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 ���.-���i'CSSFJVg  |||^  Vol. 2, No  MERRITT, B.C., DECEMBER ��v<��ai  Our  CLOTHING  STOCK  At present 'comprises a choice selection  of the most up-to-  date patterns in  Tweeds, Worsteds  and :Serges, but if  you prefer your Suit  or Overcoat made to  order, our special  Order service offers  you the services of  thecieverest designer and the most expert tailors in the  Dominion.  This service enables you to get  exactly what you  want in style, cut  and fit���and, at t he-  same time,11 choose  your suit or overcoat from the  ported by Fit-Reform from  Ireland.  hundreds of patterns im-  England,    Scotland   and  GOLD WEATHER   FURNISHINGS  Stanfield's Underwear (Red and Blue Label)  Heavy Winter Caps (20 different lines to choose from)  Heavy Rubbers, Overshoes, etc., etc.  (Our  stock   in   these   lines   is   complete)  Heavy   Flannel   Top   Shirts    (large   assortment)  Makinaw and Sheep-lined Coats    -    German Sox, etc.  r.A.REID&CO.  ;..'-..      Specialists in        .- ~-  Men's Clothing, Furnishings, Boots and Shoes.  ALTAR SOCIETY  DANCE SUCCESS  Catholic   Ladies'   Alter   Society's  Bazaar Well Attended  The bazaar and dance given by  the Catholic Ladies' Altar Society in Menzies hall yesterday  afternoon and evening proved a  splendid success, netting, after  all expenses have been deducted  approximately two hundred dollars, which will be expended in  paying off the debt on the church.  The bazaar was held in the hall  during the afternoon and attracted a large crowd. In the evening the dance attracted a crowd  which taxed the hall to capacity.  The dancers came from as far  as Quilchena and Spence's  Bridge, Mr. S. J. Solomon acted as master of ceremonies. The  music, as provided by Messrs  Brown, Smith and Bullen, was  excellent.  Among those present were Mesdames  McDonald, McGoran, Kirby, L. P.  Guichon, Reid, Lobsinger, Grimmett,  Hyland, Harrisson, Austin, Thomas,  Kay, Schmock, Welfare, Graham,  Wade, Bryden' J. Cleasby, A. Collett,  Taylor, Holder, Hudson, Hyndman,  Bresnik, Grimes, Bullen, Fyall, Devonshire, Jones, T. Priest, Cumberland,  Boothroyd, and McKenzie; Misses  McGoran (2), Irvine, Bryden, Marriott,  McNeil, Hyland, Hudson, McKenzie,  Guichon (3), McDonald Bresnik, Mac-  pherson, Steffens, Priest, Smith, Mc-  Keating, Flemming, Sherwood, Gous-  ms, Thompson, Moran, Cleasby, Hord-  ern, Seville and Donegan (2); Messrs  Strang, Perdue, Haywood, Morrisson,  Conklin, McGoran, Lobsinger, Guichon,  Grimmett, Kirby, Solomon, Cleasby,  Priest, Smith (4), Clapperton, Collett,  Flynn, Darknell, Phillips, Wilson, Sutcliffe, Jackson, Simpson, I eitchman,  Quinville, Fyall, Thomas, Donegan,  Graham, Danovich, Brown, Bullen,  Harrisson. Grimes, Hyslop, Stumbles,  Kennedy and G. Gibbs.  DANCE AT MIDDLESBORO  The Middlesboro Club enter-  taiued a large number of their  friends at a dance in their quarters last Saturday evening.   A  6  large number of people went  over from Merritt, and a few  from the lower part of the valley. The music was excellent  and a delightful' supper was  served shortly before midnight.  Among those ypresent were  Mesdames. Kirby, Archibald,  Austin, Gessing McPhail, Graham (2), Reid, Bullen, Myers,  Mclnulty, Wade, McKenzie and  P. Smith; Misses E. Irvine,  Doris and Bertha McGoran, M.  Sherwood, K. McKeating, Brolin,  McKenzie, MacpTierson, Mc-  Crorie, Clark (2), Smith and  Donegan; and Messrs. Sherwood,  Griffiths, Daniels, Bullea, P.  Smith, McPhail, . L. . and E.  Pierce, Graham, Arthur, C. and  J. Mclnulty, Austin, Fairfoul,  Hodgins, Brown, > Simpson, McMillan, Thompson; R. Smith, G.  and W. Sharpe, Kirby, R. Smith,  E. King, J. Ross and Doctors  Gillis and Williams.  Price 5 Cents  ASES  DO YOU LSKE A GOOD  CUP or TEA?  Try  a Pound of one of our  New Brands  BROOK BOND  Half Pound Tin 25c.   Pound Tin 50c.   Three Pound Tin $1.25.  ���-Ridgeway-s Old GouRtpy^F^a���^  Half Pound Tin 25c.   Pound Tin 50c.  Ridcjeway's 5 O'clock Tea  Half Pound Tin 30c. Pound Tin 60c.  for New and Fresh Groceries Come to us.  j  NEW CHIEF OF POLICE  At the regular meeting of the  police commissioners in the city  hall last Tuesday afternoon the  appointment of Alex Strang as  acting chief of the\ police for the  city was confirmed and Mr.  Strang promoted to that position  permanently. There was a large  number of applications before  the commission; but after some  discussion it was j decided that  the policy of prompting members  of the force who' have shown  themselves capable would be an  encouragement to new members  and ensure that efficient men  were chosen. Tom Smith, who  has been for some time upon the  provincial police' force, was  selected as assistant to Chief  Strang.  AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION  President A. W^ Strickland of  the Nicola Valley Agricultural  and Horticultural Association an-;  nounces that the annual meeting  of the Associatic^v. will- be held  in the rooms over* the Bank of  Montreal on Monday, December  11th, at two.o'clock in the afternoon.  Considerable interest attaches  to the meeting this year inasmuch as the show' in 1911 was a  signal success in every respect.  The association is in excellent  financial shape and there is every  prospect that the exhibition of  last year was so far ahead of the  first annual show, will be greatly  surpassed in 1912. A large attendance of members is expected,  and it is possible that there may  be a few changes in the personnel of the officers of the association.  Diamond Vale Collieries Next to be  Taxed to  Capacity  Two trains of coal per diem  was the record for shipments of  black diamonds from the Nicola  valley to the mainline this week.  There was a time when one thi  trainloads going down the Nicola  branch of the C. P. R. would  have represented the capacity of  of all the mines in the valley for  several days. Now trains of a  thousand tons, with some of more  that that, are not an unfamiliar  sight on the railroad. The fact  of the matter is that the demand  for coal in other sections of the  province is expanding to suclran  extent that local collieries are  unable to keep pace with it.  Only within the last few weeks  have the Nicola Valley Coal and  Coke Company increased tneir  handling and mining facilities to  such an extent as to enable them  to ship two thousand tons per  diem. To be sure their mines  are not quite ready, but as it is  they are turning out from 1000  to 1100 tons per diem, and  steadily increasing their output  each day.  