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'        Top it off with one of our latest  SPRING HATS  $3 to $5.00.  1  We are showing something entirely new in  NECKWEAR  50c to$B.50  The^ Cross-Bar is the new Spring feature.  Our assortment of Top Shirts and Underwear is new. and very attractive this season.  Its the MEN'S WEAR STORE Gentlemen.  & CO.  Specialists in  .: ������..y??~?-~yr:--.-- i ���--- - ..-_...-j   ���--������^������...i.-/-  'Men'��r0othing, Furnishings, Boots and Shoes.  Discussed by City  Council and Bylaws Will be Submitted  The. longest session ever held  by the city council concluded:, at  half past one on Tuesday rnorri-  ing. At this the question of fire  protection, electric lighting and  street improvement and the  school site question were taken  up at length, the final decision  being to introduce bylaws to pro-,  vide for an electric lighting plant,  waterworks system, sidewalks on  various streets, and for the purchase of the site upon which the  new school building has been erected. "*���."'  The estimated cost of a suitable  waterworks system, as prepared  by Dutcher, Maxwell & Co, of  Vancouver, is forty' thousand  dollars; for an electric lighting  plant twenty thousand dollars.  Bylaws to borrow these amounts  on debentures will be introduced  at special sessions of the city  council during the week.  The sum necessary to construct  three plank sidewalks at all necessary points throughout the city  is placed at ten thousand dollars  and bylaws providing for the  borrowing of this amount will also' be dealt with. .  t  As stated some time ago it is  necessary for the city  to:.issue  three thousand dollars worth of  debentures to provide for the acquisition of a deed to the property upon which the new large  school has   baen   lccited.   This  property, it will be recalled, was  originally    purchased    by    the  school board last year  an d  the  money necessary forthetransfer  to the. school authorities was ^advanced byMessrs.-Eastwood arid  Cleasby, they taking f rorii; Mr.  Joseph   Collett    a  trust  deed,  which they will turn over to the  J | city as soon as ever the the "prin-  -Jjcipal advanced  by   them,   with  interest at seven per cent., is repaid them.     y  It is probable:'that these bylaws will be submitted to the  ratepayers in about two weeks  time, and it isjof the greatest  importance : that the council's  action in submitting them be ap  proved.        X. y> -  A by-law to deal with the matter of the erection of stove-pipes  and chimneys v^as dealt with,  and it,is now necessary for intending builders^ to secure the  approval of thejcity authorities  before constructing chimneys etc.  Another bylaw^ which has long  been awaitedyis that dealing  with the width of streets and alleys upon new subdivisions submitted to the council for their  approval.  An amendment to the Health  bylaw was passed by - which a  charge of seventy-five cents per  hour will be made, by the city  for clearing debris from'-lots. etc.  Ordinary scavenging will be done  free bf charge. 7X  The plans of the city hall submitted by S. Bird: were approved.  The waterworks bylaw provides for a pumbing plant to be  erected and a reservoir' on the  property of .the Nicola Valley  Coal and Coke Company, from  which distributing mains will  carry the waterpto various sec  tions of the city.  . \w  BI  I  NO SCHOOL NEXT WEEK  '���'."':;   -^ ���       ���''    ' ��� y>_,  Owing to the absence of Principal McKenzie there will be no  school next week;   Mr.. McKenzie leaves for Kamloops at the  end of this week to attend the  convention of school teachers .'.of  the province which will commence  next Tuesday and last all week.  The teachers of British Columbia  meet annually for the purpose of  discussing various problems encountered in their work,-with) a  yiew'to'improving:^i'e-ischolastic  standard.     Various papers are  read   on   different  topics .after  which there follows a ��� general  discussion by the teachers present.  ����� ���  IS EXPECTED  Merritt Will Boom More Than Ever  Before and More Solidly  With the complete disappearance of the snow, the weather  warming and  thawing out  the  ground, already preparations are  being   made   for   plowing    and  seeding,  and  many   owners   of  small gardens, haye commenced  turning up the soil.     With the  city council contemplating large  expenditures for the permanent  benefit of the.the city, and the  council and the board of trade  co-operating in   the issue of a  pamphlet which will adequately  advertise the resources and potentialities of Merritt   and the  surrounding district,  and banks  and business houses making preparations for large expenditures,  and the Canadian Pacific Railway  undertaking to rush the construction of a new passenger station,  the prospects of the city   were  never brighter than they are at  present' .;.-. .���'. - ��� . -���-,;������..���  The expenditure to be made by  the   Canadian   Pacific   Railway  Cbriipany will alonernean the.employment, of a large number of  trained workmen.   The Bank of  Montreal:   will   expend    thirty  thousand    dollars    in' erecting  handsome offices here, and quarters for their staff of officers.   A  hotel to cost thirty thousand dol-  lars.is projected.    The city will  expend seventy thousand dollars  upon the installation of a water-  wprks.and- electric light system  iandystreet improvements.    The  various "coal mining   companies  will shortly increase, their staffs  of employees.    The construction  of a ten thousand dollar city hall  will commence, in a few jweeks.  And lastly;'butnot*least, itis expected that, in-a short time the  Kettle. Valfey iKailway "company  will undertake" further construe  tion from this end.of the line  and the old aldermanie board is  eliminated. St. Johns is rapidly  expanding.into one of the greatest cities of the Dominion, it being an open port all the year  round and amanufacfuring centre, and it is an excellent testimonial to Mr. Fisher's ability that  he is to be elected mayor bv acclamation, April 11th. He is conr  sidered one of the brightest business men in Eastern Canada.  LARGE NUMBERS  AT BANQUET  RAILWAY SPUR  It is expected that in the course  of a week construction of a spur  from the mainline of the C.P.R.  into the yards of the Vancouver Lumber Company and  the Merritt Lumber Yard .will be  commenced. Ties are already oh  the ground and the grade surveyed.  OPENS NEW STORE  Early this week N. J. Barwick  commenced the renovation of the  premises formerly occupied "by  Smith and Clark. The interior  of the store was repainted; and  kalspmined by R. J. McGregor.  In future this will be the harnes-  making department, Mr. Barwick utilizing his former "offices  for.his undertaking business. '   -  MINE ACCIDENTS  As though due to phenomenal  conditions prevalent; throughout  the continent the explosion in the  Diamond Vale mine was followed  within a comparitively few days  by explosions in Oklahama and  Virginia.' Since seven men perished here, two hundred have  been killed in a -similarrmanner  in the United States.  Annual Dinner of Fanners' fnststute  s   Very Successfuil  About fifty farmers and business men from .various points in  the valley sat down at the annual  banquet of (he Nicola; Farmers'  Institute held this year' atv'the  Nicola Hotel! '     -   -     -������'���/���  Stanley Kirby had spared no  pains to assure the success of the  dinner, with the result that the"-  viands were delicious and at the  close of the evening a vote of  thanks was tendered him by the  assembled guests.     ���' -  President.H. S. Cleasby acted  as chairman and tdastmaster for ':  the evening and handled the  list  with skill.' ��� -  The first   toast, honored ��� was-���  that of the King, and. then   the  Governor-General.   '   ���    "   "  A. R. Carrington proposed  "Canada" to which A.E. Howse  responded'in a few -well-chosen  words.'  