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The Nicola Valley News Aug 5, 1910

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Array bi  Vol. 1, No   25  MERRITT, B. C. AUGUST 5,  1910  Price 5 Cent  Inco  ndorsed at  .ngmeers  Citizens of Merritt Declare  In Favor of Self Government  Preliminary   Details  Left  in  Hands of Board of Trade  The citizens of Merritt have  declared in favor of incorporation. Tuesday night's meeting,  large and representative as it  was, reflected a feeling of popular approval and the necessary  process, of circulating a petition  and securing the signature of  property owners representing  upwards of half of the assessed  value of the town will be put into operation at once.  .The boundaries of the proposed  municipality provide for an area  of two thousand acres. The map  recently "prepared prepared by  the B. C. Southern Lands and  Mines will be adopted with the  addition of the property of the  Nicola Development Co., S.  Tingley and Murray situated  across the river. Middlesboro  will be excluded. An engineer  will be sent over the ground 'for  it is necessary to define the territory by metes and bounds. The  Board of Trade has taken charge  of the necessary preliminary detail work.  G. B. Armstrong presided at  Tuesday night's meeting and S.  L. Smith acted as secretary. The  discussion at times became animated but it was apparent from  the start that the great majority  was in favor of incorporation.  When the deciding resolution  was" put to the meeting only  three voted against it.  M. L. Grimmett was present  and fully explained the legal aspect of the situation. He favored incorporation and explained  that it was necessary to secure  the approval of property, owners  representing over fifty per cent.  of the property valuation. It  would be necessay to employ an  _engineer���to^define_the boundaries  because it had to be stated by  metes and bounds. Someone  would have to go good for the  expenses of the engineer until  the town was incorporated and  then the town would pay. Two  thousand acres was the limit of  property valuation so we should  proceed," explained Mr. Grimmett.  ���', "Let us go to it and see what  the meeting thinks."   .  "Yes, what was this meeting  called for. I understand that it  was called to discuss the question  of incorporation. Why don't you  take a vote and see how the  audience stands," demanded J.  A. Menzies. He seemed to strike  the popular cord. Others took  part in the discussion .including  A Goodison, I. Eastwood, G. B.  Armstrong, S. N. Dancey, J. P.  Boyd, R. L. Thomas, John Irwin  and others. At times it waxed  warm but the chairman kept good  order. A motion to appoint a  committee to canvass the property owners was withdrawn as  being out of order. The resolution authorizing incorporation  carried and it was generally  agreed that the board of trade  should continue the work and  look after the necessary  details.  AW. McVittie  Is an Optimist  territory.  "We better wait until we get  more of the property owners  here before we do anything,"  declared one enthusiastic member.  "Is they don't take enough interest to come here after the  meeting has been so well advertised it is a matter of indifference  to us what their opinion may be."  So spoke another.  "I think it is ; a shame if the  people of Merritt could not decide th.s thing right here. They  have had six months or more to  consider it and if they cannot  decide in that time they never  will. Six months ago Merritt  had between.700 and 800 people,  today she has between 1000 and  1100. It is time that we incorporated and governed ourselves.  That is the only way we can  get our public improvements."  This was the contribution of A.  W. Strickland.  "In.looking around me I see  pirpperty owners here that represent more than half of   the  Says That Merritt Will   be  Best  Town of Upper Country  "Merritt is going to be the best  town in the upper country. I  have many reasons for saying  that, [have the greatest faith  in the future of the town as  well as the country around it."  With enthusiasm that is delightful to the;optimist Alexander W.  McVittie, of the firm of McVittie  & Cokely, and one of the best  known land agents and general  promoters in this district, sings  the praises of Merritt and tor a  moment pulls aside the curtain to  give one a glimpse of the future.  For months Mr. McVittie has  been associated with the life of  Nicola Valley. He is one of the  busiest men in the valley���ever  enterprising and energetic and  bright with enthusiasm and optimism. Scores of new settlers  have come to the district during  the past few months as the result  of his untiring efforts. Thousands  of acres of land have passed under  his control and unlike the usual  type of big land operators he does  not hold it to himself but throws  it open to* settlement and brings  new people into the country and  in this way contributes materially |  to the promotion of  interests.  "You may think I am extravagant in my statements but I am  not." He was anxious to justify  his analysis of Merritt's future.  "We have the best mining camp  in the province. It is better than  Fernie and best of all it is in the  hands of several owners which always helps a whole lot. Whenever a mining camp is split up in  the matter of ownership it always  gets along better.  "Then look at the country  around. you. It is one of the  greatest districts in the province.  These big ranches will be all cut  up and given over to the settle  ment. I planted my own good  money for the Pooley ranch and if  I hadn't had faith in the country I  wouldn't have done it.  "The day of the free grazing  land is almost past and small  ranch owners will soon find it  necessary to buy extra land for  grazing, purposes. You will find  that in a very few years grazing  lands will be bringing from ten  to fifteen dollars and acre.  Then look at the dairying and  and live stock. It is the greatest country in the world for  dairying and live stock.  "And as for timber. Weir  there is enough timber through  here to keep a town going for  sometime. There will be big saw-'  mills and with transportation  facilities coming the timber will  be easy to market, particularly  up the Coldwater. Why yes, the  local camp has Fernie beaten because it has better coal and is  nearer the market."  Mr. McVittie is a booster of  the best type. He is a business  man from the ground up and in  dealing with him one cannot but  admire the splendid principles  that he operates. ' 'Yes,; I am  going to bring more people into  this valley, "and those who know  him will not for one moment  doubt him. The very fact that  he is in touch with so many men  of'.money^(andinfluenceiand that  his opinion Carries weight in so  many circles will:serve to justify  his fondest hopes. His greatest  effort has been through the  Aspen Grove country and a mark  of his appreciation is found in  the wealth of energy that he has  planted there and that he contemplates giving to the district  in the future.  T  o'clock Saturday night till five  o'clock Monday morning. For  medical purposes on the strength  of a requisition signed by a doctor of justice of the peace or to  travellers with meals liquors may  be served at any time. The penalties are made very eevere in  that the**superiritendent of provincial police may suspend a  licensee for three months and on  the second offence cancel the  license.  Crew of Surveyors Locating  Line Down the Coldwater  Right of Way  Being Cleared up  NEW LICENSE LAW  The new liquor license law  went into effect on Monday and  is being strictly observed by the  local hotel keepers. There are a  number of changes from the law.  =Dice=throwing=and=aii^anres^f  chance are eliminated and liquor  is refused to any person who has  acquired the reputation of drinking to excess, chaffeures in  charge of vehicles, prostitutes,  vagrants or woman. Slot machines are barred. The prohibited hours are fixed from 11  Actual Construction  on   Kettle  y-.    Valley Soon to Start  ^ There are no less than four  construction camps along the  Coldwater river and the dirt is  flying in real earnest on the  Kettle Valley line. The long  looked for steam shovel came in  ori, Tuesday night's train and is  being taken up the river about  two'miles where it will be used  in digging a new channel for the  river and thus divert the old  channel so as to save bridging.  From, there it will be taken  farther up the'river to work on  the(cuts.  "We have two shovels now  butfof course we will not use the  big^orie, until we- get into the  heavy, rock. _ For some" miles out  the work will be very light, in  fact it will be nothing much more  than clearing and light grading."  This statement was furnished by  one.of the boses.  The process of moving the  steam shovel lip the river is an  interesting one. Horses go  ahead dragging rails and the big  shovel passes over one portion of  track only to have it taken up  arid planted farther ahead.  "We are taking on more men  every day and pretty soon we  will have a big army of men"  declared the boss. One camp is  just inside the city limits, an-  otheris about half a mile out, a  change the course of the river in  one or two places. The old  Kerry survey follows along the,  sidehill back of the river . and in  places is pretty high up.  It is reported on the best of  authority that a crew of men will  be put at the other end of the  thirty mile section and will work  this way.. The engineers are  now divided between three  camps. One is situated across  from the old Smith place, another just this side of Olson's and  the third near the spring the  other side of Olson's place. As  soon as the engineers can locate  the line all the way through the  construction crew will be put to  work at the other end.  The line will go through Railway pass located six miles -above  Del King's ranch taking a loop  around before entering the Pass  so as to get a better grade. From  the other end of the Pass the  line will swing'around to Aspen  Grove arid on across country to  Penticton. It is understood that  less than one per cent, grade is  maintained along the entire route  from Merritt to Aspen Grove.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  thinTabout one mile out and the  fourth about one mile and a half  out.  Farther up the river the work  will be a little heavier in places.  About eighteen miles up the old  Kerry survey will be abandoned  and,the line will likely follow the  river.    It  will  be  necessary  to  Douglas Lake Ranch Sells  For One Million and a Half  Report Says That P. Burns & Co.   Have  Bought  Interests  of J. B. Greaves and   His Associates  cvltivation.    It is  possibly  One of the largest deals in the  its best hietory of the upper country has  been put through according to  an apparently well founded report from Vancouver. It involves the transfer of the immense properties of the Douglas  Lake Cattle Co., to P. Burns &  Co., and the financirl consideration is said to be in the neighborhood of one million and a half  dollars. J. B. Greaves is at the  coast and he could not be found  by wire to get his confirmation  of the story.  The properties of the Douglas  Lake Cattle Co. comprise no less  than 106,000 acres of land, a  large  share of  which is under  the  greatest cattle ranch in the province and is known far and wide  being almost thirty miles square.  There are over 12,000 head of  cattle on the land and these go  with the property.  