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 r ������   ���-���?-��� t ���     r-_ "      J    -  /��*  y^y   ������-. ��� -^  Vol.  *,  No  At  MERRITT, B. C, OCTOBER 6,  1911  THE   FAMOUS    SHOE  FO<R WOMEN.  Price 5 Cents  A  nnouncetneni  P  xv Aav�� recently completed  arrangements to ��ut in  a new line of women s shoes, and  the stock is now on the way. This  shoe is the famous "Queen  ��guality and we have secured  the sole right of sale for  MERRITT  Opening   Announcement   Later  Look For Itl  Al] that good shoes should he. Perfect fit,  style, individuality, and lest materials.  A {particularly strong feature ��� wide  range of choice ftossible. S^Sll shades  and leathers in the assortment. It will  &ay you to defer your footwear purchases  until you see this beautiful new line.  We also have a well assorted stock of "Empress'\ Shoes for Women.  The !*"impress" 'shoe   is   recognized  leading   Canadian   shoe  for   women,  incite   a comparison   of 'prices before  your purchase.  as  the  and we  making  Prices, $3, $3.50, $4X $4.50 and $5.  F. A. REID ��& CO.  Hart and Slater Shoes for <2&ten.  -~--Efnpress~-and Queen'Quality Shoes"for''" '  Women.  FOR COALMONT  .'���      ' *  Big Seam Struck and Coke  Ovens to be Built.  According to latest of advices,  it would appaar that Coalmont  mirht slangily be termed as a  "crackerjack" coal mining centre. Word has been received at  this office from very anthentic  sources that the diamond drill  has pierced through a seam of  coal lead of some thirty-six feat,  and the indications are; that the  seam will continue for another  ten feet. This is certainly a record-breaker.  As the situation stanks at present Coalmont will be in full readiness for coke ovens by the first of  November. Work has gone ahead  rapidly. The Columbia Coal &  Coke company have taken the  stand that ihey are bound to be  a close corporation, ard r.ot a ton  of coal will be sold or a share  brojght until there is an absolute  assurance of what quantity and  quality they will be able to turn  out. No stock has been floated;  it is simpb private cajital.  A promi.iont mining engineer  assures us that the coaking qualities of the Coalmont coal are  most excellent, and that the  "black diamonds" of that section  are in the hills in abundance. It  will mean renewed life for the  Granite creek section, that was'  so great in the quartz industry  sixteen or seventeen years ago.  Quartz propositions exist all through this part of British Columbia,  and with coke ovrns will come the  smelter, and the new Kettle  Valley railroad will certainly  furnish the transportation facilities. Young as she is, this  section of the province will within a few short years know what  it means to "sit up and take  notice."  Eastwood and Aldermen Boyd,  Reid, McMillan, Menzies and  Jackson.  There was not a great deal of  business before the board.  Several bills were reported on  by the Finance - Committee and  ordered paid.  The city clerk was instructed  to.arrange-with Alex. Gordon for  the lease of the building (now being used as a council chamber)  on Nicola avenue for the balance  of the year. The terms agreed  upon and accepted are $20 per  month. It might be stated, however,: that Mr. Gordon has agreed  to furnish half the expense of  putting in cells and generally fitting up the place for a gaol and  city court house.  Owing to peculiar circumstances arising in the scavenger department  the contractors  IS ORGANIZED  Prospects are Very Bright in  Local Musical Circles.  At a meeting of those interested in singing and music in  general, held last Saturday evening, the Merritt Glee Club was  duly organized. A goodly representation was present and much  enthusiasm was evident.  The newly-formed club will  meet each Monday evening at  the Parish Hall on Chapman  street, and the general public  are cordially invited to attend  the practice recitals. Those interested in music are especially  invited, with the .view of having  were them join the charter roll.    The  signatures have already been  placed upon the roll and the  prospects appear bright for the  future of the proposed club.  The local Conservatives have  sent a telegram to the new premier, Hon. R. L. Borden, believing that Martin Burrell has  just claims for a seat in the  Cabinet of the new administration, and reoommending that  these claims be given due consideration.  MUG WILL STAY WEST  There is scarcely a question of  doubt but that the Minto cup will  stay in the west for another term.  Saturday, the first of the two  games between Vancouver, the  cup holders, and the Tecumsehs,  champions of the National Lacrosse League, was played at Vancouver and resulted in a win for  7       COUNCIL   MEETING  A regular meeting of the city  fathers was held on the evening  of Monday, October 2nd.    '  There  -were   present   Mayor  MERRITT'S  NEW  PUBLIC  SCHOOL.  Above is a photo of Merritt's up-to-date new public school building.    It has many modern  conveniences that are to be found in few towns of this size, including ample inside playgrounds and  lavatories.   It will be ready for occupancy within two weeks. * /  allowed $25 bonus by the city  fathers for extra duties they had  performed.  If\>  DO YOU LIKE A GOOD  CUP OF TEA?  Try a Pound of one of our  New Brands  BROOK BOND  Half Pound Tin 25c.   Pound Tin 50c.   ThreelPounjI Tin *l.25.  Ridgeway's Old Country Tea  Half Pound Tin 25c.   Pound Tin 50c.  Ridgeway's 5 O'clock Tea  Half Pound Tin 30c. Pound Tin 60c.  Tor New and Fresh Groceries Come to us.  THE WEARING OF THE BLACK  Our estimable and well known  citizen, "Shorty" Fessler is  wearing crepe this week. He is  in morning for his poor old  friend "Billy," who passed away  at the rear of the Hotel Merritt  yesterday morning. "Billy" was  one of the most faithful of horses,  and many a youngster about the  town has been upon his back at  the instigation of "Shorty," who  believes that every child should  learn to ride.  "Billy" was devoted to his  master and his master thought a  whole chunk of "Billy." Fun-  erial obsequies were held today.  fee per year is $1.00 for gentlemen and 50c. for ladies.  James Gaiter was appointed  instructor and leader. He is  well fitted for the position,  and  the home team   by five goals to  nil.  Taking,this game as a criterion  of the exhibition to be provided  tomorrow, it is"safe  to say  that  has always taken a very promi- the Tecumsehs will return to Tor  nent place and deep interest in  local musical circles during his  residence here.  Malcolm McKenzie was appointed secretary-treasurer of the  club, and it goes without saying  that he will give general satisfaction in that eapacity.      *     |  It is, indeed, pleasing to know  that the new instiiution has  shown such a spirit of progres-  siveness upon the start, and the  News predicts for it a successful  and permanent future,  FOOLS   AND   GUNS  The cold weather will soon be here and you should buy a nice  SWEATER COAT  See our range of these from $2 up to $10.   Every Garment  guaranteed.  Don't forget to get your  HEATING STOVE  now, so as to be ready for winter.   We ceny a splendid  assortment a.Mow prices.  