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 MERRITT, B. C.,JOCTOBER.20 1911  seen  ITS-'--O  yercoats Shown  ere?  There's nothing  to he gained bywa^  ting till every other  man in town has  selected his Pall Suit  before - choosing  yours. ..  Ti*-RefornV  Glothing  Styles are absolutely correct in every  way.. Nothing extreme. Refinement  in every line.  The Young Man  -".;' and^the  Middle-age Man  will find types suitable to their years  CITY FATHERS  WILL BORROW  Money to be Raised For Municipal Buildings.  At the meeting of the city  council held last Monday evening  there were present Mayor Eastwood and Aldermen Reid, Jackson, Munroe and McMillan.  There was little work before  the chamber board the main item  of business being the adoption of  a plan to borrow money for the  erection of municipal buildings  and for the further extension of  the road improvements which  have been going ahead of late.  This matter cannot be touched  however, until after the sitting  of the Court of Revision on Monday, Nov. 6th. when the assessment roll will have its final completion.  With the issuing of the necessary debentures, the council will  be enabled to go along with the  schemes they have in hand for  the further improvements for the  benefit of the city.  Prices  $ 15.00 to $25.00  Mrs. Dr. Tutill, who, has charge  of several of the arrangements,;  assures us that there will be nothing left undone to provide a  very sociable time for one and all.  The price of admission to the  concert, dance and supper is very  low���$1 for gentlerrien, and 50c  for ladies. A big turn-out is naturally anticipated.  ��� '���o-y ���������  THE BIG F|ED  Under the auspices of L. O. L.  No. 1701, a grand -fowl supper  and dance will be- given upon  Tuesday Nov. 7th. y  The dancing will commence at  8 o'clock p.m., and the supper at  ii; 7<  .Tickets for both ladies and  gents, are placed at $3per couple  In addition there will be a concert given by some of ther best  talent.  The reputation of,the local L.  O. L- for good entertainments  is well known to be of a superior  class, and without doubt every  seat in the house will be filled  upon this occasion.    ;  Neckwear for Men.  We have just received a large shipment  comprising the latest novelties, and we go  so far as to predict that you'll count if the  choicest collection cf Neckwear ycu've seen  ������&?-?j  I  ��� ~r\m  use  St  -'-*  ���i.T-sL-E.,**--  CALICO BALL  The Ladies Guild of the Church  of England are to hold what promises to.be a very enjoyable entertainment in Menzies' hall upon  the evening of the 31st. urist.  lit will be In the nature of a Hallowe'en Masquerade Calico Ball  and supper.  The occasion will undoubtebly  be a most enjoyable one, for the  ladies are sparing no pains to  make a pronounced success.  There will be everything in the  entertainment line that thd'heart  could desire at this function.  Hallowe'en festivities is generally recognized occasion for  amusement and fraternizing in  good spirit, and there is no doubt  but that the cheer which is to be  prodfiTced bpori'this'dfceSBiori' -will  meet with a success, as such occasions have met with of yore.  I  DO YOU LIKE A GOOD  CUP OF TEA?  Try a Pound of one of our  New Brands  BROOK BOND  ,-V. .j.'-'-- v,-,   -     - ��� ���  Half Pound Tin 25c.   Pound Tin 50c.   Three Pound Tin $1.25.  MR. DARRAH PASSES AWAY  IN EASTy  ��� News of the death of Mr.  Darrah, father of Mr. and Mrs.  Elmer Darrah. of this city, was  received here on; Thursday morning. Mr. Darrah had succumbed to a severe attack of  pneumonia at his home .in Chip-  man, New Brunswick. Mr.  Elmer Darrah received a telegram eariier in the week notifying him of his father's illness,  so that the news that he had  passed away was not' altogether  unexpected.  The late Mr. Darrah was a  well-known figure in this 'city  during. the past year, .having  come here to join his son a.little  over twelve months'* -ago. .His  widow joined him here last May,  and they-.resided with their-son  and** ''daugMer-i^lawn'-, imTir^the*  30th of laft September; when  they departed for their home in  Chipman. When he left. here  deceased appeared .to be in perfect health, even the strain of  parting from his son but faintly  shadowing a cheery countenance.  -. At the time of his death Mr.  Datrrah was seventy-one years of  age, having been born in Chip-  man, N.B., in 1840: He was  married in Chipman at the age  of twenty-nine. Besides his  widow he leaves two sons and  three daughters : one son in  Vernon, one in Merritt; and one  daughter in Vancouver and two  in Chipman.  "Strongest chains may snap and part,  Mightiest iron rust;  But the chain of Memory,  Binding heart to heart,  Time nor tide can ne'er divide,  Fortune ne'er can part."  R. I. P.  Hospital Meeting Takes Place on  Friday Evening Next  The first annual, meeting of the  directors and committees for the  new Merritt General' Hospital  takes place in the Parish Hall on'  Friday evening, .-.Oct.,i 27th, at 8  o'clock. ��� Treasurer A, W. Strickland, who has. worked so untiringly (in conjunction with the rest  of the directors), for.the establishment of a general hospital  here, appeals most earnestly for a  good muster at this first annual  meeting, on Friday night next.  The whole arrangements in  connection with the erection of  the fine new hospital will be placed before the meeting and those  present will be asked .to appoint  a Board of Directors.fc'r. the ensuing 12 months. "*-  President. ' Chas: Graham,  Treasurer A. W. Strickland and  Secretary Thos. Priest .all-assure  us that the; financial [condition is  in.'a very satisfactory "way. It  should be added, in all fairness,,  that the treasurer has devoted,  much time and labor in the cqlr  lection of subscriptions and donations. The men at the yiarious  collieries have done their ^share  also cand; "come through''^handsomely, and deserve much-credit  for the whole-souled interest they,  have taken irfthe good work. ...  - The directors, however, hope  that the general public will'assist  the treasurer, jn this matter by  paying to him-theyariousanao^un.ts  iwhiehi have; be^j?. promised: -"  yfheLcomplete ..expense, in connection with .th&hospital will exceed $25,000, sothatthe'subsc'r'ib-  ers will understand^ that their  subscriptions-will be most wel-  comely received ��� at the earliest  opportuni.ty.-~ ���.;���,;..; .'-.-:���.:.,   ���  ~'      KI il Cj Cw a y ar \j i *j k.*ju b i��� i y������ hyi��%M���  Half Pound Tin 25c.   Pound Tin 50c.  Ridgeway's 5 O'clock Tea  Half Pound Tin 30c. Pound Tin 60c.  For New and Fresh Groceries Come to us.  l  -o   -r MBUT-JTflMCnPl A I   I1IJ7T���ivrnuivrmni.  T. Brown is opening up tomorrow. Saturday Oct. 21st., a  first class shop over the Palace  Pool Rooms, corner Voght and  Granite avenues. Mr. Brown,  through circulars which he is distributing today invites one and  all to an inspection of his shop.  ���-o-  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  FIFTY AND COSTS  On Tuesday last Archie Young,  well known about this section as  pine cat and railway worker, was  fined $50 and costs for supplying  liquor to Indians.  He was... arrested by Special  iProvincial;Gbn$tablc Sutcliffe on  Monday arid; ^rbught before the  beak next morriing. Archie was  caught in theact'uppn the reserve  and! paid his fine gracefully.  now, so as to be ready for winter.   We c^  assortment at low prices.  -Or  LIMITED.  ���MS  I  i ^������-^ ��"t*7 griT**?' <  H. Priest has disposed of his  photographic business to Charles  F. Hooper, who with his family  has recently anived in the Valley ! from England. Mr. Priest  will take up outdoor photography  in sizes 8 x 10 to 14 x 11. He  fouid the combined duties of  city clerk and photographer too  much to attend to personally,  which caused him to dispose, of  his gallery business.  7 SHORTING^K��W^trr^::T'  The'little parlor game put on  at Menzies' hall-last-Monday  night by the promoter, "Frank-  Barnes, proved to be a very en-  tertainingaffair....   -        '_   ;  The firs't preliminary bout  between Jack Carman and Roy  Bonnyman proved to be about  the best amusement of the eve:  ning. '"The sparring contest was  most agreeably conducted and  resulted in a draw. Both showed  cleverness and went to it as if  they meant business���which, of  course, they didn't.       <  .  Jack. Thomas and Joe Muir  went to the squared circle in the  second preliminary. The former  had Muir outclassed, although  the latter put up a gamey scrap.  The main event, between the  Wisconsin Kid and Clarence E.  Smith, better known as Young  Smith, lasted until about" the  middle of the eighth round,  when Referee Barnes gave the  =decision=to=Smith=upon^alfoul.,  Along with Barnes were S. H.  Sherwood and F. Slough, acting  as judges. ���  The bout was scheduled for  twelve rounds, but, not heeding  the   repeated   warnings of the  referee, the Wisconsin man lost  out as stated above.   Most of  the rounds were about even up,  but Smith showed more class and  had   the   Kid   going in almost  every round but the third, when  the latter seemed to  rally  arid,  considering his weight, could he  have landed one punch he swung,*  might have ended the proceedings.    He was rautioneel by the  referee,   however,   thai it was  not a blood fight but a sparring  riiatch; ... Smith   was   also .cautioned to behave himself in this  line^ and .took  the advice given  With avsmile���but adhered to ,it.  Many thought that .��� the'. V^isr  cohsin   Kid -would -walk���right  through his opponent,,butythere  eerned to be nothing stirring in  MINING IN LILLOOET  J. T. Abbray who was in from  that section this week, says that  Lillooet is going ahead in good  style these days. There are five  mining companies operating at  present. Although most of the  properties are yet in a development stage, the showings made  have exceeded the most sanguine  expectations.  The "Coronation," besides  haying a crew of men on day  wages, have let a contract. "It  is safe to say," says Mr. Abbray,  "that this company will have  sufficient ore blocked out next  spring to keep their mill running  for five years."  The "Lome Amalgamated,"  the ."Pioneer," the "Wayside"  and.the "Comet" companies have  all let contracts also, and some  of these companies have their mill  machinery ordered, and are only  awaiting the completion of the  wagon road before having it hauled in.        ~  If the government rushes ahead  with the wagon road construction  work, next June will see five mills  grinding out the precious metal  that should have been in circulation years ago."  "Mining activities on the Cad-  walder has given an impetus to  prospecting.  Several new "finds have been  made; in other sections. Foremost are White & Co.'s free milling qn Waughton creek; Gibson  ,<& Hamilton's on the south fork  of Bridge river, and a large body  of hematite iron on Whitewater  river, Samples of some of this  ojr.e on being analyzed were found  to contain, according to the expert authority of Mr. Abbray;  Silica,;2.18; Alumina, 1.12; Oxide  of iron, 80.55; metalliciron, 60.35.  ."., There is a large area of unexplored country between Whitewater river and Chilco lake, but  it is too late for prospectors to go  in.there this season. .'  PUBLIC INQUIRI  G0M*MISSI0N SIT  SERIES OF SOCIAL CONCERTS .  The local Methodists have decided upon a series of Saturday evening- entertainments,  coihmencing on Saturday evening  October 21st '-in" ithe church. A  program bf vocal a-d instrumental-music will be given by good  talent. There will be songs, solos,  duots, recitations and readings  rendered. The chair will be  taken each evening by the Rev.  C. F. Connor at 7.30 p. m. A  collection only will be taken and  a fine time is promised for one  and all.  SPECIAL METHODIST SERVICES  On Sunday evening next at 7  o'clock Rev. C. B. Beacrof t pres-  sident of the New Zealand Methodist conference, and representative to the Econimical conference  held at Toronto recently, will  preach.  Rev. Beacroft is a lecturer of  Huch repute-and^wiii^deliveran  address in the church on Monday  evening upon his work and experiences in New Zealand. The  chair will be taken at 7.30 by D.  Dodding of Lower Nicola.  Collection will be taken.  Various   Reports -Were- Heard  At Meeting on Monday.  Arriving from Princeton on  Sunday last, after their, sitting-  at that point, the commissioners  under the Public Inquiries' Act  sat at the Provincial court house  on Monday. They were the Hon.  A. E. McPhillips, K.C, president of the executive council ;.  Hon. Price Ellison, Minister of  Finance; Charles H. Lugrin,  Victoria, and W. H. Malkin of  Vancouver.  The inquiry commission met  for the purpose of reporting on  any objections upon the operations of the "Assessment Act,  1903," with respect to its practical bearings upon the financial  requirements of the province.  Dr. H. B. Grays, Victoria, was  secretary for the commission,  and Frank Ward, Mr. Ellison's  private secretary, was the official stenographer.  The Commissioners heard several suggestions from local men,  which they will give due consideration when their trip through  the province is.completed.  H. S Cleasby suggested a more  equitable distribution of the lar.d  tax, inasmuch as" improved property   was   taxed   the   same   as  "drone"  land   at   present.    He  thought property  tax should be'  eliminated and  the income   tax  substituted;    that    the     school  tax   should     be   adjusted     in  such a manner that unorganized  districts   should   have   to   hear  more of the burden re assistant  schools; that the cost of poll tax  collection was too great.    