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 ~itA       \M^J.*,*y<**K'  :**\**m***i^ JL^^^  ** "       ' Ixi.-i^'*'  ���---.-;****'      .������v*  tz^*v?\  ���"^t^'C.!^^.^,^,^  Vol. 1, No.   2  MERRITT, B.C. FEBRUARY. 25, 1910  Price 5 Cents  West Yale  Fared Well  An Appropriation of $70,000  for Public Works  BUDGET  BROUGHT  DOWN  Railway Bill to be Placed Before  -"��� ~��- - House on Monday;  -V  .(From Our Own Correspondent)  Press Galleryr Victoria-Feb. 25.  ���-The estimates were brought  do_#ij yesterday, and they foreshadowed an expenditure of .$7, -  738#6o for the coming vear of  wbich $4,256,000 is;:foPtbe public  works;, The.. estim.ated;-r?eceipts  The allowance for'Saie is $70,"-'  000'tincluding $25,000 for the Lil-  loeft-Lytton road.''  Bowser. brought clown budget  thisafternoon.- --It contained an-  nquncemeht'that provincial:.debt  wasj.ten and a- half millions; that  the7mmion^cfeliarr"^ of '1903 is:  reduced:"to;$1~6, "OOP, ihat coirimer-  ciaTtravellers' licenses and-tolls  on Westminster bridge are abolished. ��� ' '"' '''"*' "  ' Public Works allowances for the  Similkameen are $100/800 and for  the/Okanagan $12,000. Skeena  is given the largest appropriation  with $140,000.  Premier- announced that the  railway bill would be brought in  on Monday. Ellison moved second  reading of land act containing an  amendment re perpetuity timber  licenses Bowser moving thd ad-  ~journnTent~"of"the^debate;���   Amendment by Hajwthornwaite  to public schools act to place children in separate schools was defeated after debate. Young said  it would be bad to establish a Separate school system in the province which the government does  not want.  A meeting will likely be called  in the course of a few day to consider the advisabilities of sending  delegates from Nicola, Merritt  and other local centres to Vancouver early in April to press before the members of the Railway  Commission the necessity of hav-  the C.P.R. operate a daily train  service on the local branch.  If this course fails a large petition will be. prepared and forwarded to dttawa asking for a  tri-weekly stage service between  Nicola and Spences Bridge thus  providing a mail route on the  davs that the local train does  not operate. On the days that  the train Would be coming, up the  stage would go to Spences and  vice; .versa.; The matter will  %��::pre's^  and it is thought that the importance of Nicola Valley will make  it imperative that the: wishes of  the local public be met.  partment of the hotel will be  placed on a more satisfactory  footing and the importation of a  competent chef from the Coast  is sufficient assurance of a splendid service that will be provided  in the dining room. An automobile will also be operated in connection with the hotel thus adding  to its attractiveness for tourists.  Nelson Defeated  Adolph Wolgast defeated Battling Nelson in fortieth round in  the fight for the lightweight  championship of the world at  Point Richmond Cal. The hitherto  invincible Dane was game to the  end and the "battle was a fierce  one. Nelson leaves the ring without a knockout registered against  him. :.  To Cut Down  Grade  Definite   Announcement Affecting Hamilton Hill  Express Train  Jumped Track  Accident Near Spences  But  No One Was Hurt  Train No. 96 eastbound on the  mainline was ditched near the big  ! bluff two miles west' of  Spences  Bridge Wednesday night. No one  was hurt.  The engine and two baggage  cars left the rails but the passenger coaches were not derailed.  The train was running slowly at  the time and this averted a more  serious-accid  CAME TO  NICOLA IN '71  James Chapman Was Amongst  . the Earliest Pioneers  Bearing well his burden of almost four score years and as  youthful in spirit as he was on  that November morning in '71  when he came down oyer the  mountain  trail and   set foot in  MAIL LINE TO SPENCES  Nicola Valley Residents Insist  on a DailyMail; Service  The good people of Nicola Vailed are determined to have a daily  mail-service and towards this end  art wganizing one or two" movements either of which would be  effected..-    ~ '���'"' .���'���'"���.'''  A broken rail was given as the  cause. Traffic was tied up over  twenty hotirs and passengers going down on yesterday's local  were detained at Spences Bridge  until after 7 o'clock last evening.  Hotel Changes Name.  Nicola's well known hostelry,  the Driard hotel, has changed its  name and will henceforth be  known as The Nicola. Manager  Kirby believes in boosting his  home town and has followed this  course as a means towards that  end. The hotel has been  thoroughly renovated arid improved arid the interior has been  beautifully decorated.    Every de-  DELEGATES'  GOOD   WORK  Merritt Will  Accomplish  Much  by Sending Men to Victoria   .  . Victoria Feb. 25, (Special) ���  That substantial results will  follow the sending of a delegation  to Victoria by the citizens of  Merritt in quest of money appropriations for certain public improvements is now almost an  assured fact; '-- - v;-   -:-;   -   ;  In ref erenc to sewerage nothing  definite could be gained though  the delegation was assured that  the government would prepare a  bill to assist municipalities laboring under the same conditions  as Merritt.   .,;.';���*-���  It is absolutely certain that  West Yale will share liberally in  appropriations this year and  Nicola Valley will be generously  dealt with.  The Minister of Pubic Works  announces that the grade on  Hamilton Hill will be cut down  this year and it is probable that  Nicola River will be bridged at  the west end of Quilchena Ave,  the avenue graded easterly to  Princeton Road and a road constructed up Godey Creek for the  purpose of avoiding the heavy  grade on  Hamilton Hill.    Other  improvements are also promised:  JAMES CHAPMAN  Nicola Valley for the first time  James Chapman is amongst those  pioneers who came with' the first  arid through the gracious^ hand  of a beneficent providence are  still with us.  : "We are rapidly thinning out  he remarked asi he talked of the  past witb a renresentative of the  ��� '���' (Contihed on page 2)  ft  Robbers Made Haul  J. W. Quinney of Fernie and  T. H. Baird were held up at Coal  Creek Saturday night by two bold  highwaymen and robbed of $1800  in cash and checks. Both men  were officials in the Trites Wood  Co.'s store and it was the proceeds froiri the store that the  highwaymen got.  Contractors have started work  on the V. V. & E. west of Princeton and will make a start on the  section west of the Hope Moun-  tains.   ���...������-.-.  V  !i!  til THE OTCOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, February 25, 191��  I.V-  Reports Were  All Pleasing Ones  Coal Compauy Had a  Good  ^.%, Year-Plan Improvements  ^Th^ Nicola Valley Coal & Coke  Co. are planning a progressive  policy for the ensuing year and  one that involves the enlarging  of the present plant.  The announcement that the C.  P. R. would take all the coal the  local company could produce has  served as a stimulus. The switching'engine is now oil its way to  the mines and the railroad is making arrangements to haul coal  every day.  At the present time about 225  men are employed and the output  is in the neighborhood of 700  tons daily but the daily capacity  will shortly be increased to 1000  tons.  The annual meeting of shareholders was held in Vancouver  this week and the reports were  of a most gratifying order. Last  year 70,000 tons werex shipped  though the strike affected the  output. The old officers were reelected as follows  .    President���John Hendry  Vice-Pres. ��� A. McLaren  Man. Dir.���W.H.Armstrong  Sec.-Treas.���J.J. Plummer  ��..  Superintendent��� D.   Gray  Directors���R. P. McLennan,  F.-R.-Stewart. A. W. Wright and  Dr. R. L. McKechnie.  Orientals Under the Ban  The sovereign grand lodge of  I.O.O.F. has issued orders that  no Oriental will be allowed in the  order and any man who is a  member of an Oriental order or  participates in their meetings  will be expelled. This will be.of  interest to the many members of  the I.O.O.F. in Nicola Valley,  Couldn't Reach Verdict  The board of conciliation which  has been trying to affect a settlement between the striking miners  of the Mother Lode and... the  Greenwood smelter and their  employers, the B C. Copper Co.  could not reach a unanimous decision.  Boom for Copper  Montreal, Febi 25th���As a result of researches conducted by  members of the staff *6f the minting department of the McGill  science faculty and a noted chemist of New York, a new method  of treating low grade copper ore  has been discovered whereby low  grade ore running under 4 per  cent, may be produced at a  profit.    Masons Elect Officers  ��� At the last regular meeting of  the Nicola lodge, A. F. & A. M.  in the masonic hall at Nicola the  officers for the ensuing year were  duly installed. The installation  ceremony was performed by R.  W. Bro. F. J. Lumsden of Vancouver and subsequent to the  business of the evening light  refreshments were served and a  =delightful^social-evening=spent���  The officers were at follows:  W.M.-M. L. Grimmett, S. W.--  A. W. Grote, J. W.-S. J. Solomon, Treas. ���N. J. Barwick, Sec.  ���A. R. Carrington, S. D. ���Ti  Heslop, J. D.-F. Gay, S. S.-H.  John, J. S.-A. Fyall, Tyro���W.  E.Dodd.  To Operate on G.T.P.  . J. J. Von' Dohlen, of Prince  Rupert is authority for the statement that trains will be running  on the 100 mile section of the G.  T.P. east of Prince Rupert in  July or August of this year.  ;       CAME HERE IN '71  !   . - .���. -(Continued fJom Page'One) '  News "and we will soon be gone  and forgotten." But they will  never be forgotten for after all  the pioneer has done much for  Nicola Valley and the debt we  owe them should secure a lasting  gratitude.  James   Chapman   lives    in    a  comfortable home in Lower Nicola  ^and to the new comer it gave the  impression of a vast wilderness.  But things have changed since  then and Mr.^dChapman with a  true optimism pictures a brilliant  future for the land that has given  him his livelihood for so many  years. ' It took a long time for  Nicola to become properly known  but now that the outside world  is beginning to realize what we  have here you will see a big influx of settlers" was the text of  his prophetic vision.  Born in Fyfeshire, Scotland, in  1836 Mr. Chapman comes from  good Scotch stock and the dialect  of Auld Scotia is still as prominent in his speech as it was when  he left the shores of his homeland.  For a time he mined in Australia  but in '62 he came to Canada  making the voyage , in a sailing  ship arouud Cape Horn and, land-?  