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REID & CO.  yy~y-A:.��--\-v --: Specialists in...  ^Men's Clothing, Furnishings, Boots and Shoes.  One Lone Socialist Reported  in Opposition.  Late last evening the news was  received that ths electors  of the  province had given Premier McBride    an    almost     unanimous  house.    Forty-one  Conservative  candidates and one Socialist had  been elected to the legislature at  Victoria.    Not one Liberal was  elected, although, in Esquimalt,  the Conservative party was split  into factions and three  Conservative candidates   were   in the  field, and also a Socialist.  The concentration of the Liberal fire upon the attorney-general, Hon. W. J. Bowser, proved  to be beneficial to him, as was  expected. He headed the poll  and one Liberal is believed to  have lost his deposit.  The information to hand as to  the general result is meagre; but  it is known that thirteen candidates lost their deposits, among  them the Liberal candidates in  Esquimalt, New Westminster and  Delta. It is probable that the  Liberals in the Northern constituencies also lost their hundred  dollar deposits.  The election of Alex Lucas was  a foregone conclusion, though the  number who voted for his opponent in the valley was surprisingly large.  L  YALE ELECTION.  With the -returns not yet com  plete"from "every polling,'station  enough polls have been heard  from to clearly'establish the fact  that Alex Lucas has overwhelmingly defeated his opponent J. P.  ZScConnell.S_sTheInine polls as yet  unheard from are Spuzzum, St.  Elmo's, McGillivray's, Camp 16,  Ruby Creek, North Bend, Cache  Creek, Turners and Mamete Lake.  The aggregate vote in these stations, even though unanimous for  the Liberal candidate would not  be sufficient to offset Mr. Lucas  majority.    So far the Nicola Valley has given a majority for the  Conservative candidate   of   52.  Mr. Lucas' total majority at the  time of writing is known to be 188;  the total vote being Conservative  442 and Liberal 254.  This city polled: 181 votes, the  largest number in! the constituency.    These showed  Lucas   106;  McConnell 74.    Middlesboro furnished a surprise,  giving a majority of II for McConnell (18-7).  In the local booth A. Jackson and  Dr. Curtin were the poll officers,  with   H. S. Cleasby and A. B.  Kennedy,   scrutineers for . Alex  Lucas,  and D'A. Costigan   and  G. M. Gemmill for J. P. McConnell.   Vehicles were in evidence  bringing voters to the polls.   A  feature of this part of the election was the fact that each side  sought to get out the vote irrespective of the political inclination  of the voters. , Among the zealous  workers on both sides yesterday  were Messrs McLean, Morgan, T-  Smith and G. M.  Gemmill:    At  Middlesboro F. S. Gay was deputy returning officer, while John  Collett  was   Liberal scrutineer  and Fred Hyland for Alex Lucas.  SURPRISE PARTY  The results   of   the  elections  throughout the province did not  deter the many friends of Mr.  and Mrs. John Wade, of this city  being made the hosts at a surprise party given in their honour  by   their   many   friends.      The  guests flocked down upon them  armed with the usual   surprise  equipment and proceeded to enjoy  themselves,   Mr.   and   Mrs.  Wade appreciating the spirit of  the occasion, entering heartily into it.    The evening was passed  in games and music Mrs. E. Pearce  and E. Austin being the winners  of a beautiful   centerpiece  and  necktie, respectively.  Among those present wereMes-  dames Austin, Graham, Hartley,  Hebron, Pearce, Kay and Mclntyre;   Misses McKenzie, Brolin,,  Sherwood,   Flemming,   Leonard Editor Nicola Valley News  and Stephenson; and Messrs Aus-i Merritt, B. C.  tin, Graham,   Hartley,   Hebron, i.._,Permit me *�� convey to  Pearce, Shearer,  Hoggan,  Cap  Permit  ..,  I who supported me in  those  this cam-  tain Stephenson/], PeareJ, Kingjfffis SJ tSSSSM.V*  Langstaff,    R.    Wade,     Sharp,  Bradley, and E. L. Thomas.  Nicola Notes  ,   . ���  ----Jr efforts in my be-  nair. i shall continue, to- the  best of my ability, to serve the  constituency at all times. ���  Alex Lucas  Dr. Tunstal of Vancouver,  nephew of. late Judge Tunstal of  Kamloops is in the valley for the  benefit of his health. ' He is a  guest of the Quilchena hotel.  Miss Chrissie Woodward who  has been visiting her sister Mrs.  W. E. Dodd for the past;two  months left Thursday for Vancouver.  Okanagan���        .\. , - .' "��� . ��� .  Honr Price^Eirfs^-large-^  I  The Diamond Vale company offers you  the opportunity to purchase a homesite  on^theDia^mohcl Vaie fi���icl, souf tTofThe  railway track on easy terms.  Insicle; Lots 50x120  Corner "50x120  you pay cash we will reduce these  prices 10 per cent.  TITLE GUARANTEED  See  s_ ;. ;���  at Ihe Diamond Vale Supply Co.  ority.  Cariboo���  Fraser (Con.) elected.  Lillooet���  McDonald (con.) elected.  Greenwood���  Jackson (con.) elected. _  Skeena���  Manson (con.) elected.  Delta���  McKenzie (con.) elected.  Islands���  A'E. McPhilips K. C. elected,  Comox���  Manson (con.) elected.  Nanaimo���  Plass (soc.) 621; Planta (con.)  578; Shepherd (lib.) 375.  New Westminster���  Gifford (con.)  1010; Kennedy  (lib.) 385; Coyle (soc.) 13.  Rossland���  Campbell  (con.)   236;   Taylor  (lib) 168; Casey (soc.) 85.  Fernie���  Ross   (con.)   1027;    Davidson  (soc.) 788.  Esquimalt���  Sunday for Neison where she will  spend the, Easter holidays under  the parental roof,  Mr. and :Mrs. J. Rhodes and  family who have resided in Nicola  for the past year and a half left  Thursday for Canford where they  will in future reside.  J. P. McConnell addressed a  well attended meeting in Pooley's  hall on Monday evening.  Mrs. A. R. Carrington spent  last week in visiting at Canford  and Lower Nicola.  Pooley   (con.)   281;    Jackson  (lib.) 120; Jardine, (Indep. con.)  85; Oliver (soc.) 21.  Slocan���  Hunter (con.) elected.  Kamloops���  J. P. Shaw (con.) elected.  Vancouver���  George L odwick and family of  Aspen Grove intend moving to  Nicola for the summer. They  have taken the Broadbent house  on Lake View farm.  Last Saturday an Indian team  went through the ice on the lake  about two miles from Nicola. The  horses were rescued after remaining in the water about three  hours.  B.C. HORSE  Regimental Orders No. 1 by  Lieut. rColonel G. L. Fiick, commanding 2nd Regiment British  Columbia Horse. -   -   -  Headquarters, Merritt, B. C.  Friday, 29th March, 1912.  APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS AND  t RETIREMENTS  The following extracts from  District Orders No. 84 are published, for general information. .  General Order No. 29, dated 20th  February, 1912.  "2nd Regiment British Colum-  bia,Horsei^iy._ r_____ _x___���  To be   Lieut.-Colonel   and  command the   regiment   on  organization Major Charles  Leonard Flick. 8th December, lbU  To be provisional Majors on  organization; Captain Henry  Thomas Wilson and Lieutenants  Kenneth Gordon McKenzie and  Harold Halford Matthews. 8th  December 1911.  To be Captain on organization:  Lieutenant Herbert George Foster. 8th December 1911.  To be provisional Captains on  organization: Provisional Captain John Foster Paton Nash,  Lieutenanls George Rothie and  Ronald Campbell. 8rh December,  1911.  To be Captain on organization:  John Mervyn Prower, Esquire,  (late Lieutenant Hampshire  Regiment.) 8th December, 1911.  To be Provisional Captain on  organization: Lionel Buchanan  Pangman, Esquire. 8th December 1911.  To be Lieutenants on organiza-  NGINES WILL  C. P. Ft. Erect Big Storage and  Pumping  Plant at Kamloops '.  Active preparations are* being  made for the erecting of main-  moth oil tanks over the C.-P. R.'  system for the storage of oil "fuel  for the company's locomotive*,  while the work of construction  is going on at Vancouver for  similar tanks to store oil for the  Pacific Steamers.  