Several  other matters were also brought  up by Mr. Cleasby, but our limited space will not allow us to en-  numerate each of the subjects.  'They' will   all   appear however  when^jtheyfinal ^report ^iff_given.  out.    '.' ^   \ ���  G. B. Artristrong's main contention was that ��� the personal -  property tax was not properly..  handled, suggestingthat a merchant should not be compelled to  pay taxes on book debts, or, in  other words, goods that had not  been paid for.  Joseph Graham thought the  coal tax too heavy.  M. L. Grimmett spoke on opinions for the welfare of the community.  Each of these gentlemen made  various other suggestions, all of  which were carefully listened to  by the commissioners. As stated before the full report will  appear later. ~"  The  members left fr r Kamloops the same afternoon.   o ���  SOCIAL   GLUB  ORGANISED  Merri't is at last to enjoy the  benefits and privileges of a social  and dramatic club.  =yphe=organising=of==tha_body_  that line, even though--the.....Kid  had about fifteen pounds,,the;'ad-  'vantage.;-1 iri weight.' ���-,Bfith-are  act ivo arfd' clever^ but the^'Kid  constantly covered upwhile>the  Smith, family were "constantly  there, with .the swing'.' and the  agQ-ressiveriess. ' ���    .  ' _  Othftr::"battles" will be pulled  (hff in ihe future.":  ������-.���:, -���> - :; v >. -. u-.  lv-,;.,,,,.._,, . ... ,    ...  ,,. ..:   ;     ... ..-,   .}  Clarence E. Smith is opening  up a first-class cleaning, pressing  andIdyeing works in the building  lateiy vacated by Colin Clalk <n  Quilchena avenue.  .;        r a ���  On Thursday afternoon a small  coterie of local ladies gathered at  the C. P. R. station to bid farewell to Miss Leatha Brookes, who  left' for her home in Bakersfield,  California,  after having stayed  in the valley since last spring.  Among those present were Misses  Mae Marriott, F. Masurat, Doris  and Bertha McGoran, B. V. Cousins,1 B. McNeil, and Edyth Irvine,  also Mr. Sherwood. 7 On Wednesday evening  Miss .Brookes was  the! guest of honour at a surprise  party tendered her by  the staff  of | the  local office of' the Nicola  Vailey Coal and Coke Coihpany.  Resides the members of the staff  ���;here were; Present Misses Cous-  ns; I]i\>risarjd Bertha McGoran,  v^rpwn arid Edythe Irvine, .m,  7'y"       '    Xixyyyi  i  was held in the Parish Hall last  Tuesday evening and an initial  membership of. about forty  signed the charter roll. Those  present were very enthusiastic  with regard to this pre-eminently popular movement for educative diversion for the comirg.  winter months.  Officers were elected as follow;  President, Miss Marriott; vice-  president, C. H. .Parkinson;  secretary-treasurer, J. E. Walr  ker; executive committee, MisR  Doras McGoran, Miss Massuret,  and Messrs.  Hyslop & Edwardr.  The next meeting will be held  on Tuesday evening, when further installation work will le  dealt with and more membeis .  enrolled. All those wishing 1o  join should immediately apply to,.-..  either Miss Marriott or to J. E.  Walker.  There will be good programs  provided for the weekly meetings  and the young people of the. city  should not be slow in connecting  themselves with an organisation  which promises to be so educative and diversiorial. --V      " ���/  H. O. Heimbecker,   Coalmonl,  has   been   appointed a  Notary  I Public.      - > >:-       > > -  ?:���. W-c-z*~r&*-'3r-*ft-Ji**' yfx-si -*-^'*^=rrt-i-.= ?;��>;. r-'-.-<'v-~~*-/��-"ii^-.'���������W~"-^i��� Vi��a<V'!<' V^.TO^-i'^^---^jl^-��!=J!��aJ:-.*i: - ,.*-<��� *��^r"-wW'^* *#��-������*> ^'ikt^-AWT- ~i->*.���. .���5-j">/> *��.:��.-��' .-wU.^f^i-.-idas .>-.ii;.-*-..;..v^!S.-,-1���.jvow-tf - -->"^a*v-%k~#^.Vh*"^-'-sls~?'V--^ ^  .    *Vi .---������������ <rt' J -  ���-���  ���Ik-jvAlLj1' .j.-^ '-JS   .-���*-  -v ��� ���*�����������!.-."*��� - .j.-���"-���- *-**. ������_. - '    -J-fp-"n; "o~"' , J !"��� * (-tt -. S*1' ���=!>��� .*������'������=������=' ���'- - t? i.'In- ^*. * -t   "aij/hrs*'     ���-Vr^";:'^''..?. r '.'V.-.i^S'-^.-i.^.:Wei ���������-'��� ��� -���*��� -Tir-���'*������������ .t-.-vT-rr- *��� V- -in ' -^ -'"    - s *yJS>, Jr .K' -;-"*-.^?'.'->-s'j.t?.t' --..���iiV.-g.TT-.J---.* vy    ��� fe-jj   ��� Jsiyj;��� -.uMW->p-? Tf-rfn"-j  _..i   J^..** '^inr' ^    .<.-��.^    -���������.- ������   .  ������������.*���.        | j^|         |nrj  .. _.      ���  ��� ir  -    irii.mT   I    .lin   ~ I      .in   i n     ���   iMin^f      -r        ' in ri..ilWi'i.^i'i   i.im^miiiiii    ��'       ii  in   i ^       nil      ���   r    i  -���   in..,        I, i,,^i��h   ������ iHi..ffii.      rull ���      .1 f p     r���  T i i. i I   n i    jtf ri        iir ��� it    ���     ..i      i     l1.     p    / ��� ������     ������  2 THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS Friday, October 20, 1911  r  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.  Phone 37  P. O. Boz 7  lance  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OFjj  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  All Goods Made ai Kamloops and Merritt Factories.  WM,   COOPER  General Contractor of Plastering  BRICK, STONE, CEMENT BLOCKS AND  GENERAL CEMENT WORK.  &r-  ALL WORK NEATLY AND PROMPTLY EXECUTED  PRESSED CEMENT STEPS, GRAVE STONES,  FENCE POSTS, ETC.  Voght Street,   Merritt.  The place where you get just what  you   want/  and] just   the   way   you  want it, at any time you want it.  Have you tried the Star Yet ?  STEEL & FALCONER  Proprietors.  JOE   HOLLER.  OTTO   NITZE  GO   WITH   THE  BUNCH TO THE  RUNSwicK Pool Room  Choice Tobaccos, Cigars, Cigarettes, Pipes.  Fruits, Candies and Soft Drinks.  VOGHT ST. "i     7.~��fE9��r&.V2��m. MERRITT  OPPOSITE THE  SUNSHINE    THEATER,  NOW IS-THE TIME-  TO   HAVE  YOUR PAINTING DONE  ���>TT=I=IH=  /%  vcnci BAicn  PAINTER AND PAPERHANGER  Can do it to your satisfaction,''and he  GUARANTEES  All his work.  A.F.&A.M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  th e seco nd  : Tuesdayofeach  month at 8 p.  m. Sojourney-  ng brothers cordially invited.  M. L. Grimmett,      Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  A. W. McVittie  DOMINION  &   PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  Su bdivision Work a   Specialty  Offices with John Hutchison Co.  MERRITT, B. C.  A. B. KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in ElectricaB Supplies  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  CONTEMPLATE  BUILDING  SEE    ."  . L. PENINGTON  Contractor & Builder,  MERRITT.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year    ... advance  Six months $1.00  j. W. ELLIS  Manager  Ome dollar per inch per month f��r regular advertising. Land and water notices $7.60 for 60  days.   $6.00 for SO days.  Classified advertising- 10 words for 26 cents,  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract advertising.  .     