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Array ^^���SiveTS^  ?4T*  Vol. 1, No   29  MERRITT, B. C.   SEPTEMBER 2,  1910  Price 5 Cents  .��mm:  aiiroads  ean  lelds  ave an  ystem  Railroads Will be Forced to  Goal Their Engines at Merritt  know local conditions must accept  his theory with the fullest measure of appreciation.  GEORGE HYGH ILL  George E. Hygh, the well-  known and popular proprietor of  the Hotel Merritt is critically ill  in Kamloops   hospital  suffering  It is the Only Feasible Fueling Base in Big Radius  " The coming of the railroads  will mean a wonderful stimulus  to the coal mining industry in  this district. The big iron horses  must be fed and right here is the  most feasible fuel base for them.''  So spoke a well known railroad  man whose name is withheld for  good and sufficient reasons.  "The C. P. R. is hauling from  twenty to thirty cars of coal  every day from the Middlesboro  mines. The Kettle Valley and  V. V. & E. will be looking for a  fuel supply here and mai-k my  word,' the Canadian Northern  will come through this district  and will coal its engines at  Merritt."  "What do you think of the  local coal field ?" was queried.  "To tell the truth, I believe it  is one of the greatest in the province. The Nicola Valley Coal  and Coke company is already a  large producer and the bulk of  the output is taken by the C.P.R..  The Diamond Vale cpjherieswill    He one of "th"e't>igges't shipper_Tln(^Changed HandrDuring Week  prisonment was the penalty and  being unable to produce the $100  Reed took the ; limit of nine  months. . .     .-'  STEAMER FOR NICOLA LAKE  Stern Wheeler   Will   Likely   Be   Placed  in Service Early Next Spring  It is not improbable that next  spring will see the inauguration  of steamboat service on Nicola  lake. For some time past the  need of a water system of transportation from Nicola to the head  the province, and will be the  feeding base for one or more of  the railroads in common with the  other properties." '  And indications point to the  fulfillment of his hopes for already railroads 'are headed this  way for no other reason than to  tap the coal fields and secure a  fueling base. The Kettle Valley  will get its coal at Merritt as-will  also the V. V. & E. and Canadian  Northern and in every branch of  the 'coal industry there will be  development unprecedented during the ensuing months.  The Coal Hill Syndicate is  making active preparations to  -meet=the=fprecipitous=conditions=  and' it is generally known that  the Diamond Vale will start up  very shortly again.. Even the  South Nicola Coal company is  looking forward to the harvest  and monied men are already  seeking control of the property.  The inauguration of extensive  operations by the Columbia Coal  and Coke company at Granite  Creek is significant for many  reasons and will have an influence for good on the local field.  The development of the coal  industry means the development  of other branches of industry.  The large settlement of the past  few months throughout this district cannot but hasten the development of the agricultural  industry and lands that have for  years been barren waste are today given over to cultivation.  It is pretty much as one distinguished visitor said the other  day. "Take it as you may and  figure itout as best you can and  yOu can't get away from the fact  that Merritt and Nicola valley  are going to grow and furnish  one of the most important mining  and agricultural districts in the  province. Merritt will be a railroad center as well. You have  the goods here. No district.has  greater resources or better possibilities and you cannot get away  from   that"   And   those   who  from appendicitis. He was j of the lake has been felt and if  stricken suddenly on Wednesday  and was taken to Kamloops by  auto [accompanied by Dr. T. V.  Curtin. An operation was performed almost immediately, since  which the patient has been in a  serious state. Advices from  Kamloops today are to the effect  that though he put in a bad  night he is resting easier this  afternoon. His host of warm  friends hope for a speedy recovery-  ready and they represent a structure 100 feet by 50 feet, two  storeys and good basement. The  front will be almost entirely  glass and the entrance of a very  attractive design. The ground  floor will be devoted to the staple  .departments with public and  private offices in the rear. The  upper floor will be given over to  the carpets, house furnishings,  furnishings, furniture, dressmaking and millinery.   _  Promoters Outline Plans for  Installing Light Plant at Once  New Settlers Are  Still Coming Here  Several Ranch Properties  Have  A number of new settlers have  located in Voght valley this year  and the outlook for that district  is very bright. ��� With the completion of the wagon road through  to Aspen Grove the i*esidents of  the valley will have connection  with the Kettle Valley  railway.  This week two ranch properties  have changed hands, the deals  having been put through by A.  L. Dingee of the Nicola Valley  Investment and ��� Land company.  Several other properties will  likely be sold in the course of a  few days.  William Thompson, a large  sheep rancher of Montana, has  the plans of the B. C. Horticultural Estates, Limited, mature  this service will be realized.  The proposal is to secure a  stern wheel steamer as it is a  patent fact that a propeller will  cause constant trouble because of  the shallow water in places. The  lake will be cleaned out in the  more difficult reaches and every  facility provided. While the  primary purpose of the steamer  will be to carry freight to the  company's estates at the head of  the lake it has been announced  that a schedule will be prepared  to embrace Nicola and Quilchena  as well as a number of the more  important ranches along the lake  shore:      --   -~  LABOR DAY  Joseph Guichon was down from  Quilchena today working up enthusiasm for the Labor day celebration at Quilchena. It promises to be the greatest event  for years and the program of  horse races is an unusually good  one. o  o  The hunting season is now  open and a number of nimrods  have already gone out into the  fastness of the forest.  Mineral Wealth  Abounds Locally  bTjeTTT.hrouglfT.he valley looking  for lands. He plans to organize  a big sheep ranch in this district  and has a number of properties  in view. - John Hutchison is looking after his interests.  William Fraser of Salmon Arm  has great faith in the future ot  Nicola valley.^: He reached Merritt yesterday and within a few  hours had purchased the Strickland lot across from the Methodist  church and paid cash for it. . He  is now out through the Aspen  Grove district looking for a  ranching property and he and his  brother will likely locate. C. S.  Hubbs is looking after his interests and-it may be that he will  purchase a section of land belonging to F. W. Crowder in the  vicinity of the latter's ranch.  y      .DR." TUTILL RESIGNS -  Dr. G. H. Tutill last night  handed -in- his resignation as  medical superintendent of the  Middlesboro mines. He will follow private practice exclusively.  It is altogether likely that the  new medical superintendent will  be Dr. Williams, of Ladysmith.  THE NEW STORE  The basement for the new departmental store of G. B. Armstrong has been undertaken and  no effort will be spared to rush it  to completion. When finished  the building will be one of the  finest of its kind in the upper  country.     The   plans   are   now  Head of Geological Survey Party  -i��.Makes Interesting Statement _  In charge of Engineer Camsell  a Dominion government geological survey party is now working  in : this district. They came  through from the Aspen Grove  and Similkameen countries a few  days ago ��� and are now camped  along the shores of the Coldwater  river in the vicinity of Merritt.  Discussing local conditions Mr.  Camsell said there was an abundance of good mineral wealth all  through this district. It is mostly  coal and copper.  |  "What did  you think of the  Aspen Grove camp ?"  "Well, I haven't had a good  look at that camp yet. I intend  to ^ go   back   and   conduct   a  thorough examination. I found  some pretty good samples of  native copper through there and  good looking gold in the vicinity  of Tulameen."  Mr. Camsell and his party,  consisting of W. S. McCann and  J. D. Galloway, have spent some  time through the Similkameen,  and he speaks very highly of the  local resources and possibilities.  They will be in and around Merritt for ten days and amongst  other things will inspect all the  local coal properties.  FAREWELL TO MISS HOWSE  ��� Under the auspices of the  Ladies' Guild of - St. John's  church a pleasant social dance  was given in Pooley's hall,  Nicola, last evening. The function was of a semi-private nature ���'will be made for one thousand  Provision  Will  be Made for  1000 Lights as Starter  Merritt will .have an electric  lighting system in the course of  six weeks or two months. At a  meeting of the Merritt Light and  Power company Wednesday afternoon it was decided to undertake work immediately. The report of the engineer, G. R. Dickson, was placed before the meeting. The text of this report was  published in -The News some  time ago.  There was some controversy as  to whether the company should  develop its own power or should  secure the energy from the mines  at Middlesboro. But it was  finally decided to instal an 80-  horse power plant and provision  and was given largely in honor  of Miss Ruby Howse who is leaving for college in the east next  week. The floor was in splendid  condition, the music was most  satisfactory and the light fantastic was trippedtill the wee sma'  'oors of the mornin'. Guests  ,were- present'v from':, Quilchena,  Merritt, Lower'Nicola.and other  outside points and it was indeed  a jolly company. Amongst those  who furnished music were Mrs.  Grimmett, Mrs. Strickland, Miss  Vair, W. E. Potter and others.  Lunch was served at midnight,  those assisting including Mrs.  Potter, Mrs. Howse, Mrs. Mickle,  Mrs. Pooley, Mrs. Richards and  a" number of the gentlemen.  R. Trinder, assistant provincial  timber inspector, was in Merritt  this morning.  GOT NINE MONTHS  Robert Reed has gone to Kamloops to spend nine months for  supplying liquor to Indians. This  is the sequel of the unfortunate  stabbing and shooting affray at  the Quilchena -.: reservation  through which Robert Patton  lost his life. Reed has been  held until the wounded Indian,  Shappion, was able to attend at  court and the evidence was suf-  ficently convincing as to earn conviction. A fine of $100 or three  months   with   six   months   im-  Grading for the First Thirty Miles  Must be Completed by March 1st  Contractors on Kettle Valley Will Rush   the Work���Workmen Coming Into Camp by the Score Every Day  tion by the middle of the summer.  The work of rushing construction  Mrs. Joseph Richards of Sal-  mon=Arm=is==visiting==friends  through the valley.  By the end of September there  will be at least 1000 men engaged  in the construction of the Kettle  Valley railway at this end. An  announcement to that effect was  handed out by the contractors  this week.  Five camps, four of which are  working on consti'uction, are now  strung along between Railway  Pass and Merritt and with the  commencement of work by the  steam shovels there will be two  or three additional camps. The  final locating of the line has retarded work to a large extent but  the engineers say that this end  will be fully completed in the  course of a week or so.  Grading for the first thirty  miles will have to be finished by  March 1. The contracts call for  that and barring an unusually  severe winter, thus hampering  work, the conditions of the contracts will be met satisfactorily.  It will then require an additional  two or three months to complete  the tracklaying so that the first  thirty miles should be in opera-  on the rest of the line will be  proceeded with at once as it is the  plan of the company to have the  entire line completed within two  years.  In addition to the Murchison &  McMillan contract, covering 17  miles, Holley & Owens have a  contract in several places as well  as Luhgo & Macdonald.  There are now two. large railroad construction camps above  King's ranch up the Coldwater.  They belong to Lungo & Macdonald of Spokane, who have the  contract for five and a half miles  of mostly rock work. The camps  .were established on Wednesday.  1 The chief camp is in charge of  T. L. Busk of Spokane and com^  prisos upwards of 100 men. The  second camp has a force of about  60 men and Mike Welsh is foreman. No difficulty seems to be  experienced in securing men and  two crews are now en route from  Spokane.  Stanley Kirby and George Bent  are leaving for a few days' visit  at Harrison Hot Springs.  lights with the plant so arranged  that it can be,easily enlarged.  It is not improbable that the  electric lighting- system will be  made a public owned and operated utility as it is thought that  a co-operative scheme would be  largely conducive to .its success.  