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 VI  .   w. i"^ <:-�����-*&�����___,>--j:*J I  Vol. 3, No  25  MERRITT, B.C.yMAY 2 4,  1912  Price 5 Cents  This means light underwear Gentlemen.  And light underwear meaus comfort.  Ife:  COOL  It is high time now to get out of that heavy  winter underwear and  get into the  light  summer weight.  ore  showing something entirely new  this season in the POROUS KNIT.  Bt is very comfortable and of feather  weight.  This is only one of our many lines of  underwear.  We ore showing the combination and two  piece in   the  lightest  and   most  durable  fabrics  made and yon have  a large assortment to choose from.  Prices $1 to $4.50 Suit  While you ore in let us show you our White  Silk and Pongee Top Shirts ot $3.00 and  $3.50.  Limited  Specialists in  yFurnishings/Boots and' Shoes.  J  SURPRISE PARTY  Last Saturday evening; Mr.  and Mrs. Hartley were the victims of a pleasant surprise party  of which Mrs. Treherne was the  perpetrator aided and abetted by  Elmore Thomas et al.  The invading army mustered  at the Post Office at eight o'clock  and with cake-bearing and gum-  chewing marched on and laid  siege to the residence on Nicola  avenue west, which capitulated  shortly after 8.30 p. m. without  offering any serious resistance.  The invaders proceeded to lay  waste the front room to Mr. Bul-  len's accompaniement. Having  arranged things to suit their own  purposes the intruders proceeded  to thoroughly enjoy themselves  with songs, games and dancing  until about midnight when,  with the utmost sang f roid and  sans gene Mrs. Hartley proceeded to feed the attacking forces  with provisions abstracted from  their own provision train over  which apparently no baggage  guard had been placed. After  supper more games were indulged in, among others a game of  'forfeits' much to the discomfiture of our owm correspondent.  Two-thirty a. m. witnessed the  close of the festivities���beg pardon!���hostilities, and the invading army beat a slow but disorderly retreat in twos and threes  (mostly twos!) leaving Mrs.  Hartley to silence and ��� the  dishes!  ; Among the guilty were: Mesdames Treherne, McKenzie, Davis, Austin, Falconer, Bullen;  Misses McKeating, McKenzie,  Brolin, Fleming, Sherwood, Mclnulty, Hynds; and Messrs. Bullen, Davis, Thomas, Clapperton,  McBeth, Sharp, Bradley McTice,  and Leechman.  Mayor Reid left on Tuesday  for.thej;oast_.wJhereJ^^  the convention of the grand lodge  of the .Knights of Pythias. He  will visit his brothers in Victoria  before returning here on Satur  day evening.  Every Indication of Busiest Summer  in History of Valley  During the week confirmation of  the news which appeared exclusively in these columns two weeks  ago, to the effect that two well  known firms will have the contracts for the Kettle Valley Railway lines towards the summit of  the, Coquahalla andPrinceton was  received here. -  From the Princeton end now  comes information the Chief Engineer J. H.  Kennedy, of the V.  OWN YOUR  The Diamond Vale company offers you  JJiejomiiQi^ a homesite  on the Diamond Vale field, south of the  railway track on easy terms.  Inside Lots 50x120  Corner  a  50xI 20  you pay cash we will reduce these  prices 10 per cent.  TITLE GUARANTEED  See  j  at the Diamond Vale Supply Co.  V. & E. has again j established  headquarters one mile west of  Coalmont and parties are again  in the field completing surveys  for the contractors. ��� D. J. Hall,  right of way agent for the Great  Northern has purchased the right  of way into Tulameen, the line  passing right at thp Otter Flat  hotel. Two construction trains  are working day and night ballasting the tracks between  Princeton and Coalmont.  At Hope Chief engineer-Kennedy has sanctioned a contract  for rock worklto'the Coquahalla  and the work has been commenced. ������ x..y -  Up the ColdwatjBr Engineer  Seymour has a large party in the  field completingthe final survey  to the summit of thfe Coquahalla  and during the week W. Gurley  is expected to arrive from Penticton with another party to take  up the survey f rpm the present  end of construction towards  Princeton;        l     :\;    :  Last week President J. J. Warren stated in an"��� interview-in the  Okanagan that the work from  Merritt to Princeton" will be rushed with all possible haste. It is  now estimated that there will be  atrleast twenty fiye_hundredmen  at work on the Kettle" Valley construction this summer.  In view of the rumors which  are current since the visit of  Louis Hill and Carl Gray, who  succeeded him to the* presidency  on May 19th, the following interview with Mr. Gray which appeared in the Spokane Chronicle  ten days ago, is of great local interest.  NORTHWEST EXTENSIONS  The Great Northern will immediately begin strengthening  its position in the northwest, by  a campaign of expansion and development not witnessed since  the days when James J. Hill and  Edward H. Harriman engaged in  their spectacular race for supremacy in the northwestern railroad world.  This definite announcement  was made Thursday in Spokane,  by Carl R. Gray, of Spokane and  Portland, the new president of  John H. Young, of Seattle, the  new president of the North Bank  and other Hill lines in the northwest. In addition, new work,  including the further development of the interior of Oregon  will be planned and carried out  by the new head of the Hill subsidiaries.  "We are going to strengthen  our position in the west," said  President Gray emphatically.  "That stands to reason. The  northwest is our empire, and we  are not going to let anything get  by."  KAMLOOPS OLDTIMER  BEAD  One of the oldest of the old-  timers in this district died Saturday, in the persin of Donald  MacAulay, aged 91 years. He  was one of the few remaining  men in the district whose past is  linked with the early days before  the railroad, going back to the  time when Kamloops was only a  Hudson Bay trading post. Arriving at Halifax in 1858, he entered the employ of the Hudson  Bay Co., and footed it half way  'across the continent to Fort Garry, where he spent the winter,  continuing the journey on foot  the following spring, through  Kicking Horse pass and on to  Kamloops. He remained in the  employ of the company here for  twelve years as a trapper, after  which he settled on part of what  is;" now known as the Cherry  Creek ranch,' selling out to J_ W.  Roper. Up to a few years ago  the old man lived oh a ranch up  the North river.;  Nicola Notes  #��9<  Tihe^GreaFNorthern raiiroadrwircf  succeeds Louis W. Hill, May 19.  This announcement means that  millions of dollars in extending  lines into virgin territory in  Washington and Oregon and British Columbia, will be expended  under the guiding hand of,the  newly elected executive. During  the year new appropriations, calling for development of territory  in this state, Oregon and British  Columbia, will be made immediately after a formal meetingof  the newly elected president with  the new board of directors.  From the eastern part of the  state to the coast, the Great  Northern will immediately rush  work on contracted lines, and  will speedily allow contracts for  contemplated work, which includes further development of all  of northern Washington along  the important rivers. This great  string of north and south feeders  will extend into Canada and the  rich wheat fields of western Canada will be drainedi  In Oregon the development  work of the many subsidiaries,  roughly grouped under the Spokane, Portland & Seattle, begun  by Carl R. Gray and John F.  Stevens, will be carried out  by  W. Gordon Murray arrived in  Nicola from Vancouver Sunday  evening and is spending a holiday'with'Kis"parents" Be 16'rer leaving for the military camp at Vernon.  