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 Vol.  2',  No  /h/(  MERRITT, B. C, DECEMBER 15,  1911  1.0.0. MINES ARE  AT   THE  Men's Smoking Jackets  Now is the time to select a Smoking  Jacket or Housecoat, while the assortment and sizes are full. Fancy  and plain colors in grey, brown,  green and navy. You will find the  prices very reasonable.    Prices  $5.75 to $10.00  Men's   House  Gowns  A House Gown or I ounging Robe  makes an ideal present for a man.  There is a lot of solid comfort in  them. We are showing a choice  assortment in grey, brown, green,  fawn and some very handsome mixtures.    Prices from    $7.75 to $17.50  A Word about Neckwear  Never was Neckwear so popular for  Christmas Gifts as it will be this  season, and to provide for the demand  we have made very careful selections.  We have a very large range to choose  from and prices are so graded as to  meet any size purse. Nicely boxed  for gift purposes... .25c. to $2.00 ea.  Arm Bands,  In Fancy Box  25c  Knitted Silk Motor Scarfs  $1.50 to $3.00  Men's Knitted Scarfs,  In Navy, Grey, Myrtle and Black  75c-  Plain and Colored Silk Handkerchiefs, 50c. to $3.00  ���Men Like Practical Gifts-  How About Shirts ?  We are making a special showing1 of our famous $1.00  Colored Shirts. They are better than ever in material, workmanship and fitting qualities; excelling the kind you will find elsewhere. The very latest designs and color tints; positiyely new  and different patterns than have been shown before.  Other Shirts in variety of Styles and Patterns  $1.50 to $3.50  F  in  Specialists  Men's Clothing, Furnishings, Boots and Shoes.  On Large Scale.       Laying of Steel  To Commence at Once  Provided that the C.P.R. put a  steel-laying crew to work immediately the Inland Coal and Coke  company will be able to commence shipping on a large scale  from their mines on Coal Hill by  the end of next week.  The gravity tramway, which  has a capacity of several hundred  tons per day, was completed  some weeks ago, and has been  successfully utilised in handling  the output. It has been demonstrated that it can work at capacity satisfactorily.  The construction of the tipple,  which is located at a point about  one hundred and fifty feet north  of and parallel to the grading in"  to the Pacific Coast Collieries'  mine, has been rushed and will  be completed in a few days.  Gangs of men have about finished  the grading for the steel-laying  crews and it now remains for the  C.P.R. to put their section gangs  to work. At the beginning of  next week the bridge gang, who  hade been constructing a bridge  across the Coldwater river,' west  of the Nicola Goal & Coke company's tracks, will be through  with their work.  Vice-president W. L. Nicol, of  the coal company, was in the  city early this week and inspected  the work. He expressed himself  as highly gratified with the progress made and stated that he  hoped to see the mine shipping  in tne course of a few weeks.  He left for Vancouver Tuesday.  makes a particularly attractive  adornment to any lady; and that  local ladies appreciate this is  shown by the rush> which has set  in for the shipment of Irish  Crochet, Rose Point, Princess,  Duchess and Cluny laces recently received by the Diamond Vale  Supply Company. The lace handkerchiefs and jabots are also in  demand, and also lace collars.  Some particularly attractive reticules are contained in the shipment; and it is interesting to  note that by means of close buying the management is able to  offer these necessary articles at  remarkably low prices.  Another part of the shipment  which is being rapidly disposed  of is the stock of misses neckwear and dress ascessories.  The Diamond Vale company  has this week been compelled to  enlarge its staff to handle the  Xmas rush, and Mr. Aylmer  Thomas is now in the employ of  the company.        ;  A DAINTY SELECTION  While a great many local ladies  are busy buying presents for  their friends, there is an undoubtedly large number of those who  are anxious to incidentally gratify   their   own   whims.      Lace  SMITH-BLAIR  At Menzies Hall, on the evening of-December 29th, Reverend  Petrie will solemnise the marriage of Miss Nellie Smith, to  Mr. James Blair. > The bride will  be attended by her sisters, Mrs.  Archibald and Miss Smith, and  the groom by Mr. John Smith,  brother of the bride. Mr. Blair  is employed at Middlesboro and  has only been in ithe country a  short time.  1  AND  HAPPY  TO  JOKE OR BUSINESS?  Harold Greig has sent his bill  to the City for the rent of the  hall and. printing df the circulars  for the recent mass meeting. If  it's a joke���'nuff sed.  If not, then theiNews offers a  prize of $1.00 for a debate to be  held in the samejhall. Twelve  men to argue pro and contra the  City paying the bill. The prize  is for.y.h^.one ,%king.lithe__.best  speech either way?'  [N. B:���This debate to be held  only on condition that the City  pays the rent of the hall. We  take no chances on being'turned  down.���Editor.]  SIR C. TUPPER  AT DEATH'S DOOR  Elected at General Meeting Here  This Week.  There was a well-attended  meeting of members of the Nicola Valley Agricultural and Horticultural Association in the Offices  of the Merritt Board of Trade  last Monday, when the annual  election of officers was held. The  report for the year showed that  excellent progress has been made  ane there is every indication  that next year will set a new  record for the exhibition.  