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 ^���'ir  OCT 21 1912  ht  i;^^|ig&aryilprll.  >R1A,  MERRITT, B. C, OCTOBER 18.  1912  Price 5 Cents  Wear  Reform  Clothes  are our best advertisers.  They are prejudiced, of  course, but it is the prejudice of satisfaction.  Once a man wears a Fit-  Reform Suit or Overcoat, it  is significant that there is  no hesitation as to where  to get his next ones.  Men who have never worn  Fit-Reform clothes- may doubt  the ability of one store to produce so much better clothes for  .the money than can be secured  elsewhere, but, the fact remains  that they are always convinced  to their full satisfaction as soon  as they wear one suit of Fit-Re.  form clothes   .  YOU CAN PAY LESS  AND DRESS BETTER  if you wear Fit-Reform clothes,  Let us prove it to you.  Just now we offer some remarkably fine Woolens, Serges,  aed Worsteds, tailored into stylish suits- that will make more  friends for this store.  COME TODAY  A. REID&  George Lindley, son of Henry  Lindley of Lower Nicola, met  his death on the railroad at a  point near the Pooley ranch, between Nicola and Merritt last  Sunday. It is persumed that deceased was asleep. when killed.  According to statements by the  railroad crew, the dead man was  first caught sight of as the' train  rounded the slight curve near  whe-Je he was killed, as the train  was running at about 35 miles an  hour there wasjbut little chance  for the engineer to pull up.  The deceased owned a ranch  located on the road between  Lower Nicola and Canford, and  his presence oij the railway is  accounted for by the fact that  he was working for J. Menzie  who was threshing for Harold  Matthews at the Pooley ranch.  Several small children are left.  Lower Nicola Conservatives in Session  The Lower Nicola and District  Conservative-Association held a|  meeting last Saturday, Dr. J. C.  Stuart," President of the association taking the chair. Among  those present were vice-presidents James Chapman and James  Smith. "Charles Flick, secretary  of the association acted as secretary to the meeting. Charles  Tyner was elected delegate to  attend the B. C. Conservative  convention at.Revelstoke. ��� Other routine business occupier, the  attention of the meeting- until'a  late hour.  New Chief, an old Policeman  '-��� Chief Engleshaw, late of Fernie, now.of the Merritt municipal force, should be a competent  head of the civic police force.  Mr. Engleshaw has seen service  in the Cape Mounted police,  Bechuana police, arid the'Mata-  bele mounted police. Act with  a strongl firm hand, make no  friends, and you will have the  good wishes lof all that is best  and strong in Merritt.  Potlach at Shulus  Night was made hideous during several nights this week by  the yell and shrieks of the Indians at Shulus. The potlach  was apparently given to cele-  bra'.e the finding of the remains  of a local Indian who had been  missing for several months.  Whisky as usual played a prominent part in the celebration.  It seems a pity that nothing can  be done to stop the traffic in  liquor between the low-class  white and the Indians.  CO  J  Lowery Says:  Winter has its joys. The ,f iies  are gone, and the mosquitos no  longer present their bills. The  laugh of the ice-man'is stilled, and  the dust no longer blows across  your,.BrusselsrCarpet^The.b.uzzJ  wagonls sleeping, and fthe bicycle ceases to knock you" off ithe  sidewalk. The chickens "do:not  roost in your "flower garden, and  the summer girl does not hold  you up for ice cream.   " !     '  Before the Cadi  One Zerman, was before the  local stipendiary on Monday,  charged with being drunk and  disorderly.    Fined $5 and-costs.  G. B. Armstrong was fined in  the same court, $1 and costs for  contravention of the Automobile  Act, in not haying a light in rear  of automobile.  With President H. S. Cleasby  in the chair, the Merritt conservatives held a well attended  meeting in Menzies Halj last  Tuesday evening.  After reading and adopting  the minutes of the last meeting  the main business of the mieet-  ing was proceeded with, namely,  the election of two delegates to  the B. C. Conservative convention at Revelstoke., The show of  hands resulted in H. S. Cleasby  and A. Jackson being elected,  with Dr. Tutill and secretary A.  B. Kennedy as alternates. The  meeting also took\ up the question of the Old Cariboo road and  the convention, delegates were  instructed to record their votes  for the upkeep and .maintenance  of this historic but' much lieg-  lected highway.^ This latter  question has already b.en iadvocated in the columns of this  paper bun we, all the same, heartily endorse the resolution of the  meeting1 of Tuesday evening.  i   '   f-O   A Polo Ground for Merritt  The executors of the late William Voght have" placed an excellent proposition before the militia  authorities���one which if carried  through will ensure a permanent  pleasure ground to Merritt citizens for all time to come���to wit.  The ten acre tract upon which  the annual fall fair is held .has  been offered.'as.an armoury���si.te..  should the military authorities  accept, it is proposed to-ask ithe  Nicola Valley Polo Club to put  the grounds into shape .and to  organize a series of weekly polo  matches between valley teams.  I  OWN YOUR  Hay Goes up in���Smoke  Two hay stacks,'on the Voght  estate, the prqptrty of Dan  Munro, the well-known livery  and transfer proprietor, were  burnt to the ground early on  Wednesday morning. The first  alarm was turned in somewhere"  in the neighborhood of 2:30 a.  m. and the local- fire brigade  were soon on the spot but could  do little more than watch :the  progress of the'flames for only  chemical engines aire available  at present in Merritt. We have  been asktd to-jpoint out that the  fire-alarm, although sounded  with great vigor, was not heard  at many points in the city.    ;  Gold Excitement'at Canford ~ ~y. ~ ~~  Considerable local" excitement  has been caused in Canford. by  ��he finding of gold in the Petit  Creek in paying quantities.  Molybdenite has also been found  in small quantities. ��� Many years  ago placer .miners worked this  creek and the signs of considerable work is still visible just  where the old Boston Bar trail  crosses the creek. Several  small quantities of gold are sold  to local storekeepers anuallyj by  individual Indians. -  The Diamond Vale company offers you  .the=oppoi*tun8tyZtbupuiichase a homesite  on the Diamond Vale field, south of the  railway track on easy terms.  Inside Lots 56x120  Going to England  Mrs. Longbottom, of Petit  Creek, accompanied by her two  children will leave -tomorrow for  England. Mr. P. I. Charles of  Canford is also en route for ithe  old country. f  I  Corner  a  50x120  If you pay cash we will reduce these  prices 10 per cent.  TITLE  See  at the Diamond Vale SupplyiCo.  I  8  �����  Turks Lose Heavily  The first pitched battle of the  campaign has resulted in heavy  losses on the part of the Turkish  forces. The-capture ofTBshi  resulted in 3,600 Turks being  taken prisoners.  All-red Car Arrives in Vancouver..  T. W. Wilby, pathfinder for  the all-red route arrived in Vancouver last Monday. Mr. Wilby  stated, in the course of an interview, that the B. C. roads  were the best in   the  Dominion.  