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 Vol. 2, No   30  MERRITT, B.C. SEPTEMBER 8,  1911  Annual Fall Fair  Was Big Success  Entries   in    Every   Department  Showed Great Interest Taken.  That the annual fall fair this  year was a pronounced success  is certainly an assured fact.  The crowd present was large,  and representative of the various  portions of the valley. The  exhibits were in all the various class  es, from vegetation to live stc ck  ; were thoroughly represented and  ���highly appreciated by the people  "present....  Judge Gibson highly praised  the young stallion and brood mare  stock, which, he said, was a credit to sny district inXanada.  Over last year the fruit and  vegetable display showed up to a  much better study of cultivation.  In the general horticultural  section of the booths everything  upon the stands were of the highest order. Vegetable products  were of pronounced quality and  all2 grown in Merritt and surrounding vicinity,  We regret that owing to the  necessity of issuing the News today we are compelled to condense our report this week and  to .hold over some* of the prize  winning contestants until next  week.  President Strickland. Secretary Heslop and the rest of the  various officials of the association  did their work well and.in a most  satisfactory manner to all. In the  opinion of the president the;'fair  this year was���although there  was a good show last year-  much better, and next year will  be better still. He believes���and  with good discernment that each  succeeding year will improve the  quality of the exhibition and  create a greater interest in the  agricultural development of the  valley. ��� .- .  The fine arts and-fancy work  contributed by the ladies of the  valley showed the accomplishments thev possess and the interest they take in the annual fair;  The work would class well with  that shown at any other s ection  of the country and reflects great  credit upon the ladies of Nicola  valley. The number of exhibits to  Jhese departments   greatly   ex^  classes and special prizes.    Next  week the list will be completed:  Division A���Clydesdales.  Best stallion, 3 vrs and over: 1, Nicola  Stock Farm; 2, R. L. Clark ; he, D.  Dodding.  Best mare, 3 yrs and over: 1 and he,  Nicola Stock Farm ; 2, D. Dodding.  Filly, 2 yrs : 1, Douglas Lake Cattle  Company. ,  Yearling Filly: 1, Nicola Stock Farm.  1911 Foal: 1 and 2, Nicola Stock  Farm; he, D. Dodding.  Best pair in harness;" over 15501bs.:  1 and Greaves Cup, Jos. Collett. ���  Heavy Dbauhgt Grade.  Matched pair of draught Horses: 1,  H. S. Cleasby ; 2, Nicola Stock Farm.  Mares with foal at, foot:. 1,R L.  Clark; 2, H. S. Cleasby; he, H. H.  Matthews.  Gelding or filly, 3 to 4 yrs.: 1, Nicola  Stock Farm; 2, D. Dodding.  Gelding or filly, 2 yrs: 1 and he,  H. H. Matthews; 2, Nicola Stock  Farm.  Gelding or filly, 1  Stock Farm; 2, H. H.  1911 Foals : 1, R. L.  Matthews.  Saddle Horses.  Gentlemen   up:   1,   W.   Hunter;  H. H. Matthews. -  Ladies up : 1, Miss Hunter; 2, Miss  Palmer.  year:  1,   Nicola  . Matthews.  Clark ; 2, H. H.  2,  Hackneys.  yrs   and over:  1, Nicola  ceeded the space allotted for  them. This defect in arrangement will be remedied next year.  Mr. H, H. Matthews, vice-  president reiterates the same  views.  Next year, says Secretary  Heslop, he will use his influence  to have larger prizes offered"*} for  sire horses in all classes and also  brood mares.  The parade of all the prize-  winning stock was a rather spectacular and a most interesting  feature after the judging was  over.  The Ladies' Aid of the Methodist Church had refreshment  booths upon the grounds which  were conducted in a first-class  manner, and the hundreds present had their appetites satisfied  with the best the land affords.  It is the opinion of the judges  and local officials that there  should be much greater interest  taken in connection with several  of the departments of competition, but they aver that the progress has been most remarkable  for a fall fair that is only in its  second year of its existence.  The day was fine, the crowd  large and happy, and the exhibition was an assured credit to the  valley. The officers cannot be  be too highly commended upon  the enthusiasm thoy displayed���  and Merritt should be proud, as  well as the rest of thev valley, of  the fall exhibition of 1911.  Following is a list of the judges  and their awards in   the horse  Stallion,  3  Stock Farm.  Roadsters.  Mare or gelding, 3 yrs and over : 1,  Nicola Stock Farm; 2, A. "W. Strickland.  Mare with foal at foot: 1, Nicola  Stock,Farm; 2, A. W. Strickland.  Filly or gelding, 1 year old : A. W.  Strickland; 2, R. M. Woodward.  Best single driver in harness to  vehicle, mare or gelding: 1, R. L.  Clark; 2, R. M. Woodward.  Best pair matched horses, 15.2 or over,  in harness to vehicle : 1, P. Marquett.  Best turn-out, iriare or gelding 15 or  over, to'be shown to a suitable vehicle,  horse 60 per cent, appointments 40 per  cent: 1, R. L.-Clark; 2, Wm. Brant;  he, D. Dodding.  Ponies.  Ponies, ridden or driven, 14.2 : 1, G.  B. Armstrong.; 2, A. Jackson.  Standard Bred.  Standard bred mare, 3 years and over:  1, A. E. Collett.  ��� Special Prizes.  The Nicola Valley Meat Market Silver  Cup for the best collection of vegetables  grown by one person within a radius of  one and a half miles of their place of  business was won by J. W. Ellis,     y  The Heslop goldlmedal for brood  mare, four years old, in heavy draught  grade classeB was won by R. Clark.  The Winny Estate prizes for foals  sired by the hackney stallion Gold  Galore were awarded ':���For filly foals:  Nicola Stock Farm. For colts : 1, Nic-  cola Stock Farm ; 2, R. L. Clark; 3,  A. W. Strickland.  ?==-The=Jf=Glapperton prize of=$10-for the  persons. Both prizes were taken yb  H. G. Harrison.  The Eastwood, Jackson and Cleasby  prize of $10 and $5 for best display of  ladies' -fancy work were awarded to  Mrs. Forsythe firsthand Mrs. Duncan  second.  Calgary Milling Co. 's prize of a barrel  of flour for the best loaf of bread made  from Seal of Alberta flour was secured  by Mrs. A. McGoran.  The Nicola Valley News prizes for  the best essays on " Farming and Agricultural possibilities of the Nicola Valley" were made in'two classes. The  first prize for persons 17 years and over  went.to Mrs. A. Sutcliffe, of Canford,"  whist Miss McGoran secured first prize  for those under 16 years. Both of the  p.ize-winning essays will, be published  in our columns next week.  Election News  of the  Province  JUDGES:  Vegetables and Fruit: Mr. Winslow and  E.E.Wilkinson, Beaver Ranch  Field Produce : Mr.'A. Gordon, Merritt.  Domestic Science: Mrs. Grimmett, of  Merritt, and Mrs. A. Carrington, of  Nicola.  Fancy Work : Mrs. Wilkinson,  Beaver  ' Ranch, and Mrs. W. Brant, Nicola.  Fine Arts : Dr. Stewart.  Horses, Cattle,  Sheep and Swine: W.  W. Gibson, assisted by P. Hartney.  Poultry : W. M. Coats.  