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 THE      "'3 IS EXTENSIVELY MW 11  NICOLA, LOWER NIGGLAf CAKFOr  ���;;   -U  *w   I     w- i . U   ���    *��.        i._  i*_.'"?";'  ���I.tj'-y.x y,r j., <���..) J l.-, u J J -j  . .y.iii�� S j  - -\  -,->->  7Bei  ��;  Vol. 3. No  >j^4  w  MERRITT, B.C.y NOVEMBER 8,  1912  Price 5 Cents  Firemen Move  Into New Hall  Suggestion Made That Members  of  Department   get   Afternoon off for Drill Work  Tentatively Decided  to Equip Gymnasium  City'   Council    Authorizes   Purchase  Furniture for the Rooms  of  The Merritt fire department on  ��� Monday night moved its equipment from the establishment of  the Merritt Transfer company to  the new fire hali. The equipments consisted of two chemical  engines, two hose reels and a  hook' and ladder truck. Eight  men are required to pull each of  the engines.  After moving in the equipment  the members of the department  held a meeting at which it was  decided to equip a gymnasium,  and it was tentatively agreed to  '7 purchase a pair of boxing gloves,  a punch ball, three sets of .three-  pound Indian dumb bells, horizontal bar and mat, roof rings,developers, etc.  ^Although the department   is  . infed�� up of volunteers, and  me&s only  at the call of the  -chief, Daniel Shearer, the more  enthusiastic members complain  about the poor attendance at the  . meetings.  *Ife.has become too dark to drill  in^tE&ev'gftings now, and it has  I been-suggested that the firemen  should get an afternoon off for  drill, but that this getting off  should not hP treated as a joke,  , ���: but the tfme used for serious  work in preparing for demands  that may be made upon the firemen.  Secretary James A. X Simpson  ---V0-, inforrhed on-Mond^-&y_eiiing-  that the request of th'e.1 department for- furniture for the= fire  hall had been granted; by the city  council and City Clerk Harry  Priest authorized' to, make the  purchases-, which, will -consist Of  four si n gle\ beds,, wi th bedding,  four common chairs, two dressing tables with mirrors, hooks for  coats and lamps, towels and soap  two brooms, two rugs,- one large  round table, one dozen arm chairs  two lamps, and three  cuspidors.  The.city council on Monday evening decided to aid the Merritt  Brass band to get aT room for  practice by asking Aldermen  Cowley and John of the Fire and  Police Committee to meet in the  city elerk's officeon Wednesday  night with Mayor Reid and John  H. Collett, acting for the band,  and Chief Shearer and Secretary Simpson of the fire department, to consider the amalgamation of the band and the department, and then. the' band could  practice in the fire hall, whicti,  of course, will be opposed by  the church if it -interferes with  its services.  Action was deferred on Wednesday night until after the fire  department holds ameeting.     ]  . o���:   Wilson Winner;  Roosevelt Next  ector is  Dead iii Cabin  ���vr  Apgus-McGillivray Passes Away  '   Day After he had  Been in ;  .Merritt Making Purchases  Gets up From Dinkier  Table and he Expires  Tries to tell his Companion  Something,  but is Unable to Talk i  rtj?.��i<_  ^r-   , _  Morn |  Taft Runs a MightyJ Poor Third  in Election for President  of [  the   United - States. ;  The latest r'eturns,.on the election in  the United States fQr..president seem  to assure Wilson and Marshall of four  hundred votes in the electoral college,'  The totai of the Republican electoral  column apparently was fixed with the-  twelve votes: of Idaho, Utah and Vermont _- . ,  -   ���.=  Roosevelt'got probably 89 votes.  The Democrats will also control the  senate.. .. �����----  .o  Ernest Lister, Democratic.governor^  elect  of  Washington, is a brother-in-  law of Mrs. A. J. Coutlee, and^ncle^by  -marriage of-Aaalyfcus^yall.   . -    -  --*���  "We the undersigned sworn  jury,empanelled to look into the  cause of-the death of Angus Mc-  Gillivray, unanimously agree that  the deceased came to his death  on- November 3, 1912, south of  Coutlee' in the Nicola Valley,  frcm a.diseased condition of the  heart and kidneys, (Signed) S.  R. Jackson, foreman; Thomas  Slater. <5John Davis, Fred Fre-  phette..- John Service, Paul A.  Kershner, Dr. G. H. Tutill, coroner."  ..The foregoing officially explains,, the passing away of a  man ,well known in the valley  fpr.Tn^ny.,years. Mr._ McGillivray had b,een working for the  "six   months   at   Spence's  last  . ��� .taW  t  A Man is Known by^the Company  s  ii Judged by the Clothes  Bridge,.Jooking after, sheep for  Mr. Archie Clemes. A week  ago. ^edneeday,Jie. met Mr. .Wil-  fj^m Bell,,a mjner, ^tthe Bridge,  and en^jagsd him" to work for  two <weeks_,on his mineral- claim  on the Coutjee ranch, a claim  priginally- taken up by Alexander  'Cbirflee."'   " -   - y   tJ,.r 7.  . The next day, Thursday, they  starte^pr Merritt and. got here  tjn_at. evening, staying, over night  at ,Qity hptej. -The following day  they went to Coutlee and _ then  cameJ.back���and':6rdered-supplies  from theJVlerritt Mercantile cpmr  the shack-y>n - the- claim,-- but it  was;too late in> tbe'day to send  out the 'automobile to deliver  the purchases..'.Th^t. Jiight McGillivray' coughed. a great deal  and..spit up blood. Saturday  morning he talked with a- number of persons^-Mii Merritt and  wenj. to'several stores., jn the afternoon, liej. Bell, and. the supplies, were taken/ to his place  near Coutlee. According to Bell  McGillivray fixed up a well and  a pump an,his claim after the automobile left there on Saturday.  Qn (Sunday morning Bell went  to work' in= the "mine a little distance'fronTthe cabin, and shortly before, noon .McGjllivray visited him to. see-how he was getting  along. Bell .told McGillivray that  he-would--like to have some potatoes for^dinner, and asked him  to put. some pn to cook.  Shortly after noon,.Bell went  to the, cabin to^get his dinner,  and= ihe -found McGillivray lying  on .the bed. - asleep as he thought.  the jurymen reached there they  found the body lying on the bed  under blankets; which had been  put over it by L)!-. Tutill.  They held the inquest in the  provincial policfe station Tuesday  night after the body had been  taken to N. J; Barwick's morgue  where the autopsy was held,, and  returned their verdict.   ���'.';:'  . Mr Gillivray /was born in Gleu-  garry country, [Ontario, about  fifty-five years ago. His parents  were ' old country ��� Scotch. Hie  came to the Valley twenty years  ago when he had considerable  money, but he lost it. Then he  worked near Coutlee as a blacksmith. Seven years ago he lost  his right hand as the result of  the pemature explosion of dynamite. It was belween five and  six o'clock one. Sunday morning  when the patrons of the Coutlee  hotel heard a man calling, and  he proved to be McGillivray.  He was holding. his right wrist  in his left hand. ' His right hand  was gone. H. Goodisson, then  manager of the Coutlee hotel,  and now proprietor of the Granite Creek hotel at Granite Creek,  jumped on a horse and rode to  Nicola, sixteen miles away, to  get Dr. Tutill. He was back in  forty-five minutes. He made  use of a racehorse owned by  Mr. McGillivray who had walked  from his house half a mile from  the Coutlee hotel.'  For about five years after he  lost his hand-he- was firewarden  in the Ashcroft .district. For  the last year he worked off and  on for Mr. Clemes! Mr. McGill-  ivary found copper?and iron on his  claim. He leaves three brothers  James and Neil in Bunessan, Ontario, and another_brother, Peter,  in the United States. ;  The funeral was held Thursday  morning in the N. J. Barwick  undertaking parlors and the  Bjirialiwfas _injMeri^t cemetery^  Good Work by  City's Council  Record is Made for the Thorough  Discussion of the Questions  up  for  Settlement  Careful not to Throw  Away Merritt's Cash  Claims    by    Fred    Gay.   and    Dutcher,  Maxwell are not Paid  The: irailbeaf ersweTeTDT IZMuri-.  ro, S. R. Jackson,'Joseph Castil  lou. Robert White, Archie Jack'  son, and Chris Mahan. '      j  The city council held a busy  session on Monday evening, and  made a record for thorough discussion of the questions before  it, and showed a decided determination not to give away Merritt's money until after careful  examination of the merits of  each application.  Mr. Fred Gay put in a bill for  $135 for dumping the gravel  from the old depot into a fill in  Voght, but he did not get the  money. He was informed that  he would have to explain his  claim at the next meeting of  the council.  Dutcher, Maxwell and company  did not get the money they asked  for expenses for September and  October because the council came  to the conclusion that nothing  had been done for some time toward completing the waterworks  system.  The Nicola Valley General  Hospital finally won out with its  request for free waterpipe connection with the city system and  got the use of the council room  in the city hall for its directors  to meet once a month.  