Jn the._meantimer<.the necessary.,  financial outlay is fully 'provided  for by the promoters of the company and there are already quite  a few stockholders.  The matter of a water works  system .was also discussed by the  promoters, but it was thought  that it would be well to defer  action for a. short time. It is a  foregone conclusion, however,  that a water works system will be  installed for the preliminary'  plans are already under consideration.  Robert Bristow of Douglas  Lake went down to Vancouver by  Wednesday morning's train.  Miss Ethel Woodward "was up  from her home at Lower Nicola  for a brief stay with friends at  Nicola.  A. W. McVittie will live for a  month or so in Merritt during  the absence of his partner, L. S.  Cokely.  Presbyterian Church���Services Sunday, September 4:  Nicola 11 a.m., Merritt 3 p.m.  Rev. W. J. Kidd, pastor.  ASHCROFT  J. B. Daniels is issuing a new  paper at Fort George known as  therHeraid..."'_  Rev. F. Vernon Venables, late  of Enderby and Greenwood, has  taken charge of St. Alan's church.  Freight rates from Quesnel to  Barkerville went up from two to  two and a half cents a pound  this year and merchants are protesting.  A big survey party has reached  Fort George and provisioned for  eight months they will complete  the survey of the G. T. P. line  west of Fort George.  No passengers will be allowed  to stay on board while steamers  are running through the canyon  en route to Fort George. The  disabling of the steamer Chilco-  ten led to this action.  The Nicola Valley Investment  ^nd Land company is occupying  new quarters, a portion of the  old Coldwater hotel having been  fitted out in offices. This situation will be more central and  will enable the company to carry  on its growing business to better  advantage.  Hugh A. McLean, K. C, for  several years deputy Attorney-  General for the province of  British Columbia, has resigned  his office and will enter private  practice. His services as deputy  were of the highest order.  A. W. Strickland and Mrs.  Strickland leave tomorrow morning for Harrison. Hot Springs.  They will go to Greenwood before returning and will bring  little Miss Marion, back with  them. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, September 2, 1910  Wm.  Schmock  Tonsorial  Parlors  A   complete   stock   of. confectionery and candies  always on hand.  Ice Cream and  Soft Drinks  MERRITT. B. C.  Coal    Coal    Coal  The Coal Hill Syndicate  is in a position to  quote you  LOWEST PRICES  on any quantity of their  now famous product.  Our mine is run free of  rock and slate, and this  results in splendid furnace, fuel.  LUMP  DOMESTIC  is the finest household  coal to be had and it is  delivered in Merri      or  $ 10.00 per 2 Tc r_ Lots  Cash with order     Proim        livery  Jos.  Graham, m9  P.O. Box  17 Merritt, B.C.  Trucking  and Draying  It matters not what class of  hauling it is I can give you  the best of service and  prices will suit you.  DAN MUNRO  Stables:    Coutlee Avenue  MefrittrBrC. ^  Orders Promptly Executed  B. J- MCGREGOR  PAINTER,  AND SIGN WRITER  Wallpaper and Burlaps in Stock.  All kinds of Wagon and Carriage  Painting done.  Quilchena Ave.    -   Merritt  Merritt Auto  Livery  points through the  district  ���a   big   time   and money  saver for travelers.  Service  is safe, fast and sure.  Rates on Application.  VAL. V. CROCKETT  Manager.  MERRITT  B. C.  DIVISIONAL BASE AT PENTICTON  As the result of the vote passed  in Penticton, which was almost  unanimously in favor of ratifying  the agreement between the Kettle Valley railroad and the council, a right of way will be located  and actual construction work will  be commenced in that district by  the l-ailroad this fall. That no  time will be lost by the company  is intimated in a communication  received from President J. J.  Warren by Reeve Bennett.  The railroad company has secured the location of its right of  way in the municipality outside  of the new townsite. It has also  been given the right to use either  Winnipeg or Martin street as a  right of way through the town  to the water front where a depot  and a wharf will be constructed.  Indications point to a big activity  in real estate as a result of the  favorable vote. The actual ballot was 151 to 5 in favor of the  ratification of the agreement  with the railroad.  Penticton, President Warren  states, will be the principal inter-  terminal divisional point on the  Kettle Valley system and extensive yards and car shops will be  constructed there.  PRESIDENT WARREN GONE  James J. Warren, president of  the Kettle Valley railway, left  on Monday for the coast. He  returned Saturday afternoon  from the Coldwater district in  company with the chief engineer,  A. McCulloch. Mr. Warren was  well pleased with the general  appearance of the country  through which his line will pass.  Speaking of construction he told  The News that good progress  would be made and that no effort  would be spared to hasten the  completion of the line.  THE TORONTO FAIR  Low rates to the Toronto exhibition. Regular first-class one  way fare for the round trip.  Tickets "on 'sale August 19 to  September3. Good for ten days  going, and good until September  23 to return to original starting  point. Stop overs allowed east  of Port Arthur. For further information apply to any Canadian  Pacific railway agent.  Provincial News  Fernie  is   establishing   a fire  alarm system.  The   new   C. P. R.  wharf at  Slocan is complete.  Summerland has some new fire  brigade equipment.  Kaslo city council is calling for  tenders for new sidewalks.  The last payroll at the Crows  Nest Pass Coal company totalled  $193,856,  The Bank of British North  America has established a branch  at Quesnel.  Grand Forks board of trade is  being reorganized and put upon  an up to date basis.  British Columbia canners estimate this year's pack of sock-  eyes to be over 500,000 cases.  David Keefe, an old time railway conductor in the west, died  suddenly in Stewart last week.  A bylaw to introduce the ward  system into Prince Rupert has  passed its first and second reading.  Summerland council turned  down a request of its employees  for a nine-hour day instead of  ten.  A Kamloops carpenter fell 35  feet while working on the new  convent, and escaped with a few  bruises.  Three couples were recently  unable to get married in Stewart  because they were not able to  secure a license in the city.  The provincial government has  decided not to remove the Bar-  kerville land office, but to establish a second one at Fort George.  By a big vote last week the  rate payers of Penticton decided  to buy up the water works system arid to operate it as a public  utility.  The capital of Queen Charlotte  Islands has been removed from  Jedway to Queen Charlotte City.  Gold Commissioner E. M. Sandi-  lands will make his headquarters  in the new capital.  Prince Rupert is waging vigorous warfare against the "blind  pigs" which, exist within her  boundaries. A number of them  have been fined, some as high as  $500, with costs added.  The provincial government has  raised the status of the Queen  Charlotte school district and will  build a new school house as soon  as a site is secured and handed  over to the government.  At the last meeting of the  Greenwood city council a long  list of buildings were ordered  destroyed as they were deemed  a menace to the public safety.  Extensive development work  will shortly be. commenced upon  the Delia mine, in the interior of  Vancouver Island. The ore from  the mine is said to average high  in gold.  R. H. Baird, fire warden of  Nakusp, reports that no timber  limits were destroyed in his district and that the territory  burned over was perhaps benefited by the fire.  Lord Hindlys, of Hindlys' Hall,  Worcester, will build a residence  on Canal flats, near Cranbrook,  upon land already owned by him.  Earl Grey induced his lordship  to make the investment.  Queen Charlotte asks for 1000  farmers, fifty good white families, a bank, meat market, hardware store, jeweler, tailor, milliner, furniture dealer, assayer,  fruiterer, and a laundry.  The British Columbia Creamery  company is about to establish a  creamery at 150-Mile house, in  the Cariboo, with skimming  stations in other localities. The  company is capitalized at $10,000.  R_ Swift a,nd associates, of  Vernon, who propose forming a  company to be. known as the  Vernon Tram and Power Company, have applied to the city  council for a franchise for tram  lines in that city.  Massett, on Queen Charlotte  Island, is plagued by a herd of  wild cattle, which attack people  on sight. Three were recently  shot in as many days. The  formation=of=a=company=for-their  extermination is mooted.  The Klondyke has produced  over $150,000,000 in gold mostly  from placers within 100 miles of  Dawson.  Word was received in Phoenix  last week from the head offices  of the Granby company that an  immediate start will be made to  rebuild the buildings destroyed  by fire a couple of weeks ago.  All hands will be retained.  Bob Lowry, writing in the  Greenwood Ledge, says that the  editor of the Phoenix Pioneer  went east to get married and his  office burned down, and Editor  Lowry cautions others of his  fraternity to accept the proffered  warning.  "The fruit shipments out of  Penticton are averaging 500  boxes every day. The other  points along the Okanagan lake  are doing a big export business  as well, the crop having been  unusually good in all parts of  the district.  Harry Melton, an old time  prospector of the Cranbrook district, was found dead at the door  of his cabin on Ha Ha creek. He  had evidently been dead for ten  days. Deceased was a South  African veteran, a member of  the Strathcona Horse. Stomach  trouble is supposed to be the  cause of his death.  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 1 IFE PAY LIFE  ENDOWMENTS.  NATIONAL ASSURANCE CO.  S. N. DANCEY, Agent  Merritt, B. C.  BOARD AND ROOM  First-class board and room  can be had at the Diamond  Vale Boarding House  MRS. BULLOCK, Proprietoress  H. PRIEST, Photographer  Studio Opposite Public School  Films Developed  MERRITT,  B.C.  M. L. GRIMMETT  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Nicola - - Merritt  At Merrilt Monday, Wednesday, Friday  GEO. H. BROUGHTON  Gradute S. P, S.  DOMINION and PRONINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Merritt Princeton Penticton  NOW AT MERRITT  Lots of Good  and Prices are Just Right  You needn't be tied up in building your house  now because I can supply you with any grade  of lumber that you require.  Get Your Orders in Early  All Kinds of Trucking and  Draying Done.  GEORGE RICHES  Temporary offices :  Granite Avenue - MERRITT, B. C.  McVittie & Cokely  Dominion and Provincial  Land Surveyors  Irrigation  Work  a  Specialty.  Office over Bank of Montreal.  MetrittrBrC.  A. W. McVITTIE  D.L.S., B.C.L.S.  L. S. COKELY  D.L.S., B.C.I-S.  Excursion Fares  Via  Canadian Pacific  Railway  Paint Your House!  You can hardly anticipate the wonderfully improved appearance that follows a coat of paint  for the house or store.  Sherwin   Williams   Paints  and Varnishes  are acknowiedged to be the best and you can  can do your own paintimg during leisure hours.  Full line of ready mixed paints always in stock.  Call and, get a "specimen card.  G. B. Armstrong,  MERRITT,  B.C.  Toronto  Exhibition  Apply to  G. M. THOM  Agent - Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  C B. FOSTER  A. O. P. R.       Vancouver, B.C.  Have   been opened  in the newly fitted out  "^build ingnj ustnorthhoteouiiee'si iy ery���^  stable on Quilchena Ave.  Candies and Confectionery  Ice Cream and Soft Drinks  Cigars and Tobaccos  Short Order Restaurant  SMITH & CLARK  Merritt Manager H. G. Statham.  WE MANUFACTURE OUR OWN GOODS.  Nicola Valley  eat  Dealers in Prime Beef, Mutton, Lamb, Veal, Pork and  Sausage, Poultry, Ham and Bacon. Fresh Fish always on  hand. Orders receive prompt attention. Cattle bought  and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager Friday, September^, 1910.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  CommerciQl  Hotel  NICOLA  LIVERY BUSINESS GOOD  for  a good   square  meal.    Best  accomodation and comfort  of  Rate $1.50 per dav  Quilchena  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.  Alex. Coutlee Forced to Provide Larger  Buildings to.Meet Demands  There are many evidences of  the substantial and continuous  growth of Merritt, -but one of the  most accurate barometers is  found in the development and  expansion of the commercial interests. New business houses  are being- located and new and  larger buildings are going up to  meet the urgent requirements of  some of the older institutions.  