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Array i---^-- ������-Tr_->j3-!^=J.iT.:-.-^rL';..3��-8?--'   ������������-v  Vol. 3, No 7  MERRITT, B.C., AtfARCH^, 1912  Price 5 Cents  Just take a dance at those Sfioes  you are wearing.  Now we want to call your attention to what we haye  to offer you for Spring and Summer.  It is not too early to give this your attention, and our  lines are correct and seasonable.  Oxford  Are as a rule the favorite shoe for Spring  and Summer wear, and  our assortement includes  Pat. Leather, Tan,  Gun Metal. In either  lace Or button.  We are showing the ordinary top shoe in���Pat. Leather, Tan, Gun  Metal and Kid, either in lace or button, high heel and toe, also the  English last in the low heel and toe.  We have not overlooked the working man's shoe, and our lines are  complete in every description and specially adapted for their proper  wor. ,  Coroner's Jury Investig  Diamond Vale Disaster  Verdict of Accidental Death With  Strong Riders Added.  1    ���  M^ko  2* CO.  Men's Clothing. Furnishings, Boots and Shoes.  THE JURY'S VERDICT  We, the undersigned members of the  sworn jury, after viewing thc bodies of  Henry Grimes, John Pattie, John Hogg,  William Herd, William Baxter, Frank  Kallia and John Templeton and examining the scene of the disaster of March  7th at the Diamond Vale Collieries and  hearing the evidence of witnesses unanimously agree that deceased met their  death by the explosion of gas combined  with coal duet coming in contact with a  naked light in the Diamond Vale Collieries.  We further find, ns a rider, that there has. been  manifested by the management gross negligence  through not providing efficient equipment and  ths disposition to evade the rules specified in thc  Coal Mines Regulation Act.  We further find that there has been laxity upon  the part of the Inspector of Mines in not seeing  that the forms of the said act were strictly enforced.  (Signed)    J. A. MENZIE, Foreman.  ANDREW McGORAN.  R. S, BROWN.  W. R. LANGSTAFF.  J. R.VEALE.  S. BEZLEY.  G. IRVINE.  G. H. TUTILL, M. D. Coroner.  Extract from evidence :���  ' 'Do you consider the mine a  well equipped one?���No, certainly not.  Do you consider that this mine  was properly equipped and regulated and well ventilated, taking  it on the whole?���No. I don't  consider it a properly equipped  and regulated mine.  Why I asked you is it was given  in evidence that there was not  enough power to run the fan and  haul up coal from the mine at the  same time. Is that right?���As I  understand it there was not enough power to run the fan full  power and. haul coal from the  mine at the same time!;'' f  The above questions, put by  Alderman George Irvine, a member of the Coroner's jury, and  replied to by Chief Inspector  Thomas Graham, contained the  I  r  t  Vote for a Resident of Yale on  March 28th.  ALEX LUCAS  solicits your approval of his work.  ALEXANDER LUCAS, M. P. P.  Conservative.  During sixteen months Alex Lucas  has secured $322,000 for works in  Yale.  His Record is His Reccomendation.  i  solution of the problem with  which the jury were, confronted  when they commenced their investigation of the disaster in the  Diamond Vale Collieries on March  7th 1912, last Tuesday afternoon.  The investigation took place in  Central Hall, and from beginning  to end there was a crowd of over  two hundred in constant attendance.  The Department of Mines was  represented by Chief Inspector  Thomas Graham, Inspector Morgan, W. Fleet Robinson, government mineralogist, /and  Harold  Robinson, barristeriof��� Victoria.  The   Diamond    Vale    Collieries  Limited by T.  J.  Smith,  president of the Company and J.  A.  Maughan, solicitor.; In addition  James   Ashworth,   inventor   of  several safety lamps, the author  of numerous authoritative works  on coal mining and one of the  greatest living coal mining experts, was present to make a report on the conclusions he formed  from a thorough examination  of  the workings after the accident.  A feature of great importance  in connection with 'the inquest  was the announcement  of  the  conclusions   reached by  Messrs  James Ashworth, Fleet Robinson  and Thomas Graham as to the  nature of the accident in which  the men were killed.    They are  agreed that it was an "Inflama-  tion" rather than what is technically known as an "Explosion."  In other words that,'.the damage  was done not by. the' ignition of a  quantity of inflamable gas alone  but   by   the ignition first   of   a  small amount of fire damp with  the subsequent almost simultaneous-ignition -of-coal; dust;.���It  was their opinion that there was  not present a sufficient amount of  fire damp to cause the damage  unless strengthened by the explosion of the coal dust.    Mr.  Ashworth estimated that the heat  engendered by the - inflamation  was not over 900 degrees Faren-  heit; while in the case of an explosion the heat would be as high  as 3000 degrees.    In  support of  this he produced samples of coal  dust caked and not exploded, and  the cap which was worn by William Herd at the time of the accident, which was charred a little  on the outside, while paper on  the inside was unburnt.  In all twenty witnesses, having more or less information on  the subject of the accident and  the conditions of working the  mine, were examined; the information being elicited by examinations by Messrs. H. Robinson  and J. A. Maughan, and by Coroner Tutill and the jurors; ly J.  Seymour, of Victoria, took a ver-  Batim report^fltHe^vidence-f6F  the Provincial Government for  purposes of record.  Benjamin Browitt, superintendent of the mine, was the first  witness examined. His testimony occupied the court for about an hour. He stated that  Henry Grimes, employed as fireman in the mine, was a thoroughly competent man. He did  not think it necessary for Grimes  to have held a certificate as he  regarded the mine as a prospect,  contending that it had not reached such a stage in development  as to bring it, within the provisions of the Coal Mines regulation  Act. Grimes had always been  particularly conscientious and  made his reports regularly. He  went into the mine about 6.45  every morning and examined the  workings and the miners went  on shift at eight o'clock. Sometimes Grimes' examination of the  workings took an hour and sometimes a little longer. The accident occured about a quarter to  ten. Grimes usedj to pass his  men in at the siding or fire station and then when he came up  for dinner would write his report  in a book kept for the purpose.  There was considerable argument between witness and ���government officials as to whether  JHavelli=Kostel.=  the mine   was   a   mine   in   the  strict sense or only a mine  prospect.    Witness stating that he  had asked to be notified in writing when the mine  came under  the Coal Mines Regulations Act.  The officials contended   that   it  had come under   the   Act   automatically.     Witness   contended  that not being under the act it  was not necessary to have all the  appliances required in the  rules  and regulations.   The mine was  well ventilated and he  considered that there was plenty of power  in the boiler for the work  that  was being   done   in   the   mine.  The mine was considered one  of  the safest in the province.    He  thought that the fact of the two  men in 13 and 14 chutes having  safety lamps was an  indication  that  Grimes   wanted   tnem   to  work with them.    After examining  the places for gas  Grimes  went in with the men who .were  to work in them.    That  was his  habit.    There were 18 men working underground and three above  on the day of the accident.    Witness showed   by   plans   of   the  workings where the accident had  occurred and where the damage  had been done.    He described  the effects of the inflammation  upon the-men killed and injured.  He considered an hour  sufficient  time for a proper examination of  the workings by   the  fire-boss.  His evidence of the work undertaken after the explosion in regard to temporary repairs  was  the same, aa   described   in   accounts of   the   rescue.    Rescue  apparatus was not   kept   at the  mine, but there was   an   ambulance box on hand at   all   times.  He thought the direction of the  explosion was from  the east to  the west,    Gas had been found  in the mine in very small quantities before, not enough to give  trouble at all and did not think  safety lamps   necessary   in   the  workings at any time.--The men  used open lights.   Thought  the  explosion due to ignition of gas  by   naked lights.    He had told  T. J. Smith that he thought the"  mine   would soon  come within  the act and that he   had   asked  to be notified   in   writing.    The  inspector promised him he would  do that.    He had been told that  when he produced a certain tonnage it would   come   under   the  act.    