The Assizes at Kamloops  For a gross misc.irriage of j :s-  tice commend us tn the casu o  Rex V: Lampreau which c-ame up  for trial at Kamloops last week.  This man, a contemptible half-  breed, broke jail after being, arrested for hprso stealing, later,  he shot at and severely woun'ded  his brother and a f e w days after  this attempt at murder gave  himself up to the police who had  been unable to catch him. This  man was remanded to Kamloops  on a double charge of attempted  murder and theft and was discharged by Justice Morrisson,  there being no prosecution. That  there was no conviction in this  case is to be deplored and a  strict inquiry should be made into the matter by the department  f6r which the Attorney-General  is responsible.  Rex v. Joseph and.Sheena, resulted in a verdict of guilty ard  a sentence of two years in the  penitentiary. The Judge, in his  summing up, made, some just remarks anent the cruelty of stabbing a horse which had done no  harm, we thaiik the judge for  his remarks, such do not of t�� n  come'from the bench in B. C.  We hope the local police wil,  keep an eye on a witness in ihi*  case, for his periodical visits to  Shulus always result in a row or  worse.  Rex v. Tootlatm resulted in a  verdict of guilty and a sentence  of ten years in the penitentiary.  It.should have been twenty feet  of iope and a ten foot drop.  Rex v. Wade and Wade, charged with aggressive assault, resulted in discharge, there beinjr  no evidence to substantiate the  charge.  ^_.Ther^Judge.-made'. some-very  caustic remarks as to.the'manner  in which, some-magistrates carry  out their duties we. think ��� the  judges remarks were.very appropriate. - The judge also considered the municipal and provincial  police forces. admirable bodies  of men, as far as most municipal  police forces are concerned we  are in hearty agreement. The  provincial police collectively are  anything but admirable, were  they so the judge would rot have  been able to felicitate the Grand  Jury on the comparatively few  cases for trial.  from such attacks and it is likely  that from now on that the United  States authority s will take active  steps to protect the more prominent candidates for president-  al honors.  Hero of Quesnston Heights Honoured  in England  A memoral service to corr-  memorate the death of Gener; 1  Sir Issac Brock, who led tie  final charge of the York volunteers, which drove, the American forces helter-skelter from  their strong position on Queens-  ton Ileighte, was Culebrai��.d in  St. Pauls cathedral London last  Monday. Lord Strathcona recited :.the deeds of the gallant  Canadian general in an eloquent  speech, Hon. Geo. E. Foster  also made an able address.  Broke His Ankle  R. J. McGregor, while engaged in painting the Roman Catholic church, fell from the roof, a  distance of 30 feet, and broke  his ankle. We sympathise with  Mr. McGregor, as ihis is usually  a very busy time of the year for  painters, and trust he will make  a speedy recovery. The accident happened Wednesday afternoon.  Consractors at McKay's Ranch  Won! 1 us a me ii.fr> \n- n tl at  ihi' Griii1 No'-th, rri contractors  ;ire iiovv- .it ,\!< K;_.\ '.-raiivh. Otter  Flat. T s iUi'i.v if.al Jo i Collett wiil have to tale a t ii) Out  to his ranch before t.ie contractors yeL bu y.  Peace Between Italy and Turkey  Tne: pleiiipoiciiLicirica uLgltaly  and Turkey signed the protocal  of peace at Ouchy, Switzerland,  last"- Tuesday." * "  Died in Hospital.  O. Oleson, who has been ill  vith typhoid fever for several  veeks, died in the general hos-  oital on Sunday morning and  wrs buried in the local cemetry  on Tuesday.  Colonel Roosevelt Barely Escapes  Colonel Roosevelt, an ex-president of the United States, and a  candidate for a third term at the  White House, was shot at and  slightly wounded last Monday  evening while sitting in a motor  car.preparing to go to Milwaukee auditorium where he was  scheduled to address a meeting.  The Colonel owes.his life tb the  Girl Engineer Marries in  Winnipeg.  Miss Nina Cameron Graham  was married in Winnipeg on  October 10 th to Mr. C. S. Walley,  both bride and bridegroom are  graduates of Liverpool University, and both are Bachelors of  Engineering. Mrs. Walley is the  first lady to take an engineeriug  degree. The introduction of a  woman into the engineering profession caused quite a flutter of  excitement at the outset but the  remarkable ovation accorded  Mrs. Walley when she was invested with her degree was the final  test of her ultimate popularity.  ENJOYABL  U-ider tlie auspices of the  members of the Merritt Dancing  Academy, the above masquerade  ball was successfully carried out  last Wednesday evening. The  floor was good and the costum-s  of the assembled guests -.showed  considerable ingenuity and taste.  Everyone present had "a good  time. We all look,"forward to a n -  petition of the masque under the  same management. Supper was  served in the hall. The music  was excellent and contributed  essentially to the ef.joymeni of  the guests. About two hundred  were present. ~  Following is a partial list of  those present aiid costumes  worn:  Miss Caugherty, nurse; J. Fairfoul  and D. Mueller, pa and ma; J. Leechman, Cairy nation; G. Dickie, lady;  W. Bradley, boy in blue; H. W. Sutcliffe, cook; Mrs. A. K:iy, gipsy queen;  R. Wilkinson, Highlander; W. Aitken,  Highland lady; J. Scott, Indian; Mrs.  Trehearne, gipsy, first prize; Mrs.  Boothroyd, bell girl; Mrs. Fyall, Bed  Riding Hood; H. Boothroyd, Cowboy;  Mrs. T. Archibald, Irish girl; Miss  Jackson, flags of all nations; Katie  McKeating, Queen of Hearts;- W.  Sharp, hobo; John Smith, flags of all  nations; Maggie Stephenson, Martha  Washington; Mrs Myers, Iri.-h girl;  K. Bond, fairy; Jas. S'nith, cowboy;  Mrs. Graham, school girl; C. Mclnnulty,  harem skirt; Mrs. Blair Jtei'd, "gentle-  mnrj; Miss McLaughlin, nurse; W.  ilynes, Shah of Persia; Mrs. Hartley,  Red Riding-Hood;. Polly Priest, Little  Boy Blue; Dora Smith, Queen of Hpartf;  Mrs. Devonshire, blue bell; Mr-*. Booth,  sweet pea girl; Mary Mclnnulty, dancing girl; C. F. Gay, Duiclunan, fiicst  prize; Miss Thomas, nurse; Miss Ethe ���  Whitmore, Japanese girl; Mrs. .Mclnnulty, Irish girl; G. Harrisson, clown;  J. Simpson, two ways; Homer Dark--  nell. Zulu; Helen Hyland, paper serviette; Blair Reid, 17th century gentleman; Chas. Howse, mechanic; Mrs.  Gay, autumn; W. C. Ba.ltz, colored  gentleman; M.- Sherwood, ^iied Riding  Hood;' Miss Donriegan;-" klpoU-hiriiiri";'  Miss Quinville, night; Mrs. Johnson,  just for instance.  $25 Bonus For Every Child Born.  The Australian House of Representatives at Melbourne ;*is  about to pass a bill under whiph  every white mother in the couh-  try will be given a bonus of just  $25 for every child born. The  bonus must be claimed within  three.months of the/birth of the  child. This is the.-most direct  method extant of endowment  for maternity although a kind .of  endowment system is in operation  in boih England and France.  fact that he was wearing a heavy  overcoat of army pattern and  carrying on his person the manuscript of his speech_ for the  evening. Passing through the  great coat and the manuscript  the bullet lodged in the muscular  tissues of the abdomen inflicting  so slight a wound that Colonel  Roosevelt was at first un-aware  that he had been hit. Everyone  in the United States, whether  agreeing with the Colonel's political opinions or not, will condemn the dastardly attempt on  his life.  