Dr. Stewart, of Lower Nicola,  then proposed "'the' "Army =and  Navy,, which was responded to  by Lieutenant-Colonel Flick:   -  A. W. Strickland proposed  "Livestock" and T. Heslop responded. '���>''���  J. Thacker, of Dot, proposed:  the "Poultry. Industry", which  was replied to by Mr. Wood-Lee,*  of Nicola. ������-."..  A.   N.   B.   Rogers    proposed  ''Trade arid Commerce" to'which:  G. B. Armstrong arid-F. A". Refd"'  responded.' -   ���    ,  A.- E.- Howse gave the "toast ������'  "The Coalmining Industry" to'  which Joseph Graham "made a' ���  happy response. - ' "'" ���'"  ��� "Earming" was; then,proposed';  andr responded;to by the'Rev. Gly  Murray.*:   -"���   '��� "-'   ;- ���{.   .?..".".  The Diamond Vale company offers you  the opportunity to purchase a ;home.sgfe  -������ a^. ��� __������_���>__���____ _. _     ___  on the Diamond Vale field, south of the  railway track on easy terms.  Inside Lots 50x120  MRS. GRAHAM ILL  Residents of this city and Middlesboro will regret to hear of the  illness of Mrs. C. Graham, mother of the superintendent of the  Nicola Valley Coal and Coke  Company. She was taken suddenly with pneumonia last week,  while in the boarding house. She  was removed to her son's residence at once and the doctor summoned. Mrs. Kay has been engaged in nursing her since her  illness and high hopes for her  speedy recovery are entertained.  All these .projects involve thelnection with the strike of the  expenditure of large ��� sums of construction crews along the C.  money. The demand for labor N. R. "A" Squadron is over  will increase, more goods will be strength, so there are probably  GOVERNMENT EXPECTS TROUBLE  ,l During the week news was received, that .^A!l Sg uadron_.Br��t-  ish Columbia Horse, headquarters  ,  __    .,.        Kamloops, had been p.dered to I attended* the "meetings of the/in-'  be in readiness for service in co'n-|stltute during the: past -year and'"  All the speakers-took_ occasion *i  "fo'refer'to* the.suceess .wfSeivhaB1 "  V*  50x 8 20  If you pay cash we will reduce these  prices 10 per cent.  TITLE GUAR��NTEfED  See  at the Diamond Vale Supply Co.  PROSPECTORS BUSY  During the past few weeks  prospectors have been busy outfitting for the season at Granite  CreeklanTi=Princetb^ny=It^is=said  that there will be more prospectors travelling through the Similkameen this summer than at  any time since the big boom.  bought and sold, in short every  thing will be lively. '  In regard to the proposed electric lighting, waterworks and  street improvement schemes the  most agreeable part of these projects is the permanency of their  effects. Already quite a large  number of outside residents of  the valley have made purchases  of acreage with a view to settlement here as soon as water and  light are available.  The signal victory of British  Columbia potatoes in competition  with varieties grown all over the  continent, at the exhibition in  New York recently, means that  there will be a great demand for  potatoes, and nowhere in the  province may this vegetable   be  seventy six men affected by this  order. Itwill.be interesting to  note whether or not the "use' of  troops will become necessary.  CITY DEBENTURES  During the week the debentures for the fire and city hall issue were received from Aemilius  Jarvis and Co., of Toronto, who  were successful bidders for the  issue. Mayor Reid was busy  yesterday signing the interest  coupons, and as soon as the bonds  are returned to Toronto the  money will be placed at the city's  credit by the bond house.  COLLETTVILLE BRIDGE  Active construction of ' the  bridge over the Coldwater River,  which �� hen completed will be a  shortcut for people travelling  from this city to Collettville, is  being pushed by Dan Sutherland  government road superintendent.  cultivated^with such success/ as  in the Nicola Valley and particularly in the immediate vicinity  of Merritt. Many people will  undertake the cultivation of this  vegetable this summer, and the  assurance of a certain supply of  water will undoubtedly lead to  the settlement of many small  gardeners within the city limits.  Poultry farming is especially  suitable for this climate and  within reasonable distance of the  centre of the city are many  splendid farm sites, exceedingly  well adapted to this purpose.  It is the recognition of the  security of the foundation .upon  which the city of Merritt rests  that has led to settlement here  and the indications are that the  pioneers' foresight will be justified this summer.  I  WON'T   WORK  i    It is said that   the   Industrial  Workers of the World propose _to  move to Mexico and set up ajtiew  republic.     If it were not for the  international   complications  which might arise, we could wish  that they would do so,"'���-. in order  that the' rest of mankind could  see what   sort   of  a   job   they  could make of it.: The chances  are that they would find" it much  easier to talk of governing than  to govern.    .  rosy predictions=6f a: successful  year in 1912 were voiced.     ���'���'  G. Brash and John Collett enlivened   the   proceedings' ,with,  vocal selections, the latter singing "The Red, White and Blue."'"  The evening -concluded.- with: ������  the singing of the National-An- "  them. *  B.  ��������  AN EPIGRAMMATIC OPPOSITION  Mr; Piirkpj; Wiilisims will, we  assume, be leader of His Majesr  ty's L'\vai Opposition. This., is  the first time in the histoiy of a  Canalian'province when a Soci-  a'ist has held this position.  MAYOR OF ST.  JOHNS N  Mayor Reid received^the news  this week that his uncle.WCS.  Fisher is an unopposed candidate  for mayor of St... John's N.-./B.,  St. Johns recently adopted the  commission form of government,  under which the civic affairs are  conducted'by five commissioners  of which the mayor is the chief.  The commissioners devote their  entire time to municipal business  BIG ACCOUNT LIST  The city council, on. Monday,  night passed accounts aggregating $2000. Part of the -amount  went for salaries and about $950  for the equipment for the scavenging department.  NEW. C. P. R. STATION  Plans for the new station to be  erected here by the C.P.R. have  been in the hands of Mr. Puffer  the local agent, for the past few  weeks. They show a handsome  two-storey building, with a platform five hundred feet in length.  Two waiting rooms   are   provided, one for ladies, arid one for  gentlemen.    In addition to this  there is   an   express   and light  freight office arid accomodations  are also provided for the  agent  arid his family, the   upper  floor  being devoted toi their'use.   The  general design is similar to that  st Nicola : though   on   a   larger  scale.    It is probable, however,  that before the contract for  the  building is let   further   changes  that will- make.it somewhat lar-:  ger than at present proposed may'',  be decided upon, as the company  have already increased ,,the, amount appropriated for the work  CAPTAIN FORSTER HONORED  Captain H.'F. Forster.  of Nicola, returned on ^Tuesday evening from the   Cavalry School  of  Instruction at Winnipeg.    While'  there he was very popular with  officers and men, with the result  that upon the eve of his departure  ho was .presented,   after  mess.  with a.han.dsome pair of silver-  mounted   spurs. ,  This   tribute  was the more appreciated,, as: it  was totally unexpected.  With Captain Forster, Seargt.  JLohn__Smith,lof-thi8-eity,_return=-  ed. Trumpeter. James Smith  arid Corporals' Arthur and  Stackhouse arrived here on  Wednesday night.  Speaking of the tragic death of  Major Husband, of Vernon,' Captain Forster mentions .-.that  he.  had passed all his 'examinations  and was to have returned to his"  home, but asked for a .last ride  with the rest.   Captain   Forster  was in charge of the ride on the  fatal   day.     Major   Husband's  horse slipped on the   car  tracks  and threw him on the pavement  -gashing his skull above the eye.  He was quickly   removed  to  a  tramcar  for. transportation   to  barracks and as soon as he .got  on the car became delirious. ,-A.I _;  the officers were at his bedside   ���  when he passed away   VACHON TO LYTTON  Provincial   Constable    Edgar  Vachon, of   this   city,   received  telegraphic instructions yesterday to proceed at once to Lytton.'