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 Vol. 1, No   28  MERRITT, B. C. AUGUST 26, 1910  Price 5 Cents  President Warren Declares That Kettle  Valley Will Mean Much to Local District  Railroad Will Secure  Coal  Supply  Here���Interchange of  Freight With C. P. R. But no Union Station  That a large share of the east- j visit the Aspen Grove district be-  bound freight will pass through  Merritt and that there is a strong  probability of the shops and  divisional base of the Kettle  Valley being located here were  amongst the more .interesting  announcements of James J. Warren, president of the Kettle Valley, who is now spending a few  days looking over the local situation. Mr. Warren came in  Wednesday night and will be  . here until early next week.  "If we go by the Hope route  through to Ruby creek it is likely  that the divisional base will be  placed at the summit. If we  don't go that way the shops and  divisional base will certainly come  to Merritt. in any event Merritt will always be on the mainline and all the eastbound freight  will pass through here. That is  easjly discernable because by the  Hope route the best grade you  carfget is 2.02, while by Spences  Bridge it is less than one per  cent." .,-���"���'.  "You must remember that our  line will end at Merritt, and we  will, only have freight and pas-  ...senger interchange with the C.  P^R." at this point as.well as;  .-.Midway and Ruby Creek. ��� If-jve.'  . get the line over the Hope it will  mean a through route from^the  Boundary and  with the Crow's  Nest will mean a second transcontinental."  "There will likely not be a  townsite for the first thirty miles  because there is nothing to  justify, it, but there is almost a  certainty to be a town of some  sort' in the vicinity of the summit.  ' 'Will you provide a spur for  the mines at Aspen Grove?" was  ask^jjL  "Well if there is really anything to go after there we will  mos^assuredly go after it" was  the interesting reply.  ___The_construction_camps_up_the_  Coldwater have been   consider  ably shifted during the past few  days. The contract tor the first  seventeen miles has been awarded to Murchison and McMillan of  Vancouver and the remainder of  the contract has been sublet to  other parties, the most import-  part going to Lungo and Macdonald.  The steam shovel camp is being organized and the arrival of  the dinkies in the course of a  couple of days will mean immediate operations there. Once  the steam shovels are at work on  the grade it will only be a matter  of a few weeks before track laying Will be possible.  President Warren made the interesting announcement that no  time I would be lost in the construction of the line because they  wers desirous of having; it in  operation inside of two years.  Asked as to details, of operation  such as the number of trains he  said that the company was too  busy building the road to bother  about subsequent details. .' 'But  believe me we will have the very  best of rolling stock and will give  a good service in every department."  s Mr. Warren in company with  Mr. McCulloch will go up the  Coldwater ;valley and will  also  fore returning. "The route you  have mapped out in the paper is  correct. We will go through  Railway Pass and double back to  Aspen Grove and across country  to Penticton."  In answer to a question as to  fuel fupply the president stated  that the company would get its  coal at Middlesboro. "Coaling  is certainly the backbone of your  town. You have a pretty country, one of the finest I ever saw,  but without the coal mines you  would have practically no town  at all. That is what will build  your town and bring the railroads  here more than anything else."  The Kettle Valley railway railway will go over the Hope mountains  to Ruby creek and   there  connect with the mainline of the  Canadian Pacific railway running  into Vancouver.    This  will not  only provide a short route to the  coast from the boundary district  .but from Nicola valley as well.  This, policy .on  the part of the  Kettle Valley -was' fdrcasted in  The News "several weeks ago and  was confirmed-by President J. J.  Warren at Victoria last week.  -_,cThe lihe^will--branch-,from.the  Merritt end of"the- Kettle Valley  at /Railway    Pass,     twenty-six  miles south of' Merritt, and will  continue along the Coldwater to  ���July Creek, along July Creek to  Boston Bar'Creek, "along Boston  Bar creek to the Colquhalla reaching the  latter at a point in the  vicinity, of St.  Elmo where the  Fraser will be bridged so as to  bring the line   across to Ruby  creek to hook up with the C.P.R.  , This will give the Kettle Valley  three junctional points with the  C. P. R_, the other two being at  Midway and Merritt.    This will  not only enhance the service of  freight   interchange    but    will  mean for  the  betterment of t.*hp  passenger service  through  this  RINK FOR MERRITT  Arena May Be Established Near School  House���Land Donated  If the plans of a number of  local sporting enthusiasts mature,  successfully Merritt will have a1  modern curling and skating rink!  this coming winter. It is altogether likely that the rink will  be a closed one and will be con-|  structed along the most 'modern!  and approved lines.  The   proposed   site is  on" the  small   island just south of the:  school building and it comprises!  two acres.    It will also  be possible to utilize a portion of the  river   basin at this point.    The:  land is owned jointly by.William  Voght and Gilbert Blair, and Miv  Voght has  very generously  do-!  nated his share of the holdings.  The local promoters are now in,  communication  with Mr.   Blair,  but it is thought altogether probable that he will donate his end.  TERRIBLE FOREST FIRES  Terrible forest fires resultant  in the loss of much, life and the  destruction of property aggregated at millions of dollars have  been raging through the Panf  handle of Idaho as well as Mon-.  tana during the past few days^  The flames travelling from 20 to  After Struggle of Some  Weeks He Suc-  , - cumbed to.Effects of Mine Accident  '- Sincere and general' was*'the  sorrow Occasioned by the death  7? ���Sln ^~W2^^l%0M>n J^Qftyts; which ^occurred  at St. Paul's hospital, Vancouver,  last Saturday.    The sad intelli-  WON THIRD PLACE  Mrs. Forsyth Scored Well in Vancouver  Province Contest  With a total of 4,365,361 votes  Mrs. H. E. Forsyth of Middlesboro scored third place in the  Vancouver Province contest.  Voting was brought to a close  over one week ago but the final  results were only announced on  Monday. Mrs. Forsyth not only  earns a free trip to Skagway  but secures two fine building lots  in the city of Vancouver.  Mrs.  W.  M.   Rose of Vancouver won first place after one of  the most spectacular races in the  history of newspaper   contests.  She closed with  the magnificent  total   of  6,045,074  votes.    Miss  Helen Badgely of Vancouver took  second   place     with   . 5,471,666  yotes.    The furnished bungalow  goes to Mrs. Rose.  ^   Over forty-four million ballots  were produced on the closing day  and there was a big rush for the  deposit   boxes.    The  only other  .up   country    representative    to  finish inside the money was Miss  Blanche McCarty of Revelstoke,  .who scored well over the million  mark.  Little White Berries Cause Death  Ptomaine Poisoning Follows Eating  ANOTHER SHOOTING AFFRAY  Still another shooting affray  has broken the peace of .the Indian reservation at Quilchena.  Louis Saddleman and several  other Indians engaged in a  drunken brawl and Saddleman  pulled a gun and shot one of the  men. The first bullet took effect  in the right arm, inflicting only  a superficial wound, and the  other shots were. wide. Saddleman was arrested and brought to  Nicola and on Monday Was sentenced to nine months with hard  labor in the provincial gaol at  Kamloops.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  J. P. Boyd will be back from  the coast tomorrow night.  For Sale���Middlesboro club  house building. Apply to Dr. G.  H. Tutill.  DEATH OF JOHN LOFTUS  country.  This distance from Midway to  Ruby creek by the proposed  route is 271 miles equally as short  as the proposed route of the V.  V. and E. railway.  L. M. Rice & Co., of Seattle  and Vancouver, have secured the  contract for the extension of the  Kettle Valley from Rock Creek  to Bull creek, a distance of  thirty five miles. The grade has  already been completed from  Midway west for ten miles and  construction work will start at  once.  and the fire.rangers"aeclare that"  it is the fiercest fight that they  ever faced. Timber limits, farm  houses and towns have suffered  in" common and it is impossible  at present' to estimate the-loss  of life or property. Spokane is  filled with refugees who had to  flee for their lives. The town of  Wallace was wiped off" the map  and over thirty persons were  burned or suffocated. Lumber  camps and mining properties are  numbered largely amongst the  losses.  GOT SIX MONTHS  George Castallion, who was  held by the police on a charge of  suppiying"theliquor"in~conrie"ct^  ion with the recent unfortunate  affair through which Bob Patten  lost his life, is now in durance  vile at Kamloops. He was sentenced to six months with hard  labor. Shappion, the Indian  whom Patten cut up, is around  again. He is a brother to the  man who did the shooting in  Sunday's affray.  GAME SEASON SOON  The season for shooting game  opens on Thursday  already some of the  are planning trips. Prairie  chickens cannot be shot until  after October 1st, but for blue  or willow or ruffed grouse the  season lasts from September 1st  to December 15th; for ducks,  snipe or geese from September  1st to February 28th; for deer  from.September 1st to December  15th, and for prairie chicken or  Columbia sharp-tailed grouse  from October 1st to December  31st. Boys under the age of 16  years are prohibited in carrying  firearms unless in the company  of parents or guardian.  MAY BE COLD WINTER  Old timers say that there is  every indication of a cold winter  and they have many reasons for  their theory. The bush rats are  boring deep holes. Bears are  already beginning to dig out trees  for  their long sleep.    Gophers  next  and ] have made for the underground.  huntsmen I Squirrels and chipmunks have  been unusually industrious all  summer long. They say it will  be the coldest winter for years  and there appears to be harmony  amongst the old timers in this  opinion.  :    CONSERVATIVES TO MEET  A meeting of local conservatives has been called for this  (Friday) evening at 8 o'clock in  Menzies' hall when matters of  importance will be discussed.  Benjamin Cunliffe, secretary of  the Vancouver conservatives, will  be present and deliver an address.  A full attendance is requested.  gence"' reached Merritt Sunday  night'and Mr.'Loftus with her  son,"Edward, went down to the  coast -to "take charge of the remains, returning last night.  .Deceased was the victim of an  accident in the mines a few  weeks ago suffering serious injuries to- his back and internal  parts.* - He "was transferred to  Str Paul's hospital at Vancouver  for treatment and had been making, splendid progress towards  recovery, so much so that his  end came as a distinct shock to  his relatives and friends. Two  days prior to his death he wrote  TxTHis mother and_the~text of his  letter was couched in the most  cheering words.  " Deceased was 35 years of age  and unmarried. He was a bright,  affable man, full of energy and  hope. With the men at the  mines as well as others he was  intensely popular and his prema-  turedeath is generally mourned.  A widowed mother and a brother,  Edward Loftus, survive and to  them will be extended universal  sympathy.  The funeral took place this  morning from the family residence on-Quilchena avenue and  was largely attended..  ANOTHER ROUTE FOR HILL  Thomas Cumew of Spences  Bridge, .who is town, reports that  V. V. & E. surveyors have been  looking over the situation at  Spences Bridge during the past  few days.  "Hill is coming this way. Of  that I haven't the least doubt,"  he told The News. "I have it  from good authority that the  ���V.'V.y& E. will come down the  Coldwater arid Nicola to Spences  Bridge! then use the C. N. R.  tracks as far as Hope and their  own tracks for the rest of the  way to the coast."  . Born���At Collettville on August 25, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gil-  derdale, a daughter.  Misses Ruby Howse and Agnes  Vair have been down from Nicola  for a couple of days.  '" For the \. time being Rev. T.  Walker is living at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Pomfray.  G. B. Armstrong will be back  from .the coabt tonight after  an absence of several days.  Mrs.' ' Hugh Durkin oil North  Bend is visiting with Mr. arid  Mrs. A..Pomfray. Mrs. Durkin  is" Mr." Pomfray's niece.  The local hotels and restaurants are doing a land office business. There is a heavy traffic  through Merritt at the present  time. ...  -Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Boydenter-  tained-a few friends last evening  and a good time was spent by the  guests of the popular host and  hostess. -  "Presbyterian Chuch���Services Sunday, August 28: Merritt 3 p.m., Middlesboro 4:30  pTm., Nicola~7:30 p.m. Rev7~Wr  J. Kidd, pastor.  Philip McLean is around again  after several days confinement  to his room. He was suffering  from the wound inflicted on the  left foot by an adz.  ... The angler is a conspicuous  man these days and the fishing  is said to be usually good. Izaac  Walton has many enthusiastic  disciples through these parts.  Bert Robinson, formerly of  Middlesboro, but who has been a  resident at the coast for several  months, has returned to Merritt  to live, bringing with him his  young bride.  Misses Isabel and Marjorie  Seaton were the hostesses of a  delightful evening on Wednesday. A number of Nicola friends  were down for the occasion and  the evening was one of the full-  cst^enjoyment.  ;;.vAn interesting visitor to the  valley this week is Benjamin Cun-  liffe, permanent secretary of the  Vancouver Conservative association. Mr.. Cunliffe came up on  Wednesday night's train and is  spending several days in looking  around viewing the sights. He  has many friends here all of  whom are glad to welcome him  to their midst. "'-'  One Child is Dead  and  Another is Critically III  Ptomaine poisoning resultant  from eating the small white berries that grow in such profusion  in the wooded portions of the town  has caused the death of one child  and the critical illness of another.  Little Elsie Stephenson,' the 5  year-old daughter of Captain and  Mrs. Stephenson, developed severe convulsions Wednesday  evening and shortly afterwards  lapsed into unconsciousness, remaining in the state of coma until  death carried her away at 1  o'clock this afternoon. The best  that medical skill could do was unavailing and an examination revealed the presence of poisoning  by the little white berries. Sincere sympathy will be extended  to Mr. and Mrs. Stephenson in  their loss.  The little 2 year old daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Neil McMillan is  critically ill suffering from the  same cause and the doctors are  laboring hard to save her.  MAY   LOCATE HERE  Dr. Williams of Ladysmith was  a visitor to Merritt this week.  He visited with his old friend,  Dr. Kerr, for the greater part of  the time. There is a strong possibility that. Dr.. Williams will  locate, in Merritt and open up a  practice.    ""*"  SCHOOL OPENS MONDAY  ��� The summer vacation is over  on Monday as far as the school  children are concerned. In  charge of the new principal and  his assistant the Merritt public  school will open for the fall term  on Monday.-  .. o :   Quilchena avenue from Voght  street to" Garcia - street presents  a much improved appearance as  a result of the grading operations .  of the past few days. The sand  and earth has not only filled up  the holes but has made the roadway level and easy in travel.  Much credit is due to Messrs.  Cantiin   and   Lloyd    who    had  nhavcro i\f +l-i_a.-.ixr��w,l--   . -   Work has started on the Bank  of Montreal residence the contractors, Messrs. Fleming &  Whipple, having arrived from  the coast to take charge. It will  be a pretentious building and one  of the finest through this district.  The work of excavating has  already started under the direction of Cantilin & Lloyd.  Harvest home services will be  held in the Methodist church,  Merritt, on Sunday, September  18, Rev. O. M. Sanford of Kamloops, an esteemed former local  pastor, will preach morning and  evening. These services will  mark the -inauguration of a  special series of evangelistic,  meetings, and Mr. Sanford has  kindly consented to remain and  to assist the resident pastor,  Rev. J. W. Hedley, for several  nights.  A wagon loaded with provisions for Owen's camp, several  miles up the Coldwater, came to  grief on Wednesday afternoon  when horses, wagon and freight  were dumped in one conglomerate mass over the embankment.  The horses were. extricated suc-|  cessfully, but presented the ap4  pearance of fly pads, inasmuch'  as they were covered from head  to foot with molasses and syrup.  The liverymen have spent several  busy hours since in cleaning the  horses. 2  THE NICOLA  VALLEY NEWS  Friday, August 19,. 1910  Wm.  Schmock  Tonsorial  Parlors  A   complete   stock   of  fectionery and candies  _     --.sdways on hand.  con-  Ice Cream and  Soft Drinks  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 2 Tc ;  Cash with order     Prorm  Lots  livery  Jos.  Graham, Mg  P.O. Box  17  Merritt, B.C.  -     4  Trucking  arid Drayi fig  smio. . -  " It matters not what class of  hauling it is I can give you  ��� the best of service and  prices will suit you.  DftN MUNRO  Stables:'   Coutlee Avenue  Merritt, B. C.  Orders Promptly* Executed  B. J. MCGREGOR  PAINTER,  PAPERHANGER,  AND SIGH WRITER  Wallpaper and Burlaps in Stock.  All kinds of Wagon and Carnage  ! Painting done.  Quilchena Ave.  Merritt  Merritt Auto  Livery  points through the  district  ���a   big.  time  and money  saver for travelers.  Service  'is safe, fast arid sure.  Rates on Application.  VAL. V. CROCKETT  Manager.  LAYING THE SIDEWALKS  The work of laying the sidewalks is well under way under  the direction of Sam Hyland and  his 'crew of men. The walk  along the south side of Quilchena  avenue is completed and Voght  street is now receiving its share  of the late improvements.  REOPENING OF SCHOOL  Merritt public school will reopen for the fall term on Tuesday, _ September 6. Monday  bejng Labor day" it* is necessary  to; defer the opening until the  following day. There promises  to be an unusually large attendance of pupils this ensuing term  thus furnishing one of the best  evidences-of the growth of the  town.   o   RUSH FOR GOLD  The pivtty little town of Hope  albrig the banks of the Frasc-r  river furnished another gold excitement the other day when  there was a rush for the hills in  the near vicinity to stake claims  on property that was reported to  be rich in gold and copper. The  discovery is said to be good in  parts and the ore runs pretty  high in value. This is the first  excitement for the town of Hope  since the stirring days of '58.  NEW REALTY BROKER  John Hutchison, for some time  associated with the Cranbrook  Herald and latterly of Vancouver and Victoria, has opened up  a real estate business in Merritt.  Mr_ Hutchison'has been all over  the province during the past few  months and has selected Merritt  as the most promising field.  Already well known locally and  with a large following of warm  friends he should meet with success in his new venture. He is  better known as "Hutch the  Booster," and'has an unlimited  fund of energy and enterprise.  HOUSE BURNED (DOWN  A house belonging to Dan  Campbell and situated along the  shore of the-Nicola river, near  the ' bridge, was burned to the  ground on Monday. An overheated stove was the cause and  the fire, was - beyond control before assistance arrived. The  chemical engine was utilized for  the first time but its services  were not required, the building  having been reduced to ashes before it arrived on the scene. Mr.  Campbell's loss was upwards of  $500 and included his household  furnishings and personal effects.  The building was about to be  mo_yedito^make_way^for_thejriew  NINE MILLION PEOPLE  The next census that is to be  taken through the Dominion of  Canada in June, 1911, will show  a population of almost 9,000,000  people. ��� An estimate handed out  by the census department fixes  the-number of people in Canada  at 7,489,681. But this is underestimated an evidence of which  is found in the stated population  of British .Columbia given at  only 321,733 whereas the local  population will reach well onto  half-a millionr--   ���- '-.   - :  Miss  NEW BUSINESS HOUSE  Miss  Mae  Merriott and  Margaret Doole have secured the  residence    lately    occupied   by  Robert   .Macdoi.ald    and    hav.  opened out a millinery parlor am.  dress making establishment.  Tho millinery department will;  be in charge of Miss Merriott  who enjoys the- reputation of  being one of the most talented  milliners in the province. Miss  Doole who will look after the  dressmaking has been in business'  at Chilliwack for the past five  years and has given the best of  satisfaction in her department.  A portion of the stock is already ��� here and the remainder  will be along in the course of a  few days. ; The;formal " millinery  opening for the fall seasori'-Hvill1  be held on Tuesday and-Wednesday, September 6 and 7.  This latest business- house  should fill an important part in  the life of the local community.  Its establishment is fully justified and there should be a splendid ' field in both departments,  one - that should gratify the ambition of the enterprising promoters.  residence  Montreal.  of    the'   Bank    of  ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH  A large congregation listened  to Rev. Thomas Walker last Sunday evening. Mr. Walker drew  the subject of his discussion from  the biblical incident of the release of-Barabus in the stead of  Christ. "If Christ was on earth  today he would meet with the  same fate that he met with at  the hands of the Jews. You, today, are chosing Barabus instead  of Christ even as the people  chose Barabus in days of old.  I was surprised when I first came  to Merritt to find so much drinking and so many other evils. Of  course I did hot expect to find a  model town but it is unfortunate  that so many fine men are making drink the means of their  downfall. Drink is their Barabus. You make many things  your Barabus ;and it is time that  you turned from these wicked  things and-chose-Christ because  he can save you and preserve  you."  FOSTER'S WEATHER REPORT  The last bulletin gave forecasts  of distusbance to cross continent  24 to -28,. warm wave 23 to-27,  cool wave 26 to 30. This will'be  a radical disturbance, particularly in. great central valleys^  Excessive .rains where'I have'  predicted more than usual rain  for August and excessive drouth  where I have predicted drouth  for this month.  After date of this bulletin a  dry storm will be crossing the  continent and drouth conditions  will be largely increased by  evaporations. In places the corn  and cotton crops will suffer by  drouth, while in the excessive  rain sections very fine growing  weather will prevail.  First disturbance of September  will reach Pacific coast' about  August 29, cross Pacific slope by  close of 30,- great central valleys  31=to=September____2,=eastei_n_=sec-_  tions 3. Warm wave will cross  Pacific slope about August 29,.  great central valleys 31, eastern  sections September 2. Cool wave  will cross Pacific slope about  September 1, great central valleys 3, eastern sections 5.  The important features of this  disturbance will be the inauguration of a great long hot wave  that will continue to near the  middle of the month, and a week  of heavy rains in the section for  which I have calculated an excess  of rainfall for September.  many accidents are caused  ���"     juSt because people don't" tukea ������--  look at the proper moment.  The same is true of insurance.    ,  You hear so many men say that  if vhey had thought they would  have insured. They leave it.too  late. ~  You owe it to yourself and to  your family to be pioiected  against loss ^rd a policy in the  .National As'suiance Co., is one  of ihe beat proiective agencies-  in the world.  