Mrs, Meikle went to Spence's  Bridge on Tuesday to meet her  niece who arrived from California  on a short visit.  Mr. A. E. Howse left last Sunday. on a business trip >to the  coast.'-:"-"'': ";'.-  The Nicola Tennis club have  elected G. L; Murray president  and Mrs. Pooley vice-president.  Rev. J.. Thompson secy, -treas.,  for the coming season. The  court was opened on Thursday  afternoon, A number from Merritt attended and afternoon" tea  was served by the ladies of the  club.  EARLY CLOSING ASKED FOR  A largely signed petition was  presented to the city council this  week asking that a bylnw be passed making the closing of stores  during the summer months at six  p. m. and on Wednesdays at midday compulsory. Practically all  the clerks and two managers signed the petition. G. F. Harrisson  appeared to represent those who  are seeking, the passage of the  bylaw.  Aid. Jackson contended that all  of the merchants were not approached on the matter and their  advice not asked. He stated that  within reason he was willing to  have such a measure pass, but  he was opposed to it under the  form suggested.  Another proprietor who employs a large number of clerks is  agreeable provided that the hours  for week days are extended half  an hour each day.  Aid. Irvine gave notice of .motion to introduce, a bylaw. The  petition asks that the. bylaw be'  enforced June 1st; but this is impossible according to the procedure of the council.  -o���  QUOIT MATCH  One of the best quoiting matches, ever seen in the valley took  place opposite the Grand Hotel  last Saturday evening before;  about one hundred - spectators  when David Grieve of this city,  played off a match with Andrew  Bone of Middlesboro. The conditions called for the long throw  and each man put up twenty-five  dollars. The match was closely  contested   from   first   to  -last.  Grieve-led off .with easy scoring until he reached six when  Bone became accustonvd to the  conditions and tied the score.  Then .'they see-sawed a point  either way until the score stood  21-20, when th^re was an adjour-  -Dment.for.refreshmejn.ts../On th.��  resumption the game went on  the same close lines until the,  finish when the score stood: Bone |  31; Grieve, 30.  ORGANIZED  Chief McLean Appoints  His  Lieu-  I'.'.':'.' -7-   ~  tenants for Year n y       <  .-���.." *- '- .-  *-      "*  At a well 'att.ended meeting of  the Fire Department in the  Board of TradeRooms on Monday evening Chief Philip McLean commenced tne work of organization.   " - --  D. Shearer was appointed captain of No. 1 "chemical engine.  N. J, Barwick, captain of No.  2 chemical.  R. J. McGregor, captain of the  hook and ladder company.  W. Cranna, captain of No. I  reel. *-���-;������        v  -  J. E. Walker, captain of No." 2'  reel.  It was decided to suggest,to  the council that it be made-compulsory for all busint-ss houses,  especially those with flat r.oofs,  to maintain water barrels on the  roofs. It was also decided to recommend: that' the _ council purchase 50 fire buckets and a tank  force pump. . . _ -,?. y_y.  : Messrs. Shearer, McGregor,  Walker and Simpson were appointed a committee on-^by-lrws.  At the meeting of- the council  on the same evening. Aid. Craw-_  ford, of the fire committee, "reported that he had.arrang'ed for  the use of. the pumps of Messrs.  Eastwood and'Cleasby, ",M. Mclntyre and J. P." Boyd " per'ding  the installation of waterworks in*  the -event-of- a fire within---range.  of-the-pumps of-'these gentle-  men:----  - -  - -     ���    . -���- .    .-:-'.*  ;    C.P.R.'STATION  ; "-:>3  ; Tenders for"the en c.iorToffli  new G.P:R-. 'passenger^station;  are being called for. - Elans.may.  be.seen at'agents' 'office.'"'"The  plans- -call -'for a larger 'staribri"  than. wasrat'-fir8t~proposed.- ������ ���  5vT_  =^Miss^Alice_JBradley_returned_Qn  Monday evening from a week's  .visit to friends in Vancouver.  A most enjoyable picnic outing  was given last Saturday by Major and Mrs, Matthews. Among  those present were Mesdames  Kirby, Lee, Ludwick, Pooley,  Winney and Potter, Misses Vair  and Howse, and Messrs Kirby,  Lee, Lodwick and Potter, of Nicola. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and  Mrs. Tutill of Merritt.  The whist drive held last Friday evening by the Guild of St.  John's church was a decided success both socially and financially.  The ladies prize was won by  Mrs. S. Kirby and the gentleman's prize was won by Dr. Gillis of Merritt. The "Booby'?  prizes were won by Miss Carringr  ton and J. A. Maughan.   o  CATHOLIC CHURCH  Sunday, June 2nd;  10 a. m. Mass.  7 p.m. Rosary and Benediction  Jas. Wagner, 0. M. I.  Pastor.  SIDEWALK MATERIALS  The council decided to purchase two hundred thousand feet  of pine lumber for sidewalks  from A. McGoran. his tender being for $16.40 per thousand. The  contract for 150,000 feet was  awarded to J. A, Menzies whose  offer was $15.50 per thousand.  It is probable that Mr. McGoran's  tender is for valley lumber produced by the Nicola Valley Pine  Lumber Company at the Canford  Mills. The lumber from Petit  Creek is sound and clean and  well adapted in every way for  heavy construction work.  GRANT TO HOSPITAL  =^The=citjrcoun-"cil=this=week-vot==  ed the sum of five hundred dollars for a grant to the Nicola  Valley General Hospital for the  year 1912. There was some opposition to the proposal at first  as some of the aldermen felt  that in view of being given civic  support the donors should have  some return for the gift such as  free attention for the needy.  Then it was suggested that a  hospital rate of one mill be added  to the tax list, which would net  the hospital approximately six  hundred dollars. But after some  discussion the outright gift of  five hundred dollars was approved.  SERGEANT'S WEDDING ^RESENT.  On behalf of the members 6?  "D"   Squadron,   B.   C.' . Hprse~  Captain .Campbell   presented,to  Sergeant E. Pearce a case of ^silver knives and forks as a-testimonial from the members of the '  squadron on the occasion of his  wedding.    In^ making- the' ~ gift  the captain made a happy speech  testifying to the esteem in which  the   recipient  is   held.   "Sergt.  Pearce replied briefly  thanking  the   members for their present,  following which' these present, to  the number "of eighty," rose and  drank   the    sergeant's-  health.  The company then sat down to  an excellent supper  After the repast had been-partaken of the following members  gave vocal selections: Sergeants  T. Smith, J.- Smith- W. Drybor-  ough.JIowes. Arthur andTrum-  peter Smith,' Corporal L.: Pearce  and R. Wilkinson:  The civilians presentdrankthe  health of the regiment and gave  them three hearty cheers. R.S.  M. Howes responded'in a few well  chosen words. Trie evening-was  brought to a conclusion by those  present' singing the nationalan-  th^m        --.-.--^...- -,.- v,., .,....,,.,....^ ..  NOTICE ,  The postoffice will be open from  11 to 12 tomorrow forenoon.  Owing to tomorrow being  a public holiday the News  issues one day earlier than  usual this week.  Dr. Kerr, of BrVght and  McDonald,  arrived here yesterday evening.  SPORT AT CAMP  y-  On Wednesday week at the military  camp at Vernon a great gymnkanawill  be held; Space does not permit a.publication of the complete list tiiit an, outline will suffice! There will tie a tug-of-  war, teritpegging. V. "C. -Race; Relay  race, officers half mile dash. .-;N.- C.'" O.  and men half mile: dash,' .wjrpstljng .on  horseback, boot .and saddle^race,, one  mile steeplechase and umjbrella and cigarette race. In the wrestling on horse- v  back four men will compete ;frdm each 'V  squadronfor the' regimental championship, and the winnihg four from each  regiment fqr; the camp championship.  