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 is  1  j:  p  t  If  ^  .U*^*-  Vol. 1, No   9  MERRITT,  B. C. APRIL 15, 1910  Price 5 Cents  The Pacific Coast Collieries Company Will Shortly Instal Plant  Merritt Athletic Assn. Plans Big Celebration for May 24 and 25  Mine Directors Visit Their Property  And Decide to Start Work at Once  Will Attempt Output  of 500  Tons Per Day in Four  Months' Time  . The  mining" industry in   this  district promises to be revolutionized in the near future if present  indications can be accepted  as a  -       criterion.      Several"    properties  now in the stages of development  will secure plants and properties  y already operating plants will in-  .;        crease and expand. . f  .::(rY^<-^; The pacific Coast/Collieries ,.Cq.;  -&'���������:-" .which has vbeeh  conducting   de-  +    ;ve!opment work under ; the - able  _ -direction of their   engineer, .,Yf.'  -E. Duncan, will install, a   plant  and will give  an output of 500  tons per day at the .'outset according to directors  of   the  concern  who visited- the  properties this  week. , J. S. Andrews a big milling man of Minneapolis, Minn.,  and a director of the Metropolitan  National bank of that   city,   is  president   of   the  Pacific Coast  Collieries and he with George H.  Derry, President of the Northern  Underwriters' Assn., of the same  city, and a director of the  com-  . pany as well as two shareholders  John R. Tomlin,' of the  Tomlin  Grain Co., Kansas City,   and  C.  _.    N. . Roynton_of_the^^anD-usen^  Harrington Co., of Minneapolis,  came  into   the   valley J Monday  - night and in company with Mr.  Duncan and R. G.   S.   Anthony,  looked over the local situation.  " We are highly, pleased with  the  outlook and   are convinced  that there is a great future before this district"  declared one  of the visitors.    ' 'As far, as the  Pacific Coast Collieries are concerned you can take it from me  ��� that this property will  be fully  worked.   We   are   niore    than  . pleased with  the splendid work  :. accomplished.by Mr. Duncan."  "A plant wiir be installed; and  in operation within 120 days" was  the encouraging announcement  handed out. "We will put in  the best plant we can get and  will, aim at an output of 500 tons  daily froni the start. That will  mean 150 men. There is certain^  ly an abundance of'coal and of  the best quality. We are firmly  convinced as to the great possibilities."  The  plant  will  likely   be  installed in No. 1  where a slope is  .  ^Continued  on page  two).  Committees Are Hard at Work  Arranging for a Monster Affair  Edwin Dalley  ;       Tells His Story  o  of that gold or fail in the attempt.  As there was no transcontinental  railway at that time the nearest  route to British Columbia was by  way of Panama. I accordingly  took passage on the 17th.of April  on the West India mail boat La  Plata which went as far as the  island of St. Thomas im the West  Indies, from thence by another  steam-boat to Aspinwall,   across  (Continued on Page 8)  -e-  Phone Exchange  For Merritt Soon  Well Known  Pioneer Writes  of Early Life in Nicola  Edwin Dalley is one of the real old j  timers of the Nicola valley. One of'  the first white men to enter the district he has seen its life from the new  beginning and though now a resident of Victoria he takes a keen interest in everything appertaining to  the welfare of the valley. Many are  the thrilling incidents he can relate and  his contribution in this issue from his  own pen, replete as it is with facts and  data, has a wonderful historical value.  It is such stories as this that go to  make up the history of any community. Mr. Dalley was . known for  his perseverance and pluck and evidence,  of this is found in the fact that in building  his cabin he packed the lumber on his  back^across-the- Hope^moUntaihs. ��� Eo_7  BY  EDWIN DALLEY  The writer of these reminiscences was born in the south of  England in 1838 and lived there  until his fourteenth year, when  I went to London and remained  until. 1862. In the spring of  that year I happened to see an  article in the newspaper describing, the Cariboo gold mines in  British Columbia and how easily  fortunes were made.  Not blessed with too much of  this world's goods, I did not intend to let such an opportunity  pass but determined to have some  Governmeut Promises   to Do  the Work   This Summer  A special despatch from Martin  Burrell, M. V. at Ottawa, conveys the pleasing intelligence  that the telephone exchange for  Merritt will _ be installed this  summer.  The wire states that the teler  graph and telephone sections of  the public works estimates were  up before the house last Friday  and the item for the Merritt exchange was duly passed. Mr.  Pugsley assured Mr. Burrell  that the work would be done  this summer. ArTlnspector :haa  already been sent out from headf?  quarters to look over the situation.  Subscription Lists Are Being'  Largely Signed���A New/  Record  Anticipated  If present indications can be accepted as a criterion the annual  celebration under the auspices of  the Merritt Athletic Association  to be held on May 24 and 25 will  be the biggest and best ever. ~ 'The  plans"are rapidly taking form and  the programme promises-to; excel  in interest and attractiveness.  The,;��� work   was.- advanced, a-  further stage at a meeting of the  association in Hyland hall   Tuesday evening.    There was a large  and represent!ve-attendance and  lots of enthusiasm  and   interest  manifest.     Committee's       were .  named and    preliminary     steps  taken to place the celebration on '  a sound financial footing,     A finance committee    cemj:rising W.  Mclnyre, Geo. Hygh, G. B. Arm-,  strong and J. P. Boyd was given  charge of the list and  already a  substantial sum  has    been subscribed.  . G. B. Armstrong and Wm. Mc-  Intyre were appointed to t interview J. A. Conklin with reference  to securing the grounds. The horse  race committee includes G. B  Wt  James Innes, formerly of Hedley, will shortly open up a livery  stable in Merritt. He has already purchased a lot at the  corner of Quilchena Ave. and  Garcia street.  F. _Evans of Evans, Coleman  & Evans, Vancouver, was in  Merritt for a couple of days this  week. He was accompauied by  Mr. Nichols.  -Arrnstrongr  H-  Kicnardsoir  and Dr. T. V. Curtin, F. Steel,  D.Munro, A. Coutlee and J. A.  Conklin will make up the grounds  committee. . R. P. Baker, A. G.  Little and J. Wilson will look after  the dance while the reception  committee will be made up off S.  L. Smith, S. N. Dancey, Dr. Q.  H. TutiH,:A. S. Bennett and. A.  Jackson.  An important innovation will be  the placing., of the. ground booths  under the control of the association and in this way a big revenue  that otherwise goes to other organizations will be diverted to the  coffer of the club. The commit-  (Continued on page two)  ^ 4  ���-i  I.'--* i  <��� '��� THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, April 15, 1910  Valley Board  Sends Sympathy  " Expresses Appreciation of the  Late Robert G. Tatlow  Unusully interesting was the  meeting   of   the   Nicola valley    ������ �� J    1 -      _ Ln_ -_-*__-��   -VB_fJ  a protest on legal grounds Mr.  Howse told the meeting that _ he  was acting: on good.legal advice.  ' Mr. Leonard: I think you will  have to get. the consent of the  residents before you can do that.  Mr. Owens: I believe you will  find that we are in the townsite.  A bit of humour was occasioned  when certain  members   of the  C. P. R. Starts in  "   To Lower Grade  meeting   of   the   Nicola vaney d ^ they were  Board   of    Trade    m the  board .   ��, townsite.    An  ani.  room at Nicola last night. Questions of vital importane were discussed and the debates were full  <3f enthusiasm, Present Howse  presided and the attendance was  "lar^e. j'  A resolution  of condolence  to  the family of ths late   Hon.    R.  �����   Tatlow,    fittingly   proposed  fey S.    N.    Dancey and H.    H.  Matthews"   and   supported    by  several    speakers  received   un-  Ihlmqus  approval   and   will  be  forwarded. , '  The matter of securing a  daily  mail on   the  local   branch    was  again urged and it  was  decided  5to'   enlist   the   /assistance   .ol  -Martin Burrell at Ottawa,    T��e  ��� bostmaster general will also/be  ���   ic6mmunicated with,   TheB.   ^  r Horticultural Estates Ltd. ,. who  are-opening up fruit lands at the  ��� Head of 'Nicola Lake, will be ap-  ��� - ^cached    with,   reference    to  Securing ' boat, service   for  the  -. lake. " -   5. ...  -"������The publicity    committee  re-.  'portedprogress.    TheC.   P.   R.  .proffered space in the folders for  NicoW Valley   and  Geo. Murray  ���' andS. N. Dancey were appointed to prepare the necessary literature. Communication- from  Deputv Minister of Agriculture  Scott were encouraging m.^the  matter of securing lone of the  experimental fruit farms for this  ��� district. _ , ���  ���'The'principal debate ot the  evening was occasioned by a resolution proposed by A. H. Owens  and J  Q Leonard asking that the  -.- streets of Nicola1 be  opened  np  It transpired that fences blocked  _.. ,Q.ipin of the highways .to the  ��� dissatisf ation of interested part-  i ies.  not in the townsite. An animated discussion followed and  the matter was finally hoisted  for two weeks to learn the  judicial powers of the board.  r-O-  News Contest  Is in Full Swing  Twelve Young Ladies Are in  Running   for Prizes  Will    Undertake    Extensive  Work  Around Lytton  The Canadian .Pacific railway  will spend thousands of dollars  this year in lowering and improving its grade from Gladwin  to Ruby Creek. In the vicinity  of Lytton extensive work will be  undertaken this year.  A new line has been surveyed  through the town which will practically obliterate half of the business section. It pierces the very  heart of the Globe hotel building  with the result that the proprietor, A. Hautier, has completed plans for the construction  of alnew and larger hostelry.  The new building will be locat  j FIRE ENGINE FOR MERRITT  ,, A public meeting in Menzies'  hall last evening called to further  discuss the matter of fire ; pro-,  tection for Merritt decided, to  purchase a chemical fire engine.  The financial consideration wili  be $235 and the question of. ways  and means will be determined  by the committee appointed at  the Tuesday night meeting;  G. B.. Armstrong presided at  last night's meeting and there  was splended unanimity. Roy  Harris, representative ot the  Ajax Chemical Engine Co. of New  York addressed the meeting explaining the feature of the  machine. The engine ; .will  throw a stream of water sixty  feet high and eighty feet long  which was considered adquate for  local purposes,   Thebi, fisht is. on, ^ured on ed.icross  the ,-^>�� .��  by three valuable prizes twelve  young ladies from various parts  of Yale constituency will .compete  in the popularity contest organized by the Nicola .Valley News.-  The contest. will run-, until, July  1st-when' the winner will be .determined. ��� , The first , prize, a  handsome,-$450. piano, is worthy  of the best effort and the second  and -third prizes; are equally; inducing.  .. The  conditions governing tne  contest will be found on page 15  of this issue and the management  of the papeVhas done everything  to facilitate the running.    Hundreds   of   friends  of the "young  ladibs wiU get but arid work and  already there is, ample  evidence  of widespread interest   and enthusiasm: f The young   Isdy se-|  curing the   largest   number of  votes   will . win.    The  territory  has   been   equally   apportioned  though  any of \ the  contestants  can  secure  subscriptions where  they please.    From we^bk to week  the standing of   the  candidates  will be published. .    " ...  Following is a completed list  bT"7cc^tesiants'I  present one and will be fitted up  in modern style. It will, be S2  feet by '.60 feet, two storeys in  height and will cost $5000.  ,. In connection with,. the plans  oi/the C. P. R:. a newfel bridge  is being put over the Fraser  river at Cisco. A crew oi men  in charge /of Hugh M^cdonaliJ is  now, at work on.the contract. '  ��� President Howse opposed the  resolution on the grounds that  it was a personal matter and  beyond the jurishiction. of the  board.- He contended that the  > property in question was not in  'the townsite of Nicola. The  �� : P. R- were now - considering the wisdom of cancelling  Nicola   townsite-   because  .the  company as well as. the: speaker  were paying: neavy taxesitra lot;s  that were riot saleable. "The'iand  would then ^be^cut up-intd acre;  blpcks'^rP^^old^w^d  be prbtScte-d.;   ^...���:,<-. r>\ |,  d:R Bates   strbiigly opposed  such a move and in answer to  Miss    ftbpe Wardle, Hope.  Miss Sophie Revesbeck, Yale.  Miss A:"'Logie; North Bend.  Miss May McKay, Lytton:  Mrs. William   Maxwell,   Ash-  croit;      i ��� ' *���'      '  Miss Ethel Woodward,  Lower  'NiCOla' , -4.4.  Miss Marjorie Seaton, Merritt.  Miss Helen Hyland, Merritt. ,  Miss Agnes Vair, :Nicola: :. ��'  MissC. Murray,-Nicola.  Miss F. Hunter, Aspen Grove.  ti&3 EtneVThynne; Otter Flat.  'f f.bT;,4TirU'        ____ili_l__i    ^     >���'���"���  ���O'  THE BLAIR TOWNSITE  It is  now. generally, conceded  that the  Blair" towrisite which  has just been subdivided will  be  sold to' the" Pacific .Coast Collieries   Co.    The '. property . has  been subdivided' into acre blocks  making thirty:six in all and will  go on  the   riiarket next  week.  Directors"' and   shareholders   of  the-mining  company.who  were  h,ere 'this  week1   formally-' ne-  gotiated'.the deal through their  agent,    W.    E.;   Duncan. - The  Blair house has already been purchased arid will- be occupied by  Mr/DuncanV 'The plans'of ;the  company  are    to - create  a' re-  sidental district in that vicinity:  A large  share of   the property  will be used as  s.urface , land by  the collieries.      M- "  ROAD   GANG COMING  With the continued fine weather  the government  road gangs are  gettirig busy :with the season's  work:*   A1 large crew of men m  charge'of Richard Hamilton and  equipped with graders arid other  machinery ��� ] reached     Spences  Bridge'Tuesday arid have started  io/reppeir and repair the Spences  Bridge-Nicola roadv' ;        yy'.^-~  This contract' 'will' occupy a.  couple' b�� weeks  and- then the  gang: will undertake work on the  Merritt-Nicola road as  well as  bther roads in this'vicinity. -."It  will be   a general  cleanup arid  then we start in on the Princeton  road'-remarked  Superintendent  Sutherland;      -   -~ - - 77 ���  PAGIFIG   COAST  COLLIERIES  (Continued from page * one) f-"  already being put in.., In. No.  2  mine .a sixteen  foot seam was  discovered', last Saturday at. a  level of 10.7 feet and iVis probable   ^  that the^plant will  be" so-constructed as to cross cut'this'seam.  A spur line will be; built to connectwitVthe 6.  P.R' and; thus  give     transportation * facilities.  <#The announcement that thej'C.  ^iri^^frienas^f Mrs. tete  Marquet will be pleased .^o leu  that she is making'su'bstanti  progress towards recovery.  _&a?  COMMITTEES AT WORK  ,   (Continyed/from page one) ;  tee to take charge of the refreshments will be .Dr.   G.   H: Tutill,  S. N. Dancey, G: B;-   Armstrong  and;j; p/Boyd.    i  ,   ;.;.;:���  A tennis committee was named  tocbmbris& Jr t\. Boyd, J. Wilson  and DK. G/ft , Tutill. ptller  committees named Jyere T��aps-  i,6rtatibri, (J, M: Thc^and ,��^g:  Dancey; repisiiririg; pavillion, ,G. B.  Afmktrong^ ^Wmrg. ?. P.  ^^notWer pieetirig 6fJ the associ-  WfenJ }Wiirbd heiav!on   Tuesday  evening next.  J!  pTr. w^Tt^^airtKe^T^n^y-  can get is^.certainly aJ great inducement1, ' ^ma^ked one of the  directors. ^"*  ^ Interviewed this morriirig Mr.  Duncan Wd that the company  would': prbceed;' * cautiously and  economically but gave' every assurance , 'that"the; Pacific Coast  Qoltieries' would 'be thoroughly  developed. m\ , . ., , '.;  ' The visiting 'riiiriing' men> ex-  ^r^sse'd great confidence' in the  future of Merritt %d.Mr.: Boyn-  ton is; hbw negotiating) ior the  burchkse b^a corrie'r; lot in the  Mn^-Be^W'tKa'g^vi^ tan-  gibie^eviclence bftefaith. They  left for their homes this morning. Friday, April 15, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  LOSS OF GREAT MAN  I  te  ll  to  I  I  I  time as everything has to be  issued by the ordnance officer at  Ottawa.  