'eVithusi*5-  astic bidder, finally:securing the  attractive delicacy. for 5J.1.25.  This beautiful co'nfectiorr���was a  skilfully iced block of word. * ���  Dancing' conant-riccd' at- ,nii._e  o'clock and lasted until after two;'  .The_menJiad-rimple _opportunit j? -  jof experiencing the thrills of the  examined all sites and reported |ior a whlle> lhev were requested  to dance. _At least"; three_2raen��  the one selected as the best  F. S. Gay: "Did A. W. Strickland and Joe Graham visit your  site or not?"- :  Dr. Tutill: "No."  ; The president: -'Are you saying whatis the truth Er. Tutill?"  Dr. Tutill: Archie Jackson and  Mr. Strickland came up for a few  minutes,'but I did not know what  they were therefor. -   y       -.;  President Graham: We are not  going to stand for any .insinuations from you or anyone else.  You're here by coursesy only and  if you are going to make insinuations against the board you must  withdraw. There is no use an  honest man like you remaining  among a bunch of rogues.  Then followed a clamor for tne  medico to talk business. : David  Coupland put a ��� question, to the  doctor which for some time the  latter would-not answer at all.  Messrs Myers, Garrock and Coup-  land urged that business be proceeded withrand finally the iatter  two moved and seconded a resolution that the meeting approve  of the bylaw, which was done.  " >"}  \ vtT'l  ���;xr.d ' X"  i' ii -������''  GOING HOME  A. B. Fletcher, for a number  of years chief  clerk   to   M.   L;  Grimmett, a barrister and solicitor of this-city, will leave   for  Scotland on the twenty-second of  next month.   He expects to return to the  valley   about   next  October.   This news will be received with regret by his. numerous friends, but business compels his presence in Edinburgh.  He has just completed the final  revision of a lengthy story dealing with certain phases of life in  the old country, which is to be  published by the Blackwood company in the near future.    He is  now engaged in the outline of  another book,   which will deal  with life in this province.   For  a long time before coming to  British Columbia  Mr.  Fletcher  was a regular    contributor    to  Blackwood's magazine, which is  the ultima thule of literary aspirants in Scotland and England.  It is hoped that he   will   make  the" Nicola Valley his permanent  home when he returns next autumn, for, by his unfailing courtesy and readiness to inconvenience    to    do    a    favour    for  a   friend,    he    has    endeared  himself to a. very great tfamfoer  of the people of this comrqbtiity.  though,  became disgusted with  their.occupatiori"-as" wall "or^nani^-  ents and left early; and;unobtru-  sively.       ' . ,r ..,. :_-<  '  The eyening passed-very quickly,  the most appreciated aspect  of-the affair~ insofar as the bachr  elors were concerned, Jbeing tjhe  pleasure of beingiwaitecTupoh!at  the supper*interval by -members  of the" "weaker sex.   As^a floor  mistress- Miss Violet "McKenzie*  was a decided success, though. .  in the stre'puous task of "calu'ijg  off" in the quadrilles, she had fo X  summons "Blondy Hodgson"^to '  her aid,    Th'e%. following ladies, ?  who ��� constituted, the commit|ee *T  for the evening are to be congr|ft-  ulated   for  the   success apf tSte ;  dance:   Mesdames Graharp..^.^')   ":  and McKenzie and Misses^y.McT .?  KenzieTErHorrocks, M7McPher-  son and M. McCroi-ier        ,( ?  Among those ^ present*'u were \  Mesdames Graham (2), Gissing, 1  McCoran, Jones,. McP^il/;Myers,  MpKerizie' Hu3sont!"Mc^eatin^^^  Bullen, Kirby, Welfare and Kay-  Misses Doris and Bertha McGoran, Palmer, McKeatihg, Leonard,  McCrorie, Macpherson, McKague  Morrisson, McKenzie, .Stephenson, Marriott;1 Clark, McNeil,  Donegan, Horrocks and Jackson;  and Messrs Kirby, Donegan (2),  Conklin, Daniell, King, Sherwood, P. and J.. Smith, Wilkinson, Hyslop, Bullen, McKenzie,  Gissing, Crooker, McKeating,  Thomas,; E, and L. Pierce, Dr.  McPhail, D. Brown, Graham^  Veale, Quinville, Jones, %brris.  son, Spears (2), McMillan;'Harris-  son, Perdue, Leichman, Hodgson;  Aitken,. Gavlin, ( Baxter, Sharp,  Fraser, Kay, Bradley, Parkinson.  Strang; Mclnch, T. Smith, M<&  drum, Dr.'Gillis, and Frank (Coffee.     ,,.,        ,;.,,.. , _  S. AND,.D.,CLUBfr._u  Owing _ ;to the. thaw th;e,mem-  bers of the local Social and Dramatic club were this" week 'unable  to hold their sleigh ride ,tor���toal  Hill last Tuesday, Next week,  however, special preparations are  to be made for a dance and debate to be held in Menzies Hall  on Tuesday night. u> ~*&* f��._  ' ^jviivt^/L?  ���-��� -   . ^^aubT .  y  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, January 19. 1912  on ire a  A  Established 1817. Head Offic:    Montreal  Capital        -        -�����      - -        $14,877,570.00  =����S^v* andSUndivided Profits      $16,855,185,36  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  GENERAL .'BANKING- BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  ;    BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY  MERRITT NIGOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open on Tuesday and Fridays only.  ������:���:*������":���  iwy  Fancy Goods  ~noc i? -.-.������':.:tij  MISS Mae MARRIOTT  Specialist in Ladies' Accessories.  -���ZZ-'.'i-i.-v..    ,. . A Exclusive agent for D & A Corsets.  SDi'MArriM Townsite Offices.  'JvJil ���-> ;^"^^~    -  . ���*!)"''  h ���>:;���'* ������:������'������      ' ���  '      '  Voght Street.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a.year  in  advance  Six months $1.00  J. W. ELLIS  Manager  One dollar per Inch per month f��r regular advertising:. Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.'   $5.00.for 30 days. "K.   ; .���.������.."..  Classified advertising- 10 words for 26 cents  extra wordB 2 cents.   ...  Special-rates furnished for'.large contract ad  TcrtUinR. ���.' .^.V  Z' Address ..  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20    v. Merritt. BC;  Phone 25.    '..  The^ Place to Dine  VOGHT STREET  Z   ,(- :  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Wines and Liquors.  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  ��f the next best.  -In  ' Under new management, and many improved facilities.  ,  ".��,        -More accommodation and of the" best. ������;���.. -   >        " ,.;  ���Very department we aiin'to please^and we generally succeed:  COMMERCIAL TRADE A SPECIALTY. 7-     y y;:  .