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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.  P. C. C. Directors' Are  Satisfied  With Prospects of Collieries  Messrs Winchester, Champlain  and Hudson, of Minneapolis, who  are interested with Messrs Ley-  rer and Derry in the Pacific  Coast Collieries, paid a visit to  the valley last week for the purpose of inspecting their mine.  After inspecting the workings  and their other holdings in the  district they expressed themselves to the News as decidedly  pleased with the outlook.  Although not yet definitely decided it was the opinion of the  visitors that the permanent  equipment of the Pacific Coast  Collieries will be located on the  Blair flat, about the centre. The  present workings will be utilised  as a return airway. In the meantime, however, development will  be carried on at the present  workings.  Leyrer and Derry have definitely decided to do some prospecting on their holdings and the diamond drilling will be commenced about the middle of next May.  In all they expect to do a little  over a thousand feet of diamond  drilling.  Messrs Hudson and Champlain  drove through the valley and  showed great interest in the crop  reports; stating at the conclusion  of their trip that the Nicola Valley has a remarkable future.  What most surprised them,  though, was the size of this city  and its evident solidarity.  P. A. REID & CO.  Specialists in  Men's Clothing, Furnishings, Boots and Shoes.  EDWARDS-RUDRUM  Last Saturday evening, at the  residence of Mr. and Mrs. Skimming, at Middlesboro, Miss Daisy  Edwards was united in marriage  to Mr. W. Rudrum. Both parties  are well known in Middlesboro  where they have resided for some  months past.   The bride was the  TO YOU  Now is the time to procure your Christmas presents  and this is the place to buy them espec ially if you are  looking for anything in the following lines:  Christmas Cards,      Post Cards,  Christmas. Stationery,   Novelties,  Post Card Albums,  Toys,   Decorations  recipient of a handsome present  from ihe boarders at the Middlesboro Boarding House, where she  had been employed for some time  past. The present was in the;  form of house ^furniture. The  happy couple have taken up their  residence in Armstrong's terrace  in Merritt. A large number of  the friends of both parties wit  nessed the ceremony.  7  -���*&  o���   MAN KILLED AT CANFORD  Last Tuesday morning Oley  Olson, a decker working with  the logging crew of J. T. Powers,  at the latter's camp on Spius  Creek, missed his grip on a log  with a peavie and slipped as he  tried to avoid the falling log. His  head struck on a stone and the  log rolled over him, breaking his  arm and fracturing his skull.  Constable Vachon and Corner  Tutill were notified and went to  the camp that evening and held  an inquest, the jury returning a  verdict of accidental death.  FOOTBALL  Representative ; rugby teams  from this city and Middlesboro  will battle for the Rithetts cup  at Middlesboro next Sunday  afternoon. A large crowd "of  spectators is expected to turn  out for the event.  Ten Skips Were  nesday  Selected on Wed-  Evening  Christmas Games, Etc. Etc.  i  Musical Instruments  Besides pur regular Pianos and Piano Players we have  a large assortment of Banjos, Guitars, Mandoline  Strings, Harmonicas, Accordeons, Mandolin  Strings,  Guitar Strings, Resin, Etc.  Sewing Machines  Having bought outright the Singer Sewing Machine  of which I have the sole agency, I am now prepared  to quote you prices on these machines far belcw your  expectations. For instance cur regular $75 machine  is now���well you had better  call  and  let me tell you  our prices.  JR.  c  GREGOR  At a well attended meeting of  members of the Merritt Curling  Club in the Board of Trade rooms  last Wednesday ev.ening Messrs  G. F. Ransome, A.: W. Strickland  A. N. B, Rogers,yW> K. Hyslop,  Bemal ��� Bewley^^rank - -Barnes,-  M. L. Grimmett,"Robert MeDon-  ald, Frank Slough and Rev. Petrie were elected ' 'skips''. These  gentlemen will meet as soon as  possible and form their rinks.  Mr. Bewley reported that the  building, which is erected as a  protection against snow, rain and  wind, is now completed and it  was decided ��� to instal a system of  gasoline lighting to illuminate it  at nights. r  Four sets of curling stones  have been received from Messrs  Tisdall, of Vancouver. With a  slight amount of grading the  ground will be ready for the ice-  making. It is proposed to make  this over a bed of sawdust, to  obviate the possibility of the ice  thawing the ground beneath it  when firmly laid. Mr. Joseph  Graham, manager of the Inland  Coal and Coke Company, will  donate the sawdust. It is anticipated that the first curling will  take place within a week".  ATTEMPTED SUICIDE  On Monday evening a Russian  by the name of "Dan Basco(?)"  attempted to commit suicide  over a restaurant in this city.  He succeeded in gashing himself  over the heart and severing his  windpipe. He was found immediately after he fell "to "the floor  and doctors were summoned. He  is now under arrest, but still remains under the doctor's care,  with a guardian to see that he  makes no more attempts at self-  destruction.  ...��.  Last Tuesday afternoon Davy  Miller, who is workirg for Max  Eckar, furnished quite a little  amusement for a number of his  friends by endeavoring to ride a  small bay bronco. His attempts  were numerous, and each had a  sudden, ending, which [made a  noticeable (lint in Nicola avenue.  !.  Reid Block  Next to Barwick's  Miss B. Cousins, who was a  member of the local school staff  during the year," and who has  lately.h'-en employed as accountant for D. Munro., will leave for  Vancouver on December 24th.  Miss Co isins numerous friends  will tr--e itlv r.-grot her departure  from the city. .        ;���  Three Well Known Miners Succumbed to White Damp  3n Jfemcrtam  <Robert Dishjirr, aged 28.  D. Wunmirovich, aged 25.  