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Array Panoramic   Kieu) o/ A/ern��   7a��en' Especially for the News by H.   Priest.  Construction on Kettle Valley to  Over Fifteen Hundred Men to, Work  Oii This End of the New Railroad  -t>  '  t*;-'i'  [\ -        r   Line May be Carried Across  ]     Hope1 Mountains to"Coast"'  '* " Construction crews,as well as ^equip-  ! ment for the building of ,the first  5 twenty five miles of the Kettle Valley  J railway up the Coldwater river will  _ reach Merritt in the course of a few  I   days., rM. A. Long  of  Spokane,   who  ��� has bejin.here looking .over,_the route  ��� represents'' the firm -holding the con-  {   tract for this end and he has telegraph-  ��� ed to have the outfits sent^ ahead at  |   once. * He will now look  out  for men  ��� and in convers'ation with The News he  . said that he would have between 1500  I and 2000men employed on this end in-  j side of one mo"Sth.pr'.Work"at the' Mid-  } way end will,be, rushed as well for ,the  I road must be through and in operation  ; by the end of.December 1912. Advices  t from a private' source fully confirm the  3 inauguration of construction work and  >~-"it'is ninted that the line when built up  ��� the Coldwater will be rushed across the  j��-Hope'pass into Vancouver thus  giving  ?   Nicola Valley more direct communica-  ;   tion wjth-the coast and opening up new  " -markejbff-fojf-jthe���coal���and���other-pro="  duce. .The*line ffrom  Midway  will  be  hooked up later.     At least twenty-five  miles of the road will be  built on  this  end this year as the contracts  call  for  that.    It is understood'that Tierney  &  Co., of Nelson, have the entire contract  and have sublet. ���Ed.' "* -'  where they are ' busy adjusting  the valuation of the grade  built  f rota-^Midw&jTtq Rbek ���*���reek~-on  the oid Midway and Vernon  the  charter ^rights   of   which   have-  been acquired by the Kettle Valley railway.    In the course of- a  few days Mr. Warren is expected  in   Merritt and will  personally  superintend the . commencement  of actual "construction work from  this end.    "I expect to see the  line between Midway and Merritt  completed and in operation within three years" was the pleasing  announcement of the president.  A Victoria" despatch fully confirms the statement of The News  and is as" follows:���Mr. L. M.  Rice, of Seattle, .who has. just  Continued on page three  MAY GET STOCK YARDS  Byron Earnshaw, ]'  Real Old Tinier  Was���tKe First  Settler  in the  ��V-  MinnieT Lake' District  MINER BADLY HURT j  While working in No. 2 mine  at Middlesboro John Loftus a  well known miner, was crushed  beneath a falling rock and sus"  ��� There are_few men throughout  ,the, Nicola. valley or .contiguous  districts who are   better known  or more   widely esteemed than  Byron Earnshaw, the pioneer of  Minnie Lake.    For almost half a  century he has   been  associated  with the life of the   community  and many are  the thrilling tales  he can relate of   the ��arly  days  in a district that was at one time  given 'oyer almost solely   to the  men who 'first ferreted out the  resources of a land that now bids  fair   to have a premier    place  amongst the districts' that contribute most largely to the pros-  5 gained injuries that are causing  " the"*attending ��� physician serious  anxiety. The injuries are prin:  cipally to the back and spine and  his condition is regarded as' critical. "At> the time of going to  press he was' showing a'little-  improvement. The accident was  of an unusual character. Loftus:  was working in a stooped posi-  tiomwhen the rock fell and pinned him down.        - - '  Preliminary Survey Now Being Made )  Will Give Better Road to Princeton  **i  CAP SEVERED  KNEE  With his.right knee,cap almost  completely severed by "the sharp  blade of an, axe James LeCourse,  a member of the crew,of Shivels  and Gray eftgagedfin getting out  timber in the hills across from  Lpwer_ Nicola,���jyas brought to  Dr. Tutill's private hoipita] Wednesday afternoon; - The wound  is an ugly one and may main the  unfortunate^'man) for life. LeCourse* was swinging the axe  against a tree when the axe slipped and caught him on the knee.  o-  *!  5 Constructions'I'ori'Vthe Kettle  _ Valley railway out of Merritt  s will start in the .course of a few  ; days. Construction crews are"  ; expected almost .any day and the  .* management is busy completing  . plans preliminary to undertaking  ; the actual j work -of, building' the  I hew road.   ���---''    ., - >  -  I Work w,ill start from, Merritt  : and**-'Midway) simultaneously as  I suggested in The News several  ] weeks ago. It is likely that over  fifty miles of the line will"'be  I' built on the Merritt end this year  I as the company is desirous of  ' completing the-line as expedit-  ; jously as possible.  | M. A. Long, a; railway con-  [ tractor from Spokane, came into  .  the valley  by   Monday   night's   train"1 and" left   the   following  morning with a pack train for  ."up^the" Coldwater.' He will go  ; over this portion of the line  thoroughly. ~ The - construction  camps wilL likely . be located  about five,''miles ' up the river  though no definite announcement  has yet been made,-in that regard. The announcement of  President J. J. Warren which  appears in a Victoria despatch  below is interesting because it is  in. complete harmony with the  announcement made by The  Newsas far back as'six weeks  C. P. R. Considering New Institution for Merritt  The  construction  of   a   fence  along the C.P.R.   right of way  leading from  the  bridge  across  the*Nicola in a northerly direction towards Coutlee will  be  undertaken very shortly according  to .advices that have  been  received by H.-Priest, secretary of  the   Merritt* Board   of   Trade.  This portion of the line, unfenced  as it is,  and running alongside  the wagon road has always been  a source of danger and the erection of a fence will better'secure  the safety of the* public.1  At the instance of the board  of trade the officials of the C.P.  R. are also considering the matter of .providing stock yards for  Merritt.. .This would .not only  J increase - the"- cattle* '.shipments  fromsthis point but would be, a  great convenience' to the stock  men as well as the railroad.  *L_J'tf_Ji*.5-*^.  Province Must Fall Back on  the Coal Fields of Nicola Valley  Andrew Brydon Says That Local Field is One of the Best and  Yet Undeveloped.  "flats you  BYRON EARNSHAW  Of  ago.  President Warren with'R. F.'  Green, Judge Foran and L. M.  Rice; C:E.,j are now at Midway  H.   G.   Statham of Kamloops  reached Merritt.Wednesday night  and will take over the management of the, new .confectionery  store to be opened~this week  by  Smith & Clarke inVthe building  just north of " Coutlee's  livery  stable.   Ice cream, candies, confectionery,   soft, drinks,    cigars  and a short order restaurant will  be amongst the departments the  new company will offer for the  present.    The building has been  fitted out in fine style and  will  be roomy and comfortable..     '  . G. B. Armstrong has returned  from the coast where he spent  several days in' business and  pleasure: "'��� '��� .......  perity of the banner province  this broad Dominion.  It is true that Byron Earnshaw  spent a. large share of his earlier  life in other parts but his coming  to Nicolas was concurrent with  the coming of some of the earliest settlers.   Blessed with  ' 'You can take it from me that  there is a wonderful future  before   the   coal  industry of the  Nicola valley.    The quality will  compare favorably with the best  the province  has produced, the  quantity is inexaustible and I am"  confident that the   time is  not  far distant when British Columbia will   have to   fall  back   on  the Nicola valley coal fields   for  a supply."   So spoke Mr.   Andrew Brydon   who   for the past  few days   has been   inspecting  the coal areas through this district.   There is no   better authority on coal in the  province of  British Columbia than Mr.   Brydon and his position as manager  of the Dunsmuir mines for many  years has given him special prominence not alone in this province but throughout the entire  west.    Everywhere is his opinion  respected.  Mr.' Brydon came into the valley several days ago and in company with- Joseph Graham he  has visited the several coal properties in the district including  the Nicola Valley Coal and Coke  Co., the Diamond Vale Co.,   the  ,    x.                    a retentive memory there is no more, --, ,   ������  interesting personality  to  com- Coal Hill Syndicate and the Paci  mune with and many there are fie Coast Collieries.    "I want to  who seek but the recesses of his  comfortable'home to talk of the  past and to get a peep behind the  curtain that shields us from the  days that belonged to the pioneer.  It was 73 years ��go that Byron  Earnshaw was born in Yorkshire  England, and ten years later  came, out .with his family . to  America. They located for a  time in Philadelphia ' and afterwards took up their permanent  home' in ' Providence, Rhode  Island. But the young.lad was  of a roving disposition and, bent  Continued on pukowi\. '"        *   v*.  here express my appreciation of  the various superintendents in  according me so much valuable  assistance" were the words of  the visiting coal baron in reciting  the incidents of his visit.  Full of optimism Mr. Brydon  in looking into the future drew  a beautiful word picture of conditions several years Kence when  the* coal fields will be in a better state of developement. ��� / 'Why  you haven't begun to reach- the  coal yet" he declared. "They  have only touched the outcrops  and when they'get down into the  will   find a wonderful  wealth ���. of , coal.   -There   is   no  field ini'British'Columbia that is  better served, either in point of  quality or quantity.    Just wait  until you get direct connections  with the coast and you will find  that the local mines ��� will control  the coast markets  because they  can place coal in  Vancouver or  any other of   the coast   points  much   more    cheaply  than  the  coast operators   can.    Then too  with a little   more mining the  high class of the. .local coal will  demand a market."-  '  "Yes, there is going to be a  railroad through to the coast  across the Hope mountains from  Merritt. You can rest assured  of that. From what I know I  am in a position to say that better transportation facilities will  be provided and before very long  too. You just watch Nicola valley. It is going to beat them all  out because you have got the  goods here and you have, the  men to make thing go.''  The installation of additional  plant at the Pacific Coast Collieries ,will be undertaken very  shortly. The directors of the  Coal Hill Syndicate will move  right away towards putting in  machinery. The-Diamond Vale  Co., are constantly increasing  their staff and coal will likely  be shipped this week, an order  having been sent into the C. P.  for cars several ��� days- ago.  Everywhere is there the hand  of prosperity in evidence and  with the.;near approach of construction ^dayV> for the Kettle  Valley the ordinary citizen can  hardly comprehend the wonderful- development that this district will experience in the ensuing few months.     ��  Crew Now Workington Hamilton Hill May,be Utilized -,  The Gody f Creek _ road will  likely be constructed this year.  Frank Bailey, M.E., with a staff  of men.is now, engagedJiL-Jocat-  mg a survey and determining  the best'grades and it"i_rUrfder-  stood that just as .soon-^as the*  gangs.are finished witfinthe new  road'up Hamilton Kill leading out  of Nicola they will be placed on  this new piece of work.   - < >    j  The road will lead out of' 'Merritt either along Quilchena^Ave.  or Coutlee Ave. and will follow  Gody creek coming��out on the  Princeton road just this side of  Pete Marquet's place.   Mr.. Bailey is confident that he can find  an excellent grade,and .not onljr_  ^will-TheT"new   road   provide^a  better gradient but it will cut off  about four or five miles from the  present road to Princeton.        } R  I    Large   possibilities    surround  [the   opening   up;   of this   roa'd.  There are hundreds of acres 'of  the   very   best timber   through  that district and the~lu'mtter~mfen "  would   thus   secure   an   outlet.  