LIMITED.  There are hunters and hunters  ���the majority, thank goodness,  possessing brains and judgment,  whilst others seem to have about  as much grey matter in their  uppet stope as a week old jack-  rabbit. At this time of the year,  when the hunting season is on,  we read of many accidents���even  deaths��� as a result of the indiscriminate use of powder and shot  by those absolutely incompetent  to handle firearms.  On Suuday last a man who lives  near the brewery was almost  shot, (notliquidatively), by some  inconsiderateyand presumably s  "buck-fever" artist with a rifle.  The shot fired from the adjoining  woods by what could be {judged  as nothing less than a 30-30  passed through the crown of the  hat of'the man in question while  he was strolling * through, his  garden.      ������.. y. ���;*..- .  People who are huntihg game  should give due consideration to  the lay of the-land before they  start their fireworks.  NEW   ROOMING   HOUSE  A. LongThas started an addition to his house on Granite Ave.  The addition is to be used as a  rooming-house,-=and=wilI=be=two  storeys. The addition will be 49  x22 feet and Mr. Long expects  that he will have in completed  within the next month. Work  upon the concrete basement is  now going ahead.  ���  CONSERVATIVES MEET.  A meeting of the local Conservatives was held at the committee  rooms last Monday evening with  quite a number cf the "faithful"  present. President Cleasby conducted the proceedings.  onto downcast and minus the  silverware. Vancouver looks as  though she would win the series  with a considerable margin to  spare. Con. Jones has a really  clever aggregation about him this  year/and it is really doubtful if  any Eastern bunch can get the  best of them.  Outplayed, outclassed, out-  manoevred and outscored, the  Tecumsehs never stood a chance  last week. Their combination  work, if they boasted of any, was  shattered to pieces, and as a team  they were absolutely demoralized. Vancouver gained one of the  easiest victories this season and  made the Indian-named club look  like a bunch of schoolboys  An Inspection, With View to  Sale, Is Being Made.  J. G. Thy no, "of Otter ^Valley,  returned to his ranch yesterday  morning, accompanied by -his  wife, having just got ba-k the*  day previous from Victoria.--  The object- of Mr. Thyne's  vtuit to the coast was to interview  certain mining capitalists with  regard to the old Boar Creek  propositions which were exploit* d  a number of years ago ��� to be  correct about seventeen y'e^'rs  ago.  Henry Croft, who has had  twenty-five years of experience^"  in quartz mining in both of the  Kootenays and on Vanconver Is  land, is to be here on the 10th  inst., and will inspect the various  claims of United States and  E irop-jan capitalists.  The "Frisco" and "London"  groups, owned by Mcssiw Thyme,  Todd, Murphy &Co., are-reported as bearing hiVh values'in  copper, silver and gold.      -   <.  Ujot. hU visit hire   \[c.   Croft  will make a thorough inspection  of the silver-load properties owned by J.   G.   Thym>, E. TinglJy  and D. Ross.  The work done on the Bear  creek properties lately ��� by  Thynne, Todd, Shearing and  "Judge" Murphy has shown-up  a splendid lead of copper-sulphide  which is carrying values up' to  $63 per ton. There is a ten-foot  ledge in the clear with* a little  over four feet of solid ore. '  With the building of the railways will come a great impetus  to the quartz mining industry in  this section of the province,' and  we may reasonably add- that  within the next two years .smelter smoke will be going upJthe- .  chimneys.-^-*-���.r ���-^-^r���-*=*>:���-.& -. -x- -  ���<$  Tit; Italy and Turkey get busy in  earnest": it-..-.will likely be upon  Thahksgivirg day, azid Turkey  will be ''stuffed" with Italy.  J. R. Craig, late of Stewart,  I ;G:y is the new Presbyterian  t-tud";"n i missionii"ry for Priiicctbn-  Coalimnt district,  A letter of thanks was received from Martin Burrell,  M. P., for the work done by the  local organization during the  late campaign.  Several resolutiona for the  good of the city and district  were ,passed and sent to Mr.  Burrell for presentation at the  first sitting of the new House.  It was decided at this meeting  to organize a reading and recreation club in connection with the  association. For the purpose of  ascertaining the- support that  will be forthcoming a committee  w'a$ appointed, consisting of H.  S., Cleasby, James Patton, Jas.  Simpson and W. R. Langstaff.  The meeting was adjourned! till  Monday evening, Oct. 16th; ;to  receive the committee's report  and to determine what.form J the  club shall take. ":" ' *" ���" j  It may be added that many  Compared^with the "homers"  the Toronto aggregation's defense was a crumpled organization.  That the score was not bigger  was not due to any splendid defensive tactics, but that Vancouver apparently did not wish to  pile on the agony too strong.  '     ...O'...    ��������� -  Andrew Hoggan is having the  City hotel repainted. Paul Ker-  chner has the contract.  It is reported that several Hal-  j lowe'en parties are to be held in  SPORTING NEWS :  The  coming boxing contest, on  the 16th inst.,. promises to  be a  very   entertaining   affair.    The  principals in the main  event, as  generally known, are the; "Wisconsin Kid" and "YoungSmith."  Both are training hard and-the  patronizers of the exhibition are  assured of a fair and square-contest.    Frank  Barnes,   formerly  of the ring himself, and who  is  promoting the present contest,  has no black marks against him,  in all. of the many sparring exhibitions he has promoted.  Young Smith,formerly champion of Alberta, is no slouch with  the gloves; neither is the Wisconsin Kid, who held the championship of the state from "which  he derives his cognomen.' The  latter is shortly to take on.a boxing bout with Billy Lauder, the  ���noted,&erapper_of-Br i tish_Co! u m-���  bia and Alberta.  the  Merritt and Middlesboro on  81st inst.   ���  Miss A. Kennedy, of Kamloops,  is visiting relatives in the valley.  The new Methodist parsonage  is almost completed.  Dan McKay returned Saturday  last from Otter Flat.  Mesdames Elliott and Kendrick  and Misses Flannagan and Munro  visited friends at Lower Nicola  Sunday.  H. S. Fraser, teamster for  Dan Munro and better known as  "Curly," had a lucky essape  this morning from death or  serious injury. While'"''getting  out rock from some coal at No. 11-  tipplp, a plank broke and he fell:  the distance of 30 feet. Strange  to say. he got off with only 1 a  braised hand.  E. H. Newburg. of Calgary,  Alta., is another of the many who  are looking over this section of  British Columbia with a view to  investments. He arrived last  evening and is stopping at the  Victoria rooms.  .     -o '- '  Tbos. Hunter, of Nicola is in  town today. He has just arrived  from Douglas lake, where he h&&  the contract for the building, c i  a fine residence for the manag< r  of the Douglas Luke Cattle' Co.,  Mr. Ward. The building is neai -  ng completion:   ������O    '  ���  A. B. Kennedy, the electriciar.  returned on Saturday last-from  a business trip to Vancouver.  