P. Burns & Co. have been  seeking this property for a long  time. It was only a few short  weeks ago that Mr. Greaves refused an offer of one million dollars and shortly afterwards the  million and a half option was  taken out. It is understood that  the cattle king will use the land  for growing cattle and will convert it into one of the greatest  cattle produciag agencies on the  continent.  Mrs. Macdonald has gone down  to the coast for a short visit."  The foreman in charge of the  local telephone construction crews  says that no less than eighteen  miles of wire will be strung in  town. It looks as though the  system would be complete.  Mrs. James Chapman went  back to her home in Lower  Nicola this morning after spending a few days in Merritt.  Road Superintendent Dan  Sutherland came up last night  and is stopping at Coutlee. He  is^accompanfedby^Hr^Brophyr^  Mrs. Dan Mclnnes is back  from Victoria and will spend the  balance of the summer with her  husband at the ranch in Midday  valley.  Pete Smith, Sr., left by yesterday morning's train for the coast.  Thomas Archibald and his two  brothers also went down by the  same train.  The poles for the new telephone exchange are being  placed along the streets. The  lines will be strung just as soon  as the poles are up.  Presbyterian Church���Rev.  W. J. Kidd���Services Sunday  August 7. Nicola 11 a. m.  Merritt 3 p. m. Middlesboro 4.  30 p.m. Nicola7. 30 p. m.  Mrs. Polfray was taken to the  hospital in Kamloops this week  suffering from an attack of typhoid fever. She was accompanied by Mrs. Osmond. The  journey was made by automobile.  Chief Engineer Says That Jim  Hill Likely to Come Here  Jim Hill will bring the V. V.  & E. into Merritt. Of that  there is very little doubt. Chief  Engineer Kennedy in conversation with a representative of The  News at Vancouver a few days  ago said that he was confident  that the line would be brought  into Merritt in order to get into  touch with the coal at Middlesboro. A crew of engineers is  now working this way from Summit and it is understood that  they are headed down the Cold-  water river.  Just what course the V. V. &  E. will follow is not definitely  known. It is reported on good  authority that the old route  across the summit will' be abandoned and that the line will  double back into Railway Pass  and on across to July creek,  along July. creek to Boston Bar  creek and on to the Coquahalla  joining the latter at a point  about fourteen miles this side of  Hope.  This will mean a better grade  and an improved -route.in .many...  ways. It will also ' mean" that"  Railway Pass which is situated  but six miles above the ranch of  Del King on the Coldwater and  about 26 miles from Merritt will  have two railroads, the V. V. &  E. and the Kettle valley. It will  mean that the district along  through the Coldwater valley  and within a radius of thirty  miles from Merritt will be given  excellent transportation facilities  and having the possibilities of  a good producing district there  should be a large and prosperous  settlement in that vicinity.  JAMES SMITH INJURED  Run down by a car loaded with  coal James Smith suffered painful injuries on Tuesday night.  His left foot and ankle were  badly crushed but under the  careful treatment of Dr. Tutill  he is progressing well.  Mrs. McKenzie has gone over  to Kamloops to visit with friends  for a few days.  W. H. Armstrong, general  manager of the Nicola Valley  Coal & Coke Co. came up by last  night's  morning,  thing is  mines.  train   returning    this  He reports that every-  in good, shape at  the  A severe electrical storm passed over thie district late Wednesday night. The lightning  was particularly brilliant and the  thunder severe though little or  no rain fell. A cool spell immediately followed the electrical  display and yesterday afternoon  a good shower of rain fell.  G. B. Tandy returned last night  from a two week's vacation at  the coast and is again in the teller's box in the local branch of  the Bank of Montreal. Mr. Watson goes to Nicola tomorrow  ninht to relieve in the absence of  Mr. Strickland. S. L. Smith,  local manager of the bank, will  leave shortly on a vacation trip.  Mrs. Forsyth went to Nicola  last night to continue her canvass  for votes in the Vancouver Province contest. Mrs. Forsyth is  making a great run and gives  promise of finishing in first place.  Success to her. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, August 5, 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  delivered in Merri  or  $10.00 per  Cash with order  2 Tc :r_ Lots  Prom ���>       livery  Jos.  Graham, Mg  TRAFFIC WAS BLOCKED  Traffic on the local branch  was. blocked for many hours as  the result of an accident near  Clapperton last Saturday afternoon. The small steam shovel  at work near that point jumped  the track and before the crew  could get it under control it had  swerved across the track and  partly into the ditch and completely tied up the line. The  regular train was blocked and  it was necessary to back down  to Spences Bridge and summon  the auxiliary from North Bend.  The line was cleared shortly  after noon on Sunday and the  express reached Merritt about  3.30 o'clock just twenty hours  late.  Provincial News;  THE SCHOOL BOARD  At a meeting of the ratepayers  in the school house on Saturday  morning last Archie Jackson was  chosen as a school trustee to succeed J. A. Menzies. The office  of auditor, vacated by W. G.  Murray, was given to G. F. Ransom. The tax levy for the ensuing year was fixed at $1500 as  against $1365 last year. The increase in the levy will be immaterial, however, as far as effect  because the assessment is so  much greater.  P.O. Box   17  Merritt", B.C.  Trucking  and Droying  V,  It matters not iwhat class of  hauling it is I can give you  the   best   of   service   and  prices will suit you.  DAN MUNRO  1  Stables:    Coutlee Avenue             I  Merritt.'.B. C.                          j  Orders Promptly Executed  R..J. 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  r  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.  INDIAN NAMES  The Vernon Okanag-an has  been making certain investigations with a view to ascertaining  the possible derivation of some of  the Indian names given to towns  and places in that district.  Through an Indian interpreter  they learn that Sicamous means  a stream widening around a hill,  Spullamachene is translated as  the level bank of the river,  Kalamalka is mild healing power  the name given to an ancient  medicine man, Shuswap appears  to have two meanings, sunbath  and itchy, Kelowna is the Indian  word for grizzly bear, Penticton  means where all ways' pass,  Osoyoos is the narrows and Ker-  emeos, a creek running through  a fllat. They have been unable  to learn the meaning of the name  Okanagan.  COMPARATIVE BRUTALITIES.  The Nelson Daily News makes  the following interesting comparison : ' 'Two men w7hose training has fitted them to stand it  without injury, hammered each  other for an hour or so. ' One of  them is all right immediately  after; the other shows no signs  in a day or two. But there is a  =great=outcry=about=t-he=brutalit-y=  of it all. In the cotton mills of  several states, children of tender  years are worked long hours in  unwholesome surroundings, so  that they are injured in health  for life. In the coal mines of  other states similar children are  employed underground with similar results. How is that for  brutality? Why do we not hear  of that from one end of the continent to the other? Why do  those who make such a fuss lest  people should see a moving picture of a prize fight not make a  little fuss about an inhuman outrage against thousands of defenceless children?"  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.  ; The Canadian Pacific railway  has announced an especially low  rate from Merritt to the big fair  in Vancouver commencing  August 15th and many from this  district will go.  A Conservative Association^ is  projected at Fort George.    4.i  The mills of the North Pacific  Lumber Company at Barnet are  now entirely operated by electricity.  Premier McBride opened the  Western Canada Irrigation convention at Kamloops on Wednesday morning.  A recent arrival from Fort  George states that hay is 10 cents  a pound in that camp, and sugar  25 cents a pound. ���  In order to confer with the  fruit growers of British Columbia  relative to their difficulties, the  C.P.R. is sending Colonel Gordon  on a special mission to the west.  There will be no horse racing  at Chilliwack fall fair. This decision was arrived at at a meeting of directors of the Chilliwack  Agricultural Society after ': a  stormy gathering.  Mr. John R. Grenfield, chief  post office inspector for the Dominion government, recently  visited Fort George for the purpose of thoroughly investigating  the needs of the district for postal facilities.  Joseph Wendlirig, wanted in  Louisville, Ky., in connection  with the murder of Alma Kellner,  was taken into custody at San  Francisco. Wendling admitted  his identity.  W. J. Beck, of Republic, Wash.,  vice-president of the K.V. railway lines, was recently in Greenwood arranging details incidental to starting the extension of  the K.V. Railway at Midway.-  The consecration of Rev. A.  U. de Pencier as Bishop of New  Westminster at St. Paul's church  Vancouver was one of the most  impressive ceremonials in thc  history of the church in British  Columbia. \  Sir Wilfrid Laurier's visit!to  Kamloops has been fixed ���for  August 25th. He will reach  there at 18.50 o'clock and will  leave at 9 o'clock the following  morning. A number from Merritt and Nicola will go over to  the Inland Capital for the occasion.  The personnel of the Penticton  branch of the-Bank of Montreal  will be as follows:���Manager Mr.  H. G. Fisher, formerly of New  Denvei", B.C., accountant, Mr.  H. G. Lee, formerly of Nicola,  and ledger-keeper, Mr. B. E.  Stillwell. ���Penticton Herald.  As the doors of the Bank of  Vancouver swung open   for the  The British Columbia Marine  Railway Company is notifying  the Ottawa government that it  proposes to . put in a suitable  shipbuilding plant and will submit a tender for the construction  of a Canadian cruiser of the  Bristol type at Esquimalt. Tenders are now being invited for  the construction of. a warship,  and G. J. Desbartes, deputy  minister of the naval service, is  advertising inviting firms to  notify him of their desire to  tender. .- ���    ���   -  H. G. Fisher, local manager of  the Bank of Montreal, leaves  next week to take charge of the  branch recently opened, in Penticton. -Mr. and Mrs. Fisher  have many friends in the Slocan  district who will be sorry to see  them leave. Three banks are  now doing business .in Penticton,  two of which, the Bank of Montreal and the Bank of Hamilton  planted stakes there a couple of  weeks ago. The town will be a  going concern for the next year,  so Mr. Fisher can be congratulated on again getting into a  boom town, where a one dollar  piece is much smaller in appearance than a full moon.���Slocan  Record.   o   Langford and Kaufmann will  box twenty rounds in Philadelphia some time this month.  H. PRIEST, Photographer  Studio Opposite Public School  Films Developed  MERRITT,  B.C.  M. L. GRIMMETT  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Nicola - - Merritt  At Merritt Monday, Wednesday, Friday  GEO. H. BROUGHTON  Grudute S. P, S.  DOMINION and PRONINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Merritt Princeton Penticton  NOW AT MERRITT  transaction of business, the scene  at once became one of activity.  