Alex. Thompson, Aged 16  Sometime between^three and  four o'clock last71Sunday afternoon Death stalked into No. 2  mine of the Nicola Valley Coal  and Coke Company's property at  Middlesboro. When the grim  reaper had taken his toll three  men had been eliminated.  Stricken by the deadly white  damp, the bodies of Robert  Dishart, Dusan Wurmirovichand  Alex. Thompson, the former men  attaining their prime, the last  but a youth, lay prone on the  floor of an air shaft, off the main  level of the mine. Strange irony  of Fate! Driving for air, they  were plucked by the deadly menace which their work was to minimise.  'A bad shot" sums up the  tragedy, succintly; but it cannot  express the universal grief which  prevailed when the news spread  through Middlesboro and the vicinity. ; ���  The circumstances of the tragedy appear to have been as follows:   The victims were working  on the second shift, of the day,  which runs from three o'clock in  the   afternoon    until     eleven.  The.first shift gangs go to work  at seven o'clock in the morning,  remaining until three in the afternoon.    It   appears   that  the  last shot fired by the men on the  morning shift in the rock tunnel  where.the men met their death,  was,defective._one- -half, of. the  charge exploding, and the other  burning.    The immediate result  was that the fire boss required  them  to desist from their work  in the air shaft until the fumes  had been properly dissipated.  It  is also stated that when the first  shift went off the fire boss notified Wurniirovich,   Dishart and  Thompson of the bad shot, and  advised them to wait until the  second shift fire boss had made  an examination before going to  work.    For some reason the unfortunate victims appear to have  gone in to work :as.usual,   arid  when the second shift fire boss  came round to examine the workings at about four o'clock   he  found   their   bodies   stretched  prone on the floor, each across  the other.    Young Thompson's  work was to turn a hand fan,  which gave a circulation of air  for the men working on the face  of  the   rock.     He   was   found  across the older men.   It would  seem then thai whenthefirstman  entered to the face of the workings he was suffocated  by  the  deadly white damp; and the second seeing him fall went to his  assistance, being in turn asphyxiated: perhaps the second man,  realizing his plight,  had cried  out as he fell, and young Thompson following the most natural  instinct in human nature, left his  fan and hurried to his assistance  and was smothered himself.    So  they lay until the fire boss,  W.  Hallanin, arrived on his rounds.  As soon as he saw the bodies  the latter realised what had happened and gave a general alarm.  All work promptly stopped and  the task of recovering the bodies  commenced. With that magical  svyiftness peculiar to such tragedies the alarm was general  throughout the entire camp  ���within a few minutes after the  discovery of the bodies. A great  crowd gathered round ihe mine  mouth and waited for the bodies  to be brought to the air. In the  mine excitement was intense,  and the general tension was  strained still further when young  Thompson's father, employed on  the same shift, made an effort to  recover his. boy. ..His friends  had great difficulty, in getting  him to the surface. The mother,  too, and Robert Dishart's wife,  were prostrated. Doctors Williams and Gillis were summoned  by telephone as soon as the accident became known and made  record time in arriving at the  mine. JWhen the bodies were  brought to pure air they and  Superintendent Charles Graham  worked for hours forcing oxygen  into the lungs and endeavoring  by ev;ery means in their power to  restore life to the stiffened  limbs. But it was in vain, and  the three were forced to give up  at last.  All'day Monday the mines remained shut down and on Tuesday they started again, to be  shut down once more on Wednesday for the funeral of Robert  Dishart and Alex Thompson,  If the grief of the friends of  the deceased and their families  was great, how much greater  was that of those immediately  concerned! A fine tribute to  their brother workmen was paid  by the Servians, who followed  the bodies of their compatriot  and Dishart and Thompson to  their homes after the doctors  had given them up.  Dusan Wurmirovich was a  Servian and one of the best  known and most popular at the  mine. He was a member of a  Servian society and accordingly  it was decided to bury him ac-  co: ding to the ritual of that  order. After Coroner Tutill's  jury had returned a verdict of  death due to carbon monoxide  gas the body was put into a  sealed casket, and on Tuesday  afternoon shipped to Washington. Accompanying the body  went his brother and his three  cousins.  DOMINION AND  THE   FUNERALS.  A   few   minutes    after    two  o'clock on Wednesday afternoon  the funera   of Alex Thompson  left the ;family residence.at Middlesboro.     It proceeded  to the  corner   of    Voght   and   Priest  streets, where the cortege from  the Dishart home united with it.  Thence the long procession filed  to the   cemetery.. It   was   the  longest profession in the history  of  the   Valley,   stretching  out  over   a^ quarter   of  a   mile   in  length.  The body of Thompson was interred according to the rites of  the Presbyterian church by Rev.  Petrie. Robert Dishart was  buried by Rev. C. F. Connor, of  the Methodist church; and as the  first clods of earth were dropped  on the coffin Mesdames Trehearn,  A. Limb, Muir and F. S. Gay  sang a requiem hymn,  By  his  Merritt  PRESENTATION FROM STAFF  Last Thursday afternoon William Mclntyre, former proprietor of the Coldwater hotel, was  made the recipient of a handsome  watchcharmf=as=a=testimonial^of  appreciation from the members  of the staff of the Coldwater  Hotel. The charm took the form  of a twenty dollar gold piece, on  the reverse side of which was inscribed 'Presented to William  Mclntyre, Xmas 1911.  