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 ^.i^.^^E7^^^^^^^^^mii  &%  j  ���/  ' jTi.%M^7^i^^^i^7y$:  ^  *b^Z___*_\\l\\��&&BSg&m  Oct n w*  <%>*y?  I  Vol. 3, No.^.4 ^  MERRITT, B.C.,  OCTOBER 25,  1912  Price 5 Cents  E VERY MAN, no matter cvyfliat his position iii  be well dressed on Thanksgiving Day.  wants to  IT'S natural���just old Human Nature asserting herself.   "If  you want to be happy���be well dressed."  WE are better prepared to supply your clothing needs this  year than ever before.  Local News  Register! Do not disfranchise  yourself by not registering on or  before Oct. 31st. I Have a say in  municipal affairs.  AN enormous fall trade has made re-orders necessary in  in many departments. The new goods are all the  very latest fall styles; Many are new creations that  have not been shown,before.!  EVERY garment you buy here assures you the best quality;  the newest styles and the lowest prices.  Sam Hyland returued yesterday from up in the Aspen Grove  district where he had the contract for the erection of a cottage 28 x 32 feet in size for  Captain Leader.   o ��� <,  C. L. Betterton came up from  Victoria on Wednesday, and yesterday, accompanied by 0. N. B.  Wilkie left for his ranch in As-  pen Grove. Mr. Betterton will  return to the coast on Sunday.  T  HANKSGIVING---The Eastertide of Fall-  demands a new" hat. -  YOU'LL surely want  cn'vinor iand w��=�� rmv  E. B. Tingley, government  road foreman came in town yesterday from the Hamilton road,  about ten miles from Merritt.  The heavy fall of snow has retarded road work somewhat in  that section.  In anticipation o' an enormous demand for the  unusually attractive styles thts season, we bought  liberally of every model...  This means: You can get just the hat you  want, at the price-you want to pay.  $2.50 to 7.50  a New Shirt for Thanksgiving iand we have just what you wan-.  Neat stripped effects, novelty patterns," and plain  black and white figured, afford ample chance for  any man to find just, what he is looking for.  ��� Both-.pleated bosoms "and negligee styles.  90c to 3.50  We willcldse-  all day  Thanksgiving  <���&-  F. A. REID & CO.  Wg  The dance last Saturday evening, c which was given by the  Middlesboro club in their club  rooms proved to be another of  those pleasant evenings that this  society has been f.the means of  giving to the young people of the  valley. A large number were  present.  all day  ng  W. B. Hilliard was in the valley for a couple of days this  week. Mr. Hilliard is a printer in the Government print shop  at Salem, Oregon. < \He was formerly employed on'? the Phoenix  Pioneer and later/-before going  to Salem worked on ..the Vernon  News. ;.Mr. Hilliard^vvas returning from a two months visit in  the east.  Proposed   Change   of    Route   Causes  Much Discussion Locally.  The question uppermost in the minds of local people, is, 'What  route will the Kettle Valley Railroad take from Canyon House to the  Coquahalla watershed?' There are now in the hills in the vicinity  of Aspen Grove parties of railroad engineers from the Canadian Pacific, Great Northern and Kettle Valley railroads. There seems to be  trouble somewhere and p rhaps the shorter routes have too big gradients. The line from Penticton to Hope has been surveyed and the  latest government maps give this route as final.  A rumor is current and seems well founded, that the Kettle Valley will build from Canyon House to Quilchena, follow the Nicola  river to Merritt, from Merritt to Hope, part of. this latter having been  already constructed.  Should this route be taken it will place Merritt and her coal mines  on the main line of the Kettle Valley, as against the original plan of  running in a spur to tap the coal snpply.  The Aspen Grove section will benefit considerably if this route is  definitely decided upon and we may state upon good authority that the  fore-going change will be made by the Kettle Valley road.  The Dominion Western Lands, Ltd., are now surveying a townsite  in the Aspen Grove district. This company recently acquired large  tracts of land in this vicinity and were practically assured by the railway officials that the railroad would pass through the Dominion and  Western properties.  Reviewing the above, and although the route indicated, seems to  mean a long detour, one must come to the conclusion that the Kettle  Valley intend to alter their original survey- and place Merritt and the  coai mines upon the main line.  In connection with the above we would draw attentton to the fact  that W. T. Beck is preparing to build in from Spokane to Vancouver.  Mr. Beck has announced that the construction of the Spokane and B.  C. road is assured and only awaits approval of the agreed surveys of  the G. N. and Spokane and B. C. across the Colville Indian Reserve  before actual construction work begins. Tributary territory includes  the Reserve and north to International boundary and all the upper  Columbia valley and a large portion of Southern B. C.  Old Timer in Town.  Geo, Bent, an old timer of the  Douglas Lake Cattle Co. was a  visitor to the city on Wednesday.  Returns to the Coast  W. E. Duncan.=of the Southern  B. C Lands and mines returned  to the coast having been in the  town since Monday evening.  For the Municipality���none.  There were no delegates from  Merritt to the Municipalities Convention at Revelstoke,   the  city"  thereby saving much-needed dollars.  Surveyor Returns.  0. B. N. Wilkie came back to  town Tuesday evening and took  the field early Thursday-morning.  Mr. Wilkie is suryeving "in the  vicinity of Canyon House.  Dance at Nicola Friday  There will be a dance at Nicola on Friday evening, under the  capable management of Miss  Pindell. The last dance under  the same management proved a  distinct success.  OWN YOUR  i  The Diamond Vale company offers you  the opporhunjtvJt^^  Homer Darknell opens" his  new tobacco, confectionery and  stationery store for business to-,  day. Mr, Darknell has a very  neat, tasty and well .arranged  stock in the McDonald block next  tb the F. A. Reid & Co., "and  should meet with every success.  An ice cream parlor will be added  the coming summer.-.  home. While here Mr. Slaugh  was manager of the Merritt  Mercantile. Co., and the large  volume of business this firm" has  done since * opening' 'its 'doorsHin  Merrittis a high tribute to the  eneregy and popularity of Mr.  SJaugh. Mrs. Slaugh will join  her husband the coming week.  ���������o *  on the Diamond Vale field, south of the  railway track on easy terms.  Inside Lots 50x120  1  Mrs. Polstman, after spending  the /summer here with her  daughter, Mrs. Jas. Netherton,  returned to her home at Fern-  dale, Wash., on Wednesday last.  The aged lady was accompanied  by her nephew, Will Netherton,  who will spend a few weeks at  different coast points before returning home.  -Ft  -W��� C�����-  Corner  a  50x120  If you pay cash we will reduce these  prices 10 per cent.  TITLE GUARANTEED  *��� "  "See.  at the Diamond Vale Supply Co.  