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 \p-  SUDDEN DEATH OF  MRS. MATTHEWS  a in  is our method of soliciting your business.  We never resort to exaggerations of any  form in our advertising. We sell good  goods only, charge fair prices only and seek  the .trade of those men who appreciate.  good values and considerate treatment.  Once we have induced you to give us  a trial we have no fear about keeping you as a permanent customer.  Call  and  Get Acquainted  We sell everything a man wears���big vali es  --low prices���and a constant and earnest endeavour to please you.  F. A. REID & CO.  Limited  /*-.  �� : Specialists  in  �����:iW  Men's Clothing, Furnishings, Boots afnd Shoes.  Passes Away  in  General Hospital  After Very Short Illness  It is with deep regret that we  have to chronicle the sudden  death of Mrs. Matthews of Lake  View ranch, Nicola which occurred at the General Hoapital early  on Monday last. To Major Matthews and the immediate relatives of the deceased, The News  extends sincerest sympathy.  It is only a few days since that  the writer had  been hospitably  entertained by the deceased on  her lawn at Lake View and  the  news of her sudden death  came  as a terrible shock.  !    Seldom, if ever, in the history  ,of   the   Nicola   Valley have so^ney,  many people congregated to attend the last solemn rites of the  Church of England as  were assembled at the funeral obsequies  of the late Mrs. Harold Matthews.  The cortege left Lake View at  half past two in  the afternoon  and   proceeded    to   St.   John's  church for   the   funeral service.  Inside  the  church flowers were  banked high around   the   coffin  giving ample evidence of the affection and respect in which the  deceased lady was held throughout the Nicola Valley and adjacent districts.   The Rev.  James  Thompson  read the impressive  service  of the   English Church  and   the   following   appropriate  hymns.were sung by a congregation   which   filled   the   church:  "The radiant morn hath passed  away" and "On the resurrection  morning''.^ It was a deeply pathetic as weH as impressive sight  as the long funeral train wound  its way;. to the pretty cemetery  by the'lakeside for the youth and  age of the valley had come to  hear, the sad but hopeful words  spoken ere tHe body 'was" laTcTln  its   last, earthly resting   place.  Blue   arid .scarlet   among   the  mourners betokened the presence  of members of the local militia  squadron  of which. Major Mat  thews is leader, who had come  to bid farewell to one who had  always taken a keen interest in"  her husband's squadron. Every  fraternal society, every organization, secular or religious, in the  valley had sent or brought floral  tributes of respect, so much that  [ the grave was hidden in a bank  of flowers. &-'7---~  The late Mrs. Matthews was a  daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Riley  of Nicola and was born in the  valley and the sympathy of all  will go out to the aged couple  who on Wednesday last followed  their daughter to the grave.  Among the mourners were  A.  E. Howse S, Kirby,  T.   Heslop,  F. Jackson, A. Jackson, M. L.  Grimmett, Rev. Pye.tA. Goodisson, S. J. Solomon. R: Clark, G.  Murray, J. Murray, J. Potter, A.  Carrington, G. Lodwick. M. Win-  Donald and Duncan McPhail  A. W. Strickland, A.7N. B. Rogers, J. B. Radcliffe, C:v Daniels,  N. Peterson, H.: Cleasby, J.  and L. Guichon, P. Lauder, Jas.  Smith, Marcus Woodward, D.  Dodding, L. Austin, Dr. Williams  P. Johnson, J. Collett, A. Gordon, Colonel Flick, Qa'pt. Nash,  Capt. Leader, Mr.<Tyiier, Sergt.-  Major Smith, Quarter-Master-  Seargeant Osmond *and many  others.  WILL BUILD  ARMOURY  Col.  Ar-  COMPLETED  OWN YOUR  The Diamond Vale company offers you S  ___________J,_h_��^_rvi>ix^r��+i-arv^ __" ....   ��� 1  _nnrvj-ir*~l'i an i-I-d * +.*-*.   rv����������.��>-��B-�� -a��?�����._> .?__._k��_r-��.��-~w _,-_.��-, IJL^.  vjrppvji-i ui iiry- r.uTpul xriuaC" Ql I'UI I1<C3>I IC  -�� ��� __ w  on the Diamond Vole field, south of the  railway track on easy terms.  Inside Lots 50x120  Inland Coal and Coke' Co., Make  Large   Improvements  Tenaeity! It is a little over two  years now that Joseph Graham,  manager of the Inland Coal  &  Coke Co., has been working tooth  and nail day as  well as  night  to have the C. P. R.lay a short  spur into the tipple of their mine.  :Xwo,y.ears of. steady development  at their mine, two years of expensive hauling by team the coal  from the mine to  the spur running into the Nicola Valley Coal  & Coke Co's. property, but this  extra mile,   it was finally completed on  Wednesday and   the  first car of coal sent over it,  together with the memory of the  past eight years, eight long years  and at last he could- gaze   upon  the mine he located at the beginning of 1905 to see the big airial  tramway with the cars coming  slowly down to the tipple and the  man at the tipple was at last  able to pull a lever and load the  coal into the coal cars.  Who would wonder then that  to meet Mr. Graham after seeing  this first car of coal pass out of  sight over the new line headed  for the summit for use on the  K. V. line that a smile, and a  broad one at that was on his face.  At the mine the installation of  the new boiler as well as a large  Corner  a  50x120  you pay cash we will reduce these  prices 10 per cent.  TITLE GUARANTEED  See  at the Diamond Vale Supply Co.  fan was completed this week and  everything is now running as  smoothly as clock work.  The future of the Nicola Valley, its agricultural p ssibilities  its coal mines, its timber resources, and the country joining it to  the west, with its untold wealth  of gold and copper, what Merritt  is destined to become in the next  few years if we are to believe  just part of  the optimistic view  held  by  Mr.  Graham and in  a  quiet chat with some of his most  intimate friends on  Wednesday  evening he drew back the curtain and let them gaze upon  the  future���golden, golden future���  the Nicola looked  to us like one  great   big   twenty   dollar   gold  piece.  Sam  Hughes  Promises  moury For Merritt  Lieut-Colonel C, L. Flick returned on Saturday from Calgary  whither he had accompanied the  Minister of Militia.  Colonel Flick reports that he  was satisfied with the result of  his trip and that mftny outstanding controversial matters between the 31st Regiment and Ottawa have been settled.  An armoury  for Merritt and  Salmon Arm are promised   for  next spring and either a new armoury or a substantial addition  to the existing one has been secured for Kamloops.   The range  at Kamloops is also to be put into good shape for Colonel Hughes  was decidedly impressed with the  energetic military spirit abroad  in Kamloops   and' the  adjacent  district.   The question of a permanent camping ground for British   Columbia   troops   was   also  brought up and Colonel Flick will  report upon certain areas direct  to Colonel Hughes.  