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 B^ry-S^rfW^^-TSg.-Mi-Tfi���il-f^wr ���^���P^ ^ffc-T  ^g-iBVatTve.LiM^i'B?--15" -  Vol. 2, No  MERRITT, B.C.v JANUARY 26, 1912  Price-5 Cents:  '���ji: Bargain in Footvyea r  iii  Don't  Miss It!  We have definitely decided  to confine our. business exclusively to Men's Wear  and in order to make room  for our spring shipments,  we are anxious to close out  immediately our entire  stock    of     Women's   and  Children's shoes.  "'Z  The following will give you  some idea of the bargains  to be had by purchasing  your footwear from usdur-  ' ing the next ten days.  12 Pair Tan Calf Blucher,   Reg. $4.50,   Sale Price $3.00  lOPairVel. Calf Blucher,-  -Reg. $4.00,   Sale Price $2.75  10 Pair Dull Russ Blucher,  Reg. $4.50 Sale Price- $3.00  12 Pairs Patent Blucher,  Reg. $4.00,   Sale Price $2.75  12 Pair B. C. Pol. Blucher  , Reg. $3.50, "Sale Price $2.45  12 Pair Dull Russ Oxford,  Reg. $4.00, Sale Price $2.75  Sizes and styles  foujhd  such  well  Every pair must be sold and  are well assorted and included in our stock will be  known   makes   as Empress, Queen Quality, Ames  Holden, Etc.- -"  some lines have been reduced to Half  Price.  ( Call Early while your size is here.      >  '  P. A. REID & CO.  Specialists m- .-   ,. -   -   -  'Men's Clothing, Furnishings, Boots and Shoes.  Tax Commission Recommends that  Tax be Abolished  One of the most important documents  that has been laid before the legislature of British Columbia is the report of  the Royal Commission on Taxation���  which completed its intricate work  some few weeks ago. This report was  tabled in the House on Monday and is  expected to form the basis of legislation during the session, by which the  Poll Tax and the Personal Property tax  will be altogether eliminated and various other taxation changes reduce the  revenues of the country in the aggregate by about $300,000 annually; while at  the same time the burden of. taxation  will be made lighter when it is borne  by the man of limited means and proportionately increased as it falls upon  his richer fellow-citizen. As an example in point, the Income Tax, it is proposed, shall be radically readjusted,  the synoptical report on this head reading: '  :After a consideration of this tax  which yielded a revenue of $192,924.78  for 1910-11 the Commission reccomends  the raising of the exemption from  $1,000 to $1,5000; the withdrawal of any  exemption from incomes above $11,500  and under $50,000; the withdrawal of  any exemption from incomes above $50  ^000 with the addition of a super-tax for  that part of the income which exceeds  $50,000; an exemption of an additional  $1,500 for farmers, and an average  system for assessing incomes from  trades.  The'Commissioners have attempted  to accomplish the task of reducing taxation in the case of citizens with small  incomes and at the same time of read  justing its incidence on the possessors  of larger i-icomes.  As to the financial effect of the recommended ohanges with respect to  the taxation of persons and property,  tbe report says:  The deduction of the revenue tax and  of the personal property tax would re-  puesent the following loss, supposing  the deduction had been made for the  financial year ending the 31st March:  TABLE A "  Revenue tax $318,338 00  Personal-property, tax "7179:052"70  J  Total...". ........ 492:390 70  It has been calculated that the loss  resulting from raising the exemption  of income tax from $1,000 to $1,500  would be $37,509, whilfe the loss from  partial exemption for men with families would be (say)   $10.000���$47;500   in  aii. ;'/t;  On the other hand the gain under  Class P, under Which no' exemption (as  heretofore) would be made for incomes  between $ll,50darid J60,000, and the  gain under Class C, under which a super tax of 5 per cent (Cl-2 per cent altogether) would be imposed upon that  part of income which iif above $50,000,  would, it is calculated, more than wipe  off the loss from the increased limit of  exemption and for the partial exemption of men with families.  An analysis of the revenue showed  that there was a very satisfactory surplus of actual receipts over estimated,  ($10,492,892 27 as agaiijst $7,000,026 66)  for 1910-11 in the Provincial Treasury.  This surplus, however, for reasons  which are given, is not accepted as sufficiently to be relied upon to warrant  material alteration at.S present of the  principle of assessment or the incidence  o'f taxation except to>f|the degree and  of the'nature reccomended; nevertheless the commission believe that the  reduction. advised J ivi .1' prove of substantial benefit to the people of the  province. A division] of the revenue  into five different heads and examination of the amounts derivable from each  show that the 'total abolition of the  taxes on persons and property and the  raising of the revenue.' solely from an  increased tax-on���natural - resources,  would, even if it wege, held desirable  for other reasons, inyplve a 50 per cent  increase in the rate of taxation of such  resources, i. e. timber,,- coal and minerals, 'i'i  ��� it.  Land tax revenue,: for -1910-11 is  shown at $316,130.83,I' and the report  sets out why'improvements on land  should not be taxedy Real property  taxes revenue for 19&-11 totalled $352  572,44 at one-half of-Jme per cent on  assessed values. The} evidence taken  by the' commission Juiowed that the  rate of taxation is ~i.ot generally regarded as burdensomj^.but certain representations were m&de as to assess-,  ment inequalities, andjcomplaints were  received as to the taxation of improvements. The commissioners in' dealing  with real property re^comend: '.  1. A periodical-���'reassessment of  property according tqi its actual defined  valuery2T^The"aWfitron "of -taxation  on improvements.-. .3.    Legislation  en  ^ Your   commissioners   are   confident j forcing registration of reai estate on  that the loss of the  personal-property  affidavits setting forth  the  true   con-  Promotions     and     Organization  of    New  Squadrons  Make  Changes Necessary  The organization of the 2nd.  Regiment of British Columbia  Horse has now assumed definite  formation and; we are enabled to  give our readers an approximate  idea of how the squadrons will  be officered when .organization is  complete..  Hon. Lieut. Col. Hon. Richard  McBride.      . ..  Lieut. Col. Commanding C. L.  Flick. : ;  "A". Squadron:���Major McKenzie, Captain Rothnie, Lieutenants Bennett, Mandel and  Morris.    ,       ....  "B" Squadron:���Major \Yilson  Captain Pangman, Lieutenants  Allen and-GrelL . '."'     .  "G" Squadron:���Major Paget  and Captain Prower.  "D" Squadron:���Major Matthews, Captain Campbell, Lieutenants Broome,and Lewis.    \  ' Nine subalterns are to be appointed in the near future."  Regimental staff: - Adjutant,  Lieutenant H_. G. Foster,. Chaplain, Rev, Thompson, Quartermaster A. T. Hogg, Paymaster,  A. Stirling, Proyincial Signalling  Officer, Captain J. Bi. P." Nash,  Vetihai-y Officer, H. H. S. George,  Medical Officer, Dr. _G. H, Tutill.  In addition to the above.,there  will be changes." among,.fjjie,noncommissioned ranjcs,, ,Squadron-  Sergeant-Majpr A. j3. Howes, will  be -Regimental. Ser^e,a.nt-Maj r,*  Sergeant Thomas < Smith-cbeing  promoted to-. S.quadrqn-Serge'ant-  Major of "D" squadron.-. 'Q-M-S  Walsh ;Bishqp of Kamloops will  be. promo'tied '��� to' ��� Regimental  QUartermaster.-rSergeant   .a n~d  "it" *i._   i. 'y     x*��     '*  i.-   u ii.  very high honour indeed and I more  than appreciate the great compliment  paid me.  