As evidence of the widespread  interest taken in the Nicola  valley squadron, I may say that  I have had letters  from persons  Captain Tatlow Succumbs to Injuries of  Last Friday  Captain Robert G. Tatlow, former finance minister in the McBride government, and the man  largely responsible for the'residing in Nanaimo, Victoria,  healthy financial condition of the | Revelstoke, Calgarv, Ashcroft  province, died in Victoria hos- j and Prince Rupert requesting initial Monday morning at 10 j formation concerning conditions  o'clock from injuries received in ; governing enlistment and also  an accident the previous Friday j asking for general information  afternoon when he was thrown j regarding the valley. All ranks  from his trap while driving along | are now keen to go ahead and  Vancouver street in Victoria, j I have taken care to emphasize  The body was shipped to Van- j that fact to the D. O. C. and am  couver where burial took place, t certain that he will do all in, his  His tragic death is widely mourn- power to hasten delivery of uni-  ed,   for his  friends  were numbered in both parties.  Captain   Tatlow   entered   the  government in 1903, and initated  forms,  rifles and general equipment.  The squadron  officers will be  gazetted at an early date in the  the provincial fruit exhibits in I "Canada Gazette."     Should our  the   old   country.    He   was   an equipment   be    incomplete    by  Irishman by birth,  and 54 years  of age.  The funeral was held from  1918 Haro street, Vancouver,  Wednesday afternoon.  Robert Garnet Tatlow was born  on Sept. 6, 1855, at Scarva,  County Down, Ireland, the son  of John Garnet Tatlow and Anne  Tatlow, his wife, both of County  Cavan, Ireland. He was educated at Cheltenham, England:.. He  married in April, 1893, Miss E.  M. Cambie, daughter of H. J.  ; Cambie, C. E., of Vancouver.  He was formerly a,captain in  the First Prince of Wales' regiment, Montreal, and was attached for over a year to B.  battery, R.C.A. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Vancouver to the legislature in 189.4.  He was elected to the legislature  at the general elections in 1900,  and re-elected in 1903. He was  chairman of the Vancouver park  board for eight years. ,  He was appointed minister of  agriculture arid finance in the  McBride government in 1903, and  retained it until his retirement  in November of last year. In the  former capacity he instituted the  annual provincial exhibit of fruit  -in^Great-Britain. =���-��� ���  James  W.    Grier has started Land Act Notice  a newspaper in New Denver and  KAML00PS    YALE    LAND    DIS-  it is   known  as    The Slbcan3 .  Mr. Grier is one   of the  pioneer TRICT.  newspaper man of the province. Take notice that Henry Standi^  Ernest Miller M. P. P. for Grand | Cleasby of Coutlee, farmer in-  Forks was given a banquet by; tends to apply for permission to  his home friends the other [ purchase the following described,  night. It was a non-political j lands:-Commencing at a post  function. ! planted at the North east corner  There will be a poor cotton of Lot 537 thence West 60 chaiKS  crop this year and the  price is thence North 20   chains,  to the  soaring as a result. j g?uth ]m�� ��{N?ik J?dian Reserve  ��� | thence   Easterly along  Reserve  A heavy ice jam at Soda-Creek i line to Nicola river, thence South-  caused a flood and the hull of the ; erly following Nicola river to  newB. C. Express Go's steamer | Northwest   corner  0f   Lot 534,  ���_,    _,    ��� j   .a? 4.u    ui    i        rr��u   i thence   bouth three    cnams   to  was carried off the blocks.    The j point of commenCement contain-  new   Clarke  steamer  met with ; jng- loo acres more or less,  the same fate. j Dated February 21st. 1910.  Henry Standly Cleasby  June 7th, application will be  made for a squadron training  camp to be held in the valley.  Drills will take nlace as soon as  the D. O. C. has notified me that  the squadron establishment is  satisfactory���probably commenc-  iag Wednesday evening next.  Yours faithfully,  Charles Flick.  -o-  LOCAL MAIL SERVICE  All mail for east and west  points as well as for Spences  Bridge and intermediate points  leaves Nicola at 7.30 a. m. on  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and  Saturday and Merritt at 8 a. m.  the same days."  Mail from the east and west  as well as from Spences Bridge  and intermediate points reaches  Merritt at 7.11 p. m. on Monday,  Wednesday, Friday and Saturday  and Nicola at 7.45 o'clock the  same evening.  Potatoes Wanted  Potatoes wanted for shipment in carload lots, must be of good quality and  reasonable in price.    Apply  NEWS OFFICE, Merritt; B. C.  The B. and B.  Automobile Co,  SHOW ROOMS  New Masonic Temple Bldg.  Cor.  Georgia and Seymour Sts.  Vancouver, B. C.  P. O. Box 367.  -o-  LOCAL C.M.R. WELL FILLED UP  Squadron Has Full Complement of  Men  and.Will Ask For More. ..  Editor News : "D" squadron C M. R. has now its full  establishment, 74 all ranks. Application has been made to the  D. O/C. for leave to recruit up  to 116, it being found that there  are plenty of recruits. available.  It is uncertain, whether or no,  the squadron will join the regiment in camp at Jackp Lake on  June 7th. There is, uniforms to  measure for, and the issue of the  necessary equipment   will  take  TELEPHONE HOURS  (Trunk Lines)  Weekdays���8a.m, to 12o'clock  noon. 1p.m. to6p.m. 7 p.m.  till 8 p.m.  ���Sundays���9;till7i0:30a7m7r4p7  m. till 5 p. m.  The  REO  The  FORD  The  WHITE  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 of  I. Eastwood.      ���  LandAct Notice  Tako notice that I, J. S. Morgan,  of Merritt, engineer, intend to apply  to tho Chief Commissioner of Lands  for permission to purchase the. following-described lands:���Commencing  at a post planted at the North-west  corner, known as Lot 151; thence  running 40 chains East, thence . 40  chains South, thence 40 chains West,  thence 40 chains'North to point of  commencement, and containing 160  acres more or less.  Dated  January 12th. 1910.   ��� J���St-MORGAN"   The Dominion Government  has appropriated $50,000 to be  used in promoting the v experimental work in connection with  the reduction of ziuc.  Land Act Notice  NICOLA LAND DISTRICT  t  District of Yale.  Take hotico that William E. Grce  oi  Vancouver,  contractor,  intends t<  apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:���Commencing    at a    post    planted    one    mile  South   from    the North-east    corne  post of Hilda M. King's applicatio  to purchase;    thence    running South  80 chains,    thence    West    80 chains,  thence North 80 chains,  thence East  80 chains to point of commencemen  and  containing 640 acres,    more    o  less.  Dated 28th. December, 190t).  WILLIAM E. GREEN.  E.  Todd, Agent.  Land Act Notice  NICOLA DISTRICT  Notice  is hereby  given that  I    intend to apply to the Assistant Com  missioner  of Lands for  a licence    to-  prospect  for  coal   and petroleum   on  and  under   the    following    described  lands:��� _  No.    1.     Commencing    at     a pos  planted  about 1-4-   miles    from Otte  Creek,   in  a Northerly    direction    of  Lot  903,    being    "M.L.G.,.N.E.  corne r post";    thence    West    80 chains  South 80   chains,    East    80   chains,  North  80  chains    to    point   of commencement.  Dated 1st. December. 1S09.  M.'L. GRIMMETT.  A.  B. Roberts,  Agent,  Land Act Notice  KAMLOOPS  DIVISION   OF/YALE  LAND  DISTRICT  District      of    .Nicola.  Take notice that George E. Hygh  of Merritt, hotel proprietor, intends,  to apply for permission to purchase  the following described lands:���Commencing at a post planted at the  North-west corner of the staking-  which lies about 3 chains East of  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 poirit of  commencement.  GEORGE EDWARD HYGH  Dated   January 25th.   1910.  Land Act Notice  NICOLA AND KAMLOOPS LAND DISTRICT.  District of Yale.  Take notice that Joseph Lhgan Thompson of  Vancouvey, occupation, farmer, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the follow ing: described  lands:  ' Commencing: at a post planted at the southwest corner of Lot 751,' about two miles south of  Mamette Lake, thence 40 chains North, shence CO-  chains West, thence 60 chains South, thence 40  chains East, to the west line of Lot, 14SS. G. ].  thence 20 chains North, thence 20 chains Eass, to  point of commencement, and contains: 320 acres  more or less.  JOSEPH LOGAN THOMPSON.  Frank Bailey, Ag-ent.  Dated March 16th, 1910.,  M. L. GMMMETT  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Nicola ��� Merritt  ! At Merritt Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday '    .  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, April 15, 1910  *-_____  \\  BASEBAL0JQURNEY  Under the auspices of the  Merritt Athletic Association and  in connection with the big annual celebration a baseball  tournament will be held at Merritt on May 24 and 25. The association has apnropriated one  hundred dollars as a cash prize  -and in addition to that the  beautiful Hudson's Bay cup,  valued at fifty dollars, will be  hung up.  The conditions on which the  money prize is given is that  there shall be at least two outride teams competing. Kamloops  :and Ashcroft are looked upon as  probable contestants and an  effort will be made to secure  teams from these towns, for the  tourney. A well organized, baseball tournament will, it is  thought, be one of the best  drawing cards of the celebration.   o-  TENNIS MEETING CALLED  A meeting to organize a tennis  *   club in Merritt has been  called  for   Wednesday   evening   next,  ; April 20th, at the Diamond Vale  store.  The club will affiliate with.the  .. - Merritt Athletic Association and  ;   the latter has undertaken to bear  all  legitimate  expense  incurred  in preparing grounds. A splendid  ; court has been laid on the Dia-  .. mond Vale property near the old  - offices and games will soon  be  *; called.     A good   attendance of  '  of   players   is   asked   for   next  -Wednesday  night   so   that   the  : preliminary   plans  can  be  well  . ..laid.    Games with Nicola,  Middlesboro and other outside places  will follow.  BASEBALL LOOKING UP  Two good workouts have been  -held ior the baseball artists in  and around Merritt. It is easily  apparent that there is an abundance of good material and with a  few more practices and lots of  good coaching there is no reason  why a winning team could not  be developed. With the addition  of the best from Nicola and  Middlesboro the district will be  able to put up a nine that will  make the best of them go. Practices will be continued every  week.  -�����  MIDDLESBORO ATHLETIC ASSN.  The reorganization of the Middlesboro Athletic Association  took place this week under happy  auspices. - Gratifying reports and  lots of enthusiasm were harbingers   of   an   interesting   season.  James Gray was elected president, P Smith secretary-treasurer and J. Sharp, P. Reed and  W.. Williams committeemen. Over  fifty members signed the roll.  -o-  JBULMAN-VASEY CUP  The cup donated b;y officers of  the Kamloops footboll club and  known as the Bulman-Vasey  cup will be sought by a football  team from Nicola valley. Already  Ashcroft and Kamloops are in  the series and it is proposed to  organize two groups, one east  with Salmon Arm . and Notch  Hill as well as Revelstoke and  the other west with Kamloops,  Ashcroft and Nicola. The winner of one group will . play off  with the winner of the other.  Plans to organize a football team  under the auspices of the Merritt Athletic Association are al-  ready under way and it is  thought that a winning, eleven  can be secured.  THE HORSE SHOW  The third annual horse show  under the auspices of the Vancouver Horse Show Association  which opens on Tuesday next  and continues for five days will  establish a continental record in  point of entries. The list has  closed with 10277 entries in the  various classes and to this number will be added another 100 in  the championship classes. Calgary went over the 900 mark  last week, but this record has  been shattered. In every department the show promises to be the  finest on the continent. Great  interest is manifested and many  from this district will attend.  MINTO CUP GAMES  It begins to look as though the  MontreaFlacrosse teamTchaiieng-  ers for Minto cup, doesn't know  just exactly what it does want.  Several changes in dates have  already been granted and now  the easterners want the fixtures  further postponed until July.  June 18 and 25 have already been  set aside in the schedule of the  B. C. Lacrosse Assn.  Both Jeffries and Johnston  have gone into training quarters  in preparation for the big fight  on July 4th. The friends of  Jeffries say that he is in old time  form and that he will make an  easy .disposition of the black  man. A former manager of  Johnston; comes forward with  the statement that if Jeffries is  in any kind of form at all he can  beat Johnston.   .,  Home of the travelling public.  Everything directed to the best  comfort and convenience of the  guests.  Rates $2.00 a day.  Special inducement to boarders.  GEORGE E. HYGH  HERRITT  PROPRIETOR  BRITISH COLUMBIA  Never-Mind About Halley's Comet  but bear in mind that  ERRITT  will hold a  i Celebration on May 24 and 25  Horse Racing, Baseball, Football and other Field Sports  Full Particulars Later.  Merritt Livery and Peed Stable  Saddle Horses,. and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice. '-,...���  Good accomodation for horses.  --Express meets .  .   all trains.    Buggies for hire.  Tk. J. COUTLEE, Prop.,  Merritt, B.C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B. C.  The choicest of Beef, Mutton, etc.,  always on hand.  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T, HESLOPrPro^  The Beauty Spot of British Columbia  HOPE  Picturesquely situated along the banks of the Fraser River and  a history as romantic as the place is beautiful.  Co  We can offer you scenic beauty, comfort and pleasure���what  more do you want.    Good hunting and fishing.    Future railroad centre.  Fred. Parnaby, Proprietor  Coiquahalla Hotel ...   Hope, B. C. Friday, April 15, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  I  I  I  13.  w  h  P  if  Early Days in Nicola Valley  By George   Murray,   Nicola.  Gradually moving up the valley Mr.  Murray in his reminiscent sketches-has  now reached the pioneer settlement  that existed on the land now given over  to Merritt townsite. Many well known  names are cited and the story retains  well the absorbing interest that it has  held from the beginning.���Ed.  In the vicinity of the Forks,  now known as Merritt, there is  a large area of bottom and bench  land where the following settlers  were located: Mr. and Mrs.  Chapman,, Mr. Voght and family,  Mr. William Charters and family,  John Charters, Mr. Garcia and  family, Patrick Ryan and Jack  Wilson. In former years this  would be considered not only a  compact but large settlement.  The land where the B. C. Southern Co. is now operating was  then vacant, but was soon after  pre-empted by Mr. Gilbert Blair  who probably was not aware of  the valuable piece of property  which fell to his lot. Land in  those days was chiefly valued  for its timber, grazing or feed  which it could be made to produce. Cattle were the only  marketable product. Mr. and  Mrs. Chapman with their little  daughter Minnie,  now Mrs. Dan  Mclnnes, occupied the ranch  which he recently sold to Mr.  John Collett. At that time their  home like that of all the earliest  settlers was a log cabin. It was  however a cheerful home owing  to the brightness and kindness  and warmth of hospitality of the  inmates.  There one felt that some part  of Scotland had been translated  to Nicola. To see women who  had severed many of their dearest ties to settle in a far off and  sparsely inhabited land cheerfully confronting the trials and  -privations inseparable from  pioneer life, made one feel that  men at least should be above  complaining. Men had their  burdens to bear, but their lot  was not so hard as that of their  wives.  ' May happiness and health  mark the declining years of Mr.  and Mrs. Chapman in their quiet  home at Lower , Nicola where  they now reside.  