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 . MB8i a 1��+ y^"rr~ -,���..  ""*"*'- Sf  *'��  l :^7%r,0      %  ./* Vol. 2, No   32  MERRITT, B. C. SEPTEMBER 22,  1911  Price 5 Cents  The Laurier Government  Overwhelmningly Defeated  Results Came as Quite   a   Surprise to the Majority of the  Federal Electors.  The landslide which overswept  Canada in the Dominion general  Xelections yesterday was a distinct  : blow to liberalism or, rather, we  .should say to the purposed reciprocity   agreement.     It   shows  most emphatically that the Laur-  ; ier administration made a great  yi mistake in being so influenced by  XX Taf t' and Hearst as to thrust upon  ^intelligent Canadians such a one-sided piece of legislations.   The  results show this.  y    While at this hour we have not  the complete results to hand, as  y the state of parties now stands  if the Conservatives have  a   ma-  fjority of thirty-six, with" a few  I more seats to hear, from, which  will   also   include   by-elections.  [This practically means that be-  7tore thesmoke_of battle is cleared  yaway,   the   new  administration  twill have anywhere from 40 to 42  "-linajoxat-y-in the-houce.-   ---  Leader Borden was beaten in  7his 'constituency, as also were  ^Minister Patterson and Minister  y Templeman, besides many-other  fmembers of Laurier's cabinet.  ' ^Following is a summary of the  ' general result :��� '  Province.. Lib.  "British Columbia   ...       1 ���  ;r   Quebec       18  came up so often that one disgusted speaker at the rear of the  hair cried out:  "O, rats, what are you beefing  about.  It was some tim e before order  waa restored.  Since the defeat of the Liberals, J. Peck McSwairi is going to  Mexico to start another revolutionary war.  BOXING   BOUT  Two weeks from tonight a boxing bout will pe pulled off in  Merritt, Young Smith and the  Wisconsin Kid, both having good  records and are still very clever  with the padded mitts. Prank  Barnes will manage the affair.  Watch for the big bills.  the opposition, and proved himself quite a "long" talker.:  Mr. Simpson held the attention  of the audience throughout and  dealt fairly with his subject. He  answered convincingly various  questions put up to him.  Mr. Simpson came over from  Kamloops on Monday evening  and addressed a meeting at Quilchena. On Tuesday he spoke to  good audiences at both Middlesboro and Nicola, besides Merritt.  He was accompanied on his motor  trip by Tom Sweeney, the well  I BANK   ROBBERY  No real clues have yet been ascertained as to the identity of  the yeggmen who cracked the  vault of the New Westminster  branch of the Bank of Montreal  last Friday night and got away  with the sum of $285,000. The  best > of detectives are working  hard upon the case.  Joseph Turner, formerly engaged in the branch at Nicola,  who is well-known to many here,  is now engaged at New Westminster and sleeps on the pre  The Inquest Upon the  Body of Joseph Stirling  known passenger engineer  They | mises.    0n the night of the rob_"  left for Kamloops and   Salmon  Arni after the meeting.  Ontario  18  Nova Scotia  9  New Brunswick  7  Manitoba  -2  Saskatchewan  2  Alberta .......;������ 6  Prince Edward Island .'  1 ���  Con.  6  26  65  9  5  8  2  1  3  APPOINTS SPECIAL  On Wednesday Chief Constable  Burr, of Ashcroft, who has been  in town for a few days" on some  of "fchejpoHcejCouit'^  "W. H. Sutcliffe,,,sworn"in as a  permanent special provincial constable/ with" headquarters at  Merritft. '  The work of late has at times  become too heavy for Constable  Vachon, and Mr. Sutcliffe,- who  has had considerable experience  in this line, should, make an  efficient officer.  =89=  =125y  Conservative majority, 36  In Yale riding Martin Burrell  1 was elected by what is reported  to be a majority over K. C. Mc  Donald /(Liberal) of about 700.  Johnson, the Socialist, was not in  the running at all, The detailed  report will not be to hand for a  ������ couple of days.  Below will be found the result  in this section;  BOOSTS   OUR   CLIMATE  We are informed by a local  medical man that the doctors of  the coast cities are more and more  realizing the excellency of the  climate of the Nicola Val ley as  ;extTemely==fteneficial=fbr  being-  Merritt ......  Coutlie   Lower Nicola  Middlesboro..  Ducks.   George Creek  Chua Chua ...  Heffly..... ..  Quilchena   Stump Lake..  Rose Hill ....  Nicola .......  Doit  ;.......  Aspen Grove.  McCullough's  Totals....  Con.  89  12  18  13  25  35  9.  11  11  X 4  ,  17  32  0  7  2  Soc.  6  0  0  0  0  0  0  P  0  0  1  1  Q  0  Lib,  37  8  1  18  25  9  8  8  T.  2  5  13  '���  2 ';���  7'..  4...  those, suffering from tubercular  trouble. Several patients are in  the valley at .the present time  and are being greatly benefited  In one case last year, where the  patient was given up as practically hopeless, the health-restoring  climate in the Valley of Sunshine  was so satisfactory that the man  is fine and robust and is working  at his profession today in Vancouver.  This is certainly a boost for  our known healthy climate, of  which one Vancouver physician  remarked: "They can't beat it  anywhere in the world."  JAMES POOLEY DEAD  Prominent  Rancher  and  Cattle  Man  ;   Meets Death from Accident  " The news of the death of James  Pooley, at five o'clock on Wednesday morning,, came as rather ��n  unexpected shock to-his many  friends.and acquaintances in t\ie  Nicola Valley.  Deceased met with a very unfortunate accident on Monday  last, while driving a team with a  wagon loaded.with poles down  'the.' Hamilton. -hilL~~ -The brakk  on~ his wagon was in a bad condition and failed to work���such,  at least, was the only conclusion  that could be arrived at.  Apparently  Mr.   Pooley���confident that the brake worked as  usual���being on the rather steep  incline, leant forward to put on  the brake, and, the rod not working, lost his balance and toppled  forward off the load, falling in  such a manner that at least one  of the wheels passed over his  abdomen. The horses were found  at the foot of the hill and later  Mr. Pooley was   located  about  half way down the hill in an unconscious   condition.     