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The Nicola Valley News Jun 3, 1910

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Array s*' ,  ''     7 7   *****   r-  -   V   **    3      *���*?*, ~*    w*- v *"  -B  -     /  .        " T��   ��� _. I ���  .:*���  /Oi  Vol. 1, No   16  MERRITT, B. C. JUNE 3, 1910  Price 5 Cents  V  f  f  I  > ���  IK-  i.  _.*!  >  I*"  If  '!  IT  ft-  v  f X  k.  I'** ���  i_  anne<  Horse Races,  Field Sports and  Automobile Race. Will be Amongst the  Features for Day.  Kamloops   Band Will be  Attendance���Special Train  From Kamloops.  in  Nicola will celebrate in real  style on Dominion day, the preliminary arrangements having  " been completed at a meeting of  the citizens last evening. If the  large and representative meeting  can be accepted as a criterion  the day will assuredly be a suc-  ces. There was an abundance  of enthusiasm and the interest  was common to all classes of the  townspeople.  Horse races and field sports  with an automobile race as a  special feature will comprise the  programme. The Kamloops city  band has been engaged and arrangements are now under way  for a special train from Kamloops  catering to Savona, Ashcroft and  other mainline points as well and  serving the residents along the  local branch line through the  valley.  A. W. Strickland presided at  last night's meeting and the decision to celebrate was a unanimous one in every respect. Committees were appointed and the  preliminary organization work  well advanced, H. G. Lee was  selected as secretary a ballot  being necessary.  The subscription list which  was opened subsequent to the  meeting was liberally patronized  and the indications are that the  prize money will be largely in  excess of previous years. A special inducement will be held out  to people resident at Kamloops  and along the mainline to come  and the fact that there will be  dtHeT  MAN HURT AT MINES  David Brown, miner, received  injuries to the left hip and right  leg in No. 1 mine on Tuesday  which happily will not result  seriously. He was working in  one of the tunnels "and some of  the timber gave, way pinning  him down before he could get  free. After careful work by the  management and men he was  extricated but not until he had  been pinned down for three  hours. Dr. Tutill who attended  the injured man says that he will  be around again in a few days.  Charles Lambert  -���-The Miner  Extensive Development Work is  Planned at Granite Creek.  ~iio~oth~er~celebration within-a"  radius of fifty miles is encouraging in this respect.  Many good horses will be in  attendance and the field events  will be equally i'., attractive. In  the automobile race there will be  at least three entries. In the  evening a dance will be given in  Pooley's hall.  The committees as appointed  at lastnight's meeting were as  follows:  Finance���A. E. Howse, M. L.  Grimmett and A. W. Strickland.  They will also have charge of the  booth arrangements.  Transportation���Pete Marquet  Stanley Kirby, G Brash and W.  E. Potter.  Printing and Advertising���N.  J. Barwiek, Al. Carrington and  S. N. Dancey.  . Small Sports���Al. Carrington,  M L. Grimmett and R. H. Winny.  Horse Racing���Robert Clark,  H. H. Matthews, S. Kirby, Pete  Marquet and W. B. Jackson.  Band-S. Kirby, A. W. Strickland and S. N. Dancey.  Dance���George Murray, Al.  Carrington and G. Brash.  A NEW RECORD  A new record was scored at  Middlesboro mines on Tuesday  when   the   output  reached   the  magnificent total of 847 tons.  The nearest approach to this was  720 tons.  {     l     '     ��  Charles Lambert, well known  in mining circles, went back to  the coast last week but promises  to return shortly and resume  work on his.. claims near ~G:>;ani.te  creek. Mr. Lambert is most optimistic as to the future of Nicola  valley and should prove a good  publicity agent while abroad.  Speaking of the progress that  is being effected in his work at  Granite creeek the Princeton  Star of last week has the following:  A short   distance above  the  mouth of the Norrh Fork, on the  main Granite Creek, Messrs.   R.  A.    Lambert   and  Stewart are  doing the only   serious    placer  mining in the district.    The preliminary development has  been  carried on by five  men  for the  past three seasons, but the actual  sluicing=o��4.he=gravels=may=,only  commence in the coming season.  Lambert    and   Stewart have a  lease of 11-2 miles of the creek  bed   above   the   North   Fork, a  very small   part   of   which has  been  worked in  former times.  The gold recovered  from  these  portions was very course, though  the bed rock  was  only  reached  in one spot.    In  this  particular  portion, which was but 200  feet  in length the yield is said to have  been $1200 to the  length  of a  sluice box, where the gravels  in  the stream bed had a width  of  40 to 50 feet.   This yield included nuggets the gold  value was  from $100 to $150; the platinum,  however, was fine.    The remainder of the creek bed covered  by  the lease is deep ground,   and  could not be bottomed.    Lambert  and Stewart are now engaged in  cutting' down    the  bed of the  stream in the lower part of their  lease, in order to reach bed rock  and recover the gold and platinum lying upon it!,'    Commencing  at the lower end of their _ground  a dam   has   been    constructed  across the stream bed, while 600  feet of a board flume carries the  water over a portion of the channel which it is proposed to first  work.   The large boulders and  rock   in   the   lower part   were  blasted away, thus enabling the  removal by. ground sluicing of a  depth of about 25 feet of gravel,  which before formed the bed of  the stream. The depth of grave]  overlying the bed rock is now  but five feet, and the point has  been reached when the gravels  can be shovelled into the sluice  boxes. This, however, can only  be done after the season of high  water has passed. The returns  should show a proportion of about  four parts of gold to one of platinum,  and should   amply   repay  the cost of the preparatory work.   -o .  WILKINSON-BURR H  Edward    Everett   Wilkinson,  late of Pullman, Wash., but who  is now in charge of the lands; of j  the B. C. Horticultural Estates  Ltd. at the head of Nicola lake,  was married in ; Ashcroft ' on  Wednesday last to Miss 'Mary  Isabel Burr, eldest daughter of  Joseph Burr, provincial'���/.'���chief  constable for Yale: and Lilloett.  Rev. Magnus Henderson was the  officiating clergyman, and many  outside friends were in attendance. Miss Rose Burr was  bridesmaid and Alonzo Loring  was best man.  Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson left  on a honeymoon trip tq coast  cities and after a trip through the  Okanagan will come to Nicola  valley to live. They will take  up their residence in the home  recently occupied by John N.  Moore..   -- ...   .... .   ,. .       :.-;���.  The groom's   present to   the  Enlargement of Plants the Order  bride was a solid silver tea set  and to the bridesmaid a set of  pearl pins. The many friends  of the happy couple through  Nicola valley will join in offering  congratulations and best wishes.  MERRITT BOARD OF TRADE  Important Business   Transacted  at   Last  Night's Meeting  There was a iai'ge attendance at the  general meeting of the Merritt Board  of Trade held in the parlors of the  Coldwater Hotel last evening. President Armstrong was in the chair.  After dealing with a few minor matters the Board took up the more important questions such as the appointment of a committee to look after the  exhibit which Merritt will send to the  Spokane Fruit Fair, and the following  committee was appointed: Messrs.  Bailey, Mclntyre and Ransom.    .  President Armstrong who left for the  Coast this (Friday) morning will interview the Government in regard to sidewalks for the different streets.  A protest was read from J. Garcia  regarding the opening of Gody creek  road, he claiming that it wouid injure  his pasture land, etc.'" This was strongly opposed,"and a motion was earned  unanimously that the secretary petition  the Government to have this road carried out, it being to the interest of the  public in general as well as the town of  Merritt. and in fact improve the value  of the land from which the protest was  received. The Government no doubt  would see the matter in the same light  and start work- at an early date.  The matter of planting shade trees  was also discussed and will be brought  before the property holders at an early  date.  The executive was instructed to try  and find - permanent - quarters, for thc  general meetings.    ������ -  Diamond   Vale Has   Resumed    Work  ���Nicola Valley Coal and Coke Co.  Plans Enlargement.  CANADIAN NORTHERN  The first sixty miles of the  Canadian Northern railway in  British Columbia will be completed by June 1, 1911. The  company will work from the  coast end, starting from the end  of the Fraser river bridge opposite New Westminster following  the river to Langley, thence  across country to Whonnock, on  to Matsqui, to Sumas and on  around the mountain, to Chilli-  wack. It will have connection  with the Great Northern, V. V. &  E. and B.C.E. Ry. Tenders for  the work are now being called.  Pacific   Coast Collieries Co.  Have Received Part of  Their Plant  . i-"V.  Kettle Valley's Chief Engineer  Has Been Looking Over Line  Immediate Construction Now Looked For���Company Must  Start Work Before July First.  Indians Barred  From Killing Deer  Provincial    Government   Issues  Instructions to the Local  Magistrate.  Hugh D. Lumsden, chief engineer of the Kettle Valley railway has been thronghthis district  during the past few days surveying the proposed route of the new  line. He came overland from  Penticton by pack train reaching  Aspen Grove Tuesday night  After making certain local sur-  y_eys_=he^came=on=into=Merritt=  Wednesday afternoon he drov e  up the Coldwater for several miles  inspecting the route and returning the same night went to Nicola  where he made further surveys.  I have nothing definite to give"  he said in reply to a query. ' 'I am  only looking over the route for  the purpose of locating the line.  It was gathered that construction  work would start some time during the present month, however,  and the crews will work out of  Merritt and Penticton as well as  Midway.  "There is some pretty stiff rock  work between Merritt and Penticton," declared the engineer  "but for the most part the route  is an easy one to handle." Mr.  Lumsden and his party have been  out on the hills for ten days.  Leaving Nicola he went on to the  coast where he will submit his reports.  The engineer is quite favorably impressed with the Cold-  water route and jregards it as  most feasible. Mr. Lumsden  will be remembered as the man  who resigned from the engineering staff of the Grand Trunk  Pacific railway after making certain charges of over classification.  Advices that have come to  hand during the past few days  go to show that the Kettle Valley railway will undertake construction from Merri$t> early in  July. A rumor was promulgated last week to the effect that  the company had secured an extension of time for their agreement with the government but  this has received an absolute  denial in government circles.  Tenders have been in the  hands of the president of the  company rJv=J^=Warren rfor=some=  time past having been closed as  far back as April 15th but no  contracts have yet been awarded.  Mr. Warren has been at Penticton for some days and will go  on to the coast this week and a  definite announcement of policy  is expected as soon as he reaches  Victoria.  It is imperative that the construction must start by July 15th  for the 250 miles of the road between Midway and Nicola for by  its agreement with the government the company undertook to  start work within four months  of the date of the passage of the  of the bill of ratification and in  the event of an infraction of the  ��� Indians are not allowed to kill  deer'and in the event of an infraction of, this .law they are  brought "under the penalty in  common with white men. This  edict was issued from the Attorney General's department at  Victoria late last week at the  instance of certain local parties.  Last Friday William McNeill  was responsible for the summons  of an Indian on the ground of  killing deer. The case was tried  before Dr. G. H. Tutill, J. P. at  Merritt and the action was dismissed. The defence set up by  the prisoner was that the Indians  had received a special permit  from Ottawa to kill deer for food.  This permit was apparently obtained through William McDoug-  allTsuperintendentof thelndiansr  Not satisfied Mr. McNeill communicated with Victoria with  the result that the Attorney  General has instructed all local  Justices of the Peace that Indians  must be punished in common  with white men. A permit from  Ottawa cannot be accepted as a  defence. Mr. McNeill is to be  commended upon the splendid  spirit of industry he has evinced  in this important matter for in  this way he has furnished tangible evidence of his determination to secure the better protection of game throughout this  district. It is not unlikely that  the chief game warden, Bryon  Williams, will visit this locality  soon and one of his first  duties  y\  ft  _*,  agreement there was a penalty  clause involving the forfeiture of I ^Tlibe to appoint a game warden  $250,000 to the province.    This)  agreement was ratified   at the  last session of the provincial  house and it entailed the granting of a subsidy of $750,000 towards the cost of construction.  The bill was assented to on March  10 so that the four months' limit  expires on July 10.  As announced in the columns  of this paper three weeks ago  the company was also successful  in securing the federal subsidy  of $6400 per mile for the entire  mileage and this with the $5000  provincial subsidy for 150 miles  makes an average subsidy of  $9400 for the "entire $50* miles.  