The livery business always reflects activity and for that reason  there is much significance in the  announcement of the local liveryman, Alex. Coutlee, that his  business has outgrown the present premises and that more accommodation will have to be  provided. It is almost impossible  to cope with the demands but  Mr. Coutlee with his usual enterprise and ambition is busy with  plans to rrieet the precipitous  conditions.  A large'number of new horses  have already been purchased and  a new stable will be erected on  the vacant lot adjoining the  present one. The new building  will be of a pretentious order and  will not only make provision for  the additional stabling, but will  have space for the vehicles as  well. When completed the old  and new stables will be capable  of stabling nearly fifty horses,  and it will be one of the largest  and best equipped liveries in the  upper country.  On the east side of the present  building will be erected a structure for the. storing of grain and  feed and it is Mr. Coutlee's plan  to engage in the grain and feed  business. He will carry a big  stock of all classes of provisions.  That he will meet with the fullest measure of success in his  latest venture is the sincere wish  of his many friends.  ,paid  his subscription  since the  paper started.    I asked pa if that  was why the editor had to suck  the juice out of the snowballs in  winter and  go to bed when  he  had a shirt washed in the summer.    About then pa took me out  in the woodshed  avid he licked  me awful hard.    If the  editors  make   mistakes   folks   say    he  ought to be hung; but if a doctor  makes  any  mistakes  he  buries  them   and   people   dassent   say  nothing because doctors can read  or write Latin.    When the editor  makes mistakes there is lawsuits,  and   swearing, and  a  big fuss;  but if the doctor makes one there  is  a funeral, cut flowers and a  perfect   silence.    A   doctor can  use a word a yard long without  him or anybody knowing what it  means; but if the editor uses one  he has to spell it.    If the doctor  goes to see another man's wife  he charges for the visit; but if  the editor goes he gets a charge  of buckshot.    When the  doctor  gets   drunk its  a case of being  overcome with the heat and if he  dies its a case of heart trouble.  When an editor gets drunk its a  case  of too much booze,  and if  he dies it is the jimjams.    Any  college can make a doctor, but  an editor has to be born."  HOPE  Bright, buoyant Hope is ever on the  wing;  She   lives,   though   seeming  lost   in  pathless gloom,  She tears the hopeless from the teeth  of doom.  Within the frozen heart plants flowers  of Spring,  And   fills   the   halls   of    death    with  caroling,  So  doth   she bid our silver days resume  The cast-off joys of  youth's gold pleasuring.  ���From the Marriage of Music,  ] By Annie C. Dalton.  V. V. & E. CONSTRUCTION  J. H. Kennedy, chief engineer  of the V. V. & E. railway, was  in Princeton the other day and  in discussing matters with the  press announced that the reduction in the force of laborers had  been brought about through instructions from Foley, Welch &.  Stewart. One hundred men will  be retained on the Princeton end  as well as at Abbotsford, though  no new work will be undertaken  for the present. The Princeton  board of trade will take the matter up and urge the company to  proceed with construction as dictated by the federal charter.  est aurant  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.  REMEMBERED HIS COWBOYS  to  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  Agent for Mendelsohn and  Heihtzman Pianos.  In. j. barwick  Nicola  Merritt  Lytfon's Popnlar Hotelry  Baillie Hotel  f ,        ....  Good   Meals,   Good Comfortable  Beds and Best Serv'ce.     Rates  Reasonable. ;  Walter C. Heebie  Proprietor,  LYTTON,  B.C.  FOR SALE  One registered Jersey Bull "Merry  Maidens Duke II", born February 10th,  1906; sire, "Merry Maidens Duke";  grand sires, "Merry Maidens Third  Son," 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.  J. B. Greaves Made   Generous   Gift  Three of His Oldest Employees  A munificent gift was that bestowed by J. B. Greaves on three  of his oldest cowboys on the occasion of his retirement from the  Douglas Lake Cattle company  this week'. Joseph Coutlee, who  has been with Mr. Greaves for  upwards of twenty years as head  cowboy, was remembered with a  cheque for. $1500, while Robert  Bristow and:. William Fountain  received $500 each.   .  The gifts; were handed out at  Nicola on Tuesday morning after  the weekly shipment of cattle  had been loaded. Mr. Greaves  XLam_e^dojvraJro_m-DjDuglas___Lake_  the day. before. Joseph Coutlee  is one of. the best cowboys in the  business. He knows well every  inch of ground on the big tract  of land owned and operated by  the Douglas Lake Cattle company and has ever been a valued  aid to Mr. Greaves. The services Of Robert Bristow and  ���William Fountain have also been  of:.an.appreciative order and it  ,was pleasing., to know that Mr.  Greaves should recognize them  in this tangible form.  BAILEY-SCOTT  In St. James' church, Vancouver, at 7 o'clock Thursday morning,  Frank Bailey,  M.  E.",  was  united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Hilda H. W. Scott,  late of Sussex,  England.    Rev.  J. C. Clinton officiated and only  a few friends were present. The  bride was unattended.    Mr. and  Mrs. Bailey will spend a^ day on  the coast returning   to  Merritt  tomorrow night.    They will take  up   their   residence   in  the  old  Logan house on Quilchena avenue  recently purchased by Mr.  Bailey,  and will be surrounded  by a host of well wishers who  sincerely trust that their lot in  life will be a pleasant one fraught  with every comfort and happiness.    It is the plan of Mr.  and  Mrs. Bailey to spend Christmas  in England.  Is Merritt and   the   Nicola.  valley.   We propose to grow  with them.  We are handling Lands, Timber and Mines and can get  the buyers.  We also write Insurance of  all kinds, are Notaries Public  and do all- kinds of conveyancing. ���  Don't overlook  Grove district,  lands there.  the   Aspen  We  have  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.  i Dot, B. C.  BOY'S ESSAY ON EDITORS  "The following composition was  prepared by a schoolboy who had  been^instructed by his teacher to  write an essay on editors:  "I don't know how the newspapers came to be in the world,  and I don't think God does because he's got nothing to say  about them in the Bible. I think  the editor is one of the missing  links we read about and stayed  in the bushes until after the flood,  and then came out and,wrote the  thing up, and has been here ever  since. I don't think he ever  died. I never saw a dead one or  heard of one getting licked.  Our paper is a mighty good one;  but the editor goes without  underclothes all the winter and  don't wear any socks and pa ain't  IMPROVING THE GRADE  J. H. Kennedy says that along  the Colquhalla river the V. V. &  E. will be able to get a grade of  2 1-2 per cent at the worst and  possibly   one   per    cent.      The  heaviest part of the work is On  west side of Hope mountains," a  distance of about 90 miles.    The  highest point will  be at Colquhalla   summit,   3600 feet high.  From the  summit   along   Cold-  water and Otter creeks,  as far  as Tulameen, a 1 per cent grade  can be had.    While it is not the  intention   of-the   company   aff  present to adopt the .plan a project is on foot to construct a tunnel   from   the   Colquhalla river  through the mountains to Tulameen, which is estimated will be  between seven and  eight miles  long and will save over 123 miles  in the length of the route as now  contemplated.    As it would require a number of years to complete  this gigantic undertaking  the matter is yet only being discussed by the company.  .........:....__..t_..; .......  John Hutchison  Company.  COUNTY COURT  The next sitting of the County Court for the  district of Yale will be held at the Court House,  Nicola, on Thursday, September 22nd at 10  o'clock in the morning. -  W. N. ROLFE.  t--:y- ���'������-���'.-,:��� ' Registrar County Court,  Nicola, August 8. 1910.  LIQUOR LICENSE ACT 1910  Notice is hereby given that on  the,llth,day of^September_next  application will be made to the  Superintendent of Provincial Police for the grant of a license for  the sale of liquor by wholesale in  and upon the property described  as;Lot 8, Block 17, C.P.R. town-  site survey in the Town of Merritt.  Joseph Food,  Applicant.  Dated this 11th day of Aug., '10  MILLINERY OPENING  Miss Marriott will hold her first  millinery opening on Tuesday and  Wednesday, September 12 and  13. A most complete stock of  all the latest creations from the  best markets of the world has  been prepared for local patrons.  The show room is now being  tastefully arranged and will present an attractive appearance on  opening day.  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 at a post piantcd at the Southwest corner of Lot 1900, thence east 80 chains,  thenco south 40 chains, thence west 80 chains,  thence north 40 chuins.  CHARLES JAMES WINNY  R. H. Winny, Agent.  August 24, 1910. 28-37   O   ��� A regular train service between  Victoria and Cameron lake will  be inaugurated by the E. & N.  Co. not later than September 30.  The point on Cameron lake where  the railway will touch is about  sixteen miles from Alberni.  Communications between the two  points will be established by  means of a stage route.  Land Act  Nicola Land District,  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Henry Standly Cleasby of  Coutlee, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted at the north-east  corner of Lot 537, thence west 60 chains, thence  north 20 chains to Indian Reserve line, thence  easterly along line of Naik Indian Reserve to  Nicola River, thence southerly along said river to  northwest corner of Lot 534, thence south 2  chains to point of commencement, containing 100  acres more or less.  HENRY STANDLY CLEASBY.  August 5, 1910. 28-37  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 :  Commencing at a post planted at the N. W.  Corner Lot 354, thenee North 20 chains, thence  West 20 chains, thence South 40 chains, thence  East 20 chains, thence North 20 chains to point of  beginning, containing 80 acres more or less.  HAROLD W. EBBS CANAVAN.  August 5.1910. 29-39.  G.A.Hankey&Co.  LIMITED.  Rea! Estate and Insurance  Okanagan Lands  AU Classes of Investments Placed.  Head Offices: -       - Vernon, B. C.  illsards 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.  Merritt Livery and Peed Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses.    Express meets  all trains.    Buggies for hire_  A. J. COUTLEE, Prop.,        -       Merritt, B. C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, . C.  The choicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand.  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  I have opening up a Lumber Yard on  Voght street just across from the C. P.  R. station, where I will carry a full line of  all classes of building material including  lumber, shingles, line, cement, etc.  Prices Will be Right  Quality of the Best.  Order Early. All Orders Quickly Pilled  Andrew McGoran  Offices in Lumber Yard.  No mater what you may require we can do it-do it well.  ***S��The Nicola Valley News. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday,* September^ 2, 19ld'  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  VM.b-c'Pit...^  ������'���._.no m >:���>'";'   ;_.-. _i'.l\';>-!C'!..  Six months SI.00 .  EDITOR        - - - S. N. DANCEY  0>��e',,ill^r ���<�� I-     #��������� in     'h      -r    ���      '       ������'���  Olasul'il'll    r..lv. . ii   <������������     It;   win-;!-   ;..i      '.��"���    i'_.i:t:  <'\U'_l \voixls*_: rs'ri ..  Special rates   furnished for larKo contract advertising.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Mrrritt.   p.r  CARDS   AND   DANCING  No longer is it prohibitive for  members of the Methodist church  to indulge in cards or dancing.  The clause that has for years  been the object of protest has  been expunged from the discipline of the church and in future  practices that have inrthe past  been under the ban will be left  to the individual judgment of the  church members.  The old. clause was to the effect  that "the general rules of the  church are to be understood as  forbidding neglect of duties of  any kind, imprudent conduct,  indulging in sinful tempers and  words, the buying, selling or  using of intoxicating liquors as a  beverage, dancing, playing  games of chance, encouraging  lotteries, attending, - theaters,,  horse races, circuses, dancing  parties, patronizing dancing  schools, taking such other amuser  ments as are obviously of a misleading or questionable moral:  tendency and all acts and; disobedience to the order and discipline of the church."  