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 Vol.  2,  No   29  MERRITT, B. C. SEPTEMBER 1, 1911  :_v  Price 5 Cents  Progress of  V. C.& C.  Interesting Article on the Local  7 Coal Mining Development  The following article was writ-  ' ten by E. Jacobs, a well-known  authority on things mineral, and  appeared in the Vancouver Province; It speaks authentically,of  the Nicola Valley Coal & Coke  Company's mine properties at  Middlesboro:  During recent months the Nicola Valley Coal & Company, which  has its headquarters in Vancouver and its colliery at Middlesboro, first arranged to make large  additions   to   its   coal-handling  plant and machinery and to carry  out other important surface improvements, including an extension of its water supply system  and facilities, and then proceded  to carry out the plans adopted  for the  substantial  increase in  output capacity of its coal mines.  Further, it was decided to drive  a rock tunnel to connect Nos. 4  and 5 mines, so as to allow of  coal from No. 4 being hauled out  through No. 5 tunnel level.  This  now approaches completion.   In  addition a contract was let to the'  Sullivan Machinery Company to  do diamond drilling in various  parts of the property; in all some  4000 feet of holes are to be drilled  taking out a two-inch core.    The  ..company^also-purcha^d^^sniall;  Sullivan diamond drill, for use in  prospecting underground.    Summarized, . the additions to plant  and machinery authorized were :  1. New tipple and coal wash-  ery, complete, as described below.  2. Christy box car loader,  model 2B, mounted on hand-operated portable truck.  3. Three Goldie McCulloch Co.  horizontal return tubular steam  boilers, 72 inch by 18 feet.  4. Ventilating fan, for No. 2  mine, with 15 by 1.4-inch Ideal  side crank for driving same.  5. Compressor for No. 2 mine;  14 by 18, Class C2, simple steam,  compound air. Air receiver, 42  inches by ten feet.  erThre^FlSryTiouble^cylinder  ���steam hoists���one 12 1-2 by 15,  I'-v  75 horse-power, and two 8 1-4 by  10, each 30 horse-power.  Other improvements include  the erection of buildings in which  to house new fan and compressor;  making a new grade from No. 2  mine to the new tipple, with provision for hauling thereon by  locomotive instead of by horsepower, and purchase of a steam  locomotive, steel rails, etc., for  use on this grade ; a steam pump  with a capacity of 800 gallons per  minute, and about three-quarters  of a mile of pipe for water supply  extension; and installation of  wagon weigh scales.  The estimate of total cost of  all additions and improvements  narrated above is $95,000 to  $100,000.  New tipple and washery : The  contract entered into with the  Roberts & Schaeffer Co., Chicago,  111., provides for the supply and  installation of one complete coal-  screening tipple with picking  conveyors, slack conveyors and  car hauls ; and one 50-ton raw  55 coal per hour Stewart coal-washing plant and storage bins of  frame construction with the requisite foundations ; and include  all machinery in tipple and washery necessary to receive mine-  run coal at the rate of 100 tons  per hour; weigh and screen same;  separate and wash the 2 1-2-inch  small coal; rescreen the washed  coal into slack, pea and nut sizes;  pick the lump coal, loading same  into the various storage bins, or  combining the washed, coal with  the lump coal, thereby making  run-of-mine ; and all equipment  necessary to load out the various  kinds and sizes into box cars on  the loading track.  The specifications cover all of  the material and workmanship  for the complete construction of  a 1000 ton per day of ten hours,  frame-constructed coal tipple  with Stewart coal-washing plant  and storage bins, plant being designed and built complete in connection with the storage bins and  trestle already in place, and to  be ready to turn over to the company in successful operation by  October 1, 1911. y  The method of handling the  coal from the mine to the point  where it is loaded into the cars  for shipment is as follows :  The loaded pit cars from each  mine are brought in in trips on  the loaded track, where they are  weighed on a platform scale and  passed oyer a Phillips' cross-over  dump (already in hand). The  chute onto which the coal is discharged from the dump passes  same to ��� a pair of Roberts &  Schaeffer Co.'s standard hanging  screens. These screens are operated from a shaker screen shaft  and the eccentrics are so arranged  that-theiupper^and-lower'screens  work against each other, thereby  preventing vibration as much as  possible.. The screens are to be  six feet wide and are designed of  heavy steel plate construction  wittr2 1-2 perforations.  The empty cars pass forward  to the kick-back arid then run by  gravity to the haulage locomotive, where they are made up in  trips and returned to the mine.  The coal passing through the  shaker screens is gathered on a  solid plate screen and discharged,  or is fed into the slack conveyor  to washery. This conveyor is 30  feet centers and has a capacity  for fifty tons per hour, operating  at a speed of 100 feet per minute,  and_consists���of���jdouble^strand-  P steel bar  chain with  24  Martin Burrell  Arrives Late  3-8 x 2 1-2 x 12 inch  link   bushed   roller  angle iron attachments every  inches for 16 x 8 inch steel flights,  incline 20 degrees,  The lump coal passing over the  shaking screens,  which is over  2 1-2 inch perforations falls onto  a 4-foot wide picking conveyor,  40 feet centers, incline 10 degrees,  operating at a speed of 40 feet  per minute, with a capacity of 70  tons per hour.  This picking conveyor, from which the slate and  rock are taken from the lump  coal, consists of 11-2x3 3-8 x 6  inch pitch and 3-8 x 9 inch pitch  steel bar link roller chain, made  uri   in    two    equally    matched  strands, on which are mounted  No. 8 steel beaded pans four feet  wide, these pans being rivetted  to chain ; the moving machinery  operating on the 5 1-4 x 4 1-2 in.  flat steel track guides.  The lump coal passing over the  head of the picking conveyor discharges directly into a lump coal  distributing conveyor, over storage bins, pr by the arrangement  of a bypass the lump coal slides  directly into cars on the track'for  shipment over a box car loading  chute. The rock and slate from  the picking conveyor flow by  gravity through the chutes into  the refuse elevator and chute in  the coal-washing plant and goout  (Continued on Page 5)  But Those of Conservative Persuasion Awaited in Force to  Hear Popular Member  Owing to an accident to the  motor car which conveyed Martin Burrell and Alex. Lucas from  Princeton to Merritt on Friday  last, the pfcrty did not arrive  until after 10 p.m.;Even at that  late hour, however, their staurich  supporters turned out in goodly  numbers at Menzies' hall.  Martin Burrell, it will be known  as the candidate for re-election  in Yale riding in the forth-coming  Dominion elections, and. Alex.  Lucas is the, present member in  the provincial house for this constituency.  