Following are the officers of  the Association: President, A.  W. Strickland.  Directors: E. E. Wilkinson, F.  W. Jackson, G. B. Armstrong,  Stanley Kirby, R. Clark, R. M.  Woodward, John Collett, R. G.  S. Anthony, A. N. B. Rogers,  Captain Turner, W. B. Jackson,  R. Whitaker, J. A.. Menzies, E.  G. Walker, and F. .B. Ward.  Treasurer: A. Jackson.  The secretary for the year was  T. Heslop. His successor will be  appointed by the directors.  The financial report of the  year is as follows:.;  RECEIPTS.  Balance on hand......;.... $425 30  Government grant 475 00  Gate receipts ".'..'  135 85  Sale of tickets     88 00  Private booths     15 00  Rent of box stalls ....".     18 00  JEntrance fees.  ..    92 15  Private subscriptions ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� 180 00  Special prizes :  .......131 00  Advertising ���:........ 144 50  DISBURSEMENTS.  Prize money -.-  $668 75  Labor  44 50  Buildings '  300 00  Rent of ground  25 00  Band  75 00  Secretary's salary  100 00  Nicola Valley News  182 75  Merritt Herald  11 55  Sundries .'.-.  26 70  After all'expenses were 'deducted the Association had still  a balance on the right side of  $270.55.  B.C. LUMBER  More of the export lumber  trade has been captured by Victoria mills from United States  Pacific coast plants. With one  order for 2,000,000 feet of British  Columbia lumber for Australia  about to be filled, the Puget  Sound Lumber Co. has just  booked another and similar order  from the Antipodes, this second  order being placed in Victoria  because the United States mills  could not deliver the size of lumber required.  Large Hostelry to  be  Erected  Garcia Street."  on  A RICH CONSERVATIVE  Now that he is relieved from  the leadership of the Unionist  party, Rt. Hon. A. J. Balfour  contemplates an extended visit  to Canada in search of health.  At the same time he will personally inspect the large property  holdings which he has acquired  in the Dominion. After disposing of his Scottish estates, Mr.  Balfour invested most of the  proceeds in real estate in Canada.  Not long ago some of his property was destroyed by fire in Winnipeg. Mr. Balfour, who is a  bachelor, is said to have an annual income of a quarter of a million dollars.  B. P. 0. B.  W. A. Goodman, of Victoria,  organizer of the Benevolent Protective Order of Beavers, arrived in town during the week. He  is organizing a local lodge and  meeting with considerable success.       .  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  ChristmasJGames. Etc. Etc.  Musical Instruments  Besides our 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 agenc}', I am now prepared  to quote you prices on these machines far below your  expectations. For instance our regular $75 machine  is now���well you had better  call  and   let me tell you  our prices.  Reid Block  cGREGOR  Next to Bar wick's  Father of Confederation Reported  Seriously 111  London, Dec. 1.3.��� Sir Charles  Tupper is seriously ill at his home  at Bexley H��. ath, Kent. A friend  who visited Bexley Heath yesterday at the aged statesman's  request says he found Sir Charles  suffering from a severe attack of  bronchitis, which of course is  serious for one at so advanced an  age.    Today Sir Charles is better.  Sir Thomas Barlow, Queen  Victoria's favorite physician, has  beeh^aileTi^ih^and=sl3^1re7ha��  not given up hope yet. Lady  Tupper, her daughter and niece  are with him. Lady Tupper is,  however, herself an invalid.  The last day Sir Charles spent  in London was on November 13,  when he was feted by the United  Empire Club at a luncheon in  honor *of the Canadian elections.  He then spoke for thirty-five  minutes with astonishing force.  He told his friends how deeply  grateful he felt that he had been  permitted to see the overthrow  of reciprocity and prayed that he  might yet live to see greater imperial unity.  (Mor.e. ��� Mrs. Charles Tupper,  a ^ruiul-daughter of th*: great  Canadian statesman, is now en  route to Eiigland with Lady  Hibbert Tupper. She is well  known here.)  BROTHERHOOD OF OWLS  A Lodge of the International  Brotherhood of Owls is being  formed in this city.. Organiser  M. P. McEachern expects to  have over one hundred fully-  fledged birds when the hunting  season is closed. The initiation  fee is $5 during the formation  period and the dues are 75c. per  month. The benefits are $7 per  week in case of sickness or accident, $100 burial benefit, and $12  per week for life to totally disabled members. A unique feature of this Benefit order is that  the Supreme Nest takes care of  the disabled and buries deceased  members. A portion of the'due  monies from each and every  member of each Local is put  aside in a general fund, making  Unexpected Romance Was Concluded Last Night  At 8.-30 last night Reverend  Petrie united in marriage Miss  Jean   Bryden   and   Mr.    Homer  'Darknell.      The  ceremony  was  performed  at  the  residence  of  Mr.   and   Mrs.   Royal   Thomas^ j  There was no sound   "of revelry  by night," there were no laughing guests;   but  the   benevolent  smile of Roy. himself a Benedict  of: but a few months, added to  the piquancy of secrecy, furnished ail the excitement which the  happy couple desired.    After the  ceremony the quintette sat down  to a. dainty wedding  breakfast  prepared by Mrs. Thomas.  The news of the wedding,  when spread around town today,  was received in different ways.  