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 M  .         :  lv;  EToria, c  SEPTEMBER 6, 1912  r  Price 5 Cents  You may come  here and have  all the time you  wish,    see     as  many models as you want, and try on the   Th<  suits.you desire.  Your Satisfaction Is Our Main Ambition  >BDM0ND  HAT  and so we are not going to hurry you into making  a selection that will displease you later  -  It's the same  way   in   our  Hat  and .  Shoe departments.  We are glad to help you with sug-_  gestions when you desire.  ~    SUITS $15.00 to $35.00  OVERCOATS $12.50 to $30.00  F. A. Reid & Co., Ltd.  *" f        ���- ���  ^__ V,  WHERE QUALITY PREVAILS    .,  ome  The Diamond Vale company offers you  the opportunity to purchase a homesite  on fhcfDiamond VaieTielcl, souflvoTffie  railway track on easy terms.  Inside Lots 50x120  Corner  a  50xI 20  i  ��c  If you pay cash we will reduce these  prices 10 per cent.  TITLE GUARANTEED  See  Yl  at the Diamond Vale Supply Co.  be^. proved, al-  areaV *were ' the  Daily Output Increases Steadily---  Mariy Improvements.  To some people the word ton  or tons hardly carries an idea as  to the amount of coal shipped  from our local mines we wish to  emphasize the fact that the daily  output of the shipping1 coal mines  of the Nicola Valley will make  one solid block of coal one fool  square and seven miles long or  roughly the distance from Merritt to Nicola.  New coal strikes are constantly made throughout the Nicola  Valley and district. Latterly  coal has been found outcropping  in many places on Petit Creek,  the seams varying from a couple  of inches to eight or, ten. The  Lytham Brothers at Canford  have done considerable work on  their coal property which it is  hoped will justify their faith..  A seam a couple of feet thick  has been found outcropping in  the vicinity of the Abbott ranch  at Dot and the Indian Spintlam  (not the murderer of Kindness)  has what he claims as a workable seam on the rancherie.  On the Naik Indian reserve  coal outcrops in all the water  courses running westerly from  the summit and competent mining engineers have, expressed  their opinion that the coal beds  underlying these" outcrops are  unlimited in extent., From Merritt to Nicola indications of coal  measures can be noted by those  conversant all along the wagon  road and railway.    ..  The South Nicola Coal company has not reached more than  the initial stages of development  but good coal has been won. The  coal areas of the Quilchena district have yet to  through' these  first to attract the capitalist to  the Nicola Valley. . ;  , ��� As we go to press we hear of  another, important strike - in another direction in which some of  our most prominent citizens' are  interested, we have been asked  to surpass location and locators  until pur next issue.-    ���   ���  An old country syndicate will  be asked to interest itself in the  coal lands in and around Lower  Nicola, and it is confidently anticipated that a drill will be  brought in to test the holdings  next spring; heretofore drilling  operations in the vicinity of  Lower Nicola have been handicapped by .want of cash and inexperience���two factors that  make for absolute failure as far  as coal mining is concerned.  The Nicola Valley Coal and  Coke Co.  This mine is now an old reliable shipper and keeps up a steady  daily output. Non-payment of  dividends^is-explained_by���the  fact that the money is being  used for development purposes  and that this mine when ii: does  declare a dividend will continue  to do so as when the first interest is payable the shareholders  will own a well equipped producing coal mine. Any one paying the mine a visit will be at  once struck with the evidence of  expansion to bc noted on the  surface. Steam trams, electric  light, an excellent water system,  tipples, bunkers, washers all tend  to show that the management  are alive to every modern labor  saving appliance.  The coa.1 now being shipped  is  in every  way  superior  to  that  shipped last year in that it is far  more  free  from  dirt and  rock  han heretofore.  The monthly pay-roll of this  mine is still the main factor in  the prosperity of Merritt in particular and the Nicola Valley  generally. yy  The Nicola Valley Coaf and  Coke Company has made the  building of Merritt possible in  he past and we lo k forward  ���onfidently to the time when this  company will have trebled its  output and incidentally added a  couple of thousand to the popu  lation of Merritt and been indirectly responsible for a very much  larger area of cultivated land in  the Nicola Valley.  Inland Coal and Coke   Company  On the surface things looked  slack from a coal point of view,  but the apparent slackness has  been only surface deep for the  Inland Coal and Coke Co., have,  baen very busy with work that  counts in any business quite irrespective of coal mining.  During the past few months  an up-to date gravity--tram has  been in operation; a Upple, capable of handling tonnage considerably in excess of the present  output has been built, and bunkers of over a thousand tons capacity in use. A mile of railroad  spur has effectually done away  with the antiquated team haulage and its consc qient  expense.  Car scales of the latest Fairbanks pattern are in operation  and weigh today on a conservative estimate well over two  hundred and fifty tons.  The mine management hope in  the very near future to increase  this . minimum to five hundred  tons daily. Th- -new largo el< ct-  tric fan has proved a distinct  success and works .to the satisfaction of all concerned.  The president bf the Inland  Coal.& Coke Company,.Mr. G. I.  Wilson will inspect' the mine in  the course of next week and it is  anticipated that he will have  good- reason . to compliment the  management on the development  up to date. The coal this company is turning out still keeps its  reputation for excellent quality  and the demand .is far aboye' the  present day supply'. ' It is anticipated that Mr. Wilson's visit  will immediately result in the installation of an efficient water  system, so as to bring the mine  up-to-date in all respects.  