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 ���..^.-^"_-">r-.-l��;  -yyx-'- ���  Vol. 2, No   s/ 0 /v  MERRITT, B.;a, NOVEMBER 3, 1911  Price 5 Cents  D GLOTHI  mm  We must admit  that our clothing  stock' has been very  low for the past few  days, but we are  pleased to advise  that we have today  received an express  shipment of twenty-  five suits and also a  wire from our people advising that a  further assortment  of twenty-five suits  is now on the way  and . should reach  here early next  week.  The rapidity with  which we are turning our clothing  stock is evidence of i  the fact that for  quality, style and  fit,    "Fit-Reform"  clothing is the leading line.  Come in and select your suit NOW while the Assortment of patterns and styles are complete..  When you come here to buy, it's the thing you  don't have to pay for that counts for most. That's good  service���and you get good clothes for your money here,  for we don't keep anything else but good clothes.  Some of our leading lines:  Fit-Reform Clothing  Hartt and Slater Shoes  Stanfield's Underwear  Tooke's Shirts.        Redmond Hats  We CAN'T supply you with a needle or an anchor,  nor yet a pound of tea, but if its anything in the line of  wearing apparel for men��-we have it.  REID&CO  MANY MATTERS OF IMPORTANCE  TAKEN UP. 7.7  "When the lights are low"  gently~warbled some wit among  members of the local board of  trade as the "juice" went back  on them and left the august body  in weird and solemn darkness as  they sat deliberating last .night  for the welfare of Merritt.  : There was a record attendance,  President G; B. Armstrong in.  the chair, and more, enthusiasm  was shown than is usual at these  meetirigSt   The committee appointed to  compile a pamphlet on the Nicola  Valley were granted an extension of time, the work being yet  incomplete.         The secretary was instructed  to write Hon. Thomas Taylor enquiring the date of his arrival in  Merritt.  Mayor Eastwood with-A. W.  Strickland; A. N. B. Rogers arid  W. Mclntyre were appointed ?a  committee to interview the minister of public works on his arrival here regarding a new bridge  between the city and Collettville^  and were also authorised to make  the necessary arrangements for  a banquet at the Coldwater on  the occasion in question.  The secretary was instructed  to forward a copy of the .resolution passed at this meeting to  the dominion government, urging  the necessity of erecting a federal building here without delay;  M. L. Grimmett, F. A. Reid and  J. S. Ellis were selected^ to cooperate with the Conservative  Association in furtherance of  this important project.  The secretary was instructed  toJndite_a letter to J. J. Warren,  president of- the Kettle Valley  railroad,-astorthe.intentions- of  the company -;regarding *"* further  construction work from the Merritt end of the linethis -.fall ,and  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.   Three Pound Tin $ 1.25.  urging the.advisability and benefit to all concerned; for the connecting'.and ppenirig up of the  line with all possible speed.  A. resplution.waf .passed that  the provincial government be  asked to appoint;; a stipendiary  iriagistrate at ...Merritt for the  Nicola mining division, with  power under small debt courts.  The following Resolution was  ordered to be sent to F. E. Busteed, general superintendent of  the C.P.R. at Vancouver:  "That- the./aP-R. be urgently  requested to replace at ah early  date their present railway station  with one more up-to-date and in  keeping with the present important and growing needs of the  city of Merritt and. district. Such  station is the subject of very  much adverse conYrnent on the  part of businessmen of the city  and the travellihg^public,: arid is,  moreover, detrimental to the wel -  fare of the community. It is  also hereby resolved that the  C.P.R. company be requested to  provide ways and%ieans: for the  shipment and -transhipment of  livestock to and from the city of  Merritt; /atpresenfcsuch livestock  haveito be driven*4ta arid from  Nicola for these purposes, thereby causing serious loss to the  shippers.;" ,.f- ^yy >F    i .,,,; m XX  The next regular rrieeting will  be held on trie first Thursday in  December. Keep ,up the attendance, continue the good work,  and boost! boost ! BOOST ! for  Merritt. . :  GONTBAGTLET  -o���~  -II  1  T  w-i-B..^ m^mJ-*-*Q^X'f-73k-Uy^MyyM7y:'^L:.m.m-wv*L.''^ ���%���!a H1Z.^^ ^"��,  Half Pound Tin 25c.   Poijn<l Tin 50c;"~;^  Rsdgeway's ;|::;#  Half Pound Tin 30c. Pound Tin 60c.  For New and Fresh Groceries Come  us.  CONSERVATIVE CLUB ORGANISED  A special rneetirig of the Conservative Association was held  on Wednesday 'evening)',when  the following officers "were elected: President, H., S. Cleasby;  vice-presidentr J. S, Morgan;"  secretary:treasurerv J. ' Fair-  clough; executive committee���G]  Ransome, J. Simpson, Fred. Hyland. J.-PaUon^V/i.'ikngstaff,^  G. Paige. -*- - -<-^ - " ' -  7 It was decided to rent the committee building and.furnish'it;as  club quarters, carrying.-all daily  and periodical papers and maga-  zirits," in addition a library being  installed., , . ^ v,. \.  ' 'Thfe^rieetingwa#addressed .by  Alex Lucas, M.P.P., on the possibilities of the Nicola Valley.and  the province generally*  - -   ���  JACK  M'CONNELL BRINGS  FOR DIVORCE.  SUIT  - J. P.' M'Connell, editor of "the  Saturday Sunset at Vancouver,  has entered suit* for divorce from  his wife, "Grace F. M'Connell.  Papers "were, filed "oruMonday in  supreme court registry and the  petition mentioned -in supreme  court chambers. The -petition  sets out that Mr. and Mrs.  M'Connell were married at Vancouver, ^aishington, on August  26;v 1908;:>tMt both were British  subjects! arid^lived^togefherTiri  BritishuColumbia until_ Sept.,17.  of this-yearr   Sirice the - latter  date his:wifehad; left :hirri:arid  was now resident in California.  C. H. Edmonds is named as  the co-respondent.  