staff. Coldwater Hotel  B. C."  This happy tribute is the employees mark of appreciation for  his consideration towards them.  With Mrs. Mclntyre and his  daughter, Mr. Mclntyre will  shortly leave for Nova Scotia to  spend Christmas with his father  whom he has not seen for years.  After that they will leave for a  tour through England, Ireland  and Scotland, possibly taking in  the ��� continent before. his return  to this city during the summer  of 1912.  Company Invests in Pastoral and  Agricultural Land.  To a representative of this paper  Captain Leader yesterday announced  that the Dominion and Western J and  Co., Ltd., has completed the purchase  of approximately twenty thousand acres  of arable and grazing lands in the Aspen Grove, Missoula Lake and Quilchena districts. It is the intention of  the company to utilise the land for pastoral purposes.  What amount of money is involved  in the deal is as yet unknown, as Capt.  Leader did not make any statement in  that respect. The Dominion and Western Land Co., Ltd., is a minor corporation of the Norton Griffiths interests;  so that, to those who are at all familiar  with the large scale operations of Mr.  Griffiths, there is no doubt that further  developments may be looked for in  connection with this company. '-'-.���  Norton Griffiths is the head and front  of the Norton Giifflths Construction  Co., of London, England, which firm  are the greatest contractors in the  world. Norton Griffiths himself has  created his great company within - less ,  than twenty years. He went out to  Africa from the old country when a  very young man; and there, commencing on.a small scale, built up a company and a reputation which was soon  to cause huajL to be regarded by close  observers of South African conditions  as the great rival���perhaps the-bete  noir���of Cecil Rhodes, then the commanding figure in the affairs of the  new frontier of Empire. Death, however, removed Rhodes from the realm  of politics aud business, and; Norton  Griffiths was promptly acclaimed as his  logical successor.  Between the two,  curiously  enough,  there were certain similarities, both in  methods and temperament; both being  Imperialists    of   the   fighHrig    type.  South   Africa,   however,     proved   too  limited for Norton Griffiths to exercise  his abilities to their full scope, and he  soon   turned   to   South   America   and  rapidly acquired great interests   there.  Today it is stated that no company in  the world has as extensive interests in  Chili, Argentina, and  Brazil as Norton  Griffiths.    Perhaps it is in South America that he has made the greatest reputation-.as a contractor:.the.contract for:^  docks in Rio de. Janeiro alone, involving~  the sum of eleven million sterling;  and  he also had a  controlling influence in  the construction of the  trans-Andean  railway, by the construction' of which  tne-east   and   west   coasts   of-South  America were linked with steel bands.  During   the   past 18 months he was  elected to Parliament in England as a=-  Conservative and a fighting Imperialist. .  In looking  at Norton  Griffiths one  has no hesitation in picking him out as  a dominating figure in  a  crowd. - His ���  height is about  six  feet two' inches,'  with  a  figure clean-built and-, strong.  Perhaps his  eyes  are  the  most com- '  pelling thing about him;  being of a  curiously   clear,   deep   blue.' *"  When  speaking to anyone he looks him directly between the eyes, and when specially interested the pupils dilate, lending  them   an   oddly   piercing   expression.  The general contour of his head is not,  unlike that of Lord Kitchener," though  the latter is not nearly so handsome a  man as Griffiths and has not.quite as  prognathous a jaw.    When aroused, it  is his reputation,  those who  cross his  path will be trampled on; and when he  befriends  a  man  no  courtesy  is too  small for  him   to   show.    Absorbed in  interests which   are  world wide  in  a  larger than the usual sense,   even  the   smallest undertaking is not.too small  for him to grasp and remember the  details. His ambition is to make more  real and vital the new Imperialism.  Scarcely forty, he is a world figure.  What will he be when sixty? ���  Captain and Mrs. Leader have been  in the Valley for several months and  both are enamoured with the climote.  Capt. Leader as representative of the  Dominion and Western Land believes  that the Valley offers unexcelled opportunities for the agriculturist and  there is no doubt bat that the company  will be a great factor in the' development of the Nicola Valley.  CHINESE ARE PATRIOTS  During the week local Chinamen sent out one thousand dollars  to China, to be used by the revolutionists in defraying expenses  in connection with the rebellion.  Canadian Chinese have already  sent two million dollars to China  and are now endeavoring to raise  a further sum of one million dollars for the same end,  Mr. and Mrs. John Millar will  shortly leave for California, Mr.  Millar having definitely severed  his connection with the Herald.  During their stay here they have  made a host of friends and their  decision to spend the winter  in California will be the more regretted, inasmuch as Mr. Millar  is compelled to go op account of  his wife's ill health.  O ;,'  Jimmy Cummings, who built  the spur from the mill of the  Nicola Pine Lumber Company to  the C. P. R., at a point north of  Joe Cleasby's ranch, arrived in  the city on Monday evening and  left for Canford'^gain; the following Wednesday^He'has been  occupied for sometime in repairing the dam at the mill site; 2  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, December 8,  1911  outre a  Established 1817. Head Offie :    Monreal  Capital ....        $14,877,570.00  Reserve and Undivided Profits       $16,855,185.36  Savings Bank 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  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  All Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt��Factories.  