The meeting was not convened  until about 11 p.m., but even at  that quite a number of supporters  turned out and a fairly good  house was present.  . The meeting was opened by H.  S. Cleasby, president of the  Merritt, Middlesboro and District  Conservetive association, who,  after a few introductory remarks,  introduced Mr. Lucas. Owing to  the lateness of the hour, and in  order to give Mr. Burrell all the  time available. Mr. Lucas cut  short his remarks, which were of  a general character;* but expressive of the cause upon which the  present campaign is basedr"'"  With his customary jocular  good nature, Mr. Burrell started  off his speech by extolling  the  good qualities of Harold Greig's  touring car and the manner in  which thatgentleman handled it.  In  his usual concise and  impressive manner the Yale candidate handled  the questions at  issue in the coming contest without gloves. Always consistent in  his oratorical efforts, he fought  the case out as in the best interests of Canada and his constitu  en ts. Reeiproci ty was the feature  ed subject of the address, which  had of necessity to be brief owing  to the lateness of the hour. He  dwelt particularly upon the eff-  eet-whieh^wouldresuitinBritisif  Columbia were a   ' free trade"  bill allowed to pass.  The various  industries were thoroughly gone  into and intelligently diagnosed.  Also in connection with the prairie provinces/ Mr. Burrell spoke  explicitly upon the   wheat and  flour questions and the general  situation as regards the prairie  provinces and the attitude prevailing there. He had not much  time' to dilate upon the various  subjects, but, especially after a  trying drive, handed his speech  with a tone that bespoke an experience   in statesmanship that  has   been acquired   during  the  years in which he has held office.  Mr. Burrell referred with regard  to the import of President Taf t's  speech upon "The Parting of the  Ways.":.'.-     y   -;,y ,  After the closing of Mr. Burr-  ell's address, he and Mr. Lucas  were entertained ata small supper at the Star restaurant and a  very enjoyable aftermath it was,  subsequent to their long ride and  natural fatigue in having to speak J  at such a late hour.  seems imperative that a fifth  will be necessary before the end  of the term. The first and second  divisions are also well filled and  a very promising High School  class takes up the course. In this  connection the principal wishes  to inform all those concerned that  only those pupils who join the  entrance class early in the term  may hope to be prepared for the  examination next June. Those  who understand the difficulty and  extent of the course of studies  will know that it requires every  day of the school year to master  the work, and half attendance  with half interestandapplicatiori  must surely mean "half success  or complete failure." ,  The teaching staff for the new  term is as follows : First Div.,  Malcolm MacKenzie; SecondDiv.,  Miss C.  Murray, Nicola;  Third  PRICE ELLISON HERE  ,    An automobile party, consisting  Div.,  Miss McNeill, Vancouver; i of Hon. Price Ellison, minister of  BANK   CHANGES  Several changes are being made  in connection with the staffs of  Merritt and Nicola branches of  Bank of Montreal. G. B. Tandy,  of the local branch, will leave for  Vancouver, and C. T. O. Rush, of  Nicola, will enter the Greenwood  branch ; W. J. Tainson will come  from Nicola to Merritt; E. B.  Smythe, accountant at Greenwood, will assume a similar position here ;. H. ��� B. Matthews, of  Vancouver Main Street branch,  will also come to this city. The  local staff will now number six.  It will be remembered that the  Nicola branch is from today only  open two days a week���Tuesdays  and Fridays.  Govt. Appoint  Fair Judges  Fourth Div., Miss B. Cousins,,as  supply till permanent teacher is  secured. Miss Cousins taught in  one of the minor divisions during  the last terrri.  Knights' Lodge  Is Doing Well  Camp of the Local  Knights of  . Pythias Have Made Ex-   :  cellent Record  , Since the organization of the Merritt  B^dg'e-of-the-:Knigh*ts-'of'Pythi"as;'>ri"  May 31st last, this very popular and  strong secret society has been going  ahead by " leaps and bounds," to use a  rather hackneyed expression. At the  inaugural meeting just twenty members  were enrolled upon the charter paper.  The charter was kept open until last  night, with the result that since the  31st of May thirty-three new members  have been initiated into the mysteries  of; the' Pythian Order. Below will be  found a list of the new, members ''put  through'" lately:��� "!  Captain Stephenson, Wm. Strang,  James Thornton, J. LeBelle, Ralph  Hebron, A. McKendrick, J. E. McNeil,  ,W. Henderson, Robt." Brown, E. Elbin,  Robert. Bone, W. E. Johnson,; Neil  McMillan, Andrew Kay, John Kay, R.  Edwards,- T.E. Clark,' Alex. Ewart,  T. McKihney, G. Matthiesori, D. Brown,  .J. McDonald, John McMillan, George  Pryde, W. Bone, Jas. Bevis, H. W.  Sutcliffe,="V^mi=Servicer=L.=Midgleyf  W. Cumberland, R. Wilkinson, Charles  Medley and H. Hughes.  The almost phenomenal success which  has attended the local lodge of Knights  of Pythias during their brief existence  is due largely to the enterprising and  untiring work of the officers, of whom  Wm. Cranna is the head, being Chancellor Commander. F. A. Reid, as  Master of Finance, and his brother  R. B. Reid, as Secretary, have also  contributed much to the success. Of  course, the work of the other officers  and lay members must not be overlooked. All take an active part and the  result is heartily appreciated.  finance and "public works, of Vernon ;, B. Fea.therstonhaugh, of  Summerland;. G. H. Broughton  and F.. Jackson, of Penticton,  arrived in town early Sunday  morning. Mr. Ellison had little  time to spare, -but made an early  morning inspection of the new  school building and other public  works going'on in and about the  city. The party left by the 12.35  train. S. E. Van Hise drove the  party over arid left town Friday for home.'.  '���"    MARRIED IN VANCOUVER  Robert Fairfoull, pit boss at  No. 2 mine, Middlesboro, returned  on Tuesday evening, after a fortnight's  trip  to the ��� coast.    Mr.  Fairfoull, who has been a boarder  at the Grand Hotel for a considerable time, did not journey to  Vancouver in vain.    While away  he was married to a most estimable young lady.   Mrs* Fairfoull  did not accompany her^ husband  to Merritt on Tuesday, as she had  quite a number of friends and  relatives to visit.    She will join  him at an early date.  The newly  wedded couple have many well-  wishing friends here.   They intend to take up their abode-in  ,Merritt-.-   .. '; ~:'7. 7   ' ' "  SHOOTING OUT OF SEASON  RE-OPENING OF SCHOOL  School re-opened last Monday  with a large attendance, many  new pupils being present. The  third and fourth divisions are  filled almost to their limit, and it  FOREMAN ARRESTED  Fred Seward, government road  foreman for the Otter Flat section, arrived in town Tuesday  evening on the 6.35 train. Ten  minutes previously Chief Brown  had received a wire to apprehend  Mr. Seward on a charge purporting that he had supplied intozic-  ants to an interdicted person at  Lytton, where he had recently  been on a visit to his wife, who  is lying ill with typhoid fever.  