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 t>S*��te,  yy-  '</,  ^mm$^  gep i^ ia.10  >1  Vol. 1, No   30  MERRITT, B. C. SEPTEMBER 9, 1910  Price 5 Cents  eologist  ness  nes  Biggest Coal Basin in Interior  Situated in Heart of Valley  Could Mine Million Tons An  nually for Two Centuries  ���Fruit Growing Land  " You haoe the biggest basin of coal  in the interior of British Columbia. It  is a conseroatioe estimate to say that  if you mined one million tons every  year your mines Would be good for  nearly two centuries."  "It is surprising that fruit growing  is not followed more largely through  the valley. Everything . beneath the  2500 foot level of altitude is conducive to fruit culture. The soil is  mostly silt and exactly the same as  tbey have through the Okanagan district."  When a government geologist,  a man trained in the study of  soil and mineral, makes a statement it is generally received with  the fullest measure of credence.  Charles Camsell, head of the  federal geological survey party,  has been through this district  for the past few days making a  careful study of the situation and  the announcement he handed'out  tb-a representative of The-News  should occasion widespread satisfaction amongst the people of  Nicola valley.. Mr. Camsell has  gone on to the Okanagan district,  to complete some research.work  before going back to Ottawa.  "This is a great country. You  can get enough data together in  a couple of months in British Columbia to keep you busy through  the winter months. I will be  back next summer and will prepare a map of this district."  The more important of the  mineral claims through the district were carefully examined  and investigations conducted at  several of the coal properties.  That the country is rich in min-  -��� erals���is���borne-out-by-Mr.-Gam-  sell's studies though it is very  much as he says, coal is the  principal mineral.  The largest basin of coal in the  interior of the province is situate  in and around Merritt. There is  . lots of good coal underneath the  town of Merritt as well as under  Coutlee. The field has hardly  been touched, the companies  working only the outcroppings  so far.  "This was once a glacier country and.the basin of coal extends  from the foot of Nicola lake, following a tortuous line and around  for a short distance up the Cold-  water) running back and girting  the hills and up Ten Mile creek,  and back to the lake. The formation is sandstone with alternate layers or seams of coal.  The seams of coal lying underneath . Merritt are the same as  are being worked in Coal Gully  today.  ."The coal is of good quality  and should be very serviceable  for coking purposes. It is the  most extensive deposit that I  have encountered for years and  its value cannot be estimated as  yet.  Discussing other minerals Mr.  Camsell said he found some  gypsum near Merritt, but not in  paying quantities. There was  also some copper and traces of  gold. The Aspen Grove camp  was given a good reference and  it consists of mostly gold, copper, iron and molybdenite. There  were also evidences of iron in  considerable quantities near Merritt.  Turning to the Tulameen Mr.  Camsell  briefly   discussed   con-  will be prosecuted vigorously  now that the dinkies are available.  President Warren is a little  undecided as to where the station  will be situated in Merritt, but  said that it would in all pro-  ability be in the vicinity of the"  present storehouse. He ridiculed  the idea of a union station.  The old Kaslo and Slocan railway will be operated again.  munity would mean for its betterment. - '*  Taken away in the prime of  life when he was but reaching  out for the fulfillment of his life  mission it seems all too pathetic,  but the bereaved relatives and  friends can ever find solace in  the joy that he went down to the  grave honored and loved.  - It is four years since Mr. Hygh  came to Merritt to accept the  position of engineer at'the Diamond Vale Collieries'..     Merritt  The Diamond Vale Co- Plans  To Operate on a Big Scale  THE TOWN OF NICOLA  to the clerical work. The new  operator is A. M. Shore and his  appointment is the product of a  continually increasing volume of  business in the telegraph department. Mr. Thorn will retain  his assistant, Mr. Priest, who  will look after the freight department.  GREAT DAY AT QUILCHENA  Nicola.is^ne-ofAtheiprettiesi/'townsnn'the interior ofrBritilh. Columbia* -The-.'vv.ealth.-c_f .foliage  .obscures to a large extent the homes'and business houses of the town.  ditions there. "Tulameen has  the greatest variety of ores within a small area of any place in  Canada. There is gold, copper,  silver, gypsum, molbydenite,  coal and other minerals and in  good quantities too. The coal is  exceptionally good and the property of the Columbia Coal and  Coke Co. will make a name for  itself if properly handled."  Returning to Merritt district  Mr. Camsell took up the matter  of fruit growing. He deplored  the absence of larger effort along  the lines of fruit culture and  used facts and figures in proving  the-adaptibility-of-the-country-to  this line of cultivation. Between  Merritt and Nicola there is a  splendid field. Beneath the 2500  foot level altitude, conditions are  identical to those in the Okanagan. The soil is largely silt,  which is really pulverized rock  washed from beneath the glaciers and mixed with the earth.  : "Nicola valley should be one  of the greatest fruit growing  districts in the province. You  have the soil, conditions and the  climate and it but requires a little  energy. Nothing can keep the  district from being one of the  greatest coal centres and coupled  with fruit growing it would make  a pretty strong drawing card for  men and capital."  George E. Hygh  Died on Tuesday  Well Known Hotelman  of  Merritt Succumbs to Illness  George Edward Hygh is dead.  Few there are who can i-ealize  that the angel of death has  garnered one of Merritt's finest  citizens and has removed him  for all time from his earthly  sphere and from the  friendship  was but a hayfield at that time,  but with a keen and prophetic  eye he could forsee a large and  important town and in the fall  of 1907 he built the Merritt hotel  and directed its career even up  to his death.  ��� Several weeks ago blood  poisoning set in as the result of  a rather painful cut on the hand  and Mr. Hygh was obliged to go  to the coast to  undergo  several  operations. Scarcely recovered  from the effects of his trying ex-  (Continued on page two)  The Labor Day Races Attracted  a Record    Crowd  The weather man did not deal  any too' kindly with the Labor  Day celebration at Quilchena. on  Monday. Deluges of rain fell  duririg'the. morning and even in-  torthe afternoon conditions were  of-such a-character ;that .the programme was temporarily : disorganized: ���;:..-���:   ;-;_:  -  . ��� 7  ��� But-bye and bye the; sun came  out arid shone .. brightly ��� .arid  warmly.-.' and.:- everything'- .went  through" with:-~a' swing that was  pleasing to all: ��� The attendance  was a "record breaker and * far  outstripped that^oji^ny previous  year. There were more horses  and - the different classes were  better filled with the resultant  enlarged interest and - enthusiasm. .  Prom all points along the "mainline between Lytton' and Kamloops, from Merritt and :Nicola  and the lower part of the valley,  from Aspen Grove and.the Douglas Lake country they came to  enjoy the sport and their brightest hopes were fully realized.  Jos. Guichon never spares effort  or expense to provide for the  comfort and happiness of his  guests and Monday was no ex-  Force of Men at Work at No.  ;   3 Slope���Drilling Along  Banks of Coldwater  The Diamond Vale Collieries  are working again and plans are  being laid to continue operations  on an-elaborate basis. The diamond drill is at work on the_ bank?  of the Coldwater at "what is  knotvn as the "rat hole" outcrop  and other prospecting is being  done.  At No. 3 slope there are a large  number of men at work taking  out coal and shipments have already begun. The C. P. R. is  providing the cars and the output will be gradually increased,  thus promoting the strength of  the staff.  ; The Diamond Vale will soon be  amongst the largest shippers of  the province if the present plans  of the company . mature.. Oper-.  ations will be conducted on a  greater., basis than ever - in the  course of a very few months. In  the meantime under the able  supervision of- Superintendent  Browitt-good progress is Toeing  rnade in the development work.  ONE  OF NICOLA   VALLEY'S  CHIEF INDUSTRIES.  PRESIDENT WARREN HERE  J. J. Warren, president of the  Kettle Valley railway came into  Merritt on" last night's belated  train. He was accompanied by  James Macdonnell, head of the  contracting firm. Mr. Warren  says that everything is going  along satisfactorily, but that there  are no new developments. He  and Mr. Macdonnell went up the  river today on a trip of inspection. Mr. Macdonnell says that  the work of the   steam shovels  Steam Shovels  Are Now at Work  Dinky Engines  Reached  Camp  Early. This Week        .  .  At last the dinkey engines have  arrived and the big steam shovel  is at work on the construction of  the Kettle Valley railway out of  Merritt. , The dinkies came in  last Saturday night and were  hauled , to the working point  about one and a half miles from  town where the course of the  river is being diverted so -_as___to_  Scene at Nicola station when the Douglas Lake Cattle Co., loaded cattle for P. Burns & Co.  Weekly shipments are made.    Last year Nicola valley shipped almost one .million dollars' ,  worth of cattle. ' . -'  of those  who  had  known   and  loved him for so many years.  He was a splendid type of man  ���kindly and generous in disposition, honest and upright in  character, full of zeal and enterprise in the performance of duty  be it public or private, a man  whose   presence    in   any   com-  DAY OPERATOR AT STATION  The staff at the-e;P.R. station  in Merri tt has been enlarged to  meet the growing demands of  the business. A day operator  has been placed in the service  arid this will largely relieve Station Agent G. M. Thorn and permit him to devote more attention  ceptiori. He had left no stone  unturned and from early morning until' late into the night he  was active in the peformance of  his duties as host.  The large attendance of ladies  was particularly   pleasing   and  goes to show that the Quilchena  celebration is gathering a larger  (Continued on page two)  do away with the necessity of  bridging.  : The survey crews have about  complethd their work, a large  number of the men having come  back to town this week. Some  of them will go over to Midway  to join the Brooks crew working  from that end.  Good progress is being made  at the different points along the  line by the construction gangs.  With Lungo and Macdonald the  camps have just nicely been  rounded up and about forty five  men are employed, but this staff  will be largely increase during  the next few days.  The work of clearing the right  of way is well advanced and  everything is in readiness for  grading operations for a great  part of+he thirty miles.  ' "We have had considerable  delay in getting started for different reasons, but nevertheless  when once under, way we will  hnake the dirt fly" declared one  of the contractors. "Good weather  conditions prevailing we will  have the grading completed'tij-  March 1st, and then the rails wil>  be completed shortljrafterwards  Of course you understand that  ten miles of the rails must be  laid this 'year, but it will be an  easy matter to meet those conditions." THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, September 9, 1910  Wm.  Schmock  Tonsorial  Parlors  A   complete   stock   of   confectionery and candies  always on hand.  Ice Cream and  Soft Drinks  Coal    Coal    Coal  The Coal Hill Syndicate  is in a position to  quote you  LOWEST PRICES  on any quantity of their .  now famous product.  Our mine is run free of  rock and slate and this  results in splendid furnace fuel.  LUMP  DOMESTIC  is the finest household  coal to be had and it is  delivered in Merri      or  $10.00 per 2 T. .   Lots  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  for a good   square meal.    Best   of  accomodation and comfort  Rate sl.SO per day  W  Hotel  Quilchena, B.C.  One of the finest hotels in the upper  country. Excellent accomodation for  travellers and tourists. Hot and cold  water baths.   Best of wines and liquors.  Terms $2.00 a day and upwards.  Jos. Guichon  Proprietor  Merritt Auto  Livery  , -&  points through the district  ���a   big   time   and money  saver for travelers. Service  is safe, fast and sure.  Rates on Application.  VAL. V. CROCKETT  Manager.  