Let me thank you and the Officers  and ask you to kindly convey my best  wishes for the success of the Regi  ment..  Yours sincerely,  Richard McBride  CITY HALL SITE  7 The council last evening  decided to purchase the  N. W. corner of Garcia St.  and Granite Avenue from  Jos. Collett. The price is  $1000. ��  tax would be more than compensated  for by the substituted income tax.  This increased gain is estimated at  $200,000.  �������  The^Diamond V^  ���    .    ������������".'-   ���  %M���~-���-���^- ���   '\  -y         ������������"   -y-=^--  .i '-^��� ��� : ��� _ '70 T��� ,    ^^        ^**^        J    ^^ ^h���  the opportunity to purchase a Homesite  on the DiantOnd Vale field, south of the  railway track on easy terms.  Inside Lots 50x120  Corner  a  50x120  you pay cash we will reduce these  prices 10 per cent.  See .,''..-'.  ? i>  at the Diamond Vale Supply Co.  sideration of purchase and 4. Thst  the registration fee of one-fifth of one  per cent on the value of real estate up  toi$6000 shall be.extended to all real  estate, irrespective of value. ,  As to the wild land tax,   "the evidence went to show that in some cases  the assessment value of wild land was  somewhat low.   At the same time the  commissioners regard the tax of 4 par  cent as sound, and are of the ��� opinion  that the rate should remain as at present fixed.    The commissioner consider  that there should be an increase in the  staff of assessors.   They also recomend  that the  regulation  which  prescribes  that wild land situate west of the Cascade Mountains shall  be  described as  improved  land,    when   improvements  have been effected thereon lo the value  of $2.50 per acre,   should  be extended  to land east of the ��� Cascades, when  it  is also situate to the north of the 53rd  parallel of latitude."  Touching timberlands taxation at 2  per cent upon asseased values. The  evidence showed that the tax was generally regarded as satisfactory. Considerable satisfaction was expressed as  to-the-operation=Qf-the-prssent=system  of fire protection,  With respect to coal lands taxation���  at one per cent on assessed value on  worked mines and two.per cent on un-  worked mines���many witnesses directed attentiou to the disparity between tbe cost of coal at the mine-  head and the price paid by the consumer. Appeals to be relieved of the tax  on coke were also urged. The commissioners refer the evidence regarding  the cost of coal to the consideration of  the government, and reccomend that  the tax on coke be reduced from 15  cents a ton to 10 cents.  Taking up next the 2 per cent mineral tax ob the assesred value of ore,  which brought to the Treasury $91,038.  43 in 1910-11, the report describes the  system of taxing minerals in vogue and  directs attention to the present market value of copper.. Complaints of  witnesses were generally directed towards the inequality of the tax as between high-grade and low-grade ores.  A suspension pf the tax was asked for,  or, alternatively, a -reduction of it.  The commissioners do nat recommend  any change on the tax imposed on minerals.  The commissioners also. agreed that  the 25 cents an acre tax on .crown-  granted unworked mineral claims, was  fair aud reasonable.  The commissioners suggest that the  raising the duty for all the' degrees of  relationship in the case of over $400,  000 and in the more distant degrees of  relationseip in the case of estates of  over $100,000 and $200,000;  ��?<  Joseph Guichon Jr. arrived in  town from Quilchrna on business  last Tuesday.  many other promotions which the  squadron commanders wiil make.  The Salmon Arm Squadron will  run the" other ..three squadrons  very close as ^regards enthusiasm  efficiency  and   numbers,  Major  Flick brought back a^very encour-  aging.report from the Apple City;  our old friend Mr.,_J. R. A. Richards bf the Hotel Monte -Bello  gave Major Flick valuable help  during the organizing trip, as did  the genial editor of the Salmon  Arm Observer: Mr. A. T. Marlow  manager .of the Bank, of Commerce at Salmon Arn? was also  to the' fore with-helpful advice.  Mr. Pangman' ,whp is organizing  the Salmon Arm Squadron fs "an  old member of the R.N.W.M:P.,  while Mr._ Alien saw considerable  service in. Africa as an officer df  the ''2nd .Royal War wicks.-   During his trip Major Flick met Mr.  Wheeler Mickle who was a resident of the Nicola away back in  ISS^and-who-will^be^welhknown"  to all our old timers.  Our military readers will note  that .the appointment of Regimental Major* is in abeyance for|  the present, the reason being  that with the exception of Major  Flick none of "the. senior officers  hold the necessary certificates.  Sergeant Jack Smith has applied for a signalling course at  Esquimalt and his brother Trumpeter J. Smith has applied to  qualify at the same time and  place. ,  Members of the" local militia  who have not been issued with  N.i P. caps can. now'get them as  the balance of the requisition are  in Merritt. All applications for  stores to be made to Quarter-  Master-Sergeant Osmond.  ���Following is the official letter  of the acceptance by th,e Premier  of the Hon. Lieutenant-jColonelcy  of fcthe ^regiment,:.    7 fy  BOBBIE BURNS NIGHT  The Young People's meeting of the  Methodist Church last Monday evening  was of particular interest, it being  Literary night, and given over' to celebrate the birth of Robert Burns,  Scotland's immortal Poet. The meeting-was held.in.the new parsonage and  a varied program was rendered.  Burns', songs and poems were the prevailing feature. Mr. Smith in his usual pleasant style but in better form  than when we heard him before," sang  "The Star of Robbie Burns," "Bonny  Mary of Argyle" and a duet with Mrs.  Connorentitled "When ye gang awa,  Janie," Rev. C F. Connor gave a  short sketch of the Life of Robert  Burns and read the "Cotter's Saturday  Night."  To grace the occasion Mr. McAuley  brought along" the bagpipes and delighted the gathering with the tunes  that make every Scotsman's heartbeat  faster, Mrs.~ Connor rendered some  piano solos and acted'as accompanist.  ,A pleasant feature of _ the evening  was theat.tampted reading in turn by  the company=of i verse from Burns.  Much amusement was created andthe  Scotsmen 'present had many a hearty  laugh at the strenuous attempts to acquire the brpgue, laughs in which -the  whole cpriipauy also joined heartily,,  ,The-judges awarded the priza, a copy  of Burns' poems,-'to Mr. A. ICempT'"    -  Singing "Auld Lang Syne"   brought  the evening to a close.  ; WEEP FOR THE BENEDICTS . ,  ' 'Therdela^ed hockey match between-the Bachelors of this city  and themarried men was played  | off last Sunday afternoon in the  local rink before a large number  of interested spectators, the latter going, down to. defeat by a  score of 12 to 1.     Parkinson,  Phillips, .Brolin   and t Hayward  were the star men of the unattached aggregation,  while Roy  Thomas, who concluded the game  with a bleeding, proboscis, was  the chief planet in the Benedicts'  constellation.   Only one man was  ruled off for a penalty during the  game, Hyndman of the Bachelors, who got a two minute ticket  from Dr. Curtin, the referee.  The_ bachelors'  team was as  follows:���E.   Jones, -Parkinson,  Advertisement brings Flood of Responses to Council-^, y--..-.���  The advertisement which  was  inserted by H. Priest, city clerk,  calling for offers for a suitable  site for a City Hall. - brought in  no less than forty-three sites to  to be chosen from.    