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 THE HEWS IS EXTENSIVELY RMD IN MERRITT, NICOLA, LOWER NICOLA; CANFORD, COUTLEE, SPENCE'S BRIDGE, SAVONAS, KA^SSWr"COAL^0NT, PRINCETON A  ar  *&&  ore -4 \m  Vol. 3yNo  \'fC   <>f3>  MERRITT,. B; ayNOVEMBER 29, 1912  Price 5 Cents  Banks Defended  by Mr. Rogers  Merritt Manager of the Toronto  Institution Makes Answer to  Recent Criticisms  Powerful Influence.  to Aid the Farmers  Financiers Always Ready to Assist Interests of Agriculturalists  In different newspapers in  the West, several articles have  been puhlished recently criticising severely the Canadian Banking Systemlgandiftheir mode of  treatment in the way of making  loans to the farmer.  When asked to comment on  this state of affairs, Mr. A. N. B.  Rogers, Merritt manager for the  Bank of Toronto, said;  These articles might induce  some people to believe that the  banks are not as desirous of assisting .the farmer, who is the  backbone of the country, as they  should be.    ���  The Writers of such articles  evidently do not know very much  about the inside working of the  banking institutions or they  would realize that the farmer,  just the same as any other business man, if he is a responsible  party, with reasonable security,  has always been able to obtain  enough, credit from any bank to  carry on his achievements in agriculture.  It was found in the winding up  of business in connection with  the recent bank failures in.the  east that the loans to farmers  were all good, there being little  or .no losses, made, through .them.  WitlTfhis record and thegreat  prosperity that has extended  all. through the west on account  of the great advancement of agriculture, there is no reason for  anyone to believe otherwise than  that the financial institutions of  this country have and always  will exert a powerful influence  to further the interests of the  agricultural community from  coast to coast.  Pick of Nicola Valley Football  Players for the Benefit Game  The Nicola Valley Football 'Association on Wenesday .-night-  selected the teams to take part in,Sunday's game for the.ben-  efit of the Nicola Valley General Hospital, and they are the  pick of the players of the Valley.    The  contest  will  be on  the Diamond Vale grounds iri this city, and the kick off will  be at two o'clock sharp between the. teams following;  Red and White���goal, H. Nicol; backs, H. Hogg, D. DevineTi  half backs, W. Sharp, J, Scobbie,   J.   Fairley;  forwards, T:;'  Dryborough, R. Moody, J. Harvey, M; Easton, J. Mclnaultyy  Blues���goal, W. Thompson;  backs,   J,   Blair," W. Nelson:,  half backs, J. McKendrick, J. Strang, P. Moyes; forwards, E.  Darney. L. Dickey, A. Strang, F, Weaver, T.McMillan.   -  Reserves���goal, A. Horrocks; backs, J. Jobling J. Fairclough; half backs, D. Brown. J. Balnea ves, R.Hogg; forwards, D. Copeland, R. Cooper, W. Brown, J. "Reid, R.  Black.  Catholic Ladies  Present a Show  Under the Auspices of the Soci-'  ety Entertainment Given at  Sunshine Theater  HAYS LOSES APPEAL.  John Hays, colored, who was prosecuted by Chief Eggleshaw for frequenting a disorderly house - and sentenced  to six months in Kamloops jail by Police Magistrate J. S. Morgan, appealed his case asked that he be returned to  the city. When the chief started to  take him to Kamloops Attorney J. A.  M aughan gave notice of an appeal and  In Kamloops Attorney Mclntyre noti-  . lied the attorney general, but he refused to take action and when the matter  came before County Court Judge Swan-  ;son, the appeal was denied as having no  grounds, and Hays must serve out his  term.  Under the auspices of the  Catholic Ladies' Altar' Society,:  an entertainment by local talent  was given at the Sunshine theat-!  er on Tuesday evening. There  were two performances and the  attendance at each crowded the  house to the doors. The splendid films of the theater were  shown in connection with the local presentations. The program  follows, ;  Film; comedy act by two col:  ored men; song "Good Night j  little-Girl good nighc.'y by Mrs]  Blair Reid; film; comic song by  Police Chief J. T. Eggleshaw;,'  accompanied on the piano by Mrs:  G. H. Tutill; dance by Miss Fair-  ley, accompanied on the piano by  Peter Smith; song by Mrs. Plum,  piano, accompaniament by Mrs.1  Tutill; violin solo by Mrs. fj&ng-  staff; song by Miss Katie Mc-f  keating; song by Mrs. Grimes  who responded to an encore.  The second show began with  singing by a chorus consisting of  Mrs. Grimes, Mrs. Plum, Miss  McKeating, Mrs. Blair Reid;and  Mr. Eggleshaw.  Potatoes Going  to a High Price  Sunshine Theater is  Still Drawing Well  Superior    Quality    of-   the Up-  country Product is Actknowleg-  ed in Vancouver Market .  Potatoes justnow are fairly dear, and  Vancouver dealers say that their price  will rise considerably tn the near future.'  At present it is mounting up 10 to 15  cents at a time. Vancouver'ones, cost  from 90 cents to a $1, while the Merritt  and the Ashcroft variety, which are  eminently superior, are $1.25 or $1.50.  The fact that this vegetable, if grown  on high ground, will flourish more than,  and exceed in fructuation, the root  grown on low-lying soil, accounts for the  superiority of the Merritt and the'Ash-  croft potato.  This is why the soil of Lulu Island  and the Delta is not so conducive to  fruitfulness as is the rich mould of the  high   interior.  Tne Merritt variety is even better  than the Ashcroft, .and.yields twelve to  fifteen tons to the acre.  Mrs. Leo Muller has presented  a son to her husband.  Fine Films and excellent singing  and    Music    Compose    attractions.  The Sunshine theater is still continuing to play to capacity houses every  evening, The frequent changesof films  keep thelovers of .the moving pictures  in-entertainment-all-the-weeki=^==4=  ,\ Iwaddition to the films there is the  work of Mrs. Blanche Brenton who singing, and piano playing is a treat in itself,  Tomorrow is        . ;  The Last Day  Property Owners to  Vote Must  Produce Title Deeds or Con-   .  sent From Holders  In order to vote at the next election, Taccording to Attorney  M. L. Grimmett, owners of property must produce their title  deeds, or must get consent from  the holders of certificate of title,'  in writing, waiving their right  to vote in favor of the holder of  the agreement of sale.  Tomorrow is the last day for  making application. In all cases, it will .be necessary to make  a declaration before the city  clerk.  P. Cantlin is out of the hospital.  Before being taken-, ill he com-;  pleteda road from Crowders west  to=his-ranch=a=distaneefo��=about  six miles which gives now "a  through road open from the  Princeton road to the Coldwater.  i " ' :'���"''  For You, Mr. | Man:-  Yes sir, you're looking for comfortable underwear, that  'i'will'wear best���that is backed uy by the manufacturer's definite guarantee against shrinkage���we advise you to come to  our store right away (while our stock is complete) and buy a  couple of suits of the genuine Stanfield's Unshrinkable Underwear.  No matter if you are an indoor worker, or an outdoor  worker, we have a weight of Stanfield's that will suit you.  We have everything in Stanfield's from Silk-wool to the old  reliable Red Label and Blue Label.  SHIRTS  New. patterns in Negligee "Shirts with either  attached or separate collars, ext emely attract-  ibe. These shirts are splehdidcexamples .of the  Shirt Makingi-Art.* We.ll" fij.ti��g&zfecke_._;'g��od  full bodies and plenty of bhouldor and armhole  room. . $1.00 to $3.50.  SHOES  A.splendid   chance   for   men   to 'supply-'-.their  Winter Footwar Needs most:satisfactorily.. .  '.��{mjer]"n j.oday And. see these   big  values.\ :You  will 'be--glad"if you get your next pair here,- ���  |      , ". $3.50 to $D.OO'  JL   e    ��\p  & CO.  XM.  One More Game  > ��� ������-���   ' t :������������>-... - . ..  to Middlesboro  '?���-:���  Defeats Picked Team From Mer-  ritt and Coal. Hill by a Score   -  --.'.. of Two Goajfs to One  Fairley Proves"s^p.  excellent referee  Another'Contest to be HelcTSunday for.  