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 V1"  *ri .i  . ��� :'  *���-:  <-J.  *, -.-  <r\  ft  ���&  Vol. 1, No   14  MERRITl  [\ B. C. MAY 20, 1910  ...        -.. ���  Price 5 Cents  Daily Mail  Service Goes Into Effect on  JLflO.CStl %*s�� ST&  R. Branch  ���>  Turnover in Local Realty  During Week   ��� ���- - : . . >^~t^ -   ��� . -     A .   ^ -...--.*           .,_���..-     '__     .  . -  Represents $75,000  Bank of Montreal Has Invested  In a Double Corner Lot in Merritt  & ?���  Financial   Institution   Makes  Important Buy and Will  Erect Building  Merritt is booming as it never boomed before. It is not one of those temporal booms with which is associated  "ultimate financial distress but it is one  of those permanent movements # of  progress on which is builded a substantial and resourceful future. The very  fact that the turn oyer- in local realty  during the past week represents $75,000  is in itself sufficient evidence of . the  /fullness of this prosperity. Merritt is  destined to be an important centre  commercially and industrially and the  widespread interest that obtains in for-  'ieign circles shows that this future is  appreciated in a large measure.���Ed.  l\.  u  if  ��� -Real estate in and around Merritt is' becoming unusually active  ?^hd: seyeral'limp.ortan  liave been consumated during the  'past few days are harbingers  of  a   season of  great possibilities  ^in financial;and   realty  circles.  Foreign money  is  largely  interested in a number of the deals  and it is now assured that the  local realty market is attracting  the attention of outside investors.  It is only during the  past week  or so that several city lots have  been disposed of to  outside par-  ���- ties and the large number of enquiries   reaching the offices  of  the various brokers in Merritt is  evidence of the healthy interest  that is being aroused.  The  Blair townsite which . is  "~ beihg'handled- b3^the~Southerff  B.C. -Lands and Mines is  practically all sold arid this; district  promises to be important from a  residential point.    The Diamond  Vale Supply Co. has  recorded a  large number of. sales and , many  of the lots that were  sold have  since been turned over at material advance on the original figure.  As an earnest of the  increasing  value of local real estate it is  well to mention that one  of the  most important double corners in  the business district of the town  is being, sought and the vendors  are asking no less than,$3,000.  The Nicola Valley Investment  and Land Co. Ltd. is. turning  over a number of good deals.  Several ranch properties through  the district are. being negotiated  and it is not unlikely that they  will go to outside investors. In  city property this company is also  experiencing an active season.  There promises to be renewed  interest in the course of a few  days when the Conklin estate  will go on the market.  Bank Buys Property  One of the most important  real estate deals that has been  consummated in Merritt for some  time was put through this week  and as- a result of which the  Bank of -Montreal becomes owner  ���t>f^the^  "   .      - ;'  ��� - 'Continued on page 13 . - "    .  Whole British Empire Mourned  As Dead King Was Laid at Rest  Smelter Man  Likes Local Field  DAILY MAIL SERVICE  Nicola Valley Has Come Into Its Own at  Last  and People Are Happy  A-daily mail service went into  effect on the local branch of the  Canadian Pacific railwav last  Monday. Business men and the  general public will now have the  advantages of a system that  should have been in operation  long since. The persistent efforts  of the Nicola Valley board of  trade and other bodies have been  responsible for the accomplishment of this satisfactory end.  -Earlierin-the-siea^oir^wherTtlie"  daily train service was installed  the government granted additional mail privileges giving four  mails out and four mails .into the  valley every week. But the  good people of Nicola valley  were not satisfied with that and  the officers of the board of trade  have been in constant communication with the authorities at  Ottawa and with gratifying results.  The announcement of the  daily mail service reached the  office of H. H.J Matthews, secretary of th e Nicola Valley Board  of Trade last Friday night and  Assistant Postmaster G. M.  Gemmill was advised to the same  effect Monday night.  Says There is a Great Future  Before Nicola Mines  J. C. Turnbull of the Canadian  Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co. at Trail has been in this  district for the past few days inspecting certain of the local properties. He is most favorably  impressed with the situation  both as affecting coal and copper  and it is not unlikely that the  large corporation of which he is  the representative, will take over  properties for the purpose of operation..  The coal mines at Middlesboro  as. well as the .Diamond. Vale  properties' were inspected 'rand;  on Wednesday " Mr. Turnbull  examined the I. X. L. group of  copper claims at Ten Mile creek.  The announcement that the  Nicola Valley Coal and Coke Co.  would -install-furnaces for the  irianufacture of coke interested  Mr.. Turnbull. "There is certainly a great market in the  boundary country both for coal  and coke" twas his encouraging  statement.  Asked as to the local situation  Mr. Turnbull said that he was  confident that there was. a wonderful, future before the mining  industry - throughout - the Nicola  valley. " You. have the- - ore if  means could be devised for. refining it, , though I have no  doubt   the    promised ^  railway  4--_.��-_ **. __t^% _-_-wJ-��-_ 4-t _-_���_-_      '      -r o m 114���1 ao  -yviii-  largely solve the problem.''''  THE FALL FAIR  At a meeting of the directors  of the fall fair association last  night two applications were considered for the office of permanent secretary, those of Thos.  Priest of Nicola and G. F, Ransom of Merritt. The. appointment was deferred.  The prize lists were thoroughly  reviewed and theprize money will  ' amount to almost one thousand  dollars with all glasses represented. The resolution authorizing the holding of. the exhibition in Merritt. was rescinded  and a site convenient to the  valley as a whole will be selected.  Remarkable    Demonstration  in Old London as Funeral  Cortege  Passes  London,    Eng.,    May .20.   (Special   to   the  News) The  largest empire that the world  has yet known wept at the bier  of a beloved monarch today. The  whole nation was plunged in  mourning as the last remains of  the grandest sovereign known to  modern times were laid at rest  beside those of his fathers.  Cathedral bells tolled a last  tribute, public buildings were  wreathed in emblems of mourning, ' suspension of business silently told of love and esteem for  the .dead.. King, while on -every  hand there Were tokens of sorrow  and sympathy as the funeral  cortege, the largest ever -witnessed in old London, wended its  way through the city, streets to,  Paddington station. There was  a remarkable demonstration. on  Tuesday when the remains were,  taken from Buckingham palace  to Westmisnster Hall where- a  funeral, service was conducted by "  the Arcbishop of Canterbury; as-  issted. by Canon Wilberforce.; -  The coffin was borne through  the city streets both today "and  Tuesday on a gun carriage. The  atalfaque was covered with  black aild" purple draperies surmounted by the crown and sceptre  _of-England_and_surr_oim_de_d_by__  draped English flags. The funeral cortege passed through- an  avenue of humanity held back  by thousands of soldiers. Alexandra of Denmark, the Queen  mother, widow of King Edward,  rode in the first carriage accompanied by her mother and the  Dowager Empress of Russia.  King Georg V and members of  the royal household followed.  Then came the officials of the  army council, members of the  army headquarters staff, , the  board of admirals, field marshals  and admirals.  Altogether thirty two countries  were represented in the royal  funeral including eight kings and  emperors,   four   ruling   princes,  Continued on page 4  : ' :.' J^ ���::' :. . ��v-:^_^*___.?_"I  77707��?$i��l  yyyy^y^  :.?v '.'-���''.^v^vs-^.*.-']  .'.'-.*..pV^< .'..���Vf|  _j.i.>;.--1.1  W7'M\  ���?:������'��:  '. ���������..��� ^_;  ���:..-.��� ��y.  ���f,',-*..S'.l  ... _*.; .;.'-^-T  1   il  y$\  ���'.j,-. ii.. -l!i.i'.'..u-'i-jui.Li |ihii'..l_ij.imii'.ii'.l-_ijiwuajnnnmiiiniiLJ-i THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May 20, 1910  New Coldwater Formally OfJe:^  ���Song and Story at Banquet Board  The new Coldwater hotel, Mer-  ritt's fine new hostelry, was formally dedicated to the trade on  Monday evening when Mine Host  Mclntyre entertained the prominent business men of the town  as well as a number from outside  points at a magnificent banquet.  Speech, song and story flowed as  freely as wine and blended into  one harmonious whole, that  meant the full of enjoyment for  the many guests who were present around the festive board.  It must have gladdened the  heart of Mr. Mclntyre as well as  his estimable wife  to hear the  enjoyed and songs by S. L. Smith  G. Brash, Frank Steel, Dr. Tutill,  Mrs. Mclntyre and G. F. Ransom  and recitations by Frank Bailey  and S. N: Dancey as well as violin  numbers by J. A. McNeill furnished the specialties.  The toast list best tells the  story of the speeches of the  evening. It included "The  King" in the introduction of  which Mr. Armstrong referred  feelingly to the death of King  Edward, "The Governor General," " Our Host and Hostess"  by A. S. Bennett, Wm. Mclntyre  and S. N. Dancey, "Our Home  NEW COLDWATER HOTEL,   MERRITT, B.   C.  many kind things that were said  and to witness the enthusiastic  demonstration of pleasure and  appreciation that has greeted the  advent of this magnificent new  hotel into the business life of the  town. As one of the speakers  remarked ' 'it will be a magnet in  drawing people into Merritt and  in holding them here when they  come." The hotel would assur-  :  edly do credit to a town much  - Inw/vnw   flion    TVI* _a *�����*��! f- +   Qn_l     l+O      rM��_rk���  -7���laigci��� cxicixx   iucrx-i xjxi <Xm.x\a.���__ u__�������_rx v/  tentious appearance and luxur-  ; ious equipment stamp it as one  of   the    finest   in    the    upper  country.  Upwards of thirty sat down to  the banquet and an excellent  spread it was. Everything was  so cheerful���the tastefully decorated dining hall, the enthusiasm of the moment and the  music of the Nicola Valley orchestra���and the evening was  carried through with a swing  that spelled success.  G. B. Armstrong filled, the  toastinaster's office most creditably and on his right and left  were seated two of the pioneer  fathers, William Voght and  James Chapman. The music of  the   orchestra  was  thoroughly  Town" by S. L. Smith and William .Voght, "Our Trade and  Commerce" by I. Eastwood,  "The Medical Profession" by  Drs. T. V. Curtin and G. H.  Tutill, "The Ladies" by A.  Jackson and G. M. Gemmill,  "Our Guests " by G. F. Ransom  and James Chapman, "Sport of  Merritt" by R. L. Thomas and  W. H. Richardson, "The Coal  Industry" by D. L. Munro and;  S._N���Dancey The_proceedings  were brought to a close with the  National Anthem an$ AuldLang  Syne with three hearty cheers  and a tiger for Mr. and Mrs.  