STRAIGHT    1FE PAY LIFE  ENDOWMENTS.  NATIONAL ASSURANCE CO.  S. N. DANCEY, Agent    .  Merritt, B. C.  BOARD AND ROOM  First-class board and room,  can be had at the Diamond  VALEtrBOARDING HOUSE"  ���MRS:- BULLOCK, Troprietoress  You needn't be tied up in building1 your house  now because I can supply you with any grade  of lumber that you require.  '. ,_������ -  Get Your Orders in Early  All Kinds of Trucking and .=;-  Draying Done..?  GEORGE RICHES  Temporary offices :*  Granite Avenue - MERRITT, B. C.  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 Merrilt Monday, Wednesday, Friday  GEO. H. BROUGHTON  Gradute S. P,S.  DOMINION ar.d PRONINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Merritt Princeton Penticton  NOW AT MERRITT  McVittie & Gokely  Dominion and Provincial  -  Land Surveyors ������  Paint Your House  You can hardly anticipate the wonderfully improved appearance that follows a coat of paint  <��� ��� i -���-.:-. .-. . '������>'���������  tor 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.GS  MERRITT  B. C.  The water supply of Trail has  been threatened and Hon. Price  Ellison went down to the  Kootenay ..town to investigate  and adjust matters.  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.  Victoria, Sept. 27 to Oct. 1.  New Westminster, Oct. 4 to 8  inclusive.   o  ���.  Dr. Crippen and his companion, Ethel Leneve, sailed last  Saturday night on the Megantic  for London. They are in charge  of Inspector Drew, Detective-  Sergeant Mitchell and two wardresses.  Irrigation   Work   a  Specialty.  Office over Bank of Montreal.  ^Merritt^B.JC^  A. W. McVITTIE  D.L.S.. B.C.L.S.  L. S. COKELY  D.L.S., B.C.LS.  Excursion  Fares  Via  Canadian Pacific  Rai  to  Industrial and  Sgricult ural  Exhibition  August   15-20  Vancouver.  Tickets on sale August. 15th.to  "20th.     Final return limit August  ���  24th.   ���"'':"  Fare $7.95  For the round trip from Merritt.  Apply to  Have   been opened Iii the newly fitted put  i^^hi ��� ilH in _ra^i ��� ��� ��t_n_r�� rthL__nfL_r_r��|ltl<><'",S-liv^M/=______  stable on Quilchena Ave.  Candies and Confectionery  Ice Cream and Soft Drinks  Cigars  and  Tobaccos  Short Order Restaurant  Merritt Manager H. G. Statham.  WE  MANUFACTURE  OUR  OWN   GOODS.  G.  M. THOM  Nicola Valley  Agen  t  -.. -  MerrUt,  B.C.  Or  write to  ��� -  c  B.  FOSTER  A. G.  p:  A.  Vancouver,  B.C.  I -  Dealers in Prime Beef, Mutton, Lamb, Veal, Pork and  Sausage, Poultry, Ham and Bacon. Fresh Fish Sl'ways on  hand. Orders receive prompt attention. Cattle Bbfight  and sold by the carload.J '      ���"''"'*'  S.jt'O '���:"'���?-'���  Eastwood  Manager '>. ^FRIDXY; ��� AugUStr2G;->910 ���  THE NIGOLA VALLEY NEWS  3  When ytntf&S^i&jcoibis^a. littM.bitsick yet Mat*- sick efiougi;:.  :to*;'*c^-.&<?*^dc^r:^Gll':^r��Wt ������a-"SU��E::ahdr- S&j?E .'faroily:  ���i_Qfidicifi^^'-l5_c^ieM^ "mm ^t_^'G��;*a.bsolu?ely  TS&LY;  We"iare:'i''^fei^Mftff''tM^ifadeMai^.-'  -Vi;.  Look  dbetc  day ailm"nts which we know to be effective  We strong recprnrnen^NyarB Fjginily Remedies b&aiise we know what's in them  ���your doctor;caii K_n<_w.*rtnd^^ '-.".r-iJi       -"���')��� ._.f ���  :. ��� ..':.;"::" ,;     .'_.. ...""      "   .������.���___.__.:'.'.'.   .vJj. .'���'-'.-:��� ha-;       v.'..   .  Anything  you     ,4  .*' buy' JS -"'  with the name  -    --.-     t:.-.-.'".1.:    a,---j%*i&tu~'.- ----j-*j   :>     _���<-..���.'...���..-.-     ^jU^ %._.'���    :;���,)���...  ��� ^ will" give   you  .-:-:m ������.-;;:      entire ;_._._��.   :.  *^*^i:    *s.! satisfactiottv  m  mh-yH���-"x.   ;._.;���..���'  ���$di   f._: fttiSbldf:aftd ..If.ua'rantee^d'J-by������?*:��������?a  I'sn- so  G. M. Gemmill,^i^SDruggist,  2418  Merritt  Sfei^ggt-^ganf  Merritt's New Eating House  Everything ta&an^nd Well Kept.  Meals at all hours., Ti(Sfce1_S?^^^ealis--$6. Single meals 50c.  Nothing tastes better than a homemade  meal and that is  what you get here^/L-.-AH^oo^ing* by lady cooks.  North End 6f;'oId^tTeonard Building,  Voght Street "" Merritt, B. C.  '^"ii   ~y^    limited?: -  Re^ EstaW and Insurance  Okanagan Lands  All Classes of Investments Placed.  Head Offices: ���     - Vernon, B. C.  --s,  illiard^ and Poo!  I have opened fine,_,new parlors'in the old restaurant  g building just bac^s jpr t|ie"J;o_H: Cplflwater." New  �� Tables arid everytning^n'lhe'Desr'birde'r,    ~ /"  3  Tobaccos and Cigars  f A good fresh supph/ -always, on hand.  If Orders taken forfreshj.butter and eggs.  . J. Thompson,    -H ,'- o; Rrop.  __!->_-  ;l ��� ���       -M enni tt=U very^a nd-Peed-Sta bl  :| Saddle Horses).and-Singleiand Double^Drivers  |   on Shortest Notice. :..,;.....  .   Good accomodation for horses.    Express meets  7   all trains.   Buggre's^for hire. ���'<"���.��?  A. J. COUTLEE^V^  -y/<*i  ���;.\'��'��V-'-:"-7.-  etropolitan  .-YVV  t ..NICOLA^-C;^;.:.  -|The choicest of :Beerfi;Mu'tt"dh, etc.'v always':Vf>n-hand.  f Fresh Fish;5i-E^,g9::andc:Vegetables. .  I T. HESLOP, Prop.  :4  A NEW STORE  if I||iave opened a store in the Roberts' Store  Building,  Front  v St., Nicola, B.C.    Groceries, Confectionary... Fruits,   Cigars,  ! Tlbacco,; Jewelery and Notions always in stock.    I have also  v a "stock of Men's Overalls, Smocks, Shirts, Underwear,   Col-  I; lars,   Ties,   Belts," EtcT7also"Gfa"ntt(Rvaire, Glassware, Ghina-  ��� ware and Tinware, that I will dispose of ata very low figure.  \ Tfie best of goods.    Quick  sales   and  small  profits is  my  ; motto,    Call and be convinced.  w&t:-;aaMfci..i.-iJ_3safc. ��� ^;-~*^L.' LEONARD,   Proprietor.  .. DANCE WAS SUCCESS  -   The officers  and  members of  the-Middlesboro society netted a  good, round sum for the .building  fund on Tuesday evening when  they gave a social dance in their  -new club house.    There was a  fairly   good   attendance   and   a  pleasant time was spent by the  merry makers.    Music was fui*-  nished by Messrs. Daniels, Prof.  Simmons and Jack McNeill,  and  A. Jackson fulfilled the duties of  floor manager.    During the evening   refreshments  were   served  and in connection with this department  it   would   be well  to  make mention of the   splendid!  assistance furnished by Mrs. Ross  and   Mrs.   Bonna.    A   beautiful  big  cake,   weighing 16 pounds,  the   gift   of   Mrs.   Bonna,   was  auctioned off during the evening  and the successful  bidder was  Joseph Graham.    The cake was  originally the object of a guessing   contest.    An  army button  had been placed in the center and  a guessing contest was organized  at 25 cents a   chance.    But no  one was successful in the guessing with the result that the cake  was auctioned and in this way it  netted $12 for the society.  Provincial News  Cholera has claimed over 50,-  000 victims through Russia during the past few days.  . Over in Penticton things seem  to be booming. Last week's real  estate turnover netted $50,000.  Over in Paris, France, a woman  has been asleep since June 11  and the physicians are puzzled  over the case.  The autumnal assizes have  been fixed for October 4 at Clinton, civil and criminal, and Kamloops, October 11, criminal.  Constable Murk of Penticton  was charged with bribery by a  local hotelman but was exonerated by the council after a closed  investigation.  Charles Held, the father of the  mining camp at Stewart, is now  a patient at the Tranquille' sani-  torium suffering from ' tuberculosis. Mr. Held recently sold  his interests in the -Portland  Canal camp to Messrs. Mackenzie  & Mann.  The poultry fanciers of the  province have organized a central  association the objects of which  are to promote the best interests  of the poultry industry in British  Columbia. E. W. Gale of Burn-  aby was chosen as president, W.  A. Nactribe of Victoria vice-  presinent and W. Stonehouse of  Vancouver    secretary-treasurer.  Hon. Richard McBride is on a  tour'of'the'Cariboo^countryr^He;  is accompanied by his secretary,  Lawrence Macrae, Hon. F. Carter  Cotton; C. H. Lugrin, editor of  the Colonist; Lord Dunmore;  Morton Griffiths, M. P., and  Harry F. Brittain. They traveled from Ashcroft by auto as  far as Soda Creek and thence by  boat.  i  I  WATER NOTICE  ' Notice is hereby Riven that an application will  bc made under Part V. of the "Water Act. 1909.'  to obtain a licence in tho Yale Division of Nicola.  District.  The name. uddrcss nnd occupation of tho applicant C. A. Seaton. Merrjtt. B. C. mine surveyor.  (b) The name of the lake, stream or source.  Mid-day Valley Creek.  (e) The pointof diversion: Whore creek meets  my eastern line.  (d) Tho quantity of water���One cubic foot.  (e) Tho   charactor   of proposed works���Ditch.  (0 Tho premises on which water is to be used���  My pre-emption No. 807.  (k) The purpose for which water is to bc used���  Irrigation and domestic.   ��� .  ..(h)'If for irrigation describe the land intended  to be irrigated, giving acreage���My pre-emption  of 160 acres more or less. ,  ,  (j) Area of Crown land intended to be occupied  by the proposed works���None. .  [k] This notice was posted on the 19th day of  August. 1910. and application will be made to the  commissioners on the 19th day of September, 1910.  [1]    Give the  names    and    addresses   of  any  riparian   proprietors   or  licenses   who or whose  lands are likely to be affected by the m-ooosed  works, either above or below the outlet. ���None.  C. A. SEATON.  Merritt, B.C.  COUNTY COURT  Tho next sitting of tho County Court for the  district of Yale will be held at the Court House,  Nicola, on Thursday, September 22nd at 10  o'clock in the morning.  W. N. ROLFE.  Registrar County Court,  Nicola, August 8.19J0.  l  r  i  Get in on the Ground Floor  Only o Few Good Buys Left for  You  These Prices Will Last Only Until July  15th.  It mattery not whether you want  it for the speculation, for building a home or putting up a business block, we can meet your  best wishes.  I fie^siosce-OT^  of Merrit is the Conklin  Estate.  I  1  J  1  Por information call on or address  Agents for Conklin Estate  Offices over Bank of Montreal  Merritt,   -   -   - ."B,..C  t t  i  �� THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  FRlpAY, August 2f>, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance.  Six months $1.00  EDITOR - ... S. N. DANCEY  Owe dollar per inch per month far rejjula 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  HOLDING   UP  RAILROADS  The progress of construction  on the V. V. & E. has been  burked by selfish land owners  who seek to exact a price for  their land that is not only exorbitant but is wholly inconsistent  with the principle of fairness  and honesty. In one instance  certain land owners in the  vicinity of Chilliwack increased  the value oi* their holdings until  they reached $1200 an acre think:  ing that as the railroad had to  come it would pay the price.  But the railroad suspended operations and justly so.  These same land owners forget  that the advent of the railroad  will largely enhance the value of  their! property and they should  find Sample recompense in ; that.  But they are not content with  fair dealing. They want to play  the Shylock if they can and it is  pleasing to know that they have  been defeated in their selfish  ambitions.  It is this same class of citizen  that holds a country back and  the land is better without him.  Of course the matter can be submitted to arbitration and the  railroad will in that way secure  justice, but it will not by any  means exonerate the pig-headed  and self-centered land grabbers  who have set gold before them  as their god and idol.  The land owners through the  Coldwater valley and along the  Tulameen and Otter rivers have  been most considerate in, their  treatment of the railroad and it  is regrettable that the same is  not true of farmers along the  Fraser. Of course we want to  see a reasonable price fixed on  ar*y land but we cannot tolerate  a system of hold-up so as to embarrass the railroad and retard  operations.  INDIANS  AND   LIQUOR  There appears' to be a pretty  well organized traffic in liquor  amongst the Indians throughout  this district. It is being furnished  from many sources and the police  should institute a rigid investigation at once to determine the  guilty parties.  .  During the past few days there  have been no less than two  tragedies amongst the Indians  and both were the result of  drunkenness. We appreciate the  fact that there is good money in  a traffic of this character, but it  is a serious criminal offence and  should be eliminated at once.  We know for a fact that the  hotelkeepers have no knowledge  of the source from which the  Indians secure liquor, but on the  other hand it is common knowledge that certain white men  make it their business to purchase liquor for the Indians.  These same men are indirectly  responsible for the crimes that  have followed drinking, and.- if  they could be apprehended they  should be punished to -^he limit  of the law. It is unsafe to allow  the Indian to tamper with firewater and if the traffic is not  suppressed at once results even  more serious than those already  experienced will inevitably follow.  a line over the' Hope mountains  and connect up with the C. P. R.  at Ruby Creek, thus providing a  more direct route "'to" the '"��� coast",  should make pleasant reading for  the citizens of Nicola valley.  It means that the farmers of  Nicola will be in a better posision  to dispose of their goods, that  they will be in closer touch with  the coast markets. It means  that there will be an almost  direct route by which the coal  can be shipped from the Middlesr  boro mines to the coast points.  It means not only more rapid  transit for freight but lower  freight tariffs. In every way it  means the betterment of conditions.  The News forecasted this policy  on the part of the Kettle Valley,  in fact we have been particularly  fortunate in our predilections  affecting possible railroad routes.  This is true - not only of the  Kettle Valley but of the V. V. &  E., and'we feel confident that  the Canadian Northern will follow the route that we suggested  two weeks ago. Present indications point that way.  SHORT   ROUTE   TO   COAST  .1,  The   announcement   that   the  Kettle Valley railway will build  The warmth and whole-hearted-  ness of the reception accorded  Sir Wilfrid Laurier by the citizens  of British Columbia cannot be  denied. _����� owhere throughout  !the length and breadth of Canada could there be found a people  more hospitable or more generously disposed. The very spectacle in itself of a Conservative  premier directing the entertainment of a Liberal chieftan furnishes a precedent in Canadian  I politics and a worthy model for  >t'i-3r political leaders to adopt.  Hon. Richard McBride has won  thousands.of new friends through  the, broadness and sympathy of  his attitude towards the visiting  federal leader, -' Sir Wilfrid can  go - back to the east fully contented and happier than when he  came. He can go back with a!  fuller appreciation of the splendid character of British Columbians. For they laid aside their  political prejudices and they welcomed him not as the leader of a  Liberal government but as the  first citizen of our beloved Canada, as one of the most picturesque figures in the political life  of the British Empire. It was  patriotism of the truest and  deepest sense that inspired the  splendid welcome.  The Victoria conference which  has just been brought to a close  was a distinct credit to the  Methodist church in Canada. It  was one of the finest deliberative  bodies that has yet assembled on  the coast. Bright men drawn  from some of the highest vocations in the life of the Dominion  and all enthused with the splendid character of the work that  the conference provided for them,  they have written a page in the  church history that will be even  resplendent than any of those  yet written. Matters of vital  importance to the church were  successfully disposed of and  after all matters that affect the  church must have an inevitable  influence on the state. The conference reflected the wonderful  growth of Methodism since the  days of the pioneer missionary  and emphasized the large and  important place that this denomination has secured in the life of  our young and growing nation.  The Ottawa Free Press says  that Judge Mabee's rebuke of  the tyranny of some of the United  States immigration officials on  Canadirn trains will be popular  with the traveling public. "But  it is difficult to see how a remedy  can be provided which will do  away-with the power of the man  dressed in a little authority." It  is lamentable  that the incivility  of .these officials cannot be prevented. Hardly a day passes but  someone is subjected to an insult and it is mature time that  the matter was taken in hand.  To complain to the department  is on a parallel with punishing a  duck by emersing it in water.  Monday's fire, small though it  was, emphasized the importance  of better fire protection in Merritt. The chemical engine was  practically useless though we are  appreciative of the fact that it  would be serviceable in the incipient stages of a fire. The  engine should be kept in the  most centralstation. But what  we want is* more adequate fire  protection and the sooner we organize some satisfactory system  the sooner will the homes and  business hpuses of Merrite be  provided with proper protection  against loss by fire.  Now that the citizens of Merritt are reasonably assured of a  band there should be naught  but the fullest measure of sympathy and encouragement on  every hand.   It is no mean task  to organize a band -and the  financial responsibilities are as a  rule very onerous. The citizens  can do a whole lot towards allevi-.  ating the difficulties surrounding  the band organization and we,  sincerely trust; that they. Will not  be unmindful, of their duty in  this respect. -7 '  A despatch from Paris is to the  effect that a. woman has been  asleep since June 11. It seems  almost inconceivable that a woman could keep quiet for that  length of time. ; '  Globe Hotel  LYTTON, B. G .-  -    ���      i   '  One of the oldest and  best hos^elries in the  district. ;Good accommodation in all depart-  partments;  A. F.  HAUTIER,   ^ -  LYTTON. B. C.  American and Canadian Scientists tell us the common  house fly is the cause of more disease and death than any  other agency.  WILSON'S  kill all the flies and the disease germs too. **  ���q ,J-  District of the Town  d  tto 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 whafTis to be~  known as Merritt Terrace and its  location as well as the general  character of the district stamp  it as one of the important future  residential communities of the  town.  Situated on a 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.  &  *2jfj|e have fixed the purchase.  StM prices so that they are within reach of all. Just think���an  outlay of $200 or $300 will secure  for you one-of the finest building  lots in the town. There is no  doubt as to the future of Merritt.  -Itis-destined-to���beeoine-one-of-  the most active commercial centres of the upper country so that  you secure permanency in locating a home here.  E very 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.  CO., LTD  Offices over Bank of Montreal.  MERRITT, B. C. FRIDAY;" August. 20,; 19T0  THE NH30LA: VALLEY NEWS  6  A well assorted line of Soaps, Perfumes and Toilet Waters  from - such well known makers as Roger and Gallet, L. T.  Piner, Seeley's and Colgate*.  It would be a pleasure to show you them.  Gemmill & Rankine  Druggists.  Agent for Mason & Risch Piano. MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  W> Masurat left by Wednesday  morning's train for the east.  Robert Clark returned Monday  night from Calgary and. other  eastern points.  Mrs. Whitmore of Kamloops is  a guest of Mrs. Joseph Collett,  Quilchena aVenue west.  Mrs. Joseph Collett and Miss  Ethel Whitmore spent Monday  with friends at Lower Nicola.  Rfev. James Thompson will  preach at the Anglican services  in Merritt on the first Sunday in  beptember.  Jphn P. Nash went over to  Kamloops on Tuesday in charge  of two prisoners consigned to the  provincial gaol.  _ " "  J.',P. Boyd was down at Vancouver on a business trip this  week going Monday morning and  returning last night.  Mjrs. Kerr, Miss Marjorie Sea-  ton ' and Jack Chapman spent  Tuesday with. Mr. and Mrs.  James Chapman .at Lower Nicola.  Miss Beattie spent -the week  end: with Mrs. Strickland at  Nicpla accompanied by little  Misses May and Vera Armstrong.  -George Bent went down to.the  coast by Tuesday morning's train  and will visit old friends at Vancouver and Victoria for a few  days.    ^Methodist Church���Services  Suijftay, August 28: Nicola .11  a.m\, Lower Nicola 3 p.m., Merritt;? :30. John.W. Hedley;,M.  A., pastor.  There are still one hundred  men' employed on the V. V. and  E.,' between Princeton and Tula-  meen and they are engaged in  building stations.  1 _Miss Jessie Cottirigham left  by jjTuesday morning's "stage for  Hedley where she will live in  future. Good wishes will follow  her to her new home.  St. Michael's Church���Services, Sunday, August 28, 10:30  a. m.; Canford 7:30 p. m., Merritt (Hyland's Hall), Rev. Thos.  Walker, L. Th., Rector.  Two hundred head of cattle  were shipped by the Douglas  Lake Cattle company on Tuesday  morning. They were consigned  to P. Burns & Co. at Vancouver.  . H. A. Hincks,. manager of the  Bank of British North America  at Hedley, was in Merritt Monday night on his way home from  a two weeks' vacation at the  coast.  Vernon News: "S. L. Smith  of Merritt, formerly teller in the  Bank of Montreal here, is spending his holidays in the Okanagan  and is receiving a warm welcome  from a host of old friends."  Charles Law, the well-known  mining man, came into the valley  Monday night and left the follow-  lowing morning for Tulameen  and Princeton on business associated with some of his properties.  There was an unusually heavy  frost on Tuesday night with the  result that vegetation suffered  very seriously. Potatoes and  fruit did riot suffer to any appreciable extent, being too well  advanced.  Dr. Rankin left by Tuesday  morning's stage for Princeton  where he will wind up his business prior to returning to Merritt  to take over his partnership interests with G. -M. Gemmill, the  local druggist.  ��� J.- Angus McDonald with Mrs.  McDonald is-back in Merritt and  .will- likely locate here. He is  considering the advisability of  locating up the  will open up a  supply station.  Louis Busby, who has been cook  in charge of No. 1 camp in the  vicinity of the Vo��ht ranch,  twelve miles from town, has been  transferred to the recently organized shovel camp in the  neighborhood of the city.  The government road gang iii.  charge of Fred Seward is now  eamped above King's ranch up  the Coldwater. The new road  leading from the terminus oiythe  present road up to the thirty mile  limit is in course of construction.  The work of excavating for the  new departmental store to be  erected by G. B. Armstrong  has been completed and the laying of the foundation will start  at once. This promises to'be one  of the most imposing business  blocks in town.  Hugh McGuire and party left  Monday morning on a prospecting trip up the Coldwater. Mr.  McGuire has been through most  of the mining camps in the province but says that the local district looks good to him.    \  Miss Mae Merriott is back from  the coast after an absence of  several weeks. She returned  Monday night accompanied by  Miss Margaret Doole, wfjo will  be associated with her jn the  millinery and dressmaking  business.  Baron deThoren, who has been  looking through the "Valley in  search of investments, left by  Tuesday's train for Vancouver.  Mr. deThoren made cash' offers  to different land owners, but  could not make a deal. He may  return at a later date.  Coldwater and  road house and  Full stock of'millinery, all the latest creations-  from the London and Paris markets.   Best class  of work in all departments in charge of most  capable milliner.  Fall Opening  Tuesdoy a nd Wednesday,  September 6 and 7.  We cater to the ladies of Merritt and Nicola and  the entire district with a complete stock of the  latest styles and colors in dress goods. The  lady in charge of our dressmaking department  has had years of experience and can give the  best of satisfaction.  