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Limited  ��� ;- - .��.    \    . < ;  y-   \ ������ ,;''  -'        : ���  ;������-��� '.������   ;..  Specialists in  Men's Clothing. Furnishings, Boots and Shoes.  I  Outline of Proposed Sidewalk Construction in City  During the week Mayor Reid,  Aid. Irvine, chairman of the  Board of Works, and Aid. Jackson, chairman of the Finance  Committee of the City Council,  made a tour of the city with a  view to ascertaining the streets  upon which sidewalks were most  urgently required. As a result  of this tour the mayor presented  to the city council on Tueday evening, at a special meeting of that  body, a report on the entire sidewalk question.  Under this scheme it is proposed to construct sidewalks upon  the following streets;��� On Nicola  avenue, south side, from Nicola  river to A. Jackson's corner:  north side from corner of Voght  street right through to John  Holdsworth's residence.  On Granite Avenue, commencing at Spring street running on  the south side to the corner of  Garcia street; thence on the north  I side from the coiner of Garcia  street to Masuret's residence,  On  Quilchena   Avenue,   from  Lot 5, Map 703,  running on the  north side east to Spring street,  upon which the brewery stands.  Then   commencing  at   Lot   20,  Block 28, running on the north  side of the street east to connect  with the sidewalk in front of the  Southern B, C Lands and Mines  Ltd. office.    Then Jfrom Victoria  Rooms east to connect with the  City Hotel.    Then, on the south  side,   from the end of present  walk at the corner of Charters  Street through to Gilmour Street.  ��� On   Coldwater  Avenue   from  Voght street east, on north side,  past Aif Collett's house'- through  to Eestwood street.  On Priest Avenue, from Voght Ien Tn���  street to hospital, on north side.; .yOI���"-   w,���  On Voght street,   west side.'Youn*  W1��  from Priest Avenue to Railway  crossing.     On   east   side   from  railway crossing to corner of  Quilchena Avenue. On east side  from present post office to Nicola  River bridge.  On  Garcia street,   west side,  from  C. P. R.   tracks north  to Strike on Mainline Will Delay   Op-  Nicola Avenue, thence on the  east side from Nicola Avenue  north to First Avenue.  On Blair street, west side,  from Coldwater avenue to Quilchena Avenue.  As to the width of these proposed sidewalks the council intend insofar as it is possible, to  construct six-foot walks  in the  centre of the city,  and in the  less thickly travelled, sections to  utilise four-foot walks.   Tenders  will shortly be call for the supply of materials   required   for  this work; but as  to ^whether or  not the   construction   of   these  walks will be done by contract  or day labor nothing is definitely  certain.   If it is possible to secure the sefvices of men capable  of acting as foremen_in a manner that will be satisfactory to  the council the work will be done  by   day   labour;  otherwise   the  work will be let out to contractors.  erations Till Fall  GIFT TO LADIES'  AUXILIARY  Dr. Young Implements His Promise  Made Two Weeks Ago  On Tuesday evening Mrs. A.  F. Rankine, secretary of the  Ladies' Auxiliary of the Nicola  Valley General-Hospital.-received  from Hon. Dr. Young, minister  of education: and provincial secretary, a cheque for one thousand dollars, this to be used by  the members of the auxiliary for  the benefit of the hospital in  whatever way tjie^larjies-deem  most advisable^ ^ ~<"  Though not entirely unexpected the news of the action of Dr.  be   received   with  I pleasant surprise,   inasmuch aslThureday's"train  although he promised the gift  when here some time ago it was  not thought that in the ordinary  routine of business he would remit the money for some time yet.  Charles Daley one of the contractors on the Canadian Northern, whose construction work  embraces the route from Walhachin to a few miles east of Sav  ona, was in the city for a few  days this week and stated to the  News that it is very probable that  active construction work will not  be fully resumed until October 1st  perhaps even later.  "The   contractors,"   he   said,  "are at least six months ahead  with their work.    I know that in  my case I can afford to wait until  the fall,  or the winter for that  matter, before putting the same  number back at work because all  my rock work is complete.     The  only crew I have at work at present is on the steam shovel which  I  am   keeping, plugging along.  The crew is composed of an  Indian and seven Italians."   Speaking of the strike leaders Mr. Daly  characterised them as just abunch  of agitators.    Most of the really  good   construction men left the  country as soon   as' the   strike  crmmenced  and   made   for the  coast or Calgary where the irrigation ditch work is being resumed.    As to the boast of the I. W.  W, that they would tie Calgary  up too the contractor said that it  would be a good thing for the  contractors along the Canadian  Northern, if they did so, because  at the first hint of a strike down  there the good men would hike  back" to the railway work again.  j Speaking of the police protection along the line Mr. Daly said  "Chief Fernie has handled the  the situation in a masterly manner.... Both he and the superintendent, Mr. .Campbell, are excellent men in whom the public  may place absolute confidence."  &Mr.   Daly left for Savona on  ently evidenced their approval  of his work by according him a  large patronage.  The "Follies of London" theatrical company is one which became    famous    throughout   the  world for the high standard of  the production and the  marked  ability of the players who took  part.  Among the most prominent  was Miss Lucy Webling who will  1 give a performance  here at the  Central   theatre  on   Wednesday  evening'.next.     She has an inexhaustible fund of genuine and appealing humor and has the happy  faculty of being able to move an  audience either to  (ears  or  convulsions of laughter.    In   presenting her to the.local.-public the  management of the theatre, Messrs Cleasby .'and Eastwood,  are I  giving the local public a splendid  opportunity of seeing the performance   of   an   actress of world  fame.    Already there are a large  number   of   out-of-town   people  who have signified their intention  of attending the performance of  M.ss Lucy WebJing and Mr. Mc-  Kaye. which is noted for its clean-  imess and worthiness of patronage.  a t'e'l S . 3 g"S ___  u. fcvi  raft!  ffe  $1500 to be Offered in   Prizes  Various Events  in  The Diamond Vale company offers you  the opportunity to purchase a hnm^fe  on the Diamond Vale field, south of the  railway track on easy terms.  Inside Lots 50x120  MRS. HYNDMAN  Having resigned her position  with the G. B. Armstrong stores  where she has been employed as  dressmaker for some months  past Mrs. Hyndman has decided  to enter into business for herself. She has opened offices at  her residence on Quilchena ave.,  near Spring street.  Mrs. Hyndman is well known  here as extremely efficient in her  A FOWL QUESTION  Poultry breeding is   a   hobby  which many in the valley have  cultivated to a large extent this  spring and not a little argument  has been developed as a result of  some   confining   themselves    to  thoroughbreds while others plodded along with  the common or  barnyard, variety.      Perhaps   a  fillip will be added to this interest when the following records  for breeders of mixed pens are  read.    Judging from   these   records the breeders :of thoroughbreds are wasting their, time in  specializing.  