Throughout the British Empire  all will rejoice that the would-be  murderer failed in. his purpose.  Insanity seems ever to be at*.the  root of these attempt as has been  the case when the persons of  members ' of our Royal , hpuse  have been endangered by similar  attempts. Few rulers are fortunate ���. enough to escape these  murderous, attacks and of late  years many of them have, unfortunately, been successfnl.  Very nearly every country in  the civilized world has had, at  some time or other, its ruler  killed by an armed fanatic or  maniac. Races other than-the  Anglo-Saxon,'generally take precautions to protect their rulers  Left Only Troub'e Behind Him.  D. K. Pearson, a Chicago millionaire, determined to die poor,  so he made donations to various  institutes of considerably over a  million, and, hoped, by so doing,  to leave.this world as penniless as  he  came into, it���but the   poor  A Novel Core for Lampas ^  Lampas is; a swelling of tho  fleshy lining of a horses mouth,  immediately behind the fore  teeth, it will often subside without treatment. The cure "adopted  by an English farrier-.'was to  apply a hot iron to the horses  palate. For so doing the fariier  was prosecuted by the S.. P.C. A.  but the case was dismissed by.  the stipendiary before whom it  was tried. :.  fellow forgot one little item of  $1600, and now his heirs are  fighting for; this crumb which  escaped from the rich mans table.  Granby Copper output.  Theannual report of the Cran-  by company is to hand and cannot be regarded as other than  satisfactory. The rebort shows  $3.90 earned on the stock, which  is an increase of $2.43 per share  on last year's report. On account  of the rise in the price of copper  and the low. cost of operating  during the last half of the fiscal  year the company was enabled  to make.a^net profit of $583,379  as against $216,525 in the previous year.  There will be a dance at the  Middlesboro Club tomorrow,  Saturday night. Ladies admitted free. Gentlemen 75c, including refreshments. :  A special meeting of the Wom-  ans' Auxiliary of the N. V, General Hospital will be held next  Wednesday at 3 p. m. at the residence of Mrs. Dr. Williams.  $450,000 Worth of B. C. Land  Lord Jpicey has recently. purchase1 24,800 ?.cr"<t of m,'x',d farm  and diiry land at l��>r' G-. orvn ,  for which he paid $4C0,000, :This  is one of the largest land purchases ever made by one individual.  Lord Joicey is one of the largest  coal-mine owners in the United  Kingdom, he was created a baron  just-seven-years-ago. .��� - - - -  -  Doctors Resign in Thousand;:  Resigning in thousands from  their club and friendly, society  apointments the doctors in England, Scotland and Wales have  taken first serious step-in their  fight for the fair wage under the  Lloyd George insurance Act.  10,000 doctors required to attend  to the persons who will come under the Act, uuder 2,000' will be  forthcoming and these will suffer a social boycott.      v.  Messrs. Welch and. Stewart  have refused one million dollars  for the Standard mine, a silver-  lead proposition, near New  Hazleton.  At a miner's meeting held last  Monday at Nanaimo it was de-  decided not to strike in sympathy   with    the   Cumberland  miners.  Sir Donald Mann declares that  there is every probability of r.  grain blockade in Western Cad-  ada. The various transportation  companies are making ' every  effort to move the grain. ft��gflk3e^SK2BMr4&<**  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  THE NICOLA   VALLEY   NhWS  Friiva\.  October 18 is 12.  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance  Six months SI. 00  Order Your Coal  NOW  Our a p1 vice to those needing coal this winter  is to secure their supply at ONCE while the  price still remains as heretofore���two tons for  $ 10 de'ivered to any part of the city Coal is  sure to^rise in price and that before long.  Cash'Jmusi accompany all orders or no    delivery  . will  be made.  J. W. ELLIS  Manager  One dollar per inch per month fer regular advertising:. Land and water notices $7.00 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 3C days.  Classified 'advertising:  extra words 2 cents.  10 words for   25 cents  Special rates  vertisinK.  erritt Trans  D. MUNRO, Proprietor. PHONE No. 17. MtRRITT. B. C.  furnished for large contract ad  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt. BC  Phone 25.  New Coldwater  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  [COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  W. MclNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  TS M ft DJEW/T^U f\C. fi; A JM_  PROPRIETOR  :Dealers in=  -f'  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of=  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Eresh  Fish always  on  hand.       0 rders  receive prcm  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  (.Eastwood  Manager.  erritt Lumber Yard  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  Two;,car loads of Cedar Fence Posts  and Pickets.  SPECIALLY LOW PRICES.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  THE   CITY  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.     -       -     Spacious Rooms.  Excellent.'raccommodation.     -   Well lighted thioughcLf.  '������ Choice Liquorsfand Cigars.  Special attention   to-]', commercial trade.  Rates $1.50..'per day.:  Special Rates by the month  THE WORM TURNS  Somewhat severe criticism has  been the portion of the '"News"  cOnseqent upon the   publication  of some salutary  remarks in our  editorial columns of last week's  issue.    We  have peen   forcibly  buttonholed in the public streets,  we  have been  spoken  to very  strongly in the club and one or  two urgent   messages    (charges  collect) have deen .hurled at us  per telephone���yet we survive.  Champions of  the city  fathers  have expounded the  pound   bylaw and  have quite   convinced  us that there is a deal to be said  from  the city   point    of "view.  Certain citizens who have good  gardens,   quite   unfenced   from  range or  domestic  cattle,   have  demonstrated    that   no    range  cattle should be allowed within  twenty miles of the town hall,  and that these cattle men should  be sent, holus bolus, "to the penitentiary.    On  the  other   hand,  the merchants of the city, or some  of them,  declare that they have  no wish to see the big ranchers  treated in  an arbitrary manner  and that all roads should lead to  Merritt. The city "fathers, or some  of them, argue that the civic: bylaws  are akin  to  those  of'the  Medes and Persians, ..which altered not.    To our various interlocutors we have ever given the soft  answer,   which   does   not   turn  away    advertising     patronage,  for we are anxious to retain our  editorial seat and have no desire  for the management to fire us  back into tne woods from whence  we came.    