Urowoier,���Alex:���Mc-  Phaul and R. Guillford, ranchers  in.  the. Aspen    Grove   district,  came into town yesterday,   They  brought with  them a drove of  seventy fine beef  cattle for the  local meat market. Mr. Crowder  reports a  very prosperous year  for the ranchers in that section,  and many   new   improvements  are in evidence.   He himself has  just completed the building of  one of the  largest- barus in the  district.     The  barn   is 40 x 70  feet ground space and 20 feet to  the square  with a hip roof, and  will hold a hundred  and twenty  tons of hay.   Mr. Crowder erected this   buildiug out of hewn  logs and the  only assistance he  had was  his team.    A splendid  crop of root    vegetables   were  grown this year in this section.  JyP.  Boyd,  J.   W.  Ellis.   B.  Browitt, and C. Balz,   made up  a -hunting party  to the Aspen  Grove and Quilchena districts the  first of the  week.     They had  fair success   bringing   home   a  good bag of ducks as well as a  few   geese.      Camping   in   the  snow, fine, well I guess  so.   A  fine large tent, a dandy collapas-  ible stove and a load of Hudson  Bay blankets the party enjoyed  all the comforts of home. Whose  brain was it that conceived  the  idea   of the  collapsible stove ?  was asked by one of the tender-  feet of the party.    D'Arcy Costigan was given the credit, and  just as the party had decided to  present   Mr.   Costigan   with  a  medal for his  wonderful   fore-  sigh t,-who-should-appear-"buta  constable,   lookiug for one Costigan, on  a  charge of invading  Mr. Crowder's potato patch, but  the   offence   was    soon   settled  against the party's hero, and the  presentation  of the medal will  be made the first of the coming  week.  Sir Richard will not be lost to' us  for it is half provided for that he  will visit the land of his birth at  frequent intervals, if only to give  "''Bruce'' oTthe'Sat"urday~guMset  something to write about. There  can be no question  that Canada  can not, and will  not,  expect to  contribute to the Imperial exchequer unlessshe is adequately-represented at the meetings of the  Council of Empire and we" are of  the opinion that  no  better man  could be-found to represent Canada  than  Sir Richard McBride  Premier of British Columbia.  The Kidd Returns for a Brief VisiL  The Rev. W. J. Kidd, well-  known and heartily liked by everyone in the valley, spent a few  days in the town during the early  part of the week. Mr.. _ Kidd  looked hearty and hale and was  was as cheery as ever. .  Many are Called, but few are Chosen.  The chosen few for the Conservative  Convention  left by   the  noon train on Wednesday last.  From Merritt there were.Messrs.,  Jackson and Cleasby, from Nicola r  Major   Matthews,   from Lower.  Nicola Chas. Tyner,-accompanied  by Mrs. Tyner.   Most of the dete-'  gates propose returning Saturn,  day.- _        .-     ���  _. .-���.-  Leaves for England.  Mr. William Hawkins, of the  Fish Lake Ranch, left for England last Friday." Mr. Hawkins  contemplates an extended stay in  the old-country. During his absence Joe Smallett, well-known  in Merritt will continue building  the ranch house, which is located on an ideal site within fifty  yards ofjthe -lake shore. Mrs.  Hawkins - will- " accompany her  husband.  Minister of Public Works Resigns.  The Hon. F..D. Monk. Minister  of public works^in the Dominion  cabinet hasresigned his portfolio  The ex-ministers attitude on the  naval policy of the federalsresult-  edin his tendering his resignation. Mr. Monk holds that Canada  should not embark" upon- any  expensive naval policy without  first putting the qnestion before  the country by means of a plebiscite.  Applies tor an Extension of. Leave.  Mr. '��� Frank Slaugh left on  Wednesday's train for Salmon  Arm where it is his intention  to immediately open a model  genl's furnishing osrablishment:  ! During their two years residence  :-"-1 .Vl/'rritt Mr. jin'd Mrs. Slaugh  arge circle of friends,  of   whom   were   at   the  in  iurmtd a  many  ���,<*���_,....���._  Al. A.4-..M. "j  ft  III*.  * *.* V.   W      +J-J  Sir Richard McBride and England  A bet was made recently in'the  Merritt club that, within eighteen months, Sir Richard McBride  would go to England to represent Canada as either High Crm-  missioner, or as a member of  the Empire Council that is, as  yet, in embryo. Although British Columbia as a whole, and  Yale in particular will regret the  departure from his native province of the man who has lifted  British Columbia from bankruptcy to prosperity, we are not so  provincial as to suppose that we  can keep our best from the Council Board of the Empire. Astute  Sir Richard, alive to every twist  and turn in the political game,  would, we think, act as a cold  douche on the verbosity of some  of the younger generation of Im-  ���.v"'i"c''", ���"���' o ir-> Icon o~< y.nh-  ����� wi.^i e.- j-in*. in .vliviv ��!.��l�� stii-.'i i' in' !���  luuir iu'W   lix-ad.    But we'are assured   thai  Captain Campbell, of the local  squadron of' B. C. Horse, has  applied for a six months extension of-leave. . Capt. Campbell  has been holidaying in., Ireland  and Scotland and reports as have-  ing an excellent time and fine  weather.   o  More Railroads for the Nicola   Valley  Prominent railroad engineers  surveyors and other officials have  been a plenty in  the valley during the past few weeks.      These  official visits have given  rise to  the persistent rumour that another line of railroad will shortly  be built through the valley.   The  route'indicated by those supposed  to be in the know, is from Kamloops,   via   Stump lake,   to   the  Merritt coal fields.      This   line  has been mooted for many years  and would certainly tap  a very  fertile and productive country.  There is always a very great difficulty in running these "railway  rumors"  to earth.      The chief  cause of the talking in this case  appears to be the presence in the  valley of a surveyor who has upon more than/one occasion been  pathfinder to British   Columbia  ���i'-nn-].'. p.-.c 'ht h._.h r r n.  uii'l :��� ��� 11   w'fni   u c i (  lui 'ii ii ^ v\ i. i.-  out oitlur gun or cartridges."  Andrew Hoggan Building  Andrew Hoggan has started  the excavatisns for the handsome new addition to :the buildings on Quilchena Avenue.  The basement plans, which  are-nowbeing'workedupbn, call-  for dimensions over, all of 66 x  126. The entrance to the new  building will open on Garcia and  Quilchena, practically, looking  down Quilchena AvenueV The  The ground floor plan is not yet  out of the hands of the architect. The total cost of the building, when completed next spring,  will be in the neighborhood of  five figures.   o   Trafalgar's Hero Remembered.  Last Monday the- memory of  Lord    Nelson     was     honoured  throughout   the   Empire;   and  many wreaths from many. lands  decorated the column raised to  his memory in Trafalgar Square,  London.     