MERRITT  B. C.  The second installment of the  tennis tournament in which Merritt and Nicola are battling for  the challenge cup will be pulled  off on the courts of the Merritt  club tommorrow afternoon. J.  P. Boyd and A. W. Strickland  are completing their deferred  singles at Nicola this afternoon.  There were several ring contests during the past few days.  Kaufmann successfully disposed  of Australian Bill Lang'at Philadelphia. Billy Lauder went down  before Abe Attell at Calgary and  Sam Langford put Joe Jeanette  to the clear. Tom Burke, Vancouver's fighting^fireman battled  to a draw with Mansen at Nanaimo.  Chicago has cinched the National league and it is pretty  much Philadelphia in the Ameri-  als of Montreal. The games are  scheduled for September 17 and  24. Much interest centers in  these games because the Frenchmen have been trained by Newsy  Lalonde who understands western lacrosse tactics well. While  out west the Frenchmen will  play exhibition games with Van-  cnuver and other teams.  It is now almost a certainty  that Spokane will win the Northwestern league pennant. In the  crucial series last week Brown's  Beavers didn't win quite enough  to give them a good fighting try  and bar accident the Indians will  romp home with the honors. Tacoma will finish a good third and  Seattle is in the cellar position.  can.  Westminster will have still another chance to defend the Minto  cup this time against the Nation-  With Tommy Burns on the  lineup Vancouver had little difficulty in disposing of New Westminster in the Labor Day lacrosse fixture. The score was 7  to 1 and the hearts of the Vancouver fans were gladdened by  the victory.  Geo. Hygh Dead  (Continued from page one)  perience he was stricHen down  with appendicitis a little over  one week ago. He was at once  removed to the Royal Inland  hospital at Kamloops where an  operation was immediately performed. _!  But serious complications set  in and despite the most heroic  effortsof the best medical skill  and the tenderest and most faithful nursing he succumbed to his  ills at 8:30 o'clock on Tuesday  evening. Mrs. Hygh and his  brother, Arthur Hygh, were at  the bedside when he died. William Hygh, his father, and.Miss  Mildred, his* daughter, were on  their way from Nanaimo, but did  not reach Kamloops in time.  The body was taken'through  to Northfield near Nanaimo for  burial in the family plot on  Wednesday's train. Many messages of sympathy have gone  forth from Merritt friends, for  everywhere was he held in the  highest esteem.  Deceased was born in the little  town of Megantic, back in Quebec, about forty years ago. He  moved with his parents to North-  field, V. I., where for some time  he was employed as engineer in  the-Hami!ton-Powder_Works_be=L  fore coming to Merritt. Besides  his father and mother and a wife  and daughter, he leaves one sister, Mrs. Preston, and three brothers, Arthur of Merritt, Joseph  and Warren of Northfield, to  mourn his loss. This was but  the second break in the family  another son, Herbert Hygh, and  brother of deceased, having been  killed in an explosion at the  Hamilton Powder Works a short  time ago. To the bereaved ones  will go out the warmest sympathy of every citizen of Merritt  in the sad loss that they have  sustained.  Sid Smith, formerly of the  Bank of Montreal at Nicola, and  now of New Westminster, is renewing old acquaintances   here.  Bert Goodison of Banff is visiting his brother, "Al Goodispn,  at Coutlee.  MAY IMPROVE SERVICE  William Evans, C. P. R. locomotive superintendent came in on  last night's train to investigate  the workings of the small toy  engine that is used as an excuse  for a locomotive on the local  branch. He was far from being  satisfied and it is not unlikely  that a suitable engine will be  provized.  Quilchena Races  (Continued from page one)  interest and enthusiasm every  year. Labor Day is a fixture at  the little centre along the shores  of the;-lake and the people of  Nicola: valley always look forward to it.  Monday's races though delayed for a time were well conducted and furnished lots of good  sport. The results were announced as follows:  One Mile���1, Prestige, Thad  Williams owner and rider; 2, Lady  Huron, J. Chillihitchie, ridden by  J. Cannon.  Quarter Mile���1, Katherine, R.  McDonald, Ashcroft, ridden by  A. McLean; 2, Mischief, Russell,  Kamloops, ridden by Thad Williams.  Half Mile (Indian)-1, Mc-  Rae's Johnny Hooker; 2, Deafy's  Willy.  Quarter Mile Pony Race���1,  Fairy, Mrs. PooleTy-2,~"Joe, D7  Jones, ridden by Thad Williams.  Half Mile-1, Katie Bell, J.  Chillihitchie, ridded by J. Cannon; 2, Mischief, Thad Williams.  Klootchman's Race--1, Mitilda;  2, Jennie.  Cowboy Race���1, Bert Miller's  Louie ridden by P. Duncan; 2,  Joe, J. Anderson.  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Margaret M.  Grimmett   of    Nicola,    married  woman, intends applying to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands for  permission to purchase the following described lands:  . Commencing at a post planted  one mile west of the northwest  corner of Lot 1779, Pike mountain, thence west one mile, thence  south one mile,  thence east one  mile, thence north one mile.  MARGARET M. GRIMMETT  Per Archibald W. McVittie  August 5, 1910     39        Agent  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Martin L.  Grimmett of Nicola, Barrister,  intends applying to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands for permission to purchase the following kescribed lands:  Commencing at a post planted  one mile west of the northwest  corner of Lot 1779, Pike mountain, thence east one mile, thence  south one mile, thence west one  mile, thence north one mile.  MARTIN L. GRIMMETT  Per Archibald W. McVittie  August 5, 1910.       39   Agent.  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   the   Aspen"  Grove   district.      We   have  lands there.  The  John Hutchison  Company.  Globe Hotel  LYTTON, B. C.  One of the oldest and  best hostelries in the  district. Good accommodation in all depart-  partments.  A. F.   HAUTIER,   - -  Prop.  LYTTON, B. C.  Excursion Fares  Via  90BI  8  Nicola Valley  Agricultural and  Horticultural Association  1 % r ��� iK &rv*w�� uWiPi MabV*____u_____��  Special  Railway  Rates  From all stations between Kamloops, North Bend and  Merritt.  Merritt Band  in Attendance.  Our Classified Want Ads. ar*  real dollar doubters. In alio.*  leather ami nervous energy they  wtll save you many times their  small cost by bringing- te yeur  deer what you require, whether  n be efltolont help, a desirable  borrower for ourplus eaeh, a pe-r  altlon or a domestic.  'A most convincing, and Inexpensive proof would be to try a  Want Ad.  Mi iX i i _���>_>���.��. ����������  Mrs. Chas. Sasseville, of Kamloops, wife of the popular conductor on the local branch, was  a passenger on last night's belated train going through to Nicola.  Canadian  Railway  Presbyterian Church���Services Sunday, September 4:  Nicola 11 a.m., Merritt 3 p.m.  Rev. W. J. Kidd, pastor.  Toronto  Exhi b i i  Apply to  G. M. THOM  Agent - Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  C. B. POSTER  A. G. P. A.       Vancouver, B.C.  MERRITT'S NEW  Refreshment Parlors  Have   been opened  in the newly fitted out  building just north of Coutlee's livery  stable on Quilchena Ave.  Candies and Confectionery  . _ _   Ice Cream and Soft Drinks  Cigars  and  Tobaccos  Short Order Restaurant  TH & CLA  Merritt Manager H. G. Statham.  WE  MANUFACTURE  OUR  OWN  GOODS.  Nicola Valley  Dealers in Prime Beef, Mutton, Lamb, Veal, Pork and  Sausage, Poultry, Ham and Bacon. Fresh Pish always en  hand. Orders receive prompt attention. Cattle bought  and sold by the carload. '  I. Eastwood  Manager  No mater what you may require we can do it-do it well.  ^The Nicola Valley News. Friday, September 9, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  Provincial News  Fort George is now^erecting a  city hall and public library.  for  a good  square meal.    Best  accomodation and comfort  of  Rate * J.50 per day  Quslchena  Hotel  Quilchena, B.C.  One of the finest hotels in*: the upper  country/Excellent accomodation for  travellers and. tourists. Hot and cold  water baths.    Best of wines and liquors.  Terms $2.00 a day and upwards.  Jos. Guichon  ; Proprietor  Automobiles  VANCOUVER AUTOMOBILE AND  CYCLE CO., LIMITED  Garage and ^Salesrooms���  632-636 Seymour  Street, Vancouver  "Cadillac"   "Oldsmobile" "Oakland"  Touring  and Runabnut Models.  "Rapid." Commercial Trucks.  Demonstrations Arranged.  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Bgst of. satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  Agent for Mendelsolm and  Heihtzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola  "rierrift  Lytton's Popnlar Hotelry  Baillie Hotel  #. i .......  Good   Meals,   Good Comfortable  Beds and Best Serv'ce.     Rates  Reasonable.  Walter C. lieeble  Proprietor,  LY1TON, B.C.  FOR SALE  One registered Jersey Bull "Merry  Maidens Duke II", born February 10th,  1906; sire, "Merry Maidens Duke";  grand sires, "Merry Maidens Third  Son," which took first prize at St.  Louis fair and "Gerties Stoke Pogis."  Dam, "Gerties Lily" with a record of  7114 pounds of milk in 12 months at 2  years old; Grand dams, "Prize Mays  Duchess 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 February 27, 1910; sire, "Silver  Dawn.', of "Saturna" and dam, "Lady  Betty of Saturna."  For further particulars apply to  Manager, Quinsharden Ranch.  Dot, B. C.  Prince Rupert will be electrically lighted within one month.  The clergy of Vancouver are  unanimously supporting the industrial peace movement.  An investigation into the causes  of the fire at White Rock has  been initiated by the fire wardens of the district.  In consequence of numerous  large industrial interests having  decided to locate at Port Mann,  that townsite of bright destiny  will be at once enlarged.  The marriage of a Canadian  girl and a young Japanese has  just been celebrated in Fernie.  The ill-mated couple came -from  Manitoba.  Inquiry is being made in the  north for a fisherman named  McLeod, who has now been missing for upwards of a month.  It is estimated that there are  upwards of seven hundred Indians engaged in the hop picking in the Agassiz district.  Instructions have been given  to A. Cummings, P. L. S., to  make a location survey for a road  from Elkmouth to Gateway.  The B. C. E. R. company have  established a milk storage house  at Vancouver, where the product  of the dairies may be kept properly chilled while awaiting city  delivery.  The B. C. Telephone company  is planning to lay a submarine  cable across the Fraser river, between Rosedale and Agassiz,  which will give the latter place  longdistance service.   .  The Anglican Synod has asked  the corporation authorities of  Prince Rupert to legislate in the  direction of keeping "the young  person" off the streets in the  evenings.  A land excitement has started  in the Upper Naas country and it  is stated that more than 500  sections have recently been located. The best of the land  located is said to be that in the  vicinity of Strohn lake.  The Ladner board of trade is  urging construction of a new  bridge over the lower Fraser in  order to foster transportation  and thus encourage the development of trade between Vancouver and the farmers of the Delta.  The Fort George Tribune is  now published at Fort George,  having, removed from South  Eort=George.^=The=Tribune=novA  publishes the latest telegraphic  news of the world, received over  the long distance telephone.  S. Maher, of the department of  the interior, Ottawa, is visiting  the Dominion lands agency at  New Westminster. It is stated  that his visit is in connection  with the question of again opening the railway belt lands to settlement.  A hot spring which promises  to become a formidable rival of  Harrison has recently been acquired by J. R. Brown, of Vancouver, who will establish a summer resort. The spring is at  Skookum Chuck, on the Lillooet  river.  The C. P. R. is laying out a  new townsite at Aldridge Creek  on the upper Elk river, the town  to be known hereafter as Aldridge, being reached from New  Michel. The new town is named  after Mr. W. H. Aldridge, of  Trail, manager of the company's  mines and smelter.  Northern cannerymen attribute th^ most satisfactory salmon catch of the pist season in  their territory to the removal,  now some five years ago, of the  Babine barricades. These were  placed by the Indians near the  entrance to the Babine lakes in  1858, and were only demolished  after strenuous legal and other  opposition by the natives.  