Mclntyre.  Amongst those seated at the  tables were James Simpson, R.  P. Baker, W. H. Richardson, G.  M. Gemmill, Geo. F. Ransom, A.  A. L. Dingee, A. Little, F. Lud-  stron, H. Priest, Max Berger.  Nelson ; R. L. Thomas, F. Lind-  strom* J. E. McNeill, Frank  Bailey, M.E., D. L Munro, J. R.  Campbell; and C. E. Wardle, ���  Princeton; Robt. Neely, Chip-  pawa Falls, Wis.; Wm. Mclntyre  B. Olsen, \W7 H. Harmon, A.! S^  Bennett, P. McLean, G. . B)  Tandy; G.R:Revellee, W^Sch^  mock, Gl'Brash, T>m Curtin,1 M.  D., S. L. Smith, S. N. Dancey,  A. Jackson, W. Voght, G. B.  Armstrong, James Chapman, G.  H. Tutill, M.D. and I. Eastwood.  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.  GE.OM.G..E ����� HYGri  MERRITT  PROPRIETOR  BRITISH COLUMBIA  Merritt Livery and Peed 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.,  Merritt, B. C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA,     C.  The choicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., .always on hand.  Fresh Fish,  Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  Remember You  Want  the  ii.  The Fraser Valley Nurseries are  amongst the oldest and best established  in the province.  Hundreds of fruit growers can  testify to the splendid value of the trees  they purchased from us.  Good value with reasonable prices  form a good combination. Get your  orders in now.  ycy-7 &  ���\-S;       ������*. ! - '  f YV  .<:. '���_.  Local Representative :     F. G. Moore, Lytton, B. G.  Mr. Moore will be in Nicola valley in a few days, Friday, May 20, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  M"  I  _.y  _.'  I  f(i  �����  m  b  I.  ��� ft  w  i  t  I  I  Provincial News  The Summerland hotel has  heen granted fire, light and  "water.  Fire completely destroyed the  Bawkdale dairy at Kelowna last  ^sveek.  A cyanide mill will  be erected  &t the Indian Empire mine near j  Paulsen.    y  The prospects for a good fruit  crop in the Okanagan are the  best ever known.  J. Cran, manager of the Bank  of British North America at  Ashcroft, is retiring.  ��� S. Oliver of Greenwood has  been appointed fire warden for  the Greenwood district.  A four-year contract has been  let to a Quesnel firm for.the conveyance of mail to and from  Fraser Lake.  Several properties on Bridge  river are to be worked this season on a larger scale and prospects throughout the Lillooet  district are exceptionally bright.  There is a concensus of opinion  ���at Summerland that the electric  light system of that town should  be extended to meet the growing  requirements of the district.  Six camps have been located  between Princeton and Tulameen, and construction work on  the V. V. & E. between these  points is in full swing.  The Penticton cannery will not  be operated this season, owing  to the inability of the old and  new stockholders to arrive at a  mutual understanding.  Thomas Abriel has bought the  Ymir Herald plant and will start  a paper at Nakusp. It is sixteen  years since a paper was published  in that town.  Kamloops, Errderby and Victoria all last season is being reopened,  have been withdrawn because of  the King's death.  Justice W. A. Galliher is building a $20,000 residence in Victoria.  The Fort George Tribune says  that it is a blessing that wild  geese are plentiful near that  town, for the inhabitants thereof can now obtain some change  for canned goods.  About -twelve    inches    of   a  The shaft house at Le Roi No.  2 mine at Rossland was,destroyed  by fire the loss being $10,000.  Alexander Gilmore one of the  best known pioneers of the province died at Victoria last week.  At one time he was in business  in Yale and also owned considerable land in and around Vernon.  Forsgren, a young Swede, fell  under a moving train at North  Bend and terribly mangled. He  died shortly afterwards.  F. Augustus Heinz was acquitted of the charge of misapplying the funds of the Mercan-  stringer carrying lead carbonate tile National bank while he   was  -_. _  l _i_"i__**i i   ��� ��������  was struck in the tunnel of the  Argo mine, near Greenwood,  last week. The ore from it will  assay $75 to the ton in gold,  silver and lead values.  About seven gangs are hard at  work repairing and making roads  in the vicinity of Quesnel and  Fort George and other parties  will soon leave on the construction of the new road between  Quesnel and Quesnel Forks.  Victoria  day   celebrations   at  presdent and the big copper king  is free.  Investigation has been initiated  at Victoria with a view to selecting a site near Phoenix for a  district isolation hospital for the  joint use of Phoenix, Grand  Forks, Greenwood and Mother  Lode.  New premises are being erected for the Alberni Pioneer News.  The Alberni Packing Co. at  Uchucklesat, which   was closed.  The publication of a map by a  firm of real estate agents of Port  Alberni upon which the situation  of the old town of A'berni is ignored has incensed the people  of the latter place who have determined to inaugurate an active  publicity campaign and issue a  correct map.  Granby Smelter is now making  copper at the rate of 30,000,000.  pounds per annum.  Twenty seven thousand, six  hundred and seventy-five tons  were treated in the Granby  Smelter last week. Eight furnaces were in operation.  The Revelstoke shops of the  C. P, R. will be immediately enr  larged and improved to accomodate five hundred employees.  McVittie & Cokely  Dominion and Provincial  Land Surveyors  Irrigation   Work  a  Specialty.  Office over. Bank of Montreal.  Merritt, B. C.  A. W. McVITTIE  D.L.S., B.C.L.S.  h. S. COKELY  D.L.S.* B.C.L.S*  Acre and half acre blocks at Merritt at today's prices  will prove profliable buying. Only a limited number  to sell.    Prices and full particulars fr^  _,       < "w    ,_A**"  *"     t   *-% *  '���O  V*- CI  t i  ������ ���_ j  ��P*^.  ii mi ii.ii ....i.ry.iiu. iji,r ���._i_i._. ijijuMi i'.__��M��iaii_.��_Bu��_j_&iiiu.jme_ THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May 20, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance.  Six months $1.00  EDITOR - -"- *     S. N. DANCEY  One dollar per inch per month fer regula advertising. Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.    $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified   advertising   10 words for   25   cents.  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract advertising.  Address ,,  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt. B.C.  lers and the healthy activity  in  every   department   of   industry  throughout the district tells  in  language more convinci g  than  words of the process  of growth  and development that is  now in  operation.    We should spare  no  effort to promote  this  development for opportunity is most assuredly knocking at the door of  the Nicola valley today.     It devolves upon us as true and loyal  citizens to  improve  that opportunity.  The line to Kamloops was out of  commission for. over one week  because of the wires.being down  the other side of McLeod's.  There is no reason why the  necessary repairs could not have  been executed in a few hours'  time for the disorganization of  the service has been the source  of much dissatisfaction.  NOTICE  STILL WE GROW  With the first issue in June the  Nicola Valley News will appear  in new dress. We have decided  in view of the growth of our  business to adopt the standard  size of newspaper and will issue  in that form commencing June 3.  Our advertising patronage continues to increase and the ever  enlarging field for news effort  has made this change imperative.  The News will then be the largest  paper in'the interior of British  Columbia, possibly with the exception of the Vernon News, and  we propose to materially improve  our service so as to maintain the  best of satisfaction in every department.  With eight pages standard size  every week full of good, bright  news, its pages bearing $he impress of a generous advertising  patronage, The News will be one  of the best mediums amongst  the rural press of the province.  The splendid encouragement that  we have received on all sides has  made it possible for us to provide  this increased service. We will  endeavor to merit a continuance  of this confidence and esteem  and towards that end we will use  bur best thought and efforts,^for-  the maintenance of a paper that  will be a distinct credit and an  appreciated asset to Nicola valley  as a whole.  ; The complimentary  press notices that we have  already  re-  ���ceivedas-well-as-the_unusually  numerous comments that are  taken from our columns from  week to week by the different  papers of the province are convincing that in some measure our  efforts are meeting with approval. As one Vancouver man remarked the other day after a  tour of the province, " The News  is the best advertisement that  Merritt and the Nicola valley  has."      __________  The wonderful activity in the  local real- estate market can  reasonably be accepted as the  harbinger of an unusually prosperous year. Merritt and Nicola  valley seem to be a mecca beckoning outside investors and sett-  The decision of the postoffice  department at Ottawa to grant a  daily mail service to Nicola valley  will meet with warm approval in  all circles. For months there has  been an agitation to secure this  service and even when the daily  train was installed on. the local  branch the postoffice authorities  would only grant a four-days-a-  y week -mail. But now we have  received what we have sought  and what was so urgently needed, thanks to the Nicola valley  Board of Trade arid other public  bodies.  It must be. gladdening to the  hearts of the British people to  note the universal sorrow that  obtains through the death of  King Edward VII. There is no  power that has not sent a. kindly  note of sympathy and condolence  and in many instances some of  the foreign courts have appointed seasons of mourning. No  monarch known to modern times  was more widely honored, and  respected and England's loss in  his death is an irreparable one.  Now that the season- is well  advanced the residents of Mer-.  ritt should soon again . take up  the matter of. incorporation. The  question was shelved six months  ago and the time has almost matured when it should be again  taken up. There are certain problems that confront the community that can never be suc-  cessfully solved until we secure  incorporation. One of the first  laws that should find its way to  the statute books should be one  regulating the class of buildings.  There are too many shacks going up and a building bylaw  would serve to secure a better  class of buildings for the town  and thus promote its standing in  every department.  The system in operation in the  government telephone service  through this district is anything  but satisfactory. There seems  to be a spirit of indifference pervading the entire service that is  distasteful to the public. Much  dilatoriness is a cause of considerable inconvenience   as well.  It is commendable   that   the  press throughout the length and  breadth of Canada has lent its  kindly sympathies  to  the movement to preserve  May  8th   as  Mother's   Day.     