He had never before had  an accident in mines under his  management.     In   replyto7 a  question from juryman Irvine he  stated that no man had refused  to work that day.    He had discharged a   certificated  fireman  for he said in reply to   a  question   from;  Foreman Men zie.  Dr. Williams gave evidence as  to the effects of the explosion upon the bodies of John Hogg, W.  Herd, W. Baxter, Henry Grimes  Frank Kallia, John Pattie and  John Templeton. Also on the  men injured,   Henry Hogg   and  His Record His Best Recommendation.  Well over four hundred  people crowded the Central Hall  on Tuesday evening when Hon.  Richard McBride and Hon. W.J.  Bowser spoke here in the interest of Alex. Lucas. The Premier made but a brief speech in  which he dwelt upon the record  of the government and paid a  high tribute to the abiilty of Mr.  Alex. Lucas, who is opposed by  J. P. McConnell. The Premier  advised the electorate not to experiment with the stewardship  of an exponent of yellow journalism. Mr. Bowser picked the  Liberals' so-called 'platform' full  of holes.  The premier spoke rather  strongly on the subject of accid-  entsjn coal mines and concluded  that '.'we wiil seek out the men  responsible for this accident and  punish them to the full extent  of the.law." Not all the mines  in the province, he said, were  worth the life of one miner.  He Concluded with a strong  appeal for the electors to support Mr. Lucas.  Mr. H. S. Cleasby, president  of the,local Conservative Association, occupied the chair for the  evening, on the platform with him  being besides Hon. Richard McBride and Hon. W. J. Bowser  and Alex Lucas, Messi-s Morgan,  Paton-and Fairclough.  In his opening remarks the  chairman was very brief, pointing out the imperative necessity that the ministerial party  should catch a train at eleven o'clock made it impossible to hear  extended speeches. He called  upon Mr. Lucas, who received a  great ovation.  --"In^opening Mr5 Lucas1 took.occasion to again express his sympathy with those who were ber-  The value to be decided by a valuator  appointed by the Commissioners. The  loans bea ing interest at the rate of 4  1-2 payable half-yearly and extending  over a period up to 30 1-2 .years a sum  equal to 6 per cent, on the amount borrowed will pay off principa and interest  in 311-2 -years. The loans may be  paid off at any time by paying the interest up to the date of re-payment  and the balance of the principal then  remaining due.  In some of the   other-States,   New  South Wales for instance, none  of the  principal is paid during  the  first  five  (5) years, but in next succeeding twen  ty-five (25) years.  The total number of applications received by the Commissioners from  December 24tn 1896, to June 3Qth 1911,  9407 amounting to a total of ��4,612,956  total number of  applications granted,  6770 ��2,906,515;   total  number of  applications for which reduced amounts  were offered but not accepted.. 1187  ��819,165; total number of applications  declined 1500 .... ��705,870, Of the  loans granted ��1,599,858 have been repaid leaving outstanding current loans  on the 30th June, 1911, amounting to  ��',306,657. As security for.this, sum  the Comissioners hold first mortgages  on improved farm property valued by  their own appraiser at ��2,962.445.  The amount of farm property acquired by foreclosure���nil. s  Reserve fund over and above- working expenses to provide for any possible loss ��84,768.  On the 30th Jnue,  1911,   there  were '  only six (6) farmers in arrears and'the  total amount of  arrears   amounted  to  ��68. 8s. lid. " "*'    -  Results. On the 20th June*-: 1S0O"the'-;  land under cultivation in Victoria wbs .  2,868,305 acres. On the 3Cth, }f09, it  was 4,063,801 acres; an ine; eased . ^rea  brought under cultivation in nine ' (9)  years of 1,195,496 acres which-' is' an  amount almost equal to the total amount brought under cultivation in .the  state for the 100 years ending the SOth  June, 1890. , .   ,  Bowser paid his compliments to" Mr. J.  P. McConnell at the meeting here". -!  Mr. Bowser had remarked-it Rossland that his own constituency-seemed  to have gone into the export business,  and mentioned Messrs. Taylor, Petti-  piece and McCornel.  The great difficulty with  these-men  of fame, he   remarked,   has -been, to  trace back their history from the [time  of their youth.   It was  hardly necess- '  ary to .tell you, he said, of Shakespeare  arid of-the*coritroversy:asto-the>iAKor-'7  ship of the plays attributed   Wirim"/ I-  have for this reason," continnedVthe 'At-'  torney-General,  always.' thought' "well  eaved  by  the sad   accident   of  March, 7th.      He said he  would  f trace the historyof any pubjic.nnw  ,     ���     ",       ,   , ___���_!_ -i    I have encountered before he dies;-sol.  leave the statement of the rail- have taken g,.eat pains to. trace/the-.  history of Mr. McConnellwho will' die  on March 28th. I find ' that*"'iri'"'his  youth he was first *apprenticed*7j*to a..;  gentleman who manufactured ;gravestones. (Laughter.) In this, connection it seems quite fitting that he should  have associated with him Mr. Norcross  who since he is nndertaking the-'campaign for the Liberals ��� in Vancouver,  may be styled the Liberal  undertaker.'--  way policy to the premier, but  wished to refer briefly to one  part of it, that of the purchase  of the lands of the B. C. Southern  and Columbia and Western railways for forty cents per acre.  Four years ago he had cruised all  that land and he had placed an  assessment valuation on them of  James Sullivan, engineer at the  mine, said he saw Grimes go  down to work at ten minutes to  seven on the morning of the accident. He had then two safety  lamps lit. He described the  damage done to the return airway, the fan being blown out.  The fan had been right at the  doorway of the airway Smoke  and dust came out of the main  slope after explosion. He described what he had done to try  to. aid those below, He had been  in charge of the fan. It ran  about 100 to 110 revolutions per  Continues on Lust Page.  Announcement  \  Meetings will be held   in   the  interests of the  Liberal  candidate John P, McConnell at  Nicola on March 25.  Merritt        "       26.  Lower Nicola    "       27.  when  Mr.  James Murphy  Mr. M. L. Grimmett  Mr. John P. McConnell  and other speakers will  address  the electors on the important issues of the day.  Opposition Speakers Invited  ��� Seats Reserved for Ladies-  fifty cents per acre, on the  the average of the whole. His  reasons for doing this were as  follows: The Great Northern  had sold the portion of the lands  not used by the.R.R. of the Nelson and Ft. Shepherd grant to a  man for five cents per acre. He  had taken it to St. Paul and syndicated it there. This syndicate  had netted since an average of  one dollar per acre for what they  had sold, and consider that of  the unsold portion they shall net  two dollars an acre. For this  reason it is reasonable to assume  that the=government-are-not=act-  ing unwisely in purchasing the  lands at forty cents per acre.  They will be worth much more  than that to the people of B, C  Referring to what he had been  enabled to secure for Yale in the  House. Mr. McConnell was asking what he had done for Yale.  This was his answer, the record  of his sixteen months membership:���Since he was elected five  new schools have been built at a  cost of $20,000; $12,000 had been  expended upon hospitals; $40,000  on bridges; $90,000 on roads and  trails: for 1912 he has secured  $40,000 for bridges, $20,000 for  public puildings. A total for the  sixteen months of no less than  $322,000. In addition to this  over twenty millions would be  expended in the constituency on  railway construction.  He then dealt with the Credit  Foncier System of long term  loans in force in the State of Victoria and the other States of the  Commonwealth of Australia.  Act No. 1481 passed December 24th,  1896, established this system in Victoria.  The Act provides for the management of the system by five commissioners and an Inspector-General.  The Commissioners may issue mortgage bonds. Such bonds are guaranteed by the Government. The money  raised by the sale of such bonds is  loaned to farmers on first mortgage in  sums of not less than ��50 and not  more than ��2; 000 to any one borrower  and up to 60 per cent, of the value of  the farm property offered as  security.  while Mr. McConnell is the .-tombstone  maker for the great Liberal funeral to  take placf on March 28. (Laughter.)  We can jnst imagine with what great  glee he may be even now carving- an  epitaph for Mr. L. D. -Taylor .who dies -  in Rossland on the��same day as Mr.  McConnell dies in Yale.      ' -- '���'"  Then take another liberal candidate,  Mr, Maxwell Smith, who, in the recent  controyersey, referred to Mr. McCon-  nel by the endearing term of polecat.  