Segregation has been  the subject of the  congregation,  some  have   eyed- us. askance,  others have passed us by with a  knowing   smile   and  tongue   in  cheek, others have stoutly charged us with deeds akin to the spies  of Joshua, others who  know, us  to be the  father of a hopeful  family have grasped' us by . the  hand and assured us, with pursed  lip and puritanical  mien,   that  they will not go that way home  any more.  The subject of extra pay for  the- local stipendiary has been  fruitful of much discussion in  whish personalities have played  a not unimportant part, with the  purely personal aspect of the  subject we have nothing to  bring forward for we are: of  the opinion that the merits: or  demerits of any particulai 'subject are better discussed without  personalities, which in our hum-  =ble'Uu^erstarMin^ai^ys_embit^  ter argument. Sufficient for us  to say that nearly every one in  the city agrees with the dictum  of the official we quoted last  week���$75 per month is none too  much to pay our local stipendiary  magistrate, whether the present  oocupant or another.  PASSING OF THE REDSKIN  In  spite  of the  solicitude of  many ancient maiden   ladies  in  England and elsewhere, the redskin   of   the    plains    and   the  mountains is surely passing fr.om  among the races of mankind. As  far, as British  Columbia is concerned a huge sigh of relief will  escape when the  last Siwash is  gathered to his fathers, the race  will  be  mourned  only by those  who lived  by and from the Siwash iri his lifetime.    There can  be.no doubt in the mind of'anyone who has  lived a decade or  more west of  the Rockies  that  each succeeding year, from now  on, willsee more arid more pressure brought to  bear upon the  authorities, looking towards tne  abrogation,    of      the      fertile  stretches of vacant land  usually  known     as     Indian   Reserves.  [Hardly  without   exception   the  J Siwash, as a civilized being, isa|  distinct  and   misrrable failure,  yet yearly   reports  are  read   to  credulous:    audiences    throughout   the   Empire.      Year   after  year,    imposing     buildings   are  raised, to the glory  of God,' and  the use of the Indian.    The cost  of  these  buildings ccould be infinitely     better     employed     in  transporting to Canada  some of  the  vigorous  manhood starving  in  England  upon   the  pay of a  ten year old Canadian boy. Pushed   and   advised   by   his   false  white friends,   the  Indian   himself is hastening  the   debacle of  his race by taking, every opportunity  to  antagonise   his white  conqueror by means  of  appeals  to  courts  and  rulers   who have  no  sympathy   for   his   race! or  cause.    Every  town   of importance   in    British    Columbia   is  handicapped  by   the fact that a  vacant tract of land, that no man  may use, lies in the  road of improvement;-    Seabird   Island is  quite  large enough    for every  Indian living below Agassiz, and  the  Kamloops   reservation  plus  additional  consolidated  acreage  in the Okanagan.and   the Nicola  would be amole  room for every  Siwash in the upper country.  We would suggest that the  goyernment sell the surplus land  at present denominated Indian  Reserve and invest the proceeds  for the benefit of our fortunate  red brother. Much has been  made of the cry that the Province of British Columbia has  never been wrested from the  Siwash by force of arms, this is  of course a quibble, for the Indian of the province has always  known, since the day the first  whiteman set foot in the aboriginal hunting grounds, that his  suri'has set and his lodge scattered.  Right at the gates of Merritt  lies a tremendous coal field,  sealed by the Dominion government as Indian Reserve, there  can be no question that this  large area would have been producing coal were it not that:the  facts are as stated above. North  Vancouver, as a city, has Indian  troubles, and Esquimalt, one of  the finest natural harbors in,the  world and an important military  station is closed to improvement  by the-bug-bear of 1-5 ritish Columbia��� an Indian Reserve.. Had  the Indians of the proving at  any time in their history shown  a spark of manhood or bravery  one would have more respect;for  them, but their whole .history,  as narrated.by whitemen in close  touch with them, is opr long  drawn out tale of murder, massacre and starvation as tribe  after tribe struggled for possession of the more habitable  valleys and choicer strpams, or  some well known tract of drer  country.-  WATER NOTICE  For a Licence to Take aud Use Water.  Notice is hereby given that The Inland Development Company, Limited;  will apply for a licence to take arid use  four cubic feet per second of water out  of the South Fork of the West Fork of  Otter Creek, which flows in an easterly  direction through Crown Land near the  Otter Summit arid empties into-the  West Fork of Otter Creek near the  Otter Summit. The water will be diverted at a "point about 500 feet from  the mouth of the South Fork arid will  be used for municipal purposes on the  land described as Crown land. -."������?  This notice was posted on the 27th  day of September, 1912. The application will be filed iu the office of the  Water Kecorder at Nicola..''. '"  Objections may be filed with the saicL  Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water Rights. ParliamentBuild-  ings, Victoria. B. C.  The Inland Development Co.... Ltd.  Applicant.  34-38     '..��������� By R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  WATER NOTICE  For   a   Licence to Take and Use Water.  Notice is hereby given that The Inland Development Company, Limited,  will apply for a licence to take and use  four cubic feet-per second of water out  of the South Fork of-the West Fork of  Otter Creek, which flows in an easterly  direction through Crown land near the  Otter summit arid empties into the  West Fork of Otter Creek near the  Otter Summit. The water will be diverted "at a point about 500 feet from  the mouth of the South fork and will  be used for power purposes on the land  described as Crown land.' .  This notice was poste I on the ground  on the 27th day' of September, 1912.  The application will u be filed in j the  office of the Water Recorder at Nicola.  -��� Objections may be filed with the said  Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament  Buildings, Victoria, B.C.  The Inland Development Co., Ltd.  Applicant.  34-38 R, Z. Chandler, Agent.  Land Act  Yale Land District.      District of Yale.  Take notice that James J. Warren of  Penticton, li.. C, occupation Railwaj  "President, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands :  Commencing at a post planted on  banks of Coldwater River about 40  chainsnorth .of the northeast corner ol  Lot 613, thence north 40 chains, thence  east 40,'chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence wtfi. 40 chains to point of commencement and containing 160 acres  more or less.  JAMES J.  WARREN.  R.  Z. ���Chandler. I.ocatoi  Dated August 23, 1912. '        2S-;;8  We rather dislike touching  anything after it has been handled by the Coalmont Courier and  up to date we have refrained  from doing so, however, the  Merritt correspondent of the  "Courier" has drawn our attention to himself. This gentleman wishes the ','Nicola Valley  News" to be exterminated and  no doubt has excellent reason  for~so"wi thing.    