While in Calgary Colonel Flick  discussed with Colonel Helmer,  Director of Musketry, the best  time in the year to hold schools  of instruction in B." C. As a result of this discussion a School  of Instruction will be held in Kamloops either this fall or during  the winter months, while Colonel  Helmer -will'-energetically take  up the matter of a central School  of Musketry to be held possibly  in Victoria. Officers and n-c-os  attending these schools will get  transportation and subsistence  from the government and those  that qualify will be entitled to  pay.  Members of several B. C. regiments were attending the School  of Musketry at Calgary the majority being school teachers and  n-c-os. .    -  It is to be regretted that none  among  the  school   teachers of  Kamloops and Merritt are willing  to come forward and take up the  cadet  movement,   many  school  trustees profess to see danger  emanating from the Cadet movement, to these we would point  out that the Canadian Militia is  not and never has been used for  agression it is iii existence purely for the defence of Canada and  that the cadet movement is  but  a means to further that end. Arrangement  for   an   escort   and  guard for H. R. H. the Governor  General are in abeyance owing  to the fact that all   ceremonial  from a provincial point of view  has to go through the hands of  the entourage of the Lieut-Governor.    H owever Sir Richard McBride has taken the matter up  with His Honcur and definite in-  ��� /". ��* ��V\n 4"_ .-.*%_��__.. ll^Vfc#%~.��s*.._l__��s% *v����m _..!m  iuiiiialiuuitiinuc-Iui LijCuilllllg lH  a few days.  Building Line Good  "There   is  more   work   than  good carpenters at  the  present  time"  said  Mr.   Fowler of the  contracting firm  of Fowler and  Larson to a News man  on Wednesday morning.    "We signed a  contract with the provincial government  on   Saturday   for   the  erection   of   the   Nicola   school  house  and  are to have it completed by the middle of September.    Monday we took  the contract for the erection  of a neat  little cottage for Mr. J. C. Brown  in j Collettville,   which  is  to  be  erected   at once.    At the  City  Hall, continued  Mr. Fowler, the  carpenters are right  up  to the  plasterers and the completion of  the new city offices and  fire hall  is  now  but a question  of how  fast the plasterers can go."  The outlook in the building  line generally is very encouraging and this fall promises to  eclipse all past records.  K. V. CONTRACT  AWARDED  Twohy  GREAT NORTHERN  TO LET GONTRACT  Coalmont to Summit to be completed by July 1st, 1913.  IfiMerritt was virtually alive this  week with railway men, contractors and surveyors.  The announcement that the  Great Northern was to let the  contract for the construction of  the V. V. & E. from Coalmont  to the summit of the Coquahalla  pass and the arrival here of Mr.  A. Kellett of the firm, of P.  Welch & Col, contractors, who  verified the repoit and also  stated that the bids for the construction of this 42 mil��s had to  be iri at the head office in St.  Paul by the 20th of this month.  The contract calls for the completion of the work by July 1st,  1913.   _  ';' If "the- dictSriP of "Louis"Hill?  then   president   of    the    Great  Bros.   Secure   Contract-  Work Starts  The contract for the last thirteen miles of the Kettle Valley  line from Coldwater Junction  to  j the Summitt of the Hope moun-  , tain was awarded to the contracting   firm   of   Twohy Bros.   last  week, and on Monday Mr. W, E.  Wilson  who will supervise the  construction  of this last lap in  the   Merritt  branch arrived   in  town and as soon as possible will  bring his family'here.  Construction is to start immediately in fact just as soon as the  construction outfits can be rushed  in and every possible minute will  count in its construction from  now until completion,  Just what number of riien will  be employed on construction on  this piece of work rests with the  contractors though it is Anticipated in well authorized circles  that there will be close onto one  thousand.  A commissary will be built at  Coldwater Junction the"erection  of which will start the first of  the week.  Although no specified time is  set for completion , of this thirteen miles Mr. Wilson stated that  six-months would see it finished.  A   despatch   from  Vancouver  says  that it is stated there on  good authority that the C. P. R.   '  has secured, an.; option, ^.expiring ,  on August 31, for  the purchase  of those  sections of. the Great  Northern system extending from  North port to;Risland and  from  Northport "to - Nelson,   the   two  roads being known  respectively  as the Rod  Mountain-and? the .  Nelson and Fort  Sheppard. Railway, i The lines in question were  rece^ly, inspected a  C.~ P. R.   official designated "for"'"'  the  task  by  President Shaugh-  Northern - railway,   on  his  visit.  here last spring is any criterion  nei,!y      A. . ,     ���  to go by, which  was "You have      Tth.e mot,ves of ��>e C,  the coal and tonnage here!' "We seek}ng  need coal and  plenty of it, and sectlons  we are also after tonnage" then  there can hardly be a doubt in the  minds of those who are familiar  with the workings  of the Great  Northern but that the line from  the summit into Merritt  will be  built next year.  Construction will in all probability start from both ends of  the road, namely Coalmont and  at the summit.  ASKa BIDS FOR  POWER HOUSE  Contracts  to  be  Awarded  Week  Next  P; R, in  to acquire   these short  are said to  be.in connection  with plans for making  one of them a link in  an alternative through  line to the coast  via the Kettle Valley 'line.   By  constructing a   new   road   connecting the Corbin line -with the  Nelson  & Fort Sheppard   easy  grades would be secured and the  transfer of through "freight to  boats on Kootenay Lake'would  be   avoided.     The   Corbin   line  connects with the C. P. R. system at Kingsgate on the boundary line in East Kootenay and is  controlled by the Canadian road.  The American Inrush  An influx of not less than half  a million Americans per annum  into Canada for the next five  years is the prediction being  freely circulated by w�� II informed authorities of .tho west in  vi��vv of recently announced i-ail-  way cons! rue. ion programmes  and development plans of the  leading western cities. The problem of housing ihe new population continues  a, serious  one in  view of the inrush.  Fourth Minister for the West  Ottawa, Aug.   15. ���It is  very  possible that next session an additional portfolio will be created  and the West will secure a fourth  minister.   It is understood that  strong influence is being brought  to bear by the mining interests  to have a Minister of Mines appointed.    Formerly the Department of Mines was under the  Minister    of    Inland  Revenue.  Last   session   this   branch  was  transferred to the Department of  the Interior.    