All K. of P. members are/requested by secretary Reid to turn  out at a special meeting at 2 ptn\  on Sunday.' Visiting ���. brethren  cordially invited, y      y .. , .  REPORTED   DEAD./  "':  '��� y- ��� - l      >. . '      ' *  V From up in the.hills comes the  report that Robert Waitshoirc,  the well-known * colored' prosper -  tor, has been found dead.yrHe  went out on a prospecting,?tri])  and, so it seems, w,as blojv'n* to  pieces by a dynamite explosion.  "Particulars :are not'to" Hand,  'but Constable Vachon is- at present in i. the hills , in vestigatiing.  Waitshoirejias been prospect infill this district for 18 years and  has struck some good claims.  *����  v"'  ;a^aBais^;?^i^^ THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, October^, 1911  Established 1817.  Capital (all paid up)  Cash and Undivided Profits  Total Assets      -  Head Office:    Montreal  $14,400,000.00  $12,961,789.11  $240,000,000.00  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING   BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year advance  "'.'������   Six months $1.00  J. W. ELLIS  Manager  One dollar per inch per month fer regular advertising:. Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising 10 words for 25 cents,  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract advertising.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P O. Box 20 Merritt.B.C  Phone 25.  sonal favor, but, knows, absohite-  y nothing when you request an  invitation upon some local news  item. O, well! it takes all kinds  of people to make a world.  It is hereby announced that all Subscriptions, to the proposed Merritt Club  must be paid to A. W. Strickland,  manager of the Bank of Montreal, instead of Frank Bailey, the original  treasurer. All monies must be paid in  to Mr. Strickland from this date.  (Signed) ALEC. MARTIN  ALAN CAMERON.  September 26, 1911. - -34  CHANGE OF STYLE  Ih order to facilitate the publication of the News the management has decided to publish in  future what is technically termed  a "blanket'sheet." The new  order appears this week, and instead of the old six-colum wide  and six pages, the paper will now  be seven columns wide and of  considerably deeper length. The  quality of the paper used is the  same as heretofore. And the  change will give even more room  for the publication of the news  of the district. The change will  enable the paper to give a much  better display of the advertisements of its clients, and is being  made for the better satisfaction  of the local merchants.  Sir Wilfrid is very fond of  poetry, and, so we are informed,  is perpetually quoting, since the  slaughter on Sept 21:  "And the stately ships go on  To their haven under the hill.  But, 0 ! for the touch of a vanished  hand  And   the  sound  of a  voice   that  is  still."  Of course, it is generally recognized that the' 'vanished hand''  is that of President Taft; but the  "stately ships" are certainly not  thought to have any reference to  the Canadian "navy." The  "voice" is presumed to be that of  Messrs. Paterson and Fielding.  A gentleman who has travelled  all over the continent of America  made the remark at the Cold-  water hotel yesterday: "In the  course of my thirty years of travel, I have neve come across a  better climate, taking it all round,  than you have in the Nicolavalley.  I am a natural observer of things  and conditions, and this is the  conclusion I have come to.  A. B. KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS :-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  Take notice that the people decided the question. -Their power  is sovereign; their voice supreme.  STAND BY LOCAL MERCHANTS  This paper-believes in the patronizing home industries, and for  that reason home merchants and  home industries of every character receive the patronage of the  News���and .should; receive the  patronage of everyone of the residents of Merritt. There are  excellent reasons for this. The  home business man pays the  heeviest taxes to the city, and,  moreover, he contributes to the  welfare of the community by his  donations to every movement  that is for its benefit. He is  always ready with his time and  hi3 money to advance the best  interests of the district in which  he resides, and it is this spirit,  this liberality, this loyalty to  home interests that makes western towns grow as they do.  Every man who owns a foot of  property in Merritt, and every  man who holds a position in the  city, should bear in mind that it  is the patronage of home industries that gives added value to  property and insures permanency to their positions.  Give  the   home   merchant   a  jihance.   ^TAfter you compare tKFquSlity  of the goods and the price, take  into consideration the cost of  freight and express and the fact  that when you buy at home you  can see what you are getting,  you will readily conclude that it  will pay to buy where your interests lie. This is the best way to  build up Merritt and its environments, and thereby increase the  prosperity which she is now enjoying and will continue toenjoy  to a much greatea extent in the  future.  No man loves his neighbor  more than the Canuck loves the  Yankee, but Johnnie believes in  keeping a button on his henr  house door nevertheless.  The reciprocity papers showed  that their hearts were_in_the  right place in one sense���not one  of our Liberal exchanges came  but.in mourning border, or inverted column rules, on the morning  after the slaughter. :���  NOT OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE  The average "Yankee" loves  his brag as a Dutchman loves his  beer. The other day at the Cold-  water hotel a recent arrival from  over the line, who had come to  the Valley of Sunshine to take up  land, was enjoying a social glass  with a newly made acquaintance  ���the latter a "native," by the  way��� and Mr. Blank,soon commenced to boost up the States  like a fake speeler at a ^country  fair. The sturdy son of Western  Canada listened for some time,  with only a stray ejaculation  thrown in occasionally, and finally���when Jhe "Yank" tacked  for wind���said: "Say, neighbor,  what in the name of Carrie  Nation and labor strikes are you  EDITORIAL NOTES  Although the   News has   no  kick coming in the matter of obtaining legitimate news from the  residents of the valley, still there  are some who will only impart information when it reflects to their  own   benefit, or advertisement.  There are people who will say to  you: "Now here is an item for  your paper: say that Jack Jones,  or Si. Perkins has done me an injustice, say he is no good,  while  I always act like a prince.'' Fine,  isn't it?   It is cases  like this  which make the newspaperman, s  life lovely.    Report his personal  interests and all is well, but when  news notes are asked for he cannot remember anything new. He  is, as a rule, courteous enough to  ��iy "thank you/ for someper-  By that we don't mean funeral obsequies, but our superior quality of high-grade  lumber, which is absolutely  essential in any building  where beauty and durability  are desired. It's thie stuff  used for base, casing, cornices and all sorts of interior  work; and to insure the best  results should be of proper  color and grain, according to  theuses to which itis applied.  