The   day   was  observed  for the  first time   in  London last year  and has since  been largely discussed throughout Canada.    It is a worthy tribute to a worthy personality that  we   should   preserve   this   day.  Particularly through the western  land where  there  are  so  many  young men  away   from   home,  perhaps thousands of miles from  the  scenes   of   their childhood,  should there be an  institution to  perpetuate the love and memory  of one who was all in all to every  man of us. What name is sweeter  than  that  of   "mother" and to  whom do we owe a greater debt.  NOTICE is hereby given that sitting s of the  Supreme Court for the transaction of the business  of Courts of Assize add Nisi Prius, and of Oyer  and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, will bc  held in the Court House at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, at the places and on the dates following,,  namely:��� -  City of Vancouver, 2nd May, 1910.   Criminal.  City of Nelson, 3rd May,  1910.    Civil andcrim  inal.  City of Victoria, 10th  May,  1910.     Criminal.  City of Kamloops,  10th  May,  1910.   Civil and  criminal.  City of Greenwood,  12th  May,  1910.   Civil and  criminal.  City of Nanaimo,  17th May,  1910.     Civil and  criminal.  City of Vernon, 17th May, 1910.    Civil and criminal.  City of Fernie, 17tb May, 1910.    Civil and criminal. ���   '. V  City   of New   Westminster,    25th   May,   1910-  Civil and criminal.  Town of Clinton,  26th May,   1910.     Civil   and  criminal.  ' And that notice be given that sittings of the  Supreme Court for the trial of civil causes, issues ���  and matters only will be held in the Court House  at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, at the places and on  the dates following, namely:���  City of Rossland, 10th May, 1910.  City of Cranbrook, 14th May, 1910.  By Command.  HENRY ESSON YOUNG,  Provincial Secretary  Provincial Secretary's Office,  2nd March, 1910.  The movement to secure an  electric lighting service for Mer-  rit is- assuredly a mark of progress and enterprise. It is one of  the most important public utilities and-with ^incorporation it  will be possible to municipalize  the project thus securing for it  greater permanency and better  usefulness to the community.  PUBLIC NOTICE  BRITISH   EMPIRE MOURNS  (Continued from page one)  and eight queens. Ex-President  Theodore Roosevelt was the official representative of the United  States. Canada was represented  by Lord Strathcona, Hon. A. B.  Aylesworth and Hon. Sydney  Fisher. Conspicuous amongst  the floral offerings was a magr  nificent wreath from British  Columbia and made up of magnolias, lillies and orchids;���it  was shaped as a maple leaf and  and across its face were the  words ' 'Canada mourns''.  The funeral service was impressive and interesting and was  witnessed by thousands of people  including many from Canada.  The ruling heads of France, Germany, Russia, Bulgaria, Prussia,  Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and other European countries had prominent  places in the funeral cortege.  Tokens of sympathy continue  to pour in from abroad. Several  of the European countries have  set aside a. season of mourning  out of respect for the dead King  and even Japan and India have  done the same. Everywhere is  there sorrow and immeasureable  are the tributes that are coming  to hand.  ' With a view to the better preservation of the Public-Highways  the attention of the public is here-*  by directed to the provisions of.  THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT AMEND  MENT ACT which enacts as;  follows:-  "It shall be unlawful for any.-  person to cause to be drawn or  driven on any of the public high-;  ways of that portion of the Pro-_  vince of British Columbia situate;  east of the Cascade range of  Mountains, any wagon or other  vehicle carrying a load in excess  of that mentioned in Schedule  'A' hereunto annexed  J     ^SCHED U _EE ���"" "  Wagons and 4 wheeled vehicles  shall not carry a load in excerr of:  the following:-  On tires under 2 inches..2000lbs.  On tires 3 inches in width and  under four inches ... 3000 lbs.  On tires 4 inches in width and  ,   under 5 inches   .... 6000 lbs.  On tires 5 inches in width  and over. . 6000 lbs and over  AND NOTICE is hereby given  that the Act in every respect  must.be strictly complied, with.  Any person guilty of an offence  against this Act shall upon sum-:  mary conviction thereof before a  Justice of the Peace be liable to-;  a penalty not exceeding Fifty!  Dollars.  W.N. Rolfe  Government Agent,  Nicola, April 1st 1910. ,  <1  '. I  P!M  ft  it  i!  h  a  i  (>  i  K  >;>  j*i  3_ <_  1  ft  1/  f\  rii��  >t  Friday, Mai 20, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  icoia va  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 by the carload.  Eastwood  Manager  OLDEST FRUIT FARM IN  -BRITISH COLUMBIA-  I was the first man in the province to experiment  in the line of fruit growing and my success  is too well known to call for comment    '  Hundreds of tons of fruit are shipped from my  orchards every year and the big demand  tells of the satisfaction that the  ;* '       *:���-..   fruit gives.  PEACHES,  PEARS,  APPLES,. CHERRIES  PLUMS, and all lines of fruit sold in     Ik or small  shipments.  Get Your Order in Early.  THOMAS G. EARLE  LYTTON, B. C.  9  and  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.  We are offering the public special prices  on goods recently purchased at a reduction op  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.  (j. B. Armstrong,  MERRITT,  B.C.  The Beauty Spot of British Columbia  HOPE  Picturesquely situated along the; banks of the Fraser River and  a history as romantic as the place is beautiful.  Coiquahalla Hotel  We can offer you scenic beauty, comfort and pleasure���what  more do you want.    Good hunting and fishing.    Future railroad centre.  Fred. Parnaby, Proprietor  Coiquahalla Hotel Hope, B. C.  hero  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, Prprieiors  Ashcroft, 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 Ward, ProPriet<  Ashcroft, B.C.  tor  5  8  5$  I  *-V ... j:  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May 20, 1910  ROYALS WERE VANQUISHED  The lacrosse season opened at  Vancouver last Saturday and the  green shirted boys from the tei-  minal city got away with the  big end of a 5 to 2 score. It was  a clean cut victory but the  Westminster boys took their defeat with the best of good grace.  The game was clean throughout  only four men being sent to the  fence.  Montreal lacrosse team will  leave for the west on July 5th to  meet the Westminster team for  the Minto cup. They will have  to be back in Montreal by the end  of July and have arranged to  play exhibition games both going and coming. Lionel Yorke  of Vancouver has been named  as one of the officials for the big  games.  -o-  Canadians: finished first, third,  fourth and seventh in the Boston  marathon. Of the 180 runners  only thirteen were Canadians,  b^t seven of these finished among  the first twenty men. We hazard  a guess that Canadians run faster because they live slower.���'  Toronto Star.  One critic writing in the Vancouver World asks the question  as to whether Jack Johnston dare  knock out Jeffries at all in view  of the tremendous hostility that  would follow.  The spring meet of the British  Columbia Thoroughbred Association at Minoru park will open on  June 3 and continue until June  10. It is expected that there  will be fully 100 horses present.  Winnipeg will send a special  train of fight fans to the big  fixture between Jeffries and  Johnston on'July 4.  Tex Rickard, the Nevada promoter has been agreed upon as  referee for the big fight between  Johnston and Jeffries.  There was one fatal accident  in connection with the 24 hour  motor car race at Brighton, N.Y.  -o-  . Sam Langford, the big colored  pugilist has coined no less than  $24,000 this year so far.  A lacrosse  club is being or-  ���   jl-u      -aa-[~ iganized in Vernon.  -,The racing season in the middle '*   west opened last Sunday at Lexington. Louisville and Churchill  Downs follow Lexington. New  rules are operated this year that  bring the starter under better  control and protect the rider and  driver to a larger extent.  NOTICE  Season 1910  HACKNEY STALLION  The Victoria Day celebration  at Victoria was called off because  the*  Tndians  refused to partici-  pate owing to the recent death  of the King. "The King was  our best friend and we cannot  take part in the sports" was the  patriotic keynote of the Indian  Chief's dissertation.  Doc Roller, the Seattle wrestler  was injured in a bout with Zy-  bysco, a Polish wrestler at Buffalo.. The Polish wrestler won  in what was a finish match but  Doc Roller's left shoulder was  badly wrenched.  Scott of the Leland Stanford  university established a new  pole vault record at Berkley,  Cal., going 12 feet 6   7-8 inches.  (7460 .  Color���Chestnut,_white_legs,_sta_  on face.  Sire-Gold Finder 6th (1791) by  Danegelt (154).  Dan���Estelle   (10892)   by  Stow  Sabriel (5416).  S. Dam-Queen Esther (1332)by  Low Derby 2nd (417).  Sg. Dam���Miss  Agnes by Den  mark (177).  SEASON MAY lst--July 1st  Terms $15 for Season.  $20  for  return   privileges   and  pasture.  $20 Insurance.  Will stand at Nicola Stock  Farm and will travel once a week  between Nicola and Lower Nicola. Mares taken and well looked after.  R. H. WINNY,  Nicola Stock Farm.  Celebrated Australian  Never Pail  where a cure is possible.  Your druggist or store can get them for you.  They Keep Good  and strong any length of time.   . -  Condition, Urine and Worm  Powders  easily used and will put dollars on to the value of your horse.  Pottie  prepares a remedy for  every ailment in  stock which enables the stock owner in isolated parts to become his own  doctor.  Get his horse, cattle and sheep circulars.  H. JOHN POTTIE, V.S.,N.S.W.  250 Dufferin Street, Vancouver.  I have opened a store in the Roberts' Store Building, Front  St., Nicola, B.C. Groceries, Confectionary, Fruits, Cigars,  Tobacco, Jewelery and Notions always in stock. I have also  a stock of Men's Overalls,. Smocks, Shirts, Underwear, Collars, Ties, Belts, Etc. ���, also Gran iteware, Glassware, China-  ware and Tinware, that I will dispose of at a very low figure.  The best of goods. Quick sales and small profits is my  motto,    Call and be convinced.  A.L. LEONARD,   Proprietor.  Exceptional Opportunity  on  Quilchena  Avenue  Balance Monthly Payments.  This opportunity will only call on  you once.  WRITE . . .  The Southern B-C Land & Mines  Merritt, B.C.       -       NicoBa, B.C.  !  ET_n_aCs������rg_  rwmar-rm*ctxzuim~i Friday, May 20, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  l,f. '  I  [V  8  r  i:  (  ft"  PREMIER McBRIDE TO TOUR  .-.: Premier McBride will make a  imdsummer trip through the  northern Interior Of the province  leaving Victoria early in July^  He will pay a short visit to Yale  and Kamloops after which he  will leave by automobile for Soda  Creek from Ashcroft. From  Soda Creek he will ascend the  Fraser to the head of navigation. The government proposes  to establish a fully equipped  agency at Fort George this summer and it is largely to obtain  complete information affecting  that district that he is going to  Fort George.  