We  are in possession of the police history of a  certain gentlemen and it would  make tolerably :nteresting reading to the general public. We  rather wish that nasty personalities could be avoided in newspapers but , certain brands of  newspaper men have no conception of what constitutes news  and what vulgar slang.  LAND ACT  Yale Land District.' Di diet of Yah  Take.notice that'I, A. W. Aliiott, ol  Victoria, B. C., occupation J-Si okc r, 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, ti'jence south 80 chains,  thence east 80 chain's to place" of commencement and containing 640 acres.  ALEXANDER WOOD ALLIOTT  C. L. Betterton, Agent.  Aug 20th, 1912. 32-41  LAND ACT  Yale. Land District. '. District of Yale  Take notice that I,.W. G. Aliiott,- of  Victoria, H. C. oo-upation accountant,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands : .  Commencing at a post planted at;the  north-east corner of Lot 588, Yale District, thence north 80 chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence south 80 chains';  thence west 80 chains^to- place of 'commencement and containing 640 acres.  WILFRID GORDON ALLIOTT  C. L.   Hetterton, Agent.  August 20th; 1912. y     32-41  The Unimpeachable Egg  Speaking of the relation of good  eggs to disease Sir James Crich-  ton Browne said: "Fresh eggs  are wanted, mere 'eggs' won't  do! The egg was a biological  microcosm, and we ought to do  all possible to obtain unimpeachable eggs for the sick of this  country.        ���   ' :������������'���   i  The Hobble Skirt Responsible  The continuance of the hobble  skirt fashion has been ^sponsible for heavy losses in the textile trades of all countries. The  reduced amount of material'  needed for womrns dresses' had  cut down the output of all woolen  mills, We married men see no  proportionate decrease in the  amount of the wife's dress bill.  Notice to Creditors  IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE  OF JAMES POOLEY,.late of Nicola in. the County of "ale'in the  Province of B. C, DECEASED.  Notice is hereby given that all per--  sons having claims'or demands against  the late Ja^es Pooley who died on or  about the Twentieth day of September,  1911, at Nicola aforesaid, are required  to send by Post prepaid or to deliver to  the undersigned, one of the Executors,  under the Will of the said James  Pooley, their names and addresses and  full particulars ih writing of their  claims and statement of their accounts  and the nature of the securities if any,  held by them.  And Take. Notice that after the  Twenty-seventh day of October, 1912,  the Executors of the said Estate will  proceed to distribute the assets of the  said deceased among the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to  the..claims of which they shall then;  have .had notice, and that"' the" said  Executors will Vnot be liable for the  said Assets or any part thereof to any  person t; of whose claim they shall not  then have received notice.  Dated at Nicola, B C, the 25th day  of September, 1912.  THOMAS HESLOP  Executor  Electric Restorer for Men  Phosphonol restores every nerve In the boiy'    i. to its proper tension; restores  vim and vitality. Premature der:> v and alt sexual  weakness averted at once. Pliosphonol will  i..ake you a new man. Price (8 a box, or two for  J5. Mailed to any address. Tho SeoboU Drug  Co., St. Catharines. Ont.  i amends  As the sun holds sway among ihe luminaries in the firmament, the diamond will ever reign as monarch among the  rprecious stones. Buy-a flawless diamond of the first watt r  and you have an investment whose value can never depreciate through time or circumstance. Our Diamond Rings in  single, twin, three and five stone settings are unique, and  nothing can beat our gem rings in w'iioh diamonds and other  precious stones are blended with perfe-t art.  SIMPSON & CRANNA  JEWELERS.  H  Bf  ?���  '���&  ���ft  igs^aa^awaaag-ja'  ontrea  Establshed   1817.  Head   Offce    Montreal  Capital - ...  Reserve and Undivided Profits  $16,000,000.00  $16,855,185.36  A  Savings Bank Department  UMerest ttllowtt! at  current rau*s.��    "  general  banking business  iivt ! / u .1 i  'branches in nicola valley  MEUUITT :-- NICOLA  A. W.STRICKLAND, Manager.  _   Kicjpla Agency "pen nn Tni'fdjus and  Fiids-vs ��� onlv.  ���"������.; Back to the ' traditions of Oiir. j'oieii theis snd emphasize the importance ol' i he hunie to i ur ���_ rcspi j iiy, it tautes Ihinldi.g pecple  to stop and c ns.der. Tiuly, tie Lome is the most sacred of our  possessions, nut alore because of its far-reaching influence on our  morals, but al>o I ecause it is the bulwaik of., our comfort, happiness and succe.-s. Too much -.sacrifice to attain a home'is almost impo si hie. l-ut thu sacrifices required these days with the  high quality of luinbur we < ffer are nothing compared to those of  your parents. 'Di- lumber is laid c'own at vour deer smoothly  dres-ed, kiln diied hi d n.t mostly to the exact size so that the  que-iimn of lub'-r is redue<-d t<> the minimum. 'Twould f urprise  you how far a few hu i. ie.l doll.-us v ill go towards building when  propeily spent. C<.n-.e in aid we'li talk it over.  "There's  No  place Like Home"  VANCOUVER   LUMBER   CO'Y.  MERRITT, B. C.  J. F. WALKER,  Manager.  TRY  eed 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,  Giound Shell and Mealmeal.    Right for Cash.  Brick, Lime, Cemenr and Plaster  O. K. TRANSFER COMPANY  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors    and   .Builders  MERRITT, B   (. ';���',  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS  FURMSffFD.  ALL   WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-C! ASS.  With many years of practical experfen  e. ve arc p'cpr.Tc!  to   handle   any   kind   of   Buildii g   Consti nrti< n    Wotki  VOGHT STREET  WING ING,  Proprietor.  EXCELLENT C.U^INE.  Not only  thes'best,. but  a .!�� rig   v ay  �� I..c .- d  of (he next  best.  -<XiX  iifo  M  etroDoIJtan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The "hoiYest  of  IVrf, n rln.r, c tc-., >lu ;<}��.  it  I jnd  Fresh Fish,   Ktf&s ami Vegetables.  T. HESLOP,  ProP.  y  !  m  71.  '< 'X  )���������'!  Nil  7  tfj  ���i  m 'irSMESI__��-'.ifuiL??&^  Friday, October 18; 1912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  K. OF P.  Nicola Valley  Lodge No. 46,  meets in Reid's  Hall every Wed  nesday night at 8  p. m. All visiting  brethren are cordially invited to  attend.  Knight W E. Johnson, Knight W. Cranna,  C. C K. R. S  F.  Court Nicola No.  8931 meets the 2nd  and 4th Thursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  R oom,. Barwick  Block Nicola, B.  C. Visiting brethren cordially ' invited to at lend.  Geo. L. Murray C. R.  H, H. Matthews, 'Sec.;:;  A.F.& A M.  Nicola.Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the second  Tuesdayofeach  month at 8 p.  m.   Sojourn-  ng brothers cordially invited.  S. J. Solomon Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Ai mslrong's Slore  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Floating Dock Test.  The battle-cruiser Lion has  successfully eT.ieicdVtfti; new d��-.y  dock at Sheorness her nominal  displacement being '26,50.0 tons.  