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 Vol. 1, No   20  MERRITT, B.C. JULY 1, 1910  Price 5 Cents  be i  in  one  erritt  Jim Hill Will Run a Branch  Down the Coldwater River  Must Reach the Coal Fields  of Nicola by That  Route  Victoria, June 29��� (Special to  -The News)���Jim Hill and the V.  .V...& .E. will be in Merritt within twelve months. That is almost a certainty. It is understood on the best of authority  that the railway magnate has  made up his mind to get in touch  with the coal fields of Nicola and  run a spur from a junctional  point at the head of the Cold-  water.  Over two thousand men are  now at work in the vicinity of  Tulameen pushing construction  of the road across the Hope  mountains. They are making  splendid progress and the V. V.  & E. will be in operation into  Vancouver before many months  have passed.  The mainline passes only a few  miles from Merritt and it is announced that ���the big railway  king has had his eyes on the  iNicola coal fields for some time.  If his plans are successful he will  be the first to get a line down the  Coldwater, though it is stated by  r those who know that the Cold-  water section of the Kettle Valley railway will be running inside the year.  Construction crews as well as  outfitsj for the Kettle Valley are  now on their way to Merritt and  work will be r-ushed to a finish.  The'Hne will go over the Hope  mountains. A union depot for  the C. P. P. and Kettle Valley  will likely be built at Merritt.  point about three miles up the  Coldwater river will be built  shortly and this will enable the  company, to load cars at the tipples and thus do away with the  present expensive system of  transportation. The C.P.R. has  asked for the company's coal and  an effort will be made to secure  a good market with this well  known company.        ;  In the Diamond Vale camp rapid progress is being made, the  shipments of this week being  double those of last week. The  staff of men is being increased  as conditions demand and operation on an elaborate scale is  planned by the promoters of the  company.  Work at the Pacific Coast Collieries is going along satisfactorily arid this concern will also be  a large shipper in the very near  future.- At the Nicola Valley  Coal and Coke Co.'s mines the  men .are working full time about  350 strong. The C.P.R. is providing plenty of cars and the  output reaches well onto 700 tons  daily.        v  Dominion Day  Though other skies may be as bright,  And other lands as fair,  Though charms of other climes invite  My wandering footsteps there;  Still there is one, the; peer of all  Beneath bright heaven's dome,  Of thee we sing, my! native land  My own Canadian Home.  LUMBER YARD COMING  Flummerf elt     Bros,  minster   Will  of      New ..   West-  Locate   Here.  Plant for Coal  Hill Syndicate  Machinery Now on Order���Andrew Brydon as Superintendent.  A progressive policy involving  the installation of a plant and  the reorganization of the staff  has been inaugurated by the Coal  Hill Syndicate of which Joseph  Graham is manager.  ''���*' The machinery for the plant is  already on order and will reach  the mines about the middle of  July. Andrew Brydon, who for  some time was manager of the  ..Dunsmuir mines, and who is already well known in the valley  has been selected as superintendent and will take up his residence in Merritt this week.  Joseph Graham will continue as  manager and will have offices in  town.  Mr. Brydon is one of the best  informed engineers in the province and afte^r careful examination has come to the conclusion  that the property of the Coal  Hill Syndicate is one of the best  in the province. Immediately  upon the installation of a plant a  larger staff of men will be employed and the output of the  mines will be increased as expeditiously as development work  will permit.  A spur line connecting up with  the Kettle Valley  railway at a  > LOTS W BUILDING ^-  No less than- four business  blocks are scheduled for Merritt  this summer. The blocks which  will be erected by J. C. Conklin  at the corner of Voght street  and Nicola Ave and the block  to be put up by H. Murk at the  corner of Voght street and Quilchena Ave. will likely be duplicated within the ensuing few  weeks. William Mclntyre is  contemplating the erection of a  three story brick block at the  corner of Voght street.and Quilchena Ave. opposite the Cold-  water hotel and another big  building will be constructed on  the corner of Voght street and  Goutlee=Ave_  SPECIAL TRAIN  A special train will carry the  Merritt and Middlesboro people  to the Nicola celebration on Dominion day, arrangements having  been completed by the C.P.R.  The train will leave Middlesboro  at 8:30 a.m., and Merritt five  minutes later, returning leave  Nicola 9:30.  A well stocked lumber yard  will be installed in Merritt before  July 15 according to L. S. Flummerf elt who represents Flummerfelt & Flummerfelt owners of a  big sawmill on the Fraser river  near Westminster.  Mr. Flummerfelt has been in  Merritt for several days and has  completed the necessary preliminary plans for..the location of  yards. It is likely that they will  be located on the Diamond Vale  property alongside the spur line  of the- c:prRi^rui^mg^riw~*mia^  dlesboro. ' 'We will carry a complete supply of every line of lumber and will try arid give the  people of Merritt^the best quality  as well as the most reasonable  price.    If our own  ANOTHER NEW BLOCK  Still another new business block  is to be erected in Merritt on the  corner of Voght Street and Nicola  Ave. The building which will be  erected by J. C. Conklin will cost  in the neighborhood of $6000.  The excavatiori has already been  started. The structure will be of  frame, 50 feet by 60 feet in dimensions and two storeys in  height. The foundation will be  concrete and a splendidbasement  will be provided. The ground  floor will be given over to stores  and the second floor will be devoted to offices.  Workmen Here Next Week  To Put in Local Phone Service  THE BIG FIGHT  Johnston and Jeffries are putting the finishing touches on their  training this week and on  Mon  day next the  big fight will  be  mill cannot j pulled off at Reno.    It was decid-  meet the demand we will arrange ed by the promoters  to call  the  with other mills to help us." Mr.  Flummerfelt will return to Merritt in a few days.  MINING MEN INTERESTED  That mining men are becoming  interested in the various properties through this district is evidenced in more ways than one.  Every week mining engineers are  seeking out the valley and in-  specting=properties_=A=number  of important deals are pending  some of which will likely be successfully consummated within  the next few weeks. On Tuesday Frank Lambert brought a  party of engineers in to look over  the property of the South Nicola  Coal Co. as well as the gold-copper claims up Mill Creek. The  impression amongst the visitors  is a most favorable one.  bout at 1:30 o'clocd instead of 3  o'clock and this will enable the  exodus from Reno to commence  early in the afternoon. Betting  odds favor Jeffries and the big  fellow was never in better shape.  BUILDING A TOWN IN A DAY  colonization movements in history, for during that time it is  schemed to build and populate  220 towns in the Dominion of  Canada, an average of one town  for every other week day in the  year and a half. By the middle  of 1911, if Canadian Government  officials are not wrong in their  estimate, there 220 towns will  have their official places and nam-  It is expected that the next  eighteen months will see the cul-  mination=of=one=of^the^greatestTnierely-platted=and=namedr=and  es on the map of  Canada,   populations of from one  hundred  to  one thourand each, and they will  have been made by good American citizens from over the border.  Never has a more interesting  or a more  unusual  scheme  for  the   development   of a country  been undertaken than this. That  it will   undoubtedly    succeed is  assured by the fact that both the  government and the   great railroad interests of .the   Dominion  are behind it.    Recently Andrew  D. Davidson, one of the big men  of the Canadian Northern, said:  "I will show you how towns and  cities  are born,    as they   have  never been born in any country  in the world before; I will show  you how within a year or two a  vast wilderness, a thousand miles  in width, is to be   populated,   so  that from one   town  you    will  almost be able to see the smoke  of the next."    ;f  : On the  Grand   Trunk   Pacific  westward from Winnipeg, a distance of 960 miles, a hew town  is to be located  during.the next  year and a half at a distance of  every eight miles, .or 120  towns  for the to^abdistaWce^Mo^*^.^  these towns are already  marked  on   the   construction maps   and  the majority of them are named.  On the mountain division of the  same road, which   is to terminate   at   Prince   Rupert   on the  Pacific, 35 new towns are   to be  planted.    On the main line and  branches of the Canadian   Northern in Saskatchewan and   Alberta 30   new towns   are to be  brought into existence,   and   on  the Canadian Pacific, in the same  provinces,  35, a total   of 220 in  all.  The history of these towns is  to be unlike that of any other in  existence.    They are   not to be  Provisions Will be Made for  One Hundred Phones  at First  Superintendent Charles Stevens of the government telephone service announced this  morning that work on the Merritt exchange would be undertaken late next week.  Five days ago he received official advice of the money being-'  available and immediately ordered the necessary equipment. A  switchboard providing for 100  telephones will be installed at  once and the system will be modern and complete in every way.  Mr. Stevens came into Merritt  early yesterday morning and left  a few hours later for Kamloops  and Vernon. A permanent lineman will be located here in future ane this will in a large measure obviate the difficulties surrounding the repair work through  this; district. The line from  Kamloops to Nicola will be re-  poled at once the men being already at work.  "There has been a little   delay'.  in���_installing  the exchange, .all.  righ"t but. I.haveLeertainlyrmoved-  pretty quickly since I received  official instructions fro'm Ottawa.  I will have the exchange-working within a very few days."  Real Estate is  Still on the Move  then left to vegetate. They, are  to be forced into life. That is  the remarkable thing about them.  And this is neither a guess nor a  hope. It is the result of a "game  of town building," which has  been played out by the government as carefully as one might  play a game of chess.���From  Building a Town in a Day, in  July Technical World  Magazine.  Construction   on   Kettle   Valley Starts by End of Next Week  Merritt is virtually alive with  railway men and everywhere is  there the same active interest  superinduced by the positive assurance of construction work  within two weeks or three weeks  at the very latest. Engineers,  surveyors, contractors and no  less personage than the president of the Kettle Valley railway, J. J. Warren, have been  here during the week.  "Construction will start within three weeks. We will let the  coitract this week and then it  will require a few days for the  contractors to gather together  their outfits. There will be at  least ten miles of steel laid out  of Merritt up the Coldwater this  year." This was the interesting  announcement of President War  ren before he stepped on the  outgoing train Tuesday morning.  Mr. Warren has gone down to the  coast but will return to Merritt  from time to time. Last Saturday  night he came into the valley and  has been busy looking over the local situation. He enjoyed a drive  up the Coldwater valley and was  most enthusiastic as to the possibilities of the disirict through  which his line will pass.  The Kettle Valley has secured  the second floor of the Eastwood  block over the post office for  general offices and in the course  of a few days will install office  equipment as well as a staff. It  will be the base from which operations in this district will be  directed. The Thomas house  opposite N.   J.   Barwick's store,  has been leased and will be occupied b> the chief engineer, A.  McCullough.  Just what number of men will  be employed on construction on  this end rests with the contractor  though it is anticipated in well  authorized circles that there will  be close onto one thousand. The  engineers are working on the  preliminary survey and the final  location lines will be fixed within a few days.  