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 :r?__.--53rnV-���.Vr-v_������V^^     --i: .\-,.-.r1,-*' .���-_..-,.  T��i-^�����*-'-l*<,"r."-f ���" ���������i��.---.-W "  "-'. -  v- v ' * - " r '-* ���  ���������������'-,  . ��� ._*i.  ���.���*��� .1 . .1.. vti. ���  __ "�����_.__; ���> 7  ,______*___________  ,.��� -_---i  . L _** ������>> 1 ~ '. 3____*J A.  I?--.-,.*-- ^i��"*-!&--_:-��~<5  'in -���- t a~a��-f"MPS-  K*>  Legislative Library April  Vol. 3, No 11  MERRITT, B.C., APRIL 19, 1912  Price 5 Cents  '  M  CLOSE SHAV  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 formany years to come.  We therefore put forth our strongest efforts all the  time to provide what the young man of today demand ��� in  stylish footweary  oe  MA/trt   KCCO  1  Just drop in when you are passing  by. We are only too glad to show  you our lines  -������-'' Yours faithfully,  F. A. ROD & CO.  Specialists in  .-  .   ���    ���__     v_.       y" ;: ;:,^..yy..._.,-.>yv...:-v -,   -���--���-���_,.._.,. ..���,..     __. ,  X "Men's Clothing, Furnishings, Boots and Shoes.  J  Well Known Delivery Man Hurt  in Runaway  Last Monday afternoon shortly after three o'clock William  Brown, employed as delivery-man  for the Diamond Vale Supply co.'  had a narrow escape from death  when he was thrown from his  vehicle at Middlesboro, striking  on his shoulder and the side of  his head. His horse had become  excited and bolted, arid in a heroic effort'to avoid collision with  the wagon of a Chinaman the  democrat in which he was making his usual afternoon delivery  overturned, throwing him out.  The vehicle was undamaged.  Donald Cameron, veterinary  employed by the, Nicola Valley  Coal and Coke company was an  eyewitness of the whole affair  and gave the following succinct  description to the Nicola Valley  News.  "The accident occurred at Mid  dlesboro," he said,   "about ten  past three, in front of the boarding house.  "Brown was  driving  his rig to the  front   and  there  were   two   mule's,    -coming   off  shift at the mines, passing at the  time on the gallop.    They  were  coming from No. 2 mine at full  gallop.     They   scared Brown's  horse and it bolted round to the  left   side  of the    the   boarding  house.    Brown couldn't hold the  animal at all.    And when it. got  to the kitchen a Chinaman's rig  was standing there.    In order to  avoid a further smash-up with  this rig Brown succeeded in pulling his horse's head around, but  in doing so his rig was   carried  over a large pile of ashes which  almost   overturned   it.     Brown  was thrown out striking the side  of JhisrJiead on-Jhe ground."  "I happened to'be a witness of  the incident," Mr. Cameron continued, '' and as soon  as   I saw  the horse bolt I ran towards it,  but it was  impossible   to   avert  the accident.   Brown was thrown  out and lay still.    I  feared   the  worst.    He lay so still I thought  he was dead.    When I   reached  him however he moved  a  little,  but could not   speak.    He   was  foaming slightly at  the   mouth  and I rushed in  and   got   some  brandy.    For some time he could  not speak but   he motioned   for  me as though he wanted  me   to  stay with him.    Word was sent  to the doctor and  Dr. Williams  was soon on the ground and orr  dered him removed to the hospital.    At the-same time word was  sent to Charlie:Graham who was  in town at the time and he rushed out and ordered thatr everything possible: be done   for  the  injured man.   /Brown was removed to the hospital accordingly."  In ithe hospital lit was found  that he had sustained a severe  wrench of the shoulder, but beyond that he was /not seriously  injured. He is now progressing  rapidly towards a complete "recovery. .His parentsfleft for the  old country last week���.  CONSTRUCTION  Work on Re-opening of Road to  Commence at Once  Last Friday evening W. A.  Pattersoh, of the Kettle Valley  Railway Company's engineering  staff, arrived here from Penticton. He lef t on Saturday morning for an inspection of the line  up the Coldwater River to ascertain how much work will have  to be done on it before the work  of ballasting could be resumed.  On Monday he announced that  the winter had not brought down  any serious slides and that a  gang could have the line open  for gravel trains in a few days  Two trains are to be put to work  one taking gravel from the pit  near Coutlee and the other from  the pit about twenty miles up the  road. About seventy men will  be put to work within the next  week, it is expected.  When the line is open  to the  summitt it is expected that a con-  TEACHERS'   CONVENTION  Principle McKenzie of the local schools, expressed himself as  having been very interested in  the various items__.on the��� programme of the Annual Teachers'  Convention which he attended at  Kamloops on the 9th, 10th and  Il of this month.  The Convention, he declared,  was very- successful, over 150  attending, among them being the  Hon. Dr. Young, Minister of Education, D. Robinson, Superintendent of Education and Principle Burns of the Normal, and  the majority of the  School staff.  Owing to an unfortunate coincidence three of the speakers  were called away from the Convention to attend the funeral of  a relative or friend. Principle  Burns had to leave on the fi.st  day of the Convention on account  of the death of his son; Alex.  Robinson was the recipient of a  telegram announcing the death  of his brother which occasioned  his immediate return and a lady  from the Revelstoke school  was  NICOLA VALLEY GENERAL HOSPITAL.  m  I  The Diamond Vale company offers you  the opportunity to purchase a homesite  on^helDsamond^alefieldrsduthiorthr  railway track on easy terms.  Insicle Lots 50x120  =��  BROWN-FRASER  Last   evening at the Merritt  Hotel Rev. J. A. Petrie united in  marriage Mary Leah Brown and  Herbert Sidney   Bower rraser,  the former of New Westminster  and the latter of this city.   The  witnesses were Miss E. M. Jackes  and F. Coffee.     News   of  this  wedding will not be altogether  a surprise to the friends of the  happy   couple   who   knew   that  Curley Fraser was to join the  rank's of the Benedicts, but were  forced to speculate upon the date  and   place.     The bride arrived  here on Wednesday evening from  her  parents   home.     She   is   a  sister of Mrs. Marks, wife of the  proprietor  of  the Home Sweet  Home restaurant. "   o ���-������  tract for a piece of line towards  Princeton will be let, the surveying party to do the final location  work being ready to commence  work as soon as the snow goes.  the  -vvAuinUni-  STAGE=  50x120  CHINAMAN DIES ON TRAIN  Last Monday afternoon just before the train reached this city  from Nicola Chung Wing, a Chinaman, expired.   Chung was being brought frflm. the lake city to  the hospital, stiffening from an  attack of double pneumonia   Dr.  Tutill   had   been   summoned to  Nicola in the morning and after  examination had diagnosed his  disease and ordered his immediate removal to the hospital, but  he passed away before the train  reached=Merritt.-=rThe doctor-was  at the station to meet the train  recalled by wire   to attend  funeral of a fellow-teacher.  The meetings, with the exception of an impromptu dance in  the Opera House, which took the  place of an address by one of the  unavoidably absent pedagogues,  were held in St. Andrews Presbyterian Hall which was taxed to  its utmost capacity.  The Hon. Dr. Young gave an  exceedingly interesting address  in which he described the plans  for the University of'British Columbia and gave a brief sketch of  the scope of the proposed curriculum; he also stated that if land  values continue to increase as  they had done in the pasr, the  University site would in a specified number of years be worth,  at a conservative estimate,   over  mi ,   . ...        ���      ��n wre oiouuu   w  uiecL  mt;   trail  formed him that he thought his  if you pay cash we will reduce these  prices 10 percent.  