.  He left on   the  noon   trainj>   I(f;  was reported here on .Tuesdayy  night that there had been a free .  fight in the morning in   Lytton, V  one hundred and fifty men being :  engaged in the fracas.   The.gov- :  ernment will  ______        _...    do  its  utmost to  by fifteen hundred dollars, [prevent serious trouble. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, April" 5, 1912  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in  Six months $1.00  advance  j. w. ELLIS  Manager  0��e dollar per inch per month ior regular advertising. Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising: 10 words for 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates   furnished for large contract ad  rertisinfc. : ��� ���'_ ���     >,  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt.BC.  Phone 25.  <unionJ3  5��JLABEL>  -  :   "^^  FIRE   PROTECTION  The ratepayers of this city will  shortly be asked to give their approval to a by-law by which it is  proposed to raise about sixty  thousand dollars for the purpose  of installing a waterworks and  electric lighting system in Merritt.  No one will for a moment doubt  the wisdom of installing an electric lighting system, owned and  controlled by the people here.  Not only from the point of illumination of the public highways,  but in the more far-reaching effect upon the growth of the city  as a result of the consequent advertising the city would receive  from those who pay a visit to a  well lighted town the proposal to  instal a-municipal lighting plant  is of great importance and should  receive the approval of the ratepayers.  How much more necessary then  is an efficient waterworks system.  At present the business people  of the city are subscribing the  salary of a nightwatchman to give  warning of incipient blazes.  That is at best a palliative measure, because even though he  should be able to detect a blaze  it is extremely doubtful whether  or not the present facilities would  make it possible to quench afire  of any size. Certainly if there  should be a strong breeze blowing when there is a fire in the  centre of the city it would be  merely a question of salvaging  whatever possible before the  flames consumed nearly everything..   ,.  Itis proposed to instal a waterworks system by which hydrants  will be jplaced at reasonable intervals throughout the entire city,  and thus it willbe possible"to secure good .pressure at all times.  The peppie-jriave already voted  the money necessary for the purchase of -suitable fire fighting  equipment. It now remains for  them to apprpye a bylaw by which  water can be supplied at all  houis,  .;  ate and the enterprises which  the new lines, of transportation  will bring into existence. Thus  we have in sight as the direct  consequence of railway construction within the province an expenditure which is certain to exceed $250,000,000 and may easily  reach $300,000,000, most of  which will be made in the next  five years and all within the next  seven years at the most, unless  unforeseen contingencies arise.  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  LOOKING ;AHEAD  The next five years apparently will be the great railway era  in British Columbia. The programme of the provincial government, disclosed and in contemplation, will ensure the construction of a great railway mileage and the consequent expenditure of very.large sums of money in work and materials. We  look for' the completion of at  least 3000 miles within the period named, and the inception and  ���of-a^TOOff  are  possible completion  miles more.   These  500  525  100  300- 925  500  240  500  325  a  figures  arrived at in the following man  ner,  Construction now in sight:  Canadian Pacific Miles.  Kootenay Central      200  Lines in Okanagan :..    100  Lines on Vancouver Island.    200���  Canadian Northern  Y. H. P. to Vancouver.......  Kamloops to Kelowna......  Lines oh Vancouver Island  Grand Trunk Pacific....:  Kettle Valley��f..;y.^':..7  Great Eastern^ Et. George  Great Northhe^ii and .others  including    sundry v.- branch   . .���  lines and  allowing  for   un-  der-estimate of main lines.  Total    ....'....: ������  Probable construction:  Bute Inlet Railway.' ...  ���  Railway to Peace River.........  Total        - "  The probability   is   that   this  mileage is under-estimated rather  than over-estimated.    It will call  for the enormous   outlay   of   at  least $160,000,000, to which   we  may safely add another $100,000,  000   for   work   which   will    be  brought about as the  result  of  the construction   of  these   railway s.    In this we   include   the  establishment of terminal facilities, the building of towns,   the  construction  of    public . works  which the railways will necessit-  3000  550  450  1000  THE PEACE RIVER LANDS  The Vancouver Sun says that  the  Dominion  Government will  consider during the recess   the  propriety   of   handing   back to  this pi-ovince the 3,500,000 acres  of land in the Peace River country selected by the late Government in persuance of the terms  of the Settlement Act of 1884.  We shall be  very .glad if this  proves to be the case, and shall  be even more pleased if the government decides to hand over this  area to the province.    As many  new-comers   may be unfamiliar  with the facts of the case, it may  be mentioned that the province  agreed in 1884 to give the present  E. & N, land grant to the Dominion to secure the construction  of a railway on the Island, also  the railway belt, namely, a strip  forty miles wide across the province, along the route of the Canadian Pacific, and 3,500,000 acres  in the Peace Eiver Country to be  selected by the Dominion  Government in aid of the transcontinental   railway.     The   railway  belt and the Peace River land was  to belong to the Dominion.    No  selection of the latter area was  made until a few years ago, when  Mr. Oliver, Minister of the Interior, sent out surveyors and select  ed a rectangular block on both  sides of the Peace and immediately adjoining the eastern boundary  of the province.  It has always seemed to the  Colonist very unjust that this  land should belong to the Dominion and that the cost of opening  it up with roads, the erection of  the necessary public buildings  and the maintenance of schools  should be paid for by the province, and we have urged for many  years that the Dominion should  surrender its claim. ���Colonist.  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.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. 3 Commencing at a post planted at  the south-westcornerof Lot327, thence  north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence south 80 chains, 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 Lot 328, 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  Knight J. Garroch,  C. C.  K. OF P.  Nicola Valley  Lodge No. 46,  meets in Reid's  Hall every Wednesday night at 8  p. m. All visiting  brethren are cordially invited to  attend.  Knight R. Hebron  K.R. S.  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 breth  ren   cordially   in.  vited to attend.  Geo. L. Murray C. R.  H. H. Matthews, Sec.  A.F.& AM.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  R eid's H;all  th=e=second  Tuesdayof each  month at 8 p.  m. Sojourning brothers cordially invited.  S. J. Solomon Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  Yale Land District District of Yale  Take notice that Louis H. Weber of  Vancouver, B. C., intends to apply tb  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 containing 640 acres more or less. " .'"��� .,'',  LOUIS H. WEBER  ''���It. Z. Chandler, Agent.  : January 31st, 1912. 8 12 y  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 ata post planted at  the north-west corner of Lot330, thence  south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence north 80 chains, thence.west 80  chains to point of commencement containing 640 acres more br less.  