While it is definite that ten  miles of steel will be laid this  year it is altogether likely that  nearly thirty miles of the line  will be finished before the snow  flies. As President Warren said  "we are going to get as much  done as possible and it is just  probable that we would get over  thirty miles of the road finished."  The officials of the company  are very retiscent as to the route  the Kettle Valley will follow  when it gets to the head  of the Coldwater. As announced in The News a few  weeks ago it is almost a foregone  coftclusion that the line will go  oyer the Hope mountains into  Vapcouver. The best of railway  authorities credit the theory and  it is said that Jim Hill is forcing  the hands of the new company.  A new townsite will be located  somewhere up the Coldwater at  the junctional point. The copper  camp at Aspen Grove will have  railway facilities and best of all  Merritt and the Nicola Valley  will have a shorter and cheaper  route to the coast.  Many Important Deals Were  Consumated During the  Week.  The sale of town property in  Merritt continues with unabated  interest. Considerable outside  money found its way into the  coffers=of=the-local=realty-brokers=  this week but the deals involved  principally the transfer of inside  lots.  The Diamond Vale Supply Co.  as well as the Nicola Valley In-'  vestment and Land Co. Ltd., report good business during the  past few days. The agents of  the Conklin estate did business  to the extent of $9200 mostly in  lots. Amongst the buyers were  Dr. T. V. Curtin who invested in  fifteen lots, H. W. Sutcliffe, S.  L. Smith, Mrs. Wade, C. Stephenson, Andrew McQueen and  others.  G. B. Armstrong purchased a  number of lots from the estate  and will immediately commence  the erection of a modern home.  The building will be elaborate in  everyway and will cost in the  neighborhood of $6000. No less  than three stately mansions are  to be placed on the estate during  the ensuing few week. The  Bank of Montreal house will be a  protentious affair and will probably cost well onto $10,000. M.  L. Grimmett's new home will  also be an expensive one and it  begins to look as though the district served by the estate would  furnish one of the important residential communities of the town.   o   Walter LeGallis left by yesterday morning's train for the coast. THE NICOLA VALLEYNEWS  FRIDAY;    Jqly 1, 1910  Nicola Valley  Dealers in Prime Beef, Mutton, Lamb, Veal, Pork and  Sausage, Poultry, Ham and Bacon. Fresh Fish always on  hand. " Orders receive prompt attention. Cattle bought  and sold by the carload.  Eastwood  Manager  SHEEP CREEK MINES RICH  Herritt 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.,  :'���.:. I  Merritt, B. C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA,     C.  The choicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always, on hand.  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP,  Prop  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   FergUSOli, Proprietor  All Charges Paid in Vancouver  We pay all express and mail charges, shipping all purchases  at our own risk. Can you loosa wlaen the circumstances are  such ?  We sell the highest quality goods manufactured in Canada, or imported from foreign lands, at prices which only importers or manufacturers can quote. We buy and import in enormous quantities, pay  spot cash, and give you the benefit of our cash discounts.  We can sell you DIAMONDS, WATCHES, SILVERWARE, CUT  GLASS, JEWELERY, and LEATHER GOODS at prices only duplicated by.Marge Eastern firms.  Write for our illustrated catalogue, which brings our big store to  your home.  Henry Birks & Sons, Limited  Jewelery Mail   Order Huse  "GeorErTroreyr^MawrDir. VancouverTBrXr  Reports from the District Show the Outlook to be Very Optimistic  Reports from Sheep Creek all"  show that the mines of that district are extremely rich and valuable. Several important strikes  have been recently made, one of  them at the Summit mine, where  a sixteen-foot vein of ore assaying at $150 and running for a  considerable distance has been  uncovered. At the Mother Lode  mine good strikes have been  made and ore which assays very  highly is being sacked for shipment. At the McQueen mine a  twenty-five-foot strike has been  made.  So rich is the ore in the Sheep  Creek gold mining camp that it is  claimed that during the past  eighteen months more gold bullion has been produced than  from any other free gold milling  district in Canada. Large numbers of people are going into the  district, by way of Salmo, and  the new government road which  is being constructed will give  much better transportation facilities.  For some time the Sheep Creek  Summit Mining Company has  been making regular shipments  of ore ranging from $200 to $400  in value of straight free milling  gold. This mine has increased  its staff of workmen and is driving a 300-foot tunnel. Three  shifts of men are being employed  working night and day, and the  work is being rushed in every  possible way. A ten-stamp mill  will be installed this fall. At  this mine contrary to the usual  custom, the ore veins widen out  as they get deeper, instead of  contracting.  The property of the Sheep  Creek Summit Mining- Company  comprises about 375 acres and  includes the following ten claims:  the Independence, Summit, Gold  Bond, Gold Hill, Buster, Little  Gem, Gold Dollar, Gold Prince,  Johnson and O'Brien.  ments of the various provinces  accepting the conditions for the  purpose of improving the physical and intellectual capabilities  of the children while at school by  means of a proper system of physical training calculated to improve the physical development,  and at the same time to inculcate  habits of alertness, orderliness  and prompt obediences and the  fostering of a spirit of patriotism  in the boys, leading them to realize that the first duty of a free  citizen is to be prepared to defend his country, to which all  boys should, as far as possible, be  given* an opportunity of acquiring  a fair acquaintance while at  school, with military drill and  rifie shooting.  Everything that tickles the  palate in the line of confectionery  can be had at Smith & Clarke's. 2t  VANCOUVER  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.  1000 AUTOS IN PROVINCE  One of the many indications of  the prosperity and rapid growth  of British Columbia during the  past couple of years is found in  the record of automobile registrations, which show that since  the first of the present year al-  most'as many automobiles have  been purchased in the province  as in the proceeding six years.  In 1904, when registration was  first instituted by the - province,  there were only thirty-four machines in the whole of British  Columbia. At the end of last  year the number had increased  =to=614r=while-the=-total=today���is  1008. Since the end of December the number of cars registered has been 394, and average of  over sixty a month or two a day.  The registration continues to  roll up and the staff of the provincial police is being kept busy  issuing licenses.  A search of the registration  records revealed the following  interesting figures, showing the  number of cars owned in the  province at the end of each year  given.  THOSE CATTLE CORRALS  It is understood that the C. P.  R. will shortly undertake the  construction of the cattle corrals  at Merritt as previously announced in The News. The exact location of the corrals has not  been determined but it is understood that they will be centrally  located.  One has to have one of the  Smith & Clarke dishes of ice  cream to know the beautiful  flavor. 2-t  NOTICE  A reward is offered for the  apprehension or information L ad-  ing to the conviction of the party or parties who broke into the  storerooms of No. 3 shaft of the  Diamond Vale Collieries, Limited  and took away a steel brace,  hammer and Wolff lamp.  Diamond Vale Collieries Limited.  June 20, 1910.  WATER NOTICE  Notice is hereby jiiven that an application will  be made under Pari V of the "Water Act 1909,"  to obtain a license in the Ksmloops Division of  Yale District.  (a) The name, address and occupation of the  applicant: John C. Laycock, rancher, Mammette  Lake.  (b) The name of the lake. Lake about three  miles east of Mammette Lake.  (d) The quantity of water���All the lake contains.  (e) The character of proposed works���dam,  ditch and flume.  (f) The premises on which water is to be used-  Lot 132.1.  (if) The purpose for which water is to be used���  Irrigation.  (h) If for irrigation describe the land intended  to be irrigated, frivinfr acreage���About 30 acres.  (j) Area of Crown land intended to be occupied  by the proposed works���50 Fquare yards.  [k] This notice was posted on the 24th day of  June 1910 and application will be made to the commissioners on the 25th day of July 1910.  ��� "        JOHN C. LAYCOCK,  Mammette Lake.  1905     58  1906 ;    114  1907.'.     275  1908     363  1909:     614  1910    1008  The total includes motor-cycles,  of which there are only a dozen  registered. Vancouver leads in  the number of cars, with Victoria  an easy second.  When in  NICOLA  call at the ..  Commercial  Hotel  for a  good  square meal.    Best   of  accomodation and comfort  Rate $1.50 per day  Brown & Schmock  Tonsorial  Parlors  PHYSICAL TRAINING  A rather important step which  will have its effect upon British  Columbia schools is the adoption  by the provincial government of  the conditions of the Strathcona  Trust. The Strathcona donation  amounts to $300,000 and the product of its investment is divided  amongst the educational  depart-  A   complete   stock   of   confectionery and candies  always on hand.  Remember You  Want   the  Best  The Fraser Valley Nurseries are  amongst the oldest and best established  in the province.  Hundreds of fruit growers can  testify to the splendid'value of the trees  they purchased 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.,;     ,.,-.'  HEAVES  Heaves   is   the   result   of   neglected or" "  ignorantly treated distemper.  DISTEMPER  which covers a lot of throat and   lung  complaints is always successfully handled with  POTTIE'S  Cough mixture internally and  Electric Oil Externally.  POTTIE & SONS  250 Dufferin Street, Vancouver.^  Exceptional Opportunity  on  Quilchena  Avenue ;  Cash $50   1  Balance     onthly Payments.  This opportunity will only call on  you once.  WRITE  ���If; "  The Southern B.C. Land & Mines  Merritt, B.C.       -        Nicola* BC, J  Ice Cream and  Soft Drinks  W. E. BROWN     WM. SCHMOCK  MERRITT, B. C.  Home of the travelling public  Good  comfortable  rooms  and excellent dining service.-    Rates are  reasonable.    Just give us a  call.     Representative meets all trains.  McGillivary & Veasey, Prprieicrs  Ashcroft, B. C. Friday, July 1, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  3  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  shipment's.  Get Your Order in Early.  THOMAS G. EARLE  LYTTON, B. C.  iningan  If you are looking for a good piece of land to  settle  on,  or if you  want a profitable mining  claim.  Don't overlook the Aspen Grove District,  I am in a position to give you a good deal  in  lands or mines,  G. R. BATES  Aspen Grove  Vancouver, B.C.  HADDAD  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,  fn the optical Une I make a specialty of treating the eyes and fitting them perfectly,.,  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  Stanley Kirby, Pr��prietor  Nicola Lake  British Columbia  Billiards and Pool  I have opened fine new parlors in the old restaurant  building just back of the old Coldwater. New  Tables and everything in the best order,  Tobaccos and Cigars  ���A good fresh supply always on hand.  Orders taken for fresh butter and eggs.  W, J. Thompson,     -     -    Prop.  Provincial News  Arrow Park is to have a. town  hall.  Prince Rupert will hold an  August fair.  Prize-fighting is under the ban  in Greenwood.  Rossland's Eagles have opened  a handsome new hall.  Establishment of a sugar refinery at Prince Rupert is mooted.  Vancouver is shortly to add  rickshaws to its public conveyances.  J. B. Campbell has been gazetted as Vancouver's new shipping  master.  Sir Charles Hardridge has been  appointed to the office ef viceroy  of India.  A big English concern will establish a monster steel plant in  Vancouver.  A movement, is on foot to form  a publishers' association in the  interior of the province. .  Moyie claims to have more  motor boats than any other town  of its population in the world.  R. L. Borden has been touring  Ontario and everywhere he was  greeted with a magnificent ovation.  The beavers have this season  done widespread damage in the  Boundary and Similkameen districts.        -.-"���:���  The budget will be introduced  in the British House of Commons  this week and the fun will start  again.'  A strike which doubles the  value of the property has been  made at the famous Lucky Jim  mine.  