Address   .v  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS,]  O.   Box 20 Merritt. B.C  Phone 25.  THE NEW MINISTRY  Mr, Borden has had a difficult  task in making: up his new cabinet. We sympathize with him  and have no desire to add to his  embarrassment. At some points,  however, we have cause for disappointment.  He has given Quebee four portfolios of rhe first class. That is  more than Quebec had any right  to get. To give that province  Public Works, Justice, Inland  Reveue and Post Office departments is to concede a rather disproportionate share of influence  to Quebec. >  The province of Ontario gets  the portfolios of Finance, Trade  and Commerce, Railways and  Canals, Labor, and Militia. Three  of these are first class departments. In view of the fact that  Ontario' gave Mr. Borden 73 members 'against Quebec's 27, he  should not be surprised if dissatisfaction is expressed from many  parts of the Province of Ontario.  We, in British Columbia are  much pleased, of , course, that  Martin Burrell came in for the  Agricultural portfolio; but why  was such a capable man as Dr.  Sproule entirely ignored for any  cabinet position in Ontario?.  We are disposed to give; Mr.  Borden's government,^ fair trial  but it will be closly watched and  his legislation carefully scrutinized. _       ���     ,  We do not intend to be too critical, as the difficulties which confront a premier in the formation  of a new cabinet after so many  years in the. copltshades of opposition musVb'e takeninito consideration and duly appreciated.  EDITORIAL NOTES  The city council is paid up to  the end of the year���paid out, at  least.      '_y__  In connection with other popular epidemics, it may reasonably  be stated that Chili has the croup.  An old lady, died in New York  last week who hadread the Bible  th rough no less than 60 times.  It is alleged that there are a  number of .men���and a few  women���in this city who never  got beyond the first ^chapter of  Genesis. -,  ���Provincial civil service employees are nowf..1 prohibited from  smoking while on duty. They  still may indulge in pipe dreams,  however.  In, consenting, to accept any  vice-president the electors choose  the new President of - Mexico  proves that  he is no  autocrat.  enougli to pack its  own trunk.  Yes/yes, indeed and we will.  We read in oneof the most  popular magazines of the day an  article by a prominent medical  practicioner in which he states  that all "drink cures" are not  fakes, and that it is possible to  take away the craving without  the use of the ' needle." He  says that it is poor policy to -ell  a drinker to "chop it off." He is  right; the drinker knows his condition, while others, who do not  know what it is to have the craving for a drink, guess at it. The  best way to make a drunkard out  of a drinker is to peddle "good  advice."  The News is not the only paper  that believes in boosting the home  town. The Cumberland Islander  remarks that it is '"pleased to say  that the town lock-up is'comparatively comfortable.  While many women are making  a success*of dairy farming, this  week a Vancouver magistrate  was very discouraging in the case  of one who maintained a blind  pig. o  But wait andsee.  It is surprising that more prominence is not "given by the  "scare head" writers to the casualties in the fall football wars  now, in progress.  We rejoice to note that the prospective sports for the city the  coming winter are very much in  the ascendent.  Merritt should be justly proud  of the new hospital which is being completed. It will possess  every convenience and will certainly be a credit to the valley.  A Vancouver paper is inclined  to believe that whatever the result of the Los Angeles dynamite  trial may be it seems certain that  the .jury will receive six months'  solitary confinement with hard  labor thrown in.  v Since the formation of the  South America rubber syndicate,  it will not be deemed advisable  to accept any of the trusts' rubber money. It always has a tendency to bounce.  The Toronto Star makes bold  to rise up and remark:' 'An elephant at the Zoo pulled out its own  toolth yesterday." . Well, well!  next we shall hear of one smart  CONSERVATION AND PROTECTION  A legal contest of much interest to property owners in the  timber zones is now on trial at  St. Helens, Ore., the issue being  as to whether a,timber owner  who permits, through negligence, the starting of a fire on  his property, or any other person  negligently handling fire, can be  made to pay as damages double  the amount of loss sustained  through spread of the fire to adjacent property. This is - the  civil punishment in Oregon in  addition to the criminal penalties  provided by the. law. The first  of the listed cases is that of Dip-  pold vs. the Jennings-McRae  company for $18,340 and the  second Eastman vs. the Jen-  nings-McRae company for $8000.  Both are for losses sustained  last summer, in each instance it  being asserted that the management of the company was liable  for the starting of fire. Should  this provision of the law enacted  by the Oregon legislation be  firmly established it is expected  tovhave a much .greater influence  upon the setting of forest fires  than the ciriminal features of the  code. By providing civil damages every property owner in the  timber belt is given a direct  means for recouping himself for  losses sustained through the negligence of others and it is expected to result in every property owner constituting himself a  vigilance committee of one to  see that his interests are not improperly jeopardised. One of  the principal causes found to  exist for the starting of forest  fires has been the burning of  slashings at the wrong season of  the year. The Oregon law is  very specific in this respect and  it would be easy to charge negligence where any fire spread  from such a burn out of season  and where no permit has been  secured. If the forest patrols  or supervisors issue permits to  burn slashings at a dangerous  season it is believed that the  civil procedure will provide a  wholesome check by  them responsible  and results of  cases  tradesman, they expect to find a  card in the paper. They look for  it, and if they find one the advertiser: gets the job. Judicious  advertising pays.   :���'.���o������ ^   -  EPIDEMIC FAD  Epidemics of various sorts, are  raging in various degrees of intensity, are reported from several parts of British Columbia. At  Savona, for example, the provincial health: authprities.'under the  generalship of Drs. Fagan and  Davis,: are coping with a serious  typhoid outbreak. At Prince  Rupert they are having an epidemic of blasting accidents; in the  Lower MainIand an epidemi c of  tramps is holding sway:; in the  Crows Nest Pass country there  is an epidemic of labor disturban  ces; in Vancouver there is an epidemic of drunks.  