So far the Inland Coal and Coke  Company -have-shipped develop^  ment coal only and seam after  seam of magnificent, power coal  has been uncovered and lies ready  to test the efficiency of the new  plant outlined above.  Coal has been King for many  years now, spite of and largely  because of the increasing competition from oil and electricity.  With the advent of the Panama  Canal many undreampt of factories will spring up on the British Columbia sea-board, t ese  factories ��� will need power .and  much of it, and the cheap high-  grade coal of the Nicola Valley  will find a ready and remunerative market in these factories.  Takes Exception to Sentence on Indians  The Lytton Indian-Agent is  evidently a whole hearted Siwash  for he has written the department that the sentence recently  imposed upon two Indians for  dynamiting fish was totally undeserved and unjustified.  We would point out to Mri  Graham that in B. C there is  but,one law alike foywhites and  Indians arid that Mr. Graham  serves no good purpose by aiding  and abetting Indians in contempt  for law and order.  The Indians were actually seen  to explode the dynamite by a  gentleman well known in the  valley and Mr. Edwards the fishery, inspector arrived in time to  see the dead fish actually lifted  from the water. Mr. Graham's  duty is to act fairly by white and  Indian alike and he should be absolutely unbiassed if he wishes  to retain his appointment and  the respect of men who have the  misfortune to be of Caucasian  race. Mr. Graham will find  quite enough to do if he takes  in hand the suppression of the  liquor traffic with Indians.  Pis  Capt   H. G. Forster injured  Capt. H. G. Forster was badly  injured last Sunday morning  while riding with his two cousins  the Misses Gilmore, between  Lower Nicola and Coutlee.  Apparently Capt. Forster's  horse shied at some newly .cut  timber then started to buck with  theresult-the-rider_was���badly  thrown and trampled while on  the ground. One of the Misses  Gilmore galloped back to Lower  Nicola and obtained aid from  Colonel Flick and Mr. Godley. A  ���doctor was also sent for but was  net available as the Medical  Council of B. C. had threatened  him with prosecution if he attended patients. After some  considerable delay a doctor was  in attendance the wounded man  having been an hour and a half  in the roadway. A democrat  from the Lower Nicola livery was  shortly on the scene with blankets and other appliances and the  injured man was removed to Mr.  Tyner's ranch where it was found  that one rib was broken and another badly fractured beside some  nasty bruises.   o   High Class Stock at the Fall Fair  ! The fall fair in the Nicola valley bids fair to outclass the province as regards the grade of  stock to be exhibited. - All. the  local farmers express the opinion  that competition will be especially keen this year, the saddle  horse, Clydesdale, Hackney classes for horses will be well worth  seeing; there will also be considerable keen rivalry among the  owners of Dairy Cows.  Awards Contract for Electric Light-  -    ing to A. B. Kennedy.  There were present at Tuesday  evening's meeting of the city  council the Mayor F. A. Reid  and Aldermen Irvine, Gordon,  Cowley and Jackson.  The reading of the minutes of  the previous meeting met the approval of the council and were  adopted.  Several communications were  read, the first one being from  the Vancouver Lumber-Co., asking the council to take some steps  in making, possible,. River-street  leading into.theiryard. - Several  bad ruts' are in this street and  a few loads of.gravelwouldmake  it possible for heavy traffic- s The  communication was . referred to  the Board of Works.  Sjani Swanson sent in an 'application for the position as.janitor at the new city hall. The  application was. filed for future  reference.  Three communications were  read from different fire insurance  company's representatives, quoting rates, which were all the  same, for insurance on the city  hall. It was decided to file them  arid arrange for the present insurance now on city hall for one  month longer when hall will be  finished and a long term insurance policy be taken out.  The city engineers recommend-  ed>that the contract be awarded  to''A. B, Kennedy for the wiring  and all outside electrical work  for the lighting of the city, his  tender being $200 below M.   L.  Mr. Joseph Collett submitted  to-the council plans of two different pieces of property he wished to subdivide and,' asked the  council for its approval which  wis given.  The regular monthly salaries  and bills were ordered paid the  amounts going up into the thousands.  The queBtion of furnishing the  new city offices came up and on  motion it was left to the building  committee to purchase the necessary furnishings which were  not many.  The chief of police's report for  the month of August was read  to, the council and is as follows.  Fined, 12; remanded, 1; dismissed, i; charges withdrawn, 2;  charges witdrawn and complaint-  ant pay costs, 2; one hour to  leave the city, 2; let out on suspended sentence, 1.  Total income, 335.35. Expenditure 16.58  Experimental Orchard Reserved  Barclay Bonthrone has reserved from sale the experimental  Orchard and the five adjoining  acres on his property at Lower  Nicola, which he recently sold  to David Dodding and Sons.  Rifle Competition at Kamloops  The Gold Range Rifle Association of Kamloops will hold their ,  fourth annual  Prize" Meeting at  the'Rifie'Range^at^Kam ioops~6n~  Wednesday, Thursday and Fii- -.  day, 18th, 19th and 20th inst.  It is hoped that the  local mil- ���  itia will be able to enter a team  to    compete   for  the   excellent  prizes offered.   Six men are required for a team.  Sleeping accommodation as-well:  as provision  for meals will_be  found at the ranges,  Local  militia men contemplat- [  ing a trip  to Kamloops during  the centenerary celebrations will  find a ready welcome at the ranges whether they compete or not.  Major H. T. Wilson, 31st Regiment (B. C. H.) is the secretary-  treasurer arid will be pleased to  answer any enquiries concerning  the matches.  Entries close Saturday, 14th  inst.  Military   tents  and   blankets ,  will be furnished for those who  wish to camp at the range and  free meals will be furnished to  :  all bona-fide competitors.  