Good beach diggings have  been struck by Jack Campbell on  famous old Antler Creek, in the  Cariboo.  The Dominion Shingle Company will at once replace their  millatAldergrove lately destroyed by fire.  British Columbia's exhibit at  the Sportsman's show in Vienna  won six medals out of a possible  twenty four.  W. S. Cameron, a Revelstoke  carpenter, is suffering, from a  bad case of brain concussion as a  result of falling from a ladder.  In the presidential elections at  Mexico President Porfirio Diaz  was relected almost unanimously.  He has served his people since  1876.  _______The_city____authorities_=at=Eernie  in conjunction with the provincial government are erecting an  $8000 hospital overlooking the  town.  West of Edmonton the Grand  Trunk Pacific Railway is completed for 110 miles. The work  is much delayed by scarcity of  labor.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier expressed  his willingness to turn the first  sod of the Second Narrows bridge  during his visit to Vancouver in  August.  The president of the Grand  Trunk Pacific has announced the  intention of that railway company to erct a palatial hotel at  Vancouver.  The erection of a $40,000 cold  storage plant at New Westminster with a capacity of 1,000,000  pounds of fish is projected by  the B. C.   Packers' Association.  Two more gold bricks have  just been received at Nelson  from the Sheep Creek camp, one  being from the Nugget mine and  the other from the Queen���the  latter of $9,000 value.  J. W. Stewart of Princeton  was accidently killed last week as  a result of the overturning of the  cart in which he was driving  from the United Empire camp  with a restless horse.  The preliminary survey for the  Great Northern railway between  Oroville and Penticton is finished, and it is predicted that trains  will be running between the two  places inside of one year.  Shiftboss H. W. Heidman and  Head carpenter Robert Brown,  of the Granbj- mines, were last  week presented with gold  watches upon severing their con  nection with the company.  On account of Cumberland  being raised to the rank of a  second class school district, its  citizens will hereafter be called  upon to contribute $480 annually  to the local cost of education.  The Northern Construction Co.  has been awarded the contract  for the first section of the Canadian Northern on the coast and  will start work from a point opposite Westminster within two  weeks.  Fighting Joe Martin is on his  way back to visit Vancouver  friends and incidentally to close  up a real estate transaction in  that city. He will return to  British politics almost immediately.  Rossland's citizens joined one  day last week in an exciting  chase after a brown bear cub  which had strayed into the town,  promenaded the principal streets,  and then succeeded in regaining  its native hills.  Fire last week destroyed two  locomotives and the roundhouse  of the Great Northern at Oroville.  One of the locomotives destroyed  was "old 930," which at various  times had been responsible for  the death of more than ; a" dozen  of its drivers.  It is now officially announced  that the C.P.R. will build up  Canoe River from the loop line  around the Big Bend, thus heading off the routes projected by  the G.T.P. and C.N.R. fromTete  Jaune Cache south. Such a line  would connect Revelstoke and  Golden with the main lines of the  G.T.P. andCN.R.  F. Gouldthrite, purchasing  agent for the Dominion printing  bureau at Ottawa is being sought  by the police for alleged fraudulent dealings. The loss is figured at half a million and occurred chiefly in supplies purchased  from firms in New York. A  thorough reorganization, of the  printing bureau will follow the  cleanup of dishonest officials.  The Dominion superintendent  of forestry, R. H. Campbell, is  paying an official visit to the  provincial Interior.    The Domin-  I  ion Government has now in the  field of the railway belt a number of parties engaged in the  classification of lands. When  the reports of these parties are  rendered the greater portion of  the valley lands in this belt will  be properly classified as to their  availability for agricultural purposes. A large area of the railway belt is suitable for cultivation, some of it being today fit  for the plow while much of it  will have to be irrigated before  it can be made fruitful.  B. C. HORSE DRILL  The mounted drill of the B.  C. Horse at Nicola last Saturday  evening was attended by gratifying success. The turnout  reached well over sixty of whom  eleven were from Merritt and a  number from the lower part of  the valley. Major Chas Flick  conducted the manouverings and  the men made a good showing.  Following drill an impromptu  smoker and dinner was given in  Pooley's hall and a pleasant time  was spent.   ���  DR. HARVEY COMING  Dr. H. A. Harvey, dentist, of  Gerry & Harvey, Kamloops, will  be at the Hotel Merritt, Merritt,  on July 5th.    Come early. 2t  MERRITT'S NEW  arlors  Have   been opened  in  the newly  fitted out  building just north of Coutlee's livery  stable on Quilchena Ave.  Candies and Confectionery  Ice Cream and Soft Drinks  Cigars  and   Tobaccos  Short Order Restaurant  Merritt Manager H. G. Statham.  WE MANUFACTURE OUR OWN GOODS.  Paint Your House  You can hardly anticipate the  proved appearance that follows  for the house or store.  wonderfully im-  a coat of paint  Sherwin   Williams   Paints  and Varnishes  are  acknowledged to be the best and you can  can do your own paintimg during leisure hours.  Full line of ready mixed paints always in stock.  Call and get a specimen card.  G. B. Armstrong,  MERRITT,  B. C.  The Beauty Spot of British Columbia  HOPE  Picturesquely situated along the banks of the Fraser River and  a history as romantic as the place is beautiful.  Coiquahalla Hotel  We can offer you scenic beauty, comfort and pleasure���what  more do you want.    Good hunting and fishing.    Future railroad centre.  Fred. Parnaby, Proprietor  =CoiquaKaIIa7Hotel  Hope, B. C.  Real Estate  is  the best investment you can  get and this is particularly  true of  KAMLOOPS  REALTY  The future railway centre of the  interioi-. No place outside of  Vancouver has made more substantial pi*ogress 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.  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  Agent for Mendelsolm  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  and  Nicola  Merritt  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 THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday,   July 1, 191  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance.  Six months $1.00  EDITOR        - - -        S. N. DANCEY  One dollar per inch per month fer regula advertising. Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising 10 words for 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract advertising.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt. B.C.  DOMINION DAY  We have reached still another  milestone in the life of our young  Dominion. It was on the first  day of July, 1867, that Canada became a confederacy, and those intervening years have been fruitful in every department of our  national and civic life.  Floating down the stream of  time we have encountered many  hidden reefs but thanks to the  beneficence of an all gracious  providence the ship of state has  evaded the lurking dangers and is  out on the high sea with the flags  of prosperity at her mastheads  and a happy and contented people  on her decks.  From a few scattered provinces  Canada has risen to nationhood  and today occupies a position of  pre-eminence, the brighest gem  in a diadem that girdles the globe.  The wealth of her forests and  streams, the untold richness of  her mines, the affluence of her  naturalassetts, the productiveness  of her industries and the splendid  character of her people secure her  that proud position. The invigorating climate has created a vigorous people and though the national status reflects the likeness of almost every land on the face of the  globe still can we boast of one  common nationality and a free  and vigorous citizenship.  As eventful as the past two  decades have been Canada is but  on the threshhold of her voyage  on the sea of time and the ensuing years promise to reveal  to greater advantage the strength and well being of the land  of which we have the honor to  be citizens. . A splendidly patriotic people we have and God  forbid that that patriotism should  ever wane. Let it be Canada  first, Canada last and Canada  forever and in the words of one  of our beloved poets, "be true  to yourself, be true to your fellow citizen and I know that you  will be true to your country."  Enter into the spirit of Dominion day with a full and freer  appreciation of 'what it means.  The men who laid the foundation of this great Dominion endured many hardships and faced  portance in every way, receive  every attention as the hands of  the department, but Merritt is  ignored. Even the superintendent of the telephone system disdains to sacrifice a few short  hours to visit the town and commune with the business men.  It is an assured fact that unless  something materializes very  shortly that a privately owned  and operated telephone system  will be installed in Merritt. The  present trunk line service is unsatisfactory but it is naught compared with the shameful treatment that we are receiving in the  matter of a public exchange.  Superintendent Stevens seeks  to escape the responsibility by  placing the onus on other shoulders but if Mr. Stevens would devote less time to his private interests and give more time to the  prosecution of his duties as superintendent of the government telephone service it is just possible  that better satisfaction would  result.  The citizens of Merritt could  not do better than take pattern  from. A. Jackson and William  Mclntyre and have their buildings painted. It is true that a  large number of new buildings  are being erected in Merritt this  year but it is unfortunate that  so many are indifferent in the  matter of painting the buildings.  A couple of coats of paint will  improve the appearance of the  building most materially and it  adds to the beauty of the town.  If we hope to induce new citizens to come in and live with us  it is necessary that we make the  town attractive and thus add to  its value as a residential centre.  many conflicts and we owe it to  them to be true to the trust  that has been reposed in us as  trustees of a heritage the superior of which has never been  given to any people.  THAT TELEPHONE EXCHANGE  It seems unreasonable and unfair that the citizens of Merritt  should be treated with such abject indifference in the matter of  securing a telephone exchange.  It is now two years since the application was first placed before  the department at Ottawa and  even at that time a definite assurance was given that the exchange would be installed within  a few months.  A short time ago the money  appropriation for the exchange  was passed at Ottawa and the  minister in charge informed  Martin Burrell, the local member,  that the work would be undertaken at once.. But nothing definite has materialized.  Merritt is growingat a wonderful pace. The commercial and  industrial interests of the town  are fast increasing but serious inconvenience is being caused  through" the absence of a utility  that has long since been recognized as an indispensible part of a  business system. Other towns  much smaller and of a lesser im-  There seems to be a little misunderstanding in the matter of  responsibility for road improvements through this district.  Since the reorganization Road  Superintendant Sutherland has  jurisdiction only to the limits of  Merritt and as one man aptly  said ' 'beyond that if you throw a  stone you will strike a road superintendent." It matters not so  much who is in charge but it is  imperative that the necessary repairs to the road should be executed at once. The road between  Merritt and Nicola is in need of  repair and it would require but a  couple of days for a crew to put  it in shape. But apparently no  effort is being made to carry out  the repairs.  LOCAL FRUIT GROWING  Rancher Determines   Great   Possibilities  ���  of^Nico!a=VaHey_  Fruit growing in Nicola valley  is now an established success.  For years local ranchers have  experimented with splendid results and though the active interest in this well known industry is not as great as it might  be still the possibilities are there  and should be improved.  Charles Collett, who owns and  operates a ranch near Lower  Nicola, has an orchard that bears  silent testimony to the splendid  possibilities of fruit growing  through this district. Three  years ago he set out an acre in  trees and today the average  yield from each tree is five boxes  of apples. In some instances  different trees are producing  more than five boxes of apples  but the average is unusually high.  