The News is informed on  the  best of. authority that at least  three sawmills will be. built just  as soon as  the road is finished  and it   will   mean   a   bountiful  supply of lumber for,: ardistrict  that is now suffering a dearth of  building material. _   -; /"f \     ,   o- - ���'���-   - ���" ���      j  Methodist Church-Re v. J.  W. Hedley���Services Sunday  June 19th. Nicola 11 a. m.  Lower Nicola 3.   p.   m.  Merritt  .  7.30 p. m.  Mrs. Priest with her child has  arrived from England to join Her'  husband who is in charge of iiie  local school at Nicola." j  Mrs. H. H. Matthews is spending a few weeks with friends  in Vernon. _  Mrs. R. H. Winny is back from -  Kamloops hospital and is very  much improved in health.  "Mr. Winny went over to the Inland capital and accompanied his'  wife home. j  Armstrong,    general  of the   Nicola  Valley  Coke Co.   with G. p.  of the  W. H.  manager  Coal and  Graham, superintendent ot the  C.P.R. came up on last night's  train returning tpday. 1  Presbyterian Church: Services, Sunday, June 19. Nicola  3 p.m.,. Middlesboro~< 7:30Np.jjn.  Rev. W. J. Kidd. i  THE NICOLA .VALLEY NEWS  Friday, June 17, 1910  B:  iiiJ  Home of the travelling public.  Everything directed to the best  comfort and convenience of the  guests.  Rates $2.00 a day.  Special inducement to boarders.  GEORGE E. HYGH  PROPRIETOR  MERRITT  BRITISH COLUMBIA  Merritt Livery and Peed Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses. Express meets  all trains.    Buggies for hire.  ft. J. COUTLEE, Prop.,  Merritt, B. C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA,   :c.  The choicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand.  Fresh Fish,  Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  h  l��>  ./  ��::  ,s, _ Spend .'your summer vacation at  ! '    '    SAVONAS  " along' the shores of Kamloops Lake.    Splendid fishing and hunting.  Pleasure spot for sportsmen ���    *        -  Lakeview Hote^  Provides  for "your every want while you are "enjoying the beauty  .-, .��� *"   of'this popular resort.  Adam Ferguson, Proprietor  The Pleasure of Buying  is realized when after many days you are still satisfied with your purchase and the price paid. What gives this satisfaction ? The knowledge  that you have purchased the very highest quality on the market at tke  lowest possible price.  Through our Mail Order Department we offer the out of town buyer  these satisfying essentials. .  From first to last our stock is  empatically high grade,   and being  extensive manufacturers and importers, we are in   a  position   to  quote  price that cannot be equalled by another firm in Western Canada.  _____Write_for_our_cata1ogue. and get in touch with us if wishing  to  en..  joy good service, best quality goods, and reasonable prices.  Henry Birks & Sons, Limited  Jewelery Mail Order House  Geo. E. Trorey, Man. Dir.  Vancouver, B. C.  AL EST ATI  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 Mattings St. West. Vancouver, B.C.  Early Days in Nicola Valley  By George   Murray,   Nicola.  About two years prior to my  arrival in Nicola, I psssed a summer at Corrie, a watering place  in Arran, one of Scotland's ^enchanting Islands. While there I  boarded with a Mrs. Douglas,  who one day brought me a letter  which she had received from her  son in far distant British Columbia. The perusal of the letter  awoke my sympathy for the lone  rancher far away from the home  in which he was cradled, and all  loved ones, with not even a  neighbor nearer than eighteen or  twenty miles, save a band of Indians.  Little did I think at the time  that I should meet her son, in  his own cabin in that remote  colony and share his hospitality.  The web of life is woven and  emerges % vastly diiferent from  our anticipations and fancies.  If we did not covet ease and  and wealth, how widely different  our experiences both in pleasure  and pain from the fair and gilded dreams of youth. ..If the aim  had been to possess the .world,  and "if success has crowned the  effort, has it not also proved disappointing? May there not have  been lost in the struggle that  for which seeming gain cannot  compensate? Each human life  has its' conflicts.' Who without  awful shrinking would have  faced the arduous .��� and. fierce  struggle, if the' rough and rugged and often bitter way on to its  end- had been unfolded to our  gaze at. the beginning of our  conscious efforts and youthful  ideals. . Many of the ills of life  have been self-inflicted, but not  all., Man is not a stray atom  lashed by the surf of time, nor a  waif cast on a boisterous sea to  be mercilessly ��� buffeted, and in  the end , stranded, whether he  will or not. He is not the victim  of an implacable fate. He is the  child of a King., Would that the-  sublime consciousness of our true  destiny so gripped us with an  iron grasp, that ��� we would be  impelled to seek" and claim our  sonship. - "There is a divinity  that shapes our ends, rough hew  them as we will." It is through  toil and trial and conflict that  true manhood is attained, and  noble characters formed. When  the countless hosts of earth shall  meet in the new Heaven and the  new earth, multitudes whose  names���have���no���place���in ���the  world's annals of fame shall wear  the victor's crown; for they  wrestled and overcame. Pioneers in new lands, whether  prairie or forest have to forego  much and subject themselves to  self-denial and self renunciation.  They sow, others reap. This had  a deeper meaning in years past.  To-day, wherever colonization  takes place, railroads are eager  to follow, and immigrants have  but a short experience of what  others had to endure for a lifetime.  Canada has not and will not  produce a nobler class of men  than those who dared and subdued her forests and converted  the lair and haunts of wild beasts  into happy, peaceful and prosperous homes, where to-day millions dwell and room abounds for  more. There were giants in  those days, perhaps not intellectually and financially, but they  had brawn and muscle, and were  animated with lofty moral purpose and manifested those qualities'of mind and heart and soul  which constitute true greatness.  It has been my privilege to have  met and mingled with some of  those who lived in what may be  called Canada's heroic age. They  were aged men and women,  simple it may be in their habits,  but in grandeur of character the  new world has not surpassed  them. They, have . passed but  have left a priceless' legacy of  moral worth to succeeding generations. Among those who engaged in the arduous pursuit of  wresting from the mountains  and valleys, canyons and streams  of B.Cr their hidden treasures,  were some of the finest types of  noble manhood. But among the  gold-seekers as in other pursuits  there were the noble and ignoble,  those who could stand the test of  adversity and the more crucial  one of prosperity, and those to  whom the latter comes laden  with a thousand curses. It is  not always the deserving who  snatch the prize. Perhaps it is  best for them that they should  not. Most of the early settlers  of the Interior first endeavored  to win fortune from the gold-  fields, only to have experienced  hard - toil and keen disappointment. Wisely they betook themselves to the fertile lands which  beckoned husbandman, offering  a generous reward to those who  would diligently till and sow and  reap. Of the .valorous, class a  few are' still with us. But their  number is rapidly diminishing.  Let us honor them for their  works sake.  On * the Upper Nicola River  and in the" vicinity of Douglas  Lake two Canadian Frenchmen,  Napoleon and August Bersia  were located. Bersia was of a  thoughtful and devout turn of  mind thinking more deeply and  earnestly than he was want to  disclose. Both men sold out to  the Douglas Lake Cattle Company as also did J. Douglas, Jr.  There were' other settlers at a  later date,,'but my purpose is to  write only of those I met during  the first year of my itineray.  Provincial News  Samuel Pooley," an old pioneer  of the province, died at the provincial home in Kamloops last  week at the age of 70 years.  F. C. Carty, clerk in theRus-  sel hotel at New Westminster,  was awarded damages to the extent of $15,000 for injuries received ir the Lakeview accident  on the B. C. Electric Railway  last fall. ���  Edward ' Jenkins, formerly  agent-general for Canada in England is dead after a lengthy  illness.  M. J. O'Brien & Co. are locating wholesale wine and spirit  warehouses in Kamloops.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier will visit  Kamloops on August 29 and a  public reception is being arranged for him.  Lou Campbell, one of the real  old timers of the Kamloops district and whose name was associated with the community  known as Campbell's Creek, is  dead at a mature age. Cancer  was the immediate cause of death.  Rev. A. O. DePencier, rector  of St. Paul's church in Vancouver  was chosen as Bishop of Westminster in succession to the  late Bishop Dart.  Sir, George Newnes, owner of  the Strand, Tit Bite and other  publications is dead. He was  one of the best known journalists  in the' world.  It is now a certainty that the  Duke of Connaught will succeed  Earl Grey as governor general of  Canada. The latter will hold  office until next spring.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier's tour has  been mapped out to provide  twenty-two meetings. The first  will be at Port Arthur on July  9, the last at Medicine Hat on  September 2. Meetings in British, -Columbia will be held at  Vancouver on August 16, Victoria August 18, Kamloops August 26 and Nelson August 29.  g Fruit  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,  x-';  HEAVES  Heaves   is   the   result   of   neglected or  ignorantly treated distemper.  DlSTiEMPM  '"*"*.      _.-'-"''-''.'. '"���'        .v"v''r. --   V,-  which covers a lot of throat, and   lung  complaints is always successfully handled with,  POTTIE'S  r  Cough mixture internally and  Electric Oil Externally.  POTTIE & SONS  250 Dufferin Street, Vancouver.  Exceptiohai Opportunity  SIX LOTS  on  Quilchena  Avenue  Cash $50  Balance Monthly Payments.  This opportunity will only call on  you once.  WRITE ...  The Southern B.C. Land & Mines  Merritt, B.C.       -       Nicola, B.C.  Ashcroft Hotel  Home of the travelling public  Good  comfortable  rooms  and excellent dining service.    Rates are  reasonable.    Just give us a  call.    Representative meets all trains.  McGillivary & Veasey, Prprietors  Ashcroft, B. C.  +i^fy*Afi,-ifimKsms��*w<*v*amttiv**ri��* Friday, June 17, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Construction Starts  m a  .  .1  0  "*,v  Few Days  Cfintftrtml from pairo oiip.  returned from- completing" a  re-  conaissance. survey for the  British Columbia and Alaska  rail-  ; way   through    Central    British  ' Columbia, has been appointed, by  -���.' the Kettle River Valley  Railway  Company as its  valuator, to act  ; with Mr. R. F. Green, the nominee of   ttye   provincial   government, and a third  commissioner  to estimate ..the  amount  which  the Kettle River valley lines will  ,   pay' for-the "acquired  right of  *   way of the abandoned   Midway  & Vernon  road,   such  payment  1   being applied  to settlement of  the outstanding indebtedness of  (   the   Midway    &   Vernon.    The  valuators, with President James  ;   J. Warren, of the Kettle River  .    valleys lines, have  left Victoria  for the 'field of operations and it  is expected that not more  than  !   threeTor... four  days will  be  required "for inspections   and  investigations-of' the old  right-of-  way, immediately upon the completion Vf "which," contracts  will  be awarded, arid actual construction; of'this- road,   assisted  by a  mileage grant of $5,000 from the  province of British Columbia and  the established Dominion subsidy  of $6,200,   will-begin^ simultaneously  from Merritt-and  from  Midway.    Allowing for a maximum of possible delay,   the  dirt  will be flying arid construction in  progress within a fortnight from  this ��� date. ,  'V'Sucli jn brief was the announcement made  by  President -J., J.  Warren  when  he  reached Vic-  . toria from  Toronto, by  way  of  the , American    lines.    