As soon as the cruiser was in the  dock the pnmping. engines were  started to expel the water  ballast by which the dock had  been sunk, three hours after the  Lion had eutered she" was clear  of the water and a dead weight  of 32,000 tons had been praised.  The dock will accommodate any  battle-ship now afloat.  ! Numbers   Likely   to   be   Engaged   in  Lord Roberts' Birthday Message.  The last day in Septerhper,  Field-Marshal Lord Roberts of  Khandahar, celebraed his eightieth birthday. Ai'ter^ receiving  the congratulations of the British  Empire, from ^ King George  downwards, the veteran, soldier  said:  "'������ "It is the duty of every, able-  bodied man, high or low, rich or  poor, to.:defend "his country in  time'of national danger. To  perform this duty efficiently he  must be trained in time of  peace." .'������.���:���."  Grimsby Trawler Arrives in Victoria.  The steam trawler Triumph  arrived in Victoria this week,  her captain reports a rough das-  sage. The Triumph is one of the  fleet belonging to the British  Columbia Fisheries Ltd.;-,. a company recently organised by Sir  George Doughty one of the largest owners of fishing vessels in  tne Unitsd Kingpom.  H. R. M. Christie, B.Sc, R.C.L.S.  P. J. Di.wson, 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.  Great Activity in Wpolich Arsenal  Not since the South African  war has there been so much activity as at present, :in the Imperial arsenal at Woolwich. The  activity is greatest in the heavy  gun department and- in the  manufacture of explosives. The  existing staff of over eight  thousand men has been put upon extra time.  Balkans  It may. interest our readers to  know that the approximate numbers of the various armies either  now fighting in the Balkan Peninsular or likely to become involved in the hostilities now proceeding are as follows:  Roumania can put into the  field upwards of 170,000 men;  Bulgaria the strongest of the opponents of Turkey can place in  line 235,000 soldiers; Seryia the  erstwhile opponent of Bulgaria  can mobilize some 110,000 men;  gallant little Montenegro, who  has been the first of the Balkan  States to throw down the gage  of battle has an army of but  30,000; the Greeks who are better traders than fighters, can  mobilize in the neighborhood of  50,000. Against these potent  adversaries the.Turk can swiftly  mobilize upwards of 300,000  splendid fighting men, were sufficient funds forthcoming the  Turkish Empire could bring  their strength up to some 1,200,-  000 men and 1000 cannon. The  greatest danger is not that Turkey and all the above states will  become involved, but in the  movement of Austrian troops  towards the frontier, and the  test mobilization now in progress  in Russia Poland.  THE O0NTINUOUS  GROWTH OF  can mean but one thing���that  the service it renders its customers makes for permanent  business relations.  with more than 55 years of  con  tinuous growth and   satisfactory  .service, invites  Savings and Business  Accounts  CAPITAL     -    -   -     -   -     $4,608,050  REST   ----:---   5,008,050  Incorporated 1855.  100 Branches in Canada.  MERRITT BRANCH  A. ti. B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  Naval  and  Military  Tournament!  for  B. C. y  At a meeting held;in Victoria,  Saturday October 5th, it was  decided to inaugurate a Royal  Naval and Military tournament  on lines similar to the well-known  spectacle aunually held in London, Eng. ;  Any person interested in the  scheme is requested to communicate with the temporary secretary. Major Beale, 917 Douglas  St. Victoria B, C. It'is proposed  to hand over the profits to a  f uud to be created to help service  men who have fallen .upon hard  times.  Open Day and Night  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Chinese Noodles  Chicken  Chop Suey.  Chinese Tea.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  Harness and  Saddlen/  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  Nicola ��� rierritt  PIONEER  BARBERSHOP  Dickie & Norman - Proprietors  ' We guarantee you first class  work.    Razors honed.  Next  door  to   Brunswick   Pool  Room.  No Shooting Allowed  Anyone   found   trespassing   on    the  prsperty  of  the   undersigned   will   be  prosecuted.    By order  ..." .  ^���= ~~MOlR~&~BOND   Norfolk Ranch. Fish Lake, B. C.  E  AND COALMONT  TO  VANCOUVER  The Indian as a Voter  . The Anglican Synod, lately-in  convention at Prince Rupert,  passed some:- .yery.:. remarkable  resolutions regarding the Indians  of " the" northern? country and  "the privileges and responsibilities ��� of full 'Citizenship". We  have but a passing acquaintance  with the .Siwashes of these regions, but we imagine that citizens who meet the advanced  guard of civilization with threats  backed" by loaded rifles are not  altogether ripe for the "responsibilities" alluded to. The Synod  also stated that the Siwashes had  a very real greivaiice in the eternal land question.' We think  that if the Synod as a body  would go tack to London or  some other of the large cities of  the old country they would find  plenty, of savages of "their own  race, in possession of the franchise, who were in urgent need  of their ministration. The absence of the Synod from 'British  Columbia would * be beneficial to  the Indians, for the churches  have been one of the causes of  the widespread unrest among  the Indians,'' for Synods of all  clerical-brands-have^persistently.  aided and abetted the Indians  {in their absurd claims to lands  that passed from their possession  years ago never to return, in  common honesty the churchmen  should tell the Indians that there  is not a ghost of a chance of  getting more land, but that Indian land will get less and less  as the years go by. You are  churchmen gentlemen���be honest.  Most^Luxurious   Auto Service in  B.  C. Oer the most   Picturesque  Route in Canada.  Leaves Coalmont Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, making  connection with C. P. R-  train for Vancouver at Merritt.  Leaves Merritt Monday, Wednesday and Friday on arrival  of train from Vancouver.  For  special   rates   and  appointments apply  COALMONT-MERRITT  AUTO SERVICE  J. H. Jackson,    Prop., Tulameen.  Agents: Merritt. M. Mclntyre,  Coldwater Hot-1; Tulameen,Tulameen Stage Co.; Coalmont, Coalmont Truck ��� & Transfer Co.;  Princeton, A. E. Howse Co. Ltd.  "Packed" Eggs are Made to Blush  At a demonstration meeting  of an English Agricultural Society the contents of a small phial  were poured into a receptacle and  eggs of varyingage dipped therein . some of the more ancient eggs  "blushed" a visible pink while,  the new-laid stock retained their  usual colour. The Society's buying agents have all been.provided  with the solution so that palming  off stale eggs for fresh will be  rather a hard matter for the  future. Thrifty housewives  caught bv the Societys agents  will blush, as. welljas the eggs  they are trying to sell as new-  laid.  r  "\  N. V. General Hospital  The  Annual Meeting  of the subscribers to the hospital  will  be held in the City Hall on  Friday, October 25  commencing at 8 p. m., prompt,  BUSINESS :  DirectorsLReport  Plumbing    nd  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP��� Repairing of  oil kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Al-  ber.ta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of  the Province of British Columbia, may  be leased for a term of twenty-one  years at an annual rental of $L an  acre. Notmorethan 2,560 acres will be  leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district, in which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions,'^ sections, and in unsurveyed  territory the tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded, if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchant  able output of the mine at the rate of  five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such  returns should be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W.  