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  RUNSWIGK  -VOGHT--ST"���-��������� ������--���-���-.". i-v opposite the- ME RR1TT.  rvs��jni    ji.    .        "'SUNSHINE    THEATER, mc*    ax��xl*4  JOE   HOLLER   and    OTTO    NITZE, Proprietors.':  Under new management '������ and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the best.  In every department we aim to please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL TRADE A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  GEO. McGRUTHER, Prop.  Merritt, B. C  HARRY H. WARD  Real Estate   and Insurance  Representing: old board companies such as:  ���Sur.",  "Noiwich Uricr",   "iiinlr'-' at   nlof,  Your Patronage is Solicited.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance  Six months $1.00  J. w. ELLIS  Manager  One dollar per inch per month f.r rcsrular 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  P.O. Box 20 Merritt. BC.  Phone 25.  Office Conklin Block,  Voght Street, Merritt.  PUBLIC   SPIRIT  . The character of any town is  determined by its permanent not  its transient citizens. Most of the  people living in this town either  have lived or will live here during  a good part of their lives. These  people are therefore largely answerable for the town's past and  its future. If they are enterprising and broad minded the  town as a political unit will adopt  an enterprising and broad gauged  policy. Making one's home is  riot wholly comprised in the  building of a house on a lot with  a fence around it and a walk in  front. Of necessity the influences within the home are of paramount interest to the head of a  family. But the influences outside of the home���the atmosphere of the community���is almost as important to the individual home maker as is the atmosphere of his fireside.  No citizen can safely live for  himself alone.    He is one of the  component parts of this community and���whether to be active or  passive���he exerts a potent influence in  determining its character.    K n owi ng as everybody does  know,   that   early environment  leaves a permanent impress upon  the child it is difficult to explain  the indifference of citizens with  respect to their part in making  the environment in which they,  their children and their neighbors' children spend the formative period of their lives.  .^Time4out-^pfr;'mind*.everybody.  has talked of the importance of a  proper moral, mental and spiritual atmosphere.    But why not  give due consideration to the business   atmosphere?     Merchants  and their patrons recognise the  value and importance of individual business enterprise, but they  often overlook the value and importance   of   community enterprise.    Every community is organized for business purposes���  to carry on the public business  of its  citizens.     The methods,  the economy and the effectiveness with which the business of  this community is conducted depend   upon the enterprise of the  community's business managers  ���public officials.    The character  of these officials is determined by  the character of the citizenship  of this community.    If we want  the public business conducted in  an    enterprising   and   efficient  manner we must elect enterprising and efficient men to office and  we must support them in their  workr^To-do^this^alHgood^citi-  zens must show their interest in  the public's business to the extent of learning what shall be  done, how it should be done and  whether itis being properly done.  To do this is to be broad gauged,  public   spirited and enterprising  citizens.  TRAP SHOOTING XMAS HOLIDAYS  Local sportsmen will be interested to learn that the Merritt  Gun Club intends to hold a trap  shooting contest in the Xmas  holidays.  A number of prizes have been  already guaranteed and when  the list is completed, a respectable number of trophies will be  up for competition.  The club invites every true  sportsman to join at once and  practice at the trap, this will assist in making up the various  classes and getting the marksmen well matched; novices will  not be expected to compete  against seasoned trap shooters  and separate prizes will be offer-  in the novice class.  Remember you who hesitate to  join, that trap shooting is the  best preparation for real hunting,  and is a fascinating, healthful  recreation; if you can hit the  clay birds from this trap you can  hit anything.  Come to the Club meeting Saturday night at 8.30 in Stephen-  sons (the Tailors) Store, or to  the practice shoot on Sunday at  1.30, trap house situate back of  the Diamond Vale Stables, be  there promptly.  KING GEORGE IN INDIA  King George and Queen Mary,  Emperor and Empress of India,  who sailed from England on November 11, landed from the steamer Medina in bombay 4 o'clock  Saturday. This is the first time  a British sovereign has set foot  in the Indian empire, though  both King George and King Edward visited the country while  they were still princes. The  Emperor and Empress were met  by the Governor of Bombay and  a large crowd of high civil and  military officials and proceeded  to the Amphitheatre, which had  been erected for their landing,  and which was filled to its utmost  capacity with many thousands  who had come to witness their  Majesties' arrival. Addresses  of welcome were presented by  the municipality and other bodies, to whicfrHis Majesty replied.  King George and Queen Mary  will make a state entry into Delhi  on Th^rsday^an'd ^on--Tuesday,-  December 12, they will be formally crowned Emperor and Empress of India in the ancient capital of the Moguls.  Plumbing and  Steamfitting  FIRST    CLASS    TIN-  SHOP���Repairing of |  all kinds done. j  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND  STOVES  j We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  V,.  