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 '�����VJXW-'*rf^i3aLr��L'-i{ir>&j��  assays  iBSKlSIpS  MERRITT, Etc:;   JUNE 7,  1912  Price 5 Cents.  A glance at our show wiii-  dow will convince you���  ��'���  This coupon and $2.50 will  entitle the bearer to any  pair of Ladies' Boots in stock  if presented on or before  June 13th ��� 1912.  Signature -  of Bearer l      ._   K A. REID & GO.  -f\-i  ���*������*  **���>.'.  Limited.  Specialists in  Delegation of Property Owners Demands Fire Fighting Apparatus  A large delegation of local property owners waited upon the city  council last Tuesday evening for  the purpose of urging the necessity o? immediate action in respect of fire fighting equipment.  H. S. Cleasby, the first speaker  dwelt at some length upon local  conditions and pointed out to the  urgency of securing proper equipment. As far back as the 16th of  last March, he said, they had been  assured that the city would purchase apparatus as soon as the  money received from the sale of  debentures was in hand, but the  money had been received a few  days after that and nothing had  been done. ��� A sixty gallon  chemical engine could be bought  for $500, and two'for one, thousand. In the last thirty days enough property has "been destroyed  in the city to pay for a dozen of  these machines. The question of  fire protection is a vital one with  local property owners and though  the speaker did not wish to seem  tdb strong in his' strictures he  felt that the council had been  careless in the matter.  G. B. Armstrong who followed  Mr. Cleasby endorsed the former's sentiments. He had been  one of the committee which had  been promised proper protection.  He went into a class of equipment which would be satisfactory  and wanted to know what the  council had done to implement  their promises.  ,-Ex-mayor I. Eastwood endorsed Messrs Cleasby and Armstrong's Jrernarks and1 said that  what the merchants want is "action'.'. ._..���- ~.._-t -- . ,7. .- y^  iAld.: Crawford,   chairman   of  ^w-firgT��mwwiitfay,   mud       "JftJs"  IfllTight for you to comeliere and  demand so many things, but the  time is not favorable for spending  jmiclL=naoneyz__uatil~we-Bee ^what  OWN YOUR  i  The Diamond Vale company offers you  the Opportunity to purchase a homesite  onrfiierpiamorra Val^fieia, soutlvof the  railway track on easy terms.  50x120  ii  50x120  you pay cash we'; will/reduce these  prices 16] per cent.  this chemical engine we have ordered will day,;   X7.'.:.'...  A. W. Strickland:���Isn't there  a guarantee .fepin,es with those en-.;  gines? A gc&bVnrm will stand by  its guarantee \&pd if the engine  doesn't come.tapto standard you  can take actidHy  ;Aid. Crawf o^U That is ��11 ri^ht  but when thosf;BTigihes"are tried  out it is done tiyQexperts and we  haven't any ejifcArts here "'"to use  them. . ..-^\X- ������  ��� .   ���''���   ���;',';'  G. B. Armstrong: I don.'jt think  there is any doubt;-that we heed  two right awayiiilt will :be impossible for us Iq have waterworks for at le^sjt six months and  by that time theory weather will  be over with,    y; 77.  Aid. Crawford:"..I am in .sympathy with the Relegation and  apppreciate thfcirt:view of ; the  question thoroughly. We. have.  already ordered ,a sixty galion  chemical engine of the best type,  and that has wJtii.it.all the other,  necessary equiprnent.  G. B. Armstrofig: When do you  expect it here.'   y ;     '  Aid. Crawford :f;We ordered,' I  don't know exactly; when.  G. B. Armstrong Perhaps Mr.  Priest could say. . a ...  H.  Priest: It   ^ras   yesterday  before the fire .brigade said what  they wanted andjwe found, out  and ordered it at bnce.  Mr.' Cleasby; How many?  H. Priest: One,;  H.   S.   Cle/asby: Personally I  think that one is] not sufficient.  If you've not ordered two I think  you should ordeif'the other one  at-once and I  think the order  should be place*<| by wire. - We  have np desire t^criticise you in  a spirit of sjnta^onism,. but  we  would like to H��|e you appreciate  our position,,   tjfnow your intentions haveebeen-of the best,   but  you knowfwhdfc is paved, with  good ��� intehtiottl, and, we /would  like to see. some action taken,  ^TMayor^^idi-y-AiB^^deTmaTr  Crawford.has just said we've al-  -fsady .ordered one ..chemical -engine of sixty gallons capacity.  This was ajmatter thafcwas held  up from day to day in order .to see  ^whatsorteof-water -systems -we  would have and we were on.- the  point of ordering when the fire  brigade was organized.    We did  not want to order one-thing and-  then find that the volunteer fire  brigade wanted something entirely different and we asked them  to recommend what they wanted.  We didn't receive their recommendation as early as we. should  have and a few days ago we got  after the secretary and when we  found out what was wanted we  immediately ordered..   As for ,a  second chemical engine I'llprom-  iseyou that .we'll get together tomorrow and go into the matter  and if possible we'll order it right  away.  With that the delegation were  content and thanked the council  for hearing them. The delegates  were-Messrs Cleasby,���Armstrong  Eastwood, Strickland and Ransom.  f ��� ���  o ���      ���  DROWNED IN  Austrian Killed While at Work  on  Log  Drive  Early last Tuesday an Austrian  named George Boden, employed  on the log drive on Petit creek,  was drowned.  Boden was working in the creek  which is at its highest just now.  and lost.his footing- while-jumping from one. log to another.  Caught in the" sweep of. the waters he. battled strongly, apparently being a good swimmer, but  he was thrown against a boulder  and injured. After that he went  under and was carried down two  miles before his body was recovered.- . The body was warm when  taken out but all efforts at resuscitation were fruitless.  Word of the tragedy reached  Provincial constable McNeill here  in the evening and he immediately had the body brought up for a  coroner's inquest. . It was prepared for burial -by 'N. J. Barwick, but qwing to the difficulty  in obtaining a coroner, during the  absence of Doctors Tutill and'Mc-  phail, the inquest, has been postponed from day to ��� day and it is  probable that Dr. Gillis will issue  a certificate for burial.  | Deceased was about thirty six  years of. age, was -a native of  Austria and was "a splendidly  built man. He has a brother resident in Vancouver.  See  at the Diamond Vale Supply Co.  7\      LOEWEN RANCH  Wr'.'B. Jackson was,in town  from Ten MileCreek'on Wednesday. In discussing the success  which has so far attended the  crops on the Loewen ranch up  there he said that he would risk  his reputation of the possibilities  of successful fall wheat growing  on that property. The, crops already planted are coming up  splendidly. There are a number,  of thoroughbred horses and cattle on the ranch all thriving well.  A section has been fenced off and  it is possible that more land may  be included in the future. The  manager's residence, which is being built by Alf Goodisson, is  rapidly nearingcompletion.  LUMBER YARD SPUR   ;  Alf; Ades and his crew of forty  are busy completing; the laying  of the spur track from the mainline to the Merritt Lumber Yard  and the Vancouver Lumber com--;  pany's yard.. :clt is expected that  that the 'works will be;' completed  by tho end of*the week.'  ENCAMPMENT  OF B. C. HORSE  I Scarlet and khaki colored uniforms are very'much-in'evidence  these days, and much interest is  being taken in'the militia camp,  which is situated'in a commanding position".on Mission Hill-towards the southern extremity of  Seventh Street:    -  "rTfte siteTis ah "ideal"btKfTfor a  camp of this kind.   