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 .'*&!$  yy^^  Vol. 2, No   3j  MERRITT; B.C., OCTOBER 27 1911  Price 5 Cents  " FIT-REFORM " SUITS AND  OVERCOATS  There's nothing  fo be gained by waiting til! every other  man in town has  selected his Fall Suit  before - choosing  yours.  Fit-Reform'  Clothing  es ore 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  in and look them  Interesting Gathering Last Saturday Evening.  The Middlesboro Club, which  has been in a flourishing condition  since its inception four years ago  and now boasts more than 150  paying members, held a very successful smoking concert on Saturday evening in the large upper  room of the building,, - when  wrestling and boxing.boutsWere  staged and a big array of Mis^icaT  talent unearthed. A big crowd  of sports among members and  friends was present, G. McKenzie being in the chair supported  by Chas. Graham (superintendent of the Nicola Valley Coal &  Coke Co.) and A. Bryden (Superintendent of the Coal Hill Syndicate. ) Refreshments were served by the committee at half time.  The wrestling contest was between D. Brown and Roy Smith,  both local men. The first bout  showed the men to be pretty  equally matched and a great  struggle resulted, the contestants  rolling themselves off the mat  several times. Brown secured  the fall in 19 minutes. In the  second bout the men went to it  faster than ever," but the decision lay with Smith this time, who  pinned his man to the mat in 15  minutes.  The sparring match was of four  rounds duration, the contestants  being J. Cartmell and Tom Mel-  drum. The latter w^s jiring  away'a whole lot both in weight  and reach, but showed, to best  advantage in the first round,  cleverly dodging his opponent's  knock-out punches and getting  in a good body-blow occasionally.  Round two was pretty even all  through, the heavy missing sevr  efal good*openingg>owing,to^.the  superior agility of his _ opponent.  The next _round -was decidedly  CartmeH's.he put in-some good  slogging work arid quite a few of  the blows got home. In the final  round the bantam.'was as game  as ever but obviqflsly weakening  and unable to get his body work  in as in the two ^ initial bouts.  The referee madejt a draw, but  many of the audience tho jght the  giant was a few points ahead on  the game. ~f\  Just before midrjight the chairman in an appropriate speech  thanked his large audience for  their attendance \ that evening  and assured them^that owing to  the success of tK&'jnitial gathering similar meetings would be  organized periodically during the  winter months/ wnich statement  was'greeted with applause. The  gathering shortly afterwards  broke up with a-hearty rendition  of "AuIdLangSype".  The Musical program was as  follows: 1'  Piano and violin duet, "Good  and Jeff," T. julien and P.  Smith.  song/ v^Learig,"   D.  'Buskin March,"  ��'-..  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.   Ridrtewa v-S-OScLCou ntry^Tea   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.  Scotch  Copeland.  Piano solo,  T. Bullen.  Song, "Lass of Balloch Myle"  W. Baxter. !  Piano and violin duet, ' 'Variations," T. Bullen 's|nd P. Smith.  Comic song, "Never Look out  of the Window. "-D. Brown.  Ballad, "Where the River  Shannon Plows," J. Arthur.  Comic song, "I'm a.policeman  and I Know my Book," R. Jackson.    Encore,  "Mavourneen."  Ballad, "Down WJhere the Cotton Blossoms grow7" J. Slater.  Pianaforte selections, T.-Bullen  Song. "Lying on a Foreign  Short*," Gi Stynhduse. -  Song, '. The Scotch Emigrant/'  R. Brown. , -   y.��l i,.^,? ,r  Song, "Paper McFarlaSfi&t&fl  McBeth.   .;.   y -J   ,y TXyy^z  Song, J.,Quatrebras,i/?Hi^Hast  ing.   -y     c "h^iy^u^J^  ^Pianpforte ~splf^^TKe^~""*  Return," T. ���'B'uire^���r<~   .'.'   X  Song, "Erin's JgleV'= J. ��� Webster. >  Song, "Daddy," P. Smith.     -  Piano and violin'duet,���'^elections, T. Bullen and P. Smith.  "D'  Squadqn to Have Fine New  Hall in Near Future.  In our Issue*5 of the 13th. inst,  we published a short appeal to  the citizens of Merritt detailing  the advantage that would,accrue  to the city'r if the contemplated  armoury was-built- within the  city 'limits: In this issue ywe  point out strong reasons for a  central site and -incidentally argue the pro and cons of the subject for the benefit of our readers.  The necessity, for an armoury  would be apparent if Merritt were  a city of Quakers���for proper  storage means that the arms and  accoutrements of "D" Squadron  will be kept in good order from  one annual training to the next.  Again a'decent building well  lighted well heated with; all' the  many accommodations necessary  to a; rural corps-woujd stimulate  recruiting and makeifor efficiency  at the same time. An ���armoury-  becomes in time a species of military club' within the walls: of  which all swho have served the';  Empire and >Canadavarei-always  welcome. > It is amanly club too  wherein young men voluntarily  place themselves under discipline  in order to fit themselves for the  service of Canada in time of need.  Canada's first line of defence today is the Active Militia and costs  per capita> of the population, 8&c  (eighty cents); sathat* none can  cavil of the expense.' \As'men-  tioned' in "our issue-.of i" the 13th".  inst.'a site:.on .the Blair.flat.between- Merritt and/Mddlesbbro  ^as|^een.Qfferedsthe^��^Ethori ties'  ^nplfl&flihg. one ;jnorer:.suitable  wfjl Inbuilt' upon  Nicole  made underneath the proposed #|p pi fli HI ��  armoury, to accomodate a minia-"��� r i VlULy  ture rifle range a high and dry  site 'is absolutely necessary���for  some cellars in Merritt have more  water 'than whiskey in them during theJ shprt period of high water  in ; Spring. .; Writing the word  "whiskey leads us to observe that  adherents of the Blue Ribbon  Army can march shoulder to  shoulder with .their red-coated  comrades'of the Militia to advocate the* necessity of a central  drill hall, all militia men are sober  of necessity���for no liquor is al  lowed in any militia camp in  Canada. Apropos of the above  paragraph we may say that during: the camp at Kamloops it was  feared that "D" Squadron had  lapsed from the stern path of  military discipline ��� an empty  beer bottle was found in the lines  :���but we are happy to say that it  was incontestably proved to the  satisfaction of the camp commandant j to' have been, placed  there by ; a... malicious infantry  "man---'aJ base"gravel-crusher.  yNext Summer let us hope that  we may be able to adapt the Old  Jingo, chorus somewhat as fol-  "We don't want to fight,  But. by Jingo if���we���do,  We've got the men, we've got the guns  And We've got an armoury too.  