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 VT  P'i  Vol." 2, No ,^oA  MERRITT, B.C.,^NOVEMBER 10, 1911  ���o  Price 5 Cents  We    must   admit  that" our    clothing  stock has been very  low for the past few  days,   but   we   are  pleased    to  advise  that we  have today  received an express  shipment of twenty-  five suits and also a  wire from our peo-  ��� pie advising that a  further  assortment  of twenty-five suits  is now on  the way  and should reach  ' here    early     next  week.  The rapidity with  which we are turning our clothing  stock is evidence of)  ��� the fact that for  ��quality, style and  fit, "Fit-Reform"  clothing is the leading line!  Come in and select your suit NOW while the assortment of patterns and styles are complete.  When you come here to buy, it's the thing you  don't have to pay for that counts, for most. . That's good  service���and you get good clothes for your money here,  for we don't keep anything else but good clothes.  Some of our leading lines:  Fit-Reform Clothing  Hartt and Slater Shoes  Stanfield's Underwear  Tooke's Shirts.        Redmond Hats  1,, .' We CAN'T supply you with a needle or an anchor,-  nor yet a pound of tea, but if its anything in the'lirieof .  wearing apparel for men���we have it. -.-.,.  TRIED  1- ,,���--.i,"  *f��3l?REI D'-SrCSE  AND WAS SHOT  Provincial   Constable   Smith   Accidentally Kills Prisoner.  John Millar, arrested upon a  charge of having stolen several  pairs of shoes from business  men above Ashcroft, was shot  when trying to escape from Constables Smith and Palmer, the  latter the constable at Spence's  Bridge and the former the officer  at the 150-mile House. The  tragedy occurred on the first of  last week. The dead man was  one of a gang who followed up  construction work.  Information had been lodged  with Chief Burr and the .latter  detailed  Constables Smith and  Palmer to apprehend the thief.  They soon located Millar and his  partner, a man by the name of  Rex, and upon searching their  blankets found the missing shoes  wrapped up in paper inside the  blanket    roll..    They   arrested  their men and were proceeding  to   the   lock-up.'   On   the' way  there Millar told Constable Smith  that he intended to break away  from   him   arid   escape.     The  latter warned him not to try it.  Shortly after,   coming   up   the  lane back of the gaol, the constables stopped to arrest a man  who was ' drunk.    Millar asked  Smith.,once   more if he would  shoot if he tried to get away and  the latter warned hi iri again not  to make the attempt.   As Smith  turned his back Millar started  off on a' dead run.    Smith followed'for about three hundred  yards, I hen-stopped and called  upon Millar to stop.    He called  three times arid then fired at his  feet.   Unfortunately, just as he  fired Millar tripped oyer a board  an(l came, "down, -receiving the  buUet ^pjendefl" for hih feefe^in.  the- lower -part: of ~his.: back.  With, a'- scream of pain ".Millar  dropped  ately rushed to/ a doctor, who  ordered him sept to Kamloops  hospital, to'i; have] the bullet removed. He was put on a freight  and shipped to Kamloops. There  it was found that the bullet had  entered the pelvic bone. Though  the operation was promptly and  carefully performed the shock  was too riiiiclTfqr him and Millar  expired in the hospital on Thursday morning.    :  The inquest was held at Kamloops and the.coroner's jury returned a verdict] of accidental  death,- completely exonerating  Smith from all blame in connection with the iria'ter. Millar  was an American'and evidently  had the usual /American contempt for the, ability of the  police to shoot straight. His  mistake cost him his life.  Constable Tom ,-Smith is well  known here, haying been a resident of Middlesboro for some  time past. He joined the provincial police force about two  weeks ago and showed himself  efficient and fearless in the discharge of his dutv/ It is stated  that on account- of his unhappy  experience he. contemplates re  signing the force: It is to be  hoped that Chief Burr will con  tinue to refuse to accept his  resignation. "*.  The injured man was immedi-  MAYOR EASTWOOD  TO BE CANDIDATE  Popular Chief Executive -Yields  To Requestsipf Friends.  The news that MayorEastwood  has* finally consented to again  offer h'iinself as a candidate fox  theijhtef magistracy of'the city  will be received with pleasure by"  the electors of'the-community.'  It w^s not until yesterday "after  noon,that his wjorship came Tto ��  New Offices to  be Constructed at  Corner Garcia and Quilchena.  The architect of the Bank of  Montreal has been commissioned  to prepare plans and specifications for a handsome modern  office building to be erected at  the corner of Garcia street and  Quilchena avenue. What the  exact cost of the building will be  is not yet known, but A. W.  Strickland, manager of the bank,  a photograph of whom is published today, states that the  building will be a credit to the  city. If one may expect a building on the scale of the handsome  home occupied by Mr. Strickland,  on Voght street,, which is the  second largest bank manager's  residence in the interior of the  province, there is no doubt that  the Bank of Montreal will erect  a costly structure.  The Bank of Montreal is the  pioneer bank in.the Nicola valley.  DO YOU LIKE A GOOD  CUP OF TEA?  Try a Pound of one of  New Brands  BROOK BOND  Half Pound Tin 25c.   Pound Tin 50c.   Three Pound Tin $1.25.  re. 1 u���| s-rw u y~o  Half Pound Tin 25c.  x^\i u 11 h 1 y ~i~��j  Pound Tin 50c.  <=^����hC��  Ridgeway's 5 O'clock Tea  Half Pound Tin 30c.  Pound Tin 60c,  For New and Fresh Groceries Come to us.  j;   77::7-~--X' �����-������������������: ���~-v~rr :-r-[. :-������    ;-.' -,. ��� ���������; ;.^ y   -^ ;   y ; ,  .y\   ������ -     -.-y-  Ttie 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 u .  how, sp^as.to be ready for winter.   We carry a splendid  ^l��^f?vf assortment at low prices. ,  having.hesitated 'long-arid -being  undecided as to the- wisdonY'of  the step'he is taking.-- The importunities of his many friends  at length overcame his reluctance  and late.yesterday he made-the  announcement above. ��� :/-*..-.  Mayor Eastwood's. record as  an- efficient, ��� honest - and industrious first alderman .is .the best  recommendation. that -could be  offered to the electors. When'  he was first elected it was anti-  | cipatedthat-he would be successful and the conduct, of his office  during the year has justified the  highest expectations.  The first nine months of the  city's history, as an incorporated  city, has needed the guidance of  a skilful and conservative leader.  It was found necessary, in view  of the peculiar status of the city  iri respect of financial legislation;  to" exercise great- care, -in the  financial policy.