='���  Best of Wines.snd Liquors:Always in Stock.  PUBLIC ACCOUNTS  The   public; . accounts for the  last completed: fiscal-year, just  presented to the legislature show  in unchangeable terms the satisfactory condition of the country's  business    and    its    substantial  growth, during the twelve month  under review, an-increase in rev  enue over that of the lastpre  ceding year of $1,618,150.33 be  ing recorded, while the increase  in the aggregate of public.expen-  ditures, keeping pace systematically with the growth" and development of the province, amounted.to $1,811, 809.68, the grand  totals for ttife "contrasted periods  being:���  Net Revenue.   Net Expenditure.  1909-10 1909-10 v  $8,874,741.94       $6,382,993.27 ���  1910-11 1910-11   "  $10,492,892;27 7 $8,194,802.95 -  At the close of the fiscal year,  on the 31st March last, the balance sheet of the province showed ii.a total of ^provincial assets  over all obligations'���arid liabili ties  of/ $1,497,694.35, ;>with a cash  balance in bank arid'in the treas-  ury^Cinclusive of the' gold bar deport of "$511.18, with the Ganad-  ian.Barik of Goriinierce and various sums in cash i n the hands of  district .;agentSj .��� aggregating  $269v|3JJ8*7i) of no less th*an^$8,-  !744,197.63.      ���'.*.*.  be done to prevent this sort of  thing. Unscrupulous promoters  are usually well advised how to  keep themselves out of the  clutches of the law. The only  thing that seems possible is to  educate the investing public and  this, of course, a British Colum-  bia.newspaper cannot hope- to  reach many people in the United  Kingdom. The British press  could do much, but we have seen  in London n ewspapers of standing at least one advertisement of  a British Columbia floatation  that no responsible journal in  this province could be persuaded  to publish. We appreciate of  course the inability of the business department of a British  newspaper to pronounce intel-  ligently-upon the good faith of  advertisers presenting floatations of properties six thousand  miles-away.', The editorial, departments can, chowever, do  something to prevent poor people  from'parting with their money  for valueless stock by warning  their readers to investigate everything "before buying. This  ought tc be done not only;in the  interest of the public, but also  for the sake of maintaining the  good name of-this province.  ��� Of good.British! Columbia investments there are many, and  will be more, and there is not  the least necessity Hfor;f any "person to invest his money; in fraud-  lent propositions. If we could  reach the ear of British investors  generally we should say to them:  Do not buy into anything on the  strength, of an advertisement,  but consult some trustworthy  person who will advise'you as to  the responsibility of the promoters, and the i bona-fides of  what they propose."  GEOi McGRUTAER, Prop.  Merritt. .B^C"'  f^-y-  :;:MW<pEL?r  QUILCHENA AVENUE  '���' .'���;���';:'.,';.    .. : Neiwly established throughout.  ^'V"%fei_t{of -Furnishings. /-..-. - Spacious Rooms. ������..'_.���  f|?E^lerit accomaaodiation* - Well lighted throughout: y  r   777.'"'.- Chbice Liquors and Cigars.   . ,.:-;-.;..;:,  f^f1"^ Special attention : toj commercial trade.. ���..-:. .,, ., t  f^?f Rktes"$l;50per day;   Special Rates by the.month..;..,_.  ,'J<73/J  PROPRIETOR  FAKE BOOMSTERS   .   -  Recently the Victoria, Colonist  turned" its- editorial. searchlight  ;upon the matter of booms and  land schemes affecting this province which'-have been Introduced to the investing public of  the old country. We append an  excerpt from the editorial, which  iwill, we believe, meet' with' the  approval of our readers:���  : Fraudulent Flotations  ''A resident of "this "city who  has recently returneclfrom England speaks with a good deal of  indignation, of a number of  spurious land schemes that are  being? placed before th<=j British  public*;^Hevsays that he hrihself.  was asked by * the promoter of  one of them to write a report on  theiJland^rid;when he; said he  .could not, for he*Kad ntever seen,  it, the -firomotet ^said that made  no dtfferinceir call^the$; wanted  was a 'report, .bj^rsome British  Columbian; and they ^.would .be  glad to pay for it.: .The Victorian  Bent him about his business with-,  out anything resembling' even a  verba! expression of: opinion except as to himself. .-.::.<,77i  ,.'   We do not know justwhatcan  .WEATHER REPORT  Elsewhere in these columns  will be found the annual report  of H....H. Matthews, government  meteorologist; for this district.  He appends to his report the following remarks:���  .' 'Taken as a whole the temperatures of the year are decidedly  negative, only ; three months-  March,- ��� July: and December-  showing small ^positive departures; while the rainfall is considerably' less than usual, especially during the growing months  of May and June."  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong's Store  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  ! M~ L. GRIMMETT, LLl B.  I BarrUtisr aad Solicitor  "    ��� ���   NoUry Public  i ��� Solicitor for the; Bank of Montreal  METEOROLOGICAL ^  ���������'.    7y-:'4-     ,.-  Open Day and Night  Restaurant  .Quilchena Ave.......  -������t  DOMINION GOVERNMENT STATION, NICOLA^ B. G.  Observer;   H. H. Matthews  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  Situation in Regard to Peace River  Proposed Line  While the country awaits with  keen expectancy announcement  by Premier McBride  of his extended railway policy,  it is officially understood that no definite proposals have as yet been  made looking to the immediate  construction of the much desired  connection   between the Coast  cities and the Peace River district,   insofar as the Provincial  Government is  concerned.    Alternatively a line   promoted   by  Mr. Norton Griffiths  M. P.,   the  English capitalist another   behind which Sir William  McKenzie and Sir Donald D.Mann are  reported to stand, and the  British Columbia & Alaska Railway,  already chartered by special act  and which has completed its reconnaissance between Lytton and  Fort George   are currently reported to be already in the field;  while it is  the well understood  intention   of the  Grand Trunk  Pacific Company to provide    a  direct connection between Vancouver and its main line so - soon  as that line is completed, earlier  action J in   this   direction   being  proscribed by the terms : of the  company's federal charter.    