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Array Vol. 1, No   24  MERRITT, B. C. JUDY 29, 1910  Price 5 Cents  Company Will Rush Line  But Will Need Lots of Men  Remainder   of   Construction  :     Outfits Will be Here in  a   Few Days  ; Construction of the Kettle  Valley railway out of Merritt is  proceeding most satisfactorily.  In addition to the camp situated  in the vicinity of the town  another has been located about  seven miles out and in all over  one hundred men are employed.  One of the big steam shovels  with a capacity of seventy tons  is already on the ground and  two smaller ones are on the  road. The dinky engines are at  the coast ready for shipment and  just as soon as these arrive the  shovels will be taken up to the  big cuts and started to work.  - A. V. McDonald who was  awarded the sub-contract for the  first ten. miles of the road has  .withdrawn from the field but  his withdrawal has in no. way  affected the progress of the  work. Sub-contracts have been  ���let for different portions of the  line; out as far as ten miles.  ;' The engineering crews engaged in locating the line are pretty  well out. Between Merritt. and  Del"King's ranch the < line will  ^ross_rtKe"river six- -tfmes^^IK  other places the course of the  stream will be diverted so as to  do away with the necessity of  bridging. This system will be  used at one point about three  miles out.  . The work of building the storehouses is well under way and the  buildings are sufficiently completed so as to be '.occupied.  Contractor James ��� "Macdonnell  will likely be in about Monday.  President J. J Warren is on his  way back from the east and should  'reach Merritt almost any day.  .- Just as soon as the dinkey engines and the rest of the shovels  arrive the contractors say that  they will take on all the men  _they can set     ' 'We will take  will  the  her  the  1000 men if we can get them because we want to get this work  through."  A ttracting  Settlers  C. S. Hubbs Interesting Much  Outside Capital  If there is one man who is  doing a whole lot to boost Nicola  valley and to make known to  the outside world its wonderful  resources and possibilities that  man is Carson S. Hubbs. Several months ago he sacrificed a  responsible position in the city  of Vancouver and came to this  district to live. At that time.  he was optimistic, an optimism  born of personal investigation a  few months previous. He decided to cast his lot here and  since that time he has ever been  active in promoting the best interests of the valley.  He has tramped over miles of  ground through the Valleys tributary to Nicola. He has spent  days in. the saddle and often footsore and weary he has come back  to rest but brightened by a  broader and deeper knowledge  of conditions throughout the  land. More than once has he  faced death and starvation but  undaunting he has pressed for  ward in his search for knowledge. The optimism has lost  | none of its buoyancy, in fact it is  ever intensifying and to use his  own words "Nicola valley  beat them all. She has  goods and they can't keep  back."  !    Associated with  some  of  j large moneyed men on the  coast  iMr. Hubbs is in a.position to  in-  j terest outside capital and that is  ! just the department to which he  i devotes the greater part of  his  ! time.    Through his own individual effort he has enthused others  until   today   parties   from   ' the  coast as well  as , from -the  east  are eager to learn  about Nicola  Valley.    He has  enqumes  from  Manitoba,   Chicago   and    other  eastern points as  well  as  along  the coast and  men  with  money  have entrusted him with the mission of securing for them land in  this district.  , This week he has sold two'  ranches and a couple.of sections  of land and other deals are pending .that represent equal importance. One of the best known  ranches in the vicinity of Aspen  Grove fell'before-his hammer,  the purchaser being Charles C.  Curotte of Montreal, who pro-  saosJe^te^i3^pate,^>e-j=-land-��.Garly:  next spring. The "total "acreage  represented in this sale is 160.  Another section in the Aspen  Grove district comprising 640  acres was sold to A. Woodward  of Vancouver. Three parties including a farmer from Portage  la Prairie have money ready to  deposit on another piece of land  in the same district that Mr.  Hubbs has on his list and altogether the deals that are pending  represent 1920 acres.  It was only yesterday that Mr.  Hubbs received a letter from a  man in Iowa and he wants to  buy land here. "I tell you-they  are all getting wise to the possibilities of Nicola valley and  during the ensuing few months  "there willibe a bigrnflux of new  settlers. I could show you communications that would confirm  this opinion." And in his own  quiet way Mr. Hubbs is promoting his publicity work and a  splendid publicity engineer he is.  Nicola valley owes him much for  the excellent results he is accomplishing.   o   The local hotels are filled to  capacity these days. Last night  it was impossible to give accommodation to all so great was the  influx of visitors to the town.  "It is certainly encouraging to  see so many strangers in town.  It looks as though Merritt was  awakening interest on the outside," and the merchant seemed  to voice the sentiments of those  around him.; '  The American defender won  the first of the Sewanhaka cup  races. The Canadian challenger  was disabled in the , race but  made a close fight.  Incor  eeting Next Tuesday  Tuesday's  Meeting  Incorporation Has  Become a  Live Issue Locally  At Menzies  evening next  hall on Tuesday  a. public meeting  will be held to discuss the matter  of incorporation for Merritt.  The meeting was authorized by  the board of trade at its last  session- and will serve as the adjourned meeting for that held  several months ago when the  question was shelved for six  months.  The importance of this question  demands a large attendance because it is absolutely necessary  that the town secure incorporation as soon as possible. The  more prominent of the. .business  men are enthusiastic for incorporation and the scheme should  be brought to an early consummation.  Future   of   Merritt  Distinguished  Visitors   Hand  Out Many Boquets  .'.���-��� ������--...  . v A. Waring Giles, manager and  secretary of the Imperial Underwriters' Corporation with headquarters at Vernon was a visitor  to Merritt on Thursday. He  conferred with local business  men in matters affecting the institution with which he is associated.  :>' 'This is a great town and I  dont see that there is anything  to hold it back. You have the  country around it, you have . the  mines and now you are getting  more railroads. Merritt will be  a big city before you know  where you are." Optimism was  the bright feature of his comments. _  Must Better Grade  NOTICE  The Nicola Valley Agricultural  and Horticultural Association invites tenders for Booth and Refreshment Counter at the Horticultural Fair to be held at Col-  lettsville on Wednesday, Sept.  14th. Particulars on application to T. Priest, Secretary.  MR. THOMPSON'S FAREWELL  Last   Sunday   morning    Rev.  James   Thompson   preached his  farewell sermon as rector of the  Merritt parish.    It was a  large  and interested congregation that  listened' to his  last appeal and  ..theservicejhroughp.at.was.majk��  ed by that impressiveness that  generally associates itself with a  farewell.    In the  course  of  his j  remarks Mr. Thompson feelingly | ^f.  reviewed his few  years  of service in Merritt.    He was appreciative of the many kindness that  had been bestowed upon him, he  was thankful for the many warm  friendships he had formed.    For  his   successor   he   bespoke   the  same   kindly   feelings   and  same sympathetic support,  am glad that I am not going  from you because I may see  often..   I  will  ever- cherish  fondest memories of my stay  your midst and will  ever pray  that   continued   happiness   and  prosperity will fall to your lot as  a-church=an _-as"a*p'eople.'"  the  "I  far  you  the  in  : ;��� Merritt had a distinguished  party within her gates last night.  It was headed by L. W. Shatford  M. L. A. of Penticton, and with  Kim were J. A. Harvey, K. C.  formerly of Cranbrook but now  of Vancouver, L. W Stone of  ���Vancouver and John George- of  Port Elgin., They went out by  ^Ktq, to Princeton this morning.  '-M-. "'George" has been identified  with. cement plants for years  both through the east and the  For forty years he .was  I in the political arena of the old  province of Ontario and for a  long time sat as a member of  the federal house at Ottawa.  He it was who assisted in the establishment of the cement plants  at Calgary and Blairmore and he  is now putting up a big plant at  One Mile Creek just outside of  Princeton. The other members  of the party are interested in the  project.  "What do you think of Merritt?" Mr. George had completed a tour of inspection of  the town when he was queried.  -_lWem-ney_ei_-in__.alLmy___exp.er_L  TO ESTABLISH BAKERY  T. E. Clark and H.; Marriott of  Kamloops are now in Merritt  looking over the ground for the  establishment of a bakery. Mr.  Marriott is one of the best known  ience saw a town where the  building was so well advanced.  I have seen young towns grow  but Merritt makes the best  showing of them all. You have  a splendid country around here  and then the mines too. But  you should become incorporated  for   though  taxes might    be a  occasion widespread satisfaction.  T. Rutherford will erect a large  business btock at the corner of  Voght St. and Coutlee Ave. and  Smith & Clark will occupy the  ground floor. The present building will then be utilized as a  bakery. Arrangements are now  under way for the purchase of a  suitable oven.  bakers of the Inland Capital and little higher you get the benefits  his   coming   to   Merritt   would ^ & tQwn shou,d have ���  Mr. Shatford was equally as  enthusiastic. "This is the first  time I have visited Merritt  though I have been in Nicola on  several occasions. There certainly is a great future before  this town and you should stay  with it. A good agricultural  country surrounds and those  mines are going to be a big factor. Yes Merritt will grow to  be a large city or I miss my  guess. ���; She has seen wonderful  growth so far."  "How old did you say this town  was?" asked Mr. Stone and by  the way Mr. Stone is in the  realty business and is a keen  student of towns "About three  years old" and it almost seemed  incredible to him that Merritt  should make such rapid strides  in three brief years. The same  optimistic story was Mr. Stone's  contribution and Mr. Harvey  ably seconded everything that  was said.  Ernest Louis and Basil the  two Dog Creek Indians who  were found guilty of the murder  of the Chinaman Sat Chew, who  were tried at the Spring Clinton  Assize and sentenced to be hanged at Kamloops on July 20th,  were duly executed in that city  last Wednesday morning at 8 a.  m. Public executioner Radcliffe  was the hangman. The prisoners seemed very unconcerned at  their fate and within fourteen  minutes from the time of the  drop were pronounced dead by  the jail doctor.  V. V. and E. Route Over the  Hope Pass to be Revised  . A V. V. & E. engineering party  in charge of Mr. J. F. Floyd is  now at work in the Hope mountains revising the survey. Mr.  J. J. Hill, chairman of the board  of the Great Northern Railway,  has sent word from St. Paul  that the grades must be still  further reduced before contracts  for construction will be awarded.  The gradients going east from  Coquehalla summitt and from the  same summitt west down to  Hope, according to last year's  surveyors, are one per cent, and  two. and a half per cent, respectively. From Princeton to Hope  the distance by the route already  surveyed is -92- miles. Confidence is expressed that the revision now in progress will result in securing marked improvement in the grades in both directions, especially on the top  uphill haul from Hope going  eastward.  It is learned that the grading of  the eighteen mile section _ between Princeton and Tulameen,'  representing the approach to. the  Hgpe ,MQuntains.,+_will.., hf _ com-,  pleted in October. The big bore  will be finished within a few  months.  Mr. A. H. Hoagland, chief engineer of the Great Northern  and Mr. J. H. Kennedy, chief  gineer of. the V.V. &'E. Railway  last week drove, over the route  between Hope. and Abbotsford.  Construction work is now in  progress along a stretch of thirteen miles from Abbotsford and  Sumas River. There are six  construction camps with a force  of 350 men.' In addition to ordinary equipment the contractors  are using three steam shovels  and six dinkies. Tenders for  bridge construction were closed  last week.  ^^^heipcated^iines^of���tne^VrVr  & E. Railway and the Canadian  Northern from Sumas to Hope, a  distance of 36 miles, are on the  same right-of-way. In some instances for miles they are less  than fifteen feet apart.  WILL LOCATE HERE  Robert Wilson, the well known  liveryman and. prevision merchant" of Westminster Junction,  is in the valley looking over several ranching properties with a  view to purchase. Mr. Wilson  wants to locate in Nicola valley.  