The council  met in extra session last Tuesday,  evening for the purpose of dealing with that and other business  but the number of sites submitted was so great that they were  forced to hold another extra ses.  sion last evening to go into the  matter thoroughly. ,:  The Bank of Toronto gave notice that they wiil raise-their rate  on loans and discounts one -per  cent, making the charge upon the  city for such transactions ,6" per .  cent. The bank will however  continue to pay three per cent  on daily balances to the city's  credit. This' aroused considerable discussion and finally the  matter was referred to the Finance Committee, they to :see if  the Bank of Montreal would be  able to offer any better terms and  report back to the council-at the ���  next meeting.' '*'     " "*  Frank Bailey sent in   a   com-   ���_  munication requesting .that the  ���city consider the question of ad-  '*  vertising in a pamphlet which he  is    to,   have^ published..    Tne..__  charge for a~page advertisr ment  is"$25'for a half-page "$15.."- The ;'  mayor suggested that the" "mat-  '  ter betaken up with- the- Board  pf Trade, as he-understood  that   !  that;' body-' -.were contemplating  the issue of such apampTilet,  .Alderman-John, Chairmiir>, reported" progrtss  of  the  Health  and Sanitation Committee.   The  committee I are _of   the._ opinion  that the city should own~its:6wn  team and   cart  and 'employ ' a"'  scavenger.    The team,  harness, "*  wagon  etc.,   was  estimated   to   -.  cost $600.    This   could  be used   1  by the Board of Works,   when    '  .not   used for scavenging^  and  thus could be madeyto   pay   for   .'  itself within'the .year.    Cost of   !'  feed   and   repairs   would   total   ->  about three hundred dollars for   ."  the year. ]  Alderman  Crawford, Chairman bf the Fire and Police Committee, reported that the members oftHe committee had made  a careful study of local conditions and the chief recommendation they had to make at present  was that all hotels and boarding  houses should be " required"   to  Phillips Hayward,^rolin, Hynd.  have ready for instant  PRIME MINISTER'S  OFFICE  Victoria Jan. 8 1912  Major Charles Flick,    "  y 2nd. B. C.-lHorse,  V   Merritt, B.>G.V x '!. ;.', .  Dear Major Flick:���;....;  -���..,���''.    It is with syegy-.- great  pleasure  that  I.accejt the,, Honorary Lieutenant Colonelcy of the 2nd  Regiment of  British Columbia Horse so kindly tendered me by you and the Squadron   Of  ficers under your command.!     y.    ,  , I assure.you that  I  consider this  man and Morrisson.  The married men-were Boyd,  Thorn,-Collins. Slough; Thomas,  Barnes and Mcrae.  Referee: Dr. T. V. Curtin.  Timekeeperr=Frank=Goffee yand  penalty timekeeper R. Wilkinson.  Time of halves: 20= minutes.  Interval, ten minutes.  'The game commenced at 2.43.  Following were the scores:���  Bachelors: Parkinson, 2.47; 2.48;  Phillips, 2.49; Hayward, 2.50;  Phillips, 3.02.   Benedicts; 0.  Second half:���Bachelors; Phil-  lipps, 3.17; 3.19; Brolin, 3.22;  Morrisson, 3.27; Hayward, 3.29;  3.31; Brolin, 3.33. Benedicts;  Roy Thomas, 3.32.  use -some--  suitable chemical fire fighting  appliance. That every householder should be required to  keep at least ttvo ladders, one "to  reach from the   ground   to_������the  MIDDLESBORO SMOKER.   "..  Last- Saturday evening the  members of the club held-the  most successful - smoker yet.  Songs, recitations, instrumental  music, boxing and wrestling  made the evening pass {very  quickly. Among those who contributed songs were. Messrs. J.  Rossj- Whitten, ' Davis, -Vbrke,  Adair, Dry borough, McLeod,  Sullivan, Williams,j and Le  Pierce. Instrumental selections  were given by Messrs. Bullen,  Worthieg, Whitten and Anderson. Mr. Mclnulty gave a much  appreciated/recitation.  Hume and Herbertson wrestled catch- as- catch- can. Dave  Brown wrestled Clarkson and  Lee. Manion and Adair boxed  ..Jthree rounds and Templeton and  Parks four..,c,i-...z.-,-:..^^.y-  edge of the roof, and another  from that point to the top. The  committee further strongly ur-.  ged that provision be made by;  the council for efficient chimney  inspection and also that none but  brick or concrete chimnies be  permitted in future.? .  A letter was received from a  realty broker suggesting that a:  license fee be charged fire -and  life insurance solicitors. Thie  matter was referred to the Finance Committee. ,;J   ..._.,���  Alderman-Irving, Chairman Of |;  the Board :of �� Works; reported Ii  tiiat bwirigfUtolthe absence of Al- f_  derman Jaekson from Jthe cityf  the committee had Held ho meeting."-"      '- --���:���'������ :''   '��'"':���:;:���:::::::���;      : '**  The matter of thei contract for  city printing was laid over.  iDr::.Williams   was   appointed  health officer for the city. <\  ^ The council raised the magis-f:  Citrate's 1 salary! ip   $37.50   per  month.   The city clerk's is now .  $100, and the city Solicitor's $75., I  The salary of tfie mayor was1' \  fixed at $300 perf'annum, "and',  that of-' each alderman at $150-'  per annum. _ f.  Those present pn Tuesday ev-!.  ehihg were Mayor Reid, and Aid- :  ermen Jackson. Irvine, -Cowley,  John, Crawford and Gordon.       w  :: X7..7. '   oi - -  RomeZ. Chandler, arrived in, ,  town from,Victoria this-,,w.eek��..77 •?■»■"■»« ■="■!!'-•=;-»iPi .">..'i»—  . ■; _.tiu- ."■■— - '^7■Trt^T,..-?-'—v v "-.■*»■«?»■ """Tr-i- ■!■.■?•.. V.r"=I.».~ *-'--c-..j* «**H."fc.«*.   - ■^S^tLTK!--"■^■F■ ^ " w« i»-'.:»   j^T-y ^"^.«** — '*«.>—r"X.«. j— ".iw=-»-j» -■>T'.^»iYjF-Ii"-ifci. .";■--"=<■"»1-iiSfE_V"5"_l-__''_5" "._.5s,>~-v_',{,=__-; .■y.-.lj.*- -t** t-. ,. »r= --" •''-^"ii'ST-ii. "^-j™   1   s^x^i'KatJst*--"' »Va^.T"~^—•t-^rV.>i-»"\.^_r"v,js*-3'Ci* ■*&',-'•" ' J"^"-!.*.™""'5 *__
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Elsewhere in these columns
will be found the latest statement of the assets and liabilities
of the Bank of Toronto, which
has just completed its fifty-sixth
year of business. A perusal of
this report of the general manager of the company reveals that
the officers of the bank have run
their business conservative methods, and at the same time an ag-
ressive policy in the matter of
securing new business, with the
logical conclusion that the general manager been able to. present
an anual statement • which will
compare favorably with anyj bank,
in the.Dominion.,
If the average man is interested in an analysis of this report
he will be better able to appreciate the conservative-policy of
the bank in the estimate of the
value of assets by turning to the
valuation placed upon Bank
Premises. These, it will be observed, are valued at $1,264,662*.-
75. This amount covets: the-esT
timated value of the various
branches and the head office of
the company. How conservative
this is will be more fully understood when the market: value of
the head office site, in Toronto,
and the Vancouver branch, is estimated at about one half of the
book valuation. Taking then the
bank valuation as a basis of comparison, we feel that, we are well
within reasonable limits when we
express the opinion that tbe estimated value placed upon properties and securities, owned or
controlled by the bank, in, the
statement of assets, would probably be between forty- and and
sixty per cent of the actual mar
ket value.
Seventeen new offices, were
opened during the year and" the
bank has now 102 offices.
Ea abliohed 1817.
Re«erve and. Undivided Profits
Head Cffic:   Monreal
v Savings
(Interest allowed at current rates.)
A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager;
Nicola Agency, open on Tuesdays and Fridaya .only.-
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Specialist in Ladies' Accessories.
