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 V C-  MERRITT, B.C., NOVEMBER 1, 1912  Price 5 Cents  vercoat  Weather  NOW  And you Should see at once our  Display of  Overcoats   You'll  Like  Our Swagger New Overcoats are selling  fast, with good reason.  They are'the best values that have been  produced in many a^day.  The styles are extremely~attractive. If  you haven't seen them, come in. We will  enjoy showing them to you. a You will enjoy  seeing them.  Don't  you   Want   to  Try   Some  on  Today  Prices $13.50 to  $28  A nice line of Underwear in two piece and  combination also awaits your inspection. It  will pay you to look them over.  Prices $2.50 to $7.00 a Suit.  F. A. REID  & co.  Local News  Lou Austin of the Fairview  ranch was in town Friday.  W. J. Crowder of Aspen Grove  was a yisitor to town Friday.  Charles Vanhear of the Brunswick poolroom, is on a trip to  : Lytton.  Major E. Conant and Tom  Jackson were visitors to Merritt  Friday.  F. A. Reid & Co., are the people  to see for Carhartt's gloves and  Overall Uniforms.  Murdock Mclntyre, proprietor  of the Coldwater hotel, is on a  business trip to Vancouver this  "week.  Joseph [Graham, manager of  the Inland Coal and Coke company, is away on business at  coast points.  R. Whitaker, secretary of the  local farmers institute was transacting business in town  Friday.  Messrs H. Charles and G. A.  Longbotham were visitors to  town Wednesday.  Born]- To Mr. and Mrs.  Laurence Guichon on Monday,  28th inot., a son.  H. C, Meeker of the Nicola  Valley Pine Lumber Co., were  visitors to Merritt Thursday.  Frank Jackson who has been  up at Minnie Lake for several  days, was in town early in the  week.  Two men, whose names were  not forthcoming were seriously  injured at Camp 3 on the Kettle  Valley road last Monday.  Major H. H, Matthews left for  Winnipeg last Thursday, where  he will take a dourse ac the  Royal School of Instruction: lasting about six weeks.  Sheriff Wood, of Kamloops,  was a visitor to Merritr during  last Monday and Tuesday.    Mr.  Wood   reports     business    very  good in the inland capital. !  R. Boden representing Mackay, Smith and Blair of Vancouver  was transacting business in the  city Wednesday and  Thursday:  Twenty-four cars of cattle  were shipped from Nicola this  week. Douglas Lake Cattle Co..  shipped twenty cars and Messrs  Guichon four cars.  The cattle train spread several feet of rail just out of Merritt  Tuesday. Foreman Pumfrey was  early notified and quickly had  the track in shape again. .  W. T. Jackson, representing  the Daily Province, of Vancouver  was in  the city -all  this week  transacting considerable business  for his paper in Merritt and dist-  lict.  Miss Feindel gave a concert at  Nicola and the proceeds amount7  ed to $38. The chairman was  the Rev. J. Thompson, and he  showed the pictures in "The  Family Album". The children  handled their parts well.  Flour has risen twenty-five  cents a bag in London Eng. as a  direct result of the war in the  Balkans.  Box Car Runs  Away���Wreck  Crashes Into Another and Telescoped, They Proceed Until  They Meet Freight Train.  Loaded with lumber, a box car  last Saturday morning ran away  at the Canford Mills, and after  gring for a. mile, opened the  switch at the end of the spur and  smashed into another box car  which was waiting to be taken  by the freight train then about  due.  The box cars telescoped together went down the line toward  the Bridge until they ran into  the freight a few hundred, feet  beyond the water tank. The  box cars were thrown off the  track and the lumber was widely scattered. The pilot and  smoke box of the engine were  badly damaged and the engine  had to be pulled to a siding and  then taken to the shops.  In the afternoon, the motor  speeder on the Kettle Valley belonging to Twohy Brothers ran  into the work train while turning  a sharp curve this side of the  Kettle Valley bridge. The three  passengers on the speeder just  had time to jump and save their  lives, for the. speeder was reduced to splinters.  Contractors Buy Horses  Railroad contractors having  contracts on the Kettle Valley  extension as well as others on  the Canadian Northern have  been combing the valley for well  broken work horses. Several  good teams were picked , up and  extremely good prices were  paid.  Put Her Off  at Merritt!  Conductor McKee of the local  branch had' a,, passenger this  week who. added to his responsibilities. The passenger was a  woman who could not speak a  a word of English. To her  ticket -was attached -a slipsay^  ing, "Please be sure to put her  off at Merritt! She has already  been lost once in trying to reach  her destination since leaving  Montseal." _���  Conductor McKee "put her  off at Merritt."  Injured at the Mines  Arthur Bury, employed at the  Nicola Valley Coal and Coke  Co., was badly, injured at 7.30  Thursday morning, It appears  that a mass of rock struck  Bury in the back inflicting serious injuries. The injured man  was quickly removed to ;the  General Hospital where his injuries received prompt and skilful attention. A later report  states that Bury's injuries are  riot so serious as at first thought.  Bury has been "working at the  local mines for ^.several months  past.  Mrs. S. Hows returned last  Wednesday evening from a visit  with friends at Vancouver.  The Bank of Montreal is expected to move into its new  offices shortly. The work on  the building is progressing rapidly.  No X-Rays Available Locally  =The=little-daughter--of==John  Garcia had the misfortune to  badly fracture her arm and was  takjen for treatment to the  General Hospital. On examination it was found that it would  be,necessary to have an examination by X-rays, which necessitated the removal of the little  sufferer to.the coast.  ���7 It seems a vast pity that the  local hospital has not had an X-  ray equipment installed. We  are informed that the prime  cost of such an equipment is not  excessive and that once installed  the operating expenses are but  small. It seems to us that here  is an excellent opportunity for  some up-country millionaire to  get rid of some of his surplus  cash, and do a great deal towards  making our local hospital more  up-to-date, as well as insuring  prompt treatment in cases of  this nature.  Vice-President of U. S. Dead,  James Sherman, vice-president  of the Unit d States died on October 30h at 9.45 a, m.  The're all doing it now !  Doing what?  Bathing at the laundry Baths,  For the fiast time in a y ear  and a half The' Nicola Valley  News is not out on schedule  time this week. This is because  the manager, Mr. J. W. Ellis,  \yas delayed a d:iy longer, tl.an  he expected on liis trip to the  coast.  Another Hole Going Down.  The Pacific Coast ^Collieries  are getttng a diamond drill to  work on the fiat the Merritt  side of the river. W. Winnon, of  the Southern Machine Works,  New Jersey is in charge of the  drill and has had considerable  experience in this class of work.  There can be no question but  that the coal that will be found  will be of first class quality and  that the seams will be found to  be above the average thickness.  Premier Goes to Ottawa.  Under present arrangements,  Sir Richard McBride will leave  for Ottawa on Saturday next.  Sir Richard expects to be away  from B. C. for a couple of weeks.  While in the Dominion capital  Sir Richard will take up, with  tho ministers concerned, several  matters of local interest and it  is hoped that his. arguments for  better consideration 'of Western  interests will carry ?due weight  with the federal government.  _~o-  1400 Sheep for the Valley  W. Thompson, of Dupuyer,  Montana, arrived in the valley  this week, bringing with him  considerable stock and all necessary implements.* Among the  stock were 1400 sheep, about 40  head bf cattle, and several head  of horses. Two years ago Mr.  -Thompson bought orA Mr. Marquart and has now taken up his  residence at the ranch. We have  had several settlers from south  of the boundary line who have  all made good and have put their  shoulder to the wheel with the  rest of us and we wish Mr. and  Mrs. Thompson all prosperity and  happiness in their new home.  Curling Club Holds Meeting.  The Merritt Curling Club held  its annual meeting last Tuesday,  there was a good attendance and  a good deal of business was transacted, the following officers, of  the club were elected: Hon.  President, Martin Burrill; Hon;  Vice-President, Alex. Lucas Esqi  M. P. P. President, M. L. Grimmett Esq., Vice President A. N.  B. Rogers. The financial committee made a report that was, all  things considered, fairly satisfactory. The building committee  also submitted an acceptable report. Geo. Ransom wiil continue  to fill the onerous position of  Secretary^treasurer._^.=Schm_oclL  and J. A. Maughan are respon-,  sible for the rink.  A Serious Danger  We have been requested to  draw attention to the prevalence  among local school children of  chicken-pox and whooping cough.  We have it upon excellent authority, that there are upwards of  one hundred cases of those two  ailments among families in the  city. Of course the danger lies  in the fact that children are sent  to school when their parents  know that their brothers or sisters are suffering from one or  other of these complaints. Both  complaints are extremely infectious and we would point out to  the trustees that prompt steps  should be taken to prevent any  further spread of infection by  warning parents to keep at home  children so infected. Either of  these complaints respond readily  to treatment if treated during  the incipient stages and.all danger can be easily eliminated/by  those in authority taking drastic  measures against parents who  neglect, to report to the medical  officer when their homes are infected.  St. Michael's  Ladies Dance  Affair Held  Proves    Success-  Excellent  Music and Many  Pretty Dresses Seen,  All who attended the dance in  Central hall Thursday evening  given by the ladies of St. Michael's Guild declared the affair to  have been a complete success.  The music furnished was excellent and many pretty dresses  were seen there.  Except the time taken for supper at midnight the dancing continued from early in the evening  until three o'clock in the morning. The Merritt Orchestra sustained its reputation for fine  music. After supper several  delightful dances were offered  by Mrs. Tutill at the piano and  Mrs. W. Laugstaff on the violin.  They were encored repeatedly.  W. Clapperton was as successful as usual as master of ceremonies.  Two Horses and a Cow  on His Casualty List  Engineer King Dodd of the  Nicola branch, reported this  week as casualties the death of  two horsesand a .cow as a result of coming in violent contact with his engine.  New Editor Coming  With the next issue of the  Nicola Valley News, Mr. Frederick Walton Harting becomes  the editor. He conies here from  the Vancouver Sun, Mr. Harting has been in. the Pacific  Northwest for three years. Before becoming connected with  the Vancouver Sun, he was  managing editor "of the Tacoma  Daily Tribune in the state of  Washington. He began ' his  Pacific Northwest career in  Spokane where he was the man  aging editor of the Inland  Herald with which he remained  a year before going to Tacoma.  On being graduated from the  college of the City of New York  twenty-one years ago, Mr.  Harting became a reporter on  the New York Tribune, the  newspaper founded by Horace  Greeley, and for many years and  now the property of Whitelaw  Rei d. American am bassador to  England. Later Mr. Harting  joined the desk force of the  New York World and then became news editor of the New  York Press, recently purchased  by Frank Munsey for a million  dollars. Before leaving New  York city Mr. Harting was  telegraph editor of the New  York Herald, owned by James  Gordon Bennett.  Other positions held by Mr.  Harting in his extended career  havebeen_those���of__editor���ofthe_  Texas State Journal in Dallas,  night editor of the St. Louis  Republic; Chicago representative  of the New York Herald; night  editor Chicago Inter-Ocean,  news editor of Hearst's Chicago  Examiner; editor of the Sioux  Falls Daily Press; telegraph  editor of the St. Paul Pioneer  Press; managing editor of the  Cincinnati Commercial Tribune;  managing editor of the Columbus (Ohio) Press Post, "and  managing editor of the Columbus News.  Mr. ��� Hartiug began his study  of this section of British Columbia when he first went to  Spokane and for nine weeks at  that time he traveled through  this country and the Inland empire covering a distance of more  than six thousand miles. He is  convinced that this territory is  due for rapid development and  recalls the suddenness with  which Vancouver advanced when  the expansion which had been  gathering really grew into irresistible progress.  J   ;     ���   ���   ������������1>������������-  T. J. Smith, president of the  Diamond Vale Collieries left for  the coast today but is expected  back in a few days.  Excellent Work is Record  of Nicola Valley General  Hospital Since it Opened  Strong Deputation  Appointed to Interview the Provincial  Government to get Sufficient Funds to Cover the Debit  Balance���Matron Miss Fraser Says Class in Nursing will be Formed.  Report of Board of Directors  Makes Fine Showing For Ye ar  Medical Superintendent Williams tells of things still to be Obtained to bring about the greatest efficiency-Handsome testimonials for  the Ladies' Auxiliary���No sufferer turned away  because unable to pay.  The annual meeting of the  members and subscribers of the  Nicola Yal ley General Hospital  was held last Friday evening in  the city hall. Those present  were President Charles Graham,  Vice-president A. Jackson,  Treasurer A, W. Strickland,  Messrs, J. P. Boyd, F. A. Reid,  G. F. Ransom, F. Bond, D.  Brown, the Rev. J. A. Petrie, F.  S, Gay, G. M. Gemmill, and  Solicitors Maughan and Grimmett and many others.-  After the reading of the minutes of the last annual meeting,  the annual reports were read.  The financial statement showed  a deficiency. The following is  the audited statement to the  directors:  new board of directors consists  of Messrs. F. S. Gay, J. P. [Boyd,  F. Bond, J. Graham, F. A.  Reid and D. Brown.  The resignation of Mr.Strick-  land was greatly regretted by  every member of the board of  directors, and by all who have  an interest in the success of the  hospital. He never missed one  of the meetings, and he holds  the record for this. At all times  he worked with the greatest  energy and enthusiasm for the  good of the institution. The  Rev. Mr. Petrie is an excellent  successor, but he has his work  cut out for him if- he is to equal  the record made by Mr. Strickland.  Building and Equipment Account  Liabilities.  To contract $19247 00  To extras ordered by Birds..        477 45  To extras ordered Ly dir's...        214 30  Surgical equipment       1429 01  Furniture '.       