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Array V��J>    V***-.*  V?kl -  *; &m  ib  -&?  :#"  r,*  -:*-���  -s_i��A  V--  i...-*^����_e .-"^  ,.y -jS.--.v~ _U-J��r- 'riS. ��� j��iH3&ii>  -^.-t     _w__..,  *.: fr 'j  ,-'.  '��  9  A?  /<?/^  5&��  ^���?  MERRITT, B. C, DECEMBER 27,  1912  To our many customers and all the  good people whom  wish were our customers, we extend  heartiest wishes for  a Happy and Prosperous  New Year.  ir  F. A. Reid & Go.  r4-TheMVvdirbe.iMJnneetingof'the>airii  ll��&v**-^rJ.  '7c  The Mertitt.rdrche8tra>; will give a  Year'j^eVesvdfUjee  in--Central  ctfancilJbn',Mo'ndayJevening"_whenyhe'  cil gave its consentitb^.the^elosing^of  Mamette -avenue"to the riverain order1  An3*r$ff "Hoggan'a  begundericvvay again  .finishiMttfcnL     .  new "hotel "will  "Itis to.be.  The  not meet  Tillieum  again  holidays.'" *  Whist club will  until after the  that a piece of property mightffind  a  purchaser...  I      ��       ���   .^^     i -V  r*  11  Postmaster Langstaff reports the  Christmas mail-at Merritt about three  times the bulk he usually handles.  Harold Greig's - office window now  look's like that of a shop on a boulevard, the-cause being-his big plate  glass -showing the-Voght-Reserve-plan  and'the lots sold. *  Filled wjth the Christmas spirit, Prov-  . incial Constable Edgar Vachon  did not  forget that the staff of the.Nicola Valley News is addicted to smoking.  , T- -���. r- ���  ;.,��,.  . Mies McKibbon went away on  Monday to join her parents in _ Vancouver.  ���^Yesterday week Mrs. Welfare gave  a  ��� f��.re#B"l .'party in her favor.  Part of the. Merritt Brass Band'  spent three hours Christmas afternoon  serenading in various parts of the cityT-  There was much appreciation of their  thoughtfulness.  TKe Sunshine theater continues to present fine films and the  piano, playing of Mrs. Corbett is  an added attraction.  Shifting duties the last week  kepfJ;'^ Eggleshaw, chief,of  police,..' out .qf bed about twenty  hours-a day.  M iss Whitmore has'resigned-from the  5taff 'of the.* Nicola" yalley General  Hospital,    f.   .  ' - - ._��t��   ^   :  7 .'X .O ~ " ?��~,."7", _..-- ^i��  yThe* Knights of Pythias will have a  grand time on New��"Year's night- in  'the ir new hall in ' the* Simpson and  Cranna building'. Every members expected to bring a fried?!. _The affair is*  expected to be one of the social events  of th a season.  ��� o     ,      ' y     ���  Police Chief Eggleshaw sang  ' 'Tiife Star of' Bethlehem"' oh  Sunday night in the Presbyterian  church. He was accompanied  by Mrs. Grimmett on the organ.  The salesman's sample Remington  No,' 11 with adding attachment and totalizer in all valued at about $350, Las  been recovered.- While assisting in locating a leak in" the water pipes at the  C. P. R. station; Policeman Willgoose  had occasion to go under theJ flooring  and there he ill-covered :t.he missing  machine. It had. disappeared from the  waiting room of the station about' four  weeks ego.    .'.._''.     '..',".."7,-'.;.. .'";."  Charles Vanhere, proprietor of  the Brunswick poolroom,-is at the  coast purchasing a bowling alley.  He will start soon, the rcpristruct-  iori of a two-story, building on  Quilchena avenueVibetwige F. A.  Reids store and that of G. B.  Armstrong were he will move  from his Voght" street place.  There will be a lunch counter  downstairs in the new house.  TheybalHn aid of the. Nicola  General ^Valley Hospital which  was.heldi.inNpentral- Hall yfas a 1  great- success and $154.25j was  secured for the'hospital.  j***  ��� Two men came to Merritt to do work  on the Coldwater hotel annex and extension to the barroom and now they  are going to stay here. They both have  offices in Vancouver. One is, Daniel  McNeil the carpenter, who started  work on October 16 and the other is J.  A. Wade of the firm of J. A. Wade and  Brothers, who did the .plastering.  1 Both men made records for the- speed  and quality of their work. Mr. Wade  has bought a lot and Mr.' McNeil is goto bring his wife here.  Annual Meeting   '  Montreal Bank  Mr. A. W. Strickland   Receives  Report of What Was Done  at the Gathering.  Mr. A..W. Strickland, manager  of the local branch of the Bank  af Montreal, has received a report of the proceedings of the  annual general meeting of the  shareholders in Montreal. - It follows:  On motion of Mr. W. R. Miller  the president, Mr. R, B. Angus  was requested to take the chair.  It was also moved by Mr.- C. J.  Fleet, K. C. seconded by Mr. A.  Piddington, that Messrs. G.F.C.  Smith and Bartlett McLennan be  appointed to act as Scrutineers,  and that Mr, James Aird be the  secretary of the meeting. This  was carried unanimously.  The president moved," and Mr.  E.1. B. Greenshields seconded���  That the report of the' directors,  now read, be adopted and printed  for distribution among the shareholders. This was carried unanimously. " '  - The president, Mr. R. B. Angus, then moved,, and Mr.- E. B.  Greenshields seconded���That the  Shareholders' By-law No.- 3 be  amended as follows: By/*replacing the word '.'twelve".in the  third line of the' By-law, as  printed, by tl^g. word '^'fourteen"  The president' further moved  and Mr. E.-B. Greenshields seconded���That the Shareholders'  By-law No. 9, be amended as  follows:.By replacing the word  "thirty-five" in~the~second line  of- the By-law, as printed, by the  word "forty-five."  On motion of Mr. George  Hooper,- seconded by Mr.- W.  Stanway, it was resolved���That  the .thanks of the meeting be  presented to the president, vice  president and directors.for their  attention to the interests of" the  bank. /     ������ -    '   c  Oh"motion of Mr. D. Morrice,  seconded byMr^C.-.R^Hosriier;.  ^ofgbhe; meeting', bj^iyep^p:^  ^InffferaL mahageivythe^ supetuf-'  tehdentCi^ the^3'managersf>fJind  thaisseEvjces^.during-.the:^past  ^[Tlie '-ballotxfor - th'e^election^ of'  D irectors" - was thenV^.proceeded  with, ���and t_he~ Scrutineers! appointed for that purpose reported  the following gentienVeny.duly  "elected: * ;'        ' *"\ _'; "  ' Mr. R. B. 'Angus, A. Baumgar-  teh; E. B". Greenshields, C., R.  Hosmer, Sir William Macdonald,  Hon. Robert Mackay, Mr H.-^.  Meredith, D. 'MorrffteJ ���> _James  Ross, Sir Thomas,-- Shaughnessy,  K.'C.V.O..-, The Right "Hon. Lord  Strathcona and ;'Mbunt\Royal, G.  C.-M. G?, G. C.*"V!*;��; Mr. D.  Fdrbes; Angus, Mr,*" Huntly" R.  Drummond and C B; Gordon/  Since the last annual meeting,  branches have 'been   opened   at  ^ints-irTthlTf6llb\#ing provihces7  viz:���-  In Ontario���Windsor.  Quebec��� Thetford Mines.jGran-  by, Lachine, Magog, St. Lawrence (Montreal), Maisonneuve  (Montreal);  4 ^North-West ��� Plum Coulee.  Man., Swift Current, Sask., Red  Deer. Alta., Ogden Shops (Calgary, Alta.), East End (Calgary  Alta.)-*'- W..-W.'-',:   ;���:  ������  British Columbia���Port Alberni,; Princeton,. North Vancouver,  Sapperton, InTermere.  The branches at Marysville,  N. B. Rosenfield.Man., and Oak-  ville,-Man. have been ciosed.  At a special meeting of the  shareholders, held.on 18th June,  1912, an incaease of $9,000,000  to the capital stock of the bank  was authorized, making the total  Authorized   Capital $25,000,000.  With deep regret the directors  have to record the death of their  highly esteemed Vice-President  Sir Edward S. Clouston. Bart.,  who had been a member of ��� thc  board, and vice-president for  ���even years, and who has held  . he position of general manager  for upwards of twenty-one years.-  All the offices.of the barik,; ?inr  cluding the*head office have been  inspected during the year.  The report showing the bank's  business for the year has already  been printed by the Nicola Valley  News,  Boy Scouts is  Now Live Topic  Price 5 Cents  -    ~ <��� yi,  Interest of the Residents of this  City in the Movement is  Growing Daily  There hardly seems any doubt  now that - the boy scout movement will be revived in this city  for good and air whenthe committee consisting 'of the Rev. J.  