He   was  eohveyedyto^NicoIaT^Here^Ke'  resided v with   his   sister.     Dr.  Tutill, of Merritt, was immediately called,  and hurriedly re-  sp nded,  but all that could be  done was to alleviate the sufferings, and death ensued, as stated  above, on Wednesday morning.  bery, however, he was on a visit  to friends at Chilliwack. Had he  been upon the premises at the  time it is quite probable that a  murder might have resulted, for  such desperate criminals are riot  in the habit of taking chances.  It is presumed that the safecrackers came from Seattle way  Granite Creek  Gold Claims  285  8  154  LESS   MEAT  Some rather amusing incidents  :.occur at election mass meetings.  A traveler to the city this week  i tells us of a meeeing recently held  in Calgary at which  one of the  speakers kept continually quoting the opinions of Pat Burns the  noted.cattle ''King:    Pat's name  THE SIMPSON MEETING  The elections being now over,:  and Liberal Government hopelessly defeated/'it seems unnecessary to report fully discussions at  meetings. However, at the Conservative meeting Tuesday night,  F. E. Simpson, of Kamloops (ex-'  Liberal and ex-American), gave  a splendid address and emphatically repudiated the reciprpcity  pact. The chairman of the evening was H. S. Cleasby, and the  hall was certainly packed by  members of both parties.  PVank Coffee opened the meeting with' a short statistical address.  R. U.  Wright, of Vancouver  took  the r lati'o)n   on I ehalf" o  The doctor found the patient suf  fering from a fracture of the hip  and bowel rupture. He was able  to keep him up for a time, but  the case was hopeless from the  first.  James Pooley had been a resident in the Nicola Valley for  about twenty-five years, and was  greatly respected by all for his  honest and square dealings. For  a number of years he was proprietor of theNicola meat market,  selling out a couple of years or so  ago to Thos. Heslop. . He had  accumulated a very consideraple  portion of this world's goods.  Deceased was fifty years of age  and "unmarried.  The funeral took place at Nicola  today with military honors, the  deceased being an officer of " D "  squadron of the B. C. Horse. The  cortege left the ranch home at  two o'clock and proceeded to the  Presbyterian Church, where the  funeral service was conducted by  Rev. Geo. Murray.  The News extends its sincerest  sympathy to the sorrowing relatives friends in this sad and untimely demise.  Have Been Sold to a Company  That Means Business -  '   "  -���_What. is generally, known-aa the  Old   Stevenson   Granite    Creek  hydraulic gold claims have been  sold for the sum of $10,000 to a  syndicate of Vancouver capitalists, among whom is associated  Charles Lambert,   who,  in  conjunction with his brother Frank,  has for many years been prospecting and developing that section of the country.    They are  chiefly   responsible for   the re-  hewed, activity  which  is being  manifested ��� in   Granite Creek's  gold mining propositions.  -Some seventeen years ago  Granite Creek was a tented city  with a population of about eight  or ten thousand people. That, of  eourse==was-at=the=time-bf=the  first gold, rush there. We have  no statistics to show just how  many thousands of dollars of  placer gold was taken out at the  time, but old-timers claim that  the amount was enormous, and  that many big stakes were made.  Platinum has also been discovered at Granite Creek. In the  early days the miners threw it  away and discarded it as dirt,  knowing nothing of the value of  this now very precious mineral.-  Platinum is now well known by  the majority of people to be much  more valuable than gold.  The new syndicate will start in  at once with the most modern  hydraulic equipment to develop  its recently acquired and valuable  property.  ' ���: o������������.  ASSAULT   CHARGES  On Tuesday Frank Steel, was  fined before Magistrate Morgan  with assault upon one Jos. Stirling in a mix-up at the Star restaurant on the night of Thursday  Sept. 7th. Stirling since has  died, but upon others' evidence,1  the accused was fined $10. and  costs.  Yesterday afternoon Charles  Falkner, appeared upon practically the same charge, having been  seen to strike Stirling, was given  a fine of $20 and costs. p  It is reported that an appeal is  to be made from the above decisions by both Steel and Falconer.  A conjunctional charge of theft  against Frank Steel was dismissed.   u,yyyy v ��� ������  HORSE   STEALING   CASE  Indian Ike Switz arrested by  Provincial Constable Vachon last  week accused of horse ��� steali rig  by Indian-^Paddiy Pickles, ^s^up  ^efo^e'JudgeJ^nson^yesterday]  -���"Ttoe'iriairi question in   dispute  was whether tHere hati been any- .   6������. .���  MUCO,lw���,  thing paid on ,the horse, or npt Stirling,' considerably the:worse  brought in so many;coriiplicati6ns of liquor,   walked into the Star  Corner's  Jury- Finds That   Deceased Met His Death From  Natural Causes.  The inquest upon the body of  the late Joseph. Stirling., was  opened on Monday morning, by  Dr. Tutill, but. owing to the  lengthy evidence and cross-examination, did not conclude until  Tuesday. The jurors were Frank  M. Coffee (foreman), Archibald  G. Little, Alex. J. Coutlee, Thos.  Smith, Alfred Frechette and P.  H. Puffer.  Joseph Stirling was found by  Constable Strang, late on- the  night of the fall exhibition, Sept. '  7th, lying in a- drunken stupor  close to the Star restaurant."��� He  was taken to the local lock-up.  Next morning he was brought up  and a minimum fine was-iiriposed. -=  Through the night the half-breed  was sick, but was able, to clean  his cell in' the morning. *>' His face  was swollen on the .left-ja-w-and  cheek and his Jig j^s j?ujL^tj*.