1141 82  Safe  90 00  Hose  30 80  Printing :  69 35  Bank interest  18 75  Freight and express  .    155 81  Insurance '..".  825 00  Architect  1211 65  Legal expenses  63 00  Miscellaneous ...'  249 50  Total  $25223 44  Payments.  By contractors  $18900 00  By  architect   By legal fees   By surgical equ't and fur'e..  By insurance. .��� :   Balance unpaid   749 18  6300  2699 61  825"00  1986 65  Total  $25223 44  Balance due as follows:.  To contractors   $1038 75  To architect       462 47  To Ingram &.Bell '.:       300.00-  To B. C. Stevens :,..      130 45'  Mercantile         54 98  Total   $1986 65  Equipment Account  Liabilities.  Surgical    $1429 01  Furniture     1141 82  Safe        90 00  Hose        30 80  Printing         69 35  Bank interest         18 75  Haulage      155 81  Miscellaneous      249 50  Total $3185 04  Unpaid  $300 00  185' 43  Total.  $485 43  Maintenance Account  Wages  $1877 74  Supplies  2112 00  Laundry  467 97  Haulage of fuel  101 00  Miscellaneous  63 72  Surplus  551 34  Total  $5174 67  Receipts  $1644 00  Government grant     1656 85  Paying patients     1612 92  Outstanding accounts       260 90  Total..' $5174 67  Financial Statement as at September 30th, 1912.  To building  $13168 00  To legal fees....-.  63 00  To equipment      2699 61  To insurance        825 00  To maintenance      4623 33  Total.  $21378 94  By balance on hand $ 5120 26  By government grant      5000 00  By gov't grant in aid       1656 85  By Ladies'Auxiliary       1000 00  By private patients      1612 92  By contract labor       1644 00  By sub'ns and donations      5151 25  By balance due to bank '      193 66  Total  $21378 94  A strong deputation was appointed to interview the Provincial Government to get sufficient funds to cover the debit  balance. Those named as the  deputation are Mayor Reid,  President Charles Graham, or if  he be unable to go, Vice-president Jackson, Messrs- H. S.  Cleasby, president of the Conservative Association; and G. B.  Armstrong, *' president of the  Board of Trade. The deputation  has power to add to its membership.  The audited statement will be  printed and circulated in the  pistrict.  At the annual meeting Mr.  Graham was reelected president  and Mr. Jackson was again  chosen vice-ptesident. Treasurer Strickland resigned his  office and the Rev. Mr. Petrie  was made his successor.    The  The report of the directors for  the last year follows :  Ladies and Gentlemen:  The Hospital Directors have  much pleasure in presenting  their report of the work done in  connection with the hospital  during the past year.  The hospital was completed  and handed over to the-Directors  after a careful inspection by the  architect early in the present  year, and the directors proceeded at once to furnish and equip  it ready for the reception of  patients. This took considerable time and care as with the  limited funds at their disposal  the Directors were obliged to  practise the strictest economy.  The equipment at the present  time lacks very little in order to  &  Continued on last page. ssasssa  THE NICOLA  VALLEY  NEWS  Friday. November 1 1912,  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY-  Order Your Coal  NOW  Our aWvice to those needing coal this winter  is to secure their supply at ONCE while the  price still remains as heretofore���two tons for  $ 10 de'ivered to any part of the city Coal is  sure to rise in price and that before long.  Cash.must accompany all orders or no    delivery    will  be made.  Subscription $2.00 a year  in  Six months $1.00  advance  J. W. ELLIS  Manager  One dollar per inch per month fer regular advertising:. Land and water notices $7.00 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  erritt Transfer  D. MUNRO, Proprietor. PHONE No. 17. MfeRRlTT. B. C.  Classified   advertising  extra words 2 cents.  10 words for   25 cents  Special rates  vertising.  furnished for large contract ad  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt. BC  Phone 25.  accurate and comparable data  available, there would be any  substantial change in the gen?ral  conclusions.  These facts and figures which  are based on official statistics of  the United States Government  are from the just issued Bulletin  No. 39 of the Bureau of railway  Economics.  <UNION  erritt  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  Two car" loads of Cedar Fence Posts  and Pickets.  SPECIALLY LOWssPRICES.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  OLDWAT  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  [COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  M. MclNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  THE   CITY  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  i . . .... ���   <  . Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings.     -       -     Spacious Rooms.  Excellent'^accommodation.     -   Well lighted throughout.  Choice Liquors'and Cigars.  Special  attention   to"}' commercial trade.  Rates $1.50rper day.    Special Rates by the month  HNDRRW^HOGGAN  PROPRIETOR  Nicola Valley  ^Dealers in:  i .  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal arid Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  =Iianufacturers of=  Strictly High?Grade Delicious  SS USAGES  Fresh  Fish always  on   hand.       Orders receive prom  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I.Eastwood  Manager  Capital    Values   of   Agriculture, Manufactures and the Railways  According to the estimates of  the national wealth of the United  States made by the Bureau of th*>  Census the value of the railways  increased but little more than  half as fast as the value of all  property from 1890 to 1904.  From 1900 to 1910 the capital  value of agriculture increased  from $20,439,901,164 to $40,99J,-  449,090; the capital value of manufactures from $8,975,256,000  to $18,428,270,000; the cost of  road and equipment of the railways from $10,263,313,400 to $14,  387,816,099.  The gross value of the products  of manufacture increased from  $11,406,927,000 in 1900 to $20,  672,052,000 in 1910. The total operating revenues of the railways  increased from $1,487,044,814 to  $2,750,667,435. Thus the increase  of 81.2 per cent in the gross value  of manufactured products were  accompanied by an increase of  of 105.3 per cent in manufacturing capital; while the increase of  85 per cent in the total operating  revenues of the railways was accompanied by an increase of only  40,2 per cent in their cost of road  and equipment.  The capital value of agriculture  includes all farm property, land,  buildings, machinery, and live  stock as enumerated by the census. The capital value of raanu-  faeures, as defined by the census,  includes the value of property  employed for the purposes pf  production, excepting rented  property, but does not include  any allowance for 'patent rights  or good will. The capital value  of the railways used iri this comparison is the "cost of road and  equipment" as it stands on their  book and as reported by them to  the Interstate Commerce Commission.  The report of the Bureau of  the census for 1900 indicated  that the gross capitalization of  the industrial combinations then  in existence was more than  twice as great as their capital  value. The gross capitalization  of the railways was about 12 per  cent greater than the cost of  road and equipment in 1900 and  28 per cent greater in 1910. The  net capitalization of the railways  which is the amount for which  they are responsible to the public, almost exactly coincided in  1910 with the cost of road and  equipment.  =Because^of=the=peculiar=nature,  of the industry,  it is impracticable to arrive at a satisfactory  and comparable estimate of the  net return   on   the   capital   in  agriculture.    The greater similarity of the manufacturing and  railway  industries pemits  estimates of the  return  on  capital  that in a broad and general way  are comparable.  Approximately,  the percentage of net return on  the capital value of manufactures  in 1900 was J7.119 per cent and  that on the cost of road and.equipment of the railways 4.650 per  cent.    In 1910, when the capital  value of manufactures  had  increased 105.3 per cent, the per-  cenage of net return was 12.041  per cent, while on cost of road  and equipment of the  railways,  which  had   increased 40.2   per  cent the percentage of net return  was 5.729 per cent.    That is, in  1900 the percentage of net return  on capital in ; manufactures was  nearly four times  as great as  that on the cost of road and equipment of the railways; in 1910 it  was   over  twice   as great.   In  both cases the interest on capital  is included in net return.  Wnile these comparisons are  subject to qualification, it is not  believed that,  were   absolutely  New Penny Stamp  A new penny stamp of George  V has been issued in place of the  original one, which had been universally condemned by philatelists. Twopenny orange and  threepenny violet stamps are also  on sale.  Twenty-four Children      ---  A survivor of the charge of  the Light Brigade at Balaclava  in 1854 has recently died at  Thornton Heath, England at the  age of seventy-eight. He was  three times married and had  twenty-four children.  WATER NOTICE  For a Licence to Take aud Use Water.  Notice is hereby given that The Inland Development. Company, Limited,  will apply for a licence to take and use  four cubic feet per second of water out  of the South Fork of the West Fork of  Otter Creek, which flows in an easterly  direction through Crown Land near the  Otter Summit and empties into the  West Fork of Otter Creek near the  Otter Summit. The water will be diverted at a point about 500 feet from  the mouth of the South Fork and will  be used for municipal - purposes on the  land described as Crown land.  This notice was posted on the 27th  day of September, 1912. The application will be filed iu the office of the  Water Recorder at Nicola.  Objections may be filed with the said  Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water Rights. Parliament Buildings, Victoria. B. C.  The Inland Development Co.. Ltd.  Applicant.  34-38 By R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  Marvels Mechanical.  At the Engineering Exhibition  in England are some wonderful  machines. One machine will turn  out wood screws at the rate of  forty-two a minute. Another,  fed automatically with rolled  bars of metal, converts the latter  into bolt nuts at the rate of one  per second, or 25,000 per day,  and one can be seen which produces 700 wire nails in a minute,  entirely without scrap.  Sub-Marine War Ship Cut in Two.  Sub-marine B2 has been sunk  by the Hamburg liner Amerika.  The sole survivor exclaimed,  when he became thoroughly conscious, "Sub-marine cut in two,  I went down a mile".  WATER NOTICE  For   a   Licence to Take and Use' Water.  Notice is hereby given that The Inland Development Company, Limited,  will apply for a licence to take and use  four cubic feet per second of water out  of the South Fork of the West Fork of  Otter Creek, which flows in an easterly  direction through Crown land near the  Otter summit and empties into the  West Fork of Otter Creek near the  Otter Summit. The water will be diverted at a point about 500 feet from  the mouth of the South fork and will  be used for power purposes on the land  described as Crown land.  This notice was posted on the ground  on the 27th day of September, 1912.  The application will be filed in the  office of the Water Recorder at Nicola.  Objections may be filed with the said  Water   Recorder  or  with   the Comptroller  of   Water   Rights,   Parliament  Buildings, Victoria, B. C.  The Inland Development Co., Ltd.  Applicant.  34-38 ;R,Z. Chandler, Agent.  Eviction of a Governor-General  Lord Denman, Governor-General of Australia, has been the  victim of "a quarrel between the  Australian Federal Government  and the New South Wales Government. The latter in order to  bring pressure upon the federal  authorities gave the Governor  General notice to quit his official  residence in Sydney. Being legally obliged to comply, Lord Denman has taken up his residence  at Melbourne.. The citizens of  Sydney cheered Lord Denman  heartily as he left their city and  are determined to effect his return at the earliest possible moment.   o ���  Titanic Fund Over Two  Millions  Each man, woman and child  who lost a breadwinner when  the Titanic went down is entitled  to close upon $700 each. The  money is to be invested and those  entitled to a share will be able  to draw the interest weekly.  Some of the families who lost  relatives upon whom they were  dependent will be entitled to the  income from a funded capital of  $6,000 or more.  Land Act  Yale Land District.      District of Yale.  Take notice that James .1. W;irren oi  Penticton, B C, occupation R;iilw:i\  President, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands :  Commencing at a post 'planted on  banks of Coldwater River about 4C  chains north of the northeast corner oi  Lot 613, thence rWth 40 chains, thence  east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence wa.st 40 chains to point of commencement anil containing 160 acres  more or less.  ���TAMES J.  WARREN.  R.  Z. Chandler, Locator.  Dated August 23, 1912. 29-38  The're all doing it now?  Doing what?  Bathing at the laundry Baths.  FOR SALE  Thoroughbred Airedale puppies  for sale. Dogs $15, bitches $10.  Apply E. Conant Dot. B. C.  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets and Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merritt  LAND ACT  Yale Land District. District of Yale  Take notice that I, A. W. Aliiott, of  Victoria, B. (_.., occupation B��oker, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following.desc'ribed lands:  Commencing at a post planted at'the  north east corner of Lot 5S8, Yale district, 'hence north 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains, thenre south 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains to place of commencement and containing 640 acres.  ALEXANDER WOOD ALLIOTT  C. L. Betterton, Agent.  Aug 20 th, 1912. 32-41  LAND ACT  Yale Land District. District of Yale  Take notice that I, W. G. Aliiott, of  Victoria, B. C. occupation accountant,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands :  Commencing at a post planted at the  north-east corner of Lot 588, Yale District, thence north 80 chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,  thence west 80 chains to ��� place of commencement and containing 640 acres.  WILFRID GORDON ALLIOTT  C.L:  Betterton, Agent..  August 20 th, 1912. 32-41  WATER NOTICE  For a Licence to Take and Use   Water  Notice is hereby given th��t Kettle  Valley Railway Co., of Penticton, B.  C, will apply for a licence to take and  use Two Cubic Feet per second of  water out of unnamed ere k which  flows in a easterly direction through  R. Z. Chandler's homestead and empties into Lower Coquahalla Lake near  head of lake.    