DIAMOND VALE RESUMES  WORK  The Diamond Vale Collieries  Co. has resumed work at No. 3  mine. A staff of men is now  engaged in taking out coal for  shipment and in line with the  announcement of a few weeks  ago the company proposes to  shortly operate on an extensive  scale. While the policy has not  yet assumed definite form it is  understood that it is of a far  reaching character.  Today being the  King'' George V.  schools are closed.  Coal  mining   in   this   district ,\  promises   to   be   revolutionized *"-.  very shortly if the plans that f  certain   of the local companies x ���_  have   evolved   are   successfully  "'  consumated. - ���  The Diamond Vale Co. started./."  work on Wednesday and as 'the" '-'"  work develops will increase ithe  *.  staff.   The coal now being taken  ...  out is for shipment.  Manager W. H. Armstrong-- 7  and A. McLaren, Vice-President, ���  will go to Winnipeg shortly to_/-  interview the officials of the Can- _  adian Pacific railway with ref-^  erence to certain plans of development for the Nicola Valley''���  Coal and Coke Co. The plans*  involve the installation of a plant-,  for screening and cleaning ;,the c  coal which will largely appreciate '���  the value of the product. T  The installation of a 1000 coke  ovens is also amongst the plans?.  'and taken- altogether the^newv-  policy is a progressive one and ifr*  attended by the success antici-t-,  pated should mean' a wonderful .  stimulus to the industry throughout this district. \ "   ,,  The    Coal    Hill    Syndicate, -  through   the  manager,   Joseph ���  Graham, has received a contract"  from the Canadian Pacific rail- ���"  way for the supply of coal and-  this means ' that not alone will'  the present staff be enlarged "but.\  it means the early installation o_f "*  the plant that the company has-V^p  been   contemplating   for   some-vV?*'  time. '    if    ' '���-> -  The Pacific Coast Collieries Co  h\na r,_o/��_Qi'iT_c_i_ri      o      "���^rktW'irkrk  tC4k7 IVVWI �� V.-V* ** ��T\J�� uivn���  plant which it proposes to install  in its mine. The boiler and hoist  for one of the shafts has arrived  and is now being placed. "��� Additional plant is also being planned and the company proposes  to be amongst the producing  agencies very shortly.  Taken on the whole there, is a  most hopeful outlook for,the' industry throughout this district  and mining promises to be one of  the most potent agencies in " the  growth and development of this  resourceful district.  A.  <-V.__.__-  ���bllVi ���"-  -:.,-  9��l  ''M  NEW STATION FOR MERRITT  C. P. R. May Replace  Present  Structure.  Cement  y.  It is semi-officially announced  that the Canadian Pacific railway  company will shortly build a new  station at Merritt. The present  building which was along: the  lines of an old country experiment  is not giving satisfaction���in fact  many are inclined to the theory  that it is unsafe. It was constructed of cement and in places  is already becoming unsubstantial.  The new station will likely be  built on a site just east of the  present one and will be of a modern type and better adapted to the  requirements of this thriving  birthday of f community. _  The present struc-  M  the    public  ture will be used��or storihg bag-  l gage and freight.   - -  -"    -���{, "*���  n  iiyi  <i  .**,  . _ / }-l��v.<.  -'V  ���.���'<>.      !J>_.'.  i ,    4 .  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, June 3, 1910  Home of the ti*avelling public.  Everything directed to the best  comfort and convenience of the  guests.  Rates $2.00 a day.  Special inducement to boarders.  GEORGE E. HYGH  MERRITT  PROPRIETOR  BRITISH COLUMBIA  Merritt Livery and Peed Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses." Express meets  all trains.    Buggies for hire.  A. J. COUTLEE, Prop.,  Merritt, B.C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  nicola, :c.  The choicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., alwavs on hand.  Fresh Fish,  Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP,  Prop.  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 Ferguson, Propriator  The. Wedding Season is With You  - Do not allow the desire to obtain a . suitable and popular wedding present worry you. We are specialists in this  line, carrying an extensive range of suitable gifts to choose  from.  We have on hand a stock of CUT GLASS, each piece of  which' is a veritable flash of magnificence and well worthy of  a prominent place in any home. A piece of this splendid  ware would make an appropriate gift and one that would be  highly appreciated.  All goods sent at our risk and expense. Write for  catalogue.  Henry Birks & Sons, Limited   jcwciciy ���iti&ii-\jfT<u.xst��� i luuac ���   Vancouver, B. C.  Geo. E. Trorey, Man. Dir.  STATE  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 ���  412 Hastings St West. Vancouver, B.C.  Early Days in Nicola Valley  By George   Murray,  Nicola.   ���~-  Once more we are in a position to! good  present to our readers the popular ser- '  ial from the pen of George Murray and  dealing with early days in Nicola. Mr.  Murray has been unable to write for  several weeks owing to illness and absence from home but now we are in a  position to give every assurance that  the interesting story will bc continued  from week to week.���Ed.  Edwin Dalley's admirable contribution to the history of early  settlement in Nicola, being replete with dates and results of  personal observation makes it  unnecessary for me to enlarge as  I   otherwise   might. Among  others located in the vicinity of  Nicola, there were Mr. and Mrs.  Thomas- Carrington with their  young family - settled on ��� the  ranch now owned by Mr. Claude  Broadbent, his son-in-law. The  location possesses singular beauty,  affording a pleasing variety of  mountain, valley and lake. It is  one of natures fascinating products. After a short residence  in Nicola Mr. Carrington returned to Victoria again to engage in  mercantile pursuits. While  methodical and exact in whatever he undertakes, it is not to  I be wondered at that he should  give up ranching for the store.  His ability as a salesman is of a  high order. Considerations of  higher importance than mere  gain led him again to return to  the genial climate of Nicola.  Had he continued business in  Victoria he would no doubt have  been one of that city's successful  merchants.  In 1875 the chief portion of  the townsite of Nicola was unoccupied land. Not being considered desirable for tillage nor  for pasturage, it was passed over  by the land seeker. Now the  problem is to get land for the  would be settler. At that time  the effort was to get settlers for  the land. The Interior of B.C.  has undergone a great change  when comparison is instituted  between conditions in the time  of which we write and those prevailing today���and these are but  the prelude to speedier and more  wonderful transformations now  in progress. As the teming  multitudes of Canada's far  reaching prairies arrives its  wealth , from one of the  world' s ri chest an d greatest grai n  belts, their trend will be towards  the sunny slopes of our fair  province already winning wide  distinction for its resources rich  and varied and climate unequalled in the vast confines of our  Dominion's magnificenrheritageT  With the Nicola townsite as  with many other, portions of the  dry belt an adequate water supply will give satisfactory results  in garden products. The situation has many attractive features.  Drainage facilities and a water  supply of the purest are all that  can be desired. The day is not  far distant when the advantages  which Nicola valley offers as a  health resort will be fully appreciated. The climate is ex-  hiliarating and invigorating.  The atmosphere seems surcharged with ozone. The prevalence  of sunny days and cloudless skies  cannot but exercise a cheerful  influence over residents of this  upland/valley. Now that the C.  P. R., Canada's first and greatest  transcontinental has provided  speedy transportation and the  Great Northern is also heading  for Nicola and promises to shorten the distance to the coast by  forty miles, Nicola's future is  assured.  Proceeding further up the val-'  ley the next ranch reached was  that of the late John Gilmore who  with three bright young daughters came to an, untimely end  having perished in the fire that  consumed their home. When  we made the acquaintance of  John Gilmore he was a large  hearted, genial man with many.  qnalities, but of such a  temperament that made it exceedingly dangerous for him to  tamper with the intoxicating cup  which in the end wrought his  ruin. In the eai*ly history of the  valley he was one of those that  would have been singled out as  most likely to have led in the  race for property. But the alcoholic demon proved his bane-  destroyed his home���his life���  and three children. It would be  more congenial to pass over the  awful tragedy in silence. Perhaps its recital may serve as a  warning to others who think  there is no danger in the drink  habit. ^ 1 freely admit that use  and not abuse is the highest  morality. But who is prepared  to define the limit of use, or to  determine . when that limit is  passed. Whence the roll of inebriates? From those who considered that they could use and  not abuse. The friends of temperance and the advocates of  prohibition are. told in indignant  and lofty tones that man cannot  be made moral by legislation.  No. But temptation can be lessened by legislation and as temptation is removed evil is lessened  and that is true of intemperance  as of other vices. Legislation  that aims at making it hard for  men to do wrong and easier to  do right can be considered safe  and desirable however loudly denounced.  GEORGE MUNRO RETIRES  C. P. R. Will Lose Best Roadmaster the  Company Ever Had.  George ��� Munro, ��� for so many  years roadmaster on the local  division of the Canadian Pacific  railway has been superanuated  though he will not retire from  active service for a couple of  months.,  ' For ' forty ..seven years Mr.  Munro has been railroading and  a greater part of-that time has  been with the C. P. R. He came  out here in the early days of  construction and substantial promotion has been the result of his  ability and labor. As roadmaster  for the" Thompson division he has  given eminent satisfaction and  his removal will mean an almost  irreparable loss. Sixty five years  of age Mr. Munro is still active  but feels that he is entitled to  the rest that he has so well earned. Just who his successor will  be is not definitely known though  it is not unlikely that Chas. Faw-  cett, asst. roadmaster will get the  appointment. Mr. Munro's home  has always been in Kamloops he  being one of the earliest residents  of that town. - Mr. Fawcett lives  at North Bend.  Season 1910  Imported Pure Bred Hackney Stallion  'MEMENTO"  No. 506 Canadian National Records  and 10891 English Hackney Horse  Society. Sire Garton Duke of Connaught 3009. am Venture by Sethby  Denmark, etc.  Memento foar years old is a beautiful  bay horse with black points, a color  which is now much sought after by  Hackney breeders. His father, the  famous Garton Duke of Connaught is  admittedly one of the greatest sires of  this breed in the British Isles, and the  younger generation of' this strain promise to be equally successful. He is  sound in every respect and horsemen  will note his fine quality combined with  strength and good oonformation with a  turn of speed quite unusual in the  Hackney. At tne recent Vancouver  Horse Show he was awarded the Reserve Championship and regarded as  the right stamp of horse to make a  marked improvement in the lighter  horses of the country. Being his fiist  season the terms have been made as  low as possible considering the great  experise of his importation.  TERMS  , $20 a mare, payable 1st' September,  after which 10 per cent, will be charged  for collection. $30 to insure a foal,  payable 1st February. $30 Registered  mares, payable lgt Sepuember. All  mares bred to the, horse and not returned will be charged full fees.  For information  address, J. B. Rod-  gers, Coutlee'a Livery Stable, Merritt.  ���   - __    .'...v. -���-"'.���*-   \-;v VL       ,   < _.  Remember You  Want   the  Best  The   Fraser   Valley Nurseries   are -_       ' .,  .*' amongst'the oldest and best established  " '  in the province.  Hundreds   of   fruit   growers    can  testify to the splendid value of the trees'   V".-_ ������,' I  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.  Potfie's  Celebrated Australian  Stock Remedies  Never Pail  where a cure is possible.   -.  Your druggist or store .can get them for you.   .  They Keep Good  - and strong any length of time,  t. - Condition', Urine and Worm      ��� --'._������  Powders  easily used and will put dollars onto the value of your horse.  Pottie:  prepares a remedy for every ailment [in  stock which enables the-stock owner in isolated parts to become his own  doctor.  Get his horse, cattle and sheep circulars..  H. JOHN POTTIE, V.S., NSW.  250 Dufferin Street, Vancouver.  A NEW STORE  I have opened a store in the Roberts' Store Building, Front  St., Nicola, B.C. Groceries, Confectionary, Fruits, .Cigars,  Tobacco^ Jewelery and Notions always in stock. I have also  a stock of Men's Overalls, Smocks, Shirts, Underwear, Collars, Ties, Belts, Etc.,also Graniteware, 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  SIX LOTS  on  Quilchena  Avenue  Cash $50  Balance Monthly Payments.  This opportunity will only call on  you once.  WRITE ... ' '���.������'.-'  The Southern B.C. Land & Mines  Merritt, B.C.       -       Nicola, B.C.  i \  '      o .  i ,'w,i   '�� ^tyY ''."' '  '.l.-l.^.     -  . ,  . ; �� i,  ... (r .. ��� /._., .*��'_���, _ Friday, June 3, 1910  v  THE. NICOLA ,VALLEYfcNEWS  - .    ' V        L ___________._�� __ J -     .  . jiAJnax  3  DOMINION DAY  Now that it has been decided  to hold a celebration at Nicola  on Dominion day no effort should  be spared to induce the very best  class of athletes'to come to the  valley for the'jbiig event. It is  assured that.the Kamloops horses  will be in attendance and a number from the6 Similkameen may  also be! brought over. In the  field sports there will doubtless  be a large number of entries and  on the whole the day promises to  be a really enjoyable one.  WITH THE FANS  The baseball boys had. a good  workout last Sunday and another  practice'game is booked  for the  ensuing; week end.    The team is  fast rounding into shape and will  be ready for outside games very  shortly.    Arrangements are  under way for a game at Kamloops  on July ,12th and . the  Kamloops  club is being communicated with/  A special train1 will be run  from  Merritt: to Kamloops on that day  ���as   already-announced   in   The  News.  V     WEASLE FOR MERRITT  ^ Weasle,' the fast little track  horse which has been the property of ,'T. Smitherin, of Kere-  meos, and was entered 'in the  quarter'mile repeat on Victoria  day at;Merritt, has been purchased by Nelson Welsh and R.  A. Smith. The little racer will  be put' into shape for the big  meet at Nicola on Dominion Day.  records of different countries.   ,  .The   track . record at, Minoru  park for one mile at present   is  held by  Follie L.'   (111. pounds)  made Sept. I8th, when she made  every post a  winning  one and  ran the  mile in 1:39  2-5.    This  was a grand  performance considering it was made over a track  not two months old.    The Canadian record is held by Coruscate,  which stepped the mile in 1:38 1-2  with'the light impost of 86 pounds  on his back at Fort Erie, Ont.  Aug. 13,1903. ' ��� 7     ���  The English record, which   is  also a world's record, was* made  by Caiman,   four years  of age, I  with  128  pounds, "at"Lingfield,"  July 13,   1900,   which* mile was  run in  1:33  1-5 on  a   straight  course.    Caiman, by the way is  ah American bred horse by Loco-  natchee, dam  Happy -Day, .and  was foaled in 1896 in New Jersey  and  finished  second  to   Flying  Fox in the Two Thousand Guineas  and St. Ledger.  The American Mile record-was  made by Center Shot, three years  old, with 105 pounds, Dec. 22,  1908.^ This wonderful filly" by  Imported Sain, dam Grand Shot,"  ran the mile in 1:371-5 on a regular course of 1 1-8 miles in -circumference at Los Angeles, Cal.  - The Austrlasian record for the  mile is 1:37 3-4, made by Mont-,  calm, 129 pounds up, ��� at Rand-  wick' New South Wales, April  14, 1909.  ���a  , The Mexican Jockey, club^ha.s  hung up $300,000 in prize"money'  for a race meet to be held at  Juarez," 'Mexico,"during the winter months in the southern country. ' The meet opens on Thanksgiving day."'  - -     fr, o   After concluding a two game  series at Tacoma tonight the  Beavers will go to Spokane and  will not be back in Vancouver  until June 16."  *'    } ��� "V"     '   o ���   Buy Your Girl a  Box of Bon Bons  Westminster is pleading with  Alec Turnbull'to play; lacrosse  once more this season. His generalship is ar valnable assett to the  team.   ���   '  '      y  - ./v"./.  '.��� o��� ���      _  Vancouver is leading the North  Western 'league at'/present and  local fans look'-'to Brown to land  the pennant. '  - It' is-now- reported-that Al  Kaufman will join Jack Johnston's camp and assist, the big-  black .fellow in his training.'  New stock of Candies and confectionery has just arrived and  prices are.right.  BILLIARDS AND POOL  TdNSORIAL PARLORS  iW. E.   BROWN  . OLD LEONARD  STAND  We are offering the public special prices  on goods recently purchased at a reduction on  cost. In this line we have something to suit  everyone and we are adding all our winter  underwear. Each and every garment we will  sell at 33 1-3 per cent off the regular mark for  two weeks to clear. This is a genuine reduction sale. Call and get a bargain and be convinced at the old stand.  Stanley Ketchef Jrp'ut ;Willy  Lewis of New York'-away in the  second round/of Wten.round mill  at Gotham the'other night.\  '" "'"���'"���"7^,���y~i  l  Sam'Langfordand Al-Kaufman  have been matched for a twenty  round go on the Pacific coast on:  June 11. 7'7   "777    -  - ��� ��- y -."  _  Thomas Morely accountant for  the Mason-& Risch~Piano Co."  was in Merritt on Tuesday.' ���  <;   VANCOUVER CAME BACK  fRevehge is sweet and  no one  knows it better1 than Con- Jones  manager of the   Vancouver lacrosse team.    At Westminster on  Victoria day, as already reported  in; this paper, the chamns cleaned  up Jones' bunch  to the  tune of  2 to 1 but at Vancouver on  Saturday last, the   homesters just-  waked away from  the Salmon-  bellies and won out by the good  healthy, margin of five goals, the  score  being 9 to 4.    The  result  was never in doubt for Vancouver was always to the good  and  those who saw  the game say  it  was one of ;the;best that has been  seen on the coast for some -.time  ,'Last Friday night James- Jeffries gave an exhibition sparring  match at San Francisco, using  his brother Jack and his .trainer,  Joe Choynski..' .The..big "fellow  made a ,m'ostwfavorable, impression and his most dul *ous friends  are now satisfied that he has  come back in earnest. Johnston  was expected'to make an appearance at the arena but did not  do so.'    ��� '-  .     - - <���'   -   -   ?   -  Jack Gillis, the Vancouver (policeman and the all round athletic  champion .of ; Canada is undergoing some pretty stiff training  before leaving for the east to  meet Martin Sheridan in a try  for the world's championship.  His showing so far is exceedingly good. .'.:... .     -���      '--  ;      SOME TRACK RECORDS  [It is interesting to note in connection with the opening of the  mset at Minoru park that there  is a little variance   in  the track  .The big race meet at- Minora  park on Lulu Island opens .tomorrow and will continue for ten^  days. It promises to be the best  meet ever held on the coast, over  one hundred horses* being entered in the various events   Newsy" Lalonde is handling the'  Nationals this year and he start-'  the season off right by dealing  .out a good sound licking to the  Shamrocks. :  yy71 o  .     .  RUSHING V. V. & E. WORK    i  . The Similkameen ���Star has the  following whicti will be of "inter-;  e'stjocally. \���eJ�� J7"\        . [���  Railway construction west of-  Princeton to Tulameen is pro-j:  ceeding rapidly along. jSome*  of the.iighterfportions of the  grade have been completed and  the ���; hea.y\evj work.- >i*sjwell advanced. ''  ** * i  . The tunnel'on "the^western border of the town is being worked  both night and day frorn both  ends.. Approximately one-third  of the work is done. The tunnel  cut's a strata of coal. | '  It is fully expected that the  grading will be completed by".  Oc&berlstJ leaving the] bridges  and;track \layingHo be? finished  within -thp5 vMr-  -' *���" ��    ���*  If you. want the best service for  _    , <  your money when in Kamloops  you should' stop ot the  Dominon Hotel  7     *' *  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, 5.C. ,.  G. B. Armstrong,  MERRITT,  B.C.  1LYTTON; B.  ./   & _.   ;. i - ^  The Beauty Spot of British Columbia  HOPE  Picturesquely situated along the banks of the Fraser River and  a history as romantic as the place is beautiful.  Coiquahalla Hotel  We can offer you scenic beauty, comfort and pleasure-what  more do you want.    Good hunting and fishing.    Future railroad centre.'  Fred. Parnaby, Proprietor  Coiquahalla Hotel Hope, B. C.  and  the.  One of the oldest  bestt'hostelries   in  district:' ��� Good - accommodation in all depart-   **'  partments.     '���  A. F. -HAUTIER,   --  Prop.  LYTTON,* B. C.  i .j  The B. and B*  Automobile Co.  Ashcroft Hotel  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, Prprietors  Ashcroft, B. C.  within -thes year:  No fleshly ills or labor troubles  have occured to delay construe-'  tion and the management is such  as to cause no friction or loss of  time *  SHOW ROOMS  New Masonic Temple Bldg.  Cor.  Georgia and'Seymour Sts  'Vancouver, B. C.  P. O. Box 367.  '���Jf  ~t  ,:-  The  REO_  The  FORD  .The  WHITE  MERRITT HOME^ITES  ^\ND BUSINESS PROPERTY  Gateway toc the Cariboo . . .  Those who go up into the Cariboo country7generally, 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  Ashoft, B.C.  ���* ��� 5       i    . * i  ____ i. ,_.  The future of Merritt as a Commercial, Industrial  Mining centre is now assured ^Vr 'IJSfl !  The Kettle Valley Railway will be gBuilt  at an Early Date ,r  Acre and half a^e blocks at Memttat^tpday's pppes;  will prove profitable liiiynig.    Only'�� limited number  Rpal FtfAtA. W4.!!"PT wi,h 09e  i\CcU Ei&iaie   The Grand  Pacific   Hotel:  is the best investment you can  get and this is particularly  true of  to sell.    Prices arid full particulars from:  !m  The Diamond ValeJ^uppl^ [ Co., Ltd  Terms to suit all  purses  J. P. BOYD  Merritt,^JJ. jC. T-,.?n .r ^ .  Act ,npw--- prof it  I  accordingly  REALTY  The future railway centre of the  interior. No place outside of  Vancouver has ��� made more substantial progress during the past  two years.  The very fact that so much outside capital is coming into the  city .is evidence of the attractiveness of. the field for investment.  C. N. R. Divisional Base will be  located in Kamloops. For information address  Dalgleish & Corbett  REAL ESTATE BROKER  We do the  biggest business in our lin��  in Kamloops.  is one of the oldest Hotels in  Kamloops and has ever maintained the good standard: it set  at the start. Situated across  from the G. P. R. depot and  well furnished in all departments it can give you convenience, comfort and satisfaction.  William Dohson  Kamloops  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 host-  elries along the line.  J. C. -Clarence  Manager -. .V7>��^^.r  THE.NICOLA 'V-AJLLEY NEWS  Friday, June 3, 1910  x  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance.  Six months SI. 00  EDITOR        - - -        S. N. DANCEY  One dollar per inch per month fer regrula advertising. Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising 10 words for 25 cents,  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract advertising.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 ���    Merritt. B.C.  PROTECTION OF GAME  It is gratifying to'Hcnow that  . the attorney general's department at Victoria has undertaken  to secure better protection for  the game throughout this district.  If all the stories that have come  to hand are true, and we have  reason to believe that they are,  there has been a wanton destruction of game throughout the  hills surrounding the Nicola  valley. The absence of a game  warden may have something to  do with this but on the other  hand the action of the superintendent of Indians in granting  permits to, the Indians to kill  deer has also had its ill effects.  i Ottawa has no right whatever  to issue permits for the killing of  deer because that matter comes  solely under the jurisdiction of  the authorities at Victoria. Indians cannot kill deer, in fact  the conditions governing them  are in common with the conditions governing white men. Our  game is none too plentiful at  present and unless we do secure  some means of protecting it the  supply will rapidly be depleted.  One of the best agencies for' securing this -protection would be  to oppoint a good active game  warden and we have reason to  believe that the government will  make, this appointment very  shortly.  THE KETTLE VALLEY  It is imperative.that the Kettle  Valley railway must commence  . construction no later than July  10, according to the text of .the  agreement made between the  government of the province and  the company.  , There has been considerable  uncertainty as to the movements  of the company for, some time  past but the presence of J. J.  Warren, head of the company,  in the province is reassuring.  Mr. Warren has the tenders in  his hands and the awarding of  contracts will likely be announced  in a few days. It is. improbable  that the government would grant  -anextension=of=time=even=i_f"the  company did make such a request  for the government must hold  faith with the people of the  province. The advent of construction days for Merritt will  mean a wonderful stimulus to  all branches of industry and the  unprecedented prosperty of the  past few months is a harbinger  of this new era.  FOR INCORPORATION  It is now in order that the citizens of Merritt should again  take up the matter of incorporation. The season is well advanced and it is essential that  we should have the necessary  detail work successfully disposed  of so as to undertake the duties  of an incorporated city by the  first of next year.  There are many problems confronting the citizens of Merritt  at \ the present time, problems  that cannot be successfully solved  until we secure incorporation.  We need fire protection and we  require a water works service.  A private company is undertaking the installation of an electric  lighting system.  If the town was incorporated  these problems would be immed-  ately municipalized and in that  form they are much more easily  "handled. The townsite lots have  been disposed of in their entirety  and with many small property  owners, as well as the larger ones,  it is possible to secure the necessary scope for cementing together the scattered interests  and placing all on one common  footing of citizenship.  The government is prepared  to grant the necessary assistance.  Of that we have every assurance.  It is now up to the citizens to  undertake the preliminary work  and we feel confident that the  movement will receive cordial  support in all circles. If nothing  else would induce us to incorporate the fact that construction  days for the Kettle Valley railway are at hand should be sufficient stimulus. With construction days it will be almost impossible to meet developing conditions unless we can present  one united body of people such  as is found under the system of  incorporation. .  The decision of the good citizens of Nicola to celebrate Dominion day should occasion general satisfaction throughout the  valley. It is with pride and a  feeling of intense patriotism that  we turn from year to year to a  commemoration of our natal day.  