It is  the fear that  waiting   will   involve the loss of the Peace  river  and even more, westerlvtrade to  the merchants of Winnipeg  and  Edmonton that is inducing Vancouver and other mainland cen.  ters so energetically to press for  a road which can be immediately  constructed.    While no definite  proposals are as yet before the  local government in this connection, the project is very much to  the fore in connection with the  Premier's development plans for  British   Columbia,   and   as   Sir  William McKenzie will be in Victoria for a conference with  the  First Minister some time within  the week,   it   is   quite   possible  that conditions may' be filtered  before the close of  the present  session.    Indefinite rumors of hi  imalgamation. .of   the    Nortoi  Griffiths and the McKenzie and  Mann interests are even now' in  the air.    As to the  British  Cul-  umbiaand Alaska Railway, promoted and incorporated by Jean  Wolkenstein of New Vbrk" and  his Wall Street "associates,   th<  provincial government will prob.  ably suggest when  their application for an extension of time  comes to be dealt -with,���that - a  simpler solution of the problem  might be found in permitting the  special charter to lapse, the company  thereupon   availing itself  of the facilities of the general  Railway; Act of British Columbia  which is being found to operate  most satisfactorily, being simple,  convenient and of marked public  advantage in virtually eliminating ithe too common practice of  chartermongering,-of which the  province has . had   considerable  experience in past years.  and buy an  Edison Phonograph  and you will never regret it.    Just the thing  for  the long  winter evenings.    Call and hear one at  SIMPSON & CRANNA  JEWELERS.  FOWLER & LARSON?  Contractors   and   Builders  jjmiLiimiw.�� fjp'm'iiw<w��ii' -wj;j- <i-  MERRITT, B. C  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED:?""*  :.as_." ���  ALL  WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.: :S_  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to   handle  any  kind  of  Building  Construction   Work  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  DEALERS IN  Lumber, Lath^ Shingles, Lime,  Cement and all kinds building  material.  stmm  February  March  Julj.."..  August  September  *N��v��mber  44.0  40.0  61.0  "71.0  80.0  i 840  92.0  "��5.0  iJ81.0  ''7iB.O  65.0  m&i&toef" 4&.0  ���"I  -37.0  -27.0  -4.0  140  29.0  - 33/0  42.0  40.0  25.0  19.0  -15.0  -4.0  T  ii  B|��.  10.9  19.0  34.8  40.1  49.6  57.6  63.2  60.2  51.7  43.1  26.6  2719  20.5  23.1  32.4  44.1  51.6  57.2  62.3  61.4  52.3  45.2  32.1  26.7  82  Is ���  le  5.  -9.6  -4.1  x2.4  -4.0  -2.0  -0.2  x0.9  -1.2  -0.6  -2.1  .5.6  xL2  3-8  c c  nil  nil.  .05  ".25;  .93  .46  .28  1.53  1.17  .33  ���1.38.  .72  J3   .  g.S.  ��� a-..'  oj .  15.50  ���" 3.75;  .50  1.00  ni|  nil  nil  nil  nil  .'.nil  11.0  6:0  ��� ���'��� '"���.'���. '��� ���'      yyt' ^' ; '���-.-' '��� ."���.  Average i'Annuial: Pr^cipiatiori,  when 1.0;inclh'' snow jequaJs 0.10  r^iin ior. 15. y^ahs. 4s4i.^2 inches.  i9il differedafrmavergte-0;25 in.  7>:&^y7u.z %y'*7 ������-*y?.v;y ������  ",t>.. .���?idfi.,.''i,.*���������>. *">yy* :,..'���  Average* anpuail rainfall 'fdr' 15  years is 8.63 inches. 1911 differed from   average   1.53 finches.  Average annual snowfal-for 15  years is 30.57 inches. 1911 differs from average x7.18- inches.  yXhr   ' >.,  -X7' '���';���:. :.   .-:,.;;.   .:; ���...'.    ���:-.'''*���'  Total Rainfall 7.10. inf  Total Snowfall 37:75  Total Precipitation 10.87  ^ ���;!..-��. ���';'���>*'��� ;. ."'  a.  . -.������������. ���-':.��� '"��� :���������' . ;.��� ���  '-   Finest Pool Room in the Interior.  THE PALACE  POOL ROOM  Andrews & smith, ProP��.  I : COMPLETE   STOCK OF  CIGARS ' TOBACCOS ' CIGARETTES  PIPES'  CANDIES  'CIDERS  AND SOFT DRINKS   _  ���  ���  Cor.: Voght St. & Granite Ave.,  7"'X '7. ''MERRITT ....-  Plumbing   nd  Steamfitting  FIRST    CLASS    TIN-1  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  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  JUST ARRIVED!  Nice Assortment of Tobaccos ard Cigars  RUNSW1CK  VOGHT ST.  OPPOSITE TH E M F R R ITT  SUNSHINE   .THEATER, IY1E.R.1VI A 1  CHAS. J. VANHEAR.-Proprietor.  ew Coldwater Hotel  THE FIN��8THfl8TELRY~IN THE-UPFER  [COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  UUI8INE AND AQUOMMDDATION;  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQ1IDRS  M. MgInTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, BC  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  .: NICOLA,: B.C.  The -.hoicest of Beef, utton, etc/always on hand  PreshFish^Eggs:and Vegetables.  TJ HESLOP. Prop,  First Class  Barber Shop  In Connection  Knights of Pythias  Nicola Vall,ey Lodge .No. 46, meets in  Reid's. Hall every: Wednesday night at  8 p. m. "All visiting "brethren are cordially inVited to atteud .;  kftifeht W.' Cranna, Knight R; Hebron  C�� C��' '���" K." R. 5��  UNDERTAKING  AND EMBALMING  Remains prepared and shipped to  all parts of the world:       ;;  Gaskets and Coffins of all sizes  "     on hand.  Address left with A.'P. Rankine.r  druggist, will receive prompt '*;;'  attention.  N. J. BARWICK  MERRIIT and KICOIA.  -Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Wyt*on Lcfirib  Vealand Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon,  ^Manufacturers of=  Strictly HigttfGrode Delicious  Fresh'  Fish  always on  hand.       Orders receive prompt  -   attention.    Cattle bought and sold ]>y the carload. ."-.-  "���       ' ������:���''���'-        "��� ���  \ ('  . . " ' '���'   ��  I. Eastwood  Manager _ ���   a   �����!  ���     ���   I  "I    ��    " I  rvr��" ~j*��5___��?* T**!^-"  -_*  -)^~���    _������ ���     ���_n        _���-_   r-r���    - �����    i-T    �� ���      ���     -  -    . - ���. -       ��_��� ���  c   , .  .���       _  j       a   -, -,_,   ���   .    -.       _  ���   ���   -.j-      .   __, -         _-_���   __,���   ���    -    -        __   _.     ������ ���      ���      ���--.���- T- -      -    - ���  ,- i    ���,    ������       *���_�����      -__���      ���*������ ., ��� ��� y_J * ��*f    * "TP*        *ir��Ami    -���*�������  ���    *��� ���-      ���     * ��� _���     "*���      ������ m^i- �����_��    ��� * *-   f -tjw     ������ ^i       -  '*"- ' *rV*t- f''" ��� ** Vi i���- -   '. J��W3->v -V-    S*-viV   -. 