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Array T~^X7  Vol. 3, No 32' Oyp  MERRITT, B.C-.,  SEPTEMBER 20,  1912  The Value You  Get Sells You  - Our Shoes  ,   After  That  ��on't yob think that footwear in which we have  so much confidence  merits at least a  - -careful  investigation from  you.  IJMVESTI6AT  YouHJ "bes, glad - you   did.  Right rt^jo.w.. is   .a.^ple'ndid  o,  \'1  time.  5  $3.50 TO $9.00  CO.  '. The Home of Good Shoes.  The city hall is now undergoing the last .stages of construction and is well worth' a  visit of inspection. All the various quarters, public and private  alike, have one excellent feature  in common���plenty of light and  air.  In the basement are  five luxurious cells in which it would be  almost a pleasure  to be locked  up   in,    always    provided   that  matutinal fine was not too stiff or  the rock-pile sentence  too  long.  Possible prisoners will also have  the satisfaction of knowing that  the storeroom for their effects is  the  last  word in efficiency.    In  the   basement are also   located  ample  furnace  room  and toilet  accommodation,    The first floor  is reached from the street  level  by two entrances, that on Garcia  leading to  the police office and  cells,   the  principal  and  official  entrance  is   from   Granite   and  leads directly into a spacious and  well  lighted   hall   from   which  open the police office, court room,  city clerks office, Mayor's private  office and  the usual accommodation  offices.    The  next floor is  practically   given    over   to   the  council  room  and  a  large committee room   which  later.'under  the present council'will be available for meetings of  the Merritt  Board   of   Trade.      Both   these  rooms are lofty, well lighted and  airy  and   appear , ample  for the  purpose  for. which   they   were  designed.   The top floor provides  accommodation for janitors quarters  and  comprise three room's,  two living -and--one--sleeping.-  The tower naturally  houses the  fire alarm  bell,   and  provides .a  shaft for-the' drying.of hose,I a  piece of hose fifty feet in length  can be hung up in this shaft and  clear the bottom floor nicely. The  fire hall outside of that for the  plant has  sleeping quarters for  four persons all  designed with  the idea of ease-" of access and  comparative comfort.    The front  elevation of the city hall is pleasing   not   to   say   imposing, and  gives one  the  impression   of a  young city forging ahead slowly  but   surely,    Without- furniture  or any external frills or internal  decoration the whole proposition  reflects   credit    upon   designer,  contractors and the council of the  day.  Judges Have Been Appointed  For Each Division  Another  Special Prize  Offered.  Has  Bank Premises Make Good Showing  The new premises of the Bank  of Montreal on Quilchena already  make the avenue look larger and  more than ever the centre of  business. While it is not so imposing a building as one generally associates with the premier  bank of Canada, it will be a distinct? addition to the architect  ural beauties of the town,  Tbe New Station  The new station, bar a little  final polish and electrical installation is about complete and the  agent and his staff have vacated  the old abode-like buildmg and  will soon be at home in their new  and decidedly new quarters. We  heard at the outset that the old  station was an experiment and it  has proven tb have been a bad  one at that.  Corporation of the City of  Merritt  Public Notice  Is   hereby given-that-His.Worship  a Public Holiday, being the date .of-the  holding.of the Agricultural Fair in this  city.- Business house* are .requested to  suspend business_between"the-hours of  1 p. m. and 6.30 p. m.^  HARRY PRIEST,  -     City Clerk  I!  OWN YOUR  The Diamond Vale company offers you  the opportunity to purchase a homesite  orrfhe Diamond ValetieraTsoutlTof the  railway track on easy terms.  Inside Lots 50x120  ii  50x120  you. pay cash we will reduce these  ^ prices IO per cent.  TITLE GLfARANTEED  See  at the  Vale Supply Co.  The final preparations for the  Fall Exhibition of the Nicola  Valley Agricultural and Horticultural Association are now  completed.and everything down  to the merest detail is in perfect  readiness for the opening of the  exhibition next Wednesday, September 25th.  His Worship, Mayor Reid, has  issued a proclamation declaring  the afternoon of Wednesday,  Sept. 25th a.public holiday. The  schools will-be closed that the  boys and girli? may attend the  fair and'' study for themselves the best their elders can  produce. ;  , The judges  for the. different  divisions   have,  been  appointed,  and the  Secretary  reports up to  the time  of -going  to press that  the  entries'so, far  received by  him  for   the coming exhibition  are far more numerous  and that  by far greatef'interest  is   being  shown this year' than  on  either  of the former' occasions.  , Since   the-special  prize   lis.ts  were   issued. ';��� another    special  prize   has   been    received   and  which wili be,';of great interest to  the ladies of;the district, in that  it applies directly to one of tbeir  arts, is that;given by  the Robin  Hood Milis^Litd.. through their  representatftrejVtr.' J. T. Power,  who offers "bne.barrel of flour for  the best..threejloaves of bread  made from tFeir "celebrated'Seaf  of Alberta Flour.  Following are the names of the  judges.  Horses,- beef-. cattle .and sheep  ���Wm. McCudie' of Napinka,  Man.  -Dairy catttle and hogs���Jas.  Bowden of Ottawa.  Poultry���Wm. Stonehouse.  ���Fruits, and vegetables���F. D.  Nicholson, Salmon Arm.  Fancy work���Miss . Meeker,  Miss Guichon and Mrs. Wilkinson.  Art and Indian work���Dr.  Stewart.  Domestic Science���Mrs,- Grimmett and Mrs. Ransom.  The directors wish to call special attention to the special prize  lists just issued and also to call  to the attention of intending exhibitors for special prizes that  there .will be an en trance fee of  50c for each article entered in  competition for these prizes.  All exhibits must be delivered  on   the   grounds and placed in  p_osition_by__9__p m._on_Tuesday  Sept. 24th, except live stock  which.must be on the grounds by  9 a. m. on Wednesday, September 25ih.  The ladies aid of the Presbyi  terian church will serve refreshments on the grounds during the  We think that as far, as taenia,  avenue property is concerned,  the change would have but little  effect .as property values in Merritt. are now fairly well csiab-  lished.  From the point.of .view of residents in the lower end  or  the  valley we  have nothing  tp add  save    all     are    absolutely,     in  favor of ihe scheme.    