Early in the week Roy Thomas  and Homer Darknell took horses  and rode to Nicola where Mr  Rolfe, government agent and  benevolent Cupid, issued a license for the marriage. Shortly  after the two left Merritt, the  rumour spread that the object of  As soon as possible next spring  ground will be broken at the  north-eastern corner of Garcia  street and Quilchena avenue for  the erection of a handsome hotel  building which when completed  will have cost $30,000.  ::  It is the intention of;the gentleman who intends to erect the  new hostelry to have one which  will be the best in the Interior.  The News can vouch for the accuracy of this information, but  for private reasons the gentleman  who contemplates building has  requested that his name be with-  held until such time as he is prepared to build*T  That this will moan a good  deal for the east end of the city  is apparent. It will be recalled  that the Bank of Montreal will  construct an up-to-date bank  building on the opposite corner,  and during the past few days a  gang has been at work on the  property, grubbing out the three  large stumps which are there.  It is possible that in a short time,  should the weather remain moderate, the excavation for the  foundations of the new bank will  be commenced.  The Co-operative society have  purchased the lot opposite the  City Hotel next to the Diamond  Vale store and expect to build  there. '. "  It will thus be apparent that  the centre of the city is gradually moving eastward and in all  probability when thegovernment  decide upon the location of a permanent building they will select  a property opposite the new bank  building. '*_.  INQUEST VERDICT  The"coroner's jury last Friday  returned a verdict of accidental'  death on the accident in No. 2  mine.  ONLY ONE CANDIDATE  It being understood . that H.  Greig has withdrawn, Aid. Reid  is the only known candidate' for  the mayoralty, ?  ACCIDENT AT NO.  4   '  An Austrian by the name of  P iul Paiu') l'.a was slightly injured by a cave-in at No. 4 mine  this morning.  it a benefical order as one-for-  all and all-together. A meeting  of those desirous of joining will  be held in Reid's Hall on Sunday  next at 2.30 p.m.  Alfred Frechette returned to  the city last Monday to rejoin  the staff of the Sunshine theatre.  K. OF P. OFFICERS  Last Wednesday evening the  local Knights of Pythias held  their election of officers for, the  ensuing year. They are as follows:���John Garrock, C, C. ; E.  M. Jones. V-C; Andrew Kay,  prelate; A. Hinds, master-at  arms; R. Hebron, K. of R. and  S. ; W. E. Johnson, M. of F. ; D.  Crawford, M. of E. ; G. Mathieson, M. of W.; Frank Bond, inner  guard; Frank Ryan, outer guard.  Alderman Neil McMillan was  elected trustee for three years,  to succeed John Garrock. The  other two trustees are Aid. Fred  A. Reid and Capt. Stephenson.  With a membership at present  of well over sixty and being in  an excellent financial condition  there is every prospect that this  lodge will materially increase its  membership during the coming  year.  the~trip was to procure a license;  but when the bridegroom-to-be  and his versatile patron returned  to town they both denied having  been to Nicola. Roy stated he  went to Nicola to record a preemption ; and Homer that he had  been selling goods. It now appears that the former's explanation contained the germs of truth  as there has certainly been a genuine pre-emption. (But fie on  them both for a pair of deceptive  knaves!) Naturally both were  subjected to very rigid cross-examinations by all the girls in  town (what?). But the magnificent insouciance of the two con-  spiritors baffled everyone. It  was Tuesday and all looked for  them at the club meeting that  night, but they "failed to materialize. '' Next day however there  was no news of a wedding so everyone thought it a hoax. Last  night, with none to suspect them  the wedding took place.  Mr. and Mrs Homer Darknell  will be at the Dance touight.  Their friends will also be there.  Manager le Pitre of the Sunshine theatre went to Vancouver  last week to obtain a new motor.  The new ore has arrived and is  working excellently. His brother  Sam is employed as mechanic.  Mrs. Tutill has kindly consented to play some extras at the  dance tonight. The money derived from the sale of tickets  will be turned over to the Ladies'  Auxiliary for the purchase ' of  bed linen and other requisites  for the equipment of the hospital wards.  MRS CHARTERS BURIED  Mrs. Pauline Charters was  buried at Chulus last Tuesday.  She died of pneumonia last  Friday.  Dan Mun ro went over to Coalmont this week. Construction  on his large new stables has  They"  commenced;    Tney-wit|  to date in every respect.  De_up-  N. Peterson's livery stable on  Voght street is rapidly^ nearing  completion and he wil|- put his  horses and vehicles in next  week.  E. B. Smythe, accountant of  the local branch of the Bank of  Montreal, leaves tomorrow on a  six weeks' vacation tour of the  east.   o  The Merritt Mercantile staff  are particularly busy with the  rush of Christmas shoppers.  They have an excellent- display  of Christmas novelties. I  Postmaster Elliott has made  quite a few changes in the system of handling mail orders  lately and is giving every satisfaction to his customers.'  King Dodd was  Tuesday night  in  town on  Miss Mae Marriott returned  from Vancouver Friday night.  While away she secured many  novelties in ladies clothing, in  which she specialises. S-ffT-Wf-'1  -���.1���.5>_��-   /�������-*-���   i'.-'wil"."1  Ml"-'.   =J.  ���       1���-.T ��� JI"    frl  ���  w��� ���   --^-.ll.