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Array Vol. 1, No   42  MERRITT, B. C.   DECEMBER 2,  1910  P�����#%. Cents  Hunter-Kendrick Co.  Join Hands With Armstrong  Will   Make   Strongest  cantile Combination  Upper Country.  Mer-  m  One of the most important  mercantile transactions in the  history of Nicola Valley was consummated early this week when  Hunter-Kendrick Co. obtained a  partnership and interest in the  bnsiness of G. B. Armstrong.  The new regime will take charge  about the end of January and as  the agreement stipulates an option to purchase it is generally  conceded that Mr. Armstrong  will ultimately dispose of his entire interests.  The fine, big, new building  being erected by Mr. Armstrong  will be ready by the. end of the  year and the business, will be  transferred to. those quarters. It  is the plan of the new concern  to carry an immense stock and  to conduct a deparmental business in the fullest and broadest  sense of the word. The present  departments will be materially  strengthened and a complete  outfit of hardware and builders'  supplies will be added. While it  has not b?en definitely announced  it is understood that the business  will be of a wholesale as well as  a retail character.  The Hunter-Hendrick Co. is  one of the strongest mercantile  institutions in British Columbia  and its coming to Merritt must  surely be accepted as an indication "of "the resourcefulness of the  town's future. For many years  the firm has conducted business  in the boundary districts where  they have secured a splendid  reputation for honesty and integrity of purpose and progress-  iveness and enterprise in policy.  Chas. Hunter, one of the heads  of the company, who was in  Merritt early this week with J.  R. Saunders, manager of the  Greenwood branch, went back to  the boundary where they will  make immediate arrangements  for the disposition of the various  business houses belonging to the  company. _________   the lift and place it on the market. A test conducted at the  Coldwater hotel the other day  was most satisfactory and demonstrated in more ways than  one the superiority of the latest  invention.  BACK AGAIN  Some time ago Mr. Lawes left  this section of the country to try  his fortunes in the Terminal City.  Thursday he was .seen here  again as the representative for  this territory of Kelly, Douglas &  Co. It was the glad hand for  him from the station to Armstrong's store  THAT ICE HOUSE  Our office boy reports that the  work of moving the ice house  from the rear of the old hotel to  the rear of the Coldwater was  completed without any accidents.  British Elections  Waxing Warm  Balfour Will Leave  Tariff  form to Referendum.  Re-  ~i Through his own enterprise  and energy G. B. Armstrong has  developed one of the largest and  most influential business houses  in the upper country. Long  since has he outgrown the quarters that served him so long and  as soon as the new building is  ready he will he will have one of  the finest store premises in the  district. J. R. Saunders wiil  come to Merritt to look after the  interests of the company and  will reach here early in January.  It is altogether likely that the  present staff will be fully maintained and several additions  made. Success in the fullest  measure is the wish that will  surround the . operations of the  new firm.  NEW WATER LIFT  T. G. O'Connor is responsible  for a patent that bids fair to  give to the world a utility that  will be serviceable in almost every class and condition of life. It  is known as a water lift and replaces the ' ordinary and often  too troublesome pump. It is  operated by air pressure and if  properly installed is not affected  by either heat or frost. Mr.  O'Connor has secured the assistr  ance of John Fleming, of the  firm of Whipple & Fleming, and  together they will make arrangements for the  manufacture of  London, Dec. 1.���The Unionist  leaders have taken a shrewd  course relative to the tariff question, and probably will strengthen considerably their position  at the coming general elections.  Addressinga huge, meeting at  the Albert, hall, London, _..Mr.  Balfour gave a pledge that if "the  Unionist party was returned to  power at the coming elections it  would not adopt tariff reform  until the question had been submitted to the electors of the  United Kingdom by a special  referendum.  It is notable that a large section of the Unionists, especially  in Manchester and the north  country; remain as staunch Free  Traders as the Liberals themselves, while throughout the  country a large proportion of the  Unionists are lukewarm at best  on the tariff question.  =^Mrr==^Balfour's==declaration7=  therefore is very important. Its  significance was instantly recognized by the vast crowd at Albert hall tonight. They rose to  their feet in a frenzy of enthusiasm and cheered and shouted for  minutes with glee like schoolboys  given an unexpected holiday.  Their gratification will be shared  by the bulk of Unionists everywhere.  Mr. Balfour's statement was  as follows:  "Without question tariff reform is a great change. I admit  that this election cannot be described as being taken upon  tariff reform simply, and I have  not the least objection to submitting the principles of tariff  reform to a referendum. Why  should I object? Is the tariff reform project taxation in the interest of individuals or classes?  If tariff reform is anything it is  a great national and imperial  policy, and I am perfectly willing to submit to the judgment of  the country."  Mr. Balfour then appealed to  his opponents to do the same regarding "Home Rule," saying:  "It seems,to me they ought at  once respond with the generosity  of honorable combatants, and say  to us: You have consented that  the principles of tariff reform  shall be made the subject of a  referendum.    We agree, if you  do, that Home Rule shall also be  made the subject of a referendum.  Continuing, he said the referendum could be carried into effect before the House of Lords  was reformed. This he declared  to be Lord Lansdowne's plan.  The cost of a referendum, he  said, would be nearer $1,000,000  than Liberal estimates of $10,  000,000.  Mr. Balfour denied that the  veto conference had been broken  up by the unyielding attitude of  the Lords. He said that the government was threatening a revolt based on the wants of one  particular section, who boasted  that 'they had not yielded ari  inch from the position of Parnell.  He concluded by declaring the  cabinet was governed by its  noisiest members, who were governed by Mr. John Redmond,  who was governed by Patrick  Ford. "Don't trust the puppets  who are performing their part's  on the stage," admonished Mr.  Balfour. "Don't trust the Irish  wirepullers. Don't trust the  American paymaster, who calls  for a tune. Trust alone the  sound judgment and enlightened  patriotism of the people of this  country."  Challenges and counter challenges abound in the political  campaign now being fought out:  Realizing how deadly would be  the blow if the free trade citadel  of Manchester fell before Bonar  Law's spirited assault, Mr. Winston Churchill was sent hastily  down there and made a bitter  personalattack on Mr. Law. Mr.  Law has replied quietly withfa  challenge which greatly, appeals  to-the-sportsmanlike-instincts-of'  the Lancashire men.  Law's opponent Sir George  Kemp, fought in the Boer war,  and Churchill taunted Law with  being wanting in courage since  he did hot also go to South  Africa. Bonar Law replies,  "Courage can be shown in two  ways and I suggest a way in  which Churchill may display it.  At this moment the Liberal  Association in Dundee will be  quite ready, if asked, to make an  exchange and accept Sir George  Kemp, as their candidate. In  which case Mr. Churchill may  display^his^courage���in^coming  and fighting Northwest Manchester (Cheers.) If he will do  that I will give him a hearty welcome. You Lancashire men  should have lively time.  "I am even willing to make  another offer, which is at sporting  odds, if I am beaten in Northwest Manchester I willnot seek  re-election in the new parliament  in any constituency but wait and  fight it out here, if Mr: Churchill  is willing to give the same pledge  on his behalf. (Loud cheers and  laughter.)  Dundee is of course a safe  Radical seat and Mr. Law's challenge at least suggests what a  good chance he now believes he  has to win Manchester for the  Unionists. Otherwise he would  be decreeing his banishment from  political life. There is no sign  as yet of Mr. Churchill's acceptance of the challege.  This is the fourth challenge  which the Radicals have, so far,  failed to accept. The others  are: Firstly, a challenge to send  a joint free trade and tariff reform deputation to Germany to  see whether the German work  people are downtrodden under  tariffs and compelled to eat dog  flesh and offal; secondly, a challenge to send an impartial deputation to Canada to judge  whether Canada is abandoning  her tariff,  and thirdly,  a chal  lenge to show whence the free  trade organizations get their  funds. Lord Ridley, chairman  of the Tariff Reform League, answering a challenge by the National Reform Union, offered to  submit tne league's bank passbooks to any firm of auditors  and permit the publication of all  the subscriptions received if free  trade organization would do the  same. He also promised one  thousand pounds to any charity  if one single subscription were  found from anon British subject.  V  SANTA GLAUS  The. Diamond Vale store will  place supplies for old Santy on  sale next Monday. The man  with the reindeer attachment is  up-to-date and has all the latest  toy wrinkles. Ladies, children  and youngsters are cordially invited to inspect the stock.  Over the Hope for  Kettle Valley Railway  George McGregor, the Moore  light man is back in Merritt. He  simply cannot stay away from  Merritt with its progressiveness  and attraction as a business  centre.  Dr. R. T. Harrison, eyesight  specialist, will be in Merritt from  Tuesday till Friday. If you are  suffering from eye troubles,  headaches, etc, will be pleased  to remedy same. Consultations  free.  Chilliwack is organizing a club  and it will affiliate with the coast  clubs.  Lucas Won  By Acclimation  Julien Withdrew From Contest  at Last Moment.  Alexander Lucas was  elected  by acclamation to represent Yale  in the provincial house atVictoria,  At Ashcroft on Saturday last  as the big wall clock in the government building tolled off the  hour of midday Returning Officer  Macrae found himself with the  papers of but one candidate and  they were the property of the  Conservative nominee, Mr. Lucas.  That the seat should have gone  by default came somewhat, as a  surprise   because   it   had   been  generally understood that T. E.  Julien,an Independent candidate,  had already incurred considerable  expense  in  his  canvass of thc  riding.     It was not anticipated  that there would  be a Liberal  candidate.    The reason for Mr.  Julien's withdrawal  can   easily  be understood   because   it was  patent that he was up against a  hard proposition and it was impossible for him to even save his  deposit much less score a victory.  =In=-fact=it=would==have=beeri=im^  possible for him or any candidate,  be he Liberal,  Independent or  otherwise, to have won the seat  against Mr.  Lucas.    The unanimous verdict of the electorate in  its support of Mr. Lucas must be  accepted   as   a   tribute   to   the  popularity   of   the   government  and a mark of appreciation with  which   its   record   is   regarded  locally.   It must also be accepted  as   an   evidence    of   the   high  esteem in  which Hon.  Richard  McBride is  held as  well   as   a  token of his prestige throughout  the   riding.      Then,    too.    the  refusal of other factions to oppose Mr. Lucas must be taken as  an expression of the prestige and  popularity of the candidate himself.  William Mclntyre with Mrs.  Mclntyre and little Jennie leave  tomorrow morning for Butte,  Mont., where Mrs. Mclntyre will  visit at her old home. Mr. Mclntyre will be back in a few  days.  Plans and Specifications Will  be Filed  at Ottawa for  Short Line.  . Dr. G. H. Tutill went over to  Kamloops yesterday morning to  give evidence at the trial of John  Davis charged with perjury in  connection with the recent inquest into the kiliing of the late  Billie Squalkum.  . Grace Veal, the -18 year ��� old  daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos.  Veal, resident about 13 miles  back of Dot, is critically ill with  heart disease and other complications. Dr. Tutill is in attendance  and regards her condition  very serious.  as  Mr.   