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 m  NiX?.i   ,  I  m  m  tifi  fill  y  'fill  if  Iff  iK  .'.11  iife  :^  u  I  PI  I  III  i  t  i  il  id  k  if  . J'-T!  ��$  U\\  Ii!  Itl!  t��!  3J  Vol. 3, No l/  ^  L  yxc?^  ������._*^.i_         ,,    , ��� ����� -��� -  MERRITT, B.;C, MAY 17,   1912  Price 5'Cents"  This means light underwear Gentlemen.  And light underwear meaus comfort.  COOL  It is high time now fo get out of that heavy  winter underwear  and  get into the   light  summer weight.  We are  showing something entirely new  this season in the POROUS KNIT.  It is very comfortable and of feather  weight.  This is only one of our many lines of  underwear.  We are showing the combination and two  piece in   the   lightest  and   most  durable  fabrics   made and yon have  a, large assortment to choose from.  Prices $ I to $4.50 Suit  While you are in let us show you our White  Silk and Pongee Top Shirts at $3.00 and  $3.50.  F. A. REID & CO.  Limited  Specialists in  Men's Clothing, Furnishings, Boots and Shoes.  Greatly Impressed With Resources  of Nicola and Similkameen  President Louis Hill, of the  Great Northern Railway, accompanied by President-elect  Grey and Messrs. Costello and  Jackson, arrived here on Tues-  evening from Spokane, coming  via Penticton, Keremeos, Princeton and Coalmont. They were  met on their arri val at the Cold-  water hotel by Mayor Reid and  President Armstrong of the  Board of Trade and Joseph Graham, manager of the Inland  Coal and Coke Company who  entertained them at the Commercial Club. On Wednesday  morning Mr. Graham tcok President Hill and Messrs Jackson  and Costello upon an auto tour  of ihe district.  All the members .of the party  were enthusiastic on the potentialities of the Similkameen and  Nicola valleys and took a great  interest in all they saw.  Asked what he thought of what  he had seen Mr. Hill said: "They  have not begun to properly realise the potentialities of the Nicoia and Similkameen country as  yet. The resources of these  valleys are marvellous, both  from a mineralpgical and agricultural viewpoint. I am more  than pleased with what I have  seen."  '"What move will be made by  the V. V. & E. in regard to the  construction of a line down the  Coquahalla?" he way asked.  ���*  ' *I came in on my way to Victoria, '' he said, ' 'and only learned on my arrival here that Premier *-McBride was- in-England;  11 was very sorry to hear that,  but will cable him on my arrival  at Victoria and possibly arrange  to meet him in the east on his  returnr   I cannot say until after  I  OWN YOUR  The Diamond Vale company offers you  the opportunityjo^purchase a homesite  on the Diamond Vale field, south of the  railway track on easy terms.  Inside Lots 50x120  1 have seen and .conferred with  him just what we will do. Up-  to date we have always taken  his advice and -it has always  proved sound and valuable to us.  Whatever he advises us to do  will be done."   y  Mr, Hill refused to either confirm or deny the report that the  rock work on the: V. V. & E. out  of Hope had beeri commenced.  Commenting on his trip he  said that what had impressed  him most was .'the admirable  manner in which the highways  in Yale and the Similkameen  have been constructed. He referred particularly to the road  from Aspen Grove to Merritt and  said that even in the New England states where they have been  building and maintaining trunk  roads for three hundred years no  better road than that from Aspen  Grove to Merritt could be found.  Mr. Hill refused to discuss for  publication his intentions in regard to this city, or to state  whether he contemplated the  construction of a joint line with  the Canadian Northern from  Kamloops to the summit of the  C��ldwater. He yya,s busy while  here, however, in securing information in regard to the upper  Nicola valley andvthe Coldwater  district and there is considerable  speculation as to whether or not  a branch is to be run in here  from the Okanagan branch of  the Canadian Northern. When  it is stated that by commencing  from the Okanagan branch at Grand  Prairie and coming from Princeton on  the south to Quilchena the V: V. & E.  and C. N. R. would be able to secure  entrance into. Merritt without having  to fight for a right_pf way down the  Coldwater with, the K. V. company it  appears possible that.some such move  may be contemplated;. The V. V. &E.  have had surveys made in here and Mr.  Hill has admitted that they would like  to tap these coalfields.' "     -  While nothing in the. way of a definite  statement could be secured in regard'to  construction Mr^.Bill��*^a&-not. so .reticent in respect to political matters. He  gave unstinted praise .to PremieiKMc-  Bride and his cabinet for the manner in  which they have opened up the country  by highways and other public works.  The party left on Wednesday's train  for Vancouver. It is understood that  they contemplate returning two months  hence.  in  Indian Makes   Gruesome   Find  Coyote Valley  Early this week an Indian by  the name of Spion accidentally  discovered the body of Harry  Grant, the sheep herder employed by the late James Poo'ey, who  disappeared during the unexpected cold snap last November. One  hand which protruded through  the snow had been frozen so long  1 hat it had become mummified,  while the remainder ot'.the corpes  was badly decomposed. Spion  promptly notified William Berry,  who had been employed as herder by the executors of the James  Pooley estate after the disappearance of Grant, who had the body  removed to Nicola. There on  Tuesday morning Coroner Tutill  convened a jury who found that  Grant came to his death by exposure.  The disappearance of Harry  Grant created no little comment  last year and for days Provincial  constable Cahilty searched the  range without success, Rumors  were current that he had been  seen at Mammette. Lake, but  these proved to be groundless.  Then the correct theory was  formed, that he had died from exposure; which the recent discovery of the body confirms. Little  is known of Grant save that he  was an old countryman and about  42 years of age.  ii  50x120  If you pay cash we will reduce these  prices 16 per cent.  TITLE GUARANTEED  See  PHILIP McLEAN IS CHIEF  At a meeting called last evening to organize an efficient fire  brigade, Philip McLean was  chosen as chief of the Merritt  Fire Department. Others nominated for the position were Messrs  Shearer and McGregor, President  Ellis of the old department occupied the chair for the evening  and on the election of Chief McLean about thirty present signed up as members of the department to turn out for drills and  instruction whenever the new  apparatus is received. While it  is possible that a new secretary  may be appointed, it is extreme-  at the Diamond Vale Supply Co.  ly probabIe~that in view of the  good work he has done Secretary  James Simpson will be requested  to retain his position. Messrs..  McGregor and Shearer are both  familiar with modern fire fighting apparatus and will be of  great assistance to the new chief  in carrying out his work, especially in the instruction of green  hands in their particular duties.  