Exclusive agent for D & A Corsets:
Edforritij TewnaU* Offices.
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Wines and .Liquors*.
Not, only, the best, but • a long way, ahead
of the next best...
Under new..management and.many improved facilities.
More accommodation, and of the belt
In every department we aim to please,"and we generally succeed.
Best of Winea.and Liquors Always in Stock.
Merritt;. B.C
"The Saturday before the Coronation
Durbar the woman of India presented
an address -to.her majesty, the queen.
In acknowledging its receipt her majesty made a most beautiful and touching reply, such a reply as might have
been expected from. an English queen
a descendant of. Queen. Victoria.
Among other sentences it may. not be
inapropos to carefully, note the following and to specially recommend it to,tfae
Women of Vancouver, whppffefeaBUch
a rebuff to tUe-:*Women -of India: "The
pages bf history have set forth what
splendid influences for good can be
brought to bear,in, their homes) by the
Women of India, and the annals of its
noble races are colored by acts of devoted fealty.and magnificent service as
the fruits of the lessons instilled by.
mothers in the hearts and minds of
their children." This will soundstrange
to Canadian mothers, with many of
whom it is now. the fashion to leave such
things to the "school-marm" or r the
nursery governess. "—Victorian Week.
"There is one crime that cannot be charged against Canadian
mothers, that is givingbirth to
the editor of the Victoria Week.
He has .been an amateur pulpit
ranter, amateur platform booze
booster, an amateur politician, an
amateur journalist, and now. we
presume he intends to butt into
the home life as an ama|eur dry
nurse and bottle-holder tot the infants of the province.   'If .so,, we
would advise the mothers toask
the supreme, court for a perpetual
injunction prohibiting the Week
editor from practising as a dry
nurse.    One of himv is .''all. that
tjiis province can reasonably be
expected to endure.    He should
never have left,the.' Old country.
Bonar   Law,   a  mere  colonial,
slipped in as leader of the Conservative party during his ab-
sense,    He is.so superior to col-,
onials that the, average. Canadian
looks, upon him as.a sort of intellectual caricature.    The British
gpvernment should endeavor, to
furnish employment for her intellectual  prodigies.   J The   Old
Country, farmers, business men
and workers are good; enough
for Canada, and they never become wards of .the natjon.    .The
editor of the Week has gone out
of; his way .to insult Canadians
on ..every p'ossi We. occasion' while
practically;living off, tlie patronage of the provincial government.
Even the mothers of Canada are.
not exempt from his uncouth,, impudent  and  egotistical: vapor-
ings.."—Slocan Record.
The editor of the News regrets
that he is not personally acquainted withfhis vis. a_vis, Jaines
W>. Grier, of, the Record. But
he "drinks - your, health, sir.
Likewise I.bowsJ" ,
- ■   O ■ "
The young ■ peopler. of. Nicola
held7a most. enjoyable ' skating,
.party on the.rink, last .Thursday
evening. Refreshments were
served on the _ ice-by the ladies
which were, very much enjoyed
by)all present..
Miss Morrisson and. Miss L.
6fcKague of. Vancouver, visited
Nicola last.week.as guests of
Miss Howse..
spent the last two., months, in.
yancouver arrived Friday on a
visit. to. her sister Mrs.. W. E..
Dodd.  '.....-'
;. Miss Carrington spent last
:Wjeek end.visiting Major and Mrs.
Flibk of Lower Nicola..
T. Heslopi.who left last week
6n:a business trip to the coast is
expected back Friday.
H. C. Meeker, Manager of the
'N. V. P. Lbr Co.. returned to
town on Tuesday after a week's
business trip ito the Coast.
W. F. G. Richmond, formerly
night watchman at the Lumber
Co. 's plant, spent Monday visit-
isiting friends. Mr. Richmond
seemed quite impressed with the
progress around Canford Mills
since his employment here.
The much longed for snow
which the loggers have been
waiting for arrived last Tuesday
night and a large gang of teamsters are taking advantage of it,
by hauling their logs to the log-
H. McCallum. foreman at the
sawmill, is laid up with a severe
attsck of neuraigia.
Mrs. H. C. Meeker entertained
the members of the Afternoou
Whist Club at her home on Wednesday last.
A party of young people from
Lower Nicola came down to Canford Mills, on. a sleighride last
Saturday. They report a very
very enjoyable time as the
guests, of the Canford Mill
sports^ -
A cribb contest" is en amongst
the men around Canford Mills.
Already, fseveral contests have
been arranged.
A meeting of the Conservative Association will be held in the Club Room
at 8 p. nil Mbpday January 29th.to receive the report of the delegates who
were appointed to interview the government re matters pertaining to the
A. B. Kennedy.
Knights of Pythias
Nicola Valley Lodge No. 46, meets in
Reid's Hail every. Wednesday night at
8 p. m. All visiting brethren are cordially invited to attend.
Knight J.
C. C.
Knight R. Hebron
lv. fx. 5.
Harness and
Harness, Robes, Blankets,
Trunks, Valises, etc. always
in stock.
Poultry and Stock Foods.
Best of satisfaction in all
departments. Prices are
Edison Phonograph
and you will never regret it.    Just the thing  for  the long
winter evenings.    Call and hear one at
Last week saw the commencement-of the curling in earnest.
During the week, as the oldtimers got their hands in again and
the novices acquired a grasp of
the. rudiments of the game, the
interest of the players increased
proportionately. The competition for the Strickland cup commenced this, week and will probably occupy the balance of the
. Following are the skips whose
rinks are matched, for the dates
put by them:— -
Plumbing ^nd
- Jan
. 22nd.
. Grimmett .vs. Petrie.
,^ Rogers,;     ''   McDonald.
_ '  «<
24 th.
,Ranspm,.   ''   Bewley;. -
'   i a
■" 25th.
Barnes       "   Strickland
Grimmett "   Rogers.
Petrje        "   McDonald.
Ransom     "   Strickland.
-Bewley      "   Barnes.
Rogers       ''   Strickland.
■  Feb
.   1st.
Grimmett "   Barnes.
1    (*
Bewley       "   Strickland.
Petrie         "   Ransom.
McDonald "   Bewley.
Ransom      '.'   Barnes.
. 7th.-
Grimmett  "   Strickland.
'  tt
Rogers       "   Petrie.
1           tt
Ransom     "   Grimmett.
Bewley       "   Petrie.
Barnes     '"   Rogers.
' *t
Strickland".   McDonald.
McDonald "   Ransom.
Barnes      "   Petrie.
Bewley     "-   Rodgers.
Grimmett "   McDonald.
Petriev-     "   Strickland.
* t
Grimmett "   Bewley.
McDonald "   Barnes.
Ransom    ''   Rogers.
Old-fashioned chain and old
will be suitably rewarded by
leaving same,at this office.
Newlyestabliahed throughout.
Bej& of ;Furjiishings.    -      -    Spacious Rooms.
I Exc^en^, accommodation.    -   Well-lighted throughout.
f. ■"   ! ' Choice, LiQuor^ and Cigars.
7" Special attention, tpl'pommercial trade.
R^B8S$"L50rperday.   Special Rates by the month
Captain and Mrs. J. Leader re
turned to Nicola.last Saturday
evening after spending a most
enjoyable holiday at coast cities.
Miss Lester, who has been visiting, Mr. and Mrs. George Murray returned to her home in New
•Westminster on.Saturday's train.
1 Miss Francis who. recently, un.-
derwent an. operation for. appendicitis in Vancouver returned .to
iNijcola on.Friday^;;■ .        /,, i;
'   Mayor and Mrs, Reid of Mer
ritit were,gueats of Mrs.- Roberts
last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lauder of
"Spring^iSank" ranch Quilchena,
visited Mr. and Mrs. Fv Wv Jackson the first of the week."■ They
were accompanied by Miss,,, !Morr
rissqn, a sister of Mrs.: Lauder.