George   McGruther,   the  well  known   proprietor   of   the  Merritt Hotel,  hied himself to  Kamloops by-. the - -morning-train  yesterday in order to be present  at the   trial   of   a man  who is  charged   with   having   supplied  liquor to an  Indian some  time  ago, as a result of. which  Mr.  Sneddon  became involved with  the law,  at the same time supplying another good Injun for  Paradise.    It is uncertain  as to  what time Mr. McGruther will  return, but he will probably be  no more than  three days away.  The Kettle Valley railway is  planning to link up Penticton  and Southern Okanagan and the  Similkameen, and the latter district with the coast, by a system  of branch lines. The company  will apply to parliament next  session for an act changing its  name from the- Kettle River  Valley Railway company to the  Kettle Valley Railway company,  the name by which it is now  commonly known, and authorizing it to construct a branch  from Penticton by the most  feasible route to a point on the  international boundary at or  near the shore line of Osoyoos  lake.  The application to parliament  also provides for the construction of two other branches. One  of them is from a point on the  company's line already author-  ized which is understood to be  either Merritt or Penticton, by  the most direct route to a point  at or near Allison or Princeton.  The third branch, is from the  Coldwater river to the Fraser  river and to Steamboat Mountain  mining camp. By these branches  the Kettle Valley Railway company will provide transportation,'  facilities for Southern Okanagan,-  Similkameen and Nicola, and wiil  enter the list as a formidable  rival of the V. V. & E. railway.  CHURCH OPENING  First  Service in Presbyterian Church  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Do the tintinabulations of the  telephone make you tired?  W. E. Dodd, engineer on the  local branch, is down at the coast  for a few days'holidays. He is  relieved by Engineer Tom O'Neill  of Kamloops.  T. J. Smith is back from a  several months' visit to England.  He is now in Vancouver and is  expected in Merritt in the course  of a few days.   ounaayr-  Next Sunday morning at eleven  o'clock the Reverend Alexander  Kenmure, of Vancouver, will de-  .liver the opening sermon in  Merritt's newest church. Evening  service will be held at half past  seven. In the morning service  Rev. Kenmure will be assisted  by Revs. Kidd and Hedley. Rev.  Mr. Kidd will officiate in the  evening.  On Monday evening the worldly side of a church's mission will  be introduced, when a social  gathering will de held in the new  A LADY VISITOR  With the coming of the snow  Madame la Grippe has taken up  a temporary residence in Merritt.  Already she has paid a visit to  Nicola, possibly because she  finds a very cool reception here..  She has kissed Messrs. R. Marr  and H. E. Forsyth, of Merritt  and hugged Mr. W. G. Murray,  of Nicola. So far she has not  visited any of the ladies this  burg. In fact influenza is  very welcome in any town.  never  DIDTU  -W11VI II"  Add one to your estimate of  Merritt's population. Last Wednesday Mrs. Bert Robinson became the mother of a beautiful  girl child. The little newcomer  at the time of going to press was  thriving splendidly. The congratulations of .friends are pouring  in from all sections.  POLE CONTRACT  Secretary Hutchison announces  that the contract for the supply  of poles for the new electric  plant has been let to Mr. Jack-  edifice, at which everyone will be I son>   of Lower Nicola.     While  made most cordially welcome.  Rev. W. J. Kidd who is appointed  permanent pastor in Merritt,   is  well known to local residents.  The last of the work on the  V. V. & E. in the vicinity of  Princeton has been done for the  year. Resumption of operations  will occur about next June.  Engineer Hale, . resident in  Princeton, has moved his family  to the coast.  A church census recently taken  in Toronto shows that nearly 98  per cent of the citizens profess  to be members or adherents of  one denomination or other. There  are 53,408 Anglicans, 40,902  Methodists, 40,580 Presbyterians,  .21,535 Catholics, 11,304 Baptists  and 7,328 Hebrews.  the exact location of the plant  has not yet been decided on it  may be located on Nicola Ave.  ������ : -O���������������  HOSPITAL  A meeting of all committees  has been called for Hyland's  hall next Thursday evening. All  members of committees will  please make it a point to be  present.  MEET THURSDAY  The Board of Trade will meet  next Thursday evening in Menzies' Hall. Business of importance is to be transacted.  Members of the crews of Brazilian warships mutinied and  escaped with the ships. They  were later reconciled and the  ships returned. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, December 2,  1910  RINK FOR MERRITT  There's a Willingness but It Apparently  Lacks Energy.  If Merritt is' to have a-skatirig  and hockey arena this coming  winter it is mature time that  something was done towards the  consummation of the scheme that  has been pending for several  weeks past.  There seems to be a strong-  disposition on the part of the  local sporting euthusiasts and  sufficient funds are in sight but  there is a lack of energy���someone to set the ball rolling and  give life to the movement.  The winter months are almost  here and even today it would be  possible to have ice if the rink  was available. Merritt has material for a good hockey team  and, with a sheet of ice tnere  should be an unusually interesting season.  MR. BURRELL SPEAKS  Challenges  Laurier to Open   Western  Riding on Naval Question.  One of the  most intei-esting  and   important   contributors   to  the debate on the naval question  in the  federal house  last week  was Martin Burrell, member for  Yaie-Cariboo.      He   challenged  the first minister to open up the  constituency of Comox-Atlin so  as to test the feeling of the west  in reference to the naval question.  Mr.   Burrell  in  the course of  his  remarks   said:      "Had   the  premier's   western   tour  taken  place in Conservative days, how  Sir Wilfrid    and his   followers  would have fulminated against  the semi-royal progress, beating  of tomtoms, the advance agents  whom we met everywhere and  the whole undemocratic exhibition."  Mr. Burrell said that when the  prime minister and his companions had delivered narrow  partisan speeches they had underestimated the good sense of  the western people, violated the  eanons of good taste and undone  any political good which the  trip might otherwise have done  the Liberal party. He rebuked  the members of the party for  their offers of public works to  many constituencies,; and for the  declaration at Vernon, B. C,  that it was better for the people  that the Dominion government  provide public works, postoffices  and experimental farms than  that it should pay an increased  subsidy to the McBride government. Mr. Burrell said that if  the prime minister really wished  __to_test_opinionj___in=the____West____hei  should transfer Mr. Templeman  to the senate and open the constituency of Comox-Atlin.  LAST ARTICLE TOLSTOI WROTE  is no need for description of the  horrors of execution as they only  affect hangmen, so men will  more unwillingly become executioners and governments will be  obliged to compensate them more  dearly for their services.  ' 'Therefore I think that neither  the   expression    of   indignation  against the murder of our fellow men nor the suggestion of  its horror  is   mainly  the  need,  but something totally  different.  "As Kant well says there are  delusions which cannot be  disproved and we   must communicate to the deluded mind knowledge which  will  enlighten  and  then the delusions will vanish by  themselves.      What   knowledge  need we communicate to the deluded human mind regarding the  indispensibleness,   usefulness or  justice of capital punishment in  order that said   delusion    may  destroy itself?  "Such knowledge, in my  opinion, is this: The knowledge  of what is man, what his surrounding worlds, what his destiny; hence what man can and  must do and principally what he  cannot and must not do.  "Therefore we should oppose  capital punishment by including  this knowledge in all men,  especially to hangmen's managers and sympathizers who  wrongfully think that they are  maintaining their position thanks  only to capital punishment.  "I know this is not an easy  task. The employers and approvers of hangmen with the instinct of self-preservation feel  that this knowledge will make  possible the maintenance of the  position which they occupy.  Hence not only will they themselves not adopt it, but by all  means in their power, by violence, deceit, cruelty and lies,  they will try to hide from the  people this knowledge, distorting it and exposing its disseminators to all kinds of privations  and sufferings. Therefore if we  wish readily "to destroy the  delusion of capital punishment  and if we possess the knowledge  which destroys this delusion, let  us, in spite of all menaces, deprivations and suffering, teach the  people this knowledge, because  it is solely the effective means in  the fight.  ' 'Leo Tolstoi, Optina Monastery  November 11."  COURTS OF REVISION AND APPEAL  Assessment Act 1903 "  Notice is hereby given that  Courts of Revision and Appeal  under the "Assessment of 1903"  for the County of Yale will be  held as follows:  At the Court House, Nicola,  Saturday, December 17, 1910, at  10 a. m.  At the Court House, Princeton, Tuesday, December 20, 1910,  at 11 a. m.  At the Court House, Kamloops, Thursday, December 29,  1910, at 11. n. m.  Dated at Kamloops, November  25th, 1910.  Alec. D. Macintyre,  Judge of Revision and Appeal.  42-45  Lytfon's Popnlar Hotelry  BoilSie Hotel  Good  Beds  Meals,   Good Comfortable  and Best Serv'ce.     Rates  Reasonable.  Walter C. Keeble  Proprietor,  LY'l  TON, B.C.  NEW EXHIBITION BUILDINGS  His Parting Subject Was that of the  Death Penalty.  St. Petersburg, Dec. 1. ���The  Associated Press has received  from M. Vladimir Tschertkoff,  literary agent of the late Count  Tolstoi, the last article written  by Tolstoi. It is entitled "Effective Means." It was written  by Tolstoi in the Optina monastery on November 11, shortly  after he began his self-imposed  exile from home. The article  was given the Associated Press  by M. Tschertkoff at the express  wish of Count Tolstoi for dissemination to mankind.  It says: "I am naturally  anxious to do all I can against  evil, which -tortures the best  spirits of our time. I think the  present effective war against  capital punishment does not need  forcing; there is no need for an  expression of indignation against  its immorality, cruelty and absurdity.  "Every sincere thinking person; everybody knowing from  youth the sixth commandment,  needs no explanation of its  absurdity and immorality, there  Nicola Valley's Fall Fair to Have a  Permanent Home.  The annual meeting of the  Nicola Valley Agricultural and  =Horticultural=Association=h=a=s  been called for Monday afternoon, December 12th, at4oclock,  in Hyland's hall.  Annual reports will be presented and a gratifying feature will  be the announcement of a good  substantial balance in the bank,  a balance that aggregates about  .$500.  One of the most important  questions for discussion at the  meeting will be the advisability  of securing permanent lands and  erecting exhibition buildings.  The splendid success of the recent exhibition has stimulated  the officers of the association in  this matter.  A generous offer of land sufficient to provide a home for the  association has been laid before  the directors and will likely be  favorably considered. The matter ,of erecting the necessary  buildings will be arranged in due  time and all' things going well  the fall fair of 1911 will be a  pretentious affair and housed in  permanent quarters, the property  of the association.  A shaft is being sunk on the  properties of the Chilliwack-  Princetoh Coal Co.  Fourteen languages are spoken  in the towns of the Crow's Nest.  WANTED  A resident agent to write Fire  Insurance in the district. Only  good producer need apply, giving full particulars with credentials. Good commission. Applications to be forwarded to  A. L. CARDIN,  505 Dominion Trust Bldg.,  Vancouver, B. G.  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the best.  In every department we aim,to please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL  TRADE  A   SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  GEO. McGRUTHER, Prop.  Merritt, B. C.  Nicola Valley Agricultural  and Horticultural Association  The annual meeting of this  association will be held in Hyland's hall on the afternoon of  Monday, December 12th, at the  hour of 4 o'clock sharp. A cordial invitation is extended to all.  