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 _2t  !  ?:   Vol; 3, No  ��%  tF  MERRITT, B. C, OCTOBER 11,  1912  Price 5 Cents  STARTLING  ;SE QUESTION  Where will I find the best assortments  Where will I find the newest styles  Where will! get the highest quality  0       Where will I find thie lowest prices  Where will I get the best fitting clothes  Is the Answer.  The reason our business is constantly increasing is  because-we give; such bier values. One satisfied  customer tells a friend. iThen he finds out and  tells some one else. That's the way .we keep  getting more and more trade. . -...-  Hundreds of'people know  from   experience  that  it. pays to trade at  F. A. [Rei'd & Co.-.' They know  ���'that we always',fiave what they   want, when they  want, it arid, ai ways in      ; -  A Little Better I Quality for  The !Mbriey Than Elsewhere  We make satisfaction sure .by guaranteeing it.  Our customers are urged to, call to our attention  any cause for dissatisfaction with pur clothes and  we consider it a privilege! to replace any imperfect or unsatisfactory garment or refund the purchase price. We carry out this policy so earnestly  and so willing that once a customer experiences  it, his permanent.patronage is assured.  IF YOU COME SIMPLY TO LOOK, YOU'LL BE JUST  |      WELCOME AS THOUGHJYOU CAME TO BUY      |  Women Farmers for Nicola  Valley.  The Dominion and Western  Lands Company contemplate  bringing out next spring a colony of women farmers. Mr.  Miller, general uianager will arrive in the valley this week to  make the final arrangements for  the feminine influx.  It is stated  that farming will  be taught by a prominent Irishman resident in  the valley and  that special inducements will be  held out to wealthy   bachelors  who may wish to apply for work  within the colony.    The  scheme  is  a  far sighted  one  from the  point of view of  the  promoting  corporation, for it is evident that  there will be a distinct  rush for  the company's lands on the pari  of the would be Benedicts of-the  province.     There   is: no   doubt  that in years to come  a grateful  people   will   want    to    raise  a  memorial to,the clan McVittie as  being instrumental in.'selling to  the. company   the    lands   upor  which the.women farmers are to  be   located.    There should also  be a memorial to the fertile brail  which originated the idea and  there can be no question that tht  thanks   of. the .community  ai  large are  due to the Dominion  arid-Western  Land  Company.to  their disinterested move  on behalf of bachelors in  general and  those of the Nicola Valley   in  particular.;  Divisioaal Point Should be Changed  Except the fact that there is a  C;  P.   R.   hotel  at North Bend  there is no other   reason   why  that  point  should be  a .railway  divisional point.   Spence's Bridg^  as the nearest main line point to  the Nicola Valley coal mine!*, has  far better claims  to railway di"s-;  tinction quite independent of the  fact that it will one  day   be  t'hn  junction   for  a  transcontinental  main line via the .Nicola Valley.  Water and money  have  made a  picturesque spot of* North B-nd,  but these   two   factors could do  quite    as    much    for    Spence's  Bridge.  HALIFAX TO  VANCOUVER  ���All Red Car Passed Through  Town on Wednesday.  ADDITION TO  COLOWATERHOT  Murdoch Mclntyre, proprietor  of the Coldwater Hotel, announced yesterday that the plans  for a new addition to his hotel  were about completed and that  the first of the week should see  actual work started, and that  just as fast as the lumber could  he put upon the ground a sufficiently large enough force of  carpenters would be ready to  rush the work to completion.  The plans call for a new wing  thirty by seventy five feet, three  stories. The ground floor will  accommodate   a   strictly   up-to-  I  I  OWN YOUR  The Diamond Vale company offers you  the^opporfoni^  on the Diamond Vale field, south of the  railway track on easy terms.  Inside Lots 50x120  Road Improvements in the Valley  At Nicola the government road  gang has certainly improved the  highway   between   Merritt   and  Nicola,   when the work is finished it will be an object lesson in  road   making  to all  the  upper  country.    Considerable improvement has also been made in  the  vicinity of the 34 mile post,   this  was the most dangerous portion  of the Spence's  Bridge road and  the widening of  the roadpast  the rocky bluffs is an  excellent  piece of work.    The mud puddle  in front of  the  Austin ranch is  being gravelled and made' decently passable.  Finger Posts in the Woods  Of late motorists   and  others  have pointed out that a distinct  aid to making one'sway through  the   Upper   Country   would   be  the  placing , of_;finger-posts   at,  points'- wneJire two"or more* sroads  connect.    Quite recently, a party  of seven, proceeding to Nicola,  got astray at the Lazy L ranch on  the Mamette lake road, and eventually found themseves at Coutlee  late in  the day and still  eight  miles from their destination.    A  very frequent occurrence is for  settlers from the south, desirous  of getting to the Cariboo  road  via Mamette Lake, to over-shoot  the Mamette Lake road at Shulus  and not find out their mistake  until arrival at Lower   Nicola.  Finger-posts would obviate these  mistakes and do a great deal towards making our country popular with   motorists   and  classes of tourists.  COLDWATER HOTEL  dale barbel- siiop lcp.ctu with  every modern acessory to the  tonsorial art; this floor will also  contain - modern sample" rooms  -fitted with. eve.��i^accommodation  for salesmen. On the second,  and third floors there will be  thirty spacious   bedrooms  -T.W. Wilby,: pathfinder for  the All-red Canadian highway,  arrived in Merrittf rom Princeton  at 1.30 Thursday afternoon.  The driver of the car was F. V.  Haney and the car a Reo. :'Mr.  Wilby was piloted to Princeton  by road superintendent Turner.  H. S. Clearby piloted the all-red  car as far as Spences Bridge  where his place will be taken by  Road Superintendent D. G. Sutherland who will pilot therrar.ro  the confines of his district. . The  car was piloted in from Princeton by Mr. Thomas.  Mr. Wilby expects to have a reception in New Westminster that  will possibly rival that-tendered  toH. R. H. the Governor-General:  The start from Halifax was made  on August 27th so that the journey across Canada as far ! as  Merritt has occupied but 44 days_  The all-red car came over the  Crows Nestpass, over, which will  eventually run the B. C. part of  the Canadian Highway,'  In looking over the car one-was  at once struck by the fact that  accidents are provided for by  means of a quarer inch wire rope-  arid a steelbiock that wil f "stand  hard wear. :  The car was carrying Princeton   .  