The new clause is as follows:  ' 'Forasmuch as these rules are to  be interpreted by the enlightened  Christian conscience according to  the principles of Christian liberty,  revealed inu God's word,y our.  members are earnestly admonished that they guard; with great  care their reputation as servants  of Christ; and in the case of  thos? amtispmcnts and practices  which are of a hurttul and questionable tendency they engage  in none injurious to their spiritual life or incompatible to their  allegiance to Jesus Christ, their  V.asi<r."  And now that the bugbear of  Methodism has been removed  church members are now at  liberty to follow the dictates of  their own consciences. The  presence of the restrictive clause  in the church discipline did not  by any means prevent cards and  dancing on the part of some and  for that reason it had become a  breeder of hypocrisy and indifference.  If a man of mature years is not  strong enough morally or intellectually to choose between right  and wrong then it is mature time  that the church discipline made  provision for hin>. But most  men are big enough and strong  enough to choose for themselves  and it redounds to the good judgment of the members of the  recent conference* at Victoria  that they have restored to members the freedom of; choice  through the elimination of the  objectionable clause in the discipline. ,���; ���  Some men and: women are not  opposed, to dancing.or card play-  ingand why.should,they be denied this privilege because a certain class .finds'.it; objectionable ?  The new law will have the tendency ito,: broaden, the sympathies  of chnrch members and to create  a larger democracy in the church,  and after all .a church cannot  imbibe- too? freely, of democracy  in, these days.of modernism and  materialism.    ���  training of printers as a part of  the academic system. The art  preservative of all arts has been  practically ignored by the universities and colleges in the past  and now that Harvard has established the precedent others will  likely take pattern so that there  is something reassuring for those  who contemplate a life study and  effort of printing. It is possibly  the one greatest art known to  mankind and has served faithfully and well the purposes surrounding its existence. >  But in the training of printers  the college should not forget the  practical side in the greed to cram  the brains of its students with  theory. Too often we find that  college trained men are worse  than useless when they apply  their theories to some of the arts  and trades that in the past  secured their forces from the  experience bred ranks. There  is only one satisfactory method  to follow and that is to give the"  student experience in every  branch of the art from the humblest department to the most  exalted. Give him the same  facilities and advantages that he  would secure in an organized  printing shop for hard experience is after all the best teacher  of methods and theories.  TRAINING PRINTERS  Harvard university is; the."first  of the educational institutions to  inaugurates department for the  Editor James Wright of, the  Princeton Star is apparently suffering from a severe affectation  of local optionitis. Here is-his  latest contribution:; "Some toper  newspaper editors are virulently  condemning the temperance  Scott act and pronouncing it a  failure. Poor fellows, they love  booze, hence their poor logic and  fiery squibs." Mr. Wright is  very unfair and wholly inconsistent with the principles of decency  and honor. Some of the strongest opponents of local option are  men who do not know the taste  of liquor.    They  object   to   the  Scott act and local option on  reasonable grounds. Experience  has taught us that both are  farsical and not feasible and the  sooner some of these fanatics  recognize the truth the sooner  will they be in a position to play  square with their fellows.  A report that appeared in one  of the coast dailies and which  has since gained wide publicity  is to the effect that Hon. Carter  Cotton will contest Yale in the  Conservative interests when the  bye-election is brought on. We  are fully appreciative of the  splendid capabilities of Mr. Cotton and cannot but find justification in his appointment to the  portfolio of finance but we are  confident that the electors of  Yale would not accept other than  a local man, one who has his interests centered in the district.  Stuart Henderson will fight  again. Of that we have every  assurance but it is imperative  that the local Conservatives place  a local man in the field.  .,'; The Boundary Creek Times of  Greenwood publishes a lengthy  letter from James Kerr in which  Hon. Richard McBride and others  are taken to task in connection  with the Kettle Valley railway  agreements. It is peculiarly appropriate to the writer that the  editor of The Times had unconsciously published a "fill" paragraph at the foot of the letter to  the effect that "we are all apt to  be prejudiced against that which  we do not understand." Mr.  Kerr might do well to profit by  the moral exemplified in this  little paragraph.  No effort should be spared to  hasten incorporation for Merritt.  Now that the boundaries have  been legally defined and the  necessary surveys completed the  officers   of   the board   of trade  should almost immediately circulate the petition amongst the  property owners and secure the  necessary signatures. It will  require all the available time to  have the organization in a state  to hold the elections for mayor  and aldermen in: January and the  longer the matter is deferred the  lesser the possibility of completing the task within the time  limit.  The trustees of Merritt public  school would do well to take into  consideration the matter of providing a third teacher. When  the full complement of pupils, is  known it will be readily seen that  the two teachers will find their  duties too onerous to ensure efficient service. Forty students  are ample for any one teacher but  under present conditions Principal McKenzie and his assistant  will have upwards of fifty pupils  each. It is impossible to expect  adequate service under such  trying circumstances, particur  larly so where the work of the  school is cut up into so many  classifications.  The citizens of Kamloops are  very much disappointed with the  visit of Sjr Wilfrid Laurier.  Lengthy but interesting addresses were prepared by several  bodies and important matters  were placed before the distinguished guest but they were  treated with' marked indifference.  It is generally conceded that the  visit of Sir Wilfrid is the harbinger of ah election. The tour  was announced as non-political^  but it was strangely evident that  it had a decided political flavor  everywhere!  England is now entertaining,  the Queen's Own Rifles of  Toronto.  A close season has been, placed  on prairie chicken in,Yale,. Kam-.  loops and Okanagan districts..  Don't you worry about  " breaking in'' those new  shoes. Buy a big sprinkle'  top canister of  EAS'EM  and forget your feet. It overcomes friction, prevents corns  and blisters. Since it's Nyal's  we know it's good.    Price 26c.  AbtUiIb��  you bur  with lha  Sold and guaranteed by ******  Gemmill & Rankine,        Merritt  WATER NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that an application will  be made under Part V. of tho "Water Act.'1909."  to obtain a licence in the Yale Division of Nicola.  District.  The name, address and occupation of the applicant C A. Seaton,'Merrjtt, B.C. mine surveyor. "  (b) The name of the lake, stream or source.  Mid-day Valley Creek.  (c) The point of diversion: Where creek meets  my eastern line.  Id) 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.    ���   ' I     '  [k] This notice was;posted on the 19th day-of  August, 1910. and application will be made to the  commissioners on the 19th day of September,1910.  [1]! Give the names    and    addresses  of  any  riparian   proprietors ��� or ��� licenses.' who - or whose  lands are likely to be affected: by the uroDosed  works, either above or below the outlet. ���None.  C A:"SEATON.  ��� Merritt, B.C.  Globe Hotel  LYTTON, BC.  One of the oldest and  best   hostelries   in   the  district.     Good   accom-,  modation in all depart-  partments.  A. F.  HAUTIER,   -- Prop.  LYTTON, B. C.  ro   those    who    contemplate  homemaking it is well- that  they give first consideration to  the question of location.    One; of  the greatest essentials jn making; _  a home is to select a pleasing en-  viroment.   We have just placed  ==on=ithe=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 commands  ing a position of unrivalled scenic  wealth Merritt Terrace appeals  in no mean sense to the man who  is looking for a home site. The  character of the soil is in itself  worthy of a first consideration  and general conditions are of  such a nature as to be fully reassuring. The lots all have a  frontage, of> one hundred; feet  and range, from, one hundred to  two hundred and eighty feet in  depth.  fe have? fixed the purchase  prices so that they are within reach of all. Just think���an  outlay of $200 or $300 will secure  for you one'of the finest building  lots in the town. There is no  doubt as to the future of Merritt.  Itjs destined-to become one of  Real   Choice Building  the most active commercial centres of the upper country so that  you secure permanency, in locating a home here.  Every buy is a good one. Some  of the first,.citizens of the town  have already advised us that they  will build on.Merritt.Terrace and  it is necessary that you buy at  once if you want to get one of  the choice situations.  Come and.see us and we will  be only too glad to drive you out  to the spot and show you everything. It is but a few minutes  from the heart of the business  district.  INVEST  Offices over Bank of Montreal.  MERRITT, EG, FitifiAY, September^, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  gars an  accos  We have installed an up-to-date cigar case and  are in a position to supply your wants with well  keap 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  Miss Lenner of Kamloops is  visiting with Mrs. Joseph Collett.  Mrs. James Chapman went up  to Nicola Monday night to visit  friends.  Mrs-.   W.   E.   Dodd   returned  from   Lower Nicola by Monday  evening's train.  '..���'-.  Mrs. N. J. Barwick and little  Miss Irene spent Saturday with  friends in Merritt. 0  Miss Beaton will leave in a few  days for Vancouver where she  will reside. Mrs." Schmock will  go down with- her for a short  visit.' : '  George Bent came down from  Nicola on Monday and spent the  day; with William Voght. J. B.  Greaves was down from Douglas  lake. v!  Fred Moore of Port Moody is  visiting with his sister, Mrs. W.  E. Potter, at Nicola.  Threshing operations have  commenced in the vicinity of  Merritt and throughout the  valley.  H. E. Forsyth is visiting with  Mrs.; Forsyth at Vancouver.  Mrsi Forsyth will likely return  with him.  Archie Little went down to the  coast on Tuesday for a few days'  vacation,  next week.  ,1  A. L. Dingee was out through  the Voght valley for a couple of  days.this week. He was accompanied by C. S. Hubbs.  The new rooming house constructed for Andrew Hoggan is  ready^for occupancy. It provides  accommodation for thirty.  George Bent has returned from  the ] coast. He had a pleasant  visit .with many old friends both  at Vancouver and Victoria.  Miss Beattie has gone to Ashcroft'to visit with friends. She  was'accompanied by little Misses  May and Vera Armstrong.  Methodist Church���Services  Sunday, September 4: Lower  Nicola, 3 p.m.; Merritt, 7 p.m.  Rev. J. W. Hedley, pastor.  37 Percy Boyd did not return  from! the coast until Monday  evening, having been detained at  Vancouver on important busi-  ness.-  Several  , for   the  William  A large number from Merritt  will take in the races at Quilchena on Labor day.  will go to Princeton  holiday.  J. . B. Greaves and  Voght and Mrs. Pooley and Mrs.  (Dr.) Tutill left this morning for  a sojourn of several days at Harrison Hot Springs.   ''���'-���  Another shipment of 240 .head  of cattle was made from Nicola  on Tuesday by the Douglas Lake  Cattle company, the consignees  being P. Burns & Co..  Miss Erskine .of Victoria is in  charge of   Nicola public school  this., term, having._.assumed  her  TT      .,, ,     ,     ,        ,    duties on Monday"morning.    The  He will be back early attendance is-upwards.of.forty.  Schmock, having arrived on  Monday night's train from the  coast. He is a good barber and  comes well recommended.  William Muggeridge with his  wife and child returned on Tuesday from a two weeks' vacation  at Salt'Spring Island and other  coast points. Mr. Muggeridge  is back on the local C. P. R. run.  A. L. Dingee went down to the  coast yesterday morning and will  be away for several days. Mrs.  Dingee with the family has gone  to Vancouver to spend the winter but will return to Nicola early  in the spring.  Alex Coutlee is adding a number of good horses to his livery  stable. He finds business so good  that it is almost impossible to  cope with the x'equirements of the  public and the increased service  was necessary.  