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 ���-*F3* ^  THE NEWS IS EXTENSIVELY RE^B IN W1ESBITT, NIOOLA, LOWER NIOOLA, GALPGBD, COUTLEE,   SPENCE'S BRIDGF5 SAVONAB,    KAMLOOPS," GOALiriuNT,'PBiiiiiF  NOV 23 J0J2    M  \  Vol. 3, No  MERRITT, B.C., NOVEMBER'22.  1912  V'LegiBlative/LHrary April  Price 5 Cents  City Council in; ���    [New Track for C. P. R.  Unique Session  Fred S; Gay Appears to Explain  His Claim and Then He Fin-."-;-  ally Withdraws it.  Matter Still Remains   -  Waiting Settlement  Argument   Made /Against   Using  oners to do Public Work.  Pris  The city council held an unusual session on Monday night  when there was much discussion,  and- one subject was not within  the province of the aldermen.  Mr. Fred S. Gay was there by  request of the council to explain  his $135 claim for the Voght  street fill,   and he finally with-  the Coming Year From  Spence's Bridge to Merritt  It was announced today that'  th<yC. P. R. will resteel next  year from Spence's Bridge to  Nicola. The appropriation for  this has been  granted,   and the  line also will be straightened;  Another large appropriation has  beer, asked for other work and it  is expected that this, too, will be  granted, for there  is  nb  longer  any doubt judged -from circumstances that Merritt is going to  be on the main line. The; work  going on or planned on the C. P.  R., G. ��� N. and Kettle Valley will  mean that there will be at least  five thousand men busy in this  neighborohood next year. This  practically confirms the information given exclusively in the  last week's News.  drew it and left the room. Then  the aldermen argued themselves  to where they had started the  meeting before. Anyone not a  real stateman could see that the  work should be paid for at some  price.  ���J., i-ui i__^___l_y___,ua  Our Guarantee  Yoar Complete Satisfaction  or Your Money Back  IT'S NOT  THE GUAR-  ANTEE  But the Quality That  Makes the Guarantee  Possible That sells Our  Clothes.  I--*.**!-.       \,   ',���<--,  ���V-    ��� r  You'll find if well worth your  while to investigate this  statement before buying  your New Suit or Overcoat.  We select the choicest fabrics from the immense woolen displays of the country's foremost clothing manufacturers.  Then we choose the very newest and best   models   over which  we have our-clothes made.  Then these fabrics we have chosen are thoroughly shrunk and  pressed���cut by hand and tailored by an army of expert workmen into garments that are as nearly perfect as it is possible to  make them.; .Splendid values, everyone, and in such a wide  range of beautiful patterns and distinctive models that you are  sure to find just what you want  Come In and try on as many as youlike.  F. A. REID  Opera House    -    -  0ne Ni*ht ��nly Mond  There was a feeling shown  that fhe board of trade should  have asked the council before it  moved into the city hall, and  the mayor said he was to blame,  but this did not settle if  At this point Aid. Irvine asked  how the board of trade came to  move into the city hall, and Mayor Reid said that when he was  informed that the board had to  leave the Coldwater hotel, and  he asked if they could move their  furniture into the city hall, he  told them they could, and then  he explained that he had forgot  to bring' the matter before the  council for official action. Mayor  Reid said he was willing to  take  any blame, and then declared that it  was up to the council to grant the board  permission to meet in the city-hall once  a month, or to refuse them. Aid. Irvine said he did not want to act'against  the board of trade, but he thought they  ought to ask make a proper request as  had the directors of the Nicola Valley  General hospital. Aid. John said that  he thought the board of trade ought to  'have the permission because they were  the-chief factor for aid.ing the city.  Mayor Reid then explained that it  was his idea that they would have the  use of the room which the band wanted  and which is now vacant 'thought that  the board- of trade should asked for  what they wanted, and Mayor Reid  said that he would attend to the matter  so the~council-could actj*��i>.~-- - --���',._.   Deferred business was the taken" up,  and the Mayor told the council that Mr:  Fred S. Gay was in the room. Mr.  Gay walked .to the council table and  askd;.  "What do you want to know, gentlemen?"  Aid, Irvine asked Mr. Gay: "Doyou  remember asking me if you could  dump?"  ._ Mr. Gay replied:  ) "I do and remember askidg you if  you would put a man to work '^to level  it and you told rne to see Mr.Gordon?"  Mr. Irvine. "You did not ask for remuneration, did you?"  Mr. Gay: "No not at that time. I  did not think you took me for a philanthropist. If you go to law you may  beat me."  Aid. Irvine objected to talk about a  philanthropist as being beside the issue,  and Mr. Gay. apologized.  Then Mr. Gay asked for a sheet of  paper and after writting on ithe handed to the City Clerk Preist, first saying. ���  "1 will give you  something   to deal  with.    My only consolation  is  that my  continued on last page.  Reid Once More  People's Choice  Announcement of    The. (Nicola  Valley News ThatlHe' is the  Man Wanted; Confirmed.  City Needs Him to   .'������;;.  Fill Another Term  Irvine,   Menzies,   Tutill, I Boyd,   Howes,  and Sherwood for Aldermen.  The People's Ticket  FOR MAYOR  Fred A.' Reid  FOR ALDERMEN  East Ward-  William Sherwood  J. P. Boyd  A. S. Howes  West Ward',  George Irvine  J. A.;Menzies  Dr. G. H. Tutill.  CHARLES GRAHAM  Great Honor is Given the  Hereos of Peace, Members  of tHe Mine Rescue Class  Nicola Valley Coal and Coke Company Holds a Smoker at Which Certificates of Competency are Awarded to Ten Men  Who Became  Proficient in the Use of the Draeger Apparatus Designed to  to Save Life.  Superintendent "of the Nicola  Valley Coal.andCoke Co, Ltd,  The Nicola. Valley News continued this week the convass it  started early last'- week to find  out whom the people of ' Merriit  wanted as their next Mayor, and  the story is the same as it was  last week:���  ' 'Let us have" Mayor Reid- for another term,and let us put himjn  by acclanation."  ' The excusive announcement of  the Nicola Valley News, is confirmed and will be more so as the  time, passes.' ���'  The News alsb tried this week  the sentiment of the'people, regarding the.situati on: as .'to the  Aldermen, and-'found that*there',  too, there was-remarkable \ early  unanimity.     ~ ,   . , - .���   . \  r  The people du_L not ''seem to  want to disguss possiible/ candidates ..who could not"by>^i_tinie  say:-that -vthey wereiSvilling*Ttbr  stand or who had not decided yet  as to the city's need.  "j And it also should be said that i  Middlesboro is  Cha mpion Team  Plays a Draw Game With Coal  Hill Which Had to Win in  Order to Obtain Cup.  Fairley ts a Referee  of no Mean Caliber  Much Credit Due Superintendent  Graham and Inspector Strahan  Affair Begins Early and Continues Late, and the  Miners of the District as  Well as Officials Have an Entertaining and Happy Evening in Paying  Taibute to Those Ready to Die That Others May Not Perish.  Horricks   Saves   What   Seems   to be a  Certain Goal by Good Work.  Middlesboro is * the football  champion, playing a draw game  with Coal Hill on Sunday on the  Middlesboro grounds. Coal Hill  had to "win to gain the championship, for Middlesboro was already appoint "'ahead ;rwhen the  last game, was called. W. Fairley  was referee;   " .  . Play~started off fast, Coal Hill  pressing very. hard. Shortly after  the beginning, Brown of Middles-  bo vo, was .ruled off for rough  ^la^;'.TJSa;^r.est".dfr^4.eaToe^was  f *��� % *,' "V_."^" *^* * -rttM^A _7s'��'_L-_,*J��!>.v'_x2t'  Brakesman-  is  ritt, B. C.  a"  ov. 25th  W. M. RUSSELL OFFERS THE FAMOUS  FARCE COMEDY COMPANY  Presenting the Laughable Musical Melange  in Two Parts   .  Crushed to Death  Introducing Comedy, Operatic Selections, Dances, Farce,  'v  Drama, Musical Novelties, Advanced Vaudeville.  Ladies Orchestra.        Special Scenery.  Prices.$1.00, 75c, and 50c.    Sale  of Seats now on at Nicola  Valley Meat Market.  Goes Into Basin at Canford with  Trucks and Logs and Frightfully Hurt.  