Special police from Lytton arrived and took Seward into custody,  departing with him on Wednesday. His trial was expected to  come off on Thursday.  Several others arrived in town  with foreman Seward, who were  under his employ, namely: H. B.  Seale, W.B. IC.ux, .G, Hamilton,  T. Gillespie and P. Cavino.  Before Magistrates Cleasby and  Boyd, on Tuesday morning last,  Thomas Brown was found guilty  of shooting a partridge out of  season and was fined $5 and costs.  Brown stated that he mistook the  partridge for an owl.  The case against J. S. Morgan  for having the bird in question in  his hunting-bag was dismissed.  Provincial officer Vachon was  the complainant. The provincial  police are determined io lessen  the too common practice of shooting out of season.  [Query: Should a man who  cannot distinguish between an  owl and a grouse be permitted to  carry a loaded gun ?  For the Live Stock, Poultry and  Fruit Classes  President Strickland, of the  Nicola Valley Agricultural and  Horticultural Assn." received  word yesterday, that the government had made appointments of  judges for the live stock, poultry  and fruits.  The appointment of judges by  the goyerment is deemed advisable so that there can be no doubt  as to the fairness of decision.  Thursday next will be a gala day '  for Merritt. It will.be the day of  the second'annual fall exhibition  of the Nicola Valley Agricultural  and Horticultural Assort.-. Last  year the exhibition was a pronounced success. This year it will  be a much greater success, ap is  evidenced by the general interest  throughout the valley which is  being taken.  The show last year created so  muclr-enthusiasm that this vear's  production is bound to succeed.  The  entries will  far exceed  those of last year in all lines, and  the numerous and variegated  items upon the prize list are expected to greatly outstretch, numerically, and also "qualitatively, those of September, 1910���and  for a first fall exhibition, it was  generally ^.conceded that-Nicola  Valley did herself proud  in her  "baby" attempt to encourage the  industrial virtues of the section,  One of the special prizes that  is attracting much interest and  competition is that offered by the  Nicola Valley   Meat   Market���a  magnificent cup for the best garden display grown within a radius  of one arid a half miles of their  store.    Good prizes are put.up  for fancy-work,  etc.,   and  the  ladies are taking much interest.  The little ones are not forgotten  either ; the News is giving good  prizes for   the   best essays  on  '* The Possibilities of the Nicola  Valley."   .  The local band will be in good  fornvriand, all_in^all,=^perfject���  day   of   educational  may be looked for.  enjoyment  CHURCH NOTICES  ANGLICAN  CHURCH  On Sunday, Sept. 3rd, services  will be held at Nicola, 8 a,m. and  8 p.m.; in the St. Michael's Parish Hall at 3 p. m. The Rev. J.  Thompson will officiate.  CATHOLIC   CHURCH  On Sunday, Sept. 10th, at 10  a. m., Mass, with first Communion of the children ; at.2p. m.,  Catechism and Holy Bible ; at 7  p. m, Benediction and Rosary.  Rev. Jas. Wagner, O.M.I.  NARROW ESCAPE   r  Sidney Mearon had a narrow  escape from drowning upon Sunday last. Sidney carries considerable excess baggage with him in  the   way of avoirdupois,  and  while wading in the stream of  Ten-mile creek and   casting his  fly  line about  forty feet at a  crack became so excited at the  way the trout were jumping that  his bare feet become in hostile  contact with the small  rocks  of  the stream, and, when endeavoring to get back to the shore, Mr.  Mearon found the task absolutely impossible. His life was saved  however, by his partner, Frank  Barries, of known athletic tendencies, who waded out and managed to carry Mr. Mearon safely  to the shore."'  Mesdames Barnes and Mearon  also were in the party and the  former ��� although upon the opposite bank, hurriedly brought  Mr. Mearon's socks and shoes in  order that he mignt not contract  an undue attack of cold.  The'party had as pleasant outing and bagged some 39 line specimens of jrout.  Mrs. A. W. McVittie is leaving  on Sunday on a visit to friends,  at Victoria, THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, September 1,-1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY ,  Subscription $2.00 a year advance  Six months $1.00  j. w. ELLIS  Manager  Oae dollar per inch per month f.r regular advertising. Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising 10 words for 25 cents,  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract advertising.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PO. Box 20 Merritt. B.C  Phone 25.  therefore, morality.  We understand, and with a  grateful sentiment, that some of  the young men of the town are  determined to have some kind of  a skating rink for the coming  winter, even if tney have to put  up all the expenses themselves.  This is a spirit which,,sounds  good. The News heartily endorses such a sentiment, and  sincerely hopes that the project  will not fall through, as have so  many others fallen in the past.  <UNION  SPORTS  It is regrettable that such a  laxity of interest is displayed in  sporting circles in. Merritt.    Our  desire is not to censure extremely  but to suggest extremely;    Why,  with so   many   young   men   of  athletic   ability "in/ our   midst,  should sports not be indulged in  to a much greater extent ?  Why  did Merritt allow the baseball cup  to go over to   Middlesboro   by  default on account of a not sufficient number of  local players  being present a week ago last  Sunday to protect the interests  of the holders of   the trophy ?  The   Middlesboro   players were  present in full force.   All credit  to them !   They showed no cold  feet; and we do not believe that  it was cold feet on Merritt's part  ���simply lack of interest and enthusiasm in the sacred cause of  sporting games, which Condone  so much towards upbuilding of  the, youth of land.  . Why did not the meeting for  the  building of a skating and  curling rink transpire.?   Apparently it was wanton lack of iri-r  terest.    These things should not  be.    When we, as a progressive  community, encourage legitimate  sports we at the same ..time are  encouraging   m a n h o o~d ��� and,  Election Items  SLATED FOR DEFEAT  It is generally believed that  Hon. Wm. Templeman. Minister  of Inland Revenue,   is slated for  defeat.   Hon.   Richard McBride  when  at Ottawa   said  without  hesitation and without boasting  that British Columbia would send  a solid  Conservative delegation  to the next Parliament.   What  will become of Mr. Oliver is  a  question still in the lap of the  gods, but he has been certainly  discredited before the country by  the recent hasty dissolution evidently decided upon for the express purpose of preventing any  examination into the   serious  charges pending against the Minister   of the Interior. ���Prince  Rupert Empire.  IN A TIGHT BOX  There is not much U3e of wasting powder and shot upon Dr.  