The board of works was ordered to consw%jyChief-, oiypolice J.  T.iEgg\ef^^mio&<?:w��l  jurtne city iSm^niuCome to-aaec-  Great Yield of       j  Potatoes Here  Conklin Brothers Dig  up   Over  Hundred    and    Five   Tons  Grown Without Irrigation  Going to Store Them  For Sale Next Spring  TI.e prosperous, looking Man is the Man who -gets the-at*  tendon���is the man who will succeed when the man with  even more brains, but not so good clothes, will fail.   .���.���������������������.-���  - ���������:--:-.��������� ���-   ������  ...���������.....       -.- --...;.     .-.'  You owe it to yourself���-to your friends���-to wear just as  good clothes as you can afford. And when you buy your  clothes here, you can afford more clothes and better clothes,  because our immense business enables us to sell better clothes  formless money than most Clothiers. -...-..*'.  i ...���'���.������..���.. ...--.  It's not our guarantee that makes our clothes good; but it's  the quality of the clothes that makes, our guarantee1 possible.  There's Infinite Satisfaction for the man who knows that  his attire is beyond the ordinary. The-combination ^ of-'Skilful taioring and fihe fabrics which we offer at moderate prices,  produces clothes equalled by few and excelled by none.  A Trial Will Convince Yoii '  F ���   -T^L��  Besll finished cooking the dinner,  and, th&n.jhe called McGillivray,  who got up, went to the table,  sat -down, and broke a potato in  two, but did not try to eat it, instead jreitirig up and again lying  dojyri _,pji the.bed. Soon "he started to groan as if in pain, and several times he tried to get up,  but'e'ach timkhe fell back. Then  he'"tned to tell Bell something,  but he could'not make himself  understood. In about twenty min-  uteshe appeared to be dead.  Bell then went to Coutlee and  told Mr. Sidney J. Solomon that  McGillivray.was dead or dying.  Mr..Solomon telephoned to Dr.  G.;rL Tutill in Merritt-and the  doctor got on his bicycle and  started fo^ the McGillivray claim.  He got asjar\as.J<)hn H;Collett's  and as the.��oad was-bid ,he gave  the doctflfc'a. JVbrse> wheiV.Dr. Tutill .got thtewifcabin he found that  death had been there two hours  before.;..'. ���;"��� :;',: "-'������.'. ���'.', _���  0 n .$ o f p| 1 o wjjstr Tn or n i n g Pro ���  vinral 06n*riable Vachrni gath-  orodJtlejury together and they  star^HV-^o:;"t).j�� claimfrom Jhe  provincial   police station.   When  Shippers Should not Fail   to See    That  Merritt Gets the Credit  Conklin Brothers have just finished digging up a great yield of  potatoes, or to be exact, one hundred and five tons grown here  without irrigation, They are  going to store these potatoes and  hold them for sale next spring.  They are building a big root cel-  laT~f ors tor i rig~pu rpos es: ~~~^  Potatoes will bring an excellent price next spring, according  to traveling men arriving in Merritt. They say that the crop on  the coast is short, great quantities of the potatoes grown there  having rotted.  The price will be nearly as  high as at any time in the last  four years owing to the light  yield on the coast.  In the city limits of Merritt  alone, nearly two hundred tons  of potatoes have been grown  this year. Shippers should' no  longer let Ashcroft get the credit this fine product of the Nicola  Valley. They should .label the  tubers as coming from Merritt.  These potatoes are worth much  more than those, grown on the  coast and bring a great deal  more.  The shippers should not remain  satisfied with just the money,  ,but should also see that the fame  of the Nicola Valley is no longer  appropriated by another locality.  . The Nicola Valley needs all the  advertising it can get. and if its  potatoes are the bpst on the market it;should get the consequent  publicity. Th��se potatoes will  t-asily keepten 'months ^without  showing any sign of spoiling.  isioh as to it.'  The council took action to aid  in bringing about the amalgamation of the, Merritt Brass. Band  and the fire brigade, and ordered  'the purchase of furniture for the  new fire hall.  A chance was passed to buy an  adding machine at a cheap price  because Merritt soon will have  progressed so far that the city  will need a machine of the best  and latest make.  - The report of Police Chief Eg-  gleshaw showed that he had  been mighty active ever since he  took office.  . The meeting was called to order by Mayor F. A. Reid, in  the chair, and those present  were "Aldermen Archie Jackson,  chairman- of the finance committee and member of the board of  works; George Irvine, chairman  of board works, aud member.of  the sanitation committee: Alexander Gordon, member, of the  board of works and the sanit-  ation_committee_s_;_Jj)hn_C_owIey._  member of the fire and police and  the finance committees; Harry  Priest, city clerk and . chief of  police J. T. Eggleshaw.  City Solicitor M. L. Grimmett  was absent on business on the  coast. Shortly after the meeting  opened the city hall janitor who  also is the city scavenger, came  in and later Mr. John H. Collett,  who was sent to make a request  by the Merritt Brass band.  It was explained that Aid Crawford, chairman of the fire and  police committee and member of  the finance committee could "not  be present because his hours at  ,'the mines had been changed and  he v^as on the night shift; He  'resigned' when his term was half  jup, no>t".because he did not' want  the place any longer, but because  he felt that he was unable to fill  jit properly, but the council. wojild  snot accept 'his resignation .and  call another election, and Aid.  (Crawford said he would .attend  Ihe meetings as often as possible  for him to do so.    "        -  Mr.,Priest read'the mi.uutes of  the last meeting, and.Aid. Jackson moved that they be adopted.  His motion was' second, by  Aid.  Gordon and was carried.  Mr. Priest read a letter from  the Nicola Valley General Hospital, saying that it was iu debt,  and asking the free pipe connection be made with the city water  mains, and also asking for a room  in the city hall in which the  board of directors could meet  once a month. The letter was  signed by Thomas Priest as secretary.  Aid. John said that he was in  favor of making the free connection and giving the directors the  use of a room.  Aid. Cowley asked if there  were a vacant room in the city  hall, and Mayor Reid answered  that there was not, but the direc-v  tors could use the council room.  Mr. Priest asked if there was  not a room in the hospital the  directors could use. Aid. Jackson  said that there was not.  Mayor Reid asked Aid. John if  his remarks were meant to be a  motion and Aid. John said that  they were not���that he spoke simply to start discussion.  Aid. Cowley asked if the pipe  request had not been made before, and Mr. Priest told him  that it had, but had been put  over until this meeting because  the request had not stated whether the connection was requested  with the idea that it be made  free of charge, and that was the  understanding of the council.  Mayor Reid then asked for a  motion on the' letter and Aid.  John moved that both requests  be granted and Aid. Gordon second the motion.  The question had been put by  the mayor when Aid. Irvine asked if the hospital did not charge  every one w'->o wanted admittance. Mayor Reid said _ he believed so, unless the" applicant  had >rio_money. Mr.' ..Priest here  ^kH��ba��^fcbe-T]ecfcer      . frbm"~tire"  hospital was misleading. in' that  it did not show that the" deficit  referred to was;in regard to the  building and not to. the running  of. theT hospital.  Aid. Gordon said that the reports read at the annual meeting  of the directors of the hospital  and printed (in the Nicola Valley  News exclusively) did not show  that! they" were tightfisted, and  Aid. Jackson said the same thing.  "Well," said Aid. Irvine, "if  that be the case, I vote to'grant  both the requests, and I vote  with both hands up,"  This remark was being followed by the general discussion as  to the nature of the deffcit when  Mayer Reid brought the question up for decision and it was  passed unanimously.  The next business was the reading by  Mr. Priest of a letter from the city clerk  of Kamloops telling that Kamloops had  grown so that the city had to buy anew  duplex adding machine and offering its  old standard one worth $250 for $100. Aid.  Jackson moved that the letter be received and filed and his motion was seconded  by Aid. Cowley. Mayor Reid spoke up  and_said_he_thought_the_letter_deserved  a little better treatment, and suggested that the city clerk write to Kamloops and say that just. at present the  council was not in a position to take action, although Merritt soon expected  to have need for an adding machine.  Then Mayor Reid said that he did not  think it wise at this time to buy an inferior machine, for probably when the  time came which made it necessary to  buy, the city would want one of the  best and latest styles.  