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Array v      /  I  " ^   -..���APfl3*>49J0 h  7\ '  /  ft'  I  Vol. 1, No   10  MERRITT, B. Ci APRIL 22, 1910  Price 5 Cents  Mark Twain.Died at His; Home in Redding. Conn., Last Night  Nbw Land Company Will Start Publicity Campaign for the Valley  The Great Author and Humorist,  Died From Effects ofx Broken Heart  o  Colored Porter Stabbed Con-  ductor on C. P; R. Train  Near Port Haney  Redding, Conn., April 22.���  Samuel Longbourne Clemes,_ better; known as Mark Twain, died  at|his home here last night:" He  w.as- u-n eon��� -  of Jos. Martin in Brandon, died  in Europe today. .He was a brother of-Mrs/ Harry Senkler of:  this city.   , !  , o   Defendants-Won Out  Judgement was' given for . the  defendants in the action brought'  New Institution Will Handle  i  Ne^w Townsites and Subdivisions  o  >cious for over  - tnree "hour's be^' r  tor erttie lerrd^A ^  ^^brol^teh^rl^  ,   "i caused ] :by the'1 t  ' recent death of  * h i s   daughter,  . Jean,  is  given  ���:; as   the ' cause.  ;  "3 He had just re-  '; turned    from -  ' Bermuda where  he   went , in  quest of better  .health. A short -  I time prior tohis  ���?0k^s:7y  installed at our mines capable of j  meeting every requirement.. Wej  will certainly be" on an equal;  footing with the best mines in;  the-camp as< far, as.'equipmentj  goes." '     .       \   -   . J      j  Advices-from Vancouver are to;  the effect that the associates, of.  Mr. Graham' m��he enterprise are'  ���7���r :���^ **rr ~ _   A. .  �������     .       -_-r-  Party of Merritt Men Launch  a Big Enterprise Under ,  Happy Auspices ;  An institution that promises to  do considerable colonization work  for Nicola Valley and one, that  will be a valuable auxiliary to the  j:,.---    _-publicity forces  _. ��� , -_-.       .       LOWER   PART, OF  NICOLA  VALLEY \  ''' The lower part of Nicola valley taken from a point near Lower Nicola by A. E. Fyall.    It shows the wonderfully" fertile lands that nestle> between-the hills along the Nicola river -  i  -   J  death he talked with some of his  family and had just laid aside  his glasses, and pencil when he  sank into the" last long sleep.  ^       Portel^Stabbe^_Co^4ucto.r^  J    Vancouver, April 22���A. C. Mc-  . Kernan, C.P.R. sleeping car conductor, was stabbed' by the; porker of his car' on the "outgoing  Revelstoke local y��sterdaysnTorn-  , ing. He was cut in theatidbmetf  and tftroatarida pen ,l^iife^#  used.    C. M. Bryant, -a^dl&ed  ��� porter, is* u'rtdfer^ &&*��&_ a***" &  1 diBpuW:4^^^^t%M^&J  curr^d near Port Haney.,. Mc-  Kernan is in the hosjtifttf atf ��� Vafc-  ���> coUVferandis dding well.  , .-.^  ���4��-  S P. Ricltardft De^  ���^co^vef;- Aprf^apvft? P:-^i-  ��� V> * ^ L__w->_.�� t__.J>*i  fefe^'Sft ES^M#d^  Gall, and a- f6YM# ����^'jtettiw  by Andrew Smith- against the  Nicola Valley Lumber Co. and  tried at A^hcroft. - Mr. Smith  sued for $600J damages for the  alleged unlawfuir^cutting of tim-  beroiihis.property.,; S. Hender-  son appeared for, the.plaintiff aj&d  M. L. Grimmett for the def6^-<  ants. . Si  COAL HllL SYNDICA  ^li..  *%;��( Will be Installed When  K. VI Construction  Starts  highly pleased with the splendid  work that he, has' accomplished  and, will - strengthen. his. < hand  wherever they can. The quality  of the;coal, is rated high and it  Js._yery_much__as/Mr.__Gralia^  says._l!. we, could get a markesX  for. thousands of tons if we could  only supply it. . -TJtie demand is  greater tjmti our- supply.  tt  -o-  l''T  .l,.'*i--*"OS���.  y"Jp^^^^t^^ixiSLger of t|ie  ^i/Uii^, ^y^4Mteh  returned  tligntlrom^t^wsiriess triD^  t^elcoj^t cities.    In  Yan<wiu\Sr  lie met .his associates and csts*-  cussetr plans for me-bpemiron  iW pr*#ettSer   crver whtefe -,-  ���l^-. a,��-"D!.     "V>  ^jlSWf ea�� tals^itffW me Mk  cM#tfs? rMeWSe�� ^-'*^  _AL_J_:-'-:b��;V  T_t_bClS_i^^:r_^lsdWky_A*'?iU_ei. iAi**l'*_A^-_*--iL.1^ _A^J__E'?_r"_.,_._. .if.  'afiTO: of (s^mstfisctiois' on the  K^fetaBeyJineinfant ^ttHl  Kettle VaJIey Starts in June  \>r-yy  ���oats-: ._*  -���   :���        ... ���'  j   Contracts ijor the construction.  of. thei Kettle. Valley' railway will-  bp^ an^uiifted jh.K. few days. Work  willVterj; from Merritt early'in'  BusihTss of this  corppjrii^ipn h^s  been transferred to T'drbntd. Jt  is reported���GB~-good- authority  tiia&.tbe,CT N- ��L-wi)l-, y$e the $.  T. F: tracfts from- Edmonton to,  Tef^^it'JGBEd��r)aliAf:ttift^N. S-  f-**1       **_       ��u  _,      ��._ "  K\  j��<,v  :_|*r_-  , J. P. Boyd, manager of. rthe  Diamond Vale.'Supply; Co., was  chosen as president and A. L.  Dingee, for some time with Le-  Furgey & Co:,   Vancouver,   and  a well known real estate man, will  .         be secretary-treasurer. The  board of management comprises  Dr. G. H. Tutill, James Gray,  superintendent of the Nicola Valley Goal and Coke Co. and S; N.  Dancey of the Nicola Valley  News. ���   ��� "* ~'u  A   progressive    campaign   ^of  publicity will be. inaugurated at  once and the.district- will .belad-  vertised' inrall- partsv of the :>iiobe.  with a^vei W';to.inducing nes^'a^^:  tiers to come:here*'  v^_^. pb|fo^roi  the company   wi]l ^ ^P^<fet^  all branches of realty and isnanc-  iiig'wi%^p!Ma>St^^  >op^^j^^Mi#n^y' to^nsitea and  the subdiva^ion; o^ larg-^ tractf;of  la^ds.r^^ey^iw'i^ b^v^: cp^ec^  ^^M^^ome^^la^g^igan-  wy7<(&<mm* <%-vm *w&��y  >'���*���-1  . already-'ai work  ' was^ r organized  \.                ^    *y   o ""^  "a^trhJVief^Ltt,  '"* -   "��� j ~v  ^Tuesday night":>  ^fimder "the' title - \  _ oi   the , 'Nicola -  "��� Valley'Land &  i-   --   -* ',',i  Investment Co.  v   ^ ��� 1  0 ffi c e s _h a v'e  v'j  been   secured  ~   (   . I  over the  Bank  ~*   ���  of Montreal  -74.^1  and    will.  - iSe  opened   up" ?iri '  * 1  the course bfra  H  few days.    , :    7  *   1  *.   *\���  t * " ^      ^^ *    �����-��- . I  V  \-  ....yyyyyy^yy -y - THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Priday,' April 22, 1910  NEW CHURCH OPENING  METHODISTS   MARKED   EPOCH   IN  LOCAL HISTORY ON SUNDAY  The new Methodist church at  Merritt was formerly dedicated  on Sunday last and the services  throughout the day were of an interesting and impressive order.  Rev. Dr. Sipprell, principal of  Columbia college, New Westmin-  ester, and one of the best known  devines in the province, conducted the dedicatory ceremonies in  the presents of a large congregation.  It falls to-the lot of few  churches to enter the missionary  field with a cumbersome mort-,  gage but this is the record of the  local church thank to the efforts  of the enterprising pastor and  his able assistant. It is true that  there is still a small debt but so  small a consideration is it that the  trustees hope to wipe it off within  a very few months;        "    .'"'  Standing before the rail with  heads bowed and while the congregation was still standing the  trustees of the church formerly  donated the beautiful little edifice  to the work of the church and on  behalf of.the latter ��r. .Sipprell  accepted it. The trustees are A.  Carrington, W. Riley, ,N. J. Barwick, R. Taylor, F. Gay, R^ M.  Woodward; R:: Whftaker arid G.  Dodding. ." .  ���- Following the ritualistic dedicatory form Dr. Sipprell preached  a powerful sermon in which he  depicted the mission of the church  and the broad and comprehensive  duty that devolves upon the men  ". who guided its destinies. A brief  word of congratulation to the  people of Merritt on the splendid  progress that the town enjoyed  and the speaker drew an optimistic word picture} of the future.  G.M. Thorn and Dr. Tutill sang  solos.  In   the evening Dr.   Sipprell  jMrs. Corkirll, Mr. Gaeter and  Hamilton sang solos and Mr. Lirng  contributed a cornet number.  Mrs. Tutill acted as accompanist.  KILLED ON DUTY _  A tragedy that has excited  widespread interest occurred at  Mission Junction Monday evening  when Constable Lane dropped  dead while arresting the ring  leader of a gang of hoboes who  had caused trouble on the train.  The men are held, one on a  charge of murder,-as it is alleged  that Lane was kicked several  timesjn the abdomen while affecting the arrests. When the  train was just pulling into Mission Lane pitched forward on  his head and was dead before  the doctors could reach him.  -��-  UNIVERSITY COMjMISSION  T_\he ^commission:?appointed by  the provincial; government to  select a site for a university comprises Dr. Pritchett.. of New  York, president of the Carnegie  Endowment Establishment, Dr.  Weldon, Dalhousie, Canon Duthie  Laval; S: E, Skelton, Queen's  and Principal Murray of the  University of Saskatchewan.  spoke from the text. '' Ahdthe  truth will make you free." The  great value of freedom was enunciated in impressive language.  "Rember that personal freedom  is the greatest freedom of all and  truth will make it greater than  anything else".  . Solos by Mr. Hamilton and  Mr. Absom and   music   by   the  MAY POSTPONE CONVENTION  Advices from Ottawa are to  the effect that the big federal  convention which was scheduled  for that city in June will likely  be postponed and not held until  next year. The select committee  having the matter in hand have  recommended along this line.  . I* ���  o ������  i i-  'jV .  LIKES THE NEWS  I regard The News as one of  the best papers I have seen in  the province. It should certainly  get good support from the people  of Nicolavaiiey f or-apaper-like  that is a credit to any community.  I wish it the best of luck."  This testimony only in harmony  with hundreds of others coming  to hand emanated from J. S.  Andrews, of Minneapolis, president of the Pacific Coast: Collieries Co. and it came-unsolicited being communicated to a  well-known business man* oft the;  yklley who was iciri^ .enough; vfo  giyel it to the management >f  the paper.  OLDEST FRUIT FA  TISH COLUM  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 oi 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 bulk or small  shipments:  Get Your Order in Early.  THOMAS G. EARL  LYTTON, B; C.  There is a decided advantage in dealing with  me because I am in close touch with the best  interests in Vancouver and vicinity.  I could tell you scores of clients for whom we  have made money. Thoroughly reliable and  handling only the safest investments there is  reason in letting me do your business.  Just Stop and Think  How Easily You Can  Make Money  On Mohday evening an entertainment in keeping with the  oc&ik&n wafegiyen&nd the^hurch  auditorim was fitted to-the door.  Rev. J. W. .Hedley was in the  chair and addresses were delivered by Dr. SiptfriU,* Rev, W. J;  Kiddand Rev. James   ThomSbu,  NEW INSTITUTION  (Continued from page one) .  ahce "will also be handled,.   iV-,._  Mr. Dingee will deyi&te,, his enr  tire time to the work of the company and will move his iamily up  yy.-*-7  Real Estate Broker  412 Hastings St. West.  Vancouver, B.C.  from Vancouver in a fewc days.  ;He^w.ill haye:aji .assistant in the  office; '��� %^e'ftmi>a.w. a^eady has  several large schemes .onfobt and  with a^ confidence .and, faith,' in  the future of Nicola Valley they  launch'in a venture.that bid$ fair  to be a most successful one and a  big boom to Nicola Valley, and  contiguous districts.  ��' J.      ?  J i- "r * - Friday, April 22, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  I1*  I  I  ��  _U  K'..  I*  r  lv..  any i/ays  ley  By George   Murray,  Nicola.  ���v .I".*.'-  - The quiet Forks of past years  bas already become the centre of  a vigorous young town surrounded with resources which warrant  rapid growth.  Mr. Jesus Garcia one of the  first to discover and appreciate  the advantage of settlement in  Nicola was in early years a large  stock raiser, and has acquired  valuable landed interests in the  selection of which he chose wiser  than he knew. A considerable  portion of his property has a  fertile surface, and is underlaid  with several seams of coaL The  Diamond Vale Coal and Iron  Co. has acquired the coal rights  and a portion of the surf ace now  forming part of the town of Merritt.  . Mr. Garcia is still active and  robust^ for his years. He was  born in Mexico and as the name  indicates is of Spanish attraction.  While ,a., mere youth.��the ?��� gold  fields'of "California attracted him  and later on he with many others  joined in the rush to British Columbia, when the discovery hi  gold on the Fraser lured thousands to this province. How his  quest for gold succeeded- we do  not know, but he ' was certainly  successful in the acquisition7 of  valuable agricultural /and. coal  lands, the latter a greater source  of wealth owing to permanency  than a gold mine.  Mr. Garcia has been an open  hearted citizen! "Any deserving  cause appealing to him for aid  was not refused a helping hand.  Although - an adherent of the  Catholic Church he has generously assisted other denominations.  None of the Charters brothers  . survive. ^ Their   holdings    have  passed into other hands.  In  the vicinity, of the JForks  -stock���raising_an&L f arming_are  fast giving place to more   lucrative industries chief of which is  the exploiting and mining of eoaL.  Instead of a few lone settlers  hundreds   have found   a home.  The change which ��� has  already  taken place is but a pledge   of  vaster growth to follow.  ���    The slumbe^.^e^^a^.bee^.  ��� disturbed.    Nicola l6ng.quiespent  through lack-of .transppr^^n  now that some of herre^dUrces1  are made   available   will move  forward with rapid strides.  The isolated Forks of former  years will become the home of a  busy throng and the scene of  various important industries. In  the course of four or five years  the town will become a city  possessing all modern appliances  and equipments.  After leaving the vicinity, of  the Forks and continuing the  journey farther into Nicola, the  next ranch was that of Mr. John  Clapperton.  The land now occupied by Mr.  R. Clark and the Corbett and  Emerson Woodward ..places were  iri 1875 vacant Crown"lands and  covered with luxuriant bunch  grass. On inquiring why this  large and splendid area of land  remained unoccupied, the reply  was, water is not available,  which from the point of view,  and conditions of those days was  correct. The cost of getting  water on the plains made it too  formidable an " undertaking for  the early settlers. The expense  did not deter Mr. R. Clark from  obtaining a supply of water. The  excellent^and very valuable farm  which he now possesses shows  that the venture was a very safe  one. - "  There are still % about 2000  acres of good agriculture lands  on the plains and hillsides which  can be made productive when  the waste waters of Mill creek  are stored for. irrigation purposes. With storage and judicious use of the. water supoly  which can be made ample at a  reasonable expenditure, much  land of the best quality can be  brought under cultivation.  In the vicinity of what is now  the town of Nicola- there were  the following residents: Messrs.  Clapperton, Dalley, Thomas Carrington x and family, Lundborn,  John Gilmore and family and  George Clapperton. Mr. John  Clapperton was an active member of the community. While  ranching was .his special voca-  Jti_o_n,Jhelhaj^^  cjfuired to act* in- the capacity of  physician, surgeon and legal  adviser, which he did ungrudg--  ingljiv and his efforts as surgeon  were: said to be very successful.  No one. in those days thought of  passing the squire's cabin without giving him a call, and good  <jiatofcd~as.he.-~was,;1he had pro-.  Jbably quite a bit more to do in  singular degree the faculty to  which Wanmaker attributed his  phenomenal success, that of  minding his own business and  letting that of others alone.  Both were useful members of  society and their removal from  Nicola has left a manifest blank  n the community. " May they  have length of days and much  happiness in their urban homes.  Potatoes Wanted  Potatoes wanted for shipment in carload lots, must be of good quality and  reasonable in price.    Apply  NEWS OFFICE, Merritt, B.' C.  Globe 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.  --Xhe'B.andB..  Automobile Co.  SHOW ROOMS  New Masonic Temple Bldg.  Cor. 'Georgia and Seymour Sts.  .   Vancouver, Bi C.  