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The Nicola Valley News Dec 13, 1912

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 krife?.  :v  T&rji  ..-_ ,r*..  y  ,-'-  y.  -g+r;;* ���!*<&.��� ������ .-i��i~.  y\3^ .'.-^ ������  ���-^-.y  ._      -~XZ-  W���  "���v'��".'^*.T-.    ,���  \^��  ���%������'���'  DECEMBER 13,  1912  Price 5 Gents  Board of Trade  Again Aids City  ��� Appoints a Committee to Discover the Man Best Fitted to be  Chosen as Aldermen  Merritt's Interests  Cause of the Actio n  Meun. Strickland, Leyrer, Rogers, Petrie, and Arms trong Named  The Board of trade once more  has arisen to the occasion for the  benefit of Merritt. There was  a special meeting last night, a  week after theregular meeting  which had the largest attendance  in many, many months, and last  night's meeting drew out an at-  ' tendance of more than sixty per  [cent more than the meeting of a  [week ago.  The   pririeipal - business   last  [night was the selection by_ those  [present of a-committee  of five  (consisting   of -Messrs.   A_    W.  (Strickland, L. R. Leyrer,  A. N.  B. Rogers, J. A. Petrie. and G. B.'.  Armstrong to get from the city  clerk a list of the men eligible as  aldermen, decide upon those likely best to be able to  take care  of the ctiy's interests, and then  induce   them to' become , candidates, the  committee to report  itsi findings at another special  meeting to be held "next Thursday evening.," 1    ' '  Mayor Reid said that he would  help the committee in everyway  possible in its work, but perfer-  red not to serve on the' commit-  . ,-_   ...*lr t At     ���'���* "���  *  **  ' * ���*"T_*'~  llfalA    * ' *' "* "* ^   --*-       --        f    ..  | VCC. , ^_ir v   ~   *  "When the meeting was called to or-  l-der, ^^fesident TASSstrong announced  {that'^ePJuuT called it at the request of  I some of "themembera who wanted to  know, why work had been stopped t on  |placing We Boilers in the powerhouse,  [by some who thought the board of  [trade: ought to formulate some platform  [for the candidates for mayor and alder-  fmen to accept, and by some who felt  that the board of trade should select  {candidates for the positions of mayor  land aldermen.  Mayor Reid'explained that work on  |:he boilers had been stopped because it  had not been satisfactory, and a request was Bent to Mr. Dutcher to come  [o Merritt. He wrote a long ^letter  irhich was received yesterday, and this  (norning was the time ��� fixed for work  \o be resumed., The bricklayers will go  \o work^tomorrpw_nioniirr^.TnoseTwho'  | tsked about the stopping of the work  fvere concerned about the danger from  [ire as the weather grows colder and  'elt .'that nothing, should delay the completion of the waterworks system.  -  After ithe mayor:had  made  his  ex-  I olanatidn there was considerable  delay  lb deciding what next was to be  done.  l'One meibber used to doing things with-  5n aitime limit, got  action by  moving  &_a committee be appointed to draw  _   tions for a platform   for tho  hoard to ask   candidates  to support  ]" This motion was carried unanimously  [tnd Ithe committee was named.    Then  I be members got discussing the motion  [Jthough passed and acted  upon,  and  ,.fter Mayor Reid had said it was his  (lea not to have, a board of trade  plat-  prm owing  to  opposition  in   certain  luarterajto the board, the mover of the  Original resolution asked permission to  ithdraw it;   which lie received,  and  lion he tpade a motion along the lines  Lithe mayor's talk for the  committee  j >pqinted as already told about.     This  rcond motion differed from   the  may-  ,'s idea/in that it made no reference to  J eking afny candidate for mayor,   the  heseht one seeming to the mover to be  tisfactoiy to the board, nothing be-  I g said against his, announced  candi-  TIPPLE OF INLANT> COAL & COKE CO.,  WHICH HAS DOUBLET* OUTPUT  Anniversary Is  Well Attended  Merrittans Turn Out ih Force to  Attend the Presbyterian  Special   Services.  Affair Made to Last  for Two Days' Time  The Rev.   David   Jones   Comes   From  Vancouver to Act With Mr. Petrie.  The anniveraary of tbe Merritt Presbyterian Church, the Rev. J. A. Petrie  pastor, was celebrated on Sunday and  Monday. " The residents of the city  turned out in full force in honor'of the  occasion. The Rev. David Jones came  from Vancouver to conduct the" services. ,:On Sunday morning -regulaa  services-were -3ieldTand~ MrF~ James  preached the sermon. In the afternoon  he delivered an address to the children  and in the evening he again conducted  the services. The attendance was excellent at each service and included  many visitors. On Monday evening  there was a concert the feature of  which was the lecture by Mr. James  "Prom Edinburgh to London on-Foot"  which trip was made by Mr. James  himself. The lecture was fine, interesting aud instructive and gave a good  idea of the points of interest along the  route. Police Chief Eggleshaw sang a  solo "Face to Face" and was accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Grimmett.  James Geator sang a solo. and he was  accompanied by Mr, Brash. Singing  was rendered by a quartette consisting  of Mrs. Ransom, Miss Thomas, A. Livingston and M. McKenzie. They were  accompanied_by_Mrs._Grimme_tt.yrhere__  was a solo by Mrs. Hubbard and she  accompanied herself on the auto harp.  - Refreshments were served by the  Ladies'Aid of the Church. The attendance was gratifying. Mr. Petrie  occupied the chair.  Mr. James expressed himself as being greatly pleased with his visit and  said he was "greatly, impressed by the  Nicola Valley. On Sunday morning he  and Mr. Petrie walked to Nicola, retiming by "trains Mr. James declared  thc hope i hat soon he would be. able. to  make a more extended visit-to this  beautiful valley.    7  *cy.  y.  It was ��� decided  that  the   secretary  Itould gdt up a list of those in the city  ! lgible to membership on the board of  I jade by the next regular meeting so  I (at letters could be sent them asking  Item to join.  [(At next Thursday's meeting it is ex-  ] fected that announcement will be made  f.the names of the Nicola committee  loing to Victoria to work for the build-  Jig of a' railway   from. Kamloops   to  lerritt.  Member Lucas  Visits Merritt  Spends a Day Here on . One of  Tours of His Riding to Learn  What is ��� Needed.  Considerable Work   ���  Planned for Roads  Also Point is Made That City  Property  Should Not be Given Away.  Hopes lo Bring Royal Agricultural Com-  misssion to the City.  :��� Alexander Lucas, M. P. P., for Yale  riding, left Merritt today after spending, a day here after visiting this city  which is in'his constituency. He said  that his presence, had no more significance than' any1 of his usual trips here  which  he  tries   to-make-.every   two  months.    He came here  to learn th^l^^ai^t^^m.toJto the., ��ty"/  needs_otthis pa'rt\pf>his 'riding-Before -o-ai.j_Hviee has been   obtained, an  Residents Will c  1 *  Enter Protest  Going to Go' to"; Nicola to   Oppose the Closing of Mamette  Aycpuf to the River  Mode of Procedure ,    " :  i  Roundly Criticised  _* ?  }  Charles Howse Makes  Improvements in Store  Manager Charles Howse of the  Merritt Mercantile company, has  made a number of changes for  the improvement of the store/in  the handling of its business and  a corps of carpenters was busy  at the work all week. A force  of clerks also is busy decorating  the place for the Ghristmastrade.:  Mr. Howse handles everything  in an up to date manner.  ,; . ., ,'. ...    6 _        ''_.  :.'_  The adjourned annual meeting  of the Nicola Valley Agricultural and Horticultural Association  will be held in Central Hall; next  Wednesday at two o'clock in the  afternoon.  o  Mrs. A. W. Strictland" is visiting in Victoria.  the meeting of the house opened. -He  said that "about $10007000 will be "needed for road work and that the biggest  expenditure would be for the One-  Mile road which starts' at a point near  Aspen Grove and runs to Princeton.  The amount of money needed for this  is about $25,000. This road is about  fourteen mile's long and will be a part  of the interprovincial system.  Mr. Lucas said that the royal agricultural commission, of which he is a  member, will meet in Victoria to consider everything affecting agriculture  with-the hope of making the pursuit  both profitable and pleasant. He has  long-been instrumental in carrying on  the agitation for the appointment of  this commission. He hopes to .have  one of its sessions held in Merritt. The  commission will consider such ques-  tions_as__marketing_and_seIling,,___cheap_  money, agricultural education generally, the best system of clearing land,  comprehensive schemes .for irrigation  in such districts as may be found, between here and Merritt.  , Mr; Lucas held a conference with  Provincial" Constable Edgar Vachon.  H.-,       .7'   ,' a    R. A.Stoney  Visits  He is the Organizer for the Typographical Union of New  Westminster District  Mr. R. A. Stone'y of New Westminster, organizer of the typographical Union of New Westminster district, was in -Merritt  oh Sunday, but was called away  suddenly by a telegram announcing the death of his child.  >Hewill-be here again in. a  month when a local will be or gan  ized in Merritt to take in Kamloops, or it may be that the local  will be organized in Kamloop  and will take.in Merritt.  Mr. Stoney is one of the stalwarts of thei New' Westminster  union, and he wa.9 one of the old  guard when he was ih Vancouver. He recently was appointed  a member bf the royal labor commission.   ;  If the.residents of Merritt' can stop  it, Mamette avenue will not be ^closed  to the-river".- Many of them will, protest "to-'the county court when it^mepts  at'Nicola' against .granting the'jf^wr.  consented to by "the city-' council wfl&P  outtmaking "any   arrangement^ for"'an  Le  gal'.advice has been   obtained. andyaH  plans -havs been,made ..for. opposing  this if it"ever be   brought before  the  the court.  The residents of-the cUy regret the  part taken by the city solicitor as unfortunate thoughtlessness, but blame  the Mayor and the council for not calling his attention to the peculiar' situation he was creating. The fact that he  is sincere in .his belief that the city  would benefit by what he reccomended  would have come out more strongly if  he had not been on both sides, is the  point made by the people. They feel  thathe should not represent the cHy  and make a plea for what cannot but  appear as an opposing interest. Nfne-  ty per cent of the people of this city  are with the stand taken by the Nicola  Valley News that the city solicitor  made a mistake, the mayor and city  council=a=worseioneiin=!etiing=himieon__  tinueinit, and "still a worse one in  rushing through something on the face  of it, at. least detrimental, to the. city  and forgetting to get views of the  people before losing their property.  