and bustle. Hon. Richard McBride was the first depositor,  and thus showed his confidence  in the first home bank of the  province of which he is premier.,  A letter has been received by  various municipalities in British  Columbia from the provincial  secretary advising that hereafter  the government will not pay per  capita grant for indigent patients  who have been in the Dominion  for a shorter period than two  years, the obligation for the  maintenance of these persons  resting upon the Dominion- Immigration Department,  David McLellan, travelling correspondent of the. Daily Mirror'  of London, Eng, is at Stewart,  his mission being to visit the Big'  Coal Reef and procure an article  and photographs of same for ;his  paper. The Daily Mirror is one  of the most popular illustrated.  London papers selling at half a  penny. Mr. McLellan is one, of  the younger members of the staff  and has already had considerable  experience on the continent and;  covered the recent trouble; in.  Moroco. He spent the week up  Bear River visiting a number of  properties besides the head, of  Bitter Creek.  McVittie & Cokely  Dominion and Provincial  Land Surveyors  Irrigation   Work  a  Specialty.  Office over Bank of Montreal.  Merritt, B. C.  A. W. McVITTIE  I..I..S., B.C.L.S.  L. S. COKELY  D.L.S., B.C.I_8.  Excursion Fares  Via  Canadian Pacific  Railway  to  Industrial and  Agricultural  Exhibition  August   15-20  Vancouver.  Tickets on sale August  15ch   to  20th.     Final return limit August  24th.  Fare $7.95  For the round trip from Merritt.  Apply to  G. M. THOM  Agent - Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  C B. POSTER  A. G. P. A.       Vancouver, 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  AH Kinds of Trucking and  Draying Done.  GEORGE RICHES  Temporary offices :  Granite Avenue - MERRITT, B. C.  Paint Your House!  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  building just north of Coutlee's livery  stable on Quilchena Ave.  Candies and Confectionery  Ice Cream and Soft Drinks  Cigars  and  Tobaccos  Short Order Restaurant  SMITH & CLARKE  Merritt Manager H. G. Statham.  WE  MANUFACTURE  OUR  OWN   GOODS.  Nicola Valley  Dealers in Prime Beef, Mutton, Lamb, Veal, Pork and  Sausage, Poultry, Ham and Bacon. Fresh Fish always on  hand. Orders receive prompt attention. Cattle bought  and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager Friday, August 5, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Hi  If  Torpid, lazy liver causes  biliousness   and  headache���two common  complaints.  STOMACH AND  LIVER PILLS  wake up thc :;v.-?���arouse it  to action, speedily restoring  good health. A purely vegetable remedy that has a beneficial effect on stomach and  bowels as well. Because it's  NYAL'S we know what's in  it.    25 cents a box.  Anything,  you buy  with the  What Our Correspondents  Have to Sav  90"  Sold and guaranteed by 22S5  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 Popular Hotelry  Baillie Hotel  Good   Meals,   Good Comfortable  Beds and Best Serv'ce.     Rates  Reasonable.  SAVONA  Smith Curtis is at the coast on  a business trip.  H. A. Ferguson is back from  a short trip to the coast.  Miss Nellie Leighton visited  Kamloops last week.  A car of cattle was shipped  from here to the coast on Monday.  Inglis Uren, who has been  teaching school at Lillooet for  the past term, visited Savona  last week.  Ranchers on Three Mile Creek  are now busy haying. As anticipated the crop this year is in  most cases light.  Provincial Constable Inslip  visited the Mammette Lake district last week for the purpose  of collecting revenue tax.  James Bamfield was down  from Mammette Lake last week  for a load of supplies. J. Chart-  rand was also down .recently.  Mrs. Faucault and family intend to come up from Ashcroft  and camp out on the shores of  Kamloops Lake for a few weeks.  Leslie Leighton is now a happy  father, a son and heir having  ai'rived on Sunday last. . Both  mother and son are   doing well.  W. Everson, well known in  the Nicola district,, is now forwarding agent for the British  Columbia Express Company at  Soda Creek.  J. Hemans, buyer for P. Bnrns  & Company was in Savona on  Monday to accept three cars of  cattle from Messrs Fehr and  McAbee.  Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Rowlands  of Ashcroft spent the. week end  at Savona. They were accompanied by A. H. T. Chetwynd,  late of the 111 Mile House,  Cariboo Road.  Mine Host Ferguson of the  Lakeview hotel has been rusticating at the Ferguson ranch on  Three Mile Creek. The "simple  life" has done him a great deal  of good and he feels much better  for the change.  The Monarch Lumber Company  is turning out a large amount of  lumber for the B. C. Horticultural Estates Ltd., which concern  has a large force of men at work  building flumes. The lumber is  being hauled up Deadman's  Creek by four-horse teams. T.  C. Cooney is driving one of them  and has consequently had once  again to postpone his vacation.  E. G. Hughes has made a contract with the Company and  has two teams on the road.  ASHCROFT  Walter C Keeble  Proprietor,  LYTTON, B.C.  Mr. W. A. Cowell, the newly  appointed Dominion Land Agent  at Kamloops, and Mr. J. B. Chal-  lies, engineer of the department  of the Interior, were in Savona  on  official   business  this week.  Several new homes will be  erected in Ashcroft in the course  of the next few weeks.  Surveyor Noel    Humphreys  with a crew is   now surveying  land in the vicinity of the 70  Mile House.  Rev. C. C. Hoy le has resigned  the incumbency of St. Alban's  and has gone to New Westminster to live.  The B. C. Express Co. will instal an auto service on the Cariboo road to connect with their  steamers at Quesnel.  Road Superintendent Dan  Sutherland was here the other  day and reported that a seam of  good coal, 10 feet by 8 feet, had  been discovered near Tulameen  city,  C. H. Smith for some time  postmaster and telegraph operator at Soda Creek has come  to Ashcroft to reside. He will  act as agent for S. Tingley's  properties.  The Fort Fraser had a good  trip from Quesnel to Tete Jaune  Cache making the 400 miles in  four days with sixteen passengers and ten thousand pounds  of freight.  Globe Hotel  LYTTON, B. C.  One ofTihe 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 tit St.  Louis fair and "Gerties Stoko 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.  Remarks the Kamloops Standard: "Rev. Dr. Spencer, refer-  ing to Local Option says that the  temperance people could not get  local option legislation from the  Government under the terms of  the submission of the question.  What Dr. Spencer should have  said is that he and his friends  could not get what they asked  for from the people."  GOOD MEN SCARCE  A real good industrious man  out of work is pretty scarce article in British Columbia today.  Nearly every branch of industry  is affected by the scarcity of  labor.  In the peach orchards of the  _0-kanagan_,itJs__=impi3ssiMe__to_s_e___  cure sufficient help and it is understood that an effort will be  made to take several Indian  families over from the Nicola  Valley. But Nicola valley is  not without its troubles. Now  that railroad construction has  come to Merritt every available  man is being garnered by the  construction crews. The gathering of the hay crop is delayed  in some parts by the absence of  sufficient men but no serious results will follow.  Even in the mills on the coast  and through the salmon canneries  the same conditions obtain and  it is indeed a good omen to find  that a sober, industrious man  need not be without work one  moment in this province. It is  an inducement to new settlers  and with the ever developing  scope of industrial activity men  may be at,ja premium for  years.  with a draught of twenty-four  inches. She is a sternwheeler  and was built in the C.P.R. marine yard at Okanagan Landing.  The Kaleden started on her trial  trip down the Okanagan river  but was only able to proceed as  far as Harrison Farm, about two  miles down stream, on account  tTf a sairdbSTwhicir^the^^overri^  ment dredge Okanagan is at  present cutting through. The  trip from Penticton to Okanagan  Falls is expected to become a  popular run with the tourists.  There is good hotel accommodation at the Falls. Captain Mc-  Morice of Nelson will be in  charge of the Kaleden.  NEW STEAMBOAT SERVICE  The arrival at Penticton of the  new C.P.R. steamer Kaleden last  Tuesday marked the inauguration  of a river and lake service which  will connect that town directly  with Okanagan Falls and the  country south to the international  boundary. The new boat is a  trim little  vessel  100 feet long  THE HAY CROP  The hay crop throughout the  Nicola valley is not up to the  mark by any means. In some  places, however, the yield is an  average one particularly in the  vicinity of Nicola Lake. The  ranches up the Coldwater valley  have a pretty good crop too.  THE 'PHONE EXCHANGE  The building that will house  the new telephone exchange is  nearing completion. It is but a  small structure and situated beside the Eastwood block on the  west side. Workmen are now  engaged in putting up poles and  stringing wires and it is expected  that the exchange will be ready  for business in the course of a  few weeks. Already nearly one  hundred applications for telephones have been received. It  is understood that subscribers  will have free use of the line to  Nicola.  I  i  f  r  i  Get in on the Ground Floor  Only a Few Good Buys Left for  You  400  These Prices Will Last Only Until July  15fh.  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.  *r> ���__���_  RecnoiceOTriterrownr  of Merrit is the Conklin  Estate.  I  8  _  r  For information call on or address  Agents for Conklin Estate  Offices over Bank of Montreal  Merritt  \__tO THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, August 5, 1910  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 resula 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  COMMERCIAL TELEGRAPH  Merritt wants a commercial  telegraph office. Tho volume of  business that passvs through the  hands of the local station ag-.nt  would fully justify the establishment of a city office. It would  be possible to associate the express money order business with  the telegraph department and in  that way enchance the remunerative value of the office.  Kamloops has a commercial  office as has also Ashcroft.  Golden has had a commercial for  years and the business of that  office is but half of the business  that would pass through an  office in Merritt. We have been  advised that the returns for telegraph tolls at the local station  aggregate from eighty to one  hundred dollars monthly. This  with the money order commission  would more than provide for the  maintenance of a commercial office. Places of lesser importance  than Merritt have commercial  offices and the volume of their  business is no greater so that in  its appeal for a commercial office  Merritt is fully justified.  It is impossible for thec C.P.R.  agent at the local station to do  justice to the telegraph service  because of the onerous duties  imposed upon him by other departments. The present service  is worse than useless.     It is im  possible to get a message through  in anything like reasonable time.  In fact a letter is quicker and  more satisfactory. But with a  commercial office it wiil be necessary for the C.P.R. to instal a  through wire and in-that way do  away with much of the cause for  the present unsatisfactory character of the service.  NEW LIQUOR LAW  The new liquor license law that  came into effect on Monday last  is a stringent piec'e of legislation  and should serve in a large sense  to provide satisfaction for the  temperance element throughout  the province.  