- The initial  stages in the formation of a -fiscal policy for a young and vigorous city such as thisThave called  for delicate manipulation. - The  administration   of  the   various  aniel Howell, J. E. Soicer and J.  W. Powell. Second class. William Reid, J, A. McDonald, Robert J. Frown, S.' K. Mottishaw,  James L. Brown, James E.  Knowles, A. W. Courtenay, "and  M. T. Raynes. Third class, John  Quinn, Alexander Allen, William  W.__-Glarkstone, Stewart Lynch,  Arthur Ghallonc'r, Alexander Orr,  James Glenn, Alexander Livingstone, John Anderson, Edward  Wilkinson, Walter Steele. John  Chester, James Quinn, John Mc-  Kinley, SHollis Camamile, John  Hamilton, Allen Ford,. Peter  Meyers, J. T. Taylor, John McDonald, Thomas Biggs, Robert  Baxter, Robert Brown, J. T. Fitz-  patrick, James Fairfoull, Thomas  Archibald, Robert Doodson, John  W. Shipley, Herbert Webb and  J. H. Richardson.  BY ACCLAMATION  LOGGING CONTRACT  Mr. M. Bailey has taken aeon-  tract, under J. W. Powers, to  supply the mill at Canford, with  one- million, feet of logs. It is understood that this contract calls  for the logging of a bench west  of the present main camp of Mr.  Powers, on which there is some  excellent 'white' pine, with a  sprinkling of fir and spruce.  The Nicola Pine Lumber Company, however, are making a  specialty of white pine lumber  and do not pay much attention  to the latter species of lumber.  noon,mat ms w;orsnip came to a1 -  --     ,.        ,-���-   ������,_<.���-*������-,-',   *���,���>  >defiiutesdei^��i��^)s4!sfe^  departments of the civic govern*  ment has been a task in which;  had the slightestweakness been  allowed to creep iri, there might  have' beerir a serious menace;  The mayor and . council have  worked together harmoniously,  efficiently and conservatively,  Iand the record of the .year is  that of a successful 'administration.  ���Three other gentlemen are  mentioned as prospective cpnv  'peti tors', for the mayor, but^as  yet no . definite announcement  has been made. ? > Vt  Nicola. r-.;^Eh'e growth" -!of Merritt  was. suchythat ,Mi\' Strickland  sbori found it necessary "to rec-.  commend ^that, a "branch", be es-  Jablished.here'-as^ell.'r-'Quarters  ,wej?e ,taken -in- the- new- building  of. Archie Jackson's and a - sub-  agent appointed.    The staff has  been .enlarged to keep" pace with  the  growth, of   this   city 'and  gradually   it   became   apparent  that the official residence of the  manager of the bank., be established here.   Five acres of land  was purchased in the Conklin estate and the present residence of  Mr. Strickland, which is reported  tp'have cost in the neighborhood  of twelve thousand dollars, was  erected.    Luring' the  past   six  months the local staff has been  very r materially  increased,  arid  now it is found necessary to construct larger quarters to properly  handle   the -growing ..business.  The'corrier adjoining. the-Victoria  rooms has been held by-: the bank  for some time past. ���*--""  \X7l�� a 4.    4-1.^. ..^v^t r. ^...^ s.4., ^.w.       S\4*       + l^rs  '�� uai<~tuc���Cv/usu uCi.Ivii�����ux���i/ilc  new, '.building^ there will mean  in. .the, increment of property  values' is" apparent" at a: glance.  The.^.tr^rid of the; business, sec-  ���ticn ^appears to he iri an easterly  direction and it is net irripossible  thai when the -new post-office' is  erected ;the~,opppsH$ * corner will  be chosen as the site?for it.    :xy  Officials of Local "Electric  Light  Company Will Meet Com-  y mittee of City Council  Last, Monday evening Messrs  Mclntyre and Dr. Curtin, as representatives of the .Merritt  Water, Light and Ppwer Com-  Tany^'Tnefr-tfeTtcity* council ..and  requested that "the latter either  give them a franchise to operate  and extend their plant, or else  make arrangements for. the. purchase of the equipment. '    "  The council appointed a committee, consisting of Aldermen  Boyd, Reid and Menzies to meet  the "officers of the company ��� to  discuss the matter. -  The Merritt Water, Light and  Power Company was organized  under a provincial government  charter and had erected poles  and commenced selling power to  local business ��� houses before incorporation was granted to the  town^-trHaving as yet received  no franchise from the city council they have been unable to extend, their transmission lines  within the city limits. The majority-of the council are favourable., to ^municipal, ownership of  public utilitities. The members  of the cohapany feel that -they  should either receive a franchise,  or. else that the city should buy  8  The Middlesboro Club will hold  a dance next Saturday evening.  Every Saturday evening they hold  I a smoker or dance.'' Some of the  boxing and wrestling; bouts are1  well worth going quite a distance?  to see. The new floor in the hall  iriakes it excellent for dancing.   :  . ���W.?J;^.'ij.Mi!p;triTiM of Kamloops  is in ���the.city. .(lli:canyy to ihe:  Valley- .t-O^purclijise horses of  ]^i>^nfel^^j^kso.n^;^^h;j,:' <kv account;  of the cold snap will spend afew  ,' days here before returning home.  TO MAKE CITY HEALTHY  Atythe meeting of the Cityl  Council ,last Monday evening a:  recommendation was received  frpm.Dr^Tutill,,city, health off>;  .:cer,-'re'commeri^  be pas'seji prohibiting the'-expec-J  toratipn^^ipon; !,.p^jbiicr sidewalks.]  The ;dpCtor^s''ady,iJ2e^c6mes^pqrri  tuhkl^jand:';T^ceiyed;::ti}e.'irii^e<r.!  xjiate approval of the alderrrieri.  A bylaw will probably ber introduced .at the next session.-  The  NEW MINE MANAGERS  successful:.candidates at  the recent examination for mine;  managers, held at Nanaimo"; Cum-i  berland. .Fernie_.and, Merritt.are-  announced by,the department of  minosc! as- follows:. First.class  certificates, J. T. Musgrovje.iA.���  Ei SmithV^^^^'-Bonar,'.^^-!  them out. ~   -  If the city desires to operate  an entirely new plant under the  law of the% province they must  still allow ; the private company  to operate in competition.    On  the other  hand  the   city  may  purchase the plant of the company at a satisfactory price and  ;then'proceed to operate unhindered by competition.  ;   It is understood that the members of the company will be very  reasonable   in   their  demands,  wfien price is being discussed,  and it will be soon ascertained  whether or not the conditions of  'purchase will be satisfactory to  the city council.   As it wouid be  necessary to submit a bylaw to  ^provide the purchase-money the  Jpublicjwill;;;have an opportunity  to record their views on the matter when the bylaw is voted upon.  Minister  of Agriculture  Returned  With no Opposition in By-EIectiori  With much ..enritfiusiapnvahd'  congratulations the���Hon.:Martin'  Burrell, -minister^.of -agriculture  in Premier Borden's cabinet,  was duly nominated and declared  elected as number for Yale-  Cariboo last. Saturday afternoon,  at Kamloops. ', As was expected  there was no opposition and  public expression in favor of Mr.  