In those days neither the  Nicola or Coldwater rivers were  bridged. During the high water  crossing   was    dangerous    and  George Muir, a settler, was  drowned near the new bridge  across the Nicola in the attempt  to ford the river. The melancholy event occured while he was  on his way to meet his affiance  in Victoria, who had come all the  way from Scotland to be married.  Through the kindness, of two or  three of the early settlers the  remains were raised and interred  in the Presbyterian church lot at  Nicola.  The Chapmans were fortunate in having for their neighbor  the genial and affable Mr. Voght,  a man of . singularly even temperament, always greeting those  who. visited, him with a cordial  welcome and sunny countenance.  In the absence of a church his  house had for quite a time been  kindly placed at our disposal for  divine services.  Kindership was characteristic  of his home, and was evinced  not only by himself but also by  his family. For a period of 35  years he has been a steady supporter of the Presbyterian church  and is today most active in' the  movement for church erection,  tenders for which " are now requested. Our. fond hope is that  in the near, future the Presbyterian church which for nearly  35 years has maintained a mission  in this field shall at an early date  have a comfortable and suitable  place of worship.  If those who wTere identified  with that church in their former  homes will claim and maintain  their connection at Merritt and  lend their influence and aid in  forming a congregation and  erecting a church, results potent  for good can be speedily ac-^  complished. If the desire is to  see Merritt a healthy town to  live in, one in which good influences will prevail, the churches,  must be sustained. One way of  attracting residents is to have a  community with a reputation for  strict regard for moral principles!  Surely parents are anxious that  their children should be reared  in a pure atmosphere. What  Merritt of the-future shall be is  largely . being determined by  what it now is���by the aims and  aspirations of the present.  (To be continued.)  Bobby Kerr and Eddie Cotter  will go to England for the championship meet early in July.  -.    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  SITES  V.,��� -v  ERTY  The future of Merritt as a Commercial, Industrial and  Mining centre is now assured  The Kettle Valley Railway will be Built  J_v 6  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, April 15, 1910  / *  *.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance.  Six "months $1.00  EDITOR   S. N. DANCEY  -���_���___  Oxe dollar per inch per month for regula advertising. Land and water- notices $7.50 for 60  'days.    $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising: 10 words for 25 cents.  ��xt.ra words 2 cents.       _... .  Special rates furnished for larsre contract advertising':  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt. B.C.  PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN  For weeks wTe have advocated  a publicity campaign for Nicola  Valley and at last our efforts  have been rewarded. The Nicola  Valley Board of Trade has inaugurated a progressive campaign and present indications  point to a full measure of success.  Nicola Valley is one of the  most productive districts . in  British Columbia. No district  could provide more attractive or  more convincing evidence of its  resourcefulness and on the other  hand there is no part of the province more inadequately advertised.  Now that the engines of publicity have been set in motion it  devolves upon the good people of  ..this valley to lend every sympathy and encouragement to the  movement to advertise the resources of the district. Money  is required to promote this campaign and wev bespeak for the  men who have consented to give  their time and substance in this  work every assistance in that  important respect.  _ Advertising always pays. It  matters not whether it is an  ordinary business venture or  whether it is a larger scheme.  It is just as necessary to advertise a. district as it is to advertise for a lost article. Strangers  -are. coming to this land every day  our fertile lands. We have our  live stock industry. We have  the finest climate \n the world  and everything combines to give  the dsstrict pre-eminence in  every department. Once here  settlers will be imbued with the  wealth of the district and will  permanently reside.  But the great problem is to get  them here and it is towards that  end that the board of trade has  initiated the publicity campaign.  Give the commissioners a whole  hearted assistance. The movement is in the best interests of  every business man and every  farmer in the district. With increased settlement and larger  business your property will be  worth more money, the value of  your business will be enhanced  and in every department ..of industrial activity there will be a  substantial appreciation.  andTthey are generally "guided_by  the volume of publicity. If we  keep Nicola Valley well before  the public, let this district be on  the lips of every publicity agent  throughout the land, and it will  not be long before ifwill. be as; a  magnet drawing new settlers  from all parts of the world.  ',Wev. need settlers and need  them -badly. It is true that the  district has experienced substantial growth during the past  two or three years but that development i& by no means what  it should be as a result of negligence in the matter of publicity.  Nicola Valley has the goods to  deliver. There is no district  more resourceful or better fitted to accomodate new settlers.  We have our mines.    We have  THE   COAL   INDUSTRY  That the coal industry will be  one of the most potent factors in  the upbuilding of this community  is becoming more and more .apparent every day. The substantial progress that the Nicola  Valley Coal and Coke Co. has experienced only reveals the possibilities that surround the various  properties in and^around Middlesboro. ���   "  -  '  .  The^Canadian . Pacific railway  has expressed tangible appreciation of those possibilties when  they instal a permanent coal inspector here. The railroad has  sent out a call for all the coal that  the mines of this district can provide and what better inducement  could any industry require.  The result is that the different companies have shown  a new lease of life. The Pacific  Coast Colleries have decided to  instal a plant and to produce at  least 500 tons per day at the cutset. The Coal Hill syndicate  will become active in the provision  offacilitiesr^TheDiamond-Vale  mines will'pe .reopened;'and on  every hand there is gratifying  evidence of renewed life.  The enlargement of plants and  the installation of new ones  means the employment of more  men and we venture the prediction that within six months there  will be at least over eight hundred men at work in the various  mines at Middlesboro. Allowing  the usual ratio for married men  with families we believe that the  population of Merritt and Middlesboro will be enhanced to the;  extent of over one thousand souls.  Every patriotic citizen of the  valley should view these conditions with gratification because  the growth of one. industry but  leads to the growth of the others  and it is no idle boast to say that  we as a people today stand on  the threshhold of a wonderful  era of development and expansion.  The death of Hon. " Robert  Tatlow under tragic circumstances will be universally mourned. Only absent from public  life but a few brief months he  was still a conspicuous figure in  the life of the province and many  of his nearest friends were  satisfied that the local parliament would soon again have had  the advantage of - his wise  counsel and efficient service.  Capt. Tatlow, as he was fam-  iliarily known, was one of .the  safest men ever in the state service and his removal was generally regretted but that the  province and country should be  robbed of his future service in  such a distressing pay is deplorable in the keenest sense.  To the relatives and friends of  the deceased will go put the  warmest sympathy of' a people  who had learned to appreciate  him at his true worth���a people  whose highest respect and  esteem was ever at his command.     ^   -The daily train service on the"  local branch has already met  with appreciation. at the hands  of the travelling public. _ Greater  convenience in every way has re-  ulted and there is every indication that the improved service will  be a magnet in drawing people  to the district. It is regretable  that the post office department  cannot see its way clear, however,  to give us the daily mail service.  It is true that mail four days each  week is an increace service but  there is no reason why it should  not de a daily service. There  would be no more mail to handle  though it would have to de hanb-  led oftiner. The paltry financial consideration should not in  any. way deter the department  in~pfoviding-for-the--pe6ple-of-  Nicola valley the daily service  because the circumstances demand it.  ,  The decision of the department at Ottawa to instal tlje  telephone exchange at Merriit  this summer will be received  with general satisfaction in this  district. The importance of  Merritt, conniercialy and industrially, certainly demands an  adequate telephone service but  this important utility has been  neglected oor some time. Much  of the credit for securing; the  early installation of the exchange  is due Martin Burrell, the local  representeve, for it is largely  through his utiring effort that  the concession has been granted.  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 foe  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 an*  criminal.  City of Nanaimo,   17th  May,   1910. ;��� Civil aaA  criminal.  City of Vernon. 17th May, 1910. ��� Civil and criminal.     .. ,      .   ,    ;  City of Fernie, 17tb May, 1910.    Civil and criminal.                               - "   '������  .   City. of New   Westminster,    25th   May,   l_St__0.  Civil and criminal.  Town of Clinton,  26th May;   1910.     Civil and  criminal. , ,  And that notice be given that sittings of the  Supreme Court for the trial of civil causes, issues  and matters only will be held in the Court H*s  at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, at the places anflura  the dates following, namely:���  "City of Rossland, 10th May, 1910.  City, of Cranbrpok, 14th May, 1910.  By Command.'  HENRY ESSON YOUNG.  Provincial Secretary  Provincial Secretary's Office,  2nd March, 1910. .  Buy Your Girl  Box of Bon Bons  New stock of Candies and confectionery has just ���arrived and  prices are right.  BILLIARDS AND POOL  f ONSORIAL PARLORS  W, E.   BROWN  OLD LEONARD   STAND  Dollar Doublet's  Our Cla&slfled Want Ada. are  real dollar doubters. In shoo  leather and : nervous energy, they ;  will save you many times their  email cost by bringing to your  door what you require, whether  It be efficient help, a desirable  borrower for surplus oash, a position or a domestic.  A most convincing and ' Inex- -  oenslvs proof would be to try a  Want Ad.  cwnwkh* m w �������� km* Friday, April 15, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  i:  R"  1-  1  I  Ik  I  I  Iff"  M  Monday night was a gala night  for the local masons. R. W. Bro.  H. Rich, ofLadrier, Worshipful  Grand Master, and R. W. Bro. J.  Burd, of Vancouver, Grand Senior Warden, made ah official visit  to Nicola lodge and the occasion  was fittingly marked. Members  of the craft, were present from  all parts of the valley.  Business over the visitors were  guests of  honor . at  a luncheon  when songs and speeches   combined to make   up an   unusually  pleasant evening.    Addresses by  the visiting  dignitaries   as  well  as A. H. Skey, of Kamloops, D.  D. G. M., and local masons were  thoroughly enjoyed.    It was  the.  first time that Nicola  lodge had |  been  honored  by a  visit    from'  grand lodge officers and the happy  strain of the speeches gave fitting appreciation of the honor,  MINER BADLY HURT  James Williamson, an employee  in the Middlesboro mines, met  with a serious accident last  Saturday. He is still in a critical condition and the doctors are  somewhat dubious as to the outcome. Dr. Kendall, a specialist  from Vancouver, attended the injured man Wednesday and will  return.  Williamson was caught between a moving car and a heavy  wall being badly crushed. He  was internally injured and his  weakened state precludes the  possibility of an operation at  present. He is resting easy to  day though there is little change  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  m  its  unexcelled  stock.     Prompt   and   excellent   service  rendered to our out of town patrons.  Remember we sell at eastern prices Diamonds, Jewelery,  Silverware, Cut Glass, and Leather Goods. Special-lines for  wedding presents and birthday gifts.    Write for catalogue.  Henry Birks & Sons, Limited  Jewelery Mail Order House ,  Geo, E. Trorey, Man. Dir. Vancouver, B. C.  Remember You  Want  Best  <  The. Eraser   Valley Nurseries   are  the  amongst the oldest and best established  in the province.  Hundreds of fruit growers can  testify to the splendid value of the trees  they purchased from us.  Good value with reasonable prices  form, a good combination. Get your  orders in now.  Fraser Valley Nurseries  Local Representative :     F. G. Moore, Lytton, B. C.  Mr. Moore will be in Nicola valley in a few days.  GOOD WEATHER COMING  Foster says that the weather  indications for April appear to be  quite favorable to all crops particularly to sowing of oats, and  spring wheat and the planting of  | corn and cotton. Dry weather  will cause some unnecessary  anxiety about winter wheat.     "  ���������������~o _ , _    .  *   BIG MOGULS COMING  One  of the big new   engines  which are being sent out for service on the Thompson   and   Cascade divisions of the C.    P.    R.  has reached   North  Bend.    It is  No. 1190 and is a powerful monster of the Atlantic type.    Nine j  more of these big iron horses will j  be brought out and  the  bridges j  are being strengthened to receive j  them.".  Coal;   Goal    Coal  The Coal Hill Syndicate  is in a position to  quote you  LOWEST PRICES  on any quantity of their  now famous product.  Our mine is run free of  rock and slate and this  results in splendid furnace fuel.  -o-  LUMP  STIC  .*>:������ 'H  ..*...-��  '"'*:  OIL NEAR ASHCROFT  Oil in good quantities has been  found about 40 miles west of  Ashcroft along the Thompson  river. It was found in shale and  made a good test. The claims  are owned by John McGillivary,  George Chataway .and A. M.  Leitch.  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  -o-  COPPER OUTPUT  ; The returns of the British  Columbia Copper company for  January and February, of this  year indicate, net profits ,o'f  $72,500 for the two months.  The copper output was 1,339,707  pounds, with 15,151 ounces of  silver and 5,073 ounces of gold.  After crediting these gold and  silver values the company were  able to lay copper down in New  York refined at a cost of less than  eight cents per pound.  Jos. Graham, ^  P.O. Box  17 Merritt, B.C.  r  y^ 7'-'=y'^j��;?j  ':'���/'::  V/ iV -'I".���'��������=:��� I  y7��.?iy7i.ti-~i',,ct~y-. s  .:_���$��'|  0_/\_La��j  SOME GOOD  AND  BURNS AGAIN HIMSELF  In a go for the heavy weight  championship of Australia Tommy Burns won from Bill Lang,'  the former champion, in twenty  rounds.  . ���-������V--,  INTER-PROVINCIAL ROAD  It is  now   definitely   decided  that the inter-provincial wagon  road   leading from the  coast to  Alberta  will   be undertaken  by  the  government-   The  sum  of  $50,000 has been appropriated for  this year's  operations.    Passing  through Delta and Chilliwack the  trunk road will primarily utilize  the    famous    Westminster-Yale  highway to Hope',   thence across  old Sappers' and Miners' road to  the Hope mountains and  after  that the route  will  have to  be  arranged.  Metallifferous and   Alluvial Deposits���Cattle Ranches and Fruit  Lands in the���  SIMILKAMEEN AND  NICOLA VALLEYS  FRANK BAILEY  A company is being organized  to construct dry docks and erect  shipbuilding yards in Canada  under the diretion of the state  department at Ottawa.  M. C. M. I.  