LOUIS H. WEBER  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  January 31st 1912 8-12  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 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.  Takenotice 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 north-east  corner of Lot 613, near Coldwater River, thence north 40 chains, thenca east  40 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence w.est 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-lo  -3_Cf  DEPARTMENT OF WORKS  Notice to Contractors  CONSTABLE'S QUARTFRS, YALE  Sealed=tenders,=superscribed=?iTen  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  com-  Eletion of a four-roomed timber-framed  uilding for constable's quarters at  Yale, in the Yale Electoral District,  B. C.  Plans, specifications, contract and  forms of tender may be seen 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 contract when called upon to  do so, or if he fail to complete thejwork  conti 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 not necessarily accepted,  J. E. GRIFFITH,  Public Works Engineer.  Department of Public Works,  Victoria, B. C, March 25th, 1912.  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.  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 Nicola Water  District:���  Allan Lake.  Biche Creek.  Beaver Lake.  Beaver Creek.  Boulder Creek.  Bull Pine Creek.  Burnt Corral Creek.  Big Kid Lake.  Broom Creek.  Clapperton Creeky  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.  Graveyard creek.  Goodwin creek. _+._.  Goodwin lake, y  Grouse creek. .'"���'.  Godey creek.  Gravel Lake.   "; ~"  Hamilton creek  Hobbins creek; .  Hope lake.  Harry Byron ereek.  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.      C;  Loon lake.  Mamete lake.  Mamete creek.  Minnie lake.  Missezula lake.���.,  Murray creek.  Monroe creek. ���_-.-_  Mountain creek.  i   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.  i ��� Pike Mountain creek.  Penask lake. ;|  Pony creek.     :  Petite creek.  Pothole lake.  ; Pike creek,  f 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."  i Short creek.  r  Spiaos creek.  "Smith creek.  Shingle creek.  Swamp creek.  Summer creek  Sim creek.  Stumbler creek.  Spring creek.  Seventy-four-mile creek.  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.  Upper Nicola lake.  =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  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 calf 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  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  lake.  Small creek two miles north   of  John  Marquart, s pre-emption.  Small creek at mouth of Canyon west  of S. Moore's residence.  Moore's  situated   some  Howse  Ranch,  pre-  Spring gulch north of lot 180.  Spring     100    yards     south-east      of  Gilbert Blair s residence.  Creek about one mile west of Prince-  tori.  Lake at Strong Meadows.  Creek running onto Lot 746,   G*oup 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, 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 municip:  ality 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  actas amended. Printed forms for such  memorandum (Form No. 19) can be  obtained from any of the Water Rec  orders 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, 19a 2.  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.  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 proposed 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 given for the  most successful Designs submitted.  Particulars of the competition anc'  plan of the site may be obtained on request from the undersigned.  The designs to be sent in by July 2! si  1912 addressed to  THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION  Parliament Buildings,  1 Victoria, British Columbia.  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of  the Province of British Columbia, may  be leased for a term of twenty-one  years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be  leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in'which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  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-re-  funded 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  th;s advertisement will not be paid for.  UNDERTAKER  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets a��d Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merritt  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliable French regulator; never fails. These  pills are exceedingly powerful in regulating the  generative portion of the female system. Refuse  all cheap Imitations. ��r. do Van's are sold at  ��6 f box, or three for |10. Mailed to any address  Tho Bcobell Drag Co., St. Cathnrlnei, Ont,  FFCCi Time Keeping  Is after all the most desirable feature in a watch, without it  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? to 23 jewels. All  of which we guaranttee to be perfect time-keepers.  SIMPSON & CRANNA  JEWELERS.  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  RH^HNn*aai">"*M^HHH*MMM��0��BHMBHHa^U��HBM^HH_il_______MHanMaB^KaBHl^aHlini  MTERRITT, B. C.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL   WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to   handle  any  kind   of   Building  Construction   Work  em  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  DEALERS IN  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 Tobaccos and Cigars  DDL  VOGHT   ST OPPOSITE THE MFRR1TT  VVJVani    Jl. SUNSHINE   .THEATER, MtKKH 1  CHASs J. VANHEAR, Proprietor.  0LDWATER  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  M. McfNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The ".hoicest of Beef, mutton, etc., always on hand   j  Fresh Fish, tiggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  Nicola Valley  -Dealers ln=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  -        Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  Manufacturers of=  Strictly High; Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh  Fish  always  on   hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager Friday, April 5, 1912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  y,  Men in the Anthracite   Region   of  Pennsylvania Given Notice  to Cease Work.  ! Cleveland, 0. Apl. 3rd,���The  first step toward a. stoppa.ee in  coal production in the United  States, as a result of wage disputes was taken on Friday, when  the miners' union ordered 170;000  miners in the anthracite region  of Pennsylvania to quit work  last Sunday at midnight.  The suspension was ordered  because of the operators refusing  to grant the union demands for  increased pay.       ���-  The shutting down of the  mines, the union officials say,  will cause a loss in the coal production of the country of 7,013,  000 tons of anthracite a month  and will entail a loss in pay to  the miners of not less than $350,  000 a day.  Measures to induce miners and  operators to renew negotiations,  broken off in New York "several  weeks ago,are talked of.  Settlement of the bituminous  coal miners' wage dispute on a.  basis satisfactory-to both . sides  was announced late on Friday  night as having been virtually  arranged.  The order  PREMIER'S THANKS FOR VICTORY  "The government will more  than ever realize its responsibilities to the people of the province.  The victory which the Conservative party has achieved is a victory for the future of the province  for the government will now go  on with the larger issues that are  but now dimly dreamt of in regard to the development and  prosperity of the province. In  the past we have labored with  many handicaps and we have so  far been enormously successful.  That we will continue to beso is  my greatest hope, especially in  view of the magnificent attitude  of the people whom we represent  in parliament.  ' 'From now on British Columbia will fprgd ahead as she has  never done before. Faith in the  country's potentiality has been  splendidly vindicated tonight,  and with that great warrant to  back us the government of the  province will do its best to inspire  that confidence in the investing  world which the people themselves have so plainly exhibited."