John   Arsenault,   thirty years  old, a brakesman on the C. P. R.,  was killed yesterday at Canford  mill. Just how the accident hap:  pened is not known, for the inquest will  not be held until late  today,    but it appears that the  man was  either behind the train  or on top of the logs on the last  I truck,   and he  was thrown into  j basin when the train was backed  ���so far that, it went beyond the  j tracks. 'A couple  of the trucks  j were   .found hanging over the  edge of the basin. He was pulled  out immediately, but he was all  gone, having sustained.a broken  back near the base of the spine,  several   other fractures of the  spine,  a fractured skull, and his  arms and legs were broken,  Dr.   G.   H. Tutill was sent for  and after examing the body lit*  gave"] (imiEskn fcr its nn-cYif  \ t pKamloops.  played with ten men by Middlesboro against eleven for Coal Hill,  which seemed to prove an advan-  the people took at his word every j tage for Middlesboro,   for they  man who said that he really was  not a    candidate.   The    people  showed no signs-of petting any  man to stand for election..  The only indefinite stand considered proper was that taken by  some of the men. that they would  not seek office unless they ..knew  that the people wanted: them,  but would heed the call of duty if  they could hear that call.    -  .George Irvine, J. A.   Menzies,  and Dr. G. H. Tutill, are wanted  from the "West Ward; and- J, P.  Boyd, A. S. Howes, and William  Sherwood are the demand for the  East Ward,  :The Nicola Valley News reports them the present choice of  the people, and declares its adherence  to  the principle that the  public should have what it wants  wheiy it   finally makes up its  The Nicola Valley Coal and  Coke comnany gave a smoker on  Saturday night in honor of the  members of the Draeger Rescue  Apparatus Class of 1912 in the  Middlesboro C.ub room, and the  place was crowded  to the doors  with the"miners 'and the representatives of the collieries of this  district. Charles Graham, superintendent of the company., presided, and Mine Inspector Robert Strahan presented the certificates of competency, and they  and F. W. Harting, editor of  the Nicola Valley News, delivered addresses,  Those who received the certificates were David Brown,  Robert Fairfoull, Alexander  Ewart, Daniel McMillan, Len  Warburton, Alexander .Livingstone, Peter Myers, Thomas  Bullen, William Strang, and  James Fairfoull.-  The affair was of great interest to all the mining communities in the Northwest, and the  hope was expressed that soon  all the mines would have such  classes tor, -J-escue wcC?k in. con-  force of public opinion, He gave  the mining men full" credit for  their value to any community.  Mr. Strahan responded to this  by saying that it was "not often  that the minirig men were:given  their much deserved credit, and  he added that the government  already had established centers  as - suggested and undoutedly  would establish more.  Mr. Graham, also responded,  saying that until such centers  were established, he for one_  would devote all the time he possibly could to'the drilling of the  men. in. rescue 'work. This  brought art outburst of applause  from every man present.   ,.  As  the   inspector' gave each-  man  his   certificate   he   shook;"  hands with him   and repeated?-  thafhe hoped he  never would)  have to be  called  upon,' for he!  hoped there would" be' no -mbrej  accidents... ...... y      -._' , ?  The affair was a huge success:-  and all joined in honoring -'the!  heroes of peace"who had work-'  ed hard tcbecome "accustomed to  the heavyapparafusahdWmalce.'.  it of real - service if.' called^npon '..  'riecno'rwEh^'lWe^  mind as to that.  Police Busy on  Saturday Night  Every Cell in the City Lockup is  Occupied   Because   of   too  Much Drinking.  Every cell in lhe: city lockup  was full on Saturday night'and  all, the occupants were full,according to the Chief of Police,  who said they had'been riding  too"much on .'the booze wagon,  William Craig and Peter. Douglas, sentenced to thirty days,  finished digging the well at the  city hall, and then theystarted to  wash the windows of that building, which'undone jobj,caused the  reridents 'here to" wonder about  why ihe janitor "was on the; city  payroll. .    :    ,  Fred '-ward, Andrew Grasley,  and David Miller were fined five  dollars and costs for disorderly  conduce.Tuesday Louis Susah-and  Matthew Ziinsiak were arrested,  and fined five dollars and costs..  kept the Coal Hill. players off  side" so much. This cost the Coal  Hills goals which they otherwise  might have had.-Although honors were about even, Middlesboro  deserves great credit for the  game played. Each team scored  one off side, but were disallowed.  ,Middlesboro's forwards were  too fast for the opposing backs.  If the ground had been a little  dryer, the" scoring would have  been greater,  W. Sharp, of Middlesboro, played a great game at half back.  Both goal keepers showed excellent form, and Horricks saved  what, seemed to be a certain goal  by. throwing himselg full length  across the goal mouth and turning the ball around the post.  jBy the way * he kept game in  hah^dr^FaiHey^pfovad^himself-to  be a referee of no mean caliber.  There was" so good a crowd  present that there was a record  gate.  There will be a benefit game  on Sunday between the pick of  the Merritt and Coal Hill teams  against the Middlesboro, the  proceeds to go to purchase badges  for the champions.  On Sunday week, or as soon as  possible after that, the citizens  of Merritt will play those of Mid-  dlesdoro, Coal Hill and Collett.  villerfor the benefit of theNicol-  Valley; General Hospital.  - ������������ -a  Voght Estate  Land on Sale  Harold Greig, real,estate and  financial broker, has on sale a  part of the Voght estate, and he  says it is thelbest of any property ' remaining unsold in the city,  and that the lots, are high, dry,  and level, and are free from any  undesirable underbrush," which  ;means].thatlbuilding"can begin'at  ohce. Water can be obtained at  easy depth.  to the injured  Mr. Graham made a strong  plea that the work be taken up  everywhere, for there are no  safe mines, but argued that  eyery man connected -with the  mining industry, from the superintendent down to the trapper  boy, should take every precaution to prevent accidents, and  that when this is done, a great  step will have been taken toward  eliminating the mishaps which  are now too freely occurring.  Mr. Strahan said-that he hoped  the rescue work would be taken  up to such an extent that soon  there would be friendly, rivalry  in rescue work and first aid competitions. He said that while  mining was a daegerous occupation, the work of rescue was  still more dangerous, and that  the many mishaps during the  rescue work were due, not to the  failure of the rescue apparatus,  bTIt^tb^the^laek^of^a-sufficienk  quantity of .. trained: men. He  declared that at a time when  there i s so mu ch tal k of con ser-  vation, it was well to say that  there was no higher conservation, than the conservation of  human life.  He said that he expected it would  not be long before there would  be many distributions of certificates for competency in rescue  work in all the mining districts.  Mr. Harting said that public  opinion should take such form  regarding rescue work that the  government would form many  centers with a man iri charge to  distribute the latest type of rescue apparatus to the mines when  needed, and he also should teach  the- classes, so -that brotherly  men like Mr. Graham and Mr.  Strahan would not have.to devote  their spare time to drilling the  volunteers. He said that, the  mining industry paid such a  heavy tax to the government,  that doing'this would be simple  justice, and he felt that all that  was needed for the government  to ! be ��� induced to act,   was the  -"^for  early a%d^lasted"'l^T'^Many*p��-r:  the miners gaye vocal' or jnstru- ..  mental'entertainment and Riteh~->  ie and   Smith gave . a .scientific  five-round boxing match,    David '���  Brown was_the third man in. "the ���  ring. " y   3    y   =   ~\  I Dr. G. H. Tutill .moygd; a, vote '  of thanks to, the company for the ���'  affair and .after the motion  had '  been second by J. W. Ellis, man-.,  ager of the Nicola-; Valley; News,  it was carried with a shout, and .  