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 A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year is the Wish of the Nicola Val^^yy��Sl^ of it  ribers  _��� -Let  X...:..,- "jpt&ei  Vol. 3, No  ��d  MERRITT, B.C., DECEMBER 20,  1912  Price 5 Cents  Buys Rifle; in  Kamloops  W  ��*,  John Findley Land*;in-City Jai  . Within Couple of Hours  After Purchase.  John Sanders Avers  Tried to Shoot Him  Policeman" Willgoose   Goes to the Rescue, and Weapon is Jammed.  "John Findley bought a rifle at  Kennedy's second hand store at  six o'clock on Wednesday evening, and within two.hours he was  locked up in the city jail and  today he was taken to Kamloops  to await trial.  The only explanation he gave  was that he purchased the weapon to go hunting with; that he  determined to shoot at anything  to see how it" would work and  that he was firing at a stump. .  He was ���; arrested on the complaint of John Sanders who lives  in a shack on Greig street, and  who is under $300 bonds to appear as a witness.  Chief Eggleshaw tells the story  of the trouble. It seems that  Sanders and Findley met in a hotel barrom in the morning. Sanders went to his shack - and prepared a meal. In response to a  knock on the door he called out,  \'Come in," and Findley entered.  ^ Sanders figured that Findley  had followed him,'but asked him  .to have something toeat. ; Find-  ., ley ' began- to" be*; abusive^ ^lifcV  ���'' started -to- upset the- furniture,-  knocking over the'stove. -.,_.  < Sanders threw Findley out of  the shack.  IA moment afterward two shots  came through the window of the  shack Findley had no rifle on  entering rhe shack. Sanders  rushed out, Findley ran and disappeared in the woods.  : Sanders went looking for the  police, and found Policeman Willgoose^ at Quilchena avenue and  Voght street.  1 This was at half past seven o'  clock. The' moon was shining.  They v/enjt to the cabin, and  -while___therejwere standing there  two shots came whistling along.  They looked toward the woods  and saw Findley standing behind  a tree. They noticed he was  having trouble withS the rifle.  It would not fire.  . Sanders ran toward Findley  who pointed the weapon ut him.  It would not discharge and Sand-  grabbed it.  Willgoose ran around tho tree  and caught Findley from beh'uul  overpowed him and took the rifle.  *'��� At the jail Findley was.search-  ed by Chief Eggleshaw who  found four cartridges on him,  tie examined the rifle and found  a cartridge jammed in it. The  chief learned that Findley had  bought ten cartridges.  Findley was ���. taken before  Magistrate J. S. Morgan yesterday and warned that any thing  he said would be used against  him, but he made the explanation already given. He had not  been drinking judged by appearances.  On the    statements   of   the  chief, Findley was held for trial  and Policeman WJllgoose was  ordered to take him, to Kamloops  today. He probably will not be  tried before May unless the judge  sitting on the next county bench  decides that his court is of competent jurisdiction and Findley  is willing to do without a jury to  get a speedy, trial.  Findley had been a section hand  onJhe C. P. R . He is; under  thirty years of age and does not  speak the English language very  well, being a Finlander. It developed at the hearing that  Sanders was in Kennedy's buying a wash bowl when he saw  Findley for the second time. Findley asked him to tell him what  sort of a gun to buy and Sanders  said he should suit himself. It  also developed that after leaving  Kennedy's he frightened a couple  of men crossing the railway  tracks by pointing the rifle at  them.  The last of the pipe for the  city waterworks system is soon  to be laid. A force of men has  been put to work digging the  trenches in Quilchena avenue.  Five Accept  for Council  D. Munro, J. P. Boyd, J.A. Menzies, Dr. Tutill, and George ���  Irvine Will Run    -  Committee Report  to Board of Trade  A.Gordon. A.Jackson. G.Devonshir:, G.  Gemmill,Dr.Ranki��e,I.Eastwc c d won't  There was a special meeting  of the board of trade last night,  and-'the attendance. was " large.  The report bf the committee ap.-  pointed to inteyview.the business  \men-affd" s^ect \;tfie_/best "hMnes  possible to run for alderman during the coming year, was read,  The committee which consisted'  of A.-W. Strickland, L. R. Leyrer.  A. N. B. Rogers, the Rev. J. A.  Petrie, and G. B. Armstrong, reported through Chairman Strickland that it had endeavored to  see eleven men, who were eligible and had seen all but Alexander. Gordon, and it was understood that he would refuse to  run. The others who refused  were A. Jackson, G. Devonshire,'  George Gemmill, Dr. Rankine  and I. Eastwood. Those who  agreed to run were Dan Munro,  J. P. Boyd, J. A. Menzies. Dr.  GrHrTutiliyand=George==Irviner  It was explained that Mr. Irvine  was willing to run if Mr. Gordon  would not. The committee was  discharged after their report had  been read and accepted. The  work of the committee Mid not  cleiir the situation very much for  with the exooption of Mr. Munro  all the others were mentioned by  l.ho newspapers as apparently  i lie popular choices, although  some were not well received at  that. The original list contained  the names of A. B. Howes and  William Sherwood. It is understood that Mr. Sherwood announced some time ago that he  would not run. Mr. Ho Wi Bis  spoken of as a possibility for the  position of engineer at the new  power house, y.11 that can be  said about the action of the  board of trade is that it made no  attempt to dictate, and the report- of its committee simply  stated that certain men had been  seen and that certain men would  run and that certain would not.  As a sort of postscript, the report said that some excellent  men thought to be eligible were  found not to be.  Constable Cahilty has taken  Albert Cvar to Kamloops to serve  six months for breaking into  Bethertons store at Aspen Grove  on Sunday and stealing a.pair of  rubbers. He was sentenced by  Magistrate Rolfe of Nicola.  A. W. STRICKLAND  der tb.r.escind* .the!.,  and he asked the mayor if it were' in  order. Aid. Irvine said that Ihe was in  favor of moving Spring street, but  that there was rib occasion for the alley and he did not mind it being closed,  but he repeated that a grave principle  (was involved in the closing' of the  street. Aid. Gordon took occasion to  explain that he did not think the action  taken by the council at the previous  meeting was final. Mayor" Reid  asked for a map of the city and after  looking at it he said that the alley  could not be given away if not the avenue and Aid. Jackson agreed with him  Mr. Irvine then ���������* said they should not  give the alley away either, and that he  was "against giving away an inch of  the public domain.'' ,  At this point City Clerk Priest read  from the municipal clauses act showing  how themaycir could veto the resolut-  ion-and al36how^the_^couhcil__^c_ould^re-  consider it.  The mayor did not want to take advantage of the law and veto . the resolutions, but explained that there'ought  be given notice of motion if the council  wanted to rescind the original resolution. He said he was not referring to  this case, regarding which there seemed  to be unanimous opinion, but he did not  want to make a precedent for the future and explained that at some future  time, if there were: no notice of motion  a res oulution might be rescinded when  the mover of it was absent.  Mr. Priest read the law to the mayor  again, but the mayor held out for a  notice of motion and it was drawn up  by Mr. Priest and passed, and then a  resolution was carried deferring action  on the motion to reconsider until the  next meeting on the motion and second  of Aid. John and Aid. Gordon.  Council Plans  to Reconsider  May Reverse Action Closing Up  Mamette Avenue to the Riv-  :���.. er from Spring Street,       y  Alderman Irvine is  ������t\  Cause ot Decision  Thinks Great Principle Violated in GivV  ing the Property Away. y ^  Under the head of new business, Aid.  Irvine at the meeting of the city council on Monday evening said he wanted  to say something about the giving  away of street privileges, and he referred to the consent. given by the  council to the closing of Mamette avenue and an alley, both closed from the  new Spring streat, fifty feet east of  the present location, to the river. He  said that the council in consenting to  the closing of. Mamette avenue had  made a great mistake, or, at least he  felt that he had, but he declared that  he did not believe that a man who never made a mistake amounted to much.  He said that the action had been taken  without sufficient consideration arid  that the council had adopted an expediency and given up a principle. He  thought that moving Spring street was  all right, but the giving away of '-a  street end was a big mistake. He explained that he had not gone half way  home the night of the last council meeting, when he felt that a great principle  had been violated, and he had not been  in good humor with himself since. .He  s?id that then he made up his mind !to  take' it up with the council, but later  he read a criticism of the action that  put enough devil in him to want let": it  go as it had been decided, but hejcou.d  not finally make up his mind toilet ^the.  action stand." ->v^  Aid. John said that it wonld be,_n.or;Ja" -��?*-��"�����������-     ����*�������=��   w-* .,���  ^resolution ^itedr^jnitt^ behmd it,,and*drooped and.  He has beeri-re-elected president of  the; Nicola Valley Agricultural and  Hbrticul tural Association.  Boy Scouts Will  be Revived Here  Strickland and Rogers are  Made Leading Officers of  Agricultural Association  Their Good Work in the Past Year is   Recognized  and   Rewarded  at the Annual Gathering When Also Those Directors Who  Showed no Interest in the Meetings Were  Left   Off  The New Board.  Better Organization Hoped  Through Work and Publicity  r, ������������������������_������  Committee, Which May. be Aided by the Ladies, Appointed  to   Revise the  Prize List With theJObject of Bringing Out More Exhibits, and Another  Named to Select Place for Next Show.  The Honorary Provincial  tary of the Movement  Merritt Visit.  Secre-  Pays  Committae  Takes Up  Pushing the Scheme  ���hi     ���  ���������  This City Had. the Distinction of Being  One ��� of; First to _ Organize.  The.Boy Scouts are to be revived in  Merritt." Originally thisjeity had the  distiction to be one of the first in the  province where the movement became  an'^organization.     But there   was no  Montreal Bank      >  About to Move  The Bank of Montreal will begin doing business in its new  building at Quiichena avenue and  Garcia street on Monnay morn- {  ing. It will move from its old  quarters tomorrow.