Fire Precautions  Looked After  best foal in the show was won by Nicola  Stock Farm.  The Nicola Valley Clydesdale Horse  Association prizes for stock sired by  Rose ' Emperor were awarded : ��� For  colts: 1, D. Dodding; 2, H. Matthews.  For fillies : 1, Nicola Stock Farm; 2,  J. Blackwell. For best group, two-  year-old, yearling and foal: 1, Nicola  Stock Farm ; 2, H' H. Matthews.  Tho J. B. Greaves Cup for best heavy  draught team in harness, 14501bs. and  over was won by Jos. Collett.  The G. B. Armstrong cup for best  turnout, mare or gelding, 15 hands or  over, was won by R. L. Clark.  A. W. Strickland's two prizes of $5  and $2.50 for best roadster foal on exhibition were won by Nicola Stock  Farm.  R. M. Woodward's prizes of $5 and  $2.50 for best collection of fruits and  jellies and sealers went to S. J. Woodward.  E. E. Wilkinson's, Beaver Ranch,  two prizes of $5 each were awarded :���  For best 15 apples of any variety grown  in Nicola Valley, to R. M. Woodward,  Lower Nicola; for the best 50 lbs. of  potatoes grown in Nicola Valley, to  J. W. Ellis.  The Armitage Cup for best dairy'cow  of any breed was won by S. Kirby.    )  The Bothrone Cup for best collection  of fruit grown within a radius of 20  miles of Lower Nicola was won. by J.  Manning.  The prizes $50 and $25 offered by the  Directors of the Association required  three or more competitors or no first  prize. There being only one entered,  Mrs. Smith, of Spence's Bridge, receiving the second prize.  The J. H. Collett prize for log-chopping contest was won by I. Conklin.  The W. E. Uuncan prizes of $10 and  $5 for   best dinne -table laid for  four  District Fire Wardens Earnestly  Engaged in Their 'Duties  The fire wardens in this section  of the province are taking every  precaution for the prevention of  forest conflagrations, and the attention to their duties and the  results of their efforts have done  much for the protection of our  forest timbers during the past  summer.  Everyone is conversant with  what damage was done during  past years in almost every por  tion of British Columbia; so it  must be with great satisfaction  that we look upon the much-  lessened depletion of our valuable  forest growths this year.  Duncan Macphail, fire warden  for the Aspen Grove district, and  J. F. P. Nash, warden for the  Douglas Lake district^ were in  town the fore part of the week  (on leave from the Vernon central district officer). Mr. Macr  phail has issued five permits for  the setting out of fires in his  section. These permits are only  good for five days. This point  must be strictly borne in mind  by^the^recipientsr^Without^the  required authorization, anyone  setting out fires will be compelled  (besides the regular penalty that  may be enforced )0 to defray the  whole expense incurred through  damage to other property which  may result.  Warden Nash has also looked  carefully after his district, and  not a fire has taken place there  since his appointment. Everything in the Douglas Lake district is in fine shape, and this is  largely due to the vigilence of  ! the officer who rides the ranges  there.  Conservatives Confident of Complete Victory.  Victoria B. C, Aug.���Latest  advices from the Kooteney  electoral district are indicative  that the Socialists there have  reconsidered their first announced intention to place in  the field a party candidate,  and that the contest in ; the  district will therefore be run  on straight established party  lines, with Mr. A.S. Goodeve a  certain winner by;an increased  majority. In Vancouver City the  Socialist candidate is still in the  field in the person of Mr. King-  sley, but it is possible that he too  may be withdrawn before the  date of formal.nomination, there  being an apparent intention of  the party in the Province not to  take an y particular part in the  present contest,^ when representation would have to begeneral in  order to possess any value in advertising Socialist doctrines and  policy. For Victoria a Socialist  candidate is offering wholly as a  result of a clash with the police  as to street meetings. At the present writing the battle lines in  British Columbia would therefore  seem to be complete, the champions selected being as ��� hereunder :  Conservative     Liberal  Comox-Atlin. /.Clements. .Ross'  Nanaimo Shepherd.. Smith'  Victoria Bernard.-.  ^Vancouver._._. .....Stevens..  NewW'stm'ster.Taylor ...  Yale-Cariboo.. .'.Burrill ...  Kootenay Goodeve... King   Socialists..  Victoria ......... .Brown  Vancouver....... 'Kingsley  % Lw*l*h^  .Templeman  . Senkler   .Oliver  .Macdonald  Reports, from all along the line  are of a nature distinctly encouraging to the Conservative leaders. ;Iri Vancouver the organization of ithe party's  campaign  LIBERAL MEETING TONIGHT  Harry Wright is expected in  for tonight's Liberal meeting to  assist C. E. McDonald in his  endeavor to convince the people  of this riding as to the prospects  for a; reciprocal measure in connection with the coming election  on the 21st.  Mr. Wright was formerly a  combatant against the late John  Houston, the famous politician  of the West Kootenays, and was  badly worsted in'the contest.  It is also expected that opposi*  speakers may arrive on the train  this evening.  Large houses have been in attendance at the Sunshine theater  of late and apparently thoroughb  appreciates tho performances.  is spoken of as virtually  perfect, and the prospects of Aid.  Stevens' election bright; In Nanaimo, the elimination of the Socialistic split of the vote into three  pieces, which on the occasion of  the last general election ; greatly  affected the result, makes it a  foregone conclusion that Ralph  Smith will be on the 21st proximo  idismissed'from^the^parliament^  ary representation of the district,  an event the contemplation of  which does not, apparently, occasion him any special distress,  as it is loudly whispered that he  enters the present contest with  the distinct assurance of a waiting senatorship. The latest reports from Nanaimo are briefly to  the effect that Mr. Shepherd's  election is assured, not only  through his own popularity as a  candidate and a man, but also  through the fact that the constituency has long since wholly lost  faith in Mr. Smith. Having climbed to the seat in Parliament as a  free and independent champion  of Labor, it is felt as a grievance  by the Nanaimo workers that so  soon as he felt his parliamentary  position secure, he. forthwith  kicked them from under, as no  longer essential to the scheme of  his ambitions, and became an  open and unqualified professional  party politician the deepest dye.  In Comox-Atlin Mr. Clement is  stated to be winning votes daily;  as the people got larger opportunities of becoming acquainted with the man and his quality  during his extensive tour. .In  Prince Rupert, where there is probably the largest concentrated  vote of the district, the Conservative candidate is known as an  alert and enterprising citizen, a  good alderman and a public.manj  of wide information  tive ability.    