Taylor, Harvey. & .feaird are  counsel for the petitioner.  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, yv   }  Don't forget to. get your  now, so as to be ready for winter....: We-carfy ^a splendid  assortment at low prices.  UNITED.  i.  TO PUT: IN ELECTRIC PLANT  'The proprietor of the Sunshine  Theatre will,start the excavating  for a large basement under the  theatre on Monday-next. It is  the intention of the management  to install s five horse-power gasoline engine and a.five and a half  Killowat- motor to furnish the electricity for the lighting of their,  theatre." The very unsatisfactory  service now/supplieqVthem mak.es.  it necessary for tliem to fake^this1  step. s;: With . theiri:own_electric.  lighting plant installed, an assur-1;  ance can be given the patrons of  this -popular amusement house  that an,���uninteruptcd show will  be given.  F. M. Hyndman, of Vancouver, arrived in town on Wednesday iast arid has taken a position  in the grocery department of the  Alerritt* Mercan tile Co.     ���  ANOTHER BIG BUSINESS  BLOCK  FOR MERRITT  The cdntract for building the  big modern cold-storage-plant for  the Nicola Valley Meat Market  was awarded to H. L. Penington  on Saturday last, the contract  price being$5,966.'  The building, which is how under- construction adjoining the  present rrieat market on Quilchena avenue, will be of two  stories 50 x 70 feet, and. the intention is to furnish the top floor,  having a 16ft. ceiling, as a fine  large public hall for renting purposes. On the lower floor there  will be two large refrigerating  rooms and an ice-storage room.  There will also be storage space  for100 tons of meal. '  '���������: A: Triumphant refrigerating  plant has" been ordered from Cincinnati, Ohio, operated ty^ a 40-  hi.'p. gasolirie erigirie*.  y  At present this firrri has at their  yards at Coutlee over 300 head of  beef cattle for the winter.supply.  Thejcost of feeding a bunch- of  cattle of this size throughout the  winter rhifans $6.000" 0r $7,000.  This item will be saved with the  completion"of the new plant, as  the cattle will be killed and kept  in storage.  Considerable improvements are  to be made in the present market.  While in Vancouver last week  Manager Eastwood purchased a  complete 'outfit of furnishings  such as marble' slabs, new" cutting! blocks, -etc. (  The estimated cost o'f^the new  building" arid improvements to  the, market will' reach, in the  neighborhood or $15,000," arid the  contract calls for "completion by  15th Dec. A 5ft, ceriient.. sidewalk will also belaid down,"  DIREQTORS OF  SPITAL ME  Tip"  ������Wl-Tr���,���-���  COUTLEE/ THANKSGIVING SHOOT  An"''interesting'',*" turkey shoot  pribr'to Thanksgiving took place  at Codtlee last -Saturday- afternoon, when gobblers, geese and  ducks were'put up for competition and argood entry was forthcoming' from the * large* crowd  present. The sportsmen shot  from''the Solomon store' across  the road and track at a twelve-  inch target at one hundred yards  range. Most of. the shooting  was in the close vicinity of'the  "bull," though one or two occasionally ' hit the surrounding  landscape in error. A bunch of  Merritt sports drove over in rigs  and an exciting triangular contest between Archie, Elliott and  McCallum resulted in a tie and  ultimate victory for the latter.  Arthur Collett was the promoter  of the shoot and provided1 the  birds, while H. W. Sutcliffe and;  C. H. Parkinson acted as marksmen^: The conditions were three  shots apiece, entry 50c. for each  class; Results were as follow:  y Class 1,;:;S."J..Solomon, Coutlee;  2, A. E. Collett,  Lower Nicola;  3, Sidney Morgan, Canford; 4,  Sidney Morgan] 5, A' C. Va  Nest, Canford; 6, O. Ai Ragsdale,  Merritt; =7, G. Horent, Canford;  8.. AX p. ya Nest;: 9, C^ Collett,  Lower Nicola; 10, A. G. VaNest;  11, A. C. Va Nest; 12, A. C. Va  Nest; 13, D. McCallum, Canford;  14, O. A. Ragsdale; 15. J. Lum,  Nicola: 16, Eddings, Merritt; 17,  Eddings; 18, F. Barnes, Merritt;  19, T. French, Lower Nicola; 20,  L;-Austin, Lower Nicola; 21, F.  Barnes.  '���*.' Borri-^At'Collettvilie on. Tuesday;, October 31, to,Mr. and Mrs,  John Collettra soriv   "  '������-^ d ���.*��������'a--  H ?**., v, .11 ^v^-1��"���***��� ^'�� t *.' ���> 1+'  Leslie Cook who is employed  at'the Nicola Valley Coal & Coke  company's mines at Middlesboro,  received a bad shaking up as  well as sustaining a nasty cut on  the,head while at work on Wednesday.' The accident was caused" by the falling of some soft  coal from the roof of the stope  in which he was working; ^~  FIRST   ANNUAL  MEETING   HELD  LAST FRIDAY EVENING  The first annual meeting of the  N. V. General Hospital was held  in the Parish Hall, Merritt, on  Friday last. The president, C.  Graham presided, but the attendance was far from expectations  considering the importance of the  meeting.. Among those present  were A. W. Strickland, treasurer  to the board, F. S; Gay, Mrs. F.  Gay, president of the Ladies  Auxiliary, Mrs. and Mr. Marshall  M. L. Grimmett, G. Hudson, J.  Fairclough, A. McGoran, Dr. C.  S. Williams, J. S. Morgan, F.  Eagles, H, Greig and H. S.  Cleasby. After the reading of  the minutes of the inaugural  meeting the Directors presented  their report. This read as follows:���  The Directors of the N. V.  General Hospital have much  pleasure in presenting to the  first annual meeting a report of  the work they have done in connection with the erection of the  Hospital. They feel that they  have practically accomplished  their task and they appeal to the  annual meeting to endorse their  action. y  One of the first duties they had  to undertake was the provision  of a suitable site for the hospital.  Enquiries were made with the result that several' suitable   ones  were offered.     As these were  offered upon practically identical  conditions the Directors thought  the wisest-course to take would  be to invite experts to examine  each and to report  upon   their  suitability,'    Accordingly   Drs.  "Gurtin, MacPhailand Stuart were  asked to do this and they presented to the directors a unanimous report in favour of the site  -the -*hospital* ^nowf*-stah ds" on7  This   comprises two acres and  was presented: to the ; board by  the Diamond Vale Collieries and  the J Diamond Vale; Supply  Ca>  arid the whole gift was due to  the instigation of T. J. Smith.  The Directors choice of an Architect fell upon S. B; Birds Esq.  F. R, I., B:Av, Vancouver who had  already carried through successfully the erection of hospitals at  several centers in the interior.  He was invited to meet the dirr  ectors whbexplained to him their  needs, and after furnishing them  with a rough drawing of a hospital meeting these requirements  he was 'instructed to prepare  plans and specifications. These  plans and specifications were approved at 'a directors meeting  arid tenders were called for in  the usual way. Tenders were  received from firms in Vancouver and Kamloops as well as Merritt, and the successful tender  waS-thaLof^Messra,FQwler_and  Larson. The directors feci 1hr,t  their choice of contractors was n  particularly fortunate one. The  erection of the Hospital has proceeded smoothly and satisfactorily and there is every indication  that the Hospital will be completed well within the specified  time.  The Hospital provides accomodation for 29 patients; 24 on the  ground floor and 5- on the first  floor. Ten wards are intended  as private wards, three as maternity wards and sixteen as public wards. 'In addition there is a  large operating room, anasthetic  room, sterilizing room and dark  room as well as ample provision  for matron and nurses.  The board also beg to report  that; they have adopted a code of  Bye-Laws and Regulations in  which is embodied a scale of fees.  In" this matter they have tried to  provide for every contingency as  well as to reduce the fees to as  low a figure as possible. In addition special regulations.are inserted affecting Contract labor.  These Bye-Laws and Regulations  will be printed and issued to the  public shortly.   .  In regard to finances the board  have much pleasure in reporting  that; they liave received $8,000  Government grant as well as $4,  355.75   from    the    Middlesboro  mines.    Subscriptions to the amount of $5,000 have been promised.    A full report of'the financial  condition  however will  be  given   in   the   treasurers statement.   The   Directors   wish; to  place on record their hearty appreciation of the good work done  by  the  treasurer   in   collecting  private   donations.    The whole  work practically has fallen upon  his shoulder and he has spared  no effort to collect them.  The Directors have already  considered the equipment of the  hospiial but as this is a matter  that can be dealt with better  when the Hospital is nearly completed, no action has been taken  in the matter. Since the 31st.  of March the Directors have been  summoned to 13 meetings. The  following is a list of the attendances of directors:���  .  C. Graham, president, 13. A.  Jackson, vice president, 13. A.  W, Strickland, Treasurer, 12.  J. Graham, 11. F. S. Gay, 8.  J. Collett, 10. J. H. McMillan,  8. ' ~ y  .  M. L. Grimmett moved the adoption of the Directors' report.  He thought it an excellent r< port  and it showed that in thf short  time that had elapsed the Board  had done much they ought to be  proud of. J. Marshall seconded.  Treasurer Strickland next presented the audited balance sheet  in his usual lucid mcrr.cr. It  showed clearly that there is still  a long gap to fill before the Ht s-  pital can be opened free from-  debt. $24,000 are required at  least before this can be done.  About $20,000 is in sight if all  promises are fulfilled, whilst the  balance in the Bank is just over  $5,000  For the new board of Directors  there were   seven   nominations  and as only six can serveaballot  was necessary.    This resulted in  the. election of F-.&.Gay,,20.votes, .\  J. Graham, 22 votes7 J.  Collett,  21 votes, B.  Browitt, 20 votes,  G. Hudson,  18 votes,   F.   Fairclough.  14 votes.   H.   Greig 12  votes,   being riot elected.    The  new members of the board are  Hudson Browitt and Fairclough. -  -Mrs. F. S.  Gay, president-of -  the Ladies Aid, in a short speech  spoke very encouragingly of the  Ladies' efforts.    They had nearly  $300 already and. were determined to do their best to provide all  the linen necessary for the Hospital.    Needless to say they were  accorded a hearty vote of thanks.  The meeting however, was not .  to terminate without some com:  plaint. H. Greig thought the  directors had not done their duty,  in exacting only $5 a day penalty  for every day the Hospital remains incomplete after 1st. Jan.  and wished to know what the  Directors were doing now the  work on the Hospital has been  held up for a month or more.  'Heseemedtobeabsoiutelyalone���  l-i this matter. Not only is the  wo; k of the Hospital not being  held up, but Mr. Greig had  already heard and approved the  Directors Report which states  that the Hospital will be completed well within the specified time.  Had he wished to discuss this  penalty clause certainly the proper time was before he had approved the Directors actions. -  The Provincial government has  the choice of two additional Directors and there is every reason  to believe that these will be H.  H. Matthews, Nicola and A. N.  B.Rogers, Merritt.  iV.. -   -    ��� ���  J. A. McDonald, in partnership with Hugh Gillis have opened a pool room, cigar and confectionery store at Lytton in the.  building which Mr. McDonald  has just had erected, and arc  meeting with good success. Mr.  McDonald came up to Merritt  for a few days the latter end of  last week, returning to Lytton  again on Saturday.    .:  '.    o   Tae date of the second annua  general  meeting of the Nicola  Valley Agricultural  and  Horticultural has been set for Monday, December 11. lHf-n.  friavrcsr   33��  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  !