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 Vol. 1, No   34  MERRITT, B. C.   OCTOBER 7, 1910  Price 5 Cents  erritt's  Over  ing Manuel am  ueen  There Are 285 Males Eligible  For Voting in Local Elections  Census in  Connection With  Incorporation  Scheme���  Building is Active  That Merritt's population is  well over the one thousand mark  and is rapidly increasing is the  testimony of G. N. Brash who  ' has just completed a census for  tne, iiuaru ol Trade in connection  Willi cue ssuiieine lo incar^uratc  uie town.  xvir. ��Jrash found tnat tliere  were 26u male citizens, _i_>nus>n  suuject&, aim- u_l. tne lull age oi.  tvventy-oiitj years who' wuma uo  eilglDie to Vote at tne municipal  eieVuons. Tnis uoes not include  Middies ooro wnicn is Deyoua tne  boundaries prescnoeu uy tne  Board of Trade.  Nor does it provide for any of  the'temporary citizens sucn as  the officers or the Kettle Valley  Jiailway or Macdonnell, Gzowski  & Co. tnough it is .known mat  these men will De here for two*  or three years.  "It means that Merritt's.population is growing fast and tnat it  is already in the neigh oornood of  1200 souls," declared one officer  of the Board of Trade. "Allovy-  ing^for -women and cfffldren the  population is easily -iUUu and that  is going some tor two years."  ', And Merritt continues to grow.  Tne daily train tells in language stronger than words of  the'iinflux of new citizens for the  traffic is heavy and most of them  have come rb stay. The railroad  construction ��� brings ���. in a- large  number,-it is true, but aside from  these imports there are scores of  new. permanent settlers coming  into^the district every- week.  Evidence of that is found in  the development of the business  interests. No less than six.new  business houses will open up  here,'in the. course of the next  month, amongst them being  hardware, furniture, plumbing  andtinsmithing, gram and feed,  butcher and general merchant.  week looking over the situation  with a view to installing a hardware business. The "company is  one of the largest and strongest  in the province and their coming  to Merritt would mark an important epoch in the life of the  young town. In business at  Greenwood, Grand Forks, Rossland and other boundary points  tne company is vacating that  district and is looking for new  sites. It is understood that Merritt is regarded as a must promising held for the operations oi  this well known mercantile out-  rit and a fully equipped business  will likely be located-..here under  the direction' of Mr." maunders.  J?nere is certainly an opening  for a hardware house' in Merritt  and whoever ��� gets in on the  ground floor will reap a bountiful harvest.  ��� .   -  WORK CREWS ARE BUSY  George Wharton is- in charge  of the work- crew now engaged  'in carrying but a number of improvements along the C. P. R.  right of way in this district.  He has ninety men. Over twelve  miles of tracks will be lifted  between Coyle and Nicola and  not only will the roadbed be re-  erifbrced" but some'; of ' the bald  curves will be straightened. Two  or three additional sidings will  be installed at different points.  The steam shovel will work on  the big cut between Coutlee and  Merritt. The crews expect to  be busy in this district for some  time.   o ���  THE LIGHTING SYSTEM  Arrangements Under Way For Securing  Power Supply  The directors of the Merritt  Light and Power Co. furthered  the project to provide an electric lighting system for Merritt  at a meeting yesterday afternoon.  It was impossible to secure the  power from   the   Nicola  Valley  KETTLE VALLEY  CONSTRUCTION  Work Progressing  Well---Bright  and  Macdonald Start Naxt Week.  Work on the construction of  the Kettle Valley Railway at  this end is progressing most  satisfactorily. The clearing is  ptactieally completed and grading ' operations are,, well under  way.    All day long and through  Dethroned Portugese Ruler  Safe Under Britain's Wing  ��� o  a question as to how many men  he would employ Mr. Macdonald  said that they would have about  200 at work in a few days.  ' Altogether    there   are     now  POOLEY >RAlsfcH NEAR NICOLA,   RECENTLY SOLD FOR, $125,000.  Coal and Coke Co. and negotiations were opened - with the Pacific Coast Collieries Co. The lat--  ter^company-has stated -its-, wif?  lingness to instal a plant.  . Tfien.too, there is a well founded report to the effect that Merritt will soon" have another fine  big hotel, the present hostelries  finding it impossible to cope with  the business. The project is now  being considered seriously ,Jby a  local promoter and contractors  are figuring on it. Another problem is the house famine which  has become very acute. . . -  Anpther reflector of growth is  in the volume of building. There  is unusual activity in this department and so far this year nearly  one hundred new buildings have  been erected or are in the course  of construction. Two big lumber yards . cannot secure supply  for theiryards, the lumber being  carted from the cars to the contractors. One of these firms is  bringing in a car of lumber per  day, an average of 26,000 feet.  J And many other big; buildings  contracts are pending, for the  contractors say that next year  will be a record breaker in the  building line. -And the march of  progress continues in 'every department of the industrial and  commercial life of the community  ''It is ho me^e boom but a substantial movement," declared  one imah in pretty c'ose touch  with conditions/>*'It will continue, you can rest assured of  that, for Merritt has come to  stay and I look for a population  of at least 5,000; people in two  year's' time. We have the goods  to make a town."  Mrs. William Muggeridge with  her child was down from Nicola  yesterday visiting friends.  Mrs. John Collett is expected  back from the east earlj next  week. She has been visiting  with friends in Walkerton Ont  HOGGAN REACHING OUT  Andrew Hoggan is "erecting a  fine big building on the east "side  of his restaurant building on  Quilchena avenue. The growth  of business has demanded a  larger dining room as well as  kitchen   for the restaurant and  Mr. Hoggan  is  putting up   the From New Municipality  new structure to meet the re-J    The boundaries of the proposed  quirements.     , It   will   be   two municipality of Merritt will be  Coldwater River  South Boundary  Lands South of River Exclnded  the night as well blasting* can be about 700 men' working on local  " "'            construction and this number is  gradually increasing as the contractors-find ^h<^work._^ecoming-  morecumbersome. ',    .  '' Ten miles of rail will be laid  by the first of the year. The  contract calls for that and unless  some unforeseen obstacle arises  the contract will be filled to the  letter. At the Midway end work  started last Tuesday and construction is now in full swing  from end to end.  stories in height with the ground  fioor"devote"d"to~dining7rroom~arid  the upper part set aside for  rooms.    The old building will be iThe boundary line will run along  rearranged so as to excludej;he  propertiesrof TTGilbertTJlaTi r~~and  the Pacific   Coast Collieries Co.  \ MAY GET HARDWARE STORE  J. R. Saunders, of Greenwood,  representing the Hunter, Ken-  dvick Co.,   was in Merritt this  used solely as a kitchen.  .    ������    ..���o ���   TEMPORARY SCHOOL QUARTERS  Miss Ethel Whitmore has been  placed in charge of a part of the  first primer class of the local  public school and Hyland's hall  has been converted into a temporary class room. The attendance at the school has grown  largely during the past few  weeks and now'aggregates about  125 pupils. The trustees are  considering an addition to the  school building." >  '���'", ,*"o-��������� L' .  YALE BYE-ELECTION  A dispatch published in one of  the coast papers this week was  to the effect that the /bye-election in Yale would be held during the first week in December  ah d that Hon. Carter Cotton  would'be the Conservative candidate. While it is. generally  known that the contest to fill  the vacancy will be held about  that time it is not generally  credited locally that Mr. Cotton  will be the government nominee.  NATIONALS BEATEN AGAIN  The Vancouver lacrosse team  ran away from the Montreal  Nationals in an exhibition game  at the New Westminster fair on  Tuesday, the score being 7 to 4.  An all star team made up of  Vancouver and National players  will hook up with the champion  New Westminsters tomorrow  afternoon.  the centre of the Coldwater river  thus leaving the town wholly to  lhe north of the river. In this  way .the municipality would be  asked to pay only half of the cost  of maintenance of the bridges.  