WILL TAKE CENSUS OF CANADA  The next census of Canada  will be taken under date of June  1, 1911, and will embrace the  subjects of population, mortality,  agricultural, manufactures, minerals, fisheries and dairy products.  Population will be recorded  under the heads of residence and  personal description, citizenship,  nationality and religion; profession, occupation and trade or  means of living; wage-earnings  and insurance; education and  language spoken, and infirmities.  Every person living on June 1,  will be entered on the schedule  of population by name, as member of a family, institution or  housohold, together with place  of habitation, sex, relationship  to head of the family or household, and whether single, married, widowed, divorced or legally seperated. The month of  birth, year of birth and age at  last birthday will also be recorded.  Entries will be made for each  person to show the country or  place of birth, year of immigration to Canada if born elsewhere,  year of naturalization if formerly  an alien, and also racial or tribal  origin, nationality and religion.  Every person of alien birth who  has become a naturalized citizen  is a Canadian, as well as every  British subject with residence in  Canada, as well as every native  of Canada who has acquired  citizenship by birth or naturalization, is also a Canadian by  nationality. But there is no  Canadian by racial or tribal origin, unless the Indians are so  counted.  Every person having an occupation or trade will be entered  for it, but if employed in the  census, year at some other occupation for part or whole time  he will be so recorded also. If  the person is working on own  recount, the entry will be so  made. An entry is also required  to be made showing where the  person is employed, as on farm,  in mill, shop or store, etc.  Wage-earners are entered to  show the number of weeks employed in 1910 at chief occupation if any: the hours of working  time per week at chief occupation, or at other occupation if  any; the total earnings at other  than chief occupation; and the  rate per hour when employed by  the hour.  Entries are required to be made  for^ea^h~persolT=^liSwirig���thg  amount of insurance held at date  of the census upon life, as well  as against accident or sickness,  together with the cost of such  insurance in the census year.  Under the heading of education and language records will be  taken .for every person of five  years of age and over showing  the number of months at school  in 1910, and if the person can  read and write and the language  commonly spoken by each person. The cost of education in  1910 for persons over 16 years of  age at college, convent or university is also called for.  The last question on the  schedule of population relates to  infirmities. It calls for a record,  of each person having an infirmity. If blind, deaf and dumb,  crazy or lunatic, idiotic or silly, a  record thereof will be kept  McVittie & Cokely  Dominion and Provincial  Land Surveyors  Irrigation  Work  a Specialty.  Office over Bank of Montreal.  Merritt, B. C.  L W. McVITTIE  D.L.S., B.C.L.S.  L. S. COKELY  D.L.S.. B.C.LS.  M. L. GRIMMETT  Bun-liter and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Nicola - - Merritt  At Merritt Monday, Wednesday, Friday  GEO. H. BROUGHTON  Gradute S. P, S.  DOMINION and FRONINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Merritt Princeton Penticton  NOW AT MERRITT  aura  Merritt's New Eating House  Everything Clean and Well Kept.  Meals at all hours. Tickets of 21 meals $6. Single meals 50c.  Nothing tastes better than.a homemade  meal and that is  what you get here.    All cooking by lady cooks.  North End of old Leonard Building,  Voght Street Merritt, B. C.  H. PRIEST, Photographer  Studio Opposite Public School  Films Developed  MERRITT, :: B.C.  BOARD AND ROOM  First-class board and room  can be had at the Diamond  Vale Boarding House  MRS. BULLOCK, Proprietoress  G.A.Hankey&Co.  LIMITED.  Real Estate and Insurance  Okanagan Lands  All Classes of Investments Placed.  Head Offices: -       - Vernon, B. C.  Billiards and Pool  I have opened fine - new parlors in the old restaurant  building   just   back  of   the   old   Coldwater.      New  .   Tables and everything in the best order,  Tobaccos and Cigars  A good fresh supply always on hand.  Orders taken for fresh butter and eggs.  . J. Thompson,    -     -    Prop.  Better  So many accidents are caused  just because people don't take a  look at the proper moment.  The same is true of insurance.  You hear so many men say that   ���  if they had thought they would  have insured. They leave it too  late.  You owe it to yourself and to  your family to be protected  against loss and a policy in the  National Assurance Co., is one  of the best protective agencies  in the world.  STRAIGHT LIFE PAY LIFE  ENDOWMENTS.  NATIONAL ASSURANCE CO.  i .'*���  S:.N. DANCEY, Agent  Merritt, B. C.  Don't dope the baby!  It is seldom wise to give-  soothing syrup to fretful  babies. The cries of the  little folks are apt to be  signs of indigestion. Nyal's  Xaxena is probably all that  is required in such cases. ��� It  brings instant; relief by regulating the bowels and the  stomach.    In extreme cases  Merritt Livery and Peed Stable  , Saddle Horses, and Single'and Double Drivers  ' on Shortest Notice.  _ ,      - . ... -  Good accomodation for horses.   .Express meets .-���    _  /-        - all -trams.-. . Buggies for hire.  Merritt, B.C.  A. J. COUTLEE, Prop.,  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, . C.  tThe choicest^.of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand-  Fresh Fish,  Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  COUNTY COURT  SOOTHING  SYRUP  may be used with ..confidence. When a mother is  worn out and her nerves on  edge she will find Nyal's  Soothing Syrup just what  she wants to bring rest and  peace to the distressed and  disturbing infant. We recommend Nyal's because it  contains no opiates. It  simply produces a natural,  healthy drowsiness.  Anjrthi__c  jron buy  with tho  The next sitting: of the County Court for tho  district of Ynle will be held at the Court House,  Nicola,   on   Thursday,    September    22nd   at   10 !  o'clock in the mornintr.  W. N. ROLFE,  Registrar County Court, l  Nicola, Aucust 8, 1910. <  3M61  ���       Sold and guarantood by_J  Gemmill & Rankine,        Merritt  ll  I have opening up a Lumber Yard on  Voght street just across from the C. P.  R. station, where I will carry a full line of  all classes of building material including  :; Iuniher, shingles, line, cement, etc.  Prices^Will be Right  Quality of the!Best.  Drdef��Eariy^^  EE33  i-sc;���  Andrew McGoran  '���?*������.���*  Offices in Lumber Yard."   '���~B_3_a.r-  BJtaCEHV.  No mater what you may require we can do it-do it well.  ^The Nicola Valley News. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, September 9, 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 fer resrula ad-  .���(.rtisinst. I..nnd and water notices $7.50 for 60  iays.    $5.00 for 80 days.  Classified advertising- 10 words for 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract ad-  vertisinK.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  CO. Box 20 Merritt. B.C  THE TRAIN SERVICE  It is pretty nearly time that  the Canadian Pacific railway  provided adequate motive power  for the local branch. In spite of  the fact it is one of the best  paying branches in the system  the officials seem to treat the interests of the local public with  much indifference.  Night after night the train is  hours behind time and business  men cannot receive their mail  until the following mornirtg.  Some times it is the coal. Then  the engine is held responsible  and again too much tonnage is  the plea. With a suitable engine  the usual tonnage could be hauled and the schedule maintained.  The present conditions are almost unbearable. In the first  place the toy engine that is provided cannot pull more than five  hundred tons up the grade in  good time, but in spite of this  the nightly tonnage runs over  the six hundred mark. The other  night the train didn't reach Merritt until after one o'clock, requiring nearly nine hours to  negotiate forty miles. That night  the fireman shovelled twelve tdfts  of coal on the trip, enough to  reduce him to a minimum physically. With a good engine we  will get a good train service and  the tonnage hauled will be the  maximum,   but   as   long as the  company uses these reinforced  "scrap heaps" so long will the  unsatisfactory':. conditions obtain  and the local public be subjected  to the limit of abuse.  INDIANS ANP LIQUOR  The Ashcroft Journal makes a  strong appeal for more stringent  punishment of men found guilty  of supplying liquor to Indians.  In the course of an interesting  editorial it says: "The necessity  of enforcing with a stronger  hand the punishment to those  supplying liquor to Indians has  once, again been demonstrated  and as usual,: fatally so, in the  Nicola valley.'? .... When one  considers the number of crimes  committed annually by drunken  Indians throughout Cariboo,  Yale, Lillooet arid elsewhere the  wonder is great that such a light  punishment is meted out to the  man who supplies the liquor  wherewith the crazed Indian is  incited to commit murder and  other foul crimes."  We have been assured by the  new Indian agent in this district  that every effort will be put  forth to suppress the liquor traffic between white men and the  Indians. But, under present  conditions the .severest penalty  that can be meted out to an offender is six months in gaol.  The penalty does not fit the offence at all, for not until the  punishment is made so severe as  to be a terror to would be offenders will permanent results be accomplished.     /  ion and the safety of the general  public as well as the protection  of property demands that an  officer be provided. The hotels  are crowded to the limit, and it  is impossible to provide sufficient  beds with the result that men  are sleeping by the roadside and  in buildings where they can  secure entrance. One building  on the Conklin estate, has been  vacant for some time and it has  now become the resort for road  men. The government should  take the matter up at once and  not wait until some crime has  emphasized in a more dramatic  way the need of protection.  Things have come to such a  pass that it is positive necessity  that Merritt must havei a night  police officer. It would be well  to dispense with the day service  rather than sacrifice tlie night.  Characters of-the mo��t suspicious type are beginning to find  their way into the town in the  wake of the railroad construct-  Merritt mourns the loss of one  of her finest citizens in the death  of George E. Hygh. His kindly  generous self was a conspicuous  figure in the life of the community. A man of sterling  worth and integrity he was universally honored and esteemed.  From the inception of the town  he had been associated with the  business interests. He wps one  of those who could see into the  future and with his characteristic ambition and enterprise he  staked his all on the future of  his adopted field of activity.  Though taken away in the prime  of life he lived to see the fruit-  ition of his labors and the realization of his hopes. It is difficult  at times to understand the motives of the Father of fathers,  and we can but accept the divine  will with the grace and forbearance that nature has instilled in  us.  the value of which cannot be  estimated in dollars and cents.  It should strengthen the hope of  those who have faith in the future  of the coal fields. It should  stimulate the optimism of those  who have thus far found the  future of the land reassuring and  above all it should justify the  ambitions ot those who will direct the operation of this great  industry and secure to them the  realization of their fondest hopes  and a bountiful harvest in their  seasons of activity.^  service. The public know how  well their interests and convenience have been served."  Land Act Notice -  nicolaXnd kamloops land district.  Dislricc of Yale.  Take "notice that Joseph  Lo. .an Thompson of  Vancouver, occupation, farmer, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the followint. described  lands: ���_.-....  Commencing at a post planted at the southwest corner of Lot 761, about two miles south of  Samette Lake, thence 80 chains North, thence 40  chains West, thence 80 chains South, thence 40  chains East, to point of commencement, and  containing 320 acres more or less.  JOSEPH LOGAN THOMPSON.  Frank Bailey, Agent.  i Dated March 16th. 1910.  * The statement of Charles Cam-  sell, government geologist, embodied in a story printed elsewhere in these columns should  occasion widespread satisfaction  amongst the people of Nicola  valley. To possess the largest  coal basin in the interior of this  great province means an assett  It is imperative that an immediate improvement be effected in the sidewalks in Merritt.  