ing at Victoria. He.lived at Victoria and Olympia for a number  of years and in ,'68 he returned  to Scotland coming back three  years later. This time he landed  at Frisco $nd made the trip overland. "'".,',"   ' ���".". . ..  The gold excitement up the  Fraser was over and he decided  to seek the quieter and more industrious life so he started out on  a prospecting trip for a piece of  suitable land to locate. Coming  up as far as Yale on the . boat he  walked the rest of the way because it was impossible to get  transportation oh the stage there  being a plentitude of through  passengers for the Cariboo. At  Lytton he secured two or three  horses and then followed the trail  from Nicomen coming out on to  the Nicola river just below the  present 21 mile post on the C, P.  R.  A man named Bartlett Newman  accompanied him and he went on  through to Stump Lake and took  upland Mr. Chapman remaining  in this district. Honored and respected in all circles both Mr. and  Mrs. Chapman are widely known  Hotel Arrivals  merritt Hotel  R. T. Powers, JI A. Galbraith,  F. Passmore, M. Farr, J. J. Hill  and wife, Vancouver; A. Roberts,  Aspen Grove; R. P. Baker, H..A,  Lee, D. Urquhart, Nicola; N.  Heuston, Princeton; D. W. Hutchinson, Calgary; H. V. O. Chat-  terton, Victoria.  NICOLA HOTEL  Louis Angel, Frank Bailey, J.  E. Brown and wife, Merritt; R.  Powers, J. A. Galbraith, H.V.O.  Ghatterton, Vancouver; R. M.  Alexander, Golden; G. R. Bates,  E. Todd, G. Gray, Aspen Grove;  A. Smith, Coutlee; W. N. Rolfe,  city.  QUILCHENA HOTEL  F. J. O'Keefe, Douglas Lake;'  D. Uhurkart, Vancouver; H.  Smith, S. N. Dancey, P. Spratt,  Merritt; J. G. Alfredson, Midway ;  D. Anderson, A. Anderson, Beaver* Creek.  -o-  The social dance which was given  in Hygh's hall last Saturday evening; was a most pleasureable affair  and thoroughly enjoyed by those who  were honored with an invitation. ^It  is proposed to hold these private  dances frequently during 'the remamd  er of  the Winter months.  Surveying New Grade  Government surveyors were  busy a few days ago on the Hamilton,Hill outside Nicola surveying the new grade. The gradr  ient will be reduced from one in  four to one in twenty-four.  This improvement will mean  much to the business interests of  Nicola providing a more direct  road to Aspen Grove and Princeton.  and it is some measure of recompense for the privations and  hardships they endured in the  fight with others to give Nicola  Valley the position that belonged  to it, to know that these efforts  are appreciated by all who have  the best interests of the valley at  heart.  lihdTtTisTfour years ^lnc^negave  up the activities of farming life  to seek the quieter and more restful sphere. With him is his faithful spouse and Mrs. Chapman is  also an old timer in the district  having come here in '72 one year  after her husband.  When Mr. Chapman came to  Nicola he took up the land now  known as the Jack Collett ranch.  At that time Lytton was the  nearest trading post and traffic  was carried over a small trail to  Nicomen, now Thompson's siding  and thence along the stage road  to Lytton. It cost 25 cents per  letter to get your maiFiri those  days but this was a trivial hard- Mass will beheld at J.Garcia's  ship in light of the others. residence,   Merritt,   on  Sunday,  There were but two or three February 27th  at 9 a.m.,   Rev.  other settlers here at the  time |. Father Rohr officiating.  .   Land. Act Notice  "  NICOLA DISTRICT  Notice is hereby given that -I ">in-  tend to apply to. the; Assistant-"Commissioner oi Lands ior ; a licence i to  prospect for coal and petroleum on  and under the following described  lands:��� :  No. 1. Commencing at a point one  mile West of E. Todd's No. 1 location post, being "A.B.R., N.E. corner"; thence West 80 chains, South.  80 chains, East 80 chains, North 80)  chains to point of commencement.  Dated 1st. December, 1909.  A. B. ROBERTS, Locator  Land Act Notiec  District oi Nicola.  Take notice that I, R.C. Lowry,  of  Vancouver,  engineer,    intend    to ap  ply  for permission  to purchase     the  following described lands:���Commenc  ing about two miles Easterly of Lot  1,484;  thence  East 80 chains,  thence  North 80    chains,    thence    West    80  chains,   thence   South    80 chains    to  point  of commencement.  Dated  10th. December,  1909.  R.  C. LOWRY  W. E.   Green,   Agent  Ottawas won from Montreal by  a score of 9 to 6 in the eastern  hockey series.  Authority^ has been given to  build the Second Narrows bridge  at Vancouver.  Land Act Notice  KAMLOOPS     YALE    LAND    DISTRICT.  Take notice that I, Stanley Kirby,  of Nicola, hotel-keeper, intend to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:���- Commencing at the South-east corner of  Lot 1,484; thence East 80 chains,  thence North 80 chains, thence West  80 chains, thence South 80 chains to  point of   commencement.  Dated 10th.  December, 1909.  STANLEY KIRBY  W. E.  Green, Agent. Friday, February 25. 1910J  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Kamloops  Under new management this popular  hostelry is now in a better position than  ever to cater to the wants and requirements of the travelling public.  One of the best equipped and most  modern hoteljbnildings in the Interior.  E. GESNER, Manager, Kamloops, bc.  CANADIAN NORTHERN LINE  Chief Engineer  Says  Final Surveys are Proceeding Rapidly  The work of making the final revision of the surveys of the Canadian .Northern route is proceeding  rapidly, according t.<> Mr. Thomas II.  White, chief engineer. .One engineering party for the past three weeks  has  been    engaged    working     up the  Nam- I  aving  North Thompson river .rom  loops, while another party  started at Hope is now near C.ii.H-  wack working towards New Westminster.' No late advices have, been  received   from  Mr.  C.H.  Hailing ton  during  the    course     of a long  residence jn the province took ar pro.min*-  ent part in the politics and commer-  | cial life of the country,  passed away  ; at   St.   Joseph's  Hospital,   Victoria,  I the immediate cause of death    being  i heart    disease.       Deceased    was    T4  | years   of  age.   Mrs.   Cornwall,     four  : sons,   F. T.   Cornwall    of Kamloops,  Hugh,     Fitz     and     Clement,     and a  daughter,     Mrs.    G. N.   Barclay     of  Ashcrol't Manor,    mourn  and survive  him.  -o-  Forty-two coal claims in the Telle wa and Bulkley valleys, owned Toy  the   Cas'siar     Coal    Company,     have  the  plianee  with  the mining regulations.  The  locations  were    made lively ears  i ago  and the    company    paid the an-  JEWELER and OPTICIAN  I carry a stock of jewellery valued at $15,000 and can satisfy you  in any line. Every article guaranteed.  Let me do your repair work and it will be done right.  Special treatment for the eyes.  In the optical line I make a specialty of treating^the eyes and fitting them perfectly.  who is in charge of a party locating! h*?a  "**"***<"  tor alleged non-com-  )   I'm 1  a line between Tete .Jaime Cache ?.nd  Yellowhead Pass.  Mr.  White is    confident    that  surveys will be complete thi  in time to enable the Company, if it  sees fit, to award construction    contracts  for the  entire British  Columbia  section. . -   -  s Spring  -o-  Headquarters  Vancouver, B.C.  lission City, B.C.  is  the best investment you. can  get and this is particularly-  true of  KAMLOOPS  REALTY  The future railway centre of the  interior.     No  place   outside   of  Vancouver has  made  more sub-  TTtluitial progress during the past"  two years.  The very fact that so much outside capital is coming into the  city is evidence of the attractiveness of the field for investment.  C. N. R. Divisional Base will be  located in Kamloops. For information address  Dalgleish & Corbett  REAL ESTATE BROKER  We do the  biggest  business in our line  in Kamloops.  Potatoes Wanted  Potatoes wanted for shipment in carload lots, must be of good quality and  reasonable in price.    Apply  NEWS OFFICE, Merritt ,B.C.  We improve with age  The Grand  Pacific   Hotel  is one of the oldest Hotels in  Kamloops and has ever maintained the good standard it set-  at the start. Situated across  from the C. P. R. depot and  well furnished in all departments it can give you convenience, comfort and satisfaction.  William Dobson  Kamloops  Lytton's Popnlar Hotejry  Bailiie Hotel  Good   Meals,   Good Comfortable  Beds and Best  Service.     Rates  Reasonable.  Waiter C Keeble  J.  F.  Bledsoe,  general manager of  the Findlay River Development company, .states    that    when    there ���  is  cheap   transportation into   the  Find-  lay   and Ingenika  river country    th  gold delivery will surprise the world  there  being    millions    of    yards     of'  gravel that will average  the   pan. Every  yard of  ever, is  impossible    to    mine   under  pvesent  conditions,  owing to the  ex-;  cessive cost of    material    and transportation.       Mr.  Bledsoe, ,  who   has  spent  several  seasons in the country  referred to,-  has    come    South,    but  will  return later in the year to con-,  tinue  the  Company's work. >'   . o ;  Millionaire  "Bill" O'Brien,  of Rcn-i  frew,  Ontario, mine owner and stock I  dealer,  the man    who   bought    up a  whole  hockey  team at     fancy  prices ���  this  Winter, is  the  capitalist behind;  the syndicate  of Eastern    promoters-  who will this  Summer undertake the'  construction   of the     line   of railway  by which it is proposed to open    up  the  coal  fields of    the    Yellow Head;  Pass  Coal and Coke Company,  West;  of Edmonton, one of the richest coal:  areas in  Alberta,    if not in    the  en-  tiro Dominion*. ,  nuai license of $100 continuously  every year, but it is alleged thai development was not prosecuted as required by law. The Hazel ton mining  recorder -has referred the matter to  Premier McBride.  Canada's trade for January totalled  $51,500,102,   and increase of $12,-  322, 427,  or bearly^ 30 per cent,  over  the    corresponding'   month    of    last  yeai',  and  constituting    a record    of  the month. For the first ten months  oil  the  present    fiscal year  the total  10 cents to ; trade has been $563,986,780,   an    in-  this.   how- I crease of  $95,610,931, * or about    20  : per  cent.  ;  o   ���    Altogether  close    on    7000 lots  at  ���Fort   George  will be on  the .market  by April 1���"enough," says  bune,   "for a city  of 20,000."  j 5000'lots have been surveyed in ccn-  : tral Fort George, and at South Fort  George, where clearing is under way,  1000 lots have been surveyed.  