Fred Hudson. with  about one  ALL OFFICERS ARE  RE-ELECTED  Annual Meeting of Board of Trade  Was Well Attended  The annual meeting of the  board .of trade was held in the  board rooms last evening. There  was a large attendance of members and the general tone argued  well for an active year.  The officers were re-elected and  the executive committee reduced  to four.  ' As was the ease last year G. B  Armstrong was re-elected to the  Residency.-_G. P. Ransom.was  re-elected secretary, and the following men to their respective  offices.  Vice-President: A. N. B.  Roe  ers.  Treasurer: F. A. Reid.  Executive committee: M. L.  Grimmett, C. S. Williams, A. W.  Strickland and J. B. Radcliffe.  In view of the "fact that the  pamphlet has made inroads on  the treasury it was decided to  raise the annual fee to ten dollars.  k  business, having had experience u*JzJ^ -  msome   of  the best establish- n"ndred hensreceives an average  ments in  some of the   largest !Jf seventy Per cent of eggs every  cities in Canada and the  United      y'  States,    While   in   her  former  position in the city her work was  its own advertisement and-already a large patronage has been  accorded her in  the brief time  she has been in business for herself.  BUFFALO BILL AT SUNSHINE  On Saturday and Sunday evenings  ftie management of the Sunshine  Theatre will'exhibit the largest single  film ever shown here. It gives a  complete resume of the"~exhibition of  Col. W. rF.* Cody, widely knowd as  Buffalo Bill.' The . management have  gone to great expense in order to obtain these films. Col. Cody is one of  the greatest scouts  and  riflemen  who  ever lived. He was ordered when in  Engladd to give a performance before  the late King Edward. His exhibition  travelled   through  Europe   and   Asia.  Lou-Austin-at~his~ranch~~near  The films which wiH be'shown   are re  Lower Nicola gets an average of ���arkab'y clear and give an excellent  sixty three and   one   third por  .....A  Corner  u  50x120  A. P. Robinson, representing  the Semmen & Evil Casket Company of Winnepeg was in the city  during the week.  If you pay cash we will reduce these  prices 10 percent.  TITLE GUARANTEED  See  at the Diamond Vale Supply Co.  BASEBALL   PROSPECTS  There was quite a large turnout of baseball enthusiasts last  Sjnday afternoon, for the first  general practise of the season,  but, the rain precluded any work  being done.    Among those  who  have signified their intention of  trying for a position in the local  team are W. Johnson. E. Jones,  E.  Smythe, B. Reid, W. Middle-  ton, H.  Darknell, E. King and  W. Hyndman.    A team will be  organized at Canford in a short  time and the mill town aggregation claim  that their southpaw  slab artist is a wonder.    But Earl  King and Homer Darknell have  both a variety of curves mixed  cent from his poultry.  F. A. Reid with fourteen hens,  receives ten eggs per average  day.  ��� Can the breeders of high priced  poultry equal this percentage?  The news would like to hear all  poultry fanciers who have kept  records of the eggs received every day so that all breeders may  make comparisons. There will  certainly be a great deal of competition in poultry classes at the  annual exhibition of the Agricultural Association this year, and  a stimulation of interest in this  industry will ensure larger prize  money appropriations being made  by the directors.  impression of the performances. These  include exhibitions of horsemanship,  troop drills, marksmanship and many  other features. When shown in Yan-  couver these films attracted enormous  crowds, but the set to be shown here  are even better and were brought direct from New York. The people who  have attended the theatre during the  week have expressed great pleasure  with the performances and the success  of the venture of securing these films  at great cost is assured.  At a mas&meeting of Merritt  and Middlesboro citizens'ln'Central Hall last Tiiesduv   evening  at which A.   W.  Strickland occul  Pied the chair,  and G. M.  Gemmill acted as secretary, it was decided to inaugurate a campaign  to ensure the complete success of  the   proposed   celebration to be  held here  on   Empire day,  May  24th.  The committceappointedatthe  meeting on Friday evening-has  been busy securing subscriptions  from merchants and other residents,  with the ^result Unpractically one thousand dollars is already secured.    Between Friday  and Tuesday they had obained  six;   hundred    dollars,    and   on  Monday evening ihe city council  made a grant   of   one   hundred  dollars.     The Middlesboro committee has secured two hundred  dollars,-   making a total already  available of nine hundred dollars  with an additional hundred prom-'  ised.  There was considerable discussion at the meeting as to how the  prize money would be proportioned, but this was settled by the1  decision to have each committee  work in conjunction with the finance committee.  In the morning the team games  will be plaved, and in the afternoon the racing and other events  will take place. In the evening  an elaborate dance will be held in  Central Hall.  _ Following are the committees  in charge of the various functions  of the celebration:���  Finance  Committee:���Aid. A.  Jackson..F. Slough,.M. Mclntyre/"  F. Bond, E. Gissing and G.  W.'  Daniell.  ' Grounds   Committee:���G.   W.  Daniell, Bond, Cooper, McKenzie  for Middlesboro; I. Eastwood." J. -  E. Walker, J. W. Ellis, for Merritt.  Sports Committee:���Dr. Gillis-  W. Bradley, W. Cowen, G. Gem- '  mill.  Football Committee:���R. Wilkinson, Dickie, W, Sharp, Baxter.  I   ; Horse Racing:-Dr. Curtin, D.  Cameron, Moyce and Rogers.  Baseball:���W.Johnson, G. Gissing, F. Slough and E. King.  Dan ce Com mi ttee:-G. W.. Daniell, W.  Clapperton, N. J. Barwick, W. Ross, Dr. Williams and '-.  E. R. Thomas.  The baseball, and football committees are already actively, en-  gaged in their preparations and ��� .-  the followers of these two sports  may anticipate an enjoyable  morning. The baseball commit-  _le_e__are_already__making arrangements for having a team visit"-  here from Ashcroft or Kamloops.   :  Nicola Notes  Mrs. William Pcoley came down  from Nicola on Thursday to visit  Mr. and Mrs. Tutill.  G. Seymour arrived in the city  from Vancouver last evening and  went out to join C. L. Betterton  this morning.  McRAYE AT CENTRAL HALL  Walter McRaye, who is accompanying Miss Lucy Webling on  her visit here next Wednesday,  is  well  known   throughout   the  .���;..  0���,  , . .,,      .-- ," - Dominion for his ability as a pub-  wuh speed hidden.in their arms|lie   entertainer.     Press  reports  and  the  local   aggregation   are.) have invariably referred to him  c-nfident of winning out in a valley championship.  as  ist"  'Canada's Greatest Monoiog-  and the public have consist-  PERMANENT OFFICER HERE  That Sergt. Major Sparks (W.  O.), of the permanent forces  of  the Dominion,, has been detailed  to act as instructor for the 30th  and 31st Regiments, British Columbia Horse, was the announcement   made  by Lieutenant-Colonel Flick, 31st Regt., during the  week.    Sergt. Sparks is expected here next week and will spend  six weeks instructing "D" Squadron,    proceeding    to   Kamloops  from here and thence to Vernon,  He will divide his time for the  next year between Merritt and  Vernon and with squadrons along  the mainline.  Peter Marquardt and family left on  Thursday's train for Victoria where  they will make^their future home. A  Iarge'number of their friends were at  the station to bid them farewell.  Captain Foster returned on Monday  evening from a business trip to Kamloops.  Mrs. Raspberry of Lytton is visiting  her mother Mrs. Duncan Curry.  Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins of Cold Spring  ranch, Quilchena, visited in Nicola the  first of the week.  