Our finish is manufactured  at our own plant with due  regard to first-class" milling  and drying, and we are anxious to show it to .you and  point put its advantages-  natural color and grain���  which cannot be secured in  lumber purchased haphazardly from Tom, Eick or  Harry. A look won't cost  you a cent, but may-add dollars to the value of your new  home. Come in. We show  you before you buy.  "There'sNo Place Like Home.'^  Vancouver Lumber  Co., Ltd.  MERRITT; B. C.  CANADIAN  jAbhaSSjL  Western Lines        -       West of Revelstoke  Provincial '  Exhibition  at New  Westminster  Tickets on Sale  October 1  to 5  Good  for Return  *'     to October  10th.  FARES $7.55.  doin** so far away from home and  mother? Did someone throw  grappling hooks onto you and  drag you across the dividing  line, or was you iblown over by:  a Kansas cyclone and still suffering from its windy effects? It's  a shame to see you pinin' away  on a foreign stand, separated  from your milk and honey ane  beef trusts, and I don't mind  flipping a four-bit piece into your  lid to help you pull your freight  back again.    And���".  "Hold on pard." interrupted  the man from the States, ' 'I cave,  but don't take things so serious-  like; I was just trying to entertain you fellows; didn't mean half  wbat I said. This country is alright and I certainly would not be  here if she did not look pretty big  pumpkins to me. Why, if I was  back in the States tomorrow I'd  turn loose the same kind ��of a  speel about British Columbia.  It's a monologue I've got to get  rid of occasionally to feel relieved  of some of the superflusus gas���  and some people seem to enjoy it.  But-"  "Well' w'at- yer- going-to-  have," broke in the Canuck.  "This one on me; I'm next."  P. H. PUFFER  Agent -    "     Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  =-H-WrBRODIE^=  General  Passenger -Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  INCORPORATED 1855.  100 Branches in Ontario, Quebec and  The West.  IDLE MONEY may be deposited until  required.  INTEREST paid on all balances twice  a year.  Every description of Banking Business  transacted.  CAPITAL   -    - '$4,000,000.00  RESERVE   -   .; '$4,944,777.00  MERRITT gRANCH  A. N. B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  THAT LITTLE PAIN  IN THE BACK  It May Not Be Very Bad, but It Is a Sura  Indication of Weakened Kidneys  You pay life insurance even if you  don't expect to die right away���you do  it to make old ape, comfortable or to  protect  your family.  What about that little pain in your  back? It's your kidneys calling for  health insurance���warning you that old  age will not be comfortable���that Rheumatism or Diabetes, will afflict you  ultimately.  You think you are strong and can  afford to neglect it, and that you will be  all right in a day or so. Perhaps you  will, and if it never recurs you are no  worse off, but the kidneys have a well-  known habit of repeating offences of  that sort. . _ # -  Why not insure your kidneys against  future trouble by taking a good kidney  prescription like Nyal'B Stone Root  Compound? That is just as reasonable  as life insurance. Your freedom from  well-developed kidney trouble in later  years will bring your family more happiness and satisfaction than receiving a  cheque from your life policy.  Nyal's Stone Root Compound is a  scientific product with a record that  earns your respect.  The cost���a dollar a big> bottle���ia  trifling as an insurance against' future  trouble. A strong man hates a bottle  of medicine, but the strong men are  just as easy victims of kidney trouble  as the weak ones.  If you try this remedy we know you  will be pleased. Nyal.-Remedies we sincerely believe to be the best medicine  values offered. 9  r  Plumbing and  SteanT^ittihg  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP ��� Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  |  Wish to sell and sell  anything  you   wish  to buy.  I Kennedy &  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  .J  Ha mess and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best' of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  Agent   for   Mendelsolm  and  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola ��� Merrill  Victoria Rooms  McDonald Block       :     Quilchena Ave  Finest Furnished Modern Rooms in the  City.  All outside rooms and well lighted by  electricity.  For rent by day week or month.  mrs. j. a. Mcdonald  Proprietress.  t  JOE   HOLLER.  OTTO   NITZE'  GO   WITH   THE  BUNCH TO THE  RUNSWICK  Choice Tobaccos, Cigars, Cigarettes, Pipes.  Fruits, Candies and Soft Drinks:  VOGHT ST. ������.,9Jf:rAsrt?..TH��r�� MERRITT  OPPOSITE THE  SUNSHINE   THEATER.  The Star Restaurant  '���"-      Voght Street,   Merritt.  The place where you get juat what  you   want,   and just   the   way   you  want it, at any time you want it.  Have you tried the Star Yet?  STEEL & FALCONER  ���...,       ' yy.'z''    '���'������ Proprietors.  \  Merrill Livery and Peed Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses.    Express meets  all trains.   Buggies for hire.  A. J. COUTE&, Prop.,  Merritt, B. .C  Joseph Guichon, sr.' was in  town on Wednesday from Quilchena.  jgk little study of the printing question  "^ right now will convince you that the  work turned out by us is just as neatly  executed as you can-get in the large city  shops, and by patronizing us you can have  a proof of your work before it is printed.  The Nicola Malley News  PHONE 25-    MERRITT, B. C  ��� SEE   THE  FOR LIVERY, EXPRESS & DRAY WORK  WE CAN MOVE,YOUR  PIANO,   HOUSEHOLD  FURNITURE OR  YOUR   HOUSE. CONTRACT WORK A SPECIALTY  WOOD FOR SRLE  GEO.   RICHES'    OLD    STAND  COUTLIE AVENUE        -       -        REAR DIAMOND VALE  STORE  Nicola Valley  r  -Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^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  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  MERRITT, B. C.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL  WORK   GUARANTEED  FIRST-CLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to  handle any  kind  of Building Construction  Work  erritt  DEALERS IN  Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Lime,  Cement and all kinds building  material.  Lumber Yard'and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.^  THEFINE8T HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  (COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINESAND LIQUORS  . McInTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C;  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.   i  The choicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop. i���i Udulto  Friday; October 6,  1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  vj  ��>t1  NOTICE OF SITTING  OF  COURT OF REVISION.  Corporation of City of Merritt  Assessment Roll, 1911.  The date of sitting of the Court of  Revision has been fixed by a Resolution  of the City Council for November 7, at  10 o'clock in the forenoon; Mayor  Eastwood and Aldermen Reid, Boyd,  ���Jackson and Munro being appointed to  hold the said Court.  