The Inland Coal and Coke Co.,  under the managership of Joseph  Graham, are expending thousands of dollars in the installation  of a gravity tramwav, from Coal  Hill to the west side of the Middlesboro collieries, to carry their  coal to a spur which is being  constructed along the north side  and parallel to the spur of the  Nicola Valley Coal and Coke Co.  Now the Diamond Vale Collieries have received an order, in  addition to local and mainline  orders, from the Canadian Pacific Railway for their entire output. They: will develop their  properties, which are among the  finest in the valley; as: rapidly as  possible.  Mr. T. J. Smith, president of  the company, arrived in the city  an agreement with the District  Munioipolity of Penticton to  build a railway east and west  through Penticton,  "And Whereas, under the  above mentioned agreement the  Muncipality of Penticton has  paid the Kettle Valley Railway a  heavy bonus for the building of  the said line.  "And Whereas, the Kettle  Valley Railway has agreed to  work continuously and with ah  due despatch to complete the  above mentioned railway,  "And Whereas, a large amount  of capital has been invested in  the town and district in business  enterprises in view of the rapid  completion of the said railway,  "And Whereas, the Kettle  Valley Railway has not thus far-  proceeded with the construction  of the railway through Penticton  within the time, and expeditiously as agreed upon with the  municipality,  "And Whereas, a notice has  appeared in the Penticton Herald to the efiect that the Kettle  River Valley Railway intends to  apply to the Parliament of Can-  oda for an extension of time for  the completion of its lines and  branches under construction,  "And Whereas, the granting  of this extension of time will  mean a heavy loss to the business men and fruit growers of  this" town and district,  "Therefore, be it resolved  That, the Federal government of  Canada and the Provincial Legislature be respectfnlly requested  not to grant to the Kettle River  Valley Railway such extension of  time as they ask for to complete  the building of Its lines and  branches east and west of Penticton."  DELAY REPORT  Victoria, Nov. 30.���A message  from, the registraar.. at. Prince  Rupert to Attorney-general Bowser states that the registry office  was completed destroyed in Mon-  on Thursday evening in connect- dTay'.s fire> but that practically all  ion with this expansion. * HeJ*e.���P^,anTt_?ap*r*\w^n the  states that the orders now on  BRITISH COLUMBIA HORSE  Squadron orders No. 20, by  Major Flick commanding "D"  squadron B. C. H.  Merritt, B. C,  Dec. 1st, 1911.  Physical Drill���Mr. A. Pum-  The cold weather will soon be here and you should buy a nice  SWEATER COAT  See our range of these from $2 up to $10.   Every Garment  guaranteed.  Don't forget to get your  HEATING STOVE  now, so as to be ready for winter.   We carry a splendid  assortment tit low prices.  irey, C. P. R. section foreman,  late of the "Buffs" has kindly  consented to instruct in Physical  Drill.  Anyone not connected with the  local militia is invited to attend  the classes. Classes will commence 7,30 p. m. Thursday, December 7th, and every Thursday  until further notice.  Squad Drill���Every Tuesday  7.30 p. m. until further notice.  Caarles Flick, Major.  O. C.  "D'-' B. C. H.  hand will tax the Diamond Vale  to capacity, and he. has instruct-  vault. Mr. John B. McKilligan,  provincial surveyor of taxes, has  heard   from, the   assessor,  Mr.  ed B. Browitt, local superintend- *trth��� Cuthbert,   that many of  the old assessment records were  Says   Penticton   Board   of  Trade  Acted Under Misunderstanding  J. J. Warren, president of the  Kettle Valley Railway -lines, arrived in-the city Thursday evening from Vancouver. Accompanying him was Mr. E. V. Johnson, government inspector of  railways.  In an interview with the News  this morning Mr. Warren commented upon the action of tho  Penticton board of trade in passing the resolution which is published elsewhere. /'The Kettle  Valley," he said, "is not asking  for an extension of time to construct their mainline from Midway to Merritt at all. We have  our contract let from Penticton  west and intend to connect up  with Merritt as early as possible.  We asked the Penticton city  council for approval of an application to extend the time allowed us to construct branch  lines to Vernon and other points.  The Penticton Herald appears to  have distorted the meaning oif  our application in a rather hasty  conclusion. As far as our agreement with the city of Pentictt.n  are concerned they are absolutely binding upon us, and even  though we wished it we' should  be unable to break our agreement with the city ^without making a great, and I might add,.an  unnecessary sacrifice of time and  money. Even thojigh we were  to try and get an extension of t he  time for building the mainli <���  from Midway to Merritt fr> m  the provincial government we  would still be compelled to construct on account of our agrees  ments with the city of Penticton."  "Then you think that the Pm-  ticton board of trade passed the  resolution forwarded* to^tlfe-lo^al  board as the result of a nns-  udnerstanding of the true meaning of your company's' application?"  "I do," replied Mr. Warren.  President Armstrong has  thought of calling a meeting of  the   local  board  to sustain.the  ent, to proceed as expeditiously  as possible.  With all these preparations being made by the largest companies in the Nicola coal field, it  is evident that the demand for  coal throughout xhe entire province is such that mines in operation today are not able to fully  cope with it. It is probable that  a few weeks more will see two  thousand ton trains a day on this  branch.  K.V.R.R. WANTS  _JULEklEMSlfliH  To Bridge Nicola  During the latter part of last  week the government gang commenced the erection of a new  highway bridge over the Nicola  river, just above the confluence  of the Nicola and Thompson  rivers. The old bridge, which is  to be replaced by the new structure, has been in constant use  ever since 1885.  The News regrets to record  the death of Marion Reid Thornton, wife of John Thornton, for  -norlv ^f this city, who died in  the I��fp-marv. Edinburgh, Oc-  tob r27th, 1911.  Lack of space preventsadepuatedescription of p-epiritions which are being made for the Bachelors' Bull on  Dec. 15th. Next week full details will  be published. '  Boards of Trade of Southern B. C.  May Object.  G. F. Ransome is in receipt of  a communication from the secretary of the Penticton Board of  Trade in which is enclosed a  resolution, passed at the latest  meeting of that board, protesting against the Dominion government granting an extension of  time to the Kettle Valley Railway company to build their lines  in the province. The secretary  of the eastern board asks that  the Merritt Board of Trade cooperate with the Okanagan  Boards jn fighting this extension.  