However this is  ope of the heaviest departments,  as-the Minister of the Interior  has   under   him    Immigration,  Lands, Indian and Forestry Departments, as well as Mines.    It  is felt that under a full-fledged  minister   the   mining    industry  could be given far more encouragement than it has received in  the past.    British Columbia is  particularly   anxious   to  see  a  Minister   of   Mines  appointed.  The names suggested for the position are;   Messrs R. B. Bennett,  Calgary; J. D. Taylor, New Westminster; Robert Green the new  member to succeed  Mr. A.  S.  Goodeve, Kootenay.    Mr.  Green  was formerly Minister of Mines  in the B. C. government.  Mr. C. S. Manchester a member of the firm of Dutcher, Maxwell & Co., consulting engineers  for the city, arrived here on  Wednesday, and has been a very  busy man since his arrival. Mr.  Manchester is the electrical engineer of the above firm and is  now busily engaged laying out  the work for the installation of  the electric, lighting system for  Merritt. Tenders for the construction of the power house are  now advertised for and the contract for its construction will be  let next week.  "Just as soon as the contractors can rush the power house to  completion the machinery will be  on the ground waiting to be  placed in position and lights  should be turned on about the  15th of October" said Mr. Manchester. There will be twenty  arc lights for the main part of  the town and on all other streets  cluster lights will be used.  Quilchena avenue with its long  string of arc lamps, will look  like the "broad white way" after  October 15.  The laying of the mains for  the water works system is being  rushed and the contract for the  large reservoir will be let in a  few days.  "We are doing our utmost to   o  Sold Liquor to Indian  Joseph Smith,   no  relation of  Joseph Smith the Mormon  pro-  phe_t,__.but_an_earstwhile_sportof--  Merritt,  appeared before Police  Magistrate Morgan this morning,  on a charge of supplying liquor  to   Johnny   Phillips an Indian.  Johnny   was   caught   with   the'  goods on him and by informing..  the magistrate   who   hiis friend  was that supplied hinrwith the  liquor was  let off on suspended  sentence.   Smith, who is a tired  looking chap,   was found guilty  and was assessed $50 and costs  or with  the option of working  for the province at Kamloops for.  three months.     A   ninety-nine  year   sentence    with   the   lash  would be more of an inducement  for this   class   of people to quit  the business than mere fining.  A visitor to the city this week'  remarked: "Merritt is all the  same as Vancouver", meaning  building, tearing up the streets  for the laying of pipe lines and  the stringing of electric light  wires and the improvement of  the city in- general which is being carried out. She is sure going some.  haye everything in readiness.  by October 15th and I do not  think we will disappoint the citizens of Merritt one day," concluded Mr. Manchester. ���^yt^tf^HJ -Mf,.  h?HE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday. August 16 1912,  K. OF P.  Nicola Valley  Lodge No. : 46,  meets in Reid's  Hall every Wednesday night at 8  -prm.;- All-visiting  brethren are cordially invited to  attend... . .  Johnson; Knight W. Cranna,  C. C K. R. S  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in  Six months $1.00  advance  j. w. ELLIS  Manager  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  ren   cordially   in-  ���viteel "to:attend.  y,       Geo. L. Mukray C. R.  '";    H.  H. Matthews, Sec.  One dollar per inch per month tar regular advertising. Land and water notices $7.00 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising 10 words for 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract ad  vertisin*..  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt. BC.  Phone 25.  Montreal is the largest city in  the Dominion with :a population  of 466,197;; Toronto is second  with 376,240; Winnipeg stands  third with a population, according tothecensus figures of 135,-  430; Vancouver follows with  100,430, and Ottawa stands fifth  with 86,340. Hamilton has 81,-  879, and Quebec78,067. Another cities in Canada have a population Of less than 50,000.  A.F.& A  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  R eid's Hall  th e second-  Tuesdayof each  month at 8 p.  m.    S o j o u r n  ng brothers .cordially invited.  S. J. Sqlom6n Fred S. Gay   ;i  ,;   W. M. Secretary.  <UNIONljfey|LABEt_>  Get  now.  busy   and   boost.    Do   it  Don'i;  be a piker help  boost  this city and help right now:  The trading that makes the  least trouble and assures the  most satisfaction is the trading  that is done face-to-face.  r''H:'R.!M. ChrisHe, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S., B.C.L.S  ' E. P. Hfevwood. B.Sc. B.C.L.S.  CKristie, Dawson  :yS: Heywood  ? Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  :-".   Land Surveyors.  -KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch -       Ashcroft, B. C.  �� An eastern city man says men  who have a knowledge of farming make the best city employees.  This may be due to the anxiety  they have to avoid going back to  farming.    -  ;^    U. A. MAUGHAN  7   Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite -Armstrong's Store  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  Ii. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister and Solicitor  -*r Notary Public  '"^-'-^orWr"���"     ~  Solicitofror'the' Bank of ^Montreal  ���r/'i  Cream  A Sarnia minister married a  fifteen year-old boy to a twenty  year-old girl. Ministers ought  to be permitted the discretion of  refusing to perform the marriage  ceremony unless evidence is furnished that both candidates have  been weaned.  :  On the authority of Col. R.  T. Lowery, of the Greenwood  Ledge, the statement is made  that in Lethbridge the ladies  are discarding long stockings  and wearing men's socks, because they are much shorter and  cooler.  Will Celebrate Royally.  From 181.2 to 1912 is a far cry  for a western city and there are  fewjplaces on this side of the  Rockies where a modern up-to-  date town is able to celebrate  the hundredth anniversary of its  founding.  The citizens of Kamloops have  not_ let so unique an opportunity  pass unnoticed and a three day  fete has been arranged which  will eclipse anything heretofore  attempted in the interior of  British Columbia. Over $10,000  has been subscribed for prizes  and attractions and every cent of  it is to be spent to give the visitors who come to help the city  celebrate a good time for three  whole days. ���  Pageants and parades, sports  and races, fireworks and fun will  be the order of day and night and  the gathering will break up with  a confetti carnival when King  Frolic will reign supreme  througout the city. ���  Single^ fares have been arranged on the Canadian Pacific  Railway to cover the 17th, 18th  and 19th of September.  