It is a day that we as Canadians  delight to honor and. the people  of Nicola valley should join in  doing it honor in a manner that  will bespeak a whole hearted  loyalty and sympathy.  BRITISH COLUMBIA HORSE  Squadron orders No. 4, by  Major Flick commanding "D"  Squadron British Columbia Horse  Squad drill until further orders  at Nicola, Wednesday, 8th inst,  7:30 p.m. Merritt, Tuesday, 7th  nst,   7:30    p.m.  Lower   Nicola  Saturday 4th inst, 7:30 p.m., and  each successive Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.  Mounted Drill, Merritt, .Saturday, June 11th, 7:30p.m. Nicola  Saturday, June 25th, 7:30 p.m.  Squad drill at Lower Nicola will  be cancelled on above two dates.  Officers and attending mounted  parades will find their own horses  and saddlery.  Resignation.���Capt. B. ��� Lab-  puchere-Hillyer resigns his appointment and ceases to have any  connection with "D" squadron,  B.C.H.  Charles Flick, Major.  MORE MONEY COMING  William McKenzie is now on  his way home from the old country-bringing with him drafts for  forty five million dollars of British capital Wbe used=in promot?  ing the projects of the Canadian  Northern railway. One of these  will be to connect up the east  and west by building a line  around the northern shore of  Lake Superior and the other to  complete the line between Toronto and Montreal.  RUTHERFORD HAS RESIGNED  As a result of the investigation  into the Great Waterways deal  Premier Rutherford of Alberta  has resigned. Chief Justice  Sifton was sworn in and formed  a government. Amongst the  members of his cabinet were  Judge Mitchell of Medicine Hat  as Attorney General, Hon. Duncan Marhall as Minister of Agriculture, and Dr. Warnoek as  Minister of Public Works.  BUY PRINCETON COAL LANDS  The largest transaction of its  kind on record at Princeton took  place recently when 12,200 acres  of coal lands were transferred to  Andrew Laidlaw, the representative of a company which includes J. McDonald, the multimillionaire tobacco manufacturer  of Montreal. Vancouver and  Spokane capitalists are also concerned. The price for the property is stated to be, in round  figures, $300,000.  SMELTING OF ORES  The recent discovery by a  Toronto dentist of treating ores  with commercial success has  now been crystallised and a  company organized with a cap-  itrl of three million dollars will  undertake the operation of the  invention. It means that low  grade and refractory ores can  be treated so cheeply as to make  the lowest grade.mine a paying  proposition. D. D. Mann has  secured control of the patent  for the entire world and is now  erecting a plant at Toronto, for  experimental purposes.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take   notice   that   Laura   R.  Marshall of Vancouver, occupation  spinster,   intends to apply  for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing;   at    a    post    planted  about  one   and   a   half   miles  due west   of   the   south   .west  corner post of Lot 1484, thence  running South 40 chains, thence  West 40 chains, thence Noi$h 40  chains, thence East 40 chains to  point   of   commencement,.. and  containing 160 acres more or less.  Laura R. Marshall  R. G. Stanley Anthony, Agent  Date May 21, 1910. -���<  M. L. GRIMMETT  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Nicola ��� Merritt  At Merritt Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, 'Robes, Blankets, v  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  - Best of satisfaction in,all ,���'.  departments. Prices are ���  right. I  Agent for Mendelsohn and  Heintzman Pianos.  N; J. BARWICK  Nicola ��� Merritt  It makes a big difference as to just how  you shoe a horse.    In the line of    >  i  GENERAL  BLACKSlilTHiNG  - 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.  Lytton's Popular Hotelry  Baillie Hotel  Good   Meals,   Good Comfortable  Beds and Best Serv'ce.     Rates  Reasonable. <  Walter C Keeble  Proprietor,  LYTTON, B.C.  Automobiles  VANCOUVER AUTOMOBILE AND  CYCLE CO., LIMITED  Garage and Salesroom*���  632-636 Seymour  Street, Vancouver  "Cadillac"  "Oldunobile" "Oakland"  Touring and Runabnut Models.  "Rapid." Commercial Trucks.  Dmieastaktioaa Amtagttd.   '  r  I  I  1  1910,-���-,- FRIDAY, JULY 1, -1910  HORSERACES  FIELD SPORTS  AUTOMOBILE RACE  The biggest day of the year  for Nicola Vally.  ' r '  Good purses will be hung up in all events  and  energetic    committees    are    making    complete  arrangements.  s  ATTENDANCE  Special train from Kamloops and other mainline  points also points along the Nicola branch is being  arranged with the   Canadian   Pacific   railway.  Reduced rates will prevail.  AT NIGHT  Don't forget the day and place  NICOLA, DOMINION DAY, JULY 1  I  SECRETARY OF COMMITTEE,   NICOLA LAKE, B. 0.  I  i  I  �������_�����<  ,��..����.��*l F&ibAY, June 3, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEYgNEWS  Gemmill Has It  will return tonight. He also  went over to Westminster on  business.  The road gang is busy on the  contract of reducing the,, grade  on Hamilton hill leading out of  Nicola. Foreman John Duhdas  is in charge. *  taking effect on Sunday night.  Mr. Hatch had become very popular with the travelling public and  he can rest assured that his return will ever be welcomed. Mr.  Sasseville is no stranger, to this  division having been here for  some little time last summer.  A choice  line of Chocolates,  Fruit Tablets,   Marshrhallow  ;  and    Lowney's    Nut    Milk  Chocolates.  i TKese   goods   are kept right  ' and sold right.  Try them when you come to  the postoffice.  : G.  M.  Gemmill  Druggist and Stationer  :.     AGENT MASON & RISCH PIANO CO.  "'   Merritt        ��� -        British Columbia  M. L. Grimmett and Jack  Conklin went to Kamloops on  Wednesday in connection with  certain matters affecting the  Conklin estate.  A party of mining students  from McGill university who are  investigating conditions in the  mining . industry visited the  various camps in the boundary  district last week.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Mrs. W. E. Dodd returned  from Kamloops Saturday night  bringing  her baby son.  Robert Gulliford, the Aspen  Grove rancher, was down in  this part of the valley for a couple  of days this, week going back  home on Wednesday.  Mrs. J. M. Robinson and family  have reached their home in Summerland from Toronto, where the  boys have been attending the  University during the winter  1909-10.  ' Graham Gray, proprietor of the  Aspen Grove hotel was a visitor  to Merritt on Wednesday.  ' C. Lay left Monday morning  for Vancouver after spending  the past few, weeks with Merritt  friends.  ' Major Perry of the Okanagan  Mounted Rifles died at Vernon  last week being a victim of consumption.  R. Grriiiimett, of Vancouver,  spent! several days this week  with his brother. M. L. Grimmett  at Nicola.  '* Mackenzie and Mann have refused fifty million dollars for the  common stock of the Canadian  Northern railway.  O. J. Marshall conducted the  raffle of a gramophone last week  and he begs to announce that the  lucky number, 22, was held by  H. S. Cleasby and the instrument has been prSsented to him.  Mr. J. F. Faulkner, who for  the past two years has been resident here, and has been acting  as accountant for the Supply  Company, has been offered and  accepted a position as. secretary-  treasurer of the Diamond Vale  Colliery Company, and other  three companies which are worked from the same affice. He will  be stationed at the head office in  Vancouver, and commences his  duties on Monday. ���Summerland  Review. \   o   T. J. Smith's fine thoroughbred stallion, Militabo, is now  on the road in charge of Nelson  Welsh. The route was mapped  out carefully the horse leaving  the Merritt stables every Tuesday morning, - going to ' Nicola  for noon and on to Quilchena for  night. Minnie lake is reached  for Wednesday night and Quilchena again for Thursday night,  Nicola Friday noon and Merritt  Friday night. This itinerary  should be satisfactory to all horse  breeders in the district.  Mrs. J. P. Boyd leaves in the  course of a few days for Golden  where she will visit with her  parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L.  Houston. .    '  Dr. F. W. Lange of Scranton,  Pa., announces that he has perfected the process of treating  the basest of metals and converting them into silver and gold.  He looks for a drop in'the prices  of the two standards of money..  . Arrangements have been completed for the annual picnic"' of  the Methodist church which; wiil  be held at Lower Nicola on  June 18th. A complete, programme of races and other  events has been prepared.  Born���King���At Coldwater oh  May 24 to Mr. and Mrs. Del King,  a daughter.  George Broughton left Tuesday morning on a driving trip to  Tulameen and Princeton. He is  expected home tonight.  "~yMr! arid-Mrs. AT^Er^Howse  are -anticipating a visit from old  country relatives and friends in  the���cburse of'a couple of weeks.  I Three million dollars are to be  expended on the remodelling and  improvement of   the Dunsmuir  , properties on Vancouver island.  C. F. Hanington who was in  Kamloops the other day stated  that work on the C. N. R. would  likely start from Kamloops just  as soon as the Westminster end  of the line was well under way.  Mr. Hanington is chief engineer  of the Canadian Northern.  Mrs. WC Terrill of Middlesboro spent a few days this week  with friends in Nicola. She was  a guest at the home of A. Mc-  Phail.  r Miss Harriman, daughter of  the late Edward Harriman, was  quietly married to Charles Rum-  sey, a sculptor, in New York  last week.  i Methodist Church Services:  Rev. J. W. Hedley, M.A.: Sunday, June-5th. Nicola 11 a.m.,  Lower Nicola 3 p.m., Merritt  7:30 p,m.  Halley's comet has been quite  discernable in the heavens for a  couple of* nights this week and  the astronomical wonder was the  subject of lots of interest locally.  A. L.  Dingee went   down to  the coast Tuesday morning and  George Chapman, a well known  engineer of .Tacoma., Wash.,  reached Merritt Monday night  with Mrs. Chapman and son,  Harold. Mrs. Chapman will remain for several days as the  guest of her sister, Mrs. Alex.  Coutlee, but Mr. Chapman returned home Wednesday morn  ing.  Through a mutual arrangement  between the various local merchants the four big stores will  close at 6.30 o'clock every evening with the exception of Monday  Saturday .and pay day. . Those  who signed the agreement were  Diamond Vale Supply Co., G. B.  Armstrong, J. A. Menzies and  the Nicola Valley Meat Market.;  Provincial News  Engineer Dodd had to take his  engine to the Kamloops shops  for repairs last Saturday. The  yard engine pulled the train up  that evening and on Sunday one  of the big passenger engines  from the Cascade division, No.  879 in charge of Engineer Harry  Creelman came up and relieved  until the regular engine returned.  The many friends of George  Hygh who has been undergoing  treatment for blood poisoning at  the Vancouver General hospital  for the past month, were glad  to welcome him home again*; this  week. Mr. Hygh has. fully recovered from the effects of his  trouble and is once more in the  performance of his duties as head  of the Hotel Merritt.  Charles Sasseville has taken  charge of the local passenger run  Conductor George Hatch having  been transferred to the stub run  between Mission and Vancouver  Two theaters have been planned for Stewart.  A new sawmill is _ to be built  at Salmo.  Building operations are going  ahead in Fort George.  Kamloops Opera House is offered for sale by tender.  The Prince Rupert voters' list  contains J.219- names ^   Prince Rupert population is  computed at 5000.  , Work will be started this week  on the new Vernon post office.  It is computed that there are  sevehty-five "blind pigs" in  Prince Rupert.  Coal sells at $120 a ton at  Quesnel.  A Dominion express office has  been opened at Naramata.'  Nomadic real estate agents are  to be taxed $100 at Phoenix.  Alfred Stork was elected mayor  of Prince Rupert over William  Manson.  Victoria has an Irish jaunting  car, imported from the Emerald  Isle, plying for hire.  A smelter to cost half a million  dollars will be erected at Goose  Bay on the Portland canal.  Since last fall the G.T.R. has  run 1600 feet of tunnels upon its  coal property near Telkwa.  The Mail will be Fort George's  new paper. Freight on the plant  from the coast will cost $1,500.  Hie C.P.R. have a locomotive  at Field which can easily pull  700 tons over the Selkirks.  It is announced that Earl Grey  may tour the route of the proposed Hudsons Bay railway.  Specifications for Telephone Poles  and Form of Tender  The poles to be supplied for the towns of Merritt  and Middlesboro are to be (rood straight fir or  cedar, sound, thirty feet lonsr, seven inches at the  top end, delivered in the town of Merritt and between Merritt and Middlesboro where instructed  to be made.  C. S.STEVENS.  Supt. Government Telephones  Form of Tender  I hereby agrree to deliver one hundred poles of.  the above specifications in . the towns of Merritt  and Middlesboro for the sum of per  pole. 16-20  Specifications for Telephone Poles'  and Form of Tender  The poles to be delivered at the various sections  between Kamloops and Lower Nicola will be of  Kood sound fir or cedar, twenty-five feet Ions,  straight, peeled, and six inches at the top end,  delivered between Kamloops and Lower Nicola as  per instructions.  C. S. STEVENS, .....-.���  Supt. Government Te.ephone  Form of Tender  I hereby asrreo to furnish telephone poles as per  above specification, delivered between  and for the sum  of per pole.  N.B.���The various sections will be comprised  from Kamloops to McLeods, McLeods to Stump  Lake. Stump Lake to Quilchena, Quilchena to  Nicola, Nicola to Lower Nicola. 16-20  The C. P. K. has awarded the  contract for the erection of a  new fire hall at Revelstoke.  British Columbian schools are  to fly flags on May 31 in honor  of the birthday of confederated  South Africa.    -  The annual training camp of  the Kamloops squadron of the  British Columbia Horse will commence on June 8.  Fifty-six salmon canneries will  operate in British Columbia this  year, and pack between 500,000  and 600,000 cases.  W. O. Warren, who recently  died at Oroville, was a pioneer of  the West, having roamed the  plains fifty years ago.  Summerland is noted for productiveness, but a chicken owned by C. N. Barton breaks all  records.    It has four legs.  Professer Robert Kock, the  man who first found the germ of  Tuberculosis, died last week at  his home in Germany.  The steamer Kaslo plying between Nelson . and Kaslo on  Kootenay lakes foundered last  week. The passengers and crew  were taken ashore safely.  Frank Brewer and J. L. Parker have a deposit of white and  mottled marble upon an island  north of the Queen Charlotte  Islands. They have bonded it to  A. W. Wakefield, of Ketchikan,  Alaska.  D. Sproule, M. P. was again  elected grand master of the  Grand Orange Lodge of North  America at the annual sessions  in Brantf ord last week. Tliis is  the eleventh consecutive session  for Dr. Sproule to preside.  Curtiss flew from Albany to  New York city in his aeroplane  this week, covering the 137 miles  in two hours and thirty two minutes. This is an average speed of  54.06 miles an hour, a new'  record. Curtiss won a $10,000  prize. -,      -_  The location surveys for the  Great Northern railway on the  route between Pentiction south  through the lower part of the  Okanagan valley to a point in the  vicinity of Osoyoos lake near the  boundary line will be finished in  jtwo months. Construction work  will then be rushed.  B. K. R. Woodey walked into  Penticton last . week, having  walked 5650 miles since April 30,  1908, when he took steamer from  Victoria to Seattle. His journey  has embraced a dozen or more  cities and towns from Mexico to*  Canada. He is walking on a  _wager__ancLis_carrying_a_pack_of_  75 pounds and must not either  eat or sleep at a hotel.  Quesnel is looking forward to  the construction of the British  Columbia-Alaska Railway line  from Lytton to Fort George with  keen interest, for it will mean  rail transportation for the Quesnel district. In anticipation of  this, land immediately opposite  the town has lately been taken  up and will be placed upon the  market as townsite property.  \  Established  1817. Head Office:    Montreal  PAID UP CAPITAL $14,400,000. REST $12,000,000  Sir Edward Clouston, Dart.  President and General Manager.  Branches in all the principal cities and towns in Canada,  also in London, Eng., New York, Chicago and Spokane.  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  BRANCHES IN THE NICOLA VALLEY  I  L  NICOLA:  .A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  MERRITT:  S. L. SMITH, Acting Sab-Agent  Special   Prices in Jewelery  The latest in Ladies' and Gents Watches at prices to  suit all.  Call and see our line in Lockets, Ladies' and Gents  Watch Fobs and Chains.  Our special line in Alarm and Mantle Clocks are going  fast.    Come while the prices are good.  Bring your repairs and get them done right.  James Simpson  Repairs Guaranteed.        Watchmaker and Jeweler  MERRITT  OLDWATEI  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  WM. McInTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  You Need  a Summer  Suit  It is a question that confronts every man  just  about  now.  I have a complete line of the best old country  cloths  and  give  '    the best of satisfaction   in   both  workmanship   and   quality  of  goods.        Prices are reasonable and will fit the smallest  purse.  Just opening up in the Old. Nash Building, Quilchena, Ave.  Two doors west of the new Coldwater Hotel.  CLEANING AND PRESSING A SPECIALTY  GIVE ME A TRIAL AND IT WILL PAY YOU  G. STEPHENSON, Merchant Tailor  MERRITV, B. C.  THE EARTH HASN'T BEEN.STRUCK BY  HALLEY'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 USA TRIAL.  E. FORSYTH  General Merchant  Middlesboro  fl Of the better class is what our job department is  constantly turning out. For your next order let us  submit you samples and quote prices.  COLA VALLEY NEWS  i viurj*.83^a.wfc^*ft_M��,M)^^ THE.NICOLA VALLEY. NEWS  Friday, "Jtjne<3, 1910  Coal    Coal    Coal  The .Coal Hill Syndicate  is in a position to  quote you  LOWEST PRICES  '-' on any quantity of their  now famous product.  Our mine is run free of  rock and slate and this  results in splendid furnace fuel.  LUMP  DOMESTIC  is the finest household  coal to be had and it is  delivered in Merri      or  $10.00 per 2 Tc r. Lots]  "Cash with order     Prom -1 C__liveryl  THE LION AND  THE MOUSE.'  By CHARLES KLEIN.  ��    A Story of American Life Novelized From the Plav Ay        ^  ARTHUR* HORN BLOW.  1  COPYRIGHT.     190 6.    BY     G.    W.    DILLINGHAM     COMPANY  Jos. Graham, Mgr  P.O. Box   17  Merritt, B.C.  FOR SALE  SOME GOOD  AND  ARABLE  LANDS  Metallifferous and Alluvial Deposits���Cattle Ranches and Fruit  Lands in the���  SIMILKAMEEN AND  NICOLA VALLEYS  FRANK BAILEY  M. C. M. I.  MERRITT,       PRINCETON,        HEDLEY  and VANCOUVER  NOTICE  Season 1910  HACKNEY STALLION  (7460  Color���Chestnut, white legs, star  on face.  Sire-Gold Finder 6th_ (1791) by  Danegelt (154).  Dan���Estelle   (10892)   by Stow  Sabriel (5416).  S. Dam���Queen Esther (1332) by  Low Derby 2nd (417).  Sg. Dam���Miss Agnes by Den  mark (177).  SEASON MAY Ist-July 1st      Terms $15 for Season.  $20 for return   privileges   and  pasture.  * $20 Insurance.  ������S-Will stand at Nicola Stock  FJarm and will travel once a week  tfetween Nicola and Lower Nicola. Mares taken and well looked after.  ���    R. H. WINNY,  Nicola Stock Farm.  GEO. H. BROUGHTON  ''.���������'       ; -Gradute S. P. S. . '  DOMINION and PRONINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Merritt- Princeton Penticton  NOW AT MERRITT    .  (Continued     rom Last Week) , .  Stuhlei.ly siie mouglit of .icrtersi-.r: ".  promise to interest his 'father in their  case, and she clutched' at the hojTi'  this promise held out as a,drowiiiu;-  mitu clutches at a drifting straw: Jel'-'  ferson would uot forget his promise,  and he would '-come to Massapenua t:i  tell her of what he bad done.- She  was sure of that. Perhaps, after all.  there was where their hope lay. Why  had she not told her father at; once?  It. might have relieved his mind. John  Burkett Ryder, the Colossus, the man  of unlimited power! He could save  her father, and he would. And the  more she thought about it the more  cheerful and more hopeful she became,  and she started to dress quickly, so  that she. might hurry down to tell her  father the good news. She was actually sorry now that she had said so many  hard things of Mr. Ryder in her book,  and she was worrying over the though!  that her father's case might be seriously prejudiced if the; identity.;of_;the  author were ever revealed, when there  came a knock at her door. It was  Eudoxia.  "Please, miss, will you come' down  to lunch?" .-  CHAPTER VIII.  WHIRLING  maelstrom of human activity and dynamic en-  v ergy���the citywhich - a bo x��. all  others is characteristic of the  genius and virility.; of the American  people���New York, with its congested  polyglot population ;and teeming millions, is assuredly one of the busiest, as  It is one of 'the most -strenuous and  most noisy places ,on; earth.- Yet. despite its.swarmirigstreete^ crowded shops, ceaselessly ; thronged Avi th  men and women eagerly hurrying here  aud there in the pursuit of business or  elusive, pleasure, all chattering. ^laugh-  .ing. shouting amid the" deafening, hiul-  tisonous roar of traffic incidental to  Gotham's daily life,"there" isPone pnrt"  of the great metropolis where .there is  no bustle, no noise, no crowd, where  the streets are empty even in daytime,  where"a passerby- is a curiosity'and a  child a phenomenon. This "deserted  village in the very heart of the big  town is the millionaires* district, the  boundaries of which are marked by  Carnegie hill on the north. Fiftieth  street on the;south, and by Fifth and  Madison avenues respectively on the  west and east. There is nothing more  mournful than the outward aspect of  these princely residences which., abandoned and empty for three-quarters of  the year, stand in stately loneliness, as  If ashamed of their isolation and utter  uselessness. Their blinds drawn, affording no 'hint of life within, enveloped the greater part of the. time in  the stillness and silence of the tomb,  they; appear to be under the spell of  some baneful curse. No merry voiced  childreu romp in their carefully, railed,  off gardens, no sounds of conversation  vt laughter come from their hermetic--  ally closed windows, not a soul goe3  in or out:.at most, at rare intervals,  does one catch a glimpse of a gorgeously arrayed servant gliding about in  ghostly fashion, supercilious and suspi-  t'iou^^aTrd==aydressing=the'chanee=vifitor=  in awed whispers as fliougb he were  the guardian of a house of affliction.  It to, indeed, like a city of the dead.  So it appeared to Jefferson as he  walked up Fifth avenue, bound for the  Ryder residence, the day following his  arrival from Kurope. Although he still  lived at his father's bouse, for at no  time had there been an open rupture,  he often slept in his studio, finding It  more convenient for his work, and  there he had gone straight from the  ship, fie felt, however, that it was his  duty to see his mother as soon as pos-  sihle; besides he was anxious to fulfill  his promise to Shirley and find what  his father could do to help Judge Rossmore. He had talked about the case  with several men the previous evening  at the club, and the general impression  seemed to be that, guilty or innocent,  the judge would be driven off the  bench.  Europe, thought Jefferson as ho  strode quickly along, pointed with envy to America's unparalleled prosperity, spoke with bated breath of her  great fortunes. Rather should they  say her gigantic robberies, her colossal  frauds! As a ' nation' we were not  proud, of our multimillionaires. How  many of them would bear "the..searchlight of investigation? Woiuldhis bw'ii  father % i How v many 'millions,- could .ono  man make by1 honest methods? America was- enjoying unprecedented .'prosperity not because of her millionaires,  but in spite of them. The United  States owed its high rank iu the family'  of nation's to the country's .vast natural  resources, its inexhaustible vitality, its  great wheatfields, the industrial and  mechanical genius of ,its people. It  was the plain American citizen who  had made the greatness of America:,  not the millionaires who, forming a  class by themsel es of unscrupulous  capitalists, had created an arrogant  oligarchy which sought rto! rule the  country by corrupting the legislatur-'  and the judiciary. The-plutocrats  these were the leeches, the sores In thc  body  oolltii..    An  oEKanlsed band  of'  robbers,  Nicy, had   succeeded  In .dominating legislation and iu souring control of every branch of the nation's industry.   ci/u.-.hiiig  mercilessly,  and   illegally all competition!  ��� ;!'  Jefferson''.turned   abruptly and   went  ;; up the wide.steps of an imposing white  : marble edifice which', took up the space  of half a city  block.    A line example  fof    French    renaissance    architecture,  ��� :.\yith  'spire..; roofs,   round   turrets   and  . mullioned     windows    dominating    the  '"neighboring . houses;.-, this . niaguificeut  _ home   of   the  plutocrat,   with   its  fur-  ;. uishing_.   and   art   treasures,   had   cost  ; .Tohu Burkett Ryder nearly .$10,000,000.  '.It  was one of the show places of llie  .towni    and    when    the    "rubberneck"  ./wagDiis   approached   the   Ryder   man-  'sion and the guides through,their meg-  ;. aphones    expatiated    in    awestrickeu  ���tones on its external and hidden beau-  f-ties,' there  was  a  general  crauing of  vertebrae    among   the    "seeing   New  Yorkers"^ to  catch  a   glimpse   of  the  abode of the richest man in the world.  Only a few privileged, ones were ever  permitted to penetrate'to the interior  of this $10,000,000  home.   ; Ryder  was  not   fond   of   company;   he   avoided  strangers and lived in continual apprehension of the : subpoena ��� server.   Not  that he feared the law, only he usually  found it inconvenient to answer questions in court under oath!   The explicit"  instructions to the servants, therefore,  were to admit no one under auy pretext whatever unless  the visitor  had  ;beeri   approved   by. -the   Hon.- Fitzroy  Bagley,   Mr.   Ryder's   aristocratic  private  secretary,"  and  to  facilitate  this  preliminary inspection there had been  installed  between the library upstairs  ;and the front door one of those ingenious electric  writing devices,  such  as  ���are.used in banks, on which a name is  hastily scribbled.^ instantly transmitted  elsewhere,  immediately answered and  the   visitor; promptly   admitted   or   as  tquickly showii. the door. \-jy,  Jefferson did not have to ring at the  paternal   portal.    The   sentinel   within  vwas at his post.  No one could approach  that door without being. seen and his  arrivarhikl appearance being signaled  jupstairs.  > But ;the   great   man's   son  headed the list of the privileged ones,  :so   without   ado   the   smartly   dressed  ������'���flunkey   opened   wide  the  doors,   and  Jefferson was under his father's roof.  ;    "is my father in?" he demanded of  tthe3man.;    _     V-'....'.. ���"������-���"  ���_   .'.'No,,sir,'.' was the respectful answer.  ."Mr! Ryder has gone out driving, but  Mr. Bagley Is upstairs."   Then after a  _ brief pause he added, "Mrs. Ryder is  :iU   tOO." '.,V...,..;^_,   :.,'.-..������.���;��� >  Jefferson went up the grand staircase  ; hung on either side with fine old portraits and rare tapestries, his feet sink-  : ing deep in the rich.,velvet carpet   On  .the first landing'was a piece of sculp-  ' tured   marble,  of; inestimable   worth,  'seen in the soft warm light that sifted  through a great pictorial/stained glass  : window. overhead,   the . subject  representing, Ajax and; Ulysses contending  for the armor of Achilles.   