MERRITT,       PRINCETON,  and VANCOUVER  HEDLEV  A. R. CARRINGTON & CO  GENERAL MERCHANT  Our prices are right   Full stock in all departments  Nicola's Oldest Store  A.   R.   CARRINGTON & CO.  ;.../���  /  >s _VT_��I1I.II.II,I��_.__M||1I_  8  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, April 15," 1910  I. .^:  Edwin Dalley  (Contiuued from page one)  by rail to Panama, from thence  by the steamer Orizaba to San  Francisco and from there by  steamer again to Victoria, B. C.  arriving on June 2nd. On the  way out I made the acquaintance  of three other passengers from  London bound for the same goal  as myself and they thought it  better to join forces and travel  together rather than singly.  After a stay of three days in  Victjria we started for Cariboo  by the way of Lillooet and from  there on we had our baggage  packed on horses to the Forks  of Quesnel and travelled on foot  ourselves. On the way up we  daily met men returning with  their blankets on their backs,  disappointed and cursing the  country. We had started with  the intention of going to the  mines so we determined to go  through. Arriving at Antler  Creek on the 12th of July, we  did not make a long stay as our  funds were getting low and Jihe  price of provisions was very high  so we started on the return journey without the gold but with  some dearly bought experience.  The trip, both going and returning was very rough; something  that will remain in the memory  a long time. In August on the  return journey we arrived at  Venables Valley, a place on the  old Cariboo trail about 12 miles  above Spences Bridge and all  travel by the Yale route to" Cariboo passed that way before the.  wagon road. .After the completion of the wagon road at a much  lower level the old trail was  abandoned. The wagon road  was in course of construction at  this time and we went to work  on it. After working a week Mr.  Venables held out inducement tb  me to stay the. winter with him.  This I did and remained about  one year in the valley. In 1864  I pre-empted a claim- on the  Thompson river about thirteen  miles above Spences Bridge and  remained there until 1867 but as  I could not always get sufficient  water for irrigation I abandoned  my claim. The winter of 1867-  1868 I spent with my friend and  shipmate, John Clapperton, at  Spences Bridge and whilst there  we heard that the Nicola valley  ���\vas=a=fine_ran_ching^cmmtr^so  we went to spy out the land and  found that it was all that it was  represented to be. I then staked  off claims for Mr. Clapperton  and myself and had them recorded at Lytton as well as water for  irrigation. The land was about  one mile-from the foot of Nicola  Lake and close to what is now  the village of Nicola. . These  were the first pre-emptions taken  up in Nicola valley.  As Mr. Clapperton had other  business to attend to he did not  go to Nicola to reside at this time  but sent Alexander Robb to represent him on his claim. Robb  and myself arrived in Nicola on  -April 7th 1868. There was no  other white man within thirty  miles at that time.  We managed to put in twenty  acres of crop and fenced it besides building a log house that  year which kept us very   busy.  We also brought in a band of  sheep which were the progenitors of a flock which Mr. Clapperton and I kept in partnership  for many years.  Soon after our arrival William  Charters came and located on the  flat on which Merritt now stands.  The other arrivals that year were  Samuel and John P. Moore who  located at the head of the, lake.  They brought a band of cattle  with them and commenced ranching. Two other of the Moore  brothers Joseph and Benjamin  followed them three years later  and they also located at,the head  of the lake. Two.-,. brothers,  Florein and Wheeler Mickle with  Alexander Robb pre-empted land  at Quilchena.  The Indians were getting uneasy at seeing so much of the  best land taken up by the whites,  so to prevent trouble the Indian  Commissioner, Mr. O'Reilly came  up and appointed reserves at  Shulus and on the creek about  12 miles above the foot of the  lake, also a small one of 40 acses  at the mouth of Quilchena creek,  so as to give the Indians the  right of fishing there. Mr. E.  Mohun, C. E,.of Victoria surveyed the reserves and they  were supplemented ten years  later. Two other men, Charles  Dillon and Martin Heinick, better  known as Fish and Snyder, came  in the fall of this year and in  1869 pre-empted land near the  Indian Reserve up the valley.  Dillon died in 1873 and Heinick  a few years later. The next  arrival was George Clapperton  who came In Maach 1869 to represent his brother, John, in  place of Alexander Robb who  was on his own claim at Quilchena  In 1870 George Clapperton preempted land on the^ south side of  the river on what is now part of  the Pooley ranch. George Muir,  a native of Glasgow, came . in  this year and located on a claim  now owned by Mr. Voght at the  Forks. This poor fellow was  drowned* a few years later whilst  crossing the Nicola river at high  water in a leaky, home made  boat.  . Robert Charters, a brother " of  William also came in 1869 and in  October of this year John Gilmore  brought in his young wife and  took up a claim on the south side  of the lake about two miies above  Nicola, ^^a^y^wlio^are now in  the valley will remember^his^  tragic death about sixteen years  ago when he and three of his  children were burned in ,a fire  which consumed their home.  ... In 1870 A. W. Lundbom preempted land at the foot of the  lake which is now a part of Mr.  Brpadbent's ranch. Henry Lind-  lay came in with him but did  not remain though he returned  a few years later and settled at  Lower Nicola.  In 1871 Thomas Woodward and  family came in and settled at  Lower Nicola. Other arrivals  about this time were Robert Le-  ttice and Joseph Blackbourn  with their families. Mr. Lettice  bought M. Lundbom's pre-emption at the foot of lake where he  lived until 1875 when he returned to Victoria and resides there  now.  Jos. Blackbourn acquired land  Kamloops  Under hew 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.  lea    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.  ission 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, Pr��prietor  Nicola Lake  British Columbia  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 .v Vancouver, B.C.  ��nx^rrrr^)fw-^>--r f^%S?2ag ^_^__JSa__^^Jii_iSJiS?_lJ^^_i^m_i��_:i  wmM<  ^���^M  B2I  _2^?^S!^^^SS^^_SISSW���^^  Friday, April 15, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P  w  I  i  I-  1,  I  I  at Quilchena and built the first  hotel there. He lived there a  number of years but eventually  returned to Victoria where he  died three years7 ago. James  Chapman came in In 1871-and  Mrs. Chapman followed shortly  after. They, are both still resident in the valley; In 1872 Mr.  Voght came in and acquired land  at the Forks which I believe is  now part of the Merrittt ownsite.  About this time I do not remember the exact date, Jesus  Garcia and Alex. Coutlee came  with their families. Mr. Garcia  located on land adjoining Mr.  Voght. The whole of this flat  at that time was called the Forks.  Alex. Coutlee built a hotel and  store at Coutlee and gave the  place its name. John Clapperton  took up his residence permanently at Nicola about thi�� time and  shortly after his arrival he was  appointed Government Agent, a  position which he held a number  stay long at this time bnt returned with his family in 1888  and permanently resided at Nicola  Between 1875 and 1880 Gilbert  Blair and H. D. G; Armytage arrived. Mr. Blair pre-empted land  on the west; side of Coldwater  river near what is how Middlesboro and Mr. Armytage acquired land on the Nicola river adjoining Mr. Garcias. They both  now reside at Vancouver. Mr.  Robert Johnson came in about  this and Wm. Riley and family  came in 1879 and after a time  started a blacksmith shop at  Nicola which he still carries on.  About this time A. E. Howse  first came to the valley and is one  of the well known residents of  Nicola. In 1882 William Pooley  came in and shortly after H. G.  M. Ridley arid W, H. Smith all  through direct from England.  W. H. Smith purchased Geo  Clapperton's farm r ana" Smith,  Pooley and Ridley carried on the  of years,    In 1903 he ��� leased his | ranch in partnership fior some  property in Nicola and has since  resided In the neighborhood of  Victoria.  In 1873 Thomas Carrington  brought in his family arid took  up land at Lower Nicola, remaining in the valley on this occasion  until 1876 when he went to Victoria. He returned to the valley  in 1886, however with an increase  ed family and is now with his  son, A. R. Carrington, proprietor  of one of the stores at Nicola.  Some time in the early 70's  John Charters, a brother of Robert and William Charters came  in and took up land on the Nicola  river near the Forks and he and  Robert opened the . first store  there. The three brothers have  all passed the great divide.  In 1874 a useful man came into  the valley in the person of Geo.  Fensom who built the first sawmill at the falls on the Nicola  : river near the foot of; the lake.  Prior to this all our buildings  ��� were made of logs with mud  roofs, lumber for floors, doors,  etc., whipsawn by hand, very  laborious work. After the advent of the saw-mill frame houses  commenced to build which gave  the place a more civilized appearance. Mr. Fensom also added a  grist mill. He remained 12 years  in the valley and during his stay  he built the Presbyterian church  at Nicola.  In 1874 the Government surv-  eyed^the land4hrpugh^the=-valley  which was a convience to those  wishing to acquire holdings.  In 1874 or 75 Henry Woodward  brough in his family and bought  out Mr. Carrington at Lower  Nicola.  In 1875 Paul I. Gillie came to  the. valley and purchased Mr.  Lettice,s property at the foot of  the lake, where he lived until the  tima of his death in 1897 His  son I. D# Gillie then carried on  the ranch until it;was sold four  or five years ago to Mr. Broad-  bent.  In the early days of the settlement our spiritual needs were  looked after by the Rev. I. B.  Good, church of England missionary appointed at Lytton arid Rev.  James Turner Methodist minis-  ester who paid us accasiorial visits  In 1875 Rev. Geo. Murray made  his first appearence.    He did not  time. Eventual Mr. Smith sold  out to his pardners and he now  lives in Victoria. ��� Mr. Ridley  later returned to England and  left Mr. Pooley in sole charge.  Since that time the place has  been known as the Pooley ranch.  Mr. Pooley died in 1903, his  widow is still-in possession of the  property.  In 1883 the first school was  opened in Nicola under the auspices of the' church of England,  this was a great boon to the children who were then to the settlement, this school was continued  for, two- or three years until- the  Government installed public  schools in Nicola, the Forks and  Lower Nicola.  I have forgotten to mention  one of the oldest settlers, Byron  Earnshaw who in the early seventies settled at Lower Nicola arid  afterwards moved to Minnie Lake  where I believe he now lives.  At this time there were several  settlers at Douglas Lake. John  Douglas, I think, was the first  and he went there as early as  1875. The lake was called after  him. Others were Donald Mc-  Rae, Napoleon Tabin, Angustus  Bersea, John English, C. M.  Beak and Wm. Munro. The last  named is still a resident of  Nicola.  All the Douglas Lake properties were bought in 1883, or soon  afterbyvtheJDouglas LakeJCattle__  Go., andTTJ. B. Greaves, one of  the partners, came in that year  and'took the management of the  business which he has conducted  up to the present time.  In the foregoing sketch of the  early settlers of Nicola valley I  have so far, as my memory serves  me, given the names and dates  of the arrival of those who may  be considered the pioneers. I  trust I have said nothing that  will offend any of them, their  merit or demerit I leave for some  other pen.  As to myself I lived at Nicola  from 1868 to 1904, a period of 36  years. In 1904 I went to Victoria  where I shall probably spend the  remainder of my allotted time.  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.  TAKE NOTICE that Euphemia Rabbit, of Tulameen River, B. C, farmer's  wife, intends to apply for permission to ,  purchase the following described lands,  known as Lot 1,867, Yale Division of  Yale district, containing some 27 acres  and bounded on the xest aud south by  the Tulameen 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!  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.  Land Act Notice  KAMLOOPS   DIVISION   OF YALI  DISTRICT  District  of Nicola.  is  the best  investment you can  get and this is particularly  true of  s  JfLSlLojHlL* 1 I  The future railway centre of the  interior. No place outside of  Vancouver has made more substantial progress during the past  two years..  The very fact that so much outside capital is coming into the  city is evidence of the attractiveness of the field for investment!  C. N. R. Divisional Base will be  located in Kamloops. For information address  Dalgleish & Corbett  REAL ESTATE BROKER  We do the  biggest  business in our line  in Kamloops!  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  Bcres, more or less.  EDGAR NEWTON BROWN  - Wm. F. Gibson, Agent  Dated December 21th, 1909. .  .  FOJR SALE���Eggs for hatching, black breaded  game, $1.50 per setting of 15.  R. M. WOODWARD,  EoVifer" Nicola, B. C  Land. Act Notice.  Nicola District, Kamloops Division  of Yale.  Take notice that I Charles Leonard  Flick; occupation merchant, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing, at a post planted beside the Indian Reserve post which  marks the limit of the eastern jog:  from the Northwest corner post of  Naik Indian Reserve, thence North  twenty chains; thence West 2u chains;  thence . South 20 chains; thence East  20 chains to point of commencement.  Charles Leonard Flick.  ^Locator. -  Dated April 6, 1910. 8-16   '  NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS  AH changes for advertisements ap  pearing in the. Nicola Valley News,  must be in the hands of the print  ers no later than Wednesday night  No guarantee can otherwise be given  that the changes will be made.  We improve with age  The Grand  Pacific   Hotel  is one of the oldest Hotels in  Kamloops and has ever maintained the good standard it set  at the start. Situated across  from the C. P. R. depot and  well furnished in all- departments it can give you convenience, comfort and satisfaction.  William Dobson  fiam loops  Lytfon's Popnlar Hotelry  Baillie Hotel  Good   Meals,   Good- Comfortable  Beds and Best Serv'ce.     Rates  Reasonable.  Walter C. .Keeble  Proprietor,  LYTTON, B.C.  NOTICE  Take notice that 30 days after date,"  I intend to apply to the Superintendent  of Provincial Police for a license tesell  spirituous aud fermented liquohs on  the premises known as the Fraser  Canyon House situated at North Bend,  in the Yale Electoral District.  J. C. CLARANCE.  Dated 5th March, 191?.       4-8 TEH-  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, April 15, 1910  .dents  SAVONAS  Mr. E.   Cooney is  a visitor at  Glenbrook.  An entertainment by an outside  company will be giveninthe town  hall on Friday night.  Mrs Wade, who has been visiting her sister Mrs. J. B. Leighton  returned to Kamloops yesterday.  Capt. Oldham of Victoria, and  D. W. Rowlands of Ashcroft were  in town on business last week*  : Mr Dows has just returned  from Alberta with a carload of  stock for his ranch on Deadman s  creek.  ' Lewis Harris was in town last  week. So was Mri Tom. Moore.  The latter expects to stay .in  Savonas for a few,days.  Ed Draney is now wine clerk  at the Lake View Hotel. Mr,  - Draney is well known around  Clinton and Spdnces Bridge and  has already made a host of friend  here.  Harry Ferguson has bought  Thos. Smiths ranch, adjoining  his own place on Three Mile  creek. Mr. and Mrs. Smith intends removing to Savonas, Mr.  Smith having secured an appointment on the C. P. R-  Col. Hudson, late of the Indian  Army, has arrived at Pennies to  take charge of the new hote  erected by the B.C. Horticultural  Estates Company. This new  hostelry, which is being equipped  in the most modern manner, will  be opened at an early date.  As anticipated the annual ball  of the Savonas Sporting Club, on  Friday evening last was a huge  .