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Array DOING WHAT?  Why wearing low shoes.  They are al! Ihe go now.  They are not only stylish but  are very comfortable and cooling to the feet.  We   know  them.  because we wear  Better get yours before they  are all gone.  ALL LEATHERS  MANY SHAPES  LATEST STYLES  $5.00 and $5.50.  F. A. REID & CO.  Limited  ' "    y.:~y7~::-'7 -     Specialists in        r  Men's Clothing, Furnishings, Boots and Shoes.  FIRST BOUT  Defeated Merritt Three Games out  of Five at Tennis Last Saturday  The first round in the competition for the Strickland Tennis  Cup was played at Nicola last  Saturday afternoon under good  weather conditions. Messrs Boyd,  Costigan, Petrie, Round, Smythe  and Coffee represented the local  club, while Captain Leader and  Messrs F. and H. Heyland, Rev.  Thompson, Beadle and Murray  played for Nicola. Nicola won  two single and one double while  Merritt was successful in two  doubles. The court was rather  loose on account of the early forenoon' heat, but at that it was as  even for one club as the other,  with possibly the very slight difference in favour of Nicola. '������  Messrs Leader and Beadle were  easily the stars of the Nicola  club, demonstrating a nice mastery of cuts and drives, and good  control in volleying. They played in the singles against Boyd  and Costigan, whom they defeated handily by good margins.  The best set in the singles was  the opening one between Boyd  and Leader, the former winning  the first game only. Time after  time there were splendid rallies  with now and then sensational  saves by each player. Boyd was  up to his opponent in drives,  though not so good in receiving  and long volleys. Leader showed  an inclination to lob the ball back  a great deal, having good control of such as were directed to  the back of the court. Leader  won: 6-1 and 6-1.  The singles between Beadle, of  Nicola, and Costigan, of Merritt  were briefer than the first singles  as there were not so many long  rallies. Beadle is wicked on returned serves, generally 'finding  the far corners with low, swift  cuts which breakly about a foot.  He has a happy knack of keeping  all his balls low, many barely  1 skimming over the top of the net.  It may be said in justice to Costigan that he was hot playing to  his usual form, being weak at  volleying and inclined to be a bit  wild on backhand atrokes, at  which, his opponent excelled.  Beadle won: 6-1 and 6-1.  Leader and Beadle in the doubles won handily from Boyd and  Costigan.    Score: 6j-l and 6-0.  The closest set of doubles was  the second between Smythe and  Round against F. andH. Heyland.  Both Smythe and Round brought  rounds of applause from the  spectators by sensational saves  at critical moments, 'their opponents coming in for a good share  of approval. The latter would  make an excellent team had they  had a little more practise; but  they have not played for a long  time and naturally were a little  out of form. Merritt won: 6-2  and 6-4.  Rev. Petrie and Coffee of the  local club, won the first set of the  doubles with Rev., Thompson and  G. Murray by a good margin,  and were successful in the second set by a smaller margin.  Rev. Petrie played in excellent  form and made many nice cuts  which drew applause from the  spectators. His serving was also  first-class. Both Mr. Thompson  and George Murray played good  games, but were weak at returning swift serves, though good at  volleying.    Score 6-2 and 6-3.  The ladies of the club were  charming hostesses and remarkably keen on good plays. Afternoon tea was served by them at  about five o'clock, and was a delightful break in theisport.  Among those present were:  Mesdames J. Leader and J. Leader jr., S. Kirby, A..E. Howse,  H. H. Matthews, S. Beadle F.  Slough, J. P. Boyd, |W. Pooley,  Lodwick, and Missesll. and M.  Seaton, Murray (2) and Leader,  and Messrs Lodwick, Rowlands,  Wood-Lee, Thompson, Rev. Mur-  FOR  OWN YOUR  Own Home  The Diamond Vale company offers vou  the opportunity to purchase a homesite  ion the Diamond Vale field, south of the  railway track on easy terms.  Inside Lots 50x120  Corner  a  50x120  If you pay cash we will reduce these  prices 10 per cent.  TITLE GUARANTEED  See  at the Diamond Vale Supply Co.  ray, "Rey. Thonipsoiif.G.'Ivi'array,-  Rev. Petrie, Dr. Perry, F. and  H. Heyland, Beadle, J. Leader,  Smythe, Round, Boyd and Costigan.  The next round will be played  on the local court tomorrow afternoon.   ��.   Editor F. M. Coffee Leaves. ..  Frank M. Coffee left on Monday morning to join the Seymour  survey party now working down  the Coquahalla from the Cold-  water summit to Hope.    Frank  has been pushing the pencil on  The News for the past year and  a half and the arduous  duties of  a country editor  with the long  hours from  early  morn  till late  at night will  in  the  course of  time tell upon the most vigorous  constitution,  so to get outdoor  action,   live   next    to    nature,  breath the  cool bracing air from  the  snow-capped   peaks,   drink  the pure icy  waters from  the  mountain  streams,   live   for   a  while where there is no such a  thing as the rush  and hustle in  the publishing of a newspaper���  banishrit^rom^his^thoughts^en^  tirely���is  the   life    Frank   has  longed for for the last while and  has finally become a reality.    In  the rush to get away he did not  inform us  what   his particular  part on  ihe survey  was  to be,  but we take  it that it must be  either chief or   back   flag-man.  However, we wish you ever luck  in   your new  field   of   activity  Frank,   and that upon your return you will tip  the scales five  stone heavier, be hard of muscle  and be full of vim and vigor.   . o __  Who Wants The Station?  Do you want the old Station?  If you do call on Mr. E. Saunders  at the Coldwater Hotel and he  will give you a perfectly free  title to this building. Don't delay if you want a home for nothing.  Bank of  Montreal  to Have Fine  $10,000 Home.  On November 20th the local  branch of the Bank of Montreal  will move from their present  quarters, corner of Nicola Ave.,  and Voght street, to their new  home at the corner of Garcia St.  and Quilchena avenue.  A contract was signed on  Tuesday last by the contracting  firm of Davis & Saunders of Vancouver, with the Bank of Montreal, to erect andliave ready for  occupancy on the above mentioned date a fine modern two storey  building, and work upon which  was started yesterday. The  contract priceis $10,000.  At this corner th.e bank owns  108 feet facing on Quilchena  avenue with a dep.th of 120 feet  on Garcia street. The present  structure is being built on the  inside of the lot adjoining the  McDonald block. The reason  the bank is building on the inside of the lot is to leave this  valuable corner for more permanent premises.  It is the intention to level off  this corner, seed it down and  erect a neat fence all the way  around.  The building will' cover a  ground space of 33 x 65 feet and  will have a concrete foundation.  The basement in which a modern heating plant,will be installed, will be 33 x 30 feet in size.  The building itsejf will be a  frame one.  The whole of the lower floor  will' be used for. banking purposes and will be finished inside  with panneled effect with. large  beamed ceiling.  