The officers' and'men of ,"b'', Squadron will leave here pri Sunday_ morning���������  on a special train,-' Along tne' mainline  they will be joined by othei? squadrons  of the regiment and should; arrive in',"-  Vernon late Surtday night.,; The IjJatur-.  day Sunset is arranging .for, a.special  1 photographer at the"camp^tiT devote si;  special edition to the B.C. Horse.        >  v: -��� ���   ���'-. '��� -<������':'-.7���?,������ n_: i.>;���.*_._.-._/.  l��.v-  nra ___SJ  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May 24, 1912  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  Jew* k�� !?���  .   F.  Court Nicola No.  8931 meets the 2nd  and 4th Thursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  Rtom. Barwick  Block, Nicola, B.  C. Visiting brethren cordially tali. Murray C. R.  Matthews, Sec.  H. R. H. Christie, B.Sc., B.C.L.S.  r. J. Dawson. B.Sc., D.L.S., B.C.L.S  Christie & Dawson  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyor*.  '    KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch        -      Ashcroft, B. C.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor. Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong'M Store  Quilcbcna Avenue. Merritt  M. L. GRIMMETT. LL.B.  Barrister oa4 Solicitor.  Natvr Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  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 f��r regular ad-  ���artiainc. Land and water notices $7.00 for 60  dajra.   96.00 i_��r SO days.  CUaaUUd adrertisiiur 10 words for 26 cents  ���stem words t cents.  Special rates  furnished for large contract ad  wmrtUbue.  Address  ;.3'-��    THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O.-Box 80 Merritt. BC.  Phone 25.  EARLY   CLOSING  ;\yhile we are in sympathy  with the movement looking to  tHe passage of a bylaw by which  the proposed early closing of  scores will become operative, we  believe that the measure would  receive a quite unanimous support from the council were the  thod, this man has made the  Railway Commission in many respects the most useful of our  federal tribunals.  Many judges have fine ideals  and admirable theories; Judge  Mabee put these into practice.  His way of doing business would  suggest to a layman that he had  a well defined idea as to how  much time is wasted in the  courts, how the law's delays  baffle and irritate the honest  men who seek simple justice and  who have neither the patience,  nor the money to abide the refin-  ments of what we call legal 'battles.' Judge Mabee brushed a-  side the non-essentials firmly and  quickly; he frowned upon trickery; he protected the weak and  the confused witness, asking only that.to tell his tale honestly.  He discouraged lawyers who desired to embroider evidence and  wax irreverently eloquent. He  cared no more for the wealthiest  corporation or the most eminent  defendant than for the humblest  petitioner. Neither prejudice  nor sympathy shadowed his judgement. He sought the truth,  and he had a rare capacity for  getting at it under circumstances  that would have discouraged a  man less patient or less resourse-  ful.  Of powerful physique and still  in his prime, Judge Mabee seemed destined to grow old in the  public service���but it was written otherwise. Presiding as usual on April 29th, he left the  bench to go to the hospital he  was never to leave alive. No  man in Canada had grown more  rapidly or more deservedly in  public.estimation; nor will be  more sincerely mourned and honored. He has left the country a  priceless example by showing  how much can be done by a public servant who combines high  courage and signal ability with  unselfishness in seeking to serve  the country. ���St. John Telegraph  "YOU ARE WELCOME HIAWATHA."  The following from the Phoenix Pioneer accurately reflects  our sentiments:  The first issue of the Coalmont  Courier arrived a few days ago.  Its arrival however was not unexpected, but the color of the  sheet was the big surprise and  caused the editor to conclude  that a valuable piece of ancient  papyrus had fallen into his hands.  However, a closer inspection dispelled the illusion and announced  to all the staff that the baby had  at last arrived. We understand  there was much trouble at its  birth, but for all that the youngster seemed healthy enough and  the Pioneer extends to its parents  its best wishes for a long and  successful career.  IRRIGATION EXPERT FOR B. C.  Victoria May 20.���Samuel For-  tier chief of irrigation investigations on the United States department of agriculture is expected here shortly to give the provincial minister of lands the benefit of his expert advice as to the  handling of the irrigation problem in British Columbia. Dr,  Portier, although he has been  many years in the service of the  United States was originally a  Canadian, a graduate of McGill  and a contemporary of G. H.  Dawson, now surveyor general  of this province.  Less than a year after his  graduation, in 1885 from the faculty of applied science and the  course of civil engineering. ; Mr.  Portier removed to Denver Col.  The first half of 1886 was spent  by him in railway work, locating  what is now a part of the Denver  & Rio Grande Western railway  from Leadville to Grand Junction  along the Eagle and Grand Rivers. This work he resigned to  accept the position of first assistant engineer of the Denver waterworks, which he held for nearly four years.  These were the boom years in  Denver, and immense sums were  therein expended in extending  and improving the waterworks  systems. During this period the  Cherry Lake gravity plant costing over $250,000 was completed,  and the South Platte water supply system, involving expenditures of $1,250,000 got well "under  way. The extension and enlargement of the cast iron piping  within the city limits, the building of storage reservoirs and the  installation of pumping systems,  as well as the designing and construction of irrigation structured  throughout the state, likewise  formed an important part of the  engineering work of this period.  Some idea of the far-reaching  effect of the Titanic is realized  when the following is read,  Even far-a-way Phoenix was  affected by the Titanic disaster.  The other day Jos. Small received the news that his sister's husband was among the number  that went down with the ship.  He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss. ���Pioneer.  a^menciment suggested by some  of the merchants and aldermen  incorporated in the bylaw.  The clerks ask for* compulsory  closing of stores at six o'clock  every  evening in the week with  the exception   of  Wednesday's  and Saturday's, during the summer months.    On   Wednesdays  they   would  close  at  midday.  Some of the merchants are agreeable to the proposal as it stands,  .while others have suggested that  they would be in entire accord  provided that the hours were extended to six-thirty  on ordinary  week days and provision made  for pay days.  We  believe that an amicable  .arrangement can be arrived at  .?on this subject so that when the  .bylaw is passed it will be with  f the assurance to the council of  the hearty co-operation of every  person concerned.  GREAT PUBLIC SERVANT PASSES  A sterling public servant,  great in courage and capacity,  was Judge Mabee. chairman of  of the Canadian Railway Commission, who died recently.  Combining a judicial temperament and a fine legal training  with admirable common-sense,  endless patience, clean-cut decision and an unfailing desire to obtain justice by the shortest me-  DEATH SENTENCES PASSED  Vernon, May 20.���After an all  day sitting of the court Walter  Boyd, alias William James, was  found guilty of having shot and  killed Constable Ashton on the  steamer Okanagan a few months  ago. Boyd was sentenced to be  hanged on August 9.  