Aid. Jackson then changed his motion  regarding the letter to follow the ideas  of Mayor Reid and Aid. Cowley said  that he agreed. The changed motion  was unanimously carried:  The accounts were the next taken  up as follows:    ���  Merritt Mercantile Co., $5.55. Aid.  Gordon questioned the price of the oil  but Mr. Priest explained that there  were two qualities, and Aid. Gordon  was satisfied. C. P. R. $1.09, Mrs.  Phillips, $60; D. L. Monroe, 25c; Bjfcm-  ond Vale Supply Co., 50c; G. B.: Armstrong, $6; A. B. Kennedy, for flashlight and battery for night policeman,  $5.60;* 0. P. R- telegraph, $1.78, A.  McGoran., June and July, $337.33; Roberts and;Godson of Vancouver, for the  waterworks system, $50.40; Clarke and  Stewart for school"account,; $5;20, and  city wages, $557.05.  - Mayor Reid explained that these ac-  I counts had been passed by the financa  icommittee and Aid. Gordon moved they  be accepted and paid, and his motion  Iwas seconded by Aid. Irvine. The  ���motion was carried.  - When the reports of committees was  called for, Aid. Irvine asked what had  been done regarding the' report of the  scavenger that a resident had abused  him and  used vile  language when he  Diamond Vale  Collieries Open  At Present the Overman is Engaged in Installing fan and  Necessary Machinery,  Coming Week to see  Work Resumed There  Room for Forty Miners, and two Shifts  Will Begin'Operations  The Diamond Vale Colleries,  Ltd., has engaged Frank Pea-  cock,of England, recently at Cumberland, to take charge as superintendent, and A. G. Horricks is  there as overman.-- and he is:at  present engaged in the-installat-  ion of a fan and other necessary  machinery, He began-this, work  last Monday.  Mr. Peacock reached Merritt  today. The plant will be ready to  resume operations next week.  There is room for forty miners,  and work will begin again with  two shifts. ' '  The demand for coal in Vancouver is such that lignite from  Washington is sold at $8.50, and  Princeton coal-is being hauled by  way of Spokane and Seattle to  get to Vancouver where it is sold  at a high price.  Firms handling Vancouver Island coal will not book any'"more  orders, for they now are a  month behind with those .they  have. -  Tillicum Whistj  Club is Foriried  Organization.; is    Perfected"' at  Meeting in'thelHlome of Mr:*  '""~   "Mrs. VV. E^VfUion^"  and  The -Tillicumv-Whistv club-was  formed on  Monday evening at"  the home of Mr, and Mrs. W." E.  Wilson.   Mrs. Wilson was.the only officer elected and she is the  secretary-treasurer.    At the end  of -the season  there- wilL;-be-a  grand prize for the member with  the most points.   At each meeting during the season there will  be   a   prize     for     gentlemen,  one for ladies and a booby prize,  these prizes to be furnished by  the entertainer at" the meeting.  The. entertainers in the order in which  they will hold'the meetings are as follows: ' "  Mr. G. B. Armstrong at the home' of  Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Wilson; Mr. Baltz  and Miss McHaughlin; Mr. and Mrs". J.  P. Boyd; Mr. and Mrs^ Boothroyd; Mr.  and Mrs. Cowley; Mr. Daniels and Miss  Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. James Gay; Mr.  Charles Howse and Miss. McKenzie;  Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Reid; Mr. and Mrs.  Blair Reid; Mr. J. E. Walker and Miss  Woolridge; Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Wilson  and Mr. A. J. Round and Mrs. Murdoch  Alclntyre.     . -  Pnef  - -V__r __.-A-*^_����_��  Continued on page three.  Get New Home  It Will be Moved to the old Bank  of Montreal Building When"  That   is  Vacated  In connection with the visit of Post-  office Inspector J. R. Greenfield it became known that the postoffice is to be  moved into the old Bank of Montreal  building as soon as that is vacated. It  is expected the moving will be done  about the first of the year. '  It is believed that the government is  planning to build soon.  Big Boxing Bout  in Coming Week  Ritchie  and  Reid will  Furnish  Contest After Garich and  Simpson  Finish  ' There will be a big boxing bout, Rit-  Reid, on Saturday eveniug of  chie  vs.-  next week in Central hall. Garich and  Simpion will furnish a rattling preliminary of five rounds.  Tickets will be on sale at the Cold-  water and the City hotels. There will  be fifty seats at the ringside, one hundred reserved, and 150 in the gallery.  H  WHEN   THROUGH, READING    YOUR   NEWS,    MAIL   ITTO   A   FRIEND   NOT   LIVING   IN MERRITT��� THE   OUTSIDEy WORLD   MUsT   BE   TOLD   OE THE OPPORTUNITIES   HERE  ;��.a:i^  .;^'V��ts1 , '  '/a.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, November 8 1912,  CLOSE IN  50 x 120  Inside Lots $175.00 Each.  Corner 250,00.  Terms $50 Down and $10 per  Month.    Interest 7 per cent.  For Particilars write to Box "P" care News office.  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  Two car loads of Cedar Fence Posts  and Pickets.  SPECIALLY LOW PRICES.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  7        Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  ew Coldwater Hotel  THE FINEST HOSTELRY ��N THE UPPER  [COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUMS  M. MclNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  THE  CM ���  JiUiLCHENA AVENUE  ;.��   .-��� Newly established.throughout..  Best'of Furnishings.    -   ..'-     Spacious Kooms.  . .  Excellent/accommodation.    -   Well lighted throughout.  Choice Liquors"and Cigars.  Special attention   toi'. commercial trade.  Ratesf$i.50;.perday.t: Special Rates by the month  PROPRIETOR  J2L  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance  Six months $1.00  F. W. HARTING,  J. W. ELLIS       -  Editor  Manager  One dollar per inch per moncQ far 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  rertisint..  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box go Merritt. BC  Phone 25.  Nicola Val lev  -Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  =Manufacfurers of=  Strictly Hiflh?Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh Fish always  on  hand.       Orders receive prom  . attention.    Cattle bought and sold by. the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager  GET TOGETHER!  The time has come when no  community can hope to maintain  its' place in the procession of  progress without having a central organized body through  which to direct its activities toward community betterment.  What a live commercial club can  do for a. community has been  proved time and time again,1 and  what the organizations in the  big cities have done on an; immense scale can be done by smaller clubs in.smaller communities,  and can be done by still smaller  clubs in still smaller communities if the local clubs will work  with determination; . *    "    ���'"'.'.  And what applies to the commercial club as a whole to the  immediate betterment in the  community, applies to every resident in bringing mean's of betterment to the city. When the  citizen is at home, he should attend any public meeting held.  Why should there be no one in  attendance at the meetings of  the city council except .when  some one has a complaint to make  or a faWrJ to request? -The presence of residents of the town at  these meetings would give them  a broader view of what is going  on in the city, and often might  help the aldermen to a decision.  On Monday night when the city  council was considering the request of the Nicola; Valley General Hospital for free water pipe  connection. anjd^;t^;>privflege of  ha ving.its.-. di|^^^^Tj3eJ^allowed  to meet orice ?a month iriv the city  hall, not all the aldermen knew  the stand the hospital took regarding the admittance of patients who had no money, nor did  they know the nature of ^he:in-  debtedness of the hospital, although the Nicola Valley News  had printed five columns containing all this information only two  days before. ���  Wheln'tH^story in the News  was told about by one of the aldermen, and he explained what  the hospital reports showed, the  question was settled at once.  Now it is perfectly possible  that at some time a question may  come up upon . which the aldermen may. not be informed, and  whlch^pay not have been ex-  plainecT in. the newspapers, but  which could be'i -explained by  many "a resident, and if one of  them should be in attendance at  a city council meeting at such a  time, would it not be a duty and  a pleasure to give the members  of the city, council information so  they could acnntelligently?    -   ,  Every dweller - iri Merritt  should : make Merritt's business  his own business and welfare.  No,city caQcgo ahead if each man  is going to jtfstigrab for himself.  Harmony, c'o^qperation, enthusiasm, and interest'are absolutely necessary to make the wheels  of progress turn around.  