Mrs.  J.  Fi  Murray returned
-Monday to Hat Greek;
SHOP — Repairing of
all kinds done.
We bv anything you
wish to sell and sell
anything you wish
to buy.
Kennedy &
Finest Pool Room in the Interior.
Cor. Voght St. & Granite Ave.,
First Class
Barber Shop
In Connection.
Remains prepared and-shipped to
all parts of the world.
Caskets and Coffins of all sizes
on hand..
Address left with A. F. Rankine,
druggist, will receive prompt
Head Office, .
Incorporated 1855.
$3,943,530   $4,608,050
■'-:-t. ■:.■-':■;"   $664,520'   '
Reserved Fund   $4,516,578    $5660,070
Increase     "-.-..   $1,143,492 .
$24,737,123 $41,126,664
■ ; ' r.s ■  $16,389,541
$3007,366 $45,609,222
,   -    - :     $14,601,856
Western Linen
West or Revelstoke
Deposits   .- -
. Increase
Loans,; and
Total. Assets
$37,231,908 $57,067,664
- j'-       $19,845,756.
8AVINSS DEUARTMENT   at all   branches:
. Interest is  added to balances half-
; yearly. ' v "'■"'
BUSINESS ACCOUNTS receive  careful   attention. ,•  ■•'■-••
The Bank has Jcomplete equipment
:  and facilities,jfor the .transaction
• of banking for; all classes pjf" business accounts both large and small.
MONEY ORDERS and DRAFTS sold.    '
CHEQUES cashed. v-"'
A. H. B. ROGERS,    • -    (MANAGER
Travellers'   Cfieques   and   Letters
' Credit Issued.
Train leaves 13.05 daily for
allpoints East and West.
Returning, leaves 18.15.
Tickets on sale to all points
Canada and United States.
Accommodation reserved
and complete passage booked to any part of Great Britain to Canada. If sending
for your friends purchase;
your ticket here and avoid
>li g money.
For rates and sailings apply
- Merrill, B. C.
Or write to
General  Passenger  Agent
Vancouver, B.C.
Contractors   and   Boildc r s
With many years of practical experience, we are prepared
to   handle  any  kind   of  Building  Construction   Work.
ANDREW, McGORAN. Proprietor
Lumber, Lath, Shingles* Lime,
Cement and all kinds building
material.  ^_^
Lumber Yard and.Offices:,
Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.
Nice Assortment.of .Tobaccos srd Cigars..
RuasswioK Pool Boom
VOGHT ST. suN?5rN°ESITTEHlSlER,      '        MERRITT
CHASa J. VANHEAR, Proprietor.
M. McInTYRE; Prop.
Theihoices.t of..Beef, utton, etc.,  al.ways on.hand
Fresh Fish, Eggs and-Vegetables.-
T. HESLOP* Prop.
-Dealers in:
Rrime Beef; Mutton Lamb
Veal andn Pork.
Poultry Ham andJBacon.
^Manufacturers of=
Strictly High^Grode Delicious
Fresh   Fish  always  on   hand.       Orders  receive prompt;
attention.    Cattle-bought;and sold.;by the carload.
I. Eastwood
k. s>  ^  Friday. January 26, 1912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Bank Premises..  REPORT OF THE  FIFTY-SIXTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  40,293,337 36  1,264,662 75  3  $57,067,664 74  NOTES ON BANK OF TORONTO  Previous year's  The fifty-sixth Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of this Bank was held on  10th-January at the Head Office in Toronto.  The President, Mr. Duncan Coulson. occupied the Chair. Mr. Thomas F  How, the General Manager, acted as Secretary, and Messrs. E. M. Chadwick  and Geo. R. Hargraft, were appointed Scrutineers. The following Report was  then read by the Secretary:��� '  /The Directors of the Bank of Toronto beg to present their report for the  year ending 30th November. 1911, accompanied by the Statement showing the  condition of the Bank'on that date and the result of the operations of the year  '       ' PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT.  Thetoalance at credit ofcProfit and  Loss  on  30th  November  1910; was....   -.  ....-���' S194 777 nt>  , The Net Profits for the year, after makiug full provision-for all''."  bad and doubtful debts, and deducting expenses, interest accrued  on deposits, and rebate on current discounts, amounted to the  sum of ; 677 qr. ������  Premium received on New Stock .'.'.';.'.".'.'.'608 050 00  .    .$1,480.'791 31  This sum has been appropriated as follows:���  Dividen Is at 11 per cent.   Transferred to Officers Pension Fund...  THOS. F. HOW;  ��������� General Manager.  ANNUAL REPORT  PROFITS $677,964 equal to 16.37 per cent, on average Capital  Profits $589,656 or 14.74 per cent, on  Capital.  REST $5,608,000, an even Million Dollars greater than the paid up Capital.  $858,050 has been added to this Fund during the past year, making theRest  equal to .121 per cent, of the capital and 12.03 per lent, of the total liabilities  owing the public, a strong protection for both depositors and share-holders  NOTES IN CIRCULATION $4,862,432 an increasefor the year of $843,852  DEPOSITS $41,126,664 an increase for the year of $4,140,944.  LOANS AND INVESTMENTS $45,609,222 an increase for the year of $5,003,692-  while about 88 per cent, of the total was represented by. Commercial lo'ans'  showing the Bank's close connection with .the interests of the. business  community.  TOTAL ASSETS $57,067,664 an increase for the year of $6,753,267.  CASH, BANK BALANCES and other quick assets $15,509,664, equal to  over 33,  per cent, of total liabilites to the public.  DIVIDEND paid 11 per cent., $455,721 against 10  year.  years in ^ the province. He  speaks Kamloops; Okanogan and  Thompson Indian, dialects, very,  fluently, and also has a? very fair  understanding of the various  tribe dialects between Kamloops  and the coast. Only those; who  can speak'. Chinook and have a  smattering of a-fewdfelects���: can  properly appreciate: the; notability of this accomplishments  per  cent.- paid  the.previous  $455,721 32  iionsicneu i/w wmcera tension J?una  .<_ nnn on  Written off Bank Premises 7777.7.'"     100,000 00  250,'000 00  608,050 00  " 99  NEW BRANCHES 17, making a total of 102 Branches.  ���?��? ����H INSpECTI9,N of Branches and Head Office by the Bank's inspecting officers and a Committee of the Board under the leadershipof the  second Vice-President.  Transferred to Rest Account from Profit and Loss Account  Transferred to Rest Account from Premium on New Stock.      wo uou  Carried forward to next year # 52 019  REST ACCOUNT  Balance November 30th, 1910.   Transferred from Profit and Loss ....  Premium on New Stock   .$250,000 00  . 608.050 00  .$4,750,000 00  NOW POSSIBLE  858,050 00  $5,608,050 00  Totalper Balance Sheet  ..........  Average amount of paid up Capital for the fiiscal year ."$4,142,921 00  D. COULSON  :'��� <  _  President.  GENERAL STATEMENT  30th November, 1911  .$ 4,862,432 00  LIABILITIES  Notes in Circulation   Deposits bearing interest  .....'.'."."..."$34 949 652 7fi  Deposits not bearing interest 6'177'on 20  Balances due to other Banks....... ' " " 41']l��'6,631 %$  Quarterly Dividend, payable 1st December, miiiis" '_25077 27 "      a7'au 77  Dividends unpaid ".  ;260l 75    125,338 02  $1.480,791 31 Delegates to Victoria Accomplished  Mission Satisfactorily  During last week Isaac Eastr  wood received a communication  from   Victoria announcing   the  successful result of the visit  of  Messrs.   Cleasby,   Jackson   and  Strickland to the capital city.  