With him is Dr. Lewis Campbell  of Coquitlam. They looked over  the property of James Pooley  yesterday and today left for the  Coldwater valley to inspect other  ranches. They are in charge of  A. L. Dingee of the Nicola Valley Investment and Land Co.  Ltd.  Settlement in Sight  Repcrt That G. T. R.  Trainmen Will Give in  Toronto, July 29.���The visit  of W. G. Lee, president of the  Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, and A. B. Garretson of the  Order of. Railway Conductors  seems to have changed the entire  situation regarding the strike.  Persistent rumors of an approaching settlement are in  circulation. The fact that both  these leaders visited Toronto and  discussed the situation with the  leaders here, attended a secret  session of the strikers, and then  went to Montreal to consult with  Vice-President Murdock is regarded as significant.  It is generally agreed here  that despite all the reports to  the contrary there will be a conference with President Charles  M. Hays and it is expected that  a settlement of some kind will be  reached before many hours.  When the strike was declared  it was supposed' that the'- local  eaders were strong enough to  carry the fight to a successful issue, and there was no ; intention  of calling upon the leaders in the  United-.States,' because of ithe  feeling "in ^Camada'^tha^theyv  should not interfere with Canadian affairs. The progress  made since the strike was declared has. been anything but  satisfactory and it is understood  that the men themselves demanded the presence of the head  of the order. ' .  It was . even intimated today  that if 'the trainmen did not  reach a settlement one would  certainly be made for the conductors, who are the greatest  losers by the fight: The conductors are in the minority, and  when the strike vote was taken  the trainmen outvoted the older  men, though having very little  at stake except the satisfaction  orafight. ^���  William Schmock leaves tomorrow morning for the coast.  A. E. Howse with Mrs. Howse  and Miss Ruby Howse left by  automobile on Monday for a two  weeks' trip through the Okanagan via Kamloops and back by  way of Penticton and Princeton.  Chas. A. Howse will pilot the  party.  W. G. Murray is back from the  coast. He returns to Vancouver  early next week.  The new engine on the local  branch is pulling big loads these  days. Wednesday night it  brought up thirty-two empties  and last night pulled twenty-six.  There is no scarcity of cars at  the mines now.  A team of horses belonging to  the Diamond Vale Supply Co.  and attached to a heavy wagon  ran away from the C.P.R. station this morning and occasioned  considerable excitement. They  careered along Voght street and  in front of the barber shop collided with a heavy tree. The  horses freed themselves in time  to avert disaster and got away.  The wagon was only slightly  damaged.  Road Superintendent Dan  Sutherland was out through the  Aspen Grove country a few days  ago and has decided to make certain improvements in the road.  Just as soon as Foreman Dun-  dass' crew has finished with the  Hamilton hill road they will be  transferred to Aspen Grove. An  entirely hew road is being built  up the^aTOilton hill from Nicola  the other new grade having  been abandoned. THE NICOLA" VALLEY NEWS  Friday, July 29, 1910  Brown & Schmock  Tonsorial  Parlors  A   complete   stock   of   confectionery and candies  always on hand.  Ice Cream and  Soft Drinks  W. E. BROWN     WM. SCHMOCK  MERRITT, B. C.  Coal    Coal    Coal  ���The Coal Hill Syndicate  ��� ��� ���>. ���."--- is in a position to  '?      ���" quote you  LOWEST PRICES  '  on any quantity of their  now    famous    product.  ..   Our mine is run free of  rock and slate and this  results in splendid furnace fuel.  LUMP  DOMESTIC  is the finest household  ."��� coal to be had and it is  f,5 delivered in Mem      or  $\ 6 00 per 2 Tc i. Lots  Cash with order     Prom-?       livery  Jos.  Graham, Ma  P.O. Box  17  Merritt, B.C.  Trucking  and Dray ing  It matters not what class of  hauling it is I can give you  the  best  of   service   and  prices will suit you.  DAN MUNRO  Stables:    Coutlee Avecue  1   -  Merritt, B. C.  Orders Promptly Executed  MCGREGOR  PAINTER,  PAPERHANGER,  AND SIGN WRITER.  Wallpaper and Burlaps in Stock.  All kinds of Wagon and Carriage  Painting done.  Quilchena Ave.    -   Merritt  Merritt Auto  Livery  ���������-���   ^  points through the  district  ���a  big   time   and money  saver for travelers.  Service  is safe, fast and sure.  Rates on Application.  VAL. V. CROCKETT  Manager.  MERRITT  B. C.  BRITISH COLUMBIA TIMBER  British Journalist Writes   Interestingly  of Great Industry     -~  A few weeks ago Andrew  Marshall, correspondent for the  London Daily Mail and who often  writes for the London Daily  Times, was a visitor to British  Columbia. The ostensible purpose of his visit was to learn the  true extent of the timber wealth  of this province and to secure a  story descriptive of this well  known industry for publication  in the big London dailies. In  conversation with Mr. Marshall  a representative of The News  was pleased to note that he was  a keen observer and possessed a  broad and sympathetic appreciation of the wealth and importance of one of the nation's  greatest assetts.  The result of his researches  furnish a great deal of interest  to the average Canadian and particularly to the British Columbian. The greater portion of his  time was spent in this province  and the illustrations accompanying his full page article in The  Times were secured mostly in  British Columbia and in many  respects are scenes familiar to  the majority of citizens. Mr.  Marshall writes as follows in The  Times:  "It is interesting to compare  the acreage under forest of the  leading timber countries of the  world.   They are as follows:  Canada 1,657,600,000  United States     450,000,000  All Europe     720,000,000  India     140,000,000  Australasia      40,000,000  Japan     28,000,000  "Canada, therefore, has more  timber than all other timber  countries and continents combined, and of her enormous forest area there are 182,750,000  acres in British Columbia, or  more than in India, Australia,  and New Zealand combined..  British Columbia is in.fact, the  last great forest reserve:" "  The British Columbian is pretty  wide awake as to the growing  value of 'the last stand' which  belongs to him,.- but he cannot  provide all the capital required  by himself. When the American  comes in and offers it he accepts  but he would rather take it from  the British investor. Only unfortunately the British investor  needs much persuasion before he  can see a good thing. The  American seems to see it on his  own account. And he has seen  it "pretty quickly and pretty  clearly in the case of British  Columbia timber." Turning to  the future, the writer remarks:  "Enough has been written on  th^futUre^^of^the^demandnand^  the supply. It now remains to  give some warning as to the  future as it concerns the British  investor. C There can be little  room for doubt that the timber  of British Columbia will provide  an opportunity for investment  that will shortly reach the dimensions of a 'boom.' In fact, its  exploitation in the British market has begun already. Quite a  short time ago no capitalist in  London would look at it, although  the Americans had already begun  to come in, and now own 75 per  cent of the available interests.  But this year three timber companies have already been floated  in London, and more are in  process of formation. Options  are being snapped up as soon as  they are brought over. Careful  investment will bring great returns, and fortunes will be made  out of timber in London, as well  as on the Pacific slope. But the  danger will be of the swamping  of the*sound companies by rotten  ones, holding properties where  the timber is not of the best, or,  what is just as bad, properties  in which the timber is good, but  the distance from either coast  or inland communication will  render it unsaleable at a profit,  or only saleable at a very small  profit. Good timber and accessible timber are the sine qua non  and the companies that do not  offer them are only to be avoided. If these pitfalls are escaped, it will be able to be said, as  it was once said of leather,  'there is nothing like timber:'  Its enhancement in value did  not cease even during the recent  great trade depression in America, for while everything else was  going down, timber was steadily  going up. As long as it is to be  had the world will have it, and  since in a few years but little  will be obtained elsewhere, the  world must come for it to 'the  last stand."  HOW TO KEEP COOL       ";.  LITERARY  DIGEST  Some practical rules for avoiding discomfort in hot weather  are given in Good Health (Battle  Greek, Mich., July) by W. J.  Cromie, instructor in gymnastics  in the university of Pennsylvania.  In the first place says Mr. Cromie  we should be careful to avoid  over-eating, a fault to which  those engaged in sedentary occupation are specially prone. It  is true that the sedentary man  needs food as much as the laborer, but owing to muscular inactivity he is not as capable of  converting his food into assimilable materials. If he eats two or  three times theamount the system  requires, says Mr. Cromie, it will  not be properly digested, and  will cause fermentation, and if  this be allowed to continue for  some time it poisons the system  and eventually causes indigestion, nervousness, and sleeples-  ness. It is while in this condition that one suffers from extreme heat.    Therefore:  "In warm weather, meats, oils,  and fats should be reduced to a  minimum or omitted entirely,  arid fruits, vegetables and cereals should be substituted. The  first and best way to keep cool is  to avoid heavy and stimulating  foods, and to reduce the amount  of other,article of diet to- that  merely required for the sustenance of the body. Refrain from  intoxicants and decrease or avoid  tea, coffee and condiments.  A large percentage of the  deaths is caused by infantile  diseases, many of which could  be prevented if precautionary  measures were adopted. Feeding, with many mothers, is the  panacea for all ills. When a  child cries from the effects of  having been overfeed this surfeiting process is repeated���very  often with disastrous results.  A noted doctor has said that  more babies are drowned in milk  than sailors in salt water. While  this is probably a radical state-  mentr^still���the-best���baby-food  milk can be given to excess and  prove injurious. It is positively  criminal to feed babies on meats  and unripe fruits, especially in  the summer."  Next the author takes up the  subject of clothing, which he  says should be light both in material and color during hot  weather, altho when one becomes  overheated heavy clothing such  as an overgarment or a sweater  should be put on to prevent  catching cold.    He goes on:  "In occupations where one is  subject to severe trials of strength, such as the army, farming,  and boating, heavy clothing  should be worn even in the summer. It is a very dangerous  practice when one is overheated  to ride in an open trolly or sit  hear an electric fan  to cool  off.  "Linen underclothing gives a  pleasant feeling of coolness to  the skin, and the perspiration  evaporates more quicklj. Under-,  clothing should be well aired at  night if one does not make a  daily change. Too much clothing worn by day or night has a  tendency to enervate and make  one more susceptible to sudden  changes in temperature.  ' 'Sun and air baths are esteemed of great value by the Germans in their nature-cure system.  The sun  has a very   beneficial  effect on the skin and it is found  its rays are far superior to the  use of cosmetics. Many persons  in exposing their body to the  rays of the sun take too much "at  one time and thus experience experience extreme annoyance.  Air and sun baths when taken  intelligently harden one's system  and consequently enable one to  withstand with more ease the  hot days of summer. <=>  "Daily, systematic exercise  should not be admitted because  the weather is warm. A little  taken in the early morning followed by a cool bath will tend to  make one cooler for the rest of  the day. Muscular work is to  the body what friction is to metal. The metal will rust if not  used; the body will' become  diseased if not excercised. A  master mind in a weak body is  like a good blade in a poor knife-  handle. Therefore, one who  deems it inconvenient on account  of time or location to take a little  daily exercise will eventually  have to take time to seek the advice of a physician.  Proper dieting, sufficient exercise, rest and sleep, daily bathing and intelligent exposure to  the air and sunlight, the avoidance of stimulants and a cheerful frame of mind, will insure  one a strong resisting-power so  that he need have no fear of the  extremes of either heat or cold.''  H. PRIEST, Photographer  Studio Opposite Public School  Films Developed'-'  MERRITT, B.C.  M. L. GRIMMETT  Barrister and Solicitor  Notnry Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Nicola - - Merritt  At Merritt Monday, Wednesday, Friday  GEO. H. BROUGHTON  Gradutc S. P, S.  