The Family Man's Hardest Problem  and at the same time the, most important one is the building of a  suitable home. So much depends on the environment of the  children that every precaution should be taken for their comfort  and health. Sunlight and fresh air in the home is necessary���  uniform temperature and humidity is' also necessary. These  things and manymore have come down to us .through generations  ���generations when the home was the making of our Nation and  the material used in most of those homes was good Canadian  wood���sometimes crudely cut, but always given the preference  because of its fitness to health and comfort. Our yard todcy contains the same kind of lumber, but more perfectly cut and finished so that the work required of the carpenters has been reduced .  to the minimum. We want to show it to you and explain how you  can use it profitably. .  "There's No Place Like Home"  VANCOUVER   LUMBER   CO'Y.  MERRITT, B. C.  _^ J. E. WALKER, Manager.  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  :CQUNTRY--JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  M. MclNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  Is  only   good when the purest  materials are used in making it.  r    At   Our Parlors  You are assnred of/-' getting  only the veryfbest quality. Try  our ice creamrahd^you'll be  satisfied:.'^',..  It may be consoling to many  of our subscribers who are in  arrears to thi3 paper to learn,  on-.the authority of a . spirit  message, that hades is . not such  a bad place after all, and that  Satan is not as black as he has  been painted. The message  was received by John Armstrong  Chaloner, of Washington, from  Thomas Jefferson Miller, a -former Confederate officer.  .'.-r-iV  Everybody's doing it  Doing what ?  Bathing at the  Laundry Baths.  Xi  > FAIRLEY BROS.  .'.Bakers' and Confectioners.  1        Quilchena Avenue.  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliable French regulator; never fails.  These   :heap    *S a box, or three for tiO.  Xh�� Scobell Urug Co.  Mailed to any address  St. Catharines, Ont.  Merritt Lumber  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  Two car loads of Cedar Fence Posts  y-f.y..     and Pickets.  J   SPECIALLY LOW PRICES.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  4      y     Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  They Did it Cheaper  Some old ledgers have recently  been discovered at Palos, Spain,  which contain interesting entries  concerning the outlay made by  Christopher Columbus on his expedition to the New World. The  armament of the. little fleet cost  14,000 pesetas. The personal expense of Columbus and his officers  were about 2000 pesetas, and six  pesetas a month sufficed for each  of the crew, so that 22,050 pesetas  or about $4,400, were spent for  the eight months that the voyage  lasted. The sum total whereby  America was discovered, was  36,'QOO pesetas or about $7,200,  Apparently they were able to  do things cheaper in those days  than can be done at present.  Columbus'and his crew, did not  have to worry about the high*cost  of living anyhow. It cost a lot  more than $7,000 to discover the  North and South Poles, and now  they are discovered it is not likely that great nations will spring  up around them. So old Columbus accomplished much more after all with.his scanty allowance  than modern explorers have with  all the big funds at their disposal.���Ex.  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and    Builders  MERRITT, B. C.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL   WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to   handle  any  kind   of  Building  Construction   Work  As the sun holds .sway among the luminaries in Ihe firmament, the diamond will ever reign as monarch among the  precious stones. Buy a flawless diamond of the first water  and yuu have an ins-estment whose value csin_never depreci-,  ate through time or circ-umsttince. Our Diamond Rings in  singje, twin, three and five stone settings are unique, and  nothing can beat our gem rings in wkich diamonds and other  precious stones are blended with perfect art.  SIMPSON & CRANNA  jewelers:  M  ���41  'Mi  I  ������Ml  ���Ml  m  Establshed  1817. Head Offce    Montreal  Capital - .        ���_������-..   $16,000,000.00  Reserves and Undivided Profits       $16,855,185.36  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING BUSINESS    TRANSACTED  MERRITT  BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY  IVICOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open on Tuesdavs and Fridays only.  ���m  .ill  y*_  CALL UP OO  (X K. TRANSFER  FOR, LIVERY, EXPRESS:& DRAY WORK  Brick, Lime, Cement and Plaster  Always on Hand.  Furniture and Piano Moviyg  We have special faciliNes for this work.  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  ���-���--      N'vvly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.     -       -     Spacious Rooms.  Excellent  aoc-n?Tin odation.     -    Well  lighted ihici ghcut.  Chou-e Liquors and Ciprars.  Spi-iMal   attention    to   comnieicial  liiide.  Rates .$1.50 p�� r day.    Special Kates In the month  m  ANDREW  HOGGAM,.  PI.OPRIETOR  COUTLEE AVENUE  REAR  DIAMOND VALE   STORE  Sporting News  Centenary  ion  Three Pays of  Fun and Frolic  Tuesday,..   Wednesday,   Thursday  SEPTEMBER  --1  Baseball Tournament  Football Tournament  Lacrosse Tournament  Lawn Tennis Tournament  Polo Tournament  Motor Boat Races  Field Sports, Rifle Shooting,  Aquatic Sports.  Grand Historical Pageant illustrating the progress of  events since the founding of  the first white settlement in  1812.  Trades Procession���Decorated  Motor Car Parade.  Two Big Displays of Fire  works arranged by Hitt Bros,  of Seattle. Th6 most elaborate ever shown in the interior.  Grand Confetti Carnival en  Masque on the closing evening  Lacrosse Player Dies  Waldo Matheson, a well-known  lacrosse player on the Vancouver  club died in that city on Monday.  On the Monday previous to his  death he dived from the raft on  English Bay into the water which  wasto"on3lmllol^t^Bear"liinT  He struck  force,  up.  bottom with stunning  his neck broke and the  shattered bone pressing upon the  spinal cord created paralysis.  All week he lay in bed at the  General Hospital and Monday  morning afhalf past ten he died.  Mr. Matheson had a host of  friends. For years he played lacrosse for Vancouver. His brother, George Matheson, figures  on the line up in his place. He  was thirty years old.  The STAR CAFE  VOGHT STREET  WONG SING, - Proprietor.  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  of the next best.  SPECIALTIES :    Chicken   Chop  Suey; Lee  Hong  Chung  Chop Suey; Chinese Noodles, China Green Tea.  