I    The government has promised  a re-survey of the Godey Creek  road;  thi3 work is to be done  thoroughly with a view to building the road if a suitable grade  can be obtained.  A promise of an appropriation  for the construction of a highway bridge over the Coldwater  river, south of the exhibition  grounds, was secured,  and con-  concession which-will be greatly  appreciated by the residents of  this city is the decision of tne  government to arrange for hold-,  ing the sessions of the County  Court in Merritt in future.  The government have also promised to establish a Small Debts  Court here in the immediate future.  The delegates are to be congratulated upon the successful  termination of their visit.  AND FUttEMy DIRECTOR  Caskets and Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices..  B. PRIEST, Gfanit Ave. Merritt  Between Methodist Church and C.P'R  track.  J. Aw MAUGHAN  Solicitor. Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrongfs Store  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  Use Common Sense  to Home Building  by applying your own knowledge and the wisdom you have  gainea through observation and you can't go far wrong, Wood  has always been the favored material used in these parte and  JSSntft^f0* ev.dence .in the old time frami-houses still  fJfSSK" ��? , U *? c?n,vi_.nce Lany self thinking man that it  *   ���1os,.yet,.the-safest  material for home building.Wit permits of ���  fn/w ?'"d Ch|nKgeS e-Ven after a house ha^beten string for years, and by.painting, its entire appearance can be  changed to conform with surroundings. Thelumber we handle  these days is carefully manufactured"from vir_$_tfmbeHer-  theC^lecWaofd ��S�� thickness" ^ exercising due care in  satisfactSf      S W6'Can SaVe y0U money a*>d insure you  "There's No Place-Like Home"  VANCOUVER LUMBER CO'Y.  MERRITT, B. C.  M. L. GRIMMETT; LL.B.  Bftnfatermd BolUhmr.  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal-'  Capital paid up $4,608.050 00  KeBt ������������'  5,608,050 00  $46,602,144 75  Interest Accrued on Deposit Receipts and Rebates  on Notes Discounted   Balance on Profit and Loss Account carried forward    "197,400 00  52,019 99  10,465,519 99  $57,067,-664 74  ASSETS  $   809,057 71  4,759,802 00  Gold and Silver Coin on-hand..  Dominion Notes on hand '.  Notes of and Cheques on other Banks *'. 2'648'fi9? Ia  Balances Due from other Banks .*.'   1/787 493 82  Deposits with Dominion Government' for security -- '     '���  ." of Note Circulation, ...;....;...:. >���-*---.    ;- jgg g00 0��.  Government,-Municipal, Rail way. aad other Debeti-   7--   y ���.,-'":���...  tures and Stocks ���" .w.-.'>.;. -.-...-......,-_.?.....;.���.- 1;604,607 40 **- *  ....    3,711,278^46   Call and Short" Loans oh "Stocks and Bonds"..  Loans and Bills Discounted ;  $40 rm 7*0 ao  Loans to other Banks secured                170 7fifi 71  Overdue Debts (estimated loss provided for) ......       878.181 72  $15,508,664 63  struction of the bridge will com  mence in the spring.   The saving in time which it will mean for  those   residents  of    Collettville  who have business to transact in  this city will be 'appreciated by  all who have in the past been  forced to drive down across  the  Nicola, or by way of   the   Middlesboro bridge.  The delegates from the hos-  bital board of directors had little  difficulty in obtaining trom the  government the. promise of a  further grant*1 of. two = thousand  dollars towards defraying the  expenses in the completion and  inauguration of the Nicola Val-  PERE LE JEUNE IN TOWN  Father Le Jeune O. M. I., of  Kamloops, was in town last Friday. He visited the. Indian. reserve up the Coldwater and" left  Tuesday for Quilchena. He married two couples at the Cold-  water reserve.  He as usual made his careful  observation and reports that on  '-a t:i  Real; Estate and Ins  uranee  Nicola Lodge  No.. 63 meets in f  R'eidTB Hall  the second  Tuesday of each  month-at S'p.  m. Sojourning brothers cordially invited.  S:^ J.1 Solomon^ Fr'ed^S.~Gay  W. M. Secretary.  Representing old board  companies such as-  'Sua",  "Norwich Union",, "anitoba" and others.  Your Patronage is Solicited.  Office Conklin Block,  Voght Street, Mtaxitt.  the whole the numbers of Indians in the valley are not diminishing. He assisted at the con-,  firmation of Victoire, the new-  chief elected as the succesor to  the late Chief Antoine;  From Quilchena he   goes   to  Douglas Lake,  and will' remain  there a few. days returning. to|  Qailchena next Sunday.  Father Le Jeune is very well  known to the old-timers: of- Yale  and Kamloops.: districts? as the  author of the Chinook Wawa, one  of thie oddest monthlies "dealing  exclusively with Indian affairs  ever issued: He is: a pioneer  missionary of. British Columbia,  FOR LIVERY, EXPRESS^ DRAY WORK  WE CAN MOVE' YOUR  YOUR   HOUSE. -; .  PIANO,   HOUSEHOLD- FURNITURE OR  CONTRACT-WORK A. SPECIALTY  TAXNOTrCE:  Nicola Assessment District.-  m  Victoria Rooms  ley General Hospital.   A further | having., spent   the- past:   thirty  NOTICE'IS' HEREBY 'GIVEN  accordance with Statutes. ��� that -'Provincial revenue tax andassessedtaxes,  income-and' school^ tax. assessed and  levied-;' under; - the < ' 'Assessment ��� Act*'  and tamdndments,.- are ���? doe-and"payable  on-the 2nd day., of. January,. 1912..  ;. AC*?3'6.8 collectable for. the NICOLA  ASSESSMENT' DISTRICT ' are - do*e  and payable' at my' office, situated at  the Government!, office, -NICOLA, B.C  I ,T^J,s?notice,.jin,.tgnna;��^^^r4a^ui��.  valent;!to;apersonal demand ttyime tip-'  onallipersons liable;foEtaxes..  -��� Dated at Nicola, iB.-C, this 17th Idav  of. January,-1912.,   ..  ;     W: N."ROLFE,"  - Assessor and Collector,  50-5 ,       Nicola' Assessment-District:  WOOD-FOR SALE  GEO.   RICH  COUTLEE AVENUE  ES'    OLD    STAND  REAR DIAMOND VALE  STORE  A. B. KENNEDY  AGENTs FOR  Pitmer Gasoline  ing-System-  AW. McVittie  DOMINION  &   PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS.--CORNER  VOGHT ST: and COUTLIE-AVE.f  Subdivision;^Vork a   Specialty *.  [Offices-with John Hutchison :Co. ]  MERRITT, B. G.  McDonald.Block  Quilchena Ave  Finest Furnished Modern Rooms in the  City.  All .outside rooms and well lighted by  electricity.  .;For rent by day week or month.  mrs. j. a. Mcdonald r  u       Proprietress.  Drop   us   a   line if you are  contemplating building  POTTS & RUSSELL  BUILDING CONTRACTORS  -e-  And in doing so wish to point out that if you dedlwi^us for the year 1912 you  will not only be happy but you wilLfindithe savings help to prosperity.  Bids  and  Estimates   Cheer-  7(     fully Made.  Box: 122 Merritt, B. C.  H. R.; H. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S., B.C.L.S  ie  n  .   Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B, C.  Ashcroft, B. C.  Jwt��� rf*���is here now and we have iust received a CAR LOAD of COOK  STOVES RANGES and HEATERS and we are selling these at very low prices.  ^a" anc* inspect these before yon buy elsewhere.  