flags when it arrived but these  were soon superseded by enthusiastic citizens of Merritt,- the ���  car left town with Merritt flags  flying fore and aft.  With the coming of the path-  finding all-red car' the Canadian .  Highway is assured-and Merritt  is on the national road..   o ���~       -\      .  Want  the  Name Changed  From Cold:  \  shown in the plans there will be  no   inside" rooms,   as   the new  wing will  not be joined to the  present building except the front  on Quilchena avenue,   thus leav-  a space a few feet wide between  the two buildings giving ample  light and   good   ventilation   to  the sixty bedrooms in the house.  For the benefit and convenience  of the travelling public private  baths will  be installed in   separate suites of rooms.  The entrance to the new wing  other j wjn be accessable from the Voght  street entrance as at.present.  Coyle  TheVesidents of-Lqweiyj&cola-  vvant   the   station  o'n^the^ local'.  As I branch  at  present named ,Coylei  I    _. 1 _1i_T ���������������� * t ���. ���  -o~~ -  Corner  a  50x 8 20  If you pay cash we will reduce these  prices 10 per cent.  TITLE GUARANTEED  -���-.������ ���'... -."*���..-������-  .'"   See ���;.,,":"  Military School at Kamloops  The Militia authorities have in  contemplation the holding of a  permanent Royal School of Cavalry at Kamloops if horses . and  the necessary forage can be obtained at this point. This radical change in policy will obviate  the necessity of British Columbia  officers having to go to Winnipeg  to qualify for promotion or sub-  stantitive rank.  at the Diamond Vale Supply Co.  Britain Beats Germany  The new British battleship  Princess Royal has attained a  speed of 34 knots per hour (about 45 land miles per hour). The  best of the new German battle  cruisers can only steam 38 miles  per hour. The British fires a  broadside weighing 10,240 lbs  against a broadside of 8,300 lbs of  the Kaisers war-ship,  i iiiirimiii  A Flying Gun  The British army authorities  are experimenting with a bi-plane  of heavy type which will admit  of the mounting of a .303 Maxim  gun. The bi-plane is so con-  struefod th.it either gunner or  pilot can start or steer the plane.  The bi-plane gunn jr is entirely  screened from view wli le. working his gun.  Telephone Extension to Spence's Bridge  In the days of stage communication from Spence's Bridge to  Kamloops it was perhaps necessary and desirable for the Nicola  LValley=to=be=merely=an=adjunct  to Kamloops as far as the telephone was concerned.     To-day,  when .we have motor and railway  communication direct ;to the outer world, why should the. city of  Merritt and the Nicola   Valley  generally   be   compelled in  the  case of a breakdown in the C. P.  R. service, as happened recently,  to send telegrams via Kamloops  when a further extension of the  existing telephone line,  for under thirty miles wculd give us  communication   with   the   main  line of the C. P. R. and eventually with the Canadian Northern  at a point eighty .miles nearer  the coast. ������"; We commend the idea  to our local Sleeping Beauty, the  Merritt Board of Trade.  jLower Nicola Cut Off  ; From Saturday until Thursday  itelephonic communication wi th  the outside world was cut off as  far as Lower Nicola was concern-  "edr^TKe^wire was apparently  deliberately broken between the  Springs and Shulus. In connection with this we may say that  there appears a growing disinclination to-undertake. work for  the government telephone department and of late there have  been questionable methods resorted to in the doing of government business. The management at Kamloops does not appear to be adequate and we im-  magine that a change would be  beneficial to the service generally. .  changed to Lower Nicola.1   Lower  Nicola post office and the-village"  itself are but a quarter of a mile  from Coyle station and we think;  the change not only appropriate  but necessary.    While upon  this  subject we wish to point out the  absolutely inadequate   depot  accommodation   iu" use "'at' Coyle.  Det   depot  is  pretty   nearly   as  commodious as Merritt and was  built for  the  accomodation of a  single family   who  deserted  the  C. P. R. for ranching po that the  G.-'P. R. would not do  anything  out of the way  if  they provided  decent'....- accomodation    for    the"  forty or fifty f.(ii_:..t.s   who   now  make   use   of   the   Ivbo   bain tig  place, now'known as cold Covle.  Merritt to Naramala in One Day.  General on Tour of Inspection  General Sir lah- Hamilton has  left his command in the Mediterranean to undertake a tour of  inspection t>f British riteval and  military bases in -the Far fca_t  General Hamilton has been asked  to include the Canadian for&eS in  his-tour. -  Colony of British Fishermen  Sir George Dougty, a well  :known British member of parliament is consulting with the  Canadian Minister of Marine  and Fisheries regarding the establishment of a colony of British fishermen on the coast .of  British Columbia. This is a  counterblast to the coralling of  the B. C. fisheries by the Jap  anese.  T.   J.   Smith  praise  for  the  tween   Merritt  and   Keremeos  Mr. Smith   left  has -nothing but  auto service be-'  and Princeton,  to    Penticton.  Merritt  on   the  ��� Arthur Ash. of-Nicola, starts  on a trip to the old country on  the 18th inst. We -wish, him a  pleasant voyage and a happy  return to the valley.  Well Done Whitaker  The Nicola Farmers Institute  has a membership, of 134 and  cosh in hand to the tune of $93.-  90. During the past year the  membership of Farmers Institutes has increased from 5226 to  6167 a gain of 941.  Jackson stage at 8.30 "a.   m.   on  Wednesday  and  Princeton   was  reached at 12.40 p. m., and reach,  ed Naramata at 8.30  the  same  evening,   a  trip which formerly  took four days  to  cover  by the  old   horse   stages.     Thanks   to  good roads and good driving by  Orv;lle Barnett.    The roads were  in the best shape they  had ever  been known.    The Tweedle aut-  stage from Keremeos to Penticton is a  very popular travelling  medium as is instanced, by the  fact   that   17   passengers  were  carried through that day,    Mr.  Smith states that much railroad���,  activity is noticeable around this  section  and the railroad is being  energetically   pushed   oh    both  sides of Penticton.     The  V.   V.  & E. contracts which have .been  recently let at the summit are  also being pushed ahead.    Two  steam ?hovels are already located  between  Coalmont and the summit and others are on  the way  to the work. '      '    l  (Winnipeg, Oct.���Mr. D. H.  