\/  Fridax, November 3,  1911  FSSffi  Established 1817.  Head Office:    Montreal.  Capital  (all paid up) -   .  Cash and Undivided Profits  Total Assets  $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  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF,<  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  All Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt Factories.  ��  General Contractor of Plastering  BRICK, STONE, GEMENT BLOCKS AND  GENERAL CEMENT WORK.  ALL WORK NEATLY AND PROMPTLY EXECUTED  PRESSED CEMENT STEPS, GRAVE STONES,  FENCE POSTS, ETC.  tar Restaurant  Voght Street,   Merritt.  The place where you get just - what  you   want,   andj 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  , Choice Tobaccos, Cigars, Cigarettes, Pipes.  Fruits, Candies and Soft Drinks^  VOGHT ST. C,,.������P,SITJLP?����� MERRITT  OPPOSITE THE  SUNSHINE    THEATER,  NOW IS THE TIME  TO   HAVE  YOUR PAINTING DONE  PAINTER AND PAPERHANGER  Can do it to your salisfactton, and he  GUARANTEES  AM his work.  M. L. Grimmett,  W. M.  A.F.&A.M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the second  Tuesdayofeach  month at 8 p.  m.   Sojourney-  invited.  Fred S. Gay  Secretary.  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 ad-  vertisinz. Land and water notices $7.60 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising 10 words for 26 cents,  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract ad-  fertisiiiK.  Address  . THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  O.  Box 20 Merritt.B.C  Phone 25.  MUCH CREDIT DUE  The Provisional Board of Directors of the N. V. General Hospital are to be congratulated upon  the success that so far has attended their efforts to establish  a hospital for the Nicola Valley.  The erection of such' a building  in a district Where the population  is largely a floating one needs a  considerable amount ,of courage  and business acumen.   A false  step   and   irreparable   disaster  would have followed..   The directors were aware of this: hence  they have proceeded step by step  with most praisworthy caution.  Minor mistakes they'may have  made, and some captious critics  may seize upon these and proceed  to magnify them into unwarranted proportions.    Such a course  can not be condemned too severely, and the board of Director  can wv 11 afford to ignore these  critics.   It must, be gratifying to  the board to know their actions  have been endorsed by the public meeting and that the same  public meeting showed its confidence in the retiring directors by  electing them to serve upon the  the new board.   We believe their  confidence will riot be misplaced.  Of course the financial side of  the undertaking Will occupy the  careful attention of the board for  some time yet."   Moremoney is  needed if the Hospital is to be  opened free from debt  and  it  would be a great shame if half  its value to the valley were lost  owing to crippled-finances.   The  mines have done well and  the  government Xhas   , contributed  handsomely;'^ -StiiVmdreremai'ns  to 1 be done and Jwe would urge  the general public not7 to be unmindful bf the chiirns of the Hospital.   We'cah assure them that  Treasurer Strickland will gladly  welcome   subscriptions  of any  amount at any time;*  The Hospital will be ready before the stipulated timeyri the  contract, Jan. lsl Of that we.  are assured. BeforeXthat day  we.have no doubt the public will  be invited to inspect the bulding  and we have no fear that the  general verdict, in spite of carpT  ing critics, will be one of unstinted approval, y  work on a prison farm, paid for  their work and the proceeds sent  to their families. Mr. Hanna  also said it was possible that an  arrangement would be made in  the eartern part of the province  for taking care of men who  would not support their families.  C. N. R. LETS BIG CONTRACT  The Canadian Northern Pacific  railway has awarded to Messrs  Waddell & Harrington, civil engineers, of Kansas Cay, a contract for designing and superintending the construction of ten  steel bridges along the route between Cisco and Kamloops.  Their total cost will amount to  about $1100,000. There will be  two crossings of the Fraser, seven  of the main Thompson river, and  one of the North Thompson river.  The Fraser will be bridged just  above the C. P. R. Bridge at  Cisco, and also at a point a short  distance below Lytton. .  ESTABLISH LIBRARIES  An association has been formed in British Columbia to encourage the organization and development of public libraries in the  province.  Its first and immediate aim is  to secure the passage, of a modern Public Libraries Act.   Such  an Act would:  1st. Provide for the establishment of Library Boards in any  part of the Province, whether  organized municipalities or unorganized districts;  2nd. Give authority to municipalities to levy a rate for library  purposes;  3rd. Make provission for a  Provincial grant in proportion  to the amount raised locally;  4th.; Provide for the organization, inspection and assistance of  Public Libraries in the Province  by an officer or officers appointed  by the Government; ; o  5th, Provide for the training  of librarians.  Finest Pool Room in the Interior.  THE PALACE  POOL ROOM  ANDREWS & SMITH, Props.  COMPLETE   STOCK OF  CIGARS' TOBACCOS    CIGARETTES  PIPES  '  CANDIES  '  CIDERS  AND SOFT DRINKS  Cor. Voght St. & Granite Ave.,  MERRITT  First Class  Barber Shop  In Connection.  SEE  THE  FOR LIVERY, EXPRESS &1DRAY WORK  "W*E 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  HARRY H. WARD  Real Estate  and Insurance  Representing old board companies such as:  '���Sun",  "Norwich Union",    ": n*K 1: " ; i <" cloi  Your Patronage is Solicited.  Office;      Conklin Block,     Voght Street,      Merritt.  Nicola Valley  "There's No Place Like Home"  SEE US  for Pacific Coast Fir Cedar and Spruce  .  