Banks are  not prone  to. change their location without adequat'ereasonaiid  the fact that the.Bank .of   Montreal   is   changing   its .jucat.ibn  from  Nicola   to .Q-iilchcha. is   a  sign   of   the   times   which   the  most prejudiced <-_in;read and he  will.    We publish below a l< tu r  to hand which   lias, caik d   for! h  the above remarks.    ,.;; .y-'X     I'��� .���  The editor,..  Nicola Valley News, Morrit t.  Sir,���I wish to ask why your  paper wants to .but in where  real estate values are concerned?'  I am quite sure that people on  Nicola don't want your improvement, and I do not see what il  has to do with folks in the other parts of the valley. As for  the GaTcia Bridge iou must have  dnamt   it.    For   I   have, never  heard" it talke.d about yet.'   People in the-Io'wer.end of the valley  can stay away  from -Alerritt,if  they do not like the road as it is.  Please don't but in any more.  Yours truly, -  , Working " man.  We hav.e taken,the liberty of  correcting some; of  the spelling  In^dh is.i4ette*-Tand -fto^a^ounce  that we shall be glad  to publish  any  further .correspondence on  this subject.  Minto Cup Games  .  .New Westminster,.Sept.  19.���  The world's  lacrosse  championship for 1912 will  be  decided a  the Provincial exhibition iri.New  Westminster on  Oct.   i   and 5,  when   . the    New   Westminster  team,   champions  of  the  B.  C  Lacrosse   Association,   and   the  Cornwall Club, chansons of the  N. L. U.,   battle for  possession  of the Minto Cup   which  carries  with it the title  of  world champions.    The   cup   was   held   by  New    Westminster    for    three  years, going to Vancouver 1911.  Thc Salmonbeilies  regained possession of the trophy  this  summer, and the Cornwalls,   by virtue of their victories  in.the east  have come  to  the  coast  in  an  effort to carry off the silverware.  It was first arranged to play  the Minto Cup games in this city  during the week preceding  the  big fair.    The exhibition  management however scented  a big  attraction and' an  offer to the  clubs of $7,000 for the two games  was accepted.     Joe Lally,  the  big lacrosse stick  manufacturer  represented the Cornwall club in  the   transactions."     The   games  will be  played  on  the  opening  and closing days of the fair,   the  first   contest   being   staged   on  Tusday afternooon,   Oct.   1  and  the second on Saturday, Oct.  5.  The management of the fair  OOONTY COURT  At the request of the membeis  >f the liar at Merrit?r liis Honor  Judge Swanson has adjourned  the County Court ut "Nicola from  the 25th to the 26th inst. -Thid  is on account of ihe" date setffor  the Court being sumo day as the  Merritt Fall Fair. *   .  The cases sec lor hearing are  as follows:  Collett vs Ecker-Action for  price of sleighs. Adjourned from  last court. M. L. Grimmett for  plain tiff,-J. A. Maughan for defendant.  Treharne vs,- Greig ��� Action  for specific performance of contract, of sale and "for fraud. J.  A. Maughan forplairitiff, G. W.  Black for defei.dent. ���"  Greig vs. Vachon-Appeal from  feel, particularly pleased at securing this additional attraction  frr the exhibition, as besides all  of the many other act", exhibits  and concessions, the visitois to  the lair wil] now-have an opportunity to "see the iaslest teams  of the east and west play the national game of the Dominion, for'  the-histdric -Minto cup, "possession of which rs the filial' goal ol  eyery senior lacrosse organization in the country.   -  a judgment of J. S. Morgan,  judge of smalL debts cdurc-at  Merritt ordering ' ��dgdr Vaehon  to pay $5.00 to Greig "for alleged  hiring of an automobile. JT A.  Aiaughan for defendant���   ' y  In an, action brought against  Harold Greig and Catherine Alar-  ion Greig. to" set aside ��� a Bill of  Sale of an automobile and household furniture .given, by Harold  Greig lo Catherine M. Greig.in  January. J912. His:%nor Judge  Swanson has ordered ;final judgment to be entered' for'the plaintiff with costs. 'There-"r"was no  defence to the action': VThe Bill  of sale is "declared, to he void as  against the creditors ..of Harold  Greig and the . registration ot"  same at Kamloops is ordered to  be'cancelled. .".   ".  ���_'* *    ,   -  Will Make the Nicola a  Link in Coast to. Coast Route  "'-it. ��� _   Pathfinder From Halifax to Vancouver Will Pass Through  ,      Merritt in Short Time.  D. G. Sutherland, government,"journey.      For  day.  The Ladies' Guild of the Episcopal church will have a novelty  booth on. the grounds which no  doubt will attract- considerable  attention.  . The formal luncheon to the  directors and judges will take  place on the grounds at 1 p. m. .  The present secretary will furnish any further information that  may be required. -'A:  Quilchena Avenue Improvement " '  We have had several mild pro--  tests, and several that wer�� otherwise, regarding the connecting  of the Quilchena avenue and the  Coutlee road by a bridge over  the Nicola.  We wish to point out that we  have no axe to grind in this matter, we merely regard it as a  necessary improvement to the  city, also as doing away with the  dangerous bit of road from Charters bridge to the Chinese shack.  road  superintendent arrived  in  town from   the   main 'line  last  evening.     -Mr.   Sutherland' informed the News  that he has  been   authorized   to   pilot" Mr.  Thomas W. Wilby the cross-Canr  ada pathfinder upon  his arrival  at Princeton from that  point to  Hope.    Mr. Wilby started from  Halifax on August 27th  on an  automobile  trip  which he plans  to end on the  western coast  of  Vancouver    Island    about   five  weeks  Kence, ..thereby   demonstrating the .practicability of the  Canadian-High way���He_is-the  official    representative ��� of   the  Canadian Highway Association,  and   flies   the   pennant of that  organization on  his automobile.  This and the  flag of the Automobile Club of Canada,: are the  only decorations-.which hesports.  For several  months preparations have been going on for this  first cross-Canada journey.    Cooperating .'with    the    energetic!  pathfinder,   the   officers  of  the  Canadian   Highway Association  have   prepared    maps,    plans,  charts, etc., which will be invaluable to Mr. Wilby.    A chain of  pilots   has   also   been   provided  across the continent.   Those in  Eastern Canada, as far as the  Great Lakes, have been selected  by different automobile clubs in  these districts while west of this  point the men have been appointed by the Canadian Highway As-;  sociation.  . In   most  cases   the  pilot is a member,-frequently an  officer, cf the association, and it  is his   intention.-'tpiacisompahy  Mr. Wilby for at least onehuhii-,  red miles on hjs journey resigning his seryices as. guide" wheal  the district served  by another  officer is reached.        '   '  There are of course great difficulties to be met with on the  many  weeks   it  seemed as if the trip would have  to be abandoned as there seemed  no possibility of getting beyond  the Great Lakes,  short of  shipping the car over the railroad  or on one of the boats plying  on  the inland sea,  but  a  few days  ago Mr. Wilby was advised  that  a party which had been sent ont  to thoroughly investigate conditions in that localirj*, had reported that a route which appeared  to be passable had at length been  located.  On   reaching  the  British  Co-  lumbia boundary Mr. Wilby will  be met by  Mr. Guy Lowenberg,  who will have charge  of him as  far as Castlegar,   where Mr. J.  D, Anderson, will  undertake  to  pilot the   car   as   far as Grand  Forks  from   which    point   Mr.  Wilby will have  the  assistance  of Mr.  J. Davis.   At   Princeton  where it was thought they would  have  to pack  the  car over the  Hope    mountains,     until     Mr.  Sutherland undertook  the  task  of making the   Nicola valley a  link in the cross-Canada  route,  Mr.   Sutherland   will,   join   the  pathfinder and pilot him to Hope.  The trip from Princeton through  the   Nicola   down   to   Spence's  Bridge is ideal, but from Spencers Bridge to  Hope is  the  big  obstacle, but Sutherland is a big  man. and once he  undertakes a |  thing obstacles   melt away, and  Mr.  Sutherland   informs  us he  will   successfully   negotiate this  obstacle.    Mr. Wilby will be met  at the town  of Hope by President W. J. Kerr, who will escort  him to Chilliwack and down the  Fraser  valley   to    Westminster  and    Vancouver,    stopping   at  Westminster   long    enough   to  entertain  the   pathfinder   at   a  luncheon to be given  in; his" honor.   ���-���__  Forty-five Years Ago vK        ]t  Kelow we re produce, an .in voice  of, bill of goods sold forij-five  years ago at Lillooet, "as" well as  a bill of sale of: a' horsey Compare them wit-h-the present high-  cost of living prices.  '     .(copy)   '.      ^  I.ilioet, 24 ih'. April 1��67.  Messrs. Watkinson & Harris      -     ���-  -  In Acer, with F. A. SWA"RT    -  To 29 1-2 lbs Bacon at 50c.-1 :.v $16.22 ;  3 lbs-Grain Pepper.-.7' "���  "���__,     187'  2 lbs Tea _*.. .y~**    aS"  117 lbs Ueans at 12 1'2c.".'.. .*���*  14.62  50 lbs Potatoes."...".'....:'..."...' 1.25  400 lbs Klour '.    36.O1.  1050 lbs Barley ��t 4l-2c.'\':V.'.'   47.25  Cash, Siwashes,-packing. ...j..;.   1.50  " 10. lbs Sugar      ,..."    2.50  ���"'    - "'    -"$123.21  - This certifies that I have this day  sold and transferred unto Fred Wat  kinson and Thos. Harris, one sorrel  mare colt in consideration of the sum  of $90.00, of which this id >a'j-eceipt  unto them.  Signed, F. A. SWART.    , . ..���.  Witness:   Casper Herber.    .    % ...   .  nirao   17a**   /^_��_._.!.  Mr.   D.   P. "EdwWas for ,the '  past year and a half accountant  at   the   Merritt Mercantile Co's  '  departmental store in  this'rcity  has  resigned his position ":'\yith  the above named company'and  on Wednesday left for Victoria5"'  where he will  enter the services  of the Bank of Commerce;    'As  soon as the bachelor- friends l of  Mr. Edwards learned "of .his in-  tentions  they immediately   got  busy issued invitations to an impromptu ball which" was held in  Central Hall last Friday evening   '  at which there were close to two  hundred in attendance.'" At the  close of the evening- Mr.   Edwards in a short speech thanked ���  one and all for the ^kindness-he  had received since his coming to  Merritt and the regret he held     ���  at leaving Mr. Edwards was for  some years prior to his coming  to Merritt  with   the   Bank ,of  Commerce.  Major Snow, organiser and instructor of Cadets for Military  district No. * 11 accompanied by  Mr. Tyner visited the lower part  of the valley the besrinning of  the week. Major Snow contemplates sending "Mrs>Sriow' and  the children into the valley for a  few months every year.  _j;Tilrt A 1  ���j 1�� THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, September 20 1912,  Six Roomed House and store opposite School House. Could be  used as Boarding or Rooming  House by parties not wishing to  run the store. This property wilt  be sold at a snap.  For Price and Terms apply owner  -R. S. BROWN  Hays & Brolin  Shoe Repairing Shoe Shining  Clothes Cleaned and Pressed  We have opened in the new building opposite  the Sunshine Theatre and we ask a share of the  patronage of the citizens of Merritt,  We will  also  buy  and  sell  second  hand  Shoes  and  Clothing.  OLDWATER  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  ICOUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  M; McIntyre, prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  If you want a gentlemen's Cigar  go to  the  BRUNSWICK  in stock  THE "I.E PREFERENCE" (Ten minutes in Havana).   La Flor De Vallens.    Savannah.  ,���,.-���'���-"���" Our Dick. Etc.  If you like a mild cigar try the "Bobby Burns".   Ask the doctor.  THE   CITY  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  ''"'V���*," -,.;"   Newly.established throughout.  '"g Belt of Furnishings.     -       -     Spacious Rooms.  Excelferit accommodation.     r   Well lighted throughcut.  '    ,      , .^     .Choice Liquors and Cigars.  '-'. ''"'^Special  attention   to  commercial trade.  Rates $1.50 per day.    Special Rates by the month  ��>vft-y^i "ii-ic?     PROPRIETOR  M  (_ SieW   Zii  ���li!.V  liry  Nicola Valley  ar  ^Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  =Manufacturers of=  Strictly High* Grade! Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh .Eish,.-always on  hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention..   Cattle bought and sold by. the carload.  .i I m ���    ���  yiJ.V.'- ."���'  I; Eastwood  Manager  THE NIGOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY .  Subscription-?2.00 a year  in   advance  -   ��� =i  Six months- $1.00  w. ELLIS  Manage  0��e dollar per inch per month far 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  vertisinn.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20    ..--.��������� Merritt.BC  Phone 25.  EDITORIAL NOTES    ,  A news paragraph which appeared in our last issue evidently got the goat of a gentleman  who elected to be known as Mr.  Brown while in pursuit of game  out of season. We wish to say  that we had no ill will towards  the gentleman in question and  that the item was published by  the direct request of the provincial police of Savonas,as a warning to the public at large and not  because of despite to an individual. We can assure Mr. Brown  that there are far more profitable openings for his surplus cash  than to take proceedings, against  the News for publication of the  fact that he was fined for breaking thelaw.of the land.  