TITLE GUARANTEED  See  at the Diamond Vale Supply Co.  tenders for the establishment of  a mail route between Coalmont  and this city by which there will  Be a triweekly mail service established. The distance is approximately 55 miles. Mails will leave  Coalmont on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and returning  leave Merritt on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. This service should become effective  about the first of.June. The stage  to make the trips required by the  contract, will have to leave Coalmont and this city at six o'clock  in the morning.  ��ca����giainv�� ��e__________u_o ,  f  BUILD SPUR NEXT WEEK  Mr. Freeman, engineer for the  Canadian Pacific Railway Com _  pany, was in the city yesterday  and conferred with George Riches in regard to putting in the  spur track to the Merritt Lurm  ber Yard and the Vancouver^  Lumber Company's yard. He  arranged for Riches to commence  the grading next week. George  Riches graded the ground for  the construction of the spur into  the new freight shed and it is  for this reason that the new contract lias been awarded to him.  patient was dead Dr. Tutill made  an examination which was confirmatory. He then ordered the  body removed to the undertaker.  N., J. Barwick took charge of  the body and prepared it for burial. Chung Wing was a Chinese  Free Mason, having joined the  order about ten months ago. He  was employed at Nicola terminus  as a car washer. At the time of  his death he was about thirty  years of age. He was born in  Fut Shan, a large city near Canton, in Canton province, China.  Deceased was well liked by those  with whom he came in contact in  the discharge of his duties. The  body was interred here on Thursday afternoon at three o'clock.  $30.0007000 thus making it^the  most richly endowed university  in the world.  Many other interesting addresses were delivered and, despite the sad coincidence before  mentioned, it is unanimously declared to have been one of the  most successful conventions of  provincial teachers held in recent years.  Hon. Dr. Young  to Officially Open  New Building Tomorrow Morning  During the week a committee  consisting of A.  W.  Strickland,  A.   N,   B.  Rogers and Aid.  A.  Jackson have bren busy preparing for the official opening of the  Nicola Valley  General  Hospital  by Hon. Dr. Young, minister for  education and chief secretary of  the province, under whose con-  Normal. trol the various hospitals in British Columbia are placed.    The occasion will be made a half holiday by the merchants of the city  and a large  number of residents  of the upper and lower valley are  expected to be here for the event.  The   committee  have   decided  upon a parade from the Coldwater hotel, at which the distinguished party will stay while here,  which will be headed by the band  the minister and -Mr.   Lucas accompanied by Mayor F. A. Reid  and  President   Graham   of   the  hospital  board immediately fol- '  lowing.    These will be followed  by the city council and President  Cleasby, of the board of school'  trustees,  and G.   B.  Armstrong  and G. F. Ransom, president and  secretary   respectively    of    the  board of trade.    School Trustee  F.   S.   G^y is    expected   to   be  back from   Vancouver   to   take  part, though he may arrive here  tonight.    Mrs. Gay, presidentof  die ladies auxiliary   with  other  .nembers  of  the  auxiliary   'will  entertain Mrs.   Young and Mrs.  Lucas.      Alderman   Irvine   will  not be back from Spence's Bridge  but it is expected that Aldermen  Crawford. John, Cowley, Gordon -  Jackson   and -J. S. Morgan wiil  take part inthe procession,   v ,  Mr. Young has been particularly generou^jn dealing.with the,-  new     hospital,   having- b^   hisv  readiness to further the project-  in any way in no small measure  contributed to its early opening.  At the school President Cleasby, of the school trustees,  will.  extend a welcome to the   party <���><  and Dr.   Young will   no   doubt  have something to say of interest  to all.  Hon.   Dr.   Young,   will   arrive  here  this  evening accompanied by his wife  and   private   secretary and  Mr. Alex ���  Lucas.  To-morrow will be a busy day for him'   ���  and no formal reception will  be  held,  though he may attend the dance of the  football club this evening. .  To-morrow  morning at  ten" o'clock  the   minister's   party   will , leave   the  Coldwater Hotel and drive to the. new  school building.    The   procession   will  be headed by the City Band,   following ���  which will be the  minister,   the  mem-,  ber for Yale and chairman  of the hospital board and the mayor.    Following  this carriage will be   others   in   which .  the aldermen,   school   trustees,   mem-'  bers of the Board of Trade, the magistrate and other public officials will ride.-  At the school the party will be received and Dr. Young will -formally  open-theTiewbuilding:  FOOTBALL CLUB DANCE  , . The Dance of the  Merritt  Football  Club' which will be' held in Central Hall  t^iis evening will in all  probability  be  hjonored by the presence of   the   Hon.  DjrV Young, minister for education and  Mr.   Alex Lucas who     arrived   here  tonight.   Already a great deal of success has attended the  sale  of tickets  and there is every indication  that the  dance will  be a particularly enjoyable  one.  Captain Turner, D. S. O., J. P.  was a visitor to the city during  the week.  . o  ���   ���  GUN CLUB MOVES TRAP  The members of the gun club have  moved their trap and equipment to the  rear of the Merritt Hotel where it Is  now within easy walking distance of  any part of the city. On Wednesday  afternoon a number of members tried  theia skill with gratifying results. The  club is proving very popular and there  is already a large membership roll.  Following are Wednesday's scores;  From the schools the party proceeds -  to the hospital where the president and  directors will welcome him.   Then will  follow the official inspection of the new��  building.  Mrs. Young will go to the hospital  earlier in the morning as the guest of'  the Ladies Auxiliary, who wil! entertain her at luncheon with the matron.  After the  official  inspection  at the  hospital Dr. Young and Mr. Lucas will  return to the  Coldwater hotel   where -  they will be entertained at luncheon.  WATER NOTICES  Elsewhere in these columns will  be found further advertisement  by the government of the necessity to apply for what is tantamount for a requisition for' hew  water records to be filed on  creeks and rivers in Yale district''".  ,   Name  Shot  Broke  A. F, Rankine  20  15  H. Priest  45  25  H. Greig  50  24  Fowler ��� ���  5  4  P. Boyd  40  25  F. Harrison  35  21'  G. McGruther  50  16  P.. Ransom  20  13  There is to be another shoot on Sunday morning and a large attendance is  looked forward to.  TO BUILD CITY HALL  The council this week decided  to call for tenders for the erection of the City Hall according to!  plans prepared by S. B. Birds of  Vancouver. Tenders must be in  not later than six o'clock on the  last day of this month. The ad*  vertisrment of the city which appears elsewhere in these columns  will give all necessary information to intending bidders. ^Bg^^s^^&aa&ai!!iffi^s��i^agfg!TO  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday. April 19,  1912  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription ?2.00 a year in  advance  Six months $1.00   J. W. ELLIS        -----      Manager  Ome dollar per inch per month far regular advertising.   Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  ^jjir*.   *5.00 for 30 day8.  :'>' Classified advertising 10 words for 25 cents  ���xtra-words 2 cents.  Special rates  furnished for large contract ad  Yerttainj?.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt. BC.  Phone 25.  ��5 THE WRECK OF THE TITANIC  "S. 0. S." Rapped out by the  receiver of the wireless operator  on many ships last Sunday night  were the first notes of the greatest tragedy in the history of  T r a n s - A11 a n t i c navigation.  Travelling at twenty-two knots,  nearly twenty six miles per hour,  the White Star Liner Titanic, the|  masterpiece of marine architects  struck what is believed to have  been a submerged iceberg. Even  her safety bulkheads did not  save her, the enormous momentum of forty six thousand tons of  steel and iron was too great to  be overcome and four hours later  the ship with twelve hundred  souls had gone to the Port of  Missing Ships.  .  Of 2170 passengers only  886  were    saved   by   the   steamers  which had rushed to the scene on  receiving the ocean's most desperate cry.    *'S.   O.   S." spelled  ruin,  wrecked   homes,   families  bereaved and added another page  to the book  of heroism  of the  sea.    Millionaires and poor men  stcod aside together in the level  of the catastrophe,  quietly consenting that the first chance of  life should be given to the women  and children.    They had not even  the organization of discipline to  assist them as had the men in the  wreck of the,Camperdown.   Each  made his own decision, and it was  the same in each case.      They  chose   the    supreme    chivalry.  What  hopes   they  had.    What  visions   they   saw   counted   for  naught when.they had to choose  " between death and the safety of  the; women.'     It thrills one to  know that in the hour of their  test over a thousand men instinctively made an heroic choice.  The query which was brought  about by the fact that so few  were saved, as to the number of  lifeboats the ship carried has  been" answered by the company.  She had twenty. These were  entirely inadequate for the number of passengers she carried,  and it is very probable that the  British Board of Trade will immediately revise the laws dealing  with boat equipment. It was  thought that inasmuch as she  had safety bulkheads she could  not be sunk, but the ocean has  ever, new menaces to throw in  the -way of naval architects, and  henceforth there can be no dependence placed upon bulkheads.  .A great tragedy has been en-  actiedl but greater heroism has  been revealed.  great cost of labor and sacrifice.  While making this declaration of  independence the Premier insists  that the policy of this province  rightly understood does not come  into conflict with Canadian or  imperial interests. We may understand that if there are any  doubts on this subject to be  eleared up at Downing Street  the British Columbia doctrine  will be clearly expounded there  within the next two month.  The right which British Coir  umbia people have to make large  claims for the natural wealth  and immense possibilities of the  province involves an obligation  that the peeble as organized into  a government should show their  own faith by large investment in  the development of the country.  The leader of the government is  able to show here and elsewhere  that the province has not been  timid or backward in . giving  proofs of the faith of the people.  A good beginning has been made  in railway and highway construction in the creation of a university and other directions. The  enterprises that have been undertaken or authorized are the  strongest evidence of the greatness of the faith of the people in  themselves and their country.  But Mr. McBride points out that  these are but the beginnings of  such undertakings.  Mingling exhortation with co-  mendation, Mr. McBride speaks  well of the municipal admistra-  tion, but asks for a larger public  interest in city and municipal  government, commends the  work of the Boards of Trade,  Chambers of Commerce and the  various clubs that stimulate local  public interest, while asking  that these organizations receive  more general support; praises the  press of the coast while urging  the newspaper men to greater  accuracy, a serious regard for  the good name of the province  and a more rigid censorship.  These are all wholesome councils.  Major-Genera] Frederick D. Grant  Son of Famous   General, Died  Suddenly at an Early Hour  New York, April 18.��� Major-  General Frederick D. Grant, son  of the famous general of the  Civil War and himself commander of the East, died at the Hotel  Buckingham in this city about  12.30 o'clock Friday morning.  The following statement was  made at one o'clock by General  Grant's attending physicians,  Drs. Abbey and Bench:  "General Frederic D. Grant  died suddenly of heart failure  without premonition at the Buckingham Hotel, at midnight last  night, after retiring at 11 o'clock  apparently in better condition  than for several weeks. He had  returned from his recent trip  much improved and looking remarkably well and vigorous. His  condition since his return had  given no special anxiety to his  physicians who had been with  him during the afternoon and his  physician also had been with him  during the afternoon and congratulated him on his good health.  He expressed himself as feeling  rejoiced at his renewed strength.  "General Grant had been suffering from diabetes, and the attendant digestive disturbances,  which seemed, however, ...to be  perfectly under control.  "This sudden, fatal termination  came as a great surprise. His  wife and nurse were with him at  the time and the physicians who  were called at once found the  heart had stopped instantly."  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"2ndB. C. Horse.  cah mean but one thing���that  the service it renders its customers makes for permanent  business relations.  with more than 55 years of continuous growth and satisfactory  service", invites  Savings and Bustness  Accounts  CAPITAL     -    -   -  REST. .-. - .-   -   :  -   -     $4,608,050  -   -   -   5,608,050  Incorporated 1855.  100 Branches in Canada.  MERRITT BRANCH  A. H.  B. ROGERS,  - -    MANAGER  _   J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong'w Store  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barruteraad Solicitor.  . .  _. Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  B. C'S RESPONSIBILITIES  GOAL PROSPECTOR'S SUIT  Methods of coal prospecting in  Omineca were   brought   to   the  front in an action heard in  the  County Court before Judge Mclnnes on Tuesday morning.   The  action was   brought   by  Robert  Sparrow and E. Nicholson,   prospectors,   against   T. J.   Beatty  ! and C. N. Booth to recover payment on promissory notes of $300  which they allege   the   defendants had agreed to pay them for  service in staking coal claims in  Omineca.      The. defendants   it  was alleged, had promised to pay  each of the plaintiffs   $400   and  each had received $100  in  cash  and a note for the rest, but final  payment was refused.  The plaintiffs stated that the  reason payment on the notes had  been refused was because samples of coal brought down by the  plaintiffs proved not to have been  taken from the land they staked  at all, but from that of the National Financial Company, ten  miles away, Defendant Beatty  said that on the strength of this  he had made representations and  gone to the expense of advertising the coal lands in a manner  which he could not substantiate,  and for this he put in a counter  claimr^" . ~  THE ROOSEVELT CAMPAIGN  Colonel Roosevelt is conducting  his campaign in a fashion that  may make.his nomination disasT  troiis if he should carry the convention. The offensive and superior way. in which he speaks of  the President of the United States  who is still the leading personage  in the Republican party, and the  bullying tone which he adopts  toward all persons who do not  accept his doctrines, are calculated to make fierce enimies, even  if they please certain groups of  friends. It is quite possible that  when the National Convention  opens no candidate for nomination will be found on the first  ballot to have the required majority. The nomination will go  to the aspirant who may be the  second choice of delegates failing  to nominate their own man. The  tone of Colonel Roosevelt's  speeches does not invite such  compromise in his favor. After  what has been said, friends of  President Taft would not be disposed to support Colonel Rooser!  