The whole of the day was taken up with the case. Mr. Burns  appeared for the crown, and R.  H. Rogers for the defence. The  jury retired at ten minutes past  five. They returned into court  shortly after eight o'clock with a  verdict of guilty, and at half  past eight the death sentence  was passed upon Boyd.  Albert McDougall was found  guilty of murder at the Assizes  at Vernon last Saturday and sentenced to death on August 9thf  On a moonlight night last winter, during a whisky spree and a  midnight quarrel he killed his  cousin, David McDougall,  FORESTS AND WATER  The water-supply of a district  is always considerably influenced  by the forests at or near the  headwaters of its streams. This  is one of the reasons why large  districts have been set aside by  the Government of the Dominion  of Canada and many other governments, to be kept permanently as forests.  The soil within the forest,  largely composed as it is of decaying and decayed leaves, twigs  and other vegetable matter, acts  much like a sponge in soaking up  the moisture that falls. On the  other hand the absence of high  winds within the forest does  much to prevent or lessen evaporation.  The Riding Mountain and Turtle mountain forest reserves in  Manitoba are good examples of  this fact. In the Riding Mountain reserve are the head waters  of the Minnedosa (Little Saskatchewan or Rapid) river, one of  the important tributaries of thc  Assiniboine from which, by the  way, the town of Minnedosa is  now deriving power. -On the  other side of the reserve issue  many rivers, among which are  the Vermilion, Valley and Ochre  rivers and Edwards Creek. The  lastnamed~is a source of ^water  to England to send its sons to  join in reaping its vast wealth.  But let there be no mistake about  this. The sons must be workers  and not shirkers. The gold is  not to be picked up on the prairie. The wealth must be delved  for. Canada, in short, needs  Englishmen of sinew and spirit,  who will cast their insular prejudices behind them, enter heartily into and adapt themselves to  Canadian life, and labor with  will and courage in their new  home."  Such are the conclusions of Mr.  L. Scheff, an English journatist,  who is making his second trans-  Canadian tour. Mr. Scheff  spent most of last year in Canada, returning to England last  autumn. The Dominion has  made a thorough convert of him,  however, and he is again setting forth to cross the Dominion  from Halifax to Victoria, representing the "Glasgow Herald,"  "Manchester Guardian," "Sheffield Telegraph," and "Graphic'  He expects to edit a special Canadian supplement of the latter  paper to be published shortly.  "I find the so-called Canadian  prejudice against Englishmen  to be perfect nonsense," he said.  ' 'If Englishmen adapt themselves  to Canadian conditions there is  everything in the world for them  here. Canada presents to my  mind, the greatest opportunities  of any country on earth.  NOTICE  Commencing with the month  of May all Coal ordered  throug the O. K. Transfer  and the Merritt Transfer  must be paid for with order  or on delivery.  Signed  O. K. TRANSFER  Per R. A. SMITH.  MERRITT TRANSFER  Per D. MUNRO.  May 1st, 1912.  THE CONTINUOUS  GROWTH OF  can mean but one thing���that  the service it renders its customers makes for permanent  business relations.  THE  BANK OF TORONTO  with more than 55 years of continuous growth and satisfactory  service, invites  Savings and Business  Accounts  CAPITAL  REST   -  $4,608,050  5,608,050  E Gr %jx' fe  FOR  HATCHING  Hardy, Healthy. Heavy Layers  are the birds you want.  Our Rose-comb White Leghorns are  all this. Our first incubation showed  great fertility of eggs this season.  Order at once if you want sittings of  eggs.    $3.00 for 15.  Willow Grange Farm  CANFORD, B. C.  Open Day and Night  "Joe  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Prices���the most'reasonable  in town.  r  i  ���-\  Incorporated 1855.  100 Branches in Canada.  MERRITT BRANCH  A. I. B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  Mutual 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  Harness and  Saddlery  supply for the town of Dauphin.  In the Turtle Mountain foresc  reserve are to be found the sources of the Pembina and white-  mud rivers as well as of many  smaller streams, some of which  lose themselves in the prairie.  Cutting away the forest from  the head waters of the streams  would mean that in spring the  melted snow would rush down  these water courses in a torrent  and be wasted, not to speak of  doing considerable damage in its  course, while in summer the  stream beds would be almost  dried up.  Thus not only would the streams  be deprived of any possible value  in producing power, but their  value to the soils of the farming  districts in keeping up a steady  supply of moisture would be much  lessened, if not altogether destroyed.  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola ��� Merrill  Plumbing ^nd  Steamf itting  FIRST    CLASS    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  for the man who  RODE THE GOAT  In R'ngs, Pins, Buttons, Cuff-links and Charms. We have  aw ellassortedstock for the following Societies: ��� Masons,  Knights of Pythias, Orangemen, Oddfellows etc. We have  them in Solid Gold and Gold Filled and it is up to every  member of any Society to advertise his Lodge by wearing  the badge thereof. '  Call and see our. Selection.  SIMPSON & CRANNA  JEWELERS.  Establshed  1817. Head  Offce     Montreal  y   Capital - - - -        $16,000,000.00  Reserve and Undivided Profits       $16,855,185.36  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING BUSINESS    TRANSACTED  BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY  MERRITT NICOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open on Tuesdavs and Fridays only.  Shingles  You can't afford to put on poor shingles. Put on shingles that  will stay put on���a roof that will last a long time.' To make a  new roof or remake anjoid one you need the best.    Our  RED CEDAR SHINGLES  are bought with care from the best mills. We know the price  and the qualily will give you satisfaction. Come look at them  and see.    You can have a good roof at small expense.  .^"There's Noplace Like Home"  VANCOUVER   LUMBER   CO'Y.  MERRITT. B. C.  J. E. WALKER, Manager.  .J  UNDERTAKING  AND EMBALMING  Remains prepared and shipped to  all parts of the world.  Caskets and Coffins^of all sizes  on hand.  Address left with A. F. Rankine,  druggist,"will receive prompt  attention.  BARWICK  =M-ERRTTT=ana=NICOUAT  UNDERTAKER  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets aad Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merritt  CANADIAN  W>i\   iJuft^ii  Western Lines  West ofRcvclMuke  WANTED  Fire Insurance Agents to represent  British Fire Insurance Company (Board  Office), one who can secure preferred  business. Reply, "British" care The  Nicola Valley Valley News, Merritt,  B. C.  BIG OPPORTUNITIES  ���'Everywhere I have encountered the evidence of contentment  and prosperity. There is abounding happiness, great virility,  bouyant hope' and abounding  confidence, while the people in  Canada live and do not, as too  often in England, merely exist.  "The Dominion   is   appealing  Needless Waste  Of time and energy can bc avoided  by the use of our Classified Want  Adi. Time ,��nd energy represent  good dollars in this age. Do not exhaust them in an aimless search for  good help.'' Use our Want Ads. and  thc help will cofmt: to you.  owiVM hw k, m. w tfcou*  Train leaves 13.05 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.15.  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation r e s e r v ed  and complete passage booked to any part of Great 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  CALL UP OO  O. K. TRANSFER  FOR LIVERY, EXPRESS & DRAY^WORK  Brick, Lime, Cement a^ Plaster  Always on Hand.  