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 - <3'  ���Vol. 2, No  MERRITT, B.C. SEPTEMBER 29,  1911  .Price 5 Cents  New Postmaster  For Merritt City  Selection   is   Made in   Favor of  Donald Macphail.  The News has it from the most  ��������� authentic sources that. upon  Thursday next there will be a  separate postoffice, aside from  any other business house, established in the building owned  by Robt, Clark, and where the  polling station was held in the  recent election. It was formerly  used as a pool room by W. J.  Thompson, now of Lytton.  Since Merritt  has  come  into  the population which she now  ' possesses it  has  been a "long-  felt" want that it was her  due  that a segregated postoffice building should be built���aside from  any  business  house.    Assistant  Postmaster, G. M. Gemmill, has  given good  satisfaction in   his  office in the drug store of Gem-  miil & Rankine, but their drug  and stationery business has increased to such an extent within  the past year that they find all  their floor space will be required  for the promation of their private business, outside of the work  necessitated in postoffice affairs.  Donald   Macphail,    who    has  been   presiding over   the post-  . office at Middlesboro for the past  year, will be the new postmaster  here.    He has proven to be most  competent in his former capacity,  and .will," without doubt, serve  the public   of Merritt witfrthe  utmost satisfaction.  Although Mr. Macphail is now  ���w assistant-postmaster, G. B.4 Armstrong still retains his position  as postmaster supervisor.  Kid Fredericks, Lee, Long, Harry  Lombard, Mansier. Thompson,  Scaler and others. As young  Smith holds the bantam championship of Alberta, the��sporting  people of the valley can be sure  of an evening's good sport.  There will also be two preliminary bouts, one of three rounds  and the other six rounds, between  local men. Frank Barnes, who  is promoting the affair, has asked  for the police to be in attendance,  so that spectators may be assured  of clean boxing and no rowdyism.  It being absolutely assured  that the contest is on the  "square", there will be no doubt  but that all the available seats  will be filled. Those who have  seats secured should also take in  the preliminaries, which promise  to be really good events. Many  here know the records of the  principals, and declare that the  exhibition will be well worth the  money.  Alex. Macphail, of Aspen  Grove, was in the city a couple  of days this week visiting Donald Macphail at Middlesboro and  other old friends. Mr. Macphai  is one of the oldest of the old^  timers of the Tulameen.  MARTIN BURRELL,  James Brown, of Fifeshire,  Scot,, arrived in town on Saturday last to accept a position at  the Middlesboro coal mines. He  is a brothet of Wm. Brown, employed at the Diamond Vale  store.  The Ladies' Guild of the Anglican church, assisted by the  young ladies of the town, will  hold a calico ball on Tuesday  evening, October31st, Halloween  night. Full particulars will be  given later.  =3S=  ASSESSMENT ROLL RETURNED  The first city assessment roll  was returned to the Council by  Assessor Priest at a special meeting held last Friday evening.  The roll was accepted and the  date for the Court of Revision  was fixed for Monday, Oct. 23.  Approximately, the gross valuation is $985, OcO.  ALARM OF FIRE  On Monday evening what might  have resulted in a serious conflagration at the residence of  George Riches, at the rear of the  Diamond Vale store, was luckily  nipped in the bud. Some curtains  were somehow set alight, the  only,occupants at the time being  children. Fortunately someone  outside noticed the blaze at the  window and promptly got to work  with buckets of water, and the  the alarm was soon over.  TWO MONTHS IN GOAL      \  James Ross,'formerly a miner,  at:Middlesboro and a bartender1,  at Merritt, was arrested at Lyt-;  ton last week, upon a charge of  J;heft,,and,.w^s.Aenteiiced^td_twJoJ  months' imprisonment at/, the  provincial goal at Kamloops.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Mrs. D. J. Ellis and daughter,  Miss Eva, are spending a few  days in Victoria, and expect to  return Monday evening.  T. J. Smith, president of the  Diamond Vale Collieries, was in  town for a few days this week  looking after his interests here.  Mrs. Daniel Devine arrived  from Ayrshire, Scotland, on  Saturday last to join her husband at Middlesboro. Mr. De-  vine, who has been employed at  Middlesboro for some time, went  to Spence's Bridge to meet his  wife.  ���    o ���  The Ladies' Auxilary of the  Nicola Valley General Hospital,  gave a benefit concert Tuesday  evening at the Sunshine Theatre.  A good programme of local talent together with the moving  pictures were much enjoyed by  the large attendance. The low  price charged by the management' for' this   special    night's  Above is a photograph of Martin Burrell,, M. P., who made  such a phenominal victory in his  contest against Dr. K. C. McDonald in the riding .of Yale-  Cariboo. This will be Mr. Bur-  rell's second sitting in the Federal legislature..  Although defeated the first  time he "also ran" some eight  eight years ago, his speeches  and his sincerity made such a  marked impression that at the  next election he won out over  that old war-horse, Duncan Ross,  by something like 800 of a majority.. This time Burrell's majority over Dr. McDonald exceeds 1000.  Martin Burrell is well known  as a thoroughly competent agriculturalist and horticulturalist.  It. is given out, practically speaking, that Mr. Burrell will.be the  GESSING-GRAY  On Sunday the 24th inst.,  Eddie Gessing, for the past three  years employed in the offices of  the Nicola Valley Coal and Coke  Co., at Middleadoro, took unto  himself a wife. The bride is  Miss Maggie Gray, the daughter  of James Gray, now mine superintendent at Cumberland, but  formerly superintendent at Middlesboro.  