Thomas Priest, Secretary.  Coal Act  Kamloops Division of Yale District.  Division of Nicola.  Take notice that I. Ernest Edmund Coley, of  Nelson, B. C by occupation a civil ensineer, intend, after thirty days posting of this notice and  within sixty days after its first publication in the  British Columbia Gazette, to apply for a license  to prospect for coal and petroleum on the follow-  in., described lands:  Commencing: at a post piantcd at the southeast  corner and marked "E. E. Coley's S E. Cor.",  and which is about two miles west and three-  quarters of a mile south of the southwest corner  of G. McCulIoch's Lot 902 and 'also about two  miles north of the Forks of Otter Creek near  what is known as Mackays' ranch, thenee north  SO chains, thenee west 80 chains, thenee south 80  chains, thenee east 80 chains to plaee of commencement, and containing 640 acres more or  less.  Dated this 26th day of November, 1910.  ERNEST E. COLEY, Applicant.  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  H. PRIEST, Photographer  Studio Opposite Public School  MERRITT,  B.C  A Well  Dressed Man  INCREASES HIS CHANCES  He has a  Better Show  To Get Along in the World.  1 et me fit you for a suit  and you will be a better  pleased man. Stock and  prices are just right.  C. STEPHENSON  MERCHANT TAILOR  Quilchena Avenue      ���--.      West  ENDOWMENTS.  NATIONAL ASSURANCE CO.  S. N. DANCEY, Agent  Merritt, B. C.  PHONE 24  Nicola Valley Transfer  Company  TRUCKING    AND    DRAYING   A    SPECIALTY   DEALER   IN ... .  Lumber, Lath, Lime, Cement, Hay, Grain and Peed  GEORGE RICHES  Granite Avenue  MERRITT, B. C.  Private Tut ion in  Mining  Men prepared for B. C.  1st, 2nd and 3rd class  examinations by  THOS. MORDY  (1st class B.C. and England)  Terms on application.  Quilchena  Ave.,   next  to B. C.  Lands office.  Let Us Supply You  With Bread  We are installing an up-to-date bakery and will be in a position  to supply you with the best quality of bread.  We will have a  delivery  wagon   on   the route every day and  orders can be given at the house.  We sell tickets good for fourteen loaves of bresd for $1.00.  SMITH & CLARKE  Bakers and Confectioners  Quilchena Ave. Merritt, B. C.  Trucking  _an_rfl  vi ��� av_r  rm/inn  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  Merritt, B. C.  Orders Promptly Executed.  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.  G.A.Hankey&Co.  LIMITED.  JReal Estate and Insurance  Okanagan Lands  All Classes of Investments Placed.  Head Offices: -      - Vernon, B. C.  _\ The Beauty Spot of British Columbia  HOPE  Picturesquely situated along the banks of the Fraser River and  a history as romantic as the place is beautiful.  Coiquahalla Hotel  We can offer you scenic beauty, comfort and pleasure���what  more do you want.    Good hunting and fishing.    Future railroad entre.  Fred. Parnaby, Proprietor  Coiquahalla Hotel t"      "      "     " ~���      " "*   ***  nope^-D^t7  8 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. AHOrders Quickly Filled  Andrew McGoran  Offices in" Lumber Yard. Friday, December 2, 1910  THE NIGOLA VALLEY NEWS  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 Merritt for  $10.00 per 2  Ton   Lots  Cash with order.     Prompt  Joseph Graham  Manager.  P.O.Box  17. Merritt, B. C  What Our Correspondents  Have to Say  SPENCES BRIDGE  On Sunday night a prisoner  escaped from the jail. He crawled from underneath the cell door  and broke the window, escaping  with two field glasses.  The little junction is still without a policeman.  Mrs. Maxwell and Miss  Negrean came home on Sunday.  The former has gone to Ashcroft  for a short time before returning to the coast.  Leslie Curnow was down from  Dot on Tuesday returning the  same day.  There was a slight fall of snow  this week but it is nearly all  gone again.  Chas. Curnow went to Canford  on Tuesday.  The weather has been too fine  for any skating yet.  'Three Removes are  Bad as a Fire"  as  But that is what you ihave to  pu up with when you are living  in a rented house.  Let us build for you and own  your own home.  We give the best of satisfaction  It matters not whether it is  in large contract work or small.  JACK SCREWS FOR RENT.  WHIPPLE & FLEMING  CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS  MERRITT, B. C.  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  . in stock.        ... .^__ __ ___ .   Poultry andStock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments.       Prices    are  SAVONA  A painful accident happened  last week to Dan Morrison, a  well known teamster. While  hauling a load of lumber for the  fluming works on Deadman's  Creek his four horse team ran  away. He was thrown off the  wagon which passed over his leg  breaking it in two places. The  injured man was taken to Walhachin and from there conveyed  to the Kamloops hospital.'  C. M. Marpole, of Vancouver,  and "Tommy" Malms, of New  Westminster, were visitors to  Savona last week.  Frank Allen was in town last  week.  Miss E. E_ Leighton is visit-  idg relatives in Kamloops.  The Mesdames Marpole and  children will leave -in two or  three weeks for the coast where  they will spend Christmas.  Another pioneer has just passed away in the person of Abra  ham  Thomas,  who died at the  Kamloops hospital last week at  the ripe old age of 79 years. The  deceased,  who was a native of  Cornwall,     England,    went   to  Cuba in 1858  and a  few years  later came to this province,  being attracted   by   the  Cariboo  gold excitement.    In later years  he took up a ranch on Deadman's  Creek.    The  late Mr.   Thomas,  whose wife pre-deceased him by  a couple of years, is survived by  a   son    and   daughter,    Ernest  Thomas,    section    foreman   at  Walhachin, and Mrs. Armstrong,  whose husband resigned as section foreman at Savona a short  time ago.     The funeral,   which  was largely attended, took place  at  Savona on   Wednesday, Athe  23d, the pall bearers being A. B.  Ferguson,    S.    McCartney,    A.  Fehr,   J,   Mainland,   A.   Smith  andT.  C. Cooney.    Rev. O. M.  Sanford,   Methodist minister of  Kamloops officiated.  him famous was evident in spots  it was  proven   conclusively that  he was completely outclassed,for  it was Moran all the way. Nelson  took a terrible punishment and  stood up well until the eleventh  round when he went down five  times the last to take the count.  The wonderful fighting spirit of  the Dane was  ever present and  even after he had been counted  out he clambered to his feet and  begged the referee to allow him  to continue.  ASHCROFT  Alan S. Galbraith has purchased the insurance and brokerage business of D. W. Rowlands.  James Veasey of the Ashcroft  hotel is recovering from his recent severe illness.  A motor train will be placed in  service on the Cariboo road. It  consists of a gasolene motor locomotive and four freight cars.  A brewery has been located at  Quesnel and will do a big business.  A serious stabbing affray was  reported from North Bend.  John Cunningham, the well  known road superintendent who  has had charge of the Cariboo  road for years, is dead. He leaves  a wife and-three-'small children:1  J. B. Hobson has started another new resort up the Cari boo  road to be known as "Cresta  Blanca". It is situated on the  shores of Quesnel lake.  the Sporting World  right.  Agent for     endelsolm  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  and  Nicola  Merritt  The  John Hutchison  Company.  "Where it Pays to Deal"  MERRITT, B.C.  The high school cadets of Vancouver will go to the coronation  in London in a body next June.  The Olympic trials will be held  in-Stoekholn)���Sweden���in-1912,-  from June 30 to July 21. Athletes  from all over the world will compete.  Ed Erickson, the big pitcher  of the Vancouver ball team is  training for the ring and some  regard him as the "hope of the  white race."  a score of 16 to 7. The greatest  crowd of rugby enthusiasts ever  assembled saw the Tigers go  down to defeat.  BURRELL SCORES LAURIER  On the resumption of the debate in the federal house at  Ottawa on Monday, Martin  Burrell, member for Yale-Carri-  boo, entered into a stirring denunciation of SirWilf rid Laurier's  general policy as well as that of  his government.  Mr.     Burrell   said   that    the  government was open to   strong  indictment both with   regard  to  its naval policy and its   mal-ad-  ministration   of   public   affairs.  Touching   on   the     Drummond-  Arthabaska bye-election, he said  the charges of   disloyalty  made  against the Nationalists by the  government supporters were advanced simply with the object of  providing   an    excuse    for   Sir  Wilfrid Laurier's loss of prestige  in Quebec.   It   was   abundantly  clear, he argued, that the Liberal  speakers were more   unpatriotic  than the nationalists.   The   gov  em men t in the past had sown to  the   wind   and   shall   reap   the  whirlwind.     Sir Wilfrid, having  found that he is shattered   politically   in   Quebec,   proposed   to  make an appeal as an Imperialist  to the English-speaking provinces  Mr.    Burrell    expressed    the  opinion that Mr.Borden's speech  in  introducing the   amendment  constitutes a new epoch in the  naval question. The Conservative  policy,  he said,  was one of an  immediate cash  contribution  to  the Imperial navy.  Mr.   Burrell  quoted the authorities .' to   show  that"  the" "present"T'..Kusli"'"'   in  European   affairs   is   the   calm  which precedes the storm,   and  that the situation is really ominous.- '-."'  Mr.jGilbert, the new.nationalist  member for Drummond and  Arthabaska, was introduced by  Mr. F. D. Monk and Dr. Paquett  of L'Islet. Absolute silence prevailed on both sides of the house,  a most unusual thing when a new  member is introduced.  Very central lot, must be a  snap, otherwise not considered.    State price  and  terms,  only owners need apply.  Box B, Nicola Valley News.  I  f  You. can hardly anticipate the wonderfully improved appearance that follows a coat of paint  for the house or store.  Sherwin   Williams   Paints  and Varnishes  are 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.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, .C.  The choicest of Beef, utton, etc., always on hand.  Fresh Fish,  Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP,  Prop.  Sole agents for  The  Canadian  Financiers, Ltd.  Jimmy Gardner of Lowell,  Mass., who lays claim to the  m i d d 1 e w e ight championship,  clearly outclassed and badly defeated Frank Klaus, of Pittsburg, in the Armory A. C. Tuesday.  -<J���  When   you ;think of  Insurance  you think of  In last Saturday's rugby fixtures on the coast Vancouver and  Victoria played to a draw. There  have been many surprises in  rugby this season, not forgetting  the drawn game between Yale  and Harvard.  Will>e Hoppe broke the world's  record for a high run at 18.1 billiards in his game with Joseph  Mayor, the champion of this city,  piling up 155 points. The best  previous record of 150 was made  by Hoppe four weeks ago in New  York.  In one of the greatest games  of several seasons the Varsity  team of Toronto last Saturday  defeated the Hamilton Tigers-by  ���Th~e~i911^hampionslTip games  of the Amateur Athletic Union  of Canada will probably be held  in British Columbia, providing of  course, that one of the western  clubs  presents    an  application.  One of the Toronto clubs also  desires  next   year's   championships.    The matter came up at  the annual meeting of - the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada in  Toronto on Saturday night, but  was passed up to the championship   committee.     The   Ontario  union's application is already in  the hands of the secretary,  but  Vancouver athletic organizations  will probably send in a bid to the  committee.     Manitoba,   Alberta  and Saskatchewan  clubs  favor  holding   the   championships   in  British Columbia if that section  makes application.  MOUNTAIN HOTEL  NORTH BEND  Headquarters  of the  rai'road  boys on the Thompson and  Cascade divisions of the C. P. R.  We have a good  lunch  counter as well as dining room and  our service always pleases.    Our rooms are warm and  comfortable.  JOHN   ARPAY^ = ._ ._  Work  O _!_______,  i ropneior  J  NELSON BADLY BEATEN  Battling Nelson's fighting days  are over and his permanent removal from the ring was effected by Owen Moran, the gritty  little English lightweight. In a  twenty round mill at San Francisco last baturday the Durable  Dane was decisively beaten and  for the first time in his ring  career took the count. It was  but a shell of the once great  fighter that faced the Birmingham man and though the grit  and   staying pewer that made  The Ladies of St. Michaels  Guild will hold a sale of  work on the afternoon and  evening of  Wed.  