INSPE0T MINES  Coke  sides ^ nelpmgf.Ao --solidify?- the  city/from a building" standpoint.  These are. cogent reasons but are  outweighed by;? the-fact- that a  central site would betteV.f aelliate  theM ministration of thfe' Squad-.  A more central site-would ad vantage ihe^ city     .;.,..��. ,  .  '<im,theratepayeraitaiUioiaieTw ^h*h* ^/J?&���*fl;onJhe  INSPECTED NEW SCHOOL  D. ~ F. Lawrence supervising  architect for the provincial government arrived in the city on  Tuesday," and Wednesday morning made an insjjeetion of the  new public school, prior to the  government accepting the finish-  ed'school from contractor William  Cojpper. In conversation with a  News- man, Mr. Lawrence expressed himself.as highly- pleased  Valley    Coal    &  Directors Pay Visit.-  ..-  An important influx of visitors  to the Valley of Sunshine occurred on Tuesday, when the C.P.R.  coast superintendent. Mr. Graham, sent up in his private  car the directorate of the Nicola  Valley Coal & Coke company on  an inspection of their mine property here.  The party consisted of the  following gentlemen :  John Hendry, president; W,  H. Armstrong, general manager;  J. J. Plumber, secretary-treas.;  and Directors R. P. McLennan,  George E. Trorey, J. B. McLaren,  F. R. Stewart, W. McNeil, and  Campbell Sweeney, manager of  the Bank of Montreal at Vancouver.  We are advised that this company will this year handle over  200,000 tons of coal, its output  increasing steadily month by  month, which is a good augury  for future prosperity in Merritt.  The company now ranks fifth  among the coal and coke producing mines of the province, and  work is being carried on at NO.  4 pit, a seam of 18ft. width,  without having reached- bottom  yet. . v.  neVir schbbirand^sal^^The Met:,  ritt school is the cheapest and  one of-the" best-built schools it  has been my privilege to inspect  thjsyear." Mr. Lawrence has  under his   supervision,   now in  j? -l-i.- *i "i ^  jj course of erection,   about fifty  ron from^ a. military outloofeand-    ,    .   ?. ���      ,    ���, ' -.    r  u��� ; ,��i*^+i.���'n��,����������;������� schools throughout the.province,  The cold weather will soon be here and you should, buy a nice  SWEATER GOAT  See our range of these from $2 up to $10.   Every Garment  guaranteed.  Don't forget to get your  HEATING STOVE  now, so as to be ready for winter.   We cany a  assortment at low prices.  ���A  splendid  ithr,  SMITH GETS TWO CHALLENGES  Frank Barnes, promoter of the  recent boxing contest between  the Wisconsin Kid and Young  Smith of Calgary, woa so handily by the latter, is this week-in  receipt of two distinct and separate challenges from outside  centres. The first came on behalf of an unknown (referred to  byrhis trainer, J. B. Wilson, as  "my boy") now awaiting acceptance of the defi at Spence's  Bridge. Wilson claims that his  boy, who fights around 122  pounds, has beaten all the best  talent at the weight down east  and is now looking for matches in  this province.-Barnes-v/ired-this  man yesterday asking for a  meeting to arrange details as to  purse and date.  From Kamloops > comes the  second challenge. Danny Gillon  of Chicago, recently -hit' that  burg after a successful tour in  the east, and would like to arrange a match with )the Merritt  champion at any reasonable  weight.named, and -oir as early  a date as possible. ���--  Young Smith on being interviewed by a News man admitted  the receipt of both challenges  and expressed himself willing  to mix;with the whole bunch if  a suitable .purse were put.up,  winner take all prefered. There's  no yellow streak about this kid,  and neither Chicago or New.  York has hi m scared any, he's  ready to uphold the honor of  Merritt in the pugilistic arena  against all comers at short notice.;  He said neither man was"known"  to him by repute. They might  be top notchers or merely ccime-  ons. It cut no ice with him so  long as tbey could be persuaded  to step into the ring, the. sooner  the better. He has no objections to going to Kamloops, but  would prefer .to have the fight  staged here in Merritt.     ;. --, y ���!  having regard tothe.aboye points  the .question of relative.cost van-  ishes-intothebackground, money  for a site on the- Blair- flat can  probably, be raised within the  Squadron but if.it .more central,  site is demanded, xian we in justice ask the men who give their  services���if need-be, their lives���  to .give their money aiso?  The Citys of Merritt is not at  present in a position to borrow  money but we' understand can do  so after the New Year dawns;  even now we believe the present  council could legally enter into.:a  binding agreement to finance a*  reasonable   proposition   for  the  purchase of a suitable central sije.  Two br three sites have already  been brought to the notice of the  officer-commanaihg^'D'^pquad^  ron and will if !money is jfarth^  coming, be inspected'by the District Engineer at ho distant date.^wv*.  In the spring. 1913 railroad con--  struction, as far as Merritt is concerned, will not be so strong ��� a  financial asset as' it was in the  spring of ���1912- so that a little  coristruction wr rk by the Federal  govern ment will hot 'come'amiss.  The construction of a Rifle Range  for the Valley is also tinder consideration by the militia authorities, a project circulating considerable  currency and- make for  further efficiency of "D" Squad-'  ron. * ^'D" Squadronv British^Cial-  umbia Horse( is a small iiriit of  the! Canadian armyivbnt-we fikvie  Sir- Jdhn^Fretich'svword foV.it  that it arid.likje5' units;of{ihe'"rur>  al"' Cb^ps'of -Canada, are.' better,  able toytake.'the-ifieldv tliian'the  city corps ���who .said ���* Nelson$7-$  upon whom-' so much 'nioiiiey^ is  lavished' in the East, i' In cbhpl%  sioiji \ve would ask- all' whb��� haVe  the1 welfare of "D^ Sqiiadrbii���'? kt  heartwheh next they buttbn'hble  a City Councillor, ���t6':' pirbpotara*  ..~-i.y\*iiLZ 'iuJ'~,ix��t: '������ MrtTi^y-j...ij.-  and together with the many other  public buildings which are under  his charge, his time is fully occupied, t  Continuing, Mr.' Lawren ce stat-  ed.that the contract for the school  at Spence's Bridge had been let  to Messrs". .Catherwood & Slack  of Hatzic, "at $2,750. the present  schoof at Spence's Bridge is next  to 'the oldest school in the province, the7 other being at Craig-  floWer^ .Victoria, which was erected over forty years ago..  ' Mr. Lawrence gave instructions  to Mr. Cooper to have a well dug  on the new school premises. Asked whether the school grounds  would be fenced this fall, Mr.  