Alon  line, too,  it is. the grow  pression  that Mr. Duncan Ross  stands for the G. T. P. company  rather  than   for  the  people  of  Comox-Atlin, and the history of  that railway   as   an   institution  cradled and nursed by the Liberal goverment of Canada in   too  well known to excite any special  commendation of admiration.; Li  New Westminster Mr. John Oliver appears in his  characteristically blunt manner to be  making  the best showing he can, purely  out of dogmatic partisan loyalty,  neither with hope of. success nor  any sincere approval of the party  platform, the distinctive plank in  which he has in fact  dismissed  with a reluctant admission that  he certainly could not see  how  Reciprocity could work any bene-  f it for him, as a Canadian farmer.  In Yale-Cariboo, Dr. Macdonald,  of Vernon, would seem to be another  j us t-for-the-honor-of-running candidate. In Kootenay, Dr  J. H. King once again runs upon  his qualification as a good fellow  and the friend of almost everyone  in his home town of Cranbrook:  His record in the legislature, in  which he was for a short time a  member   and his  party.s whip,  does not show him to be a public  man of the calibre that Mr. Goodr  eve has disclosed during his  Ottawa  career ; and the people of  Kootenay quite realize the fact.  His candidature, like that of Mr.  Oliver and that of Mr. Macdonald,  may be regarded as perfunctory  and.purely. Jo ayer.t .the.necessari:  ly harmful  effect on  the party  chances   were ��� Kootenay,   New  Westminster and Yale-Cariboo to  have been conceded at the outset  as useless, by the non-presentation of   Liberal .representation,  however nominal,  in  the... fight.  Here in Victoria���but why comment upon what .what is so generally   recognised?    .Hon.   Mr.  Templeman is not a new. candidate for local franchises.   He has  been a perennial offering of his  party in this, his home, city,,and  as often as he has offered has  been rejected. Victoria memories  are not surcharged with incidents  of  his    accomplishments   as   a  member and minister alert and  super-active in the promotion of  home interests, and he has pro-  Price 5 Cents  ion to  ar Miners  Nat. Be vis and   J. H. McMillan  Given Farewell Reception  On the eve of their departure  for Nanaimo, J. H. McMillan,  acting assistant superintendent  at the mines of the Nicola Valloy  Coal and .Coke Company for the  past few months, and Nat. Bevis,  for some time overman at No. 4  mine, were entertained by- their  m?iny friends at a banquet in the  Middlesboro Clubhouse.  A feature of the evening was  the presentation to each of the  departing guests of a case of  pipes and a travelling toilet, subscribed for amongst the' miners  and others with whom 'they  Worked. The presentations were  made by the club president, Chief  engineer McKenzie, in afewwell  chosen words. Both recipients  responded, and expressed their  appreciation of the interest displayed by their many friends and  their regret at leaving the camp.  Mr. Bevis, who is a popular  and prominent Freemason, was  also presented by a number of  his Masonic brethren with a gold  ring, emblematic of the Order.  Vocal and instrumental music  liberally interspersed the complimentary* speeches, and everyone enjoyed a rollicking-farewell  gathering.     -     '��� ' ��� -"        ���--' - "-���  At the Grand Hotel, oh-Friday  evening; another farewell party  was given in honor of Messrs.  McMillan and Bevis; whichofur-  ther shbwe~d their~popularity. r '.,  Music and dancing prevailed  until the wee sma' hours and all  were happy. Mrs. Hoggan proved an excellent vocalist', whilst  Mrs: Wade played . the piano  selections extremely well, v  Many and enthusiastic were  ".God speed " and "Good Luck "  wishes to the departing guests.  HAY HARVEST GOOD  bably even already considered  some other back door, such as a  Senate appointment or an undefended Comox-Atlin, to give him  access again to public life.  WEDDED   AT   VANCOUVER  C. List and bride (nee Miss C.  McLean) returned last Monday  evening from Vancouver, where  they were wedded.  Mr List, who is a fireman on the  Kettle Valley railway line, has  acquired some property on the  Diamond Vale townsite, where  the newly married couple have  taken up their residence.  Saving Diamonds in Tulameen  On the subject of diamonds in  the Tulmeen district Mr. Camsell,  who was the discoverer, says he  still has hopes that a means will  be found of saving them. Hitherto, when released from the pressure of the rock in which they  are imbedded, they have crumbled. Prof. Johnson, mineralogist of the department at Ottawa,  has saved a few small ones by  the simple device of: enclosing  them at once in a raw potato till  the crystals adjust themselves to  a gentler pressure. Mr. Camsell  believes that wherever in British  Columbia rock similar to that in  the Tulmeen occurs,- diamonds  will be found, but he is still doubtful of their ever being pofitably  saved for commerce.  Indian summer weather is now  on, and the ancient, mythical god  Pluvius has dealt kindly with the  ranchers of the Nicola Valley by  dispensing rather liberally the  blessed showers which are such a  great boon to vegetation.  Great crops of hay are recorded  fromraii=p^tsofnhe^vaiieyT7This-  means that even though a severe  winter sets in, the cattle of the  ranges will have an abundance  of fodder. \  The hay harvest has been the  best in years, and on the Triangle  Ranch alone over 700 tons have  been stooked. On the property  of the Douglas Lake Cattle Co.  the harvesting is not yet completed, but a bountiful crop is  reported.  Grain of every description is  reported in an excellent condition  of healthy growth, and the agricultural outlook for this year is  fine in every section of the district.  CHINAMAN HEAVILY FINED;  There seems to be a premeditated purpose, in Indiansrtaking  on Anglo Saxon names; for the  reason that they may obtain their  boose more freely.  Kwong Shem Yen, a Chinaman,  (better kaown as Sing locally),  was up before the magistrate last  Saturday jnorn ing for supplying  liquor to one Johnie Boston and  oneHarry Jones, Indians. Th^re  were two separate charges and in  esrh case Kowrig was fined $50  and costs. He paid in full.  Each of the Indians were fined  $5 and costs upon the charge of  having intoxicants in their possession. ' THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday. Septem ber 8,  1911  a ok  Established 1817. Head Office:    Montreal  Capital (all paid up) - - $14,400,000.00  Cash and Undivided Profits - $12,961,789.11  Total Assets      -       -   '"-       -..  $240,000,000.00  Savings Bank Department  "\   '   (Interest alloweii'at current rates.) '��� ���  A   GENERAL   BANKING   BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  Branches in  the  Nicola Valley  MERRITT: NICOLA:  A. W. STRICKLAND. Manager. J. F. 8. GILLUM, Acting Sub-Agent  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year        advance  Six months $1.00  J. W. ELLIS  Manager  0��c dollar per inch per ino'ntn f.r regular advertising. Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising 10 words for 25 cents;  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract advertising.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PO. Box 20 Merritt.B.C  Phone 25.  ANNEXATION  v��.  RECIPROCITY  The Chicago Democrat, published by William E. Furlong,  and which has the old motto  quotation "A Pillar to Justice,  a Terror to Wrong," publishes  the following absurdity in connection with the reciprocity controversy :���  '' It is to be hoped that Reciprocity will not be defeated in the  coming .elections in -Canada,  where it is now the main political  issue. That this large-minded  measure may be vetoed by the  popular vote of the Canadian  people it is impossible to believe.  The result of the elections will  be watched for as eagerly in this  country as they will be in Canada.  y So far-seeing and statesmanlike a measure has seldom been  conceived by American statesmen  or invested with the sanction of  law by the American Congress.  The mere commercial aspect of  reciprocity should be, and is, a  minor : consideration. Higher  than this is the* drawing closer  together politically of the : two  countries which will be the result  of. triumph for reciprocity.  Mostof our contemporaries in  the press ate publishing editorials  in, which it is repeated again and  again that a,political union of  Canada and the United Statesjs  notthe^uiteTior^b'jeW^fTecipro^  city. These editorials are written  no doubt for Canadian consumption, but we do not believe the  thinking portion of the Canadian  public can have such a deep-  rooted objection to the annexation  of Canada to the United States,  an object the accomplishment of  which must be the governing  motive of this country in its attitude toward its northern neighbour.  We see no reason for the  hypocrisy and dissimulation  which form a keynote of the expressed opinions of many of our  newspapers on. the reciprocity  issue. Reciprocity is desirable  mainly because it will be a splendid landmark in the progress of  the American continent.  The sooner Canada becomes a  part of the United States, the  better off its people will be. The  natural progress of this country  points plainly to our destiny���  One continent; one country, one  flag.  At the present time the great  plains of western Canada are very  thinly inhabited. Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan j Assiniboia,  all have millions of acres of rich  and fertile land, which in the  course of time will be densely  populated. While this territory  remains a part of the Dominion  the progress of western Canada  must be slow and laborious. Were  it part of the United States its  growth, would be the marvel of  the world. Lordly commonwealths, part of the great American Union, would ris". and flourish.  Magnificent cities would spring  up, where now are nothing but  isolated hamlets.  Every thoughtful and patriotic  American hopes for a favorable  verdict on reciprocity by the  Canadian electorate."  y The "Pillar of Justice" argument in the above quotation  (which has also been reprinted  in the Victoria Colonist) does not  seem to accredit the people of  Canada with a sense of their  realization of the value of  sources which our children and  our children's children shall wish  in store. George HI. was trying  to sit upon the British throne,  when Louis XVI. was sowing in  profligacy the wild seeds of the  French Revolution. Let not a  Canadian parliament sow the  seeds of annexation by being a  big fool to a bigger nation���  numerically speaking. "  own  their conservation of natural re-  erritt  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the belt.  ! 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.  BRITISH COLUMBIA HORSE  Squadron Orders, No. 18 :���  Merritt, September 8, 1911  INSPECTION.  The officer commanding will  inspect the squadron on Sunday,  October 1,1911. Fall in, mounted,  2 o'clock p.m., at Hyland's Hall,  Merritt. Dismounted men will  fall in on left of mounted men.  Dress : f ull marching order.  The surplus squadron stores,  arms and equipment will be inspected at 3 p. m. same day.  Acting-Quartermaster Lieut. R.  Campbell will govern himself  accordingly.  This parade is compulsory for  all ranks, and no leave of absence  will be granted.  Charles Flick, Major,  O. C. "D," B. C. H.  Note.���Concerning the inspection on October 1st, the following  extract from the Militia Act is  published for information :���  Chap. 41, Sec. 70���  Every member of the Militia . . . .  shall attend at such time and place as  is required by the officer commanding  him, with any arms, accoutrements,  ammunition and equipment he has received, and with such provisions as such  officer directs.  Chap. 41, Sec. 122-  Every officer and man of the Militia  who disobeys any lawful order of his  superior officer "-.. ,.:.. . shall incur:'a  penalty, if an officer of twenty-five  dollars and if a man ten dollars for  each offence.   . ..-.-���������.X.y..  Sec. 130-2- , . :  In default of immedi_ate; payment^on  conviction the convicting Justice Mil-  commit the person so convicted to the  common jail not exceeding forty days.  MILITIA NOTES  Colonel Wadmore, District Officer Commanding, was in Merritt  on the 29th ult., to inspect the  militia stores, and; check "Dj"  squadron's arms and equipment  ledgers. Subsequently, Colonel  Wadmore, accompanied by Major  Flick, made a short tour of the  country around the town, with a  view to locating a central site for  a rifle range. Various sites were  turned down owing to the proximity of roads and trails ; finally  Colonel Wadmore decided to instruct Major Lindsay to visit and  estaurant  Voght Street,   Merritt.  The place where you get just what  you   want,   and just   the   way   you  want it, at any time you want it.  Have you tried the Star Yet ?  STEEL & FALCONER  Proprietors.  report upon a site upon the Indian  Reserve. The site in question is  immediately above the Coutlee  1 Hotel, so that good communications by road rail are already  established.  Colonel Wadmore expressed to  Major Flick his pleasure at the  manner in which "D " squadron  carried out their military duties  at the recent militia camp.  The colonel inspected two or  three sites in the city suitable for  an armoury, but would not express an opinion as to when the  armoury would be built. He intimated that a more suitable  training ground would be selected  for next year's militia camp, also  that it was possible that the Vancouver regiments would attend  the camp of 1912.  Two squadrons of B. C. Horse  are to be formed at Cranbrook  Hand Grand Forks, while the  12nd Regiment of B. C. Horse wil  be organized in the Kamloops  and- Nicola districts, the Okari-.  