-^ wfQr>t it. was voted the  -���"rSuCCcoor __���-_-__���--���*-<   vises. An exellentorchestra, two  violins and piano was thus available and for future dances  Savonas will not have, to depend  on outside players for the music.  Mrs. Al. Fqucault of Ashcroft  also kindly assisted at the piano.  Mr. Jimmy Veasey, of Ashcroft,  too disclosed talent with violin.  best ever held here.  There were over 30 couples  present so that the town hall pre-  ented a gay and animated appearance/many of the dancers, both  ladies and gentlemen being in full  evening costume. The hall too  had been tastefully decorated  with Chinese lanterns, bunting  and greenery. There was a large  contingent present from outside  points including Ashcroft, Tran-  L^uille,  Pennies and Three; Mile  Creek,  The musicians ordered   1 rom  ���'Kamloops, failed to turn   up^ in  ; spite of assurances   that -they  ! would be on  hand.    Tlns^ diffii-  ������: culty, however was speedilj^  mounted,tthe l^ses^ and a K  BrousseauandMr. Charlie Ross  kindly volunteering   there ser-  LYTTQN  There is much activity in railway circles in this district and it  begins to look as though it would  be a busy season.  Mrs. Dan Sutherland who  has been, in one of the Vancouver  hospitals is canvalescing very  nicely.  Miss. Mary McKay is the  local canidate in the popularity  contest in connection with the  Nicola Valley News.    ,       .     .  F. G. Moore, the local repre^  sentative of the Fraser Valley  Nerseries, leaves in few' days  for Nicola Valley where  he  will  srend a few weeks.  Thomas Earle is back from a  trip to the east. Hs visited New  York and other places. On Monday he went to Kamloops to attend the meeting of the 'Fruit  Growers' association.  There is no further clue in the  Barrick murder. The two Indians held here and at Ashcroft  are thought to be implicated.  They both give very unsatisfactory accounts of their movements.-  Three carloads of material for  the Lilloett bridge have reached  here. There will be some difficulty in transporting it to  Lilloett because of the length  of  gory.  -buiii  eof-the.girdersand^the^sharp,  turus in some parts of the road.  _o-  QUILCHENA  Jos. Guichon, is back from a  trip to Kamloops. He brought  back a fine new vehicle.  W. J. Palmer and Mrs. Palmer  have moved into Kamloops. The  Palmer ranch is being operated by  J. Whitfield.  The road gang will reach here  at the end of this week to start  work on the Gilmore*hill.  Frank Jackson was at Nicola  yesterday where he purchased a  couple of head of thoroughbred  cattle.;  It is understood that athrough  stage from Nicola to Kamloops  will shortly be   installed     thus  EST FRUIT FA  ITISH COLU  A  I was the first man in the province to experiment  in the line of fruit growing and my success  is too well known to call for comment  Hundreds of tons of fruit are shipped from my  orchards every year and the big demand  tells of the satisfaction that the  fruit gives.  PEACHES,      PEARS,      APPLES,    CHERRIES  PLUMS, and all lines of fruit sold in bulk or small  shipments. -  Get Your Order in Early.  THOMAS G. EARLE  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  L. M. ALEXANDER  Real Estate Broker  Hastings St.  Vancouver, B.C.  doing away with the day delay at  Stump Lake.  John N. Moore and Mrs. Moore  leave for the coast about the first  of May.  It is reported in apparently  well authorized circles that the  Kettle Valley line will go via  Quilchena and follow Quilchena  Creek to Aspen Grove and thence  across country to Penticton^  ���: ?. y/r.^^^7_^g��^rA^^at^l^T��r","TO*^"?,* Friday, April 15, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  11  k  M  I  I  It has been said that in  order %o win a girl you ,  must have affection in  your heart, perfection in  your manners, and confections in your pocket.  If you supply the first  two we'] 1 supply the last  and you'll sure win the  girl.  The Victoria Gross  and  "The More"  are the last word in confectionery.      :  Call and See.  G. M. Gemmill  Druggist  A sent for Mason & Risch Pianos  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Mrsr G: E. Hygh returned last  evening from a few   days' - stay  ���at.the coast.  The triangular service afforded  by the C. P. R. steamers on  the coast is now in operation.  James Spratt of Kamloops, a  brother of Pat Spratt of the  Merritt hotel staff, is spending  a few days in Merritt;  Joseph Collett with his wife  left Tuesday morning for Kamloops where they will spend a  few days with friends.  Mrs. James Chapman of Lower  Nicola was a visitor to Merritt  this week and spent the ti me  with her many friends.  Mrs. A. E. Howse of Nicola  visited with Merritt friends Wednesday afternoon.  D. D. Mann may purchase the  Dunsmuir mansion in Victoria  and wil ltake up his residence in  that city.  -o-  Last week in the house at  Ottawa the V. V. & E. and-Alberta and British Columbia railway bills passed second reading:  J. S. H. Matson of Victoria  who recently purchased the Vancouver News Advertiser proposes  to effect a number of improvements in the paper. Hon. Carter  Cotton will continue as editor-in-  chief.  Road Superintendent . Dan  Sutherlend of Lytton came into  the valley Wednesday night. He  says that the road foreman for  this district has not been selected  and that he wants to secure a  good man.  Thomas Leith, school inspector  for this district, has been in the  valley for the past few days on a  tour of inspection. He found  everthing in satisfactory shape.  The establishment of a school at  Canford is being considered and  the wish of the :residents of that  community will likely be gratified  Mr. Leith leaves on Tuesday next  or Princeton and Hedley conducting an inspection of the  school at Aspen Grove en route.  The dance in Menzies hall last  Friday evening under the  auspices of the local camp of the  Modern Woodmen of America  was highly successful. There  was a good attendance and the  Nicola Valley orchestra supplied  the very best of music. Refreshments were  served at mid-  -_M. V    ,��(��1*%��*___��^  ���*�����    _/-|_���"fc��1 ^   �����* *^   g*V 4*   _L��   _*X���������._�����*  _0* ,�������_ _M M ___ln_ m_u_    _H JW.  -nigj-iu-a-iiu.-jL-ux nxg-_mic*j ��ece��s~untJi  addresses descriptive of the  work of the order were delivered  by G. B. Armstrong and Dr. G.  H. Tutill.  This week The News issues  twenty pages and thus furnished  further evidence of the splended  prosperity that is attending its  career. . . .'.���������."  Next Thursday evening the  local Orange lodge will give^a  shadow party and concert in  Menzies' hall. ��� A strong corn-  mittee has the affair in hand and  no stone will be left uriturned to  provide an evening of uni ntef-  rupted j basure.  The opening of the new  Methodist church at Merritt next  Sunday promises to be an event  of more than ordinary interest.  Rev. Dr. Sippreiir, principal of  Columbian college at New Westminster, will be speaker of the  day. On Monday evening following an entertainment in keeping with the occasion will be  given when addresses will be delivered by pastors of sister  churches as well as Dr. Shipprell  and Rev. OM. Sanford, of  Kamloops, a former local pastdr.  M.  L. Grimmett  was in Ashcroft on business this week.  -o-  James Pooley went to Harris-  ton Hot Springs last Saturday and  will be away for a week.  -o-  that bears his name and his visit  here is in connection with its  sale to the Pacific Coast Collieries Go, He returns to Vancouver tommor row.  -o-  Mr.    and   Mrs.   Sherwood   of:  Cape  Breton  are   visiting  with  Mrs.    Sherwood's   sister,    Mrs.  Westwood.  A. F. Howse's new Russell  motor car will be here early next  week. It was shipped from  Toronto several weeks ago.  Anglican Church���Rev. J.  Thompson���Services for Sunday  April 17th, Nicola 10 a. m.  (Holy  Communion) Merritt  3 p.  m.  J. K. Robinson for some time  a resident of Merritt has removed to Savonas where he will work  on the big irrigation ditch.  Howell John, for some time  fire boss at No. 1 mine at Middlesboro, has been appointed  foreman of the Pacific Coast  Collieries.  ���o-  Rod McKenzie has gone to  Lillooet to reside having secured  a good offer from one of the  local mining companies.  The members of the train crew  on the local branch have fully removed their household effects to  Nicola. With the daily service  it is necessary to transfer the  terminal from Spences Bridge to  the town at the foot of the lake.  A. L. Dingee returned to Merritt last night from Vancouver.  He is seriously considering a permanent residence in the valley.  -��-  G. R. Bates is back from the  coast and went out to Aspen  Grove this morning.  "JLvjlTs*;���W~r~JL__ii~~-t/v/u-Q��� wait* -**��o-it/c'cix-  spending a few days at Nicola  left this morning for a months  stay at Kamloops.  Roy Harris of the Red Cross  Sanitary Co., New Westminster,  spent several days in this vicinity  this week.  Methodist Church���Rev. J.  W. Hedley-^Services for Sunday  April 17th. Rev. Dr. Sipprell,  principal of Columbia^ College,  New Westminster, will speak at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. and with  the pastor will address a Sunday  School rally at 3 p. m. All  young people are invited to be  present.  On Monday evening at 8 p.  m.  a  choice   entertainment will  be  given  in  the church, consisting  of addresses'by Rev. W. J, Kidd,  Rev.   J.   Thompson a.nd Rev. O.  M. Sanford and by  Dr. Sipprell.  Recitations by Mrs. Fred Howse.  Special  music and  singing will  also  be   provided..    The   ladies  are    kindly  requested  to  bring  lunch baskets. ~  The offering at all the services  will be in behalf of the  building"  fund of ths church.  CANADIAN  PACIFIC  B.    C.    COAST . S    S. ,   SAILINGS  FROM VANCOUVER v r  To  Seattle���Daily at 11    p. m.  direct and 10 a.m.  via Victoria.  ���To Victoria���Daily at 10 a.m.  and  1 p. m.  To Alaska���Every  Saturday 11 p.m.,  To  Prince    Rupert���Every    Saturday at 11 p.m. " '..  To    Queen   Charlotte    Island���2nd  and  16th.  of each month. "  To Nanaimo-Union Comox���Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. Satu'r  day  at  8 p.m.  To  Nanaimo���Daily at 2 p.m..  Geo. Thorn C. B. Foster  Agent jVEerritt, A. G. P.A.  "..  .' .-.    . ._     _.v��  Owing to other attractions, the  shadow party and concert under  the auspices Merritt L. O. L. 1701  on April 21st is postponed until  Tuesday May 17th.  Gilbert Blair, of Vancouver,  has spent several days in and  around Merritt this week. Mr.  Blair is owner of the townsite  FOR  ADVERTISING  We will devote title spaoo  regularly to a series of advertisements to. stimulate Interest  l��. our Classified Want Ads. .  We are publicity advocates  and practice our own precepts  because we appreciate their  value.  This series will be pregnant  with pertinent points of general  interest, whether you wish to  buy or sell, to employ or be  employed, to borrow or to lend,  to find a finder or an owner,  It will pay us to run these  advertisements. That Is ths  best proof we have to offer that  It will be profitable to you to  use our Classified Want Ad.  Columns.  Ct*��r<iMr4 nm fcr ��� ��� ___��_%_��, 12  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, April 15, 1910  Provincial News  The Midway Coal company's  tunnel is now in 250 feet.  Hon. F.'J. Fulton has been appointed clerk of Kamloops city  council.  Large land holdings in the Delta  are being subdivided and put on  tne market.  Kamloops city council has provided for an expenditure of $90, -  109.73 this year.  Greenwood city council has  appointed A. S. Black city solicitor at $40 a month.  Delta municipal council has instructed its clerk to advertise the  sale of $125,000. waterworks debenture bonds. ,  Pentiction municipal council  has granted the local board of  trade $300 for the purpose of advertising the town.  C. De Pope is building a hotel  at Lawn Hill, on Queen Charlotte  island to accomodate the rush  of  settlers and prospectors expected  there this spring.  . W. T. Stein, of Vancouver, has  been appointed auditor of Revelstoke city council at a remuneration of $350 a year. The audit  will be made quarterly.  The C. P. R. intends to build  fruit packing house at Vernon  and Summerland, a frame freight  shed at Kelowna, and concrete  cold storage at Sicarhous.  Ladysmith hospital committee  has been promised a government  grant of at least $6,000. and at a  meeting last week it was decided  to proceed with the building.  ��� Last week the Hon. Price . Ellison formally turned on the electric lights in municipality of  Peachland, thus inauguration the  new servic wnich the council has  just installed.  The trade and commerce department has renewed the contract with the Union Steamship  Company for the Australian-New  Zealand service from Vancouver  . and Victoria for one year from  June next, on the same terms as  the existing contract.  A meeting was recently held at  Hosmer to discuss there-opening  of the house of ill-fame. The Rev.  WTLee letrthe oppositionrand^at  the close, after many had left the  hall, a vote was take, showing a  slight mojority in favor of the re-  introduction of the red light dis-  trictr  A reserve has been placed upon  the entire. watershed on both  sides of Okanagan Lake, as well  as on Mission, Pentiction and  other creeks flowing into it by  the provincial government. It  will be conserved fo domestic  water supply and bona fide irrigation project.  , A Liberal association has been  formed at Ashcroft, with the  following officers; President, L.  McKay vice-president, Geo! Chat-  away; secretory-treasure, James  Murphy, executive committee,  Messrs. James Sutherland, J. D.  Moore,, J.,Graham, S. Ewart, and  W. Higginbottom.  PROVINCIAL BOARD OF  HEALTH  of  or  in  REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE SANITARY  CONDITIONS IN TOWNS IN  UNORGANIZED  DISTRICTS.  Approved by Order of His Hononr the Lieutenant  Governor in Council,  datet the 16th day of  March. 1910..  1. Every owrer, lessee, tenant and manager  ���any hotel, tenemenr houe, boarding-hnuse,  'odginjr-houee shall canse every ropm thereof,  ������ hich any person may sleep, dwell or work, to be  dequately lighted and ventilated, and kept in a  cleanly ard ^.nd vholesome condition.  2. Every person who is owrer, lessee, or keeper,  or manager of any hotel, teoement-house, boarding-house or lodging-house shall orovide, or cause  to be provided, water-closets where approved  sewer system is available, or adequate privies,  and same shall at all times be kept in a cleanly  ar.d wholesome coubition, and located to the  satisfaction, of the Medical Health: Officer, or the  Heatlh Officer duly aopointed by toe Provincial  Board of Health:  3. All privies are to be located, constructed and  maintained to the satisfaction of the Medical  Health Officer, or Health Officer duly appointed  by the Provincial Board of Health:  4. Prjvy-vaults or cesspools are forbidden:  3. Ir shall be the duty of every owner, tenant,,  lessee, occupant or person in coarge tf any house,  building or.place of business toproviee-or cause  to be provided,' separate pecebtacler for receiving  and holding, without leakage, garbage and liqtid  refuse that: may accumulate. The receptacles  shall be constructed to the satisfaction of the  Health Officer, and shall be provided with covers,  and shall at all times be. kept in such a condition  as shall be satsfactory.th the Health Officer:  6. The grounds under and around all buildingr  shall be kept clean and free from all refuse os  rubbish by rhe owner, tenant or occupier:  7. No pile or deposit of manure, dirt or garbage, ���  or any accumulation of any offensive substance  shall be made in any place without the consent of  the Health Officer:  8. Any person who violates any provision of  these regulations ��� shall be liable, upon summary  conviction before any two Justices of the Peace,  for every such offence, to a fine not exceeding one  hundred dollars, with or without costs, or to imprisonment, with or without hard labour, for a  term not exceeding six months, or to both fine and  imprisonment, in the discretion of the convicting  Court.  Re location, building and maintnance of privies.  .1. All privies shall be placed on a reasonable dry  site and no part of same to be underground:  _ 2. The receptacle shall be made of wauer-tight  material. A large galvanized iron bucket would  be suitable:  3. AH privies shall have a box seat in which  dry earth or ashes are placed, with a small trowel  so��� that users can sprinkle cpntents of bucket  after stool:  4. The receptacle must always be free from  objectionable odour and must never be allowed to  become completely full, and in all cases must be  cleaned out at least once every week.     ���  ...   CHARLES J. FAGAN, M. D.,  Secretary, Provincial Bsard of Healty.  By Command :  HENRY ESS ON YOUNG,  . Provincial Secretary.  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION  Education Office,  March 17th, 1910.  It is hereby notified that the Honourable the  Council of Public Instruction has been pleased to  appoint the following gentlemen as a Board of  Examiners, to act with the Superintendent of  Education at the examination of Public School  Teachers for 1910:  W. P. Argue, B.A.  Miss Jeanotte A. Cann, B.L.  John S.Gordon, B.A.  J, K" Henry, B.A.  Stanley W. Mathews, M. A.  E. B.Paul, M. A.  G. E. Robinson, B.A.  Ernest H. Russell, B. A.  5. J. Willis, A. A.  David Wilson, B. A.  And the following Public School Inspectors to be  sub-dxaminers, to take charge of the various examination centres throughout the Province, and  to mark candidates in Reading :  G. H. Deane.  J. D.JGillis.  Thomas Leith.  A. E. Miller,  Albert Sullivan.  ALEXANDER ROBINSON,  Superintendent of Educbtion.  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-  pointeinents will expire on the 21st day of December, 1916.   .  1st March, 1910.  Yale Electoral District.  J. F. Hyland, W. McIntybe, A. Jackson, C  C. Main, and 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.  23rd March, 1910.  S. N. Dancey and T. V. Curtin, of Merritt.  Notice is hereby given that the date for holding sittings of the Supreme Court at the Town of  Clinton,' 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 May, 1910.  Bp Command.  H. E. YOUNG,  . Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  10th March, 1910.  THE EARTH HASN'T BEEN STRUCK BY  ALLEY'S COMET  but those who have visited our store are struck  with the splendid bargains that they get.  Let Us Fill Your Orders for the  House.  When prices are right and goods of the best it        ;  makes a big difference to the housekeeper.  GIVE US A TRIAL.  General Merchant  Middlesboro  Spend  your summer vacation at  SAVONAS  along the shores of Kamloops Lake.    Splendid fishing and hunting.  Pleasure spot for  sportsmen  Lakeview Hotel  Provides   for your every want while you are enjoying the  beauty  of this popular resort.  Adam   FergUSOll, Propriator  Nicola Valley  Dealers in Prime Beef, Mutton, Lamb, Veal, Pork and  ^Sausage,=Poultry^Ham andJBacon.^ Eresh Eish alwavsjon  hand. Orders receive prompt attention. Cattle bought  and sold by the carload.  Eastwood  Manager  MOUNTAIN HOTEL  NORTH BEND  Headquarters of the railroad boys on  the  Thompson   and  Cascade  divisions of the C. P. R.  We have a good lunch counter as well as dining room and our service  always pleases.    Our rooms are warm and  comfortable.  JOHN   AREY, Proprietor Friday, April 15, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  13  ��  P  k  By CHARLES KLEIN,  A Story of American Life Novelized From the Play by  ARTHUR HORN BLOW.  COPYRIGHT.     1906,    BY    G.    W.    DILLINGHAM    COMPANY.  'Continue:! from '��� ..        -e^V   '  ees ana  tne puouc.     in   race,  uaci   De  been on the bench he would probably  have acquitted the human derelict who  in despair had appropriated the prime  necessary of life and seut the overfed.  conscienceless coal baron to jai..  The hands of the large clock in the  outer room pointed to 3. An active,  dapper little man with glasses . and  with books under his arm passed hurriedly from another office iuto the directors' room.  "There goes Mr. Lane with the minutes. The meeting is called. Where's  Mr. Ryder?" asked one of the directors.  There was a general move of the  scattered groups of directors toward  the committee room. The clock over-  bead began to strike. The last stroke  bad not quite died away when the big i  swinging doors from the street were  thrown open and there entered a tall,  thin man, gray headed and with a  slight stoop, but keen eyed and alert.  He was carefully dressed in a well fitting frock coat, white waistcoat, black  tie and silk hat.  It was John Burkett Ryder, the Colossus.  CHAPTER II.  T   fifty-six  John   Burkett Ryder  was surprisingly well preserved.     With   the   exception   of  the slight stoop already uoted  and the rapidly  thinning snow white  , hair, his step was as light and elastic v  and his brain as.vigorous and alert as  in a man of forty. Of old English  stock, his physical makeup presented  all those strongly marked characteristics of our race which sprung from  Anglo-Saxon ancestry, but modified, by  nearly 300 years of different climate '  and   customs   has  gradually   produced  -the distinct and true American type,  as easily recognizable among the family of nations as any other of the  earth's children.  Tall and dis���tinguished looking, Ryder  would have attracted attention anywhere.     Men   who  have accomplished  . much in life usually bear plainly upon  their uersons the indefinable stamp of  achievement, whether of good or evii,  which renders them conspicuous  among their fellows. We turn after a  man in the street and ask, Who is he?  And nine times out of ten the object of  -our���curiosity���is-a-man-who-has-made_-  his  mark���a _ successful   soldier,  a  famous sailor, a celebrated author, a distinguished lawyer, or even a notorious  crook.  There was certainly uothing in John  Ryder's outward appearance to justify  Lombroso's sensational description of  him: "A social and physiological freak,  a degenerate and a prodigy of turpitude who, in the pursuit of money,  crushes with the insensibility of a  steel machine every one who stands  in his way." On the contrary, Ryder,  outwardly at least", was a prepossessing looking man. His head was well  shaped, and he had an intellectual  brow, while power was expressed in  every gesture of his hands and body.  Every inch of him suggested strength  and resourcefuIness. His face, when  in good humor, frequently expanded  In a pleasant smile, and he had even  been known to laugh boisterously,  usually at his own stories, which he  rightly considered very droll, and of  which   h*��   nnsspaspd   a   eoodlv   stock.  But.in repose his face grew stern and  forbidding, and when his prognathous  jaw, indicative of will power and bulldog tenacity, snapped to with a clicklike sound, those who heard it knew  that squalls were coming.  But it was John Ryder's eyes that  were regarded as the most reliable  barometer of his mental condition.  Wonderful eyes they were, strangely  ���eloquent and expressive, and their nv>st  singular lea Hire was that they possessed the uncanny power of changing  color like a cat's. . When their owner  was at peace with the world, and had  temporarily shaken off the cares' of  business, his eyes were of the most  restful, beautiful blue, like the sky  after sunrise on a spring morning, and  looking into their serene depths it  seemed absurd feo think that this man  could ever harma fly. His face, while  under the spell of this kindly mood,  was so benevolent and gentle, so frank  and honest that you felt there was  nothing in the world���purse, honor,  wife, child���that if needs be. you  would not intrust to his keeping.  When the period of truce was ended,  when the plutocrat was once more absorbed in controlling the political as  - well ."as .the commercial machinery ot*  the nation, then his eyes took on ;���  snakish. greenish hue, and one could  plainly read in them the cunning, the  avariciousness, the meanness, the insatiable thirst for gain that had made  this man the most unscrupulous money getter of his time, but.his eyes had  still another color, and when this last  transformation took place those dependent upon him and even his friends  quaked with fear, for they were his  eyes of anger. On these dreaded occasions his eyes grew black as darkest  night and flashed fire as lightning  rends the thundercloud. Almost ungovernable fury was indeed . the weakest  spot in John Ryder's armor, for in  these moments of .appalling, wrath he  was-reckless of what he said or did.  friendship, self interest, prudence, all  were sacrificed.  Such was the Colossus on whom all  eyes were turned as he entered. Instantly the conversation stopped' as by  magic. - The directors nudged each other and whispered. Instinctively Ryder  singled put his crony, Senator Roberts,  who advanced with effusive gesture.  ���^"Heiror"senator!"__ ^������."���..    "   "You're punctual, as usual. Mr. ���Ryder.'   I never knew you to be late."  Ryder passed on and into the directors* room, followed by Senator Roberts  and the other directors, the procession  being brought, up by the dapper little  secretary bearing the minutes.  With ii nod here and there Ryder  took his place in the chairman's seat  and rapped for order. Then at a sign  from the chair the dapper little secretary began in a monotonous voice to  read the minutes of the previous meeting. "       ���    ��� * -  Quickly they were approved, and the  chairman proceeded as rapidly as possible with the regular business routine.,  that disposed of, the meeting was  ready for the chief business of the day.  Ryder then calmly proceeded to present  the facts in the case.  Some years back the road had acquired as- an investment some thousands of., acres of land located in the  outskirts   of   Auburndale.  on  the line  of their roaa. rnt' iana was ... ootigm  cheap, and there had been some talk  of laying part of it out as a public  park. This promise had been made at  the time in good faith, but it was no  condition of the sale. ". If afterward,  owing to the rise in the value of .real  estate, the road found' it impossible to  carry out the original idea, surely they  were masters of their own property,  The people of Auburndale thought differently and, goaded on by the local  newspapers, had begun action in the  courts to restrain the road from diverting the land from its alleged original  purpose They had succeeded in getting the injunction, but the road had  fought it tooth and nail and finally  carried it to the supreme court, where  Judge Rossmore after reserving his  opinion had finally sustained the injunction and decided against the railroad.    That was the situation.  Several   directors   spoke,    the   arguments of each one being merely a reiteration of those already heard.     Ryder did  not  listen  to  what  was  being  said.     Why   should   he?     Was   he  not  familiar  with  every   possible  phaf-e of  the game?    Better than these men who  merely   talked,   he   was   planning   how  the railroad and all his other interests  could get rid of the troublesome judge.  Rossmore  !     He   who   controlled  legislatures   and  dictated  to supreme court judges had  found   himself   powerless   when   each  turn    of    the    legal    machinery    had  brought  him  face to face with Judge  : Koosmore.    Suit  after  suit  had   been  ! decided against him aud the interests  !  he represented, and each  time it was  Judge Rossmore who had-handed down  the decision.    So for years these two  men had fought a silent-but bitter duel  in which principle on the one side and  attempted    corruption-  on    the   other  were the gage of battle.. Judge Rossmore  fought with  the "weapons which  his oath and the law directed him to  use,  Ryder with the only weapons  he  understood���bribery and trickery.   And  each time  it had  been  Rossmore. who.  had emerged-triumphant.  . Despite every maneuver Ryder's experience could  suggest,   notwithstanding   every,   card  that could be played to undermine his  credit and reputation, Judge Rossmore  .stood   higher   in   the   country's   confidence than when he was first appointed.  So when Ryder found he could not  corrupt this honest judge with, gold  he decided to destroy him with calumny. No scruples embarrassed Ryder  in arriving at this determination.  From his point of view he was fully  justified. . "Business is business. He  hurts my interests; therefore I remove  him." So he argued, and he considered it no more wrong to wreck the  happiness of this honorable man than  he. would to have shot a burglar in  self defense. So having thus tranquillized his conscience he had gone to  work in his usually thorough manner,  and his success had surpassed the  most sanguine expectations.   This is what he had done. ���__   Like many of our public servants  whose labors are compensated only in  niggardly fashion by an inconsiderate  country, Judge Rossmore was a man  of but moderate means. His income  as justice of the supreme court w��as  $12,000 a year, but for a man in his  position, having a certain appearance  to keep up, it little more than kept tho  wolf from the door. He lived quietly,  but comfortably, in New York with his  Wife and his daughter Shirley, an attractive young woman who had graduated from Vassar and had shown a  marked taste for literature. The daughter's education had cost a good deal of  money, and this, together with life in  surance and other incidentals of keeping house in New York, had about takv  en all he had. Yet he had managed to  save a little, and those years when he  could put by a fifth of his salary the  judge considered himself lucky. Se  cretly he was proud of his compara  tive poverty; At least the world could  never ask him "where he got it."  Ryder was well acquainted witfr  Judge Ross mo re's private means. The  two men had met at a dinner, and. although ������'���Ryder/- had tried to cultivate  the acquaintaiice. he never received  "much, encouragement. Ryder's son  .Jefferson, too, had met Miss Shirley  Rossmoreand been much attracted to  her. but the father having more ambitious pians for his heir quickly discouraged all attentions in that direction. He himself, however, continued  to meet the judge casually, and one  evening he contrived to broach the  subject o'ir profitable investments. The,  judge admitted that by careful hoarding and much stinting he had managed  to save a few thousand dollars which  he was anxious to invest in something  uood.  Quick as the keen eyed vulture  swoops down' on its prey the wily  financier seized the opportunity thus  presented. And he took so much trouble in answering the judge's inexperienced questions and generally made  himself so agreeable that the judge  found himself regretting that he and  Ryder had by force of circumstances  been opposed' to each other In public  life so long, Ryder strongly recommended the purchase of Alaskan Mining stock, a uew and booming enterprise which had lately become very  active in the market. Ryder said he  had reasons to believe that "the stock  would soon advance, and now there  was an opportunity to get it cheap.  A few days after he had made the  investment the judge was surprised to.  receive certificates of stock for double  the amount he had paid for. At the  same time .he received a letter from  the secretary of the company explaining that the additional stock was pool  stock and not to be marketed at the  present time. It was in the nature of  a bonus to which he was entitled as  one of the early shareholders. The. letter was full of verbiage and technical  details of which the judge understood  nothing, but he thought it very liberal  of the company and, putting the stock  away in his safe, soon forgot all .about  it. Had he-been a business - man he  would have scented peril. , He would  have realized that he had now in his  possession $r>0.000 worth of stock for  which he had not paid a cent and furthermore had deposited it when a reorganization came.  But the judge was sincerely grateful  for Ryder's apparently disinterested  advice and wrote two. letters to him,  one in which" he thanked him for the  trouble he had taken and another in  which he asked him if he was sure the  company was financially sound, as the  investment he contemplated making  represented all his savings: He added  in the second letter that he had received stock for double the amount of  his investment and that, being a perfect child in business transactions, he  had been unable to account for the extra $50,000 worth until the secretary of  the company had written him assuring  him that everything was in order.  =These^etteTS=Ryder=kept. ���        ���  From that time on the Alaskan Mining company underwent mysterious  changes. New capitalists gained control and the name was altered to the  Great Northwestern Mining company.  Then it became involved in litigation,  and one suit, the outcome of which  meant millions to the company, was  carried to the supreme court, where  Judge Rossmore was sitting. The  judge had by this time forgotten all  about the company in which he owned  stock He did not even recall its name.  He only knew vaguely that it was a  mine and that it was situated in Alaska Could he dream that.the Great  ������Northwestern'- Mining company and  the company to whion he had intrusted his few thousands -were one and the  same? In deciding on the merits of  the case presented to him right seemed  to him to be plainly with the Northwestern, and he rendered a decision to  that offaot. Tt was an important-'de-  (1 o be co   a  u��--  UfillllllWIIWIWUM 14  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, April 15, 1910  il  la  {V  A GOOD THING  WHat promises to revolutionize  the copperindustry is a company  of American capitalists which  has just secured incorporation in  .Canada. The company will operate a cheap process of extraction  of metal from gold and silver and  from silver and copper ores. An  enormous advance in the copper  industry in Can ada is predicted  and ore bodies previously lying  idle will be workable.  -o-  MINISTERS COMING  Hon. W. J. Bowser will shortly  make a tour of the province with  a view to studying conditions  affecting the departments over  which he presides. He will likely  visit Nicola valley. Hon. Richard  McBride and and Hon. Thomas  Taylor will likely visit Yale riding  about the end of April.  Jack Gillis, the well known  Vancouver policeman and the  all-round champion of Canada  will make a try for the world's  championship at New York.  ' Peachland has an electric light  system all its own and the lights  were first turned on by the Hon.  Price Ellison the other night.  Mount McKinley has been conquered at last by a party sent out  from Fairbanks, Alaska. No  trace of Dr. Cook's movements  could be found.  Over One Hundred Years on the Market  Testimonials Reach the Million Mark  What Better do You Want  MERRITT FIRE CO.   MEETS  There was a fairly good attend-  dance at the meeting of the  Merritt Fire Co. in Hyland hall  Saturday night last. The unanimous verdict was that some  measure of fire protection should  be provided for Merritt and toward this end a strong committee  was named.  . H. S. Cleasby was in the chair  and there was an interesting discussion. The popular feeling was  that the town was big enough  to justify the purchase ot fire  fighting appliances and the  standing committee will arranged for the financial side of  scheme. It is understood that a  chemical engine capable of throwing a stream of water 80 feet can  be secured for $210. The committee comprises W. E. Duncan,  W. Mclntyre and - J. A. Menzie  with H. S. Cleasby ex-officio.  EGGS 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  Celebrated Australian  for  Globe Hotel  LYTTON, B. C.  One of the oldest and  best hostelries in the  district. Good accom-  v modation in all depart-  partments.  ALBERT   HAUTIER,  Prop.  LYTTON, B. C.  A branch of the Bank of B: N  A. : has been opened at Fort  George with L. G. McHaffie,  formerly manager at Hedley,   in  /��Vl o rffa   . . '   -V. XJL��<x-^\_/ .-   A survey party to lay out a  line for the British Columbia and  Alaska railway north from Lytton  is expected in Lytton at the end  of the present month. The  party is coming from Seattle.  Connection between Lytton and  Lilloett by rail will thus be established. Many are inclined to the  theory that the Grand Trunk  Pacific is behind the projecd.  The N. L. U. has determined  that: Montreal can, only play  Minto cup games in July.  Kamloops is asking for a new  post office as well as a market  place.  Notice to  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.   -  Horses,   Cattle,   Sheep, Swine,  Dogs and Poultry  Assorted cases from Ten  rs up.  H. JOHN POTTIE, V.S., NSW.  250--254Dufferin Street, Vancouver.  Consultation personal or by letter or telegram.  All Business" Strictly Confidential-  Sample Telegram :       Hoarse,  swollen throat,  roaring,  lungs affected Advise.  I have opened a store in the Roberts' Store Building, Frontl  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; ' Tie's, _. 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,    Call and be convinced.  A. L. LEONARD,   Proprietor.  Exceptional Opportunity  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 hostelries along the line.  C. J. Clarence  Manager  on  Quilchena  Avenue  Balance onthly    Payments.  This opportunity will only call on  you once.  WRITE . . .  The Southern B.C. Land & Mines  Merritt, B.C.  NicoBa, B.C.  ,-T '_ Friday, April 15, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  I,  W  I  P"  I  I A'  IL'  Prize;  Piano, valued at $450  Second Prize:  Lady's Gold Watch and Chain, valued at $100  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  Piano Co., a new Henry Herbert, which represents about tlje best of the skill and workmanship of  this well known firm.    The second and third prizes are equally as attractive...  _       V?   .  -'_.:��__��� >���  Names of  candidates are  published on  page two.  Get out and work  for your favorite  ���Every vote will  count.  ft '-���  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 N ews 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 $1.00 for Six Months. aa  16  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, April 15, 1910  I  h  v  Land Act   Notice  KAMLOOPS  DlVISlOxNT    OF  YALE  LAND DISTRICT  District   of  Nicola  .    Take notice that I, William Ogilvie  of  Vancouver,   solicitor,     intend     to  apply t0    the    **on-    Chief Commis  sioner   oi Lands for    permission    t  purchase    the     following     described  lands:���Commencing   at a post plant  ed  at the  South-east    corner of Lot  77G; thence running South 40 chains  thence  40    chains    East,    thence  40  chains  North,  thence 40  chains West  to  point  of 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  20 chains east to commencement.  EMMETT TODD  Dated Jan. 26, 1910  of commencement,  and containing 160  cres more or less.  LAURA R. MARSHALL  J. S. Morgan, Agent  Dated December 21st, 1909  YALE  Land Act Notice  KAMLOOPS   DIVISION  OF  LAND DISTRICT  NICOLA DISTRICT    .  Take notice that I,   Adolphus   Fyall,  of Merritt, B. C., occupation salesman,  intend 60 days 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:���Commenc  ing about two miles Easterly of Lot  1,484; thence East 80 chains, thence  North 80 chains, thence West 80  chains, thence South 80 chains to  point  of commencement.  Dated  10th. December,  1909.  R.  C. LOWRY  W, E.   Green,   Agent  Land Act Notice  Kamloops Division Land District,  district of yale  Take notice that I, Thomas A. Flynn  of Merritt, B.C., occupation farmer,  intends 60 days after date to apply for  permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencing at the post at the south  east corner of lot 122, thence south 24  chains: thence northerly 24 chains to  the southwest corner of lot 122; thence  east 12 chains to point of commencement, comprising 12 acres more or less.  THOMAS A: FLYNN  Dated April 4th. 1910. 8-16  missioner of Lands for a licence to  prospect for eoal and petroleum on  and under the following described  lands:���  No. 3. Commencing at a point two  miles West of E. Todd?s No. 2 location post, being "E. T., S.W. corner"; thence East 80 chains, North  80 chains, West 80 chains, South-80  chains  to point of commencement.  Dated 1st. December, .1909.  EMMETT TODD, Locator.  -��� a-  -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, on  and under the following described  lands:��� ' k  No. 2. Commencing at a point two  miles West of E_ Todd's No. 2 location ppst being "M.L.G., N.E.�� corner"; thence West 80 chains, South  80^-chains, East 80 chains, North 80  chains to point of commencement.  Dated 1st. December, 1909.  . M. L.  GRIMMETT.  A. B. Roberts, Agent.  TAX NOTICE  -'������   Nicola Assessment District  : Notice is hereby given, in accordance  with the Statutes- that ProvineialRev-  enue Tax, and all assessed taxes and  Income Tax assessed and levied under  the .."Assess ment. Act" and amendments  thereto, are due and payable for the  year 1910.  All taxes collectable for the Nicoi  Assessment District are due and pay  able at the Covernment Office at Nicola.  This notice in terms of Law, is equivalent to a personal by me upon all persons liable for taxes.  W. N. ROLFE  Deputy Assessor and Collector  Dated at Nicola. B.C. this 7th day of  January, A.D.- 1910. '  Land Act Notice  NICOLA DISTRICT  Notice is hereby    t*iven  that T intend to apply to the Assistant Com-  KAMLOOPS, ASHCROFT, YALE and  NICOLA MINING DIVISIONS.  NOTICE is hereby given that a[l  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.lst  day of May, 1910.  E. T. W. PEARSE,  Kamloops, B. C.      . Gold Commissipne  January 17th, 2910. Friday," April 15, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  17  I  k  i  I  P  We are offering" the public special prices  on goods recently purchased at a reduction on  cost. In this line we have something" to suit  everyone and we are adding all our winter  underwear. Each and every garment we will  sell at 33 1-3 per cent off the regular mark for  two weeks to clear. This is a genuine reduce  tion sale,. Call and get a bargain and be convinced at the old stand.  G. B. Armstrong,  MERRITT,  B.C.     "  GREAT REDUCTION  This is probably the last chance you will have to secure  so great a, value at such low prices. The bulk of our  stock was bought below manufacturers'cost, and that's  where your profit comes as we have to clear in limited  time.     "      -        -     ��� ���  Watches from $I.OO to $60.00.  Dainty, novelties   and high-class jewelry and silver plate  50c to. $15.00.    Specialty in Mantle Clocks from $3 to $10.  Positively  the  Last  Chance. Come  Early.  James Simpson  ." Merritt, 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, p rprietors  Ashcft,    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, B. C.  BETTERfTRAIN SERVICE  It is reported in railway circles  that trains No. l.land rNo. 2 will  be put on the main line at the  end of the present month to replace Nos. 13 and 14 between  Vancouver and Revelstoke. The  through���'* trains, Nos. 96 and 97  are running in two sections the  greater part of the time and the  railway officials hope to relieve  the situation by re-installing  Nos. 1 and 2. In the event offthe  later the running time of the Nicola train will likely be changed.  -o-  LONGBOAT DOWN AND OUT  An eastern exchange says: In  the passing of Tom Longboat, the  athlete world loses the most marvelous long-distance runner that  ever donned a spiked shoe, and  incidentally the most eccentric.  There is no doubt but that the  Indian is done, but the fact remains that he has only himself to  to blame, for. there is no doubt  that the exercise of a little common sense would have seen Longboat still the master of the world  over the long routes. The Indian  has proven his ability and has  won some great honors, but it  will ever a regrettable fact that  he never succeeded in showing  the best that was in him. He  had that natural ability to establish records that would Jhave  stood for years, but an indifferent  disposition, and a failure to realize his possibilities have made  a great disappointment to those  responsible for the increased popularity in th^ track athletics and  long-distance running, and while  he has never shown any old time  form for the last year, this and  his early success have made, him  the most popular of Canadian  athletes. That he still retains a  great.deal of his drawing power  was evidence when a good crowd  attended the race with Acoose,  even though the expected  happened.  It begins to look as though the  Vancouver baseball team under  the management of Bob Brown  is the best yet. In the., preliminary games-they have made  a most gratifying showing and.  the Vancouver fans look forward,  to' a successful, season and feel  confident that they will see the  pennant flying from the local  club house at the end of the season.  It is understood that the option  on the Dunsmuir coal properties  taken by .the Canadian Northern  railway have lapsed and willnot  be taken up.  -o-  There ��� are really no new de-  yelopements in the Lytton mur-  der,mystery. Two Indian ^suspects are still held; one at Lytton  and the other a^Ashcrtfft. They  were arrested at Lillooet.  pene^s  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.    ClemeSj    Proprietor  QuiEcfieno  Hotel  QuiBchena, 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  When in  NICOLA  call at the ..  Commercia  Hotel  for  a- good   square  meal.    Best   of  accomodation and comfort  Rate $1.50 per dav  Kamloops'  ig Store .. .  In all departments we excel  and   our   stock is  complete.  and well assorted.    '7  Dry Goods and Clothing .  Agents for 20 Century Suits  L. T. Blair  Kamloops, Britiaii Columbia /  .   i  l< ���   !  s  I* i  'p.  8  ft  **  45  I  IK  if  8  Si  J  I  I:  3{_?  I'  If'  TO"  1.  I,  la-  |��.  W*  |!.;l  |l:  18  arness a  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  -   in stock.  Poultry andQStock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  Agent  for  Mendelsolm  and  Heintzman Pianos..  N. J. BARWSCK  Nicola ��� Merritt  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.  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.  Automobiles  VANCOUVER AUTOMOBILE AND  CYCLE CO., LIMITED  Garage and Salesrooms���  632-636 Seymour  Street, Vancouver  "Cadillac"   "Oldsmobile" "Oakland"  Touring  and Runabnut Models.  "Rapid." Commercial Trucks.  DemonatratiosM Arranged.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, April 15, 1910  SCHEDULE "A" SESSION 1909 (CHAPTER 13)  List of names objected to and will be removed from the Voters List of the Yale Electoral District on Monday the 2nd ]^ay, 1910. y'\y-^'':-'-'7'7''^--,.7''}'.7-;7.77;777:7y  No. Christian ��and surname of Voter.Address. Prof,  trade or calling-. Nature of objection.  2 Adams,   John William  ...Spemces  Bridge,     Fireman  C. P. R.Absent from District for 1 year.  8 Ailiston,  John Spences^Bridgo     Prospector.  1U Allan, David K .Mcoia,      Clergyman.  14 Allen, Henry Ashcroft,     Roadman  36 Baillie, Melville,   Lower Nicola,     Laborer.  45 Banford, Frederick  Merritt,     Laborer.  50 Barrick,  John Boyes,  Thompson  Siding,      Store Keeper  55 Baty, Matthew  Ashcroft,     Rancher  77 Blott,   Robert Orpwood  Lytton,     School Teacher  82 BoRers, Thomas   Ashcroft,     Rancher  83 Boyd,  Robert , Merritt,      Miner.  90 Bristol,  Jeremiah Gilbert Hope,      Farmer.  91 Brooks, Thomas Charles   ;..Merritt,      Carpenter.   ...  102 Burwell,  John Ashcroft,      Stableman,  111 Campbell,  Donald    : Black   Canyon,   Ashcroft,  112 Campbell,   James A... iVorth  Bend,     Laborer  113 Campbell, Thomas Davench North Bend,  Laborer  120 Carrington,   John Beresford   Nicola Lake,      Clerk  122 Carter. William Thomas Ashcroft,      Jeweller  134 Chetwynd, Arthur Henry T ..Ashcroft,      Rancher.  135 Chishohn, William, .: Aspen  Grove,      Miner  156 Colounuchoun.  Allen   Black Canyon, Ashcroft;  C.P.R.  157 Cookson.  William     Merritt,     Laborer  177 Craighead,  John Wilson   Ashcroft,      Bridgeman  181 Croft. William    Coutlie,     Laborer.  187 Curtin. Chas. John :.. Middlesboro.      Engineer  205 Dixon.  George A .Nicola,      Clerk  210 Dodds,  William  Alexander    Aspen  Grove,      Rancher.    ' -  211 Dodge. James Pauline Ashcroft,      Bridge Carpenter.  215 Draney.  Robert  Spences Bridge,     Bar Tender.  225 Dwyer, Thomas Lytton,      Gentleman.  235 Elliott, Charles Arthur ...: Harrison Hot Springs,     Physician  238 Ender,  Enrico,    .: Cisco,      Mason Foreman  249. Faulds,  John  Alexander Main. ^Middlesboro,  Coutlie,   _ Accountant  250 Faulds, Alexander  -." Middlesboro,   Coutlie,  253 Farquhar, James  ... Ashcroft, ."