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Vol. 3, No 10  Ladies'   Auxiliary   Satisfied  Result of First Dance  with  I  - If you are looking for snappy uncommon styles and  handsome unusual patterns, you should drop into our  store and see our immense stock of Boots and Oxfords  that were, designed expressly for you.  If you are looking for QUALITY and beauty, there's  another reason why you should come in.  In you we recognize the possibility of making a permanent customer for many years to come.  We therefore put forth our strongest efforts all he  time to provide what the young man of today demand . in  stylish footwear.  and  the  I  MA/r/t   KCCff  Just drop in when you are passing  by. We are only too glad to show  you our lines  Yours faithfully,  f. A. REID & CO.  -   ��� Specialists in  Men's Clothing, Furnishings, Boots and Shoes.  J  More than one hundred  fifty people..were- guests of  Ladies Auxiliary of the Nicola  Valley General Hospital at their  first annual ball, held in Central  Hall, on Easter Monday evening,  and when the small hours brought  the event to. a close all were unanimous in declaring that it was  one of the most successful ever  held in this city.  The members of the auxiliary,  assisted by local doctors, worked  industriously to ensure the success of the evening, Mrs. Gay,  president, Mrs. C. Graham, vice-  president, Mrs. A. F. Rankine,  secretary, and Mrs. Marshall,  treasurer, being particularly active. Programmes of the dances  were placed at various points  through the hall to enable all to  follow their sequence. The elderly people were not forgotten  as is so often the case at dances,  special card tables being provided for them to seek diversion.  The floor was in excellent condition previous dances having  worked it to perfection. The  music was quite up to standard  Messrs Bullen, Smith and Whitten being generous with encores.  At midnight one hundred and  forty five sat down to an excellent light supper at the Coldwater hotel.  The ladies were brilliantly  garbed for the occasion, some of  the costumes being particularly  charming.,  Mrs. Rankine wore a creation of apricot silk and Mesdames F. Ward (Douglas Lake) black net over silk with sequins; Matthews (Nicola), pearl grey  silk; Strickland, white nun's veiling  trimmed with blue; Eastwood black  and white striped silk; Slough, cream  silk; H. Priest, green velvet white lace  yoke; Hyland, green silk; Gissing,  white silk trimmed with satin; Grimmett, mauve silk; Graham, white silk;  Ransom, white silk; McGregor, cream  silk; Piper, pink silk; Joseph Gollett,  cream silk; Bullen, white silk; Langstaff, dark blue silk; Wallace, dark red  silk; Bryden, pale blue _ embroidered  silk; J. A. McDonald, port wine silk;  Forsyth, white muslin, Mclntyre. blue  silk; Marshall, black silk; Clarke, white  satin; Hyslop, pink satin; McRae, pink  silk; Falconer, white silk; Kay, pink  silk; Gay, pearl grey silk; ^Welfare,  white silk; Devonshire, blue silk; Booth  royd, blue silk; McKenzie, white silk;  Barwick, green silk;   Harrisson, white  MERRITT, B. C  silk; Austin, pink silk;  Bewley,   white  silk.  Misses O. Standish (matron of the  hospital), grey silk; -Whitmore, white  silk; McNeil, black silk; McLaughlin,  cream silk; Donegan, black and white  check silk; Leonard,; white silk; Guichon, (Quilchena) white silk: Brolin,  blue and white silk; Palmer, white  silk; Hudson, white silk; Donegan,  blue denim; McKeating, fawn silk;  Sherwood, blue silk; Steffens, white  silk and Mclnulty white silk.  Among the gentlemen present  were  Doctors Williams, Gillis and Curtin and  Messrs Campbell, Strickland, Barwick,  Ward,   Armstrong,    Strang,    Leyrer,  Gemmill, Rankine,   Phillips,   Smythe,  Gissing, Shearer, Daniel], Graham, McLean, Irvine. Hyslop. Quehville, Bewley, l.auder (Quilchena), Guichon (Quilchena)   Nash, Thomas, Simpson, Boot-  royd, Paton,   Joseph and John Collett.  Taylor, Gay, Cowen, Bryden, Kennedy  Austin, Grimmett, Conklin. Langstaff  Piper and the Rev. J. A. Fetrie  NEW -OFFICIAL ON  c-'p.  CHRIS MACDONALD DEAD  Last Monday week Chris MacDonald cashed in his checks at  the Princeton hospital. Another  typical oldtimer of the Boundary  and east Kootenai country has  taken the long trail which leads  to the richest claim.of all.  The news of his ;death will not  come unexpectedly to those who  knew him while he was in the  valley last spring and summer;  A few weeks ago it was reported  that he was ill with pneumonia  at Granite Creek,-and later that  he- had recovered;' but the final  summons was not long delayed.  Chris was an interesting character in the last year of his life���  that was the timefduring.which  we knew him. A sourdough of  the.Lardo he always found anin-  terested audience ' whenever he  became reminiscent. His earlier  life was a theme upon which he  was singularly reticent, but from  casuaLconversations it was plain  that though his experiences had  been-varied.as a rule his occupations had been sedentary. -  Down in xMoyie we believ it was  that he was made a Justice of the  Peace "In and for. the Province  of British Columbia", as he was  fond of putting it. i ;He would often become entangled in discussions of legal questions with various people while he' stayed at the  Merritt .hotel, and whenever .the  slightest demur was,expressed at  his obiter dicta he promptly became aroused and launched forth, IuaUc uu,  into vigorous soliloquies upon the laying the  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  lines^���Real-Bargains.  ignorance of laymen. , He" would  work himself to a high pitch of  indignation and sometimes end  the matter abruptly by leaving  the table.    But his anger would  be shortlived and his keen sense  of humor would soon assert itself.  ! With the late James Murchison  he was exceedingly fond of arguing about politicians long since  dead, and  these two often engaged in heated arguments as to  the text of certain famous speeches, .neither giving an inch and  both positive as to the accuracy  of their respective memories.  Justice of the Peace, trader,  mine owner, prospector, barber,  cook and book-keeper, and withal  a good friend and true those who  had the privilege of his acquain  R. General Superintendent  Here During Week  On Tuesday evening Mr. Oburn  the new general  superintendent  of C. P. R- lines in   British Columbia,  who suceeds F. F. Busteed, paid a visit to the  valley,  arriving here on his private car  and proceeding   to   Nicola   on  Tuesday evening,    He  returned  on   Wednesday   morning    early  and left for Vancouver again on  the afternoon train.    Accompanying him   were   Superintendent  Graham and^F. W. Green   roadmaster of this division.  The most significant feature of  his visit as far as local interests  are affected, was in regard to the  location of the new passenger  station. It became evident from  observation of the attitude of the  two superintendents that the new  offices will be erected practically  upon the same site as the present building. The local agent  will take up temporary quarters  in the freights shed until such  time as it will be possible to  move inio the new building;   ���  In conversation   with   A.   E.  Howse,    Mr.   Oburn  expressed  great interest  in the  proposed  automobile   road  between   this  city and Princeton.   The C.P.R.  could benefii to a  large   extent  through working-in conjunction  with the owners of the proposed  service, either by making arrangements in regard to service or  by subsidy.    Mr. Oburn announced that he would have Mr Bro-  die, the passenger agent of Vancouver, come into the valley and  investigate the   scheme   (which  was outlined some time ago in  these   columns).    There   is   no  reason why the entire Coast  to  Princeton traffic should not come  through this city.    The time saved as against the present route is  alone    sufficient ��� to   guarantee  that an arrangement  between a  stage company and the C. "P. R.  would be mutually profitable.  The appropriation for the construction of a spur into the tipple of~the\-Iriland- Coal and Coke  company, it was . stated to the  News.by Mr. Green, has been  pade, only the lack of rails de-  construction   of   the  ROD MCNEIL DYING AT LYTTON  George McGruther received a telegram from_Zeb. Kirby this morning  asking him to notify Jack McNeil that  his brother Rodney is dying at Lytton.  Jack McNeil has been employed at  at Coalmont for the past six months  and is hurrying here as rapidly as possible on his way to his brother's bedside. His many friends will regret to  hear of his unwelcome news. Rod McNeil is very popular on the mainline  where he is well known.  BAD WRECK ON  No. 2  Easibound   Hits  near Savona  Rockslide  MIDDLESBORO 2-MERRITT 0  In a closely contested game at Mid-  blesboro last Sunday the local team  were worsted 2-0. The star of the coal  town team was Baxter who scored both  goals.    The best team won.  On Sunday the local clerks will try  their skill against that of the Middlesboro team and an exciting game  anticipated.  JAM PAT.  is  spur..  Nicola Notes  Mr. and Mrs. Shaw and son  and Miss Laird returned to Vancouver on Tuesday.' Mrs. Shaw  who spent the winter in Nicola is  greatly improved in health.  Miss C. F. Murray left on Monday for Kamloops to attend the  teachers convention.  Mr. and Mrs.. Flick and family  of Lower Nicola spent the Easter  holidays at Nicola.  D. J. Anderson who has charge  tance will sincerely regret~tohear I ��P&e p?hlic school here return-  that he has gone to .-the Port of ?d Monday evening after spend-  ------ LWJ- mg the holidays at the coast.  TO PRINCETON  Plans  of Kettle   Valley   Railway  Have Been Materially  Changed.  It was officially announced to'day that  the route of the Kettle Valley line now  under construction has been changed in  order, to  tap  Princeton with the main  instead of with the branch line.    The  terminals   will  be   at  Midway  in   the  Boundary district and Hope in the Lower Fraser   Valley.    The  Fraser   River  will be bridged at. Hope and connection  made with the main line of the C. P. R.  Construction  is  in   progress   west   of  Midway near the summit of the west  fork of Kettle River and west of Penticton on Okanagan Lake.     