The wedding took place at the  home of the bride's parents at  Cumberland, and the happy  couple returned to the valley  Tuesday evening, takingup their  residence at Middlesboro.  Glee Club is  Being Organized  lease,'     enabled    the    hospital  auxilary tojiets a/very neat sum' new.minister in this department  -*xv. '^-"'worthy"purpose' involv" "���-~:"���-���-���-'������-  * -     -�����-'-^~"'^*���������>  "for  ed  the'  Beingactively engaged/for the  past 20 years  in agricultural in-  WEDDING TO-NIGHT  Wm. Dry burgh is to be married this evening to Miss Isabella Mackay at the Parish Hall.  The ceremony; will be performed  by the Rev. J. Thompson, A  number of relatives and friends  will be presens. Andrew Good-  all will be best man and Miss  Nellie Goodall bridesmaid.  Miss Mackay just arrived last  Saturday from Scotland; her .prospective, husband-meeting, her. at  Spence's Bridge. Miss Mackay's  mother accompanied her from  the old country. This is their  first visit here, although Mr.  Dryburgh has been here since  last July.  A wedding supper will be given  at the Star restaurant after the  ceremony.  ��� o   .. J. McTavish - arrived in town  b>/stageyesterday, and7:left  today/ on a business trip itb Van-  i^velr7^d'-Vi"4tb^ia. X:"XMr,xMx>'  Tavish, who is running a general  Musically Inclii.jid   Citizens Decides Upon Organization.  A meeting will he held in the  Anglican Church Parish Hall on  Saturday the 30th inst, at 8 p.  m., for the purpose of organizing a glee club.  Malcolm McKenzie is the main  promoter of this new acquisition  to our musical and amusement  circles. He has displayed most  laudable enterprise and enthusiasm in this promotion, and.it is  in this promotion, and it is certainly desirable that all who ate  interested in eith.vocal orinstru-  rhental music should not fail-to  put in an appearance at the  Parish Hall tomorrow evening.  A good Glee Club is acknowledged to be one of the bes acquisitions that any town. can  have, and, as a charitable- proposition, is unexcelled by other  organizations for affording' relief to the needy and giving'  succor to the poor, as all /the  proceeds from the various hcon-r  certs will be devoted to charity  able purposes. ' Let a good ' at>  tendance turn out tomorrow' '  night. '" /'"'  OPTIONS ORTAINFn  Robert Henderson, who recently sold his gypsum claim  near Merritt for $5,000, has  given an option on his copper  and other mineral claims near  Coutlee upon the "Canadian",  "Copper Queen", etc., to Alan  'Cameron. In all, there are eight  claims under option in the proposed deal.   ; o     ���        '  LOCAL BOXING CONTEST  The "Wisconsin Kid," who  meets young Smith on Oct. 16, at  Menzies' Hall, has met some of  the best lightweights in the  States,  including such  men  as  A. W. McVittie  returned yesterday  from  a few   days   land  surveying in  the  district.    F. M  Aspen Grove  Coffee was his  asoistant upon the trip.  George Munroe returned to  Aspen Grove today, after a few  days' visit to Merritt. Mr.  Munroe hails from Tacoma, but  has decided to cast his lot on  this side of the line.  BRITISH COLUMBIA HORSE  Squadron Orders, No. 18 :��� ���"'���  Merritt, September'"^,' 1911  INSPECTION.'-'       -������������KT  The  officer   commanding- will  inspect the squadron on Sunday,1  October1,1911. Fall in, mounted,' ,  2;o'clpck p.m.,.'at .Hyjand^s Hally,.  Merritt:   " Dismounted*"meri~Nvili-- ��� -'  fallinon left of mounted -men*  Dress : full marching order."y' > ���  The surplus squadron stores,  arms and equipment -willvbe inspected at 3 p. m.:same days  Acting-Quartermaster Lieut. R:.  Campbell will ��� govern . himself  accordingly. "  This parade is COMPULSORY for ���  all ranks, and no leave of absence  will be gran ted. - ���  Charles Flick, Major, "���   ;  O. C. "D," B.'C.'H.-:-  CONTRACT        *  ��� ':, ojj  secured   the  THE SUNSHINE THEATRE  A. Lepritre, proprietor of the Sunshine Theatre, has one of the best showhouses in the interior. The above is an exterior view of the theatre which is being so well patronized by  the public. It is cosy and neat, having been recently remodeled in excellent style. The  pictures shown are up-to-date and fascinating, and at both the evening shows every chair,  as a rule, is filled. The films are of the highest order and will compare favorably with any  shown at the coast cities.  Messrs. Winters, and Gillespie,  auditors for the Diamond Vale  Company, have been in town for  the past few days on business  connected with the affairs of the  local company.  A lodge of the Eagles secret  society is being formed in Merritt.  Miss Helen Hyland spent Saturday and Sunday at Spence's  Bridge visiting friends.  View of Vegetable Display at the Recent Fall Exhibition.  M.V.Allan, of Vernon, district-chief fire inspector for this  district is. in town this week. He  has inspected the various sect-  iens and had communication with  the various district wardens. Mr.  Allan reports everything in a  highly satisfactory condition.  dustries, he is apparently the  best man available for such an  important cabinet position.  Four "would-be" -residents of  Merritt skipped'out a couple of  days ago. Having been seen to  carry away some cases of gas-  blin�� from the rear of the Merritt Mercantile On piii'j'p ptorty  th'ry thought it best to vamoose  the camp instead of buing arrested.  GEGRGE TURNBULL HERE  Provincial Inspector of Public  Schools improvements and new  buildings was in the city on  Tuesday and Wednesday, on  business in connection with the  new $10,000 school building going  up in Merritt. His report is  very satisfactory.  Mr. Turnbull met many old  time acquaintances while here.  He happens to be an uncle of the  noted Turnbull boys of the famous New Westminster lacrosse  team.  