��" 'j ���  It appeared from^ the evidence  that, on the night! in  question,  and mixed evidence, that, after  about four hours of exarninatiori  of the ''insX arid outs,'' of the  matter, the judge, who has been  attending county court at Nicola,  ���in order to facilitate matters-  made the Merritt court a temporary Supreme Court holding, and  after all. the evidence was in, dismissed the case.  Judge   Swanson   returned   to  Kamloops today.  COUNCIL    MEETING  LOCAL FIRM HAS CONTRACT  The Nicola Valley Coal & Coke  Company has let the ro-wiring  arid remodeling of their electric  light plant at Middlesboro to the  local firm of electricians, Perdue  and Hayward. If the/poles arrives on time and the work on  the new tipple goes on as rapidly  as expected, they think the job  can be completed in about six  weeks. The initial work was  started this morning.  These two young men havi  been kept very busy since they  branched out in business a short  while ago.  The regular meeting of. the City  Council was held Monday evening, the Mayor and all the  aldermen, with the exception of  Mr. Boyd, being present.  The Council at the present time  is without a. meeting place, and  Merritt is without a city lock up,  Provincial , Policeman Vachon  having given, the Council notice  that iri future they would have to  make other arrangements for a  meeting place as well as. gaol accommodation, ns the Provincial  Court house and gaol would not  be at their disposal.  The selection of a suitable building was gone into and the council  finally decided to lease A. Gor-  don'a building on Nicola'Avenue.  A special meeting of the  I Council will be held tonight f or  the purpose of receiving the city  assessment roll, and also to decide  upon ways and means for the  borrowing money for the purpose  of erecting a building adequate  for court room and jail purposes1.  to injuries, received a week or  ten days previous.  Stirling it appears ; from the  >vidence of his brother and  sister r ever was well after arriving at the home ranch.  After the verdict of the jury  nad been given, Frank Steel,  who had been arrested on a  charge of manslaughter was released.  restaurant and ordered a meal,  afterwards going out "without  paying for it. Frank Steel, one  of the proprietors, it was stated,  ran out and dragged him back  into the room, where he and his ���  partner, Falconer, took off his  chaps and spurs to hold until the  meal was paid for, the amount  being four bits.  -Geo. Stirling, a cousin of-the  deceased, swore that he was in  the restaurant when the trouble  over the meal occured and -that  outside=-the=building^he^saWia=  cook or waiter bunt Joe with his  head upon the jaw and the latter  fell upon some boards. He got  upon his horse and went to  shack of deceased's brother Eddie and told him Joe Was being  '���licked" at the Star.   -  Eddie paid Joe's fine next  morning and he and Constable  Vachon went to restaurant and  secured the chaps, etc., upon  payment of price of the meal.  Joe mounted his horse and  went home. He complained of  being sick that day and took to  his bed on Saturday, the 9th.  According to the evidence of  A. F. Rankine, Stirling was  ejected from the restaurant after  his chaps and spurs were taken  off. He started to come back  however, and was struck by Falconer outside near the kitchen.  We have not space to give full  report of the case, but the evi-  dencd went to show that their  certainly had been a-row of some  kind at the Star, in which .Stirling and the partners were implicated. ;  Sterling died a few days ;late?r.  The corrier's j u ry ordered a post  mortem examination/and at the  Tuesday's sitting Dr. Williams,  who performed the autopsy gave  his report. The verdict of. the  jury was that deceased ��� came to  his death from concussion of the  brain, due to natural causes. He  said this might possibly  be due THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, September 22, 1911  Established 1817. Head Office  Capital (all paid up)  Cash and Undivided Profits  Total Assets      -  Montreal  $14,400,000.00  $12,961,789.11  $240,000,000.00  A  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  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  Oae dollar per inch per mdnth  f.r regular ad-  rertising.   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  P O. Box 20 --L .Merritt, B.C  Phone 25.  RECREATION   GROUNDS  In speaking upori the matter to  many of the residents of Merritt,  Nicola and other sections of .the  valley, it certainly seems to be  the consensus of' opinion that  permanent; grounds should be  secured without delay for the fall  exhibition here, and for a race  trock and other- recreation purposes. .:,'���.:     7   '.;,..-  If these grounds are not secured without the least possible delay  we shall find ourselves in the  soup " a_s faras getting suitable  property for the desirable���nay,  necessary���purposes mentioned,  unless we get away back two or  three miles in the woods.   ;  When land was cheap right in  Merritt it could easily have been  secured at a comparatively small  price, but property here is in -  creasing in value all the time and  most of the best of it is already  gobbled up.  A location that is deemed most  adaptable is the site upon which  the late fall fair was held. It is  ideal in a great many respects.  From a scenic standpoint it is  -surely an admirable spot for park  purposes. The lay ^of the ground  is such that a first-class race track  could easily be built and arrangements made for the baseball,  football, cricket and tennis fields/  _This;iand~is a part^Ohe~y6gh~t  estate and is now on the.market  for sale.  Is there any reason why the  Nicola Valley Agricultural and  Horticultural Association and.the  City Council snould not take this  into serious consideration and see  what can be done towards the  purchasing of this tract for the  so much-needed recreation purposes ?  If something is not done at  ��� onee we shall be forced to repent,  like many another foolish young  town has done.  The opportunity was ours once  to take a choice of a park at a  very reasonable figure ; now we  shall, of course, never get such  another close-in proposal again.  