A branch  line has already been built from  Merritt in Nicola Valley to the headquarters  of the Coldwater River.  From Osprey Lake, sixty miles west  of Penticton, the revised line will follow Five Mile Creek and the Similkameen River to Princeton and thence up  the same river to the Tulame. n River  and thence up lhat sn earn to the ,vett  fork of Otter Creek to a point two  miles from the place where the Merritt  branch will tap the main line.  A survey party will be p aced in the  field shortly^to.-rgyise-the Jocation.be--  tween the junction point and" the" sum  mit of the Hope mountains at the head  waters of the Coquahalla River which  flows down   the  Fraser slope.    A contract for the construction of the   line  for that portion  of  the - road lying between the junction and the summit will  be let within a month or two as itis intended to start grading work  long before July 1, the date fixed under the agreement with  the  Provincial  Government.  No action will be taken in regard to  the section between the summitt and  Hope until the Railway Commission decides as to the merits of the applications of the Kettle Valley and the  Great Northern Railway for the approval of their respective location surveys.  The mainline of the Kettle Valley  system will tap all the coal and metalliferous camps in the vicinity of Princeton.  Yesterday morning No. 2, eastbound,  ran into a rockslide three miles westof  Savona. The engineer, Walker, and  the fireman, Hoskisson were- both killed when the engine plunged dowm the  bank into the river, followed by two  cars. The train was in charge of Conductor George Strevens, well known in  the valley as a former conductor on  the local train.  Wrecking crews were rushed to the  scene of the accident from Spence's  Bridge and Kamloops to clear the  wreck; the wrecker from the Bridge  running as No. 4 eastbound.  Both Walker and Hoskisson were  well known on the mainline and great  regret is felt at their tragic fate.  The directors  of  the  Nicola  Valley  General Hospital will meet tonight.  Sergt.   Tom   Smith spent some time  this week at Spence's Bridge.  Harry Anderson received  a  new bicycle last night.  Mr. and Mrs. B.  last Sunday.  Priest visited Nicola  J. A. Maughan and  M. L. Grimmett  were at Nicola on business  during the  ' week.   o ���  Captain Foster  during the Week.  was in from  Nicola  Joe Bernard and his wife and family  are in town today. Joe ,'rpports. the  blue grouse plentiful this spring. They  almost ran the chickens off the place.'  Andrew McGoran has received a  special shipment of cedar fence/ poats  and pickets and is offering them at remarkably low prices this week.  Tomorrow night the Ml^esbbro.clultr  will hold its usual Saturday night dance  Admission 75 cents.   Ladies free.  ' Don't forget the- dance  at -Middlesboro  tomorrow night.    It only costs -  six bits to go there and dance.      >'   .  Missing Men.    R. I. P.  -���-  ' Y!.    .��� ���.  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.  WHIST DRIVE  The  guild   of   St.   Michael's  _church.enter.tained=ahout^thirty-  six at a whist drive in the Parish  Hall    on   Wednesday   evening.  Miss  Doris   McGoran   won   the  ladies' prize and   George   Wass  the gentlemen's.   H. S. Cleasby  was triumphant with the  booby  prize.    During the evening musical items and  dancing  accompaniments were played by  Misses  Helen Hyland and Cissie Hudson  and   Mrs.   John   Wade.      Mrs.  Langstaff   contributed   a   much  appreciated violin solo.   A most  enjoyable evening concluded late  and many   expressed   the   hope  that whist drives would be made  a  permanent   feature   by    the  Guild.  Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Murray of  Hat Creek arrived in Nicola on  Monday evening on a visit to Mr.  and Mrs. Geo. Murray.  Mr. and Mrs.; F. W. Jackson  visited Mr. and Mrs. W. Lauder  of Spring Bank ranch Upper  Nicola on Sunday returning home  on Monday.  Dr. Tunstall left the first of  the week for his home in Vancouver, after spending a few  weeks in the valley for the benefit of his health.  A BACON MEMORIAL  A memorial to Francis Bacon  is about to be erected in the  South Square of Gray's Inn, of  which he was so famous a mem-  Jb_er.____JEoundations=have-a!ready  been laid in the grass plot in the  centre of the square. It is understood that the memorial will  be a statue.  Ed. Richardson, of Petit Creek,  was  in town today and says  that although  several million feet of - logs were cut  in the Petit Creek logging camps, only  a very small proportion of them were  got to the water's edge owing  to the  scarcity of snow.    Last year, it will be  remembered, over five feet of a snowfall was recorded in that  district   and  exceptionally good logging conditions  prevailed.    It is probable that the majority of the cut will have to lie where  it was felled until   the   first  snowfall  next winter, the   recent  heavy  rains  having only served   to .aggravate .the  already desperate conditions.   JTha contractors are stated to have sustained a  serious loss.  VERDICT FOR DEFENCE  In the case of the Indian Queer  against H. Greig for damages for  $125 for the loss of a horse which  Queer claimed was killed by  Greig's motor car, Judge Swanson has given judgement in favor  of the defendant holding that it  is the duty of the plaintiff to  prove negligence on Greig's part  and this was not proved.  e  SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING  L^sf. wppk a"d early thiVweek  tho n't-v council, held special  mootintrs for the consideration  and ���na��wicre nf the hvlaws which  nm tn V *uu>mi'-ted to the rate-  r>nv~r��5 An t'nf. 25^h. The Court  oF T?��vie.on pnnrlnrtpd its work  on Tuesday morning.  THEFT AT QUILCHENA  Two Indians, Alex Scotty and  Louis Saddleman were tried yesterday at Nicola before Stipend-  ary Magistrate Rolfe on the  charge of stealing moneys from  J. Guichon's store at Quichenaon  the night of March 29th. The  evidence was very strong against the accused and Scatty was  sentenced to six months in Kam-  loops^ jail and saddleman, owing  to his previous bad record to  eighteen months. M. L. Grimmett appeared for the prosecution  and J. A. Maughan for saddleman: ������-.  TEX IN TROUBLE  Tex Elliott got into trouble for supplying whiskey to Indians again this  week. This time he got a long holiday  in Kamloops. He left for the inland  capital today in company with two others from Nicola.  Mr.   and   Mrs.   J.   D.   Brown 'and  daughter and son left today   for   their  homein-Seotland.���Theyexpect-to ~beJ  gone some months.  John McStay and his son  left today  for Victoria. '  Fred Gay went down to  Vancouver  on business this afternoon.  Alec Rogers left for Scotland  today.   o <  John Rogers left for Victoria  on this afternoon's train.  George Jamieson left for England today he does not expect to return.  A NEW ROAD PLOW  .�� W. H. Cowen is meeting with great  success in introducing a new road plow  into this province. Recently in Vict-  toria he gave an exhibinion of what the  plow could do, to the road foremen from  various parts of the province. They  are all interested in the plow and are  using them. So satisfactory have they  been to date that there is now no doubt  that Cowen will be kept busy filling  orders.  {  Work has commenced on the  addition to M. L. Grimmett's residence. Phillip McLean is in  charge of the work.  N. J. Barwick will open up his  new store in   the   building   for  merly occupied   by   Smith   and  Clarke,   early   in    the   coming  week.  ��� ������o .  SIR FREDERICK TREVES  After serving the Army Medical Advisory Board and the Nursing Board of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing  Service since their formation  11 years ago, Sir Frederick Treves, the British Medical Journal  states, has retired from both.  Mr. and Mrs. John Manson  Sr,  daughters left today for Scotland.  and  Aid. John Cowley returned from Coal-  mont this week and  expressed confidence in the   future   of  the   new   coal-  camp.  G. Trehearne has been one of; the'  most successful fishermen so far this  season. He has caught quite a few  trout while the other disciples of Isaac  Walton have had their afternoon in  vain.  . i   o ���^���  P. Marquardt of Nicola was in town  on business today.  ANGLICAN CHURCH-  Sunday, March 14th.  Merritt���11.15 a. m.   '  Nicola���7.30 p.m.     -  MerrittVestry Meeting 2p.m.  No Sunday School.  J. Thompson, '���  Vieajv. *-T,i��rm.am*lZVjnir Si^Ll"^^  THE NICOLA. VALLEY NEWS  Friday, April 12, 1912  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in'advance  Six months $1.00  j. W. ELLIS  Manager  0��e dollar per inch per month for 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  vartiain...' ���   .  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt. BC.  Phone 25.  CITY BY-LAWS  .Elsewhere in these columns  will be found the bylaws which  are to be submitted to the ratepayers for their approval on April 25th next.  One bylaw is for the purpose  of enabling the council to borrow  the sum of forty thousand dollars  for the purpose of building, and  installing- a pump and water distribution plant throughout the  city. Another is for the purpose  of raising twenty thousand dollars to instal "an electric light  - plant and another to secure a  loan of ten thousand dollars for  sidewalk construction, a fourth  being to rais-! the sum of three  thousand dollars to secure the  school property free of charge.  These bylaws entail an annual  charge of about two thousand  dollars per year with iu teres t. It  is worthy of note however that  the two major proposals, those  for electric light and waterworks, will at the end of three  years more than pay the fixed  charges, thus relieving the citizens of that annual burden and in  addition there will be the benefit  that the citizens will own their  own public utilities, no charges  being paid to private corporations.  The expenditure of the sum of  nearly seventy-five thousand  dollars during the year will  be of great benefit to the  community directly. aside altogether from the advantages to  be derived from good sidewalks  and well lighted streets, and the  ability of householders to procure their water without being  dependent upon the vagaries of  ���wells' which go dry. We have  previously dwelt upon the benefits to be derived, such as attraction to settlers and so on,  and it is unnecessary to go further into details than to express  the hope that the ratepayers will  turn' out in force on April 25th  and endorse the action of the  council in submitting these  bylaws.  