P. O. Box 367:  The  REO  The  FORD  The  WHITE  : LandAct Notice  Take notice "that 1, J. S. .Morgan,  oi Merritt, engineer, intend to apply  to the Chief Commissioner oi- Lands  for permission to " purchase the following described lands:���Commencing  .it a post planted at the North-west  corner, known as Lot - 151; thence  running 40 chains East, thence 40  chains South, thence 40 chains West,  thence 40 chains .North to point o  commencement, and containing ,160  acres .more or less.  ^Tat^aWanuary 12"tKri910:  '���:��� ': ,J. S. MORGAN.  lohgVVJf3fears  isolation in the interior at an  opportune time he chose a home  in the vicinity of Victoria. He  is still owner of the large and  valuable ranch which he acquire  ed.  Mr.   Dalley   possessed    in   a  Land Act Notice  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  District of Yale.  -Take notice that William E. Gree  of  Vancouver,  contractor,  intends t<  apply for permission to purchase the  Eollowi'ng described lands:���Commenc-  ���ffi^rr-^^l(, ^ianted^-one---mile;  South' 'frVrri : * the, North-east'   corne  ^W^tolfa^ilfiiKing's -applicatio ?  to"pur<iHa'seV' thence'.'"running��� Sou,th  80 chains,   .thence    West    80 chains,  thence North 80 chains,  thence East  80 chains to point of eommehcemen  and containing 640 acres,    more    o  less.  Dated 28th. December, 1909.  '    WILLIAM,E. GREEN.  .   E.  Todd, Agent.   .  Land Act Notice  KAMLOOPS     YALE    LAND .  DISTRICT.  Take notice that Henry Standly  Cleasby of Coutlee,.. farmer inr  tends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described  lands:���Commencing at a posV  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 Southf  erly following Nicola river to  Northwest corner of Lot 534,  thence South three cnains to  point of commencement containing 100 acres more or less.  Dated February 21st. 1910.    ���    - ���  Henry Standly Cleasby .  Land Act Notice  XI COLA DISTRICT  ' Notice is' hereby given that-I intend to apply to the Assistant Com  missioner of Lands for "a licence ��� to  prospect for coal and petroleum. on  and under the following described  lands:���  No.    1.   '.Commencing     at     a pos  planted about !-��   miles    from Otte  Creek,- .in . a- Northerly - direction    of  Lot 903,    being    "M.L.G.,  N.E.  corner post";    thence    West    80 cha.i*ns  South 80   chains,    East : 80 * chains,  North 80-chains    to    point   of eomL"  mencement. - ' ~     . '���  Dated 1st. December, IS09.  ,M. L. GRIMMETT. i  A."B. Roberts,  Agent;.-    --'"'  . ;��� Land.Act Notice!-"*'.  KAMLOOPS  DIVISION -OF YALE  LAND  DISTRICT       ' ' " ~-S  District    ' df,     Nicola.     .   -  Take ^notice that -George E. Hygh  of Merritt, hotel proprietor, intends  to apply for permission to purchase  the following described lands:���Commencing at a post planted at the  North-west corner of the staking  which lies about 3 chains East of  the Otter ,' Valley School-house;  thence running .. 40 > chains East,,  thence running 40 chains South,  thence running 40 chains West,  thence running 40 chains to point of  commencement.  GEORGE EDWARD HYGH  Dated  January 25th.   1910.  Land Act Notice  NICOLA AND KAMLOOPS LAND DISTRICT.  District of Yale.  Take notice that Joseph  Lhgran Thompson of  Vancouvey, occupation, farmer,  intends to apply  for permission to purchase the follow ing described  lsLncis* - ' "*    * '     I* ! ' '  Commencing at a post planted at the southwest corner of Lot 751, about two miles south-of  Mamette Lake, thence 40 chains North', shence,(5f>  chains West, thence' 60\chains South, thence 40  chains East, to the west line of Lot, 1488. G. 1.  .thence 20 chains.Norlh, Whence. 20xhains���Eass, to-  fp6rh'tebf'c6mme'ncemerit, 'a*fod'*corttaing 320"acmi  miii?y>^-. -���-.^slm7iioGAN tifoMPSb*^  l-^a   .-:^.A.v-.-)������/?,   ������ ^FrankBailey, Agent.  ,  <  "Dated^Iarchl6th71910.-"-:-     .,.--���-*��*.���.  M. L-. GRIMMETT  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Nicola --- Merritt  At Merritt Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday  .'-'���&  ^/ THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, April 22, 1910  Edward Stout, Pioneer,Prospector  and Miner, Tells a Great Story  Was : a Survivor   of.. the Indian Massacre along the Banks of the  Fracer River in 1858���Crossed Plains inJ49- . .  ." .���.  !' Th ?re is no more picturesque  fe^iir-i in British Columbia today  than Edward Stout, better known  ;&;;-V. Ned" or ''Daddy'' Stout,  pioneer prosp. c' or '?,r/d mint r.  For upwards of haif a century  he has breathed tha invgorating  air oT this cor.st pro inc.? and his  career, is one.that well len^s itself  to the p3n of the chumUist.  ���'.In a quaint little cottage just  back of the station house in  North Bend he is whiling. away  tjie autumnal da: s of his life and  his only joy is in His home or in  reciting the thrilling ^incidents  that he encountered' when with  others of'his class he blazed trails  through forests and along streams!  so that they might penetrate the  vastness. of this great interior  land and reyeal to the world the  wonderful resources that nature  had planted here for man���resources that since have been  largely responsible for the' high  position that this province enjoys  today. -  r.'.uiji  - :i  Edward Stout and his nephew, Charles Edward Barry  Here and there an angry torrent of water to overcome or an  almost inpenetrable bed of rock  or brush to remove with an occasional battle with a wild beast  or a bloody conflict with Indians-  one can hardly comprehend the.  . hardships and djangers that they  braved. *'Ned" Stout is one of  the survivors of the terrible*  massacre perpetrated by the  .Indians along the banks of the  Fraser in '5K Vividly can he  recall that awful^ conflict on  Slaughter Flat then known as  Mariners' Bar and just above  Keefers and with several ugly  wounds on his arms and body  where the Indians' arrows or the  bullets from their muskets cut  him down he has tangible evidence of the tragedy.  There were twenty in his party all bent on finding the precious gold. All through the canyon they had experienced trouble  with the savages but it was not  until they were in the vicinity of  Jackass mountain that they  learned of a determind effort to  kill off the white men. His  trusted partner , James' McLennan, leader of the party, was  friendly with a klobtchman and  she it was who forewarned them.  As an army will conduct a flank  movement on the battlefield this  little band of prospectors decided  to, beat a retreat around Jackass  mountain in the hope that the  Savages who were then pressing  their way uptheViver would pass  without detecting them. But  the fates had decreed  against  Celebrated Austraian  Never Pas  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 \he 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 D:iifferiir 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 Granite ware, 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,    CalLand be convinced.  A. L. LEONARD,   Proprietor.  Exceptional Opportunity  g^rqjr  �� in^T^o  on Quilchena Avenue  3 it-a nee oiithly Payments.*  opportunity will only call on  you once.  WR8TE . .  The Southern B.C. Land & Mines  i r*   **���*���*  Merrjtt, B.C.  Nicola, B.C.  ���     ��*?.��- t N Friday, April 22, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  u  j.  11'  u  K> >  i �����  ft  lv  fir  them. The flank movement executed, the party was working  its way back-down the river  when from across the river "there  came a fusilade of bullets and  poisoned arrows.  "We had   twelve double  barrelled shot guns and six Kentucky  rifles and we decided to fight to  the bitter end, though we were  certainly outnumbered and  the  Indians   were   ambushed.    One  by one my comrades fell and as  they fell we threw them into the  river jso the  Indians could  not  get their bodies.    One poor fellow retreated  into a cave pursued  by   the   savages.    At the  mouth of the cave he laid his pile  of gold  but the  red  men   ever  thirsting "for blood took the   precious metal and then dragged the  unfortunate man into the open to  riddle him with bullets and pierce  him with arrows. _ His head was  cut off and his scalp  taken  by  the Indians.''  From his own lips Stout tells  this thrilling tale and his every  word is history that should be  preserved. "Captain Snider  came over the hills from Yale  with two hundred men and he  rescued us on China Bar below  North Bend. There were only  five of us left and I had_tramped  for   hours   in   boots  filled with  blood so as to maintain our flight  for safety and freedom."  ''Yes I was badly wounded and  it was only through grit and  determination that I kept up.  Once in the breast, three times  on the arm and once near the  abdomen the arrows and bullets  of the Indians found me but I  had plucky comrades and oftentimes when I felt like giving up  the fight they urged me on with  the result that we escaped.''  Asked as to the Indians who  had attacked   them   Mr.   Stout  said that a few of them were still  living and he believed that the  the leader of the band was still  in   that   vicinity.    "Oh. it was  nothing  for us. to _ have a fight  with the Indians, but the trouble  was mostly overcome when Captain Snider made peace with them  ���at Lytton on August  11th, '58,  though many of the -whites had  then been murdered. They were  going to wipe us all off the face  of the earth, but they found out  that they couldn't do it."  There: are many incidents in  the life���of Edward Stout that are  woven into the very warp and  woof of the history of this province and he is possibly the only  survivor of the men who entered  the -early pioneer life in this land.  He it was who with his partner,  < <i  Dutch Bill" Deitch, discovered  Williams   Creek,   one    of    the  wealthiest   gold   camps   in   the  Cariboo.    That was in 1861.    He  afterwards found Stout's Gulch,  another  rich  claim.    For years  he was the trusted  boatman  on  the Fraser for the Hudson's Bay  Co. and Oppenheimer Bros., and  made   semi-annual    trips   from  Quesnel to Westminster  with  a  boat load of miners.    It was a  dangerous  voyage  and  covered  eight days but with an intimate  knowledge   of   the   treacherous  waters  of the  Fraser he never  had a mishap.    His  craft which  he constructed prior  to the trip  was along the  lines of the old  French   bateau   and    time   and  again would he have to portage  over a portion of the river bank  where too much danger lurked in  the   waters.     He   would   carry  twenty  miners  in   every   load.  After that he was appointed  to  the   office  of   boatman  for the  Hudson's  Bay  Co.   and  for ten  years    he     would    boat   with  ten tons of goods  from  Yale  to  Lytton and. at the  latter  place  met the pack trains  from  Kamloops and Nicola as well as Cariboo to which he  would transfer,  the goods.    The  trip would  require about sixteen days and was  generally made at.low tide.   -  The rush up the Fraser, construction days in old Yale, the  coming and going of big men in  the province all form pages in  the life story of this wonderful  man. But time has dealt kindly  with him, for though eighty-four  years of age he is hale and hearty  and as active as a man many  years his junior.  Born in Bavaria,   Germany, he  left the fadderland in the fail of  '46, and after a voyage of forty-  two days landed  in New  York.  By  boat to   Milwaukee   he   remained in the Wisconsin  capital  for three years when he started  overland  across  the   plains  for  California.    There was no Union  Pacific or other  transcontinental  then, but it was a seven months'  tramp across  a wilderness with  naught   but a faithful  team of  oxen.    The. late  John - Allay  of  Yale   was  one   of   Mr.   Stout's  partners. .  - Mining in Georgetown, Eldorado county, California, for several years he saw much of the  early life in the gold fields. The  late Alex. Coutlee, one of Nicola's pioneers, was one * of his  earliest friends and many are  the interesting-tales he can tell  of their companionship.' '"'     ���  But the gold fever was soon to  lure him on into, newer fields and  Continued on page 17.  '     -.    - - "      '       -    " ',    t.    -      '     ���     s'   '  ���  V,  The future of Merritt as a Commercial, Industrial and  Mining centre is now assured  The Kettle Valley Railway will be Built  "at   An   Earlir   Oafr**  o^, 6  THE NICOLA YALLEY NEWS  Friday, April 22, 1910  ^rmimiiu'Let    us   employ these  sidehills  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS j more larRely  and employ  some  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY     ��� 0f  the   more  fertile  lands   for  Subscription $2.00 a year, in   advance, j agriculture and fruit growing.  . Six months $1.00 A number of syndicates have  editor     - - -     s. n. dancey       ; already sought to secure some of   ��__.________! these lands but without success.  =______=___-- _--- - ; The greatest obstacle they had to  ^r'-^^'^r'l^SoVeo!combat was the exorbitant price  days. sr,.(io for 30 days. _ | imposed   by   the  owner oi  the  land.    It  is, true  that   a   land  owner has a" perfect right to fix  | his  own price,   and it rests entirely with himself whether he  1 accepts a certain bid or whether  he  refuses  it, . but there should  always be a little  reason in his  claim.  Oftentimes have we heard men  of the growing importance and  proportions of Merritt, to give  him an assistant.  Classified   advertising   10 words for   25   cents,  ���extra words 2 cents.  Special rates   furnished for larjre contract ad-  vertisintf-  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box W Merritt. B.C.  MR. BORDEN SOLID.  The Princeton  Star  says that  .mutiny    exists    against  R.    L  mutiny    exists   against   K.    L.. j gay that they were going to hold  Borden the federal leader of the j       f        certain figure simply be-  Conservati ve party and attributes  it to lack of personal magnetism  on the part of Mr.'Borden. Nothing- was ever farther from the  truth, It is true that there has  ���been some'agitation against the  opposition leader but it has come  _ from a source that harbors a  lardge share of Liberal press and  supporters. Mr. Borden is one  of the ablest men in Canadian  public life and it ill becomes any  journal to direct an attack against  him. He is one of those men  who is bold enough to be honest  out for a certa in figure simply be  cause they knew that a party of  industrious men was seeking his  land in order to convert it into a  productive farm. It is one of the  greatest obstacles that we as a  people have to combat and we  trust that the big land owners of  Nicola, valley; will employ the  fullest measure of reason in  negotiating any deals that involve the conversion of waste  land into productive farms.  WORDS OF WARNING  \viiui��uumcuvu5�� w��   ���  .   Never before in the  history of  _and honest enough to be bold and j ]y[erritt has there   been  such  a   i' -i-U^     -P _v% /-_���/-_*���       r_-P-     G^rvrn  :.u-.^    -P_-v���  n+nvn<_1 T7irr_  A report from -Winnipeg   is to  the effect that Robert C. Edwards  editor of   the  Eye Opener,   has  been   committed  for  trial .on a  charge    of    publishing   obscene  literature.    In some  circles  this  news   will occasion   widespread  satisfaction.    The   Eye    Opener  has been doing a . splended  missionary service for  Canada   and  has been largely  responsible  for  the removal from  public life   of  some of the  men  whose morals  were not in keeping with the high  standards   that our public   life  should represent.    It is true that  "Bob" Edwards,, as  he   is more  familiarly known to    the   newspaper fraternity, publishes matter that might well be eliminated  but aside from that he is accomplished infinitely more for Canada  than the religious fanatics  who  continue to persecute him.    It is  a well known  fact that his prosecution is being abetted by some  of the men whose indecent public  acts were   exposed by the same  Edwards.  NOTICE  NOTICE is hereby given that sittings 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 be  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 and criminal.  