Macdonald, Liberal candidate in  Yale-Cariboo, for he is as good as  defeated already: but it may be  of general interest to know that  this staunch advocate of reciprocity was, present at the meeting  of the Vernon Board of Trade,  when on January 19 th of this  year it passed the following resolution unanimously:  "That the, Vernon Board of  Traded'views-with" alarm? ���? the  movement recently advanced by  the grain growers of the prairT&s  for reciprocity in natural ^products with the United States |as  such adjustment of the tariff  would be a material disadvantage  to the fruit growing industry.  which is still in its infancy in  this province. This meeting is  strongly of the opinion that no  reduction in the tariff should be  permitted by the Dominion  Government.  And it is further resolved that  copies of this resolution be wired  to Sir Wilfred Laurier, Hon. W.  S. Fieldeng, Hon. Sidney Fisher,  Senator Bostock and M ar t i n  Burrell.  And it is further resolved that  in the opinion of this meeting  the tariff on lumber should be  left unchanged."  It is only fair to Dr. Macdonald  to say that lie stated at the meeting, that he was in favor of the  principle of reciprocity as a general proposition. The value of  the incident is that it affords  proof out of the mouth of a Liberal candidate that the admission  of fruit into British Golutffoia  free of duty would be injurious  to the fruit industry in this'province. ��� Victoria Colonists. ���? i  e  BAKERY  Having added an Ice Cream  Parlor in connection with our  bakery we are now; in a position to serve the public" daily  with  Different 'Flavors.  NEWS OF THE PROVINCE  THE COLDSTREAM ESTATE  vernon.bc. NURSERIES ViSeafidLt  have a very fine assortment of  FRUIT TREES  ORNAMENTAL AND SHADE TREES        ��  1  AND SHRUBS.  BUDDED STOCK A SPECIALTY  All trees offered for sale are.grown in our own nurseries on.  the ColdstreamjEstate.  1  General Agent,       V. D. CURRY,       Vernon, B. C.  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the beat.  In every department we aim to please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL TRADE A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  GEO; McGRUTHER, Prop.  Merritt, B. C.  estaurant  Voght Street,   Merritt.  The place where you get just what  you   want,   and  just   the   way   you  want it, at any time you want it.  Have you tried the: Star Yet ?  STEEL & FALCONER  Proprietor*.  President Warren of K. R. V.  railway prophesies that strains  will be funning into; Coalmont  by November; ������--���.��'<:,>>'���:?>/**��� y  The minister of the .interior  has recommended the granting  bf s suitable tract of land .near  Kamloops for the purposes; of a  military rifle range.  A particularly delicate operation was recently performed at  Nelson, when Drs. Rose and  Hartin succeeded in removing  from the throat of a ten-monihs-  old baby a safety pin which itjhad  swallowed opened. j  Arrangements-have-been completed by the Provincial Government fortbie shipment from England of 23 red deer, -which will  form the nucleus herd from  which it is proposed to stock Vancouver Island and a portion of  the mainland'coast district.  The Hope News and Gold Trail  has been purchased,by the publisher of the Hope-Steamboat  Nugget, who has changed the  name to the West Yale Review,  which will be a district weekly  newspaper covering all the field  between Agassiz and North Bend  Of .ten men  drowned in |the  Fraser between Saddle Rock and  Hope within the last month three  bodies' have  been  recovered*' to  datei=Inquests=havebeen=held=byi  Dr. Stewart, coroner, of-Mission.  In each case the verdict was accidental drowning.  The C. N. R. will have .steel  laid into Hope before Dec. 1. The  end of the rails is now at Mount  Lehman. All the bridges west of  here are built except at Silver  Creek. The pile-driver is now,at  St. Elmo, ten miles west. There  ore 12 construction camps between here and Yale, one belonging to McGillivray. '"Brothers, sub  contractors, of Vancouver all the  rest under the contractor's, Palmer and Henning, of Spokane.  C. Camsell, of the Dominion  Geological Survey Department,  is in Hope. His staff is at present in the valley of Siwash  Creek. A geological map of both  shores of the Fraser, from Hope  to Yale is to be made. No. such  map has been made for many  years.and the old ones have been  found inaccurate.   ������������ ���   . ;  1 Spences Bridge is enjoying* a  good sized boom'just riowa and  will soon be a hive of industry.  Grant Smith & Co. have beeri  rushing in materials for construction work for the past month  arid the actual work will begin  there this week; Saturday a'pow-  eeful steam shovel was ferried  across the river and placed in  position.  SOFT DRINKS  Different Flavors.  ��� Remember also that we make  a specialty of all classes, of  pastry work, and our bread  when once used! always brings  a new customer.  Proprietor.  Next door to J. S. Morgan  Quilchena Avenue,     Merritt  THE CITY  HOTEL  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughly outy. XX'"��� :'xiX  :   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  trv-  SiidrewHpgaii  Proprietor. -  r  Plumbing and  ^  FIRST GLASS TIN-  SHOP��� Repairing of  oil kinds done.  ^ECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  TmythincT  you  to buy.  V..  Kennedy &  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  for  a good  square meal.    Best   of  accomodation and comfort  Rate 41.50 per day  DOMINION   &   PROVINCIAL  ;V SURVEYOR  SEE   TH E  FOR LIVERY, EXPRESS & DRAY WORK  WE CAN MOVE  YOUR   PIANO,   HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE OR  YOUR   HOUSE. CONTRACT WORK A SPECIALTY  WOOD TOR SALE  EO.   RICHES'    OLD    STAND  COUTLIE AVENUE"       -        -        REAR  DIAMOND VALE   STORE  Nicola Valley  -Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry,  Ham and Bacon.  =Manufacturers of=  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh' Fish  always- on  hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload. ;  I. Eastwood  Manager  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  TinT'i i ���   i��� ni  MERRITT, BC.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL   WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to   handle  any  kind   of  Building  Construction   Work  erritt Lumber Yard  DEALERS IN  L mber, Lath, Shingles, Lime,  Cement and all kinds building  material.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt,  Subdivision Work  a   Specialty.  Offices with John Hutchison Co.  MERRITT, B. C.  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. McIntyre, prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  Hi Friday. September 1, 1911  THE NICOLA V/ LLE.Y NEWS  r  "Gemmill & Rankine Have II"  Webb's and Lowney's  We are specialists in high grade confectionery.  As a result of such specializing we have gotten  together the nicest stock of goods ever shown  here. The stock is fresh, well chosen, and is  kept clean.    The price will suit your pocket.  