agan territory being reserved to  the 1st Regiment.  Major Flick represented to  Colonel Wadmore that several  competent n.-c.o's were appar-S-  ently passed over when the milij-  tary certificates of qualification  were awarded. Major Flick was  instructed to write the examining  officer at the recent school of  instruction for information.  Colonel   Wadmore   expressed  himself as highly debghted with  the Nicola Valley.^and said that  he was of opinion: that the commercial opportunities of the valley were more varied and more  prosperous than any valley with  which he was acquainted in B. C.  All ranks of the local militia  will regret to learn that Colonel  Wadmore may retire shortly, in  which event Military District No.  11 will lose the most popular and  energetic D. O. C. of recent years.  LOST  ..      .   .       - y  A week ago, Gold Peapod Brooch  set with brilliants. Valued more  as keepsake than intrinsically. ���  Return to News Office and be  rewarded.  FOR SALE  Nice Saddle and Driving Horse ;  Gentle; suitable for a Lady. ���  Inquire, Brunswick Pool Room,  Merritt.  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 best  ���: results should be of proper  color and grain, according to  , the uses to whichitis applied.  Our finish is manufactured  at our own plant with due  regard to first-class milling  and drying, and we are anxious to show it to you and  point out its advantages-  natural color and grain���  which cannot be secured in  lumber purchased haphazardly from Tom, Eick or  Harry. A look won't cost  you a cent, but may add dollars to the value of your new  ... home. . Come in.. We show  ''- you before you buy.  "There's No Face Like Home."  Vancouver Lumber  Co., Ltd.  MERRITT, B. C.  PUBLIC   NOTICE  Messrs. Manson & Dryborough,  of Merritt, have been appointed  Scavengers for the City of Merritt, and no other, person or persons are authorized or licensed  to be Scavenger.  The prices fixed for. Scavenger  work by the Public Health Bylaw^  -19Hyare=as=followsy  (a) Raking or clearing up a city  lot 30c per hour.  (b) Cleaning chimneys 50c each.  (c) Emptying cans or other receptacles 25c each.  (d) Emptying dwelling - house  closets 50c per closet when not  containg more than two receptacles.  (e) Emptying hotel or boarding  house closets, when the average number of guests is 10 or  less 50c per closet, and 25c additional for every additional  five guests.  H. PRIEST,  -31 City Clerk.  Victoria Rooms  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...  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNEI<  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  SEE OUR NEW LINE  OF  ELGIN WATCHES  RAILROAD GRADES  A SPECIALTY  SEE   THE  O; K. T  FOR LIVERY, EXPRESS & DRAY WORK  WE CAN MOVE  YOUR  PIANO,   HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE OR  YOUR   HOUSE. CONTRACT WORK A SPECIALTY  WOOD FOR SALE  .    EO.   R I CHE S'    OL D    STAN D  COUTLIE AVENUE        -       -'���"'     REAR DIAMOND VALE   STORE  Nicola Valley  -Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  Manufacturers ofc  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  i   .it-  Fresh  Fish  always  on  hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  MERRITT, B. C.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  =ALLr=WORK-=GuARANTEED==FIRST-CrASSr  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to   handle  any  kind   of  Building  Construction   Work  em  DEALERS IN  L mber, Lath, Shingles, Lime,  ement and all kinds building  material.  Lumber Yard and Offices: ,  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  OLDWATER  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH REST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. McIntyre, prop.  MERRITT, B.C. Friday.' September 8, 1931  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  "Gemmill & Rankine Have II"'  Webb's and Lowney's  We are specialists in high grade confectionery.  As a result of such specializing we have gotten  together the nicest stock of goods ever shown  here. The stock is fresh, well chosen, and is  kept clean.    The price will suit your pocket.  Gemmill & Rankine  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  . T. M. Stork, of Toronto,.Ont.,  was a visitor to F. A. Reid last  week.  Mrs. J. Rhodes, of Nicola,  spent last Friday visiting friends  in this city.  Geo. Luqas, of Bruce County,  Ont., arrived in Merritt Monday  evening. He intends to settle in  the valley if he can find a suitable  ranching location.  Best Electric Massage always  on tap at Brown & Durham's  barber shop. 25tf  . J. Cuthbertson was in from  his ranch in the Courtney Lake  country a couple of days this  week. He reports crops in fine  condition.  Wm. Henderson, ot Vancouver,  arrived in town last week, and  has proceeded out to the Otter  Valley country in search of a suitable ranch.  Thos. Schmitz, the popular  wine clerk at the City Hotel, expects shortly to make a trip away  back to Bruce country on a visit  to his parents and friends.  Ed. Stone, one of the best  known "pine-cats" in the interior of British Columbia, left  last week for Princeton, near  which place he has received a  timber contract.  Several very enjoyable musical  recitals have been given to small  parties in the drawing-room of  the Grand Hotel during the past  couple of weeks. Both instrumental and vocal music was indulged in.  Frank Jackson, of the Triangle  Ranch, and Stanley Kirby, mine  host of the Nicola Hotel, has been  taking in the Vancouver exhibition and spent a day or two visiting old acquaintances and bathing among the swells of English  bay. 77.7i"77   ��� a :���:������  R. Z. Chandler was in the city  last week and part of this. He  is the noted land locator and prospector, with headquarters at  Vancouver. Mr. Chandler has  taken to the hills again and will  be away about a fortnight.  S. Thornton, father of Mrs. A.  J. Coutlee, who has been in Merritt for several months, left on  Tuesday morning's train for his  old home at Tacoma. Mr. Thornton will return to Merritt next  spring.  Tne many friends of Rev. T.  Walker will be glad to know that  he is now making good progress  towards convalescence. During  the past week he has been able  leave his bed for a short time  daily. AH wish him a speedy  retu rn to activity.  J. J. Rachon, of Chilliwack  has a visitor to this interior metropolis on Thursday last and remained for several days. He has  serious designs of investing a  portion of his loose change in  Nicola Valley.  . Mrs. Lewis Anderson left on  Tuesday last week for Colorado,  where she will visit friends for a  few months. She arrived in  Denver on Saturday afternoon;  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith left  on Friday last for Vancouver,  and will probably go on to the  Island. Mr. Smith has been the  lessee of the Middlesborp boarding house, for the' past eight  months or so. He intends engaging in business at some coast  point.  