Mrs. M. Durland returned last week  from a visit to her parents   in  Nelson.  The many friends of Mr. and Mrs.  J. Armstrong and family of Cloverdale,  who spent the winter in Nicola will regret to hear of their sad bereavement  bythe death of their daughter Jennie,  who died at New Westminster last :  Saturday.  FOOTBALL DRAW  Last Sunday about two hundred spectators assembled' to  watch a fiercely contested game  between Middlesboro and Merritt  for the Trorey Cup. The game  ended in a draw, but whether on  account of the rain or lack of  training neither team was up to  form. The clerks have taken  fresh heart and expect to have a  good fighting chance for the cup. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May 3, 1912  Knight  K. OF P.  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 R.  Hebron  K. R. S.  vited to attend.  Geo.  H.  H.  0.   F.  Court Nicola No.  8931 meets the 2nd  and 4th Thursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  Rtom. Barwick  Block, Nicola, B.  C. Visiting brethren   cordially   in-  L. Murray C. R.  Matthews, Sec.  city allowing them to come directly to Voght street.  A.F.&AM.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  R eid's H'.all  th e second  Tuesdayof each  month at 8 p.  m. Sojourning brothers cordially invited.  S. J. Solomon Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  H. R. H. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  T. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S.. B.C.L.S  Christie & Dawson  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  y '    Land Surveyors.  ne KAMLOOPS, B.C.  Branch        -       Ashcroft, B. C.  aW'Xtf.'  -���W1M MRUGHAN  Solicitor. Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong'OT Store  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Banuter ani Solicitor:  . Notary Public  .   Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year in   advance  Six months $1.00  J. W. EE.LIS  Manager  One dollar per inch per month for regular ad-  rartiainff. Land and water notices $7.00 for 60  days.   $6.00 for SO days.  Classified advertising; 10 words for 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates  furnished for large contract ad  rartiaizuc.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt. BC  Phone 25.  CIVIC DEVELOPMENT  The first steps looking to the  improvement of the city were  taken this week by the aldermen  when they let the contract for  a city hall which will cost approximately twelve thousand dollars "when completed. The building will be rushed to completion  as rapidly as possible and the  fire fighting equipment placed in  the quarters provided for it there.  The city offices at present scattered at different  parts  of   the  city owing to the lack of sucbTa  building will be concentrated  within the centre of the town.  The office of the city solicitor,  Mr, Grimmett, is just across the  street from the site of the municipal hall.  Elsewhere in these columns  will be found the details of the  proposed sidewalk construction  plans. It will be noted that the  council have as far as possible,  within the resources at their command, provided for adequate  sidewalk facilities in the centre  of the city.  Some may be inclined to regard  the construction of the walk along Coldwater avenue as being  rather extended, running through  a small section (above the "Y")  where there is practically no settlement. The reason for doing  this, however, will be at once appreciated when explained. In  the Diamond Vale townsite there  are a great many children. If  the plan at first proposed, to carry the walk from Coldwater avenue to Quilchena avenue, had  been adopted it would have involved a long roundabout and unnecessary walk for them when  on their way to school. At the  same time it will mean a great  saving of time for those who  have business to transact in the  MILITIA REPORTS  The annual report of the Minister of Militia and Defence,  Col. Hon. Sam Hughes, M. P.,  has been received. Included in  it are some notable structures  from the Inspector General, General Otter. General Otter is a  Canadian officer whose most notable characteristic is an earnest  desirs for the efficiency of the  various units throughout the  country, and some of the matters  with which he found serious  fault will be read with interest  by members of the militia, as  well as private citizens, in the  valley.  Amongst other things he says:  "Commanding officers of rural  units should take steps to see  that their signallers are, as far  as possible, recruited from the  same locality and kept together  in camp, and if possible trained  a little during the year."  "With few exceptions the  training of the Regimental Medical Services during 1911 has been  a failure. A very large number  of regiments went up to camp  without any stretcher-bearer section, and sometimes when the  section was there its training  was most perfunctory, and no attempt ��as made to follow the  schedule."  �� ''The shortage in the establishment and qualification of officers  are not only the weakness that  strike one at Camps of Instruction though bad enough; but  what is worse is the number  absent with or without leave  from training, or on trivial excuses from parades and duties.  Again the eye has constantly  been offended with the lack of  uniformity in the dress of officers, and for no apparent reason than the desire to flatter individual vanity, by appearing in  a dress different from his companions, or suitable to complexion or proportions."  . Speaking of the popular Stetson hat the general remarks:  "On the"subject of hats, that of  the "Stetson" pattern appearsja  useless commodity and an article  for abolition."  "The saddlery at camps," he  proceeds, "I found none too well  looked after, but this condition  generally arises from lack of care  previous to arrival, owing to the  absence of proper storage facilities."  ICE IN THE ATLANTIC  We suggest to the Canadian  government the desirability of  deepatching a steamer to cruise  in northern waters for the purpose of ascertaining from what  quarter the vast icefields now  being encountered in the Atlantic  are coming from. As has been  mentioned once or twice already  in these columne, the presence  of ice in such low latitudes as it  is at present encountered is unusual at this season of the yeaa,  and it is of the greatest interest  to ascertain where it is coming  from and if present conditions  are likely to be continued. Two  reasons may be suggested for  the existing state of things. One  is^an^unusually^severe^winter  along the Labrador coast; another is a mild winter further  nortn. We know that the past  winter has been exceptionally  mild in this longtitude, but we  have seen a statement that it has  been colder than usual in Labrador and Newfoundland. Whatever may be the reason, it seems  to be of very great importance  that the probable duration of  this icefloe period should be ascertained, so that shipmasters  can govern themselves accordingly.'  This is an inquiry that might  very well be made by Canada.  We are as deeply interested in  this matter as any one else, and  for locai reasons it is desirable  that our government should take  I the lead in an investigation. If  the icebergs and floes have their  origin in Canadian territory, we  ought to be the first to tell the  world so. This seems to be a  duty resting upon us. ��� Colonist.  