It occupies a  level-plateau, coverecF^th natural turf ahdpresents'a contrast  [to   the .dusty   location"'' which  caused sb mrich inconvenience to  the soldiers last year at Kamloops.  The field presents a pretty picture  with its regularly placed rows of  white tents,"whbre about 500 men  are encamped with their horses,  and will continue under instruction and drill for 16 days dating  from.last Monday.'   City water  and electric light have'been provided, ' and the Okanagan - Telephone Co., has run" a :line to the  camp.      The    visiting    officers  greatly appreciate these facilities  and speak in high terais of praise  of the careful preparations which  have been made for their comfort.  ' The camp includes two regiments of the B. C. Horse���the 30th  and the 31st.   The 30th regiment is the Okanagan organization  including squadrons from Vernon  Lumby, Kelowna and Armstrong-  Enderby.   It is about 200 strong;  and^is   under the . command~of  reaches an end.    Following is the  daily programme:  Reveille, 5.30  Sick parade, 6.  '  Stables, 6 to 6.45.  Breakfast, 7.  Office hour,'7.30.  Squadron parade, 8.30.  Regimental parade, 8.45.  March off, 9.   ���  Dismiss from morning parade,  11.30.        '-...:��� : ��� ; ���  Mid-day stables, 1145 to 12.45.  Dinner,-1. '  Dismounted parade, 1.45.  March off, 2, '   "  Dismiss from parade, 4.30.  ' ^Evening stables, 5.       "  Sick parade, 5.  Tea, 5.30.  "Guard mounting, 6.30.  Retreat, 7.30.  First post,-9.30.  Last post, 10.  Lights out, 10.15.  A "dry" canteen has been instituted, in which a piano is placed, and is used as a gathering  place for the men in the evening.  Alcohol in every shape is strictly  prohibited in the camp, both from  the men's quarters and the officer's mess.���Vernon News.  I  is  Col. Bott. The 31st is made up  of squadrons from Nicola, Kamloops, Walhachin and Salmon  Arm. Ita strength is -in the  neighborhood of-175 men, and is  commanded by Col. Flick.     < %  In addition to these regiments  there are detachments from the  headquarters staff at Winnipeg,  and the engineers and Field Ambulance Corps from Victoria. In  all there are about 500 men under  canvas. The commanding officer  is Col. Macdonnell of the Strathcona Horse, who is regarded as  one of the best cavalry officers iri  Canada, and for whom all the  officers arid men express the greatest possible respect.  After the first day on the "tented field" the camp soon got down  to the regular routine, and hard  work is now the order of the day.  Something is doing every minute.  Regimental and squadron drills,  firing practice and other details  take up every available" moment  fix>m Revaille at 5.30 a.m. until  the close of the day, and, while  the men, in the main, presented  a pretty soldierly appearance  when they went into camp, it is  safe to say that they will be much  smarter when the season's drill  Board of Trade Extends Invitation  to His Royal Highness to  Visit Valley.  The secretary of the Merritt Board  of Trade, G. F. Ransome, this morning communicated with Lieut.-colonel  L'owther, secretary to the Governor-  general, inviting through him the Duke  of Connaught to visit the Micola Valley  w.hile on his western tour. Arrangements mill be made to piovide autos  for the Royal party to biir.g them in  herefrom Penticton en route to Kamloops. Such a tour would give them a  splendid opportunity of seeing the  Similkameen and Nicola valleys and  would be a decided relief from the  mono'tony oT"*T:rain travel;" As'"His  Royal Highness is anxious to see as  muchtof the west as is possible, it is  almost certain that the invitation -will  be accepted.  The question of a road on One Mile  Creek- was taken up at the meeting  last evening and the government will  be asked to do everything possible to  further the project. Hon. Martin Burrell will be asked to visit this city during his visit to the province this year,  and at the same time to do everything  in his power to further the construction of Fedesal offices here this year.  Dan Sutherland, road supervisor for  the Yale district, will be asked to have  a strong railing put. on the Blackwell  hill, to prevent possible automobile accidents at'that bad turn.  In view of the fact that government  employees working in here have  cheques payable at Lytton the government will be asked to make them  payable in "this city in future. ;This  would be a protection to local merchants. ���  GOES TO LILLOOET '  Murdoch Mclntyre left yesterday for Lillooet. He will meet  his brother' , William at Lytton  and they will proceed to the  newly alive town  by motor car.  ELECTED CeilE  Regret    Expressed   at   McLean's  Departure and Resignation  At a meeting of the Volunteer  Fire Brigade lase Tuesday'even-,  ing Chief Phillip McLean tender-"  ed his resignation. , Ashe is"re-  moving to Victoria he will be un-  able to act in that capacity. His  resignation was accepted and  resolution thanking him for;������.the  activity he has displayed in connection with the brigade and expressing regret at his 'departure  was unanimously passed.   -      "  D. Shearer, one of th'S captains  was elected to succeed Mr.: McLean, and he._will appoint _the  captain to succeed him.  It was decided to procure a  large' stock' of chemicals for the  chemical engines and an additional hundred feet of hose for the  engine already on hand.  It will be recommended to the1  council that a siren belplaced in'  the steam  laundry for use.as a,  fire alarm by day. - It is intended  to use a church bell forthe evenings. T  OBITUARY  The   death   of  William   .Cooper  the  four year old son of Mr. and Mrs.  Cooper  of  Otter Valley, occurred in the  Nicola Valley General Hospital very late  last Wednesday evening.    He was taken  suddenly ill early Sunday morning, complaining   of  his  stomach.     A  special -  message was sentoutfor the auto stage  and Charles Howse brought him into _  the hospital as soon as possible.    Dr.  Gillis   was   in   immediate jittendance. _  At first it was thought that he might  have had an abscess on the stomach an  unusual affection in children of that age,  Under ^careful treatment, he -began to  pick  up   ai.d on   Wednesday 'morning  hopes, for his speedy recoveiy wei��very  blight.   .In the late afternoon, however  he suddenly became worse and died late ���  in the evening.    The body was-rernpv-  ed to Barwick's undertaking  parlours,  "whence~the dhmeralrwiiHre'-toeW-toUJOrr--"  row afternoon at two o'clock.  HOUSE. BURNS  SIDEWALKS  Fowler and Larson were the  successful bidders for the contract for the constuction of sidewalks.. Their bid was the lowest  though R. McDonald and S. Hyland were close. D. Campbell &  Go. were' reasonably low. J.  Holdsworth's bid of $10,275 was  nearly $8000 in excess of the  others.  PRESENTATION TO McLEAN  : On behalf of the citizens bf this city  Rev. J. A. Petrie this morning presented Philip McLean with a purse of gold  and an address. This was subscribed  by the friends of Mr. McLean. In his  address Rev. Petrie took occasion to  pay:.a striking tribute to the generous  self sacrifice which Mr. McLean has  always manifested in the life of the  community. The address was signed by  Messrs Ransom, Maughan, Simpson and  Rev. J. A. Petrie ort behalf of "the citizens. Mr. McLean left for Victoria,  where he will make his future home.  SMITH-MOYCE  The marriage .of. Miss Edith  Smith, of Kamloops, to Mr. P.  Moyce, of this city,'was solemnized at the residence of Mr. and  Mrs. T. Clarke on Wednesday.  Only the latter, two were present  as witnesses and the ceremony  was kept very quiet. Rev. J. A.  