To the left  i of this,' at the top  of another  flight  leading to the library, was hung a flue  full   length   portrait  of  John   Burkett  Ryder.    The   ceilings  here   as  in  the  lower hall were richly gilt and adorned  "witb~paintings=by=fa____ous~modern-art--  Is.ts.   When he reached this floor Jefferson was about to turn to the right  and proceed direct to his mother's suit  when he heard a voice near the library  door.    It was   Mr.   Bagley   giving  instructions to the butler.  The Hon. Fitzroy. Bagley, a younger  son of a British peer, had Jeft his  country for his country's good, and in  order -to turn an honest, penny, which  lie had never succeeded in doing at  home, he had entered the service of  America's- foremost financier, hoping  to gather a Tew of the crumbs that fell  from the rich man's table and disguising the menial nnture of his position  under the high sounding title of private secretary. His job called for a  spy and a toady, and he filled these requirements ndmlntbly. Excepting with  his employer, of i whom he stood In  *xaven fear, his manner, was condescendingly patronizing to all with  whom he came In contact, as if he were  anxious to impress on these American  plebeians the signal honor which a  Fitzroy, son of a British peer, did  them in deigning to remain in their  "blarsted" country. In Mr. Ryder's  absence, therefore, he ran the house  to suit himself, bullying the servants  and riot infrequently issuing orders  that were contradictory to those already given by Mrs. Ryder.  Jefferson could not bear the sight of  him.;, In .fact,,..It vwasvthisv,man's continual presence^ In the house that had  ' driven him" to' seek refuge elsewhere.  He believed him to be a scoundrel as  tie certainly was, a" cad. Nor was his  estimate of the English secretary far  wrong. The man, like his master, was  a grafter, and the particular graft he  was after, now was either to make a  marriage with a rich American girl or  to so compromise her that the same eud  would be attained. He was shrewd  enough to realize that he had little  chance to get what he wanted in the  open matrimonial market, so he determined to. attempt a raid and carry off  an heiress under her father's nose, and  tth/a particular nrohooeia be bad select-  ed  was thai  of Ids employer's  rnenci.  Senator    Huberts.      The   senator - and  Miss   Roberts   were   frequently  at   the  Ryder house, and in course of time the  aristocratic   secretary   and   the  daughter   had    become   quite   intimate       A  flighty  girl,  with   no  other  purpose  in  life beyond dress and amusement and  having what she termed "a good time."  Kate  thought   it  excellent  pa-itiiue  to  flirt   with   Mr.   Bagley," and   when   she  discovered   that lie was serious in  his  attentions she felt flattered rather than  indignant.     Alter  all,   she  argued,   he  was of noble birth.    If his two broth  ers died, he would be peer of England  and she had  enough money  for  both  He  might   not   make  a   bad   husband  But she was careful to keep her own  counsel   and   not   let   her  father   have  any  suspicion of what was going on  She ���knew-,that .his'heart; was. set on  her marrying Jefferson Ryder, and silo  knew better than any one how impossible that dream was.f She herself liked  Jefferson  quite enough to marry  him.  but if his eyes were turned in another  direction���and she knew all about hi:  attentions to  Miss Rossmore���she 'w-a;-  not going to break her heart about It  So she continued to flirt secretly  wit';  the Hon. Fitzroy while she -still led the  Ryders  and   her  owu   father  to  think  that she was interested in Jefferson.  "Jorkins." Mr. Bagley was saving to  the butler. "Mr. Ryder will occupy f.ie  library on his return. See that he i'  not disturbed."  "Very good, sir." The butler bowed  and went downstairs. The seeretar;  looked up and saw Jefferson. His late  reddened, and his manner grew nervous.  "Hello!     Back'1 rom   liurone.   .k <   "  son?   ITow jolly!    Your motile'- " .'  delighted.   She's in her room v\.- .���������  Declining to take the hint and ���: ���  ering from Barley's embarrassed ���.->   "  ner thai he wanted to get rid ef hi  Jefferson   lingered   purposely.     YV'ie\  the butler had disappeared, he said:  "This   house   is   getting   more   ������'���;  more like a barracks every day.   Y<:r"  got men all over the place.    One _���:���!.  move a step without falling over o:.e  Mr.  Bagley  drew himself  up" sti.'.'.  as he always did   when assuming ;:���  air of authority.-  "Your father's  personality  de:nai:  the   utmost   precaution,"    he   replio  "We cannot leave the life of the ric'-  est and most powerful fnaiv ior in tli.  world at the mercy of the l :!.b!c."  "What rabble?" inqui.ed .leffe.-.-o::  amused.  "The common rubble, the lower c!:is  the riff-raff." explained Mr. liag'e"  "Pshaw!" laughed Jefferson. "Ifo::  financiers were only half as respect:!  ble as the common rabble, as you <���:;:  them, they would need no bars to t'ie"  houses."  Mr. Bagley sneered and shmgg:>d h  shoulders.  -   (To be Continued)  The steamer "Princess B.X."  was launched at Soda Creek, last  week, and will ply between that  point and Fort George.  NOTICE  Season 1910  Imported pure  bred Clydesdale  ' Stallion  BARON   nFPRV  J_L__fA. ^ J  No. 9491 in Canadian National  Records, and 14580 in Clydesdale  Horse Society of Great Britain  and Ireland. Sired by Barons  Pride, Dam Gitana by Hiawatha, will serve limited number of broken mares at Quinsharden ranch, Dot, B. C, and  at points between Quinsharden  ranch.. and Merritt during .the  season.  See posters for further particulars as to dates etc.  Imported   pure   bred   Hackney  Pony Stallion  Harriestoun  Meteor  No. 10892 Hackney Horse Society  of Great Britain and Ireland.  Foalded in 1907, sired by Johnie  Cope outof Little Pollie Perkins  by Sir Waldie, will serve a limited number of broken mares at  Quinsharden ranch, Dot, B. C,  during this season.   -  * Mares must not exceed 141-2  hands in height. (  Harriestoun Meteor was the  winner of first in Junior Stallion  closs and in the Pony Champion  class at the recent Horse Show  in Vancouver.  Terms  $20.00  for the Season.  . H. ABBOTT,  Owner.  Nicola Valley  Dealers in Prime Beef, Mutton, Lamb, Veal, Pork and,  Sausage, Poultry, Ham and Bacon. 'Fresh Fish}.always' pnj;'  hand.     Orders receive prompt attention.    Cattle bought  and sold by the carload.  Eastwood  Manager  OLDEST FRUIT FARM IN  -BRITISH COLUMBIA-  I was the first man in the "province to experiment  in the line of fruit growing and my success   '.  is too well known to call for comment  Hundreds of tons of fruit are, .shipped from my  orchards every year and the big demand  tells of, the satisfaction that the  fruit gives.  PEACHES,     PEARS,     APPLES,    CHERRIES  PLUMS, and all lines of fruit sold in     Ik or small  shipments.  Get Your Order in Early.  THOMAS G. EARLE  LYTTON, B. C.  ��  '  i   ;  ining and Farming  LAND  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.  0. R. BATES  Aspen Grove  Vancouver, B.C  J�� D��  JEWELER and OPTICIAN  I carry a stock of jewellery valued at $15,000 and can satisfy you  in any line. Every article guaranteed. .-..,���..  Let me do your repair work and it will be done right.;.,  Special treatment for the eyes. ���.;   .!.  In the optical line I make a specialty of treating the.eyes and fit-.^;-  ting them perfectly, j  Headquarters  Vancouver, B.C.  Mission City, B.C.  Nicola's Popular Hostelry    .  DRIARD HOTEL  Splendid accomodation for tourists and travellers  Excellent Cuisine       Hot and Cold Water Baths  Rates are reasonable    Fine Hunting and Fishing  Guides always at hand       1  Stanley Kirby, Pr��prietor  Nicola.Lake .*.      ��� British Columbia  ol  ���si Friday, June 3, 1910  THE-NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  .._; ��� -      ���     LAND ACT  .Kamloops-Divisiorrof Yale Land  District. District of Nicola.,  ���Take notice that Thomas Henry.  'Jones;. 6f Douglas Lake, occupation rancher; intends to apply  for permission to, purchase the  following described lands:    ..,'  Commencing at a post planted  at the S. W. Corner of the Fish'  Lake; Indian Reserve,������-. thence-  North 50 chains, thence West.7.  chains, thence North 30 chains,  thence West 73 chains, thence  South .72 /chains,���__..thence East 64  chains,- thence/ South? 8 chains,  thence East 16 chains to point  of commencement. Containing  560 acz*es more or less.  Thomas Henry Jones  Dated May 17th,. 1910.      .23 .  Commencing at a post planted  at the . South * "West corner of  Duncan Macphail's application  of the same .date, thence West  oTie mile, thence South one mile,  thence East one mile, thence  North one mile to point of commencement.  Donald Macphail  Per Duncan Macphail, Agent  Dated April 22, 1910.    23  West 40 chains, thence North 40  chains, thence East .40 chains to  point of commencement, and  containing 160 acres more or  less. ' .....-,-,.,.;; ���.;'.,:,;,,,..,,. '"..!' :  Charles''James Stewart  R. G. Stanley; Anthony, Agent  Date May 17r 1910.-/  land act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District. District of Nicola. '  Take notice that James Chopin  Morgan of' Toronto, occupation  educationist, intends to apply for  permission to .spuirchase the following described lands :.  Commencing at aj post planted  40| chains South of the Northwest corner of Lot 1759, thence  80|chains South, thence 40 chains  West, thence -80 chains North,  thence 40 chains East to point of  commencement.  James Chopin Morgan  - - Per A. W. McVittie, Agent.  Dated April 29th, 1910.  ;.'���';_"'���:,.;'"',���'���;      'Land Act ���.'     ;v :-;::^r.  ���Kamloops.Division-of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Takehotice that Duncan Macphail of -Nicola^ occupation- rancher, 'intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:       Commencing at a post planted  about four and a half miles due  east of the east shore of Mis-  sezoula Lake at about half a miie  from /the j South.-end;; thence  Noi'th one mile, thence East one  mile, ' thence South one mile,  thence West one mile to point of  commencement.  ���   Duncan Macphail  Dated April 22,-1910.    23  ', land act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District."  District of Nicola.  Take   notice _that. Margaret I North one mile to point" of  Leslie of'Prescott, Ont., occupa-  . ,tion widow, intends to apply for  the fol-  permission to purchase  lowing described lands :       -    .-  Commencing at a post planted  about 10 chains/East of the North  East corner of Lot 1752, thence  North one mile, thence East half  a mile, thence South one mile,  thence West half a mile to point  of commencement.  /."/.]        Margaret Leslie  Per A. W. McVittie, Agent  Dated/April 25th; 1910.    23  (LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District/District of Nicola.  Take notice that Hilda King of  : Montreal, occupation spinster,  intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following, described lands:  Commencing at a post planted  at a point in the East boundary  of Lot 1763, directly West of the  north boundary of Lot 842,  thence North one mile,.thence  East oriel mile, thence South one  mile, thence West one mile to  point of commencement.  ."������'     ....   Hild King  Per A. W. McVittie, Agent.  Dated April 24th, 1910.    23  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that William Munro  of Nicola, occupation miner; intends'to apply for permission to  purchase the following described  lands:   Commencing- at- a   post  planted at-the South West corner  J of Duncan Macphail's application  of the same date,, thence East  one mile, thence South one mile,  thence   West   one  mile, thence  com  mencement.  .   ,.    .   William Munro  Dated April 22, 1910.'   23  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  .-   District.; District of Nicola./  Take   notice- that   Laura"   R.  Marshall of Vancouver, occupation  spinster,   intends  to apply  for permission  to purchase "the  following-described lands:   Commencing at a post planted at the  South East corner of ' .pre-emp-  tion|No.i844 Cain Valley, thence  running South 40 chains,  thence  West 40 chains, thence North 40  chains, thence East/40 chains to;  point - of   commencement,    arid  containing 160 acres more or lessv-  Laura R. Marshall  R. G. Stanley Anthonys/Agent  Date May 21, 1910. .....y  TAKE NOTICE, that E. B. Tin��ley. Otter  1 Valley, occupation road foreman, intends, to  apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands for  permission to purchase thc following land: : Commencing at a post planted at tho N. E. corner of  Lot 1778, Otter Valley, thence North 80 chains,  thence East 80 chaiu___. thence South 80 chains,  thence West 80 chains to point of commencement.  Containing 640 acres.  ���--'���; .Edgar Bliss Tingley, locator.  Dated 29th April, 1910.       .       14-22  "TAKE NOTICE that Thomas Niven, of Vari-  ' couver, occupation engineer, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the following,  land. Commencing at a post planted at the N. E.  corner of Lot 1778, Otter -Valley, thence South 80  chains, thence East 80 chains, thence North 80  chains, thence West 80* caains to point of commencement.    Containintr filO acres.  Thomas Niven, Applicant.  Per E. B. TlNGI.KY, Ai^nt.  Dated 29th April, 1910. 14-22  intends .60. days, after date .to apply for  permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencing at the post at the south  eas.t;c6n_"er 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  County Court of Westminster  Land Aet     '  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District. District of Nicola.  