DOMINION a:-.d PRON1NCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Merritt Princeton Penticton  NOW AT MERRITT  McVittie & Cokely  Dominion and Provincial  Land Surveyors  Irrigation "Work  a  Specialty.  Office over Bank of Montreal.  R/r :���._.   n  _r-  itici * ail.,�����-��.>_*.  A. W. McVITTIE  D.L.S.. B.CJ..S.  L. S. COKELY  D.L.S., B.C.I.S.  Special  Reduced Rates  on all  CP.R. Lines  to the  Industrial and  Agricultural  Exhibition  Vancouver.       ��  August   15-20  For information  apply to  C B. FOSTER  A. G. P. R.       Vancouver, B.C.  G. M. THOM  Agent  Merritt, B. C.  Lots of Good  and Prices are Just Right  You needn't be tied up in building your house  now because I can supply you with any grade  of lumber that you require.  Get Your Orders in Early  All Kinds of Trucking and  Draying Done.  GEORGE RICHES  Temporary offices :  Granite Avenue - MERRITT, B. C.  ouse  !  You can hardly anticipate the wonderfully improved appearance that follows a coat of paint  for the house or store.  Sherwin   Williams   Paints  and Varnishes  are acknowledged to be the best and you can  can do your own paintimg during leisure hours.  Full line of ready mixed paints always in stock.  Call and get a-specimen card.  G. B. Armstrong,  MERRITT,  B.C.  MERRITT'S NEW  efreshment Parlors  Have   been opened in the newly fitted out   buiSding just northof^Goutlee's-Sivery-���-  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.  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.  I. Eastwood  Manager, Friday, July 29, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Just a Little Off  , You're not sick, but^you've no  -appetite for your meals. You  don't feel much like work  either. Stomach not acting  properly. That's all. Now  what you want is a bi  bottle of  Recreation Grounds and Clubhouse  For the Merritt Athletic Association  I O��___-!  Present  g  Lots   and" Pavilion   Will be Sold���Financial  Shows Balance With Everything Clear.  Statement  Digestive Tonic  'This remedy may not be  so useful to a Chronic Dyspeptic, but if you are  . V j ust a little off "���a little  blue, start at once on  NYAL'S DIGESTIVE  TONIC. We know the  formula and can confidently recommend it.  Sold and euaraotoed by BHa  G. M. Gemmill,     -    Merritt  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  Agent for Mendelsolm  and  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola  Merritt  If you want the best service for  your, money when in Kamloops  you should  stop ot the  Dominon Hotel  We pride ourselves on the dining  room service we give to the pubic  and our other departments  are  ' equally well sustained.  W. R. GRAHAM, Proprietor  Kamloops, B.C.  Lytton's Popnlar Hotelry  Baillie Hotel  Good;'Meals,  Good Comfortable  Beds and Best Serv'ce.     Rates  ���      .     -^Reasonabler^   ^        '~  Waiter C. Keeble  Proprietor,  LYTTON, B.C  The; Merritt Athletic Association is branching out. A new  and more progressive policy has  been launched and with consistent effort and application  success in complete measure  should crown the efforts of the  enterprising officials.  The latest exploit of this progressive organization is to secure grounds and erect a club  house thereon that will not only  meet present requirements but  will provide for the future as  well. Every cent of indebtedness has been wiped off the slate  and it is with a clean sheet that  the association will undertake  the new project.  At a large and  representative  meeting in the  Coldwater   hotel  Tuesday   night plans  were   discussed and the scheme   successfully launched.    The suggestion  that appealed to the  most   popular favor was to dispose of the  present    lots    and pavilion    on  Nicola Ave.   and  to invest the  money proceeds in lands suitable  for athletic grounds.    The matter   of erecting a   clubhouse is  associated with the grounds  project.    It was felt that in order  to complete the pavilion it would  be necessary to tear   down  the  present structure and  to -rebuild  completely.    The lots  were not  ample,   however,   because  they  precluded the possibility of sufficient    lands      for    recreation  grounds.    Then too the location  would bi'ing a   substantial  price  and- it   was  thought that land  could be  secured  to   better advantage   in    another    quarter.  President G. F. Ransom, William  Mclntyre and  G. B.   Armstrong  were appointed as  trustees  and  the matter of disposing of the  present holdings   and securing  more satisfactory-ones  was left  in their hands.  The report of the treasurer  which was presented to Tuesday  night's meeting was a most  gratifying one showing a balance  in the bank of $71.92 after all  indebtedness had been wiped  out. The story of the financial  struggle that the association has  experienced is best told in the  report of the treasurer which  appeal's below. A steady and  substantial growth is reflected  and now that this popular insti-  ����  tution is on a good footing success greater and farther reaching  should fall to its lot. President!  Ransom was in the chair on  Tuesday night and the attendance  was the largest recorded for  some time thus evincing a healthy  interest on the part of the members.  Following is the financial  statement as prepared and submitted by Treasurer S. L. Smith:  KISCISIl'TS  Balance from 1909  30  Membership tickets for 1910....    34 00  Proceeds of dance, February, deposited by P. A. Reid. .    35 65  Proceeds Minstrel Show, March,  deposited by S. L. Smith...  100 00  Celebration May 24 and 25, 1910  Refreshments, deposited  by Dr. Tutill 136 40  Refreshments, deposited  G. B. Armstrong.. 100 00 236 40  Rosetts, deposited by F. Steel..    38 50  Entry Fees, deposited by G. M.  Gemmill    -44 50  Half Mile Dash, not run, deposited by G. F. Ransom   100 00  Two dances, May 24 and 25, de-  dosited by R. P. Baker   157 60  Roulette wheel, rent for 2 days.      5 00  Late subcriptions, deposited  by  G.  F.   Ransom   and   G.   M.  Gemmill       7 75  $759 70  DISBURSEMENTS  Merritt Herald, account 1909   12 50  G. B. Armstrong, account 1909.. 45 50  R. A. Smith, half  mile   race repeat, less entry   fee   95 50  M. L. Grimmett, account lot and  interest   52 65  M. L. Grimmett, final payment  lot and interest, less subscription   97 60  Accounts 1910  G. B. Armstrong!..' 171 60  C. D. Collett     5 40  A. J. Coutlee  10 00  Diamond Vale Supply Co..  73 10  G. M. Gemmill     2 75  Government Agent Taxes.        35  A. Jackson     2 25  L. G. Lobsinger     5 75  J.-A.-Menzies..-.-. ...27 33-   -  J. A.. Menzies, rent of hall.  10 00  Merritt Herald   30 00  Wm. Mclntyre, for account  John Devlin     6 00  Philip   McLean ,  10 00  Nicola Valley News..'.  28 50  Albert Wilson     1 50  384 53  Total     $687 78  Balance at credit of the M.A.A.  in Bank of Montreal, July 26th.    71 92  $759 70  (Signed) G. F. Ransom, President.  S. L. Smith, Treasurer.  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.  FOR SALE  One registered Jersey Bull "Merry  Maidens Duke II", born February 10th,  1906; sire, "Merry Maidens Duke";  grand sires, "Merry Maidens", third  son of which took first prize at St.  Louis fair and '.'Gerties Stoke Pogis";  dam, "Gerties Lily" with a record of  7114 pounds of milk in 12 months at 2  years old; grand dams, "Prize Mays  Duchess" with a record of 7274 pounds  of milk in 150 days and "Diplomas  Lily" with a record of 6641 pounds of  milk in 10 months.   ���'"'���.  One registered Jersey Bull "Saturn"  born  February  27,   1910; sire, "Silver  Dawn" of "Saturna" and dam, "Lady  Betty of Saturna."  For further particulars apply to  Manager, Quinsharden Ranch.  Dot, B. C.  WATER POWERS IN RAILWAY BELT  A London, Eng., despatch  says that the judicial committee  of the privy council today in the  two-cases-of���the^-Bominion���of-  Canada vs. Ontario and the Bur-  rard Power company, and the  attorney general of British Columbia vs. the King (and cross  appeal) at the close of the arguments for the appellants, announced that the ai'guments for  the other side would not be  heard.    Judgment was reserved.  The case of the Burrard Power company is that which involves control of water powers  within the railway belt in British Columbia, the issue arising  out of a provincial license covering the Lillooet river. The judicial committee's action today  foreshadows judgment in favor  of the province.  Provincial News  The Christensen-Brandt Company has just put through a: large  deal in land in the Lakese valley,  5,000 acres being sold to a North  Dakotan, for upwards of $50,000.  The same buyer a week before  purchased 2,000 other acres,  making his holding in this locality 7,000 acres.  It is explained that the severity of the sentence passed upon  Steve Woodgist,   who was  sen  tenced at Prince Rupert to three  months' imprisonment for stealing plums on the steamer Hazle-  ton, is due to the fact thatpilfer-  i ng from_cargo had_=_become  chronic in the district. The extreme penalty for interfering  with cargo on shipboard is fourteen years' imprisonment.  $602 is the record price of an  illicit drink at Prince Rupert.  This is what Charles Grey was  asked to contribute because of  his connection with a 'blind pig'.  $100 fine, $500 license fee, and $2  costs made up the total. Seizure  of his goods and chattels with  three months' imprisonment  made up the alternative.  Much satisfaction is expressed  throughout the Kamloops district  over the fact that the coal measures of the North Thompson are  shortly to be thoroughly explored  by diamond drilling. Coal measures outcrop in several parts of  the valley, but their extent and  value has not as yet been ascertained with positiveness.  1  Marino in for a Licking  SEATTLE, July 27. ���Eddie Marino  received a telegram from Calgary yesterday telling him that he had been  matched to box Abe Attell there fifteen rounds August 22, and notifying  him that he was expected to be in  Calgary at least two weeks before the  match. Marino boxed Attell fifteen  rounds at Sand Point, Idaho, a few  years ago and was outpointed, though  he was-not knocked out.  Get in on the Ground Floor  Only a Few Good Buys Left for  You  These Prices Will Last Only Until July  15th.  It matters not whether you want  it for the speculation, for building a home or putting up a business block, we can meet your  best wishes.  L  The choice of the town  of Merrit is the Conklin  Estate.  i  i  l  For information call on or address  Agents for Conklin Estate  Offices over Bank of Montreal  Merritt,  %^&  I  !  S THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, July 2\  111  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year in  advance.  Six months $1.00  EDITOR        - - -        S. N. DANCEY  One dollar per inch per month for resrula advertising. Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.    $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising- 10 words for 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract advertising.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt. B.C  The work of perfecting   the  airship and flying machine is exacting a terrible toll of life.     It  is true that it is but in  its  experimental stages and that sacrifice is largely associated  with  this particular stage of development but the  number of lives  that have  been snuffed  out is  appalling.    No system  of locomotion  either on  land   or   sea  has   been  without its sacrifice.  When the locomotive   was  first  invented there was the same atmosphere of skepticism surrounding it and before it was perfected it had entailed a sacrifice  of  life.    The motor car also carries  with it a tollage list.     Even  on  the water the steamship was not  brought to a state of success until it had involved the  death  of  some of the men foremost in  its  promotion.     But it is safe to say  that no form of locomotion  has  been as costly as  the   airship.  We have no doubt but that it will  be a safe  means of locomotion  and that the day will soon  come  when it will figure largely in  international   strife   should   such  occur but in the experimenting it  seems incredible that so many  men should give up their lives so  as to give  the machine  to the  world in its improved and  perfected form.     Truly may it be  said that the airship will have the  largest role of martyrs known to  humanity aside from  wars   on  landandsea.  The   other   day   a   Canadian  immigration officer  prevented a  Socialist   orator   from   entering  British    Columbia.    The     man  was scheduled   to speak at Victoria but when he, boarded   the  boat at Seattle he was told that  he could not enter   the   country  because he was a political disturber.    We have   been   burdened  with many abuses   in  the  past  emanating from the immigration  department but this is   one   of  the most exasperating instances  that has  been   brought to our  attention.    The Socialist   orator  had offended no law.    He   was  not a fugitive from justice.    He  was just a simple man   seeking  the privilege of freedom of speech  that has long since become   dear  to every   Britisher.    