If this matter is let.go till next  year, where will we get off at ?  Possibly on the bench lands of  Iron mountain.  should be proud to see it and en  courage it.    Thus shall our vast  tracts of God's bouhtifulness be  peopled  by  an   intelligent and  progressive race of our own kind,  who   will readily be developed  into permanent, patriotic, solid  citizens, who will adhere to one  flag���that which protects their  homes   and   their   rights ��� and  whose posterity will be educated  in our schools, become a part of  oar   Commonwealth   and   even  tually assume their logical positions as important and political  life���in fact, become a ;part and  parcel of, ..and inseparable from,  our proud standard of Cariadian-  ism, the sanie as hnve those true  settlers from the old land.  This is all coming (as it has  already come, but on a smaller  scale, in years gone by) and it  will be good. It,has been prated  and foreboded by alarmists that  these inroads of United States  settlers may result in dire effects  upon our national constitutionalism and that such;> a preponderance of : republican ideas will be  brought to bear as to one day  effectually bring about assimilation and annexation. Nay, nay,  Pauline; the greater will absorb  the lesser, and ehe chances are  that the average immigrant  settler, coming to Canada is hot  only annexing himself to a better  line of prosperity, ^than^lie has;  known, but he; is also getting' a  shade the best of it from a gov-  ernmerital^standpoint. Are hot  our laws comprehensi ve enough,  our national intelligence.-': high  enough, bur resources great  enough, our climate salubrious  enough and our future assured  enough to defy an attitude of  superiority from any other country on the face of God's footstool?  Yea, verily. Why is it the great  number of American settlers" in  Canada are voting at the present  election for the tariff wall?-  Intelligent settlers from Great  Britain, United States, or any  other civilized and progressive  =nation=come-here=imbued=with=  the spirit of expansion and are  bound to establish - a home for  themselves and a future for their  children. What time or thought  have such as theseT for dipping  deeply into the harrowing details  of republicanism, imperialism or  the score of other "isms" which  the yellow journals delight in  diplaying **in their scare heads^  Not for them ! Their plan is  prosperity ; their hope; success.  They want, and will demand,  good government, and at present  writing we trust that their  chances of getting it in Canada  are as bright and favorable as in  any of the lands they have left.  Let us, then, encourage clean,  white, empire-building immigration. -  HIGH-GRADE   IMMIGRATION i  When this page goes to press  the great election strife will not  yet have ended, and while the  News has no sympathy for the  reciprocity pact it believes in the  highest possible grade of immigration.  Of recent years there has been  a vast immigration of settlers  from the United States to the  Canadian west. This class of  immigration is of the top-notch  order, and every true Canadian  LAND FOR SALE  TENDERS will be received by the  undersigned, up to noon on Monday,  October 16th, 19li, for the Purchase of  that portion of the Estate of the late  William Voght bounded on the east by  wire fence, on the north by railway  and on other sides by the Coldwater  River, containing thirty-five (35i) acres  more or less. Land will be shown and  terms obtained on application. Tenders  must state price offered per acre. Th"  lowest or any tender not necessarily  accepted. i  :���������������        H. S. CLEASBY  '   -,    .    ISAAC EASTWOOD,  , Executors of the Estate of the  late William "Voght.  Merritt, Sept. 11. 1911.  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.  A. B.  KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR0  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  PUBLIC HIGHWAYS.  rR\']KCE 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 have a width of thirty-three  feet 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  \  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  Agent- ..for   Mendelsolm  and  Heintzman Pianos.  N   J. BARWICK  Nicola ��� ftcrritt  THAT LITTLE PAIN  IN THE BACK  The people of Merritt and district are cautioned not to use  water from the Ccldwater River  for Drinking Purposes, unless  it is thoroughly boiled.  Cases of sickness have recently been traced to this source.  Parents should warn their  children.  G. H. TUTILL,  35        MEDICAL HEALTH OFFICER.  It May Not Be Very Bad, but It Is a Sure  Indication of Weakened Kidneys  -���' You pay life insurance even if you  don't expect to die right away���-you do  it to make old age comfortable or to  protect  your family.  What about that little pain in your  back? It's your kidneys calling for  health insurance���warning you that old  age will not be comfortable���that Rheumatism or Diabetes will afflict you  ultimately.  You think you are strong and can  afford to neglect it, and that you will be  all right in a day or so. Perhaps you  will, and if it never recurs you are no  worse off, but the kidneys have a well-  known habit of repeating offences of  that sort.  Why not insure your kidneys against  future trouble by taking a ��� good kidney  prescription: like Nyal's Stone Root  Compound? That is just as reasonable  as life insurance. Your freedom from  well-developed kidney trouble in later  years will bring your family more happiness and satisfaction than receiving a  cheque from your life policy.  Nyal's Stone Root Compound is a  scientific product with a record that  earns your respect.  The cost���a dollar a big bottle���is  trifling as an insurance against future  trouble. A strong man hates a bottle  of medicine, but the strong men are  just as easy victims of kidney trouble  as  the weak  ones. ;  If you try this remedy we know you  will be pleased. Nyal Remedies we sincerely believe to be the best medicine  values offered. 6  Sold and Guaranteed by  Gemmill & Rankine Merritt  I  JOE   HOLLER.  