Take notice that Mary V. Munro  of Nicola, occupation married  .woman,- interids-to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands: Commencing at a post planted at the South  West corner of .the application of  Donald Macphail.. of the same  date, thence .-North one .mile,  .thence -West ..one* mile.vthence  South one mile, 'thence East one  mile to point of commencement.  ' ,- Mary V.-Munro  ��� Per William"Munro, Agent  Dated April 22,-'1910.' 23 ���  LAND'  CT. ;;-  :\. v.^^  Nicola   Land   District.        District :pf  Kamloops, Division of Yale. ;      ..  TAKE NOTICE that Flora M.;Evan's  of Vancouver, B.C., occupation merchant, intends to apply for 'permission  to purchase the following described  lands:���    .  Commencing at' a post planted one  mile east and a half mile north of the  north-east corner of Lot 1,484 ; thence  one mile east, half mile south, half a  mile-west? half a mile south, half a mile  west and one mile north to place1" of  beginning. *   * -  FLORA M. EVANS.    -- '  Per A. W. McVittie.  April 21st, 1910       14-22 Agent  TAKE Notice,'thai"It, Lennox Clark, of Van-  ' couver, occupation broker, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following, land:  Commencing at a post planted 80 chains north of  the north east corner of Lot 177S, Otter Valley,  thence north SO chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence west SO chains to  point of commencement.    Containing 640 acres.  Robert. Lennox Clark, Applicant.  i E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated 29th April, 1910. 14-22  TAKE Notice,' that John Ronald, of Vancouver,  * intends to apply for permission to ourcha.se  the-following described land;: Commencing at a  post planted 160 chains north of the N. E. corner  of Lot 1778. Otter Valley, thence north 80 chains,  thence eost 80 chains, thence south 80 chajns.  thence west80 chains to point of commencement.  Containing640.acre3.; .<, ;. '������:'���  John Ronald, Applicant.  ���_.-,''    _���.   ���. E. B. Tingley, Agent.  :    Dated, April 29th*; 1910. 14-22  TAKE Notice, that Joan Grahan, of Greenwood,'  '��� '.occupation wife of Angus'Graham, rancher,  intends to apply for permission to 'purchase the  following land: Commencing at a post planted 80  chains east of the N.E. corner of Lot 1778. running south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains to point of  commencement.    Consaining G40 acres.  Joan Graham, Applicant.  E. B. Tingley, Agent,  Dated 29th April, 1910. ,14-22  LAND ACT.  Nicola Land District.    Kamloops  Div-  ������' ision of Yale.  TAKE NOTICE that Katherine Kirby of Nicola, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described lands :  Commencing at a post planted at the  south east corner of Lot 1484 ; thence  north one mile, east .one mile, south  half a mile,' west half a mile, "south  half a mile and west half a mile to  place of beginning.  KATHERINE KIRBY  Per A. W. McVittie,  April 21st, 1910       14-22 Agent.  Land Act Notice  Take Notice that Daniel Murray' of Oakland,  :California.'Occupation.Honse-builder, intends to  make, application to purchase the following described land: Commencing -at a*post planted at  theN. E. Corner of Lot I.'_4G, thenee running 80  chains East, thence 80 chains South, thence 80  chains West, thence SO chains North to point of  commencement, containing 640 acres,  Dated April 19th.'1910.  , ..Daniel.Murray, applicant  J. F. Murray agent.  EDUCATION  L Education Office,  Victoria, B. C. May 10th, 1910  WHEREAS the Council of Public Instruction is  empowered, under tho "Public Schools Act,  1905," to create school districts in addition to those  already in existence, and to define boundaries  therefor: also from time to time to alter and redefine the boundaries of existing school districts  and to'prescribe limits for assisted schools ; It is  hereby notified that it has pleased the Honourable  the Council to alter and redefine the boundaries of  the following school districts .���  Lower Nicola���Commencing at the south-east  corner of Township 90, Kamloops Division of Yale  District : thence due north to the southern boundary line of Taik Indian Reserve; thence southerly, easterly and northerly following the southern  and eastern boundary lines of said reserve to the  northern boundary line of Township 92; thence  due west to.the eastern boundary, line of the Railway Belt: thence in a southerly direction, following the easterly boundary line of. said Railway-  Belt to the point where it intersects the northern  boundary line of Township 90, Kamloops Division  of Yale district ; thence due west to the northwest corner of said township; thence due south  to the south-west corner of said township ; and  thence due east to the point of commencement.  ��� Merritt���Ucmmeneing at the south-west corner  of Section I, Township 91, Kamloops Division of  Yale District: thence due north six ' miles to the  northern boundary line of said township ; thence  due west to that point in thc northern boundary  line of Section 32, Township 91, where it intersects  the eastern bonndary line of the Taik Indian  Reserve ; thence southerly, northerly and westerly.following the eastern and southern boundary  lines of said reserve to the western boundary line  of Township91 to she south-west corner of said  township; thence due east five miles to the point  of cpmmencement        '  Alexander Robinson,  Superintendent of Education.  NOTICE is hereby given that  a sitting of the County Court of  Westminster will be held at  Yale on  Thursday, June 20th, 1910  at two o'clock in the afternoon.  WILLIAM DODD,  Registrar.  Yale, June 1st, 1910.  McVittie & Cokely  Dominion and Provincial  Land Surveyors ���  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Ethel M.> King  of Montreal, occupation artist,  intends to apply for permission  to purchase the-following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted  at the intersection of the South  boundary of "Lot" 1765 with the"  _East^__b_o_un_dary___of Lot_1310,_  thence South 30 chains more or  less to the South East corner of  Lot 1310, thence West 20 chains  'to the^NortKy East "corner 'of -Lot  841, thence South 40 chains to the  * South2 East? corner; of^Eot" 841?  thence West 40 chains rn.ore or  less to the East boundary of "Lot  915, thence South 10'chains more"  or less to the North boundary of  Lot 1752, -thence East 80 chains,  thence North 80 chains more or  less to the South boundary of  Lot 1795, thence West 20 chains  more or less to point of com-  mencament.  ��� ��� .;       Ethel M. King  Per A.lW?.McVittie,; Agent.  Dated April 24th��� 1910.*   23 i  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District. - District of Nicola.  Take notice* that -Belle ��� Macphail of. Nicola, occupation married, woman,. intends to apply, for  permission to purchase the following   described .lands:   Commencing at a post planted at the  South   West  corner   of Donald  Macphail's   application   of   the  same date, thence East one mile,  thence  South  one mile,   thence  West one mile, thence North one  mile > to. point of commencement.  Belle Macphail  Per Duncan Macphail, Agent  Dated April 22, 1910.    23  :; Land-act.  Nicola "Land ' District.        District   of  Kamloops, Division of Yale.  TAKE NOTICE that Stanley Kirby  of Nicola, occupation Hotel Keeper/.in-,  tends to apply for -permission to .' pur-,  chase the following  described   lands:���  Commencing at , a post planted 20  chains north of the south-west corner  of Lot 1484; thence one mile west, one  mile south, one mile east, one mile  north to place of beginning.' " '  STANLEY KIRBY,  Per A. iW. McVittie,  April 21st, 1910.        14-22 Agent.  Land Act.Notice.  Nicola District, Kamloops Division  of Yale.  Take notice that I Charles Leonard  Flick, occupation merchant, intends to  apply for permission to purchase ���< the  following described lands:  Commencing " at a ".post planted beside the Indian Reserve post which  marks the limit of ;the eastern jog  from the Northwest' corner post of  Naik Indian : Reserve, ' thence North  twenty chains; thence West'20 chains;  thence South 20 chains; thence East  2u chains to point of commencement.  Charles Leonard Flick.  Locator.  Dated April 6, 1910. 8-16,  DEPARTMENT OF LANDS  NICOLiV   DISTRICT.  JWOT1CE is hei ecy given that theundermention-  "    ed tracts of land, situate in  the above-mention District, have been surveyed, and  that plans  of the same can  be seen at the Departmenr of  Lands, Victoria, and at the office of the Government Agrent, Kamloops:���  Lot 1,858.���Llewellyn Thompson,  Pre-emption,  Record No. 372, dated May 23rd, 1909.  Lot 1,859.���< larance Woodward,   Pre-emption,  Record  N��. 525,  dated  April 27th,  1902,  Persons havinpr adverse claims to auy of the  above mentioned  pre-emptions must   furnish   a  statement of the same to the Commissioner within  60 days from the date of this notice.  E. B. MCKAY,  Suveyor-General.  Department of Lands.  Victoria, B.C., March 31st: 19_.0.  Irrigation   Work  a  Specialty.  Office over Bank of Montreal.  Merritt, B. C.  A. W. McVITTIE  D.I..S.. B.C.L.S.  L. S. COKELY  D.L.S., B.C.L.S.  LAND ACT       '"    <  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Constance  Hutchison of Victoria, occupation  married woman, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the  following described lands: .,  Commencing at a post planted  at the North East corner of Lot  1752, "thence 'South one" mile,'  thence East half a mile, thence  "North one mile, thence West half  a mile to point of" commencement.     ���','���'.  Constance , Hutchison  Per A.tW. -McVittie,-Agent  Dated April 25thT 1910;  .23  ' *,.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District. District of Nicola.  Take notice that Allister Black  Fletcher-of~Nicola: occupation"  law student, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following .^described . .lands:. Corn-  men ci right a past* plan ted at' the  South ;West^  Macphail's' application of vthe  same date, thence North one  mile*- thence. West one mile,  thence South one mile, thence  East one mile to point of commencement. ;  Allister^ Black Fletcher  i; Per Duncan Macphail, Agents  vc_Datedi;ApriK22, 1910.^23        :,  LAND ACT.-  Nicola   Land   District.     "District   of  Kamloops, Division of Yale.  TAKE NOTICE that Samuel L.  Boyd of Prescott, Ont., occupation  Gentleman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:���   ��� --.,���.'  Commencing at a post planted 180  ���chains west and 140 chains south of the  south-west corner of Lot 1484; thence  north one mile,': east one mile, south  one mile, and west one mile to place of  beginning.  SAMUEL L. BOYD,  Per A. W. McVittie,  April 21st, 1910.        14-22 Agent  '.'. Land Act Notice  - Take notice that Angus Graham of Greenwood,  occupation'Rancher, intends to-make application  to purchase the following described land:;Com-  mencinfr at a post planted 80 chains East of the  N. E. Corner of. Lot 1346, thence running, East-80  chains, thence South 80 chains, thence West 80  chains, thence North SO chains to point of commencement, containing 640 aicres.  Dated April 19th, 1910.  v Angus Graham applicant,  J: F. Murray agent.  Spences Bridge  Junction point with C. P. R.  mainline and'Nicola branch.  Good hotel accomodotion. ^  Porter meets all trains.  Guests   receive  best of attention.  the   very'  County: Court  Notice is hereby given that county  court will be; held in the court house at  Nicola, on Wednesday, June 15th.  W. N. Rolfe, Registrar!  Nicola,: May 13.  Land Act Notice  NICOLA AND KAMLOOPS LAND DISTRICT.  District of,Yale.  Take notice that Joseph ' Logan Thompson of  Vancouver, occupation, farmer, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the southwest corner of Lot 751, about two miles south of  Samette Lake, thence 80 chains North, thence 40  chains West, thence 80 chains South, thence 40  ;chains ' East, to point of .commencement, and  containing 320 acres more or less.  JOSEPH LOGAN THOMPSON.  Frank Bailey, Agent.  Dated March 16th. 1910.     '  ' Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District. District of Nicola.  . Take notice_that Donald Macphail of Nicola, occupation farmer, intends-to apply for permission to purchase! the following described lands: '. ib  '  Land Act  Kamloops,Division of Yale Land  * District;  -District of Nicola^  ��� '.Take notice that David P.Ter-  rill of Middlesboro," ' .occupation  gentleman;-*intends to .apply for  permission to "purchase the following described lands: Commencing at a post planted at the  South West corner of William  Munro's application of the same  date, ^Jhence,^ East.'. one ^ mile,  i.hence'^Soutii Sorie^ mileX thence  West one.;mjle, 'thence North one  mileto point* of commencement.  ;   - ���   r David P. Terrill  Per Duncan Macphail, Agent  -  Dated ^April-22> 1910. - -;  '.y.7 7, ���������.-���.��. .Lai>d..-/,<*-*.' ��� 'y...-' '��� -:���  Kamloops Division of Yale^Land  District*:' 'District 6f Nicola.  Take,- notice that Charles James  Stewart,6fyanc6u.yer,;pfecupation''  salesman,"intends to .apply for  permission to purchase the following described lands: Commencing at a post planted about  one mile South of pre-emption  757. Upper Coldwater, thence  running South 40 chains, thence  ���~"     ~     LAND ACT.      '  Nicola   Land   District.        District   of  Kamloops, Division of Yale.  ..Take.Notice that Nancy Hutchinson  of Prescott, Ont., ''occupation"Widow,  intends, to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands :���  Commencing at a post pianted 180  chains west and 140 cnains south of the  south-west corner.of..Lot 1484; thence  south one mile, east one miie, north  one mile and west one mile to place of  beginning.  Nancy Hutchinson  ,-    i Per A. W. McVittie,  April 21st, 1910.   .    14-22 , Agent.  Land Act Notice  Nicola-Kamloops Land District.  Yale District.  