Single fare for the round trip ,  is guaranteed by the Association '  to all who secure Standard Certificates from their local C. P. R.  agent. Copies of the Prize List  can be obtained at Rankine's  Drug Store Merritt, B. C.  -    9 ���  J.   A.   McDonald  was  r gis  tered  at  the  Leland  hotel  at  Kamloops on Monday.  <f  Wild Man of Nicola   Eludes  Captor on Wednesday.  LQmpreau the horsestealer and  would be wild-'man has surrendered to the "police authoriti-s  after severely wounding his brother who had threatened to  notify the police as to the hiding  place of the would-be murderer.  Lempreau's brother lies in a  serious condition in the General  Hospiral, he has a severe bullet  wound in the left shoulder, it  has been found impossible to  trace the bullet. It is probable  that the wounded man will have  to be taken to the coast in order  to have the bullet located by  means of a Rontgen ray photograph.  Thr injured man is in such a  serious condition that it is pro  bable that his deposition will  have to be ta,ken.  Lempeau, it will be remembered escaped from the Nicola  lock-up some weeks ago and took  to the mountains breathing blood  against all who attempted to effect his arrest. Apparently the  recent rainy spells and lack of  sunshine made the prison breaker, reconsider his decision and  adjourn to the rock pile.  Sapion  is    the namo   of the  latest recruit,to the- r-anks of the  wild men.    The  local   constable  in a moment bf attention .toduty  stumbled .upon  Sapion t. in    the ���*���  act  of   making   off with stolen  horses, on seeing the  constable -  approach   him ,Sapion promptly  levanted pursued by -^the limb.of.-  the law,   the  latter,"in ord��rto'*  emphasise his demand for prmpt-  surrender fired .a shot across the  bows  of "the.  horse-thief'and;  eventually -drove - the-desparador-  into.a corner, and effected, ranlar-  rest.....Th~e   shades -of- -evening  compelled   captor, and ^captured  to camp,out, the police, constable  warned  by experience tobk-.no-  chances and handcuifed  his man:  prior to turning in. I-h the morning the wily Sapion declared him--,  self unable to eat his  breakfast  in irons and also complained that  his wrists were chafed. -The unsuspecting constable  with more:  pity   in   his   soul   than  caution  liberated   his  prisoner   who-at."  once made a l��ap for liberty-in .  which he  was successful.    The -  escaped prisoner  made,his way  to Fishe's cabin at Douglas Lake  where  he  obtained a rifle and .  cartridges in addition to an outfit of clothes and took to the hills  with the usual defiance to establish law and order. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday. September 6 1912,  K. OF P.  Nicola Valley  Lodge No. 46,  meets inv'.Reid's  Hall every Wednesday night at 8  p. m. All visiting  brethren are cordially invited to  attend.  KniffhtWE. Johnson, Knight W. Cranna,  C. C K. R. S  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  Six months $1.00  in   advance  .   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 invited to attend.  Geo. L. Murray C. R.  H. H. Matthews, "Sec. ~  A.F.& A M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  R eid's H.all  th e a e cond-  Tuesdayof each  month at 8 p.  m.    J oj o u r n -  ng brothers cordially invited.  S. J. Solomon Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  J. W. ELLIS  Manager  One dollar per inch per month fer regrular advertising:. Land and water notices $7.00 for 60  days.   $6.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising .10 words"for 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract ad  vertisinj..  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt.BC.  Phone 25.  WANTED-A POLICE PATROL  H. R. M. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S.. B.C.L.S  E. P. Heywood. B.Sc. B.C.L.S.  Christie, Dawson  & Heywood  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  ;   Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch       .,-       Ashcroft, B. C.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong's Store  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  M. t. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister ud Solicitor  ���^ Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal ���  Ice Cream  la  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.  We do not always agree  with  all that emanates from  the pen  of   "Bruce"  of the   "Saturday  Sunset", but once in a" while he  gets the right sow  by the ear.  In last week's issue he. berates  the  provincial police for general  incompetence and instances the  ease with which one of the murderers of Decker eluded the best  "sleuths" of the provincial force.  Bruce does not mention that the  hunted  man  worked three days  for a Lower Nicola farmer, visited all the stores from Spences  Bridge to Lower Nicola, bartered  his watch for food at Canford,  cached the food in  the Lower  Nicola cemetery,   then   stole   a  buckskin horse and rode out of  the country.    There is no mention in "Bruce's" article of the  hurry up message to the police  at: Coutlee, 9 p. m.,   nor of the  sauntering .ride to Lower Nicola  at 10 a. m. next morning.    There  is no mention of the valiant arrest of, or hold up,  of Dan Mclnnes at the second corral nor a  vivid description of two "sleuths"  dodging one another in the woods  above Merritt,   one  being crosseyed, the other lame..  There should have been an account of how Lampreau escaped  from'-an unlocked cell at Nicola  and today is hiding in. the hills,  armed,; hurling defiance at his  erstwhile captors. From time to  time tales of a B. C. police patrol  have reached this office and we  believe it is a fact that the At-  torney.-General has had a .workable scheme outlined by an expert military organizer, with  mounted police experience, who  lives not a thousand miles from  the Nicola-Valley���if this is so,  what hinders?���we've got the  men, we've got the money. Sir  Richard get busy with.Napolean  the .Unready.  A PUBLIC DANGER  When thieves fall out���honest  men get their own is a trite say-  Merritt Lumber Yard  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  Two car loads'of Cedar Fence Posts  .