Petrie officiated. The counle will  make their home with Sr. and  Srs. Clarke for a short time.  Early this week at about half-  past twelve the house'/near "the  Coldwater bridge on Voght street-  recently occupied by John' Katie"  was destroyed by fire.    A strong  wind  was  blowing and by the  time D.  Munro, R.' J. McGregor,  J. Simpson and R. White arrived"  withthechemical engine the place'  was almost in ashes... -  CONSTRUCTION ATHOPE  The . rails of "^the "[Canadian  Northern Railway are about half  a mile from the town limits of  Hope, at the west-end of the last  trestle.    There they will remain  *��� L  until the trestle is completed..  Meanwhile' the siding ��t Flood-  ville.is being" completed,  Mr. Gee, head of the track-.  laying department, fixes June 8  as the date for entry- into the  town when the track willbecom-  plete and ready for,..operation  from Port Manri to' Hope. _ ..  VV  : NEW C. P. R. STATION  The contract has been awarded -  to a Vancouver firm for. the .construction of the new, passenger  station for the. C. -P.j R.  in ;thisy  city.     The   final location   ma|>y  settles many doubts as it shows*.  that the new building..will occupy*  one half of the present site and1'  from that point 78 feet, east.   It"-  is understood that construction"  will be pushed with all speedj  and the unsightly  building (?)  now used for a station will soon  be dispensed with.       y  POLICE REVENUE  Chief Strang's report for the  month of May  showed a gross .  revenue of   $390.70.   Expenditures aggregated $86.85; and the ���  net   revenue   was   $303.85.     J. <  Wade, J- Fairclough, J. ^Garroch,..,  A. Patterson, J. Forsyth, G. Watt  J. Main and A. Hinds were spec. _  ials employed during the month.  22 men were fined, .4 committed  to jail and 4 given two hours to��;  quit town   (these were I.W.W;,;  men).      . v   ���o������.���*_. '  Ladies!   Cut the coupon out of P. A. '  Reid & Co's ad," take it  to  their store "���  I and make from two to three dollars.     < i THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  F&iibAY, June 7,  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 cor-  -���dially invited to  attend.  Knight R. Hebron  K. R. S.  0.   F.  Court Nicola No.  8931 meets the 2nd  and 4th Thursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  Room. Barwick  Block, Nicola, B.  C. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.  Geo. L. Murray C. R.  H. H. Matthews, Sec.  A.F.&A  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  R eid's H'.all  th e second  Tuesdayof eac"  month at 8 p-  m. Sojourning brothers cordially invited.  S. J. Solomon Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  H. R..M. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S.. B.C.L.S  C. P. HevSvood. B.Sc. B.C.L.S.  Christie, Dawson  & Hey wood  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch        -       Ashcroft, B. C.  J. A. MAUGHAN  , Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong'OT Store  Quilchena Hve'nue. Merritt  M. UjCiRIMriETT, LL.B.  Barrister Amd Solicitor ~  .  Notary Public  Solicitor for-the Bank of Montreal  pt'j.y-'  V-.  THE NIGOLA VALEjETT NEWS  published every1 Friday  ���V..  :'��� *-,:���< :���-  Sub^cription.J2,00 a year in  advance  >.. Six,, months $1.00  J. -W.^'ELLIS  Manager  Obo doll*: pejf; inch per, month  fsr regular advertising.   JjJjpd .and water notices $7.00 for 60  daySr.'SS.OT'tor &)-'days. ' -���' ���  _'.     *_nr'\*      '     ���    -'   -r~  Cla8sifie3"a*dvertjsing "10 word's,for   25 cents  extra woriKliQfeat*QO     ���    "      ���>  Special rates   fum^ed "for large contract ad  vertisinK.  v Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O.,Box; 20 -__ Merritt. BC.  Phone'25.  AN  ANNIVERSARY  June 1st Mr. McBride entered  upon the.tenth year of his premiership?.,i.,;i We congratulate him  upon the anniversary.. We congratulate. the province upon the  era".of progress and prosperity  wliich was ushered in nine years  ogq. It is fitting that, dismissing  as much as possible the personal  aspe^s^f'tlieTpast^ine^years^of^  provincial ��� administrationy*''we  shouliicons'lder briefly the features which" have distinguished it  frdm previous periods in the his-  'toiypfjtsjpe province.  Mrl.McBride's first public act,  after "-he had taken office, was to  annciiyicehisintention of forming  a ministry consisting of Conservatives alone. ,. There were a few  protests, but for the most part  those who.,. were prominent in  provincial affairs approved of his  decision. It was felt that only  by;taking such a course could  stable government be established  in British Columbia, which had  during the six preceding years  been a scene of political uncertainty and at times of turmoil  greatly to the disadvantage of  the provincial credit and the stability of general business. Events  have demonstrated the wisdom  of ?this decision.  The first duty^which was cast  upon the new Premier, after he  had got his political household together, was to devise a means  wh'ereby the -province might be  lifted out of its financial embarrassment and its credit might be  restored. It looked like a her-  culean,;task,^Ahd_;theibORPQhents  of the government expected the  effort to end in a political catas  trophe. To their surprise, it  proved a complete success, and  when this achievement was followed by a policy whereby the  natural resources were made to  contribute largely to the public  revenue under conditions favorable to the province, the whole  aspect of affairs was changed.  The public credit was placed upon  a high plane, and the business  credit of the community gained  in strength accordingly. We  think it can be said truthfully  that the financial policy inaugurated by Mr. McBride, an essential  feature of which was the administration of the public domain,  produced effects of the most favorable character upon every line  of business activity.  Having placed the affairs of  the province upon a basis of substantial and permanent prosperity, Mr. McBride felt that  the time had come���a time to  which he had long been looking  forward���when he would be  justified in embarking upon a  plan of provincial development  upon a large scale. The details  of this policy, in all its ramfica-  tions, embracing educational  work, railway construction, road  buiiding, the encouragement of  agriculture, the protection of the  fisheries, and the like, are too  familiar to make recapitulation  necessary. We need only mention that it has sent the province  forward in its path of prosperity  at an unexampled rate, and that  it is far from being carried out  to the full consummation which  the^premier has in mind. .  Durhig the "past nine years  substantial progress has been  made in the settlement of the  /vexed questions that have arisen  between the province and the  Dominion. Efforts put forth iri  this behalf were to a certain extent handicapped by the fact  that until less than a year ago  the Dominion ministry was not  in political sympathy: with that  of Mr. McBride; but since the  change of government at Ottawa  rapid progress has been made,  and the prospects now are that  all outstanding issues will -be  brought to a speedy and equitable settlement. The labors of  the administration jn this behalf  are not the^l^t^aluabfe of 3ia  services to tiie province. yy  We are sure that we voice fhp  sentiments of the Premier when  we say that no small share of the  great success which has attend1  edhis administration has.been  due to the able, loyal, andjsyihV  pathic assistance of his;colleagr  ues in the ministry,^*) theUnwavering support he has received from his political friends:in  the Legislature, and to" the 'confidence which the people of British Columbia have, so generously  extended to him.; y y       _ 777 '  We have hadVnine. years v of  courageous and progressive: .administration; nine years of public  duty fearlessly and honorably  performed-; nine years that will  influence for good the whole future history of the province.  