ROYALTY FOR CANADA  It.is now announced in apparently well authorized circles that  the ~ Duke of -Connaught will  suceeed Earl Grey as Governor  General of Canada. If- this  should follow it will be the first  time that a member of the royal  family has been appointed to a  vice regal office. The Duke of  Connaught is a brother of the  late King and it is thought that  the latter's aim in nominating  his brother for the vice regal  office was largely to cement imperial unity.  bership of the church being 9800.  In every department there was  healthy progress and the work  of the conference throughout was  fraught with the fullest measure  of satisfaction.  In the stationing of ministers  there were many changes. Rev.  J. W. Hedley is retained at Merritt and Nicola and Rev. O. M.  Sanford stays at Kamloops. Rev.  Dr. Osterhout leaves Vernon for  Central church at Vancouver and  is succeeded by Rev. Mr. Robinson formerly of Nanaimo. The  work of the church in Nicola  valley occasioned splendid satisfaction.  M. L. GRIMMETT  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Nicola -- Merritt  At Merritt Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday  NOTICE  arness and  Season 1910  \-  Imported pure  bred Clydesdale  ,    ' - Stallion  BARON  THE KETTLE VALLEYS  The following from the Greenwood Ledge will be of interest to  the citizens of Nicola valley.  "Work will be recommenced on  the Kettle valley railway out of  Midway next month. George  Tirney and J. K. Linberg are  inspecting.the route this week/'  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  Agent for Mendelsolm  and  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola ��� Merritt  It makes a big difference as to just how  you shoe a horse.    In the line of  GENERAL  BLACKSMITHiNG  V  , - 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.  HYDE FOUND GUILTY  The sensational Swope murder case at. Kansas City was  brought to a close Monday "morning when after sixty hours deliberation the jury returned a  verdict of guilty of murder in  the first degree. Dr. B. C.Hyde  convicted-^rnurdererr^was  the  sentenced to imprisonment for  life. He will make another fight  for his life, however, and' towards that end has filed an application for a new trial..  No. 9491 in Canadian National  Records, and 14580 in Clydesdale  Horse Society of Great Britain  and Ireland. Sired by Barons  Pride, Dam Gitana by Hiawatha, will serve limited number of broken mares at Quinsharden ranch, Dot, B. C, and  at points between Quinsharden  ranch and Merritt during the  season.  m See  posters  for further particulars as to dates etc.  Automobiles  VANCOUVER AUTOMOBILE AND  CYCLE CO., LIMITED  Garage and Salesrooms���  632-636 Seymour   Street,  Vancouver  Imported   pure    bred   Hackney  Pony Stallion  Harriestoun  METHODIST CONFERENCE  The annual conference of the  Methodist church in British Columbia has just closed at Nelson  after most successful sessions.  The financial statements presented showed that $264,071 had  been raised for all purposes, an  increase of $49,514. For ministerial supporr $89^311 was raised.  The number of preaching places  were reported as 277 with 14new  new churches,   the total mem-  Meteor  No. 10892 Hackney Horse Society  of Great Britain and Ireland.  Foalded in 1907, sired by Johnie  Cope but of Little 'Pollie Perkins  by Sir Waldie, will serve a limited number of broken mares at  Quinsharden ranch, Dot, B. C,  during this season.   -   . ".  Mares must not "exceed 141-2  hands in height.  Harriestoun Meteor was the  winner of first in Junior Stallion  closs and in the Pony Champion  class at the recent Horse Show  in Vancouver.  Terms  $20.00   for the Season.  H. ABBOTT,  Owner.  "Cadillac"   "Oldsmobile" "Oakland"  Touring  and Runabnut Models.  "Rapid." Commercial Trucks.,  Demonstrations Arranged.  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  Kanrilodps; B.C.  s  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 substantial 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 '& Gorbett  REAL ESTATE BROKER  We do the  biggest business in our lin��  in Kamloops.  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  When in North Bend stop at  C.PR. Hotel  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.  X G. Clarence  Manager  b>.  i - > 8  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May 20, 1910  i_ ���  Is/  Is  !"'  mi  12  !?���;  I'-  9;'  gj  V-  Q  Our Correspondents  Have to Say  SAVONA    ,  Miss May Elwyn was   on  Saturday evening  the victim  of a  painful accident.    While out riding her spirited   mare,   the   animal shied and  threw  her,   Miss j  Elwyn striking the ground with ,  such force as to be rendered un- j  conscious for some time.    Luckily  she  escaped  with  a  severe  snaking up.  At last Savona is to be known  by its proper name in C. P. R-  literature. For some reason or  other the C. P. R. has always  persisted in adding* V to the  name of this thriving burg, but  the final "s" is to be dropped  and the post office and station  name will thus be alike, viz.,  Savona.  J. T. Edwards, Dominion  Fisheries Inspector, was a visitor to Savona last week on official  business.  During the past week the  hearts of the ranchers were  gladdened by a heavy fall of rain.  'The Marpole residence is again  occupied. Mrs. D. P. Marpole  and family and .Mrs. Newlands  arrived early in the week and a  few days later Mrs. C. M. Marpole and son and R. Marpole, jr.  and Mrs.Sheppard came up.  A. B. Ferguson is back from  the coast. His many friends  will be glad to learn .that he is  much improved in health.  Trout fishing is good around  Savona at present. Judge McCartney and Jim" Mainland, the  local authorities on ~ the art of  Isaac Walton, have made several  good hauls and thereby gladdened  the hearts of their friends.  The new hotel erected by the  B. C. D. A. is now open for  business.  QUILCHENA  Mrs. Arthur Lauder with her  family has gone back, to the  coast. She was accompanied by  Mrs. Fred Lauder.  Mine Host Guichon of the  Quilchena hotel is busy preparing a tennis court and he expects  to have it ready pretty soon.  The rains of the past week  have wrought a wonderful good  through this district. The outlook was never brighter.  Frank Jackson of the Triangle  ranch has been down through the  lower part of the valley for the  past few days buying horses for  shipment to Calgary.  The little child of Mrs. George  Kripps who was ill has almost  entirely recovered.  Word from John Moore and  Mrs. Moore is to the effect that  they have .taken up their Vesi-  dence at 1715 Chambers street,  Victoria.  Special   Prices in Jewelery  The latest in Ladies' and Gents Watches at prices to  suit all.  Call and see our line in Lockets,. Ladies' and Gents  Watch Fobs arid Chains.  Our special line in Alarm and Mantle Clocks are going  fast.    Come while the prices are good.  Bring your repairs and get them done right.  James Simpson  Repairs Guaranteed.        Watchmaker and Jeweler MERRITT  Established 1817. Head Office:    Montreal  UP CAPJTAL $14,400;000. REST $12,000,000  Sir Bdward Clouston, Bart.  President .and General Manager.  Branches in all the principal cities and towns in Canada,  also in London, Eng., New York, Chicago and Spokane.  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  BRANCHES IN THE NICOLA VALLEY  ~^���HrA-r-Ferguson���has���left���-:for  the coast for a few days.  The Savona Sporting club has  completed its programme for May  24th. There will be horse races  'and athletic sports in the morning and a baseball game and a  football game in the afternoon,  while a ball will conclude the  day's festivities. Special trains  wiil bring the crowds from Kamloops, Ashcroft and Pennie's to  Savona and a steamboat excursion has also been arranged from  Kamloops.  Provincial Officer Jago of Kamloops, who was recently appointed to the police force, was in  town last week. He will probably be permanently stationed  here.  LOWER NICOLA  J. Snivels and Gray have removed all their timber from the  hills and are shipping nightly to  the mines at Middlesboro.  J. Chapman spent a couple of  days in Merritt this week.  The crops through this district  never looked more promising.  The recent rains have largely  assisted growth.  J. C. Turnbull, the well known  smelter man was in town on  Wednesday on his way out to  Ten Mile creek.     J. Snivels was  with him.  Many from here will attend the  Victoria day celebration at  Merritt.  Horse buyers have been plentiful through this district of late  and many horses have been sold  by local parties.  TODAY PUBLIC  HOLIDAY  An extra published by the B.  C. Gazette fixes today, Friday, as  a public holiday and day of general mourning for the late King  throughout the province.  ��� ���o   The trouble between the coal  operators and the men in the  Frank mines has been adjusted  and the mines have resumed  work.  NICOLA:  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  MERRITT:  S. L. SMITH, Acting Sub-Agent  THE EARTH HASN'T BEEN STRUCK BY  H&LLEY>S CQNET  but those who have visited our store are struck  with the splendid bargains that they get.  Let Us Fill Your Orders for  the  House.  When prices are right and goods of the best it  makes a big difference to the housekeeper.  GIVE US A TRIAL.  General Merchant  Spend   you   summe   vacation at  SAVONAS  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.  Adam Ferguson, Propriator Friday, May 20, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  9  h  \n.  I  _?.  PAY DAY  ARGAIN  From the  11th of May  to the 21st.  inclusive, substantial  reductions will be  made on many items  of our stock. The  first of June will com-  . plete our first year  in Merritt, and we .  must correct our over  stock by this sale.  See posters for particulars.  Yours for  Bargains  G.   IVL  Gemmill  Druggist and Stationer  Merritt        - -        British Columbia  W. E. Green and Mrs. Green  with A. W. McVittie are expected back from the  coast tonight.  Mrs. Roberts, of Nicola, leaves  in a few days for Vancouver  where she will spend a month  or so.  New carload of furniture just  to hand. Come and see just  what you would like. G. B.  Armstrong. 2-t  A. Jackson has completed a  board sidewalk from the Bank of  Montreal, corner to the front of  his old store oh Nicola Ave.  The annual picnic of the Methodist, church will be held at Lower  Nicola on Jun 18.    Fuller particulars will be given later.  T. J. Smith came up from Vancouver Tuesday night and remained over until yesterday. He  was accompanied by his little  daughter.  There has been considerable  interest locally anent the coment  but as yet no tangible information of its whereabouts has come  to hand.  Ranchers and farmers are  wearing a big smile these days  because of the plentitude of rain.  The outlook for the season was  never brighter.  A. L. Dingee returned Monday  night from a business trip to the  coast. Mr. Dingee intends to  bring his family to Merritt to  live very shortly.  Neill Murray, manager of the  Arrow Lakes Lumber Co. at  Kamloops was in Merritt this  week for a couple of- days, coming in on- Tuesday night's  train.  