We appreciate a rigid enforcement of any  law but-we believe that the officer of the department went beyond his bounds when he interfered with the entrance of this  man into British. Columbia.    If  he was a political   disturber   he  had a right to speak and if in  the course   of his  visit   to the  Canadian side he   should   offend  any   of   the  common   laws   we  have    machinery   to effect   his  punishment.    But the immigra-  tiob officer had no right   whatever to take the action   that he  did  and   he not - only offended  the great and   growing   society  with which this man is associated  but he offended the honor   and  standing   of the. constitutional  system of Canada.  It is lamentable that a better  service cannot be secured for the  citizens of Merritt in the matter  of the Dominion Express company. Parcels reaching the local  agency are often held for days  before the consignees are aware  of their presence. The other  day some fruit was held through  an unusually hot day with the  result that it became mushy and  serviceable   only.' for    canning.  The party to whom this fruit  was shipped was only advised of  its arrival when he went to the  station on another matter. In  other towns they have a delivery  system for express parcels and  in the absence of this the least  the express company could do  would be to advise parties of the  arrival of goods. "We do not find  fault with the local agent by any  means because he is only carrying out instructions. It is with  the company itself that the responsibility should be placed and  the existing evils should be remedied at once.  The citizens of Merritt should  co-operate with Constable Clai'ke  in his effort to keep all suspicious  characters out of the town.  Now that construction days are  on us we are face to face with a  problem that has confronted  every other town during a similar era. Some of them are in  search of honest work but many  of them are bent on other missions. As one man aptly said  the other day "during construction a town generally gets the  scum of. the earth." There is  only one way to deal with this  problem and that is to keep all  idle and indolent characters out  of town. Constable Clarke has inaugurated a crusade and he  should have the sympathy and  assistance of the public at large.  We want a clean town and we all  have to work to secure it as such.  The many disastrous fires  throughout the province during  the past few days emphasizes  the fact that the government  cannot be too stringent in its  regulations governing the preservation of timber. Some of the  finest timber in the Crow's Nest  country was a prey to flames last  week and in other parts of the  province other losses have been  recordered. In the vicinity of  Kaslo several  lives  were  sacri-  ,ficed. The system of fire wardens  is good if the force is ample but  it rexuires eternal vigilance on  ,the part of these officials. Severe  punishmentshould be meted out  to the parties who would start a  fire in the vicinity of timber  when conditions are threatening.  In the evolution of science  many notable things have been  achieved but the latest comes  from New York city where a  physician claims that he can cure  paralysis by means of hypnotism.  Whether right or wrong in his  theory it stands to reason that he  has affected a wonderful improvement in the patient with  whom he has been laboring for  some time. This same case baffled the best of medical skill and  if the Gotham physician can secure permanent and reasonable  success with his new theory he  will furnish a new page for the  big volume in which is chronicled the history of scientific ; investigations and discoveries of  the age.  What has become of the scheme  to provide an electric lighting  system for Merritt ? Some time  ago the promoters of the scheme  were very active and they had  plans laid that would secure for  the town a service by the end of  September. But nothing has  materialized of late and the citizens of .the town are beginning  to wonder what has become of  it. Merritt needs a lighting system and needs it badly and this  company should spare no effort  to meet local requirements.  From a financial point it should  be one of the best paying investments in the land.  will do for a home team. It  evidences the large place that  sports fill in the life of this province. The Minto cup is rivetted  to the banks of the Fraser. It  is doubtful if it will be taken  away from its present resting  place for many years. Certain  it is that there is no team in tne  east capable of lifting it. The  triumph of the Westminsters is  appreciated' by the people of  British Columbia as a whole.  It is one of; the best publicity  agencies that we have.  It   is  healthy  pleasing to   note   the  interest   awakened   in  the matter of the irrigation convention to be held at Kamloops  next month. From all parts of:  the province as well as.'. points  through Alberta delegates will  come and some of the best known  authorities on irrigation will be  present and give addresses.  Irrigation is the big problem be-,  fore the people of the' upper  country and the approaching  convention should have a wonderfully good effect. It is hoped  that Nicola valley will not neglect the privilege and opportunity of enjoying the benefits  of this talkfest on this great  and all absorbing question.  Merritt's New Eating House  Everything Clean and Well Kept.  "Meals at all hours. Tickets of 21 meals $6. Single meals 50c.  Nothing tastes better than a homemade  meal and that is  what you get here.    All cooking by lady cooks.  North End of old Leonard Building,  Voght Street Merritt, B. C  The striking success. &�� the  New Westminster team*. ��n_ the  Minto cup series Is . signiifiicant  for many reasons. Itr demonstrates the superiority of the  western style of lacrosse over  that of the east. It shows just  what a strong  patriotic support j    .".,   ,- .11  House  Flies  are hatched in manure and revel in.  filth. Scientists have discovered,  that they are largely responsible for  the spread of Tuberculosis, Typhoid,.  Diphtheria, Dysentery, Infantile Diseases of the Bowels, etc.  Every packet of  WILSON'S  more   flies   than   300, sheets   of  sticky   paper.  The Coming Residential District of the Town of Merritt  77To those who contemplate  *~ homemaking it is well that  they give first consideration to  the question of location. One of  the greatest essentials in making  a home is to select a pleasing en-  __viroment. We have_jnst_p1appd-  on the market what is to be  known as Merritt Terrace and its  location as well as the general  character of the district stamp  it as one of the important future ���  residential communities of the  town.  Situated on a lof,ty bluff- overlooking the town and command-,  ing a position of unrivalled scenic  wealth Merritt Terrace appeals-  in no mean sense to the man who  is looking for a home site.     The  character of the soil is  in itself  worthy of a first consideration  and general   conditions   are   of  such a nature as to  be fully  reassuring.    The lots all have a  frontage   of   one   hundred  feet  and range from one hundred  to  two hundred and eighty feet in  depth.  VALLEY  ^Uftfe have fixed the purchase  4>** prices so that they are within reach of all.    Just think���an  . outlay of $200 or $300 will secure  for you one"of the finest building  lots in the town.     There is no  ^doubt=as-to=the=f uture of Merritt.^  It is destined to become one of  the most active commercial centres of the upper country so that  you secure permanency in locating a home here.  Every buy is a good one. Some  of the first citizens of the town  have already advised us that they  will build on Merritt Terrace and  it is necessary that you buy at  once if you want to get one of  the choice situations.  Come and see us and we will  be only too glad to drive you out  .to the spot and show you everything. It is but a few minutes  'from the heart of the business  (district.  Offices over Bank off Montreal.  MERRITT, B.C.  BBBBSHB Friday, July 29, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  o  ^EMM!LL..HAS IT"  .; NYAL?s;;>::-";:  Stands for aii"'th'ot. is best in personal  medication.  open form-  Nyal's means honest  ulas.  ^Jyal's   means   no   more   secret  nostrums.  Nyal's means no more impossible  "care alls."  Nyal's means scientific accuracy.  G. M. GEMMILL  Druggist and Stationer  Agent for Mason & Ri3ch Piano.  Nyal's means a .-special, remedy  for each ailment.  Nyal's are made by skilled chemists.  Nyal's do not depend upon clever  advertising men who try to  make you think you are ill.  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Miss Lina Blackwell visited  with her aunt, Mrs. Fred Paige.  A shortage of cars in a large  measure affected the output, of  the Middlesboro mines this week.  A. S. Bennett left by Wednesday morning's train for the  .coast.- He will be back on Monday. .  . B. Browitt went over to Kamloops yesterday morning on a  business trip. He will be back  tonight.  M. L. Grimmett is back from  the coast. Mrs. Grimmett and'  children will be away for several  weeks.  Mrs. Pooley of Tamerton ranch  visited with her sister, Mrs. Dr.  Tutill over Tuesday night and  Wednesday.  Anglican Church Services :  Sunday, July 31. 2:30 Quilchena, 8 p.m. Nicola. Rev. Jas.  Thompson.  Andrew McGoran has erected  office buildings in connection  with his lumber yards on Voght  street across from the C.P.R.  station.       �� ���      "  Presbyterian Church : Services Sunday, July 31, 1910.  Merritt 3 p.m., Middlesboro 4:30  p.m., Nicola.7:30 p.m. Rev. W  J. Kidd, pastor.  A. McCulloch, chief engineer  of the Kettle Valley railway,  was down at the coast this week  going by Wednesday morning's  train.  W. E. Duncan and Mrs. Duncan went down to the. coast last  week and will be away until early  in August.    They will visit Van-  v couver, Victoria and Seattle.  .Every citizen of Merritt should  attend the public meeting in  iMeffiizJes hall on Tuesday evening  ioe.x(t to discuss the matter of incorporation. Proceedings will  start at 8 o'clock.  Mrs. William Schmock and Miss  Beaton   have   opened   up   their  a  j vorable position to win this trophy and it is likely that a series  of matches will be arranged very  shortly.      4  C. S. Hubbs  is  back  from  business trip to the coast.  Arrangements are complete  for a great gathering to be held  at New Westminster on August  15 to celebrate the golden jubilee  of the entrance of the Oblates  of Mary Immaculate to the mission field of British Columbia.  It will be one of the greatest  Catholic gatherings in the history of the province.  Many fine houses will be erected in Merritt this  fall  and  the  carpenters and builders are looking forward to a very - busy  syn.    Amongst those  pose  to  build are  G.  strong,  the  Bank  of  A. L. Dingee,   M.   L.  and others.  MRS. FORSYTH'S SUCCESS  The race for the honors in the  Vancouver Daily Province eon-  test is developing great interest.  Mrs. H. E. Forsyth, the local  candidate is making a record run,;  in fact it looks as though she  would be at the head of the list  before the end of the week.  She is now in third place. A  trip to Skagway is now assured  for the popular local lady but a  nice furnished bungalow on an  improved city lot in Vancouver  looks good to Mrs. Forsyth and  she is striving to get first place.  Her host of warm friends wish  her every success.  Speaking of Mrs. Forsyth's  candidature  the Province  says:  "A  record-breaking jump  in  suited fatally. Hallanan was in  front of one of the small cars  coining down with coal and was  trying to get another man out of  ,the way when he fell beneath  "the wheels. His left ankle was  pinned down and severely bruised. Both knees and his neck  were injured and he sustained a  painful scalp wound. The heavy  boots' that he wore saved him  from more serious injury. The  heel of the boot was completely  cut off. Dr. Tutill was called  and dressed the wounds and the  injured man is doing well.   o   LABOR DAY CELEBRATION  Arrangements are pretty well  under way for the big Labor Day  celebration at Quilchena.    This is  the score list is made today by !one of the big bills of the year  Mrs. H. E. Forsyth, Middlesborofand the management have spared  B. C. who sent in  416,020 votes  sea-  who pro-  B.   Arm-  .Montreal,  Grimmett  restaurant on Voght street and  they are meeting with splendid  success so far. The restaurant  will be known as "The Star."  .4��_Irs. J. B.Boyd who for the  ypas&'six weeks has been visiting  .wiDfr Jier parpnts, Mr. and Mrs.  \W. h. Houston", Golden, returned  Vby Wednesday night's train.  .Mrs. William Muggeridge with  eDaSJd has gone down  to South  ��� j^Biwng Island just south of Vic-  toi'ia where  she  will  stop with  her  WiSDts for a few weeks.  Mrs'' ^Mm vwith her child  arrived ^ Wfitopefcy night's  train from' fi?*Wlltpop�� &J join her  husband H: <& Statham, Jpcal  manager for fc%$"fch & Clarke at  Merriti. Ther itove taken up  their residence o\Ter the store on  Quilchena Ave.  Fred Richardson 'aaxfc' A. Macdonald were amongst tfL.