Lumber.    :  Shingles, Moulding, Loth, Sash and Doors.  Our finished Lumber is Unequelled.  The Vancouver Lumber Co.  Limited. *  Phone 41  Merritt, B. C.  -Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of=  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh Pish  always on  hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager  A. W. McVittie  DOMINION  &   PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  Subdivision Work a   Specialty  Offices with John Hutchison Co.  MERRITT, BC.  A. B. KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  N. J. BARWICK  icola ��� Merritt  y     HAS RIGHT IDEA  Kingston, Ont., Oct. 30.���In an  interview with Mr. J. C. McCon-  achie, agent of the Children's  Aid Society, HonyW. J. Hanna, provincial secretary} in the  Ontario government, said that  his department was considering  a plan whereby worthless heads  of "families would-be placed to  A Chance for  the  In Great Vancouver, which is the  best investment in B. C.  Prices from $200 a lot  to $5000  on good terms.  H. B. Armstrong   mS^e. c!  -Or-GU!Mpiesf=Lid.*=331=Pender-Street,^We5tj^Vanco��ayer.==  ������/ -  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  ��V 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!  Merritt Lumber Yard  ' ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  DEALERS IN  Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Lime,  Cement and all kinds building  material.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  The Nicola Valley News  PHONE 25.    MERRITT, B. C.  OLDWATER  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  GUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION,  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  WM. MgInTYRE, Pro  p.  MERRITT, B.C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  Cn  \\ >'!}i5   >t' 3>jc\   utton, etc., always on hard  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  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Friday, November 3, 1911
the Nicola valley news
Special
Demonstration
ancellor
and others of the  splendid  line
of durable, economical, r.Iiable and attractive
tzmmsm
urney-
loves
o.
now on display at our store—a demonstration that marks the 20th Century
^achievement in stove-making.    Come and examine the special poir.ts of
excellence—
a>
Economizer
f—a marvellous device for the control of the heat. It gives a saving of 20%
in fuel, besides economy of time and labor. A patent authorized only on
this line. ' ,
The Divided Oven Flue Strip is a great economy cf food. . All
danger of failure in baking is minimized with this clever arrangement for
even distribution of heat. There is no better test of practical stove-
work than this perfect oven control.
Another advantage lies in the Reversible Grate equipped with strong
interlocking teeth that save waste, maximum heat with less fuel.
The Broiler Top—the strong oven door, are excellent features—
and these all combine with attractive designs in wide variety1 of size
and price.
You are earnestly invited to come and inspect the Gurney-Oxford
line—for the good of your purse, your health, and "all the comforts
of home." , '
Merritt Mercantile Co
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 $L50 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 Court 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 dis£rict:y    •      '   '     -.',■.
No.
NAME
PJLACE
1123   Williamson William,
1135   Williamson James,
Middlesboro,
Middlesboro,
27   Archibald, George,
905   Scott, Ernest,
126   Butler, George H.
241   Dickinson, Samuel.
275   Egan, James,
372   Gordon, Peter,
439   Hoggan, John,
535   Lambert, William,
645   Morris. John,
v)84l   Russell, John,
833   Rowbottom, George G.
849   Redpath, James,
853   Reid, Peter,
922   Shepherd, W. R.
934   Sisterson, Robson,
828   Proteau, Joseph.
154   Chartrand, Archie,
224   Dancy, Stanley Nelson,
446   Horton, Ambrose,
455   Hoyles, W'|l»an'»?
503   "gamp, Wjlljam,
951   Sinith, Sydney Leonard,
865   Snyder, Walter,
1040   Trotman, Bert,
1118   Williams, Watkin,
1121   Williams, Joseph,
1182   Withrow, Franklin,
~~Middlesboro,   ~
Merritt.
Merritt,
Middlesboro.
Merritt.
Middlesboro.
Merritt.
Merritt.
Merritt.
Middlesboro.
Merritt.
Merritt.
Middlesboro.
Merritt.
Merritt.
Mamette Lake.
Mamette Lake,
Merritt.
.Merritt.
MerrittV
Merrjt":.
Merpitt,
• "L.ower Njcola,
Merritt.
Merritt. •
Middlesboro.
Merritt.
Merritt 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. c
A. J. COllTEE, Prpp^
McrritJj B..C
C.#/f. STRIKEvSETTLEI*y %
Medicine Hat> Oct. 28.-The
strike of the coal miners of eastern British Columbia and Alberta, which has been in progress for nearly eight months,
is at an end, and in the course
of a few days every one of the
twenty-five mines in the district
will be in operation again with
7,500 men at work.
The end of the strike was
brought about through the efforts of Hon. Robert Rogers,
minister of the interior, who
came to Lethbridge Wednesday
to meet both parties to the longstanding dispute and ascertain if
something could not be done towards effecting a settlement.
During theday hehad anumber
of conferences with representatives of the operators and the
men,- and before the day was
over it was considered that an
agreement satisfactory to both
sides was possible. The conferences were resuriied at eight
o'clock yesterday morning, and
at two o'clock in the afternoon
the minister of the interior had
held upwards of a dozen meetings with each side. It was, announced the terms acceptable to
all had been drawn up and signed. [
There was general rejoicing in
the city when the news became
known, and before Mr. Rogers
left for Winnipeg, at 3 o'clock he
brought together the representatives of the men, headed,by W.
B. Powell, president of District
No. 8, of the United Mine Workers of America, and representatives of the operators headed
by Lewis Stockett, president of
the Western Coal Operators' Association.