John A. McNarama, late of  North Yakima, Washington, arrived in the valley this week.with  his family and has settled on Ten-  mi le creek,   where he  has pur-  huseda piees of property.  store at Coalmont, will return  about the end of the week. He  thinks the prospects there are  very bright, and is imbued with  the general possibilities of the  Nicola.  TIMBERING  Max Eckar , has  contract of cutting the timber  for-the-tunnels oi���the-Columjj.-a-  Coal & Coke company at Coalmont. He outfitted at Merritt  yesterday and departed with his  crew of timber men and cook.  It will take several  months  to  finish the contract.   o ���  A dispatch from Constantinople, describing the horrors of  the cholera epidemic in Macedonia says the soldiers are crowded in locked cars when ill and left  without water or medical attention. On the Mitroyitzauskup  railroad living and dead victims  of the cholera have been thrown  from car windows by their comrades.  SlS^iSSiM^'sMlfflBHBB  Hp>..;   . wmmsMHsmm  HBH^^HraygSHal  HBpHffl^illPPS  SB^^iliilwHI  IBiWIBHBWl^K^M^^JSi^  M^^Wl^HM|  ip^p^jp^^^^^^^^  View of Vegetable.Dispiay at the Recent Fall Exhibition, ������������?  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, Septem ber 29,  1911  Established 1817.  Capital (all paid up)  Cash and Undivided Profits  Total Assets       -  Head Office:    Montreal/  $14,400,000.00  $12,961,789.11  $240,000,000.00  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING   BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year        advance  Six months $1.00  j. W. ELLIS  Manager  One dollar per inch per month far reg-ular 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.Box20 Merritt. B.C  Phone 25.  <UNION  WORK FOR THIS PROVINCE  The election is over, but there  is a big contest coming, and one  that is to last for years, and that  is the great struggle of the  building up of the province of  British Columbia. The country  should be unanimous on this proposition, but yet there will be  pessimists found; there will be  knockers in the land; there will  be doubting Thomases, and these  men will be able to do considerable injury in their devious ways.  There are more and better opportunities in British Columbia  today than can be found in any  other province in Canada. That  does not say a word against any  other province, but simply emphasizes the glorious chances  presented in this province. There  will be many millions spent in  railway building during the next  few years; there will be more  millions spent in governmental  improvement works ; there will  be hundreds of thousands spent  by the vast army of settlers who  are coming here to make their  homes���to exploit and develop  the areas of agricultural and  mining lands; to produce foodstuffs and minerals for the millions who are to follow in the  course of time.  There is a great work ahead  for the people of British Columbia, but itwill bea glorious work.  "labor of love"  the   harvest of  The  the  the  for it will be a  that will reap  success and satisfaction,  growth of the province,  prosperity of the people,  happiness of the homes, is more  to one and all than petty political prejudice and the advancement of any one individual. It  is the time for independence of  thought and untrammeled action  ���and for unselfish devotion to a  great cause. Let us unite for  one object, one hope, one desire  ���the advancement of the province in which we live.  No better slogan is needed in  any struggle which may come;  no stronger incentive required,  and no richer reward asked than  the elimination of petty prejudice  and working for the best interests of the country in which we  live.'.-' - 7- -.  BOARD OF TRADE IMPORTANCE  A town of possibilities that  possesses a live Board of Trade  is enriched by one of the most  important and powerful agencies  for its good and welfare that can  be conceived. The brightest  minds in that town should sit  upon the board���they do as a  general rule.  They are men who have made  a success of business, and many  of   them   have risen by   sheer  force of character and natural  business ability to enviable positions in life. It is men of this  calibre who must of necessity  constitute a Board of Trade���  and this being the case, the  achievements that may be accomplished by. such a body are  practically unlimited.  It is the sphere of a Board of  Trade to look after the best interests of the town from a commercial, standpoint;  to   suggest  and devise ways and means for  the   propagation   of    industrial  enterprises;   to carefully study  the   natural   resources   of   the  community, and to see that the  proper   steps   are taken -to develop them; to suggest local improvements,   and   to    work   in  harmony with the city council in  carrying measures and matters  to a successful  issue,   which in  any wise will effect the well-being of the town.    These things  and a score of others, lie within  its scope.     The- influence of  a  live Board of Trade is mighty���  and by simple .request it of times  can   obtain   at   once    that   for  which  the  brightest individual  might plead in vain for years.  It is a recognized power in the  land.    There are scores of towns  in Canada today that are progressive industrial centres which;  but for the enterprise and fore-���  sightedness of a competent-body  of business.'heads j would'' still be  unknown,, sluggish; hamletsyor,  as Longfellow says in his "Bell  of Atri": ..,,..'.._���.  "���One  of  those;little  places that  ;    have run half up the hill'  And then sat down to rest, as if to  say,'  'I  climb no farther  upward,   come  what may.' "  The active Board of Traders  a godsend to any town. It is  responsible for many good things  accomplished, just as the inactive  one of the absence of one is responsible for much that might  have been accomplished.  