Burrell has given him unanimous return to his seat at  Ottawa.  UNANIMOUS   RETURN  J. T. Robinson, as returning  officer, read the proclamation  and the list of names on  all the nomination papers  finally proclaiming Mr. Bun ell  as member-elect for the constituency. -���  ENTHUSIASTIC   RECEPTION   ���  The mayor's brief speech was  the signal for much cheering  from the crowd assembled in  front of the old court house,  which was enthusiastically received when Mr. Burrell slcpped  forward to       acknowledge  the plaudits of his friends.  PROMOTE    CANADA'S    INTERESTS  In brief words the new minister gracefully expressed his  appreciation of his election afd  and thst his constituent, most  heartily for their suprort and  their maynificient vote "1 am  glad," said 'he " that this election was nt not so strenuous, I  Ithank-you from the-bottom-of  my heart for .the great hor.br  you have done me in-returning-  me as your menriber. ���''!���' shall  always have! trie'best .interests  of Kamloops, British Columbia,  at heart and divide all my ability  and energy to^the promotion Sf  my' particular; -department -and  the general welfare-^ of-. Canada.-*  Lthank vou again fcrMhe htr'cr  you have me,'. f  .The   following; ^is ** the" declay--*  atiori and Jist'of names  on  Mr.  Mr. Bun-ell's papers:  "We, the undersigned, electors of the Electoral ^District (of  Yale-Cariboo, in the "province* of  British Columbia, hereby-'nomi-  nate Martin Burrell, of the City  of Grand Forks, Iri the Province  of British Columbia, fruit grower  as caridate for the - election "now  about to be held of a member Vto  represent the said electoral".. district in the House o of Commons  in Canada.   ' :-    ''       y-"-^"'" *.  (Signed) J. M.- Benzie, -J." R.  Hull, J. Milton, W. H. Dandy, E.  A. Nash, H. L. Morley, -H. T.  Wilson, H. Shbttoriy F.-, T.  Cornwall, J. Michell,"J." Redman.  C G Cowan, E C Pienrose^A A  Gamennt, uv J- Ghesw er.M P  J Beaton, A B Qawson, W H  Edmonds; W H Currjr,vWiKiJqy,  W Sou^h, W B Graham; W Kerr,  ���^A~- ?W35SWF-  F"B Clements,  A H Burriss,  During the cold snap F. A.  Reid & Co. find that the stock of  heavy winter overcoats they recently laid: in-are rapidly being  sold.' This, firm has also recently  received a large stock of heavy  winter underclothing and overshoes. They are. able now to  cptaipletely outfit anyone for the  ^winter months:   -rv ,  A R Harris F H  H A -Harv,ey, W  Phillips, H. L Smith; FA-JEulton.  S. C. Burton, Agent-for Mr.  Burrell duly<swore that the above  were entitled and fully qualified  to vote. --  '     " ;  Although it was a foregone conclusion, from the time that the  dissolution of the eleventh parliament of Canada was announced, .  that Hon. Martin Burrell^-he was  simply Mr. Martin Burj-efj, M. P.  then���would easily rejiainjhis seat  for Yale-Cariboo, with a% incres-  ed majority.    ��� -\v< -.-'   ����� v.    >- ,  '   **' ".'--^ - *.'-''   :"  The Sunshine Theatre .will show-  pictures twice a week at' the hall  at Middlesboro. I'. ��� * s'   ?,  -.  ". "��� -������ ��*���"*'    y>  M. C. Tandy;:whoyhas been  spending a   vacation- of   some  length here expects to leave for  Vancouver in a short trme.  Anthony. Peterson,' who has  just been a week ont of Karri-  loops gaol, was given six. months  hard to-day by Maglstrate^aior-  gan. He stole a purse friorira  m an at Lower Nicola last night  U  ->'--t.vr�� ���    ��� J Mr   nv��l*p rii. K"i^���     jta  ������ in. It �����  ������ nib   ���n*mri    j     T  *  ^ -   r.nn *���  ^i�� �������� iiAl vjii    b^ l     ��� iim   ml    nil *������.     vrki'viw^*.   ��>w      L iw   ���. ������ *l"i����^   t ���-���til-   -Y��  ��� wi" ��� ���*    b *��� i^*  ���    nwiir m*nn    I      iiihiw "��� ��*����� *r iw^^  ������ an* �� t    . -��^i ���    ��   i 1����.p I* ��       ����    imiffI     �� aju r      ������������  ���"   v^aa* lit aar ��������� irrvrn   ���*      M"��^��    *���<������   -������  i   p  ���ymiWji u i|MLi)n(i ������#������ ��������� -      arrannnj nar u."J *���   H.   ��������  an ��,��� -��j     i*"f     "WV  a   ���     !�������� mi^Li p   *aiaf 'ar imi w*k    ah if    u    11 ��� ������ ji   hi "��� ��n aaa jtwt ^m 'inMrni    ���  navar  fa'^*.   i d  14 if* ��,������,���   ������ ������ ���   ���wf*        raiia  ajiw  ������ a     a�� aaj   ���   T���  k^aaifi *J ������ irai  "*U 5*1  ���      ���    .* *T      !���   ^hC| vai * ������      ������ aw^v     m �� .-   ^ p ^  ' VSr���"- ���  *^EP -��^ ���  " - ^J-" -*���������"    -.���*fi  ir���j= - -^tifiw^. ^  r"S^0tf^L^*2��^'^r^'^L  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  F'rida\. November 10,   19'1  ont real  Es ablishedl817.  1 . 11   C {(���<*:    Moral  Capital (all paid up) -. - $14,400,000.00  Cash and Undivided Profife - $12,961,789.11  Total Assets      -       -       -       -     $240,000,000.00  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING   BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  A. W. SRICKLAND, Manager.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year        advance  Six months $1.00  Phone 37  P. O. Boz 7  larae  "*'.'''������ ' ��� .      *'.-.     '-���+;'-���-���'��� ���"���";" :  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF/  AH kinds of Chocolates and  \-y^..'i^7 7   General Candy.  ��� *'\i'i. 7m;\   <r-- " ..."',���'.���'...-���   '   . .-���.. ..���.���-..���-'���������- -���-'   .';���  '-*���"*' 5AH Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt Factories.  J. W. ELLIS  Manager  O��o dollar per inch -per month f ��r regular ad-  vertisinff. Land and water notices $7.50 for CO  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.  tanceof the Nicola Valley, which  was unrepresented among the  exhibits although able to grow  asiine tubers as any other part  of the province,     '"y   y y" ;'"���  <UNION  ���</���:  ������,;/;.,   .���./.  BRICK, STONE, CEMENT BLOCKS AND  GENERAL CEMENT WORK.  ALL WORK-NEATLY AND PROMPTLY EXECDTED  PRESSED CEMENT STEPS, GRAVE STONES,  FENCE POSTS, ETC.  The Star Restaurant  Voght Street,   Merritt.  ��� i* r-     '  The place w } ere yovr ge jus 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".  JOE   HOLLER.  OTTO   N1TZE  GO   WITH   THE   BUNCH TO THE  Choice Tobaccos,' Cigars, Cigarettes, Pipes.  Fruits, Candies and Soft Drinks.  VOGHT ST.  OPPOSITE THE  SUNSHINE    THEATER,  MERRITT  NOW IS THE TIME  TO   H7WE  YOUR PAINTING DONE  A.  PAINTER AND PAPEjjHANGER;�� ;  Can do i'Kio..your'safisfa\:tlo.ii>^iiihd'''li:^  --:VGUARANTEES      y 'L ly77'  ... ���[ .-.  Real Estate  and Insurance  -������������'  '" <: ���������<.