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"i. ��� n. ��� -   1 _________���-*��.^*-.--  ,-._.. _^->-**���_��,gfr.. .- 0________.|T.< "-r-'ie--.. *����    -.<".  ��/'*-.���*..-'       Bpt-rVr^'.'  ��,...'- r" '   '       ' irju^x������_..���"riiiiir-TiiHrpfiOwiiniri  '-Tiiiiir-'TiifirpnTiJraiiiiiriirf  Friday, January 19, 1912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY  NEWS  3  BUSY YEAR  Head/ Office,'_ >���   ���; j  TORONTO    -    CANADA  Iiicorporated 1855.  Capital        -        $3,943,530    $4,608,050  y;   Increase -       -        $664,520  Reserved Fund   $4,516,578    $5660,070  ly  Increase       -      -       $1,143,492 ".  Deposits    ��� .     $24,737,123'$41,126.664  ;   Increase       -    -       $16;389,541  Loans, and        $31,007,366 $45,609,222  Investment  y   Increase       -    -       $14,601,856  Total Assets    $37,231,968 $57,067,664  ���7'   Increase      .-    -   y$19,845,756  YOUR BANKING BUSINESS INVITED  SAVINGS DEUABTMENT   at  all   branches:  ;���'���;   Interest ia  added to. .balances half-  . ������   yearly. *  -    ..'-;���<������  ���.-.-     ���'...  ':.''.      ��� {  BUSINESS ACCOUNTS receive careful at-  " tention.1  The Bank has complete equipment  and facili ties' 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. H. B. ROGERS,    r-/ MANAGER  Continued from ��� page one.  couragement of.,railway, ^construction  for the opening up of various "sections  of the Province and the promotion of  the development of their latent; resources were: foreshadowed,'ancl congratulatory reference made to the progress  that has been achieved with the prelim-  | inary work of university establishment  the clearing of the site now proceeding  and a grant being necessary to provide  for the- formal opening of autumnal  term classes during 1912.  v  The outstanding features of the opening, afternoon were found in the absence  of the virile arid interesting representative of Nanaimo'city (Mr.; Hawthornth-  waite); who is now in England and will  probably not  return   for  a month at  earliest,  and  hi  the   presence  in   His  Honor's official staff;fo'r the occasion of  a naval wing drawn exclusively from  the new Canadian service���for the first  time in British Columbia's history.  . The'addresses of Mr. H. H.. Watson  upon moving, and Mr.. Alex.  Lucas, in  seconding, the formal resolution in   reply to His Honor's speech,  proved   remarkable for- their, rejection   of   any  convenient  opportunity'to   "talk: politics," and for their business-like   and  patriotic character from first to   last.  H. R: H. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc., D.L.S.. B.C.L.S '  Christie & Dawson  y        Civil Engineers  Dominion and' British Columbia  j     Land Surveyors.  J       KAMLOQPS, B. C.  Branch        -       Ashcroft, B. C.  parts of the empire   were   represented  iri the City of  London,   and   none   we  may be sure with greater tact and adequacy   than   British   Columbia.     The  coronation and the manner in which its  celebration was joined in by the representatives of the out-lying portions  of  empire impress me as directing  attention to the tendency, now more marked  than before, of the British   Dominions  toward the achievement of truly Imper.  ialistic ideals.   The appointment of H.  R.   H. the  Duke of Connaught  as  representative   of His   Majesty   in   this  Canadian commonwealth is also a  notable evct in the  same  connection���as  a long step toward the accomplishment  of sympathetic imperialism throughout  the   broader    Britain,   the   succession  of events now transpiringfall tending iri  the ultimate to imperial   federation,    a  condition ' absolutely  essential   to  the  future complete and crowding achievement in the evolution   of'the   British  empire.    For niyself I   cannot comprehend such a condition as   Great Britain  being at war with- any  foreign   power  and any parti'oru'ni tin the  empire regarding itself as disinterested anymore  than.such a.condition as lany   part of  the empire being at war with a foreign  foe and.; Great Britain   a "disinterested  party...  It is my own  opinion   that  all  parts of the great empirei should  contribute in fair proportions' toward national defense, and the   inevitably  necessary in this will come about naturally  and more rapidly when   imperial feder  do not yet produce in -British Colhmbia  even sufficient for our .own ��� consumption demands. This condition, it is an  axiomaticeconomicfact.it'should be our  determination to remedy at the earliest opportunity.  "In connection with the recent' visit of  the prime minister,   the' attorney general and the minister''of iands at Ottawa, congratulations are also in order,  to the people   of  this   province,   as   a  first result is already in evidenca in the  giving to us of what is practically  control of the .lands of the railway belt  Urider'provinc'ial administration, to secure  which  necessary  legislation''-will'  undoubtedly   be   introduced,    we  may-  look   for   such   official action   as  will  greatly stimulate  developiherit and the  influx of a large body of desirable  settlers, together with an immediate:and  satisfactory adjustment  of  all   water  right differences.  "It is perhaps superfluous for me to  say that I am in hearty accord' with  the enunciated principle of the government iri encouraging railway construction and the resultant growth of popul-  Indir".-^    "   " f��^dcomi. ation has become a  fact  accomplished  mendable aptitude, in .condensation'.and  than couId be otherwise possible  rejection of the unessential.    He   was      "Concerning the marked anagratify  Harness and  '   Harness, Robes?; Blankets, ;  Trunks, Valises, etc.-always  in stock.  ���   Poultry and Stock Foods.  -\  Best of satisfaction in all  departments.       Prices    are  risrht.  Icola  N. J. BARWICK  iMerritt  p.-    Drop   us  a   line if you are  contemplating building r  of his established popularity among his  fellow legislators, joined with Vancouver's 'second member in expressing his  deep sympathy with Mr.   Speaker Eb-  erts in his recent severe : ilfness,   and  expressed;in; felicitous terms his pleasure at seeing the veteran "parliament-  arianyvho presides over the  deliberations of the assembly   restored   to   his  usual good-health.    