Now, for a moment, let us  give this matter a local application; and  look at it from the  y -    -   ' ��� -   /  standpoint of common sense and  ,the-greatest=good���to=the^com-  munity.  Merritt has a Board of Trade  of some forty members, yet, at  some of the recent meetings  called a quorum could not be obtained. This is not as it should  be. The Board has accomplished  many good things in the past,  for which the city owes a debt  of gratitude. The city is at present in a rather prosperous condition, and is acknowledged to  occupy a comparatively high  position in the commercial life  of the West.  Nature has given the Nicola  valley many things which are  bound to bring her to the front  and keep her there. The boundless resources of the country  surrounding Merritt are forcing  the town's growth and importance���to say nothing of the coal  mining industryi which has been  a prime factor. And for these  very reasons there should be  more work for the Board of  Trade to do. It is as imperative  for it to get up and hustle :as'.it  ever was���and more so. > With  increased growth comes increased necessities. ..-       ;���  We do not for a moment mean  to accuse the numbers of bur  Board of Trade of being disloyal  to the town. Far from it! But  we do believe that many of them  have become too passive, and  that, through the stress of their  business cares' do not stop to  realize that just at this time,  when the future propects are so  bright, is just the time to strike  out and use the effective power  the Board���as a Board���possesses  in the way of procuring new industries and institutions which  will mean so much to Merritt as  a progressive city, and to Nicola  valley as a "king's paradise"  from a climatic standpoint.  The Board of Trade is the  proper and natural channel  thrr ugh which a great many advantageous measures to the town  and the valley might be obtained,  and not only established industries advanced, but new and  larger ones induced to locate in  the Nicola.  Merritt and Nicola valley  should keep pace with the  growth that is being forced upon her. She should not become  like.the farm boy with his "high-  waters," by allowing her industrial clothes to shorten with  her natural g?owth.  Victoria Booms  McDonald Block  Quilchena Ave.  Finest Furnished Modern Rooms in the  City.  All outside rooms and well lighted by  electricity.  For rent by day week or month.  mrs. j. a. Mcdonald  Proprietress.  M. L. GRIliMETT, LL.B.  '        Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  NOTICE  OF  SITTING  OF  COURT OF REVISION.  A."P. KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  FIXTURE SHOWROOMSr-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  Agent   for   Mendelsohn  and  Heihtzman Pianos.  Corporation of City of Merritt  Assessment Roll, 1911.  The date of sitting of the Court of  Revision has been fixed by a Resolution  of the City Council for October 23rd at  10 o'clock in the forenoon; Mayor  Eastwood and Aldermen Reid, Boyd,  Jackson and Munro being appointed to  hold-the said Court.     y ./  Notice of any complaint in reference  to 1911 assessment; stating the ground  of such complaint, must be given in  writing to the Assessor at least 10 days  before the date of the sitting of. the  said first Court of Revision.: '���        -  .Complaints will be heard in the order  received.  H. PRIEST,  -36 Assessor.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola  fterritt  The people of Merritt and district are cautioned not to use  water from the Cr Id water River  for Drinking Purposes, unless  it is thoroughly boiled.  Cases of sickness have recently been traced to this source. _.:,  Parents,  should  .warn    theirs  children.'- .-. ',<'--'y^ ��� Z'iz:*''-::  G. H. TUTILL,  ;"���':���.*.  35        MEDICAL HEALTH OFFICER  BginWatchtt  SEE OUR NEW LINE  OF  ELGIN WATCHES  RAILROAD GRADES  A SPECIALTY  n   ���/ #**v       i      m        REPAIRS GUARANTEED  RadroadStandard one year.  AH the latest in Fobs, Chains, Jewelry of every Description  SIMPSON & CRANNA, JEWELERS.  SEE  THE ���-���"���" ��� ���������>  0.  1 le  fftNSFER  FOR  LIVERY,  EXPRESS & DRAY WORK  WE CAN MOVE  YOUR  YOUR   HOUSE.  PIANO,   HOUSEHOLD  FURNITURE OR  CONTRACT WORK A SPECIALTY  WOOD FOR SALE  E O .   RICHES'  COUTLIE AVENUE  OLD    STAN D  REAR DIAMOND VALE  STORE  Nicola Valley  -Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of=  JOE   HOLLER.  OTTO   NITZE  GO   WITH   THE  BUNCH TO THE  runsWick Pool  A Choice Tobaccos, Cigars, Cigarettes, Pipes.  "N   Fruits, Candies and Soft Drinks.  VOGHT ST.  OPPOSITE THE  SUNSHINE THEATER,  MERRITT  Q&^J^*��>^***^  Voght Street,   Merritt.  The place where you get just what  you   want,   and  just   the   way   you  want it, at any time you want it.  Have you tried the Star Yet ?  STEEL & FALCONER  Proprietors.  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGE,  Fresh. Fish always on  hand. ,. Orders receive .prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the. carloacL  I. Eastwood  Manager  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  ���^m������������^a������m^^���mi^r- w>,m^���mamm���Kaaa���������������>t  MERRITT^ BC.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  _^_^LL   WORK_GUARANTEED_EIR3T^CLASS_^=  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to  handle  any  kind  of Building Construction  Work  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  DEALERS IN  Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Lime,  Cement and all kinds building  material.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C..P. R. Station, Merritt.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The ".hoicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  OLDWATER  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  ICOUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  WM. MclNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C. 