Walkinshaw, a Liberal worker  in the Macdonald by-election,  was arrested today at Rathwell,  Man. taken to Winnipeg and  lodged in goal. THE NICOLA  VALLEY   NEW,  Friday. October 11 15*12,  onsumers  Order Your Goal  NOW  Our ac'vice to those needing coal this winter  is to secure their supply at ONCE while the  price still remains as heretofore���two tons for  $ 10 de'ivered to any part of the city Coal is  sure to rise in price and that before long.  Cash must accompany all orders or no   delivery   will  be made.  erritt Transfer  D.. MUNRO, Proprietor. PHONE No. 17. MhRRITT. B. C.  erritt Lumber  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  Two car loads of Cedar Fence Posts  and Pickets.  SPECIALLY LOW PRICES.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  y Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  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  MclNTYRE, Prop  MERRITT, B.C.  THE   CITY  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughput.   ���'-..���-...'.���'���  Best of Furnishings.     -       -     Spacious Rooms.  Excellent;[accommodation.    -   Well lighted thior.gfccut.  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Special attention   to "/.commercial trade.  .   Rates $1.50rper day.    Special Bates by the month  ANDREW HOGGAN,  PROPRIETOR  Nicola Valley  ^Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and/Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of=  Strictly HighJGrade Delicious  SSUSAG ES  Fresh  Fish  always  on  hand.        Cheers receive prom  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  .Eastwood  Manager  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2;00 a'year  in'..advance  Six months $1.00  J. W. ELLIS  Manager  Ome dollar per inch per month far regular advertising. Land and water notices $7.00 for 60  days.   $5.00 for SC days.      .  Classified advertising 10 words for 25.cents  extra words 2 cents. ���       -   *  Special rates   furnished for large contract ad  vertisinK.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20     . Merritt.BC  Phone 25.  THE SIGN OF THE SCARLET THREAD  We are  no more saintly  than  our fellow-men.   we  do not pretend  to be exponents of moral  culture nor do we believe in stirring up  mud when there is no  object to be attained, but, as this  article will prove, there are occasions when   a newspaper has  to take to task those in temporary  authority.    Some  time ago   the  Corporation  of Merritt   applied  for, as many other���'��� corporations  have done,   an  Order-in-Council  to extend its boundaries so that  the. scarlet woman should come  under civic jurisdiction, the ostensible object being the suppression   of   the   red-light  district.  This    was    very   laudabje   and  seemed  to reflect, the excellent  moral atmosphere within the city  council.    But it appears that the  Order-in-Council   was    obtained  as a means of controlling certain  sources of revenue and there is  incontrovertible evidence to that  effect, also the staunchest adherents  of the city fathers.cannot  pretend that the Orderrih-Coun-  cil has been used for suppression.  We are aware of the fact that  other authorities in pthei; cities  have   taken   advantage   of   the  frailty and waywardness of human nature is no earthly reason  why the civic authorities of Merv  ritt   should   do   likewise.    That  the revenue from the segregated  district has been intermittent we  freely admit, but none'vthe less it  seems terrible to think that the  corporation of M^errittj,; ^the .head  of a more;or less Christian'; ^community should have  to resort to  more than questionable ��� methods  of raising cash.    Segregation  of  vice occurs in  all 'countries arid  all through the centuries and will  probably rear its grisly head for  all time to come.    We hold no  brief for or against segregation  for we are almost convinced that  legislation against it is useless.  We can only hope .for the  time  when the human animal will  develop  wings and a  diaphanous  body and flit swiftly from this  vale of tears amid.the crashing  jar of a disintegrated world.   We  should  have   naught   but. pity,  charity and help for the unfortunate children of vice; we should  remember the   compact of the  spies of Joshua: "We will deal  kindly and truly with thee"���������  men:different and pay condition  the same. It will not add to the  dignity of our chief magistrate,  when throned in the'"palatial  town hall surrounded by subordinate officials, he finds that he is  the worst paid man in the outfit.  The government official alluded  to above stated that, in his opinion, the pay of a stipendiary magistrate should not be less than  $75 per' month. And we have  the honour to concur.  THE PAY OF THE CADI   IS  SMALL  A government official was irf  Merritt a day or so ago searching  for the pay of the local Stipendiary Magistrate, it was found  at last, and when found did not  amount to a hill of beans. For  the princely? salary paid the local  stipendiary is expected to be at  the beck and call of the municipality from frosty dawn to frosty  eve and to hear and determine  cases of such ajdiversified nature  that a trio of Solomons could  scarce do justice to them and  satisfy the general public of  Merritt at one and the same  time.  We are not   concerned with  the occupant of the onerous but  unremunerative, position of civic  stipendiarySbut|arefctakingJup.the  question as one of no little public interest.    It must tbe [patent  to all that3 justice, being blind,  should be well paid^and,. wem.feel  hat it is up   to   the, city council  to see if somethirfg in the nature  of a "raise" is not possible.    We  are^aware that the..civic pocket  book��is none too welljined.but it  is not a pleasant thing.to think  that], any   magistrate is apt to  count the "pips" when jn the act  of dispensing what should be even-handed justice.    