That the law will be well enforced is apparent by the announcement of .the attorney-  general and good machinery has  been placed at the disposal of  the officers of the law. The very  fact that a licensee can be suspended for three months on a  first offence and his license cancelled on the second or further  offences is severe enough.  Gambling is eliminated from hotel premises and other measures  are provided that tend to the  betterment of conditions.  We doubt whether Dr. Spencer  and his friends will be satisfied  with this new law. True, it goes  , a little farther than they had anticipated but at the same.time it  does not meet their selfish wishes  by any means. What they want-  is the abolition of the license  system and the substitution of  blind pigs and other dens of vice  that generally obtain in local option towns and cities.  The provincial government is  deserving of appreciation for the  splendid courage it has displayed  in connection with the new act.  It has combined stringency with  reason and has provided" an  agency that should cultivate for  our common  laws  a  higher  re_  spect. We want freedom and  lots of it but we want a proper  appreciation and respect for our  common laws. If Dr. Spencer  had his way we would have a  means of breeding law breakers  and an agency for creating a  contempt for law.  Some of the papers throughout the province are strong in  their criticism of Dr. Spencer,  leader of the local option movement, and in most instances  they are well justified. Out in  the west there is a greater freedom than we find in the east,  there is more independence of  thought and action, and in every  sense the west is broader and  more sympathetic. Agitation is  healthy and often works good  but Dr. Spencer has certainly  exceeded the bounds of reason in  some of his attacks. He forgets  that other men are capable of  thinking for themselves and are  even strong enough to conduct  their own business without soliciting the aid of others. If Dr.  Spencer dislikes some things  that are agreeable to others the  best thing he can do is to abstain  from those things, but just as  soon as he attempts to rob men  of certain privileges he is moving counter to the principles of  British freedom and justice.  But in one sense we cannot hold  him responsible, because he is  paid to do that sort of thing and  is only earning his salary.  Now that the matter of incorporation has been brought to a  head it devolves upon the officers  of the board of trade to prosecute the preliminary detail work  expeditiously and carefully.  Tuesday night's meeting was  and large representative.lt is true  that all the property owners  were not present or represented  but as one of the speakers declared ' 'if they do not take suffi  cient interest in this matter to  attend the meeting their opinion  is a matter of indifference to the  rest of the citizens" and he is  absolutely true in what he says.  The resolution to authon'ze the  circulation of the petition for  signatures of the property owners and to proceed'with incorporation passed almost unanimously  and thus evidenced the popular  public feeling towards this important question. Merritt will  benefit from incorporation and it  begins to look as though the  great majority of citizens are  appreciative of this truth.  The sensational ocean chase  and ultimate capture of Dr. H.  H. Crippen marks the close of  the first chapter of one of the  most astounding criminal dramas  in the history of England. Crippen is wanted for the alleged  murder of his wife whose mutilated form was found buried  beneath the walls of his, London  home. He escaped with his  pretty typewriter, Ethel Claire  Leneve, and for a time it looked  as though he had baffled the best  skill of Scotland Yard. His capture on the arrival of the steamship Montrose at Quebec has furnished to the world striking  evidence of the wonderful value  of the wireless telegraph for  it was solely through this  agency that he was apprehended. It is the first time that the  wireless has played so important  a part in criminal work and even  if it failed in all other cases it  has justified its existence.  . In installing the local telephone  exchange the officers of the department would do well to place  all poles in the alleyways between  the streets. In other cities  where the poles have been  placed on the streets it was  found necessary to remove them.  They become a nuisance as  well  .as a menace to the public and it  and it is opportune time for  Merritt to provide against, a  serious evil by influencing the  the telephonei^company in this  matter. There is lots of room  for poles through the alleys and  it involves no additional expense  or effort to put them there.  Trouble is brewing in Spain.  The policy of the present admini  stration is given as the cause of  the eruption but there are some  who are prone to believe that  there are other underlying motives. Relations with the vati-  oan have been seriously strained  and it begins to look as though  Spain would break away from  the rule of the church. Whatever the outcome it is generally  conceded that peace will not be  restored without further conflict  and in the end it may be for  the betterment of Spain that  these obstreporous elements  will be subdued.  "We would respectfully suggest," remarks one of the interesting interior papers, "that  Prince Rupert or Chilliwack send  an exhibit of 'blind   pigs' to the  Dry Farming fair at Spokane  this fall. These, creatures  flourish in the 'dry ^districts, and  Prince. Rupert or Chilliwack  should be able to make an interesting and instructive  display.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale District.  District of Nicola.  Take notice that Ethel W. Sawyer,  of 26 Lancaster Gate Terrace, occupation married woman, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands:   <-  Commencing at a pof t planted at the  South West corner of Lot 714, thence  North 80 chains, thence West80 chains,  thence SoutfT 80 chains, thence East 80  chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.  ETHEL W. SAWYER.  Per Archibald W. McVittie.  July 11, 1910.        25-34  Land Act.  Kamloops Division of  Yale   Land District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that George W. Sawyer  of Southsea, England, occupation  British Army Officer, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  South West corner of Lot 714, thence  East 40 chains, thence South 40 chains,  thence West 40 chains, thence North:  40 chains to point of commencement. -.  GEORGE W. SAWYER, Col.  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent. '  July 11. 1910.  The News $2 Year  There are no dead  flies lying about when  are used as directed. All Drug-  gists,Grocers and General Dealers  sell them.  The Coming Residential District o  Town of Merritt  [o 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 just placed  ,on__the^market^_what_^is^to__be_  ���Jjtjj'e have fixed the purchase  <**> prices so 'that they are within reach of all. Just think���an  outlay of $200 or $300 will secure  for you one7of the finest building  lots in the town. There is no  doubt as to the future of Merritt.  It is destined to become one  of  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 lofty bluff overlooking the town and commanding 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.  Real Choice  Building  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.      ,  NICOLA VALLEY INVEST  LAND CO., LTD  Offices over Bank of Montreal.  MERRITT, B.C.  ���-" ���������-- ���j,.  rpflfflftpjwafciu wmtuwmBKp Friday, Aiigust5, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Stands for  "GEMMILL HAS IT"  NYAL'S  all that is best  medication.  in personal  Nyal's means honest open formulas.  Nyal's   means   no   more   secret  nostrums.  Nyal's means no more impossible  "cure alls."  Nyal's means scientific accuracy.  G. M. GEMMILL  Druggist and Stationer  Agent for Mason & R_3ch 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  remove its tracks  street of Kam-  C. P. R. will  from the main  loops. .".."."���  W. E. Duncan and Mrs. Duncan returned this week from the  .coast.-.........  Miss Rhodes has gone down  to Canford to visit friends for  a few davs.  Misses Annie and Olga Olsen  are with their father on the  ranch up the Coldwater.  Anglican Church : Services  Sunday, August 7th. Hyland's  hall, Merritt, 11 a.m. and 7:30  p.m.  Ed. Gottleich is back from  Ashcroft where he has been  working for the B. C. Express  Company.  Joseph Graham went down to  the coast by yesterday morning's  train. He will be back early  next week. ���        . .  C. S. Hubbs went down to  Vancouver by Wednesday night's  train but will return to Merritt  immediately..  The best Berkshire ivory calling cards for ladies printed for  one dollar a box at The News  Job room.  Methodist���* Church���Rev. J.  W. Hedley���Services Sunday  August 7. Lower Nicola 3 p. m.  Merritt 7 p. m.  William Hallanan who was  painfully injured at the mines a  few days ago is getting along  exceedingly well.  William Schmock left last  Saturday morning for the coast.  He took in  Vancouver and Vic-  Andrew McGoran went down  to his home in Canford on Tuesday morning returning the same  night.  A fire is still burning in the  vicinity of Olsen's ranch up the  Coldwater. Eating its way up  Petit creek and across the river  the fire has now turned back  down Petit creek and is burning  as fiercely as ever.  Neil McMillan, while splitting  wood at his home, was unfortunate enough to split the thumb  of his left hand. The axe  slipped and the blade almost  completely cut the thumb in  two. It is likely that the member will be saved.  Rev. Thomas Walker, the new  rector of Merritt parish, will  preach his initiatory sermon in  Hyland's hall on Sunday. - This  auditorium has been engaged by  the congregation until the new  church building is completed.  R. B. Smith left by Wednesday  morning's train for Summerland  where he will look after the  gathering of the fruit crop on T.  J. Smith's farm. He completed  the haymaking on the Diamond  Vale ranch the other day. The  crop was very light.  Now that lumber is on the  ground the erection of the several new churches, will be. proceeded with at once'. The Presbyterians will likely be the first  to start work and the Anglicans  and Catholics will institute operations very shortly afterwards.  George Murray has been out  through the Aspen Grove country  for a, week. Mr. Murray is interested in land there and he  says it is going to be one of the  greatest districts in the upper  country.    "Everything out that  REMOVED TO VANCOUVER  R. P. Baker, for seven months  associated     with   the    Merritt  branch of the Bank of Montreal,  has been transferred to the Vancouver branch   and  leaves   tomorrow morning for the coast. J.  W. Aikins of the Vernon branch  will succeed him here.    The removal of ,Mr. Baker will occasion  sincere    and    general     regret.  Ever   pleasing and courteous in  his treatment of the  public and  genial  and affable in his social  relations Mr. Baker made friends  for himself and friends for   the  institution with  which   he was  connected.    In the discharge of  his duties  he  was ever capable  and efficient and his new appointment comes in the form of a well  deserved promotion.  His removal  will be a distinct loss to the tennis  club of which he has been  an  active and enthusiastic member.  He was possibly the fastest player in the  club,    That   he   will  meet with   the fullest measure  of success  will  be the popular  wish that will  follow him to his  new field of labor.    Mr. Baker's  home is in Vancouver so he is no  stranger to those parts.  