general stores, dry goods, grocers  furniture dealers, manufacturing  establishments, automobile dealers, mechanics, professional men  and, in fact, all class of business  men. This does not mean that  you should have a whole or half  or even a quarter of a page ad.  in every issue of the paper, but  your name and business should  be mentioned if you do not use  more than a two line space. A  stranger picking up a newspaper  should be able to tell just what  business is represented in a town  by looking at the business mentioned in the paper. This is the  best possible town advertiser.  The man who does not advertise  his business does an injustice to  himself and his town. He is the  man who expects the newspaper  to do the most free boosting for  his town. The man who insists  on sharing the business that  comes to a town but refuses to  advertise his business is not a  valuable addition to any town.  The life of any town depends upon the live wide-awake and liberal advertising business men.  PROVINCIAL AND GENERAL  The Storthing has unanimously  granted 136,365 kroner for Am-  undsem's North Pole expedition.  The commission iform of government was adopted for Everett,  Wash., at a special election last  week by a majority of 63.  I. Mathers, Norwegian consu  at Halifax, has been notified that  King Haakon, of Norway, has  conferred on him the knighthood  of the Royal Order of St. Olav.  Lloyd's record of British shipbuilding gives 545 vessels, excluding warships, under construction  in March, with a gross tonnage  of 1,688.898, the highest ever recorded,  Two trunks said to have contained $25,000 worth of jewelry  and the property of S. I..-H. Gil-  sey, of Cincinnati, were stolen  from a dray standing in front of  an office building in Atlanta,  Georgia, last week.  John Vorrept, the well known  Belgian aviator, was instantly  killed on the 17th inst. when making a flight at the Aerodrome at  Versailles, France.. For some  unknown cause hi^ monoplane  collapsed at a height of 800 feet.  A specially appointed board of  admirals has adopted a new type  of Dreadnought for Italy. It is  to be of .29,000 tons displacement  and have a speed of 25 knots.  The armament will consist of ten  14.3-inch guns and ten or more  guns of six inches. The ships will  cost about $18,000,000 each.  Mr. G. P. Crandell, who left  Grand Forks on March 8th on  his second trip to his hunting  grounds up north fork, has returned to the city with over $400  worth of furs. The animals  trapped were lynx, marten, beaver, mink and ermine. Two of  his lynx skins brought him $36  each while one black mink skin  was sold for $30.  The Finance Minister has decided not to issue Canadian silver  dollars for the present. The late  Government passed an act auth-  orizing^thSiiTissuey^Aiteriook-  ing into the situation, Hon. W.  T. White has decided that the  time is not opportune for the issue. The coinage of five and ten  dollar pieces will be prpceeded  with, though they are not expected to replace paper money to  any extent.  ARE YOU REPRESENTED  "No business man in any town  should allow a newspaper published in his town to go without  his name and business being  mentioned somewhere in its columns," says an exchange. This  applies to all kinds of business-  magazine. Remarkable financial  success has attended many of  these ventures. Some of the  most which has only now been  recognized popular novelists of  the day are forced to contribute  to the fiction magazines by substantial cash prices, and as they  sell either at nine or twelve cents  a copy, they are fast threatening  the supremacy of the cloth bound  novel at $1.12.  CHILD SUICIDE  Dr. Reinhard Koerner, a well  known authority on pedagogy,  has startled Germany by publishing some appalling statistics of  child suicide, showing how they  are growing in number from  year to year. Last year in Prussia alone 731 pupils or students at  educational establishments took  their lives. That is almost exactly two a day. The figures for the  whole empire number over 1000.  That is at the rate of eight suicides per 100,000 children of  school age. In 1883, proportion  was 6 1-2 per 100,000.  QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY  At the annual convocation of  Queen's University on April 24th  the following honorary degrees  THE CONTINUOUS  can mean but one thing���that  the service it renders its customers makes for permanent  business relations.  BANK OF TORONTO  with more than 55 years of continuous growth and satisfactory  service, invites  Savings and Business  Accounts  CAPITAL     - '"-'.'���-"' -   -'������   $4,608,050  REST   - z--y-    :   -   -'-5.608,050  Incorporated 1855.  100 Branches in Canada.  MERRITT BRANCH  A. B. B. ROGERS,  MANAGER  utual Fire Insurance Company  Founded under   the  Farmer's  Institute ten years.  Cheapest Rates in B. C.   on all  farm property.'  Sound.    " Safe.     Reliable.  for rates apply to  R. WHITAKER, Agent.  Lower Nicola.  Stores $16 a thousand.  Farm Property   $4 ajthousand  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola  -fterriff  UNDERTAKER  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets aid Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merritt  in  ALARMING PUBLISHERS  London, April 30.-While  many respects the book business  is the most conservative of all  John Bull's undertakings,  changes that ate disquieting to  publishers of novels are making  themselves felt. The sting of  uneasiness came when the orthodox retail price of $1.12 was attacked by some of the young and  enterprising firms, who began to  bring out new cloth bound novels  at half a dollar apiece. The  downward tendency in prices proceeded and reprints of popular  novels of fairley recent date appeared at sixteen cents a copy,  well produced little books that  are a pleasure to handle.  Side by side with the breakaway, from customary size of  price, another development had  been going on by book publishers  as one of the most alarming characters���the growth of the fiction  Needless Waste  Of time and energy can be avoided  by the use of our Classified Want  Ads. Time and energy represent  good dollars in this age. Do not exhaust them in an aimless search far  good help. Use our Want Ads. and  the help will come to you.  ���BMBOOHB  were conferred: Doctor of Divinity, Dean Bidwell, of Kingston;  Rev. D. R. Drummond, of Hamilton; Rey. Thomas Mitchell, of  Southport, England, president of  the Free Churches of England;  Rev. R. Bruce Taylor, of St.  Paul's Church, Montreal, Doctors of Laws, Arthur G. Doughty  C. M. G., Dominion archivist,  Ottawa; Principal McDougall.  Ottawa Collegiate Institute; William Bennett Munro, professor of  the science of government of Harvard university.  FOR   HATCHING  'Hardy, Healthy. Heavy Layers  are the birds you want.  Our Rose-comb White Leghorns are  all this. Our first incubation showed  great fertility of eggs this season.  Order at once if you want sittings of  eggs.     $3.00 for 15.  Willow Grange Farm  CANFORD, B. C  Open Day and Night  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  >��cie  r������--���-���^  11 Plumbing ^nd  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP ��� Repairing of  oil kinds done.  SECONb HAND FURNITURE AND  STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  V._  VOGHT STREET  J  UNDERTAKING  AND EMBALMING  Remains prepared and shipped to  all parts 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.  CANADIAN  Western Lines  West or Revelstoke  Electric Restorer for Men  Ph'nanhonol restores every nerve in the body  rnospnonvi to ,t9 proper tension; restores  Tim and vitality. Premature decay and all sexual  weakness averted at once. Phosphonol will  Lake you a new man. Price *3 a box, or two for  th. Mailed to any address. TIio Scobell Drug  Co., St. CMtaArlnea, Ont.  Train leaves 13.05 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.15.  