You can understand what epitaph Mr.  McConnell will put on his .-tomb.  (Laughter.) Nearly all men .in. public  life have nicknames. For instance, we  have on the platform 'Dewdney Dicg'  tHerrwe_have~"our_old���friend���nLr^3Qa*r-  eph Martin always known as 'Fighting  Joe' and we have the late but not very  much lamented John Oliver, known as  'Honest John' while the chairman,  is known throughout the province as  'Charlie' Semlin, so it is meet that we  should give Mr. McConnell tne name  of 'Tombstone' McConnell. (Laughter!)  He is to die and where shall we  bury him? Why, in - Yale, of coarse,  in the Coquahalla pass, of which he  has talked so muph and where he will  be buried by our railway policy 6n  March 28th. :   '  I saw in a newspaper that he became hoarse after speaking an hour,  and no doubt he will be hoarser if he  speaks longer, so we will write this  epitaph above him:  "Because   his  words   were  loud   end  coarse, '  Brave Bruce's toroat grew   sore  and  hoarse,  And thus it comes his 'Sun' has set;  Althhough   the   'World'   is   wobbling  vet." ' "    '  He added that he did not. think they  were going to send a man of McConnell's stamp to Victoria. While there  was such a thing as gratitude he believed the people of Yale would ' show~  it by supporting thegovernment which  had done so much to develop, the district. ���   . :.  Mr. mcConnell had made the insinu*  ation in his paper that if the public  accounts committee had been called to-  getner it might be found that the gov-  ernmeut had made a payment on account of the guarantee to the Canadian  Northern. That was an insinuation only  Mc-Connell tould make, as the government had never spent a cent on the  Canadian Northern, and. would never  hrve to, af they were too well secured^ '^nt 'ft**'* "^"V  Af*  1     UtEL.   mJS.m^.J'  ���_-���*=-_ i^  ��� - ���       ~ ���/ _ ���  ���I -       1   ��� I I"    !  1  l"    " A*       "--Mf? ��� *"JT?    ���  ���-v ^?> -r-*-*,i-fei> *? ���**,*'��� y-ji��a.-j4* u-- E>fcrv-Be_r*r";'rr*.'  ^3^i  .���"������ ������ *vjw*m *��� -" * "r-'��TiiiiBb " I'lrJ ��� if irfiiiiir jir*J!i��-nri _*  -**--- -,   _���* -*"��� ���  *Wff  *    ��� ' T*      ."-   ��� " JJa.nl   II        ��. -i iTI      I      iiiJX���a- liT        ift.riniil  ���-*-    ' " -^ - *���     -<     * -**��      ������������    ������ ���   *   ' ir*' ���     ���"     ���**- ���*��������* r ...-a..  f> ���. .     ��������� jr*     - j-   -.-.A ������      --.--I*.,    ,,��� ,,_{,_ t Jr     --   ���   ���-   .jg.���  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, March 22, 1912  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  1   PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year in  Six months $1.00  advance  J. W. ELLIS  Manager  Ome dollar per inch per montn for regular ad-  vartiains: Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   15.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising 10 words for 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.  Spaclal rates  furnished for large contract ad  Tcrtisinir. ...  " Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt. BC.  Phone 25.  submit a concrete proposal to  the ratepayers. We believe that  the recommendation of the en-  gineeers is reasonable and economical and the citizens will expect that active work in connection with these necessary undertakings will be commenced this  year. Water systems are essential to the welfare of a community and lighting the streets  is of prime importance.  .���A  CORONER'S JURY  .;"-'-."H- Elsewhere in these columns will  ��� be found the account of the investigation of the causes which  led to the death of seven men in  the Diamond Vale Collieries on  March 7th.  The verdict of the jury was arrived at only after hours of careful consideration of the evidence  adduced at the hearing on Tuesday and Wednesday.    We believe  that their report fully covers all  the requirements of their undertaking.     They were extremely  painstaking in eliciting any information   which   w,ould    assist  them in arriving at a solution of  a very difficult problem and the  .thanks of the community are due  to Coroner Tutill and the Government representatives for the im-  -   partial   manner in   which   they  conducted the investigation.  One of the matters in connection with this investigation, on  , .wjiich it is pleasant to reflect, is  \ >the . fact   that   Chief Inspector  . Thomas Graham showed himself  to be particularly efficient.    He  displayed a thorough knowledge  of the various problems encountered in the execution of his duties  and was ready at all times with  prompt and exact replies to all  questions put to him by the jurors and lawyers.    There is no  doubt that in appointing him to  the position as Chief Inspector of  Mines the;Government made a  particularly happy selection.  Mr. Harold Robinson, who acted as Crown counsel in the investigation,   displayed a th orough-  ness and impartiality in.eliciting  information    which    materially  -helped   towards     the    verdict  of the jury.    Mr. W. Fleet Robinson, Government Mineralogist,  whose evidence showed careful  study of the situation, confirmed  the views of the Chief Inspector.  ;The   jury   in   reporting their  findings have shown wherein better methods might have been followed.   We believe that all concerned will profit by the experience of the past week.  PLEASED WITH ROADS  The editor of "The Belfast  Evening Telegraph" was a member of the parfy of British journalists who visited this country  last summer, and for several  weeks his paper has been running an interesting and, in the  main, accurate series of articles  under the caption of "The Truth  About Canada." In the issue  of February 24 he comments on  the roads in the Okanagan district as follows:���  "The question  of good  roads  has been and is  being handled,  and Mr.  Lang (the government  superintendent) can  point with  pride to some achievements  he  has accomplished  as   an   object  lesson to be followed by the rest  of  Canada.      British   Columbia  seems, indeed, to be ahead of the  rest of the Dominion in this respect, and the money so spent is  one of the very best investments  the province ever made;  of that  there is no possible doubt whatever.    Good roads are amongst  the very best assets of any country; they are evidences of intelligent, progressive and common-  sense   management.      Without  them  communications,   whether  for commercial or other purposes  are hindered and  made   almost  impossible,   and that state of affairs is destructive of business  progress.  "Speaking generally the roads  of Canada are bad, but the cities  and towns have realized the er-j  ror of this, and are remedying it  in so far as they are concerned.  It is for the province to deal  with the rural areas promptly  and thoroughly, and   it   can   be  a native of Dublin, Ireland, and  leaves to mourn his demise a  wife and ten children, five sons  and five daughters, Mrs. Jos.  Bennett of Tamworth Ont.; Mrs.  H. V. Mooney, of Napanee, Ont. ;  Mrs. E. R. Douglas, of Victoria;  Mrs. M. Mooney and Joseph, Dennis and Patrick Spratt, of Kamloops, Mrs. J. McCarten, James  and Michael Spratt, of North  Thompson. The late Mr. Spratt  was highly respected by all who  knew him. The funeral will  take place tomorrow, Friday,  morning at 10.30 from the residence, the service being held at  the Roman Catholic church of  which he was a devout member.  ���Kamloops Standard.  Patrick Spratt is well known  here and his friends will sympathise with him in his bereavement.  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 BRANCH  A. R. B. ROGERS,    - ���    MANAGER  done.  THE INNOCENT PURPOSE  The strongest assurances are  ; *" given by the Opposition candid-  - .ates that they do not intend to  defeat the McBride Government.  This announcement is superfluous  since the" failure of the party to  find more than twenty candidates  :.'  in.the province.    All that they  are now trying to do is to carry  * Vancouver and a few stray seats  elsewhere including two in Victoria.  , The_new-=Liberal=machine^Jn,  Vancouver would be contented  with the party's defeat every-  , where else if it could win this  city and beat the Attorney-General. If the chief city of the  province could be placed in opposition to the Government and Mr.  , Bowser removed from public life  that would be glory for the or-  .   ganization and a great day for  " the party management. To this  end they   will   canvass   for   all  ���. kinds of split votes, and use all  sorts of persuasion to convince  Conservatives and friends of the  Government that they can vote  , for one or more Liberal nominees  without doing any harm to their  ;'friends.  *    . These appeals are likely to be  ' in vain. There will be closer  ticket voting in this election than  .   