Coming to local conditions,  there has been a serious epidemic  of progress in the Nicola valley.  The most serious epidemic in the  city of Merritt has been that of  marriages ��� and it is not yet  stamped out by any means. '  INCORPORATED 1855.  100 Branches in Ontario, Quebec and  The West.       , .   ���  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT  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 BRANCH  A. N. B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  Finest-PooPRoOm'in the Interior.  THEPALACE  POOL ROOM  ANDREWS & SMITH, Props.  COMPLETE   STOCK  OF  CIGARS'..TOBACCOS ' CIGARETTES  ..    PIPES ���.;  CANDIESy*CIDERS  .     AND SOfcTiDRINKS '   -  Cor. Voght St. & Granite Ave.,  MERRITT  -First Class  Barber Shop  In Connection.  "making  The progress  these Oregon  will be watched with the  greatest interest by all in British  Columbia who are interested in  the weighty problem of forest  conservation.and protection.  AN IDEAL CHOICE  The Toronto Telegram, which  has had a number of very bitter  things to say of the new Dominion cabinet, is enthusiastic regarding the minister of agriculture.   It says:  "An Ideal choice in Hon. R. L.  Borden's sad series of bad guesses  was Hon. Martin Burrell as Minister of agriculture. An enthusiast, a man of affairs, with vision  in his brain and strength in his  hands, Hon. Martin Burrell seems  to be, the best choice that could  have been made among the mem  bers who sit at Ottawa, Ontario  men included."  Nowadays when people want  anything they look in the newspapers to fiud where to get it/If  they need the services of the  painter, carpenter, plasterer,  plumber, or any other mechanical  /THE  1st Annual Meeting  Of the Nicola Valley General  Hospital  -,:WM be held in the  PARISH HALL, MERRITT  On  Friday,   October 27th, at 8  o'clock prompt.  A cordial invitation is given to  all.     .  Harness and  Saddiery  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  cola ��� Merritt  .The man. at the head of affairs  whether at home or in business, is  the one whose {attention you wtih-.  ���to attract. :  V Our paper goes ihtothe best class  of homes and is read by the head of  the family. ��� That accounts for the  results obtained by the use of  Classified   Want   Ads.  FOR LIVERY, EXPRESS & DRAY WORK  WE CAN MOVE  YOUR  PIANO,   HOUSEHOLD  FURNITURE OR  YOUR   HOUSE. CONTRACT WORK A SPECIALTY  WOOD FOR SALE  GEO.   RICHES'    OLD    STAND  COUTLIE AVENUE        -       -        REAR DIAMOND VALE  STORE  Nicola Valley  ^Dealers in=^  ;A,  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  ^Wffih.'l  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 Lumber Yard  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  DEALERS IN V  Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Lime,  Cement and all kinds building  materialr  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght. Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  OLDWATER  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. Mc'InTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The ".hoicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  .1  .,y)>.  <r Vi IB-dfl     "_1S -  :&?:-^^*:s^  -*?  Friday. October 20, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  This  Little  Crank  In  Your  Kitche:  pi  s  i  'PAT OCT. 2 7,   0  * 1  LICENSED ".SrC^:"  WITH 'GUSli��'.���-'.^"l- <"  ���- - -- -M-...  If pt  It 13 a wonderful patent device, the Oxford Econcmizer, and is Ilcer.s.d    .  7 f-r use only on  and RANGES  This marvellous regulator keeps the oven at a given temperature. N->  hrct is was'ted^^thihij goes ii? the 11^2 but bai oi J'rV, sUani and smoke.  The fire is held fev hours without attention���rea.ly fjr immediate use���  and all this labor, tims and fuel saved by simply tjrniii'g th 2 crank. ���  With the Divided Oven Flua Strip you have even baking, because of  the perfect distribution of heat, secured by this expert arrangement.  The Reversible Grate  is provided with strong,  interlocking teeth that reduce coals to ashes by  a single turn. In appearance, in details of finish  and design the Chancellor  is an ornament as well as  a necessity in any kitchen.  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  PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS ACT  Yale Electoral District.  TAKE NOTICE that I have received objections in writing to the retention  of the following names on the Register of Voters for the Yale Electoral District  on the grounds stated below.  And take notice that a court of Revision to be held on the 6th day of November 1911, at Ashcroft Cour��House, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, I shall hear  and determine the said objections, and unless such named persons or some other  Provincial voter on their behalf satisfies me that such objections are not well  founded, I shall strike such names off the said Register. H. P. CHRISTIE  Dated this 9th day of October, 1911. Registrar of Voters.  The following persons are reported absent from the district:���  PLACE  No.  NAME  126  241  275  372  439  535  645  841  1123   Williamson William,  1125   Williamson James,  =27==Archibald,=George,=i====  905   Scott, Ernest,  Butler, George H.  Dickinson, Samuel.  Egan, James,  Gordon, Peter,  Hoggan, John,  Lambert, William,  Morris. John,  Russell, John,  833   Rowbottom, George G.  849   Redpath, James,  853   Reid, Peter,  922   ^hepherd, W. R.  934   Siaterson, Robson,     ���  Proteau, Joseph.  Ghartrand, Archie,  Dancy, Stanley Nelson,  Horton, Ambrose,  Hoyles, William,  Kamp, William,  Smith, Sydney Leonard,  Snyder, Walter,  Trotman, Bert,  Wil iams, Watkin,  Williams, Joseph,  Withrpw, Franklin,..':  Middlesboro.  Middlesboro.  Middlesboro.  NEWS OF THE PROVINCE  828  154  224  446  455  503  951  965  1040  1118  1121  1132  Merritt.  Merritt.,  Middlesboro.  Merritt.  Middlesboro.  Merritt.  Merritt.  Merritt.  Middlesboro.  Merritt.  Merritt.  Middlesboro.  Merritt.  Merritt.  Mamette Lake.  Mamette'Lake.  Merritt.  Merritt.  Merritt.  Merritt.  Merritt.  Lower Nicola.  Merritt.  Merritt.  Middle boro.  Merritt.  Merritt Livery and Feed Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses.    Express meets .  all trains.    Buggies for hire.  A. J. COUTEE, Prop.,  Merrill, B. .C  At an extroardinary general  meeting of the shareholders of  the South Wellington Coal Mines,  held in Victoria recently, a decision was arrived at that affairs of  the company be voluntarily  wound up, in which connection  C. C. Michener has subsequently  been appointed official liquidator.  