The next regular, meeting of the  local board of trade will be held,  on December 7th in the board  offices and a large attendance of  members is expected in view of  this contingency.  Following is the resolution of  the Penticton Board of Trade:  "At a large and influential  meeting of the Penticton Board  of Trade, held on the 21st of  November, 1911, ��� the following  resolution was proposed, seconded and carried unanimously:  "That Whereas, the Kettle  , Valley Railway has entered into  destroyed.  The fire started in the steam  heating aparatus in the basement  of the land registry office. By  the time the alarm had been rung  in, and the water turned on, the  flames had secured a good foothold. The fire spread rapidly to  the provincial assessor's office  and the provincial police offiice,  situated in the building, all efforts to get the conflagration  under control proving unavailing.  The building cost $6100. It will  be a total loss, but in addition to  that $5000 in bank notes and  cheques which had been  collect-  but in view of  it is probable.  will  be  drop-  Penticton board,  this   application  that  the  matter  ped.  Messr-. Warren *; and Johnson  left for Penticton this afternoon.  edln a recenftax sale and were  in the assessor's office, were destroyed, and a number of valuable  papers which were loose in the  vault also fell a prey to the  flames.  Haywood and Perdue, who have  the contract for thirty-six miles  of telegraph line for the Kettle  Valley Railway, up the Cold-  water from Merritt to Brooks-  ville, are making excellent progress with their work and expect  to have twenty miles of line completed by the end of the year.  This firm has been engaged in  the installation of the lighting  plant at Middlesboro and will  complete their contract in the  coal city in a few weeks. Mr.  Perdue goes to the coast shortly  to make a bid on the construction  of a telegraph lin* along the  route of the Canadian Northern  Pacific Railway. If they should  secure this contract they will  have a two years'job on their  hands.  Mr, and Mrs. W. E. Green  went down to Vancouver on  Wednesday's train. They spent  the past month visiting friends  in the upper section of the valley.  Manager LePitre is busy installing a  lighting plant in the Sunshine Theatre  and will give  a show tomorrow night.  Fowler & Larson have almost finished  their contract for the new hospital.  ARMOURY SITE  HORSE  J.   C.   Conklin   Donates   Site   ia  This City  Major Charles Flick, officer commanding D. Squadron, B. C. Horse, this  morning~anriounced���that^JT^C.^ConlcHn-  had donated to the Dominion Government Lots 17 and 18 in Block J on Mammette avenue, to be used as the site for  the seven thousand dollars armoury  which is to be used as a- drill hall for  loca] members of the B. C. Horse.  It will be recalled that some months  ago the Dominion government appropriated seven thousand dollars for a  Class D armoury to be built in Merritt.  The appropriation was made with the  provision that a site be deeded clear to  the government. Gilbert Blair offered  a site across the Coldwater river but  the more central site offered by J. C.  Conklin has been accepted.  The plans of the armoury call for a  building 35 by 55 feet. There is a large  basement under the hall in which provision is made for a rifle range for gallery practicee. The roof of the building,  shingled, is to be stained dark green,  while the sides will be dark brown, with  windows and doors outlined in white.  That this will make a pretty building  is apparent.  Mr. Pomfray, who served for years  in the Indian branch of the Imperial  service, has consented to hold classes  of instruction in physical drill. . It i'b  expected that not only a number of  members of the local militia will take  courses under him, but that parents  also will take advantage of the offer to  have their children instructed if only  for the benefit to be derived from the  setting up exercises. The first class  will be held in Hyland's Hall Thursday  December 5th at 7.30 p. m.  ��� -    ���'     ������   a. .;���  Contractor Pennington will have the  roof on the three storey cold storage  building next week. - i   T&-���     -i���-r3^������ j-  v �����j--i���g>._-7^iiTri ^   j  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, December 1,  1911  Established 1817. Head Office:    Monral  Capital - - -''-'..  $14,877,570.00  Reserve and Undivided Profits       $16,855,185.36  Savings Baiik Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING    BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY  MERRITT ; NICOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open on Tuesday and Fridays only.   Phone 37  P. O. Boz 7  IdLI tit?  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF  All kinds of Chocolates and  ^General Candy.  All Goods Made at Kamloops and MerrittSFactories.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  Six months $1.00  advance  j. w. ELLIS  Manager  One dollar per inch per month f.r regular advertising:. Land and water notices $7.60 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  O. Box 20 Merritt. B.C  Phone 25.  < UNION  LABEL>  The Place to Dine  VOGHT STREET  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Wines and Liquors.  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  of the next best.  JUST ARRIVED!  Nice Assortment of Tobaccos and.Cigars  runswiok Pool  VOGHT ST  OPPOSITE THE ME     RRITT  SUNSHINE    THEATER. 1T41J  JOE   HOLLER   and   OTTO    NITZE, Proprietors.!  erritt  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the beat.  In every department we aim to please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL TRADE A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  GEO. McGRUTHER, Prop.  Merritt, B.C.  NOW IS THE TIME  TO   HAVE  YOUR PAINTING DONE  PAUL A, KERSHNER  PAINTER AND PAPERHANGER  Can do it. to your satisfaction, andhe  GUARANTEES  THE CONSERVATIVE CONVENTION  The B. C.   Conservative  convention held last week in New  Westminster was a very important gathering, more so perhaps  than usual this year.    The delegates numbered upwards of four  hundred and the results of their  deliberations express in a provincial sense the aims of Conservatism as it is understood in  the west.    That these aims are  not only British Columbian but  national in their scope can be  gathered from the many important resolutions which came up  for consideration.     