*e commercial men^in the yMe.v this  week. Bustttess is bi'KW'W&.g at  Merritt an&levidence of ites can  be found in the large daily 5'1^I3X  of representatives fri'tfn $&&  wholesale houses on the cc^ask  A new engine, one of the five  hundred class, has. been placed  in service on the local branch  and the old engine, No. 499, has  been sent to the shops at Vancouver to be rebuilt. With the  new engine additional motive  power is secured and it will be  possible to haul bigger trains  with increased tonnage.  F. J. Lumsden, the well known  shoeman of Vancouver, has been  jn.���the_ valley, for several days  this week. Mr. Lumsden is interested in many ways in the  valley and he is a keen student  of local conditions. ' 'I tell you  things are on the move here. It  certainly looks good." This was  his optimistic observation.  Miss Mae Merrriott, who is  establishing a millinery parlor  and dress making establishment  in Merritt, is now at the coast  buying stock.' There is an opening in Merritt for a business of  this character and Miss Merriott  should meet with every success.  She has taken temporary quarters in the Macdonald house on  Quilchena Ave.  William Tattray, who for the  past=eleven=years=has=been=en-=  gaged in the dairy business in  the town of Sandon, is now a  resident of Merritt having gone  into partnership with C. A. Big-  ney, the local dairyman. It is  the plan of the new firm to conduct business on a more elaborate scale and Merritt is assured  of a good milk and dairy supply.  on Saturday. As she is now  fourth in the list, people are beginning to wonder whether Mrs.  Forsyth really wants that trip to  Skagway after all or whether  she may not be seriously considering the advantages of a city  residence in the form of- a t furnished bungalow built at the expense of the Province on one of  the improved corner lots they,  are now offering as competition  prizes.  " Mrs. Forsyth was born and  brought up in the Nicola valley,  but   evidently   does not   suffer  from  that traditional  prejudice  against   a prophet in   his  own  country,    for   she    has gleaned,  almost the whole of this immense  vote in her own  home   district.  Mrs. Forsyth  also made a successful canvas in Kamloops,   the  scene of part of her school girl  life.    She has been assisted   by  Miss Gertrude Furnival of Vancouver whose brother is manager  of the Astor   Grill.    Miss   Fur-  nival was  in  the Nicola, valley  this summer convalescing   from  a severe illness when  she   discovered that she  could kill   two  birds with one stone, by going- in  pursuit of   health and  votes  at  the same time.    She and.   Mrs.  Forsyth scoured the country  for  eight miles around,  either  driving or on  horseback,   and  Miss  Furnival reports the   Nicola air  to be a wonderful health  restorer.    She is new acting as  Mrs.  Forsyth's representative in Vancouver and has helped   her substantially with votes gathered in  this city.  "Mrs. Forsyth is a sister   of  Mr. J, Palmer who is with C. S.  Douglas   &   Co.   of Vancouver.  Mr. Forsyth  holds   the position'  of postmaster   in  Middlesboro."  neither effort nor expense to  make this year's event the big-  est and best yet.  Many outside horses will be  entered and in the different  classes there will be keen competition and real good sport is anticipated. Jos. Gucihon, jr., is  looking after the entries and is  directing the big event and this  should be sufficient assurance  that success will be secured.  B. C. AND ALASKAN RAILWAY  Jean   Wolkenstein,   president  of the British Columbia & Alaskan Railway Company,   a New  York   concern   which   proposes  building    an   800-mile    railway  from  Vancouver    northerly  via  Lytton   to    Fort   George,    and  which has had   two   reconnaissance parties   out this summer  in charge of L. M.  Rice &  Co.,  of Seattle had a long interview  with Premier McBride at Victoria  outlining   his   company's  plans  for   the    improvement   of   the  transportation facilities of central   British   Columbia.    The interview   is  understood to have  no definite ouctoine, Mr. Wolkenstein    promising   to  present in  writing on his return from Cariboo,  an  outline of his project,  together with any  proposals to  the   Government in   connection  therewith.  HORSES ARE SCARCE  Railroad construction makes  good business for the liveries.  All the available horses have  been pressed into service in the  clearing and grading. "I wish I  could get hold of a few horses  for I certainly could use them"  said Alex. Coutlee, the Merritt  liveryman.  ACCIDENT AT MINES  ===William-=Hallanani=one=of=the^  oldest and best known miners in  the Middlesboro camp, met with  a serious accident on Monday  morning which  might have re-.  WILL WELCOME NEW RECTOR  Rev. Thomas Walker who is  coming to take charge of the  local parish at Merritt will be  tendered a formal reception by  the members and friends of his  church in Menzies hall on the  evening of Wednesday, Aug. 4th.  Mr. Walker will be here on  Tuesday or Wednesday's train  and ; he will preach his first  sermon on the following Sunday.  He will- be ordained at New  | Westminster on Sunday, July 31.  The reception will be in charge  of=the^adiesi_Guild__^and_iaJ2hoice  programme will be given. Light  refreshments will be served and  the ladies propose to extend a  general invitation.  Merritt tennis enthusiats*' ���&*��  seriously contemplating a challenge tor the cup now held' by  the Nicola club. Never before  has Merritt been in a more   fa-  NEW LIVERY STABLE  The material is now en the  ground for the construction of  the new livery stable to be erected by George Riches on the property to the rear of the Diamond  Vale Co. 's store. Mr. Riches is  now putting up a building for  the storage of grain and feed.  He will start work on the livery  Stable in a few days.  Trail will soon have a band  fo��>y scouts.  of  TENNIS AT COUTLEE  One of the, most delightful tennis tourneys of the season was  given at Coutlee last Saturday  afternoon on the beautiful courts  of S. J. Solomon. Nicola and  Merritt were well represented  and several interesting games  resulted . Tea was served during the progress of the tourney  and a delightful time was experienced. Amongst those in  attendance were Mr. and Mrs.  Strickland, Misses Murray, Mr.  and Mrs. Lunn and Mrs. Pooley  of Nicola; Mrs. Tutill, Miss  Beattiej Miss Seaton, Messrs.  Smith, Baker, Watson, Boyd,  Browitt, Dr. Tutill, H. Walker  Sutcliffe and W. H. Richardson  of Merritt.  MONTREAL TO THE BAD  The Westminsters put  it   all  over the Montreals in the second  game of the Minto cup series last  Saturday. The score was 13 to 5  and it pretty well represents the  play. The challengers were  simply outclassed and at no stage  of the game was there and fear  of defeat for the Salmonbellies.  The total, for the two games  gives Westminster 23 goals to 9  for the Montreals. But though  the easterners, were trimmed to a  frazel they took a good sized  sack of western gold back with  them. There vvere pretty nearly 20,000 paid admissions at the  two games and the receipts averaged nearly $12,000 half of which  will go to Montreal.  And now both the Torpntos  and Nationals want to come out  after the Minto cup.  Missoula, Mont., wants a  berth in the Northwestern league  a����_MwM(MfMtt\_i'acrww_t���na  Montreal  REST $12,000,000  Established   1817. Head Office:  PAID UP CAPITAL $14,400,000.  N.r L.lu'.tr.l ..lou.Mmi.  t'.arl. . l>resi_if.ii.  anil Geaei-al Manaqt:!-.  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 rales.)  NICOLA VALLEY  MERRITT:  S. L. SMITH, Acting Sub-Agent  NICOLA:  A. W.  STRICKLAND, Manager.  BsmtBBtmBismsm^JimiBszsim  For  lues  Call and See Us  We have a watch to suit every pocket.  We guarantee all watches, and if they are not satisfactory  we will refund your money.  Call and see our stock of Tie Pins, Fobs,  Wedding Presents  Etc.    Splendid values at  James Simpson's Jewelry Store  Repairs Guaranteed.        Watchmaker and Jeweler  THE FINEST HOSTELRY 8N 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  v It is a,question, that 9 nfronts every man just about now.  I have a omplete line of the best old ountry 1 oths and give  the best of satisfaction in both workmanship and quality of  goods.      . Pri es are reasonable and will fit the smallest  purse.  Just opening up in the  Two doors west of the new  Old Nash Building, Quil hena, Ave.  Coldwater Hotel.  CLEANING AND PRESSING A SPECIALTY  GIVE ME A TRIAL AND IT WILL PAY YOU  C. STEPHENSON, Merchant Tailor  MERRITT, B. C.  erntt Restaurant  A satisfied customer is the best advertisement  you can have���ask any of our regular boarders. They will tell you that they get the best  of service at the Merritt Restaurant. Delicacies  of the season always on hand.    Bread for Sale.  ANDREW HOGAN  Quilchena Ave. PROPRIETOR Merritt, B. C.  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.  McGilKvary &   Veasey,    Proprietors  Ashcroft, B. C.  for 1911.    The Missoula club has  already raised $5000.  Mike Lynch has been deposed  as captain of the Seattle ball  team. He has joined the Tacoma  outfit and will play  centre field.  Eastern lacrosse results give  the Nationals a victory over the  Torontos in Montreal by a score  of 6 to 1.    Cornwall   beat   the.  Capitals by 6 to 5 at  Cornwall.  Nationals lead the league with  seven wins and no losses.     Mon-  treal  is  second,   Toronto third,.  Tecumsehs     fourth,      Cornwall;  fifth, Shamrocks sixth and Capi-,  tals at the bottom. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday,   July  29,  .*z>.  he n in  call at the  Commercial  Hotel  for  a good   square  meal.    Best  accomodation and comfort  of  Rate $1.50 per day  THE LION AND  THE MOUSE.  By CHARLES KLEIN  A Story of American Life Novelized From the Plav h  ARTHUR  HORNBLOW.  1  COPYRIGHT.    1906.    BY    G.    W.    DILLINGHAM    COMPANY  "Continued   from last week.  Quiiciieno  Hotel  Quilchena, B.C.  One of the finest hotels in the uppe  country. Excellent accomodation fo  travellers and tourists. Hot and coli  water baths.    Best of wines and liquors.  Terms $2.00 a day and upwards.  Jos. Guichon  Proprietor  Automobiles  ANCOUVER 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.  NOTICE  Season 1910  Imported pure  bred Clydesdale  Stallion   .  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.  Imported   pure    bred   Hackney  Pony Stallion  Harriestoun  Meteor  No. 10892 Hackney Horse Society  of Great Britain and Ireland  Foalded in 07, sired by Johnit  Copa outofl9 e Pollie Perkins-  by Sir Waldie, will serve a limited number of broken mares a'  Quinsharden ranch, Dot, B. C.  during this season.  Mares must not exceed 141-'  hands in height.  Harriestoun  Meteor   was th  winner of first in Junior Stallio  closs and in  the Pony Champio  class at the  recent Horse Show-  in Vancouver.  Terms  $20.00   for the Season.  H. ABBOTT,  Owner.  "So you think your lire is a good example  to   follow?"  she  asked,   with  a  tinge of irony.  "Isn't ir?" lie demanded.  The girl   looked   him- square   in   the  face.  "Suppose." she said, "we all wanted  to follow it; suppose we all wanted to  lv the richest, the most powerful per-  so.iage in the world?"  "Well, what then?" he demanded.  "I think it would postpone the era of  the brotherhood of man indefinitely,  don't you?" ���  0 "I never thought of it from that  point of view," admitted the billoiuaire.  ������Really." he added, "you're an extraordinary girl. Why, you can't-he  more than twenty or so."  "I'm twenty-four or so," smiled Shirley.  Ryder's face expanded in a broad  smile. He admired this girl's pluck  ���ind ready wit. He^grew more amiable  and tried to gain her confidence. In a  coaxing tone he said:  "Come, where did you get those details?   Take me into your confidence."  "I have taken you into my confidence," laughed Shirley, pointing at her  book. "It cost you $1.50." Turning  over the papers he bad put before her,  she said presently, "I don't know about  this."  "You don't think my life would make  good' reading?" be asked, with some  asperity.        o  "It might," she replied slowly, as if  unwilling to commit herself as to its  commercial or literary value. Then  she said frankly: "To tell you the honest truth, I don't consider mere genius  iu money making is sufficient provocation for rushing into print. You see.  unless you come to a bad end, it woi. .  have uo moral."  Ignoring the uot very flattering insinuation contained In this last speech,  the plutocrat continued to urge her:  "You can name your own price if you  will do the work," he said. "Two.  three or even five thousand dollars.  It's only a few months' work."  "Kive thousand dollars?" echoed  Shirley. "That's a lot of money."  Smiling, she added: "It appeals to my  'joinmercia I sense. But I'm afraid the  subject does uot arouse my enthusiasm  from an artistic standpoint."  Ryder seemed amused at the idea of  any one hesitating to make $5,000. He  knew that writers do not run across  such opportunities every day.  "Upon my word," he said, "I don't  know why I'm so anxious to get you  to do the work. I suppose it's because you don't want to. You remind  me of my son.   Ah, he's a problem!"  