He, too,   extended  his: thanks' to. the/.premier    for   the  honor which had been   conferred-upon  him in  placing  the  seconding of.  the  reply in his   handsy an   honor   which  riiodestly.he took as;' a  compliment   tb  the riding it was his ��� good   fortune  tb  represent.    He congratulated the "second-member for Vancouver  also  upon  the able and comprehensive mariner  in  which.-he had  dealt, with  the   speech  from the throne  and   commented   ap-  PrPKiatel"^ upon ,its;:contents  seratim.  So-'completev and   sufficient   had   Mr,  "Watson's  contribution   to  the- debate  .been," indeed,^ that for his .own part he  'might almost be content  to  sit  down  wiPh W& ?>ncere  expression   that   he  seconded'sll^that had been  uttered" by  Mr. Watsori-ras well as the formal re-  aohitipn.'      .',;.,... .. ','  y "However, 'f Mr! 1 Lucas .continued,  ."I- may, be permitted to deal very  briefly and retrospectively with, a few  of the.outst&ndirig eyentsTo'f - tne year  ju3tTerided..aiid:ri6teiwha^appear.to:me  to .be.;the relations of those events particularly, to bur national' and our pro-  y}??}?1 P^Sress. Deservedly conspicuous among these'events must be noted the coronation of ;*His Majesty King  George, ;at which great   ceremonial  all  fully agree with all my colleague from  Vancouver city has said. There is,  however, one great industry which has  ont shown that degree of desirable  progress which       might have  been, hoped   for   and expected ��� this  comment applying hot only   to British  Columbia but equally in the sister province of Ontar'o and in   many  of "the  states of the Union to the  south, -Indeed the condition" of   the  agricultural  industry is found to be   such   that  not  long ago soma fifteen or sixteen of the  American states   met   to   discuss  the  situation in its realities arid attempt to  formulate some plan ^through   the  development of which  the   agricultural  industry might be made more  attractive and its development promoted,   instead of the   congestion  of the   cities  being further accentuated.    What present conditions in this industry are may  be judged from the fact  that  the  returns of the late cenbus show thah Ori-  tario,   while growing   arid  developing  rapidly in other directions,  is virtually  at a standstill in the 1 domain  of  agriculture, although this  is   described  as  the "backbone industry" of any stable  country.    The   difficulties   appear    to  consist largely in lack of scientific methods as applied to farming, the generally limited financial resources of those'  who till the soil, and the necessity for1  the introduction - of co-operative principles in profitable marketing.    Attention to these being given,:  agriculture  should make especially great strides iri  this province of British Columbia,   bur  soils and  market  conditions  being so  peculiarly favorable, despite which we  ation   and   productive'industries.      I  thoroughly believe  in  the  building of  railway systems to serve every important section within  the  province.    We  all   remember   well   when   legislation  was promised for the'promotion of construction   of   the   Canadian   Northern  Pacific, how we looked for it with ��� the  keenest interest.    That legislation was  accomplished, arid we have already seen  the earnest of the result.    It is visible  today in active constructive operations  virtually in all parts  of  the   province,  west to east, and perhaps nowhere more  conspicuously than in my own riding of  Yale/    We   cannot  but  contrast1'the  rapidity of progress that iVbeirfg'riiade  by' the  Canadian Northern ��� Pacific iri  this province with the manner in which  the building of the* "Grand* 'Trunk Pacific has gone  forward,   and  we  cannot  but riote the evidence' of-superidr-wis-  dorri displayed itf the 'contract '��� ;made by  this provincial government to-that demonstrated in the federal bargain under  which construction of the G. f. P. was  secured.    I hope" to  see" railway cori^  structiori: continue* wherever arteries of  communication are' Heeded<'fbr*ileV���Idp^  ment of the" latent'resbflfces,   even to  the   mostr remote] cbrifiries   of  British  Columbia, so that all the country may  speedily be brought into' touch'with the  commercial centres of thVPacific' coast.  ''Congratulation��� to*! the-niinister" of |  education is also,   I  feel/-decidedly iri  order, upon the energy displayed in so  advancing plans for the university est-  ablishmerit that "we can be promised an  opening of "its classes  in  1913.ij ThaVe  also-rioted with spebial appreciation the1  annPuricement. madeifayl theViiiiriister'  that a faculty of agriculture will-be in-j  eluded  in  this university scheme. Xt.l  fully believe   that the introduction' of  more scientific methods in f armingvviH  not only make theagnculturaliiridustry;  I believe  from   sush  information as I  have been able to gather' that adequate  and ample'provision  will  be  made for  the requir'eirierits' of this1 gfowihg" _>rov-  .nce; ������ The-^district  which  I :have 'the  hbnoii'r to represent is, I may say.'ad  vancing  with i as  great   rapidity   and  sureness as any in the province.   From  Aggassiz to Ashcroft, along the  main  line as laid out;- this development^may  be attributed no doubt in part to C. N  P. coristructiori but" in' the Nicola dis)  'triet,r the" preserit pfbgre^s'andproiBper-  ity is the natural outcome 6f  the devi-  ^lopnierit" bf 'the' ricH"c6"ar- irieasures-  Which' 'now'1'&re''taking  ari'^ifiportarit  place as contributors to the fuet-iie'ces'-  sities of-the country.-"-When' the  minister of works -and- the firiance^mihister  confer upon the estimates,   I  feel  assured thafth^districtf of Yale''will'^e-  ���celve'its f air share5of ���-'the'', expenditures I  requisite for the development'and continued D'rdsperity of all ���p'a'rts of British  Columbia.    I have great^pleasure.1 iMr.  Speaker, in seconding the motion.''  The"debate' at' this' juricture^was1 -adjourned by Mri'Brewster, wftowillcon-  tinu* when the house meets again at 2  o'clock on Monday.  Use Common^ Seese  In Home Building  by applying your own   knowledge   and   the wisdom you   have  gained through observation anc you ci n't go far wrong, Wood  has always been the favored mateiial used in these parts and  there is plenty of evidence in the old time frarii. houtes still  standing in this town to convince.any self thinking man that it  is  yet   the   safest   material for home building. ' It permits of  alterations and changes even after, a  houee   has  been   standing1 for years;  and by pairitirg, its entire apj earance- can   be  changed to conform with suiroundirgs.    