A. Petrie, chairman: the Rev. C.  F. Connor, iW.R. Langstaff, W.  Heslop, and G. .M. Brash, meets  early next month. The boys of  the city are enthusiastic, and the  story printed by the Nicola Valley News has awakened the residents of the city and their interest in the movement' is growing  daily because the boys are not  .forgetting,to boom the idea. It  is expected that the'^Honorable  Provincial Secretary of the movement, the Rev. and the: Hon. T.  R. Heneage of - Victoria^ will be  here soon again to help ;along the  organization.'-      __      ^r  A boy: to become a scout must  make the promise following: -  On my honor I proniise.that.I  will do my best,to dp7my duty  to'God.and the King, tbVhelp other people at all/times, and to  obey the scout law.     '-X    y  The scout'law is: -���* \      K X  A scout's'honor is to-be trust  ed.    -  ";~'J-       :yy   y "  A scout is ��� loyal, tbfijhe "King  arid his officers,,, and to- his parents, his;' country, anif.his em-  ployers. ~ ���, 1 y  'A scout,s "duty,"is.to be'useful  and to help, others'//'  T   'V.'*.  A, scout is a friend to all, and'a  brother to every other s'doutno  matter to .wha.t, social? class^^the  other belongs. 777 *'77\   *     ':v\  ���*i.'scout is courteoustsh-'  Birth of Christ  The Rev. C. F. Connor Preaches  a Sermon on Christ in the  Methodist Church  ^1  The Rev. C. F. Connor in the  Methodist Church on Sunday  evening spoke on the Birth of  Christ.    He said in part:  The Gospel of Luke is the  gospel of humanity of Jesus, and  lingers reverently over the Nativity bringing many sidelights  to play upon the Cradle of the  Holy Child. The Roman Empire  assisted in the fulfilment of the  prophecy in bringing Mary and  Joseph to Bethlehem. And now  on the night of the birth of Jesus the Shepherds of Judea bring  their greetings.  Somewhere on the hillside  near Bethlehem these shepherds  were watching their flocks by  night, when suddenly the angelic herald appeared to them. In  fear they fell upon the earth,  only to receive the assuring message, " Fear not, for behold I  bring you good tidings of great  joy which shall be to all the people, for unto you is born this day  a Saviour which is Christ the  Lord."  The message ended and the  song began, "Glory to God in  Highest and on earth peace a-  mong men in whom he ;is well  pleased.'' When the song ceased  and the singers disappeared into  the stillness of the night, the  shepherds with almost one voice  said, ' 'Let us now go even to  Bethlehem and see this ��� great  thing.which the Lord has made  knownv unto us." With no  .doubts'or- questionings, or hesitation, they, go hastily and are; rewarded, by finding-and 3eeingthe  Infant, Redeemer. ; y 7 - ;'  ^ What was the ..secret of this  company. Both in opera, and  popular music the players showed their cleverness. It was a  high class program, well carried  out. The singing of Messrs. Wil-  lett, FotherkilJ, and Baker was  fine, as wps rhe 'cello playing of  Mr. France.: and the violin play  ins of Mr. Johnson.  Pretty Srory  of Christmas  Xmas Merry for  all in the City  Day Proves to be One of Cheer  Both for the Resident and  the Stranger.  Merritt certainly had a merry Christmas, both in a. social and in a business  way. The sales so fa��- in the holiday  season have been excellent, and show  the prosperity of the district as does  the confidence with which the merchants bought thier stocks of quantity  and quality. There was no chance even  for the stranger or the visitor to go  without the good cheer, for the hotels  presented fine menus, and few were  there here who were not the glad  guests at some home in most "of' which  there was good cheer either with a dinner or entertainment. ��� The business  men gave away prizes on Christmas  eve and those who were not winners  were able to buy what they wanted.  If the next year end as well as this  Merritans will not have any cause to  complain,.but tbere are mighty few  who do not expect even a still more  prosperous year.  James McMahan Determines to  Win a Doll  For a Sick" Little  Girl, and He Succeeds  City to Get  Great Boost  %_ A^seout'  word~and  ���Vt  Efiginle^Xlop  "     Goes to Howies  Local Man ' Gets  Much ^Sought  Position at Power House and  He is at Work There  A. S. Howes, who-was considered*as  a candidate for alderman from the east  ward,-but who pulled out. of the ra^e  and w*ent after the place as engineer  at the power house, has won in his ambition and he is at work at the new  plant, having started there last Monday morning. A special meeting of  the city council was called for last Sat,  urday night, and after the reading of  correspondence with Ducane,,, Dutcher  and company, it was unanimously decided that Mr. Howes should get a  chance to show what he could' do as  the engineer of the new.power house.  This has been a much sought position,  but from the verv start Mr.- Howes  seemed to be the'.choice of the ' council/  ready response? 1 The answer is  the men ^themselves. As r Jacob,  who;COuld )tend.' the;- flock, ;:-ari d  *���   _. $\* \     "���    b,j***Z. ^.v ' *yi*       "-^   >V>* *" "���    f'jw3��'1' *��*    "  .-K-*-  Comes to City  B. Boe of Vancouver Establishes  Branch Plumbing and Steam-  fitting  House.>  B, Boe plumber- and steam-  fitter ef Vancouver, has established a .branch in .Merrittt in  charge of Fred T. Alcock as local manager. Soon there will be  a large stock _of plumbing and  steam heating appliances in the  city. The Boe establishment in  Vancouver is one of/thq, bigbusi-  ncss houses there. The firm'has  put in the apparatus atr.the; city  hall. the.jColdwater hotel, the  Nicola "Valley General -[Hospital,  ,^ard in the' [ new building Jof  iHio Bank' 6f Montreal. \ '  'WOOl?;^  J." In our thinking there is. a ten-  dency-to push- the secular arid  the sacred, - top far apart;   We  put. them, in .different realms,  but f in   reality they - are -not.  The secular is the sacred <>n its  earthward side. - It was no mere  coincidence that the vision came  to'the toilers than *rU "the men .of  leisure.    It is always  sq.   The.  Sheperd Moses caoght the-Vision  and "the vc^ce of God  itfy^the  burning bush/ Gideon  had-.the  heavenly'-visitation while thresh-  jn& wheat, JHisha while following fhe plough*.    Matthew .wiile  sitting at the receipt of customs  Peter^ndrfew,* James and John  while following their occupation  of   fishing:     So-our^tasks^are  digified and enrolled "as  we follow our honest occurj&tion.   Each  day and each deed will mark*pro-  gress, and the highest and noblest life will come through  faithfulness in "the trivial round, the  common taste."   Happy  indeed  is that li fe which  has  t he open  eye upon the '"flock", and the o-  pen heart toward heaven,  Harold Greig has   Plans for  an  Extensive Advertising Scheme  for Merritt  r>  Harold Greig reports the sale  of-lots in Voght Reserve as :exr  ceptionally brisk, averaging, two  lots.,a day, which he says breaks  all records for. real estate, sales  in (Merritt- Voght - Reserve presents a very - busy appearance  these days, four houses being  under" construction., Seven~6tHefs  'areWhtracted'Ifo^  ;^TWbookle&#tebfl^l)��E3Hff5  Bell Ringers ���  Show is Fine  They Appear in Central Hall and  Present Various  Acts in the  Musical Line  The -English Imperial Hand  Bell Ringers appeard in'Central  Hall Jast Saturday night and  gave a good show, introducing  vocal solos, duets, quartets, glees,  humorous songs, and cello solos.  Those who attended the performance had a delightful evening.  Judged by the applause the public was pleased with the offering.  