Lawrence replied that that was a  Jaj^^io^h^the^schooLboard-would  have tb take up with the Hon.  Thos.-Taylor* who would visit  Merritt in the near future.  NICOLA NOTES ._  The Metropolitan Meat Market  is this week having considerable  alterations  made  to it.    A'new  foundation  is being put in and.  the building moved back on :lhe '  lot a few feet.    Inside the.biuild-  ing  several  changes are;.'being"  made.  "       ' ���" V   '�����' y>"r  Thos. Hunter returned ori Sunday last from a irjp:tozC@ljcbbjff.t.-_=  Mr. Hunters visit t<rthe city was  with a ��yiew to moving* his'sawmill there. '".'  ��� Much interest is~ being taken in  the automobile contest now being  conducted by the Kamloops Stan--  dard, as one of our young ladies  here, Miss Jackson daughter of  Mr. Frank Jackson has been  leading with the largest number  of votes to her credit".  D. L. Lawrence, supervising arr  chitect for the provincial government was in town on Wednesday.  C. M. Perfect left on Wednesday on a trip to coast points.'""  FALL   ASSIZES   AT    KAMLOOPS  Kamloops, Oct. 18.���The grand  jury has disposed of all the criminal'cases on the docket at the  assizes.,. ''7'i.7:. '���,- 7z.-  Rex v Falconer, manslaughter.  No! wily;;'. 7y7yy77' :7.7"~77. "���"'.  . Rex ^Walter Wilson, alias W-  Q. Wilson,rshooting With Intent.  True Bill. ������ 7y-yyyx:yyy ������*  , Rex.v Adrian,  assault. .True  mi7,z z7yy77-7777y7i'y777  '; iAtvlast'night's.sessionlthe civil  ocasje of ArgalL v ��� Wallendier^wajs.  .r��s(am^d^-iE^W^I|^^  -tiy X'-.~y y Mr 7jy i��y&?y^$&y?x^?x  Mr. M. A. Durland, manager  of the A. E. House Co's store at  this place was married to Miss  Laura Adams on Friday Oct. 20  "at=tlre=H~om"e7iof~therbride'��r  ents at Nelson B.  C.  .Mr.  par-  and  Mrp..Durland are spending their  honeymoon in Boston and Eastern Canada. The friends of JMr.  Durland are preparing for him  and Mrp. Durland a royal reception upon their return here. They  win* make their home in the cottage adjoining the Potter resid-  ence.  *;*>����� (���< '~��*?s  P. Stewart were heard for the  defence. Stewart admitted in  his. evidence having charged Ar-  gail $1,500 for woik which would  have cost $200 in Duluth. The  'case,was not concluded when tho  court'ad journed.  ^Yesterday afternoon in Rex v,  ^osterr Kief er .and Somerow, the  unto him the-Mquuestion; 'What. ^  to be donje^regardihg1'^ Antral  site for an armoqry;*'^^ ^As'^aE:  afterthought we.would jioint"l:i>\M.  that as'an  a excavation ��� has "to' b^ '->'"{  y.::7.\:X-..a ���������'�� .'A^'X:'.": W-M-^ :  .���   , .-...  ���������   ������'��������� >.; v'.;': .  t% LJNlSN^SHOWEi^ftNtf  ���: 1r"The"Ladies Auxiliary of  the' NicoJ%^V^|l��^|*iGeriieral7|  Hospital "wiishXto extena\ari:'s:"'  in vitatio^ -ttj-^^all^heya.dies'in  : the valley-who did hot re-  . ceive one.to .attend the Lin-  t en ��Shower and tea tb be  f be held  in  the Parish Hall  on Thanksgiy.in.g;Ifeiy Mbn-  " day; Oct. 30tlii, frbm 3 to"6  P  m.;  t?y  jy'pi  ui\[|ia^;%p||aded~ guilty, -proceedings  ^"bei'ng- stayed on two other counts  L. G. McPhillips defending and.  sF'tJ;Fiilton for the crown.  jC'the'Grand Jury was empanelled as  :ifollow8:  G. B. Armstrong, Merritt; P. A.  Barnhart,1 Barnhart.Vale; A. R._ Beth-  une, Kamloops; S. C. Burton, Kamloops; T. D. Gostley, Kamloops; C. C. -  Davidson, Notch Hill;* W. H. Jones,  Grande Prairie; H. H. Matthews,  , Nicpla;..E.. A. Nash, Kamloops; A.  Noble*.'senior, Kamloops; J. T. Robin-  son^ Kamloops: R. K. Scales, Salmon  Arm:W..W. Shaw, Tranquille.     '  'v^-'   it ������w ^. ���-   ���  I     na nu  ������ Mm ������!������ w     ���*    id* .* .���    ����� iw  ���l ���*   ^�� tavvv* p ��� 1��� imj ft Hi ,,    *��� ���������   ��� ^nnai1   i��iii~ �����*��� 1       ^i wn, 9ir<Mn    uttV p*** *��� -   ���  .- t- - - -   ������ ���*>,-���>- v=r           "'- tdn.  .^_..  ���>�����_-:  '  "I-  '.*-.  ..-n.  ^v   Bi ���"���    ����� b^V  ���     "il    jr ��� i    v -f mm* n    rM*l   ���* \. jp        ��� ���        '����    ��� ���     ��*    ������ *^   rill      ���  . Ji i"��r  ���        jhi^i ���   ���   vnr ajpi    r    rl    & ��������   �������� -an *f**i    p v    ���  f'WJ   t}1���(������<�����������    r*    '������������       av< "triM ���  *��'"'*' ���^������ ni      AdJu. ������hi!��� ^^ 11.   ia ^������-^   ^-��.��-��^    "-ifif-^tifiVithi *���*��������!������*���  " i*r! ���*   '   ���*"-"���-"-frlMTl -^t A'aSIA-liB rf-i r-1^,-^ ������*������������ -���*i ,  T1I11 hi rf* fift" A    -iM'l "  ��.^ A4AJ-n....i!hu���l��j%��. ���tfM-i.i-1;.|f|   JlM|.-.n.n *.*���\ .^-.���.i_ J.*�� ._. ^   >.M.^-._.r_��.. -       in   tfiltitu     ifc"1, ilhnh��ii-M-T fc  "j r *���   -*��� -I'M 1 ���-*���-iii inn-"-"���"-1 -*B J-if-.WaTf -*1���w   J'"* ��� ��� "*"    - ��� ��� -m.    - -,   n'-y^ ���t^^^^,r,     --in it--   --"��������  i,Hr    -*-^��� Ji �����1 m   i^ h>  -���       - ���= t. _ ���   - ���,^_     r, j        ���    ���  - T  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, October 27,  1911  Established 1817.  Capital (all paid up)  Cash and Undivided Profits  Total Assets  Head Office:    Montreal  -       $14,400,000.00  $12,961,789.11  $240,009,000700  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year        advance  Six months $1.00  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.) ���  A   GENERAL   BANKING   BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  A.. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Phone 37  P. O. Boz 7  ar&e  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF^  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  AH Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt Factories.  J. W. ELLIS  Mannarer  Ob. dollar per inch per montn f.r regular ad-  rmiiaing. Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising 10 words for 25 cents,  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for Iarse contract ad-  rartisinfr.  Address  '   '. 7 THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  O'.  Box 20 Merritt,B.C  Phone. 25..  judge of the state of the northern roads by the condition of the  automobile.  <Sso]  COOPER  General Contractor of Plastering  BRICK; STONE, CEMENT BLOCKS AND  GENERAL CEMENT WORK.  ALL WORK NEATLY AND PROMPTLY EXECUTED  PRESSED CEMENT STEPS, GRAVE STONES,  FENCE POSTS, ETC.  far Restaurant  Voght Street,   Merritt.  The place where': you get just what  you   want/  and1 just   the   way   you  want it, at. any time you want it.  -Have you tried the Star Yet ?  STEEL & FALCONER  -    - - -Proprietors.      "      .,.-'-  JOE   HOI I.F.R.  OTTO. NCTZE  GO   WITH   THE   BUNCH  TO THE  luwswfCK Pool Boom  ^ , Choice Tobaccos," Cigars, Cigarettes, Pipes.  