The people feel that if their property  is to be given away for- their benefit,  they should be told in what way they  reeeive the benefit.  o  Simpson and Cranna's  Prices are Eastern  Simpson and Cranna have  completed enlarging their store  and now they have as fine a  stock of jewelry, silverware,  ghassware, and novelties as can  be found anywhere in a city ,of  Merritt's size. In the matter jof  prices they also are showing their  public spirit and the purchasing  public may rest: assured that  they could not do any better in  any eastern, city.. The progres-  siveness of this firm is benefitting the people.'; " X. >  v ;:o y;. ���. . ..���.'  Murdock Mclntyre of the Cold:  water, is as busy as a bee these  days, around the corner of Quilchena avenue and Voght streets  Between watching the annex- go  up, and superintending'the extension of the barroomrto the alley i he has hardly time to eat. ,  a  A. W. McVittie has his survey  at Pike's peak completed.  Diamond Vale Supply  Company Disposes of  Townsite in Merritt  Sale- of   Properiy in This  City  is the  Largest Cash Real  Estate Transaction - Ever Consummated, in the Nicola  Valley, and Makes Certain the Future Prosperity  of This Municipality.  Purchase is Made by a  Powerful London Group  Deal is Far Reaching in its Effect*; and will do Much Quickly  '    to Increase the Welfare of the'Whole District, and WH1 "_'  Bring Great"Benefit to Every Line of.Business  Represented Here. ���  A deal that brings into the  business life of this city new "and  influential friends and investors  from the leading money center  of the world, has just been completed by Mr. T. J. Smith, President of the Diamond Vale Supply  Company, Ltd., through which  most of the property of that corporation in this .city has passed  into the' hands of a powerful  London group.  . Iri selling its townsite, the  Diamond Vale Supply Company  recorded the largest cash real  estate transaction ever1 consummated in the Nicola Valley.  .The deal - represents a handT  some profit, the turning fover of  *tb!$ ."property being idone at ia  satiuBfictory increase over .the  original price paid. A: large  amount' of the' money- was paid  fhiif-weekr        ' " -    * ,  =:-~Therbusmess~was -initiated ;by  Mr. J. P.^ Boyd, manager of the  Diamond.Vale-Supply Company,  through the agency of Captain  John Leader, who-has influenced  many capitalists to invest in the  valley.  On Captain Leader's representations and at his request,  Mr. C: C. Hoyer-Millar, general  manager of several English com  panies, visited Merritt; ��� examin-  ���,  ed the property,. then arranged  and completed the details of:the ,'j  purchase which was _ closed .this-  week. '_* '        ".,:.'  What  does all this mean. to   :  Merritt and the Nicola valley '.?���  ���  It means  among other, things,  ,  not only.this investment���which'  is a large.one���but means.the   .  continued interest of i men who _, J  have "unlimited- capital at; their*  disposal for investment - and im- ���  mediate' development ��� of-    re- -  sources here, some of which they-  even now have under "coritem���' ���  plation. '*���[''.  ��� Prompt, business   .and   quick, .  turnover, is the' policy of those^'.'  who have purchased the Diamond;..'  Vale townsite',,and' Merritt very  sooni will begin to reap.the bene? y  gts of this important transaction.. :  on'e which' will, .be far-reaching .:  in!its effects,^and" wilH do. much y.  quickly to increase the prosperity  of - the valley/.and. will   benefit  every line of business represent-  -  ed in Merritt. " !  The Diamond   Vale.-.Colleriep   \  have not sold any of their pro-   .  perties,   neither have the   Dia-   ,  mond Vale Coal and Iron Mines   )  properties at Quilchena been sold  as erroneously  reported in the  Herald this week.   -.    - ;  . *   *  Joseph Graham  Meets Success  He ReturnsFrosnaSatisfactory,  Business Trip  and  Mines  Have Doubled Output  .Joseph Graham -is back in the  city again after having been a-  way "on a successful business  trii). He attended a meeting of  the board of directors of the Inland Coal and Coke Company in  Vancouver and the matter of installing a bricquetting plant was  under consideration, and it will  be settled before President G. I.  Wilson leaves for Southern California to join his family.  The matter Jof disposing of the  slack in the interior always has  been a thing to contend with, but  it is thought now that in a few  months the problem will haye  been solved. In ihe meantime  plans and specifications will be  taken up.  The Hrecently installed water  system at the: Inland jGoar-arid  Coke Company's plant has proved  entirely satisfactory, and the output has been doubled in aii endeavor to meet the demand for  coal.  7y'X7.--y7'\ y 7]  The wife of ex-Watchman Tom  Smith has presented him with-a  bouncing boy. Mother and child  i are doing well.  Coalmont Mail  Service Nears  Route Between There and City  of Merritt Will Be in Operation First of Year   '  Results of Efforts  of Board of Trade  N. Peterien Has   the  Contract and  he  Will Run Two Timet a Week.  ��� As .'a. result; of ..the. efforts of the  Merritt Board of Trade, there will be;a  Bemi-weekly mail service between Merritt and Coalmont with the beginning  of the new year.. Postoffice Inspector  John P; Greenfield wrote about' it to  Secretary Ransom' some time ago, and  since then.the contract has been given  to N.'Petersonof this cityl Under datje  December 7. Mr/ Greenfield wrote from  Vancouver:as:followsV-���'7  ..".With reference: to-your, letter of  thefourth inst. in regard to J;he proposed semi-weekly mail service between  Merritt- and- Coalmont. -1 beg to say that -  instructions' have been received from  the Department to inaugurate the .service, arid that the^ necessary attention  is being.given to.the matter! 'The new  mail contractor and also the postmasters concerned, will receive-their instruction's in due.cpurse.'^^.; ��� j  Mr. Peterson will use horses in the  winter and*autos"^heri the road ���allows..  The license commission met  last Wednesday and renewed* all  the licenses under its jurisdiction THE NIGOLA VALLEY NEWS  Fr.u?,ay. December 13,  1912  More Boosts  for Merritt  What Future is Going to be is  Indicted    When  Lots are  Bought  by Telegraph  Telling Booklet put  out by Harold Greig  With it, a Calendar and Advertising, He  is Putting City on Map"  Harold Greig, real estate and  financial broker, again is showing  his enterprise, this time to his  out-of-town customers, bv sending, them an excellent and large  Osborne calendar on it a genuine  water color "An American Beauty" which will make an effective  "spot of color" for some choice  place on -the walls - of - a home.  Mr. Greig says it is "offered'with  best wishes for the year to come,  and in grateful appreciation for  the kindness and courtesy of our  many freinds, to whom . we owe  our success".  The Westminister News prints  the following:   .  "What is the future of Merritt,  B. C> about which even, the foremost men of the city know nothing? This Is the question that  is puzzling Harold Greig, the  realty and financial broker, and  a number of other prominent  business men there.  "Greig reports that hp has received inquiries galore from well  known financiers in all parts of  the east, and the. unusual interest they are showing in the prop-  perty'there causes him to wonder if-they -do riot know more,  about the", future _of the city than  does he,: not that he isn't firmly  convinced that Merritt is only  starting on its real growth. He  is one of the most enthusiastic  champions of any of the many  boosters iri B. C.  .; "One of the many occurrences  which is making-Mr. Greig wonder what he" is missing is the sale  by telegraph a few days ago of a  business lot to a Montreal financier, and he is trying yet to figure  out what the buyer knew to make  him iri such a "hurry."  [Mr. Greig has issued five thousand copies for outside distribution of a handsome and comprehensive booklet entitled "A Few  Brief Facts about Merritt, and  What Investors Should Take Advantage of." It easily outclasses previous attempts made here  to get out publicity literature.  The cover is artistic and on the  inside of the first page is reproduced an article from the Nicola  Valley News headed "Merritt  May Be on the Mainline of Two  more Big Railroad Systems" and  beginning "With the Opening of  the Diamond Vale Colleries, is  the prediction, etc."  The introduction says that the  booklet is for the information  of those.who are.looking forward  to establishing a home or making  an -investment in the city, of  Merritt, and adds, "This city affords the best conditions and enjoyment of life and tenders remunerative returns for the money invested.   ���   - ��� ���   -  "We have a mild, beautiful climate, free from the extremes of  heat and cold, pleasant surroundings, and congenial neighbors."  "I desire to place before - prospective settlers and investors,  sorne of the most important features that have made the City of  Merritt famous, <and also to  give nothing but. reliable and  trustworthy facts. Figures quoted are as nearly accurate as it is  possible to get them, and readers  inay rely upon my. statements."  In his argument Mr. Greig says:  "In 1908 Merritt's population was  only about twenty-five or thirty  people and today we have 2,000.  Such phenorriinal developement  does not happen by chance. Now  in the West a city grows in proportion to the- development--of  its local and tributary resources,  and territory. Again the value  of the natural resources possessed by such territory is indicated  by rapidity and volume of settlement it attracts. Merritt and,its  districts illustrates the foregoing  with peculiar aptness.  "No city in British Columbia  can show anything like Merritt's  extra ordinary growth arid record  progress. Admitting the general development of a city and its  districts to be in proportion to  the demonstrated value of the  latter's natural resources; admitting that the greater these resources the swifter such development; and, further, agreeing  that develodment involves population which iri turn means bus-  iriess, does not it follow that any  center of supply-such as Merritt-  should'recommend itself for the  establishment of industries merely in proportion to the swiftness  of its growth?"  "Among other   points: made  for  Merritt are   the following:  An honest and farsighted city  council; an active enterprising  board of trade, a splendid 'strategic geographical location; magnificent rivers of pure water; a-  bout 2,00(K population-moved by  one impulse-.the city's good;'  bridges over its rivers; two railways, one daily passenger service  one direct telegraph wire with  Vancouver; one local telephone  exchange; long distance telephone: four mails each day,  ceived and distributed  wakened industrial lijfejyhighly  modern waterworks system: over  ten miles of sidewalks; fire equipment with fire hall; city .light  and power plant;' government  court house; municipal building,  costing about $15,000; B. C. horse  contigent; eight fraternal societies; five places of worship; one  large general hospital, costing a-  bdut $25,000; two modern school  houses; two weekly papers; four  coal mines shipping and.develop-  idg; one gypsum mine; coal mines  shipping daily about 1,300 tons;  a good big?'miningtpayroll; moving picture theatre; opera  hall;  re-  * a> well-a-  a good city band; four hotels; one  city club; one gun club; five general stores; two gentleman's furnishing stores; two exclusive  grocery stores; one co-operative  store; five stores handling hardware; one cold storage plant costing $25,000; one millinery store;  one drug store; one cigar and  book store; one music store; one  electrical supply house; two pool  rooms; one steam laui.dry; two  baker shops; one photographer;  one brewery; two lumberyards;  one harness store; three livery  stables; three restaurants; three  real estate offices; thrr o doctors;  two lawyers; four sloe repair  shops; one jewelry t-tore; two  banks; city's expendicure, 1912  about $90,000.  Then he asks; "Is it =iot a wonderful business representation  that has established itt elf during  the past four years?"  Continuing he says:  "Prosperity is what ihe city of  Merritt has experienced since the  first building was erected in the  great Coal City from tlie expenditures of the four coal companies  that are operating and developing strongly denoting the present and future stability that the  industrial institutions look for.  There is no doubt whatever but  Merritt is destined to .be a great  city, and will have in four years  f rorri now, a population well over  6,0000 people.. There is no city  in the interior of British Columbia  that is only four years old that  can boast of the fine structures  that now adorn its streets,"  Mr. Greig then describes the  buildings we have jmd those  which are going up, following  which he tells about minerals,  poultry raisng railways, and railj  ways coming, the conl mines,  ranches and climate. The book  closes with detail about the Voght  reserve which he is selling and  how good an investment it is for  those who buy it. ' But. the principal thing the pamphlet does  is to boost Merritt.  The book is well illust rated and  -Mr; Greig deserve s-mu eh credit  for getting it out.  rea  Establshed 1817. Heed Offce    Montreal  Capital        ���-"''. -       ._.-     -.$,16,000,000,00  Reserve and Undivided Profits       $16,855> 185.36  Savings Bank Department  ��� ���      -       (Intel eat allowed at current rates,)  A   GENERAL   BANKING BUSINESS   TEA^ACTED  ^BRANCHES IN NIGOLA VALLEY  MERRITT ������';';;NICOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open on" Tuesdays-and.Fridays only.  rj  IN ORDERING  the  thing  to  be  sure .of  is   that  it  is  filled according to your  specifications.    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.  TRY  The O.K. Feed Store  _We wish to inform you  that we  have  now in    ���. . '7.  stock at A. J.Coutlee's old stand, Baled   Hay, ...  Whole and Crushed-Oats, Wheat, Wheat and .\  Barley Chop, Bran and ; Shorts,   Scratch Food,  Ground Shell.and:Meatmeal.     Right for Cash.���  Brick, Lime, Cement and Plaster  O. K. TRANSFER COMPANY  '"i  Every friendship, every love may in this store find gifts which  will truthfully trans"  late the spirit in which it is offered.    The Christmas Gift is a symbol of true friend-  i  Necklets  Handsomely designed in either gold or gold filled.  Broaches  In  every  quality   and   fashion, set" with Pearls or semiprecious stones'.  Bracelets  In all the latest fashions, either jeweled or plain.  Signet Rings  In every  known   style plain   or   engraved  to   suit.the  ship and in itself should be true and lasting  Here   May    be   Found   Suitable  Gifts for Both Men and Women  wearer.  Cuff Links  In such an assortment of styles   that -all   may   purchase  that which will please. . " *  Scarf Pins  A Scarf Pin is a gift that a main always appreciates  Jewel Cases  In. either  large or  small sizes, either in gold or I/ory  .   finish. ���  ���   . ��� ! '  Cigarette Cases  . We, have a  few of the  latest  styles.    What belter a  ��� gift could you present-to a gentleman?  Military Brushes  Just the gift for a gentleman.,  Manicure Sets  Our line of Manicure Sets in Sterling  and  Ivory cannot  be beaten either for quality or. price.  Photo Frames  If you are looking for a gift, inexpensive, yet possessing  the highest standard of qrality, purchase one of our  Sterling Silver Frames.  Bedroom Clocks  We have the swellest assortment of small clocks in Old  Ivory and gilt frames.  Cut Glass  We have a good assortment of Cut Glass. This makes  good presents for married people.  Silverware  We have a fine selection of Tea Sets, Etc. Etc.  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.  MERRITT'S  GIFT  STORE  JEWELERS  & OPTICIANS  I  I  x .��������     '7?  if  si  '.^���'  -��L'  ���...,������ y^yi-jrs.  y^ .*-  \:f-  y-  Friday, December 13, 1912,  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  DRUGGIST  Drugs  Medicines  Sundries  Stationery  Tobaccos  Magazines  Putting City  on the Map  Interview in the Nicola  Valley  News With  Mr. Armstrong  is Noticed Outside.  Merritt  Publicity  All Over Dominion  MacLean Daily   Reports   Will   Pay   At.  tention to Tbis Municipality.  Local News  Mayor F. A. Reid made a trip  to the coast,  any, 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 atG. B. Armstrongs store.  MmittLumb^  ANDREW McGORAN.' Proprietor  Two car loads of Cedar Fence Posts  and Pickets.  SPECIALLY LOW PRICES.  Lumber Yard and Offices: .  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  NEW YORK  VOGHT STREET  WING ING,  Proprietor.  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  of the next best.  A. W. Strickland, manager of  the Merritt branch of the Bank  of Montreal was at the coast. He  returned on Sunday.  William Welfare, janitor at the  city hall, is recovering from the  effects of a broken shoulder  blade, the result of an accident  at the building of the reservoir,  What a newspaper can do for  a city with the aid of its business men is shown in the following letter from the MacLean  Daily Reports, Ltd.:  Toronto; Ontario,  November Twenty-seventh,  Nineteen Twelve.  G. B. Armstrong, Esq.,  President Board of Trade,  Merritt, B. Cy  Dear Sire-  In looking over the "Nicola Valley News" of November  15th, we read with pleasure that  article outlining the interview of  the assistance that business men  should give the local newspaper  in order to boost the town, and  we are 'taking the liberty of  writing you as we: believe you  are interested in Merritt.  This company is organized to  give a daily report service on.the  requirements of the building and  engineering trades. The work  calls for reporting promptly and  fully all opportunities for making sales of material, equipment,  supplies, machinery or furnishings in connection with the building and engineering trades. -  The scources of information  are varied. Among them are  city clerks, architects, engineers,  builders, manufacturers, etc  Printed forms are provided for  the use and convenience of onr  reporters.... Arrangements were  completed a short time ago for a  representative i n your town  which have  proven unsatisfact-  Joseph^Graham returned from  a business trip to the coast on  Wednesday evening.  Mrs. A. Hibbert Richmond,  wife of the master mechanic of  the Kettle Valley railway, is in  Nicola- Valley General Hospital  after an operation there. She is  doing well.  I The Sunshine Theatre will  have as special attraction next  week, Pathe Freres Gazette, or  the news of the world told by  moving pictures. Next week  will be picture events in which  aeroplanes and automobiles take  a leading part, Other attractive  films will be^shown and Mrs.  Corbett will delight as usual  with her piano playing. This  theatre is. giving away a beautiful aim, chair as a Christmas  present'^to' some.lucky person.  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  0LDWHT18  THE FINEST HOSTELRY BN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED,  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITIf BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  M. MclNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B. C.  If you want a gentlemen's Cigar  go to the  BRUNSWICK  in stock  THE "LE PREFERENCE" (Ton minutes in Havana).   La F.or Do Vallcm..    oavannnh.  Our DU'k. Etc.  If you like a mild cl��ar try tho" Bobby Burna".   Ask the doctor.      ^  As it is imperative to the success of our enterprise that news  of all building and engineering  operations in your town be reported promptly and fully, we  would appreciate your suggesting the name of someone who  could handle this proposition.  Perhaps someone on your staff  might undertake the work if you  cannot personally.  We pay a stated weekly salary  for this work or so much per accepted item.   Qurservices would benefityour  municipality and citizens gener-  aily. The fact that our subscribers include the leading manufacturers and supply houses of  Canada we guarantee that any  work undertaken will be carried  to completion promptly, and efficiently. Our service broadens  competition and produces lower  prices.  It is needless to say  that we  will appreciate anything that you  can do for us.    We know of no  one in your town who can handle  this proposition for us and therefore appeal to you.    If you can  find a suitable man   will   you  kindly let us know quickly?  Thanking you, we are  Yonrs very truly,  A. F, Gay,  Assistant Manager.  Mr. Armstrong told the board  of trade about this letter   and  said that the information wanted  would be furnished by Mr. R. F.  Barrett who has charge of his  hardware business.  The MecLean Daily Reports  Ltd.,has offices in Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg   and Vancouver.  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in anitoba, 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  of every description for the little  ones, and the prices, which are the  lowest in town, are meeting the  general approval of the purchasing public.  Handsomer  and more expensive  presents for the older ones.  See our display before purchasing  elsewhere.  Daily shipments of Confectionery give you a  guarantee of its freshness, ",  J. & D.  STORE  McDonald Block      Quilchena Avenue.  !i**��"->'' 'i____r  v. *���    ly .^  .!" .y\>W.  ,;!W����r>   77*  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The choicest of Beef, mutton, etc., always on hand  , Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  Dr de Van's Female Pills  ale system. Re'"3"  . ��J�� Van's are sola at  Mailed to any ndaf"*-  years~~at an annual~rental-of-$l-an  acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be  leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicants person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in'which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land mus  be'described by sections, or legal subdivisions of 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  returo rnished    at leas  once a year.  The lease will include the coal min  ing 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.  generative portion^ tW^mal^sysum.^ ^ ^  nil cheap imitations.  &l&SfflS��i *cS.. Strc��tiJk"rine.76ut.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the   Interior  N. B.���Unauthorised publication of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  iOUr 1 ioiiic rapci  May not give you  as large a  variety of  foreign news as the big city  daily, but it  gives you news of your own community.  Boosts your own town, or farm  property;  tells the outsider what you are doing, what  you are raising, etc.,  and is  ever alive to  your own interests.    Its columns are free to  you to use to  express your   opinion upon  subjects of local interest, and the management would be pleased at  any   time  to  receive   any  little news  items   from you.  Take an interest in your home paper by  contributing any news you know of in your  own immediate neighborhood.     If you are  not a subscriber we would very much like  to send the paper to you, the price is only  $2.00 per annum, or $. 100 for six months.  The Nicola Valley News  _ Merritt, B. C. -- -  All classes of Commercial, Poster, and Pamphlet  Printing turned out at our Job  Printing  Dept. a-'.���..  '���-v_*";'-.y__.  y.:..........  *�����>���*  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, December 13, 1912  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  . Ome dollar per inch per month f er regular advertising. Land and water notices $7.00 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified  advertising: '10 words'.:for   25 cents  ���xtra words 2 cents.  Special rates  vertUiuft.  furnished for .large contract ad  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt. B  Phone 25.  building for the future and cannot afford to.make mistakes that  would have far reaching effects.  Every member should attend  this Board of Trade meeting next  Thursday night and take part in  the selection of aldermanic candidates, for Ihe ensuing year���a  year pregnant with greater possibilities than any yet known in  Merritt.  THE HERALD'S WAY  OUR ATTITUDE  Having heard last month that  Mayor F. A. Reid felt uncertain  about offering himself for reelection we called on him to ascertain his views and subsequently-published his decision to  stand for re-election, This decision will be adhered to and  there is no doubt that Mayor  Reid will be re-elected, probably  by acclamation.  Our opinion on his personal  fitness or natural ability for the  position is not called for. He  has served Merritt for one year  and is well known to the citizens.  During his term of office many  important public works have  been commenced that the mayor  should have an opportunity to  complete before he retires from  office.    .  Mayor Reid has served the  city faithfully and well. His  record for the past is his platform for the coming . year and it  is sufficient.  Regarding the council we  learn that most of the present  council have expressed their intention to retire and we hope to  to see a strong board on next  year's council. The present  councilors���all estimable men-  have expressed themselves as  hiavinghad enough..  So much public work is now in  course of completion that it is  highly important that the new  council should work in harmony  with the mayor and not come as  a new broom to sweep off the  old plans.  To this end an approved "slate"  was published last month after  ascertaining the public feeling.  Some of those names were well  accepted and some were not. On  Thursday evening a special  meeting of the Board of Trade  was held and a committee appointed to gather information  and report to the board meeting  to be held "next Thursday, with  the object of selecting an alder-  =manic=ticket=for49l3.  This is done annually by the  Good Government League in  Vancouver. That body usually  elects, a majority of their candidates and would gladly disown  most of them before they have  served long on the council.  The Board of Trade has a good  membership and is the strongest  body in Merritt. It represents  no special interest, but all, and  has been very useful in the past.  A good committee has been  selected and a full meeting  should be in attendance to receive their report. In this.way  the best possible list of candidates should be selected.  The News has never served  any special or individual interest  and is doing what it can at present to awaken a live public interest in municipal affairs for  the general good.  It is not to be expected that  our course would meet with universal approval,   but where the  spot-light is turned public interest is awakened and some needed  improvements and changes may  be made.    We are being commended on all sides by men who  consider we   have   commenced  something worth doing.  Merritt needs a strong council  for next year.   The city is now  FOR THE  PEOPLE  Ninety per cent of the  people  of this city are with the News in  its position that the city  council  did wrong in giving its consent  to the closing of Mamatte avenue  simply beause in that way a piece  of property could be  sold,   and  nothing be given in return to the  city, and these people also feel  that while the city  solicitor certainly did a very indiscreet thing  to ask for the consent,   the real  blame   is  with the mayor and  city council who'-did'   hot remind  him that it would be better,that  some one besides himself appear  as the spokesman for those who  wanted something for nothing  from the city.  The News is standing for the  rights and interests of the people.  That is all.   The people whose  money started the News   have  never asked for a favor from the  city council, but they have extensive interests here and they want  them protected just as theywant  the interests of all the people protected.    The News wants what  the   people  want.1   Some   have  criticised the News for the  candidates  it   mentioned  recently.  The men named appeared to the  News to be the men wanted by  the people and as such the News  spoke of them.    The News has  no candidate  for mayor or for  the board of alderman or for any  other place.    The News will print  what the people want, and if the  people discover that  those men  mentioned are for some reason or  other not the men- they really  want the News will print' that,  tOO.,    ..- ��� _    > ���:.-���- ���-)-'  The News Has only, oneintert-  est in the coming election and  that is the choice of councilmen  who will work for the interests  of the city and use some intelligence in all their actions. The  News has no individual or interest to serve. The present council did wrong in the Gay matter,  it did wrong in . the Mamette a-  venue case, and it did wrong in  the matter of throwing manure  and refuse into the hollows of the  streets.  It is time that they took some  action to stop this manure and  refuse dumping, for if  they  do  not, typhofdfever will be the result of their thoughtless action.  Before this city was incorporated the cry was 'Incorporation,  and sewers or typhoid fever!"  The few men who made all this  noise are in no danger of typhoid  fever. The fact that the city has  no sewers does not affect them.  But the fact that the city has no  sewers does affect those who  must get their water from  the  wells and who even when the  waterworks system is in operation will have to depend upon  tbe wells. It will take a long  time for even those who can  stand the expense to have their  houses connected, with the city  waterworks. ' The News wants  the people protected and it will  do all it can to protect them. But  the people must help themselves! What are they going to  do.about this fever menace? Are  they going to remain still and  make no protest?  They should go to look at these  filthy places, these disease breeders, and judge for themselves  how the high waters will pollute  their wells;  They should see it now and  not after the warm weather and  high water and���- pulluted wells  have caused mischief that cannot be remedied.  It was moved by Alderman John seconded by Alderman Gordon that the  City approve of the relocation of Spring  Street fifty feet east of the present location and the closing of the laneinBk.l  12 and consent to the closing of Mamet-.  te Ave, being closed from the west!  boundary of Spring Street, as relocated!  to the river and that the .Mayor and'  City Clerk be authorized to execute any  document necessary to sucure cancelation.  The foregoing is from the last  issue of the Merritt Herald and  Nicola Valley News Advocates  That is the news all. right as far  as it goes. If the Herald had  had a man at the council meet-  instead of getting what, happened second hand, it might have  printed a different account. Then  again it might not have. At  times the Herald has had a man  at the council meetings yet nothing at all was printed. It is possible that had the Herald had a  man there he might have realized what was going on and published nothing at all  The'Nicola Valley Newsstands  for the interests of ALL the people. There is some doutb judged  be appearances, whether th c  Herald does.  What the Herald prints in  this case is the News yet is it not  the News. The Herald's account would make it appear that  simply routine work had been  done by.the city council. No  such thing!  The whole city council listened  to the voice of the siren in the  person of the city solicitor���the  city's pilot as it were���and ran  the municipal ship on yii\eirocks  and wrecked it on thefi point  which robs the people,ywhich  gives away the city's property  without return.  Aid. Irvine's alert conscience  sensed the danger, but the siren  sang some more, and the rest of  the crew joined in the chorus,  and Aid. Irvine exploded .the opportunity of his career to make  an enviable record as the  watchdog of the best interests of  the city of Merritt because he  was induced to believe the city  was being justly dealt with.  