Reports as to the typhoid epidemic situation in a Canadian  Northern Pacific construction  campsalong the upper Fraser are  so serious that Dr. Davis, of Victoria, the specially appointed officer of the provincial health board  under the legislation of last sess-  on, has been ordered to the  scene to devise a remedy for existing unsatisfactory conditions  and do all possible toward securing a speedy restoration of health-  fnl conditions in afflicted camps.  Among the members of the  Provincial civil service throughout British Columbia who are  numbered among the devotees of  My Lady Nicotine there is both  woe and lamentation. The cause  is found in recent adoption by the  Provincial Executive of an order-  inrcoun"il upon which has been  based an official circular which  will be mailed during the next  few days to all and sundry affect  ed, advising them that smoking  while in their offices is henceforward tabooed.  The reason for the new and to  many no doubt unwelcome.order  is said to be found in the failure  of certain subordinate officials to  differentiate nicely in their times  for smoking���to recognize that  there is a time to smoke up and  also a time to lay pipe or cigar  aside, as for example when com  ing to the counter for converse  with the general public upon  public business.  The new rule of the service,  which will'be general in its application, came into force and effect on Wednesday.  The decision of Premier McBride not to accept the proffered  portfolio in the new federal cab  inet under Mr. R. L. -Borden will  bea'ceepted with a degree of satis  faction by every one having the  interest of British Columbia at  heart. While all would no doubt,  be pleased to see Premier Mc  Bride, still there in Mr. Borden's  cabinet, and from a purely political point of view, it would be a  move to the advantage of" both  Mr. Borden and Premier McBride  still there is a larger duty that  the, people ?of British Columbia  look to Premier McBride to perform and he has very wisely  chosen that duty.  Premier McBride has brought  British Columbia to its present  enviable position. He has done  a great work, but he has not yet  completed his work, and until he  does so the full measure of the  man and his mission ^cannot well  be taken;  Hon. Mr. Bowser expressed the  thought when he said of Mr.  McBride's decision to decline the  cabinet position at Ottawa:  He and his governmentjiaye.  C.N.R. BIG COAL SEAM STRUGK  i mugurated many important mat  ters of legislation, and many radical moves in administration, and  he wishes, more than anything  else to stay and see them out.  Years of tremendous prosperity  are in store for British Columbia.  British coffers are beginning to  open since the defeat of reciprocity as never before to our investments. Preferment in the East  was desireable, but when it came  to leavjng British Columbia in its  growing and prosperous time  there was only one decision that  the Premier could reach, and that  was to stay with his native province. British Columbia needs  Mr.McBride here."  A   man  who   was   afraid   of  thunder crawled into a hollow  log as a  place  of shelter." Th<  thun ler rolled and the rain pour-  ��� ed down in torrents, and the lop  swelled so much  that the  pooi  fellow was \vedg�� d  in  so  tight  that he could not got out.    Ali  his past sins began passing.before  , him.    Sud lenly he  rememborei  I that he  had  not paid' his news  ( paper subscription, and he fel'S"  (small'hat he was able to crawl  out.'  Construction Gang Tumble On  To  It  In  Thompson Valley  Kamloops, Oct. 20.���As an indication of the mineral wealth  which may be disclosed by the  C.N.R. through the Thompson  and North Thompson Valleys, a  five-foot seam of coal was uncovered yesterday near Battle  Bluff- tunnel by the grading  crew.  The point where the seam is  uncovered is approximately that  indicated in Dr. Dawson's repoit  covering the seam which was  opened up south of Kamloops by  Major Vaughan some twenty  years ago and has been traced  northward to Kamloops Lake.  This is a very important find, as  the deposit is evidently of commercial proportions and of superior quality.  Should further investigation  prove the apparent values tc be  real, there is no doubt that a  first-class field will be opened up  without delay, as the quantity of  coal needed for the driving of  the big tunnel would warrant an  immediate opening of the field.  Our advertisers are your  friends *and they want you to  know it. This 'is the way that  they advertise and they are all  trying to help you in buying the  best materials at the lowest price.  They are honest and truthful  men. By patronizing them you  cannot lose, but our paper and  our community will gain.  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 the stuff  used for base,  casing, cornices and all sorts of interior  work; and to insure theb^st  results should be of proper  color and grain, according to  the uses 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 out 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's No Place Like Home."  Vancouver Lumber  Co., Ltd.  MERRITT, B. C.  me  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  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.  WATER NOTICE     ,  .1, Frank P. Patterson, of Vancouver,  B. C.j phsician, give notice that, on the  15th day of November, 1911, I intend  to apply to the Water Commissioner at  his office in Nicola for a license to take  and use fifteen cubic feet of water per  second from Canyon Creek a tributary  of Trout Creek, from the south, in Nicola Division of Kamloops District. The  water is to be taken from the stream  about five miles from the mouth of Canyon Creek, and is to be used on lots 1149,  1150, 1151 and 3755, Osoyoos District for  irrigation purposes.  Frank P. Patterson,  by his agent  J. D. Anderson,Jof Trail, B. C.  Public Notice  The Voters List for the Civic Elections to be held in January 1912 is now  being compiled, any person possessing  the necessary qualifications and making  a declaration to that effect before a  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  Voters list.    '      ': ^ '-.yy  Any person male or femalev being a  British subject of {he full, age of 21  years and having taken out a Trade Licence in the;city or Merritt. of not Jess  than five dollars value per year, or who  is a househoulder in the City of Merritt  can have their name entered "bn the  Voters list on making and delivering to  the City Clerk the declaration -above  mentioned. .  ���  Property owners ,wtiose names are on  the last revised assessment roll.will be  entitled to vote without making any  such declaration. *  Declaration forms may be had on application to the City Clerk.  The Voters lislfwill be closed on October 31st 1911.'      .-       - .      .  H. Priest  ���>  '      it!J City Clerk.'  -  NOTICE  OF  SITTING  OF  COURT OF REVISION,  : ���   . Dissolution of Partnership  Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore subsisting between us  the under signed, as Gemmill and Rankin in this City of Merritt iri the province of British Columbia, has this day  been dissolved by mutual consent. All  debts 'owing to. the said Partnership are  to be paid .to Andrew F. Rankin at  Merritt aforesaid, and all claims against  said partnership are to be presented to  the said Andrew F. Rankin, by whom  the same will be settled.  Dated at Merritt this 7th day of October, 1911.  G. M. GEMMILL  A. F. RANKINE  Witness:   A. B. Fletcher. -40  CANADIAN  Western Lines  West of Revelstoke  Train leaves 12.35 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.40.      "  Tickets on~sale~to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation reserved  and complete passage booked to any part of Great Britain to Canada. If sending  for your friends purchase  your ticket here and avoid  the; risk of sending money..  For rates and sailings apply  to *��� ���*.."''  PH. PUFFER  Agent - lierrlft, B. C.  Or write to  h. w;brodie  General  Passenger  Agent  -; Vancouver, B.C.  Corporation bf CUy��f IWJerritt  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.,.  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,  *��� 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  perisecond'from=the=South=Branch=of  the West Branch of Otter Creekyn 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.  r "���������~"\  Plumbing and "'"���  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP��� Repairing of  all kinds iloiie/  ', \  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES,  >VPei by anything! y?oii  ^Wisji to sell and sell  anything  you^ wish  vto buy.-���"'������'"X7>7'. '.'���'.;"**X  Kennedy & xxxxz  Cunningham  is*.  VOGHT STREET  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the best.  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.  THE GQLDSTBI  VERNON. B.C.  iSTATI  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.  ��� ***> t��*wa��!  igcggsaftBgaHg-eK^i  !  \-7-i  Has Been  In the  At the 1,500 feet  level!  The Mine Reports:  "Cross-cut 15 feet  of Coal high grade  and the face  still in coal."  *,���-.���  ���     What more assurance  do you want as to the  future of Coalmont?  See WILLIAMSON, the Townsite  Agent, Office adjoining tho  Coldwater Hotel.  Williamson & Turner  Sole Agents.  COALMONT, B. C.  ;5S^ >&!*.&��� 5!'-&�� s-. M*'-.!,Jf" J1/'.'  lamotmitm THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  We have just  received   a new  shipment  of   pipes  consisting of the well known  B B B and Peterson.  Also a nice selection of cheaper lines from which to  choose.  A. F. RANKINE  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C��  Harry Priest, the city clerk,  and official photographer for the  valley, sold one of his residences  and lots oh Vogtit street a weiek  ago to Thomas McKeating. The  latter and family are now occupying their new residence.  Mrs. E. J. Elliott, who has been  visiting at the home of her parents, Mr; and Mrs. J. D. Cameron, at Salmon Arm, for the past  three weeks, is expected to return early next week.  Mrs. Hannah Ellis and; daughter, Miss Eva, who have been  visiting with Mr. and Mrs. James  Ellis for the past three months,  left oh Thursday for their home  in London, Ontario. Both Mrs.  and Miss Ellis, whose first trip  west it has been, spoke in highest praise of the climate and scenery here.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  --.-.' The local Boy scouts intend to  have a good sports' work-out in  the near future.-  R. Collins, otherwise known as  the "Wisconsin Kid" left Wednesday for Lytton.  Mrs. John Leach is confined to  her room this week suffering from  erysipelas. Her condition is not  considered as serious, but all will  wish for her a speedy recovery.  | ;W. G. Goodwin came in from  I Vancouver Tuesday evening to  look after some property interests  he has here. Mr.,Good win also  has interests in Alberta, but is  so well satisfied with the Nicola  valley that he intends to camp  here in the future. -  Jack Woods, formerly an alderman at Bunyan city, and who has  of late been punching cattle at  Long Lake, near Kamloops, was  in Merritt Tuesday and Wednesday on business. He has gone  down the valley with a view to  purchasing some pure bred  heifers. :  Glen Campbell, timber grader  at the Canford mill was in town  yesterday.  Samuel Dolson who died st St  Catherines last week, aged 93,  was the oldest Mason and Independent Oddfellow in Canada.  He joined over 60 years ago.  G. M. Gemmill left on Mondsy  for Kamloops where he will spend  a few dasy, prior to visiting coast  cities.,      ��  A young deer was shot on the  banks of the Nicola river, close  to the city, last Saturday. It is  seldom that the deer come down  so near town.  Don't forget the dance in Menzies' hall on Saturday night, Oct.  28th. Gentlemen 50c. and ladies  free.  Rev. W". J. Kidd, formerly  pastor of the Presbyterian church  in this city, is now stationed at  Mt. Tolmie B. C.  Mrs. Z. H. Brown, of Vancouver, is in town canvassing for ah  hotel register advertisement  scheme. She will doubtless get  more business than a local advertiser could.  Mrs. Phillips, who has been  visiting friends and relatives for  the past ;Tew. months in Chicago  and other eastern points returned  to town on Monday last, and is  again engaged in Ker well known  voluntary church and charitable  work here. '��  Thos. Burns, Peter Smith and  Tom Bollan have started a dancing class at the Society hall, Middlesboro. Practices are being  held each Tuesday and Friday  evening. Good music and a good  time for all who attend.  Edward Chambras, who had  his back severely injured at No 2  mine, Middlesboro, a few weeks  ago, is now back at work.  Dr. T. V.'Curtin is oh a week's  holiday to Vancouver leaving oh  Wednesday's train. He expects  to return next Tuesday; evening.  C., A. Bigney, the local soda  water manufacturer, is adding  considerable machinery and improvements to his plant. There  will be no excuse now for anyone  to go dry even should they tumble off the old water wagon.  On Thursday morning at the  mines at Middlesboro a miner by  the name of Harry Hunter drove  an axe into his foot while at work.  The cut penetrated through to  the bone. He was taken to Dr,  Tutill's hospital, where he is now  progressing favorably, and if  blood poisoning can be prevented it is thought he will be able to  be around in a few days.  J. L. Kennedy, a representative of the Standard Oil Company,  with headquarters at Vancouver^  was in town the past week giving  a demonstration of the Reyo-  Electro Mantle Lamp.  '  J. F^Perkihs is busily engaged  at present in papering arid decorating a number of irpoms! in the  City hotel.���His father. J. H.  Perkins is finishing the new  school contract, and also has a  contract for the decorating of a  house on Chapman street.  