When a resident of Merritt  goes to a city out of the Nicola  Valley, say on the coast or to  the east, let him talk Merritt  and the Valley, If he should go  to Vancouver let him talk Merritt and the Valley, and not about Hastings street or Granville  street or the things there, holding no brief for his city and his  valley. He certainly should give  credit where credit is due in the  city he is visiting, but He should  not forget that he owes it to himself, his family, his friehds, his  neighbors, and even to strangers,  to tell of the delights' and the'  opportunities of where he comes'  from���the place which he  calls  home. ' z  . Let him tell of the fine agricultural iahd. let him tell of the  the mineral deposits, let him telV  of what" may be:developed where  he comes from,-and - let him tell-  of what is needed there, so that  those at home may get what they  need while the stranger gets a  chance to make a fortune.  Let the man from Merritt keep  on talking about Merritt and the  Nicola Valley and sooner or later  he will cause men with money to  move here to their own advantage and that of all those already  here. There is nothing like repetition to make a fact stick until it accomplishes the desired  result.  If you can boost Merritt only  in Merritt you are doing  no better than talking to yourself.  . And the  newspapers  have  a  duty to perform..   Just because a  newspaper is printed in  a small  city is no reason why it should be  only an excuse to carry the  land  acts in addition to half a dozen  personals    and    some    reprint,  "boiler plate"  jokes���which are  cut oif with a saw in lengths to fill  out a column���as a means of getting   all the localadvertising it  can   beg into its  columns.     A  newspaper should be a newspaper wherever it is printed.     It  should deliver the goods.    How  long would a departmental store  last if it had nothing to offer but  shop worn, window soiled  shirts  and a few hats of several seasons, back?   The newspaper owes  a duty  to the advertiser and to  the   community.     It should  do  more than circulate in  the. city  if it would help the advertiser,  and it should more than circulate  in thecity if it would advertise  the city.  And the resident of Merritt  owes a duty to the newspapers.  He or she should give the news  to them. The news belongs to  them. An editor can tell, news  from gossip in a second, just as  a physician can see at a glancje  whether a man is suffering from  a fever or a bite,  The newspaper is recognized  as one of the big cards in the  world. It is. the joker in the  pack, as it were, and as long as  the joker is in the pack and you  play the game, you will have  to reckon with it.  It is not-for each resident to  decide what is and what is not  news.' Talk to the editor -and  let him decide. , It is his business to know what news is: > j  _There_is,i,WTor,k���foreyery man  and every Business in~Merritt to  do for ihe benefit of the city and  the Valley, and all should get together in harmony and with all  selfishness banished, and strive  for the common good.  BOOST!! DON'T KNOCK!  pace. Merritt is built upon substantial lines and its coal and railroad assets are guarantees of its  certain greatness. r. No absurd  clai ms have ever - been made for  Merritt. Merritt has always be?n  careful in the hands of such men  as T. J. Smith, A. W. Strickland,  G.' B_' Armstong, Jos. Graham, I.  Eastwood, Mayor F. A. Reid, M.  L. Grimmett, A. E. Howse, and  others nottof such long residence  as those named, who have brought much money and many men  here, not to exaggerate in the  slightest degree, but to do business on what it had to offer which  needed no trimming of grooming,  for the worth was here and its  great value was evident if not always to sight, always to analysis.  WHAT MERRITT PROMISES.  There was a traveling man at  the Coldwater hotel the other  day who has been traveling out  of:Victoria for twenty-two years.;  He knows the upper country  "like a book." His business interests will not allow him to appear to favor any one city over  another, no matter thafhis view!  is only simple justice to the city  apparently favored. He said that  he was investing money here because he felt absolutely confident  that the population of this city  in five years would be twentv;  thousand. [He declared that; already the city had a wonderful  growth, but added that it had  not yet shown the stride with it  ppssessesr^^When^that  MERRITT NOT SO SMALL!  Whever has had an idea that  Merritt is really a very small  place, should try to call upon all  the business" and professional  men in the city in a week. He  will find that Merritt is not such  a very s.mall town after all, and  that there are a great many more  men of importance than he had  realized.  The new. editor has been busy  all week trying to meet the busiest men in Merritt, but he has  failed to meet more than a small  percentage, and if the rest trrat  him in as princely a manner as  have those he has already met,  he will never, never leave  here.  He hopes to see all   the  residents in'time and until   he  do.s  see them ail. he wants ' each ot��  to take the. will for.the deed.  He hopes to make the Ne>\>  the sentinel and the beacon ot  Merritt and the Valley and he N  sure he can do so, for he cwnes  without malice toward any, but  with good intentions toward all.  He expects the News to b -  come the companion of everjoni  who is working toward making  Merritt ar.d the Valley known  far and 'wide as the garden spoi  of wonderful Pacific Northwest,  the last-great West, and he expects all the residents to give  him all the news.  Water kotice  For a Licence-to Take aud U��e Water.  Notice is hereby niven'.that The Inland Development-Company, Limited,  will apply fur a 1 cence'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 though Crown Land near the  Otter Summit and emptiea into the  West Fork of Otter Creek near the  Otter Summit: The water will be diverted at a point about 500 feet from  the mouth of the South Fork and will  be used for municipal purposes on the  land described as Crown land." |  This notice was pos>ted on the 27th  day of September, 1912. The application will be- filed iu the office of the  Water Recorder at Nicola.  Objections may be" filed with the said  Water Recorder or with'the Compt!oiler of Water Rights. Parliament Buildings, Victoria. B. C.  The Inland Development Co.. Ltd.  Applicant.  34-38 By R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  time comes, and he expects it to  come soon, then, he asserts, Merritt will jump foreward at astounding speed.  Before coming here on this  trip, he had been for some weeks  in Vancouver. There he said  that the promise of Merritt is  'realized to the extent that Vancouver men of affairs are planning for summer homes in the  Valley.  As for Merritt itself, Vancouver men point out that not only  will.the coal deposits make the  city a busy place, but also because it is destined to become the  railroad center of Nicola Valley,  will it move on with a rush:  In his opinion the valley is in  ,no danger of a slump with consequent declines in values. The  rfuture here has not been discounted except for what actually is in  Isightaabri the; way.; The present, prosperous conditions are/go-  [ing to become 'more prosperous;  Optimism here is not disease-but.  [knowledge. -Real >estate prices  iare not inflated, and there are  no extravagant boasts about future growth/,' ���:���"���'���  ' .Thegrowth has continued from  the start and it still is continuing  steadily,   but at an increasing  WATER NQTICE  For   a   Licence to Take and U��e 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 wate.r out  of the South Fork of the West Fork of  Otter Creek, which flows in an easterly  direction through Crown land near the  O tter^Wmmi t^and=em'pties==i n to=the  West Fork of Otter Creek near the  Otter Summit. The water v/ill be "diverted at a point about. 500  feet from  i, the mouth of the South  fork   and will  he used for power purposes on the land  described as Crown land.  ��� This notice was posted on theground.  , on the 27th day of September, J9i2.  The application will be filed in 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     y; .....  Yale Land Districts    . District, o'f Yale  Take notice that I, A. W. A'llio'tt.'.of  Victoria, B. C., 'Occupation Broker, intends  to   apply   for permission tp purchase the following described landB:���.';'..',  Commencing'atja, ppst.planted fit the  north east corner <>f Lot 5^8,; Yale district, ��� tKence >.nor'th- 80^ chains^tjience  west 80 chains, thence south-80eliains,  thence east 80 chains torplace /of ^op-. i  mencement and containing 640," acres.   ���  ALEXANDER WOO.D ALLIOTT  C. L. - Betterton,..Agent.  .  Aug 20th^T912. ' .,y,32-41:.    ,.< ,..:.,  UNDERTAKER     ��  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets and Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.,  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave- MerrittJ  Eitablshed 1817.  Capital -  Head Of fee    Montreal.  �����'��*. X'j,  $16_oop.aoa.GO $���?*&  Reserve and Undivided Profits       $16,855,185.36  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  .*-������-=!:  ���j *yy-��  ' ��  A   GENERAL   BANKING BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY     .;     *  MERRITT IVICOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager, ^/  Nicola Agency open .on Tuesdays and Fridays only.""  ��.'  -      -        ,A"   I-  A'l'.i'-  WHEN THE BIG MEN  Back to the traditions of our forefathers and emphasize the im- -���'  portance.of the home to our prosperity, it causes thinking people;  to stop and consider.    Tt uly, the home is the most sacred of our"  possessions, not alone because of its far-reaching influence on our  morals, but al-o because it is the   bulwark   of  our  comfort; hap-,  piness and success.    Too   much   sacrifice   to   attain a home is almost impo-sible.-but the sacrifices   required   these., days with t!he.  high quality of lumber we offer are nothing compared-to'those|jt_��j.  your p*arentw.    This   lumber   is   laid   down at your-door, smoothly '  dressed,   kjln   dried   and   cut mostly to the'.exact size so._tl)at_4;h_fei'f-  question of labor is ieduet>d   to   ihe   minimum.   .'_TT#ould~surprise , ���  you how far a few hu'idred dollars will go towards  building when"'"  properly spent.    Come in and we'll talk it over. ^v���.-��� j,_,,_-,_���-  "There'8  No  Place Like Home"     " *       '   '-  '?'     ."  VANCOUVER   LUMBER   GO'��j  r*-:  MERRITT, B. C.  J. E. WALKER, Manager..  r  '��<  ���fiV.  TRY  The O.K. Feed Store  --'������-  - -���  -     ; , .     .      .-  -  " We" wish to'inform you  that we" have ' nowv 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, lor Cash.  Brick, Lime, Cement an<i Plaster  O.K. TRANSFER COMPANY  ..-���"3".  ��- * -.   '  . ^-h,   _y ^ v  .T*: -  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  to   handle  any  lanH^f^Buiiain^^CoWfflKtionyWoriP^  ���y . -.'  _.��� VOGHT STREET  7 WING ING,        :���.-.- Proprietor.  ''"'.  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Ndtionly the best, but a long way ahead    ,;  of the next best. '  ������ J  y., >  :.'   :>���'  l.">r  ^���-���J ':,".,..f'1  ..,'���"���, i ->y  ������">���  i u.i.1. y^-i  ��1��{-li.i   '^*j  Il.i.     ..XI  jo   ().1k'-  ui-'..  . ii;|  '���ii yfl  >!���   ! I i'j  triJ-.��'i K'il  h.X  :    "  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  ?;yy     7[       y  NICOLA, B.C.. ���: .^ ���������  .  ir'The Choicest of Beef, rhutton. ek*., alwavF or Ir.nri  .���������.-������'���-        ���..Fresh,Pish,, lOggs.and. Vegetables.'  T. HESLOP,  Prop.  /-y  iXt  .-��� iii Friday, November 8, 1912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  'can.'"''mean'"' but  ..the- service' it  ��torhers   makes  ���one thing���that  renders its��������� cus-  '���  for   permanent  business relations':.<��� ���  with m6i_e ..than. 55 years of  con-  tiftUous growth and   satisfactory  -sejryice, invites    ,  Sayings .aridj. Business  Accounts Jy  CAPITAL    '"'- "���'��� 7'7'i "-''���'- X $4,6u8,050.  REST   - , -   -    -J-J-. -   6,608,050  *      ;��� Incorporated 1855.  100 Branches in Canada..  ���'' ^^::MElirtITT'BRANCH   .;������'   :/.  A. ja.-B.RoejERs,   r ��� ^manager  Knight WE  K. OF P.  'V.'Ni col a Valley  Lodge No. 46,  meets in Reid's  Hall every Wednesday night at 8  p. m. All visiting  brethren are cordially invited to  attend.  Knight W. Cranna,  K. R. S  Surplus JMearly^  Public . Accounts; ��� of-  Dominion  j f br Fiscal Year'Show Nat-, i  -..-.., ional Dfebt"Reduced. i  ~n  vited to attend.  ���       ' - Geo.  H.  H.  . F.  Court Nicola No.  8931 meets the 2nd  and 4th Thursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  Room, Barwick  Block Nicola, B.  C. Visiting brethren   cordially   in-  L. Murray C. R.  Matthews, Sec.  A.F.& A M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the seco nd  Tuesdayof each  month at 8 p.  m.   Sojourn-  ng brothers cordially invited.  S. J. Solojmon Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  ;-;l. 0. 0. F.  Pittiko Lodge No. 13  Meets every Tuesday evening in Oddfellows Hall, Voght Street.  Visiting brethren cordially invited.  W. K.- HYSLOP,    W.,CLAPPERTON  t     -^-Noble-Grand,      -   -     Secretary.  1- - v < .   ,  ������������-. ���  .      . ������ -*��� V'i-   -1     j  The public accounts for the fiscal years 191 Land.1912haye'beep  made, public.! They:, show ���. thajt  :;the receipts brif ac'ceount^of the  consolidated���$.und   for  the .yea'r  amounted^; to. $136,108^217, >ana  the expenditure on:the ...consoli-  dated 'fund-account was ��� $98,161,  440,rleaving a surplus of $37,946- -  776.-    The   tpttfl  disbursements  were $137,142.082," i made  up. as  follqwsy _ ��_y  '   7'-. ���     '...'���.   -|  .:  Consoiida'tedfund, $98..161,440.:.  ,     :  Capital/expenditure, $30,939,575." \j  Railway subsidies, $859,440.'    1.     j  Other charges, $7,181,665.  The bounties cost was $538;530,  distributed as follows: -Iron and  steel $166,750; lead, $179,288;  binder twine, $50,536; crude pet-  roteum, $141,935:       ._...,   The Grand Trunk Pacific received $4,994,416,in accordance  with the "implement clause" in  the G. T. P. agreement of 1904.  The net debt decreased -during  the year by $122,591, and stood,  on March 31, 1912, at $339,919,  460.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong's Store  Quilchena Avenue. '  Merritt  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  GREAT FUTURE IN STORE,  Western Canada will continue  to grow at the present 'rate  for a good deal longer than  the present generation, according to the opinion of Sir  Edmund Walker in an interview  given in Winnipeg. He predicted that for at least-another fifty  years the West will astonish the  world by its progress.  In discussing financial matters  he declared that there was little  likelihood of the supply from  Great Britain being curtailed, but  he said that there was little  doubt that the West would have  to pay a higher rate to get it.  The increased high cost of liying  in Great Britain and the ever increasing-taxation of the capital  there he held to be a big factor  in the result. However, he ad-,  ded, there was^no reason to anticipate any shortage -ofr such  capital  for  legitimate"'purposes..  The're all doing-it now!  Doing what?  Bathing at the laundry Baths,  GENUINE PROSPERITY HERE.  PIONEER  BARBER SHOP  Dickie & Normal-  Proprietors  We guarantee you first class  work.    Razors honed.  Next door  toriBrunswick   Pool  Room.       .  H. R. Ii. 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.  Christiep Dawson  & Heywood  Civil Engineers  j. 'C:  Dominion and British Columbia  - Land Surveyors.  7_       KAMLOOES, B. C.  Branch:       -      l^shcroft, B. C.  Harness and  Harness, Robes, lankets,  Trunks, Valises,f4tc. always  in stock. 77 >  Poultry and Stlpgk Foods-.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right. y  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola  rienitl  Ask your drncirist  It.  If lia cnnnot supply  tho  MARY. Ii, accept no  other, but send stamp for lllns-   .  trntcd book ���hcnloil.   It gives full  particulars uml directions liiv lunula  to lidiCS^VINPSOltSUPl't -"fO.WIndior.Ont  On his way west to make a  tour of inspection  of the   progress made by his corporation in  its various offices.  Mr. W/ Cox,  general manager of the Canadian  Life Assurance Company,- gave  out an interview in Winnipeg in  which he said that general conditions and in  the west in particular, were more   prosperous and  rested on a more.solid foundation  than had ever been' the case before. He said thatin the last few  months  the general volume   of  business which his company-had  been able to transact in the West  was greater than in any previous  year.      Never   in   the- country  have there been such" abounding  signs- ,of , prosperity ^vhichl ho-  here seems to have' any''draw-  backsbywhichitmiightbe checks  ed.    He added:  "Western farmers have been  asking for money, all round, but  the demand has always been of a  healthy nature.' It is not due to  what might be' described as a  shortage of money, which might  involve a general set-back should  the.big baking houses in the West  find themselves in any difficulties  or in any way embarrassed. The  demand is of the healthiest kind,  and is. almost entirely intended  to cover work expansion. Sev-  enty-five.per cent of the applicants for money���I am talking,of  the applicants, not of the applications granted���have offered absolutely first class security of the  most unimp-achable nature, and  of the applications seventy-five  per cent have been- for improv-  ment, for the most part for the  purchase of cattlevand for-the  erection" of granaries for the storage of the crops..' . Our figures  ���are unprecedented and give irrefutable proof of a solid prosperity which, I may almost 'say? vea/f  .h'acdly be exaggerated."'  