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 crim-.  inal.  City   of New   Westminster,    25th   May,   19ie.  Civil "and ci-iminal.        *���  Town of Clinton,  26th May,   1910.     Civil   and  ci'iminal.  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.  Bv Command.  HENRY ESSON YOUNG,  Provincial Secretary  Provincial Secretary's Office,  2nd March, 1910.  never has the, finger    of-  scorn  - been directed against him in  his  " public  career.    His  conduct    is  clean and    free, from  the licentiousness  that charrcterizes the  .   conduct of so many of our public  men   today.    They    attack  Mr.  Borden on the same grounds that  they attacked Sir James Whitney  prior to  his elevation to the pre-  " miership of Ontario but since Mr.  Whitney has taken" the reins of  power he is acknowledged on all  sides as the  greatest leader  the  province ever had, The same will  . be true of Mr. Borden.  SUBDIVISION  One of the most potent factors  , in the growWand~development  of Nicola valley will surely be a  reasonable system of subdivision.  The days  when large  tracts  of  land should be vested with  one  man  and  should be given  over  solely to grazing  are past and  with  the    modern  methods   of  irrigation hundreds  of acres  of  land that heretofore have  been  non- productive should become a  producing agency.  We do not desire to discourage  1   the cattle  industry because we  still believe it is one of the most  valuable   industries, we   have.  ��� But there are thousands of acres  of grazing lands on our sidehills  ; covered  with   luxurious   bunch  } grass   that   could  not   well be  '. adapted to cultivation but would  serve as a splendid grazing field.  strong necessity for eternal vigilance on the part of the police as  there is today.    During the past  two or three weeks  many Strang  and . suspicious  characters  have  come into the town and.their presence here is not only distasteful  to the citizens but   a  menace  to  the public safety.  . With construction days for the  Kettle Valley line fast approaching there  will  be  an  unlimited  number of these worthless characters about and the police would  do well to remember the old adage  that "eternal    vigilance  is    the  price of safety." It has been the  history of  every  town. or    city  where railroad  construction has  been-in-pregress-that^tteTe_is_a.  deluge of bad men f rem all parts  of the globe.They generally travel  in the    vanguard   and  the announcement    that    construction  would start in  Merritt   early in  June has already   had the effect  of luring many of those   men  to  this district.   The   only remedy  is to keep a close watch  and   as  soon as this class of people reach  town turn their faces  the other  way and   keep: them going.    It  requires a strong hand but we believe that in Constable Clark we  have a most efficient officer and a  man who appreciates his duty. It  would be good policy, however,  on the part of the government,  not  alone   because   of  the   approaching construction era with  its attendant evils,  but because  . The Prince Rupert Empire how  issues a daily edition. the  northern- terminal of the Grand  Trunk Pacific must surely be  growing fastah'd it redounds to  the patriotism and enterprise of  the management of The Empire  that this popular paper will be in  the vanguard of the onward  march to greater prosperity-  standing out as a sentinel -to  guide the destinies of the thriving community in which it has  its field and home.  Buy Your Girl a  Box of Bon Bons  New stock of Candies and confectionery has just arrived and  prices are right.  Elsewhere in this paper will be  found the list-of names which it  is proposed to strike off the list at  the next sitting of the court of  revision on Monday, May 2nd.  It "devolves upon every voter to  Rt.iiHy-this.list carefully and well  and thus facilitate the work that  Mr. Christie has undertaken. It  is imperative that the list be  purged of all names of dead rnen  or those removed from the riding.  BILLIARDS AND POOL  TONSORIAL PARLORS  W.  E.   BROWN  ��� OLD LEONARD   STAND  NOTICE  Geo. H. Broughton, P. L. S.,  D. L. S., graduate in Civil  Engineering Toronto University,  is now at Princeton, B. C.  El  ��� ���<?:���  I  Land Act Notice  Nicola-Kamloops Land District.  Yale District.  Take notice that I. A. W. Strickland, of Nicola,  BC   occupation bank manager, intends to-apply  I^r permission to purchase thef ollowing described  lafSmmencini? at a post planted 40 chains north of  thSn^rthwest corne? of. Lot 573, thence 40 chains  northV thence 40 chains east, thence 40 chains  sduth and thence 40 chains west to point of commencement.  .,   A  Dated April 11th, 1910.  W. STRICKLAND, Applicant  Stanley Kirby, Agent  10-18  The Key to the  Situation  If you are looking for a situation  a Classified "Want Ad. is the key  which will unlock the door to the  private office of the business man.  He is too busy to interview alt  . promiscuous callers, but you can  catch his attention and secure  an appointment by a "Situation  Wanted" ad. _��affi_s*��_HZffis_a&sl  ^_:���s^^lis=^��___������_^���.   Teawr  Friday, April 22, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  BASEBALL LOOKING UP  There was a good lively practice of the baseballists last Sunday afternoon and the boys are  rapidly rounding into form. A  few more practices and a strong  team will be available that will  make the best of them go.  Princeton has asked for a game  with a Nicola valley team and  they will be asked to participate  in the tournament on May 24 and  25.  ���o ���  OPENING OF LEAGUE  The opening of the Northwestern baseball league take place tomorrow with Vancouver at  Spokane and Tacoma at Seattle.  Fans are beginning to figure 3 at  thatthe real race will be between  Vancouver and Seattle with the  Beavers as favorites.  The tennis courr on the Diamond Vale property near the  old offices is now in pretty good  shape though there are a few  finishing touches to provide.  With a tennis club organized at  Merritt there is no reason why  an enjoyable and successful season could not be had.  Joe Gans has refused to help  Jack Johnson train because he  says that his purse strings are  too tight.  Junction point with C. P. R.  mainline and Nicola branch.  Good hotel accomodotion.  Porter meets all trains.  Guests   receive   the   very  best of attention.  A.    ClemeS,    Proprietor  Now that the soccer players  have got busy the local management should try and arrange  for some outside games. Kamloops and Ashcroft both have  football teams and there is some  talk of taking Nicola valley into  the series for the Bulman-Vasey  cup.  There are twenty-two candidates for positions on the Vancouver lacrosse team.  A big marathon meet is booked  for San Francisco pretty soon.  Both Jeffries and Johnston are  training hard.  In a Sunday game at -Lady-  smith, the Callies of Vancouver  won from the home team by a 5  to 3 score. The Callies is one of  the professional soccer teams.  FRUIT GROWER'S MEETING  Last week's convention of the  fruit growers in Kamloops was_  not only large and representative  but will result in much good to  the industry as a whole. Questions immediately affecting fruit  growing as well as transportation  charges were discussed and resolution passed. Representatives  of the transportation companies  were present and gave every as^  surance that freight rates would  be readily adjusted to meet the  growing requirements of the  trade. An effort to secure the  Australian trade was launched  and agents of the steamship  companies agreed ^to give.pre-  ference to Canadian: fruife,K>M;  Palmer was elected- president of  of the association wtth R. M.  Winslow. of Victoria, secreary-  treasurer.  also investigate the South Nicola  coal fields in which he is interested and it is not unlikely that  plans will be matured to operate  the property.  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  Coal    Coal    CoaS  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 Merritt for  $10.00 per 2 Ton Lots  Cash with order     Prompt delivery  \  Jos. Graham, M^r  ���. .v  P.O. Box   17  Merritt, B.C.  When in  WILL DEVELOP PROPERTY  Charles Lambert, the well  known mining man of Vancouver,  will be up in this district in a few  days arid will go out to Granite  Creektolobk over his claims there.  While gold and copper are sough  the promoters are confident that  they will locate platimun in good  quantities.    Mr.   Lambert    will  BISHOP DART DEAD  The Right Rev. Bishop Dart  passed away at New Westminister last Friday after a lingering illness. The funeral took  place on Monday. He had been  bishop of New Westminster since  1895 and this district being under  his jurisdiction he was well know  4^_rt -*Wn*MT     IV*    l/\/l��l llTT   -  -  NICOLA  ... call at the ...  Commercial  The lumber mills in the Fernie  district have now commenced  operations for the season.  Fort George has constituted a  school board, consisting of C. W.  Moore, W. D.   Kennedy and J.  Parker Buckle,   the  last named  of whom will be secretary.    The  first business transacted  by the  board was.the selection of a site  for a school.  The newly organized board of  trade in Quesnel has elected "A.  W. Cameron president, S. L.  Hilburn vice-president, Mr. Hill  secretary; and Messrs. Healy,,  Holt, Ewing, Kepner and Yorston  executive committee.  Hotel  for  a good   square meal.    Best   ot  accomodation and comlort  - FOR SALE -  SOME GOOD  AND  Rate $1.50 per dav  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  Metallifferous and   Alluvial De-  posits^Cattle^Ranches andFfuit"  Lands in the���  SIMILKAMEEN AND  NICOLA VALLEYS  FRANK BAILEY  M. C. M. I.  MERRITT,        PRINCETON,        HEDLEY  and VANCOUVER  A. R. CARRINGTON & CO.  GENERAL MERCHANT  Our prices are right   Full stock in all departments'  Nicola's Oldest Store  A.   R.   CARRINGTON & CO. 8  THE NICOLA: VALLEY;NEWS  Friday, April 22, 1910  Provincial News  Kamloops will have a big Victoria Day celebration.  The Revelstoke shops of the  C. P. R. will immediately be enlarged and improved so as to employ 500 men.  President Taft attended a ball  game in Washington the other  day and is now hailed as the  f r>t.p.rasiden--baseball fan.  Princeton has a new planing  mill and it is operated by J. P.  Waddell, manager of the Similk-  ameen Lumber Co..  The Columbia Coal and Coke  Co. are about to^ employ a diamond drill on their property on  the north fork of the Granite  river���Princeton Star.  " The contract for the construction of that part of the V. V. &  E. between Princeton and Chilli-  wack has been awarded and  work will be rushed to an early  completion.  There was a rather disastrous  fire in Kamloops last week a portion of the Queen's hotel and  several Chinese houses being  destroyed.  The provincial government intends to build a 25-mile wagon  road between Downie creek, and  the head of navigation on the Columbia river at Goldstream.  The Vermillion Forks Co. has  started the construction of a  waterworks system for Princeton.  The Fraser. River mills, the  largest mill in the world, were  sold, to eastern capitalists last  week for $20,000,000. D.D.Mann  is largely interested.  William Dobson, proprietor of  the Grand Pacific hotel at Kamloops, died in a Victoria hospital  last week as the result of a paralytic stroke. He was well known  through this district. .  Armsrong has appointed a committee to inquire into engineering  matter relating to electric^lightsT  with a view to acquiring a steam  plant doubl the capacity of the  bresent one.  A seam of coking coal, mixed  with shale, has been struck at 262  feet from the mouth of the tunnel  at Midway mines. It is four feet  wide and the discovery has created some excitement in Greenwood, where many people hold  stock in the company.  The funeral of the late Robert  Tatlow in Vancouver last week  was the largest and most impressive ever witnessed in the province: Public, private and social  lif e, industrial arid commercial as  well as military were all   thor  oughly represented. The pallbearers were Hon. R. McBride,  Hon. F. J. Fulton, F. C. Gamble.  R. Marpole, Campbell Sweeney  and F. M. Chaldecott.  A company to be known as the  Vancouver-Kamloops Trust Co.  has been organized. One of the  most interested parties is Mr.  Don von Cramer manager of the  Vancouver Trust Co. and for  some time provincial head of the  Empire Accident and Assurance  Co.  A party of English tourists in  charge of F. W. Frier, editor of  The Colonizer, will leave England  April 23rd and will visit every  part of Bsitish Columbia including Nicola Valley:;. They will  comprise persons with a capital  of not less than $2500 and are  coming here with a view to locating for mixed, farming or  fruit growing.  At the annual meeting of the  Keremeos board of tradd the following officers were e'ested: Hon.  president, W. H.. Armstrong;  hon. vice-president. G. C. Murphy  president George Kirby; vice-  president, J. R. Shaw; secretary-  treasure J. A. Brown; council, J.  J. Armstrong, E. M. Crooker,  John Knudson, A. Robertson,  R. Elmhirst, W. M. Frith, J. M.  Young and G. G. Keeler.  NOTHING DOING HERE  In the house of commons at  "Ottawa last week Mr. Murphy introduced a bill to amend the  Canada. "Temperance" Act which  has for its object the application  of the Scott Act to British Columbia.  FOR SALE���Eggs for hatching, black breaded  game, $1.50 per setting of 15.  R. M. WOODWARD,  Lower Nicola, B. C.  Stock Owners  I have arriving shortly from the  East four Durham Bulls���prize  winners���and also one Clyde  Stallion which I invite your inspection. ���  The Hackney Stallion owned by  Douglas Lake Cattle Co. will  stand for the season at the Nicola Stock Farm commencing May  1st; and will travel between  Coutlee and Nicola one day a  week if required.  R. H. WINNY  ��� Nicola Stock Farm.  Kamloops " ,  Under new management this popular  hostelry is now in a better position than  ever to cater to the wants and requirements of the travelling public.  One of the best equipped and most  modern hotel bnildings in the Interior.  E. GESNER, Manager, Kamloops, b.c.  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. .   ..  Headquarters  Vancouver, B.C.  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 Kirby, Pr6Prietor  Nicola Lake  British Columbia  mill  armin  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. o  Friday, April 22, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  SUCCUMBED TO INJURIES  James Williamson, the Middlesboro miner, who was so  seriously injured at the mines  over one week ago, died last  Saturday at 4 o'clock. His condition grew more and more critical despite all that medical  skill could do. His weakened  state prevented an operation his  injuries being mostly   internal.  The funeral took place Monday  errnment has completed plans  whereby all lands adaptable tp  settlement will be available at the  end of the year. This will be. a  big boon to settlement throughout this province.  . . ���  ���- ��� o- -������ -:/'' . -'���������  PLATINUM IN TULAMEEN  Tulameen and its tributaries  have long been noted for its platinum products and  many   scien-   r ^   tists from  different parts of the  afternoon the services being con- globe have been there since  1900  ducted by Rev. J. W. Hedley.    A "  pathetic feature of his death was  that the deceased was the sole  support of his widowed mother  in England. He came out to  this country a few years ago  with his father and the latter  was also killed while working in  a mine.  MAY LOCATE HERE  E: V. Shaw, the well known  Kamloops real estate broker,  came over to Nicola and Merritt  in his automobile last Sunday.  He was accompanied by W. Kelly  and J.- Grove. Mr; Shaw is  thoroughly seized of the importance of this district and is seriously considering plans to locate  here. He will return in a few  days and look ever the local situation more carefully.  looking for its source:   Last sum  mer was the first time  it   was  found in place in paying quantities  In    three    different    places,   or  ledges on Coutney mountain, the  mother rock of platinum has been  found.    