The lumber we handle  these days is carefully manufactuicd iicm viipin timter, perfectly dried and of full thickness.    By   exercising  due care in  the selecting of grades we can save you money and insuie you  satisfaction.  "There's No Place Like Hoir.e"  VANCOUVER LUMBER CO'Y.  MERRITT, B. C.  . Court"of-Revision- and  Appeal.  rAssessment'Act; 1903.  NOTICE is hereby, givenvthat a  Court of Revision and Appeal - under  the '"Absfe'88meritv,Act- WOS** Tor^the  Nicola Asse'ssrrient^District-wiH-beHeld'  at the Court House Nicola on the  c3l8ttfay 6i JANUARY^ 3912  '-'at-10 aim.  'TDatedoat SKariSlObpsi'B. C.^the 13th  day of January, 1912.  F. TEMPLETCORNWAtL,  Judge of Court- of Revision  '   and'Appeal. t  '-'���! Kamloops;- Ni'cbla arid - Prihcetorit Assessment District. ���   ��� .  Real Estate and Insurance  Representing old board  companies such as:  "3ii", "tf>r.vu!h   Union", "anitoba" and others.  Ybtur Patronage is Solicited.  Office Goriklin Block,  50  ��� r  Voght Street, Merritt  ���ii,���iir -i" ���  SEE   THE  TAXtNOTICE  Nkdla Assessment District.  "ftOT'tCE'liS^feRfiBf GIVEN, 'in  accordarice- iwith-?;Statutes*; ���'���^tat' Prb'-  vincial revenue tax-and assessed taxes,.  infcpme rand ^school ^tax, -assessed- and1  levied"'uridef "the ''"A'ss'esBnieiu "Act"  -'arid-iSnidndhidhts^are"' 'due"' and -payable  on tH6 2nd day of January,' 1912.  All taxes" collectable?or the NTC01>A  ASSESSMENT   DISTRICT-'-are*"due  S^flT^^P^^^ gG^nte^Xe^cfiS^ c!  gagintr in it. but - it w   ��� nt  tho anmo    --*i.sii-'WA-��-*-i?-a. >^iu.i\;jri___. S��--r  gaging in it, but-it will; at the same This rioticerin terms',of law, TsI'equi-  *���e-&lve the profession of the agricul-! Val_eHt' td'a'personal d^riiarid-by'taftTujp-  ttirist a statusmalcinerit riiore attrnofiva1 on.*!**'persons liable^for taxes.       ���   s  ��� '  POR LIVERY, EXPRESSES DRAY WORK  WE CAN MOVE  YOUR   PIANO,   HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE OR  YOUR   HOUSE. CONTRACT WORK A SPECIALTY,  WOOD FOR SALE  GEO.   RICHES'    OLD    STAND    .-��� ..  : COUTLEE-AVENUE ���- -        -        REAR- DIAMOND-VALE-STORE���  iA. B." KENNEDY  AGENT FOR  ttirist a statusi "malcing it more attractive  and tempting to" engage in it a niuch  greater?portion of the"population.' '-XXX-  .. ."^itn respect to'the estimates which  will be offered to the house this" session1  1;*pated.at;Nicola,.B.-C., this -17th day  *6f January,* 1912.  ���    ��� WrN. ROLFE,  .-     .-���'���'   AsseBsAr arid Collector,  50-5 Nicola Assessment-District.  Pitifier Gasoline  l!'i Lighting System  Fixture showrooms:-corner  "  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  A.- W. McVittie  BOMfNION   &   PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR       -;-  Subdivision Work  a   Specialty  Offices with John Hutchison. Co.  MERRITTvB. C:  BUILDING CONTRACTORS  Bids  and  Estimates   Cheer-  v      \ fully Made.      "  Box 122  Merritt. B. G  Victoria Rooms  x*-rm  -....-t=  McDonald Block  ���   '��.:'    >  Quilchena Ave  l   Finest Furnished Modern-Rooms in the  y  .       , ;  City.  || i All outside rooms and well lighted by  [\   ,. y- 'electricity..     ,;      .  ' For rent by day week or month.;  mrs. j. a. Mcdonald  Proprietress.  CANADIAN  And in doing so wish to point out that if you deal with us for the year 1912 you  "a-iieip-torprospierity.  Western Lines  West of Revclsluke  ���" I  Train leaves 13.05 daily for  allpoints East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.15.     :;  Tickets on sale to(jall; points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation reserved  and cpmplete. passage booked to any part of Great Britain to Canada. If sending  for your friends purchase  Vour ticket here and avoid  > i v Ir ng; money.X  For rates and sailings apply ''  to * ' * * >������"  nc>ton!^be4iappy-bu{py  cold weather is here now and we have just  STOVES RANGES and HEATERS and we are *  Gall and inspect these1 before yoia  selling these  at very low prices.  buy elsewhere.  e  p. H. PUFPER  iJijV'oeivt.j .     -     :    Merrill, B. C.  ���.;.-    ;r:.;; r-Qr-.write to .. ;   -i  '        H. W._BRQDIE  General' Passenger Agent   .  ��� ��� -   Vancouver, B.C.  '.y''���''}��     ���������'������'���" ��� ":'������   |J''->   y> Js:tV"'  ���*-*���  just received a big shipment  of Underwear, two piece and combinations,  all sizes, and we can safely say that we can please you m this line.    Also childrens  underwear.  ,.it i  MEN'S WOOL SOX. 2Sg. SSci and 50c, the best to be had.  ^    -  -**#:-#**-*.   i!i:n,   �� m  ���IMttMBK  .��"   'it:i x   .-j-.::   .%u     r.,;."iit ' ..  "������ '��� a. >���; ���.������������,��'-.!*  ���jMJffS^Bif*��*BSi^ �� "**8%j*jfffi^p|g> @ 6MSSfflteM$gg$l$fr  ���'."     i..i 1 ...i  .-���-  ���t   ���'-  .������ --*_*��     -U   r*1 r-�����s.     -.*_�����   -i-��  -_r- *��-r->i-   -r - ��jj��,i�� ._���  ��� -r"* -* - JF��-^��- -V- ----_- -     ���_���_���.-   -J     r��� r.��      *     -*���    ^   *_-   -    ���.��?."��� ^r !���: �� * ���?!��� - -������   ���- -*-        -  m*t>��i   =*��   ^--iT-a���     ��� t���- .  *''*"Prf'1,f*g!**JjJ**>'   >��in-iw^.nr..c4��^ ..^.^J"^..    ...v^.'Hr'l.^tn.HM jt-.jp   A-.-^^^     St-'.-grf*.-- .-.r ^jr fa J-.abb ,raJ^s.-- flm����-..J��ir.i.^ ��. nuc-   ���������M-.trtteJ !������ ������'^���j. ��� yj   a*'-V-,  -      I-        ~-���        .   \r��'rfWAx-A    Trm--_5-   ���   SIM �� J    'W       ���       *��-T^#��   -_ri���ill.     -  gftfc 1*"iJ ���!������������ J.. ��� .'T,'|  ^"iBl-J-^ft ���Iii.--U* ���V.Ti: 'JT*V��Vi7Sb ���" .*.. ��� ^T dT.*i.i_f',���i, W _"�����VrTi jS .".'iJwj  ���wis - " - - "���-��� -*��  f- t*i i"1___i ni i ��r rffri i -t ~^���' ��� ��� -"��� ��� ' irniir- -���*���������-   - ��� ��� - ���*-���*���    *    "    ���    '��� ������^-fj-jj *"*iJ^f ���  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, January 19, l����]j2  We have just  received   a new  shipment  ofj pipes  consisting of the well known  B BB and Peterson.  Also a nice selection of cheaper lines from which to  choose.  A. F. RANKINE  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  Mrs.   Robert   McDonald    has  been ill for the Past few days.  John Angus McDonald arrived  in town from Lytton during the  latter part of the week. He reports business good along the  mainline.  