This article  is not meant to cast reflection on  anyone, we are merely showing  what could possibly happen were  The following is clipped from  "Truth", a paper published in  Vancouver, the article is cleverly written, but if we had only  known that the members of the  escort had the wealth stated we  would have touched some of the  troopers for a loan, and the  Commanding Officer of the 31st  would have probably have appealed for contributions towards  liquidating the regimental overdraft:  ROTTEN  B. C. Horse Were not Given  Proper Accommodation  While the reception of the outside dignitaries was attended to  by his Holy Worship Jimski and  a certain amount of the kowtowing was given to the visitors  within the gates of Vancouver,  there was one portion that was  overlooked and that was in connection with the B. C. Horse. The  members of the royal guard were  picked from the well-to-do classes  in the inteiior, and it was as  much in courtesy to tender them  the freedom of the city as it was  to the Duke even. When they  came.here they were put up at the  Horse Show building; their grub  was practically thrown at them  from a cheap restaurant and  when they wanted to knr w where  their sleeping quaters were, they  were given a blanket and  practically told to sleep with the  horses in the Horse Show building,    y  y  No^ most of these men belong  to good families,-and came down  here as a matter of a holiday,  each having anywhere from one  up to five hundred dollars in his  possession. Their service was  practically voluntary, and we  saw in that procession in the  Princa Albert\coais;arid-si 1 k- hats  who would not have been entitled  to associate with these members  of the B..C. Horse in oiivate life.  Yet they; were treated, while  the guests of the city of Vancouver, as if they had no more  consideration" coming "to them  than their horses had. It' the  city.had saved some money on  Jimski's gold chain by getting  a gold-filled one, they could have  treated-this B. C. Horse' in a  hospitable manner worthy of  their connection with first-class  families in the interior. We  venture to make this statement:  That had the :-Duke himself  known of the situation he certainly would have seen to it that the  troopers were properly housed.  In conversation with some of  these men who might say that  we found them thoroughly gentlemanly in their actions, and the  chances are that if the codfish  aristoeracy=of^VaneouverH:ook=a=  few lessons from these people  the next time royalty comes out  here, they, will be better able to  have a meal without the danger  of cutting their throats, let alone  the intermezzo that they played  with their soup before finally  getting it down. This is one  thing that should have been attended to, and instead of treating these civilian soldiers in such  a rotten way, they should have  seen to it that they enjoyed their  visit to Vancouver as much as  any other invited guest.  WATER NOTICE  For a Licence to-Take aud Use Water.  Notice is hereby given that The 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-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 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.  The Inland Development Co...Ltd.  Applicant.  34-38 By R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  WATER NOTICE  For   a   Licence to Take and Use Water.  Notice is hereby given that The 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 near the  Otter summit arid 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 the land  described as Crown land.  This notice was posted on the ground  on the 27th day of September, 1912.  The application will be filed in the  officeof 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.  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 oi  banks,of Coldwater -River about, 4l  chains north of'the northeast coiner o  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." WAIiREN.  R! Z.  Chandler, Loeatb)  Dated August 23, 1912.   '       29-;i8,  LAND ACT  Yale Land District.        Di trict of Yah  Take notice that I, A. W. Alliott, oi  Victoria, B. C., occupation Bioker, intends to "apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post_ plan ted at the  north east corner of Lot 588, Yale district, thence north 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains, thehce 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  LAND ACT  Yale Land Distiict. District of Yale  Take notice that I, W. G. Alliott, of  Victoria,! B. C occupation accountant,  intends tp 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 we,st 80 chains to place of commencement and containing 640 acres.  __^WILFRID GORDON ALLIOTT  CfLyBe tte r ton^A'ge n tr  August 20th, 1912. 32-41  Worth Twice Telling  A good story is going the  rounds of the London clubs:  Lloyd George was replying at a  Welsh meeting to some criticisms of the Bishop of St. Asaph.  Lloyd George was introduced to  the audience in the following  terms:���;-   .,  "Gentlemen, I haff to introduce to you to-night the member  for Carnarvon Boroughs. He  hass come here to reply to what  the Bishop of St. Asaph said  about Welsh disestablishment���  In my opinion, gentlemen, that.  Bishop of St..Asaph issone of the  biggest liars in creashon, but,  thank^ God yes, thank God���we  haff a match for him to-night.  Notice to Creditors  IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE  OF JAMES POOLEY, late of Nicola in the County of 2*1 e in the  Province of B. C, DECEASED.  Notice is hereby given that all persons having claims or demands againsl  the late James 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 shall 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.  Dated at Nicola, B C, the 25th day  of September, 1912.  THOMAS HESLOP  Executor  Electric Restorer for JVLen  Phosphonol restores every nerve ia the bojy  v in its proper tension; restores  vim and vitality. Premature dei"i v and all sexual  weakness averted at once.    Phosphonol will  $3 a box, or two ior  The Soobell Strug  i..ake you a new man.   Price (3 a box, or two ior  Ms " ~  _>5.   Mailed to any address.  Co., St. Catharines. Ont.  I  lamom  As the sun holds sway among the luminaries in^ the firmament, the diamond will ever reign as monarch- among the  precious stones. Buy a flawless diamond Of the first water  and you have an investm.ent whose value can never depreci-  "ate 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.  ontrea  Eetablshed  1817.  Head  Offce    Montreal  Capital - - - - $16,000,000.00  Reserve and Undivided Profits       $16,855,185.36  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current ratctO  A   GENERAL   BANKING  BUSINESS '1 rAM / (.1 I l>  " BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY  M13UMTT. NICOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Ni.cola Agency o.en on Tuesdn\s and Fiidays only.  OF OUR NATION CRY  Back to the traditions of our forefMheis rnd emphasize the importance of the home to cur prosperity, it causes thinking people  to stop and consider. Tiuly, the home is the most 'sacred of our  possessions, not alone because of its far-reaching influence on our  morals; but also h.ecause.it is the bulwark of our comfort, happiness and success. .Too much sacrifice to attain a home js almost impossible, but the sacrifices required these days with the  high quality of.lumber we offer are nothing compared to those of  your parents. This lumber is laid down at your door smoothly  dressed, kiln dried ad cut mostly to the exact size so that the  question of labor is reduced to the minimum. 