The magnitude of the strike
can be imagined when it is stated that since the first of April
twenty-five mines have been
shut down and 7,500 men have
been out of employment. The
mines represent an , invested
capital of $40,000,000, while fhe
the monthly payroll of the men
totals in the neighborhood of $1-
000,000. Business in all the mining centres was considerably injured by the closing down of the
collieries, no class escaping.
- The settlement will be""6f immense advantage to the western
country, which owing to^the long
struggle was confronted with a
fuel shortage during the approaching winter. The resumption
of operations at the mines will
mean the removal of this danger.
The agreement, which was signed yesterday, is to continue in
force for three years and a half,
expiring on March 31, 1915.
towards Merritt will be proceed-
ep with as soon as the Summer-
land grades are ascertained. Mr.
Rice has covered the district
around-Penticton' and estimates
by the' time the railway is ready
to handle the fruit crop of 1913,
the production will amount. to
120 calrs.
The station, freight sheds and
round houses will be built by the
K. R. V. R. Co., under the supervision of Mr. Kierstead.—Penticton Herald.,
INCORPORATED 1855.      .
100 Branches in Ontario,  Quebec and
The West.
CONSTRUCTION AT PENTICTON
The contractors for; the first
five mile stretch of track for the
Kettle River Valley Railway, out
of. Penticton, arrived in, town
this week. They are Messrs. L.
M. Rice and Alfred Anderson, of
the firm of Messrs. Rice & Company, Vancouver and Spokane,
and Mr. Gus Beck/ who will
practically have charge of the
work. Pour cars of material arrived about the same time at
Keremeos, and are being hauled
to Penticton by road. Almost
the-whole-of-theTmaterialwas
shipped f romt Spokane through
Keremeos, but in future it will
be sent through Vancouver and
down the lake, thus saving considerable time and haulage.
Only, five miles of the road
have been let on the west side,
as the question of running into
Summerland, or not, has not yet
been settled. The contractors
have-not, therefore, brought in
any /large machinery for the
present, and will proceed with
the worK by manual labor, pending the decision of the directors.
It is" estimated that at least
2-50 men will be employed, the
contract calling for the section
to be finished early in the spring.
The contractors are endeavoring
to get permission from the
agen t to forni a camp on the
Indian Reserve. Little difficulty
is expected in obtaining his consent; y All the necessaries for
the camp will be purchased in
town, and contracts have already
huen made, with several of tho
store keepers for groceries and
other goods.    ...
Iu a statement made to the
Herald representative, Mr. Rice
said Ijis firm had the, contracts
on the'cast^nd'-west sides of.,.the
Like.,.abjut .75 miles in all.   That
Thus far 57 miles of .track
have been laid on : the Kettle
Riyer Valley line, out.of the total
of 141 miles p rovidjbd for. ■ Regular train service will shortly be
inaugurated between Merritt and
Otter summit.     ;
IDLE MONEY may be deposited until
required.
INTEREST paid on all balances twice
a year. i
Every description of Banking Business
transacted. j
CAPITAL   -'.-   $4,000,000.00
RESERVE   -   .    $4,944,777.00
MERRITT BRANCH
A. N. B. ROGERS,
MANAGER
RECOMMENDED THE LASH
Chief Justice Hunter made an
excellent suggestion in his reply
to the presentment of the Grand
Jury at the New Westminster fall
assizes. He declared that the
punishment meted out to those
miserable creatures who supply
Indians with intoxicants does not
seem to be adequate, in that it
does not deter them from repeating the offence, The imposition
of a fine is insufficient, and even
a term jail fails to prevent the
committing of an act that is
fraught with ill and has on several occasions led to murder. He
recommended that the first offence :should be attended by along
term of imprisonment and a rep-
itionlwith the application of the
cat. ; He statedXihai he had frer
quently recommended to the government more severe punishment
than8 the law at present provides.
These remafks~*from the chief
justice were called forth on ac*
count of'the number of Indians
before the court1' charged with
criminal offences, all of which
were traceable to"1 the evil influences of intoxicating liquors.
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• Quilchena Ave
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M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.
Banister and Solicitor
Notary Public
Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal
WATER NOTICE
I, Frank P. Patterson, of Vancouver,
B. C, phsician, give notice that, on the
15th day of November, 1911,-1 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
secpnd 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. ' v
Frank P. Patterson, .
by his agent
J. D. Anderson, of Trail, B. C.
aula
Dissolnfiop of Partnership
Notice js hereby given that the partnership heretofore subsisting between us
the under signed, as Gemmill and Ran-
kin in this City of Merritt in 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, mi,      '•- " '
' G. m; GEMMILL
A. F. RANKINE.
Witness':   A. B. Fletcher. -40
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
io 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.
CANADIAN
Western Lines
Vest of Revelstoke
Train leaves 12.35 daily for
all points East and West.
Returning, leaves 18.40.
Tickets on sale'to all points
Canada andlllUnited States.
Accommodation'r eserved
and complete passage book-
* ed to any part of Great Brit-
sain,to Canada. ,.,.-If sending
for your friends •purchase
your ticket here -and avoid
the risk of sending money.
For rates and sailings apply
to   '
P. H. PUFFER
Agent -        'Merritt, B. C.
Or write to
H. W. BRIDIE
General   Passenger  Agent
Vancouver,, B.C.
.   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=frorn=the=3outh=Branch=o£
the West Branch of Otter Creek, in the
Yale Division of Yale District.
The water is to be taken from the
said Creek about 600 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.
Plumbing and
Steamfitting
PIRST 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
tojbuy.
Kennedy &
Cunningham
V.
VOGHT STREET
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.P r c i
Merritt,B. C.