The Saturday Sunset waxes  facetious at the expense of "Hon.  Col. Sam Hughes. The Minister  of Militia can certainly taHc but  he has also proved that hev can  stand up stoutly in the. day of  battle, as his South African record proves. The editor of the  Sunset has yet to prove that he  can be as brave in the field as he  is on paper.  A brief sketch.of the career of  H. R. H. the Governor-General  may not be out of place this week  since our Royal < Governor has  elected to pay us a'welcome visit  also that some of .orov own local  militia men have. been chosen  to a place on H. R. H.. escort.  We eliminate the style and titles  of our Royal visiter for they convey but little So the,uninitiated,  it will suffice if we'say that the.  Duke was- born on the first day  of May, 1850, was married to a  Princess of Prussia ih 1879, and  that the issue ..of the marriage  has .been, Princess Margaret,  now Crown Princess of Sweden,  Prince Arthur, lately created  Duke of Kent, and last but npt  by any means least Princess Patricia.  The Duke himself has a good  ecord both as soldier and diplomat, he ' commanded abrigade in  the Egyptian war of 1882, and  was conimander-in^ChiefJn Bom  bay, India. The D.uke's home  service has been equally brilliant;  he commanded-in-chief at Alder-  shot from 1893 to 1898. That-  His Royal Highness is a true son  of the empire% is evidenced by  the fact that he refused the ducal  crown of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha  when in 1899 he became heir to  that reigning dukedom. .  In 1902 His Royal: Highness  was promoted a Field-Marshall  and in the same year headed the  special British embassy to Mad^  rid to invest the King of Spain  with the coveted order of the  Garter. In 1910 H. R. H. opened  the parliament of - the' Union of  South africa in the name of the  King and a yeai later was sent  to Canada as Governor-Genera  and Commander-in-Chief.  Ratepayers Had a Stormy Meeting  The ratepayers of the Lower  Nicola school district had a somewhat stormy meeting in the hall  at Lower Nicola last Saturday. -'"  The meeting was called to decide as to whether or not a new  site should be purchased and a  new school erected thereon.  .Almost without exception every ratepayer in the school district was present which fact was  eloquent of a hard and fast decision one way or the oth~r.  The meeting voted Colonel  Flick to the chair and the chairman at once called for a vote rescinding the last school meeting  which had been impeached as illegal by the opponents of progress among the ratepayers.  A resolution as above was unanimously carried.  Then came the resolution of  the evening, "that this meeting  of ratepayers empower the trustees to purchase a site offered by  Mr. Tyner". A long and somewhat lively discussion took place  ere the above resolution was put  and carried by a unanimous and  enthusiastic house.  One feature ; of the discussion  was>atrr' apparent objection on the  part of the opponents of progress to the .publication of the  meeting and: its objects in the  Nicola Valley News, in factjifc.  appeared that one almost ultra-  progressive rate-payer had been  accused of inserting the notice  for his own .ends, however the  chairman shouldered the responsibility and at the same time  pointed out that the editor had a  perfect right to draw attention  to forthcoming meetings and also  to comment on the same if he  choose. Then Mr. Dodding took"  the floor and waxed eloqent upon  the fact that he would have to  pay half the taxes, however  since Mr. Dodding owns most of  the valuable land in the district  he found the meeting anything  but sympathetic and.the opinion  of -the meeting evidently was  that those who owned the land  should pay the.taxes.  We may be pardoned a little  digression in order to point out  how quickly a man's opinions are  changed by circumstances a tenant farmer -in England rails at  and of the iniquity and hardfist-  edness.of his landlord, but let  that tenant farmer come to Canada and own land of his own, he  then developes a- jealousy of  ownership which far exceeds that  of his former landlord and rivals  the immortal Shylock in his demand of his'pbund of flesh. But  to return to. our meeting: while  Mr. Dodding was on the floor it  developed that the real reason  for a change of school site was  that better supervision could be  exercised over the children, for  tales had, come to the ear's of  some of the ratepayers that'were  scarcely .creditable to all concerned. This latter development  absolutely knocked the' bottom"  out of the opposition who spiked I  their guns and retiring with the'.  honours of war left the meeting  to pass the resolution of the evening.  Before the-meeting broke up a  resolution was passed asking  Colonel Flick and Mr. Tyher,  who were going to Victoria on  H.JR.JH. the_Gpyernor-Generars  Corporation of the  City of Merritt.  WANTED  iv^rited'Clnef df Police for''the City  of "Merritt.-'"Must have previous experience and First class credentials.  Salary $100 per month.   ;.  Also night policeman wanted, salary  $70 per month.  Applications to be in by 8 p.m.,  September 23rd. Address to .tqe City  Clerk. Merritt, B. C. .  Corporation of the City of Merritt  Water Service  Any person owning property along  the Pipe line desiring a service connection is requested to make application  personally to the City Clerk and sign  the Water Service Agreement.  The following are the charges for  connections: $10 for half inch; $15 for  one and a half inch.  Please make your application without delay.  HARRY PRIEST,  City Clerk.  FOR RENT  Store 22 x 40, McDonald Block  Quilchena Avenue. Apply to F.  A. Reid.  : K. OF P.1  Nicola Valley  Lodge No. 46,  ^meets in Reid's  Hall every Wednesday night at b  p7 m. All visiting  brethren are cordially invited ,to  attend.  Knight WE. Johnson, Knight W. Cranna,  ��� C. C K. R. 5  A.   0. F.  Court Nicola   No  .8931 meeLs the 2nti  and 4ihThursday.  ,in each month   ii  the Board'ofTradi  Room.    Barwicl  Block,   Nirola, B.  C. Visiti'ijj lneLi -  ren   coidially    invited to attend.  Geo. L. Mukkay C. R.  > II.  H. MATniK.ws, Si c.  A.F1AM.  Nt (la I od   <  ���No. 5- tn  uis i  Reid's    II"  Ihe     so    o t' <  'J'u -ny. y  i <y 1  ^/kl^pP^"' - 'm.    f j j    u i i -  n'g brothers cordialjy invite-l.  S/J. Sqlomon        ,/Fked S. Cay -  '    W.  M.     "._" Secretary.  H. R. M. Christie, R.S'\. H.C.L S.   ~  F. J. D..wson, B.Sc, D.L.S.. Ii C.L.S  E. P. Heywood. b.Sc.. B.C.L.S.  Christie, Dawson  & Heywood  Civil Engineers1  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.-  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch.       -       Ashcroft/B. C.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong's Stori  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  Our Canadian Silver-Tongue  The Hon. Geo. Foster, Minister of Trade and Commerce in  the Dominion   Cabinet,   is   the  strongest personality in the Borden government,' he is without  doubt the finest  orator in  the  House of Commons, for he knows  when to talk arid what to talk  about.    Since 1882 Mr.   Foster  has been to.reckon with in practical politics and has been minister in  several administrations  including   Minister of Finance  under    Sir    John    Macdonald.  Trade relations with the .empire  have become live issues since the  minister    under    review,   took  charge of the portfolio of Commerce.     British   Columbia  and  western  Canada generally  will  shortly, have an  opportunity of  taking stock of the Minister at  firsthand for the Hon. George  contemplates   another visit, west  at an early date.  escort, to.interview Sir...Richard  McBride and the Minister of Education as to-- a new and up to  date school to be erected upon  the site decided upon at the  meeting.     .     -  FOR SALE  Tent hriuse and furnishings,  consisting of table, stove, chairs  and beds. Will be sold cheap if  taken at once. Apply to Mrs.  Seymour next door to Mrs. R. A.  Smith's residence. Diamond  Vale Townsite.  M. L. (GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public ->  Solicitorfor the Bank of Montreal  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, lankets,,.  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  N.'J. BARWICK  Nicola  Neiritl  erritt Lumber Yard  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  car loads of Cedar Fence Posts  and Pickets.  SPEIALLY LOW PRICES.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. JR. Station, Merritt.  o  o  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 ih  single, twin, three arid five stone settings are unique, arid  nothing can beat our gem rings in which diamonds and other  precious stones are blended, with perfect art.  SIMPSON & CRANIA"  JEWELERS. '  EstnbUhed 1817. Head Offce    Montreal  Capital - - - -        $16,000,000.00      1  Reserve and Undivided Profits      $16,855,185.36  Sayings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING BUSINESS    TI>A^? ACILD  BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY    ,^:^y,  MERRITT NICOLAS-  AW. STRICKLAND, Manager. >    ^  Nicola Agency open on Tuesdays and Fridays only.  P"sses*iuns. not alone because "of its far-reaching,Influence on our  morals, but also hecause it is the bulwark of our comfort, happiness _md success. Too much sacrifice to attain a home is al-.  most impossible, but the sacrifices required these days with the'  high quality of lumber we offer are nothing compared, to those of  your |iari-.n'>".' This- lumber is laid ' down at your door smoothly  di-es.-ed, kiln dried and cut mostly to the exact size so that the':  que-siion.ol'.iabor is.re'dueed to the minimum. 'Twould surprise  you how far a fow hundred dollars will go towards building when  properly .spent.    Come in aid we'll talk it over.  "There's No  Place Like Home" :,  VANCOUVER   LUMBER   CO'Y>  MERRITT, B. C.  J. E. WALKER, Manager.  .Feed Store  We \vish to inform you  (hat we  have- now in  stock at - A. J. Coutlee's old stand, Bailed Hay,   ���  Whole and Crushed Oats, Wheat, Wheat and  Barley Chop, Bian and   Shoits,   Scratch Food,  Ground Shell and Meatrneal.    .Right for. Cash.  Brick, Lime, Cement and Plaster  O. K. TRANSFER COMPANY  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors    and    Builders  MERRITT, B. L.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL  WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are, prepared  ===to^handle=any^kihd=of^B��iIding=GonstructiQa=^ork=���=:  VOGHT STREET  WING ING,  Proprietor.  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  of the next best.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The "hoicest of Beef, mutton, etc., .'always'en'hard  Fresh Fish,  Eggs ml Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  �����i:  *'-' !���  .;     il':  .!!���!?,  ';>?;���"���*���'     <���"������*���' Friday, .September 20, 1912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  GROWTH OF  can niean^ but one thing-that  the service it renders its customers makes for permanent  business relations'.''  ' '  BANK OF TORONTO  with more than;55 years of  continuous growth and  satisfactory  service, invites    -';;'"'...  Savings and Business  Accounts  CAPITAL     - - -   -.   -���     $4,6u8,050  REST   -   -   -   -    :   -   -   -   5,608,050  Incorporated 1855.  100 Branches in Canada.  yy .'* MESrTET BRANCH  Ai M. B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  Open Day and Night  New Post Offices Opened in B. C.  The following new post offices  have recently been opened in  British Columbia: Aiyansh, Corn-  ox Atlin. count;,; Ardley, New  Westminster county; Christina  Lake, Yale - Cariboo county;  Craigellachie, Yale-Cariboo county; Earls Road, Vancouver; Grimmett, Vancouver; Ground Hog,  Comox-Atlin county; Jubilee Station, New Westminster county;  Maillardsville, New j Westminster county. There have also  been opened sub-station 2, New  Westminster; and sub-station 17,  Vancouver. The name of Sumas  B,C, has been changed to Atch-  ilitz and Upper Squamish to  Brackendalc.      .  B. C. Fall Fairs For 1912  Kamloops, September 18, 19, 20  Vernon. Fruit October123. 24  Vernon, Horse show  October 3, 4  Merritt,  <Kelowna,  Salmon Arm,  Penticton,  Arrow Lakes,  Revelstoke,  Armstrong,  Summerland,  September 25  September 26, 27  September 27, 28  September 28  October 4, 5  October 8, 9,10  October 16, 17  Oct. 30, 31, 'Nov. 1  land described as Lot 1917.  This notice was posted on the ground  on the 22nd day of August, 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 Build  ings, Victoria, B. C.  CHAS. LOEVVEN, Applicant.  ERIC CONANT, Agent  WATER NOTICE  For  a Licence  Pen   Bac  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Chinese Noodles  '.   Chicken Chop Suey.  Chinese Tea.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  '*\  Plumbing  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP���Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.-  -Cunningham  .Voght Street  FUNERAL  DIRECTOR  AND EMBALMER  ��� Address-left with A. F. Rankine,  druggist, will receive prompt  .'- -- attention.  N. J. BARWICK  MERRITT and N . IC OLA  Nicola Phone No. 5.  Merritt Phone No. 26.  