CORY,  Deputy Minister of rhe Interior  N.B.��� Unauthorised publication of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  %777  (7  SSSiM talllfei.  yy?y  "��ffi''"._sS_-  ?f.'*-^i(!l?5  \&&4&)5  Western Lines  West of Revelstoke  v..  G lection of Board for 1913.  A cordial welcome is given to all  FUNERAL  DIRECTOR  AND EMBALMER  Address left with A. F. Rankine,  druggist, will receive prompt  attention.  '  N. J. BARWICK  MERRI   lrJ   in    d NICLA  Nicola Phone No. 5.  Merritt Phone No. 26.  L is interested and should knoiv  about the -wonderful  Marve,  WgJcS,a��  Ask your drngpist  it.  If bo ennnot supply  tho  MARVJCL, accept no  other,__bat send_stamp for -___    ,  trated book���sealed.   It gives full  particulars nnd directions invaluable  to_adies.^VINDSORSUPPI.YCO..WIndsor.Oiit  General Agents for Camilla.  Electric Sleep at Will  Electric sleep, to be "turned oh"  or "turned  off" at-will,  is Vy  alluring promiso held out to tho^e  onffering from  insomnia,   by  a  German scientist.    So far; electric sleep has only been  produced  in'rabbits and  dogs,   but  these  ; animals-have been  so free from  ill-effects that itis i bought thai  human being can bo nil* jected t<^  the same treatment. without a* >  danger.    The electric current i>  applied to the b.'ise-of the bntin  and sleep iutiueed thereby.    The  animals snbj :ctcd  to   th<-��   It'eay  incuts  returned   to their norm;,  wakei'u'.ri fs wi'hin a  mii.uto o  the  current  being    turned-, oil'.-  But   how    al out    the    hrainl-'sy  people who suffer from insoainai?  If you wane a gentlemen's Cigar  go to  the  BRUNSWICK  in s  tock  THE "LE PREFERENCE  (Ton minutei in Havana)  Our Dick. Etc.  If you like a mild clear try tho "Bobby Burns  La Klor Do Valletta.     Savannah.  Ask ilio doctor.  John E. Hays  Shoe Repairing Shoe Shining  Clothes Cleaned and Pressed  We have opened in the noy building opposite  llv Sunshine Theatre and we ask a share. o?,the  ���patronage of th ��� citizens of Meiritt.  We   will   also   buy  ard- sell   second   hand  Shoes  and  Clothing.  Train leaves 12.40 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.25.  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation r e s e r v ed  and complete passage booked to any .part of Great Britain or from Great Britain  to Canada. -If sending  for your friends purchase  your ticket here and avoid  the risk of sending money.  Forrates and railings apply  to   '  77L  *iy~~y  WM  W  ��� ���, /������'.'  ^yxM^y^ii  rirp? X^y~M'WMt\Xf^  4*0  *y  ������STJ  d__k   ��.A.'W  IS  an  GURK��Y-��XFORD  lent   RANGE  iff*  ,-i. 2. IX.  A business Is- kept -ap-i.o~rj&."ce because it means a  difference between pref"': c-.nJ loss.' The successful  Lusmess uses ouch modern time-and-labof-savers as  typewriter j, adding machines and electricity. Woman's  work in tbe Lome is also a matter bf profit and' loss.  If she has improved and modern tools, she cairis time  and leisure and better results. If she has old-fashioned  ideas to contend with, she loses energy and effort  and peace of mind  The Gurney-Economizer is the. greatest single  improvement ever devised to simplify cooking. It  regulates the fire and heat of the oven with one  direct motion. The heat of the fire is distributed by  a scientific arrangement of flues that keeps the oven  uniformly heated. The grates hold the fire on the  least possible surface.  The Gurney-Oxford Range is a most efficient  piece of houschcIJ furniture. It puts the kitchen, on  the same ]abcr-��avingr7 up-to-date basis as a successful  business. y        :  The R  ci^Ierritt Mercantile Co.  Merritt* B. C.  M  Agent  M. SHORE  Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger   Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliable French regulator; never fails. These  pills are exceedingly powerful in regulating: the  Generative portion of the female system. Refuse  all cheap imitations. Or. de Van's are sold at  *5 a box, or three lor *10. Mailed to any address.  Th* Scobell Drug Co., St. Catharine*, Out.  -j  We're Doing It!;  Doing What?  All the Job Printing in Town  ��^,q?s,'^v\,vv ���* ���  You  may be  paid  $50  in Cash for  improving your  walk like this  *  108 Canadian farmers will  receive cash   prizes    (twelve   in  each  Province)  in our big  1912 FARMERS' PRIZE  -      CONTEST  WE held .a co "test last year in which 36 prizes  were  offered.     This year there will be three times as   many  prizes (108) and therefore three t nies as many chances for you  to win one of them.      You do not have to use a large quantity ot  cement   to win   a   prize.      Many of last  year's   prize-winners  used  comparatively ^little - cement.  THERE will be four   rrlzes  (First.   ISO;   Second  ��c.   ThlrJ    _t1��>    Fourth.   S10) in   each   clasi  ��Vi'ij  ��  l��  THK contest is divided ir.u three classes and In only  one if these (Class "A") does the amount of  rr~riitu.nl count in drcidint jirize winners. Class  "H" ii lor dVini. the best concrete work (the size  makes no difference). Class "C" is forsendinc in the  1). tt and clranv-t description of ho�� ��ny piece of  concrete vork was ilt.ni1.  _li__.bO      .���������*.*     .....           $25; Third. $15: Fourth. S10) in each class  in each Province. Thus you have only to com  pete with other farmers In your own Province,  and not with those In all parts of Canada. This  rives you the best possible chance to win a S5U  prize.  0' \^Jy'  TT rrvrej NOrHT^S TO ENTFR���There arc absolutely no "strlni.s" to this offer.     There is no entry fee or red tape to bother  'ramwD \. .       hj, 2 Prize Contest." on a post card and mail it.o-daj>.    AddreM Publicity Manager, '  Canada Cement Company   Limited,  503 Herald Bldg.,   Montreal THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday.  October 18 1912,  DRUGGIST  Drugs  Medicines  Sundries  Stationery  Tobaccos  Magazines  Lending Library  Local News  John Marquart was a visitor  to Merritt and Coutlee on Friday.  A. Sapandowski, of ;the Mammette Lake road, was in town  today. He reports crops good in  his section.  His Worship Mayor Eeid returned from coast points early  in the week.  Vw  _o������.  T. J. Smith left for the coast  yesterday. He expects to return to Merritt early next week.  John Bull Has Big Income.  The United Kingdom has an  income . of $5,229,168.775, this  is income, boys, not capital.  The old country has sent abroad  duriug the last five years somewhere in the neighbourhood of  $2,135,000,000. These figures  will prove to those open to reason  that the old country is not decadent aud that the worst thing  that could happen to the United  Kingdom would be a big war.  m.  