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada andjj 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~mcney.  For rates and sailings apply  to  P. H. PUFFER  Agent - Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  for the man who  RODE THE GOAT  In Rings, Pins, Buttons, Cuff-links and Charms. We have  a well assorted stock for the following Societies: ���Masons,  Knights of Pythias, Orangemen, Oddfellows etc. We have���  them in Solid Gold and Gold Filled and it is up to every  member of any Society to advertise his Lodge by wearing  the badge thereof.  Call and see our Selection.  SIMPSON & CRANNA  JEWELERS.  Establshed 1817. Head Offce    Montreal  Capital - - - -        $16,000,000.00  Reserve andXUndivided Profits      $16,855,185.36  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  GENERAL   BANKING BUSINESS   TRANSACT I I  BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY  MERRITT NICOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open on Tuesdays and Fridays only.  One Way to Reduce  High Living Costs  is to build a home and then settle down to a contented life and make up your  mind to pay for it. A little garden at the back of the house will work wonders in  reducing your living costs���a few chickens will also help. Can't do these'things  when you're renting: because you lack inspiration and either a garden or chickens  must have careful attention. If you build a frame house you can start with only a  few rooms and always add onto.it when the. family grows, and'by- the time your  sons and daughters are large enough to take notice you will have a home respectable enough in size and appearance to make them feel pretty proud of "Mommcr  and Daddy." When you're ready, for lumber we want talk to you and help you oil  riBht.  "There'. No Place Like Home"  VANCOUVER   LUMBER   CO'Y.  .     MERRITT, B. C.  J. E. WALKER, Manager.  SEE   THE  FOR LIVERY, EXPRESS> DRAY WORK  WE CANff.V_OVE 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 Merritt Ho te  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the best. ..  In every department-we aim to please, and we generally succeed.  .      v> COMMERCIAL.TRADE A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and -Liquors: Always in Stock.���-,-'"  GEO. McGRUTHER, Prop.  Merritt B. C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The ".Koicest of Beef, mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, tiggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  .���������^';.HpT(EL, v  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.    -       -    Spacious Rooms.  Excellent accommodation.    -   Well lighted thioughcut.  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Special attention   to  commercial,trade.  Rates $1.50 per day.    Special Rates by the month  ANDREW HOGGAN,  .���   -PROPRIBTOR  I -��<?. _9-'.i_ .v^jAV4?Jn4ir ^r'niBk'i^fvar ifwiflist :���"��� \__CV_-- ;V-rM-,"=7,*-&,:i'a.'*in^~~ .  S-T��TSfcvA"#" -rfw     w_"-"��  "������������- ���ha'l'iAfi__rnu4iiv*"ri  J?ii"_^J**' >"__?,"��5i"i,**.;^'"J7'*"-T _"?*  iiiiilNWIMiiyqag  Friday, May 3, 1912.  GRIPTIONS  List of Donations to Nicola Valley  General Hospital.  Following is the statement of  sums received by the Treasurer of  the Nicola Valley General Hos-  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  dred dollars, and H.   G.   Lee, formerly  at the Nicola office of the Bank of Montreal, $5.00  The total received is now $20,475.85  ition to do so, he hoped to offer  for an Imperial constituency.  WOMEN DOCTORS IN TURKEY  Nowhere have women  physicians   quite    so    distinguished  themselves as in the  missionary  When Dr.   Mary  Pierson  ^rr^/^rS8^80^ *��� -�� -a,��,  field.  pital from all sources, totalling .**' the ��nJy woman physician  $20,370.85. Ten thousand dollars  of this was granted by the provincial government. In addition  to this an absolute title to four  lots in the Diamond Vale Town-  site, of a value of one thousand  dollars, was given to the board by  T. J. Smith, on behalf of the Diamond Vale Supply Co. and the  Diamond Vale Collieries.  From the Miners' Trustee Fund  the sum of $1631 has been added  to the list.     Under the head of  "Sundry Subscriptions" $285 are  accounted for.   No record of the  names of these contributors is in  the   treasurer's   hands, so cannot be given.   The directors are  to be congratulated upon their  enterprise and unflagging zeal,  which has. made it possible to  bring this undertaking to a satisfactory conclusion.  Following is the statement:���  Provincial Government $10,000 00  Employees  Nicola Valley Coal &Coke...   3163 50  Miners' Trustee Fund     1631 00  Greaves, J. B.     1000 00  B. C. Cattle Co. ..-".-.      300 00  Sundry Subscriptions      285 00  Employees  Inland Coal & Coke Co. .... 282 00  Dominion Day Celebrations .. 250 35  Bank of Montreal  250 00  N. y. Meat Market. .  225 00  Armstrong, G. B.  200 00  Voght Estate  200 00  Employees  Diamond Vale Collieries...". 158 00  Williams, Dr.,;.'...-.  150 00  Collett, Jos. .-.-" ''.���:......... loo 00  Ellis, Thos.  ioo 00  Grimmett, M. L  100 00  iHudson Bay Co........,..... ioo 00  Moore, J. N...-.'.-  . 100 00  Mclntyre, Wm  ioo 00  Vancouver Lumber Co. ...... 100 00  Jackson, A  -.... 75 00  Merritt Mercantile Co........ 75 00  Douglas Lake Employees     52 00  Bank of Toronto ............. 50 00  Fraser, Betterton Co.:....... 50 .00  Garcia. J..................... 50 00  Morgan. J. S.;............ j:..X 50 00  Southern B. C. Lands&'Mines 50 00  Gay,,F. S. .......... ...V^.V 40 00  Pacific Coast. Collieries  ...... ,-.  35 00  Browett, B.  30 oo  Clark, _ R. L. ,. 30 00  Simpson & Cranna ........... 30 00  Boyd, j. p....   y..;..........  2500  Collett, J. H. ...................... 25 00  Conklin, J.C.. v..;.;;.;.?... 25'00  Coutlee, A. J  25 00  Gemmill. G. M.  25 00  Gordon, Alex ................ 25 00  Irving, Geo.........  22 00  Jackson,- F. W.  . 25 00  Matthews,:H. H:���'-.-...-....  25 00  McGruther. G..-.............. 25 00  McLean, P.  25 00  Olsen, M...................".'. 25 00  Rankine, A. F. .............. 25 00  Ransom, G. F................ . 25 00  Reid, F. A  25 00  Schmock, W  25 00  Stephenson, C.ri..\.;.......-.  Baldwin, J. B.;%:\.........  Carrington, A. rX ahdlT.- C.  Cantlin, P.....".;.... ;���/.....  Dodding, D   Hoggan, Mrs. C   John, H.   Marquart, P........   Middlesboro Children's  Xmas Tree   Bernard, Jos   Harmon, W. H  15 00  Abson,: A  12 00  Collett, E. A.  12 00  Lobsinger, L. G  12 00  Campbell. D. L  10 00  =GorbettrJy.  ................. =1(F66  Costigan, D. A  10 00  in Turkey,   tried to secure the  right to practice in  the Ottoman  Empire, she had  to face an examination by a score of the most  distinguished factors of the country she   was   trying   to invade.  She is of American parentage,  but was brought up in Syria.  ���" The first question was in French  and   uttered   in    contemptuous  tones:    "Who are you?"  To the  astonishment of her examiners  she replied in the purest Arabic:  "lam of you and from among  you."   She nad already studied  medicine at several institutions  and  haa obtained   her  degree,  which usually was sufficient to  allow one to pass perfunctorily  the Turkish board.   Nevertheless  she was examined without intermission for six hours.     Tired of  receiving correct answers, one of  the inquisitors in the hope of intimidating her, called out, "That  answer is wrong."  Dr.  Eddy asked if they had  certain books: three, in English,  French and German.   They replied that they had.    Then with j  calm assurance she said: "If all I  of these authors do not sustain  my answer I will   withdraw my  application   to   practice    medicine. ,'   Her pluck won the day,  and she was given the long-desired privilege.  