They're all doing itnow!  Coingwha'?  Bathing at the laundry Baths.  (Continued from page one)  tpid him that'he would have to obey  the by-law regarding- the care to be  'giyen closets. ^Ald. John explained  thatheh��d intended to see the accused, but had forgot about it, but he  would see him, and he felt sure that  there w*Mild be no more ;ause for complaint about that man.-   .  Aid. Gordon said that those who disobeyed the by-law on this matter  should be. summoned before the council.  Then .Aid. Irvine said that he had received a complaint from a resident that  the scavenger had not cleaned his closet in the last month and the  scavenger answered that he cleaned, it three weeks ago. Mayor Reid  then . asked tha scavenger if he'd be  sure not to ove'rloole the man who complained on his next trip and the scavenger said he would not. Aid: Irvine  then forcibly made the point that the  council should get after delinquent or  rescind the by-law.  . The work on the power house was the  next subject for. discussion. Mayor  Reid asked-for a. report of the engineers ias to the power house. Mr. Priest  had none to read, but it' was brought  out that the concrete work is practically completed and that soon the roof  will be put on, or as soon as the concrete has settled.  The police report for October came  next.   It was as follows: ��  Total cases before court, 22; fined,  15; discharged with costs, 2; suspended  sentence, 2; sent to Kamloops. 1; discharged, 1; ordered from town, 1; gross  revenues. $267; expenditures, $50.70;  net revenue, $216.30. Tne report was  signed by'Chief Eggleshaw. Aid. John  moved- tnat it be accepted and filed and  this was seconded by Aid. Irvine. The  motion- carried. .  This was followed by the reconciliation statement which was accepted' and  filed on the motion of Aid; Cowley and  the second of Aid. Jackson.  A letter-was read from the Watfous  Engine Works of Winnipeg saying that  the $100 32-inch fire bell with alarm attachment ordered by the board of  works had been shipped. A motion to  confirm the order of the board was  made by Aid.- John, seconded by Aid.  Gordon, 'and passed. < ���_  ��� Deferred business was next taken up.  A letter was read from Mr. Fred Gay  asking $135 for dumping gravel into  Voght street. Mayor Reid said that he  did not know that Mr. Gay had been  authorized to dump the gravel or told  that he would get paid for doing so.  Mayor Reid said the situation was peculiar, and Aid. Irvine wondered why  Mr. Gay had not spoken about the pajr  he expected when he asked permission'  to"do the dumping. 'Mayor Reid said  that Mr. Gay should have consulted the  council if "he expected any pay. Aid.  Irvine.again made the point that.Mr.  Gay should haye^ spokeni about getting  ���paid when, he made the application for  permission. ��� -.    ���  Mayor Reid said that if the situation  was handled in a business like way he  .did not think it would'be hard of adjustment.  - At this point Aid Cowley asked:  Jv Wouldn't   it   be best, to have Mr.  Gay.appear before the council?"  Aid. Irvine remarked:  "That is  a good idea.    Have  him  come here  and  explain  about''his  rer  quest.    Have him come here-and explain the basis of his claim."  Aid. Irvine seconded - the motion and  it was carried; J   '  The   question   of   paying  Dutcher,  Maxwell  and  Company $800  expense  | money for September and October came  up.  The Clerk explained that this account  had not been presented as he was under  the impression that Mr. Dutcher agreed  when iast here to allow the remainder  of .their commission to stand over ".until  the-City Debenture's were sold.  Mayor Reid explained the agreement  made with the engineers to pay a monthly amount on account of Commission  to cover expenses, and said that he  thought they should be paid their -September expenses as they agreed to wait  until later for the balance of the money  due them when the water system was  'completed.   ��� , ������. ��� ���       =  Messrs Gordon and Jackson both, expressed views that they felt that the  engineers should pay the city while  they are doing nothing these days.   ,  Aid. Irvine moved to pay the $800 due  and Aid. Cowley seconded. Aid. Jackson moved that the money be not paid  until something was in sight, and Aid.  John-seconded. .     4 . ���*��� v-  Mayor Reid explained in answer to a  question put by Aid. Jackson, "What  have we to show?" that the pipes were  laid with the exception of about 3000  feet. Aid. Jackson replied by saying  that nowhere were the pipes completely connected.  General discussion followed here ab-  out.the condition of the work and 'failure'to have the hydrants placed.  Mayor Reid suggested that the council pay for September and write that  the council did not feel like paying any  more because nothing was being done.  Mayor Reid also decided at this point  that Aid. Jackson's amendment was  not an amendment but a reversal of the  motion. ���  The mayor put the_ original motion  to/pay tne $800 and it'was lost, Aid.  Irvine and Cowley voting for it, and  Alii. John, Gordon and Jackson against  it. ��� ���" ������..  Mr. John H. Collett then addressed ,_the..cayncjl..\ on behalf*" ;.6f ,tne  -Merritt -"'BraSsf'- Band for permission  tb use a room in the city hall for practice purposes. '.'������". -      V  In answers to questions by Aid. Cowley and John, Mr. Collett said the band  would practice on Sund ty , evenings.  Aid. Cowley  said  that  he  knew Aid.  Irvine would object to Sunday practice  and after all in thc room had stopped  laughing, Aid. Irvine said;  "We ministers do not want to be interrupted."  Mayor Reid suggested that the band  take steps to amalgamate with the fire  brigade and that then they would have  all sorts of room in the fire hall if the  amalgamation went through.  Aid. Irvine explained that he would  not be a party to turn the city hall over to the band and annoy the church  people although he had no use for  churches br preachers. He said it  would be an outrage to have band practice ;n the council room with a church  next door trying to hold services.  Aid. Gordon agreed with the mayor's  idea about amalgamation, and it was  finally agreed that on Wednesday night  the mayor, the fire and police committee, Aid. Cowley and John, Mr. Collett  for the band, Fire Chief Shearer and  Secretary Simpson meet in City Clerk  Priest's office and talk amalgamation.  Aid. Irvine moved that the fire and  police committee be given power to act,  and, on being seconded, the motion.was  carried. *'  Chief of Police Eggleshaw then was  asked to tell about his idea of having a  well in the basement of the city hall.  He said that it would not cost anything  to build the well except the expense  of the lumber for there were twelve  men in town whom he would put to  work whom he had not arrested for  loafing because it was too expensive to  keep them in jail.  Mr. Priest suggested that the question be turned over to the board of  works with power to act. Aid. John  made a motion to this effect and it was  seconded by Aid. Cowley and then carried.  Two letters were read from Dutcher,  Maxwell and- Company regarding deliveries for the waterworks system and  they said everything had been shipped  except the engine and that would be  sent the fifteenth of this month.  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 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. Betterton, Agent.  August 20th, 1912.    ��� 32-41  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  Goal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of  the Province of British Columbia, may  be leased for a term of twenty-one  years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Notjnorethan 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 sub-  divisionsjof sections, and in unsurveyed  territory the tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchant  able output of the mine at the rate of  five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such  returns should be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Ministei of rhe Interior.  N.B.���Unauthorised   publication   of  this advertisement will not be paid for  7-��  7\i-  . ��  r  "f:  Woman's  XMAS  CALENDARS  . ._ for���tho- Now   YcQif-*-vvitli���juur  own 'photo onv them.  Folders in new styles at a variety bf prices.       ,.  Postcards   of  yourself,   family  group or yourself.  C. F. Hooper  OPPOSITE SCHOOL  WATER NOTICE  For a Licence to Take and Use   Water  Notice is hereby given that Kettle  Valley . Railway Co., of Penticton, B.  C., will apply for a licence to take and  use Two Cubic Feet per second of  water out of unnamed cret-k 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. Chand-  Jers homestead-and Right of Way.  . ...This.notice .was-posted on the'ground  on the-15th-day of October, 1912. ' The  application "will be filed in the office of  the Water 'Recorder at Ashcroft, B.  