OTTO   NITZE  GO   WITH   THE   BUNCH  TO  THE  ruwswick Pool  Choice Tobaccos, Cigars, Cigarettes, Pipes.  Fruits, Candies and Soft Drinks.  VOGHT ST.  OPPOSITE THE  SUNSHINE    THEATER.  MERRITT  Fhe Star Restaurant  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.  Merritt Livery and Feed Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses. Express meets  all trains.    Buggies for hire.  A. J. COUTEE, Prop.,  Merritt, B...C  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The ".hoicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.'  T. HESLOP, Prop.  SEE   THE  FOR LIVERY, EXPRESS & DRAY WORK  WE CAN MOVE  YOUR  PIANO,   HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE OR  ���YOUR   HOUSE: CONTRACT WORK A SPECIALTY  WOOD EOR 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. ' darXoadT1" ^"'  I. Eastwood  Manager  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  MERRITT, B.C.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ^ALI^WORK^GUARANTEED^FIRST-CITASSr  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to   handle any  kind  of Building Construction  Work  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.  "* 1  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. RBcIntyre, prop.  MERRITT, B.C. Friday. September 22, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLE1  NEWS   "Gemmill. &��� Rankine Have It"     - '  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.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Wm. Mclntyre returned from  the coast on Tuesday.  W. Cranna left;:oh; Monday's  train for Vancouvery  : J. M. Miller left^for the east  Wednesday to cast;a great big  Liberal vote.    He lost.  Chas. Howse, of Grand Forks,  is spending a few days in the  valley with his parents, Mr. and  Mrs. A. E. Howse. '  Wanted :���Painter and Paper-  hanger. Apply, Paul Kershner,  General Delivery, Merritt, B. C.  Abe Bowman was, down from  Qnilchena on business on Tuesday last.  Jos. Guichon, jr., of Quilchena,  returns tonight from a few days'  visit to the coast.  Geo. McGruther brought down  three ducks at one clatter while  out shooting one day last week.  . Afarewell musical evening was  spent at the Grand Hotel Wednesday last week in honor of two.  departing friends.  J. G. Thynne and wife, Otter  Flat, left Monday on a trip to  Vancouver and Victoria, where  they will visit friends for a couple  of weeks.  Joe Marshall has made a good  job of the filling in of the old  eye-sore hollow on Garcia Street,  opposite the Diamond Vale store.  The merchants of this city have  in their stores some of the best  window dressers to be found in  any small city in B. C.  Best Electric Massage always  on tap at Brown & Durham's  barbershop. ��� 25tf  The new Methodist parsonage;  is rapidly nearing completion and \  will be a very creditable addition  to the   residential  buildings in  town from an architectural standpoint.  .'tv^^Mwgiw^fflmf^  Jack McLeod, of Grand Forks,  who is very well known throughout B. C, is in town. He has  made trips to various portions of  the Nicola and Similkameen on a  vacation tour.  Wanted : ��� By good Dressmaker, Sewing by day, or at  home.���Miss T. McEachern.  "Polly" Durland, the popular  manager of the A. E. Howse  Company's store at Nicola, left  on Sunday's train for the east.  He does riot go purposeless, and  will return within six weeks with  a fair eastern Canadian bride.  Jos. Wilkinson, late of the  Crow's Nest Pass, has arrived in  town to join the forces at the  local collieries.  ; Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Boyd returned Wednesday from Golden,  jwhere Mrs. Boyd has spent an  ^extended holiday at her parental  home.  On Saturday morning last Norman McDonald, arrested by Chief  Brown for creating a disturbance;  was assessed $20. and>i costs for  his hilarious outing/ :   ;;  The "Wisconsin Kid" is in  town and expects to pull off a  bout with a Middlesboro lightweight scrapper within a week  or so. The '' Kid " has been in  many a mill, and at one time was  chosen a world's champion lightweight.  Lou Austin, of Lower Nicola,  is very much incensed because,  as he states, he was ordered out  of the court room at the inquest  on Tuesday morning. The room  was rather crowded, and he and  others were standing near the  door listening to the evidence!  Lou declares he was told he was  taking up too much floor space.  He says he wouldn't give a continental if the others had been  ordered out as well as heyand  J^iriks he-was only exercising the  privilege ;of every free citizen in  this country^ -  1  SHOWS  9 TO 10:30.  &l  S  Under direction -of  Professor Shearer.,  Programme  Friday and Saturday-  September 22 and 23.  A Gambol With  Love.  Silent System  and Sheriff's  Sweetheart   =>  By the Light of  Moon.  PRIG!  ADULTS  250  Several new settlers arrived on  Wednesday evening's train from  the Old Country. \ Amongst them  were Leslie Cook, who joins his  relatives who have been here for  some time, and Mrs; J. Bevis  with four children, who joins her  husband at Middlesboro.  W. K. Hyslbp, late.of. Phoenix  and Vancouver, arrived here this  week to accept a position at Armstrong's departmental stores,,in  the dry goods departmenty Mr.;  Hyslop is credited^ by the coast  papers with being an expert in  his line. He is a hail fellow well  met and should find no difficulty  in enumerating upon his .list ,of;  friends a goodly numbe*r bj^loca/l  young people an d ci tizens gerier-  allyf':;;:';;-/.:;*'"- ���"   -:~y.777yy   '  An examination* under oath bf  Fred and Archie Raspberry, for  accounting v the administratrix'  share of the estate of the late  E. Raspberry, was held before  Government Agent Rolfe, last  Monday, at Nicola. The Raspberry brothers were represented  by M. L. Grimmett, while Pollard  Grant, of Vancouver, appeared  for plaintiff. The examination,  which was made under an order  from Justice Gregory, of the Supreme Court of B. C, lasted for  oyer two hours,. The final result  has not yet been determined.  