L'riviv":->: Fruits,* Candies and Soft Drinks.; ^  VOGHT*ST.  ' '���   OPPOSn'E THE  SUNSHINE THEATER.  MERRrrr  -g-icjb&V^*-no^;-*---'::'c'-   ���; .; ,   .......   ,.     ....  '"������";0^n6#IS"TH'E:-TIME:'--  TO   HAVE  yy77'r'i YOUR PAINTING DONE  PAINTER AND PAPERHANGER  Can do if to your satisfaction,'^nd he  GUARANTEES  All his work.  AN ARMOURY.  Elsewhere in, this issue we  print an article advocating a  central site for the "E" Squadron armoury. We can, on good  authority, assure our readers  that an armoury for Merritt is  on the supplementary militia  estimates and that the district  engineer has voluntarily stated  that he sees no reason why the  armoury should not be built in  the Nearly spring of 1913. The  Conservative party is proverbially patriotic and we think it  would not be out of place to  mention the fact that although  the militia administration of the  late government was old womanly and incompetent and very  partial to the effete east it remained for our. local militia to  receive the unkindest cut of all,  to wit: y        j,  "Requisition was made to  Ottawa for some large size  tunics to fit the growth of the  Nicola squadron. After many  moons word came back to the  effect that there was no provision  for MEN'S tunics and that the  O.C. squadron had better enlist  men to fit the uniforms issued  him ! * Perhaps some interested  politician would like to paste the  following in his hat:  7 ' (Excerpt from proposed Conservative patriotic pantomime).  Place���Ottawa. '7-'X\.  Scene���Interior-   of    Cabinet  Council room. -  'Sam 7 Hughes' ��� (loq/) : Say,  Burrell, do you think there is  any truth in :the;-yarn published  by-the Nicola Valley.News?  ^Martin; Burrell *:(loq.): Don't  know, Sam, but if I vwere you  'J'ii get busy and find put.; y  ��� "vSsm Hughes':.:*/ Tt's not our  iiult, Martin. Xi  "^Martin Burrell: It will be your  fault, Sam," if the matter is not  looked into ' right f away ; you  want to enlist men, don't you?  GOOD ROADS CONVENTION  fProspects for the success of  the Good Roads convention which  isf to be held in New Westminster  on November 3 arid 4 are most  encouraging, and that the meetings will have an important bearing on the movement for the im  orovement of existing roads and  the building of new highways is  now. assured. r;  ��� In addition to the representative members of the Pacific Highwayassociotion who will make  the trip tothe Royal city for the  purpose of taking part in the con-  ventidn,^ large^numberpf men  A.F.&A.I  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the 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  A. B. KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  Subdivision Work a "Specialty  '���.���!..:-������  Offices with John Hutchison Co.  gMERRITT, B. C.  " IE,-' ���'".  YOU  CONTEMPLATE  BUILDgNQ  ��� see'/':"; ' '*,"%  . L. PENiNOTQI  Contractor & Builder,  merritt:  who. are showing their interest in  the movement for the first time  will also be.present. Delegates  from boards of trade from all  parts of the province, representatives of automobile clubs from  as far east as Winnipeg, and as  far south as Portland, and several  members of the provincial parliament will be among those taking  an active part in the debates.  Much of the preliminary work  in connection with the holding of  this convention is being done by  W. J. Kerr, first vice-president  of the Westminster Automobile  Club. Mr. Kerr is first of all a  real estate man, but Good Roads  has been his hobby for1 a long  time. He was one of the few  British Columbia men attending  the annual convention of the Pacific Highway Association in Portland last August.    ���'���".    ��,  An; invitation to attend the  Westminster convention has been  extended to P. E. Sands; of Seattle, who successfully drove the  first automobile that ever traversed the wilds of northern B.C.  making the journey from Seattle to Hazleton (1281 miles) in a  little over, three weeks. Sands  has been asked to bring his path-  finding car to Westminster so that  the  Highway  enthusiasts  may  HON. MARTIN BURRELL RETURNS  That British Columbia in general, will be well looked after by  the, new administration in the  Dominion's capital, was the pleasing assurance vouchsafed Wednesday by Hon. Martin Burrell,  minister of agriculture, upon his  arrival in Vancouver en route for  his home at Grand Forks, where  he will remain until his appearance at Kamloops on Novernber  4, in connection with his nomination for Yale-Cariboo, the constituency which gave him such  a sweeping victory at the present  elections. Following parliamentary practice, Mr. Burrell resigned his seat upon his elevation to  the cabinet, and will now seek  re-election. It is expected that  he will be returned by acclamation.  "I bear from Canada's Premier  a message of appreciation to the  people of British Columbia, who  so nobly expressed their loyalty  to our party at the recent elections," said Mr. Burrell. "Mr.  Borden is deeply moved by the  support given the Conservative  party on that occasion.  "It may be of public interest  to know that H. R. H. the Duke  of Connaught informed me that  both he and his-wife were deeply  affected at the kind messages of  congratulation which ; reached  them from British Columbia on  their arrival at Quebec. His  Highness added that these voluntary expressions of goodwill  were even more numerous than  from any other portion of the  Dominion, and, he said, he hoped  with the Duchess, to pay a visit  to British Columbia at the earliest possible moment. .This ^event will probably take place some  time next year.''  was a strenuous one, both the  candidates for the past three  weeks appearing in joint debate  at the Various places throughout  the ridingi. Dr. Thompson had  the aid of Mr. Geo. Black, secretary of the Vancouver Conservative campaign,. ;who is himself  a former resident of that city.  "   Finest Pool. Room in the Interior.  THEPALACE  POOL ROOM  :      ANDREWS & SMITH, Props.  ��� 7   '��� COMPLETE   STOCK OF  CIGARS ' TOBACCOS.' CIGARETTES  PIPES  '  CANDIES  '  CIDERS  AND SOFT DRINKS  Cor. Voght St. & Granite Ave.,  MERRITT  First Class  Barber Shop  In Connection.  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.  Agent   for     endelsolm   and  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  icola ��� Derrift  THOMPSON ELECTED IN YUKON  . Dr. Thompson, the Conservative candidate defeated F. S.  Congdon the Liberal and late  member for Yukon by about 400  majority last Monday in the deferred election for the Dominion  House of Commons.     '-y.