to-do, are by no means free.  In an ancient English damage  case the injured workman was  awarded three shillings and four-  pence for a month's board. That  was an ideal situation from the  cost-of-living point of view, but  not from the point of view of  the way of living. What is the  use, finally, of multiplying things  that make life easier, brighter,  broader, and then telling a great  part of the population it must do  without them in order to keep  down the cost of living ?  The Kelowna Record says that  ' 'West of Kaslo the deer are eating up the fruit trees." That's  nothing. The bear around Merritt are eating huckleberries and  atrawberries.  NOTES OF INTEREST  An inch of rainfall on an acre  of land weighs more than 100  tons.  An extensive deposit of asbestos pf fine quality and color  recently was- discovered in Japanese territory in Manchuria.  Belgium has forged to the  front as the most densely populated country in Europe.  A little glycerine, well distributed, often will renew life in  a much used typewriter ribbon.  British beer consumption decreased from 37,841,000 barrels  in 1899 to 33,619,000 barrels last  year.  Whiting and kerosene form an  excellent silver polish and also  will cleanse bathtubs and sinks  quickly.  The shrinkage and evaporation  of food when cooked by electricity is about one-third as great  as when other methods are used  UNWRITTEN LAW UPHELD  Oakland, Cal., May 29.���Superior Judge John Ellsworth, instructing a jury today, said the  "unwritten law" antedated all  other law, and there might be  occasions when homicide would  be justifiable. He told the jurors  to put themselves in the place of  the defendant, Harry Prescott,  who killed Ralph Thompson when  he found him in Mrs. Prescott's  apartments on the night of February 29, and to consider the possibility of momentary insanity,  the jury brought in a verdict of  acquittal. At a former trial the  jury had disagreed.  AUTHOR'S WIFE SEEKS DIVORCE  Richard Harding Davis, author,  playwright and war correspondent, was sued for divorce in the  superior court today by Mrs.  Clark Davis, who alleges desertion, Mrs, Davis, a daughter of  J. M. Clark, of Chicago, was  married to Davis on April 4, at  Marion, Mass., 1899, after a  courtship under romantic circumstances.  SHEEP INDUSTRY  Hon. Martin Burrell has completed arrangements for the  promised systematic study of the  sheep industry, with^ a view to  its improvement. Col. McCrae,  president of the Dominion Sheep  Breeders'Association, will go to  BritisiT Columbia to make a thorough; investigation of the Industry, therey and Vwill have the cooperation; of Dr. Tolmie, Live  Stock commissioner for British  Columbia.      ;  ; i Col. McEwen, president of the  Ontario Sheep Breeders' Association, goes to the Maritime Provinces on a similar mission. The  minister also intends giving his  attention to the development of  tne wool branch of the industry  especially in the Prairie Provinces, and to this end he is sending  Prof.T. R. Arkell. professor of  animal husbandry in New Hampshire Agricultural College to the  West for a preliminary inquiry.  Prof. Arkell, who is a Canadian  and a graduate of Guelph,; goes  to Lethbridge on June 12.  OLD YUKON OFFICIALS REPLACED  Dawson, Y.T., June 1.���Many  changes took place today in the  public service, Mr. Gosselin/gold  commissioner, is replaced by the  promotion of Mri George Mackenzie, mining recorder. Mr. Lali-  berte, registrar, by Mr. A. E.  Lamb; Mr. McFarlane, mining  inspector, by Mr. J. R. Fraser;  Mr. Hinton, mining recorder, by  Mr. Heney; Mr. Fiset, mining recorder by- Mr. Schofield; Mr.  Bennett, correspondence clerk by  Mr. Maddox; Mr. Boyes, accountant by Mr. Englehardt; Mr. De-  war, clerk, by Mr. M. Maltby.  Mr. Silvestre, timber inspector;  Mr Pepin, mining recorder; Mr.  O'Brien, Stenographer; and Messrs Boutin, Comee and Pelland,  caretakers are also dismissed.  The Yukon Council session began yesterday. Mr. A. J, Gillies  was elected speaker.  THE G0NTINU0U  can mean .but. one... thing-^that  the service it renders its customers makes for permanent  business relations:  BANK OF TORONTO  with more than 55 years of continuous growth and satisfactory  service, invites   ....  Savings and Business  Accounts  CAPITAL     --"-���-.-   -  REST   -   -   -.  -    :   -'���-."  Incorporated 1855.  100 Branches in Canada.  MERRITT BRANCH  A. M. B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  :t a  ��� VI  ' d  '- a  Open'Day and Night  79'  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave. ;'<  Our excellent cuisinesatisfies  our customers.  I Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  Establshed 1817. Head OHce    Montreal  Capital - y   '-���        - ~J'-*s    $16,000,000.00':...'rf'  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       (  y       :A. Wi STRICKLAND, Manager.  '   Nicola Agency open on Tuesdays and Fridays only.  "\  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, lankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola  Merritt  THE COST OF LIVING  No doubt the cost of living  used to. be less because people  derrianded^less���=In=the=sixties,  articles rriade of iron cost three  times as much as at present. In  the fifties eoal was higher than  now. A summary of wholesale  prices in I860 shows breadstuffs,  clothing and metals dearer than  in 1912. Prevailing rates of  wages, no doubt, were lower  than now. More people "did  without"; but doing without is  not the right cure for the high  cost of living.  Civilization is expensive if it  spreads far among the population; and if it does not spread  far, what good is it ? Inventions,  though lowering the price of  commodities, increase the cost of  living. For example, gas in the  city of New York cost ten dollars la thousand feet in 1826  against eighty cents in 1912. All  except a few nabobs then burned candles. Nowadays the poorest family has gas. Education  increases the cost of living. The  newspaper cost only eleven cents  a week; but the nobby spring  jacket for daughter which it  advertises is seven dollars, and  its pages are filled with other income - consuming suggestions.  Public schools are free; but the  standards of dress and living  which they tend to set, as poor  children mingle  with the weli-  EDDY EXECUTOR DEAD  Washington, June 1. ^-Following an illness of two weeks, Colonel Henry Moore Baker of Concord, N.H., executor of the es-  tateT)! the^iate-MrsyMary^Baker  G. Eddy, and a former congressman, is dead here today. Col.  Baker was a member from New  Hampshire of the' 53rd and 54th  congresses.  UNDERTAKER  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets amd Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merritt  Plumbing ^nd  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP ��� Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything vou  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy. -.   :..y ,../���..  Kennedy & y)  Cunningham  v..  VOGHT STREET  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  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^twentyjoni,  years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be  leasefl 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 arc  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.  