Nicola Valley  Meat Market  ^Dealers in;  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry,  Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufactures of-  Strictly High Grade Delicious  Sft USAGES  Fresh  Fish always  on  hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by- the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager  Oldfield Sets Mark at Calgary  At Calgary last Saturday, Barney Oldfield set two new records  for country roads. He drove a  mile in 41 4-5 seconds, clipping a  second and a half off a mark set  at Wild wood, N. J. His other  new mark is 18 1-8 seconds for  half a mile. Driver Dritch drove  a 300 inch car a mile in 46 2-5  seconds, which is a record for  this class of car. ._,.,  with the Cleveland boxer, who  now holds the featherweight  title. He expects no difficulty in  getting Attell to meet the eastern man.  There are no dead flies  lying about when  WILSON'S  Come and Help Kamloops Celebrate  Single"Fare from all points on C. P. R.   For Programme and further in-  fo|rmation'addres6-:   -Hon. Sec.    Celebration Committee, Kamloops, B. C.  Attell and Kilbane Again  San Francisco, Aug. 15: ���Fight  fans in this city may see a bout  on Sept. 9 between Johnny Mil-  bane and Abe Attell. Crffroth  is confident that he can arrange i  the   match,  and is negotiating'  are used as directed.  All Druggists, Grocers and General Dealers sell them.  ;��\ 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. ��� '. Friday, August 16,. 1912.  THE NICQLA VALLEY NEWS  THE eONTINUOUS  can mean but  the service id  torr.erj   makes  business relations.  one thing���that  renders its.cus-  for   permanent  Blue Papers  In the police court this morning two Indians, Billy Swakum  and George Kilroy faced a stern  magistrate and were both found  guilty of imbibing too much and  too often. They were let go after they had contributed to the  exchequer.  with more than 55 years of continuous growth and satisfactory  service, invites  Savings and Business  Accounts  APITAL     - , -   -     -   -     $4,6u8,050  REST   -   -   -   - "': ,-' -   -   5,608,050  Incorporated 1855.  100 Branches in   a'nadaT  MERRITT BEANH  A. M. B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  Open Day and Night  "Joe  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Chinese Noodles  Chicken Chop Suey.  Chinese Tea.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town. -  Billy James and Andrew James  werer brought in from the Cold-  water reserve on Monday morning by Provincial Constable Ed.  Vachon: - 'Their traducers say  they are bad actors. They even  insisted that these .two looked  upon the wine when "it is red or  multi-colored. In the court they  pointed out certain similarities  between Billy and Andrew and  Bacchus, a tin god the Greeks  credited with a thirst that set a  record in his day and time. They  were let go after a fine of five  and costs and promising to be  good.  duties which will very materially  make for efficiency in the outside  service is that which comes  under the supervisory powers he  is given as between the local  land offices and headquarters.  He will be expected to keep him-  -elf thoroughly in touch with all  the land offices and the business  they are d >i.ng. He will see tha-  they keep up to date with their  handling of land offices work.  Mr. Catheart has been in the  provincial service since 1884 and  since 1905 has been chief clerk  of the department of lands.  iCETOI  ANDC0LEMQNT  TO  GO!  r  Plumbing    nd  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP���Repairing of  alf 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  Jas Billy son of Chief Billy, of  the Petite Creek reserve and In-,  dian Phillias, were arresetd by  Fishery Inspector J. T. Edwards  of Kamloops on Monday. The  charge was using dynamite in  the waters of the Nicola below  Canford instead of a fly to capture the speckled beauties.  These sports took a quicker  route to capture them by using  sticks of dynamite but while in  the act fell into the hands of the  fishery . inspector and . were  "pinched".. Fifty and costs or  three months at hard labor for  each, the voice of the magistrate  rang out after listening to the  defence put up.  As neither had the sufficient  amount of the "filthy lucre" nor  could they raise it at this season of  the year a free pass to-Kamloops  was given them and they accompanied Mr. Edwards on his homeward trip_        ; . '   ;  Double Hanging at Kamloops  James, the man who shot Constable Aston, and Takahashi, the  Japanese who killed a fellow  countryman near Kamloops, were  both hanged at Kamloops last  Friday morning. They both  walked to the scaffold unconcerned. They ate a good breakfast.  The Japanese said "Good-bye,  gentlemen." James said carelessly, "So long, fellows."  Thursday at noon James tried  to break from   the  jail..'When  being   served   with   dinner    he  made   a   dash through   the cell  door as it was opened to hand in  the tray he threw   pepper'in the  eyes   of   Constable Simpson and  tried to hit him.    His object was  to overpower him, seize the keys  and unlock the door   of   the office in which the death cell is located.    That door once  open  he  would have fled to liberty.    Simpson, half blinded  with  pepper,  felled James with a blow of his  baton over the head.    James had  abstracted quantities of pepper  from day to day and had  it in a  paper   tube,   gummed   together  with oatmeal porridge.  The Japanese in the same cell  witnessed the scene but took no  part. Two other guards in the  room got out of the way of the  pepper shower.  Most  Luxurious   Auto Service in  B.   C. Over the most Picturesque  Route in Canada.  Leaves Coalmont Tuesday, Thurs-  .    day   and   Saturday,   making  j connection   with   C.   P.   R.  train for Vancouver  at Merritt.  Leaves   Merritt   Monday,   Wednesday and Friday on arrival  of train from Vancouver.  For  special   rates   and  appointments apply  COALMONT-MERRITT  AUTO SERVICE  J. H. Jackson,   Prop., Tulameen.  Agents: Merritt. M. Mclntyre,  Coldwater Hot"l; Tulameen, Tulameen Stage Co.; Coalmont, Coalmont Truck & Transfer Co.;  Princeton, A. E. Howse Co. Ltd.  Water Notice  I, William Swanson of Speous Creek,  Canford, B. C., by occupation afarmer,  give notice that I intend on the 23rd  day of July, 1912. next, at eleven  o'clock in the forenoon, to apply to the  Water Commissioner at' his office at  Nicola, B. C, for a licence to take and  use one (1) cubic feet of water per  second from a crei k known as Richardson's creek, a tributary of Speous  reek.  The water will be used on Lot S. W.  Quarter Section 35, for irrigation purposes.  Objections may be filed with the said  Water  Recorder  at  Nicola,  B. C, or  with the Comptroller of Water Rights,  Parliament Building, Victoria, B. C.  WIL! IAM SWANSON.  Dated this 15th day of July, 1912.  WATER NOTICE  PIONEER     ;  BARBER SHOP  Ragsdale & Dickie -        Proprietors  We guarantee you first class  ': work.    Razors honed.  Next  door  to   Brunswick   Pool  Room.  Corporation of the City of Merritt.  