Furnitu remand Piano Moviyg  We have speciaFfacilitiesJor this work.  COUTLEE AVENUE -        REAR DIAMOND VALE  STORE  The Merritt Hotel  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the beBt.  In every department we aim tb please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL .TRADE A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors "Always in Stock.  GEO. McGRUTHER, Prop.  Merritt. B. C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The ".hoicest of Beef, mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  P. H. PUFFER  Agent  Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  CITY  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.    -       -    Spacious Rooms.  Excellent accommodation.    -   Well lighted Uncial cut.  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Special  attention   to,lcommercial trade.  Rates $1.50 per day.    Special Rates by the month  ANDREW HOGGAN,  PROPRIETOR  i  !_ Friday, May 24, 1912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  17  \'->lr:  I'  Ii  8;  id  11���  Outline of Tentative Scheme-- Polo  Ground and Golf Links  7. The following account appeared in the Sun this week. It is  self explanatory, but will be a  surprise to local residents, especially the reference to acre tracts:  Thirteen thousand acres of  fruit lands at the head of Nicola  Lake in the picturesque' Nicola  valley have been purchased by a  syndicate of. Britishers, who  have formed the Services' Canadian Lands Ltd. upon which retired British officers and Service  men are to be settled. In connection with the furtherance of  the details of the unique project  Colonel Hill Godfrey Morgan,  managing director, of London,  is now in the city, and is a guest  of the Hotel Vancouver.  Before Colonel Morgan left  London there were already numerous applications for the land,  which is to be sold on easy and  attractive payments. Not only  will small acre-tracts be sold,  but the company will build  houses and furnish them also on  easy payment plans.  WILL LOOK AFTER THEM  Until such times as the settlers  decide that they are capable of  properly looking after their own  places the company will look after them and the whole tract  will be under the direction of a  manager and an expert staff.  From the outline of the project  by Colonel Morgan last night it  appears that the services' colony  within a few years will have everything that makes for pleasure  and profit. The C. P. R. has  survey stakes driven along a proposed extension of its line which  passes along the property of this  company, and with transportation facilities such as will come  with the railroad, the land will  increase materially in value.  ' 'While this is not a philanthropic venture by any means," said  Colonel Morgan, "our aim is to  establish retired service men in  excellent homes where they will  be able to lead gentlemen's lives  and enjoy the society to which  they have been accustomed. The  company has acquired what is  known as the Beaver Ranch, situated at the north end of Nicola  lake consisting of   about   13.000  acres.  STEAMER SERVICE  "Nicola, the present terminus of a  branch of the C. P. R., is only fourteen miles distant at the south end of  the lake, and it is proposed to establish  a service by steamer with Nicola. Our  intention is to have a complete and up-  to-date farming and fruit-growing colony essentially suitable for the members of the imperial services.  "A staff of agricultural and horticultural experts will be employed., to  direct work of development and establish a school of instruction for all desirous of learning the science of farming and fruit culture."  It is proposed to establish a complete  community of retired members of the  imperial service, public schools bops,  reservists, pensioners, skilled and unskilled laborers and domestic servants.  FAILED FORMERLY.  Among the retired members of the  imperial  services  many have  already  -tried emigration,   according to Colonel  Morgan, but more often have been un  successful, for the reason that they go  into a strange community and usually  uncongenial surroundings. They know  little of fruit or farming of any class  and have no one to either advise or instruct them. Their wives and daughters, under these conditions, find existence next to intolerable. To obviate  this is one of the main objects of the  new company, which will look after  the land at so much per acre until the  owuer feels able to dispense with the  services of the company'! experts.  On the shores of Nicola lake the company is also establishing a town with  easy reach of the fruit farms. One of  the main features of this town will be  store run much on the lines of the  Army and Navy Co-operative Society  in London.  WILL PLAY GOLF  As the scheme develops the company  intends to cater for the comfort and  amusement of their settlers in eveay  way, Colonel Morgan explained. Golf  links will be built, polo and cricket  grounds, a club and, in fact, everything  that goes to make life worth while.  The cost of a ten-acre fruit farm with  house, etc., depends as regards the  land on its location, and <as regards the  house on its size and style.  . The company is financed and directors are Colonel Herbart Swayne Fitzgerald, C. B.; Sir Thomas Gallwey.  surgeon-general (retired); Philip  Beresford-Hope and Colonel Hill Godfrey Morgan. Major William Dugmore,  Seventy-second Highlanders of Canada,  has been selected as manager of the  company for Canada. Trustees selected for the holders of the compaiy s de  bentures are Alfred St. George Ham-  mersley, K.C, and Sir Francis W.  Lowe, M. P., London.  FENIAN RAID HEROES  The heroes of the Fenian raid  are daily increasing in numbers.  The department of militia has  about reached the conclusion  that every male inhabitant of  Canada of the sixties must have  been at the front with his musket to quell the raid.  Ten thousand men were called  out and double that number have  already applied for the hundred  dollars pension, despite the fact  that a large percentage of the  ' ten thousand must in the natural  course of events be dead. The  department is in a quandary over  applications which are coming in  from Nova Scotia and New  Brunswick.  A proclamation was issued in  the Maritime Provinces, but  there is no record of any regw  ments mustered, and the depart-,  ment has no way of ascertaining  the genuineness of applications.  There are also applications for  pensions from members of a volunteer regiment organized in  Manitoba of which the department has no official record.  CITY DAY IS NINE HOURS  On Monday evening the city  council fixed nine hours as the  regular working day for civic  employees. Alderman John  stated that he thought nine hours  quite enough for any man to  work and Alderman Irvine  thought that three dollars should  be the minimum wage. It was  pointed out by Aid. Cowley that  in Vancouver the rate is three  dollars for an eight' hour day.  After very little discussion it was  unanimously decided to pay all  civic employees three dollars for  a nine hour day.  Victoria Day, Friday, May 24  MERRITT, B. C.  Programme commencing at 10 a. m.     Parade  of school  children  headed by the Merritt Band.  Children's and Adults Sports  Event. First Second          Third  15 yds. race little tots...  $1.00 75c               50c  50   ���       ,,    boys 8 yrs  $1.00 ���    75c               50c  50   .,       ���   girls 8 yrs.  $1.00 75c               50c  75   ,,      ���    boys 12 yrs.  $1.50 1.00                50c  75     ���      ���    girls 12 yrs  $1.50 1.00                50c  100   ,,'      ,,   boys 16 yrs  $2.00 1.25                75c   -  75   ,,      ,,    girls 16 yrs.  $2.00 1.25                 75c  50   ,,      ���    sack boys 16 yrs....... $1.50 1.00                50c  50   ,,       ���'���  three legged boys 16 yrs $1.50 1.00                 50c  Pole Vault Boys 16 yrs.............. $3.00 2.00             1.00  Broad Jump Boys 16 yrs  $3.00 2.00             1.00  High jump boys 16 yrs  $3.00 2.00             1.00  Consolation girls...  $3.00  Consolation boys  $4.00  100 yds. dash men  $7.50 4.00  100 yds. dash Indian  ..... $7.50 4.00  75 yds. dash ladies....  $7.50 4.00  220 yds. dash men .-'.'  $7.50 4.00  50 yds. three legged race men..... $5.00 2.50  1-4 mile race men..... .. .... $10.00 5.00  75 yds. Klootchmen   $5.00 2.50  Broad jump running.  $7.50 4.00  High jump....   $7.50 4.00  Pole Vault...  $7.50 4.00  Half-mile race...   $10.00 5.00  Putting 161b shot...  $5.00 3.00  Hop-step-jump  . $7.50 4.00  Wheelbarrow race ladies............ $4.00 2.00  Fat men's race2001bs or over...... $5.00 3.00  Nail driving contest ladies  $4.00 2.00  Thread and needle race..  $5.00 3.00  Tug-of-War.  $30.00 :   20.00._   ^Entrance  '          fee $1.00 per team. ���-���--,...  Conditions:���  No entrance fees for childrens'ladies'or Indian events. .Entrance  fees in other events, 10 per cent of first prize. Competitors  in events for which an entrance fee is charged may obtain  a receipt for their fee from any member of the Sports Com-'  mittee, and this receipt must be handed to the starter before  the race.  FOOTBALL  Five a side'Football Competition, commencing at 9 a. m. prompt.  First prize $50, second $25. All entries will be taken by the  referee W. Fairley, not later than Thursday, May 23rd. Entrance fee $1.00 a team.  BASE   BALL  Between Merritt and^Ashcrof tat 10 a. m.    First Prize $90  HORSE RACING  Commencing at 1.15  1st���Half mile repeat, open.    1st prize $50.00, 2nd $25.00.   Winners barred from  other events.    Entrance fee $5.00.  2nd���Half mile repeat, saddle horses.   Owners up.    Indians barred.     1st prize  $20.00, 2nd $10.00.    Entrance fee $2.00.  3rd���Half mile Indian race, repeat.    1st $15.00, 2nd $10.00.   Entrance fee $1.00.;  4th���Half mile Klootchman race, repeat.    1st prize $10.00, 2nd $5.00.    Entrance  Free.  5th���Half mile Ladies  race.    Dash.    1st prize  $15.00,  2nd  $10.00.    Entrance  Free,  .fith���Cowhny^race,lfull-re)aralia.^Half mile_dash.    Open.    1st prize $25.00,   2nd  $15.00.    Entrance fee $2.00.  Four to enter and_three to start in all events. .  Catch weights. ' ""'".  Entries close at 1 p. m.  Judges decision to be final.  DANCE IN CENTRAL HALL  AT 8.30 IN THE EVENING  Nicola Valley  arket  ^Dealers liu  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  Corporation of the City of Merritt  Tenders Wanted  Tenders are called for the laying of  SIDEWALKS, the City to supply all  necessary lumber; the Contractors to  supply labour and nails tools, etc., and  to do the grading levelling filling and  bridging where required to correspond  with Surveyors levels.  Lumber will be laid on the Streets to  meet Contractors requirements. A  total of about 41-5 miles of sidewalks  (more or less) will be required including crossings, and details of location  and other particulars can be obtained  on application to the City Clerk at his  office.  All tenders to be in the hands of the  City Clerk not later than six p. m., on  May 29th,   1912.   The lowest or any  tender not necessarily accepted.  HARRY PRIEST,  City Clerk.  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 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   min- j  ing rights only, but the lessee  may be  permitted to purchase whatever avail-  able 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.  The Place to Dine  VOGHT STREET  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Wines and Liquors.  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  of the next best.  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliable French regulator; never fails. These  pills are exceedingly powerful in regulating th*  generative portion of the female system. Refuse  all cheap imitations. Dr. da Van's are sold at  *5 a box, or three for 110. Mailed to any address.  Ih�� Scobell Drag Co., St. Catharines," Ont.  *\ little study of the printing question  right now will convince you that the  work turned out by us is just as neatly  executed as you can get in the large city  shops, and by patronizing us you can have  a proof of your work before it is printed.  The Nicola Valley News    PHONE 25.    MERRITT, B .C.  -   I  We have just received a large shipment of  Ladies, Gent's and Children's Boots and  Shoes in Blacks and Tans and will offer for  the coming week 20 per cent, discount on all  lines.    Real Bargains.  Ladies Summer Dresses and Waists at very  low prices.    Up-to-date goods.   Call and see  them and be convinced.  Men's Summer Shirts, regular $1.50 to $2.50  Sale price this week $1.00 to $1.75.  Fishing Rods, Lines, Hooks, Nets and Tents.  Boys don't buy your fishing outfits till you  look over our line.    We  are there with the  goods.  I  ['������'��� nj  The Diamond Vale Supply  Limited THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May 24, 1912  r  prmg  Blood Purifiers.    Sasparilla.    Blood  Bitters.    Saline Salts,    Sulpftur and  Cream   Tartar   Lozenges.     Spring  Tonics.  Orange Quinine Wine.  A. F. RANKINE  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  A residence is being ereeted  for D. Lindlay at Lower Nicola.  He will reside there as soon as  ' Mrs. F. A. Reid paid a visit to it is completed.  Nicola on Tuesday.  Mrs. A. E. Howse and Miss  Ruby Howse visited the city on  Tuesday afternoon.  Mrs. N. J. Barwick came down  from Nicola on a visit last Tuesday afternoon.  F.   W.   Green, roadmaster for  this division of the C. P. R. was  in   the   city   during   the week  While  here he  stopped at   the  Merritt hotel.  ��IU��0��BA(-  Dr. C. S. Williams went down  to Clapperton last Tuesday returning here the same evening.  James Logan of Lower Nicola  was in the city on business dur-  : ing the week.  R. Whitaker, of Lower Nicola  was in town on business during  the week.  Alderman Irvine returned from  Spence's Bridge during the lat-  terjpart of last week.  John Tanner, who spent last  week in the city at the Merritt  hotel, and who was busy renew  ing acquaintancceships while  here, left on Sunday for Kamloops.  D. A. Costigan and J. W. Ellis  leave today for the coast to attend the first lacrosse match of  the season at New Westminster  tomorrow.  Mrs. J. A. McDonald has returned from a trip to Halcyon,  B. C.  Major E. C. Conant of 10 Mile  Creek was .in town on business  during the week.  D. F. Broome of Canford was  in town for Church Parade of the  B. C. Horse last Sunday.      --y  William McNeill has presented  Miss M. Sherwood with a handsome two-year-old colt, which G.  Brolin is breaking for her to ride.  Sam Hyland has been busy this  week preparing the premises formerly occupied by Smith & Clarke  for a mercantile firm.  Charlie Howse, who recently  returned from a trip to California  is now in the employ of the Merritt Mercantile Company.  Jack Chapman is back again  from the coast. While away he  visited Vancouver,   Victoria and  Seattle.  G.    Larochelle,    representing  the Moore light company, was in  ~tlfe~city on  business  during the  week.  Alderman Howell John returned from an eqtended tour of  the coast and Island cities on  Sunday evening. While away  he visited Ladysmith and Nanaimo on business.  Harold Walters is a giddy blade  nowadays. ' 'And Youth its frolics has, and sometimes shadows  too. Its fancy's fickle arid its  love's redundant." (Anon).  