__, j  and Pickets.  SPEIALLY LOW PRICES.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  Celebration  Three Days of  Fun and Frolic  .Tuesday,   Wednesday,   Thursday  SEPTEMBER  17--18-19  BasebaliyTournament  Football Tournament  Lacrosse Tournament  Lawn Tennis^Tournament  Polo Tournament  Motor Boat Races  Field Sports, Rifle Shooting,  Aquatic Sports.  Grand Historical Pageant illustrating the progress of  events since the founding of  the first white settlement in  1812.  Trades Procession���Decorated  Motor Car Parade.  Two Big Displays of Fire  works arranged by Hitt Bros,  of Seattle. The most elaborate ever shown in the interior.  Grand Confetti Carnival en  Masque on the closing evening  Come and Help Kamloops Celebrate  Single Fare from all points on C. P. R.   For Programme and further information address :   Hon. Sec.    Celebration Committee, Kamloops, B. C.  ing, but when medical men fall  out a poor, devil "with broken ribs  and a badly bruised body has to  grin and bear it.  Elsewhere, in  our columns we  publish an account of an accident to a well known  resident of  the valley,   in  connection therewith we wish to draw public attention  to conditions which exist in this province as far as the  medical fraternity are concerned.  A few minutes after the accident  mentioned    above    occured,    a  young lady,   a stranger in the  province, rode up to the residence of a medical man who is  not on the B. C. register, seeking  aid for an injured relative.   This,  medical man on  learning that a  doctor had been phoned for, from  Merritt,   refused  to attend,  on  the ground   that   he   would be  prosecuted by the Medical Council of B. C. for so doing, in fact  had been threatened with prosecution for attending an emergency case some time before.    In  consequence,   the injured   man  lay upon the public highway for  quite an hour and a half before  medical assistance arrived���time  enough had the injuries   been  really serious for death to have  intervened.   The incident reflects  the more severely upon the Medical council by reason of the fact  that the rion���registered man is a  graduate of Edinburgh and registered in Alberta so can claim  medical equality with any of the  profession  in B. C, or Canada  for that matter.  We believe that throughout  the British Empire, Canada excepted, a medical man can work  at his profession without let or  hindrance���always provided he  is in good standing.  On the Monday after the above  accident it was deemed necessary to remove the injured man  to the General Hospital and a  doctor was requisitioned to bandage the patient so that the trip  could be made without further  injury���but, 'nary a doctor���one  had had his dignity ruffled, another was on' a journey, yet another could not leave the hospital.  As a matter of fact a mean, low-  down, childish squabble among  some of the medical men in the  valley was the cause on the one  hand, on the other, a ready, willing non-registered medico under  the, legal, ban-of" the Medical  Council of B. C. It is no doubt  very .laudable' to squeeze the  eagle until it screams, but in the  interval, gentlemen, give' suffering humanity a chance.  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 will  be sold at a snap. >  For Price and Terms apply owner  Hays & Brolin  Shoe Repairing  A late reviewer reminds the  world that there is no longer an  American nation, for he says  the United States consists of a  congerie of nationalities representing almost every sort and  condition of mankind under  heaven. It has been said that  only-one-fifth of the people of  New York city are of native  Anglo-Saxon stock. Half the  population of the State of Rhode  Island are of foreign extraction,  and most of the women who have  children are of stock alien to the  original people of the United  States. The old-fashioned Yankee, who represented one of the  mcst virile and sensible branches  of the human race, is dying out.  His descendants make speeches  and=write=es8ays==to=prove=how  great is the American people  chiefly to immigrants from southern and central Europe. This  does   not  seem   to   be   a good  thing.  o ��� ���  . If you know of anything we  don't know and which the public ought to know; if it is worth  knowing don't you know it is  your duty to let us know it, that  the people may also know? You  may know but they don't know,  unless you let us know the things  you know. That will be good  for all the people, don't you  know.  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.  Sunday, Sept. 8th, 1912.  Merritt���Divine  Service, 7.30  .. m.  2.30 p.m., Sunday School.  Lower Nicola���3 p.m.  ,. All welcome.  Rev. J. A. Petrie,  Pastor.  Up-Country Escort for the Duke  The B. C. Horse escort will be  composed of picked men from  Nicola Valley, Walhachin, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Lumby and  Kelowna.  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.  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.  Establshed 1817. Head Of fee    Montreal  Capital - ...        $16,000,000.00  Reserve and Undivided Profits      $16,855,185.36  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY  MERRITT NICOLA  AW. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open on Tuesdays and Fridays only.  OLDWATER  THE FSNEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  (COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  M. McInTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  If ypu want a gentlemen's Cigar  '��� -;. .;, go to 'the. ���".���-���---. '-������"-'  , ;-BRUNS^icK ;.���'..  in stock  THE "LE PREFERENCE" (Ten minutes in H ivanri).   La Fl ir De V illeiis.. .S.ivannnh.  -   ��. i       i Our Dick. Etc.      ' '-'  If you like a mild cigar try the "Bobby Burns".   Auk the doctor.  THE   CITY  >,       ��� ���   HOTEL,  QUILCHENA 7WENUE  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  &NDRE5KLJAOJGGAN  PROPRIETOR  Nicola Valley  ^Dealers iiu  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry. Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of-  Strictly High-,Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh Fish always on  hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  ! Manager  The Family Man's Hardest Problem  and at the same time the most important one is the building of a  suitable home. So much depends on the environment of the"  children that every precaution should be taken for their comfort  and health. Sunlight and tiesh air in the home is'necessary���  uniform temperature and humiility is also necessary. These  things and many more h;ive come down to us through generations  ���generations wh��.n the home was the making of our Nation and  the material used in most of those homes was good Canadian  wood���sometimes ciudely cut, but always given the preference  because of its fitness to health and comfort. Our yard todcy contains tho same kind of luml er. but more perfectly cut and finished so th i^ the w rk required of the carpenters has been reduced  to the minimum. We want to show it to you and explain howyou  can use it profits'>ly.  "There'8 No Place Like Home" -  '���  VANCOUVER   LUMBER   CQ'Y.  MERRITT, B. C.  T. F. WALKED Manager.  TRY  The O.K. Feed Store  .i -������  We wish to inform'you that we' have now. iri���-  stock at A. J. Coutlee's old stand, Bailed Hay,. ,  Whole and Crushed Oats, Wheat, Wheat and .  Barley Chop, Bran and   Shorts,   Scratch Food, .    .  Ground Shell and Meatmeal.   . Right for. Cash.  Brick, Lime, Cement and Plaster  O. Ko TRANSFER    OMPANY  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and    Builders  MERRITT, B. C  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL  WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  ====te==hand!e=any-=kind===of==Bui!ding^=Gonstraction==?Work===  W YORK CAFE  VOGHT STREET  WING ING,  Proprietor.  EXCELLENT    UISINE  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  of the next best.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The choicest of Beef, mutton, etc., always on ri.rd  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop. Friday; September 6, 1912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  THE CONTINUOUS  can mean but one thing���that  the service. it ��� renders its customers makes for permanent  business relations.  with more than 55 years of  continuous growth and  satisfactory  ?      service, invites  : Sayings and Business  Accounts  CAPITAL     -���'-'--���   -   -     $4,6u8,050  REST   -    -   -   -    :   -   -   -   5,608,050  ..       Incorporated 1855.  100 Branches in Canada.  MERRITT BRANCH  A. W; "���'. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  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.  500 War Veterans Will Salute Duke  Arrangements are under way  in Vancouver for a parade of over  five hundred South African War  Veterans. This parade will be  inspected by H. R. H. the Governor-General during his forthcoming visit to Vancouver on the  18th inst.  Canada's New Dry-Dock  Will hold any battleship that  floats. It is 600 feet long, 105  feet wide, sixty feet deep, and  draws 35 feet of water. The  links of the towing chain are  among th ; largest ever forged  and were expressly forged for  the purpose of towing the above  dock from the Clyde to Montreal.  WANTED  At the Merritt Commercial Club, an  assistant.steward. Hours from 10 a.  m to 3 p.m. Salary $60 per month.  Applications will be received by the  Secretary, until Tuesday noon, Sept.  10th.  D..P. EDWARDS,  Secretary.  FOR SALE  Thirty hens and chickens. Will be  sold very cheap if taken at once. Apply  at News Office. ,  land described as Lot' 1917.  This notice was posted on th'? 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 Buildings, Victoria, B. C.  CHAS. LOEWEN, Applicant.  ERIC.CONANT, Agent,  WATER NOTICE  One Thousand Killed.  A telegram from Pekin states  that over a^thousand were killed  in a well contested battle near  Tonan-Fu. The federal forces  captured several guns and a considerable quantity of ammunition.  r  Plumbing    nd  Steamf itting  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.  'y   xz Vy y ,j . * *' : ' ! -*  "  Kennedy &  "N  V.-  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  FUNERAL  DIRECTOR  AND EMBALMER  Address left with A. F. Rankine,  druggist, will receive prompt  attention.  N. J. BARWICK  MERRITT and NICOLA.  Nicola Phone No. 5.  Merritt Phone No. 26.  Canada's Largest Clock  The largest clock in Canada or  on the Pacific coast was set in  motion early this week on the  top of the New Vancouver block,  which is being erected on Granville street for Dominick Burns,  by the Norton Griffiths Steel  Construction company. The  four faces of this clock are each  twenty-two feet in diameter.  The glass contained in the dial  weighs four;. tons and is seven-  eights of an inch in thickness.  The minute hands are eleven  feet long and the hour hand  about eight feet.  A woman entered a photographers gallery and inquired:-  "Do you take pictures of children? 'Yes,' was the reply.  "How much are they, please?  Three dollars a dozen,' said the  proprietor. "Well she replied  with a sigh, I'll have to wait and  come again I have only eleven."  According to some lady authorities, a young man is. a lottery,  a widow is a*hana-me-down, and  an old bachelor damaged remnant. Butwitha little taking in  or letting put,'polishing up, or  trimming down, almost any of  ihem can be made over into a  fairly acceptable husband after  all.  CANADIAN  JffiflWa  Western Lines  West of Revelstoke  One of the desirable things  among men is the purity of expression. When one has a  thought to utter he should" be  able to do so without punctuating  it with profanity. Nothing is  added to the thought by such  digressions. Not* only is the  speaker enveloped'in a fog of  blasphemy but he polutes the  very atmosphere for better men,  and even women -and children  are not immune from his accursed breath. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth  speaketh.  _Train_leay_es_12._40_daily_for_:  all points East and   West.  Returning, leaves 18.25.  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation reserved  and complete passage booked to any part of Great Britain or from Great Britain  to Canada. If sending  for your friends purchase  your ticket here and avoid  the risk of sending money.  