in tbe last one or the one before.  *' The appeal to the people of Vancouver to strengthen the opposition is merely a request to retire  the Attorney-General and make  - Vancouver   an   opposition   city.  This is not what the province  " desires.  WATER AND LIGHT  Now that the city council have  received expert advice upon the  -water and light questions they  -Vtill 'get down to business and  CANDIDATES NOMINATED  Liberal ;  Rossland   L. D. Taylor.  Nanaimo   Aid. Henry Shepherd.  Cowichan   Alex. Herd.  Richmond   J. W. Weart.  Vancouver   Ralph Smith.  Aid. C. W. Enright,    Aid. W. S. Cameron, Maxwell Smith, J. N. Ellis.  Yale   John P. McConnell.  Delta   John Oliver.  New Westminster   G. Kennedy.  Victoria   H.-H. Brewster, R. T. Elliott. !  Conservative  Nanaimo   Mayor Planta.  Esquimault   H. D.   Helmeck'en,   R.  H. Palley, John Jardine.  Vancouver   W. H.   Bowser,    H. H.  Watson,  C E. Tisdall,   A. H. B. Mac-  Gowan, Dr. MacGuire.  New Westminster   Tom Gifford  Yale   Alexander Lucas.  The Islands   A. E. MacPhillips.  Chiliwack   S. A. Cawley, ���  Prince Rupert   William Manson.  Slocan   J. Hunter.  Cowichan ; W. H. Hayward.  Saanich   D. M. Eberts.  Nelson   W. R. McLean.  Victoria   Richard  McBride,    H.   B.  Thompson, F. H. W. Behnsen, F. Dav-  ey���"-'-y'.  FIGHTING JOE~MARTIN  The motion made by Mr. Joseph  Mar ti n=i n=the���Imperial=House=  practically censuring Mr. Speaker  Lowther. probably has its incentive in the course that officials  said to adopt toward the former  Vancouverite. At Westminster  the Speaker has very much larger powers, and perhaps chooses  to exercise them more actively  than in the newer parliaments of  the Empire. At any rate Mr.  Martin for a time threatened to  cause as much disturbance in the  older Commons as he did in Ottawa and in Victoria. But of  late, so returned Canadians state  Mr. Speaker has put a soft pedal  on Mr. Martin's energy by the  simple device of failing to see  him when he rises in his place.  Both the regular parties seem to  concur in the Speaker's wisdom  in repressing the aggressive Canadian, for neither Mr. Asquith  nor Mr. Balfour haye raised any  protest. It has however been a  source of mortification to the  member affected, and doubtless  his latest motion is the outcome  of this annoyance.  WILLIAM SPRATT DEAD  The death took place at 8.30  last night of William Spratt, at  the family residence, 226 Lans-  downe street, at the advanced  age of 77 years.    Deceased was I  Open'Day and Night  "Joe  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town. -  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barri*tsruad Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Knights of Pythias  Nicola Valley Lodge No. 46, meets in  Reid's Hall every Wednesday night at  8 p. m. All visiting brethren are cordially invited to_attend.  Knight J. Garroch,  C. C.  Knight R. Hebron  lv* K�� ��_)���  A.   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 invited to attend.  Geo.*.L. Murray C. R.  H. H. Matthews, Sec.  A.F.ft A  Nicola Lodge  ___No. .63.roeets.in:  Reid's Hall  th e s econd  Tuesdayof each  month at 8 p.  m. Sojourning brothers cordially invited.  S. J. Solomon Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  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 atleast  ten days pr. 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 described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at a  point 40 chains south of the south-east  corner of Lot 613, near Coldwater River, thence north 40 chains, thenca east  40 chains, thence south .40 chains,  thence west 40 chains to place of com  mencement and containing 160 acres  more or less.  James J. Warren.  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  Date, March 12th 1912. 6-16  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 dav  of March 1.09; and in the matter of the  following creeks  in the   Nicola Water  District:���.  Allan Lake.  Biche Greek.  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.  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.    0  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.  Jacko lake.  Kozoom Kanaix creek.  Link lake.  Lauder Creek.  Lake of the Woods.  Lundbom lake.  Lindley creek.  Long lake.  Loon lake.  Mamete iake.  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 tireek.  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 lake.  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 creek.  Sucker creek.  Sucker Lake  Spahomiri creek.  Sheep creek,  Sawmill lake.  Trout creek.  Twenty-mile creek.  Tule lake.  Three-mile creek.  Ten-mile creek.  Teenaamilst creek.  Tokkos lake.  Spring gulch north of lot 180.  Spring-    100    yards ��� :.s6uth-east'    of  Gilbert Blair s residence.  Creek about one mile west of Prince-  :t��n. . ;.���.���;. :"  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. . ,  -  Creek flowing from Pike Mountain.  Lakes   on : stream-flowing from   Pike  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, ' 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, partnei-ship, company, or. municipality who, on the said 12th day of March, 1909, had water rights oh 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.  1 ime  ing*  Is after all the most desij able fea ure in a watt hVw'tl.out >t  a watch is worthless as a timepiece,'no matter-'/what'.price  was paid for it. ��� .You'may .have a:.costly watch that dees  not'keep absolutely coirect time simply hocanse there is a  slight flaw in the adjusting of the miihari m. Bring it  here and we guaaantee to make it iigi.i. Or if you' jequire  a new one we have a full line of Elgirs. South Mends, Ex-  actus and Walthams, in all grades fiom 7 to 23 jewels. All  of which we guaranttee to be perfect lime-keepers.  SIMPSON & CRANNA  JEWELERS.  m^imismmui^mi^^ss^^^s  FOWLER: & LARSON  Contractors   and    Build  er  s  MERRITT, B. (_..  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL   WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST GLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to   handle  any   kind   of   Building   Construction   Work  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 general scheme and design for the pi opoi-  ed new University, together witl  more detailed Plans for. the buiJcHngt  to be erected first at an estimated cos-  of $1,500,000.  . Prizes of $10,000 will he jrivrr fn th.  most successful Designs submitttd.  Particulars of the com petition an!  plan of the site may;be obtaim d on n-  quest from'the undtrsigred. ���    "  The designs to be'so'n't'iiriiy July 3it'l  1912 addressed to   . '    - ��� \  THE 'MINISTER OF El'-UCAIIOK  Parliament Buildings,       .   '���  Victoria, Briu'sh Columbia.  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  DEALERS IN j  Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Lime,  Cement and all kinds building  material.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  JUST ARRIVED!  Nice Assortment of Tcfcaccos  VOGHT ST.  OPPOSITE THE  SUNSHINE    THEATER.  CHASe J. VANHEAR, Proprietor.  MERRITT  =U pper��NicoIaMaker= ~        "~  Upper Nicola river.  Voght creek.  West stream.  Willow creek.  Wasley creek.  Wall creek;  Creek 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.  Lake and creek half a mile east of A.  Gody's pre-emption.  Lake and creek three miles east of  Rochford.  Two nameless lakes Bituated some  three miles south of Howse Ranch,  Douglas Lake Road.  Lake on Lot 477.  Lake south of Lot 534.  Lake one mile east of Child's preemption 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  pre-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   Df. de Van S  Female  Pills  lake.                          m I    A reliable French regulator; never fails.  These  Small creek  two miles  north    Of John I pills are exceedingly powerful In regulating: the  Murnnart a nro-pmnHnn I generative portion of the female system.   Refuse  Marquart,S pre-emption. |��� ch       imitations.   Dr. de Vab'e are sold at  Small creek at mouth of Canyon west   s��5 a box, or three for *10.    Mailed to any address  of S.  Moore's residence. I Xh* SoobeU Wrug Co., St. Catliarlne��, Ont,  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=application_must-be���accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the .'rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchant  able output of the mine at the. rate of  five cents per ton.  The���person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such  returns should be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of rhe Interior.  N.B.���Unauthorised publication of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  GLDWATER  UNDERTAK  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets and Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merritt  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  [COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  OUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.     !  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  M- WScInTYBE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  Mirni ar _r  Th�� ".hoicest of Beef, mutton, etc., alvsyp  Fresh Fish, Eg-gs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  on hand  Nicola Valley  -Dealers in-  Prime Beef, Mutton Lemb  Veal arid Pork.  Poultry,  Ham and Bacon.  ====Manufacturers of -     -  SrrictlyHighfGrade Ceficious  Orders  Fresh   Fish  always  on   hard.  attention.    Cattle hou_rht art! pnld  roreivn prr tv j it'  1 y tie (*'jij ���*< jid.  I. Eastwood  (i  *$  u_  ,11  t  i-\  ill  Manager  if  ij  "J  n ���-���*- -���^fc-* +*ifc*i    v  -JU4l.< r-/W     *r .   **i-V*    -*   * -w--i-iJ"J ���u-j'**"-   Ui��-  ��sv Lh. ���- "k.^..-"__.--   --r*jrr__o- i-,;��T.E-r-i-i��ii,,s; _; -.viutt    -  ^'"'���������Wi-.-'i:^^^  p"������-������=--���   ���*-������������������        -      -    ���    J.r-'J.   ���r..��� -..s-^ ����� V���ji&ei..-K__F i.--���L _j _���    f-��* -   -i V-���,____g-if..--- -f -<BJ.lt��� ��L.r.- -T.-ff*-    ������ hu.    ��� ���-.      f.--..   ������ >   ���    ���������* h  ^<T-',  Friday; March 22, 1912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  I.  To the Electors of Yale  Yours respectfully  JOHN P. McCONNELL  To the Electors of the  District of Yale B. C.:  SUCCESSFUL  Gentlemen: In accepting the honor of a nomination by the Liberal Convention to contest the seat in the Legislature for your district, and placing myself before you as your candidate in the elections of March 28th next, I do so,  ��� not because I particularly desire to enter the turmoil and worry of politics, bnt  because if elected I hope I may be of some service in getting for British Columbia a better government and a more efficient public service in all the departments. Also if returned as your representative I hope to set forth in a succes-  ful fashion the needs and claims of Yale, the part of British Columbia in which  I first made my home, and for which I have ever since had a warm affection  and a desire to further its interests. I think my efforts along this line through  many years of newspaper work in Vancouver will bear me out in what I claim.  There are few ridings in British Columbia where the needs of the different  ! portions are of such diverse nature. For instance, those of Agassiz differ from  those in Ashcroft, and those-of-Ashcroft are-different again from those of. the  Nicola Valiey. So it is not my intention to dwell upon those matters in this  circular,- but to discuss them on the platform at the different   points   where   I  'hope to have the privilege of addressing the electors.  Speaking generally, I think all thoughtful citizens must come to the con  -elusion that a government without an opposition cannot be the best kind of government. The spirit of the British institution of representation in parliament  is that of a balance of control of power composed of the Government, the  , Crown and the Opposition. The Crown has certain circumscribed prerogatives,  but it is necessarily not an active factor in legislating, a function which belongs  to the majority in Parliament. ,   -.  If the Legislature is practically unanimous, each member being elected to  -support the Government, the tendencies must inevitably be towards the misuse  . of power and the gradual introduction of abuses which are equally to the disadvantage of the province and the Government itself.  A favorite argument against the election of an opposition candidate is that  he*.cannot get as much for his constituency as a supporter of the Government:  Such an argument is a reflection on the Government, because vit impugns its  'honesty, its sense of justice, and it implies that the Government is a brutal  ���vote-making and catching machine composed of unscrupulous politicians whose  sole purpose is to get into power and stay there. Do the Conservatives of  ���Yale believe the McBride Government is that sort of Government? If it is, is  it not time that it should be brought sharply to task by an active end efficient  Opposition? If the McBride Government is not that sort of Government, then  there is nothing to lose and much to gain by Yale having in Parliament a man  who is not afraid to urge the rights and claims of his constituency. Has my opponent, Mr. Lucas, been particularly active in this respect, in the Legislature?  When has he stood upon his feet in the House and urged the claims of Yale?  Has he not rather been content, or rather forced to accept, what the Government has doled out to Yale, not daring to utter a protest   against   the   powers  that.be?  i  .TjtwB aay-here-that I���do not in^any__jway_^reflect__upon^Mr.__^Lucas,^_Jiis  Ladies Receive Handsome Sum For  Concert in Sunshine Theatre  Last Monday- evening at the  Sunshine the itre the Catholic  Ladies Altar Society held a successful conceit, the proceeds of  which will be devoted to the improvement.'of the Church of the  Sacred Heart.'" The theatre was  packed at both performances,  and the applause of the audience  bore ample testimony to their appreciation of the various items  on the programme.  The concert was conducted  along the lines of a vaudeville  performance, the management  introducing films between the  various musical items rendered  by the other entertainers. A  chi dren's chorus, consisting of  five boys and five girls, was  greatly appreciated. Mrs. Hys-  lop's rendering of a poem, assisted by R. Wilkinson, was also  greatly appreciated, as were  piano solos by Miss Agnes Vair,  who rendered some difficult classical compositions; Mr. Crooker's  rendition of various songs was  also greatly appreciated. Mrs.  Langstaff's violin recitals were  enthusiastically encored. The  various accompaniments were artistically rendered by Mrs. G. H.  Tutill. Mrs, Shearer, who sang  Eileen Alannah, has an excellent  contralto voice and was very popular with the audience.  Miss McDonald, Mrs. and the  Misses McGoran worked earnestly  in making the concert a success,  and wish to thank those who assisted them during the evening.  The theatre was placed at their  disposal by Manager le Pitre, the  committee selecting their own  ushers.  good intentions or his good faith. I know Mr. Lucas to be a gentleman for  whom I have the highest respect and against whose personality or character I  coutld not make the slightest reflectian. But I claim that Mr. Lucas, being only  one of many, is submerged in a brute majority of the House, where he is not  allowed to express an opinion dissenting from the government. In other words  he cannot properly represent the interests of Yale, because he, like all other  private members in the House, must swallow the Government's policy whether  he likes it or. not.  .7.1 ask you to vote for me, not only because I will be free to vote for your  interests, and will do so, but because as public-spirited citizens you believe it  be in the interests of British Columbia and of the Government itself to have an  Opposition in the House. I believe that such an appeal will have more force  with the people of Yale than reams of promises. I believe the people of Yale  believe in and want fair play, that they are honest and determined to help in  giving good government to this province.  ' .In this campaign no money will be spent on my behalf except for the bare  necessities of a campaign, hall hire, travelling expenses, printing, etc. My  personal expenses are being borne by myself. I have always thought that if I  ever offered myself for election to a public office, I would conduct my campaign on those lines. In doing so the public will have an oppnrtunity of registering an absolutely independent vote so far as I am concerned. I shall spend  no money for the purpose of influencing votes and I shall make no promises ex-  cepl, if elected, to do my best forthe interests of British Columbia and for  Yale.' , '���" 7  I am therefore in the hands of the electors to do as they think best. If  you elect me I shall be proud of the honor and will try to prove myself worthy  of your confidence. If you decide otherwise I shall bow to your decision with  ; the "best grace, but with an undiminished affection for my old home riding, for  whose interests I shall continue to fight in the papers under my editorial control  just as I have in the past.  If you think the present condition of affairs in British Columbia  should  be  changed, a vote for me will help to bring about such a change.  Owing to the shortness of: the campaign it will impossible for me to meet all  the electors personally, perhaps not even all my own supporters, but if I am elected I promise to meet them all during the coming summer,   when   I   will be  making frequent trips to all parts of the district.  