^y-^ur^yi XXx^.xXzX-������  ��� ; ���-;     Representjnsr^ld -board' companies s.uch as:  ,"Sun '',  "Nor^itfhofUnicn,iV 'yrXiuiyiX^e"^ \i) 7   i.  Your Patronage is Solicited, : (  Office;      Conklinj^  ���i' ��� -  ���dUa  .... .1 *     .t ���  THE MAYORALTY        '_J  During1 the past two weeks we  have heard very many and peculiar rumors as to the mayoralty  in this city. . We have heard various names mentioned during the  past few days as candidates for  the chief magistracy. Some of  the names were familiar, particularly as we have a hazy recollection of some of them in connection with the election about nine  months ago. . The name of at least  one man is a decided surprise to  us. and, having the best interests  of the public at heart, we are  surprised at the temerity which  prompted the owner thereof to  offer himself as a candidate for  a public position he may fairly  expect that idiosyncrasies which  were tolerated in him as a private  citizen would be a decided objection to him as a public servant.  We are uncertain,  as yet, as  to the intentions of the present  incumbent of the. mayor's chair,  but we have hopes that -he may  yet see fit to offer' himself as a  candidate ��� for   re-election.     If  such be the the case we shall  take   under "- review. his   past  record and -judge   him accordingly.    "By their fruits ye shall  know them," is an adage as old  as   Christianity,   itself.   If   the  record of   the  present  council  has  been such as to commend  itself to  the. public the latter  may expect to* see. this journal  aligned as. a ,supporter  of the  present administration.    If the  contrary be the case, then  the  opposite    conditions    may    be  looked for.   Whichever side the  News takos  in the approaching  campaign it may be taken by the  electors that our stand is taken  only   after   mature and  careful  reflection upon the merits or demerits of the various candidates.  ' Until' we   are more definitely  posted upon  personality of the  potential candidates for the chief  magistracy, we shall maintain,  a discrete silence.    When, however,   our mind   is made up we  shall   speak -plainly,    pointedly  and fearlessly.  * Next week we shall enter at  some length into the conduct of  the police magistrate of this city.  When the present incumbent of  that position took office we withheld our criticism; believing that  time alone could explain or  justify Mr. Morgan's apoint-  pointment to that office. We  have carefully observed his conduct on certain cases, always on  the alert for that which would  commend itself to our fair judgment and experience. We are  loath^to undertake-a- criticism-  of anyone in whom the government of the,province has vested  a certain authority. When, however, we find that the end of  justice afore, likely; to be an object  of vcion tempt rather than com-  iiiendatipn ;; we ^feeled upon to  offer the ^oyernmeht opt: opinion.'  We are always. f air and whatever  the ��� resulti of our experience we  are inclined to -sympathize with  with the late Sir George Dibbs,  when he uttered that famous remark nbout the condemnation of.  the consequences. As we  had occasion-to remark earlier  ia the year,, the 'News will  fight:for right. until there's a foot  of-ice upon the most torrid section  of Gehenna. Next.week our editorial columns will prove to be  most-'"':'entertiaining,V:td'':th��eJ'mqst  "casual reader.'5"'��� .��� V;!'  Man is the creature bf his intellect ; woman of her sex.  Oscar Wilde says that woman is  the sphinx without the riddle.  Balzac says that a husband must  be a fool or a philosopher ,to bs  able to watch his wife dressing.  Oh! Woman, woman, lovelj- woman! The charming creatures  have puzzled the best brains of  the last three centuries. The.  modern financier regards them  as indigestible securities.  GOOD ROADS CONVENTION ..  New Westminster, Nov. 6.���  The Good Roads convention held  in this city on the 3rd and 4th  inst.. was the most important  step ever taken in connection  with the Good Roads movement  in Canada. - Before the convention adjourned the Canadian  Highway Association had been  formed, its object being to secure  the building of a first-class road  from Halifax. N.S., to Alberni,  B.C., and also to assist in the extension of the Pacific Highway,  which now runs from Tia Jjana,  Mexico, to Vancouver, B.C., the  plan being to eventually make  Dawson the northern terminus  of this road.  Over 100 delegates from all  parts of Canada and the American Pacific coast were' in attendance, including some of the  most prominent advocates of  good roads on this continent.  Hon. Thomas Taylor,., minister  of public works for the province,  in the course of a speech replete  with .facts  and figures  bearing  on road,improvement and extension, imade   the important announcement that- Federal assistance towards  the  construction  of;main-roads  in  B.C.   was  assured.    On  behalf of the provincial; government he promised  ay vigorous'  pursuance   of ,the  Better Roads policy with which  his name had been associated. ,  The following were elected as  officers of,the Canadian Highway  Association^: -   Hon.    president,"  Hon. T.riTaylor; president, W. J:  Kerry New- -Westminster;. * vice-  presidents -^for; the  B.C.   coa'st  district,. AyJYMcCaridless, Vancouver boards of   trade;   T.. S.  Baxter, -Vancouver 'Auto  Club;  A:.-E. Whitey-New Westminster  board of trade;':T. J. Armstrong,  New   Westminster   Auto  Club;  Reeve F. Bowser,   Point  Grey;  L. E.  Marihont,   Coquitlamj.^A.  E.   Todd;   Victoria Auto   Club;  Reeve Nicholson,   Saanich;  Di;.  Elliott,Rowe,' Vancouver. - -Vice-  presidents will >be  appointed by  all public bodies which affiliate  with ; the i : Canadian    Highway  Associations   Treasurer,   T.   S.  Baxter; secretary,   P; ~W. Luce,  New Westminster.  Membership dues were fixed  at $2 per annum, provision being  made in the bylaws for a rate of  $1 per member; for automobile  clubs, boards of-trade and'like  bodies, no " association being  called on to pay more than $500  dues in any one year.  Resolutions calling for support  towardsthe building of a Canar  dian-highway^were^forwarded^to  Halifax, Alberni, Hazelton and  Dawson. Other resolutions calling for Federal assistance iwere  sent to Ottawa,   while   similar  resolutions praying for Provincial'assistance" w.ei^telegraphed  tp.Viotoria. '?/��� A-request that the  provincial .government set a  standard; o^; road- building in  Britisji Cclum'bia; and that no  grants be paid for wox-k falling  below this standard, .met with  unanimous support. Another  important resolution was to the  elfect.that the provincial government should employroad-building  experts" and engineers, these to  be at the disposal of rniUnicipali-  ties and--districts having no resident engineers. A course of  lectures on Good Roads is sugr  gested in another resolution.  