Misses Merriott & Doole  Opposite Smith & Clark's Confectionery Store  Quilchena Rve. Merritt, B.  C.  Engine 517 has been placed on  the local branch for a few' days.  This is one of the best engines  on the division and already there  is a noticeable increase in the  amount of tonnage. It is Understood that engine No. 497 is being  put into shape for the local run.  The fine heavy team of F. W.  Crowder, Aspen Grove, has been  acquired by the Kettle Valley  railway and will be used 'on construction up the Coldwater. This  is one of the finest spans of  horses in the valley and brought  the sum of $450 in the transfer.  Summerland Review:" Mr.  Howse of Nicola was touripg the  district in his car during the past  week. Near T. J. Smith's ranch  the car ran off the road and a  couple of hours of hard work by  a team was necessary before the  automobile was once more on  level ground."  Thomas Flynn, for some time  wine clerk at the Coldwater  hotel, has joined the mad rush  for gold into the Hope mountains.  Mr. Flynn left Merritt last Friday night and long ere this has  been exploiting the ground that  was the cause of the most recent  excitement at Hope.  It is reported on good authority  that Indians are committing  -wholesale-infractions-of-thefish--  eries law up the Coldwater. In  one instance it is said that they  had a gate placed across the  river for the purpose of gathering in all the fish and the scheme  worked successfully.  Dr. Kerr returned to Merritt  from Vancouver Island on Monday night's train. He will be  permanently located here in the  farm residence of M. Olsen, 17  miles up the Coldwater river.  In this way he will be in an advantageous place for the men in  the construction camps.  Plans for the erection of a  building to house the hardware  business of William Hargraves  in Merritt are pretty well matured. Mr. Hargraves has secured the lot at the corner of  Quilchena avenue and Garcia  street and will commence the  erection of a block in the course  of a few days.  The mines were closed down  on Tuesday because of the absence of cars. There are lots of  empties running on the mainline  but the motive power on the local  branch is wholly inadequate. It  is time that the C. P. R. provided  a satisfactory engine for this  branch because after all it is one  of the best paying branches in  the service.  Indian Agent A. Irwin returned  to his home in Kamloops by Wednesday morning's train.  Chief Engineer A. McCulloch  of the Kettle Valley railway was  at the coast for several days.  Work on the Hamilton hill road  was concluded Tuesday night and  the residents of Nicola have now  better grade to negotiate when  they travel over the Princeton  road.  William Crowder and Mrs.  Crowder left by Monday morning's train for their home in  Paton, Iowa, after spending some  little time with their son, F. W.  Crowder, at Aspen Grove. Mrs.  F. W. Crowder came to Merritt  on Monday morning with the  party and her many friends were  glad to welcome her after an  absence of three months.  Frank Bailey has completed  his survey of the boundary lines  for the proposed municipality of  Merritt. The next move will be  for the committee to secure the  names of property owners within  the restricted district and get  their assent to the plan of incorporation. Mr. Bailey has prepared an attractive map of the  proposed townsite which will be  a valuable aid to the committee.  Rorry Macdonald who has been  in charge of the government  crew engaged in building the  new road around the foot of Gilmore hill has left the government service and joined the  forces of Macdonnell & Gzowski.  Mr. Macdonald is one of the best  rock men in the business and  worked with Macdonnell & Gzowski at Field and other places.  Charles White is in charge of the  government crew at Gilmore hill.  The new road is nearing completion and will be finished in a  few weeks.  BROKE EVEN  Success was written all over  the tennis tournament at Nicola  last Saturday afternoon. . Merritt  and Nicola broke even with two  points each and one event to  finish.  - There was a rather troublesome  wind but despite this disadvantage good tennis was played and  the different events, keenly contested as they were, furnished a  ;wealth of interest for the many  spectators.  . The ladies took charge of the  social side of the function and  tea and light refreshments were  served on the grounds during the  afternoon. There was a large  representation of the fair devotees of the game and the occasion was one of pleasantries.  The games were late in starting and for that reason it was  ihtp^sible^t6~l;o^nciuTie=tire^ro-"  gram, the singles between A. W.  Strickland and J. P. Boyd having  been but partially finished with  the Nicola representative one set  to the good. The return engagement is scheduled for the grounds  of the Merritt Tennis club tomorrow afternoon.  The results were given out as  follows:  DOUBLES  Sutcliffe and Watson (Merritt)  vs. Thompson and Grimmett  (Nicola) 6-1, 6-2.  Strickland and Meiville (Ni  cola)    vs.   "Browitt   and   Boyd  (Merritt) 7-5, 1-6, 6-3.  Marshall and Lund (Nicola) vs.  Tandy and Dancey (Merritt) 6-4,  2-6,6-2.  SINGLES  Browitt (Merritt) vs. Meiville  (Nicola) 6-0, 6-4.  Strickland (Nicola) vs. Boyd  Merritt) 6-3 (unfinished).  Amongst the ladies in attendance at the games and who assisted with the refreshments  were Mesdames Grimmett, Barwick, Potter, Lund, Mickle,  Pooley, Murray, Meiville, Strickland, Kirby, and Misses C. and  M. Murray, Agnes Vair, Ruby  Howse, Moir and Carrington.  Amongst the ladies present from  Merritt' were Mrs. Boyd and  Misses Beattie and Isabel Seaton.  ontrea  Established 1817. Head Office:    Montreal  PAID UP CAPITAL $14,400,000. REST $12,000,000  Sir Edward Clous.on, Bart.  President and General Manager.  Branches in all the principal cities and towns in Canada,  also ip London, Eng., New York, Chicago and Spokane.  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  BRANCHES IN NIGOLA VALLEY  NICOLA: MERRITT:  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager. S. L. SMITH, 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.  Call and see our stock of Tie Pins, Fobs,  Wedding Presents  Etc.    Splendid values at  James Simpson's Jewelry Store  Repairs Guaranteed.       Watchmaker and Jeweler  OLDWATER  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. McIntyre, prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  You Need  a Summer  Suit  It is a question that confronts every man just about now.  I have a complete line of the best old country cloths and give  the best of satisfaction in both workmanship and quality of  goods.       Prices are reasonable and will fit the smallest purse.  Just opening up. in the Old Nash Building, Quilhena, Ave.  Two doors west of the new Coldwater Hotel.  CLEANING AND PRESSING A SPECIALTY  . GIVE ME A TRIAL AND IT WILL PAY YOU  C. STEPHENSON, Merchant Tailor  MERRITT, B. C. ;  A satisfied customer is the best advertisement  you can have���ask any of our regular boarders. They will tell you that they get the best  ��f service at the Merritt Restaurant. Delicacies  of the season always on hand.   Bread for Sale.  ANDREW HOGAN  Qoilchena Ave.  PROPRIETOR  Merritt, B. C.  NEW TONSORIAL PARLORS  i  T  Anti-septic Shop  Will open tomorrow, Saturday,  August 13th, in the new building  on Voght street, back of the  Nicola Valley Meat Market.  Complete Service in all Departments.  Complete New Outfit and Furnishings.  I f-l  WILLIAM BROWN  PROPRIETOR  No matter what you may require we can doit-do it well.  #Tfi%v Nicola Valley News. :-THE- N^ipr^y^EEYr^EWS  Friday, August 26,-1930  When in  call at the  Commercial  Hotel  for a good  square meal.    Best  accomodation and com lor t  or  '.ate 41.50 per day  THE MOiSii.  By CHARLES KLEIN7 7^7^  A Story of American Life Novelized From the Plav '/>\  ARTHUR   HORNBLOIV.  y> ���  COPYRIGHT.     1906.    BY    G.    W.    DILLINGHAM     COMPANY  Quilchena  Hotel  Quilchena, B.C.  lie of the finest hotels in the upper  ��� <tintry. Sxcellent accomodation for  ravellers and tourists. Hot and cold  -1  if rmths.    Best of wines and liquors.  ' ���   n ��� <>.00 i iiy and upwards.  Jos. Guichon  Proprietor  Auto iiDb Ues  /\^J Jj/iic  v J  ..._. I *_.__.!_.    V_.  J.,  i    1   ) )   u_>   A.I  l.iv! ;s)'  Garage and Salesrooms--  632-636 Seymour   Street,  Vancouver  "Cadillac"   "Oldsmobile" "Oakland"  Touring  and Runabnut Models.  ��� "InH." Oom-mrcial Trucks.  Demonstrations /Arranged.  Continued from last week.  ������Most men ���.mid no s.insnon 11 ___���:..  hud accomplished whal I have. Do you  realize that my wealth is so vast that  I scarcely know myself what 1 .-nil  worth? What my fortune will be iu  another fifty years staggers the imagination. Yet I started with nothing I  made it all myself. Surely I should get  credit 'for-that."  "How did you make it?" retorted  Shirley.  "In America we don't ask how a  man makes his money. We ask if he  lias got any."  "You arc mistaken." replied Shirley  earnestly. "America is waking up.  The ��� conscience of the nation is being  aroused. We are coming to realize that  the scandals of the last few years  were only the fruit, of public indifference to sharp business practice. The'  people will soon ask the dishonest rich,  man where he got it, aud there will  have to be an accounting. What account will you be able to give?"  He bit his lip and looked at her for  .1 moment without replying. Then,"  with a faint suspicion of a sneer, he  <.aid:        ' ���"-������-���   ��� ��� ���  "You are a socialist��� perhaps an anarchist!" ,. y y.  "Only the ignorant commit the blunder .of confounding the two," she'retorted. "Anarchy is a disease. Socialism is a science."  "Indeed!" he exclaimed mockingly.  "'I thought the terms were synonymous.  The world regards them both as Insane."  Herself an enthusiastic convert to  the new politicalfaith that was rising  ':ire a flood tide all over the world, the  "Here." siie* said. i"is:o.rie:'or \ik\:.iw>.��.  and clearest definitions of -socialism;!  have overbroad: ., .,. '_. ..   . '.������,_".  "Socialism  is common ownership' of  natural   resources  artd ..public ..ufjlltles  and the common ..operation, of,.,all. jn-  dustries for" the '.general' good."Socialism is opposed to"nioiiopol.-. tii.it K   to  prhato owneishlp of laud and the in  ��� struments of labor,_.wh,lcli is indhect  ownership of men, to the wages s>>  tern, by which labor is legallv robbed  of a large, pirt ol the piodiirt of J.iboi  to competition w'lth its. enoimous waste  of effoit'and its cjppoit unities tor tjie  spoliation of the went by the^strong  Socialism is industrial ,demouar;y _   It  is the goveinment of the people, bj the  people and Toi  tfie* people," not in the  present lestucted sense, but .as iegatd��  all the eonimon inteigsts of men     So  eialism   is  opposed   to   oligarchy   and  monaichy," and theieforo to the tyian  nies   ot   business   cliques  and   mouei  kings     Socialism  is toi   liocdom,  not ! bein-r   ��� .. Itlod    om  onlj   Horn the41 eat  of toice   but'tioiii , Y\l>r>t.   i . lefloi-o  the feat of want " Socialism pioposes  real   hbeitj.   uot  meiely   the  light  to  jvote. 'jut the libeitj  to h\o toi sbnie-  tiiing moie than meat and diink.  "Socialism   it. , nghteouspess   m .the  relations ot men     It is phased *on thc  fiind.iiiient.ils'ol   1 eligioh,** the Fathoi  hood   ot   God  and   the  brotheihoOd   ot  men     It^seeUs tbiough association and  eijualiti   to lealize  tiateuuty     Social  ism   wilP dShoj    the 'motives'" which  make   for  cheap   manutactuieis,   pool  workmanship and adulterations, it y.ili  sccuic the leal utility  ot things     Use  not e\change, will be the object ol la  bor.     '1 lungs  will   be   made to , _.erve.  uqbody will have any of it."  ���������'!Money!'*"_he ' hissed ' rather than  Spoke.-,"I hate money. 