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  MERRITT and NICOLA.  CANADIAN  <^L*SJLi  Western Lines  West of Revelstoke  Train leaves 12.20 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 16.30.  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation reserved  and complete passage booked to any part of Great Britain or from Great Britain  to Canada. If sending  for your friends purchase  your ticket here and avoid  the risk of sending money.  For rates and sailings apply  to  P. H. PUFFER  Agent - Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. RODIE  General Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  Shingles  /'  ���*��"**  You can't afford to put on poor shingles. Put on shingles that  will stay put on���a roof that willlast a long time. To make a  new roof or remake an old one you-need the best.    Our  RED CEDAR SHINGLES  are bought with care from the best mills.     We know the price  and the quality will give you satisfaction.     Come look at-them  .   and see.   You can have a good roof at small expense.  ^"There's No Place Like Home"  VANCOUVER   LUMBER   CO'Y.  .      MERRITT, B. C.  J. E. WALKER, Manager.      .  GALL UP OO  FOR LIVERY, EXPRESS & DRAY. WORK  ���    ���.'-.'. ��� ��� ,       ,.'.-.��-  Britk, Lime; Cement and Plaster  - -   p   Always on Hand.-.     ^    .   ;-���  Furniture and Piano Moviyg  We have special facilities for this work.  COUTLEE AVENUE      ^       -     ^REAR DIAMOND-VALE  STORE  The Merritt Hotel  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 Liquorp Always in Stock,  GEO. McGRUTHER, Prop.  Merritt B. C.  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builder?  -* *';.���-'; -J ���   .     -       '*        Z.   *  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL  WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.  ii    ������:  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to  handle any  kind  of Building Construction  Work,  Dr. de Van's Female Pill��  A reliable French regulator; never fails. These  Dills are exceedingly powerful In regulating the  generative portion of the female system. Keluse  all cheap imitations. Dr. deTan'i are sold at  ?5a box. or three lor ��10. Mailed to any address.  Xh�� Soobell Drug Co.. at. Catharines, Ont.  erritt Lumber Yard  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  Two car loads of Cedar Fence Posts  and Pickets.      .  ,. $  SPECIALLY LOW PRldris.  Lumber Yard, and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt. -fe^s^^8ss^M��araw=Hr��i  Pi):  If;  it  '1 ���  Friday,, June 7, 1912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  <l  PLEASANT PICNIC  Last Sunday some twenty-five  or thirty local  people  took  advantage of .the glorious weather  and proceeded on a picnic expedition up theCold water. s The eatables wereSconveyed,   with   the  children to? the camping ground,  in a rig,   tjie  more   able-bodied  members of the expedition preferring to ��� walk.    A  delightful  little? flat, close down to tne river  was chosen as  a  suitable spot,  and the work of lighting  a  fire  and preparing  a   midday. meal  was ^immediately proceeded with  and, when the majority   of  the  delicacies had disappeared one of  the lost tribes came on the scene  They came, so they explained as  calmly *md collQctedly   as  their  recent strenuous exertions would  allow, from Merritt; and,  when  past   Middlesboro,    where    the  natives had turned out en masse  the better; to observe what they,  very naturally, believed to be a  straggling band of Doukhobours,  a thoroughly painstaking but entirely fruitless  search  for   the  main bunch was instituted. Having found a cool   spot  near   the  river, the ladies rested while the  restof the party   went   out   on  the picnic Were taken and some  games were entered into by all  and heartily enjoyed. One gentleman especially attracted our  attention; he had gathered a lot  of pine gum and was amusing  himself by offering it to all and  sundry who appeared.to have enjoyed their dinner, watching interestedly the expression of disgust which crept into the victims face as the acrid, bitter  taste was made noticeable and,  the storm of wrath and indignation had waxed to its zenith, he  would quietly inform the heated one that the taste would, in  all probability, disappear if the  gum were persistently chewed  for an hour orso. ��� At the.time of  our last glimpse of him he was in  the act of offering a much diminished package to Donald Cameron with the eager intent lcok  of an angler when he drops his  first fly into a likely pool, but  Donal' "wuzno takin' any!"  'Kiss in the Ring' found much  popularity and received an encore after supper. One couple  disappeared for an entirely unnecessary practice lesson and,  when directly accused on their  return, murmured something of  a scouting party.    After a long, f havin�� losf a tw0 dollar J"11;  but  weary search they   were> about Ilike Donal we wuzno takin any.  to returntand to a little picnic of  their own!: when one of them  * who, whkn not out scouting, is  the manager of the dry-goods  department of one of the leading  local stores, suddenly espied  what he stated to be a flag, to  the unexpressed but none the less  sincere disappointment of the  other two. And so, please they  had come and were hungry. After'they had been properly 'welcomed and fed,- the whole party  proceeded to amuse themselves.  A swing was provided, photos of  About this time Jimmy arrived  on horseback. Surely some ru -  mour of the kiss in the ring idea  had reicKedhim  It was growing dusk and a  general start home was made and  this time the Middlesburrowers  deemed discretion the better part  of. valour and did not turnout.  A-vote of thanks is due- to  Mrs Austin as the organizer of a  most enjoyable and successful  outing.    May she do it again!  Among ��� those present were  Mesdames Austin, Graham, Dav-  The Place to Dine  The STAR CAFE  - '-    VOGHT STREET  ^EXCELLENT CUISINE  M:Wines and Liquors.  Not only the best, but a long, way ahead  of the next best.  is, Hartley, Myers, Wade, Bond  and McKeating; Misses McKeating, Donegan and Mclnulty; Messrs. Austin, Sharpe, Simpson,  Aitken, Wilkinson, Cameron,  McBeath, Ross, Davis, Graham,  Myers Bond and Leechman.  THE   CITY  7x x. hotel,, -y  PETTIP1ECE FREED  i "Not guilty" was the verdict  returned yesterday by an Assize  court jury after three hours' deliberation in the case against R_  P. Pettipiece and six others,  charged with taking part in an  unlawful assembly last.January.  Mr. Justice Gregory presided.  Eight men had been indicated,  but His Lordship, not considering  the evidence as submitted by the  prosecution sufficient released one  of the accused before the case  went to the jury.  "This is a British court of justice," said His Lordship, addressing the crowded gallery before  the jury delivered its decision,  "and in it there must be no demonstration of feeling as the result  of the decision of the jury."  Amid complete silence the foreman arose and announced the  verdict.  Detective Sergeant McLeod  took the stand at the morning  session, and, in as far as he was  witness of the assembly corroborated the evidence given by Deputy Chief Mulhern and other witnesses for the prosecution. This  closed the case for the crown.  Application was made at this  point to have Thomas McClinton  discharged as there had been no  evidence against him submitted.  The jury agreed with this and  the prisoner was liberated.  "Lies made of whole cloth,"  Pjettipiece termed the evidence of  the deputy and police officers who  said that he did not desist speaking when called upon to do so.  