In laying the awalks in the first  place a wrong system was followed in the "matter of crossings.  Instead of maintaining the crossings on the same level with the  walk and banking on both sides,  light stringers were laid several  inches below the level of the  walk. The result is that in the  dark these crossings are a menace to pedestrians and many  nasty accidents have already occurred. Then too, these crossings would be an aggravation  during the winter months as well |  as in the spring when, conditions  under  foot are   always at their  WOl'St.  Severe  attacks  of rheumatism  are often  responsible   for   cases   of   organic   heart  trouble.     At-any-rate   it   is   foolish   to  " grin and bear it."  RHEUMATIC REMEDY  would likely   cure  your  case. It has proved  beneficial   in   all    forms    of Rheumatism ���  muscular,   inflammatory   and gouty.     A  big  bottle costs only $1.00.  Anything  you  buy  with the name  will  give   you  entire  satisfaction.  Sold and guaranteed by  2284  Gemmill & Rankine  Merritt  Speaking of Chas. Stevens,  superintendent of the government telephone service the  Princeton Star has the following:  "One instance out of many may  be cited where officialism domin-  atos and the minister has to  obey. The superintendent of the  Dominion telephone line, Mr.  Stevens, holds two positions, one  for the government and the  other for a private line, drawing  pay from both. ��� How can this  man serve two masters? Naturally, where his affections are,  that is where his money is invested, he will  render  the  best  The destruction of the house fly is a public duty.  Almost every American State Board of Health is carrying  on a crusade against him.  His filthy origin and habits, and the fact that his body  is generally laden with disease-producing germs, makes him  one of the greatest enemies of the human race.  If the housekeepers of Canada will use  persistently, this peril would be tremendously reduced.  Tjfo those who contemplate  ^ homemaking it is well that  they give rfirst 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  Sg^H_8ESE_3HBE_  The Coming Residential District of the Town of Merritt  on the market what is to be  known as Merritt Terrace and its  location as well as the general  character of the district stamp  it as one of the important future  residential communities of the  town.  Situated on a lofty bluff overlooking the town and commanding a position of unrivalled scenic  wealth Merritt Terrace appeals  in no mean sense to the man who  is looking for a home site. The  character of the soil is in itself  worthy of a first consideration  and general conditions are. of  such a nature as to be fully reassuring. The lots all have a  frontage of one hundred feet  and range from one hundred to  two hundred and eighty feet in  depth.  Real   Choice Building  "���jm*e have fixed the purchase  W* 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.  "Tnille^ineTi'to^become 6he~of"  the most active commercial centres of the upper country so that  you secure permanency in locating a home here.  Every buy is a good one. Some  of the first citizens of the town  have already advised us that they  will build on Merritt Terrace and  it is necessary that you buy at  once if you want to get one of  the choice situations.  Come and see us and we will  be only too glad to drive you out  to the spot and show you everything. It is but a few minutes  from the heart of the ���', business  district. '  LAND CO., LTD.  Offices over Bank of Montreal.  MERRITT, B. C. Friday, . September 9, 1910  gars an  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  stccos  We have installed an up-to-date cigar case and  are in a position to supply your wants with well  keep smokers supplies.  All the better brands Cigars, Tobaccos and  Cigarettes stocked. Just try us, no matter how  small, you'll come back.  Gemmill & Rankine  Druggists.  Agent for Mason & Risch Piano. MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Smith    has   gone  coast for a short  Mrs. Bert  down to the  stay.   .;  Archie Little returned from  the coast by Saturday night's  train.  A. L. Dingee returned* this  week from the coast and is once  again busy in the real estate  mart.  Mrs. Whitmore returned by  Tuesday's train to her home in  Kamloops after visiting for a few  days with Mrs. Jos. Collett.  Miss Ruby Howse has gone  ba6k to Toronto to resume her  studies at Westminster college.  She left by Wednesday morning's  train.  , Methodist Church���Services  Sunday, September 11: Nicola  11 a. m.; Lower Nicola 3 p  m.;  John W. Hedley,  Merritt 7 p. m  M. A., Pastor.  Miss Annie Ross of the staff of  the.Burrard Sanitarium at Vancouver has been visiting with her  parents at Middlesboro. She  returns to the coast tomorrow.  Frank Bailey returned Saturday night with his bride after a  pleasant honeymoon on the coast.  They have taken up their resi-  "lien'ce'^ih^the Logan -house- on  Quilchena Ave.   '  Jos. Food will be back from  Montreal today and expects to  come up to Merritt tonight or  tomorrow. He has completed  his plans for opening up a wholesale liquor house here.  William Mclntyre was down at  Vancouver over the week end  with Mrs. Mclntyre who is still  in tne hospital. Mrs. Mclntyre  continues to improve, in health  much to the gratification of her  many friends.  Miss Mable Beattie spent the  week end at her home in Kamloops returning on Monday. Miss  Beattie's brother, John Beattie,  manager of the . Bank of Commerce at Greenwood, with his  wife, is now visiting at Kamloops.  Richard Trodden of Walhachin  and well known, through N icola  valley called on his old friends  at Nicola and Merritt'for several days this week- He went  back to Walhachin by today's  train.  Matt Stewart a former resident of Nicola is in the valley  looking up old acquaintances all  of whom are glad to welcome  him back. Mr. Stewart has retained considerable interests in  this district and he is now engaged in looking over;-them.  -Dr.' Williams has arrived in  Mei-ritt from Ladysmith and has  taken up his permanent residence here. He has accepted  the office of medical superintendent of the Middlesboro mines and  will conduct a private practice  locally as well.  Carson S. Hubbs left by Wednesday morning's train for Vancouver and he expects to be away  for some little time. Mr. Hubbs  has been successful in consummating a number of important  land deals during the past few  weeks.  G. C. Tunstall is back from a  -lengthy visit-to-thePacifiestates.-  He took in the Reno fight after  which he spent some time in  California. It is Mr. Tunstall's  plan to shortly visit Nicola again  and to go through to the Similkameen.  visit of Miss Beattie to Ashcroft  the Journal says that Miss Beat-  tie speaks highly of the progress  and development in the Nicola  valley and particularly at Merritt, the metropolis.  Thos. Curnew of Spences  Bridge was up in the valley this  week.  The nimrods are having a busy  time of it these days. Ducks and  grouse are very plentiful this  year and a number of good bags  have been reported.  Constable Walter Clark went  up the Coldwater river yesterday morning on official business.  During his absence Special Constable H. W. Suttcliffe was on  duty.  The heavy rains during the  fore part of the week emphasized in no mean way the inadequacy of the crossings that have  been placed at different points  along the sidewalks. In constructing the sidewalks a wrong-  system was followed in referenc  to the crossings and unless an  improvement is effected pedestrians will find it very uncomfortable underfoot during the  winter months. Then too the  crossings are set too low with  the result that  in  the  darkness  REPORT WAS FALSE  Premier McBride has denied  the report that the Kettle Valley  railway will not build up the  north fork of the Kettle river..  "We are absolutely assured that  this section of the line will be  built in strict compliance with  the agreement."  ontrea  AT THE MIDWAY END  Actual construction has started on the Kettle Valley railway  between Midway and Bull creek.  The Greenwood Ledge says that  large quantities of railroad  material have reached Midway  and that the surveyors are busy.  "The right of way from Richter,  Bubar, Power, Dressar, Wishert,  Larsen and others has already  been purchased. The rails will  be laid between Midway and  Rock Creek this fall and the  work rushed as fast as possible"  The Ledge goes on to say.  MERRITT'S NEW DOCTOR  in  of   night   they   are   a   positive  menace.  Mrs. Ross gave a social dance  in the Middlesboro club building  Wednesday evening in honor of  her daughter, Miss Annie Ross,  who was returning to Vancouver.  The floor was in splendid shape  and the music was all that could  be desired. Amongst those who  contributed in the musical were  Messrs. Barclay, McNeill, Daniels  and others. During the evening  John Smith sang two solos being  well received, Miss Gray acted  as accompanist. The evening  was a pleasant one in every way  and the guests appreciated to the  full the kindly hospitality of  their popular hostess. Refreshments were_servedv at midnight,  and'dancing continued until after  one o'clock  NEW INDIAN AGENT  The work of building the  foundation for the new departmental store of G. B. Armstrong  is well under way. It is Mr.  Armstrong's plan to; rush the  building as expeditiously as possible so as to have it ready for  occupancy by the late autumn.  Even the ladies of Merritt are  optimists and do not forget to  boost their town when they are  visiting abroad. Speaking of the  Dressmaking  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.  Poll Opening  Tuesday and Wednesday,  September 12 and  13.  Archibald Irwin Releases Nicola  Valley in Reorganization  The department of Indians affairs as far as it affects the local  district has been reorganized and  the agency that for years has  been in charge of Archibald  Irwin of Kamloops has been subdivided and will in future be  under the direction of three officials.  Dr. K. C. Macdonald of Ver-5  non has been given the general  inspectorship  for the  new  dis-  Dressmaking  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 Ave. Merritt, B.  C.  trict and will have supervision  over the three sub-agencies. The  Nicola district, peculiarly enough,  is placed in the Lytton agency  and will be in charge of E. B.  Drummond of Kamloops. Mr.  Drummond will make his headquarters at Lytton and his constituency will extend from Spat-  sum to Agassiz and through the  Nicola country to Douglas Lake.  The Kamloops disti'ict will extend along the mainline from  Spatsum to Sicamous embracing  the Kamloops district and on up  the North Thompson. Mr. Irwin  will retain control of that agency.  Another district to be known as  the Vernon Agency has been  created and will cover the  remainder of the old Kamloops  district. It will be in charge of  J. R. Brown of Summerland.  The retirement of Mr. Irwin  from this district will be sincerely regretted. Widely known  and universally esteemed he was  ever faithful and just in the discharge of duty and earned the  high regard of all with whom he  came into contact as well as the  respect and confidence of the  Indians themselves. That he  will have the same measure of  success in his new sphere is the  wish of every resident of Nicola  valley.  Speaking of the departure of  Dr. Williams from Ladysmith to  take up his residence in Merritt,  the Ladysmith Chronicle has the  following:  ' 'The announcement is made  that Dr. C. S. Williams will leave  at once for Merritt, B. C, where  he will engage in the practice of  his profession.    To  very many  Dr.  Williams'  determination  to  leave Ladysmith will be a matter of sincere regret.    For about  two years  he has acted as assistant to Dr.* Frost,   and during  that time he has achieved marked success as a fphysician and a  surgeon.       In   addition   to   his  duties as assistant physician to  the   Wellington    Colliery   Company, Dr. Williams has' held the  office of medical health officer of  Ladysmith,   and has  done very  much  to   improve the sanit-ry  conditions of the city.   In fact  anything having for /its object  the-, ad van cement-^ ef^the^it^*^  interests" has found in Dr. Williams a strong champion.   With  Dr. Frost he has worked hard to  secure a hospital for Ladysmith,  and  the   fact   that   this   much  needed institution  is  now being  constructed is due in   a great  measure to those two gentlemen.  In bidding Dr.   Williams adieu,  the   Chronicle   only   voices  the  feeling of the citizens generally  when it expresses the most sincere hopes for his success in his  new home."  