Mrs. A. E. Todd, of Victoria,  was elected honorary-member of  the "Canadian % Highway Association. Much "of the credit for  the success (of the formation of  this body is due to a. E. Todd  and W. J. Kerr, who was rewarded for his energetic work by  being given the first presidency  of this ambitious organisation.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong's Slore.  Ouilchc'iui Avenue. Merritt.  M. L. GRIMMET, LL. B.  .t  Barrister and Solicitor  Nolnry Public  Solicitor for the   T? r\< oi Montreal  Corporation of City of Merritt  Property owners are -hereby  notified that their names ,will not  appear on .the voters list for 1912  unless they are registered own-  ers,in the Land Registry Office.  ���The list closes on .Thursday  November'30th and all owners are  requested, to .see that they are  properly registered before that  date.  H. Priest,  39-43 ��� City Clerk.   : : I-'  Finest1 Pool Room in the Interior .  THE PALACE  POOL ROOM  WANTED  Good man who understands filing and cutting timber. ; Five  months work, Apply, M. Bailey  P. T. Creek, or at this office.  40-2  What~the:cpunty of-Yale wants  is one .who. haSj, jjhei interests of  the county" at heart. What the  foregoing remark means will be  made apparent to;our readers in;  .&'short':.timeV~~y <;;'��� '������ ���'  -������*'"' *\ y \-,��a !<').*. v--''-  v..    u ��� ' .tl^��i ;  "'���^.Britij$)l;:Cblp'ftbia' won the international'���,'"Stii'^eli'\i'ropjiy. ;i_n  New. YorR: this \��eek\ for' chaniT  pion potatoes ^itliout 'the assise ,  &  ��� i'; -1  ANDREWS & SMITH, .Props.  ,      _ COMPLETE   STOCK   OF  CIGARSJ TOBACCOS \CIGARETTES  '-PIPES-'-CANDIES, -'^CIDEIRS- -  AND SOFT DRINKS  Cor. Voght' St. & Granite-Ave.,  MERRITT   J   v ^    ���  1 First Class  Barber Shop  v     In Connection.  M.  L. GlUMMETT,  W. M.  A.F.&A.M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the second  Tuesdayofeach  month at 8 p.  m.    Sojourney-  invited.  Fred S. Gay  Secretary.  AW. McVittie  DOMINION  &   PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR V  Subdivision Wcik  a   Specially  Offices with John Hutchison Co.  MERRITT, B. C. -.--'  A. Bt KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  Deoler in Electrical Supplies  FJX1URE SOWROOWS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  Hairness and  Saddlery  .  Harriess, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always -  in stock. -  Poultry and Stock Foods.?  ^  .   .Best .of isatisfa'ition.in all  ?   departynents.   . Prices    are  right*. <'.'*���;  >:/:;'��� ..��N':'.X;,Bn'R'Wi.cK....:.  icoia ���"���"    L ���.".*" ���. ..-,���; ,\   ' "��� ft*, rrrri  ELGIN WATCHES  RAILROAD GRADES  A SPECIALTY  REPAIRS GUARANTEED  ONE YEAR.  AH he laes in Fobs,   hains, Jewelry of every Descripion  mwmm & cranna, jewelebs  SEE   THE  EOR LIVERY, EXPRESS & DRAY WORK  WE CAN MOVE .Y.OUR  PIANO,' ~0USE20Ll>  FURNITURE OR  YOUR   HOUSE.   ' -- ;.-   CONTRACT WORK A SPECIALTY  WOOD FOR SALE  GEO.   RICHES'    OLD    STAND  COUTLIE AYENUE   .    --    -'  "REAR DIAMOND VALE   STORE  Nicola Valley  -Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry,  Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of=  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh  Fish  always  on  hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention^   Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I.. Eastwood  Manager  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  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  erritt Lumber Yard  ' ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  DEALERS IN  Lumber, Lath, Shingles,: Lime,  Geineilt atid all kinds building  material.  Lumber Yard- and "Office's:  VogHt Street, near C. P. R. Station; Merritt.  .   .  J    -.-J.!  ggi gff gg ^1 g gagg  \ ,. t.  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  [CdUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. McIntyre, prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET    L  '        NICOLA, B.C. 'd  ?li   'V'.-.rl'.v ?-f  Beef. utton,'etc., -always on hand  f Fresh Fish,  Eggs and Vegetables.    ......    ���> ���  .     .. --MzHESLOP, Prop.   ^y._  . .  "   --j .y,t iv. ?4tS-��7 ��r^*c -*~���/��� ""m��� i^ViSfe "^2?^ I r1 3m*RV^? -,j"=u-V**"-^,?-7iSS1" ,^rff.T -_d  nC   r - f>i ��� i  Friday,  November 10, 1911  THE NICOIA VALLEY NEWS  3  >MK-' >'  UhiiEV^^ro!,!  MB^^^IJO'  The Hand  That Cooks  The Dinner  is the Land that rules the world.  Ia spite of what they say abriit  "cradles", the slave is the all-in pun-  ant factor in "home-rule."   A  Chancellor  is the best guarantee lhat the "hand" wiil keep your home moving in the  right direction of Lcoi-omy and health.  PAv^c.*faliand,SC-e,OUri!n(;,of GURNEY-OXFORD STOVES and  RANGES that are built ai.d sold on honor.   Ihe C hancellorand Imperii.!  Oxfoid are equipped with the Oxford Economizer.     Come and  Jet  is  ��� show you how this marvellous device saves time and fuel by a single touch  ,of the lever; how it holds fire/and directs odors up ilu chimney.  ~�� V)e- Diviiiir�� ��ven Sl"P guides heat equally all over the oven���a  tone baking insurance. Tl e Reveisible Grate saves time and fuel-waste  .1 ntse, with other star- features, makf m proud to show theGurney-Oxioid  line. Design���finish���workrn.nt^hip���-all these details  we war.t to di.mui.&ua..i_ tu yoJr ��.iiuru satisfaction.  florin, nit.  TY  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.    -  . . -    Spacious - Rooms.  Excellent^ accommodation^   -_ WellJighted -throughout.  ,.yy Qhoice"Liquors and Cigars,  y Special "attention   to commercial trade.  . Rates $1.50 per'day.. Special Rates by the month  ANDREW HOGGAN  Proprietor  "There's No. Place Like Home"  SEE "US  For Pacific Coast ir Cedar and Spruce  f,  Luniber.  Shingles, Mouldijig/kath, Sash and'Doors.  Our finished Lumber is^Unequelled.  The Vancouver Lumber Co.  - ��� Limited.  Phone 41 Merritt, B. C.  TUESDAY'S BALL  -i  Menzies Hall Taxed to Capacity  by Guests at Orange Ball.  The supper-dance given by the  local Orangemen in Menzies Hall  last Tuesday evening was attended by nearly two hundred ladies  and gentlemen. Dancing commenced about nine o'clockj and  save for a brief intermission at  midnight, when an elaborate turkey, supper was served to the  merrymakers, continued until  three o'clock in the following  morning.?  The hall was prettily decorated  with greens for the occasion and  in spite of the snowstorm raging  without; the dancers suffered ho  discomfort, the committee in  charge" of" the affair having  thoughtfully provided^ against  such contingencies. It was not  until the revellers commenced to  wend their way home that the  young ladies achieved a complete  realization of the effects of four  inches of snow on low dancing  pumps and thin hosiery. Then  more than one feminine cry of  discomfort disturbed the.slumbers of the residents of the west  end of the city.  