7 Notice of any complaint in reference  to 1911 assessment, stating the ground  of such complaint, must be given in  writing to the Assessor at least 10 days  before the date of the sitting of the  said first Court of Revision.  Complaints will be heard in the order  received. :";  > H. PRIEST,  -36 Assessor.  WATER   NOTICE  We, the Inland Development Company, Limited, incorporated under the  Companies Act of 1910, with head office  at Penticton. in British Columbia, give  notice that on the 21st day of October,  1911, it intends to apply to the Water  Commissioner, at his office in Ashcroft,  in the District of Yale, for a license to  take and use four (4) cubic feet of water  per second from the South Branch of  the West Branch of Otter Creek, in the  Yale Division of Yale District.  The water is to be taken from the  said Creek about 500 feet from its mouth,  about one and a half miles from main  ���Otter Creek, and is to be used on the  land adjoining on said creek and adjacent territory for industrial purposes.  The Inland Development,  "Company, Limited.  -36        By R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  MINERS'   EXAMINATION  Below will be found the complete list of the examination of  miners for certificates in the various divisions:  FIRST CLASS  Howell John, Merritt.  SECOND CLASS  Hugh Osborne, Merritt; John  B. Brown, Merritt; A. W. Courtney, Princeton.  THIRD  CLASS  William Archibald, Thos. Arch-  ibals' John R. Jobling, Alex.  Livingstone, ��J. J. Taylor, Jas.  Fairfoull, W. 0. .Ross, Wm. W.  Clarkston, Hollis Camamille, R.  Baxter, J. McDonald, Peter Meyers and Thos, Burries, all of Merritt; |Thos. J. Fitzpatrick and  Root. Guurlay, of Princeton.  The examinations, which were  all completed yesterday, after  several days of writing, were  held in Merritt under the supervision of Thos. Boyce, of Vancouver Island, and Andrew  Brydon, superintendent of the  Goal Hill Syndicate.   .  The results of the exams, will  be announced in about two weeks.  PUBLIC HIGHWAYS.  PRVINCE of BRITISH COLUMBIA  NOTICE  is  hereby given   that   ill  Public Highways in  unorganized  Districts, and  all  main Trunk  Roads  in  organized Districts  are  sixty-six feet  wide, and have a width of thirty-three  feet on each side of the mean straight  centre line of the travelled road.  THOMAS TAYLOR,  Minister of Public Works.  Department of Public Works,  Victoria, B. C, July 7th, 1911.      -35  A.F.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  -Reid's Hall  the second  Tuesdayofeach  month at 8 p.  m. Sojourney-  ng brothers cordially invited.  M. L. Grimmett,      Fred S. Gay  ^W. M. Secretary.  All changes tor advertisements ap  pearing in the Nicola Valley News,'  must ba in the hands of the print  en no later than Wednesday night  No guarantee can otherwise be siren  that the jBhaogw will bt made.  "PUBLIC INQUIRIES ACT"  His Honour the Lieutenant-Govenor  'in Council has been pleased  to appoint  Ihe  Honorable   Albert   Edward   Mc-  Phillips, K. C, President of theExecu-  ^tive=Gouncil ;^t h e=Konorable=Friee  Ellison, Minister of Finance;  Charles  Henry Lugrin, of the City of Victoria,  Esquire; and William Harold Malkin.of  the City of Vancouver, Esquire, to be  -Commissioners under the "Public Inquiries Act" for the purpose of inquiring  into and reporting upon  the operation  of the  "Assessment Act, 1908," with  respect to its practical bearings on the  : financial requirements of the Province.  The  said  Commissioners   will   hold  their meetings on the dates and at the  places.mentioned hereunder, namely:���  Victoria  at the  Executive  Counci  Chamber,   Parliament    Buildings.  Monday and Tuesday, 25th and 26th  s    :   September at 10 a.m.  AttheCourt-  :' houseor the Government Office  at  '  the following places:.--  Nanaimo, Wednesday and Thursday,  27th and 28th September.  "    Vancouver, Friday and Saturday, 29th  and 30th September.  New     Westminister, ; Monday,   2nd  October.  ��� Revelstoke; Wednesday, 4th October  Golden, Thursday,' 5th October.  '���;    Cranbrook, Saturday, 7th October.  X   Fernie, Monday, 9th.October.  Nelson, Wednesday, 11th October.  Rossland,. Thursday, 12th October.  . -Grand Forts, Friday, 13th October.  Princeton, Saturday, 14th October.  MeVritt; Monday, 16th October.        ���  Ka'rnloops, Tuesday, 17th October.  ���;     Summerland, Thursday, 19th October  Penticton, Friday, 20th October.  Kelowna, Saturday, 21st October. ,'  ��� Vernon, Monday, 23rd October.  ' ��� It 'is requested that all persons who  are interested in the matter aforesaid,  and who desire to be heard, will not fail  to be present at the meetings of the  Commissioners.  PRICE ELLISON,  Chairman.  Treasury Department,  13th September, 1911. 36  A.W. McVittie  DOMINION &  PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  Subdivision Work a   Specialty.  Offices with John Hutchison Co.  MERRITT, B. C.  THE CITY  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  Proprietor.  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  for  a good square meal.   Best  accomodation and comfort  of  Rate $1.50 per day  Notice to Contractors  School, Spence's Bridge, ���-'  SEALED TENDERS, superscribed  'Tender for School-houEe, Spence's  Bridge," will be received by the Honourable the Minister of Public Works  up to 12 o'clock noon of Wednesday,  the 18th day of October, 1911, for the  erection and completion of a large one-  room frame school-house at Spence's  Bridge, in the Yale Electoral District,  B. C  Plans, specifications, contract/ and  forms of tender may be seen on and  afterthe 28ih day of September, 1911,  at the offices of A. Clemes, Esq., Secretary of the School Board, Spence's  Bridge, B. C.: the Government Agent,  Ashcroft and Nicola; and the Department of Public Works, Parliament  Buildings, Victoria.  Each proposal must be accompanied  by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of  Canada, made payable to the Honourable the "Minister of Public Works, for  the sum of $350, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline to  enter into contract when dblled upon  to do so, or if he fail to complete the  work contracted for. The chexues or  certificates of deposit of unsuccessful  tenderers will be returned to them upon the execution of the contract.  Tenders will not be considered unless  made out on the form supplied, -igned  with the actual signature of the tenderer,'and enclosed in the cnyelopes-  furnished.  The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted  J. R GRIFFITH,  Public Works Engineer.  Puplin Works Department,  Victoria, B. C, Sept. 25th, 1911.  DROWNING   FATALMY  A drowning fatality occurred  near tee west end bridge"pn.Sat-  urpay atternopn, the victim'Beirig  a man named A. Barti, who was  lupposed to be a German and  who came here from Merritt.-  While no one apreais to have  seen him actually enter the river,  he was scon by iassersby on the  Population is y  Eight Millions  Canada Show*  Large Increase  Since Last Census.  