Tne news of what the - council  did was its betrayal of the .city's  interests. The story and news  is this; .,'    ? ���  The city solicitor who is supposed to be bound morally and  legally to guide the council for  the benefit of the city, was there  as the representative of the city,  but spoke for. the Conklins who  wanted something for nothing,  who wanted the city to act as a  real estate agent for them to sell  a piece of their property. It was  openly announced that they had  a prospective buyer who would  take the land provided certain  things^were=done.  These things included  the re-  thing was put through on the  theory "the public be damned".  That was the news. Why did  not the Herald :print it?  Editoriallly in its last issue the  Herald says:  Merritt is well on the road to recovery  from the slight slump which came at  the end of the very properous summer  of 1912 and things are again taking on  their normal appearance.  Why does the Herald publish  such stuff? There was no slump  and Merritt, therefore, is recovering from no slump.  moval of Spring street fifty feet  east of its present location, the  closing of a lane and the closing  of Mamette avenue from the  street to the river, which meant  the giving away of the people's  property.  The return the city was to get  was the promised building of a  fine residence, the putting of all  of Spring street on high ground,  and relief from having to take  care of the river at the end of  the lane and the avenue.  The city solicitor asked favor  his other client���aclient thinking  only of its own profit- and Mayor Reid spoke for it and so did  some others.  Aid. Irvine's conscience and  logic were against it but he finally seemed bamboozled and voted  with the rest to throw the people.  A resolution was passed without knowing whether that was  sufficient, but the object sought  was the influence of the city  council in the matter, regardless  of whether the action was taken  in the proper way or not. Not  even the city solicitor was posted  enough on the manner of procedure to know -whether it would  not be necessary to pass a by-law  instead of a resolution.    And the  WESTERN CANADA'S CROPS  After the compreh nsive and  systematic examination of crop  conditions in Western Canada,  the Canadian Bank of Commerce  estimates the wheat ytild at 196,  000,000 bushels, oats 224,500,000  bushels barley 49,600 0 )0 bushels  and flax 12,900,000 bushels. The  totai value of the grai 11 crops to  the producters is est'mated by  the bank at $308,000,000.  In preparing the estimate,",  the report continues, "i he North-  West Grain Dealers' Ass ciation  figures of acreage have been accepted. These differ appreciably  from the governmeut figures, but  are probably more nearly correc t  The average yield, however, has  been calculated upon re ports furnished by our own branch managers and the managers of other  banks, and these reports cover  every district in each of the three  provinces."    *  For a wheat crop of 196.000,000  bushels from the western provinces the country will be thankful.     :.yi_i_______  BUY IN MERRITT!  The Nicola Valley Nevs stands  for the interests of the people.  The interests pf the people include the success of their- business  men. The success of th j business  men at home depends -.ipon the  patronage they recieve from their  fellow residents. If ihi business man does not make money  he cannot help his city or its institutions. ':" He cannot muke  money if the people will not huj  at home. Buy at ho ne���bin  in Merritt, The stock of the  .Merritt merchants are all thai  can be desired, arid as g *od val utter the money can be li.il here  as well as in some far aw iy place  Read this again, pleis}: Buy in  Merritt! -   '"   CURFEW LAW   NEEl ED!  The city of Merritt is not working well for its future \-y allowing children to run around the  streets until nearly midnight.  There is a janitor at the city hall  and there is a fire bell. The janitor should ring a curfew bell at  nine o'clock each night,  =F-OR=BUS!NESS-ADMINSTRATION=  To the Editor   of    the    Nicola  Valley News:  As it is to the interest of every  business man to have a business  business administration of  our city's affairs. I believe that every one in business  who can duly run as an Alderman  would do so. They have had experience not alone in their vocation, but they also are equipped  by the position they hold .to better decide than the ordin iry man  in the street. I do not wish to  cast any reflection on tho outgoing administration, h stead I  would suggest a vote of thanks  as they accepted nomin itions a  year ago when others considered  it a joke more or less, rather  than an honor. The business  men having invested their money  in Merritt should now step forward and interest themselves in  getting on the board of aldermen  as this really is the best way to  work for our city' welfare. In  my opinion the board of trade  should call a meeting and take  this matter under consideration  "in body,' and suggest such men  who are not prejudiced, and  liberal enough to see all sides of  the question.  L. R. LEYRER.  Merritt, Dec. 9.th  ���By Courtesy of Harold-Greig.  New Home of the Bank of Montreal,  Quilchena Ave.  Canford Notes  E. H, Cooper left for the coast  after spending a few days  amongst old friends.  Mrs. H. J. Horton, and two  children returnd to Vancouver on  Thursday.  In one of the coast contemporary reference was made to an  extraodinay growth of sunflowers somewhere in the wet belt  where through the fertility of  the soil- they pointed skyward  some twelve and fifteen feet.  It is satisfactory to note that  there are other places in B. C.  outside of our fertile Nicola Valley were sunflowers and other  things of-probigiou3 growth can  oe produced. At Canford,  amonst other luxuriant result,  sunflOA-ers were quite common  at from is to fifteen feet in  height with as many as twenty  three flowers upon one stalk.  Eggs are eggs, and eighty five  cents perDoz'.  Turkeys are also "going up" and  our Valley is climatically ideal  for, raising them.  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  j  r  n>  REMOVAL  NOTICE  The Bank of Montreal  begs to announce to its  Customers and the Public that it will move  from its present quarters on or about December 20, to its newbuild-  ing at Quilchena avenue and Garcia street.  &r  ���^ Friday,-December 13, 1912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Nicola Echos  Mrs. Johnson is   visiting Mrs.  William Riley. -  Sheep were shipped to Vancouver on Saturday.  William Riley is out again after  his illness.  There   wili   be Presbyterian  service next Sunday morning.  Surveyors   were  Pike's mountain.  at work  on  A professional music teacher  is coming to Nicolr.  Miss McGoran of Merritt spent  the week-end with Mrs. W. H.  Brant.  The stores are all busy catering to the Christmas trade which  has begun in earnest.  yAle xi; Lucas'M, P. P. of Agassiz arrived in town Thursday  evening on business.  ; Autoists declare the Nicola  Merri tt road to be in fine condition, probably the best piece of  road in the interior at this time  of the year.  A meeting of the agricultural  society held in Pooley?s Hall on  Monday evening proved of es-  peciarinterest to the large number present,  Thos. Harrison has lately had  an addition built on his house  thereby enlarging it considerably  As soon as the interior finishing  has been completed it will be occupied by Mr. Wm. Pooley and  family.  Among the numerous arrivals  at the Nicola Hotel on Thursday  evening are Messrs. F. W. Kil-  lum, H. M. Beatty and Wilbert  Rathroy of Vancouver representing Chicago Capitalists for the  purpose of inspecting the Douglas Lake Co's property with a  view to purchasing outright for  their principals.  Skating is the order of the day,  the ice on the lower portion of  the lake being ih excellent condition, affording the pleasure of  this exciting recreation to the  numerous lovers. In anticipation of the moonlight nights now  about here, several skating parties are being arranged for, and  it looks as though with the usual  holiday rush, the townspeople  will be provided with an abundance of entertainment during the  remainder of the waning year.  The Government Road crew  are busy at the present time cribbing the "Big Bend" gulch between Nicola and Merritt. With  each winter's frost and the continual churning of the Nicola  River, the land in this section  has gradually fallen away year  by year uutil at the present time  it has almost taken in the Government road. Considerable  cribbing wprk will be put in and  a filling made which will allow  of the straightening of the road  at this point.  During the month of November cattle shipments were slightly i n decrease of the same  month in the preceeding year,  about 30 cars~ being shipped.  Although this1 applies to the one  month it is understood the total  shipments for the season will be  somewhat in excess of last year.  In contrast to the numerous cars  of cattle, it was noticed a few  days ago an entire carload of  sheep being loaded from the  stock yards here for shipment to  the coast.  H. Graham of Lytton, Dominion Government agent, for the  Indians in this district passed  through here Monday night en  route to Quilchena and Douglas  Lake where he had to deal with  some importrnt matters relative  to the welfare of the Indians in  that district.. The manner in  which Mr. Graham has itaken  hold of his duties since appointed  to his present position is scourse  of satisfaction to the tribes in  this and adjoing districts as evidenced by the hearty support  they are giving him in his efforts.  During the past week another  important land deal has been  made, Vancouver capitalists who  have other extensive interests in  the Valley have pnrchased the  Kirby Meadows in North Nicola  for a nice round sum. These  meadows contain 160 acres of the  best meadow land procurable in  this part of the country and already produce a considerable  tonnage of hay. It is the intention of the purchasers to thoroly  clear the entire meadows thereby greatly increasing the hay  production affording sufficient  winter feed for the increasing  stock on their other ranches in  the vicinity.  Ah important deal has just  been announced whereby a  prominent Vancouver millionare  has purchased the property of  R. Hazelhurst on the North  shore of Nicola Lake. It is the  intention of the purchaser to  erect a handsome chateau as soon  as Spring opens, for occupation  during the summer months, and  in connection with this also in-,  tends to prepare the surroundings oh an elaborate scale. : The  lay of the land and the locality  with the excellent beach are  proof enough that this will be  one of the beauty spots along the  lake. The addition also of a motor lanuch Of 30 h. p. tends to  convince that the purchaser is  anxious to make his summer resort one .of the finest in the  country. ThisMs the beginning  of a transformation of the shores  of Nicola Lake into a series of  delightful summer homes and it  is safe to predict that within a  few years Nicola Lake will prove  one the most picturesque spots  of British Columbia.  