The music was all that could  be desired. The orchestra for  the evening were Mrs. John Wade  and Messrs R. S. Brown and  Smith. During the supper interval Mrs, Grimmett and Miss. Vair  played extras which were greatly appreciated. The committee  in charge of the arrangements  for the evening were Messrs J.  Patron, J. Fairclough, R. Baxter,  P. McLean and J. Leechman  Supper was served by Mesdames  Hyland and W. Jones. Archie  Jackson as usual was an excellent  floor manager.  Among the ladies present were  Mesdames Bryden, Lobsinger,  Stephenson, A. Wilson, G. Osmond, M. Kirby, Batersby, J.  Cleasby (Canford), H. Priest,  Grimmett, A. Hoggan,.A. Smith,  Welfare, Mans ton, Smith (Coutlee), Trehearn, Lemar, Drybor-  ough, Bond, Cumberland^ P.  Meyers and T. Clark. Also Misses Marriot, Bryden, Smith, Mc-  Inulty, L. Baldwin; H. Hyland,  Z. Palmer, Harding, P. Priest,  Vair, Welfare arid Andrews.  SERIES OF LECTURES  The departure of agricuiture  has this year arranged for - some  courses in fruit and vegetable  growing to be conducted by the  horticultural branch of the department.  It has been decided to arrange  these meetings under the:, auspices of the Farmers' Institutes'.  Short courses will be. held during  December," -January, February  and March. These meetings  proved very popular last winter,  and and already applications  have been received for a number of districts for their continuation! ty*�� /fea:r; in\ general  character; thes^e \ meetingsi^are  distinct from and superior to the  usual. Farmers' Institute gather-;  ings in the followings respects:  The great majority of the ad  dresses are given by permanent  officials of the ���" horticultural  branch of the department. These  men have studied conditions in  the province, and are well  acquainted with the numerous  local problems. The meetings  will extend over two days. The  The questings wijl extend over  two days, morning, afternoon  and evening. This permits of  all discusions on all phases of  the subject in hand.  Special feature will be practical demonstrations in orchard  practice,"'planting, pruning and  spraying. Special emphasis will  be given' to the study of soils,  their analysis, treatment, cultivation, fertilizers, etc. Lectures delivered in the evenings  will be illustrated with lantern  views. Special lectures in-connection will be given by the  deputy-minister of agriculture,  by the prairie markets commissioners, and by prominent fruit  growers. Local fruit growers  will be asked to take places on  the program and lead in discussion. An attractive program will  be got put out for each point and  the meetings thoroughly locally  advertised.  The series ot lectures and discussions will be furnished in each  case to local conditions, and the  central idea of the solid course is  to furnish real inspiration and  and information for the best development of our district. ;  A partial list of subjects is as  follows:      i -  The selection of orchard sites  and soils; Buying nursery stock,  and the cost of commercial  varieties: Propagation of trees,  grafting and budding; Soils,  their I origin'7 and types; The  planting arid care of the orchard;  Soil cultivation; Fertilizers for  orchards; The use of cover  crops and crops for green maiiu-  ing; Pruning; The prevention of  winter injury to fruit trees;  Plant physiology, its its importance to the fruit grower; insects  and plant diseases; sprays and  spraying; The growing- of small  fruits; Judging of fruits and exhibition standards; Practical cooperation in buying and selling;  Economy in production; Simple  book-keeping;/The markets for  fruits and. vegetables; "Commercial production of early and  late potatoes; Celery, cabbage;  tomatoes; Profitable onion growing; and fertilizers for vegetable crops.  To secure these short courses  the department makes the following requirements:  The granting of any application to be at' the discretion of  the department. Where no short  course is granted, the previous  requisition of the institute should  be fulfilled.  The dates and programme of  meetings to be arranged by the  department.  yAt most meetings at two  centres in any institute district,  exceept at the discretion of the  department'' >      ��  A guaran teed average attendance of thirty at each meetings.  INCORPORATED 1855.  100 Branches in Ontario, Quebec and  The West.  IDLE MONEY may be deposited until  required.  INTEREST paid on all .balances twi ce  a year.  Every description of Banking Business  trans cted.  CAPITAL   -     -' $4,000,000.00  RESERVE   -   v' $4,944,777.00  MERRITT BRANCZ  L ���. ft. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  IF  YOU  CONTEMPLATE  BUILDING  SEE  H. L. PENINGTON  Contractor & Builder,  MERRITT.  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.  FOR FIRST-CLASS WORK  GO TO  Pioneer Barber  Shop  Brown & Penington,     - . Props.  Next door to Brunswick  Pool Room  RAZORS HONED.  MERRITT.  WATER NOTICE  11, Frank P. Pattersoa; ��f Ti  B.,phs - ian,giveK��tie�� that, oatke  15dy > ��� November, -1911,' I intend  to apply to the Water Commissioner at  his office in Nicola for a license te take  and in fifteen cubia feet of water per  secaai' f ron 'Canyon Croeki a -tributary  ���f Troat Creek, frost th�� aeath, in Nicola Diriaiea ��f Kamloops District' The  water iateta taken from: the stream  about "fe#,miles from the mouth of Canyon Creek, and is to be used on lots 1149,  1150, 1151 and3755,Osoyoos District for  irrigation purposes. - r  Frank P. Patterson,  by his agent  J. D. ANDERsoN.^of Trail, B.C.  WATER   NOTICE  l\ix:  little study of the printing question  right now will convince you that the  work turned out by us is just as neatly  executed asj^ou 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  i��-SPHO>sE*'25.     MERR11T, R. C.  Tom Smith returned to the  city from Spenres Bridge on  Wednesday night's train.  CANADIAN  *3  ^.T-rrarraa  Western Lines  Wc.it or Revelstoke  Train leaves 12.35 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 38.40.  Tickets on salp to all point's '  Canada and.'United States.  Accommodation reserved  arid-corn plete' passagc!;book -  ed to any'part of Great Britain toJ.Canaria. If sending'  for your: -friends- purchase  your ticket here-and avoid  the risk of si'nYHrg money.  For rates and .sailings apply  m7 7:-    -:i:   ..'-.-.��� - ��� -���  A$|ii>l  n. pnm:R  -        rrtuiii, n.,!t:.  Or write to  u. \\\ r.R.orHE  .Ciunci'itl   Tassenper   Agent  Vancouv^i, U.C.  