Gemmill & Rankine  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  Teddy Mayhew left on Friday  for Granite Creek, and does not  contemplate returning until the  winter's stake is corraled.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Mrs. J, Hutchison Jleaves Sunday on a trip to Victoria.   .  Sliarp Razor sand Clean Towel.  -Brown & Durham's. 52tf  Otto Nitze returned on Wednesday evening;from a week's  holiday at the coast.  Ragular meeting of the city  council upon Monday evening  next.   ; o ���;  :   -  F.   G,   Paige  left Thursday  .morning on a business trip to the  coast;  Mrs. A4f red Collett paid a visit  to friends at; Lower Nicola on  Friday last.  Born:���On Sunday, August  27th, 1911, to Mr. and Mrs. G.  H. Harrison, a daughter.  F. A. Reid & Co. have just received a full shipment of the famous Stanfield underwear for men.  All sizes and weights.  C. S. Silverton, of Trail, was  in town Wednesday and Thursday. He is looking for a ranching site in the valley.  Principal Malcolm McKenzie  of the local school returned last  week, after his six weeks' vacation spent at coast points.  Messrs. Pervue and Hay ward,  the telephone and telegraph experts, have got started upon the  thirty-mile contract they have  received from the Kettle Valley  railway.  Robert Nixon and Wm. Green  left on Monday for Coalmont.  where they intend investigating  the coal mining possibilities of  that section.  Mrs. R. M. Woodward and Mrs.  Brown, of Lower Nicola, visited  friends in the city on Monday.  G. M. Gemmill returned by  Sunday evening's train from a  couple of weeks' visit to his  parents at Pilot Mound, Man.  The Sunshine Theatre was  closed down a couple of nights  last week, owing to the absence  of electrical power.  JamesNetherton, employed on  the K. V. Railway, is building  one of the finest houses on the  Diamond Vale Townsite. He (expects to have it completed";in  about a month.  - Bert Goodisson, who, in partnership with Frank Mansfield,  controls the up-to-date hostelry  at Granite Creek, has been on a  trip to the ��oast and through the  Boundary country.  Alex. Hoggan and son Johnnie  are spending a couple of days  duck hnnting at Lumlum lakes  now that the season has opened.  A. W. McVittie returned on  Wednesday from a surveying trip  up Coyote valley way. He was  accompanied upon the trip by  Frank M. Coffee. Mr. McVittie  will survey other prorerties in  the district within the next few  weeks.  Messers T. J. Behan and J.  Staunton of merritt, were in  town on Saturday, in connection,  it is understood, with the contracts for the Kettle River Valley Railway. They went up the  lake Monday morning.���Penticton Herald.  John E.'McNeil is laid up with  a slight attack of pneumonia. Mr.  McNeil, who has been a resident  of the valley for five or six years  is at present employed at Middles  boro. His numerous friends will  be pleased to know that his condition is not considered at all  serious.  R. J. McGregor has completed  a fine sign on each side of the  McDonald block for the F. A.  Reid Co., which firm occupies the  whole of the lower floor. Mr.  McGregor has also completed the  painting and decorating of the  Eastwood block on QuilehenaAve.  Both are creditable pieces of  work.  Miss Evelyn Brown left for  Lower Nicola Thursday morning  to take up her duties as teacher  in the school there. She was accompanied -by her mother who  will spend a few days at Lowar  Nicola.���Summerland Review.  J. G. Lotious, of Chicago, and  interested in the Stock. Exchange  there, passed through the town  on Tuesday on his way to inspect  some mining properties throughout the Nicola and the Similkameen in which he and his American associates are interested.  E. Elliott and wife and Mesdames Miller and Piper made an  automobile visit to Quilchena  Tuesday. They were the guests  of F. Brady of Victoria, who has  been here for the past few days  advancing the interests Of his  firm of soda water manufactnr-  'ers.  Dan Sutherland, road superintendent, was in the city a couple  of days early this week. He reports work progressing favorably  and rapidly, and that the provincial works department have  several projects in view for the  construction and repairing of  roads that will be a great benefit  and convenience to the general  public.  Bank of Montreal  Established 1817. Head Office:    Montreal  Capital (all paid up) - - $14,400,000.00  Cash and Undivided Profits - $12,961,789.11  Total Assets      -       -       -       -     $240,000,000.00  Savings Bank Department  (Lnterest allowed at current rates.)   -���  A   GENERAL   BANKING   BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  Branches in  the  Nicola Valley  MERRITT i NICOLA:  A. W. STRIOKLAND. Manager. j. F. 8. GILLUM, Acting Sub-Agent  The Merritt brassbandjwill be  !  JOE   HOLLER. OTTO   NITZE.  GO   WITH   THE   BUNCH  TO THE  RUNSWICK  Choice Tobaccos, Cigars, Cigarettes, Pipes.  Fruits, Candies and Soft Drinks.  VOGHT ST.  OPPOSITE THE  SUNSHINE THEATRE,  MERRITT.  r>-\  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  7777i77'777ix-    NICOLA, B.C. y  The choicest of Beef,'Muttonrv etc.,  always on hand  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  present at the Fair on Thursday  next, and will certainly make  itself heard to good advantage.  The band will have a full corps,  and is iri excellent form. Leader  R. S. Brown has arranged an  excellent programme, which will  be printed and distributed.  GOOD  MUSIC  The young enjoy it as  as  well   as   the  older  ones, so  Bring the children  PRICES:  ADULTS  250  CHILDREN 10  Best Electric Massage always  on tap at Brown & Durham's  barber shop. 25tf  J. W. Power, who is connected  with the Nicola Valley White  Pine and Lumber Co., of Canford  is spending a few days on a holiday trip.to Vancouver and Victoria. He reports that the work at  Canford is progressing nicely and  that 1,000,000 feet of lumber is  already cut, even-though the new  mill���of which H. C. Meeker is  manager���is not as yet completed  G. D. Turner, who has opened  up a real estate office here in connection with the new Coalmont  townsite, left yesterday for the  home <fllce at Coalmont. Mr.  Turner is a member of the firm  of Williamson & Turner, which  company has placed the Coalmont  townsite upon th��' niatkVt. Lots  are going rapidly and quite, a  number have been purchased by  local investors. There are only a  limited number upon the market.  A customer of the News, who  is   entirely   satisfied  with   the  work of this office, wanted a job  turned out quickly, and up to requirements, this week, and   remarked, (over the phone) that if  he could not get it done immediately, he would haye to send it to  thej coast.  The   News'/ has  the  equipment for turning out almost  any job and entirely satisfied this  customer; the job in question was  one which few small offices can  deliver. Without undue boasting,  it may truthfully b e stated that  this office can turn out any piece  of job work to meet the require7  ments of any business  man   of  the city.  