One   wreath,   . from  Australia,   deserves more   than  passing mention,  its inscription  reading ' 'Australia obeys Nelsons  last signal".    Our esteemed contemporary, The Province, in     re  picting the Naval  Hero,   gave  him  two arms,   two eyes   and  dressed him in Wellington boots,  inter alia, and a cavalry sword,  alas! for the knee breeches and  the dirk of the old regime.    O,  Province, wake  up, historically.  .���conn. ).i. (I    l.y    A, is.   Corbet  visitt d Merrill yesterday. onsumers  t:is :hco:,\ "v '.r'l ne^t-  Order Your Goal  NOW  Our advice to those needing coal. this winter  is to secure their supply at ONCE while the  price still remains as'-heretofore���two tons for  $10 delivered to any part of the city Coal is  sure to^rise in price and that before long.  Cash-m^t;accompany all orders or no   delivery    will  be made.  erritt Trans  f.er  THE NICOLA    A Li ��\  NEWS  PUBLISHED.1:   'ItV  FKIDAY  Subscription $2.00 :   . oar' in   advance  Six rhbntlirf $1.00  j. w. ELLIS  Manaeer  0��e dollar per inch per month tor regular advertising. Land and water notices $7.00 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising 10 words for 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates  furnished for large contract ad  ��ertisirijc.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt. BC  Phone 25.  <tiNIOW(��i^LABEL>  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  twoijcar loads of Cedar Fence Posts  and Pickets.  SPECIALLY LOW PRICES.  ^Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. Pi R. Station, Merritt.  than the lobby of an.up-coun*��� y  hotel. We know that the d< -  mand for papers on Sundays -is  large and will be supplied; cannot the management of the various hotels find a way out of the  difficulty?  New Coldwater Hotel  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  [COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  I ��������-n>  a  M. MclNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  THE   CITY  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughout.  -     Best of Furnishings.     -       -     Spacious Rooms.  Excellent.Taccommodation.     -   Well lighted tfcicvgr.<u1.  '    ��� Choice Liquors'.'and Cigars.  Special-attention   to"', commercial trade.  .    Rates $1.50. per day.�� Special Rates by the month  ANDREW HOGGAN,  HON. MARTIN BURRILL  That the   Hon. Martin  Burrill  is an efficient member for Yale-  Cariboo goes almost without saying for our  member is  one of  the few ministers at Ottawa who  have more than made good their  election, promises.    We,   in  the  Nicola Valley, do hot see quite so  much   of   our members   as  we  would, like, but any time the Minister for Agriculture pays a visit  to the.Hico.a hers quite' sure of  a warm  welcome,  not only the  good men and sycophants of his  own party, but from the ranks of  of the. opposition as  well.   At  the present time Mr. Burrill  is  making good all along the  line,  not only in Yale, but all through  the province.    We instance the  new breakwater in Victoria which  will cost a good sum.    There is  no doubt that Kamloops will be  indebted for her hew postoffice,  armoury and other federal building to the energy of our member.  Recently, a telegram came from  the - Minister    of    Agriculture  promising his active support towards having the Fernie militia  grant    transferred   to   Merritt.  There are  one or  two   things,  Dominion matters, in the valley  that are in want of an overhaul,  the first and most important being  the prompt payment of wages earned from the Dominion Government, next in importance comes  the .Government telephone service which.is not all that it shouid  be, and we may' say. reflects no  discredit "upon the. local   staff.  Although' Hon.   Mr. Burrill  has  made good generally it is in his  own .department of ...Agriculture  that he has  scored ; his - biggest  and best success/ for he has galvanized into active life and efficient service  the, Department of  Agriculture which heretofore had  been in a state of helpless lethargy.  The Domestic Troubles of Hope  Two delegations from Hope  and district travelled to Victoria  between October 1st and 4th.  One bore a "petition fathered by  the Hope Citizens' Association  and numerously signed in Hope  and along the Hope-Popcum  road. The petition was supplemented by additional complaints  which, however, were not definite. The other delegation went  to protest against the allegations  _tnd requests <f th-. first, which  included complaints against the  district road foreman, A. E.  Raab, and the district road superintendent, D. G. Sutherland,  and asked for the dismissal of  the former and that the jurisdiction of the latter should cease  at North Bend.  Mr. Thacker, who had previously complained that men who  had made charges in private, refused to make them in public,  briefly closed with the not inapt  plea that, though most of the  evidence was chaff, it might be  found to contain a little wheat.  Mr. Clark, for the defence,  reviewed the evidence on the  only relevant and important  points. He submitted that all  serious charges were already  dropped, except those of bad  judgment and neglect. No two  of the' critics of Mr. Raab's  judgment agreed among themselves, and the evidence of  neglect (Mr. Raab's- other activities had been laughed out of  court.  Mr: Napier thanked- all for  their patience, courtesy and z >al  for the public good, and adjourned the inquiry sine die.  ,w /.���<,!.,)< .1 < ;'i: < 1,  For a Licence to   I'uhenuil Use  "Wnter.  Notice is hereby given that Tho Inland Development Company, Limited,  will apply for a licence to take and use  four cubic feet per second of water out  of the South Fork of the West Fork of  Otter Creek, which flows in an easterly  direction through Crown Land nearrthe  Otter Summit and empties into the  West Fork of Otter Creek near the  Otter Summit. The water --Will;be di^  verted at a point about 500 feet from  the mouth of the South Fork; and vjill-  be used for municipal' 'purposes on the  land described as Crown land.  This notice was posted on the 27th  day of September, 1912. The application will be filed iu 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. y  The Inland Development Co.. Ltd__  '���-.''������ . Applicant.  34-38             By R.Z. Chandler, Agent;  WATER NOTICE  For   a   Licence tb Take and Use Water.  Notice is hereby given that The In-;  land Development Company, Limited,  will apply for a licence to take and use  four cubic feet per second of water out  of the South Fork of the West Fork of  Otter Creek, which flows in an easterly  direction through Crown land near the  Otter summit and empties into the  West Fork of Otter .Creek near the  Otter Summit. The water will be diverted at a point about 500 feet from  the mouth of the South fork and will  be used for power purposes on.theland'  described as Crown land.  This notice was posted oi the ground  on the  27th   day of   September, 1912.  The  application- will   be   filed   in   thi.  