We, the Inland Development Company, Limited, incorporated under tfre  Companies Act; of .1910, "with head office  at Penticton; in British Columbia, .give  notice that .on the 21st;day-of; October,  1911, it intends, to, apply; to the Water  Commissioner, at] his office in Ashcroft,  in the District of Yale, for a license; to  take and use four (4) cubic feet of water  per second from the South Branch of  .the^West-BranchotOtter-Creek^in-the  Yale Division of Yale District.       .  ;  The water is 1bp.be taken from the  said Creek about 500 feet from its mouth,  about one and a half miles from main  Otter Creek, and is to be used on the  land adjoining on Baid creek and adjacent territory for industrial,purposes. .  The Inland Development,  ' Company, Limited.  -36        By R. Z. Chandler. Agent.  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP���Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  ..wish, to sell and sell  anythihg you wish  to buy.  Kennedy :&  Cunningham  Jv.  VOGHT STREET  I  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the best.  In every department we aim to please, and we generally succeed."  COMMERCIAL TRADE A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  GEO. McGRUTHER.Prc F.  Merritt,B. C.  m OOLDSTREAM ESTATE  VERNON. B.C.  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 Coldstreanr Estate. -;  General Agen,       V. D. CURRY,       Vernon, B. C.  Si^irv^ff '^f-'v^r^^'y  Has Been  In the  At the 1,500 feet  level!  The Mine Reports:  "Cross-cut 15 feet  of Coal hjgh grade  and the face  still in coal."  What more assurance  do you want as to the  future of Coalmont ?  See WILLIAMSON, the Townsite  Agent, Office adjoining tho  . Coldwater Hotel.'  Williamson & Turner  Sole Agents.  COALMONT, B. C.  :,   I  ���:,::-���.-..<* -*   flTSiui    ti -.-S^K-V ' *^H,.�����-    wf 7-'(.C.".T. .'��*-     mT'   -i-15"7 .it1 I'l  .-0..-MS*-* -l.-     . .  -�� >_���--��"  - * 3fc*<��  - f   - ��.<���-���* Tl. ft*-i~~-n   .. ~-*-r   V   4W   .      . �� �����*>. ' c'.Sj'SSW'.:.. ��� i    -  ^ i".-'*T .i^"-   >"J1* . fli�� ilj-r*.-i ,���,t.        1 i rTr-=i *ViTS *L>--"   IV ������ *>-i. Z 4L '(=    f���� -iiXV^1 " "���J"-'="* "*"_ -�� .-V* *>  *"|^   JV' Or>-~ i". *��� -" -V"i .- ��� T 3tf .J.-" -Bii-    'ViV.r   >/l4>-V.'Tl.''^V  ������"*��� i.S.'j'   ���^.'T iT"--..."��il    i  -   mtV ~ ��� ��� ..��" ��ii'-��-* r �����  l-Tjr-lAiJlllifl" -j���a.  ������---.   ������.M-[tiim.��Trir,Mi>iiii-.^-i--'''-^rr> *���-.������ ������'-.         - <-      ..   ft.,.���-..���-1���~���.rf��� ��       t.      .    . .^   .     . .-i....   .f,n���.i^=a�����..���_ . _-..-.   *_n u  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Fmbas, November 10,  1911  We have just  received  a new  shipment  of  pipes  consisting of the well known  BBB and Peterson.  .... ' t.  Also a nice selection of cheaper lines from which to  ������.'���''* choose.  A. F. RANKINE  Captain Foster, of Nicola, was  a visitor to Spence's Bridge last  Tuesday.  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  Chief Burr, of the provincial  police at Ashcroft, was a visitor  to Lytton on Tuesday, En route  back to Ashcroft he took an Iiid*  ian prisoner from^pence's Bridge  to jail.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Born���To Mr. and  Smith, on Tuesday  7th, a son.  Mrs. Thos.  'November  Bert Smith is now a resident of  Vancouver, Though the name is  the same he is no relation to Mr.  Smith of the Transfer company.  Miss Edythe Irvine is the guest  of Mr. and Mrs. Jones at their  home on Nicola avenue.  The Merritt Social and Dramatic Club is prospering and becoming quite a fashonable society  these days.  During ��� a severe wind-storm  last Sunday afternoon .George  McGruther the genial host of ithe  Merritt hotel, lost his flagstaff,  which was snapped off at the foot  like a twig. Shorty, who was  crossing his. suspension bridge a  moment before, was he^ard. to, observe "My luck's in to-day .or  that piece of timber might have  slanted in my direction and put a  useful citizen to sleep."   o :���'������. ,    :  G. M. Gemmill has taken the  position as cashier, of the Nicola  Valley Meat Market, vice Miss  Bertha McGoran resigned.  Mrs. R. Newcombe is spending  a few days this week with Mrs.  George McGruther.  W. Wilkinson, of the: Diamond  Vale Supply Company is the holder of a gold medal earned.in the  North Tyneside Football League  A well-known city man turned  a Catherine wheel in a public  place at 2.30 one morning this  week for a wager.; :������;���-  M. Sherwood celebrated, his  ���th. birthday. It happened, this  week, on Tuesday to'be exact.  No, girls, we won't" give ,him  away.    Just keep ori guessing.  Frank M. Coffee returned from  a   fortnight's   vacation   at   the  coast on-Tuesday evening,  has resumed the position as  itor of the News, which he  signed two months ago.  Sid Mearbri's name was inadvertently omitted from theCout-:  lee prize shoot in our last issue.  Sid is a crack shot mounted or  afoot, and he captured two prizes at Coutlee.  He  ed-  re-  " Owing to a freight wreck on  the local branch Saturday's train  readied Merritt several, hours  late, and the mail for, some reason was not put off here but  earried on to Nicola, distribution  here being held up till Monday  afternoon.'  There is a welcome change in  the train service inaugurated  from Sunday last. The down  train leaves Merritt at 1.15 p. m.,  and the up train pulls in at 6.15,  which will give an earlier hour  for the sorting of mail. ���  A. S. Bennett, a newspaper  man from Merritt, B. C, was a  visitor to .the Free Press office  Thanksgiving Day. He thinks  that Wetaskiwin has established  especial reasons to be proud of  its progress and the prosperity  of the district generally. Things  are equally progressive in own  coal mining, agricultural and  fruit dis trict for which the people  should, and are truly thankful.  Merritt, only three years old,. has  a population close to the 2000  mark. Mr. Bennett is on a trip  through this-arid left Tuesday to  visit relatives.'"��� Wetaskinwin  Free  Press. ..':.  MERRITTIAN WINS $600  It   looks   as   though   Merritt  sports had scored at last.   -For  the whole racing season they've  been angling at" the dollar cou-..  pons thrown out upon  an  optimistic world by'the sweepstake  runners of Victoria,   but up to  now there's beeh^ "ha luck aboot  the house'' locally.,  Some have  contented    themselves   with   a  single-dollar cast into the 'pool,  while others have bought bait in  buncheSj among ithe latter'being  Otto   Nitze   of   the   Brunswick  Pool Room; who'was fortunate  enough,;tohave'among; his cou-*.  pons No. 5682, ;which drew the  horse Rockland in the Cambridge-;  shire .