The ladies auxiliary have decided; to hold their concert and  movmgjpicture'-showr in aid of  the hospital, on Tuesday evening  hexti'Sept. 26th, in the Sunshine  Theatre. There will be two concerts���the first at7.30 and second  at 9 sharp. ^Admission : Adults  50c, children 25c!' The following  ladies and gentlemen have kindly  consented to assist': :Mrs. RyG.  Stanley Anthony and Mrs.?{G.  Longbotbam, Canford ; Messrs.  G. Longbotham, Broome (Canford), J. P. Boyd, Lewis, Livingstone, Munro. Tickets can^be  obtained from members of *"?the  Auxiliary. Candies will be sold  at the door. ? y  M. L. GRIMMETT, LLBf  Barrister and Solicitor    . i~?7*  ._-       Notary Public   ::     JiA-Plii;  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal?  ���: : : y��-  And Its  Answer  What is the difference between custom tailoring and  Fit-Reform garments? Nothing but imagination and a  higher cost.  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.  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 meth^  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 CLOTHING,  FURNISHINGS, BOOTS AND SHOES.  HARTT and  SLA^ 7  FOR MElt  ".*��� ���.�����*:.���; ;��������' mV hj '.*  Quilchena Avenue  tm  dSSSOKZS THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday; September"-22;  f#*i-  ��>  ,***  We offer you any suit in the store at 20 per cent* off  regular price.    Dbri't overlook this grand offer.  Uv-  ���-���������4  *jr ii i* >  Call and see our stock  o*-v   ���  it IS  it of the  Specials in (every line at greatly reduced! prices.  e fiflff cutting the pric<e on all summer goods> and  you should take advantage of our bargains.  are ag  m  -������I  J< rff PiilDAY,  September 22,  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  ICE ORE Al  Different Flavors.  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 through-"  ��� ..out. J'  Best of Furnishings.  Spacious Rooms.  Excellent accommodation.  Well lighted throughout.  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Special attention   to com-  rmercial trade.  Rates $1.50 per day.  Special Rates by the month  Andrew Hogan  Proprietor.  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP���Repairing of  oil kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by -anything you  _wisli=t.o=sel i=a n<*Lse!I=  anything   you    wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  V, ; ; /  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  for  a good  square  meal/   Best   of  accomodation and comfort  Rale *l.50 per day  -A?;;W-.? McVittie .i;  DOMINION V  PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  Subdivision Work a   Specialty.  Offices with John Hutchison Co.  MERRITT. B. C.  The Children  Write Essays  Upon What They Saw and Did  on Exhibition Day  Miss C. Murray, teacher of  grade III. at the local public  school, conceived a bright and  commendable idea when she had  the pupils in herroom write essays  upon what they saw on exhibition  day, Sept. 7th.  Of course, it will be understood  that each of the essays were  written by young boys and girls  who have just entered the third  reader. Although amusing in a  sense, the four essays which follow are not published by any  means for the purpose of ridicule.  They are published because they  are interesting," and, .'the idea  which prompted Miss Murray to  have them written is certainly  worthy of emulation. It is one  of the best ways to cause children to become observant and a  great impetus to their education  along  the  line   of composition.  Although grammatical errors  occur, naturally, with children so  young, they have done exceedingly well, and a few more trials  like this (with their mistakes  pointed out) would most assuredly  show a vast improvement and  eause them to take a deeper interest in the work, which may be  so useful to them in after life.  The penmanship shown in each  of the essays is surprizingly good,  and deserves great praise for the  youngsters. The raw material is  there and it; only needs encouragement, and practice by the  youngsters, to bring it to a state  of perfection. Here are the  essays : ���  WHAT I SAW AT THE EXHIBITION  I saw Turro Puffer's drawing  and a lot of other drawings too;  I have seen a lot of nice knitted  pieces of cloth. There were two  nice blankets at the exhibition  with all colors on them. ;Lsaw a.  very nice pillo w atfthe exhibition  I saw a lot of cakes and bread.  I saw great big cabbages, and  onions, carrots, potatoes, peas  turnips, beans and two musk-  mellons. I saw a lot of apples at  the exhibition. Some of them  were white, some were red. and  some green color. I saw some  jam at the exhibition. I saw  some, hens, roosters, ducks and  some turkeys yesterday. I saw  a lot of horses yesterday. I saw  some cows and calves yesterday.  I saw som sheep yesterday. I  saw some pigs yesterday. I saw  some games yesterday that.the  menlwere playing. I saw a candy  store=yesterday=at=the exhibition^  I saw a man with cup in his hand  while the other man was driving  the wagon, and the other men  were following them with their  horses around the field, then they  went out. ��� W. K., junior 3rd.  PISHING  On Thursday afternoon at 4  o'clock two of my brothers and I  went about a mile up the Nicola  river fishing. We used Kater  worm for bait. The fish did not  bite good that day. The first  place we fished at was at a bend  in the river were it ran very  quick. We caught a greyling and  two trout there. We waded down  were we could, but were it was  deep we had to go through the  bushes. In on place when we  were going through the bushes  we saw three ant hills. When  we were fishing in one place my  brother caught a greyling sixteen  inches long and it broke his rod.  It was getting dark now so we  thought we would go home.  When we got home it was about  eight o'clock. We got something  to eat as we were pretty hungry.  ���N.'W., class junior 3.  