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 WtW5flKrEIUUIiSI_t__M______H____B^BflB  Vol. 3, No  >J& q^  MERRITT, B. <C., AUGUST 30,  1912  Price 5 Cents  thing  every reasonable  that will  make every  customer a  "Booster" for  this store-  That is ever our guiding  aim and ambition.  Whether it is selling a suit or a collar button���in the handling of a complaint or exchanging a garment, you will find that we do  one with the same pleasure and earnest endeavor to please as the other.  We realize that your satisfaction depends  on many things; and we pay as much attention  to the little things as the big ones.  In buying our goods���in pricing them���in  assisting you to make appropriate and pleasing  selections���in guaranteeing you satisfactory service from everything you buy here���in painstakingly serving you in every possible way���in  all these things, our sole aim and purpose is to  make this such a satisfactory place for you to  trade that  Once You  Try   Us  You'll  Always Stick  By  Us.  News of the Week  in Town and District  Land Boom in Lower Nicola  Messrs J. & W, Gray have  bought the remainder of Henry  Lindley's property lying west of  Ten-Mile Creek. The purchasers  intend to erect a dwelling on the  property, where Mr., Mrs. and  the two Miss Grays will reside.  Lower Nicola Excels in Apples  That apples can be grown to  perfection at Lower Nicola is apparent just now, for one has but  to run down to Farmers Village  to see hanging on the trees as  fine a lot of fruitas anyone could  wish for. Messrs Smith, Dodding, Woodward and Austin have  splendid crops of red-cheeked  apples.   o ���  Trustees Get in on the Ground Floor  The Lower Nicola School trustees have decided to purchase the  three - acres opposite Colonel  Flick's residence. A new school  will be erected upon this site.  This long deferred action of the  trustees will enable the outlaying  'farmers to send their children  to school. The old school and  the land it stands upon will be  offered for sale by the trustees.  F.  o.  LIMITED  Men's Clothing, Furnishings, Boots and Shoes.  May Build Mill  A party of lumber men composed of Messrs. R. D. Craig, E.  W. Fjrickson and A. Murray of  New Westminster were in the  city on Tuesday and left on  Wednesday morning on a trip up  the Coldwater to inspect large  timber limits which they are contemplating the purchase of. "If  these limits prove to be what  they are represented to us, we  will erect a mill with a capacity  of twenty thousand feet per  day, and will have the.mill,in  operation ~ witKi'n"*fsikr-: weeks;"'  remarked Mr. Ericksqn before  departing on their trip of inspection. It is said the timber  limits in question comprise forty  square miles.  Government Orchard in Good Shape  The government orchard in  Lower. Nicola is in good shape,  the majority of/ the trees having made a gobd growth this  summer, indeed some of the varieties will bear- comparison in  this respect with any in the  province. This lis probably due  to the fact that Lower Nicola,  is the one place in the valley  which has never a shortage of  water. In fact, according to the  hydrographic survey it has as  good a water supply as any district in the upper country.  ���������������'���    ���    ���    ,':.;*-.-. :  Death of Minnie Horrocks  Death again Jeniered the home  of Mr. and Mrs; Abner Horrocks  of this city on Saturday evening,  when their eleven months old  daughter Minnie passed out .of  this life over. the great divide  beyond. The funeral was held  on Monday. Rev. Connor preaching tlie- funeral service.  Only about two months ago  Mr. and Mrs. Horrocks had the  misfortune to lose a son by  drowning in this Coldwater river  and the passing away of another  of the family oh Saturday evening opens fresh the sorrows of  the bereaved parents.  mourn the loss of a mother's love  and the other a faithful, good and  loving wife and helpmate. The  sympathy of the community goes  out to Mr. Price in his bereavement.  ���ia  OWN  Jlhe^BiamrindJ^  the opportunity to purchase a homesite  on the Diamond Vale field, south of the  railway track on easy terms.  inside Lots 50x8 20  Death bf Mrs. John Gibson  We regret \o announce the  death of Mrs. John Gibson, who  with her. husband and children  had lately arrived from England.  On the way across the continent Mrs. Gibson had to enter the  hospital at Winnipeg to undergo  treatment for! cancer "of the  throat and was. thought to have  left the hospital in 'comparative  good heaith, however, lately the  'dreact disease',:agaih~ asserted itself resulting in the death of  Mrs. Gibson  last Sunday night.  Much sympathy is ielt locally  for the bereft husband and "his  bright children. Mr. Gibson  will continue to reside for the  present in Lower Nicola where  Mr, Dodding has placed accommodation at his disposal.  Received New Maps  The News has been favoured  with a gift of ten new maps from  the office of the provincial surveyor-general, embodying the  results of the latest exploratory  and survey work. They include  maps, of the province, of the  South-western portion, of the  Northern Interior, of Vancouver  Island, pre-emption maps of the  Nechaco district and the Fort  George-Quesnel district, Nelson  and a large map of Yale and  parts of adjoining districts.  Tney are undoubtedly the most  accurate maps yet issued by  authority of the provincial government and contain a great, deal  of material not shown on any  former maps.  Visited Mine  Mr. W, L. Nicol, vice-president of the Inland Coal and Coke  Co., accompanied by Mrs. Nicol,  returned to their home at Vancouver on Monday after spending  three days at the company's mine  on Coal Hill. Mr. Nicol expressed himself as being greatly  pleased with the many improvements which have recently been  carried out at the mine, and in  conversation with a News man  stated that the output since the  new spur was finished had been  doubled and that a gradual increase in the. tonnage would-be  recorded from this time on.  Corner  a  50x120  Will Open New Pool Room  Frank Barnes and Sid Mearon  have purchased the pool tables,  cigar and tobacco business formerly conducted by Andrews &  Smith on Voght street and wiil  move the tables and fixtures to  the McDonald building on Quilchena avenue. This building is  occupied by the F. A. Reid & Co.  and as this firm is closing out all  their ladies wear goods and will  devote their business exclusively  to men's wear, they have leased  the western portion of the build-  ing^to=Messrsr=Barnes=&=Mearonr  This new firm should receive a  goodly share of the patronage of  the general public as they are  popular with all classes. A  barber's chair will likely occupy  a space opposite the cigar stand  in the new pool room.  If you pay cash we will reduce these  prices 10 per cent.  TITLE GUARANTEED  See  j  at the Diamond Vale Supply Co.  0  Death of Mrs. H. Price  Mrs. H^ Price died at the residence of her brother Mr. W,  Howarth, a rancher on Iron  Mountain on Wednesday, August 21st.  The late Mrs. Price whose  home was at New Westminster,  had been ill for the past six  months suffering from tuberculosis and it was thought that a  change of climate would be ben-_  eficial to her so she came up from  the coast about six weeks ago on  a visit to her brother, but the  change did not improve her  health and growing gradually  weaker day by day death finally  summoned her and released her  from all earthly suffering.  Mrs.   Price  was  well   known  and highly respected throughout  | the Nicola Valley,   having lived  here both before  her  marriage  : to Mr. Price as well as for several years after their marriage.  Three small1 children and a  bereaved   husband are   left   to  School Opened Monday  Merritt school reopened   this  week with a very large attendance, for the first day.    Quite a  number-*>f-new-pupils^- presented-  themselves particularly   in   the  primary departments which are  almost    overcrowded   and    the  prospects are that a sixth teacher will be requested.    Six pupils  from last year's senior class have  passed the entrance examination  to .High school "which  together  with two from the year previous  make eight high school pupils in  the city.    This is still two short  of the number. required  to constitute a high school division in  the school.  . During the summer vacation  notable improvement has been  made in the school buildings and  school grounds. A splendid concrete floor has been put in the  basement affording a playground  for the children during the winter months. A good fence has  also been built around the school  grounds.  The teachers in charge of the  different divisions areas follows:  ^TDiv. ly'Malcolm MacKenzief  Div. 2, Mitfs Christina Murray;  Div, 3, Miss Beatrice Sullivan,  Div. 4, Miss Ruby Thcmas: Div,  5, Miss Woolrich. This division  is temporarily in charge of Mrs.  Harry Priest as Miss Woolrich  cannot take charge until next  week. It is the largest division  in point of members as it is already contains over sixty pupils.  Buys Large Tract Land  Last week a deal was put  through by which Mr. D. Dodding of Lower Nicola purchased  the Barclay Bronthrone ranch  which adjoins his ranch on the  east'side. There is seven hun-  dred-and fifty acres as well as a  government lease of the same  amount and totalling all told  some 1500 acres in the transaction. The acquiring of this large  piece of land in addition to what  he previously held now makes  the Dodding ranch one of the  largest in the valley.  J. T. Hosfield, T. P. Rochford  and Finlay Mcintosh, mining  men from Seattle were in the  city the first of the week and on  Wednesday left for the Tulameen where they will inspect  some mining property in which  they are interested.  Fiendish Crime is Unearthed  Vancouver, Aug. 27.���Evidence of what is looked upon as  murder fiendish and cruel was  unearthed today when workmen  were excavating on Seymour  street, Vancouver and the remains of a man were brought to  the surface.���-- Only a portion of  the skull remained and ribs presented the appearance as if they  had been sawn asunder. A suit  of overalls was with the remains  which had evidently been buried  for a year or two. The police  have the matter in hand and inquiries are being made regarding  the disappearance of a man  about eight months ago.  Latest findings in connection  with the Seymour street mystery  prove that the remains discovered in the excavation are all that  are left of Edward Follis a resident of Vancouver nineteen  years ago.  Since the discovery detectives  have been engaged in ferreting  out the matter, and are unanimous of the opinion that the "remains are those of Follis who  they believe was murdered.  SUPPLANTED HUSBAND  At the time when the tragedy  took place, 1893, Follis who was  a carpenter, and his wife occupied a shack on the rear of the  property on Seymour street, and  directly over the spot where the  unfortunate man's body was  found. The couple were known  to have strained relations. Besides this a stranger is supposed  to have taken up his residence  with the family and to have estranged the wife from her husband.  : These conditions prevailed for  some months when suddenly  Follis disappeared from his usual  haunts, and enquiries at his  shack elicited the reply that he  had left for California on a bus-  iness.trip. Then came the news,  stilL from_the__same. source... that,  he had been ill with, pneumonia  in San Francisco and had passed  away.  Mrs. Follis left for Rossland,  where;,-Follis- was reported - to  have had considerable property.  From Rossland the woman proceeded to Chicago, her native  city, and in two months was again married coming to this city  some time later with her husband, who turned out to be the  mysterious stranger, and disposed of the Seymour street property. She then left for Dawson,  Yukon Territory, and lived there  for several years until her husband deserted her.  In 1902 visitors to her cabin  found the woman dead beside  her bed with finger prints on  her throat and her cabin completely rifled of a large amount  of gold which it was supposed to  have contained. She was buried  in the Dawson cemetery.  POWER HOUSE  CONTRACT  Fowler & Larson Secure Contract  for Construction  Monday the city fathers awarded the contract for the construction of the power hons"   for  the  combined city lighting plant and  pumping station to Messrs Fowler & Larson  of  this city.    The  contract price  is $3,200   being  three hundred dollars below  the  next nearest tenderer.  The  building in sizu is 36 x 62  feet and will be built of concrete.  The walls are to be fifteen  feet  in height and ten inches inthick-  ness  and  will  be  reinforced at  the corners  with twisted steel  rods.  The   roof  will  be galvonized  iron and the floor is to be of concrete.  This  week  Messrs Fowler'&  Larson received a Bolte concrete  mixer the capacity  of  which  is  guaranteed to be eight yards an  hour.      This    machine   will   be  driven by a one and a half horse  power gasoline engine.  The building is to be completed  by October 5th and this short  space of  time  means  that  the  contractors will loose no time in  the construction.       .......  The contract for the big well  as well as for the reservoir is  still to be let.  IDENTIFICATION MARKS  How the identification of the  body or strictly speaking the few  bones was accomplished, rested  entirely upon the articles of  clothing. The shoes which are  5 1-2 in size correspond exactly  with those which the murdered  man was known to have worn.  The trousers found are of a material which was then popular  and similar to those which Follis  was known to have worn.  Mr. James Hamilton, one of  the old residents of Vancouver,  who was a neighbor of Follis's  at the time of his disappearance,  and who is now a rancher in the  upper country in conversation  with a Sun reporter yesterday  verified nearly all the facts connected with the case.  