Dec.  14  in  Menzies' Hall  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  "We are living in an age of electricity."���Edison  Merritt Will Soon Have an Electric  Lighting System  You Shonld Have Your House or  Office Wired at Once.  The ��henpest time to wire is when you are buildincr. Wirinjr and  installing fixtures a specialty. All classes of electrical jobbing.  Electrical supplies of all kinds.  A. B. KENNEDY  Electrical Contractor. Merritt, B. C.  COSTS LITTLE  Accomplishes Much  A two cent stamp docs a lot for  very little money, but it would require thousands of two cent stamps  and personal letters to make your  wants known, to as many people as  a 5.5c. investment in our Classified  Want Ads.  When a man wants a good  SHAVE  he has to patronize a g od shop.  tM^WB&m��mm  And   that's one reason why he should  come here.  All   classes of   tonsorial   work  satisfactorily executed.  W. E. Johnston  Voght St. MERRITT, B.C.  Brown's Old Stand. THE NICOLA  VALLEY NEWS  Friday, December 2,  1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance.  Six months $1.00  EDITOR ... S. N. DANCEY  One dollar per inch per month fer renula ad-  vertisinff. Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified adverti:siiiK 10 words for 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for lui'Ke contract advertising.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt. B.C  Phone 25.  BRITISH ELECTIONS  The possibilities of a Unionist  victory in England increase with  each succeeding day of the campaign. The carping criticism of  the Ministerialists is notstrength-  ening their cause and the very  fact that the leader should succumb to the pi-otestations of two  of the dominant factions which  in the past have opposed him is  in itself evidence of a weakening.  Mr. Asquith has promised to  introduce home rule at the next  session of parliament in the hope  that he may win the sympathy  and support of the Irish Nationalists. He has promised to introduce a measure asking* for the  concession of franchise to women  in the hope that he will win the  influence and active co-operation  of the members of the Suffragette  League. But the question arises,  is he sincere in these matters,  and if so why has he held them  back so that he could use them  as pre-election pledges. Mr.  Asquith's past record disputes  his sincerity either towards the  question of home rule for Ireland  or yotes for women. Surely the  electors of England are sufficiently intelligent as to accept preelection promises at their true  value.  Lloyd George and his budget  are creating the usual disturbance and it begins to look as  though the motive in destroying  the veto power of the House of  Lords is primarily to secure the  success of this measure. But  the House of Lords in the past  has' not opposed any reasonable  measure that the lower house  might send to them and particularly is this true of fiscal matters.  But withal the campaign will be  a bitter one and the result will  be awaited with keen interest.  The Unionists are playing strong  on the tariff reform policy and it  might not be amiss to give this  -poliey-a^fair^trialr=It^would=not  have to accomplish much to demonstrate its superiority over free  trade.  THE SCOTT ACT  It seems impossible that any  body of sensible men, reasonable  as they may be, will ever  be in a position to please and  satisfy Rev. Dr. Spencer and his  party of local option fanatics.  The new liquour license law is  one of the most effective and one  of the most successful laws ever  placed on the statute books of  any province and though it goes  a long way towards meeting  the'best wishes of the temperance people of this province it  apparently does not reach the  divine standard of perfection set  up by Dr. Spencer and his  associates.  And now they desire to foist  on the people of British Columbia  that time worn and farcical  piece of legislation that travels  under the name of the "Scott  .Act" but which in reality is a  sham and mighty poor excuse  -for restrictive legislation.  The whole province must bear  the expense of printing voters'  lists for Chilliwack and Prince  Rupert so as to give these paid  missionaries an opportunity to  satisfy a mere whim. If the  Scott Act was all that was  claimed for it then it would be  well and good but its past history  is a long way from giving it a  certificate of character.  Dr. Spencer is a man who will  never be satisfied. He is paid to  agitate and criticize though the  money devoted to his maintenance might well be utilized in the  promotion of good wholesome  work directed toward the accomplishment of permanent good to  the people. The remarks of the  Prince Rupert Empire anent the  submission of the bylaw in that  city on the 14th inst. are sane  and well timed. The Empire  says in part: "For our part we  believed and still believe, if the  new Provincial Act is given a  fair chance, through a rigid and  honest enforcement, that it will  bettor meet the conditions here  than an effort to force the community to remain absolutely  dry."  THE NAVAL QUESTION  It begins to look as though the  naval question would be fraught  with greater interest and importance than its authors  planned for it. It was the pivotal point on which the bye-election in Drummond-Arthabaska  turned. It is the raison d'combat in the federal house at Ottawa. It may yet be the incentive  of an early appeal to the electorate on the part of the Laurier  government.  The policy of the Laurier government has awakened a national disturbance. Mr. Borden's  appeal to refer it to the people  by referendum is perfectly sane,  sound and business-like. A policy  that involves the expenditure of  millions of dollars and that is so  directed as to change the military complexion of the nation is  surely of sufficient weight and  moment as to call for a national  verdict.  The friends of the government  contend that the result in the  Quebec constituency was due to  an appeal to race and creed but  later evidence dispels this theory_  The electors of Drummond-Arthabaska view the naval question  in practically the same light as  the great body of the Canadian  electorate will view it. There  may have been impassioned appeals and there may have been  unreasonable tactics but these do  not dispute the hostility of the  electors of that particular riding  towards the government policy of  defense. By all means submit  the issue to the people. It may  be right and it may be wrong,  but if the people decide one way  or the other the government is  relieved of the responsibility  =thlftTOT��t^n"e~v^  ated with such a momentous  problem.  The Weekly Sun is the spokesman for the farmers of Ontario  and it is interesting to read the  results of the finding of this well  known organ.    The Sun says:  ' 'A few weeks ago E. W.  Thomson, formerly editorial  writer of The Globe, made a  personal canvass of the feeling among farmers in a typical section of rural Ontario  and his report on his return  confirmed  to the  full  what  The Sun has said from the  beginning���that agricultural  Ontario   is   overwhelmingly  against the  naval  bill  and  the   whole   military   movement.     With the naval bill  as   the   one   question   submitted the result in Drummond and Arthabaska could  be repeated in any rural riding in Ontario.    This is not,  as the Globe and the government appear to believe, because of lack of understanding on the part of electors  ���because the situation has  been     explained   to [them.  It is because the electoi's do  understand,    because    they  are utterly and unalterably  opposed  to the introduction  here of the burdens and hates  which are  cursing the  Old  World that the masses of the  Canadian people feel as they  do."  The pretty little town of Hope  can now boast a weekly newspaper. It is not as big as some  of the city dailies nor is it. as  pretentious as those in the larger  centres but it is nevertheless a  paper and a creditable one too.  Editor Albert May must remember that the greatest things have  come from the humblest beginnings and situated as it is in a  community that bids fair to become important in a commercial  and industrial sense there is indeed a bright future before the  Hope News. Even now is the  management planning for greater things and it is well justified.  Hope is the strategical point on  the railway map and so soon as  the Hope Pass with its many advantages is utilized so soon will  the little town along the banks  of the Fraser come into its own.  No less than three railroads will  pass through Hope and it will become an important railroad centre. Nature has endowed it with  the facilities for becoming a  powerful distributing base and  the very fact that at its very  door lies one of the wealthiest  gold camps on th-, continent,  combined with the splendid resourcefulness of the district  opens up possibilities for thc  Hope News that few papers en-  We hr.vo. pjreat faith in the I of the Japanese.    Then 'he might  joy.  future of Hopo and so surely as  the town grows and develops so  surely will The News become an  important factor amongst the  journals of the province devoted  to the upbuilding of the wonderful domain that nature has given  to us as a heritage.  The Saturday Sunset takes a  rather broad minded view of the  constitutional crisis in Great  Britain. It urges that.the concession of home rule to the four  states making up the component  parts of the United Kingdom  will hasten the day when imperial federation would be a  realization. Give Scotland, Ireland. Wales and England com-,  plete autonomy and it would  mean the immediate organization  of an imperial parliament fully  representative of all parts of the  domain. As Editor McConnell  wisely argues it would eliminate  one serious difficulty, that of  contributing to the defense of  the empire without representation. After all it might be the  easiest solution  of the problem.  ��l'Sir Wilfrid Laurier told an interested audience that we required a navy of our own to protect amongst other things our  fisheries on the western coast  but he forgot to tell them that  those fisheries had already been  captured and were in the hands  go on and tell just what he has  done towards suppressing this  evil, though, on second thought,  it is a little unfair to ask him to  embarrass himself publicly.  The resolution passed by the  Conservative convention at Nelson and calling for active measures on the part of the government to promote colonization is  well timed. Without a good  healthy rural population British  Columbia will never come into  its own. We have the soil and  climate as well as kindred resources but in peopling the land  the government should be careful so as to secure to the province  a good, healthy British race.  Trade  Asaya-Neurali^  THE     NEW    RE ME D Y    FOR  Nervous  Exhaustion  Headache, Insomnia and Neuralgia are generally the result of exhausted nerve centres. The true  remedy is not a paralyzing drug,  but Food, Rest and nerve repair.-  "Asaya-Neurall" isand makes  possible this ��ure. It feeds the  nerves, induces sleep, quickens  the appetite and digestion ; freedom from pains and buoyancy of  spirits result. $1.50 per bottle.  Obtain from the local agent.  GEO. M. GEMMILL,  Merritt, B. C.  IEPAIRED  BY A MAN WHO  KNOWS  The life of a shoe is greatly  prolonged if the repair work  is well done. Let me do your  work and- I will save you  money.  GEO. MACDONALD  Shoe Maker  Voght Street        :   :       Merritt,. B. C.  McVittie & Cokely  Dominion and Provincial  and Surveyors  Irrigation   Work  a  Specialty.  Office over Bank of Montreal.  Merritt, B. C.  A. W. McVITTIE  D.L.S.. B.C.L.f).  L. S. COKELY  D.L.S.. B.C.I_S  NICOLA VALLEY INVESTMENT & LAND  CO., LIMITED  Offices Corner Quilchena and Voght Streets.  Farm  s and Town Property,  MERRITT HOMESSTES  AND BUSINESS PROPERTY  The future of Merritt as a Commercial, Industrial and  Mining centre is now assured  The Kettle Valley Railway will be Built  at an Early Date  Acre and half acre blocks at Merritt at today's prices  will prove profitable buying. Only a limited number  to sell.    Prices and full particulars from:  The  Diamond Vale  Supply Co^ Ltd  Merritt, B. C.  J. P. BOYD     -    -     Manager.  Act now���profit  accordingly  SBSBOBBSSSB Friday,  December 2, 1910
THE NICOLA- VALLEY NEWS
"Gemmill & Rankine Have It"
Christmas Cards for the Old
Country
Some of our earlier shipments of Christmas and
New Year cards are on display.