Noxious Weeds Act  UNDERTAKING  AND EMBALMING  Remains prepared and shipped to  all parts of the world,  askets  and   of fins of all sizes  on hand. ~~^  Address left with A. F. Rankine,  druggist,"will receive prompt  attention.  N. J. BARWICK  -    MERRITT and'NICOLA'.  Provincial Constable Vachon  spent two days the first of the  week gathering into "the ^olds of  the. lav/, Alfred Guittenuz, an  Indian boy charged with the  stealing of a horse from the ranch  of Johnny Garcia in the Aspen  Grove district. was brought to  town and on examination it was  found he was working for another party several miles distant, on  the day of the alleged theft so  was let go. It turned out to be  just a case of mistake upon the  part of the plaintiff.   -  Chickens for Sale  Thoroughbred Brown Leghorns  and thoroughbred Black Minorcas  and also a . lot of mixed breeds.  Will sell part or whole. Prices  range from 50c to $1.00.each.  Apply to Mrs". R. A. Smith,.  Merritt.      '  CANADIAN  Western Lines  West of Revelstoke  .  Train leaves 12.40 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.25.  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States".  Accommodation reserved  and complete passage booked to any part of Great Brit-,  ain 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  Inspection Branch in? Laid System'  Victori, Aug.|12.���In order to  cope with the increasing w,prk of  the department of lands,1; Hon.  W. R. Ross has decided to create  a new branch, to be known as  the inspection branch. . Mr.  Henry Catheart,. jr., who has  hitherto beeir chief clerk of the  department, has been promoted  to the headship of the hew branch  and will be known as superintendent of agencies.  The superintendent will give  general attention to the operation of the pre-emption law and  have charge of the inspection of  homesteads, a number of inspect  B. C. Fall Fairs For 1912  Kamloops,' September 18, 19, 20  Vernon, Fruit "October 23, 24  Vernon, Horse show October 3, 4  Merritt, September 25  Kelowna, September 26, 27  Salmon Arm,    September 27, 28  September 28  October 4, 5  October 8, 9,10  October 16, 17  Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 1  NOTICE is hereby given to owners  occupiers or lessees of land within the  City of Merritt that all noxious weeds  growing on their property must be cut  and burnt on or before Monday, August 9th, otherwise this will be done by  the City Council and the expense  thereof charged up to the owner, occupier or lessee.  The City will undertake to. cut and  burn the weeds on the property of any  person at a charge of 35- cents per  hour, upon being requested by- the  owner to do so.  Dated to 8th day of August, 1912.  HARRY PRIEST;  CityClerk.  For   a Licence  to   Store   or   Pen   Back  Water  Notice is hereby given that Charles  Loewen of Vancouver, B. C, will apply for a licence to store or pen back  360 acre-feet of water from Tom Peter  Creek, a stream flowing in a southerly  direction and emptying into Eight Mile  creek, near Indian Corral. The water  will be stored in a reservoir of 360 acres  capacity, built or to- be built at a  lake source of creek, and will be used  for domestic purposes as authorized by  Water Record No...., Water Licence  No......, or under a notice of application for a licence to take and use water,  posted herewith on the land described  as Lot 747.  This notice was posted on the ground  on the 23rd day of July, 1912. The application will be filed in the office of the  Water Recorder at Nicola.  Objections may be filed with the said  Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings Victoria, B. C.  CHARLES LOEWEN, Applicant.  - by Eric Conant, Agent.  WATER NOTICE  Corporation of the City of Merritt  CITY POUND'  Penticton,  Arrow Lakes,  Revelstoke,  Armstrong,.  Summerland,  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes,   lankets,  . Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  ' departments.      Prices    are  right.  NOTICE is hereby given that "on and  after Tuesday, August 6th, no cattle  will be permitted to run at large in the  City limits whether herded or not.  Cattle running at large are liable to  be impounded, and any person may  drive any such cattle to the pound.  J HARRY PRIEST   .  - -   ' .. City Clerk.  Nicola  N. J. BARWICK  lierritt  Agent  M. M. SHORE  Merrill, B. C.  Or write to  W. RODIE  H.  General   Passenger   Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets umJ Coffins always on hand at  ri'fsonable prices.  B.-PftiiST, Granit Ave. Merritt  ors reporting to him.    He will  see that there is an efficient inspection, of all pre-emptions, with  the. view of being satisfied that  the requirements of. the law are  lived up to.   He also investigates  disputes   or    conflicting   claims  that may arise under  the   administration of the Land Act.      I  Another important   phase   of J  the superintendent's  work will  be in connection with such business as arises regarding the province's interest in various town-  sites throughout  British Columbia.   This will  include the original  selection  of  the lots which  constitute   the   province's   one-  fourth interest in  all townsites,  and also the making of arrangements  for the sale of government site   lots.    He   will,  have  supervision  of the  title of government properties  acquired by  purchase���as for instance, schools  or for government   buildings���  iand  will  be  responsible for the  safe custody of these title deeds.  He is to exercise supervision of  lands  held  from  the. crown by  1 asp,   excopt. co;iI   and   timber  lands.   ;" Thei    collection    of   al!  royalties  due  tho  crown   under  sand and  gravel   leases will fall  under his care.  A branch of the new-official'.^  In these days of Hot  Weather  NOTICE  oal and Petroleum Act..  ��� Within ninety days from date I intend to apply to the Commissioner of  Lands for the Nicola Land District for  a Licence to prospect for Coal and  Petroleum over the following described  area:  Commencing at a post placed 20  chains South of North West corner of  lot 1303, Nicola Land Diatrict, Kamloops Division and marked G. .Murray's  N. E. corner, thence South 60 chains,  thence West 40 chains, thence North  60 chains, thence East 40 chains" to  starting point. '  GEO. .MURRAY,  Nicola, B. C, 20th July, 1912.  For   a   Licence   to   Store or   Pen   Back  Water  Notice is hereby given that Charles  Loewen of Vancouver, B.  C., will apply for a license to store or pen back  360 acre-feet of water from an unnamed  Creek, a stream flowing in a westerly  direction  and  emptying into  10  Mile  creek,   near   Mammette   Lake   Road.  The water will be stored in a reservoir  of  360  acres - capacity, -built or to be  built  at  a  lake,   source of creek, and  will be used for irrigation purposes as  authorized by Water Record  No.   98,  Water Licence No , or under a.notice, of application for a  licence to take  and use water, posted herewith, on the  land described as Lot 1916.  