An extraordinary large vault,  to be built of brick-and reinforc-  ed:with steel^-the walls of-which  will be about two feet in thickness, is only one of the modern and up-to-date conveniences  which are to be installed.  The second story  will  be di-  yided into seven rooms, as-well as  bath room and toilet,  and are  to be nicely furnished throughout,   they will be used for the  accommodiation of the staff em  ployed at the local branch.    The  walls  and ceilings on this floor  are to be lathed and plastered  with a hard finish.  The building will be heated  throughout by hot water heating  plant and lighted by electricity.  Speaking to a News man Mr.  Earnest Saunders who is looking after the work here for his  firm, stated that all materials  used in the construction would  be purchased from local dealers,  and that no help would be  brought in in from the coast,  with possibly the exception of a  foreman ,  Much credit is due, and every  citizen in the town appreciate  the successful efforts of the  locaLmanager?_Mr.^A.JV.Strick-  land in helping to build up Merritt by the erection of this new  home for his bank as well as the  large bank manager's residence  which the bank had erected here  a short time since.  Mrs. A. C. Falconer, John Warren, B. Dixon, Alex. Archibald,  Yone, a Chinese kitchen man  and H. Greig.  The inquiry tended to show  that the first fire on the morning  of the 1.6th resulted accidentally  from an explosion of gas or gasoline around the coffee urn in the  Star Cafe.  The fire in the pool room on  the 18th remains a mystery as it  started in the inside of a store  "room which was locked up and  the whole place had been securely locked and vacated by everyone at .1.30 the evening before.  When the alarm was sounded at  3 a. m. the pool room was still  locked up and two doors had to  be broken before the fire could  be reached.  It developed that on the 20th  of June, insurance to the extent  of ,$2200.00 had been placed on  the contents of the Star restaurant, but there was no evidence  to connect this fact with either  of the fires, although the policy  appeared to be an excessive amount. The insurance was placed  by Chas. Falconer through H.  Greig, as agent of The Ontario  Fire Insurance Co.  K. V. CONTRACTS  TO BE LE  Take up Freight Rates With Commission  President G. B. Armstrong of  the local Board of Trade and who  was appointed a delegate by the  Board to take up the question of  cheaper freight rates before the  railway commission which will  hold its first-sitting in Vancouver  tomorrow, left yeterday for the  terminal city. Rates on coal  shipments from the valley both  east'and west as well as incoming shipments of goods coming  from the coast, are. the most important questions Mr. Armstrong  will.take up with the commission  with a view to having a reduction  on these rates made.  the  Gun Club Shoot  At' the weekly   shoot   of  Merritt Gun  Club there was a  better turnout of trigeretts than  usual and in addition to the Gun  Ca_e.event, 210-bird events were  shot,off.    The shooting on  the  whole was. very promising and  all those desiring to have a little  practice   before   duck   shooting  season opens, should join the club  at.once.    Weekly shoots are held  every Wednesday even'ng c >m-  mencing at 6.30 at the traps  situated at the rear of the Merritt  hotel.  Scores in Gun Case event, 25 targets;  Chas. Graham, 22  H. Priest, 21  W. Fowler, ��� "     -       -16  G. Harrisson, 16  H. Armstrong, 16  Events Nos. 2 and 3, 10 targets each.  Settlement of Right-of-way  Down  Coquahalla in Sight.  A despatch from the coast says  that within the next two weeks  the Contract will be awarded by  the Kettle Valley line for the  construction of a twelve mile  section from Coldwater Junction  westward to the summit of the  Hope mountains. In that district the clearing of the right of  way has been going on for the  past month.  It is also intnnded as early as  possible to proceed with,the work  of construction a section similar  in length from the summit in a  westerly direction down theCoqu-  ahalla river.  It is also reported that through  the   officials   of   the   provincial  government     an     arrangement  whereby the Grfat Northern and  Kettle Valley lines, thu latter being the Canadian Pacific railway  will jointly build and jointly  operate a single line of track from  the summir of Hope mountain to  Hope   is   being arranged.    This  will mean  a  friendiy settlement  of the dispute between the rivals  which for months past have -had  applications before the Dominion*-  railway   board  for approval   of.  their respective routes down the  Coquahalla Rver.    It will obviate the building of two- separate  lines and thus  save  millions.of  dollars as the construction work  is of a very expensive character.  Both roads are desirous of building   separate   lines,   the  Kettle  Valley   line   having   priority of  location leaving the worst sid ..of  tlie river to its rival.    The carrying out of this programme   however, would involve several   sections on the lower reaches of the  Coquahalla,   a serious drawback  * on a:mountain line ffowi^aiisPp^  erating standpoint.    The Great  Northern was willing to make a  compromise by building its own  line parallel to and on ��� the same  grade as the Kettle Valley line.  The belief is expressed that the  single track line will answer all  traffic   requirements   for   many  years to come.    The basis of- settlement now about effected will  probably be ratified by. the railway commission during: its coming western tour.  No. 2  No. 3  H. Priest,   -  10  ���  W: Fowler,  9  7  H. Armstrong,  8  8  G. Harrisson  8  6    .  P. Ransom,  6  6  Geo. Ransom,  7  ���  C. Graham,  7  ��� -  C. Laurenze,  -         7  4  A. Tarrant,  6     I  9*  I 8 WM-MllWWW 1  Constable Takes a. Holiday  Provincial Constable A. H.  Gravenor has been taking his  holidays in the Nicola Valley this  week with Mrs. Gravenor. Pete  Draper lias acted as deputy constable Uuring his absence. ���West  Yale Review.  Fire Investigation  As a result of two fires within  three days on the block of buildings in Voght Street occupied by  the Star Restaurant, Brunswick  Pool Room and Brown's barber  shop, the Provincial Supt. of Fire  Insurance, Mr.   E.   F.   Gunther,  arrived on Wednesday   evening  and on Thursday morning began  an official inquiry into the causes  of these fires at the city police  building.    J. A. Maughan, represented interested parties.  The following witnesses were  examined: Night Watchman  Smith and Constable Smith, Jas.  Fairley who was in charge of the  pool room when the fire occurred  there, H. S. Cleasby and Isaac  Eastwood, who held a chattel  Morgage on the contents of the  Star Cafe, C. J. Vanhear proprietor of the Brunswick pool room,  Collision on C. P. R.  In a rear-end collision between  two freight trains which occurred last Sunday night at about 10  o'clock at Toketic a small station  on the C. P. R., five miles east  of Spences Bridge, three trainmen were injured.  An east bound freight hauled  by No. 1601 in charge of Conductor B. Johnson with J. Adams as  engineer   crashed   into   another  freight which was standing be  tween switches derailing several  cars and tearing up the track.  