velt for nomination, even if they  could not nominate their own  leader. Or if Colonel Roosevelt  should be chosen as the Republican candidate for the presidency he is rapidly bringing large  numbers of Republicans to a  frame of mind in which they  would prefer to vote for a Democrat.  -  Knight-J.7<iarroch,  C. C.  K. OF P.  Nicola Valley  Lodge ��� No. 46,  meets in _;. Reid's  Hall every Wednesday night at 8  p. m. All visiting,  brethren are cordially invited to'  attend.  Knight R. Hebron  ,   K. R. S.  Corporation of the City of Merritt  Tenders Called For  Tenders are asked for the construction  of a combined Municipal Hall, and Fire  Hall, Plans and Specifications can be  seen at the Office of the City Clerk.  Tenders must be accompanied by a  certified cheque for ten per cent of the  amount of tender to be held as Contract forfeit in case of non completion  of said Contract. Tenders must be in  by 6 p. m. on April 30th, 1912. Deposit  Will be returned to unsuccessful tenderers.  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 breth-  renc ordially " in  vited to attend.  Geo. L. Murray C. R.  H. H. Matthews, Sec.  A.F.& A M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  R eid's H;all  th e second  Tuesdayof each  month at 8 p.  m. Sojourning brothers cordially invited.  S. J. .Solomon Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  The plaintiffs swore that they  hae staked 50 sections of coal  lands and the samples from the  land of the National Finance Co..  belong to the same seams that  underly this and similar lands in  that part of the country.  Judge Mclnnes reserved judgement. C. M. Woodworth appeared for the plaintiff and R.R.  Maitland for the defendants. ���  Victoria Rooms  McDonald Block  The Premier's Canadian Club  address:was an excellent effort  to stir up the minds of the audience by. way of remembrance.  R.< McBride has had many occasions to explain how he and his  colleagues have met the obligations belonging to their positions. <  Yesterday he dealt with the  responsibility of the Province to-  Ward the Dominion and the Empire, and incidentaly with obligation of citizens toward the Province;This a lesson which the  first minister has earned a right  to enforce upon his native province and fellow-countrymen.  The Premier has always insisted upon the duty of this province  to take an interest  in   its   own  protection and the defence of the  Empire.   This part  of  his   ad-  dres was the most emphatic and  impressive, and seemed to evoke  the   most   emphatic   response,  though there was no divided op-  ion on the question   of  keeping  British Columbia a white man's  country.    There is no tone or  suggestion of apology in the Premier's   declaration  that British  Columbia has the  right   to say  what kind of people shall be allowed to form the community she  is csfabJishirg en this  cc����t atOo.,Ht.OB*u��rihes,on*,  H. R. H. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S., B.C.L.S  Christie & Dawson  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, BC.  Branch       .-..      Ashcroft, B. C.  Quilchena Ave  Finest Furnished Modern Rooms in the  City.  All outside rooms and well lighted by  electricity.  For rent by day week   r month.  MRS.  j. a. Mcdonald  Proprietress.  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets and Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merritt  TRIP THROUGH NORTHLAND  Dawson, Y. T., April 18.���  Bishop Stringer, of the Church  of England, left Dawson yesterday for a rapid seven thousand  mile mission tour in which he  will cover half of the Dominion  in one of the greatest marathons  ever taken in Canada. The bishop goes via the Wheeler-Concord  stage by the overland road from  Dawson to Whitehorse, thence by  train to Skagway, and steamer  to Vancouver; from that city taking train again to Edmonton. -  From Edmonton ho will go to  Athabaska Landing, V.-Jeayihg.  there about the middle of May on  the Hudson Bay steamer for a  trip a thousand miles down the  Mackenzie river to Port Macpherson and the Arctic coast, visiting  the missions en route. Prom  there he will-proceed over. the  divide down the Porcupine river,  and up the Yukon home to Dawson. He expects to be back about the middle of the summer.  Needless Waste  Of time and energy can be avoided  by the use of our Classified Want  Adi. Time and energy represent  good dollars in this age. Do not exhaust them in an .aimless search fox  good hclfK "Use our Want Ads. and  the help will come to you.  .   0.��jl��|M.rt MW __ _L W M*W��  ���noanaawaa  Electric Restorer for Men  PhOSDhonol restores every nerve in the body  K to its proper tension; restores  vim and vitality. Premature decay and all sexual  weakness averted at once. Phosphonol will  i-<ake you a new man. Price $3 a box. or two for  85.   Mailed to any address.   SheScoboU Drug  B. C. HORSE  Squadron Orders No. 2.  By Major H. H. Matthews. O.  C. "D" 2nd B.C.H.  Drill.  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  - in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments.      Prices    are  right.  FOR  G  Hardy, Healthy. Heavy Layers  are the birds you want.  Our Rose-comb White Leghorns are  all this. Our first incubation showed  great fertility of eggs this season.  Order at once if you want sittings of  eggs.    $3.00 for 15.  Willow Grange Farm  CANPORD, B. C.  For the man who  RODE THE GOAT  In R'ngs, Pins, Buttons, Cuff-links and Charms. We have  a well assorted stock for the following Societies: ��� Masons,  Knights of Pythias, Orangemen, Oddfellows etc. We have  them in Solid Gold and Gold Filled and it is up to every  member of any Society to'advertise his Lodge by wearing  the badge thereof. " ...���-..���  Call and see our Selection.  SIMPSON & GRANNA  JEWELERS.  Open Day and Night  ii  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  Established 1817. Head Off ce    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   TRAN 5 All 11>  BRANCHES IN NICOLA" VALLEY  MERRITT NICOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.      Nicola Agency open on Tuesdays and Fridays only.  r  "\  Plumbing  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP��� Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  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.  MERRITT and NICOLA.  CANADIAN  Western Lines  West of Revelstoke  Train leaves 13.05 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.15.  Tickets on sale'to'all points  Canada"_and_i 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  J  The  Squadron    will    parade Nicola  N. J. BARWICK  Merritt  P. H. PUPEER  Agent - Merrill, B. C.  Or write to   .  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  M illinery  Fancy Goods  MISS Mae MARRIOTT  Specialist in Ladies' Accessories.  Exclusie agent for D & 'A Corsets.  Merritt Townsite Offices. Voght Street  One Way to Reduce  High Living Costs  is to biiid a h >me 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  whan 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 anil 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 Dretty proud of "Mommer  and Daddy." When you'ic 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  K. TRANSFER  FOR LIVERY, EXPRESS^ DRAY WORK  WE CAN MOVE  YOUR  PIANO.   HOUSEHOLD  FURNITURE OR  YOUR   HOUSE. CONTRACT WORK A SPECIALTY  WOOD FOR SALE  GEO.   RICHES'    OLD    STAND  COUTLEE AVENUE -        REAR DIAMOND VALE  STORE  erritt   '���Under~riew-managemerit���and^manyMmproved facilities.���������  More accommodation and of-the best.  In every department we aim to please, and' we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL TRADEJA SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors:Always in Stock.  