Xmd*  I Mirk  Asaya-Neurall  THE    NEW    REMEDY   FOR  Nervous Exhaustion  Grief and worry drain the nervous system with disheartening  rapidity. The signs are lack of  interest, lack of appetite, insomnia. The only remedy is Pood, Rest  and nerve repair. "Asaya-Nku-  rau," is and makes possible this  cure. It feeds the nerves, induces  sleep, quickens the appetite, aids  digestion, restores nerve vitality,?  $1.50 per bottle.���*��� Obtain from  the local agent.  GEO. M. GEMMILL,  Merritt, B.C.  WM. COOPER  General Contractor of Plastering      - ./    ...            ���   :- .-....;..:.:.:������.. -\ \*?'" ' .       . .  BRICK, 8T0NE, CEMENT BLOCKS AND  GENERAL CEMENT WORK.  ALL WORK NEATLY AND PROMPTLY EXECUTED  PRESSED CEMENT STEPS, GRAVE STONES,  FENCE POSTS, ETC.  Phone 37  P. O.Boz 7  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF  All kinds of Chocolates and y^  General Candy.  All Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt Factories*'  "iirtfti TH E VNIC�� LA V ALLEY N EWS  Pridak, Sept enter 1,. 1911  .<" _ *-*: '������'���������A*:: ,**: .������>'<>>;\\.  .���.  "��� ..��� ��� ���".���"�����������&>?������' ���."���;\,..���.��"������.vFvW"P*5  We offer you any suit in the; store  regular price.    Don't overlook this  2$) per cent, off  IdrerTs  Call and see our stock before it is too late to get the benefit of the fall range.  :-:   -���:������', y:. 7-\ v;-y  iri every  reduced prices.  We are cutting thejprice on all summer goods, and  you isholild take advantage of bur bargains.  are agents fbr the Carhartt's Overalls  -::..���--0- ..��� ��� -7y:. .-,-yrr:-. .-���/,.*., . , y,  made.  vl  GOODS  GROCERIES  ,;'i/  MEN'S FURNISHINGS       HARDWARE >v-  Friday, ^September 1, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  By that we don't mean funeral obsequies, but our superior quality of High-grade  lumber, which is absolutely  essential in any building  where beauty and durability  are desired. It's the stuff  used for base, casing, cornices and all sorts of interior  work; and to insure the best  results should be of proper  color and grain, according to  the uses to which itis applied.  Our finish is manufactured  at our own plant with due  regard to first-class milling  and drying, and we are anxious to show it to you and  point out its advantages���  natural color and grain���  which cannot be secured in  lumber purchased haphazardly from Tom, Eick or  Harry. A look won't cost  you a cent, but may add dollars to the value of your new  home. Come in. We show  you before you buy.  "There's No Place Like Home."  Vancouver Lumber  Co., Ltd.  MERRITT, BC.  PUBLIC   NOTICE  Messrs. Manson & Dry borough,  of Merritt, have been appointed  Scavengers for the City of Merritt, and no other person or persons are authorized or licensed  to be Scavenger.  The prices fixed for Scavenger  work by the Public Health Bylaw,  1911, are as follows:  (a) Raking or clearing up a city  lot 30c per hour.  (b) Cleaning chimneys 50c each.  . (c) Emptying cans or other receptacles 25c each.  ,(d) Emptying dwelling-house  closets 50c per closet when not  containg more than two receptacles.  ^(e) Emptying hotel or boarding  house closets, when the average number of guests is 10 or  less 50c per closet, and 25c additional for every additional  five guests.  ' H. PRIEST,  -31 City Clerk  Progress of  V. c&c.  FALL FAIR  September 7, 1911  To the Citizens of  Merritt and  Whom It May Concern.  Having been requested by a  large number of the prominent  business men and citizens of the  City of Merritt to proclaim a half  holiday on September 7th, to further the success of the Nicola  =Va!ley=Fall=Fairr49HT=and-be-  lieving that such half holiday will  benefit the Nicola Valley in general and the City of Merritt in  particular,  His Worship Mayor Eastwood  is pleased to proclaim the afternoon of Sept 7th a Half Holiday,  to be observed by the closing of  all city stores between the hours  of 12 o'clock noon and 6 o'clock  p. m., and h6reby enjoins such  Storekeepers to faithfully observe the said half holiday.  (Signed) I.  EASTWOOD,  Mayor.  Victoria Rooms  McDonald Block  Quilchena Ave.  Finest Furnished Modern Rooms in the  City.  AH outside rooms and well lighted by  electricity.  For rent by day week or month.  mrs. j. a. Mcdonald  Proprietress.  A. B. KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  (Continued from page  one)  with the iefuse from the washer.  The horizontal lump or run-of-  mine distributing conveyor over  the storage bins is 75 feet centres  and has a capacity of 100 tons per  hour, operating at a speed of 100  feet per minute. It consists of  312 feet of double strand steel  roller chain having angle flights  attached every second link. The  conveyor trough consists of No.  10 steel trough in which are  placed eight 36 x36 inch standard  slide discharge gates, complete  with operating mechanism.  By the above described plant  the lump coal may be distributed  into the various storage bins or  loaded directly into cars from the  head of the picking conveyor, the  lump coal to be let down carefully  into the cars.  The slack coal through 2 1-2 in.  holes is discharged from the head  of the slack conveyor into the  raw coal feeding bin in the coal-  washing plant, and from this bin  the coal passes into a standard  Stewart Jumbo jig, from which  it is gathered into a standard No.  4 Luhrig perforated bucket elevator having a capacity of 10 tons  per hour, operating at a speed of  20 buckets per minute. From  the head3 of the refuse elevator  the refuse flows directly into a  refuse chute or hopper on the  outside of the building, whence  it is distributed as desired.  This clean or washed coal passes over the top of the  Stewart  jig and is flumed in the washed  coal sluice to a 5-foot diameter  by 8-feet long, revolving draining, serene. This serene is made  up of l-4rihch steel plate with 5-  16-inch round perforations and  designed withpully arm cast iron  spiders, mounted on 3 15-16-inch  solid steel shaft complete with  heavy rigid pillow blocks, special  hanger box^with shrunk^ thrust  collar and 45degree No. 10, steel  receiving   cone.   This   draining  screen is'the de-watering screen  of the coal washing plant and  takes out the fine coal and water  from the washed   coal product.  The material and water passing  through   the   draining   serene,  drops into a Roberts & Schafer  Co.'s standard, frame-constructed settling tank,  approximately  20 feet square at the top and 14  feet high.   The fine coal from  this tank is gathered or hopper?  ed into a standard No. 7 Stewart  washed-coal   perforated bucket2  elevator. This elevator is 49 feet  centres and has a capacity of 40  tons per hour,  operating at a  speed of 20 buckets per minute,  the=rno vi ngpar ts=bei ngmoun ted  on a trussed elevator frame of  wood construction and the chain  sliding on 3x4x3-8-inch angle iron  chain guides.  