'Twould surprise  you how far a few I u.n:reJ riollais will go towards building when  properly spent. Come in and we'll talk it over.  "There's No Place Like Home"  VANCOUVER   LUMBER   CO'Y.  MERRITT, B. C.  J. E. WALKER, Manager.  TRY  The O.K. Feed Store  We wish to inform you that we have now in  stock at A. J. Coullee's old stand, Baled Hay,  Whole and Crushed Oats, Wheat, Wheat and  Barley Chop, Bran and Shorts, Scratch Food,  .Ground Shell and Meatmeal.     Right for Cash.  Brick. Lime, Cement and Plaster  O. K. TRANSFER COMPANY  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and    Builders  ___________���__���_______________________������^���.______��______.__________________________________________.______________________________,���,���-_..-^������-���_.__.   - ,���^��|T���^^-t^,���_______,__,.  MERRITT, B. i..  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS  FURNISHED.  ALL   WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CI ASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to   handle  any   kind   of   Building   Construction   Work  VOGHT STREET  WING ING,  Proprietor.  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Not only the best, but a long  way  aherd  of the next best.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The choicest of fieef, mutinr, etc., alvajs <n hand  Fresh Fish,   Kggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP,  Prop. Friday, October 12, 1912.  TftE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  IS'  K. OF P.  Nicola Valley  Lodge No. 46,  meets in Reid's  Hall every Wed  nesday night at 8  p. m. All visiting  brethren are cordially invited to  attend.  Knight W E. Johnson, Knight W. Cranna;  C. C K. R. S  . F.  Court Nicola No.  8931 meets the 2nd  and 4thThursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  Room, Barwick  Block Nicola, B.  C. Visiting brethren   cordially   in  vited to attend.  Geo. L. Murray C. R.  H.  H. Matthews, Sec.  The Plains of Abraham Again  in  Evidence. ;  History teaches us that. Canada's destiny was settled;for a  time on the plains of Abraham,  common sense teaches us- today  that the plains of Abraham are  likely to have another say in the  destiny of a Dominion wider by  far than when Wolfe and Montcalm fought tor supremacy. We  refer to the factory on the famous plains wherein is manufac-  turedthe famous Ross rifle. .'Go  into any armoury in the Dominion and vou will find at least half  Victoria can only point to the  Malahat, Drive as a possible equal.  The various ; pathfinding motorists.state, as.one.man,.that none  of the southern highways can  compare from a motoring point of  view with our miles of well-kept  communications.  We have no wish to labour this  sudject too much, but, just for  the sake of keeping tab, run over  the names of prominent Van-j  couverites who have bought or.  built homes in the valley during  the past twelve months���tne  number will suprise you.  can mean but one <��� thing���that  the service it renders its customers makes for permanent  business relations.  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  with more than 55 years of continuous growth and satisfactory  service, invites  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  W. M. Secretary.  a dozen different patterns of the  Ross   with    as   many   different^ After the Fair  kinds of sights, these rifles are Invspiteof the fact that the see-  freely adm.tted to be first-class retary, and all concerned with the  target guns but none of the SIghts management of our fall fair, did  with  the exception  of the old their best to make it a success, it  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office  Oppoahe  A' mslrong's Slort  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  M.  L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  leaf and slide  can   be termed a  battle  sight.     The, latest  sight  is merely a box. of tricks none of  which will be utilized in the day  of battle  for most men  do  not  dwell long on their aim when the  target is armed  with  a loaded  rifle.    Go to anv old soldier and  ask him whether in  his opinion  the present rifle and sight will  stand the use and abuse of a  campaign.    We are not sure that  the    moveable   sight   protector  is of any more value from a battle  point of view than the immovable  pattern  and  we are -absolutely  sure  that firing at an   enemy  H. R. M. Christie, U.S.., H.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S.. B C.L.S  E.  P. Heywood. 5.Sc. ll.CL.S.  Christie, Dawson  & Heywood  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch        -       Ashcroft, B. C.  Harnessyand  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, lankets.  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best bf satisfaction ih all  departments. Prices are  right.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola ,     ���- rieiritf  PIONEER  BARBER SHOP  through the latest "peep" would  entail a very long operation when  carried out in the heat of.battle.  Unless the maker of the service  rifle can command expert advive  from   men   who   have   actually  served for considerable periods in  the firing line we shall  not get  much in the shape of an active  service rifle.    The average officer knows but little  of  the  rifle  and less still of conditions under  fire yet it is officers   and  target  practice men who arm us in peace  with weapons that are  likely  to  be condemned underactive   service conditions. We make the militia   department a-present of the  fact that the much-vaunted Maus?  er repeating rifle used by the Boers when they attacked and were  defeated at Spion Kop was   opposed by a..single loaded rifle   in  the very capable hands of- Thorn-  ey croft' s_. M ou n ted; jnf an try,   all  the foregoing and especially the  latter sentence goes to prove that  the gun does not matter to  such  a great  degree���it is  the  man  behind the gun.    We have been  told, as an excuse for the variety  of sights issued, that the Ross  rifle is merely in the experimental stage as.arealso.the'sigKts, we  are ready to.grant this, but why  arm the Canadian  mililia with  exD��rimental weapons?.  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.  rRBplCcTOpi  AND COALMONT  TO  VANCOUVER  Most^Luxurious   Auto Service in  B.  C. Oer the most Picturesque  Route in Canada.  Leaves Coalmont Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdny, mal.ing  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, Milnlyre,  Coldwater Hot-1; Tulameen,'.' ula-  meen Stage Co.; Coalmont, Coalmont Truck & Trans or Co.;  Princeton, A. E. Howse Co. Ltd.  