S. L. Smith has returned from  his vacation trip of nearly three  weeks and is again in the managerial chair in the local branch  of the Bank of Montreal.'.. Mr.  Smith spent the greater part of  his: holidays in and around  Vernon.  ing purchased 'the interests of  Mrs. Schmock and Miss Beaton.  Mr. Barrett comes from Minnesota and is accompanied by his  wife and family. He proposes  to operate on an elaborate basis  and will introduce a number of  improvements. Mr. and Mrs.  Barrett will personally superintend the conduct of the business,  both of them being splendid  cooks.  ._  The Princeton Star says:  "That must have been an interesting game of lawn tennis reported from Merritt between  Tommy Day of Princeton and  Peck MacSwain. What time  they were not chasing the ball  they were argufying social,  economic and political questions,  until finally the Princeton man  gave his opponent what the  French call a ' coup de grass,'  thus ending the game before it  was finished."  Arthur Ash is back at the  Driard hotel in Nicola as wine  clerk. Mr. Ash has spent some  months with the B. C. Horticultural Estates, Limited, at the  head of Nicola lake. His host of  friends are glad to have him back  with them.  The Presbyterian church building is well under .way, most of  the structure being in ' place. It  will require some little time for;  the installation of the interior  furnishings.' - ���  '"���' Chief Engineer A. McCulloch  left with a companion for an  overland trip to Penticton traversing the proposed route of the  Kettle Valley railway. They are  travelling on horses.  Tuesday's train was one of the  largest in days, comprising no  less than thirty-two cars and two  coaches. There were twenty  cars of coal and twelve cars of  cattle.  The funeral of little Elsie  Stephenson took place from the  family residence on Quilchena  avenue Sunday afternoon. Rev.  Thomas Walker conducted services at the house and grave.  J. Jackson is now at the chair  in the tonsorial parlors of Wm.  Full stock of millinery, all the latestcreations  from the London and Paris markets.   Best class  of work in all departments in charge, of most  capable milliner.  Fall Opening  Tuesday and Wednesday,  September 12 and  13.  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  la*dy 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.   sr  Anglican Church��� Services  Sunday,- September 4: Merritt,  Sunday school, 10 a.m.; morning  service, 11; holy communion,  11:45 a.m.; evening service, 7:30.  Rev. T. Walker, pastor. Rev.  J. Walker will hold service at  7:30 p.m. at Nicola.  Mr. and Mrs. R. Booth-  royd, who went to Tacoma to live  .some time ago, are returning to  Merritt. It is the old story of  coming back to the first love,  and. Mr. Boothroyd says that  Merritt is good enough for him.  But they all return as a rule for  Merritt has opportunities equally  as good as the best of them.  Ben A. Cunliffe left by Monday morning's train on his way  back to the coast. .He was quite  enthused with Nicola valley.  "It's the greatest place I have  ever seen. Fine climate and  good country with lots of fine  people are enough for any man  and you get them here all right."  Dick Bowden, who travels for  a Vancouver house, visited Nicola  valley this week. It is the first  time that he has been here for  about two years and he sees  many changes, particularly in  Merritt. "I tell you Merritt is  ti^best=lo^kinl'=towirfol;=it^ge=  that I have seen in my travels."  There was a good representation at the meeting of conservatives in Menzies' hall last Friday  evening. Matters of vital importance were discussed and the  presence of Ben A. Cunliffe,  secretary of the Vancouver conservatives, had a healthy influence.  The work of stringing the wires  for the new telephone system in  Merritt is well under way. ��� Most  of the cross arms have been  placed and it is only a matter of  a few days before the wiring  will be completed.. The switchboard is being installed and Foreman Woodburn says that the exchange will be working in less  than two weeks' time.  The public school reopened for  the fall term on Monday with an  attendance of nearly one hundred  pupils. The school is one of the  best barometers of a town's  growth and the increased attendance is indicative of the ever  growing Merritt. The trustees  are satisfied that they will have  to employ a third teacher as they  anticipate an attendance of at  least 110.  Lewis Barrett has secured control of the Star restaurant hav-  One of the jolliest picnicking  parties of the season spent Sunday in the hills near Midday valley.    The weather was threatening at times but favorable conditions prevailed and a pleasant  time was spent.    Amongst those  who attended were Mrs. Kerr;  Mrs.   Boyd,   Misses Isabel and  Marjorie Seaton; Ruby Howse of  Nicola,   and Messrs.:   Chapman,  A. Seaton, Dancey, T. J. Seaton,  Tandy, Watson and Browitt.  William McNeill will   have a  most representative and attractive collection of ores for the local  fair if his plans fully mature.   It  will be one of the finest collections ever gathered together in  this district.    They will subsequently be sent to Montreal and  placed on exhibit in the windows  of  the Montreal Daily Herald,  which paper will publish a long  story of the mineral development  of   the Nicola valley   and contiguous distric.s.  The Walhachin correspondent  to the Ashcroft Journal writes as  follows: _��� 'We are- indeed glad  to announce G. Beyts' return  from Nicola with, his son, J.  Falvey Beyts, who had sufficiently recovered from his serious  accident to be able to travel with  his father. J.. Falvey-Beyts is  making rapid progress towards  recovery though he is still suffering "considerably from his injuries and the terrible shock he  sustained."  L. S. Cokely and G. H. Brotherton left yesterday morning for  Shuswap.    They will be away for  six weeks,   having  accepted  a  contract for surveying timber for  Robinson & McKenzie of Cranbrook.    The latter, will1 take out  logs by contract for another firm.  DuringJihe absence of_Mr._Cokel.v  his office will be occupied by the  John   Hutchison company,   who  will later move into the offices  now occupied by the Nicola Valley Investment and- Land company, limited.  STILL ANOTHER ENGINE  There is still another new engine on the local run. Fresh  from the shops and looking  almost as good as new, "King"  Dodd now drives No. 498 and it  is doing the work most satisfactorily. This engine has been  prepared for the Nicola branch  and will likely be left here permanently. Nngine No. 499 has  been sent back to the shops at  Winnipeg and will be rebuilt.  THE FALL FAIRS  The dates of the fall fairs  through the upper country^and  coast have been announced as  follows:  Nicola Valley,  Sept. 14.  Kamloops, Sept. 28, 29 and 30.  Vernon, Sept. 15, 16 and 17.  Armstrong, Sept. ,22 and 23.  Kelowna, Sept. 20 and 21.  Salmon Arm, Sept.' 23 and 24.'  Victoria, Sept. 27 to Oct. 1:  New Westminster, Oct. 4 to 8  inclusive.  Established 1817. Head Office:    Montreal  PAID UP CAPITAL $14,400,000. REST $12,000,000  -Sir Edward < loiislon. imrt. . 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  0LDWATER  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION;  I  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. MciNTYRE, Prop.  merbitt; B.G.  You Need  a Summer Suit  It is a question that confronts every man just about now.  I have a complete line of the best old country cloths and give  the best of satisfaction in both workmanship and quality of  goods.        Prices are reasonable and will fit the smallest* purse.  Just opening up in the Old Nash Building, Quilhena, Ave.  Two doors west of the new Coldwater Hotel.  CLEANING AND PRESSING A SPECIALTY  GIVE ME A TRIAL AND IT WILL PAY- YOU  C. STEPHENSON, Merchant Tailor  MERRITT, B. C.  A satisfied customer is the best advertisement  you can have���ask any of our regular board-'  ers.   They will tell you that they get the best  of service at the Merritt Restaurant. Delicacies  of the season always on hand.    Bread for Sale.  ANDREW HOGAN  Quilchena Ave.  PROPRIETOR  Merritt, B. C.  NEW TONSORIAL PARLORS  J  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.  rn  WILLIAM BROWN  No ma ter what you may "require we can doit-doit weH.  ���grille' Nicola Valley. New*. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, September 2, 1910  THE LION AND  THE MOUSE.  By CHARLES KLEIN.  A Story of American Life Novelized From the Plav Ay  ARTHUR  HORNBLOW.  COPYRIGHT.     1906.    BY    G.    W.    DILLINGHAM    COMPANY.  Continued from last week.  "Mo came in ..hour half an hour ago.  He was upstairs to see me. and I  thought ho wivj looking for yon." answered tlie wife.  "Well." replied Ryder determinedly,  "he and I have sot to understand on eh  other.   This can't fro on.   It shan't."  Mrs. U.vder put her hand ou his arm  and said pleadingly:.  "Don't he impatient with the boy.  John. Remember he is all we have.  He is so unhappy.   He wants to please  us. Illlt"-T-  "P.ut he insists on pleasing himself."  said Ryder completing the sentence.  ���'I'm afraid. John, that his liking- for  that Miss Rossmore is more serious  than you realize"���  The financier stamped his foot and  replied angrily:  ''Rossmore! That name seems to  confront me at every turn���for years  the father, now the daughter! I'm  sorry, my dear," he went on more  calmly, "that you seem inclined to listen to Jefferson. It only encourages  him in-his attitude toward me. Kate  would make him an excellent wife,  while what do we know about the  other -woman? Are you willing to sacrifice your son's future to a mere boyish whim?"  Mrs. Ryder sighed.  "It's very hard," she said, "for a  mother to know what to advise. Miss  Green says"���  "What!" exclaimed her husband,  "you have consulted Miss Green on the  subject?"  "Yes," answered his wife, "I don't  know how I came to tell her, but I  did. I seem to tell her everything. I  find her such a comfort, John. I  haven't had an attack of nerves since  that girl has been in the house."  "She is certainly a superior woman,"  admitted Ryder. "I wish she'd ward  that Rossmore girl off. I wish she"���  He stopped abruptly as if not venturing to give-expression to his thoughts,  even to his wife. Then he said: "If  she were Kate Roberts she wouldn't  let Jeff slip through her fingers."  "I have often wished." went on Mrs.  Ryder, "that Kate were more like Shirley Green. I don't think we would  have any difficulty with Jeff then."  "Kate is the daughter of Senator  Roberts,.'and if this marriage is broken  off in any way without the "senator's:  consent; he is in a position to injure  my interests materially. If you see  Jefferson, send him to me in the library. I'll go and. keep Roberts in good  humor until he comes."   ���  He went downstairs, and Mrs. Ryder  proceeded to .her apartments, where  she found Jefferson chatting with  Kate. She at once delivered Ryder  senior's message.  "Jeff, your father wants to see you  in the library."  "Yes; I want to see him," answered  the young man grimly, and after a few  moments' more badinage with Kate he  left the room.  It was not a mere coincidence that  had brought Senator Roberts and his  daughter and the financier's son all together under the Ryder roof at the  same time. It was part of Jefferson's  well prepared plan to expose the rascality of his father's secretary and at  the same time rid himself of the embarrassing entanglement with Kate  =Roberts.=If-the-senator--??ere=confront-=  ed publicly with the fact that his  daughter, while keeping up the fiction  of being engaged to Ryder junior, was  really preparing to run off with the  Hon. Fitzroy Bagley, he would have  no alternative but to retire gracefully  under fire and relinquish all idea of a  marriage alliance with the house of  Ryder. The critical moment had arrived. Tomorrow, Wednesday, was the  day lixed for the elopement. The secretary's little game had gone far  enough. The time had come for action.  So Jefferson had written to Senator  Roberts, who was In Washington, asking him if it would be convenient for  him to come at once to New York and  meet himself and his father on a matter of importance. The senator naturally Jumped to the conclusion that  TefTeiv-on   and   Ryder  bad   reached  an  amicable understanding, and be Immediately hurried to New York and, with  his daughter, came round to Seventy-  fourth street  When Ryder senior entered the library, Senator Roberts was striding  nervously up and down the room. This,  he felt, was an important day. The  ambition of his life seemed on the  point of being attained.  "Hello, Roberts," was Ryder's cheerful greeting. "What's brought you  from Washington at a critical time like  this? The Rossmore impeachment  needs every friend we have."  "Just as if you didn't know," smiled  the senator uneasily, "that I am here  by appointment to meet you and your  eon!"  "To meet me and my son?" echoed  Ryder, astonished.  