The Bemefit,oFHo��pitaI  Middlesboro has won another football  game. Last Sunday that team played  the pick of those of Merritt and Coal  Hill and carried off the honors by a  score of two. to one. The game was  played, on the Middlesborogrounds,  and W7 Fairley was referee, again  showing his high ability in that line.  He had the game well in hand from  start to finish. ���    ���������..-;  A fairly large attendance was present  at the contest, which'was held for the  benefit of the champions^ in order tpbuy  them "medals to give, with the^ Simpson  and" Gemmill ��� cup. tThe game was a  Very quiet one neither ;side seeming to  get really down to business until well  on in the second, half,'jwheh Middlesboro  scored. through - Harvey. About five  minutes later Middlesboro. scored again,  this time through Mclnulty..' The play  then transferred to" the end of: the com-  osition team, and-Dickie of Merritt  scored for it.  After this the play warmed up a little,  but no more scoring iesulted.  ��� There will be a game on Sunday for  the benefit of the Nicola Valley General  hospital between Middlesboro residents  and-those of-Merritt, Coal Hill and Collettville. It will be played on the Diamond Vale grounds in Merritt.-  This City Finest  Little City  een  -Spi   .."  Theatrical; Manager V Considers  :'?Merrittani&alPJac*ftoLiye   ,  y - -_��� . n   and He May Invest Here.  ��� W..M. J&uBsen,3aaap3Eer.x��dte73m-  glers Farce Comem\Company.-which  played at Central'fjjiill this week, is also representing Stair and -Havlin, Who  are the booking agents of the leading'  popular attractions to be see in CaYiada  and the United States." They also are  the only one who can seTnd shows into  towns of this size, and'they present  drama.' musical comedy and minstrelsy.  Mr,'Russell is getting up a circuit  through from the east and is making  arrangements with the. different opera  house managers.'He will use the Central Hall here for "these: productions'  and Merritt is now assured several excellent shows the coming-year. -  These productions wil start through  from here as soon as arrangements can  be made with the Great Northern railroad, John Cort, controlling thc Shu-  bert attrctions, having cut^ Stair and  Havlin show3 off the Northern* Pacific  because he could not induce those proprietors to increase the price to a' dollar and a half, he saying that the shows  were too good for only a "dollar, hence  will come through Canada.in the future,  The completion of the,-Great North-:  ern through Merritt to -Vancouver will  From   NlCola-  Congratulation to Mr. and Mrs.  Ed.    Riley   on the  birth of a  daughter, ...?���  Dr. Tutill medical inspector of  public schools, examined the  pupils this week.  The blackboards for the new  school arrived and were placed  in position. They wait for seats  and heating apparatus.-        .  Beginning Sunday morning,  the first of December, there will  be services in the church of England, on alternate mornings and  eveniugs.  John Hunter had his hand  badly bruised this week.  E. D. Shaw of Nelson was visiting Mrs. Durland this week.  Mrs. Thomas Carrington entertained friends at afternoon tea  on Thursday last.  On Friday Mrs. Lae^wick and  Mrs. William Riley g$ve afternoon teas. '  Mrs. W. E. Potter and Miss  Dorothy went to Vancouver on  Sunday.  William Pooley and family  will move to the house pwned by  Thomas .Harris which was repaired by T. - Matthews this week.  Good Payroll Soon Here  From Large Tonnage at  Diamond Vale Collieries  Two Shifts are Being Worked, and a Third will be Put on to Meet the  Demand for Coal-Signs of Encouragement are Manifest not- Only  at the Mines, but in the Streets and in the Business Houses.  enable Canadians to see'excellent pr��-  ductioris before they are played in the  United States.  In speaking, about his trip through  Canada Mr. Russell said that by all'  events Merritt was the best of all the  smaller cities he had visited and he is  not sure that lie will not return to buy  property here. He said it is the one  place which struck him as ideal place to  live.  Great Jinglers  Company Here  Farce Comedy Company Furnisher Merritans Diversion for Two  Hours In Central Hall  The famous Jinglers farce comedy  company appeared at'Central Hall Monday evening and presented the laughable,  musical melange "The Dress Rehearsal" in two parts, introducing operative selections, dances, drama, novelties  and advanced vaudeville.  The featnre of the production was the;  Royal Hawaiian Trio. 'j  The house was well fil'ed, and all  present seemed to take the will  for the deed, and annexed two hours of  diversion.  They're all doing it now?  Doing what?  ii'l-.-'i-fr nt tho lnundry Bath?.  Lower Nicola  Mr. and .Mrs. Quenville drove  here from Coutlee and were accompanied by Wilfred and Olive  as far, as Spence's Bridge.  Messrs, Fisher and ?fa>we.paid  a flying visit to Rosediie House  on Sunday feafej.-,  John Adamaapent; several days  in Nicola onrfensinea^.  . Mrs. Gray's jolly little card  party on Friday night was very  siiccessf nl. There \yere three tables full and the competition was  .very keeny -<_."-i��-ii^  Mi&s Myrtle W��rb3ward has retained from Vancouver and is at  present visiting her sister in Merritt. '"'  "'. Harry Jackson is spending a  few days here.  , Johnnie Royle with his smiling  countenance, is in the old stand  Which keeps him busy piling up  One day what he makes the day  before.  ; Barry   Stumbles called in on  Sunday.  Clarence Woodward has gone  to Canford where has work with  the Nicola Valley Pine Lumber  Company.  The Coutlee Turkey Shoot was  well- attended both by Canford  and Lower Nicola. J. Cleasby,  Dr. Stewart, and Mr. Bierman  all bagged turkeys.   '  Mr. Kennedy was down last  week putting in the phone at  Canford..  J. Rhodes has broken camp for  the-winter_     . :  Mr. and Mrs. Connor were in  town here visiting friends last  week.  F. Woodward lost one of his  colts in the hills.  Mr. Dodding accompanied by  Dr. Skirron were in Merritt on  Tuesday.  Residents are Showing Abiding  Codf idehce in Future of City  Many Large and Handsome New Buildings Going up, and the Amount of Outside Capital Being Offered' for Local Investment, Speaks Well for the  Publicity Work Which Has Only Just Begun-Place Now Com-  ' ing Into Its Own.  Superintendent A. E. Smith, late of Ladysmith; now in charge  of the Diamond Vale colleries, is making the work go with'a swing  that soon will mean a large tonnage and a" good payroll.  Two shifts are being worked and a third will be  put on tp meet;  the demand for coal. ���  ',  Sighs of encouragement are manifest, not only around the mines, ���  but on the streets and in the business houses of Merritt.  Prices are better than at any time in the past, and the demand  for coal in the Valley at present far exceeds the supply.- - - -  Many large and handsome new buildings fin course of constuction  show the abiding confidence of her citizens in the future of Merritt  and the amount of outside capital being offered .for "local investment speaks well for the publicity work which has only just  begun  Merritt is coming into her own.  Bank Showing  is Excellent  Annual Statement of the  Montreal Institution  Remarkable  for Its Large Earnings  Great Gains Show by  the Canadian Railroads  Remarkable Buiinesi  is   displayed   for  Year by the Three Systems  Whatever the uncertainty of the  markets course for C. P. R., the company's earnings continue to show remarkable'increase. After a falling  off in'the rate of increase through the  month. of September, earnings for  October again showed big gains. Following an increase of $447,000 in the  second week of October, returns for  the third week showed a gain of $411,  000, the relative increase. being nearly  17 per cent over gross in the same week  last year. '-������'.