The Board of Trade at their  last meeting seem to have got  right down to business iu earnest, the outcome of the meeting resulting in somewhat more  than the usual routine work  usually carried out. In addition  to numerous discussions which j  proved of   an    interesting   and I onto.  helpful nature,   resolutions were  forwarded to proper parties embodying a desire to   have   the  Nicola train service remedied so  far as possible  when  the East  train   is   late     in    arriving   at  Spence's   Bridge.     The custom  in the past has been to hold the  Nicola train for the train from  the East, sometimes four or five  hours  late,   the   convenience to  the few passengers on that train  in   the   opinion   of   the Board,  hardly offsetting the inconvenience   to   the   residents of thc  valley   who  in  some   instances  along the line have to wait hours  in the cold at their   respective  stations without means of ascertaining the time  the train will  be along.     Another resolution  setting forth the advantages to  be derived by Nicola and Merritt  and the surroundiug xalley   in  general through the|construction  of a competitive line of railway  from the end of the present line  to Kamloops was drawn up and  forwarded    to    the    Premier,  Copies   were   also   sent to the  several Boards of Tryde interested   in   the   proposal   that they  jmight join in making the resolution a unanimous one with the  proper parties.    It is interesting  to   note the  decrease   in  rates  which   would   be     forthcoming  were such  a line in  operation.  The   haulage    from  Merritt to  Kamloops is 155miles.by way of  Spence's   Bridge,   whereas   the  distance from the end of the present C. P. L. line to Kamloops is  only 60 miles.    Such an undertaking would  be  a  boon to the  Nicola valley and high hopes are  held out for the early construction of this line.     We hope that  the Board of Trade will continue  along these lines as it is felt certain that continual work of this  nature is the only means of obtaining such benefits for a town  or the country surrounding it.  Lower Nicola  Mrs Johnson is spending some  little time among friends at  Nicola.  Mr. Feild, the Calgary horse  buyer was down here last week  trying to fill his order for a carload of horses. He has been very  successful so far.  Last week another golden eagle  ravaged Mr. Laycqck's flock of  sheep, killing|four lambs and badly wounding a fifth. Although he  set out poison up to the present  it has not had the desired affect.  A small party spent a veay enjoyable evening at the home of  Mr. Austen on Saturday at a  goose dinner. The goose was  duly appreciated and the party  did not break up. until the ' 'wee  sraa" hours.  better than a pound of cure" and  then gave several recipes to be  used in the milk and food, and  also recommended the use of carbolic for keeping things sweet  and clean. He discouraged the  use of whitewash as a means of  getting rid of lice, "this is," so  he said "merely a check, but not  a cure."  Dr. Hadrin's subject was "Diseases among Animals," which he  treated in a  very able manner.  II3 sp^ke first of how Tuberculide Mahine Black Leg and- many  of vaccines are made.    He fully  understands this subject as he  helps to   make   these cures at  Ottawa.    "Greatcare," he said  "must be taken  in using them,  and no one but a veteninary man  should attempt to insert the vaccine, as they  would  not understand the reaction, or be able  to  Aides mother is spending, judge whether  the animal was  WANTED  Janitor, for the Bank  of Tor-  Apply the manager.  Mrs  a few weeks here previous to  resunning here journey to California, where she will spend the  winter.  Mrs. Hueston's home is in the  sunny Okonagan, which she left  quite recently.    .  Lower Nicola had quite a treat  Tuesday evening at the agricultural meeting. The speakers  who addressed the meeting  were Dr. Hadrin from Ottawa  and Mr. Upton from Massachusetts Mr. Upton spoke on poultry  and in a few.well chosen! words  he gave us the benefit of his experience. He spoke of the kind  to breed, the food, the houses and  how to get winter eggs. This  last topic was particularly interesting as a great number of the  farmers have been bewailing the  fact;, that they were getting no  eggs and prices are so high.    He  healthy enough to risk the exper-  ment. He spoke of the bacteria  and germs explaining how  they know one from another, and  although so many are harmful a  large number do a great deal of  good. Especially did he _empha-  size the fact that too great care  cannot be taken not only in washing and scalding the milk cans  but in allowing the sun to kill  all the germs. They should be  boiled at least three times a week.  He touched on many other topic  and the clever manner in which  he presented his ideas held the  attention of his audience to the  end. :���������*'  Ranches Taken  By Count Voss  Major   Conant   has  sold   to  strongly advisedthe builbingof9>'iri!: Vo3S -co-asm of ^.German  emperor, the ranch of, D. Hardy  wooden houses in. preference to  cement as they take up all the  moisture and consequently make  the chicken house damp. In  speaking of pests such as lice,  mites etc he quoted the old maxim, "an. cunce of prevention is  f  in the Voght Valley, and that of  Mr.'Lubwick ihthe Otter Valley.  Earlier in the year he; bought  N. Peterson's ranch which adjoins the Hardy place. .  The count is planning .'to purchase more acreage. ..  W  e   are   s  howii   ng the largest and best assortment of Holiday  Goods particularly desirable for gifts to gentlemen, ever shown.  m XMAS  1912  You are most cordially invited to call and look oyer our magni-.  ficent line of Christmas Goods whether you come to  buy or not.  ' 'Merry Christmas!'' How we  would like to say it to you in  person, but we cannot. These  printed words must take the place  of the cheery spoken greeting.  Christmas is the season when  we are closest to our friend*,  for with each remembrance we  receive or send some thoughts  that form a veritable web of  memories and good wishes  which enmesh you and I; and  your friends, and my friends,  and our friends' friends until the  whole world is one, in the joy  of the Christmas season.  With best wishes for your happiness and prosperity through  the next year and all the other  years of your life, again we  say:   "Merry Christmas!"  THE GREAT ANNUAL RIDDLE:   "WHAT TO GET FOR 'HIM'"  IS MOST EASILY AT THIS STORE  We have spent days and days preparing, selecting, buying and getting ready to present to you this great stock of Things That Men Like Best  and now that everything is ready, it is with a feeling of pardonable pride that we ask you to come and see the result of all this effort we have put forth  to present a line oj Holiday Goods for men that would excel in extensiveness and distinctiveness any that had ever been shown in this city.  House Coats  Bath Robes  Slippers  FIT-REFORM SUITS  FIT-REFORM  OVERCOATS  Traveling Bags  Suit Cases  All Christmas  Goods   Attractively  Boxed  Don'r you think you had better get the benefit  of all this, by coming here to buy Christmas gifts  for your gentlemen relatives and friends.  USEFUL GIFT PRESENTS  THEY ARE MOST HIGHLY APPRECIATED  The things you get here for Christmas Gifts  will not only be acceptable on Christmas day, but  a source of use and pleasure for many months to  come. Your thoughtfulness in . getting him something he would have to buy any way, is sure to be  especially appreciated,  Handkerchiefs  Neckscarfs  Neckwear  Men's Shoes  Boys Shoes  Suspenders  Hosiery  New Hats  Shirts  Gloves  &  Do Your  Christmas Shopping  Now  \  v ar  ~jfru'"-��  '17Z  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, December 13, 19.12.  TO HUSBAND  AND WIFE  Or to any two partners, the suggestion is made that they open a  Joint Account with The Bank  of Toronto.  Having a Joint account either of the  partners may withdraw  money  and in  the event of the death of one, the  money belongs to the survivor.  If interested, talk the matter over  with any manager of  BANK OF TORONTO  The Bank of Toronto is among the  strongest ^ most, progressive institutions of its kind in Canada.  -112 Branches in Ontario. Quebec and  Canada.  Assets -       $57,000,000  Capital'at ReB<f$ll,000.000  Established 1855  MERRITT BRANCH  A. N. B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  Pastor Sees  New Danger  Mr.    Connor   Says    Nowadays  Each Makes Christ Exponent  of Own Social Convictions.  The church has never been able to  get away from these revolutionary  teachings of Christ. She believes the  world, made by God, to be fundamentally good, but practically bad because  controlled by evil. To be a Christian  means to oppose the things as they are  and condemn them in the higher conceptions of the Christ of God.  K. OF P.  Nicola Valley  Lodge No. 46,  meets in Reid's  Hall every Wed  nesday night at 8  p. m. All visiting  brethren. are cordially invited to  attend.  Knight W E. Johnson, Knight W. Cranna,  C. C K.R. S  OF.  Court Nicola No.  8931 meets the 2nd  and 4th Thursdays  in each nionth  in  the Board of Trade  Room,    Barwick  Block  Nicola,   B.  C. Visiting brethren   cordially   invited to attend. _  Geo. L. Murray C. R.  H. H. Matthews, Sec.  1.F.&AWI.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the second  Tuesdayofeach  month at 8 p.  m.   Sojourji-  ng brothers cordially invited.  S.. J. Solomon Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  I. 0. 0. F.  Pittiko Lodge No. 13  Meets every Tuesday evening in.Odd-.  fellows 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  "MTi^    CiKi M M ETTy LL^g  BarrUtmrand Solicitor-  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  PIONEER  BARBERSHOP  Dickie & Norman        - Proprietor.  We guarantee you first class  work.   Razors honed.  Next door  to  Brunswick  Room.  H. R. N. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S., B.C.L.S  E. P. Heywood. B.Sc. B.C.L.S.  Christie, Dawson  & Heywood  ;    Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  i     Land Surveyors.  I KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch        -      Ashcroft, B. C.  AND! FUNERAL DIRECTOR  jffins always on hand a  lonable prices.  r Crank Ave. Merritt  Caskets a��d Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B  In the Methodist church Rev. C- F.  Connor took.for his text, Luke 4:18,  "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me  because He hath annotated me to  preacJTthe gospel to the poor"-Jesus.  