The Tri-  Ovcr  -o-  Grand Forks' city council approves  oj: the principle of the. public ownership of telephones and endorses Vancouver's opinion that the Provincial  Government should operate and own  the telephone systems in British Columbia.  -o-  -o-  The possibility of   navigating    the  Fraser river South of Soda Creek to  , Lillooet is attracting    the attention  j of  steamboat  men,   and     a boat   ~is  . j being built with that obiect in view,  nation i rn,  Quesnel    Conservative    Asso< ,.,,,- ,,   , .    ,  i-       a.v     -,-,      ���    ���  i  v-v. : J-his  will  be the    sixth    boat to be  is requesting the  Provincial  Govern-i    ,       -, ,,      T. ���  4.  x             x      .     ���     i   -j ! placed  on  the   upper    Fraser  dtinna-  ment to  construct    a brida-e_a_c.-r_o_s.sj-  - a ^^i.   ^"i��nb  the- Fraser river at Quesnel. The  traffic to the North is so considerable at present, and will increase so  rapidly in the next few  the Association thinks there should  be no hesitation about building the  bridge, although it will necessarily  involve a large expenditure.  . . o   "tho  eomtng  Summer.  The Provincial Government having  years that1 ��r.anted Kevelstoke $30,000 towards  ' a new school building, the city  council, and school trustees are arranging to submit a .bylaw to the  people for the amount that has to  be  raised locallv.  Proprietor,  LYTTON,  B.C.  When a man wants a good shave  or hair cut he always goes to  William Brown  (next Coldwater Hotel)  Merritt's   premier   tonsorial artist.    Will shortly move into  new and larger quarters  The mill at the Nickle Plate mine,  Headley, has been kept in almost  constant operation this Winter, and  a successful season's work has resulted. There appears to be ��� just  about enough water to finish out.  February, after which the staff will  be busily engaged in installing the  new machinery which arrived from  Sherbrooke, Quebec, last week. It is  hoped to have everything ready to  start up again'as soon as the snow  melts  and replenishes the streams.  The estimated expenditure of Nelson for the current year is $158,000,  of which $31,300 is on account of de1  benturc interests, $25,040 sinking-  funds and $23,500 school board ro-  auirements.  -o-  Robert Dowswell late proprietor of  the. Leland Hotel at Kamloops Iras  gone to Victoria to live temporarily.  He has no immediate plans for the  future.  -o-  Hon.    C. F.    Cornwall,    who    was  lieutenant-governor    of    British   Col- j new building  in   Kamloops  umbia from 188.1    to 1886,  and who  are  already complete.  The Imperial Bank will erect a, fine  Flans  . ..  ft  Hf-:.:  J/_i THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, February 25, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance.  Six months $1.00  One dollar per inch per month   for regular advertising. .   Land and water notices $7.50 for 60 ;  days.    $5.00 for 30 days. I  Classified   adverti&inj?   10 words for   25   cents. !  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates   furnished for large contract ad- '  yertisinji..  Address  THE NICCLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Bo:-: 20 Merritt. B.C.  Better Freight Rates  The;   announcement    that    the  Provincial   Government   would have con-'  trot  oi the rates     on    the Canadian'  Northern    railway     has    much more  significance than one  would, ordinari- =  ly  attach to  it.   This    same control  will    ultimately     be     the    lever    by  which    the    competitive     system    in  freight  and     transportation    charges  will be. regulated.  Without   this   control it  would    be  possible  Lo2  the   C.N.R.   to enter  into- a pact  with  the Canadian Pacific  and  to lix  the    charges    to suit the  fancy oi  the     railway    corporations.'  .v$n  this  event   the     interests   of  the'  general   public    would    be sacrificed.'  frWith this  control   the    rates on the  CJ'-  N. R.   can be    regulated   and this  will   force   the C.P.R.   to bring-  their  charges down  to. the    same level    .if ���  they   hope to   do business  in  British  Columbia. i  The   Railway   Commission  has  jur-!  isdiction   over   tariffs   at. the   persent j  time,   but  through    a technical    protective     clause     provides    that     the!  commissiom   will not    have .iurisdie-'  tion  over the rates on the C. P. R. j  until   the    company     has paid   a ten  per   cent  dividend  on its  stock.   The1  C. P. R.   increases   its capitalization:  account  every year    for the  purpose  of  keeping   below     the ten  per  cent.1,  margin,and   thus   shutting out  inter-!  icrencc  with   their rates.       But    the  advent  oil  the new    road will  put a  different complexion on the situation;  and  with  the rates    under the    con-'  trol  of the  Government, it  will give  the  people of British. Columbia what.  they     have long    sought,    and   what  they so sorely need���a fair and equit-'  =_____a_ble__system of Jreight and transportation  charges.  but he in common with the best  wisdom of the land realize that such  an undertaking at the present time  would be absurd. If international  complications are bound to ensue it  ir; almost imperative that they will  materialize within the next ten  years, and it would be impossible  for Canada to build a navy in that  time.  Immediate assistance in the form  of money or one or two good ships!  would have a two fold effect. It;  would more than satisfy the actual  requirements devolving vipon Canada ���  in respect to its duty to the mother-j  land, and it would also tend to I  more firmly cement the bonds of Im- j  perial Unity. The day will soon  dawn when Joseph Chamberl"n's life  dream of Imperial ferdeation will be  a realization, arid then will the efficiency oi the policy of Mr. Borden  and his followers be more convincingly  demonstrated.  stimulus to the agricultural, horticultural and live stock industries of  the valley.  We have the government grant for  this year, in fact it was for the pur- j  pose "of securing this that the  dates ;  were  accepted by the local represen-j  tatives   at    the   Farmers'     Institute j  Convention  in Victoria   a few  weeks  ago.     The  Boards of  Trade of  Merritt and  Nicola could    act    in    conjunction with  the Farmers  Institute |  and   complete    plans    whereby    this!  popular     and    deserving    institution  could    bo    made a fixture    in Nicola j  Valley.      It   is    mature    time   that^  something  was done   if  we hope    to  hold   an   exhibition this Fall.  Land Act Notiec  NICOLA DISTRICT  Notice is hereby given?that I intend to apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands for a licence to  prospect for coal and petroleum on  and under the following described  lands:���  No. 2. Commencing at a point two  miles West of E. Todd's No. 2 location post, being "A.B.R., N.W. corner"; thence East SO chains. South  80 chains, West 80 chains, North 80  chains to point of commencement.  Dated 1st. December, 1909.  A. B.  ROBERTS, Locator.  The Naval Bill  British Columbia should feel proud!  oi its representatives in the federal  house at Ottawa. In the debate on  tho Naval Bill two of the most not-,  able contributions came from Martin!  Burrell, member for Yale Cariboo,1  and A. S. Goodeve, member for :  Kootenay. I  Borne  are prone    to    criticize    the  attitude oi the British Columbia de-|  legation,  but after all their thoughts j  and! ideals  must  be in line with  the j  best' thought of the nation. j  It- is regrettable that there is any  feeling of partisanship in the debate,  but this spirit is making itself more  and more conspicuous as the debate  wears on. Mr. Borden has a solid  opposition behind him. They are a  unit in advocating immediate assistance towards the Imperial navy.  No man would be more pleased or  gratified to boast of a formidable  Canadian  navy than    R. L.  Borden,  Boards Should Get Busy  A little effort on the part of the  local Boards oi Trade at.this particular moment might be successful in  securing ior N icola Valley a daily  service on the local branch line.  Now that the railway company has  the matter under consideration a  little of the persuasive power might  have the desired effect. It is mature  time that we had a daily service.  The importance and standing of  Nicola Valley demands it and the  C.P.R. should be brought to a fuller appreciation of the requirements  of the Nicola Valley..  Another matter that might well be  taken up through    the    same sources  would  be   an investigation into     the  local  freight  rates.      Of course  that  question   would  have to  be taken up  with the Railway Commission.      We  understand that the company charges  one dollar  per ton     for    coal    from  Merritt   to     Nicola    a    distance     of  seven   miles.     That is     a rate of  14  2-7 cents per ton per mile. The rate  to Vancouver is $1.80  cents per ton  for  a distance  of 217   miles   or less  than one cent per mile. From Merritt  to Kamloops a distance of 113.miles  the charge  is   two     dollars per  ton.  There is not much equality in  those  figures.      It    is   estimated  that  the  C.P.R.   can carry   coal  for 7-10  of a  jient^per ton per mile, and it   would  i nterest  some to^kno^v^wKy^tlTey^dxy  not apply this rate all over the province.  The Comet Craze  There, seems to be a lot of anxiety  in some quarters as to whether or  not the now famous Halley's comet  will come into contact with .the  earth and destroy it. Some scientists have declared that this will assuredly happen and there are some  people just weak minded enough to  believe them.  The world has existed for many  thousand years. Comets have come  and. gone and some of them have  even come into contact with the  earth. But nothing has been sacrificed as yet, and . there is not the  faintest possibility, that any harm  will follow in the wake of the Hal-  ley .Comet.  There  is  some common    sense  and  sound  reasoning in the words  of Sir  Robert    Ball.        He    says     that,    a i  "rhinocerous  in   full    charge    would  not   fear  collision   with     a     cobweb,!  and the earth need not fear a collis-,  sion    with    a     comet.    In    1861  we  passed  through  the tail of   a comet,  but no one knew it. a    the time. For  a hundred million years life has been  continuous on this   continent though  we have been visited by at least five  comets every year���I think  Sir John  Herchel     says      somewhere    that    a  whole comet    could be squeezed into  a  portmanteau.'"  