At ldSt night's meeting of the  Board of Trade the project was  substantially advanced. Only  those whose deeds are registered  will be eligible to sign the petition.  Those land owners living outside of town will be asked to sign  a proxy giving Mr. Grimmett  power of attorney in signing the  petition. Euerything is well in  hand and the organization' will  be completed in good time for  the elections early in January.  Five new members joined the  board:. They were J. B. Whipple^ John Fleming, George  lick'es,' Robert Seely and S. L.  Smith. A'more central place to  meet:<was suggested and the matter was left with, the secretary.  Separate-freight and passenger  services on the local branch were  urg^d and the question is now  being difcussed with the C.P.R.  A letter from J.: J. Warren!  president of the Kettle Valley  Railway was read asking the  board .? to defer its celebration  until the completion of work and  giving assurance that the road  would do everything it could to  assist the town.  heard quite distinctly for they  are tearing away, the rock of  ages to make-'room "for-the-Trew  engine of civilization. ' 'You' can'  hear the railroad coming," remarked one citizen as the report  of a blast rent the air.  Bright and Macdonald who  have the contract for three miles  will start operations next week.  Their contract is mostly rock  work and will require a pretty  big staff of men. L. Macdonald,  one of the firm, is' in Merritt today. He says that the necessary  equipment will be up any night  and that the men will be brought  in early' next week.     In reply to  Little Nation on  Verge  of a  Civil War���May Lead to ,  International Strife  Gibraltar, Oct. 7. ��� King Man-  el boarded royal yacht here and  in company with the queen  mother was accorded protection  under the Brtish flag:  Reports from Lisbon are to the  effect that th<.- revolutions ies  are still in charge though Portugal is threatened with a civil  war which may develop any  moment. Spain is on the verge  of revolution and the nations of  Europe are standing'back watching the drama* with thf> possibility  of universal irouMe if one nation  seeks to interfere.  C. N. R. PLANS,  Victoria, Oct. 7:'���i- An application was made by the Canadian  Northern railway ���"to.the��� government to extend the ^Portland  Canal line from Stewart to the  border of Alberta.  - WILL PAY PENALTY"..  Victoria, Oct. 7.��� ^ Gunner  Allen was found guilty- of-'1 the  murder af " Lapt. -, Ellison/*and;  sentenced to" hang on ' December  2nd: ������   , ��� *-��� *'     '������ y-l '--  .    AID TO THESUPPERERS-': )\  Victoria, Oct. 7. ���. ,The government has made a gront.of $2500  of thie Cambelton relief fund.    *'  Smith & Clarke will instal a  candy making plant and will  likely erfft a building. T. E.  Clarke will come to Merritt to  reside. : "*  OUR CHRISTMAS NUMBER  The Christmas number of  the Nicola Valley News pro-  _mises_to_be_one_of_the finest ^_  of its kind ever issued in the  upper country. It will be  devoted to the life and resources of Merritt and Nicola  Valley, a reflector of the  past year's progress, a commentary on present conditions and a peep behind  the curtain of the future.  ' The illustati ve features  will be especially fine and  in its complete form the  publication will be a distinct credit not alone to the  publishers but to the district as well.  We have not overlooked  the true spirit of Christmas  in the preparation of this  number. We feel that those  business men who have supported the paper during  the year just drawing to a  close; are entitled to some.  'cbrisideration and for that  reason the advertising  space will be set aside for  the regular advertisers without additional charge. The  policy of farming out the  number to an advertising  engineer is plausible in a  commercial sense but in  our opinion it obscures the  spirit thajt should anamate  the work, a spirit that is  productive of the joyousness  and blessing of the festive  season.���Ed.  Hospital Project  Will be Rushed  Dr. Tutill's Buildings May be Secured for Public Enterprise  A proposal to secure the hospital property of Dr. G. H.  -Tutill���will���form^an���important  feature of the scheme to provide  a general hospital for Nicola  /x lley.  