Canada's fifth census, begun  in the month of June, has been  completed and the official figures  will be made public within a few  days, as soon as the returns are  in from the fiar-off Yukon and  northwest districts.  While the figures in hand will  not be given out in detail, many  of the facts disclosed by the census were available today. First  among these is the fact that Canada's total population is Well up  to the eight million mark, which  enthusiastic prophets had foretold.  The returns show that Toronto  and Montreal have made the  largest gain in population. The  former has the greatest percentage of gain, and the latter the  largest gain in numbers. The  Maritine provinces. New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have not  grown as have Quebec arid other*  provinces, but that they have  more than held their own is  about as strong as the census officials will put it.  The gains in New Brunswick  and Nova Scotia were confined  practically to Halifax and the  mining sections, Prince Edward  Island has practically stood still.  The province of Quebec will show  large gains all around, both in  town and country.   All the cities  and towns incrersed, and toe increase included the rural  districts. V  In Ontario the   population of  the rural districts has fallen off,  notably in Western Ontario, from  which there has been a large migration to the west since the last  census.   This  has been   partly  offset  by a great increase  of  population in northern Ontario';  in the four districts of Nipissing,  East  and  West   Algoma    and  Rainy River  and Thunder Bay,  where the population has more  than doubled.  All the western provinces show  great gains, the largest percentage of gain being credited to Alberta. The cities of Winnipeg  and Calgary show the largest  gains of any of the western  cities,  : Archibald Blue, chief of the  census and statistics, bureau,  said .hat a glance at the figures  relating to manufactures showed  many surprising gains, and instanced the city of Hamilton;  Ontario, whose manufacturers  have increased more than 100  per cent., sinbe the last, census:  Mr. Blue said the cities of Montreal and Toronto would 'show  similar gains,  y  The census of the district along  the west shore of Hudson Bay  and west to the, height of land  was taken under the direction of  the Royal Northwest Mounted  Police; and is complete, showing  a population of $1,500 Eskimos  anefllndians, and a few white  and half-breed trappers. The  enumerators there and in the  Yukon and northwest districts  had to travel thousands of miles  by canoe and,horseback and on  foot.* In some remote sections  of=the-far=north=the-duties=were  performed by missionaries and  men of the Hudsou Bay company.  The census of the Arctic waters  was taken by Captain Brenier.  the explorer, who has. just returned.  The. large increase in the province of Quebec will raise the  bosis of representation in the  House of Commons from 25,000  to 30,000. This will result in  Nova Scotia and New Brunswick  each losing two seats and Prince  Edward Island losing one seat.  Ontario will certainly gain no  members and lose one or two.  The provinces ,west of Lake  Superior will gain about 27 additional members, which will increase the members, which will  increase the membership of the  House of Commons, after redistribution, from 221 to 241  members. ;  bridge swimming down stream.  He attempted to catch hold of  one of the bridge piers but the  current is very strong there and  he could not retain his hold a; d  was swept through the bridge,  still swimming and finally entered an eddy. The people on the  bridge saw hi m but he gave no  sign of distress or that he was  in neep of help. Suddenly he  disappeared beneath the surface  and failing to reappear an alarm  was given. Diligent search failed to lead to the recovery of the  body. His clothes were found  neao the piling above the bridge  where he had 'disrobed before  going info, his last swim.���Kamloops Standard.  TIE YOURSELF  Every school boy knows that  a kite will not fly unless there  is a string tying it down. It is  just so in life. The man who is  tied down by half a dozen blooming responsibilities and their  mother will make a higher,  stronger fight than the bachelor,  who having nothing to keep  him steady, is always floundering in the mud. If you want to  ascend in the world, tie yourself  to somebody.  The people of Merritt arid district are cautioned not to use  water from the Coldwater River  for Drinking Purposes, unless  it is thoroughly boiled.  Cases of sickness have recently been traced to this source.  Parents   should   warn   their  children.  G.H. TUTILL,  85        MEDICAL HEALTH OFFICER,  Public Notice  The Voters List for the  Civic Elections to be held in  January 1912 i s now  being compiled, any person  possessing  I the necessary qualifications and making  IS J a declaration to  that effect; before  a  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the best.  In every department we aim to please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL TRADE A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  Geo. McGruther, Prop.  Merritt, B. C  .I-J  M. L. ORBMMETT, LL.B.  Butiitv and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Magistrate, Justice of the Peace, Notary Public ,or the City Clerk, and delivering such, declaration to the City Clerk  at his office on Voght Street, opposite  the Public School within 48 hours after  making such declaration will be entitled  to have his or her name entered on the  Yoters list.  Any person male or female, being a  British [subject of the full age of 21  years and having taken out a Trade Licence in the city or Merritt of-not less  than five dollars value per year, or who  is a househoulder in the City-of Merritt  can have their name entered on the  Voters list on making and delivering to  the City Clerk the declaration above  mentioned.  '��� Property owners whose names are on  the last revised assessment roll will be  entitled to vote without making any  such declaration.  ; Declaration forms may bejiad on application fo the City Clerk. '.-���'.-  The Voters list will be closed on October 31st 1911.  H. Priest .  City Clerk.  THE 08LOST!  VERNON, B.C.  COOPER  General Contractor of Plastering  BRICK, STONE, CEMENT BLOCKS AND  GENERAL CEMENT WORK.  ALL WORK NEATLY AND PROMPTLY EXECUTED  PRESSED CEMENT STEPS, GRAVE STONES,  FENCE POSTS, ETC.  STATI  VERNON, B.C.  have a very fine assortment of  FRUIT TREES  ORNAMENTAL AND SHADE TREES  AND SHRUBS.  BUDDED STOCK A SPECIALTY  All trees offered for sale are grown in our own nurseries on  the Coldstream Estate.  General Agent,       V.D.CURRY,       Vernon, B. C  1  Phone 37  P. O. Boz 7  & Clarke  Bakers and Confectioners.  ,   MANUFACTURERS OF  ���7 " /.        '-������.-.���".' .,'...���.  All kinds of Chocolates and  GenerakCandy.  All Goods Made at Kamloops and MerrittSFactories.  -&>  'S  i  Situated in the heart of the  Tulameen.  One of the riches coal and  mineral sections of British  Columbia.  Why not the future smelting centre of B. C. ?  Inexhaustable coal deposits.  Mineral and water power  adjacent to the town.  2000 ton plant will he  under construction in about  60 days.    200 coke ovens  The Hand  That Cooks  The Dinner  is the hand that rules the world.  