Seeing-danger imminent engineer  Adams jumped and in his fall his  head struck a rail with sufficient  force to cause  concussion.    E  Bushlein,  fireman suffered sev  eral fractured ribs as well as internal injuries while C. Alban,  breakman got off with   severe  bruises.   Auxiliary trains  were  despatched from North Bend and  Kamloops to clear the wreckage  while the injured men were taken  to   the   hospital   at    Kamloops  where their wounds were attended   to.    Engineer  Adams   died  there on Wednesday.  Census Returns  The official returns of the 1911  census of Canada, gives the population  of the federal constituency of Yale-Cariboo,as 56,382.  Of this number the males are  37,167, and the females i9,215.  The total land area is given at  111,956,530  acres or 174,932.08  square miles.    The number of  persons to the square   mile  is  0.32.     The   population   of  the  whole of Canada per square mile  is computed at 1.93 and of British Columbia 1.09.   Tjke population of the sub-districts of the  iYale-Cariboo~ridin:g~isygivernif  follows: Kamloops 8362: Cariboo  5993; Grand Forks 2814; Green-,  wood 1557; Kamloops ;(c)  3277,  (although the police census taken  during last winter gave the city  of Kamloops well over 4000 people,)    Lillooet   2898; . Okanagan  11,275; Similkameen 4134; Yale  (part.) 6588; Enderby (c) 1577;  Greenwood (c) 778; Kelowna (c)  1663; Merritt  (c)  703; Phoenix  (c) 662; Vernon (c) 2671.    -  In the Kamloops district there  are  1729  dwellings  with   1743  families inhabiting same; it does  not include Kamloops City which  is given at 699 dwellings with  715 families, this being considerably below the mark given at the  police census.   The areas of the  rural   sub-districts of the   Yale  Cariboo   riding  are:   Kamloops  6,709,970 acres or 19,484.36 sq.  miles.   Kamloops City 760 acres  or 1.19 sq. miles.   Cariboo 83,-  667,680 acres or 130,730.75 sq.  miles.  .Lillooet 11,698,240 acres,  or 18,278.50 sq. miles.   Merritt  1615 acres or 2.52 sq. miles.  -  Walter Harmer  the coast.  left today for ..Slfe*rt-<KVK*JT3N.-T2f^"*iiEn��!Wi_,��'-^<*e_^^J^ii^^    ~     Jw--����������- --m m" -      -       ���-��� ���**   THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday. July 26.  1912  K. OF P.  Nicola Valley  Lodge No. 46,  meets in Reid's  Hall every Wednesday night at 8  p. m. All visiting  brethren are cordially invited to  attend.  Knight  Knight W.  Cranna  K. R. S��  0.   F.  Court Nicola No.  8931 meets the 2nd  and 4th Thursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  Room. Barwick  Block, Nicola, B.  C. Visiting brethren   cordially   in  vited to attend.  !;7i   Geo. L. Murray C. R.  - H.  H. Matthews, Sec.  A.F.&A  The editor is presiding officer of  an important local gathering.  He is the custodian and protector  of local interests, the daily and  weekly interpreter of national  and international events. He is  the school teacher for the grownups, a man who uses his eyes,  his ears, his knowledge of the  country his powers of observation, for the benefit of the busy  men and women around him.  The day will come when this  work will be recognised and rewarded as it should be. And  this newspaper will be very proud  to have a hand in hurrying along  that day."  Provincial News  The pay roll of the British  Columbia division of the Canadian Pacific railway during the  last month amounted to $640,000.  Government officials estimate  that 25,000 men will be required  to handle this year's crop in the  northwest.  about August 1. Mr. McMynn,  who is well and favorably known  throughout the interior of British  Columbia, has been appointed to  the superintendency of the provincial prison farm on Burnaby  lake, near New Westminster.  The prison farm   contains   192  acres, upon which the sum of  $225,000 is available for the construction of buildings this year.  Temporary buildings are now  being erected on the farm andir  the near future quarters for tho  accommodation of 600 prisoners  will be built.  CANADA'S PULPWOOD  . Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  R eid's HJall  th e second-  Tuesdayof each  month at 8 p.  m.    S.ojour n  ing brothers cordially invited.  S. J.1 Solomon Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  R.  H  P.  E. P.  H. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  J.: Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S.. B.C.L.S  B.Sc. B.C.L.S.  Heywood  Christie, Dawson  & Hey wood  : : Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  ;���,; Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch    ,..'-...      Ashcroft, B. C.  j. a; maughan  v    ��� ���  y " ySolicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong's Store  Quilcheroa. Avenue. Merritt  M.IL. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  V      .   Barriiter a_d Solicitor.  ��� '!. Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $��.00 a year  in   advance  -"��� '.>"������ &JSix months $1.00  J. W. ELLIS ----       -       -       -       -      Manager  One dollar per inch per month 'fer regular advertising. 'Land and water notices $7.00 for 60  daya. -.$5.00 for 30 days.  Classified, advertising 10 words for 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates   furnished for large contract ad  vertiaingl1"'-'-'  .    . Address  .'.    THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt. BC.  i Phone 25.  VALUEOF LOCAL NEWSPAPER  -..*���������-      ��� ���  Many of us, of course, would  feel "happier if we could begin  our work-with a life pension that  would free us from all care afterwards;- writes Arthur Brisbane of  the New York Evening Journal.  But the country editor goes to  work- with no pension and no  guarantee. He asks no pension  no cash..? in advance, only fair  play anidi-a chance to work.  That -is why we have in the  past and today tried and shall in  the: future try to impress on our  rparlefsliand-on^big^advertisers  Ever since the Province of  Quebec forbade the export of  pulpwood cut from Crown lands,  considerable interest has been  taken in the question as to how  the price of pulpwood would be  affected. A leading paper trade  periodical estimated that the  price of pulpwood had advanced  one dollar per cord. This is corroborated by the bulletin on  pulpwood lately compiled by the  Forestry branch of the Department of the Interior.  According to this bulletin, the  average price of pulpwood in  Quebec province during 1911,  was higher by ninety-seven cents  than during 1910. In Ontario  the price actually fell twenty  cents per cord, while in Nova  Scotia and New Brunswick increases of twenty-nine and  twenty-two cents respectively  are announced.  A question that is just beginning to come into notice in the  Dominion is the utilization of  saw-mill waste as material for  pulp making. A very small  quantity of such waste is so  utilized byc three firms which  own both sawmills and pulp-  mills. '  The establishment of a prison  farm near New Westminister is  an entirely new departure on the  part of the Provincial government,   which   will allow of the  prisoners  being   kept   at   work  during the time they are serving  their sentences.    