The next meeting is called for  Monday night in the Board of  Trade rooms.  ,  FIRST AMERICAN RAILWAY  To Pictou,   Nova   Scotia,  belongs !~the' honour of the construction of the first locomotive  and    railway   built   in     North  America.     Dan  Sutherland,   of  Lytton, road supervisor of Yale,  firs t mentioned 'the ^matter^some  weeks ago.; and when George L.  Fraser,;.., of   Coalmont,    and   he  commenced a discussion of the  matter last week it seemed that  Nova-Scotia was  first in everything. Murdoch Mclntyre seemed  to concur   with that   idea and  produced   a   postcard of  Giant  McAskill and "Samson", Nova  Scotia's first  locomotive,   which  was fired from the front end.  Then reminiscences   flew   thick  and fast and  so much ancient  historv was recalled that a native  of England felt like an aboriginal when listening to these Nova  Scotians.     The   "Samson" was  used on the Old Mines Railroad,  which was opened in 1839, when  the. first locomotive in   British  America ran over it. There were  three   engines   of   the   Samson  type,   built  by Timothy   Hack-  worth,     who     competed    with  Stephenson at the first trial of  locomotive engines in England.  They were of great power_but  and dov/n the field without advantage to either side, both teams  coming near scoring. In the opening of the.second half the locals  braced and started out for a win.  They scored one goal in quick order and from a penalty kick the  ball went into goal but was  caught by the goalkeeper before  any change in the score could be  affected. There was considerable argument over this, many  spectators contending that the  goalkeeper had taken the ball  from inside the goal lines; but  the referees decision was final  and absolute, so Merritt had to be  content with one tally. In the  last few minutes Middlesboro  made a desperate spurt and managed to secure a goal tieing the  score for the day and thereby retaining their title to the Trorey  Cup.  Following were the teams.  Before giving the list however It  would be well to call attention to  the excellent work of Strang and  Harry Hogg for the clerks.  Thompson at goal also did excellent work saving his side many  times from what looked like certain tallies.  Merritt^Clerks: Thompson, H.  Hogg, J. Garrock, J. Blair, A.  Strang, R. Hogg, W. Aiken,, W.  Fairley, Moody, ��� J. Aiken; W.  Brown.  Middlesboro:��� McKendrick:  Devine, Neilson, Moyce, Sharpe,  Young, Cooper, Weayer, Baxter,  Mclnulty, Bulneaves.  $30,000 LILLOOETT HOTEL  Harry Pleasant has been busy  lately preparing plans for a $30,-  000 hotel to be erected in Lillooett  by a syndicate headed by Murdock Mclntyre of this city. The  plans have been submitted to the  government and a petition sighed by all the residents of Lillooett  and many commercial travellers  asking for the hotel has been  circulated and sent'to the government.  very slow. The Mines Railway  on which they were used ran  from Albion Mines, near Glasgow, N. S., to Abercrombie, a  distance of six miles. It was  built by a man who never seen  a railway in his life and had  neither grades nor curves.  Of the famous Giant McAskill  it is said: thaa when ploughing  one day he was asked the direction by a traveller who was  looking .for a farm. McAskill  calmly lifted the plough in the  air and"pointed out the way. If  .the traveller failed to die of a  broken heart he reached his objective point. McAskill once  picked up a three thousand  pound anchor and carried a long  distance. In dropping it one of  the flukesliurt "his shoulder so  badly that_he'died.  4 MILES SIDEWALKS        j  Elsewhere in these columns will  be found the request for tenders  for the construction of 41-5 miles  of sidewalk in the city,  TROREY CUP  Middlesboro tied the score in  the last five minutes of play with  the Merritt Clerks at Middlesboro  lastl'Sunday afternoon before the  target crowd ever seen at a local  football friatch. The heat was  terrific and the strenuous play  showed the effect on the players  during the second half. During  the first half the ball travelled up  In Order to Get Increased Grant  From   Government.  Some time ago President Armstrong  of the Board of Trade wrote Hon. Martin Burrell M. P., asking for definite information- regarding-the--J?ederai-bu1id-  ing for this city. Mr. Burrell, in the  communication' received yesterday by  Mr. Armstrong, says:���  "In reply I may say that Merritt in  common with a g eat many other places  in the constituency, has asked for - a  Public Building and in cases where the  circumstances chiefly warrant it I have  endeavored to get an amount placed in  the estimates that would amply cover  the cost of a site, so that there might  be a reasonable possibility of getting a  building in the near future. It is not  at all likely that it is possible toerecta  public building in Merritt before the  cold weather sets in, as a further amount would have to be voted for such a  purpose next session���which may or  may not commence in November.  I have already taken the matter up  with the Minister for Public Works and  I hope to bring it to his attention  again."  While this information will be regretfully received by local residents it is  pleasing to learn that Mr. Burrell is  endeavoring to have the appropriation  of $10,000 already made increased so  that after the site is purchased that  sum may be used for the Federal bnild-  ing. This evidently means that an appropriation of fifteen thousand will  p_robablyk.be_jnade=for=the-purchase=of=a=  site and the erection of Federal offices  here.  Cards and  Dancing Attract Large  Number to Menzies Hall ��� '���-  About ninety people gathered  at Menzies hall on Wednesday  evening for the whist drive given  by the ladies guild of St. Michael's church. The first prize for  ladies was awarded to Miss M.  Priest, who scored 93, and for  gentlemen to W. -Sharpe, who  equalled Miss Priest's score.- 'SEhe  booby prize was captured by Mrs.  Bullen and 5. Jackson, ihe former  having made 65 and-, the "latter  61.      ��� y ���' '.    ���: ''-������"'  After the card games had been  concluded a light supper was served and dancing commenced and  lasted well into ihe morning be  fore the strains of the Home  Sweet'Home waltz.announced .the.  conclusion of a most enjoyable  evening.     ���  Among those present were  Mesdames .Grimme.tr, McGoran,  Tredwin, Slough,. Trehearne, A.  Jones, Tutill, Hyland, Shuttle-  worth, .Bullen, Priest","(2), McKenzie, Wade, Jackson, ; Reid.  Langstaff, Stephenson, Jos. Collett, Thorn,. Forsyth, Clarice,- Falconer, Hartley, -Lunan, Wallace  Austin and Hebron'; ' Misses Doris and' Bertha McGoran, Sherwood, f Stephenson,-'������ Hyland,  Whitmore, McKeating, Pinker-  ton, Priest, McKenzie, Jackson,  Leonard and Voght; and Messrs  Simpson, ' Piitori,' Fairclough,  Daniell, King, Strang, Langstaff,  Shuttleworth; ��� Cleasby, Olson.  Thomas,.'Sharpe, McGoran, Bradley. Pearce, Connor, Stephenson,  Smith (3), Bullen, HebrOfT;"Jom>s,  Bailey, .Crisler, Stackhouse, Conklin (2), Leechman and Doctors  Tutill and Gillis.       -  -    ��� '  INLAND COAL AND COKE COMPANY  During the week information  was received that active construction of the spur from the ;:"Y"  into the tipple of the Inland Coal  and Coke company may commence  at any time now. The railway  commission have ordered that the  work be proceeded with.  COALMONT AUTO STAGE  Arrangements have been completed by certain parties, whose  names we have been requested  to withold until next week, for  the establishment for a regular  auto mail service between Coalmont and this city. The advertisement announcing the establishment of this service appears  elsewhere in these columns. Under this arrangement it will be  possible for people leaving Coalmont in the morning to arrive in  Vancouver the same night. This  will also mean that many Princeton people will take this route  going to and from Vancouver and  will develop a bigger passenger  traffic on the local branch of the  railway.  C. P. R. STATION  Tenders will shortly be called  for the construction of the new  passenger station for the C.P.R.  in this city. The new station will  occupy one half 'of the site at  present taken up bythe local offices. When completed the"; new  station will be almost exactly at  the southwest corner of Garcia  street.   o   COUNTY  COURT  His   Honour   Judge  Swanson  Professor and Mrs. McNaugh-  ton, and family, of North Vancouver arrived at Coutlee last  week, staying a few days at the  Coutlee hotel before proceeding  to their summer camp at Mamette  lake. They expect to be joined  by other relatives later in the  spring.  was faced with a long list at the  County���Court��� at���Nicola1���;this-  week, in fact one of the longest  in the history of the court here.  There was a. great many cases  from this city and Nicola. Following were the cases.  Armstrong vs. Eckar. Suit-*to recover $750 on promissory note.'t-tfudg  ment for plaintiff with, costs.  Mclnnes vs. Fish.. Suit for .balance  due on contract' fQ,r irrigatipp ditch.  Judgment for plain tiff'of $75 ana* costs.  Raspberry vs. Eckar.' Suit";f6r return of horse sold by Fred Raspberry  to defendant. Evidence showed that  Raspberry did not own the horse and  he was ordered to turn it .over at once  and pay costs.  Fish-vs. Spion. Action for balance  due on sale of horse. Judgment for  $60 and costs.  - C. D. Collett vs. Eckar. Action for  $65 for pair sleighs, but one ��%������ plaintiff's witnesses being absent'case adjourned to next court, plaintiff paying  day's costs. < ���       '    ' ���  Armstrong vs. Greig. Action for  $60 rent for shed for auto. -.Defendant  asked for postponement wh.ch was  granted, he being' ordered ' to pay  amo'uhtinto court wiW costs temporarily. . .       ������.������' '���'���������" ���  News vs. Clark. . Judgment for $15  and costs. ��� ;  Armstrong vs. Bailey. Judgment by  default. Leave given to re-open case  upon payment of amount into couit.  Howard Lawes.arrived in the  city from, the mainline.last evening. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May 17, is. 12  Knight J._Garroch,  C. C.  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.  F.  Court Nicola No.  8931 meets the 2nd  and 4th Thursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  Rtom. Barwick  Block, Nicola, B.  C. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.          Geo. L7 Murray C. R.  H. H. Matthews, Sec.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets m  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.  H. R. H. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  T. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S., B.C.L.S  Christie & Dawson  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B.C.  Branch        -       Ashcroft. B. C.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong'M Store  Quilcbena Avenue.  Merritt  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  EWreutarud Solicitor.  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year in  advance  ?7^-.���:'.��������� Six*months $1.00  3. W. ELLIS  Manager  Oa�� dollar per inch per month far regular ad-  rartialn*. 'Land and water notices $7.00 for 60  dajra.   16.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising; 10 words for 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.  . Special rate*  furnished for large contract ad  Tertiainj..  Address  ��� ������.-;���    THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box SO Merritt. BC.  Phon* 25.  STEAD AND THE STRIKE  The Vernon News draws atten  tion to the last article which William T, Stead, who perished in  the wreck of the Titanic, ever  wrote. It appears in the American Review of Reviews and deals  with the recent great coal strike  in the old country. In this the  =noted=journalist-gives=his���views  on the settlement of the British  Coal strike and pays a high tribute first to King George and next  to Premier Asquith for the admirable manner in which they handled a most difficult situation.  They, he says, fought strenuously, but with infinite patience and  tact1 for a settlement, never losing  sight of the gravity of the crisis  which confronted the nation.  Of Mr. Asquith, who with marvelous temper and conflicting resolve struggled through the prolonged negotiations he declares  that it may well be said: "Well  done, good and faithful servant."  Mr. Stead regarded the Minimum Wage Act as an immense departure from the older ideas.  Henceforth two principles have  become part and parcel of Britain's national life. First, that  the worker must have a reasonable living wage, and secondly,  that when men and their employers cannot agree what that wage  shall be the government will intervene and insist that it shall be  fixed by an arbitration board.  Mr. Stead wrote that a Scandinavian observer in the lobby said:  "This is the greatest event that  has happened since the French  revolution.'' Henceforth the appeal of the worker will have more  consideration.  MARKET COMMISSIONERS  That the progressive action of  our Provincial Department of  Agriculture in securing each  year all possible information regarding the fruit markets of the  prairies is appreciated in the  East, is made plain from the  following article in the last issue of the Canadian Horticulturist, which says:  "The marked success which  last year attended the work of  British Columbia's Market Commissioner in the leading fruit  markets of the Prairie Provinces  led the directors of the Ontario  Fruit Growers' Association a few  months ago to request Hon.  James S. Duff, the provincial  Minister of Agriculture, to appoint a similar market commissioner to represent Ontario in  the West. Even although only  a limited number of fruit growers ship fruit to the West during  the early part of the season, it  may be expected that the request of the fruit growers will  granted. While the government  is about it, it should consider the  advisability of appointing a second commissioner to visit and  report regularly from the leading fruit markets in the east.  "The great bulk of the tender  fruit raised in Ontario is marketed in Ontario or in Montreal.  