������  ,��� Large gains are also shown by the  'Grand Trunk and the Canadian Northern  for the third week of October. Grand  Trunk's increase was large actually and  relatively^ $108,260, or over 10 per cent,  and theC. N. R^'s$102,100 or about 22  per cent. The figures, individually and  collectively, reflect ��� the phenomenal  activity of trade throughout the country as well as the* heasy movement of  western crops  The annnal statement of the Bank  of Montreal for the past year ending  October 31,-1912, is remarkable-for - its  large earnings, the net profits being  $2,518,408.76. _To this is.added $&?02-/,-l0^fag|  50 premiums on new stock , arid. $1,855,1 * *���  183.36 balance of Profit anb Loss account  brought forward from lastyear making  the huge total of $5,207,916. .62 for disposition as follows:���For quarterly dividends of 21-2 per cent, each and two  bonuses of 1 per cent, each $1,894,101.68;  amount abded to rest account $1,000,  000; amount credited to Contigent Account $1,000,000, and expenditure on  Bank premises during the year $511,000.  leaving a balance to carry forward of  $802,814.94.   ...  The strengh of this, the premier financial institution on the North American Continent is seen in the fact that  its Cash reserves and quick assets a-  mount to $113,651,121, or over 50 per  cent, of the liabilities to the public.  The capital stock of the Bank is $16,  000,000, with a Rest of the same a-  mount.  Declare Train  Went too Fast  Members of the Cononer's Jury  Also Criticises the Rules Used for Signaling   The inquest into the 'death :of-  John Arsenault, [ the brakesman  y*,-  Canford Notes  Those of the community who  are lovers of literature^jsdll-be  able shortly to satisfy their penchant since Canford has been  fortunate enough to, ^e.cujj^one  of those provincial blessings to  rural settlements, a trayeling library which will -he-installed in  the postoffice.  The remarkable weather pre-  vailidg in this locality will prove  a most encouraging factor in development. Ploughing and seeding are. progressing. Roads are  being graveled and straightened.  The Ganford saw mills with  their up to date:plant and methods are! shipping' three to four  cars of lumber daily. The logging,  camps on Spious Creek and the  Coldwater which, are a part of  hi s industry, are already sending in logs for next season's cut  which will exceed the large output of this year.  Tennis is still being indulged  in and its votaries arc to be congratulated upon the spirit they  display in connection with the  game.  From the Bank of Montreal building  to Garcia street a new sidewalk has  been put down on Quilchena avanue,  greatly improving the appearance of  that section.  A sidewalk was put in on the Garcia  street side of the city hall this week.  It might improve appearanees to remove the scraggy looking tree in front  of the fire hall.  - We, the" sworn'jury-, empannetrv  led to inquire into the circuni-^  stances .touching the   deathiiPp  John    Arsenault,    unanimously  agree that he came to his s death  at- the Nicola Valley Pine Lumber Company's   miilyard   neab  Canford, B. C, on November 21.  1912,. due to fractureof the.spine  (backbone), base and skull, arms  and ribs, and above injuries were  caused by a-freight train of logs  striking a platform and going  over the end of the railway lines  into a logging pond. carrying' deceased with theni.   . .  We are of the opinion from the  evidence adduced, that" the said  freight train was going too fast  where caution was required, and  further, that the rules fora.sign-  al train were either very defective, or in this case disregarded.  (Signed) P. G. McKenna" (fore- .  man); Samuel Gingras, H.. F_  Miles, Truman. Wilson, George  Ross, William Swanson, George  S. "Woodland, G. H. Tutill, coron  er.  ���o-  I��^I&^:)S&*___jV/  Bachelors9 Ball  Decided Success  Those of Middlesboro and Goal  Hill  Provide Entertainment  of the Highest Order  The Bachelors' Ball given by the  bachelors of Middleiboro and Coal Hill  in the Middlesboro Club room on Saturday evening last proved a decided  ���access.  The hall was beautifully decorated  for the occasion and the floor was in  evcellent condition for dancing.  The Merritt Orchestra; consisting of  Bullen, Whetton, and Smith, provided  the music which which was of the usual high order.  The excellent supper was sorved at  midoight ih the boarding house, the caterer be��ng H. Hurtibus. and was enjoyed thoroughly by the seventy guests  who sa? eown." -  The "floor was in charge'of W. Clapperton aud Blaney Hodgson who proved themselves very capable managers.  Evtras were played during the even-,  ing by Misses   Luenville and Messrs.  Danells and Simpson.        '*'  Dancing continued until about three  o'clock when everybody went home  thoroughly tired, but happy. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  ca.  ��� it  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2,00 a year  in   advance  Six months $1.00  Friday, November 29, 1912  F. W. HARTING,  J. W. ELLIS  Editor  Manager  Oae dollar per inch per month fer regular advertising-. Land and water notices $7.00 for 60  days.   $6.00 for 30 days.  Classified  advertising 110 words"'for' 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.    Special rates furnished for large contract ad  vertising. -.._���..-.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt.  Phone 25.  BC  Is The Sincerest Flattery.  We Lead and   the   others  follow.  Look at our window and  see for yourself whether  any other merchant will  give away such a prize as  we display.  Daily shipments of Confectionery give you a  guarantee of its freshness,  J. & D.  STORE  McDonald Block      Quilchena Avenue.  Merritt Lumber Yard  ', ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  T.wpr;car loads of edar Fence Posts  and Pickets.  SPECIALLY LOW PRICES.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  New Coldwater Hotel  r  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  .COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  H. McInTYRE, Prop;  MERRITT, B.C.  r  Nicola Valley  9  MERRITT'S MEN LIBELED  ���        .��� ��� i  In supporting Mayor Reid for  re-election, that pseiido newspaper, the Merritt Herald and Nicola  Valley  Advocate,   says   that  it  must   "admit"   that   there are  only one or two other men who  are   "suitable"   to ruu   for the  position.   Did the   "boiler plate"  bring the sad tidings that Merritt is in such a bad way? If not,  who told  the active manager of  the Herald,   and why should he  spread    the   libel? Does not he  know the difference between destructive and constructive newspaper publicity' as it affects the  advancement; of a community ?  Does he admit it because'he is  hankering to be "yellow" or because he thinks that such a shout  will work for the benefit bf Merritt as it goes" echoing through  the corridors wherein those who  have the city's interests at heart,  tell  of its promise, and strive to  bring here men with money, to  develop the country into a land  of still.greater prosperity? Has  he   had   so little acquaintance  with   capital -that he does not  know how easily it is frightened?  And as  long as he makes this  admission, why does not. he tell  who these   "one or, two" other  men  are? He seems not to be at  all  certain  that  there are  two  other men, so it would be a real  kindness if he would develop the  moral courage to speak out in  meeting as it were, and enlight-  en the  community which ought  to be allowed to profit from his  vision.  No one  who has met the men  whose money is responsible for  the Herald, will believe that they  hold  such an  unworthy opinion  of the many men here who with  them  worked so hard to make  this the haven of hope that it is,  and who. now are helping them  even to a still greater share of the  world's goods, but  they should  see to it that their publication is  not  the   death's head to spoil  Merritt's. feast.. Nothing except  main   strength   and   ignorance  could perpetrate such a wholesale  assassination of   reputations. It  is the duty of all to fight against  whoever or whatever is a menace,  but do it openly and above board/  but do not peddle gossip and" injure your neighbor and your city  by ruinous vaporihgs; y       Xzy: X  -Mayor Reid "ought to ' be reelected and he will be re-elected,  judged  by   the sentiment of the  people   here,    which has:been  growing stronger as time passes,  but he is going back to the city  hall=not=because=he=is^the=x)niy"  man in Merritt who is "suitable''  for the place. The mayor still is  wearing the same sized hat and  that was why he at first did not  that the ."'dope" will work?Has  not the  Herald flopped before?  "The   News   knows of no one  whom any man who has figured out conditions, will now consider,    for   every   one of these  has reached his conclusion. The  office   sought  Mayor Reid; any  "possibility'^ is ....seeking the of-:  fice despite the tbe  eternal unfitness of such a thing under  present conditions/'"  There are plenty men who are  competent and willing to serve  the city, but are hot anxious to  try to serve against public opinion and their own convictions:  The Herald had the Mayor's letter of willingness to stand again,  but held it from publication.  The Mayor says he is favorable  to the men the people up to date  have favored for Aldermen, and,  therefor, they compose his ticket.  .Merritt has men fit to be mayor or to hold any position in the  Dominion government, and the  world this time should be told  that they are so big that they  put their city before themselves  or their natural preferences. The  Herald... did rough work when it  kicked Truth in the face and gave  Merritt a black eye by declaring  that there were only one or two  [keeping with the prospects  of I  your population,   resources, and  prosperity. Tell him what a pro  mising young  city  this is and  what it may expect from the'val  ley. Explain to him how thoughtful   residents have made good  even  with only a shoestring beginning,   and  continued in safe  paths and maintained their integrity. Tell him they were not terribly burdened while they marked time.   Tell him they did not  work themselves sick and then  give all their money .to-a physician.   Tell  him that all the wonderful   things  that he can learn  about are only the prelude of the  spreading expansion to come, or  really   about to begin. Tell him  that as great as has been the progress  of the past it wiil appear  as diminutive when compared to  what will come in the immediate  future. Tell him that while there  have been many opportunities in  the past there are many greatei  in the future.  other men "suitable" to be the  chief executive here���"suitable"  to. whom, the experienced and  discriminating manager, oris it  after all a simple case of "he  didn't know it was loaded", and  that he did not mean to make  decimation appear a timid performance compared to his  slaughter ?. _,'  OPPORTUNITY IS HERE.  Merritt is one of the chosen  cities of that potential something  which we call Opportunity. We  have the fabric here, and all we  have to do is to create out ot  it what we want. Our chief lookout is to be careful of that ten-  dender thing which we speak of  as Credit. We thust keep our credit good not only as to our debts  but also as to what we have to  say about Merritt and the Nicola  Valley,   ^yy.    .  There is^plenty and then some  to tell aboufcfthis district without indulging?"!..flights of fancy.  Tell just7 th&tr.uth and you will  have "411 the argument you heed.  Of cotirse, if- you/have the inspiration .���^QVsee.whaCffhe future has  in store for this.w.6nderful terri-  tory^and .the other man has the  imagination tpyappreciate what  you know to ..becoming, then you  can do_:riiore than' by merely stating facts, andjhevwi.il profi t more  becauseyhe^wjll invest all the  more he&yily^ior��� his keen power  to see with you into the future.  And in ^investing, or inducing  some one.else tp.invest, we should  remember or prgach the principle  that what, is ddne for the good of  all will be all the better for the  individual. .We -must remember  that there are problems to be solved, and" that of ten we shall need  the help;iof all to solve them. Seldom can .one man -settle every  question.     "  Man wants companions, and,  therefore, let him be companionable. And if he be companionable  he will be able to bring much  more to Merritt and the valley  than otherwise. He also should  "r^^bel^hat7_while~iFis^welT  THE BOARD OF  TRADE  The board of trade has done t  great deal for this  city,   and ii  can do a great deal more.    It has  a great deal  more  to  do.    Th<  membership has fallen off abou  seventy-five per cent and of tha  left about seventy-five per cen  noes not attend  the meetings  Still, those  who do attend th<  meetings are ableto do a grea  deal of good as the representatives of the board which shoul<  and does carry the most weigh  with the government when any  thing is  wanted.      Instead    o  grumbling, Merrittans who woul��  like to_ see   more  done   by   th<  board of trade should join it anc  then attend every  meeting.    A  live board of trade is what ever:  city needs,   but   those  who an  doing the best they   can  wit!  what they   have should  not b<  found fault with.    There is noth  ing wrong with the board of trad,  but there is  a great deal wit.l  those who do not join  itanri  help to do  things., for the  city  Perhaps a board of trade banque  might bring about  the   neede<  enthusiasm.  THE VOGHT STREET FILL  Mr, Fred S. Gay made a fill ii  Voght street with the permissioi  of two^members of the board o'  worksV The third member wa-  not consul ted.Al though the two  members say they thought the)  were doing Mr, Gay a favor/ ii  must be considered a business  arrangement made for the benefit of the city, for it i3 not just  clear where aldermen get th(  privilege. to grant favors, or  where this privilege should begin and end. Mr, Gay should be  paid for his work if it be what the  board of works expected. If not,  he should have 'to'"fix it; if he  was slldwed to dump that unsightly rubbish there, it is for  the city to take itrout before a  damage suit results? That rubbish is a worse eyesore than the  manure and refuse decorating  other parts of the city.  Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of=  Strictly High'Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh Fish  always  on  hand.       Orders receive prcm  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  7 ���     y Manager   .'.  think that he would be called upon?, to stand again, and prepared;  to do  something for his family'  and   his   business.   But   really  there are "suitable" men in this  city���men,   who although   they  supported   the other candidate  last year, say this year that because   of the unfinished state of  the public works���improvements  which he inaugurated���he ought  to remain in  office until they  were completed because they-realized that he was in the closest  touch with what was yet to be  done,   shewing how these men  place the city's interests above  personal preference, and because  they   displayed this strength of  character,   does not mean that  they should be smeared as unfit  by a man who while saying he  is supporting Mayor Reid prints  ''there.is every possibility, of another nomination for the post."  Why doesl'not he tell, who "the  <<  'possibility '"is^orldoes'he imagine hejicanlhold'a^clubloverjthe  mayor,'or has he "a i "possibility"  he [is ;grooming;iin] the^lightlof  the   moon,   but is yet not sure  to be a good talker to help to get  men and money here, being an  accomplished speaker alone will  not carry conviction. He must  also be an accomplished thinker,  and know how to put the facts  that count before the man he  would have as his neighbor.  Do not ever let a man knock  you out of your stride by allowing him  to get away with the  statement that Merritt or Nicola  valley has about reached its run  of progress for the present and  will go back. That statement has  been made about every city every  time a man has been undecided,  or unwilling to make use of his  ; chance or had not the courage or  iforesight, to make  the most of  his opportunity.  