The Merritt Board of Trade  last night appointed a committee  to meet a similar committee  from the Nicola Valley Board of  Trade when the project will be  formally discussed and overtures  will be made to Dr. Tutill. The  latter was present at last night's  meeting and made the statement  that he would be willing to entertain a proposition..  The members of the board  were of one'accord in the matter  of a hospital. Its urgent necessity was emphasized by more  speakers than one, but it was  generally felt that in securing  the present property of Dr.  Tutill that the scheme would be  considerably expedited. The  government will assist the  enterprise.  ��� ; : O������ ���-    '  GEORGE MUNROE RETIRES  As announced in the News  some time ago George Munroe is  retiring from the office of C, P.  R. ���'roadmaster for this district  and he lays down his burden of  duties at the end of the present  month when he will go to Vancouver to live. His sucessor has  not yet been named but it is  under stood that the assistant  Charles Fawcett, will get the appointment. Mr. Munroe is one-  of the ablest men ever associated with the C. P. R. service and  his retirement leaves a vacancy  that will be hard to fill.  ������������O- r���������   ��� i  George M. Gemmill returned  last night from a week's sojourn  at the coast.  ,      .   BACK. TO, PROVINCE. ���,...__  Ottawa, Oct. 7.���A deputation'  waited on .Sir. Wilfred Laurier-  with reference to the title to In-,  dian lands in British Columdia-  and was* referred back to tne.  provincial government. ���  L')7--  ��J  C T. P. IS WORKING     V        ;  Winnipeg, Oct- 7.���The first,  shipment of freight over 'the-  national transconiinental. con-;  sisted of four carloads sent/out.  tonight. Four hundred British  immigrants reached here last*  night and 150 of them are for  -Vancouver^ ���. ���=���\-  COKE OVENS BURN  Farnie, Oct. 7.���A fire  at the  coke ovens of the Crow's Nest;  Pass Coal Co., did damage to the  extent of $15,000 and one fireman was hnrt.  TRIED TO KILL PRINCE  San Francisco, Oct., 7. ���A.  Chinese revolutionary ' named  Fong was arrested here last night  by secret service men as he was  about to draw a revolver on Prince  Tsai Houn, uncle of the emperor  of China. The assailant coufessed  to the attempted assination.  LOS ANGELES OUTRAGE  Los Angeles, Oct. 7.���Two men  are under arrest as- suspects" in  connection with the dynamite  outrage. Police are confident'  that they aae oc the track of the  perpetrators.  THE DOUGLAS LAKE DEAL  It is reported on good authority that the deal for the sale of  the Douglas Lake Cattle Co.'s.  property which vwas reported jh,  last week's issue of The News  will go through successfully. The  representatives of the meat trust  returned Monday morning from  Douglas lake and went down to  Victoria where it is understood  they will conclude negotiations  for the transfer of the big property. At Nicola on their return  from Douglas Lake they ex^  pressed themselves as being  more than pleased with the holdings of the company. J. W.  Furran of San Francisco and W.  H. ahd J. W. Clough of Winnipeg were the prominent members of the party. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday. October 7, 1910  Tprpid, lazy Jiver causes  ' biliousness   and  head-  -;Jache��� two common  complaints.  STOMACH AND  LIVER PILLS  .- wake up the :.v.-��- ���arouse 5t  to action, speedily restoring  pood health. A purelv vegetable remedy that lias a ben-  eficiai eft'ect on stomach and  bowels as well. Because it's  NYAL'S   we   know   what's in  .  it.    25 cents a box.  Sold and guaranteed by **3M  Gemmill & Rankine,        Merritt  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  Lois  Cash with order.    Prompt delive r  Joseph Graham  Manager.  K'O. Box  17. Merritt, B. C.  MERRITT HOTEL SOLD  Well known Hostelry Has Passed into  Hands of local Syndicate.  The Merritt Hotel has changed  hands. Under the proprietorship of George McGruther this  popular hostelry will continue  business. Mrs. Hygh disposed.of  her interests to a local syndicate,  of which Mr. McGruther is the  managing director. The deal  was put through last Friday.  The new proprietor is by no  means a stranger in Merritt. He  is widely known throughout the  district and everywhere is he  well liked. The policy of the  house will be a progressive one  designed to meet the ever increasing demands of the public  and to provide a service that will  be satisfying to all.  