'It means nothing to me. I have so much that I have  lost ii 11 idea of its value. I go on accumulating it for only one purpose. It  buys power. I love power���that is ni>  passion, my ambition, to rule the world  with rii'y gold. Do you know," lie went  on. le.iuing over the desk in a: dramatic attitude, -"that if I chose I could  start a" pa'uicin Wall street tomorrow  ihat"\V;6uld'-'shake*'to their foundations  every lina'ii'cial institution in the country? Do you know, that I practically  control the cohgres's' of the United  Slates ancf that no legislative measure  becomes law unless it has my ap-  I provai;?" _  "Tlid public" lias long suspected as  much." replied. Shirley. "That is why  vouaiy looked upon ns a menace to  the stability'and honesty of our political and (''onimei-ciarlife."  .;..���.   .���;.".  An: angry-answer rose to his lips,  wl)oii"l!io.4p6r opened and Nirs. Ryder  jiito'ncl  'I \e been looking for jon. .lohn,"  c-ho slid  jiccMshlv     "Mr    B igloy   told  I'    TkciVC  Vcrht."  oiJtsiin^   up   6    Lun.Le  .  po \a\\ weie somev.heie in the hou��e  Sonitoi  Robeits is downstairs "  'lie'1. <oipe about   loltei'son  and his  .'���uO fe_    1 suppose" muttcied Rvder  WolM I U see linn    Where is ho'"  "In tlio hlr.u\     Kate came with Iniu  She s In m.\  i iQin "  ' 'I 1il> . left Shi' e\ ~fo her wnting. and  wlion lie hid clo-ed the door the finau-  (ioi tinned to his wile and sud .inpatients  Now   \. hit .no w e going to do about  Ten"ei<son    ml   Kate'   '1 lie  sen ltor  In  sist-. on, the  mittor of thou   mariiaie  w i\    oi    another  (To be continued.)  Yard  on  ctrer'  ju.^t r_rrocs  from the   C.P.  k  s a.von, wlu:i c  I wi I carry a full line of,  ����r-?drn<f   material   including  !  1;  ���<n<.  Jis.e, c< n i n , eTc.  Prices Will be Right  t  Quolify of the Best.  Order Early. All Orders Quickly Pilled  Andrew McGoran  Offices in Lumber Yard.  _< '     I   r-l  The B. and B.  A tomobile Co,  SHOW ROOMS  contemptuous tone Jri which this pluto-', not to sell.. Socialism will baimh uai  I  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 Mehdelsolm  and  Heintzman Pianos.  N^  _RTCnur/irK^  i>/-��rsw ��� v_i i"  Nicola  Merritt  Lytton's Pppnlar Hotelry  Baillie Hotel  Good   Meals,   Good Comfortable  Beds and Best Serv'ce.     Rates  Reasonable.  Walter C. Keebie  Proprietor,  LYTTON, B.C.  crat spoke of the coming reorganization of society which was destined to'  >���-��..,.   j,;,n iln(| )j{g ^jD(j spurred her  o:i to rone-red argument. "'/���"���' :  "I ima.'rine." she said sarcastically,  ���*r"-:��*" you would hardly approve any  ��� ���->���������������] i-rfnrm-which threatened to ln-  f-.jjeiv with your own business methods Tint, no matter" how youfdisap-  :,,-f,.-r> fif socialism on general prinei-  ,.i,,.. .,. :1 if.:l(ior of the .capitalist cl.aas  ���'���' understand what soeialicrni  Ts and not confuse one of the most^tiu-  portant movements in modern world  history with the crazy; theories of irresponsible cranks. The anarchists are  the natural enemies of the.entire human family and would destroy if were  their dangerous doctrines permitted to  prevail. The socialists, bn; the contrary^ are seeking . to save mankind  from the degradation, the crime and  the folly into which such men as you  .have'driven it."      - ' - '"��� y  She spoke impetuously, with the inspired exaltation of a prophet delivering a message to the people. Ryder  listened, concealing his impatience  with uneasy little coughs.  "Yes," she went on, "I am a socialist, and I am proud of It. The whole  world is slowly drifting toward socialism as the ouly remedy for the actual  intolerable conditions. It , may uot  come in our time, but it.will come as  surely as the sun will rise and set tomorrow. Has not the flag of socialism  waved recently from the White House?  Has not a president of the United  states declared that the state must  eventually- curb the great fortunes?  WhatJs_that_butj50Cialism?"  for.pin ate owneiship is back of strilo  between   men'"   Socialism   will   purilj  politics   roi   pin ate. capitalism  is  the  great   soiaco _ol_ political   corruption  Socialism will make toi  education, in  yention  aud  disco%ery,  it will  siunu  late  the   moial   de\elopment of   men  Crime will have lost most of its mo  'ti've. and pauperism will ha^e no e\  cuse     That," said Shirley as she con  eluded, "is socialism!"  :   Ryder  shrugged   his  shoulders   and  rose to go.  "Delightful," he said ironically, "but  in' my  judgment wholly   Utopian   and  impracticable.    It's nothing but a gi  ���gantic pipe dream.    It won't come in,,  this generation, nor In ten geneiations, j  if, indeed, it is ever taken senously b\  a majority big enough to put its the  ories to the test.    Socialism does not  take   into  account two  gieat   factois  that  move  the world���men's  passions  and human ambition.   If you^eliminate  ambition you iemove the strongest incentive to individual effort.   Fiom your  ;own account a socialistic woild would  .be a dneadfullj tame place, to lne in���  jeverybody  depiessingly good   without i'  any of the feverish tutmoil of Jilf a- '���  we know it     Such a woild would not I,  jappeal to.me at all     I  love fie i   i     i  'the dail? battle of gam ami   I >-���     t      I1  excitement  of  making or  losing   mil   '  lions.   That is mj lite!"  "Vet what good ,jtsK.youu niouej tc.  !you?" msisted Shiih^y. "\o\i aie able  j to spend416irl\ !iu fiifl,niteslnial"pait1of  Ml.     \c>\\ i  iMiiot i>v *��n  trive it ._w*.\    f,-��  Cor  New Masonic Temple Bldg.  Georgia an'd Seymorr Sts.  Vancouver, B. C.  "' P. 0. Box: 367.  'lv iC  The-  REO  -The .  TORD  The,  WHITE  JWhen in North. Bend stop at  C.P.R; Hotel  You can gej the best satisfaction for yojur money. Local  trams stop thnty minutes for  lunch. We "have the name of  keeping orje of* the best host-  elnes-along the line.. _.  *" i  J. C. Clarence  Manager  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. = --- "    _   r  -  -      _>   .  Good Purses Hung up in all  Events !^  This Meet Always Brings Out the Best  Horses of the District.  .   i-,v >._._  Remember the Day and Date. .  Monday, September 5th  >ia  For information or in sending entries, address:  Joseph Guichon, Jr.  Quilchena, B. ��?.  Or'--'  iiV  -V*  ..A  j  I  -"VI.,     4tr  SUBSCRIBE FOR THE NEWS ONLY $2.00  rrM  tea  FOR SALE  One registered Jersey Bull "Merry  Maidens Duke II", born February 10th,  1906; sire, "Merry Maidens Duke";  grand sires, "Merry Maidens Third  Son," which took first prize at St.  Louis fair arid "Gerties Stoke Pogis."  Dam, "GSHies Lily" with a record of  7114 pounds of milk in 12 months at 2  years old; "Grand, dams, "Prize Mays  Duchess II."'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   Febniary  27,   1910; sire, "Silver  Dawn" of "Saturna" and dam, "Lady  Betty of Saturna."  . For further particulars apply to  Manager, Quinsharden Ranch.  Dot, B. C.  "True," retorted Ryder grimly, "aud  that little speech intended for the benefit of the gallery, will cost him the  nomination at the next presidential  election. We don't want in the White  House a president who stirs up class  hatred. Our rich men have, a right to  what is their owu. That la guaranteed  them by the constitution."  ������Is It their own?" Interrupted Shirley.  Ryder Ignored the Insinuation and  proceeded: ...,-.:'.  "What of our boasted free Institutions If n man Is to be restricted In  what he may and may not do? If 1  am clever enough to accumulate millions, who can stop me?"  "Tho people will stop you." said  Bhlrley calmly. "It Is only a question  of time. Their patience is about ex-,  hausted. Put your ear to the ground'  and listen to the distant rumbling of  the tempest which, sooner or later, will  be unchained in this land, provoked by  the iniquitous practices of organized  capital. The people have had enough  of the extortions of the trusts. One  day they will rise in their wrath and  seize by the throat this knavish plutocracy which, confident in the power  of its wealth to procure legal immunity and reckless of its danger, persists in robbing the public daily. But  retribution is at hand. The growing  discontent of the proletariat, the ever-  Increasing strikes and labor* disputes  of all kinds, the clamor against the  railroads and the trusts, the evidence  of collusion between both���all this is  the writing on the wall. The capitalistic system is doomed; socialism will  succeed it."  "What Is socialism?" he demanded  scornfully. "What will it give the  public that it,has uot got already?"  Shirley, who never neglected an opportunity to make a convert, no matter how hardened he might be, picked  up a little pamphlet printed for'propaganda purposes which she had that  mornlnja. received  bv mail.  MERRIT^  The future of Merritt as a Commercial, Industrial and  Mining centre is now assured  Jhe JCeMe^dley Railway will be B ilt  at  V,4'i:  _..-_.���<���  .V-.W''  an;  Acre and half acre blocks at Merritt at today's prices  wUprdve prof itable buying. Only a limited number  So iell.    Prices and full particulars from:  e :!3isiP^ Supply  ��  Merritt, B. C.  X P. BOYD    -    -    Manager.  Act now---prdfit'  accordingly FRIDAY, August 20, 1910  THE 'NICOLA VALLEY NE^S  i:7  Land Act  Nicola Land District  - . . -..���     _ ... District of-.-Xale- -.-___.- -    -  Take notice that Robert Frank' Mo_\  rison of- Kelowna. B.C., occupation  Merchant, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:;   .       '  Commencing alt a post planted at the  northwest corner" of  lot 1154  thence  east forty-three (43)   chains -and  seventy (70) links to the west boundary of  the land applied for by Louis   Holman,  thence north sixty-six (66)   chains   and  fifty-five (55) links to  the  north   west  corner of Frederic  Armstrong's  land,  thence   west   forty-three   (43)   chains  ��� and (70) links, thence  south  sixth-six  ;.';   (66) chains and fifty-five (55)   links  to  rV   the.point of  commencement  and  con-  ���"** .Jtaining two hundred  and  ninety   (290)  "acres more or less.  Robert Frank Morrison  June 13, 1910. :   *  Land Act  ...   Nicola Land-District  - District of Yale    .  Take notice that Frederic Armstr'ng  of Kelowna, B.C., occupation Accountant, intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described lands:  ��� ". Commencing.at a post planted at the  north1'east corner of the land applied  for by':' ewis'Holman, thence north  forty  (40)   chains;, thence  west  forty  . (40) ^ cnains, thence south forty (40)  chains, thence east forty (40) chains to  ''pbint'.of commencement and containing  one hundred and sixty (160) acres more  or less.  Frederic Armstrong.  June 13, 1910:  Land Act Notice.  Nicola Land District.  -��� -    -Kamloops Division ���of Yale.  Take notice tha.t Maxwell Adums, 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 rive)-, about  4 miles East of Lot 696, thence North  80 chains, thence East 40 chains, thence  South 80 chains, thence West 40 chains.  Maxwell Adams  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  June 6th, 1910.       21-30  LAND ACT. -  N icola Land District.'  Distoict of Yale.  Take notice that Frederic Georice- .Davis of  Kelowna, B. C occupation merchant, intends to  apply "for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencing: at a post planted at the Northeast  corner'of Lot 1154, thence South 40 chains, thence  East 47 decimal 66 chains to the West boundary  of the land applied for by H. J. J. Tillbrook.  thence Norrh 15 decimal 38 chains, thence East  16 chains to the Southwest corner of P". Du-  Moulin's land, thence North nihe decimal oiio'six  (9.16) chains, thence "West three decimal seven  nought'(3.70) chains to the point of commencement and containing one hundred and thirty-  seven decimal four four 137.44 acres; nniore or  less. .- -  FREDERIC GEORGE DAVIS.  ���    Date June 13, 1910. -     32. \  LAND ACT.  Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  Take notice that Thomas Nicol Morrison . of  Kelowna, B. O., occupation merchant, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the follo'winsr  described lands: '   '    -  ��� Commencing at a post piantcd 20 chains East of  the Northwest corner of the land applied for by  Frederic- Armstrong,, thence West 63 chains, 70  links tp the Northwest corner of. the land applied  for by R. F, Morrison, Ihence 'North 40 chains,  thence.East 63 chajns.70 links,; thence South 40  chains.to the point of 'commencement, containing;  254 acres more or less. -  THOMAS NICOL MORRISON.  