The Secret of Power  Take from a man every gift  but sincerity, let him be blind  and deaf and lame, let him stammer in his speech lack education  and good manners, handicap him  as you please, so you leave him  sincerity and he will command  respect and attention. His work  will endure. The world, which  is always looking for the real  thing, will gladly overlook his  infirmities. In every relation of  life sincerity is the secret of  power. The salesman who does  not himself sincerely believe in  the merits of his goods will generally be a failure. The business  man who sets about to fool other  people must end,, as he has, in  fact, begun, by making a fool of  himself. The clergyman who  preaches anything that his soul  does not approve need look no  further to explain empty pews.  There is no virtue that men more  believe in and fewer men practice.���Glasgow Weekly Mail.  No Shooting Allowed  Anyone found trespassing on the  prsperty of the undersigned will be  prosecuted.    By order  MOIR & BOND  Norfolk Ranch. Fish Lake, B. C.  Land Act  Yale Land District.     District of Yale.  Take notice that James J. Warren of  Penticton, B C, occupation Railway  President, intends to apply for permission to purchase the. following described lands :  Commencing at a post planted on  banks of Coldwater River about 40  chains north of the northeast corner of  Lot 613, thence north 40 chains, ihence  east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence wast 40 chains to point of commencement and containing 160 acres  more or less.  JAMES J. WARREN.  R.  Z. Chandler, Locator.  Dated August 23, 1912. 29-38  CANADIAN  Western Lines        ���        Vest or Revelstoke  Train leaves 12.40 daily for.  ,all points East and   West.  'Returning, leaves 18.25. y  Tickets"on sale to"all points.,  Canada and United States.  'Accommodation resery ed;  pnd 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       \ ''  Advertising as a Guarantee.  When a business concern invests a large sum of money in a  handsome store equipment for  retail merchandising," the public  fe��ls a certain degree "of confidence that the concern has goods  worth examining. People argue  that unless they had established  a reputation for fair dealing and  unless they had goods that they  knew filled a need, they would  not dare spend so much money.  Advertising, likewise, acts as a  guarantee of substantial business  character.. When a firm spends  money freely on this necessary  form of salesmanship, the public  concludes that it must have  goods back of it that have demonstrated their worth, or the firm  would not have set apart this  sum of money for selling them  through the newspapers. A concern that does not advertise im-  presses'publicas merely an experiment. The fact that it may  have been in existence for many  years does not help it very much.  The public may even look at mere  existence for a long term of years  as a disqualification, indicating  preference for old time methods.  It takes advertising to prove that  you have confidence in your  goods. .   .  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 followingdescriLed  area:  Commencing at a post placed 20  chains South of North West corper 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 roint.  GEO. MURRAY,  Nicola, B. C, 20th July, 1912.  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.  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  June 24th, 1912. 20-29  to   Store  ���      y ���;;;:���; ���'.-. 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 ly  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 descri bed  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.  PRINCETON  AND COALMONT  TO  VANCOUVER  WATER NOTICE  For a Licence to Take amd Use Water.  Notice is hereby given that Charles  Loewen. of Coutlee, B. C, will apply  for a licence to take and use 100 inches  of water but of an unnamed creek  which flows in a westerly direction  through Lot 1917 and empties into an  unknown creek near same. The water  will be diverted at 300 yards east of  north east corner of Lot 1917 and will  be used for irrigation  purposes  on the  Most^Luxurious   Auto Service  in  B.  C. 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 Hotr>l; Tulameen, Tulameen Stage Co.; Coalmont, Coalmont Truck & Transfer Co.;  Princeton, A. E. Howse Co. Ltd. .  Electric Restorer for Men  Phncnhonnl restores every nerve in the brxly  rnui>pnuiiui tn it3 proper tension; restores  vim and vitality. Prematjire decay and all sexual  weakness averted at' once. PhosphonoV will  i.-ake you a new man. Price $8 a box. or two for  $5. Mailed to any address. She Scobell Drug  Co., St. Catharines.pnt. >,  Third Annual  FALL EXHIBITION  OF THE  - ,v  H. M. SHORE  Agent.  ;V"i  y  Merrill, B. C.  Or write to  m.W. BRODIE  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets aad,.Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  Julius Caesar in a New Role  Julius has  been' dead a long  time, iri fact his  name and the  fact of his death has  long since  dwindled  down   to   the   saying  -1'as-aead as Julius-Csesar"._How-_  ever an   American has recently  recently ressurrected-Julius and  torn the laurel from  the august,  brows and labeled the glorious  leader of the tenth legion as the  founder and father of all trusts.  It is explained that Julius when  he wanted a road made organised  a body of men to do the work for  a daily wage, this corporate body  was never dis-organised by death  for no sooner did a man drop out  than another took his place and  the work went on without interruption. The idea gradually developed until the young industrial  concerns of a young world took  in the  idea   and  a partnership  sharing scheme  resulted  which  worked   well   until  one  of the  workers got hard : up  for  ready  cash tu pay  for his  weekly armour   cleaning���a more saving  artisan  came  forward  with  an  offer* of  spot cash  in  exchange  for a tenth share in  the prodigals future  earnings���we eliminate the intervening centuries and  arrive at Rockfeller and Carnegie.     ���'���  Nicola Valley Agricultural  and Horticultural Assn.  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'.'morethan 2,560acres 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 aie  not available, but not otherwise. , A  royalty shall be paid on the merchant  able", output of the mine at the rate of  five tents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for " the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and p.iy tl e  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being" operated, suih  returns should be furnished at least  once-a year. ���-   ������_   ���  , The lease will include the coal min-  ingrights only, but the lessee may be  permitted fief purchase whatever'avail-  able "surface" rights may be considered  necessary for the' working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre. -  . For,. full . information ��� application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to anytAgent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.