-yy:  All the principal polling places  gave majorities for the Conservative candidate, the only polls  giving Mr. Congdon majorities  being those of Grand Forks and  Bear Creek.- .'  The campaign concluded Monday in the election of a supporter  of the new Federal Government  Atihe Head  "The man at the head of affairs  "whether at;home or in business.,is  the: one .whose attention -you wish  to ^attract.     \y   y-;���',������;  ;_���;-'������'  Our paper goes into the best class  ��� of homes'a'n<l is read:by the head of.  rthe family.  "That accounts for the  results   obtained   by" the   use   of  /Classified   Want   Ads.  .WARD  Real Estate   arid Insurance  Representing old board companies such as:-  "SuhV,   "Norwich Union>\  ''Manitoba'' and others.  Your Patronage is Solicited.  Office;      Conklin Block,     Voght Street,      Merritt.  SEE OUR NEW LINE  OP  ELGIN WATCHES  RAILROAD GRADES  A SPECIALTY  n   -r t^t     "T*^        REPAIRS GUARANTEED  RailroadMandard one year.  All the latest in Fobs, Chains, Jewelry of every Description  SIMPSON & GRANNA,  SEE   THE  , TRftNSPE  FOR LIVERY, EXPRESS & DRAY WORK 11  WE CAN MOVE  YOUR  PIANO,   HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE (OR  YOUR   HOUSE. CONTRACT WORK A SPECIALTY  WOOD FOR SALE  GEO.   RICHES'    OL D    S TAN D  COUTLIE AVENUE        -       -        REAR DIAMOND VALE ;STORE  .,1 !:  Nicola Valley  ^Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Vea! and Pork.  Poultry,  Ham and Bacon.  .>,  ^Manufacturers of-  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh  Fish  always  on   hand.       Orders, receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold.by the carload.    '  I. Eastwood  Manager       .--..-���  !  ;..*'  /'  .���> --  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  MERRITT, B. C.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL   WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to   handle  any   kind   of  Building  Construction   Work  No Place Like Home  Let us supply the Lumber for  That New Home in  COLLETTVILLE  Best Grades.  Right Prices.  The Vancouver; Lumber Co.  Limited.  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.  EST0R  A Chance for  the  In Great Vancouver, which is the  best investment in B. C.  Prices from $200 a lot  to $56(30  on good terms.  HD      A a. Coldwater Hotel  . o. Armstrong   Merritt, b. c  Or Gillispies, Ltd., 331 Pender Street, West,  Vancouver.  mn ^^ g^ gg ^s^ g  gj^ g g  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  . MclNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  ...... '.(���������\lr  7 Hi  ���i J  i   'I  The choicest of Beef, Mutton, etc.,  always on hand  Fresh Fish.  Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, ProR.  ���>' S:.-%��iC"5.''"^>.,"sii.i"-"r'i-r"'^t.-i��"-.Jlji'��s".���������r-".wjtiw��',-^fi-*'H����r5i!n*"."'i:- ���u*Win'-"   mv  Jar*  Friday, October 27, 1911  THE NICOLA .VALLEY NEWS  *�����a marvellous device for the control of the heat. It gives a saving of 2076  in fuel, besides economy of time and labor. A patent authorized only on  this line.  ������ The Divided Oven Flue Strip is a great economy of 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 Reversibla 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 variety cf 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.  I-  THE DOLLAR AT THE DOOR  One day a silver dollar sought  A lodging in'the town,  The cherry ring of silver brought  Intent to settle down.  The fellow it*was,first to sight  Was one, I'm sad to say,  Who did not hasten to invite  The coin in town to stay.  This most unpatriotic man,'  Instead of being glad  To aid the dollar in the plan  To help the town it had,  The dollar sent afar; to roam  In other regions then���  And.never to his town or home  ���" That dollar cameLagain.  .'.'���* $   $   $ -  Another dollar also came,  But met a man more kind���  A fellow with a diff'rent name,  More patriotic mind.  He asked it in, he bade it stay  And help the town to grow;  And never more it roamed away  Or cared afar to go.  From house to house that dollar went  And labored for the good  Of ev'ry man to whom 'twas sent  And all the Neighborhood.  It helped the farmer's field to till,  To swing the woodman's ax,  To build the church upon the hill  And pay the village tax.  ?   ? ��� $  Next time a dollar comes to town  Let's greet it with a cheer;  Don't send it off or turn it down,  But let it settle here���  For ev'ry dollar come to roost  In home or farm or store  Is one more dollar come to boost  The town a little more!  ���Douglas Malloch.  [poultry in B. C.,. as may be seen  I from these statistics:: Each week  75,000 dozen eggs,are being shipped into Vancouver, the ,main  supply coming from Ontario,  Nebraska and Oregon. For both  eggs and poultry, B. C. sent out  of the province last year, over  two million dollars, clearly showing the pressing, urgency for development of = the industry here  so that this large "suitt may be  kept in the provincey.y  The contest is being held primarily to determine as to which  species of fowl are the Best laying strains under existing climatic conditions.    In the first Australian  competition  eight years  the   birds   averaged   130   eggs,  whereas by weeding out and introducing variety of stock they  were now averaging 182 eggs,  clearly showing what the promotion of such contests meant to the  poultry breeder.    ���'  There are known to be several  large poultry ranches in this vicinity, and the question again arises why are Merritt and the Nicola Valley left off the competition  map? ;    : ''  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL. B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public..  Solicitorfbr 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, 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.gh Nicola Division of Kamloops District.    The ���  water is to be  taken from?thefstream  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,,.  'T.y  .7' -.:   ' ���'- -by his agent  J. D. Anderson, _of Trail, B. C.  ; 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 rop.  Merritt, B. C  Dissolution of Partnership  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  TATfP wnTTr-n Yale E,ectoraI District,  of rhp'fnii1 riCEthatIhavereceived objections in writing to the retention  on ^SSSSS^.^^. ��f VOte- ^theYaleElectoralDistrict  Pm5;��5ior!Ce "��'ic�� thf a court of Revision to be held on the 6th day 7f nov^  ember 1911 at Ashcroft Courthouse, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon,- I^hallHelr  ProvtS.mme,the std'?bJec��ons, and unless such named persons or somlother  founded     Zn r-?6ir ^haIf SatisfiGS me ^at such objections  are not wS  Stii^^ R^ster- J- ^entente.  