-    ���,������������  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, December 15,  1911  n \  Established 1817. Head Of fie :    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 IVICOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open on Tuesday and Fridays only.  F  fil  rl i  iff  LI.  Phone 37  P. O. Boz 7  lame  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  All Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt Factories.  The Place to Dine  SO  in-  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  001  VOGHT ST opposite the M F  R RiTT  V UUn 1    O l. SUNSHINE    THEATER, 1V1  II   RRI1   1  JOE   HOLLER   and    OTTO    NITZE, Proprietors/  ���3:  erritt Hote  Under new management and manyimproved 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.  I  HARRY H. WARD  i  Real Estate   and Insurance  Representing old board companies such as:  "Sun",  "Norwich Union",  "Manitoba" and others.  Your Patronage is Solicited.  i'     ���:.-. -  Office Conklin Block,                Voght Street, Merritt.  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP��� Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND  STOVES  j  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  ; anything   you   wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  Have Your Horse  hod at  Cowan's  The Nicola Ave. Blacksmith  (Opposite Bank of Montreal)  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance  Six months $1.00  J. W. ELLIS  Manager  Ose dollar per inch per month f��r regular advertising. Land and water notices $7.50 for GO  days.   $6.00 for SO 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.EC.  Phone 25.  < UNION I  .J  Prompt Repairing at Reasonable Prices.  Try Me.  THE  GREAT DURBAR.  The remarkable spectacle presented to the people of India,  and by them, in the great Durbar  which   closed    Tuesday   is  expected to   impress   upon   the  King's subjects in that country  the fact that he is a real successor to the monarchs  who once  ruled at Delhi.    It is assumed  that the  Oriental   magnificence  with   which   the   Emperor  and  Empress were surrounded during  their brief occupation of the ancient Mogul seat of government  conforms with the traditions of  the land, gratifies national pride,  and is a compliment to the Indian  Empire.    The King and Queen  have made greater preparation  and   those   responsible   for the  celebration have expended more  time, money and effort in making  the Durbar a splendid affair than  were invested in the Coronation  at Westminster.     We are told  that the costly equipment might  have   been   sold   for  a certain  number of pence and given  to  the poor of India.     But, vast as  the amount is,  it would not go  far to feed the tens of millions  always on the margin of starvation in that country, as in other  Eastern   lands.     Great  as   the  cost of this celebration is, it is  but a trifle compared  with the  annual outlay of Western people  in   private   extravagance.    This  expenditure   is   concentrated in  one small space for a brief time,  but if we retain our sense of proportion we shall see that it has  no great economic   significance  iri a' country of three"hiindreid'  million people.    If it shall diminish by even a little the unrest  in one part of India, or increase  by a little the solidarity of the  Empire, the money will be well  expended. It would not be worth  while to organise a celebration  if it were not carried out on a  grander scale than a demonstration by some Hindu rajah.  But the Durbar was more than  a picturesque   exhibition.    The  incident closed with an announcement of certain benefactions to  popular   education   and   to   the  native soldiers and civil servants.  Then followed  a statement the  import of which  has  not been  fully explained.    This is the proclamation that Delhi instead of  Calcutta will be the future seat  of government.    It would appear  that   the   whole   administrative  staff of the Indian government  will   be   transported   to   Delhi,  leaving . the   spacious   buildings  and  offices at Calcutta as  the  equipment of the provincial capi-  tai^rTd^the^Triilitary  postyXAt  present Lahore and not Delhi is  the   capital   of the  Punjab,   in  which   both are  situated.    The  change will doubtless cause great  dissatisfaction among the white  population  and  the  commercial  classes in the vicinity of Calcutta.   It is not so easy to say how  it will impress the native population of Bengal.    This province  contains practically the whole of  the class that is responsible for  the anti-British agitation in India.   Those educated and half-  educated   natives   who   are impatient of British rule may find  some relief in the withdrawal of  the   administrators   from   tneir  neighborhood.       On   the   other  hand the native princes and peoples of other provinces will hail  with enthusiasm the restoration  of the glory   of   their   ancient  capital.    Calcutta is the creation  of Europeans and has  no association with  the history of the  people   of   India.    It   is   stated  that there are reasons of geography and business which commend Delhi as the administrative  headquarters.    