VANCOUVER JAIL  Attorney-General Bowser says  the Provincial Government has  determined to rate the new city  prison at Vancouver as a provincial jail.     This will obviate the  future necessity of sending to the  jail at New Westminster, which  has necessarily been the practice !minion Lands:  of the past.    Prisoners from any  part of the province will, under  the   new status of Vancouver's  jail, be eligible for incarceration  there, the Government agreeing  to pay for their care and maintenance at the rate of 25 cents per  diem.  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, I  or to any Agent  or   Sub-Agent of Do-  thence north 80 chains thence west 80  chains to point of commencement containing 640 acres more or less.  LOUIS H. WEBER  R. Z. Chandler, Agent  January 31st. 1912 8-12  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of rhe Interior.  N.B.���Unauthorised   publication   of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  Land    Act  Yale Land District.     District of- Yale  Take notice  that James J. Warren,  Yale Land District        District of Yale  Take notice that Louis H. Webar  of  (Vancouver, B. C, intends to apply''to  the Minister of Lands for a licence to  prospect for coal and petroleum over  and under the following described lands  No. 3 Commencing at a post planted at  the south-west corner of Lot 327, thence  north 80 chains,   thence east 80 chains j  thence south 80 chains  Yale Land District        District o" Yale  Take notice that Louis H. Weber, of  Vanconver, B. C,   intends to apply to  the Minister of Lands for  a  licence to  prospect for coal and   petroleum   over  and under the following described lands  No.4. Commencing at a post planted at  the south-east corner of Lot328, thence  north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence east  80  chains to point of commencement  taining 640 acres more or less.  LOUIS H. WEBER  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  January 31st, 1912. 8-12  south 80 chains, thence west .80 chains,  thence north.80 chains,, thence east 80  chains to point of commencement containing 640 acres more or less.  LOUIS H. WEBER^'  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  January 31st, 1912. 8 12  LIBEL   SUIT  Justice McCorkile has awarded  Louis Letourneau, M.  P.  P. for  Quebec East, $1,000 damages for  libel against the Quebec "Chronicle,"   and   the   same   amount  against "L'Evenment."   Letourneau claimed $50,000 from each  publication for publishing affidavits by Rene Leduc. the Conservative candidate, against Sir Wilfrid Laurier, claiming that Letourneau induced Leduc to retire  from the contest on a promise of  $5,000.    Both papers will appeal.  of Penticton, B. C., occupation railroad  president, intend to apply for p^-  sion to purchase the following descnbed  Commencing at a post planted at n  pomt 40 chains south of the north-east  corner of Lot 613, near ColdwatS Rif  2' chX "tt 4�� Cha,'nS' th6n- ��t  4u   chains,    thence   south   40   chains  thence west 40 chains to place ol  mencement and  containing   160   ac���s  more or less. es  James J. Warren.  R. Z. Chandler, Agent  larch 12th 1912. 6-15  chains to __���,���������   f       ���  th6nCe WeSt 80   Vancouver, B. C  ^rres0mPo0rfor1eCs0smmenCement ^  ^ ^^ ��f ^ *>r a  LOUIS H. WEBER     Pr��SpeCt for Coal and   Petroleum  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  January 31st 1912. 8-12  Yale Land District District of "Yak;  con-I Take notice that Louja H. Weber, of  Vancouver, B. C. intends to apply to  the Minister of Lands for a licence to:  prospect for coal and petroleum over  and under the following described lands  Yale Land District        District of Yale I ���No-6* Commencing at a post planted at  Va^uvrB T ^ Vr ^ I ^^^HSe ��"& SSS?  Vancouver, B. C, intends to apply   to j thence north 80 chains, thence west  licence   to j chains to point of commencement  80  over  and under-the following described lands  No.5. Commencing at a post planted at  the north-east corner of Lot329, thence  taining 640 acres more or Jess.  LOUIS'H. WEBER  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  January 31st 1912 8-12  Date,  WANTED  TALL QUEENS AND TINY KINGS  Many European monarchs are  of shorter stature than their  queens. The German Empress  is slightly taller than the Kaiser;  and it is alleged that when they  are being photographed together  William sees. that the Queen  takes a seat whib he himself  stands.  The Tsar of all Russias is by  no means as tall as his consort  and Alfonso of Spain is said to  be a  head shorter than Queen S&'B&ffifi'SSS&SS:  Victoria Eugenie.     The King of  Italy    hardly    reaches to   the  shoulders   of   his  Montenegrin  wife.    THe Queen of Denmark,  too, is taller than her husband.  Exceptions are the King of  Norway and the King of Belgians. The latter, six feet two  inches in height, is the tallest  ruler in Europe.  B. C. HORSE  Squadron Orders No. 2.  By Major H. H. Matthews. O.  C "D"31st B.C.H.  Parade  The Squadron will parade  mounted at Headquarters Merritt  on Sunday next May 5th at 2 p.  m. Issue of equipment at 1 p.  m.  By Order,  H. H. Matthews,  Major "D" 31st B. C. Horse.  Yale Land District        District of Yale  at^r^ thfi^��- H. Weber, of  apply   to  a licence  to  Vancouver, B. . intends  to  the Minister of Lands for  prospect for coal  and  petroleum over  NcaUnctmm^ f��,,0Win^cribe��� lands  No 1. Commencing at a post planted at  south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains  thence north 80 chains, thence east  cha,nS to point of commencement  taming 640 acres more or lea���     .  -..   LOUIS H. WEBER  R. Z. Chandler, Agent  January 3lst, 1912 f_12  80  con  Girl wanting house work or  daily work. Apply, Nicola Valley News.  Yale Land District District of Yale  Take notice that Louis H. Weber of  Vancouver, B C. Intends to J to  the Minister of Lands for a licence to  prospect for coal and petroleum  and under the folio Jg^tribed ZZ  the north-west cornerof Lot326 thence  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.  Dr. de Van's Female Pillg  A reliable French regulator; never fails. Theso  pills are exceedingly powerful in regulating the  generative portion of the female system. Refuse  all cheap imitations. Dr. de Van's are sold at  JSa box. or .three for *10. Mailed to any address.  St. Catharlnee, Ont.  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  25 00  20 00  20 00  20 00  20 00  20 00  20 00  20 00  20 00  15 00  Dalley, E.  10 00  Flick. Chas  10 00  Goodisson, Bert.............. . 10 00  GuicHon, J. A.....    ....'  10 00  Ekar; Max  10 00  Madden, J  10 00 J  Munro, D. ................... 10 00  McLennan &'McFeely....  10 00  Pooley, late Jas  10 00  Priest, Thos  10 00  Riches, Geo  10 00  Rolfe. W. N  10 00  Thynne, J. G  10 00  Wilkinson, E. E.  10 00  Ellis, J. W   Bent,,G. C...   Chapman, Jas   Fessler. N. W-��� 7.  Hoggan, A.    Jackson, S.   Malkin, W  H. 7.7.777.  Menzies, J. A........  Murk, H: .....  ......  Riley,' W   Slater, T. .y.   Smith; R. A,'....-....   Tate, R....V.........  Ward,!H. H.*_:...'. '.."  Harrison, G. F   Manning, J.   Morgan. J. P.....   J. H.  HAWTHORNTHWAITE  Reports are current in Socialist  circles of this province that during his stay in England Mr. J.  H. Hawthornthwaite, former representative of Nanaimo city in  the local Legislature,   has been  offered a Socialist nomination for  the Imperial Parliament, and will  probably accept, winding up his  business affairs in British Columbia, and becoming, for a time at  least, a resident of one of the  larger manufacturing cities of the  Home Land.    -Color is  lent to  this report by the fact that Mr.  hawthornthwaite has long cherished ambitions in this direction,  and has frequently said in conversations with friends that as  soon as he felt himself in a pos-  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'whieh  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed  territory the tract applied for shall be  stakeS 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 I  e have just received a large shipment of  Ladies,  Gent's  and  Children's   Boots   and  Shoes in Blacks and Tans and will offer for  the coming week 20 per cent, discount  lines.    Real Bargains.  on  Ladies Summer Dresses and Waists at very  Jb^pr^  10 00  5 00  5 00  5 00  5 00  5 00  5 00  5 00  5 00  5 00  5 00  5 00  5 00  5 00  4 00  2 00  2 00  Nicola Valley  them and be convinced.  ^Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  Men's Summer Shirts, regular $1.50 to $2.50  Sale price this week $1.0q to $1.75.  =Manufacturers of=  $20 370 85  There are still many names on the original subscription lists in the hands of  the treasurer whose subscription's have  not yet been paid, and th'ey'would con-  fer a great favor upon the board if they  would pay their donations without delay. |  Since the aboye'listwasmade upMr.  Andrew McGoran.has donated one hun-.  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh  Fish  always on  hand.       Orders receive prompt  attent.on.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Fishing Rods, Lines, Hooks, Nets and Tents.  Boys don't buy your fishing outfits till you  look over our line.    We  are there with the  goods.  Manager  The Di  Vale Supply  Limited :?��;y*J^_3&__i______t__:  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May 3, 1912  ���ring Medicines    iers.    Sasparilla.  Bitters.    Saline Salts.    Sulpftur and  Cream  Tartar   Lozenges.     Spring  Tonics.  Orange Quinine Wine.  A.- F. RANKINE  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Lou Austin was in town during  the'week on business.  Alf. Goodisson was in town on  business during the week.  Jack Bate was in town from  Aspen Grove during the week.  Mr. and Mrs. le Pitre drove up  to Nicola on Sunday afternoon.  Miss Marjorie Seaton paid a  visit to Lower Nicola on Tuesday.  o  W. H. Brant of Nicola was in  the city on business during the  week.  Mrs. Jack Bate of Aspen Grove  was among the week's visitors to  the city/:  Aid. Archie Jackson spent Sun-  '; day-with ^Robert Clark at Nicola  Ranch.  Constable Tom Smith left for  Kamloops on Wednesday with  a prisoner.  __ o ���   Jeff Roberts of Lytton came in  from that town on Wednesday  night.   o      -  Mr, and Mrs. J. J. Priest of  Princeton are guests of Mr. and  Mrs. Harry Priest for a few days.  Mr. and Mrs. A. Roberts, of  Aspen Grove, arrived in the city  on Wednesday evening.   o   Charles L. Betterton, of Aspen  Grove, arrived in the city from  Victoria during the week.  ___ o ���   Y. W. Jackson went down to  Vancouver on business yesterday.  He will return early next week.  ����� o ���  James Charles and Douglas F.  , Broome of Canford, were in the  city on business yesterday afternoon.    o��� ���  Pete Marquardt of Nicola, who  returned from Victoria, was in  town with his son during the  week.  Jack Thomas won the billiard  tournament at the Middlesboro  club last week. The first prize  was a ten dollar cue. He is  thinking of raffling it off again.   O :   C. E. Richardson, of the Dominion government hydrographic  survey, arrived here on Wednesday evening. He will spend  some time here before returning  to Kamloops.  �������� ���  Rev. J. A. Petrie, pastor of the  Presbyterian Church, left for  Vancouver on Monday afternoon  to attend the meeting of the Synod there.    He exrjects to return  next week.  _ o : ���  J. P. "Rovd rptnrn*>d from a visit to Vancouver on Sim dav evening-. He states that the TTors*��  Show was thp most successful in  the history of Vancouver Association.  H. Wood-Lee, of Nicola, was a  visitor to the city   during the  W����*����  Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Grimmett  visited friends at Nicola last  week.  J. Harndon and Sid Morgan, of  Canford Mills were in town over  Saturday-  Robert and Mrs. Hone left this^  week for Kamloops en route to  Vancouver.  Mrs, Leet, of Nicola, and Mrs.  N. J. Barwick were visitors to  the city during the week.  Mrs. Robert MacDonald left on  Tuesday afternoon to spend a  few days with friends in Vancouver.  Mrs. -Neil McMPan left to  join h<��r bn����hand in Cumberland  last Wpdnpsdav afternoon. Mrs.  Sneddon acfomnanied her as far  as Spence's Bridge.  o   R. D. Brown, "fireboss in No. 4  mine at. Middlesboro. was canerht  between two cars in the mine  last week and his leg was severely "mashed, though no bones  were broken.  ��� o ���'  A. W. McVittie, the well known  surveyor, wentdown to Tulameen  on business during the latter part  of last week. He has taken offices on Granite avenue, at the  rear of the Coldwater hotel.  Mrs. U. S. Thomas, Mrs. Austin, J. Thompson and E. R.  Thomas drove up to Quilchena  on Sunday afternoon.  Joseph Collett returned from a  business trip to Kamloops on Saturday evening.  W. Guthrie has accepted a position with a government survey  party for the summer.  Ex-mayor and Mrs. I, Eastwood spent Monday on a fishing  trip down the valley.  There has been quite an epidemic of tonsilitis in the city  and vicinity during the past fortnight.  W. Burkett Jackson, manager  of Major Conant's ranch on Ten  Mile Creek, was in the city on  business during the week.  Charles Daly, who holds the  contract on the C. N. P. from  Savona to Kamloops is spending  a few days in the city and is registered at the Victoria Rooms.  Claude Saker, who has been laid  up at Dr. Tutill's hospital with a  badly wrenched foot, is rapidly  recovering and the doctor expects  that the patient will be able to  leave the hospital in a few dajrs.  George McKenzie, master  mechanic at Middlesboro and well  known as president of the football club of that, town, left on  Tuesday for Vancouver. He expects to return on Sunday evening.  ��� o ��������� ���  Mrs. McRae left on Tuesday to  join her husband who is conducting a restaurant at Hammond, B.  C. While here they made a host  of friends who will greatly regret  to hear of their change of residence.  CONTRACT FOR CITY HALL  At a special meeting of the  council this week the bids received for the city hall were opened,  the lowest tender being that of  Fowler and Larson, who built the  Nicola Valley General Hospital.  Other tenders were those of Philip McLean and Sam Hyland, who  were close to the successful bidders, while a Vancouver firm put  in an estimate that was very  wide of the mark.  Fowler and Larson let the contract for the basement to George  Riches, who commenced work on  Wednesday afternoon with a gang  of six men. This work will be  rushed and when finished active  construction of the building will  be commenced. The contractors  have announced that thev will  lose no time and it is anticipated  that the building will be complete  by the fall.  BIRTHS  Shortly after eleven o, clock  last Saturday night Mrs. Elliott  presented her husband with a  bouncing baby girl. Mother and  child are both doing well.  Mrs. Miles, wife of the manager of the laundry, presented  her husband with a son on Sunday evening. Mother and child  are both doing well.  Frank Bailey returned from Princeton on Thursday afternoon. He states  that he was successful in securing advertisements for the pamphlet which  will deal with Yale and the Similkameen districts.  