then there were, several-minutes  of   "he's a jolly I good fellow" -  and a jungle full bf "tigers'  Mr. Graham.  The   progam consisted of a  piano solo by Thomas  Bullen, a ���  song by J. Smith, an instrumental; duet by Wettbn and Hobsbr,   -  a   song   by Alexander Livingstone,   an instrumental solo on  the German concertina by Oscar  Meyers, a song by William Robertson, a song by Fred Weaver,  a song by John Ross, an  instru-  mental-solo=by=Wetton=and=Barn==^_  es, _ an     instrumental   trio by.  Smith,   Bullen   and   Wetton,   a  song by Ben Barnes,  a song. I y   .  D. Simpson a song by A, Bryd.. u  a song by Alderman Howell Johr,  a song by Dr.'G. H.  Tutill,  ard  a song by David Brown "I'm tho  (Continued on pago two)  Winning Candidates  For Mine Manager s  Are  Several   of   the   Successful   Ones  From the City of Met ritt.  Inspector of Mines Kobert Strahan has. iven  out a list of the successful candidates fn it 't e  managers at thc examinations held, in r��_i 1 i��\  Merritt. Cumberland! and Nanaimo thc c d ��� t  last month as follows: ���  First cIobb: Edward WUley, Fernie; And!�����'�������� A:  Millar, Blairmore, Alta.; James Dickson. Nin-ni-  mo; Francis Glover. Ladysmith; William Mi zvy.  Coal Creek; Arthur Phelan, Vancouver.  'Second class: M. WvG_arman, Nanaimo; Mai tin  McGarry, "Bellevue, Alta.; Matthew Lituln. Vi*.-  hel; Thomas  Strang; Ladysmith; David .-Jiri 1 ��.  Coal Creek; J. R. Kirkwood, Middlesboro; ni.-li--.itl  Garbett,. Corbin; Alexander Dewcr, Cunibci!-rd;  Wiliiam Whitehouse, Michel.--  h ^Third class, Thomas J. Woods, Nanaiinn; Thi-m  as Rowbbttom, Merritt"; Edward McMilli.n, Ci m-  berlarid; Thomas! Bann, Coal Creek; Robeit Fowler, Hosmer; James A. Walker, Coal Crick: Tc'.cr  Carr,^Cumberland; Robert Oakes, Mkliih J..tr.ca  White,   -Fernie;'Alexander Rowan,  Nnn-:i.:o;  James Maltman.  Hosmer; 'James Blair, Mei ritt  Robert Potter. Northfield; James Wai rjr >p, Hosmer;  James Gemmell, Merritt;  Edwi-id Ko(yl��\  Michel; John Ircaon, Corbin; Edwind GtiffiOiB,  Fernie; John Thompson,  CumbcrlaT-i': Themes  Hartley,' Merritt; Georste ElmeB Mirliel.        . v  WHEN   THROUGH   READING    YOUR   NEWS,    MAIL   IT   TO   A   FRIEND   NOT   LIVING   IN MERRITT.���THE   OUTSIDE   WORLD   MUST     BE   TOLD   0^ THE OPPORTUNITIS   HERE THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  fwo car loads of Cedar Fence Posts  and Pickets.  SPECIALLY LOW PRICES.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  advance  Subscription $2.00 a year in  Six months $1.00  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street/near C. P. R. Station, Meiritt.  F. W.  J. W.  HARTING,  ELLIS  Editor  Manager  One dollar per inch per montu f.r. regular advertising. Land and water notices $7.00 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 3C days.    ' >  Classified advertising '10 words'for 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract ad  vertisin*..  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 - Merritt.. BC  Phone 25.  i'  Li  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  _COUNTRY--JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Iff. McInTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.    -       -    Spacious Rooms.  ExcellentTaccommodation.    -   Well lighted throughout.  ..Choice Liquors*and Cigars.  Special, attention   tol[commercial' trade.  Rates $1.50 per day.    Special Rates by the month  ANDREW HOGGAN,  PROPRIETOR  t       Nicole Galley  y  fleat Market  BUY IN MERRITT!  The merchants of Merritt already are reporting the" arrival  of their Christmas goods.. * Where  should you buy  your Christmas  goods?   In  Merritt,  of couree!  Why?   Because when  you buy  in Merritt you keep your money at  home, and when you keep your  money at home it circulates   at  home to  the benefit of all here.  The merchants of Merritt are  bringing in excellent stocks, and  for that reason there is absolutely no reason   why  you7 should  make your purchases outside the  city.    Don't believe it that far  away cows have long horns !   If  you purchase away from the city,  you will not be able to see what  you are buying except as shown  in the catalogues, and what you  buy as the result of a catalogue  recital, is about the same as buying a pig in poke.  If you go where the cows are  supposed to have those long  horns, you'll spend as much in  railway fare as you intended to  spend for all your gifts..  Buy at home and you'll have  an easier conscience as regards  what you are doing for the advancement of your community.  Your merchants  need the money.     They have taxes, to pay.  And if they do not do  business  how are they going to pay their  taxes?   And if they cannot.pay  their taxes, how are they going  to continue to give aid to the  churches,,    the    hospital,    the  schools, the board of trade and  all other things which go to make  up.the city?       ~.      . . 7  .  Yes. spend your" money, jjft  home where ij^will, be;of' direct  benefit to the^ommuhity in general, not at all to speak of yourself in particular!  have to pay interest on it, therefor our people should avoid  extravagance in living expenditure,  and devote themselves to the economical exploitation of our natural resources arid so afford ample means  of living to our increasing population, so that  the  stream of desirable  navigation  may be kept up.  "Our farmers, in the west especially, should go more into mixed   farming.     This    continued  cropping of wheat,    though  it  pays best for a time, will  ultimately lessen   the productiveness  of the land, and it does seem absurd, to see  vegetables,    butter  and" cheese, sent from  the East  to Western  people,   who are so  well able to produce  them.    Besides, it would tend to afford employment all the year round to an  agricultural population,   and  so  lessen the necessity of the migration of laborers from the  East  during     the     wheat     harvest  months.     The establishment of  manufactures at places having  favorable   conditions   will  also  tend to lessen the evil.  Cheap transportation east and  west is our great need. The  railways are using their best efforts to increase mileage, but  they are much hampered by  want of labor.. Great progress,  however, is being made.  Friday, November 22, 1912  Great Honor  (Continued from page one)  K. OF P.  'Nicola Valley  Lodge No. 46,  meets in Reid's  Hall every Wednesday night at 8  p. m. All-visiting  brethren are cor- I  dially invited to |  attend.  Knight W E. Johnson, Knight W. Cranna,  C. C K. R. S  . F.  Court Nicola No.  8931 meets the 2nd  and 4th Thursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  Room, Barwick  Block Nicola, B.  C. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.  . .y. Geo. L. Murray C. R.  H. H, Matthews, Sec.  A.F.& A M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid^s'Hal J  the second  Tuesdayofeach  month at 8 p.  m.   Sojourn-  ng brothers cordially invited.  S. \J. Solomon Fred S. Gay  W. M.- Secretary  ^Dealers ln=  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 prom  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  . Manager      ���  For that quiet game  try  TheMerritt  OVERLOOKING OPPORTUNITY.  British  Columbia is overlooking a great opportunity in not  supplying its own  market' with  eggs, poultry, butter and cheese.  In a dispatch from  Sydney,  N,  S. W., Mr. Littlejohn,   a prominent merchant of that city, who  has just returned from a tour of  the world,   is impressing upon  the governmeut of  New South  Wales the fact that British Columbia offers a  big market 5for  Australian eggs, poultry,   butter  and cheese.  In connection with this it is  well to reproduce what Mr. W.  Molson Macpherson, president  of the Molsons Bank in Victoria,  talked about when he addressed  the shareholders at the recent  _annuaLmeeting.^He said:  I. 0. 0. F.  Pittiko Lodge No.  13  Meets eyery Tuesday evening in Oddfellows Hall, Voght-Street.  Visiting brethren cordially invited.  