The explanation  is itself a tribute to the wisdom  of the rulers of the Mogul Empire, and is also a delicate compliment to the national traditions. |  THE B. C. YEAR BOOK  'The Year Book of British Columbia' recently issued, reflects  the highest credit upon the compiler, R. E. Gosnel.l. Having  ably filled the editorial chair on  the Vancouver News-Advertiser  over twenty years ago, Mr. Gos-  nell has dom much public work  for governments and cities qualifications which fit him for the  important work under review.  One of the most interesting sec-1  tions of the work is the historical  review, which tells all about the  early history of the Provinre.  The information with regard to  the natural wealth of B. C.  should prove very interesting,  and the story of the progress of  the Province will no doubt surprise those who have not been in  a position to secure authenic information on this point. It is  now eight years since Mr. Gosnell  issued his last Year Book, and a  great many important events  have transpired in this Province  since that time. In his present  publication, containing about 360  pages, the publisher has completely covered the ground, and  given to the public something  that will be highly appreciated  by the public generally. The  book will be sold by the King's  Printer at $1.15 per copy, and  no one who is desirous of securing a really reliable reference  work should be without a copy of  the British Columbia Year Book.  Magistrate Morgan, if he will  send us one, in which he can  explain his present position and  advance reasons for being retained as magistrate during 1912.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong's Store.  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  ���ML L. GRIMMETT, LL. B.  Barrister amd Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bfi*k <i J'ontjeal  Finest Pool Room in the Interior.  THE PALACE  POOL ROOM  ANDREWS & SMITH, Props.  COMPLETE   STOCK  OF  CIGARS'TOBACCOS ' CIGARETTES  PIPES   '   CANDIES   '   CIDERS  AND SOFT DRINKS  Cor. Voght St. & Granite Ave.,  MERRITT  While the News has no desire  to seem too persistent, we wish  to announce that we shall be  pleased to publish a letter from  Knights of Pythias  Nicola Valley Lodge No. 46, meets in  Reid's Hall every Wednesday night at  8 p'. m. All visiting brethren are cordially invited to atteud.  Knight W. Cranna,  C. C.  Knight R. Hebron  K.R. S.  Drop   us' a   line if you are  contemplating building  POTTS & RUSSELL  BUILDltfr CONTRACTORS  First Class  Barber Shop  In Connection.  instmas  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  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  Western Lines  West of Revelstoke  Bids   and   Estimates   Cheerfully Made.  Box 122  Merritt, B. C. I  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  P. H. PUFFER  Agent - Merrill, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General   Passenger   Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  erritt Lumber Yard  Is the finest Christmas present you  can buy to adorn your home. There  is no other instrument which combines utility and a handsome appearance to such a degree as a first-class  Piano The manufacturers Jhaye^  reached such a pitch of efficiency in  their establishment that they are able  tp offer pianos at a price which anyone can afford.  Genuine Nordheimer at - $250  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  IGOUNTRY--JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  M. McInTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The ".hoicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish,  Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP,  Prop.  Haifmonic  u  -   $375  Henry Herbert  a  -   $425  Loiiis XV  u  -   $550  In addition to a large stock of pianos  we have twelve different makes of  Piano Players, ranging up from $550.  Look in.  Nicola Valley  -Dealers ih=  Prim^B^ef^nutlon^ormiy  Veal and Pork.  Poultry,  Ham and Bacon.  -Manufacturers of-  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh   Fish  always  on   hand.       Orders receive piompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  . Manager  Music Department  . Armstrong*  Departmental Store.  A   B. KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  NOTICE  The merchants of the city have  at last decided to Hose their  stores at 6:30 every evening .except Monday and Saturday.  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  UNDERTAKER  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Cnskets and Coffin* always on Jmnd j<t  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Grar.it Ave. Merritt  Between M^Uiodi.-t Church w.cl C.I'.R.  track. Friday, December 15, 1911.  THE MiOOLA VALLEY   NEWS  INCORPORATED 1855.  ASSETS     -       -       -    $55,000,000  110  Branches in Ontario,  Quebec and  The West.    .  In our  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT  HOUSEHOLD ACCOUNTS may be  opened.  IDLE MONEY may be deposited until  required.  A SAFE PLACE is provided for Saved  Money.  JOINT   ACCOUNTS  may. be  opened  from which the money may be  withdrawn by either of  two persons.  INTEREST paid on all  balances twice  a year.  Every description.of Banking Business  trans? c ted.  Special  attention  giuen to Ranchers'  Accounts.  CAPITAL   -     -   $4,500,000.00  RESERVE   -   .    $5,250,000.00  MERRITT BRANCH  A. 8. B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  H. R. H. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S., B.C.L.S  Christie & Dawson  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch        -       Ashcroft, B. C.  Russ Roe was in t >vvn during  the week.   o   Tom Hunter has been'in town  for a few days.   , o   Howard Lawes was in the city  for the week-end.   o���������   J.  A.   McDonald returned to  Lytton last week.  o  T. C. Brown went up to Nicola  on business last Saturday.  Charlie Johnson, of Grand  Prairie, spent a few days in  Kamloops last week.   '"���o   Messrs Lewis and Charles, of  Canford, passed through the city  on Saturday, en route to Nicola,  George Irvine intends to erect  a monument over the grave of  the late James Murchison. He  was a very close friend of the  deceased.  Open Day and Night  Frank Garcia was in town from  Aspen Grove during the week.  E. G. Walker came into town  from the Coldwater during the  week.  William Abson, of Collettville,  was laid up with the grippe last  week.  Pete Marquardt came into the  city from his ranch on business  last week. He returned to his  home on Saturday.  v Mrs. M. Ovington, who has  been very ill for some time past,  is now progressing rapidly towards a complete recovery.  Captain and Mrs. Charles were  in the city from Canford last  Monday.  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  Icoia ��� Pierritt  A.F.&A.M.  Ronald Campbell went down to  Vancouver on business last Saturday.  Frank Crowder came in from  Aspen Grove on business last  week.  Mr. and Mrs. Tom Clark went  up to Kamloops on a visit during  the week.  Mrs. J. P. Boyd was laid up  with an attack of grippe during  the past week.  Jack Chapman has been spending the week with his father at  Lower Nicola.  H. H. Matthews, Stanley Kirby, Tom Heslop, Bob Clark and  Frank Jackson were in the city  on Monday.  Stanley Kii*by, of Nicola, has  augmented his already large  stock of blooded Jersy cattle by  the purchase of another animal  from Canford.  Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Grimmett  went down to Canford last Friday and spent the afternoon as  guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. C.  Meeker. On being shown over  the mill Mr. Grimmett expressed  his appreciation or the remarkably uptodate equipment of the  property.  E. E. Wilkinson, proprietor of  the Beaver Ranch, was in the  city to attend the agricultural association meeting this week.  Mr. and Mrs. McCulloch and  their four children have taken  up their permanent residence in  Penticton.   o   George Gibbs returned from  Vancouver last Friday. He expects to spend Christmas in  Greenwood as the guest of Mr.  and Mrs. Redpath, his sister and  brother-in-law.      ���    .    ' ���  J. Dayton Williams, of Kelowna, was in the city on business  during the week.  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.  Alonzo Roberts and his son  came in from Aspen Grove last  Friday afternoon.  Mrs. Glen Campbell, of Canford, has been ill lately. Dr.  Tutill is attending her.  Mr. and Mrs. James Bamfield,  of Mammette Lake, were in the  city during the week."  The largest crowd of the season  turned out on the ice back of the  Garcia farm last Sunday afternoon. There is a stretch of clear  ice on the Nicola two miles long  commencing just at this point.  ����������iO'n^��  In a communication to a friend  in this city Lindsay Swan, of the  K. V. engineering staff, reports  Penticton prosperous. He further reports that it is "dry on  Sundays and on week days after  ten o'clock.''    Ahem!  The many friends of Arthur  Horsewell will regret to learn  that he has been laid up in his  home in Coalmont with an attack  of grippe.  A. W. McVittie  DOMINION   &   PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  fM.miimiMMtMBW!g  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  s  I  !  j  McDonald Elock  Quilchena Ave  Subdivision Work  a   Specialty  Offices with John Hutchison Co.  MERRITT, B. C.  FOR FIRST-CLASS WORK  GO TO  Pioneer Barber  Shop  Brown & Penington,     -   Props.  Next door to Brunswick  Pool Room  RAZORS HONED.  MERRITT.  IF  YOU  CONTEMPLATE  BUILDING  SEE  H. L. PENINGTON  Contractor & Builder,  MERRITT.  Finest Furnished Modern Rooms in the  City.  All outside rooms and well lighted by  electricity.  For Vent by day week or month.  mrs. j. a. Mcdonald  Proprietress.  ANDREW  HOGGAN,  PROPRIETOR  I  ���&SSiS!X^aiS^^=^^-!^^^^'^..^S^3 .  PURPOSE WILL WIN  for any man. The greatest successes 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 prjven 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 lumber 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  thinking of building we_ want to  talk with you about this better  material.  TATE  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 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  H E S'    OLD    STAN D  REAR DIAMOND VALE  STORE  Comes to the children but once a year.    Every child will mail its letter within the next week, to tell  Santa Claus what he or she may need this year.  C HILDREN ARE NOT AWAYS EASY TO PLEASE-WHY NOT?  Bring the young ters into the Diamond Vale Store and show them our wide  range of Toys, so that they may know what to ask Santa Claus for.  PRICES AJbLE REASONABLE^  We have Just received a splendid stock of Christmas Novelties, suitable for  gifts to your frier ds, as well as children.    Come and have a look at them.  Their wide range will surprise you. -' ���' -*���- - �����  -r.      1   ���*  . ��� ������ ��� ������ -     -- ������ ��� .1-.. ��� - t ��� - B ^^��    ..      ���. *.   j    -,    *     *   ���1. -       ~T   _ -     r ���   ���*   . _   -  i"   x '    -^. _-       ^"*-^r - c-   ���- -��-       ^��� - *j      .���   f -r - -#   r .1. ���.     -���    *      J*-       -       ^ ���  -'^. 1, ? ������?..", ri.-. .*.-ja^.-_y-'., ,'i.it.ir. ,<������   ������-.11, - Ma.^ an?, .n Ml"��fi.;..'.f^-.n^r? r n.���-.?<;.��� ...- <a.-.-.  .��*. -=a-���-lfi--g. ^.-n;- isaa*ii ."sHs-i   - 'Jgl��� ~- ���E.-.^-��fc--*t.-   -- -  s-^^.~->J.��ji.rJ* a  -i-j .-  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  ���Friday, December 15, 1911  We have just  received   a new  shipment   of  pipes  consisting of the well known  B B B and Peterson.  Also a nice selection of cheaper lines from which to  choose.  A. F. RANKINE  Druggists.  MERRITT. B. C.  J. H. Gillis, who ran a close  second for the World's All Round  Championship at Chicago last  year is staying in Kamloops for  a few months, training for the  Olympic games, which will be  held in Stockholm next summer,   ������< o  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoy and  Mrs. E. H. Allen arrived in town  from the Coldwater early this  week. Mrs. Allen left on Tuesday for Vancouver. She spent  two months in the valley for the  benefit of her health.  Millinery  Fancy Goods  MISS Mae MARRIOTT  Specialist in Ladies' Accessories.  Exclusive agent for D & A Corsets.  Merritt Townsite Offices.  Voght Street.  James Thornton, whose wife  died the day he left here last fall  is living at Whitburn, Linlithgowshire, Scotland. He was a  member of Nicola Valley Lodge  No. 46 of the Knights of Pythias  and is the first to receive the  death benefit.  On Thursday evening Mrs.  William Mclntyre entertained in  honor of her sister-in-law, Mrs.  Murdoch Mclntyre, and the evening was spent in cards, games,  and music. A light supper was  served at 11 o'clock. Among  those present were Misses Bertha  and Doris McGoran, Fleming,  McKeating, Sherwood, Brolin,  Marriott and Edythe Irvine.  M. L. Grimmett has moved into new, handsomely appointed  offices adjoining N. J. Barwick's  store. They were specially constructed to facilitate the transaction of legal business.  road  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  W. Sherwood is the new night  clerk at the Coldwater Hotel.  Dr. Williams sent Miss Francis, of Nicola, to Vancouver for  hospital treatment today.  p]laborate preparations are being made by the Middlesboro  Club to entertain guests at tomorrow night's smoker. Admission 50c.  Tom Smith is having extensive  alterations made to his residence  on the Diamond Vale Townsite.  Boxing, wrestling and music  will be the leading features at  the Middlesboro Club tomorrow  night. Fifty cents pays admission fee.  Alec Hoggan left yesterday on  a three months' trip to Scotland.  His wife accompanied him as far  as Spence's Bridge.   o�����������  The largest consignment of  groceries, a load of eight thousand pounds, that ever left here  for Coalmont will be shipped to  the Coalmont Mer can tile company  in a few days.  Judging from the last one there  will be a record attendance at the  smoker tomorrow night. A big  bunch is going over from Merritt.  Benevolent  Protective Order  eavers  Now Forming in this city  :   An:Excellent Social  and Beneficial Order  Organized and Headquarters in Canada.  WE STICK LIKE BEAVERS  Funeral .Benefits.  Every member receives $100 as funeral  benefit,  and every member is obliged  to attend all funerals,   unless   a satisfactory cause can   be  given  for  their  non-attendance.  Religion  Every member serves God according to  the dictates of his own conscience.  The Jew, the Gentile, Protestant and  Catholic are welcome to this grand  order of the nineteenth century.  Political  Wa recognize no political party, and  no political discussions'will be allowed  in our lodge or club rooms.  Ritualistic Work  It is grand, beautiful, sublime and instructive, and when you have once  passed through our inner portals you  will be a grander and nobler man.  Monthly Dues  All charter members pay 75 cents, as  monthly dues, and a membership fee  of $5.00. After the charter is closed  $1.00 monthly dues and a membership  fee of $25.00 By adoption of the subordinate lodge.  W. A. GOODMAN  Local Organizer. Coldwater Hotel  Born:���To  Major   and   Mrs.  Charles Flick, at their home in  Lower   Nicola,   a   son.    Mother  and child are both doing well.  Andrew Boddie has been laid  up with an attack of pneumonia  at his home in Collettville for  some time past.  Mr. and Mrs. J. M, Millar left  for eastern Oregon, en route to  California, last Saturday afternoon. They will spend Christmas in Oregon at the home of  Mr. Millar's parents. They spent  the night before their departure  as guests of Mrs. Albert Jones.   . o   Something was done in this  city last Sunday which cannot be  duplicated at this time of the  year by any other section of the  province. Messrs J. P. Boyd,  D'Arcy Costigan and B. Browett,  donned flannels and engaged in  six sets of tennis. The weather  was just cool enough to make the  game fast and enjoyable.  Steel head on the G.T.P.  has now advanced to 12-mile in  B.C. On the 20th it will reach  30-mile, crossing the Fraser.  Tracklaying operations will then  be discontinued till June next  year.  Mr. John Bass arrived in the  Valley during the past week.  He has been making a tour of  the Dominion and will remain in  this city for some time.  " y^ SO ���  A large number, of local people  went up to Nicola on Sunday for  the skating on the lake. The  Nicola residents are thinking of  holding an ice carnival this winter sometime.  