��� Bridgeman  258 Ferguson, Archibald James  .Pennieston, Farmer ,  277 Frank,   Emil ...7.7. ....Ashcroft. Bridgeman  280 Fraser, Richard A  Nicola .Lake,      Publisher  306 Gibson,  Arthur Ernest Middlesboro,      Engineer  307 Gilbert. Merriek,   .* Cache Creek,      Farmer  322 Goss,  James _  Ashcroft,      Farmer.  329 Graves."Henry Ralph  Keefers,     Farmer  334 Grey.   James     ....... Merritt,  345 Hagg, Eric Merritt,  346 Haggblad, Nick,    Merritt,  347 Haggblad,  John   '.     Merritt,  348 Hagglund, Pete ...7. .' Merritt,  353 Halliman,   John :..... Middlesboro,     Miner     /  360 Hamilton,  Guy     .".....Ashcroft,      Stage Driver  366 Hardman,  James Middlesboro,     Miner  373 Harvey, Oliver  f ....Ashcroft      Merchant  392 Hill,  Charles Edward .'. .Nicola,     Hotel Manager.  413 Hunter, Henry  Huntersville,      Rancher  416 Hurley,   Cornelius Ashcroft,     Laborer  _437_^Jo hns.o.n./Peter ......North Bend,      C.P.R. Employee.  447Johnston,  Perry  ,....v Lower Nicola,     Laborer  Miner  Miner  . Miner.  Miner.  Miner  Absent from District for 1 year.  Absent from  District  for  6 months-  Absent from District for 1 year.  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 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  6 months.  Absent from District for 1 year. -  Absent from District for 1 year.  .  Absent from District, for'! year..  That he is Dead;' .. - ' .  That he is Dead.  Absent from District for 1 year.  Mine Supt.  Absent from District for 1 year.  Absent from District for 1 year.      r  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,.  from  from  from  from  Absent  Absenl  Absent  Absent  ����������*���������*���  ��������������������������������  448 Jones,  Thomas     456 Keeley.  John Thomas  457 Kenderick. John ....  471 Korne, William H.  501 Lindsay,   Alexander  510 London,  Mich ell  ....  534 March ant, Tsaac  "538 Warshall. William     546 Matthews, Thomas     557 Milne. William Kerr ......  568 Mooney,'���������Hugh. ................  577 Morrison .Archie A.  ......  594 Murray.  John W.  ...........  595 Murray.   John  William  ..  598 -'Mpcnuloy.   Albert,  George  599' McBride. Malcolm      607 McArdle. Maurice Mcardle  609 Mf Arthur. Noil M.   610 Mp^lvmnnt..   William      fi"!3 Mr><"Vf��fidv.   .Tames     617 TVToDoo,  John  District  for  6 months..  District for  6 months.  District for 6 months.  District for  6  months.  Absent from District for 1 year.  Absent   from   District for  6 months.  Absent  from  District  for  Absent  from   District  That he is Dead.  Absent  from   District  Absent  from  District  _Dupiicatc~of^446 =���= =���*   Black Canon, Ash/ C.P.R. Employee. Absent from District for 1 year.  .... Spences Bridge,    Railway ConductorAbsent  from  District  for  6 months.  for  for  for  6  6  6  6  months,  months.  months,  months.  ������������������������<  ���������������������������  �����������������#�����������  ��������������������������  ....Black Canyon,     Laborer,  ....North Bend,     Laborer  ....Ashcroft^    Laborer  ....Merritt,     Miner.  ....Agassiz,      Farmer  ....Merritt.        Miner  ....Middlesboro,     Miner.  ....Ashcroft,      Stableman  ...North Bend,     Laborer  ...Merritt.     Engineer  ...Coldwater,      Rancher  .  ....Ashcroft, *   Bridgeman  ...Ashcroft,    C.P.R. Employee  ..Lytton,     Laborer  Merritt,     Miner  ...Quilchena,     Rancher  ...Middlesboro.      Miner  ...Me-ritt,      Bar Tender  ...Lytton,      Laborer  s^  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 1 year.  Absent'from  District  for 6 months.  A.bsent  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 he is Dead.  Absent from District for 6 mo*iths.  Absent from District for 6 months.  Absent  from  District for 6 months.!  1  W*SKt&&X^;~S^Jtt>X12*&^ Friday, April 15, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  19  m  m  I.  624'McDonald^'John ..".V-r.".'. Aspen Grove      Prospe'cfeor1.^ ~7 -.IL. - * Absent 'from" -District  for  6 months.  634 McUillivray, Duncan  ^acho  Oreeiv,      Hotel Keeper Absent   from   District  for  6  months.  637 MeGrath; James  Spences Bridge,      Fireman,  C.P.R.  Absent  from  District  for  6 months.  642 Mcintosh,  Ebenezer   Ashcroft, - .Trackman   ;-v    -. Absent from District for 1 year.  $48 McKay,   John,  jr Lytton;       Farmer . That he is Dead.  654 McLaren^  William   Black Canyon,    'Laborer . Abserit from District for 1 year.  ��57 McLean, John Franklin   Thompson's" Siding,      Bridge   Carpt.Abseni   from   District for  6  months.  665 McLcod,   Samuel  Nehrmiah   Ashcroft,     Bridge Carpenter.    , Absent   from   District for  6 months.  868 McMaster,  Paul   .-...Middlesboro,      Carpenter   ' Absent from District for 1 year.  fe89 Nelson,   Robert,    Slorth Bend,      Carpenter Absent  from   District  for  6 months.  691 Neratine, Beasillic  Black  Canyon,   Ash.       C.P.R.   Emp.Absent   from   District  for  6 months!  That he is Dead.  Absent   from   District  for  6  months.  Absent from District for 1 .year.  Duplicate' of 711  Absent   from   District  for  Absent' from   District  for  Absent  from   District for  Absent   from   District  for  District  for  6 months.  District  for  6 months.  District  for  District  for  District  for  6  months.  6 months.  6 months.  6 months.  6 months.  6 months.  6  months.  6  months.  701 O'Briun, Charles  Mamett Lake,      Farmer  704 Oppcnlicim,  Philip  .Aspen  Grove,      Rancher  TJOG^O'Reilly, John  Ashcroft,      Farmer.  709 Ovington,   Matthew D Merritt,     Miner *  710 Ovington,  John   ' Middlesboro,        Mine Foreman  715 Pallisto.r, Matthew John   Ashcroft,      Clerk  720 Patrick. William Hudson  Ashcroft,      Stage Driver  738 Price,   Horace Hyland  Aspen Grove,      Rancher  759 Reid,   John    Middlesboro,      Carpenter  784 Robertson, George Spatsum,      Section Foreman  785 Robertson.   Alexander,    Ashcroft,      Rancher  790 Robson, Robert     Lower Nicola,     Laborer    -  792 Rodger, Harry  Merritt,     Miner _  793 Rogers, Fremont ..:..:: ..Hat  Creek,      Hotel Keeper  in9 Shea.  Francis Herbert,_. ...Ashcroft,      Tinsmith  ��21   Shields,  Fred  ..........:., Middlesboro,      Barber  '825 Simpson, John ....... Ashcroft,   - Watchman C.P.R.-  &29  Skinner,  John Alexander-...: Ashcroft,      Freighter  832 Small, William ..<. Nicola Lake,      Stage Driver  "851   Smith,  Frederick   :. Black Canyon,    [C.P.R.  Employee  861  Stephenson, Neil Spences  Bridge,-     Rancher  866 Stewart! Matthew Prust ..." Nicola'Lake.      Stage Proprietor  '879 Stutch, Benjamin   Ashcroft, >   Carpenter,  880 Sullivan,  Jeremiah <���  Spences Bridge,;     Farmhand  - 898 Thomas,  Sidney, W Merr'tt,      Carpenter  - 916. Trptman, Venn Coutlie,    -Carpenter  ���  924 Vance, Arthur,  Lower Nicola,      Laborer .   c  937 Wallace, Duncan ...Lower- Nicola,     Laborer  938 Waller,  James   .���;���������" ��� Camn  16    ;    Ex. Foreman,   C.P.R.  \ 947 Ward, William: ......... .Merritt,'? Miner.1  ':.  \  -  . '958 Watt.  John" ! .' Yale.      Dredgeman"'' * "   "' r  ��.96 Woodward,   James  Malcolm   ......Lower Nicola,      Farmer  998 Woodward.   Ernest  Mar shall.......Nicola Lake! Farmer  1001 -Wood ward,  Har.yey. .Logan. Lower Nicola,      Farmer  . '.'./.V. .7,"   7-7777.7/   " Hv P. CHRISTIE, ,       '7 777''    7    '  Ashcroft,, 2nd Aprils 1910. _      Registrar of Votes, Yale Electoral District.  Land Act Nouce  NiCULA DISiitlCT  Notice is hereby, given that 1 intend to apply to the Assistant Commissioner ot Lands ior 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 cha:ns, West 80 chains, South 80  chains to point of commencement.  Dated 1st. December, 1909.  M.  I,.   GRIMMETT.  Absent from  Absent from  ABseht from  Absent from  Absent   from  Absent  from   District  for  Absent  from   District  for  6  months.  Absent  from   District  for  6  month's.  Absent  from District for 1 year.  Absent  from   District  for  6 months.  Absent  from   District  for  6  months.  Absent   from  District  for  6 months.  k Absent   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.  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 1 year.  Absent   from   District  for  6  months.  Absent from District for 1 year.  Absent from District for 1 year.   o   Land Act Notice  Take notict that Emily L. McVittie '  wife   oi A.  W.  McVittie,  of Victoria  B    C,  land surveyor,  intends  to  apply  for  permission   to purchase     the  following described lands:���Commenc-  at a post planted on the South bank  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 SO chains   to-  point  of commencement,  and contain*  ing  640 acres, more  or less.  * !  Dated  28th.  December,  1909. '7  EMILY L. McVITTIE      ]  E. Todd,   Agent.-  ���** S -   s  i_  .   and Act Notice  NICOLA. DISTRICT  Notice  is hereby  .given ill"at  I 111-  !tend to apply to the Assistant,,Com-  missioner of Lands . for ^a licence to-  prospect for coal and petroleum on  sthd  under   the    following     described  '.lands:��� "' .,  u!No.   1.    Commencing'' at    a  "poiri,t  ; 4bout one mile South-of G.R. Bates'  No. 1 location post, being "E. T.,  _N^E. corner"; thence West 80 chains,  ��� South 80' chains, " East 80 chains,  North 80 ��� ch ain s,  " 16    p6* nt" of.', cou-  .Biencement.  7 Dated  1st.' December,' 1909.  7r "EMMETT TODD, Locator.  -o-  Land Act Notice  ��� ���NICOLA^DISTRICT^   Notice is hereby given that 1 intend to apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands for a licence to  pirospect for-coal and petroleum on  and, under    the    following    described  tends:���        - ...........         ,!,:-:No. 2. Commencing'*at a point one  mile West of G. R. Bates' No. 1  location post, being "E/r., N-Ei. cor  rijbr; thence West 80 chains, thence  South 80 chains, East 80 chains,  3#orth 80 chains to point of commencement.  .-Dated 1st December,  1909.  �� EMMETT TODD, Locator.  missioner of. Lands for a licence to  prospect for coal and petroleum on  and under r the 7i following'"-! described  lands:���     ���_ ;   ���   "-<'   -'-"   -       '.  '      "   y  No. 2. CommenOiig'at, .r-point two  miles West of. E. ^Todd's No. 2 location post, being "A.B.R., N.W. cor  ner"; thence East 80''chain's. ���South  80 chains1, West 80 chains, North 80  chains to-point of commencement. '  -Dated 1st. December, 1909.  -     A. B.  ROBERTS, Locator.  Land Ac�� Notice  NieOLAlDiSTRiCT    -  Notice is hereby   given that I  in  tend, to- ^pjijtjjotfe^s^feixt Com^; 7$974^���ommen0frgrM:%* point***  .   ._-.��,��._ >a-- v,_-\f^v&J;i:.,V.-f..^^_,.iN>J.:_.t **<*..- i.   -  V��_- i   <'�� iiifJR*���.*.:_.'._���.. ,.  '__  .-.".'_;     . /   '���    " '��� ���  ;  Land Act Notice  KAMLOOPS   DIVISION   OP YALE  ?;LAND DISTRICT',  j     ' " ~r District of"Nicola:. :���       ���-"  *''  Take notice that Hilcla M. King, of  Montreal,  Quebec,    spinster,   intend  tha  following described landst-^-Corn  mencing at a post   planted one mil  West- from the North-east corner pos  J, Emily L.  MeVittie's^. application  to    purchase,      thence "'' running "; 80  chains South, thence. West 80, chains^  thence North 80 chains, theiice Eas '  80 chains to point jpf com^iiehcempnt.  Dated December 28th.' 19.Q9: '    '    ;s  hilda^m:king. ; ;:  E/Todd, Agent  miles North of E. Todd's No. 3 location post, being "A.B.R.-, N.E. corner"; thence South ,80; chains,'. West  80 chain's, North 80 chains, East 80  chains ,tb.point .of commencement.  Dated 1st. December, 1909/  A.,B. ROBERTS, Locator.  crA.B:; Roberts; Agent.  Land Act Notice   - -  District of Nicola.  Tahe notice  that I, Fred Raspberry  oi Nicola,  farmer,    intend    to appl  for   permission    to purchase the fol  lowing    described     lands:���Commencing   about one mile Easterly of    th  South-east    corner    _pf    Lot"    1,484,  thence East 80 chains,, thence "-North  80  chains,     thence    West   80 chains  thence  South 80 chains to point    of  1 - i_ ��� ��� - -  i>,nrvimoriffoTT.onr ���__. ; :��� ���'.  _'V__i_J IU-_W_^_V_1 t^. " . .���.���'   Land Act Notice  NICOLA. DISTRICT  Notice   is hereby    gi\en that I    in  tend to apply to the Assistant Com-ja  missioner   of Lands for a licence    t'  prospect for  coal  and petroleum    on  and   under    the    following    described  lands:���     ' '        --������--  "No. 2/ Commencing at a point two  miles, west of E.   Todd's  No. 2- loca  tiorf.po'st,1 being" '\(��/_R.B.\ SkE. -icbr-  ner;"   thence West    80 chains,-North  80 chains,  East 80 chains,   South''"80  chains to'point' of  commencement. /7...  Dated'1st.'December, 1909.      * "'*""  *        k   G.R. BATES  Emmett Todd,  Agent.  .Dated 10th,  December, 1909.  FRED RASPBERRY.  W. E.  Green,  Agent.  Land Act Notice  .   NIf OLA DISTRICT  Notica  is^hereby^ ^fven that I    in  . tend .to apply to. ��&&_, Assistant Com  missioner of Lands for a licence    t  , prospect Jip'vj coal, and ..petrpleum   01  ���.and Juriper-'the'^iKHowii^g r-^escribe  lands:���  Land Act Notice  Notice is hereby given that I in  tend to af>;ply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands for a licence to  prospect for coal and petroleum on  and; under the following describe  lands:���;  '  No.l.   Commencing  at  a point  on  mile West of M.L. Grimmett's No. 1  i locatJLpn posjtV;,�� being   :VG.R.B., ^N.E  ���Sornei?.';'" tjieiUee 'f\Wp��6 C;BP    chains,  |S^thT!'80'cj^ain^,^ .tfast-. "gif ..chains  North  80 chains    to    point .--of com  mencement.  Dated  1st.  December/-.19*09. ' .    .7.  G. R. BATES":"  ��� ty'Z%\^m^7-,   o   and Act Notice  KAMLOOPS  DIVISION   OF    YALE  LAND  DISTRICT ���    .  Take notice that 1, Stanley Kirby,  of Nicola, hotel-keeper, intend to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands..��� Commencing at the South-east corner".of  Lot 1,484; thence East 80 chains,  thence North 80 chains, thence West  80 chains,  thence  South 80 chains to  -\j \__/l JT v���v/* v^OXaIxj.lv/xlx_/v_tHC 11 L�� ��� "  Dated 10th.  December, 1909.  STANLEY KIRBY  W. E.  Green,  Agent.  Land Act Notice  NICOL A. m STRICT  Notice is' "hereby given that I intend to apply' to the Assistant Com-  .missioner oi Lands ior a licence to  prospect for coal and petroleum' on  and under the following described  lands:��� "  No. 1. Commencing at a point' one  mile West of E. Todd's No. 1 location post, being "A.B.R., N.E.; cpr-  ner"; thence West 80 chains, South  80 chains, ,East 80 chains, North:80  (jfiains to '^pointrolf; co^mencemeti^.0  " DatedI "1st." December? 1909. fj  r~;7~' ; :.Ay "Bf ^BOBEB^S^Lo^tor J. ..  v a  3'. v  i_ .'-  \y  0  it r&  I.:  if-1  II? i  llfji  &  te  J J.  !���  i-f?-'  I**'.  li?.'  I'I -  'it*  $ -  ... -i  F  is  is  I'  I'  f  1  1 ���sN  I**  Ife'  s  fei.  US!  ifS  jv_  '**'  Jj\,  _i_  ',i  <?  I  ft  Ill  ti  0  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, April 15, 1910.  Diamond Vale Supply Co.  Merritt, B. C.  Every person likes to buy GQUO 1 rilJNtj^.  full line of both good  tgs to eat  Huntley and  Palmer's  Fancy   Biscuits  Cream    Fingers,    Concert   and  Alexandra.       These   goods - are  delicious and you should   try . a  package.  Only 20c Each.  Ladies  come and  see the  nice  line  of  oes  for Spring and  summer  We guarantee to fit you and to  give entire satisfaction.  e  lamon  Merritt, B. C.  A new shipment just in and we  will be pleased to have you  call  and inspect.these.goods.  All new  Our listings are the most cqmplete you can find, and if  you want to make money let us do your buying and selling  "7SOME REAC GENUINE SNAPST^ ^  Point Grey  Double lots 66 feet by 145 feet in  in 20-27 subdivision, block .6-7,  $1250. Cash $300 and balance  spread over six, twelve and  eighteen months.  North Vancouver  On Keith Road near Second  Narrows bridge and not far from  proposed steel works and dry  docks���new carline this summer-  good sized lots for $250. Cash $50  and terms arranged.  South Vancouver  - River Road near Rollings���good  location and not far from Victoria Road. 33 foot to 75 foot  lots, $450 to $500,.  Nicola Valley Representative;     A. L. DINGEE  358  ings St. W.f Vancouver  1i  J*    i  I1  -J  IS ]  \  **'"'."/ ijwwwf


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