Shirley started involuntarily when  Ryder mentioned his son. But he did  not notice it.  "Why, is he wild?" she asked, as if  only mildly interested.  "Ob, no; I wish he were," said Ryder.  . "Fallen iu love with the wrong woman. 1 suppose," she said.  "Something of the sort How did  you guess?" asked Ryder, surprised.  Shirley coughed to meet her embarrassment and replied indifferently:  "So   many   boys  do  that    Besides,"  she added, with a mischievous twinkle  in her eyes. "I can hardly imagine that  =any=wou_.an-wou!d=be-the-righfconeMin-  less.you selected her yourself!"  Ryder made no answer. He folded  his arms and gazed at her. Who was  this woman who knew him so well,  who could read his inmost thoughts,  who never made a mistake? After a  silence he said:  "Do you know you say the strangest  things?"  "Truth is strange," replied Shirley  carelessly. "I don't suppose you hear  it very often."  "Not iu that form," admitted Ryder.  Shirley had taken on to her lap  some of the letters he had passed her  aud was perusing them one after another.  "All these letters from Washington  consulting you on politics and finance  ���they won't interest the world."  "My secretary picked them out," explained Ryder. "Your artistic sense  will tell you what to use."  "Does your son still love this girl?  I mean the one you object to/* Inquired  Shirley as she went on sorting the papers.  "Oh, no. he does not care for her any  more," answered Ryder hastily.    .  "Yes, he does. He still loves her,"  said Shirley positively.  "How do you know?" asked Ryder,  amazed.  "Prom the way you say he doesn't,"  retorted Shirley.  Ryder gave his caller a look in which  admiration was mingled with astonishment.  "You are right again," he.said. "The  Idiot does love the girl."  "Bless his heart!" said Shirley to herself. Aloud she said:  "I hope they'll both outwit you."  Ryder laughed in spite of himself.  This youug woman certainly interested  him more than any other he had ever  known.  "I don't think  I  ever met any  In my life quite like you," he said.  "What's the objection to the girl?"  demanded Shirley.  -lively oujection. i aout want ner  in my family."  "Anything against her character?"  To better conceal the keen interest  she took in the personal turn the conversation had taken, Shirley pretended  to be more busy than ever with the  papers.  "Yes���that is, no���not that I know'  of," replied Ryder. "But because a  woman has a good character, that  doesn't necessarily make her a desirable match, does it?"  "It's a point in her favor, isn't it?"  "Yes, but"��� He hesitated as if uncertain what to say.  "You know men well, don't you, Mr.  Ryder?"  "I've met enough to know them pretty well," he replied.  "Why don't you study women  for a  change?" she asked.   "That would en  able you to understand a great many  things that I don't think are quite clear  fo you now."  Ryder laughed good humoredly. It  was decidedly a novel sensation to  have some one lecturing him.  "I'm studying you," he said, "but I  don't seem to make much headway.  A woman like you whose mind isu't  spoiled by the amusement habit ..has.  great possibilities���great possibilities.  Do j on know you're the first woman  t ever took into my confidence���I mean  at sight?" Again he fixed her with  that keen glance" which in his business  life had taught him how to read men.  Me continued: "I'm acting on senti-  aient���something I rarely do, but���) I  can't help it. I like you, upon my  soul I do, and I'm going to introduce  you to my wife���my son"���.  He took the telephone from his desk  as if he were going to use it.  "What a'-commander in chief you  would have made���how natural it is  for you to command!" exclaimed Shirley iu a burst of admiration that was  half real, .half mocking. "I suppose  you always tell people what they are  to do and how they are to do it. You  arc a born general. You know I've  often thought that Napoleon and Caesar and Alexander must have been  groat domestic leaders as well as imperial rulers. I'm sure of it now."  ' Ryder listened to her in amazement  lie was not quite sure if she were  milking fun of him or not.  "Well,  of all"���  he  l.e.-jau:  then   in  terruptiug   himself   he   said   amiably  "Won't you do me the honor to nice:  my family?"  Shirley smiled sweetly and bowed.  "Thank you, Mr. Ryder, I will."  She  rose  from  her seat and  leaned  "over  the   manuscripts  to  conceal   the  satisfaction  this promise of an  intro  duction to the family circle gave her.'  She   was 'quick  to  see that it  meant  .more visits to the house and other and  perhaps better opportunities to find the  objects   of   her search.     Ryder   lifted  the receiver of his telephone and talked to    his secretary in another room,  while Shirley, who was still standing,  continued, examining  the  papers  anil  letters.  "Is that yon. Bagley? What's that?  Oeneral Dodge? Get rid of him. I  can't see him today. Tell him to coine  tomorrow. What's that? My son  wants to see me? Tell him to come to  the phone."  =^t=th1vt=instlHt=Shirley=gaTe=a=little  cry.   which   in  vain she tried to  suppress.    Ryder looked up.  "What's the matter?" he demanded.  and, leaning over to take some manuscript; he said: ���  "Yes, I don't want these,, papers to  get"--  His eye suddenly rested on the letters  she was holding. He stopped short.  and reaching forward he tried to snatch  them from her.  "What have you got there?" "he. exclaimed.  He took the letters, and she made no  resistance. It would be folly to force  the issue now, she thought.'- Another  opportunity would present itself. . Ryder locked the letters up very carefully  in the drawer on the lefthand side of  his desk, muttering to himself rather  than speaking to Shirley:  "How on earth did they get among  my other papers?" .  "From Judge Rossmore, were they  not?" said Shirley boldly.  "How did you know it was Judge  Rossmore?" demanded Ryder suspiciously. "I didn't know that his name  had been mentioned."  "I saw his signature," she said simply.   Then she added, "He's the father  of the girl yon don't like, isn't he?"  "Yes. he's the"���  A cloud came over the financier's  face. His eyes darkened, his jaws  snapped, and he clinched his fist.  "How you must hate him!" said Shirley, who observed the change.  "Not at all," replied Ryder, recovering his self possession and suavity of  maimer. "1 disagree with his politics  and his methods, but���I know very little about him except that .he is about  to be removed from office." -  "About .In he?" echoed Shirlev.    "So  0  d  even  before  he  is  irl    laughed    bitterly.  hi." la.e i:�� ..ecu  tried?" The  "Yes.'' she wont on, "some of the newspapers are beginning to think he is innocent of the things of which he is accused."  "Do they?" said Ryder indifferently.  "Yes."   she   persisted,   "most  people  r.re on his side."  She planted her elbows on the desk  In front of her, and looking him square-  ���l.v in the face she asked him point  blank:  "Whose side are you on���really and  truly?"  Ryder winced. What right had this  woman, a stranger both to Judge Rossmore and himself, to come here and  catechise him? He restrained his impatience with difficulty as he replied:  "Whose side am I on? Oh, I don't  know that I am on any side. I don't  know that I give it much thought.   I"���  "Do you think this man deserves to  be punished?"  she demanded.  She had resumed her seat at the desk  and partly regained her self possession.  "Why do you ask? What is your interest in this matter?"  "I don't know," she replied evasively. "His case interests me. that's all.  It's rather romautic. Your son loves  this man's daughter. He is in disgrace  ���many seem to think unjustly."    Her  I have opening up a Lumber Yard on  Voght street just across from the C. P.  R. station, where I will carry a full line of  all classes of building material including  lumber, shingles, line, cement, etc.  Prices Will be Right  Quality of the Best.  Order Early. All Orders Quickly rilled  Andrew McGoran  Offices in Lumber Yard.  BilEiards and Poof  I have opened fine new parlors in the old restaurant  building just back of the old Coldwater. New  Tables and everything in the best order,  Tobaccos and Cigars  A good fresh supply always on hand.  Orders taken for fresh butter and eggs.  W. J. Thompson,     -     -    Prop.  one  startled.  "Nothing, nothing!" she replied in a  hoarse whisper. "I pricked myself  with a pin.    Don't mind me."  She had just come across her father's missing letters, which had got  mixed up. evidently without Ryder's  knowledge, In the mass of papers ho  had handed her. Prepared as she was  to find the letters somewhere In the  house, she never dreamed that fate  would put thorn so easily and so quickly into her hands; the suddenness of  their appearance and the sight of her  father's familiar signature affected her  almost like a shock. Now she had  them, she must not let them go again;  yet how could she keep them unobserved? Could she conceal them?  Would he miss them? She tried to slip  them in her bosom while Ryder was  busy at the phone, but he suddenly  glanced in her direction and caught hor  eye. She still held the letters in her  hand, which shook from nervousness,  but he noticed nothing and went on  speaking through the phone:  "Hello, Jefferson, boy! You want to  see me. Can you wait till I'm through?  I've got a lady here. Going away?  Nonsense! Determined, eh? Well, I  can't keep you here if you've made up  your mind. You want to say goodby.  Come up in about five minutes, and I'll  introduce you to, a very interesting person."  He laughed and hung up the receiver.  Shirley was all unstrung, trying to  overcome the e_r.r��'Hon which her discovery had caused her, and in a  strangely altered voice, the result of  tl�� simyous strain she was under, she  said:  "You want me to come here?"  She looked up from the letters she  was reading across to Ryder, who was  standing watching her on the other  side of the desk.  He caught her stance  Merritt Livery and Peed Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses. Express meets  all trains.    Buggies for hire.  A. J. COUTLEE, Prop.,  Merritt, B. C.  ' What liava you.ijoa there? ���  voice trembled with emotion as she  '.���o:itinned: "I have heard from one  source or'another���you'know Iain acquainted with a number o.f newspaper  men���I have heard that life no longer  has any interest for him, that he is not  only i_i_.gi-_.ced but beggared, that he is  pining away slowly, dying of a broken  heart, that his wife and daughter are  in do.vnir. Tell me. do you think he  deserves such a fate?"  Ryder remained thoughtful a moment, and then he replied:  "No, I do not���no"���  Thinking lliat she had touched his  sympathies.' Shirley followed up her  advantage:  "Oil. then, why not come to his reset to  ���you. who are so rich, so powerful;  you. who ciiu move the scales of justice at your will-save this man from  humiliation  and  disgrace!"  Ryder shrugged bis shoulders, and  his face expressed weariness, as if the  subject had begun to bore him.  "My dear gill, you don't understand.  His removal is necessary."  Shirley's face-became set'and hard.  There was a contemptuous ring to her  words as she retorted:  "Yet you admit that he may he innocent!"  "Even if I knew it as a fact. 1 could  not move."  "Do you mean to say that if you had  positive proof'.'" She pointed to the  drawer In the desk where'he had  placed the letters. "If you had absolute proof iu-that drawer, for instance,  wouldn't you help him then?"  ��� Rydei's face grew cold and inscrutable; he now wore his lighting mask.  "Not even If I had the absolute proof  iu that drawer!" he snapped viciously.  "Have you absolute proof In that  drawer?" she demanded.  "I repent that even If I had 1 could  not expose the men who have been my  friends. It's noblesse oblige in politic;-)  as well as lu society, yon kiio.v."^  (To be continued.)  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, . C.  The choicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand.  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables:  T. HESLOP, Prop  A NEW STORE  I have opened a store in the Roberts' Store Building, Front  St., Nicola, B.C. Groceries, Confectionary, Fruits, .Cigars,  Tobacco, Jewelery and Notions always in stock... I have also  a stock of Men's Overalls, Smocks, Shirts, Underwear, Collars, Ties, Belts, Etc.,also Graniteware, Glassware,China-  ware and Tinware, that I will dispose of at a very low figure.  The best of goods. Quick sales and small profits is my  motto,    Call and be convinced.  A. L. LEONARD,   Proprietor.  When in North Bend stop at  C.P.R. Hotel  You can get the Lest satisfaction for your meney. Local  trains step thirty minutes for  lunch. We have the name of  keeping one of the test host-  elries along the line.  J.  c.  Clarence  Manager  The Bo and B.  Automobile Co.  SHOWROOMS;  New Masonic Temple Bldg.  Cor.  Georgia and Seymour Sts.  Vancouver, B. C.  P.  O. Box 367.   ���;  i  The  The  The  REO  FORD  WHITE Friday, July 29, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Land Act  Nicola Land District  District of Yale  Take notice that Robert Frank Morrison of Kelowna, B.C., occupation  Merchant, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:'      . .  