Playground for Vancouver  The continued influx of monied  men of Vancouver to the  Nicola  Valley makes'jncreasingly clear  the fact that at last the outside  world and Vancouver particularly are making our valley an  intermittent   playground    during  the summer months.    In conversation   with a  prominent   Vanr  couver business man it was stated that Vancouverites are finding  that it  is not only, cheaper   to  take=a=summer=.vacation=in=the  Nicola Valley but it is also found  that the higher altitude makes a  more complete change than is at  jail possible in a trip'toCalifornia  or further south.    Children born  , and bred at sea-level  benefit to  a   tremendous   extent   from   a  , month's sojurn in the dry   bracking mountain air and  the added  fact  that  it  is  possible for the  lit tie ones to be out xjf doors  all  d:iy long for months at a srtetch  is well worthy mature  consideration,    ivlany coast business men  havo  bought considerable  land  along the line of the Valley  railroad which enables them   to get  from summer heme to office door  inside of ton hours���that is, a daylight journey   in  summer time.  There  are  sevoral    extensive  cummonjiges throughout ihe valley   which   enables   ihe  visitors  who  are  fond of equestrian   exercise to  ritlo through   miles   of  park like scenery without' let  or  hindrance.     The sl.otvkeepeis in  the valley have learnt I bar.   the\  must compete with   coast   prices  and those   fortunate  enough   to  own summer homes in tin   val lev  will find that the  cosi   of  living  is but Iii tie in excess  of  ib.it   a>  the coast.    The valley ru.ids am  those �� Mr ndn g. fjir  inland   ..it  every   way mi| enOr to iI.om-  around'-'Vancouver,  and   favoured  was  not  so.    Unless  the  management is backed by the population at large no rural  fair can  ever be a success.    The paucity  of entries at  the  fair   of- last  month  points  to  the  fact that  either interest in the fair is.wan-  ing or that some other fact,   or  facts, militates against success.  We    are    aware of   one ��� such  factor which   can   be  remedied  and which was the primary cause  of the loss of many entries from  the Upper Nicola country.    We  refer to the  crass stupidity of  the city council in  allowing the  pound-keeper to impound   range  cattle found on  ranges  immediately    oatside    Merritt.    These  ranges are, it is true,, within the  city limits, but since the city  of i  Merritt is  surrounded  upon   all  sices by  cattle ranges . would it  not be as well if the city  council  ordered their   pound-keeper   to  use a little common sense and  discretion  in  the  carrying. out  of his duties���to  our  mind  the  pound-keeper could be kept sufficiently   busy   impounding  untagged dogs, horses  and  cattle  belonging,to residents within the  city.    The pound-keeper and his  assistants   have   been  seen   to  range  cattle from  the   Murray  addition    which   seems   to . be  stretching the  letter  and  spirit  of his instructions as well as  being a source of considerable irritation and expense to the . cattle  men.    We have been  given- to  understand   that    the    Merritt  pound-keeper  has  cows  of "his'  own, so possibly his drastic action  regarding range cattle is dictated  by a desire to preserve the feed  around Merritt for his own stock,  and. not from a strict * sense of  duty.    Fairs and cattle-men  are  a direct source  of considerable  revenue to  Merritt  so   that   it  would seem that the merchants  in their own interest should see  that every possible  means are  taken -to induce entries for the  fair and all possible consideration  shown the lattle-men.  Savings and Business  Accounts  CAPITAL     --__-   -     -   -     $4,6u8,050  REST   ---   -    :   -   -   -- 5,608,050  Incorporated 1855.  100 Branches in Canada.  MERRITT BRANCH  A.  N.  B. ROGERS,    - ���    MANAGER  Open Day and Night  "Joe"  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Chinese Noodles  Chicken Chop Suey.  Chinese Tea.  Prices���the most reasonable'  in town.  r  ^.  Plumbing ^nd  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP���Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND  STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.  Kennedy & -  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  -\  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Al-  benta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of  the Province of British Columbia, may  be leased for a term of twenty-one  years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not"more than 2,560 acres will be  leased to one applicant.  Application for a 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 territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed  territory the tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for aie  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchant  able output of the mine at the rate of  five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such  returns should be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to any Agent or Sub Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W.  CORY,  Deputy Ministei of rhe Interior  N. B.���Unauthorised   publication   of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  .J  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__at8p.m.,-prompt,-  BUSINESS: '  Directors' Report.  , Glection of Board for 1913.  A cordial welcome is given to all.  FUNERAL  DIRECTOR  AND EMBALMER  Address left with A. F. Rankine,  druggist, will receive prompt  attention.  N. J. BARWICK  MERRI   TT   :r    d NICLA  Nicola Phone No. 5.  Merritt Phone No. 26.  Ever? Woman  Train leaves 12/40 daily for  ail points East and West.  Returning, leaves .J 8.25.  Tickets on salr* to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation r e s o r v ed  and complete passage bnak-  *' 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  M.  Agent  H.  M. SHORE  Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  W. BRODIE      ���  e Three Guardsmen.  The Gurney-Oxford Range is fitted with, three  devices which constantly and uncompromisingly stand  on guard ��3 ceo fch&t ti.e=fire ii always under perfect  control���that th 3 coal bill j are sheared down to the  lowe3t figure���Ch^t ihe oven is always evenly and  properly heated���thai; no clinkers obstruct the free  burning and proper ventilation of the fire.  The Gui-ney-Ecoraomizer, fitted on the smoke pipe,  is the oraly draft you have to attend to; a small lever  put up or down entirely regulates the fire. It saves'  one ton of cDal .in six. It carries little heat up the  chiinney���023.7 the esioko. Il Heeds the gases which  burn to the fire-box, and it cannot be had on any  other range th^n the Gurney-Oxford.  