For rates and sailings apply  to  M. M. SHORE  Agent ��� Merritt, B.C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets a��d Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merritt  The following is credited to a  negro preacher in Washington :  ' 'Ah dreamed Ah was in Heav-  en-the-Qther-ni��,ht. As-Ah-stood.  jest inside de golden gate dar  came a rap and George Washington was announced by St. Peter.  "Let him come up and sit on  mah right side," said de good  Lawd, who was sittin' on de  throne.  "Pretty soon der was another  knock and Abraham Lincoln was  announced by St. Peter. "Let  him sit on mah left side," said  de Lawd.  "Den Ah heard a terrible  knockin' at de gate and de angels  all trembled and St. Peter opened de gate careful and den he  turned roun' and said to de  Lawd: 'You'll have to get down  an' give him your seat, Lawd,  it's Mr. Roosevelt.' "���Pure Food  Magazine.  BVC. -Fall Fairs For 1912  Kamloops,    September 18, 19, 20  Vernon. Fruit        October 23. 24  Vernon, Horse show  October 3, 4  Merritt,  Kelowna,  Salmon Arm,  Penticton,  Arrow Lakes,  Revelstoke,  Armstrong,  September 25  September 26, 27  September 27, 28  September 28  October 4, 5  October 8, 9, 10  October 16, 17  Summerland, Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 1  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, thence  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  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 followingdeseriLed  area:  Commencing at a post placed 20  chains South of North West corner of  lot 1303, Nicola Land Diatrict, Kamloops Division and marked G. Murray's  N. E. corner, thence South 60 chains,  thence West 40 chains, thence North  60 chains, thence East 40 chains to  starting point.  GEO. MURRAY,  Nicola, B^ C, 20th July, 1912.  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 L6t 301 on banks  of Coldwater River. Thence north 25;  chains, thence west 20vi 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  PRINCETON  AND COALMONT  TO  VANGOUVE  WATER NOTICE  For a Licence to Take a��d 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 out 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 <��f 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   appoint-''  ments apply  COALMONT-MERRITT  AUTO SERVICE  J. H. Jackson,   Prop., Tulameen.  Agents: Merritt, M. Mclntyre,  Coldwater Hot 1; Tulameen,Tulameen Stage Co.; Coalmont, Coalmont Truck & Transfer .Co.;  Princeton, A. E. Howse Co. Ltd. -  For   a Licence  to   S'ore   or   Pen   Hi  Water  Notire is-h��.reby {riven ihnl Cii'n'Hes  Loewen of Vancouver, 15. (.'., will apply for a licence to stue or pen back  360 acre-feet of water1 fr.iin Tom Peter  Creek, a stream flowing in a southerly  direction and emptying into Eight Mile  creek, near Indian Corral, 'ihe w,;ter  will be stored in a reservoir of 360 acres  capacity, built or to be built at a  lake source of creek, and will lie used ���  for domestic purposes as authorized t-y  Water Record  No.  Water i.iienee !  No......, or under a notice of application for a licence lo take and use wa er,  posted herewith on tlie laud de5cri. ed  as Lot 747.  This notice was posted on the ground  on the 23rd day of July, 1912. The ap-  'plication will be filed in the office of the  Water Recorder at Nicola.  Objections may be filed with the said  Water Recorder or with the Comptrol- !  ler of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings Victoria, B. C.  CHARLES LOEWEM, Applicant,  by Eric Conant, Agent.  Electric Restorer for Men  PhrtQnhnnnl restores every nerve in the body  rnubpnunui tn Ua proper tension; restores  vim and vitality. Premature decay and all sexual  weakness averted at once." -.Phosphonol will  r~ake you a new man. -Price S3 a box. or two for  tS. 'Mailed to-any-addresS.. ��heSeobeU Drug  Co., St. Catharines, One.  Third Annual  "* 'i  FALL EXHIBITION  OF THE  Nicola Valley Agricultural  and Horticultural Assn.  will be held at  MERRITT  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,  Merritt, B. C.  or  Secretary T. Heslop, Nicola, B. C.  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, tho 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 leave mustbemnde  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in whiYh  the rights applied for-are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections"; or legal sub-  divisions'of sections, arid in unsurvoyed  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 Ministei-of rhe Interior.  N.B.���Unauthorised   publication   of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  Highly   Recommended."  " I would certainly recommend that you get a Gurney-  Oxford, Mary. Mother had one, and when I furnished  my house, I got one. Every maid I ever had has  been enthusiastic about the Gurney-Oxford."  " What are its good points ?"  "Well, the best is that it cooks and bakes like a dream.  I never tasted such golden brown biscuits or such f lakey  pastry as my  Gurney-Oxford turns out, and roasts,    I  fowls and puddings are always a success."  " Is it easy to operate ?"  " My dear, it's simplicity itself. The Gurney Economizer, which you cannot get on any other range,  regulates the fire simply by putting one small lever up  or down. You never heard of anything so simple.  And by a system of divided flues the oven is always  uniformly heated. You know what that means���biicuits,-  bread, roasts, not one half overdone and the other half  underdone, but properly done all through. Yes, my ���.  dear, you take my advice as I took mother's, and get  a Gurney-Oxford Range." ~  The Merritt Mercantile Co.  Merritt, B. C.  I  _U)  Every Woman  Is interested and should know  about the wonderful  Whirling Spray  Douche  Ask your druggist for   .  It  If he cannot supply  the  MARVEL, accept no  other, bat send stamp for Ulus-  i  trated book���sealed.  It gives full  particulars and directions invaluable  to ladles. WINDSOIt SUPPLY CO.. Windsor. Ont  General Areata for Canada.  We Ye Doing It!  Doing What ?  All the Job Printing in Town  Write for the " Concrete Book  99  1  JN Canada, where the winters arc long and cold, houses must be solid and substantial.     No "gingerbread frills,"  such as distinguish California bungalows, can be permitted..     