Established   1817. Head  Office:    Montreal  PAID UP CAPITAL $14,400,000. REST $12,000,000  Sir Edward ClouMon, Bart. . President and General Manager.  Branches in all the principal cities and towns in Canada,  also in London,' Eng., New York, Chicago and Spokane.  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  BRANCHES IN 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  ATER  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. MclNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  THE FALL FAIRS  The dates of the fail 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.  .  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 new waterway is proposed  by which the Columbia river will  be utilized to provide a water  route from Revelstoke to Portland.  The federal government will  shortly install stamp vending  machines by .which stamps will  be delivered automatically when  the proper postage is paid.  The Earl of Dunmore who  recently visited British Columbia  told the Winnipeg press that McBride was the coming man of  Canada.  The new sanatorium at Tranquille will be formally opened on  Wednesday next. Special arrangements have been made.  Astronomers attending the  sessions of the International  Union for Solar Researches had  a good view of Saturn the other  morning. They obtained a seven-  tenths view as against four-  tenths, the previous record.  Merritt Restaurant  A satisfied customer is the best advertisement  you can have���ask any of our regular boarders. They will tell you that they get the best  ��f service at the Merritt Restaurant. Delicacies  of the season always on hand.    Bread for Sale.  ANDREW HOGAN  Quilchena Ave.  PROPRIETOR  Merritt, B. C.  NEW TONSORIAL PARLORS  I  I  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  WILLIAM BROWN  PROPRIETOR  No mater what you may require we can do it-do it well,  le Nicola Valley News. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, September 9, 1910  THE LION AND  THE  By CHARLES KLEIN  A Story of American Life Novelized From th* Plav by  ARTHUR  HORNBLOW.  COPYRIGHT." 1906.    BY    G.    W.    DILLINGHAM    COMPANY.  Continued from last week.  on him that Miss Green would De an  ideal daughter-in-law and at the same  time suatcli his sou from the clutches  ��� of the liossniore womau.  Jefferson .during all those weeks was  growing ���more and more impatient. He  knew that any day now Shirley might  take her departure" from their house  and return to Massapequa. If the impeachment proceedings went against  uer father it was more than likely that  he would lose her forever, and if. on  the contrary, the judge were acquitted  Shirley never would be willing to marry him without his father's consent,  and this, he felt, he would never obtain. He resolved therefore to have a  final interview with his father and  rpHnre boldly his intention of making  ���������.''! ���  wife regardless of  -.-..me  one evening  ���.U't- senior was sitting;  "���Bow dare you presume to judge my ao*  tlons?"  alone in the library reading; Mrs. Ry-f  der.; had.' gone to the theater with a.  friend; Shirley, as usual, was writing  in her room, giving the final touches to  her now completed "History of the  Empire Trading Company." Jefferson  took the bull by the horns and boldly  accosted his redoubtable parent.  'May I have a few minutes of your  ���time, father?"  Ityder senior laid aside the paper he  was reading and looked up. It was  unusual for his son to come to him on  any errand, and he liked to encourage it.  "Certainly. Jefferson.   What is It?"  "I want to appeal to you, sir. I want  you to use your influence before it ia  too''late-to save Judge Rossmore. A  word from you at this time would do  wonders in Washington."  The financier swung half round in hia  chair, the smile of greeting faded out  of his face, and his voice was hard as  he replied coldly: ;  "Again? I thought we had agreed  not to discuss Judge Rossmore any further?"  "I can't help it, sir," rejoined Jefferson, undeterred by his sire's hostile attitude. "That poor old man is practically on trial for his life. He is as,  ni_uoeent=oF=wrongdoing=as=a=caild=u&-=  born, and you know It. You could save1  him if you would."  "Jefferson," answered Ryder senior,  biting his lip to restrain his impatience,,  "I told you before that I could not interfere even if I would, and I won't,  because that mau is my enemy. Important business interests which you  cannot possibly know anything about,  demand his dismissal from the bench."  "Surely your business interests don't  demand the sacrifice of a man's life!"  retorted Jefferson." "I know modern  business methods are none too squeamish, but I should think you'd draw the  line at deliberate murder!"  Ryder sprang to his f-^et and for a  moment stood glaring at the young  man. His lips moved, but no sound'  came from them. Suppressed wrath  rendered him speechless. What was  the world coming to when a son could  talk to his father in this manner?  "How dare you presume to judge my  actions or to criticise my methods?"  he burst out finally.  "You force me to do so," answered'  Jefferson hotly. "I want to tell yon  that I am heartily ashamed of this  whole affair and your connection with  it, and since you refuse to make reparation in the only way possible for  the wrong you and your associates  have done Judge Rossmore���that is, by  saving him in the senate���I think it  only fair to warn you that I take back  my word in regard to not marrying  without your consent. I want you to  know that I intend to marry Miss Rossmore as soon as she will consent to become my wife���that is," he added, with  bitterness, "if I can succeed in overcoming her prejudices against my fans.-1  iiy"-  Ryder senior laughed contemptuously.  "Prejudices against a thousand million dollars?" he exclaimed skeptically.  "Yes," replied Jefferson decisively,,  "prejudices against our family, against  you    and    your    business    practicM.*  Money is not everytmng. one aay you  will find that out. I* tell you definitely  that I intend to make Miss Rossmore  my wife."  Ryder senior made no reply, and as  Jefferson had expected an explosion,  this unnatural calm rather startled  him. He was sorry he had spoken so  harshly.   It was his father, after all.  "You've forced me to defy you, father," he added.   "I'm sorry"���  Ryder senior shrugged his shoulders  and resumed his seat. ���' He lit another  cigar and with affected carelessness he  said:  "All right. Jeff, my boy, we'll let it  go at that. You're sorry���so am I.  You've shown me your cards���I'll sh_ w  -on mine."   ���''���''���'',".'  His    composed,    unruffled    manner  ��� i��hed. He suddenly threw off  ���"���-"���'��� and revealed the tempest  that was raging within. He leaned  across the desk, .his face convulsed  with uncontrollable passion, a terrifying picture of human;;wrath. Shaking  his.fist at his son he shouted:  "When I get through with Judge  Rossmore at Washington, I'll start  after his daughter. ��� Tjhis time tomorrow he'll be a disgraced man. A week  later she will be a notorious woman.  Then we'll see if you'll be so eager to  marry her!"  "Father!" cried Jefferson.  "There is sure to be something in her  life that won't bear inspection,"  sneered Ryder. "There is in everybody's life. I'll find out what it is.  Where is she today? She can't be  found. No one knows where she is���  not even her own mother. Something  is wrong���the girl's no good!" -.  Jefferson started forward as if to  resent these insults to the woman he  loved, but, realizing that it was his  own father, he stopped short and his  hands fell powerless at his side.  "Well, Is that all?" inquired Rydet  senior, with a sneer.?'  "That's all," replied Jefferson, "I'm  going.    Goodby."  "Goodby," answered-his father Indifferently. "Leave your address with  your mother."  Jefferson left the room and Ryder  ���enior, as if exhausted by the violence  of his own outburst; sank .back limp  in bis; chair. The crisis he dreaded  had come at last His son had openly  defied his authority and was going to  marry the daughter of his enemy. He  mast do something to prevent it; th��  marriage must not take .place, but what  could he d��? The boy .was of age and  legally his own master. He could do  nothing, to restrain hia actions unless  they: pot him in an insane, asylum; He  would rather see his son there, be  mused, than married to the Rossmore  woman.  Presently there was a timid knock  at the library door. Ryder rose from  his seat and went to see who was  there. To his surprise it was Miss  Green.  "May I come in?" asked Shirley.  "Certainly, by all means.   Sit down."  He drew up a chair for her, and bis  manner was so cordial that it was easy  to see she was a welcome visiter.  "Mr. Ryder," she began in- a low,  tremulous voice, "I have come to see  you on a very important-matter. I've  been waiting to see you all evening,  and as I shall be here only a short time  7onj^r~I_wa��t=to=^k^ouTa=great=fa'==  vor, perhaps the .gre��*iest you were  ever asked. I want to ask you for  mercy���for mercy to"���  She stopped and glanced nervously  at him, but she saw he was paying no  attention to what she was saying. He  was puffing heavily at his cigar, entirely preoccupied with bis own  thoughts. Her sudden sUeace aroused  him.   He apologized:  "Ob, excuse me! I didn't quite catch  what you were saying."  She said nothing, wondering what  had happened to render him so absent-  minded. He read the question in her  face, for, turning toward her, be exclaimed:  "For the first time In my life I am  face to face with defeat���defeat of thc  most ignominious kind���incapacity���inability to regulate my own internal affairs. I can rule a government, but 1  can't manage my own family���my own  son. I'm a failure. Tell me," he added, appealing to her, "why can't I  rule my own household, why can't I  govern my own child?"  "Why can't you govern yourself?"  said Shirley quietly.  Ryder looked keenly at her for a moment without answering her question;  then, as If prompted by a sudden inspiration, he said:  "You cab help me, but not by preaching at me. This is the first time in my  life I ever called on a living soul for  help. I'm only accustomed to deal with  men. This time there's a woman in the  ease, and I need your woman's wit"���  "How can I help you?" asked Shirley.  "I don't know," he answered with  suppressed excitement. "As I told you,  I am up against a blank wall. I can't  see my way." He gave a nervous little laugh and went on: "I'm ashamed  of myself���ashamed! Did you ever  read the. fable of the Lion and the  Mouse? Well, I want you to gnaw  with your sharp woman's teeth at the  cords which bind the son of John Bur  kett Ryder to tins Kossmore woman. 1  want you to be the mouse���to set me  free of this disgraceful entanglement."  "How?" asked Shirley'calmly.  "Ah, that's just it���how?" he replied.  "Can't you think���you're a woman���  you have youth, beauty���brains." He  stopped and eyed her closely until she  reddened from the embarrassing scrutiny. Then he blurted out: "By George!  Marry him yourself���force him to let  go of this other woman! Why not?  Come, what do you say?"  This unexpected suggestion came  upon Shirley with all the force of a  violent shock. She immediately saw  the falseness of her position. This man  was asking for her band for his son  under the impression that she was another woman. It would be dishonorable of her to keep up the deception any  longer. She passed her hand over her  face to conceal her confusion.  "You���you must give me time to  think," she stammered. "Suppose I  don't love your son. I should want  something���something to compensate."  "Something to compensate?" echoed:  Ryder, surprised and a little disconcerted. "Why, the boy will inherit  millions���I don't know how many."  "No���no. not money," rejoined Shirley. "Money only compensates those  who love money. It's something else���  a man's honor, a man's life! It means  nothing to you."  ' He gazed at her, not understanding.  : Full of his own project, he had mind  rfor nothing else. Ignoring therefore  1he question of compensation, what-  ���?vf-r she iiiight niean by that, he con-  ItinuVil:  "Yon <-:m win him if you make up  your mind to. A woman with your resources can blind him to any other  woman."  "But if he 'loves Judge Kossmore's  daughter?" objected Shirley.  "It's for- you to make him forget her.  and you can," replied the financier confidently. "My desire is to separate  him from this Rossmore woman at any  cost. You must help me." His sternness relaxed somewhat, and his eyes  rested on her kindly. "Do you kuow. I  should be glad to think you won't have  to leave us. Mrs. Ryder has takeu a  fancy to you, and I myself shall miss  you when you go."  "You ask me to be your sou's wife  and,you know nothing of my family,''  said Shirley.       .  "I know you. That is sufficient." he  replied.  "No, no, you don't," returned Shirley,  "nor do you know your son. He has  more constancy, more strength of character, than you think and far more  principle than you have."  "So much the greater the victory for  you," he answered good humoredly.=.  "Ah," she said reproachfully, "you  do not love your son."  "I do love him." replied; Ryder warm  ly. "it's, because I love him that I'm  such a*fool,.in.>this matter. .Don't you  see.that Jf.h.eniaiTies this girl it would  separate' us"and r should lose! hiiii? i  don't want to lose him. If I welcomed  her to my house, it would make' me the  laughing stock of all my friends and  business associates. Come, will you  join forces with nie'Y":..  Shirley shool* liev. head and was about  to reply when the telephone bell rang.  Ryder took up the receiver and spoke  to the butler dowustairs:  "Who's that? Judge Stott? Tell  him I'm, too busy to see any one.  What's that? A -nan's life at stake?  What's, that to do with ' me? ��� Tell  him"-  On    hearing   Stott's   name.   Shirley  nearly  betrayed  herself.    She turned  pale and half started up from her chair.  Something serious must have happened  to  bring her father's legal adviser to  the Ryder-residence at such .*n hour'.  She  thought  he  was  in   Washington  Could it be that the proceedings in the  senate   were   ended   and    i'ie    result  known?   She could hardly conceal hoi  anxiety   and   instinctively   she   placed  her hand on Ryder's arm.  =^"No7=Mfr'Ryderrdo=see=J udge=Stoi-.4=  You must see him.   I know who he is  Your son has told me.    Jo-lge Stott is  one of Judge Rossmdre's advisers.   Sec  him.     You   may   find   out   snmethin  about   the   girl.     You   may   find   on;  where she is.    If Jefferson   linds  oni  you  have  refused  to see  her  father'-;  frienc' at such a critical   time.  It   w!"  only make hliu sympathize inotv der;  ly with the Rossniores. aud you Un,  sympathy is akin to love.   That's wh  you want to avoid. Isn't It?"  Ryder still held the telephone, lie 1  tnting what to do. What she siii.t  sounded  like good sense.  'Upon my word"��� he said. "You  may be right and yet"���  "Am I to help you or nr.t?" domain;  ed Shirley. "You said yuu wan fed a  woman's  wit."  "Yes." said Kydcr. "lint siii!"-  "Then you had better see him." she  sit Id emphatically.  Kyder turned tn the telopln>..o.  "Hello, .lorkins. are you llioro'. 'Show  Judge Stott up here." lie laid tile re  reiver down and turned again to S'ii���  ley. "That's one thing I dmi'i II;;-  about you." he said, "i allow y<>ii i..  <le.-i.le against ine. ��� niid then I :�����.���.���.���  with you." ' S-.hi�� said notiiii g. mil In-  ivciit on looking at hot aduii.ingly. "i  .predict that you'll bring that boy to  your feet within a in. tit!i. . I don't  know why, lu.t.l seem to feel that li>-  Is attracted to you aiready. Thanl.  : heaven! Yon haven't a lot of trouble-  .mme 'relations' I Ihh.U .\on said ,\ou  \vcre almost alone iu the world. Don't  look so serious." he addad laughing  ������..e_r is a line lellow and. believe mr  .111 excellent lalih as the world goes."  Shirley raised her baud as if entreat  itig him to desist.  "Oh. don't���dou't���please! My position Is so false: You don't know how  ialso It is!" she cried.  At that Instant the library door was  t.irowu open and the butler appeared,  ushering; iu stott.    The lawyer looked  anxious, and nis aisneveied appear-  nuce indicated-that he had come direct  from the train. Shirley scanned his  lace narrowly in the hope that sh>-  might read there what had happened,  lie walked right past her, giving m-  sigh of recognition, and advanced di  recit toward Ryder, who had risen and  remained standing at his desk.  "Feihaps I had better go?" ventured  Shirley, although tortured by anxiety  to "hear the news from Washington.  "No," said Ryder quickly, "Judge  Stott will detain me but a very, few  moments."  Having delivered himself of this delicate hint, he looked toward his visitor  as if inviting him to come to the point  as rapidly as possible.  "I must apologize for intruding at  this unseemly Tiour, sir," said Stott.  "but time is precious. The senate  meets tomorrow to vote. If anything  is to be done for Judge Rossmore it  must be doue tonight."  "I fail to see why you address yourself to me in this matter, sir," replied  Ryder, with asperity. ,.  "As Judge Rossmore's friend and  counsel." answered Stott, "I am impelled to ask your help at this critical  moment."  "The matter is in the hands of the  United States senate, sir," replied Ky  der coldly.  "They rare against him!" cried Stott  "Not one senator I've spoken to holds  out any hope for him. If he is convicted it will mean his death. Inch by  inch his life is leaving bim. The only  thing that can save him is the good  news of the senate's refusal.to find him  guilty."  Stott was talking so excitedly and  loudly tnat neither he nor Ryder bear}  the  low   moan   that  came   from   tt.��  corner of the room where Shirley was  standing listening.  "1 can do nothing." repeated Ryder  coldly, and ue turned his back and be-  gan: to examine some papers lying on  his desk as if to notify the caller that  the iuterview was ended. But Stott  was not so easily discouraged. He  went on:  "As 1 understand it, they will vote on  strictly party lines, and the party in  power is against him. He's a marked  ���man.' You have the power to help  him." Heedless 'of. Ryder's gesture ol'  impatieuee, he continued: ������"When I-left  his bedside, tonight, sir. I promised to  return to him with good news. I have  told him that the seuate ridicules the  charges against him. I must return to  him with good news. He is very ill tonight, sir." "He halted for a .'moment  and glanced in Shi'-'ey's direction, and.  slightly raising his voice so she might  hear,, he added. "If he gets worse, we  shall send for his daughter."     >  "Where 'is bis daughter?" demanded  ���Ryder.' suddenly interested.  "She is .working in her father's in  torests." replied Stott, and, he addei)  significantly. "I believe with some, hope  of success." '���.....-">������-.;.-.  f   ,  '.'.'He gave .'.Shirleya quick, questioning  look. She nodded affirmatively. Ryder,  .who .'had seen nothing of this byplay,  said with a sneer:  ''Surely you didn't come here tonig'_J  to tell ine this?"  "No. sir, I did not." He took fron:  his pocket two letters���the two whicli  Shirley had sent him���and held them  out for Ryder's inspection. "These letters from Judge Rossmore to you," he  said, "show you to be acquainted��� with  the fact that he bought those shares as  an investment���and did not receive  them as a bribe."  When he caught sight of the letters  and he realized what they were, Rydet  changec color. Instinctively his eyes  sought the drawer on the left hand  side of his desk. In a voice that was  unnaturally calm he asked:  "Why don't you produce them before  the senate?"  "It  was   too  late,"   explained   Stott.  handing them to the financier.   "I  received them only two days ago.   But If  you come forward and declare"���   Ryderjnade_an_effort^to_control__him-  self.  "I'll do nothing of the kind. I refuse  to move in the matter. That is liual.  And now, sir." he added, raising his  voice and pointing to the letters, "I  wish to know how comes it that you  had In your possession private correspondence addressed to me?"  "That I cannot answer," replied Stott  promptly.  "From whom did you receive these  letters?" demanded Ryder.  Stott was dumb, while Shirley clutched at her chair as If she would fall.  The financier repeated the question.  "1 must decline to answer," replied  Stott finally.  Shirley left her place and came slowly forward. Addressing Ryder, she  said:  "1 wish to make a statement."  The financier gazed at her in astonishment What could she know about  it,  he   wondered,   and  ho   waited   with  Water Notice.  Notice is hereby priven that an application will  be made under Part V. of the "Water Act, 1909,"  to obtain a licence in the Kamloops Division of  Yale District.  [a] The name, address and occupation of the  applicant Richard Hazlehurst of Nicola, rancher.  Lb] The name of the lake, stream or source [if  unnamed, the description is[ Small Creek lyintr at  the north of my preemption No. 818.  [c] The point of diversion about half a mile  from my preemption No. 818.  [d] The quantity of water applied for [in cubic  feet per second] one.  [e] The character of the proposed works, dam  and ditch or flume.  [f. The premises on which the water is to be  used���describe same���preemption No. 818,  g. The purposes for which the water is to be  used, irrigation and domestic.  h. If for irrigation describe the land intended  to be irrigated, giving acreage, all of preemption  No. 818, about 80 acres.  j. Area of Crown land intended to be occupied  by the proposed works, none.  k This notice was posted on the 17th day of  August, 1910, and application will bc made to the  Commissioner on the 16th day of September, 1910.  ��� 1. Give the names and addresses of any riparian  proprietors or licensees who or whose lands nre  likely to be affected by the proposed works, either  above or below tho outlet, none.  RICHARD HAZLEHURST  Nicola, B. C.  "You liave the power to help him.''  curiosity to hear what she was going  to say. But Stott instantly realized  that she was about to take the blame  upon herself, regardless of the consequences to the success of their cause.  This must be prevented at all hazards,  even if another must be sacrificed, so,  interrupting her, he said hastily to  ityder:  "Judge Rossmore's life and honor  ire at stake, and no false sense of del-  <-acy must cause the failure of my ob-  ,ect to save him. These letters were  -cut to me by���your son."  "From my son!" exclaimed Ryder,  --.artiiig. For a moment he staggered  s if bo bad received a blow. . He was  >:> ntta-h overcome to speak or act  .hen:', recovering himself, he rang a  ell and turned to Stott with renewed  ��� urv.  (To be continued.)  When in NortT? Fend .'stop at-  SP R. Hotel  _��� u .���...., ye: .'.! o ;.e>t ati^-  faction for your money. Local  trains stop   thirty .ninutes. for  ti.li;. il.      Vw      '���.-v.-   t' <���   11: UK;   of  keep1.!.?..     ' e ��>f  li'e   : >-. ���   ��� os1-  i-hiee :���.!.'!:g the line.  J. C. Clarence  Manager  The B. and B.  Automobile Co.  r*  SHOW ROOMS  New Masonic Temple Bldg.  Cor.  Georgia and Seymour Sts.  Vancouver, B. G.  P. 0. Box 367.  The The The  REO FORD        WHITE  The Beauty Spot of British Columbia  HOPE  Picturesquely situated along the banks of. the Fraser River and  a history as romantic as the place is beautiful.  Coiquahalla Hotel  We can offer you scenic beauty, comfort and pleasure���what  more do you want.    Good hunting and fishing.    Future railroad centre.  Fred. Parnaby, Proprietor  Coiquahalla Hotel Hope, B. C.  Spend  your summer vacation at  SAVONAS  along the shores of Kamloops Lake.    Splendid fishing and hunting.  Pleasure spot for sportsmen  Lakeview Hotel  Provides  for your every want while you are enjoying the  beauty  [of [this popular resort.  Adam   FergUSOn, Proprietor  Here's a Snap  ���A Real Genuine Snap  Six Inside Lots In  Will be sold at a Sacrifice.  Hazelton is destined to be one tf the greatest commercial  centres in the north���the head of navigation on the Skeena  River.  This offer will  only hold good for a few days and it is a  . chance to get in on the ground floor.  Six Lots in the business district of the town  will handle them.    Price $150 each or $900 for the lot and one-third  down,  Address:  Box D, Nicola Valley News.  SUBSCRIBE FOR THE NEWS ONLY $2.00 -Friday, September-9, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  8  Land Act  Nicola Land District  District of Yale  Take notice that Robert Frank Morrison of Kelowna, B.C., occupation  Merchant, intends to apply for 'permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  northwest corner of lot 1154 thence  east forty-three (43) chains and seventy (70) links to the west boundary of  the land applied for by Louis * Holman,  thence north sixty-six (66) chains and  fifty-five (55) links to the north west  corner of Frederic Armstrong's land,  thence west forty-three (43) chains  and (70) links, thence south sixth-six  (66) chains and fifty-five (55) links to  the point of commencement and containing two hundred and ninety (290)  acres more or less.  ���       Robert Frank Morrison  June 13, 1910.  Land Act Notice.  Nicola Land DisLrict.