In spite of what they say about  "cradles", the stove is the all-important factor in "home-rule."   A  MNEr-DXFDRI  Chancellor  is the best guarantee that the "hand", will lietp your home moving in the  right direction of economy and health''- v;  'Please call and see our line of tiURNEY-OXFORD STOVES and  RANGES that are built and sold on/fypnor..) The Chancellor and Imperial  Oxford are equipped with the Oxford Economizer. Come and let us  show you how this marvellous device saves time and fuel by a single touch  of the lever; howit holds fire, and directs odors up the chimney.  .. The Dividing Oven Strip guides heat equally all over the oven���a  fine baking insurance. The Reversible Grate saves time and fuel-waste.  These, with other star features niafce us proud to show the Gurney-Oxford  line. Design���finish���workmanship���all these details  we want to demonstrate to your entire satisfaction.  sraswvsg  Merritt  Company.  arranged tor.  $30,000 Hotel nearly completed.  Great Northern   Ry.  will  have its rails laid into town  inside of 30 days.  Then watch COALMONT  grow.  Lots only $175 to $550.  See   Williamson   and   get  plans and particulars.  Next Door to Coldwater Hotel  Williamson & Turner  Sole Agents.  COALMONT, B. C.  I  I  .4*  ,��' tf ���  .   J *   ���������!          v   w       p    ^������b           jm     an         vnmw      j-    T h Mi  t.           ��� ������    ^   ���*           aj- i>^ ��������        ��T ����� �����*-    *   .rn. iTi,   ��    ���  -   *..=._ .?���___       A   _ JL         -~ ���       ���   ____   ��,������= _    T      *_  "TP      t 1 4       T  9       "��  m ���" ���* if* r !���    ��- -  m j~f ��� rti   i"��rt m i -*r "��� ���  ** 5/���*"���** -^  ** P    -v*J|  ��� 1 -        .-   r^       ���      p���  -rx. *���- -"^.j-- ,ai"j -��� ^*- r    ��� ���    ^��� ��       n    r*      -p- r >.     ������     ..     ��� ���   t i * rn   ���������������" ������ ^ -uw- r        ��� ��� ������     ��� r  l��� t.H i   *    n.��� -..'������' "b   -"������   r   -'....,  - ^ .--   ������ , ��   .    - ,   ^e,;-.   -^ ���>���'-        -��� -        ���    .- -��� ^^ *.|r.~  > t, -^--g- -'    ��� ����� _������* -^     ������ >���-��.����� ��*���.  p  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  "Gemmill &��� Rankine Have It"  Webb's and Lowney-s  We are" specialists in high grade confectionery.  As a result of such specializing we have gotten  together the nicest stock of goods ever shown  here. The stock is fresh, well chosen, and is'  kept clean.    The price will suit your pocket.  Gemmill & Rankine  Druggists..  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  .'E. Fyall was  up  from  Lower  Nicola yesterday.  .Billy Kettyls arrived  in town  last week from Washington state.  A. Stewart, of the Canford  sawmill, spent Saturday and Sunday in the metropolis.  Harry Howard, who has just  completed a timbering contract  for the Kettle Valley, lines, is now  employed with Smitn & Riches in  the livery and drayirig business  R.   Laird,     of    Minneapolis,  Minn., was in the  valley for  a  few days this weejc.    He is  one;  of the remain shareholders in the  Pacific Coast Collieries company.  Mir. Laird spent a couple of  days of his visit at Canford looking after interests there.     ���'  H.  C.  Rollins, who last week  resigned his   position   at... Armstrong's store, departed for tfee  coast on  Sunday last,   where he,'  has secured another position. JIVIr.  Rollins   was tendered a social^  supper* on Saturday evening by  the numerous friends he has made  during his residence in Merritt.  Mr;- and Mrs^   P. W.   Crowder  of Aspen Grove were in town the  week, on, a purchasing trip.   Mr.  Crawder reports everything in  fine condition in that seetion.'  Plastering work on the hew  hospital building is" under way.  Duncan Finlayson, late of Vancouver, has thecontract and is  making a thorough and "satisfactory job of it.  J. G. Thyne arid wife returned  from a trip to the coast Tuesday  and left the following day for  their ranch at Otter Flat.  G. B. Armstrong is on a few  days business trip to Vancouver,  leaving yesterday.  Wm. Murray, who is in the real  estate business at Vancouver, returned to the coast yesterday.  Monty Winny, brother of the  late R. Winny, is now in charge  of the latter's estate at Nicola.  Otto Nitze of the Brunswick  pool room, spent a few days this  week at Vancouver and Victoria  on business.  Jos. N.iblock, of Calgary, was  in town s eoupleof days this week,  with a view uto investing in the  valley.  Wm. Mclntyre, proprietor of  the Coldwater hotel, who left  Sunday on a business trip to the  coast, returned oh Wednesday  evening.  W. E. Brown returned yesterday from Coalmont to look after  his barber business here. He  has his business at Coalmont in  running order.  Don't forget about the boxing  contest in Menzies' hall on the  16th. inst. The event will be a  big surprise to most local people  as to the quality of the match..  F. Slough, of the A. E. Howse  Company, who went to the coast  Sunday, has returned, accompanied by his wife, who. has been  visiting Vancouver friends for \a  few weeks. .-'*  R. J. McGregor has completed  the painting of the Reid block,  and the work has been done with  a keen eye to the artistic, making  the building look about 400 per  cent, better.  Mrs. F. Baker, ,of Ashcroft,'  who has been, visiting her mother  at Mammette lake for the past  few months,-was in town Tuesday, accompanied by her sister,  Miss Sophie Steffens.  D. Tiversidge and wife arrived  in town last week from the coast  and for the present are stopping  at the Coldwater. Mr. Tiversidge is a civil and mining engineer and is now employed with the  Nicola Valley Coal &iCoke Co;   ���:  Ben Browitt and Jim Ellis  spent a few days this past week  on a duck hunting trip.to Minnie  lake. They returned with well-  filled bags.  Members of the Orange order  are requested to turn out in force  at the meeting in the Reid building tomorrow night.  Mrs. Wm. Berkley, who has  been ill from pneumonia for the  past couple of weeks, is now out  of danger and rapidly convales-  ing.  Mr. and Mrs. J. Darragh, who  have been visiting their son here,  TErLTT^arragnTlfSrthrpast^fevr  months, left on Saturday for their  home in New Brunswick.  Rev. Thos. Walker, who; is  visiting friends at Port Hammond  is reported to be rapidly recovering from the effects of his recent  severe accident and may be able  to again resume his pastorial  duties in the course of three or  four weeks.  The Merritt 'Mercantile has a  large advertising sign erected  upon the .vacant corner lot.. next  Gemmill & Rankin's. It is very  conspicuous and well arranged in  every detail. Oley Garness had  the contract.    j  T. J. Fitzpatrick, Princeton,  formerly proprietor of the Park  hotel at Banff, was in town this  week writing on the miners'  examinations. Robt. Gourlay  and=ArWrGourtney-were=also=in  from Princeton writing on ��� the  examinations.  Dr; R. H. Ker who has been  connected with the Kettle Valley  line for the past year has left for  the Penticton end, but may be  back here again in the spring.  