GEO. McGRUTHER, Prop.  Merritt. B. C.  sasEEsesHHsai  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.    -       -     Spacious Rooms.  Excellent: accommodation.    -   Well lighted ll_eul< il.  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Special  attention   to  commercia|_!trade.  Rates $1.50 per day.    Special Rates by the month  ANDREW HOGGAN  PROPRIETOR  Kwaaamagwi \- ��^r.-i.-\ ���.:_���$_��-__���������_.-  *-i-'*~--j3=*i~*ias jyi.--  ~->"��_ . ���- -_= "31." ^-"="_'.='"j.a_rs.'  _*_���-.-_���. ��__t i  &,-^.---. f>-  rjfcbJ  nT -Jfim.���m  .��.- - -,,_�� t_i-i^���  . *.- -r-i*?-..\ps-.n . ..  I'm       ~ ii- ---i-i"���r.n.'i1- -rilVn -'-  ���-��� ----* ���������>������-�����-���=' ��� "���  '..   *    ..Hi. *_____.  __���___________.____  ������s.i-,-c,ei.>-,-,  ____ ii___________j  i  *J "A. ��.��   "A'_  -  r "^  - - I    -       l"^i-  -.4^2   TV   -  -oy�� ��(���=���   ���ui*.  l.v. .��*:_.."  '^3K  Friday, April 19, 1912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  '?�����  hV_f  '_K  -:  VANCOUVER HORSE SHOW  The fifth annual Vancouver  Horse Show, which will be held  next week, from April 22nd to  27th inclusive, will be the best  event of its kind held oh the Pacific Coast. It will be opened by  the Lieutenant-Governor on Monday, and at the gala opening it is  expected that several of the Cabinet ministers will be present.  The best horses of Vancouver,  Calgary, Spokane, Seattle and  Portland will be exhibited. Such  well known horsemen as Andrew  Laidlaw, J. D. Farrell, T. J.  Smith, Oscar Hubery Henry L.  Corbett and others will have new  exhibits, both classy and costly.  T. J. Smith, in addition to his  well known string, will show for  the first time Aranya, a hackney  mare, and the Earl of Ballinas-  loe, an Irish hunter, both big  prize winners in the old country.  F. C. Lowes, of Calgary, has two  fine animals, recently purchased  in New York. Henry Corbett is  a multi-millionaire and his horses  are among the finest in Portland.  He will bring several to Vancouver. Arthur Doyle lately brought  out several Irish hunters, which  will be shown next week. Sam-  uelMaClay also has two fine Irish hunters lately imported.  Otner Vancouver men, Alex Gibson, Charles Parker, William Mc-  Gillvray and Mr. Morriss, who  lately bought some fine racers in  California, will place them in the  show. Alex. Gibson's Era is  counted as one of the best racing  mares of Southern California,  and he recently refused an offer  of $8,000 for her.  Championship trophies have  been offered in each class and it  will be a pretty sight when the  first and second prize winners  come together in the final. The  ���Duke of Connaught's cup will be  offered as championship in the  heavy draught class, and some  fine animals will be shown in this  competition.  The interest taken in Vancouver's big string event is shown  by the many entries from outside  points, and there promises to be  a large   attendance   of   visitors  from Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane,  Portland, Victoria aud Calgary.  Humphrey Baynes of Kamloops  has several entries.  .   Fine horses have always been  exhibited in the Vancouver show  but this year they will surpass  all others.    Competition, among  horsemen is getting keener, and  the latest  acquisitions   are   all  prize winners of the very first  quality.    The judges   will  have  their work cut out for them in  awarding the blue ribbons.  sunset, especially towards the  south. When slow vibrations  are used, it can be transmitted  further in the day. It is believed that these curious effects are  due to the so-called ultra-violet  rays of the sun, the theory being  that these ray3 are a powerful  factor in the energy of the Hertzian waves.  FENIAN RAID VETERANS  There will, perhaps, be no serious objections advanced in any  quarter to the proposed grant of  a hundred dollars to each of the  veterans of the Fenian raid "including those who saw active service and those who were on the  home guard," though perhaps  there is nowhere to be found a  precedent for according to those  who remained quietly at home an  equal share in the honors bestowed on those who actually participated in the fray. That this recognition of "loyalty and bravery', is somewhat belated, will  probably strike the popular mind.  It is forty-six years since the  incident which is thus to be commemorated took place, and governments have risen and fallen  ever since confederation without  considering it necessary to record theirs admiration in any  substantial form of the heroism  of the Ridgeway defenders.���  Vancouver Sun.  Department of Lands  WATER RIGHTS BRANCH  Fire Insurance Company  Founded under   the  Farmer's  Institute ten years.  Cheapest Rates in B. C.   on all  farm property.  Sound.     Safe.     Reliable.  for rates apply to  R. WHITAKER, Agent.  Lower Nicola.  Stores      $16 a thousand  Farm Property   $4 a thousand  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliable French regulator; never fails. These  pills are exceedingly powerful in regulating tho  generative portion of the female system. Refuse  all cheap imitations. Dr. de "Van's are sold at  15 a box, or three ior * 10. Mailed to any address.  Th. Bcobell Drug Co., St. Catharines, Ont.  In the matter of the Board of Investigation created by Part III of the  "Wafer Act" for the determination  of water rights existing on the 12th  day of March, 1909; and in the matter  of the following creeks in the Yale  Water District.  Bear creek.  Bromley creek.  Boulder creek. ,  Butter creek.  Cedar creek.  Collins Gulch stream.  Collins creek.  China creek.  Coldwater river.  Copper creek.  Cambie river.  Chuwanten creek.  Depot creek.  Dolly Varden creek.  Deep Gulch creek.  Eagle creek.  Elliott creek.      o        ���  Four-mile creek.  Friday creek.  Findlay creek.  Granite creek.  Kelly creek.  Klesilkwa creek.  King creek.  Muddy creek.  Maselpanie creek.  McCullock creek.  Nine-mile creek.  Nepopekum creek.  Otter 1 ake.  Otter creek.  Otter creek, West Fork.  Otter creek, South Fork of West Fork.  Pasaytan creek.  Roche river.  Siska creek.  Slate creek.  Six-mile creek.  Smith creek. c  Saturday creek.  Skagit river.  Skagit river, Upper.   ..,-.���-  Skaist creek.  Summitt creek.  Stevenson creek.  Small creek.  Speous creek. ���-���  Sunday creek.     .  Tulameen river.  Thirty-three-mile creek.  Ten-mile creek.  Voght creek.  Whipsaw creek.  - Ward creek.  Unnamed creek on wagon road one  mile east of Granite creek P. 6.  An unnamed spring flowing out of a  small lake situated about 100 yards  from the south of Lot 157.  Creek heading on Rabbitt Mountain,  Tulameen, and all unnamed springs,  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 directed to forward on or before the 27th  day of May, 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 the said Act as amended.  Printed forms for such memorandum  (Form No. 19) can' be obtained from  any of the water recorders in the province.  The said Board of Investigation will  then proceed to tabulate such claims.  After the claims have teen 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 9th day of April, 1912.  By order of the Board of Investigation.  J. F. ARMSTRONG,  Acting-Comptroller of Water Rights.  Corporation of the City of Merritt.  Public    Notice  WATER-WORKS BY-LAW, 1912 being a By-law to raise $40,000 o  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 waterworks system for the City of Merritt.  ELECTRIC UGHT BY-LAW. 1912, being a by  law 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.  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 undor my hand at Merritt,   B.  C:, this tenth day of April. 1912  HARRY PRIEST  Returning Officer.  chains to point tff commencement containing 640 acres more or less.  