Branch  T  Open Day and Night  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.n  Ojr excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Pricea-~the most reasonable  in town.  We have just received a big shipment  of Underwear, two piece and combinations  all sizes, and we can safely say that we can please you in this line.    Also childrens  underwear.    Splendid values.  '".in ���  MEN'S WOOL SOX, 25c, 3Sc and 50c, the best to be had.  Limited. l~-1  ,*'<.-��.-*V*?���  TV'TtXP"  fv"m\    O-*"**-"  r-t-�� ..  _S-*fi-* *���'  1*4   i A   ,    r-*f-a   *���������   ���* Jflt-t      ��*���'  T~*   ��� _      "Ifcfftr   ���TTi*"**   -   "l   -**���-   -*���*��      -*\  ��� V.*..   ..    .t* ��� J*-.����-n   '-���   -*���  ���'-'���liili-iriiiifn    i���    .jhu��diiM.i ����li   �����fc '������*"bw**^faM^ll*T"J   '   '*  "   ' "'  ���"��� ���'������     "������������"��� I  TH  .H-  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  We have just  received  a new  shipment  of  pipes  *'    consisting of the well known  t    BBB and Peterson.,  i Also a nice selection of cheaper lines from which  choose.  to  A. F. RANKINE  Druggists  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Bob Clark was in town on  iness during the week.  bus-  Mrs. Robert  Stevens  is   once  more in good health.  Harry Grimes has almost completely recovered from his incapacity, with a broken arm.  . ' o������- " ���  Charles L. Betterton, of Aspen  Grove, is expected back from  Victoria about the first week in  February.  Miss Mae Marriott will leave  for Seattle early in February to  select her stock of spring- millinery ana ladies novelties.  o *-=r_  Alohzo Roberts and his wife  and daughter, of Aspen Grove  were in town for the week-end.  Ring up the 0. K. Transfer.  No. 30, for a . good turnout.  They have the finest in the city.  -.; ���     O ��� "  ;;D. Campbell of Mission City  spent some time in the valley  last week as the guest of Mr. and  Mrs. E. A. Collett, of Lower Nicola. . He returned to his home  on Saturday.  Archie Little, who left for  California some weeks ago, is  now in Pasadena. He will return  about the middle of March.  Andrew Kay became ill with  o-rippe last week. William  Schmock was laid up for a couple  of days with the same complaint.  Frank Bailey has ..returned to  the city from Vancouver, where  he went on business some time  ago.  Miss Marjory Gibson, who  spent a few weeks here as the  guest of Mr. and Mrs, J. P: Boyd,  left for her home in Arrowhead  last week,   z .   o   Let the 0. K.  your baggage.  Transfer handle  Prices right.,  Mrs. J. Smith, Sr., of Spences  Bridge, was the guest of her  daughter and son-in-law Mr. :*and  Mrs. E. - A. Collett, of Lower  Nicola, last week.    ���' 7  Messrs Lewis and Charles- came  up from Can ford on business tliis  week.     , .  J. C.; Wilson, blacksmith at the  Inland Coal & Coke mines, ;had  his eye hurt last Monday by a  spark from a piece of; iron _he  was welding. He was attended  by Dr. Gillis.  Hire Your  Rigs From  Voght Street, Merritt, B.C.  N. Peterson  Proprietor.  E.=Q.=BoxU27.  Admission   25c.  rkiUi-pn ioCs   -^rJB_'j__j_,A>%.*��-,^����'*jfc ��!-���**��� -^#S   John Cowley, the alderman elected to fill, the;. vacancy in the  East Ward by the 'ttiemKefs of  the City Council, has for years  been a close student of economic  problems.      - ;:   Xy^y-"'-;,,  James Quirk, who has been in  the valley for several'weeks, has  been joined by his wife and family., Miss Isabal McLeod, sister  of Mrs. Quirk,-' is' living -with  them. They have taken up their  residence "on Nicola avenue.  The members -of Nicola I. odge  No. 53 A. F. & A. M. will hold  their first annual ball in JEastwood  Hall on February 14th. .Special  preparations are being made to  ensure a great success. ..��� 4.-ban.dr  some programme will be provided on which the various symbols  will be done in blue and gold.  Mr. and Mrs. George McGruth  er this week received .the. news  of the death of their nine months  old niece, the daughter of Mr.  and Mrs. H. Phillips of Aberdeen  Scotland. For this reason;they  are unable to accept invitations  to local functions for some time  to come..  Robert Morin was in town from  Canford during the week.  Benjamin Priest ordered a  handsome new. hearse from the  east; It will arrivei -in a few  weeks."'   "    *"y.y.':., .:-.���  Charles.Graham has not received any reply from Raymond  Leighton, of Savona, whom he  challenged to - wrestle ...Dave  Brown here for $100 a side.  Born:���To Mr.,and Mrs. William Aitken. at their home on  Nicola avenue, a daughter, Sunday, Jan'21st; 1912. Mother arid  child are both doing well.  E. G. Walker was in town from  the Coldwater this week on busr  iness.;  Lou Austin, of "Lower Nicola,  was in town, on business this  week, y ���"���v-  A;��E.'"~How3e is" putting up a  handsome business block in  Princeton.   '*  7 The. p. K.> Transfer has purchased'60 tons of oats from the  Beaver Ranch and is now storing  them in the storage rooms here.  Parties desiring good seed oats  call on or 'phone the above named company.  William Brown, Er. T. V. Curtin and F. Cook went down to  Coalmont on business on Tuesday,  mr. Cook, a merchant of Granite  Creek; spent three weeks -in-,, the  city.  Rev, - C. F. Connor,, Methodist  Church, will continue his series of Sermons on the '-Hall-marks of Manhood"  the subject for Sunday evening being  "Purity:"   v  Riv.'js Wagner "0. Mi L, of  Kamloops, was in town for "the  week end leaving for Ashcroft  and. other mainline points,. He  expressed satisfaction with the  progress in paying off the 'debt  on theinew church and the in-  creaseyfti the numbers of his-congregation. Irr future he .-will,  celebrate mass"here: every third;  Sunday in- the-month.y The bell  for 'the church was shipped from  France a few weeks ago and is  expected here in about two months, ilt ���wiilSfedme Iby jway of  Yokohama. He'called J>ri those  members of his congregation who  li'v<5 at Coal Hill and Middlesboro  on Monday.  SKATING   CARNIVAL  'This evening at the rink the management are holding a ' skating carnival.  Prizes attractive and valuable are offered for the following:���Best, dressrd  married lady; best -'dressed single lady  best dressed married man; best dressed  single man; best clown; best comic representation; omen's long, and . high  Jumps." Theie will be races for boys.  girls and men. Prizes are also offered  -for-the=best-fancy=skaters-of=theladies  and gentlemen in costume. From the  talk around town there should be a  great crowd-.atfthe rink.:.-.������'   -y.vy  ""The" Foresters are holding a  dance in Pooley's hall, Nicola,  ���February 16th.  The News-Coldwater competition,, second round, comes up tomorrow afternoon.  X H, H. Matthews was in town  on business on Thursday.  " T. Clark is now learning the  duties of postmaster.  : Frank Hoy wiil come to town  tomorrow from the Coldwater to  curl for the hotel in match with  the News. . ...  T. J. Smith was in town for a  day this week, being called away  by a telegram on Thursday morning. He will return in a week  or two. !,  T. Priest has resigned his position^ as agent for the Dominion  Express company.  