Canadian homes should be built to defy wind and  cold, to keep warm inside when it's thirty below out-doors.  T is because Concrete, of all materials, best withstands wind, water and cold, that it is fast becoming popular with  Canadian home-builders. Concrete houses arc warm in winter, requiring less coal for heating ; they are cool in  summer. A Concrete house never needs repairs ; because, instead of decaying, it actually grows stronger with  time and exposure to the elements.  "I/-ERY attractive architectural effects may be obtained with Concrete,  especially for houses in the country, where  the rough concrete surface harmonizes with its surroundings.  CINCE it never requires tepairs, the first  *-* cost of a concrete residence is .ts last  cost; and it is cheaper, fur this reason,  than any other kind of home.  used in scores of other ways around the  home and on the farm. For each of  these purposes it is the best matenal  known.  ���^JOT only is Concrete the brst material TF you haven't invrstisated the use of  ���^ for house-buildin**.     It may also be -* Concrete around the home and on the  farm, write now for our" free book, which  tells all about the mixing and niacins of  Concrete, and describes hundreds of practical uses for it. Just say " Send me your -  book "in a letter or on a post card, and  the book will be sent you absolutely  free.  Address-  Publicity Manager  CANADA CEMENT COMPANY LIMITED  607 Herald Building  MONTREAL  When buying Cement, be sure to  get "Candiia Cement." See that every  bag and b&rrci bears this label. Then  you will be jure of satisfaction.  We have a free Information  Department' that will answer all  your questions relating to Cement,  without cost ��� or obligation. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, September 6 1912,  -S,  Every Kind.  A. F. RANKINE  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL ANDDISTRICT  L  Mr. and Mra. Russell of Kelowna are jjspending a few days  with Mr. and Mrs.,Tyner of Lower Nicola.  You can sell all your cast off  clothing, boots, shoes, etc., to  Hays & Brolin,    See them.  o   Mrs. A. Pomfray went down  to Vancouver on Tuesday and  will spend a month with friends  and relatives at coast cities.  trench.     When   in  lowering his pail he  on a moveable stone  balanced him that  the act of  stepped up-  and so over-  boy, bucket  F. Slaugh, manager for the  Merritt Mercantile, made a business trip to the coast the first  part of the w^ek, returning on  Wednesday evening.  and all lit on top of the foreman.  The foreman's mind was disturbed, the boy was fired.   o  Charles���Born to Captain and  Mrs. H. Charles at Canford on  September 3rd, a daughter.  ���    o  A. Savage, lately section foreman at Spuzzum, and formerly  now in the Hills  Fresh snow high up on the  Petit Mountain made its appearance last Monday. The weather  prophets are already yarning  about the severe winter we are  going to have. We remember  they foretold a bad winter last  year���and we had the mildest on  record.   _o   Ratepayers Call a School Meeting  A meeting of all ratepayers in  the.Lower Nicola School District  has been called for Saturday 14th  inst. to ratify the purchase of  tho new school site and to decide  upon the sale of the present lo-.  cation.  of Canford is now  the Coutlee Hotel,  employed at  Major H. H. Matthews paid  the city a visit on business connected with the B. C. Horse and  the valley Fall Fair.  The Misses Gilmore of Winnepeg, are camping at Lower Nicola, they were accompanying  Capt. Forster to Coutlee when  the accident befell.  Fred M. Heffner representing  A. R. Miller of Vancouver has  purchased from G. Lodowick of  Nicola, twenty-nine head of  horses. Price paid slightly in  excess of $2000.  In spite of decidedly inclement  weather many good bags of  grouse were made by mid-valley  sportsmen. One party in the  hills above Merritt bagged 16  brace, which somewhat discounted the -soaking they also bagged,   o   Myers Machell, an Indian, was  fined $25 and costs Tuesday morning by the police magistrate for  observing Labor Day in too  hilarious a manner. Myers'  friend,who gave him the colored  water has so far escaped the  police.  Mrs. Joe Cleasby of Petit  Creek has gone toTthe coast to  recuperate. The many friends  of the Cleasby family hope to  hear shortly of her complete restoration to health.  H. C. Meeker is in town today  and reports that the Nicola Valley Pine Lumber Co. are doing  solid business. Of the six million feet of logs cut last year  four and one half million has  been turned into lumber of first-  class grade. Mr. Meeker hopes  to have the mill pond empty in  six week's time.  J. P.-Boyd left on Saturday  for Golden whether he went to  accompany Mrs. Boyd home after  having spent two months on a  visit with relatives at that point.  They will return home at the  ^effd^of=the^cdmin^^  Boyd in the interval will do so  hunting in that region.  J. B. Radcliffe of Southern B.  C. Lands and Mines left for  coast points on Thursday's train.  A. W, McVittie arrived in town  from the Stump Lake district  where he has been busy surveying.  v_- ��_���. ���  The Douglas Lake Cattle Co.,  shipped twenty cars of beef to  the coast Tuesday.  The city water system will  soon be in going order. The  hydrants, lack of which hsve  have hitherto held back work,  have arrived and will be installed in short order. A canvas  of those wishing to have water  laid oh will be taken as soon as  the necessary forms are out of  the printers hands.  H. Graham, the Indian Agent  stationed at Lytton, was in the  valley two or three days this  week on business connected with  the Department of Indian affairs.  The Dominion Governmen  have decided to reserve an immense tract of land in the neighborhood of Tunkion Lake. This  land may be used ultimately as a  camp for military purposes.   o   Mr. Hpdson of Walhachin paid  Lower Nicola a short visit while  en route for Douglas Lake where  he   intends purchasing   horses.  Mr. Hodson is  a  brother of the  late manager of the old Penney  ranch near Savona.  Messrs Bebson & Court are  making rapid progress with the  residence they are erecting for  Charles Tyner Esq. at Lower  Nicola.  