Many hundreds of fruit growers  consign fruit to fruit markets in  in the large centres and to the  smaller cities as well. Often  gluts occur on these markets because the growers, not being in  touch with one another, ship to  largely to a few markets. Much  of the fruit, also, goes forward  poorly packed, and quantities of  it are injured in transit. Were  the government to appoint a  market commissioner it would  be his duty to visit these markets, as often as possible, and  interview the local fruit dealers  and railway officials. He would  report the results weekly  through the press and by special  reports to the fruit growers and  fruit growers' associations. By  comparing the condition in which  Ontario fruit from different districts reached the dealers, as well  as fruit from points in the States,  many valuable points would be  learned by the growers, as the  reports of such a commissioner  would be followed carefully,  "The amount of fruit marketed by the fruit growers of British  Columbia in the western markets is such a small fraction of  the quantity of of fruit marketed  in the east by eastern growers  the benefits that would follow  the work and recommendations  of two such commissioners may  readily be seen. Any one who  reads the weekly reports that  were published last year by  British Columbia's market commissioner will realize the need  that exists for action being taken  along this line by the Ontario  government."  CORRESPONDENCE  Merritt, May 13, 19l2.  Editor Nicola Valley News.  Dear Sir: It would give me  the greatest pleasure if you  would publish this letter in your  believe that the better team won.  ' 'Enthusiast" should learn to take  a beating like a gentleman. ���Ed.]  THE DYING HOBO  Beside a Western water tank  One cold November day.  Inside an empty box car  A dying hobo lay.  His partner stood beside him,  With low and drooping head,  Listening to the last words  The dying hobo said.  CHORUS  "I'm going to a better land!  Where everything is bright,  Where handouts^ grow on bushes,  And you can sleep out every  night.  Where you do not have to work  at all,  Or even change your socks,  And little streams of whiskey  Come    trickling   down  the  rocks."  "Tell my sweetheart back in  Denver,  That her face no more I'll  view,  Tell her that I've jumped the  fast freight,  And that I'm going through;  Tell her not to weep for me,  No tears her eyes must lurk;  For I am going to a land  Where I'll not have to work."  Chorus.      ���-   '   *  "Hark! I hear her whistling!  I must catch her on the fly!  Farewell, pardner, I must leave  you,  It ain't so hard to die."  The hobo stopped. His head fell  back; .  He'd sung his last refrain;  His partner swiped his hat and  shoes,  And jumped the east bound  train.  Chorus.  G. S. Eddings.  B. C. PREMIER RETURNING  . Ottawa, May, 15.��� Word has  been received here that Premier  McBride of British Columbia will  arrive in Ottawa en route from  England, within a fortnight. He  will remain over in Ottawa for  several days to confer with Premier Borden and his colleagues  in regard to several matters affecting British Columbia.  ROADMEN GET INCREASE  Victoria, May 14.���The public  works department of the provincial government has increased  the pay of road workmen from  $2.75 per day to $3.00.  LARGEST EMERALD  S  NOTICE  Mammoth   Crystal   Weighs   More  Than Two Hundred and  Twenty Five Pounds  Amsterdam, May 16. ���The precious-stone-cutter trust expects  shortly from Brazil an emerald  or Beryll weighing no less than  two hundred thousand carats,  this giant crystal has the form of  a six faced prism with somewhat  flattened ends. It is nearly a  foot and a half long at the thickest place over a foot high, weighing two hundred and twenty-five  pounds.  Its transparency is characterized as "clearest water." The  color is blue-green. An effort is  being made to interest some king  or capitalist with a view of preserving this most gigantic precious  stone, the largest by far ever  found. Scientists decided that  it belonged to the family of aquamarine.  FORESTRY  CONVENTION  Ottawa, May 14. ���The annual  forestry convention will be held  at Victoria this year in September  at a date to be fixed by Premier  McBride later.  CONTINUOUS  GROWTH OF  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     -    -   -     -   -     $4,608,050  REST   -   -   - '-.':   -.-���'-   5,608,050  Incorporated 1855.  100 Branches in Canada.  MERRITT BRANCH  A. I. B. ROGERS,    --    MANAGER  paper concerning the final of the  Trorey Cup.  What I say is, "Did Middlesboro win the cup?" I emphatically say "No." Merritt won the  game by two goals to one and the  goal Middlesboro got was very  doubtful. Middlesboro boasts  of an unbeaten record, but it  was shattered on Sunday. They  simply had no show and what's  more they couldn't have done  better in their lives, and before  any Merritt team will get a decision against Middlesboro a  neutral referee will have to be  introduced into the Valley. In  my opinion the majority of the  Middlesboro team only think they  can plav football, but I am quite  positive as regards the Merritt  Clerks they can play and showed  it on Sunday too, but luck and   didn't favour them. However we will make an endeavour  to rope in the Simpson Cup from  those undefeated champions in  the fall, trusting you will find a  little conspicuous corner in your  paper for which I will be much  obliged,  I am,  Enthusiast.  [Note:���We assume no responsibility for the references in this  epistle. Insofar as we were able  to judge the play on Sunday we  YUKON TRAFFIC IN FULL  SWING  Dawson, May 16. ���Navigation  on Yukon river is now open and  steamers are already running on  Tanana river. Mail launches and  canoes are plying on the. Yukon  to various points. The last stage  of the year over the Dawson-  Whitehorse trail left each end  yesterday  Four steamers leave LaBaige  tomorrow for Dawson with pas-  ,sengers^and=freight.==____S_om_e_=go_  through Iditarod and Fairbanks.  The steamer "Canadian" will  leave Yukon Crossing about a  week hence with the international  boundary party and a number of  cattle.  Several hundred people are  coming from La Barge to Dawson  in small boats. There are plenty,  of laborers for the season's work  in fact, there is no demand for  many already here.  Mutual Fire Insurance Company  Pounded  under   the  Farmer's  Institute ten years.  Cheapest Rates in B. C.   on all  farm property.  Sound.     Safe.     Reliable.  for rates apply to  Commencing with the month  of May all Coal ordered  throug the O. K. Transfer  and the Merritt Transfer  must be paid for with order  or on delivery.  Signed  O. K. TRANSFER  Per R. A. SMITH.  MERRITT TRANSFER  Per D. MUNRO.  May 1st, 1912.  EGGS'  FOR   HATCHING  Hardy, Healthy. Heavy Layers  are the birds you want.  Our Rose-comb White Leghorns are  all this. Our first incubation showed  great fertility of eggs this season.  Order at once if you want sittings of  eggs.    $3.00 for 15.  Willow Grange Farm  CANFORD, B. C  for the man who  .mblems  RODE THE GOAT  In Rings, Pins, Buttons, Cuff-links and Charms. We have  . aw ellassortedstock for the following Societies: ��� Masons,  Knights of Pythias, Orangemen, Oddfellows etc. We have  them in Solid Gold and Gold Filled and it is up to every  member of any Society to advertise his Lodge by wearing  the badge thereof.  