The senator, perploxed and beginning to feel real alarm, showed the  financier Jefferson's letter. Ryder  read it, and he looked pleased.  "That's all right" he said, "if the lad  asked you to meet us here it can mean  only one thing���that at last be baa  Made uo his mind to tbia maniac*-"  "That's what l tnougnt." replied tne  senator, breathing more freely. "I was  sorry to leave Washington at such a  time, but I'm a father, and Kate is  more to me than the Rossmore impeachment Besides, to see her married to your son Jefferson is one of the  dearest wishes of my life."  "You can rest easy," said Ryder.  "That is practically settled. Jefferson's sending for you proves that he  is now ready to meet my wishes. He'll  be here any minute. How is the Rossmore case progressing?"  "Not so well as it might," growled  the senator. "There's a lot of maudlin  sympathy for the judge. He's a pretty  sick man by all accounts, and the  newspapers seem to be taking his part.  One or two of the western senators  are talking corporate influence and  trust legislation, but when it comes  to a vote the matter will be settled on  party lines."  "That means that Judge Rossmore  will be removed?" demanded Ryder  sternly.  "Yes, with five votes to spare," answered the senator.  "That's not enough," insisted Ryder.  "There must be at least twenty. Let  there be no blunders, Roberts. The  man is a menace to all the big commercial interests. This thing must go  through." , .  The door opened, and Jefferson appeared. On seeing the senator talking  with his father, he hesitated on the  threshold. ...     .  "Come in, Jeff," said his father  pleasantly. "You expected to see Senator Roberts, didn't you?"  "Yes, sir. How do you do, senator?"  said the young man, advancing into  the room.  "I got your letter, my boy, and here  I am," said the senator, smiling affably. "I suppose we can guess what  the business is, eh?"  "That he's going to marry Kate, of  course," chimed in Ryder senior.  "Jeff, my lad, I'm glad you are beginning to see my way of looking at  things. You're doing more to please  me lately, and I appreciate it You  stayed at home when I asked you to,  and now you've made up your mind  regarding this marriage."  Jefferson let his father finish his  speech, and then he said calmly:  "I think there must be some misapprehension as to the reason for my  summoning Senator Roberts to Mew  York. It bad nothing to do with my  marrying Miss Roberts, but to prevent  her marriage with some one else."  "What!" exclaimed Ryder senior.  "Marriage with some one else?"  echoed the senator. He thought he  bad not heard aright yet at the same  time he had grave misgivings. "What  do you mean, sir?"  Taking from his pocket a copy of the  letter he had picked up on the staircase, Jefferson held it out to the girl's  father.  "Your daughter is preparing to run  away with my father's secretary. Tomorrow would have been too late.  That is why I summoned you. Read  this."  The senator took the letter and as he  read his face grew ashen and his band  trembled violently. At one blow all  his ambitious projects for his daughter had been swept away. The inconsiderate act^of a siilyrthougbtlessglrl  had spoiled the carefully laid plans of  a-lifetime. The only consolation which  remained was that the calamity might  have been still more serious. This  timely warning had saved his family  from perhaps an even greater scandal.  He passed the letter in silence to Ryder senior.  The  financier   was  a  man  of   few  words  when  the situation called  for  prompt action.   After be bad read the  letter through there was an ominous  silence.    Then  he  rang  a  bell.    The  butler appeared.  "Tell Mr. Bagley I want hkn."  The man bowed and disappeared.  "Who the devil is this Bagley 7' demanded the senator.  "English���blue blood���no money,"  was Ryder's laconic answer.  "That's the only kind we seem to get  over here," growled the senator. "We  furnish the money; they furnish the  blood. Hang his blue blood! I don't  want any in mine." Turning to Jefferson, he said: "Jefferson, whatever  the motives that actuated you, I can  only thank you for this warning: I  think it would have broken my heart  If my girl had gone away with that  scoundrel. Of course, under the circumstances I must abandon all Idea  of your becoming my son-in-law. I release you from all obligations you may  hove felt yourself bound by."  Jefferson bowed and remained silent.  Ryder senior eyed bis son closely, an  amused expression hovering on bis  iface. After all, it was not so much he  who had desired this match as Roberts,  'and as long as the senator was willing  to withdraw he could make no objection. He wondered what part, if any,  his son had played in bringing about  this sensational denouement to a match  which had been so distasteful to him,  and It gratified bis paternal vanity to  think that Jefferson after ull might be  smarter than he had given him credit  flM��.  At this juncture Mr. Bagley entered  ' the room, fie was a little taken aback  on seeing the senator; but, like most  men of his class, his self conceit .made  him confident of his ability to handle  any emergency which might arise, and  he had no reason to suspect that this  hasty summons to the library had anything to do with his matrimonial plans.  "Did you ask for me, sir?" he demanded, addressing his employer.  "Yes, Mr. Bagley," replied Ryder,  fixing the secretary with a look that  filled the latter with misgivings. "What  steamers' leave tomorrow for England?"  "Tomorrow?" echoed Mr. Bagley.  "1 said tomorrow." repeated Ryder,  slightly raising his voice.  "Let me see," stammered the secretary. "There is the White Star, the  North German Lloyd, the Atlantic  Transport"���  "Have you any preference?" Inquired  the financier.  "No, sir, none at all."  "Then you'Jl go on board one of the  ships tonight," said Ryder. "Your  things will be packed and sent to you  before the steamer sails tomorrow."  The Hon. Fitzroy Bagley, third son  of a British peer, did not understand  even ( yet that he was discharged as  one dismisses a housemaid caught kissing the policeman. lie could not think  what Mr. . Ryder wanted him to go  abroad for unless it were on some matter of business, and it was decidedly,  inconvenient for hiui to sail at this  time.  "But, sir," he stammered, "I'm afraid  ���I'm afraid"���  "Yes.", rejoined   Ryder promptly,   "1:  notice that���your hand is shaking."  "I mean that I"���  "You mean  that you have other engagements!" said Ryder sternly.  "Oh, no���no, but"���  "No engagement at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning?" insisted Ryder.  "With my daughter?" chimed in the  senator.  Mr. Bagley now understood. He  broke out in a cold perspiration, and  he paled visibly. In the hope that the  full extent of his plans were not  known, he attempted to brazen it out.  "No, certainly not, under no 'circumstances,"-he said.  Ryder senior rang a bell.  "Perhaps she has an eugageinerst  ���with you. We'll ask her." To the puller.. who entered, he said. "Tell Miss  Roberts that her father would like to  see her here."  The man disappeared, and the sena  tor took a baud iu cross examining the  now. thoroughly .uncomfortable  secretary. ���'.������.-.._,������.!._'���  "So you thought my daughter looked  pale and that a little excursion to.-'Buf  falo would   be a  good thing  for. herV;  Well, it won't be a good thing for you.  -young man. I can assure you of that!"  The English aristocrat began to wilt ,  His assurance of manner quite deserted him. and he stammered painfully  as he.floundered about in excuses. :  "Not with tne���oh, dear, no," he said.  "You 'never'- proposed to run away  .with my daughter?" cried the irate father. ..., .  "Run away with her?" stammered  Bagley.  "And marry her?" shouted the senator, shaking his fist at him.  "Oh. say, this is hardly fair, three  "against one. really, I'm awfully sorry,  eh. what?''  The door, opened, and Kate Roberts  bounced In.    She was smiling and full  "Oh, papa, don't be so cross. Jefferson did uot care for me. I couldn't  be an old maid. Mr...Bagley has a  lovely castle In England, and one day  he'll sit in the house of lords. He'll  explain everything to you."  ���'He'll explain nothing," rejoined the  senator grimly.- "Mr. Bagley returns  to England tonight. He won't have  time to explain anything."  "Returns to England?" echoed Kate,  dismayed.  "Yes, aud you go with me to Washington at once."  The senator turned to Ryder.,'  "Goodby, Ryder. Tho little domestic  comedy is ended. I'm grateful it didn't  turn out a drama. The next time I  pick out a son-in-law I hope I'll have  better luck."  He shook hands with Jefferson and  left the room, followed by his crestfallen daughter.  Ryder, who had gone to write something at his desk, strode over to where  Mr. Bagley was standing and handed  him.a check.  "Here. sir. This settles everything-to  date.    Good day."  ���'But I���I"��� stammered the secretary  helplessly.  "Good day. sir." .  Ryder turned his back on him and  conversed Willi his sou, while Mr. Bag-  icy slowly Mini as it' regretfully made  his exit.  The B. and B.  ������'*' :*,i- .'--''���  Automobile Co.  SHOW ROOMS  New Masonic Temple Bldg.  Cor,   '"sorgia and Seymour Sts.  Vancouver, B. C.  When in North Bend stop at  G.PR. Hotel  "You never proposed to run away with  . my dtaujhtert"  ot animal spirits, but on seeing the  stern face of her father and the pitiable _ picture presented by her faithful  Fltz she was Intelligent enough to Immediately scent danger.  "Did you want to see me, father?"  she inquired boldly.  "Yes, Kate," answered the senator  gravely, "we have just been having a  talk with Mr. Bagley, in which you  were one of the subjects of conversation.   Can you guess what it was?"  The girl looked from her father to  Bagley and from him to the Ryders.  Her aristocratic lover made a movement.forward as if to exculpate himself, but he caught Ryder's eye and  remained where he was.  "Well?" she said, with a nervous  laugh.  "I�� it true?" asked.the senator, "that  you were about to marry this man  secretly?"  She cast dowu her eyes and answered :  "I suppose you know everything."  .  "Have you anything to add?" asked  her father sternly.  "No," said  Kate,  shaking her head  "It's true.    We. intended to run awtiy,  didn't we. Fltz?"  "Never mind about Mr. Bagley,"  thundered her father. "Haven't you  a word of shame for this disgrace you  have brouaht unnn m��v"  CHAPTER. XV.  m T was now December, and the sen-  | ate had been in session for over  I a week. Jefferson had uot forgotten his promise, and one day,  about two weeks after Mr. Bagley's  spectacular dismissal from the Ryder  residence, he had brought Shirley the  two letters. She did not ask him bow  he got them, if he forced the drawer or  procured the key. It sufficed for her  that the precious letters, the absolute  proof of her-father's innocence, were at  last in her possession. She at once  sent them off by registered mail to  Stott. who immediately acknowledged  receipt and at the same time announced his departure for Washington  that-night. He promised to keep her  constantly informed of what he was  doing and how her father's case was  going. It could, he thought, be only a  matter of a few days now before the  result of the proceedings would he  known.  The approach of the crisis made Shirley exceedingly nervous, and it was  only by., the exercise of the greatest  self control that she did not betray the  terrible anxiety she felt. The Ryder  biography was nearly finished, and her  stay in Seventy-fourth street would  soon come to an end. She had a serious talk witii-Jefferson, who contrived  to see a good deal of her. entirely unsuspected by his pa rents, .-for. Mr. and  Mrs.- Ryder had no reason to believe  that their son had- any more than a  mere bowing acquaintance---with /the  clover.'young authoress. Now that Mr.  Bagley was no longer there to spy  upon their actions these clandestine interviews had been comparatively easy.  Shirley brought to hear all the arguments she could think of to convince  Jefferson of the hopelessness of their  engagement. She insisted that, she  could never be his wife;'"Circumstances  over'which, they ��� luul no control made  that dream impossible. It were better,  sue said, to part now rather than incur  the risk of being unhappy later. But  Jefferson refused to be convinced.' He  argued and pleaded, aud he even swore  ���strange, desperate words that Shirley  had never heard before and whicn  alarmed her uot a little���and the discussion ended usually by a kiss which  put Shirley completely hors de combat.  Meantime. John Ryder had not  ceased, worrying .about liis son. -The  removal of Kate Roberts as a factor in  his future had not eliminated the  danger of Jefferson taking the bit between his teeth one day and contract-  in g_a secret marriage with the dnnghj_  P.  0. Box 367.  Thc  The  The  REO  FORD  WHITE  You can get the best satisfaction for your money. Local  trains stop thirty minutes for  lunch. We have the name of  keeping one of the best host-  elries along the line.  