^ run Wednesday week in  England. Otto has received word  that it is thought by. the :Van-;  couver racing   fraternity   that  Rockland was a starter,   but- as  no complete list of runners in  the race has been cabled over he  has to await the arrival of old  coun try papers 'before ��� drawing  his prize, which should amount  to about $600, as in the St. Leger  this fall, a much smaller sweepstake, all those drawing starters  received $480.; -The-winner of  the Cambridgeshire sweep drew  $11,160, and the;first three .prizes all went to" Victoria men.  Hugh McGuire, part proprietor  of the. Globe Hotel at Lytton,  was in Vancouver on business  during the latter part of last  week.   *  Howard Lawes,- well known  locally, paid his first visit to Vancouver in three months last Monday. -' "  ' Miss" Seaton, of the post-office  staff, -has been, off duty this week  through sickness, but is now  back at her post again. '- '  The local drafting-room staff  ,of the Kettle Valley Railway Co.  has been increased during the  past week by the appointment of  Messrs. Val Hvidt and H. H.  Damman. These two gentlemen  succeed Messrs. W.' Reid and  Edgar Howe; the former having  been transferred about six weeks  ago to the Penticton office and  the latter having resigned his  position and returned to England.,.  Reverend T. Walker,-who, it  will be. recalled, was seriously iri-,  jured by a blast some months ago?,  has resigned^his position with the  local Anglican Church and is how  a resident of Vancouver. .':.  T.  Cogswell,  of Canford,   accountant for the Nicola Valley  Pine"Lumber% Company,   was a  'visitor to the city: last Tuesday.  Jim McKenzie has arrived in  town from' Spokane and Vancouver. Jim's pet line is carpentry, and his credentials show  him to be a first-class man at the  job.  What might have been- a serious accident befell Mrs.~ Christina  Hoggan oh 'Saturday last. : {The  trap-door cdhnecting with -:the'  ^cellar had beeriinadvertentlyfleft  open for' a few moments and- the  lad y being ��� una ware * of. -the : fact  came thrbugh;into the bar arid  steppedvheadlong.dowh the trap,  andv fortunately ..escaped with  a few bruises7 i&pd PP bones  broken. '"'' "'7        '     ..   y ['������;.  WITH THE METHODISTS  The Methodists held their pleasant Saturday evening in the  church on Nov. 4th. -  Mr. Dodding of Lower Nicbla  in the chair when an interesting  program of vocal arid instrumental music was rendered, ��� -,  The chairman remarked that  those pleasant Saturday night  concerts, etc., were'" * got j up  for enjoyment, and to bring 'peq-  ple together for sociability arid  pleasant as thejprevious meetings  had been still there were others  to follow as-the winter months  rolled on.' Following was the  program:��� . -  Mr. John Smith, "song, Daddy;  D.   Dodding, - song,   When   the  Pealy Gate's Unpart;,;- Mrs. A.  Limb,   song, *" Beautiful   River;  Duncan Munroe, song.  The. Lost  Chord;  Oliver  Morn,   mandolin  solo, Swansea River; Messrs McKenzie and  Hogg, Duett, ' Larboard Watch'; Rev., C, F.'Conner  recitation,   Volunteer   Organist;  Mr./'A.   Limb, Concertina solo,  Selected; Duncan Munroe, song,  Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep;  J.   Smith, song, The Song that  Reached hiy Heart; D. Dodding,  song, We'il Never say Good^Bye.  This , brought   an ��� interesting  evening  to   a   close.    Preacher  next Sunday morning and evening, the Rev. CvF.,. Conner.   A.  welcome to all. ~  .'.,.,-.���      CATHOLIC CHURCH     :  November' 19th; mass  in. the  Sacred Heart Church at 10 a. m.  Gathechism- and Holy Scripture  atf2:p.ih.v        ���:���''-. -':   ������-.���*':;"  '���"'".'".  '���Rosary and Benediction  at 3  p.ym.z.y '���-���.���'���'���'.'..'������ y-;'      ���������:.-  ^  Jas. ^ Wagner, O. M. I.   ���.  ������-���- ���".       Pastor:      '     '������������������������  ^ ,��,*-.. ?-t rhyy<Xik^:^i i  7 Wfi.  ?'fD^7tt  Gum tolfij ���;  HERE'S A BOOST: FOR MERRITT  John A.-Bland;.who has been  in the city for the last ten. days  representing.a Vancouver^underwriting firm, >Had the following  to say last- week-erid on the/rap-  proaching wind-up of his present  business here: yy    .y i  ."I've travelled east .-and. west'  through every' State iri the IJhidh  and every Provirice in Canada,  visiting townsybbth large ;and  sniallseeking business, for; ;my  company, and "will: say right here  that in proportion to its size I've  never had the good luck-to hit a  dandier town ---if 6r business thkh  Merritt, iBXG., '-I-I've:*v closed iTip  more ^ busines^-diere dun  brief stey 'thini-L wbuidv^hay's;  done elsewhere in rmariy:: tovsyas  double or treble-the size of ;Mer-:  ritti; which' is v^ry" satisfactory'  from, my: nrjtn?"^ poiiit ofX. view/  Apart f r6m':thi^'I:?clajiri^roiri rtiy  own ��� ]berMn��^fexperiericeT* you  have ; heW H^o^d^Merritt^; a  gathering; pfjpepplp ariiohgphe,  most r hospitable fandt optimig ti��  in;"-the\ world eombiried ��� "witnj a  superb- climate -which is certainly  hard tc�� beat;-V-% leave the Valley  to-day with regret, but "hope to  be back here'within two weeks/  and shall also placeanqther'man  dowri   here- to'' represent jour  fb^7x7'?;yW:&y;y-:r7y7?  Such an eulogy from a cosmq-  poiitah like; *Mry^Bland: As V high  praise indeed..'''He has for years  been, manager of-the life depart-"  ment of-the."company represented,; and his "brother is president  of the celebrated Old Dominion  mine iniArizoha..  ; -  y'7 LEAVES FOR STATES     y  ;H. H. SchmidtJiefi for^Sbuth  Dakota lafet Mbriday ;6n a business tripy iHeyvIn.return, to the  valley ;riext March. .While he is  away he. will leave a crew of men  atjworkonJheiBig Sioux_copr)er  property .which? he owns. Mr.  Schmidt, has had; a large force at,  work on this-property dqing development work ajl- summer, and  he expects on - his return to be  able to increaserthe force. He  is very optimistic on the showings  thus far revealed arid hopes to  have a paying, proposition in the  near ^future.    :"''���'   -f1  TWO  SHOWS DAILY : 7.30 to 9, 9 to 10.30.    Good Music under direction of  a   Professor  NEW PROGRAM MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY.  4,000 feet of film each Show.    Prices: Adults, 25c.; Children, 1 Oc.  PROGRAMME FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, NOV. 3 and 4.  Branding a Bad Man. The Mill of the Gods. \ Hypnotising a Hypnotist.  THE  You waste in.looking up do-'  mestic help could be saved  by simply Inserting a "Help'  Wanted" ad. in our Classified  ."olumns. Our paper is read  by the desirable class, and  goes Into hundreds of homes  that get no other.  t* m. w. Ma*��ir  ave  .' ���  '������. r7<X-  :y--.:ry:;j|yy:  FOR WOOD^OR GOAL  ���A'-'-. .*.�����'  ��������-!.<!������  complete  in  heifewith  as is  in the  %7,,i;: J^^  very   best   material,   iiipunted   by   the   most  skilled labor,   they  cannot  fail  to  give  satisfaction. .  CALL AND INSPECT OUR STOCK  fe  GENERAL  New Howse Block;  '.' p*  Quilchena Avenue

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