Several extensive improvements have recently been installed, principal amongst which  is an annex that will house a  large share of the patrons of the  hostelry. During the past few  weeks business has grov/n to  such an extent that the accommodation of the house was very  much overtaxed, but with the  addition of several new rooms  Manager McGruther will be in a  position to meet the best wishes  of the pbblic  KELOWNA TO VERNON  Engineers of the Kettle Valley  railway are now engaged in running a line between Kelowna and  Vernon, it is understood that  the congestion of traffic on the  lake as well as the ever increasing trade demands a railroad between these two points and it  begins to look as though, the  Kettle Valley would change its  route and go that way.  COPPER LOOKS GOOD  The copper market is becoming  more and more steady and reports from the New York stock  market tell of a substantial  movement. The metal cannot  be bought under 12 3-4 cents at  present and given promise of  being much higher. An increase  in the price of copper would  mean much to the copper deposits  of this district amongst others.  Trucking  and Draying  It matters not what class of  hauling it is I can give you  the! best of service and  prii.es will suit you.  DAN MUNRO  Stnblea;    Coutlee Avenue  Merritt, B. C.  Orders Promptly Executed.  IF  How many sentences are prepared with these two letters ?  If I were rich, li I were king,  If I had only, etc.  pnly  in-  J-  before the fire.  ')M<777y7The77y7:  John Hutchison  -"-v---.". >y-y ������ ''**������'-'    ���������'<���  ��������� -yi-y-yyCompany. -  ���\f::yy :'-y *;":'.*', *,���>'��� v^y   . . .  -^IWhereit Pays to Deal" '   '  S^iiJilERRITT, B.C.   ���'.������'  MAY HAVE THROUGH WIRE  It is reported in apparently  well authorized circle" that the  Canadian Pacific railway will  shortly undertake the construction of a new wire from Spence's  Bridge to Nicola making it a  continuation of the present No.  2 wire along the mainline. This  will give through communication  between points in the Nico'a  Valley and Vancouver as well as  the east. Most of the disatis-  faction surrounding the present  telegraph service is caused by  the relay system at Spences  Bridge. It is antiquated, exasperating and almost criminal  in its working and it is mature  time that an improvement was  effected. With a permanent  operator at Merritt and , with a  through wire the local public  would soon come into its own in  the matter of telegraph service.  Men are now engaged in stringing a copper wire from Laggan  to the coast, thus alleviating the  pressure of business along the  line on the two present wires.  ANGLICAN CHURCH SERVICES.  Sunday, October 9th, Hyland's  hall, Merritt, B. C, Harvest  Thanksgiving, services.  10.45. Morning prayer. Sermon by Rev. James Thompson.  11.30.    Holy communion.  7.30. Evening prayer. Sermon by Rev. Thos.. Walker. Collections in aid of the rectory  building fund.  Rev. Thos. Walker.  Land Act  'Kamloops Division of Yale Land Dis-  . trict.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Lillian J. Clark, of  Victoria, B. C, occupation attist, intends to appty for permission to purchase the following described 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.  Liluan J. Clark.  H. B. Hick_s, Agent.  Date September 8th, 1910. 34-43  Dis-  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  trict.    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; theme 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  Provincial News  The Summerland Review has  just installed a Unitype type-,  setting machine. The fruit industry is not the only thing that  is growing in the Okanagan  town.  The Ross rifle is not giving the  satisfaction that it should. . .It  will litcely be abandoned by the  Queen's Own Rifles. Even in  Nicola valley there have been  several instances of the defectiveness of this new government  arm.  A TERRIBLE CRIME.  One of the most atrocious  crimes in the history of the  United���States���oceurred^at���Los  Angeles last Saturday night  when the fine big building of the  Los Angeles Times was dynamited and a score of lives were  blotted out as well as injuries inflicted on many others and  thousands of dollars in property  destroyed. It is impossible to  place the responsibility, but it is  known that The Times has  waged a bitter war against the  labor unions for twenty years  and in its initial number after  the disaster printed on the  auxiliary plant the crime was  placed at the door of the unions.  