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.  The Inland Development Co., Ltd.  Applicant.  34-38 R. Z.-Chandler, Agent:  UNDERTAKER  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets au'd.Coffins always-on.h.md-at  --reasonable prices.   .,���  .B. PRIEST* Granit Ave. Merritt  j-*-  THE CHILDRENS DAY  Land Act  Yale Land District. District of Yale  -Take notice that James J. Warren of  Penticton, B C, occupation R;iilwa\  President. " intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands :  Commencing at a post planted on  banks of Coldwater River, about 4(  chains north of the northeast coiner of-  Lot 613, thence north 40'chains, thence  east 40 chains, thence.-south 40 chains,  thence wa>t 40 chain-! t'> point, of commencement .an 1 containing 160 acres  more or le: s.  -"';   ���    ,      \)AME3J.   WARREN.  R. Z. Ch.ii.dlei. Locator.  Dated August 23, 1912. 29-38  PROPRIETOR  Nicola Valley  -Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and; [Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  :lianufacturers of=  Strictly High Grade Delicious  sn US AGES  Fresh Fish, always on   hand.       Orders receive prom  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I.Eastwood  Manager  Last Sunday we had the pleasure of listening  to  an eloquent  sermon upon 'little  children a;.d  the   duty  of their   parents   towards them.  ���We have  not  the  privilege of knowing the preacher's name so it must suffice that  he  preached  in   the  Church  of  Saint   Paul   in   Kamloops- city.  The  text  was  taken  from   the  second chapter of Exodus: "Take  this child away, and nurse'it for  me, and I will give thy  wages."  The text is part of the story of  TiheTfirTdihgof tl^iMaWlaw^giver  of   Israel   by   the daughter   of  Pharaoh, and is in itself a beautiful story for children,   but-the  point that  the  teacher laboured  to   impress   upon   his   audience  was   that as  we  bring up our  children so shall we reap our reward both in this sphere and another, brighter  by  far.    In this  our active and bustling western  life most of  us  have our work  cut out to feed and  clothe our  little ones; and in. the  strenuous  hustle for bread, we  are apt  to  forget,   or at least neglect, the  tiny immortal  spark  within the  tiny mortal.    Too often our' western children grow up with but  little   honour for their parents  and still less for He who created  them.    We  have ourselves seen  little   children   listening,   open-  mouthed in either store or street  to profane language which .few  seem  able or willing to hinder.  We noticed one  very reprehensible thing in jcv"amloops in  connection with children, it was that  children of tender years are allowed to remain  all  day in  the  hotel lobbies vending news-papers.     One   little   chap,    neatly  dressed in  dark blue,  was persistent in vending his wares, his  energy seemed  to us worthy of  the week day and a better field  WATER NOTICE  For a Licence to' Take and . Use ��� Water  Notice is hereby given _th��t Kettle  Valley Railway Co.. of Penticton, B.  C, will apply'for a licence to take and  use Two Cubic Feet per second of  water out of unnamed ere k which  flows ih a easterly direction through  R. Z. Chandler's homestead and empties into Lower Coquahalla L'ke i.ea'  head of lake. The water will'be di,  .verted at about 1500 feet fiom mouth  .and will be used forindustrial purpose-  on the land de^ciibed as R. Z. China  lers homestead and R;ght of Way.  This notice was posted on the grounr1  on the 15th day of ..October, 1912. The  application will be filed in the office of  the Water  Recorder  at   Ashcroft,  B.  c. ���    -  Objections may be filed with the.said  Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of' Water J Rights, Parliament  Buildings, Victoria,' B. C.  THE KETTLE VALLEY-RAILWAY  CO., Applicant,  by R.JZ: Chandler, Agen'.  LAND ACT  Yale Land District. ^- Di-trict of Yale  Take notice that I, A. W. Aliiott, ol  Victoria, B. C, occupation Uioker, intends to apnly for permission to. purchase the following'described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  north east corner of Lot   588, Yale di-  trict, ,1 hence  north  80   chaius, thence  west 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains to place   of commencement and containing 640 acres.  ALEXANDER WOOD' ALLIOTT  C. L. Betterton," Agent.  Aug 20th, 1912. 32-41   ���  W. A. of N   V-.  General Hospital  ���Willhold-Progressive-Party���from-8  to 10 p. m., and Dance from-10 to,12  p. m., Menzie's Hall, November 5th.;  Refreshments.    50c admission.  MRS.   (DR.) WILLIAMS, Secy.  LAND ACT  Yale Land District. District of Yale  Take.notice thatl, W. G. Aliiott, of  Victoria, M. C occupation act ountai.t,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands :  Commencing at a post planted at the  north-east corner of Lot 588, Yale District, _ thence north 80 chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,  thence west 8J chains to place of commencement and containing 640 acres.  WILFRID GORDON ALLIOTT  C. L.  Betterton," Agent.  August 20th, 1912. 32-41  ...    LOST  Lost���26 feet of chain on Sept.  26th. Finder will be suitably  rewarded by returning same to  Smith's big barn on Diamond  Vale Townsite.  Corporation of the City of Merritt  Voters List  The closing date for taking declarations o"f HOUSEHOLDERS AND LICENCE HOLDERS is October 31st.  Make" your   declarations    at    once,  forms may be}had-on application to the  "��� City Clerk... .'"  Declarations can be made before any  Notary Public, Justice of the Peace,  Stipendiary or Police Magistrate or the  City Clerk.     '  Property owners have till the end of  November to get their names put on  the Voters list, but it is up to the property owner to see that it is actually on  the list. Owners of Agreements of  sale must produce the written consent  of the registered owner of the property  allowing them to vote, the registered  owner cannot then qualify on that property.    ...  HARRY PRIEST,  City Clerk.  Notice to Creditors  IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE  OF JAMES POOLEY. late of Nicola in the County of "ale in the  Province of B. C, DECEASED.  Notice is hereby given that all persons having claims or demands against  the late Ja'^es Pooley who died on or  about the Twentieth day of September,  1911, at Nicola aforesaid, are required  to send by- Post prepaid or to deliver to  the undersigned, one of the Executors,  under the Will of the" said James  Pooley, their names and addresses and  full particulars in writing of their  claims and statement of their accounts  and the nature of the securities if any,  held by .them.  And Take Notice that after the  Twenty-seventh day of October, 1912,  the Executors of the said Estate will  proceed to distribute the assets of the  said deceased among the persons'- entitled thereto, having, regard only to  the claims of which they phall then  have had notice, and, that the said  Executors will not be liable for the  said Assets or any part thereof to any  person of whose claim they shall not  then have received notice. v  Dated at Nicola, BC, the 25th day  of September, 1912.   