No. ���  Williamson William,  WilliamsoTTJames,  1123  5=1125=  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,  j 645   Morris. John,  '841   Russell, John,  833   Rowbottom,*George G.  849 �� Redpath, James,  853   Reid, Peter,  922   Shepherd, W. R.  934   Siaterson, Robson,  828   Proteau, Joseph.  154   Chartrand, Archie,  224   Dancy, Stanley Nelson,  446   Horton, Ambrose, ���'  455   Hoyles, William,  503   Kamp, William, '  951   Smith, Sydney.'Leonard,  965   Snyder,-Walter,  1040   Trotman, Bert,  1118"*lWilliams, Watkin,  1121   Williams, Joseph,  1132   Withrow, Franklin,  ^Middlesboro.  Middlesboro.  Middlesboro.  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.   .  NICOLA VOLLEY HENS SHOULD  GOMPETE  Last week Mr. Assel Smith,  a  well known B.   C.  agriculturist,  took to New York for competition  in  the international exhibition many boxes of exhibits of  potatoes grown all over the province and fully anticipated' bringing back a share of the prizes offered thereat.   As far as we have  been   able   to. discover,   tubers  grown in the Nicola Valley were  not represented/ yet within the  last   few   days  we  have   been  shown potatoes dug right around  and in  Merritt,  grown on  dry  land   without  irrigation   which  would surely capture prizes at  any county show were sufficient  energy displayed by the growers  in combining to place them upon  exhibitiohy Some big specimens  of the succulent vegetable have  been grown.by many of our residents in the heart of the town,  and a hunter returning  minus  game last week-end showed us a  potato of the "rare" variety from  up   the   Coldwater,    measuring  some seven inches by four without a blemish and fit to go on exhibition anywhere.    So much for  the possibilities of Nicola Valley  potato growing.   Some other varieties grown hereabouts last year  on irrigated land measured eleven  by five inches.  Now let us revert to the title  of this article and see if nothing l  can be done to boost the Valley |  in the matter of poultry Breeding.  Last Thursday there was opened  in Vancouver by the B. C. Poultry  Association an egg-laying competition open to the world for the  next twelve months, and which  already has entrants from England, Australiaand New Zealand  in addition to those coming from  pouitry"bt^ders_nearer~hOTne=^  THE  1 st Annual Meeting  Of the Nicola Valley General  Hospital  Will be held in the  PARISH HALL, MERRITT  On  Friday,   October 27th, at 8  o'clock prompt.  A cordial invitation is given to  all.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore subsisting between us  the under signed, as Gemmill and Rankin 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, 1911.  G. M. GEMMILL  ;..      A. F.. RANKINE  Witness:   A. B. Fletcher.  THE CQLDSTR  VERNON. B.C.  -40  BANK OF  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 .-     -c. -$4,000,000.00-  RESERVE   -  .! --$4,944;777.00.  MERRITT BRANCH ���    :   -  -' MANAGER  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. -   '"'  Any person male or female. being a  British subject of the full age of 21  years and having taken outa Trade Licence in the city or Merritt of not less  than fiye dollars value per year, or who  is a househoulder in the City of Merritt  can.- have  their name  entered  on the  Voters list on making and deliveringto  ,. ���   --- -  declaration  above  mentioned  the-City  Clerk the  A. N. B. ROGERS,  FOE FIRST-CLASS WORK/  go to      y.'::  Pioneer Barber  Shop  Brown & Penington,   ���-.. Props:  Next door to Brunswick  Pool Room   ���  ^Property owners whose'names are on  the last revised-assessment roll will be  entitled to vote without i making--, any  such declaration.     " "  ��� Declaration forms-may be had on application to the City Clerk.    .  The Voters list will be closed on October Slst 1911. .*���-���:-..  . '   .    H. Priest -.  City Clerk.  RAZORS HONED.  MERRITT.  Victoria Rooms  NOTICE  OF  SITTING OF  COURT OF REVISION.  Corporation of City of Merritt  Assessment ^plly.l 911.  " 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 -tfie''forenoon ;:ilMayor  Eastwood and Aldermen ,"Re'id;'-' Boyd,*  Jackson and Munro being appointed- to  hold the said Court. ������_��� ,.j(r  ,- 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.  McDonald Block  Quilchena Ave  MerriIt 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  from Ontario, Vancouver Island,  Revelstoke, Vernon. Arrow Lake  the Fraser Valley, Kamloops, and  in fact from all parts' of B.   C.  where poultry breeding is feasibly exapling--Merritt and the  Nicola Valley, which places itself  on record as being once more in  the interdicted district for some  inexplicable reason.  ^SThis competition is the first one  of its  kind ever held anywhere  on the American continent to extend over a period of one year,  the exhibition closing on October  19th 1912.   All of the ligh tweight  class fowl consist of Leghorns  (White. Buff and Brown): while  in the heavy  weight class are  eight' varieties ��� Barred,   Buff,  Rocks,    Columbian.    Partridge,  Silver Pencilled, Silver Laced and  White Wyandotte?, Rhode Island  Reds and Buff orpingtons.      The"  most, numerous in this latter class  are Wyandottes. and all the birds  are of this year's hatching.  A ivmiiHtiuo i such as this is  bound to s.imu.'alc ii.teicst am  ong people who would not otherwise t;tko up development work  in pouliry breeding in the province, and it will alsri snrtlo iho  qu^sLion of ihwjbest class of hens  i<> rear here. There is at pres-  nt a ori\jat scarcity of eggs   and  Finest Furnished Modern Rooms in the  City.  All outside rooms and well lighted by  electricity.  For rent by day week or month.  ���MRSr^Jr-Ar^McDONALD^^^  Proprietress.  CANADBAN  Western Lines  West or Bcvelslohe  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.^ e s e r v ed  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  P. H. PUFFER  Agent - Merrill, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  v..  WATER   NOTICE  We, the.Inland  Development Company, Limited-,' incorporated under the  Companies Act of 1910, with head office  at Penticton. in British Columbia, giye  notice that on'the 21stday of. October,  1911, it'intencts to apply to-the. Water  Commissioner, at his office in Ashcroft;  in-the-Distriet- of-xrafe,-f6r'-"a-li cense to  take and use four (4) cubic feet of water  per second from the South Branch of  the West Branch of Otter Creek, in the  Yale Division of Yale .District..  ���  ��� The water is to be taken from the  said Creek about 500 feet from its mouth,  about one and a half'miles from main  Otter Creek, and is to be'used on the  land adjoining on said creek and adjacent territory for industrial purposes.  The Inland Development,  Company, Limited.  -36        By R.' Z. Chandler . Agent.  Plumbing and  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP ���Repairing of  oil kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND stoves;  We by anything you - j  ���wish to' sell and sell  anything  ybu   wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  VbGHT STREET ���'   " -  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.  Has Been  In the  At the 1,500 feet  level!  The Mine Reports:  ^Crorss-cuti~rs feet  of Coal high grade  ^mMam  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 th��  Coldwater Hotel.  Williamson & Turner  Sole Agents.  COALMONT, B. C II-  lei'  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, October 27,  1911  We have just  received  a new  shipment  of pipes  consisting of the well known  B BB and Peterson.  Also a nice selection of cheaper lines from which to  choose.  A. F. RANKINE  Druggists.  MERRITT, B.C.  his firm. Mr^ Armstrongismak-  ing a success of the real estate  business,' and any of his friends  or acquaintances who have been  contemplating the investment of  a few dollars in Vancouver realty  should see him at the Coldwater  hotel. Elsewhere iii this paper  appears his ad.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Regular meeting of  the  City  council next Monday evening.  Born���To Mr. and Mrs.   Gillis,  on Wednesday, Oct. 25, a son.  Mayor Eastwood will return  to-morrow night from a two  weeks holiday spent at Harrison  Hot Springs and Vancouver.  The Catholic Ladies Alter Society are holding a bazaar and sale  of work in Menzies Hall on Thursday. November 30th. Tickets  are now being sold for the drawing of a magnificent Morris Chair  the drawing to::^take place the  night of the Bazar. As there is  a very limited number of tickets  to be sold, all those desiring a  chance to win this magnificent  chair should secure their tickets  as soon as possible.  ;- John A. Bland of.^Vancouver is  in town this weelo representing  an underwriting y corporation  which has many stockholders in  this city. He is an old London,  Ont.;, -boy* and expresses, himself  as: perfectly delighted with the  climate of the Nicola Valley and  has invested money in city: property on his present visit, partly  as ,a speculation waiting for a  rise, but also intending to ultimately build a residence and  bring his family here.  \  Next Monday is Thanksgiving  Day. All business' houses will  be closed.  The Middlesboro Society are  giving a dance in their club  rooms tomorrow (Saturday) evening, October 28. A good time.  is assured. Refreshments will  be served.    Tickets 50c.  T. B. Phillips, returned Tuesday from a holiday trip to coast  cities.  Born���To  Stalmock^ on  25th, a son.  Mr. and Mrs.  Wednesday,  Jos.  Oct.  E. L. Darrah was at the coast  this week purchasing an outfit for his new baker at Coalmont. Mr. Darrah who last  week disposed of the Palace'  bakery in this city, intends moving to Coalmont the first of the  coming week.  Keep in mind the date of the  Hallowe'en Masquerade Calico  Ball and Supper to be given.by  the Ladie's Guild of the Church  of England in Menzie's Hall next  Tuesday evening. The ladies  wish to announce that all masks  are to be removed at 12 p. m.  F. A. Reid of F. A. Reid & Co.,  hsve arranged for an assortment  of Fancy Costumes from the  coast which will be for hire at  reasonable prices,y These costumes are expected in on Saturday evening. <v  W. H. Cowan on Wednesday  morning last started excavating  and leveling his lot on Nicola  Ave., near the Bank of Montreal, upon which he will erect a  blacksmith ship 24 x 30.  The drawing for Otto Nitze's  fine saddle horse will take place  tonight at the Brunswick Pool  Rooms. All those holding tickets are requested to be present.  'Tuesday is the last day upon  which you can register for the  ' municipal voter's list. If you  can qualify, attend to this matter at once. The registration so  far has been very small.  Fowler & Larson have this  week begun the erection of a cottage on Nicola Ave. for Mr. Fare-  ly proprietor of the Palace Bakery. They have also under construction cottages for Mr. Hudson arid Mr. Harry Priest.  Robert Rodgers who was  taken to the Vancouver General  Hospital last week to undergo an  operation for appendicitis, is reported as having undewent the  operation very successfully and  his full recovery is but a matter  of a very short time.  The Ladies Aid of St. Andrew's  Presbyterian Church are giving  a reception to the new Pastor  Rev.} J. A. Petrie, on Thursday  evening November 2nd. from  eight to ten o'clock, in the church.  All presbyterians and those interested in the church, at Nicola  Lake, Lower Nicola, Middlesboro  and Merritt.vare^cordiallyJnvited  Mrs. W. Mclntyre, who has  spent the past six months on the  coast, returned to Merritt Sun-:  day evening much improved in  health. Mr. Mclntyre who went  to the coast last Tuesday accompanied Mrs. Mclntyre and  their daughter home.  Harry H. Ward has been a  busy man this week writing fire  insurance. He is agent for  several of the strongest old board  companies. Have you your house  or furniture insured ? '-Never  put off until tomorrow what you  should to today; see Mr. Ward  at once and get his rates.  Wm. Brown left on Wednesday  morning for Coalmomt where he  has lately opened a barber. shop.  The Pioneer Barber shop in this  city will in the future be conducted under the firm name of Brown  & Pennington.. Mr.. Pennington  having purchased a half interest  will look after the business at  this end, while Mr. Brown handles the Coalmont branch.  Mr. S. L. Smith, manager bf  the Westminster Ave. branch of  the Bank of Montreal at Vancouver, came up from the coast city  on Saturday last and spent a few  days visiting old friends ,here>  Prior to his promotion to the  Vancouver branch,* Mr. Smith  was acting Sub-agent at the local  branch and this is -his first visit  to the valley since leaving early  last spring.  ��������� W. C. Williamson, of William  son & /Turner, sole agents for  the Coalmont townsite, left.the  city last Monday :for. the -new  town, but is- expected tack to  their Merritt office in a'few days  Leb and Mrs. Kirby have moved into their new house on Nicola  avenue this week arid express  themselves well pleased with the  situation. 'and the prospects  around Merritt.  