be here in charge and color is  lent to this theory by the statement of the Rossland Miner to  to the effect that "George Ur-  quhart is leaving for Kamloops  to assume the management for  P. Burns & Co. A.J. Howe of  Revelstoke, is in charge of the  Rossland branch in succession to  Mr. Urquhart."  BRUTAL MURDER  Capt. Peter Ellison, one of the  best known and most popular  officers at the Work Point barracks was shot down and killed  by Gunner Grant. The murderer  is now under arrest on a murder  charge. Grant had been punished for a breach of the service  law and was hostile to Ellison.  The dead man was a prominent  fruit grower and  horticultuiist.  STILL THEY COME  ' 'I never saw so many people  in Merritt before. They seem to  come from all over and the  hotels are filled to overflowing  all the time. I tell you what it  looks good to me." One enthusiastic citizen of Merritt was  just looking around him. "It is  true that many of these men are  coming in to work on the railroad  but believe me that many of themi  have come to stay."  toria   and returned  this week.  The painters are having a busy way looks fine and I tefl you there  time of it these days and many is a .wonderful improvement in  of the buildings throughout the the country, so many new set-  town look better for a dress  of tiers coming in."  SAWMILL DEAL OFF  It is understood that the  Brooks-Scan Ion company have  abandoned the project of building a large sawmill at Merritt to!  cut up the timber taken from  their limits up the Coldwater  river. The timber is up for sale  again.  BURNS STILL COMING  P. Burns  & Co.   will be doing  BRITISH COLUMBIA HORSE  Squadron orders No. 11 by  Major Flick commanding "D"  squadron B. C. Horse.  Merritt Aug. 5 1910.  Squadron Mounted Drill  The drill ordered for Aug. 6  (S. 0. 10) is postponed to Saturday Aug. 20, at Merritt 6.30 p.  m. Rifles will be issued at this  parade.  Information. The following  extract from General Militia  Order No. 77 is published for  information���dated Ottawa 7th  June 1910. "British Columbia  Horse" ("D" Independent  Squadron) "To be provisional  Major, Charles Leonard Flick  Esquire, on organization. To be  provisional Captain, John Foster  Paton Nash, Esquire on organization. ���To be provisional Lieuts.  Harold Halford Matthews, Martin Luther Grimmett and George  Robert Bates gentlemen, on organization."  All above appointments to date  April 1 1910 with seniority as  above.  Charles Flick. Major  ._.-.=..- ^._-      . o.- C.  "D''-B. C. H.  painf.  Milton Chamberlain, son of  Chief of. Police Chamberlain at  Vancouver, has arrived to take  over the   duties   of timekeeper  for Macdonell & Gzowski.  Mrs.   William   Mclntyre  has  been seriously indisposed for the  past few days. Her many  friends hope to see her restored  to health as soon as possible.  Jim Bamfield was down from  Mammett Lake this week. He  reports that the crops are looking fine through his district.  The hay crop is a little yield.  A. W. Strickland leaves tomorrow afternoon with party by  automobile for Princeton and  Hedley stopping at Tulameen en  route. They will be back Monday night.  Harry Buckley, the well known  and 'popular conductor, on the  run between Kamloops and Vancouver, has gone east with his  wife and family on a two months'  holiday.  ���>  Rev. James' Thompson accompanied Rev. Thos. Walker from  the coast. "Merritt's new rector  was formallyj ordained by Bishop  du Pencier at Westminster on  Sunday.  Special constable H. Walker  Sutcliffe went over to Kamloops  by yesterday morning's train in  charge of Dan Veitch who has  been sent to the provincial goal  to await trial.  Dan Vitch was sent up for trial  on a serious charge at the police  court on Tuesday. He was given  his preliminary hearing Monday  .evening^and^an^adjournment  taken until the following day in  order to take the evidence of one  of the material witnesses who  was out of town at the time.  H. S. Cleasby, J.P., was on the  bench, James Murphy of Ashcroft was acting for the defence  and M. L. Grimmett was counsel  for the prosecution. Jos. Burr,  provincial chief constable, was  also in attendance.  Dr. Kerr has arrived to take  over his duties as medical superintendent for Macdonnell &  Gzowski in the building of the  Kettle Valley line. He is living  at Coutlee for the present. "I  see a wonderful change in this  town since I was first here as  medical superintendent for construction when they were building the present line," he remarked. "At that time I used  to ride all over this country on  horseback, it was a big hayfield  and that is only four years ago  You certainly have a  fine look-  business in Merritt before many  days according to one who ought  to know. It is reported in some  circles that B. S. Burchell, for  some time manager of the company's business at Kamloops, will  LITTLE GIRL HURT  A little Swede girl who has  been living with her parents in  the first camp of the Kettle  Valley construction crews was  kicked in the  face   by. a  horse  on Tuesday.      It was   an  ugly  bone  wound penetrating to the  and a portion of the bone was  crushed. Dr. Tutill is looking  after the little patient.  In the Sporting World  There is not a baseball fan nor  aTplayer who-does not rejoice  today that Cy Young, the grand  old man of the National game,  has annexed his 500th victory in  the big leagues; It is a mark  that probably will never be  equalled, for Cy is a freak in a  way. Seldom does a big league  pitcher last over ten years, but  Young is now on his twenty-first  season, and while not as effective  as he was once, he is still above  the ayerage as a pitcher. No  other picture in the big leagues  today has won 300 games, to say  nothing of 500. Of all Young's  rivals, Mathewson, of the Giants,  has the best record, and he has  won only 251 games.  ing town now.  on  July  William  BORN  Corkrill���At Merritt  31st to Mr. and Mrs,  Corkrill a daughter.  Collett���At Merritt on August  2nd to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Collett a son.  Says the Saturday Sunset:���By  the way, should the Nationals  win the championship of the east  this year, and at the present  time they look to be the one best  bet in the east, there is a chance  that the west will witness something different from the recent  games. With "Newsy" Lalonde  at the helm the Nationals will no  doubt be coached in the system  of the Westminster- team and  "Newsy" should know with one  year's experience at the coast  that any team to defeat the Royals must have a home that can go  right in on the Westminster nets  before there will be any shake to  the cup.  The Minto cup holders won  Saturday's lacrosse fixture with  Vancouver. The game was  played at Queen's park and was  one of the fastest of the season  as the 3 to 2 score would denote.  Westminster scored once in the  first quarter and there was no  tally at all in the second. In the  third the Salmonbellies added  another and in the last quarter  Vancouver rallied and scored  twice and it looked like a tie just  when the champs ran in another.  This makes five wins out of six  games played.  Rumor has it that the unknown  to be backed by Mcintosh and  trained by Corbett, if a match  with Jack Johnson can be secured, is Warren Barbour, the  amateur heavyweight champion.  Corbett recently put on the  gloves with Barbour and was  surprised by the latter's strength  and science. Barbour is said to  be wealthy, but hankers for fame  in the prize ring. It is only a  rumor, of course.  outre a  Established  1817.  PAID UP CAPITAL $14,400,000.  Sir Edward Clous.on. Cart.  Head Office:  Montreal  REST $12,000,000  President and General Manager.  Branches in all the principal cities and towns in Canada  also m London, Eng., New York, Chicago and Spokane.  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY  NICOLA: MERRITT:  Acting Sub-Agent  For Values in  WATCHES  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.  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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.  amateur  events.  champion,   won  many  The Shamrocks defeated Te-  cumsehs in the eastern lacorsse  series. At Ottawa the Capitals  won from Cornwall. Nationals  still lead the league with Montreal second and Torontos third.  In the Pacific Coast championships last Saturday, Sweeney,  the Victoria runner, was spiked  by Ridson of Seattle, in the finish  of the one mile race, but,, won,  out.   J. H. Gillis, the  Canadian  Brown's Beavers are coming  strong these days and it looks as  though they would, land the pennant in the Northwestern league.  It is neck and neck between the  Beavers and Spokane for first  place and Tacoma is close up too.  The Pacific Northwest field  trials will be judged this year by  J. W. Palmer of Pullman, Wash.  They will be run at Harrisburg,  Or., in conjunction with the  Oregon State trials. T. J. A.  Tiederman has the say on points  in the latter.  Jack Johnson has appeared in  a new role. He has put up a  $5000 side bet for a matched  automobile race with Barney  Oldfield or some of the other  racers. The test will likely be  pulled off at Brighton Beach tomorrow.  A diamond belt valued at $25,-  000 and emblematic of the heavyweight championship of the  world will be presented to Jack  Johnson by the negro population  of the states.  In the second of the races for  the Sewanhaka cup the American  defender was successful by a  good margin and the cup stays  across the line for another . year.  B. Schwengers of Victoria won  the coast tennis championship  from L. C. Tyler of Spokane at  last Saturday's tourney in Vancouver. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, August 5, 1910  When in  NICOLA  .. call al Hit  Commercial  Hotel  for a  good. Isquarefgmeal.    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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.  Foaldad ifr 07, sired by Johnie  Cope outpfl9 t e Pollie Perkins  by Sir, Waldie, will serve a limited number of broken mares at  Quinsharden ranch, Dot, B. C,  during this season.  Mares musjt. not exceed 141-2  hands in height.  Harriestoun Meteor was the  winner of first in Junior Stallion  closs and in the Pony Champion  class at the recent Horse Show  in Vancouver.  Terms  $20.00  for the"] Season.  H. ABBOTT,  Owner.  THE LION AND  THE MOUSE.  By CHARLES KLEIN  A Story of American Life Novelized From the Plav hy  ARTHUR   HORNBLOW.  COPYRIGHT.    1906.    BY    G.    W.    DILLINGHAM    COMPANY.  Continued from last week.  we si-ii-i._i a:-:iin at3nor. as il' he bud  recovered his good humor after their  sharp passages at arms.  "Oh. it's politics! That's what the  papers said. And you l;_.l_eve him innocent. Well, you must have some  grounds for your belief."  "Not necessarily."  "You said that even if you had tb��  proofs -you could not produce them  without sacriticiii.-v yoiir friends, showing that your friends are interested iu  haviirr this man put oil' the bench"���  She stopped and burst" into hysterical  laughter. ������(.)._. I -think you're having'  a joke at my expense." she" went-ou,  ���'just to see how far you can lead me.  I -daresay .Iiul.;.-' Ilossmorc deserves all  he sets. Oh. yes. I'm sure he deserves  it." She rose and walked to the other  'side'..of the room to conceal her emo-  ��� tion.-'--���'' ..  -...  IJyder watched her curiously.  "My dear young lady, how you take  this matter to heart!"  "Please forgive me," laughed Shirley and averting her face to eonceal-  the fact that her eyes were filled with  tears. "It's my artistic temperament,  I suppose. It's always getting me into  trouble. It appealed so strongly to my.  sympathies, this story; of hopeless love  between two young people, with the  father of the girl hounded by corrupt  politicians and unscrupulous flnauciers.  