'Friday. September 29, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  "Gemmill & Rankine Have It"  Webb's and LowneyV  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.  news to hand states that, though  much fatigued, he suffered no  ill-effects from the long journey,  and is now making good progress  towards complete recovery.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Regular  meeting of the city  council on Monday evening next.  day for a ten days' business trip  to Vancouver. They will purchase furnishing supplies, etc.,  while in the Terminal city.  Harry Bummels, representing  some Montreal financial agencies,  was in town a few days this week.  George A. Loftus left on Tuesday last for Nanaimo. He goes  to take up a position in the South  Wellington mine.  Wanted :���Painter and Paper-  hanger. Apply, Paul Kershner,  General Delivery, Merritt, B. C.  F. A. Reid, of Reid & Co., the  gent's clothiers and general dry-  goods people, spent Sunday on  a hunting expedition up Petit  Creek.  Chas. Sapondowskis spent a  few days in -the city this week,  returning home to Mammette  lake yesterday.  ��� o  Do not fail to take in the boxing contest on Monday evening,  Oct. 16, in Menzies' hall. Two  good preliminaries before the  main event.  HenryTindley.of Lower Nicola,  one of the oldest of the old-  timers, circulated among his  numerous friends in the valley  last week. He spent Saturday  in the metropolis.  John Baillie arrived in Merritt  on Wednesday evening of last  week from Colchester county,  N. S., and is visiting his brother,  Melville Baillie, who has been  here several years. He intends  settling in the valley.  Mrs. J. J. Marks, who has been  confined to her room for the past  ten days, suffering from rheumatism, is now rapidly convalescing.  R. J. Whitley, of Centralia,  Wash., arrived in town Monday  evening and is inspecting several  of the valley ranches, with a  view to permanently locating.  J. A. Menzies had another  break - down of his threshing  engine last week but prompt  efforts were made to effect a  quick repair.  Best Electric Massage always  on j tap at Brown &, Durham's  barber shop. 25tf  ���������: O   James Cochrane, a deep sea  engineer from England, is visiting friends here, there being  several from his old home in  Nottingham.  Alec Martin and Alan Cameron,  'the men-who are starting the  Merritt Club here, left on Tues-  Messrs. Elliott, Lund and  Edingo spent several days the  past week pn a hunting trip to  Minnie Lake. They returned on  Tuesday evening with their game  bags fairly filled.  Robert Ramsay, foreman for  the government telephone lines,  has this week started the repairing of the old toll line-f rom Nicola  to Princeton ; and also the line  between Merritt and Nicola. New  poles and new wiring are being  adjusted. Repairing all along the  route is to be gone through with.  " Bud" Ptolmeyis Mr. Ramsay's  assistant on the work.  John Murray returned to Mammette lake yeaterday after a few  days' visit in the metropolis of  the valley.  though not entirely recovered,  Mr. Hemsworth is improving  very rapidly and expects to be  back at work within the next ten  days. -'..'- :.  Rev. T. Walker last week made  the journey to Port Hammond,  where he is now convalescing at  the home of his relatives.   The  Wm. Schmock and W. E.  Brown left Wednesday for Coalmont by special stage. . Mr.  Schmock is interested in mining  deals which will occupy his time  for several ' days, whilst Mr.  Brown is to open up tonsorial  parlors in the new coal city. Mr.  Brown is well known locally as  an artist in his' line, and shotild  make good at Coalmont.  Francois Rey, who has been  staying at Coutlee for some time  left on Tuesday for Mammette  lake. Mr. Rey still has considerable interestsin that section.  Lance Hemsworth returned  from Kelowna the fore part of  the week, where he was laid up  for some time in the hospital  there from an attack of.typhoid.  He had no sooner started back  to work here than a-felon developed upon his left thumb, and  later blood poisoning set in.   Al-  Hunting expeditions are the  order of the day just now. On  Wednesday a party composed of  Mesdames Paige and Blackwell,  and Messrs. Blackwell, Alex.  Hoggan and son Harry, "Shorty"  Fessler and the Bigney brothers,  left for Minnie lake, where they  will use their nimrod instincts to  gather in a goodly bag of duck  and deer.  Options have been secured by  Messrs. Cameron and Martin for  three lots on Quilchena avenue  for the proposed new club build  ing and tennis court. In connection with the tennis club, the  entrance fee is put at $10.00 for  gentlemen and $5.00 for ladies;  There will be two courts laid out ���  and a pavilion will be built. All  subscriptions, both .for tennis  club and what will be knbwhjas  the Merritt Club will be payable  to A. W. Strickland, local mar��  ager of' the Bank of Montreal^  and not to F. Bailey, who finds  that his time is too, much .occupied to attend to .these matters, as he has to be away from  the city so much, yy''XX'-7;7iX7X:  o������ ���������'. 7-      r^77  WANTED-Piano player at once.  Lady perferred. Apply at Sunshine Theatre. ���    ^ w  ...A. W. .Strickland^; local manager of the Bank of Montreal,;is  on a business trip to the coast;?;?  Custom tailoring has not advanced a step in a generation.    Ask your father or look at some of his old clothes.  Fit-Reform Suits and Overcoats do not leave a single advantage with she custom tailor.    Only���the designing,  cutting and tailoring of one suit at a time, costs twice as much and adds nothing to the suit.  If you have been paying $35 or $40 to a tailor, we can put you in a Fit-Reform Suit at $25 or $30 that will be  a revelation of the perfection of Fit-Reform methods.  