J. C. Clarence  Manager  LABOR DAY  Quilchena, B. G,  This is the big day of the year for the valley. This year's  bill will be better than any previous year and many outside  horses will compete. ' .  Good Purses Hung up in all  Events  This Meet Always Brings Out the Best  Horses of the District.  Remember the Day and Date  Monday, September 5th  For information or in sending entries, address:  Joseph Guichon, Jr.  Quilchena, B. C.  ��� 91  ter of his enemy, and when he thought  of the mere possibility of such a thing  happening he stormed and raved until  his wife, accustomed as she was to hls_  choleric outbursts, was thoroughly  frightened. For some time after Bag  ley's departure, father and son goc  along together fairly amicably, but Ryder senior was quick to see that Jefferson had something on his mind  which was worrying him, and he  rightly attributed it to his infatuation  for Miss Rossmore. lie was convinced  Unit his son knew where'the Judge's  daughter was. although his own efforts  lo discover her whereabouts had been  unsuccessful.  Sergeant ICIIison had confessed absolute failure. , Miss Kossinore. he reported, had disappeared as completely us  If the earth had swallowed her, and  further search was fi.fi.e. Knowing  well his sou's Impulsive, headstrong  disposition. Ryder senior believed nlm  quili' capable of marrying the girl secretly any tin:e. The only tiling that  .lolin Ryi.er ('.id not know was that  Shirley Rossmore was not the.kind of  a girl to allow any man to inveigh.  Her into a secret marriage. The Colossus, wlm judged the world's morals by  Ids own. was not. of course, aware of  this, and he worried night and day  thinking what he could.do to prevent  his .".on from marrying the daughter of  the man he'had wronged.  The more he pondered over it the  u.nre he regretted that there was not-  some other girl with whom Jefferson  could full in love and marry. He need  not seek a rich girl���there was certainly e.i'ur.li money in the Ryder family  M pr.ivL.e for both. lie wished they  l.ne-.v a girl, for example, as attractive  and clever, as Miss (Jreen. All. ."��  thought, there was a girl who would  make a nit n of .lel'forson ��� brainy. r.:n-  hlvi'ii's. active: And the more ln��  Mini:.".'hi  of It  the more  the  idea  grew  (To be continued.)  y  INTBE RACE FOR BUSINESS  The gentleman on the tortoise  represents the man who does not  ulycrtise���thc one who tries to do  business as it was done in the days  of the tallow candle or the oil lamp.   \,i  Are you in the glare of the elec ill  trie light���in the automobile of IJI  Modern Methods?  Our" Ads. arc high voltage  batteries, whether you want light  or  power���business  publicity or j,1  | competent help ��� .   t J  C-,_n.n__ um _, ���. w i__w��i Friday, September 2, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Land Ret  . Nicola Land District  District of Yale  Take notice that Robert Frank- Mor-  'rison of Kelowna, B.C., -occupation  Merchant, intends to apply for permission to pui-chase 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.  Robekt Frank Morrison  June 13, 1910.  Land Act  Nicola Land District  District of Yale  Take notice that Frederic Armsti-ng  of Kelowna, B.C., occupation Accountant, intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  north east corner of the land applied  for by ' ewis Holman, thence north  forty (40) chains, thence, west forty  (40) chains, -thence south forty (40)  chains, thence east forty (40); chains to  point of commencement and containing  one hundred and sixty (160) acres more  or less. -       r  Frederic Armstrong.  June 13, 1910.  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 fpllowmi?  described lands: ���_      ,���  Commencing- at a post piantcd 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. Tillbrool.,  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 containing one hundred and thirty-  seven decimal  four four   137.4-1   acres,   more or  leSS' FREDERIC GEORGE DAVIS.  Date June 13. 1910.  '    32. ���  Land . j^LC-t. Notice.  Nicola Land District. '  Kamloops Division of Y'ale.  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  of  LAND ACT.  Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  Take notice that Thomas   Nicol   Morrison  Kelowna, B. U��� occupation merchant, intends to  applyfor permission  to purchase the following  described lands: '", : _.'',������   ,   -      _.->    .    <���  Commencing at a post planted 20 chains Last of  the Northwest corner of theland applied for liy  Frederic Armstrong, thence West 63 chains. 70  links to the Northwest corner of the land applied  for by R. F, Morrison, thence North 40 chains,  thence East 63 chains 70 links, thence South 40  chains to the point of commencement, containing  254 acres more or less.  ^ THOMAS NICOL MORRISON.  Date June 13, 1910.  Land Notice  ' Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that 60 days after date  Euphemia Beath of Vancouver, married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following de1  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 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.  ���"���-���^GKARLES-BEATHr^AppIicant^  E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated June 14, 1910.       22-31  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Leonie R. Brother-  ton, of Broom Road, Teddin^ton, 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.  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. McVittis, 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.  SOLOMON SHR1MPTON  Per Richard Hazlehurst, Agent  Dated June 17th 1910. 21-30  Land Act  Dis-  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  triet.    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  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 Land District.  Kamloops Division of-Yale.  Take notice that R.   Ernest Johnson,  of Montreal, Quebec, Railway Engineer,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands :-  Commencing at a post planted at the  Southeast corner  of  Grace  Johnson's  application of even date,  thence South  80 chains, thence West 80 chains, thence  North 80 chains, thence East 80 chains.  R. Ernest Johnson.  Archiaald W. McVittie, Agent.  June 7, 1910.       21-30  Land Act  Nicola   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   Land District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that George W. Sawyer  of Southsea, England, occupation  British Army Officer, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  South West corner of Lot 714, thence  East 40 chains, thence South 40 chains,  thence West 40 chains, thence North  40 chains to point of commencement.  GEORGE W.  SAWYER, Col.  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  July 11. 1910  Land Act  Kamloops division of   Yale  Dis-  Land  trict.     District of Nicola  Take notice that sixty days afterdate  I, Thomas Henry Dancey, of Picton,  Ont., Manufacturer, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands:���-  Commencing at a post planted at the  northeast corner of Frank Bailey's application, thence 40 chains north, thence  forty chains west, thence 40 chains  south and thence 40 chains east to point  commencement and ���.-. comprising L60  acres more or less.  Thomas Henry Dancey, Applicant  Frank Bailey, Agent.  Dated August 1st, 1910.  District  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale District.  District of Nicola.  Take notice that Ethel W. Sawyer,  of 26 Lancaster Gate Terrace, occupation married woman, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a pof t planted at the  South West corner of Lot 714, thence  North 80 chains, thence West80 chains,  thence Soutff 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  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 cnains south,  thence 40 chains west, thence 80 chains  north and 20 chains east to point of  commencement, comprising 320 acres  more or less.  S. N. Dancey. Applicant.  Frank Bailey, Agent.  Dated August 1st, 1910  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.  District of Ashcroft.  Takt notice that Wallace R.  Parker of Vancouver,  B. C,  occupption carpenter,  intends to  apply for permission  to purchase the following.  des   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,  tand con tain ing 160 acres more or less.  WALLACE R. PARKER.  R. G. Stanley Anthony, Agent.  Date May 17th. 1910. 19-28  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  Coal Notice.  Thirty days after date I intend to  make application for a license to prospect for Coal and Petroleum on the  following described land; commencing  at a post planted at the North-east  corner of Lot 669, thence West 40  chains, thence North 20 chains, thence  East 20 chains thence North 10 chains,  thence East 20 chains, thence North 30  chains, thence East 20 chains, more or  less to-'the West line of Lot 1304,  thence South 40 chains, thence West 20  chains, thence South 20 chains to psint  of commencement, containing 160 acres  more or iess.  W. G. MURRAY,  June 15, 1910        22-27 Locator.  Land Act Notice  Nicola-Kamloops Land District.  Ynle District.  Take notice that I, A. W. Strickland, of Nicola,  B. C, occupation bank manager, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted 40 chains north of  the northwest corner of Lot 573, thence 40 chains  north, thence 40 chains east, thence 40 chains  south and thence 40 chains west to point of commencement.  A. W. STRICKLAND. Applicant.  Stanley Kirby, Agent.  Dated April 11th. 1910. 10-18  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Leonard   Evans,  of  Vancouver" B. C; Piano Tuner, intends  to apply for permission to purchase: the  following described lands : - ���  Commencing at a p^stjjanted^at the.  Southwest corner of Lot 1137, thence  West 80 chains, thence North 80 chains,  thence East 80 chains, thence South 80  chains.  Leonard Evans.  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  June 8, 1910.    21-23.  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 SO  chains.  Thomas Evans.  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  June 8, 191i.       21-30  Land Act  Nicola Division of Kamloops Land District.  District of Yale.  TAKE notice that I, Maxwell Jenkins,  of Kelowna, occupation laborer, intends  to apply for  permission to purchase the following described  lands :���' .  Commencing at a post piantcd at the north  cast corner of land applied for by P. 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  TAKE notice that sixty days after date I, Charles Montague Winny, of Middlesboro, occupation  engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands :  Commencingat  a   post planted   at   the    south  east corner of Pre-emption No. 235, and running  north.SO   chains,thence   east40   chains,    thence  south 80 chains, thence west 40 chains to point of  commencement.  CHARLES MONTAGUE WINNY,  _  ___ _____ ���'___.' R. H. Winny, Agent.  INicola7"June"17thrl910, U9-28-^-  Land Act  TAKE notice that sixty days after date I, Sarah  Winny, of Nicola, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the south east  corner of Lot 6987, and running west 40 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence east 40 chains,  thence north 80 chains to point of commencement.  SARAH WINNY,  R. H. Winny, Agent.  Nicola. June 17, 1910. 19-28  Land Act  Nicola District.  Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that Charles " c-  Vittie, barristers clerk of Renfrew, Ont., intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following' described lands:  Commencing- at a post planted  one mile north of the northwest  corner., of Lot 1761, near Aspen  Grove, thence north" 40 chains,  thence east 80 chaihs, thence  south 40 chains, thence west 80  chains.   ���  Charles McVitte  Per Archibald .W.     cVittie  July 17, 1910.        27-36.  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, in-  tedds to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands :  Commencing at a post planted in the  middle of the West boundary of Grace  Johnson's application of even date,  thence West 80  chains,   thence  South  LAND ACT  TAKE NOTICE,  that David  couver, occupation broker.  Beath,   of   Van  intends to apply  the    following   dc-  for pemission to purchaso  scribed land:  Commencing at a post plnnted 80 chains East of  the N. E. Corner of Lot 1770. Otter Valley, running North 80 chains, thence East 80 chains,  thence South 80 ohains, thence West SO chains to  point of commencement.    Containing (M0 acres.  David Beath. Applicant  Per E. B. Tinglev. Agent  Dated 29th April, 1910. 