Those in tending sending- cards to theold country
should purchase now and avail themselves of a
choice before the lines are broken and are then
able to post them early thus avoiding- the delay
due to the congested mails at the holiday period.
Prices 5c Up
Gemmill & Rankine
Connan made many warm friends
and should he ever have occasion
to return he will'find the warmest welcome awaiting him. The
best of good wishes follow him
wherever he may go.
LIGHTS BY CHRISTMAS
William G. Murray has gone
back to Vancouver after spend-
several days at his home in
Nicola.
Hinton Company Promises to Rush In-
sta'Iation of Plant.
Druggists.
Agent for Mason & Risch Piano.
MERRITT, B. C.
LOCAL AND DISTRICT
J. C. Conklin went down to
the coast this week on a business
trip.
Mrs. N. J. Barwick is back
from the coast after spending a
couple of weeks. She was accompanied by her daughtrr,
Irene.
Boy Scouts meet for drill in
club building at Midolesboro on
Tuesday evening next at 7 o'clock
Merritt boys leave parsonage at
6:30 p.m.
Dr. Tutill went down as far
as Dot on Monday coming back
the following night.      .;
J. B. Greaves will leave early
next week to spend the winter in
California;    He will visit differ-
I en t parts of the state and will be
away until spring.
The regular monthly meeting
of St. Michael's Guild will be
held at the residence of Mrs.
Boyd on> Wednesday, December
6. All members requested to
attend.
The contract for the installation of an electric lighting system in Merritt was formally
awarded to the Hinton Electric
Co. ata meeting of the directors
of the Merritt Light and Power
Co. on Tuesday afternoon. .
All things going well the plant
will be in operation by Christmas
time.    The Hinton Co. has taken
complete chai'ge and the placing
of poles along the streets has already    commenced.      Provision
will be made for 1,000 lights and
the entire cost of the plant and
equipment will be in the neighborhood of $8,000.    An engineer
has been on the ground for sev
eral   days past directing   operations.
Established  1817.
PAID UP CAPITAL $14,400,000.
Sir Edward ClotiS-on, Bart.
Branches in all the principal
Head Office:
Montreal
REST $12,000,000
President and Generul rliuiiiger.
cities and towns in Canada.
also in London, Eng., New York, Chicago and Spokane.
Savings Bank Department
(Interest allowed at current rates.)
BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY
NICOLA: MERRITT:
A..W. STRICKLAND, anager. J. F. S. GILLUM, Acting Sub-Agent
DON'T
Geo rge Thorn i s agai n i n charge
of the C. P. R. station at Merritt, taking charge last Monday
morning.
Robert G. Pallen, C.P.R. agent
at Agassiz with Mrs. Pallen
spent the week end with friends
at Nicola -returning home on
Monday
Hugh McGuire is back from
the coast. • He will be joined tomorrow by George Fraser and
together they will visit the Matter's ranch in the Aspen Grove
district.
A. W. McVittie has gone back
to Victoria for a short stay. He
will return to Merritt to assist in
the° installation of the electric
lighting plant.
k J. D. Mather, secretary of the
Diamond Vale Supply Co., spent
the week end in Merritt, coming
in by last Friday night's train
and returning to Vancouver on
Monday.
 o	
After a stay of several weeks
with her daughter, Mrs. J. P. Boyd
Mrs. W. Houston has returned to
her home in Golden. Mrs Boyd
accompanied her mother as far
as Spences Bridge on Monday
morning.
E. Studebaker brought his big
Ghadwick touring car back from
the Cariboo road Tuesday night.
The car is out of commission for
the time being, it being necessary to secure a new gear  box
Thos. Curnow, of Spences
Bridge, was in Merritt on Wednesday/coming up from Lower
Nicola where he. had spent the
day. He went back to Spences
Bridge yesterday morning.
AN ANNIVERSARY NUMBER
UNLESS  \OV. ARE INTERESTED IN
JEWELRY
IF INTERESTED IN JEWELERY, ETC.
George Clark is a guest of his
brother, Robert Clark, on the
latter's ranch near Nicola. He
comes from Saskatchewan where
he is engaged in farming and it
is likely that he will remain in
the valley for the winter months.
The new building for Fred A.
Reid's grocery business is being
rushed to an early completion.
Mr. Reid has; completed arrangements for his stock and expects
to be in a position to cater to the
trade about the first of the year.
Ven. Archdeacon Pugh went
back to Lytton on Monday after
making an official visit to the
reservation at Shulus. Dr. G.
H. Tutill is medical superintendent of the mission;
The weather during the past
week has not been unlike winter.
The ground has been mantled
with snow and the nights have
experienced different degrees of
frost. Weather prophets are. of
the opinion, however, that there
will be several weeks of warm
weather before winter sets in in
real earnest.
All things going-well the new
Armstrong    building    will     be
ready for occupation by Christmas time.     Messrs.  Whipple &
Fleming,    the    contractors    in
charge, have an army of men at
work and no effort is being spared
to hasten the completion of the
structure.      Plastering   has   already started and the   exterior
of the  building has  already received its preliminary  dress  of
paint.     The front is  ready  for
the glass and  the  latter is now
on the road from the coast.
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CHURCH SERVICES
The ladies have everything in
readiness for next Mondav
night's social in connection with
the dedication of the new Presbyterian church. A good program
has been arranged and the special feature_will__be-a_xlehate._
,, Roy L. Thomas is back from
Kelowna and has again joined
the staff of G. B. Armstrong.
Mr. Thomas has been a resident
of the Okanagan town for several
months past 'and his many Merritt fWends are glad to have him
back.
Mrs. J. A. Macdonald is back
from the coast. The furnishings
for Mr. Macdonald's new building are on the ground. There
will be in all twelve apartments
on the upper floor of the building and they will be devoted to
the purposes of a rooming house.
The ground floor will be utilized
as two stores the floor area being very spacious.
METHODIST CHURCH.
11 a. m. — Nicola.
3 p. m. —Lower Nicola.
Merritt service withdrawn.
Subject:      ''The   Methodist
Church and Missions."
J. W. Hedley, M. A.,
Pastor.
Mrs. G. E. Hygh with Miss
Mildred is spending the winter
at Santa Monica, California.
They are stopping with relatives
and are fully enjoying the beautiful beach, the invigorating climate as well as the other attractions of the resort.
A splendid choir has been organized for service in connection
with the new Pi'esbyterian
church. Mr. Jones officiates as
leader and a most capable director he is. Church service without music is robbed of a lot of
its beauty and with such a capable choir as the new church
will have the services should be
fraught with great interest and
pleasure.
ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH.
Sunday, December 4:
11 a. m.—Morning prayer.
■11:30 a. m.—Holy communion.
2:30 p. m.—Sunday School.
-J^:15^p._Jtt.___sE-ven i ng=pray eri=
At Menzies' hall.
Until further notice Sunday
School will be held at 2:30
o'clock in the afternoon and evening prayer as 3:15 p. m.
Rev. T. Walker.
Announcement has just been
made that British Columbia fruit
won the prized gold medal at the
recent exhibition. A tribute to
the art of packing fruit in British
Columbia is found in the fact
that the shipments from this
province reached England without the least damage.
Nicola valley had its first real
gliimpse of winter on Sunday
last when the ground was covered by a mantel of the beautiful
which had fallen during the
night. The weather was rather
crisp and the elements generally
had all the earmarks of the cold
season. There was hot enough
snow for sleighing.
Owing to a misunderstanding
many of the voters of Voght valley  came  down  as far as  Del
King's aanch on Monday to cast
their votes but owing to the absence of a contest there was no
ballot  box in  which to deposit
their ballots.    It was unfortunate that this should have occurred
because  the electors of Voght
valley should have  been advised
of the result of the nomination
so as to avoid  the inconvenience
and hardship to which they were
subjected in coming to the poll.
SUNDAY MORNING MASS
Rev. Father Le Jeunne will
hold mass at the residence of J.
Garcia on Sunday morning next,
December 3rd, at 9 o'clock. The
service will be of an interesting
character.
Nicola Valley News Will Issue Souvenir
Edition Early in February.
Considerable pressure has been
brought to bear on the management of the Nicola Valley
News towards securing the publication of a souvenir edition
marking the first anniversary of
the inauguration of this paper.
The News had already made
plans to issue a special Christmas
number and much of the matter
had already been prepared.   But
the anniversary number has appealed strongly and as it would
be   impracticable   to issue two
numbers within so short a space
of time, the two covering practically the same ground, it was
deemed advisable to abandon the
Christmas  number and concen-1
trate upon the anniversary edition.    It is only fitting that the
conclusion   of   the   first   year's
activities of The News should be
fittingly marked.
It was on  February 18th last
that The News made its bow to
the public and during the ensuing year  the success  that has
crowned its brief career is almost
without precedent in the newspaper annals of British Columbia.
The story of the   growth   and
development of the paper is the
story of the growth and develop-
[ ment of Nicola valley during the
past year and incidentally it has
been the greatest year in the history of the   district.     But the
souvenir number will not be confined to one year's progress in
the valley.     It will take things
almost from the beginning and
will furnish to the world a complete and absorbing story of the
evolutionary growth of one of
JBritish^Golumbia's^most^favored-
and nibst richly endowed valleys
—the   valley   of   sunshine   and
happiness—the Nicola valley.
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MERRITT, B.C.