Coutney mountain is volcanic, in   which  pyroxene   predominates, there being also magnetite of iron, copper and nickel,  The rock in  which  the platinum  has peen found is  in  characteristic dikes, after the manner of  veins.    It    is   a  dark     looking  pyroxonite containing magnetite  of iron, nickel, cobalt, 3 p.c. copper and from half to two ounces  platinum, 1 oz.. osmiridium, also  $3 in gold and 6 oz. in silver per  ton.    Further informiation will be  given as development proceeds.  COUNTY COURT  The sitting of the County Court  of Yale which was scheduled for  Nicola on April 14, has been deferred until April 26th.  W. N. ROLFE,  Registrar.  ���u-?A?S NOTICE that Euphemia Rabbit, of Tulameen River, B. C., farmer's  wile, intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described lands,  known as Lot 1,867, Yale Division of  i ale district, containing some 27 acres  fu bounded on the xest aud south by  the lulameen River, and on the north  by Lot 152, and bounded partially on  the east by Lot 1,865.  Dated January 29th, 1910.  EUPHEMIA RABBITT,  Thomas Rabbitt, Agent.  is  the best  investment you can  get and this is particularly  7. true of  S  -ii  REALTY  MINING AT SUMMIT CITY  Arthur Hygh came down from  Otter Flat Sunday., night and  will stay for a few days with  his brother, George E. Hygh, at  the Merritt hotel. Mr. Hygh  reports that there is a splendid  outlook in his district. Charles  Law keeps a number of men employed on his claims near Summit city and there appears to be  a good supply of copper and  gold.  HALLEY'S COMET VISIBLE  Halley's comet is at last visible and-may-be seenin-the-eariy  morning sky towards the north  east. It rises an hour and a  half before the sun and steadily  earlier and is eight degrees  north of the sun's track. It will  remain in the morning sky for  about one month and will then  transfer to the evening sky. It  is travelling 110,580 miles an  hour.  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  Land Act Notice  Take notice that I, Edgar Newton  Brown, of Vancouver, lawyer, intend  to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:���Commencing at a post planted about haif a mile  south-west of Newkirk's Pre-emption  No. 776; thence running 40 chains east,  160 chains south, 40 chains west, 160  chains north to point of commencement, and containing 640 acres, more  or less.    --���������-'  EDGAR NEWTON BROWN  J. S. Morgan, Agent  Dated 9th November, 1910.  The future railway* centre of the  interior. No place outside of  Vancouver has made more sub-,  stantial progress during the past  two years.  SURVEYING THE LAND  , With $300,000 apnropriated  for the > work there will be an  unusually busy season for the  Surveyor General's department  at yictoria. . There a$e scores .of  ���survey parties either in the field  or all ready to go and   the gov-  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION  Education Office,  ��� Ii Is hereby notified that."^'feSSSg^  Council of Public Instruction has been plS_fed to  W. P. Argue, B.A.  Miss Jeanotte A. Cann. B.L.  John S. Gordon, B.A.  J. HI Henry, B.A.  Stanley W. Mathews, M. A.  E. B. Paul, M.A.  G. E. Robinson, B.A.  E rnestH. Russell, B. A.  S. J. Willis, A. A.  David Wilsoii, B. A.  And the following Public School Inspectors to be  sub-dxaminers. to take charge of the various ex!  animation centres throughout the-Province-and  to mark candidates m Reading ��� rr��vince, ana  ��� '.G.-H. JDeane. -���_."-.  J. D. Gillis,       ' - -  Thomas Leith.  A. E. Miller,  Albert Sullivan.   ,  ALEXANDER ROBINSON,  ���    Superintendent of Educbtion.  Land Act Notice  KAMLOOPS   DIVISION   OF YALI  DISTRICT  District  of Nicola.  Take notice that  I,   Edgar  Newton  Brown, of Vancouver, lawyer, intends  to apply  to   the  Hon.   Chief Commissioner of Lands for permission to purchase the following described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted at the  northeast corner and one half mile distance in a southerly direction of preemption 776,  in Newkirks Vought Valley;   thence   running   east   80   chains;  thence south 80 chains; thence west 80  chains; thence_ north.80 chains to point  of commencement,- and containing 640  "ecres, more or less.  EDGAR NEWTON BROWN  Wm. F. Gibson, Agent  Dated December 21th, 1909.  The very fact that so much outside capital is coming- into the  city is evidence of the attractiveness of the field for investment.  G. N. R. Divisional Base will be  located in Kamloops. For information address  Dalgleish & Corbett  REAL ESTATE BROKER  We do the  biggest  business in our lin-  in Kamloops.  Land Act Notice.  Nicola District, Kamloops Division  of Yale.   T_ake_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 chains; 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  We improve with age  The Grand  Pacific   Hotel  ���G  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  lia m loops  . t y*f M'\u;�� c+i  NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS  All changes for advertisements ap  pearing in the Nicola Valley News,  must bo in the hands of the print'  ers no later than Wednesday night  No guarantee can otherwise be given  that the changes will be made.  .APPOINTMENTS  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE  His Honour the Lieuteuant-Governor in Council  has been pleased to appoint the undermentioned  persons to be Commissioners for taking- Affidavits  in the Supreme Court, for the purpose of acting  under the Provincial Elections Act" in the  Electoral District in which they reside. Such ap-  pointements will expire on the 21st day of December, 1916.  1st March, 1910.  Yale Electoral District.  J. F. Hyland,- W. McIntyre, A. Jackson, C  CMA"H*va2,d,s-Hyland, rf Merritt; F. S.Gay  and R.>W. W. Reid, of Middlesboro; W. McNeil  of Aspen Groue; A. Goodison, of Coutlee; and J.  C. Laycock, of Mamette Lake.  o  *r ^ ._.���,,,���    23rd March, 1910.  S. N. Dancey and T. V. Curtin, of Merritt.  Lytfon's Popnlar Hofelry  Baiilie Hotel  Good   Meals," Good Comfortable  Beds and Best Serv'ce.     Rates  Reasonable.  Walter C Keeble  Proprietor,  LYTTON, B.C.  Notice is hereby griven that the date for holding: sittings of the Supreme Court at the Town of  Cljnton, as a Court of Assize, Nisi Prius, Oyer  and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, has  been changed from the 26thof May to the 3rd day  of Mtjyv.1910.  ' Bp Command.  H. E. YOUNG,  ���..,��� ^       Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  10th March, 1910. 123  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, April 22, 1910  What Our Correspondents  . Have to Say  SAVONAS  The machinery of the Monarch  Lumber Company's mill here >as  been overhauled and in a short  time the season's operations  will commence. The company  .expects to make a big cut- this  year.  .   The town hall was filled to the  doors on Friday evening  last on  the occasion of a performance by  the McKenzie company.    A good  programme   was  presented and  the audience was  well  satisfied  with   the   evening's   entertainment.    An informal  dance took  .place after the show.  Douglas Shields, a brother of  James Shields, has arrived here  from the east and intends to  make Savonas his home.  Mrs; C. M. Marpole has left  the hosnital at Kamloops for the  ooast. Her many friends will be  glad to learn that her health is  improving. ��  Mr. T. C. Cooney intends  shortly..to^k�� a lengthy holiday.  A.s " Tommy'! has. been hard at  work for the past two or three  years, he has well earned a vacation.  Mr. Frank Allen was in town  from' Summit ranch last week.  He was driving his well known  stud, Admiral Togo, who looks  better than ever this spring.  Mine Host Ferguson of the  Lakeview hotel is confined to his  room with illness. Adam's many  friends will wish him a speedy  recovery.  Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cornwall  of Kensington  ranch  were visitors to Savonas last week.    While  ���in-SavonaSr-Mr. _Cor_nwall_puj>  Mile creek was in town' last |  week. So were Mr. and Mrs. j  Thomas Smith, also of Three;  Mile Creek.  Mr. and Mrs. Leslie /Leighton  and  Miss E. E.   Leighton were,  visitors to Kamloops last week,   i  i  It is expected that Mr. Smith \  Curtis will shortly let a contract j  for the irrigation ditch on thei-  Indian reserve at Deadman'sj  Creek which he has leased from;  the Indians for a lengthy  term.  Mr. George Johnson who recently located s&me promising  mineral claims on Copper creek  has just returned to oJ.vcn..c  after doing the assessment work. J  Mr. Thomas Wilson, the enterprising proprieter of the  Savonas stores, is reported to be  contemplating the addition of  several departments to his mercantile emporium.  The engagement of Mr. Hawk j  Norris of Messrs. Norris  Bros.,  saddlers,     Kamloops,    to   Miss  Muriel    Ridley    is    announced.  Miss Ridley came out from  Eng- j  land last year on a  visit to   relatives near Kamloops.    She is  now en route to the Old  Country  the wedding being arranged  to  take place in New York in the  fall.  Mr. John Shields of  Ashcroft  was in Savonas on Saturday.  Home of the travelling public.  Everything directed to the best  -comfort and convenience of the  guests.  Rates $2.00 a day.  Special inducement to boarders.  GEORGE  ��  PROPRIETOR  MERRITT  BRITISH COLUMBIA  Never Mind About Halley's Comet  .  but bear in mind that  MERRITT  will hold a  Big Celebration on May 24 and 25  Full Particulars Later,  errttt Livery and Feed Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses.    Express meets  all trains.    Buggies for hire.  A. J. COUTLEE, Prop.,        -       Merritt, B.C.  chased quite a string of horses,  most of which have since been  sold for shipment to the coast.  Mr. Leslie Cameron, manager  of the Monarch Lumber Co. returned on Friday from a trip to  his old home at Milestone, Sask.  He reports that the farmers in  Saskatchewan are making good  progress in getting in their crops.  The influx of settlers is so great  that one night recently no less  than 300 slept in the skating  rink at Regina.  The death occurred on Friday  night of Petel, one of the head  Indians on theDeadman's Creek  reservation. He married as his  first wife a daughter of Louis,  Chief of the Kamloops Indians.  Mr.  Lewis   Harris  of  Three  LOWER NICOLA !  Dr. Hone, who was until recently in charge of the mission  school at Shulus reserve, left on  Monday's train for Vancouver. He  was accompanied by his nephew,  Maurice"Berryr^^   ���j���  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The choicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand.   l_.     _ ���. -ITT- _L.___1_1 _-__-.  Quite a little excitement was  felt on Tuesday, when a bush fire  which originated in the bush  about half a mile below the station, and hear the railroad track  spread until dangerously near  the residence of B. Bewley. On account of the strong wind at the  time it was difficult to keep the  fire back but the "several willing  men around stayed with their task  until all danger was past. For-  turnatly therei was no serious  damage done.  ' Messrs Gray and SHivels have  how got all their mining timbers  accross? ;onthe north b&nk of the  river.;, The lajst^few warm days  have caused the river to raised  considerable.  FreWFish���Eggs^and-Vegetables^  T. HESLOP, p����p.  J  ..-.i  The Beauty Spot of British Columbia  HOPE  ���    Picturesquely situated along the baiiks of the Fraser River and ~  a history as romantic-as the place is beautiful.  Coiquahalla Hotel  We can offer you scenic beauty, comfort aVidpleasure-v^iat  more do you want. { Good hunting and fishing.    Future railroad centre.  ^Colq^ahallk; Hotel    ;; '      "��P* &$W-  J'!  V ���  It  I Friday, April 22, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  11  ' 'i  ft  M. L. Grimmett went to Ashcroft Wednesday morning returning last night.  Miss Rhodes of Nicola spent a  few days this week renewing  acquaintances around Merritt.  their business the following day  and return to the mainline. It  is such a service as this that  brings people to the district who  otherwise might not come.  Merritt as well as the elevation of  existing siding. The track between merritt and Nicola has been  placed in good repair.  -O-  -O-  The work of grading streets  in the Conklin estate property is  progressing most satisfactorily.  -o-  A Scotch concert company held  forth in Pooley's hall, Nicola,  Tuesday night "and there was a  fairly good attendance.. Following the concert an impromptu  dance was given.  Many new houses are being  built in Merritt and everywhere  there are evidences of prosperity.  A healthy sign is in the fact that  of the majority of the lots  sold recently houses will be  erected on thsm. With a steadily  ; increasing population and so  ! much activity in building circles  a year of unprecedented prosperity is anticipated.  -o-  A. L. Dingee went to the  coast on Wednesday morning's  train. He well return to Merritt  early next week and will take up  his permanent residence here.  -o-  With the assurance of government assistance as forecasted in  The News some time ago it is  now almost a certainty that Merritt will have! sidewalks along  Quilchena-and.Nicola avenues as  well as Voght street.  William E. Potter, C. P. R.  station agent at Nicola with Mrs.  Potter left this week on a driving  trip to Kamloops and other points  through that district. They will  return some time early in the  week and go down to Vancouver  for a few days. During Mr.  Potter's absence the station work  will be handled by R. Waugh of  Fort William who was sent out  to relieve.  j What might have proved to be  ��� a disastrous fire occurred near  ! Lower Nicola Tuesday afternoon,  | and for a time the fine new home  oi B. Bewley was threatened.  Some parties started a fire to  burn up brush and it got beyond  their control with the result that  it required a strong force of men  to stem its tide and prevent  ssrious loss. The authorities  should see to it that no fire is  started with a high wind blowing  such as there was on Tuesday. A  heavy penalty should be imposed  on any party who should violate  this law.  J. B. Haddad, the well known  jeweller, formerly of Nicola, but  now of Vancouver and Mission,  came into the valley Monday  night and left by Tuesday morning's stage for Princeton and  Hedley.  . W. A. Jones, coal inspector at  the mines, has leased the Snider  house on Quichena Ave. His furniture has reached Merritt from  Coleman, Alta., and will immediately be installed.  Rev. Dr. Sipprell returned to  ]$ew Westminster on Tuesday  morning's train. During his stay  in the- valley he was a - "gueslTof  Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Carrington  at Nicola and other friends.  G. A. Whitely, organizer of  the Orange lodge in -British Columbia in company with J,_ A.  Duff, of Toronto, will visit Merritt lodge on the evening;' of  April 29th. They will-^entertained by the local memoirs "of  the order.  -o-  '4 Already there is a noticeable  improvement in the passenger  traffic on the local branch since  the daily, train service went into  operation; Travellers **are-now  enabled to get into the valley, do  I. Eastwood Jeft Monday morning for Vancouver on a combined  business and pleasure trip.  Frank Bailey has received the  appointment of-Notary Public  for Merritt from the provincial  government.  "J. G. Thynne and E. Todd  came down from Otter. Flat Sunday evening and stopped a couple  of days at Nicola and Merritt.  W. E. Green' and J. A. McVittie came up from Vancouver  Saturday night and will stop for  the summer months.. They expect a couple of motors in a few  days and will thus facilitate their  travels about the district. .  . The breaking up of a thousand  acres on the ranch of John N.  Moore at the head of the lake for  fruit growing under the auspices  of the B. C, Horticultural Estates,  Ltd., will be undertaken shortly.  The engineers have almost completed their end of the contract  amdrwiLLthendirect^thejr-.atten^  tion to the adjoining Collett ranch.  \X' ^ ���*��� * >.<������*���������*������~��k.v   ���. v.^'r-x-   -�� **'      -���    y ,     -    ���     -._.���*- ;  -.��'._ .-,"v-,  X-    ���*:-"*.> ���� ;;,   *'       -     .    .  ,.,-.y.-.;. -y ���"������-'-.'������������'���I0v���; ^i__-   ;  .    - ....  