The Provincial  government is desirous of instituting a system which will tend  -to elevate rather than  deteriorate  the minds of prisoners, believing that many men who spend  time in the various jails in Nelson, Kamloops,   New Westminster and elsewhere in the province to which prisoners  are at  present sent do not allow of this  to the extent at which the government aims,   hence the establishment of the prison farm.  The Canada Gazette contains  notice of prorogation of parliament until August 31. As there  is no possibility of the house  meetmg before November, the  notice is certain to appear at  least once more before the date  of the sitting is definitely fixed.  The provincial police have been  asked to institute a search for  Edgar Parsonage, aged 22 years,  who was last heard of working  with a construction gang employed on, the C. P. R. ^  One hundred thousand young  trout, which were being shipped  by the Dominion Government  for the stocking of the southern  end of Okanagan Lake, died in  transport owing to a delay of  six hours at Sicamous, where  the water was not fitted to preserve them.  In an interesting article on  gambling in outside real estate,  Col. Lowry says in the Greenwood Ledge: ''It is much safer to  play poker, for in that kind of a  gamble you can at least have  fun, and get a few drinks before  the kitty swallows all the chips.  In the real estate game it is a  hundred to one shot that you  never get anything but a piece of  paper, and your own dreams  about easy money."  Following the murder of an  Italian laborer at the C. N. R.  construction camp near Ashcroft  on Monday, Barney Mulligan, an  Irish foreman, is held on a charge  of wilful murder. A corner's  jury found him directly responsible for the deed, at a preliminary hearing. It is alleged by  the authorities that the laborer,  Vincenzi, who was twenty-seven  years of age, returned, after being dismissed for his time cheque.  Vincenzi was terribly slashed  with a butcher knife.  A dispatch from Golden states  that W. G. McMynn who arrived  there recently from Greenwood  to assume the duties of. government agent, has received further  promotion and will  leave Golden  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The choicest of Beef, mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  OLDWATI  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  SG0UNTRY--JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  M. MclNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C  As the'sun holds sway among the luminaries in the firmament, the diamond will ever reign as monarch among the  precious stones. Buy a flawless diamond of the first water  and you have an investment whose value can never depreciate through time or circumstance. Our Diamond Rings in  single, twin, three and five stone settings are unique, and  nothing can beat our gem rings in which diamonds and other  precious stones are blended with perfect art.  SIMPSON & CRANNA  JEWELERS.  mSSm��Mm  ^i^miitmEmsiiiiimTms^^aBsa^aB^ji  Establshed 1817. Head Offce    Montreal  Capital ... .        $16,000,000.00  Reserve and Undivided Profits      $16,855,185.36  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)    i  A   GENERAL   BANKING BUSINESS    TRANSACTED  BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY  MERRITT  IVICOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open on Tuesda\ s and Fridays only.  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.     -       -    Spacious Rooms.  Excellent accommodation.    -   Well lighted throughout.  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Special  attention   to  commercial trade.  Rates $1.50 per day.    Special Rates by the month  ANDREW HOGGAN,  PROPRIETOR  yszmttemEmBmwmmmsssmzmsEsm  Ice Cream  Is only good when the purest  materials are used in making it.  At  Our Parlors  You are assnred of getting  only the very best quality. Try  our ice cream and you'll be  satisfied.  FAIRLEY BROS.  Bakers and Confectioners.  Quilchena Avenue.  Nicola Valley  Meat Market  ^Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  If you want a gentlemen's Cigar  go to the  BRUNSWICK:  in stock  THE "LE PREFERENCE'  (Ten minutes in Havana).   La Flor De Vallens.    Savannah.  Our Dick. Etc.  If you like a mild cigrar try the "Bobby Burns".   Ask the doctor.  =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  Most  B. C.  the fact that they should do their  share-towards supporting the  local press of the country. There  would be and could be no philan-  throphy about it. Simply wise  self interest should make every  advertiser contribute according  to his means to the support of  the local press.  The. citizen that buys his local  paper gets his money back many  times- over in protection of his  local interests. And the man  who advertises widely and wisely  in the; local press gets his money  back many times over in cash returns./;. "'.  The people should not be niggardly in support of those that  do good work.    ��� Business men  and .the public generally should  be .especially- broad minded and  liberal, iri their support of the  local newspapers that represent  and   ^testify     public     opinion  throughout the country.  The."editorial columns and the  news columns of the local newspaper; are today what the town  meeting used to be in the old days.  In the local  newspaper the citizens meet mentally- and discuss  and think along tha. same lines. J NEWS  PRINCETON  AND COLEMONT  TO  VANCOUVER  Luxurious   Auto Service in  Over the most Picturesque  Route in Canada.  Leaves Coalmont Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, making  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 Hotf 1; Tulameen, Tulameen Stage Co.; Coalmont, Coalmont Truck & Transfer Co.;  Princeton, A. E. Howse Co. Ltd.  tA 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  Women Win as Home Builders  on the^ general principle that it takes a woman to do well the  thing that a man knows all about. However, the making of a  real home is second nature with most women and for that reason  they should be consulted pretty freely about the plans for the  house. When it comes to lumber we find the women are extremely keen_ on the satin finish and smooth surface stuff. Guess they  know that this kind of lumher is going to save a heap of money  in the actual work of building because it won't need any planing  or sand papering l.y the p:-> | enler. We're strong on that very  thing ourselves nmi the n ill we buy of lays particular stress on  tlie high grade quality, bright color and natural grain of their  finish. Flooring, Ceiling, Siding, Case, Base, etc. Come in and  see this for yourself.  - ^''There's No Place Like Home"  VANCOUVER   LUMBER   CO'Y.  MERRITT, SB. C.  J. E. WALKER, Manager.  CALL UP OO  TR��NSPER  TOR LIVERY, EXPRESS'S DRAY^WORK  Brick, Lime, Cemenfr and Plaster  Always on Hand.  Furniture and Piano Moviyg  We have special facilities for this work.  COUTLEE AVENUE -        REAR   DIAMOND VALE   STORE  The Merritt Hotel  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the best.  In every department we aim to please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL TRADE A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  GEO. McGRUTHER, Prop.  