Call and see our Selection.  SIMPSON & CRANNA  JEWELERS.  Open Day and Night  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  r  -\  R. WHITAKER, Agent.  Lower Nicola.  Stores $16 a thousand.  Farm Property   $4 a_thousand  Harness and  Saddlery  ==Harness.-RGbes,=B!ankets,=__  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola ��� PicrrlU  Plumbing ^nd  Steamfitting  FIRST    CLASS    TINy  SHOP��� Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anyHiing you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  ontreai  Establshed  1817. Head  Of fee     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    TRANSACTED  BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY   .  merritt" nicola  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open on Tuesdays and Fridays only.  You can't afford to put on poor shingles. Put on shingles that  will stay put on���a roof that will last a long time. To make a  new roof or remake an old one you need the best.    Our  RED CEDAR SHINGLES  are bought wirh 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. EyWALKER, Manager.  CALL UP OO  J  UNDERTAKING  AND EMBALMING  Remains prepared and shipped to  all parts of the world.  Caskets and Coffins" of all sizes  on hand.  Address left with A. F. Rankine,  druggist, will receive prompt  attention.  N. J. BARWICK  MERRITT and NICOLA.  TOR LIVERY, EXPRESS & DRAY WORK  Bricks Lime, Cement and^piaster  Always on Hand.  F u r n it u remand Piano Moviyg  We haye special^facilities^fbr"jfhis��work.  COUTLEE AVENUE -        REAR DIAMOND VALE   STORE  GRAHAM FOR G. T. RAILWAY  Hon. Geo. T. Perry Graham,  M. P., Minister of Railways and  Canals in the government of Sir  Wilfrid Laurier and a member of  parliament for Renfrew, Ontario,  has been offered the presidency  of the Grand Trunk Railway company as successor to the late  Mr. Chas. M. Hays who lost his  life in the Titanic disaster, Mr.  Alfred W. Smithers, chairman of  the Board of Directors, is now on  his way to Canada to disccuss the  matter with Mr. Graham and  formally proffer the ex-minister  the vacant position. Prior to his  leaving England last week Mr.  Smithers, in an interview, said:  "I selected Mr. Charles M. Hays,  and if my next choice is equally  successful, I shall be abundantly  satisfied." ���  AND FUNERAL DIREGTOR  Caskets amd Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merrilt  CANADIAN  ^JjsMMJ^  Western Lines  West or Revelstoke  Needless Waste  Of time and energy can bc avoided  by the use of our Classified Want  Ads. Time . and energy represent  good dollars in this age. Do not exhaust them in an aimless search foj  good help. Use cur Want Ads. and  the help will come to you.  <_*,ri*Md 1OT h, ���. W___Dw#<  Train leaves 13.05 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.15.  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation reserved  and complete passage booked to any part of Great Britain or from Great Britain  to Canada. If sending  for your friends purchase  your ticket here and avoid  the risk of sending_.rnoney.  For rates and sailings apply  to  The Merritt Hotel  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the beat.  In every department we aim to please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL .TRADE; A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors'Always in Stock.  geo. McGruther, Prop.  Merritt B. C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The ".hoicest of Beef, mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish,  Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP,  Prop.  p.  Agent  H. PUFFER  Merrirt, B. C.  ��W_k<U8^JW>yfiiwy��weii��!igr-  CITY  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.    -       -     Spacious Rooms.  Excellent accommodation.    -   Well lighted thiovfl cut.  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Special attention   to.!commercial Irade.  Rates $1.50 per day.    Special Rates by the month  ANDREW HOGGAN,  PROPRIETOR  i Friday, May 17, 1912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Work of Marking Route of Canada's  Ocean-to-Ocean   Highway  is  Commenced.���Cry is now  "Eastward      Ho!"  Alberni, ��. C, May 14.-With  due and imposing ceremony the  first post of the Canadian Highway was planted here at the foot  of Johnston street at two o'clock  on Saturday afternoon, in the  presence of over 1200 persons,  nine hundred of whom had  traveled from sixty to three  hundred miles to witness this  event, unique in the annals of  Canadian road building. One  hundred and three 'automobiles  made the run across Vancouver  Island from Victoria and Nanaimo to Alberni, this being the  biggest automobile run ever held  in western Canada. Many autos  came from Vancouver, Westminster, Seattle, Tacoma and  even Portland.  The official "planting" of the  post devolved upon W. J. Kerr,  President of the Canadian Highway Association, in the absence  of Lieutenant-Governor Pater-  son, who was prevented from  attending at the last moment.  With flags floating in the breeze  and to the accompaniment of  hundreds of camera clicks, Mr.  Kerr drove the post in position  while the Port Alberni Band  played "The Red, White and  Blue." Amoving picture operator, representing the Urbania  Co., recorded every movement  on 800 feet of film. These pictures will be exhibited all over  Canada, part of the United  -States and throughout Great  Britian, arrangements having  been made with John H. Turner,  British. Columbia's representative-in London, to this effect.  The digging of the hole was almost as ceremonial as the actual  _ planting of the post. The first  spadeful of earth was turned by  A. E. Todd, of Victoria, one of  the vice-presidents of the Canadian Highway Association. The  ether "Laborers",who helped in  the excavating included the mayors of five British Columbia cities  eight members of Parliament,  three millionares, about twenty  aldermen and a large number of  the best known society ladies of  Vancouver Island.'  J. F. Bledsoe, of Alberni, held  the position of Master of Ceremonies, and introduced the various speakers, the first being  Rev. J. Carruthers, who made  the visitors welcome in a speech  brimful of enthusiasm for the  great work in which they are interested. Immediately after  planting the post, President Kerr  delivered a ��� magnificent oration  well calculated to arouse in every  man within sound of his voice a  desire to be up and doing for the  cause of good roads. He declared  that from now on the call of the  road would be "Eastward Ho!"  The other speakers included W.  W. Foster, Deputy Minister of  Public Works, Miss Agnes Deans  Cameron, one of the best known  Canadian writers, Mr. Plimpton,  ^Preside^raf^Ke"Se��ttleyAutolno=  bile Club, Mayor Beckwith, of  Victoria, Mayor Shaw, of Nanaimo, J, G. C. Wood, M. P. P.  For Albernie District, and several  others.  Nearly fifty cars left for Nanaimo immediately after the ceremony, other visitors spent the remainder of the afternoon visiting  Port Albernie, one and a half  miles distant, Sproat Lake, and  other nearby points of interest.  