When you meet such a man,  ju?t show him how'often men  have spoken as he does and how  often things have turned out differently. And convince him that  the end is not coming next year,-  nor the year after, nor the year  after that. A silencer must be  put on the roar of such a man's  guns. Do not let him make up  his mind without knowledge,and  when you start to teach him do  not stop until you are sure he has  gained  understanding. Argue in  BRASS BAND NEEDS  AID.  Mr. John H. Collett is working  hard these days to do something  for the Merritt Brass Band, and  he is certaily having a hard time  of=itt==The=band=deserves=aidrand  Mr. Collett   deserves praise foj  the determined way in which he  is keeping up his .efforts to win  for it the recognition it ought tc  have.     The brass  band can  dc  much to advertise Merritt provid  ed it is properly uniformed anc  it is uniforms that the band now  wants.    All you who are possessed of civic pride may  send youi  contributions to Mr. Collett or tc  Secretary Ben Barnes.  BENEFIT FORJTHE HOSPITAL  There is going to be a footbal.  game on Sunday for the benefit  of the Nicola Valley General  Hospital." It will be played on  the Diamond Vale grounds in  Merritt. " It should be well attended, for the hospital deserves  every aid and to all connected  with itis due the greatest^praise.  The institution is a blessing to  the community.  J  BUY IN MERRITT  Christmas is not faraway, and  vit is not at all too eaily to begi  10 do your shopping. As tie  Merritt stores all have excellent  stocks of Christmas goods, do  your shopping in Merritt. There  are several reasons why you  should buy your goods here, and  the chief one is that jt keeps the  money at home where it will  travel brck and aid ycu.  E YOUR WIFE A  00D WATCH  --and   see   how it wiirharmonize the J  workings of your household. .3  of^^ iew^rvf0ioShihLnk ��f a woman's watch"nierely as a!' decorative piece  ?LJf-       y'T.to be worn on festive occasions and laid awav  the "V��t   ��?  attractively priced from f IU   tO   JpoO  & CRANNA  JEWELERS.  Z~f '  Establshed 1817. Head Offce    Montreal  Capital " - -        $16,000,000.00  Reserve and Undivided Profits       $16,855,185.36  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)       '      "  GENERAL   BANKING BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY  MERRITT IVICOI.A  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.      !  Nicola Agencyfopen^on Tuesdays and Fridays only.  STORM SASH  BELIEVE US  are a mighty good investment when the chilly winds are blowing-  trom the North.    'Twould surprise you how  they  stve   the  coal  pile and add comfort to the home.    We've  got  them in single or  double lights to fit all ordinary" sized   openings  and at the  prices-  we ask for them you can save their cost in a season" or two.    Let  us   know  how  many  you  need and we'll tell you what they will  cost.       " ��� J  "There's No Place Like Home" .  VANCOUVER   LUMBER   CO'V.  MERRITT, B. C.    J- E. WALKER, Manager.  We.wish to inform you  that we  have nbw<"in;"-"^  stock 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 Meatmeal.    Right for' Cash.        '  Brick, Lime, Cement Qnd Plaster  O.K. TRANSFER COMPANY  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and    Builders  _________^___^_^_______^_^_^_^________________^^_____^_T^rM*^M^^^^WM^^^^^MM *^���������^������m^m^^g'       _'."_. ._ " __ *  MERRITT, B. L.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL   WORK   GUARANTEED [FIRST-CLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to   handle any  hind  of  Building  Construction   Work  :  NEW Y0  ^/^fjLfl  VOGHT STREET  WINGING, - Proprietor.  EXE LLENT CUISINE  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  of .the next beah-v'.. ,     ' *���  rr-it'.-'r^vl  I       ... j.  ������J.\;-  :  Metropolit&n     *"7-y77 )>y  ��� MEAI/MAifcET/y"'  _ 7 y. NICOLA, B.C./;, y ���  y   The choicest of ^Eeef, mutton, etc., al .ways on hand  '"'77-y       y^resh.Fishj: kggs and Vegetables. ....     ........    ><���  ��� 7yf:7iiEM^7^Xt>7XX^':':':  :,%i:  4:..u*;>_���-  JTOfflSSSffiii  m* Friday, November 29, 19i2_  THENICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Or ftp. any .two partners; the! suggestion is rnade: that they, open a  Joint Account with The Bank  of Toronto. '"-77'.  Having a Joint account either of the  partners may withdraw money, and in  the event of the'death of one, the  money belongs to the survivor. .''.'     /".  If interested; talk" the matter over  with any manager bf  BANK OF TORONTO  . The -Bank of Toronto' is among the  strongest and most progressive institutions of its kind in Canada.  ���112~Branches in Ontario, Quebec and  y v ���      Canada^���*���' "' -.���'  Assets        -       $57,000,000'  Capital'at Rest~$ll,000.000.  Established 1855  ^MERRITT BRANCH  A. ��. B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  Why Apostle  City Glerk Haitty Priest sends excellent Boost Article to Port-  v    land Newsjpaper'  Trusted-Himself  Becauoe   His  Life Was United With a Pow-  ei\Grearer Than His Own  Will Help to Bring'    /-. 77  "1   ttpirie'Buildersi Here  Shows Taxes are Light on   Farmers  '.    :        ���.���  Hi .        ..      ;;���- .      i ......     -  Residents.of.the City.:\;  and  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 WE. ^Johnson, Knight W. Cranna,  ;   i      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.  C. Visiting brethren   cordially   in-   subdivided  vited to attend.  Geo. L. Murray C. R.  H. H. Matthews, Sec.  A.F.& A M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the seco nd  ' Tuesdayof each  month at 8 p.  m.   Sojourn-  ng brothers cordially invited.  S. J. Solomon _.        Fred S. Gay -  W. M. Secretary.  i. 0. 0. F.  Pittiko Lodge No. 13      y  Meets every Tuesday evening in Oddfellows Hall, Vogtt'Street.  Visiting brethren cordially invited.  W. K. i.HYSLOP," "W.-"'CLAPPERTON  "Noblei Grand. Secretary  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong's Store  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  M. Lr    GR|MrfETT, LL.g  Barrister aad Solicitor]  NoUrr Public  Solicitorfor the Bank of Montreal  PIONEER  BARBERSHOP  Dickie & Norman        - Proprietors  We guarantee you first class  work.   Razors honed.  Next door to   Brunswick   Pool  Room.  H.-R.-MrChTistieyBTScVBTCjysT-"~  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S., B.C.L.S  E. P. Heywood_iB.Sc. B.C.L.S.           .  .  i  Christie, Dawson  & Hey wood  . Civil; Engineers      "  tion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Outside /publicity' is whkt Merritt  needs more than; anything, else) and it  got some In Poatland, Oregon,"one of  the greatest cities of the Pacific coast,  through City Clerk Harry Priest's article in the Single Tax Broachef. Some  of what the Portland papsr printed follows:  Taxing-land'values orily.and exempting  improvements - from, taxation was  understood from tha first talk of incorporation to'be the policy.:that would be  pursued  by tne  city;,   and it surprises  me now, on reviewing the various public meetings that I cannot recall a single argument advanced in "favor of the  old system or against thlrnew one, especially as the subject appears to be a  debatable  one and land value taxation  meets with strenous-opposition'on your  side of, the line; ��� ] ",".���_ ;   ;���;...      -..'': - V .  The  city  comtrises   1,650: acres. ;of  which about 300 acres is" bench land and  of no agriculturalyalueunle'ss'irrigated, thebalance- being bottom-land and  well watered. There are only two farms  in- the   city,   one of them of about 360  acres  and the Qther 200; the.'area   under .cultivation in each-case being about  half.   The balance of.'the city is mainly  a large  portion   being  in  acre'lots.  