LOUIS H. WEBER  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  January 31st. 1912 8-12  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  eorner of Lot 613, near Coldwater River, thence north 40 chaihs, thenca east  40 chains, thehce 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, Sarch 12th 1912. 6-15  SCHOOL SITE 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 $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  Yale Land District District of Yale  Take notice that Louis H. Weber, of  Vancouver, B. . intends to apply to  the Minister of Lands for a licence to  prospect for coal and petroleum over  and under the followingdescribed lands  No 1. Commencing at a post planted at  the north-east corner of Lot 325; thence  south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,  thence north 80 chains, thence east 80  chains to point of commencement containing 640' acres more or less.  LOUIS H. WEBER  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  January 31st, 1912   . 8-12  Yale Land District District of Yale  Take notice that Louis H. Websr, 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  south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence north 80 chains, thence west 80  chains to point of commencement containing 640 acres more or less.  LOUIS H. WEBER  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  January 31st 1912 8-12  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  Yale Land District District oj Yale  Take notice that Louis H. Weber, of  Vanconver, B. C, intends to apply to  the Minister of Lands for a licence to  prospect for co:'l 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, thence west 80 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence east 80  chains to point of commencement containing 640 acres more or less.  LOUIS H. WEBER  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  January 31st, 1912. 8-12  Yale Land District        District of Yale  Take-notice that'Louis H. Weber, of  Vancouver, B C. Intends to apply to  the Minister of -Lancjs.for a licence to  prospect for coal and. petroleum over  and under thie followingdescribed lands  No.2. Commencing at_a post planted at  the north-west corner of Lot 326 thence  south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence north 80 chains  thence west 80  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 liceme to  prospect for coal and petroleum over  and under the following described lands  j No.5. Commencing at a post planted at  the north-east corner of Lot329, 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  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory; the Northwest Territories and iii 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.1, and in unsurveyed  territory the tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchant  able output of the mine at the rate of  five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal rr.ined - 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 avail- ���  able surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of rhe Interior.  N.B.���Unauthorised   publication   of  this advertisement will not be paid .for.  Provincial Elections Act  ROSS' LONG TUNNEL  A month earlier than was expected the big tunnel, commonly  known as Ross' Long Tunnel,  was opened up from end to end.  The heading was completed after a great race by the station  men and now they are racing  again to finish up the bench. It  was on the first day of March  that the shot was put off that let  day light pass through the 2,100  feet of gumbo.  {In another couple of months or  less the whole works will have  been finished and the men gone.  T|_,yfflM*'n'Vf__T 1WT**    Pnaa.liga    arirna . rvf  his teams hauling supplies out to  his new camp beyond the Bulk-  ley Summitt, and in a short time  he intends putting on all his  horses���ten four horse teams���  and get enough supplies on the  ground to last until June when  the roads will be in good shape  for wheels again. His camp  buildings are completed and the  right of way will be cleaned up  for thoae ten miles in good shape  , Mr. Ross expects to leave in a  few weeks to spend a short time  oh his ranch and get things started there for the spring.���Omineca Herald.  YALE ELECTORAL   DISTRICT  Take notice that I have received objections in writing to the retention of  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  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:���  are  No.  Name  Place  WIRELESS AND ECLIPSE  A series of noteworthy experiments in wireless telegraphy are  to be tried in Paris on April 23rd  during an eclipse of the sun,  which will obscure four-fifths of  the sun's rays. It has been noticed that the distance over which  wireless messages can be dispatched varies greatly according to  the time of day and the direction.  A message by rapid vibrations  which will not carry more than  700 in the day, can be sent more  than three times that distance at  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-Kemy  Nicola   1223 Weir, Frank Percival  Nicola  19 Anderson, James  Ashcroft  36 Armstrong, Thomas Leslie  Venables Valley  43 Bales, Haden Herbert  Boston Flat, Ashcroft  50 Bailhe, 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  Ashcroft  336 Farquhar, James  Ashcroft  341 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 McGrath, James    Spences Bridge  836 McLeod, Samuel N...  Ashcroft  837 McLeod,   Archie....  Ashcroft  920 Philips, William  Ashcroft  938 Propst, H. L  Ashcroft  1000 Ross. Herbert F   Spences Bridge  1014 Sanford, John S  Ashcroft  1024 Seal, John  Ashcroft  1061 Smith, Arthur C.  ....  Ashcroft  1080 Smith, Robert C ." Spences Bridge  1109 Stirtan, Josiah W  Ashcroft  1111 Rtorkey, George V  Ashcroft  1153 Thomas, Ernest'F   Ashcroft  1194 Wall, James H  Ashrroft  1275 Young, James Oliver  Ashcroft  The rollowing persons are reported deceased:���  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 he convinced.  No.  Name  Place  711 Murchison, Jas.   William ,.. Nicola Lake  927 Pooley. James  Nicola Lake  1259 Winnv, Reginald Harry.  Nicola Lake  88 Perubo. Poter  Ashcroft   '  498 Holtom,   William  Ashcroft  1150 Thomas, Abraham  Walhachi.i  Mien'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.  V&IC  Limited .=   *_?_'.,-,-��.--.:���_,.'-������  v-   ���-   ni��-      .  j   �� _r_ -.    .   ���       _v.  i i-i_��. -   ���   �� ���  ���.���_���    ���"_  t._|B      _���____!   ��__*__��^.  -wfr--        '.*������*�����   �����    -^r *i��  . ,       **-r*v.-   .  3=.V=  ^i��teA^��-.r��M..3h^5^ **��<���.���.��.*.�� ���*   ?��u.^_ C'..^w^..tJU-��TygM^JM!'j-i-J'-^^^t>J--.-i��.'"V*-^aagr'>~'.- '."i wju . ji.1* a. j i. nt J.^u.^^ .AJt^v. ftrf<_r..Jo-"?^ .f.,tir_n,>,_n'iiAi_ni..nVrr�� Jr.t.li���-^ -*a��iAt.jii.iii^uj..Ji... ��� ...<,.,>���.���.�� . ia...^-s. ��������������, ^  ��� A -~     I   "    '__,-_ .V    ... -J���. "   .      . ~U.V.   -.- _ 1    1.   - i      _fl"  i,si!T-. ��f ;*  ��� - 1. ��� *,_*-*�������        1 *_y     it ���* -*-_�����*___"**   "      lfc C��_T^"     ���    I  ^H.m.   _   ._ m ��   _.    ��� _p.      .   jU.   ,_i ____.   j_ _. ' _       ji.       .��� ���..>... Tfc -     - . . ��� ____���___���      _������___���   _���  JJ_���__i ^ip^ -.-...**-|t r-��- nBy ri   ���ffJ|,,l_llnftfc ftrillrti   flul'-  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, April 19, 1912  edicmes  Blood Purifiers.    Sasparilla.    Blood  Bitters.    Saline Salts.    Sulpiiur and  Cream   Tartar   Lozenges.     Spring  Tonics.  Orange Quinine Wine.  A. F. RANKINE  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  A. Lodwick was  terday.  in town yes-  It. Clark is  ola today.  in town from Nic-  E. S. Thomas was one of the  sights of the city during the  week. He drove a tallyho, pardon, a buckboard.  J. D. Morril is spending a  days in the city.  few  Harry Hastings left yesterday  for Nova Scotia.  Wfc^WMi  Francis Rey was  the city yesterday.  