- ~  The new building is a handsome structure, and the interior  contains all the most modern  bank fittings and conveniences.  As soon as the light and water systems are completed, it-will  be strictly up-to-date in every  respect.  died.  On Wednesday a meetingof those interested in the movement was held in  the Parish hall and the Honorable Provincial Secretary of the movement, the  Rev. and Hon.-T. R. Heneage of Victoria,-was present and addressed the  meeting on the general principles of  the  association.  A committee was formed consisting  of the Rev. J. A. Petrie, chairman; the  Rev. C. F. Connor, W. R. Langstaff,  W. Heslop, and G. M. Brash, to endeavor to bring about a new organization. " z ...���,-..-���  Mr Heneage interviewed the boys at  the school and found them enthusiastic, If the citizena show any where  ntar as much interest the movement is  certain to succeed.  At the meeting Mr Heneage explained that the movement was not military  or political, but meant the development  of. good"=citizerishi p^among^boys^by1  forming their character���training them  iri habits of observation, obedience and  self-reliance���inculcating loyalty and  thoughtfulness for others and teaching  them services useful to the public and  handicrafts useful to themselves. The  Chief Scout is the Governer General,  thc Duke of Connaught; Chief Scout of  the province is the Lieutenant Governor  T. T. Patterson; and the district commissioner is Lieutenant Colonel J. A.  Hall, Mr. Heneage is assistant commissioner.  The Tenderfoot is the first step in  becoming a boy scout. To become a  scout a boy must be between the ages  of eleven and eighteen.  lie must satisfy his scoutmaster that  he knows the scout law, signs and salute; the composition of the Union Jack  and the right way to it; and| the following knots���reef, sheet bend, clove  hitch, bowline, fisherman's and sheepshank,  "���;-J_.      ���'���' ���o���'��� ���  Fred Reid is offering $40 in  gold as a prize to three boys or  girls bringing him the largest a-  mount of f ree gift tickets at 3  P. M. on Saturday, December 28.  Any boy or girl who has not as  yet entered the contest had better see Fred at once as he will  explain how to get tickets very  fast.   _ o-���-  .  The crew on the Kettle Valley  railroad which has been in Merritt in charge of Conductor James  Netherton has been sent to Penticton.  OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS OF  AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION  Honorary Presidents���the Hon. Sir Richard McBride, premier; the . Hon.  Martin Burrell, M. P.  Honorary   Vice   Presidents���Alexander   Lucas, M, P. P.; J. B, Graves,'  T. J. Smith.    ��� ' ".  President���A. W. Strickland; first   vice   president,   H. H.   Matthews;  second vice president, H. S, Cleasby; treasurer, A. N. B. Rogers."  Directors���Archie Jackson, Merritt; J. W. Ellis, Merrit; Captain Tyrier,  Lower Nicola; James Smith, Lower" Nicola; E. A. Collett,. Lower ���  Nicola; J. Manning, Dot; D. Dodding, Lower Nicola; E..A. Wilkinson, Beaver Ranch', (Quilchena); F. W. Jackson, Nicola; S. Kirby,  Nicola; R. L. Clark, Nicola; R. M. Woodward, Lower Nicola; J. H.  Collett,. Merritt; W. B. Jackson, Lower Nicola, R. Whittaker, Low-  er'Nicola.  The third annual meeting of  the Nicola Valley Agricultural  and Horticultural, Association  was held on Wednesday afternoon in the council chamber of  of the city hall with President  A, W. .Strickland- in the chair.'  After the minutes of the last  meeting^had been read and adop-.  ted."a letter"was read'"affd~a(��~  cepted from Judge F. D: Nicholson of the Garden Ranch at Salmon Arm. Judge Nicholson is a  grower of applesand other fruits  without irrigation. He wrote in  regard to instructions for the  betterment of the vegetable and  fruit section at the annnal exhibition,    His ietter follows:  Dear Mr. Strickland : I must not  let any -more time go past before I  write to thank you and ; the other directors of your agricultural association  for the kind way in which you treated  me on the occasion of my visit to your  city as one'of the judges for your exhibition.    ;  I only hope it will be my luck to be  sent your way another year.  I have been asked to furnish a report  to"the=departmenWo��^agriculture_and_  to make suggestions as to fnture improvements and will give some to you  which I trust you will accept in the  spirit it is meant, i. e. a desire to improve your show in the future.  In the first place, your director in  charge of the fruit and vegetable divisions, who, if at all posaible, should  not be an exhibitor, ought to. be on  hand when the ownersj exhibits  come in to see that exhibitors attach  their cards to each article and place  them in the proper place. It took Mr.  Woodward and myself over one hour to  sort out the exhibits and in many cases  tag them.  Your vegetables were very fine and  this part should only take a little working at to get a large, entry. Field products disappointing, seeing that you  are in such a fine stock district.  Fruit Division���class 1, 2, 3 and 4  should have the number of apples  specified of each variety. This is  usually five.of each. . You should stick  to the box- exhibit, and from what I  could see I should think a class for one  box Wealthy apeles local grown ought,  to bring out some entries.  Again thanking you for your personal kindness and with all good wishes  for your future success as an association, I am;  Yours sincerely,  j �� ;. '��� F. D. NICHOLSON.  Salmon-Arm, Oct. 19, 1912.  Next- a letter was read from the  agriculture department at Victoria for  the appointment of a delegate to the  fall fairs. W. B. Jackson of Lower  Nicola, wes named.  The report of the committee  on  the  agricultural act was laid over until the  return of the delegate from:Victoria.  The report of Treasurer- "��� Archie  Jackson, was returned to be .itemized,  and when audited by Messrs. Strickland and Cleasby, is. to be 'considered  as adopted by'the association.  _ The advertising ' committee consisting'of Msssrs. Strickland and Rogers  was- thanked on the motion of tMr.  Cleasby. ..'..-���  y When it.cameJ;o Mr.. Strickland to.  put the motion he halted and seemed  confused, but Mr. Cleasby "arose to the  occasion and put the question and remained as chairman of the meeting-un-  til after both Messrs'.' Strickland ' andv  Rogers  had made responses."   ;  Mr. Strickland said that' he* offered  to let the newspapers in on tha advertising, but they were afraid of loss and  he end Mr. Rogers went ahead with  the result that they made money. He  said now that he and Mr. Rogers were  in danger of having to quit the banking .business, for when 'their ; success  as advertisement getters-became public he was sure that .the newspapers  would insist upon employing .them.-  Mr. Rogers said he was greatful for  the kind expressions, and simply had  to say that he and Mr. Strickland had  done the best they could and were  pleased when they were rewarded with  success. >������,.  ^^Before_the_hohQrary__officersJhadJ)een__  elected ���they aU were nominated by  Mr. Cleasby��� Mr. Strickland riiade  his speech as the retiring president.  He said that he could . not help saying  that the year in his opinion had been a  disapeinting and a discouraging one  for the association. He said that instead of having gone ahead it had gone  back if anything. He blamed the lack  of interest of the people of the district  for this. He also placed some of the  trouble on the shoulders of members  and directors who did not show enthus-  asm and who did not attend meetings.  He said that the newspapers could do a  great deal if they would to arouse the  people, but never until this meeting  had a representative of the press been  present and he said he was thankful  to the Nicola Valley News for having  sent a man and added that the other  paper ought to have sent one, too..  He suggested that > "the . newspapers  print good reports of the meetings  and that the people should somehow be  made to understand that there is no  society to be of so much influence as an  agricultural association if it be properly supported. He hoped that the next  board of directors would take ja lively  interest in the association and: thanked  those who had worked hard and been  faithful in the last year. Under present conditions he said there was no  use figuring on buying grounds for the  association. -\    p  When nominations were called for  president,.Mr. Matthews immediately  named Mr, Strickland and Mrl; Rogers  was quick with his second. Mr. Clark  moved that nominations be closed, and  then  Secretary  Heslop informed  Mr,  Continued on Last Page --?--!���  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday,1 December 20. T9l2  THE    PEOPLE  COME    FIRST  The Nicola Valley News deems  it advisable to tell the public  something more of the plans and  policies upon which it hopes to  receive the support of this cdm-  munity-by earning and deserviug  it. The News is a newspaper  whith a firm adherence to those  ideals of impersonality, public  service, and all-round square  dealing which are the bedrock  upon which all honest and permanent newspaper success must  rest.  The News is not a by-product  of any interest, but let it be understood now that it isn't necessary that such a newspaper,  should lack convictions. It even  isn't necessary that it should  lack partisanship; but its principles and the people must come  first and all else afterward.  The course of this newspaper is  based on honest convictions and  well-considered principles which  it pursues regardless of the effect upon any selfish interest.  Tc acknowledges no allegiance to  any interest, but approves good  principles wherever found, and  strives to advance the best interests of the whole people.  The newspaper is a quasi-public institution, and no newspaper  carl achieve permanent success  without the confidence and the  respect of the public, and to have  these it must be honest and independent in every possible sense  of the words.  The News is taking no .high  and mighty attitude in this respect. Its not wholly unselfish,  because it realizes that the best  interests of an honest newspaper  lie in the most conscientious,-  and most inflexible service to the  people. "This is not only good  ethices, but it is good business.  Conscience is jnst as essential to  a newspaper to an individual,  and when there ceases to be conscience behind a newspaper, its  readers instantly find it out, and  administer their punishment.  The News believes in a progressive policy. To do otherwise  would be to discount the enterprise, the intelligence and the  enthusiasm of most of the men  and women here who have made  Merritt what it is. While it is  for progrespivness, it reserves  the right to criticise and oppose  among those who stand on the  same platform, and to fight principles or individuals that threaten  ill to the common welfare.  