The Guriisy-Oxford oven is surrounded by flues  ��kat carry a*�� equal amount of heat to aTl sides.    This!  almost gaarasateeo resuifej ia cooking by providing an  oven evenly heated, wiihoiaE cold corners or variation.  The ���Gursiey-Qsx&rd Gs-aie ��3 the result of es>  . hausiivG teets to find the proper carrying surface for  the fire. -/Tho fire h-jj-abundant air to breathe, arc]  the less amount- cf c^cl burned Is ~II consumed.- .��-.,  then, tho housewife who has the " Three Guardsmen K  watchiag over he? range, will experience security"akcl-,  satisfaction in cooking that is not provided by.any  other range. . ' |      .  ���if  Tb  /?  ***i   F*  Merr-tt Mercantile  Co.  iviciriU,  B.  r  161  "3'T  General   Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliable French regulator; never fails. These  pills are exceedingly powerful in regulating the  generative portion of the female system. Refuse  all cheap imitations. Dr. de Van's are sold at  95 a box, or three lor $10. Mailed to any address  Th* Scobell Drag; Co., St. Catharines, Ont,  e  JL <L" ���  re  Doing What?  All the Job Printing in Town  is Interested and should know  about the wonderful  Marvel wii"ln8 sp��r  Douche  .  Ask your dmgplBt for   ,  it.  If he cannot supply  the  MARVJiL. accept no  other, bat send stamp for Illustrated book���sealed.   It gives ftil  particulars nnd directions invilunblo  to ladies. WINDSOR SUPPLY CO.. Windsor, Ont  Oouurul AfcntB for Cauadu.  If you warn a gentlemen's Cigar  go to  the  BRUNSWICK  in stock  THE "LE PitEKKKENCB  (Ten minutes in Hnviin.i).  Our Dick. Etc.  If you like a mild cigrar try the "Bobby Burns  La Flor De Valletta.     Savannah.  A.sk the doctor.  John E, Hays  Shoe Repairing Shoe Shining  Clothes Cleaned and Pressed  W<* h.'ivo np<riM(| in th���� now huildinv. opposite  th" ,S>inshinf�� Tli<'Mfn> and wo ask a share of the  putron-igo of th ��� oi iz-ns of Merritt.  We  will  also   buy  and   sell  second   hand  Shoes  and  Clothing.  jwrirr-iwrwr^iMn 'imii .iwwmm  walk like this  fe*  108 Canadian  farmers  will  receive cash   prizes    (twelve   in  each  Province)  in our big  1912 FARMERS' PRIZE  CONTEST  TTTE held a contest last year in which 36 prizes  were  .     '   offered.     This year there will be three times as   mai  prizes (108) and therefore three t nies as many chances for you  to win one of them.      You do not have to use a large quantity of  cement   to win   a  prize.      Many of last year's   prize-winners  used  comparatively little   cement.  'T'HE contest is divided ir.o three classes and In only        'T'HHRE will.be four   prizes  (Firs!. J50;   Second.  ���*���   one i��f these   (Class "A")   does  the amount of ���*���   S25i   Third.  SIS;    Fourth.  S10) in   each   class  ��� cement used count in, deddinc prize winners. Class  "IV is for dolnif the best concrete work (the size  makes no difference). Class "C" Is for sending in the  Iicm ami cleared description of ho�� ��ny piece of  concrete work was iloiuv  in each   Province.     Thus  you  have only   to   com  pete   with   other   farmers   in    your own   Province,  and   not  with   those  in   all  parts   of Canada.    This  j.ives  you the   best   possible   chance to   win   a S50  prize.  II  COdS NOTHING TO ENT.TR���There are absolutely no "strlncs" to this offer.     There is no entry fee or red tape to bother  with. . Ynucannot lose, because the Improvements you make of concrete in competing for tkc prizes will bc more than  ^  - woiihthcircost.    We have a book. ' What the Farmer Coil Do With Concrete," that will clve_j_Sitf_.il. the  lufi'ini; .ilmi ab'iit tlie u e of concrete you can need.     It will be sent to yuu free when you ask us for complete particu-.  irsVf I lie Prize Contest.  Ask for particulars to-day.  Just say "Send me. free, your book and full particulars of the  , 1<__2 Prize Contest." on a post card and mall It. o-day.     Address Publicity Manager,  Canada Cement Company   Limited,  503 Herald Bldg.,   Montreal THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, October 11 1912,  DRUGGIST  Drugs  Sundries  Stationery  Tobaccos  Magazines  Lending Library  Farmers! Get Busy .'.  Last year the province imported   agricultural products as follows:  $218,644 worth of Sheep.    - ���-, '  $117,860-  $487,443  $246,068  $244,976'  $471,616  $344,735  $237,674  $245,322  $255,367  Poultry.  Baconand Ham. ,  Mutton and Lamb.  Lard. . *  Eggs.  Butter.  Hayr   ���     ���  Apples. ;  Preserved Fruits.;  Thesi figures do not include' importations from other Canadian provinces.  c      Local News  ���Duck shooting on the Hamilton  range is reported as being very  good this fall.   o   The hospital and school at  Shulus is badly in need of a coat  of paint. We hope to see the  parson busy soon.  N. J. Barwick, the well known  funeral director has recently passed a course in embalming, sanitation and disinfection. N. J. B,  is up to date in all respects.  J. Menzies has finished threshing in the Lower Nicola district  and has moved his outfit to Nicola.   e ������  T.J." Smith has returned to the  valley from Summerland where  he has been inspecting his holdings in that section.  A. Ross, employed by Joe Guichon of Quilchena, had the misfortune to break his arm early in  the week. He was brought into  the General Hospital by Guichon  last Wednesday.  "'���' Delegates from the Valley will  attend the meeting of the B. C.  conservative Association, to be  held7 in Revelstoke on October  24th and 25th.  S. J. Solomon, W. M. of the  local lodge of Freemasons, has  gone down to the coast to attend  a Provincial Grand Lodge meeting,  ��� a   Our paragraph in last week's  issue '"'concerning second hand  outfits did not appfy to Kennedy  and Cunningham.   a  ��� A persistent rumour to the effect that Alex. Lucas is about to  retire is current in the valley.  None ;of the friends of the  Member for Yale believe it.  [ "'  : ^O   "  Rev." G, A. Wilson, superintendent of" Presbyterian Missions  in B. C, spent Sunday and Mon*  day of this week in this city,  leaving  by Tuesday's train for  the Okanagan.  . \.  Geo. O. Wilson, L. L. B., who  has for the past few months  been iri charge of the Presbyterian church at Coalmont arrived  at Merritt via the auto stage on  Tuesday en route for Vancouver.  - ' o 1  The Militia school at Kamloops  has been approved by the author-  ties it is expected that thirty  officers and non-commissioned  officers' will take the six weeks  course...  G. Love, well known to many  in the valley, now a resident in  Grand Forks, passed through the  valley last Sunday. In company  with Mr. Daniels of Middlesboro  he motor-cycled from Quilchena  to Merritt in forty minutes. Mr.  