Date June 13. 1910.  <��� ' Land Notice  ���, -  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that 60  days  after date  Euphemia  Beath   of ��� Vancouver, married T^oman, intends to   apply  for per-  * mission to purchase   the   following  de.,  scribed   land:     Commencing    at    the  North-east corner of Lo.t ������ 1776,   thence  South'80 chains, thence East 80 chains,  thence North  80  chains,   thence West  80 cnains to  point  of  commencement,  containing 640 acres more or less.  Euphemia Beath, Applicant.  ���'���: E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated June 14, 1910.       22-31  "  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  ������chShspthence "West 80: chains, to point  of commencement, and  containing 640  ~aerG3'moTe"6t^\ess. '���-'���'.��� =  >     Charles Beath, Applicant.  E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated June 14, 1910.       22-31       .  Land Act.  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.    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  Coal Notice.  Thirty days after date I intend to  make application for a license to prospect for Coal and Petroleum on the  following described land; commencing  at a post planted at the North-east  corner .'of Lot 669, thence West 40  chains,.thence North 20 chains, thence  East 20. chains thence North 10 chains,  thence-iSast 20 chains, thence North 30  chains, thence East 20 chains, more or  less to the West line of Lot 1304,  thence South 40 chains, thence West 20  chains, thence" South 20 chains to psint  of commencement, containing 160 acres  more or iess. '.������-..  W. G. MURRAY,  June 15, 1910        22-27 Locator.  Land Act Notice  Nicola-Kami.oops Land District.  Yale District.    ������������:.'  Take notl;e that I, A. W. Strickland, of Nicolu,  B. C, occupation bank manatrer, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described  lands: ...-.'  Commencing, nt a post planted 40 chains north of  tho 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, Affont.  Dated April 11th. 1910. 10-18 :      ....  ���  .-- '. Land Act  Nicola Land District.  ���,.;Kamloops Division ol" Yale.  Talte notice that Leonie R. Brother-  ton, of Broom Road, Teddington, England, occupation spinster, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the  .following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted in the  middle of the West boundary of Maxwell Adam's application of even date,  thence North 80 chains, thence West80  chains, thence South 80 chains, thence  East 80 chains. '  Leonie 11. Brotherton.  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  June 6, 1910.       21-30  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice  that Lacey R. Johnson,  Railway  Engineer,   of Montreal,V.Quebec, intends to apply   for permission to  purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  Southeast corner of Leonie R. Brother-  ton's application of equal date, thence  South 80 chains; thence West 80 chains,  thence North 80 chains,   thence East 80  chains.  Lacey R. Johnson.  Archibald W. McVittia, Agent.  " June 6th, 1910.        21-30.  Land Act  .    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 Act  a    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  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^atra=postrplanted=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.    al-23.  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice  that Thomas Evans, of  Vancouver, B. C,   gentleman,   intends  to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  Southwest corner of Lewis Ord's application, which is equivalent to the  Northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence  North 80 chains, thence West 80 chains,  thence South 80 chains, thence East 80  chains.  Thomas Evans.  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  June 8, 1912.'       21-30  Land Act  ���     Nicola 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 pf  equal date, thence East 40 chains,  thence South 40 chains, thence West 40  chains, thence North 40 chains.  Marjory Evans.  Aachibald W. McVittie, Agent.  June 7, 1910.        21-23  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Lewis Ord, of Montreal, Quebec, Mechanical Engineer, 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  80 chains, thence East 80 chains, thence  North 80 chains. .-'..  - ���  Lewis Ord.  Archibald W. McVitte, Agent.  "June 7, f9'10.      '71-30       "'��� ,-:y-;.  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:���  o 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  Land Act  Kamloops Division of  Yale  Land District.    District of Nicola  Take notice that sixty days after  date I, Catherine R. Winny, of Middlesboro, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described''lands:���  Commencing at a post planted 40  chains south of the south west corner  of Lot 977, running east 40 chains,  thence south 40 chains, thence west 40  chains, thence north 40 chains to point  of commencement. -   ��� ���  CATHERINE R. WINNY  R. H. Winny, Agent.  Nicola, June 18, 1910.  Land Act  Nicola   Division   of    Kamloops  Land District  District of Yale  Take notice that Philip DuMou-  lin of Kelowna, B.C., occupation  Bank Manager, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the  following described land. : Commencing at a post planted on the  north side of Chain lake, thence  north twenty chains, thence west  twenty chains, thence south forty  chains, thence east to the shore  of Chain lake, thence easterly  along the north shore of Chain  lake to point of commencement  and containing eighty acres.  Philip DuMoulin,  David Barnes, Agent.  May 9th, 1910.  Land Act  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 West 80 chains,  thence Soutff 80 chains, thence East 80  chains to point of commencement,.containing 640 acres. -y'-K "' V  ETHEL W. SAWYER.  Per Archibald W. McVittie.  July 11,-1910.     . 25-34  Land Act  Nicola Division of Kamloops Land District.  District of Yale.  TAKE notice that I, Maxwell Jenkins, of Kelowna, occupation laborer, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following; described  lands :���  Commencing at a post planted at the north  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, pnd containing eighty acres, more or less,  MAXWELL S.JENKINS.  June 13.1910.  Land Act ..  TAKE notice that sixty days after date I, Charles Montague Winny, of Middlesboro, occupation  engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencingat a post planted at the south  east corner of Pre-emption No. 235, and running  north 80 . 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, 19-28   ,  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. 19-28  LAND ACT  TAKE NOTICE, that David   Beath,   of   Van  ���     couver, occupation broker,  intends to apply  for   pemission  to purchase  the   following  described land":  Commencing at a post planted 80 chains East of  the N. E. Corner of Lot 177G. Otter Valley, running North 80 chains, thence East 80 chains,  thence South 80 ohatns, thence West 80 chains to  point of commencement.   Containing 640 acres.  David Beath. Applicant  Per E. B. Tinoley, Agent  Dated 29th April, 1910. 14-22  Land Act Notice  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 th* north shore of  Chain lake ard running north  forty chains, thence east eighty  chains, thence south twenty  chains, thence W st five chains  more or less to I '^e shore of Chain  lake, thence w sterly along the  north shore r Chain lake eighty  chains morrrr less to the point  of commencement, and containing 160 acres more or less.  Frank William Fraser.  Mayth, 19 10.  Land Act.  Kamloops Division of Yale  Land-District.    District of Nicola.".....'    ..Take notice that 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_  Land Act  Kamloops division of Yale  Land  District.    District of Nicola  Take notice that sixty days afterdate  I, Thomas Henry Dancey, of Picton,  Ont., Manufacturer, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted at the  northeast corner of Frank Bailey's application, thence 40 chains north, thence  forty chains west, thence 40 chains  south and thence 40 chains east to point  commencement and comprising 160  acres more or less.  Thomas Henry Dancey, Applicant  Frank Bailey, Agent.  Dated August 1st. 1910.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale. District  of Nicola  Take notice that sixty days after  date I, Stanley Nelson; Dancey, Publisher, of Merritt, B.C., intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:��� ;  ; Commencing at a post planted at the  southeast corner of lot 301, thence 20  chains east, thence 80 chains south,  thence 40 chains west, thence 80 chains  north and 20 chains east to point of  commencement, comprising 320 acres  more or less.  S. N. Dancey. Applicant.  Frank Bailey, Agent.  Dated August 1st, 1910  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.  District of Ashcroft.  iTakt notice that Wallace R. Parker of Vancouver,  B. C'occupption carpenter,  intends to  apply for permission to purchase the following  lea  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,  ta'ndconta.ning 160 acres more or less.  WALLACE R. PARKER.  R. G. Stanley Anthony, Agent.  Date May 17th. 1910. 19-28  Land Act  Nicola District.  : Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that' Charles McVittie, barristers clerk of Renfrew, Ont., intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted  one mile north of the northwest  corner of Lot 1761, near Aspen  Grove, thence north 40 chains,  thence east 80 chaihs, thence  south 40 chains, thence west 80  chains.  Charles McVitte  Per Archibald W. McVittie  : July 17, 1910.       27-36.  Land Act Notice  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-  mhecing 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  cpntaihing^lDO^acres^more^or  less.  ,>,*'.' Charles James Stewart  R. G. Stanley Anthony, Agent  Date May 17, 1910.  Land Act Notice  Nicola District.   Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Fanny Mitchell  Adams of Southsea, England,  spinster, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted  at the Northwest corner of lot  1761 near Aspen Grove, thence  west one mile, thence south one  mile, thence east one mile, thence  north one mile.  Fanny Mitchell Adams.  Per Archibald W. McVittie.  July 17, 1910.       27-36  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale.     District  of Nicola  Take notice that sixty days after date I, W. B.  Bailey, of California, intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Situated one mile from Del King's ranch, and  commencing at a post 10 chains east of S. N.  Dancfey's southwest corner, thence 30 chains east,  thence 80 chains south, thence 40 chains west,  thence 80 chains north, thence 10 chains east to  point of commencement and containing 320  acres more or less.  W. B. BAILEY, locator.  Frank Bailey, agent.  Dated August 1st, 1910. 27-36  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District���District of Nicola.  Take notice that sixty days after date I, Frank  Bailey, mining engineer, of Merritt, B. C, intend  to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Starting at a post planted at the northwest  corner of Olson's ranch, thenee 40 chains 'west,  thence .40 chains north, thence 40 chains east, and  thence 40 chains south to point of commencement,  and containing 160 acres more or less.  FRANK BAILEY, locator.  Dated August 1st. 1910. 27-36  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  Jof .this popular resort.  AdaiTl   FergUSOn, Proprietor  We Place Within  Your Reach  ���' ;   at lower prices than you have e\er before paid, the  ..    finest    Jewelery,    Watches,     Silverware,     Cutlery,  Leather and Art Goods that are manufactured in the  ._ world.  Write for our catalogue and order by mail.  ��� All goods sent prepaid.  ��� 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 Fi-uei l.i\ui unO  a history as romantic as the place is beautiful.  