a visitor  to  Colonel Flick was in town  on  Monday on business.  Charles Graham superintendent of the Nicola Valley Coal and  Coke Company left for Vancouver on Tuesday's train.  The brother of the Chinaman  who died on the train between  Nicola and this city on Monday  arrived here last Wednesday evening.  Alonzo Roberts returned  Lytton during the week.  from  Alec Hoggan returned from  visit to his home in Scotland.  Dan Sutherland, road supervisor of Yale district, was in town  during the week. He stayed  with S. J. Solomon while in the  valley.  MIDDLESBORO  WON  Last Sunday afternoon one of  the most exciting football games  of the season resulted in the defeat of the local boys by the Middlesboro aggregation by a score  of 4-2. J. McGrath ref ereed the  game and gave general satisfaction.  The teams were as follows:���  Middlesboro: Captain, Nelson,  D. Brown, D. Smith, W. Sharp,  W. Young, R. D. Brown, J. Bul-  naves, J. Mclnulty, F. Weaver,  R. Baxter and J. Neill,' goal.  Merritt: W. Fairley, captain;  D. Coupland, J. Garroch, E. S.  Thomas, A. Strang, A. Kay, W.  A. Aiken, W. Brown, Moody and  J. Aiken.  Score: Middlesboro 4; Merritt,  2.  After the game the two teams  fraternised in a smoker in the  old Diamond Vale offices. R.  Wilkinson acted as chairman and  a most enjoyable "festivity concluded the day's sport. Songs  were sang by F. Weaver, A,  Strang, D. Brown, G. Walkei, W.  Fairley, J. Garroch, R. Drybbr-  ough, D. Coupland, R. Wilkinson,  R. Baxter, J. Paton, W. Sharpe,  and A. Kay recited Christmas  Day in the Workhouse.  Speeches were made by G. McKenzie, manager of the club, W.Nelson,.. J.', McGrath and the  chairman after the afternoon  was ended.;  CHAPMAN AMUSEMENT CO.  During the month of May there  will be quite a change in the atmosphere of the valley, inasmuch  as the Chapman Amusement co.  will land here to cause the local  citizens to indulge" in that rare  delight known as laughter. The  performance of this outfit will be  as amusing as it is varied and  will include a balloon ascent on  each of the three successive days  of their visit, weatKer permitting  In all probability the balloon will  be inflated on the Voght estate,  and the aviator, after ascending  to the higher strata of the atmosphere will drop lightly back  to terra cotta in   a  parachute.  The Chapman Amusement co.,  whose headquarters are at New  Westminster, is one of the best  konwn in Western Canada and  the management have consistently maintained their reputation  for producing a high-class show  in every town they have so far  visited. This is the first show  of this size which has visited  Merritt and will be especially  welcome after the mediocre performances we have witnessed  hitherto.  E. H. Ferris, assistant to A.  W. McVittie, returned from a  three months holiday in Victoria  on Tuesday evening.  F. W. Jackson was in the city  on business during the week.  Thomas Bryden has resigned  his position at the City Hotel.  H. L. Keegan, government  seed inspector, arrived here from  Lytton on Tuesday and left for  Agassiz on Wednesday.  Helen Hyland sprained her ankle at school early in the week.  Dan Munro purchased a team  of horses from Joe Guichon last  week.  Tom ("Slats") Slattery was in  town on business during the  week.  Joseph Collett left on yesterday's train for Victoria where he  will be engaged on business for  a few days.  A_BOAT AND A.SWEDE  Considerable excitement was  aroused at Nicpjattis week .over  the disappearance of a Swede.  In company with ;;tw;o others a  Swede came up to Nicola on Tuesday. He procured Nash's boat  and went for a row on the lake.  On Wednesday morning nothing  had been heard of him or the  boat and the townspeople were  speculating as to the douse of his  disappearance.  Last Thursday the launching  of the sternwheeler that will ply  up the N. Thompson for Twohy  Bros., Contractors on the C. N.  R took place at Kamloops.  PAS-  George Wass is once more employed at the Diamond Vale  Stores.  Maggie Stephenson fell and  severely wrenched her wrist on  Tuesday.  James Simpson and L. Eddy  rode up" tb: Nicola last Sunday  afternoon.  S. L. Taube, the  eye-specialist was  during the week.  well-known  the city  in  Mr, and Mrs. P,  moved to their home  "wood Park this week.  in  Kershner  Cotton-  Mrs. E. A. Collett of Lower  Nicoia was in town visiting  friends during the week.  Percy Ransom received a bicycle fitted with a Sturmey Archer three speed tri-coaster, last  Tuesday evening. It is the first  of its kind in the valley.  Bob Seeley, the gypsum king  of Welido. was in Princeton the  early part of the week. He expects to make big shipments to  the coast this summer.  Next week the barbershops in  the city will close at seven o'clock  in the evening, with the exception of Saturday nights, when  they will be open to the usual  hour.  Owing to the . advent of the  warm weather the Wednesday  night dancing class at Middlesboro will be discontinued. The  orchestra   and   the    instructor  Mrs. Harry Priest left for a  short visit to her relatives in  Princeton on Sunday.  Charles E. Tisdall, of Vancouver, was in town during the latter part of last week.  Miss L. B. Pinkerton arrived  from Seattle last week to take a  position with the Rose Marcheas  milliner.  Benjamin. Browitt, superintendent of the Diamond Vale mines,  left-for the coast pn\ business  during the weak.  "thank   heartily   those  who  attended in the past.  James Corbett, the well known  rancher, came into the city on  business yesterday morning and  returned to his home in the evening. He will probably be in town  for the opening of the hospital  tomorrow morning.  Pete. Marquardt was a visitor  to the :city yesterday. He has  leased his stable and outfit to  Poter and Murray.  Down in Coalmont Ed Clark is  busy preparing for the first issue  of the Coalmont Courier, which  will advertise the prospects and  resources of the new town.  Clark is a former editor of the  Herald, of this city, and has a  reputation as a soldier, editor and  employer.  -, .���~o  .  George Harrris arrived here  this week as advance agent for  the Chapman Amusement company. Harris is well known to  the newspaper fraternity of  southern British Columbia and as  an expert upon the subject of  amusements. Whatever. show  he presents to the local public is  assured as a success.  NOTED CANADIANS AMONG  SENGERS  Among the passengers who were on  the Titanic when she struck the iceberg  were: Christopher Head, of London, a  barrister and senior member of the  firm of Lloyds, underwriters.  Among noted Canadian passengers  were P. Marklahd Molson, a. banker;  Mr. and Mrs. Thornton Davidson, Mrs.  James.Baxter, Q.:Baxter, H.;J. Allison  of Montreal, Major Arthur Pencheh, of  the Queen's Own.Rifles, Toronto; Mrs.  Mark Fortune and Mrs. Graham, of  Winnipeg. . ,. .  _ ...__._���. y  Mr. Davidson, is a member of. the  Montreal stock exchange, and a son of  Judge Davidson;"-1 His wife' is " a  daughter of President Hayes of the]  Grand Trunk railway who with  Hays and Miss Hayes also were passengers. S. Baxter is a well-known  hockey player. Paul Chevre, the well  known" French sculptor, who made the  Champlain monument, was in the first  cabin on his way to Canada to complete  the Mercier monument."  Mr. Allison is a well-known Montreal  financier.  A. LEYRER  MISSING  Last Wednesday morning word  was circulated to the effect that  Arthur  Leyrer,   accountant   at  the laundry, was believed to be  missing.   The morning previous  he had gone out to look for his  horse and had failed to return.  Provincial Constable W. McNeill  and John Collett commenced   a  search for him but failed to locate  him.    On Thursday morning the  party was augmented by Andrew  McGoran, Fowler,  C.  Smith, G.  I Brolin and others.     But still no  sign was found and it was believed that he had perhaps wandered  over the hills toward Petite Creek  and not being familiar with the  country   had   started   down   to  reach the valley by following the  creek bed.'