The association has just reason for rejoicing on the occasion of its present  session as its members can certainly lay claim to some of the  credit in this province,   having  returned a solid Conservative representation   to  the   Dominion  house at the present   election.  Perhaps the dominant note struck  ��t these   yearly gatherings for  some time has been the high confidence shown in the leaders of  the party in the Dominion and  Provincial houses.   Premier Mc-  Bride's popularity in perennial  and the notable reception which  he was given Saturday is testimony that he is gaining ground  in the esteem of his followers if  that is possible.   The optimism  which was charactered the sessions is undoubtedly born of the  belief that with the advent of a  new government an era of prosperity, in which British Columbia will bear a large share, has  dawned upon the country as a  whole.  SINGLE-TAX PRINCIPLES  Vancouver's discovery that the  exemption of improvements from  taxation encourages development  and tends to make it less profitable to hold land out of use has  not been without effect, not only  in the cities of other provinces  and the United States, but also  in rural municipalities nearer  home.   The Colinist says:  "Some of the Okanagan municipalities have attempted and  have succeeded in a very interesting experiment. This special  reference is to Kelowna, Sumy  merland and Penticton. In these  municipalities, which are from  7000 to 11,000 acres in area, the  principle of the single tax prevails. The municipalities either  own or are preparing to operate  their own light and water supply. In Summerland the municipality owns the irrigation sys-  In  on the "Co-operation of Parent,  Teacher and Pupil in French Education," at the Montreal Women's Club.  In Germany, Madame Beiler  said, to her it seemed as though  the chief topics of conversation  among the ladies of the middle  and upper classes were the best  methods of making beef tea and  the latest opera; in England, politics, sport and traveling; in  Canada, all these with the addition of the insolvable servant  question. In France every  mother talked of her children,  congratulated each other on their  children's successes at school or  sympathized in their failures.  The mother looked upon the  teacher as her associate, not her  substitute, in the training and  education of her children. Training started at an extremely early age, she said. The baby just  able to lisp was encouraged to  pronounce his words distinctly  and to use the right word in the  right place.  In France the mother gives all  the early lessons, but realizing  the need of emulation and the  discipline of school life, sends  the children early to school, and  in the French schools the object  was to secure a maximum of progress with a minimum of fatigue  for the child, and there began  the mother's most strenuous life.  Home study must be carried on  under adult supervision, and in  most cases this supervision fell  upon the mother's shoulders.  The mother studies with the  children. The discipline of the  schools is very strict, hence the  study must be very carefully and  faithfully dene. Should any difference arise, the mother or father goes directly to the teacher,  thus avoiding all danger of misunderstanding.  It might be argued, Madame  Beiler said, that such a course  might dim the child's sense of  responsibility, but the wise  mother avoided this by removing  co-operation as the child grew  older and proper habits of study  were formed, and later by removing supervision itself.  For those children whose parents were unable, physically or  intellectually, to afford the necessary co-operation in the home  study, there,were preparation  classes after school hours, which  pupils were obliged to attend, the  schools having no sympathy or  "patience with an indolent mother or lazy child." In the case  of girls' schools, the pupils must  be attended to and from school  by the mother or some adult  guardian.  Speaking of the most important factor in this threefold co-operation, the child himself, the  speaker mentioned some of the  factors in his mental development; the atmosphere of literature, history and artistic beauties in which he lived, and from  the constant association with  which he accumulated a vast  amount of general information.  There was also the atmosphere  of strenuous work with which he  was always surrounded; the influence of emulation in the  schools; the punctuality of the  French meal hours, which conduced to good health, good digestion and clear brains.    Owing  NICOLA VALLEY TRAIN SERVICE  North Trains.  717  Passenger daily-  Stations  South Trains  718  Passenger daily  Leave 12.45  Nicola  Arrive  18.35  13.05  Merritt  tt  18.15  ��� ���"      13.12  Coutlee  tt  18.08  13.20  Coyle  a  18.00  13.34  Canford  <��  17.46  14.02  Dot  tt  17.18  14.30  Clapperton    "  16.50  Arrive 15.00  Spences  B. Leave 16.20  A. W. McVittie  DOMINION  &   PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  :aaia"1JiA*ia!g!:W4MS  iristmas  A Large Stock to Select From  Watches,   Clocks,   Jewelery,   Diamonds,   Silverware, Cut  Glass, Solid Gold and Silver Novelties.  We invite you to inspect our stock and compare our prices with  those of mail order houses.  Let us prove to you that we can meet all competition.  Subdivision Work a    Specialty  Offices with John Hutchison Co.  MERRITT, B. C.  A. B. KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  PI XTURE SOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  Finest Pool Room in the Interior.  THE PALACE  POOL ROOM  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  MERRITT, B. C.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL  WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-LASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to   handle any  kind  of  Building Construction  Work  HARRY H.WARD  Real Estate   and Insurance  Representing old board companies such as:  "Sun",    "Norwich Urrici.", '"sii1<l��" s 1 <" nlcn*.  Your Patronage is Solicited.  Office  Conklin Block,  Voght Street, Merritt,  tem.     In-Kelowna,   the   rural  roads are lighted by electricity.  In neither of them is the tax in  excess of 2 per cent.   The levy is  made upon the land without regard to the improvements.    Improvements are  assessed on  a  systematic basis, but no rate is  levied on them.   The law requires real estate and improvements  to be assessed separately.    The  municipalities find   the   assessment of improvements valuable  for  the   maintenance   of   their  credit.   The rate imposed in these  municipalities covers schools, as  well as other public services." ���  World.  