While-at this end of the construction line Dr. Ker performed  his duties with the greatest of  satisfaction.'  Ed. N. Clark, late editor of  the Merritt Herald arrived in  town the middle of the week and  is renewing old acquaintances.  Since leaving the metropolis he  has covered a considerable  stretch. He has been back at his  old athletic proclivities and while  away won a wager of one thops-  and dollars by walking 500 miles  in twelve days over rough  country.  Mr. and Mrs. G. Riches left  yesterday for Vancouver, and  will be away for a few days.  While at the coast Mrs. Riches  will have her left hand,operated  on. A short time ago, while busy  at a sewing machine, a needle  broke and a portion of it pierced  the palm of her hand. The member has troubled her ever since,  and the operation will be'for the  purpose of having the fraction of  needle removed. ' ' ���  Col. Robt. Stevenson passed  through Merritt last week eh  route for Princeton. He just  came in from the Big Plateau  claim. - He goes to Coquilhalla  Pass this week to locate, if-possible, a claim he, staked forty years  ago. The Princeton Star says  the veteran is still hale and  hearty.        ' ~  Captain W. M. Pellew has beeri  here for a few days with the.hy-  drographical survey,'which has  been doing such goodwork lately  for property owners in connection with water rights.���a full  report of which recently appeared in the News. Capt. Pellew  was stationed^ at Esquimalt in  1877.'.... He obtained his title in the  marine, .mercantile.-:service;- and-,  has been air over thie globe.- He  is now a navy pensioner and a  most .agreeable and interesting  old gentleman to meet.  Mrs. M. L. Grimmett and two  youngest children left by Sunday's train on a- week's visit to  friends in Vancouver. Mr. Grim-  mett=left-yesterday^to=joiri=them  and expects to be back tomorrow  or Sunday evening at the latest.  . No man should 'borrow the  local papers from his neighbor.  He should read his own. Subscribe for the News and become  tetter acquainted with what is  going on in the Nicola Valley.  An inspection of the Squadron  "D" of :the B. C. Horse* was  made on Sunday. The parade  through the streets was good and  attracted considerable attention ���  Wm. Glass, ai Quilchena bachelor, attended a wedding of^  friends of his at Kamloops < last'  Tuesday, it seems to be -< quite  evident that Mr. Glass is averse  to such affairs. At any rate he  made the remark thiat.it gave hint  a "pane."  D. J. Sutherland," road superintendent, is in town with several  of his-foremen. There is to be  considerable more work done in  the district before snow flies.  Mrs. Z. Kirby returned from the  coast Sunday, "Mr. and Mrs. Kirby are taking , up a permanent  residence here.  The post-office'business will in  future ;be conducted at the old  pool room on Voght street, back  of the old Coldwater hotel. The  removal of the fixtures "will be  made Sunday next. Owing to  illness, Donald Macphail resigned  from his appointment as assistant  postmaster, and the work at pre  sent" will be- done -by Walter  Langstaffe.  ��� Since the defeat of the Laurier  government, it is quite positive  that the Hon. J. Peck. McSwain  is leaving the country for good  and all, but, with all due respects  to our contemporary, it is a wrong  report that his mail in future  should be addressed to Canton,  China. No deep sea water route  for Peck���especially when the  equinocial gales are on. Peck  having no particular use for  water, but being extremely anxious to get to Patagonia, South  America, he has decided to make  use of ~ Teddy Roosevelt's canal  through the Isthmus of Panama.  Mr. McSwain, who is known generally as the noted pioneer poet-  prihter-philosopher-philanthropy  ist-pedistrian of British Columbia, expects toLbe on His way tomorrow and will leave many a sad  sorrowing deuce of hearts behind.  CHURCH NOTICES  ���   CATHOLIC   CHURCH  On Sunday, ;Oct. 15th, at 10  a. m.. Mass ; at 2 p. m.,-Catechism and . Holy Bible; at 7  p. m, Blessing of the Way of the  Cross"and"Benediction7 .   :,'"  Rev. Jas.- Wagner, O.M.I!  ������"'."   ;"���     .'o������������"- '������;������'.  COALMONT ITEMS,   y  Coalmont's population celebrated the cross-cutting of the No.  1 seam of coal iby the big tunnel  at a depth of 1-500 feet, cutting  15 feet of high-grade clean .coal  arid at this writing the face ot-  the tunnel is still in coal. There  yet remain fivejmore seams to be  cross cut, the j width of which  varies from 10 ito 80 feet. This  assures the continuity of the coal  field to an enormous depth, ;not  only as to quantity but also  (which is just as important) as  to quality.  yThe Great Northern R. -R,  construction gangs are now,; at;  work''in town) preparing Jthe  grade for the rails,; building side  tracks. The coal company have  letthe'conl^ctyl^or.-^he^^adJing  to the side of the tipple arid coke  ovens, ts They also 'are rushing  the; building of 'the :��� tramway; to  the mine in brd|sr-to be ready^to  ship, on construction of the tipple,  which VilL Jia*\|e^  2,000 tonis'eveW'fiight hours, y ,  <>'*<���*,���.--,, us&���< ��� ;y-";P^y^.-7' "\tv ���������������  '<*��� Mr; E; E. Carnpbell, representing Jthe Granby��*|lining? and  Smelting ^eompjariyT" is'���" riowi|in  Coalmont^pngbusm  their future supply of coke.     '"*  <* y  s  PRUMQTi-^<StO^ $,   l&ll  ^s=  IS**  We have in stock a large assortment  of the latest Suits consisting of  cotch and English  Worsteds,  cotch Tweeds  \��  ast Indigo Serges.  are making a large reduction on  prices of  Suits this  week to  make  room for our winter stock.  This fs the time to get your new suit  at a reduced price-   GENERAL PROVIDERS  New Howse Block  Quilchena Avenue  The town is progressing well  in spite of thfev'fiact that it is  'i^lrhtist Impossible to secure lumber until the rails are in.  . yy.yyy.'* .oyvvruy"-  .t Eight^usiness places.are now  in 'cpiitse: , of ; construction.  Messrs^, Ryan -.,&:',.Marcotte are  rushingy their/. splendid. three-  story^hotel to compietipn and ex-  pecttto' he;open( fo^^business in  thirty; da^fThe'^.^t'N6rtW*n  J^ilway expect; to have cars running into Coalmbnt witkin three  orifour w��^lcs. ������'���'  THE STIRLING CASE  In connection with the Joe.  Stirling inquest case, reported  in the News a couple of weeks  ago, Chas. Falconer was arrested Monday. by Chief Constabje  Brown, upon advice from the  chief provincial officer, Colin S,  Campbell, whose headquarters  are at Victoria, on. charge of  manslaughter. City Msgistrate  Morgan and Justice of the Peace  Boyd sat upon the case and decided that they were jnstifled in  holding Mr. Falconer for trial in  $2000 bail. The surietifsywere  forthcoming. The trial will.ii?orrie  up at the fall/assizes ai Kamj^oops  the latter, portion of this mcfnth.  ���o���r-  AYfred Hprhi^bftl?yCh^ returned frqm^^/tjip- to Great  Falls,v Montana^ '-He is ���tikipg  up soriie fan ii in* the ^��lley and  will have his family oyer in abolit  tKipge vveeks. ..������-* ������','"  Fred  on  is!in Vancouver

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