THOMAS HESLOP  Executor  Electric Restorer for Men  Phncnhnnnl restores every nerve in the buiy  Knospnonoi in ,tJ proper' tension ; restores  vim and vitality., Prcuiature!tler:iv nml all sexual  weakness averted at once. Phonphonol will  l.-ake you a new man. Price *3 a box. or two tor  SS.. Mailed to any address. Ih* Scobell tirug  Co.; St. Catharines. Ont.  n��  Qr'rA  1?.  SBgSSBBSESSSSSSKr-*     BSiC  ��%&��Lii'tUFJ&��.  As the sun holds sway among the luminaries in the firmament,'" the'diamond will ever reign as monarch among the  precious stones. Buy a flawless diamond of the first water.-  arid-ybu 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 wfeich diamonds and other  precious stones are blended'with perfect art.  -SIMPSON & CRANNA -  JEWELERS.       -  y.i  ontre  Es^blshed   1817.  Head  Off re    Montreal  ;,.Cap9tar'|y''V:  .;;. -        $16,000,000.00  Reserve andturidiyided Profits       $16,855,185.36  Savings Bank Department  (litlvrt-'Mi ulluwiil Hi current rate.**.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  '   '���'   7-      BRANCHES IN NK OLA VALLEY  MKRUITT 3VICOLA."  Vy   77 yA. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  ., .'.Nicola Agency���open on Tuopdiivs and .Pi idsi v,s <nly.   .  n..  Bai-k t" the traditions of our i'orvft thcis and emphasize the im-  portaiue ol tlehonx- to ou: prosperity, it causes thinking people  .to-Estop ard cruder.    T'rly, tl e heme is the most sacred of our  - possessions, nof'alor.e boc-ftuse ol its far-ieaching ii.fluence on our  morals, but aTo t eriiuse it is the   bulwiiik   of  our  comfort, hap-  - piri'ess and succe.'-s. Too much s-acrifice to attain a home is al-  mosfc'impo-sible..I ut the sacrifices required these days with the  high q'i:iiity of lumber we < ffer are nothing compared to those of  y ur.|��;iients. '1 l.i^ lumber is It id down at your dcor smoothly  dres ed.   kiln   diie I ,f\< d   nit n ot>tl\ to the exact size so that the  . qini-'iiijii ��f hibur i> icdue; d   in   ihe   minimum.    'Twould Furprise  ��� you how far a f��'w 1 un  ie'l dnlbus will go towards   building when  piope'ily sjieiit.    < on *��� in ind we'll talk it over.  "'Ihcie'��  No  Hacf like Home"  VAKCOUVER    LUMBER   CO'Y.  .  MERRITT, B. C."  J.rF.IWALKER^Manager.  TRY  Feed Store  .-*.'  .   We wish to inform you  that  we  have now in'  .*" -sfock at A. J.Coutlee's old stand, Baled   Hay,  Whole and Crushed Oats, Wheat, Wheat'and  "       Barley Chop, Bran and   Shorts,   Scratch Food,  Ground Shell and Mealmeal.     Right for Cash.  Brick, Lime, Cement and Plaster  O. K. TRANSFER COMPANY  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors    and    Builders  -     i MERRtTT.  B. ( .  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS  FURM5HI D.  ALL   WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CIiASS.  With many years of practical experien-c, ve arc p��-cr-r.rcc!  to. handle  any   kind   of   Building   Construe ii< n   W'oik  VOGHT STREET  WING ING,  Proprietor.  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Not only  the  best, bul  a leng  wry  rl.c.d  of  the next best.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, F.C.  The "hoienst   of ���!'* ��f, n rlwt . vie..  . lv :-^  n   I . i d  Fresh Fish,   fttfjrs Jind  V��k��'..._.I<'s.  T. HESLOP,  Prop. gBaeaffaiKffs  ��� - &_.v  Friday, October 25, 19 L2.  THE NfCOLA VALLEV NEWS  Knight YV  K. OF P.  N i i: o 1 a Vallpy  I.nrlge No. 46,  lYx-eis in I?eid's  IIall every Wod  i f.<.,i..y right ���r. S  |>; tn. A i. vipiting  I'l-ct i.rcn aif . ov-  iliul'y invited 10  attend. >���  JoSnsori, Knight W. Cranna,  C. C K. R. S  OF.  Court Nicola No.  8931 meets the 2nd  and, 4th Thursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  Room, Barwick  Block Nicola, B.  G. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.  Geo. L. Murray C. R.  H.  H. Matthews, Sec.  A.F.&AM  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the second  Tuesdayofeach  month at 8 p.  m. Soj our ring brothers cordially invited.  S. J. Solomon Fred S. Gay  y "W.'M. : Secretary.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armslrong's Store  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister nnd Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  H. R. M. Christie, B.Sr., li.C.L.S.  P. J. Dnwson, B.Sc, D.L.s:. B.C.L.S  C. P. Heywood. B.Sc. B.C.L.S.  Christie, Dawson  & Hey wood  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch        -       Ashcroft, B. C.  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  Burning. Stumps���a .new Way ..  Professor .Spa i !������ s off he Univ-  ersity of Sonii'lo has shown considerable ubili y .-iiiel nvre ingvn-  uvty   in . h-'s  latest d vie v.for xlii-  nl'lit'C:   'farm'eis   and -.others   to  -e;.(]   y  ��-h :;��� their lands of   tree  ?.!uti;p��-.    T!...s system is   known  .-���s   the . exterior char-fiit system  of  pre-heated  air:     Ir.   hns  the  merit  of  novelty and considerable efficiency  is  claiir.u'l  for it.  It may be operated in  any  soil  and at any time   wi'.'h'put.  the  stumps waiting to dry ou!-. . The  mode of operation  follows:    A  trench   one   foot. deep" at   the  stump and four feet long is dug  from the base of the stump sloping gradually to the surface.    In  this trench is laid a six inch Cast  iron   pipe of the same  length.  Into this is put a smaller one two  inches in "diameter and  ten  feet  long.    Connected  with the larger pipe by a Y is  pipe forming a smokestack.    A  fire is built at the end  nearest  the stump.    After the fire is well  started care  is  taken  to cover  both pipes and fire with'soil, excluding all  air except^ which is  drawn   through  the small pipe  to the point of combustion.  This  pipe is made very hot by the accelerated draught and heats the  air in  the. surrounding pipe before it reaches the burning   part  of the stump.    The super-heated  air liberates the gases and a very  high    temperature   is   reached.  The stump then'requires little or  no   further attention,   although  the small pipe should be  occasionally pushed farther in as the  fire    eats    its    way   into   thie  heart   of   the    stump.      It   is  estimated  that one  man   could  operate twelve stumps "and  do  his other work at the same  time  since the object is to secure slow  burning.in  order  that the combustion may be completed to the  ends  of  the roots.    The cost of  these, machines is small and that  of     operating    them     nothing.  Large   stumps,   measuring   five  feet across  may  be  burned   in  four days  at .an estimate of fifteen large stumps to an acre one  such machine will clear an  acre  in about two weeks.  Lowery Says:  Potatoes are $9 a ton at Okanagan Falls.  There are twenty automobiles  in Grand Forks.  : ��� r  Lntn straw berries . raided at  Mission City are being sold for  $6 a crate.  THE CONTINUOUS  <-an mean but one thing���that  the service it renders its cus-  lomers in.ikes for permanent  business relations.  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  This year 57.320 people visited  the New Westminister Fair, an  increase of 25,000 over l^st year.  No man who drinks oyer one  glass of liquor a day should be  allowed to steer an automobile.  This month an average of seven million bushels of grain, have  been threshed daily in the prairie  provinces. ���  During the past fiscal year Can-  a heavy iron j ada imported  2,139,844 pounds  of butter from New Zealand, and  about half the amount from the  United States.  iBANK OF TORONTO  ! with more tin n 5f> years of   con  tinuous growth ard   satisfactory  service, invili s  Savings and Business  Accounts  CAPITAL     -    -   -     -   -     $4,6u8,050  REaT   -   -   -   -    :   -   -   -   5,608,050  Incorporated 1855.  100 Branches in Canada.  MERRITT BRANCH  A.  H. B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  Easterners buy B. C. Lands.  Montreal, Oct. 19.��� Capitalists  have purchased sixteen thousand  acres of land on Willow river,  near Fort George and they intend  to hold it for a time and then  sell for agricultural purposes.  Lloyd Jones and two Montreal  banks are interested. , Jones  says they intend to make great  purchases in British Columbia  as an outlet for accumulated  capital. He has the assurance  that German and French agriculturalists will occupy the land  when put on the market.  Open Day and Night  i  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Chinese Noodles  Chicken Chop Suey.  Chinese Tea.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  Nicola  ftenitl  PIONEER  BARBERSHOP  Dickie & Norman       -- Proprietors  We guarantee you first class  work.    Razors honed.  Next  door to   Brunswick   Pool  .   ���., ��� "    ;."������    Room.  No Shooting Allowed  Anyone found trespassing on the  prsperty of-the undersigned will be  prosecuted.    By order.  ;MOIR & BOND   "  Norfolk Ranch. Fish Lake, B. C,  A Western Favorite. -"-'.���  The Family Herald and Weekly  Star of Monfrekrhaveahnounced  their-programme for 1913,  and  subscribers are to receive greater^ value than ever before, and  that is��� saying a;whole lot.    Iri  this western country,.such a paper is a great blessing.    It interests everybody. ' The hints ana  information it~ gives are  worth  hundreds of dollars in  a year.  New settlers cannot afford   to  be without snch a paper, no other  fills the bill for the West like The  Family Herald arid Weekly Star  In addition to the paper, for the  whole year each   subscriber receives a most  beautiful  dicture  entitled /'Mother's Treasures."  It is 23 by 29 inches,   all ready  for framing.    The picture alone  would  sell at two dollar bill in  any art store in big cities.    Any  home not now getting The Family   Herald   and    Weekly    Star  should give it a trial   for   1913.;  They will never regret it.   o  \  Sir Thomas Lipton Speaks Plainly  Sir   Thomas    Lipton    thinks  Concert  and Dan  Pooley's Hall  NIGOLA  FRIDAY  October 25th  v.  Plumbing    nd  Steamfittiiig  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP���Repairing of  oil kinds done.  SECOND HAND fURNr  ITURE AND  STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  -\  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba,. Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and jn a portion of  the Province of Brittfcrr Columbia, m.iy  be leased for :i term of tw.-nty-piie  years at an annual rerit.il <>l $i an  acre. Not more than '2,560 acres Will Lo  leased to one applicant.  Api'liciitinn for a lease mist be m'-.uli-  by the ;.pplic;int in pcrfon t< the A gum  or Sub-A^ent oi" the district in whLh  the rights applied for ar ��� .situated.  In surveyed territ; : y the land must  be described by sections or legal subdivisions, of sections, and in unsurveyed  territory the tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchant  able output of the mine at the rate of  five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such  returns should be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the.Secretary of the  Department of the-Interior, Ottawa,  or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W..CORY,  Deputy Ministei of rb_e Interior  N.B.���Unauthorised "publication   of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  7*f-'t.  <r-.'.-:i_ '  >\.W  y.77f-' ��� yy*m$Mi��mm! x^y m  ^Trrffijfflliiv  .vygOl!.!!!!!*'  .KHi;  jryiii  The Gursaey-Osford  nthvm  The housewife who owns a Gurney-Oxford���who  has daLy experience with it���who knows the way  it works���the economy and efficiency of it-  Gurney-Oxfcrd Enthusiast.  -is a  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.  Admission   -    50c.  y   AND COALMONT  TO  VANCOUVER  Most^Luxurious   Auto Service in  B.   C. Oer the most Picturesque  Route in. Canada.  Leaves Coalmont Tuesday, Thursday   and   Saturday,   making  connection   with   C.   P.   R.  5--vv.train for Vancouver  at Mer-  ; Titty- y"' '���."���������.'"  Leaves  Merritt   Monday,. yVed-  * -��� nesday and Friday on arrival  of train from Vancouver.  For special   rates  and  appoint-'  men ts apply  COALMONT-MERRiTT  AUTO SERVICE  J. H. Jackson,   Prop., Tulameen.  Agents: Merritt, M. Mclntyre,  Coldwater Hot-Ij.Tulameen,Tulameen Stage Co.; Coalmont, Coalmont Truck & Transfer Co.;  Princeton, A. E. Howse Co. Ltd.  that he has a chance to  win the  "Cup" if o.nly the rules on the  J American  side   are   changed to-  -l.; allow,.of fair play?   Sir Thomas  j says  that J.   P.    Morgan,   the  American financier is at the. bottom   of   the    unwillingness   of  American  yachtsmen: to . make  any change in the  existing racing  rules.    Sir Thomas  Lipton,  states    that     most    American;  yachtsmen,    while   dieposed   to;  give all comers a run, and a fair-  one  too,   for their money, fear  giving offence to the. great finan:  cier     who ���    practically     rules  America by reason  of his colos.-  sal  interests   iV   all   industries  that are large enough  for Morgan to see, financially speaking..  I have heard, says Sir Thomas  American    yachtsmen.   declare,  that J.   P.   Morgan  has ruined  American yachting and that the  American Cup is known throughput  Europe  as   the   *'Cp   that  stinks,"  .  N. V. General Hospital  The  Annual Meeting  of the subscribers to the hospital  will  be held in the City Hall on  Friday, October 25  commencing at 8 p. m., prompt,  BUSINESS.: .._  FUNERAL  DIRECTOR  AND EMBALMER  Address left with A. F. Rankine,  druggist, will receive prompt   J  attention.  N. J. BARWICK  MERRI   0 'j -. n    d NICLA  Nicola Phone No. 5.   ���  Merritt Phone No. 26.  Train leaves 12.40 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.25.  Tickets on sale to ;ill pcinls  Canada and United States.  