George Riches went down to  Spences Bridge on business during the early part of the week.  '. o-���;   Alderman-elect Jackson has  been away at the coast for the  week". ���.     ...  after spending the holidays with  his parents.  Miss Janie Webster of Nicola  was united in marriage to Charles Andrews on January 3rd by  the Rev. C. F. Connor of Merritt. They intend making their  home in Vancouver.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  A. W. Strickland left for Vancouver and Victoria on business  last Sunday.  A. N  Nicola on  week.  B.  Rogers  business  went up to  during   the  Lee Dean arrived in town during the week from Nicola.   ���O- :   R. MacKenzie, who has been in  town for the past three months,  left on Wednesday for Lytton,  where he expects to spend a few  days before returning to the  coast.  Jerry Millen and Pat Rogers  are getting out timbers for the  Pacific Coast Collieries.  The invitations have been is  sued for. the marriage of,r Miss  Mary McCrorie and DavidBrown  both of Middlesboro. The wed-i  ding will be held at the residence  of Mr. and Mrs. C. Graham February 2nd. '-'- ���.  ���; O ������  H. Colin Clarke, well known  here, where he practised as a  solicitor for eight months; left  Saturday for England, where he  will remain two months. Recently he passed his bar examinations;  and is now entitled to practise as'  a barrister in this province.  - Misses; F. Morrisson, and Li  McKague, of Vancouver, were  guests of Mrs* Albert Jones this  week. -They went up to Nicola  about the middle of. the week to  pay a brief visit to Mr. and Mrs,  A. E. Howse at "Pinehurst".  J. Dayton Williams of Kelowna  arrived in^the city on business on  Thursday evening.  Mrs. Andrew Bryden left for  Vancouver Island on Tuesday's  train. She will spend some time  in Ladysmith with relations.  Rev.  Lower  train.  Petrie   went   down    to  Nicola   on    Thursday's  Magistrate Morgan returned  from a business trip to Victoria  on Wednesday evening.  J. W. Whiteley, organizer of  the Orangemen, spent a few;  days in the city during the week  returning to Vancouver On Wednesday aftercoon. .-  .   JI���: o���   H. Spears, chief fuel agent for  the C. P.'Ri; was in fthe city  Saturday and Sunday. He left  in the afternoon of the latter day  going to Kamloops, thence to  Vancouver.  Little George Lepitre has had  a busy- week"s hauling.' 'Toodles''  Falconer another friend "Miss"  Kay in .a sleigh.  Major' C. Flick left today for  Salmon Arm, where "B" Squadron of the B. C. Horse is to be  organized..;  Bob Pollard came clown  Nicola on business today.  from  Fowler and Larson are rapidly  completing the new home which  they are erecting for Andrew  Dickie near the new school house.  ^  *\  Hire Your  Rigs From  and Feed  Voght Street, Merritt, B.C.  N. Peterson  Proprietor.  P. O. Box 127.  J  Merritt  Rink  Now Open  Splendid Ice  Well lighted  during the  evening.  Good Comfortable waiting Rooms.  Season Tickets:  Adults $3.50  c_ :i rr;-,i i__*ojaa____:   r Sillily��� jriCn-ciS��� ,4iuw-���-  T. Heslop of Nicola, left today  for Victoria, where he will spend  a week.    He expects to return  tomorrow week.    .  . ���" '''"   ���   a -  King Dodd spent four or five  days.-oyer the week end in Victoria. Hie..: spent .'some time renewing acquaintanceship with a  number of members of Parliament. ;. ������;������'  Robert Pollard returned from  the coast last Saturday. Needless to say Bob is glad to get  back to Nicola climate.  Frank Ward of the Douglas  Lake Cattle Co. brought fourteen hundred head of cattle to  Nicola the beginning of the  week. They are to be wintered  for the rest of the season at the  Nicola Stock Farm.  The many friends of George  Bent are glad to see him around  again after his recent illness.  Mr. Henry Riley left on Monday's train for his home in Tacoma after a delightful visit of  two monthg with his brother Mr.  Wm. Riley.  Miss Lester of New Westminster is the guest of Mr. and Mrs.  George Murray.  Wm. Heslop arrived in Nicola  last Saturday on an extended  visit to his brother T. Heslop of  the Metropolitan Meat Market.  Provincial Constable.. O'Hara  of Spence's Bridge spent Thursday night in the city.  NICOLA NOTES  -Wm. Pooley of England brother of the late Jas. Pooley is visiting his sister Mrs. Batten.  .School' opened .last Thursday  after the holidays in- charge of  Mr. Anderson of New Westminster.       ' -  Mrs. Frank- Hoy and Mrs. Rogers of Merritt were the guests  Mrs. A. E. Howse" of "Pinehurst" for a few days last week.  Mrs. J. F. Murray of Hat  Creek is visiting relatives in the  valley.  Eric Munro of H. M. S. Rainbow left last week for Esquimalt  A.F.&A. M  - Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  .Reid's Hall  th e second  Tuesdayof each  month at 8 p.  . m. Sojourning brothers cordially invited.  S. J. Solomon^.   - Frb6 S. Gay  W. "M35 Secretary.  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets and Coffins' always.on hand at  .-,   reasonable prices.   .  B^RR! ESXjJlrariit _��ye._Merritt  Between Mathodist Church and C. P.R  track.  ---��.*���-���-   '    -���������'       ���������     -.;.-,-. -ir   '-.-.-.. -.       .    ���      .���_.   ....-tt.    :      .- 7-... . .  M .^ _;   ''>.iJ- . ���"**   ,,    _       \  ^rr-.'r-i.-rt-..^.- j{.ji'.-4-.v.i;..���..���:���?,��� ..i.y-1-..:,--.. Z-y^^-.yAy7i'\\ V .'tp'Zji-iyr'-'^rf*'   ~Xii~y   'i      '.''  ^���-------":.^-.--v'-'f~7j|te��^ '  at|^^��BBiii^ ���''--'O';'���'- ;.'* 7:  7 "' 7,yi 4  ����� 'I   yi**ft  &yy ^t'>i___l  FRY-KERSHNER  Last Saturday evening at the  residence of Mr. and Mrs. Alf.  Collett Reverend J. A. Petrie un-:  ited in marriage Emmelene Helen Fry and Paul Kershner, both  of this city. They will make  their home in town.   ;  WRESTLING MATCH  During the week David Brown  accepted the challenge of Raymond Leighton, of Sayona, to  wrestle for one hundred dollars a  side, and the entire gate receipts.  Brown is the ex-middleweight  champion of the province and  should be a hot favorite in the  betting. ' Leighton, too has an  excellent record, but the sentiment appears to favour the local  boy. During the week the reply  to Leighton's challenge was sent  with the demand' that fifty 'dollars be posted with the manager  of the Bank of Toronto to bind  the match. ��� If the fifty dollars  is posted soon enough itis probable that the match will be pulled  off about the end of'the month.  