The orchard is well irrigated  though Mr. Collett agrees with  other fruit growers that there  is danger in too much water.  The apples that come from his  orchard are of good size and  flavor and are classed with the  best quality fruit of the province.  And now Mr. Collett is going  to branch out and will plant  from five to ten acres in fruit  "I ,tell you fruit  big success finan-  is surprising that  this season,  growing is a  cially and   it  more do not follow ic in the val  ley because we have every condition to make the industry a  success.'' he told a representative of The News. ' 'Not alone  do apples thrive but cherries,  strawberries and other small  fruits can be grown most successfully."   o   DOMINION DAY SPORTS  Celebration  Ever-  at   Nicola will be Greatest  The Day's Program.  The finishing touches for the  big Dominion Day celebration at  Nicola have been applied and the  little town at the foot of the  lake is in holiday attire to greet  the hundreds of guests who will  come to enjoy the programme of  sports that have been provided.  On Monday a number of the  committee including Stanley Kirby and H. G. Lee went over to  Kamloops to work up enthusiasm  in that quarter and a large number are expected from the Inland  Capital. The Kamloops city  band will be here in strength  and will have a large following.  The programme of field sports  and horse races is well in hand  and a number of outside entries  have been recorded. The race  track is in splendid shape thanks  to the efforts of John Blackwell  and his corps of assistants. In  fact in every department there  is completeness of preparation  and with good weather the day  will be the greatest in the history  of the town.  The Day's Programme  The programme of field sports  and horse races for the day has  been given out as follows :  ATHLETIC   EVENTS  START 8:30 A. M.  25 yards race, girls five years and under.  Special prizes.  five years and under.  25 yards race, boys  Special prizes.  50 yards race, girls eight years and under,  first $1.00. second 50c. third 25c. .  50 yards race, boys eight years and under,  first $1.00. second 50c, third 25c.  75 yards race, girls twelve years and under, first $1.50, second 75c, third 50c.  75 yards race, boys twelve years and under, first $1.50. second 75c, third 50c.  100 yards race, boys sixteen years and under, first $1.50, second 75c, third 50c.  50 yards 3-legged race, boys sixteen and  under, first $2.00, second $1.50.  100 yards race, men [entrance fee 50,c]  first $5.00. second $2.50.  100 yards race, Indians, first $3.00, second  $1.50.  75 yards race. Ladies, first $3.00 second  $1.50.  75 yards race, Klootchmen,  ond $1.00. "  Half-mile race,  open, entrance fee  first $6.00, second $3.oo.  first $2.00, sec-  50c,  first $4.oo,  second  Running broad jump,  $2.oo.  Putting 16 lb. shot, seven foot run, no follow, first $4.oo, second $2.oo.  Running hop, step and jump,  first $4.oo,  ���    second $2.oo.  e  Three to  compete  or no race.  in  each  event  HORSE RACES  START 1:30 P. M.   Indian race, half mile ond repeat. 1st $7.oo_  2nd 5,oo, 3rd 3.oo.  Quarter mile open, 1st 15.oo, 2nd $5.oo.  Half mile pony race, 14-2 hands and under,  1st $15.oo, 2nd $5.oo.  Kloochman's  3rd 2.oo.  race,   1st  $5.oo,   2nd $3.oo,  One mile open, thc Nicola Derby, 1st $loo  2nd 25.oo. Winner barred from other  events except Nicola Cup and Sweepstakes.  Cowboy race, half-mile, horses to be saddled and bridled after starting bell  rings, 1st Slo.oo. 2nd S.oo.  1st $5o.oo. 2nd  naif-mile open and repeat,  lG.oo.  Trotting race, one mile 1st $lo.oo, 2nd 2.5o.  One and a half mile hurdle race, 1st 25.oo,  2nd lo.oo.  Three-quarter mile gentleman's race, for  locally owr.ed horses, owners up. Cup  and Sweepstakes.  One and an eighth mile open race, forNic-  ola Cup and Sweepstakes with 2!>.oo  added.   Cup to be held for one year.  Entries lo per cent of first prize. All  entries to be made to secretary on or before June 30th.  The committee reserve the right to alter  or rearrange any or all the races. Four to  enter, three to start or no race. Catch  weights.  Judges: F. W. Jackson, J. Guichon, Sr.,  E. E. Wilkinson.  Starters: John Clark and  Robert Lyall.  Hon. W. J. Bowser leaves  about the first of July for a  month's vacation through the  Lilloett district. Hon. Richard  McBride's visit to the upper  conntry will now be postponed  until late in August. He wants  to be at Victoria until his lieutenant returns and then too he wants  to be on hand to extend a welcome to Sir Wilfrid Laurier so  that he cannot possibly get away  until late in August.  I  Get in on the Ground Floor  Only a Few Good Buys Left for  You  These Prices Will Last Only Until July  15th.  It matters not whether you want  it for the speculation, for building a home or putting up a business block, we can meet your  best wishes.  The choice of the town  of Merrit is the Conklin  I r  Ll  i  For information call on or address  ! ^  Agents for Conklin Estate  Offices over Bank of Montreal  ����� c.  Merritt, Friday, July 1, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  GEMMILL HAS IT"  SEASONABLE GOODS AND  THEIR PRICES  Castile Soap in pound bars 20c. or 3 for 35c.  Tanglefoot     3 for 10c.  Wilson's Poison Ply Pads 10c. package  Stower's Lime Juice Cordial 50c.  -..���:. Montserrat Lime Juice 60c.  Plain Marshmallows  .2 for 25c.  Chocolate Marshmallows 3 for 50c.  Lowney's Chocolates , 5c. up  G. M. GEMMILL  Druggist and Stationer  Agent for Mason & Risch Piano. MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  A. S. Bennett has been spending a few days at Vancouver.  Miss Agnes Vair spent the  week end at   Tammerton ranch.  Don't forget to call at Smith &  Clarke's for a good dish of ice  cream. 2-t  Rev. A. H. Ransome has left  Princeton and will receive a parish in the Calgary diocese.  ,.:.. A. -J. Hygh left by Wednesday  morning's train for the coast  where he will spend several  days.  Mrs. Peoley went over to Kamloops.this week on business associated with the sale of her ranch  property. /.  The disciples of Isaac Walton  are having some real good sport  these days and fishing is reported to be good.      .  Ed. Goettlich has gone to  Ashcrpft and has taken a responsible position with the B.  X.' Express Co^   r '".....;'_'._  Mr. and Mrs. A; E. Howse  have as their guests Mr. and Mrs.:  Lawson and Douglas Lawson of  Abenieen, Scotland.  Miss Ruby Howse retured Saturday < night; from Toronto where  she' has been attending^ Westminster college for ladies.   .  Ricliard Powers of the Calgary  MillmgCo.v came upon last Friday Snight'S; train and left again  on Monday morning.  Ice cream at Smith.& Clarke's  every day made from the purest  of cream. ;���'.. '���;���������'2-t ���������  Pat Spratt had the misfortune  to fall and sprain his right ankle  the other day and is now confined to his room at the Nicola  ���fiotel;':    ''-7  S. :'A.' McCaul who has been in  the employ of< Pete Marquet for  some time has resigned his position and leaves shortly for the  coast.  ^The Kamloopsjcjty__Jband._jnU  be. in , attendance at Nicola's  Dominion day celebration and  music will add greatly to the enjoyment of the day.  Nicola is preparing for a Dominion day celebration and has  issued posters inviting the whole  world.and the bab to take in the  fun.���Princeton Star.  James Haddock, of Ashcroft,  the well known buyer of hides,  who spent several dsys in the  valley last week went out Monday morning returning to Ashcroft.  After visiting two weeks at the  coast Mrs. James Gray, Mrs. D.  Gray'and child and Mrs. Pete  Smith and child have returned.  They visited Vancouver and  Nanaimo.  Starting next week the Princeton stage will'only go as far as  Tulameen. -.A daily stage runs  from Tulameen to Princeton and  wjll in future carry the mail  from that point.  J. P. Boyd left by Tuesday  morning's train for Golden where  he will spend ten days with  friends. Mrs. Boyd, who has  been visiting her parents at Golden, will return with him.  H. B. Christie, government  agent at Ashcroft,   with   Mrs.  Christie, visited Merritt this  week. They went up the Cold-  water river valley for a couple of  days returning Tuesday afternoon.  Misses Chris and Margaret  Murray are back"from attending  school in Vancouver. The former was a student at the Normal  and the latter at the high school,  ley, pastor.  Methodist Church: Services^  Sunday, July 3rd. Nicola 11 a.  m., Lower Nicola 3 p.m., Merritt 7:30 p. m.     Rev. J. W. Hed-  Chas. Howse took a party of  four over to Kamloops in his  Russell car Monday morning returning to Nicola the same night.  The party comprised Stanley Kirby, Jos. Guichon, H. G. Lee and  Frank Bailey.  A. Lumsden, who for some  time has been a member of the  store staff of J." A. Menzies, has  severed his connection with that  firm and left by Monday morning's train for Victoria where in  future he will reside.  There are plenty of empty cars  for the mines these days and the  output of coal runs between 600  and 700 tons a day. ^Operations  were suspended today so as to  give the men an opportunity to  celebrate Dominion day at Nicola.  Mrs. Cokely who has been  spending several weeks with  son; L. S. Cokely,, of McVittie  and Cokely, left by Wednesday  morning's train for her home in  Lethbridge. Mrs. Cokely spent  the week end at Spences Bridge.  Misses Alice ' and Virginia  Guichon arrived home from Vancouver where they have been attending school. They were accompanied by their cousin, Miss  Francis Guichon of Port Guichon.  They were met at Nicola by Jos.  Guichon and drove out to Quilchena^   :'':y"  Smith and Clarke propose to  instal bake ovens very shortly  for the manufacture of cakes and  bread. At the present time the  Merritt store is receiving its  supply of bread from the  Kam-  considerable building in Merritt  during the remainder of the season. A large number of new  homes will go up as well as business buildings. It is surprising  to note the building activity at  present despite the dearth of  building material.  Walter Betts has left the service of the Canadian Pacific railway and will go to the coast in a  few days to accept an important  office with the American Wireless Co. Mr. Betts has served as  brakesman on the local branch  line for several years. His many  friends will join in wishing him  the best of good luck in his new  field. Mrs. Betts and child went  down to the coast last week.  James LeCourse, who suffered  a severe injury to his right knee  while cutting timber on the hills  back of Lower Nicola,   and who  has been a patient at Dr. Tutill's  private hospital, recovered sufficiently to return to Lower Nicola  on Monday. The injury to the  knee cap is healing nicely and  Mr. LeCourse has nothing but  words of praise for the careful  and successful treatment he has  received at the hands of Dr.  Tutill.  S. J. Solomon returned Monday  morning from Cranbrook where  he attended the masonic grand  lodge of British Columbia. He  reports a pleasant time and a  most successful meet. The officers elected were E. B. Paull,  Victoria, Grand Marshall; F. J.  Burd, Vancouver, Deputy Grand  Marshall; A. H. Skey, Kamloops,  Grand Senior Warden ; J. M.  Rudd, Nanaimo, Grand Junior  Warden ; Rev. H. G. Fiennes-  Clinton, Grand Chaplian.  TENNIS TOURNEY OFF  The Nicola tennis fans failed  to materialize at the tournament  scheduled for Saturday afternoon  last at the grounds of the Merritt tennis club and the big event  was withdrawn. The local enthusiasts were not to be without  some enjoyment and a number  of games were organized which  furnished good sport during the  afternoon. Tea was served by  the ladies amongst those taking  part being Mrs.. Tutill, Miss Beat-  tie. Mrs. Ransom, Mrs. Little and  others. '  ToopFbranclTbufrjust as soon as  the trade justifies the ovens will  be built.  Judge Tunstall writes that he  will soon leave for California and  that he will be obliged to forego  the pleasure of a visit to Princeton during the celebration. He  also thanks the Board of Trade  for their kindly offer of the freedom of the town on his proposed  visit.���Princeton Star.  Jack McMillan who with a crew  of drillers has been conducting  drilling operations on the property of the Nicola Valley Development Co. completed his work  last week and has shipped his  machinery to Nanaimo. The  crew included Harry Westcott,  Paul Lynn and Al Gillis.  You can leave your orders for  home made bread with Smith  and Clarke. 2t  The sale of lots in the Conklin  estate is being attended by great  success. The better class of lots  are becoming popular with the  investor and only a few good  buys are left. The price that  lots have been bringing reach  from $150 to $500 and a number  of sales have been negotiated for  outside buyers.  