Fred M. Heffner, of the firm ignore  of A. R. Miller & Co., Robinson) v,������  St., Vancouver, has sold to  Geoff ley Lodowick of Nicola, the  standard bred stallion B. C.  King, Jr., by B.C. King (2.26).  B. C. King is a superior type of  stallion to cross with small mares  as he has plenty of bone and  substance. Apart from the above  B. C. King comes of good trotting stock that will compare  favourably with any on the continent.    Price was $1000.  The foreman on the job of the  waterworks system  received   a  shower bath instead of a cooling  drink at the hands of the water  boy   on  Thursday morning.    It  came about in  this manner, the  ; boy moving along down the pipe  trench  with  his pail   of water  cooling   parched    throats    and  moistening some   that   weren't  parched when all at once  the  clear ring of the foreman's voice  summoning the water boy was  heard.     The boy in his hurry to  please him on the throne hurried  to where the foreman was in the  Some months ago the C. P. R.  operators, despatchers and sta-  4ion=agents-=demanded=shorter  hours and 15 per cent increase  in salaries. Word has come to  hand today that the C. P. R. will  grant a 10 per cent increase but  the question of shorter  hours, which is the main feature  in the employees demands. A  strike vote was taken yesterday  from Halifax to Vancouver with  a majority for walking out. It  is thought that the C. P. officials  will give way in the matter of  hours and that thc 5 per cent  still outstanding in the matter  of salaries will be settled without  resorting to extreme measures.  There can be no question that  long hours worked by the above  mentioned ratings are not conducive to either efficiency or  safety as far as the working of  a large railroad is concerned.  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.  I cola  N. J. BARWICK  Pier  Escort for the Duke  The escort to do duty in Victoria and Vancouver during H.  R. H. the Governor-General's  visit will be composed of picked  men from Nicola Walhachin and  Salmon Arm. The escort will  probably be away for a week.  All the horses will be bays or  chestnuts and the men of the escort will carry lances instead of  rifles. Free transportation as  well as pay and subsistence will  be provided by the Dominion  Government. The Vancouver  Horse Show Association have  expressed their willingness to  place their stabling at the disposal of the escort. Work Point  Barracks will be available in Victoria.   a      _  Emigrants From Territorial Regiments  A large batch of Surrey territorials emigrated to Canada after  the Brigade camp the second  week in August: For some  years now men of this Brigade  have been assisted to emigrate  under a scheme organized by  Major Brodrick. This organization guarantees work in Canada.  The only obligation from the  men is a promise to enlist in  some Canadian regiment at the  first opportunity/  Loca) Hunters Can't Beat King George  In one days sport King George  killed two hundred and^eighty-  four grouse, that is grouse coming down wind at fifty miles an  hour, not sitting in a tree waiting to be shot. The physical exertion needed to fire.nearJy three  hundred cartridges is fairly severe but the most remarkable aspect of the feat is the splendid  co-ordination of both hand and  eye involved in such a magnificent shooting feat.   o   Potato Canker  There has been issued, by direction of the minister of agriculture at Ottawa, a conspicuous  poster calling the - attention - of  potato growers to the importance  of examining.their crop to:ascertain whether or hot it isirifected  with "Potato Canker."  .   .' _ '.''  The hanger shows, in natural  colors, a potato plant, the whole  yield of which is affected by the  disease. It also shr ws the appearance of individual tubers in  which the canker has started to  work. Growers,- who discover  suspicious symptons of the disease in their crop are requested  to send affected specimens to  the Dominion Botanist, Experimental Farms, Ottawa. The  poster=is=beingdistributed=by-the  publications branch of the department of agricultur.   o���   Bayley Retains His. Title  Calgary, Alta., Sept. 4.:L-The  theory "once ' licked, always  licked," proved to be true, when  Joe Bayley lightweight champion  of Canada, with a short hook to  the jaw, put the former champion, Billy Allen, down and out  for the count of ten in the third  round of their scheduled fifteen-  round bout here this morning.  The sudden termination of the  bout came as a disappointment  to the crowd of five thousand fans  who gathered in Calgary's new  arena to watch the two men, who  upon their former meeting had  put up the fastest mill in the history of the game in Canada.  WANTED  At once, a first-class lineman  for 3-phase power ^transmission  work. Apply to A. B. Kennedy,  Merritt, B, C.     -  NOTICE  Tenders are solicited for Refreshment Booths at <���' Fair  Grounds, Merritt, not later than  16th inst.  T. Heslop,       j  Secretar  ers  Splendid variety at special prices to clear. Regular  $1.25 for $1.00, 50c for 40c, 75c for 60c.  Children's Dresses  New and   up-to-date,   splendid   for  hot weather.  Regular $2.25, 2.00 and 1.50. Special $1.65, 1.30  and 1.10.  Ladies White Waists.  Real   bargains.    Be    sura   "ycu    get   in   on   this.  Regular $1.75 and $1.50.    Special $1.00 each.  Must be sold   now,   so  we ar�� going to give them  away at 50c each.    Regular. $.1 and 75c.  t  \z  For the men and boys who -want the very best in  clothes, this is the store. There are no finer clothes  made. Suits m a wide range of fabrics, tailored in  the latest and most stylish models to suit the taste  of business men ana young men. We're showing,  unusual values and we are certainly making a hit  with hose who know "what's what." This is head-  quarters^for ���=������-^������  CLOTHES  ���a brand which has won large favor all over  Canada. We feature them and take a good deal  of pleasure in showing them, We know you can't  look at them not wanting to buy, and you won't  find any better clothing anywhere.  Our business is growing at a rate that keeps us  fairly on the jump. Must be a reason.

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