MARSHALL-SUTHERLAND- -  A quiet wedding was solemnized on Thursday, August 29th,.  at 10 a. m. in the Methodist  church here, when J. A. Marshall  was wedded to Miss Jessie Sutherland. Both the contracting  parlies are originally from "Scotland but prior to their coming to  Merritt were residents of Toronto. Mr. Marshall is one of thie  staff., of. the JMerri tt.McrcantiI.e.  Co., and since coming to Merritt  has'made himself very popular  with the general public. "Mrr.  Marshall only arrived:from the  east the evening prior; to "her  marriage. ���    "        -   c  Only a few of Mr. Marshall's'  personal friends were present.  After the ceremony"the contracting party and those present visited a local restaurant where, a  wedding breakfast was served.  Mr. and Mrs. Marshall were .rthe  recipients, of many presents fr,om  the staff of the Mercantile Co.,  and from many of his friends.  The News wishes the happy  couple a long, happy and prosperous life.   o   Received Souvenir From Directors.  The Directors of the Hospital  some time ago forwarded Dr. H.  E. Young a souvenir key in commemoration of the opening *of  the hospital. In connection with  this-the doctor  has written the^  secretary as follows:  Victoria, B. C.  Aug. 27th, 19_l2.  Thomas Priest, Esq.  Secty, N. V. G. H.  Merritt, B. C.  My Dear Mr.   Priest,���On my  return from England, I find your  letter of July 3rd and also the  souvenir key which was forwarded by the directors.  Let me thank you very much  indeed for this souvenir of one  of my most pleasant experiences  and also for your kind wishes in  regard to myself.  I trust that the Hospital is  continuing to prosper.  Yours very faithfully,  H, E. Young.  Mrs. A Falconer and daughter  of Chicago, who have been spending the summer here left for  their home today. Mr. L. R.  Leyrer accompanied them as far  as Spence's Bridge.  J. E. Walker, manager of the  local branch of the Vancouver  Lumber Co., went down to the  coast leaving on today's train.  He expects to return on Monday.  Arrives From Summit  Mr. C. Hale divisional engineer  on the V., V. & E.  came dpwy:  from the  summit  last e^A^'.^  and this morning left'by autd  stage for Coalmont.   Mr. Hal��  while here, said he did not knowx  as yet who the successful bidders  for the 42 miles from Coalmont  to    the     summit    were,    but  that his mail was awaiting him  at Coalmont and that as soon as  he received it he would in all  probability be in a position to  state definitely who the successful bidders were.  y Salts!  ealth Salts  Every Kind.  A. F. RANKINE  The   putting in of a  concrete  'floor   in   the  basement   of   the  school and  the fencing of the  school grounds have been completed and add much  to the appearance of the school premises.  The seeding down of the large  play ground and the planting of  shade trees should  now occupy  the attention of the school trustees.  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  I  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Miss Merry weather of Nicola  was a visitor at Vancouver this  week.  Mr, Dunbar and Mr. Rolands  of Victoria, who are adjusting  the water rights records have  been at Nicola the past three  days.  See F. A. Reid & Co's window  of boys shoes, then compare  prices with other stores.  . Mrs.- Dr. Williams left today  on a ten days visit with friends  at Vancouver and Seattle.  W. R. Nicol, vice president of  the Inland Coal and Coke Co.,  accompanied by Mrs. Nicol, arrived in the city last evening on  a tour of inspection and are at  the mine today.  Numerous parties   are   being  made up for a couple of days  outing on September 1st and 2nd.  It will be a bad  day for grouse  on September 2nd,   but not for  prairie chicken as they are being  protected, the close season is not  being lifted as far as this district  is concerned.    At that we wonder what percentage of our local  sharpshooters can tell the difference between the two birds, and  in a good many instances we believe it will be a case of shooting  first and finding out afterwards  how they stand as regards breaking the Law.    Grouse are rather  plentiful   this   season    and   no  doubt some! large bags will  be  brought down.  J. A. Maughan returned on  Tuesday evening after spending  the past ten days at coast points.  . Mrs. Foster and son of Nicola,  were   visitors  to  the  city   this  week.      ���'-.���:-  Miss V. K. Sexton who has  been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Frank  Jackson at their home at Nicola,  left today for North Vancouver.  Miss Sexton will be one of the  staff the coming term in the public school of that city.  Miss Phfndill has arrived in  Nicola and will take charge of  the Nicola school for the coming  term.  Mrs. W. E. Wilson and daughter arrived on Wednesday evening's train to join her husband  here. Mr. Wilson will make this  point his headquarters until the  completion of the K. V. line out  of Merritt.  Oscar Swanson was up before  Magistrate Morgan on Wednesday morning and was relieved  of   one   hundred   bucks   which  amount went to pay his fine for  having supplied  liquor to Cold-  water Samson,  Leonard Boston  and   Tommy    Swakum.     Oscar  will  nodoubt have  to return to  construction work as it seems the  amount he turned into the city  was all the stake he had.  Mrs. F. Gay spent a few  days I    L. A. Larson,   Ui   u,e  *\n       ��/ the Week as theguest; Fowler and Larson was  :of Mrs. Marshall  ola.  at Lower Nic  B. Browitt came  in   on  Wednesday evening.'s train from the  ?coast and'will spend the  coming  two weeks in the valley.  Rev. J. A. Petrie will leave on  Monday for Princeton where he  .will spend the coming week.  He will return next Saturday.  of the firm of  at the  coast this week endeavouring to  secure more carpenters to cope  with the work this firm has on  hand at the present time. He  returned on Wednesday evening.  Mr.   Armour returned  to his  home at Vancouver on Tuesday.  He'was stationed here as inspector during the construction of the  ��� new C. P;< -R-. depot. :y  "As far as quality goes a person can see a" better exhibition in  the live stock section at our own  exhibition right here in Merritt."  said Mr. Jbs. Collett upon his  return last Saturday from Vancouver after attending the  hibition in that city.  ex-  Mr. Healy, the genial representative of the W. H. Malkin Co.,  was iri town on Thursday, and  left today for the mainline.  Mr. J.  city on  had the  Visiting Mr. and Mrs. Howse  at their home in Nicola this week  are Mrs. R. H. Lee, Miss Lee,  Miss Star and Mr. Hibbard all of  Kamloops.  W. Powers was in the  Thursday Mr. Powers  contract for the delivery of six million feet of logs to  the mill of the White Pine Lumber Co., at Canford and has completed his contract and is now  disposing of his logging outfit.  Mr. Powers intends returning  to his home at Vancouver tomorrow.  Mrs. G. D. Reid who is here  on a visit to her son Mayor F. A.  Reid has been confined to her  room, through illness for the  past few days.  Mothers! It will pay you to  buy boys shoes at F. A. Reid &  Co's store.  Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Crowder,  whose home is in Paton, Iowa,  Urrived here last Friday evening  on a visit to their son F. W.  Crowder. Mr. and Mrs. Crowder, who are getting well along  in years, enjoyed their trip immensely. Mr. and Mrs. F. W.  Crowder were at the station to  meet the aged couple and on Saturday morning drove them up to  their ranch.  The merchant whose  business  lags in the summer has himself  to thank.    To slacken the selling  pace in the hot season���to lessen  advertising activity���indicates a  resignation which has  ho place  in modern business.    If we think  we   cannot   keep   our   business  booming   in   summer   time,  we  surely will not.    What a jolt it  must have been to the fur trade  when the first mid-summer fur  advertisement was run in a daily  paper!    Now many fur stores  are following the example of this  progressive fur man  who dared  to believe that fur salesTneed not  jgo down as the mercury goes up.  Energy, linked with: advertising  has turned the mo nth of January  into the   biggest. selling season  for   white   goods.       Advertisements of a high stimulative power, /combined with a disregard  of "seasons",   have opened up  automobile  selling two months  earlier  than  was  once  thought  POssiWe.    Advertising has started Christmas shopping early in  October instead  of the middle  of December.    Advertising rises  superior to reasons and thermometers.    The right kind of advertising, strikes   a    responsive  cord in human  nature���and human nature  is the same in August as in December.  : ; ������-a ;���-���  Gun Club Shoot  At the weekly shoot of the  Merritt Gun Club on Wednesday, there were not many of  the members of the club showed  up. In the gun case event the  following scores were made:  Shot at. Broke.  James Barrett's birthday came  ! on. Tuesday, August 20. At  three o'clock next morning he  was standing against the wall  just to keep it up���keep up. The  magistrate thought it was worth  ;ten and.costs, so James paid.  "Leslie Dickie, aged five had  the misfortune to cut his foot  on a piece of glass in the street  the other day. Several stitches  had to be put in the doctor. ���  Merritt Herald.  This M. D. must have been  overcome by sympathy.  Graham,  E. Baltz  Harrisson,  Ragsdaler  Ransom,  25  25  25  -25=  25  23  23  21  nasr  16  If you want a gentlemen's Cigar  go to  the  in stock  THE "LE PREFERENCE" (Tan minutes in Havana).   La Flor De Vallens.    Savannah.  - Our Dick. Etc.  If you like a mild cigrar try the "Bobby Burns".   Ask the doctor.  PIONEER  BARBER SHOP  Rag.dale & Dickie -        Proprietor.  We guarantee you first class  work.    Razors honed.  Next  door  to   Brunswick   Pool  Room.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B. C.  The choicest of Beef, muttcn, etc., alvw'ys or hsr.d  Fresh Fish, i_Jggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  iH.  THE  TIME  You waste in looking up domestic help could be saved  by simply inserting: a " Help  Wanted " ad. in our Classified  iTolumns. Our paper is read  by the desirable class, and  goes into hundreds of homes  that get no ether.  'HE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, August 23 1912,  iren s  Splendid variety at special price? to clear. Regul.  $1.25 for $1.00, 50c for 40c, 75c for 60c.  Children's Dresses  '��� yt'-'Q'i'O;  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    sure    you    get  in  on   this.  Regular $1.75 and $1.50.    Special $1.00 each.  Straw Hats  -i - -'   'i-  Must be sold  now,  so we are going to give them  away at 50c each.    Regular $1 and 75c.  SUMMER SUITS  For the men and boys who want the very best in  clothes, this is the store. There are no finer clothes  made. Suits m a wide range of fabrics, tailored in  the latest and most stylish models to suit the taste  of business men and young men. We're showing  unusual values and we are certainly making a hit  with hose who know "what's what." This is headquarters for  :....:"    PROPER CLOTHES  ���a brand which has woii;; 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> i��tV a rate tliat keeps us  fairly on the jump. Must be a realon.  m  Jblll  ���iffitn-  '_"������>���> -j__  The Diam  .srv mcti*J  ".'it?T:;8 ...  aw wM.a<*��nt��. w 'irW'W^u. > i SEP s- l.>2   "*'  Vol. 3,  MERRITT, B.C., AUGUST 30,  1912  Price 5 Cents  every reasonable  thing that will  make every  News of the Week  in Town and District  "Booster" for  this store-  That is ever our guiding  aim and ambition.  Whether it is selling a suit or a collar button���in the handling of a complaint or exchanging a garment, you will find that we do  one with the same pleasure and earnest endeavor to please as the other.  We realize that your satisfaction depends  on many things; and we pay as much attention  to the little things as the big ones.  In buying our goods���in pricing them���in  assisting you to make appropriate and pleasing  selections���in guaranteeing you satisfactory service from everything you buy here���in painstakingly serving you in every possible way���in  all these things, our sole aim and purpose is to  make this such a satisfactory place for you to  trade that  Once You  Try  Us  You'll Always  Stick  Us.  Land Boom in Lower Nicola  Messrs J. & W, Gray have  bought the remainder of Henry  Lindley's property lying west of  Ten-Mile Creek. The purchasers  intend to erect a dwelling on the  property, where Mr., Mrs. and  the two Miss Grays will reside.  By  ��.  U:  o.  LIMITED  Men's Clothing,. Furnishings, Boots and Shoes.  Lower Nicola Excels in Apples  That apples can be grown to  perfection at Lower Nicola is apparent just now, for one has but  to run down to Farmers Village  to see hanging on the trees as  fine a lot of fruit as anyone could  wish for. Messrs Smith, Dodding, Woodward and Austin have  splendid crops of red-cheeked  apples.   o -���      ���  Trustees Get in on the Ground Floor  The Lower Nicola School trustees have decided to purchase the  three - acres opposite Colonel  Flick's residence. A new school  will be erected upon this site.  This long deferred action of the  trustees will enable the outlaying  farmers to send their children  to school. The old school and  the land it stands upon will be  offered for sale by the trustees.  May Build mm  A party of lumber men composed of Messrs. R. D. Craig, E.  