The.gang of Chinese laborers  in the employ of the C. P. R. foremen : McPherson was increased  this .week by. the .importation of  over fifty additional Orientals.  There is lofs of work to do in this  section including Jhe installation  of a siding behind: the station at  Evidences of the growth of  Merritt are found on every hand  but one of the latest is the establishment in commodious offices  over the Bank of Montreal of an  office of land surveyors and  irrigation specialists. The heads  of the firm are A. W. McVittie,  B.L.S., B.C.L.S. andL. S. Cokely  D.L.S.,B.C.L.S. They will, give  their attention .to provincial and  federal land surveys and make a  specialty, of irrigation work.  Both men are most capable in  these branches and their coming  to this district will mean a big  convenience in every way.  The new Coldwater hotel at  Merritt will soon be formally  onened to the public. A number  of the rooms are already being  used. It is one of the finest hos-  telries in the upper country.  The hospital addition which Dr.  G. H. Tutill is building at his  residence in the north end of  Merritt will soon be  completed.  James Pooley, is back from his  stay at Harriston Hot Springs.  Now that the government road  gang is in. this district the roads  are undergoing the necessary repairs. The road leading to Nicola at the foot of Conklin hill  has already been improved with  many loads of earth and gravel  and similar improvements are being-affected in other~parts._, The  LworkVof repairing the Princeton  road will be undertaken shortly.  EDWIN DALLEY  The cut of Edv\ in Dalley, whose  auto-biography appeared in. last  week's issue only reached this  office on Monday too late for public ation simultaneously with the  story. The cut is run in this  issue,-however, so as to give the  p. o le of Nicola Valley an opportunity to look again into the face  of a man who is recognized as  one of the earliest pioneers of  this district.       " ���     -  PUBLIC NOTICE  With a view to.the better preservation of the.Public Highways  the attention of the public is hereby 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 highways of that portion of the Province 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   .���'..'.  Charles Barton who is suffering from cancer shows little improvement. Dr. Kendall,: the Vancouver specialist; who was here  a few cays ago conducted an examination and has confirmed Dr.  Tutill *s   diagnosis.   oojetjc/jd* d'uxirAr^ ���  Wagons and 4 wheeled vehicles  shall not carry a load inexcerrof  the f olio wing:-  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 summary 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. ;  ���- r  ,������.   v ,1  1 ��_��    ' TSf���-***-*1***. ���  12  L��il_    _.-,!'>  jL.i__.Ei   tfEWS  Friday, April 22, 1910  i  By CHARLES KLEIN.  A Story of American Life Novelized From the Play by  ARTHUR   HORN BLOW.  .COPYRIGHT.     1906.     BY     G.     W.     DILLINGHAM     COMPANY  (Continve   from last week)  cision, involving a  large sum, and for  a day or two it was talked about.    But~  as it was the opinion of the most learned and honest judge on the bench no  one dreamed of questioning it.  Rut very soon ugly paragraphs began to appear in the newspapers. One  paper asked if it were true that Judge  Rossmore owned stock in the Great  ^Northwestern Mining company which  bad recently benefited so signally by  liis decision. Interviewed by a reporter Judge Rossmore indignantly denied  being interested in any way in the  Company. Thereupon the same paper  returned to the attack, stating that the  judge must surely be mistaken, as the  records showed a sale of stock to him  at the time the company was known  as the Alaskan Mining company.  When he read this the judge was overwhelmed. It was true then! They  had not slandered him. it was he who  had lied, but how innocently���bow. innocently!  His  daughter  Shirley,   who   was  his  greatest friend aud comfort, was then  in Europe.    She had gone to the continent to rest after working for months -  'on;a   novel   which  she -had  just  published.    His wife, entirely without experience in business matters and somewhat of an invalid, was helpless to &d-  vise   him.     But   to   his  old   and   tried  friend.   ex-Judge   Stott,   Judge   Rossmore explained the facts as they were:-  Stott shook his head.    "It's a conspiracy!"  he cried.    "And John   B.~Ryder  is behind it."    Rossmore refused to be- ,  Jieve that any man"could so deliberately try to encompass another's destruction, but when more newspaper stories  came out lie began to realize that Stott  was right and that'his enemies had indeed   dealt   him  a   deadly   blow.     One  ���newspaper   boldly   stated   that   Judge  Rossmore   was   doyvu   on   the   mining  company's    books    for    $50,000.   more  stock than he had paid for, and it .went  on to ask if this were payment for the  favorable decision just rendered.   Rossmore.  helpless, childlike as he was in  business   matters,   now   fully   realized  the seriousness  of  his  position.     "My  God!    My God!" he cried as he bowed  his head down on his desk.    And for a  ^vviiole-day-he-remained-cioseted-in^hia-"  . library, no one venturing near him. ;  As John Ryder sat there sphinx I ike  ���at the head of the directors' table he  reviewed all this in his mind. His own  IWt in the work was now done, and  well done, and he had come to this  ��ueeting today to tell them of his triumph. Cries of "The chnirl The  chair!" arose on every side. Senator :  Roberts leaned over to Ryder and  whispered something in his ear. i  With   an   acquiescent   gesture   John i  Ryder tapped the table with his gavel ,  and rose to address his fellow directors.     Instantly   the   room   was   silent !  again  as  the tomb.    One  might  have  heard a pin drop, so intense  wars the  attention.    All eyes were fixed on the  chairman.      The    air    itself    seemed  -charged   with   electricity   that   needed  ���but a spark to set it ablaze.  '  Speaking   deliberately    and    dispassionately,   the   master  dissembler   be-  ^gan.  They had all listened carefully, he  &aid, to what had been stated by previous speakers; The situation no doubt  ��xr*a xrtirv orltionl    hrit. thov  hiwl  tsronth.  ered worse storms, and he had every  reason to hope they would outlive this  storm. It was true that public opinion  was greatly incensed against the railroads and. indeed, against all organized capital and was seeking to injure  . them through the courts. For a time  this" agitation would hurt business and  lessen the dividends, for it meant not  only smaller annual earnings, but that  ;i lot of money must be spent in Washington.  The eyes of the. listeners, who were  hanging on every word, involuntarily  turned in the direction of Senator Roberts, but the latter, at that moment  busily engaged in rummaging among  a lot of papers, seemed to have missed  this significant allusion to the road's  expenses in the District of Columbia.  Ryder continued:  In his experience such waves of reform were periodical and soon wear  themselves out. when things go on  just as they did before. Much of the  agitation- doubtless was a strike for  graft. They would have to go down in  their pockets, he supposed, and then  these yellow newspapers and these  yellow magazines that were barking  at their heels would let them go. But  in regard to the particular case now at  issue���this Auburndale decision���there  had been no way of preventing it. Influence had been used, but to no effect. The. thing to do now was to prevent any such disasters in future by  removing the author of them.  The directors bent eagerly forward.  Had Ryder really got some plan up his  sleeve, after allV The faces around  the table looked brighter, and the directors cleared their throats and settled themselves down in their, chairs  as audiences do in the theater when  the drama is reaching its climax.  The board, continued Ryder with icy  calmness, had perhaps heard and also  seen in the newspapers the stories're-  garding Judge Rossmore and his alleged connection with the Great Northwestern company. Perhaps they had  not believed these stories. It was only  natural. He had not believed them  himself. But he had taken the trouble to inquire into the matter very  carefully, and he regretted to say-that  "the stories were true: In-faetr^tfrey-  were no longer denied by Judge Rossmore himself.  The directors looked at each other id  amazement. Gasps of astonishment,  Incredulity, satisfaction, were heard all  over the room. The rumors were true,  then?   Was it possible?   Incredible!  Investigation, Ryder went on, had  shown that Judge Rossmore was not  only interested in the company in  whose favor as judge of the supreme  court he had rendered an important decision; but, what was worse, he had accepted from that company a valuable  gift���that is, $50,000 worth of stock���  for which he had;.given absolutely  nothing in return unless, as some  claimed, the weight of his influence on  the bench. These facts were very ugly  and so unanswerable that Judge Rossmore did not attempt to answer them,  and the important news which he, the  chairman, had to announce to his fellow directors that afternoon was that  Judge Rossmore's conduct would be  made the subject of an inquiry by con-  THE EARTH HASN'T BEEN STRUCK BY  ALLEY'S COMET  but these who have visited our store are struck  with the splendid bargains that they get.  Let Us Fill Your Orders for  the  House.  When pricesare right and goods of the best it  makes a big difference to the housekeeper.  GIVE US A TRIAL.  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Our rooms are warm and  comfortable. *  JOHN   AVREY Proprietor  i  _  #\  m  "Si  '���1  Si Friday, April 22, 1910  13  r  Ryder  sat down,   and   p-ni le.nonin.n  broke    loo^e.    the   *I<��l!*_rIn��ci   divert >rs  .tumbling   over    each    other    in    their  eagerness to shake hands with th:�� man  who had saved them.    Ryder had Riven no hint that he had been a fat-tor in  the working   up   of  this   case  against  itheir common enemy, but the director*  .knew well  that he and  he alone  had  j been    the    master    mind    which    had  ' brought about the happy result.  CHAPTER III.  the  supreme reward of virtue  the good American is promised  a visit to Paris when he di.is.  Those,  however,  of our  sagacious  fellow countrymen  who can  af-  >ford to make the trip usually-manag.1  :to see Lutetia before crossing thc riv. r  Styx.     Most   Americans   like   Paris���  .some  like  it  so   well   that they   have  made    it   their    permanent    home���a 1-  1 though it must be added that in their  admiration    they    rarely    include    the  'Frenchman.    For that matter,  we or?  .not  as  a   nation   particularly   fond  o."  'any  foreigner,  largely  because, we c?o  ���not understand him, while the foreign-  ier for his part is quite willing to re-  jturn   the   compliment..    He  gives   lh_s  ��� Yankee  credit  for   commercial   smar:-  jness,   which   has   built   up   Americas  j great material prosperity, but he  ha*  the utmost contempt for our acquaintance with art aud no profound respect  for us as scientists.  The logic of this position, set forth iiY  ! Le   Soir   in   an   article   on   the   Now  | World, appealed strongly to Jefferson  , Ryder as he sat in  front of the Ca f o  de la Paix in Paris, sipping a sugared  vermouth.    It was 5 o'clock, the magi.-  : hour of the aperitif, when the glutton  ! taxes his wits to deceive his stomach  and work up an appetite for" "renewed  Me sat in jront of the Cafe de la Paix  in Paris. -   ^  gorging.     The   little   tables   were   all  occupied with the usual before dinner  crowd  .   Fascinated by the gay scene around  ��� him,    Jefferson    laid   the    newspaper  aside.    To the young. American, fresh  from  prosaic  money  mad  New  York,  the City of Pleasure presented indeed  a novel and beautiful spectacle.    How  different,    he   mused,   from   his   own  'city   with   one   fashionable   thoroughfare ��� Fifth     avenue ��� monotonously  lined   for  miles  with  hideous   brown-  stone,   residences   and   showing   little  real    animation    except    during    the  Saturday afternoon parade when the  activities ��of Ce smart set, male and  female,   centered   chiefly   in   such  exciting diversions as going to Huyler's  i for soda,s taking tea  at  the  Waldorf  and trying to outdo each other in dress  and show.   New York certainly was a  dull place  .vith all its boasted cosmopolitanism.  It was true, he thought, the foreigner  had indeed learned the'secret of enjoy--'  1 ing life.    There was assuredly some-  . thin or aIra  in  fhft world Jbevond   mere  money gefti ���������* :ris father was a  slave to it. b. rui'd never be.   He  was resolve! �� ;<t.   Vet. with all his  ideas of emancipation and progress,  Jefferson w.is a thoroughly practical  young man. He fully understood the  value of money, and the possession of  *.t was as sweet to him as to other  men. Only he would never soil his  soul in acquiring it dishonorably.  No, Jefferson was no fool.    He loved  money  for what  pleasure,   intellectual  or physical,  it could give him,  but he  would Mover allow money to dominate  his life as his father had done." His father, he knew  well,   was not a  happy  man.   neither   happy   himself   nor   respected by the world.    He had toiled  j all his life to make  his vast  fortune,  ;,and  now he toiled to  take care of it.  i Q'he galley slave led a life of luxurious  ease compared with John Burkett Ry-  jder.    Baited by the yellow newspapers  and  magazines,  investigated   by  state  ..committees,   dogged   bjr   process, serv-  ���ers, haunted  by beggars,  harassed  by  'blackmailers, threatened by kidnapers,  {frustrated  in   his attempts  to   bestow  'charity   by  the  cry  "tainted   money,"  certainiy the lot of the worms richest  1  man was far from being an enviable  one.  That is why Jefferson had resolved  ' to   strike   out   for   himself.     He   had  warded off the golden yoke which his  father proposed to put on his shoulders,   declining   the   lucrative   position  made for him in the Empire Trading  company, and he had gone so far as to  refuse also the private income his father   offered   to   settle   on   him.    He  would earn   his  own  living.     A  man .  who  has  his  bread  buttered  for him  seldom accomplishes anything, be had  said, and, while his father bad appeared to be angry at this open opposition  to bis will, he was secretly pleased al  his son's grit.   Jefferson was thoroughly in .earnest    If needs  be he would  forego  the  great  fortune  that  awaited   him   rather   than   be   forced   into  'questionable,business methods against  which his whole manhood revolted.  Jefferson  Ryder felt strongly  about  -these   matters   and   gave   them   more  thought   than   would   be   expected   of  most young  men  with  his  opportuni- -  ties.    In fact, he was unusually serious  for  his  age.     He was  not yet thirty,  but he had'done a great deal of reading, and he took a keen interest in all  the political and sociological questions  of the hour.    In personal  appearance  he was the type of man that both men  .-.nd women like���tall and athletic looking,   with  smooth face  and clean  cut  features.    He had the steel blue eyes  and the fighting jaw of his father, and  when he smiled he displayed two even  rows, of very white" teeth."  He was popular with men, oeing manly, frank and  cordial in his relations with them, and  women admired him greatly, although  they   ware   somewhat  intimidated   by  his  grave  and  serious   manner.     The  truth was that he was rather diffident  _^vi_th_wo_meu,_Jargely.^ow-ing-to^laek~--of���  experience with them.  He  had  never felt the  slightest  inclination for business.    He had the artistic temperament strongly developed,  and   his  personal   tastes   had   little < in  common    with    Wall    street   and    its  feverish stock manipulating.    When he  Avas younger he liad dreamed of a literary or art career.   