Coiquahalla Hotel  We can offer you scenic beauty, comfort  nnri  pip:: .-.'���-���-.<.:,���.  more do you want.    Good huntinp: ;m<' _'������! ii _      !������.."���      '-���  Fred. Parnaby, Proprietor  Colquahalla Hotel ^ y  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. T "    ' "���" ^r���=���=���^-=���  This offer will  only hold good for a few days and it is a  chance to get in on the. ground floor.  Six Lots in the business district of the town  $300 Cash  will handle them.    Price $150 each or $900 for the lot and one-third  down,  Address:  Box D, Nicola Valley News.  Land Act  Nicola District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Gladys Morgan of Toronto, Ont.. spinster,  intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described Jands.  <.Commencing at a post at the  Northwest corner of Lot 1761,  neap Aspen Grove, thence wesi  on^-mile, thence north one mile,  thence* east one mile, thence  south one mile.  Gladys Morgan  Per Archibald W. McVittie.  July 17, 1010.       27-36  Land Act  Nicola District.  Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that Kate Morgan  of  Toronto,    Ontario,    married  woman, intends to apply for per  mission to purchase the following  described lands.  Commencing at a post one mile  north of the northwest corner of  lot 1761, near Aspen Grove,  thence north one milt, thei ce  west one mile, thence south one  mile, thence east one mile.  Kate Morgan  Per Archibald W. McVittie.  July 17, 1910.       27-36  Land Act Notice  NICOLA AND KAMLOOPS LAND DISTRICT.  Districc of Yale.  Take notice that Josei.h Logan Thompson of  Vancouver, occupation, firmer, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the follow ing; described-  landB.  Commencing at a post planted at the southwest corner of Lot 7G1, about two miles south of  Snmette Lake, thence 80 chains North, thence 40  chains West, thence 80 chains South, thence 40  chainp East, to point of commencement, and  containinR 820 acrep more or less.  JOSEPH LOGAN THOMPSON.  , Frank Bailey, Ascnt.  J    Dated March 16th. 1910. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday,- August: 26, 1910  What Our Correspondents  Have to  Say  ASHCROFT   .  Isaac Lehman h. s <.-ur._   to Ottawa to participate in  the rifle  meet.  Al Johi.ston p. ste>' tl.ivu.gh  here the other day on his way to  Port George where he will erect  a large hotel.  Richard   Williams,   the   well-  known   rancher   of   Deadmau'sj  creek, died suddenly last week..'  Heart trouble w as  given as the {  cause. !  Rev. Magnus Henderson, who  is a patient at Tranquille, is making rapid progress towards  recovery.  Miss Grace May, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James  Walker, of Cache Creek, and  Mr. Alan Stuart Gal braith were  married last week by Rev. H.  W. W. Bromich.  O. T. Hance of Hanceville, one  result that one man lost a good  hat and another was cut along  the. top of his right shoulder by  the bullet.  HURT IN  RUNAWAY  Little   Joe Clark  was   rather  seriously injured in a runaway  accident yesterday afternoon sustaining painful scalp wounds and  bruises to the arms and legs.   The  little   fellow   was   riding .with  Harry  Bullock,   driver  for  the  Diamond Vale Supply company,  and  near   Jackson's   store   the j  horses took fright.    In their mad  career they demolished a heavy  fence, and in running across the  commonage encountered irrigation ditches with the result that  both  the driver and his young  companion    were   thrown   out.  The little fellow was thrown under the horses feet and his escape  from  more  serious  injury-is  a  miracle.    Bullock   was run over  their  attendance   at rehearsals  and good progress is reported.'  There are a number of enquiries  from outside bandsmen and just  as soon as the organization is on  its feet well an effort will be made  to induce other bandsmen to come  to Merriit to live. At the present time there are fourteen members, but the band is a little  week in reeds. The drummers'  division could also be strengthened.  of the early pioneers of the Cari- j by one of the wheels but not hurt,  boo, died at his home in Hance- The  horses  ville.  SPENCES BRIDGE  Joseph Food and Mrs. Food  have gone east to Montreal on a  vacation trip.  Thomas Curnew went up to  Merjritt last night. He will be  away for a day or so.  Surveyors have been through  these parts during the past few  days and it is rumored that they  are associated with Jim Hill.  Some excitement was caused  locally the other day over a  shooting affray in a local house/  One man was perpetrating a  "Bill Miner" story and the gun  actually did   perform  with  the  captured.  were   subsequently  THE MERRITT BAND        -  When the Merritt brass band  makes its debut on the morning  of September 14th the citizens  will have every reason to-���feel  proud of the pioneer musical- organization. That is if diligent  practice will accomplish anything  for the members are faithful in  Fort Steele will probably have  a newspaper.  William McKenzie will reach  Victoria on September 3.  City Clerk Someryille of Vernon, has resigned his position.  Vernon taxes for the year  amount to 281-2 mills on . the  dollar.  Within a week Korea will become an integral part of the  Japanese empire.  A great world's fair to celebrate the jubilee of confederation  is planned for Vancouver for  1917.    '������..;���; 77 7y:  Messrs.   W.   H.   Malkin   and  company are  the' latest of the  Vancouver wholesalers to estab  lish branches at Prince Rupert.  ORGANIZE CURLING CLUB  ��� Merritt will have a curling  club next winter. Of that there  is not the slightest doubt. There  are a large number of curling  enthusiasts in town, mostly from  Boundary points, -and one of the  promoters informed The News  the other day that it would be an  easy matter to secure thirty  members for a club*. Some of!  the local curlers are medal and  cup winners and several winning  rinks could be organized to be  sent into other curling camps for  honors.  hung up a new record of 2:01.f6r  a gelding trotting a., mile to  wagon.  In the eastern lacrosse series  last Saturday, Nationals defeated Montreal by 12 to 1, Tecum-  sehs trimmed the Capitals 12 to  3 and Toronto got the big end of  a 7 to 3 score with the Shamrocks.  THE QUILCHENA RACES  Manager Joseph. Guichon has  the arrangements pretty well in  hand . for the big race meet  scheduled for Quilchena on Labor  day. AH the fastest horses in  the district, including a number  from Kamloops and other points,  will compete in different classes.  It is altogether likely that the  Merritt brass band will furnish  music for the day. ',  Silent Pat Flannigan has been  farmed out to the Calgary club  , by Manager Bob Brown. Pat  hasn't been hitting the ball up to  his old time form and he will be  kept in the minor league until he  gets his batting eye back again.  THE SPORTING WORLD  Land Act  District of Nicola.  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.  Take notice that Charles James Winney of  London, England, occupation gentleman, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands: :-y.  Commencing ata post planted at the Southwest corner of Lot 1900, thence east 80 chains,  thence south 40 chains, thence west SO chains,  thence north 40 chains.  CHARLES JAMES WINNY  . ���, ���       R. H. Winny. Agent.  August 24. 1910. 28-37  BIG TENNIS TOURNEY ...  The second installment of".the  tennis- tournament for -the 'possession of the silver cup .'will be  played on the courts', of -the Mer-  ritt'.Tennis club' some day next  week. The Nicolateam is coming  jdown with a large following of  supporters and as every person  is welcome there should be a good  turnout of tennis fans. The  teams are now tied.in the contest! England for  Billy Papke will go to Australia where he will meet three  local welterweights.  The winning of the pennant  this year has made New Westminster champions for six years.  At the police games in Toronto  the other day lanky Jack Gillis  ���of the Vancouver force won the  police championship of Canada,  scoring 21 points.  The charge of assult against  Howard of the Vancouver lacrosse team- preferred by the  father of Grumpy Spring, was  dismissed in police court.  Richard Arnst   of   New   Zealand won from Ernest  Barry  of  he  sculling cham-  with two events each to. their  credit. The tennis courts, are  located on the Diamond Vale  townsite in the .vicinity of the  hoarding house.   ., _... .  pionship.of the.world.    The race  was rowed on-the Zambesi river.  At the Randall race track near  Cleveland, Uhlan, owned and  driven   by  C.   K.   G.   Billings,  Nicola bunch grass has again  demonstrated its wonderful value  in the breeding of horses. At  the race meet in connection with  the Vancouver exhibition last  Friday afternoon Canny Campbell, owned by T. J. Smith, won  the Gold Seal two-mile hurdle  race in 4:11 1-4. Broderick  was up.  The fight for the pennant in  the Northwestern league this  year furnishes great interest.  Spokane is in the lead with a  fairly good margin but Vancouver is forcing hard in second  place. The Beavers are getting  into their old time form and winning more games, but the Indians  seem to hold their own so that it  is but a matter of speculation as  to how the struggle will end.  Westminster cinched the championship of the professional lacrosse series last Saturday when  they vanquished the Vancouvers  to the tune of 9 to 4. The game  was pulled off in New Westminster and proved to be one of  the fastest of the season. This  makes seven wins for the champs  against two for Con Jones' men  and it is not unlikely that it will  be the last-game for the present  season. Vancouver showed good  form but had hard luck in shooting.  Gradually Growing  Is Merritt and the Nicola  valley. We propose to grow  with them.  , .  We are handling Lands, Timber and Mines-and can get  the buyers.  We also write Insurance of  all kinds, are Notaries Public  and do all kinds of conveyancing.  Don't overlook  Grove district,  lands there.  the- Aspen  We   have  The  John Hutchison  Company.  Land Act  Nicola Land District,  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Henry Standly-Cleasby. of  Coutlee, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted at the north-east  corner of Lot 537, thence west 60 chains, thence  north 20 chains to Indian Reserve line, thence  easterly along line of Naik Indian Reserve to  Nicola River, thence southerly along said river to  northwest corner of Lot 534, thence south 2  chains to point of commencement, containing 100  acres more or less.  HENRY STANDLY CLEASBY.  August 5, 1910. 28-37  LIQUOR LICENSE ACT 1910  Notice is hereby given that on  the 11th day of September next  application will be made to the  Superintendent of Provincial Police for the grant of a license for  the sale of liquor by wholesale in  and upon the property .described  as Lot 8, Block'17, C.P.R. town-  site survey in the Town- of Merritt.  Joseph Food,  Applicant.  Dated this 11th day of Aug., '10  offering for these two weeks all our Summer Goods at prices that will surprise you.  You will save money if you buy during this sale.    Here are a few of the specials :  AH  Goods  Sold  for  Cash  During  Salec  Ladies  White  Petticoats  Regular $2.25 and $3.50.   .  Special $1.75 and $2.75.  Ladies' Night Gowns  Regular $1.50 and $2.25     j  Special $1.00 and $1.75  Ladies' and Children's  Hygeian Vests  Special 15c and up.  Ladies' and Children's  Stockings, Handkerchiefs,  Laces   and   Ribbons, all  come under this sale.   Be  sure and see these snaps.  Men's Canvas Shoes  Regular $2.50  Special $1.75  Ladies' and Children's  Canvas Boots and Shoes  at 24 per cent, off.  New is the time to buy.  Men's Balbriggan Underwear  Regular $2.00 Suit.  Special $1.75 per Suit.  Men's Balbriggan Underwear  Regular $1.50 Suit  Special $1.00 per Suit.  All  Goods  Sold  for  Cash  These are only a few of the lines that we will be offering.    We want you to come and see for yourself  just what we have and we feel sure that you will be satisfied with every purchase because our goods are all  new and up-to-date, NOT OLD SHOP WORN AND GUT OF DATE  nra

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