-  ���  -W. W." CORY,  Deputy Ministei of rhe Interior.  N.B.���Unauthorised   publication   of  this advertisement willnot be paid for.  Tb. Gurney-Oxford  is prompt  No-matter what comes or goes���meals we must have  The preparation of meals comes round three times  . a day. '      ��� -  Every housewife wants fo know that she can depend  on her stove absolutely ; she wants to know that there  is no element cf chance or likelihood of mishap in her  cooking arrangements; that meals will be ready  promptly on time. __   _.-.  The Gurney Economizer is an assurance against  acc?^sn�� and miishap in cooking. It is a simple device  arJ fctsjl only on the Gurney-Oxford. One lever*  cbnirols everything. The fire can be' slowed down  ..re::/hours and revived iri a few minutes. ' An arrange--.'  _nent cf flues makes the Gomey-Oxford Oven always  v-iii-onniy heated���the Gurney-Oxford Oven is never  f.-* M^me-l I'c will make a good cook a better cook; it  d^cjs more than its share towards making every\ ineal-.  c. "access and a pleasure. .^  The Merritt Mercantile Co.  Merritt, B. C.  Every Woman  Is interested and should knovr  about the wonderful  Marve|  WMH.^Sp,.,  will be held at  MERRITT  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliable French reguliitor: never fails. These  pills nre exceedingly poworlul tn regulating the  generative portion of the female svstem. Refuse,  all cheap imitations.   l>r. do Van's are sold at  B ���'�������������������� _ni Ji* ���/"��� ���      ���_.   A &/I   ���'u   *fi a box, or three lur $10.   Mailed to any address  ���' PRIEO'Tf Granit Ave. Merrilt raYsoibou i>ru�� Co., at. catuarnic, out.  Wed., September Z5  Larger and more varied are the  prizes in each division.  A list of the Special Prizes will be  issued shortly.  The Merritt Brass Band will be in  attendance throughout the day.  Full information as well as Prize  Lists will be supplied by writing or  calling on  President A. W. Strickland,  Ask your druggist  it. - If he cannot supply  the  MARVEL, accept no  other, bat send stamp for Illustrated book���sealed.  It gives full  particulars and directions Invaluable  to ladies. WINDSOR SUPPLY CO..Windsor. Ont  General Aeenta for Canada.  WeVe Doing It 1  ...      ���     v ��       . -     :  Doing What?  All the Job Printing in Towre  ii-  Merritt, B. C.  or  Secretary T. Heslop, Nicola, B. C.  :N_q,.52o4i2_  lOSCheques WTIrbe  Distributed Among Canadian  Farmers. Will-You Get One of Them?  In addition to the twenty-seven first prizes of $50 each, there will  be eigl��!y-one other cash prizes, ranging from $10 to $25 in our  1912 PRIZE  CONTEST FOR  FARMERS  1  This contest is along the same lines as the  one which was so successful last year, except  that there are three times as many prizes, and  therefore three times as many chances for  each contestant to win. :Every farmer in Canada who uses "Canada" Cement is eligible to  compete. Thc conditions are such that large  and smnll users of cement have equal opportunities to win a ��50 prize.  The contest is divided into three classes, and there  are first, second, third and fourth prizes ($50, 525,  $15 and $10) in each class.  CLASS "A"��� Prizes to be awarded to the four farmer! In each province  '    who u��e most "Canada" Cement on their farms in 1912.  CLASS "B"���Prizes to be awarded to the four farmers in each  province who_ Bend   photographs of the best concrete  work done with "Canada"   Cement  on their   farms  in 1912.  c ���  -v CLASS "c"���Prize" to be awarded to the   four  farmers  OGllCl'   ^V ' in Mcn province who send the  best descrip-  ^^ ^V tion, tellinc how any piece of concrete work  m6 '^V was done with "Canada" Cement.       (Entries  r\<_>����+__~,iI<-_T>c\. fortius prize must he accompanied by photo-  parilGUldlO   >^- ��raphsofthework.)  of your  Prize Contest.  In addition to thus being divided into  classes, so as to givo small users of cement an  equal chance with those who use more, the  Contest is also divided into nine divisions, one  for each province So you sec you need only  to compete with the other farmers of your own  province, and not with those all over Canada.  Don't think that becauso you have never  used cement, you cannot win a prize. Many  of last year's prize winners had  never used cement before they  entered the Contest. We will send  you a free book, "What the  Farmer Can Do With Concrete,"  that will not only help.you in the  Contest, but will tell you everything you could want to know about  the use of cement on tlie farm.  Don't delay, but send us your  name and address to-day and ret \  this free book and full particulars  of the Prize Contest richt away.'  Use a letter, postal or coupon.  Addreas Publicity Manager  Canada  Cement  Company  Montreal  Limited  501 Herald BIdg.   -  A  tree book.  .   'What the Farmer;  can do with Concrete"  will be sent to all,  who request details  of the Prize Contest.  y  y ^^sr--^-j��  SS3  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, September 20 IU12,  ��  DRUGGIST  Drugs  Medicines  Stationery  Tobaccos  Magazines  Lending Library  LOCALANDDISTRICT  c. Mr. and Mrs, Rogers paid  Lower Nicola a short visit the  first of the week.  Born���To   Mr.   and  Mrs.   H.  Fairley on Wednesday, Sept. 18,  a son. ���"      .  Wm. Mclntyre came over from  Lillooet last evening bringing  with him a sample of the speckled beauties which he had caught  in Lillooet lake. In the basket  were five beautiful trout about  eighteen ii.'.hes in length.  7 RAGSDALE-BALDWIN   ,  . A quiet wedding was solemnized on Monday everting at the  residence of the bride's, parents  Mr. and Mrs. J. Bi. Baldwin when  their daughter Miss Lina was  married to Mr. Otto Ragsdale,  Rev. C. F. Connor officiating.  The happy-couple ieff on Tuesday's train for Kamloops returning hottie last evening. Mr. and  Mrs. Ragsdale were the recipients of many handsome presents  from .their numerous young  friends - in this city. The News  extends to the happy couple its  best wishes for a long happy and  prosperous married life.  7' -Born���To Mr. and Mrs. Wm.  Corkle of Lower Nicola, on Thursday, Sept. 19th a son.  i  ... o- '���   ��� ...J'Z  The local lodge of Masons will  attend the service at the Presbyterian church on Sunday evening.  J. A. Maughan, Merritt's legal  light, has been over at Kamloops  for. the week on professional  business.  C.J.Seymour, Kettle Valley  engineer came in from.the Coquahalla pass on Wednesday. ��� Mr.  Seymour will be busily engaged  all the coming winter in surveying the above mentioned pass  and will make his headquarters  at Hope.  