With an adequate supply of  lumber   available there  will  be  Victoria will have a professional lacrosse team next year according to John P. Sweeney,  president of the amateur  outfit.  . / Ben Kerscher drove a 100 horse  power Darracq four 'miles ' in  4.01 2-5 on a circular track at St.  Paul incidentally hanging;up a  new record. ; '��� .  A report comes from Reno  that it is almost impossible to  obtain sleeping accomodation  there now. Tents are at a premium.  The annual regatta at Nara-  mata last Thursday afternoon  was a splendid success. It was  formally opened by Hon. Price  Ellison and an address was delivered by J. M. Robinson.  Vancouver will line up,strong  against New ��� Westminster for  the Dominion day fixture. Several changes have been made  and Con Jones believes that he  has the strongest bunch yet.  Tulameen and Princeton are  having some pretty good ball  this season though the mining  town has the advantage so far in  score.    The baseball fans of Nic  ola valley would like to have a go  with  the Princeton bunch.  Abe At tell and Owen Moran  fought a ten round mill at Los  Angeles the other night and the  newspaper decision went to  Attell. District Attorney Frederick was present at the fight  but said he saw no violation of  the law and did  not interefere.  Vancouver and Spokane are  battling hard for first place in  the Northwestern league. The  Indians have a slight lead but if  the Beavers persist in their winning tactics the order will likely  be,reversed. Tacoma and Seattle  are away down "the Turks being  in the cellar pssitiori.  The governor of Nevada has  announced that there'will be no  interference with the big Jeffries-  Johnston mill at Reno on Monday  next. The arena has. been almost- completed- and the managers .of the fight have about matured their plans. Both Jeffries  and Johnston have pitched their  camps near at hand and are training diligently. Special train arrangements have been made  from the coast and many from  Vancouver as well as.up country  points will have seats at the fight.  The moving picture trust completed the deal wherey it purchases the interest of James J.  Jeffries and Tex Rickard in the  fight films. The price was one  hundred thousand dollars, of  which Rickard receives one-third  and Jeffries two-thirds. The  money is due as soon as the  gong sounds. This move gives  _the=trust=^ond=half=interest=so  far and they may buy Johnson's  third and Gleason's sixth any  time. Johnson did agree to sell  for $50,000, but is reported to  have reneged.  Early Days in Nicola Valley  By George   Murray,  Nicola.  At the head of Nicola lake  there was what might appropriately have been called the Moore  settlement. Here the father  and four sons were located on  different holdings. The sons had  settled in Nicola before their  parents, and were so well pleased with the climate, agricultural  resources and general prospects  of the cotntry that they persuaded their parents though aged  and comfortably situated in the  east to remove to B. C  Comprising the Moore Settlement there were Mr. and Mrs.  Moore Senr., Mr. Samuel Moore  and wife and child, John P.  Moore, Joseph C. Moore and  Benjamin Moore, all located on  adjoining lands. The tract of  land chosen by them is on a  beautiful flat of rich alluvial deposit covered in places with  stretches  of cottowood,   having  the Nicola lake as frontage, and  on either side gently undulating  hills studded at intervals with  pines affording a park-like appearance. A beautiful stream  rising in the mountains meanders through the property and  at certain seasons of the year  teems with delicious fish.  Bunch grass in profusion covered the rolling hills. No wonder that those in quest of land  should have seized upon this,  one of the most attractive and  productive areas in a country  already famous for fertility and  delightful scenery. The prospect pleased but the greater  charm was the genial and warm  hospitality of the Moore family.  Their greeting was cordial, and  wayfarer or visitor was made to  feel that the kindness shown  was genuine as it was cordial.  The   reputation   of the   sons of  rea  PAID UP CAPITAL $14,400,000.  Sir Edward Clouston, Bart.  Established  1817. Head  Office:    Montreal  REST $12,000,000  President and Genera! 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 NICOLA VALLEY  NICOLA: MERRITT:  A. W. 8TRIGKLAND, Manager. S. L. SMITH, Acting Sub-Agent  Special  Prices in Jewelery  The latest in Ladies' and Gents Watches at prices to  -..,' suit all.  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STEPHENSON, Merchant Tailor  MERRITT, B. C.  A satisfied customer is the best advertisement  you can have���ask any of our regular boarders. They will tell you that they get the best  of service at the Merritt Restaurant. Delicacies  of the season always on hand.    Bread for Sale.  ANDREW HOGAN  Quilchena Ave. PROPRIETOR Merritt, B. C.  the Emerald Isle for inborn kindness, and natures tenderly emotional, was splendidly sustained  by those of whom we write.  Their removal -from Nicola valley is regarded with deepest regret, and has left a blank, which  their successors however excellent cannot fill in the hearts of  the older residents.  Mr. Moore senr., and his wife  were over seventy years of age  when they left their home in  Lfurham, Ontario, for the interior  of B. C, a province then but  little known save for its gold  production. Their four sons had  resolved to settle in B. C. and  were anxious to have their parents with them. This along with  the knowledge that their sons-  in-law, Mr. Robert Scott and  Mr. Joseph Lauder with their  families had also in view removal to B. C. no doubt induced the)  aged parents to leave their comfortable home in the east   with  all   its tender associations  and  hallowed privileges, and venture  upon  the  long   and wearisome  journey to the solitudes of   the  distant west. .... . .'.'       l;  Travel in those days was not  so luxurious as today. There  was no Canadian Pacific railway.  The route, was via the Union Pa-.  cific to San Francisco, thence by  steamer to Victoria; with a six  days journey still ahead before  their future home in the Interior  would be reached. Under: /fayy  orable circumstances it meant  about eighteen days travel amid  conditions vastly different from  the comfort, ease and ,, speed  with which the trip from the  Atlantic to the Pacific can now  be accomplished. There were  no transcontinental rivals in  those days.    The Pacific   steam-  Continued on Page Eight. THE NICOLA VALLEYNEWS  Friday,   July 1, 19^  GEO. H. BROUGHTON  .   Gradute S. P, S.  DOMINION and PRONINCIAL .  LAND SURVEYOR  Merritt Princeton Penticton  NOW AT MERRITT  Coal    Coal    Coal  The Coal Hill Syndicate  is in a position to  quote you  LOWEST PRICES  on any quantity of their  now famous product.  Our mine is run free of  rock and slate and this  results in splendid furnace fuel.  LUMP  DOMESTIC  is the finest household  coal to be had and it is  delivered in Merri       or  $10.00 per 2 T       Lots  Cash with order     Prom llverv  THE LION AND  THE MOUSE/  By CHARLES KLEIN  9�� A Story of American Life Novelized From the Plav /v       ^  ARTHUR   HORN BLOW.  ti  COPYRIGHT.     1906,    BY    G.  W.    DILLINGHAM    COMPANY  Jos. Graham, Mgr  P.O.Box  17 Merritt, B.C.  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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  $20.00   for the^ Season.  H. ABBOTT,  """'"     (Cantinuel     ro ni Last Week.  -1 n.-n a.- rsi.-ct j>ei-so:_ ne Shirley  i.reen exists.  "(Oil." exclaimed .tie financier, "then  .on MilnU It !s n mere nom de plume?"  "Yes. sir."  "Anil what do von think was the  reason for preserving the anonymity''"'  "'oil. you sec. sir. the hook deals  with a l>l�� subject. It elves some hard  l:uock$. and I he author no doubt felt  :i little timid ��l:out launching it under  his or her re;;; name. At least that's  my theory, sir."  "And a g-K-d one. no don lit." said Mr.  Ryder. Then he added: "That makes  me all the more an.vious to find out  who it is. I would willinjrly f,'ive this  moment ft check '"or $."..<)<)0 to know  who wrote it. Whoever it is. knows  me as well as I know myself. We  much And the author."  The sleuth was silent for a moment.  Then he said:  "There might.'be-one way to reach  the author, but it will be successful  only in the event of her being w.ilne  to be known and come out Into' the  open. Suppose you write to he. in  care of the publishers. They w<_-ald  certainly forward the letter to wrver-  ever she may be. If she does _iot  want you to know who she is. _>he  will Ignore your letter and remain in  the background. If, on the contrary,  she has no fear of you and is willing  to meet you, she will' answer the' letter." .  "A_h. I n_��v_��r thouzht of -f-,h_��.t.-" e_f-  claimed Ryder. "It's a good idea. I'll  write such a letter at once. It shall  go tonight."  He unhooked the telephone and asked  Mr. Bagley to come up. A few seconds  ����ter the secretary entered the room.  "Bagley," said Mr. Ryder, "I want  you to write a letter for me to.. Miss  Shirley Green, author of that book  'The American Octopus.' We ^yiIl address it care of her publishers, Littleton & Co. Just say that if convenient  I should like a personal interview with  h*r at my office, 30 Broadway, in relation to her book. 'The American Octopus.' See ':'iat it is mailed tonight.  That's, all."  Mr. Bagley bowed and retired. Mr.  Ryder turned to the secret service  agent.  "There, that's settled. We'll see how  it works. And-now, sergeant, I have  another job for you, and if j'ou are  faithful to my interests you. will not  find me unappreciative. Do you know  a little place on Long Island called  Massapequa".."  "Yes." grinned the detective, "I know  it. They've got some fine specimens ot  ���skeeters' there."  Paying no attention to this jocularity. Mr. Ryder continued:  "Judge Rossmore is living then-  pending the outcome of his case in the  senate.    His daughter has just arrived  tins   luminous   ii<-<-iisaliou   iikiiIiini   rather-."  11 was the <lay following her arrival  at .Mass;i|nM|iin. and .Shirley, the Judge  and Sloit were all three sitting on the  porch. Until now by common consent  any mention of the impeachment proceedings had been avoided by every  one. The previous afternoon and evening had been spent listening to an account of Shirley's experiences in I__u-  rope, and a smile had tlitted across  even the judge's careworn face as his  daughter gave a humorous description  of the picturesque Paris students with  their long hair and peg top. trousers,  while Stott simply roared with laughter. Ah. it was good to laugh again  after so much trouble and anxiety!  But, while Shirley avoided the topic  that lay nearest her heart, she was  consumed with a desire to tell her father of the hope she had of enlisting  the aid of John Burkett Uydcr. The  great financier was certainly able to do  anything he chose, and had not his son  Jefferson promised to win him over to  their cause? So today after Mrs. Koss-  in ore. and her sister had gone down to  the village to make some purchases  Shirley timidly broached the matter.  She asked Stott and her father to tell  her everything, to hold back nothing.  She wanted to hear the worst.  Stott, therefore, started to review the  whole affair from the beginning, explaining how her father in his capacity as judge of the supreme court had  to render decisions, several of which  were adverse to the corporate interests  of a number of rich men. a.nd how  since that time these powerful interests had used all their influence to get  him put oh' the bench. He told her  about the Transcontinental case and  how the judge had got mysteriously  tangled up in the Great Northern Mining company aud of the scandalous  .newspaper rumors, followed by the  news of the congressional inquiry.  ���Then he told her about the panic in  Wall street, the sale of the house ou  Madison avenue and the removal to  Long Island.  "That Is the situation." said Stott  when he had finished. "We are waiting  uow to see what the senate will do. We.  hoDe for the best. It seems iniuo-ssililp  that the senate will condemn a man  whose whole life is like an open book,  but unfortunately the senate is strongly Republican and the big interests are  in complete control. Unless support  coLiies from some unexpected quarter  we must be prepared for anything."  