In the evening the citizens of  Albernie tendered a banquet to  President Kerr and his fellow officers of the Canadian Highway  Association, and also arranged an  impromptu dance for the entertainment of the ladies and other  guests.  Albernie has a population of  nearly 300, and although hotel accommodation was so overtaxed  that every resident was called  upon to accomodate two or more  guests, not one of the hundreds  visitors suffered the slightest inconvenience'.  YOUR DUTY AS A CITIZEN  No community, city,, town or  district will ever prosper, nor approach anything like its possibilities without the united effort of  its citizens.   The citizens should  strive to help each other, for in  helping others they invariably  help themselves and the whole  community is benefitted. There  is no man who cannot assist in  the growth, prosperity and development of his town. However  small his influence it has its effect.  No town will prosper and grow  when a lack of enterprise and  push on the part of its citizens is  felt. It is the duty and desire of  every trm citizen to help his  neighbors, encourage business of  all kinds, assist in the improvement of his town by making it  attractive and giving it a homelike appearance. When this is  done people from a distance will  form a good opinion of the place,  and it will be an inducement for  them to locate with us and become  permanent and substantial citizens.  The purpose of store advertising" is not merely to sell goods,  but to sell more goods���make  friends, to build up a patronage  that will not only stick but grow.  Newspapers reach the greatest  number of people in the immediate vicinity in the most natural  way, at the least expense, and  they are therefore the best of all  mediums for stores. In a newspaper you follow the lines of least  resistance���you follow with the  stream���you talk to an audience  already assembled, to the people  who want to read���their mental  cosmos is right���they are on your  wire, and they won't ring off if  you hold their interest. Attraction is the basis of all advertising  the store is the sun, the customers the planets who revolve  around it.  GUN-A-NOOT   ALIVE  The report of the death of  Chief Gunanoot, the notorious Indian outlaw of the Kispiox district, proved unfounded when  word was received in Prince Rupert that he had paid another visit  to his tribe some weeks ago.  When the police arrived however  he had again vanished.  WANTED  Fire Insurance Agents to represent  British Fire Insurance Company (Board  Office), one who can secure preferred  business. Reply, "British" care The  Nicola Valley Valley News, Merritt,  B. C. ;   ' \ "".  Auto  BETWEEN  Merritt  and  Coalmont  The above service will  start in about ten days  time and make regular  trips. Time as to arrival  and^departure^wilHbe^  published later.  Fast, Safe and Sure  PRISONED BY CRAZED MOTHER  San Francisco, May 14.���A  remarkable case of arrested development came to light here  yesterday when the Insanity  Commission discovered a young  man of twenty-one and a girl of  seventeen, who had been imprisoned with their crazed mother  in their home since their birth.  The prisoners were never allowed to peep out of the dark little  house and their minds are as  blank as if they had been reared  in a tomb.  The victims of their mother's  strange vagary are James Crum-  mey and his sister Mabel. Their  father died soon after the birth  of the girl, and the shock affected the mother's mind. The  children were kept in a darkened  room and the neighbors believed  they had been sent away.  When the officers of the Insanity Commission entered the  house the two prisoners cowered  in fear and made inarticulate  sounds. The son was sent to  the Home of the Feebleminded  and the girl is being cared for  by charity organizations.  BOUNDARY NOTES  (From the Ledge.)  The Dominion Trust & Loan  Co. will plant 100 acres in potatoes on their land at Midway.  There are three men working  on the wagon road near Greenwood, whose combined weight is  770 pounds.  Dr. MacLean; and F. C. Buck-  less have fitted, up a garage in  the building on the nigh side of  the Old Arlington hotel.  The C. P. R. machine shops  and roundhouse at Eholt was destroyed by fire last Friday evening.  The loss is about $20,000. The  shops will be rebuilt at once upon  a larger scale.  Henry Maloney left last week  to spend the balance of his days  with relatives in Montreal. He  came to Rock Creek 50 years  ago--.-.-.....-- -..:-.;.. .4.,.,..,-.-.,:-,.,".  Cross, Duffy & Heckman have  obtained the contract to build 45  miles of the Kettle Valley railway  west of Carmi.' Nineteen miles  of this has been sub-let tb Williams & Pendergast, and J. Dus-  ault.  There are 115 men working at  Mother Lode mine. The recent  big blast at that mine brought  down 120,000 tons of ore and  rock, The blast last October  brought down 175,000 tons.  Walter Dewdney of Grand  > orks has been appointed government agent for Greenwood  and will enter upon his duties in  a short time. W. G. McMynn  has been transfered to Golden at  a higher salary. Mr. McMynn  came to this district 27 years ago  when there were but three white  men around these parts. He will  rent his fine residence in this city  to the Mess club. His many  friends wish him success and a  long life in his new home at Golden.  Nicola Valley  -Dealers ln=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of=  Strictly High Grade/Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh  Fish  always  on   hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager  Corporation of the City of Merritt  Tenders Wanted  Tenders are called for the laying of  SIDEWALKS, the City to supply all  necessary lumber; the Contractors to  supply labour and nails tools, etc., and  to do the grading levelling filling and  bridging where required to correspond  with Surveyors leveis.  Lumber will be laid on the Streets to  meet Contractors requirements. A  total of about 41-5 miles of sidewalks  (more or less) will be required including crossings, and details of location  and other particulars can be obtained  on application to the City Clerk at his  office.  All tenders to be in the hands of the  City Clerk not later than six p. m., on  May  29th,   1912.    The  lowest or any  tender not necessarily accepted.  HARRY PRIEST,  City Clerk.  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest -, Territories and in a portion of  the Province of British Columbia, may  be leased for a term of twenty-one  years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be  leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed  territory the tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applicant himself. '  , Each application iriust! be" accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchant  able output of the mine at  the rate of  five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such  returns should be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of rhe Interior.  N.B.