BEAUTIFY THE HOME  We are all more or less familiar with the institution in the  east and in the United States  known as "Arbor Day", on  which all citizens make concerted efforts to' beautify their town  by plants, trees and shrubs in  various public places and along  various streets. ��� .  With the opening of spring  many towns are carrying out  plans for the  beautification  and  improvement of the community.   Lllt;n ueiluuul;C ,UUi3 ��~*.  .^ ���  Cleanliness of premises of homes jng aS large and as cheap as the  and business buildings is urged,  and a general improvement of  back -yards and alleys. Well  kept lawns, gardens and shrubbery are to take the place of untidy piles of refuse and debris.  An attractive appearance is a  business asset to any community  fession."   We append  it   as   a  singularly beautiful poem:  A holy stillness fills the very air,  The tapers flicker, and the organ sobs  Like a soft wind���almost the heart's  deep throbs  Are heard   aloud,   and  whisperings of  prayer!  Down the white aisle they go, Christ's  chosen Pair,  Leaving the world  and all its vaunted hopes.  To walk with''him on Calvary's mystic slopes.  And find "the peace   that   all   surpassed" there!  And down that aisle the   Saviour  with  them goes.  The wonder of his presence   all   can  feel,  The perfume of his garments breathes  around.  High heaven is open and its bliss o'er-  flows  Along the way where radiant angels  kneel���  Their chosen Spouse, His   chosen  ones  have found!  The current i^ne of the Printer and. PulMishpr, a magazine  which is devoted to the interests  of the news-paner and printing  business contains an interesting  sketch of John McKelvie, of the  Vernon News. He is wel I known  throughout the province as one  of the stalwarts of "the Conservative nartv and a vigorous and  clever writer.  A GIFT FROM AUSTRALIA  The Lord Mayor has received  a letter from Sir George Reid intimating the desire of a number  of Australians to perpetuate, in  the City of London, the memory  of the onening of the Commonwealth Parliament by theJKing,  when Duke of York, by presenting to the Corporation a mural  minting, or fresco. _ depicting  that ceremony, providing a suitable position can be found for it  in the'Guildhall.  LONDON'STLOAF IS DEARER  The members of the North and  East London branches of the  Master Bakers' Protection Society have increased the price of  the 41b. loaf in their districts to  6d. Hitherto prices have varied  in different localities from 5d. to  5 l-2d., and the intention of the  bakers is by the increase of l-2d.  or Id., as may be necessary, to  make the selling price at 6d, uniform in the following districts:  Bethnel - green, Clerkenwell'  Hoxton, Stepney, Bow and Bromley, Islington, Old Eord and  Poplar.   o   HOW TO KILL YOUR TOWN  Buy from peddlers as much and  as often as possible.  Denounce your merchants because they make a profit oh their  goods.  Glory in the downfall of a man  who has done much to build up  your town.  Make your town out a bad  place and stab it every chance  you get.  Refuse to unite in any scheme  for the betterment of the material interests of the people.  Tell your merchants that you  can buy gooods a great deal  cheaper in some other town and  charge them with extortion. If  a stranger comes to town tell him  everything is overdone and predict a general crash in the near  future.  ���-: Patronize outside newspapers  to the exclusion of your own and  then denounce yours for not be  Corporation of the   City of Merritt.  BY-LAW NO. 14  and there is no reason why Mer-  city papers. ������     ,-:���,.��� ,  ������������ If you are a merchant don t advertise in the home paper, but  compel the editor to go elsewhere  for advertisements and howl like  a sorehead because he does so.  Buy a rubber stamp and use it.  It may save you a few dimes and  ritt or for that matter, any other  -towns-in-the-valley=or-along=the,  mainline, should not .be kept as  neat and clean and pretty as any  other town of equal size and importance.  We submit that it would be a  generally approved idea for the  city council to set aside one day  this spring as a public holiday,  upon which everyone should make  every possible effort to clean up  their premises, Others may  plant trees, and in fact do any  little thing which might improve  the general appearance of the  city.  The effect of such an undertaking would be twofold. The  appearance of the town would  be improved, and the present  suggestively unsanitary condition  changed. Such a holiday being  an annual event would give a  decided impetus to civic pride,  arid be a great benefft to the  community.  make your letterheads and wrap  pers look as though you were do  ing^business=in=a-one=horse=town.-  If you are a rancher curse the  place where you trade as the  meanest on earth. Talk this  oyer to your neighbors and tell  them the men are robbers and  th;eves. It will make your property much less valuable; but you  "don't care.  A BALFOUR CHAIR OF GENETICS  By-law to raise $40,000~for the purpose of purchasing laud, erecting  buildings, installing a pumping plant  and reservoir, laying water  mains and'doing other acts and things  necessary to provide a water-works  system for the City of Merritt.  Whereas a petition has been presented to the Municipal Council of the  Corporation of the City of Merritt, signed by the owners of at  least one tenth of the value of  the real property of the said City of  Merritt (as shown by the last revised  assessment roll) requesting the said  Council to introduce a By-law to rcise  the sum of $40,000 for the purpose of  purchasing land, erecting buildings, installing a pumping plant and reservoir  laying water mains and doing other  acts and things necessary to provide a  water-works system for the City of  Merritt.  And Whereas it is deemed necessary  and expediedt to grant the prayer of  the said petition.  And Whereas for the purpose aforesaid it will be necessary to borrow the  sum of $40,000 and to issue debentures  of the City of Merritt for the purpose  of raising said amount.  And Whereas the whole amount of  the rateable land and improvements or  real property in the City according to  the last revised assessment roll is  $942,453.00.  And whereas it will be requisite to  raise annually by rate the sum of two  thousand eight hundred and forty dollars and seventy eight cents for paying  the said debt and interest.  Now therefore the Municipal Council  of the Corporation of the City of Mer-  rit enacts as follows:���  1. It shall and may be lawful for the  Mayor of the Corporation of the City  of Merritt to borrow upon the credit  of the Corporation by way of the debentures hereinafter mentioned, from  any person or persons, body or bodies  corporate who may be willing to advance the same as a loan a sum of  money not exceeding in the whole the  sum of $40,000 and to cause such sums  so raised to be paid into the hands of  the Treasurer of the said Corporation  for the purpose and with the object  hereinbefore recited.  2. It shall be lawful for the Mayor  of the said Corporation to cause any  number of debentures to be made executed and issued, for such sum or sums  as may be required for the purpose and  object aforesaid, not exceeding however the sum of $40,000, each of the  said debentures being of the denomination of one thousand dollars and such  debentures shall be sealed - with the  seal of the Corporation and signed by  the Mayor, and Treasurer therof.  3. The said-: debentures shall bear  date the first day of July 1912, and  shall be made payable in thirty years  from the said date in lawful money of  Canada at the office of any branch in  Canada of the Bank of Montreal, which  place of payment shall be designated in the said debentures and which  said debentures shall havp attached to  them coupons for the payment of interest, and the signatures to the interest  coupons may be either written, printed  stamped or lithographed.  4. The said debentures shall bear interest at the rate of five (5) per centum per annum from the date thereof,  which interest shall be payable semiannually at a branch in Canada of  the Bank of Montreal as aforesaid, in  lawful money of Canada, on the first  day of July and the first day of January in each year respectively  during the currency thereof, and  such interest shall be expressed in  said debentures and coupons to be  so payable,  5. It shall be lawful for the Mayor  of the said Corporation to negotiate  and sell the said debentures or any of  them for less than par but in no case  shall the said debentures or any of  them be negotiated or sold for less than  ninety five per centum of their value  including the cost of negotiating the  sale, brokerage and all other incidental  "expenses^ ���  6. There shall be raised and levied in  of Merritt Court House, Nicola Avenue,  on Thursday the twenty-fifth day of  April, 1912, between the hours of nine  o'clock a.m. and seven o'clockjo.m. for  both the East and West Wards of the  City of Merritt.    ���  -HARRY PRIEST,  City Clerk.  Corporation of the City of Merritt.  BY-LAW NO. 16  EASTER  ��� A festival of great annual import in the Christian world was  duly recognized this week. At  all the churches the services attained a greater dignity and a  deeper import even; the great  lesson of the Passion has been  impressed upon the minds of all  attendants at the various places  of worship, and a little more  strength was impressed upon the  individual character.  Glancing    through    our    exchanges this week we found a  sonnet, bv the   Rev.  Joseph  B  Dollard, upon "A Religious Pro  An anonymous donor has given ��20,000 to endow a professorship at Cambridge for the Experimental Study of Heredity  and Development by descent. It  is to be called the Balfour Professorship of Genetics, and the  first appointment is to be made  jointly by the Prime Minister  and Mr. Balfour. Lord Fisher  in a letter to the Vice-Chancellor announcing the gift, states  that it is the result of a meeting  in Mr. Balfour's house last year,  at which Mr. Balfour read a paper on the endowment of the  study cf genetics. The. donor  stipulates that his name shall  not be mentioned.  