Yours respectfully,  JOHN P. McCONNELL.  Millinery  Fancy Goods  SIR EDWARD BLAKE  . I think it was in the summer of  1880 that Edward Blake, as leader of the Liberal Opposition in  Dominion Parliament, visited the  Maritime Provinces and spoke  at several of the important centres. My father was a member  of Parliament at the time and  Mr. Blake's public meetings  were so arranged that he spent  a Saturday and Sunday as a kind  of holiday, at our home in New  Brunswick. It was about midsummer, the weather was delightful, and the scenery of the  Bay Chaleur country, always  beautiful, was at its best. On  Saturday, my father drove his  guest about the neighborhood,  and I recall Mr. Blake's remark  when he returned in the evening  that it had been one of the most  delightful days of his life.  I remember him in the house  as simple, courteous and genial,  turning readily from the discussion of larger things to the banter of every day talk. But my  most cherished recollection is of  Sunday. It happened to be our  communion Sabbath, and I like  to think of the great lawyer and  statesman, as he sat in the old  fashioned square pew and joined  us in commemorating, in the  Presbyterian fashion, the dying  loWjof^ur^common^^Eord^and  Saviour.,  Two years later I graduated  from the University of Toronto,  Mr. Blake was Chancellor and  conferred the degrees. With  due pomp and ceremony we as-  cended the dais one by one and  had pronounced over us the  magic words which made us  Bachelors of Arts. When my  turn came I knelt, as did the  others before the Chancellor and  placed my hands between his.  He repeated the Latin formula,  but when he came to the closing  sentence, "Admitio te ad grad-  um," he added, with the faintest smile and in so low a tone  that probably no one else heard  it, "Iliad a letter from your  father the other day."  It was a trifling incident; but  it is worth recalling, because it  reveals the kindly human side of  of a great hearted man whom  many people regarded as severe  and cold.   ���  So writes "D. H." in the Toronto Presbyterian. In 1881 Mr.  Haddon represented Restigouche  That was the year of Mr. Blake's  tour.  FOR SALE���Cheap, one tent, size 14  ... , xl6 feet. Apply to Mrs. Mason,  '       Vought street. s  MISS M*e MARRIOTT  Specialist in Ladies' Accessories.  Exclusive agent for D & A Corsets.  Merrilt Townsite Offices. Voght Street.  The Place to, Dine  VOGHT STREET  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Wines and Liquors.  Not only the best; but a long way ahead  of the next best.  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.  Established  1817. Head Office    Montreal  Capital - - - $16,000,000.00  Reserve and^Undivided Profits       $16,855.185.36  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed nt current rates.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING BUSI.NESS   TRAN5/U1II  BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY  MERRITT NICOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open oncTuesda-/s and Fridays only.  Put Your ivioney  Into a New Home  this year and make it earn you happiness and contentment.  Can't get away from the fact that the home is ��� the'.mainstay .  of this great country of ours and never will there-, be a time  when you can buy the kind of lumber we are selling .for leas  money. Better start planning early fo as to get the ground  broken as soon as the frost is out. We're ready any time to  talk about your lumber needs.    Come in.  "There's No Place Like Home"  VANCOUVER LUMBER CO'Y.  MERRITT, B. C.  J. E. WALKER, Manager.  SEE   THE  TRANSPE  FOR LIVERY, EXPRESS & DRZW W0RK  [  WE CAN MOVE  YOUR  PIANO,   HOUSEHOLD   FURNITUJfcE 'OR  YOUR   HOUSE. CONTRACT WORK -A SPECIALTY^  WOOD FOR SALE '";  GEO.   RICHES'    OLD    STAND       i  COUTLEE AVENUE       -       -        REAR DIAMOND VALE  STORE]  HAnS    IKTv^PJBP    OTJFL   STORE  TO BE GIVEN AWAY FREE  V; ONE   ONIY  TO  rV  FAMILY WHILE   THEY LAST  ���** *J."V   r*   r\   r  ���rsTt,  SPECIAL FOR  WITH   EVERY   PURCHASE  OF A SUIT OF  y>":  r'WE WILL  ���fL^XnTwe  will  GIVE GRATIS AS ABOVE  ONE OF THESE  5S$$5HANDSOME DOLLS ">*me little ones  Thcso dolU aro of cloth, indestructible, and will last for years with the  hardest sort of play. They will stand alone if the feet are properly 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  doils when kids and wear Peabody's Overalls when as men they undertake  their more serious duties in the world.  PEABODYS DOLLS  You can't get a nicer toy or plaything for your children than_.��ne  of Peabody's dolls. If they are properly made up and stuffedywith  either cotton, preferred, or saw dust, they will last for years. They  will stand all kinds of hard knocks and abuse, and mind 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 arid feet. :I]If  you make the bottom of the feet properly with a^ piece of,caird  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  i-y   . ';''.-  PEABODYS COMPANY, LTD.  Canada's largest overall manufacturers, at WalkerviUe, Ontario.  loij  Vale S  Limited THE NICJOLA VALLEY NEWS  f-"  ment.  and inspect this new ship-  We have tiiem from 10c  up*  A. F. RANKINE  Druggists.  W  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  i  C. M. Perfect, of Aspen Grove  was in town on business during  the week.  Mrs. E. B. Newcombe this  week received the sad intelligence that her mother had died  in Scotland:  Philip McLean has completed  his contract for the work on the  new building of the Merritt  Meat Market.  Jack Hunter, well known here  is a painting contractor   at Lyt-  . ton now and is   reported   to   be  doing_very well.  H. C. Meeker, manager of the  I Nicola Valley Pine Lumber Co.,  was in'town   on   business   this  week; "' ;  Colonel and' Mrs. C. Flick,   of  ��� -Lower Nicola, were in town with  their children this week.  F. G. T. Lucas, a well-known  ��� Vancouver lawyer, was in  town  - with the   premier's   party   this  week.  L. C. Coggeswell, accountant  . for the Nicola Valley Pine Lumber Co.,T of Canford, spent the  ^weekend- in .town.  , .*, Mrsr J, A, McDonald left on  '..Monday for Lytton, to visit her  -husband.  ."'- Mrs. J. W. Kerr is expected  :; to return from the coast this  -- week. She spent two months  *7 visiting friends in Vancouver and  ? 'Seattle.  V4. W. E. Dodd, T. Heslop and J.  ^Hhodes were among the number  ^.of.those who came from Nicola  for the meeting.  .*���;'"' Rev. George Murray, of Nic-  v ola, was in   town  last   Tuesday  ' "evening to attend the  ..' address by the premier  7'- W. Fleet Robinson, provincial  '" government mineralogist arrived  yih the city on Monday evening  Sid Mearon and Erank Barnes  returned from Lillooet on Thursday of last week. They are enthusiastic over the prospects of  that section for the coming summer. They describe the scenery  there as better than that of the  Rockies.  Frank Barnes this week received the information from  Walhachin that there is now no  hope of matching Carpenter with  Young Smith. Frank is now  negotiating with a Spokane boy  to take a licking.  Mr. and Mrs. Z. Kirby left on  Monday for Lytton, where they  will make their future home. A  large crowd were at the station  to bid them farewell, among  whom were Mesdames Austin,  Graham and Wade and Miss Mclnulty. . Mr. and Mrs. Kirby will  be missed by a host of friends.  Last Wednesday week night  about 9 o'clock the trip ran away  coming down the slope in No. 2  mine at Middlesboro. It hit the  mule, badly smashing it. Dr.  Donald Cameron was sent for  and found it beyond aid and shot  it. On Saturday a mule in No. 4  mine was struck and badly  bruised.  "to attend the mine accident in  vestigation.  ���y, James Morton, of the editorial  "staff of the News-Advertiser of  Vancouver, was in the city  this  .week with the premier's party.  X- Last Saturday afternoon Doctors Gillis and Curtin and A, McGoran and J. Donegan went out  **' to Kamloops on a trip.  >>:Ed. N. Clark left on Tuesday's  ..stage for Coalmont where he will  ; shortly assume the managing ed-  ' iiprship of the "Coalmont Courier."  .- Mr. and Mrs. C. Graham,  Messrs T., Graham, T. Morgan  and James Ashworth were guests  of Dr. and Mrs. Tutill on Friday  evening.   .  ^MrsT^TWrStricklandrHrsTj:  P. Boyd and Mrs. Grimmett ac-  WHO'LL GET A CUP?  Last Sunday two rinks of devotees o' th' roarin' game left for  Vancouver to .compete in the  bonspiel at the Ice Arena there  this week.  Many veterans of the "stane  and broom" will be in the game  and a very high standard of  curling should be maintained.  Extensive   preparations   have  been made by the committee in  charge for the convenience and  entertainment   of   the   visiting  rinks.    