The program testified to the versatility of the members of'the  Mouri^,  "Jlr^r^askatchewan/^iieyis.  'cei ving ��� m<Jui��es hnge veryjmtfri'  abon^this ? cfty,vi and? ^he'Bays  that advertising "compile'dj'pro^  perly'and distributed with discretion in the . right channels  will bring results. He has sold  a lot in Vancouver. An adyert-^  ising circular showing the building activity on one of tfiffe-" city's  busy streets also is being spread1  broadcast over Canada by Mr..  Greig. who says that Merritt will  be advertised as it"h^"e_r was before, and that at' least."$2,000  will*be spent by him,in��boosting  its worth and its resources. He  -vttll not alone be benefitted by  this advertising. The people of  Merritt also will reap benefit  from "his outlay, and they appreciate the work being. done by  .him,-and-it-Ss=felkthatewhen=pub~  ���lie funds are expended .for advertising purposes he. should&e,  asked for co-operation with "his  suggestions, for. he is in a class  by himself along advertising  lines.     V ...  1 There is no doubt that advertising is a science, and requires  deep thought and broad ideas.  Advertising must be watched  very closely���in fact on bookkeeping principles, for if this be  not done, it is impossible to locate the results from the expenditures.  Mr Greig says that he is figuring on a campaign of advertising  that will place Merritt on thc  map everywhere in Canada, the  British Empire, and the United  States, and if the city at any  time feels like spending money  for advertising he will explain  a scheme, He makes the point  that co-operation is the essential  point, and declares that without  this, advertising cannot bring  the results that it should.  Today Mr. Grieg sold by mail  two lots to a party in Moosimin,  Sask..  Probably the sweetest Christmas  story in Merritt is that of James McMahan and little Miss Jessie McKay.  Little Miss McKay is the daughter of  a C. P. R. engineer on  Vancouver  Is-      ,  'end.    Her  grandmother  is   Mrs.   Mc-  Mullen.    Mrs. McMullen came  to   this  district for her  health   and   then  took  the management of the boarding house  on Coal Hill for Joseph Graham's mine.      '  Her little granddaughter was sent here  by her parents because she was suffer- _.  ing from hip trouble.  Mr. McMahan, who is driver for the  Vancouvei Lumbe-i Company frequently  dehvei^d lumber on  Coal  Hill  and he, _  "  became    acquainted    with  the, young     *  lady, and he gave her rides, until -her     j  grandmother explained that they  hurt  the ch'ild, owing to  her illness.   Then*,   t  he began giving her candy,   and .when  she was sent to the hospital where she'  will be for six month's more he  started  to visit her regularly. ~   *-*���"- " ^  When  Jones  and  Darknell" puf up"-1*-'  their beautiful doll as a Christmas prize  he bought all the chances he could,-and-*y  got a great number  from   sympathejip      .  women who had chances^-   Finally-*he    y  got about sixty. "  'Z  " Zi l^  At nine o' clock on-Christmas eve '\  the drawing was held in the store J be- JiX  fore a big crowd. He won! Every- *  body was pleased. He grabbed the doll .3  and ran to the Nicola Valley GeneralJ h  Hospital. The litte girl was asleep! 4  The nurses awoke her and Mr. Mc- "J  Mahan gave her the doll. -   *J  She put her arms around his neck and .?  exclaimed: '"Oh, my darling lumber 7}  man!" and kissed him and then 'kissed 4  the doll. Mr. McMahan was the hap^' \  piest he ever was in his life. ^ ��� *JJZ$'  Another doll went to a- worthy little-^t  girl. Mrs. Harold Greig won the doll i  at the apron and cake sale_of the ladies \^  of St. Michael's Guild and Mrs. Greig ^  gave it to the little Williams girl a.t tf  Lower'Nicola.     .     _.       ^.:5'^C"-"1 -    "-if  sy  Montreal, Bank  in New Home  r:r  tier.  *7~ ^*MkJ!  Ha��2 Only^^SYault^jnwiliiffM.  su  i#>S��^i  As^^Sfe  buildrngatj  'ItfWrKopeir  seven jo'IcIockx. toheight f.t!ujfl&r.<feTheM,;  greatest.thmg aboirtthernes^^nildintri  r'J-., fy-tefitesph Z-*vl~"*! -*3KSeii^^5is_e^{__-t3"f;  is itsVauIt;whictfos^compoge$$OHaK&B<��  eighteen,   thousand-"* firg*,' bricliByeachy^ V7^?ftf  bound with steel laid in^em��ttt/-$X  The vault is'as burglar'^prtSof^as  "St*;*  Js possible tQ makela^^ull^gai^:'?161'*^ td-Xty^Z  *value is  in  that "it^ ^'-absolutely, fire**.J^T^^^  proof/'_. TJ^ tsTioulfl^e ^oiMdideredja,^;^-^^jV^-  great afccommodatiofT andprotectienf or"^y?i^%4^'  the present and future^.|!atrpns*_of Xttibl^fy "Mh'^^��..  bank, for in a city^where atlthe houses ***>  '"^^CsS^J  are of wood th"%dangter-cl'-^fire is ,ev!?r J-'*     ' -*e*^~Ml  gresent, art^g ordinary^, safes   w3IK.noti_i  ere ablei^o protect their* con ten ts-if the "'  heat is terrific! Z   m ���'. ,    -��.���_.^,. ^^^  ' Valuable papers and deeds would ba '  safe*m^this vauit,*SWh��% thcy-^vould \  not be anywhere else.^. Ueeds^ ahd oth^ ^  er valuable papers* once;lost are1 migfi? *  ty hard to duplicate, and lare dupjicatejl ?  onlj^af ter much   annoyance" and much    ��*  expense.     .                    *         ', �����    �� **"  ~    o 1       ^        .    j*'  .F^ *l        C�� ��� ��*g*l '-1-    ���      _ ��  reopie ozui   ~~^    -\-   -  .     *��"       ��� - y  x Ready to Act i  If MarnetteT Avenue Case Goes' y  to Court in Nicola They Will,    j  Go There to Protest    '**"   '  Althongh the indications arethat-the  city council will recede from its action  in giving its consent to the closingr**ofn  Mamette avenue to the river along  with the closing of an alley,-the'people  of this city are nofgoing to -sleep on  the question, and will be ready to go to  Nicola to protest if the council-does  not rescind'theresolutibn, or if any attempt be made to get-the deal;through  regardless of the action of the council.  The people feel that their property  should not bo 'given away without their  consent,' and if necessary they will apt  pear before the court" and make thier  proposition known as a matter of >yrec-  %  ord and principle.  ' i**r����������w r����ntivi��  Something must be done to have the  practice of throwing fruit skins on the  sidewalks stopped. _  When Policeman Willgoose ^reached  Spence's Bridge last week on'the "way  to Kamloops with John, Findley ,who  was held for trial fo*shootin'g at John  Saunders, ajprovinciaTconstable wanted to arrest T?indley before he. found  out that he was already a prisoner. He  said that Findley had not. loug.been out  of jail and that "he wanted 'him for  stealing from the railroad. He will  have to wait until the.,*present charge  is disposed of.- \^  ��� > -  <l  - ���**\-i��i'��"'*_ir*_��  !-  I  *w-  ��w.  ��  .��^K��  y :,~  '~&& THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, December 27,  1912  ��  DRUGGIST  Drugs  Stationery  Tobaccos  Medicines      Magazines  Sundries �� Lending Library  CM. LINDSAY  Plumbing and Heating  Will open for business in Merritt the first of the  year.  Let me figure on your plumbing.  Head Office:  101 Pacific Building,  Vancouver, B. C..  THE  Mines Office :  Merritt, B. C.  P. O. Box 1 7  Coal & Coke  Company, Ltd.  Miners and Shippers of High Grade Coals for  Steam and Domestic Use.  Screened Coal Delivered Locally at Usual Rates, C. O. D.  Phone 9a, or leave orders at G. B. Armstrong's store.  .   ANDREW^McGORAN. Proprietor  Two car loads of Cedar Fence Posts  and Pickets.  PEGIALLY LO W-PRICE.  'Lumber YsflFd and Offices:      * '   r.  Yoght Street,~near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  TV  &  ^p��  JL.  * * -  NEW YORK CAFE  VOGHT STREET  WING ING,*     ���      -      .     Proprietor.  EX ELLENT CUISINE '  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  of the next best, ''  ���*&���  If you want a gentlemen's Gigar  5. . go to  the  v��   ������- in stock  THE "MS PREFERENCE" (Tan minutes in Havana).    