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Maxwell Adams, of  12 South Parade, Southsea, England,  occupation Barrister-at-Law, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands :  Commencing at a post planted on the  North side of the Quilchena river, about  4 miles East of Lot  696,   thence North  80 chains, thence East 40 chains, thence  South 80 chains, thence West 40 chains.  Maxwell Adams  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  June 6th, 1910.        21-30  80 chains, thence East 80 chains, thence  North 80 chains.  Lewis Ord.  Archibald W. McVitte, Agent.  June 7, 1910. ^      71-30  Land Act  Nicola Land District  District of Yale  Take notice that Frederic Armstrong  of Kelowna, B. C., occupation Accountant, intends to apply for permission   to  purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  north east corner of - the land  applied  for* by   ' ewis   Holman,   thence   north  forty  (40)   chains,   thence  west  forty  (40)   chains,   thence   south   forty   (40)  . chains, thence .east forty (40) chains to  point of commencement and containing  . one hundred and sixty (160) acres more  or less.  Frederic Armstrong.  June 13, 1910.  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Leonie R.  Brother-  ton, of Broom Road, Teddington, England,   occupation  spinster,   intends  to  apply for permission  to  purchase  the  following described lands:  . Commencing at a post planted in the  middle of the West  boundary of Maxwell Adam's  application  of even date,  thence North 80 chains, thence West 80  chains, thence South  80 chains, thence  East 80 chains.  Leonie R. Brotherton.  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  June 6, 1910.        21-30  LAND ACT.  Nicola Land District;  Distoict of Yale.  Take notice that Frederic George Davis of  Kelowna, B. C., occupation merchant, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the Northeast  corner of Lot 1154, thence South 40 chains, thence  East"47 decimal 66 chains to the West boundary  of the land applied for by H. J. J..TiIlbrook,  thence Norrh 15 decimal 38 chains, thence East  16 chains to the Southwest corner of P. Du-  Moulin's land, thence North nine decimal one six  (9.16) chains, thence West three decimal seven  nought (3.70) chains to the point of commencement and containirg one hundred and thirty-  seven decimal four four 137.44 acres, more or  less.  FREDERIC GEORGE DAVIS.  Date June 13. 1910.       32. _ t  LAND ACT.  Nicola Land District.  - District of Yale.  TaV(e notice that Thomas Nicol Morrison of  Kelowna, B. U.. occupation merchant, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the following:  described lands:  Commencing: at a post planted 20 chains East of  the Northwest corner of the land applied for by  Frederic Armstrong, Ihence West 63 chains, 70  links to the Northwest coiner of the land applied  for by R. F, Morrison, thence North 40 chains,  thence East 63 chains 70 links, thenee South 40  chains to the point of commencement, containing  254 acres more or less.  THOMAS NICOL MORRISON.  Date June 13. 1910.  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice   that Lacey R. Johnson,  Railway  Engineer,   of Montreal, Quebec, intends to apply   for permission to  purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  Southeast corner of Leonie R. Brother-  ton's application of equal date, thence  South 80 chains, thence West 80 chains,  thence North 80 chains,  thence East 80  chains.  Lacey R. Johnson.  Archibald W. McVittia, Agent.  June 6th, 1910.        21-30. -  Land Act  Kamloops    Division  of   Yale    Land  . District.    District of Nicola.  TAKE notice that Solomon Shrimp-  ton of Nicola, occupation rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  described  lands:���  Commencing at a post planted 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.  o 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 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  Dis-  Land Notice  , Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that 60 days after date  Euphemia Beath of Vancouver, mar-  ried'woman, intends to apply 'for permission to purchase the following del.  scribed land: Commencing' at the  North-east corner of Lot 1776, thence  South 80 chains, thence East 80 chains,  thence North 80 chains, thence West  80 chains to point of commencement,  containing 640 acres more or less.   ���  Euphemia Beath, Applicant.  .    E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated June 14, 1910.       22-31  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.   .  Take notice that Julia Ord,   of Montreal, Quebec, married woman,  intends  to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands :  .  Commencing at a post planted about  20. chains North of the Southwest corner of Leonie R. Brotherton's application of June 6, thence North 80  chains, thence West 80 chains, thence  South 80 chains, thence East 80 chains.  Julia Ord.  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  June 7, 1910.       21-30.  Kamloops Division of  Yale   Land  trict.    District of Nicola  Take notice that sixty days after  date I, Catherine R. Winny, of Middlesboro, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described  lands:���  Commencing at a post planted 40  chains south of the south west corner  of Lot 977, running east 40 chains,  thence south 40 chains, thence west 40  chains, thence north 40 chains to point  of commencement.  CATHERINE R. WINNY  R. H. Winny, Agent.  Nicola, June 18, 1910.  Land Act  Kamloops division of  Yale   Land   District.     District of Nicola  Take notice that sixty days after date  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.  Autumn Days Bring  Autumn Weddings  Land Act  -   Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Grace  Johnson, of  Montreal, Quebec, spinster,   intends to  apply for permission  to purchase  the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post. planted one  mile South of the Southeast corner of  Julia Ord's application of equal date,  thence North 80 chains, thence West 80  chains, thence South 80 chains, thence  East 80 chains.  Grace Johnson.  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  June 7, 1910.       21-30  Land Act  Nicola   Division   of    Kamloops  Land District  District of Yale  Take notice that Philip Du   ou-  lin of Kelowna, B. C., occupation  Bank    anager, 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 Du   oulin,  David Barnes, Agent.  May 9th, 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  Geo.  which turns your mind to bridal gifts. Where to purchase the latter may puzzle you for a moment, but a  study of our illustrated catalogue solves the problem.  Our goods are of the finest quality, our prices positively moderate. Purchase by mail in Vancouver and  save money. All goods sent prepaid and money refunded if not entirely satisfactory.  Henry Birks & Sons, Limited  Jewelery Mail Order House  E. Trorey, Man. Dir. Vancouver, B. C  Ashcroft Hotel  Home of the travelling public.  Good comfortable rooms and excellent dining service.   Rates  are reasonable.    Just give us a call.    Representative meets  all trains.  McGillivary & Veasey, Proprietors.  Ashcroft, B. C.  Land Notice.  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that 60 days after date  Charles Beath of Vancouver, occupation  Student, intends to apply for permission" to purchase the following described land; commencing at a post planted  80 chains North of the N. E. corner of  Lot 1776, thence North 80 chains,  thence East 80 chains, thence South 80  chains, thence West 80 chains to point  of commencement, and containing 640  acres more or less. ."  Charles Beath, Applicant.  :,:��� , ���-ErBrTihgleyT^Agentr  Dated June 14, 1910.       22-31  Land Act *  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that R.   Ernest Johnson,  of Montreal, Quebec, Railway Engineer,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  Southeast corner of  Grace Johnson's  application of even date, thence South  80 chains, thence West 80 chains, thence  North 80 chains, thence East 80 chains.  R. Ernest Johnson.  Archiaald W. McVittie, Agent.  June 7, 1910.        21-30   -  Land Act  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 South'. 80 chains, thence East 80  chains to point-of commencement, containing 640 acres.  ETHEL W.  SAWYER.  Per Archibald W. McVittie.  July 11, 1910.       25-34  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.  District of Ashcroft.  Takt notice that Wallace R.  Parker of Vancouver,  B. C,  occupption carpenter,  intends to  apply for permission to purchase the following  de3  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,  tandcontaining160 acres more or less.  WALLACE R. PARKER.  R. G. Stanley Anthony, Agent.  Date May 17th. 1910. 19-28  Land Act  Land Act  Dis-  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  trict.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that I Sophia Steffens of  Mamette Lake Road, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  N. E. corner of Pre-emption record 565,  thence 40 chains East, thence 40 chains  South, thence 40 chains West, thence  40 chains North to commencement of  initial post.  Sophia Steffens.  .    \ C. P. H. Steffens, Agent.  June 30, 1910. 22-31  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Leonard   Evans, ��� of  Vancouver, B. C, Piano Tuner, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands : y.  Commencing at a post planted at the  Southwe"st~cornW���of~I_ot"i;X37,���thence  West 80 chains, thence North 80 chains,  thence East 80 chains, thence South 80  chains. ���'.*'���������  Leonard Evans.  ArchibBld W. McVittie, Agent.  June 8, 1910.    21-23.  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, and containing eighty acres, more or less,  MAXWELL S. JENKINS.  June 13. 1910.  Land Act _>-._._  Nicola District.  Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that Charles" c-  Vittie, barristers clerk olJRen-  frew, 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.     cVittie  July 17, 1910.       27-36.  Land Act  TAKE notice that sixty days after date I, Charles Montague Winny, of Middlesboro, occupation  engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands :  Commencing at a post planted at the south  east corner of Pre-emption No. 235, and running  north 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.  Nico'arJune 17 thr!910, 19-28-^  Land Act  Coal Notice.  Thirty days after date I intend to  make application for a license to prospect for Coal and Petroleum on the  following described land; commencing  at a post planted at the North-east  corner of Lot 669, thence West ,40  chains, thence North 20 chains, thence  East ,20 chains thence North 10 chains,  thence East 20 chains, thence North 30  chains, thence East 20 chains, more or  less to the West line of Lot 1304,  thence South 40 chains, thence West 20  chains, thence South 20 chains to psint  of commencement, containing 160 acres  more or iess.  W. G. MURRAY,  June 15, 1910        22-27 Locator.  Land Act Notice  Yalo District.  Take notice that I, A. W. Strickland, of Nicola,  B C   ocf upation bank manager, intends to apply  forpermission to Purchase the following described  lands: .  Commencing at a post planted 40 chains north of  the northwest corn" of Lot 573, thence 40 chains  north, thence 40 cn��'ns east, thence 40 chains  south and thence 40 chains west to point of commencement.  A. W. STRICKLAND. Applicant.  Stanley Kirby, Agent.  Dated April 11th, 1910. 10-18  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops. Division of Yale.  Take  notice  that Thomas Evans, of  Vancouver, B. C,   gentleman,   intends  to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  Southwest corner of Lewis Ord's application, which is equivalent to the  Northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence  North 80 chains, thence West 80 chains,  thence South 80 chains, thence East 80  chains.  Thomas Evans.  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  June 8, 191J.       21-30  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 6937, 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   pemlssion  to purchase  the   following  described land:  Commencing at a post piantcd 80 chains East of  the N. E. Corner of Lot 1776, Otter Valley, running North 80 chains, thence East 80 chains,  thence South 80 ohains, thence West 80 chains to  point of commencement.   Containing 640 acres.  David Beath, Applicant  Per E. B. Tingley, Agent  Dated29th April. 1910. 14-22  . 