lions and one of the lions bit the  girls hand. And I saw a show  and in the show I saw a statue  turn to life and it turned back to  a statue again. And they could  take her head off. And the third  time it turned into a ladder of  roses and it faded away little by  little. I saw lots of clowns. One  was a big fat one and his face  was painted red and he had a  great big head and a little hat.  When the people would come in  he would run after them till they  came to there seat. I saw lots of  fancy work and big dolls sewing  on mechine. There were lots of  fruit there. And I saw a man  called a deep sea diver, be cause  he went down in water it was  very deep and he brought up  things from the water, and a  man pumped air down to him.  There was a man who swallowed  some nedals and then some thread  and then the nedals came up  threaded, he said that the nedals  were easyer than the thread to  swallow.���P. MacD., junior 3rd.  (This essay was apparently  written by a child who had been  at a circus, or possibly New Westminster exhibition, and who misunderstood the teacher's local  application as to the conditions.)  A STORY ON THE EXHIBITION  The Exhibition is'held on the  7th of Sept. :J At the  Exhibition,  you see all kinds of things such  as cattle,   poltry,    cookry,   pictures, writing, drawing, vegetables, fancy-work, and a  lot more;  things.    These things are put to  see if they can win a prize.    You  cannot put the things  in unless  they are your own  or you made:  them or unless you grow them.5  There was horse  racing.    There  was a tent where you  could by  something to eat and there was a'  store where you could by things-./  The band was there and it sounded yery nice.    We had a ride in  a rig and we had our f otagraphs  taken' and we played hid-and-go-  seek down by the river.    If you  red card on your stuff or else a  blue one. If the horse wone they  would have there tickets tied on  there heads. At night when the  show was closing up and pretty  near all the people had gone, the  people give the children cake and  things that were left over.���  E. H. junior 3rd.  PUBLIC INQUIRIES ACT1  His Honour the Lieutenant-Govenor  in Council has been pleased   to appoint  the   Honorable    Albert    Edward   Mc-  Phillips, K. C; Pre ident 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  Jof the   "Assessment Act, .1903," with  ^respect to its practical bearings on the  financial requii ements of the Province.  The   said   Commissioners   will   hold  their meetings on the dates and at the  places mentioned hereunder, namely:---  Victoria   at  the   Executive   Council  Chamber,   Parliament    Buildings,  Monday and Tuesday, 25th and 261 h  September at 10 a.m.   At the Court  house or the Government. Office   at  the following places:.--  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.y,���..'���  Nelson, Wednesday, 11th October.  :  Rossland, Thursday, 12th October.  Grand Forks, Friday, '..13th October.  Princeton, Saturday,.-14th Oclober. ;  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  /are interested in the matter aforesaid,  and who desire to be heard, will not fail  to be present at the   meetings of   the  Commissioners.  PRICE ELLISON,  Chairman.  Treasury Department,  wone fi-r-s&prize there would be a ���     -I3th-September, mi-  erritt Hot  THE COLDSTREAM ESTATE  VERNON, B.C.  IURSERIES  VERNON, B.C.  have a very fine assortment of  FRUIT TREES  ORNAMENTAL AND SHADE TREES  AND SHRUBS.  BUDDED STOCK A SPECIALTY  All trees offered for sale are grown in our own nurseries on  the ColdstreamfEstate.  General Agent,       V. D. CURRY,       Vernon, B.C.  i  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.  i:  geo. McGruther, Prop!  Merritt, B. C.  Phone 37  P. O. Boz 7  Smith  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS of  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  AH Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt Factories.  TWO YEARS  AGO  Two years ago I went to the  exhibition, and I saw many, beautiful things. I saw the merry-  go-round And the fierce wheel.  And I saw lots of wild Anamils  And some girls playing with wild'  COOPER  General Contractor of Plastering  BRICK, STONE, CEMENT BLOCKS AND  GENERAL CEMENT WORK.  ALL WORK NEATLY AND PROMPTLY EXECUTED  PRESSED CEMENT STEPS, GRAVE STONES,  FENCE POSTS, ETC.  Situated in the heart of the  Tulameen.  One of the richest coal and  mineral sections of British  Columbia.  ~Why~notthe future smelting centre of B. C. ?  Inexhaustahle 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-HoternearIy com--  pleted.  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.  Next Door to Coldwater Hotel  Williamson & Turner  Sole Agents.  COALMONT, B. C.  News Ads Get You Results. Try Them THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  COMMISSION APPOINTED  Victoria,   Sept.21-The Royal  Commission appointed to conduct  a general investigation into taxation problems throughout British Columbia���in accordance with  the promise in this regard made  to the country through the local  parliament at its last session���is  to begin its comprehensive study  of assessment and taxation conditions with sitting here on the  25th and 26th instant, proceeding  thereafter to various population  centers, in each of which witnesses will   be examined and complaints or suggestions heard. The  Commission is composed of Hon.  Price  Ellison,   Minister   of  Finance, chairman; Hon. A. E. Mc-  Phillips, President of the Executive Council; W.   H.  Malkin of  Vancouver, a well known wholesale merchant and progressive  l student of practical economics;  and C. H. Lugrin,  editor of the  "Victoria Colonist."   Its functions are to carefullyjinvestigate  the operations of the Assessment  Act of 1910 and assessment and  taxation matters generally,  reporting the evidence taken with  conclusions and recommendations  to the Government.    A secretary  and stenographer will accompany  the commissioners on their interesting tour, for which the itinerary has been arranged as ��� hereunder: .  Victoria at the Executive Council  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:.