The present population is about 1;500  and the number of landholders 600."The  assessments are: Land, $675.358fim-  provements," $327,268. Tax rate: General rate, ;9 mills; debt rate; 6 mills;  school rate; 3.2 mills, making a total of  18.2, mill's. About three-quarters of the  taxes for the current year are already  paid, and no objection has yet been  made to the system of taxation". ',  The method of assessing is to take the  actn'al market Value of the lan'd.'l'n the  business sectipn this is "enhanced, of  course, by revenue producing power  of the location; but the, price a purchaser is willing to'pay'must of necessity  be the guide to value, whether in a  business or a residential'district.-   '  We find jfthat considerable building's  have, been erected since improvements  ^^Y6..^��6"^^6���!?*.^^ t'ax,esp'ecially  dwelling houses. The system encourages  workingmen' to own their own homes.  I don't see how a farmer could be  put out of business, by the land.value  tax unless"- he^persisted In farming a  parcel of land that was worth considerably more money for purposes other  than farming.  If taxes are on land values only, any  purchaser will figure out what taxes  he is likely to pay, what the land will  produce, and make his price accordingly; and so will the assessor if he doe's  his work properly. ������     ���>   .'        ��  We have" $2,500 houses on $400 lots,  $3,000 lots vacant; but gradually conditions are changing,-valuable locations  are being occupied by substantial buildings, there being no incentive to put a  cheap building on'-a valuableiot. Prices  in the best residential districts are advancing, and as better .class .houses increase the land a'ssmeht will automati-'  cally advance to keep pace with the  market price. ", ' , '  By "market price" I do not mean a  fancy price that an individual owner  may ask.  . Single tax does not benefit the '.'big  fellow" at the expense of the "littfe  fellow." We have a considerable number of small home'owners.'the lots be-  ingassessed at about $2e<\ the tax'am-  ounting==to___.$3_.64;^the^improvements  "I have learned in'whichever state I  am, therewith to be content." These  words furnirhed the theme of a sermon  for the -Rfev. J_ A. Petrie in the Presbyterian church. This letter was among  the last of those written by Paul. After a long and lustrous ministry he has  _b.e?P^rouffht a prisoner to Rome, but  the circumstances cannot avail to lessen his enthusiasm or banish the spirit  of ��� calmness "'and serenity that always  characterized him;  This  is not, the expression of a slug-  grad in tbe expression of a listiess and  and   supine    indifference   to outward  conditions.  .It   is   not   uttered by one  who  has  outlived his hope and ceased  to take any interest in life and has accordingly, given- up  all  effort-for his  further advancement or improvement.  The  Apostle was not one of the disappointed multitude who are '���_ itting by  the  poisoned springs of life waiting to  be   freed  from the strife." There is a  passive and and also an active contentment. The one is the rejection of effort  and the other ic found in effort rightlv  directed. The one is stationary, the ot-  eer  steadily and unceasingly progress  ive.' The one is merely the suppression  of ambition, the other is found in har.  mbnious delevopment of all the powers  and faculties of human nature.  The  word,, translated "content" occurs only in ?his passage and has a far  wider significance. Paul's life was the  self-contained    in;"self-sufficient  life.  He had learnad the value and necessity  of self reliance. This^in itselfjis an exceptional  virtue.   It is easy enough to  assume    an    attitude  of indifference  which   is   only anotherjname for pride  or 7 boastful   and arrogant superiority.  Paul  trusted  himself  because his life  was  unitedjwithra'power greater than  his   own. In hirn'indiffence of outward  support was combined with dependence  on   an ; inward - spirit. THeTwas humble  yet! possessed of a fund of irresistible  strength.   "I canjdo'ali things through  Christ who'strengthened me."  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  "..- -1  Open Day and Night  Nicola  fierritt  LAND ACT  Yale Land District.    .   ' District of Yale.  Take notice that Gahr Pederson Myren of Otter  Valley. B. C, occupation rancher, intends to aD-  ply for permission to purchase the following described land: ���   . '���  Commencing at a post planted 20 chains North  of the South East corner of Lot 288, thence  South 20 chains, thence East 20 chains, thence  north 20 chains, thence West 20 chains to point  of commencement and containing 40 acres more  or less. - _,  GAHR PEDERSON MYREN.  Date, November 4"th, 1912.     '"'  LAND ACT  Yale Land District.       District of Yale  - Take notice that I,' A. W. Aliiott, of  Victoria, B. C, occupation Broker, 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  west 80"chains; thence" south 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains to place 'of commencement and containing 640 acres.  ���  ALEXANDER .WOOD ALLIOTT  1 C. L. Betterton, Agent.  - Aug 20th, 1912. 32-41  LAND ACT  Branch  Ashcroft, B. C.  UNDERTAKER  IND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Jaskets a��d Coffiha_talw.ays on hand at  reasonable- prices.  . PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merritt  :mas  calendars  may be-anywhere from $400 to $1,500'  The "big fellow" wants three or four  lots in a better district, where ..the. lots  ate'assessed at, 'say, $400 a lot, he pays  on $l,2u0 against the little man's $200,  a  proportion  that would be  about the  same in the value of the improvements,  making about $1,000 for the little manjs  house and for the big fellow, say, $6,000.  Our.population is steadily increasing.  Water and electric  light systems  are  being installed by the city;: and I donot  think that an  attempt to  change  the  method of taxation would receive one  vote in  fifty.  In the near-business section, where  the value of lots is around $800, no objection has been made to the system of  taxation; improved facilities 'seem to  compensate the owner, and "he "thinks  the increased taxes not excessive. We  have had "only- three appeals against  over-assessment, and only one reduction was made, which was for $100.  Land value taxation makes public improvements easier, the class of building  will be better: and 'the ciitze'ns* better  satified. ������ ;' "   -       .      '������"'I  Yale Land District. District of Yale  Take notice that I, W. G. Aliiott, of  (Victoria, B.' C, occupation accountant,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands :  Commencing at apost 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 80 chains to place of commencement and containing 640 acres.  WTf.FRTr) r.r>T?nr>M AT.^TQrrT  Betterton, Agent  ;���  32-41  ". c: l:  August 20th, 1912.  for fthe  New Year  owmphoto on them.  with  your  P- li��  . in new styles at a vari-  ,  ;y  rices.  Postcards   of .^yourself,   family  group or yourself.  y ' .;**  G. F. Hooper  OPPOSITE SCHOOL  ,  The curling rink is almost fin-  inished.  WATER NOTICE  For a Licence to Take and U��e   Water  Notice is hereby  given' that 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  cretk which  flows in a  easterly direction  through  R. Z. Chandler's  homestead  and  empties into Lower Coquahalla Lake near  head of lake.   The  water  will  be diverted at about 1500 feet from  mouth  and will be used fon-industrial purposes  on the land described as R.   Z.  Chandlers homestead and Right <Jf Way.  This "notice was postefTbnthe ground  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  Compt-  roler   of   Water' Rights,' Parliament  ! Buildings, Victoria, B. C.  rTHE KETTLE VALLEY RAILWAY  ,    '        . CO., Applicant.  by R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  ;���!���  They're all doing it'now  ,     .  Doing what?,  Bathing ati.the laundry Baths,  0bv de Yan!s iRerriale Sufis'  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. do Van's are sold at  *B * box. or three lor $10. Mailed to any address  _he Svubell i>ruy Co., Gt. iullmrlncj; Out  FOR SALE  Thoroughbred Airedale puppies  for sale. Dogs $15, bitches $10.  