W. Erickson and A. Murray of  New Westminster were in the  city on Tuesday and left on  Wednesday morning on a trip up  the Coldwater to inspect large  timber limits which they are contemplating the purchase of. "If  these limits prove to be what  they are represented to* us, we  will erect a mill with a capacity  of twenty thousand feet per  day, and will have the.mill in  "operation " withirT" :sixv weeks^"  remarked Mr. Erickson before  departing on their trip of inspection. It is said the timber  limits in question comprise forty  square miles.  Government Orchard in Good Shape  The government orchard in  Lower^Nicola is in good shape,  the majority of;; the trees having made a good growth this  summer, indeed some of the varieties will bear comparison in  this respect with any in the  province. This ,is probably due  to the fact that Lower Nicola,  is the one placfe in the valley  which has never a shortage of  water. In fact, according to the  hydrographic survey it has as  good a water supply as any district in the upper country.  ; , "XfX          '  Death of Minnie Horrocks  Death again entered the home  of Mr. and Mrs; Abner Horrocks  of this city on Saturday evening,  when their eleven months old  daughter Minnie passed out of  this life over the great divide  beyond. The funeral was held  on Monday. Rev. Connor preaching the-funeral service. ;  Only about two months ago  Mr. and Mrs. Horrocks had the  misfortune to lose a son by  drowning in the Coldwater river  and the passing: away of another  of the family oh Saturday evening opens fresh the sorrows of  the bereaved parents.  mourn the loss of a mother's love  and the other a faithful, good and  loving wife and helpmate. The  sympathy of the community goes  out to Mr. Price in his bereave  ment.  Received New Maps  The News has been favoured  with a gift of ten new maps from  the office of the provincial surveyor-general, embodying the  results of the latest exploratory  and survey work. They include  maps, of the province, of the  South-western portion, of the  Northern Interior, of Vancouver  Island, pre-emption maps of the  Nechaco district and the Fort  George-Quesnel district, Nelson  and a large map of Yale and  parts of adjoining district s.  Tney are undoubtedly the most  accurate maps yet issued by  authority of the provincial government and contain a great, deal  of material not shown on any  former maps.  Fiendish Crime is Unearthed  Vancouver, Aug. 27.���Evidence of what is looked upon as  murder fiendish and cruel was  unearthed today when workmen  were excavating on Seymour  street, Vancouver and the remains of a man were brought to  the surface. Only a portion of  the skull remained and ribs presented the appearance as if they  had been sawn asunder.    A suit  POWER HOUSE  CONTRACT LET  Fowler & Larson Secure Contract  for Construction  Monday the city fathers awar- :  ded the contract.for the construction of the power hos<s"   for  the  combined cily lighting plaint and  of overalls was with the remains  pumping station to Messrs Fow-  I  OWN YOUR  Death of Mrs. Jofin Gibson  We regret io announce the  death of Mrs. John Gibson, who  with her husband and children  had lately arrived from England.  On the way across the continent Mrs. Gibson had to enter the  hospital at Winnipeg to undergo  treatment for-cancer of the  throat and was thought to have  left the hospital in 'Comparative  good health, however,' lately the1  "dread^disease^agaih^ asserted it"  self resulting in the death of  Mrs. Gibson  last Sujeday night.  Much sympathy is ^felt locally  for the bereft husband and his  bright children. Mr. Gibson  will continue to reside for the  present in Lower Nicola where  Mr, Dodding has placed accommodation at his disposal.  Visited Mine  Mr. W, L. Nicol, vice-president of the Inland Coal and Coke  Co., accompanied by Mrs. Nicol,  returned to their home at Vancouver on Monday after spending  three days at the company's mine  on Coal Hill. Mr. Nicol expressed himself as being greatly  pleased with the many improvements which have recently been  carried out at the mine, and in  conversation with a News man  stated that the output since the  new spur was finished had been  doubled and that a gradual increase-in the tonnage would be  recorded from this time on.  The Diamond Vale comamny^olta^j^^  the opportunity to purchase a homesite  on the Diamond Vale field, south of the  railway track on easy terms.  Inside Lots so*.20  Corner  a  50x120  If you pay cash we will reduce these  prices 10 per cent.  TITLE GUARANTEED  See  at the Diamond Vale Supply Co.  Will Open New Pool Room  Frank Barnes and Sid Mearon  have purchased  the pool tables,  cigar and  tobacco business formerly conducted  by Andrews &  Smith on Voght street and wiil  move the tables and fixtures to  the McDonald building on Quilchena avenue.    This  building is  occupied by the F. A. Reid & Co.  and as this firm is closing out all ter months  their ladies wear goods and will  devote their, business exclusively  to men's wear, they have leased  the western portion of the build-  ing=to=Messrs;=Barnes &=Mearon^=  This new firm should receive a  goodly share of the patronage of  the  general  public as they are  popular   with   all    classes.     A  barber's chair will likely occupy  a space opposite the cigar stand  in the new pool room.  8  0f  I  ���O  Death of Mrs. H. Price  "-��� Mrs. ILj, Price died at the residence of her brother Mr. W,  Howarth, a rancher on Iron  Mountain on Wednesday, August 21st.  The late Mrs. Price whose  home was at New Westminster,  had been ill for the past six  months suffering from tuberculosis and it was thought that a  change of climate would be ben-,  eficial to her so she came up from  the coast about six weeks ago on  a visit to her brother, but the  change did not improve her  health and growing gradually  weaker day by day death finally  summoned her and released her  from all earthly suffering.  Mrs. Price was well known  and highly respected throughout  the Nicola Valley, having lived  here both before her marriage  to Mr. Price as well as for several years after their marriage.  Three small? children and a  bereaved   husband are   left   to  School Opened Monday  Merritt school reopened   this  week with a very large attendance; for the first day.    Quite a  number-of-new-pupils���presented-  themselves particularly   in   the  primary departments, which are  almost    overcrowded   and   the  prospects are that a sixth, teacher will be requested.    Six pupils  from last year's senior class have  passed the entrance examination  to high school -which  together  with two from the. year previous  make eight high school pupils in  the city.    This is still two short  of the number. required  to constitute a high school division  in  the school.  . During the summer vacation  notable improvement has been  made in the school buildings and  school grounds. A splendid concrete floor has been put in the  basement affording a playground  for the children during the win-  A good fence has  also been built around the school  grounds.  The teachers in charge of the  different divisions are as follows:  "^DivryLT^Malc^lfir^MacKeTrzieT  Div. 2, Miss Christina Murray;  Div. 3, Miss Beatrice Sullivan,  Div. 4, Miss Ruby Thcmas: Div,  5, Miss Woolrich. This division  is temporarily in charge of Mrs.  Harry Priest as Miss Woolrich  cannot take charge until next  week. It is the largest division  in point of members as it is already contains over sixty pupils.  which had evidently been buried  for a year or two. The police  have the matter in hand and inquiries are being made regarding  the disappearance of a man  about eight months ago.  Latest findings in connection  with the Seymour street mystery  prove that the remains discovered in the excavation are all that  are left of Edward Follis a resident of Vancouver nineteen  years ago.  Since the discovery detectives  have been engaged in ferreting  out the matter, and are unanimous of the opinion that the remains are those of Follis who  they believe was murdered.  SUPPLANTED HUSBAND  At the time when the tragedy  took place, 1893, Follis who was  a carpenter, and his wife occupied a shack on the rear of the  property on Seymour street, and  directly over the spot where the  unfortunate man's body was  found. The couple were known  to have strained relations. Besides this a stranger is supposed  to have taken up his residence  with the family and to have estranged the wife from her husband.  These conditions prevailed for  some -months when suddenly  Follis disappeared from his usual  haunts, and enquiries at bit.  shack elicited the reply that he  had left for California on a bus-  iness3trip. Then came the news,  still.from_the��� same source,., that,  he had been ill with pneumonia  in San Francisco and had passed  away.  Mrs. Follis left for Rossland,  wherey Follis was reported " to  have had considerable property.  From Rossland the woman proceeded to Chicago, her native  city, and in two months was again married coming to this city  some time later with her husband, who turned out to be the  mysterious, stranger, and disposed of the Seymour street property. She then left for Dawson,  Yukon Territory, and lived there  for several years until her husband deserted her.  In 1902 visitors to her cabin  found the woman dead beside  her bed with finger prints on  her throat and her cabin completely rifled of a large amount  of gold which it was supposed to  have contained. She was buried  in the Dawson cemetery.  ler & Larson of this city. The  contract price is $3,200 being  three hundred dollars below the  next nearest tenderer.  The building in sizo is 36 x 62  feet and wiil be built of concrete.  The walls are to be fifteen feet  in height and ten inches in'thick-  ness and will be reinforced at  the corners with twisted steel  rods.  The roof will be galvonized  iron and the floor is to be of concrete.  This week Messrs Fowler &  Larson received a Bolte concrete  mixer the capacity of which is  guaranteed to be eight yards an  hour. This machine will be  driven by a one and a half horse  power gasoline engine.  The building is to be completed  by October 5th and this short  space of time means that the  contractors will loose no time in  the construction.  The contract for the big well  as well as for the reservoir is  still to be let.  Buys Large Tract Land  Last week a deal was put  through by which Mr. D. Dodding of Lower Nicola purchased  the Barclay Bronthrone ranch  which adjoins his ranch on the  east'side. There is seven hundred and fifty acres as well as a  government lease of the same  amount and totalling all told  some 1500 acres in the transaction. The acquiring of this large  piece of land in addition to what  he previously held now makes  the Dodding ranch one of the  largest in the valley.  J. T. Hosfield, T. P. Rochford  and Finlay Mcintosh, mining  men from Seattle were in the  city the first of the week and on  Wednesday left for the Tulameen where they will inspect  some mining property in which  they are interested.  ~IDENTIFICATION~MARKS       ���  How the identification of the  body or strictly speaking the few  bones was accomplished, rested  entirely upon the articles of  clothing. The shoes which are  5 1-2 in size correspond exactly  with those which the murdered  man was known to have worn.  The trousers found are of a material which was then popular  and similar to those which Follis  was known to have worn.  Mr. James Hamilton, one of  the old residents of Vancouver,  who was a neighbor of Follis's  at the time of his disappearance,  and who is now a rancher in the  upper country in conversation  with a Sun reporter yesterday  verified nearly all the facts connected with the case.  MARSHALL-SUTHERLAND  A quiet wedding was solemnized on Thursday, August 29th,,  at 10 a. m. in the Methodist  church here, when J. A. Marshall  was wedded to Miss Jessie Sutherland. Both the contracting  parlies arc originally from "Scotland but prior to their coming to  Merritt were residents of Toronto. Mr. Marshall is one of the  staff of ,the -Merritt Mercantile __  Co., and since coming to Merritt  has 'made himself very . popular  with the general public. Mrr.  Marshall only arrived-from the  east the evening prior- to her  marriage. -   :  Only a few of Mr. MarshaM's-  personal friends were present:  After the ceremony the contracting party and those present visited a local restaurant where' a  wedding breakfast was served.  Mr. and Mrs. Marshall were -;the  recipients of many presents fr,om  the staif of the Mercantile Co.,  and from many of his friends.  The News wishes the happy  couple a long, happy and prosperous life.    ��� o   Mrs. A Falconer and daughter  of Chicago, who have been spending the summer here left for  their home today. Mr. L. R.  Leyrer accompanied them as far  as Spence's Bridge.  J. E. Walker, manager of the  local branch of the Vancouver  Lumber Co., went down to the  coast leaving on today's train.  He expects to return on Monday.  Received Souvenir From Directors.  The Directors of the Hospital  some time ago forwarded Dr. H.  E. Young a souvenir key in commemoration of the opening *of  the hospital. In connection with  this'thlrdoetor- has-WritterT'the-  secretary as follows:  Victoria, B. C.  Aug. 27th, 19i2.  Thomas Priest, Esq.  Secty, N. V. G. H.  Merritt, B. C.  My Dear Mr.   Priest, ���On my  return from England, I find your  letter of July 3rd and also the  souvenir key which was forwarded by the directors.  Let me thank you very much  indeed for this souvenir of one  of my most pleasant experiences  and also for your kind wishes in  regard to myself.  I trust that the Hospital is  continuing to prosper.  Yours very faithfully,  H, E. Young.  Arrives From Summit  Mr. C. Hale divisional engineer  on the V., V. & E, came j|qwn~  from the summit lastjevemng  and this morning- lef troy auto  stage for Coalmont. Mr. Hale  while here, said he did not know  as yet who the successful bidders  for the 42 miles from Coalmont  to the summit were, but  that his mail was awaiting him  at Coalmont and that as soon as  he received it he would iii ali  probability be in a position to  state definitely who the successful bidders were.  vf~ K. OF P.  