VOGHT STREET  tJ\  Have Your Horse  Shod at  Cowan's  The Nicola Ave. Blacksmith  (Opposite Bank of Montreal)  Prompt Repairing at Reasonable Prices.  Try Me.  The money you spend helps to  make some town bigger and better; the only question is whether  it., is to be this town or some  other.  SULLIVAN GOES UP  Last Tuesday J. J. Sullivan, a  cowboy formerly employed by  the Douglas Lake Cattle Company, was committed to Kamloops jail, there to be held for  trial on a charge of having forged the name of Frank Ward,  manager of the company, to a  cheque for the sum of $150, M.  L. Grimmett, LL. B., conducted  the prosecution.  On Monday afternoon Andrew  Hoggan, proprietor of the City  Hotel, was asked by Sullivan to  cash a cheque. He took it to the  Diamond Vale store to have it  cashed, and Manager Boyd immediately perceived that the  signature was a clumsy forgery.  Chief Strang was summoned and  Sullivan placed beyond all cares  -for-meat and drink.^andevenjn  durance vile'. His only explanation for his action was that he  had been drinking and had signed the cheque while drunk.  Judging from the rambling manner in which the inscriptions  wandered over the cheque he  must have been very drunk.  Where the amount was written  in was a superscription of figures  "150." Where the figures  should have been placed was this  $1,50,00.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong's Store.  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  ii. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Mcr.tieal  Finest Pool Room in the Interior.  THE PALACE  POOL ROOM  ��  ANDREWS & SMITH, Prop..  COMPLETE   STOCK  OF  CIGARS 'TOBACCOS -' CIGARETTES  PIPES  '  CANDIES  '  CIDERS  AND SOFT DRINKS  Cor. Voght St. & Granite Ave.,  MERRITT  First Class  Barber Shop  In Connection.  (T  =^k  Bachelor's  IN AID OF  THE NICOLA  VALLEY  GENERAL  HOSPITAL  Menzies' Hall  Dec. 15th  Tickets - $1  Ladies Free.  ^=  J>  The only thing that a man  6ught to buy without looking into it is a shotgun.  One good thingabout investing  your money here at home is the  fact that before you invest you  can investigate.  Funny how some men who are  afraid to invest in the local factory will fall over themselves to  buy a peach orchard in Alaska.  No man ever helped this town  very much by sending money  away from it. And nobody he  ever sent it to ever helped this  town very much either.  Drop   us   a   line if you are  contemplating building  BUILDING CONTRACTORS  Bids  and   Estimates   Cheerfully Made.  Talking to the Point  Our Cla����lfiod Went Ads. ST.t  riffht down to the point at lasu..  if you want something Bay so In  a few woll chosen words. Tho f  Intelligent reader likes that kind  of straight-fr��m-tho-ohouldsr-  talk and that Is one reason why  condensed Want Ads. aro so pro.  ductlvo of tho bost kind of  results. Whether buying or soiling they will help you.  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.  SIMPSON & CRANNA, JEWELERS.  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  ^',l^^^^^^^^^���^^^^^^i������^^��^���������M���^^���^���������^^������I���^l^^^^^MM���������i^���������^M^���gl���^wi^���^^���i^���^���^^^^���i�����^^������  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  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.  OLDWATER  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  ICQUNTRY--JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST-MANDS^F-WiNESJlND LIQUORS  M. HcInTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The choicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always oh hand  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  i  Box 122  Merritt, B. C,  Western Lines  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 r e s e r v ed  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 sending money.  For rates and sailings apply  to  Nicola Valley  -Dealers in=  ���Prime-Becf3rMtitt;ori--bomb-  Veal and pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  -Manufacturers of-  P. H. PUFFER  Agent  lierrltt,.B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General   Passenger   Agent  Vancouver, b.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  A. B. KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  NOTICE  The merchants of the city have  at last decided to close their  stores at 6:30 every evening except Monday and Saturday.  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets and Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merritt  Between Mvthodist Church and C.P.R.  track* js^Ar^r .&���: uuJ  ��� ---   - *.3L  ���A.'-  ��s��i^.3i��i-rt'Te.-.-.. ��T  r*-*^  Friday, December 8, 1911.  THE NICOLA  VALLEY  NEWS  3  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  Money.  JOINT   ACCOUNTS   may  be  opened  from which the money may be  withdrawn bv 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' r     -   $4,500,000.00  RESERVE "-- '.-  $5,250,000.00  MERRITT BRANCH  A. B. B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  H. R. H. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  F. 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.  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  N. J. BARWICK  icola  herrltt  A.F.&A.M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the second  Tuesdayofeach  month at 8 p.  m.   Sojourney-  ing brothers cordially invited.  M. L. Grimmett,      Fred S. Gay'. .-..  W. M. ; .  ��� Secretary.  STORIES OF KING EDWARD  London, Dec. 2.���Nearly all the  sovereigns of Europe, and one or  two of the Orient beside, are depicted in  the reminiscences of  M. Xavier Paoli,/entitled "My  Royal Clients," a book just published.  For twenty-five years M. Pa-  oli was attached to the Paris detective service, and was entrusted by the French Government  with all the arrangements for the  safety of royal visitors to France  moreparticularly when they were  travelling incognito. He was  naturally brought into very intimate touch with them, and his  book is full of good stories, some  of which we have been permitted  to publish from the advance  sheets.  