Land Act Notice  �� NICOLA DISTRICT  Notice  is hereby  given that  I    in  tend to  apply  to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands for a licence    t  prospect  for coal  and petroleum    on  and   under    the    following    described  lands:���  No. 3. Commencing at a point tw  miles North of E. Todd's No. 3 location post, being "A.B.R., N.E. corner"; thence South 80 chains, West  80-chains, North 80 chains, East-80  chains to point of commencement.  Dated 1st. December, 1909.  A. B. ROBERTS, Locator.  -A.B. Roberts, Agent.  Land Act Notice  NICOLA DISTRICT      ,  Notice is hereby.' given that'I . intend to apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands for a licence- to  prospect for coal and petroleum on  and under the following, described  lands:���- .....  No. 3. Commencing at a point two  miles North of E. Todd's No. 3 location post, being "M.L.G., S.W. corner"; thence East 80 chains, North  80 chains, West 80 chains, South 80  chains  to point  of commencement.  Dated 1st. December, 1909.  M. L.  GRIMMETT.  W. J. Palmer of Stump Lake has  purchased the property of. Capt.  Nash - in Kamloops and will move  his family into the city to live.  -o-  An Agricultural Exhibition  It may not bc generally known to  the people of Nicola Valley that  dates have been set aside for a Fall  lair in this district, but it is absolutely true. The immense effort that  will be necessary in creating an institution oi this character may preclude the possibility of an exhibition for this year, but the opportunity is before us and it devolves upon  the good people of this valley as to  whether or not they employ it. .  Nicola    Valley    is    essentially    an  agricultural country  and there is no  reason why we could not  support  a  progressive  and  successful Fall fair.  .Not  the ordinary  class of exhibition  that   in given   over    more    to enter-  I tainment   oi   the cheapest  order, but  one that has a wealth of educational  I features, and    that    would    prove a(  Land Act Notice  NICOLA DISTRICT  Notice is hereby givea that I intend to apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands for a licence to  prospect for coal and petroleum on  and under the following described  lands:���  _No.^l.^Commen.cing__^a_t__a__ point  Land Act Notice  KAMLOOPS  DIVISION    OF  YALE  LAND  DISTRICT  District      of      Nicola.  Take notice that George E. Hygh  of  Merritt,  hotel proprietor, intends  to   apply  for permission   to purchase  the following, described lands*���Commencing  at a   post    planted    at the  North-west    corner    of    the  staking  which   lies about     3 chains    East of j  the      Otter      Valley.    School-house;  thence    running      40    chains     East,  thence    running    40    chains     South,  thence    running     "40    chains    West,  thence running 40 chains to point of  commencement.  ���      GEORGE EDWARD HYGH  Dated  January 25th.   1910.  about one mile South of G.R. Bates'  No. 1 location post, being "E. T.,  N.E. corner"; thence West 80 chains,  South 80 chains, East 80 chains,  North 80 chains, to point of commencement.  Dated  1st.  December,  1909.  EMMETT TODD, Locator.  Land Act Notice  NICOLA DISTRICT  Notice is hereby ��;iv._n that I intend to apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands for a licence to  prospect for coal and petroleum on  and under the following described  lands:���  No. 3. Commencing at a point two  miles West of E. Todd's No. 2 location post, being "E. T., S.W. corner"; thence East 80 chains, North  80 chains, West 80 chains, South 80  chains  to point of commencement.  Dated 1st. December, 1909.  EMMETT TODD, Locator. Friday, February 25, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  We have secured the agency  for the Moore Lighting Supplies  for the Nicola Valley. We are  prepared to supply you with  mantles, globes, both uprights  and inverted, mantle supports,  tip cleaners, burners, new generators, etc.  If your light doesn't burn just  right bring it in.  The supplies are marked with  Vancouver prices.  (j. M. Gemmili  Druggist and Stationer  Agent for Mason & Risch Pianos  Merritt, - British Columbia  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  J.   F.   Murray   went   over to  Kamloops yesterday on business.  -o-  Merritt L. O. L. will meet on  Saturday evening in the lodge  rooms.  Mrs. Roberts of Nicola Lake  was the hostess of a delightful  afternoon tea last Wednesday.  -o-  The new post office building at  Vancouver 'will be occupied for  the first time on Monday next.  Mrs. Sutcliffe of Lower Nicola  will likely take up her residence  in Nicola in the very near future.  Mrs. Pooley and her neice,  Miss Agnes Vair, visited with  Dr. Tutill and Mrs. Tutill yesterday.  W. G. Murray left Tuesday  morning for Vancouver and New  Westminster. He will be away  for some time.  Fred Riley of Nicola has gone  ont to Princeton and hasjtaken a  position with A. Heuston the  local liveryman.  ���o-  The shipment of lumber for the  new Methodist church at Merritt  arrived this week and work will  proceed at once.  -o-  Court Nicola, I.O.F. had "a  meeting last evening in the lodge  room at Nicola Lake. There was  a good attendance of members.  Before stipendiary magistrate  Rolfe at Nicola yesterday a Nicola man was fined twenty-five  dollars and costs for abusing his  wife.  Sleighing through this district  is excellent. There is plenty of  snow and the roads in most instances have been well beaten  down.  Mr. and Mrs. William Mcln-  tyre are expected back from the  this evening. While' Vancouver  Mrs. Mclntyre was ill for a day  or so.  Miss Lester who has been a  guest of Nicola friends for the  past three weeks returned this  week to her home in New Westminster.  Arthur Ash for some time engaged as wine clerk at the Nicola  hotel has been appointed to the  vacant position of provincial constable.  Miss Annie Olson who has been  seriously ill at her home in Col-  lettville has fully recovered much  to the gratification of her host of  friends.  ���o-  Frank Bailey has been appointed local correspondent for the  London Kining Journal the oldest  publication of its kind in the  world.  R. P. Baker of the Bank of  Montreal staff at Merritt who has  been relieving at Nicola for the  past ten days has resumed his  duties at Merritt.  G. R. Bates of Aspen Grove  has returned from a hurried trip  to the coast where he completed  the sale of valuable mining in-  erests in the Otter Valley.  A. W; Strickland, manager of  th^Bank^^f^M^ntr^al^at^Nfcala  returned Wednesday night from  the coast. Mrs. Strictland and  Master Buzz came back with him.  Charles Turnoss one of the  pioneers of the Revelstoke district was burned to death Monday night when his home just  east of the city was destroyed by  fire.  -o-  The regular meeting of the  Nicola Valley board of trade will  be held in the Barwick block,  Nicola, on the evening of March  3rd.    Business of important char-  acted will be discussed.  Saturday's payroll at the mines  in Fernie reached over the hundred thousand dollar mark. Last  Tuesday over 2000 tons were produced, the best showing .in two  years.  Nearly all the stock of the  Diamond Vale Supply Co, has been  moved into the new store and the  company will be ready to do business in their new home in a few  days' time.  W. E. Green and A. McVittie  of Vancouver who have acquired  valuable interests in this district  are expected up from the coast  in the course of a few days. Mr.  Green will bring his motor car  with him.  for the Douglas Lake Cattle Co.  Tbe horse will be a valuable acquisition to the industry in this  district.  -o-  Mr, and Mrs, F. A. Reid leave  on Saturday week for St. John,  N. B. on a visit of several weeks  to Mr. Reid's home. Mr. Reid's  health is not as good as It might  be and it is in search of recuperation that he is taking the holiday.  Mrs. Hammill, wife of James  G. Hammill of The News staff  arrived here from Vancouver  Monday night with her liitle  daughter. At present Mr. and  Mrs. Hammill are stopping with  Mrs. Marshall.  P. Marquet, the well known'  proprietor of the Nicola livery  stables is contemplating the installation of an auto service between Nicola and Princeton.  This improved service will be  much appreciated.  Sincere and general will be the  sympathy extended to Mr. and  Mrs. Thomas Richards of Canford  in the loss they have sustained  through the death of their infant  daughter. The end came last evening after a brief illness.  __o-  W. E. Fished who was "formerly with A. E. Howse & Co. at  Nicola has established a cigar  manufacturing industry at Vancouver to bs known as the Key  West Cigar Mfg. Co. His many  old friends will be pleased to  learn that he is meeting with  splendid success.  H3r=Arm str ong-left=yesterday-  morning on a driving trip to  Princeton and Hedley. He will  make the. outing one of combined  business and pleasure and he  will be back in Merritt next  Tuesday.  -o-  The movement to organize a  lodge of the Knights of Pythias  at Merritt is receiving every encouragement. It is understood  that the new lodge will start out  with a membership of upwards  of twenty.  A. Hadwin brought in a thoroughbred Clydesdale stallion  from Duncans,   V. I.,   this  week  Carpenters in Merritt are  looking forward to a busy season.  Many new houses are contemplated and in addition to these  there will be three new churches  and the proposed new club house  of the Merritt Athletic Association.  ���<j-  Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Howse  gave a musical evening at their  home in Nicola last evening.  Many guests from outside points  were present and the function  proved a thoroughly enjoyable  one. Miss Agnes Vair who  recently arrived from Cambell-  ton, N. B.. was one of the principal performers.  -O-  DIED  Richards���At Canford on. February 24, Betty, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Bichards,  aged twenty months.  AND ���  With ten years experience in the Nicola and  and Similkameen valleys  _,qiialifies_me_=t_o_=make_=a=  selection. My listings  are all good.  Government   Lands   for  bona fide settlers located  for good settlers.  I  make   a specialty   of  mining engineering.  PRANK BAILEY  '...':.  m.c. m.i.   .  MERRITT,        PRINCETON,        HEDLEY  and VANCOUVER nn  HE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, February 25, 191Q  **  If you are looking for a good piece of land to  settle on, or if you want a profitable mining  claim.  