Commencing at a post planted at the  northwest corner of lot 1154 thence  east forty-three (43) chains and seventy (70) links to the.west boundary of  the land applied for by Louis Holman,  thence north sixty-six (66) chains and  fifty-five (55) links to the north west  corner of Frederic Armstrong's land,  thence west forty-three (43) chains  and (70) links, thence south sixth-six  (66) chains and fifty-five (55) links to  the point of'commencement and containing two hundred and ninety (290)  acres more or less.  Robert Frank Morrison  June 13, 1910.  Land Act  Nicola Land District  District of Yale  Take notice that Frederic Armstr ng  of Kelowna, B.C., occupation Accountant, intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described lands:  . Commencing at a post planted at the  north east corner of the land applied  for by ' ewis Holman, thence north  forty (40) chains, thence west forty  (40) chains, thence south forty (40)  chains, thence east forty (40) chains to  poipt of commencement and containing  one hundred and sixty (160) acres more  or less.  Frederic Armstrong.  June 13, 1910.  Land Act Notice.  Nicola Land District.  .Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Maxwell Adams, of  12 South Parade, Southsea, England,  occupation Barrister-at-Law, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands :  Commencing at a post planted on the  North side of the Quilchena river, about  4 miles East of Lot  696,   thence North  80 "chains, thence East 40 chains, thence  South 80 chains, thence West 40 chains.  Maxwell Adams  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  June_6th, 1910.       21-30  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Leonie R. Brother-  ton, of Broom Road, Teddington, England, occupation spinster, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted in the  middle of the West boundary of Maxwell Adam's application of even date,  thence North 80 chains, thence West 80  chains, thence South 80 chains, thence  East 80 chains.  Leonie R. Brotherton.  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  June G, 1910.        21-30  80 chains, thence East 80 chains, thence  North 80 chains.  Lewis Ord.  Archibald W. McVitte, Agent.  June 7, 1910..      71-30  LAND ACT.  Nicola Land District.  Distoict of Yale.  Take notice that Frederic George Davis of  Kelowna, B. C., occupation merchant, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  , Commencing, at a post planted at the Northeast  corner of Lot 1154, thence South 40 chains, thence  East 47 decimal 66 chains to the West boundary  of the' land applied for by H. J. J. Tillbrook,  thence Norrh 15 decimal 38 chains; thence East  16 chains to the Southwest corner of P. Du-  Moulin's land, thence North nine-decimal one six  (9.16) chains, thence West three decimal seven  nought (3.70) chains to the point of commencement' and containir.er one hundred and-thirty-  seven decimal four four 137.44 acres, more or  less.-,  : FREDERIC GEORGE DAVIS.  Date June 13, 1910.       32.  LAND ACT.  v Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  Take notice that .Thomas Nicol Morrison of  Kelowna, B. O., occupation merchant, intends to  apply'for permission to purchase the following  described lands: ��  Commencing at a post planted 20 chains East of  the Northwest corner of the land applied for by  Frederic Armstrong, thence'West 63 chains. 70  links to the Northwest corner of the land applied  for by R. F; Morrison, thence North 40 chains,  thence East 63 chains 70 links, thence South 40  chains to the point of commencement, containing  254 acres more or less.  '- THOMAS NICOL MORRISON.  Date June 13. 1910.  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of .Yale.  Take notice   that Lacey R. Johnson,  Railway   Engineer,   of Montreal, Quebec, intends to apply  for permission to  purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post.planted at the  Southeast corner of Leonie R. Brother-  ton's application of equal date, thence  South 80 chains, thence West 80 chains,  thence North 80 chains,  thence East 80  chains.  Lacey R. Johnson.  Archibald W. McVittia, Agent.  June 6th, 1910.       21-30.  Land Act  Kamloops    Division   of   Yale    Land  District.    District of Nicola.  TAKE notice that Solomon Shrimp-  ton of Nicola, occupation rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  described   lands:���  Commencing at a post planted af the  Northeast corner of Lot 691 thence 60  chains North, thence 60 chains West,  thence 60 chains South, thence 60 chains  East to point of commencement containing 360 acres more or less.  SOLOMON SHRIMPTON  Per Richard Hazlehurst, Agent  Dated June 17th 1910. 21-30  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 Valley, thence North 80 chains,  thence East 80 chains, thence South 80 chains,  thence West 80 chains to point of commencement.  Containing 640 acres.  Edgar Buss 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. Commencing at a post planted at the N. E.  nirner of Lot 1776, Otter Valley, thence South SO  chains, thence East 80 chains, thence North 80  chains, thence West 80 caains to point of commencement.   Containing 640 acres.  Thomas Niven. Applicant.  Per E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated 211th April. 1910. 17-25  Land Act  Dis-  Kamloops Division of  Yale   Land  trict.    District of Nicola  Take notice that sixty days after  date I, Catherine R. Winny, of Middlesboro, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  described   lands:���  Commencing at a post planted 40  chains south of the south west corner  of Lot 977, running east 40 chains,  thence south 40 chains, thence west 40  chains, thence north 40 chains to point  of commencement.  CATHERINE R. WINNY  "  R. H. Winny, Agent.  Nicola, June 18, 1910.  Land. Notice  Nicola Land District. .  Kamloops_ Division_ofj_Yale. ,_ -  ��� Take notice that 60 days after date  Euphemia Beath of Vancouver, married woman, intends to' apply for permission to purchase the following described land: Commencing at the  North-east corner of Lot 1776, thence  Soutjj 80 chains, thence East 80 chains,  thence North 80 chains, thence West  80 chains to point of commencement,  containing 640 acres more or less.  Euphemia Beath, Applicant.  E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated June 14, 1910.       22-31. .  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Julia Ord,   of Montreal, Quebec, married  woman,   intends  to apply for permission'to purchase the  following described lands :  Commencing at'a post planted about  20 chains North of the Southwest corner of Leonie R. Brotherton's application of" June 6, thence North 80  chains, thence West 80 chains, thence  South 80 chains, thence East 80 chains.  Julia Ord.  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  . June 7, 1910.        21-30.  WATER NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that an application will  be made under Part V of the "Water Act 1909,"  to obtain a license in the Kamloops Division of  Yale District.  (a) The .name, address and occupation of the  applicant: John C. Laycock, rancher, Mammette  Lake.  (b) The name of the lake. Lake, about three  miles east of Mammette Lake.  (d) The quantity of watei���All the lake contains.  ��� (e) The character of proposed works���dam,  ditch and flume.  (f) The premises on which water is to be used-  Lot 1324.  (g) The purpose for which water is to be used���  Irrigation. ���  (h) If for irrigation describe the land intended  to be irrigated, giving acreage���About 30 acres.  (j) Area of Crown land intended to be occupied  by the proposed works���50 square yards.  [k] This notice was posted on the 24th day of  June 1910 and application will be made to the commissioners on the 25th day of July 1.10.  JOHN C. LAYCOCK,  Mammette Lake.  TAKE Notice, that R, Lennox Clark, of Vancouver, occupation broker, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following land:  Commencing at a post planted 80 chains north of  the north east corner of Lot 1776, Otter Valley,  thence north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains to  point of commencement.   Containing 640 acres.  Robert Lennox Clark, Applicant.  E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated 29lh 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 cost SO chains, thence south 80 chains,  thence west 80 chains to point of commencement.  Containing640 acreS.  John Ronald, Applicant.  E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated April 29th. 1910. 17-25  TAKE Notice, that Joan Grahan, of Greenwood,  occupation wife of Angus Graham, rancher,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the  following land: Commencing at a post planted 80  chains east of the N. E. corner of Lot 1776, running south 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 Notice.  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that 60 days after date  Charles Beath of Vancouver, occupation  Student, intends to apply for permission to purchase the. following described land; commencing at a post planted  80 chains North of the N. E. corner of  Lot 1776, thence North 80 chains,  thence East 80 chains, thence South 80.  chains, thence West 80 chains to point  of commencement, and containing 640  acres'more or less.  \l       f.MAWT.ws T.K.ATH,   Applicant  E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated June 14, 1910.       22-31  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land Dis-  ��� trict..   District of Nicola.  Take notice that I Sophia Steffens of  Mamette Lake Road, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  N. E.' corner of Pre-emption record 565,  thence 40 chains East, thence 40 chains  South, thence 40 chains West, thence  40 cnains North to commencement of  initial post.  Sophia Steffens.  C. P. H. Steffens, Agent.  June 30, 1910. 22-31   ���  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that  Grace   Johnson, of  Montreal, Quebec, spinster,   intends to  apply for permission   to   purchase   the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted one  mile South of the " Southeast corner of  Julia Ord's ��� application- of equal date,  thence North 80 chains, thence West 80  chains, thence .South__80..chains, .thence  East 80 chains.   7  Grace Johnson.  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  June 7, 1910.        21-30,  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that R.   Ernest Johnson,  of Montreal, Quebec, Railway Engineer,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  Southeast corner  of Grace. Johnson's  application of even'date,  thence South  80 chains, thence West 80 chains, thence  North 80 chains, thence East 80 chains.  R. Ernest. Johnson.  Archiaald W. McVittie, Agent.  June 7, 1910.       '21-30  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Leonard  Evans, of  Vancouver, B. C., Piano Tuner, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands :  Commencing at a post planted at the  Southwesiricorner-"-of-Lot-1137^thence  West 80 chains, thence North 80 chains,  thence East 80 chains, thence South 80  chains.  Leonard Evans.  ArchibBld W. McVittie, Agent.  June 8, 1910.'    21-23.  Coal Notice.  Thirty days after date I intend to  make application for a license to prospect for Coal and Petroleum on .the  following described land; commencing  at a post planted at the North-east  corner of Lot 669, thence West 40  chains, thence North 20 chains, thence  East 20 chains thence North 10 chains,  thence East 20 chains, thence North 30  chains, thence East 20 chains, more or  less to the .West line of Lot 1304,  thence.South 40 chains, thence West 20  chains,*'thence South 20 chains to psint  of commencement, containing 160 acres  more or iess,  W.. G. MURRAY,  June 15, 1910        22-27 Locator.  Land Act Notice  Nicola-Kamloops Land District.  Yale District.  Take notice that I, A. W. Strickland, of Nicola,  B. C, occupation bank manager, intendB to apply  for permission to purchase the following described  landB :  Commencing at a 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.  Stanley Kirby, Agent.  Dated April 11th, 1910. 10-18  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice  that Thomas Evans, of  Vancouver, B. C,   gentleman,   intends  to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  Southwest corner of Lewis Ord's application, which is equivalent to the  Northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence  North 80 chains, thence West 80 chains,  thence South 80 chains, thence East 80  chains.  Thomas Evans.  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  June 8, 1912.       21-30  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.  Land Act Notice  Take Notice that Daniel Murray of Oakland,  California, occupation Honse-builder, intends to  make application to purchase the following described land: Commencing ata post planted at  the N: E. Corner 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 560 acres.  Dated April 19th, 1910.  Angus Graham applicant,  J. F. Murray agent.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.  