Of King Edward the writer  has many charming things to tell.  It is clear that his heart was won  when he was first presented to  the King, then Prince of Wales.  "The first remark he made to  me was, 'We have the tomb of  General Paoli, the celebrated outlaw, in Westminster Abbey,  among our famous dead. He  fought against England long before Corsica belonged to France.  Arc you a relation. ?' "  "He was one of my ancestors,  sir."  "As you see, we have honoured his great memory. lam very  glad to meet one of his descendants."  Of King Edward's favorite dog  he writes:  ' 'Caesar- was a person of importance, Caesar had what we  Frenchmen call la beaute du di-  able; he had a strong personality  and a quick intelligence. He  was very independent in his. ways  a little mischievous and playful,  and deeply attached to his Royal master, who pampered him as  one would a child. When the  King was travelling, Caesar went  with him everywhere, and did not  leave him day or night, for he  slept in an easy chair to the right  of his bed. He was present at  all the King's meals, and willingly accepted any bits of meat or  sugar which the guests offered  him. I succeeded in winning his  good graces, and we became first-  rate friends. On the other hand*,  once he was out of doors he cut  all acquaintances. Whether on  the beach at Biarritz or in the  Rue de la Paix in Paris, he was  always seen at the King's heels  proudly displaying a collar which  bore the legend, 'I am Caesar,  the King's dog.' And it was as  though he knew it."  Referring to King Edward's  desertion of the Riviera in favour  of the Pyrenees, M. Paoli quotes  the King's own explanation: "I  no longer go to Cannes and Nice  because you meet too many princes there. I should be obliged to  spend all my time in paying and  receiving visits, whereas I come  to the continent to rest."  King Edward's opinion of the  great French statesman, Gam-  betta, is interesting:  "The first time that I saw him  he struck me as so vulgar in his  manner and so careless in his appearance that I asked myself if  this was really the man who had  discovered the means of exercising an irrestible fascination over  the minds of crowds. Then we  talked. Gambetta expounded  his ideas and his plans; and the  captivating charm of his eloquene  made me forget the physical repulsion with which he inspired  me: I was 'carried away' in my  turn, like the others. I wanted  to see him again; I invited him  to come to England and Ascot.  Events prevented him from doing  so, and he died the year after.  I was sorry. He was a great  politician and a wonderful master  of words."  A remarkable Royal visitor was  Sisowath King of Cambodia, who  came attended by a huge suite of  sons, daughters, ministers, favorites, chamberlains, and a troop  of twenty dacing girls. His baggage included 200 sacks of coal,  which the Cambodians insisted on  landing, fearing they would find  none in France. The King was  extremely polite and shook hands  with everyone, including all the  flunkeys, who lined the staircase  of the Marseilles Perfecture on  his arrival. Even to this eccentric sovereign, as to all others,  M. Paoli made himself agreeable  and he writes:  "When at length the hour of  parting had struck, good King  Sisowath, greatly moved, called  me to his side: Here,' he said,  'present for you.' and he handed  me a parcel done up in' a pink  silk handkerchief. As soon as I  was on shore, I hastened to open  it; to my great confution. it contained a splendid Sampot made  of cloth of gold. The King of  Cambodia had presented me with  his State breeches!"  The whole book abounds with  anecdotes of interest, for Paoli  was at different times in immediate attendance on Queen Victoria, on the King and Queen of  Italy, the King of Spain, and the  Czar and the Czaritza of Russia,  and the late King of the Belgians.  A. W. McVittie  DOMINION  &   PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  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 10 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.  Victoria Rooms  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  McDonald Block  Quilchena Ave  Subdivision Work   a   Specialty  Offices with John Hutchison Co.  MERRITT, B. C.  FOR FIRST-CLASS WORK  GO TQ  Pioneer Barber  Shop  Brown & Penington,     -   Props.  Next door to Brunswick  Pool Room  RAZORS HONED.  MERRITT.  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.  ANDREW HOGGAN,  PROPRIETOR  CONSTANGY OF  PURPOSE WILL  YOU  CONTEMPLATE  BUILDING  SEE  . L. PENINGTOI  Contractor & Builder,  MERRITT.  for any man. The greatest c.  cesses came from humble beginnings, but constancy of purpose  ���the laying out of a plan and  then everlastingly sticking to it  ���brought the inevitable success. The true Canadian home  has proven the strongest bulwarks against failure in many a  man's career becaase it gave  him a definite object for which'  to save and strive and furnished  him with an insight into the  higher ideals that are so essential to progress and presperity.  Of course a home built of flimsy,  shaky, knotty Kimber probably  wouldn't have the same influence,  but when built with the kind of  lumber, sash and doors and interior trim we handle they are  truly an inspiration. If you're  thinkine- of building we want to  talk with you about this better  material.  THE COLDSTREAM ESTATI  ISERIES verwow��bv��-  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 Coldstream Estate.  General Agen,        V. D. CURRY,       Vernon, B.C.  "There's No Place Like Home"  Vancouver Lumber  Company.  MERRITT, B. C.  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  ���                  -  JR#S  ^a/smL.  ftff**J, V       y  ^311  mJ jfi��**A J&rtfmlf/  alBcaK&vA ^S���-aBfc.  S&lAi  'ssiir'^^sr  jm^^  1 ._5��  ^I^OBs)  fiist\  Y--. '  l&M^I         XU  ^��m*  3��-"'   '  * .      . *   jyffiftfl "'-'.  ��� "r    ��*  v-^ip  jP^  TSSy ���IJ7^t!s^s.  f             rWr/f/L ^      ���*���"' ���Cjgs^&wftvii 1 Vfc. ,  r Wi'  :^  '^Of|fea5$to  jfU^^iiiffiH  ^IMw^^T'^&^w-v^^^^^H  4?T *-^^3a.*tJ  wMJlmL  I-SL  ��� ^"ku^"!*���''^  ������Al4b! \$5^^B*' ^J**aKs��^^*rtiJwr  w  Comes to the children but once a year.    Every child will mail its letter within the next week, to tell  Santa Clause what he or she may need this year.  /feAffU*  1   -,l^..'.��-!^     Ill II I  S J  �����k7yy  CHILDREN ARE NOT ALWAYS EASY TO PLEASE-WHY NOT?  Bring the youngsters into the Diamond Vale Store and show them our wide  range of Toys, so that they may know what to ask Santa Clause for.  PRICES ARE REASONABLE  We have just received a splendid stock of Christmas Novelties, suitable for  gifts to.your friends, as well as children.    Come and have a look at them.  Their wide range will surprise you. ^������SrfvKr  jr--.H'^r^��--A-^.1  iLuaEt*^*"-"  ri ��� *-/ - '-^n- avva-..j jsu  -*������-*- * -i - - ���-�� Tit ��� *-- *  ���������*'"!  -*������ �����"���r*  1!  ' ���':  H      . _ _    __                      .        titnirvi'.-.*"-;' -���bOl".'i = :,��!-i,'~   ' -^i^^i _:^-*V��-"T^-I H^~_��/t;;W^/.~R��--^>w..^^  4  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  We have just received   a new shipment  of  pipes  consisting of the well known  o JB o and Peterson.  Also a nice selection of cheaper lines from which to  cchoose.  A. F. RANKINE  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.       j  turning  nesday.  to Vancouver on Wed-  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Leo Ragsdale leaves for Spokane on a visit next Tuesday.  M. Cruikshank has leased his  restaurant in Lytton to Pat  Welch.  Robert Clark, of Nicola, was  in the city on business during  the week.  H. W. Sutcliffe took a prisoner  to Kamloops gaol on Wednesday  afternoon.  Messrs Gzowski and Foss left  for Vancouver on business last  Friday afternoon.  Albert Jones, C. P. R. coal inspector, is at present in Victoria.  He is expected back in a few  days.  Perry Brookes returned to the  city after a two months' trip  through the Lillooet district last  Saturpay night. He spent some  time in Lytton and reports that  town prosperous. He expects to  return to Lillooet within a fort  night.  G. E. McClelland, representing  Smith. Davidson & Wright, of  Vancouver, was in the city during the week.  John Walker, a carpenter employed in the erection of a scaffold at Middlesboro, fell and injured himself internally last  Tuesday.  H. C. Meeker, manager of the  Nicola White Pine Lumber Company's mill plant at Canford,  was in the city on business on  Saturday.  Frank Hoy, superintendent of  bridges on the K. V. Railway,  was in the city on business during the week.  Mr. T.- J. Smith, president of  the Diamond Vale Collieries, left  for Vancouver last Saturday afternoon.  Born:���To Mr. and Mrs. W.  Cook, of Otter Valley, a son.  November 21st., 1911.  Captain and Mrs. Leader were  in the city on Thursday morning.  They returned to Nicola during  the afternoon.0  Captain   ' Turner,    of   Aspen  Grove,   returned   from   a fortnight's business trip to Calgary  last Wednesday evening.  Mr. and Mrs. C. List left on  Thursday for Revelstoke, the  home bf Mrs, List, where they  will spend a week. They expect  to return to this city within a  fortnight.  Hugh Fraser, who is well  known here, and who was injured at Lytton some months  ago, is still in the doctors hands  for repairs. Everybody who  knew him will be sorry to hear  that he has a slight attack of  blood poison.  ������������o   Mrs. A. W. Strickland and her  daughter went down to the coast  on a trip last Sunday. They will  return for the week- end.  Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Howse, of  Nicola, are giving a dance this  evening,  CANFORD MILLS  Misses Evelyn Brown and Winifred Harding of Lower Nicola,  were week end guests of Mrs. H.  C. Meeker.  A seven pound boy was born  to Mr. and Mrs. William Martin,  Sunday morning, Eecember 3rd.  James Simpson, well known as  a jeweller here, returned from a  brief business trip to Vancouver  last Wednesday evening. He  states that business is remarkably brisk in the Terminal city.  Mr. J. W. Power, logging contractor for the Nicola Valley Pine  Lumber Co., left for a few days  visit to his former home in Kaslo.  The condition of Mrs. Glencairn  Campbell is somewhat improved.  C.P.R. Establishing Direct Communication Between Merritt and  Coast.  That the Canadian Pacific  Railway's telegraph department  is detei-mined to fm-nish every  convenieuce to business mer  throughout the Valley in the  matter of despatches to Vancouver and other western points is  demonstrated by their placing a  force in the field to double-wire  the telegraph line between this  eity and Spence's Bridge.  The crew of linemen commenced work from the Spence's  Bridge end last Wednesday, and  in that first day five miles or  wire were strung. At this rate,  by the middle of next week at  the latest, we shall have a direct  service to Vancouver.  At present there is only one  wire between Nicola and Spences  Bridge, messages being rapped  out from points on the Valley  line to the operator at the Bridge,  thence relayed by him to Vancouver. The flood of business  on the, mainline wire has been  such that only at intervals it has  been possible to obtain immediate  communication with the Coast.  In some instances messages have  been held up for hours on account of the congestion on the  mainline. By the installation of  the additional wire, however, it  will aow be possible for the  operators at Merritt and Nicola  to send messages direct to Vancouver. This new facility will  be greatly appreciated by local  business men.  The Nicola Valley Pine Lumber Co., drained their log pond  last week in order to make alterations and improvements to their  dam.  