R. Smith, of the 0. K. Transfer Co., has just purchased one  of the latest, up-to-date piano  movers, from R. J. McGregor,  anp is now prepared to move any  and all kinds of pianos, with the  utmost care on the shortest notice.  Captain G. H. Forster, of Nicola, left for a brief visit to the  Ottawa this week.  ."4.  Lieutenant-colonel   Charles  Flipk of Lower Nicola was in  =townduring=the^week.  Alderman George Irvine returned to the city from Spence's  Bridge for the week-end.  J. Angus MacDonald was in  town for the week-end and went  down to Lytton on Monday returning here again on Thursday  evening.  .���. o������   G. M. Brash and A. H. Owen  :went_out sailing^on^Nicola lake  last Sunday and caught twelve  of the' finest trout that have ever  been taken from the lake.  James   Moyce  had   his hand  crushed on Tuesday while  gaged at work on the tipple.  en-  J. Leechman, C. Eddy. G. B.  Armstrong and J. Simpson rode  to Nicola on Sunday afternoon.  .;���������., Wi Fairley holds the fishing  record to date having hooked  twenty trout one day last week.  y: Mrs. Harry Priest returned to  I town last week after spending a  ;.' fortnight as the guest of relativ  es in Princeton.  XJ. Shearer, ;manager of the cooperative store, left to take a  much needed vacation at the  coast to recuperate.  Among the regular fishermen  who have been trying their luck  In the local streams are W. Fair-  ley, W. and D. Shearer, R. Wilkinson, D. A. Costigan and J. WV  ffllit:  A. B. Kennedy, the well known  electrical contractor, left for a  month's vacation in the east on  Thursday. He will visit his old  home in Montreal before returning. Malcolm. McKenzie has  rented his house during his absence.  GUN CLUB  At the weekly shoot of the Merritt  Gun Club there was a very small turnout. There was a trickey wind blowing and the targets were very eratic in  their flight, and straight scores were  left for better weather. However  some felt the good of their breakfast  and had the right dope to mince the  targets. The Handicap shoot for a  gold plated Fruit Knife being won by  Geo. McGruther with 9 out of 10.  The scores are as follows.  Shot at   Broke   Av.  Harrison.... ���:..    45       30       56  McGruther ...39'    23       59  Graham........    35       19       51  Priest..........    35       17       48  Greig...'.>:;V ...... .31  - -15;    48  Priest  .....__-14        6  Cowan      5        3  Ragsdale     10        6  Mike......: 7. :?.-..:���:-.   35       14  Boyd    60       51       82  conklin ::y.:Tv:y;v  25    19     76  Harrison..... 7.7. V..    50       39       78  "-��� r:���^H�����T���r���r-���  Few men area profit in their  own town unless they advertise.  Miss Bertha McNeill formerly a  member of the local teaching  staff left on Thursday for her  home in Vancouver. A large  number of her friends, including  Misses McKay, Gavlin and Hyland were, at the station to bid  her farewell.  E. M. Sandilands has been appointed Government Agent for  the Queen Charlotte Mining Division of Skeena District in the  place of J. H. McMullin.  __ o   H. C, Meeker and L. Cogges-  well, manager and accountant  respectively of the Nicola Valley  Pine Lumber Company, were in  town on business during the  week.  __ a   R. P. Baker, formerly of the  Bank of Montreal here, has been  making the grand tour in Europe.  In a letter to J. P. Boyd here he  remarks that he finds travelling  rather palling now. He wrote  from Antibes, in Southern  France. He is en route home  from a tour of Egypt and the  Riviera and sends best wishes to  all his former acquaintances in  the valley.  -o   ANGLICAN CHURCH  Sunday, May 5th.  Merritt--11 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Nicola���7.30 p.m.  Sunday School.  Nicola-9.30 a. m.  Merritt-2.30 p. m.  J. Thompson,  Vicar.  The"1! Diamond Vale Supply  company has received a shipment  of children's summer dresses  which are in great demand now.  During the week there has been  quite a rush on the drygoods department as a result of the news  of   this   shipment being noised  about.  ��� . o  T. P. Phillips, teller at the local office of the Bank of Montreal  was notified this week of his  transfer to the Nelson branch and  will leave as soon as his relief arrives from Chilliwack. He has  been here over a year and during  that time has made many friends  who will genuinely regret to hear  of his departure.  o ���  Gilbert Blair arrived here from  Tulameen yesterday after spending some time working on the  platinum holdings he is interested in. He says that he is satisfied with the results so far obtained, and if the black sand he  took out this time assays as high  as those taken out last year the  deposit will be very valuable.  A. W. McVittie returned from  Tulameen yesterday and reports  a great prosperity in that camp.  The Indiana group of galena  claims has been bonded by a  Syndicate. There are also a number of mining engineers in there  who are examining other properties. He will leave to morrow  for Vancouver.  Corporation oi the City of Merritt  Tenders Wanted  The City of Merritt call for Tenders  for the following Sidewalk material,  same to be good No. 1 common:  250,000 square feet of 2 inch plank,  in 10 inches and 12 inches widths, 12  and 16 foot lengths dressed one side  and edge; quote price for White Pine  and also for Fir.  75,000 square feet 2 inch by 6 inch  Fir in 12, 14 and 16 foot lengths, sized  or rough.  20.000 square feet 4 inch by 4 inch  Fir- in 12, 14 and 16 foot lengths, sized  or rough.  The above quantities are approximate only and the tenderer must agree  to the following conditions:  The quotation to be per thousand  feet delivered on the City Streets  where required. The City to have the  right to order any quantity desired  over a combined minimum total of 200-  000 square feet, at the tender ��� prices.  Deliveries to commence within 10 days  from date of Contract and to be com-  pleted=within-thirty=days=from=said  date.  Tenders to be sealed and to be in the  hands of the City Clerk not later than  the tenth day of May, 1912.  HARRY PRIEST,  City Clerk.  Ascension  Every Afternoon.  CHUTE   LEAP  R. Crisler, formetly a pitcher for the  best amateur baseball nine in Spokane  arrived here from Princeton yesteiday  and will spend the summer here. During a workout yesferday afternoon he  showed good control and great space,  as well as great mastery of speed.  -With a good pitcher assured Merritt  will be able to beat any team that  comes up. It is now up to baseball  men to get out and practise.  NOTICE  Commencing with the month  of .Ma all Coal ordered  throug the O. K. Transfer  and the Merritt Transfer  must be paid for with order  or on delivery.  Signed  O. K. TRANSFER  Per R. A. SMITH.  MERRITT TRANSFER  Per D. MUNRO.  May 1st, 1912.  JUST ARRIVED!  Nice Assortment of Tobaccos and Cigars  rumswick Pool Boom  _r_-__-.ui'r   CT OPPOSITE THE  VOGHT   51. SUNSHINE   THEATER,  CHAS. J. VANHEAR, Proprietor.  MERRITT  0LDWATER HOTI  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  SCOUNTRY--JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  M. MclNTYRE, Prop.  , B. C.  The Place to  The STAR CAFE  VOGHT STREET  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Wines and Liquors.  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  of the next best.  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  MERRITT, B.C.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL   WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to   handle  any   kind   of  Building  Construction   Work  erritt Lumber Yard  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  Two car loads of Cedar Fence Posts  and Pickets.  SPECIALLY LOW PRICES-  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.

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