. This is a strenuous  walk and in all probability being  without food it would be some  time before he could reach the  logging camp or mill, unless he  may have encountered a prospector.    This morning Alex Coutlee,  Walter Thornton and a number  of others '.joined the \ searchers  and it is believed there is every  .chance   of "locating the missing  man'toda\.  Arthur Leyrer is quite well  known in the city, having come  here last summer with his brother L. R. Leyrer, and is generally  popular.    He was lost in a snow-  TITANIC FOUNDERS  Last Sunday evening shortly  after 10 o'clock the White  Star  Liner Titanic, the largest ship in  the world,  struck a submerged  iceberg   in  the Atlantic ocean,  and four hours  later foundered  carrying with   her   1302 souls.  The Cunard liner Carpathia was  forty-six mile?  away from her  when she hit the berg and  promptly went to the  rescue arriving in time to save 868 people,  seven hundred of whom  are believed to be women and children  with a handful of male passengers, the balance being composed of the  boat crews.    The Titanic carried 18 life boats, which  were   capable   of  carrying   964  people.      Evidently    then    the  boats were not lowered until it  was certain that there  could be  no hope  of rescue  before   the  ship   took   the     final     plunge.  Among the men who are believed to have perished are many of  world wide fame.    W. T. Stead,  the famous editor and founder of  the Review of Reviews,   Colonel  John Jacob   Astor,   the   largest  property owner  in   New   York,  reputed to   worth   $150,000,000;  Benjamin  Guggenheim,   one of  famous seven  brothers   of  that  name; Charles M.   Hayes,  president of the Grand Trunk Pscific  Railway;   Jaques   Futrelle,   the  American novelist; Major Archie  Butt, military aide  of  President  President Taft, and many others  equally well known   have   gone.  The president of the  White Star  company was rescued and  is on  the Carpathia and believed to be  the cause of that vessel suppressing news until   she   arrives   in  New York with   the   survivors.  The Titanic was 46,000 tons, had  a speed of 22 knots per hour, and  cost   ten   million   dollars.     She  was making her maiden  voyage  across the Atlantic.  The Place to Dine  VOGHT STREET  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Wines and Liquors.  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  of the next best.  RATEPAYERS APPROVE   BYLAWS  Mrs-. storm in a western state in the  U.S., some years ago and was out  for ten days without food but  finally came in none the worse  for his experience. Should the  searchers fail to bring in any  news by noon at least twenty  five more people familiar with  the hills will take up the hunt.  W.McINTYRE RETURNING  Murdock Mclntyre'received a  telegram from his Brother William this week announcing his  safe return after a tour of the  British Isles. The ex-proprietor  of the Coldwater Hotel .expects  to reach this city about the first  of next month. He will remain  until the twenty fifth of the  t^ffth^in^Halifax^and^wiirvisit  his relatives en route.  icola Notes  ANGLICAN CHURCH  Sunday, April 21st.  , Merritt���3 p.m.  Nicola���7.30.p.m.  Sunday School.  Nicola���9.30 a. m.  Merritt���2.30 p. m.  J.-Thompson,  Vicar.  Rev, W. La8hley Hall was in Nicola  the first of the week renewing old acquaintances.  Mrs. Meikle and Mrs. Barwick were  visitors to Merritt on Monday.  Mr. and Mrs. Clyrie arrived in Nicola  last week and have taken up their residence at the Manse.  Jack Peters formally of the Bank of  Montreal staff here arrived in Nicola  last week from Vancouver and was the  guest of Mra. S.- Roberts for a few  days-rej_urp|pg to the coast on Sunday.  . Mrs..Palmer���with her daughter Miss  A. Palmer spent a couple of, days-., in  Nicoia this week from their ranch at  Upper Nicola._   ���}  '.";:.-" _��� ���: ;  Rev. J. Knox Wright, of Vancouver, representative of the  British and Foreign Bible Society will preach in the Presbyterian church on Sunday morning  Services at 7  come.  o'clock.    All  wel-  Briar Tandy, formerly teller  the local branch of the Bank of  Montreal is spending a few days  in the city.  ���o-  &. ,3. Armstrong, W. Brown,  JT. J'. Marks and M. Mclntyre  joined in the search for A. Leyrer this-afternoon.  J. Walker has resigned his position at the Nicola Valley General hospital.  Peter Marquardt left on Thursday for  a business trip to Vancouver.  Oscar Niden is the name of  the Swede who went boating on  Nicola Lake and disappeared, according to Road Supervisor Dan  Sutherland who passed through  the city. today. Niden worked  four days for Foreman Dundas on  the road and for that reason the  Supervisor was engaged in the  search for him.  H. W, Sutcliffe has left the  hospital and is now staying at  the Coutlee Hotel.  There was a large attendance oi  ratepayers at the public meeting  held in the Central Hall last evening for the purpose of discussing  the. bylaws in regard to water,  light and street improvements  which are to be voted on at th*  city hall next Thursday from 9 a .  m. to7p.m. Ex-mayor I. E-isi-  wood acted as chairman for the  evening, with him on the platform being mayor F. A. Reid.  Among the speakers for the  evening were Mayor Reid, H. S.  Cleasby, president of the board  os school trustees; F. S. Gay, a  school trustee; M. L. Grimmett,  city solicitor; J. S. Morgan, stipendiary magistrate; A. W. Strickland, manager of the Bank of  Montreal; J. P. Boyd, ex-alderman and A. E. Howse. All the  speakers dwelt upon, the advantages to be gained from the inauguration of these improvements. Mr. Howse was opposed  to the sidewalk by-law. Mr.  Cleasby was in favor of property  owners bearing half the cost of  sidewalk construction. With  the exception of these, minor differences of opinion the speakers  were unanimous in their approval  of the bylaws and a vote of confidence in the city council was  enthusiastically adopted.  r.^.*.i-  0%  __JSW  Th�� Key to the  If you are looklnfi. for a situation  a Classified'Want Ad. Is the key  which will unlock tho door to the  private office of the business man.  He Is too busy to Intorvlow all  promiscuous callers, but you can  catch his attention and secure  an appointment by a "Situation  Wanted " ad.  cm.bi��a nabro �� ihe*...  -������xtezmmmjmsmmmx&m:^  James Bampfield is in town today from Mamette Lake.  Jack Chapman  back at the end  from Victoria;,  is   expected  of the month  A B. KENNEDY  AGENT FOR  Pitmer Gasoline  Lighting System  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and    Builders  ^^^i^���_^���     11 ������niimsMi ��>i.,i.w" ���'     n-^nisn   1        ,.m      i i   i  MERRITT, B.C.  PLANS'AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL   WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to   handle  any  kind  of  Building  Construction   Work  erri  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  Two car loads of Cedar Fence Posts  and Pickets.  SPECIALLY LOW PRICES.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  Nice Assortment of Tobaccos ard Cigars  l Room  VOGHT ST opposite the  vyva*11      .      ��� SUNSHINE   .THEATER.  CHASs J. VANHEAR. Proprietor.  MERRITT  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  (COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  . HiclNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The^hoicest-of ~Beef rm:u'ttO"nyetcrySl ways7dn-harvd-  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  Nicola Valley  -Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of=  Strictly High'Grade? Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh  Fish  alWays  on  hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager  > J  ,i  u  \7  ii  .1  (  fill  5.  >_  is  6i  ���1|  '.'J  i  w ���


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