At one time he had  even thought of going on the stage, but  it was to art  that he  turned   finally  From an early age he had shown considerable   skill   as   a   draftsman,   and  later a two years' course at the Academy of Design convinced him that this  was his true vocation.    He had begun  by illustrating for the book publishers  aud for the magazines, .meeting at first  with the usual rebuffs and disapppoirit:  ments; but, refusing to be discouraged,  he had kept on and soon the tide turned.    His drawings began to be accepted.    They appeared first in one magazine, then in another, until one day, to  his great joy, he received an order from  art  .mnAPtani- fi_t*m  cf ���r>nK__c1fr4_,rtt frt~  ���_ ~  wash drawing- to be used in  illustrating a  famous novel.    This was the beginning of his real success.    His illustrations   wore  talked  about almost  as  much as the book, and from that time  on "evcrythng was easy.     He   was   in  great demand   by   the  publishers,   and  very  soon   the young artist,  who   h.id  begun   his   career  of  independence o:i  nothing a year, so to speak, found himself in a  handsomely appointed studio  in Bryant park, with more orders coming in  than  he could  possibly  fill  ami  enjoying an  income of little less rhu.i  $5,000 a year.    The money was all  thy  sweeter to Jefferson in that he felt h.��  had  himself  earned   every   cent   of   it.  This summer he was giving himself a  well   deserved   vacation,   and   he   ha I  come to Europe partly to see Pari* and  the other art centers about  which   hi*  fellow students at the academy raved,  but   principally���although   this   he   did  i   not acknowledge   even   to   himself--...  i   meet   in    Paris   a   young- woman    in  whom he was mo.e than ordinarily  in-  -   terested���Shirley    Rossmore'.   dfirgh'or  of   Judge    Rossmore    of. the    United  States supreme  court,   who  had   come  abroad  to  recuperate after the   labors  on  her new novel. "The American  Oc-  ,   topus,"   a   book   which   was   then   the  talk of two hemispheres.  Jefferson  had  read  half a dozen  reviews of it in as many American pa- ,  pers that afternoon at the New   York !  Herald's reading room in  the Avenue |  de I'Opera, and he chuckled with glee I  as   he   thought   how   accurately   this i  young  woman   had  described   his   fa- |  ther.   The book had been published un- j  der  the   pseudonym   "Shirley   Green." '  and  he alone  had  been, admitted  into j  the  secret of authorship.    The critics |  all  conceded that- it was-the book  of j  the year, and  that it portrayed  with j  a   pitiless   pen   the   personalty   of   the j  biggest  figure  in   the  commercial   life \  of   America.     "Although,"   wrote   oue J  reviewer, "the leading character in the  book is given another name, there can  be no doubt that the author intended  .to give to the world a vivid pen portrait  of John. Burkett Ryder.    She has succeeded   in   presenting   a   remarkable  character study of the most remarkable man of his time."  He was particularly pleased with the  review*, not only for Miss Rossmore's  sake, bat also because his own vanity  was, gratified. Had he not collaborated on the book to the extent of acquainting the author with details of  his father's life and his characteristics .which no outsider could possibly have learned? There had been no  disloyalty to his father in doing this.  Jefferson admired his father's smartness, if he could not approve his  methods. He did not consider the book  an attack on his father,. but rather a  powerfully written pen picture of an  extraordinary man. ~  The acquaintance of his son with the  daughter of Judge Rossmare had not  escaped the eagle eye of Rj'der, Sr.,  and_m_uch_to_the_fiuancier!s_annoyance_  and even consternation he had ascertained that Jefferson was a frequent  caller at the Rossmore home.' He immediately jumped to the conclusion  that this could mean only one thing,  and fearing what he termed "the con*  sequences of the insanity ot immature  minds," he had summoned Jefferson  peremptorily to his presence. He told  his son that all idea of marriage in  that quarter was out of the question  for two reasons: One was that Judge  Rossmore was his most bitter enemy,  the other was that he had hoped to see  bis son, his destined successor, marry  a woman of whom he, Ryder, Sr., could  approve. He knew of such a. woman,  one who would make a far more desirable mate than Miss Rossmore. He  alluded, of course, to Kate Roberts,  the pretty daughter of his old friend,  ihe ; senator. The "family interests  would benefit by this alliance, which  <vas desirable from every point of  view.  TaffaroAn     h��_rl     1 .<:_ fv__r_fid'   rfiSDeCtfullST  nntil his father had finished and then  grimly remarked that only one point  of view had been overlooked���his own.  He did not care for Miss Roberts; he  did not think she really cared for him.  The marriage was out of the question.  - Whereupon Ryder, Sr.. had fumed and  raged, declaring that Jefferson was opposing his will as he always did, and  ending with the threat that if his son  married Shirley Rossmore without his-  consent he would disinherit him.  Jefferson was cogitating on these incidents of the last few  months when  suddenly   a   feminine   voice  whi'-h   he  quickly  recognized called out in  English:  "Hello! Mr.  Ryder."  Lie   looked   up  and  saw  two   ladies,  one young, the other middle aged, smiling at him from an open  fiacre which  had  drawn  up to the curb.    Jefferson,  jumped   from   his   seat,   upsetting   his  chair     and     startling     two     uervous  Frenchmen in his hurry, and hastened  out, hat in hand.  "Why. Miss Rossmore. what are yon  doing out driving?" he asked. "Yon  know you and Mrs. -Blake promised  to dine with me tonight. I was coming round to the hotel in a few moments."  Mrs. Blake was a younger sister of  Shirley's mother. Her husband had  died a few years previously, leaving  her a small income, and when she had  heard of her niece's contemplated trip  to Europe she had decided to come to  Paris to meet her and incidentally to  chaperon.'her. The two women were  stopping at the Grand Hotel close by,  while Jefferson had found accommodations at the Athenee.  Shirley explained. Her aunt wanted  to go to the dressmaker's; and she>herself was most anxious to go to the  Luxembourg Gardens to hear- the music. Would he take her? Then they ^  could meet Mrs. Blake at the hotel at  7 o'clock and al! go to dinner. Was  he willing?  Mrs. Blake said she would get. out  here. Her dressmaker was close by,  in the Rue Aiiber, and she would walk  back to the hotel to meet them at 7  o'clock. Jefferson , assisted her to  alight and escorted her as far as the  porte cocbere of the modiste's, a.couple  of doors away. When he returned to  the carriage, Shirley had already told  the coachman where to go. He got in. -.  and the fiacre started. ^  "Now,'^ said  Shirley,  "tell me what   -  you have been doing with yourself all  day." ; _  Jefferson was busily arranging the  faded carriage rug about Shirley,  spending more time in the task perhaps than was absolutely necessary*  and she had 'to repeat the question.  "Doing?" he echoed, with a smile.  "I've been doing two things���waiting  impatiently for 7 o'clock and incidentally reading the notices of your book."  Continued next week  When in North Bend stop at  C.P.R. 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 hostel ries along the line.  -V'J  C. J. Clarence  Manager _..-..______��)_=_-��..-a_-r"^.-w��rt_v��x__  L-__f._5r����-^-^_w>��*-2!5* .-saw. ** "_w__-________-V_S_*_l*r_i__a__  ..     _.  J   fr .  If  I  I  1!._>  IP  II:  p  lv:;:  Ki.v:'  14  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, April 22, 1910  Land Act   Notice  KAMLOOPS   DIVISION    OF  YALE  LAND DISTRICT .  District .of Nicola  Take notice that I, William Ogilvie  of  Vancouver,   solicitor,     intend     to  apply to    the    Hon.    Chief Commis ;  sionec   oi Lands  for    permission    t!  purchase    the     following     described  lands:���Commencing   at a post plant  ed at the  South-east    corner of Lot  770- thence running South 40 chains  . thence  40     chains    East,    thence  40  chains  North, thence 40 chains West  to  point  ot commencement,   and con  taining 160 acres more or less*  Dated December 21st.  1909.  WILLIAM OGILVIE  J.   S.  Morgan, Agent  Land Act Notice  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  District of Yale..  Take notice that I, Emmet Todd, of  Tulameen, occupation miner, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:���Commencing at a post planted 3-4 mile above  Rabbet's lower ranch, on the west bank  of Tulameen River, thence 60 chains  north, 20 chains west, 60 chains south  I 20 chains east to commencement.  EMMETT TODD    .  ! Dated Jan. 26, 1910  of commencement, and containing J.60  cres more or less;  LAURA R. MARSHALL  J. S. Morgan, Agent  Dated December 21st, 1909  -o-  Land Act Notice ^  KAMLOOPS  DIVISION  OF   VALE  LAND DISTRICT  NICOLA DISTRICT .  Take notice that I,   Adolphus   Fyall,  of Merritt. B.C., occupation salesman  intend 60 davs from date to    apply   to  the Chief Commissioner of Lands   and  Work for  permission   to purchase  the  following   described lands:���Commenc-  ng at a post planted at. the north-eas  corner of Lot 537, thence running west  60 chains,   thence   north   12  chains  to  southern boundary of Indian-Reserve,  thence east along boundary of   Indian  Reserve  to  the  Nicola  River,   thence  following the Nicola River in a south-  ery direction to the north-west corner  of Lot 534, thence south three chains to  point  of commencement containing 75  pacres more or less and described as Lo  177.  Kamloops   Division   of  Yale,   Nicola  ADOLPHUS FYALL  Dated February 7th, 1910.  Land Act Notice  District of Nicola.  Take notice that I, R.C. Lowry,  of  Vancouver,  engineer,    intend    to ap  ply   for permission  to purchase     the  following described lands:���Commene  ing about two miles Easterly of Lot  1,484;  thence  East '80 chains,  thence  North 80    chains,    thence    West    80  chains,   thence  South    80 chains    to  point  of commencement.  Dated  10th. December, -1909.  R.  C. LOWRY  W. E.   Green,   Agent  Land Act Notice  Kamloops ivision Land District.  district of yale  Take notice that I, Thomas A. Flynn  of Merrittr B.C.,   occupation farmer,  intends 60 days after date to apply tor  .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  Dated April 4th, 1910. 8-16      ^  missioner of Lands for a licence to  prospect for coal and petroleum on  and under the following described  lands:���  No. 3. Commencing at a point two  miles West of E. Todd's. No. 2 location  post,    being "E.   T.,   S.W.   cor-  ner  ,����.  thence  East  80 chains,   North  80 chains, West 80 chains,  South  chains  to point of commencement.  Dated 1st. December, 1909.  EMMETT TODD, Locator.  -o-  Land Act Notice  Take notice that 1, Laura R. Mar-  shak, of Vancouver, married woman,  intends to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands for permission  to purchase the following described  lands: Commencing at a post planted  about one-half mile southwest of Lot  776; thence running 40 chains south  thence 40 chains east; thence. 40 chains  north; thence 40 chains west  to   point  Land Act Notice  NICOLA DISTRICT -  Notice is hereby   given that I    intend-to apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands for a licence    to  prospect for coal and petroleum    oh  and    under    the following    described  lands:���*  No. 2. Commencing at a point two  1 miles West of E. Todd's No. 2 location post-being "M.L.G.,    N.E. cor-  1 ner";   thence West   80 chains,   South  I 80 chains, East 80 chains,  North 80  chains to point of commencement.  Dated 1st. December, 1909.  M. L. GRIMMETT.  A. B. Roberts, Agent.  TAX 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. xTl  All taxes collectable for the Nicol  Assessment District are, due and pay  able at the Government 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.  Land Act Notice  NICOLA DISTRICT  . Notice- is^.hereby .. s'lvon that I '.intend to apply "to the Assistant Com-  KAMLOOPS, ASHCROFT, YALE and.  NICOLA MINING DIVISIONS.  NOTICE is hereby given that ail  placer claims legrlly held in the Kamloops, Ashcroft, Yale and Nicola Mining Divisions are laid over from the 1st  day of November, 1909,' until   the 1st  dav of May, 1910.  day oi       yfe  T  w  PEARSE,       .  Kamloops, B. C.       Gold Commissione  January 17th, 2910.  WQ  -fe^.^^yig.ff?'^ -5V_n_._h__1  ii-'  1-  j".  J*  ?_��  r>  >  Friday, April 22, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  First Prize i  Henry Herbert Piano, valued at $450  Second Prize;  Lady's Gold Watch and Chain, valued  Third Prize:  Camera, valued at $50.00.  The Nicola Valley News is prepared to give these valuable prizes away in order to determine  who is the most popular young lady in West Yale. We have purchased from the Mason & Risch  Pjano Co:, a new Henry Herbert, which represents about the best of the skill and workmanship of  this well known firm.    The second and third prizes, are equally as attractive.  Standing of  candidates will he  published in two  weeks.  Get out and work  for your favorite  ���Every vote will  count.  The territory will extend throughout the electoral constituency of West Yale and the city of Kamloops will also be included. You will be at liberty to take subscriptions anywhere, however, for  in that respect you are not limited.  Conditions:  Each paid up yearly subscription to The Nicola Valley News will represent 1000 votes for your  candidate, but you can subscribe for a longer time that if you desire. A six months' subscription  will get you 500 votes. The young lady who gets the largest number of votes wins. So Get  Your Friends Busy.     Any young lady is eligible.  Subscription Price is $2.00 Per Year, or $ LOO for Six Months. p.  (_...-  I 4,    ���  l!_<  If.-  m  16  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, April 22, 1910  Popularity Contest  Goes Merrily on  Candidates are Getting  Organization Work Well in Hand.  Now that the big race is on  there will be an ever increasing  interest. Enquiries recieved at  the office air ady confirm our contention that the popularity contest inaugurated by the management of the News will be one of  the best of its kind ever conducted  by a paper in the interior of  British Columbia. " ---  Confined as it is to West Yale  candidates have been given a fair  chance and ic was only at the solicitation of friends of the candidates that the ci y of Kamloops  was withdrawn from the field.  In Hope Miss Hope Wardle has  a large following arid her friends  say that she is a sure winner but  equal confidence is found amongst  the supporters of Miss Mary  McKay at Lytton and no stone  will ba left unturned to effect her  success. At Yale Miss,. Sophie  Revesbeck will make a splendid  run and many believe she will win  In North BB.id Miss Logie has  so many active supporters at work  that it looks like a win for her.  At Ashcroft Mrs. Maxwell Is  working hard and will be backed  "strong: Of the candidates in the  Nicola Valley it is a difficult problem to pick a winner. Miss  Ethel Woodward will poll a big  vote in the lower part of the valley while out at Aspen Grove and  Otter Flat way Miss F. Hunter  and Miss Ethel Thynne will score  hiigh.  The Merritt candidates, Miss  Marjorie Seaton and Miss Helen  Hyland will have folio wings while  at Nicola Miss Agnes Vair and  Miss C. Murray will be in the running frofri the first.  The standing of the candidates  will not be published for a couple  of weeks so as to give the contes-  tants an opportunity to get thier  campaign well organized.    There  are   three month in   which to  gather votes and the fight will go  on with ever increasing interest  and enthusiasm.  VICTORIA   DAY   CELEBRATION  Committees   Meeting  With  Great Success in Their Work.  The committee in charge of the  Victoria Day celebration reported  (progress at the meeting of the  rMerritt Athletic Association Tu'es-  day night. Plans are being carefully and fully matured and from  preasent indications the celebration will not only eclipse previous  one but will   be the greatest of  its kind ever given in the upper  country.  