Besides these tanks which are  to be put up in Vancouver the C.  iP. R. is beginning work  on  the  construction of a   series   of   oil-':  tanks, pumping stations and oil ���  supplying apparatus at different"  points  between   Kamloops   knd  Field where oil burning locorho- -  tives are to be used 'exclusively  after May 1, this year,   y  In charge of this construction  of tanks and pumping plants- is  Mr. J. J. Ferris, construction en  gineer. who for many years was-  a member of the engineering staff  Oil   Company f of  of the  Union  California.  At   Kamloops   there   will   be  constructed   a   600-barrel   tank1  with a 20-foot tower, a pumping-  plant with a 15,000  barrel  stor- ���  age tank.    At Notch Hill will be  placed a 1000-barrell  tank -with-  a  20-foot   tower;   at -Sioanioua.  Junction a 600-barrell'tank'-with,  a 20-fo.jt   tower;   Revelstoke   a':  600-barrel tank -with   a   20-foot  tower and a  22.000-barrell storage tank; at Rogers Pass  a 600r  ban el tank with a 20-foot, tower  and a 15,000-barrel storage tank;  at Golden a 600-barrel tank .with"  to 1600-barrel tank" witn a- 20-foot r  tower and a 15,000-barrel /storage tank. At all of the stations  will be placed a pumping- .plant  and other equipment for supplying the oil-burners with fuel.,  ^.  HEARD RESULTS AT COAST  John   P.   McConnell,   Liberal  candidate in Yale, who spent the  last four days in the valley and  yesterday   morning-  here,   was  called away to the coast by teler  gram and left on the noon train.  He probably did not learn the result of the polling until after he -  arrived in Vancouver.       -r.  Bowser  McGowan  McGuire  Watson  Tisdall  CONSERVATIVE.  R. Smith  Aid. Enright  Aid. Cameron  M. Smith  J. N. Ellis  McDonald  Read  Bennett  Pritchard  Lord  LIBERAL  5077  5018  5088  4999  4052  J  .3249  2998  2757  2755  2425  SOCIALISTS  1270  1153  1135  1085  1033  INDEP. CON.  916  Miss L. Carrington is the guest  of Col. and Mrs. Flick at Lower  Nicola.  Greer  Nelson-  McLean (con.) elected.  Victoria���  McBride, Behnsen (cons.) elected by  large majorities and Davie.  W. IT. Armstrong, of Vancouver, managing Director of the  Nicola Valley Coal and Coke Co.  was in tho'city on business connected with the mine this week.  HEROIC   VOTER  A compliment was.paid to the  Liberal candidate for Yale, John  P. McConnell, which he will probably never forget. William  A/urray who has been prospecting along One mile Creek, forty-  two miles from this city, mushed  through the snow, which in many  places reached above his knees,  to Coutlee to cast- his vote for  Mr. McConnell.; *T always said  that whenever he ran 'for Parliament in Yale I'd vote for him,  even if I had to go a hundred |  miles." he said when he artived  "and" he added "here I am."  Murray's strenuous hike showed  its effect on him, but be gained  his object. *  tion: Lieutenant Charles Francis  Mandel and Douglas Frank  Broome, 8th December 1911.  To be provisional Lieutenants  on organization: Provisional  Lieutenant Allan Edward Hing-  ston Bennett, Reginald Arthur  Sinclair Allen, Reginald Cope  Lewis and Hugh Cunningham  Morriss, gentlemen; 8th December 1911.  To be Adjutant on organization: Captain H. G. Forster, 8th  December 1911  To be Signalling Officer (provisionally) on organization: Captain J, F. P. Nash 8th December  1911  To be Quartermaster with honorary rank of Lieutenant: Alexander Blake Hogg,  gentleman,  To be veterinary officer on organization: Veterinary Lieutenant  CITY ARCHITECT  During the week it was" "decided to appoint S. B. Birds, the  Vancouver architect who designed the hospital, as architect in  charge of the municipal hall to  be erected at tne northeast eor-i  ner of Garcia street and Granite  avenue.  FARMERS' INSTITUTE BANQUET  Elaborate preparationsare being made by the management of  the Nicola Hotel to entertain the  large number of valley residents  who are expected to be present  at the banquet of the Nicola Farmers' Institute next Monday evening.   It will be recalled that  last year there were well, over a  hundred gathered round the festive board to hear speecees from  men prominently identified with '  the movement for improving methods of farming throughout the  province.   This year it is expected  that the member  for Yale,'  Alex. Lucas will be among those ;  who will deliver speeches;  arid  Herbert Horace Scotney George, in addition many others promiq.  ; John Forsyth is in Vancouver  now and may go to Nanaimo in  a short time;  J  8th December 1911  To be Chaplain  with  rank of  Captain   on   organization:    The  I Reverend James Thompson,  8th  December 1911.  General Order No. 44,  5th March 1912  To be Honorary   Lieutenant-  Colonel,  on  organization:    The  Honorable Richard McBride, Premier of  British   Columbia,   8th j  December i911.  (Signed) CHARLES FLICK.  Lieutenant-Colonel,  commanding 2nd B. C. Horse.  ent in public life will  make a3P  dresses.   Tickets to the dinner  may be  purchased   by anyone'  who wishes to attend from Messrs Strickland, Rogers,  Cleasby;  and Jackson, of this city: A/essra  Matthews and Heslop, of Nicola,  and Messrs Anthony,  Whitaker  and Woodward of Lower Nicola. -  Alderman G. Irvine went down  to Spence's Bridge oh business  last Tuesday afternoon. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday. March 29,  It 12  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription ?2.00 a year 'in  Six months $1.00  advance  J. W. ELLIS  Manager  One dollar pa inch per month f ��r regular advertising. Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   $5.00 for SO days.  Classified advertising 10 words for 25 cents  ���ztm words 2 cents.  Special rates   furnished for large contract ad  vertiBimr. _  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20  Merritt. BC.  Phone 25.  <UNION(jby)LABEO  EARLY CLOSING  Once more the employees of  local business houses are petitioning for an Early Closing Bylaw. In this instance they are  asking particularly for a half  holiday on Wednesday afternoons.  . Some time ago the majority of  the stores voluntarily gave a reduction in the hours of employment on certain days in the week.  f-Xhi the Okanagan  valley it is  customary-for all merchants to  close early every evening and to  give their employees^ a half day  off. on Wednesdays   during the  spring, summer  and   early  fall  months; this last concession being made in order that their employees may participate in the  various sports which are the diversion of the valley towns.    The  result has been that the merchants  find their employees willing workers and earning the approval of  customers.    The petition of local  employees if granted by the City  Couacil will make it possible to  to have greater patronage of the  ���various games and will ensure a  healthier morale in the community.   ' c      s-  We trust that the aldermen will  give careful consideration to this  petition arid enact an Early Closing By-law along the lines suggested at an early date.  men's Association, put the question concretely in the following  paragraph:  "With the grain farmer the  grain elevator is the marketing  place for his products, but the  dairy farmer markets his products through the cow. If there  were several available grain elevators in the community, some  of which paid twice as much for  the products grown on the farm |  as others, the grain farmer  would not be long in finding it  out and market his products Yale Land District  where they would bring . the  hignest price. But the dairy  farmer continues to market the  product of his farm through  cows of varying capacity, so far  as a profitable return is concerned. Yet the production of individual cows in the herd, and the  average production of the herd,  as affected by its individuals, is  of just as much importance to  the dairy farmer as is the best  market to the grain farmer-"  Yale Land District District of Yale  Take notice that Louis 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 followingdescribed lands  No 1. Commencing at a post planted at  the north-east corner of Lot 325; thence  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  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong'OT Store  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister aad Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  FIRE PROTECTION  The necessity for adequate fire  protection was emphasized during  the past Week by the appointment  of ia night  watchman  to  regularly J��ur the central business sectioifin order to detect any  incipient Blazes.   