Nicola Valley  Lodge No.' 46,  meets in Reid's  Hall, every Wednesday night at S  p. m. All visiting  brethren are cordially invited to  attend. [  Knight WE. Johnson, Knight W. Cranna,  C- C K.R.S  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEW  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  advance  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Our Letter Box  Subscription $2.00 a year   in  Six months SI.00  J. w. ELLIS  Manager  .   F.  Court Nicola No.  S931 meets the 2nd  and 4th Thursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  Room. Barwick  Block, Nicola, B.  C. Visiting brethren   cordially   in-  One dollar per inch per month tar regular advertising-. Land and water notices $7.00 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 3C days.  Classified advertising: 10 words for 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.  _ Specialjates   furnished for large contract ad  vertisiri*K~ "      " '  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P-��- Box 20 Merritt.BC.  Phone 25.  vited to attend.  Geo. L. Murray C. R.  ,,'������-���' ������' ��� H. H. Matthews, Sec.  A.F.& A  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  R eid's H.'all  th e . second  Tuesdayof each  month at Sp  m.    Sojourn.  ng brothers cordially invited.  S. J. Solomon Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  H. R. M. Chrisrie, 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  LanoV Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch -       Ashcroft, B. C.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposife Armstrong's Sfore  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  TRIBUTES   OF RESPECT  The  tributes  of  respect that  have been and are being- paid  to  the late  General  Booth  of the  Salvation Army   testify  in  the  most eloquent way to the esteem  in   which  that noble  Christian  was held the world over.  .Those  who have joined in  them have  honoured   themselves   at    least  equally with him  to whom  the  respect has been shown.    Scarcely greater recognition could have  been given him  if he  had been  among the most eminent of the  world's rulers and  even  in  the  case of any of them the appreciation of personal worth and meritorious    deeds  could  not have  been more profound.    As Queen  Alexandra said  in  her message  of sympathy  his  work  wil} live  forever.      The  life  of General  Booth has been and  will continue to be an  inspiration to thousands.    He was one of the world's  greatest men.  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor'for the Bank of Montreal  Ic_e Cream  .���:     Is   only   good when the purest  materials are used in making- it.  At   Our Parlors  You are assnred of getting  only the very best quality. Try  our ice cream and you'll be  satisfied. ..  FAIRLEY BROS.  Bakers and Confectioners.  Quilchena Avenue.  At Rossland they have a custom that might well be followed  by the smaller towns of the Interior.    The  city council   gives  I four prizes  to  those  who have  the  best  kept lawns,    gardens  and houses  and grounds'.     The  prizes   are   as   follows:      First  prize,   $20;   second   prize  "$J.5;  third prize, $10 and fourth pri.ze,  $5.    A committee  has  been appointed   and   will   inspect:   the  houses and gardens.    Those who  desire   to   compete   must   send  their names  into  the Rossland  city clerk,   not  later than  Sep-11    j  tember 1st,   but the committee land surveyed  however, reserves  the  right to  make a general visit to all of the  gardens  and  lawns; in  the city  before making the award.     The  work   on   the   garden  must _ be  done  by the  owner or renter,  without outside help.    This  will  bar those who hire others  to  do  the  work of spading,   planting  and cultivation  of gardens and  '.lawns. -  NABOTHS VINEYARD-  IN THE NICOLA VALLEY  For the.last few years (since  the departure  of Indian  Agent  Irwin, who was the original pre-  emptor  of Lot 160)   there   has  been  a dispute ^between Indian  and  white regarding the Western   boundary    of   the   Nicola  Mamette' Indian  Reserve.    The  dispute culminated   this  spring  in   Mr.   Henry   Lindley  taking  possession  of the disputed land  under the Crown Grant which he  I holds.  This action  was followed  by  the  Indians  appealing to every  authority within reach with the  result that every Indian agent  in  the  Upper country, without  making   the   slightest   enquiry,,  told  Mr.   Lindley that  he   was  trespassing.    Later,   the Lytton  Indian agent, armed with an un  dated, un-certified map, actually  arrived on the ground, supported  by   a   horde of Siwashes,. who  from their age could not possibly  know anything of the dispute;  after a long childish  squabble it  was agreed by all parties that a  surveyor should, be sent in to run  the lines���and this was promised  by  the Lytton  Indian Agent in  my hearing.  To-day, August 28, Mr. Lindley has a letter from, the Lytton  Indian agent making the now  rather worn out statement that |  Mr. Lindley is trespassing, adducing no proof whatever in support of his statement.  The only dated map ever seen  of the Nicola'-Mamette Reserve.  (1880) shows the railroad, thus  is obviously made up of two or  more survpvs    o^em   tv<;e ������-;���;  Friday, August 30 1912,  Six Roomed House and Sfore 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  ment   thoH, ^ a���ng the luminaries in   the   iirma.  ment, the d.amond will ever reign as  monarch   among  the  precous stones.    Buy a flawless diamond of the   first water  SIMPSON & CRANNA  JEWELERS.  Shoe Repairing Shoe Shining  Clothes Cleaned and Pressed  We have opened in the new building opposite I  the Sunshine Theatre and we ask a share- of the i'  patronage of the citizens of .Merritt,    ,"_, ������..:.     7  We  will   also   buy   and   sell   second  hand;Shoes   and  Clothing-.  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  Two car loads of Cedar Fence Posts  and Pickets.  SPECIALLY LOW PRICES.  Xumber=Yard=-and=Offices:^  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, MerritL  amloops  Thre  e  Fun and Frolic  Tuesday,    Wednesday,   Thursday  Baseball Tournament  Football Tournament  Lacrosse Tournament  Lawn Tennia^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 to-  1812.  Trades Procession���Decorafe^y. |  Motor Car Parade..  Two Big Displays of Fire  works arranged by Hitt Bros,  of Seattle. The most elaborate ever shown in the interiors  Grand   Confetti   Carnival   en  Masque on the closing evening  Corne and Help Kamloops Celebrate  .Single Fare from all points on C. P. R..   For Programme and further in-  format.on address :   Hon. Sec.    Celebration Committee, Kamloops, B. C  j, more.surveys, even, this map "is  not certified but has the name of  Mohun upon it.  The   Indian   department   say  that  the Indians  have' been in  possession of this land for thirty  years,   but    comparative    newcomers like myself, can  remember that when  the present Ten-  imile bridge was  being built the  ���deviation road.ran,exactly where  ;Mr.   Lindley's  new house   now  stands,   in  fact  the old road is  clearly discernible  now,   the Indians have also,pulled up survey  stakes, put in  when .I had the  some 'three years  ago.  One J.   J.   McKenna  was out  west some few weeks ago ostensibly to settle  such disputes as  ;above,   but  the  dear man stuck  solidly by the  railroad  for  fear  of possible  Indian   braves   and  :never asked a' single  whiteman  to attend  the  enqui.y  held   at  Spence's  Bridge���with  the   exception  of   those  styling them  selves Friends ef the Indians. In  ;his   dealings   with  the   Indians  ;Mr. McKenna arrived at inglori  ous .compromise and  weakly told  the pow-wow   to  appeal  to the  Throne.    It has  been   well said  that all native  races  appreciate  the strong hand and  are always  restless whenever those  who as  pire to rule them   are  weakly or  undecisive.    To-day in B.-C. we  ihave a.:weak  and  un-disciplined  .provincial police, the majority of  the, Indian  Agents  are hew ap  pointees and -cannot- know their  business; in consequence we have  ,drunken^SiwashesHn=every=In=  terior town and the hills are full  of sulky braves, several of whom  have  the  blood  of  their rulers  upon their hands.     But one man  in B. C..dare speak to the Indian  as he should be spoken to, to wit,  Sir. Richard,McBride  who   has  flately told-the Siwashes that the  land is not theirs,   and Sir Richard- might   have, added "never  will be".   ;    -  For the benefit of those*-who  love the Indian I. wish to emphasise the following:  Lot 160 is shown on the Crown  G,rant  map  as  crossing 10-mile  creek, the. original bearing trees  still exist and were pointed out  to the Lytton Indian agent,' who  evidently  thinks, himself above  ���lejgal evidence.   :   '  ; Lot 160 .was  surveyed a few  w��eks ago and the lines run then  agree -with   the;. Crown   Grant,  V rom : these facts.any fair-minded  man,   provided  he - is  not a Siwash, can come to only one conclusion only as tb/the ownership  of the land in dispute  Charles Flick  Establshed  1817.  .. Head Offce    Montreal  Capital   .., .     .    ��� .;    ; __. -y $16,O0O;OOO.OO  Keserve and Undivided Profits       $16,855,185.36  Savings'Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)    '  A   GENERAL   BANKING^iBijSrNESS    TRANSACTED  BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY  MiterTT^^--^,:���������* JVicOLA    -'  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open on Tuesdays arid Fridays only.  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  [COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMODATION;  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  McInTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  If you warn a gentlemen's Gg-ar  go to  the  ������/'-��� BRUNSWICK   ' .,  in stock  THE "LE PREFERENCE" (Pen minute, ,��� II lVa��� ,).    r,_ F, Jr Do y lllu.ls.  ' s .v ���;.'��� ���' ''  Our Dick. Etc. "       ���     ��� -   ���  If you I,ke a mild cisar try the "Hobby Burns".    Ask .ho doctor.  The Family Man's Hardest Problem  X-   Chilian ^TTXv^T^t WriPs��hSl��l0&'?L   ��n/i����;����t--&.tJ,e   a-��d health,    Sunli^h"and Tesh    i>  in ^"i^ their- comfort  uniform   temperature   ,��� d   huWi.-f.v    "  7ie home 1S necessary-  cysi7s7'7y7Xy^^s^^^  ' ��� s��B:y --��--i-^ ���$& ess  ���������   " --1   :-!.' "There's  No Place Like Home"  ���  VANCOUVER.  LUMBER   CO'Y.  ,     .     , . .        MERRITT, B. C.  7_y.  WALKER, .Manager.      '   [  eed Store  We wisKlo ir:form you 'that'-we have now in  - stock at A. J. Coullee's old stand, Bailed ;Hay,  Whole and Crushed Oats/WJieat, Wheat and  Barley. Chop,.Eian ard Shorts, Scratch Food,  Ground Shell and Meatmeai.     Right for Cash'.  Briciv Ume,: Cement; and Plaster  O. K: TRANSFER COMPANY  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  i Newly established throughout -:  .   J'01 Furnislws.    -       y Spacious Roorns.     ':*  Excellent  accommodation.     -   Well lighted thiouihcut^  yChoic^ Liquors and Gigars.- '���*' *;-  r  Special  attention   to  commercial trade  Rates $1.50 per day.    Special Rates by the month  PROPRIETOR  Nicola VaHey  Prime Be^f, Mutfon tamb  I      Veal and Porty .  Poultry; Ham attd: Bacon.  Manufacturers of=  ^triG��V High Grade Delicious  Fresli  Fish  always  cjn  hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.   '  Dr. de Van'is Ferriale Pills  J    A reliable French regulator; never fails.   Thesis ,'  pill? are oxceedint'ly pywerful in (regulating the  generative portion-of tlie fem'ale system. ��� Refuse  all cheap   nutations.   Ur.de Van'a are sold at   j  'm,".biK��;fij;i,illKe'',,ri10-'  Sf!lllcd <oany address.''  /  Xho Scobell Drug Co., St. Catharine*, Ont.    I  I; Eastwood  Manager  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors    and  MERRlfT^B. (-.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS  FURNISHED.  ALL   WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.  |WitH Aian^yeirs bf practical^xperieSce, we are prepared  - .to ^handle  ariy  kir6I   off Buying Construction   Work  ^1���__I_1_ ______���_. "r '" '���-*���. '���'*'* j  <<   M-,;!:.   :-\    >  'VOGHT STREET 'I  i  ]WING ING;   -y'?.y^-   f Proprietor.  EXCELLENT CUISINE   *  7 ���-'     ' '���������,*.���'., \ '   :  Not only tKe best; but(af longXway |ahead  of the next best.   ���     ���   I '  ��� j  Metropolitan  y, MEAT yMARKET   i  NICOLA, B.C.  phe -lioicest of Beef, ir.utur, rfr.,  pIv.mf o  Jnd  Fresh Fish,  Eggs and Vegetables '���-  T.; HESLOP, Pr���p.  ..������ii      o   " Friday, August 30, 1912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  ��� '*M.  "?���:���.���&:  can  mean   but  one   thing���that  the   Service   it ..renders  its   cus-  - tOmeVs   makes ���   for; permahen't  business relations.  with more than 55 years of continuous growth and satisfactory  service, invites  Savings and Business  Accounts  CAPITAL     -    -   -     -   -     $4,6u8,050  REST   -   -...-.   -    ;..>-. -. ..   6,608,.050  p.yi* ���.;$��������*:��������� yy   -y -���-,,���  l��'corp6rated'g855. ,:   ,   . ���:���  100 Branches^!}; Canada.1     \  MERRITT BRANCEtf ^ y   X  A. W. B. RSGERS^^ - -i MANAGER  Open Day and Night  ii I       99  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  .Chinese Noodles  Chicken Chop Suey.  Chinese Tea. ~ ���   .���,,  Prices-~the most reasonable  in town.  