ANGLICAN CHURCH  Sunday, Oct. 20th.  Merritt���3 p.m.  Nicola���11 a. m.  and 7.30 p.  J. Thompson,  Vicar.  _o   R. Z. Chandler arrived in town  Thursday evening from the Cold-  water country.  Murdock Mclntyrellhas taken  in hand his own stuctural alterations. He states that it is  impossible to get local contractors  to stay with his building Luntil  completion. There is a great  deal of building going on in the  city and all contractors are rushing work alternately.  Doc McPhail left on today's  stage for Granite Creek. Doc  expects to be away several  months.  Remember the dance at the  Middlesboro Club tomorrow  night.  S. J. Solomon, W. M. of the  local lodge of Masons is expected back from the coast this evening.  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Sunday, Oct. 20th, 1912.  Merritt���Divine  Service,  7.30  p. m.  2.30 p.m., Sunday School.  All welcome.  Rey. J. A. Petrie,  Pastor.  See F. A. Reid & Co's., window  of exhibits, attained by I. C. S.  training, and ask about guessing  contest forlfree course.  There will be a concert and  dance in Pooley's Hall, Nicola,  on Friday, October 25th. Admission 50c.  Surveyors and others opera-  ting"around the headwaters of  Petit Creek and the Coldwater  report parties of prospectors  working in this country,  Mr. Adamson came down from  the-Turner ranch at Aspen Grove  on Wednesday and returned with  a party in Peterson's car.  Major H. H. Matthews, commanding the local militia squadron will go.to Winnipeg in November to take a course of instruction.    ...  E. A, Richardson, the representative of McLennan McFeely  the well known hardware firm  paid Merritt his usual visit on  Thursday and Friday.  Mr. Carry a railroad locator  well known in this district was  in town for several days this  week. He had no information'  to give out although we presume  his visit to the valley was not  altogether for the sake of his  health.  CATHOLIC CHURCH  Sunday, Oct. 20th.  10 a. m. Mass.  2 p.m.   Catechism   and  Bible  History.  7 p.m.  Rosary   and   Benediction.  Jas. Wagner, O.-M. I.  Pastor.  LOST  Between Merritt and Nicola a heavy  woolen lap robe (green with fringe).  Finder will be rewarded by returning  to Merritt Mercantile Co., Merritt, or  The A. E. Howse Co., Nicola.  Inspection by C. P. R. Off idols.  . Mesrs A. E. Stevens and Traffic  Superintendent Graham went up  to Nicola Thursday evening on  the annual* tour of inspection.  Both gentlemen walked down the  track to Merritt Friday morning.  W. A. of N. V. Gemeral Hospital  Will hold Progressive Party from 8  to 10 p. m., and Dance from 10 to 12  p..m., Menzie's Hall, November 5th.  Refreshments.    50c admission.  MRS.  (DR.) WILLIAMS, Secy.  LOST  Lost���26 feet of chain on Sept.  26th. Finder will be suitably  rewarded by returning same to  Smith's big barn on Diamond  Vale Townsite.  The annual general meeting  of .the Nicola Valley General  Hospital will take place tonight  in the City hall. All subscribers  are invited to attend:  Chas. Fossett, of North Bend,  assistant roadmaster accompanied the C. P. R. inspection party  during their tour of inspection.  Mr. H. Millar, manager of the  Western Dominion Lands, Ltd.,  left, for the coast on Thursday.  Mr.. Millar is busy sizing up the  the. possibilities of the valley  with a view of placing its good  =points=before=his"directors=WheTr  he. returns   to England,      Mr.  Millar will be in the vailey again  in the course of a few days.  Irrigation  Irrigation in the Dry belt is  a matter of course,' the plethoric j  purses! of our local farmers  bears out this statement���but a  truce to flippancy���we started  this article with the intention of  talking about irrigation as applied to raising crops���and we  will carry out that intention, if  we can. The net duty of water  represents the best use of water  only when sufficient: water is applied to give the best crop production and when the losses of  perclation and evaporation are  eliminated as.much as practicable by skilful application of water and proper cultivation. The  water applied to the soil is disposed of in four ways:  A part is  UNDERTAKER  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets a��d Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Graph Ave. Merritt  Another of their delightful  tennis teas is to be given by the  ladies of Nicola tomorrow afternoon. A number from Merritt  have been invited.  Concert  and Dance  Pooley's Hall  NICOLA  FRIDAY  October 25th  Admission   -    50c.  useTTTo produce plant growth!  a part is lost by evaporation from  the soil; a part is lost by percolation into the soil  beyond  the  reach of plant roots; a part is  lost by the waste of water at J  the  ends  of fields or furrows.  To obtain  the maximums-benefits   from   irrigation  the water  should be  uniformly distributed  throughout the soil down to the  lower  ends of the roots,   that  which passea beyond  the  reach  of  the  capillary  reach   of   the  roots is wasted and only by careful irrigation  is it possible   to  minimize the loss by percolation.  Sandy soil underlaid with gravel  is the most difficult to handle to  prevent   percolation   losses   but  they may be made small by using  frequent   irrigation   applied    in  light quantities, and by laying  out the  distribution   system so  that the water does not have to  travel  long distances.    For the  orchards of British Columbia as  well as  for  other  field   crops,  I with the exception of some level  lands devoted  to growing hay,  furrow irrigation is the only feasible method.    The proper grade  depends on the volume of water  f to be carried and on the charac  ' ter of the soil, it is best to have  sufficient velocity to prevent the  growth of water plants.  Corporation of the City of Merritt  Voters List  The closing date for taking declarations of HOUSEHOLDERS AND LICENCE HOLDERS is October 31��t.  Make your declarations at once,  forms may be had on application to the  City Clerk.  Declarations can be made before any  Notary Public, Justice of the Peace,  Stipendiary or Police Magistrate or the  City Clerk.  Property owners have till the end of  November to get their names put.on  the Voters list, but it is up to the property owner to see that it is actually on  the list. Owners of Agreements of  sale must produce the written consent  of the registered owner__of the property-  allowing them  to  vote, the registered  owner cannot then qualify on that prop  erty.  HARRY PRIEST,  City Clerk.  For that quiet game  try  The Merritt  Pool Room  Everything in   first-  classgshape.   Tables  A I.  Cigars, Cigarettes,  Toaccos, Soft  Drinks, Candies, etc.  OPPOSITE  POST OFFICE  Watch   our   blackboard   for  latest sporting news.  SID MEARON and  FRANK BARNES, Props  I  4  i  Men's Fall Suits  Men's Extra Trousers  Boys' 3-piece Suits  $11.00 to $35.00  -#2.50 to $7 50  $450 to $10.50  Boys' 2-piece Bloomer Suits   - 4.50 to 8.50  Boys' Norfolk Suits  &8&&*2��23&EttttZZ!Z2S3Z&Z��Ze  Boys' Buster Suits  4.50 to 7.50  3.50 to 8.00  Diamond Vale Supply Company  Limited

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