W. K. HYSLOP,     W. CLAPPERTON  Noble Grand. Secretary  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong's Store  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  man  who  brought   your  coal"  which shook  all  with  laughter,  and sent every one home happy.  The speeches were as follows :  Mr. Graham said:  I  am  verv  proud  indeed to bid you  all  a hearty welcome on behalf of the  Nicola  Valley Coal and Coke company.  As you  are  all   aware this smoker is  held  m  honor  of the Draeger Rescue  Apparatus   Class   of  1912.   In the new  Coal   Mines  Regulation Act revised in  1911   a  section  was included requiring  coal   companies  to  equip  their mines  with  some form of mine rescue appar- i  atus   and   ail certificated officials who  were  physicially  fit  were required to  take a course of training in its use. The  companies   are   also   required   to train  three  per cent   of their employes to  use the apparatus, The type of the apparatus  selected  by  the   government  was  the  Draeger  type  and  this type  consists   essentially   of   two' parts,   a  cylinder  containing  oxygen compressed  to  175u  pounds and a cylinder containing  trays   of potash wh>h acts as  a purifier for the  exhaled  air. Each  cylinder of oxygen is sufficient for two  hours. The training class has a twofold  object in  view-first to  train men in  the  use of the Draeger apparaus. and,  second,   to  instill  them with absolute  confidence    in  the  apparatus.   To do  this   an  atmosphere  is  created in the  training school  akin  to that in which  the men may have to work. Indeed the  work undertaken in the training school  is  made  as  much  like the real rescue  work as possible.  I ; think that it is only right that the  men   taking   this   course   of   training  should  obtain  some recognition. They  will   be presented with acertificate of  competency  this  evening and i trust  this  will  stimulate  others  to  take a  similar course. The men who undertake  in   this   manner  to  fit themselves for  rescue   work representin my mind the  I highest   type   of  manhood   and   I   am  1 proud   to say that among the employes  of  the   Nicola  Valley   Coal   and Coke  company, volunteers for the work have  always been forthcoming. I would like  to see every man take a course in first  aid.   The   two,   first   aid   and  rescue  work, are closely allied. In fact the one  is the complement of the other..  But after all, gentlemen,- this is only  a method of procedure,something akin  to  locking  the  stable  door   after the  horse  is stolen. What we wish to do is  to take every precaution to prevent accidents. That is the goal to which all oi  us  should   bend  our  energies. And to  prevent  them there must be co-operation between all employes from the su-  perintent   down    to  the trapper boy.  When every   man connected with mining  can   say ��� that- he":has taken ever}  precaution to prevent accident, a greai  step will have been taken toward eliminating the "accidents that are-now too.  frequently occurring.'  The   great   trouble with coal mining  men,   and   I  include everyoe, is this���  they-i become   so1 familiar'the dangers  surrounding them that they ignore them.  It is a fact that the  great  majority of  accidents    occur    among   experienced  men!    Why is this ?  A new hand takes  every  precaution,   but  as years goby  and nothing happens to him, he imagines  he is immune from danger.'   It  is from  that moment we may   look   for   an accident to that man,    He  allows  a certain  amount of  carelessness  to creep  into his day's work,   and experience of  the past  proves  that  the  majority of  accidents   can   be   traced   directly   to  carelessness   on   someone's    part.     I  would.urge every man   always to take  every   precaution    necessary   for   his  o��yn safety, for whilst doing -this he is  safeguardlner everv life in tho mi-r.^ ���  Twenty Days Hath  December  For buying Christmas gifts.    "Giving ttquires good  sense."    To give a  purchased at this'stbre is fc'-.tag'  wisely and well.    Our-sf-or-    <-.*s��-:  tains a wide assortment   c        _..4  gold and filled gold patten;'  " .The watch movements are oi ., make  noted for timekeeping and low .-cost.of.  upkeep���the Elgin. Co_>.*>lete lines'- of  both men's" and women's cratches. See  them early wb!-�� the stock is complete.  Simpson & Cranna  "S^ggJ*  S  ��si ire a  Estabhhed 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  MERMTT NICOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open-Ion Tuesdays and Fridays only.  OF OUR NATION CRY  Back to the traditions of our forefathers and emnhasize th* fm  piness and success.    Too  much   sacrificp   tn   ��tian .T       '���    ?"  most impossible, but the sacrificesSquired  thesdays SftttS:  wis S-v* c ^i^^EEBd^^^  "There's No Place Like Home" ��?  VANCOUVER   LUMBER   CO'Y  MERRITT, B. C. *   .  ���    ���   ���       -     J- E. WALKER, Manager.  TRY  O.K. Feed Store  We" wish to inform you  that we  have now 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, Cemenf and Plaster  O. K. TRANSFER COMPANY  I  You  r  Everything in   first-class shape.   Tables  Al.  Cigars, Cigarettes,  Toacebs, Soft  Drinks, Candies, etc.  OPPOSITE  POST OFFICE  "I must say I would like to  seethe exports greatest in' proportion to the amount of imports. Development is proceeding rapidly, and we are borrowing immense sums, mainly from  Great Britain, which is right and  necessary; but we must not forget that we owe this money and  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister and Solicitor^  Notary Public  Solicitorfor the Bank of Montreal  In the Confectionery.  Stationery, Cigars or  Tobaccos, Magazines  or Papers  Watch   our ^blackboard  latest sporting news.  f<  or  SID MEARON and  FRANK BARNES, Props  An   Inspection   Invited.  J. & B. Store  McDonald Block  TO HUSBAND  AND WIFE  Or to any two partners, the suggestion is made that they open a  Joint Account with The Bank  of Toronto.  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 of  BANK OF TORONTO  The Bank of Toronto is among the  strongest and most progressive institutions of its kind in Canada.  ���112 Branches in Ontario, Quebecand  .   Canada.  Assets        -       $57,000,000  Capital at Rest $11,000,000  Established 1855  MERRITT BRANCH  | A. N. B. R0QERS,    - -    MANAGER  PIONEER  BARBER SHOP  Dickie & Norman        - Proprietors  We guarantee you first class  work.    Razors honed.  Next door  to   Brunswick   Pool  Room.  H. R. M. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S., B.C.L.S  E. P. Heywood._B.Sc. B.C.L.S.  Christie, Dawson  & Heywood  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  ���   -   Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch        -       Ashcroft, B.C.  Every.. Woman'  1b Interested nnd rIiolU kuo-w  about tho wonderful  Whining S;.7zj  Douch3  Ask your druggist ��_..  It. If lie ennnot supply  tho MARVJiL. accept no  other, but send stump for Illustrated boob���Healed.  It gives full  Sartlcnlnrs nnd dlroctlons Invnlnnble  > ladles. WINDSOR8t;PPr.Vco..Wind8or, Out  0...i<.._._ __;.,.. .��� _ ..i.adii.  safeguarding every life in the mine  I may say, gentlemen, before closing, that it is our intention to re-open  classes, similar to those we had last  year in the very near future and to use  lantern slides illustrative of mining  subjects to make them more helpful  and interesting, if they can be obtained.'  Mr. Strahan said.  Mr.  Graham and Gentlemen; Pthank  the  chairman for his kind introduction  _and^ean_.assure,him=and=all-present:that  it gives me the greatest pleasure to be  here tonight assisting in honoring those  gentlemen  who have  qualified  in the  knowledge  and  ability to use the oxygen apparaus or the'Draeger. More especially am   I  pleased to see here the  representatives of the other collieries  in the district, and I siucerely hope that  before  long  we  will   have other such  meetings, and that the work of training  in the use of the apparatus and the first  Aid to the injured because the one is the  complement of  the other will continue  till all the miners  in   the  district  are  competent to give effective aid in times  of distress, and then I hope to see some  friendly rivalry,   and  next  summer  I  hope a new attraction will be added to  the local events in the share  of  First  Aid and Rescue work competitions.  