The   water  will   be di.'the  verted at about 1500 feet from' mouth  and will be used for industrial purposes  on the land described as R. Z. Chandlers homestead and Right of Way.  This notice was posted on the ground  on the 15th day of October, 1912. The  application will be filed in the office of  the Water Recorder at Ashcroft, B.  C.  Objections may be filed with the said  Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament  Buildings, Victoria, B. C.  THE KETTLE VALLEY RAILWAY  CO., Applicant,  by R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  Notice to Creditors  IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE  OF JAMES POOLEY, late of Nic  ola in the County of "ale in the  Province of B. C, DECEASED.  Notice is hereby given that all persons having claims or demands against  the late Ja"es Pooley who died on or  about the Twentieth day of September,  1911, at Nicola aforesaid, are required  to send by Post prepaid or to deliver to  the undersigned, one of the Executors,  under the Will of the said James  Pooley, their'names and ' addresses and  full particulars in writing of their  claims and statement of their accounts  and the nature of the securities if any,  held by them  And Take Notice that' after the  Twenty-seventh day of October, 1912,  the Executors of the said Estate will  proceed to distribute the assets of the  said deceased among the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to  claims   of   which, they  shall then  have had notice, and that the said  Executors . will not' be liable for' the  said Assets or any part thereof to any  person of whose claim they shall not  then have received notice.  Dated   at   Nicola,   B C, the 25th day  of September, 1912.  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SIMPSON & CRANNA  JEWELERS.  of Montrea  Establshed  1817.- Head  Of fee    Montreal  Capital - ...        $16,000,000.00  Reserve and Undivided Profits       $16,855,185.36  Savings Bank Department  '"'i (Interest allowed at current rates.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  "BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY  MERRITT  IVICOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Niebla Agency open on Tuesda\ s and Fridays only.  Back t> the traditions of our I'nruf. the.is and emphasize the im-  r-oiiaiii-e of die home 10 our |iospcn"ly, it causes thinking people  t��. stop in.d consider. 'I i i_ly, the home is the most sacred of our  p >s.-._H.si ns. not alom bn-mise of its I ar-reaching influence on our  nioriils.'but al o ��� ec:;Uht'it. is tl.e biilw.uk of our comfort, hap-  1 incss'find succe s. 'J'.o much mu-i ificu to 'attain a.hbme'is'al--  most impo sihle. I.ut th<> siicrifiji's required these days with the  high qualit-vol" lumber we , ffer are nothing compared to those of  y.-ur parent-. -.'1 ):i< lumber is it.id down at your door smoothly  dres ed, kiln dried :o d rit n.osiiy to the exart size so that the  question of i.-dj-r K _c<'ue. d t.. .|���. minimum. 'Twould surprise  you low Car a l'�� w I u ���. ie-1 d. lhn ��= will go towards building when  pro; eily spi-i.t.    ��� < m- in :u d we'll i.ilk it over.  "There's  No  Place ! ike Home"     .  .   -    '  VANCOUVER    LUMBER   CO'Y.  MF.RR.TT,  B.  C.  J. E.  WALKER,  Manager. ���  TRY  .K. Feed Store  We wish to inform you   that  we  have  now, in  slock at A. J. Ccutlee's old stand, Baled   Hay,  Whole and Crushed Oats, Wheat,  Wheat and  - Barley Chop, Bran and   Shorts,   Scratch Food,  -   Ground Shell and Meatmeal.     Right for Cash.  Brick, Lime, Cement cmd Plaster  O. K. TRANSFER COMPANY  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors    and    Builders  MERRITT, B. C.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL   WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  ���~~to   handle' any  KinclT-of~Building  Construction "Work  EW YORK  VOGHT STREET  WING ING,  Proprietor.  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  of ihe next best.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  N1CGLA, B.C.  The "hoicest  of Poof, million, etc..  always on hand  Fresh Fish,  tiggs and VutfetaMes.  T. HESLOP,  Prop.  lv "  B__!__?u'.' Friday, November 1, 1912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  K. OF P.  Nicola Valley  Lodge No. 46,  meets in Reid's  Hall every Wed  nesday night at 8  p. m. All visiting  brethren are cordially invited to  attend.  Knight WE. Johnson, Knight W. Cranna,  C. C K. R. S  vited to attend. .  Gisot  H.   H,  0. F.  Court Nicola No.  893 L meets the 2nd  and 4rh Thursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  Room, Barwick  Block Nicola, B.  C. Visiting brethren   cordially    in-  L. Murray C. R.  Matthews, Sec.  A.F.& A M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the seco nd  Tuesdayofeach  month at 8 p.  m.   Sojourn-  ng brothers cordially invited.  S. J. Solomon Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong's Slore  Quilchena Rvenue. Merritt  M. L. (iRIMMETT, L.L.B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitorfor the Bank of Montreal  H. R. M. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S., B.C.L.S  E. P. Heywood. B.Sc. B.C.L.S.  Christie, Dawson  & Heywood  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch        -       Ashcroft, B. C.  mess  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, lankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola  rierritl  PIONEER  BARBER SHOP  Dickie & Norman  Proprietors  We guarantee you first class  work..  Razors honed.  Next  door  to   Brunswick   Pool  Room.  No Shooting Allowed  Anyone   found   trespassing   on    the  prsperty  of  the  undersigned   will   be  =prosecuted.^=By^order.  MOIR & BOND  Norfolk Ranch.        Fish Lake, B. C.  Much Pulpwood Found in Lac LaBiche  The Forestry Branch of the  Department of the Interior has  had a number of parties out during the past season continuing  the examination of the unexplored districts to find out the  supply of timber on Dominion  Lands and determine the lands  which should be reserved permanently for timber purposes.  These parties are generally in  charge of graduates.' of the Forest School of the University of  Toronto. The work for the  season is almost completed and  the parties fire now returning  from the field. Two of the parties have already reported.  Mr, S. H. Clark examined during the past season the district  lying north of Lac LaBiche and  and east of ihe Athabasca River  in Northern Alberta, which is  along the route which is proposed for the Alberta Great Waterways Railway. The season  was wet, and, as the district was  found to be covered largely by  muskeg, the examination of it  was difficult. The muskegs were  almost impassable and the few  trails that were found are in  poor condition. In spite of the  condition ^of the trails quite a  large nnmber of people were going into Fort McMurray to locate.  It had been reported that there  was considerable large timber  north of Lac LaBiche, but the  examination brought out the fact,  which has too frequently been  the case, that the quantity of  large timber is small and only  in a few scattered areas. There  is, however, a large quantity of  immature spruce and jack pine  which needs only protection from  fire to be a valuable crop for pulpwood or lumber. The land is  generally covered with muskeg,  and the soil nowhere first-class  becomes lighter and sandy towards . the east where it consists of sandy jack pine ridges  with muskeg between. The un-  drained muskegs make the timber grow slow but the whole district is more suited for timber  growth than for agriculture..  .  Wheat and War  The war _in ,_the ^Balkans   is  apt,   if  long continued,   to   do  both good and harm to Canada.  Its   continuance   will   assuredly  put money in the pockets of the  wheat farmers,  of the   praires  and so,   indirectly,' all Canada.  Its continuance will just as assuredly  cut off,   for a time, the  supply  of money needed to de-  velope the vast naturalresources  of Canada.   We are prone to decry    the   Englishman,   but   we  must remember  that practically,  every industry  in   Canada has  been built up by foreign capital,  coming, for the most part, from  the United   Kingdom.     Should  fear   of    Britain's   naval   and  financial  power   get her wheat  ships  through the Dardanelles,  an  advance  in  price  is just as  certain���and   a   steep   advance  too.      Some   short   while   back  several     prominent    financiers  warned   the.. municipalities   of  Canada to curtail their borrowings.    In  the   light   of current  events there can be  little doubt  that   these   financiers   foresaw  the   war   and    the   concurrent  Distinguished Visitors at Coutlee  Count and Countess Voss,  members of the Hohenzollern  family and cousins of the Kaiser  Wilhelm, Emperor of Germany  were visitors to Coutlee during  the early part of the week. It  is presumed that the Count came  into the valley in the interests  of the German colonists who  are now coming into Canada in  quite large numbers, chiefly in  response to the adverting propaganda now being promoted by  the Vancouver real estate firm  of Alvo von Alvensleben. This  is an interesting news item coming, as it does, on the heels of a  recent article published in the  columns of the "News" a week  or so ago, in which we pointed  out the considerable influx of  wealthy Vancouver men who are  making summer homes in   the  valley.  THE CONTINUOUS  can mean but  the service it  tomers   makes  one   thing���that  renders  its   cus-  for   permanent  business relations.  Sir   Richard    McBride    and   Militia  Department  Sir Richard McBride, at the  banquet following the conservative convention at Revelstoke,  made what many of those present stated was the most brilliant  and effective speech delivered by  the Premier of recent years.  During the course of this speech  Sir Richard dilated upon the fact  that the forts and barracks at  Esquimalt were in a penioiis condition, This is a well known fact  and is the direct result of slackness at Ottawa and an\inade-  quate number of men at the barracks. There should not be less  than a thousand men at Esquimalt. if only to insure that the  commander of the Von der Tann  has a fitting reception when he  comes ashore to take possession  of Canada's strongest fortress,  rendered untenable by lack of  men and guns to defend it. It  is a well-known fact that each  succeeding D. O. C, for many  years spast,�� has been afraid to  represent the real state of affairs to Ottawa, so anxious has  he been to enjoy a full pension.  with more than 55 years of continuous growth and satisfactory  service, invites  Savings and Business  Accounts  CAPITAL     -    -   -     -   -   ��� $4,6u8,050  REST   ----:���---   5,608,050  Incorporated 1855.  100 Branches in Canada.  MERRITT BRANCH  A. N. B. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  Open Day and Night  Joe  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Chinese Noodles  Chicken Chop Suey.  Chinese Tea.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  A Welsh Mayoress  Miss G. Morgan, a Welsh lady,  has the distinction' of being the  first lady in Wales to be chosen  as mayor.  Beware of Hatpins  The Manchester street railways have had the following  notice posted in their cars:  The attention of lady passengers is drawn to the danger to  other passengers and to the servants of the department from the  practice of wearing unprotected  hat-pins.  V  Plumbing ^nd  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP��� Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET    ,  "N  Synopsis of Coal Mining.  Regulations.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of  the Province of British Columbia, may  be leased for a term of twenty-one  years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not_more than 2,560 acres will be  leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by" the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in'which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal sub-  divisions��of sections, and in unsurveyed  territory the tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchant  able output of the mine at the rate of  five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such  returns should be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W; CORY,  Deputy Minister of rhe Interior.  N.B.���Unauthorised publication of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  Sk5lwS|  in  "<>! a,.,  CANADIAN  ���B  PRINCETON  AND COALMONT  TO  VANCOUVER  Most  Luxurious   Auto Service  in  B.   C. Oer  the most   Picturesque  Route in Canada.  Leaves Coalmont Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, making  connection with C." P. R.  train for Vancouver at Merritt.; ,  Leaves Merritt Monday, Wednesday and Friday on arrival  of train from Vancouver.  For  special   rates   and   appointments apply  COALMONT-MERRITT  AUTO SERVICE  J. H. Jackson,    Prop., Tulameen.  Agents: Merritt. M. Mclntyrp,  Coldwnter'Hot-1; Tulameen,Tuln-  meen Stage Co.; Coalmmit, Ccuil-  mont Truck & Trans 'or Co.;  Princeton, A. E. Howse Co. Ltd.  stringency in the world's money  market.     War is an expensive  luxury, as Canada will ascertain  'first hand one  day, and money  .has to be found in  order to feed  ;the belligerents, for every army  '��� in the field has been  armed and  generally  outfitted   by   British,  French or German capital. These  foreign pipers will .call the tune  when  once peace  is signed the  ! old adage notwithstanding,   for  ,'small warring states have to pay  | very   high   for    their   military  j loans.    Of   the   grain  imported  'into  the  United   Kingdom   the  I Imperial   dominions  send about  one half so that any curtailment  of  the  foreign   supply   will  in-  'croase the demand from Canada  ���and the price, pro rata..  Eight and a Half Gallons  of  Milk in  One Day  At the British Dairy Farmers  Show, "Model Maid", a shorthorn cow gave eight and a half  gallons of milk at the morning  and evening milking of one day,  This cow was bred by Mr. J.  Sheppy of Redlynch Park, Bristol. The cow was fed in the ordinary manner���upon hay, oats,  bran, etc; with a little oil cake.  r!  The're all doing it now!  Doing what?  Bathing at the laundry Baths.  FUNERAL  DIRECTOR  AND EMBALMER  Address left with A. F. Rankine,  druggist, will receive prompt  attention.  N. J. BARWICK  MERRI   11  rn    d NICLA  Nicola Phone No. 5.  Merritt Phone No. 26.  Western Lines  West oTRevelstohe  Train leaves 12.40 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.25.  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation reserved  and complete passage booked to any part of Great Britain or from 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  M. M. SHORE  Agent - Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  I  "Highly   Recommended."  "I would certainly recommend that you get a Giirney-  Oxford, Mary. Mother had one, and when I furnished  my house, I got one. Every maid I ever had has  been enthusiastic about the Gurney-Oxford."   ������  " What are its good points ?" ���  " Well, the best is that it cooks and bakes like a dream.  I never tasted such golden brown biscuits or such flakey  pastry as my Gurney-Oxford turns out, and. roasts,  fowls and puddings are always a success."  " Is it easy to operate ?"  " My dear, it's simplicity itself. The Gurney Economizer, which you cannot get on any other range,  regulates the fire simp!y by putting one small lever up  or down. You_ never heard of anything so simple.  And by a system of divided flues the oven is always  uniformly heated. You know what that means���biscuits,  bread, roasts, not one half overdone and the other half  underdone, but properly done all through. Yes, my  dear, you take my advice as I took mother's, and get  a Gurney-Oxford Range."  The Merritt Mercantile Co.  Merritt, B. C  (��_  Ask your drngelst for  it.=If=u8=cinnbt=suppljr.  the  MAEVKL, accept no  other, but send stump for 111ns.  trated book���sealed.  It gives full  particulars and directions invaluable  to ladies. WINDSOR SUPPLY CO..WIndsor. Ont  Goiiural Aecnts for Canada.  If you want a gentlemen's Cigar  go to  the  BRUNSWICK  in stock  THE "LE PREFERENCE" (Ten minutes in Havana).   La Flor De Vallons.    Savannah.  .Our Dick.-Etc.  If you like a mild cigar try the "Bobby Burns".   Ask the doctor.  30-Mile Photograph Range. '  Remarkable tele-photographs  showinjr mountain penks clearly  at h distance of .hirty tf> forty  miles we e exhibited in London  recently.  .  The ordinary photopraph taken of a villaKe on the other side  of a lake 'failed to disrl>>s��. 'lv  nvii-p outstanding features ol  ���the I:i"i!.'':mi", on tin- other lined  ile "el." li-iis fioni the same  i "sition showed plainly the time  of day by the- public clock.  JohnE. Hays  Shoe Repairing Shoe Shining  Clothes Cleaned and Pressed  Wo have opened in tlrr now building opposite  the Sunshine Theatre and we ask a share o? the  patronage of th ��� ci'.iz >ns of Merritt.  We   will   also   buy   and   sell   second   hand  Shoes   and  Clothing.  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliable French regulator; never fails. These  pills are exceedingly powerful in regulating the  generative portion of the female system. Refuse  all cheap imitations. Dr. da Van's are sold at  85 a box. or three ior J10. Mailed to any address.  Th�� Scobell Drag Co.. St. Catharine*, Ont. I  We're Doing If l;  Doing What ?  All the Job Printing in Town;  Write for the " Concrete Book  99  p  <������-��  0  TN Canada, where the winters are long and cold, houses must bc solid and substantial,  such as.distinguish California bungalows, can be permitted.  No " gingerbread frills,"  Canadian homes should bc built to defy wind and  told, to keep warm inside when it's thirty below out-doors  TT is because Concrete, of all materials, best withstands wind, water and cold, that it is fast becoming popular with  A Canadian home-builders. Concrete houses are warm in winter, requiring less coal for heating ; they are cool in  summer.- A Concrete house never needs repairs ; because, instead of decaying, it actually grows stronger with  time and exposure to the elements.  "XfER Y attractive architectural effects may be obtained with Concrete,  especially for houses in the country, where  ���      tlie rough concrete surface harmonizes with its surroundings.  C1NCE it never requires   epairs, the first used in scores of other ways around the farm, write now for our free book, which  ~ cost of a concrete residence is Its last home and on tho farm.      For  each  of  cheaper,   for this reason,     .    these  purposes   it  is   the   best   material  cost; and it ...     ,       than any other kind of home  tells all about the mixing and placing of  :ds c  known.  NOT only is Concrete the best material TF you haven't investigated the use of  for house-buildinz.     It may also bo ���*- Concrete around the home and on the  Concrete, and describes hundreds of prac  tical uses for it. Just say " Send me your  book " in a letter or on a postcard, and  the book will be sent you absolutely  free.  Address-  Publicity Manager  CANADA CEMENT COMPANY LIMITED  507 Herald Building  MONTREAL   .  When buying Cement, be sure to  get "Canada Cement." See that every  bag and barrel bears this label. Then  you will be sure of satisfaction.  We have a free Information  Department that will answer all  your questions relating to Cement,  without cost or obligation. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday,. November 1 1912,  \f  DRUGGIST  V  Drugs  Patent  Medicines  Sundries  Stationery  Tobaccos  Magazines  Excellent Work  (Continued from page one)  complete it sufficiently for any  emergency.  The formal opening took place  iri April when the Directors  were favored with the" presence  Dr. Young1, the Provincial Secretary. It is gratifying to be able  to say that Dr. Young expressed  himself delighted with all the  directors had done, and that he  donated $1000 to the Ladies  Auxiliary- in recognition of the  good work that Association had  accomplished.  The'first patient was received  in the hospital on the 7th day of  February and since that time  over 120 patients, exclusive of  re-admissions, have entered the  Hospital for treatment. These  have required 2171 days treat.  ment. This gives an average of  18 days treatment per patient  and an average of nine patients  per day in the hospital since its  opening.  The.work of the hospital has  proceeded smoothly and no complaint of any description has  been received from any patient  during the whole period.  The hospital is equipped at  present for the reception of 18  patients, and this accommodation can easily be supplemented  should the necessity arise.  During the year visiting committees have from time to time  been\ appointed in " accordance  with the By-laws and their reports to the directors have been  uniformly satisfactory.  -- y -      ' -FINANCES-'  -  The directors regret that an  examination of the balance sheet  shows that there is still a deficit  on the "contract "and architects  accounts. These deficits have  been in existence during the  greater part of the year and the  directors have from time to time  taken steps to reduce them, but  without success. Deputations  have, been sent to interview the  Provincial Government, but  whilst these have never returned empty handed the amounts  secured have never been sufficient to free the institution from  debt. The Merritt City Councii  was interviewed with the same  object in view, and with the  same result. The directors  agreed tb guarantee the interest  upon the amount necessary to  wipe out the indebtedness if the  Gity=council would make the advance but were informed the  Council had ho power to make  the loan.  The    Maintenance      account  =shows=that=the total=eost=to=the  30th September has been $4623.-  33 an aveaage cost of 2121-2 per  patient per day, and the income  has been $5174.67, including  $260.90 outstanding, averaging  238 1-3 per patient per day. Towards this cost $1656.85 has  been received f rem the government as grant in aid, and $1612.-  92 from paying patieuts including $1644 from those under contract.  