WANTED  To buy one Dair of 1500 or 16C0 pound Horses,  5 or 6 years old. must be in hard flesh and fit to  go to work, and right in every way. mares preferred, Apply, A. D. ADAMSOF. Coldwater  Hotel, Morritt.   FOUND  Gold heart-shaped locket. Initials G. W on  one side, Oddfellows charm on reverse. Picture  inside. Owner can have same by anplyingr at  News office and paying: for this advt.  WANTED  Two girls wish to secure employment at light  housework or as mother's help. Apply Box E,  News office.  each year during the currency of said  debentures the sum of eight hundred  and forty dollars and seventy eight  cents for the payment of interest and  the snm of two thousand dollars for the  payment of said debentures by rate  sufficient therefore on all the rateable  land or improvements or real property  in the said Municipality.  7. It shall be lawful for the said Municipal Council to repurchase any of the  said debentures upon such terms as  may be agreed upon with the legal  holder or holders thereof, or any  part thereof, either at the time of  sale or at any subsequent time  or times, and all debentures so repurchased shall forthwith be cancelled and  destroyed and no reissue of debentures  so repurchased shall be made in consequence of such repurchase.  8. This By-law shall before the final  passage thereof receive the assent of  the Electors of the City of Merritt in  manner provided by the "Municipal  Act" and amendments thereto.  9. This By-law may be cited for all  purposes as the "Merritt Waterworks  By-law, 1912"  '���  10. This By-law shall take effect on  and after the first day of May 1912.  11. Done and passed in Council assembled this       ."  day of April 1912.  Received the assent of the Electors  on the day of April 1912.'   ~  : Reconsidered and finally passed  this  day of April 1912.  Mayor,  City Clerk.  Take notice that the above is a true  copy  of   the   proposed   By-law  upon  which the Vote of the Electors of the  Municipality will be taken at the Cityj  A By-law to enable the Corporation of  the City of Merritt to raise   by   way  of loan the sum of $10,000   for   the  purpose of providing   and   building  sidewalks within the   limits   of   the  Municipality.  Whereas, it is necessary and expedient that the Council of  the   said   Corporation be authorized to borrow  the  sum of Ten thousand Dollars ($10,000)  to provide for the construction of sidewalks within the limits of the   Municipality;  And Whereas, it is necessary to  raise the moneys required to defray  the above expenditure upon the credit  of the Municipality;  And Whereas, it will be necessary to  raise annually, by special rate the sum  of One thousand three hundred and  seventy two dollars and thirty one  cents ($1372.31) for paying the said  debt and interest;  And Wherers the whole amount of  the rateable land and improvements or  real property in the City according to  the last revised assessment roll is $942,  453.00.  Now therefore the Municipal Council  of the Corporation of the City of Merritt enacts as follows: ���  1. It shall and may be lawful for the  Mayor of the Corporation of the City  of Merritt to borrow upon the credit  of the Corporation by way of the debentures hereinafter mentioned, from  any person or persons' body or bodies  corporate, who may be willing to advance the same as a loan a sum of  money not exceeding" in the whole  the sum of $10,000, and to cause such  sum so raised to be paid into the  hands of the Treasurre of the said  Corporation for the purpose and with  the object hereinbefore recited.  2. It shall be lawful for the Mayor  of the said Corporation to cause any  number of debentures to be made, executed and issued for such sum or  sums as may be required for the purpose and object aforesaid, not exceeding however the sum of $10,000 each of  the said debentures being of the denomination of $1,000 and such debentures shall be sealed with the seal of  the Corporation and signed by the Mayor and Treasurer thereof.  3. The said debentures shall bear  date the first day of July 1912. and  shall be made payable in ten years from  the said date in lawful money of Canada at the office bf any Branch in Can  ada of the Bank of Montreal which  place of payment" shall be designated  in the said debentures and which said  debentures shall have attached to them  coupons for the payment of interest,  and the signatures to the interest coupons may be either written, printed,  stamped or lithographed.  4. The said debentures shall bear interest at the rate of 5 per centum per  annum from the'date thereof, which interest shall be payable semi-annually  at a branch in Canada of the Bank  of Montreal as aforesaid, in lawful  money of Canada, on the first day of  July and the first day of January in  each year respectively during the currency thereof, and such interest shall  be expressed in said debenture and  coupons to be so payable.  5. It shall be lawful for the Mayor of  said Corporation to negotiate and sell  the said debentures or any of them for  less than par but in no case shall the  said debentures or any of them be negotiated or sold for less than ninety-five  per centum of their value including the  cost of negotiating the sale, brokerage  and all other incidental expenses.  6. Theae shall be raised and levied in  each year during the currency of the  said debentures the sum of $500 for the  payment of interest and the sum of  $872.31 for payment of said debentures  by rat��sufficient=tKefe'for���ofir'alr^the  rateable land or improvements or  real  property in the said Municipality.  7. It shall be lawful for the said  Municipal Council to repurchase any of  the said debentures upon s��ch terms  as may be agr.ed upon with the legal  holder or holders, thereof or any part  thereof, either at the time of sale or  at any subsequent time or times, and  all debentures so repurchased shall  forthwith be cancelled and destroyed  and no reissue of debentures so repurchased shall be made in consequence of  such repurchase.  8. This By-law shall before the final  passage thereof receive the assent of  the Electors of the City of Merritt in  manner provided by the "Municipal  Act" and amendments thereto.  9. This By-law shall take effect on  and after the first day of May 1912.  10. This By-law may be cited for all  purposes as the "Merritt Sidewalks  By-law 1912."  11. Done and passed in Council assembled this day of April 1912.  Received the assent of the Electors  on the day of April 1912.  : Reconsidered and finally  passed this  day of April 1912.  Mayor,  City Clerk.  : Take notice that the above is a true  copy of the proposed By-law upon  which the Vote of the Electors of the  Municipality will be taken at the City  of Mefritt Court House, Nicola Avenue  on Thursday the twenty-fifth day oi  April, 1912, between the hours of nine  o'clock a.m. and seven o'clock p.m. for  both the East and West Wards of the  City of Merritt.  HARRY PRIEST,  City Clerk.  Corporation of the City of Merritt  BY-LAW NO. 17  A By-law to enable  the   Corporation of  the City of Merritt, to raise  by  way  of loan the sum   of $3,000 for the  purpose   of   purchasing  land   for   a  School site and improving same.  WHEREAS, it is necessary and expedient that the Council of tne said   Corporation  be authorized to borrow the  sum of Three thousand Dollars ($3,000)  for the purpose of purchasing land  for  a School site and improving same.  f-   And Whereas it is necessary to raise  the monies required to defray the above  expenditure upon, thecredit of the Municipality.  And Whereas it will be necessary to  raise annually by rate the sum of  $411.70 for paying the said debt and interest.  And Whereas the whole amount of  the rateable land and improvements or  real property in the City according to  the last revised assessment roll is $942,  453.00.  Now therefore the Municipal Council  of the Corporation of the City of Merritt enacts as follows:���  1. It shall and may be lawful for the  Mayor of the Corporation of the City  of Merritt to borrow upon the credit of  the Corporation by way of the debentures hereinafter mentioned, from any  person or persons, body or bodies corporate, who may be willing to advance  the same as a loan a sum of money not  exceeding in the whole the sum of $3,-  000 and to cause such sums so raised to  be paid into the hands of the Treasurer  of the said Corporation for the purpose  and with the object hereinbefore recited.  2. It shall be lawful for the Mayor  of the said Corporation to cause any  number of debentures to be made, executed and issued for such sum or sums  as may be required for the purpose and  object aforesaid, not exceeding however the sum of $3,000 each of the said  debentures being of the. denomination  of $500.00 and such debentures shall be  sealed with the seal of the Corporation  and signed by the Mayor and Treasurer  thereof.  3. The said debentures shallbeardate  the first day of July 1912, and shall be  made payable in ten years from the said  date in lawful money of Canada at the  office of any Branch in Canada, of  the Bank of Montreal which place  of payment shall be designated in the  said debentures and which said debentures shall have attached to them coupons for the payment of interest, and  the signature to the interest coupons  may be either written, stamped, printed or lithographed.  4. The said debentures shall bear interest at the rate of five (5) per cent  per annum from the date thereof,  which interest shall be payable semiannually at a Branch in Canada1  of the Bank of Montreal as  aforesaid, in lawful money of Canada,  on the first day of July and~first day of  January in each year respectively during the- currency thereof, and such interest shall be expressed in said debentures and coupons to be so payable.  5. It shall be lawful for the Mayer of  the said Corporation to negotiate and  sell the said debentures or any of them  for less than par but in no case shall  the said debentures or any of them be  negotiated or sold for less than ninety  five per centum of their value including  the cost of negotiating the sale, broker-  ag3 and all other incidental expenses.  