He testified to having been at the  meeting for the purpose of submitting a report of a delegation  of which he was a member.  Other witnesses were called to  testify as to the legal status of  Powell street square, to determine whether it is under the jurisdiction of the city council or  park commission.  Mr, J. W. de B. Farriss, who  appeared for petttipiece, in ^a  iirilliant speech reviewed the case  claiming that until the arrival of  the police the crowd was perfectly orderly and in no way unlawful.  A. D. Taylor, K.C, presented  the Crown's case.  Newly established throughout-  Best of Furnishings.    -       -    Spacious Rooms.  Excellent accommodation. * -   Well lighted throughout.  Choice Liquors.and Cigars.  Special attention   to~ commercial trade.  y   Rates $1.50 per day.   Special Rates by the month  ^ hs rt. Lr v*���* ��� xj v�� xr  W  i"^"  PROPRIETOR  Nicola Valley  ^Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of=  Strictly High Graded Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh Fish always on  hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by,the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager  PRINCETON MAN HONORED  T. C. Brooke, of the Princeton  poultry farm, has received appointment as inspector in the  South African constabulary stationed in Rhodesia or Eastern  Transvaal, and is given six  months to report at Woolwich,  England. Mr. Brooke served  throughout the South African  war and wears the Queen's service medal as well as the King's  special service medal. He has  taken a loyal interest in the progress of this section and owns  the Princeton poultry farm.  HIGHEST SINCE 1882  =i-New^ork=June-6.=The=high^  est price since 1882 was reached  by beef in the wholesale market  here yesterday when it sold at  131-2 cents a pound in bulk. It  js said to mean an 1-2 to 2 cents a  pound increase for prime meats  at retail. The primary cause of  the high prices the wholesale men  say, is the continued scarcity of  cattle.  BIG MINING PROFITS  Hedley, June 2. ���The famous  Nickel Plate mine, operated by  the Hedley Gold Mining Company  made profits of $318, i52and paid  $300,000 in Dividends during 1911  according to a statement just issued. The report reflects a very  satisfactory year's run, during  which period 57,815 tons of ore  were milled. The receipts were  $679,316; expenses,, $370,814;  profits from operation, $308,802  total profits, $318,152;. dividends  $300,000; surplus, 18,152.  NEWS    ADS   GET   RE^T LTS  Electric Restorer for /Vlen  PhOSDhonol restores every nerve in thc boiy  K *" its proper tension ; restores  Vim and vitality. Premature de>-nv pnd all suxtinl  weakness averted at once. Phoaphonol will  l -ake you a new man. Price *.'J a box. or two for  *5. Mailed to anv addr��>i Tlio Scoboll JOrug  Co., St. Catharines, Out.  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.  The "Carhartt"  ... Not   Like  Other  Gloves  Sewed with Wax Thread  ��&, PROOF  No Outseams  To Rip  Good as the  Carhartt  Overall  FBtoatetf  Reinforced Where the Wear Comes.   The Service of Twa  Pair for the Price of ONE.  CTDAAV/_^iJ_7!:"r  ji kfvw-~i w^n  See the assortment in our  window and take your  pick for 50e.  The Diamond Vale i^^"^.i^^3lfeJ&C1��*��_3 '"*_>' ^j��_ "*_r^ j i  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, June 7, 1912  >pring  Blood Purifiers.  eclicines  Sasparilla.    Blood  Bitters.    Saline Salts.    Sulphur and  Cream   Tartar   Lozenges.     Spring  Tonics.  Orange Quinine Wine.  A. F. RANKINE  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Mrs. Bethuneleft  on Wednesday.  for Victoria  T. V;. Curtin went out to  pen Grove during the week.  As-  AldyG. Irvine went down  Spence's Bridge on Tuesday.  to  A. L.^. Dingee was in the valley  on business during the week.  Miss'��Mary Priest is now employed jat the Coldwater Hotel.  Mr. and Mrs. Victor Harbord,  of'London, -Eng:r are visiting the  city for a short time.  J. C. Adamson passed  through the city en route to Vancouver on Wednesday.  A number of local people made  up fishing parties for the King's  Bii thdayy Mesdames Kerr and  Boyd and the Misses Seaton and  Messrs Boyd, Chapman, Costigan  Taylor and Smyth made up a party which spent the holiday at  Ten Mile Creek.  The Co-operative Society's - store,;  Fairley Brothers'bakery, J. S.;.Morgan  & Sons, and H.Greig'a office, all are  being painted French grey, with corners  in bronze. These build'ngs are all the  property of J. S. Morgan who has let  the contract for the work to the Pearson  Painting Contracting Firm. The painting of these buildings will greatly improve the appearance of the street; R..  J; McGregor has completed the painting  of the front of the Nicola Valley Meat  Market and has other contracts in  sight. ���  Jack Smith has been busy  breaking a grey filly for Dan  Munro this week.  James Smith of Lower Nicola  was in town during the week.  Charlie  Griffiths is up at the  Loewer* ranch on Ten-mile creek.  L. Hy Weber of Vancouver, arrived here on Tuesday evening.  Miss 011a Standish, matron in  charge of the hospital, left for a  visit to Vancouver on Wednesday, .       ���  *'���; �� .'  Paul Labelle came in from  Douglas Lake during the week.  This is the first visit for some  months past.  Charles Camsell, Dominion  mineralogical surveyor, arrived  here from Tulameen via auto  stage on Wednesday.  R. G. S. Anthony returned  from a business trip to the coast  on Sunday. He states that  there is a great demand for  farms in the valley among people  now resident in Vancouver, and  he expects that several Sales will  be made during the summer to  people of large nieans. He went  down to Ashcroft on Tuesday  and returned to Canford later in  the week.  Frank Jackson drove  from J^icola last Sunday  ing.    J.  down  even-  Burfr' Taggart, of Kamloops,  arrived^ in the city during the  week. "*  J. J. iiane, auditor for the C.  P. R. \yas fn the city during the  week. T  T^-Gr-  Richardson   and  Lawes -wese in   town  -wese  week end.  Howard  for   the  "-'���"J.-.'H:- Jackson  was in -the city on  ing the. week'.  of  Tulameen  business dur-  r   M|r. and Mrs.  William Corkle  , of :Lower Nicola were in town  during" "ihe week.  ,.       .) o   Major E. C. Conant .was in  town f*om Ten-mile Creek during the.-week.  A. E. Collett and his mother-  in-law, Mrs. Smith, of Spence's  Bridge, were in the city during  the week.  Miss Doris McGoran left on  Wednesday evening for, Stump  Lake where she will spend two  weeks as the guest of Mrs.  Palmer.  A large crowd assembled at the  station on Monday afternoon to  bid farewell to Mr. -and Mrs.  Tate, who left to make their home  in Penticton.  Mr. and Mrs. George Riches  left on Sunday's train to go to  Victoria. There Mr.-Riehes will  probably go into the contracting  business.  Mr. Seymour, engineer in  charge of work at the summitt  for the Kettle Valley Railway,  was joined by his wife and family last Sunday evening.  A party of prominent mining  men of the Kootenais arrived here  on Tuesday morning from Kamloops! Among them were J. S. C.  Fraser, of the Bank of Montreal  J. S. Desschamps, J. A^ Campbell, who is largely interested in  the Le Roi mine, E. ,E. Gibson*  of Grand Forks, and C. Gooch and  K.Brown, of Rossiandi The visitors are enthusiastic over the  valley. They left for Tulameen  and Princeton in the evening.  MERRITT GUN CLUB  Harry Priest.and N1.'.'A't.. Patterson,  of the Kettle Valley Rai way, were the  big winners at. the Gun'Club's shoot on  Friday week. '.They eaclTwoh ten dol-  doilars, while Mrl Fowled received the  silver medal for ^ the "day's highest,  average, as well as seven 'dollars in  cash, ; Other sums 'wqpX.yrejre, G. Harrison $6; J.C/ Cpnklin. $5;.'