Robert Ramsay, of the government telephone service, was  knocked from the top of a telephone-post at Nicola last week  by a tautened wire. He fell  thirty feet to the ground and sustained a severe scalp wound, as  well as minor injuries on his body.  As he landed on his head and  shoulders his escape is .little  short of miraculous.  tT  W.'C. Bryant, a well known  trainman, was in the city from  Kamloops on Tuesday evening.  He. .spent .the -evening with  George Thorn, a friend of many  years standing.  Frank Sullivan, the trapper  who accidentally shot himself in  the leg a fortnight ago, is progressing rapidly towards a complete recovery. He is staying in  Dr. Tutill's hospital.  Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Ransom  went down to Agassiz last Sunday. Mrs, Ransom was almost  completely incapacitated from  rheumatism.- She will remain at  the Hot Springs for a few weeks.  Mr. Ransom returned here on  Monday evening.  ^  Hoot!  Mon-Hoot!  >BHi^^B!iBHIBBflHHBIiHI^HBH  Join the  International  Brotherhood  of Owls  Lodge now forming.  Only good men invited.  Charter membership fee  $5.00.  Dues 75c per month. No  assessment.  Denefits $7 per week in case  of sickness or accident.  $100 Burial benefit.   ���  $12.00 per week for life  paid to all totally disabled  members.  No member dies a pauper.  Meeting   in    Reid's   Hall,  Sunday 2.30 p. m., Dec.  17th.  100 Owls for Merritt, B. C.  M. P. MacEacheron.   .   Organizer.  Office.    Victoria Rooms.  THE MISTLETOE'S REFLECTIONS.  I wonder why they hide me out of sight  In places where there comes no ray  of light?  It's strange that I should hang alone  upon these darkened stairs  And never see the world except in pairs.  I wonder why ?  I wonder, why I hear such lots of  "Don'ts"  From pretty lips, and often too, "I  won'ts!"  I wonder why girls try  To make believe they're cross, and  why a few  Declare that they will scream,  and  never do?  I wonder why?  I wonder why they always will persist  In saying they won't let themselves  be kissed ?  They must be sly  If you consider it for when it's done  They never seem to want to stop at  one !  I wonder why ?  So when I hear some dainty little maid  Declare "I couldn't," or that "She's  afraid!"  Why then I'm sure  It's either genuine, this sweet  confusion,  Or else it's the more obvious conclusion  That she's been there before !  ��� "Valentine," W.P.A.  ^  J  AN HONEST MAN AT LAST  LOCATED.  A Kansas laundryman writes  us that he has discovered the  man for whom Diogenes sought  so long. He states that this  honest man belongs to Kansas  and that he,>believes no other  state can boast of his equal.  The communication states that  the man is a barber who lives in  Great Bend. Several weeks ago  he filed a claim with the Riverside Steam Laundry of that city  for one shirt which he claimed  had been lost by said laundry  and that his purse had been damaged thereby to the extent of  75c. After due investigation and  consideration the claim was paid,  as so mxny laundry claims are  paid, for policy's sake and not  because the shirt had been lost  at the laundry. One week ago,  when some repairing was being  done in the barber shcp, the  shirt was found and the barber  called in the proprietor of the  Riverside Steam Laundry and  handed him the 75c. The laundryman has been under the doctor's care ever since and it is  doubtful if his nervous system  will ever recover from the shock,  If any other laundryman has  ever had a similar experience we  would^lik^^to^lrie^r^^frohT^himT  Such customers' names should  be entered on a national roll of  honor.  CARD OF THANKS  Mr. and Mrs. Alex Thompson,  of Middlesboro, desire to thank  their friends for the sympathy  and consideration shown them  during their recent sa>l bereavement.  CARD OF THANKS.  Mrs. Robert Dishart desires to  express   her  great appreciation  to  her  friends   for  their  many.���  courtesies and favors during her  recent sad bereavement.  WANTED  Steward for Merritt Commercial Club  All applications to be in the hands of  the Socretary not later than noon of  the 21st inst. StBte references and  salary expected.  D. A. COSTIGAN, Secy.'  Merritt Commercial Club.  AGENTS   WANTED.  WANTED AGENTS all over B.C. for  new patent $1 Fountain Pen to sell at  75c. Agent's sample, with silver  pocket clip and filler in handsome  case, mailed for 50c.���Ed. N. Clark  Merritt, sole controller for province  Shop early and avoid the rush and the necessity of waiting for your orders.  New table figs, dates and raisins have just  arrived.  Nuts that are really fresh. English chestnuts,  walnuts, Brazil nuts, almonds, hazel nuts and  peanuts.  e have just received a very large shipment  of the latest mechanical toys and novelties.  Christmas decorations of all descriptions for  the home and public entertainments, in fact  everything you require for the festive season.  Onr holiday display in our   dry goods  and  dress goods departments will surprise you.  GENERAL PROVIDERS  New Howse Block Quilchena Avenu  IT PAYS TO DEAL WITH US.  Candidate for Mayor  Aid. Fred A. Reid  Your Support Solicited.  I stand for  "A clean and   Progressive  Administration."  AND EMBALMING  Remains prepared and shipped to  all parts of the world.  Caskets and Cofi'ii.s of all sizes  on hand.  Address left with A. F. Rankine,  druggist, will receive prompt  attention.  N. J.  MERRITT and NICOLA..  Finest   Job   Printing   i:i    th  Interior  1 Office.  executed at  the News  ^mMM

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