Merritt. B. C.  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and    Builders  ^���^^���ii^_��������i_______ntm^________���_���_������������t������!>��� im m^���  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  PHONE 25.    MERRITT, B .C.  ADS   GET   RESULTS  erritt Lumber Yard  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.  *.^WiTJSi^hBM tiT-Wi. * -hx'jlu   x-<iiv_>v_��j_)jn_    v ^iJL/JLiXii I   INJliWiS  can mean but  the service it  tomers   makes  business relations.  one thing���that  renders its cus-  for   permanent  Sporting News  ��� with more than 55 years of  con-  <������ tinuous growth and  satisfactory  service, invites  Savings and Business  Accounts  CAPITAL     -    -   -     -   -     $4,6u8,050  REST   -   -   -.-    :    ---   5,608,050  Incorporated 1855.  :'. 100 Branches in Canada.  MERRITT BRANCH .  B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  A. K.  Open Day and Night  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Chinese Noodles  Chicken Chop Suey.  Chinese Tea.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  r~  Plumbing  -nd  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN'  SHOP ��� Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND  STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  Lacrosse Notes  To all persons following the  Lacrosse game, and not prejudiced one way or the other, it will  be hard for them to understand  the reason for Westminster defaulting last Saturday's game to  Vancouver.  Allowing that Westminster  could not place a winning team  in the field, it would have been  more sportsman like to have  played the game than to let it go  by default.  The question of referees has  always been a cause of dissatisfaction to both clubs and it is a  wonder that an impartial man  could not have been hired for the  series. The loss to the Vancouver Club occasioned by the defaulting of Saturday's game, would  have paid a dozen referees for  some few seasons.  There surely must be many  men capable of looking after the  Coast games, and giving entire  satisfaction to all concerned, and  to most followers of the game  it no doubt is a strange thing  that some outsider was not hired  for the series and a good deal of  the present trouble would have  been eliminated.  As to the decisions of the Lacrosse Commission it seems unreasonable for either club to take  exception to them. As we understand it, the three members  are appointed, one by each club,  and the third man appointed by  these two, and on. that basis it  seems to us, their decisions  should be quite impartial.  .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.  CANADIAN  Western Lines  West of Revelstoke  The race in the Big Four Lacrosse Series in the East, is a tie  between Torontos and Nationals  each having won seven games  and lost three. Next Saturday's  game at Montreal between these  two teams will practically decide  the series, and in our opinion the  Frenchmen are the one best bet.  According to the total goals  scored by each team Torontos  lead by two, but the number of  goals scored against them is fourteen more than against the Nationals. From this it would seem  as though the Nationals home  was -practically as strong-as Tor-"  onto, while their defence is considerably superior.  Should Nationals win out, the  team they will bring to the Coast  for the Cup Series will  be the  same as played there two years  ago, with the exception of Newsy  who is replaced by Jack Laviol-  ette and considered one of the  best home men playing the game.  Laviolette   was  not eligible   to  play in the Cup games two years  ago,  but was seen  in  action in  the exhibition games at Vancouver and New Westminster after  the Cup series.  The Nationals have been play-  hours session between his manager, Tom Jones, and Joe Levy,  who directs the business affairs  of Mexican Joe Rivers.  Almost tearfully Levy reasoned  with Jones, while Promoter Mc-  Cary' sat by and importuned  Jones to consent to a Labor Day  battle. Jones has taken refuge  behind Wolgast's statement that  there will be no fight despite Mc-  Carey's contention that both  practically had accepted his  terms.  Levy on Tuesday announced  that on behalf of his charge he  would claim the world's lightweight title, and that Rivers will  be prepared to meet any of the  aspirants to the title in Los Angeles on Labor Day. McCarey may  promote a fight for the Mexican  but says there is nothing in Rivers' claim for the title.    o   "Send us Another Ingersoli"  "O God, send us another 'Bob'  Ingersoli to arouse people," was  the plea made by Rev. Charles  B. Mitchell, pastor of St James'  Methodist Episcopal church at  the Desplaines Camp meeting in  Chicago last Sunday.  "They sit in the pews with  dull, dead indifference that  breaks our hearts. It would be  better if they threw bricks at  us as] they did at Wesley, but they  don't even talk back. This is an  age of doubt.  ' 'We ministers need more than  apostolic succession in this scoffing, indifferent and godless age.  The pendulum, I believe will  soon begin to swing back again."  Notice    to    Contractors.  NICOLA SCHOOL.  SEALED TENDERS,' superscribed  "Tender for School-house, Nicola,"  wili be received by the Honourable the  Minister of Public Works up to 12  o'clock noon, of Friday, the 26rh day of  July, 1912, for the erection and completion of a lai-ge one-room frame school-  house at Nicola, in the Yale Electoral  District, B. C.  Plans, specifications, contract and  forms of tender may be seen on and after the eighth day. of July, 1912, at the  offices of A. R. Carrington. Esq. Secretary of the School Board, Nicola, B.C.;  the Government Agents, Ashcroft and  Nicola; arid the Department of Public  Works, Paz-liameht Buildings, Victoria,  B. C.  Each proposal must be accompanied  by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of  Canada, made payable to the Honourable the Minister of Public Works for  the sum of $250, which shall be forfeit-J  ed if the party, tendering, decline to enter into contract when called upon to do  so, or if he fail to complete the work  contracted for. The cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them upon the  execution of the contract.  Tenders will not be considered unless  made out on the forms supplied, signed  with the actual signature.of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes furnished.  The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  J. E. GRIFFITH,  Public Works Engineer.  Department of Public Works,  Victoria, B. C, 5th July, 1912.    22-25  Forms Too Various  The district road superintendent whose office has to handle all  bills connected with government  work in the district, has addressed the following circular to the  district road foremen:  "Several firms in this district  have developed a curious practice, viz.: that of sending in their  monthly statements on the first  scrap of paper available. Your  co-operation is requested to discourage this as far as possible.  Of course it is quite on the cards  that some of them have not got  proper bill-heads printed, but as  these statements have to be kept  on file for an indefinite period, a  word from you to those whom  you find are inclined to be lax  in such matters would be appreciated.