It is hoped that  by this means it will be possible  for the citizens to partially protect themselves from the menace  of a serious conflagration.    This,  however, is at best a makeshift  and it is of great importance that  the council.do everything possible to secure fire fighting equipment as soon as possible.  We understand that the construction of a municipal hall will  be undertaken in a short time,  the money derived from the sale  of bonds to be paid to the city's  credit as soon :as the debenture  forms haye been printed in Toronto;"- This.means that there will  belittle delay in securing efficient fire fighting equipment.  Head Office,  TORONTO    -    CANADA  Incorporated 1855.  Record for Business Year Ending 30th  November, 1911  CAPITAL - - -. ..- - $4,608,050  Increase for year 608,050  REST - - -'.'-'.'.':'.- -'.���-. 5,608,050  Increase for year 858,050  DEPOSITS     -   -  ;-'���-   ���-���    41,126,664  Increase for year 4,140,944  LOANS AND  INVESTMENTS 45,609,222  Increase for year 5,003,692  TOTAL ASSETS     -   -   -     57,067,664  Increase for year 6,753,267  Interest Paid on Savings Deposits.  MERRITT BRANGH  A. M. B. ROGERS,    - >.    MANAGER  District of Yale  Take notice that Louis 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  No. 2. Commencing at a post planted at  the north-west corner of Lot326 thence  south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,  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  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. 8 Commencing at a post planted at  the south-west corner of Lot 327, thence  north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence south 80chains, thence west 80  chains to point of commencement con-  640 acres more or less.  LOUIS H. WEBER  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  January 31st 1912. 8-12  Yale Land District District of 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 containing 640 acres more or less.  LOUIS H. WEBER  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  January 31st, 1912. 8-12  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 J. Garroch,  C C  Knight R.  Hebron  lv. R. o.  The West Yale Review, published at Hope, is blossoming out  as a larger sheet and more newsy week by week. When Steamboat bust the. Nugget looked like  ~2Tl 'goner' 'ybgtbystieking it-out  the new control, bid fair to make  it a great success,    They have a  "live bunch of publicity artists  round Hope and the-paper helps  them out.  0.   F.  Court Nicola No.  8931 meets the 2nd  and 4th Thursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  Room, Barwick  Block, Nicola, B.  C. Visiting brethren   cordially   in.  vited to attend.  Geo. L. Murray C. R.  H. H. Matthews, Sec.  Yale Land District District of Yale  Take notice that Louis 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  No. 5. Commencing at a post planted at  the north-east corner of Lot 329, thence  south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,  thence north 80 chains, thence east 80  chains to point of commencement ..con-,  taining 640 acres more or less.  LOUIS H. WEBER  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  January 31st, 1912. 8 12  Yale Land District District of Yale  Take notice that Louis 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  No.6. Commencing at a post planted at  the north-west corner of Lot 330, thence  south 80 chains,! thence east 80 chains,  thence north 80 chains, thehce 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  A.F.& AM.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  L^R^eidjLBJH_al!  th e s econd  Tuesdayof each  month at 8 p.  m. Sojourning brothers cordially invited.  S. J. Solomon Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  Now that the elections are  over<those who speculate as to  the unity of an opposition com-  pose^of J^/P McConnell, L. D.  Taylor and Maxwell Smith will  have an ^opportunity, to . see for  themselves. ���...  .'GOOD DAIRY STOCK  The. indifference that so many  farmers manifest as to the quality of their cows,   when  it   is  quality .per cow and not the number of cows that makes the profit, is the most puzzling thing of  the day. arid, age.    Why should  the farmer work;hard, all summer to   produce._ the  feed  and  then lose all.intterjest as- to quality of tHe cows:that',are-going to  take the/feed? :��� Why shoilld the  fanner show so- poor a judgement as to quality, as to: deliberately breed his: cows to a low  bred bull-when he ought to know  that,  itflHce begets like,  he has  mightyaiittle.hope of that bull.  Prof easof Fraser of the Illinois  college of Agriculture in his address before the Michigan Dairy-  Corporation of the City of Merritt.  Notice is hereby given that the Court  of Revision of the Assessment Roll of  this Mnnicipality will be held in the  City Court House on the ninth day of  April 1912 at 10 o'clock in the forenoon  Notice of any complaints must be  given to the Assessor in writing at least  ten days prt vious to the sitting of  the Court.  Dated at Merritt this seventh day of  March 1912.  HARRY PRIEST  5-8 Assessor.  Land    Act  Yale Land District. District of Yale,  Take notice that James J. Warren,  of Penticton, B. C., occupation railroad  president, intend to apply for permission to purchase the following de scribed  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at a  point 40 chains south of the north-east  corner of Lot 613, near Coldwater River, thence north 40 chains, thenco east  40 chains, thence south -40 chains,  thence west 40 chains to place of commencement and containing 160 acres  more or less.  James J. Warren.  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  Date, March 12th 1912. '   6-15  DEPARTMENT OF WORKS  Notice to Contractors  CONSTABLE'S QUARTPRS, YALE  "^Sealed't^deTsysuperscfibea^' 'TeiP*  ders for Constable's Quarters, Yale."  will be received by the ��� Honorable the  Minister of Public Works up to 12 o'clock noon of Wednesday, the 17th day  April, 1912, for the erection and completion of a f oiir-roomed timber-framed  building for constable's quarters.at  Yale, in the Yale Electoral District,  B. C.  Plans, specifications, contract and  forms of tender may beueen on and after the 27th day of March, 1912, at the  offices of the Constable in charge, Yale  B. C, the Government Agents, Ashcroft and Nicola, and the Department  of Public Works, Parliament Buildings  Victoria.  Each proposal must be' accompanied  by an accepted bank cheque or. certificate of deposit on a chartered bank' of  Canada, made payable, to the Honorable the Minister of. Public Works, for  the sum of $250, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline to  enter into con tract when called upon to  do so, or if he fail to complete thejwork  contt acted for. The cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccesful tenderers will be returned to them upon  the execution of the contract.  Tenders will not be considered unless  made out on the forms supplied, signed  with the actual signature of the ' tenderer,; and enclosed in the envelopes  furnished. .  The lowest or any tender hot necessarily accepted. '. "���'  J. E. GRIFFITH,  ,-j   /Public Works Engineer.  