The directors desire to place  on record their appreciaaion of  the' splendid help given to the  hospital by the Ladies Auxiliary.  They undertook to provide a  great part of the equipment  necessary and in addition to this  they generously handed a cheque  for $1000 to the directors to help  them meet their obligations.  They also desire to place on record their appreciation of the  generous donations received from  Messrs. Greaves and Clapperton  as well as the gift of the first  year's fuel by the N. V. C. & C.  Co.  During the year the directors  have been eummoned to 14 meetings. ��� The attendance of directors is as follows:  C. Graham, President     13  A.Jackson, Vice-presidens     12  A. W Strickland,  Treasurer..    14  F. S. Gay  10  J. Graham  11  J. Collett.  12  B. Browitt  5  G. Hudson  11  J.  Fairclough  7  A. N. B. Rogers  7  H. H. Matthews  4  report of Dr.  the   medical  In the Confectionery,  Stationery, Cigars or  Tobaccos, Magazines  or Papers  Wecan  An    Inspection   Invited.  H. DARKNELL  McDonald Block  Following is the  C.   S.    Williams,  superintendent:  To the   Board of Directors   of  the   N.  V. G. H.  Merritt, B. C.  I beg to submit the following  report  as Medical   Supt.   of  that  institution,  from the opening of same on Feb.  6th;  to Sept. 30th, 1912.  During this period some 134 patients  were admitted with the following  monthly allotments: February, 13;  March, 13; April, 15; May, 13; June, 21;  July, 23; August, 19; September, i8.  The average stay of these was 14 days,  making an average of about 9 patients  each day. Of those admitted. 3 died,  one from Gastric Hemmorage, one from  Acute Intestinal Obstruction and one  as a result of exposure from cold; 35  were discharged at improved and the  remainder, some 90 as cured. 2'8 of  those cases came from points outside of  Merritt and vicinity and the number  coming from those points as well as inquiries as to rates, etc., is increasing  each month. A considerable proportion of those cases admitted were suffering from diseases of a serious nature  such as Typhoid fever, pulmonary tuberculosis, tuberculous peritonitis, septicaemia, acute and' chronic intestinal  obstruction, suppurative adluitis, mastoid disease, appendicitis, fractured  bones of various kinds and other conditions of a less serious nature. A  good proportion of those injured in the  mines came direct to the hospital for  treatment and this has proved to be  aa=great=improvementover=the,old.meth-  od of going home, or being shipped  after numerous and dangerous delays  to some outside hospital for treatment.  The number of confinements is 17.  All the mothers made an uninterrupted  recovery, one child died within 24 hours  of birth, cause of death, immaturity at  birth, the remainder of the children  left the hospital in a healthy condition.  A large number of women were treated  for female troubles and all of these  were discharged, either cured or greatly improved.  Some 30 operations were performed,  12 of these were major cases, the remainder minor. Of those operated upon none died, the great majority were  cured of the condition upon which they  were operated and the remainder improved.  A considerable number of patients  were unable to pay anything for treatment, but no cases were refused admission on account of this inability.  No cases of contageous disease  have  occurred among  those   admitted but I  am sorry to say that one of our nurses  in training. Miss I_enner,'has contracted Typhoid fever,   in   the performance  of her duties.    Her condition however,  is progressing favorably,   and I  have  taken steps to prevent the  recurrence  of this, by using typhoid  vaccine  fur- j  nished by the provincial health depart- '  ment, upon those other members of the  ���taff who  are  liable  to  contract this  disease.     The  management has  been  very fortunate in securing  a very efficient staff   of   nurses  every   one   of  whom has given entire satisfaction the  same  way be said  of  the  orderly aud  cook.  I beg to recommend   that more ade  quate living accomodations be provided  the nursing staff and would suggest  that the efficiency of the institution  would be greatly increased if an up-to-  date electric appliance and X-Ray were  installed as we are greatly handicapped  in the treatment of fractures and nervous conditions without them and they  both usually are installed together.  In closing I beg to commend the  Ladies' Auxilliary for the efficient supply of linen they have provided and the  readiness with which they supply us  with what we need from time to time  along that line, and to recommend that  they be strongly encouraged to keep  up this good work. Finally, I must  thank you, the Board of Directors, for  your courteous treatment of the staff  and myself .and must congratulate you  for your efficient management of this  institution.  Yours respectfully,  C. S. Williams, M. D.  Here is the report of ; the matron :  The Board of Directors  of  the Nicola  1        Valley General Hospital.  -��� . ' Merritt, B. C.  Gentlemen,���I have pleasure in presenting the first annual report of the  Nicola Valley Hospital'.  From February the first till the end  of the present month, we have received  one hundred and thirty-five patients.  Four deaths have occurred, of these,  two succumbed in less than twenty-four  hours after admittance.  The present staff consists of Miss  Millett, a graduate of the V. G. H. and  three nurses in training. Another application for the school will be admitted shortly.  The doctors very kindly intend giving  a series of lectures on bacteriology,  physiology, anatomy, etc. A class in  nursing will also be formed.  The text books will be those used in  the Vancouver General Hospital.   ���.  I would like in this' report to' thank  the Ladies' Auxiliary for their energy  and kindness in keeping the hospital so  well supplied with linen and also for  the handsome gift of three fully equipped children's cots.  Yours faithfully,  M. N. Fraser.  The Ladies' Auxiliary had this  to say:  To the Board of Directors N. V. G. H.  Merritt, B. C.  Gentlemen,���-The   Ladies'  Auxiliary  beg to report that they have   kept  the  Hospital    supplied    with    linen   since  the    opening    as    well    as    provided  three cots fully   equipped   for  the use  of children.  ' In addition   to' this they donated the  $1000 given them by Dr. Young, to the  Hospital Funds.  R. Williams,  Secretary.  ANGLICAN CHURCH  Sunday, Nov. 3rd.  Merritt���11 a.m.  Nicola���7.30 p. m.  J. Thompson,  Vicar.  The're ail  doing it now!  Doing what?  Bathing at the laundry Baths.  For that quiet game  try  The Merritt  Pool  Room  Everything  in   frrst-  class shape.   Tables  Al.  Cigars, Cigarettes,  Toaccos, Soft  Drinks, Candies, etc.  OPPOSITE  POST OFFICE  Watch   our   blackboard   for  latest sporting news.  SID MEARON and  FRANK BARNES, Props  M a r r i a % e  Prohibited  Without a proper license  If you issue Marriage Licenses, tell the young folks  about it in our Classified Ads.  They all know a license is  necessary, but they don't all  know where to get one.  This paper is popular with  the young people.  <*..,!_��__ u* ��r ��� w 160m*..  spiay  San<1  Men's Fall Suits - - $11.00 to $35.00  Men's Extra Trousers - - #2.50 to $7-5o  Boys' 3-piece Suits '-.'-. $4.50 to $10.50  Boys' 2-piece Bloomer Suits  - 4.50 to 8.50  Boys' Norfolk Suits  Boys' Buster Suits  4.50 to 7.50  3.50 to 8.00  Vale  Company

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