It will insist upon freedom and  exercise the right of supporting  the men and measure believed to  be inimical to popular well-being.  The News, will have no government for privileged interests.  It will be quick to discover those  who want to lead for their personal benefit and those who want  to act for the common benefit.  Greed shall not dominate,  The News believes absolutely  in popular government here-the  rule of the poeple. It does not  believe in machine politics which  would create bosses by dividing  the east side against the west  side, or. making the people the  pawns of some for personal profit. It does not believe in "divide and conquer." There can be  no co-ordinated development under such conditions, and the  News, is going to hammer at the  people untill they learn that the  prosperity of one'section cannot  be built up to the hurt of another, that their interests are common and that all must share in  the development of this city by  working together that the whole  valley reap the benefits of its immeasurable wealth in farming,  fruit lands, and its minerals and  forests, and all the, latent resources, the'., development of  which will spell prosperity and  progress to every resident of the  valley.  The News will advocate any  honest proposition which makes  for unity and development. It  will not stand for control, by.a  select few.    The control must be  with  the poeple ^where    it belongs.  The News believes thoroughly  in the application of business  principles to the administration  of public affairs and will stand  for that which is best adapted  for providing the essentials of  publicity and responsibility. It  will oppose starchamber meetings and the effort by any one  to usurp functions not belonging  to his office.  Public officials must perform  their duties with an eye single  to the public service. Where  the interest of the poeple is kept  awake, good work will result.  The spirit of the people mnst be  carried out by the public officials.  If this be done it will be possible  in the light of publicity and in  the responsibility of power to  have an- equitable adjustment  of all propositions,  The News stands for the development of this city, and, therefore, stands for the promotion  of industrial enterprise, first supporting the great industries  which are already here by extending their markets and their  facilities as much as lies within  it capabilities and next by attracting hew capital and industries to Merritt by advocating  those projects which will development the valley.  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 Myrenof Otter  Valley. B. C, occupation rancher, intends to ar-  ply for permission to purchase the following: described land:- ......  Commencing at.a post planted 20 chains North  of the South East 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.  LAND ACT  Yale Land District. Du! rict of Yale  Take notice that Mary Ellen Campbell 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 Stati s Boundary  line Southwest corner; thence East 80  chains along boundury line Southeast  corner; thence North 40 ch:iins; thence  West 80 chains to place of beginning,  containing 320 acree, more or less.  MARY ELLEN CAMPBELL  "John Kenneth Cam] bell, Agent.  Dated November 30, 1912.       44-9  Establshed  1817. Head Qffce    Mpntreal  Capital - - -        $16,000,000.00  Reserve and Undivided Profits       $16,855,185.36  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  A   GENERAL    BANKING   BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  BRANCHES IN. NICOLA VALLEY  MERRITT NICOI.A  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open on Tuesdays and Fridays only.  The members of the council,  began to do the proper thing���a-  rise and address the mayor when  they had anything to say.  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,  tp pay/  . ":....  Misses Burgess, and Forsyth  .  Props.- -y.  LAND ACT  Yale Land District.       District of Yale  Take notice that John Love of Vancouver, occupation Drugcist, intends  to apply for permission to imrchase the  following described lands:  Commencing ata post planted at the  Northwest corner North of Brown  Creek, about two and .thr-e-fourths  miles East of Chilliwack Lnke, Biitish  Columbia; thence South 40 chains to  the British Columbia andlLiited States  boundaro line the Southwest corner;  thence East along boundary lina 40  chains Southeast.corner; thenee 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,  . :    .       . . Agent.  -  Dateed November 30th, 1&12.'   44-6  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.  TRY  Feed Store  We wish to inform you that we have now in  stock at A. J. Coutlee's old stand, Baled Hay,  Whole and Crushed'Oats, Wheat, Wheat: and  Barley Chop, Bran and Shorts, Scratch Food,  Ground Shell and Meatmeal.    Right for Cash.  Brick, Lime, Cement and Plaster  O. K. TRANSFER COMPANY  Nearer, stea^  voice of many vibrating chimes will greet with those glad notes first heard by the shepherds on ^the Wis ^  ^usan^^ to men." You will pre pare for that day many gifts with which  to greetnew friends and to assure the old they are not forgotten.    Thos, gifts   should be! chosen with  care,  I  8  Necklets  Handsomely designed in either gold or gold filled.  Brooches  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  tb   suit the  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 man always appreciates  Here   May    be    Found   Suitable  Gifts for Both Men and Women  Jewel Cases  In   either  large or   small sizes, either in gold or Ivory  finish. i  Cigarette Cases  We have a  few of the  latest  styles.    What beiler 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 quality, purchase one of our  Sterling Silver Frames. -.--,'  Bedroom Clocks  We have the swellest assortment of small clocks in Old  Ivory and gilt frames.  A Watch  v    Our assortment of Watches offers the buyer   an   oppor-  ���:'-       tunity to select just the Watch that may be required.  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.  MERRITT'S  GIFT   STORE  JEWELERS  & OPTICIANS  19 Zi  F&iDAY, Decemberl3, 1912.  JTHE, NICpLA^yALLEY  NEWS  DRUGGIST  Medicines  Sundries  Stationery  Tobaccos  Magazines  Lending Library  Head Office:  101 Pacific Building,  Vancouver, B. C  Mines Office  Merritt, B. C.  P.O.Box 17  THE  Miners and Shippers of High Grade Coals for  Steam and Domestic Use.  Screened-Goal Delivered Locally at Usual Rates, C. O..D.  Phone 9a,"or leave orders atG. B. Armstrong's store.  lie School  News of City  Only Two More Pupils Required  to Secure High School De-  1      partment for   Merritt  ��� t.  ! There are now in Aterritt eight  high school pupils, graduates of  Merritt public school. Only two  more are required to secure a  high school department. In  connection with this it can be  said a good number of pupils who  where prospective entrants have  quit. It is felt that sometimes  there are good and sufficient  reasons for .'this action ..on the  part of-the pupils, but in many  cases it is the old trouble of  "knowing more than the teacher." A fair trial of this school  will give results which will compare favorably with those of any  other sshool. ���  - ���' j  There are 230 pupils enrolled  and.the prosects for a further increase are splendid.   There are  five teachers and Inspector McKenzie. on his last visit,.��� recommended a sixth.    He was pleased with the splendid progress of  the Merritt school.  : The  accommodation with the  exception of the heating:. apparatus is fine, but -the -new. heater  ordered by the  department   of  public works, has arrived..   The  school has  an excellent., janitor  who takes a. pride  in his work  and receives the best of praise  from the teachers.  XMAS  for the  Newv Year  own photq'on theiri.  Folders n new styles at  ety of prices.  Postcards   of  yourself,  group or yourself. ."  C. F. Hooper  OPPOSITE SCHOOL  ' ANDREW McGORAN.'lProprietor !  Tiyo car loadsof Cedar Fence Posts  and Pickets.  FECI ALLY LO WPRICE.  Local News  ; You will miss a musicaltreat  if you do not attend the Imperial English Bell Ringer's concert  in Central Hall tomorrow night.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  Andrew Hoggan has been receiving lumber all the week; and  soon will be going on again with  his new hotel. ''"      "-  -�� ..  NEW YORK CAF E  VOGHT STREET  E. B. Smythe has left -the  Merritt Ibranch of the Bank of  Montreal to become accountant  in the Spokane branch.  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  b'e   leased  for   a  term  of twenty-one  years  at  an   annual rental  of  $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,660 acres will be  leased to one applicant.  : Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the ' district in,which  the rights applied for are situated.  : In surveyed territory the  land mus  be described by sections, or legal sub  divisions 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 mayibe  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. I  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.  WING ING,  Proprietor.  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  of the next best.  t  !- Look out for the- English Bell  Ringers concert in Central Hall  on Saturday evening. Reserve  your seats now:-  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.  '   .      *     I  STORE  McDonald Block      Quilchena Avenue.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the   Interior  N. B.���Unauthorised ���publication  of  this advertisement will notlbe paid "for.  _�����.  The building of the extension  to the barroom pf ��� the Coldwater  hotel has been done in the same  rapid manner as the erection ot  the annex.  Dr. de Van's Fcmal* PHIi  A reliabls French regulator; never fails. Thesa  piUs arc exceedingly powerful la J<*ulatlM th.  Sinaratlve portion of the female system.1 KMUse  iWAIE  I  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPEB  (C0UNTRY-JU8T OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Thomas Baxter was arrested  for using abusive language^ in  the street, and he pleaded guilty  and was fined five dollars and  costs by Police Magistrate J. S,  Morgan.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B. C.  The choicest of Beef, mutton, etc., always on hand,  : Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables:  T. HESLOP, Prop  The English Bell Ringers have  delighted their audiences in  every city. Don't fail to hear  them at Central Hall, Saturday  evening, December 21.  