Plumbing    nd  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP���Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND  STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.   ~y     <y  Kennedy & '���  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  I  Wants New Pair of eyes  Denver, Colorado, Aug-/23.���If  the strange request  of  William  J.   Abrahams,   a  blind  man  of  Denver,  is granted by the state  authorities and   consent  to  one  of  the  most  remarkable operations-known \o medical science  is  given by Lewis  J.   Wetcher,  condemned  to  die  in   the state  penitentiary    at    Canyon    City  next week, Abrahams  will   look  through the eyes of  a murderer  the rest of his life provided the  proposed operation is successful.  Abrahams  has forwarded his  petition   to  Governor  Shafroth,  Warden   Thomas   J.   Tynan   of  the  state  penitentiary,   and   to  Wetcher, condemned   to  die-;on  the scaffold  for "the  murder\ of  Clifford J.-  Burrows  in  Denver  lastly ear. ...   y  -���'���  His petition is supplemented  by a statement from a Denver  physician who after an examination of Abraham's eyes declares  that the operation can. be performed successfully.-y  If Abraham's request is granted, the physician and surgeons  will be in the death chamber  when the trap is sprung. Immediately the eyes will be removed before the removal of the  body from the death chamber.  They will be placed in a saline  solution after which the surgeons  will rush to a hospital, nearby  and Wetcher's eyes will be grafted'into the sightless eyes of  Abrahams.  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 j  Lot 613, thence north 40 chains, thence j  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  use   one   (1)   cubic  feet  of  water per  second from a creek known as Richardson's   creek,   a   tributary    of   Speous  reek.  The water will be used on  Lot S. W.  Quarter Sectfb'ri"35", "for  irrigation pur-j  poses. |  Objections may be filed wiih the said  Water Recorder  at  Nicola,   B. C, or  with the Comptroller of Water Rights,  Parliament Building, Victoria, B. C.  WIL- IAM SWANSON.  Dated this 15th day of July, 1912.  WATER NOTICE  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 of Lot 1917 and will  be used for irrigation purposes on the  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 Buildings, Victoria, B. C.  CHAS. LOEWEN, Applicant.  ERIC CONANT, Agent.  For  .J  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.  WPm^mm^:  Eleven Good Reasons  A writer of more than ordinary  ability gives eleven.good reasons,  why he  should buy  a  home instead  of placing his patronage  elsewhere:  /   While   apparently  against the. mail  order houses,  they apply equally as' well to that  class of individuals  who  are  so  long on bargains and so short on  civic pride, that they place their  orders in another community, to  the disadvantage of the present  and   future  prosperity  of  their  own.    Plere they are:  Because-my-interests are here.  Because the  community  that  is good enough for me to live in  is good enough for me to buy in.  .  Because I believe in, transacting business with my..friends. ' -  Because I want to get whatT  buy when I pay for it.  Because, my home dealer carries me when I run short.  Because every dollar I spend  at home stays at home and works  for the welfare of my town.  Because the man I buy from  stands back of the goods.  Because I sell what 1 produce  here at home.  Because the man I buy from  pays his part of the taxes.  Because the man I buy from  gives value received always.  Because, when ill luck, misfortune or bereavmenf comes,  thje' man I buy .from is herewith  the-kindly greeting, his words of  cheer, and his pocket book if  need be.  ! .Here I live and here I buy.  -  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 contain  ing 50. acres of land more or less.  '   ' ALBERT WEBER.  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  June 24th, 1912.     . 20-29  a Licence  to   Store   or   Pen   Back  Water  Notice is hereby given   that  Charles  Loewen of Vancouver,   B.   C,  wiil 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 wiil be used  for domestic purposes'as authorized by  Water Record No....,  Water Licence  No or under a notice of  application for a licence to take and use water,  posted herewith   on   the land described  as Lot 747.  This notice was posted on the ground  on the 23rd day of July, 1912. The application will be filed in the offkeof 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.  NOTICE  C/L AID rHEClllM Act.  Within ninety days from date I intend to apply to the Commissioner of  j Lands for the Nicola Land Dislrict for  a Licence to prospect, for Coal ami  Petroleum over the followingdescriLed  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 thenc-j North  60 chains, thence East 40 chains to  starting roint.  GEO. MURRAY,  Nicola, B. C, 20th July, 1912.  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  WATER NOTICE  For   a   Licence  to   Store or   Pen   Back  Water      __  Notice is hereby given  that Charles ! royalty sha11 be Pa'd or>  <-he merchant  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in   Manitoba.   Saskatchewan   and   Alberta, ihe Yukon Territory, the Northwest   Territories   and   in   a portion of  the Province of British Columbia,  niny  be   leased   for   a   term   of twenty-one  years   at  an    annual  rental  of  $| an  acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be  leased to one applicant.  !     Application for a lea^e 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.  I     In surveyed tenit-.ry the   hind must  I be described by sections, or  legal sub-  ; divisions of sections, and in un-urveyed  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  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 pwy the  royalty thereon.    If   the   coal   mining  WATER NOTICE  For a Licence    to    Take and Use Water  Notice is hereby given that Charles  Loewen of Cotton Building, Vancouver,  will'apply for a licence to take arid-use  100 inches of water out of Tom Peter  Creek, which flows in a southerly direction-through Crown Land and empties  into Eight Mile creek, near Indian Corral. The water will be diverted at a  point 1 mile'east of lotf747,'ahdwiirbe'  used for domestic purposes on the land  described as lot 747. I  This notice was posted on the ground  on the 23rd day of July, 1912. The application will be filed in the office of the  Water Recorder at Nicola. /    "  '  Objections may be filed with the said  Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliamemt Buildings, Victoria, B.'C.  CHARLES LOEWEN, Applicant  ��� by Eric Conant, Agent.  Loewen of Vancouver, B. G, w'll apply for a license to store or pen back  360 acre-feet of water from an unnamed  Creek, a stream flowing in a westerly  direction and emptying into 10 Mile  creek,   near   Mammette   Lake   Road.  The water will be stored in a reservoir j   -:         -   ���   ._�����_,  of 360 acres, capacity, built or to be} rights are not being: operated, such  built at a lake, source of creek, and ,elurns should be furnished at least  will be used for irrigation purposes as   once a year.  authorized by Water Record No. 98, I Tne lease vvi" includ-"the coal min-  Water Licence No....', or under a not- in*-' ri8:hts only, but the lessee may be  ice of application for a licence to take Permitted to purchase whatever avail-  and use water, posted herewith, on the : al)Ie surface rights may be considered  land described as Lot 1916. j necessary for the working of the mine  This notice was posted on the g-ound   at the rate of $l��-00 an acre,  on the 23rd day of July, 1912.    The ap- j    For    ful1    information    application  plication will be filed in the office of ihe    '  '  '" '  Water Recorder at Nicola.  For     full     information  ��� should be made to the Secretary of the  Objections may be filed with the'said   or to any Agent  or  Water Recorder or with the Comptrol-   minion Lands  ler of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.  CHARLES LOEWEN, Applicant,  .24_:?9 _,      by_ Eric,Con ant, Agent.  Department  of   the Interior, Ottawa,  Sub-Agent of Do-  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Ministei of rhe Interior.  N.B.���Unauthorised   publication   of  this advertisement will not bepaidfor..  How Much of Your Road Money 13  Spent in Filling Ruts ?  JF the millions of dollars that have been spent repairing worn-  out, washed-out streets and loads had been used to build  more miles of good highways, fewer farmers would now be  wasting valuable time and money taking "round-about" routes  to town. r  JflRST cost of an ordinary dirt or macadam road is usua'ly  only a     starter."     The cost of upkeep soon equals that  first cost and there is always an ever-increasing; annual expense  for repairs.     The worst feature of it is that such a road is  never a really first-class highway.  JN estimating the cost ofa road you should include the expense of keeping it in good condition for at least twenty  years. If you don't, you're figuring on the first payment for  that road, only. And the remaining payments arc ;*is certain  as taxes. The upkeep cost of concrete roads ii practically  nothing.  Concrete roads are the best roads from the first���and  the best and cheapest roads at the end of ten, fifteen  and twenty years.  ��[ONCRETE is the ideal paving material for stieetsin small town's as  well as for main highways in the country. i  Edward N. Hines, Wayne County, Michigan, Road Commissioner,  and one of America's foremost authorities on good roads, says:  Any community that wants a ��ood rood, a road that i�� che.per fo- cy n a short  time under tnirly heavy traf.ic th��n t.ny . th.ri.o-d road, a ro-d th��� tis inexpensively maintained, a road tnatissanituy and Vustlc s. a road th.it is not  Slippery,a road that affords sood traction for any typn cf vehicle 36S days <n  the year, a road that in tho Ions run, say 10. IS, 20 yearn and longer, i. the  cneapest of all good roads, should investigate tho merits of concrete.  T\7"RITE for the facts about Concrete highways.    When convi iQed-  use your influence to have the roads for which you pay built t > last!  We have highway experts who will visit any community intending '  to build more roads and explain just why and how concrete roads are best  and cheapest.  Canada Cement Company Limited  510 Herald Building, Montreal  Have you a copy oj'our bifr free book for farmers" What the Farm  er can do ���with Concrete?" If not, write for it. It's absolutely fi  IN  W.  I  Water Notice  I, William Swanson of Speous Creek,  Canford, B. C., by occupation a farmer,  give notice that I intend" on -.the 23rd  day of July, 1912. next, at eleven  o'clock in theforenoon, to' apply to the  Water -Commissioner at his office at  Nicola, B. C, for a licence to take and  Third Annual  FALL EXHIBITION ItySltl  OF THE  7iS7'y^%7^7U\  Nicola Valley Agricultural  and Horticultural Assn.  (IDE!  <wtfy<02i-  J_^,-.,n7.r.lll_JpJi?.Dir  miwyitt--������������������������  nwrf|*t��'IJ  ^S^JjdlB"  Western Lines'.  ������'���' wtsf or Rcvclsluke '  Train leaves 12.40 daily for  all points,Easti;and-..Wesfc;'.-  Returning, leaves'18.25.  Tickets on lile'tb alllrjoi&^  Canada andrJJnited States.'-v  Accommodation reserved  and complete passage booked to any part of Great Britain or from Great^BHtaiii  to Canada. Ifj-'seivdin^'-  for your friends purchase  your ticket here and avoid  the risk of sending money.  , '��S'v.-r -'-   -- ���'���      'vr ������  For rates..and sailings apply  to L0-jv'i>  ;<^yy;:  .  M. M. SHORE  Agenl - Herri. ^B.'c.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger.,Agent  Vancouver,"'B'.(f.''    '   '  >������  'Ladies' Agricultural College  .   .British Columbia's first agricultural college   for   women   has  iust^ssueriTTts prospectus   al,-  thougifit wih be some' time be-  jfore everything is roady and in  working order.    The college will  bej^i^uated in the Royal Oak dis  trict/about seven miles from Vic-  tb:ria,-andyvithin  ten  minutes'  walk of Cordova Bay.'   The principal  is Miss Bainbridge Smith,  late, of Dover, England, who will  be assisted by Mrs..Knox and a  staff-of teachers  in  dairy, .poultry, bee-keeping, practical home  mahagenfieht"   ahd'   gardening.  The aim of the college is to give  its students  a. practical  knowl  edge';>a? agriculture as: adapted  to this province.  B. C. Fall Fairs For 1912  iOimloops, September 18, 19, 20  iVernon, Fruit, October 23. 24  Vernon, Horse shoW  October's, 4  J  Merritt,  Kelowna,  Salmon Arm,  ., Penticton;  Arrow Lake?,  Revelstoke.   .  Armstrong,  Summerland,  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets aiod Coffins always on hmul at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merritt  September ,25  September 26, 27  September 27, 28  ���'���'���.     September 28  October 4, 5  October 8, 9, 10  October 16, 17  Oct. 30, 31, Nov.'l  PRINCETON   :JANn-fiOAi-MhN-t--���  TO  VA NCOUVER  IN ONE DAY  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,  Col(hv:itor Hot-1;Tulameen,Tulameen Stage Co.; Coalmont, Coalmont Truck &��� Trans er Co.;  Princeton, A. E. Howse Co. Ltd.  will be held at  The Gwkiey-Oxford  Enthusiast  The housewife who owns a Gumey-Oxford������h0   '  Electric Restorer for f/ifen  PllOSphonol restores every nerve In the bo r/     to its proper tension ; restores-  vim unci vitality. 1'rematuro tlei-nv i"l sill si-xnal  weakness averted at once. Phosphonol "will  j..(_ke you a now man. _>i ice S!) a box. or two for  So. Mailed to nnv addri'<.q Tlio Sooboll lu-uir  Co., 8t. Catluu-lnoa, Out.  ���- '<  le interested and should know  about tho ivomlorlul  Marvel ^r^a spray  Douche  ABk your drngtrlat .