���  Premier McBride.  night a savage bulldog attacked  them and bit Mr. Green several  times in the public squdre.  Bill S. Deaton, of Running  Creek, was playing with a cat  last Friday, when it scratched  him on tpe verandah.  Mr. Fox, while harnessing his  broncho last Saturday, was kicked just south of the fruit bin.  M illinery  Fancy Goods  arctie  for<��the ^anthracite  miners to quit work'says:      y,  "Suspension ordered to all anthracite mine workers:  Your committee, to whom was  delegated authority by thePotts-  ville convention to   negotiate   a  wage contract, up to   this   time  has been unable \p do so, and inasmuch as the present wage agreement  expires   March 31,  all  mine workers except engineers,  pumpmen,   firemen,     slatemen,  watchmen and such others as are  absolutely necessary for the proper protection of   property,   are  hereby notified to suspend work  April 1  and. remain, idle   until  further notice."  Summarized  the  facts   about  the suspension are:  Number of miners to quit, 170,  000 in Pennsylvania,    Demands:  Twenty per cent, increase, in pay  eight-hour'day, instead of nine-  complete recognition of the Union," adoption of a system, whereby thf operators  would   deduct  from the pay the union dues eaeh  month and give it direct   to  the  national union;   modification   of  the conciliation board created in  1902 to enable employees to deal  more directly with' employers.  CHANGED HIS MIND  A story is told of Phillip Sutton,  a Skeena river Indian,  who was  left to take care of the services  while   the  regular   pastor   was  away.    On Sunday night Phillip  was conducting the service when  the gasoline   lights   went   low.  While the congregation were singing Phillip went out with the lamp  to see what was wrong.   He stuck  the lamp in the box with the gasoline tank and in an instant Phillip started on his way to heaven.  As he passed the church windows  he saw Rachel weeping and he  changed his mind and   started  down for the other place, but the  ground was frozen and as a result  of his sudden contact with terra  firma his knee was knocked out  of joint, his wrist was sprained  and the hair was all scraped off  his face.    He is now just able to  be around.���Omineca Herald.  HE DID NOT ADVERTISE  Breathes there a man with soul  so dead,  Who never to himself has said;  'My trade of late is getting bad,  I'll try another ten-inch ad!'  If there be, go, mark him well,  No bank account for  him   shall  swell, ������-..������'.  No   angels   watch   the    golden  stair,  To welcome   home   the millionaire,  The man who never asks for  trade,  By local line or ad. displayed,  Cares more for rest than worldly  gain,  And patronage  but   gives   him  pain.  Tread lightly  friends;   let no  rude sound  Disturb his solitude profound,  Here let him lie in calm repose. "  Unsought   except   by   men   he  owes,  And when he dies,   go,  plant  him deep,  That nothing  may   disturb   his  sleep,  Where no rude clamour may dispel,  The quiet that he lovod so well.  And that the world may know  its loss  Place on a   stone   a   wreath   of  moss,  And on a stone above,  'Here lies  A fossil, who did not advertise.'  MISS Mae MARRIOTT  Specialist in Ladies' Accessories.  Exclusive agent for D & A Corsets.  Merritt Townsite Offices. ' Voght Street.  The Place to Dine  The S  Established  1817. HeadOffice    Montreal  Capital - - . .        $16,000,000.00  Reserve and^Undivided Profits       $16,855,185.36  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  GENERAL   BANKING BUSINESS   TRAINS (IT  BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY  MERRITT NICOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open on Tuesdays and Fridays only.  I  VOGHT STREET  EXCELLENTJCUISINE  Wines andpLiquors.  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  of the next best.  Thinking When a  illMarry   fcr & Home  alone, as we. are told tliey sometimes do, it h ehooves bachelors  who may be getting: jBst a trifle noar the,*, e "iidt o Sfethl  question of home huildingf Pome sincere taught Jf bourse  ZtfU'J q^ara?te�� that a home will always tfrn the trick? but  ft* much faith ,n the quality of our lumber and other  froT^f/fn'nffi^ t0���Jnake a <-��Pf0'-tal.le, ozy home that'we  who n��� Ji off,enni'r rl?e suggestion as an ai. atleast. To those  who are already married, but are homeles we say BUILD  NOW-you'lI be happy if you do and sorr.    if you don't   for  '   't7k��th1!o^ 'Come  in  and  let"  cane uiis over at close range.  "There's No  Place Like Home"  VANCOUVER LUMBER  CO'Y.  MERRITT, B. C. .      '  J. E. WALKER, Manager.  i<m ijw��*..��_������_,  Under new. management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the best  In every department we aim'tojiplease, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL1; TRADE_A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  SON IS ELECTED  Victoria, April 3rd.-Two hours  after receiving certain news that  his son   had  been   re-elected   a  member of. _ the provincial legislature,   Hon. C. E. Pooley,   former speaker of the  House   and  for many years a. representative  from Esqimalt, died. here.  :   Mr. Pooley haa been suffering  . for a year from   cancer  of  the  liver, but it had only   been   for  the last few days that   the   disease had become acute.  Mr. R. H, Pooley,   a son,   was  elected from Esquimalt, and his  father had been keenly interest-.  =,e<Li n_.the^contest.  GIVEN MILITARY HONORS  Winnipeg/ April   3rd.���With  full military honors the body of  Major W. H. Husband, killed on  parade Saturday, was borne from  the barracks to the C. P. R. station at noon last Thursday where  it was shipped to Vernon for interment.    The   funeral   service  was held in   the   officers'   mess  and was conducted by the Rev.  F.'C. Heathcote,   of  All Saints'  church.     The   body   was   then  placed on   a   gun-carriage   and  draped with a Union Jack.    The  cortege was composed of officers  and men of Strathcona's Horse-  I The late Major Husband was  an ex-mayor and vice-president  of the Y. M. C. A.   of   Vernon,  and T. D. Patton and C.R. Sayer  represented that association at  the funeral.    Colonel Steele was  in command of the military.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong'w Store  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  geo. McGruther, Prop;  SEE   THE  Merritt. B. C.  FOR LIVERY, EXPRESSI& DRAY WORK  WE CAN MOVE   YOUR   PIANO,   HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE OR  YOUR    HOUSE. CONTRACT WORK A SPECIALTY-  WOOD FOR SALE  GE[0.   RICHES'    OLD    STAND  COUTLEE AVENUE       -        -        REAR  DIAMOND VALE   STORE  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister aad Solicitor^  -  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  CONSERVATIVES UNOPPOSED  In the provincial elections last  Thursday the feature outside of  the general result, was the number who were declared elected  by general acclamation. Those  Conservatives who hadjthe^priv  Charles Edward Pooley, K. C.  was born at Upwood,  Huntingdonshire, England,  on February  8, 1835, and in 1896 married Elizabeth, the only daughter of W.  Fisher.    He   was   educated   at  Huntingdon and Bedford grammar   schools.    He   entered   thei  public service of British  Colum-X  bia and was called to the bar in  1877, and was made a bencher of  the Law socjety in 1884.    He became Queen's counsel   in   3887,  and a member of the legislature  of British Columbia in 1882.    He  was Speaker from 1887 to 1889;  and since 1902.    He was president of the council and was offered the   premiership   of   British  Columbia on two   occasions,   refusing.    He was a Conservative  in politics.   ,  ilege of going fishing instead of  taking the platform in the campaign were the following nominees who escaped a fight:  Alberni: J. G. C. Wood.  Atlin: Hon. H, E. Young.  Chilliwack: S. A. Cowley.  Cranbrook; T. D. Caven.  Grand Forks: Ernest Miller.  Kaslo: N. F. McKay.  Revelstoke: Hon. T. Taylor.  