���Unauthorised publication of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  The Place to Dine  VOGHT STREET  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Wines and Liquors.  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  of the next best.  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliabl. French regulator; never fails. These  pills are exceedingly powerful in regulating tha  generative portion of the female system. Refuse  all cheap imitations: Dr. d�� Tan's are sold at  95 a box, or three for 910. Mailed to any address.  Tho Scobell Drug Co., St. Catherine*, Out  di little study of the printing question  right now will convince you that the  work turned out by us is just as neatly  executed as you can get in the large city  shops, and by patronizing us you can have  a proof of your work before it is printed.  The Nicola Valley News    PHONE 25.    MERRITT, B .C.    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 $1.0Q 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 Diamond Vale Supply  Limited THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May 17, 1912  ��  >pnng  Blood Purifiers.   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  Major  Matthews,   of  Nicola,  was in the city during the week.  Duncan McPhail came in from  Nicola on business last Tuesday.  Mr. and Mrs. Shuttleworth, of  Coutlee, were in the city during  the week visiting friends.  Dan Munro and Bob White suffered from the grippe during the  week, but are now almost quite  well again.  Mrs. William Pooley visited Dr.  and Mrs. G. H. Tutill during the  week.  H. Wood Lee and King Dodd  were visitors to the city during  the week.  George Riches went out to  Kamloops on Tuesday on a business trip.  Captain Jack Nash of Nicola  was in town on business during  the week.  Alf. Ades is again in the district after an absence of some  months. He has charge of a  crew of men relaying steel on  the railway.  Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Brown, of  Middlesboro, o have arrived at  their home in Falbirk, Scotland,  this week, according to advices  received by their son William.  A. McGoran went up to Kamloops on business last Sunday  afternoon.  J. B. Freeman, C.P.R. engineer, was in the city on business  during the week.  John Smith, formerly of Spence's Bridge, is now employed at  the Coutlee hotel by S. J. Solomon, the well known and popular  proprietor of this hostelry.  H. S. Cleasby has been busy  putting in his crops for some time  past. He has installed a new  waterwheel for irrigation which  is unique in the valley and well  worth seeing.  Jim Harndon and Sid Morgan  of Canford Mills, were in the  city for the week end.  John Tanner arrived here from  Kamloops during the week-and  is a guest.at the Merritt Hotel...  Lou Austin and A. E. Collett,  of Lower Nicola, were in the city  on business during the week.  A. W. McVittie, the well known  surveyor, paid a visit to Nicola on  Sunday and left on Monday for  Tulameen.  B. Priest received his new  hearse on Tuesday. It is an exceedingly handsome vehicle and  cost one thousand dollars.  Billy Kettles is busy at carpentering work at Lillooet just now  and writes that that town is  booming  W. E, Miller, inspector of the  Department of Inland Revenue,  was in the valley during the week.  He made an inspection of the  brewery while_;here.  Inspector J. H. Irvine, of the  Bank of Montreal, arrived in the  valley during the week upon his  regular inspection visit to valley  branches.  Murdock Mclntyre left for  Vancouver on business during the  week. Frank Barnes is acting  manager during his absence.  Colonel Bob Lowery wants to sell the  Greenwood Ledge and start a paper in  another town where mining excitement  is strong. The Ledge has always been  found in pioneer, camps.  Rev. J. A. Petrie returned  from the coast during the latter  part of last week. He attended  the convention of the Presbyterian Synod while at the coast.  Mrs. Eastwood and Mrs. M. Mclntyre  and Misses  Sherwood  and Brolin  are  among the newer devotees to horseback  "riding; ���^  ���' J. A. Maughan and M. L.  Grimmett went to Nicola during the week to attend a session  of the County Court.  H. C. Meeker, manager of the  Nicola Valley Pine Lumber company, was in the city on Saturday evening. He went up the  Coldwater to look over some  timber on Sunday, returning  here on Tuesday.  A. Fyall, James Netherton,  Wm. Schmock, James Simpson,  A. R. Carrington, H. Greig and  D���Smiths returned    from   the  Supreme Court Assizes at Kamloops early this week.  _��_���  Fowler and Larson, contractors, this week purchased from  Dr. Curtin the property adjoining Cowan's blacksmith shop on  Nicola ave. and are now erecting  temporary offices for themselves  on the back part of the lot. It is  their intention during the coming  summer to erect a large dwelling  house on this property for renting purposes.  '-���"'' American and Canadian Scientists tell us the common  house fly is the cause of more disease and death than any  other agency.  WILSON'S  kill all the flies and the disease germs too.  W. Buxton paid a visit to the  city today. He stayed at the  Coutlee hotel while in the valley.  ��^IIWi  G. M. Blackman visited Nicola  on business this week.  Miss Leonard, formerly connected with the Coldwater hotel  staff, has resigned her position  to take up nursing at the Nicola  Valley General Hospital. She is  the second probationer at the  hospital.  The attention of mining men  throughout the province is again  directed to the fact that all British Columbia Free Miners' certificates expire with the current  month, and that holders of these  will be well advised to. secure renewal on or before the 31st instant.  Captain and Mrs. John Leader,  of Nicola, returned from England on Wednesday evening.  They were accompanied by Mrs,  Leader and Miss Leader, mother and sister, of Captain Leader, who intend to spend the summer in the Nicola Valley.  James Craig, cruiser for the  Dominion Timber Company, arrived in the valley during the  week and proceeded up the  Coldwater to look over the five  sections of timber held by the  company ten miles beyond Del-  King's ranch. If his report is  satisfactory a portable mill will  be installed and the lumber taken  out this summer.  There are a number of men at  work this week preparing that  part of the Kettle Valley road  which has already been graded  so that the work, trains will be  able to reach the gravel pits near  the end of the completed section  of roadbed. The locomotives to be  used in hauling the gravel, which  were held up at the international  boundary, are due to arrive here  this week.  Nicola Notes  Miss Hunter returned last Sunday evening from a visit to her  sister in New Westminster.  Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Jackson  and daughter left last Sunday  for Victoria on a visit to Mrs.  Jackson's relatives for a month  or six weeks.  Mr. and Mrs. Bond and family  of Vancouver arrived in Nicola  last week. They have taken up  a ranch up Mill creek about seven  miles north of Nicola.  Dr. and Mrs, Tutill and son  visited with Mrs. Pooley on Tuesday.  