6. There shall be raised and levied in  each year during the currency of the  said'debentures the sum of $150.00 for  the payment of interest and the sum of  $261.70 for payment of said debentures  by rate sufficient therefor on all the  rateable land or improvements or real  property in the said Municipality.  7. It shall be lawful for the said Municipal Council to repurchase any of the  said debentures upon such terms as may.  be agreed upon with the legal holder or  holders thereof or any part thereof,  either at the time of sale or any subsequent time or times, and all debentures  so repurchased shall forthwith be cancelled and destroyed and no reissue of  debentures so repurchased shall be made  in consequence of such repurchase.  ^^SrTHis^By-laW^irairb'efore^the^final'  passage thereof receive the assent of  the Electors of the City of Merritt in  manner provided by the' 'Municipal Act''  and amendments thereto.  9. This By-law shall take effect on  and after tne first day of May 1912.  10. This By-law may be cited for all  purposes as the "Merritt School Site  By-law 1912".  11. Done and passed in Council assembled this day of April 1912.  Received the assent of the electors  on thp day of April 1912.  Reconsidered and finally passed this I  day of April 1912.  Mayor,  City Clerk.  Take notice that the above is a true  copy of the proposed By-law upon  which the Vote of the Electors of the  Municipality will be taken at the City  of Merritt Court House, Nicola^venue,  on Thursday the twenty fifth day of  April, 1912, between the hours of nine  o'clock a.m. and seven o'clock p.m. for  ���Ct 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  riot keep absolutely correct time simply because there_ is a  slight flaw in the adjusting of the mechanism. Bring it  here and we guaaantee to make it right. Or if you require  a new one we have a full line of Elgins, South Bends, Ex-  actus and Walthams, in all grades from 7 to 23 jewels. All  of which we guaranttee to be perfect time-keepers.  SIMPSON & CRANNA  Established 1817. Head_Office    Montreal    ..  Capital - - - -        $16,000,000.00  Reserve and .Undivided Profits       $16,855,185.36  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING BUSINESS   TRANSACT ID  BRANCHES IN. NICOLA VALLEY  MERRITT NICOLA  AW. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open' on Tuesdays and Fridays only.      _______  Millinery  Fancy Goods  MISS Mae MARRIOTT  Specialist in Ladies' Accessories.  Exclusie agent for D & A Corsets.  Merritt Townsite Offices.  Voght Street.  EYE   SIGHT  YOUR EYES=  will appreciate the  ease   and comfort derived   from   wearing  "proper fitting glasses."' If you have not had your "Eyes"  attended to, WHY PUT IT OFF?  Our representative will be at  A. F. RANKIN'S DRUG STORE  on  Thursday, April 18th.  Make it a point to Consult him.  ALL WORK FULLY GUARANTEED.  THE TAUBE OPTICAL COMPANY  Calgary, Alberta.  Long Distance Phone  2684  HoIderT Building.  132 Eighth Avenue East  ESTABLISHED  1871  Vancouver Office  One Way to Reduce  High Living Costs  is to build a home and then settle down to a contented life and make up your  mind to pay for it. A little garden at the back of the house will work wonders in  reducing your living costs-a few chickens will also help. Can't do these things  when you're renting because you lack inspiration and either a garden or chickens  must have careful attention. If you build a frame house you can start with only a  few rooms and always add onto it when the family grows, and by the time your  sons and daughters are large enough to take notice you will have a home^ respectable enough in size and appearance to make them feel pretty proud of ' Mommer  and Daddy." When you're ready for lumber we want talk to you and help you off  right.  "There's No Place Like Home"  VANCOUVER   LUMBER   CO'Y.  MERRITT, B. C.  J. E. WALKER, Manager.  SEE   THE  O. K. TRANSFER  EOR LIVERY, EXPRESS_> DRAY WORK  WE CAN MOVE  YOUR  PIANO,   HOUSEHOLD  FURNITURE OR  YOUR   HOUSE. CONTRACT WORK A SPECIALTY  WOOD FOR SALE  GEO.   RICHES'    OLD    STANr  COUTLEE AVENUE-    -       -       REAR DIAMOND VALE  STORE  both the East and West Wards of the  City of Merritt.  HARRY PRIEST,  City Clerk.  A B. KENNEDY  AGENT FOR  Pitmer Gasoline  Lighting System  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the best.  In every department we aim_to"please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL. TRADE A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  GEO. McGRUTHER. Prop.  Merritt. B. C. ..C_l -s '-k-$*v~ Att^�����="L'>s ?*��T-VTV.'-'ir"  ' ���J''-'"='/'i*i1-j' ..if -j,-.' -������'.���>- __"."i-.V.-? ���"-"--T'-'Ti"^-* r,i��� .-.-T "-V- -.fS^.J^-""-_l*���^l.������v,   r",.~��"*"-HaJ'-'aK;**���      ~��'r~i*��fii���.����'i._>'"~ "~��"*"���-��� ���**>" -J-T��-   ���''*��!  -"ViW 'S" ���.>?-��� .��SrV1_r."-."_;-".IS -Tc'S'idT'-j."!* Mj'= "-_" r*T.'--.-V��i��i.K.= M   ��� "^������"���.���i7 '.������  "' s.-i_'v"i~./-7 ������ -r_i- p"*. "��� ^J3h.i  ^"J- ���=*��� ���~._T-i.-.-"i-  "=��~ VSo. --���7S��_. .�����!������-���"_i^C-�����i_- '.-��   -w.e ��-}-  v* ,*��*-_**���? ���*:w.r--*- s��_is ���=*.-������>'*--; -"V\-'_^---^flC**-*^i ������'.ii.j?-^-,;:^..-AS5��_--r-- * a*"-v--J----f----,-* ^,^ ��.'--._-_--i-,-W*^^i;--r,'"*,>"wii,'*^:,:"   "-_-:���:=-.-��-- >.-_..vyt--\v".3.yi'i.-;-%-^^ ^s V":i"J--" ~'~!"!W"-- ��--'��-^*i . -fi;,v  Ti?rTl.7ir    '-^^v-fry-���-'-'���'-^-" "J!-''? J"-'     .���'���:^,.1=->^- -"?������" "*t -V ����������"; -I----    t  ���  -Ift.'fl   --XJ1 -���^ ���JWlik* TJf^J-*!--   ���������^Mft.J. J-���- '-^iL.-J.i. .-,-.?  ,'t. �����,^j .. ;_   ���. ��. .^ ,T. A-.^J.-L-to;. Jl^jimj. ,.���Ai^i.���n.rtl.l .._..iff..m...���Irf.^-Jti. j.,i  im *    11       ������  r        1    n     ,m       '   ilnii.l. '���"���' ������ ������������.*���    ����� ,.     J>^-;  Friday, April 12, 1912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  ��  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 folio wing described lands  No 1. Commencing ai 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  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  No3.2. Commencing at a post planted at  the north-west corner of Lot 326 thence  south 80 chains, thence east SO 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  Water Branch  In the matter of the Board of Investigation created by Part III. of the  "Water Act" for the determination of  water rights existing on the 12th dav  of. March 1909; and in the matter of the  following creeks  in the  Nicola Water  Yale Land District District of Yale  Take notice that Louis H. Webar, of  Vancouver, B. C., intends to apply to  the Minister of Lands for a licence to  prospect for coal and petroleum over  and under the following described lands  No. 3 Commencing at a post planted at  the south-west corner of Lot 327, thence  north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,  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  Vancohver, B. C, intends to apply to  the Minister of Lands for a licence to  prospect for coal and petroleum over  and under the following described lands  No.4. Commencing at a post planted at  the south-east corner of Lot328, thence  north 80 chains, thehce 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  Yale Land District District of Sfale  Take notice that Louis H. Weber of  Vancouver, B. C, intends to apply to  the Minister of Lands for a licence to  prospect for coal and petroleum over  and under the following described lands  No.5. Commencing at a post planted at  the north-east corner of Lot 329, thence  south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,  thence north 80 chains, thence east 80  chains to point of commencement- 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. 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 Lot 330, thence  . south 80 chains, thence east  80 chains,  thehce 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  <S___ij  DEPARTMENT OF WORKS  Notice to Contractors  CONSTABLE'S QUARTFRS, YALE  ���-^Sealed-tenders^-superscribed^"Ten-  ders for Constable'sQuarters, Yale."  willbereceived by the Hdnorable the  Minister of Public Works up to 12 o'clock noon of Wednesday, the 17th day  April, 1912, for the erection and completion of a four-roomed timber-framed  building for constable's quarters at  Yale, in the ..Yale Electoral District.  B.C.       v  Plans, specifications, contract and  forms of tender may be seen oh and after the 27th day of March, 1912, at the  offices of the Constable in charge, Yale  B.C.,-the Government Agents, Ash-"  croft and Nicola, and the Department  of Public Works, Parliament Buildings  Victoria.  Each proposal must be accompanied  by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of  Canada, made payable to the Honorable the Minister of Public Works, for  the sum of $250, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline to  enter into con tract when called upon to  do so, or if he fail to complete the work  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.      ��� *���'.������������  . r  The lowest or any tender not neces  sarily accepted.  ���   J.E.GRIFFITH,  Public Works Engineer.  District  Allan Lake.  Biche Creek.  Beaver Lake.  Beaver Creek.  Boulder Creek.  Bull Pine Creek.  Burnt Corral Creek.  Big Kid Lake.  Broom Creek.  Clapperton Creek.  Chapperon Lake.  ( Courtney Lake.  Coldwater Riyer.  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.  Grouse creek.  Godey creek.  Gravel Lake.  Hamilton creek  Hobbins creek.  Hope lake.  Harry Byron creek.  Jack lake.  Jack Douglas creek.  Jubilee lake.  Jesse creek.  Jackolake.  Kozoom Kanaix creek.  Link lake.  Lauder Creek.  Lake of the Woods.  Lundbom lake.  Lindley creek.  Long lake.  Loon lake.  Mamete iake.  Mamete creek.  Minnie lake.  Missezula lake.  Murray creek.  Monroe creek.  Mountain creek.  Mill creek.  Moore creek.  Moore creek, West branch.  Midday creek.  Marsh Meadow creek.  McDonald creek.  Mabel lake.  Nicola river.  Nicolalake.  Nameless creek.  Otter creek.  Otter lake.  Ospray. lake.  One-mile creek.  Pike Mountain creek.  Penask lake.  Pony creek.  Petite creek.  Pothole lake.  Pike creek.  Quilchena creek.  Rocky "Gulch.  Red Deer creek.  Richardson creek.  Rey creek.  Range creek.  