The finance committee reported  splendid success so far. Many  valuable prizes have been secured  including several from outside  parties and the subscription list  is being liberally singed nearly  six hundred dollars already being  subsribed.  The Conklin Estate has kindly  granted the grounds again for the  use of the association on the celebration days. The programme  of sports will be prepared at next  Tuesday's meeting A silver cup  was donated for a football tournament and it is not unlikely that  a cash prize will be given as well.  Dan Munro and J. C. Conklin  retired from the grounds committee and thier places were filled  by A. Wilson and *Fred Hyland.  In the absence of the president  and secretary G. B. Armstrong  occupied the chair and W. H.  Richardson acted aa secretary  until Mr. Gemmill's arrval.  TELEPHONE HOURS  (Trunk Lines)  Week days���8 a.m, to 12 o'clock  noon. 1p.m. to 6 p.m. 7 p.m.  till 8 p.m.  Sundays���9 till 10:30 a.m.; 4p..  m. till 5 p. m.   o r���  EGQS FOR SETTING  From prize winning Black  Langshans. Winners last _' year  at Tacoma, Wash., and Ashcroft  B. C.    Price $3.00 per 15,  Orders filled with despatch.  Address, Wm. Maxwell, Ashcrof  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS  Tenders are called for the con.  struction of a presbyterian church  at Merritt and they must be in  by April 30th.  Plans and specifications can be  seen at the Nicola ^ Valley Meat  Market in Merritt in charge pi-  I: Eastwood.  McVitlie~&^Cokely  Dominion and Provincial  Land Surveyors  Irrigation  Work  a  Specialty.  Office over Bank of Montreal.  Merritt, B. G.  A. W. McVITTIE  D.L.S., B.C.L.S.  L. S. COKELY  D.L.S., B.C.L.S.  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  We are offering the public special prices  on goods recently purchased at a reduction on  cost. In this line we have something to suit  everyone and we are adding all our winter  underwear. Each and every garment we will  sell at 33 1-3 per cent off the regular mark for  two weeksto clear. This is a genuine reduction sale. Call and get a bargain and be convinced at the old stand.  G. B. Armstrong,  MERRITT,  B.C.  BUY IN VANCOUVER  at Eastern Prices  The Vancouver branch of Canada's largest jewelry house,  sells to you through its Mail Order Department,  any article '���.  in its unexcelled stock.     Prompt, and   excellent   service !  - ��� i<-\i       ' rendered to our out-of town patrons.      - =- ,  Remember, we sell at easterrf prices;Diamonds, Jewelery,;:  Silverware, Cut Glass.. and Leather Goods.    Special lines for  wedding presents and birthday gifts.    Write for catalogue.  .  Heriry Birks & Sons, Limited  Jewelery Mail Order House  Geo. E. Trorey, Man. Dir. .. -" - - -      Vancouver, B.. C.  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, Proprietor  ������'"----���������/   - Ashcroft,  G.  ���>'i  i"!  .*.  1*1  n  ���A]  it)  i  i  \v.i  0}  i  4  r  ..'J  ifl  i  )  i^^^^^^^^^^^^^^S^^^^S^mSm  r^wrracTCci-r Friday, April 22, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  '  _   "    ' -"Edward'Stout  Continued from page 5.  in '58 he left  with a party in a  sailing  vessel ...for    Bellin^ham  Bay.    In that party was the late  Archie Macdonald, one of British  Columbia's best known pioneers.  There   they   built   a   boat   and  started f for  the   Fraser   river,  reaching Yale on May 20, 1858.  Leaving   Yale   in   June  they  tramped on foot through the canyon en route to the upper country  and a few days  later they reach-  - ed The Forks,   now   known   as  Lytton,  where   the  Fraser and  Thompson   rivers    join.      They  prospected   through,   the    hills  back of Nicomen and more than  once   came  out to    the   Nicola  river.    Panning gold  along the  rivers was a profitable trade.  In July the savages started on  the rampage and they had skirmishes at Hell's Gate,. Rocky  Bar, Chapman's Bar and Short  Bend���points still well known to  prospectors along the Fraser between Yale and North Bend.  Captain Snider- with two hundred  men followed the north shore, and  17  Stout, was, with:tbe earliestK ,    GB^ffD TRUNK PLANS  T'^Ti^^^^^Tl R be^stolook as though the  in 61 wd lmvg through the Grand Trunk Padfic *���  davs  of .-infefltaa*. ^_r��if^**^��+  ;~ ,, _    <x^il1^    railway  days of ^eatest excitement in  the gold_$eids><, JFo^teS -y-eafs he  sought tne ^ello^^metal.< before  going into ^viee oi ^the> Hudson's Bay Co. as trusted boatman. Well heremembers in* '64  when Governor Douglas buflt the!  wagon road from Yale to Cariboo  and a few years later completed  it to the coast.  With a memory that,is notable  for its retentiveness  he  can recall every incident of historical  value in the life of this province  and  appreciation  of his usefulness in this regard was foundln  the act of the provincial government a few years" ago  when his j  life story was taken for preservation in the archives at Victoria.  William   Voght   was    an   early  friend  of   Edward   Stout,  their  acquaintance   dating    back     to  Yankee Bar in '59.  For fifty-two years this noted  man has served his country well.  It  mattered- not. where" danger  would    come  down   from   Fort  George   to   Lilloett   ans   thence  across Pembert Meadows to Howe  Sound and thus secure a western  outline.    They have acquired the  interest  of   the   Howe,   Sound, j  Pemberton arid1' Nbther^ri1 rail way I  which holds a charter from Howe  Sound to Lilloett and from Newport to Fort  George.    Plans are'  now being negotiated for the use j  of the Second Narrows bridge by . on , ���   .     ������  this comyany.    This will give the    *���, w? ��l" 1'      of,KiIda M' .K[n*'  pran/1 m       /       ^wiugiveuie!  application   to purchase,   thence   run  Urrana Irunk    entrance    toVan-lning   South  80- chains,     thence  West  chains, thence West 80,chains, thence  North 80 chains, thence, East 80  chains to point of commencement,  and  containing 640 acres,  more      o  less. : 7'7 ~      .'���'/'  ''.-'   ; ���".'  Dated 28th': December 1909.''  1 SARAH E. ROBERTS.  N1COLA LANh DISTR J CT  '.: ;;..������ .-District of Yak...,:.5.  . .Take, notice that j^tlicl 'M'. King,  oi Montreal, Quebec, spinster,! in'  tends to; apply for permission to  purchase"' the following . describe  lands;���Commencing- at a post planted one mile West' from 'thcVNorth-  east  couver.  MINES WORKING HARD  I    Conditions at   the     mines   in i  Middlesboro are improving all the I  time.    The C. P. R.   is bringing I  in more empties with  the  result  that more coal can   be shipped.  About three hundred men are at  work and the payroll last month  reached over $21,000.    This does  not include the   official   or mem  s  80  chains,   , thence    Nortlr 80  chains,  thence  East 80 chains     to po:nt    o  commencement,  and    containing    64  acres, more or less.  Dated 28th.  December, 1909.  .   ETHEL M. KING.  E.   Todd,   Agent.  ��� o   Land Act Notice  .     NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  District .of   Vale.  Tako  notice   that    Miiared     Green  wife    oi William     E.   Green, of   Van  Captain Graham with men skir- "~^iv* &v- wun naie aim nearty  mished along the south shore and |he is a Phasing and interesting  in   that   way   the   disturbances DGrsnnaHt-v  OTwq   ���~   ��~-ij   ~y  were quelle...    The Indians were  mostly from the. Reneyao! tribe,  -   -attcxeu- not. wnere   danger   ������ -c;    uiiicuu    ormem-l?^   contractor,   intends--to .apply  lurked   if   duty..called  .him  he,bersoft^ ^/an^rovides i ^^^  would go.    Still hale, and hearty ^ about.two   thirds " time the | at u P���lTX^  mines being closed   several   days|*��?m   llu.   North-east  corner post     o  last month because, of a scarcity j ^thel M- King's applicatioii to pur-  of cars. I  personality and one could not  spend a few hours more profitably than to commune with   him  though they were joined by war- and look.back into a past that is  riors   from   neighboring tribes,   ?s remarkable for .its  tragedy as  They had .Hudson's. Bay muskets H W??  f6t   its \hl"story   making  as wpII qo flm t-_^;_, j   aualitips'     '    ' -  as well as the poisoned arrows. J qualities.  I*. =:  Remember You  Want   the  Best  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 f?Sm us.  QUILCHENA  There were quite a number  of j less.  Merritt and  Nicola  people  here I    Dat^I 28th  last Sunday.    Mine Host Guichon  was a pretty busy man.,  Jack Murray came down from  Douglas Jake on Sunday bringing  with himR. H. Winny's thoroughbred hackney stallion.  George Kripps and wife of  Vancouver Sundayed here. They  will return some time in May for  a few weeks. Mr. Kripps engineered the excursion ..of a Vancouver party to the valley last  year and he says he is going to  bring up a still larger party in  the course of a few weeks. ������  John���N.���Moore���with  | eluise;    thence       running    South     8  j chains, thence West 80 chains, thence  1 North 80  J chains,-    thence    -Ea'sst- _ 80  | chains ;.to - point     of  commencement  f.and  containing 640 acres,     more    or  December.' 1909.  MILDRED  GREEN  E.: Todd; Agent/  -o-  ���umsr  Land Act   Fctfce  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  Take notice.that    Edward Morgan  of  Toronto,  Ontario,- doctor of medicine,   intends     to apply  "for permission to purchase the  - following described   lands:���Commencing   at a post  planted  one mile    North    from    the  South-west corner post of-Kate Mor-  gan's-applieation to purchase, thence  running 80 chains East, thence North  80  chains,    thence    West    80 chains,  thence  South  80 chains to point    of  commencement, -and,  containing    640  acres more or less.  .���??-*.  ��� i(v.;������'.-: Good value"with reasonable prices  forfn a good combination. Get your  orders in now.  rraser vaiieyNurseries  Local Representative :    F. G. Moore, Lytton, B. C.  < Mr. Moore. wilLbeiR Nicola valley in a few days.  Moore leaves at the   end of the  month for Victoria^  Reports reaching here are to  the effect that road gang is now  working its way out from Kamloops repairing the road as they  come." ~:���',- ;. --  . E. V. Shaw of Kamloops cariie  through with his automobile last  Sunday.  ��� o   Land Act Notice  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  District of Yale.  Take notice that Sarah E. Roberts,  of Nicola,  widow,    intends to appl  for permission to    purchase the following described lands:���Commencin  at a post planted   one    mile    South  from  the. Nor_th-east   corner post o  William   E. Green's    application    t  purchase,  thence   running- South    8  Dated 30th.  December,  1909.  EDWARD  MORGAN  "*������-��� E. Toddr Agent.  ���Land Act Notice  NICOLAiLAND DISTRICT  District  of  Yale.  Take  notice  that.  Kate    Morgan,  wife of James C. Morgan,  of Toron  to, Ontario, inspector of schools, intends  to apply   foir    permission    to  purchase    the    following      described  lands:���Commencing at a post plant  ed on the North bank of Tulie Lake,  and being about  80 chains East    of  the One-mile Trail from Aspen Grove  to    Princeton;,    thence - running    80  chains East, thence North 80 chains,  thence  West 80 chains,  thence South  80 chains to point of commencement  and  containing 640 acres    more    or  less.  Dated 30th. December, 1909..  KATE MORGAN  E.  Todd,  Agent.  ;Sw-?SSr......  '���-._"-...'  -���^'-.^���'������7.  .'_-"^-'..;.S  '.ii- ^y^^l^'Tr-  .?-_,j.;.5f-':C  '.' ''���yy'-i^'lTi  ���r. ���';  yy,i  ty^&0-  *������  yy  &M^$<  '���i";  7777  '���'&���  ,:."j>t-ft-v  ^^g^g  '   ���������:    -^  ->?  ^i;^^J  ���'5  yy��  :;%SlS;^]  -���;'���  '-- "':::._>,-f.'";.  ";:.V'^:';.'��'1^X|  ; ��� ���;.��� i^-,"-';-"-1  '{77^  i&sspfi  'y77:-s  s..&s^*i  .77777  y��$m  ���7yy7  liPSll  ",-.'.-_-. .^.���Vr.-ji', ���  ...  *7'-?'':y:-  vA'v-'^-j"iV^:"l  -->  y:7y7y:  o^^^'l  -.���i-t'y^r.  ���������Vr.^.iD"^'!  .'.v'ISJ  .-������:-���-���.���||  '-'y\  -I--'I  ^f  7-ym  ��� ;;���'!  c !���  m  yi  yy  yjs vp^-^'T *���*���* .^j"  ���,_*��(_??   jJ>V' _>-C"*  ���f f n"****-4- "**>''*-7 '"V  ofewf aAuii w__*i��-a  1  J,"  *j   '���  |3f  N ���/  . _j  .v.--"������  <f .���.,���_��� .'���.-  1*-  la  V4  I to  la  18  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, April 22, 1910  ariiess an  o  ery  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.  SCHEDULE "A" SESSION 1909 (CHAPTER 13)  List of names objected to and will be removed from the Voters List of the Yale Electoral Dis-  trict on Monday the 2nd May, 1910.  Prof, trade or calling.  Nature of objection.  N...J.  No. Christian and surname of Voter Address.  V,    :nnr       '""     inemcea  Bridge,     Fireman  0. P. RAbsent from District fori year.  Adams,   John William   bpemce*     g     Pro8p'ector. Absent from District for 1 year.  ��� -    T^"  Sucnces mi y ^^ ^^ District for  6 months.  Absent from District for 1 year.  Laborer. Absent from District, for  6 months-  Absent  from  District for  6  months.  Clergyman.  Nicola  Merritt  8 Alliston,  John  Spends  10 Allan, David K TT    \t       Roadman  14 Allen, Henry :.....: ? ;Ashcroit       Roadman  3f, Baillie. Melville  Lower Moo la  45 Banford. Frederick .        Merritt,      Laboier.  50 Barrick.  John  Boves" '���'"'.'.'Thompson  Siding,      Store Keeper.   That he is Dead  tfoyes  7 .        ...       ������-_,i���^ AhsP.nt from Dis  Rancher  School" Teacher  It makes a big difference as to just how  you shoe a horse.    In the "line of  GENERAL  BLACKSMITHING  ��� 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.  55 Batv. Matthew _ Ashcroft  77-Blott, Robert Orpwood  Lytton.^     ^^  Miner.  82 BoRers. Thomas  83 Boyd.  Robert  .". Merritt.  S KS =rc='::::::::: gSTS*--  112 Campbell.   James A jorwi   ���    '  113. Campbell. Thomas Davench....... North Bend,      Laboiei  12fl Carrington;   John Beresford  .... Nicola Lake,  122 Carter: William Thomas  *. Ashcro t,  134 Chctwynd. Arthur Henry T.  ���^^vf"^  135 Chisbolm, William Aspen  Giove  15.6 Colouquchoun,  Allen t iborer  -*--, r*    i     ��    Wiilinm  Merritt,     l-.at.oier  107 Cookson.  William>  Ashcroft       Bridgeman .  177 Craighead,  John Wilson. ')?���.*'   t fl borer  ~ *-tt._t Couthe,      ijaooiei.  181  Croft...William : ; Middlesboro.      Engineer  187 Cnrtin. Chas. John  '-^ -T*'    f?wv*''  205 Dixon.  George A,  ..' ..-. *1C��% J^"  210 Dodos, William  Alexander   Aspen  Gro.e  .211 Dodge, ^-Pauline ;-*"Bridge.     Bar Tender  215 Draney,  Robert ^P^       Gcntleman  225 Dwver, Thomas  ��� uycton.  235 Elliott. Charles Arthur  238 Ender,  Enrico,  Clerk  Jeweller  _her.  Miner  ....... Black Canyon, Ashcroft;  C.P.R  .Merritt,  Ashcroft,  Rancher  Bridge Carpenter  Absent from District for 1 year. ;  Absent from District for 1 year.  Absent from District for 1 year.  Absent from  District for  6. months.  That he is Dead. }.  Absent from District for  6  months...;  Absent from District for  6  months. '���  Laborer.Absent -from District for 1 year.  Absent from District for 1 year.    -  Absent from  District for  6  months:  Absent from  District for  6 months-.  Absent from  District for  6  months.  Absent from District for  6  months.  That he is Dead.  Absent from District'for 1 year.  Absent  from  District for  6  months  Absent  from  District for  6   months.;  Absent   from  District'for  6 months.  Absent .from* District  for  6 -months-  Absent  from  District  for  6 months.  Absent  from  District for  Q/ months.  Absent from District for 1 year.  Absent from-District for lyear.  Absent from District for 1 year.  ;���/".-  il  AT  '���'4  ��  i<\  ���\  "..'."Harrison Hot Springs,     Physician   That he is'Pead  ..Cisco,      Mason Foreman  That he is Dead.  Accountant.  Absent from District for 1 year.  If you want the best service for  your money when. in Kamloops-  you should  stop ot the  Dominon  Hotel  We pride ourselves on the dining  room service we give to the pubic  and our other departments are  equally well sustained.  W- R. GRAHAM. Proprietor  Kamloops, B.C.  Vdb liinaer,  juim^  - M^^lP^horo   Coutlie,      Accountant.  