This notice was posted on the ground  on the 23rd day of July, 1912. The application will be filed in the office of the  Water Recorder at Nicola.  Objections may be filed with the-said  Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.  '        CHARLES LOEWEN, Applicant,  24-29 by Eric Conant, Agent.  Synopsis' of Coal- Mining  Regulations.  BATHS  The coolest and most sanitary in  v the country.  We  are- making   a   cheap  rate  during the next 15 days.  LADIES  One bathroom  reserved  exclusively for your use.    Some of the  best ladies in town bath here.  Inspection    invited    as   to   our  facilities for a cool bath.  N.V. STEAM LAUNDRY  BATHS  Opp. Station Vogl.t Street.  Electric Restorer for Men  Phosphonol rostorus every nerve in tlie bo ly   -������������       .Id its proper tension ; restores  vim and vitality,  i'reuinturc de>-v : ���  I :���'! ���> -xu il  weakness  averted at once.    PhoapUonoi  w!,l  l*iIce *3a box, or two for  Tho Sooboll r>rug  ake you a new man.    .  (5.   Mailed to anv addr<> .  OOySfeOfttbarlneii, Out,  LAND ACT  Yale Land District, District of Yale.  Take notice that Albert Weber of  Cobban, Wis., occupation farmer, intends to apply for permission to pur  chase the following described lands:��� j  Commencing at a post planted'at  north-west corner of Lot 301 on banks  af Coldwater River. Thence north 25  chains, thence west 20 chains, thence  south 25 chains, thence east 20 chains  to point of commencement and containing 50 acres of land more or less.  ALBERT WEBER.  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  June 24th, 1912. 20-2?  WATER NOTICE  For a. Licence   to   Take and Use Water  Notice is hereby given that Charles  j Loewen of Cotton Building, Vancouver,,  will apply for a licence to, take and uSe  ��� 100 inches of water out of Tom Peter  Creek, which flows in a southerly direction through Crown Land and empties  into Eight Mile creek, near Tndian oCr-  ral. The water will be diverted at a  point 1 mile east of lot 747, and will be  used for domestic purposes on the land  described a�� lot 747.  This t otice w.is posfcel on.the ground  on the 23rd d.iy of July. 1912.    The ap-  ' plication wiil be filed in tlie office of .the  Water Kecoi dor a't N i -ola.  Objections rmv be filed with the said  Water RecoHor or with the Comptroller of Water Rights, Piirliamemt Buildings, Vi.-tor a, B   C.  CHARLES LOEWEN, Applicant,  by Eric Conant, Agent.      j  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  "territ6ry"thT"trWt_a^lil=d=for_slialI=Be=  staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchant  able output of the mine at the rate of  five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such  returns should be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease will include the coal 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 $10.00 an acre.  yFor full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  'Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Do-  minion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Ministei of rhe Interior.  N.B.���Unauthorised   publication   of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  Larger and more varied-are-the  prizes in each division.  A list of the Special Prizes wHMbe  issued shortly. *  The Merritt Brass Band-will Jbein  attendance throughout the day.  Full information as well as Prize  Lists will be supplied, by writi��gior  calling on  President A. W. Strickland,  Merritt, B. C.  or  Secretary T. Heslop, Nicola,.B.C*  ;u  The Three Guardsmen  .^i  The Gurney-Oxford  Range i��rfitted with three  devices which constantly and uncompromisingly^atiLnd  on guard ,to see that the fire is always under Tpeffect  control���that the coal bilb are sheared -<dotvn-$e file -l  lowest figure���that the oven is always evenly '*&& -  properly heated���that no clinkers obstruct the free  anr  _^r.c_��^ LI�� L 4^9. ��� *.�����S�� %. *. ��� f��� m___���  j��  The Gurney-Economizer, fitted on the smoke .pipe,  is the only draft you have to attend to; a small. lever  put up or down entirely regulates the fire, it; saves  one ton of coal in six. It carries little heat up.the  chimney���only the smoke. It feeds the gases Which  burn to the fire-box, and it cannot be had &mm&y  other range than the Gurney-Oxford.  The Gurney-Oxford oven is surrounded by ffhses  that carry an equal amount of heat to all sides. "T&iis.  almost guarantees results in cooking by providing an  oven evenly heated, without cold corners or variation.  The Gurney-Oxford Grate is the result of exhaustive tests to find the proper carrying surface for  the fire. The fire has abundant air to breathe, and  the less amount of coal burned is all consumed. So  then, the housewife who has the " Three Guardsmen ".  watching over her range, will experience security and  satisfaction in cooking that is not provided by any  other range. XI  -..!  Every Woman  1b Interested and should know  about tho wonderful *  Marvel ^g"  Ask your drngtfBt for  If he cannot supply  H.    _.._  tbe  MARVEL,  other, bnt send  accept no'  stamp for Was*  UlUDli     UU.    DDUU    D.UIUD   1    trated book���sealed. It gtveB full  particulars and directions lnvaluabl_  to ladles. WINDSORSCPPLY CO.. Windsor. Out  The Merritt Mercantile Co.  Merritt, B. C.  w BE NIGOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, August 16 1912,  Every Kind.  A. F. RANKINE  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Regular council  Monday evening.  meeting next  Mrs." Andrew Bi'yden is visiting relatives in Ladysmith.  Major Conant was a visitor to  thl metropolis on .Tuesday.  Captain and Miss Leader of  Nicola were in the city on Tuesday.  fc C������T~~*  ,W. H. Cowan spent the. week  erfd at Mammette Lake as the  g#est of Mr.-Qufhville.  Andrew Hoggan, proprietor  of the City Hotel, and accompanied by Harry Ward were  Merrittites who spent the past  week at Victoria and other coast  points returning home on Saturday evening.  In the mare or gelding class 15  hands or over, at the horse show  of the Vancouver Exhibition on  Monday last Credential was  awarded first prize and Sheila  M. second. Both horses are  owned by Mr. T. J. Smith.  ��Mrsv4."Eastwood left yesterday on a two week's visit with  fr/iends^t'Seattle, Wash.  Dr. Cameron of Vancouver  was a guest at the Coldwater  hotel on Monday evening. The  Dr. left by auto stage on Tuesday morning for the Aspen Grove  district where he has considerable mining property.  Gun Club Shoot  At the weekly shoot of the  Merritt Gun _Club there was a  good turnout and owing to getting a late start and the trap not  throwing    regular   Birds,    the  scores were not as high as last  week, however some very good  shooting was done.    With the initiation fee reduced to $2.00 there  have been six ne <v members initiated in the past week and as  the membership fee is now in  the reach of all there is no better opportunity for those desiring to learn to shoot than to join  the gun Club.    