C.   -    - ' ���"���..,"    ' '   '  - .  .Objections may- be filed with'the said  Water'Recorder or- with the Compt-  roler of. Water Rights, Parliament  Buildings, Victoria, B.'C.,'  THE KETTLE VALLEY RAILWAY  CO., Applicant,  by R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  It is your inalienable right to demand in a range���  Economy, Promptness and Satisfaction. It is your  privilege to expect the same attention, progress and  efficiency in the things you use in your daily work as  have been brought about in other and often less  important lines of endeavour.  The Gurney-Oxford is the foremost example of cooking efficiency.  The Gurney Economizer regulates all the drafts by  lifting or dropping one small lever. It keeps the fire  alive for hours with practically no coal consumption.  It saves 1 ton of coal in 6* The Gurney Economizer  is found only on the Gurney-Oxford range.  The Gurney-Oxford Oven is absolutely and always  heated the same on all sides and in all corners because  the heat is evenly distributed.  This is a sure and unfailing guarantee that whatever  comes out of the Gurney-Oxford Oven is crisp and  light and delicious���this is the final test and the point  most often advanced by those who cook on a Gurney-  Oxford, those who believe it is woman's right- and  privilege, to have in her kitchen the labor, time and  money saving principles embodied in the  Oxford.  Gurney-  The Merritt Mercantile Co.  Merritt, B. C.  I  If you want a gentlemen's Cigar  go to the  BRUNSWICK  ' in stock  THE "LE PREFERENCE" (Ton minutes in Havana).   La Flor De-Vallens."   Savannah.  Our Dick. Etc. .  If you like a mild>igrar try the "Bobby Burns".   Ask the doctor.  FUNERAL  DIRECTOR  AND EMBALMER  Address left with A. F. Rankine,  druggist, will receive prompt  attention.  N. J. BARWICK  "   -MERR   l'j'i   M  d   NICLA  Nicola Phone No. 5.  Merritt Phone No. 26.  Open Day, and Night  a i_ _ iiX  Joe  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliable French regulator; never fails. These  pills are exceedingly powerful in regulating the  generative portion of the female system. Refuse  all cheap imitations. Dr. do Van's are sold_at  95 a box,- or three for *10. Mailed to any address..  Tb* SeobeU Drug Co., St. Catharines, Ont.  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave:.  Our.excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers. ;  Chinese Noodles  Chicken Chop Suey.  Chinese Tea.  Prices���the most reasonable  .   in town.  CANADIAN  Western Lines  MbwaUnsn  Vest of Revelstoke  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.  vAccommodation reserved  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.  For rates and sailings apply  to  MM. SHORE  Agent - Merritt, B. C.  ��� Or write'rto .  1      H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger Agent   .  Vancouver, B.C.  Electric Restorer for Men  Phncnhonol restores every nerve in the body  rnuapimiiui in its.proper tension; restores  vim and vitality. Premature decay nnd nil sexual  weakness averted at once. Phosphonol will  l.-ake you a new man. Price *3 a box. or two for  *5. Mailed to any address. Th�� SooboU Drug  Co., St. Catharines. On*.  Instead  of " patching up" your  house,  repair  for good with concrete  A FEW bags of " Canada" cemfcnt,'some stone and sand and water, mixed and placed where needed, will  make an old house"loot like new.      \Vhat is more important, the improvements,���be they porch'floor,  foundations, steps, chimney-caps, or column-bases���are made to last.     "Ki*nc, wear and weather have no  effect upon concrete, except to make it? stronger. -''���.'" " "     ' ~ ���.��� :7  Even if you have never used concrete, you can quickly learn how from bur 160-page book,  =,.;   " What the Farmer can do with Concrete "  Which we will send to you free upon request.    It will show you how to build a concrete porch as well as  how to useconcrete for scores of other purposes around the home and on the farm..  Write for it to-day.  TtrTIEN' you  buy   cement,  "    bj sure it's   ' 'Canada "  cement.     Th:n yoa   can., be  certain of salinfaction.'  It is absolutely free.  ���' Addiwaa.  Canada Cement Company  Limited  514   Herald   Building,  Montreal  f\UR Free Information De-  *** partment will-answer any  . questions on the use of cement  without obligating yon in any  way.  ���  f ass*  e*�� ��"i__ii*'.r ���*���*���* > t^ti "N*�����"-. fci-^__^�� *��vrf **ifc  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  FRf��>A��, Novemly  o��.����  h>  DRUGGIST  Sundries  Stationery  Tobaccos  Magazines  Lending Library  Very Busy Day  in Police Court  Five Cases are Heard/Fines are  "Imposed, and one Man is  Sent to Kamloops Jail  In  tne city police court   last  Monday morning there were five  cases.    The first was that of C.  L.-> Sundburg,  a brakesman on  the Kettle Valley railway, charged with assault and breaking the  = nose of James Netherton, conductor  of his train, last' Saturday.    The trouble which' resulted in the attack, came from  disobedience of orders by Sundburg.  He was fined $50 and costs when  he pleaded guilty.    Immediately  yon hearing of the affair, Superintendent Sprouse discharged him  from the employ of the railroad.  When Conductor Netherton filed  his information Chief of Police  J. T. Eggleshaw, of Merritt, began to hunt for Sundburg.    He  heafcHhat he was .in Nicola and  the chief  went  there  by train.  He arrested Sundburg in Nicola,  and took him with him in a? rig  and : drove to Merritt.    Conductor Netherton  was  in  court  but  gave po testimony as the defendant pleaded guilty.  Lillie Dixon and Ruby Anderson were charged on the same information under the vagrancy  act with frequenting the streets'  of- Merritt, > They were summoned to court after the chief saw  them in the city on Saturday,  arid they appeared in court Mon-  -day. Both of trterri pleaded guilty and each was fined $25 and  costs.  i ;THe next case was that of John  Hays,   a   negro,   charged under  the;vagrancy act with frequent-  ing houses of ill fame.     He was  sentenced to six months in the  provincial jail at Kamloops and  . was taken there on  Tuesday by  " Chief   Eggleshaw   whose   office  ' was^filled in his absence by Constable J.  P. =Willgoose.     Hays  pleaded not guilty, but the chief  . proved by constable* Willgoose  .v that^Haya jyas found by him in a  .. disorderly, house on the first four  ; days of October.    The chief testified that he warned Hays,   but  he   continued   to   frequent  the  7 places as a piano player until the  -i chief Arrested him at 1,30 o'clock  in   the   morning    on    Monday.  Hays was locked up in  the city  j ail. until. he was taken to court.  Louis Austin was fined $5 and  costs^onTthe charge of disorderly  conduct oh Quilchena avenue on  October 4.    He had been swear-  ... ing and using abusive language.  "^Chief^ggr^lSwwa^ihformedr  and he went in search of Austin  finding hinl in a livery   barn.  Austin pleaded guilty. .  Merritt's Climate  Proved by Tennis  New Record Made  for   Beautiful Weather This Late in the Year  That Merritt has a climate to  boast of was proved on Sunday  when another new record for fine  weather was made allowing a  tennis game to be played on the  Merritt Tennis courts which are  located in front of the office of  the Diamond Vale colleries.  The players were Messrs. L. C  P. Baltz, James Gay, A. J. M.  Round, and J. P. Boyd.      ���  Messrs. Boyd and Baltz were  defeated four*out of six.  ��� .  . o������ *  Mrs. Frank Slough  Honored by Friends  Make Her Present of Cut Glass Berry  '���.-.'������      . Dish on Leaviug City  ��� The Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian Church last Friday gave a  tea at Mrs. F. A. Reid's home  for Mrs. Frank Slough to whom  they gave a cut glass berry dish.  In addition to the hostess there  were present 'Mesdames G. F.  Ransom, Harry Booth, A. F.  Rankine, E. B. Newcomb, and  A. J. Cowley.  Mrs. Slough has gone to Salmon  Arm to join her husband who  now is in business in the dry  goods line for himself there.  Squadron Orders are  Issued by, the Major.  All Equipment Must be'With   Quarter-  .   master by end of Next Week  H.-H. Mathews, major 0. C.  "D"31stB. C. H., has issued  squadron orders as follows:  31st Regt.,   B.   C.   H.,    "D"  Squadron Orders, Nos. 11 and 12.  . . Merritt, B. C.  Nov, lst, 1912.  11. Command of squadron.  During the temporary absence  of the O. C. Squadron attending  R. S. I. Cavalry at Winnipeg,  Lieut. D. F. Broome will assum  command of the Squadron and  govern himself accordingly.   "  12. Annual inspection  by D.  S. A. ������'. ���������.:;  Attention is called to Regimental order No. 13. All equipment not yet turned in must be  handed to the Quarter Master  Sergeant withont fail not later  than Saturday, Nov,   16th  next.  