-,.   -  It.  If he cannot supply   -  tho   MARVJiU accept no  other, but send stamp for Illustrated book���eenlod.   Jt gives full  particulars and directions Inv daablo  to l!li_ios.WINDSOimurri'.V CO..Windsor, Out  General Atroutu for Cuuutlu.  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.  has daily experience with i�����who knows the way  it works���the economy and efficiency of it���is a  Gurney-Oxford Enthusiast.  The Gurney-Oxford Range is the sum total of 70  years experience in stove construction. It is a big,  up-standing, handsome stove, that works constantly  and unfailingly for its owner's satisfaction. It; stands  guard over her interests, conserving her time and  energy, effecting a daily saving in coal, adding to the  household economy and increasing the pleasure which  comes from a smooth-running and well-ordered  household.  That's why she enthusiastically recommends the  Gurney-Oxford whenever the question comes up.  She wants her friends to learn, what she knows  to be a fact, that a Gurney-Oxford Range is a good  housewife's most valuable and cherished possession.  or  Secretary T. Heslop, Nicola, B. C.  The Merritt Mercantile Co.  Merritt, B.C. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  K. OF P.  Nicola Valley  Lodge No.: 46,  meets in Reid's  Hall, every "Wednesday night at 8  p. m. All visiting  brethren are cordially invited to  attend.  Knight WE. Johnson, Knight W. Cranna,  C. C K. R. S  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Friday^ August 30 1912,  Subscription $2.00 a year  in  Six months $1.00  advance  Our Letter Box  J. W. ELLIS  Manager  One dollar per inch per month fer regular advertising. Land and water notices $7.00 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  .   F.  Court Nicola No.  S931 meets the 2nd  and 4th Thursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  Room. Barwick  Block, Nicola, B.  C. Visiting brethren    cordially    in-  Classified   advertising  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates  vertisihsr*  10 words for   25 cents  furnished for large contract ad  Address ,  vited to attend.  Geo.  ",.'- ..   ��� ������. H.--H.  L. Murray C. R.  Matthews, Sec.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt.BC  Phone 25.  .UNION [&fll.ABE_>  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  R eid's Pl.'all  th e . second-  Tuesdayof each  month at 8p  m.   Sojourn.  ng brothers cordially invited.  S. J. Solomon Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  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        -    z Ashcroft, B. C.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong's Store  Quilchena Kvenue. Merritt  TRIBUTES   OF RESPECT  The  tributes  of respect that  have been and are being paid  to  the late  General  Booth  of the  Salvation Army   testify  in  the  most eloquent way to the esteem  in   which  that  noble  Christian  was held the world over.  .Those  who have joined in  them have  honoured   themselves   at   least  equally with him  to whom  the  respect has been shown.    Scarcely greater recognition could have  been given him  if he  had been  among the most eminent of the  world's rulers and  even in  the  case of any of them the appreciation of personal worth and meritorious    deeds  could  not have  been more profound.    As Queen  Alexandra said in  her message  of sympathy his work  will live  forever.      The life  of  General  Booth has been and  will continue to be an  inspiration to thousands.    He was one of the world's  greatest men.  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitorfor the Bank of Montreal  Ice Cream  Is   only   good when the purest  materials are used in making it.  At   Our Parlors  You are assnred of getting  only the very best quality. Try  cream   and   you'll   be  our  ice  satisfied  FAIRLEY BROS.  Bakers and Confectioners.  Quilchena Avenue.  At Rossland they have .a custom that might well be followed  by the smaller towns  of the Interior.    The  city  council   gives  four prizes  to  those  who have  the  best  kept  lawns,    gardens  and houses  and grounds'.   . The  prizes   are   as   follows:      First  prize,   $20;   second   prize    $15;  third prize, $10 and fourth'prize,  $5.    A committee  has  been appointed   and   will 'inspect'   the  houses and gardens.    Those who  desire   to   compete   must   send  their  names  into  the Rossland  city clerk,   not  later than ^September 1st,   but the committee  however, reserves  the  right  to  make a general visitto all of the  gardens and  lawns, in  the city  before making the award.     The  work   on   the   garden  must be  done by the  owner or renter,  without outside help,    This  will  bar those who hire others  to  do  the work of  spading,   planting  and cultivation  of  gardens  and  lawns.  NABOTHS VINEYARD-  IN THE NICOLA VALLEY  For the last few years (since  the departure of Indian Ageflt  Irwin, who was the original pre-  emptor of Lot 160) there has  been a dispute between Indian  and white regarding the Western boundary of the Nicola-  Mamette Indian" Reserve. The  dispute culminated this spring  in Mr. Henry Lindley taking  possession of the disputed land  under the Crown Grant which he  holds.  This action  was followed by  the  Indians appealing to every  authority within reach with the j  result that every Indian agent-]  in  the Upper country, without  making   the   slightest   enquiry,  told Mr.   Lindley  that  he   was  trespassing.    Later,   the Lytton  Indian agent, armed with an undated, un-certified map, actually  arrived on the ground, supported  by   a   horde of Siwashes,  who  from their age could not possibly  know anything of the dispute;  after a long childish  squabble it i  was agreed by all parties that a  surveyor should be sent in to run  the lines���and this was promised  by  the Lytton  Indian Agent in  my hearing.  To-day, August 28, Mr. Lindley has a letter from, the Lytton  Indian agent making the now  rather worn out statement that  Mr. Lindley is trespassing, adducing no proof whatever in support of his statement.  The only dated map ever seen  of the Nicola^-Mamette Reserve  (1880) shows the railroad, thus  is obviously made up of two or  more.surveys, even, this map is  not certified but has the name of  Mohun upon it.  The Indian department say  that the Indians have'been in  possession of this land for thirty  years, but comparative newcomers like myself, can remember that when the present Ten-  mile bridge was being built the  deviation road ran exactly where  Mr. Lindley!s new house now  stands, in fact -the old road is  clearly discernible now, the Indians have also.pulled up survey  stakes, put in when I had the  land surveyed "some *three years  ago. ������.������������ y,-y-';-.::y  One  Six Roomed House and Store opposite School House. Could be  used ds Boarding or Rooming  House- by parties not wishing to . y  run the store. This property will  be sold at a snap.  For Price and Terms apply owner   \ ������>���'..���.. \V.Vv.'B\/RviSv-B_l^^Nr  As the sun holds sway among the luminaries in the firma-.  ment, 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.  Merritt Lumber Yard  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor r  Two car loads of Cedar Fence Posts  and Pickets.' r  SPECIALLY LOW PRICES,  Lumber Yard and Offices:     ;  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  e  of  Fun and Frolic  Tuesday,    Wednesday,   Thursday  SEPTEMBER  17  Baseball Tournament "  Football Tournament  Lacrosse Tournament ..  Lawn Tennis^Tournament  Polo Tournament  ���Motor Boat Races  Field Sports, Rifle Shooting, _  Aquatic Sports.  Grand Historical Pageant illustrating -. the progress of  events since the founding of  the first white settlement iii-'  1812. 07-)  Trades Procession���DecorafejJV  Mo tor Car Parade..  Two Big Displays of Fire  works arranged by Hitt Bros,  of Seatrle. The most elaborate ever shown in the interior.'  Grand  Confetti   Carnival   en  Masque on the closing evening  J.  J.   McKenna was out  west some few weeks ago ostensibly to settle  such disputes as  above,   but  the  dear man stuck  solidly by the  railroad  for  fear  of ^possible  Indian   braves   and  never asked a single whiteman  to- attend  the  enqui.y  held   at  Spence's  Bridge���with  the   exception  of   those  styling them-  .selves Friends ef the Indians. In  his   dealings   with  the   Indians  Mr. McKenna arrived at inglorious .compromise and weakly told  the pow-wow   to  appeal  to the  Throne.    It  has  been   well said  that all native  races  appreciate  the strong hand and  are always  restless whenever those  who aspire to rule them   are  weakly or  undecisive.    To-day in B. C. we  have a weak and un-discipliried  .provincial police, the majority of  the Indian Agents  are hew appointees and  cannot - know their  .business;- in consequence we'have  Urunken Siwashes in every In-1  teriortown and the hills are full  of sulky braves, several of whom  have the blood of their rulers  upon their hands. But one man  in B. G,.dare speak to the Indian  as he should be spoken to, to wit,  Sir- Richard .McBride who has  flately told the Siwashes that the  land is not theirs, and Sir Richard' might have* added "never  ;willbe".   ;  For the benefit of those-who  love , the Indian I wish* to emphasise the following:  Lot 160 is shown on the Crown  Grant map as crossing 10-mile  creek, the. original bearing trees  still exist and were pointed out  to the Lytton Indian agent," who  evidently thinks himself 'above  ���lejgal evidence. ^ ���  ������'.; Lot 160 .was surveyed a few  w��eks ago and the! lines run then  agree.with .the. Crown Grant,  From ;th.ese factsany fair-minded  man, provided he is not a Siwash, can come to only one conclusion only as to; ithe ownership  of the land in< dispute.-,-*  .'" ;    Charles Flick.  Come and Help Kamloops Celebrate  Single Fare from all points on  formation address :   Hon. Sec.  C. P. R.   For Programme and further in-  Celebration Committee, Kamloops, B. C  Dr. de Van's female Pills  A reliable Frericli regulator; never fails'. These  pillp are exceedingly powerful In (regulating tho  generative portion-of tlie .eninlc system.'Refuse  all cheap.imitations. Dr_.de Van'a are sold at  | *5 a box, or three for if 10.' Mailed to any address."  'The Scobell Drug Co., St. Catharines, Ont,  Repairing;    \ Shoe Shining  Clothes Cleaned and Pressed^  We have opened in the new building opposite 5  .   the Sunshine Theatre and we ask a share of the 7  patronage of the citizens of JVferritt,     \,/-'-..     ��  We  will   also  buy  and  sell  second  hand  Shoes  and  -'���'"���'������ Clothing.  Establsked  1817. Head Offce    Montreal  Capital   .?._- -    7 -.������ 7   ;;,,;���:-���:: $16,0Q0;000_00  Reserve and Undivided Profits       $16,855,185.36  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed nt current rates.)    '  A   GENERAL   BANKING BUSINESS    TRANSACTED  BRANCHES IN NICOLA .VALLEY  MiRRITT^;:'-';^      NIGOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager;  Nicola Agency open on Tuesdays arid Fridays only.  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  [COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  . McInTYRE, Prop.  IBERRITT, B.C.  If you warn a gentlemen's Gear;  to   the  in stock  THE "LE PREFERENCE"  (Ten minute* in H .van 0.    LiFl_r De V.lle-.a. _'s iv.mnll..'*  Our Dick, Etc. ~  If you like a mild cigar try the "Bobby Burns".    Ask the doctor.  The Family Man's Hardest Problem  and af the same ti'me'the m 'St important one is  the building of a  t.uii aole   horn.-.    Su   much   depends, on   tlie   environment  of the  chiiaiviii th.it evjry |.re"-au ion should be taken, for'their  comfort  and health.    Sunlight   and   fiesh   air  in the home is necessary���  - unilorm   tcmperatuie   ar.d   humility   is   also ��� necessary.    These  things and rn,.ny moie hav.o come down to us through generations  ��� generations v. htn tin- heme was the mukii g of our JSTation and  tho   malvriii]   used   in   nu.st  of   those   homes was good Canadian  wo Hi ��� wmi'timc ciude'y cur, but  always  given   the   preference  bo -six se ol its Htnp-s to ie;iltli :ind comfort.    Our yard todcy con's,    . -tans the.-am.- kind if lumber. 1 utmore perfectly cut and finish-  c d so th it Li,.> w -r'x. lequired of tho carpenters has-1 been   reduced  .     to the. nmi ii i.m     V e w.mt :o show it to vou and explain howyou  can use it c-o  t'Hy " ,-  .    " _>   > : ,' "There's No Place Like Home"      .    -  .VANCOUVER.  LUMBER   CO'Y.  . MERRITT, B. C. .    .  ->/F.  \VALKER,".Manager.      "  ::  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.     -       -y Spacious Rponis.      7  Excellent accommodation.    -   Wefl lighted Ihroujhcut-J"  Choice Liquors and Cigars.' ~ '������  ' '  Special  attention   to  commercial trade.  Rates $1_50 per day.    Special Rates by the month  -We wish" to ir.foim you 'that5 We have now in  - stock at A. j. Coullee's old stand, Bailed 'Hay,  Whole and Crushed Oats; Wheat, Wheat and  Barley. Chop, Eian'a'rd Shorts," Scratch Food,  Ground Shell and Meatmeal.     Right for Cash'.  BricH,' Lime,! Cement; and Plaster  6: K: TRANSFER COMPANY  PROPRIETOR  9.1  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors    and    Builders  ���; -*  -'   __ ���-.wn���,r \07~m    ��� i ___  ;*;'" V /;".      MERRITT, B. <:.  plans and specifications furnished.  All work guaranteed first-class.  ^WithTftiany. years of practical experience, we are prepared  i    to   handfe  any  kiriH   pP Building Construction   Work  Nicota Vialley  ' -/_  Prime Beef, Muffdri Lamb  [:!'^7iS$&Q\ and Pork.?i  Poultry Ham atvd- Bacon.  