Its all right to stick to an old superstition when money comes freely,    But a man should investigate the fact when he has no money to waste.  EMPRESS and  QUEEN QUALITY  Shoes for Women.  McDonald Block  SPECIALISTS IN MEN'S GLOTHING,  FURNlSHINGSv BOOTS AND SHOES.  HARTT and f  SLATER SHOES  FOR MEN  Quilchena Avenue V\:!*l  THE NICOLA  VALLEY NEWS  Friday. September; 29,  1911  ,yaV<  k$$M'7t$y  f<^fyxA7;^^0^^^^i0^^^A >$$$$  �����m  We offer you any suit in the store at 20 per cent, off  regular price.    Don-1 overlook this grand offer.  T SRRIVI  Call and see our stock before it is too late to get the benefit of the fall range.  Specials in every line at greatly reduced prices.  We are cutting the price on all summer goods, and  you should takei advantage of our bargains.  '0  We are agents for the CarharttV Overalls  '���  DRY MODS        GROCERIES  LADIES'WEAR       MEN'S FURNISHINGS       HARDWARE  I  .-^.Vutlii^ ^ }. Friday. September -29, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  The PALACE  BAKERY  Having added an Ice Cream  Parlor in connection with our  bakery we are now in a position to serve the public daily  with  ICECREAM  Different Flavors.  SOFT DRINK  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 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 Hogan  Proprietor.  Plumbing and  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP��� Repairing of  oil kinds done;  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  AV-ish_to_sel La nd_s_ell_  anything   you    wish.  ; to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  .J  Commercial  Hotel  NIGOLA  for a good  square meal.    Best  of  accomodation and comfort  Kate* $1.50 per day  A. W. McVittie  DOMINION  &  PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  Subdivision Work a   S p ecialty.  Offices with John Hutchison Co.  : y :;^i^MERRITT,^ C.'---���-  NEW WESTMINSTER FAIR  New Westminster, Sept. 28.���  One of the most interesting and  instructive displays at the provincial fair to be held in this city  from October 3 to 7 is the exhibit  bf the Dominion ^Fisheries Department. The display is housed  in a specially erected building  and will feature a miniature fish  hatchery in operation.  The salmon industry on the  Fraser river is known the world  over, and it is to give visitors an  idea of the great work of propo-  gation that is being carried on by  the department that.this display  is being made. The exhibit will  be under the personal charge of  F. H. Cunningham, Chief Inspector of Fisheries for the province  of British Columbia.  The salmon is shown from the  first stages in the egg, or roe.  through the different processes  of hatching until the young fish  is at the age when it can be released from the hatchery to care  for itself among the other denizens of the deep. Besides all  varieties of the salmon, many  kinds of British Columbia fresh  and salt-water fish are shown,  both alive in tanks and preserved  specimens.  - ���.. This display is one of the most  original and instructive to be seen  on the grounds, and all those interested may visit the display  free of charge. Mr. Cunningham  and a staff of assistants will be  present during the week of the  fair to explain matters connected  with the exhibit and to answer  questions in regard to the great  work.- of 'salmon 'prorogation in  British Columbia.  HARD WOODS  Canada is  dependent for   its  lumber supply on the soft woods  of the forest much more than is  the United States, as seen" from  the 19i0 - Forest Products report  compiled by the Dominion Forestry Branch and shortly, to.be  published.    Of the 1910 Canadian  lumber cut, amounting to nearly  five billion feet, only one-twen-r  tieth consisted of hardwoods or  broad-leafed trees, worth barely  five million dollars ; on the other  hand almost one quarter of the  lumber cut in the United States  consists of hardwoods.    Canada  is already feeling a shortage of  the hardwood supply and makes  up tHe national deficiency by importing annually from the United  States hardwood lumber to,, the  value of seven and a half million  dollars.   Thus the value of the  hardwoods imported into Canada  during 1910 exceeded by 50 per  cent   the   value   of  hardwoods  manufactured-into-lumber.���The  bulk of these imports are from  the States and consist of the most  valuable species,  such as  oak,  hickory, tulip or yellow poplar,  chestnut,  gum,   walnut,   cherry  and a large amount of hard pine,  which is so frequently used as a  hardwood.    From these figures it  is seen that  we are becoming  more and more dependent upon  the United States, whose available supply for export is surely  decreasing  rapidly.     Whatever  can be done 10 improve the resources of Canada by the elimination of wood waste, and particularly by the development of the  small   wood   lots,i of   Ontario,  Southern Quebec and the maritime provinces,;*should be done  with all possible speed.  NEWS OF THE PROVINCE  ���v. The - Yukon election will take  place on October23. It will likely  result in an acclamation forF.T.  Congdon.,      ':'���:. '-��� *y*.  The C. P. R. announces that  the hew winter timetable provides for the continuance of the  Toronto- to- Vancouver express  and Soo express inaugurated the  beginning of the summer.  Arrangements have been made  at Taranaki in New Zealand to  send trial shipments of frozen  meats to the prairies and to .Brit-'  ish Columbia. It is hoped in New  Zealand that a profitable market  will be developed.  The election in Thunder Bay  and Rainy River has been postponed by the returning officer,  George Horrigan, until Oct. 12.  Mr. Horrigan in his notice to the  candidates stated only that it was  impossible for him to comply with  the regulations.  