Kid Kennedy who is to meet  Young Smith tonight at Central  Hall, arrived in the city on Sunday evening. He is training at  Haye's place and says he is in  great shape to go the ten round  route.  Mr. and Mrs. James Corbett  were in town on Monday for the  day. Mr. Corbett states that he  has all his crops in and that they  are already up. The early rain  should have done them great  good.  Mrs. I. Eastwood left for  Spence's Bridge on Tuesday to  meet Mrs. Taylor, a friend who  will spend some time here as the  guest of Mr. and Mrs. Eastwood.  Mrs. George Chapman and son  arrived here this week from  Easton, Wash., and are spending  a short time with Mr. and Mrs.  Alex Coutlee.  Mr. Skirrow, B. Sc, of Lancashire England has arrived in  the valley and is staying at Lower Nicola as the guest of D. Dodding.  Messrs. Ainsley and Crawford,  who have charge of the Marquardt ranch on the Aspen Grove  road until the arrival of Mr.  Thompson, the new owner, have  sown their crops for the summer. Mr. Thompson is due to  arrive here about the end of  Augusty=but=it=is=improbable=tha*  he will bring many sheep with  him.  Mr. and Mrs. Gray, brother  and sister-in-law of William Gray  of Lower Nicola have arrived in  the valley from Vancouver.  They formerly resided in the  northwest and removed some  time ago to Vancouver, but hearing of the resources of the valley  they have decided to make their  home here in future.  -    The   destruction   of  the   house   fly   is a   public  duty.  Almost every American State  Board of Health is carrying '  on a crusade against him.  His filthy origin and habits, and the fact that his body  is generally laden with disease-producing germs, makes him  one of the greatest enemies of the human race.  ::',.--     If the housekeepers of Canada will use  persistently, this peril would be tremendously reduced  Hundreds of  Essays Received  by  Secretary of Highway Association  That the children throughout  Canada are taking the keenest  interest in the improvement. of  roads is evident from the number of essays received by P. W.  Luce, secretary of the Canadian  Highway Association, in competition for the gold medal and  other prizes offered by President  W. J. Kerr, for essays on 'What  Good Roads Mean to Canada.'  On the closing date of the competition four hundred and sixty-  two essays had  been   received.  These varied in length from  one hundred and forty to sixteen  hundred words. Some of the  papers have all the earmarks of  careful preparation and revision,  and the three judges who have  been selected to adjudicate upon  the merits of these documents  have a hard task before them.  Roughly speaking it is probable  that one quarter of the papers  will be thrown out on the first  reading.  It is expected that it will require the entire time of the judges for at least two days to go  through all the essays, and that  the final selection will be a matter of considerable difficulty.  Edmonton, Nelson and North  Vancouver are the cities that  have sent in the largest number  of essays, nearly fifty having  been received from the first named town. Almost every city and  town in Canada is represented  in the list of entrants. A gratifying feature of this competition has been the interest taken  by the children of the maritime  provinces, Nova Scotia, New  Brunswick and Prince Edward  Island having sent in over seventy papers. -  The leport of the judges will  be submitted to President Kerr  on June 1, and will be made public three or four days later. The  gold, silver gilt and silver medals  offered for the three best papers  will be engraved with the names  of the winners.  It is Mr. Kerr's intention to  present from fifty toone hundred  souvenir pins to the children  whose essays have reached a  certain standard of merit, the  selection of these being left in  the hands of the judges.  "I am more than satisfied with  the interest taken by the children in this competition," said  President Kerr yesterday, in discussing the success that had attended this competition.  "I feel that if we have the  children with us we will be able  to make more rapid headway  with our proposal to build a highway across Canada, because  what the children want they generally get, and if during the plastic period the minds of the children .are moulded to realize the  advantage of "Good Roads", the  result of this will be seen in later  years and Canada as a whole will  be benefited,"  KENNEDY VS. SMITH  Considerable curiosity has been  manifested in the 10-round mill  between Kid Kennedy and Young  Smith in Central Hall this evening. Both lads are in fine form  and ready for the distance.  Frank Barnes will be third man  in the ring. Two preliminaries  will be put on before the main  event at 9 p.m. tonight.  CANADIAN GOLD COINAGE  The finance department is forwarding to the several offices of  the receiver-general st Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal  St. John, _ Charlottetown and  Halifax, a supply of the five and  ten dollar gold coins now being  minted at Ottawa.  The ten dollar gold piece has  for the obverse impression, His  Majesty's effigy, consisting of  head and bust, wearing the imperial crown and the robe of  state, with the collar of the garter and looking to the left, with  the inscription, "Georgius V.  Dei Gratia Rex et Imperator."  and for the reverse a shield bear:  ing the arms of the Dominion of  Canada within a wreath of maple leaves, surmounted by the inscription "Canada" and bearing  underneath the words, "Ten  Dollars" with date of issue and  a graining under the edge.  The five dollar piece has the  same obverse impression and inscription as the ten, and for the  reverse a shield bearing the arms  of the Dominion of Canada with  a wreath of maple leaves, surmounted by the inscription 'Canada' and bearing underneath the  words 'Five Dollars' with the  date of issue and a graining upon the edge.  The public may obtain these  coins upon application and payment therefore at any of the  above mentioned offices. The  minister of finance has personally donated the first coin of each  denomination struck to the Victorian Memorial Museum, Ottawa  as they are likely to be in the  future of historic interest.  COMEDY IN WAR  Into the tragedy of war are inserted now and then inserted  bits of comedy and kindliness.  During the Zulu War in South  Africa, an over whelming force  of natives was opposed to a little  band of English sailors. From  the native host stepped forth a  warrior laden with an ancient  firearm which he calmly mounted  on a tripod,in the open, while  the sailors -looked on admiring  his pluck, but wondering much  what he proposed to do. At last  one jovial ;tar suggested that  their photographs were about to  be taken, and by common con ���  sent no shots were fired.  Having loaded his piece with  great deliberation the Zulu prim-1  ed in, sighted it and leaning  hard upon its breech he fired.  The recoil knocked him head  over heels backward, while a  great roar went up from the delighted sailors. He sat up looking dazed, and then the amusement over, he, with his countrymen, charged and were annihilated by a volley from the steadily aimed pieces of the little band  of bluejackets.  During one of the many battles waged by the New Zealand  Maoris against the British settlers, the latter ran out of ammunition. At the moment when  death seemed imminent a flag of  truce appeared from the enemy's  trenches, and messengers came  forward with a supply of cartridges to enable the white men  Tto continue  who has returned from a lengthy  tour in the States, reports that  the interest in Canada is unabated, and that despite the efforts  of Champ Clark and others of the  "Don't go to Canada" school,  whole families are leaving for  Alberta and Saskatchewan. Several new offices have been opened  both in the east and west. The  staffs have been largely increased  and every official is working with  energy to make this a record.  