Mr. Grimmett's rink defeated  Rev. J. A. Petrie's on Wednesday by 14 to 8. A. W. Strickland's defeated Frank Barnes'  14 to 6 on Thursday.  Next Thursday the Good Templars will hold a debate. Subject:  * 'Resolved that man is vainer than  woman."  Last Monday Mrs. H. Priest  and Mrs. W. Schmock served tea  to their friends on the ice, at the  rear of Mrs. Hudson's. In the  evening the party were guests of  the latter lady.  : The Catholic Ladies' Aid will  have a St. Patrick's Day concert  march 18th. St. Patrick's Day  falls ;on a Sunday this year and  for that reason the concert will  be held on the 18th.  David Brown will be married  to Miss McCrorie at the residence  of Mr. arid Mrs. C. Graham next  Friday.  The members of the club at  Middlesboro are making elaborate preparatioris for the dan ce  which is to be held there to-morrow night.    Admission 75 cents.  Mesdames G. A. Kerr, I.  Leach and L. Wilmot lef t to-day  for Vancouver. The latter has  been in the city for the past  month as the guest of Mrs. Kerr.  They were accompanied to  Spences Bridge by Misses I. and  M, Seaton and D'Arcy Costigan.  The new floor in the club hall  at Middlesboro is the best in the  valley, being constructed especially for dancing. The ladies  may dance free, gentlemen are  charged the small sum of 75  cents.  The Guri Club, will hold a shoot  at the traps at, 10 o'clock next  Sunday morning. Ammunition  may be obtained at the traps.  The bachelors of the office staff  of the N. V. C. & C. company  entertained Mrs. A. Jones and  Misses Morrisson and McKague  at "The Saint's Rest" last Friday  evening. The bachelors present  G. Daniels, E. King, R. Morrisson and Dr. Gillis.  W. J. Lainson, of the local office, has been transferred to the  branch of the Bank of Montreal  at Pririceton. He leaves for the  latter place next Tuesday.  The invitations have been issued for the Masonic Dance, to  be held in the new Eastwood hall  February 14thr !   i : :;  Messrs Howes, T; and J. Smith,  Pierce, Arthur and Flynn, of the  corifinittee in charge of the B. C.  Horse dance are indefatigable in  their efforts to make the dance  on the 20th. a great success.  ENDERICO-STIRLING  Last Monday Fr. James Wagner O. M. I. united in marriage  Ada Enderico, of Lytton, and  Edward Stirling, of this city.  The ceremony was performed at  the Church of the Sacred Heart  iiTthis"cityat"8Tarm7���The���witnesses were James Enderico and  Miss Mary Stirling.  ���'���"'���       ��������       ���  MACPHERSON-BAXTER  Last evening Rev. J. A. Petrie united in marriage Miss Margaret A. Macpherson and Robert Baxter. - The bride  wss attended by Nellie Thompson and  the groom by his brother William Baxter. The wedding breakfast was spread  in the Middlesboro Club. After the  usual toasts hed; been honored the  guests, to the number of sixty, were  entertained at a dance, which lasted until the wee sma' hpurs.  ���-������������������;���6 -^  ANGLICAN CHURCH  v Sunday, Jan. 28.  merritt���3 p.m.  Nicola���11 a.m. and 7.30 p. m.  Sunday School.  Merritt���3. p.m.  Nipola���9.30 a._m.  J. Thompson,  Vicar.  {CATHOLIC. CHURCH  January 28th. m?ss at 10 a. m  Catechism and Holy Bible, at  2 p. m.  Methodist Church  Sunday Services 11 a. m. and  7p, m.   * ���������!���������.  Sunday School and Bible Class  7. 30 p. m.       !'  Honday 8 p. m.   Young People's Society.  Wednesday 7.30 p. m. Prayer  Seeting.  Strangers cordially welcome.  Rev. C. F. Connor m. A., B. D  Pastor.  Friday, January 26, 191  S  To do accurate work you need  accurate tools-  A rip saw won't cut a fine mitred joint,  A pocket knife won't do the work of a chisel,  A good tool will last a life time.  Where a cheap one goes to the d~-  We have the most complete and up-to-date assortment  of Mechanics tools in this city and of the best makes in  America including Starrett's tools, Yankee Spiral and  Ratchet Screw Drivers, Diston Shurley and Cutrich  Saws, Irwin Bits, Liil's Chissels, Whife Bros. Adzes,  Madole Hammers, Stanley Plains and tools.  <  We invife every mechanic to inspect our stock in this  departmeut, We are now prepared to supply Ihe increasing demands for builders hardware and all contemplating building can save money by doing bus:ness  "���with':u5. ;  Granite and TTinware Dept.  is now in up-to-date form^ We have just received a  complete shipuient of this ware direct from Ihe factory  and are quohng  prices  for  next week only, equal to  eastern cities.  \  Tinware  Daisy Tea Kettles  2  qt.   sizes.    R'-i.rubir  price  35e.    Sale price 25c  Pie Plates two siz s  Regular pri<-<' iOc t-uch.  S::le  .=     priced for 15c  Jeily^Cake Tins  Loose   botwm.    Reg.   ]>rUe  10c.    Sale price 2 for 15c.  Dish Pens  No.   14,   regu'ar  price  40c.  Sale price 30c.  No.   21,   regular price  50c.  Sale price 35c.  Bread Pans, 2 sizes  Reg price  15c.     Sale price  2 for 25c.  P       vers, all sizes  Regular   paice    10c.      Sale  price 5c,  Rolling Pins enameled handles.  Reg. price 25. Sale price 20.  Prench Coffee Mills  RegJ price $1.50.   Sale price  $1.00.  Grariiteware  Potafo Pots  R��'tr. price $1.25. Sale price  $1.00.  Pudding Dishes  O'olorig and round. -Regular  price.40c. Sale price 25c-  Kneading^Pahs  Large size. Regular "price  $1.75. Sale price $1.35.  Bread Boxes  Japan, white. Four sizes.  Reg. price 1.35, 1.50, 1.75,  2.00. Sale price 1.00, 1.25,  1.50 and 1.65.  Sad Irons  Mrs. Potts, fully nickled. Set of  3. Reg. price. 1.75. Sale  price 1.50.  Spring Clothes Pegs  Reg. price 3 doz. 25c.  Dippers, very best  Reg. price 40c. Sale price  30c.  Japaned  Heavy Oval Trays  Reg. price 1.50. Sale price  1.00.  M  il  House Furnishings Dept.  Beds and  Bedding,  Blinds, Curtains,   Morris   Chairs,  Rockers, Dining and  Parlor Tables, Dressers, Toilet  Sets, Lounges, Bed Lounges, Stoves and  Heaters of  ^Very^descripfian=an^  that we have the right goods at the  right pr ices.   Tall  inline and do your monthly business atthe  COMPANY  DEPARTMENT STORE  Howse Block  Quilchena Avenue  NOTICE  Applications will be received up till  noon on Monday, January 29th by the  unpersigned gor the apprintment of  secretary for the school board, btate  salary. Apply A. Jackson .'������������'  Box 27. Sec. School Board.  TO BUILD SPUR  Material for the railway spur  into the Vancouver Lumber Co s  yard has been placed on order  and will likely arrive tho first of  the coming week. The building  of this spur into their yards  means much to the management  of the local yard as it will greatly facilitate the handlirpof their  lumber quickly and cheapen the)  co3t of unloading.  Annual   Dance  FEB. 16th 1912  in  POOLEY'S  HALL  NICOLA  nt9 p. m.  Gentlemen $1.50 Ladies Free.  LEAP YEAR  DANCE  Under   the. auspices of the  Ladies   of    the    Merritt  SOCIAL & DRAMATIC CLU^  MENZIES'   HALL  Tuesday Jan*. 30th 1912  GOOD    iVUSIC  Ladies 75 c. Gentlemen, Refreshments.


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