Tenders  for, the, roadbuilding were privately invited some little time ago  Mr. Warren says and everything  is ready t for active prosecution  of- the work.    The chief engineer  Mr. Andrew  McCulloch  is  now  on the field,   and the  contracts  now about to;be let will in  all  ,.Pi.9babiih.y_be��� for     somewhat  - more" than the twenty-five miles  owhich^the  company,   under- its  provincial subsidy act, is required to; complete  during the present season,   although it is  not  expected that much  more than  the] prescribed. mileage can  be  completed \ this  year.-:   The report that-MK; Lumsden;   late of  thej National: Transcontinental,  was to have charge of the work  in   ^behalf of ' the   proprietary  company, is stated.by President  Warren "to"' have  been   wholly  without foundation in fact.  .   It is the ambition of the- company to complete rail connection  between    Merritt. and.   Midway  with the very least possible  de  lay,   although   in    view of  the  heavy work at" the two passes, it  is  improbable  that the  section  will be completed  in   much  less  time than three years.    The line  between   these  two  rising and  prosperous centres traverses,two  important summits���the  Kettle  River-Okanagan divide and  that  of the Okanagan-Goldwater.    In  the case of  the former a  maximum grade of 1  3-2 per cent is  encountered for a short distance,  while on the latter rise the maximum gradient   is   but one per  cent,   Alignment on  the whole  is satisfactory, and the intention  of   the   company   is  to   "build  right" from  the  beginning,   so  that the accomplished result will  be a railroad   that   wili  require  neither correction  nor   material  alteration.    The line is designed  to   open   up  very    considerable  areas of good farming land, some  extensive    tracts   of ���-excellent  timber,   and  numerous  mineral  sections���both coal and metali-  ferous.-   The   company     means  business, and is desirous of completing its undertaking and making   it    profit-earning    at   the  earliest possible   date,. even exceeding if possible  the  requirements of the government as  to  assurance of continuity and rapidity in construction.    The  labor  question in this   instance is   one  which does not occasion the company any serious anxiety.  Mr. Warren .is no stranger to  British Columbia���or indeed to  any part of Canada where men  of large ideas and progressive  activities are in their -element.  A - native Canadian, born at  Oshawa,'Ont, he is, while ye\a  young man, following in the  footsteps of those other Canadian  railway and nation . builders,  James J. Hill, William Mackenzie  and D. D, Mann. He is already  the president of one important  Eastern Canadian railway, and  of one of the largest financial  associations of his native province. British' Columbia appeals  to him in its vast potentialities,  as it must appeal to all captains  of' industry who glimpse^ the  variety and the extent of its resources, as an ideal field for the  employment of his constructive  talents with legitimate profit and  to the benefit of the land of his  birth.        - .    .  CONTRACTS LET  The contracts for the supply  of poles for the / government  telephone line have been an-,  nounced by Superintendent  Chas. Stevens at Kamloops.  Thompson and McClughan of  Kamloops, J. N. R. Nash of  Nicola and W. R. Macdonald of  Lower Nicola were the successful tenderers. Fir poles will be  used almost "exclusively.  Brown & Schmock  Tonsorial  Parlors  THE APPLE SHOW  The directors in charge of  the approaching apple show in  Vancouver have' named a man  to tour the fruit growing districts  of the province and get exhibits.  He will likely be in Nicola early  in July.  A   complete   stock   of  fectionery and candies  always on hand.  con-  Ice Cream and  Soft Drinks a  NOTICE  Season 1910  W. E. BROWN     WM. SCHMOCK  MERRITT, B. C.  Imported  pure  bred  Stallion  Clydesdale  BARON  DERBY  No. 9491 in Canadian National  Records, and 14580 in Clydesdale  Horse Society of Great Britain  and Ireland. Sired by Barons  Pride, Dam Gitana by Hiawatha, will serve limited number of broken mares at Quinsharden ranch, Dot, B. C, and  at points between Quinsharden  ranch and Merritt during the  season. >   -  See posters  for further particulars as to dates etc.  If you want the best service for  your money when in Kamloops  you should stop  ot the  Dominpn Hotel  We pride ourselves on the dining  room service we give to the pubic  and our other departments are  equally well sustained.  W. R. GRAHAM, Proprietor  Kamloops. B.C.  We are offering the public special prices  on goods recently purchased at a reduction on  cost. In this line we have'something to suit  everyone and we are adding all our winter  underwear. Each and every garment^we will  sell at 33 1-3 per cent off the regular mark for  two weeks to clear. This is a genuine reduction sale. Call and get a bargain and be convinced at the old stand.  G. B. Armstrong,  MERRITT,  B.C.  Lytton's Popnlar Hotelry  Basilic Hotel  Good   Meals,   Good Comfortable  Beds and Best Serv'ce. "  Rates  Reasonable.  Imported, pure    bred   Hackney  Pony Stallion  Harriestoun  Meteor  Walter C Keeble  ..Proprietor,.  LYTTON, B.C.  No. 10892 Hackney Horse Society  of Great Britain and Ireland.  Foalded in 1907, sired by Johnie  Cope outof Little Pollie Perkins  by Sir Waldie, will serve a limited number of broken mares at  Quinsharden ranch, Dot, _. B. C,  during this season./''     *-'.  ���Mares must.not exceed 141-2  hands in height.-' ��� "'  1 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  $20.007��for the  Season.  H. ABBOTT,  .     , ' ~.   .   v >. . Owner.  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 Beauty Spot of British Columbia  HOPE  Picturesquely situated along the banks of the Fraser River, and  a history as romantic as the place is beautiful.  Coiquahalla Hotel  We can offer you scenic beauty, comfort and pleasure���what  more do you want.    Good hunting and fishing.    Future railroad centre.  Fred. Parnaby, Proprietor  Coiquahalla Hotel Hope, B. C  The B. and B.  Automobile Co.  SHOW. ROOMS  New Masonic Temple Bldg.  Georgia arid Seymour Sts.  Vancouver, B. C.  P. O. Box 367.  :Cor  Annual Picnic ot  Lower Nicola  The Annual Picnic under the Auspices  the Methodist Church will be held     ::  of  Saturday, June  15th,  1910  Sports, Games, etc.  Everybody. Welcome.*  .  Supper will be had in time so as to catch %  evening train. ��� -  - - ~ ��  Conveyance Meets Trains Arriving  and   Deporting  The  The  The  REO FORD-.    WHITE  MERRITT HOMESITES  ESS 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  A NEW SpXjRE j  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 h^ve also  a stock of Men's Overalls, Smocks,' Shirts, Underwear, Collars,   Ties,   Belts,  Etc., also Graniteware, Glass ware, China^-  _ware_and_Tinware,_thatJ_will-dispose-ofata-very-low-figure^���=  The best of goods.    Quick sales   and small profits f is my  motto,    Call and be convinced.  A.L. LEONARD, Proprietor^  SlctE��  Ltd.  Terms to suit all  purses  Merritt, B. C.  J. P. BOYD    -    -    Manager.  Act now���profit  accordingly  is the best investment you can  get and this is particularly  true of  KAMLOOPS  REALTY  The future railway centre of the  interior. No place outside of  Vancouver has made more substantial progress during the past  two years.  The very fact that so much outside capital is coming into the  city is evidence of the attractiveness of the field for investment.  C- N. R. Divisional Base will be  located in Kamloops. For information address  Dalgleish & Corbett  REAL ESTATE BROKER  We do the  biggest business in ourlin-  in Kamloops.  Harness add  Saddlery  _*  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock. Y-  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right. ,5  Agent for Mendelsolm;and  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J, BARWICK }  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 hostelries along the line. /  J. Co Clarence  Manager  / THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday; ' June 17,: 191 o  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance.  Six months $1.00  EDITOR - - - S. N. DANCEY  Oi��e dollar per inch per month f��r retrula advertising. Land and water notices $7.50 for GO  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.  THE KETTLE VALLEY  The announcement from Victoria to the effect that construction work on the Kettle Valley  railway out of Merritt .will be  started in the course of a few  days is pleasant reading to the  good people of Nicola valley.  President J J. Warren definitely  states that construction will start  simultaneously from Merritt and  Midway and that as much of the  road as possible will be built this  year. The announcement is...in  line with the statements made  from time to time by The News  and which cover a period as far  back as six weeks ago.  Just what construction days  will mean to Merritt can hardly  be comprehended by any who  have not a full appreciation of  the wonderful industrial impetus  that must necessarily follow.  It will mean the employment of  a vast army of men at our very  doors. It will mean. the enhancement of our interests  commercially ��� and industrially.  It will mean the betterment of  conditions for every class of the  community. _ In brief it will  mean new life to a town that has  ' displayed wonderful progress  during the brief space of two  years.  ;-The \ building of the Kettle  Valley railway will give us direct communication with the  boundary districts. It will open  up a.new and valued market for  our coal and other products. It  will bring us into closer touch  with the points immediately  across the border and which are  many hours distant through  present conditions of transportation.  There has been considerable  doubt as to whether the Kettle  Valley line would be built this  year or not. The News has been  persistent in its announcement  that construction would start before the time limit expired on  July 10. Our information came  from what we considered to be  a good reliable source and now  that it has received official confirmation at the hands of the  president, J. G. Warren, we have  double reason to feel satisfied.  With the completion of the' line  Merritt will be on the main highway for the southern mainline of  the Canadian Pacific railway and  which now passes" through the  Crow's Nest country. Our transportation facilities .will, then be  materially erichanced" and the  future of Merritt doubly assured.  THE FRUIT INDUSTRY  A dispatch from Winnipeg  states that it will be impossible  to secure any British Columbia  fruit for Manitoba markets this  year because the entire supply  from the fruit farms of the coast  province will be required for the  Albertan and Saskatchewan markets. The Manitoba fruit importers must- send their good  money to Oregon and Washington.  There is much significance in  that despatch, much more than  the ordinary man would suspect,  and it should awaken to a larger  sense of duty those men who  are promoting the fruit growing  industry in British Columbia.  There is no reason why British  Columbia cannot grow' sufficient  fruit to supply every market  throughout the west. We have  the soil. We have the climatic  conditions and it but requires^ a  little more energy on the part  of the fruit growers. -  There are thousands of acres  of good land throughout the  province that are barren waste  today and which with a little  water would grow the highest  grade of fruit. We have land in  Nicola valley that .would be invaluable to fruit growing were  it granted the attention and improvements that it requires.  One has but to visit.the different  orchards throughout this * district  to know and appreciate the wonderful possibilities surrounding  the fruit growing industry-locally. The choicest of apples and  small fruits are grown every  season by several of the local  ranchers _and there is no reason  whatever why Nicola valley  should not take a foremost place  amongst the fruit producing districts of the province.     ::  We have but to turn to the  story of the development of the  fruit industry in the Okanagan.  