Accommodation'rese r v ed  and complete passage book-  :ed to -any part of Great Britain or from Great Britain  to Canada. ' If sending  . for your friends purchase  your ticket here and avoid  the risk of .sending- money.  For rates and filings apply  to  She wants her friends to learn, what she knows  to be z. f^ct5 that a Gurnej-Oxfor'd Range'is "a good  housewife**; most valuable and cherished possession^ .  ThzMjrAlt Mercantile Co.  Merritt, B. C.    --���..'.  I  M  Agent  M. SHORE  licrrilf, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRGDIE  General   Passenger .Agent  r>       Vancouver, B.C.  . Directors' Report.  Glection of Board for 1913. v  A cordial welcome is given to all.  L Is interested mid should know  i abo;:t tlie wonderful  Marvel ^'"o spm?  Douche  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliable French regulator; never fails. These  pills arc exceedingly powerful in regulating the  generative portion of the female system. Refr-"  all cheap imitations.   Dr. de Van's are sold  m a box, or three for $10.  Tb* Scobell l>mg Co  Refuse  -��� ...w sold at .  Mailed to any address  St. Catharines, Ont. '  We Ye Doing It!  Doing What?  All the Job Printing in Town  ��  Askyour drngfrlst for  ii.-if "he_cnnnot supply  the  MARVXL. accept no  other, bnt send Ptamp for 111ns  trated book���nealod.  It plvca toll  particulars nnd direction)) invilnable  to ladies. WINDSOnSUPPLY CO..Windsor, Ont  General Aseuta fcr Cunatlu.  Write for the "Concrete,Book  y     -    ***'-/ r  ���  If you wani a gentlemen's Cigar  go to the  77:.  BRUNSWICK  ���  '������.-. in stock  THE "LE PREFERENCE" (Ten minutes in Havana).   La Flor Do Vallcns.  . . Our Dick. Etc.  If you like a mild ciirar try the "Bobby Burns".   Ask the doctor.  Wiliiarri MniToiYi, who uilll.o  i"e_riemiie.v(!, w.is seriously iii-  jiind iii j;n..autoniohile nccidi-n';-  has'hsul his riuht. 'eye r'niuvrdv  Lntost ailyicos st.-.io thai lhi>.  drastic act ion was ividw d  necessary in order to jiresi-rvv"  the sight oi'Lhl'oih'vr. ' '    ;  John E. Hays  Repairing     u        Shoe Shining  Clothes Cleaned and Pressed  We  have opened in the new building opposite  ; the Sunshine Theatre and we ask a share of the  patronage of th;? citizens of Merritt.  ���izi  We   will   also . buy  and  sell  second  Clothing.  hand  Shoes  and  $  '��/,  M-  |N Canada, wi,ere the wittfers are long and cold, houses must |be solidand  -i.cli ts uisuiif.,uish California bungalows, can be' permitted.    ; Canadian I  . iold, to keep warm inside when it's thirty below out-doors.-^   "  ��� ���    r    "   '  and substantial.    No  I  rut*.  ���     ging-erbread (' .   ,  homes should be built to defy wii.il :.:.d  .���y,. ..���,,.. .nMut yviien u s unity below out-doors."~v   " '  .l^plsi}'t;?a^e:-c-on'.:r��e--irfall materials, best withstands1 wind, water and cold, that itis fast becoming populrr ^���";!.  <-an:idi:m l;onie-l)uil.krs.    Concrete houses are warm in winter, requiring less coal fot h-ating ; they are c-i 1 i i  fun-.ir.er.-,- A Concrete house never needs repairs ; because, instead of decaying, it actually grows stronger v   '���  tin:r and exposure... the.elements. - "  yKRY attractive, .trchitc'ctunil effects may be obtained with Concrete,  especially for houses in the count.���  v.'.ere  the rough concrete surface harmonizes with its surroundings. . ''  gINCE it never raqyires   epair., (he fir��t u.ed in .core, of other way. around the farm, write now for our freo hot V   \\'u\t  ��,����^r ������"���d n��> :��. l��t ' home and on th. fain,:   "For  e��h  of tell, all about U.e miiins and     *e�� V  aranKnvi   ���.r^^^L                 "on. the.e purpow.   it   i.   the   be.t   m.ten.l Concrete, and describe. hund.V. .< I,   re  Uiannny other kind of home.                          ��� known. .    tical u.c. for it.   Ju.t.ay " Sei il i   - -   i.r  tor.housa-J_uild.nif.     It may alw be  ���      * Concrete around the home and on the  -     free.  ���**���  t  ^  Publicity Manager  CANADA CEMENT COMPANY LIMITED "ttiSmu:  AL  : When buying- Cement,- be sure to  .get ''CanadaContent.'' Sei that every  Itigyindharrvl bears this label. Then  you u-ill be sure of satisfaction.  ' ������'������\;:We have a free fr/>r.���.i'Z���,i  Department that will ins cr ��.'/  your questions relating to Cc.un ,  without cost or obligation. i^\^i_*.^^:^s%vcS��assS  ->���**���__& .=>5tJ.-v*!i��!i5*if ���������������*  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, October 25 1912,  DRUGGIST  Drugs  Sundries  Stationery  Tobaccos  Magazines  Lending Library  having a little comic opera all  to themselves, and have apparently taken great pains not to  get in touch with each other.  Adrianople, as in the war with  Russia in 1877, seems to be the  objective .of that fortress they  are apt to find something doing.  Many of our readers will remember the defence of Plevna and  that the30,000 Turks defending  that fortress killed an equal  number of Russians before surrendering with all the honours  of war.  Several hundred red deer are  to be brought from England  next sbring and turned loose in  British Colombia.  At the inter-provincial exhibition of boxed fruit,: British Columbia was awarded first.prize.  The trophy was a handsome silver cup valued at;!$400.  The extensive ranch at-Quilchena formerly ownedlby Raspberry Bros, has changed hands.  There are upwards of 9000 acres  of excellent range and aricultur-  al land.  -o���   There will be a meeting tonight of the subscribers to the  Nicola Valley General Hospital,  in the city Hall, at eight, p.m.  prompt. y.s  Capt. Leader was in town  mid week preparing for his trip  out to Aspen Grove to locate  a townsite for the Dominion and  Western Lands.  Tom Curnow of Spences Bridge  has shipped into the Valley several shipments of fine russet apples.  ~ Jack Johnson, Jthe boxer, no  longer can command,.if he ever  did, the respect of decent white-  men. Many of his color have  been lynched for less than what  the black brute did to the mother of a 19 year old.white girl  whom, the nigger nad enticed  from her home, For sheer effrontery commend us to the  black, who, it is stated, said,  "Oh!, some of the best white  women in Chicago ride in my  car," ������ When the mother of the  white child, for she was little  more' pleaded with Johnson to"  restore her daughter,   the brute  leered   in   her   face We, who  have been -in Africa, and men'of  the Southern States^ can well  believe what has^ been reported,  for we all know in bur hearts  that no white woman is safe in  the  vicinity   of blacks.  Rapid' Construction in evidence.  ' Moist of_the foundation of the  addition to^the Coldwater hotel  is in" place, and.-the carpenters  are rushing construction as fast  as in compatible with safety and  good work.  Father Vaughan's Advice.  "To my way of thinking there  never was a land hot ready to  give a living wage to any one  ready to give in exchange for it  an honest days work. My advice  to old country-men coming out to  Canada Is to leave your-eyeglasses and your knickerbockers at  home, and your hyper'criticisms  and your superior authority.  