Richmond: F. L. Carter-cotton  Similkameen; L. W. Shatford.  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. N. B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  HAg    IETVAJDEP    OTJFL   STORE  ;yy TO BE GBVEN AWAY FREE  &���;.��.ONE   ONLY  TO  A  FAMILY WHILE   THEY LAST  SPECIAL FOR  WITH  EVERY  PURCHASE OF A SUIT OF  r.   + D n  "��     1,  ^fe^jMA%*M^S,1iAB0V�� ON��OF 7H��SE  m% HANDSOME DOLLS for the little ones  These dolls are of cloth, indestructible, and will last for years with tho  feT^?uS0rt0f PHHr-Jrh15r will stand alone if the feet arcTproplrly made  X �� t���ld c��n.��0SS,bIy b����k one or hurt itself in handling it. Thifii est kS>d  j��i? t0yC BP^iB you7 <*ildren ��P riRht and teach them to play with Peabody's  dolls whenk.ds and wear Peabody's Overalls when as men they undertake  their more serious duti33 in the world. "nueitaice  .M2l-l*n42JBLCL  ������-��� ^m-�����_rm"^��?"ikjsj:  anrl  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  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  ACCEPTS IRISH HOME RULE BILL  , London, April 3rd.���At a private meeting of his supporters this  week, John Rodmond, the Irish  Nationalists leader, announced  his whole hearted acceptance, of  the terms of the government's  Irish Home Rule Bill. He said  that barring unforseen events,  the measure probably would bp  passed through parliament by tho  beginning of September.  THE EDITOR'S EASY SNAP  This is the way some people  view the editor's duties:  Most anyone can be an editor.  All the editor has to do is to sit  at a desk six days out of the  week, four weeks out of the  month, twelve months out of the  year, and edit stuff like this;  Mrs. Jones, of Cactus Creek,  let a can .opener slip last week  and cut. h<rself in the phhtrs.  A mischievous boy in Piketowh  threw a stone and struck Mr.  Pike in the alley last Tuesday.  .'.Chas. Akers climbed on the  roof of .his house last week lor k-  inp; fot,-i kjik ard fell, striking  himself on the back porch.  While II;:ny (_rr< n was a-cor  Nicola  N. J. BARWICK  licrrltt  Open Day and Night  U I       99  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine~satisfies  our customers.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  ^theriiimtdHr^^  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 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 manufacturers, at WalkerviDe, Ontario.  I Electric Restorer for Men  ! Phosphonol restores every nerve in the body /  1 - ������. to its proper tuuslnn; re��toies  vim and vitality. Premature d��'"v i>-<.I nM sotu-il  tingMi^FU,  Wise   heme   from  r^S.'^nS^  ihe   church   social"'-last-Friday &,ttfflnfe ThoSooboUtrue J  Vale  Limited _.. ^i_.__-.... _ ( ^��-  .  --.^__  _-.��� -_p/^.�����i|.    _Sf��� ��� ���    -K-.-  ���:.,.-__. __����_-.-_vS___ u--s.....  -    ���w"����__-..��    _-   -   -  ���*^���_���r     -a ip-l.-'V-  -"-"ia--"-*-  ;*<:��� ��._ --&..���.-....   -_'_���_������i, i'_r*-~"^^-^vT'-_^.-i^ ���__���-     -���...��� �� *���.-���-!__.�� ilv-.*.">j   ���>������.-���-;�����_��.���.���-���{�����  ��-s��l. ���"- *i--i .-*,-���l'__tt!-_._".-   _������"���( ."- ���>- - ije{    i��������  ��55i- vS' rVC VE.V.5-" ~?��__-"-*'ijmvnvf"-i!  ���f.-_3r.-~-; t^i.^-r>\f__:_=_:: =���_��� ��  ;-r-"*.W-Jj-.-.:-'l!..-  iiB.rrp   -*y;    j1M.'U^im.JLmm.jl.Xr,      __  __  i_____VlJgL*^^-'iW''l,-rf,tf "-'-���?���*<-'*g? -*w-l:.-H.'sa.j,-L.f'fei;^,r-j;., ��r,5l__r-', ������-*����� -^ "  -*-���1r-**-=-~   --���-ft   ^....  -Wi"* X*" *  v r at  W'.BPM ^-"r * i -" 'Wfli  1 "*���   II  "~  ���----���-- ��� ** -- wfc.��� i-        if          �����������������- Vtj  fig��  THE NICOLA VALLEY,NEWS  Friday, April 5, 1912  Blood Purifiers.    Sasparilla.    Blood  Bitters.    Saline Salts.    Sulptoir and  Cream  Tartar   Lozenges.     Spring  Tonics. Orange Quinine Wine.  A. F. RANKINE  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  James   Corbett   was  in town  from his ranch last week.  iH.   Mathewson   left   for  coast on Tuesday's train.  the  .Tom Smith went to Kamloops  this week with a prisoner.  H. H. Matthews of Nicola passed through the city yesterday.  Mrs. N. J. Barwick came down  from Nicola yesterday afternoon.  Robert Clark was in town from  Nicola on Wednesday afternoon.  Mrs. Pooley and Mrs. Tutill  left to spend the Easter vacation  at the coast to-day.   o ���   Duncan McPhail arrived in the  city  yesterday   afternoon   from  Quilchena.   ���o ���  R.   Wilkinson, of the Beaver  Ranch is in the citv.    His friends  will regret to hear that his wife  is in the hospital.  Mr. and Mrs. A. N. B. Rogers  and J. E. Walker are among  those who will spend Easter vacation at the coast.  ���. o ���  Harry Hogg will soon be entirely over the effects of his severe burning at the Diamond Vale  mines last month.  John Marquardt, of .Ten Mile  Creek, spent Tuesday in the city.  M. G. Adair, of Lytton, was  laid up in Kamloops Hospital  last week.  - Archie Little is expected back  from Lower California in a few  weeks.  Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Meeker of  Canford Mills, were in town on  Friday evening, returning to  their home on Saturday.  -���- o ���  Dan Sutherland, road superintendent for Yale, left to-day for  Lytton.   o -  J. C. Conklin returned on Monday evening from Spokane and  Seattle and other Washington cities. Jack looks well after his  trip.  Mrs. A. E. Howse paid a visit  to the city on Wednesday afternoon.  ���^Js&k Rogers, well known here,  is now working in the Royal Bank  in Vancouver. -....  *: Next Sunday Mr. and Mrs. G.  McGruther *nd Mr. J. Garcia will  visit Quilchena.  ' Curley K azer is now employed  oriihe Diamond Drill on the N. V.  C. & C. property.  Phillip McLean put an awning  over the front of F. A. Reid &  Co's premises this week.  Aid. J. Cowley   went   out  Coalmont on Tuesday's stage  inspect his property there.  A. B. Kennedy has completed  the electric installation at D.  Dodding's place at Lower Nicola.  The latter is constructing a new  dairy on his farm.  Mr. Isaac Eastwood was confined to his home on Granite avenue last Sunday. While he was  able to walk around on Monday  he was unable to go to his work,  o  Josepn 'Smallet " and Joseph  Collett have settled their doubt  as to their ability at euchre and  each has decided that there is  some skill and a lot of luck in the  game.  e ��� ��� �� '  A. J. Bland left   en  for    Vancouver    after   having ____ _.���_.._ iWItl#  spent a fortnight here selling in- n0rthern land,  surance stock.    He is an A No. 1  salesman and was highly sucess-  ful while here.  en  It is expected that H. W. Sutcliffe will be able to leave the  hospital next week.  -William Hallinan was taken to  the hospital this_:;week.    He is  ' exitefcted to be out again shortly.  ���j_*v.V,'?V ��� -,������ Q   -  'Aid. G. Irvine is expected back  Walter Ridyard left last Mon  to, day afternoon for the   coast  to route to   Salt Lake City,   Utah,  where he will make   his   home.  His family were at the station to  bid him farewell.  Ed. Collett returned from Vernon yesterday, bringing with  him the shire stallion Bramhope  Blackthorn, which he purchased  from the Coldstream estate.  Mrs. J. Smith returned to  Spence's Bridge last Friday after spending a few days with  Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Collett.  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Marshall  have taken up their residence on  the ranch formerly owned by B.  Bewley, having exchanged their  home in this city for the ranch.  Mrs. Marshall will be a regular  visitor to the city as she is treasurer of the Hospital Auxiliary.  - ���: a :.        Mrs. H. Fairley of Cleland,  Scotland, accompanied by her  four children arrived in the city  last Tuesday to join her husband  Harry Fairley, the well known  baker. A number of friends assembled at the train to welcome  them on their arrival. They  crossed the Atlantic in the Allan  liner Hesperian.  ______._O-���������_���  Ed. Pringle the Coalmont livery man, came into town during  the week with two passengers,  D. Galarno, of. Granite Creek,  and 0. S. Anderson, of Prince-^  ton, who were en route to Kamloops. Mr. Pringle has been  staying at the Merritt hotel pending the return of the two. .He  reports Coalmont rather quiet at  present.  ALTERATIONS TO THEATRE  The management of the Sunshine Theatre have recently made  a change in the location of the  theatre, moving it about thirty  feet south of its former site. A  large engineroom has been built  on the north side of,theT building  and in that the gas engine and  dynamo have been placed. The  various films exhibited continue  to attract large crowds every evening. _   ARCTIC SALMON FISHING  Seatle, - April,.-3rd. ��� A power  schooner, which is fitting put;here  for a cruise to Behring Sea and  the Arctic Ocean, will take, a sal-  mon cannery plant, to Kotzebu  Sound on the. Arctic Ocean. This  will be the first salmon .cannery  in the'world on the Arctic Oeean  but probably not the last.- There  are salmon runs in all the Arctic  rivers of Alaska, and the fish are  even better than those, caught  further south, but the difficulties  of going ,to and from,the rivers  is very great and the, season- is  short. , .The amelioration of.cl.iin-  Tuesday ate jn Alaska last summer affected even Point Barrow,' the most  A permanentex-  tension of , the  summer _ would  make Arctic fisheries .profitable.  ��� . o '���   from Spence'iTBridge on Monday  to attend the Assessment Court  of Revision.  Dr. T. V. Curtin went up to  Quilchena on Tuesday afternoon  returning here yesterday morning..  ��� ���  . Prank Bailey went out to Ot-  t^r Valley on'jbusiness on Tuesday.   He is expected to return  next week.  -  o  "William Riley  of  Collettville  expects his family to arrive from  the old country next week.    His  home is already started,  w ���  j_liss McNeil, a member of the  teaching staff, has been confined  tocher home with a severe attack  of rheumatic fever for the past  two weeks. She is now recovering rapidly and may be able tore-  . lu'me her duties in a few weeks.  i . O" ���     .. ' -���  Mr, and Mrs.  J. R. Veale and  family left on Tuesday for Yale,  whfere they  have  taken   up  a  fruit ranch.   A large number of  ���4heir friends assembled  at  the  ^Ration to bid them farewell.  xyy*     -o-^-   ' y ��� The first football match of the sea-  ;-���'   son for the Trorey Cup will  be played  at Middlesboro next Sunday at 2 p. m.  ;"  between the Middlesboro football team  snd one from Merritt, J  R. G. S. Anthony, of Canford;  Dr. Wade of Kamloops; and  Judge Calder, of Ashcroft, are  arbitrators in the right-of-way  difficulty between T. Curnow and  the C. N. R. at Spence's Bridge.  o  GUN CLUB SHOOT  The members of the Gun Club  will hold a special shoot - at the  traps on Good.Friday. A large  turnout of members is expected,  to compete for the various prizes  which have been offered in. the  different events. Shooting is to  begin at 2 o'clock" sharp.  BLUES v*. REDS  Blues: .��� Goal, Neil: backs,  Nelson and Moves; half-backs,  Smith, Balneyes and Young;  right wing, w. Ross and McKendrick; centre, W- Brown; left  wing, J. Moyes and J. Ross.  Reds:���Goal, C. Graham; backs.  Brown and Deyin; half-backs,  Williamson," Darney and D.  Brown; right wing, Cooper and  Baxter; centre, W. Sharp; left  wing, McNutty and Weaver.  .. Notes by a Looker-on.  These two teams lined up at  Middlesboro last Sunday for a  practice game.  Neil played an excellent game  in goal for the Blues.-  At half-time two goals in favor of the Blues. So they were  the attacking party all through  the first. After the kick-off a  good run resulted in D. Brown  notching a goal for the Reds.  Beavers secured another one  which the writer believes should  not have been counted. Another  run resulted in Weaver scoring  another from a beautiful shot.  A good game was ended which  with even moderate luck, should  have been a draw.  Result:��� Reds, 3; Blues, 2.  Referee:-^ W.:Bone.  Linesmen:^ >G. Walker  and  F.  '���Bone.- y- ;��� =  -  Merritt looks pretty safe.  ���^.     JAM PAT.  ENGLISH AS SHE IS SPOKE  Below appears, a reproduction  of "The Quest," written by one  of the local school children. The  spelling is excellent:���  The Quest  Once their were a boy lived in  a little old brown house under, a  apple-tree down by the sea and  he got awful. lonesome and so  one day he said to his mother  that he was-going to hit the hike  and she said to him Why. And  he said this tittle old brown house  don't loot'goM to me. And he  said I will gb all over the world  and see the swellest "homes and  when I find the best I will come"  back.for you dear mother and  then we'll both hike from this  dull old house:' So he beat it.  And he went all over everywhere  but he 'didn't^ see nothing he  liked. and'Whe hit the trail for  the old bro^rn ' house. And his  mother smiled when she seen  him coming'back and she said to  him, Well, kid, "did you find that  swell home, where will we hike  to now?" LAtidhe said to her  "Not on ycmrlife, this old brown  house looks good to little Willie,  bulged the net, with the score  standing five to nil. Moran for  the visitors was also a stone wall  but several lucky goals on the  part of the Westerners seemed  to take the heart out of 'Paddy.'  now.  >> \  ���*>-  Mr. and"~Mrs. Joseph~Burr of  Ashcroft arrived in the city last  evening to see their daughter  Mrs. Wilkinson, who was brought  from the Beaver Ranch to the  hospital yesterday.  ������ o -  John Collett and Dr. Curtin  spent Sunday afternoon inspecting the work done on the claims  below Coutlee which were owned  by Bobby Waitshoair prior to his  departure to unknown lands.  Mr. Freeman, an engineer of  the C. P. R., was in the city on  Tuesday evening and left for the.  coast on Wednesday. On Wednesday morning he did some surveying by the Diamond Vale  switch.  ���     ' ���     ���o  Joseph Bulman of Stump Lake visited his sister Mrs.   F. W.    Jackson   at.  Nicola this week.  '   ��� ! O ! .   ���'.'..���  Magistrate Shaw of Vancouver and  his son will arrive at Nicola tonight to  spend Easter with Mrs. Sha"w.   .  HOSPITAL  DANCE  It is expected that there will  be a large attendance of people  from all points in the valley at  thetbaII=in=aidpf=the=Nicpla^ak  ley General Hospital next Easter  Monday. The members of ihe  Ladies' Auxiliary have been indefatigable in their efforts to assure a complete success for the  evening's entertainment.  ALL-STARS EASY VICTORY  Vancouver;. Apl, ,3rd.���Seven  thousand wildly excited spectators saw the Western All-Stars  vanquish their Eastern hockey  rivals in the local arena last  night by the<.overwhelming score  of ten goala to four. It was one  of the greatest hockey struggles  that the game has ever seen.  Playing under a handicap of  strange ice and strange faces,  the Eastern'team despite the  one-sided score, was by no means  outclassed and did not abandon  hope until the final whistle   had  DIAMOND YALE ACCIDENT     I  According to a despatch received by this office from Victoria  last Saturday the minister for  mines, Hon. Richard McBride  had announced his. intention of  reviewing the evidence in regard  to the accident at the Diamond  Vale Mine on the 7th of last  month. According to the* telegram the chief inspector was expected to return to Victoria early  this week, but it is not believed  that he had arrived in time to report before Easter^  Miss L. Carrington returned to  Nic  ola yesterday after visiting friends   at  Coyle.  Joseph Guichon   was  business yesterday.  i o  Mrs. Plater or Vancouver  in   Nicola   on  her parents Mr  ola.  and Mrs.  is visiting  Colk at Nic-  ;.:,. iCATHOLIC'..rjmJRpH    .  Easter Sunday, April 7th.  10.30 a. m. Mass.  2.ZO p.m. Sunday school.  Jas. Wagner, 0. M."  Pastor;  I.  -~~o-  NOTICE  On account of tomorrow being  a public holiday the Ne^s issues  one day earlier than usual.  blown; > Twopf^hethree spares"  were forced:into the game in order that the Western Stars  might be held in ch<eck, but it  would have required a whole  battery of howitzers to have  stopped the boys in the maroon  jerseys.  