E. Tungo came in on Thursday  of last week, and left for Penticton on the Saturday following.  His partner, Mr. Macdonald, was  here also. Messrs. Tungo &  Macdonald recently completed a  contract at the Merritt end of the  Kettle Valley railway and expect  to secure one from the Penticton  end of the line.  Last Saturday was ''Tag Day"  in the interests of sweet charity  and the good cause of the new  Orphans' Home, which is to be  established at the coast. Nearly  everyone was "tagged" and the  children who took such an interest in the cause sold about 200'of  the wee banners. The various  business houses also did a flourishing trade in the tag line.  While on a fishing trip this  week, Mrs. Sidney Mearon had  the ill-fortune to lose a purse  containing some $12 in cash. She  left the purse upon the bank  under the shady side of a tree  and it is supposed that some  "shady" person was in the  vicinity and took possession of  the valuables. A reward is being  offered for his apprehension.  , July 26th. ; X^':  Mr. Burriham is.quite satisfied  with the outlook here, and intends to remain in the Nicola  country,,? rqm,no.w,on., '���;,,.,. .���;,,..  A   SAD   TRIP  H. E. Burnham, who arrived  here last summer from Tacoma,  has purchased a large ranch for  himself and sons up the Cold-  water, in -Voght valley district,  He returned from Tacoma* last  week. He was called away last  December owing to ,the.'serious  illness of his wife. Mi s. Burnham  endured a long and painful illness, but finally  succumbed on  ANGLICAN   HOSPITAL  Good progess is being made  with the new Church of England  Mission Hospital at Shulus Indian reservation, y    s    ,   ;y   I  The contractyjvas awarded f^p;  Alfred Goodisson/ an^.thje^-^worfc  so far is decidedly satisfactory.  It is expected that the- new  structure will. be|'Completed in  much: lessy^anythe^  contract!tim^yf^''. jp&y'  The j>^gli^nJ^urc||:workers  are to be^cpngratulated-upon their  enterprise in connection with  their self-sacrificing work among  the Indians of Shulus reservation.  BASEBALL ITEM     yfg  7i ^Vith;the appJDpachi ng closie|pf  the baseball season in the Northwestern league circuit, it looks  as - though-: Vajicpuy,er has | the  pennant cinched. Spokane, next  week, will be greatly; surprispd  when it; sees Tacoma, Wash.; |��  CHURCH NOTICES  ANGLICAN 'CHURCH  &������  r On Sunday, Sept. 10, services  "will be held at Nicola, 11 a.m.f and,  ;8 p.m.; -in the St. Michael's J|ar'-;  'ish Hall at 3 p. m. The Rey||J.';  Thompson will officiate^       f|��  :  V::;;'CATHbLic;'church y ||| y  ^n Sunday, Sept. 10th, atjlO  a. m., Mass, with first Com minion ;.of: the children ; - at 2 p5"rig.,  Catechism.and Holy Bible ; "at!7  p. m, Benediction and Rosary,��  ; v     Rev.,Jas. Wagner, 6.Mil.  In addition  to  a  w��eU-asspirted  stock  of Suits  and   \i  Overcoats, We have just received a large range  of   ;  samples, arid "iidw is the time to place ybiir order for  YOUR FALL SUIT.  The Fit-Reform Tailoring Corps is an organization  of experts who have set a standard of workmanship  that has no duplicate in Canada.    This is one great reason why men who always >yent to the custom  now wearing "Fit-Rfeform" hand-tailored Suits and Overcoats.  EVENTUALLY   YOU  WILL JWEAR  ^RT-REFORM^        3 WHY NOT  tailor are  NOW?  TOOK'S  Four-ply Linen Collar  2 for 25c.  McDonald Block  SPECIALISTS IN ME  FURNISHINGS^ BOOTS AND SHOES  PRESIDENT  SUSPENDERS  50c. pair.  y~       +. #��� *  Quilchena Avenue  \--.v.' ^t"'-k^���. THE NICOLA  VALLEY NEWS  y.  FRitJAr. -.,       /ber 8;? 1911  $<S:  ���*3i.  We offer you any suit in the store at 20 per cent, off  regular price.    Don't overlook this grand offer.  JUST ARRIVED  dren  Call and see our stock before it is too late to get the benefit of the fall range.  Specials in every liiie ]al greatly reaucea prices,  We are cutting the price on all summer goods, and  you should take ^Vantage of our bargains.,  We are agents fo^ Overalls  and Gloves. Thb best Overall made.  GOODS   GROCERIES   BOOTS AND SHOES   LADIES' WEAR   MENS FURNISHINGS Friday; September 8,  1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  The PALACE  BAKERY  Haying added an Ice Cream  Parlor in connection With our  bakery we are now in a position to serve the public daily  with  RE;  Different Flavors.  ALSO  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.  El. DARRAH  Proprietor.  Next door to J. S. Morgan  Quilchena Avenue,     Merritt  Tramped World  Fourteen Years  THE CITY  L  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  PIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP ��� Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  ~wislutoUsell=and-sell-=  anything you wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  "N  VOGHT STREET  J  'Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  for  a good  square meal. . Best  accomodation and comfort  of  Rate * 1.50. per day  A. W. McVittie  POMINION  &   PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  , SiVJivaiai WJrk a   Specialty.  Oflftes wir.h John Hutchison Co.  MERRITT, B. C.  Undaunted  Coura ge   Displayed  by Newsboy Pedestrian  Fourteen years ago Julius Rath,  a newsboy of St. Louis, started  out to walk 500,000 miles. Equipped with a suit of overall material, hat, pairof shoes, and a small  leather pouch, he undertook to  visit every city of importance on  the globe and to return in 18 yrs.  with $1,000 in cash and a dog,and  this without.working or begging,  borrowing or stealing.  He was then a lad of fourteen.  Today as a man of twenty-eight  he walked into the Times office,  and a queerer-looking customer  one could hardly wish to see.  Covered with medals, dressed in  red colored trousers, Khaki jack-  etand a Fillipino hat, with a pack  on his back and adorned with a  formidable arsenal���guns, an axe  and hunting knives, besides sporting sundry other ornaments of unusual character, he presented a  most out-of-the-way spectacle.  He has still four years to complete the half-million miles and  has covered something over 478,-  000 miles to date, being two years  ahead of his schedule. He figures  now that he will not have to worrj  as only 22,00u miles remain to be  covered and he will finish in time  for the Panama exposition, if as  he says, somebody does not kill  him before then. He has already  escaped with his life from situations which deter the average  human being from taking any  further chances.  ' Julius Rath is working under orders from St. Louis and must go  where he is sent, be it to the burning sands of the Sahara or to the  frozen plains of Greenland. Every  lineament of hia countenance,the  swift, steady, though somewhat  slouching gait,of hisrwalk,- and  even ihe slow speech, inherited  from his Teutonic ancestors, tell  of an indomitable courage and an  unswerving purpose to live up to  his contract.  