Subscribe  for   The News���$2  The editorial writer of the  "Province" is refreshingly in  consequential when he becomes  "logical." Hecondemnes Single  Tax in Vancouver and then denounces the administration which  carried it into effect as "socialis-  .ic." The Single Tax Socialism?   Shades of George!  PARENT, TEACHER,   PUPIL  "Let me hear what you talk  about and I will tell you what  you are," was a French proverb  quoted by Madame Beiler in introducing her interesting paper  W^theTiisagreeabie'winters'ana  lack of interest in sport, less attention has been paid to physical  training in the past than is likely  to be in the future but this had  not seemed to retard physical  development. Montreal meal  hours, with all the children strolling in at different hours from  the different schools at midday,  Madame Beiler considers most  deplorable.  Have Your Horse  Shod at  Cowan's  The Nicola Ave. Blacksmith  (Opposite Bank of Montreal)  Prompt Repairing at Reasonable Prices.  Try Me.  ANDREWS & SMITH, Props.  COMPLETE   STOCK  OF  CIGARS ' TOBACCOS ' CIGARETTES  PIPES  '  CANDIES  '  CIDERS  AND SOFT DRINKS  Cor. Voght St. & Granite Ave.,  MERRITT  First Class  Barber Shop  In Connection.  IT  **\  Bachelor's  IN AID OF  THE NICOLA  VALLEY  GENERAL  HOSPITAL  Menzies' Hall  Dec. 15th  Tickets - $1  Ladies Free.  ^  erritt Lumber Yard  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  DEALERS IN  Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Lime,  Cement and all kinds building  material.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  Jf  CANADIAN  Western Lines  West or Revelstoke  Train leaves 13.05 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.15.  Tickets'"on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation reserved  and complete'passage booked to any part of Great Britain to Canada. If sending  for your friends purchase  your ticket here and avoid  the risk of sen ding", money.  For rates and sailings apply  to  P. H. PUFFER  Agent  lierrJH, B. C.  OLDWATER  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  (COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. McIntyre, prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The "hoicest  cf Tccf, U1( r, <'(..  t'.\i}i   <i  1: i (  Fresh Fish, |Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  SEE   THE  O. K. TRANSFER  FOR LIVERY, EXPRESS!* DRAY WORK  WE CAN MOVE  YOUR  PIANO,   HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE OR  YOUR   HOUSE. CONTRACT WORK A SPECIALTY  WOOD FOR SALE  GEO.   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-  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, U.C.  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh  Fish  always  on   hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager  ���X':���'���' Vi **��� *^5**-'i ���"7"���i"!.'"-5*/ fp" "���-���   -^1 -   ���JC"-** *~ i  -r�����   >_*��  *   ��   ft t  ���V- il-   -"f^J^V  *jtlT"'-",i  ^r   i >��� ��� �� �����       iwtni^r^    s^  ��� 4S"'"'-"-*^2t-b'S   -   "���-   fJ!  W9AOT ��� ��� -J.i��..rt r r�� i-j-iy-.. ?.��� ���*.���* ���,..- i --_ -.�� .- ���^-1 -, j. ^���11 .^h M ^-^ ^,^1 tWe'��y ,^.W.waiftV i-^aau -^ faStf***! -~ v lf��i*'  *        1     ,, j>     ��*.*��  Friday, December 1, 1911. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  INCORPORATED 1855.  ASSETS     -       -       -    $55,000,000  110 Branches in Ontario, Quebec and  The West.  In our  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT  HOUSEHOLD   ACCOUNTS   may   be  opened.  IDLE MONEY may be deposited until  required.  A SAFE PLACE is provided for Saved  Mon< y.  JOINT   ACCOUNTS  may  be opened  from which the money may be  withdrawn by either of  two persons.  INTEREST paid on all balances twice  a year.  Every description of Banking Business  transacted.  Special  attention  giuen to Ranchers'  ' Accounts.  CAPITAL   -    -   $4,500,000.00  RESERVE   -   .    $5,250,000.00  MERRITT BRANCH  k. i. 9. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  Even the Lord,  We* retold, does  Not love a Grouch  But he must love home builders.  judging from the contented feeling the ownership of a home  gives and the usual prosperity  that besets most people who  start out in life with a hearth of  their own. This home building  custom is one that never will die  out because it has so many advantages and means so much to  the nation, and the sooner you  decide to build the sooner you  will find yoursel f growing optimistic and happy. We have  worked hand in hand with a good  many home builders, aud while  the lumber alone that we sold  them was enough to make any  man happy, we're inclined to  allow some credit for their over-  excess yf joy to that independent  feeling a home brings. We still  handle the same brands of lumber: come in,  Vancouver Lumber  Company.  IE  YOU  CONTEMPLATE  BUILDING  SEE  H..L. PENINGTON  Contractor & Builder,  MERRITT.  WATER NOTICE  I, James Corbett, of Nicola, by occupation a rancher, give notice that I  intend on the 13th day of December  next, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon to apply to the Water Commissioner at his office at Nicola, for a  licence to take and use two cubic feet  of water per second from an unnamed  creek, situated at the west of Lot 715  and which sinks in Lot 1589.  The water will be used on Lot 715  for irrigation purposes.  I intend to apply at the same time  for permission to store 25 acre-feet of  the said water in two reservoirs on said  creek, one reservoir contains 30 acre-  feet about hnlf a mile west of Lot 715,  and one containing 15 acre-feet about  one mile west of Lot 715.  JAMES CORBETT  Dated this 13th day of Nov. 1911.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite ArmsJrong's Slore.  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt.  M. L. GRIM MET, LL.B.  Barrister aad Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the  Pen 1< <i Kcrtieal  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.  BANK OF MONTREAL  FOR FIRST-CLASS WORK  GO TO  Pioneer Barber  Shop  Brown & Penington,     -   Props.  Next door to Brunswick  �� Pool Room  RAZORS HONED.  MERRITT.  r  M. L. Grimmett,  W. M.  A.F.&A.M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the second  Tuesdayofeach  month at 8 p.  m. Sojourney-  Uy invited.  Fred S. Gay  Secretary.  