La Flor Do Vallens.     javannah.  .   / Our Dick, Etc. ...  - If yon like a mild cigar try the "Bobby BurnB".   Ask the doctor.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKED  *NICOLA, B.C.  ��  The choicest.of Beef, mutton, etc., always on hand  i Fresh Fish,' Hggs and Vegetables]  T. HESLOP, Prop.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in  advance  Six: months._$l.Q0  F. W. HARTING,  J. W. ELLIS,  Editor  Manager  One dollar per inch per month fer regrular ad  vertisins:. 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 advertising.  ���"   Address ���  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt .3  Phone 25.  THE NEW YEAR  For the new year how would  it do to live the creed which  Robert Louis Stevenson wrote  out for the inspiration of every  real worker?   It follows:  "To be honest, to be kind; to earn a  little and to spend a little less; to make  upon the whole a family happier for  his presence, to renonnce, when that  becomes necessary, and not be embittered; to keep a few friends, but these  without capitulation; above all, on the  same grim condition, to -keep friends  with himself���here is a task for all that  a man has of fortitude and  delicacy."  for the general good it is a practical certainty that benefits will  be achieved. It is hoped that  this rnay be.;said of the Nicola  Valley Agricultural and Horticultural Association at the end  Of another year. Their purpose  is Upbuilding of the Nicola Valley,1 a vast and rich district now  but thinly populated and importing! for consumption great quat-  tities that can be produced in  the district. Those who live  here know its resources are  ample to support a population  many times as large as it is at  present, and the problem of the  association is to bring in new  people to occupy the land, develop it, and. thus benefit the entire  district.       r  Local jealousies must be put  aside. -Prejudiced remarks of  one place against another must  become few and far between.  Merit, wherever it may be, must  be recognized, and a broad-minded spirit of co-operation must  take the place of miscellaneous  and separate effort to attract settlers.  By producing what we consume we keep money at home  and add to the wealth of the  community. The Nicola Valley  Agicultural �� and Horticultural  Association should work to win  admiration for the public-spirited  way it goes about the solution  of the problem of development  byi striving for the entire valley,  and know that whatever benefit  one locailty is pretty sure to benefit all others. Let the Nicola  Valley become known as it should  be, in the East and in Europe  and.its development is assured.  SAVE CITY'S BIRTHRIGHT  The folly and suicidal policy  of carelessly surrendering public  utilities, privileges or property  to private control has had many  deplorable illustrations. It is  the experience of many cities  that public rights are cheaply  sold or given away to private  parties or corporations who reap  the benefits that belong to the  public, or who stand in the way  of public developement by their  control of such privileges.  In its infancy of development  a city's property or public utilities are not appreciated as to  their prospective possibilities and  values. For a nominal consid-  ation, it is often possible for enterprising spectulators or investors to secure a monopoly of what  ultimately becomes of immense  importance and value, owing to  urban development. The public  then pays a perpetual tax for  the incredible folly of early indiscretion in the disposal of its  birthrights!' The injury to public, interests is often;- irreparable  o��"d-i>oraia,ndi-t,tyrretards tne~ expansion _6f the city.  Merritt is at a critical period  in its history. It stands between  the old and the 'new in urban  development.; It holds within  its hands the keys of a situation  unsurpassed in its possibilities  for future'--urban- importance.  These advantages should not be  idly surrendered or disposed of  without adequate consideration  or protection of public rights.  -Because an alderman does notithe eity. the professional   mam  think a piece of property everf^jj find his field-expanding; and  GETTING TOGETHER  In thinking of plans for the advancement of Merritt there can  be only one successful conclusion  to the development propaganda-  "get together" plan of action.  It is a familiar platitude that no  government is a fact without the  consent and approval of those  governed. By the same token,  no campaign for the advancement of Merritt's permanent interests will' be successful or fruitful of result without the approval and co-operation of everybody in the city. To attain re-  suits, the. movement for a bigger,  <% r                 . ;  *     I.' '           . -           '      ,iy        - -  UXii; !_' if-i      ���MTL _������____*���' i.     i_  formed the habit of getting  many classes of goods elsewhere,  and there is work ahead totedteh  them that it is cheaper and m6re  expedient to buy -i their goods  here. Merritt is large enough  now to become its own market  for every class of goods. Some  dealers complain of the lack of  interest in their goods and the  difficulty of combatting outside  competition. Let them get right  ih and boost their goods and do  some advertising at home.. Not  all the people know of what a  merchant has to sell by looking  into his show windows. Perhaps  if some of our business men who  have grown rather discourage 1  in certain lines would boost a  little harder and advertise a little  more, the people would soon be  taught the folly of going on shopping tours to outside places. Every true Merrittan willl buy his  goods through a home dealer if  ho can sup-ply the articles he  wants. There is a whole lot of  money in Merritt and a whole  lot of prosperity here, too, and  these are things with which every  body can afford to be selfish and  keep them at home.  PRAISE THE   WEATHER  Charles Lamb remarks that  grace before meat should be said  not three times a day when the  family sits at the table, bu'  many times a day, for all tht  things that are good and pleas  ant and delightful are the bread  and meat of life. It is easy t<  execrate the weather and it h  human to do so, but how man}  give praise for the" blessing*  brought by such weather as is  now the portion of the inhabitants of this section ? This weather is enough to bring vigor t<  depressed spirits arid worn out  frames. The tonic in it is match -  less and beyond calculation.  everybody���ahcK let"' them leave  their personal1 [preferences7 and  differences, on'the top'shelf "of the  darkest closet."      ''        '  A greater Merritt "brings equal  benefit to all. The 'wage-earner  will find that the "bigger Merritt  is,' the much4 more'attractive "and  profitable place" will-it be to-live  in. The small merchant will  find that his business will grow  with the broadening out of  the  will, be  worth '��Jiything to the  city'does not make it so. ���  ' -����� ;   qppotune Time f �� act "  ������     ��� *���  Mr. "A. W.- McVittie draws tjie  kittewtion of the Nicola Boards of  Trade to an .important"-matter^  connection with the irrigation of  waste lands. His sjiggestion is  an excellent one, and nowF is  the opportune time for action.  "He7says"that~there'_is~how���no  ���provision in the water act which  will allow a cofhpany to .conserve  the waters that are wasted in the  spring freshets to distribute it  later in the year. He say*, that  ^jthe area of which could . be' put  ���under cultivation by a'proper  system of conserving and distributing water would be at least  five thousand acres clear of timber, and this land would support  a family on' ten acres which  means a- large increase in population and the production of vegetables and small fruits which  the whole country is crying for.  