���Yours truly. D. G. Sutherland, Road Superintendent,"  DEPARTMENT OF LANDS  WATER RIGHTS BRANCH  ing the same team for three  seasons, and should they win out  in the East we believe the Cup  series will certainly be worth going to see.  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.  TAKE NOTICE that the Board of  Investigation, acting under Part III, of  the "Water Act''-, will meet at  PRINCETON  on the 9th day of August, 1912, at 2  o'clock in the afternoon, to hear and  determine claims to water rights existing on the 12th   day of March. 1909,  on: ' .      ''';'.���"'  Similkameen River and tributaries,  Wolf Creek, Nine-Mile Creek, Cold-  water Creek, Bromley Creek, Steeven-  son Creek,, Five.-Mile-Creek, Lu-la-w  la-uh Creek, N-Kan-se-ko Creek, Aks-  spe-papts-in- Creek, Chu-chu-way-ha  Creek, N-kam-a-he-nat-co Creek, Jim  Creek, Granite Creek,"Cedar.Springs  .Creek, Deer Lake,, Summer's Creek,  Graveyard Creek, " One-mile. Creek,  Otter Creek; Boulder Creek, Strong  Meadows, Deep Lake, Small Beaver  Lake, Elliott Greek, Cedar Creek, Six-  mile Creek, Three-mile Creek,- Collins  Gulch Stream, Big Kid Lake, Red  Deer Creek, Gordon Creek, ���. Ashnola  River, Kingston Creek, 'Eighteen-mile  Creek, Brohagen Creek, Sixteen.mile  Creek, Fifteen-mile Creek, .Stirling  Creek, Tom Creek, A-che-ghip-flat  Creek, Snit-hse-tse-pas-kah Creek,  Stray-horse  Lake,   Clearwater   Lake,  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 must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchant  able output of the mine at the rate of  five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such  returns should be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an-acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior; Ottawa,  or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of rhe Interior.  N.B.���Unauthorised   publication   of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  The Gurney-Oxford  promi  "WATER ACT"  .ALL PERSONS who have any water  rights within the Nicola Water District  are required to file claims with the  Comptroller of Water Rights, at the  Parliament Buildings, on or before the  30th day of July next." Parties who  have already filed claims :,will" be notified in a few days whether further information is required." The Board  desires to ' have all claims examined  and'compared with the departmental  maps and books-before the hearing of  evidence...   , ::"  . Mr.; C. H.���Duhbar, t a barrister, has  been appointed .by the Minister of  Lands to assist the holders '��� of water  rights in the /preparation of. their  statements of claims,., and will be at  the different places mentioned below  on the date fixed.' He will be provided  with the necessary forms but the  claimants shoukTbring a sketch showing their land and the streams with  the point of diversion shown; this  sketch may be drawn  No matter what comes or goes���meals we must have  The preparation of meals comes round three times  a day.  Every housewife wants to know that she can depend  on her stove absolutely; she wants to know that there  is no element of chance br likelihood of mishap in her  cooking arrangements; that meals will be ready  promptly on time.  The Gurney Economizer is an assurance against  accident and mishap in cooking. It is a simple device  and found only on the Gurney-Oxford. One lever  controls everything.. The fire can be slowed down  for hours and revived in a few minutes. An arrange-  ment of flues makes the Gurney-Oxford Oven always  uniformly heated���the Gurney-Oxford Oven is never  to blame! It will make a good cook a better cook; it  does more than its share towards making every meal  a success and a pleasure.  The Merritt Mercantile Co.  Merritt, B. C.  ii)  Creek,   Thirty-two-mile   Creek, _Smith   have in the wav of rl^rts   ��onrH��   3  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola  herritt  Train leaves 12.40 daily for  all points East and West;  Returning, leaves 18.25.  =4Fickets=on=sale=to=alHpoints=  Canada ,and United States.  Accommodation reserved  and complete passage booked to any part of Great Britain or from Great Britain  to Canada. If sending  for your friends purchase  your ticket here and avoid  the risk of sending money.  For rates andjsailings apply  to  M.  Agent  li. SHORE  Merrill, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. RODIE  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.1  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets and Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST; Qranit Ave. Merritt  Charles Mink the great trick  and trap shooter representing the  Dominion Cartridge Co., who is  well known here, won high honors at the  Seattle trap shooting  tournament, held at Seattle this  past week.     Competing against  "12=of^th^b^st^r6fgslionartrap-  shooters in the Pacific Northwest  and against a field of seventy of  the leading amateurs.    Mr. Mink  broke 288 out of 300, an average  of 96 per cent.    As the conditions  for shooting   were   exceedingly  difficult, a sandstorm which  was  blinding and a strong wind which  made the targets very era tic in  their flight on both days of the  shoot,  Mr.  Mink's shooting,  all  things   considered   was   simply  wonderful.    Mr. Posten  of San  Francisco   was   second   with   a  score of 285, and Mr. Le Barclay  representing the Winchester Repeating Arms Co., was third with  284.  This is surely enough evidence  to convince all those contemplating hunting game, birds and  ducks this fall that there is no  ammunition made to exceed  Dominion manufacture.  NOTICE  Coal 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 followingdescribed  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,  ^Nicolai=BFG.T-20th=Julyrl912.  Creek, Gold Creek, Schumaker Creek,  Bear Creek, Twenty-mile Creek, Shoe-  make Creek, Tom Mark Creek, Murphy  Creek; Sunset Creek, and their tributaries and two unnamed streams in the  vicinity. ;s  Dated  at  Victoria.   B.C.,   the 18th  day of June, 1912.  By order of  the  Board of Investigation.  J. P. ARMSTRONG,  Acting Comptroller of Water Rights.  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:���  Commencing at a post planted at  north-west corner of Lot 301 on banks  of 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.  Rr"Z=ChandlerrArgent.  have in the way of deeds, records, and  entries that Mr. Dunbar may see  them. Mr. Dunbar will also prepare  any objections which may be made.  When the claims are all in, the Board  will examine the claims and objections,  and a list will be sent to the Government Agent at Nicola, who will show  it to any person who apppes.  Mr. Dunbar will be at:���  Aspen Grove:   From 2 p. m., on the  16th, and on 17th and 18th July.  .: Merritt:   Fromnoon-onthe 19th and  on 20th July.  ���Nicola:   On 22nd July.  Quilchena:   On 23rd July. '-��� '���"���'.'  .   Dated at Victoria July 8th, 1912.  J.- F.- ARMSTRONG,  Acting Comptroller of Water Rights  The Place to Dine  The STAR CAFE  VOGHT STREET  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Wines and Liquors.  