Plumbing and  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP ��� Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  One of The Best   Annual Statements  Ever Issued  The issuing1 of the annual  statement of the Bank of Montreal, on Friday last, November  17th, proved to be one of the  best in its history. Great was  the Bank's earning power,  which rolled up profits during-  the past year ending October  31st, of $2,276,518 which together with the balance brought  forward from the credit of pro-  and loss account of 1910, the  premiums on new stock, and  adjustment of Bank Premises  account, amounted to the sum of  $7,003,985. Of this amount $1,-  400,000 was paid in dividends,  $3,100,000 was transferred to  rest account, and $708,800. expended on the Bank's premises  during the year, leaving a balance of $1,855,185, to be carried  forward to the credit of pi*ofit  and loss account. The profits of  the past year were $478,526  greater than those of the year  previous, and promise to be  greater still with the rapid expansion of the country's trade in  the coming years. In the assets  is included the actual valuation  of the Bank's premises at the  close of the year amounting to  $9,088,000 of which^$4,735,000  represents land, and $4,353,000  buildings, which the directors in  carrying out their conservative  ideas, have entered at $4,000,-  000 in the statement. This resulted in an increase of the Re-  ferveto $15,000,000 which is in  excess of the capital now standing at $14,885,570 and is being  increased to $16,000,000 paid up  and when this is completedit  will have a reserve of the same  amount. Another feature worth  mentioning is, that call loans in  foreign countries have been reduced by $19,315,978, that  amount being so much more  available for use at home. Regarding the bank's accustomed  strength, it has $104,445,885 in  cash reserves of gold and silver  coin, and government demand  notes along with assets realizable  at short notice, is far more than  would be required to meet all  conceivable emergencies. The  statement is one of the best  ever given to the shareholders  and the" public!���Trade "Bulletin.  weather conditions have this  year been experienced, more  especially in Manitoba, owing to  which it is found impossible to  obtain the required five million  whitefish eggs from Lake Manitoba. As large a quantity as  possible will consequently be  obtained from this lake, supplemented if necessary by further  supplies from Lake Erie.  After a conference on the subject with Supt. Cunningham,  Hon. Mr. Hazen suggests that in  order to assure the best results,  half of the consignment of ova  should be placed for development at the Granite Creek hatchery on Shuswap lake, the residue going to the Harrison lake  establishment. The officer in  charge at the former has had  considerable experience in the  propogation of whitefish from  the ova in eastern centres, and  will give the fish intended for  British Columbia stocking his  careful personal attention, while  similar special care will be given  to the eggs sent to Harrison  lake by Supt. Cunningham personally. Necessary arrangements for the incubation of the  ova are now being perfected, and  when the fry is ready for dis-  tribulion, which should be in  about four months, a part will  be given to Shuswap and the remainder tc Harrison lake.  v..  VOGHT STREET  .J  TY  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.    -       -    Spacious Rooms.  Excellent accommodation.    -   Well lighted throughout.  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Special attention   to commercial trade.  Rates $1.50 per day.    Special Rates by the month  ANDREW HOGGAN,  PROPRIETOR  THE COLDSTREAM  NURS  VERNON. B.C.  STATE  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 Coldstreamj>EsLate.  General Agen,       V. D. CURRY,      Vernon, B. C.  CONSERVATIVE BANQUET  Announcements were made by  Premier McBride at the annual  Provincial Conservative Association banquet in the Royal cafe  in   New    Westminster    Friday  night that His Royal Highness  the Duke of Connaught had personally stated to him at Ottawa  that he would visit here next  summer, and also that the provincial legislature will be asked  at its assembling in January next  to embark upon  a railway programme, which will place British  Columbia,   Canada and the Empire in a position to secure the  fullest commercial benefit from  the   approaching   completion of  the Panama canal, the programme under consideration in this  connection being a bold and progressive one while at the same  time involving no possible  de-  pre.ciation of the provincial  credit.  At the forthcoming sessio  also a comprehensive scheme will  be presented by Lands Minister  Ross for the reforestation of  logged-off areas, and by Finance  Minister Ellison for readjustment  of the taxation system, the contemplated changes (based upon  the report of the taxation commission) being largely in the reduction of the burden, of the  minor taxpayer.  The banquet was the most  notable event of the kind in local  history, the festival hall being  crowded to capacity and many  finding it impossible to secure  places. Mayor L-e presided,  supported at right and left by  the special guests of honor,  Premier McBride and President  Mackay of the Provincial Conservative Association.  WHAT B. CJ CONSERVATIVES  ARE   DOING  The Conservatives in Convention passed resolutions on the  following subjects:  Dominion Government aid for  B. C, Ports;  Railway connecting Island and  Mainland;  Creation of Department of  Mine-;  Commission on; mining Industry:  Provincial Department of Immigration :  Retaliatory tariff on American  fruit;  Settlement of water rights:  Fair share of advertisment for  B. C.  Appointment of a Telephone  commission:  Congratulatory message to Rt.  Hon. Joseph Chamberlain:  Building of Canadian National  Highway;  Clearing worthless timber off  Iands: and        >  A "white" British Columbia.  WH1TEFILH FOR B. C.  lion. J. D. Haz jn has taken up  in a communication to the provincial fisheries department, the  introduction into British Columbia waters of the famous white-  fish of tie eastern and Manitoba  lakes. He points out, however,  that  unusual   and   unfavorable  THE GOOD OLD TIMES  A Canadian youth, who was  attracted by a political career,  was explaining to his invalid  grandfather the latest plans for  party organization.  "Yes, my boy, its all very well  and perhaps you know just how  to win elections.    But it isn't at  all what it used to be.    Why, I  remember   an   election   in   my  young days   in   Simcoe  county  when there were sixteen fights  on the market in  one morning.  One of the Robinsons was running against a Blake, and there  wasn't a meeting without broken  heads.      On.   an   election   was  something   like   an   election  in  those   days!"���and   the   snowy  head was shaken wistfully over  the degeneracy of; modern meth-  ods.  