Apply E.'Conant. Dot. B. C.  Electric. Restorer tor. men  Phosphonol restores every nerve in the bo.ty  ���    i-to its proper tension; restores  vim and vitality. Premature dcrny nnd nil sexual  weakness averted at once. Fhoaphonol will  i..ake you a new man. Trice JU a box. or two for  i>5. Mailed to any address. Tho Seouoll Drug  Co., St. Cr.tlirrliics. Ont.  The anniversary of the Presbyterian church will be celebrated on Sunday, December 8th'and  the Rev. David James of Vancouver, will officiate, assisted by  the pastor, the Rev. J. A. Petrie.  The next day Mr. James will  deliver a lecture on * 'From London to Edinburgh on Foot" being a description of a trip taken  by himself, There will be music  and refreshments.  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Chinese Noodles  Chicken Chop Suey.  Chinese Tea.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  Is interested and piiould know  i about tbe wonderful  Marvel w^"r.g sPray  Douche  ��BkTl��.nr droK^Bt for   .  Ir ���K,,!��,..S?nnot supply -��  the  MABVJiL, accept no  fi.J 5ut,B0��d stamp for lllns-  trated book-Bealed. ft gives full  S^5.nlaS55i.dlrect,ons Invaluable          QUILCHENA AVENUE  �����������-,.   _���New,y established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.' .      .    Spacious Booms  Excelient.aecorn.nodation. Weil Kghted Zugiout  Choice Liquors^and Cigars.  R��t SP|^n atte?ti0n 0to^commerciaLtrade.  Rates $1.50 per day.    Special Rates by the month    "  ANDREW HOGGAN  PROPRIETOR '  The News is $2 per Year in Advance.  _\^E obtain skins from  nine different parts  of the  world,   for  the  various" styles of  J~bWNES  Gloves  ��� from. France to  Siberia,,  from Spain to South America.".  But no matter where they,  -come   from,   if   the   name  Fownes   appears, on-the  glove, you may know that  the   leather   was   selected,  cut arid sewed by experts.  The result :  A  gentleman's   glove   in  appearance ;  An   economical   glove   in  durability.  Sold by good stores     jj&U$&  everywhere���never Jfl^^fk  under any other name f|Wifi��..l  than Fownes. ^^sm^Ks/'  -v   ritt-^J-  "���!'    '-3   r   ���>   .  t -  x^m^aij  ^u?  Men's Fall Suits - - $11.00 to $35.00  Men's Extra Trousers - - $2.50 to $7.50  Boys' 3-piece Suits - -' $4.50 to $10.50  Boys' 2-piece Bloomer Suits  - 4.50 to 8.50  l-vft  5   -t  Boys' Norfolk Suits  Boys' Buster Suits  4.50 to 7.50  3.50 to 8.00  _:.. i  The Diamond Vale Supply  Limited  zmn N  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, November 29, 1912  DRUGGIST  Drugs  'Medicines-  Sundries  Stationery  Tobaccos  Magazines  Lending Library  No Barrier in  Heart of God  The Rev.   C.   F.   Connor  Tells  Abous the Work of Christ and  the Opposition He Met  Rev C. F. Connor, in the Methodist  church on Sunday night took for his  text "take my yoke upon you and learn  of me for I am weak and lowly in heart  and ye shall find rest unto your souls  for my yoke is easy and my burden is  light"��� Jesus. ]  He said in part; The context from  which this passage is taken seems to  make Christ a man of contradictions.  He saw growing opposition to himself  andhis work, and yet be rejoiced.  He rejoiced in that tho they would  have none of Him, He had all things  for them; and tho they" raised barriers,  there was no barrier 'iff- the heart of  God.    " '  ��� In this setting He pours out His heart  in tender appeal.    "Come unto me and  Iwillrestyou".    He seems to lose sight  of all else ;in His  realization of  their  great need!    He saw their burdens  as  yokes about their necks.  1.   The Yoke of Rome which  galled a  high spirited people.   Yet He saw that-  even a successful struggle "against Rome  would not give them rest-  2.' The Yoke of Law which only made  thier burden heavier.    In their bondage  to the letter of law they killed the Spirit,  and found no rest.  3. The Yoke of Sin. AJ1 efforts to  rid themselves of sin by the only meth-  odsthey knew were;futile, and the more  infense.^hej. earning,, the heavier be-  came~its'burdfen'. 7 ^ r ,7  i. _" Goriditiohs.today are much-the same.  Even an attempt to live by the Golden  RuIeTdoes notbring restrbecause of conscious" f ailures>'The very-bestof earth  ia weak somewhere.   To pattern  these  meaiis inevitable disappointment.  5. u Some are trying (perhaps almost  unconsciously) to efface thier manhood.  As the prodigal they are in far country  bf extravagance, intemperance, profanity, vice, riotous living. Consience  stifled,' riot follows, and ruin results.  But the law of our being stands firm  "Whatsoever a man soweth tha/i shall  he also reap", Andit is an awful thing  when God writes "Finished" across the  page of any man's life. "Turn ye, for  why will ye die?".  6. Some seek solace in the intoxicating  cup. Troubles multiply to the man who  takes upon him this yoke  for  the  day  7. Only one yoke is easier. This is  the universal testimony of those who  have put themselves in the way of finding out. Jesus calls it "My Yoke".  To do the will of God is very satisfactory, for it means living in harmony with  the laws of our being. Not licence but  freedom - to grow and make progress  in the things most worth while. And  at length complete satisfaction for "I  shall be satisfied when I awake in .thy  likeness".  CANADIAN  Western Lines  Vest or Revelstoke  Train leaves 12.40 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.25.  r Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation reserved  and complete passage book-.  ed to any part of Great Brit-  '������ ain;or from Great Britain  ' to Canada. If sending  ' for -your friends purchase  .. your ticket Here and avoid  the risk of sending money,  t '".'..'"  For rates and sailings apply  to ;  Aid Asked for  the Hospital  Mrs. Dr. Williams Reminds ladies  the Work is for Good of Entire Nicola Valley       .v  Mrs Dr Williams, secretary. of  the Ladies Auxiliary of the Nicdla  Valley General Hospital, has issued the following:  The Ladies' Auxiliary of the  Nicola Valley General Hospital  will hold their regular meeting  on Monday. December 3rd at  three o' clock in the afternoon at  the home of Mrs. D. Williams.  We beg to remind ALL the  ladies of valley that their assistance in this good work, which is  for the general welfare of the entire valley, is solicited, *  Local News  G.   B.    Armstrong   has   just  returned from a trip to the coast.  Captain Moore: was here to inspect the B. C. Horse, but he  made no inspection as the officer  he sougnt was absent.       !��_=S  Albert. Jones, C. P. R. coal  inspector, and Mrs. Jones haveJ  gone to California for. the winter  for Mrs, Johe^' health. Gerald  Hall will be in Mri Jones' place  while he is away,  Chief of Police Eggleshaw  makes a good suggestion from  practical experience that there  ought be some way devised to attach horses speedily to the fire  engines.  William Andrews has gone to  Vernon because of the illness of  his sister, there.  The sidewalks on Qtilchena  and Coldwaier avenues will be  repaired soon,  *w��49��vw  Stanley Hill, baritone, will, appear at  Sunshine thearer tomorrow and Monday.  B. Bewley, one of the oldtimers of the  Valley is in town from Kelowna. He  has been employed for the last six  months with the BI P. Little Connection company who have large contracts  in that districts putting in irrigation  systems. He isgoing to leave tomorrow  for. Victoria where Mrs. Bewley  are. ,_ ..____���       ^-0��� ���  Miss Mary Gourley was married to Edward Stackhouse on  Monday morning by the Rev..,. Ji  A.. Petrie. The witnesses .'were  John W, Smith and Miss Lena  Jackson. The,,couple went on. a  trip -to Kamloops., They will "reside in this city.  '��� ��� �� -���"  Albertus Batten who went  from Saskatoon to his mother's  ranch at Nicola for-his health  two months  ago is dead there  At the, Turkey shoot in Coutlee  last Saturday the winners were  Homer Darknell. of the progressive Merritt firm of Jones and  Darknell; John Conklin, Otto  Ragsdale. and David Lindley.  -The Rev; C. F. Connor, assisted by the Rev. J. Thompson,  conducted the services at the  grave of AlbertusXBnteh at Nicola on Monday Mr. N. J, Barwick had charge of the  funeral  from consumption. He  only twenty-two years old:  -q ..  The Anglican chnrch  have alternate" ��� -morning  evening      ser vi ces  was  will  and  here after  beginning with evening' services  next'Sunday. The vicar,? the  Rev, J. Thompson, hopes She  congregation will flock up at the  evening services, _ Last Sunday  the new communion table, the  gift of a member of congregation,  was dedicated by Mr. Thompson,  Harold Greig has sold by tele,  graph' the lot on Quilchena avenue between Armstrong's store  and the McDonald block. A fine  building will be started in the  very near future.    ���  methodists have1 planned an  extention, 18 by 24 feet, to the  rear of their church as a club  and reading room for th�� yonng  men, .Ehis movement had its ini  tiation in the Epworth League  bv: the young men themselves,  and. thev are to be asaisted by  the trust eeboard and the Ladies'  Aid society. Favorable comment  is heard on the enterprise~of the  enterprise of the Methodists.  Rey, C. F. Connor in the Methodist church Sunday evening  at seven o'lock will deliver the  third address of the series "The  Church and the World's Work  ers_;'' Judged by the other ad  addresses he will have a large  audieuce,  Great Boost  for Merritt  Westminster Daily News  Gives  up Valuable Space Telling  About This City  M. M. SHORE  Aflent. :-,'.'      Merritt, 6. C.  ,: .'..''" ' Or write to  H,s/W. BRODIE  General Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  The Westminster Daily News of yesterday printed the following; 7X  New Westminister residents ;who  have not paid a visit to Merritt, B;'C.,  within the past year, would be much  surprised at the growth now evident in  Hob Jmstling four year old city. Everywhere is evident a sqirit of progress,  "and what was a few years ago nothing  more than a smali country village is  last becoming a metropolitan city. _  An entirely new waterworks system  covering-all parts of__the_city; compile  FUNERAL  DIRECTOR  AMD EMBALMER  new fire equipment; ten miles of "sidewalk and anewmodern municipal building are some of the things which have  been accomplished within the last year  and to which the citizens of Meritt  point with some pride. An electric  light plant is now being installed arid  will be operated in a short time.  Mr. Harold Greig' one of Merritt's  enterprising citizens, in another part of  this issue has an announcement which  should nave the effect of further increasing Merritt's population  and  the  value of its realty.,  ���,.. .":���-o *  The  Tillicum Whist club met  last night' in the home of Mrs.  Buothroyd, The ladier' prize was  won by Mrs. M. Mclntyre.  Miss Ruby Thomas "was absent  in Victoria attending the funeral  of her mother. Miss'Thomas is  of the teaching staff here." *  -   ��� o ���������  William Riley, an old-timer "of  Nicola, is confined to his bed with  bronchitis and intestinal trouble.  D.r." Tutill expects to "have him  around again in a few days.  o  ' "Mrs.'Harry Priest is teaching  in:the place of Miss Ruby Thomas who was away because of the  death of her mother, -'  - *      - -  Murdoch Mclntyre is back  from his recent trip, and anounc-  es that next week he will lengthen the barroom of the Coldwater  hotel out to  the alley,  and  the  room will contain billiard tables.  :.'��� --_���.,: ���������-,���   ��� ������.   ;    " ���:. ���  The death occurred on Monday  morning of the. eleventh-weeks  old baby of Mr. and jMrs.f Kirk.  The funeral was in the charge qf  By Priest, the undertaker, and  the services were conducted "by  the Rev. J7A."'Petrie on Tuesday  aftern6Qn.4yThe^buria!iwas=in  Merritt cemetery. . '  >J_- o-���       - ' ���  .^Attheir meeting last night the  Oddfellows elected officers for  the "ensuing year ,as follows:  Noble Grand, W. H. Cowan; Vice  Grand,. JDr.C.S. Williams; secretary, VJ^ Heslop; financial sec  retary-"and treasury. J'.   Simpsin  - -./v-   ��� '*-  ' A.peculiar feature of current  lumber demand in the old white  pine cectioris of the North is the  extraordinary requirement for  low, grade stock.  Grading downward has come  with the demand for box mater-  ial. -  This feature is true, not only  of. the lumber" market of the  Northern - States, "but pertains  also to that of Canada. At Toronto the demand for the lower  grades of pine is especially active  and large,1 so that there is a veritable shortage of mill culls.    X j  'The "way in which the cull lumber of the Northern .States and  .Canada is being used' up almost  to the last carload has more than1  ordinary significance. It means  thatanything in the- shape of a'  tree or log is being utilized in the  way of sawed product.  Address.left with A. F.  Rankine.  1 1 >     t  attention.  J. BARWICK  MERRITT and   .  Nicola I?hone.'No. 5.  Merritt Phone No. 26.  The infant child of W. Sherwood is dead from whooping  cough and pneumonia. The funeral will be tomorrow,  Matthew Ovington of Collett-  vile went. to Spence's Bridge on  Wednesday to meet his wife and  son on their return from a four-  months trip to their old home in  England.  ������������o .  About fifty were'in attendaceeatthe  practice dance of the Merritt Academy  in Menzies' hall on Wednesday evening.  o ;   Manager'A. N. B. Rogers, of.the  Bank of Toronto has placed its sign ih  a much more conspicious position on  the building. Those seeking a, bank  can see this" one* from a good many  more angles now.  I Some one of these days, perhaps,  the new city fire bell will^be lested to  see how far its sound will carry.  According to President Armstrong there will be a meeting  of the board of trade; next Thursday evening. How many are going to stay away?  Work is ��� progressing well  the new Collettvile bridge.  on  If you want a gentlemen's Cigar  go to the  BRUMS WICK  in stock  THE "LB PREFERENCE" (Ton minutes in Havana).   La Flor De Vallens.   Savannah.  Our Dick. Etc.  If you like a mild;ctear try the "Bobby Burns".   Ask the doctor.  "I..  .  ANGLICAN CHURCH  Sunday,-Dec. lst. ;' -  Merritt���7.30 p.m.  Nicola���10.45 a.m.  J. Thompson,  ...-. ..Vicar.  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Sunday, Dec. 1st, 1912.  Merritt���Divine Service,  P- m- ,i 1...  Lower Nicola���3.00 p. m.  2.30 p.m., Sunday School.  All welcome.  Rev. J. A. Petrie,  Pastor.  7.30  For that quiet game  try  The Merritt  Pool  Room  Everything in   first-  class shape.   Tables  Al.-.;  Ogars, Cigarettes,  Toaccos, Soft  Drinks, Candies, etc.  OPPOSITE  POST OfHCE  Watch   our   blackboard   for  -���������'��� latest sporting news.  SID MEARON and  FRANK BARNES, Prop*  LZ  T PAY *��   have  your   money   de-  iri the bank drawing  3 per cent  WHIiN YOU OHM BUY  AND IN  FOR  AND ON  BALAN  NTHLY  ���  FOR INSTATOE"Suppose ybu deposit $150 in a Bank  and leave it there for one year, wKat returns do you  get? You receive three per cent1 interest from the  bank for the use of that money for one year, whifh  means that your $150 has earned you the MAGNIFICENT SUM of $4.50 in one year. Will you get  rjch on this?  MY ARGUMENT BUy a ^ m voght Re.  serve for $150 end if you cannot grow more than  $4.50 "Bank interest for one year" worth of produce  in one year on a! Voght Reserve lot, I will give you a  clear title to the lot for nothing. Why any person  would pay you $10 for the use of the lot for one year.  j-UE.y_ni.uy_i EA^ZFVf)BJR MONEY^N THE  BANK AT 3  PER CENT. I hava only to repeat Russell Sage's worcls|  "Real Estate is an imperrishable asset ^  increasing in value." i    "  Do you realize that Business Men, Miners, Ranchers^  Railroad Men, Brokers and even Bankers are buying  lots in Voght Reserve,    THEN WHY NOT YOU.  SEE  .  Real Estate: and Financial Broker  Write me or ask for descriptive booklet about Merritt  and Vo^t Reserve.   !T$ VAJ-UABLE; TO YOU.  mss&exz


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