I They had speed to burn and  outskated the Easterners at every turn. Even the mighty  Taylor was back-checked time  after time. In every period the  Western team outscored the visitors and in the final session placed four sizzling shots past "Paddy" Moran which the veteran  Quebec guardian failed to see.  The real hero of the game was  "Hughie" Lehman. To the former Berlin boy must be given the  credit, if not entirely for the victory, for the few goals gegister-  by the Easterners.  "Never in my-career have I  seen sucti stops," is the way Captain, 'Art? Ross , of the visitors  put it after the second period;  Lehman was here, thiere and everywhere, and although they  'hooped* ^em;high��r|o?w, it was  all tha same. "'  Shot after ; shot from close  range was turned aside and it  was a case of do or die with  'Skene' Ronan when he finally  INDIAN RELICS UNEARTHED  Grand Forks, April 3���While  excavating for the new government wagon road about half a  mile east of the city on Thursday  an old Indian grave was uncovered by the workmen. Part of  the skeleton was still in an excellent state of preservation.  In the grave was also found  flint spearheads some five inches  in length and well shaped, bone  fishing hook, bone needle for  sewing, a rib-from some animal,  some twenty-two inches in length  two inches in width at- the widest part, and nearly an inch in  thickness. This latter had evidently been used as an Indian club  one end of which was engraved  with the head of an Indian and  had a hole through it for the purpose of fastening it with cord or  a piece of buckskin to the "wrist.  POLICE DEPART FOR YALE  Victoria April 4. ���Superintendent Campbell, of ethe provincial  police, has gone to Yale to consult with Inspector Smith and to  arrange for policing the construction camps along the line of the  Canadian Northern, where a  strike has been declared. The  contractors who were in conference with Premier McBride and  Mr. Bowser, stated that unless  protection is afforded at once the  best workmen would leave the  country and the woik of organization would have to be done over  again.  Six hundred strikers, many of  whom were armed with revolvers, shotguns, rifles and clubs.  Wednesday drove stationmen-off  the grade on Burns & Jordan's  contract on the Canadian Northern Railway at Yale and compelled them to stop work.  Similar incidents are alleged U>  have occurred all along the lint  for twenty miles,iri the camps of  Messrs Cunningham and Chew.  The statinnmon have hitherto  refused to listen to the appeal ot  the I. W. W. leaders and only  yielded through fear of being  maltieated, say subcontractors.  This was' the information today  received at the engineering offices  of the Canadian" Northern Railway in Vancouver from number  three division which is in charge  of Mr." "W.' K. Gwyer, resident  engineer.  STRIKE ON MAINLINE  Between four and five thousand men are reported to be out.  on strike along the mainline.  They were engaged on construction on the C. Ni R. "The cessation of labour.came last Saturday morning when about three  thousand dropped their to Is and  quit, demanding three dollars  for a nine hour day, instead of  the present scale of $2.50 to $3.25  for a ten hour day. The strike  is due to the activities of the  I. W. W. men along the line,  Travellers coming in to this  city report that the towns along  the C. P. R. tracks are not exactly comfortable after nightfall  as many men out of work do not  Corporation of the City of Merritt  Public Notice-  is hereby given that any person  or persons placing ashes, cans,  bottles, paper or other refuse on  the Streets or lanes of the City  will be prosecuted under the City  of Merritt Public Health By-law  without further notice.  The City team and Scavenger  will remove ashes etc. from any  lot at a cost to the owner or occupier of 75 cents per hour.  H. Priest  City Clerk.  Plumbing ^nd  "V  ual Fire Insurance Company  Founded  under   the   Farmer's'  Institute ten years.  Cheapest Rates in B. C.   on all  farm property.  Sound.      Safe.      Reliable.  for rates apply to ..  R. WHITAKER, Agent.  Lower Nicola.,.  Stores       $16 a thousand  Farm Property   $4 a thousand  Victoria Rooms  McDonald Block  Quilchena Ave  Finest Furnished Modern Rooms in the  . ,-Gity. y .     .  All outside rooms and well lighted by  electricity.;  For rent by day week   r month.  mrs. j. a. Mcdonald  Proprietress.  H. R. H. Christie, li.Sr., I..C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, li.Sc, D.L.S., B.C.L.S  Christie & Dawsor  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  'branch  A^hcrot'r. B. C.  A B.  KENNEDY  AGENT FOR  Fitmer. Gasoline  Lighting System  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  .   VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE. ,  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP��� -Repairing of  alt kinds <done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by. anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham j  VOGHT STREET 8  V ���.J  E Gr 'Gr 'S*:  FOR  HATCHING  Hardy, - Healthy.' Heavy Layers  are the birds you want.  Our Rose-comb White Leghorns are  all this. Our first incubation showed  great fertility of eggs this pennon.  Order at once if you want sittiigs of  eggs. $3.00 for 15.  ;*' ��� ���   "' .  Willow Grange Parm  CANFQRD, B. C.  OEI1C6  HELLO!  '.THE  MERRITT FOOTBALL CLUB  First Annual Dance  will be held in  CENTRAL- HALL  at 8 p.m. on  Friday. Apr l 19th, 1912  Good Music .Refreshments  Tickets $1.50.        Ladies Free.  A, Jackson, M: C,  The Merritt Football Club is  desirous of thanking the  public for past and  present support.  Central Hall. Merritt, B. Cv  Easte* Monday  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  -    ���  TELEPHONE NOTICE  Tomorrow being a public hojf  iday the telephone service will be  the same as onTSundays.  CAfciADIAM  ZJL  Western Lines  Vest or Revelstoke  hesitate to crack a man over~the  head to get the price of a bed  and meals. In Lytton there are  four constables and they have  been authorized to swear in  twenty extra men if necessary.  THOUSAND MILES BY DOG-TRAIN  Cordova, Alaska. Apl. 3--Chas.  E. Herrin, bearing proxies of fifty delegates  to   the   republican  territorial convention, which met  here   Saturday,    arrived    from  Nome last Thursday completing  a two thousand   mile  dog-team  journey, begun February 17.   At  Fairbanks Herrin was.joined by  Tom Harquam, representing that  district.    Mr. Herrin announced  tonight that he is not a  candidate for national  committeeman,  but would   not   say   whom   he  would support.  Z:...~ir-���. .���     .'O r .  . ANGLICAN CHURCH, .  Easter day, April 7th; 1912  Nicola���8.30 a.m.   (Holy Communion) and 7.30 p.m.     '������-���'���  Merritt���11.30a.m. (Holy Communion) and 3 p.m.  No Sunday School.  Good Friday, April 5th.  Merritt���3 p.m.  Nicola���8 p.m.  J. Thompson,  Vicar.  UNDERTAKING  AND EMBALMING  =Reniains=prepared=ar.d=shipped-to=  ail parts of the world.     ������  Caskets and Coffins.of all'sizes  on hand. '���'-  Address left with A. F. Rankine,  druggist, will receive prompt  attention.  N. J. BARWICK  MERRITT and NICOLA.  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 Britain  to Canada. ' If sending  for your,, friends purchase'  .. your ticket here and avoid  the risk of sending * money.  For rates and sailings apply  ���^to    -. -'..'������"���"'..'���.. '"   ���'   .:":.  . .&___.tji  7  V. H. PUFFER  Agent - Merritt, B.C.  Or write to     ���     .  H. w; BROpiE  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver.-B.<..'>.  HOtEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  I  Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.    -   ;   -     Spacious Rooms.  Excellent accommodation.    -; Well lHU<d tTicx *-l < 11.  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Special  attention   to  commercial trs.de.  Rates $1.50 per day..  Special Rates by the month  , ��> - __     ���  ANDREW HOGGAN,  proprietor;  .;!___. tf.it.iS^CiK- ''I--' ���^

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