Chas. A. Howse returned on  -Tuesday=evening=from=Galifornia  where he has been since last January.  Last Thursday an enjoyable  luncheon was given in the Nicola  Hotel by Rev. J. Thompson to  the ladies of St. John's Guild.  Those present were Mesdames  Meikle, Pooley, Winny, Matthews  Carrington, Strickland, Roberts,  Lee, Kirby, Potter and Miss Carrington,  PRESENTATION  The members of the Merritt  Industrial Co-operative Society  have made a suitable acknowledgement to their first secretary  Mr. Thos Mordy who is now residing in Ladysmith B. C. by making him the recipient of a beautiful gold cased Watch suitably inscribed:  Presented to Thos. Mordy,  by the members of the Merritt  Ind. Co-op. Society, May 1912.  The watch was supplied by the  local jewelers Simpson & Cranna.  Mr. Mordy was one of the principals in the inauguration of the  Co-operative store and since its  origin has gone steadily on, and  the members are greatly indebted  to him for his unceasing energy  which lasted right up to the time  of his leaving the District in the  beginning of September 1911.  We wish Mr. Mordy long life to  wear the gift.  During the week the watch has  been on exhibition in the Co-op  erative stores.  ASK HILL TO BUILD LINE  As a result of the visit of Mf  J. Costello,, who arrived in the  valley with Louis Hill, president  of the G.N.R., this week, to A.  E. Howse at Nicola the Nicola  Valley Board of Trade have taken  steps to circulate a petition asking  the Great Northern Railway Company to construct a line into the  Nicola Valley to tap the coalfields  here.  Mr. Howse announced this mor  ning that there is every probability that the V. V. & E. may build a  branch here and there is no doubt  that the certain market for Nicola  Valley coal in the boundary country would prove very beneficial to  the mining industry here.  Harold Walters and Miss Ethel  W-��� enjoyed the Sunshine theatre show this week.  Electric Restorer for Men  PhOSDflOnol restores every nerve in the body  v to its proper tension ; restores  vim and vitality. Premature decay and all sexual  weakness averted at once. Phosphonol will  Lake yon a new man. Price (8 a box, or two for  tt. Mailed to any addres3. Tbe ScobeU Drag  Co_, St. Catharines, Ont.  31st REGIMENT B. C. HORSE  Squadron Orders No 9.    Merritt, May 16th 191.2.  Annual training 1912.  Squadron Orders No 7 in so far  as the time ordered for the muster at headquarters is concerned  are hereby cancelled and the following substituted, namely:  Troops 1, 3 and 4 will parade  with all equipment and accoutrements in their possession at Hyland's Hall, Merritt, on Sunday  May 26th at 7.30 a.m.. Troop 2  will parade at C.P.R. station at  Nicola at same time and date.  By order,  H. H. Matthews,  ,  major O.C. "D" 31st Regt. B.C.H.  OLDWATER  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  [COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  M. McInTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  PROGRAMME  Victoria Day, Friday, May 24  MERRITT, B.C.  Event. First  ;i5 yds. race little tots...     $1.00  Second  75c  75c  75c  1.00  1.00  1.25  1.25  1.00  1.00  2.00  2.00  2.00  Third  50c  50c  50c  50c  50c  75c  75c  50c  50c  1.00  1.00  1.00  ANGLICAN CHURCH  Sunday, May 19th.  Merritt���2 p.m.  B.  C.  Horse  Church Parade.  Nicola���7.30 p.m.  Sunday School.  Nicola���9.30 a. m.    ;'  Merritt���1.15 p. m.  J. Thompson,  Vicar.  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Sunday, May 19th 1912.  2.30 p.m., Sunday School and  Bible class.  Wednesday   evening    service  7.30 o'clock.  Rev. J. A. Petrie,  Pastor.  50   ���      ���    boys 8 yrs  $1.00  50   .,       ���* girls 8 yrs '.  $1-00  75   ,,      ,,    boys 12 yrs.  $1.50  75   ,,       ���'   girls 12 yrs  $1.50  100   ���      ������  boys 16 yrs  $2.00  75   ���      ���.   girls 16 yrs  $2.00  50   ,,      ,,.  sack boys 16 yrs.  $1.50  50   ,,       ,,-   three legged boys 16 yrs  $1.50  Pole Vault Boys 16 yrs  $3.00  Broad Jump Boys 16 yrs  $3.00  High jump boys 16 yrs  $3.00  Consolation girls  $3.00  Consolation boys  $4.00  100 yds. dash men  $7.50  100 yds. dash Indian  $7.50  75 yds. dash ladies  $7.50  r220^d8ydaiirm��r_ rrr.Trrrr". .���.=;-^=��7.5Q=  50 yds. three legged race men  $5.00  1-4 mile race men  $10.00  75 yds. Klootchmen  $5.00  Broad jump running  $7.50  High jump ���  $7-50  Pole Vault  $7-50  Half-mile race  $10.00  Putting 161b shot  $5.00  Hop-step-jump  $7.50  Wheelbarrow race ladies  $4.00  Pat men's race 2001bs or over  $5.00  Nail driving contest ladies  $4.00  Thread and needle race  $5.00  Tug-of-War  $30.00 20.00.      Entrance  fee $1.00 per team.  Conditions:���  No entrance fees for childrens' ladies' or Indian events. Entrance fees in other  events, 10 per cent of first prize. Competitors in events for which an entrance fee is charged may obtain a receipt for their fee from any member  of the Sports Committee, and this receipt must be handed to the starter before the race.  FOOTBALL  F've a side Football Competition, commencing at 9 a. m. promp . First prize  $50, second $25. All entries will be taken by the referee W. Fairley, not  later than Thursday, May 23rd.    Entrance fee $1.00 a team.  HORSE RACING  1st���Half mile repeat, open.    1st prize $50.00, 2nd $25.00.   Winners barred from  other events.    Entrance fee $5.00.  2nd���Half mile repeat, saddle horses.   Owners up.    Indians barred.     1st prize  $20.00, 2nd $10.00.    Entrance fee $2.00.  3rd���Half mile Indian race, repeat.    1st $15.00, 2nd $10.00.   Entrance fee $1.00.  4th���Half mile Klootchman race, repeat.    1st prize $10.00, 2nd $5.00.    Entrance  Free.  5th���Half mile Ladies race.    Dash.    1st prize $15.00,  2nd $10.00.    Entrance  Free.  6th���Cowboy race, full regalia.    Half mile dash.    Open.    1st prize $25.00,   2nd  $15.00.    Entrance fee $2.00.  Four to enter and three to 3tart in all events.  Catch weights.  Entries close at 1 p. m.  Judges decision to be final.  4.00  4.00  4.00  =4JML=  2.50  5.00  2.50  4.00 -  4.00  4.00  5.00  3.00  4.00  2.00  3.00  2.00  3.00  20.00.  ARE YOU COOL ?  Made only from the purest cream and nicely served at our  parlors on Voght St., is just the thing this weather.  Buy her a box of our candy.    She's sure to  like it because its the best.  SCHOOL CHILDREN'S HEADQUARTERS.  M. McKIBBEN  Voght Street  Opposite School  1  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  MERRITT, B. t.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL   WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to   handle  any  kind   of  Building  Construction   Work  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  Two car loads of Cedar Fence Posts  and Pickets.  SPECIALLY LOW PRICES.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  VOGHT ST.  JUST ARRIVED!  PIPES  Nice Assortment of Tobaccos and Cigars  swick Pool Room  OPPOSITE THE MFRRITT  SUNSHINE .ITHEATER, ������", ,      "   '  CHASs J. VANHEAR.Proprietor.  ONSTER  TORIA DAY  BRATION  ELAA  US1C  the Merritt  Band  Dance in Central  m  evening,  MAYOR REID,   -    Chairman  G. M. GEMMILL,  -  Secretary

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