While I think it is only right and proper that the first steps in this work  should be undertaken in Middlesboro,  the largest mining community in the  district it certainly reflects great credit on the management in p-oviding the  means of training, on the officials for  the encouragement, and lastly on the  members of the Rescue class for having devoted their time in undertaking  the training.  To those of you present who have not  taken the course of training, I should  like to suggest that they do so at the  earliest moment for various reasons.  First it is not fair to have a few under-  Continued on Page Three  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  MERRITT, B. C.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL  WORK   GUARANTEED . FIRST-CLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  tp  handle any kind  of Building Construction  Work  IiJCs W  VOGHT STREET  WINGING, -��� Proprietor.  EXEf. LENT CUISINE  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  of the next best.  The'reall doing: it now?  Doing-what?  Bathing at the laundry Baths.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The choicest of Beef, mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, tiggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.* ���Art- ��3i " W"JB!5*?lSie' S^Sr M^BJ?a*'ff!^^'Ra!P-3SS53BWSS*i=B*^Sr5_Wf'rartflr-'  ���   _Stf.#^^3��sSg^^^��^  tfwffifl i iHi'tpahUMMiiyimaiB  Friday, November 22, 1912.  (Continued on page two)  take all the  risks  of this  work,   and  mjning.I need not say is, and I   am af-  ra'id will continue to be, a dangerous occupation, and^if mining is  dangerous,  rescue work after explosions or any accident requiring the use of Rescue apparatus is many;, times more dangerous.  The many sad   accidents  after explosions, during  the   rescue  work, do not  indicate the failure of the apparatuaor  the wearers of the apparatus so much,  as the lack of  a  sufficient quantity of  trained men.    This work to be   effective, needs not only a .fescue party, but  should consist of many, others.    At the  tiijne of the  Bellevue; explosion, this  was most forcefnlly brought to my notice. We need men trained in a thorough  knowledge of the apparatus to act as  examiners of the apparatus previous to  the wearer entering the danger zone;  men throughly acquainted with tne ap-  paratue to assist the wearers in putting  the apparatus  on,   in  relieving  them  after they  return,   and  last,  but  not  least by any means, to use the pulmotor  on any unfortunate workman who may  be rescued, general to control the basis  of operation.   .  Gentlemen it is impossible to realise  the position when a few men constitute  a rescue party, and have to  stand fast  and see your unfortunate fellow-workmen left to die through lack of having  sufficient trained men and apparatus to  effect a rescue.  Of course we have lots of men there  who are willing to put on the apparatus,  and risk their own lives in endeavouring  to effect the rescue of their comrades  inside, but they are not trained, and  while they might probably be able to:  travel inside, it was not a fair risk to  them, nor was it just  to  those  inside  THE NICOLA VALLEYNE  WS  trained and one partially trained man,  and 40 to 50 men who knew absolutely  nothing about it.  Not one I believe had ever seen it before. The only remedy is sufficient trained men at every  mine.  To those who have taken the course  of training I can do no better than recommend them to keep themselves in  touch with the work. The time is here  now when all men who will be  on   the  behind Great Britain. ~  While I don't intend to say much on  this subject, I feel that the training  will enable us to come better together,  and in preparing for that accidentwhich  I trust will never  come,   we  may  see  ���---*#��� i/uost. iiiaiue , ��� ". ������"* **" ����=�� "��u wm _jt_ on cue  who were dependent on the work of the finnS line of rescue work must have  rescue party for their chance of es- undergone a course of training, and I  cape..   Just as a chain is as   strong  as ' kl|ow that Jt is the wish  of  every true  its weakest link, so is the rescue party  as strong as  the  weakest n. ember, in  this case the  untrained  member.    At  that sad accident we unforounately lost  one of the bravest men who ever entered a mine, and I regret  to  say that  it was mainly through lack of training,  but as every cause has its heroes  so it  is in our case there is nothing greater  in this life than when a man lays down  his life so that another may have  the  chance to live.  _ While this conduct is heroic, it is not  right, and as one gentldmen in defending the Draeger apparatus work at  Bellevue said, if there had been'vhirty-  one men trained in the use of the apparatus within, they could have walked  in and brought out 31  men  That is the ideal,   but on  the  other  hand their was 5 set of apparatus,  one  miner, when" it comes to that time  (which I trust is a long distance away)  when our comrades are in need of such  help as only the apparatus can afford,  to be right in front.  That the time does come unexpectedly has been  sufficiently demonstrated  and it has been proved that the rescue  apparatus is needed not only in the big  mines, the dangerous mines, but in the  small mines and the so-called safe mine,  because there is no safe  mine.    Looking over some statistics  the   other day  I noticed that here in British Columbia  were we claim to be  so  far ahead  in  every  other branch  of industry,  our  coal costs nse about 9 lives a million ton  In Great Britain it costs 4.   less  than  half.    Thirty years ago, in Great Brit  ain coal cost 9  million,   so  we  are, so  far as safe mining goes,   thirty  years  some weak spot, the repairing of which  may be the means of preventing an accident; it will tend to promote a better  feeling between the miners and the officials and enable us to co-operate in an  endeavor to make safer the conditions  under which we labor. At a time when  conservation is claiming so much attention, I think there is no conservation higher than conservation of human  life.  I trust to see regular corps organised  under a recognised leader or leaders,  and one of the most important points  is to recognise such leaders and give  them what you would expect if leader  yourself, implicit obedience, for on tnis  point on organization depends the success of rescue work.  In conclusion I may again express my  pleasure at being present,   and  trust  this is only the beginning   of  a  series  of such distributions of certificates.  Mr. Harting said:  Mr. Graham, Mr. Strahan, and gentlemen:   I must begin  by  telling you  how grateful I am to Mr.   Graham for  allowing me the privilege  of having a  part in the program  of   this  occasion,  for this occasion is a chapter in history,'  a chapter in the history of Merritt.  You are making history because you  are meeting the demands of your camp,  and, because you are doing your duty  as it presents itself, your camp will be  one of the leading assets Merritt will  have when it reaches its destiny and  becomes the greatest city in the interior of British Columbia and the city  with the most and largest payrolls.  What   you   already  have   done  has  Z \  , y,uueaay  nave   done  has   Pleasures   and   all the   advantage of a  greatly helped, to hurry that day along,   big city, and if you continue   to  watch  mediate surrounding, and thefutrireof  Merritt is largely dependent upon what  is made of these camps.  If you continue to maintain harmony:  among yourselves and between yourselves and those who are investitg their  money here to develop this district,  more and more money will come here,'  which means that the place will grow  and grow, until you will have all the  pleasures   and   all the   advantage of a  You are in harmony with yourselves and  with the representatives of the developers of this field.