department of Public Works,  -:  Victoria, B.C., March 25th, 1912.  DEPARTMENT  OF LAN0S  Water Branch  In the matter of the Board of Investigation created by Part III. of the  "Water Act" for the determination of  water rights existing on the 12th day  of March 1909; and in the matter of the  following creeks in the Nic0la Water  District:���  Allan Lake.  Biche Creek.  Beaver Lake.  Beaver Creek.  Boulder Creek.  Bull Pine Creek.  Burnt Corral Creek.  Big Kid Lake.  Broom Creek.  Clapperton Creek.  Chapperon Lake.  Courtney Lake.  Coldwater River.  Chain Lake.  China Creek.  Castillion Creek.  Christian Creek.  . Cedar Spirngs.c  Douglas Lake.  Deep Creek.  Deep Lake.  Dry Lake Creek.  Dalleys Creek.  Eight-mile Creek.  Elliott Creek.  Five-mile Creek.  Flicks Creek.  Frog Creek.  Fish Lake.  Fish Lake Creek.  Fensoms Creek.  .   Guichon creek.  Graveyard creek.  Goodwin creek.  Goodwin lake.  Grouse creek.  Godey creek.  Gravel Lake.  Hamilton creek  Hobbins creek.  Hope lake.  Harry Byron creek.  Jack lake.  Jack Douglas creek.  Jubilee lake.  Jesse creek.  Jackolake.  Kozoom Kanaix creek.  Link lake.  Lauder Creek.  Lake of the Woods.  Lundbom lake.  Lindley creek.  Long lake.  Loon lake.  Mamete lake.  Mamete creek.  Minnie lake.  Missezula lake.  Murray creek.  Monroe creek.  Mountain creek.  Mill creek.  Moore creek.  Moore" creek, West branch.  Midday creek.  Marsh Meadow creek.  McDonald creek.  Mabel lake.  Nicola river.  Nicola lake.  Nameless creek.  Otter creek.  Otter lake.  Ospray lake.  - One-mile creek.. .��� ���. * '-.:-  Pike Mountain creek.  Penask lake.  Pony creek.  Petite creek.  Pothole lake.  Pike creek.  Quilchena creek.   -  Rocky Gulch.  Red Deer creek.  Richardson, creek.  Rey creek.  Range creek.  Red Canyon creek.    .  Rush lake. ���  Red creek.  Stump lakp.      ������''������  Stump creek.  ���  Salmon lake.  Salmon river.  Short creek.  Spiaos creek.  Smith creek.  Shingle creek.  Swamp creek.  Summer creek "  Sim creek.  Stumbler creek.  Spring creek.  Seventy-four-mile ere .  Sucker creek.  Sucker Lake  Spahomin creek.  Sheep creek,  Sawmill lake.    --  Trout creek.  Twenty-mile creek.  Tule lake.  Three-mile creek.  Ten-mile creek. ���  Teenaamilst creek.  Tokkos lake.  =U pper=Nicola Jake  Spring gulch north of lot 180.  Spring     100    yards     south-east      of  Gilbert Blair s residence.  Greek about one mile west of Princeton.  Lake at Strong Meadows."  Creek running onto Lot 746,   Group 1.  Spring on  north  end  of  Pre-emption  Record No. 444.  Stream quarter of a mile west of C.B.  Harris's pre-emption.  Creek which runs through M. Nelson's  ranch.  Creejc flowing from Pike Mountain. <   ���  Lakes   on   stream  flowing from   PiUe  Mountain.'  Small stream out of lake   on west side  One-mile Creek.  Small mountain stream running through  Lot 149 and Lot 150.  Small stream rising near  east   boundary of A.  Sim's pre-emption.  Mountain   stream   running through   E  Richardson's ranch.  Lake due south of pre-emption record  534.  Creek rising in swamp at rear of R.M.  Woodward's store, i ower Nicola.  Creek flowing into Nicola River, a few  hundred yards below outlet of Nicola  Lake,  and   all   unnamed    springs,   streams,  creeks, ponds, gulches,  and  lakes  tributary to or in the vicinity  of the above-named streams.  Take notice that each and every person, partnership, company, or municipality who, on the said 12th day of March, 1909, had water rights on any of  the above mentioned creeks, is directed  to forward on or before the 20th day of  April 1912. to the Comptroller of Water  Rights at the Parliament Buildings at  Victoria, a memorandum of claim in  writing as required by section 28 of said  act as amended. Printed forms for such  memorandum (Form No. 19) can be  obtained from any of the Water Recorders in the Province;  And take notice that the said Board  of Investigation intends to proceed to  tabulate such claims on or about the  20th day of May, 1912.  After the claims have been tabulated  by the Board, notice will be given of  the places and days on which evidence  and argument will be heard at local  points.  Dated at Victoria this 27th day of  February, 1912.  J. F. Armstrong.  6-11 Chairman.  >��riT�����t Time Keeping  Is after all the most desirable feature in a watch, without >t  a watch is worthless as a timepiece, no matter what price  was paid for it. You may have a costly watch that does .  not keep absolutely correct time simply because there is "a  slight flaw in the adjusting of the mechanism. Bring it  here and we guaaantee to make it right. Or if you require  a new-one we have a full line "of Elgins, South Bends, Ex-  actus and Walthams, in all grades from 7 to 23 jewels. All  of which we guarantiee to be perfect time-keepers.  JEWELERS.  TO CANADIAN ARCHITECTS  Competition   for   new   university  buildings  to   be   erected   at  point grey,   near   vancouver,  british columbia.  The Government of British Columbia  invite Competitive Plans for  the . ger-  eral scheme and design for the propofc-  ed    new   University,     together   with  more detailed Plans  for  the  buildings  to be erected first at an estimated cost  of $1,500,000.  Prizes of $10,000 will be givi-nfn. th<"  most successful Designs submitted.  Particulars of the competition nnr  plan of the site may be obtained on request from ^the undersigned.  The designs to be sent in by July 31st  1912 addressed to  THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION  Parliament Buildings,  Victoria, British Columbia.  FOR SALE  3-roomed cottage on lot 40 ft. by  120 $400. Also 4-roomed cottage on lot 42 by 170 $500. .150  cash on each, balance to arrange.   Apply News office.  Upper Nicola river.  Voght creek.  West stream.  Willow creek.  Wasley creek.  Wall creek,  ^reek about   an   eighth of a mile from  S. Cleasby's pre-emption.  Creek   running   through  B.   Moore's  pre-emption.  Creek emptying on Lot 746.  Creek   five     miles   east of   Mamete  - Lake.  Creek   crossing   south-east end  of  J.  Dunda's pre-emption.  Creek running through Lot 478, Group  Creek running ealf a mile south of Lot  478, Group 1.  Lake at head of Smith creek.  Lakes on Granite creek.  Lakes on Palmer Estate.  Lak e and creek half a mile east of A.  Gody's pre-emption.  Lake   and  creek  three  miles east of  Rochford.  Two  nameless   lakes  three miles south of  Douglas Lake Road.  Lake on Lot 477.  Lake south of Lot 534.  Lake one   mile   east  of Child's  emption in Otter Valley.  Mountain lake half a mile east of Lot  713.  Mountain lake east of John Rey's preemption.  Mountain creek one  mile   west  of   J.  Rey's pre-emption.  Stream north-west of A. F. Goodwin's  P'-e-emption.  Stream on Jesus Garcia's lot at Courtney lake.  Small stream north of lot 572.  Small creek east side of Otter Creek.  Spring creek adjacent lot 715.  Stream flowing into east end of Penask  lake.  Small creek two miles north   of  John  Marquart,s pre-emption. ,  Small creek at mouth of Canyon  west  of S. Moore's residence.  situated   some  Howse  Ranch,  pre-  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of  the Province of British Columbia, may  be leased for a term of twenty-one  years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not"more]than 2,560 acres"will be  leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in'which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyedjterritory! the land must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections,*and in unsurveyed  territory the tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applicant himself.  ���Each___appIication_must be���accomp-  anied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchant  able output of the mine at the rate of  five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such  returns should be furnished at least  once a year.    ���  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of rhe Interior.  N. B. ���Unauthorised   publication   of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets and Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merritt  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliable French regulator; never falls. These  pills are exceedingly powerful In regulating the  generative portion of the female system. Refuse  all cheap imitations. Dr. de Van's are sold at  ��fi a box, or three for $10. Mailed to any address  Th* Soobell Drag Co., St. Catharine*, Ont.  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and    Builders  MERRITT, B. L.  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  ''y '.������>���    ANDREW McGOR AN. Proprietor  DEALERS IN  Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Lime,  Cement arid all kinds building  material.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  JUST ARRIVED!  Nice Assortment of Tobaccos ard Cigars  \OGHT ST.  OPPOSITE THE MFRRITT  SUNSHINE    .THEATER. IV1E.K.I\.H 1  CHASs J. VANHEAR, Proprietor.  OLDWATER HOTEL  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  M. McInTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The "hoicest of Beef, mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh FMsh, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  .5  Nicola Valley  ^Dealers in-  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and, jPork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ��� ii  ^Manufacturers of-  Strictly High?Grade Delicious  Fresh   Fish  always  on   hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager  Vil  i,i  tvj  ill J.'.-I'A'r.t _-"_*��v- ��� i  jJ?*.JK le ______!_._��� .���-*_ _._>_>_i*_.___���._________.  M      ��/-**,_,-_T'**  *'��JWSt.  ^���ftf:M.,:^^jp.4a^^-,-: ���* Yfy��-b"*7.i*>-J?^ **���*' ��������>��� ��^-;..**^flaj&fr--:^A^lregB^g^^^^^ *"_.3__s" t  *SS*":  Friday, March 29, 1912.  THE NIGOLA VALLEY NEWS.  S  Asks the East to View Asiatic  Question as the West  Addressing the Toronto Canadian club on the question of immigration to British Columbia,  the Hon. Martin Burrell, Minister of Agriculture, urged a calm  consideration of the problem and  asked them to try and view the  Asiatic question from the standpoint of the "west: The; people  who settled" British : Columbia  have kept that province British  in traditions and spirit, and were  intensely Canadian, having the  same aims and interests as the  rest of the Dominion. He denied any harsh criticism on either  side, but pleaded most strongly  that the door ..should not be opened more widely than it is at  present. , z'.'"'���''"  STRIDES TO WEALTH  That the railway extension of  the Dominion is largely responsible, for the growth of the country^/reflected - in the statement  of'aid,given by the different J0$r.  inces givingmore liberally^jfhe  furtherance of the lines being the  ones in which there has been the  largest development.. British  Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba  have been the greatest gainers  during the last few years, both  ��� in new population and in wealth  and these are the ones which have  given the most encouragement to  the construction of railways.  A table showing the amount of  the guarantees by the different  provinces is as follows:  Dominion '.$ 52,439,865  Manitoba...:..     20,899,660  Alberta     25,743,000  Saskatchewan     11,999,000  Ontario       7,860,000'  . Nova Scotia :.      5,022.000  British Columbia.....    23,196,832  New Brunswick         700,000  Quebec  476,000  Total guarantees-. .$148,336,357  The British Columbia guarantee, of course, applies to the close  of last year, since which time the  government of Premier. McBride  has signified its'ihtentioh of still  further augmenting its support  to the railway extension in the  province.���  PROVINCIAL CONSTABLE SHOT  Early Tuesday morning, the  startling news reached Penticton  that Provincial Constable G. H.  Ashton had beeri shot through the  head by two desperadoes; named  W. J. B. James, alias Walter  Byde, and Frank Wilson; whom  he was taking to Kelowna to  stand their trial for holding up  the South Kelowna Store; kept  by Messrs. Chapter and Taylor,  on the previous Saturday. The  report also stated ?that the two  ;hien had escaped from the S. S.  Qkanagan at Peachland. carry-  ling with them the arms and ammunition found on them by Chief  of Police Roche and Constable  Aston, when'arrested at Penticton.  .: Later messages confirmed the  first wires, and added the fact  that Constable Aston had ��� been  conveyed to the Kelowna Hospital, where little hope for his  life was held out by Drs.. Huycke  Boyce and Knox, who attended  the wounded man. It was found  that a. 22 bullet had entered from  the right side of the forehead,  penetrated the brain and lodged  at the back of the skull, rendering immediate'operation impossi  NEW ALBERTA CABINET  Following is the new Alberta  Cabinet and when the nearly  chosen members go back to  their constituents for election,  it will give an idea as to how  high in favor the new railway  policy of the government stands  with the people, as this policy is  succeeding the Alberta Great  Waterways deal which . turned  the Rutherford Cabinet but of  office:  Hon. A. L. Sifton, Vermilion,  Premier, Minister of Public  Works; Minister of Telephones  and Minister of Railways.  Hon; C. W. Cross, Edmonton,  Attorney-General, formerly in  the Rutherford Cabinet.  Hon. Duncan Marshall. Olds,  Minister of Agriculture.  Hon.   Charles Mitchell,   Medi-  ^cine=Hat,=Provi n cial^Tr_e_as_ur_er  and Minister of Education.  Hon. A. J. McLean, . Lethbridge,' Provincial Secretary and  Minister of Municipalities.  Hon. R. J. Boyle,' Sturgeon,  Minister without portfolio.  -  Hon. J. L. Corte, Athab'aska,  Minister without portfoiio.    '  ble without serious danger to the  patient." . .'.  Meanwhile, James, or Byde,  and Wilson got clear awayi They  were seen to leave the Okanagan  at Peachland by> Purcer Alfred  Watson. Their manner of leaving was suspicious, and it occurred to him that he had issued  no tickets for .Peachland that  morning. On searching through  the files he found his surmise correct. Five minutes after leaving  Peachland, Mrs. Paul, a passenger on board, told Steward Shen-  cer Stovel she had heard a heavy  thud, which appeared to proceed  from the stateroom occupied by  Aston and his prisoners, and her  little boy spoke of hearing a  noise,.similar, .to, that produced  by the bursting of a paper bag  when filled with air. This happened, just as the boat was pulling into Peachland.  At this.juncture Watson arrived   on   the  scene    arid   told  Stovel   of   his   suspicions.   The  combination    of    circumstances  pointed to the escape of the prisoners, and the   excitment   was  intensified when, in answer to a  knock on the door,  groans were  heard.   An attempt to open  it  proved futile,. it beiug bolted on  the inside.    The room has another door, leading to the deck, and  the mate, Mr. J.Y. McDonald, who  was called,   found this unlocked,  and evidently the .exit by which  the prisoners  escaped.    On   entering the room it was seen at  once that a tragedy had been enacted. : ���.. Aston  was   lying with  his   head   towards    the ladies'  lounge,. covered   by   a  blanket  which   had   been   thrown   over  him, probably to avert suspicion  until'the culprits got clear away.  When raised,   he appeared to be  dead, but in answei to Mr. McDonald's    questions,    his    lips  slightly moved.       ;  MERRITT 3 - CLERKS 2.  ��� Although they led 2-0 at half  time, when full time came the  local clerks found their oppone-  nents had. beaten them out by  a point, having scored three  goals in the second spasm. During the first.;, half Billy Brown  and Bob Wilkinson got desperate  and bowled;" the:, Merritt ^goalkeeper clear. ^ver.y The kjIou'I of  dust and the protuding legs  would have made an excellent  snapshot, but no one took it.  