He would have the. government  either so amend the water act  that a company could handle  this water for the'benefit of the  land owners, or that the government itself should construct the  necessary works and deliver the  v/ater to the individual hblder;  The Commission of Agriculture  shortly will be sitting, arid this,  in consequence, is an opportune  time for the matter to be brought  UP* : ���     ��� ��� '" ' ��� ''" _    ������"���'' :"  ,.:    ^STRONG" MEN NEEDED  When men of < strong character  and determined purpose .gather^  for a definite purpose and give,  their time" and  best   judgment  the interests that have la��ge  sums of money' invested in big  enterprises -will win their own  proportionate-share'of the prosperity.  With all the magnificent natural, resources*that surround Merritt there is only one way to  bring about the happy conditions  described and that is by harmonious teamwork.  Getting together! That, is  what the people of Merritt must  accomplish -to make this city a  pivotal center. We have the resources, but they need development. We have the climate, but  it heeds exploitation. The substantial foundation that was built  with caution and discretion now  offers an adamant keystone for  Merritt which, hot any other city  in interior of this province, is the  c|ty-of destiny. We have everything that goes to make up the  ideal great city, but we have not  a surplus of publicity, co-operative energy, action. It is all  very well for Merrittahs to know  we have wonderful resources,  but the. propaganda is to broaden  out, to expand. When a city  ceases to grow; it ceases to exist.  Merritt is -growing rapidly, but  the present generation should  reap the benefit of the growth.  PLANT SHADE TREES!.  The absence of shade trees if  a needless and deplorable condition. Here in Nicqla Valley soil  and climate favor the growth ol  a great variety of both fruit and  shade trees.- All .can.find in the  promotion of tree planting a  good field for their efforts. As  time is an important factor in  the development of trees, an early beginning, is important. ; Tree,  culture.,-is.0sornething .in,.,which  everybody ougnt to be interested.  Tl��7E have received five thousand pounds of  y * -the finest of this year's Eastern Turkeys during the past week. Even with  this quantity we do not expect to be able to  fill all orders. Order how;���the price is right_  and so are the turkeys,   i   7-    v  Nicola Valley  I. Eastwood  Manager_  News-Telegram, is .  Boost for Calgary  One of the Most Attractive Newspapers  Received in Exchange  One of the finest newspapers  received in exchange by the Nicola Valley News is the Calgary  News-Telegram. It compares,  fav^ably with Jthe beat publications in Canada'and the United  S tates, It is eloquently attractive and is thoroughly newsy. Its  make-up is of the first grade, and  its contents <$f the* Jiighest .quality. .- It is one'of the strong boosts Calgary can be proud of.  The Christmas edition is a beautiful issue in colors...  Station agent M. M. Shore was  in Vancouver.  'SUYAtHOMEl  ; The business men of Merritt  should.teach the,-people of this  city that it pays, best to patronise, home trade. And they would  be surprised the vast undeveloped field . they would find. It  would.be like going into a new  country.     Merritt   people have  for that quiet gome  try  The Merritt  Pool Room  Everything in   first-  class shape.   Tables  Al.  Cigars, Cigarettes,  Tobaccos, Soft  Drinks, Candies, etct  Next G. B. Armstrong's  Quilchena -Avenue  Watch  our   blackboard JJor  * latest sporting hews..  SID MEARON and  FRANK BARNES, Props  HOTEL*  QUILCHENA JWENUE  Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.    -       - \ Spacious Room's.  Excellent accommodation.    -   Well lighted throughout.  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Special  attention^, to  commercial trade.  Rates $1.50 per day.    Special Rates by the month  ANDREW HOGGAN,  PROPRIETOR  Som e  ompliments  We Have Received  "Cleanest Laundry I have ever  men in," remarked a laundryman of 14.years experience....  ������: "You turn.-oufcUhe..Best;.and  Cleanest work in the interior of  B. C." said, a traveling:.salesman, y ' 7 ,.,. ,  Ring up 42 and leave your call.  ���  Let us prove this last  remark.  Try our Baths���All Bathrooms  Steam heated.  NICOLA VALLEY  STEAM LAUNDRY  Opposite C. P. R. Station  The apron and cake bazaar of  the ladies of St, Michael's Guild  in the Parish hall was a pronounced succe3. Mrs..-'Harold-Greig  won the big doll. ; She will give  it to some worthy child"  r\  -j Provincial    Constable    Edgar  Vachon arrested Eusface Jack*ah.  Indian of'the Sul'us-reserve  who  was find $20 and costs for. making threats to kill at Nicola.;. He-  was capturd in a barn.    He did~t"  not haye the money to pay  the ,-;  fine, but'in a'couple days a friend- '  paid it.' fie was ^entertced bjM*  ft-fTutillT :     -...*-��. -.." -f1 <*   -���>-  hjpritess and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, lankets,*  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  ' 'Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  N. J. BARWICK -  Canadian  Western Lines  . Vest of Bevelstoke  Nicola  Merritt  Open Day and Night  Restaurant  > Quilchena Ave, :  ; dor excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers. ���  Chinese Noodles  hickan     hop Suey.  Chinese Tea..  Prices���the most reasonable  , in town.  FUNERAL  DIRE0T05T  AND EMBALMER  Address It ft/with A". P. Mi 1 r  ......... e..,,prpn��p t  ��� "���"' attention^-"  :    ......  U. J. BARWICiC  -1- MERitrrT;';    ': XXyoxi  Nicola.Phone No. 5. ,.'.",'.  , Merritt. Phone No. 26. . "  Christmas  Excursion  Rates *  From December 21  . -^io^January-It���_  Fare and One  Third  Return Limit January 6  ��� ��� J  M, M. SHORE 7  Agent .       ; rierrltt, B, C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  Electric Restorer for Mien    r*��.  PhOSDhonol restores every nerve in thB-b'ody^*.'-^-"1  K �����" its proper tension; restores  vim and vitality. Premature decay nnd all sexual  weakness averted at once.- Phosphonol will  ..lake you a new man.   Price *8a bbx^.or.two for. ���.���?-.  86.   Mailed to any ���address.'; The SobbeUDrag -'-"- -  Oo_,St.Catharines.Ont. ^y:.   ���������.,;..,u.t.K..-...+ ^.  were  1 interested  Iboutttiew   . .  ft*?���1 Douche  ..8 interested and should koOT/  about tlie wonderful:   lln  -���?��;.  :<tiyyWg;:;  Aakyonr.dmcirfst  It.  If be ennnot supply  the > MARViiL. accept no ...  other, but send stamp for UlOB-   _,  tratod book���fouled.   It gtvfi, full  partlcnlara and directions inv'iltiablo  'o ladios-WIWDSOKSUPPI-Y CO.. Windsor, Ont  ..   ��� ^cucral Ajgtota for *3f����g��lltt.._���.'-rjji^i'.' $}:�����  ---.-. r*i.-'*.  . .T..    '. >,��-.     '���*,  n:j  r^'v* l  ���tc*^*. *'������.  Xtiziyy Z'ZtxriyyiXiS-ifs:?* .  n  m. -'The. -������'���-;  BANK OF TORONTO  HEAD^jDFEICE  TORONTO   f iCanadiu " ^  :.   Incorporated 1855  CAPITAL       -       -     ���������-".       $5,000,000  Increase for year       -       391,950  RERERVE FUNDS     ."- 6,166,578  Increase for Year      -      516,508  NOTES IN CIRCULATION 5,474,917  Increase for year       -      612,485  DEPOSITS     :->-. -    . -  ���_���..: Increase for year       -      495,681  LOANS AND  INVESTMENTS    -     48,126,011  Increase for year     -    2,516,789  TOTAL ASSETS      J   -       50,226,548  increase for year   -       2,158,884  y Interest Paid on Savings  Deposits.  ;   MERRITT BRANCH  A. M. B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAQER  Waste Lands  and Irrigation  A. W^McVittie Draws' Attention  of Nicola Board of Trade to  Important Matter  Nicola Valley  Lodge No. 46,'  meets in Reid's  Hall every Wed'  nesday night at 8  E. m. All visiting  rethren 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  Room, Barwick  Block Nicola, B.  C. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.  . .C', Geo. L. Murray C. R.  -  H. H. Matthews, Sec.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the second  Tuesdayof each  month at 8 p.  m.   Sojourn-  ng brothers cordially invited.  S. J. Solomon Fred S. Gay  ���-    W. M. Secretary.  y _J. 0. 0. F.  Pittitko Lodge No. 13  Meets" every Tuesday evening in Oddfellows "Hall, Voght Street,     ,  Visiting brethren cordially invited.  W. K. HYSLOP,    W. CLAPPERTON  ^Noble Grand, -     ...Secretary  J: A. MAUGHAN     ,  ' Solicitor, Etc.  Office .Opposite Armstrong's Store  Quilchena Avenue.   - Merritt  Writing from Victoria under  the date of December 16,  A. W.  41,622,345 McVittie has sent a letter to the  Nicola   Board of Trade  which  reads as follows*  Dear Sirs: I wish to draw attention to a very important matter in connection with the irrigation of the waste lands in your  neighborhood.  There is a,t the present time no  provision in the Water Act which  will allow a company to conserve  the waters that are wasted in  the spring freshets for the purpose of distributing it to lands  to which the water is naturally  tributary later in the season.  Sometime ago an effort was made  to get ^he right to carry through  a proposition of tfiis,. kind near  the town of Nicola, hut the government refused the water-rights  as under the present law no water  right for irrigation purposes can  be granted to anybody except  the owner cf the land that is to  be irrigated.-1  Now it is manifestly impossible to arrange a combination  of the owners of waste lands in  the vicinity of Nicola. There  are probably over a dozen differ-  owners interested. Some of  these owners have already water  rights, but their ditches are constructed at so, low an elevation  that serve only a portion of the  holdings; other owners have no  water rights whatever, or if they  have they have no ditches constructed. No one has sufficient  area to warrant the construction  of the necessary reservoirs and  ditches.  I have figured roughly, that  the area which could be put un-  cultivation by a proper method  I of conserving and distribution of  water amouuts.to over 5,000 acres  clear of timber, and with soil of  such a nature that.I estimate  that, each ten acres-would support a family   which means a  very large increase in the population jn:your,-neighborhood and  in the"production of food 'stuff  which ��� as. yoju. know the whole  countryjs-crying for."  I speak  of the production of vegetables  mostly and srtiall.fruits;,. ; '-  I wish to urge'upflm your Board  A.F.ft A M.  the desirability of your urging  the government: to adopt one of  two courses; either to so amend  the Act that a Company can handle this water for the benefit of  the land owners, under proper  supervision and fair regulations  by the Water Commissioner,  would prevent any unfairness  in the distrbution of the water  or any, exorbitant charges, or  that the Government itself should  construct the necessary works  and deliver the water to the individual holder.  This is a very opportune time  to take the matter up with the  Department as the Commission  on Agricultute will shortly be  sitting, and the matter could be  brought up before them in detail, but as the Commission have  a very large field to cover in  their investigations, it would be  advisable for you to bring the  matter directly to the notice of  the Government. It would be  to show the Government that  your District is an ideal one for  an experiment in the way of  Government controlled water  supply, all the data having been  secured by the water survey.  The annual charge upon the  lands benefitted would not be  more than from $1.00 to $1.50  per acre, while the annual production would be increased from  practically nothing to about  $200.00 per acre.  The Government money would  be earning say five per cent per  annum on the best security, and  at the same time increasing the  amount of the Tax Roll and encouraging the production of food  in the most practical manner.  If you wish rough maps with  further assitance from me I  shall be glad to meet your representatives in Victoria and do  what I can to help   the   project.  M.; L*^irW>1ETWtL:ff" *  Barrlataroad Solicitor".  Raise More Livestock!  With the cowboy and his lariat  rapidly disappearing   from the  western plains and the top of the  steer market at Chicago - hovering around the $9 and $10 mark,  isn't it timely that the farmers  of this community should recognize the fact that there is much  money to be made in growing  live stock for market?   Since the  high cost of living became such  a;yital* topic for discussion and  the" price of beef one of the items  showing, -the largest per cent increase iri price; the Chicago, packers,  according to the American  Lumberman, have been maintaining that the law of supply and  demand has been the sole cause.  In defense of their stafements  the packers point out that no  longer are the western plains the  grazing grounds for thousands  of hesn of cattle which as soon  as fattened were shipped to Chicago, Kansas City or some other  packing center. They say that  reclamation projects and the cutting of the American Prairie  States into small tracts for farming have driven the cowboy and  his lariat out of a job, and that  the beef of the future must be  grown by the soil tiller and not  the cattle baron who is rapidly  passing away.  Whether the packers are right  or nht in the diagnosis of the  high cost of living, what they  say of beef for future consumption is true. Even Texas, the once  great home of the long-horned  steer and the cowboy, is undergoing such a transformation that  the old-time "cow-puncher"  would not recognize it, The  small farm is doing away with  the round-up in the Lone Star  State, and what is true in Texas  is also true of several of the  northwest states.  Every live stock expert will say  that the under production of cattle is to blane for the high standard of living costs. Agricultural  college   experts   recognize that  the - packers are presenting facts  and are   urging the farmers of  the Middle West to"1 buy more  feeders and go into 'the cattle-  growing    business   on a   larger  scale.   It is soid the average farmer  markets not more than one  or two steers a year, when he  could just as easily feed a dozen  or so and make as much money  as in any other, way of disposing  the crops he raises. One of the  best-posted live stock, growers in  the   West recently said:  "The  production of live stock is going  to grow,  instead of going back,  as the last few years haye shown  because    the   farmer  and   the  small   ranchman have finally re-,  alizen the profit there is iri raising stock���especially as contrasted against truck farming, The  generous prices paid for stock in  the open market, combined with  the work of the agricultural colleges toward this end;- have helpr  ed convince^the ffrrrier he. would  better'', ch'arige^his   tactics' and  reap profit inlthe^fieid.off growing more liye^ stock." _,       ;- ' ts  What   this American/ expert  gays is a mighty good tip to the  farmers of ihis'comrnunity. Grow  more   live, sjtpck and you will  make more money!     ^,.   ,  XMAS  CALENDARS  for  the  New  Year  with  your  own photo on them.  Folders n new styles at a variety of prices.  Postcards   of  yourself,   family  group or yourself.  C. F. Hooper  OPPOSITE SCHOOL  FOR SALE  Thoroughbred Airedale puppies  for sale. "Dogs $15, bitches $10.  Apply E. Conant. Dot. B. C.  LAND ACT  Yale Land District. District of Yale.  