At Summerland arid Kelowna as  well as at other points the same  difficulties that confront local  fruit growers were experienced.  But perseverance and pluck overcame these difficulties and today  we find that Summerland and  Kelown are amongst the largest  producers of fruit in the fruit  belt. The soil of Nicola valley  is even more valuable than . that  of the Okanagan. The climate  is the superior of the Okanagan  and looking at it from every  viewpoint there loom up large  possibilities and opportunities  that not'alone the fruit growers  but every .citizen of Nicola valley  should appreciate and improve.  THE TELEPHONE SERVICE  Last week we were in receipt  of a long letter from Charles  Stevens, superintendent of the  government telephone "service,  but lack of space unfortunately  precluded its publication. . Mr.  Stevens wrote in reply to an ed-  itoral commentory upon the resolution of . censure passed upon  him by the Nicola Valley*. Board  of Trade.     Like all  other' ser  vants of the government he seeks  to place the onus upon the department and to thus escape the  responsibility that inevitably  follows the lamentable neglect  that has characterized the operation of the telephone service  throughout this district.  We know and appreciate the  scope that is generally allotted  to a government official but we  can also assure Mi\ Stevens that  many of the ills of the local service are not affected in the least  by the authority of the department at Ottawa but on the other  hand are due almost solely to indifference on the part of the man  who has been placed in charge.  We do not refer to Mr. Munro at  Nicola, who is in charge of the  exchange, because Mr. Munro as  well as his estimable ���. wffe have  ever been zealous in the performance of their duty.  ��� An instance of the indifference  displayed by , Mr. Stevens was  furnished last week when he deliberately, passed up Merritt  while on a tour of inspection  through this district. Merritt  above all other places should  have received a little attention  at his hands not alone because  of its commercial superiority but  because of the fact that the installation of an exchange involving the expenditure of considerable money was soon to be undertaken. We venture the assertion that Mr. Stevens has not  the faintest knowledge of conditions in and' around .Merritt  because after all. this knowledge  can only be intelligently grasped  through personal observation.  It is true that he telephoned*  down from Nicola a few minutes  before the train came through  asking the officers of the Merritt  Board of Trade to wait upon him  at the station. The man who  spent so many hours in and  around Nicola and Quilchena and  who could have reached Merritt  ilia few minutes with a team of  horses "without affecting in the  least the business interests that  he went to Nicola to serve, asked  the business men of Merritt to  sacrifice their time to meet him  and discuss a matter, the very  importance of which would well  demand the presen ce of that  official in Merritt for at least a  whole day. Still Mr. Stevens  says he has never shown the  least indifference in his treatment of the local  service.     But  the facts cannot be outweighed  and we trust the verdict with  any fair minded man. That is  our answer to Mr. Stevens and  we can but again assure him that  if the construction of an vex-;  change is not undertaken very  shortly in the town of Merritt  that a privately owned service,  capital for which has already  been subscribed, will be provided.  1  RASES  FIELD SPORTS  AUTOMOBILE RAGES  KAMLOOPS BAND IN ATTENDANCE  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,     ^creterY;of.Comrmttees,'     NICOLA,   B.C.  �����  1  �����  9  I  In the course of a few days the Conklin estate will be placed on the market and the citizens of  Merritt as well as the outside public will have an opportunity of investing in what is destined to be  the residential district of Merritl.  You cannot make a mistake when you invest money in the Conklin estate. Situated in the best  part of a town that is bound to be one of the greatest commercial centres of the upper country and  particularly well adapted to home making.  Watch this space next week.   We will have something definite for you  The biggest boom of the season will be when this estate goes on the .market because everybody is  looking for it.    For information apply to  73"  .^v.  OFFICES OVER BANK OF MONTREAL,  MERRITT, B. C.  1 u  *?���  I  i-#_H  n  1  1  \w\  Vi  -Jj Friday^ June 17, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  '.'.Gemmill Has It "  applies  Just in a line of British  Cameras   and   supplies!  ���- . t.  Quality    the   best   and  prices the same.  Any information cheerfully given.  ' Look for   particulars   in  this space next week'.  Go   M.  Gemmill  Druggist and Stationer  ADENT MASON & RISCH PIANO CO.  Merritt        - -        British Columbia  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Mrs. Edgar Luhn, Nicola,' has  as~*Her guest 'Mrs?' ��� D." W. Rowlands of Ashcroft.    Mrs. Kay left by Wednesday  morning's train for the-coast  where she will visit friends.  1. -      '    w_  Dr. J. A. King, the eye specialist from Vancouver has been  in the* valley for several days  this week.  A. L.' Dingee went down to  Spences Bridge on Tuesday  morning's train returning "the  same evening.    --      .   -  Anglican Church: Services,  Sunday, "June 19^ Nicola, 8 a.  m".,"'and'7:30 "p-.ni:,   Merritt,   11  - a.m.... Rev.. J. , Thompson.  _..���..County.court at, Yale will be  held on June 30 and not on June  20 as erroneously announced m  the adyertisfement in this papeY\  Thomas Leith; school- inspector  is through this,. district, this,  week, coming in on Monday  night's. train. He conducted  examinations at Nicola.  Chief Constable Jos. Burr of  Ashcroft has been in the valley for several days on official  business. He returned home by  Tuesday morning's train.  E.; Stuart Webster,  known in  "MemU-as"itKe1advance agent~for  the Pringle Stock company has  "joined the " reportorial- staff" of  -the Kamloops Standard.  Mrs. W. J. Thompson with two  children arriyedHi from Salmon;  Arm by Monday night's train to  joinder-husband" who has just  opened afbilliard. and pool parlor  - at-Merritt. -^ - --''*������-*" ^: ���&-:: ������������������.���  Wiiliam Voght did not get  away to the coast; until Monday  morning's train. He will i)e  away for a week or so during  which time he will renew old  acquaintances on the coast.  In the bills advertising the  sports at Nicola for Dominion  day an error appeared in which  .the..pony.race was given as 14  hanas and under when it should  have read 14.2 hands and under.  rs David Wilson of Los-Angeles  is over.'onsa visit to his brothers  atPrincetoril-: Mr. Wilson is a  former resident of Vancouver  and is well known on the coast.  He will stay at Princeton for  several weeks.  W. S. McCann of Kingston,  Ont., with, C. ,S. Camsell, of  Ottawa, have gone out Tulameen  way this ,. week on geological  work for the department at  Ottawa.*" Their pack train is in  charge of Dave Leggatt of Hedley.' " They will make a complete  ���new.. geological survey.  Mrs. Stanley Kirby-"returned  home last Saturday night after  spending several weeks with  friends on the coast.  His Honor Judge Swanson  came over from Kamloops by  Tuesday night's train for the  purpose of holding county court  at Nicola.  J. G. Thyiine is back from a  trip to Kamloops where he purchased five brood mares from.the  well known horse dealer, Harry  Vasey.  A number of tHe poles of the  government'telephone line between Nicola and Kamloops  were blown down by the heavy  winds of last.Friday night. "Repair gangs were out oh the road  the first thing Monday morning.  The tennis court at Nicola was  formally opened last Friday  afternoon. Many from Merritt  attended "and a most enjoyable  afternoon was spent.- Amongst  the outside guests was Mrs.  Rowlands of Ashcroft who is  visiting-Mr. and  Mrs. E. Lunn.  Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bothroyd  with their children have gone to  Tacoma, Wash., to live. The*y  left by Saturday morning's train  and were'accompanied as far as  Spences Bridge by Mr. and, Mrs.  Alex. Coutlee. The hest of good  wishes will follow them to their  new home across the border.  ; ' The thirty sixth annual session  of the grand lodge I. O. O'. F.  .which was held at Kamloops last  -week was probably the most successful in the history of the  order.' In point of attendance  and enthusiasm it eclipsed any  previous meet and the'citizens of  Kamloops did themselves proud  in-lavishing hospitality upon  their guests.   . ,  The Summerland Review has  the following :, T. J. Smith is at  present in.negotiations with the  Kelowna Canning Company for  the purchase of the plant, which  they recently discarded as being  too small for their purpose, this  season and there is every prospect of the deal going* through,  so the district may stijl hope .to  see a cannery in readiness to  handle the'present year's crop.  It" will operate in the shed on the  present wharf.  The Bank of Montreal will  erect a magnificent residence on  the property recently purchased  from the Conklin estate. It is  an ideal location for a home on  the river bank and with five and  a half acresv there is ample room*  to provide everything that goes  to make a home pleasant and  comfortable1. MT~ LTTrrimmett  will also build a fine new home  on the property adjoining that  secured by Mr. .Strickland and  which he purchased a few days  ago. /uy,y,-,,y;y  The officers and men of "D"  squadron, -British Columbia Horse'  and .particularly those in charge  of the Nicola trodp^'are* to be  congratulated upon the excellent  turnout last Saturday evening.  It was the first public drill for  the "corps and there. was considerable interest manifest on all  sides. Nicola sent down a strong  detachment but the representa-  tion^from the other centres was  not as large as anticipated. Some  of the men had never ridden  horses previously but they succeeded well in their initial  trial.  Graham, Trainmaster Cameron  and others. They came up in  Mr. Bury's private car, Champagne and Mr. Busteed's car,  Lilloett.  Mrs. James Gray.and; children  with Mrs. ��� Dave Gray and Mrs.  Pete Smith and child left by yesterday morning's train for the  coast. They will spend-two or  three weeks with friends at Vancouver and Nanaimo.  The annual pjcnic under the  auspices of the local Methodist  church will be held at Lower Nicola tomorrow. A large attendance is assured.  The Greenwood Ledge states  that by July 20 the Greenwood  smelter will be smelting from  2300 to 2500 tons of ore daily  for the enlargement of two of  the furnaces will then have been  completed. The bulk of the ore.  comes from the Mother Lode  mine.  dollars while James Robertson &  Co. have given a magnificent  silver cup. Many other special  prizes have also been received.  It was decieed to decorate the  town for the occasion. The track  is now being placed into shape  for the races. -  NOTICE TO PYTHIANS  All members of the Knights  of Pythias as well as those interested in the formation of a local  lodge are asked to convene at the  Coldwater hotel, Merritt, on  Sunday afternoon next, June 19,  at the hour of three o'clock.  DOMINION DAY CELEBRATION  The committees in charge' of  the Dominion day celebration, at  Nicola had another session in the  board of trade rooms at Nicola  Tuesday night when plans were  materially advanced. The matter of the special train from'  Kamloops and way points formed  the principal discussion and S. N.  Dancey was appointed to go .to  Vancouver and to interview . the  officials of the Canadian Pacific  railway. The securing of the  Kamloops city band was endorsed and with a band and special  train the committees anticipate a  big influx of visitors. The prize  lists were reviewed and ' the  finance committee reported  splendid success in the matter of  monetary assistance. The Hudson's Bay Co. kindly donated.ten  TRAVEL BY AUTO  The Merritt Auto Livery announces that it will carry passengers to and from Lower Nicola  tomorrow (Saturday).on the occasion'of the Methodist picnic.  