ST'  V^������� I��fli.iftiice_^_foT^  Concrete Roads  II,, MclNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  The Merritt Pool Room has  moved into its new home on  Quilchena avenue and has been  crowded from the start. The  proprietors, Sid Mearon and  Frank Barnes, are confident of  doing a big business in the game,  and in cigars, cigarettes, tobacr  cos and soft drinks.  Ifryoii want a gentlemen's Cigar  go to the -  BRUNSWICK.  in stock  THE "LE PREFERENCE" (Ton mlnuteB in Havana).   La Flor Do VallenB.    .savannah.  *   ��� Our Dick. Etc.  U you like a mild cigar try tho "Bobby Burna".   ABk the doctor.  .; Tbe Rev. C. F. Connor has  been appearing in the garb of a  carpenter and builder. He has  been busy doing his part in  erecting an extension to the  Methodist church of which he is  pastor. The extension is 18 by  24 feet at the rear of the church  and will be used as a club and  reading room for the young men.  There's no need to point  out the advantages of  good roads.  It used to be that there was litde choice.  Macadam for the country and smaller cities was  the only material used. Then, twenty years  ago concrete was introduced. And for these  twenty years concrete has been proving  itself. ���  It is now acknowledged to be one of tne  best known materials for roads or for street  pavements���to be as far superior to ordinary  macadam as macadam is superior to sand.  Estimating the Go��t.  It is not the first cost of a road that determines if s'real cost; nor is it the first six months  of service that determines whether- if s a good  road or a poor one. w  The only sure way to find out what a road  has cost, is to add to the .fast cost all that is  spent for repairs in fifteen or twenty years.  Now, that* s where , concrete roads win  every argument���^their first?costsis practically  their only cost; they require littlctwoio upkeep  cost.  The kind of good road,  however, is another  matter.  v.����.     Concrete,   instead  of   needing  repair,  actually becomes stronger with age.  How You Can Help.  You can help your community to come to  a wise decision the next time the question of  roads comes up.!    Your influence will  be  a.  factor in providing yourself and your neighbors ���.  with thoroughly satisfactory highways.  We wish to convince you first���wc know  that when you are "backed up" with facts  which we will gladly furnish you, you will be  able to convince your neighbors.  Make it your business to get these facts.     .  We have a  special department which will      /  not only give you the facts, but will also        f/-  . supply valuable assistance to any com-      ^  munity desiring to   build  concrete       ,     ^^  roads. '  Ask for  ^Literature ''  ���coupon.  "Good  or - use  Roads  the  send me  ' the   facts  about concrete  highways.  Address���Good RoqdsDepartment,  Canada! G^ment Company, Ltd., Montreal THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, December 20, 1912  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in  Six months $1.00  advance  P. W. HARTING,  J. W. ELLIS,  Editor  Manager  Ome dollar per inch per month f��r regular advertising-. Land and water notices $7.00 for 60  days.   $6.00 for SC days.  Classified advertising "10 words''for 25 cents  ���xtra words 2 cents.  Speciul rates  Tertiainjr.  furnished for .large contract ad  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt. E  Phone 25.  THE   AGRICULTURAL  FAIR  At the annual meeting of the  Nicola Val)ey Agriculturnl and  Horticultural Association this  week Mr. Cleasby said that he  hoped the next show would do  justice to the live stock exhibit  and Mr. Matthews advised that  the people not forget the importance of the live stock industry.  Of course, both are right.  The live stock industry  should be well taken care of.  When'leadership is good it ought  to be followed. We are in a day  of specialization and the guidance of the specialist is worth  while. In the midst of our personal concerns none of us can see  the whole horizon. It is:in this  that there is reason for public  leadership and reason in following the leaders.  Messrs,. Matthewsand Cleasby  have studied the situation, measured the significance and effects  of the live stock exhibit and certainly could determine what was  to be done in  a  campaign  for-  that enterprise.    The public who  are preoccupied with other affairs  have not yet seized upon the importance, of the agricultural show  and also the live stock  exhibit  with the same degree of appreciation as is the case with Messrs.  Cleasby, Matthews,   Strickland,  Rogers,   and others. ��� They  tell  us that it is ah occasion of mon-  ent.    They insist that it is  an  activity of vast usefulness to the  Nicola Valley.    They urge that  it is of tremendous significance  to this district.     They  are  so  completely convinced that great  good for Merritt and the  valley  hinges upon its success and consequent perpetuation, that, judged by their remarks at the meeting, they have determined to sacrifice personal convenience and  personal   time in  endeavor for  the coming show     It is an  incident to" give  pause to reflecting  citizens.   . It is an episode to cause  us all to wonder if we, too, ought  not to lend effort to the enter-  are led.    The coming fair and  live stock show  is the starting  point in the process.    Itis   the  time for  a beginning point in  starting the wheels  of progress  to revolve.    It is the hour and  place in which   to   begin   educative propaganda in behalf of  the proj ected industry.   It is the  place to  spread   the   gospel   of  profitible live   stock   by object  lesson.    It is the focal point in a  movement that directly interests  every resident of Merritt and the  Nicola   valley.     Every    person  should respond to the suggestions  of the   gentlemen  named  and others like them, and bear a  hand in carrying out their plans.  It is an enterprise in which no  blunder can be made except by  inactivity "and inattention.    The  city council of   Merritt   should  hold a joint meeting with the  agricultural association and help  push the coming fair.  and as well educated as those  who expect that they ought to be  looked up to, who expect that  what they say should be heeded,  although they do not stand for  the impressiveness truth being  made known to all at all times.  This business of improving upon  the force of truth will not get an  individualor a city very far a-  long to  betterment.  WHO MAKES A GOOD MERRITTAN  He  makes a   good Merrittan  prise.     V;  Now as to live stock exhibit  the story of live   stock  districts  is a story of thrift.    The wealth  created by intelligent stock raising is a tale the half  of which  never will be told.    There are  now flourishing cities where once  there  were   barren  plains  and  human unthrift. There are great  banks and bank accounts where  before there were poverty and  unrequited toil.    There are now  auotmobiles and splendid homes  where   before . were   disapoint-  ment     and       discouragement.  There are great packing centers  that are a literal empire   of finance, where . before there were  log cabins and cheerless outlook.  The transformation is one of the I day may in a  a  who has the best interests of  Merritt at heart whether he be  a professional man who has been  here a year or a well-digger who  has been here a week. It is his  purpose that makes the Merrittan, not the length of time he has  been here; it is a truthful statement, not diplomatic secrecy as  to the condition of affairs, that  will help along this city.  A man does not have to live in  a place a certain length of. time  to know certain" fundamental  truths if he learned them somewhere else. The truth is the  same every place. It is only .by  preaching the truth that the  world gets.along. Begin hiding  the truth because you do "hot  want to hurt any: one's feelings  or because you believe in on e  treatment for a favorite and another for a stranger, and you'll  be starting your community going backwards. ,  A man who comes to Merritt  with the intention of making'.it his  home and the determination- not  to keep his eyes shut to what is  going on that should not be,   is  a good Merrittan.   The fact that  people   may    not    have    been  used to such strai ght forwardness is no reason why they should  not get used to it to their advantage.    The truth may hurt,   but  it will cure in time and make for  better conditions and more happiness in $he f utnre.  Every man is as good as any  other man and any where he  puts out the best in him, and the  man who has the least in him is  better than the man who has  most, if he gives forth all all he  has and the smarter man   does  not.  "^1All^cafiirot"be=th"e=favorites=ofr  fortune, but all can have the power of the inspiration of honest  purpose. When a man has that  his length of residence is what  counts the least upon what he is  willing to do for the future;  when he has that, he will be a useful man. Merritt has no room  for useless people, people who  won't help to take the bull by  the horns.  This is a place where very few  who possess talent or capacity  with the essentials of honest, not  secretive,       character, will  not succeed.   The city must not  be mis-represented.     One' man  can be as good as another in his  | purpose, for a well digger of to-  few years be the  THE PEOPLE'S DUTY  When Moses called upon his  sides to hold up his hands that  his army might be victorious, he  handed down to the world a treasure of precedent that finds apt  expression in daily affairs.  Especially is this true under a  representative form of government. -  It has been evidenced more  through its non-application than  in the strict adherencto its principles.  An effective reprsentative, be  he dominion,' provincial or municipal, is one who receives the  support of the. public. This expression calls for something more  than applause. It calls for cooperation.  It is hoped that next year Merritt wilt have a hummer of a city  council, but if it does not, it will  be easy to pick-flaws if the whole  matter of legislation is lef t to the  judgement of the legislators.  He must be a man of more than  ordinary judgment, in fact one  capable of thinking and acting,  for hi?" constituents as well as  molding .their opinions on any  given subject, ..that .can secure  the enactment of a measure that  will not evoke criticism.  It is a failure of., the average  citizen to participate in the deliberations of a city council that  is resultant of: so " many adverse  opinions of councilmen, as well  as opening the way for suspicion  as to the motive that prompt certain acts.        ' .  Being only, human it is natural, when left to his own inclinations for an ordinary councilman to hurry through a matter  rather than, gain the reputation  of an obstructionist. ' ':. ./���---?'