Jack McNeil, erstwhile of  Middlesboro, wa& in" the city  from Coalmont this week; coming through on special .stage  last Sunday "and registering at  the Merritt Hotel; He reports  great hustle in the new coal  town, where the carpenters are  working night ,'and [day on 'the  three hotels now under course  of erection.- Jack returns up  the trail in a few 3day's time  and says there's a whole lot of  business in his line in sight,  to attend.  H. B. Armstrong, formerly a  resident of this city but now with  the Gillespies Limited, a real estate JirminLyancouyer;js:in_the  city this week in the interests of  Needless Waste  Of lime and energy can be avoided  by. the :u��e*'of our Classified Want  Ads. : Time arid energy represent  good dollars in this age. Do riot exhaust them in an aimless' search fa*  good help. Use our Want Ads. and.  the help will come to you,  . .  Cnnfiin ��>������.�� ��*>_��.  That. Merritt real estate is a  valuable investment is proven by  the demand for house property  within.the city limits, not a single  house or cottage being on the  market for rent. :It would pay a  capitalist to buy u^ city lots and  build houses forrerit. As a pure  speculation Merritt real estate is  also, worth_ .attention', as values  are.rising.all the time.   .      :.;  VC  iUc^l, i SCvlVCO  21A^ciF lOSt1  ,1  i  �� '"Q" ���  X F." Rankine and H. B,  Arrristrong left vesterday on a  week's shooting trip at Minnie  lake.  WITH  AT  v-^t^--     -jfc^,.^  -  n -.-f-j.-rjyp      ��. y    ^urlzz&l Q.^,%.  ���.Jrrrf^t'Jlfj  '�� i.i<  mw:  LJt,.Vi^'H^?.'.&Ky-'ar.iSES!ESEK!iaSK~  m0mwm  m  /Bfc  I  ��*-���.*.  UWAJ,  Wil  J.   I  )   Fpn,��-,  ; ZJvkti:  m  ;��^^&-zz&^��-;w&,i&Sr*ii  m  j0&  �����x&lii��iitJ_  W%  * t** m  \&.  faffe-*"  \~* -  Bu  M  Re'fii?  m&m  THEATRE  TWO SHOWS DAILY: 7.30 to 9, 9 lo 10.30.   Good Music under direction of  &   Professor  NEW PROGRAM MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY.  .  4,000 feet of film each Show.   Prices: Adults, 25c.; Children, 10c.  PROGRAMME FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, OCT. 20 and 21.  J The Last Rose. The Fall of a Knight.   "  'Vindickted. Wa* it Worth While.  THE METHODISTS  MERRITT.  ; (CdNTRI3UTED.)  The Methodists^ have been  having a good time this weekend, beginning on Saturday evening with an interesting concert,  the Rev. - C^ F. nGonnor; in the  chair. . Songs were sung by  Miss Cousins," Mr. Gaiter and F.  J. Hogg. Recitations were rendered by Mrs. Lind and Miss H.  Hogg,,and a humorous reading  by F. J.- -Hogg.. There was a  cornet duet by Messrs. Lind and  Barnes,; and a ..concertina and  mandoline .duet -by Messrs. Lind  and Moon, r with J. , Taylor as  organist. . There.was -a good  audience.and all enjoyed this the  first - of -a.--cseries of Saturday-  nights--to bfe held throughout the  winter which- wiH undoubtedly  benefit-Mer*itt.<-,,a-   '   v.-   .  . On.Sunday a-great ��� treat was  accorded those yrpQ were lucky  enough, to hear .the- Rev.-, C. E.  Beecroft, president of the New  Zealand ^Methodist Conference  and representative to the Ecu-  raeniiialr ;Gonfere,nce - held at  Toronto recently.? The reverend  gentleman -preached at -both  morning and evening services.  The visit.was quite unexpected,  and Merritt was-greatly favored  in having .so spiritually-minded  a preacher to listen to, and a  great [many seized. the opportunity and were present to hear  a-stirring andress-from the text  I Kings, xvn ^4.yThevreverend  gentleman^ yppinted; put ;to his  hearers the greatness : of v God's  works, in the sea, the hills, the  trees, but the greatest and most  wonderful creation -of all was  man. The address was of a  devotional nature and no one  could listen to the earnest appeal  of the speaker without being  impressed with Hip same thought  which found expression.'by the  widow whose son was again res-  tored=to^her. -"' '"*" *"'"*'*     7 y  On Monday evening Reverend  Beecroft gave a most thrilling  lecture on tHe Britain of the  South; David Dodging of Lower  Nicola occupying- the chair.  In his opening remarks the  chairman referred to the abiding  intimacy existing,between himself arid'the lecturer. 'Twenty-  nirie years ago,";'sjaid Mr. Dodding, "I was 'a'(.:riiari of the  world, the b'allrqom \vas my  glory and the siriging of comic  songs my delight,, every feature  of worldly pleasure was entered  into, until one day.I picked up a  handbill announcing some revival  meetings to be conducted by the  Rev;. Beecroft, then a . young  man like myself. ''The speaker  went on to explain the wonderful  change that had come into his  life thereat and he thought that  they.who turn many to righteousness will shipe as the firmament. After so> many long  years and so great, a distance  between them they could imagine his joy at .meeting once  more the man who was under  God the instrument of his salvation.  The lecture was a great treat.  Many have heard of, though few  may? have visited, -the Land of  the   Southern   Cross,   but  Mr. j  w  v  :^S-^i^^^:i��'mW..-...-..        .. ,  ^^^HPiiii  ;  Oxford Chancellor,  FOR WOOD OR GOAL  tory   of   Range   bmldiiig  1        v '��� .     - ��� i  has the public been offered  a   Steel   Range  So   complete  in  every  detail   as is  herewith presented in the  CHANCELLOR  Handsome in appearance, constructed of the  very best material, mounted by the most  skilled labor, they cannot fail to give satisfaction.  GALL AND INSPECT OUR STOCK  GENERAL PROVIDERS  New Howse Block  Quilchena Avenue  iWAtfli*.'���'!*'��'���-('  Beecroft vividly illustrated the  wonders ofhis subject, bringing  out feature after feature of its  beauty, its almost perpetual sunshine and total absence of snow,  its seasons so vastly different to  ours, its social and political life,;  its industries and wealth of  mineral; and very, humorously  did the lecturer carry his audience with him until in imagination they were themselves spending a New Year's day beneath I  1 he shade of the mighty Australian firs. Space forbids introduction of his many humorous  points and in conclusion the rev.  gentleman is given "God speed"  in his journey round the world.  Next Saturday evening there  will be a social gathering with  games, music and refrrshmenls,  while the preacher next Sunday  at both services will be the Rev.  C. F. Connor.  NOTICE  The Conservative m<,<-1ii g  which was called for next Mon- ���  day night, Oct. 30., has been  postponed until Wednesday evening,,Nov. 1st. All Conseivativ��s  are requested to attend this  meeting.  A. B. KENNEDY,  Secy. Conservative Atsr.


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