G. B. Armstrong has just imported a carload of the best lines  of furniture* Prices will suit  you. 2-t  Max Berger of Nelson was in  Merritt for a couple of days this  week. He was on his way home  from attending the grand lodge  of the Knights of Pythias in  Vancouver.  G: Sappendowski, the well  known rancher who lives on the  Mammet. lake-road, was down in  Merritt for a couple of days this  week. He says that everything  is looking fine through his district.  John Campbell, the Princeton  druggist, was a visitor to Merritt  Monday night coming up from  the coast. He returned to the  Similkameen capital by stage the  following    morning. George  Wardle accompanied him.  Fred A. Reid and Mrs. Reid  returned Wednesday night from  a two months' visit back east.'  Mr. Reid is again at his desk  in  2_?       v-        �����   ������ -   -     ff ���    , 5 .      -r: -  the general stores of G. B. Armstrong. G. Brash has been relieving for him during the past  few weeks.  There is some talk in railroad  circles that additional facilities  will be provided by the C. P. R.  for handling coal on the local  branch. Cars "are beginning to  reach the colleries- in goodly  numbers from day to day with  the result that the mines are  working full time , and with an  ever increasing staff.  William E. Brown, the Merritt  barber, who was critically ill  with pneumonia, was up for the  first time on Monday and is now  permitt"e"d_to_waik out^durihgthe"  warm, sunshiny days. While  not fully repossessed of his  strength Mr. Brown is recuperating very satisfactorily much to  the gratification of his hosts of  warm friends.  The new company recently organized at Merritt and which has  been known as the Nicola Valley  Land and Investment Co., will  henceforth be known as the Nicola Valley Investment and Land  Co., Ltd., having secured incorporation under that title. They  are now happily.situated in their  new offices over the Bank of  Montreal.  Misses A. S. and Louie Wick-  ham of Vancouver who are now  visiting at Lytton will come to  Merritt in a few days to live.  They have purchased a lot on  Nicola Ave. Both these young  ladies are graduate nurses and  their coming to Merritt will  occasion widespread satisfaction.  They were popular with a large  circle of friends on the coast.  Graham Gray, tho well known  Aspen Grove rancher, was married in Vancouver the other day  to Miss Gwen Maude Bowden.  The ceremony was performed by  Rev. J. P. Westman at the Mount  Pleasant Methodist church and  only a few friends were present.  The bride is a former resident of  Aspen Grove and like her hus-  band has always been popular  with a large circle of friends.  The best of good wishes will surround them in their new sphere  of life.  The road gang will finish their  work in the vicinity of Merritt  early next week and will then be  transferred to Nicola Lake repairing the road on the way out.  They will work as far as the  riding limit on the Quilchena  road and will then turn their attention to the Princeton road.  Superintendent Dan Sutherland  was up this week for a couple of  days.        ?        " ..     "  Today is being observed as a  public tibliday byJ many of. the  business institutions * throughout  the land in honor of the late King  whose funeral is taking place today. _ In Middlesboro the mines  are closed down tight, while in  Merritt the bank and schools as  well as a number of the business  houses have suspended operations for the day.  The road house at Aspen  Grove has passed into the hands  of Graham Gray and its operation  will be under his personal direction. Improvements will be  effected at once and the new  proprietor gives every assurance  that the very best service will be  provided in all departments, with  a special inducement to tourists.  The general public has the utmost confidence in the ability of  Mr. Gray to give a service that  will be worthy of the most generous patronage.  If there is anything you require in furnishing that house  try G. B. Armstrong. Carload  of furniture just in. 2-t  Building activities have been  resumed in Merritt as the result  of the importation of lumber.  Many new homes are being  erected and it is understood that  two business bloqks are in contemplation.  One of the finest horses seen  in this district for some time is  ' Memento, the thoroughbred hackney stallion now being toured  through the valley by J. D.  Rodgers. This fine animal is the  property of Dr. Kenneth A. Roberts, of Vancouver, and is of imported stock. He won several  prizes at the recent Vancouver  horse show.  Herbert Hygh and George  Preston brother and brother-in-  law of George E. and Arthur  Hygh were killed in an explosion  at the Hamilton Powder Works  in Nanaimo yesterday. Details  of the tragedy have not yet come  to hand. George Hygh is still a  patient at the Vancouver General  Hospital where he is being treated for blood poisoning and there  the sad news was conveyed to  him. Both the dead men were  married and the death of Herbert  Hygh marks the first break in  the family. Sincere and general  will be the sympathy extended  to the bereaved ones.  Militabo-; the valuable thoroughbred horse owned by T. J.  Smith is now being toured  through the district in charge of  Nelson Welsh. Militabo is. a half  brother to Inferno, one Of the  fastest running horses in Canada.  Mr. Welsh left yesterday for  Nicola, Quilchena and Stump  Lake. Fuller particulars of the  itinerary will be given later.  I. Eastwood went over to  Kamloops on business this week.  Mrs. R. H. Winny is seriously  ill in Kamloops hospital. Mr.  Winny is with her  Presbyterian church services  for* Sunday, May 22nd. Merritt  3 p.m. in Methodist church.  Middlesboro 7:30 p.m. Rev. W.  J. Kidd, B.A., B.D.  Methodist church services Sunday, May 22nd. Nicola, 11 a.m.  Lower Nicola 3 p.m. Merritt  7:30 p.m. .  :o--  FATAL CRASH AT ASHCROFT  A collision between a work train  engine pushing a steam  shovel  and the engine of an incoming  freight train occurred in the  yards at Ashcroft last Saturday  and caused the death of three  men and serious injury to three  others. . The dead and in j ured  were largely members of the  work crew in charge of A. Milne.  The engineers were A. Edwards  and McCaul and A. Bruce was  conductor on the work train.  One of the dead men was Fireman Hamilton of engine 572  which was almost completely demolished by the steam shovel.  The wreck occurred through a  misunderstanding in allowing the  work train to leave the yards.  The dead men with the exception  of "Hamilton were Galicians.  ���,-<i  ��Mi^'l'J'"'"J5,,<Wi-IMWW'l^^W|W|J|ll'itw_w 10  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May 20, 1910  I_ '- ���  17  LAND ACT.  Nicola   Land   District.       ��� District   of  Kamloops, Division of Yale.  TAKE NOTICE that Flora M. Evans  of Vancouver, B.C., occupation merchant, intends to apply for permission  to   purchase   the   following  described  lanas:��� ���"  Commencing at a post planted one  mile east and a half mile north of the  north-east corner of Lot 1,434 ;. thence  one mile east, half mile south, half a  mile west, half a mile south, half a mile  west and one   mile   north   to   place   of  beginning. '_.,,_��  FLORA M. EVANS.  Per A. W. McVittie.  April 21st, 1910       14-22 ...    Agent  LAND ACT.  Nicola Land District.    Kamloops Division of Yale.  TAKE NOTICE that Katherine Kirby of Nieoia, occupation married woman, intends to appiy for permission to  purcnase tne following deocnbed lands :  Commencing at.a post planted at tne  soutn east corner oi Lot 1484 ; thence  north one mile, east one mile, south  half a mile, west half a mile, south  half a mile and west half a mile to  place of beginning. , ���.���___  KATHARINE KIRBY  Per A. W. McVittie,  April 21st, 1910       14-22 Agent.  of  LAND ACT.  Nicola   Land3 District.    .   District  Kamioops, Vivision of Y'ale.  TAKE NOTICE that Stanley Kirby  of JNicoia, occupacion Hotel Keeper, intends to apply ior permission to. purchase tne loiiowing  descrined   lanas: ���  Commencing ac a post planted 20  chains nor en oi the ' south-west corner  of Lot 14d4; tnence one mile west, one  mile south,, one mile, east, one mile  north to place ot" beginning.  STANLEY KiRBY,-  Per A. W. McVittie,  April 21st, 1910.        14-22 Agent.  LAND ACT.  Nicola   Land   District.        District   of  Kamloops, Division of Yale.  TAKE NOTICE that Samuel L.  Boyd of Prescott, Ont.< occupation  Gentleman, intends' to apply for permission to. purchase the loilowmg described lands:��� *  Commencing at-, a post planted 180  chains west and 140 cnains south of the  south-west corner of Lot 1484; thence  north one mile, east- one mile, souch  one mile, and west one mile to place ot  beginning.   gAMUEL L. BOyD,  Per A. W. McVittie,  April 21st, 1910.        14-22 *    ���      Agent.  of  LAND ACT.  Nicola   Land   District.       District  Kamloops, Division of Yale.  Take Notice that Nancy Hutchinson  of Prescott, Ont.; occupation Widow,  hi tends To apply for permission to purchase the following   described  lan<is:-  Commencing at a post planted 180  chains west and 140 chains south of the  south-west corner of Lot 1484; thence  south one mile, east one mne, north  one mile and west one mile to place   of  beginning. : ��� .  Nancy Hutchinson  Per A. W. McVittie,  April 21st, 1910.       14-22 Agent.  LAND ACT.  Nicola    Land   District.       District   of  Kamloops, Division of Yale.  Take Notice that Charlotte Boyd of  Prescott, Ont., occupation Married woman, intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted 180  r-hains west and 220 chains south of the  north west corner of lot' 1484; thence  ^est one mile, south one mile, east one  mile and north one mile to place of beginning, charlotte Boyd,  Per A.&W. McVittie,  April 21st, 1910.       14-22 Agent.  LAND ACT.  Nicola   Land   District.       District   of  Kamloops, Division of Yale.  Take Notice that EdwardJMorgan of  Toronto, occupation Doctor of Medicine  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  south east corner of   Lot   1192;   thence  west 80 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence east 40 chains, thence; south 40  chains, thence east 20   chains   more   or  less to the west boundary of jLot   1778;  thence north 60 chains, more or less to  the   north west corner   of    Lot   1778;  thence east 20 chains,  thence north   20  chains to the point of beginning.  Edward Morgan  Per A. W. McVittie,  Agent.  Spril 28th, 1910. 14-22  LAND ACT  TAKE NOTICE, that David Beath, of Vancouver, occupation broker, intends to apply  for pemission to purchase the following described land :  Commencing at a post planted 80 chains East of  the N. E. Corner ot Lot 1778, Otter Valley, running North 80 chains, thence East 80 chains,  thence South 80 chains, thence "W est 80 chains to  point of commencement.    Containing- ��40 acres.  David Beath, Apolicant.  ���    Per-E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated 29th April, 1910. 