Don't overlook the Aspen Grove District.  I am in a position to give you a good deal in  lands or mines.  G.-.R. BATES  Aspen Grove .'. Vancouver, B.C.  .1  t  The Beauty Spot of British Columbia  Picturesquely situated along the banks of the. Fraser River and  a history as romantic as the place is beautiful.  We can offer you scenic beauty, comfort and pleasure���what,  more do you want.    Good hunting and fishing.    Future railroad centre.  Fred. Parnaby, Proprietor  Colquahalla Hotel Hope, B. C.  11  L  Days  ing  You need an alarm clock that you may not waste the  morning hours. We have opened up a complete line of  the best in alarms. Call and see our line of mantle and  wall clocks. When you come bring that watch. Repairs  executed in a workmanlike manner. The price will suit  your pocket.  English Levers a Specialty    Special attention to Mail Orders  James Simpson  =M��rrittrB=���r  Home of the travelling public  Good   comfortable   rooms   and excellent dining service.     Rates are  reasonable.     Just give us a   call.     Representative meets all trains.  McGillivary & Veasey, Proprietors  Ashcroft, B.C.  Cupholders are Beaten  Montreal, Feb. 25���Before probably the largest crowd that ever  attended a hockey match m Canada the Wanderers defeated the  Ottawas at the Arena Saturday  night. The building was packed  and thousands were turned away  unable to gain admission.  The half time score was 3 to 3  and the final score 7 to 5 in favor  of the Wanderers. The game  was clean and fast. It was the  first defeat of the season for  Ottawa.  and to become a professional  pedestrian and give up Marathon  running, but the little fellow has  been too busy collecting money  in the states to give ear to this  plea. A match between Dorando  and G. W. Gardiner, the professional pedestrian of London,  Eng.. may be arranged.  Veteran Joe Sugden will be behind the bat for Vancouver again  this year, It is Sugden's generalship that wins games for the  Beavers. Sudgen and one other  will do the catching for the team,  while the pitching staff will comb  prise Brinker, Erickson, Jensen  and three of the other candidates  Brown figures out his infield with  James -on first, Breen second,  Scharney, short and one. of the  others at third. There will be  lively competition among the outfielders. Altogether Brown has  36 players in line, but he intends  to dispose of some of them by  trades ,or sale , before then and  there will be about thirty here  for the tryout.  Arnst and Barry will meet on  the Zambezi river, South Africa,  on August 21st or 28th in a try  for the championship of the  world. Arnst is the present New  Zealand champion and Barry  holds the English title.  Bush the one armed skating  wonder of Vancouver is cleaning  up everything on the continent.  He took the measure of the champion of Switzerland in a 220 yard  go-  Swimming Record  Alex. Wickham of Sydney, N.  S.W. swam 50 yards in 23 3-5  seconds establishing a new  world's record. This was one-  fifth of a second faster than his  previous time.  Saturday June 18 and Saturday  June 25 have been fixed upon by the  trustees oi the IVEinto cup as the  dates for the series of games between the Montreal team, champions  oi the National lacrosse union, and  challengers for the trophy, and the  New Westminster club., holders of the  world's championship trophy. The  announcement was sent out from  Ottawa.  Nelson After Thompson  San Francisco, Feb. 25.���Battling  Nelson will meet , Cyclone Johnny  Thompson in this city in,March according -to an agreement between  their managers.  The professional lacrosse season  opens on April 23 at Vancouver  when the regulars will stack up  against the scrubs in an exhibition try.  The third biennial race from  the Pacific coast to the Hawaiin  islands starts from San Friscisco  on July 4th. A large number of  yachts will make the start.  Chicago will in a few weeks  boast of the real baseball hotbed of  history.    The league headquart  ers of The~A_merican Associatton7  Western and Three-I leagues will  be housed under one roof, while  Charlie Comisky is to move the  offices of the Chicago White Sox  to the same building.  PROVINCIAL  HOME    KAMLOOPS  Tenders, in duplicate, indorsed  "Provincial Home," for "the''''supply  of clothing and dry goods, bread,  meat, groceries, wood, drugs, etc.,  for the use of the said institution,  and the furnishing of funerals, from  __the__iirst___oi_April    next to the 31st.  James J. Jeffries, retired  heavyweight champion, who is  matched to meet Jack Johnson  for the title, July 4, arrived at  Los Angeles on Tuesday after an  absence of a year. Included in  his party were Mrs. Jeffries and  Mrs. Jack Kipper.  Diamond Pietri. the Italian  Marathon runner; will return-to  England before arriving home  from the states. Englishmen  have been trying to induce Dor-  of March, 1911, will be received by  the Honourable the Provincial Secretary until noon on Tuesday, the  15th. proximo.  Lists of the articles required can  be seen at this office and at the Provincial Home, at which latter place  samples can also be inspected.  All supplies to be delivered at the  Homo  without extra charge.  Two sufficient sureties for the due  fulfilment of each contract will be  required.  Tenders will not be considered unless made out on the forms, which  can be obtained from the Superintendent of the Home or the undersigned.  A.' CAMPBELL REDDIE,  Deputy Provincial  Secretary.  Provincial  Sectreatv's Office,  17th. February, 1910. Friday, February 25, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Have a  Daily Train Here  ��*~*>-��a__*_M  C. P. R. Considers Additional  Facilities for Local Line  There is some talk of a daily service on the local branch o�� the Canadian Pacific railway though no definite policy has been announced.  The railway Compaby are fully investigating conditions throughout  this district and if they conclude  that the daily service is a necessity  it will be established early in the  month of April.  Under the present schedule travelers coming into the valley to do  business arc required to stop oyer for  two days whereas with a daily services they could . do their business in  one day. Some time ago the railway company were seriously considering this move and it is the hope  of the general public that they can  see their way clear to grant this  concession in the matter of transportation-facilities.  G40  Minstrel Show Coming  Arrangements for the big minstrel  show which will be held oh March  17th. under' the auspices of the Merritt Athletic Association are well  under way. At a meeting of the  committee in the Bank, of Montreal  on. Monday evening J. P. Boyd, G.  M. Thorn and' S. N. Dancey were  t.amed to take charge of the preparatory work.       .  There is excellent material from  which to choose and the initial rehearsal was held at. the residence, of  Dr. Tiitil! last evening with splendid  results. It is proposed to have the  minstrel show extend throughout the  evening instead of putting on a  farce comedv during the latter half  ���a policy that is . followed in many  cases. Mrs. Tutill has kindly consented to preside at the piano.  There will be six end men, a chorus  of twelve voices and a good strong  orchestra. ' The performance will be  followed by an impromptu dance.  Land Act Notice  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  Take notice that   Edward Morgan,  of  Toronto,  Ontario,   doctor of medicine,   intends     to apply    for permission to  purchase the    following described   lands:���Commencing   at a post  planted   one mile    North    from    the  South-west corner post of Kate Morgan's application  to purchase, thence  running 80 chains East, thence North  80  chains,    thence    West    80 chains,  thence  South  80 chains  to point    of  commencement,  and    containing  acres more or less.  Dated  30th.  December, 1909.  EDWARD  MORGAN  E. Todd, Agent.  Land Act Notiec  NICOLA DISTRICT  Notice is hereby given that I  Lend to apply to the Assistant Commissioner oi Lands for a licence to  prospect for coal and petroleum on  and under the following described  lands:���  No. 2. Commencing at a point two  miles west oi E. Todd's No. 2 loca  tion. post, being "G.R.B.' S.E. corner;" thence West 80 chains, North  80 chains, East 80 chains, South 80  chains to point oi  commencement.  Dated 1st. December, 1909.  G. R. BATES'  Emmett Todd,  Agent.  in  11  New Churches For Merritt  The new Methodist Church at Merritt will likely be opened about the  middle of March and the inaugural  sermons will be preached by Rev.  Dr.   Sipprell,  President    of Columbia  Land Act Notice  Take notict that Emily L. McVittie  wife oi A. W. McVittie, of Victoria  B. C., land surveyor, intends to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:'���Commenc-  at a post planted on the South bank  oi Bates Creek, 40 chains from the  Nicola-Princeton Waggon Roac;  thence running South 80 chains  thence West 80 chains, thence North  80 chains, thence East ��0 chains to  point. of commencement, and contain  ing  640 acres, more  or less.  Dated  28th.  December,, 1909.  EMILY L. McVITTIE  E. Todd,   Agent.  Land Act Notice  NICOLA DISTRICT  Notice is hereby given that I intend to apply to the Assistant Commissioner "or Lands for a licence to  prospect for coal and petroleum on  and  under    the    following    described  11-  college' at New Westminster.  The Church board is now awaiting  a shipment of lumber from Vancouver, which is expected daily" and as  soon as;; this arrives the contractors  can finish their work. A social evening will be given on the Monday  evening following the opening services. .  There will soon be three other new  churches in Merritt. The organization plans of the Presbyterian and  Anglican denominations are well perfected, and magnificent new edifice  will also be erected for the Roman  Catholic  congregation.  lands:���  No. 2. Commencing at a point one  mile West oi G. R. Bates' No. 1  location post, being "E.T., N.E. coiner; thence West 80 chains, thence  South 80 chains, East 80 chains,  North 80 chains to point of commencement.  Dated 1st December.   1009.  EMMETT TODD, Locator.  The Provincial Government will  conduct a demonstration orchard at  Siunmerland.  The amount distributed in wages  in Greenwood is steadily increasing.  The payroll of the British Columbia  Copper. Company, which is the chief  employer of labor, is slowly increasing, and there is additional employment owing to the ooerat'on of No.  7. the E.P.U. Bay, Tip Top, Corn-  bin at ion and Dynamo mines, and the  work on the Greenwood-Phoenix and  Argo tunnels.  