Red Canyon creek..  Rush lake.  Red creek.  Stump lakf\  Stump creek.  Salmon lake.  Salmon river.  Short creek.  Spiaos creek.  Smith creek.  Shingle creek.  Swamp creek.  Summer creek  Sim creek.  Stumbler creek.  Spring creek.  Seventy-four-mile creek.  Sucker creek  Sucker Lake  Spahomin creek.  Sheep creek,  Sawmill lake.  Trout creek.  Twenty-mile creek.  Tule lake.  Three-mile creek.  Ten-mile creek.  Teenaamilst creek.  Tokkos lake.   U_pper_Nicola_lake =   Upper Nicola river.  Voght creek.  West stream.  Willow creek.  Wasley creek.  Wall creek.  Creek about   an   eighth of amile from  Spring gulch north of lot ISO.  Spring     100    yards     south-east      of  Gilbert Blair's residence.  Creek about one mile west  of  Princeton.  Lake at Strong Meadows.  Creek running onto Lot 746,   Group 1.  Spring on  north  end   of   Pre-emption  Record No. 444.  Stream quarter of a mile west of C.B.  Harris's pre-emption.  Creek which runs through M. Nelson's  ranch.  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 municipality who, on the said 12th day of March, 1909, had water rights on any of  the above mentioned creeks, is directe_  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 Recorders in the Province;  And take notice that the said Board  of Investigation intends to proceed to  tabulate such claims on or about the  20th day of May, 1912.  After the claims have been tabulated  by the Board, notice will be given of  the places and days on which evidence  and argument will be heard at local  points.  Dated at Victoria this 27th day of  February, 1912.  J. F. Armstrong.  6-11 Chairman.  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  .   F.  Court Nicola No.  8931 meets the 2nd  and 4th Thursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  Room, Barwick  Block, Nicola, B  C. Visiting brethren   cordially   in  vited to attend.  Geo. L. Murray C. R.  -    H.  H, Matthews, Sec.  A.F.&AM.  Nicola Lodge  No. .53 meets in  R eid's HIall  th e s e cond  Tuesdayof each  month at 8 p.  m. Sojourning brothers cordially invited.  S. J. Solomon Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  Corporation of the City of Merritt.  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  r  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 and  plan of the site may be obtained on request from the undersigned.  The designs to be sent in by July 31st  1912 addressed to  THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION  Parliament Buildings,  Victoria, British Columbia.  Notice is hereby given that the Court  of Revision of the Assessment Roll of  this Municipality 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  3-8 Assessor.  Land    Act  Yale Land District.     District of Yale.  Take notice that James J. Warren,  of Penticton, B. C, occupation railroad  president, intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at a  point 40 chains south of the north-east  corner of Lot 613, near Coldwater River, thence north 40 chains, thenca east  40 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence west 40 chains to place of commencement and containing 160 acres  more or less.  James J. Warren.  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  Date, March 12th 1912. 6-lcj  Plumbing * rid  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP���Repairing of  eSI 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  ^  VOGHT STREET  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Wines and Liquors.  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  of the next best.  ER & LARSON  Contractors   and    Builders  MERRITT, B. <_.  UmiMHIIII     !���__!  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  .J  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong'^ Store  Quiicliena Avenue. Merritf  UNDERTAKING  AND EMBALMING  Remains prepared and shipped to  all parts of the world.  Caskets and Coffins]; of all sizes  on hand.  Address left with A. F. Rankine,  druggist,'."will receive prompt  attention.  N. J. BARWICK  M ERRITT and 'NICOLA.  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.  S. Cleasby's pre-emption  Creek   running   through   B.   Moore's  pre-emption.  Creek emptying on Lot 746.  Creek    five     miles   east  of   Mamete  Lake.  Creek   crossing   south-east end  of J.  Dunda's pre-emption.  Creek running through Lot 478, Group  Creek running ealf a mile south of Lot  478, Group 1.  LaJ<e at head of Smith creek.  Lakes on Granite creek.  Lakes on Palmer Estate.  Lake and creek half a mile east of A.  Gody's pre-emption.'  Lake   ar_d  creek   three  miles  east of  Roehford.   :  Two  nameless   lakes    situated   some  three miles south of Howse  Ranch,  Douglas Lake Road.  Lake on Lot 477.  Lake south of Lot 534.  Lake one   mile   east  of Child's  preemption in Otter Valley.  Mountain lake half a mile east of Lot  713.  Mountain lake east of John Rey's preemption.  Mountain creek one  mile . west   of  J.  Rey's pre-emption.  Stream north-west of A. F. Goodwin's  p'-e-emption.  Stream on Jesus Garcia's lot at Court  ney 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.  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the North-  I west 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-applieation-must-be���accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the [rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchant  able output of the mine at the rate of  five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such  returns should be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of rhe Interior.  N.B. ���Unauthorised . publication   of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister and Solicitor!  Notary Public  Solicitorfor the Bank of Montreal  Mutual Fire Insurance Company-  Founded under the Farmer's  Institute ten years.  Cheapest Rates in B. C.   on all  farm property.  Sonnd.      Safe.     Reliable.  for rates apply to  R. WHITAKER, Agent.  Lower Nicola.  Stores      $16 a thousand   '  Farm Property   $4 a thousand  H. R. H. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  F. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S., B.C.L.S  'Christie & Dawson  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch        -       Ashcroft, B. C  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.  JOST MBSVED!  Nice Assortment of Tobaccos erd Cigars  VOGHT   ST. _.,     OPPOSITE THE urnnirr  -���    - SUNSHINE   .THEATER, -     _   MiLKKI IT  CHASs J. VANHEAR, Proprietor.  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola ... herritt  Open Day and Night  Joe"  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Prices���the'most reasonable  fi Hotel  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  [COUNTHV-JOST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND $GOeM00ATI0N.  (  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS      ���  WI- MolNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT. B.C.  m town.  Caskets and Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merrilt  EGGS  FOR   HATCHING  Hardy, Healthy. Heavy Layers  are the birds you want.  Our Kose-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.     $3.00 for 15.  Willow Grange Farm  CANFORD, B. C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET   NFCQL7ATB7C ~~  The choicest of Beef, mutton, etc., always on hand  'Fresh Fish, Jt^ggs and Vegetables.  Western Lines  West of Rcvcls.oke  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A rcl.ablc ItoiicIi rt!_ru)nlnr; nuver fails. '1 huso  t>ills nro exceedingly p-iworlnl iu rti|_ulnting tlia  generative portion ol tins lemalo system.   Refuse  1 cheap imitations. l>r. de Van's are sold at  ���a box, or tlir.v. I,ir SIO. Mailed to any address  Tho auoboll Dru. Co., St. Catliarlnoa, Ont.  7$  r  A   B.  KENNEDY  .   AGENT FOR  Pitmer  Gasoline  Lighting System  FIXTUKE SHOWKOOMsi-CORNER  ' ^VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  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  T.  ,    Prop.  Nicola Valley  =Dealers in=  iB-  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Poultry,  Horn c?*^ P��^��n.  ^Manufacturers of=  Strictly High Grade Defiant'.*  "   /*?-  y '��� -��� ��� ���  P. H. PUFFER  Agent - Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE    ���  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  Fresh  Fish  always  on   hand.       Order*   it-c-eive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  Tyi'f^ff' THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, April 12, 1912  ���  Blood Purifiers.    Sasparilla.    Blood  Bitters.    Saline Salts.    Sulptiur and  Cream  Tartar   Lozenges.     Spring  Tonics.  Orange Quinine Wine.  A. F. RANKINE  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Fred Lauder, of Quilchena,  was in town this week.  A. E. Howse was in town on  Wednesday from Nicola.  Andrew McGoran, who spent  Easter at the coast returned here  this week,  Mr. and Mrs, Lodwick have  moved from their home in Aspen  Grove to Nicola.  Mrs. Fred Lauder of Quilchena  wrs in town to attend the hospital dance this week.  Mrs. Joseph Marshall came into town from her new home at  Lower Nicola this week.  Alonzo Roberts and his son arrived in town from Aspen Grove  last Wednesday morning.  Provincial Constable O'Hara  was in town from Spences Bridge  on Easter Monday.  Mr. and Mrs. Homer Darknell  have moved into their new home  on the Grimmett addition.  S. J. Solomon, of Coutlee, was  in town yesterday and reports  business good in his locality.  Mr. and Mrs. A. N. B Rogers,  who spent Easter at Vancouver,  returned here on Wednesday,  Melville Bailey has returned to  the city from Petit Creek and  and will spend the summer here.  ..." ' -* ..-"=���. ..���*��� .���  R. Johnson, of Lower Nicola,  is reported to be seriously ill. It  is believed that his heart i3 affected. .  T. Williams has severed his  connection with the Coutlee hotel of which he has been manager for some time past.  Blair. Reid, brother of the mayor, who has been here for some  months past, expects his wife  from New York in a short time.  Mr.' and Mrs. George Osmond  will take up their residence at  their home on Nicola avenue in  the near future.  Aid. George Irvine, who came  up from Spence's Bridge for the  week end, returned to the Bridge  on Tuesday's train.  