Mr.  Harrisson  the secretary of the club has had  twelve years   of  experience in  trap shooting and knows something about the game and will  cheerfully teach to the best of  his knowledge any new beginners.   Shooting will be held Sunday mornings at 9.30 and Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m.  The results are as follows:  Gun Case event 25 targets per  man. E. Baltz 23, Gay 19, Harrisson 18, Graham 18, Fowler 17,  Boyd 11,.  The total results are:  f John Mitchell and J. 0. Davies  of London, Eng., were visitors  to the valley this week.  Mr. Hathaway of Kamloops  has been in the city the past  week going over the local telephone system, the storm of  last Thursday disorganizing the  system. A number of new  phones were also put in.  ! The Oddfellows will  institute  leir new lodge, Pittitok No. 13  next Tuesday    afternoon   and  evening.  ?Kobert Morris, A. H. Barnett,  aifePAr Guitfur, were visitors in  th��. city this week from Princeton.        ��� 'v%* --1*""���"  ��� N. Peterson proprietor of the  J City Livery and  Feed  Stables,  has purchased a new Ford automobile.  f < ���  +L-  j: Chas.- Law, . mining engineer,  came in from the-Tulameen on  Mon^ay^and left for his home at  Vancouver on Tuesday.  ��� R. A., Smith of the 0. K.  Transfer,, accompanied by his  eldest 'daughter went down to  Vancouver last Saturday. ���  I On Tuesday there left the sta-  |ioi��<��bcNic61a, ten cars of beef  cattle.jconsjgned to P. Burns at  Vajpppover from the Douglas  take Cattle Co's ranch.  Miss Smith, of Kamloops, who  has been visiting her sister Mrs.  T. Clarke of this city for the  past two weeks, returned to her  home on Wednesday. Miss Smith  is one of the staff of the Hudson  Bay Co., in the above named  city.  Shot at.  Broke.  Gay,                  55  45  E. Baltz           45  40  Graham,          45  32  Boyd,               45  23  Fowler,             55  45  Ragsdale,         25  22  Laurenze,         10  ' 9  Ransom,           30  24  Slough,     ���- v 10   .  8  Harrisson,        25  18  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Sunday, Aug. 18, 1  [912.  Nicola���11 a. m.  Merritt���Divine Service,  7.30  p. m.  2.30 p.m., Sunday  School  Rev. J. A.  Petrie  ��  .pastor.  Children's  ers  Splendid variety at special prices to clear. Regular  $1.25 for $1.00, 50c for 40c* 75c for 60c.  Children's Dresses  H. C. Meeker manager of the  Nicola Valley Pine Lumber Co.,  at'Canford was "in the city oh  Wednesday. Mr. Meeker reports  everything at the big mill running smoothly and the mill is  kept tared to her full capacity.  Miss Edna Standish of the  Vancouver General Hospital staff  spent a few days in the city this  week on a visit to her sister Miss  Olla Standish, matron of the N.  V. General Hospital, Miss Standish was on her way back to the  coast after spending her holidays  at her home at Lacombe, Aita.  v &._&. Bright of Bright and McDonald railway contractors, was  in,the city the first of thie week.  jThis firm, had a contract on the  JKeftle*Valley last fall and their  )utfit'i's still stored up along the  pine?"--*-~   'i.     -���-.������   ��� -  ��� Keep September 17th, 18th and  ���19th'open to" attend the celebration of the 100th birthday of  Kamloops, B. C. The people of  the^i Inland Capital are laying  Sthejjnselves out to give everybody  ^tsplendid time, and there will  he something doing every minute  pf feach bf the three days.  Mr. J. J. Plommer, secretary-  treasurer of the Nicola Valley  Coal and Coke Co., with headquarters at Vancouver, paid the  local   office   of   the   company a  visit this week.      [  ������������o���'���   Earnest Shearman, managing  director of the British Canadian  Cannery at Stevenson, was in the  city=the=past=week.  ANGLICAN CHURCH  . Sunday, Aug. 18th.  Nicola���8 a.m.  Merritt���11 a.m.  Nicola���7.30 p. m.   (Memorial  Service to late Mrs. Matthews.)  No Sunday School during the  school holidays.  J. Thompson,  ~ "' Vicar.  Corporation of the City of Merritt  Tenders Wanted  TENDERS are called for the erection of a Power House at Merritt to be  built of concrete or brick, plans and  specifications can be seen at the Office  of the City Clerk, Merritt, B. C.   -  Tenders to be in the hands of the City  Clerk not later than 8 p. m. on Monday,  August 19th.   'The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.   ���  HARRy PRIEST.  City Clerk:  I  THE  New and  up-to-date,   splendid  for  hot weather.  Regular $2.25, 2.00 and 1.50. Special $1.65,1.30  and 1.10.  Ladies White Waists.  For true Western hospitality  and a right good time, the Vancouver druggists are 'way up, so  report A. F. Rankine and G. M.  Gemmill who returned Sunday  night from the convention of the  Canadian Pharmaceutical Association held in that city last week.  :���������  If you want a gentlemen's Cigar  go to  the  BRUNSWICK  '*�����?������>-*���    *.t.  in stock  THE"J_.E PREFERENCE" (Ten minutes in Havana).   La Flor De Vallens.     Savannah.  .".'������v.- ��� Our Dick. Etc.  If you like a mild cigar try the "Bobby Burns".   Ask the doctor.  You waste In looking up domestic help could be saved  by simply Inserting a " Help  Wanted" ad. in our Classified  Columns. Our paper is read  by the desirable class, and  goes into hundreds of homes  that get no other.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The choicest of Beef, mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, tiggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  The flies that are now in your  kitchen and dining-room were probably feasting on some indescribable  nastiness less than an hour ago, and  as a single fly often carries many  thousands of disease germs attached  to its hairy body, it is the duty of  every;housekeeper to assist in exter--  ruinating this worst enemy of the  human race.  Real  bargains.    Be    sure    you    get  in  on   this.  Regular $1.75 and $1.50.    Special $1.00 each.  Hats  .'.A'O  Must be sold   now,  so we are going to give them  away at 50c each.    Regular $1 and 75c.  SUMMER SUITS  kill flies in such immense quantities  as cannot be approached by any other  fly killer. '     '  For the men and boys who want the very best in  clothes, this is the store. There are no finer clothes  made. Suits in a wide range of fabrics, tailored in  the latest and most stylish models to suit the taste  of business men and young men. We're showing  unusual values and we are certainly making a hit  with  hose who know "what's what." This is head  quarters for  PROPER CLOTHES  ���a brand which has won large favor all over  Canada. We feature them and take a good deal  of pleasure in showing them, We know you can't  look at them not wanting to buy, and you won't  find any better clothing anywhere.  . ��� i ' y  Our business is growing at a rate that keeps us  fairly on the jump. Must be a reason.  u  The Diamond Vale Supply Company  Limited

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