The fare for the round trip will  be one dollar and children half  price. To those returning after  9 p. m. an extra charge of 25  cents will be made. Will leave  postoffice hourly commencing at  8 a. m. Come early and avoid  the l-ush. IT.  THE GLORIOUS TWELFTH  If present indications can be  accepted as a criterion there  will be a goodly "representation  at the Twelfth of July celebration in Kamloops from Merritt  and Nicola. The special train  will be an inducement to many  to go and the excursion will be a  large one. The local lodge will  turn out strong and it is not  improbable that a baseball team  will go over to play ball with  the Kamloops team thus drawing  from the sporting element.  As announced in last week's  News a,party of C. P. R. officials  visited Merritt arid /Nicola last  Friday evening. Theyinspected  the local properties and the general superintendent stated that  amongst the first matters taken  up by the company would be the  provision of a new station for  Merritt. The present building  will be used as a freight shed  and it is likely that the new  structure will be placed more to  the east. The party comprised  General Manager Bnry, General  Superintendent H. H. Busteed;  Divisional Superintendent G. E.  A NARROW SQUEEZE  It required overtime for the  New Westminster Royals to defeat the Vancouver's in last Saturday's fight in the lacrosse  league. This ,win for the Minto  cup holders puts the Terminal  city bunch out of the running for  the championship." Vancouver  was up against a hard proposition-  in that they'were minus the services of four "of their best men  who struck for higher pay. The  disorganized team played well,  however, and their backers attrib-  ute-the loss to the absence of-gen-  eralship. The score at full time  was a tie, three all, and in the  overtime period the Royals drew  blood, making the final score 4 to 3  in their favor.  pitched ball for .Kamloops  amongst other places, is' doing  the twirling for the Whitehorse  nine in the Midnight league of  the far north.  :-' Tom Skarkey, the big sailor is  busy training and will challenge  the winner of the Johnston-Jeffries fight on July 4.  Plans are on foot to send a baseball team to Kamloops on July 12  to try conclusions with the team  belonging to the Inland capital.  The game for the Nicola celebration on Dominion day has been  called off because Kamloops has  to go to Armstrong on that day to  play. There is excellent material  in the valley at the present time  and the fans are confident that a  team be gathered together that  will make the best of them go.  In view of the fact that a special  train is going to Kamloops on the  Twelfth arrangements are under  way to send a ball team along and  add lustre to the day.       ;<���  The tennis, court on the Diamond Vale property at Merritt is  becoming a popular rendezvous  these days and many new* players are budding out. Merritt  will doubtless have a good strong  team for the approaching tourney  though the Nicola players are  losing no opportunity to get in  some pretty stiff practice work.  .      ��� ., O . ;;   Billy Blackbourhe,. the well  known ball player, > and who has  ��� Stanley Ketchel knocked out  Jim Smith of New York in the  fifth round of a scheduled ten-  round bout at the National Sport-  ing_Club-by-a-rightswing���tothe  jaw.   o ���  - Cloughen, the American champion short distance sprinter, met  Bobby Kerr, the Cadadian champion, at Toronto last Saturday.  Irijthe 100, yards event the two  men ran a dead heat in 10 1-5 seconds but in the 220 yard go  Cloughen beat Kerr by two yards  in 22 3-5.   ������o ���    .  Superior weight, crushing  strength and bulldog tenacity  gave Stanislaus Zybysco, champion wrestler of Poland, victory  in a hard fought match against  Dr. B. F. Roller of Seattle. The  giant Pole took the first fall  after a terrific struggle that lasted an hour and fifty-two minutes  arid in the second fall forced his  exhausted /opponent's shoulders  to the,mat in nineteen minutes.  ; Ad. Wolgast's first fight since  he took the cnampionship from  Battling Nelson on February 22/  was a failure, and the champion  fractured his left arm. He  fought < ten rounds with Jack  Redmond of Milwaukee in the  same ring where he got his start  to the championship. In the  fourth round Wolgast injured  his left arm on one of Redmond's  elbows, and in the seventh round  he snapped a bone in the forearm about three,.inches above  the wrist.  THE MUSICAL ECKHARDTS  The music loving people of  Merritt and vicinity are assured  of a real genuine treat on the  evenings of June 18 and 20 when  the Musical Eckhardts will present a "bill at Menzies hall. There  is no organization travelling on  the road today that has won a  larger measure of popularity  than !have the Eckhardts and  the local public is real fortunate  in having a visit from them.  The enterprise is given under  the auspices of the Merritt  Athletic Association.  followed by fire. The dead and  injured were all employees of  The Herald and numbered women as well as men.  A MONTREAL TRAGEDY  .Between thirty and forty lives  were lost in a fire that destroyed  the Montreal .Herald newspaper  building on Monday. A water  tank crashed down through the  roof and the falling of this  was  C. P. R. TIMETABLE  Nicola Branch  Going north���Leave Nicola  9:30, Merritt 10, Coutlee 10:06,  Lower Nicola 10:16, Canford  10:31, Dot 11:10, Clapperton 11:55  and Spences Bridge at 12.30.  Going north���Leave Spences  Bridge 16:45, ' Clapperton 17:25,  Dot 18:05, Canford 18:45, Lower  Nicola .18:50, Coutlee 19:05, Merritt 19:10 and reaching Nicola  19:45.  Mainline  Going west leave Spences  Bridge No.' 1 at 15:05, No. 97 at  24:36, No. 5 at 2 o'clock.  Going east leave. Spences  Bridge No. 2 at 16:15, No. 96 at  2:37, and No. 6 at 24:36.  ontrea  Established  1817. Head  Office:    Montreal  PAID UP CAPITAL $14,400,000. REST $12,000,000  Sir Edward Clousron, Bar..  - President and General Manager.  Branches in all the principal cities and towns in Canada,  also in London, Eng., New York, Chicago and Spokane.  Savings. Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  BRANCHES IN THE NIGOLA VALLEY  NICOLA :  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  MERRITT: .   ., ,  S. L. SMITH, Acting Sub-Agent  a.I  Special  Prices in Jewelery  The latest in Ladies' and Gents Watches at prices to,  suit all. " "'"'"'  Call and see our line in Lockets, Ladies' and Gents  Watch Fobs and Chains.  Our special line in Alarm and Mantle Clocks are going  fast.    Come while the prices are good. ���  i --���  Bring your repairs and get them done right.  ,     -i  . -.-      .-        '.���;    ':''".i  James Simpson  Repairs Guaranteed.       Watchmaker and Jeweler ,  MERRITT  H__l  OLDWATER HOTEL  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. McIntyre, prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  You Need  a Summer Suit  It is a question that confronts every man just about now.  I have a complete line of the best old country cloths and give  the best of satisfaction   in   both   workmanship  and   quality  of  rrnnrlc "Pi.i_._ac   nv__   rancnnaKIa   anr!  will   fit-   tV._a   cmnll_icf     r_i_��*c___i  purse.  Just opening up in the Old Nash Building, Quilchena, Ave.  Two doors west of the new Coldwater Hotel.  CLEANING AND PRESSING A SPECIALTY  ��� ,-.: GIVE ME A TRIAL AND IT WILL PAY YOU  G. STEPHENSON, Merchant Tailor  MERRITT, B.C.  Nicola Valley  '���'".-.���'-'".Dealersin"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 THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday,. June 17, 1910  The Coal Hill Syndicate  is in a position to  quote you  LOWEST PRICES  on any quantity of their  now famcus 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-  Cash with order     Prom  Lots  liveryj  Jos. Graham, mr  P.O. Box  17 Merritt, B.C.  Automobiles  VANCOUVER AUTOMOBILE AND  CYCLE CO., LIMITED  Garage and Salesrooms���  632-636 Seymour  Street, Vancouver  "Cadillac"   "Oldsmobile" "Oakland"  Touring  and Runabnut Models.  "Rapid." Commercial Trucks.  Demonstrations Arranged.  We improve with age  r       *   ^ _.      1 *  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  NOTICE  Season 1910  HACKNEY STALLION  (7460  Color���Chestnut, white legs, star  on face.  Sire-Gold Finder 6th (1791) by  Danegelt (154).  Dan-Estelle   (10892)   by Stow  Sabriel (5416).  S. Dam���Queen Esther (1332) by  - Low Derby 2nd (417).  Sg. Dam���Miss Agnes by Den  *-    mark (177).  SEASON MAY lst-July 1st  Terms $15 for Season.  $20  for  return   privileges   and  pasture.  $20 Insurance.  'Will . stand 'at. Nicola Stock  Farm and^will travel once a week  between, Nikola, and Lower Nicola. Mares taken and well looked after.  R. H. WINNY,  Nicola Stock Farm.  GEO. H. BROUGHTON  Grodute S. P, S.  DOMINION and FRONINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Merritt Princeton   , Penticton  NOW AT MERRITT  Bryon Earnshaw  Continued from _pagc one.  on seeing the world as best he  could he ran away from home  and taking passage on a merchant ship rounded Cape Horn  and found himself at San Francisco. It was a beautiful morning when he landed in the southern city and lured on by the rush  for gold, which held sway at the  time, he was not long in seeking  out the gold camps in Tulamaney  county in the southern part of  California.  For four years he mined with  a fair measure of success and  then pressed forward in search of  new fields for the famous rush  up the Fraser had then become  known and he amongst others  decided to seek a fortune there.  The old steamship, Pacific, was  running between San Francisco  and Watcom on.j3ellingham Bay  and Baron Earnshaw booked  passage. This same boat was  wrecked a few years later just  after leaving Victoria and there  was a terrible loss of life���a  tragedy that has long since become history.  Reaching Watcom the prospectors built there own boats,  improvised as they were, and  sailed " for the Fraser river.  Byron Earnshaw got up as far  as Texas Bar between Hope and  Yale the .first year and there he  stayed to mine. That was jn '58.  Success was to fall to his lot and  for a time his earnings averaged  between $20 and $50 a day.  The next spring he came further up the river, reaching  Bridge river up in the Lilloett  country. Leaving there he came  back as, far as Van Winkle Bar  across from Lytton and now  given over to the celebrated Earle  fruit farm. It was there he met  the man who was to become one  of his life partners, one who  was to be to him a life friend-  Thomas G. Earle. Friendship  developed and. the following  spring the two men set out for  the Cariboo gold fields. At  Antler Creek they met Ned Stout,  one of the pioneers of the gold  fields and warm acquaintanceship resulted. For two . years  they mined in Northern parts  and then came back-to Van  Winkle Bar. After working for  a time with Mr. Earle, Byron  Earnshaw constructed a ferry  boat of his own and on New  Year's day, '63, started the first  ferry across the Fraser near  Lytton and for seven years he  followed .this pursuit. Selling  out the ferry business he came  back���with���Mr.���Earle.���One-of-  the men with whom he was  closely associated at the time  was Mortimer Cook who conducted a ferry across the Thompson  river just back of the point now  known as Spences Bridge. It  was known as Cook's Ferry.  One of the treasured articles  that Mr. Earnshaw has today is  a letter from the late Mortimer  Cook written from Topeka, Kansas. Mr. Cook was an officer of  the first board of trade at Topeka  and a circular descriptive of the  board which he sent to M.r. Earle  at the time tells in interesting  words the story of early days in  that well known city.  Early in '72 Byron Earnshaw  came over the Nicomen trail and  sought out the Nicola valley.  For a time he farmed on the  land now known as the Clemes  ranch afterwards taking land at  Lower Nicola which he subsequently sold to Marcus Woodward.;  In '76; he set. out for Minnie  Lake where, he took up land.  He was the first settler in that  district and shortly afterwards  Mr. Kilroy came in and settled.  William Voght, }t John Clapperton  Edwin Dalley and John Douglas  were amongst his first friends  here and it was only the other  day that he came down to see  his old mate, William Voght, and  to talk over the past as these  pioneers are wont to do.  