The' terms of the bout; one hundred dollars side bet, and winner  take all gate receipts should ensure a keen contest. c Charles  Graham . is' acting' as Brown's  manager, with A. W. Goodman  in like capacity for Leighton.  CURLERS GET BUSY  Following the thaw of the  week-end the skips of the local  curling club selected their rinks  and commenced an" elimination  tournament for the president's  and vice - president's rinks.  "Bring'er along!" Come down  on 'er!" i..Hoot mon!" and  "Have one on me!"���these are  some of the cries" which shake  the shelter shed to its foundations.  Interest is increasing steadily.  The most exciting game pf the  week was' that between Rev. J.  A." Peoria's and G. F. Ransom's  rinks, ending in victory for the  latter by 13^87  Following  chosen:-     .  ;  Competition  ���President Vice-president  13 M Grimmett. A Rogers.  17 G. Ransom Rev. Petrie  15 Strickland     McDonald.  are     the      rinks  Jan.  Jani  Jan.  Jan. 16 F. Barnes   B. Bewley.  The contest for the Strickland  Cup will.' take place when the  president and vice-president  tournament is finisned.  Skip, Bewley, 3rd Phillips, 2nd Rankin, 1st Maughan.  Skip, Strickland, 3rd Mearon, 2nd  jCoft'ee, 3rd Armstrong.  Skip, Grimmett, 3rd Schmock, 2nd  Reid, 1st" Ellis.  Skip, Petrie, 3rd Gemmill, 2nd  Smythe, 1st Edwards. -   .      .  Skip, Rogers, 3rd Boyd, 2nd Campbell, 1st Wilson.  Skip, Ransom,"3rd Piper, 2nd J.Gha-  ham 1st Radcliffe.  Skip, McDonald, 3rd Hyslop, 2nd  Costigan, 1st Conklin,  Skip, Barnes, 3rd, Slough,-2nd J. E.  Walke>, Tst c: Graham.,      '���"���'  Spares, Eastwood, Elliott, Mclntyre  and Hoggan.  TWO SHOWS DAILY : 7.30 to 9, 9 to 10.30.    Good Music under directum of  ..   ^a. v Professor        y ..    .  NEW PROGRAM MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY.   ?  4 000 feet of film each Show.    Prices: Adults, 25c,; Children, 40c.  Corporation of the City of Merritt  WANTED  A suitable site for Municipal buildings  and Fire Hall, state locatiou and price  for cash; offers to be in the.hands of  the City Clerk not later than 6 p. m.  on Tuesday, January 23rd, 1912.  HARRY PRIEST,  City Clerk.  To do accurate work you need  accurate tools.  A rip saw won't cut a fine mitred joint,  A pocket knife won't do the work of a chisel,  A good tool will last a life time.  Where a cheap one goes fo the d���  We have the most complete and up-to-date assortment  of Mechanics tooBs in this city end of the best makes in  America including Starrett's tools, Yankee Spiral and  Ratchet Screw Drivers, Diston Shurley and Cutrich  Saws, Irwin Bits. Lill's Chissels, While Bros. Adzes,  Madole Hammers, Stanley Plains and tools.  We invite every mechanic to inspect our stock in this  departmeut, We are now prepared to supply the increasing demands for builders hardware and all contemplating building can save money by doing business  with us.  Granite and Tineware Depf.  is now in up-to-date form. We have just received a  complete shipment of this ware direct from Ihe factory  and are quoting  prices for next week only, equal to  eastern ciMes.  Tinware  Daisy Tea Kettles  2  qt,   sizes.    Rcerular  price  35c.    Sale price 25o.  Pie PJates two s'z. s  Regular pnYf 10c ouch. Sale  price 2 for   5c.  Je|ly Cake Tins  Loose   bottom.    R<_r.   price  10c.    Sale price 2 for 15c.  Dish Pans  No.   14,   regular  price  40c.  Sale price 30c.  No.   21,   regular1 price 50c.  Sale price 35c. :*  Bread Pans, 2 sizes  Reg price 15c.     Sale price  2 for 25c.  Pot Covers, all sizes  Regular   paice    10c,      Sale  price 5c,  Rolling Pins enameled handles.  Reg. price 25. Sale price-20.  French Coffee Mills  RegJl price $1.50.   Sale price  .     $1.00.  Granitware  Potato Pots  Reg. price $1.25.    Sale price  $1.00.  Pudding Dishes  Oblong and round. Regular  price 40c. Sale price 25c.  Kneading Pans   .  Large"   size.    Regular price  -   $1.75. Sale price $1.35.  Bread Boxes  Japan, white. Four sizes.  Reg. price 1.35, 1.50, 1.75,  2.00. Sale price 1.00,-1.25,  1.50 and 1.65.  Sad Irons  Mrs. Potts, fully nickled. Set of  3. Reg. price 1.75. Sale  price 1.50.  Spring Clothes Pegs  Reg. price 3 doz. 25c.  Dippers, very best  Reg. price 40c. - Sale price-  30c.       . -  Japaned  Heavy Oval Trays  Reg. price 1.50. Sale price  1.00.  House Furnisliings Dept.  Beds and  Bedding,  Blinds, Curtains,   Morris   Ghairsy  Rockers, Dining and Parlor Tables, Dressers, Toilet  Sets. Lounges, Bed^Lounges.^Stoyes and^Heatersiijofl  every description and prices.   Come and be convinced  that we have Ihe right goods at the right prices,  in line and do your monthly business at Ihe  Pall  GOMPANY  DEPARTMENT STORE  Howse Block  Quilchena Avenue  1  L'LML-  J  Colored Lady would like washing  and honing; also iay work  and cooking. ���Address Box H,  News office. 48-51  Water Notice  .Notice,is.hereby.given that an application will be made under Part V, of  the "Water Act, 1906," to obtain a  license in the Nicola Division of Yale  district.  (a) The name, address,   and occupation of the applicant George Howarth,  erritt P. O.    Rancher.  (b) The name of the  lake, stream,  or source, (if unnamed, the description  s) no name.    A  creek  on   the   south-  ��� aBt side of Iron mountain*.  (c) Th'e point of diversion is about  800 yards above the house of W.  Howarth.  (d) The quantity of water applied  for (in cubic feet per second) Two  ub ic feet'  (c) The character of the proposed  works.    Ditch and flume.  (f) The premises sn which the  water is to be used, describe same.  About 40 acres on pre-emption 490 and  20 acres on 492.  (g) The purposes for which the  water is to be used.   Irrigation. J  . (h) If for. irrigation, describe the  land intended to be irrigated, giving  acreage. 40 acres on pre- emption 490,  20 acres on 492.  .:������.;. ;;  j. Area of Crown land intended to  be occupied by ��� the proposed works.'  Ditch of 600 yards. "'7  k. This notice was posted on the  21st day of December, 1911. and ap-;  plication will be mi.de 10 the Commissioner on ihe 21st day of Jajiuarvi  1U12. -    '������-.     ���:   - '-��������� ���������������'-"�����-���;.  J. Give the narrep and addres^^of  any riparian propiietorw or licenses)  wh'> or whose h.nds nre likely to be  affected by the piopo.eri woiks, eithtr  above or below the outlet.    None.  GEORGE HOWARTH,  ���-,;,-<-..   Elehitt.'B-'  Ol


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