Put on a pair cf overalls, pull off  your coat, pull up your sleeves,  and put. your back into your  work until you are through with  it. Then instead of being all in,  and down and out, you'll come  out on top and become a useful  member of an enterprising community and not at,, all a. bad  advertisement     for     the      old  country."  Excellent .advice.your reverence, but hardly applicable to all  sailing from Britain, for in many  places in Western Canada today  whole sections of territory are  being developed and worked by  Militia Orders  Regimental Orders No. 33, by  Lieut-Colonel C. L. Flick commanding 31st Regiment,   (B.   C.  Horse).  Merritt, B. 0.,  " Oct. 25th, 1912.  Inspection of Equpment, Clothing and Arms.  The annual inspection of clothing, equipment of 31st Regiment  will be carried out by the D.   S.  A,, M, D. No. 11, approximately  on  the dates mentioned below.  Squadron leaders will arrange  to have all  clothing, arms and  equipment   in   their   respective  armouries.    Ledgers will be bal  The New Militia Man  On to the compulsory system  of Canadian Education "is to be  tacked a certain amount of military training which will, it is  hoped make young Canada take  more kindly to enlistment in the  Canadian Militia. Between  twelve and fourteen years of age  the embryo defender of his native land is to spend one hour a  day in setting up drill, running,  jumping, signalling and first aid  to the injured.  From fourteen to eighteen the  lads are to be graded as senior  cadets and are given a uniform  and also go through musketry  drill every year. _ If employed  arrangements are made that  their employers shall not dock  their salary for time spent in  drill for it is contemplated that  the employer shall be made to  aid in the national defence, not  shirk his own duty and prevent  others doing theirs has too frequently -been the case during  "past years. . ^ .'���.���'  ��� As in other countries we shall  probably find that the boys will  at first resent the military training for it will deprive them of a  certain amount of sport on half  holidays. * In order to obviate  this resentful feeling, sports and  pastimes are to be organized by  and contributed to by the government, and these sports under  the direct supervision of the senior ranks of the cadets will be  found cleaner than at present,  for today, in Canada it is mainly  win, tie or wrangle,. the latter  preponderating,  >��� When the cadet has finished  his course oft training, four years  it is proposed, he will be drafted  into the militia of his county or  of the district in which business,  takes him.  In other.lands it has been found  that little difficulty arises in getting boys to complete their term  of service. It is proposed to  practically  reserve, the govern-  the Britisher and no great songj^     ^-^ telegraph^   tele  is being, made of the matter.   As j   hones>.mail serviceg  __,   ^,  far as  the. Nicola is  concerned1 ^  native son "an d emigrant are both  putting their shoulder to. the  wheel and the wagon to which  the wheel is attached is labelled  "Canada".  War, and Rumours of War.  The censorship of news from  eitherof the belligerent forces in.  the Balkan peninsular continues  with unabated strictness. From  a general survey of the news  that has filtered through we are  of the opinion that the allies have  as yet not succeeded in locating  =the=T-urkish=mairi=body.^N-umer^  anced m pencu xo.qj��* .^ "���� ous BmM skirmishes have occur-  tion and all supporting vouchers | ^ tly resulting in the  produced.  Kamloops'    "A"    and    *'C"  anced in pencil to date of inspec-  and other  branches of the civil service to  youths and men who have completed their term of service in  the national army, A militia  book is to be given each recruit'  and naturally all employers., of  labor will ask to see the militia  record of applicants for work, y.  The System, as outlined above  will certainly render Young Can-  a3a of the future more amenable  to discipline, and deference, to  competent authority. Boys will  be boys, and the world over they  are found to band themselves  together wherever the community, Js.Jarge^enou^lLj__yj>i^^  staff, November  "B" squadron,  squadron, Nov-  squadtons and  7th and 8th.  Salmon Arm,  November 9th.  Merritt, "D"  ember 20th.  Military Books on Repayment  Books on repayment will no  longer be obtainable from District Headquarters M. O. No.  409,1912.  Charles Flick,  ��� Lieut-Colonel.  Commanding 31st Regiment. ;���  ANGLiCAN CHURCH  7   SOftday, Oct. 27th.  "^erritt���3 p.m.  :   fcicoJa���8 a.   m.  and  7.30 p.  ni. y      .,  J.Thompson,  Vicar.  777.PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Sunday, Oct. 27th, 1912.  Nicola���11 a. m.  i   Merritt-Divine Service, 7.30  2730 p.m., Sunday School.  AH  WfllcOTTiO.  R,.v   ..    A   X  >������  ���  l\.s"i\  retirement of the Turkish screen  upon the main body.  Many    bombastic     telegrams  have-  emanated    from  Grecian  sources, but these may safely be  taken with several grains of sal  for we have a lively memory of  the manner in which the Greek  army  bolted in the  last Greco-  Turkish    war.   Naturally,    our  sympathies are with the Christian  troops  and  we   profoundly  hope  that the Moslem  will be  driven   from  Europe  for good.  It is hard to say how. such a radical    charge    would    be   taken  throughout the   British   Indian  Empire; but we have reason to  think fthat  the/ Moslems  would  acquiesce rather quietly were the  Turk shouldered out of Europe.  Operations-at  the  seat of;,war  m.ust of necessity be rather, slow  for none of the state railways of  the belligerents are overburdened  with rolling stock,  and wheeled  transport for such large numbers  of men as are reported Jto be in  the field will take a deal of find-  irig.    It also appears that   the  medical service of tlie allies has  broken  down, the army service  e'nrp;* wi'l nvnhahly   he the next  X       )  .���,._.    .   f  :��� .   . -v ...���-���"-    "     > '������'    ��� "    '  one or more leaders or keen adventurous spirits, and it is proposed to take advantage of this  gregarious element in youthful  human nature.  For that quiet game  The Merritt  Pool Room  Everything in   first-  class shape.   Tables  ':' ai. >'���'.;-:'  7:Cigars, Cigarettes,  Toaccos; S ott ;  Prinks, Candies, etc.  OPPOSITE  POST OFFICE  Watch   our   blackboard   for  latest sporting news.  SID MEARON and     J  ���T:vT:::7Ar:r:rs, ?ro;-s _  i  01  Men's Fall Suits - - $11.00 to $35.00  Men's Extra Trousers - - #2.50 to $7.5^  Boys' 3-piece Suits - - $4.50 to $ 10.50  Boys' 2-piece Bloomer Suits  - 4.50 to 8.50  BoysJ Nor folk Suits_-^ i-^y^JMMM9.  Boys' Buster Suits    -    7    .    J3.50 to 8.00  v��  T.Hv'rd  mms������s&  >y.y  It?  ���)...(,r-

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