THE LION AND  THE MOUSE.  1  8  By CHARLES KLEIN  A Story of American Life Novelized From the Plav *v  ARTHUR  HORNBLOIV.  COPYRIGHT.     1906.    BY    G.    W.    DILLINGHAM    COMPANY  (Continued    rom Last Wcoc)  "Vioii. .K-.riM'HOii. you in../ i>e nsfit  from your point of view," replied Imm  mother weakly. She iiiv.-u-iiil.ry ended  by ;ifiivein_r with the Inst one who :ir-  pued with her. "You are or _.j;e. of  course. Your parents have only a  moral rif?M over you. Only remember  thi;: It would be foolish of you to do  anything now to anger your father. Ilia  interests are your interests. Don't do  iiu.vtliitijx to .jeopardize them. Of course  you can't be forced to marry a girl you  uon't care for. but your father will be  bitterly disappointed. lie had set his  heart on this match. He knows all  about your infatuation for Miss Iloss-  inore. and it has made him -furious. I  .juppose you've heard about her father." - ,.  ���Yes, and it's a dastardly outrage.'"  blurted out Jefferson. "It's a eouspir-  acy against one of the most honorable  men that ever lived, and I mean to ferret out aud expose the authors. I came  here today to ask father to help me."  "You came to ask your father to help-  you'/" echoed his mother incredulously.  "Why not?" demanded Jefferson. "Is  it true, theu, that he is selfishness incarnate? Wouldn't he do that much to  help a friend?"  "You've-come  to , the - wrong  house,  hat. As the enrrlago drove ofT the  young man not Iced that Kale glanced  nt one of the ppper windows where  Mr. Bagley si<��xl behind a curtain  wntehiiig. Jefferson returned to the  house. The psychological moment had  arrived. lie must go now and confront  his father iu the library.  Jeff.    You ought to know that.    Your    the  "system."    Here were  made  father is far from being Judge Ross  ruore's friend. Surely you have sense  enough to realize that there are two  reasons why he would not raise a Auger to help him. One is that he has  always been his opponent in public  life, and the other is that you want to  marry his daughter." . ,  -  "Yes, I see now. mother. You .are  right." Then he added bitterly: "That  has always been the trouble at home.  No matter where I turn, I am up  against a stone wall���the money interests. One never hears a glimmer of  fellow feeling, never a word of human  sympathy, only cold calculation, heartless reasoning, money, money, money!  Oh, I am sick of it! I don't want any  of it. I am going away where' I'll hear  no more of it.'" ���-_  ��� His- mother- laid her hand gently on  his shoulder.  "Don't talk that way, Jefferson. Your  father L< not a bad man at-heart." -.You  know that. His life has been devoted  to money making, and'he has made a  greater fortune than any man living or  dead. lie is" only what his life lias  made him. He has a good heart, aud  he loves you. his only sou. But his  business enemies--ah.; those he never  forgives!"  Jefferson was about to reply when  suddenly a dozen electric bells sounded  all over the house. '  "What's that?" exclaimed Jefferson,  alarmed and.starting toward the door.  "Oh, that's nothing." smiled his  mother. "We have had that put in  since you went away. ��� Your father  must have just come in. -Those bella  announce the fact. It was done so  that if there happened to be any strangers in the house they could be kept  out of the way until he reached the  library safely."  "Oh." laughed Jefferson, "he's afraid  some one will kidnap him?   Certainlyi  _he_would_be---a_rich--pL,ize.^I���wouldn't-  care    for    the    job    myself,    though.  They'd be catching a tartar."  His speech was Interrupted by a1  timid knock at the door.  "May I come In to say goodby?" asked a voice which they recognized as  Kate's. She had successfully escap-ed  from Mr. Bagley's importunities and  was now going home with the senator.  She smiled amiably at Jefferson, aud  they   chatted   pleasantly   of   his   trip  Abroad. He was sincerely sorry rot  this girl whom they were trying to  foist on him. Not that he thought she  really cared for him���he was well  aware that hers was a nature that  made it impossible to feel very deeply  on any subject���but the idea of this  ready made marriage was so foreign,  so revolting to the American mind!  He thought It would be a kindness to  warn her against Bagley.  "Don't be foolish, Kate," he said. "1  was not blind just now In the library.  That man is no good."  As is usual when one's motives are  suspected, the girl resented his interference. She knew he hated Mr. Bag-.  ley, and she thought It mean of him  to try and get even In this way. She  stiffened up and replied coldly:  "I think I am able to look after myself, Jefferson.   Thanks, all the same."  He shrugged,his shoulders and made  no reply. She said goodby to Mrs.  Ryder, who was. again Immersed in her  tradespeople bills,' and left the room,  escorted by Jefferson, who accompanied her downstairs and on to the  street, where Senator Roberts was  waiting for her In the open victoria.  The,senator greeted with unusual cordiality the young man whom he still  hoped to make his son-in-law.  "Come and see us. Jefferson," he  said. "Come to dinner any evening.  We are always alone, and Kate and I  will be glad to see you."  "Jefferson has so little time now. father. His work and���his friends keep  him pretty busy."  Jefferson had nored both the pause  and the sarcasm, but he paid nothing..  Co amllerl .and  tlm ruMintor raised  M;��  CIIAPTKR IX  rift library was the mnfl Important room in the Ryder man-  sicm. for it was there that the  Colossus carried through his  most important business deals, and its  busiest hours were those which most  men devote to rest. But John Burkett  Ryder never rested. There could be no  rest for any man who had a thousand  millions' of dollars to take care of.  Here the money Moloch held court  like any king, with as much ceremony  and more secrecy, and having for his  courtiers some of the most prominent  men in the political and industrial life  of the nation, Corrupt senators, grafting congressmen, ambitious railroad  presidents, insolent coal barons who  impudently claimed they administered  the coal lands In trust for the Almighty, unscrupulous princes of finance  and commerce, all visited this room to  receive orders or pay from the head of  and  unmade governors,of states, mayors of  cities, judges, heads of police, cabinet  ministers, even presidents. Here were  turned over to confidential agents millions of dollars to overturn the people's  vote in the national elections. Here  were distributed yearly hundreds of  thousands of dollars to grafters,' large  and small, who had earned it in the  'service of the "interests."  Here secretly and unlawfully the  heads of railroads met to' agree on  rates which by discriminating against  one locality in favor of another crush-"  ed out competition, raised the cost-to  the consumer and put millions in the  pockets of the trust. Here were planned' tricky financial operations with  deliberate intent to mislead and deceive the investing public, operations  which would send stocks-soaring one  day. only a week later to put Wall  street on the verge of panic. " Half a  dozen suicides might -result from the  coup, but twice as many millions of  -profits had gone into the coffers of the  "system." Here, too, was perpetrated  the-Mnust heinous crime-that cau be  committed', against - a- free people���the  conspiring of the trusts, abetted by the  railroads, to arbitrarily raise the prices  or lhe necessaries of life���meat. coal,  oil. ice. gas���wholly without other justification than that of greed, which  with these men was the unconquerable,  al' absorbing passion. In short, everything that unscrupulous leaders of organized capital could devise to squeeze  the Jife blood out of the patient, defenseless toiler was done within these  four walls.  When Jefferson entered, his father  was ���' seated at his, desk, a long black  cigar between his lips, giving instructions to Mr. Bagley. Mr. Ryder looked  up quickly as the door opened, and the  secretary made a movement forward"  as if to eject the intruder, no matter  who he might be.    They, were not ac-  ,customed to having people enter 'the  sanctum of the Colossus so unceremoniously. But when he saw who it was  Mr. . Ryder's stern, set face relaxed,  aud he greeted his son amiably. ���.  "Why, Jeff, my boy, isA that .you?  Just .a moment until I get rid of Bag-  ley, and I'll be with you."  Jefferson turned to the bookshelves  and ran over the titles while the financier continued .his business with the  secretary.  "Now. Bagley. come, quick! What  is It?,"  lie spoke in a rapid, explosive manner, like a man who has only a few  moments to spare before he must rush  to catch a train. John Ryder had been  catching trains all his life, and he had  seldom misled one.  "(Sovornor Rice called. lie wants an  appointment." said Mr. Bagley, holding out a card.  "I can't see him. Tell him so," came  the answer quick as a flash. "Who  else:' he demanded. "Where's your  list?"  Mr. Bagley took from the desk a list  of names aud read them over.  "General Abbey telephoned. He says  you  promised"���  "Yes. yes." interrupted Ryder impatiently, "but not here. Down town,  tomorrow, any time.   Next?"  The secretary jotted down a note  against each name and then said:  "There are some people downstairs  In the reception room. They are here  by appointment."  "The national committee and Sergeant Ellison of tho secret service from  Washington." replied 'Mr. Baclev.  .-.To bo Continued)  The British Columbia Copper  Co. has assumed active management of the new Dominion Copper Co's properties and on Monday last started operations on  the Rawhide mine, says the  Phoenix Pioneer. '  OLDEST FRUIT FARM IN|  -BRITISH COLUMBIA  ,'   .  I was the first man in the province to experiment-,,  in the line of fruit growing and my success . ��,.'  is too well known to call for comment  Hundreds of tons of fruit are shipped from my  orchards every year and the big demand  tells of the satisfaction that the  fruit gives.  PEACHES,  PEARS,  APPLES, CHERRIES  PLUMS, and all lines of fruit sold in     Ik or small  shipments.  Get Your Order in Early.  THOMAS G. EARLE  LYTTON; B. C. '-   '  ���      e  ining  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.  j  j.,_  JEWELER and OPTICIAN  I carry a stock of jewellery valued at $15,000 and can satisfy you-  in any line. Every article guaranteed. -''���..._���.'.'  Let me do your repair .work and it will be done right. " ,  Special treatment for the eyes. '-���-._. .;.  In the optical line I make a specialty of treating the eyes and fit-' ���  ting them perfectly, j l  '  Headquarters  Vancouver, B7C7  M issiqn Ciiy-,. B:C.,"  �����������������������������  Nicola's Popular Hostelry  Splendid accomodation for tourists and travellers  Excellent Cuisine      Hot and Cold Water Baths  Rates are reasonable    Fine Hunting and Fishing  Guides always at hand  Stanley Kirby, Pr��p��fctor  Nicola Lake .'. British Columbia,  ui.j - i j-j- ji_ir  illiards  I  have opened fine new parlors in the old restaurs nt      7  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.  Wo J. Thompson,     -     -    Rrop; Friday, June'17, .1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  land ACT -    |    Commencing at a post planted  Kamloops Division of Yale" Land "at"-the   South* West   corner of  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Thomas Henry  : Jones of Douglas Lake, occupf  ation 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 vlndian 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  J-  ����  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 ata post'planted  40 chains South- of the Northwest corner of Lot 1759, thence  80 cnains 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.  yt    , LAND ACT  Kamlqpps. Division of Yale Land  District. Districts Nicola.  . Take notice that Margaret  ? Leslie of Prescott, Ont., occupa-  i" tion .widow, intends ?to apply for  'pefmissioh'to purchase the fol  . lowing-described ;lands-:ks'^ --. * _"  ;" Commencing at a post planted  ' about 10 chains East of the North  . East corner of Lot 1752, thence  5 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  Duncan_ Macphail's ..application  of the same date, thence West  one mile, thence South one mile.,  thence ;Ea'st 6ne.'milej thence  North-one*mile;to point of com-;  mencement.     ;  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:  CoVrimencing 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 jYale Land  District/  District of Nicola.  Take notice that Ethel M. King  of Montreal,   occupation artist,  intends to apply  for permission  to purchase   the following  de-  ! scribed lands:  Commencing at a post planted  at the intersection ; of the South  ���boundafy^of^Lot^l765==iwithr=the^  ��� East'������ boundary    of   Lot   1310,  : thence South 30 chains more or  , less to the South East corner of  ' Lot*1310^therice^West^20 chains  to the North East corner of Lot  _841,- 'thenceSOuth'40 chains to tKe  ��� South. East corner of "Lot 841,  '. thence West 40 chains more or  'less to the East'boundary of Lot  915, thence South 10 chains more  " or less to the North,boundary of  Lot 1752, thencerEast 80*chains,_  thence North 80. chains more" or  ��� less to the South boundary of  ��� Lot 1795, tKence West 20, chains  more or less to point' of com-  ' mencsmenti , t _ t * ^ J K r*.  < .   y   Ethel M; King  Per A. W. McVittie, Agent.  ,    Dated April 24th, 1910.*  23  '"'  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale,Land  District. District of Nicola.  Take notice that William Munro  of Nicola, occupation miner;' intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described  lands: Commencing at a-post-  planted at the South West corner  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 chairis~to  point of commencement, . and  containing 160 acres more jor  less. ;r\. .,.- ������.:���>���:���,������;.  ':; Charles" James Stewart  '��� -R. Gi Stanley Anthony, Agent  _ pate 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. B. Tingley. Otter  .��� . Valley, occupation road foreman, intends to  apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands for  permission to purchase the following, land: Commencing at a post planted at the N. E. corner of  Lot 177G, Otter Vuliey. thence North SO chains,  thence East 80 chains,-ther.ce South SO chains,  thence West 80 chains to point of commencement.  Containing: C40 acres.  Edoar Bliss Tingley, locator.  Dated 29th April, 1910. 17-25  TAKE NOTICE that Thomas Niven. of Vancouver, occupation engineer, intends' to  apply for permission to purchase the following  land. Comniencimr at a post planted at thc N. E.  corner of Lot 1776, Otter Valley, thence South 80  chains, thence East 80 chains, thence North 80  chuins, thence West 80 caains to point of commencement.   Containing 640 acres.  Thomas Niven, Applicant.  Per E. B. Tingley, Agent.  OiUed 20th April, 1910. 17-25  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 forper-  mission 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'Kj .U.tM'r  Kamloops Envision of Yale Land  District. '. District of Nicplai**  Take; notice ��� that Constance  Hutchison of Victoria, occupation  married woman, intends to apply  for permission tovpurchase' -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!   "'..;.,.����   ..,..    ,j.'        .������������'     ,;..������,.-��    --  '   �����_   Constance Hutchison  Per &f Wr MtcVittierAgeht  Dated April 25th, 1910.    23  | Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  Dis^brict^^Di^t^ctjof Nicola.^ u  Take notice that Donald Macphail 'Of Nicola,--occupation-farmer,intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described-lands:     Tk ' ' , '  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.  -District of Nicola}-'  Take*notice that- Belle   Macphail of-Nicola,, occupation married woman, intends to applyfor  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  7 Dated April 22, 1910.    23      _  ;-s r-.      .'������."���'   Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  "District."   Distriet"of Nicola."  LAND CT. :*?/  Nicola   Land   District.     . District   of  Kamloops, Division of Yale.  TAKE NOTICE that Flora M. Evans  of Vancouver, B.C., occupation.' merchant, intends to apply for permission  to;'��� purchase the following described  lands:.��� .-. I ,'  Commencing at a post} planted one  mile east and^ahalf mile north" of J"the  north-east corner of Lot 1,484 ; thence  one mile east, half mile south, half a  mile west, half a mile south, half a mile  wesfand one mile north to place of  beginning. '   - -  FLORA M. EVANS.  Per A. W. McVittie.  April 21st, 1910       14-22 Agent  TAKE Notice, thai II.. Lennox Clark, of Vancouver, occupation broker, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following land:  CommencinK at a post planted 80 chains north of  the north east corner of Lot,1776, Otter Valley,  thence north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence west 80 chuins to  point of commencement.   Containing 640 acres.  Robebt Lennox Clark, Applicant.  .���'".    .      E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated 20th April, 1910. 17-25  TAKE Notice, that John Ronald, of Vancouver,  ��� intends to apply for permission to ourchase  the following described land.. Commencing:at a  post planted 160 chains north of the N.E. corner  of Lot 1776, Otter Valley," thence north 80 chains,  thence eost 80 chains, thence south 80 chains.  . thence west 80 chains to point of commencement.  ' Containing: 640 acre3.  John Ronald, Applicant.  ��� ���"':;.    '.."������.   ������-    E. B. Tingley, Agent.  ; Dated April 29th; 1910. 17-25  intends 60 days after date to apply for  permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencing at the Rost at the south  east corner of lot 122, thence south 24  chains: thence northerly 24 chains to  the southwest corner of lot 122; thence  east 12 chains to point of commencement, comprising ]2 acres more or less.  THOMAS A. FLYNN  Dated April 4th. 1910. 8-16  TAKE Notice,:t__at 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 80 chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains to point of  commencement.   Consaining 640 acres.  Joan Graham, Applicant.  E. B. Tingley, Agent,  -, Dated 29th April. 1910.'_,_,,_,   17-25  LAND ACT.  Nicola Land District.    Kamloops Division of Yale. _.r  _,-���  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 mileV, east"ones mile^'south  half a mile, west half a mile, south  half a mile and west half a mile to  place of beginning.  ���   '        KATHERINE KIRBY  Per A. W. McVittie,'  April 21st. 1910       14-22. Agent.  Land Act Notice  Take Notice that Daniel Murray of Oakland,  California, occupation Honse-buildei, intends to  make application to purchase the following described land. Commencing at a post planted at  theN. E Cornei of Lot 1346. thenee running 80  chains East, thence 80 chains South, thence 80  chains West, thence 80 chains North to point of  commencement, containing 640 acres.  Dated April 19th. 1910.  Daniel Murray, applicant  '        J. F. Murray agent.  '? Land Act Notice "  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 5C0 acres.  Dated April 19th, 1910.  Angus Graham applicant,  J. F. Murray agent.  Land Act  Nicola   Division   of    Kamloops  Land District  District of Yale  Take notice that Philip DuMou-  lin of Kelowna, B.C., occupation  Bank Manager, intends to apply  for permission  to purchase  the  following described land.     Commencing at a post planted on the  north side of Chain lake,   thence  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.  Philip DuMoulin,  David Barnes, Agent.  May ,9th, 1910.  County Court of Westminster  NOTICE is hereby given that  a sitting of the County Court of  Westminster will be held at  Yale on  Thursday, June 30th, 1910  at two o'clock in the afternoon.  WILLIAM DODD,   ���  Registrar.  Yale, June 1st, 1910.  McVittie & Cokely  Dominion and Provincial  Land Surveyors  . .;���*'.<_      ���  LEND 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.  Take notice that Allister Black  Fletcher of Nicola, occupation  law student, intends to applyfor  permission to purchase the fol-  l6^inir: "describe  mencing at,,a_ post, planted at the  South" West;1 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.*,-:>. v ' y \  " Allister" Black Fletcher  Per Duncan Macphail, Agent.  bPated?April 22,.1910. 23 r  s'\.-?   .    ���?r^-:;Land-.^cts  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  -^���District.a District of Nicola.  Take.notice,that David P. Ter-  .rijl. b�� jMiddlesboro, i occupation  gentleman, intends to apply for  .permission ltd purchase the following; described lands: Commencing',atfa post planted at the  .South West; vcorner^of William  .Munro's^appiicatiqh^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.  7-ictO  cx  ������*:'���; frV'Laiwl  Kamloops Division fof: Yale Land  District.,,, .District of Nicola.  Take notice^that Charles Janies  Stewa'rt'of Vancouver, occupation  salesman, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described lands: Com-  mencingat^a post planted*about  one mile South of pre-emption  757 Upper Coldwater, thence  running South 40-chains, thence  LAND ACT.   -  Nicola   Land   District.        District   of  Kamloops, Division of Yale.  TAKE NOTICE that Samuel L.  Boyd of Prescott, Ont., occupation  Gentleman; intends to apply for permission to purchase; the following de-  scribed lands:��� ;>;/:���./ .'...,������,'��� - ;   ..  Commencing at' "a pos'ty planted 180  chains west and 140 cnains southof the  south-west corner of Lot 1484; thence  north one mile, east one mile, south  one mile, arid west one mile to place of  beginning. "s  SAMUEL L. BOYD,  r Per A. W. McVittie,  April 21st,.1910.^^14-22~v.._,._.'.~.Agent.  Land Act Notice.  Nicola District, Kamloops Division  op Yale.  Take notice that I Charles Leonard  Flick, occupation merchant, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted beside the Indian Reserve post which  marks. the limit of the eastern jog  from the Northwest corner post of  Naik'; Indian Reserve,' thence North  twenty chains; thence West 20 chains;  thence South 20 chains; thence East  20 chains to point of commencement.  Charles Leonard Flick.  Locator.  Dated April 6, 1910. 8-16 '  Land Act Notice  nicola and kamloops land district.  District of Yale.  Take notice that Joseph  Logan Thompson of  Vancouver, occupation, farmer, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the southwest corner of Lot 761, ��� about two miles south of  Samette Lake, thence 80 chains North, thence"40  chains,,West. "thence 80 chains South, thence40  chains East, to point of commencement, and  containing S20 acres more or less.  JOSEPH LOGAN THOMPSON.  Frank Bailey. Agent.  Dated March 16th. 1910.  Land Act  Nicola, Division of Kamloops  ��� ���; Land District  District of Yale  Take notice that Frank William  Fraser of Kelowna, B.C., occupation Cannery Manager, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the following described  land. Commencing at a post  planted on. the north shore of  Chain lake and running north  forty chains, thence east eighty  chains, thence south twenty  chains,' thence west five chains  more or less to the shore of Chain  lake, thence westerly along the  north shore of Chain lake eighty  chains more or less to the , point  of commencement, and containing 160 acres more or less.  Frank William Fraser.  May 9th, 1910.  Irrigation   Work  a  Specialty.  Office over Bank of Montreal.  Merritt, B. C.  A. W. McVITTIE  D.L.S.. B.C.L.S.  L. S. COKELY  D.L.S., B.C.L.S.  County Court  Notice is hereby given that county  court will be held in the court house at  Nicola, on Wednesday, June 15th.  W. N. Rolfe,. Registrar.  Nicola, May 13.  LAND ACT.  Nicola   Land   District.       District   of  Kamloops, Division of Yale.  "'���''Take Notice that Nancy Hutchinson  of Prescott,,Ont.,.,occupation. "W.idow,  intends*to apply for'permission."to" purchase the following described  lands:���  Commencing at a post pianted 180  chains west.and140, chains. 3puthj>fjthe.  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 AJ W. McVittie,  Aprilf21sti: ;1910.j.S ; 14-22  Agent.  LAND ACT.  Nicola   Land   District.-*;..   