The washed slack discharges  from the head of this elevator  directly on to a washed slack bin,  from which it passes over box  car shutesinto box cars for shipment on the loading tract. The  over-size coal passing throngh  the draining serene, that is the  material passing over 5-16-inch  and through 2 I-2-inch holes,discharges directly by gravity into  a No. 7 Stewart perforated  bucket, nut coal elevator; 47 feet  centres, this elevator operating  at a speed of 20 buckets per  minute, having a capacity of 40  ton3 per hour. The washed nut  coal discharges from the head of  the elevator into a 6 foot diameter by 4 feet diameter by 12  feet long heavy, conical revolving screene with 1-4-inch perfor?.  ated plate jacket, having 3 1-4-  inch round holes. The serene is  mounted on a 4 1-2-ineh serene  shaft with four cast iron spiderjs,  complete with thrust collar bearings, No. 10, 45 degree receiving  cone, etc., with 90-inch diameter,  2-inch P driving gear. This  serene makes washed pea and nut  and discharges each into separate bins^ telegraphing the nut  coal to the bottom on spiral tele  graphs of cast iron  to prevent  breakage.  All the washed coal slack, pea  and nut maybe by-passed into  lump conveyor which, with the  picked lump, Would make mine-  run and place same in bins, or  load out into cars from the head  of picking conveyor.  The c o a 1-washed plant is  equipped witn a No. 6 American  Well Works centrifugal pump and  the necessary piping circulating  the water in the washery, drawing same from settling tank and  pumping this water into the  water tank back of the Stewart  The power for the tipple and  washery machinery is to be lOx  1 - inch twine-coupied \h e a v y-  duty throttling steam Vengines,  capable of 9u horse-power, operating at a speed of 175 revolutions per minute at 40 pounds  mean dffective pressure.  Merrilt 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.,  Merritt, B. .C  MEy-OXFOffl  Special  Demonstration  of the  Chancellor  and others of the splendid  line  of durable, economical, reliable and attractive  Gurney-Oxford Stoves  and Ranges  now on display at our store���a demonstration that marks the 20th Century  ^achievement in stove-making.    Come and examine the Special point* of  excellence���  The Oxford  E co n ojn iz e r  -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 Ovea 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 Reversible Grate equipped with strong  interlocking teeth that save waste, maximum heat with less fuel.  The Broiler Top���me strong oven door, are excellent features���  and these all combine with attractive designs in wide variety of size  and price. ��� X-  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 COMPANY  Nicola  Valley Agricultural  & Horticultural Association  s6con*j  7  At MERRITT; B. C.  LARGELY INCREASED PRIZE  LIST.  FINEST SHOW YET.  MERRITT CITY BAND WILL BE  IN ATTENDANCE.  A. W. STRICKLAND  * President,  T. HESLOP,  Secretary.  Most people, in looking for an investment,  want to place their money where they are  reasonably sure of a good return.  If the investment is to be mado in Town  property there are several things to be considered, viz., the situation of the town ; the  climatic conditions ; transportation facilities,  and primarily the monthly payroll.  When questions are asked regarding  Coalmont, they may all be answered to the  credit of the town. The situation and climatic  conditions are ideal. We all know that so far  as climate is concerned, "Similkameen Valley"  is a name to conjure with. The main line of  the V. V. & E. Railway runs through . the  town on its way to Vancouver. Tracklaying  from Princeton is in full swing.  And what about the payroll ?  The Columbia Coal & Coke Co. operating  here have a veritable storehouse of high-grade  bituminous coal, which will be .'extracted by  .the nvst economic methods known to the  mining world.   They are installing immediately a plant which will handle 2000 tons in  eight hours.   Will it not take between 800  and 900 men to handle such   an   output?  Figure out the amount of money which such  a payroll will circulate' monthly.   Remember  also that the size of the townsite is limited,  necessitating a  centralization   of  business.  Only a few hundred lots are to be sold and  they jarejteing; placed rapidly.,   Take  the  opportunity now of getting in at the beginning;  a few. weeks more and the chance may have  slipped by.  Prices range from $175.00 to $550.00.  Quarter cash and balance over a year and a  half. If you wish to make a reservation send  a deposit. . We will make allotments in the  order they are received.  Williamson & Turner  COALMONT,B. C.  s  News Ads Get You Results. Try Them.  House  Flies  are hatched in manure and revel in  filth. Scientists have discovered  that they iare largely responsible for  the spread of Tuberculosis, Typhoid,  Diphtheria, Dysentery, Infantile Diseases of the Bowels, etc.  Every packet of  WILSON'S  will   kill   more  flies  than   300 sheets  of sticky. paper. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Frida\. '"September 1,  1911  N O T I C E  The  BANK  OF MONTREAL  begs to announce  that on and after Sept. 1st, their  NICOLA BRANCH  will be open  Two Days a Week Only���Tuesdays  and  Fridays  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  A Board of Trade meeting is  scheduled for tomorrow evening.  The young Misses Armstrong  have returned to school at AH  Hallows'College, Yale.  Mrs. J. W. Boyes and daughter,  of Vancouver, are spending a few  days in the town.  Wm. Mclntyre returned Wednesday evening from a few days'  visit to the coast.  A special meeting of the  Knights of Pythias will be held  in the Reid building on Sunday  afternoon ne^t. 7...  Wm. Henderson of Vancouver^  has arrived in the valley to undertake some government road con-  * tract. - y'-y<     ,:;  Messrs. Boyd, 'Wm. Brown,  and Chas. Graham left yesterday  on a hunting trip up in the Mammette lake section.  Fooler &: Larson, the contractors, arie,Ri'pgressing rapidly with  the new hospital. The structure  will be a decided credit to the  community.;  ,/, I  TAKES IN PARTNER  Owing to the stress of business  which has been occupying the undivided attention of Andrew  Hoggan of the City Hotel, he last  week came to the conclusion that  it would be advisable to take in  a partner. This he has done, the  name of the p artner, who has  bought out a half interest, being  Toins Johnson. Mr. Johnson has  been connected with the mines at  Middlesboro for over a year and  is very popular with all who have  made his acquaintance.  Messrs. Hoggan and Johnson  are certainly assured of making  an unqualified success]of the City  hostelry.  VAUDEVILLE SKETCH  The Sunshine Theatre will put  on an extra vaudeville sketch  next week: The sketch will be  of the up-to-the-minute order and  Ought certainly tend to increase  the patronage of this popular  amusement resort. As soon as  the individual dynamo is installed  the "Sunshine" will show as  good pictures as can .be seen  anywhere.  PUBLIC HIGHWAYS.  '   P R VINCE of BRITISH COLUMBIA  NOTICE  is hereby given .that  all  . Public Highways in  unorganized  Districts, and  all  main Trunk : Roads in  ��� organized Districts  are sixty-six feet  ."'���wide, and haver a width of thirty-three  feet on each side of the mean straight  .- centre line of the travelled road.   :���:  THOMAS TAYLOR,;   0,::  Minister of Public "VKprks.  '"��� Department of Public Works,  ',    Victoria, B.;C.,-July 7th-19ll.:: y35  M. L. GRIMMEtT, LL.B.  Barrirtarand Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal   "  Harness and  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction iri'jall  departments.      Prices    are..'  right. :::X  Agent   for   Mendelsolm  and  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  /Nicola  herrltt  Canadian  Western Lines  West or Revelstoke  SPECIAL LOW RATES  ��� TO THE ���  EXHIBITIONS  ���������AT���. -   ���-,.-.  Vancouver  Aug. 25 to Sept. 4, 1911  ry>.-���and ���" "���'���".* V'V  Victoria  Sept. 5 to Sept; 9r 19II  GOING DATES:  Vancouver   -  Aug. 26 to Sept: 2*  Victoria   - ' - ' Aug. 26 to Sept. 5  ROUND TRIP FARE, $9.95  PINAL RETURN  LIMITS:  Vancouver      -      -     -     Sept. 8  Victoria      - Sept. 14  Mrs. A. F. Rankine and child  returned on Wednesday evening,  after a two weeks! trip through  the Okanagan country.  Jas. Mulligan, of the Kettle  Valley- railway line steel gang,  arrived in.toWn from the road on  Wednesday. He goes over to the  Pentieton end today.  T. H. Patterson passed through  town Monday with a bunch of  horses which he is taking into the  Peace River country. Mr. Patterson came through overland from  the Boundary. V     ^  '���77'7' '"X'X'o "7"'" .;���     'y  "'��� Dr. Curtin, George McGruther  and a party of friends are out  trying to capture a bag of feathered game, now the duck season  is; opened. Several other noted  nimrods have also disappeared.  Lieut-Colonel Wadmore, D. 6.  G. the B. C. Horse was in the  valley this week, inspecting the  grounds and location of the new  rifle ranges, which are proposed  to be located upon the bench  lands above Coutlee. X,  /*�����    ���_*_\.      *" *S ���  yCbnsiderableinterest is being  taken throughout the valley in  the. lacrosse game tomorrow at  -Westmiristerrbetween thTchain^  pions and Vancouver. The local  betting is strongly in favor of  the Westminster aggregation. .  Wm. Cooper returned last night  from a business trip to Clover-  dale, Vancouver and Victoria.  While at Vancouver he visited  Mrs. Hygh and G. N. Bennett  and wife, who are well-known  locally, besides numerous other  friends. Mr. Cooper, who 'is  rapidly progressing With the work  of building the fine new local  school, also has the contract for  school at Cloverdale, upon which  good progress has been made.  DYNAMITING AT BLAIRMORE  After   experiencing  the  coal  miner's   strike   of   nearly   five  months' duration, the first disturbance to occur in any part of  the district affected by cessation  of work at the mines took place  at one o'clock Saturday morning  when a cottage occupied by Austrian miners was dynamited. The  explosion was caused .by  dynamite placed on the window sill on  the   outside-'part of the house  and the end of the building was.  badly shattered, but^fortunately'  the other end of the house," where  the miners' families were sleeping, was not damaged.  The explosion is believed to  have been the work of miners  who bitterly opposed the working  of Austrians at the mines until  the operators agree to the terms  of the union. Hundreds of apect-  ators surrounded the wrecked  building. Four mounted ��� police-^  men were added the the force  there Saturday, and every effort  is being made to bring the guilty  persons to justice.  WATER   NOTICE  * We, the Kettle Valley Railway Company, incorporated by Act of the Dominion of Canada, with head office in  British Columbia, at Penticton, give  notice that on the 26th day of September, 1911, it intends to apply to the  Water Commissioner, at his office in  Nicolaj jin":the* County of Yale,' for a;  licenseio take ahduse four cubic feet  bf water per second from Summit  :Creek, a tributary of the West Branch  of OtteF Creek,' in the "Yale Division of  Yale District.  The water is to be taken from the  ^iHlCree^bountyin^thT^Kout-fouF  miles East of the Coldwater River, and  is to; be used on the pre-emption claim  of Henry Brooks on the skid West  Branch of Otter Creek and on the applicant Company's right-of-way, for  industrial purposes.  The Kettle Valley Railway  Company,  Per R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  A.F.&A.M.  CORRECTION  P. H. PUFFER  Agent - Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General Passenger Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  In the Special-Prize Last of the  Nicola Valley "Agricultural and  Horticultural Socletyythespecial  prize given by}t^e -Nicola Valley  Clydesdale ���'HptfsefvAssbc^tion  should read as follows '-:'������'��� \ >N  The Nicola Valley Clydesdale  Horse Association offers the following prizes for stock sired by  Rose Emperor :  For best colt foaled in 1911,  $5������; $2.50.7  For vbest filly foaled in 1911,  $5; $2.50. ;"  For the best group consisting  of colt or filly foaled in 1911,  yearling and two-year-old, either  geldings or fillies, $10; $5.  ���Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the ; seco hd  Tuesdayofeach  month at 8 p.  m.   Sojourney-  ng brothers cordially invited:  M. L. Grimmett,;      Fred S. Gay. y  W. M.   '���"' Secretary.  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   -     -   $4,000,000.00  RESERVE   .-   . . $4,944,777.00  MERRITT BRANCH  A. N. B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER.  Oh, You Ducks and Geese!  GUNNERS I Eyes Right!  i^nd Right Here Top!  Duck season is now open and we are prepared  for it. We have got the very things that you  need to get the game. We have just received a  complete stock of the new Dominion Ammunition  direct from the factory for rifle and shot-gun.  are now fitted with new and infallible primers  and are making high scores at the trap and  in the field and are being used exclusively  by all the most noted experts in the Dominion,  NOTE.���There was a time when the Dom. C. Co.  had difficulties to overcome, but, glad to say,  through the engagement of Mr. Charles Dey,  expert, from the Nobell Powder Co., Glasgow,  Scotland, the mystery was solved, and today all  primers used in Dominion cartridges are made  under the supervision of this noted expert.  WE GUARANTEE EVERY  C  to be first class in every point, and will not take  a back seat for any other ammunition made.  Shot-gun  cartridges  are  loaded with  Dupond  bulk  and Ballistile  dense powder and double-  chilled shot in all sizes.  We carry a complete stock of Guns, Rifles,  Revolvers/ Game Carriers, Game Bags and  Cartridge Belts and every requisite for the  Game Hunter.  COME AND  SEE  OUR  WINDOW DISPLAY  =gnd_exam!Re=ou*^=sJoGk=befor���=pun���h3sip.g=e!s&wheTei=  and if there is anyIhingyou want to know about arms,  ammunition and where to hunt come in and  consult  our expert, who is only too willing to give you all the  information you may ask.  We strive to please, and buy the best  that's made, in the store that gives  you one hundred cents worth for |��1.  GENERAL PROVIDERS  New Howse Block Quilchena Avenue


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