14-22  Nicola  Land Act Notice  Division   of    Kamloops  Land District  District of Yale  Take notice that Frank William  Fraser of Kelowna, B.C., occupation Cannery Manager, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the following described  land. Commencing at a post  planted on the north shore of  Chain lake and running north  forty chains, thence east eighty  chains, thence south twenty  chains, thence wst five chains  more or less to I '^e shore of Chain  lake, thence wsterly along the  north shore r( Chain lake eighty  chains moro rr less to the point  of commer."ement, and containing 160 acres more or less.  Frank William Fraser.  Mayth, 1910 .  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  -eontainmg=160=acres=more=--or  Charles James Stewart  R. G. Stanley Anthony, Agent  Date May 17, 1910.  Land Act Notice  Nicola District.    Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Fanny 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  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  commencinK Jit 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.  Frank Bailey, aprent.  Dated August 1st, 1910. 27-36  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District��� District of Nicola.  Take notice that sixty days after date I, Frank  Bailey, mining engineer, of Merritt, B. C, intend  to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Starting at a post piantcd at the northwest  corner of Olson's ranch, thence 40 chains west,  thence 40 chains north, thence 40 chaina east, and  thence 40 chains south to point of commencement,  and containing 160 acres more or less.  FRANK BAILEY, locator.  Dated August 1st. 1910. 27-36  Spend   your summer vacation at  SAVONAS  along the shores of Kamloops Lake.  Pleasure spot for  Splendid fishing and hunting,  sportsmen  Lakeview Hotel  Provides   for your  every want while you are  Eof [this  popular resort.  ifcv  enjoying the  beauty  Adam   FergUSOn, Proprietor  Autumn Days Bring  Autumn Weddings  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 Barks & Sons, Limited  Jewelery Mail Order House  E. Trorey, Man. Dir. Vancouver; B. C  The Beauty Spot of British Columbia  HOPE  r  Picturesquely situated along the banks of the Fraser River and  a history as romantic as the place is beautiful.  i  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.  Here's a Snap  ���A  Real  Genuine Snap  Six Inside Lots In  Will be sold at a Sacrifice.  Hazelton is destined  _centres_jn__the__north_  to be one tf the greatest commercial  -theIheadlof_nayigation_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  $300 Cash  will handle them.  Address:  Price $150 each or $900 for the lot and one-third  down,  Box D, Nicola Valley News.  for permission  following de-  Land Act  Nicola District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Gladys Morgan of Toronto,   Ont.. spinster,  intends to apply  to  purchase   the  scribed 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  r=    Per Archibald W. McVittie.  July 17, 1010.       27-36  Land Act  Nicola District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Kate Morgan  of   Toronto,    Ontario,    married  woman, intends to apply for per  mission to purchase the following  described lands.  Commencing at a post one mile  north of the northwest corner of  lot 1761, near Aspen Grove,  thence north one mile, thence  west one mile, thence south one  mile, thence east one mile.  Kate Morgan  Per Archibald W. McVittie.  July 17, 1910.       27-36  Land Act Notice  NICOLA AND KAMLOOPS LAND DISTRICT.  Distric. of Yale.  Take notice that Joseph Logan Thompson of  Vancouver, occupation, fn_ met, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following, described  lands: ''.','        . .  Commencing at a post planted at the southwest corner of Lot 751, about two miles south of  Samette Lake, thence 80 chains North, thence 40  chains West, thence 80 chains South, thence 40  chains East, to point of commencement, and  containing- 820 acres more or less.  JOSEPH-LOGAN THOMPSON.  Frank Bailey, Agent.  Dated March 16th. 1910. 8  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, September-2, 1910  QUILCHENA" HOTEL  Home of the Labor Day Celebration on Monday  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Mr. and Mrs. J. Angus Macdonald returned to Merritt last  night after spending two weeks  in Sunshine valley up the Cold-  water.  Mrs. George Hygh went oyer  to Kamloops yesterday morning  ���to present at the sickbed of her  husband.    Arthur Hygh accompanied her.  Mrs. Andrew Rear of Kamloops came up by Wednesday  night's train and will spend a  few weeks with friends in and  around Nicola.  The road gang has undertaken  the construction of a new road  leading up to the Coal Hill Syndicate's mine and a better grade  will be provided.  J. S. Morgan is erecting a fine  new building on Quilchena avenue adjoining his present one.  He expects to occupy it in the  course of a few days.  John Blackwell was down from  his ranch above Nicola yesterday.  It was his first visit to Merritt  for some time and he says that  the town is growing fast.  Hugh McGuire, who has been  up through the Coldwater country on a land seeking expedition,  is back in Merritt and will leave  tomorrow morning for the coast.  It is now a reasonable certainty  that Dr. Williams of Ladysmith  will locate in Merritt and will  open up a practice here. He is  expected to arrive in a week  or so.  T. H. Crump, C. P. R. tram-  master, was in Merritt yesterday  for the first time since assuming  his hew office. He likes the look  of the town and predicts a great  future.      ���������"������  J. P. McLeod, for some time  acting-registrar of_joint^stock  companies, has been gazetted as  deputy attorney-general in succession to H. A. McLean, K. C.  The appointment is received with  universal satisfaction.  Dr. G. H. Tutill has received a  communication from Dr. Paton,  assistant to Dr. McKechnie at  Vancouver, informing him that  the immediate cause of the death  of the late John Loftus was  pneumonia.  Archie Jackson was unfortunate in receiving a kick from a  horse yesterday morning. His  left leg was badly bruised and it  was almost impossible for him to  use it for a time. He is now able  to get around better.  William Mclntyre has returned  from Vancouver where he  has been in attendance on Mr.  Mclntyre for the past week.  Mrs. Mclntyre's host of friends  will be glad to learn that she has  fully recovered from the effects  of her operation arid will isoon be  strong enough to return home.  Miss Ruby Howse leaves on  Wednesday next for Toronto to  resume her studies at Westminster college. Miss Howse has  spent the vacation at her home  in Nicola and a pleasant vacation  it has been. In the continuance  of her studies she will have the  sincere good wishes of her host  of warm friends.  Joseph Food will be here in a  few days to look after the details  preliminary to the establishment  of his wholesale liquor house.  The Morgan building will be utilized for at least one year when  Mr. Food proposes to erect a fine  big building of his own, possibly  on the Murk lot at the corner of  Voght street and Quilchena  avenue.  James Simpson, the local jeweler, will soon have a fine new  store building. Since the inception of his business' he has occupied a part of the .store of; G. M.  Gemmill, the druggist, but the  ever increasing-business on the  part of both concerns has necessitated segregated quarters. Mr.  Simpson will have the front portion of the old Coldwater hotel  building. Plate glass windows  will be installed and other improvements effected that will  give the store a very neat and  attractive appearance.  H. B. Christie, government  agent at Ashcroft, came into  Merritt Wednesday night after a  tour of several i hundred miles.  Mr. Christie left Ashcroft several  days ago and has driven along  the Thompson through Kamloops,  on to Grand Prairie, through the  Okanagan valley to Penticton,  thence to Keremeos, Hedley,  Princeton and into Merritt. Mr.  Christie's horse was pretty well  used up when he reached Merritt so he left the roadster with  S. J. Solomon at Coutlee and returned to Ashcroft by train.  THE SPORTING WORLD  New Westminster won from  Vancouver in a canter in last  Saturday's lacrosse game. The  score was 4 to 3, but the Royals  never took things seriously until  the last quarter.  ______The=paltry___=sum____of____,$10_____per_  minute for playing lacrosse is  what the Vancouver team will  pay Tommy Burns in the game  with New Westminster. He will  receive $1000 in all, the largest  sum ever paid to a lacrosse player.  Tommy Burns will play outside  home for Vancouver in the Labor  day lacrosse'fixture with New  Westminster. The erstwhile  champion is a former lacrosse  star of the east though he then  played under his proper name,  that of Noah Brusso.  Gordon Spring leads the lacrosse league on the coast in goal  getting, having 14 goals to his  credit in nine games. O'Reilly  of Vancouver is sixth. Lalonde's  performance of last year in scoring 24 goals in ten games will  not be equalled this year.  The Nationals won the championship of the N. L. U. last  Saturday and they will be the  Aext eastern team to come out  after the Minto cup. The defeat  Of Montreal by Tecumsehs  cinched matters, but Newsy  Lalonde's men made it safer by  trimming the Cornwalls 3 to 1.  With the erection of a rink at  Merritt it is altogether likely that  a hockey team will be organized.  There is excellent material on  the ground for a winning seven  glBg_m__CTBWMf^MffliMgS  Diamond Vale Supply Co.  Merritt, B. C.  Diamond  Vale 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.  rocenes  We   carry   a    carefully   assorted   stock of the   best to  be had and always fresh.  Also Fruits in  Season.  lens  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.  :.:'. 'y.'"- Merritt, B. C. ======���=������^  and it might be possible to organize a league to comprise Kamloops, Ashcroft, Merritt, Nicola  and Princeton. A silver cup is  already available for such a  league.  The baseball league series are  fast drawing to a close and in  some instances there is an exciting race for the pennant. In the  National Chicago has a comfortable lead but Pittsburg is coming  strong and may yet pull up. In  the American it seems to be  all Philadelphia, Boston being  the most dangerous con ten dor.  In the Northwestern Spokane is  still in the lead, but Vancouver  is fighting hard. The two teams  are pretty evenly matched for  they seem to break fairly even  in games. The outcome is being  followed with deep interest by  the fans.  At Merritt, Tuesday, September 6, 7 p.m. All ranks to parade with rifles on above mentioned dates.  Charles Flick Major.  O.C. "D" B. C. H.  BRITISH COLUMBIA HORSE  Squadron orders No. 15 by  Major Flick commanding "D''  Squadron B. C. Horse.  Merritt Sept. 2, 1910. :  Squadron Mounted Drill  At Nicola, Saturday, September 10, 6 p. m.    Drill ordered for  Friday, September 9,   is hereby  cancelled (so. 14.)  Dismounted Drill  Water Notice.  Notice is hereby piven that an application will  be made under Part V. of thc "Water Act, 1909,"  to obtain a licence in the Kamloops Division of  Yale District.  [al The name, address and occupation of the  applicant Richard Hazlehurst of Nicola, rancher.  [b] The name of tho lake, stream or source [if  unnamed, the description is[ Small Creek lying 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 secoad] 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,  p.. Thc purposes for which the water is to be  used, irrigation and domestic.  h. If for irriKation describe the land intended  to be irrigated, fiivint? acreage, all of preemption  No. 818, about 80 acres.  j. Area of Crown land intended to be occupied  by tho proposed works, none.  k This notice was posted on the 17th day of  AuKust, 1910, and application will be made to tho  Commissioner on the 16th day of September, 1910.  I. Give the names and addresses of any ripariah  proprielors or licensees who or whose lands are  likely to be alfccted by the proposed works, either  above or below the outlet, none.  RICHARD HAZLEHURST  Nicola, B. C  Land Act  Nicola���Kamloops Land District.  District or 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:  Commeneinjj- at a post planted at tho Southeast  cornei' of mihI laniln. Ihence follnwiiu. the riftht  bank of tin. Nicola river. Ill) chains to the North  west corner of Lot 170. Group 1, Kamloops Divi  s ion 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,  SEPTEMBER 28, 29 and 30  HORSE RAGES BUCKING CONTEST  RELAY RAGE BAND CONCERTS  FREE^OUTDOOR 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,  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.  MERRITT HOMESITES  AND BUSINESS PROPERTY  The future of Merritt as a Commercial, Industrial and  Mining centre is now assured  TKe Kettle Valley Railway will be Bilt  at an Early Date  Acretand half acre blocks at Merritt at today's prices  will prove profitable buying. Only a limited number  to sell.    Prices and full particulars from:  The Diamond Vale  Supply Co., Ltd  Merritt, B.C.  J. P. BOYD    -    -    Manager.  Act now���profit  accordingly

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