District  of  Kamloops, Division of Yale/  Take Notice that Charlotte Boyd of  Prescott, Ont., occupation Married woman, intends ,to apply for permission to  purchase the following:described lands:  Commencing at" a. post- planted 180  chains west and 220 chains south of the,  north west"cojrrier_pf Iptl 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.  LAND CT.  of  Nicola   Land   District.       District  ' Kamloops, - Division of Yale.  ""Take Notice'tHat Edward Morgan of  Toronto, occupation Doctor of Medicine  intends"to apply for permission to pur-  chas*e;the following described lands: y ���:  s Commencing;ata"vpost planted at the  south east corner of  Lot  1192;  thence  west.80 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence east;4C 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 east 20 chains, thence north  20  chains to the point of-beginning. -'  Edward Morgan  Per A. W. McVittie,  ......     ,      . -   Agent.  April 28th; 1910.     ^  '   '-v- ��� !-'M ' > 14-22  Land Act Notice  Nicola-Kamloops Land District.  Yale District.  Take notice that I. A. W. Strickland, of Nicola,  B. C, occupation bank manager, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described  lands: ���'.���'  CommencinK at n post planted 40 chains north of  the northwest corner of Lot 573, thence 40,chains  north, thence 40 chains east, thence 40 chains  south and thence 40 chains west to point of commencement.       A. W. STRICKLAND. Applicant.  ���,-. �����-._..;_������    ... ,    . ��������� -,t.���._���--   . . Stanley������ Kirby; Agent.  Dated April 11th, 1910. 10-18  Land Act Notice  :  Nicola Land District.   Kamloops Division of  ,_���..._.,__  Yale, B. C.  Take notice that Frances Ebbs Canavan of  Victoria, B.C, occupation, married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands: ;  Commencing at a post planted at the Southwest corner of Lot 689 near Boaver or Moore  Creek; thence running Westerly 20 chains, thence  Northerly 80 chalnB, thence Easterly 20 chains,  thence Southerly 80 chains to point ot beginning,  containing 160 acres more or leas,  FRANCES EBBS CANAVAN.  Dated April 14th. 1910.       14-22  Land Act Notice  Nicola Land District.   Kamloopi. Dlyision of  Vale, 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 poBt planted at the Southwest corner of lot 854 of the Moore estate situate  in the Nicola Land District, Kamloops Division  of Yale. B. C.; and running Westerly 20 chains,  thence Northerly 20 chains, thence Easterly 20  chains, thence Southerly 20 chains to point of  beginning, containing 40 acres more or less.  HAROLD W. EBBS CANAVAN.  Dated April 14th. 1910 14-22  LAND ACT NOTICE  KAMLOOPS DIVISION - NICOLA DISTRICT.  District of Yale.  Take notice that Edith Mabel Anthony of Canford, B. C., occupation married woman," intends  to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands : ���.���..-...-_''��������� v  i Commencing at a poSt" planted about one mile  North'of Lot-1639, thence running East.40 chains:  thence North 80'chains:'-thence West 40 chains:  thence South 80 chains to point of commencement  and containing 320 acres more or leas.  EDITH MABEL ANTHONY.  R. G. Stanley Anthony, Agent.  Dated April 9th, 1910. 9-17  Land Act Notice  Kamloops "Division Land District,  district of yale  Take notice that I, Thomas A. Flynn  of MerWtt, ~B.C:,r "occupation farmer, 'Nicola, April 1st 1910.  TAX NOTICE  Nicola Assessment District  Notice is hereby given, in accordance  with the Statutes, that ProvincialRev-  enue Tax, and all assessed taxes and  Income Tax assessed and levied under  the "Assessment Act" and amendments  thereto,are due and payable for the  year 1910.  _(U1 taxes collectable > for the Nicol  Assessment District- are due and pay  able at the Covernment Office at Nicola.  This notice in terms of Law, is equivalent to a personal by me upon all persons liable for taxes.  W. N. ROLFE   i<.. -..- JDgputy Assessor and Collector  Spences Bridge  Junction point with C.P.R..  mainline and Nicoia branch.  Good hotel accomodotion.  Porter meets all trains.   -  Guests   receive   the v very,  best of attention.  A,    CleiHeS,    Proprietor  Dated at Nicola.- B.C. this 7th day of  January, A. D. 1910.  PUBLIC NOTICE  With a view to the better preservation of the Public Highways  the attention of the public is hereby directed to the provisions of  THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT AMEND  MENT ACT which enacts as  follows:-  '' It shall be unlawful for any  person to cause to be drawn or  driven on any of the public highways of that portion of the Province of British Columbia situate  east of "the Cascade range of  Mountains, any wagon or other  vehicle carrying a load in excess  of that mentioned in Schedule  'A' hereunto annexed  v i SCHEDULE A .  Wagons and 4 wheeled vehicles  shall not carry a load in excerr of  the following :-  On tires under 2 inches..2000lbs.  On tires 3 inches in width and  under four inches ... 3000 lbs.  On tires 4" inches in width and  under 5 inches .... 6000 lbs.  On tires 5 inches in width  and over. .6000 lbs and over  AND NOTICE is hereby given  that the Act in every respect  must be strictly complied with.  Any person guilty of an offence  against this Act shall upon summary conviction thereof before a  Justice of the Peace be liable to  a penalty not exceedingv F^ifty  Dollars.  W. N. Rolfe  Government Agent  Quilchena  Hotel  Quilchena, B. C.   ^  i. j   _ f-  One "of the finest hotels in the upper  country. Excellent accomodation for  travellers and tourists. Hot and cold  water baths.    Best of wines and liquors.  Terms ?2.00 a day and upwards.  Jos. Guichon  Proprietor  When in  NICOLA   ^ .t^  C3J!  3f  ffj*C        -       - j"  Commercial  Hotel  for  a good  square meal.   Best  accomodation and comfort,,  or  Rate $1.50 per day  Kamloops'  Big Store.  In all departments we excel'*  and   our  stock is complete'  and well assorted.  Dry Goods and Clothing    *  Agents-for 20 Century Suits;.  L.  Kamloops,  T.  Blair  British Columbia  LAND ACT  TAKE NOTICE, that David  couver, occupation broker.  Beath,  of   Van-  intends to apply  the   following  de-  for   pemission  to purchase  scribed land: '  Commencing at a post planted 80 chains Bast of  the N. E. Corner of I.ot 1778. Otter Valley, running North 80 chalnB,   thence EaBt 80 chains,  thence South 80 ohains, thence West 80 chains to.  point of commencement.   Containing 640 acres.  David Beath, Apolicapt. ���  Per E. B. Tingley, Agent.  I Dated 29th April, 1910.' 14-22 '     '   '' . :.*,'...-ii-rt"'-  \.     ' ���     ' -   ,  15.  What Our Correspondents  Have to Say  QUILCHENA  John Chilahitchie of Douglas  Lake was here on Monday and  went on down to Nicola.  A large number from here  will attend the Dominion day  celebration at Nicola.  * Jos. Guichon jr.'/ and Frank  Jackson were in "Kamloops on  business last week returning  Saturday night.    .  The mosquito crop is being  harvested at present and is a  particularly large one.  Mine Host Guichon of the  Quilchena-hotel will start in a  few days with the construction  of the new tennis court to be  placed in frontpf the hocel building. It is not' likely that the  work will be finished this season.  Definite word from Road Superintendent White at Kamloops  is to the effect that a road gang  in charge of Foreman Macdonald  and which has been operating up  the North Thompson river will be  out to complete the work on the  new. Gilmore hill road within a  week's-time. _ .      ���.'�����  Tuesday, June 21, 8 p. m. Nicola,  Wednesday, June 22, 8. p. m.  Lower Nicola, Saturday, July 2,  8 p. m. and each successive  Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.  Squadron Mounted Drill���Nicola  Saturday, June 25, 7.30 p. m.  All ranks will find their own  horses and saddlery. N. C. O's  who fail to attend drills without  adequate excuse will revert to  the ranks.  The turnout of No. 2 troop  Nicola, on June 11 last was  satisfactory, the men being well  mounted, well led and having,  a knowledge of drill.  Leave���Lieut. G. R. Bates has  been granted  leave af absence  until August 11.   -  Charles Flick O. C. "D"B.C.H.  SAVONA  F. P.. Wilson, C. P. R.  engineer, was in town last week  on official business.  . J. Hemans, buyer for P.  Burns & Co. was here on Sunday arranging for, cattle shipments. The first big drive will  be from Savona on Monday, the  20th inst. There will be a shipment of Mammette Lake cattle  on July 4th. ,  F. W. Dyke, formerly head of  the well known musical instrument house of Dyke, Evans, &  \.Co.-,"���-Vancouver,' was a visitor  here last week. Mr. Dyke contemplates returning to England  to reside but before leaving  British Columbia intends to see  as much of it as possible,' and is  accordingly' travelling' 'around  with his camera. He had no idea  there were so many fine -ranches  in this section of the country,  never having been off the line of  " railway before.  Rev. W. H. Noble, an Anglican  clergyman, who, with his sister  is on a tour of the world, stayed  off here for a few days fishing.  On Sunday he^ held service both  ��� morning and' evening in' the  school house.  The ".Monarch Lumber Company has now received the balance "of the new machinery ordered and expects to start up about  the middle of the present month.  Mine Host Ferguson of -the  Lakeview hotel is reported to be  contemplating the erection of an  addition to the hotel in view of  the large increase in the tourist  trade.   -   -     ��� *   ���'"  Disciples    of   Isaac    Walton  ���would-do-well-to-pay���Savona���a~  visit at the present   time.    The  fish  are   biting well   and good  catches are general. '.  AN ARBITRATION CASE  A board of arbitration is sitting  in Merritt today to determine the  value of land that is  now given  over to the C.P.R. right of  way  for the spur line leading into the  mines.    The   line runs through  Diamond Vale property and there  is a little difference between the  railway and the land company as  to the value.    Amongst those attending the arbitration are Judge  Swanson   of Kamloops,   Gilbert  Blair of Vancouver, F. W. Tiffen  of Vancouver, E. W. Bateman, C  P.R. right of way agent and J  McMullen, solicitor for the rail  way company.  FAIR GROUNDS SELECTED  ' The preliminary arrangements  for the fall fair are well in hand.  The subscription lists have been  well received "and there promises  to be an excellent prize list. D.  Priest of Njcola has been appointed to the office of secretary  and is J already busy with the  clerical work. Mr. Priest will  resign his ' position as school  teacher at - the end of the present term: The committee in  charge of the selection of grounds  for the exhibition have chosen  land near Collettsville just back  of the Blair house.  M. L. GRIMMETT  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Nicola  Merritt  B. C. HORSE  Squadron ��� orders No. 6  Major Flick commanding '  Squadron B. C. Horse.  Merritt, Friday June 17,1910.  Squad  Drill   Mounted���Merritt,  by  D"  At Merritt Monday, Wednesday, Friday.  Merritt Auto  Livery  _Complete~auto~service~to~air  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.IC.  ���i  MERRITT'S NEW  efreshment Parlors  Will be opened at once in the newly fitted out  building jus! 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.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, June 17, 1910  Diamond Vale Supply Co.  Merritt, B. C.  Diamond Vale SupplyCo  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 com-  ��� plete stock of staple  and fancy '  *nes  -**  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.  ' Merritt, B. C.       ,.  i   ..  Nicola Valley  Coal and Coke Co'y, Ltd.  MINERS AND SHIPPERS CM\  r   .  NICOLA VALLEY COAL  ��� I *.  The Premier Coal of British Columbia  Agencie* at  Vancouver,   Kamloops,    Vernon  Kelowna, Revelstoke, and Nelson  Head Office: VANCOUVER. B.C.  Miie.: MIDDLESBORO. B.C.  ���  1  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* i  Can be handled for  $1575, one third cash.  "       ���!.,  \ '< '��� .fjit.il  THE NICOLA VALLEY INVESTMENT AND LAND  COMPANY, LIMITED  A. L. DINGEE,       -       -       -      v  '.._.  ','  ,r ,, * .   ,    i I ���  -',������-':���   Secretary-Treasurer  u    ,]  n  '1  Si  H  '*]  ���d  4  ''. '."!_.;';'_._"������ ���'���>.'  yy.  , .-_,;-.'';>.'>;. ���

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