NEW TONSOBIAL PARLORS
J. P. McConnell, editor of the
Saturday Sunset   is   facing   no
less than seven libel suits.    Nic
Clark had him in court the other
day and now six members of the
South Fort George townsite company have filed  claims for $10,-
000 damages each.     Bruce says
that he can substantiate every
word he has published affecting
the townsite and the transactions
of the company.
THE MEXICAN CRISIS
Though the insurrectionists in
Mexico are   plucky  and determined it  is practically assured
that the government will retain
control of the state.    Francisco
I. Madero is at the head of tne
rebels and is reported to be uninjured in any  of the fights in
which he has engaged.   Railroad
traffic was completely demoralized and the commerce of the
state  was  paralyzed,   but   conditions will soon assume a normal
aspect.
Anti-septic Shop
We have opened out one of the
best barber shops in Merritt and
we solicit your patronage.
Complete Service in all Departments.
Complete New Outfit and Furnishings.
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The women of the state of
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the privilege of the ballot. Registrations for the year have closed
and for that reason the women
will not be able to vote this year.
D. G. Connan, who has been
relieving as station agent at
Merritt during the absence of
Mr. Thorn left Tuesday morning
for Walhachin where he will relieve Station Agent Leslie for six
weeks. The original plan to
send Mr. Connan to Yale has
been temporarily abandoned.
During his stay in Merritt Mr.
One   admiral-in-chief   will   in
Twenty-eight   persons    were the future have charge of every
killled and many injured in a fire department of the British havy
that destroyed the factory of the
Newark, N. J., Paper Box Co.
Girls caught like rats in a trap in
the upper storeys of the building
were either burned to death or
killed in leaping from the windows to the pavement below.
Nearly all the victims were
young women.
This is amongst the contemplated
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the admiralty.
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Dr. Crippen protested his innocence to the last according to
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Friday, December 2,  1910
PURE COPPER
BRITISH ELECTIONS
Large Samples of Native Copper From
Aspen Grove.
Mr. Wm. McNeill arrived in
town Thursday morning to obtain fresh supplies for the construction gang at work on the
road into his Aspen Grove copper
claims. A ruddy glow suffused
his cheeks as he entered the
Merritt Hotel.
"What luck down at the
claims, William?" Cooper called
out the question as he entered
the dining room.
Mr. McNeil grinned and took
his seat at the table.
"Wait until after dinner," he
said. And Cooper and Roy
Thomas had perforce to restrain their curiosity. Mr. McNeil had what is commonly called an appetite. Cooper and
Thompson waited a- few minutes
for him to finish, but it took
some time to replenish his personal larder, so they went out to
the reading - lounge room and
waited. When Mr. McNeil came
out he made for the "sober" side
of the bar and bent over.
A grunt reached the ears of
those seated around the stove
and a few of us started to investigate the cause. It was Mr.
McNeil lifting a small soap box,
evidently heavily laden, to the
top of the bar.
"Here we are," said he, as he
carefully lifted out a specimen
of what looked to the uninitiated
like a lump, of verdigris, with
ragged edges.
: The cheechako was correct, it
was verdigris, but it nicely coated some of the prettiest-we have
ever had the pleasure of scrutinizing at close range. The specimen was about 21-2x3x3-4 inches
and almost entirely native copper.
"Look at .this large pi-ce in
the box," said Mr. McNeil, making a motion to the box which
lay on the bar.
• Easily we reached out to pick up
the rock. It was about nine by
ten and a half by two and a half
inches, and at first glance it
should have weighed about six
pounds.
We used two hands and got it
out. It contained several strings
of native copper and rich ore. It
weighed about twenty pounds.
In the centre of it was a spot of
a texture resembling schist
somewhat, the color wasablack-
ish purple and we wondered if it
might be telluride.
Altogether we should judge
there were about one hundred
and fifty pounds of specimens in
the box and two sacks.
—=—Asked=what-the-sarnples-would=
assay, Mr. McNeil refused to
commit himself. "I can't say,"
he answered. "But that they
are some of the best specimens
' that have been brought to light
in this part of the country is
sufficient for myself and my
partners. We had some somewhat similar to them before, but
but not quite so good. These
samples we found around the
dump from the hundred foot
shaft."
"Are you thinking of selling
out your claims?" The News
man asked.
"Not just yet," he answered.
"The railway will run only four
miles from the mine and it will
be there in two years at most.
Wagon roads are now being built
into our holdings. , Meanwhile
we are content to go ahead with
development work. We have
had a few offers to buy already,
but I don't think we shall sell at
the present."
Jn view of the fact that the
boord of trade has not so far
supplied a window for the exhibition of the specimens it is
probable that Mr. McNeil will
arrange with some local firm to
exhibit the specimens in a shop
window.
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Greenword is building a new
skating and curling rink, work
on the building having already
commenced.    Moral for Merritt.
Irish Promise to  Give Lots of Trouble
in the Campaign.
The British elections are on in
real earnest and the campaign is
becoming more and more bitter
every day. The Unionists are
gaining ground according to the
most authentic information,
though the preliminary elections
on Saturday will better tell the
tale.
In the county of Ulster the
residents are preparing for a
bitter fight and have threatened
the use of firemans if the government attempts to force home rule
on them. The cry of American
dollai-s for home rule is playing
a conspicuous part in the campaign and before the smoke of
battle clears away there wili undoubtedly be some rather interesting incidents.
- In the seats where the results
are regarded as a foregone conclusion the elections have been
allowed to go by default. In
St. Pancras, where Joseph Martin is Liberal candidate, a suffragette candidate will be put
into the field. There have been
many desertions from the Ministerialist forces during the week
just previous to the dissolution
of the house. John Redmond
will oppose William O'Brien in
Cork and this promises to ba one
of the most spectacular fights of
the campaign.
The party organizations have
decided that the following candidates will be returned without
opposition:
Dewsbury, Right Hon. W.
Runciman .('Liberal'); Durham
(Chester-le-street division), J.W.
Taylor (Labor); Durham (Hough-
ton-le-Spring division), R. Cameron (Liberal); Essex (Chelmsford division), E. G. Pretyman
(Unionist); Hants (South division), A. H. Lee (Unionist);
Hythe.Sir E. A Sassoon (Unionist) ; Kent;_ (Medway division ),
Colonel C: E. Ward (Unionist);
Kent (Sevenoaks division), H.
W. Forster (Unionist); Middlesex (Ealing division), H. Nield
(Unionist); Shrewsbury, Sir C.
L. Hill (Unionist); Shropshire
(Newport division), B. Stannier
(Unionist); Shropshire (Ludlow
division), Rowland Hunt (Unionist); Surrey (Chertsev division),
Donald MacMaster (Unionist);
Surrey (Epsomdivision,) W.Keswick (Unionist); Sussex (Chichester division), Lord Edmund
Talbot (Unionist); Sussex (Horsham division), Earl Winterton
(Unionist): Sussex (Lewes division), C. A. Pion (Unionist);
-Worcester-=(South=division)-T=M^=
M. Eyres-Monsell ( Unionist);
Yorkshire W. Riding (Keighley
division), Sir J. Brigg (Liberal).
that tired feeling, strolled out to
the car to wait for the return
trip to the city. Seeing Mr. and
Mrs. Steven on the car he stepped
up to them.
"Do you happen to know that
you are occupying the premier's
seat?" he asked Mr. Steven.
"I was merely anticipating
events," the latter replied.
"There will be another good Conservative in his seat at Ottawa
in the near future!"
McDonald smiled a wry smile
and subsided.
There is smr.p talk of incorporating New Denver and Bob
Lowry says th.it there is nothing
to it but Jim Grier will have to
be the first mayor.
HOT FROM HUTCH
Mr. John Hutchison, familiarly known as "Hutch", tells the
following story of a Vancouver
friend of his. by name Thomas.
"Thomas went to stay at a
downtown hotel. In the next
room to his there lay a little
baby asleep. The window of
the baby's room was open. Enter
a cat, which seated itself on the
baby's chest and commenced inhaling the infant's breath. As a
result of this the baby died. Of
course there was great lamentation in the hotel, but none could
find the cause of the tragedy.
"Next night Thomas left his
window open. Cat came into
his room and sat on his chest to
inhale the breath. Cat took two
whiffs and died."
WANTED
.The address of James McDonald,
ship carpenter, and aged 81 years, is
wanted by friends. He was born in
Hillend by Juvcrkething, and left for
Melbourne over fifty years ago. He
was seen in Canada a few months ago.
Communicate with his sister, (Jean
McDonald) address Mrs. Thomas
Waterson, Hillend, Inverkething, Fife-
shire, Scotland, or Mrs. Pete Smith,
Merritt, B. C.
WANTED
A Vancouver man wishes to purchase
a small well located ranch, say from
10 to 20 acres, either rough or improved, but price and terms must be
right. Address fully A. T. R., P.O.
Box 2, Vancouver.
Commercial
Hotel
NICOLA
for  a  good   square  meal.    Best   of
accomodation and comfort
Globe Hotel
LYTTON,"B. C.
One  oi the oldest and
best   hostelries   in   the'
district.      Good   accommodation in. all depart-
partments.
A. F.   HAUTIER,   --  Prop.
LYTTON, B. C.
TO LET
Two store premises completely
furnished and fitted only a few
doors from the corner of Voght
street and Quilchena Ave. Suitable for hardware or groceries.
Plate glass front. Apply to J. S.
Morgan or P. O. Box 48.
M. L. GRIMMETT
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Public
Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal
Nicola - - Merritt
At M _rri.     t Mnday, Wednesday, Frida
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Second—That  its   beneficial  effects
Rate * 1.50 per day
DAILY   STAGE
SERVICE
A stage will leave the Merritt
livery stables every morning at
8 o'clock for the end of construction on the Kettle Valley up the
Coldwater. Stage leaves the
other end at the same hour daily.
Baggage and express carried.
ALEX. COUTLEE Prop.
When in North Bend stop at
C.PR. Hotel
You can get the best satisfaction for your money. Local
trains stop thirty minutes for
lunch. We have the name of
keeping one of the best hostelries along the line.
J. C. Clarence
Manager
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'   buy
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Landlord's Laugh
He has no more use for his
"To Let" sign.
He used our Classified Want
Ads. and found a good tenant.
Canadian
Pacific   Railway
Company
Steamship  sailings provide for
cheap Christmas
rates to the old
country.
For rates and other information
apply to
G. M. THOM
Agent - Merritt, B.C.
Or write to
C. B. POSTER
A_. G. P. A.       Vancouver, B.C.
How many in Merritt knew
R. K. Steven in Greenwood?
Steven is one of the mud-
selling brigade in Vancouver;
he'll sell anything from a lot to a
thousand acres for you. Aside
from the real estate he is a
strong Tory.