14-22  TAKE NOTICE, that E. B. Tingley, Otter  Valley,' occupation road foreman, iiner_d__ to  apply to the. Chief Commissioner, of Lands lor  permission to purchase the following land: Commencing at a post planted at the N. E. corner of  Lot 1778. Otter Valley, thence North 80 chains,  thence East 80 chains, thence South 80 chains,  thence West 80 chains to point of commencement.  Containing 640 acres.  . Edgar Bliss Tingley, locator.  Dated 29th April, 1910. 14-22  TAKE NOTICE that Thomas Niven, of Vancouver, occupation engineer, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the following  land. Commencing at a post planted at the N. E.  corner of Lot 1778, Otter Valley, thence South 80  chains, thence East 80 chains, thence North SO  chains, thence "West 80 caains to point of commencement.    Containing 640 acres.  Thomas Niven, Applicant.  .Per E. B. Tingley, Agant.  Dated 29th April, 1910. 14-22  TAKE Notice, "that R, Lennox Clark, of Vancouver, occupation broker, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following land:  Commencing at a post planted 80 chains north of  the north east- corner of Lot 1778, Otter Valley,  thence north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains to  point of commencement.    Containing 640 acres.  Robert Lennox Clark, Applicant.  E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated 29th April, 1910.       - ��� 14-22  TAKE Notice, that John Ronald, of Vancouver,  intends to apply for permission to ourchase  the following described land. Commencing at a  post planted 160 chains north of the N. E. corner  of Lot 1778, Otter Valley, thence north 80 chains,  thence eost 80 chains, thence south 80 chajns.  thence west 80 chains to point of commencement,  Containing 640 acre3.  John Ronald, Applicant.  E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated April 29th, 1910. ���     14-22  TAKE Notice, that Joan Grahan, of Greenwood,  occupation wife of Angus Graham, rancher,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the  following land: Commencing at a post planted 80  chains east of the N. E. corner of Lot 1778, running south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains to point of  commencement.    Consaining 640 acres.  Joan Graham, Applicant.  E. B. Tingley, Agent,  Dated 29th April, 1910. 14-22  Land Act Notice  Take Notice that Daniel Murray of Oakland,  California, occupation Honse-builder, intends to  make application to purchase the following described land: Commencing at a post planted at  the N. E. Corner of Lot 1346, thenee running 80  cnains East, thence 80 chains South, thence 80  chains West, thence 80 chains North to" point of  commencement, containing 640 acres.  Dated April 19th. 1910.  Daniel Murray, applicant  J.F. Murray agent.  Land Act Notice.  Nicola District, Kamloops Division  of Yale.  Take notice that I Charles Leonard  Flick, occupation merchant, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted beside the Indian Reserve post which  marks the limit of the eastern jog  from the Northwest corner post of  Naik Indian Reserve, thence -North  twenty cnains; thence West 20 chains;  thence South 20 chains; thence East  20 chains to point of commencement.  Charles Leonard Flick.  Locator.-  Dated April 6, 1910. 8-16  Land Act Notice  Take notice that Angus Graham of Greenwood,  occupation Rancher, intends to make application  to purchase the-following described land: Commencing at a post planted 80 chains East of the  N. E. Corner of Lot 1346, thence running East 80  chains, thence South 80 chains, thence West 80  chains, thence North 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.  Dated April 19th, 1910.  Angus Graham applicant,  J-. P. Murray, agent.  Land Act Notice  NICOLA AND KAMLOOPS LAND DISTRICT.  Districc of Yale.  Take notice that Joseph Logan Thompson of  Vancouver, occupation, farmer, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the southwest corner of Lot 751, about two miles south of  Mamette Lake, thence 80 chains North, thence 40  chains West, thence 80 chains South, thence 40  chains East, to point of commencement, and  containing 320 acres morelor less.  JOSEPH LOGAN THOMPSON.  Frank Bailey, Agent.  Dated March 16th. 1910.  Land Act Notice  Nicola-Kamloops Land District.  Yale District.  Take notice that I, A. W. Strickland, of Nicola,  B. C, occupation bank manager, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described  lands :  Commencing at a post planted 40 chains north of  the northwest corner of Lot 573, thence 40 chains  north, thence 40' chains east, thence 40 ~ chains  south and thence 40 chains west to point of commencement.  A. W. STRICKLAND, Applicant.  Stanley Kirby, Agent.  Dated April 11th, 1910. 10-18  Land Act Notice  Nicola Land District.    Kamloops Division of  Yale, B. C."  Take notice that Frances Ebbs Canavan of  Victoria, B. C.,. occupation, married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the Southwest corner of Lot 689 near Beaver or Moore  Creek, thence running Westerly 20 chains, thence  Northerly 80 chains, thence Easterly 2G chains,  thence Southerly 80 chains to point of beginning,  containing 160 acres more or less.  FRANCES EBBS CANAVAN.  Dated April 14th; 1910.       14-22  Land Act Notice  Nicola Land District.    Kamloops Diyision of  Yale, B. C.  Take notice that" Harold W." Ebbs Canavan of  Victoria, B. C, occupation consulting engineer,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at- the Southwest corner of lot 354 of the Moore estate , situate  in the Nicola -Land District, Kamloops Division  of Yale, B. C, and running Westerly 20' chains,  thence Northerly 20 chains, thence Easterly 20  chains, thence Southerly 20 chains to point of  beginning, containing 40 acres more or less.  HAROLD W: EBBS CANAVAN.  Dated April 14th, 1910 14-22  LAND ACT NOTICE  KAMLOOPS DIVISION - NICOLA DISTRICT.  District of Yale.  _>���  Take notice that Edith Mabel Anthony of Canford, B..C.,  occupation married woman,   intends  to apply for. permission to purchase the following  described lands :  Commencing at a post planted' about one mile  North of Lot 1639, thence running East 40 chains:  thence North 80 chains:, thence West 40 chains:  thence South 80 chains to point of commencement  and containing 320 acres more or less.  EDITH MABEL ANTHONY.  R. G. Stanley Anthony, Agent.  Dated April 9th, 1910. 9-17 -  Land Act Notice  Kamloops Division Land District,  district of yale  Take notice" that I, Thomas A. Flynn  of Merritt, B.C., occupation farmer,  intends 60 days after date to apply for  permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencing at the post at the south  east corner of lot 122, thence south 24  chains: thence northerly 24 chains to  the southwest corner of lot 122; thence  east 12 chains to point of commencement, comprising 12 acres more or less.  THOMAS A. FLYNN  the Council to alter and redefine the boundaries.o*  the following school districts :���  Lower. Nicola���Commencing at the south-east  corner of Township 90, Kamloops Division of Yale  District; thence due north to the southern * boundary line of T aik Indian Reserve; thence southerly, easterly and northerly following the southern  and eastern boundary lines of said reserve to the  northern boundary line of Township 92 ; thence  due west to the eastern boundary line of the Railway Belt ; thence in a southerly direction, following the easterly boundary line of said Railway  Belt to the point where it intersects the northern  boundary line of Township 90, Kamloops Division  of Yale district ; thence due west to the northwest corner of said township ; thence due south  to the south-west corner of said township ; and  thence due east to the point of commencement.  Merritt��� Commencing at the south-west corner  of Section I, Township 91, Kamloops Division of  Yale District; thence due north six miles to the  northern boundary line of said township ; thence  due west, to that point in the northern boundary  line of Section 32, Township 91, where it intersects  the eastern ^bonndary line of the Taik Indian  Reserve ; thence southerly, northerly and westerly following the eastern and southern boundary  lines of said reserve to the western boundary line  of Township 91 to she south-west corner of said  township ; thence due east five miles to the point  of cpmmencement.  Alexander Robinson,  ���    Superintendent of Education.  DEPARTMENT OF LANDS  NICOLA   DISTRICT.  1WOTI CE is herecy given that theundermention-  * ^    ed tracts of land, situate in  the above-mention District, have been surveyed, and  that plans  of the same  can be seen at the Departmenr of  Lands, Victoria, and at the office of  the   Government Agent, Kamloops:���  Lot 1,858.���Llewellyn  Thompson,   Pre-emption,  Record No. 372, dated May 23rd, 1909.  Lot 1,859.���t'larance  Woodward,   Pre-emption,  Record N��.  525,  dated  April  27th,  1902.  Persons having adverse claims to auy of the  above mentioned  pre-emptions must   furnish   a  statement of the same to the < ommissioner. within  60 days from the date of this notice.  E. B. McKAY,  Suveyor-General.  Department of Lands,  Victoria, B.S., March 31st, 19^0.  County Court  Notice is hereby given   that county,  court will be held in the court house at  Nicola, on Wednesday, June. 15th. .  W. N. Rolfe, Registrar.  Nicola, May 13.'  TRX NOTICE  Nicola Assessment District  Notice is hereby given, in accordance  with the Statutes, that.ProvincialRev-  enue 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 Nicol  Assessment EHstrict are due and pay  able at the Coyernment 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.  Dated April 4th, 1910.  8-16  EDUCATION  Education Office,    x  Victoria, B.C., May 10th, 1910  WHEREAS the Council of Public Instruction is  empowered, under the "Public Schools Act,  1905," to create school districts in addition to-those  already in existence, and to define boundaries  therefor; al?o_from time to time to alter and- redefine the^boutldaries of existing school districts  and to pr&cribelitaitd for assisted schools; It is  hereby notified that it has pleased the" Honourable  Land Act Notice  KAMLOOPS     YALE  . LAND    DISTRICT.  Take notice that Henry Standly  Cleasby of Coutlee, farmer intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following" described  lands:���Commencing at a post  planted at the North east corner  of Lot 537 thence West'60 chains  thence North 20 chains, to the  South line of Naik Indian Reserve  thence Easterly along" Reserve  line to Nicola river, thence Southerly following Nicola river, to  Northwest corner of Lot 534,  thence South three cnains to  point of commencement containing 100 acres more or less.  DatedPebruary 21st; 1910.  Herfry Standly- Cleasby  ��i  ���SI  f'\ I  h  \  K  Friday, May 20, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  11  BRITISH COLUMBIA HORSE  Squadron Orders No. 2 by Major Chas. Flick, Commanding  "D" Squadron B.C.H.  Drills-Nicola, Drill will be  suspended until June 1st. Merritt  Drill will be suspended until May  31st, at 8 p.m. Lower Nicola  drills will be as usual.  Appointments.���The following  appointments have been approved and will take effect from date,  A. S. Howse to be Squadron Ser-'  geant Major, E. J. Rodes to be j  Squadron Quarter Master Sergent  H. E. Forsyth to be Squadron  Drill Instructor Sergent, Thomas  Smith to be Trumpeter Major.  Promotions.