The old Cariboo road from  Lytton, south to Jackass mountain, is under repair. It is passable to North Bend for light  traffic, but dangerously narrow  in some parts. The heavier  traffic for railroad construction  necessitates the widening and  general overhauling that is going  on. Mr. Nimmo, of the C. N. R.  staff, is surveying for a "new  cut-off." The general survey has  taken in a part of it.  erritt  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the best.  In every department we aim to please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL TRADE A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  geo. McGruther, Prop.  Merritt, B. C.  Phone 37  P. O; Boz 7  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  All-Goods Made at Kamloops and MerrittSFactories.  WM.  GOOPER  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.  THE COLDSTRiA^ ESTATI  VERNON. B.C.  VERNON, B.C.  have a very fine assortment of  FRUIT TREES  ORNAMENTAL AND SHADE TREES  AND SHRUBS.  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.  j ���'  1  The Envy  of her  Neighbors  is the woman whose kitchen shines with a handsome, roomy range���whose  face beams with the satisfaction afforded by o perfect cooking equipment.  For every woman wants  a good stove.    Whether she does her own  cooking .or not, .she  are prepared on it,  having thc best,  satisfies that pride;  bor's envy. Gurney-  ranges carry every  eats the meals that  and feels a pride in .  Gurney-Oxford  justifies the neigh-  Oxford stoves and  known feature oi  omy  and   control  convenience,  eoon-  with  some new  points of excellence that are exclusive.  First of all is the lever, that holds. No danger of the fire going out  between meals. The Oxford Economizer will hold the heat at a low ebb  till you want it'; than turn the hstidle, and your stove is hot in a jiffy*  Besides ti.is saving of time ar.J worry it tava in fuel to the actual extent  of one tan in six.,.."-- .      '���������.��� 7 ���'.���    TilE DIVIDED FLUE STRIP ii the envy of ell women who bake.  It guides the heat equally along sides, back and front of the oven.  Let us demonstrate these and other strong advantages of the Gurney-  .Oxford lina. We have stoves for every purpose, every fuel, and a variety  of prices.  ERRITT MERCANTILE CO.  �����  THE NEW COAL TOWN  Situa ed in the hear cf he  Tulameen.  One of the riches co al and  mineral sections of British  * ** i  Columbia.  Why not the future smelting centre of B. C. ?  Inexhaustable coal deposits.  Mineral and water power*  adjacent to the town.  2000   ton   plant   will   be  under construction in about  60 days.    200 coke ovens  arranged for.  $30,000-Hotel nearIy-com=  . pleted.  i<!  'J   *.  < 'I  (. .*-_  - -i        (  8  i  Great Northern   Ry.  will  have its rails laid into town  inside of 30 days.  Then watch COALMONT  grow.  Lots only $175 to $550.  See   Williamson   and   get  plans and {particulars.  i  Next Door to Coldwater Hotel  Williamson & Turner  Sole Agents.  COALMONT, B. C.  I  News Ads Get You Results. TryThfem  "xy v���.  V  vv  -��>rV*3r  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Notice to Contractors  School, Spence's Bridge.  SEALED TENDERS, superscribed  "Tender for School-house, Spence's  Bridge," will be received by the Honourable the Minister of Public Works  up to 12 o'clock noon of Wednesday,  the 18th day of October, 1911, for the  erection and completion of a large one-  room frame school-house at Spence's  Bridge, in the Yale Electoral District,  B. C  Plans, specifications, contract, and  forms of tender may be seen on and  after the 28th day of September, 1911,  at the offices of A. Clemes, Esq., Secretary bf the School'. Board, Spence's  Bridge, B. C.; the Government Agent,  Ashcroft and Nicola; and the Department of Public Works, Parliament  Buildings, Victoria.  Each proposal must be accompanied  by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of  .Canada, made payable to the Honourable the Minister of Public Works, for  "the sum of $350, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline to  "enter into contract when called upon  to do so, or if he fail to complete the  'work contracted for. The chexues or  certificates of deposit of unsuccessful  tenderers will be returned to them up-*  on the execution of the contract.  - Tenders will not be considered unless  made out on the form supplied, signed  with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes  furnished.  The lowest or any tender  not necessarily accepted.  J. E. GRIFFITH,  Public Works Engineer.  Puplic Works Department,  Victoria, B. C, Sept: 25th, 1911.  RESULTS IN YALE RIDING  Below will be found the figures from the various polling  stations in Yale-Cariboo riding  in the contest between Martin  Burrell and Dr. K. C. McDonald  in the Dominion house, at which  Mr. Burrell made such a marked  victory:  Con.  Friday, September 29, 1911  {/"PUBLIC INQUIRIES ACT"  r>  His Honour the Lieutenant-Govenor  in Council has been pleased  to appoint  ��� the  Honorable    Albert   Edward   Mc-  ��� Phillips, K. C, President of the Executive   Council;, the   Honorable   Price  Ellison, Minister of  Finance;   Charles  , Henry Lugrin) ���'of the City of Victoria,  Esquire; and William Harold Malkin.of  the City of  Vancouver, .Esquire, to be  Commissioners  under the "Public Inquiries Act" for the purpose of inquiring  into and reporting upon  the operation  of the- "Assessment Act,  1903," with  respect to its practical bearings on the  financial requirements of the Province.  3,- .The..said;. Commissioners- will   hold  their.meetings on.the dates and at the  jplaces mentioned hereunder, namely:���  '" ��� Victoria   at   the  Executive  Counci  V     Chamber,   Parliament    Buildings,  Monday and Tuesday, 25th and 26th  September at 10 a. m.   