Theatre parties and "joy  meeting rides���   wil] be in Qrder and a  banquet in the Vancouver hotel  will be tendered the visitors on  Friday next. A refreshment  booth has been installed in the  club's waiting rooms and an '"up  town" headquarters for all curlers taking part in the bonspiel  has been established at 532 Pender street west.  Rinks have been entered from  as far north as Witehorse and  Dawson Y. T., and as far east  as Winnipeg.  Those who went down as representatives of the Merritt Curling Club were A. W. Strickland,  J. P. Boyd, G. F. Ransom, M, L.  Grimmett, Rev. J. A. Petrie, J.  B. Radcliffe, W. K. Hyslop and  Bob McDonald, Messrs Ransom,  Grimmett, Petrie McDonald and  Strickland are oldtimers of the  Kootenai Curling,Association and  former  ** companied  their   husbands   to  ��� 'Vancouver to. attend the curling  cojmpetion this week.  Mr. and Mrs.  George Osmond  ' will shortly move into their for-  ���  merhome on Niccla avenue again.  -Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jones have  taken the house formerly occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Z. Kirby.  .  News of the  t ransfer of   Mr  and Mrs. ;H. L. Ruark to  Yale  i;will be regretfully received by.  * the many friends they hav e  made here during the past year.  Mr. Ruark has been appointed  ticket agent at Yale.  W. Bullen,  P. Smith and W.  Whitten, of the Merritt orchestra returned from Lytton, where  they had been engaged to play  - at the formal opening of Hugh  .' McGuire's   hotel,   on   Tuesday  , evening.  FARMERS TO BANQUET  ;'c  The annual banquet of the Nic-  ;ola Farmers' Institute  will   be  . held at the Nicola Hotel on Tuesday April 2nd.   Among the pro-  "j, minent public men who will make  >; addresses are Alex Lucas, M. P.  . P.. L. W. Shatford, M.P. P. and  Wv Hayward M. PyP. Messrs  A. N, B. Rogers, A. W. Strick-  .. land and A. Jackson have been  appointed a committee  on   ar-  ��� srangements,   Tickets $1.00.  no doubt  found   many  team-mates among their opponents in Vancouver.  K. P. DANCE  Well over one hundred and  fifty people were present at the  first annual dance of the Knights  of Pythias, held in Central hall  last evening. The music was  excellent and when the small  hours brought the occasion to a  close the tired dancers were enthusiastic in their expressions of  hope that the Knights would  soon become their hosts again.  Dancing commenced at half past  eight and continued until half  past eleven when supper was  served; after which C. F. Hooper  took a flashlight photograph of  the assembled Knights and their  guests. ���������'���..  Knights James Simpson and  W. E. Johnson proved themselves capable floormanagers during  the evening,cwhile Knights John  Garroch and T. McKinney were  Coroner's Jury  Investigates  (Continued from  Page One;)  minute.   Did not think the speed  of the fan   was   affected . when  hey were hoisting coal.  Charles Brown, a miner working on  No. 4 chute in the West level, gave evidence as to the nature of the explosion  Noise was not very great. Had assisted Harry Hogg up with his partner D.  McClellan. The rush of wind from the  explosion put out their lights. They  relit them before they started out.  Saw a car overturned on their way out.  Harry Hogg had told them when they  went to work that the level was clear.  All the lower level crew went into the  mine together. Ventilation where he  and his partner worked was good.  D. Cook, who worked in No. 10 chute  above No. 3 west level,   said  Grimes  sometimes kept him 20 minutes before  allowing him to go into work.    Grimes,  when he did not see him on his way to  work, had always left a mark  to show  whether    the   workings   were   clear.  Had not gone to work on  morning of  accident.   The chute where he worked  was always  a   little   dusty.    He   had  seen Kelly getting a safety lamp one  day.    Both Kelly and Pattie were careful miners.    Pipes are  allowed where  na^ed lights are used.    In response  to  a question  from  Mr. Maughan   as   to  whether Kelly was an Irishman witness  said "he was some kind  of a foreigner."   Kelly had used  a safety   lamp  three weeks before the accident.    Witness had never  used   a safety   lamp.  He had us��d props where he was working.   He had kept timbers about three  feet from working face.  Frank Lester   testified   he   had   not  worked   on March    7th.     Pack    wall  seemed all right between 11 and 12 the  night before when  he  left his work.  Had worked in the mine since Dec. 1st  He   had   never   found   gas   in   those  chutes.    Before going into  the levels  to work the men waited at  the mouth  of the levels for the   fireman's report.  Never used  safety   lamp.    He  often  saw the fireboss' mark, in   his   place,  sometimes on the face   and sometimes  on the boards.    Never at the foot of a  chute.    He thought there was  a little  | gas in tho  workings.    He believed it  I was known there was gas in  13 and 14  for some time.    He never saw Pattie  with   a   safety   lamp.      On   the   6th  Grimes reported  all   clear.    That day  Grimes told Pattie and  Kelly  to  wait  and he'd go in with them to 13 and 14.  When Kelly took a safety lamp he also  took a'naked light.  N. J. Barwick and B. Priest, undertakers, described the marks on the  bodies of men killed.  Charles Brown recalled gave evidence  as to counterslope condition the day before.   There was gas there that night  and he had quit and gone home.    This  was way below No. 1 East level where  accident took place.     It was possible  that the reason he was given a safety  lamp was to avoid reek and smoke in  cramped   workings.     Ventilation   was  fair down there.    Gaeters had told him  he felt weak the afternoon of the sixth  on account of the air.     Gaeters   also  said he did not think it safe.    This evidence Gaeter denied flatly when on the  stand.    Continuing Brown said that he  tested for gas and found it,    He did not  see any explode in the lamp.    The flame  around the light was blue.    He came  out to report the presence of gas.    It  was the first time he had worked there.  He  reported the discovery of gas to  Taylor.    He waited for  Browitt next  morning and while he waited the explosion took place.    The ventilation where  he was working was all right.     A canvass at the bottom would have improved  the air.  James Gordon Gaeters said he went  to work at nine o'clock on the morning  of the 7th. He met Grimes at No 1  east level on his way down the slope.  He had a naked light and Grimes had a  safety. Grimes also had a naked light  but he could not say whether it was lit  or not. He asked Grimes if his place  was all clear and he said it was all right  and the air very good. He went on  down then came back and called out to  Grimes  who was  about__three ^chutes  Friday, March 22,  li-12  occured with Kello and Grimes.    That  was   8.20   when   they   went   in   with  Grimes,   both   Kelly and   Pattie   had  safeties. There were three naked lights  with  them   lit.   He  next saw Giimes  after taking a load to the top, He told  him  to   tell  engineer to speed up fan  which was not going full. Circulation  was  ail   right  in No.   3 west. G.times  gave him his order about 8.35.    Fifteen  minutes   before  accident.    Saw Pattie  about three minutes before Grimes told  him to  take a   load into No. 3.    Saw  Pattie's light and recognized his voice.  Heard Grimes tell   Baxter, Herd and  Templeton "that   morning   that    their  places were clear.     Grimes told Pattie  and Kelly  hd'd go in with them.    Explosion sounded  like a shot.   Knocked  him over car. Only heard one explosion.  Air   rush   blew   lamp  cap out.    Kelly  could   understand  English.      Did   not  know if Templeton asked for cars that  morning before accident.  James Blair, working on top, morning of 7th, worked in No. 1 east level  on the 6th. From 2nd to 6th 13 and 14  chutes were free from gas. He was  up there himself day before accident  using a naked light. In reply to Inspector Graham he said there was  moisture on the level. About two  weeks before tne men ih 13 and 14 had  used safeties. He had used naked light  on the level at the time. Did not say  Kelly's place was clear on 6th as he  wasn't in there himself. He never  saw Kelly smoke at work.  Alex. Patterson gave evidence. He  was working on top morning of accid-  eut. He gave evidence as to whom  cars were received from on the morning of the 7th. D. McClellan and Tom  Davis also gave evidence corroborrat-  ive of the others in west level.  Superintendent Graham of Middlesboro gave evidence of what he saw on  rescue work; He described how the  men who were killed were found. He  was present when all save Hogg were  found. Thought that all save Grimes  and Hogg and Herd were killed by  suffocation after accident.  David Brown also corroborated what  Charles Graham had said. Had no  theory as to what caused explosion.  