It was too much for me. Ah, ah. I  forgot whjre I was!"  She leaned against a chair, sick and-  faint from nervousness, her whole body  trembling. At that moment there was  a knock at the library door, and Jefferson Ryder appeared. Not seeing  Shirley, whose back was toward bim,  he advanced to greet his father.  ''You told me to come up in five minutes." he said. "I just wanted to  ���'ay"��� -.  "Miss Green," said Ryder senior, addressing Shirley and ignoring whatever  it was that the young man wanted to  say, "this is my son Jefferson. Jeff,  this is Miss Green." :  Jefferson looked in the direction indicated and stood as if footed to the  floor. He was so surprised that he was  struck dumb. -Finally,' recovering himself, he exclaimed:    -  "Shirley!"        ���  "Yes, Shirley Green, the author," explained Ryder senior, not noticing the  note of familiar recognition in his exclamation.  Shirley advanced and, holding out  her hand to Jefferson, said demurely:  "I am very pleased to meet you, Mr.  Ryder." Then quickly in an undertone  she added: "Be careful. Don't betray  me."  Jefferson was so astounded that he  did not see the outstretched hand. All  he could do was to stand and stare  first at her and then at his father.  "Why don't you shake hands with  her?" said Ryder senior. "She won't  bite you." Then he added: "Miss Green  is going to do .some literary work for  me. so we shall see a great deal of her.  It's too bad you're going away." He  chuckled at his own pleasantry.  "Father," blurted out Jeft'ersou, "1  came to say that I've changed my  mind. You did not want me to go, and  -I-feel__I_.oughtto-dosomething_to please  you."  "Good boy," said Ryder, pleased.  "Now you're talking common sense."  He turned to Shirley, who was getting  ready to make her departure: "Well,  Miss Green, we may consider the matter settled. You undertake the work  at the price I named and finish it as  soon as you can. Of course you will  have to consult me a good deal as you  go along, so. I think it would be bettei  for you to come and stay here while  the work is progressing. Mrs. IJyder  can give you a suit of rooms to yourself, where you will be undisturbed,  and you will have all your material  close at band.    What do you say?"  Shirley was silent for a moment  She looked first at IJyder and then at  his son, aud from them her glance  went to the little drawer on the left  hand side of the desk. Then she said  quietly:  "As you think best, Mr. Ryder. I am  quite willing to do the work here."  Ryder senior escorted her to the top  of the landing and watched her as she  passed down the grand staircase, ushered by the gorgeously uniformed flunkies, to the front door and the street.  CHAPTER XIII.  HIRLEY entered upon her new  duties in the Ryder household  two days later. She had returned to her rooms the evening of her meeting with the financier  in a state bordering upon hysteria. Tho  day's events had been so extraordinary  that it seemed to her they could uot be  real and that she must be iu a dream.  The car ride to Seventy-fourth street.  the interview iu the library, the dis  covery of her father's letters, the offer  to write the biography and, what to  her was still more important, the invitation to go and live in the Ryder home  ���all these incidents were so remarka  ble and unusual that it was only with  difficulty that the girl persuaded herself that they were not figments of a  cUsov.iai'ed t��-��i��-  Kut ii was nil true enough. The.next-  morning's mail brought a letter fro:.,  Mrs. IJyder. who wroie to the effect  that Mr. IJyder would like the work t:>  begin at once and adding that a suit of  rooms would he ready for her the following afternoon. Shirley did not he.'<  itate. Everything was to be gained h.  making the.. IJyder residence her heaii  quarters, her father's very life depending upon the successful outcome of h:_.  present mission, and this unhoped fo-  opportunity practically insured sue.  cess. She immediately wrote to M:is.-a  pequa. Oue letter was to her moil.:..-  saying that she was extending Iter vis  it beyond the time originally planned.  The other letter was to Stott. She toh:  him all about the interview wilh IJy  der. informed him of the discovery oi  the letters and after explaining the nature of the work offered to her said  that her address for the next few  weeks would be in care of John Burkett IJyder. All was going better than  she had dared to hope. Everylhin--'  seemed to favor their plan. J-Jer tirsl  step, of course, while in the IJyder  home would be to secure possession of  her father's letters, and these siic  would dispatch at once to Massapequa.  so they could be laid before the seualc  without delay.  So. after settling accounts with her  landlady and packing up her few belongings. Shirley lost no time in transferring herself to the more luxurious  quarters provided for her in the $10.-  000.000 mansion uptown.  At the Ryder house she was received  cordially and with every mark of consideration. Tho housekeeper caino  down to the main hall to greet he;1  when she arrived and escorted her to  the suit of rooms, comprising a small  working library, a bedroom simply  but daintily furnished in pink aiid  white and a private bathroom which  had been specially prepared, for her  convenience and comfort, and heiv  presently she was joined by. Mrs. l!y  der.  "Dear me," exclaimed the linancier's  wife, staring curiously at Shirley,  "what a young girl you are to ha.ve  made such a stir with a book! How  did you do it? I'm sure I couldn't.  It's as much as I can do to write a  letter, and half the time that's not  legible."  :-."Oh. it wasn't so hard!" laughed  Shirley. "It was the subject thai appealed rather than any special skill of  mine. The trusts and their misdeeds  are tho favorite topics of ilic- hour.  The whole .-onntry is talking about  nothing else. My book came fit the  right linif. that's all."  Although   "The   American   Octopus"  was a direct attack on her own husband, Mrs. IJyder secretly admired this  j-ouug woman who had dared to speak  a few blunt truths. It was a courage  s'hich, alas, she had always lacked her  self, but there was a certain satisfaction in knowing there were woyieii in  the world not entirely cowed by the  tyrant man.  "I have always wanted a daughter,"  went on Mrs. Ryder, becoming confidential, while Shirley removed her  things and made herself at home.  "Girls of your age are so companionable." Then abruptly she asked. "Do  .v_otir__P_arents_liye in New York?"   Shirley's face flushed, and she stooped over her trunk to hide her embarrassment.  "No���not at present," she answered  evasively. "My mother and father are  in the country."  She was afraid that more questions  of a' personal nature would follow, but  "���What a  younij ylrl  you,  are to  have  made sitch a stir!"  apparently Mrs. Ryder was not in an  inquisitive mood, for she asked nothing further.   She only said:  "I have a son, but I don't see much  of him. You must meet my Jefferson.  He is such a nice boy."  Shirley tried to look unconcerned as  she replied:  "I met him yesterday. Mr. Ryder  introduced him to me."  "Poor lad! He has his troubles, too,"  went on Mrs. Ryder. "He's In love  with a girl.'but his father wants him  jposite tho. .Casino. "."The;!park' was almost, deserted at that hour, and there  was a delightful sense of solitude and  a sweet scent of new inown hay from  'lis freshly-'cut lawns. She found an  empty bench, well shaded by an overspreading tree, .and" sat down, grateful for the rest and quiet.  She wondered what Jefferson thought  "of her action in coming to his father's  bon.9e practically in disguise and under an assumed name. She must see  him at once, for in him lay her hope of  obtaining possessiou of the letters.  Certainly she felt uo delicacy or compunction in. asking Jefferson to do bet:  this service. The letters belonged to  her father, and they were being wrongfully'withheld Willi the deliberate purpose of doing him a ii'injury. She had  a moral if not a legal right to recover  the letters in any way that she could.  She was so deeply engrossed in her  thoughts that she had uot noticed a  hansom cab which suddenly drew up  with a jerk at the curb opposite her  bench. A man jumped out. It was Jefferson.  "Hello. Shirley." he cried gayly.  "Who would have expected to find you  rusticating ou a bench here? I pictured  you grinding away at home doing literary stunts for the governor." He  grinned and then added: "Come for a  drive.   1 want to talk to you."  Shirley demurred. No; she could uot  spare the time. Yet, she thought to  herself, why was not this a good, opportunity to explaiu to Jefferson how  lie came to find her in his father's library masquerading under another  name and also to ask him to secure tho  letters for her? While she pondered  Jefferson insisted, and a few minutes  later she found -herself sitting beside  him in the cab. They started off at a  brisk pace. Shirley sitting with her  head back, enjoying the strong breeze  caused by the rapid motion.  "Now tell me," he said, "what does  it all mean? I was so startled at seeing ynu in the library the other day  ihat 1  almost betrayed you.   llow did  vou come to call on father?"  to marry some one els.-,     i _iey re quarreling over it all the time."  "Parents shouldn't interfere in matters of the heart." said Shirley decisively. "What is more serious than  the choosing of a life companion, and  who are better entitled'to make a free  selection than they who are going to  spend tho rest of their days together?  Of course it is a father's duty t :> give  his son the benefit of his riper expedience, but to insist on a marriage based  only on'business interests is little less  than a crime. There are considerations more important if the union is Vj  be a happy or a lasting one. The chief  thing is that the man should feel rea1  attachment for tho woman be marries  Two people who are to live together ...���������  man and wife must be compatible in  tastes and temper. You cannot mi_i  oil and water. - It is those selfish marriages which keep our divorce courts  busy. Money alone won't buy happi  iiess in marriage."  "Xo,"  sighed   Mrs.   Ryder.     "No one  Knows thai better than I."  The financier's wife was already  most favorably impressed with hei  guest, aud she chatted on as if she h.ic-  known-Shirley for years. It was rarely that she-had heard so young a woman express such common sense views,  and the more she talked with her Unless surprised she was that she was-  the author of a much discussed book  Finally, thinking that Shirley uiigln  prefer to be alone, she rose to g:i. bid  ding her make herself thoroughly at  home and to ring for anything she  might wish: A maid had been assigned to look exclusively after her wants,  and she could have her meals served in  her room or else have them with the  family, as she liked. But Shirley, not  caring fo encounter Mr. Ryder's cold,  searching stare more often than necessary, said she would prefer to take her  meals alone.  r.i��fi___tf.__li(;rsell'.__SliiL-lov_setfIed down  to work in earnest. Mr. IJyder had  sent to her room all the material for  tho biography, and soon she was con:-.-  pletely absorbed in tho task of sorting  and arranging letters, making extract.--  from records, compiling data. etc.. laying the foundations for the Important  book she was to write. She wondered  what they would call it. and she smiled  as a po.-uliariy appiopriate title Hashed through, her mind���"The History of  a Crime." Yet she thought they could  hardly Infringe on Victor Hugo. Perhaps'the, best title was the slniplest-  "The History of the Empire Trading  Company." 