Take notice that Gahr Pederson Myren of Otter  Valley. B. C, occupation rancher, intends to aD-  ply for permission to purchase the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted 20 chains North  of the South Bast corner of Lot 288, thence  South 20 chains, thence East 20 chains, thence  north 20 chains, thence West 20 chains to point  of commencement and containing 40 acres more  or less.  GAHR PEDERSON MYREN.  Date, November 4th, 1912.  *E beg to announce to our customers and the general  public that On and after the 28th inst, we will be  open for business on Saturday evening  from 7 to  8.30 in our new premises on Quilchena Avenue.  Our Modern Fire Proof Vault  affords the public a safe place for depositing their  valuable papers.  BANK OF MONTREAL  MERRITT BRANCH  - L  LAND ACT  Yale Land District. District of Yale  Take notice that Mary Ellen Camp-  . ell of Vancouver,- intends to apply  far permission to purchase the following described land:  Commencing   at  a post planted at  Northwest    corner   North   of   Brown  Creek,   about. three    and . one-fourth  miles  from  Chilliwack  Lake,   British  Columbia; thence South 40 chains along  line  of John Love's   claim  to British  Columbia and United States  Boundary  line Southwest corner;  thence East 80  chains along boundury line  Sou theas t  corner; thence North 40 chains; thence  West-80 chains to place of beginning,  containing 320 acree. more or less.     ':'���  MARY ELLEN CAMPBELL  John Kenneth Campbell, Agent.  Dated November 30, 1912.       44-9  IN ORDERING  Your Lumber  the thing to be sure of is that it is filled according to your  specificctions. If Clear siding is wanted, take No. 1 and above  all things get what you pay for. We're sticklers on filling orders  as specified because we know there is a big difference in the  wearing qualities of grades.    We buy right and sell right.  "There's No Place Like Home"  VANCOUVER   LUMBER   CO'Y.  MERRITT, B. C.  J. E. WALKER, Manager.  i  TRY  LAND ACT  Yale Land District.       District of Yale  Take notice that John Love; of Vancouver, 'occupation Druggist, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the  following describedlands: .  Commencing at a:post. planted.at the  Northwest . corner North of Brown  Creek, about two and three-fourths  miles East of Chilliwack Lake, British  Columbia;- thence South 40 chains to  the'British Columbia and United States  boundaro. line the Southwest corner;  thence East..along boundary line .40  chains Southeast corner; thence North  40 chains adjbjning^ahd albngthe West  of Ma^^lleiP^aWpi)en'Br]and'cJ^uiis  Northeast corner; thence West 40  chains to place; of beginning, containing 160 acres,, more or less.  JOHN LOVE  John Kenneth Campbell,  Agent.  Dateed November 30th, 1912.-  44-6  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,    j      .  Ground Shell and Meatmeal. ; Right for Cash.;  ,   - ���   _  Brick, Lime, Cement and Plaster  O. K. TRANSFER COMPANY  New Coldwater Hotel  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  [COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION."  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  ?   J -  ML MclNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.6.  x.y%  -f -  _���������������  Solicitor for. the. Bank of Montreal .  <       PIONEER  BARBER SHOP  Dickie & Norman        - Proprietor.  We guarantee you first class  work.    Razors honed.  Next door to   Brunswick   Pool  | Room.  I  ���_.- ��� __^**��B__r. ��� - ��� ���  :- .,~ ;^.>**.??y7 ,i-; *r  !��� \  The B. & F.  Restaurant  Only White One in Town  fr���aHand give us a chance to  serve "you with a first-class  "* meal.     Charges only what  . sensible people would expect  Misses Burgess and Forsyth  Props.  ?  *1  I  8  ��  I  H. fit. M.'Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S., B.C.L.S  C. P. Heywood. B.Sc. B.C.L.S.  Christie, Dawson  & Heywood  .&.CiviI Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  fLand Surveyors.  &AMLOOPS, B, C.  Tranch]       -      Ashcroft, B. C.  M�� ���  UNtiERTAKER  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets and Coffins always on=;hand at  ;���  reasonableTpr*ces. ry y '  B. PRI'JEST, Granit>vetMe|ritt;  <" ?' '-'"i7  To send that  Christinas present.    For those who did a New Year's Gift will come  very appropriate and we offer for your choosing the following lists :  Necklets       -:;,5.,>/-^  Handsomely designed in either gold or gold filled.  Brooches  ���   y;   ,:  ���:��� . **'-   "-: y  .���.���..:  In every quality  and: fashion, set with Pearls or semiprecious stones*.  '-���-"���-*V     ���������,       ���*  ���-���--'���-r.    -     j.       ;-���  Here   May    be   Found   Suitable  Gifts for Both Men and Women  Jewel Cases  $  In all the latest fashions, either jeweled or plain.  Signet Rings y  In every- known  style plain sor   engraved to  suit the  wearer.  Cuff Links  ��rT In such an assortment of style* tjiat   all   may   purch  V that whichvwillvplease. *��* 7 ; ;�����' i -��� ._.  Scarf Pins  >" A Scarf Pin ia a gift-that a man always appreciates.  ase  In   either   large or  small sizes, either in gold, or Ivory  finish.        '7 * - ~*    -  Cigarette Cases  We have a few of the  latest styles.    What better a  gift could you present to a gentleman? /- '     /.  Cut Glass Vases  BOWLS AND TABLEWARF.������< In   splendid   designs, showing superior cutting and brilliancy.  Hair Ornaments  In all the latast effects, beautifully set or plain  BB  Photo Frames  '���-  "y   If you are looking for a gift,   inexpensive,  yet possessing  '.<���' 7: the highest standard of   quality,   purchase   one   of   our  K^". s    Sterling Silver Frames.  Bedroom Clocks  We "have the swellest assortment of small clocks   in Old  Ivory and gilt frames.  A Watch  Our assortment of Watches offers the buyer  an  oppor-"  tunity to select just the Watch.  A Watch Chain  We can show you every grade and style   manufactured.  STERLING SILVER  Ladies Brush Comb and Mirror Set.  We show every design of worth that is to be found   in the  market today.  ' A set would make a most welcome gifr.  s-        i  ��� V       r 'I  MERRITT'S  GIFT^STDRr  JEWELERS  & OPTICIANS  *; t  .;      .j -. ">��v   . - ���     ' _r ' .  .. #  "'I"  ^���^&^;������^-:^ ^m^y^^^^^i-^^fyyy:>T ���"'.  >y,y 777 ^���sa^ Nicola Echos  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  shipped   a   train  to  the   coast   on  Fine Winton  m  I  I.C'-  I*-.'  13*;  l*y  ft��  Mr. Guichon  load of: cattle  Monday.  Alfred   Godison  spent Christmas at Nicola.  t  Mr* and Mrs. Green of Vancouver spent Christmas here.  i  Fred Riley paid a flying-   visit j  to Spence's Bridge Sunday. I  George L. Murray left on Tuesday's train for Vancouver to  spend Christmas with his parents.  B. J. Calk of Summerland is  visiting with his mother' Mrs.  George Calk over the Christmas  season.  H. Graham, Indian Agent was  in town during the week on matters pertaining to the welfare of  the local Indians.  Stanley (Chub) Kirby is spending the holiday season  with   his  parents here after putting in  a  term of hard study at the   ' 'Lan-  ��� gara" Boy's School in. Vancouver.  E. G. McDougall of the Government Forrestry Survey has  returned from Greenwood to continue his work in this district.  He is accompanied;by his assistant C. K. Douglas:  Mrs. William Riley and Thomas Matthews were both passengers on Monday's train for Vancouver where they will spend a  few days of the festive season  with Mr. Matthews son Herbert.  Mrs. Fred A. Howse of Princeton, B. C, came through to  Nicola last Friday evening, and  accompanied/ by Miss Ruby  Howse left on Saturday morning's train for Edmonton where  they will spend the holidays with  Mrs. Howse's relatives.  Miss Edith Lauder, matron of  the Calgary General Hospital arrived in Nicoia Monday  Car is Here  Friday, December 27, 1812.  