-..You never have  had any difficulty of. consequence enough to call trouble. There is harmony  in the air you breathe,   and   this   club      This ohih h*i m��^   *u-  out as you have, none of the disadvant  ages, and if you are wise and careful  you will each own at least a small part  of the city and be a shareholder in its  prosperity.  This club has made this camp a place  each one of you seems to be able to  produce, harmony vocally or instrumen-  . tally.  These meetings you hold here are of  the greatest benefit to the community,  for they give  you   a   chance   to   meet  your brother   worker  and  your  oth��?r  brothers, the   representative  of "those  who are working the mines, under conditions that allow  you   calmly   to  exchange views and discuss your affairs as  they effect your families and your home  and what your family is going to have'  and your home  going  to   be,   depends  upon the future of Merritt and  its im-  made in the days .which now constitute  the present.    It is entirely a matter of  the spirit of   the   community  whether  will go ahead, stand still   or  go  back  and you have shown that you have the  spirit which goes   ahead  and   the  fact  that you are going ahead is   proved by  your Draeger Rescue Apparatus class.  The members of that class   are of a  caliber of manhood which cannot fail to  advance  themselves   and  advance   all  those associated with them.    The members of that class have done hard work  getting accustomed   to   the   heavy ap-1  paratus and learning how to   employ it'  so that it shall be of avail, and now  they are willing to die that others may  live, they-are willing to risk their lives  that the coal mining industry shall  claim fewer victims, that fewer wo-  | men shall be made untimely widows  and that.fewer chilpren shall too soon  be made orphans.  The work these men are doing should  receive every -^encouragement, and   it  seems   to   me   that   the  government,  above   all,   should  give  the most substantial encouragement by establishing'  | here   a   center  with  all the latest apparatus, and with a  man   in charge to  distribute  it  when   necessary,   and in  the   meantime   teach   the rescuers   so  that  brotherly  men  like Mr. Graham  and Mr. Strahan shall   not  have to rob  themselves   of their  own   time and remain away from   their families   to demote-themselves to this work. It would  be a constructive policy on Ithe part of  the   government,     but   regardless   of  policy   it is  only   a  matter  of simple  justice to an industry  which pays such  heavy taxes, and .the  government  has  Plenty  of  money   to  spend where the  call  for it  is  only what  is  due an industry ,n fairness.    And  I   think   that  public   affiliation   will   cause the  government to be glad of  the opportunity  to act. ��� r      ���  In conclusion I want to say that  the members of this class are hereos  of peace and deserve as much glory  and credit as heroes of war.       ... "  ,,  THIS CITY  Pa" invest^��t to the public that cannot be duplicated in the  Proymce. Take notice of the vast amount of building going on in  Mernttto-day. Even hotels cannot accommodate the influx of  people.    Two hotels are just doubling their capacity.What  ^r?Why are millions of dollars being spent in    i  railroad construction into and around Merritt ? Use  your own good judgment Mr. Investor as to if  you think all this expenditure is purely spec-  "fetiye/     MY ADVICE to you is to invest  your money in Merritt right now and  purchase a lot in  is within  900 feet  7 of: one of Merritt's best  mercantile stores. COMPARE  other    property    within   this  distance of the business circle and  with   the   advantageous   residential  facilities    that    Voght    Reserve offers"  Buildings are being erected already on Jthis  property and  local people are remarking every  day that Harold Greig has electerfied the Merritt  Realty market.      MY PRICES in VOGHT RESERVE are  TERMS $25 Cash, Balance $8 and $10 Monthly.  Local prospective investors must purchase before November 28th, as after that  this property will be placed on the outside for sale.      Select a lot NOW.    HUNT  ESTATE AND FINANCIAL BROKER  MERRITT, y  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, November 22, 1912  DRUGGIST  Medicines  Stationery  Tobaccos  Magazines  Mr. T. Williams is building a  fence around H. Stumbles place.  Mr. Aides with his gang of men  working oh the section, has his  headquarters at Coyle. where he  will have charge of the station  for the winter.  Mr. Dodding's sawmill has  commenced operations in earnest  and the electric light plant is  also in fine working order.  Mr. Sapaudowski was a  visitor here Wednesday.  The roadmen under foreman  J. Rhobes have gonenp to repair  the road to Perry Johnson's  ranch. ''���''.''"  Expects Opening  of North Lands  LAND ACT  Mrs. Harbord  Passes Away  i.   ���  ,. <  Pneumonia!   Proves     Fatal   to  Young Wife Who Dies in  ,.y. General Hospital.  Mrs. Victor Harbord died early  Saturday morning in the Nicola  Valley General hostpital after an  illness of ten days from pneumonia. The funeral was conducted on Monday afternoon by N. J.  Barwick and was held in the  Presbyterian church where the  Rev. J. A. Petrie officiated. The  burial was in Merritt cemetery.  '.Mrs. Harbord was born about  tw'enty-six years ago in Port  rjfouglas. North Queensland, Au-  tralia.. Her maiden name was  Lilian Margaret Adams, and she  was for some years a nurse at  Chill ogre hospital, North Queensland, where she was well known.  *- She met Mr. Harbord in Australia and afterward went to  New Guinea where they were  married. Mr. Harbord's connection, with planting business took  them. ..to the Federated Malay  States,' after a short stay in Ja-  va. In.Negri Sembilan, the other  side-of Jahore, Mrs. HarbordJ  contracted a virulent type of ma-  alalia which necessitated remov-  ' ing to a more temperate climate.  ...After a short stay in England,  Mr. Harbord decided to abandon  his,planting career and to settle  in;;atCanada,. .trusting the better  coriditions wouTcT imroye Mrs.  Harbord's health, Unfof^unatly  she developed'* pneumonia, ^an'd  in;spite.of the most careful treatment she succumbed. to heart  failure.  Mr..* Harbord has been managing,., large plantations in various  tropical products for more than  twennty years, and has been in  Ceylon, New Guinea, Java, the  Dutch East Indies, and the  Stfait Settlemen ts/   .  rMrs.; Harbord|leaves a daughter . aged two years, and a litttle  ���stepson to mourn her loss.  . Mr. Harbod expresses his gratitude to Tir.7Williams, Dr. Gilli s  Matron Miss Fraser. and the  nurses, at the hospital.whp were  kindness , itself, and did everything possible to pull Mrs. Harbord through, and he also thanks  ���\*ifcyGrahani/'']!fc..T..'Pries1i,i^.r  Bond,   and ���the others who  so  kindly _kept going the supply of  oxygen which soothed so much  "Mrs.' Harbord' last hours.  Vandals Rip Up  the Side walks!  Tear Out Planks, on Quilchena  Avenue, and Pull Away  Props on Coldwater  Mayor Reid has asked the board of  works to see that the sidewalks recently damaged by vandals or kindling  wood thieves, be repaired, and Chief  of Police Eggleshaw will keep a close  watch at night through Night Policeman Willgoose and Night watchman  Slater to catch the culprits,  To those who have the best interests  of the city at heart it is not financial  loss caused by this mischief thatworries  them,' for;the sidewalks can be repaired ���; but it is the realization that such  persons are in the city causes them to  feel the matter so keenly.  Of course, it is a serious matter to  render the walks likely to injure yede-  strains at night when they cannot see  danger clearlly, but there cannot help  be a, sense of fear in the knowledge  that such low principled persons dwell  here. If they are caught they will he  dealt with as they deserve.  Sunshine Theater is  Drawing Big Crowks  Films  are  Excellent, and Piano Playing  and Singing Charming  Merrittsna seem to have awakened  to the excellence of the films presented  at the Sunshine theater, and this week  the house has drawn capacity audiences  every evening, The program for next  week gives much promise. '  Mrs.