���Trooper J. Collins, Troop Sergent, No. 1 Troop.  Trooper U. S. McDougal, Troop  Sergent, No. 4 Troop.  Leave of Absence.���S. S. M.  Howse has been granted 10 days  leave of absence.  Parades. ���All officers of Canadian Militia are expected to  attend Memorial Service in memory of His Most Gracious Majesty,  Edward VII. A local service will  be held on Friday evening in the  Anglican Church, Nicola.  To whom it may concern.���  Any person who counsels or aids  any man enlisted or liable to Military Service not to appear at the  place of rendezous shall incur a  penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars.  Orderly Officer for week ending May 28th, Lieut. M. L. Grimmett. Orderley Officer next for  duty Lieut. G. R. Bates.  All ranks must attend the initiative drills.  Bernard L. Hillyer, Capt. for  O.C.D. Squadron B.C.H.  The big demand of the local market coupled with the serious lack  in supply has been responsible  for the advent of local yards.  The promoters announce that  they will be ready for business in  a few days' time.  Lt.-Col. Shackleton, the veteran explorer, will visit Vancouver May 30th.  Hotel  LYTTON, B. C.  One of the oldest and  best hostelries in the  district. Good accommodation in all depart-  partments.  A. F.   HAUTIER,   - -  Prop.  LYTTON, B. C.  BILLIARD PARLOR FOR MERRITT  Merritt will soon have a fine  new and modern billiard arid  pool parlor. W. J. Thompson  late of Salmon Arm has secured  the building formerly occupied  by the Merritt restaurant and in  the course of a few days will  _instal_billiard_and_pool_tables.-  C. Lay* formerly of Dawson,  reached town this week for the  purpose of establishing a parlor  as well but he does not. think  there is room for three. It goes  to show that Merritt is making  good on the outside when business men are coming here to. locate. It is understood that no  less than three new business  houses will be opened in Merritt  in the  course  of two or three  weeks.  ���������������o ���  LOTS OF LUMBER COMING  Arrangements have practically  been completed by a local party  for the installation of a fully  stocked lumber yard in Merritt.  Lyffon's Popnlar Hotelry  Baillle Hotel  Good   Meals,   Good Comfortable  Beds and Best  Service.     Rates  Reasonable.    9  Walter C. Heebie  Proprietor,  LYTTON, B.C.  The B. and B.  Automobile Co.  SHOW ROOMS  New Masonic Temple Bldg.  Cor.  Georgia and Seymour Sts.  Vancouver, B. C.  P. O. Box 367.  GEO. H. BROUGHTON  Gradute S. P, S.  DOMINION a:cd PRONINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Merritt Princeton Penticton  NOW AT MERRITT  Coal    Coal    Coal  The Coal Hill Syndicate  is in a position to  quote you  LOWEST PRICES  on any quantity of their  now famous product.  Our mine is run free of  rock and slate and this  results in splendid furnace fuel.  LUMP  DOMESTIC  is the finest household  coal to be had and it is  delivered in Merri       or  $10.00 per 2 TV- Lots  i^Casti with order     Prom ��� i cl-Jiveryg  pences orioge  Junction point with C.P.R..  mainline and Nicola branch.  .   Good hotel accomodotion..  Porter meets all trains.  Guests   receive  best of attention.  the   very  A.    GlemeS,    Proprietor  Jos. Graham, Mgr  Merritt, B.C.  Quilchena  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.  Terms $2.00 a day and upwards.  Jos. Guichon  Proprietor  P.O. Box   17  - FOR SALE --  SOME GOOD  When in  NICOLA  .:. call at the ...  Commercial  Hotel  \y  The  REO  The  FORD  The  WHITE  NOTICE  Tenders are asked up to noon  on the 15th May 1910 for all labour and tools etc.���everything  except materials, required in the  erection of a hay barn, 95 feet  by 25 feet, at Quinsharden Ranch  near Dot station N. V. Ry., in  accordance with; a specification  and plan which can be seen on  application to Mr. Thos. W. Jackson at the ranch house. All  materials will be furnished by  the undersigned and delivered  convenient to the site of building.  The lowest or any tender will  not necessarily be accepted.  Address,.  H. Abbott  Vancouver, B.C.  Vancouver,  April 16th, 1910. ' 10-13  AND  LANDS  '   y           "~"flBH  for  a  good   square  meal.    Best   of  *��*      a <flHBG  ** 40HHH  accomodation and comfort               '  JE^BbH  Rate $1.50 per day  j~ SrHBb  ��� ��� : ���  /���            .     '    .'" JHHH  Metallifferous and Alluvial Deposits���Cattle Ranches and Fruit  Lands in the���  SIMILKAMEEN AND  NICOLA VALLEYS  FRANK BAILEY  M. C. M. I.  MERRITT,       PRINCETON,  and VANCOUVER  HEDLEY  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  ;*s  i.<i'-."H,_-iiui-_q'- ��-'.vi_jm��_M_a_,i,i..��,i_i.��n THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May 20, 1910  Diamond Vale Supply Co.  Merritt, B. C.  Diamond Vale Supply Co  Merritt, B. C.  We always aim to please our customers and our motto is  Our goods are all new and up-to-date.  ��� .1  t'\  A splendid range of new  Carpet Squares  Rugs and  Linoleums  _^o-  Prices  to Suit AIL  9-16 Camp Stove $10.50 each.  9-18 Cook Stove $24 and $26.  9-18   Steel   Range    with    high  closet etc.  $45 and $50  If you want a stove be sure and  see these before placing your  order.  Vale  Merritt, B. C.  House  Furnishings  Counter Panes 11-4  Special $1.75  Blankets, wool, 7 and 8 lbs.  Flannelette Blankets  11-4.    $1.50 Pair.  Bath Towels 25c up.  _-  All Good Values. .  c-i  "..  Coa  MANU!=aCTlJRERS_AND_SHII>PERS_OIL  NICOLA VALLEY COAL  The Premier Coal of British Columbia  n  H Friday, Mai 20, 1910
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Finishing touch
For Victoria Day
Merritt  Athletic Assn.   Gets
Ready for Celebration
The, third annual Victoria day
celebration under the auspices
of the Merritt Athletic association will soon be a realization and
the committees are busy perfecting the preliminary plans for
the big event which is called for
Tuesday and Wednesday of next
week. The ring of the carpenter's hammer will be conspicuous
in - the district surrounding the
recreation grounds for the next
few days for the committees are
erecting booths and other necessary structures to house the necessary part of the big two days'
In the bank of Montreal Tuesday night there was a meeting
of the members of the association and considerable. business
was put through. The disposition of the prizes will be left
largely to the Athletic committee.
Many outside entries for the
horse races as well as the field
events are anticipated and towards that end the association is
providing excellent prizes. The
finance committee reports, splendid progress in the canvass for
funds and the lists show a larg^
and generous patronage. ,
Though no outside ball teams
have definitely announced that
they will participate, in the tournament-the baseball fans are. not
to be disappointed and arrangements are being made to provide
a good ball game.*' The tootball
enthusiasts will have a treat in
a three cornerd fight for the cup
and a cash prize that are hung
.up. ^    *
rigation and to plant a colony of
thrifty and progressive settlers.
J. G. Thynne negotiated the
deal which As regarded as one
of the most important for some
time. Mr. Kingcote has been
looking over the property for
some time. He came out ta
Canada looking for suitable land
to settle and redounds to the
value of the lands at Otter Flat-
that he should select them. The
improvements to be installed
will be undertaken immediately
upon the return of Mr. Kingcote from the old countrv.
Aside from $50,000 represented
in the transfer of the Otter valley
ranches the value of realty disposed of in Merritt during the
week represented fully $25,000:
LotS'are selling from .$350 to $900
and $1,000 and there appears to
be a good demand, and plenty of
money. Amongst the buyers
during the week were Jos. Foster
Vancouver, .J. C. Coleman, W.
Canyon, Wm. Hallenan, Middlesboro, J. P. Boyd, -, Dr. T. V. Cur-
tin, S. L. Smith, A. Johnston, M.
L. Grimmett, E. B. Hopkins,
Montreal, G. B. Armstrong,
James Simpson, R. J. McGregor,
Miss A. G. Wickham, Vancouver,
Jos. Collett and others.
County Court of Westminster
The Fort George Tribune will
shortly issue a daily paper under
the control of a nephew of the
late John Houston.
In a heroic effort to save his
sixteen year old sister, Minnie,
Albert Pement was whirled to
death in the rapids of Capilano
river on Sunday. The brother
and sister were both lost and
their bodies have not yet been recovered.
Work on the Grand Trunk Pacific is progressing well and the
steel on the eastern sections will
be down by the end of next year.
The Salvation Army is bringing sixty Scotch girls to Vancouver to work in the homes of
that city. They brought 400
across the Atlantic a few days
The Revelstoke fall fair will
be held on September 6 and 7.
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the corner of Quilchena avenue
and Garcia street. The deal has
been pending for some time and
has occasioned considerable interest in financial and realty
circles.- The purchase oi this
important property by an institution of the standing of the
Bank of Montreal holds much
significance for the citizens of
Merritt for it is reassuring that
the local realty market is attracting the attention of outside interests—a condition that must
be accepted as a healthy omen.
It is unofficially stated that at
no distant date the bank will
utilize the property for the erection of a modern  bank  building.
The transfer of three of the
most valuable ranch properties
in Otter valley involving $50,000
was recorded late last week.
The vendors were Max Eckar,
Martin Bresnick and Alex. Mc-
Phail and the purchaser was W.
C. Kingcote of England.
Mr. Kingcote has returned to
the old country and will be back
in the course of a few weeks. It
is understood that he proposes to
improve the property extensively,
to instal a modern system of ir-
NOTICE is hereby given that
a sitting of the County Court of
Westminster will be held at
Yale on •       -.  '
Thursday, June 20th, 1910
at two .o'clock in the afternoon.
Yale, June 1st, 1910.
Season 1910
Imported Pure Bred Hackney Stallion
No. 506 Canadian National Records
and 10891 English Hackney Horse
Society. Sire Garton Duke of Connaught 3009. am Ve nture by Seth by
Denmark, etc.
Memento foar years old is a beautiful
bay horse with black points, a color
which is now much sought after by
famous Garton Duke of Connaught-is.
admittedly one of the greatest sires fcf
this breed in the British Isles, and the
younger generation of this strain promise to be equally successful. H$;is
sound in every respect and horsemen
will note his fine quality combined with
strength and good conformation with a
turn of speed quite unusual in the
Hackney. At the recent Vancouver
Horse Show he was awarded the Reserve Championship and regarded * as
the right stamp of horse to make a
marked improvement in the lighter
horses of the country. Being his first
season the terms have been made as
low as possible considering the great
expense of his importation.
$20 a mare, payabie 1st September,,
after which 10 per cent, will be charged
for collection. $30 to insure a foal,
payable 1st February. $30 Registered
mares, payable 1st Sepuember. All
mares bred to the horse and not returned will be charged full fees.
For information address J. B. Rod-
gers, Coutlee's Livery Stable, Merritt..