Found no explosive gas.  Andrew Bryden,   superintendent of  I. C. & C.  described   ffnding  Baxter  and Herd,   Found no gas except when  with Inspector Morgan.    Thought explosion started   in   13   or   14.  because  brattice cloth   and   other   debris  was  thrown out.    Part of Pattie's sweater  was carried 25 feet away from face of  13 and other part left on nail.    Inside  of 14 showed but very   little   trace  of  great heat and did not extend   all   the  way in.    Found no  other evidence  of  coking and none on   face   of 6   where  Herd was found.   Thought there wou[d  be 800 feet of air and gas when  accident accurred,    In  reply  to  Inspector  Graham said thought more inflamation  than explosion.  Herd's chute was dusty but rather  wet. Thought it was a dusty mine.  Did not believe in brushing out gas and  would discharge'anyone who did it under him. In reply to Inspector Graham  though the men were allowed naked  lights. - In reply to R.S. Brown thought  explosion due to gas and dust.  Inspector Morgan said to his knowledge Browett had never asked him to  write and notify him when the mine  came uuder Act. Always was in his  opinion. Thought Grimes had certificates. Was cross examined at length  as to meaning: of mine and rules and regulations  showing: familiarity.  ��� Chief Inspector Graham grave evidence as to  act and report on what he saw in mine and answered all questions as to all sections of act  Dromptly. Thought explosion.started in 13. His  examination very lengthy and technical.  James Ashworth also grave expert evidence at  length, Fleet Robinson also corroborated Chief  inspector's theory as to cause of accident.  Thougrht it inflamation rather than explosion.  Lengthy arguments were indulged   in   during:  hearing: as to whether  full eduipment was'in  mine.   Jury considered for three hours anda half  before arriving at verdict at 2.80 a. m.  P-   r  Governor-General Donates Trophy  for Competition  The Horse Show in  Vancouver  bids fair to be the greatest event  of the year, in Canadian "horse"  circles.    Over $8000 cash prizes  are to be awarded in the various  classes.    The Duke of Connaught  has offered a cup for competition  to be contended foreaeh year asj  long as  he remains the King's-  representative   in Canada.    The  officers of the Vancouver Horse  Show Association have sent him  a list of eight special classes in  which trophies are offered, in order that he may select the particular class for which he intends  his cup to be offered.    c ''  The show will opened by Lieutenant-governor Patterson, assisted by Premier McBride,  Speaker Kberts and the Minister  for Agriculture,  Mr. T. J. Smith, a director of  the association, stated to the  News that entries are being received at a remarkable'rate. He  himself has 'valivaey :'received  sixty. A slnprhent''-of. Irish  hunters is due to arrive in St.  Johns, N. B,' this weekuhj ihejse  will be rushed to Vancouver b.v  Express.    ���""��� " ' ,v" "':  Anong the" famous animal*  owned by Mr. Smith and entered  for the show are Credential, who  won the world's championship  high jump at Olympia, London  last year; Earl of Ballinasloe,  selected at Dublin and New York  as the ideal cavalry mount and  exhibited by the American government as such; and Rainier, a  mare which took a championship  and six firsts in London, and  thirteen others. .:.  Plumbing and  FIRST GLASS TIN-  SHOP ��� Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  Harness and  _ Harness, ftobes, Blankets.  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Uest ota> satisfaction in all  departments. i'iuv* arc  ritfht.  Central Hall, Merritt, B. C.  Easter Monday  April Sth  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  A     B.  KENNEDY  AGENT FOR  Pitmer Gasoline  Lighting System  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  Nicola  N. J. liARWiLK  rtcrrili  '_\i "���!>>-  WestrefMLIiicjj  West of feevclstokc  WANTED   ~  Nicola Valley General Hos__ii_r!  Good Cook: state _-xp�� riei ce ai.e  salary  expected   to  Secrctar  immediately. ���  J. A. JVJAUCHAN  Solicitor, Etc:  Office  Opposite AinsTi-igV S'i>r  Quilch'r.u Avenue. Mcisi-  UNDERTAKING  Remains prepare.! and shipped to  alPparts of the world.  Caskets and Coffins of ail sizes  on hand  Address left with A. P. Rankine,  druggist, will receive prompt  attention.  N   J. BAP.WSGK  KEr;i.r. _ udMioi..  EGGS    POR  R. JI. CEi-isNc, i�� S��� .. H.C.L.S.  J. i> wson, :>.Sc, I> L.S., B.C.L.S  Dawson  Rose comb white lejrhnrrs-    S-M  ting-of fifteen eursars for $3.00.  :These eggs are from a gnod -wintei  laying strain as these chickens, havt  been laying all winter.  APPLY TO  Willow Grange Farm.  CANFORD, B. C.  Eristic &  C i-; il  Engineers  .Jem:sron and * British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B.C.  iiruncli -        Ashcroft, B. C.  Train leaves 13.05 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning-, leaves 18.15.  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation reserved  and complete passage booked to any part of Great Britain or from Great Britaijn  to Canada. If sending-  for your friends purchase  your ticket here and avoid  the risk of sending money.  For rates and sailings apply  to  P. H. PUFFER  Atjen. . Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General   Passenger  Agent  Vancouver,- B.C.  "'-���i__|'r!i'a53_$TiJn;"S',',* ���-!����_;  .... r**^. ���_..   .ttl.��.i._._���._l.;_.i-vj_  "down the level from the mouth of No. 1  east and asked him for a safety.  Grimes said they were being used and  that he would come down in a minute.  He went back to the counterslope and  had just started to put hisshirton when  the explosion occurred. This was about  three minutes after he left Gimes last.  He had been in a gas explosion in the  west level about a year ago. His hands  and face were burned. Lunan was  burned at the same time. This was  about a year ago last January. He was  laid off two weeks The foul air in the  counter slope would be due tothena��ed  lamp.     He had faith in Grimes report.  George Lunan. confirmed what previous witnesses had said. Had worked  in mine eighteen months and found  Grimes a good fireman. Asked by For-  man Menzie what report he saw from  Grimes on the morning of accident witness said he saw Grimes report in  chalk '-All right" in bottom of level,  Mrrch 7th, signed Harro Grimes. '  Andrew Bone working in No. 5 chute  on lower level at time of accident said  he heard very little uoise from explosion. Was using a naked light. The  concussion did not put his light out. He  never knew anothing against Gripes,  his place was always all as reported to  him. In reply to Formari Menzie he  said he never found gas in his place,  and   in   reply   to   R S Browu that the  FOR  SALE  3-ronmed 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.   .  Victoria Rooms  McDonald Block  Quilchena Ave  WZA*P?tzU^ r- M��S_sS��_ ;-'-i*9*r;c  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.  CATHOLIC-CHURCH :  March 24th Mass at 10 a.m.   !  Sermon   on the Unity  of   the  Catholic Church.  2 p. m.   Catechism and   Bible  History.  Rosary and  Benediction at  p. m.    Sermon on St. Patrick.  Jas. Wagner, O.  Pastor.   o- ���  ANGLICAN CHURCH  .   Sunday, Mar. 24.  Merritt���3 p.m.  Nicola���11a.m. and 7.30  Sunday School.  Nicola-9.3,0 a.m.  Merritt���2.30 p.m.    .  J. Thompson,    Vicar.  a   reception    committee.     The _____  ... __r._   ���  ������������  general  committee in charge of j ventilation was all right on the 7th  arrangements    were     Knights I   Harry Hogg, who was hurt in acci-  Johnson, Clark, Stephenson and ?en*' w*�� called.   He was swathed in  r<.,'_,_.,..>u       /til. ��� e        bandges about hegd and arms.     Saw  ��� il<\ m G mU��l ^o 1HGri���� at 8.20 that morning. Saw Pat  msned by Messrs Bullen, Smith tie when he went. down at 8 o'clock,  and Whitten. I then he went into level where accident  FOR   SALE  by Tender  30  Head   of   HORSES   mostly  young and abou 20 head of cattle.  Can be seen at Nicola  after the  2gth of March on application to  T.    HESLOP  of  HESLOP   & MATTHEWS  Executors of J. Pooldy estate  Electric Restorer for Men  Phosphonol restores every nerve in the body  -: ���;��� tp its proper tension; restores  vim and vitality. Premature decay and all sexual  weakness averted at once. Phosphonol will  LJike you a new man. Price $3 a box. or two for  5p.=Mailed1tO-any.address.=3.!ieSe��beIID!ruE^  Co., St. Catharines, Ont.  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.     -       -     Spacious Rooms.  Excellent.faccommodation.    -   Well'lighted ll.icifl clI*.  ChoiceiiLiquors^.and Cigars.  Special attention   to commercia��trade.  Rates $1.50 per day.    Special Rates by the month  ANDREW HOGGAN,  PROPRIETOR

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