R. P. Lefeber Brings Seven-seated Automobile to Merritt far  Harold Greig  ABACROFT  Quilchena Ave.  R. P. Lefeber, manager of the Vancouver bra"r.(.!j of the Winton Motor  t ^n-ip-.ny, v. ;:.s in-this city acoupledays  i'lis wee!: trying out the seven seated  ��� i-.t .:nobiie, a Winton Six, which he  b.-ought here from Vancouver for Harold Greig, real estate and financial  broker.    The car cost Mr. Greig $5,000.  One evening Mr. Lefeber took Mr.  and Mrs. Greig and friends to Nicola  and then to Coutlee and back to Merritt. Although the roads were like  glass and s'ippery as can be imagined,  the car never was in any difficulty even  oh the worst hills, and ran easily that  never the slightest jar was felt.  The machine is fitted up with every-' Corporation of the City of Merritt  thing up to date, even being supplied  witli an electric cigar lighter which no  wind can blow out like wind does  matches.  All who have seen the car, and that  includes nearly everybody in Merritt,  is delighted with it Mr. Greig now is  using the car daily. He proves himself  an expert driver.  Mr. Lefeber is negotiating? for the  sale of another car or two in this city  soon.  Get the Pipes and Fittings completed inside  your house before the Rush begins.  Discount on Early Orders  Gasoline Engine, Pump and General Repairs  Next to Mercantile C<  Many persons visited J. Garcia,  the oldest setllar in the Nicola  Valley, in his home in Merritt on  Christmas day.  Great Holiday Issue  of the Vernon News  Somehhing   That   Ought   to    Advertise  the Okanagan  and after, spending a day with  " Mrs. A. E. Howse, proceeded to  Quilchena where she will   spend  a few weeks with  her brothers,  W. H. and Fred Lauder,  -  MisstV. Sexton  of Vancouver  .after spending a few days  with  .Mrs. F". W. Jackson left on Tuesday    for   Quilchena   to   spend  Christmas.. She will spend  tha  NewTYear~iri Nicola-before   returning to Vancouver.  Eric Munro of H. M. S.   Rainbow is home   for   the   holidays.  Eric wias the first recruit from  ;     the Nicola   Valley   to   join   the  '-    coiiserand the distinction which  '    hi is entitled to as the first man  from this part of the country to  apswer the'call of his cauntry is  l   .highly augmented by the ability  ., -hejbas shown in  attaining  effic-  ; iency in his training.  "_   .' ,The Christmas Tree and  con-  ,   cert on Thursdsy evening proved  -'   a big success as was evidenced  by   the   cheerful   faces of -..the  youngsters.    This   years' entertainment was considerably in ad-  vanceiof any   previous  and the  excitement and interest prevailing made it quite apparent' that  the 1912 Santa Claus   in   Nicola  was.a much more generous hearted old man than any previous one   who_has-visitcd h^re.    H.H. Matthews left  for   Victoria on Sunday where he partook  of Christmas turkey with his sis-  ��� ter, Mrs.   Hardy.     During Mr.  Matthews stay   in   Victoria he  wiil along with Mr.  A. W.   McVittie; both delegates  from  the  local board of trade,   interview  Premier McBride aud other mem-  bembers of the  government on  matters pertaining to the future  development of the Nicola Valley.    Aid will be asked for in the  matter of Government assistance  to railways to be located through  the valley, and the government  will  be   consulted   on   different  schemes relative to the conservation and development of the wa-  terresources for irrigation   purposes.*    This pertains more particularly to the Mill Creek water  scheme regarding which govern-  ��� ment jengiheers have reported in  favor; advising thst   the  flood  'water, in Mill Creek could be conserved in the Lakes to the North  of Nicola whereby the entire Val-  lay could be well irrigated in the  driest'season.  The Vernon News has presented to its  subscribers a special   holiday  number.  The publishers certainly should   have a  considerable feeling of pride and  satisfaction that  they were  able  to offer  something this  year   which  will   bear  comparison   with   anything of the kind  ever published in Canada." It is the result of four months of hard   work and  painstaking    effort.     The    publishers  have achieved something that ought to  do more than  anything yet attempted  evening  to advertise the Okanagan.  g^HE manager and  the staff of the  Bank of Toronto wish  to all its customers  the compliments of  the season.  Public Notice is   hereby given  to the Electors of the municipality of the city of Merritt and the  Electors of the   Merritt   School  District that I   require the presence of the said Electors at  the  City Hall Merritt, B. C,   on  the  thirteenth day of January, 1913,  at twelve o'clock   noon, for the  purpose of Electing persons to  represent them in the Municipal  Council as Mayor and Aldermen,  and also for the.purpose of electing persons to represent them as  Trustees for the  Merritt School  District.  The   mode of nomination  of  Candidates shall be as follows:  The candidates shall be   nominated in   writing,   the   writing  shall be subscribed by two Voters of the municipality as proposer and seconder,   and shall  be  delivered to the Returning Officer at any   time   between   the  date of the notice and. two p. m.,  of the day of the nomination, and  in event of a Poll being necessary, such Poll will be opened on  the 16th day of January 1.913  at  the City Hall. Merritt, B. C, for  both the East: and West Wards  of the said City, of which   every  person is hereby required to take  notice   and govern himself   accordingly.  The persons qutlifiedtobe nominated  for   and    elected   as    mayor   of  the  City of Merritt shall be such persons as  are male British subjects of the full age  of twenty-one years,' and  are not  disqualified under any law and  have been  for six months next proceeding the day  of nomination the Registered owner in  the Land Registry office.of land or real  property in the City of Merritt of the  Assessed value on  the  last   Municiptl  Assessment Roll of one 'thousand dollars or more, over and above any Registered  judgment or  charge,   and who  are otherwise duly qualified as  munici-  palvoters.  The persons qualified to be nominated  for and elected as Aldermen of the City  of Merritt shall be such persons as are  male British subjects of the full age of.  twenty-one years, and are not disqualified under any law, and have been for  the six months next proceeding the day  of nomination the Registered owner in  the Land Registry office, of land or  real property in the City of Merritt of  the Assessed value on the last Municipal Assessment Roll of Five hundred  dollars or more, over and above any  Registered judgment or charge, and  who are Otherwise qualified as Municipal Voters.  The persons qualified to be nominated  and elected as School Trustees of the  Merritt School District shall be such  persons as are house holders in the  School District and are British subjects  of the full age of twenty-one years and  are otherwise qualified to vote at ah  Election of School Trustees.  Given under my hand at   Merritt the  27th day of December, .1912.  HARRY PRIEST,  ������'���    ' '.:--~       Returning, Officei'...  and  Over  a New Leaf  ew  and Dance  Out and the  at an  the   Old   Year  New   Year   In,  Informal Dance  to be held in  CENTRAL HALL  New Year's  .--Eve ._','���  -     atj.8.30 p. m.  Gentlemen $].. Ladies 50c.  Music by   the Merritt   Orchestra.  Refreshments at Midnight.  Diamond Vale  * v  I  Limited.  o  ��  COME AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF  s to Deal With Us.  Strictly First-class Goods at a  Moderate  ABSOLUTELY A  The Collettvile Bridge is advancing with rapid strides and  will be open for traffic in three  weeks at the latest.  Bv    tf  SS��7  L^i^fe  A*

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