'Every .one would understand that' It told the story of John  Burkett Ryder's remarkable career  from his earliest beginnings to the  present time. She worked feverishly  all that evening getting the material  into shape, and- the following day  found her early at her desk. No one  disturbed her. and she wrote steadily  on until noon, Mrs. Ryder only once  putting her head iu the door to wish  her good morning.  After luncheon Shirley decided that  the weather was too glorious to remain  indoors. Her health must not bo jeopardized even to' advance the interests  of the Colossus, so she put-on her hat  and left the house to go for a walk.  The air smelled sweet to her after being conlined so long indoors, and she  walked with a more elastic and buoyant step than she hud.since her return  home. Turning down Fifth avenue,  she entered the park at fievei.ly-��.e��..n<l-  street, following thivp.'.t!. viv tin." sh..  came to the bend iu the driveway op-  (To be continued.)  The Canadian Pacific railway  has announced an especially low  rate from Merritt to the big fair  Vancouver       commencing  in  August 15th and many from this  district will go.  I have opening up a Lumber Yard on  Voght street just across from the C. P.  R. station, where 1 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 Pilled  Andrew McGoran  Offices in Lumber Yard.  iards and Pool  I have opened fine new parlors in the old restaurant  building just back of the old Coldwater. New  Tables and everything in the best order,  Tobaccos and Cigars  A good fresh supply always on hand.  Orders taken for fresh butter and eggs.  -    Prop.  W. J. Thompson,  Merritt Livery and Peed -Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses. Express meets  all trains.    Buggies for hire. . '   .  A. J. COUTLEE, Prop.,  Merritt, B.C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, . C.  The choicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand.  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables. ���>.--.  T. HESLOR Prop.  A NEW STORE  I have opened a store in the Roberts' Store Building, Front  St., Nicola, B.C. Groceries, Confectionary, Fruits, Cigars,  Tobacco, Jeweleiy 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 ata 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 best satisfaction for your money. Local  trains stop thirty minutes for  lunch. We have the name of  keeping one of the best host-  elries along the line.  J. C. Clarence  Manager  The B.andB.  Automobile Co.  * ���       -. - -  SHOW ROOMS  New Masonic Temple Bldg.  Cor.  Georgia arid Seymour Sts.  Vancouver, B. C.  P. 0. Box 367.  The Tho The  REO        FORD        WHITE Friday, August 5, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  I  El  Land Act  Nicola Land District  District of Yale  Take notice that Robert Frank Morrison of Kelosvna, B.C., occupation  Merchant, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  north west 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  the point of commencement and  taining two hundred  and   ninety  acres more or less. ���'������,,    ��� _, ...  Robert Frank Morrison  June 13, 1910; ;  to  con-  (290)  .-���..   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  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  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  riortli 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  point of commencement and containing  one hundred and sixty (16C) acres more  or less.  Frederic Armstrong.  June 13, 1910.  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 Adani'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 6, 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 at 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. U. Tinjrlcy. Otter  Valley, occupation road foreman, intends to  apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands for  Permission to purchase the following land: Commencing al a post piantcd at the N. E. corner of  Lot 177H, Otter Valley, thence North SO chains,  thence East SO chains, thenco South SO chains,  thence West So chains to point of commencement.  Containing" 6-10 acres.  EDfiAR Buss Tingley. locator.  Dated 20th April, 1010. 17-26  TAKE NOTICE that Thomas Niven. of Vancouver, occupation engineer, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the following  land. Commeneini; at a post planted m the N. E.  corner of Lot 177... Otter Valley, thence South 80  chains, Ihence East 80 chains, thence North 80  chains, thence West SO caains to point of commencement.    Containing (MO acres.  Thomas Niven, Applicnnt.  1'er E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated 20th April, 10]0. 17-25  estaurant  Land Act  Dis-  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:  d.Combr^ncS_iS:at a post planted at the Northeast  corner of Lot 1154, thence South 40 chains, thence  East 47 decimal 66 chains to the West boundaiy  of the land applied for by H. .J. J. T'��br��^:  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.K one hundred and thirty-  seven . decimal  four four   137.44   acres,   more or  le93'   ' FREDERIC GEORGE DAVIS.  Date June 13, 1910.       32.  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.  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.  TAKE Notice, that I.. Lennox Clark, or Vancouver, occupation broker, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following land:  Commencing ata post planted 80 chains north of  the north east corner of Lot 1770. Otter Valley,  thence north SO chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence south SO chains, thence west 80 chains to  point of commencement.    Containing t. II) acres.  Roiii-i.T Lennox Ci.akk. Applicant.  E. B. TiNoi.KY, Aifent.  Dated 20th April. 1010. 17-2!.  TAKE Notice, that .John Ronald, of Vancouver,  intends to apply for permission^ to ourchase  the following, described 'land, Conii.iem_.nif at a  post planted 100 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 SO chains to point of commencement.  Containing:G40 ucroS.  John Ronald. Applicant.  E. B. Tingley, Airent.  ���  Dated April 29th, 1910. 11-25  (PO  LAND ACT.  ���'.' Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  Take notice that .Thomas   Nicol   Morrison   of  Kelowna, B. U��� occupation merchant, intends to  applyfor permission  to purchase the followim?  described lands: ,     ���_.���,,_.   ���     !_..���.    r  ��� 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 401 chains,  thence East 63 chains 70 links, thence South 40  chains to the point of commencement, containing  254 acres more or ^s6mas ^^ MORR,SON.  Date June 13. 1910.  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.  Land Notice  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  '    Take notice that 60  days  after date  Euphemia  Beath  of  Vancouver, mar-  ' ried woman, intends to  apply  for per-  ' mission to purchase  the  following dej  scribed   land:     Commencing    at    the  North-east corner of Lot  1776,   thence  South 80 chains, thence East 80 chains,  1 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  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."  Grace Johnson.  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 Divisidn of  Yale District.  (a) The name, address and occupation of the  applicant: John C. Lay<ock, rancher, Mammette  Lake.  (b) The name of the lake. Lake about three  miles east of Mammette Lake.  (d) The quantity of water���All the lake contains.  (e) The character of proposed works���dam,  ditch and flume.  (f) The promises on which water is to be used-  Lot 1324.  (tr) 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 1910.  JOHN C. LAYCOCK.  Mammette Lake.  Nicola  Land Act  Division   of  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.  Charles Beath, Applicant.  __= . , E.-=B_=Tingley-i=Agentr-  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 chains 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 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 West80 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  Southwest, corner of Lot_1137,_thence.  West 80 chains, thence North 80 chains,  thence East 80 chains, thence South 80  chains.  Leonard Evans.  Archibald 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 arid 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  NlCOLA-K AM LOOPS LAND DISTRICT.  Yale District.  Take notice that I, A. W. Strickland, of Nicola,  B. C, occupation bank manager, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described  lands :  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, Atrent.  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, 1915.       21-30  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.  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 SO chains, thence west 80 chains to point of  commencement.   Consaining 640 acres.  Joan Graham, Applicant.  E. B. Tingley, Agent,  Dated 29th April, 1910. 17-25  Land Act Notice  Take Notice that Daniel Murray of Oakland,  California, occupation Honse-builder, intends to  make application to purchase the following described land: Commencing at a post planted at  the N. E. Corner of Lot 1346, thenee running 80  chains East, thence 80 chains South, thence 80  chains West, thence SO chains North to point of  commencement, containing 640 acres.  Dated April 19th. 1910.  Daniel Murray, applicant  J. F. Murray agent.  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 1316, thence running East 80  chains, thence South 40 chains, thence West 20  chains, thenco South 40 chains, thence West 60  chains, thence North SO chains to point of commencement, containing 560 acres.  Dated April 19th, 1910.  Angus Graham applicant,  J. F. Murray agent.  Land Act Notice  NICOLA AND KAMLOOPS LAND DISTRICT.  District of Yale.  Take notice that Joseph Logan Thompson of  Vancouver, occupation, farmer, intends to apply  for permission to purchase thefollowingdescribed  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the southwest corner of Lot 751, about two miles south of  Samette Lake, thenco 80 chains North, thence 40  chains West, thence SO chains South, thence 40  chains East, to point of commencement, and  containing 320 acres more or less.  . JOSEPH LOGAN THOMPSON.  Frank Bailey, Agent.  Dated March 16th. 1910.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.  District of Ashcroft.  Takt notice that Wallace R.  Parker of Vancouver,   B. C, occupption carpenter,  intends to  apply for permission  to purchase the following  dei  ribed lands:  Ccommencing at a post planted about one and a  hallf miles South of Pre-emption No. 757 (Upper  Coldwater) thence running South 40 chains,  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  Nicola Division of Kamloops Land District.  ������= Distriet-of-Yale.-   TAKE notice that I. Maxwell Jenkins, of Kelowna, occupation laborer, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described  lands:��� .  Commencing at a post planted at the north  east corner of land applied for by F. W. Fraser,  thence north twenty chains, thence west forty  chains, thence south twenty chains, thence east  forty chains to point of commencement, and containing eighty acres, more or lees,  MAXWELL S. JENKINS.  June 13, 1910.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  -: District.    District of Nicola.  ���Take notice that Laura R.  