--  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.  Rossland, 'Thursday, 12th October.  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.  Friday, September; 22,  1931  CIRCULATION   GROWING  The Pioneer has found it at last,  in spite of Col. Lowry's denials  of its existence. ~A picture postcard arrived here the other day  from Hell. It was somewhat of a  shock to us, as we always considered we had no friends residing  there. It seems a nice looking  place and is situated on the coast  of Norway. Martin Sortomme,  a former resident of Phoenix is  spending his vacatiop there.���  Phoenix Pioneer.  NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that  anyone having an account against  the Nicola Valley Agricultural  and Horticultural Association  must send in same to the secretary on or before October 1st.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Regular  meeting of the  council on Monday evening.  city  Mrs. Wm. Schmock has returned from a three months visit  with friends at coast cities.  Rev. T. Walker, we are glad to  say, continues to make good progress towards recovery from his  severe accident. He gets about  a little every day.  NOTICE  The directors of the Merritt  General Hospital wish remind  all those who have promised subscriptions, and as yet have not  paid in the same, that prompt  action on their part would be  much appreciated by them. The  hospital building is nearing completion and the money is greatly  needed. The honorary treasurer^  A. W. Strickland, receives all  monies.  A. W. Strickland and Wm. Mclntyre spent election day (after  voting) at Canford and vicinity,  where they looked over the possibilities for a grouse and duck  hunting expedition.  The main excitement yesterday, before.6 p.m, was a team  running away on Quilchena  avenue. Little damage was  done.  J. A. Williamson and Mrs.  Williamson of Vancouver are  spending a few days in town.  Mr. Williamson is a member of  the'real estate firm of Williamson  & Turner, sole agents for the  Coalmont townsite. This firm  has an office next door to Cold-  water hotel and where Mr. Williamson may be found at any time  during the next ten day's.  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  Ashcroft, in the County of Yale, for a  license to take and use four cubic feet  of water per second from Summit  Creek, a tributary 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 its mouth, about four  miles East of the Coldwater River, and  is to be used on the pre-emption claim  of Henry Brooks * on the said 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.  SEE TO YOUR VOTE  -.   The attention of all Conservatives who are not on the voters'  list is drawn to the fact that the  new register closes on Monday,  October 2nd.   There are a number of gentlemen in the district  who were  disappointed in   not  being entitled to cast their vote  yesterday   against   Reciprocity,  and it. behoves them to fill up a  declaration form and get it in at  once to the president or secretary  of the Conservative association.  Don't forget that October 2 is the  last day.  Holly  & Owens,  the railway  contractors,   who   had   quite  a  large, contract on   the   Kettle  Valley line, left today for Kamloops.   They have received a contract from the Canadian Northern about six miles out of Kamloops, and are to start work at  once.    This morning eight four  horse teams left Merritt.    The  wagons were heavily loaded with  supplies and equipment used in  their K. V. work.  A.F.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the, second  Tues'dayofeach  month at 8 p.  . m. Sojourney-  ng brothers cordially invited.  M. L. Grimmett,       Fred S." Gay  W. M.    y Secretary:  BANKOF  ANGLICAN CHURCH SERVICES  On Sunday, Sept. 24th, Harvest  Thanksgiving, Services_wilLbe  WE WANT YOU  TO SEE OUR FINISH  By that we don't mean funeral obsequies, but our superior quality of ��>igh-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 rnd grain���  which cannot be secured in  lumber purchased haphazardly from Tom, Eick or  Harry. A look won't cost  you a cent, but may add dollars to the value of your new  home. Come in. We show  you before you buy.  " There's No Place Like Home."  Vancouver Lumber  Co., Ltd.  MERRITT, B. C.  held as follows  Holy Communion : Nicola at 8  a.m., Merritt 11 a.m.  Evensong and sermon : Merritt  3 p. m.; Nicola 8 p. m.  Rev. J. Thompson will officiate  at all services.  Imperfect Kidney Action  Causes Rheumatism  Rheumatism with its kindred ailments  ���lumbago, Wry Neck, Neuralgia, etc.,  seually results from lodgments of uric  add in the joints and muscles.  Now the chief function of the kidneys  is to properly filter this poison from the  blood.  Only when they tall to do this is  Rheumatism probable.  Kidney weakness starts in various  ways. A sudden chill, after perspiring  freely, sometimes settles in the kidneys  ���or an unusual strain may cause it.  Poisons which should be filtered out  of the system are pumped back into the  blood, causing Uric Acid, the real cause  of Rheumatism, Lumbago, Wry Neck,  Neuralgia, etc.  In the early stages Nyal's Stone Root  Compound will stop it.  Will start, your kidneys working properly so that the Uric Acid is reabsorbed  and eliminated.  Away goes your Rheumatism with it.  Perhaps these early warning twines  have passed unheeded, and your Rheumatism has become deep seated.  Muscles all snarled up in knots as it  were.  Then you'll need Nyal's Rheumatic  Cure. \ ��  Ask your own druggist about tbeao  remedies.  Hb opinion is worth whik.  INCORPORATED 1855. 7  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^  =$4T944;777:00~  MERRITT BRANCH I  A. N. B. ROGERS,    - ���    MANAGER  CANADIAN  Western Lines  West or Revelstoke  Provincial  Exhibition  at New  Westminster  Tickets on Sale;  October 1  to 5!  Good  for Return  to  October   10th.  FARES $7.55.  p.  Agent  H. PUPFER  Merritt, B. C.  -'���'.'���- i  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  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