-Blanche Brenton will continue  her fine piano playing charming singing.  Tonight is amateur night when $10 in  prizes will be given away. The amateurs  have presented all manner of entertainment from boxing exhibitions to tragedy, and<from singing.to dancing. The  public decides who the winners are..  From Nicola.  Mrs. William Riley and Mrs.  Munro spent the week end with  freinds at Quilchena.  Miss Francis arrived by train  on Saturday. '  ���'Mrs. Green has gone  to Vancouver.  Mrs. Roberts has returned to  Nicola after. a pleasant visit to  Vancouver. ;  A very successful whist drive  was held at Mrs. "Mickle's on  Tuesday night in the aid of the  church fund. The prizes were:  Lady's, Miss Leades. Gentlemen's Mr. Harrison, Lady's  booby Mrs. Mickle. Gentleman's booby Mr. Irviney Exel-  ent -refreshments were served  by the Ladeis.  Kettle Valley Railway  After Permit  Application to be   Made   to   Parliament  to Lease the Road to the C, P. R.  The Kettle Valley railway  company will apply to parliament this session for authority  to lease its line to the C. P. R.,  which propoaes to construct the  following lines-  From a -point  on  its present  authorized line at  or near Sumner's Creek by the most feasible  route route tcflthe Copper, mountain and Voigt mining camps', situated about fifteen miles southwest of Princeton.  .'"    From a. point at or near Ver-  ���  non.   in a southerly or sottheast-  .  ernly direction  by way of Kel-  i- owna iand  by the most feasible  :  route to a point at or near Penticton.  From -the terminus of! the  branch authorized by the statutes of 1911 in anortherniy and  northwesternly direction by the  most feasible route to the Otter  summit about thirty miles south  of Merritt.       >  Frojp a point near or at Tulameen, westernly up the Tulameen river, a distance of about  fifty miles in British Columbia.  Lower Nicola  Mr. W. B. Jackson lost a very  valuable horse.  Mr. McKay has been busy all  week moving down to the old  school house, which will be much  more convenient for him.  Mrs. F. T. Woodward on Saturday last gave a very enjoyable  birthday party. There were quite  a number present both from Canford and Nicola dancing was the  order of the evening in which all  participated heartely. Excellent music and refreshments  were provided, and everyone reports a good time.  The road men are busily engaged putting in a new road  from the station to Mr. J. Marshall's. Whils digging, there  they discoverd many old Indain  relies as well skulls and even  whole skelet onr among them  there were some fine arrow heads  and stone axes often used in  their battles. This is accidently  an old burying ground similar to  to the one they found at Rocky  Point, while working on the road  to Canford.  What might have been a seri-  our runaway accurred on Tuesday evening while Mr. Austen  was unloading some goods at the  store his horses became scared  and dashed off down the road.  He was thrown out, but luckily  escaped without injury. He  found his horses quite easily as  they soon became entangled up  in the harness.  Local News  J. E. Walker reports the lumber business brisk.  Mr. Shoemaker is apout to reopen his gypsum mine.  The people of Merritt are rejoicing because gravel is being  put on the cross walks.  The infant child of Former  Night Policeman Thomas Smith  died from whooping cough.  The Bank of Montreal lot next  the new building probably will  be made into a tennis court.  F. W.. Jackson has orrived all  safe in Bunessan, Ontario, He  is there visiting his father.  Robert Strachan, mine inspector, has moved' into Menzies' new  house on Nicola avenue.  Night Wafchman Slater ran  into a room and put out the  put out the. ,flamev of a lamp  had been knocked over,  work on the new Simpson and  Cranna building is progressing  rapidly. It is being put up by  Fowler and Larson.  Murdoch Mclntyre of the Cold-  water hotel has leased the store  in the annex to Frank Bodin for  a barbershop.  A. S. Howes, who was threatened with pneumonia, is out of  danger according to Dr. G. ��� H -  Tutill.  -' Joseph Firth who has been out  with Land Surveyer wilkie, has  returned to; the city before going  to his homeUn.Revelstoke.y  ��� A week-tfgo'the train ^ did not  get in' until! a quarter to one^-in  thev morning;1 The delay ���-" was  caused by a wheel off the baggage car.  - The News last week in regard  to the action taken by, the hospital director as to the laundry  situation,. did not print the correct information. v  A, W. McVittie is back after a  long trip to the -coast and the  Inland Empire, much to the delight of his many friends who  missed him greatly while he was  away.  A. E. Jukes, the railroad promoter and capitalist of Vancouver,  was in town. He was largely  instrumental in getting the railroad here from Spence's Bridge.  There was, a .social at the  Methodist...-church, on Monday  evening towards the end of the  program' refreshments were  servedalLoresent had apleaserit  Head   of   Big   Company    Tells  About   the Development of ';  One Million Acres,     y  An important transaction in  British Columbia lands, which  has been a matter of negotiation  between the provincial government and the interested parties  for some months past, is announced by 'Mr. Lauchlin Maclean.  It involves the transfer of over  a million acres of land in the  Peace River and Quesnel district of the province and calls for  a payment of over a million and  a half of dollars.  Most of the lands are along the  line of the Grand Trunk Pacific,  and include 150,000 acres in the  Nation Takes district, 100,000  acres ; on ��Babine Lake 200,000  acres on North Tacla lake and  100,000 acres on the Naas river.  The Babine lake portion will be  opened up first.  It is stipulated that a settler  must be placed upon every 160  acres or its equivalent. In return, the provincial government  will build highways, open schools  and ask the federal government  to open post offices and provide  other conveniences.  Yale Land District. District of Yale.  Take notice that Gahr Pederson Myren of Otter  Valley. B. C, occupation rancher, intends to an-  ply for.permission to purchase the following described land:  ' '  Comme'ncine.at.a post planted 20 chains North  of the South East corner of Lot 288, thence  South 20 chains, Ihence 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 4th, 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  C. L. Betterton, Agent.  Aug 20th, 1912. 32-41:  CUSTOM REVENUE INCREASES.  The customs revenue for the  month of October just ended was  $10,214,547 according to Ottawa  advices. In October, 1911, the  customo revenue was $7,698,296.  so that the increase is $2,516,250,  Moreover the customs receipts  during the month just ended surpass by $125,000 those of any  other one month in the history of  Canada and consitiute a record.  For the seven months ending October 31, 1912, the customs revenue has been $66,694,677, an increase of $17,690,054 over the  corresponding, period of "last  year.  LAND ACT  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 a post planted at the  north-east corner of Lot 58S, Yale District, thence north SO chains, thence  east SO chains, thence south 80 chains,  thence west SO chains to place of commencement and containing 640 acres.  WILFRID GORDON ALLIOTT  C. L. Betterton, Agent.  August 20th, 1912. 32-41  evening.  Mrs. Frank Slough has arrived  in Salmon Arm. Mr. and Mrs.  Slough are now residing with  Mr. Slough's parents, but expect  to have their own residence  shortly.   Mr. Slough has gone in  NE>V. BANK CLEARING RECORD.  In point of-commercial activity  October, as demonstrated by the  bank clearings, totalling $17,772,  643, made a new record, and car-,  ried the total for.the year to date  to still another new high mark.  ; The total for the t~n months  ended .yesterday was $l48,394,  542 compared with~ $111,476,688,  for the same period last year,  and..with $80,996,137 for 19L0,  an incease over last year, of $36,  917, "854, or 33 per - cent. The  total for the entire twelve  months of 1911 was $134; 930,  916.  