_J. P. Boyd  and C. Graham; $4 each;,.H. Greig ?2;  l'oozan]'and/.McGn\,��'$i'',e(i<!h:. '.'.���..  lstEyentyFoMe.r,,Pa^tterson, Priest,  Loqzan." .'"    '.'._,...' XX )i.   ,    ���'....-,:-..-..  " 2nd'Event���Graliam,^^(Conklih, Priest,  Patterson.     .    ���;.   . "7  .3rdEyentyPrieeit,Harrison, Patterson, McGill..        y   ,   .,  4ih Eyent���Patterspn,; Fowler, Conklin. Greife, _ ,X.    ..  " 5th' Event���Boyd, 'Harrison,   Priest,  Grejgi "    . ���, y ";;"'"'...  .THfere &as ; a small;. ..turnout at the  traps on Tuesday, v Evidently some of  the stiootets got filled up with bargs on  the 24ih ��iid had not recovered. , However, ther| were enough turned but to  shoot i.20 targets.   ...  .7     ; 7,. Shot at   Broke  '"6:'flar^rioii:'....,."..'..V.   25      21  W. Fowler....    25       15  Joe Raskeuriz...: r..     25       10  Loozeri ..,_....-........    25        7  Larson;.^. .......:.    20       16  On Wednesday evening, June 5th,  the first flhoot took'place of a series to  run for tile.,, summer season for the  Dominion Carfcriige Company's trophy  and two br three other prizes which  will be ptit up for the three high guns,  each .niali to shoot 25 targets each  week.  '���������'���"  Rev.ra. James Wagner, 0,M.I.  of Kamloops', was in the city for  the week-end.  Frank Barnes and Sid Mearon  will make the trip over the Coquahalla to Hope in a short time.  :    1 o   J. Taylor, ; of the local branch  of the' Bank of Montreal, will  leave for San Francisco on a trip  njsc't..   ��� onday. ���  ���    _ _;:���o   /Robert Parkinson  was  crushed  be-  =two-coahcars"ih=iNo=4=mine=yesterdayf  He was-removed to the hospital  and is  now doing well.  . Cut out the Reid and Co. coupon arid  use it tp save money.  T. J. Smith, president of the  Diamond Vale Collieries, arrived  here last Saturday night and.left  for the coast again, earlyC this  week. On the morning of his  arrival the thousand, dollar  of Canny Campbell died.,  colt  Mr. and Mrs. Leo Meuller and  son, of Vancouver, arrived heire  on Wednesday./ evening. Mr.  Meuller-will-proeeed-to=the=sum=  mit of the Coquahalla where he  has. some property today. They  uftehdtomake their future home  here.  William Hunter waa..in town during  the week.1    .  , L. Busk reported during, the week  that he had observed what he took. to  be a human body floating in the Nicola  River, near Canford last Sunday. The  speed of the current wag such that all  attempts to recover it were useless.  Mrs. G. H. Tutill and Miss Vair were  at Nicola during the week.  Mrs.- Rankine" and her daughter left  for the east yesterday. Mesdames Ransom, Rogers, Slough, Gay and Reid and  Messrs. Rogers and Rev. J. A. Petrie  were at tne station to bid lier farewell.  Her husband" accompanied her as far  as Spence's Bridge.  Frank Barnes is acting as manager  of the Coldwater hotel during ^the absence bf Murdock'Mclntyre"St'Lillooet.  ,   <?  ��� t i - * -  Mrs. J. A. McDonald, of the Victoria  Rooms, was taken to the hospital dur  ing the week. The exact cause of her  illness is" not known. Three doctors  were in consultation yesterday, and they  have announced that she is progressing  very well. J. Angus McDonald came  up from Lytton upon hearing of her indisposition.  The O. K. Transfer company have  leased the barn of A. Coutlie. They  will conduct"that business in future.  Mr. and Mrs, A. Roberts were in town  from Aspen Grove during the week.  P. Marquardt was in town from Nicola during the week.  Jack Clark came down from-Nicbla on  Wednesday on business.        ;  Mrs. A. N. B.. Rogers leaves'tomorrow for the east. She will spend four  months at her home before returning  here. _,..  Mr. and Mrs. A. E. and Miss Ruby  Howse and E. Durland were visitors.to  the city iast evening.  INDIANS PAID OFF  ARE YOU COOL?'  ICE CftEAlvi  Made only from the purest'cream arid nicely served -at  parlors on Voght St., is just the thing tliis weather.  Buy her a box of our candy.    She's sure to  like it because its the best.  SCHOOL CHILDREN'S HEADQUARTERS.  our  :-- ���'..'-..'... _.    -Shot at  Broke  G. Harrison.....;?.;  ...... 25  21  H. Priest;.........;;>..  .....25  18  W. Fowler...   ..... 25  13  C. Tayldr....;.';.?.  yx.y-i5-  1  FIRST CHINKt DIVORCE  Shanghai, June6.��� Mrs. Tsau  Kau Sze;. the first Chinese woman  ever formally .diyorced by the  courts of the Shanghai foreign  settlement, has just received the  initial payment of. alimony under  the decree.     X\    -7-7- ',:y  "Tsau-Kau, a prosperous native  merchant, originally broughtthe  divorce suit in 'the mixed "court,  a ^ibunal;!(^rged with : the dis:  positiOT^cryilalid criiiiihal cases  between native* reside'ftt$ df the  foreign settlement. He charged  desertion.^ ia ���  Mrs. Tau admitted havipg left  her husband"but said the latter  had made'her life unbearable by  continually holding up his mothei  as a paragbiu/ . "7> X r",  ] P., W. 'Hadll^AmeEican advisor to the native magistrate at the  Mixed court accordingly cut the  matrimonial.'.k'noC ordered Mrs.  Tsau' returned _. to her mother,  gave tfie cliilclrenl to Tsau, and  directed' ithe Matter';; to\ pay $30  "Mex," ^whicif. 'according to  Chinese students" is a large "suhY,  monthly to his,wife.  ���.When he heard the financial  award, Tsau waiited to withdraw  his charge, bu^the^court refused  him permission.'^  During the week the Indians of the  Coldwater reserve, at 'which Victoire is  the chief, received payment for fhe  right of-way taken by the Kettle Valley Railway througa the reserve.-.  ANGLICAN CHURCH  Sunday, June 9th.  Merritt���ll ia.m.  Nicola-^7.30 p.m.  Sunday School.  Nicola���9.30 a. m.  Merritt���2.30 p. m.  J. Thompson,  Vicar.  I- M.  Voght Street  McKIBBEN  Opposite School  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The choicest of Beef, mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, JbJggs and Vegetables.  T, HESLOP, #ro*  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Sunday, June 2, 1912.  2.30 p.m., Sunday School and  Bible class.  Wednesday   evening  7.30 o'clock.  Rev. J. A. ?etrie,  Pastor.  Ice Cceam  ; -r-. -vz.-.z-:       ������'-������; 5riy &���..���. ���_ ',���..':������"���'��� \'"i  Is only  good jWlj^n-the purest  materials'are'used in making it.  -* ..- ---.y ;������   ^fy.^-'--:--z   ;,,-    . .'--5  --At. Ouk d-arlors... ,^r ������  iYou   are   assured   of -getting '���-.���  only the very^st quality,. Try  our ice  creamcand;:youni  be  satisfied.    .-^-.a-*^~- --4. ' '  FAIRLEY BROS.  Bakers and Confectioners.   ^Quilchena Avenue.  from any woodwork, and every such  chimney or flue shall be so constructed  as to admit of its- being easily and  properly cleaned.  3. When a stovepipe passes through  a ceiling or partition the opening for it  shall be at least six inches' larger than  the pipe and the pipe shall be protected  by built in brick .or_cjment, and ' no  stovepipe shall pass through any roof,  window or outside wall. " ���"  4. All pipes from stoves, ovens or  furnaces shall be jointed, stayed and  supported to the satisfaction of the  inspector.    '��� ���   '' - '':-'.'���:���  5.- When in any building any chimney or flue constructed or stovepipe  placed prior to the passing of this Bylaw, shall by the inspector be deemed  nnsafe, the owner or occupant of. such  building shall forthwith remedy the  same and put it in a condition satisfactory to the Inspector.  