His work is not aimless. Every  day he forwards to the department of education at Washington,  D.C.,  a detailed account of his  travels and impressions* when he  is   in  a   civilized   conntry,   and  when he is beyond the reach of  ordinary means of communication  he faithfully keeps a diary and  sends in a report at the first opportunity.    The information he  furnishes will, on the completion  of his'travels, be compiled into  volumes and, from an educational  standpoint, will be of inestimable  value.  , Rath was selected by the St.  Louis club out of 100 newsboys  for the undertaking whichhehas  so-well-under-way;���fHis_only  method of paying expenses and  accumulating the $1000 required  at the end of the journey is bv  lecturing and selling papers and  photos of himself. He is required  to obtain the signatures of the  prncipal officials of every city he  visits and he has already filled  215 large books in this manner.  In one of his books appears the  signature of Queen Victoria, and  King Ed ward's autograph graces  one of the pages ;  whilst Presidents   McKinley.: Roosevelt are  witnesses of his visits to them.  His fifth dog is now following  him. It is a half wolf and half  husky, a present * from a little  Eskimo boy at Nome, Alaska.^  Rath had worn out 434 pairs of  shoes and is contemplating selling  his present pair.  . While crossing the water he is  compelled to walk twelve hours  every day- around the decks;  carrying his sixty pounds of  paraphernalia. "For this -Jie ds  allowed one-half the distance the  boat covers.  Rath has had hair-sbreadth escapes from v robbers iri^lMexico  and from the lions, ti^fs and  snakes; in European and'Asiatic  climes. He.was captured by  slave dealers in Morocco and held  up rpppated.lv bv red-tape officials  irt Russia and Turkey. \::  Sr>vpn ypars aero, when ho'came  through Canada last, there was a  boundless nrafrie , where now  there *vp f-h riving- t,owns, and h<��  says that ;t"he d^velonment and  the un-biu'lding of th p. western  nart of t,"h's<rnnritrv i��s thp gr^a^esf,  wondpr hp has ser>n in all his  travels.���Victoria Times.  THE  VERNON. B.C.  1DSTREA  NUBSER1  ESTATE  VERNON, B. C.  have a very fine assortment of  FRUIT TREES  ORNAMENTAL AND SHADE TREES  AND SHRUBS.  BUD0E0 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.  Phone 37  P. O. Boz 7  Clarke  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  AH Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt Factories.  WM. COOPER  General Contractor of Plastering  BRICK, STONE, CEMENT BLOCKS AND  GENERAL CEMENT WORK.  ALL WORK NEATLY AND PROMPTLY EXECUTED  -JSv-.  PRE88ED CEMENT STEPS, GRAVE STONES,  FENCE POSTS, ETC.  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  A Gurney-Oxford is as  prompt as young Appetites  ���RHEyOXTORl  &*m.  "'���'. There is no delay; the children never hove to watt for meals when  you have a Gurney-Oxford in the kitchen. With this range dinner is on  the dot. Your fire is absolutely reliable, the heat regulated and controlled by on exclusive device, the wonderful little OXFORD ECONOMIZER. This  patent damper enables you to forget the fire  until the hour to start  dinner.; And the saving of coal will aston- |  ish you; . 20% reduction on your bills is an easy record for this  little regulator. ���"!  r Another advantage is in its splendid oven facilities. No more soggy or  over-done baking. The oven beat is  controlled and ��� guided equally over  front, back and. aides by means of the  DIVIDED  FLUE STRIP.  The Revanible Grata, tho Broiler Top. tho patent  Lilt-iip Hearth aio mora reasons ior owning a Gurney-  Oxford. ��r.d to theao advantages aro added a ehinini  appearance, artiatlo deiiia ao J pcrlsct case of operation.  Yon are invited to coiuo aad ace tills and othcra ot the Gurney line.  Most people, in looking for an investment,  want to place their money where they are  reasonably sure of a good return.  If the investment is to be mad;> in Town  property there are'several things to be considered, viz., the situation of the town ; the  climatic conditions ; transportation facilities,  and primarily the monthly payroll.  When questions are asked regarding  Coalmont, they may all be answered to the  credit of the town. The situation and climatic  conditions are ideal. We all know that so far  as climate is concerned, "Similkameen Valley"  is a name to conjure with. The; main line of  the V. V. & E. Railway runs through the  town on its way to Vancouver. Tracklaying  from Princeton is in full swing.  And what about the payroll ?  The Columbia Coal & Coke Co. operating  here have a veritable storehouse of high-grade  bituminous coal, which will be extracted by  the nrst economic methods known to the"  mining world. They are installing immediately a plant.which will handle 2000 tons in  eight hours. Will it not take between 800  and 900 men to handle such an . output ?  Figure out the amount of money which such  a payroll will circulateTmonthly. Remember  also that the size of the townsite is limited,  necessitating a centralization of business.  -Only a few .hundred lots are to be sold and  they are being placed rapidly. Take the  opportunity now of getting in at the beginning;  a few weeks more and the chance may have  slipped by.  "��� Prices range from $175.00 to $550.00.  Quarter cash and balance over .a year and a  half. If you wish to make a reservation send  a deposit. We will make allotments in the  order they are received.      ,   '  Williamson & Turner  COALMONT, B, C.  I  MERRITT MERCANTILE  News Ads Get You Results. Try Them.  The destruction of :the house fly is a public duty.  Almost.every American State" Board of Health is carrying  on a crusade against him. y       x  His filthy origin and habits, and the fact that his body  is generally laden with disease-producing germs, makes him  one of the greatest enemies of the human .race. }  If the housekeepers of Canada.will use. "  . ���; ���  persistently,.this, peril would be tremendously reduced  A. ssxsosa-m-M^iSs  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, Sept e ri 1 (i f,r 1! 3 3  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Thos. Mordy, and family left  Wednesday morning for Nanaimo.  Dan McKay arrived in the city  Wednesday evening after a visit  to his numerous, friends in the  Aspen Grove district and theTul-  ameen country.  J. H. Perkins and son, J. F.  Perkins have completed their  contract with Wm. Cooper for  the painting of the new school,  and have several other contracrs  on hand. Mr. Perkins, senior, is  a well known resident of British  Columbia, and has resided in both  the coast and interior sections for  nearly thirty-five years.  A small blaze occurred in the  Morgan block���the portion occu-  Another new tipple is   being pied  by  the Darragh  bakery-  built at the mines of the Nicola, yesterday afternoon. Fortunately  Valley Coal & Coke Company, at  Middlesboro. Roberts & Shafter  have the contract, 'with John  Buchanan as foreman of the carpentering work.  