Marshall of Vancouver, occupation spinster, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the  following described lands: Commencing at a post -planted  about one and a half miles  due west of the south westj  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  "Of"  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 South 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  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 n post planted at the south  east corner of Pre-emption No. 235, and running  north SO chains.thence east 40 chains, thence  south 80 chains, thence west 40 chains to point of  commencement. '  CHARLES MONTAGUE WINNY.  R. H. Winny, Agent.  Nicola, June 17th. 1910. 19-2S  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 planted 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. 19-2S  Nicola Division of Kamloops  Land District  District of Yale  Take notice that Frank William  Fraser of Kelowna, B.C., occupation Cannery Manager, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the following described  land. Commencing at a post  planted on the north shore of  Chain lake and running north  forty chains, thence east eighty  chains, thence south twenty  chains, thence west five chains  more or less to I 'ie shore of Chain  lake, thence wsterly along the  north shore rt Chain lake eighty  chains moro rr less to the point  of commencement, arid containing 160 acres more or less.  Frank William Fraser.  Mayth, 19 10.  LAND ACT  TAKE NOTICE,   that David  *     couver, occupation broker,  Beath,   of   Van  intends to apply  tho    following  de-  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Lewis Ord, of Montreal, Quebec, Mechanical Engineer, in-  tedds 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  for pemission to purchase  scribed land :  Commencing at a post planted 80 chains East of  theN. E. Corner of Lot 1776, Otter Valley, running North SO chains, thence East SO chains,  thence South 80 ohains, thence West 80 chains to  point of commencement.    Containing 640 acres.  David Beath, Applicant  Per E. B. Tingley, 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  era no later than Wednesday night  No guarantee can otherwise be given  that the ohanges will be made.  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.  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. Cv  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  MAIL ORDERS  The modern method of shopping in the big stores is proving most  satisfactory to those far away from the advantages of the assortment  and low prices of the city.  Write for onr catalogue, in which are illustrations representing the  leading lines of Cut Glass, Silverware, Jewellery, Cutlery, Leather  Goods and Novelties.  Write to-day, enjoy Eastern prices and prompt service. All orders  sent prepaid by us, and money refunded if not entirely satisfactory.',  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, Proprietor  Coiquahalla Hotel Hope, B. C.  -U^S���M.  ^jrDTfi JKUD7KD  JEWELEK and OPTICIAN  I   arry a stock of jewellery valued at $15,000 and an satisfy you  in any , line. Every article guaranteed.  Let me do your repair work and it will be done right.  Special treatment for the eyes.  In the optical line I make a specialty of treating the eyes and fitting them perfectly. |  Headquarters  Vancouver, B.C.  Mission City, B.C.  inmg  If you are looking for a good piece of land to  settle on, or if you want a profitable mining  claim.  Don't overlook the Aspen Grove District,  lam in a position to give you a good deal  in  lands or mines.l  G.R. BATES  Aspen Grove v. Vancouver, B.C.  tiwtn  BnaEBBEESBBSBflfl THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, August 5, 1910  NEW RECTOR WELCOMED  It must have gladdened the  heart of Rev. Thomas Walker,  the new rector of Merritt parish  to hear the many nice things  that were said in his behalf and  to note the splendid spirit of  social fellowship that anamated  the company at the public reception tendered to him in Menzies hall on Wednesday evening.  The function was given under  the auspices of the Ladies' Guild  and that in itself is sufficient  assurance of its success. It was  a delightful evening in every  way and not until the last strains  of the home waltz had died away  did the pleasure cease.  A few words   of welcome by  Rev. James   Thompson   marked  the opening   of an   interesting  and enjoyable -programme.    Mr.  Thompson   emphasized  the necessity of concerted  action and  good hard work on the part   of  the   congregation.    "What Mr.  Walker wants is your sympathy  not the    kind that says 'we are  sorry'     when     anything    goes  wrong,   nor  the  kind that says  'we are so glad everything came  out all right' when things do go  right, but the kind that gets in  and works with mouths closed  and hands toiling.    That is the  kind of sympathy that will help  him   along.    In    helping    your  church you   help your town so  work hard and fast."  Later in the evening Mr.  Walker replied thanking Mr.  Thompson and those present for  the kindly welcome they had  tendered to him. Ever since he  came into the province he had  had kindnesses heaped upon him  and it made him feel good. "I  am only human and have failings  as other men have and I want  you to bear with me in those  failings. I cannot please everybody, no man can, but I will do  my best and I want you to help  me make the church here a  strength and uplifting agency."  Mrs. Tutill had charge of the  programme. It comprised songs  by Alex. Strang, Dr. Tutill,  Alex. Livingstone and Mr.  Walker, instrumental by J. McMillan, Miss Agnes Vair and  Mrs. - Tutill and the Highland  'Fling by Mrs. Chapman and Dr.  Tutill. A pleasing feature of the  evening was the violin work of  Mr. McMillan. He is an exceedingly clever artist and his various  numbers gave the fullest measure  of enjoyment. It was the expressed hope of those who heard  him Wednesday night that Mr.  McMillan could be induced to  stay in Merritt for his services  as violinist would be indispen-  sible. Little Douglas Tutill sang  =a=couple-of=songs=and=won=his=  way to the hearts of his auditors.  For a child of his tender years  he has a wonderful voice and,  with careful cultivation should  develop into a singer of unusual  ability.  Refreshments including ice  cream, lemonade and cake were  served after which the floor was  cleared and the light fantastic  tripped for several hours to the  delightful strains of music furnished by Mrs. Tutill,. Miss Vair  and Mr McMillan. Archie Jackson acted as floor manager in  his usual pleasing style.  but a few more settlers to bring  the district up to its best standard." Mr. McVittie was in ac7  cord with everything that Prof.  Hack said.  "It is one of the greatest horse  and cattle regions that I have  ever seen. The blue flowering  veitch grows in abundance out  there and it may surprise you to  know that it is one of the best of  fodders. It is a cross between  clover and the pea and farmers  should cultivate it. Not only is  it cheap but it is as good as any  fodder I know of for horses or  cattle."  A large number of new settlers  have gone into the Aspen Grove  country during the past few  weeks and many others are bent  on going. McVittie and Green  have a large number of. deals  pending and they are hopeful of  placing at least a score of new  settlers there this year.  ASPEN  GROVE IS GOOD  A splendid tribute to the resourcefulness of the district surrounding Aspen Grove is furnished by Prof. F. M. Hack, a specialist on grasses and soil, who  has just completed a tour of inspection there. Mr. Hack was  brought up from the coast at the  instance of McVittie and Green  to look over some of their land  holdings with a view to reporting on the same.  "It certainly is a great country  and you will find that it will be  one of the most productive districts throughout these parts before very long" he remarked.  They have a splendid soil and an  excellent climate and it requires  BOARD  OF TRADE  Merritt will   memorialize the  telegraph department of the  C.  P. R. fos a commercial telegraph  office.    It is  thought that    the  volume of     business     together  with the importance of the town  itself will justify the claim.   The  matter     was     mooted   at last  night's meeting of the Board   of  Trade and it was given most enthusiastic  support.    "It   is  the  only agency through which we  can hope to secure justice in the  matter of telegraph  service  for  it will force the company to install a through wire and do away  with the relay system at Spences  Bridge and its consequent delay,"  declared S. N. Dancey.    Others  were  of the same   opinion and  the secretary was instructed  to  write a strong letter   to   Superintendent Wilson urging the location of a city^ office.  It was decided to organize a  representative exhibit of ores  taken from the mines through  this district and to exhibit them  locally after which they wi 11 be  sent to the Nelson and Spokane  fairs. The -Nelson ' Board of  Trade wrote to Frank Bailey  with reference to the matter  arid Mr. Bailey laid it before  the local board: with good results.  The Nelson board will pay the  cost of transportation.  The freight department of the  C. P. R. will be asked to deliver way freight at Merritt on  the arrival of the train rather  than have it taken through to  Nicola and brought back the  following day. I. Eastwood .entered a vigorous protest in the  matter and his cause found sympathy with the board.  A committee comprising I.  Eastwood, A. S. Bennett and  STl^HDancey was appointed=to  interview the local foreman  with a view to having the telephone poles removed from the  streets. They would prove a  menace and a nuisance in their  present position.   o  THE FALL FAIRS  The dates of the fall fairs  through the upper country and  coast have been announced as  follows:  Nicola Valley,  Sept. 14.  Kamloops, Sept. 28, 29 and 30.  Vernon, Sept. 15, 16 and 17.  Armstrong, Sept. 22 and 23.  Kelowna, Sept. 20 and 21.  Salmon Arm, Sept. 23 and 24.  Vancouver, Aug. 15 to 20 inclusive.  Victoria, Sept. 27 to Oct. 1.  New Westminster, Oct. 4 to 8  inclusive.  The Nicola Nicola Valley Steam Laundry  Co., Limited, Middlesboro, B. C.  PUBLIC NOTICE  As the laundry business consists of  such a large portion os small accounts,  we are compelled 'to adopt the cash  system in order to eliminate the amount  of bookkeeping otherwise involved.  From August 15 we will do business  on a strictly cash basis.  L. G. THOMAS, Manager.  APPLICATIONS FOR JANITOR  Applications will be received by the  undersigned up till noon on August 12  for the position of janitor at the Merritt school. Particulars on application  to H. S. CLEASBY, Secretary Merritt  School Trustees' Board.  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.  We   carry   a    carefully   assorted   Stock of the   best to  be had and always fresh.  Also Fruits in  Season.  .en's  Furnishing  Our   line   of   Men's   Shirts,  Collars, Neckwear, and  Underwear is unequalled  in town.  Call and See.  Linen Collars of the new-;  est shapes, all sizes.  Summer   Underwear   for  ladies and children.  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 in all  Events  This Meet Always Brings Out the Best  Horses of the District.  Remember the Day and 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.  Hazelton is destined to be one tf  the greatest commercial  centres in the north���the head of navigation on the'Skeena-  River.  This offer  will   only hold  good for a few days and it is a  chance to get in on the ground floor.  _7  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 HOIiESITES  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 s  The Diamond Vale  Supply  Co., Ltd.  Terms to suit all  purses  Merritt, B. C.  J. P.  Manager.  Act now-r-profit  accordingly


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