Miss Jean Bryden is staying  with Mr. and Mrs. Coupland. at  their home on Nicola avenue.  A. L. Dingee, formerly of Merritt, but now of Vancouver, is  through" the valley this week on  a business trip.  F..-G. Gillespie, of the real  estate firm of Gillespie's Ltd.,  Vancouver, was in the city a few  days the past week on business.  Several deals were put through.  Joseph Collett is the local agent.  Mrs. N. M. Newell of Port  Huron, Mich., is spending a  month with her daughter, Mrs.  H. Gray, at Stump Lake.  John Remington, railway foreman is down from the Kettle Valley construction line for a few  days, and is staying at the City  hotel.  P. F. Peterson arrived in the  city Monday evening from New  Westminister and intends to pursue agricultural pursuits, in tHe  valley. His family will come up  in about two weeks.  To show what*'this section can  raise in the potato line, one has  only to pay a visit to Alf. Collett's  cellar. Minus oi any irrigation1  whatever he has dug up upon his  half acre opposite, the station,  tons upon tons of thefinest spuds  ever seen in: these parts���and  when we make, this assertion we  feel safe in adding any section of  the province. ~  Returning from a visit to relatives at the coast, I. W. Bennett  of Saskatoon came in from Spences Bridge* Saturday: to call upon  his brother, A. S. Bennett. He  left on Sunday for his home in  Saskatchewan. Mr. Bennett,  who has a large ranch there, reports that, flax, wheat and oat  crops were sbove the average this  year. .,  Joe. Collins, who is connected  with the Canford Lumber Co.,  was in town over Sunday visiting  friends and attending church.  E. L. Darrah has disposed of  the Palace Bakery to Farley Bros.  Mr. Darrah who is leaving for  Coalmont, wishes his customers  to extend the same liberal patronage to his successors as has  been extended to him during his  business carreer here.  Wm. Hulme, a miner at Middlesboro was injured in a football  game there last Friday evening,  and will probably be laid up for a  few days yet. The injuries are  of the usual nature and not considered at all serious.  J. Harmdeh aha Steve Bennett,  of the Canford Lumber Company,  were in town a few days this  week. - They report that the new  sawmill is. in . splendid working  order and that the prospects for  a big output this, comjng winter  are most encouraging. -, r  Jack Rhodes, formerly connected with the hotel at Nicola, has  recently been appointed a road  foreman under Superintendent  D. J. Sutherland. He has had  charge of the grading and graveling of the Nicola river bridge on  the road to Quilchena for the  stretch of a mile and a quarter.  The work was completed lsist  week and was well executed.  -(.   ��� ������ --\--   .  The News has received a letter  from Edward Loftus stating that  he and his mother "arrived safely  in England at their^ aldT-hbme.  Her many friends will be pleased  to learn that Mrs. Loftus has almost, recovered, from the rheumatic trouble from swhicti she suffered for so long.7,y.     y  A very sad case of destitution  has (been revealed this week in  Merritt. A poor woman with  fourjtihy children anda- husband  helpless from sickness, recently  out from the old country, is reduced to the state * of "absolute  starvation from lack of funds.  Kindly, Mrs. Gfeo. 'McGruther  heard: of w thie situation and  prbmptlycame tq^their aid with  a'few dollars given; by the charity, disposed among her friends  and any farther sums handed to  that lady will be placed in the  right quarter without delay. Although the man is now at work  again the family of wee tots can't  see a meal ahead of them, and are  badly off for clothing in the bargain.  The drawing .for Otior Nitze's  finesaddle pohyTiwill take place  at the Brunswick poolroom at 9  o'clock 'next". Friday ".evening.  The tickets are neariyf all sold  and any who wish;to get in on  the game will have to hurry. The  judges will be W. K. Hyslop and  E. N.JClark.  S. N. Dancey, of Vernon, edit  or of the New Empire Magazine  Needless Waste  Of time and energy can be avoided  by the use of our Classified Want  Ads. Time and energy represent  good dollars in this age. Do not exhaust them in an aimless search for  good help. Use our Want Ads. and  thc help will come to you.  A Good Idee Ia Hair  Treatment.  i.TA-��tT?wbu wUh moBt woman'* hair  ?����*,. li *?roPer treatment. If you want  Ind viVJmi0 h*v,�� thBt '��ok of lustre  $7f.,*aiLtr' /ou rau" take *���������� of It!  hJr^tt tV?no? ��P����t to have splendid  It in .?ouJl,,np.,jr run. * opmb through  ��h�� ���,..-��� mornlng���give It a dab on  I? i..?��t'!r w*"a*? wlth �� brush���throw  head*Vh Slitd*7"wlM ��t around the  It ffo^fth'at.* f*W ha'P pl?0-and tot  ���J?*i.r li llk��* *nr other growing thing  Z&FS&2 *"t��"on���It Heeds carMt  5S�� i JhorPu*l1 .^rooming regularly���  not  only the hair but  the  scalp.  ��..? rou .Pav* the t,n>e *n<* patience  you   won't-need   any   hair   toilet-but  thlSl Y-0,i!rJ1oi.ha^.n"t- I Th* ne3tt best  k.L^.J? Ny��I�� Hirsutone. It la the  ��*?ai^ing.offered  to  take   the   place  'J10.!!1'" of combing and brushing.  i,����L   ��� e" up th? r��ots. brightens the  color, Improves the texture and makes  "���J*' gracefully where  It  Is  put.  nef^tUetd7alr!Urall}r ."*�����"���������  ,�������  n^X0-!*?*^.1 Dr����"ffJ"t cheerfully recommends Hirsutone beoause he knows.  In arttstlo bottles ��t!oo and BOo?  Friday. October 20,  1911  -<".*.'  ave just recei  a  /��"������  Oxford Chancellor,  FOR WOOD OR COAL  Never before in the his-  ;z,yyy ���./���/  So   complete  in  every  detail  as  is  presented in the  Handsome in appearance, constructed of the  very best material, mounted ty the most  skilled labor, they cannot fail ^o give satisfaction.  CULL AND INSPECT OUR STOCK  GENERAL PROVIDERS  New Howse Block  Quilchena Avenue  and formerly "of Merritt, prisspr!  through yesterday on a h'H ti y  t iptoMinnie'aktv His partners  on the auto trip are R M. yer-\  K. Scatchard and N. Leichman  also of Verr.on.  from which it  is  hopi d  results  will be s;en later on.  The Board of Trade held a  meeting Tuesdny.evening and  took up several matters for the  welfare of the city and district,  J.    A.   McDonald,    a   featuiv  writer,for  he Vancouver New-  Advertiser, is in ihe Valley thi-  week, and a story of .Merritt and  ihe district will shortly Le forti.-  coming in an early issue  of  the  Sunday editio.    Mr.   .YlcD <n;ild  was lately connected  with the  San Francisco Examiner.  Fred Paige h.-s completed the  putting in ofaiitw stone foundation un.ler his shop.  A good t imo is in store at the  Aliildh sIVoio Club smokerlto-mor-  row night. Boxit g and Wrestling contests will be held.. Singing and refreshments will also  enter into the game. Admission  50c. '  Mk  ixxu$Wy\  y>?^.y;,Sj

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