He made this the basis of a discourse  on "The Social Aims  of  Jesus."     He  said in part:  We see in the Bible what we have  been taught to see therein, or get some  pet theory and warp the text to make  it fit our theory. Hence we drop out  great sets of facts, or read what is not  there. The rise of the masses has introduced a new movement and a'closer  study of these neglected facts. Now  the figure 'of the man of Nazareth is  coming out of the past to meet us and  converse with us, as he was wont to do  with friends in Galilee..  But a new danger arises under the  modern impulse. Each makes Christ  the exponent of his own social convictions,���all the way from the first Socialist to the great opponent of the  closed shop, or trades unionism.  Jesus was a social reformer of, the  modern type. He saw the evil in society and in the lives of men, their  sufferings and oppression, but He approached these facts from a moral  point of view, not from] the economic  or political. As the social became  moral it engaged His attention. He  lead to show that the ordinary life of  selfishness heat red anxiety, covetous-  ne.'s, is no life at all. Men must enter  into the new world of love, solidarity Nicola  and inward contentment. Religion  with Christ is a reconstructive force  in all social relations and institutions of  men. .  1. _Jesus was not a'timeless teacher.  He lived among men and spoke  to his  age of conditions  as   he   found  thero.  His eyes were open to the   inequalities  and exploitation of the people, by  the  representatives  of  organized  society,  and He felt these to be  real   obstacles  to the coming of ,'His   Kingdom.     He  insisted on right relations man to man.  2.���The Kingdom   of   God   was  the  center around which his life moved and  found   expression.     With   the   people  this involved, "national restoration,   social justice, religious purity  and lovli-  ness.    He had faith to await their slow  development.    The   national   hope   he  made world-wide.     * *  3.���All his teaching centered about  his hope of the Kingdom of God. The  highest type of goodness is that which  puts freely at the service of 'the, com-,  munity all that a man is and can. The  highest type of badness is that which  uses up the wealth, happiness and  virtue of the community to please self.  He rebuked pride because;, it tore apart  society, and He desired to found a society resting on love, service and equality- ,.-  4.���He had no patience with religious  thought that hindered  the  attainment  of right social life.     Religious   duties  must find expression in service to man.  The religion taught drugged and blinded  the=moral=judgment,=and=lo_cked=the.  door to the Kingdom of God  in  men's  faces.  5.���Teaching on wealth.  He recognised the pursuit of wealth  as a great danger to   the  truest manhood.   This pursuit has   a   subtle   and  treacherous influence oi the finer sense  of justice, mercy, kindness and   equality.    Wealth is apt to become stronger  than the man who owns it.   The covetous man does not realize that   he   has  become covetous.  Jesus saw also  that  wealth  was   a  great divisive  force,   wedging society  apart in horizontal strata-rich  above  and the poor under.    It lifts individuals  out of a sense of dependence   on  their  fellows and they forget their  responsibility toward them.     If   the  Kingdom  of God is the true human society itis a  fellowship of justice, equality and love.  But it is hard to forget riches' with justice, keep them with equality and spend  I them with love.     It is very hard for a  | rich man to be in normal relations with  others.     It can be done only by an act  of renunciation. _  6.���His social affinities were on  the  side of the poor.  7.���Did Jesus realize the revolutionary [not in the sense of violence and  bloodshed] tendencies of his teaching?  It is safe to say he did. He loved peace  but knew that the results of his work  would unsheath the sword of opposition. He saw that which was a delight  and highly esteemed with man to be an  abomination to God. The last should  be first and the first last. They were  to be blessed whom the world had  not  blessed.  Existing social conditions sought to  compel man to serve, but his truly  great ones gave a maximum of service.  The only title to greatness was distinguished service at cost to self.  Some Compliments  We Have Received  "Cleanest Laundry I have ever  been in," remarked a laundryman of 14 years experience.  "You turn out the Best and  Cleanest work in the interior of  B.C." said a traveling salesman.  Ring up 42 and leave your call.  Let us prove this last  remark.  Try our Baths���All Bathrooms  Steam heated.  NIGOLA VALLEY  STEAM LAUNDRY  Opposite G. P. R. Station  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, lankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock. ��� __'   , X.'.y  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments.       Prices    are  right.  N. J. BARWICK  herritt  FUNERAL  DIRECTOR  AND EMBALMER  Address   left will  / . 1. 1 m V:'n  e prompt  attention.  N. J. BARWICK  MERRITT ���   3 M ) A  Nicola PhoneJNo. 5.  Merritt Phone^Nc. 26.  Open Day and Night  "Joe"  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Chinese Noodles  hicken Chop Suey.  Chinese Tea.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  ��� from France to Siberia,  from Spain to South America.  But no matter where they  come from, . if the name  Fownes . appears on the  glove, you may know that  the leather was selected,  cut and sewed by experts.  The result:  A  gentleman's   glove "in  appearance;  An   economical  durability.  Sold by coocl stores  everywhere ��� never  under ony cliicr name  than Fowne:.  glove   in  We have quite a large selection.  Prices ranging from $2,50.  the Children  Warm  1  Pool  Western Lines  West 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.  Accommodation reserved  and complete passage hooked to any part of Great Brin  ain or from Great .Britat-  to' Canada. .'. If sendii.g  for your friends purchase  your ticket here and avoid  the risk of sending money.  For rates and sailings apply  to ���  We have a beautiful  line in Bear  Skin Coats.   Unequalled values. Assorted sizes.  SPECIAL LINE IN  M.  Agent  M. SHORE  . Merrill, B. C.  y" . j .  Or write to  W. BRODIE  H.  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  1.25 Suit.  U.J���-U *.  The Diamond Vale Su  Limited Frid AY,7; Decemher 13, 1912.  TBE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  ITT'S  GOME AND SEE THE FINEST SELECTION  OF    CHRISTMAS   GOODS   IN    MERRITT  THE PRICES FIT YOUR POCKETBOOK.  THE  COMPANY  Telephone is  a Night Need  Chief of Police Starts the Agitation by Sending Letter to  ;   the Attorney General  ' In the interests of the administration of justice, Chief of Police  J. Ty Eggleshaw wrote the attorney general that there should be  a night telephone service in Merritt,  The attorney general replied  that the question was not in his  powerjto^Bettle, but he advised  the chief to consult the mayor  and then the board of trade took  the matter up with the Dominion  Government.  Splendid is Type of  New Citizens Coming  Faith of   Old   Land   in Province Eeirg  Displayed in Many Way*  Mr. E. G. Beaumont, whose  uncle, the late Lord Swansea,  was one of the wealthiest peers  in England, and whose father the  late Col. Godfrey W. Beuamont,  was a distinguished member of  the Scots Guards, is in Victoria  looking after his great property  holdings iu this province. He  will remain here at least thre;  months :if not longer.  "I sometimes wonder if the people here really realize the wonderful assets of the province" he  said.   ....;,-  Speaking of conditions in- tho  Dominions general he said;  "t am firmly convinced that this  year's crops mean a period of nn-  usual activity and progress for  Canada. Perhaps one of the best  assurances for apermanent prosperity, outside of any harvest,  however, is in the splendid type  of settler this Dominion is drawing from the old country. There  were seven hundred emigrants on  the ship that I came over on, and  I never saw a finer class of men.  They are the sort who will permanently settle here and help in  a substantial way to develop the  country.  ' 'As for British Columbia itself,  the fact that 1 invested my money here is proof of the fact that  I-have the greatest faith in its  future. It is a magnificent province, and I say this without any  attempt at flattery".  The Sunshine theater still continues to draw the crowds, and  well it ;shlml(iy~for tKeTTnass of  films displayed and the music  furnished always make up an evening of enjoyment.  The Nicola Valley Meat market's slaughter house at Coutlee  was robbed the night of Tuesday  ar.d quar.Lity of meat stolen.  Prov;n;ial Constable Edgar Vac-  ii on is working on the  case.  The heavy masp of iron called  a turntable was on the tracks of  the Kettle Valley Railway in  Merritt on the way tp the  summit .where it willbeplaced, at arrived here on Tuesday,  a week ago. ;  Wilbert Fowler of the contracting firm of Fowler and Larson,  has laid down the cares of business for a week and has gone on  a deer hunt.  Ask yonr druggist for  it.  If lie cannot supply  tho   MARVKL, accept no  other, but Bend stamp for lllus-   ,  tratod book���Bonlcil.  It givca full  particulars and directions invaluable  tolaaU08.WINDSOUSUrin_YCO..WIndsor,Ont  Geuoral AoroiitH for Canuclu.  Dance Tonight  Aids Hospital  Object of Affair is  to  Reduce  Indebtedness Which Still is  Unpaid on  Building  FOR SALE  Thoroughbred Airedale puppies"  for sale. Dogs $15, bitches $10.  Apply E. Conant, Dot. B. C.  Held for the purpose of reducing the indebtedness on the building of the Nicola Valley General  hospital, there will be a graud  ball tonight in Central Hall,  all the money received for tickets will go  to aid the  hospital.  Everything for   the affair has  been contributed.    The printing  was done for nothing, the hall is  dohatearno^charge=will=be=rnade  by the musicians,   the food  and  refreshments  will be furnished  by the stores and hotels, and the  people have been   giving   their  time and their support to make  the dance a gaeat success.  The hospital is worthy all  the  aid it receives.  land; ACT  Yale Land District. District of Yale.  Take notice that Gahr Pederson Myrenof Otter  Valley. B. C, occupation rancher, intends to aD-  ply for permission to purchase the following described land:  CommencinK'at a post planted 20 chains North  of thc South East corner of Lot 288. thence  South 20 chains, thence East 20 chains, thehce  north 20 chains, thence West 20 chains to' point  of commencement and containing: 40 acres more  or leas.  ��� GAHR PEDERSON MYREN.  Date, November 4th, 1912.  '".. :���~�� ". !  