Everybody is anxious to see  ALLEY'S COMET  and the best place to see this wonderful phenomena is at  Middlesboro  Not only do you get the finest view of the comet but you also     j  see some good values for your money.  Sure thing this is the place to buy.  Come over anyway if its just to see the comet. Maybe  around the store you will find things and prices that are just  as interesting.  j. a  Spend   your summer vacation at  SAVQNAS  ^EMKaM_______B^B____WH_B]EHl^_n_llll___nM^H___iaaia^BMK^Hat__H.  along the shores of Kamloops Lake.    Splendid fishing and. hunting.  -  .        Pleasure, spot for .sportsmen.  Lakeview Hotel  Provides   for your every want while you  are enjoying the   beauty  of this popular resort.  AdaiB   FergUSOn, Proprietor  ������ .  Nicola Valley  Dealers in Prime Beef, Mutton, Lamb, Veal, Pork and  Sausage, Poultry, Ham and Bacon. Fresh Fish always on  hand. Orders receive prompt attention. Cattle bought  and sold bv the carload.  . Eastwood  Manager  r_r|ir_M|^rim_r^Jri^^����'**-'^W>J��^*JWW��-<^W  ���"*mr~ �����"��-"*���"���-"  __*.__->___; ;��...~a.��_j_r*i  MOUNTAIN HOTEL  NORTH BEND  Headquarters of the railroad boys on   the   Thompson   and   Cascade  divisions of the C. P. R.  We have a good lunch counter as well as dining room and our service  always pleases.    Our rooms are warm and   comfortable.  JOHN   ABREY, Proprietor 8  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, February 25, 1910  C. P.-.R.- TRAIN SERVICE  Nicola   Branch  Southbound  Lv. Spences Bridge 16.45 . Lv. Coyle  Clapperton 17.25 Coutlee  Dot 18.05   Arr. Merritt  Canford 18.35 Nicola  18.50  19.05  19.11  19:45  Lv. Nicola  Merritt  Coutlee  Coyle  Northbound  7.30   Lv. Canford 8.31  S.00 Dot 9.10  8.05 Clapperton      9.55  8.16 Arr. Spences Bdge 10.30  Mainline  Leave Spences Bridge  Going West: No. 13 (Vancouver Local) 11.02.  arriving Vancouver 18.55 o'clock; No. 97 at 4.50  o'clock reach Vancouver 12.20 o'clock.  Going East: No. 14 (Revelstoke. Local) 16.25  o'clock reach Kamloops 19.20 and Revelstoke 1.20;  No. 95 at 23.13 o'clock leaving Vancouver 8.25 and  15.15 respectively.  Kamloops  Big Store.  ���   ���  In all departments we excel  and   our   stock is  complete  and well assorted.  Dry Goods and Clothing  Agents for 20 Century Suits  L. T. Blair  Kamloops, British Columbia  Gorresponclents  to Say  If you want the best service for  your money when in Kamloops  you should  stop  ot  the  Dominon  Hotel  We pride ourselves on the dining  room service we give to the pubic  and  our  other departments  are  equally well sustained.  W. R. GRAHAM, Proprietor  Kamloops, B.C.  Lower Nicola  Norman Woodward is away  for a two weeks' holiday. He  is taking in Vancouver and Victoria.  James Smith's little son is now  almost convalescent much to the  gratification of the many friends  of the family.  Sixteen men are engaged in  cutting timber on the sidehill for  the mines of the Nicola - Valley  Coal and Coke company at Mid-  dlesboro.  A couple of horse buyers have  been through this district during  the past few days and have made  a number of purchases.  Mrs. H. Sutcliffe will return  in a few days with her sister,  Mrs. Lou Austin.  Church will be held here next  Sunday afternoon and evening.  Rev. Hedley will officiate. Mr.  Hedley is living in the Dodding  home.  Mrs. Bewley has been seriously  ill during  the  past week  or so.  There is an epidemic of cold  throughout this part of the valley.  Almost every person  is afflicted.  Dr. Curtn visited Lower Nicola  and Canford on Wednesday.  Considerable interest is being  manifested in Lower Nicola in the  proposed organization of the  Canadian Mounted Rifles. A  troop will be organized here and  from present appearances there  will be lots of available material.  W. S. Keebles is at the coast  on a business trip. He is taking  in Vancouver and Victoria.  C. L. McKenzie who conducts  a general store in the Lillooet  country was in Lytton the other  day on his way to the coast.  The  heavy  frost of the past  few nights has resulted seriously  with fruit trees in  this  district,  The loss in some parts is fairly  | heavy.  | A pleasant dance was given in  j the local hall last Thursday  | evening. It was of an impromptu  I order.  The heavy traffic into the  Lilloett country has abated because of the severe weather but  the ensuing season promises to  be one of the most active in the  history of this district.  ridge  Junction point with C.P.R.  mainline and Nicola branch.'  Good hotel accomodotion.  Porter meets all trains.  Guests   receive   the   very  best of attention.  A.    Cleme$,    Proprietor  Ashcroft  A provincial government survey  party of fifteen men ih charge of  T. N. Green left Ashcroft for  Fort George to survey a town-  site there, yv  The keel for the new' steamer  for the B. C. Express Co. at  Soda Creek has been laid. This  will be a valuable addition to the  fleet plying between Quesnel and  northern British Columbia points  this summer.  The two year old child of Mrs  Arnold Davis died on Wednesday  a.fter,aJ_)rief_ilness_  Quilchena  . William Everson has been  away on a two weeks' stay at  Kamloops and the coast. He is  expected back tonight.  The delightful sleighing in this  district has encouraged many  sleighing parties. The drive up.  the lake from Nicola seems to  hold the most attraction.  Jos. Guichon with the Misses  Guichon and John Moore with  Mrs. Moore attended the musicale  at the home of A, E.. Howse in  Nicola last evening.  Horse buyers have been busy  through these parts lately and a  good many animals are being  shipped.  Work on the new road around  the Gilmore hill will commence  early in the spring according to  advices received here. This is  welcome news.  QuilcBiena  Hotel  Quilchena, B. C.  One of the finest hotels in the upper  country. Excellent accomodation for  travellers and tourists. Hot and cold  water baths.    Best of wines and liquors.  c_  Terms $2.00 a day and upwards.  Jos. Guichon  Proprietor  When in North Bend stop at  C. P. R. Hotel  Land Act Notice  NICOLA DISTRICT  Notice is hereby given that I intend to apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands for a licence to  prospect for coal and petroleum on  and under the following: described  lands:���  No. 2. Commencing at a point two  miles West of E. Todd's No. 2 location post being "M.L.G., N.E. corner"; thence West 80 chains, South  80 chains, East 80 chains, North 80  chains to point of commencement.  Dated 1st. December, 1909.  M. Li.  GRIMMETT.  A. B. Roberts.. Agent.  The bachelors of Ashcroft are  giving a dance in the town hall  this Friday evening. Invitations  have been sent out.  Judge Calder accompanied by  Mrs. Calder went up to Kamloops  on Tuesday.  Rev. Mr. Henderson of Ashcroft  went to Lytton on Wednesday's  train.  The man with the electric  clock is here and is doing a land  office business.  Mr. S. Tingley went down to  the coast on Monday's train.  Coutlee  Walter LeGallis of Canford  was a guest at the Coutlee hotol  this week.  The new slaughter house for  H. S. Cleasby is almost completed.  Sleighing through this section  is excellent at the  present time  You can get the best satisfaction for your money. Local  trains stop thirty minutes for  lunch. We have the name of  keeping one of the best host-  elries along the line.  C. J. Clarence  Manager  Lytton  There is very little snow in  this district and not sufficient  for sleighing. The Lilloett stage  is still using wheels.  the roads being in fine shape.  Things are a little quiet in and  around Coutlee at present though  business seems to be good. The  outlook is for a splendid season  in every department.  A number of residents of this  district disposod of horses during  the past few days to a horse  buyer from the coast.  Some interest is being taken  locally in the approaching minstrel show which will be held  under the auspices of the Merritt  Athletic   Association.  The movement to organize an  agricultural exhibition finds great  favor in this district and it is the  hope of the local community that  the scheme can be successfully  carried through.  We Solicit your patronage  Imperial Bank  Good interest on deposits from one dollar upwards.  Let us open a savings bank account for  you���It is a good way to lay money up  for  a- rainy day.  R. A.   BETHUNE,   Manager  KAMLOOPS  BRANCH  M. L. GRIMMETT  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Nicola ��� Merrill Friday, February 25, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  We are offering" the public special prices  on goods recently purchased at a reduction on  cost. In this line we have something to suit  everyone and we are adding all our winter  underwear. Each and every garment we will  sell at 33 1-3 per cent off the regular mark for  two weeks to clear. This is a genuine reduction sale. Call and get a bargain and be convinced at the old stand.  G. B. Armstrong,  MERRITT,  B.C.  Gateway to the Cariboo . . .  Those who go up into the Cariboo country generally have several hours to spend in Ashcroft and  they always get the best of accomodation at the  Grand Central Hotel  Our rates fit every pocket and our service pleases all.  George Ward9  Proprietor  Ashcroft,  >. c.  Merritt Livery and Feed Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers,  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses.    Express meets  all trains.    Buggies for hire.  A. J. COUTLEE, Prop^  neffittrBrcr  Painting and --Dec6ratiii<  Just give me a trial on that house of yours,  and you will be well satisfied with the results.  PLASTERING A SPECIALTY HANGING WALL PAPER  Will shortly open a new store with full equipment of decorative stock.  r. j. McGregor  Residence Quichena Avenue  Next Eastwood Block  Horse and Cattle Ranches-'  Dairy Farms  Fruit Lands  Improved Agricultural Lands  Timber Limits  Government Land open for  Purchase  Pre-emption  Homestead  WRITB  The Southern B.C. Land & Mines  Merritt, B.C.       -       Nicola, B.C.  Nicola's Popular Hostelry  Splendid accomodation for tourists and travellers  Excellent Cuisine       Hot and Cold Water Baths  Kates are reasonable    Fine Hunting' and Fishing  Guides always at hand'  Stanley Kirby, E^E  Nicola Lake  British Columbia  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B. C.  The choicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand.  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop  CSMKUKZ  s^ms^l.^:- f ;��� ���- Tfi-p n tt  Home of the travelling public.  