At the time of Laurier's visit
to the coast the Dominion prime
minister opened the first annual
Vancouver exhibition in Hastings
Park. Steven was one of the
thousands who went out to the
park to see the affair, but the
crush was too much for his wife,
so he agreed with her suggestion
that it would be an excellent
idea to go out to the main entrance. At the gate B. C. Electric Railway's large observation
car, gaily decorated for the
occasion, was standing without
anyone to take care of it. The
motorman and conductor had
joined the crowd to see Laurier
open the exhibition..
As Mr. and Mrs. Steven were
tired the cushioned seats of the
car looked most inviting. They
climbed up and sat down. In a
few minutes Mr. McDonald,
Dominion M. P. forPictou, N.S.,
who had also been stricken with
Watch for the Anniversary Number
of The Nicola Valley News
It will be the finest publication ever issued in
the upper country. Profuse in illustration, replete in fact and story, it will depict the life
and industry of the people of Merritt and the
Nicola valley as a whole. It will be valuable
a historical   number,  entertaining  to  the
as
reader and an accurate mirror of the future.
The News feels that its wonderful success during the past year demands some
recognition at its hands and no effort will be spared to make the Anniversary
number a distinct credit to the publishers and to the town and district in
which the paper has its life and being.
SEND IN YOUR   ORDERS EARLY Friday, December 2, 1910  THE NICOLA  VALLEY NEWS  Land Act  Nicola Land District.. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I, Lacey R. Johnston, of  Montreal, occupation engineer, intends to apply  for permission topurchase the following described  lands:        ,  Commenc ingr at a post planted 3 miles east and  fiO chains north of northeast corner of Lot 1137,  thence south one mile, thence west one mile,  thence north one mile, thence east one mile.  LACEY R.JOHNSTON,  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Aprent.  Date Oct. 17, 1910. 41-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I, Leonie Ruth Brotherton, of  Teddintrton, England, occupation spinster, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following, described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about 3  miles  east and  60 chains north of northeast corner of  Lot 1137, thence north one mile, thence west one  mile, thence south one mile, thence east one mile.  LEONIE RUTH BROTHERTON.  Per Archibald W. McVittie. Agent.  Date October 17, 1910. 41-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I, Marjory Evans, of Vancouver, occupation married woman, intend to  apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencing at a post, planted about 2 miles  east and 20 chains south of northeast corner of  Lot 1137, thence 60 chains south, thence 60 chains  east, thence 60 chains north, thence 60 chains  west.  MARJORY EVANS.  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  Date Oct. 17, 1910 41-50  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District.    District of Yale.  Take notice that I,   Walter Warren,  of Toronto, Ont..  occupation actuary,  intendto applyfor permission  topurchase the following described lands:  Commencing' at a post planted on  west fork of Otter Creek, at the head  of first canyon and about one and one-  half miles from Lot 1775, intersecting  Station K 1806, Kettle Valley R. R.  survey, thence north 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains to point of commencement containing 640 acres more  or less.  Walter Warren,  R. Z. handler, Agent.  Date October,15, 1910. 40-49  Land Act Notice.  Land Act  Nicola Land District.   Kamloops Division of Yale  Take  notice  that  I,   R.   Ernest  Johnston, of  Montreal, occupation engineer,  intend to apply  for permission to purchase the following described  lands;  ���= Commencingat a   post planted  about 2 miles  east of northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence one  mile south, thence one mile west, thence one mile  north, thence one mile east.  R. ERNEST JOHNSTON,  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  Date Oct. 17, 1910. 42-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District.    District, of  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Sarah Roberts, of  ���Nicola, occupation widow, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about  a mile north* and a mile and a quarter  west of the northwest corner of Lot  1759, thence south 40 chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence north 40 chains, I  thence west 80 chains.  o Sarah Roberts,  Per Emmett Todd, Agent,  Date Oct. 15, 1910. 39-48  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  j Take notice that Alexander C.  Strickland of Nicola, occupation bank  manager, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  northwest corner of S. Kirby's Preemption No. 888, thence 40 chains north,  thence 40 chains east, thence 40 chains  south, thence 40 chains west to point  of commencement, containing 100 acres  more or less.  Alexander . Sr rickland.  Stanley Kirby, Agent.  Septrmber 9, 1910.        33-42  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Harold W. Ebbs  Canavan, of Victoria, B. C, occupation Civil Engineer, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  S. W. corner of Lot 354; thence running northerly 40 chains; thence Westerly 20 chains; thence Southerly 40  chains; thence Easterly 20 chains, to  initial post, and containing 80 acres,  more or less.  Harold W. Ebbs Canavan,  PerH. B. Hicks, Agent!  Date September 8th. 1910. 34-43  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  Take notice that 1. Clarence Morgan, occupation  tiniboinian, Fernie. B.   C,,   intends  to apply  for  permission  to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the northeast  corner adjoining the northwest corner of Lot 910,  thence running west 80 chains, thence south 60  chains, thence cast about 20 chains to west boundary line.of Harriet Magiere McCullough, applica  tion apjtiicd l'or, thence north about 40 chains to  northwest corner of HarrietMagicreMcCullough,  thentc east 20 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence oast .'iliout 20 chains, thence north 40  chains, to northwest corner of land applied for by  Emily McCullough, thence east 20 chains, thence  north 20 chains to initial post, claiming about 420  acres. Ci.akknck MoitfiAN.  Date Sept. 26. 1910. Hugh McGuire. Agent.  37-4S  Ashcroft Hotel  [Home of the travelling public.  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  Tnke'notice that I. William McGuire. of Peters-  borough, Ontario, occupation farmer, intends to  to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencingat a post planted at the northeast  corner adjoining the northwest corner of Lotl75S,  thence running west 80 chains, thence south  80 chains, thenco east 80 chains to the southwest corner of Lot 903, thence north 20 chains,  thenee west 40 chains to northwest corner of Lot  175S, thence north 40 chains, thence east 40 chains,  thence nortli 2(1 chains to initial post, place of  beginning, claiming about 480 acres pasture land  more or less.  Date Sept. 26. 1910. Hugh McGuire. Agent,  Good comfortable rooms and excellent dining- service.   Rates  are reasonable.    Just give us a call.    Representative meets  all trains.  McGillivary & Veasey, Proprietors.  Ashcroft, B. C.  Land Act  Nicola Land District.   Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I,   Leonard  Evans, of Vancouver, occupation piano tuner, intends to apply  for permission to purchase thefollowing described  ��� lands: .'..,-..  Commencing at a post planted about 20 chains  south of the southwest corner of Lot 1137, thence  north one mile, thence west one mile, thence  south one mile, thence east one mile.  LEONARD EVANS,  Per Archibald W, McVittie, Agent.  Date Oct. 17, 1910. 41-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District Kamloops Division of Yale  -Take notice that I, Thomas Evans, of Vancouver, occupation gentleman, intend to apply  for permission to purchasethefollowingdescribed  lands:.:  Commencing at a post planted about the northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence north 40 chains,  thence west 80 chains, thence south 40 chains  thence east 80 chains.  THOMAS EVANS.  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent  Date Oct. 17, 1910 41-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District.    District of  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice  that  Mildred Green, of  Vancouver, occupation married woman,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about  a mile north and a mile and a quarter  west of the northwest corner of Lot I  1759, thence a mile north, thence a mile  west, thence a mile south, thence a  mile east.  Mildred Green,  Per Emmett Todd, Agent.  Date Oct. 15, 1910. 39-48  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Laura McDonald, of Merritt,  B.C., occupation married woman, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the northwest  corner about 3 miles north and about 1 mile west  of northwest corner of Lot 1775 thence south 80  chains, thence east 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence west 80 chains to initial post, place  of beginning, claiming 640 acres pasture land  more or less. Laura A. McDonald,  Date Sept, 30, 1910. Hugh McGuire, Agent.  37-46  Land Act  Nicola Land District.   Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice 'that I,  Lewis Ord. of Montreal,  occupation engineer, intend to apply for permission to. purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about the northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence north one mile,  thence east lone mile, thence south one mile,  thence west one mile.  LEWIS ORD.  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  Date Oct. 17. 1910. 41-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District.    District of  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that William E. Green,  of Vancouver, occupation .- broker, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about  a mile north and a mile and a quarter  west of the northwest corner of Lot  1759, thence north one mile, thence  east one mile, thence, south one mile,  thence west one mile.  William E. Green,  Per Emmett Todd, Agent.  Date Oct. 15, 1910. 39-48  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land Dis  trict.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Henry Buell Hicks,  of Nicola, B. C, occupation Civil  Engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about  a miles north   an  16 chains West of the S. W. corner of  northwest corner  Lot 353, thence Southerly 40 chains,  thence, westerly 25 chains: then Northerly 40 chains, thence Easterly- 25  chains to point of commencement, and  containing 100 acres, more or less.  Henry Buell Hicks.  Date September 8th. 1610. 34-43.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Nicola Land  District���District of Yale.  Take notice that I, James A. Anderson of Victoria, B. ., occupation government accountant, intend to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about  two miles west of the southeast corner of Lot 902, thence  south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,  thence north 80 chains, thence east 80  chains to the point of commencement  ment and claiming all vacant ground,  640 acres.  James A. Anderson, Applicant.  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  September 29, 1910. 37-48  Land Act Notice  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District���District of Yale.  Take notice that I,   John   Grasser of  Peck, Idaho, occupation farmer, intend  to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about  3 miles north   and   1   mile  west of the  Christmas  Gifts   by   Mail  From " Birks  ��  are easily secured through the medium of our large descriptive catalogue. All orders are promptly filled and shipped to  you prepaid, either by mail or express.  Why send to Eastern stores^ when you can enjoy the  same lines and qualities, and a quicker service in your own  British Columbia store, at exactly Eastern prices.  All Christmas orders given prompt attention.  Henry Birks & Sons, Limited  Jewelery Mail Order House  j     Geo. E. Trorey, Man. Dir.  Vancouver, B. C.  Land Notice  Water Notice  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I, Julia Ord. of Montreal, occupation married woman, intend to apply for permission to purchase the following- described lands  Commencing- at a post planted about the northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence south one mile,  thonce east one mile, thence north one mile, thence  west one mile.  JULIA ORD,  ,������������������ Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  Date October 17, 1910. 41-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of,'Yale  Take notice that I, Grace Johnston, of Montreal,  occupation spinster, intend to apply for permission  to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about 2 miles  east of the northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence  north   one mile,   thence west one mile,  thence  south one mile, thence east one mile.  GRACE JOHNSTON.  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Acrent.  Date Oct, 17, 1910. 