���.  The most satisfactory and effective legislation is that which  is secured by the co-operation of  the public when it lends its countenance to councilmanic deliberations and voices its sentiments  on the floor of the Council Chamber.  A man will watch a small item  of expense and devote long hours  of labor to saving a small a-  ccount, when he will allow interests that involve fortunes to  be entrusted entirely to the judge  ment of-a small group of men.  If they hit upon the right thing,  they receive applause. If they  eW'tKeT=Sre==the===target==for=cal-  umny and mistrust.  It is necessary for the public  to show an interest in the deliberations of the city council  by attending the sessions and  giving expressions to its ideas in  order that the greatest measure  of good ynd the minimum of  error is gained'.       y  It is by holding up the hands  of the councilmen . next year  that Merritt will receive work  that will redound to its benefit.  This duty is devolvent on every  citizen, be a man of means or a  toiler in.the ranks of labor.  ing looks so well arid does so  much for a town as a local paper  that is filled with,, ads by the  home merchants.  Of course, you cannot always  find busiuess men so loyal to  their city that they .will advertise  in the home paper whether they  figure it pays them or not, but  when they announce that  they believe in helping the  home papers, but will advertise  in the inferior one simply because they do not like some one  connected with the other, is  simply biting off thie r nose to  spite in their faces, ."] hese men  should not talk one way and act  another. 0..-.  Deeds, not words nre what  count for the home paper and  for the business man, too.  events   in world    annals.   The  secret of it was the   beef steer,  the fancy;hog and the other units  of   live   stock   industry.     The  world is largely fed by the splendid facts embodied in the change  from indigence to competence.  ,   The change was the development of one of the   world's premier industries.    It is perspective to contemplate with   satisfaction.    It is a transformation  with a moral.    Its great significance  lies  in  the fact that a  similar evolution is possible here.  Leadership will bring it if the  social units will follow as they  leader of opinion and be wealthy  while the other may  hardly.be  known   outside   his   immediate  circle,    and have little  of   the  world's goods.  In a  country like this,  college  graduates may be working as com  mon laborers, and in their cases  their education did not make  any one of them less of a man  less ready ever to face the world  and fight onward and upward  against any odds. This a democratic country, and it may happen that among.the common; laborers there are men as well born  . WORDS AND   DEEDS  Par "away publicity is a great  boost for any community. Any  scheme to get it should be encouraged. ?One of the best  means of drawing attention to  your cummunity is through the  medium of your local newspapers,  if they have any circulation  worth speaking of, and if they  have an   exchange   list   worth  while.  '7. A good newspaper- with a  good exchange list is- a good  publicity agent. Businessmen  can help to boost- therhselyes,as  well as their locality by ^advertising in the  local press; , Noth*  THE BOARD OF   TRADE  The board of trade h i*. a right  to "chip in" in anything which  concerns the interests ot the city  and because it may have not done  so before in a particular matter  is to be considered  more is the-  Pity.  ��� The board of trade is TH E organization cf the city. It has a  right to be interested in bringing out the best men for aldermen and it has a right to tell the  the board of aldermen about  what they do or fail to do or fail  to undo for the best interests of  the city.  The board of trade has done  wonders for the city with a very  small working force; and now  that the attendance'is increasing  it should be able to d) much  more, and there is much more  to be done.  It is to be regretted that there  is a feeling in some against the  board of trade. That feeling is  nothing to be proud of. If it be  personal, it simply shows the  man-was afraid to stay and fight  but ran away. If the board of  trade displease a man ho should  remain and continue th .��� struggle for what he wants, r.">t go out  for a sulking marathon, /  '��� A man who won't fight within  the board of trade- v.o:i'c get  much . symyathy acting against  it from afar or getting behind  a door to abuse it.  Petty jealousies have noplace  in the life of a municipality.  It is as shameful to be rapping  any organization which htsdone  so much for the city as it is to  score individuals who'hi.ve.spent  their.money putting Merritt on  the map, but who are 1 ot liked  personally .by the'grumblers,  BUY IN.MERRIT!  Listen once again:   Buy in   Merritt.  Christmas will soon be here.  Don't try  to order by mail.    Just Buy in Merritt.  "Patronize home industry," is   as   old  as modern   commercialism,   .ind   in   a  place like Merritt it means to   buy   at  home,    Thii~is a  thing "the  pedplif'of  any town or- community   should   give  heed to.   The true way to build up the  business of a city   is   to   support   the  business   already   there.       Mhow   the  world   that   business   will   jay   here.  Others will take   encouragen.ent,   and  help build up the community.     In   addition, the money spent at home   stays  at home and re-enters the  lt-sal .trade  'channels and makes   for   bet'er   trade  conditions.    This is  simply   the statement of a few facts which if   followed  will benefit all.    Snpport the home  ef-  I'fort and advance your city!  ��� ���    ��� o -     -  No Dangerous Fires.  During the season of 1912 Ihere have  been no dangerous fires   witl in   either  Brazeau br Athbasca   Fores'.a   of   the]  Rocky    Mountains    Forest    Reserve.  There have been a few small fires along!  the new railways under construction in  _ the Brazeau Reserve caused. by negli-  \ gence on the part of   the  conaractors,  I but throughout the season tho weather  conditions have been so favorable that  the danger from serious fires   was   almost negligible.  The Brazeau and Athbascx forests  are the two northerly divisio; s of the  large Rocky Mountains forest reserve,  and with proposed additions constitute  over one third the total area of the  Rocky Mountains forest resei ve on the  eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains,  or about four and a half million acres  The office bf the forest supervisor of  these res'rves is now..situated in the  Brazeau reserve, at Mile 37 cf the Alberta Coal Branch, 46 miles southwest  of Edson, the first divisional point on  the main line of the G.; T. P. Ry., 150  miles west of Fdmonton. During the  season of 1912 there have been fifteen  forest rangers in all stationed at different points-over-the two reserves.  This, of course/ is a very inadequate  force for such a large area.  8  The Bank of Montreal  begs to announce to its  Customers and the Pub-  lic   that  it   will   move  from its present quarters on or about December 20, to its newbuild-  ing at Quilchena ave-  nue and Garcia street.  t  &���  ���%\  �����!c**6e  That trade-mark .is widely advertised for YOUR protection When you see the name NYAL'S on a family  remedy  you   can  be   quite   sure of   three   things,   vizy  First ��� Pure ingredients scientifically  compounded. ��� " '...--���  Second ��� That its beneficial effects  have been proven.  Third���That we know the formula arid  yonr doctor may know it too.  Mval's Familv   Remedies   are   made   by  a  house   with  a solid rep-  ���y^; ��� ,?f niL half a century.    The formulas are all excepUonally  eood-very s?n ilS to whit'%�� doctor would prescribe.    We know  fisin all  Nyi'B  Remedies.    That's   why we recommend them.  ��� will  give   you  entire ���  satisfaction. -  , 2259  ���-.m  Anything you  '  buy  with the name  Sold and guaranteed by  TL7,  TJL  iiiurTiome  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 manage-  ' ment 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 galley News  Merritt, B. C.  All classes of Commercial, Poster, and Pamphlet  Printing turned out at our Job, Printing   Dept.  i', Friday, December 20, 1912.  -^|^^IS^^;yALI,EY NEWS  Nicola Echos  The   desks have   arrived for  le new school.  Mrs. Mickle and Mrs. Brent  ;tended the Apron Sale at  ferritt. ���  Agitation is on for a young  jjeople's meeting on Sunday  ev-  lings when there is no church  Service.  j On Saturday a small party from  liuilchens stopped at Mrs. Wm.  Riley's for afernoon tea on their  ray home from the ball at Mer-  litt.  A wireless from Old Santa  livises that he will be here next  iuesday  night.  V. H. Harboard who has taken  |position in the local Govern:  lent office under Mr. Rolfe, has  [oved with his family into   the  irwick house.  jThos. G. Telfer who has been  piployed during the last year at  Ije Lakeview ranch, left Wed-  ijisday for a three month's trip  his home in Qmagh, Ont. ~  iW. H. Hunter has taken p.osi-  \n with N. Peterson at Merritt  [ing employed as" driver for. the  ige line which   Mr.   Peterson  Pill-inaugarate within  the new  bar under terms"of   his "recent  Jmtract with the' Postoffice  department    for    a    semi-weekly  rage. '-    -���  The storm'of Tuesday night  iged with considerable fury  luring the short :time which it  listed but no   damage has ^been  sported. On the contrary," the  Ight fall of snow which fell is  list about enough;f,or \ sleighing.;  id cannot help out-prove pleas^  lig to those who can enjoy their  matters, *.        ' _  Nicola was well represented at  ]ie Hospital dance, given in Mer-  Itt last week. The interest dis-  Jayed among the townspeople  las noticeable and " those' who  luld not attend endeavored to  pip along the funds by purchas-  tickets froni the committees.  I is the general belief that the  bspital is doing excellent work  |r the valley and an institution  this kind- will* always com-  2nd itsdlfjto the patronage of  le peopleof this district.  I The local Boar]]'of Trade   are  receipt' of  a' communication  Jom G. E..  Graham,   Divisional  iperintendant of the C. P. R.,  iyising that he will take what-  l^er steps he can to accept their  ^quests in 'the   resolutions   re-  forwarded to him.     It is  to note-the attention  IhlcHlsgiven the wishes of the  aard of  Trade in  the several  latters of importance lately un-  >r their discussion, and it seems  Lfe to predict that  the railway  Jm'pany with the interest which  ley have already displayed in  le welfare of the Nicola Valley,  111 do all iri their power to rem-  ly matters'brought to their no-  Canford Notes  ?he settlers upon Speous Creek  busy clearing the land,  the  gather favoring operations.   >7  5 <     ��� .  IThe Canford Mills are receiv-1  |g from four to five cars of logs  lorn their Coldwater camp,  and  fcpect .'shortly to. reach a maxi-  lum of seven cars per diem.  The Dominion Government  telegraph is now connected with  the post office at this point and  will supply a long felt want.  -������������/Mr. J. Rhodes, will patrol his  portion of^the "Pacific to; Atlantic highway'' during theywihter  months; :_���������     _-  ���r-i.?-1^-;, ���  Miss Fisher is visiting friends  at Ashcroft. ��� ...-.._  ,^a  Firemen Ask  Council's Aid  Send Gommittee to. Tell the Ald-  ; errrien that they -Want a Pool  TaWe in Their Hall  Encouragement Given  But no Action Taken  ��� Millions of tons and "millions  .in it.',' at a conservative' "estimate. This refers to the "infra  cretace" deposits which abound  in certain portions of this valley  and are of commercial value.  Infusorial ea^thV^Fuller's.earth,  etc., occupy a* very large' basin  in this zone. y These garths-are.  of so fine ia character as to pass  for calcined matter, containing  in its composition more or less  alum. Each of these sediment  have their use and value. Among  other valuable: economics the'  "Nicolian" cleanser is awaiting  the enterprise and capital necessary to introduce it to . millions,  of homes where cleanliness is  before all things, spelling health,  "which without, all wealth is so  much dross.  Movement. Started to Have a System of  Alarms to Locate Blazes  A committee from the fire department consisting of Messrs.  .Shearer and Fowler, addressed  ���the city council at its meeting  oh Monday-evening in an effort  to have the council take action  toward getting a pool table for  the fire hail. The council took  no action, but from what was  said the committee went away  greatly encouraged.  ��� Mr. Shearer, chief of the fire  department, was the first speaker, He began by saying he was  there; toctry:to interest the council in making a grant to help to  get a pool table for the fire hall.  He made the point that it was  difficult matter to keep the men  in the fire hall if there was nothing there to amuse them. He  thought a pool table would be  an attraction . that would hold  thern,  ��� Alderman Gordon asked if it  were customary for a city council  to do such things as buy a pool  table for the fire brigade, and  Mr.- Shearer said that Fernie had  done so.  Mr. Shearer went on to explain  that the fire brigade had $160 in,  the bank and that the members  of the brigade were ready to contribute toward buying the "pool  table if the council would be influenced by the spirit of the men  and give them help. He said  a gymnasium and dumb bells do  not have any effect of keeping  the men in the fire hall. . He explained that a couple of men will  handle dumb bells for a few days  arid then quit them whereass all  men like to play pool, and do  play the game, and would remain in the fire hall if they could  play it without any expense.  Mr. Fowler said that at present belonging to the fire departs  ment had nothing in it except a  chance of getting a suit of clothes ruined. ' He said'that a volunteer fire department was made  up of men who were willing to act  provided when on  watch  they  had a chance to indulge in something they enjoy. He said that  was their reward wherever he had  been, the fir/men were helped  along to enjoyment. He expressed the hope, that the alderman  would help the firemen.  Alderman. John  spoke up  at  this point and said that he was  in favor of putting  the matter  over until next year "when there  will be smart  men on .the council, and smart men can do  smart  things."    Mr.   . Shearer     arose  again and said that the members  of the fire brigade were  willing  to eontridute toward getting the  pool table, but that they felt that  if they gave their $160 and  were  willing to contribute more,   the  council ought to.give them some  encouragment.     He   made   the  point that the fire  brigade was  benefitting business men  more  than themselves.    He asked the  council not to put the matter over until next year.  Mayor Reid asked if any of the  councilmen cared to discuss the  question and Alderman Irvine  said that he thought the request  of the firemen was! reasonable,  saying ''they cannot, sit there  like dummies and wait for a fire  before they have any eXcitment.'.'  He asked the price of a pool tab-  ai  Continued on Page Seven  For that quiet game  try  Thefierritt  Poo! Room  Everything in   first-  c'ass shape.   Tables  AI.  Cigars, Cigarettes, /.  Tobaccos, Soft  Drinks, Candies, etc.  Next G. B. Armstrong's  Quilchena Avenue  Watch   our    blackboard JJor  latest sporting news.  SID MEARON and  FRANK BARNES, Props  The English Bell Ringers have  delighted  ^their    audiences    in"  every city. . Don't fail to" hear  them at Central Hall,. Saturday  evening, December 21.  OF   SPECIAL   MERIT   FOR MEN   OF   MERRITT  Cravats ;  that are different V  25c fo $1.75  V  Mufflers  ��� and Silk Neckscarfs  50c to $7.50  House Coats  suitable and comfortable  $5.00 to $11,50  Bath Robes  and Lounging Robes -  $7.50 to $17.50  Eihe-Hosiery_  cotton, lisle or silk  25c to $1.25  Tie things that men appreciate above everything else are the practical gifts of things ior everyday use���  things-that the recipient would buy for-himself. :  y   \     And .then too, you. raise his opinion of you just another bit higher when you present' him   with   some-  '!-thing practical'and sensible���something he would buy, for himself.   ���'       "  -    ���        ' ��� *<'   "���"   -.  ": -  *���  '   -.Every time he wears the Scarf, the Shirt or the Cravat or House Coat or the Bathrobe,   or the  j- " .Hose, or the Suspenders, or the Gloves which you gave him, he thinks of you.      Everytime  some  friend speaks a word of admiration for the gift you gave him, it brings a happy recollection'of you,  . '   7 ��� Every time he sees the ornamental, perhaps, but unuseful gift of some one   else, he   unconsciously   remembers you for your practical, useful and sensible gift of something to wear.  So, when you select a present for "him" remember, men are practical.      They cherish the memory  " 'of a'pratical, useful gift, but soon forget the opposite kind.  And make your gift to "him" something he will really like better than all the presents he receives--  -���let-it-be-something-he^can^wear.  Men's Gloves  Fashions latest shades  * $1.5b- to $2175  Handkerchiefs  a magnificent line  25c to $1.50  Sweater Gbats  all styles and colors' ;   .  . '   . . -'     -  $3.50 to $7.50  7.   ;\y   />  Dress Shirts  handsome new Hesigns  $1.00 to $3.50  Stylish Hate  make acceptable gifts  $2.50 to $7.50  And don't lose sight of the fact that  most men instinctively know that any  thing which bears this store's label is  absolutely right in style and dependable in quality. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  FsiDAt, December 20, 1912  ft  P  AND WiF  Or to any two partners, the suggestion is made that they open a  Joint Account with The Bank  of Toronto.  Having a Joint account either of the  partners may withdraw money, and in  the ��� event of the death of one, the  money belongs to the survivor.  If interested, talk the matter over  with any manager of  BANK OF TORONTO  The Bank of Toronto is among the  strongest and most progressive institutions of its kind in Canada.  ���112 Branches in Ontario, Quebec and  Canada.  Assets        -       $57,000,000  Capital>t Restl$ll,000,000  Established 1855  MERRITT BRANCH  A. H. B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  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  Bell Ringers Here  Tomorrow Night  Will   Appear   in   Central   Hall  and   Will   Present Various  Acts in Musical Line.  0 F.  Court Nicola No.  8931 meets the 2nd  and 4th Thursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  R o oim, Barwick  Block Nicola, B.  C. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.  Geo. L. Murray C. R.  "H. H. Matthews, Sec.  A.F.& A M.  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.  !. 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. Secretar y  j. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor/ Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong's Store  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B  Barrister and Solicitor.  Notary- Public  In Central Hall tomorrow night  will be heard the English Imperial Hand Bell Ringers. Vocal  solos, duets, quartets, glees,  humorous songs and sketches,  and cello solos will be given.  That those who attend the  performance will have a pleasant evening is indicated from  the newspaper notices following:  Sheridan, Wyo���Judging from  the applause given the Imperial  English Bell Ringers, the Sheri-.  dan public has seldom been more  pleased with a musical entertainment. The programme was  pleasingly unique, and testified  to the versatility and cleverness  of the entire troupe. Fbth in  opera and popular music rlie Bell  Ringers demonstrted thei'r/ability  to "fill the bill" to the delight  and satisfaction of the audience.  ���Post Oct. 10, 1911.  Helena, Mont.���The Bell Ringers were far superior to anything  ever witnessed in this part bf the  country, and it was necessary for  them to render several encores  before the poeple would subside  in their loud outbursts of enthusiasm. The double quartette  brought down the applause of  the house, while the bell selection  from "II Trovatore" astounded  the  vast   crowd.���Independent,  Oct. 12. 1911.  Eugene, Ore.���Lovers of high  class music were pleased at the  repertoire of the   Bell Ringers.  All the numbers were encored,  which attests the delight "of th��_  audience.     The singing of the  glees were also well received and  deserving   of mention  for   the  blending and shading.    It was a  high class, delightful programme  and well pleased the audience.  ���Register, Nov. 2, 1911.      \    .  ���  More Publicity  Given Merritt  R. A. Stoney Tells About the Interest Shown by Vancouver  and Victoria Poeple  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  PIONEER  BARBER SHOP  Dickie & Norman  Proprietors  We guarantee you first class  work.   Razors honed.  Next door to  Brunswick   Pool  Room.  H. R. M. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S., B.C.L.S  E. P. Heywood. B.Sc. B.C.L.S.  Christie, Dawson  & Heywood  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch        -       Ashcroft, B. C  UNDERTAKER  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets and Coffins always on hand at  ' reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merritt  ANGLICAN CHURCH   .      .,.'  Sunday, Dec. 22nd.  Merritt���11. a.m.  Nicola���7.30. p.m.  Xmas Eve, Merritt���11.30.p.m.  Xmas Eve, Nicola���11. a. m.  J. Thompson,  Vicar.-  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.  Opposite C. P. R. Station  Harness 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  Nicola  rterritl  FUNERAL  AND EMBALMER  Address left wit   1- I . 1 . 1 i 11 i  ' e prompt  attention.  N. J. BARWICK  MERRITT "] 3( 1 A  Nicola PhoneiNo. 5.  Merritt Ph'one"No. 26. - '    ������  R. A. Stoney president of the  Westminster^ Trades and Labor  Council, district organizer of the  New Westminster - Typographical Union and member of the  Royal Labor Commission, who  wasin-Merritt--recently,-certain-  ly was impressed with it, and  when he got back to New Westminster he told about it. Here  is how the Westminster Daily  News tells about it:  Westminster Man Could  Not Get Accommodation  Mr. R. A. Stoney, president  of the New Westminster Trades  and Labor Council, received official notification of his appointment  as a member of the Labor Commission yesterday from the provincial secretary, Hon. H. E.  Young.  Mr. Stoney only arrived back  from Merritt late on Tuesday evening. He reports a building  boom in Merritt where he was  unable to find hotel accomodation  last Saturday. He states that  the town was filled with Vancouver and Victoria people who  are becoming interested; in the  surrounding territory.  Open Day and Night  iii    .99  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers. .  Chinese Noodles   ���  hicken    hop  Suey.  Chinese Tea.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  CATHOLIC    CHURCH  Dec. 25th.  Midnight Mass���12.p.m.  To   celebrate the   nativity of  Christ���second Mass. 10. a. m.  7 p.m.  Rosary   and   Benediction.  Jas. Wagner, O. . AI.  Pastor.  CANADIAN  Western Lines        -'.''    West of Revelstoke  ���istmas  Excursion  Rates  From December 21  to January 1.  Fare and One  Third y  Return Limit January 6  See our Fine  selection of  "W/E obtain skins from  nine different parts  of the  world,   for  the  various styles of  ��� 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:  ���_    v     ~ ':  A  gentleman's   glove   in .;  , appearance;  An ��� economical ~ -giove - in  durability.  f ��� i       -".       .  ���- .- ~..7C-   ���".,���  Sold by'too4'stores''' ^  every where ��� never  under any ether name. �����m^a?MM.r  than ��� Fownes. W;-;'i.   ''__.. ^l__|||l|Pfir ���"������'  We have quite a large selection.  Prices ranging from $2,50.  the Children  We have  line in Bear  Skin Coats.   Unequalled values. As  sizes.  ~:> i'.-.'  SPECIAL LINE IN  *-'-i^*^ "''mil  M. M. SHORE  Agent - Merritf, B. C.  '-Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General' Passenger Agent  :��� 'van'couver, B.C.  1.25 Suit.  upply  ��  Limited  SWSJ'.W w ��9T"'--':���]'"' Friday, "December 20, 1912.  THE NICOIA VALLEY NEWS  *R!5  "    (  m  HAVE YOU GOT ALL YOUR SUPPLIES  FOR CHRISTMAS?  If not, now is the time to buy at Merritt's ONE PRICE STORE.  EVERYTHING IN SEASON AND PRICES RIGHT.  Firemeri Ask  Council's Aid  Continued to page five  le, and Mr. Shearer said that one  could be got for between $250  and $400. Mr. Irvine wondered  if second hand table could not  be bought in Kamloops, and Alderman Gordon said that the  funds of the city were "played  out." '  Aid. Cowley moved that the  matter be referred to the board  of works, but just then Mayor  Reid arose and told of what the  council had done for the fire department in the last year. He  said that suitable quarters had  been provided, that furniture and  bedding had been put in. and  ^thatin���addition-to^the-money  spent for the upkeep of the hall,  the city council last week at its  special meeting voted to spend  $483 to heat the hall.  He told the committee not to  forget what had been done in  j>ne year, and then he talk-  ed^oout"the Rascovitch fire of a  week ago Sunday. He said that  on that occasion the fire department did not show itself in the  shape it should have been. He  said the idea of a pool table was  all right, but to come to the  council for it, was stricking the  city too hard.   He said that the  . $160 the firemen had was contributed by the public through  a dance and he suggested that  ythey spend this money as a first  ^payment on a table. He felt sure  that then the pu blic would start  } a subscription.    He was not favorable to the city council taking  any action now, and he  advised  the firemen to show their good  faith by spending their $160.  Mr. Shearer spoke again, and  said that the men ; could not bc  kept in :the hall without something there to amuse them. He  replied to the mayor's criticism  of thework of the men at the  Rascovitch fire by saying it was  '-       i /' * * it  hard run to the fire and-that*ibught.'to have a fire whistle when  the men had done all they could  He told the mayor that he would  have known more about the  work-if he. had. to make the run.  He pointed out that they had to  run in the dark and that they  hardly could see where they were  going.  Here Aid. Irvine asked if the  aldermen could not buy on the  installment plan as well as the  firemen, and City Clerk Harry  Priest explained that the city  council could not pledge next  year's revenue.  Mayor Reid here.; said that he  was sure that if the firemen began the work of getting the table the council would not "see  them, stuck."  .   Aid.  Jackson suggested that  the power house is completed/ *'  Mayor Reid suggested that the  matter of-fire signals be taken"  up >by a .'committee, and Aid.  John moved that the fire" and  police committee meet a committee'from the" firemen and report  to the council at its next meeting.  Aid. Irvine seconded the motion  and it was carried.  Mayor Reid mentioned that  Chairman Crawford' of the fire  and police committee was not  available for duty, and he named  Aid. Irvine in his place. After  some of the aldermen had told  about how the fire alarms are  worked in the big cities, the  question was what answer  should be given to the committee  from the fire, brigade. - Alderman  _the_matter_beJ>rought-up_before--John_said_.that h^---did^not���think  the new _. council next year, any motion was necessary in an-  and then Mr." Fowler spoke' swer to their application for a  again.    He said that he under- grant, for they must appreciate  stood that it had been said at a  board of trado meeting that the  city be divided into fire sections,  and that a system of alarms be  arranged so that the people could  tell where, the fire was. He said  chat there was no sense in going  to the city hall to find out where  a fire was or as he put it. "Coming from a fire to the city hall to  find out where the fire is." He  could not see any reason why  things should not be arranged  so that a man could get to a fire  before the chemical engines, not.  after them.  Aid. Gordon asked if the firemen could make the arrangements, and Mr. Fowler said it  was not up to the firemen to  make them, but it was up to the  city.- He said that there was a  poor tapper on the bell, but he  thought it could be made to do  the work needed of it and that  the people would be able to hear  the bell.  Aid. John told about when he  was in Scran ton, Pennsylvania  how a whistle was used as a fire  alarm and how. satisactory.it-had  proved.     He   thought   Merritt  the situation. Chairman Shearer thanked the board and he and  Mr. Fowler then went away.  CITY COUNCIL NOTES  City Solicitor M. L. Grimmett  was ill and was not at the last  meeting of the city council.  ; The fire-Brigade informed the  council that it had.passed a resolution'that'under no eonsiderat-  ation would it favor turning over the fire hall for practice for the  Merritt band. ���'  -.The report of tbe board of  works regarding the Voght street  fill done by Fred S. Gay was  not entered upon, in full: ih the  minutes of the city council.  A letter was read from Eucane,  Dutcher and company telling a-  bout the sending of Mr. Hall here  to superintend the installation of  the boilers for the waterworks  system and adding that experienced men would be sent to  break them in. Mr. Dutcher  will "ome to Merritt to see to  the final installation of the mach-  inary.. %The letter also answered  the queston as to the qualifica  tions of the engineer needed,  saying Jthat-among ,the_qualifica-  tions were a knowledge of steam  plants and ability to aid the city  clerk in making rates and he  should be a man of judgment  in dealing with people and matters. The company will send a  suggestion as to rates and working policy. Following the reading of this letter the was considerable discussion of the work as  it is being done and there was  much criticism, but Mayor Reid  brought the matter to an end by  saying that Mr. Dutcher would  be here soon and matters could  be then taken up with him.  The committee appointed to  suggest amendments to the bylaws decided that it was to late  for them to make recommenda-  tions,-for=they=might=not=meet  the opinions of the new board.  Mr.   Radcliffe resigned as inspector under stove-pipe  by-law  and Police Chief Eggleshaw  obligingly agreed to look after the  work for the rest of   tho year.  There was a general discussion  as to the way by-laws   are not  observed   and   enforced.     Aid.  Gordon  said the matter should  be taken to court and the violators exposed.  It was decided that the nominations for mayor, aldermen and  church trustees should be made  at the city hall which also was  selected as the polling place.  The city clerk was selected as  the returning officer and Fred S.  Gay was named his deputy. The  pay will be $5 a day for each  man.  " The plans for Fred Hyland's  subdivision were accepted.  Those of the Voght Homestead  will be reported on by the board  of works. The subdivision of  the cemetery into burial lots was  described in plans which were  accepted.  Aid, Irvine called attention to  the fact that the land upon which  churches are built is not taxed  and also that twelve trustees are  given votes. He considered this  an. outrage. The matter of making aprouest will come up again.  ^��7E have received five thousand pounds of  * * 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 now���the price is right  and so 'are the turkeys.  Nicola Valley  Fleaf  I. Eastwood  Manager  CITY  HOTEL  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.    -       -    Spacious Rooms.  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 If  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  ' Friday, December 20, 1912  A  Toronto Bank  Showing Fine  Manager A.N. B. Rogers receives  Copies of Annual Report  From Head Office  Manager A. N, B. Rogers of  the Merritt branch of the Bank  of Toronto, has just received the  an nual report of that popular in ���  stitution from the head office. It  Strickland  and Rogers  (Continued from Page 1)  Strickland that as he was the only.nom-  inee he was elected.  