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  of the next best.  J  Refusing to desert bis determination not to fight again before  Thanksgiving Day, Ad Wolgast  contintu d his preparations to  start, for Portland the first of the  week  in  spite  of another   two  American and Canadian  Scientists tell us the common house fly is the cause  of more disease and death  than any other agency.  WILSON'  FLY  kill  June 24th, 1912.  20-29  Every Woman  Is interested and should know  about the wonderful  Marvel w��lr,,n9 sp"r  Douche  Ask your druggist for   .  It. If be cannot supply  tho  MARVEL, accept no  other, but send stamp for IUob*  trated book���sealed.  It gives full'  Particulars and directions invaluable  to ladies.WINDSORSUPPLYCO..Windsor. Ont  General Agent* for Canada. ��  Water Notice  I, William Swanson of Speous Creek,  Canford, B. C, by occupation a farmer,  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  Electric Restorer for Men  Phosphonol restores every nerve in the boay  _. '.. ������ tPlts Proper tension; restores  rim and vitality. Premature decay and all sexual  weakness averted at once. Phosphonol will  i^'.v Rr 5 new tnan:=rprice=*3 �� boxror two=for-  tb. Mailed to any address. Tho Sooboll Drue  Co., St. Catharines, Ont.  Nicola, B. C, for a licence to take and  use one (1) cubic feet of water per  second from a creek known as Richardson's creek, a tributary of Speous  Creek.  The water will be used on Lot S. W.  Quarter Section 35, for irrigation purposes.  .':'-, -A  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.  ���" vv*iinriAM-swA.NsoNy���'-  Dated this 15th day of July, 1912.  all the  flies  and  disease germs too.  the  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliable French regulator; never fails. These  pills are exceedingly powerful iu regulating: the  uanerative portion of th.: female svsteni. Refuse  all cheap imitations. Dr. do Van's are sold at  *5 n box, or three lor $10. Mailed to any address  Tho Sooboll JL>i-ug Co., St. Catharines, Ont,  Which kind of a culvert  does your waggon cross ?  DOES the road you use pass over rickety,  dangerous wooden culverts, that are constantly in need of repairs and often washed  away entirely?   Or is it carried safely across the low  places by modern, everlasting culverts?   Build your  CULVERTS OF CONCRETE  which  not   only cannot bc' washed   away,  but  actually grow stronccr with age and use.  Every farmer owes it to himself to insist that the  money he pays for road-taxes be spent to tlie best advantage. As a ratepayer, he is entitled to the best roads that  can bc made with that money. When mlverts are washed  out, and the road rendered impassable, he not only suffers  inconvenience but may also be caused financial loss by  inability to get necessary supplies in time for spring planting. And at best, with wooden culverts, part of the money  that should be used to make better roads must be spent  every year for repairs.  Insist upon  Concrete. Culverts  It will pay you and everybody else in your county.  Canada Cement Company Limited  505.Herald Building, Montreal  /  X\  TF you want to know  more about Concrete  Culvert,, write our  Information Depart,  ment.  S.4  PONCRETE  culverts   are  neat, safe, need no  repairs,   and    are  ever-lasting.  y77:iy-<ci77 '������777 ^:V:'S;'"^^'-^'^ HHB NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday. July 26, 1912  v_i___w_rJpn. AflbVPaOTHj  Health Salts  Every Kind.  A. F. RANKINE  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Haying is in full swing  Garcia ranch.  at the  J H: Bland, of Vancouver ar-  riyediin the city on Wednesday  night.  _  ' ���o������������  The regular meeting of the city  council will be held next Monday  evening.    E Vachon, provincial constable here is spending the week at  Vancouver.        ^   j_Brenton of Middlesboro  w;ent over to Kamloops for a few  days,this week.      ^  Br. Gillismade a professional  trip to Tulameen going via Auto  stage on: Mon day.  ?HB  Armstrong with the real  of Gillespies   Ltd.,  visitor to the  estateyhrm  Vancouver/ is a  town this week.  "jas. lnnis who is running sey-  eraifreight- teams out of Lytton  was in the valley this week purchasing more stock.  Louis Masuret, who is now  with the Seymour survey party,  spent the week end with his  mother and sister here.  Mrs. A. W. Strickland, accompanied by her sister Mrs. E.  G. Warren, arrived home from  Greenwood on Monday evening.  Charles Tyne of Lower Nicola,  is having a fine large residence  erected on his ranch at that  place. It is a two storey structure with a concrete foundation.  In size it is 30 x 50 feet..  Mr. G. D, Reid arrived here  this week from his home in New  Brunswick, on a visit to his sons  Mayor F. A. and Blair Reid.  After seeing the Nicola valley  Mr. Reid will go to Victoria for  a short visit with two of his sons  who are successful real estate  men in the Capital city.  i; B - C. Dickson, H/ C. Greig  and., B. B. Conklin of this city  paid Kamloops a visit last Friday and Saturday.  _  "   ;>T.. Heslop proprietor of the  Metropolitan Meat Market, Nicola/was a visitor to the city this  week*.'  .<  �������� ~  ��� I A. N. B. Rodgers, manager  of the local branch of the Bank  of Toronto, returned the first  part of the week from a business trip to coast points.  S. Gerrard, engineer at thc  Nicola Valley Ice and Cold Storage plant has been laid up with  an attack of appendicitis.  ��� : o- ���r ���;.,...  Wm. Mclntyre spent the first  of the week; as the guest of his  brother Murdoch at the Cold-  water hotel. Mr. Mclntyre  whose home is at Lillooet had  been on a business trip to Vancouver and before returning.to  Lillooet came up to spend a few  days in the valley returning to  his home on Wednesday.  - Jas. Bamfield and Fritz Stiffens of Mamette Lake were visitors to! Kamloops the first of the  week and were registered at the  Grand Pacific hotel.  _ Josj Graham manager of the  Inland Coal and Coke Co., has  beenTat the coast during the  week and is expected home to-  . morrow.  ������ o -���  Mrs. N. J. Barwick who has  been visiting friends at Chilliwack for the past week left the  latter place on Tuesday for Vancouver. She is expected home  tomorrow night.  Arthur Oats was the only one  to greet the-police magistrate  when court opened Monday  morning. Arthur appeared oh a  charge of . drunkness. After  listening to a little fatherly advice from the magistrate he  promised to follow closely the  straight and narrow path henceforth, so was let off without a  fine. '  Mr. Arthur Carrington, the  Nicola merchant, was in town  this week.  . : o���'���: '  Mrs. J. .A. McDonald underwent an opera) ion on Tuesday  last at the General Hospital- It  is reported today, that she is recovering nicely.   o <  Miss Russell, who recently  underwent an operation at the  General; Hospital has sufficiently  recovered to be out again, and  will return to her home in Vancouver during the coming week.  o  Elmor Thomas who has been on  the staif of the Diamond Vale  Supply Co., for the past six  months has resigned his position  with that company and accepted  one with the Kettle Valley railway   s brakesman.   ; o'  By the accidental discharge  of a rifle in the hands of his  brother, Leslie Cook received a  nasty wound, the bullet entering  his foot near the instep and having had to be cut out. He is  now a patient at the hospital as  a result.  ���\ *  The Nicola Valley Meat Market  this week installed a new motor  to run their sausage machine  and also put in electric fans in  their meat market, power being  supplied from the new >��� storage  batteries recently installed.  Mr. C. H. Dunbar, a barrister,  who was appointed by the Minister' of Lands to assist the holders of water rights in the Nicola  Water district in the preparation  of their statement of claims was  in the city last Friday and Saturday. He visited Nicola on Monday and was at! Quilchena on  Tuesday. X   '   y  , , 4> ���  H. C. Miles who has been acting as assistant manager at the  Nicola Valley Steam Laundry  Co., has resigned his position  and intends leaving the city.  Accompanied by Mrs. Males they  will leave in a few days on a  trip through the Okanagan, after  which they will go to Spokane,  Wash. >  ��� ������ ���  . ; o-^  The secretary of. the local gun club  wishes the News to state'.that he has  information as to the party who broke  open the trap-house at their Bhooting  grounds the first of the week and stole  a. quantity of ammunition: ."".he trap  house will be left.open until Monday  next to give the said thief a chance to  return same when if it,is not retvrned  ���legal proceedings will-be taken.  plication will be filed in the office of the  Water Recorder at jITicola.  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.  WATER NOTICE  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 Petei  Creek, a stream flowing in a southerly  direction and emptying into Eight Mil*  creek, near Indian Corral. The wate:  will be stored in a reservoir of 360 acres  capacity, built or to be built at a  lake source of creek, and will be use��l  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 tlie  Water Recorder at Nicola.  Objections may be filed with the said  Water Reorder or with the Comptroller of W-iter Rights, Parliament Buildings Victoria. B. C.  CHARLES LOEWEM, Applicant,  by Eric Conant, Agent.  WATER NOTICE  For a licence    to    Take and Use Water  Notice is hereby given that Charles  Lnewen of Cotton.Uuilding, Vancouver,  will apply for a licenre to take and use  100 inches of water out of Tom Peter  Creek, which flows in   a  southerly dir  ection 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 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, Parliamemt Buildings, Victoiia, B. "C.  CHARLES LOEWEN, Applicant,  by Eric Conant, Agent.  Children^ Rompers  Splendid variety at special prices to clear. Regular  $1.25 for $1.00, 50c for 40c, 75c for 60c.  Children's Dresses  ew and  up-to-date,   splendid  for  hot weather.  Regular $2.25, 2.00 and 1.50. Sipecial $1.65,1.30  and 1.10.  Ladies White Waist  sure    ycu    get   in   on   this.  .50.    Special $1.00 each.  Complaints have been received  at the office during the past week  that several past masters of the  '1 Won't Work" society have  been in town begging from door  to door as well as in one instance  badly frightening the lady of the  house. We just wish to remind  the police that these undesirables  should be handed a move on ticket without delay.  Ed. N.Clark, editor of the Coalmont  Courier, w;ho was arrested last week  upon the charge of carrying concealed  weapons came up for hearing on Wed  riesday at Coalmont. ' The case was  dismissed.    -.      "���...'.''������.  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Sunday, July 28, 1912.  2.30 p. iri.', Sunday  School.  Nicola���11 a. m.  Communion Service at 11 a.  Rey. J. A. Petrie,  Pastor.       .  m.  =Jos���Gollett=returned=to^the  city the first of the week from a  week's visit to his ranch in the  Aspen Grove district. He reports the hay crop in that section  the best for years.  Parties returning from a day's  outing back, of Coal Hill report  the wild strawberries so plentiful  at the Mclnnes ranch that people  are gathering them by. the  gallons.  .       "*��� o  ��� The Ethel Tucker company  held the boards down at the  local opera house Monday and  Tuesday nights, they drew a  fairiey good "house both nights.  On Monday evening the bill was  ���"'Are You a Mason", and on  Tuesday evening  "Baby Mine."  =I=notice^a-wonderful  you   town,    it  has  Mrs. A. Falconer and daughter  of Chicago, arrived in the city last  week and will spend the summer  here. This is not Mrs. Falconer's first visit to Merritt as she  spent several weeks here last  surnmer.=  change   in  made remarkable progress since  my visit here last summer" remarked Mrs. Falconer after being shown the new hospital,' city  hall, school, and the many new  residences which have been  erected the past year. Mrs.  Falconer and her danghter are  staying at Collettville. They  are old acquaintenances of Mr.  L. R. Leyrer of this city.  CATHOLIC CHURCH  Sunday, July 28th. .'.  10 a. m. Mass.  2.30 p.m. Catechism, and Bible.  7.30 p.m. Rosary and Benediction.  Jas. Wagner, O. M. I.  Pastor.  Private Sale of   Eurrtiturev   Parlors  The Cosiest Place in   Town  Next door Sunshine Theatre  Tuesday Mrs.  J. H. Graham,  mother of Mr. Chas.  Graham of  the Nicola Valley Coal and Coke  Co., accompanied by the latters  wife and daughter,   left for the  Harrison Hot Springs, where she  will   stay   for    the    next   two  months.     Mrs.   Graham,   since  the severe attack of rheumatism  which she had last spring, has  never as yet fully recovered her  [strength, and it is hoped that a  few weeks at the springs will  fully restore her to her former  health.    Mrs.   C.   Graham   will  see her mother-in-law  comfortably settled at the Springs and  will then proceed to the coast on  a short visit with friends before  returning home.  For sale; furniture, stove and kitchen  utensilS. Practically all new. Will  sell part or whole of same very  cheap as they must be sold at once:���  1 round dining table, 1 rocking chair  leather seat, 1 arm chair leather seat,  5 dining chairs leather seats, 1 dresser  round glass, 1 iron bed stead, 1 mattress and spring, 1 kitchen table, 1  kitchen stove, 2 window shades, 1 toilet set,. 1 water pail, diBh pan, wash  dish, 3 cups and saucers, 6 plates, tea  pot, tea kettle, 2 frying pans, 2 saucepans, & etc.  Apply at residence of H. C. Miles,  rear of school house.  WATER NOTICE  a  Licence   to  Store or  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 riot-  ice 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 j  on the 23rd day of July, 1912.    The ap-  Real   bargains.    Be  Regular $1.75 and i  Straw Hats  Must be sold now, so we are going to give them  away at 50c each.    Regular $1 and 75c.  SUMMER SUITS  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 cert-inly making a hit  with hose who know "what's what." This is headquarters for  PROPER CLOTHES   a  brand which   has won  large  favor  all over  Canada. We feature them��� a nd 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.  Our business is growing at a rate that keeps us  fairly on the jump. Must be a reason.  The Diamond  %!  * 1  11  I  m  1  feti  M_UiJl.JAJ!MiWa.'r^rr.rlc\  '^-'---

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