District of Ashcroft.  Takt notice that Wallace R.  Parker of Vancouver,   B. C���  occupption  carpenter,   intends to  apply for permission to purchase the following  de_   ribed lands:  Ccommencing at a post planted about one and a  hallf miles South of Pre-emption No. 757 (Upper  Coldwater) thence running South 40 chains,  thence West 40 chains, thence North 40 chains.  the nee East 40 chains to point of commencement,  tandcontalning 160 acres more or less.  WALLACE R. PARKER.  R. G. Stanley Anthony, Agent.  Date May 17th. 1910. 19-28  Land Act Notice  NICOLA AND KAMLOOPS LAND DISTRICT.  Districc of Yale.  Take notice that Joseph Logan Thompson of  Vancouver, occupation, farmer, intends to apply  for permission to purchase thefollowingdescribed  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the southwest corner of Lot 751, about two miles south of  Samette Lake, thence 80 chains North, thence 40  chains West, thence 80 chains South, thence 40  chains East, to point of commencement, and  containing 320 acres more"or less.  JOSEPH LOGAN THOMPSON.  ���  -    , -   Frank Bailey, Agent. -  Dated March 16th. 1910.  Land Act  Nicola Division of Kamloops Land District.  District of "Yale.  TAKE notice that I,  Maxwell Jenkins, of Kelowna, occupation laborer, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described  lands :���  Commencing at a post planted at thc north  east corner of land applied for by F. W. Fraser,  tr.ence north twenty chains, thence west forty  chains, thence south twenty chains, thence east  forty chains to point of commencement, and containing eighty acres, more or less,  MAXWELL S. JENKINS.  June 13. 1910. r  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Marjory Evans, of  Vancouver, B. C, married   woman, intends to apply for  permission   to   purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted 20  chains Sou th of the Northeast corner  of R. Ernest Johnson's application of  equal date, thence East 40 chains,  thence South 40 chains, thence West 40  chains, thence North 40 chains.  Marjory Evans.  Aachibald W. McVittie, Agent.  June 7, 1910.        21-23  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Lewis Ord, of Montreal, Quebec, Mechanical Engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted in the  middle of the West boundary of Grace  Johnson's application of even date,  thence West 80  chains,   thence  South  Land Act  TAKE notice that sixty days after date I, Charles Montague Winny, of Middlesboro, occupation  engineer, intends to apply, for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post piantcd at thc south  east corner of Pre-emption No. 235. and running  north 80 chains.thenco east 40 chains, thence  south 80 chains, thence west 40 chains to point of  commencement.  CHARLES MONTAGUE WINNY,  R. H. Winny. Agent.  Nico'a, June 17th. 1910. 19-28  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.  Land Act  Land Act  TAKE notice that sixty days after date I. Sarah  Winny, of Nicola, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post piantcd at the south east  corner of Lot 6987, and running west 40 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence east 40 chains,  thence north 80 chains to point of commencement.  SARAH WINNY,  R. H. Winny, Agent.  Nicola, June 17, 1910. 19-28  LAND ACT  TAKE NOTICE, that David Beath. of Van  couver, occupation broker, intends to apply  for pemission to purchase thc following described land:  Commencing at a post planted 80 chains East of  theN. E. Corner of Lot 1778, Otter Valley, running North 80 chains, thence East 80 chains,  thence South 80 ohains, thence West 80 chains to  point of commencement.   Containing 640 acres.  David Beath, Applicant  Per E. B. Tinglky, Agent  Dated 29th April, 1910. 14-22  All changes for advertisements ap  pearing in the Nicola Valley News,  must bo in the hands of the print  ers no later tha.n Wednesday night  No guarantee can otherwise be given  that the changes will be made.  Ttficola 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 wrst.five chains  more or less to I' e shore of Chain  lake, thence wsterly along the  north shore ri Chain lake eighty  chains mor? c r less to the point  of commencement, and containing 160 acres more or less.  Frank William Fraser.  Mayth, 19  10.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Charles James  Stewart of Vancouver; occupation  salesman, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described lands: Com-  mnecing at a post planted about  one mile South of pre-emption  757 Upper Coldwater, thence  running South 40 chaihs, thence  West 40 chains, thence North 40  chains, thence East 40 chains to  point of commencement, and  containing 160 acres more or  less.  Charles James Stewart  R. G. Stanley Anthony, Agent  Date May 17, 1910.  Spend   your summer vacation at  SAVONAS  along the shores of Kamloops Lake.    Splendid fishing and hunting.  Pleasure spot for  sportsmen  Lakeview Hotel  Provides   for your every want while you  are enjoying the   beauty  of this popular resort.  Adam Ferguson, Proprietor  Nicola's Popular Hostelry  DR1ARD HOTEL  Splendid accomodation for tourists and travellers  Excellent Cuisine       Hot and Cold Water Baths  Rates are reasonable     Fine Hunting and Fishing  Guides always at hand  Stanley Kirby, Pr��prietor  Nicola Lake  British Columbia  Watches,     Jewelery  Diamonds  The Largest and Finest Stock in Canada.  Through our Mail Order System which  reaches  all points in  British Columbia we render a most efficient service.  Write for our large illustrated catalogue.  Henry Birks & Sons, Limited  Jewelery Mail Order House  Geo. E. Trorey, Man. Dir.  Vancouver, 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, Propter  Coiquahalla Hotel Hope, B. 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See has with her Gladys and  Phyllis, two sisters of Mr. Keyes.  The weather during the past  few days has been very warm.  On one or two occasions the  thermometer came pretty nearly  the hundred mark.  A large number of coast people  are holidaying in and around  Lytton.  Road Superintendent Dan  Sutherland is having a busy time  of it these days. He has gangs  up the Lilloett way, another near  Ashcroft and a third up the  Nicola valley.  The fruit crop in this district  is an unusually good one. Peaches  are looking well and apples will  give a good yield.  Nechaco River and the other at  South Fort George.  ASHCROFT  J. P. McConnell, editor of the  Saturday Sunset, was in Ashcroft  the other day on his way north  to inspect the  Cariboo country.  The Northern Crown bank has  opened a branch in Ashcroft in  charge of G. Stephens formerly  of Winnipeg and Vancouver.  Mrs. H. P. Christie accompanied by her daughter, Phyllis, has  gone to England on a three  months' trip.  Some of the young people of  Ashcroft gave an impromptu  dance last Friday night.  Mrs. S. Tingley has received  the sad intelligence of the death  at Tacoma, Wash., of her sister,  Mrs. Isaac Vanvolkenberg. She  was a daughter of one of the  pioneers of the Cariboo.  Beef cattle are fetching high  prices just now. Several Savona  ranchers in combination shipped  fifteen carloads this week at five  cents per pound, and the end of  the rise is not yet in sight.  Two new post offices are now  in full swing in the Northern  Metropolis, one being located on  the Fort George townsite on  the  SPENCES BRIDGE  There is considerable coal  coming down from Merritt which  speaks well for the "Interior  town."  Mrs. Pelkey and children, wife  of the genial local station agent  are visiting at Ladysmith.  The C.P.R. are making large  improvements in the local yards  for the storage of cars. Several  new tracks have been installed  for the accommodation of coal  shipments from Merritt. Dan  McPherson is in charge of the  work crews. "  A report is current that the  townsite of Spences Bridge will  soon be placed on the market.  The new Veneables valley  road giving a much shorter route  to the residents and ranches in  that district has been completed.  The work was in charge of Thos.  Curnew.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Dan Leigh is exacting a building across from Brown &  Schmock's barber shop and will  open up a business.  There were extensive timber  fires up the Coldwater valley  Wednesday afternoon. Even in  Merritt the reflection could be  seen at times and the sky was  filled with smoke.  The uniforms, rifles and ammunition for the local squadron  of the B.C. Horse have arrived  and are now in charge of Major  Flick. - ���  As a mark of appreciation with  which his services have been received an increase in salary has  been granted to James . Gray,  superintendent of the Middlesboro collieries. The raise came  unsolicited.  There are a few cases of  measles in town and Medical  Health Officer Dr. Tutill advises  parents to keep their children off  the streets. .  Provincial News  =Golemairis=to=be=ineorporatecU=  Princeton will shortly have a  cements works.  Nelson Boat Club will hold a  regatta early in September..  Ripe peaches were picked in  Keremeos on July 11.  A. Sigalet has opened a temperance hotel in Vernon.  Bossburg has formed a club for  the purpose of boosting the town.  Vernon will have a three days  fair, commencing on September  14th.  The hay crop all through the  Fraser Valley is a  bumper one.  Stream tin is being found in  some of the placer claims of the  Klondike.  George Hambley is starting a  hotel at Hambly's Landing, on  the Skeena River.  Across the Skeena River from  Kitselas, a town called Durham  is being started.  Eight inches of galena have  been encountered on the Dominion claim, near the city of Greenwood.  Shares of the Hedley Gold  Mining Company are now listed  on the Boston exchange.  Nearly every month more than  $50,000 worth of gold is shipped  from Greenwood.  Lillooet is to have a hew paper  to be called The Advance. D.  W. Rowlands is proprietor.  ThlTb~6x~factory afAfrowTIIalce  is working night and day to keep  pace with the heavy demand for  fruit boxes.  Cherries measuring over three  and a quarter inches in circumference have been picked at  Kelowna.  A recent thunderstorm at Kelowna put the power plant out of  business. This is the first time  on record that lightning has  done damage in that district.  Six miles of road have been  built from Burton City, opening  up the tributary valley and providing connection with Nakusp.  At Vernon, Alderman Allen,  finding that his duties as fire  warden prevent him from attending to civic affairs, has resigned his position as alderman.  An election to fill the vacancy  will be held on July 29.  On Saturday of last week  $203,400 was paid out to employees of the Crow's Nest Pass  Coal Company, the largest amount  which has been distributed for  some time.  Crowds flocked to the fruit  building at Winnipeg industrial  fair all last week, admiring the  beautiful displays from British  Columbia gardens.  Diamond Vale Supply Co.  Merritt, B. C.  Diamond Vale Sup p ly Co  Merritt, B. C.  Another Large Shipment of Dry Goods just opened and we take pleasure  in extending to you a cordial invitation to call and look over our large  swell assorted stock.  ocenes  We   carry   a    carefully   assorted   siock of the   best to  be had and always fresh.  Also Fruits in  Season.  ,    :   t     y-  len s  Furnishing  Our   line   of   Men's   Shirts,  Collars, Neckwear, and  Underwear is unequalled  in town.  Call and See.  Linen Collars of the newest shapes, all sizes.  Summer   Underwear   for  ladies and childi'en.  A complete range of these  goods at very low prices.  Keep in mind that we aim to please one and all by giving the best in return for your money.  The Diamond Vale   Supply   Co., Ltd.  Merritt, B. C.':. '���.-.,  LABOR DAY  Quilchena, B. C.  This is the big day of the-year for the valley. This year's  bill will be better than any previous year and many outside  horses will compete.  Good Purses Hung up en all  Events  This Meet Always Brings Out the Best  Horses of the District.  Remember the Day arid Date  Monday, September 5th  For information or in sending entries, address:  Joseph Guichon, Jr.  Quilchena, B. C.  Here's a Snap  ���A Real  Genuine Snap  Six Inside Lots In  Will  be sold  at a  Sacrifice.  Hazeltori is destined to be one tf the greatest .commercial  centres in the north���the head of navigation on the Skeena  River.  This ofTer will only hold good for a few clays and it is a  chance to get in on the ground floor.  Six Lots in the business district of the town  $300 Cash  will handle them.    Price $150 each or $900 for the lot and one-third  down,  Address:  Box D, Nicola Valley News.  MERRITT HOMES1TES  AND BUSINESS PROPERTY  The future of Merritt as a Commercial, Industrial and  Mining centre is now assured  The Kettle Valley Railway will be Built  at an Early Date  Acre and half acre blocks at Merritt at today's prices  will prove profitable buying. Only a limited number  to selL    Prices and full particulars from :  The Diamond Vale  Supply   Co., Ltd.  Terms to suit  purses  Merritt, B.C.  J. P. BOYD    -    -    Manager.  Act now7-profit  accordingly  vf  I  n

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