Support from some unexpected quarter! Stott's closing words rang in Shirley's'head. Was that not just what she  had to offer"? Unable to restrain herself  longer and her heart beating tumultously from suppressed emotion, she  cried:  "We'll have that support! We'll have  it! I've got it already! I wanted to  surprise you! Father, the most powerful man ia the United States will save  you from being dishonored!"  The two men leaned forward i.i eager interest. What could the girl  mean? Was she serious or merely  jesting?  But Shirley Avas never more serious  in her life. She was jubilant at the  thought that she had arrived home ia  time to invoke the aid of this powerful  ally.   She repeated enthusiastically  "tJen: ia $.100 )or you."  from Europe. My son Jeffersou came  home ou the same ship. They are a  little more friendly than I care to have  them. You understand. I want to  know if my sou visits the Rossmores.  and if he does I wish to be kept informed of all that's going on. You  understand ?"  "Perfectly, sir. You shall know everything."  Mr. Ryder took a blank check from  his desk and proceeded to fill it up:  then, handing it to the detective, ho  said:  "Here is $500 for you. Spare neither  trouble nor expense."  "Thank you, sir," said the man as  he pocketed the money. "Leave it to  me."  "That's about all, I think. Regarding the other matter, we'll see how the  letter works."  He touched a bell and rose, which  was a signal to the visitor that the interview was at an end. Mr. Bagley  entered.  "Sergeant Ellison is going," said Mr.  Ryder. "Have him shown out and  send the national committee up."  CHAPTER X.  HAT!" exclaimed Shirley,  changing color. "You believe that John Burkett  Ryder U at t___o bottom (�����  T^on_iee1in^f^'^rry^Tiy^nTOre7==He=  has but to say a word, and these proceedings will be instantly dropped.  They would not dare act against his  veto. Did you hear, father, your case  is as good as won!"  "What do you mean, child? Who is  this unknown friend?"  "Surely you can guess when I say  the most powerful man In the United  States? None other than John Burkett  Ryder!"  She stopped short to watch the effect  this name would have on her hearers.  But to her surprise neither her father  nor Stott displayed the slightest emotion or even interest. Pu/.zled at this  cold reception, she repeated:  "Did you bear, father���John Burkett  Ryder will come to your assistance. I  came home on the same ship as hia  son, and he promised to secure his father's aid."  The judge puffed heavily at his pipe  and merely shook his head, making no  reply.    Stott explained:  "We can't look for help from that  quarter, Shirley. You don't expect a  man to cut loose his own kite, do you?"  "What do you mean?" demanded  Shirley, mystified.  "Simply this, that John Burkett Ryder is the very man who is responsible'  for all your father's misfortunes."  The girl sank back in her seat pais  and motionless, as if she had received  a blow.    Was it possible?  "Do you really believe this, that John  Ryder deliberately concocted the bribery charge with the sole purpose of  ruining my father?" demanded Shirley,  when she had somewhat recovered.  "There is no other solution of tho  mystery possible," answered Stott.  "And you, father, do you believe Ryder did this?"  "I have no longer any doubt of it,"  answered the judge. "I think John  Ryder would see me dead before he  would raise a finger to help me. His  answer to my demand for my letters  convinced me that he was the area  Blotter."  i  "���What letters do you rerer tor- demanded Shirley.  "The letters I wrote to him in regard to my making an investment. He  advised the purclia.se of certain stock.  I wrote hi:.i two'letters'at the time,  which letters-if I had them now would  go a long way to clearing me of this  charge of bribery, for they plainly  showed that I regarded the transaction as a bona V.Co investment. Since  this trouble began I wrote to Ryder  asking him to return me these letters  so I might use them iu my defense.  The only reply 1 got was an insolent  note from his secretary saying that  Mr. Ryder had forgotten all about  the transaction, and in any case had  uot the letters I referred to."  "Couldn't you compel him to return  them?'  asked  Shirley.  "We could never get at him." interrupted Stott. "The man is guarded as  carefully as the czar."  "Still." objected Shirley, "it is possl-_  hie that he may have lost the letters or  even never received them."  "Oh. he has them safe enough," replied Stott. "A man like Ryder keeps  every scrap of paper, with the idea  that It may prove useful some day.  The letters are lying somewhere in his  desk. Besides, after the Transcontinental decision he was heard to say  that he'll have Judge Rossmore off the  bench inside of a year."  ���"And it wasn't a vain boast���he's  done it." muttered the judge.  Shirley relapsed into silence. Her  brain was in a whirl. It was true,  then. This merciless man of money,  this ogre of monopolistic corporations.  tkU human juggernaut had crushed her  father merely because by his honesty  he Interfered with his shady business  deals! Ah. why had she spared him  In her bouk? She felt now that she  had been too lenient, not bitter enough,  not sutlicient'y pitiless. Such a man  was entitled to uo mercy.  L-.ig after the judge and Slott had  left for the city Shirley sat ���...one on  the porch engrossed in thong'-;- raxing  her bruifi to tind some way out of the  darkness, and when presently .her  mother and aunt returned they found  her still sitting there, silent and preoccupied. If they only had those two  letters, she thought. They alone might  save her father, but how coul.l they-he  got at? Mr. Ryder had put them safely away, no doubt. He would not give  them up. She wondered how it won'.d  be to go boldly to him and app.'al to  whatever sense of honor and fairness  that might be lying latent within him.  No, such'a man would not know what  the terms "honor," "fairness" meant.  She pondered upon it all day. and at  night' when she went tired to bed it  Was her last thought as she dropped off  to sleep.  The following morning Shirley went  out for a walk. She preferred to go  alone'so> she would not have to talk.  Hers, was one of those lonely, iutro-  ^Doctive nattire.? that resent the intrusion of ..'.iiilcs'- ������l-attiM- win-"1 nreocei-  Died  with serious '���'"���I'glits.  Kwi'i- now and ihee Sh!>-1<><- espied  iu tli<> distance the figure of a man  which sue thought she. recognized as  that of Jefferson Had lie come, after  all? The blood went coursing tumultu-  ously through her veins only a moment  later to leave her face a shade naler as  the man came nearer, and she saw he  was a stranger.  As she ueared the cottage on her return home, she caught sight of the letter carrier approaching the gate. Instantly; she thought of Jefferson, aud  she hurried to intercept the man. Perhaps he had written instead of coming.  "Miss Shirley Rossmore?" said the  man e.vmg her interrogatively.  "That's I." said Shirley.  The postman handed her a letter and  passed on. Shirley'glanced quickly at  the superscription. No, it was not from  Jefferson: she knew his handwriting  too well. The envelope, moreover, bore  the firm uame of her publishers. She  tore It open and found that it merely  contained another letter wlTISinirtT  publishers had forwarded. This was  addressed to Miss Shirley Green and  ran as' follows:  Dear Madam���If convenient, I should  like to see you at my ofllce. 3(i Rroudwuy,  In relation to your boots. "The American  Octopus " Kindly inform me us to Iho  day and hour lit which I may expect you.  Yours truly  J'tU.i   SURKETT  RYDI'.R.  Per  II.  Shirley almost shouted from sheer  excitement. At first she was alarmed  ���the name John Murkc-tt Ryder was  such a bogey to frighten bad chlldieii  with, she thought he might want to  punish her for wrltlnjr about him us  she had She hurried to the porch and  sat there reading the letter over and  over, and her brain began to evolve  Ideas She had been wondering how  she could get at Mr. Ryder, ami here  he was a< n.iilly a'-Uiug her to call on  him. Evidently he had not the slightest idea of her identity, for he had  been able to reat ii her only through  hci i>iihli--'hcrs. and uo doubt he bad  exhausted ever,, other means of t'.ls-  covi'i-lng her address. The more she  pondered over il tile more she begin  to see hi nils invitation a way of helping her father' Ves. she would go and  heard the lion in his den. but she  w< uld not go in his ollice. She would  ac.ept the invi aioii only on cniidlii'.in  thill the interview took place, in the  R.\ del mansion, w here undoubtedly the  leters \-.ir!d be found. She deckled to  act Immediately No time was to be  losi so she procured a sheet''of paper  and an em elope and wrote as follows:  Mr    J-.'.in   Cur:,eti   Cyder:  ut'Ui dir-l i1��j noi cull upon gentlemen  Ul   lUeii   businc-SH oli.ee.    Yours, etc..  SHIRLEY   UltEEN.  Her letter was abrupt and at first  glance seemed liardly calculated to  bring about what she wanted���an Invitation n> call at the Ryder home, but  she was sh.e-.vd enough to sec th.lt If  Ryder wrote to her at all it was be-  caii-.e he was most anxious to see her  and   her   ah:--.- :...���_:_.   wuu.d   uu.   i_.e_e;-  ma n-oni trylng~agaln7��� On"the contra-  ry, the very unusualness of any one  thus dictating to him would make him  more than ever desirous of making her  acquaintance. So Shirley mailed the  letter and awaited with confidence for  Ryder's reply. So certain was she that  one would come that she at once began to form her plan of action. R'.i.  would leave Massapequa at once, aud  her whereabouts must remain a secret  even from her own family. As she intended to go to the Ryder house iu the  assumed character of Shirley Green, it  would never do to run the risk of being followed home by a Ryder detective to. the Rossmore cottage. She  would confide in one person only-  Judge Stott. He would know where  she was and would be in constant communication with her. But, otherwise,  she must be alone to conduct the campaign as she judged fit. She would go  at once to New York and tako rooms in  a boarding house where she would be  known as Shirley Green. As for funds  to meet her expenses, she had her diamonds, and would they not be filling a  more useful purpose if sold to defray  the cost of saving her father than in  mere personal adornment? So thai-  evening wliile her mother was talking  with the judge she beckoned Stott over  to the corner where she was sitting.  "Judge Stott," she began, "I have'n  plan."  He smiled indulgently at her.  "You said that no one on earth could  resist John Burkett Ryder, that no one  could fight against the money power.  Well, do you know what I am going to  do?" ���'.���"'  "What will you do?" he asked with a  slightly ironical inflection in his voice.  "I  am   going to  fight  John  Burkett  Ryder!" she cried.  Stott looked at her open mouthed.  "You?" he said.  "Yes. I." said Shirley. "I'm going to  him. and I intend to get those letters  if be has them."  Stott shook his head.  "My dear child." he said, "what are  you talking about? How can you expect to reach Ryder?   We couldn't."  "I don't know'just how yet," replied  Shirley, "but I'm going to try. I love  my father, and I'm going to leave nothing untried to save him."  "But what can you do?" persisted  Stott. "The matter has been sifted  over and over by some of the greatest  mind* iu the country."  "Has any woman sifted it over?" demanded Shirley.  j    "No. but"��� stammered Stott.  "Then  it's about time one did," said  ! the girl decisively.    "Those letters my  father speaks of���they would be useful,  i Would they not?".  "They wotild be invaluable."  "Then I'll get them.    If not"���  "But I don't understand how you're  going to get at Ryder." interrupted  Stott.  "This is how," replied Shirley, passing over to him tho letter she had re  eeived  that afternoon.   As Stott. recognized the well known  signature and read the contents the  expression of his face changed. He  gasped for breath and sank into a  chair from sheer astonishment.  "All. that's different!" he cried.  "That's different!"  Briefly Shirley outlined her plan, explaining that she would go to live in  the city immediately and conduct her  campaign from there. If she was 'successful,-it might save her father, and  if not no harm could become of it.  That same evening her. mother, the  judge and Stott went for a stroll aTter  dinner aud left her to take care of  the house. They had wanted Shirley  to go. too. but she pleaded fatigue. The  truth was that she wanted to be alone,  so that she co.uld ponder undisturbed  over her plans. It was a clear, starlit  night, Willi no moon, and Shirley sat  on the porch listening to the chirping  of the crickets and idly watching the  Hashes of the mysterious fireflies. She  was m no mood for reading and sat  -for���u _lontr���tline__rocking_hers_ei_f; eu-  grossed in her thoughts. Suddenly she  heard some one unfasten the garden  gate. It was, too soon for the return  of the promenaders. It must be a visitor. Through the uncertain penumbra  of the garden .