At the Courthouse or the Government Office   at  ';   ��� the following places:.���  t- Nanaimo, Wednesday and Thursday,  **".     27th' and 28th September.  ::< Vancouver, Friday and Saturday, 29th  /      and 30th September.  ..- New     Westminister,    Monday,   2nd  October.  --��� Revelstoke, Wednesday, 4th October  "'- Golden, Thursday, 5th October.  .-.'. Cranbrook, ^Saturday, 7th October.  ���:'. Fernie, Monday,' 9th October.  . Nelson, Wednesday, 11th October.  X Rossland, Thursday, 12th October.  y Grand Forks, Friday, 13th October.  *'��� Princeton, Saturday, 14th October,  '\ Merritt, Monday, 16th October.  _Kamloops._Tuesday, _17th_October.   �� Summerland, Thursday, 19th October  :'��� Penticton, Friday, 20th October.  . Kelowna, Saturday, 21st October.  ;, Vernon, Monday, 23rd October.  . It is requested that all persons who  Ore interested in the matter aforesaid,  and who desire to be heard, will not fail  *���) be present at the meetings of the  C >mmissioners.  > PRICE ELLISON,  Chairman.  Treasury Department,  13th September, 1911. 36  PUBLIC HIGHWAYS.  CPRVINCE 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  ^wride, and have a width of thirty-three  Jeet on each side of the mean straight  centre line of the travelled road.  THOMAS TAYLOR,  ; Minister of Public Works.  Department of Public Works,  -   Victoria, B. C, July 7th, 1911.     -35  27  24  Penticton   138  Summerland..  160  Peachland....  91  Kualt   5  10  12  Grand Forks.  180  Greenwood...  134  N. Kamloops.  Kamloops���  Booth No. 1  17  109  >>         ��>    2  ,��        >>    2  Boundary Falls  Eholt   155  ��� 110  6  22  Phcenix   101  Mother Lode.  31  Cascade   34  ���  25 ���  17  '    72  Spence's Bridge  Lytton   Keefers   17  72  7  North Bend ..,  14  Ashcroft   53,  Back Valley..  Edith Lake...  6  '    1  ���25 ���  Westbank   12  Kaleden   10  Okanagan Falls  Okan. Landing  Okan. Centre  28  10  10  Keremeos   35  175  South Canoe .  39  23  Armstrong...  Salmon Arm .  171  108  110  Notch Hill...  31  Ovama   15  Louis Creek..  35  Lac la Hache.  ���7   -  376    '  89  12  Lower Nicola  18  Middlesboro..  13  21  Chua Chua...  9     ���  Heffly Creek .  Quilchena   Stump Lake..  Rose Hill ....  12  11  4  17     -  32  Dot   0  Aspen' Grove. " "   7  McCullough's         2  Princeton ....    11 maj.  Other places..       40  Soc.  0  0  2  9  1  1  I  0  10  14  2  2  8  3  0  1  12  7  3  1  2  4  2  2  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  3  0  0  Lib.  25  7  53  76  20  6  12  4  83  73  20  3  14  1  1  3  12  10  0  0  0  0  25  6  0  0  0  2  0  3  0  0  0  1  1  0  0  54  55  45  6  9  25  8  18  5  20  22  9  4  2  13  54  1  4  10  6  5  12  6  6  16  86'  2  11  88-  66  48  38  5  9  11  -  144  37  8  1  18  5  8  2  7-  2  5  13  2  7  4  20  Dominion immigration authorities are out on the trail of one  mysterious Smith who collected  $25 from thirty Englishmen before bringing them to Canada  upon a promise of work. He  landed the party in Calgary,  where they were stranded. Immigration Commissioner Bruce  Walker is taking the matter up  with the police.  All changes tor advertisements ap  pearing in the Nicola Valley News,  must ba in the hands of the print  ers no later than Wednesday night  No guarantee eon otherwise be given  that the ohanjrea will be mads. -  A.F.&A.M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's   Hall  the    second  Tuesday of each  month at 8  p.  m.   Sojourney-  ng brothers cordially invited.  M. L. Gbimmett,      Fred S. Gay  ;.  ;-.    W. M. Secretary.  NOTICE  It is hereby announced that all Subscriptions to the proposed Merritt Club  must be paid to A. W. Strickland,  manager of the Bank of Montreal, instead of Frank Bailey, the original  treasurer. All monies must be paid in  to Mr. Strickland from this date.  (Signed) ALEC. MARTIN  ALAN CAMERON  September 26, 1911. *���:'7'rj xz)7-ai.  WATER   NOTICE  We, the Inland Development Company, Limited, incorporated under the  Companies Act of 1910, with head office  at Penticton. in British Columbia, give  notice that on the 21st day of October,  1911, it intends to apply to the Water  Commissioner, at his office in Ashcroft,  in the District of Yale,*1 for a license to  take and use four (4) cubic feet of water  per second from the South Branch of  the West Branch of Otter Creek, in the  Yale Division of Yale District.  The water is to be taken from the  said Creek about 500 feet from its mouth,  about one and a half miles from main  Otter Creek, and is to be used on the  land adjoining on said creek and adjacent territory for industrial purposes.  The Inland Development,  Company, Limited.  -36        By R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  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  WE WANT YOU  TO SEE OUR FINISH  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 beat  "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���  whichcannot be secured iri  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'�� No Place Like.Home."  Vancouver Lumber  Co., Ltd.  MERRITT, B. C.  CANADIAN  Western Lines  West of Rcvcl.itokc  Provincial  Exhibition  at New  Westminster  Tickets on Sale  October 1  to 5  Good  for Return  to October  10th.  FARES $7.55.  P. H. PUFFER  Agent    ������.-.-. MerriH, 5. C.  Or write to  S'Hii W.BRODIE  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  We have in stock a large assortment  of the latest Suits consisting of  cotch and English  Worsteds^  Scotch Tweeds  erges  We are making a large reduction on  prices of  Suits this  week to   make  room for our winter stock.  This !s the time to get your new suit  at a reduced price-  GENERAL P  New Howse Block  IVS0EB8  Quilchena Avenue  y*  71  iii  .<ti  >>i  <i  > A  if  \   1:  -*.*  Vl  J


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