THE COLDSTREAM ESTAT
*"""»■• B.C.     NURSERIES     V"""""-B.t.
have a very fine assortment of
FRUIT TREES
ORNAMENTAL AND SHADE TREES
BUDDED STOCK A SPEGIALTY
All trees offered for sale are grown in our own nurseries on
the Coldstream Estate.
|    General Agent,       V. D. CURRY,       Vernon, B. C.
•;
i
Has Been
In the
At the 1,500 feet
level!
The Mine Reports:
"Cross-cut l^LJ^eet
of Coal high grade
and the face
still in coal
99
What more assurance
do you want as to the
future of Coalmont?
See WILLIAMSON, the Townsite
Agent, OfHce adjoining th»
Coldwater Hotel.
Williamson & Turner
Sole Agents.
COALMONT, B. C. 4  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  "Friday, ' November 3,  1811  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.^  J. W. Powers, of Canford, was  in town yesterday purchasing  supplies for his camp six miles  from Canford. Mr. Powers has  a contract for the cutting arid  delivering; of 6,000,000 feet of  timber to the White Pine Lumber Co., at their mill near Canford.      .  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Del King went up to Kamloops  the first of the week.  Thos. Smith Provincial constable at Spence's Bridge was, in  town to-day.  J. A. Maughan has opened law  offices on Quilchena avenue sext  door to A. F.yRankine's drug  store. Mr. Maughan comes  from Victoria, where he has beeri  practising for the past year.   ;��*  . The directors of the Princeton  Coal and Land company, which  has for some time past been  shipping coal from its mines at  Princeton, are stated to have  authorised an expenditure of  about $100,000 to provide coal  screening arid picking- plant for  its colliery there.  A. J. Menzies has finished  threshing throughout the Valley  and stored his outfit for the  season.  A. Jackson was in Kamloops  this week in attendance at the  county court: which was held  there. .  Miss Mary McDonald of Spokane, Wash., is spending a short  vacation in town visiting her  brother   Robt.    McDonald.  Chas. Howse, A. N. B. Rogers  and A. Little motored to Greenwood on Sunday last and spent  Thanksgiving day in the copper  metropolis. They returned home  on Tuesday.  T. Heslop, Nicola, secretary of  the Nicola Valley Agricultoral  and Horticultural Association';  was in town yesterday attending  a meeting of the directors of the  above association.r        y  On Wednesday morning a  party composed of Frank Barnes,  D. Lund and Gus Brolin left for  the Aspen Grove district on a  week's hunting trip.  D. S. Ponsford is in town this  week on a hotel advertising campaign. The coast evidently regards Merritt as good hunting.  Doctor T. V. Curtin returned  on Tuesday from a holiday trip'  to the coast. The genial doc  looks in the pink of condition after his visit and (mark it well)  reports no rain in the wet belt  just now.  Mayor Isaac Eastwood came  back to his own again early this  week after a recuperative spell  iat Harrison Hotl Springs. He  took the usual morning dose along  with the other recuperants, and  says the water scarcely seems so  bitter as of yore, but anyway  he's mighty glad to be back at  the old stand keeping things  along for the Valley of Eternal  Sunshine.  Alec Bothwell, late of this burg  was in town yesterday from Nicola where he reports business in  good shape all round. Alec  quaintly claims direct descent  from the original Dair on the  ground that when Adam lost his  job the angel Gabriel took the  message back that "they were  bothwell."   Next please.  There was only one case up  this week before Police Magistrate Morgan. Anthine Spachan  (Indian) was fined $5 and costs  for being drunk.  Jack Dorais, late a partner in  the White restaurant at Lytton,  returned here on Saturday's train  and expects to go on to Coalmont  in a few days.  Sid G. Morgan, of the Nicola  Valley Pine Lumber company at  Canford was in the city for a few  days this week. Sid is a good  all-round sport and was a double  winner at Coutlee last Saturday.  This week the Nicola Valley  Meat Market bought two steers  from Jos. Castillion which tipped  the scales at a little over two  tons. ' These are the two largest  beef animals ever brought into  Merritt. The weights being respectively 2020 and 1995.  C. L. Betterton, of the Better-  ton, Fraser Land Co., owning  large tracts of farming and  grazing lands in the Aspen  Grove district, was in town on  Saturday last on his way home  Victoria, from an, inspection of  their property in. the above  mentioned district." ; .  Alex Lucas, M. P. P., was in  town this week accompanied  by Mrs. Lucas. Another visitor  to the valley was Dan Sutherland, government road inspector,  Miss Bertha McGoran who has  been connected with the staff of  the Nicola Valley Meat.Market  for the past year as accountant,  has resigned her position with  the above mentioned firm and  will take up the work in a similar  capacity in the office of her  father at the Merritt Lumber  Yards.  The. work of opening a coal  mine near the Tulameen river  several miles above Princeton,  which the Princeton Collieries,  Ltd., of Vancouver, commenced  during the summer, has, we are  informed, been suspended for  the present.  H. C. Meeker, manager of the  White Pine Lumber Co. at Canford came up on Wednesday, to  meet Alex'Lucas, M. P. P. while  the latter gentleman was in the  city. H. C. Meeker stated that  the spur line into the mill was  now completed and that his company would start shipping to the  prairie at once.  Miss Seville entertained a nurn-  ber of her young friends at her  home on Nicola avenue on Tuesday last. Singing, recitations,  games, etc., enlivened the evening until eleven o'clock when a  light luncheon was served by the  hostrss, after which a dance was  given." Those present were Misses Sherwood Cousins, McNeil,  Gaveline, and Messrs Stevenson  McKenzie, Cunningham Simpson  Cooper and Perkins. _  Reports from the East contain  glowing'accounts of the achievements of Credential," ,Mr. T, J.  Smith's champion juniper"which  is how appearing in Eastern centres on his" way back.from the  Olympic Horse Show in London,  England, where he succeeded in  carrying off quite a number of  blue ribbons.; At the big exhibition at Toronto, Credential won  three prizes, two of them firsts.  