��he discerned approaching a form which looked familiar. Yes.  now there was no doabt possible. It  was indeed Jefferson Ryder.  She hurried down the porch to greet  him. No matter what the father had  done, she could never think any the  less of the you. He took her hand, ami  for several moments neither one spoke.  There are times when silence Is more  eloquent than speech, and this was one  of them. The gentle grip of his big,  strong hand expressed more tenderly  than any words the sympathy that lay  lu Ills heart for the woman he loved.  Shirley said quietly:  "You have come at last, Jefferson."  "1 came as soon as I could," he re-  idled gently. "I saw father only yes  tcrday."  -You need not tell mo what he said."  Shirley hastened to say.  Jefferson made no reply. Ho under  stood what she meant. He hung his  head and hit viciously with his walking stick at the pebbles that lay at his  feet.    She went on:  "I know everything now. It was  foolish of me to think that Mr. Ryder  would ever help "s."  "i can't help It In uuy way." blurted  oi.. Jefferson. "I have not the slight  est Influence over him. His business  methods I consi.'.er disgraceful. You  uuderstand that, don't you, Shirley?"  The girl laid her hand on his arm  and replied kindly:  "Of course. Jeff, we know that  Come up and sit down."  He followed her on the porch and  drew up a rocker beside her.  "They are all out for a walk." she  explained.  ���'I'm glad." he said frankly. "I  wanted a quiet talk with you. I did  not care to meet any one. My mum  must be odious to your ueonln."  Merritt Auto  Livery  points through the  district  ���a   big-   time   and  money  saver for travelers.  Service  is safe, fast and sure.  Rates on Application.  VAL. V. CROCKETT  Manager.  MERRITT   -   B. C.  Lytton's Popnlar Hotelry  Baillie Hotel  Good   Meals,   Good Comfortable  Beds and Best  Serv'ce.     Rates  Reasonable.  Walter. G Keeble  Proprietcr,  LYTTON, B.C.  Spences Bridge  Junction point with C.P.R.  mainline and Nicola branch.  Good hotel accomodotion.  Porter meets all trains.  Guests   receive   the   very  best of attention.  A.    ClemeS,    Proprietor  We improve with age  The Grand  Pacific   Hotel  is one of [the oldest Hotels in  Kamloops and has ever maintained the good standard it set  at the start. Situated ��� across  from the C. P. R. depot and  well furnished in all departments it can give you convenience 'comfort and satisfaction.  William Dobson  Kamloops  If you want the best service for  your money when in Kamloops  you should  stop  ot the  Dominon  Hotel  We pride ourselves on the dining  room=ser-vice=wegive=to=the=publc-  and our other departments  are  equally well sustained..  W. R. GRAHAM, Proprietor  Kamloops, B.C.  Globe Hotel  LYTTON, B. C.  One  of the  oldest and.. _'..',.���  best   hostelries   in   the  district.      Good   accommodation in all depart-  partments. ���'.'''���''."'.'  '"  A. F.   HAUTIER,   --  Prop.  LYTTON, B. C.  The B.andB.  Automobile Co.  SHOW ROOMS  New Masonic Temple Bldg.  Cor.  Georgia and Seymour Sts.  Vancouver, B. C.  P. 0. Box 367.  The  REO  The  FORD  The  WHITE Friday,-July 1, 1910  THE NICOLA ^VALLEY NEWS  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Thomas Henry  Jones of 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 acres more or less.  Thomas Henry Jones  Dated May 17th, 1910.       23  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 purchase the following described lands :  Commencing at a 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  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District. District of Nicola.  Take notice that Margaret  Leslie of Prescott, Ont., occupation widow, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the fol  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  Commencing at a post planted  at the South West corner of  Duncan Macphail's . application  of the same date, thence West  one 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  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice 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 South end, thence  North 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 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 one 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 toj  purchase the following described  lands: Commencing at a post  planted at the South West corner  of Duncan 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.  William Munro  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  _JDate May 17^1910.   _  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 North 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.  TAKE NOTICE, that E. Ii. Tingley, Otter  ' Valley, occupation road foreman, intends to  apply to the Cli ior Commissioner of Lands for  permission to purchase the following land: Com-  mencing at a pom planted at the N. E. corner of  Lot 177(\ Otter Valley, tlieree North 80 chains,  thence East Jill chains, thence South 80 chains,  thence West 80 chains to point of commencement.  Containing (i-KI acres.  Eix.AU B.-IKS TlNCI.KY. locator.  Dated 29th April, 1010. 17-25  LAND   CT.  Land   District.  of  Nicola   Land   District.        District  Kamloops, Division of Yale.  TAKE NOTICE that Flora M. Evans  of Vancouver, B.C., occupation merchant, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  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, halfamile  west and one mile north to place of  beginning. '  FLORA M. EVANS.  Per A. W. McVittie.  April 21st, 1910       14-22 Agent  TAKE NOTICE that Thomas Niven. of Van-  ��� couver. occupation engineer, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the following  land. Commencing at a post planted at the N. E.  corner ol Lot 1TT6, Otter Valley, thence South SO  chains, thence Kasl till chains, thence North SO  chains. thenco West 80 caains to point of commencement.    Containing (Ml) acres,  Thomas Nivi:n. Applicant.  I'er K. H. TlNol.i.Y, Agent.  Haled 2!lth April. 1910. 17-25  TAKE Notice, that. K. Lennox Clark, of Van-  ��� couver, occupation broker, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following laud:  Commencing at a post planted SO chains north of  the north east corner of Lot 177H. Otter Valley,  thence north Sll chains, thence east SO chains,  thence south SO chains, thence west 80 chains to  point of commencement.   Containing 0*10 acres.  Koiiiji.t Li-NNOX Ci.aiik, Applicant.  B. B. TINBI.KY. Anient.  Dated 29th April. 1910. 17-2S  TAKE Notice, that John Ronald.  ���      intends to apply for permissio  of Vancouver,  pply for permission to ourchase  the following described land. Commencing at a  post planted lfiO chains north of the N. E. corner  of Lot 177U, Otter Valley, thence north SI) chains,  thence cost SO chains, thence south SO chains,  thence west SO chains to point of commencement.  Containing;6-10 acre3.  John Ronald. Applicant.  E. B. Tingley. Agent.  Dated April 29lh, 1910. 17-25  "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 1776, running south SO chains, thence east SO chains, thence  north SO chains, thence west 80 chains to point of  commencement.   Consaining 640 acres.  Joan Graham, Applicant.  E. B. Tingley, Agent,  Dated 29th April, 1910. 17-25  LAND>CT  Kamloops'iDivision 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 boundary of Lot 1310,  thence South 30 chains more or  _lessJ;oJ;he__South=Eas.t_corner__ol  Lot 1310, thence West 20 cnains  to the North East corner of Lot  841, thence South 40 chains to the  South' East corner of Lot 841,  thence West 40 chains more or  less to the East boundary of Lot  915, Whence 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 commencement.  Ethel M. King  Per A. W. McVittie, Agent.  Dated April 24th, 1910.    23  _ lAmd 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.  Constanck Hutchison  Per A. W. McVittie, Agent  Dated April 25th, 1910.    23  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:  Land Aet  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District. District of Nicola.  Take notice that Mary V- Munro  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 the application of  Donald Macphail .of the same  date, thence North one mile,  thence West one mile, thence  South one mile, thence East one  mile to point of commencement.  : Mary V. Munro  - Per William Munro, Agent  Dated April 22, 1910.    23  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,JL910.   -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^purehase=the=^'ol=  lowing described lands: Commencing at a post planted at the  South West corner of Duncan  Macphail's application of the  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  Per Duncan Macphail, Agent.  Dated April 22, 1910. 23  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,   thence   East   one   mile,  thence South one  mile,   thence  West one mile, thence North one  mile to point of commencement.  David P. Terrill  Per Duncan Macphail, Agent  Dated April 22, 1910.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District. District of Nicola.  Take notice that Charles James  Stewart of Vancouver, occupation  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.    Kamloops Division of Yale.   V  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.  L��ND ACT.  Nicola   Land   District.        District   of.  Kamloops, Division of Yale. -  TAKE NOTICE that Stanley Kirby  of Nicola, occupation Hotel Keeper, intends to apply for permission to purchase 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. 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; de-  scrihed land: Commencing at a post planted at  the N. E. Corner of Lot 13-16, thenee running SO  chains East, thence 80 chains South, thence SO  chains West, thence 80 chains North to point of  commencement, containinjr 640 acres. ������  Dated April 19th. 1910.  Daniel Murray, applicant ���  J. F. Murray agent.  Land Act Notice  Take notice that Angus Graham of Greenwood,  occupation Rancher, intends to make application  to purchase the following described land: Commencing at a post planted 80 chains East of the  N. E. Corner of Lot 1346, thence running East 80  chains, thence South 40 chains, thence West 20  chains, thenco South 40 chains, thence West 60  chains, thence North 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 560 acres.  Dated April 19th, 1910.  Angus Graham applicant,  J. P. Murray agent.  HORSE RAGES  HELD SPORTS  AUTOMOBILE RACES  LAND ACT.  Land   District.  of-  Nicola   Land   District.        District  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  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 thefollowingdescribed  lands: .     .   .  .  Commencing at a post planted at the southwest corner of Lot 751, about two miles south of  gamette Lake, thence SO 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 Notice  Arrangements are being made to run a special   train   from Kamloops  and way points to Nicola.  GOOD PRIZES IN MONEY AND SPECIALS WILL BE  GIVEN  All entries must be in hands of  secretary  by  midnight  on June 30.  For further particulars see bills.  H.   G.   LEE,      Secretary of Committees,       NIGOLA,   EL C.  Nicola-Kamloops Land District.  Yale District.  Take not:ce that 1, A. W. Strickland, of Nicola,  B. C, occupation bank manager, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described  lands:     -       '    .  Commencing at a post planted 40 chains north of  the northwest corner of Lot 573,  thence 40 chains . Nicola  north,  thence 40 chains east,  thence 40 chains!  south and thence 40 chains west to point of commencement.  A. W. STRICKLAND. Applicant.  Stanley Kirby, Agent.  Dated April 11th. 1910. 10-18  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. -=---r-      ��� ��� .       ^  A. L. LEONARD,   Proprietor.  Land Act  Division   of  Land Act Notice  Nicola Land District.  Yale,  Kamloops Division of  B.C.  LAND ACT.  Nicola   Land   Districts  _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 chains 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  Per A. W. McVittie,  April 21st, 1910.       14-22 Agent.  LAND ACT.  Nicola    Land   District.       District   of  Kamloops, Division of Yale.  Take Notice that Charlotte Boyd of  Prescott, Ont., occupation Mai-ried woman, intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a. post planted 180  chains west and 220 chains 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 Prances Ebbs Canavan of  Victoria, B. C, occupation, married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the Southwest corner of Lot 6S9 near Beaver or Moore  Creek, thence running Westerly 20 chains, thence  Northerly 80 chain's, thence Easterly 20 chains,  thence Southerly SO chains to point of beginning,  containing 160 acres more or less.  