Take notice that I, A. W. Strickland, of Nicola,  B. C'occupation bank manaper, intends to ap ply  for.permission to purchase the following described  lands :  _ J-_ommencinfi-.;_ta postplanted_40-chains.north of.  the' northwest corner of Lot 573, thence 40 chain's  north, thence 40 chains east, thence 40 chains  south and thence 40 chains west to point of commencement.       - -      : '  A. Wr STRICKLAND. Applicant.  Stanley Kirby, Asrent.  VPated Aprilll^v 1910.^;iv.^10-18.;ste:.?.;:.'; '���' .���  TttX NOTICE  Nicola Assessment. District  Notice is hereby given, in accordance  with the Statutes, that ProvincialRev-  enue Tax, and'all assessed . taxes and  Income Tax assessed and levied under  the ''Assessment Act" and amendments  thereto, are due and payable for the  year 1910.  All taxes collectable for the Nicol  Assessment District are due and pay  able at the Government Office at Nicola.  This notice in terms of Law, is equivalent to a personal by me upon air 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 Land District.  Yale,  Kamloops Division of  B.C.  . LAND ACT. ���--        ;.;"'v��l  Nicola    Land   District.        District   of  Kamloops, Division of Yale.  'Take Notice that Charlotte;Boyd of  Prescott, Ont., occupation Married woman, -intends to apply for'permission to  purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a ;post planted 180  chains'west and 220 cnains south of the  north west corner of lot 1484; thence  west one mile, south one mile, east one  mile and north one mile to place of beginning. |  ���    Charlotte Boyd,  Per A. W. McVittie,  April 21st, 1910.        14-22 Agent  Take-notice-that'Frances Ebbs Canavan of  Victoria, B. C, occupation, married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands: J.  Commencin_r at a-post planted at the Southwest corner of Lot.689.near Beaver" or Moore  Creek, thence runninpr Westerly 20 chains, thence  Northerly 80 chains, .thence Easterly 20 chains,  thence Southerly 80 chains to point of ben-inning-,  containinpr 160 acres more or less.   ���        ,  *       -���'���'���'    FRANCES EBBS CANAVAN.  Dated April 14th, 1910.       14-22  PUBLIC NOTICE  A.    ClemeS,.   Proprietor  Quilchena  Hotel  Quilchena, BlC  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  With a view teethe better pre-  Land Act Notice  Kamloops Diyision of  B. C.  ���._; :_������ v.:,;.,..:..i^nd::.ct.., .:....,.,.-���,,,,:.:_,,..  Nicola   Land   District;       District   of  Kamloops, Division of Yale.  Take NoTiCEthat.EdwardMorgan.of  Toronto, occupation Doctor of Medicine  intends to apply for permission to purchase, the following described lands: .._������-\  ��� Commencing at a postiplanted at'ithe  south east corner of Lot 1192; ��thence  west 80 chains/thence south 40 chains,  thence east 4(t; chains, rthence- south 40  chains; thence east 20 -chains more or  less to the west boundary of Lot 1778,  thence, north 60 chains, more or less; to  the north west corner of Lot ��1778;  thence east 20 chains, thence north >20  chains to the point of beginning.  -   ��� ���  ���-    Edward Morgan     ���  Per A. W. McVittie,  Agent.  April 28th, 1910. , 14-22  Nicola Land District.  Yale,  Take notice that Harold W. Ebbs Canavan of  Victoria. B. C, occupation consulting engineer,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands: 5  Commencinjr at a post planted Jat the Southwest corner of lot 354 of the Moore^ estate situate  in the Nicola Land District, Kamloops Division  of Yale, B. C, and running Westerly 20 chains,  thence Northerly 20 chains, thence Easterly 20  chains, thence Southerly 20 chains to point of  beginning, containing 40 acres more or less. :  HAROLD-W. EBBS CANAVAN.  Dated Aprill4th. 1910 14-22  ,:_.���.,;,...;..*L^Pi;ACT-;NOTICE  ���  KAMLOOPS DIVISION - NICOLA DISTRICT.  ��� District of Yale. v  Take notice that Edith Mabel Anthony of Canford; B; C���"occupation married woman, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the fqlloiyinfc  described lands : - ;.  . ���. J     !������.'{ v.  Commencing at a post, pjapted about.- one .mile  NoHh'bf L'Q.t 1639, thence vuhninR-East 40 chains:  thencei North 80' chains: thence West 40 chains:  thence South 80 chains to point of commencement  nnd containing 320 acres more or loss  EDITH MABEL ANTHONY.  R. G. Stanley Anthony, Agent.  Dated April 9th, 1910. 9-17, v-  ' x Land Act Notice  KAMLOOPS  DIVISION LAND  DISTRICT.  DISTRICT OF YALE  Take notice that I, Thomas��As'Plynn  of, Merritt,  B.C.,  occupation farmer,  sei'vation of the Public Highways  the attention of the public is hereby directed to the provisions of  THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT AMEND  MENT ACT " which enacts as  follows:- ���! '-'���  "It shall be unlawful for any  person to cause to be drawn or  driven on any of the public highways of that _ portion of the Province of British Columbia situate  east of the Cascade range of  Mountains, any wagon or other  vehicle carrying a load in excess  of that mentioned in Schedule  'A' hereunto annexed  SCHEDULE A  Wagons and 4 wheeled vehicles  shall not carry a load in excerr of  the following:- '-,'..  On tires under 2 inches..2000lbs.  On tires 3 inches.in width and  under four inches ... 3000 lbs.  On tires 4 inches in width and  under 5 inches . :'.'. 6000 lbs.  On tires 5 inches in width  and over. . 6000 lbs and over  AND NOTICE is hereby given  that the Act' in every inspect  must be strictly complied with.  .Any person guilty of an offence  against this Act shall upon summary conviction thereof before a  Justice of the Peace be liable to  a penalty not, exceeding Fifty  Dollars. C  W. N. Rolfe  Government Agent  Nicola, April lst'1910.  All changes for advertisements ap  pearing in'tho Nicola Valley News,  imust bo in the hands of.the print  ers no later titan Wednesday night  No guarantee can otherwise be given  that the changes will be made.  NICOLA  call at the  Commercial  Hotel  for  a good  square meal.    Best  accomodation and comfort  of  Rate *l.50 per day  Kamloops'  Big Store.. .  In all .departments we excel  and   our  stock is complete  and well assorted.  Dry Goods and Clothing  Agents for 20 Century Suits  L. T. Blair  Kamloops, British Columbia  LAND ACT  TAKE NOTICE, thnt David Beath. of Vancouver, occupation broker, intends to apply  for pemission to purchase tho following described land:  Commencing: at n post planted SO chains East of  the N. E. Corner of Lot 1778, Otter Valley, running: North 80 chains, thence East 80 chainB.  thence South 80 ohains, thence West 80 chains to  point of commencement.   Containing 640 acres.  David Bbatii, Apolicant.  Per E. B. Tingley, Agent,  Dated 29th April, 1910. 14-23  ?_^^__w__������^*.'J,-,'  &aa^a*-*��5sa*at-^^ THE * NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  FrIdA^, June 3, 1910  What Our Correspondents  Have to Say  QUILCHENA  Mrs. Hill, for some time associated with the . Quilchena hotel  has gone to Vancouver to live.  She will be greatly missed in this  community.  Work on the lands of the B.  C. Horticultural Estates Ltd. is  going along well. It is expected  that one thousand acres will be  planted out in fruit this year.  ��� The government gangs will be  here some time next week to  complete the contract of building  the road around the foot of Gilmore hill.  Mosquitoes are very plentiful  in this neighborhood at present  but they have been here before.  Some of the cattle throughout  this district are afflicted with  blackleg and determined efforts  are being put forth to stamp out  the disease. All the calves are  .being vaccinated as well.  F. W. Crowder is promoting a  large number of improvements  on his land. Fencing and clearing have been carried out on an  extensive scale.  OUR NEW CAR  SAVONA  The Victoria day celebration  here was a great success and  there was a lai'ge attendance,  special trains bringing the people  from Ashcroft, Pennie's and  Kamloops while there was also  an excursion from Kamloops by  steamer. The only thing to mar  the day's festivities was the late  arrival of the Ashcroft train  which considerably delayed the  events.  Kamloops had a lucky streak,  winning the' football match from  Ashcroft and the baseball game  .from Savona. Mr. Loring of  Ashcroft was one of the principal winners in the horse races.  In the 100 yards foot race R. F.  Leighton was first, Matthew  Murray of Kamloops being  second while in the 220 yards the  positions were reversed. A  dance in the town hall brought  the day's proceedings to a close.  W. Salsbury who was a visitor  to Savona has returned to Vancouver.  An Indian .was arrested by  Constable Jago after the sports  on a charge of drunkeness. He  was sent to gaol for a month by  the local justices. .  Wilfred Ferguson was a visitor  to Kamloops last week.  F. and W. Wright were in town  from Eight Mile Creek last week.  W. Quinville and Francis La  France of Mammette Lake were  visitors to town for the sports  last week.  Editor Dancey is the Proud Possessor of  a 1910 Model Reo.  R. C. Thomas, representing  the Vancouver Auto and Cycle  Co., the largest automobile firm-  in British Columbia, reached  Merritt Wednesday night with  one of the 1910 Reo cars for S.  N. Dancey, editor of the Nicola  Valley News.  The company which Mr. Thomas represents is the distributing  agency for British Columbia for  the Oldsmobile, Reo, Ford and  White cars, four of the most  prominent and successful products on the market. .  Mr. Dancey has accepted the  sub agency for the company for  Nicola valley and Princeton and  proposes to promote the sale of  the cars through this district as  conditions will permit.  The Reo car which Mr. Thomas  brought with him is a fine specimen of the best workmanship as  represented in a moderate priced  car. It-has 30 horse power, is  light in weight, attractive in design and appearance and should  be a good seller for the local  field. In the other lines that will  be handled the well known character of the Olds, White and Ford  should be sufficient inducement  to a man who is contemplating  the purchase of the latest, approved form of. transportation.  There is no part of British Columbia that offers better conditions for motoring than does  the Nicola valley. - Good roads,  long distances and other tributary  conditions make it almost imperative that the business man as  well as the rancher should have a  quick and safe means of getting  around the district.  Presbyterian Church���Rev.  W. J. Kidd���Services- Sunday  June 5th. Merritt 3 p. m. Middlesboro 7:30. p. m.  BORN���To Mr. and Mrs. A.  S. Howes on the 2nd inst, a  daughter.  Mrs. G. Stephenson is quite  seriously ill at her home on  Nicola Ave = =   ASPEN GROVE  A party comprising G. R. Bates  and A. W. Strickland  came out  to Aspen Grove today in  Howse ^th twenty ch^^thence west  twenty chains, thence south forty  Land Act  Nicola   Division   of    Kamloops  Land District  District of Yale  Take notice that Philip DuMou-  lin of Kelowna, B.C., occupation  Bank Manager, intends to apply  for permission to purchase  the  following described land.     Commencing at a post planted on the  north side of Chain lake,   thence  automobile  A. W. McVittie was through  this district this week looking  over some land. He was in  charge of E. Todd.  Hugh D. Lumsden, engineer  for the Kettley Valley railway  came into Aspen Grove Tuesday  night with a pack train having  come overland from Penticton.  He made a few local surveys and  left with Graham Gray for  Merritt.  Hiram Roberts, son of A. Roberts, sustained a fracture of the  left leg below the knee and is  now under the care of Dr. Mac-  Phail. Roberts was working in  a tunnel; at Mazulla lake when  rock fell and crushed him.  There is still considerable  water in Otter canyon and traffic  is seriously hampered.  Graham Gray, proprietor of  the local hotel reports considerable traffic through this district.  Many new settlers are coming in.,  chains, thence east to the, shore  of Chain lake, thence easterly  along the north shore of Chain  lake to point of commencement  and containing eighty acres.  Philip DuMoulin,  David Barnes, Agent.  May 9th, 1910.  Land Act  Nicola Division of Kamloops  Land District  District of Yale  Take notice that Frank William  Fraser of Kelowna, B.C., occupation Cannery Manager, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the following described  land. Commencing at a post  planted on the north shore of  Chain lake and running north  forty chains, thence east eighty  chains, thence south twenty  chains, thence west five chains  more or less to the shore of Chain  lake, thence westerly along the  north shore of Chain lake eighty  chains moi'e or less to the point  ,of commencement, and contain-  injg 160 acres more or less.  Frank William Fraser.  May 9th, 1910.  Diamond Vale Supply Co.  Merritt, B. C.  Diamond Vale1 Supply Co  Merritt, B. C.  The Large Increase in Our Business Shows That People  'eciate Good Things, New Goods Always on the Way  Ladies' and  Children's  Boots and Shoes  This week we offer  10 Per Cent  discount  on all Boots' and Shoes sold for  cash. Don't overlook this chance  to save money.  We have the most complete stock of staple  and fancy  Groceries  in the valley.  Our  prices  are  like the goods,  the best to be had.  GENTLEMEN  for a real nobby  and up-to date  Call and see us and you will be  convinced   that   our   made   to  *    order suits are the best.    .  The Diamond Vale  Si  "f"i ���', ;- '.  .  Co., Ltd.  Merritt, B. C.  __m_B_BB3__ffiiiiypniwiiii_iiiiii nmm  Nicola Valley  and Coke Coy?  Ltd.  MINERS AND SHIPPERS OP  NICOLA VALLEY COAL  The Premier Coai of British Columbia^  Agencies at  Vancouver,   Kamloops,    Vernon  Kelowna, Revelstoke, and Nelson  Head Office: VANCOUVER, B.C.  Mines: MIDDLESBORO, B.C.  J  5   u  four roomed house with lot 118 feet frontage and  385 feet deep in central locality. Cash $1300 and  $1400 on terms in three payments.  A number of good buys in city and ranch properties.  THE NICOLA VALLEY INVESTMENT AND LAND  COMPANY, LIMITED  A. L. DINGEE.        -        -    s   -        -        - Secretary-Treasurer  ��� r^V


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