For October the figure of $17,  772, 643 is an increase over September of $6,244,911. The best  previous ^monthly showing was  that of July of this year, when  the clearings aggregated $17,067,  927.   o-   NEW OFFICES FOR THE C. P. R.  The Ceanadian Pacific Railway  Company is to build a handsome  office building, planned to be in  keeping with the beautiful par-  liment building and the fine hotel of the company, on the site at  the=corner^of=Bellevilleand=Men-  zies streets, which has been acquired from Mr. R. T. Elliott,  K. C, for $200000.  WATER NOTICE  For a Licence to Take and Use   Water  Notice is hereby given tb?t Kettle  Valley Railway Co., of Penticton, B.  C, will apply for a licence to take and  use Two Cubic Feet per second of  water out of unnamed creek 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 for industrial purposes  on the land described as R. Z. Chandlers homestead and R;ght of Way.    -  This notice was posted on the ground  on the 15th day of October, 1912. Thc  application will be filed in the office of  the Water Recorder at, Ashcroft, B.  C. '. y  Objections may be filed with the saii:  Water Recorder or with' the Compt-  roler of Water Eights, Parlianenl  Buildings, Victoria, B. C.  THE KETTLE VALLEY RAiLWAY  CO.. Applicai t.  by R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Rob33,   lankets.  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola  merritt  Open Day and Night  ii  ??  AGAINST SUNDAY WORK  To  the  Editor:  I  noticd in a recent  ssue  of  the News that a Sunday mail  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  =Ghinese=Nood!es=  Chicken Chop Suey.  Chinese Tea.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  -T-^ZTTP^^ryF?^^^^^^  Our Business is to Supply the trade with the  best and choicest the  market affords. We'te  doing 'it. Let us have  your next order.  If you want a gentlemen's Cigar  go to  the  BRUNSWICK  in stock  THE "'LE PREFERENCE" (Ten minutoi in Havana).   La Flor De Vallens.    javannah.  '    ' Our Dick. Etc.  If you like a mild cigar try the "Bobby Burns".   Ask the doctor.  to buslnesV for "himself in"the dry \ service may be granted. The Dominion  goods line  Provincial Land Suveyor Wilkie is paying off his men, and  is going to th e coast to do some  work for the C. P. R. He is  not due back untill spring, but  he may be back before that  time  It is improbable that owing to  the prevailing high ocean rates  a considerable portion of the  Canadain Northern Railway rails  intended for sections north and  west of Kamloops will be shipped  across the continent by th?  C.  p.'r.   .':_  The disbusements of the Canadian Northern Railway on account  of construction work in British  Columbia duriug October will  total $1,200,000, as compared  with $1,500,000, during September. The falling off is due to the  restrictiou of operations owing  to wet weather.  '*�� The're all  doing it now!  Doing what?  Bathing at the laundry Baths.  government prohibits Sunday.delivery  at postoffices. The laws of our land  must then be trying to follow as closely  as possible the teaching: "Six days  shalt thou labor." Now the people of  Nocola Vailey, a few of them, disregard this law and want the mails  brought in Sundays. If the postmasters, mail car. iers, and railwaymen arc  forced to work the seven days a week  why stop th~re? Why not hyae our  bity offices, banks, stores, and all  ylaces of business open? The requirement of Sunday labor denotes either  hard times or greed, and.if the people  of lhis. valley pant to do anything,why  not disregard Sunday altogether? If  not, do away with .all unnecessary  Sunday work, and allow the postmaster, mail carriers, railwaymen and others to enjoy the seventh day. Why.  should a distion be made? If it is good  for one to rest and be free on the Sabbath   day,   it   is   equally, good for the  other.  Tonight a's a feature will be shown  3,000 feet portrayiiVg the Wolast-AIor-  an fistic battle.  ROYAL.  Electric RiZcrcr. for Men  KnOSpnonui tn Ug proper tension; restores  vim and vitality. Premature decay nnd nil sexual  weakness averted nt once. PHoHplionol will  Se vou a new man. Price M: a box,.or two (or  *6. Mailed to nnv address. Tho ScobeU l'rug  Co.,St.Cath��rliio8. Out.  AND EMBALMER  Address left with A. F. Runkinei  .  pn   mpt  attention.  N. J. BARWICK  MERRITT ant    .   . : . v  Nicola Phone No. 5.  Merritt Phone No. 20.  XMAS  CALENDARS  for   the   New  Year  with   your  own photo on them.  F     . in new styles at a vari-  et rices.  Postcards   of   yourself,   family  group or yourself.  C. F. Hooper  OPPOSITE SCHOOL  The very deservinf Merritt  Brass Band 'is trying to raise  $100 to purchase uniform so they  may appeal a credit to the'city.  All who appreciate civic pride  and wish to contribute to a worthy cause should send their cash  or check to Secretars Ben Barnes.  The Tillicum Whist  club met  last night at Mr.  and Mrs. J. P.  Boyd's.      The first    prize  for  ladies  was  won   by Mrs.   Gay,  that for  gentlemen  by  R.   C.  Croly and the booby by Mr. Gay.  Refreshments were served and  all voted that that they had had  ^n-Pvftp.llp.nt^time���Every_mem__  ber of the clnb was present  excedt G. B. Armstrong who  hab gone to the coast.  Anniversary services will be  held in the Presbyterian church  on Sunday, December 8.  "The Jinglers", the famous  farce comedy, will be seen at  Central Hall Monday night.  Owing to the absence ot the  pastor who v/as holding service  at'JDot on Snnday afternoon,  Mr! A. R. Carrington, Nicola,  officiated in the Methodist  Church on Sunday Evening last.  The Special Services announced  will deheld this Sunday evening  subject "My Yoke". The Reception Service will be held and the  Sacrament of tho Lord's Supper  will be administered at the close  ! of the regular evening service.  ' The pastor earnestly desires  all members to be present.  Visiting members will be welcomed.  Th9 Epworth League held a  Social Eveninf last Monday night  Their next meeting will be held  on Monday at 7.30 p. m. The  topic held for discussion is "City  Government."  "Dress Renearsal" is part of  the musical comedy that will be  seen at Central Hull Monday evening.  City Council  ���  (Continued from page  one)'  loss is the city's gain.    It  is   a  heavy  loss to me, I can tell you."  Mr. Preist read the note which simply annoused'that Mr. Gay withdrew  his bill.    Then Mr. Gay left the   room.  Aid. Irivir.osaid: "It seems tome that it is up to  me to second that motion.but I won't. I was trying to do Mr. Gay a favor.but he_|c jmes here pit h  a poor scheme. I wanted to make it cleor that ho  did not speak to me about money. You notice he  tells of tho advantage lo the city, but says nothing about theadvantaKe to himself."  Aldr Irvine then moved that thc board of work  make a report nex* meetitgr, v> hen the whole  council shall :foin in reaching a conclusion, and  the motion carried  An cxtendeP dicussionewhich showed oppositin  to using nrisor.ers on public work, was stopped  by tho mayor sayintr that the problem was for  the police commissioncx-s to solve.  Mine Inspector Robsr't Strahan  has gone to Vancouver on  business  T. J. Smith who has been in the  city for the last two weeks has  returned to the coast.  G. B. Armstrong and Murdock  Mclntyre have gone to the coast  ron business  The editor invite3 correspondence for publication in the News  on subj ects of interest to Merritt and tliu Nicola Valley, bu  the letters must not exceed two  hundred and fifty words.   ���  They're all doing it now!  Eoingwhat?  Bathing at the laundry Baths.  FOR SALE  Thoroughbred Airedale puppies  for sale. Dogs $15, bitches $10.  Apply E. Conant Dot. B. C. _  E  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets awd Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merritt  br.de VarTs Female Pills  A reliable French regulator; never (ails. These  Dills are exceedingly powerful ia regulating the  Generative portion of the female system. Refuse  nil cheap imitations. Dr. de Van's are sold at  fB n box. or three lor $10. Mailed to any address.  Tha Scobell Drug Co., St. Catharines, Ont,  IS_*^^5Sr>lf't55i��S___Efi


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