FRANCES EBBS CANAVAN.  Dated April 14th, 1910.       14-22  Land Act Notice  "Nicola Land District.    Kamloops Diyision of  Yale, B. C.  Take notice that Harold W. Ebbs Canavan of  Victoria, B. C, occupation consulting engineer,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the Southwest corner of lot 354 of the Moore estate situate  in theNicoIn Land District, Kamloops Division  of Yale, B. C, and running Westerly 20 chains,  thence Northerly 20 chains, thence Easterly 20  chains, thence Southerly 20 chains to point of  beginning, containing 40 acres more or less.  HAROLD W. EBBS CANAVAN.  Dated April 14th, 1910 14-22  LAND CT.  Nicola   Land    District.        District   of  Kamloops, Division of Yale.  Take Notice that Edward Morgan of  Toronto, occupation Doctor of Medicine  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  south east corner of  Lot  1192;   thence  west 80 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence east 40 chains, thence   south 40  chains, thence east 20  chains more  or  less to the west boundary of Lot   1778;  thence north 60 chains, more or less to  the  north west corner of    Lot   1778;  thence cast 20 chains,  thence north   20  chains to the point of beginning.  Edward Morgan  Per A. W. McVittie,  Agent.  April 28th, 1910. 14-22  LAND ACT NOTICE  KAMLOOPS DIVISION - NICOLA DISTRICT.  District of Yale.  Take notice that Edith Mabel Anthony of. Canford, B. C��� occupation married woman, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands :  Commencing at a post piantcd about one mile  North of Lot 1639. thence running East 40 chains:  thence North SO chains: thence West 40 chains:  thence South SO chains to point of commencement  and containing 320 acres more or less.  EDITH MABEL ANTHONY.  fR. G. Stanley Anthony, Agent.  . _Dated_ApriL9th,.1910. 9-17 __ __  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 more or less to the point  of commencement, and containing 160 acres more or less.  Frank William Fraser.  May 9th, 1910.  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  north twenty chains, thence west  twenty chains, thence south.forty  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.  Bhilip-^PuMoulin,^===  David Barnes, Agent.  May 9th, 1910.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.  District of Ashcroft.  Takt notice that Wallace R.  Parker of Vancouver,   B. t!.,  occupption  carpenter,  intends to  apply for permission  to purchase the following  dei   ribed lands:  Ccommencing at a post planted about one and a  hallf miles South of Pre-emption No. 757 (Upper  Coldwater) thence running South 40 chains,  t hence West 40 chains, thence North 40 chains,  the nee East 40 chains to point of commencement,  tandcontalning 100 acres more or less.  WALLACE B. PARKER.  R. G. Stanley Anthony. Agent.  Date May 17th. 1910. 19-2S.  Land Act  TAKE notice that sixty days afterdate I, Sarah  Winny, of Nicola, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permissiofi to purchase the following described lands: .' ���'.'���  t'ommencing at a post planted at the south east  corner of Lot 6987, and running west 40 chains,  thence south SO chains, thence east. 40 chains,  thence north SO chains to point of commencement.  SARAH WINNY.  R. H. Winny. Agent.  Nicola. June IT, 1910. ���     ��� 19-28  LAND ACT        -  TAKE NOTICE, that David Beath,, of Van  ��� couver. occupation broker,' intends to apply  for pemisBion , to purchase the following described land: "... .  Commencing at a post planted 80 chains East of  the N. E. Corner of Lot 1778. Otter Valley, running North SO chains, thence East 80 chains,  thence South 80 ohains, thence West 80 chains to  point of commencement.   Containing 640 acres.  David Beath, Applicant  Per E. B. Tingley, Agent  Da ted 29th April, 1910. 14-22  McVittie & Cokely  Dominion and Provincial  Land Surveyors  Irrigation   Work  a  Specialty.  Office over Bank of Montreal.  Merritt, B. C.  Land Act  Nicola Division of Kamloops Land District.  District of Yale.  TAKE notice that I.-Maxwell Jenkins, of  Kelowna, occupation  laborer, intends to apply for  permission  to purchase the following described  lands :���  Commencing at a post planted at the north  cast corner of land applied for by F. W. Fraser,  thence north twenty chains, thence west forty  chains, thence south twenty chains, thence east  forty chains to point of commencement, and containing eighty acres, more or less,  MAXWELL S. JENKINS.  June 13, 1910.  Land Act  TAKE notice that sixty days after date I, Charles Montague Winny, of Middlesboro, occupation  engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the south  east corner of Pre-emption No. 235, and running  north SO chains.thence east 40 chains, thence  south SO chains, thence west 40 chains to point of  commencement.  CHARLES MONTAGUE WINNY,  R. H. Winny, Agent.  Nicola. June 17th, 1910. 19-28 ���  NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS  All changes for advertisements ap  pearing- in the Nicola Valley News,  must bo in the hands of the printers no later than Wednesday night  No guarantee can otherwise be given  that the changes will be made.  A. W. McVITTIE  D.I..S.. B.C.L.S.  L. S. COKELY  D.L.S.,  B.C.L.S  Kamloops'  Big Store.  In all departments we excel  and our stock is complete  ��� ...   and well assorted.  Dry. Goods and Clothing  , ���..        f ���" ���  Agents for 20 Century Suits  L. T. Blair  Kamloops, British Columbia 3  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday,   July 1, 191  QUILCHENA  Jack Hawkins left by Tuesday's  train for a sojourn at the coast.  Joe Guichon joined a motor  party to Kamloops early Monday  morning.  The large number of applications received so far at the local  hotel suggest a pretty busy tourist season this year.  The government telephone  linemen have been at Quilchena  for several days. They are replacing the poles and otherwise  placing the line in better shape.  Quilchena will go down to the  Nicola sports on Dominion' day  pretty strong.  The heavy winds of last week  did considerable damage in different places through this district.  The roads were blocked in several places by fallen trees. The  telephone line suffered in places.  The blackleg amongst the  cattle is being gradually stamped  out and all fear from .the disease  is passed.  their home especially when they  have to forego cherished association and hallowed privileges.  THRU'MAIL SERVICE  H. H. Matthews, secretary of  the Nicola Valley Board of Trade  has received advices to the effect  that the request for a through  mail service between Nicola and  Kamloops will be granted. Under the present order the mail  loses a day at Stump Lake but in  future it will go right through.  The advice was not official but it  came -  from    an    authoritative  source.  BRITISH COLUMBIA HORSE  "d" squadron  Squadron orders No. 8, by  Major Flick, commanding "D"  ���Squadron British . Columbia  Horse.  . Merritt, July 1, 19*J 0.  Drill���Mounted drill at Nicola, Wednesday, July 6, 7:30 p.  m.  dismounted drill, Merritt,  Tuesday, July 5, 7:30 p. m.  Squadron Mounted Drill���  Merritt, Saturday, July 9th, 7:30  p. m.  No. 2 Troop (Nicola) and No.  4 Troop (Lower Nicola) will  parade 6.30 p. m., in order to  reach Merritt iprior to hour of  parade.  Officers and men attending  this parade will find their own  horses and saddlery.  The squadron parade of June  25th was good as far as numbers  were concerned and satisfactory  as regards drill, and all that a  squadron leader could wish with  regard to ''espirt de corps."  Charles Flick, Major.  brcr"D' '=BrcrH7  . Early Days in Nicola Valley  < (Continued from Page 5)  ers were reported to have seen  their best days in rougher waters, and were transferred to the  placid waters of the Pacific, when  the safety limit had been passed  in turbulent   seas.    It required  courage and self reliance for an  aged couple to face the fatigue,  exposures and dangers of   what  must    have been  to    them an  anxious and arduous migration.  When   a  yonthful couple   they  left  their home in  Ireland for  the New World and first   settled  in Montreal, where Mr.   Moore  was engaged in the shoe trade.  The city at that time had hardly passed its embryo stage.   In  business,   barter   was   the prevailing method,  now justly reprobated as'; the   bane of trade.  Anything in*��� the shape of coin  containing copper or brass, even  a button  had a currency value.  Mr. Moore saw the first tannery  opened in Montreal.    Not satisfied with the conditions of trade  he went farther west, and after  some   time   made still another  move   to Durham,   whence   he  came to B. C.    It is a great venture for   the   aged   to   change]  ADDITIONAL LOCALS  There are a few cases . of  measles in town but of a very mild  type.  Smith & Clarke, of Merritt,  have taken over the booth privileges at the Nicola celebration  for Dominion Day.  A. L. Dingee returned Wednesday night from the coast. He  says that everybody is talking  Merritt in Vancouver.  Presbyterian Church ��� Services Sunday, July 3. Merritt,  3 p. m. Sabbath school at Middlesboro 7. p. m. Rev. W. J.  Kidd.  His Honor, Judge Calder, Chief  Constable Jos. Burr and James  Murphy were in Merritt this week  in connection with the Lindley  case.  W. Wooliscroft, for some time  a member of the staff of the  Merritt Herald, left by Wednesday morning's train for Chicago  where in future he will reside.  Morley Morrison of the National Life was a visitor to Merritt this week. Evander Mc-  Leod came in with him but went  back to Kamloops Wednesday  morning.  The honor roll at the Merritt  public schools has been given  out as follows: Percival Ransom  Helen Brolin, Nelson Brolinand  Mary E. Olson.  The local school closed yesterday for the summer vacation and  for two months the boys and girls  will be enjoying recreation pre-  parrtory to the resumption of  studies in September...  At the court house in Merritt  on Tuesday George Lindley was  sentenced to six months in the  common gaol on a serious charge.  Judge Calder was on the bench  while.James Murphy appeared  for the crown and M. L. Grimmett for the defence.  m  Land' Act  Kamloops Division of  Yale  Land District.    District of Nicola  Take notice that sixty days after  date I, Catherine R. Winny, of Middlesboro, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described  lands:���  Commencing at a post planted 40  chains south of the south west corner  of Lot 977, running east 40 chains,  thence south 40 chains, thence west 40  chains, thence north 40 chains to point  of commencement.".  .      CATHERINE R. WINNY  R. H. Winny, Agent.  Nicola,'June 18, 1910.  M. L. GRIMMETT  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  l^NJCOla -__.__._  . Merritt  At Merrilt Monday, Wednesday, Friday  H. PRIEST, Photographer  Studio Opposite Public School  Films Developed  MERRITT, B. C.  Ice Cream and  Fruit  Just make a warm day  more comfortable by try-  a dish of pure Ice Cream.  MRS. W. SCHMOCK  Just back of Postoffice  VOGHT ST.  Quilchena  Hotel  Quilchena, B.C.  One of the finest hotels in the upper  country. Excellent accomodation for  travellers and tourists. Hot and cold  water baths.    Best of wines and liquors.  Terms $2.00 a day and upwards..  Jos. Guichon  Proprietor  Diamond Vale Supply Co.  Merritt, B. C.  Diamond Vale Supply Co  Merritt, B. C.  The Large Increase in Our Business Shows That People  Appreciate 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   Supply   Co., Ltd.  Merritt, B. C.  Here's Your Chance  Two storey house in  the very best order, lot  50 x 120 feet, can be  had al a bargain.  Enquire at our office.  A Very  Cheap   Buy  Four roomed house in  excellent condition,  fully plastered inside,  lot 50 x 120, good barn  as well, on Nicola Ave.  Can be handled for  $1575, one third cash.  THE NICOLA VALLEY INVESTMENT AND LAND  COMPANY, LIMITED  A. L. DINGEE,        -        -        -        -        - Secretary-Treasurer  i,'j  m  MERRITT HOMESITES  AND BUSINESS PROPERTY  ______ * ���  The future of Merritt as a Commercial, Industrial and  Mining centre is now assured  The Kettle Valley Railway will be Built  at an Early Date  Acre and half acre blocks at Merritt at today's prices  will prove profitable buying. Only a limited number  to sell.    Prices and full particulars from :  The Diamond Vale  Supply   Co., LtcL  i  Terms to suit all  purses  Merritt, B.C.  J. P. BOYD     -    -     Manager.  Act now���profit  accordingly

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