A new spread of tar is being  placed upon the roof of the C. P.  R. station.  many willing hands were soon  upon the scene and the blaze was  quickly extinguished.  Mr. and Mrs. George Pryde and  f; family, left on Sunday's train for  f Ladysmith, where they intend to  I, make their future home. They  left with the best wishes of their  'X numerous friends accompanying  them.  An enjoyable and largely attended dance was given in Menzies' hall last evening by the  Ladies Auxiliary of the Nicola  Valley hospital, after the fair  festivities were cahcluded.  Dr. and Mrs. Tutill and young  son, Douglas, returned on Tuesday evening's train from their  few monthg' visit to relatives  and friends in Nova Scotia. All  are looking fine after their long  ourney. ..-.�����..-������.  WANTED  ford and Johnson for Boxing Day.  This will be Johnson's last appear  ance in the ring, according to Mcintosh, who is in close touch with  the heavyweight champion.  F. H. Morton arrived in  Wednesday to   inspect   several  ^mining propositions in  the iron  and copper lines. He came in from  Winnipeg,  ������ o������������������ '  A goodly number from Merritt  attended the sports at Quilchena  on Labor Day and all report an  excellent time.  Assistant Shopman, immediately;  town wages $75 per month. References  and   experiences   to   Secretary,  Co-operative Society, Merritt.  O- ������ :  Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Crowder  were -in from Aspen Grove for  fair day. While in town they exchanged greetings with their  numerous friends, and. left for  home yesterday afternoon.  PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH  Rev. J. W. Dobbin B. A. bf  England, will preach at 7.30 p.m.  Snnday School 2.30 p.m. Everybody welcome.  PUBLIC HIGHWAYS.  PRV1NCE 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  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Han vcss3ti iid-  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.  TRUTH WILL OUT  The Syracuse Herald, the leading newspaper of Syracuse/ N. Y.,  discussing the Canadian reciprocity treaty in its issue of August  3 says:  " If.Canada should turn down  that reciprocity now, after Congress has boiled and perspired  through an extra hot summer to  pass it, we have an idea that there  would be some pretty stirring  speeches made in the next Congress favoring the forcible annexation of our northern neighbor,!^  y,^.,,,Vf,-. ��� y;  It is not every American journal which has the hardihood to  point out so conclusively which  way the wind blows but there is  no doubt the same feeling animates'many of the papers of the  United States when dealing with  reciprocity.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola  Merrill  JOHNSON WILL RETIRE  A report from Sydney N. S. W.  says that Jack Johnson will receive about $90,000 for three fights  in Australia this winter and that  after these engagements he will  retire from the ring was the announcement made by Hugh Mcintosh, the Australian fight pro-  moteri=upon=his=arrival=at=Fre^  mantle from England, where he  conducted a number of battles  during the past year.  Mcintosh, who has signed Johnson for several fights in this country, stated that the world's champion would meet Sam Langford.  Sam McVey and Bill Lang in Aus-  nralia this winter. The first  match which the champion has  contracted for in this city will be  with Lang, after which he will  meet McVey and then Langford.  It is the intention to match Lang-  JOE   HOLLER.  OTTO    N1TZE  GO   WITH   THE  BUNCH TO THE  RUNSwicK Pool  . .Choice Tobaccos, Cigars,,Cigarettes, Pipes.  Fruits, Candies: and Soft Drinks.  VOGHT ST.   :       'sunshine theatre MERRITT  Metropolitan:  MEAT MARKET  7    NiC^A; B.C.  The choicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables;  T. HESLOP, Pro,,;  LOCAL TROUT HATCHERY  George Irving's private fish  hatchery is doing exceedingly  well, and the young trout originally placed in the brook are  growing and multiplying in the  finest shape. By no means a fish  crank, Mr. Irvine delights in the  promulgation of the sport and  spares neither time nor expense  in advancing the cause of Izaak  Walton's hobby. Although the  trout hatchery is on the private  grounds of Mr. Irvine, next the  brewery, he is pleased to have  anyone interested inspect the  beautiful brook where the fish  are being nurtured.  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  Nicola, 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, "  PerR. Z. Chandler, Agent.  A.F.&A.M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  th e second  Tuesdayofeach  month at 8 p.  m. Sojdurney-  ng brothers cordially invited.  M. L. Grimmett,      Fred S. Gay 7 X  W. M. Secretary.  BANKOF  100  INCORPORATED 1855. ":  ...... i  Quebec and  Branches in Ontario,  The West. ���      ���':;  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT  IDLE MONEY may be deposited until  required.   " j  INTEREST paid on all balances twice  a year."  Every description of Banking Business  transacted.   ���'  CAPITAL   -���������.'-   $4.000.000.00     j  A.  RESERVE   -   .������ $4,944,777.00    ,  MERRITT BRANCH  N. B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER.  CANADIAN  Western Lines  ������a I a Krai  West of Revelstoke  SPECIAL LOW RATES  ��� TO THE ���  EXHIBITIONS  ���AT���  Vancouver  Aug. 25 to Sept. 4, 191 I  ���AND ���  Victoria  Sept. 5 to Sept. 9, 191 I  GOING DATES:  Vancouver   -  Aug. 26 to Sept. 2 \-  Victoria   -   -   Aug. 26 to Sept. 5 ;  ROUND TRIP FARE, $9.95     '\  FINAL RETURN LIMITS: j  Vancouver -...., - - .. Sept. 8 .;  Victoria      -     -      -   "Sept. .14 i  p. H.a.purrER'  Agent - Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  PasBenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  Who is Looking for  The Hat With Style  And Quality Will  Find It Here.  Drop in and Let Us  Fit You.  Hat  These hats are worn by' Ihe men  v. ho demand high-grade quality,  beauty of finish, and standard  styles.    All  The  Latest Styles  are here  V !  Imvo a complete !>-c (f ilcT.tol  son S. fi ai .: D, i K   Hits.  We have just received a large assortment of Latest Styles.  Roomy  and  Comfortable  H BK  Serviceable.  Easy to  Work In.  THE BEST SHIRT  MADE FOR THE W0RKINGMAN  The  H. B. K. Big Shirt is  positively  the  best  workingman's shirt in Canada today.  Extremely large body and long sleeves.  Roomy,  Comfortable, Serviceable and Easy to work in.  H. B. K. Buttons are sewn on by hand.  Cannot come off.  H. B. K. Buttonholes are tacked. Cannot break.  H. B. K. Seams are all double stitched and  anchored.     Cannot rip.  Highest Grade Material;  Expert Workmanship.  GARRY A FULL LINE OF GENT'S FURNISHINGS  Everything That You Require.  GENERAL PROVIDERS  New Howse Block  Quilchena Avenue  ....j��.

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