Summerland fruit has come off  with high honors at the Land  Products Show at Portland, Oregon. The Hood River district  near by was the keenest competitor. , B. C. potatoes also took  highest honors,.Smith of Ladner.  B. C, winning out against all  competitors. Ladner's potatoes  and Summerland's proved to  Hood River that B; C. is hard  to beat.  f LAND ACT  Yale Land District.       District of Yale  Take notice that Mary Ellen Camp-  belHof���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  Southeast  corner; thence North 40 chains; thence  West 80 chains to place of beginning,  containing 320 acree, more or less.,  X    MARY ELLEN CAMPBELL  ��� John Kenneth Campbell, Agent.  Dated November 30, 1912.       44-9  Reciprocity With  Australia.  On behalf of the British Cok  umbia Fruit Growers' Association  the secretary, Mr. R. M. Winslow  has addressed a letter to Hon.  George E. Foster. Minister of  Trade and Commerce,' urging  that steps be- taken toward.bringing about a large"measursI; of reciprocity between this country  and Australia, more especially in  the matter of. an exchange of  fruits^ *'"': ;'ri ���'-"'" ������- ��� "-.���"/ v-"''"���  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 described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  Northwest corner North of Brown  Creek, about two and three-fourths  miles East of Chilliwack Lake, Biitish  Columbia; thehce 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 adjoining and along the West  of Mary Ellen Campbell's land claims  Northeast corner; thence West 40  chains to place of beginning, containing 160 acres, more or less.  JOHN LOVE  John Kenneth Campbell,  : i ',.��� Agent.  Dateed November 30th, 1912.   44-9  Nicola Valley  Meat Market  =Deaters in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal aridjPork.  Poultry* Ham and Bacon.  w  ^Manufacturers of=  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh Fish always on  hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager  CITY  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.    -       -    Spacious Rooms.  Excellenttaccommodation.    -   Well lighted throughout.  ^ .-���  ^   Choice Liquors"and Cigars.  Special attention   to commercial trade.  ���Rates $1.50 per day.    Special Rates by the month'  ANDREW HOGGANj  PROPRIETOR   mnimiiHiii  muaww, ./--%  IT  -���y?"*^  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, nDecemher r 13, - 1012  Home Wiped  Out fay-Fire  Residence of Joseph Rascovitch  Reduced   in Short Time to  a Heap of Ruins  Well Runs Dry as  Men Fight Flames  When the Apparatus Reaches the Scene  Blaze is Beyond Control  The home of Joseph Rascovitch  in the neighborhood of the Nicola Valley General hospital, was  burned to the ground on Sunday  evening in about two hours' time,  The loss is estimated at close to  a thousand dollars.  At six o'clock Mr Rascovitch  took his little daughter with him  and went to the station to meet  his wife whom he expected to  return after an absense of a  month.    She did not return.  Policeman Willgoose was walking toward the station shortly  after he had gone on duty and  saw the flames. He went to the  scene and found three men figh-  ing the fire with buckets. He  rushed to the fire hall, but says  when he got there he found the  firemen away to dinner. He  rang .the bell, but used the big  rope . instead of the small one  withjthe result that many persons though it was the church  bell ringing.  As he was ringing the bell the  firemen came dashing in and soon  were! at the scene with their apparatus.  . Before they reached the burning, house, the well the three  men were using had run dry  after fifty or sixty buckets had  been ': drawn. This gave the  flames a ..chance to get great  headway, and made so much heat  that the firemen could not get  very near. J. A. Simpson's face  was scored and so was his hands  in battling with the blaze.  Chief of Police Eggleshaw  gave up his engagement to sing  at the Presbyterian Church anniversary and he raced in a rig  td the'fire, , Some, of the.; furniture had been'removed and he  safely stored it in a shack not  knowing to whom it belonged  until Mr. Rascovitch arrived.  Tlie fire is supposeed to have  ptaarted becanse of an open  fraught. The house was of five  rooms and cost eight* hundred  dollars. With its contents the  house.was <insured for eleven  hundred dollars.  a .  The Tillicum Whist club was  Bell Ringers  Coming Here  Will Be Heard in Central Hall in  Various Musical Acts a Week  From Tomorrow.  A week from tomorrow in Central  Hall will be heard the English Imp��r-  ial Hand Bell Ringers; They will give  vocal solos, duets, quartets glees, humorous songs and sketches, and 'cello  solos.  Those who attend the performance  ought to have an'evening of excellent  entertainment, judged by the newspa-  per notices following:  Spokane, Wash.-A delightful entertainment was given by the Imperial  English Hand Bell Ringers at their initial performance before a Spokane  audience���each number was received  with applause. Perhaps thamost difficult selections of the 'evening were  the overtures, "Masanielo" and "Ital-  iana," and the selection^from. "Ill Tro-;  vatore." The Bell Ringers rendered  the numbers with wonderful technique.  Another feature of the entertainment  proved to be the piccolo and violin solos with the bell: accompaniments.���  Chronicle. Oct. 21, 1912.  Klamath Falls, Ore.-T h e Opera  House was crowded to its utmost capacity last night.. With the ImperialEnglish Bell Ringers as the attraction, the  opening number, of the' Lyceum course  was a tremendons success. Every number received thunderous applause, and  Mr. Giggle and his far-famed Yorkshire  musicians were forced to. respond with  frequent encores. In addition to the  bell numbers, a piccolo solo, with bell  accompaniments, was rendered and encored, and a number of glees were given, the eight voices blending admirably, which so pleased the audience, that  all hands were insistently clapped for  more.-Pioneer Press, Nov.   21,   1911.  J4;?'  li?Z,Z.-> ���  entertained last night in the par  lor of, the Coldwater hotel by  Police Chief Eggleshaw. Mrs.  James Gay won the prize for ladies and Mr. Rounds for gentlemen. The booby prizes went to  Mrs, F. A. Reid and J. E. Walker. Refreshments were served.  The court of revision considering the voters'list met on Tuesday morning and the list as accepted by them contains 280  names or an increase .of. more  than fifty per cent, this advance  being another evidence of the  growthof Merritt.  Mr. Billet, who. has been looking after the interests of McDonald and Gzowsky, contractors, has left Merritt for a visit  to the old country to be gone.un-  il April. He will stop a few days  ten-route at Penticton. ,_...���  There, still is a plank put of  the sidewalk on Quilchena avenue, and the props taken from under that on Coldwater have not  been replaced.  The ladie3   of-  St. : Michael's  Guild will  hold   an apron and  ^cake bazaar in Parish Hall next  Tuesday^  A meeting of those interested  in the Boy Scout movement, will  be held iri the Parish Hall, Merritt, on Wednesday evening the  18th inst. at 7. 30. The Honorary Provincial Secretary of the  movement, the Rev, and Hon. T.  R. Heneage of Victoria, will be  present and address the meeting.  All interested are invited to attend.    ;  Merritt Poolroom Moves  The Merritt poolrooom will be  moved into its new home on  Quilchena avenue tonight and  it will be open fot busniess Sat-  turday. yThe proprietors, Sid  Mearson and Frank Barnes, certainly have an enticing place now,  arid they are jiistifield in expecting to do a big business in that  quiet game and ihcigars, cigar-  etts, tobaccos, soft drinks,  etc.  A. feature of the place is its  blackboard containing the latest  sporting hews.    ^  ..y.,       ���; o "7���y  The city council held a special  meeting on Tuesday evening to  discuss ways and.means to hurry  the power plant to completion.  It was then decided to heat the  fire hall with three radiators. "  It was also decided to give a  room in the city hall to Police  Chief Eggleshaw and Poieman  Willgoose. -'  They began.to.move in to-day.  *;.-.- , o���;   The C. P. R. has taken puick  action in~response fo the request  of the board-of trade that the  company light the station at  night until the city lighting plant  is in .operation. The company  fihished^ihstallihg^iights���there=  this week.   ~~��' '  The old sweet Home restauraut is now  the B. & P. It has been taken over by  Miss Burgess and Miss Forsyth. These  young women have the only white restaurant in town.  The Bachelors' Ball in the  Central Hall last Friday evening  proved an immense success.  There was a surplus, and it was  given to the Nicola Valley General Hospital  l WANTED���A number of men  will be needed to begin work  next week at No. 3 mine of the  Diamond Vale Colleries.  The adjourned annual meeting  of the Nicola Valley Agricultural  and Horticultural Association will  be held in Central Hall on Wednesday. Decemer 18 at 2 p. m.  T. Heslop, Sec.  The B. & F.  Restaurant  Only White One in Town  Call and give us a chance to  serve you with a first-class  meal. Charges only what  sensible people would expect  to pay. /  .  Misses Burgess and Forsyth  Props.  RENT makes the biggest hole in your salary. What have you  to show for the money spent for Rent last year���absolutely  iiothing. How long do you expect to pay rent? There are  some of you married people who have been paying rent for  over two years, and yes you have been paying $10 a month  ���Just imagine $ 120 per year placed right in the other fellows pocket.  NOW HERE MR. RENT PAYER  is an opportunity���Call in to see Harold Greig AT ONCE Because  I  have a propositionthat I willplace before you that you will accept  that is if you know the difference between a dollar and a doughnut.  Ihave one of the finest pieces of residential property in the city of  Merritt tha cannot be duplicated by any person selling Real Estate  in the city of Merritt. One of the best houses ths t will adorn the  city of Merritt is how; und^r construction on this piece of property,  and you Mr. Rent Payer want to know what the name of this oroD-  ertyis.    ITS��� <    ���  F  BTWi     ��� Bi __H ___  I WILL GIVE YOU A SPECIAL DISCOUNT  on a lot in Voaht Reserve, also I will give you Special terms  and fuVther.l wi I make arrangements for you for your lun>  btv foTyohr cottS?^ I WANT Voght Reserve built up wrth  homVs and cottaaes and further want people who are paying  renTto make monev--Not to J^e it^^can hear^Uhe;  streets in Merritt is GREIG and VOGHT RESERVE. CONSULT AT  ONCE���  . .-*���-.. .JSB^^h^x^i  ^Srlc:  Real Estae and Financial Broker  s_v :���  %mx ������:���;


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