All the sqadron officers are required to be in attendance at the  Inspection in the temporary armoury on Nov. 20th.  H. H. Matthews,  ^Mfljorr-O.C.^,Dl!.,31st B.C.H.  In the Confectionery,  Stationery, Cigars or  Tobaccos, Magazines  or Papers  Whist Drive to  Assist Hospital  Many are Present at the Affair  to   enjoy the Card   Playing  and   Later the Dancing  For the benefit of the Nicola Valley  General Hospital the Ladies' Auxiliary  of the institution held a whist drive on  Tuesday evening at Menzies' hall. Mr.  Percy Ransom won first prize for gentlemen; Mrs. G. Trehearne, first prize  for ladies; and Mr. fred Gay and Mrs.  Davis, the booby prizes. Cards were  played from eight o'clock until ten and  dancing continued until two o'clock in  the morning. Refreshments were served at midnight. A cake was sold at  auction, the successful bidder being  Mr. Archie Jackson who offered two  dollars.  From Nicola  On Sunday a company of eight  drove to Merritt.  An enjoyable afternoon tea  was given by Mrs. Durland on  Tuesday.  On Monday Frank Jackson left  for a month's visit to his mother  in Ontario.  Ruby Howse is home again.  Equipment for the new school  house has not arrived, which  causes the opening to be postponed. : ���  This week saw more cattle  shipped from Nicola,  Saturday was a day of sports  in Nicola. Never was there a  more interesting paper chase.  What might have been a painful  accident occurred.when the Win-  ney horse turned suddenly instead of following the leaders,  thus throwing its rider to the  ground arid shocking her.  Lower Nicola  R. M, Woodward sold one of  his prize Aucona roosters. "  J. Roy le and W. Corkle were  visitors to Merritt on Monday.  Watch for the special Xmas  goods at Woodward's store.  Mr. J. Gray is building a pretty little cottage near the main  road.  Mrs. Colonel Flick paid a short  visit-to Merritt on Monday.  Mr. and Mrs: Court expect'to  remain in Lower Nicola another  month.   ���"  Mr. and Mrs. Bebean," visitors  to the Nicola Valley, have returned to their home in Vancouver. .  >  C. Tyner's residence has been  completed in the last week and  adds greatly to the beauty of  Lower Nicola. Thehouse is up  .to date in every particular with  all the modern conveniences. It  unites the beauty of a country  home with the comforts of a  city.  Dr. Moore's visit was greatly  enjoyed by all who were fortunate enough to hear him. The  Methodist church was well filled  and everyone listened with deep  interest to his lecture on."Moral  Reforms."  J. Gray has taken a trip back  to his old home in Qu' Appelle  but expects to return before  Xmas.  D. Dodding lost a valuable  cow on the track the other night.  Mrs. Whitaker has not been  out lately owing to the children  ���having^whooping^cough.  Fine Shows at  Sunshine House  The Sunshine theater ought to be  crowded each night because of the high  class entertainment offered there;  :   J  Twelve reels are given each week,  not to speak of the fun furnished by  the amateurs on Friday nights, and the  most excellent piano playing every  night of Mrs. Blanche Brenton, arid  her beautiful vocal work in connection  with the illustrated songs. Mrs, Bren-  ton's efforts would be considered of  first grade anywhere.  Tlie twelve reels each week with a  different set every other day, include  comedies, photo plays, pathetic dramas  and instructive films.  Oh Monday and Tuesday of next week  a special reel will be shown, depicting  a real Spanish bullfight in whigh one  hundred and fifty horses, bulls, and  men will appear.  Mr. and Mrs. Murdoch Mclntyre of  the Coldwater hotel, are back after a  trip to the coast.  can  An   Inspection, Invited.  H. pXIrknell  McDonald Block  Dr. Moore is  Strong Magnet  The Rev. T. Albert Moore, D.  D., general secretary of ithe tern?  perance and moral reform* department of the Methodist  church, a general conference  officer elected every four years,  and who succeeded the Rev. Dr.  Chown, now the general superintendent, preached in the Valley  last Sunday.  In the morning he spoke at  Nicola and in the afternoon at  Lower Nicola. In the evening  he spoke in Merritt in the Rev.  C. F. Connor's church.. His subject here was temperance and  moral reform, and his text was  "Thy will be done on earth as it  is in Heaven."  Crowds attended all his sermons and some who heard him  earlier in the day at Nicola or  Lower Nicola, drove to Merritt to  hear him again in the evening.  In his sermon here he asked  if what we did in certain things  was the will of God, and if we  were working for the will of God  would we have any liquor traffic,  would we have, any betting or  gambling, or would we have any  white slave traffic? Then he  dealt in detail with the vice in  connection with white slavery.    J  Mrs. Dodd from Nicola with  her two.children spent Wednesday visiting friends here.  For that quiet game  "-���'������      try  The Merritt  Pool  Room  Everything in   first-  class shape.   Tables  Al,  Cigars, Cigarettes,  Toaccos, Soft  Drinks, Candies, etc.  OPPOSITE  POST OFFICE  Watch   our   blackboard   for  latest sporting news.  SID MEARON and  FRANK BARNES, Props  FOR SALE  Thoroughbred Airedale puppies  for sale. Dogs $15, bitches $10.  Apply E. Conant Dot. B. C.  Local News  O.-N. B. Wilkie, P. L. S:, was in  the city this week, and said that his  work was catching up well., but that  owing to the lateness of the season he  would pull his crews off [after a little  while.  The Bank of Toronto beg to advise  their customers that they will, commencing this week, be open I Saturday  evenings from77 to 8.30; instead of  from 7 to 9.00 as has Leen the custom  in the past.  Mrs. G. C. Chittenden,wife of one of  Twohy Brothers' superintendents, left  Merritt on Tuesday to visit her old  home in Cleveland, Ohio.        7X7. ������'���"_���  ���: " ��� _ v   -        ���'.. '   - -    I  ��� Are the members of the City Council going to vote at their.next meeting  to gravel the" road to^the hospital? It  is in bad condition now.       , ';  .   -��� "" -      y ���  J. M. McDougald is in Merritt making improvements to the telephone  system here. ��� ��� ��� ���        y - \  Mrs. A. Lepitre, who was very ill  for a week with'neuralgia of the^side,  is back at Sunshine theater. She was  confined to her bed while she was^away  and Dr. Williams was her physician.  .  She isV'considerabiy better now, but  still is not very.strong.  James Cor belt, the Aspen Grove  rancher, was in the city this week on  business.. ���-���-���........ ������������..:.,.'.......  Giistaf Bierrhann arid Dorothy  Agnes Lindley. both of Lower  Nicola, were married in the  Methodist parsonage by the pastor of the church, the^:Rev. C. F.  Connor. The witnesses werie  Sarah Ann Lindley mother 6f  bride; and L. Austin, both also  of Lower Nicola.  Karl Lorens is building chimneys at Spence's bridge.  Homer Darknell says that his  new business is getting along  nicely and that it is improving  daily, v  Howell John, manager of thie  Pacific Coast colleries, went tjo  Nicola on business  on -Tuesday.  J. E. Walker,   manager ox    ,  Vancouver Lumber compan    the  ports general  conditions   y, re-  than they were and businebetter  ing well in Merritt. ss do-  E. Whihhen, foreman for thje  Diamond drill of the of the Sullivan Machine Company of Chicago, and his crew.are busy drilling by the side of the Coldwater  river for the Pacific Coast collieries.  Dr. and Mrs. G. H. Tutill made  a trip to Douglas Lake this w'eek.  H..H. Schmidt, owner of the  Big Sioux mineral group in th��  Aspen district, has closed his'  working for the winter and has  gone to spend that season in Salem, South Dakota. He will return about March- 1st. For the  work he did in the last year his  property here has made an excellent showing.  ��� -   -���-���y~f*.���.: '.��� .'''���.'' ���"���.'���  ANGLICAN CHURCH  Sunday, Nov. 10th.  Merritt���3 p.m.  Nicola���7.30 p. m,  J. Thompson, y  ���'"". Vicar.  CATHOLIC CHURCH  Sunday, Nov. 17th.  10 a. m. Mass.  2 p.m.   Catechism   and  Bible  History. "      y  7 p.m.   Rosary   and   Benediction.  Jas. Wagner, O. M. I.  Pastor.,"  \Y/E obtain skins from -  * nine different parts  of the world, for the  various styles of  Gloves  ��� firm .rja/.ce to Siberia,  frr.-i Sp-in i:, South America.  Dul rt6- iru-.ier.- where they.  "corne -frorr...;.'if the .name  Fcv/r.3c c.ppears on tho  r.lcvc; you . may l:now- that  tlie 12y.\ .^ r ' was selected,  cut and rcv/ed by experts.  Thc rcjult: ��� ' ���-  A  gcr.'Jcrm.n's  An   coor.o:  ica.1  glove   in  giovc   in  Sold.lv C^-n' stores  cve-y\v!.cr.-. ��� ivcr  und^r cry ...' ; name  than Fowncs I  5-   S��*>  "I*  Men's Fall Suits - - $11.00 to $35.00  Men's Extra Trousers - - #2.50 to $7.5^  Boys' 3-piece Suits - - $4.50 to $10.50  Boys' 2-piece Bloomer Suits - 4.50 to 8.50  Boys' Norfolk Suits - - - 450 to 7.50  Boys' Buster Suits   5 i    -     -    3.50 to 8.00  I  ������.F

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