CAFE  V  VOGHT STREET  ^Manufacturers of=  StricHy High Grade Delicious  ,     . -y ^WINGiNC; "yi'iyiy  f Proprietor, i  EXCELLENT CUISINE   f  K' ''J _���'��������� ��� ���    \ ' ��� j  { y*r      Not only the best] |>ut:,va IbngjVway ahead  of the next best. .  Fresh   Fish  always  c|n  han'd.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle "bought and sold by the carload.   '  Eastwood  .��'��<: ..:  ���>i]  liaiiijger  -<y .7   Metropolitan  MEAT? MARKET   j  " NICOLA, B.C.  yThe "hoicest of Beef, ir.iilirp, rir., p.v .��� j F (.  l ��� j d  Fresh Fish,  L'ggs and Vegetables. = !<  T7 HESLOP,  Prop.  M  1.  (-5<I  'I,  -,i_  ''. ���.!K'*'..:'  i. ���  : -ion  :.:<o-.:���':���  ��� y sn Hew s-fi zr-  ���!?'��� :Ai:r Xi:i:(:> 'u.; Friday, August 30, 1912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  ' " ��� :���   ���-   can   mean   but  one   thing���that  ;.* >rf.,ths; Service^it ..renders  its  cus-  ���:.;- -"if-.?��*.���: -"tomers   makes ��� 'for! permanent  business relations.  with more than 55 years of continuous growth and satisfactory  service, invites  Savings and Business  Accounts  CAPITAL $4,6u8,050  REST   ---_-:---   5,608,050  f. ���>_�� =    y.y   ���>��� *       ���   -  Incorporated 1855. ,_ '   ,  100 Branches^ hj Canada."  MERRITT BRANCH'  B. RdGERS/'- -    MANAGER  A. W.  KUWMWMO^  Open Day and Night  99  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  .Chinese Noodles  Chicken Chop Suey.  Chinese Tea. '" ���   t; .  Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  r  v..  Plumbing    nd  Steamfitting.  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP���Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND  STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy/ s-p     y>       '  Kennedy ~&$  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  s  Wants New Pair of eyes  Denver, Colorado, Aug\ 23.��� If  the strange request of William  J. Abrahams, a blind man of  Denver, is granted by the state  authorities and consent to one  of the most remarkable opera-  t*ions;;known \o medical science  is given by Lewis J. Wetcher,  condemned to die in the state  penitentiary at Canyon City  next week, Abrahams will look  through the eyes of a murderer  the rest of his life provided the  proposed operation is successful.  Abrahams has forwarded his  petition to Governor Shafroth,  Warden-���.'Thomas' J. Tynan of  the state penitentiary, and to  Wetcher, condemned to die-.on  the scaffold forvthe murder '.j of  Clifford J.- .Burrows in Denver  lastlyear.-7  '*-,'.-*'���'' ....-.'  His petition is supplemented  by a statement from a Denver  physician who after an examination of Abraham's eyes declares  that the operation can. be per-:  formed successfully.^. " y  If Abraham's request is granted, the physician and surgeons  will be in the death chamber  when the trap is sprung. Immediately the eyes will be removed before the removal of the  body from (lie death chamber.  They will be placed in a saline  solution after which the surgeons  will rush to a hospital ��� nearby  and Wetcher's eyes will be grafted' into the sightless eyes of  Abrahams.  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  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 arr 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  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 Buildings, Victoria, B. C.    ,  CHAS. LOEWEN, Applicant.  ERIC CONANT, Agent.  use   one  (1)   cubic  feet  of  water per  second from a creek known as Richardson's   creek,   a   tributary   of   Speous  reek.  The water will be used on Lot S. W.  Quarter "Section" 35; 'for irrigation pu imposes.  Objections may be filed wiih the said  Water  Recorder  at  Nicola,  B. C, or  with the Comptroller of Water Rights,  Parliament Building, Victoria, B. C.  WIL'IAM SWANSON.  Dated this 15th day of July, 1912.  WATER NOTICE  For  .J  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.  ^pmmism  i  Western Lines.  ... ^. r_  -.'   West of Revelstoke  Train leaves 12.40 daily for  all points^astJjandv.vWesI^-:  Returning, leaves'i8.'25.'  Tickets .on Mde% all feintl^  Canada andr-United States.'f  Accommodation r e s e r v ed  and complete passage booked to any part of Great Britain or from Great^BtftSffl!  to Canada. If^sen'ding"  for your friends 'pui-chase'  your ticket here and avoid  the risk of sending money.  For rates-and sailings apply  to '        "  Eleven Good Reasons  A writer of more than ordinary  abil-.ty gives eleven.good reasons.  why he should buy a home instead of placing his patronage  elsewhere. -' While apparently  against the. mail order houses,  they apply equally "as well to that  class of individuals who are so  long on bargains and so short on  civic pride, that they place their  orders in another community, to  the disadvantage of the present  and future prosperity of their  own.    Here they are:   ���  Because.-my,interests are here":  Because the community that  is good enough for me to live in  is good enough for me to buy in:  . Because I-believe in. transacting business .with my.frieri'ds. ���  Because I want to get'what I  buy when I pay for it.  Because my home dealer carries me when I run short.  Because every dollar I spend  at home stays at home and works  for the welfare of my town.  Because the man I buy from  stands back of the goods.  Because I sell what I produce  here'at home.  Because the man I buy from  pays his part of the taxes.  Because the man I buy from  gives value received always.  Because when, ill luck, misfortune or bereavment" comes,  thjefman I'buy-.from' is here with  the-kindly greeting, his words of  cheer, and his pocket book if  need be.  ".-.���Here I live and here I buy.  -  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  WATER NOTICE  For a Licence   to   Take and Use Water  Notice .is hereby given that Charles  Loewen of Cotton Building, Vancouver,  will'apply for a licence to take arid"use  100 inches of water out of Tom Peter  Creek, which flows in a southerly direction through Crown Land and empties  into Eight Mile creek, near Indian Corral. The water will 4be diverted at a  point 1 mile east of Iot~747,' ahd:will'be  used for domestic purposes on the land  described as lot 747.  This notice v/as posted on the ground  on the 23rd day of July, 1912. The application will be filed in the office of the  Water Recorder at Nicola. ,';  Objections may be filed with the said  Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water. Rights, Parliamemt Buildings, Victoria, B;'C.  CHARLES LOEWEN, Applicant.  - . -  " -by Eric Conant, Agent.  Water Notice  I, William Swanson of Speous Creek,  Canford, B. C, by occupation a farmer,  give notice that I intend' on -the 23rd'  day of -July^ .1912. next, at eleven  o'clock in the forenoon, to'apply to tHe  Water - Commissioner at his office at  Nicola, B. C, for a licence to take and  M.  Agent  H.  '\    .-"V������";���'''*!;   '"*;-.������  '���'.  '    -  ���M/'SHORE  rtcrrift,B.'C.  Or write to  W. BRODIE  General  Passenger;,,...Agent  Vancouver," B.C1.' *    '  Ladies' Agricultural College  British Columbia's first agricultural college   for   women   has  j usfc^.issuecU-i ts-prospectus^al-  th'ough' it will be some time be-  ifpre everything is ready and in  working order.    The college will  /be^i^t^d in the Royal Qak dis-  '"trict,'about seven miles from Vic-  tb:ria,^ahd-^within .ten ��� minutes'  wait of Cordova Bay.    The principal  is  Miss Bainbridge Smith,  late of Dover, England, who will  be assisted by Mrs..Knox and a  fetaff-' of te^acHgrs in  dairy, .poultry;, bee-keeping, p.factical home  mahagenieht'* ' aha '���   gardening'.  The aim of the college is to give  its students  a practical  knowl-  e'dge*>of "agriculture "as; adapted  to this province.  PRINCETON  AND GOALMONt  TO  VANCOUVER  B. C. Fall Fairs For 1912  Kamloops, Septernber 18, 19, 20  ���Vernon, Fruit,. - .October 23,. 24  Vernon, Horse show Octobers, 4  Merritt,, v     September ;25  KelownH,        '   September 26, 2Z  Salmon Arm,     September 27,^28  '*'y   September;28  .j Pen tic ton;  Arrow Luke?,  RevelstokeV ���"'.-.'  Armstrong,  Summerland,  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets and Coffins always on hiind sit  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merrill  , October 4, 5  October 8, 9,10  October 16, 17  Oct. 30, 31, Nov.:'l;  Electric Restorer for Men  Phosphonol restores every nerve in the boiy   ! to its proper tension ; restores'  vim and vitality. Premature deiviv pml all soxiial  weakness! averted at once. Phosphonol will  l.akc you n now man. Price $3 a box. or two for  $5. Mailed to anv nddn>��i TUo SooboU i>rug  Co., Bb. Catlmrlnos, Out.  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.  y, :'������ train for Vancouver at Mer-  }'._ '>;..ritt. y 7     .;  Leaves Merritt Monday, Wed-  nesdny 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,  Coldwiiter Hot' l;Tulameen,Tula-  meen Stage Co.; Coalmont, Coalmont Truck &" Trans er Co.;  Princeton, A. E. Howse Co. Ltd.  Ask your druggist  It.  If be cannot supply  th��  MARVKL, accept no  other, bat send Btnmp for Illustrated book���aenlod.   It gives full  mrtlculare and directions lnv<luabIo  ludloa.WlNDSOUSUPl'I.V CO., Windsor, Out  Ooueral Aevuta for Cuuudu.  B  a Licence  to   Store   or   Pen   Back  Water  Notice is hereby given that Charles  Loewen of Vancouver, B.-C, will apply for a licence to store or pen back  360 acre-feet of water from Tom, Peter  Creek, a stream flowing in a southerly  direction and emptying into Eight Mile  creek, near Indian Corral. The water  will be stored in a reservoir of 360 acres  capacity, built or to be built at a  lake source of creek, and will be used  for domestic purposes' as authorized by  Water Record No...., Water Licence  No .., or under a notice of application for a licence to take and use water,  posted herewith on the land described  as Lot 747.  This notice was posted on the ground  on the 23rd day of July, 1912. The application will be filed in the office of the  Water Recorder at Nicola.  Objections may be filed with the said  Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings Victoria', B. C.  CHARLES LOEWEN, Applicant,  by Eric Conant, Agent.  NOTICE  C/L A>D Fl-TF.Cl ] L'M 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 ami  Petroleum over the followingdescriLed  area:  Commencing at a post placed 20  chains South of North West corner of  lot 1303, Nicola Land Diatrict, Kam-'  loops Division and marked G. Murray's  N. E. corner, thence South 60 ehains,  thence West 40 chains, thenc; North  60 chains, thence East 40 chains to  starting roint.  GEO. MURRAY,  Nicola, B. C, 20th July, 1912.  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  WATER NOTICE  For  a   Licence   to   Store or   Pen   Back  Water  Notice is hereby given that Charles  Loewen of Vancouver, B. C, w-'ll apply for a license to store or pen back  360 acre-feet of water from-an unnamed  Creek, a stream flowing in a westerly  direction and emptying into 10 Mile  creek, near Mammette Lake Road.  The water will be stored in a reservoir  of 360 acres capacity, built or to be  built at a lake, source of creek, and  will be used for irrigation purposes as  authorized by Water Record No. 98,  Water Licence No ', or under a notice of application for a licence to take  and use water, posted'herewith, on the  land described as Lot 1916.  This notice was posted on the g-ound  on the 23rd day of July, 1912.    The ap- I  plication will be filed in the office of the  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, ihe Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of  the Province of British Columbia, may  be leased for a term of twenty-one  years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than'2,560 acres will be  leased to one applicant.  Application for a leas-e 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 teriitory the land must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections; and in un^urveyed  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 fiill quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such  returns s-hould be furnished at least  once a year. j  The lease will includ-^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,  Water Recorder at Nicola  Objections may be filed with the said ' or to any Agent  or   Sub-Agent of Do-  Water Recorder or with the Comptrol-   minion Lands  ler of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.  CHARLES LOEWEN, Applicant,  24-29 __._    hy_Eric ,��onant, Agent.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Ministei of rhe Interior.  N.B.���Unauthorised   publication   of  this advertisement wilLnot be paid for..  How Much of Your Road Money is  Spent in Filling Ruts ?  JF the millions of dollars that have been spent repairing worn-  out, washed-out streets and i oads had been used to build  more miles of good highways, fewer farmers would now be  wasting valuable time and money taking "round-about" routes  to town.  THIRST cost of an ordinary dirt or macadam road is usua'Iy  only a "starter." The cost of upkeep soon equals that  first cost and there is always an ever-increasing annual expense  for repairs. The worst feature of it is that such a road is  never a really first-class highway.  TN estimating the cost of a road you should include the ex-  , pense of keeping it in good condition for at least twenty  years. If you don't, you're figuring on the first payment for  that road, only. And the remaining payments are as certain  as taxes. The upkeep cost of concrete roads is practically  nothing.  Concrete roads are the best roads from the lirst���and  the best and cheapest roads at the end of ten, fifteen  and twenty years.  /"CONCRETE is the ideal paving material for sttcets- in small towns as  ^^ well as for main highways in the country. ,'.  