ADsem; num ^ti^v, ^ - j~~ ^  249 Faulds.  John Alexander ������'��"'   Contlie     ��� Mine Supt. Absent from.District ior 1 year  250 Faulds, Alexander .........   ;;~ oTt       Briteman Absent from District for 1 year.  Automobiles  ���v.\.  VANCOUVER AUTOMOBILE AND  CYCLE CO., LIMITED  _ ���        ��� ���  Garage and Salesrooms���  632-636 Seymour  Street, Vancouver  253 Farquhar, James pp���nieston Farmer  258 Ferguson, Archibald James  ..Pern iu*,n. ^  277 Frank.   Emil   .��..��,.-;   ������;���"    ;�� ** ]a ^      publisher  280 Fraser, ^T^'"T V! '_ Middlesboro,      Engineer  306 Gibson.   Arthur Ernest,  . Q ^^  307 Gilbert, Merrick,   Ashcroft,      Farmer.      "  322 Goss,  James ���;��������������������������������� v" "-Reefers      Farmer  329 Graves, Henry Ralph Merritt.     Miner  334 Grey,   James ; ^.Merritt,   .Miner  345 Hagg. Enc      ...."Merritt,      Miner.  346 Haggblad, Nick,  f..;;     Merritt,      Miner.  347 Haggblad, John    Merritt.     Miner  348 Hagglund, Pete  ������ -#1v[idcneRbor0(     Miner  353 Halliman,  John  ���������    AshcrQft>     Stage Driver  360. Hamilton, Guy  ,.;-.:"_  Middlesboro.     Miner  366 Hardman,  James    Ashcroft     Merchant  373 Harvey, ollve!L"-'-*VV.  Nicola,     Hotel Manager.  392 Hill,  Charles Edward  .. -7^^.^     Rancher  413 Hunter, Henry  ; '.[Ashcroft,     Laborer  1  i  r.  I  - M  ' 'I  %  li  r.i  ft'  '$  til  Absent from District for 1 year.  Absent from District for 1 year. '  That he is Dead.  Absent   from   District for  6  months.  Absent from District for-1 year.  That he is Dead.      .     . :  Absent from District for 1 year.  Duplicate of 333  Absent  from   District for  6 months.  Absent   from   District  for. 6 months..  Absenl   from   District for  6 months.  Absent   from  District for 6 .months:  Absent  from   District for  6 months;  Absent from'District for 1 year. _  Absent   from   District, for  6  months:    $j  Absent  from  District for  6  months:    -[���  Absent  from   District  for  6 months.    |  That he is Dead  Ab'selTt-f fom���Di s triet^f or-6-moiiths-  I.  416 Hurley,  Cornelius   Korth"Bcndr"^C.P.R. Employee.       Absent  from  District for  6 months.  437 Johnson, Peter Tower Nicola,     Laborer Duplicate of 446  447Johnston, Perry   - -      ' Ash.  c p R  Empl0yee. Absent from District for 1 year.  448 Jonetf,  Thomas   ...: ^ �� Railway Conducto Absent  from  District for  6 months.  456 Keoley.  John Thomas.,. r*^*���     Laborer, -     -  ���  ���  -  �� ���^��  457 Kenderick   John ; ������:��� Bend      Laborer  471 Kornc, William H.     .Ashcroft.     Laborer  501 Lindsay,  Alexander  8  I  ������*������������������  oui i_iiuu����j,  "������----- Merritt,     Miner.  510 Londou;-Miohell -^--^v^^K ..^^^a,mcr .   .  534 Marchant; Isaac ,  -,,: ^^ Miner  538 Warshal, William..���.��r_:;.^-:;":*..MMdle8boro, - .Miner.  Matthews, Thonuj.  .........   ^^-^ gtabiema,  W.aiiam K^r :�� B(jml;     Laborer  568 Mooney, Hugh    546  557 Milne,  Engineer  "Cadmac,,   "Oldsmobile" "Oakland,,  J ' '.  Touring  and Runabnut Models.  "Rapid." Commercial Trucks.  Demonstrations Arranged.  . .    --             .    !_���     * Merritt,  577 Morrison; Archie A. "Coldwator,      "Rancher  594 Murray,  John Wj."����������������� Ashcroft,     Bridgeman  595 Murray,  John William 'Ashcroft,    C.P.R.  Employee  598 Mncauley   Albert  George  Ashcroft,  ^^ ..  590 McBride. Malcolm ......... ;-Merritt,\   Miner/.;'  . 607 McArdle, Maurice Mcardle ^.lchena      RaTlcher  609 McArthur. Neil M.  ���"Middlesboro,     Miner    .  (B10 McClymont, William   ��� M(rritt      Bar Tender .  613 McOready,  James -"jetton,'    Laborer  617 McDoc, John    Absent  from  District for  6 months.  That he is Dead.  Absent from District for 1 year.  Absent  fromJ District for 6 months.    \\  Absent  from  District for  6 months.  "ADSsl^,ff!8ffl7*Di8triotiJor--.6;.months.., t|  Absent' from - District for��� 6; months:-; : j  ^i^^t^^m^ENtrictJor 1 yeafV.j; ^|j  Absent 'from  District1 for  6 months^-:'"1  Absent from  District for 6 months.  Absent  from  District for  6 months.  Absent from District for 1 year.  Absent from District for 1 year.  Absent from  District for 6 months:  |  -Absent from  District for 6 months'.  That ke is Dead.  Absent from District for 6 months.  Absent from District for 6 months:  Absent  from  District for 6 months.  ��������������*������������������ ' Friday, April 22, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  19  624. McDonald,  John ...Aspen Grove      Frospector. -    Absent  from  District  for 6 months.  (534 McGillivray, Duncan  uacne UreeK,      Hotel Keeper Absent  from  District for 6 mouths.  637 McUrath, James  apences .bridge,      fireman, C.P.R.  Absent  from  District lor 6 months.  (i42 Mcintosh,  Ebenezer   Ashcroit,      irackman Absent from District for 1 year.  648 McKay,  John, jr Lytton,.     Farmer That he is Dead.  654 McLaren,  William   black Canyon,     Laborer '   Absent from District for 1 year.  657 McLean,  John Franklin  Thompsons   biding,      Bridge  Carpt.Abseni  from   District far 6  months.  665 McLcod,   Samuel  Nehrmiah   Ashcroit,     Bridge Carpenter. Absent  from  District for  6  months.  668 McMastcr,  Paul Midd,esboro,      Carpenter Absent from District for 1 year.  689 Nelson,   Ilobcrt,    ^North Bend,      Carpenter         " Absent   from   District  for  6  months.  691 Neratiuc, Beasillic  Black  Canyon,  Ash.       C.P.R. Emp.Absent   from   District  for 6  months.  701 O'Brian, Charles  Mamett Lake,     Farmer That he is Dead.  704 Oppenheim, Philip  Aspen.Grove,     Rancher Absent  from  District for 6  months.  706 O'Reilly, John  Ashcroft, .   Farmer.          ' Absent from District for 1 year.  709 Ovington,   Matthew D,   Merritt,     Miner Duplicate of 711  710 Ovington, John  77. t Middlesboro,       Mine Foreman .       Absent  from  District for 6 months.  715 Pallistcr, Matthew John  Ashcroft,     Clerk      , Absent  from  District for 6 months.  720 Patrick, William Hudson  Ashcroft,      Stage Driver Absent  from  District for 6 months.  738 Price, Horace Hyland Aspen -���Grove,     Rancher Absent  from  District for 6 months.  759 Reid,  John    Middlesboro,     Carpenter Absent  from  District for 6 months.  784 Robertson, George  :.Spatsum,      Section Foreman Absent   from  District for  6 mouths.  785 Robertson,   Alexander,  Ashcroft,     Rancher Absent  from  District for 6, months.  790 Robson, Robert -   Lower Nicola,     Laborer           r Absent  from* District  for  6  months  792 Rodger, Harry  ....Merritt,     Miner        ��� Absent   from   District  for G  months.  --793 Rogers, Fremont   Hat  Creek,      Hotel Keeper Absent  from  District for  6 months.  819 Shea, Francis Herbert,  ..T.r....;....Ashcroft,     Tinsmith Absent  from  District for  6  months.  .821 Shields, Fred  Middlesboro,     Barber Absent  from  District for 6 months..  825 Simpson, John  Ashcroft,     Watchman C.P.R. Absent from District for 1 year.  829 Skinner,  John Alexander ..: ..Ashcroft,      Freighter           "    . Absent  from  District for 6 mouths.  832 Small, William  Nicola Lake,      Stage Driver Absent  from  District for 6 mouths.  851 Smith,  Frederick  Black Canyon,      C.P.R. Employee     Absent  from  District for 6 months.  861 Stephenson. Neil  Spences  Bridge,      Rancher . Absent   from  District  for 6  months.  866 Stewart, Matthew Prust  Nicola Lake,      Stage Proprietor Absent  from  District for 6  months.  879 Stutch, Benjamin  : Ashcroft,.   Carpenter .,         Absent  from  District for 6 months.  880 Sullivan,  Jeremiah  ^Spences Bridge,      Farmhand Absent from District for 1 year.  898 Thomas, Sidney, W _ Merritt,      Carpenter Absent  from   District  for 6 months.  916. Trotman, Venn, .....: Coutlie,      Carpenter Absent  from  District for 6  months.  924 Vance, Arthur,  Lower Nicola,      Laborer Absent  from   District  for 6 months.  937 Wallace, Duncan,  ..Lower Nicola,     Laborer            .. Absent from District for 1 year.  938 Waller,  James ..Camp  16 Ex. Foreman,  C.P.R.    Absent from District for 1 year.  947 Ward, William   ...Merritt,     Miner Absent  from   District for 6 months.  958 Watt, John   .....*Yale,~   Dredgeman Absent from District for 1 year.  996 Woodward,   James  Malcolm   Lower Nicola,     Farmer r Absent from   District for 6 months.  998 Woodward,   Ernest  Marshall ."Nicola Lake,     Farmer Absent from District for 1 year.  1001 Woodward,;Harvey Logan   Lower Nicola,     Farmer Absent from District for lyear.  -    -���>��� H. P. CHRISTIE,  Ashcroft, 2nd April, 1910.                                              Registrar of Votes, Yale Electoral District.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  George Murray went over to  Ashcroft on Wednesday's train  returning last night.  William G. Murray came up  from the.coast Wednesday night  and will return tomorrow.  The big irrigation convention  which will be held in Kamloops  this year is slated for the last  Wednesday of July and four days  following.  Charles Barton left yesterday  .mftmino- fr��r the c^a^t where he  will undergo treatment for can  cer.  The C. N. R. line petween  Kamloops and.. Lytton -is- now  being located.  :-  The funeral of the late James  Williamson which took place on  Monday afternoon last marked  the first burial of a miner in the  local camp. The mines closed  down temporarily arid the miners  attended the funeral in a body.  Rev. J. W. Hedley conducted  the services at the grave and  they were of an impressive order.  zations haye^ visited Merritt of  late that when a real good show  does come it will have a difficult  time in securing a respectable  patronage. The Scottish company was farcical in the extreme  but it was only "in keeping with  others that have swindled the  local public recently.  -o-  ,���>.'  C.   W.  Hallamore,   for   many  _vyears .manager of. the Bank of  iftmiisferred t6 tH^-'i^^i^m^^  -of the1 bank at Port Arthur; Ont;  Miss Bartha Lauder; sister of  William Lauder who has a ranch  near the head of Nicola lake, was  married in Kamloops Tuesday  morning to William J. Kerr, a  jeweller of that city.    The happy  imd tcoast;^citie^n|a?hone^m^^  trip; ������; They 'y^em^t^ifM  wishes of their many Nicola  friends.  I. Eastwood during his absence  from Merritt will spend a* few  days at Harriston Hot Springs.  Lahd Act Notice  NICOLA DISTRICT  Notice is hereby given that 1 "intend to apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands for a licence to  prospect for coal and petroleum on.  and under the following described  lands:���  No. 3. Commencing at a point two^  miles North of E. Todd's No. 3 location post, being "M.L.G., *S.W. -corner"; thence East 80 chains. North  80 chains, West 80 chains, South  chains to point of "commencement.  Dated 1st. December,  1909.  M. L.  GRIMMETT.  80  ��� o   Land Act Notice  Take notict that Emily L. McVittie  ( wife oi A. W.  McVittie, of Victoria *  j B   C,  land surveyor,  intends to  ap-  I ply  for  permission   to purchase     thc  | following described lands:���Commenc-  at a post planted on the South bank  of Bates Creek,  40 chains from    the  Nicola-Princeton       Waggon        Road  thence     running    South    80    chains  thence West 80 chains,  thence North  80 chains,  thence East  80 chains  to  point of commencement,  and contain  ing 640 acres, more or less.  Dated 28th. December,  1909.  EMILY L. McVITTIE  E. Todd,   Agent.  Land Act Notice  NICOLA DISTRICT  Notice is hereby given that 1 in>  Lend to apply to the Assistant 'Commissioner of Lands for-a licence t  prospect for coal and petroleum 6'n  and under the following described  lands:���'  No. 2. Commencing at a point two  miles west of E. Todd's No, 2 loca  tion  post, being  "O.R.B.'   S.E.   cor-,,  ner:"  thence West   80 chains,  North  80 chains,  East 80 chains,   South 80  ,  chains to point.of commencement.  Dated 1st. December, 1909.  G. R. BATES  Emmett Todd, Agent-  Methodist Church���Rev. J.  W. Hedley M. A., Pastor. Services for Sunday April 24th.  Nicola, 11 a. m., Lower Nicola,  3 p. m., Merritt 7.30 p. m.  ���:\:. The C. P. R. will electrify its  .Crows Nest Pass line and a powder company has already been in-  ix; corporate��! and will secure power  I from PendO'Reflle river atjiinc-  ��� The Scottish conhcert company  which gave a performance in  Sfenzies' .hall Wednesdayevening  failed" to -jgive satisfaction.   So  Presbyterian Church,  Rev.  W.    J.    Kidd   pastor���Services  Sunday April 24th, Merritt 3 p.  Mj;^d^^id[dlesbbro;. T^p^m*  W^^^^e#��;the\--Methodfefe  "cmarcfe  ���'*r&i-i~&  and Act Notice  KAxMLOOPS  DIVISION  OF    YALE  LAND DISTRICT  Take notice that 1, Stanley Kirby,  of Nicola, hotel-keeper, intend to apply  for permission   to purchase    thc  following -described      lands:���Com-  -meneing-at���theTSouth=ea~st~cornef^of-  Lot 1,484;    thence    East   .80 chains,  thence North 80 chains,   thence West  80 chains,  thence South 80 chains to  point of   commencement.  Dated 10th. December, 1909.  STANLEY KIRBY  W. E. Green, Agent.  -o-  Land Act Notice  NICOLA DISTRICT  Notice is hereby given that I  ^  -' -i i  1JQ-  .--., m . ,. >-      ���-.-,���:     ~~ view to obtaining a better rate  P*���^^^-^ coaI for the dt ,  -**"- WUJ*-'' " -������.    -- _v-_:'*_*'_k\._.    _*_s____4a___  T1ie mayor of Kamloops and  the city clerk interviewed Mr.  Lanigan, general freight agent  of the C. P. R. Winnipeg with a  ���*;?w*_w-  i&6s$ect*"for^cbal .'land ^petroleum ISc����  arid *" under   tlie - "following ^ descrfb&d -  lands:���  No. 1. Commencing at a point 'one  mile West of *E. Todd's No. 1 location post, being "A.B.R., N.E. corner"; thence West 80 chains, South  80 chains, East 80 chains, North 8tt  chains to point of commencement..  Dated 1st., December, 1909.  A. B. ROBERTS, Locator  ��*WH*-Si^_L  _,        .    >/*-; ��� ���-!_ I ^tzggss:??--^'  �����  f-m*-^  ~g*fy_-._j_y _. t_ P"'  ���=fe��=SS_S--  "���  ;-"���  - -  __��i__-___C'_. ���_-_.!  ii:'*! ���_���____',________  _!_-__* E_____i,  o__.-__.__.  -___.__-___r-.-_  ____-_:^_._-i-��_ f*n_i___. _. _wm%__v_w. c__-_^___*--  _^""  awav. 77, JA.V AJTO .  THE NICDLA VAlXEt NEWS  ,*,-  -j.   .,-...  Friday; ApWl 22;191.G tl, /  *.: AJ m    . t_..��_t.^ _��'! >.  r-a  -'.v.  U  Mc-��i.v ?v. y^y-7yyy\  li*.*"-'A*'/��-'--    ���        ,.-=-" "--'3  rt���-v-.'--���-     -      ' ' _"_  Diamond Vale Supply Co.  Merritt, B. C.  \M 1j  Diamond Vale Supply' Co  Merritt, B. C.  Every person likes to  _ __.   .    _.- ������- ���      fj        .  full line of  ttings to eat and goodMungs fo*weaif  Huntley and  Palmer's  fancy   Biscuits  Ladies  come and  see the  nice  line  of  3:  Cream    Fingers,    Concert    and  j   Alexandra3.     * These   goods   are  ; delicious and .you should   try a  package.  Only 20c Eabh.  for Spring and  '. _      ; stimmer  .We guarantee to fit you "and. to  ,give entire, satisfaction.  9.  Whitewear  A 'new, shipment just in and we  ;, will, be pleased to have you, call  i        arid inspect these goods.  All new and up-to-  V   "  Merritt, B. G.  are  most  you  you ^ant to make moTOy let us do your buying and selim&  SOME ^ *  i.   ��� ���   "���           -.-.  f*oint Grey!  Double lots,66 feet by l|45 feet in  in- 20-2"?. subdivision*  bleck 6-7, ���  V$1250.    Gash   $300   and   balance  eighteen months.;. _. ;'      :     '  North V-kt%cM^^  r  On   Keith   Road    near    Second  Narrows bridge arid pot. far from  proposeds ste^J*xys_P*l?^; ^<^ dry  docks���new carHj^^ia summeivr-.  & ^^^-^od^zed^te^.J^^^^^ {G^ J5Q:  .   anditerms arranged;.'y-   ";"*';  ;V.>-..v;_^r .'  ::~; River 'Rbacl near Rollings���good  i  location suid not far from Yic^.  ���;��� toriaBioiad;  i 33 r foot to  7& foot;  ���~.nm  .-Ai.-li-,���_,���__.._;.   !  ^7^imM^m^^i:&^mm^i y^-y y^yi yy^^-:^^M^m^^^^^^^^i;  ^jK7..fg"^"^>)>Bra|S^=*W*- ���^'���"K^.-"��v--"Fif.-> ���        ������ .  ���._____���.__Xr_��__M_________Ma_i_-__ri^^ "  '_^_:_:..'      'V    -y   '   '."'*��� ? A--*  .���0^^ '���*  ^  /���'I  ���"1H  .if!,  - U .1  .r-i  -���'���T-r> ''���  ;\i  ���;.:.������;, v.  | ^���^T^^-^r s^bw ^g^^^^^^J  "������������im^r:-.  ...   , :'���>" ,3#pf?p-���������'-���

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