Jack Hunter, formerly employed at the Merritt hotel, is row  busy in Lytton. Jack hits about  every new town that starts up in  a lively way.  Berry Reid, brother of F. A.  Reid, leaves for Victoria shortly  to enter into business with his  brother, who is a realty broker  in the capital.  Jack Bate and his wife, of Aspen Grove, arrived in the city  last evening and will remain here  for a few days. They are contemplating making a visit to the  coast for a short time.  Alfred Carrington returned  from the Coast during the latter  part of last week. He spent  Sunday and Monday in this city-  Altogether his vacation extended  over a period of two months, and  during that time he visited various cities and towns on the  coast and Vancouver Island.  Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Lees, of  Ainsworth, B. C, arrived in the  city on Monday evening and registered at the Victoria Rooms.  They will spend the winter at  Canford.  Woodward Brothers and A.  Jackson of Lower Nicola have  taken a contract to draw logs  from the homestead of E. Richardson and J. Rhodes, to the  Lumber Company's mill pond.  J W. Power has cut and piled  two million five hundred thousand feet of logs since the beginning of operations. At present  he has about thirty five men in  his employ.  Dr. T. V. Curtin returned from  a hunting trip to Mammette Lake  during the week. He went out  with James Bamfield and the two  succeeded in bagging two deer.  L. Holman, the largest tobacco  planter in British Columbia, with  plantations at Kelowna, will visit  the valley next January and distribute young sample plants to  local farmers to plant as an experiment.  Mr. and Mrs. J. Graham and  Miss Campbell, of Vancouver,  came into the valley last Tuesday morning on Superintendent  Graham's private car. They  spent the evening at Nicola, re-  DEATH OF MRS.  STANLEY.  At the family residence on the  Diamond Vale townsite last Friday evening the death occurred  of Mrs. Alice Stanley. She died  in confinement. The bodies of  mother and child were interred  in the cemetery on Monday by  Rev. J. Thompson, of Nicola,  according to the rites of the Anglican church, of which deceased  was a member.  NOTICE.  The annual meeting of the  Agricultural Association will be  held in the Board of Trade  offices on Dec. 11th.  ^��Li4_=  pSiaKJife;-  ���-i^S^wfal  %  j TJ^?S3y^,i3?'l^i~'��' ���>-' i  H.j&xpJt "f'% y   -''      -��  #My  ���*���-�� .     mast '->>h i ���*   '���   Lu-uU-Si  G  r-r  l\r  '.-���.��. .., {  &'fi  7  *y"3f     ^  Gkcig I  R��4lts>  ���8W  r-fti  W  iXr  ySW  Illicker and Stephenson Dispose of  Holdings on Copper Mountain  That Sweeney and Clark, of  Washington, Idaho and Montana  mining fame, had purchased the  thirteen claims of Illicker and  Stephenson on Copper Mountain.  9 miles from Princeton, was the  announcement made to the News  last evening by Harry Illicker,  one of the partners.  The sum involved was $1,500,  000.00. This amount was deposited in the First National Bank  of Spokane by the purchasers.  Bob Stephenson, who is one of  the best Jknown prospectors in  British Columbia, is due to arrive  here from Princeton this evening.  The properties sold embrace  the Little Burke and Copper  Queen Group. Considerable development work has been done,  two tunnels, one 750 feet and  the other 640 having been driven  and a shaft sunk 225 feet. The  mineral is copper, gold and galena; the copper running as high  as 74 per cent, gold $1800, and  galena 94 per cent pure.  BACHELORS WILL  UNSHINE THEATRE  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, DEC. 8 and 9.  An Indian's Mistake. At Bar U Ranch. The Tramp's Strategy'  JByjGiying Elaborate.Dance in   Menzies' Hall.  Next Friday evening the  bachelors of Merritt and Middlesboro willgive a dance in Menzies' Hall, the proceeds of sale of  tickets for which will be devoted  to the general fund of Nicola  Valley General Hospital. Special  souvenir dance programs printed  on white and gold will be given  away to the guests. The members of the Ladies' Auxiliary of  the hospital have kindly consented to assist in the preparation  of refreshments for the supper,  which will be served just before  midnight.  The arrangement of the dance  program and music was left in  the hands of Messrs. Daniels and  Perdue. A. Jackson has charge  of the arrangements for the  hall, and C. H. Parkinson will  act as treasurer.  Miss Mae Marriott will return  from Vancouver tomorrow night  INVESTIGATION.  The coroner's jury this afternoon commenced 1he investigation on the death of the three  miners killed at Middlesboro.  Friday, December 8,  1911  Now is the time  for you to think  what you are going  to buy for Xmas  Presents.  A Few suggestions:  Hand painted China ware is useful as well as  ornamental.  A pair of Skates will afford lots of enjoyment.  Sweater Coats are warm and neat.  Get a box of our nice juicy Japan Oranges.  Malaga Grapes have just arrived, you know  the kind, the fine flavored ones, that are  packed in cork.  Carr's old country Biscuits are the finest on  the market.  We can supply all your wants at the lowest  prices.  One of the most  appro^  gifts is a nice pi^e of fti  Hh BI  New Howse Block Quilchena Avenu  IT PAYS TO DEAL WITH US.  w^iiinn M   �����  I  Candidate for Mayor  Aid. Fred A. Reid  Your Support Solicited.  stand  for  "A clean and   Progressive  Administration."  Corporation of City of Merritt  Public Notice!  Notice is hereby given that the Court  of Revision to revise and correct the  Voters List for the Cily of Merritt will  bit on the Eleventh Day of December  1911 at 10 o'clofk a. m... in the City  Court House Merritt ard will then hear  and determine any application to strike  out the name of any person improperly  placed on the Voters-List ��>r to phicron  the List Ihe mime of jiny person improperly ommitted therefrom.  H. PRIEST,  City Clerk.

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