Edward N. Hines, Wayne Count)', Michigan, Road Commissioner,  and one of America's foremost authorities on good roads, says:        _  i  i  Any community that wants a good ro&d, a road that is cheaper fo- cv-nashort  time under fairly heavy traf.ic than t>ny t th< r eo-d road, a ro��d that is inexpensively maintained, a road that is samtasy and c'ustli a. a road that ia not  slippery,a road that affords sood traction for any typn cf vc hic.'e 365 days *n  the year, a road that in tho lnn_r run, say 10, 1 5, 20 yearn and Innger, is the  cheapest of all sood roads, should investigate tho merits of ��_o__cretc.  ^L7"RITE for the facts about Concrete highways.    When convi i.Qedj  * "    use your influence to have the roads for which you pay built t > last.  We have highway experts who will visit any community intending  to build more roads and explain just why and how concrete roads are be.st  and cheapest.  Canada Cement Company Limited  510 Herald Building, Montreal  Have you a copy of our big free book for farmers " What the Farmer can do-with Concrete?" If not, write for it. It's absolutely fi ee.  ALL GOOD DEALERS SELL  Third Annual  FALL EXHIBITION  OF THE  Nicola Valley Agricultural  and Horticultural Assn.  STOVES  12ANC  ''i'liii  73 ."5  iiii'i,  r)  wm  1467��  '4ft'is; wUtri '  ijrtjjiE��  $0^  ���fiulfiffl  jainM"111"1"  IIU.H'"  irul'IH  IUW*"  will be held at  MERRITT  Larger and more varied are the  prizes in each division.  rmm0^m  has  The Gurney-Oxford  Enthusiast  The housewife who owns a Gurney-Oxford���who  daily, experience with it���who knows -the w��y-  works���the   economy  and  efficiency  of   it  -is a  Gurney-Oxford Enthusiast.  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.  The Gurney-Oxford Range is the sum total of 70  years experience in stove construction. It is a big,  up-standing, handsome stove, that works constantly  and unfailingly for its owner's satisfaction. It stands  guard over her interests, conserving her time and  energy, effecting a daily saving in coal, adding to the  household economy and increasing the pleasure which  comes from a smooth-running and well-ordered  household.  That's why she enthusiastically recommends the  Gurney-Oxford whenever the question comes up.  She wants her friends to learn, what she knows  to be a fact, that a Gurney-Oxford Range is a good  housewife's most valuable and cherished possession.  The Merritt Mercantile Co.  Merritt, B. C.  yy''"-'  ;���   t  .���";  <���   -i  7-'% m\  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, August 30 1912,  6SLICO OStitS  Every Kind.  A. F. RANKINE  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCALANDDISTRICT  Regular meeting of the  city  council on Monday evening.  Carpenters are busy this week  putting a new roof on the Cold-  water hotel.  Miss Mary Donnegan returned  to Vancouver yesterday after a  ten days visit with her mother  here.  Mrs. Frank Slough returned  home on Monday evening from a  three week's visit with her parents at Salmon Arrm.  Miss McKenzie left by today's  train for Lillooet where she will  visit with Mr. and Mrs. W. Mclntyre for a week.  Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Green of  Vancouver who have been spending the past month with relatives at Nicola returned to their  home today.  Messrs C. J. arid C. F Loewen,  owners of the Lazy L ranch on  10-mile creek, were visitors to  the city the first of the week.  A meeting of the Woman's  Auxiliary will be held at the  residence of Mrs. M. L. Grimmett on Tuesday, September 3.  D. Shearer has accepted a position with the Merritt Mercantile  Co.,., in the grocery department  and took up his new duties this  morning.  Miss Doras McGoran will leave  on Monday for New Westminster  where she will take up high  school studies at the Catholic  college in that city.  Fred Gay has  taken the con  tract for tearing down and removing the old station  and will  likely begin the work the first of  the week.  All those who have not as yet  paid their city taxes must do  so  before Saturday evening if they  want to take advantage of the  = 10 per cent discount.   . -.  L. A. Larson left on last  night's train for Nicola to begin  the erection of the public school  in that town. Mr.."Larson took  down with him six carpenters  and the building will  be rushed  to completion.  o  Ripe tomatoes grown in this  city, were exhibited the first of  the week by Mr. A. McGoran.  These were grown in his garden  opposite his lumber yard on  Voght street, and are the first  to be exhibited of the successfully home grown product.  O. B.N . Wilkie came in town  from up the Coldwater on Tuesday and is stopping at the Victoria Rooms. Mr. Wilkie is just  finishing up a contract for the  surveying of thirty-nine square  miles of timber limits for a Mr.  White and associates of Seattle.  Mr. A. N. B. Rodgers, manager of the local branch of the  Bank of Toronto, will leave Tuesday for Banff where he will  meet. Mrs. Rodgers who is returning from a three months visit  with relatives in the east. They  will spend a few days at Banff  before returning to Merritt. Mr.  C. H. Parkinson of Vancouver,  will be acting manager of the  local branch during Mr. Rogers  absence.  Chas. Crisfield whose home is  at Princeton came in on Monday  evening's train  from  the Harrison Hot Springs and will  spend  a couple of weeks in the valley.  Mr. Crisfield who is getting well  along in years is a great sufferer  from rheumatism and has visited  Soap Lake and the springs in  the hope of getting some beni-  ficial relief,   but without much  success. . Mr. Crisfield has many  warm friends in  Merritt   with  whom he has been  renewing old  acquaintances since his arrival  and the dry bracing climate of  the Nicola has given him much  relief from his rheumatism.  ���'���    o    ANGLICAN CHURCH  Sunday, Sept.. 1st.  Nicola���11 a.m.  Merritt���3 p.m.  Nicola���7.30 p. m.  J.Thompson,  Vica.r  Dr. T. V. Curtin left on Thursday for Vancouver where he will  enter St. Luke's Hospital as  house surgeon. The Doctor, who  has been a resident of Merritt  since the name was first given to  this progressive little city leaves  behind him a large circle of  friends who wish him ever success in his new home._ Many  were at the station to bid him  a farewell.  Mrs. A. W. Strickland accompanied by her daughter Miss  Marion left on Thursday for Victoria where Miss Marion will enter St. George's school for the  coming term. Mrs. E. G. Warren who is visiting her sister  Mrs. Strickland, accompanied  them. The Misses May and Vera  Armstrong were alsc of the party and they too will enter the  same school as Miss Strickland.  Hays & Brolin is a new sign  which appeared before the public the first of the week/ This  firm announces that they are  prepared to do shoe repairing,  shoe shining and' the cleaning  and pressing of clothes. They  are to be found in the new building opposite the Sunshine theatre  and their ad appears in another  column.   o������=   MOOSE   IN   CAPTIVITY.  N*t Difficult to Domesticate, but Hard  to Keep Alive.  "The reason so few moose are seen  tn captivity in the parks and circuses  of the country is not because they are  naturally too wild to be domesticated,  but because they usually do not live  long in captivity," said a St. Paul man.  =-"My^��ather-was-for-many-years-a-sefe*-  tler In northern Minnesota, and at different times in his experience he had  three moose on his homestead which  recognized him as their master.  "All the animals were captured when  they were very young, and in each instance It took tlie in only a few days to  become apparently attached to father  tnd his small .farm. For two or threa  weeks he would keep them fenced in  and then would allow them to roam  around at will. They would be gone  for two or three hours, or perhaps half  a day at a time, but always came back  all right. By allowing them the run  of the premises this way they met  practically thc same conditions as if  they were wild in the forest, and  therefore were always in good health,'  but the moment any of them were  shipped to the city a change was no*  tlceablc.  "Two of the animals were sold toi  city park associations at different  times, and in each instance the moose  finally died. They seemed willing  enough to remain In the parks, bufi  conditions were not such as they werct  used to, and from the first it was toi  be seen that they were falling la  health. A moose can stand all sortd  of hardships In the woods, bat wheal  be Is In captivity lack of exercise ot  lack of proper food or lack of something else puts him on the down grade*  and as a rule be passes In his check*  tn a few weeks or a few months at th*  outside.  "One   of   the   animals   my   fatheit  owned was a handsome bull, and hs  was trained to harness.    The animal  could poll a good sized load and travel  through the woods with a sleigh   behind him at a very lively clip.    This  third  moose was one day shot  by a  hunter near the house.    So all three!  animals   met with  an   untimely   fate, I  which goes io prove.  I suppose, that j  man should not monkey with the plana J  of nature."���Duluth Herald. jy  To be Judges at Fall Fairs  Victoria, Aug. 28.���The list of  those who will act as judges at  the fall fairs this year has been  completed   by   the   department  of agriculture.    Requests   were  received from some places that  women    from    outside     points  should   be appointed   to   judge  certain classes of exhibits,   but  this has been found impracticable  for the present season at any  rate.    The distances to be travelled are so great and the number of fairs desiring the services  of women are so comparatively  few that no satisfactory schedule  could be arranged.    Consequently the old system will have to be  again followed.   By next year,  however, the department hopes  to be in a position to meet this  demand satisfactorily.  The judging as in past years  will be largely in the hands of  officials of the department, but  they will be assisted by many  others among whom will be William Gibson, James Bowden,  William McCurdie, D. C. Flatt,  James Yule, Prof. C. I. Lewis,  W. Coats, Sam Shannon, H.  Reid, F. D. Nicholson, V. D.  Curry, Prof. Gardner, T. Edwards, Horatio Webb, Prof. 0.  B. Morris, J. Pargeter, Alexan  der McQuarrie and J. G. Fau  quier.  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Sunday, Sept. 1st, 1912.  Merritt���Divine  Service,  7.30  p. m.  2.30 p.m., Sunday School.  All welcome.  Rev. J. A. Petrie,  Pastor.  Ideas of the Soul. I  The old Egyptians thought the aoaS  was a bird with a human face and human hands, which, on the death of  him in whom it dwelt on earth, flew,  to the gods, its kin. Drawings and  sculptured figures show this little1  winged soul, sometimes represented as  perched by the sarcophagus, touching  the mummy, in a last farewell befor*  It rose in heayenward flight.  Among the Greeks the sonl was  thought of as a tiny human figure. In  Roman days the butterfly was taken aa  its symbol. In mediaeval pictures and  reliefs we see it leaving the mouth of  the dead, either as a child or as a tiny,  naked man���as, for example, is shown  In the Campo Santo of Pisa In Orca-  gna's fresco of the "Triumph ot  Death."  In northern lands we learn from  folklore the soul not seldom left the  body as a mouse, or a snake. It was  on the former superstition that the  story of the bishop of Hatto was  based and also, as some say, that of  the "Pied Piper of Hamelin."  An   Impediment to   Plain  Speaking.  "Down in Pike county," said an Afl-  kansas statesman,' "we had a trial f  attended once where a man named  Joinson was' on the stand. Joinson  was for the defense, and the way he  was setting things straight was a caution.  " 'Here,' said the attorney for the  prosecution when he took Joinson in  hand, 'I want you to stop prevaricating. Don't you know you ��� are under  oath?'  " 'Stop what?' asked the witness.  " 'Stop prevaricating.'  "The witness drew himself up with  great dignity. 'Well,' he said, 'I'd like  to know how a man can help prevaii-  eathV when he's lost two front teeW *  Trade  I Mark  Asaya-Neurall  THE     NEW    REMEDY    FO��  Nervous  Exhaustion  IndigestidhyileartbunrrDyspep-  sia and Constipation result lnore  often from nervous exhaustion  than from food. Dieting or pills  will not avail. The only remedy is  nerve  repair.  Asaya - Neu-  ram." is and makes possible this  cure. It feeds the nerves, induce  sleep, quickens the appetite and  digestion, and these disorders disappear. $1.50 per bottle. Obtain  from the local agent.  GEO. M. GEMMII.L,  Merritt, B. C.  PIONEER  BARBER SHOP  Ragsdale & Dickie -        Proprietors  We guarantee you first class  work.    Razors honed.  Next  door to   Brunswick   Pool  Room.  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  Icola ��� Merrill I  ���u  Children's Rompers  Splendid variety at special prices to clear. Regular  $1.25 for $1.00, 50c for 40c, 75c for 60c.  Children?s Dresses  New and  uprto-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    sure    you    get  in  on   this.  Regular $1.75 and $1.50.    Special $1.00 each.  *��  be sold   now,  so we ar^ going to give them  away at 50c each.    Regular $1 and 75c.  SUMMER SUITS  For the men and boys who want the very best in  clothes, this is the store. There are no finer clothes  made. Suits 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  PROPER CLOTHES  -���a brand which has won large favor all over  Canada. We feature them and take a good deal  of pleasure in showing them, We know you can't  look at them not wanting to buy, and you won't  find any better clothing anywhere.  Our business is growing at a rate that keeps us  fairly on the jump. Must be a reason.  The Diamond Vale Supply Company  ���>���->!  -.y  $x

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