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-  mnecing at a post planted about  one mile South of pre-emption  757 Upper Coldwater, thence  running South 40 chaihs, thence  West 40 chains, thence North 40  chains, thence East 40 chains to  point of commencement, and  contairiing=160=acres=more=or  less. ."'''.'���'���  "Charles James Stewart  R. G. Stanley Anthony, Agent  Date May 17, 1910.  I  SEPTEMBER 28, 29 anc U  HORSE RAGES BUCKING CONTEST  RELAY RAGE BAND CONGERTS  FREE*0UTD00R VAUDEVILLE.  THREE DAYS SOLID ENTERTAINMENT.  Reduced return fares from all points on the C. P. R.  For Prize Lists and programmes   address,  The Secretary  Agricultural Association, Kamloops, B. C.  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 vby wholesale in  and upon the property described  as Lot 8, Block 17, C.P.R. town-  site survey in the Town of Merritt.  j '        Joseph Food,   .  ! Applicant.  Dated this 11th day of Aug., '10  Land Act  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Marjory Evans, of  Vancouver, B. C, married  woman, intends to apply for  permission   to   purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted 20  chains South of the Northeast corner  of R. Ernest; Johnson's application of  equal date, thence East 40 chains,  thence South 40 chains, thence West 40  chains, thence North 40 chains.  Marjory Evans.  Aachibald W. McVittie, Agent.  June 7, 1910.       21-23  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale..  Take notice that Lewis Ord, of Montreal, Quebec, Mechanical Engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands :  Commencing at a post planted in the  middle of the West boundary of Grace  Johnson's application of even date,  thence West 80 chains,   thence  South  Land Act 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 the n orth shore of  Chain lake and running north  forty chains, thence east eighty  chains, thence south twenty  chains, thence wst five chains  more or less to I '^e shore of Chain  lake, thence wsterly along the  north shore d Chain lake eighty  chains moro <-r less to the point  of commen"ement, and containing 160 acres more or less. '  Frank William Fraser.  May th, 1910.  Land Act Notice  Nicola District.    Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Fanny itchell  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    itchell Adams.  Per Archibald W. McVittie.  July 17; 1910.       27-36  Nicola���Kamloops Land District.  District of Yale.  Take notice that Edith Bateman Morgan, of the  town of Merritt,  B. C,  occupation  married  woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase  the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the Southeast  corner of said lands, thence following the right  bank of the Nicola river. 30 chains to the North  west corner of Lot 170, Group 1, Kamloops Divi  sion of Yale District, thence Southerly 5 chains to  point of commencement, containing 5 acres more  or less.  EDITH BATEMAN MORGAN.  J. S. Morgan, Agent.  . August 30th, 1910.       29-38,     ........  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 noce that Josaph Logan Thom  Vancouver, occupation, farmer,  intend  for permission to purchase the following  n nds:  Commencing at a post planted at the southwest corner of Lot 751, about two miles south of  Eamette Lake, thence 80 chains North, thence 40  chains West, thence 80 chains South; thence 40  chains East, to point of commencement, and  containing 320 acres more or less.  JOSEPH LOGAN THOMPSON.  Frank Bailey, Agent.  Dated March 16th. 1910.  Land Act  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:  Commencing ata post planted at the Southwest corner of Lot 1900. thence east 80 chains,  thence south 40 chains, thence west 80 chains,  thence north 40 chams.^^ ^.^ ^^  R. H. Winny, Agent.  AugUBt 24. 1910. 28-37  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.  Dancey'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.  Prank Bailey, agent.  Dated August 1st, 1910. .<   27-36  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land Dis-  . trict���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  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 lands.  Commencing at a post at the  Northwest corner of Lot 1761,  near Aspen Grove, thence west  one 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 permission to purchase the following  described lands.    -..  Commencing at a post one mile  north of the northwest corner of  lot 1761 j near Aspen Grove,  thence north one -mile, thence  west one mile, thence south one  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.  HI!lJBVSTtWm.Vn.i;ASBV  August 5.1910. 28-37  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.  District of Nicola.  Take notice that H. W. E. Canavan of Victoria,  B. C, occupation civil engineer,  intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following descibed  lands:  i Commencing at a post planted at the N. W.  Corner Lot 354, thence North 20 chaiiiB, thence  West 20 chains, thence South 40 chains, thence  East 2U chains, thence North 20 chainB to point of  beginning, containing 80 acres more or less.  HAROLD W . EBBS CANAVAN.  August 5,1910. 29-39.  WATER NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that an application will  bc made under Part V. of the "Water Act, 1909."  to obtain a licence in the Yale Division of Nicola.  District.  Thc name, address and occupation of the applicant C. A. Seaton, Merrjtt, B. C. mine surveyor.  fb) The name of the lake, stream or source.  Mid-day Valley Creek.  (c) The point of diversion: Where creek meets  my eastern line.  (d) The quantity of water���One cubic foot.  (e) The   character   of proposed works���Ditch.  (f) The premises on which water is to be used���  My pre-emption No. 807.  (g) The purpose for which water is to be 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 thc  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 proposed  works, either above or below the outlet. ���None.  C. A, SEATON.  Merritt, B. C.  i All changes for advertisements ap  pearing in the Nicola Valley News,  must be in the hands of the print  era no later than Wednesday night  No guarantee can otherwise be given  that the changes will be made. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, September 9, 1910  7i  j (jj*_ji:c��;:��.r*.**��-��"  What Otsr Cdi��^^cMtoite  Halve to Saiy  QUILCHENA  The new road around the foot  of Gilmore hill will be finished in  a week's time. Road Superintendent William White has been  here for a week or so personally  looking after the work.  Jos. Guichon had a busy day  on Monday looking after the program of races.  The past summer has been one  of the best at the local hotel. The  tourist traffic is increasing from  year to year.  Work on the properties of the  B. C. Horticultural Estates, Ltd.  is proceeding most satisfactorily.  One thousand acres in fruit, will  be planted out for next season.  One of the autos came to grief  on Gilmore hill the other night,  the gears being badly stripped.  Duck hunting along the lake:is  good this year. The grouse are  pretty plentiful through the timber as well. ���  PRINCETON  The new hospital ���building'-'will,  soon be ready. Bert Irwin has  the contract.  The United Empire mine will;  soon be shipping coal, a spur being now in course of construction  by the  V. V. & E.     The new  cemerit plant is going up near  the United Empire and will use  50 tons of coal everyday.  Many Princeton people attended the Labor Day celebration at  Hedley.  All the bridges on the Hope  trail are "in good shape and it is  now good going to the Summit.  ASHCROFT  Rev. F. Vernon Veheables with  his family has reached Ashcroft  and taken oyer the incumbency  of St. Alban's parish.  William Holton took his fast  half mile horse to the Quilchena  races last Mondays  _aJfatt Stewart was a visitor to  Ashcroft for a few days.  Chas. Doering; of Vancouver  has bought the O^arff ranch on  the _B*onaparte. ���'���..';  The NechacQL valley is, in. need,  of supplies. The failure of the  boats to negotiate the trip is  responsible.  A m_mimpcH scheme by which  water will be conveyed from  Swift river to the: properties of  the Quesnel Hydraulic Gold Mining Co., is now a reality. It is a  great engineering feat and cost  thousands of dollars.  SPORT IN NICOLA VALLEY  Group of players and spectators at the recenTtenHifiT tournament on the courts of the Nicola Club.   PKbtowas^taken  during the progress of the^ toiixney.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  The new telephone exchange  should be ready'.injthe course of  a few   days.    The   switchboard-  "has been ihstalled^the wiringls  about completed and the installation of instruments has already  started. Under the direction ot  Foreman Woodburn splendid  progress has been made.  A, W. Strickland and Mrs.;  Strickland returned Wednesday  night from a few days' stay at  Harrison Hot Springs. Little.  Miss Marion Strickland returned  last night from Greenwood ac-  companiediby her aunt, Mrs. W.  G. Warren,'gwholwill visit with  Mr. and Mrs. Strickland for a  short time.  An effort is being made to'orr  ganize a local lodge of the Sons  of England at Merritt. All'desiring of affiliating with the  lodge should communicate; with  H. G. Statham at the bmith/&  Clarke store.  -O���  The sessions of the Railway^  Commission at Vancouver are  under way. The application of���  the C. P. R. to refuse the use of  portions of the Thompson and  Fraser canyons to the C. N.f.'R..  came up for hearing yesterday?,,  Amongst those in attendance to,  give.evidence are Geo. Munro,'  roadmaster, Chas. Fawcett,' assistant roadmaster and Thos.  Richards of Canford.  the mrww  ThememDersfo�� the city band;  ate "practising diligently: so as/tb;  be in' good'trim fbrtheir initial:  appearance^ on/ Thurs'day next.  =^here=are=fifte^n=.^ietfes=in-all  arid with a large" riuinber of experienced playersthfere has been  little difficulty in bringing, the  organization to a satisfactory  state. :  BEFORE THE CADI  ���-^__i__L__________ *  There were three cases before  the local magistrates ,on Tuesday  and they netted $200 for the  treasury. One] man was fined  $50 and cpsts'f or supply iiig liquor  to an Indian; while a second: was  given the same, penalty, but;  owihgr'to'thelnabiKty to 'pay 'may  have to go to gaol fornix months;'  One of' Vthie'; local? HotelkieHpers  was fined$160 and) costs for a,  minor infraction: of the'new* act.  The(6ffencewas by ho meansa  serious one. and was due5 M'gely  to.: exigeiMjiesfc tha/t might "well  have served" as an exoneration.  An Indian charged with having,  liquor and being_ under the influence was. allowed to go be  cause he infd^ed' tHe. court  wher^jhe secured, the liquor.  BOARD IMft TOOII  First-class board and room  dan bJe>had��atitheiDiA*i6ND  Vale Boarding; House.  MRS. BULL0OK; Broprietoressr  Diamond Vale Supply Co.  Merritt, B. C.  Diamon d   Vaie SupplyCo  Merritt, B. C.  Another Large Shipment of Dry Goods just opened and we take pleasure  in extending to you a cordial invitation to call and look over our large  swell assorted stock.  ���_���  '4  m  fi-TT-_r.fi- ��� i iiinniini  We   carry   a    carefully   assorted   stock of the  best to  be had and always fresh.  Also Fruits in  Season.  Furnishing  Our   line   of   Men's   Shirts,  Collars, Neckwear, and  Underwear is unequalled  in town.  Call and See.  $  Linen Collars of the newest shapes, all sizes.  Summer   Underwear   for  ladies and children.  A complete range of these  goods at very low prices.  Keep in mind that we aim to please one and all by giving the best in return for your money.  The Diamond Vale   Supply   Co., Ltd.  B. C .--====��������� .... .   . =  ������'I  Lots of Good  drtdPi^iGies are Just Right  You needn't be tied up in building yourhouse  now because I can "supply you with any grade  of lumber that you require.  ��et Your Orders m Early  AH Kinds of Trucking and  braying Done.  GEORGE RICHES  Temporary offices :  Granite Avenue - MERRITT, B. C.  f  You can hardly anticipate the wonderfully improved appearance that follows a coat of paint  for the house or store.  Sherwin   Williams   Paints  and Varnishes  are acknowledged to be the best and you can  can do your own paintimg during leisure hours.  Full line of ready mixed paints always in stock.  Call and get a specimen card.  G. B.Armstrong, HE^TT  SUBSCRIBE FOR THE NEWS ONLY $��00  :SITES  BUSINESS PROPERTY  The future of Merritt as a Commercial^ Industrial and  lining centre is now assured  The Kettle Valley Railway will be Bill  at an Early Date  Acre knd half acre blocks at Merritt at today's prices  will prove profitable buying. Only a limited number  to sell.    Prices and full particulars from :  The Diamond Vale Supply Co^  Merritt, B. C.  J. P. BOYD     -    -     Manager.  Act now���profit  accordingly

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