James Cummings, of Canford  Mills, was in the city for the  week end, returning on Sunday  afternoon to Canford,  Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Hyslop  and Misses Helen Hyland and  M. Stephenson rode up to Quilchena and back on Monday after noon,  Joseph Guichon Jr. and the  Misses Guichon (3) of Quilchena  were is town early this week to  attend the hospital dance.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ward, of  Douglas Lake attended the dsnce  gven by the Ladies' Auxiliary  of the hospital.  Louis Anderson left for Seattle  . on .Wednesday_af ternoon to meet  His wife who is returning from  . ^Colorado.  '"V^P'on't leave your cat to starve  ���;. or freeze to death!   Bring it to  ,D. Costigan at the Diamond Vale  Store.    Cats adopted.   Nice paper baskets and sunny windows.  Mrs. C. Graham Sr. of Middle-  sdoro, who was taken suddenly  ill last week is once more able to  visit her friends.  Miss Irene McLaughlin spent  Easter at the coast, leaving here  Good Friday and returning on  Monday.  Philip McLean, James Simpson  W, Cranna, G. Phillips, L. Eddy  and F. Coffee rode up to E. G.  Walker's place up the Coldwater  on Easter Monday afternoon.  Miss A, B. Atkinson, formerly  manageress of the laundry here,  spent the Easter vacation and  expects to pay this city another  visit in about three weeks time  E. G. Walker, the rancher  whose farm is located about ten  miles up the Coldwater river,  contemplates the erection of a  handsome residence during the  summer'  Magistrate J. P. Shaw, of  Vancouver, who spent the Easter holidays at Nicola with Mrs.  Shaw and Miss Laird, returned  to the coast on Tuesday with  them.  Rev. Jas. Wagner 0. M. I. left  on Tuesday for Kamloops after  having spent Easter here. In  addition to the Sunday services  he said Mass here on Monday  and Tuesday mornings at eight  o'clock.  Misses I. and M. Seaton and  Jack Chapman left for Vancouver and Victoria last Friday.  The Misses Seaton expect to  spend about "six weeks at the  coast. Jack Chapman will spend  a month with his father in Victoria.  85 per cent, headaches are the  result of eyestrain. If you are  troubled that way consult Taube  the eyesight specialist at Dr.  Rankine's Drug Store on Thursday April 18th on his visit here.  J. Angus McDonald spent  Easter here with Mrs. McDonald  returning to Lytton on Tuesday's  train. He stated while here that  the reports of possible trouble  along the mainline on account of  the strike were exagerated.  Harry Priest, city clerk, was  confined to his room early this  week on account of a painful injury to his eye. He was teaching some youngsters how to fish  and accidentally was struck in  the eyeball with a brush.  A. B. Kennedy recognized a  former boss when the new general superintendent for British  Columbia of the C. P. R.. Mr. O-  burn, came in this week. "A.  B." worked in his department in  Montreal for years.  Mr. McGillivary, who is one of  of the owners of the Ashcroft  hotel, paid a flying visit to. the  city on Wednesday evening,  leaving for his home again yesterday afternoon. He is one of  the best known men along the  mainline.  Remember the day and date of  Taube the eyesight Specialist, of  Taube Optical Company, Vancouver and Calgary. Will be at A.  F. Rankine's Drug Store, Merritt  on Thursday April 18th. If  there is anything wrong with  your eyesight don't fail to consult him. All work guaranteed  as tested.  The weekly dancing class - at  Middlesboro conducted by 'Billy'  Clapperton was not held last Wednesday as it was feared that it  would clash with the whist drive  held by St. Michael's Ladies  Guild. Owing to the recent excellent attendance there is some  talk of making the class a permanent institution.  LILLOOET GOLD  Specimens of gold-bearing  quartz taken from the Coronation  mine in the Bridge River mining  district, may be seen in the window of Mr. Grassie, jeweler,  Cambie street. Lilloett district  from which the specimens were  taken, is said by Mr. Arthur  Noel, one of the pioneers of the  Bridge River, to be already beginning to feel the influence of  the mining success, Mr. Noel  says that much land has changed  hands lately in Lillooet and with  the development of mining and  the building of a railroad, he  hopes to see a great prosperity  in this picturesque part of the  province.  Corporation of the   City of Merritt.  BY-LAW NO. 15  SUBSIDIES TO PROVINCES  The amount the Dominion Government is distributing this year  in subsidies to the Provinces,  with increases over last year, are  itemized in the estimates as follows:  Province��� Subsidy.  Ontario  .$2,396,429  Quebec... .1,971,704  Nova Scotia ....     636,667  New Brunswick      637,975  British Columbia...     713,780  Prince Edward Is...     281.931  Alberta............ 1.260.722  Saskatchewan...... 1,548,188  Increase  $267,657  285,125  26,207  36,207  191,704  87,653  318,213  COAL  WOULD    REVOLUTIONIZE  MINING SYSTEM  Cambridge, Mass., April 10th.  ���The claims recently made by  certain English scientists as to  the possibility of saving coal  mining expense by turning ^ the  energy of the coal into electricity  at the mines has the approval  and support of Prof. Comfort A.Adams of Harvard. In a statement regarding the work of the  proposed new electric laboratory  here, Prof. Adams says that he  believes that some day Boston,  New York and other cities will  receive their electricity for heating, lighting and power by wire  from the coal fields. The installation of a million volt transformer in the Harvard laboratory will  it is believed, prove that such a  scheme is feasible. The Harvard  experts hope to show that by using a current of 1,000,000 volts,  electricity may be economically  carried distances of 1,000 miles  or more.  o'clock a.m. and seven o'clock'p.m. for  both the East and West Wards of the  City of Merritt.  HARRY PRIEST,  City Clerk.  Between Coffee and Halley's  Comet and Patrick Doyle O'-  Burns, with Swift,Wilson as referee, things were pretty lively in  this burgh this week. It reminded one of the morning after  when Slats O'Slattery and Buck  McMaster were trying to solve  the programme problem. Max  McSwain and Horrid Lawss (English) left town a day too soon.  THE CHINESE REPUBLIC  M. d^Ollons, a - distinguished  French officer, who is estimated  a first rate authority about things  Chinese, passes in the Gaulois a  pessimistic judgment about the  durability of the republican constitution of China. He reminds  us that it is a palpable error to  suppose a lack of changeableness  as inherent in the Chinese race.  as a matter of fact, China is the  very scene of constant revolutions  and incessant transformations.  Thus it is incredible that the  newly founded Chinese republic  should be of any duration. The  only chance for a lasting order of  things the gallant officer sees in  the possible success of Yuan Shi  Kai���that is in a coup d'etat by  which Yuan Shi Kai would make  himself emperor and found a new  dynasty of his descendants. In  this case the political development  of China would be brought on a  more solid footing. If, however,  as is by no means impossible, his  ambitions plana -would^end_with  B. C. HORSE  Squadron Orders No. 2.  By Major H. H. Matthews. O.  C. "D" 2ridB.C.H.  Drill.  The Squadron will parade  mounted without arms at the  Squadron Headquarters Hyland's  Hall, Merritt, on Sunday April  21st at 2 p.m. Issue of equipment at 1 p.m.  By Order,  H. H. Matthews,  Major "D" 2nd B. C. Horse.  his assassination, perfect anarchy  would reign in the Celestial empire for a long time, and an intervention of the powers might  appear unavoidable. M. d'Ollons  is of opinion that neither as a  federative state nor as a national  body politic a republic of China  could have any prospect of durability, for republican institutions  are incompatible with the genious  of the Chinese.  However that may be, it is certainly significant that a Frenchman of republican proclivities has  very little confidence in the republic recently established in the  Far East. ���Vancouver Sun.  ��� William Hawks, of Quilchena  Hotel, returned from a fortnight's trip to the coast last  Wednesday. While in the terminal city he met manv old tilli  cums from the valley.  HON. DR   YOUNG COMING  During the week Secretary T.  Priest of the Nicola Valley General Hospital received a commu-  inication from   Hon.   Dr. Young  M. P. P.,   Provincial Secretary,  in which he announced his intention of visiting the local hospital  for the purpose of formally op  en ing it on  Friday April 19th,  this day week.    He spends this  week in  Kamloops and goes  to  the Okanagan early next week  HELLO!  to  'J  THE  MERRITT FOOTBALL CLUB  First Annual Dance  will be held in  CENTRAL HALL  at 8 p. m. on  Friday, April 19th, 1912  Good Music Refreshments  Tickets $1.50.       Ladies Free.  A, Jackson, M. C,  A By-law to raise $20,000 for the purpose of purchasing land, erecting  buildings, purchasiug machinery and  other necessary items to provide an  Electric Lighting System for the City  of Merritt.  Whereas a petition has been presented to the Municipal Council of the  Corporation of the City of Merritt, signed by the owners of at  least one tenth of the value of  the real property of the said City of  Merritt (as shown by the last revised  assessment roll) requesting the said  Council to introduce a By-law to rcise  the sum of $20,000 for the purpose of  purchasing land, erecting buildings, purchasing machinery and other necessary  items to provide an Electric Lighting  System for the City of Merritt.  And Whereas it is deemed necessary  and expedient to grant the prayer of  the said petition.  And Whereas for the purpose aforesaid it will be necessary to borrow the  sum of $20,000 and to issue debentures  of the City of Merritt for the purpose  of raising said amount.    *  And Whereas the whole amount of  the rateable land and improvements or  real property in the City according to  the last revised assessment roll is  $942,453.00.    '  And whereas it will be requisite to  raise annually by rate the sum of one  thousand four hundred and twenty dollars and thirty nine cents for paying  the said debt and interest.  