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■* i* * j THE NIKOLA }^LE�� $E#S  Friday, May 20, 19i��l  fiv*  The following day, Wednesday, May 25th will be devoted to  A  q  u  !_  11 ~y_  I*'  T  ACES  Quarter-mile repeat; first prize $75, second prize $25.  Half-mile repeat (winner barred from other events); first  prize $110, second prize $40.  -Pony-Race,-14-l-2^handsand-under;_first_prize_$25?_second_  prize $10.  Klootchman Race, 1-2 mile; first prize $10 second prize $5  Cowboy Race turning stakes; first prize $10 second $5  Gents Driving, best style and appointments; first prize  $25, second prize $10  Ladies 1-2 mile dash; first prize $25 second prize $10.  Open 1-2 mile dash ;first prize $75 second prize $25  fl  v ...... OJOJ.  '.'..���  '  h  __." v'  _._,     *?-%-i-  ::Tf>AY,..MA;*--2^  n-4 (\  U'  I ." \ s 't tf ' y  ��.*:  ��*;<" *_.'.> t  J*  THii: g wioatiA:,yAKUBfc news  'J  By CHARLES KLEIN. -r  ���    A Story of American Life Novelized From the Plav bf       ^  ARTHUR  HORNBLOW. ~  COPYRIGHT.    1906.    BY    G.    W.    DILLINGHAM    COMPANY.  (Continued f om list weeK.)  JStott was given a room in tne cottage so that he might be near at hand  to work with the judge in the preparation of the defense, and tie came out  from the city every evening. It was  now June. The senate would not take  action until it convened in December,  but there was a lot of work to be done  ,and no time to be lost.  . The   evening   following  the   clay   of  their arriv?1 they were sitting on the  porch enjoying the cool evening air aft- :  ei* dinner. The judge was. smoking.  He was not a slave to the weed, but he  enjoyed a quiet pipe after meals, claiming that it quieted his nerves and en-'  abled him to think more clearly.. Besides, it was necessary to keep at bay  the ubiquitous Long. Island mosquito.  Mrs. Rossmore had remained for a  moment in the dining room to admonish Eudoxia. their new and only maid  of all work, not to wreck too much ot  the crockery when she removed the dinner dishes. Suddenly Stott,-who was pe-  nising an evening paper, asked:  "By the way, where's your daughter? Does she know of this radical  change in your affairs?"  Judge Rossmore started. By what  mysterious agency ha*? this man penetrated his own most intimate thoughts?  - 'He was himself thinking of Shirley^  that very moment, and by- some ihex-,  plicable means���telepathy modern psychologists called it���the thought current had crossed to Stott, whose mind,  being in full sympathy, was exactly  attuned to receive it. Removing the  pipe from his mouth, the judge replied:  "Shirley's   in   Paris.     Poor   girl,   I  . hadn't the heart to tell her.    She has  no idea of wh.^'s happened.    I didn't  ; want to spoil her holiday."  He was silent for a moment; then  after a few more puffs fee added con-  impossible.    "Von cabled for StoirleyV"  he repeated.  "Yes," replied Mrs. Rossmore - triumphantly- -and secretly pleased .that  for once in her life she had asserted  herself. "I cabled yesterday. I simply .couldn't bear it alone any longer."  : "What did you say?" inquired the  judge apprehensively.  "I just told her to come home at once.  Tomorrow we ought to get an answer."  Stott meantime had been figuring on  the time of Shirley's probable arrival.  If the ^cablegram had been received in  Paris  the previous  evening,   it  would  work; secoudly. she naci not bargained for it. When she took the place it  was on the understanding that'"the  family consisted only of tin elderly  gentleman and his wife, that there wns  practically uo work, good wages, plenty  to eat.' with the privilege of an evening out when she pleased. Instead of  this millennium she soon found Stott  stalled as a permanent guest, an'  now a daughter was to be foisted on  her. No wonder hardworking girl<  were getting sick and tired of housework!  That   evening   Stott  and   the   judg.'  came   home   earlier   than   usual.   and  from   their   dejected   appearance   .Mrs  Rossmore    divined    bad    news.      The  judge was painfully silent mroughout  the   meal,   and   Stott   was   unusually  grave.      Finally   the   latter   took    he-  aside and  broke it to  her gently.     !.<  npite of their efforts and the efforts o'  thejr friends the congressional inquii-  had resulted  in  a   finding against  t..  judge, and a demand had already he.'  made upon the senate for his .iniMe-.e"'  ment.    They could do nothing now Ik;  fight it in  the senate with all  the  in  fluence they could muster.    It was g ���  ing to be hard, but Stott was coiifiden?  that   right   would  prevail.     After  <!i.n  ner as they were sitting in silence o:>  the porch, each measuring the force.o"  this blow which they had expected, ye  had   always   hoped   to   ward  off.   t._  crunching   sound   of   a    bicycle    wa  heard on the quiet country road.    T!_  rider stopped at their gate and   can:  up the porch,  holding out an enveicr  to  the  judge,   who., guessing the   co:_  '-puts, had started forward.    He tore ;  open.,   It was a cablegram  from  V;\v'  a ii; I read as follows:  Am   sailing   on   the   Kaiser   Wilhelm   'r,  'Jay. '   SRiRLEV  "By.the way, where's your daughter?"  be, too late to catch the French boat  ^dentially in a low tone, as if he did , The North German Lloyd steamer was  : not care for his wife to hear:  "The truth is, Stott I couldn't bear  , to have  her return  now.    I  couldn't  ; r look my own daughter In the face."  ' A sound as of a great sob which he  had been unable to control cut short  his speech.    His eyes filled with tears,  . and he began to smoke furiously, as if  ashamed of this display of emotion.  Stott, blowing his nose with suspicious  VT*l_rv_��^T��       t*y\T\l1_r\il      _r��__-*_*���*4-1���� ��*im1��t ���   the next to leave, and it touched at  Cherbourg. She would undoubtedly  come on that. In a. week at most she  would be here. Then it became a question as to who should go to meet heir  at the dock. The judge could not go,  that was certain. It would be too  much of ah ordeal. Mrs. Rossmore did  not know the lower part of the city  well and had no experience in meet-  mgocean~steamshipsr~There was only-  one way out���would Stott go? Of  course he would, and he would bring  "You mustn't talk like that    Everything will come out all right, of course.  ^   ��������.���,   cmv*   uc   WVU1U   Vtl.ll  But I think, you are wrong not to have Shirley back "with hTm to Massapequa!  told your daughter.    Her place is here s0  during  the  nest  few  days   while  at your side.   She ought to be told even cton  ana to.e juage tonea  preparing  If only In justice to her.    If you don't their   case,   which   often   necessitated  tell her, some one else will or, what's brief trips to the city, Mrs. Rossmore,  worse,   she'll   hear of  It  through  the seconded   with   sulky   indifference   by  newspapers."  "Ah, I never thought of that!" exclaimed the judge, visibly perturbed at  the suggestion about the newspapers.  "Don't you agree with me?" demanded Stott, appealing to Mrs. Rossmore,  who emerged from the. house at that  instant "Don't you think your daughter should be informed of what has  happened?"  "Most; assuredly- I do," answered  Mrs. Rossmore determinedly. "The  judge wouldn't hear of it, but I took  the law into my own hands. I've cabled for her." ---���_���  ^You cabled for Shirley?" cried the  judge incredulously. ��� He was so unaccustomed to seeing his ailing; vacillating wife do anything on her own initiative and resDonsIbilitv that It seemed  Eudoxia, was kept busy getting a room  ready for her daughter's arrival.  . Eudoxia, who came originally from  County Cork, was an Irish lady with a  thick brogue and a husky temper. She  was amiable enough so long as things  went   to   her   satisfaction,   but   when  ���hey did   not  magant.  She w  naeeful: _-_!;<���  she very  He;..  was   dishevel.>  ���iskew.  ap  looked  lik" a  <  weakness \\.i  <ng dishes    ���  would tli re -  ���ikidpo.   . Tii  a daughter. '  husiasm.  tier she was a ter-  :ieither beautiful nor  not young nor was  ier  usual   condition  her    face   was    all  s.'ie dressed up she  tine.    Her greatest  eusity for smash-  i reprimanded she  v,ke her traps and  .of the. arrival of  o fill  her with en-  it    meant    more  CHATTER   VII.  'HERE  was  greater activitv   i  -the Ross more' cottage at }���������'  sapequa' than  there  had  "��(>_���  tiny  day  since the judge a��-  his wife went to live there.    Since <\v  break  Eudoxia had  been scouring ;r  polishing in honor of the expected ."  rival, and a hundred times Mrs.  Ro-  more had climbed the stairs to ree Vs  everything was as it should  be in f  .���oom    which   had   been   prepared   f<  Shirley.    It was not, however, wi'lv������  a  passage at-arms that Eudoxia  cr;i  rented to consider the idea of an ad ."  tion to the family     Mrs, Rossmore h-  said to her the day before:  "My daughter will be here tomorro-  Eudoxia."  A look expressive of both dlsplea.su:-  and astonishmeht marred the class*  features of the hireling. Putting he  broom aside and placing her arn:  akimbo, she exclaimed in an injure  tone:  "And it's a dayther you've got now  So it's three in family you are!   Whe  ���I���took-the-place���it's-two-you-tould-mT*  there was!"  "Well,  with your kind permission.*  replied Mrs. Rossmore, "there will be  three in  future.    There is nothing in  the constitution of the  United  State  that says  we can't  have a  daughte?  without consulting our help, is there?"  The sarcasm of this reply did not escape even the dull edged wits of the  drudge.    She relapsed into a dignified  silence and a few minutes later was  discovered working with some show of  ���enthusiasm.  The judge was nervous and fidgety.  He made a pretense to read, but it was  plain to see that his mind was not on  his book. He kept leaving his chair to  go and look at the clock; then he  would lay the volume aside and wander from room to room like a lost soul.  His thoughts were on the dock at Ho-  boken. .  By "noon every little detail had been  attended   to,   and   there   was   nothing  further to do^but sit and wait for the  arrival:,of  Stott  and   Shirley.     They"  were to be expected any moment now.  i oe passengers naa pro bat. ly gat: off  the steamer by n o'clock, 'it would  take at least'two'hours'to get throug'i  the customs and out to Massapequa.  The judge and his wife sat on the  porch counting the minutes and straining their ears to catch the first sound  of the train from New York.  "I hope Stott broke the news to her  gently," said the judge.    .  "I wish we had gone to meet her ourselves," sighed his wife.  The judge was silent, and for a moment or two he puffed vigorously at  his pipe, ascwashis habit when disturbed mentally.    Then he said:  "I ought to have gone. Martha, but  I was afraid. I'm afraid to look my  own daughter in the face and tell her  that I am a disgraced man. that I am  to be tried by the senate for corruption, perhaps impeached and turned  off the bench as if I were a criminal.  Shirley won't believe it; sometimes 1  can't believe it myself. I often wake  up in the night and think of it as part  of a dream, but when morning comes  it's still true���it's still true!"  He smoked on in^silence. Then happening to look up he noticed that his  wife was weeping.    He laid his hand  gently on hers. :  "Dbn't cry, dear; don't make it hard-i  er.for me to bear. Shirley must se��1  do trace vof tears."  "I was thinking ^of the injustice of  it all," replied Mrs. Rossmore, wiping  her eyes. .,   ... -;  "Fancy Shirley in this place, ;livingj  from hand" to mouth," went oh the!  judge. _' ',  "That's the least," answered his wife.  "She's a fine, handsome girl, we'll educated and all the rest of it. She ought,  to make a good marriage." No matter what state of mind Mrs! Rossmore;  might be in. she never lost sight of  the practical side of things. "-"  "Hardly with her father's disgrace  hanging over her head," replied the'  judge wearily. "Who," he added,  "would have the courage to marry a.  girl whose father was publicly disgraced?" '  Both relapsed into another long silence, each mentally reviewing the  past and speculating on the future.  Suddenly Mrs. Rossmore started.: .Sure-1  ly she could not be mistaken! No, thel  clanging of a locomotive bell was  plainly audible. The train was in. -  From the direction of the station.came  people with parcels and hand bags  and presently there was heard the welcome sound of carriage wheels crunching over the stones. A moment, later  they saw coming round the bend In-  the road a cab piled up with .'small  hacjrasr*?.  (To be Continued.)  wjr  ���_________ J  Box of Bon Bons  New stock of Candies and confectionery has just arrived and  prices are right.  BILLIARDS AND POOL  TONSORIAL PARLORS  W. E.   BROWN  OLD LEONARD  STAND.>  ���> -���-,���*���  - \  _.-i.-ju'wjj '__.m_.i_ji ii in' i bimm'-. m  ���, .rt-nuA -a ,i .\ -t.n., w i  ���H-  'I  * i  \'i  j_  It-*  -*"1  \>.t  il  U  1  ,s  ii ������  Hi  S:  ft- -*  1"  J *  J J*  i  i  ���fe.V  I!"    '  is -'  Jr. "  If  Js"  Is  I  16  /TOE tilCOLA v^leIy fJETWTS  ^roAY, May 20; 1910  9  9  '9  9  Four roomed house in good repair, on Granite  avenue, a few doors from Quilchena avenue.  Owner must sell at once. Price, house and lot,  $1400.    Cash $800 and balance over two years.  four roomed house with lot 118 feet frontage and  385 feet deep in central locality. Cash $1300 and  $1400 on terms in three payments.  . *** .  '   ' ~  A number of good buys in city and ranch properties.  THENICOLA VALLEY  COMPANY  A. L. DINGEE,       -       -  STMENT AND LAND  LIMITED  Secretary-Treasurer  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, j  ���3  Headquarters  Vancouver, B.C.  i.' -  Mission City, B.C.  Nicola's Popular Hostelry  Splendid accomodation for tourists and travellers  Excellent Cuisine       Hot and Cold Water Baths  Rates are reasonable     Fine Hunting and Fishing  Guides always at hand  Stanley Ki^by, p^^or  Nicola Lake .V British Columbia  '/(]  #1  1  ��     .     ���"     T-*  K;


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