Everything directed to the best  comfort and convenience of the  guests.  Rates $2.00 a day.  Special inducement to boarders.  GEORGE E. HYGH  MERRITT  PROPRIETOR  BRITISH COLUMBIA 10  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, February 25, 1910  Land Act Notice  KAMLOOPS  DIVISION  OF    YALE1  LAND DISTRICT j  District of Nicola. j  Tahe  notice   that I, Fred Raspberry j  oi  Nicola,   farmer,    intend    to apply|  ioi   permission     to purchase  the  I'ol  lowing    described,   lands:���Commenc  ing   about one mile Easterly  of    th  South-east    corner     of    Lot    1,484,  thence East 80 chains,   thence North  SO  chains,     thence    West   80  chains  thence  South. 80 chains to point    of  commencement.  Dated 10th.  December, 1909.  FRED RASPBERRY.  W. E.   Green,  Agent.  toria, gentleman, intends to apply,  for permission to purchase the following- described lands:���Commencing  at a post planted one mile. North  from the South-west corner of Margaret Leslie's application to purchase; thence running East 80 chains  thence North 80 chains; thence West  80 chains, thence South 80 chains to  point of commencement, and containing 640 acres, more or less.  Dated 30th.  December,  1909.  CONSTANCE HUTCHISON  E.  Todd,  Agent.  ;:80..chains to point of commencement  and containing 640 acres more or  less. j  = Dated 30th.  December,  1909.  KATE MORGAN  E.   Todd,   Agent.  : _o _- .,  tends to .,>.apply for permission to-  purchase the following described  lands:���Commencing at a post planted one".mile" North from the Southwest corner post of Edward Morgan's application to. purchase, thence  running East 80 chains, thence North  80    chains,    thence    West    80 chains  -o-  Land Act Notice  KAMLOOPS  DIVISION   OF  Nicola District  Take   notice    that    Emily    L. Me  Vittie,   wife  of A.  W.    McVittie,     of  Victoria,   B.C.,  intends 7to apply    t  the Chief Commissioner of Lands for  permission to pureahse the foilowin  described    lands:���Commencing    at a  post planted on    Bates    Creek,     an  about  200    yards     West    from .   the  Nicola-Princeton wagon  road;   thenc  running  80 chains  South, thence    8  chains West,  thence 80 chains North  thence 80 chains East   to    point    o  commencement,    and-   containing  64  acres,   more  or less.  Dated December 7th.  1909.  EMILY L. McVITTIE   -  E.  Todd,  Agent.   o   Land Act Notice  NICOLA DISTRICT  Notice is hereby given that I intend to apply to the Assistant Com  missioner of Lands for a licence ��� to  prospect for coal and petroleum on  and under the following described  lands:���  No.    3.     Commencing     at     a pos  planted  about \\   miles    from Otter  Creek,   in   a Northerly    direction    of  Lot 903,    being    "M.L.G., N.E.  corner post";    thence    West'   80 chains  chains,     East    80   chains,  of corn-  Land Act Notice  YALE DIVISION OF YALE LAND  DISTRICT  ���       District  oi Y7ale.  Take  notice   that   I, T. V.   Curtin,  oi  Merritt,  B.   C, physician,    intend  to   apply for  permission to   purchase  the following described   lands:���Commencing  at  a post  planted about 4.0  chains  in a Northerly   direction from  Y ALE i the North-west    corner." post of Lot  I 306;  thence North 40 chains,    thence  West  40 chains,     thence     South    40  chains, thence    East    40    chains    to  point  of   commencement.  Dated December 22iid. 1909.   '  THOMAS VANSTON CURTIN  Land Act Notice  KAMLOOPS DIVISION    OF YALE^thencc  South 80 chains to point    of  -o-  South  80  North  80  chains     to    point  mencement.  Dated 1st  M.=  Land Act Notice  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  . District of Yrale.  Take notice that Mildred Green,  wife of William E. Green, of Vancouver, contractor, intends- to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands:���Commencing  at a post planted one 'mile South  from the North-east corner post o  Ethel M. King's application to' purchase; thence running South 80  chains, thence West 80 chains, thence  North 80 chains, thence East 80  chains to point of commencement,  and containing 640 acres, more or  less. . . . .        ���_". ��  .Dated 28th. December,   1909.  MILDRED  GREEN  E. Todd,'.-Agent.'''  December, 1909.  -L_GJR.IM1IJET3:.  A.  B. Roberts,  Agent.   o   Take  Vittie,  intends  Mc-  Land Act Notice  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  District of Yale,  notice that Charles C.  oi Toronto, Ontario, clerk  to apply for permission to  purchase the following described  lands:���Commencing at a post planted at the North-east corner of Emily  L. McVittie'.s application to purchase; thence running W7est 80 chains  thence North 80 chains, thence East  80 chains, thence South 80 chains  to the point of commencement, and  containing 640 acres, more or less.  Date-?. December 28th. 1909.  CHARLES C. McVITTIE  E.  Todd, Agent.   o ���  Land Act Notice  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  District of Yale.  Take notice that Constance Hutchison, wife of John Hutchison, of Vic-  ���   : ��� O���������  ���    ,   ���   ,  Land Act Notice  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  District  of  YTale.  Take notice that W7illiam A. Ward  of Vancouver,   commission agent,  in  tends to  apply    for    permission    to  purchase    the      following    described  lands:���Commencing at a post plant-  cd=one=mile=Soivth=froni=_the_==__No_r_th____  east corner post of   Mildred  Green's  application to purchase,  thence running. South 80 chains,  thence West 80  chains,     thence      North    80    chains,  thence East.  80 chains    to the point  of   commencement,     and    containing  640  acres, more or less.  Dated 28th.  December,  1909.  WILLIAM A. WARD.  E. Todd, Agent   o   [Land Act Notice  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  District  of  Yale.  Take  notice  that    Kate    Morgan,,  wife of  James  C. Morgan,   of Toronto,  Ontario,  inspector of schools, intends   to   apply   for    permission    to  purchase     the    following      described  lands:���Commencing at a post planted on the North bank of Tulie Lake,  and being about  80 chains  East    of  the One-mile Trail from Aspen Grove  to    Princeton;     thence    running    80  chains; East, thence North 80 chains,  thence West 80 chains,   thence South  Nicola District  Take notice that Hilda M. King,  spinster of Montreal, intends to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands for permission to purchase the  following' described lands:��� Commencing at a post planted one mile  South of Leroy S. Cokely's location  post, on the Nicola Princeton Road,  thence South 80 chains, West 80  chains, North 80 chains, and Eas  80 chains to point of commencement  containing 640 acres, more or less.  Dated December  7th. 1909. ,  HILDA M. KING.  '       E.  Todd, Agent.  _____ 0 _  Land Act Notice  District of Nicola.  Take   notice  that I,  James    Stewart,   oi    Vancouver,,    gentleman,   intend to    apply to    the   Hon.     Chief  Commissioner of Lands    for permission   to purchase    the  following  des  cribed  lands:���Commencing at  a pos  planted  about 20    chains   North    of  the  South-east    corner    of Pre. 776;  thence - running     60      chains'    East  thence 60  chains North, .  thence    60  chains West, thence 60 chains  South  to point  of commencement, and con  taining  320  acres, more, or less.  Dated December 21st.  1909.  JAMES  STEWART.  J. S. Morgan, Agent.  ��� o ��� ���  Land Act Notice  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  District of Y'ale.  Take notice that   Margaret Leslie  of Prescott, Ontario, widow, intends  to   apply for  permission  to purchase  the following described lands:���rCom-  mencing   at  a'post .planted  one mile  North from  the    South-west    come  oi Gladys Morgan's    application    to  purchase,  thence    running   East    80  chains,     thence      North    80    chains,  thence Wrest 80 chains,  thence  South  80 chains to point of commencement  and containing 640 acres,    more    or  less.  Dated  30th. December,  1909.  MARGARET LESLIE.  E. Todd. Agent.  commencement,   and   containing     640  acres,  more  or less.  Dated 30th. December, 1909.  GLADYS MORGAN-  E.  Todd,  Agent.  -o-  Land Act Notice  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  District of Y'ale.  Take  notice that William E. Green  of  Vancouver,  contractor,  intends reapply for permission to. purchase the  following described lands:���-Commencing    at a    post    planted    one    mile  South   from    the North-east    corner-  post  of Hilda  M. King's  application,  to purchase;    thence    running South  80 chains,     thence   .West.    80 chains,  thence North 80 chains,  thence East  80 chains to point of commencement  and  containing 640 acres,    more    or  less..     :  Dated 28th.  December,  1909.  WILLIAM E. GREEN.  E.  Todd,  Agent.  -o-  Land Act Notice  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  District of Yale.  Take   notice  that    Ethel M. King,  . ox Montreal,     Quebec,    spinster,    in-  ! tends    to apply    for    permission   to  j purchase     the     following      described  I lands:���Commencing at a post plant-  i cd one    mile    West   from the North-  ��� east corner post of Hilda M. King's  ! application   to purchase,   thence  ru.i-  ' ning   South  80   chains,     thence West  80  chains,    thence   North 80  chains,  thence   East  80 chains     to point    of  commencement,  and    containing    640  acres, more or less.  Dated 28th.  December, 1909.  ETHEL M. KING.  & E.  Todd,  Agent.  :,r^.- ���O- _'  Land Act Notice  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT ;  District of Yale.  Take notice that James C. Morgan, oi Toronto, Ontario, inspector  of schools, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  described  lands:���Commencing  at     a  -o-  Land Act Notice  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  District of Yale.  Take notice that Sarah E. Roberts,  of Nicola, widow, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands:���Commencing  at a post planted one mile South  from the North-east corner post ol  William E. Green's application to  purchase, thence running South 80  chains, -thence West 80 chains, thence  North 80 chains, thence East 80  chains to point ��f commencement,  and containing 640 acres, more or  less.  Dated 28th. December 1909.  SARAH E. ROBERTS.  "  E. Todd, Agent.  . o ���  .'  