The game was exciting from  whistle to whistle and the spectators enjoyed the best sight of  the season. Time and again the  clerks saved themselves in the  first, but in the second the superior condition of their opponents told against them. Before  the game commenced C. F  'Hooper/ took a group photo of  the Merritt team,  CANARIES IN MINES  About  fifteen  years ago  John" Scott Haldane,   who  THE DOMINION BUDGET  Ottawa, Mar. 21.���Owing to  the fact that no tariff charges  were anticipated only a moderate amount of interest was attached to the first budget delivered by Hon. W. T. White in the  House of Commons on Wednesday. The minister made a good  impression, however, and was  loudly applauded both when he  rose and when he concluded his  business-like statement. There  were some preliminaries which  delayed the commencement of  the speech until nearly 4 o'clock.  Since 1896, all the budget  statements have been made by  Hon. W. S. Fielding and the  House experienced a new sensation in hearing the figures for  the year reeled off bs* the new  minister.  In opening, Mr. White said he  would, as a new minister, request a reasonable degree of attention. He congratulated the  House on the abundant prosperity which prevailed. The financial results for the current year,  he said, had borne out the predictions of Mr. Fielding in his, last  budget speech. A surplus of  $30,000,000 had been available  for application to capital expenditure.  Mr. White noted that both  revenue and expenditure have  doubled since 1900. It was satisfactory, he said, to know that  the revenues of the years 1910-11  had paid all current and capital  expenditures but $3,773,500,  which represents the increase in  debt for the year.  For the present current year  the revenue up to the end of February has been $120,645,616. By  the end of the fiscal year he believed that it will total $136,000,  000. The total expenditures for  the year closing on March 31, on  consolidated revenue, he said,  would be $97,000,000. With a  total revenue of $136.000,000 this  would mean a surplus of $39,000,  000.  ' This great surplus was, he  said, a credit to both the late and  present governments. Both Mr.  Borden and. Sir Wilfred Laurier  could claim a share of the credit  Mr. White estimated that the  total expendiuure on the capital  account would amount to about  the same this year as last, so  that revenue would pay all expenditures for the year closing  March 31 leaving over a million  dollars to apply to the reduction  of debt.  Turning to the: fiscal year,  which opens on April 1, Mr.  White said the revenue" should  not be less than for the current  ear and would probably be considerably larger. He believed  that there would be sufficient to  provide for all current and a  large proportion of the capital  expenditure.  Dr.  had  studied conditions in Cornish col  lieries, suggested that canaries  could, be used to advantage for  detecting poisonous gasies. These  delecate-birds are very susceptible to impure atmosphere, and  can thus be use.,dto give a warning before a man 'feels the slightest discomfort'. X  The first test of canaries. in a  real mine disaster in this country  took place at the Cross Mountain  mine 'explosiony at Briceville,  Tenh. Here the government  rescuers equipped with oxygen  mak:ng machines upon their  backs and carrying caged canaries  were followed by squads of unprotected volunteer rescuers. The  birds were watched, and as long  as. they ..remained / cheerful all  was well;.but..^jj^nvji.h'ei^.'i'WingS'  began to droop and they gasped  for breath it was known that the  rnen without oxygen machines  must venture ho further.'  The canaries drew the line of  safety, and as a result no volunteer rescuers were, exposed to the  dangers of afterdamp.���Scientific American.  POLICE STATION AT YALE  Elsewhere in these columns  will be found an advertisement  of the government in which tenders are asked for a four-roomed  building to be used for police  purposes, at Yale. It is expected that the building will be completed by mid-summer.  Harness and  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  rierritt  Joseph Castilliou impounded  eiuht c.U'lv (lurine; the week.  The CMitle \v*M*e the property of  an Indian of Shulus.      ������  Open Day and Night  JO��  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Prices���the most reasonable1  in town.  Electric Restorer for Men  PhOSOhohoI restores every nervo in tho body  jy         to'its proper tension ; restores  vim and vitality. Premature der,,v i">d n'l suxunl  weakness averted at once. ��� Pho��i>honol will  _ alee yeu a new man. Price $'i a bos.-or two for  *6. Mailed to anv addr---> 1'Ho Scoboil I*rug  j Co.;8t. CatiinHiioa, out.   Millinery  Fancy Goods  arciie  MISS Mae MARRIOTT  Specialist in Ladies' Accessories.  Exclusive agent for D &��� A Corsets.  Merritt Town��ite Offices. Voght Street.  The Place to Dine  VOGHT STREET  EXCELLENT CUISINE  v Wines and Liquors.  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  of the next best.  Established  1817. Head Office    Montreal  Capital - ...        $16,000,000.00  Reserve and;Undivided Profits       $16,855,185.36  Savings Bank Department -  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING BUSINESS   TRAN ?At 11D  BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY  MERRITT NICOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open on Tuesdays and Fridays only. ^^  erritt  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the best.  In every department we aim to please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL TRADE A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  GEO. McGRUTHER, Prop.  Merritt  B. C.  We Are Thinking When a  Woman Will Marry for a Home  alone, as we are told they sometimes do, it behooves bachelors ,  who may be getting just a trifle near the age limit to give this  question of home building some sincere thought.     Of course,  we don't guarantee that a home will always turn the trick, but  we have so much faith in the quality of our lumber and other  trimmings neeried_to make':a comfortable,  cozy home thatwc  feel safe in offering the suggestion as an aid, at least.    To those  who are already married, but are   homeless,   we  say  BUILD  NOW���you'll be happy if you do and sorry if you don't,  f;or  never again will lumber  be any cheaper.    Come  in  and  lei's.  talk .this over at close range.  "There's No Place Like Home".  VANCOUVER LUMBER CO'Y.  MERRITT, B. C.  J. E. WALKER, Manager.  FOR LIVERY, EXPRESS & DRAY WORK  WE CAN MOVE  YOUR  PIANO,   HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE OR ?  YOUR   HOUSE. CONTRACT WORK A SPECIALTY --  WOOD FOR SALE  GEO.   RICH  COUTLEE AVENUE  ES'    OLD    STAND;  REAR DIAMOND VALE  STORE  HAS    INVADED    OUR   STORE  ..(.ONE   ONLY  TO  A  FAMILY,WHILE   THEY LAST  i   "N    *_  SPECIAL FOR    WITH-EVERY;-PURCHASE OF A SUIT _OF  ���***��**  ���<% ^ r> 0, n <">  ^$ifcn'"WE WILL   GIVE  GRATIS AS ABOVE  ONE OF THESE  * ^fe& HANDSOME DOLLS ���* the little ones  These dolls arc of cloth, indestructible, and will last for years with the  hardest sort of play. They will stand alone if the feet are P��>perly made.  No child can possibly break one or hurt itself in handling it. The finest kind  of a toy. Bring your children up right and teach them to play with Peabody s  dolls when kids and wear Peabody's Overalls when as men they undertake  their more serious duties in the world.  leb  li^*W  PEABODYS DOLLS  You can't get a nicer toy or plaything for your children than one  of Peabody's dolls. If they are properly made up and stuffed with  either cotton, preferred, or saw dust, they will last for years.    They  -^   .--���    ..���..���...-������...���:...:   :.-...:.::..--:-  .���:...-.-:./..r1.A.; :   ���_^   ....:-.   -       :      . . :.     _-, ������ -  ��������� -      -- - ��� -.....,-...^ ���   .' - ���-- .-�����.... m   - - -...-.: -  H    will stand all kinds of hardimrcks ancf^buse, ancT^nind you the  child can't possibly hurt itself with one of these dolls, as it can with  an ordinary doll that has breakable china head, hands and feet. If  you make the bottom of the feet properly with a piece of card  board inside, according to directions, these dolls will stand by themselves. It will only take a few minutes of some older person's time  to make up one of these dolls either on the sewing machine or by  hand, if the instructions are followed carefully, and it will give  many hours of pleasure to your little one.  This doll is given away with the compliments of the  PEABODYS COMPANY, LTD.  Canada's largest overall manufacturer, at Walkervilie, Ontario.  i;  1)0* I  r *-f--**-*   -.*���1  It     _ f^-       jW*i  ���t___S���^������i-.i 3_1_-  :vy  s'St-.--^?  v��*-  I        _fI- n* ���*_ ���  .���ikUIHBlBaJbi  *        ������     ���  ���_��� ���      *������        v  ..  ���i ruii^f-*��� i���!���*���  "jT1** J5   O'-k'    "Ai*^w---JV      _���    T"_S   ���_      _��_.���  ilffl1    ffl Ml Jl  **-   *  ��� -        ���%       �����     ���-    ���-ri   - ���  -^ ���i   i_.        i  t^  _v- ii_��.* - - - ? '     -"'Sl  .��itV.  ''������."I'i'/ji'.,^  . ' \7  I;V,-  );  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  -._���.w.��-  Come in and inspect this new ship*  ment.    We have tnem from 10c  A. F. RANKINE  Druggists.  Doubts as to the whereabouts  of Eli Larson, of Aspen Grove,  were set at rest last week when  it wasjfound he had been confined to his cabin through illness.  He had not been seen for over  six weeks and it was feared he  had had some, mishap.  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  R, Whitaker was  business last week.  in town on  Dick   Hoskins   left   for  coast on Thursday's train.  the  M. L. Grimmett, A. W. Strickland and J. B. Radcliffe returned  from the Vancouver bonspiel on  Sunday's train.  Our Lilloet correspondent informs us that Bob Pollard is in  paradise. All he has to do is to  drop a fly into the lake up there  and he lands a three foot Dolly  Varden. George Irvine reported  the trout fi rce at Mamette lake  last summer, so ferocious you  had to hide behind a tree to bait  your hook. They're more digni  fied at Lilloet.  ~���o-  H. H..Matthews was in town  oh business during the week.  Jesus Garcia this week returned from a fortnight's visit to  Harrisson Hot Springs. He has  benefitted wonderfully from the  treatment he received there.  Harry Hunter left for Vancouver today. A large number of  his many friends were at the station to bid him farewell.  G. B.Armstrong paid a visit  to Petit Creek on Wednesday.  Sid Morgan was in town from  Canford Mills during the week'  H. W. Sutcliffe was taken sick  last week and removed to the  hospital. His numerous friends  anticipate a speedy recovery-  Mrs. J. W. Kerr is expected to  return from Vancouver to-morrow night.  Mrs. Leversidge this week received the sad intelligence of the  death of her father, Mr. Mitchell.  He died in England last week.  William Hawkes, of Quilchena,  passed through the city  today.  Mrs. A. S. Howes has been confined to her home for the past |  fortnight, suffering from an in  jured foot.  Mrs. H. Addes,  was taken to the  this week;  of Kamloops,  local hospital  Mrs. J. A. McDonald, of the  Victoria Rooms, has returned  from a visit to Lytton,  Dan Munro went up to Nicola  on Monday evening to attend the  Liberal meeting. He says that if  he were Demosthenes he'd take  the stump.  Friday, March 29, 1912  Plumbing    nd  Steamfitting  NHM CLASS TIN-  SHOP--Repairing of  till kinds done.  SEC OND HAND PURN-  ITURt AND  STOVES  Wc by ctnyfhing you  wish fo sell end sell  cmyfliiiuj you wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  aece  Central Hall, Merritt, B. C.  onday  April 8th  Under the Auspices of the  Ladies'   Auxiliary   of the  Nicola Valley General  Hospital  Supper will be served in the  Coldwater Hotel.  Tickets Couple $2.50  Extra Ladies   $1.25  The officers and men of "D"  Squadron will present Sergeant  E. Pearce and his wife with a  silver service, as a token of esteem, when the members attending the Cavalry School of Instruction at Winnepeg, return to the  valley.  Hon. Richard McBride M. P. P. whose administration of the  affairs of British Columbia was overwhelmingly endorsed by the  voters yesterday. When next session commences he will probably  face a unanimous house. It is not expected that the member for  Nanaimo will remain as the sole opposition member.  Hiss Howse and Mrs. Durland  were down from Nicola during  the week.  Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Boyd, R.  McDonald, G. F. Ransom, W. K.  Hyslop and Rev. J. A. Petrie returned from the Vancouver bonspiel on Tuesday evening.  There will be no dance at Middlesboro tomorrow night. A football  match will be played on Sunday morning instead.  Mr. Joseph Collett, reported  the wood cutting business brisk  On Monday afternoon.  James Simpson has purchased  a saddle horse and become an ardent devotee of equine sports.  Major Husband,    commanding Vernon Squadron of the B. C. Horse,  was  killed by falling from his  horse  when  of   Quil-  returning from  manoeuvres at. Winni-  Spence's  peg on Wednesday afternoon.   He was  Bridge last Monday, returning to Z?ry P��PuIar with a�� *he members of  Nicola the <?amP dav hlS re^,ment who will deeply regret to  in icoia tne same day. hear of hig untimely end  Lawrence   Guichon,  chena,   went down to  Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jones  have moved into the house formerly occupied by Mr. and Mrs.  Z. Kirby on Nicola avenue east.  Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Collett of  Lower Nicola were in the city  visiting friends during the week.  H.;B. Armstrong, of Gillespie's  Ltd. Vancouver, arrived in the  city on Monday night's train,  Curley Fraser returned from  Lytton after a brief visit to that  "mainline metropolis." He was  asked how he liked the town.  "Nixey for me." That was the  way'he put it.   O-  Tom Smith returned from  Kamloops on Monday evening.  He took an Indian prisoner  the saol there.  to  On Saturday afternoon local  riding enthusiasts held a paper  chase R. Campbell and Mrs. F.  Slough, the hares, being pursued  by Mr, and Mrs. Rogers and  Messrs Taylor and Phillips.  Ih the current issue of .the B.  C. Magazine there is a tale of  treasure trove in Quebec by Ed.  N. Clark.  Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Brown, of  Middlesboro will leave for a visit to Scotland about the middle  of next month..  to  4-V..C.  A. B. Kennedy went down  T awtam. hXiA/vl**      r����i____Vk��oi*___|oa  week to complete the installation  of the electric light plant for D.  'Dodding.  *The dancing class at Middlesboro is so successful now that  the prime movers in the institution have decided tc make it permanent.  ' ������ '   ���.  J, T. Powers, of Canford, who  has contracted for several million feet of logs for the Nicola  Valley Pine Lumber Company,  was in town on business to-day.  There are two "Tom Smiths"  doing night patrol work in the  city now. One the municipal  constable, the other a watchman  employed by the business men to  watch local stores for danger of  fires.  Chief Inspector of Mines Thomas Craham and Inspector T.  Morgan left on Tuesday to examine workings of the Princeton  Coal-and=Land=company-at=Prin-  ceton, and the Columbia Coal &  Coke company at Coalmont,  Hugh McGuire is one of the  many capitalists who have been  made in Lytton. The ball he  gave to open the new fifty thousand dollar hostelry brought people from every town east and  west of Lytton on the mainline  and quite a few from this city.  _ Robert Henderson has returned from a tour of the British Isle? and eastern Canada and the  United States full of enthusiasm  4tfll for the mining prospects of  the Nicola Valley.  To hear Frank Barnes and Sid  Mearon talk you'd think they'd  been taking lessons from John  Pecksniff McSwain, promoter of  Barnes   City,   the   Whale   Milk  Corporation and many other enr  terprises   of  great   magnitude.  Since this duette returned from  Lillooet they have been talking  about '59 and '62 as though they  led the Cariboo disturbance and  got hung up when the tide went  back to New Westminster.    Any  one of the sixty-three oldest inhabitants of Lillooet would have  a job to keep track of the dates  they quote,   They talk about the  crooked trail to Lytton. but we'll  wager it's got nothing on Voght  street, when the moon and the  pioneers are full.   Next thing we  know Frank will be promoting  wildcats instead of cinch competitions.     However  if  they   do  start smelters we suggest they  get the Irish ballad singer and  Billy Kettles for the hot air.    Of  course if the cinch competitions  fall through Lunn will be out of a  job.   And if Lunn's out of work  Charlie Vanhear will be worried. |  We'd advise Charlie to start Lunn  at work counting the numbers of  haircuts and shaves Johnson and  Brown-innicronnhe^isiting'Half  breeds, on Monday morning say.  If he gets thirsty Charlie has lots  of soft stuff he can peddle him.���  Our new reporter.  phate and 200 pounds of sulphate of potash, which will snal-  yze out about 3 1-2 of nitrogen,  71-2 phosphoric acid and 13 per  cent, of potash. This can be  taken as a rgood general, all  round, potatoe fertilizer, and will  probably give results on a greater variety of soils than any other  combination.  In Maine, which produces the  highest yield per acre of any  state in the Union, a 4-6-10 fertilizer is very generally used. I  remember some years ago in  talking with a. manufacturer of  fertilizers in the Maritime provinces, he told me he did not license a formula like the above in  Canada, but did in Maine; and  when asked the reason said the  Maine people knew what they  wanted and were willing to pay  for it. The Maine potato grower  uses from 1,500 to 3,000 pounds  I per acre,  In New .York State, another  heavy potato growing state, a 2-  8-10 fertilizer is more generally  used than any other. Where  barnyard manure is available, a  thousand pounds of a 1018 goods  FOR SALE  3-roomed cottage on lot 40 ft. by  120 $400. Also 4-roomed cottage on lot 42 by 170 $500. 150  cash on each, balance to arrange.    Apply News office.  ual Fire Insurance Company  Pounded  under   the  Farmer's  Institute ten years.  Cheapest Rates in B. C.   on all  ,  farm property.  Sonnd.      Safe.     Reliable.  for rates apply to  R. WHITAKER, Agent.  Lower Nicola.  Stores       $16 a thousand  Farm Property   $4 a thousand  EGOS  FOR   HATCHING  Hardy, Healthy. Heavy Layers  are the bird< you want.  Our  R >��e-c mb   Wnite   LegVirn*   a-��>  ill this.    On- lii-st   in;ib;iti  n   showed  j. e if.   fertility   of  !��E.gs   thi-s   ��e:w-��-i  Jrd_r at once if y. u   want  sittings  agl*.     $3.00 for lb.  Willow Grange Fbrm  CANFORD, B. C.  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.  H. J. BARWICK  M EELITT and KICOl A.  1 ^^'^^w^m^m^mhMmii^imxs^  A     B. KENNEDY  AGENT FOR  Pitmer Gasoline  Lighting System  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and TOTTTTJE AVE.  Victoria  McDonald Block  mm  Quilchena Ave  Finest Furnished Modern Rooms in the  City.  All outside rooms and well lighted by  electricity.  For rent by day week or month.  mrs. j. a. Mcdonald  Proprietress.  Nicola Farmers' Institute  Second Annual Banquet  will be held at Nicola Hotel at 8 p. m. April 2nd. Tickets may be obtained from A. W. Strickland, A. N. B. Rogers, A. Jackson and H. S.  Cleasby, Merritt; T. Heslop and H. H. Matthews, Nicola; M. Woodward, R. Whitaker and R. G. S. Anthony, Lower Nicola.  Committee in charge; A. W. Strickland, A. N. B. Rogers, A, Jackson. Prominent Speakers, members and government officials, will deliver addresses on matters of importance.  Tickets $1.00 Each.  H. R. H. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  F. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S.. B.C.L.S  Christie & Dawson  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch        -       Ashcroft, B. C.  Wcslci-n Lines  Train leaves 13.05 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.15.  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation "r e s e r v ed  and complete passage booked to any part of Great Brit*  ain or from . Great Britain  to Canada. If sending  for your friends j purchase  your ticket here and avoid  the risk of sendinsrjgmGney.  For rates and sailings apply  to  p. H.-purrcR  Agent . Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  H. W.;BRODIE   ;  General  Passenger' Agent  ���  Vancouver, B.C.  CITY  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA flVENUfe  v  Newly established throughout. J        ,  Best of Furnishings.    -     , -    Spacious Rooms.  Excellent accommodation.    -   Well .lighted tl i'ci{l cut.  ChoicejJLiquorsCand Cigars.  Special attention   to  commercial,' trade.  Rates $1.50 per day.    Special Rates by the month  ANDREW HOGGAN,  PROPRIETOR  Hugh Fraser is reported to be  still on the sick list at Lytton.  Shorty Fessler can sympathize  with him. He'd better strike  Jack Hunter for a job when he  gets well enough to work again.  Or maybe Zeb Kirby will take|  him on as his assistant. It's a [  wager this makes Hugh sore.  A TOKEN OF ESTEEM  The business men of the city presented Mr. and Mrs. Ruark with a solid  silver tea service last Friday afrernoon  They left on Sunday 'for Yale, where  Mr. Ruark has been appointed agent.  The presentation was a token of appreciation of Mr. Ruark's unfailing  courtesy while acting as operator of  the C. P. R. here. Mayor Reid and  Alex Lucas M. P. P, made appropriate  remarks when the presentation was  made. While wishing them success in  their new home their many friends will  regret that Mr. and Mrs. Ruark have  been transferred from this city.  ten per cent of phosphoric acid,  eight of potash, is generally  used. ���Canadian Horticulturist.  Charles L. Betterton, the mil-  lionait*"rancher of Aspen Grove,  (Skived in the  city  Wednesday  , flv^ning, coming from his ranch  via Nicola.   He left  yesterday  for Victoria and expects to return, again about the middle of ���  April.    While here he stayed at will be pleased to  the Victoria Rooms.                    I early return.  Louis Anderson will leave for  Seattle next week to meet. Mrs.  Anderson. The latter spent tne  past seven months in Colorado  undergoing treatment for pulmonary trouble. She is quite  well again, and her many friends  hear   of  FERTILIZERS FOR POTATOES  Recently    the   average  gain  from 750 pounds of a complete  fertilizer used in 107 experiments  in Canada was   85   bushels  per  acre, which at 50 cents a bushel  for the potatoes and retail prices  for the fertilizer would leave a  gain of $28 per acre after deducting the price of the fertilizers.  The fertilizer used was a mixt-  her I ure of 150 pounds of nitratd of  J soda, 400 pounds of acid phos-  ��� Merritt,-B. C.  March 28th, 1912.  Editor "News", Merritt, B. C.  Dear Sir:���Would you kindly  correct the mis-statement made  in your Mast issue to the effect  that I was acting for The Diamond Vale Collieries Ltd. at the  Inquest last week.  I was not representing that  company.     y  Yours truly,  J. A. |Maughan.  [We take pleasure in making  the correction requested by Mr.  Maughan���Ed.]  ANGLICAN CHURCH  Palm Sunday, Mar. 31.  Merritt���3 p.m.  Nicola���7.30 p.m.  Sunday School.  Nicola���9.30 a.m.  Merritt���2.30 p.m.  Good Friday,1 April 5th.  Merritt���3 plm.  Nicola���8 p.m.  J. Thompson,  Vicar.  ���1  1  ���I

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