At Coburg he won three firsts,  and at London, Ont., he won the  high jump easily, clearing 7 feet  1 inch. Last week at the Welland  show he eclipsed that "mark by  going over a 7 foot 3 inch jump.  Mr. Smith will bring Credential  back to the coast-shortly and he  will again be.entered in the annual exhibition of the Vancouver Horse Show Association,  which will be held next April.���  Saturday Sunset.  The provincial government  men are busy this week building  the new Chapman bridge on the  Coutlee road under foreman Jack  Rhodes.  UNSHIN1  TWO SHOWS DAILY : 7.30 to 9, 9 to 10.30.    Good Music "under direction of  a   Professor  NEW PROGRAM MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY.  4,000 feet of film each Show.    Prices: Adults, 25c.; Children, 10ci  PROGRAMME FOR FRIDAY AMD SATURDAY, NOV. 3 and 4.  Branding a Bad Man. The Mill of the Gods. Hypnotising a Hypnotist.  S. J. Solomon at the Coutlee  hotel religiously enters in his  register each morning at 6.30  the state. of the thermometer.  Saturday it ranged from 17 degrees above zero at that hour to  44 above at midday.  ���      :    ���   ���     -�� X( -    ,. :    ���  Mrs. Zeb Kirby returned from  a brief visit to friends at the  Coast on Saturday's train, and  Zeb is now himself again.  ������ ������o���-���.  The latest baby to be launched  on a journalistic world in the  province is the Ladysmith Signal. The christening ceremony  was performed last week with  unqualified success, and the new  arrival is a four-page affair well  printed and carrying quite a few  local advertisements. Another  star in the journalistic firmament  nearer home is due to appear  before Noel.  A big crowd assembled in the  Brunswick pool room last Friday  evening to witness the draw for  Joe Holler's horse. The 11th  ticket drawn out of the bag  proved to be the winner, the  number of the winning ticket  was 20, and the fortunate holder  Charles Graham, superintendent  of the Nicola Valley Coal & Coke  company. J. S. Ellis and F. A.  Reid officiated as tellers at the  draw.  A very successful dance was  pulled off in Menzies' hall on  Hallowe'en and was largely attended. There were seen J pirouetting in the dance gay  Pierrots and Pierrettes, Jeariots  and Jearinettes, dusky ; Indian  maidens and Big Chiefs with the  war-paint on, old English courtier and "ladyesfaire''- crowned  with powder and peruke, medieval knights on gallant errand  bent, and innumerable other  characters grotesqe and sublime.  For the most attractive and  unique costume in the ladies'  division Mrs. Ruark carried off  the honors, while among the  men Homer Darknell's representation of a Fiji islander took the  palm. Refreshments were  served at midnight and. the  dance broke up at 2>30.  Wm. Cooper left*'today on a  business trip to Victoria. He  will return oh Tuesday.  WHERE'S THAT CUP?  The Nicola Valley championship football cup presented by  R. P. Rithet for annual competition among local "clubs, final  possession only to?be obtained  after three successive wins by  any one club, was it appears captured by Middlesboro two seasons  ago, and since then although the  Merritt organisation has sent in  challenges to the holders no further, match has been arranged.  Alec Hongan representing the  local club claims that - some two  or three months ago he issued a  direct challenge to' Middlesboro  through the city papers which  has not been taken up. The  Merritt players are" "getting sore  and inquiring who are. the present rightful owners of the trophy, the challengers or the team  which carried it off two years  back and apparently decline to  make a future game.  Itis safeTo say that-the^Mid^  dlesboro secretary will be the  recipient of a written challenge  from Merritt within the next  few days, and should they decline acceptance or ignore the  defi the city organisation intends  taking the necessary steps to reclaim the cup by default and  again put it in the open field for  competition.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong's Store.  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt.  Corporation of City of M err it  -VOTERS U ST-  Property owners^ aire hereby  notified that their names will riot  appear on the voters list for 1912  unless they are registered owners in the Land Registry Office.  The list closes on Thursday  November 30th and all owners are  requested to see that they are  properly registered before that  date.  H. Priest,  39-43 City Clerk.  a ^'vC'l' �� '  The Oxford Chancellor,  \      ' ' FOR WOOD OR COAL  HWFf���win'���MumnM  Never before in the his  tory   of JRange  has the public  building  beehJ  ered  a  Steel   Range  So   complete  in   every  detail   as is  herewith presented in the  OXFORD   CHANCELLOR  Handsome in appearance, constructed of the  yery best material, mounted by the most  skilled labor, they cannot fail to give satisfaction.  >���*_  calinn inNscfcu i um ~s1 uuk  GENERAL PROVIDERS  New Howse Block  Quilchena Avenue  Harry Marboeuf. representing  Pither & Leiser, the Victoria  wholesale liquor firm, was in  town last week-end. He says  the fall weather here has even  Victoria beaten. ���  NICOLA NOTES  P, Burns & Co shipped 25 cars  of cattle from Nicola today from  the Douglas Lake Cattle Co.  Some jack-in-office has been  busy recently around Nicola, and  great consternation was felt by  old-timers particularly when it  became known an order had  gone out from the provincial  government to have all the  lovely shade trees cut down in  the streets.    One great roar of  protest went up fto'rii th<- inhabitants when it Ie;ikcd out, ho\v-r  ever,; which wn s' d i'l ly r in t i ns  writing and forwarded to headquarters, with the 'result iluii ;i  countermand arrived just as i ho  hirelings had started their f<II  work, and the-pretty grove 'of  trees was saved with the exception of one which had air ady  fallen a victinuto the vandals.

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