6. All persons using fire in stoves  shall keep and place under such stoves  a hearth or pan of brick, metal.other incombustible material sufficient to protect the floor, and where any such  stove shall stand within two feet of  any wooden or papered wall such wall  shall be protected with sheet metal or  other incombustible material and to  such an extent as shall afford full protection against fire from such stove.  And the pipes of such stoves shall be  placed at least twelve inches from any  wood or papered wall or ceiling unless  the walls or ceiling are protected by  some incombustible material-to the  satisfaction of the Inspector.  7. Every Chimney must be cleaned  as least once in every six months when  in use, or whenever ordered by the In-  spector, by a person appointed and  licensed by the Council, and stovepipe  holes not in use. must be closed by a  stopper of metal or other incombustible  material; provided always that any  owner, occupant or agent of any property may, upon obtaining the written  consent of the Inspector clean any  chimney belonging to: such property  himself, but such roust, be cleaned  within one week after such consent is  obtained and to the satisfaction of the  Inspector, and the onus of proof; that  such chimney has been cleaned shall be  upon the owner occupant or agent.  8. It shall be unlawful for the owner,  or occupant of any building where fires  are ' kept to allow any hay, straw,  shavings or other combustible material  tp remain in or adjacent to such building except livery stables., carpenter  shops and' manufacturing establish-  mhnts, and in such places, no hay,  straw, or other combustible material  shall be kept within six feet of ari>  stove, chimneytflue or stovepipe.  9. All ^buildings must be supplied  with sufficient ladders to reach' from  the ground to the ridge of the roof, oi  have scuttles with stairs or other approaches to the roof.  L10*. The Council may from 'time" to  time appoint by resolution a chimnej  sweep who shall upon"the request of  the owner, occupant or agent of an>  building, or upon the oider of the Inspector, clean such ch'iinneys within  the City limits,'as he mary be requested or ordered to clean, and shall charge  and collect a sum not exceeding fifty  cents for each chimney, or at the rate  of fifty cents per hour, should it take  longer than one hour to clean any such  chimney, which charge shall be recoverable from either the owner or occupant  in any court of competent jurisdiction.  11. The Inspector shall have the  right to enter any building within the  City at all reasonable hours for the  purpose of inspecting such building  with a view to ascertaining whether  there is any violation of this By-law.  12 If the inspector finds any chimney, flue or stovepipe in or about any  building, in a dangerous condition, or  riot constructed or placed as .required  bp this Bylaw, he shall give notice in  writing to the owner or occupant of  such building- of the.defect therein,  and by such notice require such owner  or occupant to make such alteration as  he shall specify and within sucli reasonable time as he shall appoint.  13. No person shall.within the City  limits.' place, keep or deposit "ashes in  a wooden receptacle ' or within twenty  rive feet of any building, unless the  same  are___coritairied^inya^eppsjtory  Corporation of the City of Merritt  By-Law No. 11.  service  WRIGHT DEAD  Dayton, May 30.���Wilbur  Wright, the famous aviator and  builder of aeroplanes, died of  typhoid fever at his home here  today. The end came qt. 3.14. o'clock this morning. Death followed a slight rally, during which  he took some nourishment. All  the menabers of his family were  at the bedside.  J  "The   City   of   Merritt   Chimney   and  Stovepipe By .law 1912."  WHEREAS it is expedient to pass a  By-law for the prevention of Fires  within the City limits.  Be it therefore enacted by.the Mayor  and Aldermen of the City of Merritt  as follows :��� ���_,������������  1. The Council may, from time to  time appoint by.resolution an Inspector  whose duty it shall be to inspect all  buildings and,.. premises __ contiguous  thereto, within the CitJy "limits, whenever required by thefCouncil so to do,  and to see that the provisions of this  By-law are.carried put.....  2. Every chimney or flue hereafter  built within, the City shall_.be construct  ed of Brick or stone "and good mortar  or of cement concrete, and. shall have  walls at least four finches thick, and  when resting on wopdwbik the chim  ney or flue shall haye'a .base at least  eijght inches deep,' ��nd,' also haVe a  properly, constructed soot pan.  It shall be plastered on the inside  throughout, and where passing through  or along woodwork, on the. outside of  such chimney or flue adjacent to such  woodwork also. The Chimney or flue  shall Le well .secured,..';*ind the top  thereof  shall   be at  least three  feet  tore Sugge  The soft collar to the nian who  something .cools; arid   comfortable  stylish.     .  WHITE; GREY, BLUE and TAN are the  colors, in a full assortment of sizes.  Our washable ties to match will also  appeal to  you.   ������ * PRICES 25 cts.  Last Word  constructed of brick or other incombustible material.  14. No person "shaU use a lighted  candle or open light in any place within the City limits where hay, straw,  gunpowder or other combustible material may be. stored or kept, or in a carpenters or cabinetmakers shop, unless  the same is well secured in a lantern.  15. No person shall keep or have, in  any building within the City at one  time more than fifty pounds of gunpowder or dynamite.  16. In the event of the owner or  occupant,of any building refusing or  neglecting to comply with the provisions of this Bylaw or any order, made  in pursuance thereof, or in the event  of the infraction of this Bylaw by any  other person, such owner, occupant or  person shall upon. summary conviction  before the Mayor, Police Magistrate,  or any Justice of the Peace having  jurisdiction within the City, be liable  to a fine not exceeding twenty five  dollars and costs for each offence, or  to imprisonment for a term not exceeding thirty days or to both, and every  such fine may, with costs, be levied" by  distress of the goods and chattels of the  person so convicted of violation of  this Bylaw.  17. This Bylaw may be cited for all  purposes as the "City of Merritt Chimney and Stovepipe Bylaw, 1912."  Passed by the Municipal Council the  thirteenth day of April, 1912.  Reconsidered and finally passed the  Sixth day of May, 1912.  P. A: REID,:;  Mayor.  HARRY PRIEST.  City Clerk.  ^ Is the Negligee with soft collar attached, which  can be turned in, so that any collar can be"worn  worn with the same shirt. : ������������-���'  fj We. have a good range and "some very tasty  patterns to choose from.  PRICES $1.00 to $2.50.  �����,  Underwear  ���J In the lightest and most durable fabrics for summer. Either two-piece or the combination. Let  us show youMhe [new combination v^jwith the  closed crotch." PRICES $1.00 to $7.00.  r. a. reid & m  Limited  "~        Specialists in  Men's Clothing, Furnishings, Boots and Shoes.  P&'  ���**\  /<^t*      -v ;Axft  p>r.  TL.IYlC'  Annual Picnic, Lower Nicola  July 1st. 1912  Foot Races, Jumping  Games, Etc;  Rigs Will Meet Trains Both Way-si  Come and Have a Good Time.  oldwater Hotel  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURgOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  M. McInTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C  JUST ARRIVED!  Nice Assortment of Tobaccos and Cigars  RUNSWiCK Pool Room  VOGHT ST.  OPPOSITE THE MFRRITT  SUNSHINE    THEATER. IWCUKI1 t  CHAS. J. VANHEAR. Proprietor.  Cutj he Coupon out and then see what  F. A. Reid & Co., will give you for it*  *?  'i   -'!���  : -      . *j^/-t.   ���;

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