Love says that our local roads  are A. 1. for motoring.  It is understood that Capt.  Turner of Aspen Grove has sold  his ranch. The Southern B. G.  Lands and Mines Limited, .represented the purchasers.".- The  considerationdid not transpire.  His Royal HighnessV Appreciation   '  We haive pleasure in publishing the following:       '���',.-'       j  From D. S. A., M. D.. No. Ill  To 0. C, 31st Regiment, (B'.  C. Horse). "  Sir,���I am directed by the  District Officer Commanding to  communicate to you the following  extract from a letter received  from the Military Secretary to  H. R. H. the Governor-General:'  "His Royal Highness also desires me to request that you will  convey to the Officer Commanding the British Columbia'Horse  His Royal Highness's appreciation of the-smart appearance of  the escort from that Regiment  which has been several times on  duty here and at Vancouver.  I am, etc.,"'   -7 ���;.'.".."      ;  H. C. Lowther,  -..7-7.    Lieut.-Colonel.  Military Secy. ;  ANGLICAN CHURCH  Sunday, Oct. 13th.   ;"  Merritt���3 p.m.  Nicola^-7.30 p. m...     - __  .   ,...',      J. Thompsony,  "Vicar.  We are in receipt of a copy oJ  the Northern News a weekly  circulating in the Athabasca  country. It is well edited by  Jack Miller who is well known  in this valley where he pushed a  pencil for a considerable period.  Born���To Mr. and Mrs. John  Leitch, on 9th inst, a daughter.  Congratulations to the popular  Bank of Montreal messenger.  His worship, Mayor Reid, is  absent at the coast on a business  trip.  Mr. D. Munro proprietor of  the Merritt Transfer is offering  some timely advice to those heeding coal this winter. Read announcement in another column.  P.  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Sunday, Oct. 13th, J9I2.  Nicola���11 a.m.   ^    '" -\  Merritt���Divine  Servic?,  7.30  m.  2.30 p.m., Sunday School.  ��� ��� i      All welcome. ���.  Rev. J. A. Petrie,  Pastor.  CATHOLIC CHURCH ''"  :  Sunday, Oct. 20th.. ;.r  10 a. m. Mass.  2. p.m.   Catechism-.-.and  Bible  History.      ;.      ,       -.?������'  7 p.m.   Rosary   arid   Benediction. ...      -���.._-�����.,;,._-. ���; '-'.:���-  Jas. Wagner, O. M. I.  Pastor.  Sportsmen at- Quilchena are  having good times. Twenty to  thirty good sized trout and  twenty five couple of ducks as  the bag of one day is distinctly  good. ...  ���������        o  ^Kennedy the local electrician  has nearly completed his contract  for the city. Mr Kennedy will  take his present staff down to  Spences'.Bridge to install and wire  an electric plant for A. E. Clemes.  o     ���  A meeting of the Lower Nicola  and District Conservative Association will be held in the hall at  Lower Nicola at 7. 30. p.m.next  Saturday. Business of local importance will be tarisacted.  ������ o   ! W. Maclntyre, late mine host  of the Coldwater was in the  valley during the middle of the  week. Mr. Maclntyre casually  -mentioned that grapes and fresh  walnuts are plentiful in Lillooet.  Mr. and Mrs. Skirrow have taken up their residence on the Rose-  dale ranch lately bought from Bar  clay ^Bonthrone  by Messrs; Dod-  ding and sons.     Mr. Skirrow is  rivell known in Lancashire scientr  ificcircles and is in the Valley for  his4iealth. .:gg.-  ���IV. -The Nicola Lake School is fast  nearing completion and will be a  handsome architectural addition  to the little village by the Lake.  It is proposed to ask the trustees  to make . a present of the old  building to the local troop of B.  C. Horse, for purposes of drill  and storage of equipment.  Drunk, Disorderly and Incapable  D. Labiguer, a habitant of  Douglas Lake was before Stipendiary Morgan on Thursday  charged as above. After reviewing the evidence which David  did not dispute, a fine of five  dollars and costs was assessed.  Antoine Jesse Coutlie was also  fined in the same court, the damage in this case running up to  ten dollars and costs.  A general meeting of the Merritt���Middlesboro and District  Conservative Association will  be held in Menzie's Hall at 8 p.  m.", Tuesday October. 15th to  elect delegates-'-to -Provincial  Convention-'id be heid' at Revelstoke on the. 24th and 25th of  this month. .T- ���  A-.V-3. KENNEDY,    ��  .     77 -     ,   Secretary!  Lower Nicola and the Fair Prize List  Our friends in Lower Nicola  deserve to be congratulated upon the fact that they absolutely  swept the board as far as prizes  JK.ere=.co.n cerned .=^We=thin kdhat  we are correct when we say that  over fifty of the prizes awarded  at the fair found their way to  Lower Nicola. The reason for  this is not far to seek, the Nicola  valley is gradually becoming  aware of the fact that most of  the best land in Lower Nicola is  in the hands of capable farmers  who have the annual fall fair in  the tail of their eye from seed  time to harvest. Most old timers  can tell us that R. M. Woodward  has always had a good horse or  two in his stable and his neighbor Mr. Dodding generally has  something up his sleeve at fair  time. James Smith won in the  driving class with what was  practically a cayuse, but we  maintain that this win was the  fault of those who did not enter  the well bred drivers that are  known to be in the valley. In  this connection we would point  out that prizes should not be  given for under-bred stock for  the only reason for the existence  of fall fairs and similar exhibitions is to improve the breed.  LOST  Lost���26feet, of c.hdin on Sept.  26th. Finder will be'suitably  rewarded by returning same to  Smith's big. barn on Diamond  Vale Townsite. .: ..  ��� DAI  un  PRTHUPn  Elf I Rl\Cn  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets and Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices. <  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merritt  [ WANTED  Thoroughly good   plain   cook  for the N. V.   General Hospital.  State  wages  expected,   experience and references to Secretary  jHospital, Merritt, at once.  For that quiet game  try  The Merritt  Pool Room  Everything in   first-  class shape.   Tables  ��� ". ai. ";     ���'"���'  .... .   ���       ,." ���-- !  Cigars, Cigarettes^  T oaccos, Soft    *  Drinks, Candies, etc.  OPPOSITE        u  POST OFFICE      %  Watch   our   blackboard   for  latest sporting news.  SID MEARON and  FRANK BARNES, Props  and  Men's Fall Suits     -  Men's Extra Trousers  Boys' 3-piece Suits  $1100 to $35 00  ..-    #2.50 to $7.5Q  $450 to $10.50  Boys' 2-piece Bloomer Suits   - 4.50 to 8.50  Boys' Norfolk Suits  Boys' Buster Suits  4.50 to 7.50  3.50 to 8.00  Diamond Vale Supply Company  Limited  l!

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