WE HAVE THE  CHOICEST LOT  IN THE CITY  FOR PRICES AND TERMS SEE  UNDERTAKER  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets and Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merritt  Between Methodist Church and C.P.-R  track.  H. R. H. Christie, B.Sr., B.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S., B.C.L,S  Christie & Dawson  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch        -       Ashcroft, B. C.  L  The Diamond Vale Supply  VOe,    LtCl.  Cor.  Quilchena   and Garcia  Streets  MERRITT, BC.  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Trices are  riMlit.  N.J. BARWICK  I cola ��>. hcrrilt  f\ little study of the printing question  "^ right now will convince you that the  work turned out by us is just as neatly  executed as you can get in the large city  shops, and by patronizing us you can have  a proof of your work before it is printed.  The Nicola Valley News  -PHONE 25.     MERRITT, B. C. Friday, December 1,  1911  '4  THE NICOLA VALLEY  NEWS  We have  just  received  a new  shipment  of  pipes  consisting of the well known  BBB and Peterson.  Also a nice selection of cheaper lines from which to  choose.  A. F. RANKINE  Druggists.  MERRITT, B.C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Miss Moran, of Spence's Bridge  visited the city over Thursday.  ���    ������      ���      o   Mrs. Nat Barwick was in the  city from Nicola yesterday.   .^-o   W. Wood, provincial game  warden, was in the city during  the week.  John Blackwell went up to Nicola on business during the middle  of the week.   ������O    ���    ���    ���    '  ��  William Cooper has been busy  on a plastering contract at Nicola  during the week.  ��� O :   Mr. and Mrs. T. Johnson of  Nicola will leave for Toronto  shortly.   .       o       j _; '   J. Boss of Ashcroft won the  morris chair at the church bazaar  last night.  holding a bazaar and sale of work  there this afternoon.  R. Trinder, provincial Timber  Inspector, for the Okanagan,  Similkameen and Nicola valleys,  paid a visit to tee city during the  week. He came here from  Princeton and left on Wednesday's train.  The Merritt Gun Club will hold  a live pigeon shoot at the traps  during Xmas week. There will  be shooting at the traps on Sunday morning. A large turnout  of members is expected.   o <  Potts and Russell, contractors,  are building a residence for  James Blair on the Diamond Vale  townsite. The members of this  firm are well known here as very  competent builders and any contract they undertake is quickly  executed.  The Ladies Auxiliary of the  hospital will meet next Tuesday  afternoon at two o'clock.  The club floor at Middlesboro  is the finest in the vicinity. Don't  overlook the dance tomorrow  evening.    Ladies free.  Mrs. Albert Jones and Miss E.  Irvine were guests of Mrs. Shuttleworth at her home in Coutlee  last Tuesday.   __o .   Charles Tupper, local superintendent for Macdonnell, Gzowski  & Co, left for a trip to the coast  on Thursday afternoon.  ������������o���y        ., ���  Nine cars of cattle were shipped to the coast on Thursday by  the Douglas Lake Cattle Company and Myers and Bond.  The new restaurant and rooming house of Mr. Clemes, at  Spence's Bridge will be open for  business in a few days.  Miss Wells left for her home  in Golden on Saturday afternoon's train.  Albert Jones has gone to the  coast on an extended vacation.  Mr. Morrisson, of Vancouver, is  acting coal inspector in his  absence.  George Gibbs arrived in the  city from Brooksville, thirty-two  miles up the Coldwater river  from this city, last Tuesday afternoon.  E. Perdue, who was injured  up the Coldwater last week, and  was laid up in Dr. Tutill's hospital for six days, is now able to  move around. Save for a rather  severe cut on his lip he is almost  entirely recovered from the effects of his accident.  The Middlesboro Club will give  another dance on Saturday night.  It's tomorrow night. Don't forget.   Admission 75c.  Duncan McPhail and William  Munro, of Nicola, came into  town on business with W. E:  Green last Monday.  Trip the light fantastic at the  club dance at Middlesboro tomorrow night. Gentlemen 75c, ladies free.  Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Guichon  and the Misses Guichon came into town yesterday to attend the  church bazaar in Menzies Hall.  Mrs. J. Bamfield of Mammette  Lake won a cushion. Mr. Scholtz  of Lytton won the blue embroidered cushion.  The ladies' guild of St.   John  the Baptist Church at Nicola are  Tom Smith, provincial constable at Spence's Bridge, was  up in Merritt for the week end  to see his wife, who is ill.  J. Chapman. Sr., went down  lo Lower Nicola on a visit last  Monday. He has been staying  in the city for a few days.  Miss Jean Bryden has resigned  her position as cashier in the G.  B. Armstrongs stores. She will  reside with her parents at Coal  Hill.  Jack Chapman is rapidly recovering from the effects of his  recent illness and will soon be  able to move around town again.  W. Brechin, who fights under  the name of Kid Bracken, left  for Ashcroft on Monday. He  will stay with J. Veasey of the  Ashcroft hotel for a week or so.  It is expected that he will give  some exhibition sparring matches  before leaving for Calgary.  a  Charles L. Betterton returned  to the city from Aspen Grove  last Monday and left on the  afternoon train for Victoria. He  states that he is experiencing  some little difficulty in securing  an adequate supply of cattle to  stock his ranch, having so far  obtained a little more than one  hundred. He has thirty-seven  fine horses grazing this winter,  there being an adequate supply  of forage.  Next Saturday Miss Mae Marriott will leave for Vancouver on  an extended business trip. She  has resigned her position with  the G. B. Armstrong company  and goes to the city for the purpose of purchasing a stock of  spring millinery and to make  preparations for opening up a  millinery and dressmaking establishment in this city. Her wide  acquaintance with local people  should augur well for her success  in an independent position.  Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Boyd  entertained a number of their  friends at an informal evening  at their residence on Quilchena  avenue, to meet Miss Wells, of  Golden, who had been staying  with them for a few days. The  evening passed pleasantly with  music and dancing. Miss Wells  rendered several selections on  the piano, to the delight of her  auditors, as she is a performer  of no mean ability. Among those  present were Mesdames Tutill,  Masuret, Rogers and Leech;  Misses I. and M. Seaton, Masuret, Vair and Howse; and  Messrs. C. Howse. Griffiths,  Daniels, Sherwood, A. N. B.  Rogers, C. Parkinson, Smythe,  Phillips, Taylor, Costigan, and  Frank M. Coffee.  