Mr Strickland said that he was grateful foj the honor of reelection, but did  not agree with Mr. Matthews and Mr.  Rogers who said he had done so much  and had shown how much more he could  do. He said he could do no more than  any other member and that the only  way for the association  to  make  pro-  makes   an ��� excellent showing for  gress was for each member to put his  the year ending November 30th.  shoulder to the wheel and keep turning.  The report is remarkable for  its fine earnings, the net profits  being $835,787.04. To this is added $391,950 premiums on new  stock, and $52,019.99 balance of  profit and loss account brought  forward from last year, making  the total of $1,279,757.03 for disposition as follows :For dividends  and bonus, $591,228.79: amount  added to rest account, $391,950:  transferred to officers' pension  fund, $20,000: written off bank  premises, $100,000. leaving a balance to carry forward of $176-  578.24. The capital stock of the  bank is $5,000,000 with a Rest of  $6,000,000. The report is signed  by Thomas F. How. the general  manager. The annual general  meeting will be held in Toronto  at noon on January 8.  Vachon Makes  Good Capture  Arrests   Joseph  Lampreau,  Indian, and Shooting: Case  -   Will be-Re-opened.  Joseph Eampreau was remanded for  further hearing on Monday-when-he  was taken to court today. He was  captured by Provincial Constable Edgar Vachon after an exciting chase.  He was arrested on the charge of horse  stealing, but his airest will mean the  - reopening of the shooting case against  his brother, Donald, who now is in  Kamloops on the charge of breaking  jail. Donald shot Joseph, - but thier  was a mixup in the depositions and the  case was thrown out.  Joseph is a sturdily built fellow and  is pretty well educated. He wrote .to  a klooteh and somebody talked, and  Constable Vachon got on his trail.  Friday morning the constable reached  Port Moody and from there traced the  Indian to Coquitlam where he caught  him after he made a desperate attempt  to escape. '  When the constable tried to question  him he said that he would have no  more to say "than the paper on the  wall". In Coquitlam he worked under  the name of Barnett in a railway camp:  at Fraser Mills he gave' the name of  Bobby Clark and elsewhere he went as  George Clark. He is no novice in' his  trouble with tbe authorities, having  served two years in New Westminster.  He was first placed in the provincial  jail here and then removed for safe  keeping to the city jail under the care  of Chief Eggleshaw, for Constable  Vachon had to go out on another case.  Unique Advertising Scheme  In the advertising world there  are many ways of placing goods  before the public, many ways of  getting the public interested in  a store. In this Fred Reid has adopted a novel scheme in order to  get the public interested in his  store and thus enable him to  place before them his complete  and up-to-date stock of men's  wear. The plan is this: With every fifty-cent purchase each customer is given a numbered gift  ticket, Each day gifts are displayed every where about the  store bearing a number. Customers are invited to the store at  any time to claim these gifts by  simply comparing the numbers  with those on the gift tickets.  Valuable Gifts are being claimed  daily by everybody. Another  feature is the giving away of $40  in gold at 3 P. M. on Saturday,  December 28 to the three persons bringing in the largest a-  mount of gift tickets.  He said that as president he would make  a determined effort this year to either  put the association on its feet to to end  it all, but he said that the latter will  not be thought of if the public can be  made to realize the benefits that will  come from supporting the association.  He said that he wanted a live board of  directors and that it was not' his idea  not to carry those 'oh the board who  never attended a meeting. He was  loudly applauded at the end of his  speech.  In accepting the nomination as first  vice president, Mr. Matthews f aid that  the people somehow should be brought  to realize that while mining now has a  big payroll back of it, agriculture and  stock raising would have to be counted  as the backbone of the country and  that the sooner the people came to  know this the sooner they would be the  better off. Mr. Cleasby in accepting  the vice presidency declared that h  might all be for the good of the association that the last year had been a  poor one for some associations are like  some people���they do not know what  they really can do until they-have had  some hard knocks. He believed that  in this case good would come out of adversity. When Mr, Rogers had been  nominated for the treasureship, Mr.  Strickland addressed him saying, "I am  glad you have been nominated. With  you for treasurer we wil! surely have  new blood working. The office of  treasurer is a large one. It should be  well looked after, and you are the man  to look after it." Mr. Rogers replied  by saying that he would do the best he  knew-how, and he - was heartily ap-~  plauded.  When the time came to select the directors, remarks were made by several  along the lines of what Mr. Strickland  had said about having no ,drones on the  board, Mr. - Archie-Jackson was the fiirst  one put on, he succeeding Mr. Rogers  who had been made treasurer. Then.  Mr. Cleasby said that Mr. J. W. Ellis,  manager of the Nicola Valley News,  had made a great success of vegetable  gardening and would be invaluable as  a' member of the board. Mr. Rogers  said he knew that there was new blood  in Captain Tyner of Lower Nicola, and  so  in  this  mariner the "new board was  nominated.  Where to hold the next exhibit was  the next thing to decide, and after considerable -discussion, a committee was  appointed to report at the next meeting of the board of directors. Messrs.  Matthews, W. B. Jackson and Archie  Jackson, will listen to the claims and  inducements offered by those places  which want the fair, and make recommendations.  Mr. Cleasby made a plea for a place  where a good live stock show could be  held.. He also brought up the question  of revising the prize list so that a prize  ^would-notrbe awaFded_if"th"ere"were"  only one entry, or no second prize if  there were only two. Discussion by  Messrs. Strickland, Heslop, and Matthews showed that this idea while good,  could not be applied to all exhibits, and  finally Messrs. Heslop, W. B. Jackson, and Cleasby were named to revise  the prize list and to add moie prizes to  bring out more exhibits. The committee has power to add to its number/and  undoubtedly a subcommittee of ladies  will be selected.  The question of how to meet the deficiency of $160 facing the association  was considered, and some members  thought it would be well to start selling 1913 membership tickets, but Mr.  Strickland offered to address the city  council of Merritt at its next meeting,  and ask for a grant hoping to be able  to say to the couneil what will convince it of the worth of the association  to the advancement of Merritt.  Each director contributed his share  of the $25 special prize for apples and  it was decided that when a prize is  given hereafter it must be awarded by  the association and not by the donor,  for there is a case now which must .be  settled where the donor handed the  prize to the wrong person.  On Mr. Cleasby's motion  Roger's second, the meeting  ed.  and Mr.  adjourn-  Simpson and Cranna have displayed  in their window one of the finest lines  of bracelets seen in any interior town  in British Columbia.  A. F. Rankine's drug store has  the  appearance   these   days   of   one   of  ' Santa Claus' bowers.  Lost or Stoldn.  Salesman's sample Remington No, 11 I 207136. adding attachment No. 9174, Totalizer No.  8 I 7381, missing from C. P. R.  station waiting room. Advise  J. T. Eggleshaw, Chief of Police  at Merritt, or Remington Typewriter Company, Vancouver, B. C  And sign your name at the bottom and mail it to  HAROLD GREIG, Real Estate and Financial Broker,  Merritt, B. C.  Gut  this  out  HAROLD GREIG      ...  Real Estate and Financial Broker  MerritB. C.  Merritt,, ,        ......1912  Kindly inform mewhat inducement you would offer me to  build a 2, 3, or 4-room cottage or house on Voght Reserve' also what discount would you give me if I commenced construction of a house or cottage  in 30 days. Would you extend to.me very easy payments in a lot in Voght  Reserve if I built a house or cottage?  Could you make,arrangements for me for lumber for a house  or cottage so that my outlay"would not be.prohibitive from the start? What  would be the actual outlay for me to purchase a lot in Voght Reserve and  erect a house or cottage.  Cut  this  out  HAVE YOU NOTICED  the homes and cottages that are being erected in Merritt's ideal  residental property called  I still maintain that Voght Reserve will be the largest settled section  iri the city of Merritt, and further, I will guarantee that no property has ever sold so fast as Voght Reserve in the city of Merritt.  People are buying lots in Voght Reserve from all over Canada. On  Wednesday last I sold a lot to a man in Moosejaw, and also to a  party in Pilot Mound, Manitoba. The best building sites are selling fast, so now Mr. Prospective Purchaser fill in the above coupon  without delay and you will have all details about an investment in  Voght Reserve.  VOGHT RESERVE IS ONLY 1300 FEET FROM HERE  This photo  speaks for  itself,the re-  fore Mr. Investor use  your own  judgment.  Carpenters  are  just as '."'���'  busy as  seen here  on Voght  Reserve  building  houses and  cottages.  ,..,.,: > -��� 7u\ -, ���.*.;*���_,..; y.iVJ  ��� r-._,-'.'L'!isy*>��  : -   yy~j;i~��&<.  - jr **igp^'f^~ "  yy-y-i  i'.rl. .A  il  '"SlUO  The above represents the building activity during the month of December, 1912, on one of  the City of Merritt's main streets. The staggering growth of Merritt is the current topic of  British Columbia. No city in the Province of B. C, can compare with Merritt's extraordinary  growth. Carpenters cannot cope with the demand for homes, cottages and mercantile buildings.  Hotels cannot accommodate the influx of people. This is a sign that Merritt is on the verge of  a BIG BOOM. ��� ���>>:..y.y.::-y  WRITE  HAROLD   GREIG  HEAL   KSTATK   AND   FINANCIAL   BROKKH.  MERRITT, B. C.  For free illustrated descriptive Booklet about Merritt and Voght Reserve; It's valuable to you.  rT.y7.~VM?��?Shium^i ii'jTil!  as:

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