Land Act Notice  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  District  of Yale.  | post ������ planted-atT~the  North-east'^cOT^  j'ner   of Ethel M.  King's    application  I to purchase,  thence running West  80  j chains,     thence     North    80    chains,  thence East 80 chains,  thence South'  80 chains to point of commencement  and  containing  640 acres, more      or  less.  Dated 28th.  December, 1909.  JAMES  C. MORGAN  E.  Todd, Agent.  -o-  Land Act Notice  KAMLOOPS  DIVISION  OF  YALE.  Nicola District.  Take notice that Leroy S.  Cokely,  of Medicine Hat, Alberta, surveyor's  apprentice, intends to apply    to    the  Chief   Commissioner     of -Lands    for  permission to purchase the following  described   lands:���Commencing at    a  post     planted     one    mile     South of  EmilyL.  McVittie's location post on  Nicola-Princeton road;    thence runn-  Take  notice that    Gladys Morgan,   ing  South 80 chains,  thence West 80  of Toronto,    Ontario,    spinster,    in-, chains, thence North 80 chains thence *r  Friday, February 25, 1910  East* 80 chains to point of commence  ment, and containing 640 acres j more  or less.  Dated December 7th. 1909.  LEROY S.  COKELY.  E.  Todd, Agent,  ___ o   LandAct Notice  Take notice that ,I, J. S. Morgan,  oi Merritt, engineer, intend to apply  to the Chief Commissioner of Lands  for permission to purchase the following described lands:���Commencing  at a post planted at the North-west  corner, known as Lot 151: thence  running 40 chains East, thence 40  chains South, "thence 40 chains West,  thence 40 chains North to point of  commencement, and containing 160  acres more or less.  Dated  January 12th. 1910.  J.  S. MORGAN.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  11  -o-  Land Act Notice  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  District  of Yale.  Take notice that Leroy S. Cokely,  of Medicine Hat, Alberta,  surveyor's  apprentice,   intends  to apply for per  mission    to purchase    the    following  described   lands:-���Commencing at  post planted one mile    South    from  the North-east corner post of Emily  L.  McVittie's    application    to    pur  chase;     thence    running    80    chains,  South, thence 80 chains West, thence  North    80 chains,    thence    East    80  chains  to point     of    commencement  and   containing   640   acres,   more    or  less.  Dated 28th.  December, 1909.  LEROY S. COKELY.  E.  Todd, Agent.  Land Act Notice  KAMLOOPS  DIVISION    OF  YALE  LAND DISTRICT  District   of  Nicola  Take notice that I, William Ogilvie  of  Vancouver,   solicitor,     intend    to  apply to    the    Hon.    Chief Commissioner  oi Lands  for    permission  purchase    the     following     described  lands:���Commencing   at a post plant  ed at the  South-east    corner of Lot  776; thence running South 40 chains,  thence  40    chains    East,    thence  40  chains  North, thence 40 chains West  to  point  oi commencement,   and containing 160 acres rnore or less*  Dated December 21st. 1909.  WILLIAM OGILVIE  J.   S.  Morgan, Agent  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Work for permission to purchase the  following described lands:���Commencing at a post planted at the north-east  corner of Lot 537, thence running west  60 chains, thence north 12 chains to  southern boundary of Indian Reserve,  thence east along boundary of Indian  Reserve to the Nicola _ River, thence  following the Nicola River in a south-  ery direction to the north-west, corner  of Lot 534, thence south three chains to  point of commencement containing 75  acres more or less and described as Lot  177.  Kamloops Division of Yale, Nicola  ADOLPHUS FYALL  Dated February 7th, 1910.  . _o   Land Act Notice  Take notice that I, Edgar Newton  Brown, of Vancouver, lawyer, intend  to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:���Commencing at a post planted about haif a mile  south-west 6f Newkirk's Pre-emption  No. 776; thence running 40 chains east,  160 chains south, 40 chains west, 160  chains north to ��point of commencement, and containing 640 acres, more  or less.  EDGAR NEWTON BROWN  J. S. Morgan, Agent  Dated 9th November, 1910.  Land Act Notice  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Emmet Todd, of  Tulameen, occupation miner, intends to  aPPly for permission to purchase the  following described lands:���Commencing at a post planted 3-4 mile above  Rabbet's lower ranch, on the west bank  of Tulameen River, thence 60 chains  north, 20 chains west, 60'chains south,  20 chains east to commencement.  EMMETT TODD  Dated Jan. 26, 1910   o   Land Act Notice  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  District of Yale.  Tak notice f hat I, Mary Ethel Thynne,  of Otter Valley, rancher, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the  following descrided lands:���Commencing at a post planted at the south-west  corner of Lot 68; thence north 40 chains;  thence west five chains; thence south  40 chains; thence east five chains to  point of commencement.  MARY ETHEL THYNNE  Dated 22nd November, 1909.  Land Act Notice  Take notice that I, Thomas A. Flynn,  of Merritt, B.C., occupation farmer,  intends to apply for permission to pur^  chase the following described lands.  Commencing at a post at the. southeast corner of lot 122, thence south 24  chains to the Coldwater river, thence  north 24 chains to the southwest corner  of lot 122. thence east 24 chains to point  of commencement, comprising 12 acres  more or less.  THOMAS A. FLYNN  Dated Feb. 4th, 1910.  -o-  Land Act Notice  "       "NrCOOrDISTRTCT-  Notice is hereby given that  , Land Act Notice  \�� KAMLOOPS   DIVISION   OF YALE  LAND DISTRICT  District of Nicola.  Take notice that I,   Laura  R.   Mar-  shak,   of Vancouver,   married   woman,  intends to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner   of   Lands    for    permission  to  purchase   the   following   described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted  about one-half mile southwest of Lot  776;  thence   running  40   chains   south;  thence 40 chains east; thence 40 chains  north; thence 40 chains west  to  point  of commencement, and containing 160  acres more__or less.  TAX NOTICE  Nicola Assessment District  Notice is hereby given, in accordance  with the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tax, and all assessed taxes, and  Income Tax assessed and levied under  the "Assessment Act" and amendments  thereto, are due and payable for the  year 1910.  All taxes collectable for the Nicola  Assessment District are due and payable at the Covernment Office at Nicola.  This notice in" terms of Law, is equivalent to a personal by me upon all persons liable for taxes.  W. N. ROLFE  Deputy Assessor and Collector  Dated at Nicola. B.C. this 7th day of  January, A.D. 1910.  Coal    Coal:   Coal  The Goal,Hill Syndicate  is in a position td* |'.  quote you     \ . . I  LOWEST PRICES  on any quantity of their  now famous product.  Our mine is run free of  rock and slate and this  results in splendid furn-  ace fuel.  LUMP  DOMESTIC  is the finest household  coal to be had and it is  delivered in Merritt -for  $10.00 per 2 Ton Lots  Cash with order     Prompt delivery  Jos. Graham, vpfgr.  P.O.Box  17 Merritt, B.C.  Railway Commission Coming  The board of Railway Comis-  sioners for Canada will visit Vancouver early in April according  to advices received in that city  this week.  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets, -.:  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  Agent  for Mendelsohn  and  Heintzman Pianos.  I in  tend to apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands for a licence to  prospect for coal and petroleum o  and under the following described  lands:���  No. 3. Commencing1 at a point two  miles North of E. Todd's No. 3 location post, being "G.R.B., N.W. corner"; thence South 80 chains, East  80 chains, North 80 chains, West 80  chains to tho point of commence  ment.  Dated 1st December, 1909.  G..R: BATES.  E.  Todd,  Agent..,���  Land Act Notice  KAMLOOPS  DIVISION  OF   YALE  LAND DISTRICT  NICOLA DISTRICT  Take notice that I.  Adolphus Fyall,  of Merritt, B. C, occupation salesman,  intend 60  days from date to   apply  to  LAURA R. MARSHALL  J. S. Morgan, Agent  Dated December 21st, 1909  MERRITT BOARD OF TRADE  A   meeting   of   the     Merritt  N. J. BARW1CK  Nicola  Merritt  Land Act Notice  KAMLOOPS   DIVISION   OF YALE  DISTRICT  District  of Nicola.-  Take notice that   I,   Edgar  Newton  Brown, of Vancouver, lawyer, intends  to apply  to   the  Hon.   Chief Commissioner of Lands for permission to purchase the following described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted at the  northeast corner and one half mile distance in  a southerly direction of pre-  ley; thence running east 80 chains;  thence south 80 chains;.thence west 80  chains; thence north 80 chains to point  of commencement, and containing 640  acres, more or less.       V  EDGAR NEWTON BROWN  Wm. F. Gibson, Agent  Dated December 21th, 1909  BoardlTf=Trade wiirbeTelH^^at  the Coldwater on the evening of  Thursday, March 3rd. A full  attendance is requested  When in  NICOLA  It makes a big difference as to just how  call at the  Commercial  Hotel  for  a  good   square meal.    Best  accomodation and comtort  of  you shoe a horse.    In the line of  ENERAL  BLACHSMiTHING  '-.OR  -  - .;:.���������.���;.;;..-,    HORSESHOEING  I can give you the best of satisfaction.  Have an expert of thirty years' exper  ience with me.    Give me a trial.  Albert Wilson  Merritt,   B. C.  Rate $1.50 per day  A. R. CARRINGTON & CO.  GENERAL MERCHANT  Our prices are right   Full stock in all departments.  ��� ���   - Nicola's Oldest Store  A. R. CARRINGTON & CO>-  -T,'vv*. '.'_���-  fy 12  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, February 25,1916  ���_.";��:��� '"��� r: T  E are now in our spacious and up-to-date store, and wish to  extend to you a cordial invitation to call antl inspect bur new  store and newand well assorted stock.  5Ye are showing a splendid range of Ladies? and CMdren*s  Goods, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes and Fari# Goods, ako Men's  and Boy's Furnishings and we can supply yc^ y��^X^oc&ne&  are No. 1 quality.    Always fresh.  We guarantee every article.  MaNIIRF.rTURERS AND SHIPPERS OF  NICOLA VALLEY GOAL  The Premier Coal of British Columbia  Agencies at  Vancouver,   Kamloops,    Vernon,  Kelowna, Revelstoke, and  Nelson  Head Office: VANCOUVER, B.C.  Mines: MIDDLESBORO, B.C.  I   !  i   I

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