Now therefore the Municipal Council  of the Corporation of the City of Mer-  rit enacts as follows:���  1. It shall and may be lawful for the  Mayor of the Corporation of the City  of Merritt to borrow upon the credit  of the Corporation by way of the debentures hereinafter mentioned, from  any person or persons, body or bodies  corporate who may be willing to advance the same as a loan a sum of  money not exceeding in the whole the  sum of $20,000 and to cause such sums  so raised to be paid into the hands of  the Treasurer of the said Corporation  for the purpose and with the object  hereinbefore recited.  2. It shall be lawful for the Mayor  of the said Corporation to cause any  number of debentures to be made executed and issued for such sum or sums  as may be required for the purpose and  object aforesaid, not exceeding however the sum of $20,000, each of the  said debentures being of the denomination of one thousand dollars and such  debentures,shall be sealed with the  seal of the Corporation and signed by  the Mayor and Treasurer thereof.  3. The said debentures shall bear  date the first day of July 1912, and  shall be made payable in thirty years  from the said date in lawful money of  Canada at the "office of any branch in  Canada of the;Bank of Montreal, which  place -of-, payment shall be designated'in the said debentures and which  said debentures shall havp attached to  them coupons for the payment of interest, and the signatures to the interest  coupons may be either written, printed  stamped or lithographed.  4. The said debentures shall bear interest at the rate of five (5) per centum per annum from the date thereof,  which interest shall be payable semiannually at a branch in Canada of  the Bank of Montreal as aforesaid, in  lawful money of Canada, on the first  day of July and the first day. of January in ; each year respectively  during the currency thereof, and  such interest shall be expressed in  said debentures and coupons to be  so payable,,  5. It shall be lawful for the Mayor  of the said Corporation ,to negotiate  and sell the said debentures or any of  them for less than par but in no case  shall the said debentures or any of  them be negotiated or sold for less than  ninety five per centum of their value  including the cost of negotiating the  sale, brokerage and all other incidental  expenses.  6. There shall be raised and levied in  each year during the currency of said  debentures the sum of four hundred  and-^twelil^^dollaW^Tird^thirty^nine"  cents for the payment of interest and  the sum of one thousand dollars for the  payment of said debentures by rate  sufficient therefore on all the rateable  land or improvements or real property  in the said Municipality.  7. It shall be lawful for the said Municipal Council to repurchase any of the  said debentures upon such terms as  may be agreed upon with the legal  holder or holders thereof, or any  part thereof, either at the time of  sale or at any subsequent time  or times, and all debentures so repurchased shall forthwith be cancelled and  destroyed and no reissue of debentures  so repurchased shall be made in con.  sequence of such repurchase.  8. This By-law shall before the final  passage thereof receive the assent of  the Electors of the City of Merritt in  manner provided by the "Municipal  Act" and amendments thereto.  9. This By-law may be cited for all  purposes as1 the "Merritt Electric  Light By-law 1912"  10. This By-law shall take effect on  and after the first day of May 1912.  11. Done and passed in Council' assembled this day of April 1912.  Received the assent of the Electors  on the day of April 1912.  Reconsidered and finally passed  this  day of April 1912.  Mayor,  City Clerk.  Take notice that the above is a true  I copy  of  the   proposed   By-law  upon  which the Vote of the Electors of the  Municipality will be taken at the City  of Merritt Court House, Nicola Avenue,  on Thursday the twenty-fifth day of  April, 1912,   between the hours of nine  Corporation of the City of Merritt.  Public    Notice  WATER-WORKS BY-LAW, 1912 being a By-law to raise $40,000 for  the purpose of purchasing laud, erecting buildings, installing a pumping plant and reservoir laying -water  mains and doing other acts and things  necessary to provide a water-works  system for the City of Merritt.  ELECTRIC LIGHT BY-LAW. 1912, being a bylaw to raise $20,000 for the purpose of purchasing land, erecting buildings, purchasing  machinery and other necessary items to  provide an Electric Lighting System for the  City of Merritt.  SIDEWALKS BY-LAW, 1912, being a  By-law to enable the Corporation of  the City of Merritt to raise by way  of loan the sum of $10,000 for the  purpose of providing and building  sidewalks within the limits of the  Municipality.  SCHOOL SITE BY.LAW, 1912, being a  By-law to enable the Corporatoin of  the City of Merritt, to raise by way  of loan the sum of $3,000 for the  purpose of purchasing [land for a  School site and improving same.  PUBLIC NOTICE  Is hereby given to the Electors of the  Municipality of the City of Merritt  that a vote will be taken on the above  Bylaws at the City Court House, Nicola Avenue, on the twenty-fifth day of  April, 1912, between the hours of 9 a.  m. and 7 p. m.  The persons qualified to vote on the  said by-laws are such persons as are  registered prorerty owners and whose  names appear on the revised Voters'  List of the City of Merritt as such.  Given undrr my hand at Merritt,   B.  C, this tenth day of April. 1912  HARRY PRIEST  Returning Officer.  THE LORD MAYOR'S SALARY  Mr. Carl Hentschel has given  notice to move at the next meeting of the City Corpoi ation thai  the arrangements made in 1S7C  for the expenses of the mayoralty should be referred to the General purposes Committee wiin instructions to confer v.ith th.  Court of Aldermen and the Finance Committee thereon. Ai  present the Lord m;u�� rncf'vef  an allowance of ��10,100, free of  incometax.  Provincial Elections Act  YALE ELECTORAL   DISTRICT  Take notice that I have received objections in writing to the retention bf  the following names on the Register of Voters for the Yale Electoral District  on the grounds stated below. ;.  And take notice that at a Court of Revision to be held on the 6th day of  May, 1912 at the Ashcroft Court House at 11 o'clock in the forenoon I shall  hear and determine the said objections and unless such named persons or some  other Provincial Voter on their behalf satisfies me that such objections are  not well founded I shall strike such names off the said Register.  Dated this 3rd day of April 1912.  H.P.CHRISTIE  Registrar of Voters.  The following persons are reported absent from the District:���  No.  Name  Place  66 Bates, George Robert........  Aspen Grove  192 Clarke, Walter....................... Nicola Lake  388 Gelsthorpe,   Lawrence..  Nicola  389 Gelsthorpe. Sidney Osborne. ...... Nicola ":  406 Gillum, John Francis Selby.......... Nicola  506 Howse, Fred Armstrong. .     Nicola Lake  577 Kidd, William James ..Nicola  651 Lunn, Charles Edwin  Nicola  769 McCullough. George.....  South Nicola  770 McCullough.   William................ Otter Valley  861 Neal, William Henry........   ....... Nicola  1223 Weir, Frank Percival................ Nicola  19 Anderson, J ames...   Ashcroft  36 Armstrong, Thomas Leslie.......  Venables Valley  43 Bales, Haden Herbert.  Boston Flat, Ashcroft  50 Baillie, Walter D .......'... .. Lytton  75 Beattie, Matthew.................... Ashcroft  112 Bowers, Thomas.................  Ashcroft  130 Brown, Russell Henry.  Ashcroft  142 Burdett,   Alfred  Ashcroft  269 Devlin,   John  :".... .-.-...-!. Ashcroft  287 Dodds, James P.   Ashcroft  294 Dumond, Mark  t '.... .... Ashcroft  336 Farquhar, James.................... Ashcroft  34L Fisher, William W................... Ashcroft  363 Frank, Emil............-............... Ashcroft  410 Glasford, Thomas .F..... _............ Ashcroft  424 Graham, Joseph ;............... Ashcroft  453 Hamilton, Richard ".  Ashcroft  543 Jamieson, Wilson T................... "��� Ashcroft  599 Lancaster, John F................... Ashcroft  646 Lovell, Charles G ................ Spatsum  651 Lunn, Charles E ................. Nicola  733 Mossley, Harold L................... Ashcroft  748 Murray, John W. ........ .^... Ashcroft  776 McDonald, S. P...................... Ashcroft  784 McDonald, Robert.................... Ashcroft  798 M.cGrath, James .. Spences Bridge  836 McLeori, Samuel  N........'.......... Ashcroft  837 McLeod.   Archie.  Ashcroft  920 Philips, William     Ashcroft  938 Propst,  H. L     Ashcroft  1000 Ros-. Herbert. F......  .. Spences Bridge  1014 Sanford. John S,  Ashcroft  1024 Seal. John  ..... Ashcroft  1061 Smith. Arthur O.   ....   .... ...... Ashcroft  10S0 Smith, Robert- C  Spences Bridge  1109 Stirtitn. Josiah  W................... Ashcroft  HI!  Plnrkey. Georp.p V  ........ Ashcroft  1153 Thomas. Ernest F ..Ashcroft  1194 Wall, James H .....:.......... Ashcroft  1275 Young, James Oliver......'.  Ashcroft  The Following persons are reported deceased:���  No.  Name  Place  7i1  Murchison. Jas.   William ........    Nicola Lake"  927 Pooley, James..-...   .    Nicola Lake  1259 Winn'v, Reginald Harry     Nicola Lake  88 Herubo. Peter     Ashcroft  498 Hoi torn,  William..     Ashcroft  1150 Thomas, Abraham  .. .:.Walhachin .  FURN1SS AND PICTURE FILMS  mr. Harry Furniss, the famous  cartoonist, has left England for  New York. He comes to America to meet Mr. Thomas A. Edison, and discuss with him reproductions for picture theatres.  Mr. Fumiss' work as an illustrator of Dickens has heen much  admired by Mr. Edison under  whose direction several plays  based on Dickens's novels have  been produced recently.  Victoria Rooms  McDonald Block  Quilchena Ave  Finest Furnished Modern Rocms in the  City.  All outside rooms and well lighted by  electricity.  For rent by day week   r month.  mrs. j. a. Mcdonald  "PfoprietressT =  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings..   -  ���    -    Spacious Rooms.  Excellent accommodation.    -   Well lighted Il uitttut.  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Special attention   to commercial trade,:  Rates $1.50 per day.    Special Rates by the month  ANDREW HOGGAN,  PROPRIETOR  ~ Q___JG_E___E__(i  ^ 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.

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