TOM MANN  IMPRISONED  Tom Mann,. the most militant  of England's labor leaders was  found guilty in the criminal  court at Manchester on Thursday  of inciting the troops to mutiny.  He was immediately sentenced to  spend six months in jail. Mann's  offence was the urging of the  troops, called for duty in the recent coal strike, to refuse to  shoot strikers or their sympathizers.  Don't forget the fight tonight!  This week Messrs. Fowler and Larson, closed a contract with D. Lindley  for the erection of a modern residence  on his property at 1 ower Nicola. A  crew of men was sent down the first of  the week and the work will be rushed  to completion. This firm also has the  contract for the City Hall and is making good progress in its erection.  John A.*Bland is again in the city on  insurance business.  Don't forget the fight tonight!  Rev. J. A. Petrie went to Nicola   to  play tednis this afternoon.  A large crowd is assured for the  boxing contest tonight, Hayes will be  in ��� Kid Kennedy's and Rogers and  Thomas in Young Smith's corner.  A tile floor is being laid in the Grand  Hotel.  ing.  Coutlie's, D. Munro's ar.d the Cold  water hotel are receiving new coats oi  paint this week.  J. Harnden and Sid Morgan of Canford were in town with A. McCallcn  this week.  A. McCulloch,  chief engineer  of the  K. V- R. is in town.  The S. B. C. Lands & Mines Ltd.  have sold the sunshine valley ranch at  Canford.  Mrs. H. C. Meeker was in the city  last week and staying at the Victoria  Rooms.  Last Thursday evening a number of  friends of Mr. and Mrs. Gissing surprised them by an unexpected visit.  The invaders were headed by Dr. and  Mrs.. Tutill and Mrs. Bullen and Miss  V. McKenzie. A most enjoyable evening was spent in cards and music.  Dr. Tutill will open consultation  offices in the board of trade rooms on  on his return from Vernon with the B.  C. Horse.  William Proctor who recently  broke his leg while working for  John Collett, is staying at Lower  Nicola as the guest of R. Whitaker.  Louis Weber, of Vancouver,  came into the valley last week  and went up the Coldwater in  company with Andrew Bryden  and R. Z. Chandler on Sunday  to inspect some property there.  He left for the coast again early  this week.  and  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Sunday, May 26th 1912.  2.30 p.m., Sunday  School  Bible class.  Wednesday   evening    service  7.30 o'clock.  Rev. J. A. Petrie,  Pastor. l  CONSUMPTION OF COAL  In 1911 the total consumption  of coal in Canada- amounted to  about 24,400,000 tons, made up  as follows: 9,800,000 tons of coal  produced in Canada and 14,600,  000 tons of imported coal. According to the figures Canada  produced only 40.2 per cent, of  the coal which it consumes. It  must be noted, however, tint if  all the coal mined in Canada had  been used in Canada it would  have constituted over 46.2 per  cent, of the consumption. The  consumption of coal in Canada  has increased from 3,480,111 ton  in 1886 to 24,400,000 tons in 1911  During the same period the coal  consumption per capita has increased from 0.758 tons to 3,389  tons.  AMERICAN INVASION  Ottawa, May 22.���The "American invasion of the Canadian  west, continues in increased numbers, and it is expected that the  total immigration from the United States will be this year 170,-  000, as compared with 133,000  in 1911. Mr. W. J. White, the  inspector of immigration agencies  Auto  Service  BETWEEN  and  Coalmont  The above service -will  start in about ten days  time and make regular  trips. Time as to arrival  and departure will be  published later.  Fast, Safe and Sure  Electric Restorer for Men  Phn��nhnnnl restores every nerve in the holy  rnwpinmui tn lts proper tension ; restores  vim and vitality. Premature decay and al! sexual  weakness averted at once. _Phonpl��onol will  l-akc you a new man. Price S3 a box. or two for  (S. Mailed to any address. Tlie Scoboll E>rug  Co., St. Catharines, Ont.  ARE YOU COOL ?  Made only from the purest cream and nicely served at our  parlors on Voght St., is just the thing this weather.  Buy her a box of our candy.    She's sure to  like it because its the best.  SCHOOL CHILDREN'S HEADQUARTERS.  M. McKIBBEN  Voght Street  Opposite School  X  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and    Builders  MERRITT, B. C_.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL   WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to   handle  any   kind   of  Building  Construction   Work   *  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  Two car loads of Cedar Fence Posts  and Pickets.  SPECIALLY LOW PRICES.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  JUST ARRIVED!  PIPES  Nice Assortment of Tobaccos and Cigars.  runswick Pool Room  VOGHT ST.  OPPOSITE TH E M F R R ITT  SUNSHINE   .THEATER. lYlE.H.i\I 1 1  CHASs J. VANHEAR, Proprietor.  New Coldwater Hotel  the finest hostelry in the upper  country-just opened.  luxuriously furnished with best  cuisine and accommodation.  finest brands of wines and liquors  M. MclNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  J  VICTORIA DAY CELEBRATION  The Victoria Day celebration  commences with the fight in  Gentral=HaIl=this=evening=at  half past eight. Two preliminaries will precede the main event. Tomorrow morning the  games of football and baseball  will be played and in the evening the dance will be held. A  large number of visitors have  already arrived including many  mainline residents, while more  are expected this evening.  The committees have completed their work and the programme is expected to go along  withaut a hitch.  President J. J. Warren of the Kettle  Valley Railway will arive in the city  either tomorrow night or Saturday.  Albert Wilson io meeting with  great success in the use of his  Reo car for auto parties. A very  successfiirtrijp^was'madetoGoal^  mont last week and many parties  taken on tours of the valley.  The car has been completely overhauled and renovated and is  working splendidly.  Dr. Kerr will establis   a  hospital   at;  Coquahalla lake.  The ^V.,V. & E. have bought their  right of way through Joseph Collett's  ranch at the Canyon House. This, with  other right of way purchases brings  their route within forty miles of the  Cojldwater summit.  Captain Leader this afternoon, announ  ced the purchase of the Cold Spring  Ranch from W. Hawkins for private  parties.  The management of the Sunshine  theatre have secured the most famous  films in the world depicting the Siege  of Calais. This will be shown on Sunday at the theatre. The siege is one  of the greatest events in histoty and  took place in the year 1347 It is coloured and gives an excellent idea of the  costumes and customs of that bygone  day. It was made from an enactment  of the famous incident in which ov^r  two thousand actors took part and ia  extremely realistic. Not only is there  the usual interest in this which attaches  to all historic performances. In Russia  Persia and India this film was very  popular attracting the greatest crowds  ever seen at moving picture performances in the history of the Lusiness in  the world.  Dan Sutherland, the popular road  supervisor for Yale, about whoso roads  the president of the Great Northern  spoke so highly, and who is a native of  the land of MacAskill, is staying at the  Coutlee hotel.  Don't forget tne fight tonight.  Pies-klent J. I. Wilsin, president of  the Inlai d Coal iir.d Coke C'ompuny,  and viie-prtsident W. L. Nicol will ai-  ) ive here tomorrow evening fn m Vancouver on Lusiness connected w th the  development of this property.  \ 'it

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