Correction  r- In our issue'df the 6th inst.,  in reporting the .horse-stealing  case Tat' Nicola the word  loc^l constable appeared and  has been misleading in that  several have taken it that the  prbviriciarconstable stationed at  Merritt was the one- mentioned  when it should have read the  Nicola constable.  The Misses Gilmore have been  staying in the Upper Nicola,  ttiejr - made' the Quilchena hotel  their headquarters.  ���Miss I. McGoran left on Wednesday for Salem Ore, where she  will enter college and resume her  studies of music.  . Mrs. Neil McMillan who has  been visiting her mother Mrs.  Holdsworth for the past two  weeks left for her home at Victoria today.  Charles Bros, of Canford have  dissolved partnership, H. B.  Charieg has-bought, his brother  put.;anji will in future manage  the.:ra,n_ch alone.  _   ...  " Mr. J. S. Norman of Vancouver-has purchased a one-half interest in the Pioneer Barber  Shop and the new firm's name is  now Dickie & Norman.  Miss Ola Standish, matron at  the General Hospital for the past  year has resigned "and - on Wednesday left for her old home at  La Combe, Alta.  Tom Williams, of Lower Nicola, has a large ploughing contract for D. Dodding and Sons.  He is 7 making preparations to  live on his ranch this winter.  The Canford sawmill are rapidly nearing the end of the sawing season, upwards of four mil-  lion.feet of first class lumber is  now in the yard and this amount  will be substantially added to  during the next few weeks-  there is a growing demand for  the product of this mili throughout Alberta and the middle west  generally.  _ o :  ���  The members of the Merritt  Brass Band are preparing to give  a big dance in Central Hall on  the evening of Wednesday, Sept.  25th. fair day. No pains are being spared to make this the biggest and swellest dance of the  season, and given as it is under  the auspices of the band a record  turnout should be there. The  band deserves your support,  show them that you have appreciated their efforts in the past by  your attendance at their ball on  Wednesday evening, to which  this is an invitation. '  :Z C. P. Crolley has arrived at the  Merritt Mercantile as book keep  er, vice" D. P.;. Edwards. Mr,  Crolly has seen much vactive ser  vice'as a soldier, being aid-de'  carapjto the Gale Genl Briller  and was at the siege bf Maf eking,  The opening of the Merritt  Pool Room took place last Saturday evening and the many friends  of Messrs Barnes and Mearon  the new proprietors were sure  out good and strong to greet  these popular young men in their  new venture. Read their announcement in another column.  6. E. French is well under way  ;with his logging contract-for the  Canford. mill. He is cutting on  "the Tyner ranch on  Petit Creek  which borders on the mill-pond.  William Munro, of Nicola, was  a visitor to town last Saturday.  William is with the topographical  survey which is at present working iri " the vicinity of the Bald  Peak. '������������  Professor McNaughten and  family'leave for the coast tomorrow after spending some time  camping at Mamette lake.   O ;���  Remember the entries close  for the fall exhibition on Saturday evening, Sept. 21.  Mrs. A. W. Strickland returned from Victoria last evening,  who in company with her sister  Mrs. E. G. Warren have spent  the past three weeks at the cap-  itol city and were the guests of  Mr. J. B. Greaves. Both ladies  report having had a very enjoy  able trip.  ANGLICAN CHURCH  Sunday, Sept. 22nd.  Harvest Thanksgiving.  Nicola���8 a.m., Holy Communion.  Merritt���1.1.15 a.m. Holy Communion.  Merritt���3 p.m.  Nicola-7.30 p. m.  J. Thompson,  Vicar.  '       PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Sunday, Sept. 22nd, 1912.  Merritt���Divine  Service,  p. m.  2.30 p.m., Sunday School.  The local lodge of Masons  attend the evening service.  All welcome.  Rev. J. A. Petrie,  Pastor.  7.30  will  Dr. Bodgero, graduate and licensed to practice in  B. G., will be in Merritt for a short time. Prepared to do all varieties of high class dentistry, including fillings, crown and bridge work and plates of  all kinds.    Prices Reasonable.  ....  NOTICE  A.practice game will be played  on the -Merrittibbtbali grounds  on Sunday, Sept. 22nd, at five p.  m. prompt. All interested in  football are invited to be present.  "'���-"       Wm. Brown; Secy,  PIONEER  BARIERSHQP  G.    Dickie _,-,.. ^-..-     Proprietors  We guarantee .you first class '  work.    Razors honed.      ���  'Next  door .to   Brunswick   Pool  ������7 "���''-       -Room;  LANDACT y  Yale Land:Dist'rict. ^..District of Yale  ; Take-notice ;tha,t I,' W; G. Alliott, ��� of  Victoria, B?.A C", occupation accountant,  intends td'apply for permission to purchase the following..descxibed.lands' '������: '���".  .Comhien'cihg at;a post planted at tlie  north-east 'corner of Lot. 588..iYailfeI)is-  trict,   thence -north  80, chains,.. thence  east 80 .chai'ns,: thence south���'���* 80 chajrisY  thehce'west 80 chains to-"place of 'commencement and containing 640,acres.r:  WILFRID GORDON ALLIOTT  C.fj. Betterton, Agent.  August 20th,;,i312. /'7'i: ���).7:. ���"" 32-41  :.:":���"������.���  LAND ACT   77:77^  Yale Land District.       District of Yale  Take notice that I,. A, Wi'Al]iott,vof  Victoria,.B.C., occupation Broker, intends to' apply "for permfssion to purchase the" following described lands:;  Commencing at a post, planted at the  north east corner of Lot 588;'Yale district, thence north 80 chains/'thence  west,80..chains, thence south 80 chains,,  thence east 80^hainsttb plaiie'1 of commencement and containing 640 acre's.  ALEXANDER WOOD ALLIOTT  C. L. Betterton,'Agent!  Aug 20th. 1912..y       32-41 *'��� -     -,-V  Lost-or'Stolen   ..) s  from Coutlee on the night of .Wednesday, September. 11th, t a black cocker  spaniel dog answering ijto." the'i'riame~6f  Curley. Reward will'be paid to'anyone returning same to Coutlee. Hotpl;  Anyone harboring same after two pub  lications of this  advertisement .will be  prosecuted. -.'"....  ���'".'. .'    E. CONANT.  ���tt  Office at:  1:1.77  EXAMINATION FREE  COLDWATER HOTEL.  Room 9.  For that quiet game  tr\f' :y    '";'."  The Merritt  Pool  Room  Everything in   first-  class shape,   Tables  ���������.��� ���-a ���'-'.':.  Cigars, Cigarettes,  Tobaccos, Softi:  Drinks, Candies, etc.  OPPOSITE  post office;  Watch  pur   blackboard   for  latest sporting neWs.  SID MEARON and   1  FRANK BARNES, Props  M>'lJ-  1.-     I  ' ���   "  *    / ���,   . 4  $  MenYFall Suits     -  Men's Extra Trousers  Boys' 3-piece Suits     -  $11.00 to $35 00  -    ^2.50 to $7.50  $4 50 to $10.50  Boys' 2-piece Bloomer Suits   - 4.50 to 8.50  Boys' Norfolk Suits  Boys' Buster Suits  4.50 to 7.50  3.50 to 8.00

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