JAMES MURCHISON  At fifteen minutes to ten last  Saturday evening James Murchison, one of the pioneers of the  pioneers of the Nicola and Similkameen valleys crossed the divide into eternity. He passed  quietly, refusing to inconvenience those who attended him,  only complaining, two hours before he died, that he had to wait  so long. His tall, gaunt figure  is missed; for Jim was known  well in the valley, and universal  favorite.  James Murchison was born off  the coast of Virginia sixty four  years ago. Thirty years ago he  came to British Columbia, residing for a number of years in Victoria and New Westminster, and  for a few months in Vancouver,  when Vancouver was Gastown.  In the east in his youth he had  learned the carpentering trade,  and that vocation he followed  for years, varying it at times by  serving on the provincial police.  For some time he acted as secret  service   man.    He   erected   the  first business houses in this city,  and was contractor also for the  majority of the houses at Nicola,  and through Quilchena, Douglas,  Douglas Lake, Princeton, Kamloops and Granite Creek. There  was no man in the Nicola and  Similkameen valleys any better  known, perhaps, than "Big Jim  Murchison."  Years ago, in New Westminster, his lungs became infected  with phthisis. The doctors recommended the dryer climate of  the higher altitudes of the province, and that was the cause of  his migration to the interior.  Though he benefitted considerably from the change, it was  made too late for to be of permanent value; and, complicated  with the effects of his occupation  as a carpenter, it secured a  stronger grip on him as the years  went by.  Always of a strong, independent nature Jim fought stubbornly and refused to admit himself  beaten. During the past two  years his coughing spells became  more frequent and deadly in their  effect upon his constitution, until twelve months ago he was  forced to refrain from manual  labour and confine his activities  to direction of others. Last  winter he was ill for days at a  stretch, but he always came up  with a brave smile and the remark: "I'll fix it all in the  spring." But spring came, and  he failed to improve. Summer  came and he was weaker than  ever. With the arrival of the  autnmn even Jim's iron nerve  failed him, and at times he would  become morose and despondent.  The coughing spells attacked  more viciously than ever; but  each day he would struggle from  his room in the Merritt hotel to  sit by the fire and talk of old  times. Quite often, in conversation with the editor of this  paper, he would recall with  peculiar vividness the details of  what he regarded the greatest  event of his life���the single-  handed arrest of Bill Whalen for  the murder of D'Arcy McGee,  the great orator and publicist of  Ottawa. He would recall how  McGee left the House of Commons one night after a strenuous  debate and went to his home. As  he started to insert the key in  the lock Whalen put a bullet into  his head and he dropped. The  motive fprthe asassassination was  ascribed to the fearless revelations McGee had made through  the press and in the House of  the operations of a certain secret  society. For this reason the  police dared not arrest Whalen,  fearing that if they were to take  action a riot might be precipt-  ated. They sent for Murchison  and he entered a tailor shop,  where Whaten stayed, and arrested him single handed in the  face of five of his supporters. ;  To the last Murchison fought  against his fate; but a week ago  he fainted while trying to walk  outside. He was put to bed and  his friend, Professor Simmons,  nursed him faithfully. Phillip  McLean called to see him 'on  Saturday evening, and lef t shortly before his death, saying that  he would relieve Simmons later.  "All right", said Jim, "just arrange for tonight, I won't need  anyone tomorrow.'' The editor  of this paper asked him how he  felt, at eight o'elock. "I don't  like the delay, 1 wish it were  over." To the last he refused  every offer of anyone desirous of  doing something to alleviate the  pain. "I have no pain," he  would say. "I am only weak, and  I don't like the delay." To the  last it was the same. He did not  fear to go, but chafed at the delay. It made one think of those  lines of Shelley:  "It is a modest creed, and yet  Pleasant if one considers it,  To own that death its.. If must be,  Like all the rest a mockery."  Deceased was a member of the  Orange order and the members  of the local lodge took charge of  the arrangements for his buria1.  The body was brought to the  lodge rooms on Monday and lay  in state until ten the next morning; when there was a parade  from the lodge to the Presbyterian church, where Rev. Geo.  Murray conducted a requiem  service. Thence the funeral  cortege started for the graveyard on the hill. The pallbearei s  were Messrs. Riches, A. Collett,  P. Johnson, F. Hyland, G. Mac-  Eonald.  Our prices are right.  Our goods the acme of quality.  A few of the best-  New Zealand government inspected butter,  45c per pound.  Our MorrelPs hams and bacons are unequaled  We are sole agents for McVitie and Price's  and Carr's old country biscuits.  We have just received our first shipment of  of skates, hockey and spring, in all sizes and  prices.  Hockey sticks, we have a good variety.  Hockey pucks and skate straps.  Skating shoes we have a full line.  Our hand painted china for Xmas has arrived  make your selections for presentations now,  because it is going fast.  Gurney-Oxford ranges and heaters are best  and most reasonable on the market.  IT PAYS TO DEAL WITH US.  New Howse Block  OVIDERS  Quilchena Avenu  Corporation of City of Merritt  Public Notice!  Notice is hereby given that the Court  of Revission to revise and correct the  Voters List for the City of Merritt will  sit on the Eleventh Day of December  1911 at 10 o'clock a. m., in the City  Court House Merritt and wjll then hear  and determine any application to strike  out the name of any person improperly  placed on the Voters List or to place on  the List the name of any person improperly ommitted therefrom.  ��� H. PRIEST,  City Clerk.  WANTED  Caretaker for N. V. General  Hospital. Stale salary expected  references and experience to  secretary immediately.  T. Priest, seci  REWARD  For the re I urn to C. II. Parkinson, Batik of Toronto, of light,  leather puit case taken in mistake  from Menzies Hall last Tuesday  evening.  Drop   us   a   line if you are  contemplating building  POTTS & RUSSELL  BUILDING CONTRACTORS  Bids   and   Estimates   Cheer-  fully Made,  Box 122 Merritt, B. C


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