41-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I. Maxwell Adams, of South  Sea, England, occupation barrister, intend to  apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencing at a post piantcd about threemiles  cast and 20 chains north of the northeast corner  of Lot 1137, thence 80 chains north, thence 40  chains east, thence 80 chains south, thence 40  chains west.  MAXWELL ADAMS.  Per Archibald W. McVittie. Agent,  Date Oct. 17.1910. 41-50  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District.    District of Yale.  Take notice   that  I, Robert J   Man-  cantelli, of Merritt. B.  C., occupation  I accountant,   intend  to  apply  for permission   to    purchase    tne   following  described lands:  Commencing at a post planted 4  chains south of S. A. Brooks southeast  corner of P. R. 457 on bank of west  fork of Otter Creek, B. ��� C, ' thence  north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence west 80  chains to point of commencement containing 640 acres more or less.  Robert J. Mancantelli,  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  Date October 17, 1910. 40-49  NOT IE is hereby given that an application will be made under Part V. of  the "Water Act, 1909," to obtain a  licence in the Kamloops Division of  Yale District.  (a) The name, address and occupation of the applicant; Jane Christina  Pooley, Tammerton Ranch, near Nicola,  B.C., cattle ranch.  (b) The name of the lake, stream or  source (if unnamed, the description is);  little Lumbum Lake, Lumbum Lake,  Gravel Lake, 1st Marquart Lake, and  all swamps East of Gravel Lake.  (c) The point of diversion Lum  bum Lake dam.  (d) The quantity of Water applied  for ]in cubic feet per second] Fifteen.  (e) The character of the proposed  work.    Dam, flume and ditchs.  [f ] The premises on which the water  is to be used [describe same] Hamilton  Ranche.  [g] The purposes for which the  water is   to   be  used.    Irrigation   and  domestic.  .  ==[h]~rf=for irrigation describe the  land intended to . be irrigated, giving  acreage. Hamilton Ranche. about 1200  acres.  [j[ Area of Crown land intended to  be occupied by thc proposed works.  None.  [k] This notice was posted on the  16th day of November, 1910, and application will be made to the Commissioner on the 16th day of December,  1910.  [1] Give the names and addresses  of any riparian proprietors or licensees  who or whose lands are likely to be  affeeted by the proposed works, either  above or below the outlet.    None.  JANE CHRISTINA POOLEY  Nicola. B. C.  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  Take notice that I, John Murphy, of Spokane,  Washing-ton, occupation hotel clerk intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the southwest eorne., about 2 1-2 miless west  of the , nortwest corner of Lot 902, thence  north SO chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  south 80 chains, thence west So chains to point of  commencement and containing G40 acres more or  less. '���'-...  John Murphy, ;  Date Sept. 29, 1910.     ���       Hugh McGuire, Agent.  47-48.    ���������.-������      of  Lot  1775, thence  north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence .west 80  chains to the   point  of commencement  and containincr 640 acres more or less.  JOHN GRASSER, Applicant.  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  September 30th, 1910.       37-48  Land Act  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Nicola Land District���.District of Yale. ���  Take notice that I, Patrick H.' Kennedy, of  Princeton, B. C,, occupation miner, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencingat a post planted at the northwest corner, about 21-2 ��� miles west  of the northwest corner of Lot 902, thence  south SO chains, thence, east 80 chains, thence  north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains to point of  commencement and containing 640 acres more or  less.  Patrick H. Kennedy,  Date Sept. 29, 1910. Hugh McGuire. Agent.  37-48.  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District���District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Rannel J. McDonald of Winnipeg, Man., occupation  farmer, intends to applyfor permission  to purchase the following described  lands:? v  Commencing at a post planted about  3 miles north and 1 miles west of the  northmesLfiomer - of Lot 1775, thence  north.80 chains, thence west 80 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence east 80  chains:to point'of commencement, containing 640. acres more or less.  Rannel J. McDonald, Applicant.  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  September 30, 1910.       37-48  Spend  your summer vacation at  SAVONAS  along the shores of Kamloops Lake.    Splendid fishing and hunting.  Pleasure spot for sportsmen  Lakeview Hotel  Provides  for your every want while you are enjoying the  beauty  of Jthis popular resort.  Adam Ferguson, Proprietor  Nicola  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  c   Take notice that I, Harry Whaley, of Spokane,  Washington, occupation hotel clerk,  intends to  apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the southeast      eorner.      about       21-2 miles     ^yest^  of=the=northwe3t=cornert=of^L6tr-902,���theiTce"  north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains, thence  south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains to the Doint  of commencement and containing 640 acres more  or less.  Harry Whaley,  Date Sept. 29,1910. Hugh McGuire, Agent.  37-48  i    Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District���District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Ernest Edmund  Coley, of Nelson, B.C., occupation civil  engineer, intend to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:.,.',.  Commencing at a post planted at the  southwest corner about two miles west  and oue-half mile south of the southwest corner of Lot 902 and marked  "E. E. oley's southwest corner,"  thence north sixty (60) chains, thence  east thirty (30) chains, thence south  sixty (60) chains, thence west thirty  (30) chains to-place of commencement  and containing one hundred and eighty  :and=five-tenths=(410r'5]=aeres=_nore=-w  less.  Ernent Edmund Coley.-  Dated October 14, 1910. 39-48  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  Land Act  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District.    District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Mary Warren, of  Vancouver,   B.   C.,   occupation housewife, intend to apply for permission to  purchase the following described lands:  Commencing  at  a  post planted  on  west fork of Otter Creek, at the head  [ of first canyon  about 1 1-2 miles from  Lot  1775,   the  east   line   intersecting  Station   K1806, Kettle   Valiey   R.   R.  survey, thence north 80 chains,  thence  east 80 chains, thence south 80 chaihs,  thence west 80 chains  to point of commencement containing 610 acres more  or less. Mary Warren,  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  ' Date October 15, 1910. 40-49    .  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  !;Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that sixty days after  date, I Sarah Winny, occupation married woman, intends to apply- for permission to purchase the following described lands.  Commencing at a post planted at the  southeast corner of Lot 1894, 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. i   nny, Agent.  Nicola, Sept. 23, 1810.        33-42  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  District or Yale,  Take notice that Bella R. McDonald, of Merritt,  1). I'., occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase tho following described lands:  Commencingat a post planted about .3 miles  north and 1 mile west of the northwest corner of  Lot 1775, thence south 80 chains, thence west 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence east 80  chains to the point of commencement, containing  640 acres more or less.  Bella R. McDonald,  Date Sept. 30, 1910. Hugh McGuire, Agent.  37-48  Water Notice  Notice is hereby given that an application will be made under Part V. of  the "Water Act, 1909," to obtain a  license in the Kamloops Division of  Yale District.  The name, address and occupation  _*.!���  _I  rne~rocoia  Hotel  a.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Lillian J. Clark, of  Victoria, B. ., occupation artist, intends to apply for permission to purchase thefollowingdescribed lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  N. W. corner of Lot 353; thence South  40 chains; thence West 20 chains;  thence north 40 chains; thence East 20  chains, to initial post, containing 80  acres, more or less.  Lillian J. Clark.  H. B. Hicks, Agent.  Date September 8th, 1910. 34-43  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District���District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Edward S. Shel-  ton of Spokane, Wash., occupation  gentleman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at  northeast corner, about two and a half  miles west of the north west corner of  Lot 902, running south 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains to point of commencement, and containing 640 acres  more or less of pasture land.  Edward S. Shelton, Applicant.  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  September 29th, 1910.       37-48  Land Act  I Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Bridgie McGuire, of Peters-  borough, Ontario, intends to apply for permission  to purchase tho following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the southwest  corner about 2 miles west of the southwest corner of Lot 903, thenco running north 80 chains,  thence east about 20 chnins to the west boundary  of Harriett Magiere McCullough, thence south  about 30 chains to tho southwest corner of Harriot  Magiere McCullough's application, thence enst 20  chains, thence north about SO chnins, thence cast  nbout 20 chnjns, thence south 80 chains, thonce  west 80 chains to initial post, claiming about 580  acres more or less.  Bridgie McGuire,  Date Sept. 26,1910. Hugh McGuire, Agent.  -   87-48. .  of  the  applicant is   Frank   Maitland  Kilner, rancher, Quilchena, B. C.  b. The name of the lake, stream or  source [if unnamed, the description is]  a creek running into the east end of  Fish Lake (Lauder's Fish Lake.  c. The point of diversion is about  10 chains from the point where the  creek enters the said lake.  d. The quantity of water applied for  [in cubic feet per second.] is three  cubic feet per second.  e. The: character of the proposed  works. Ditch running on my preemption.  f. The premises on which the water  is to be used [describe some.] My preemption on the northwest side of Fish  Lake.  g. The purposes for which the water  is to be used.    Irrigation.  h. If for irrigation describe the land  iutended to be irrigated, giving acreage. From a stake locating my preemption commencing at the east end of  the lake, thence 80 chains south along  the shore of the lake, thence 20 chains  west, thence 80 chains north, thence  20 chains east to point of commencement.  j. Area of rown land intended to  be occupied by the proposed works.  None.  k. This notice was posted on the 3rd  day of November, 1915), and application  will be made to the ommissioner on  the 3rd day of December, 1910.  1. Give the names and addresses of  any riparian proprietors or licensees  who or whose lands are likely to be  affected by the proposed works, either  above or below the outlet. None.  F. M. KILNER.  Quilchena, B. C.  (Formerly The Driard)  Leading hostelry of the town.    A popular resort for the  summer months and comfortable home for the winter.  Best of accommodation and service in all  departments.  S. KIRBY, Prop.  NICOLA, B. C.  Use Cream in Your Coffee  It Gives a Delicious Flavor  CREAM SUPPLIED EVERY DAY.  BEST QUALITY OF MILK DELIVERED.  WAGONS PROMPT IN MAKING CALLS.  THE MERRITT DAIRY  JOHN BLACKWELL, Prop.  No matter what you may re-  quire we can do it-do it wel.  ��g_��Tlie Nicola Valley News 8  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, December 2,  1910  t  They say that the best way to reach   a  man's heart  is   by  feeding him  well.  That's why  the  men  who  eat  at  the Star  Restaurant are  so   g<  Try a meal and see for yourself.    Open day and night.  FRANK STEEL, Prop  IS  I  We have a very complete range of Pall Underwear and Clothing  for Men, Women and Children.  Children's Buster  Brown Suits  in all sizes and assorted patterns.  $4.50, $4.75 and $5.00  Hand Knit Mufflers  A great protection for the thror.t and chest.  This little garment is a great favorite.  ��� Try one of our leaders at  ip   I   e_i>\)��  Boys' 2 and 3  Piece Suits  Smart little suits and big values at  $3.50, $4, $4.50, $5 and up.  Men's Sweater Coats  A Large Assortment  Ranging in Price from  $2^0;^  Men's Underwear  Knitted Wool Underwear     an sizes    Special $ 1.50 Suit  Woollen Ribbed Underwear Best value on market $2.50 Suit  Robin Hood Natural Wool Underwear   .   .   $4.00 Suit  A beautiful garment and well worth the price.  Ladies' Uiiderwear  Fall and Winter  Gombinafions^irrSii'Kand Wxroi  Special $4.50 and $5.00  Hygiene Ribbed     Th<XsA��nc    $ 1.75 Suit  ?  Don't overlook that fall suit.   We are the headquarters for clothing.  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