WELL EQUIPPED HOSPITAL  The new hospital which has  been built and equipped by Dr.  G. H. Tutill is almost ready for  service. Provision has been  made for twenty patients and  the building has 1 ejn .equipped  with all the latest conveniences  and facilities, including hot and  cold water. Bright ^nd cheery  are the rooms and the whole environment is a happy one. Dr.  Tutill is to be commended in the  splendid spirit of enterprise that  he has exhibited in connection  with this undertaking.  The Nickel Plate gold mine at  Hedley has just paid a dividend  of three per cent. This is the  fourth dividend the company ha&  paid since taking the property  over in August of last year. The  total disbursements in dividends  are $143,760.  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 aj ply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  ' Commencing at a post planted about  16 chains West of the S. W. corner of  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.  ��� *" r _:;--V":e*,=ia^_i_tu___^; ��.  ��� ���3-rii-^r3=san tuuz-:..' -j  ._:;_. _n__L_j_i-.r_:2  When a man wants a good  SHAVE  he has to patronize a g< od shop.  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.  This years' Kamloops fair was  the~biggest and best ever. The  association seems to have found  new life and a sounder footing  and this popular fair promises  to become one of the more con-  spicious institutions of the upper  country,  The heavy reward hung up for  the men who murdered Frank  Julien at Revelstoke has so far  had no sucess in locating the  fugitives. The Black Hand has  wrought too much mischief in  British Columbia and once de-  tected the perpetrators should be  punished to the limit of the law.  Last Tuesday Rev. H. G. F.  Clinton, better known as  "Father" Clinton, celebrated  fifty years of service in the city  of Vancouver. His life story is  the story of the growth and  development of Vancouver. Mr.  Clinton, who is well known  through this district, is vicar of  St. James church, Vancouver.  Okanagan Centre bus "declared  for public ownership in connection with th > big irrigation  scheme now in hand.  BOARD AND ROOM  First-class board a*nd room  can behitd at the Diamond  Vale Boarding House  : MRS. BULLOCK, Proprietoress  Better Look Now  -So-n_at.y-ace.den ts_are-caused-  jqst 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 in__ureu. They leave it too  late.  You owe it to yourself and to  your family to be protected  against loss and a policy in the  National Assurance Co., is one  of the best protective'agencies  in the world.  STRAIGHT 1 IFE PAY LIFE  ENDOWMENTS.  NATIONAL ASSURANCE CO.  S. N.  DANCEY, Agent  Merritt, B. C.  Triulo i  Asaya-Neurall^  HE     NEW    REMEDY    FOR  Nervous Exhaustion  I Nervous Exhaustion unchecked  opens the door to Neu ralgia, Headache, Insomnia, Digestive Disturbances, Mental Depression, and  many serious organic diseases.  Early treatment with "Asaya-  Neurali." averts these. It feeds  | the nerves J* induces sleep, improves the appetite and digestion,  and restores buoyancy of spirits.  A few doses convince. $1.50 per  bottle. Obtain from the following  GEO. M. GEMMILL,  Merritt, B. C.  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.  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.  Paint Your House!  You can hardly anticipate the wonderfully improved appearance that follows a coat of paint  for the house or store.  Sherwin   Williams   Paints  and Varnishes  are acknowledged to be the best and you can  can do your own paintimg during leisure, hours.  Full line of ready mixed paints always in stock.  Call and get a specimen card.  G. B. Armstrong,  MERRITT,  B.C.  Nicola Valley  a  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  MERRITT'S NEW  Refreshment Parlors  Have   been opened  in the newly fitted out  building just norlh of Coutlee's livery  stable on Quilchena Ave.  Candies and Confectionery  Ice Cream and Soft Drinks  Cigars  and   Tobaccos  Short Order Restaurant  Merrilt Manager K. G. Statham.  WE  MANUFACTURE  OUR   OWN  GOODS. Friday, October 7, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  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 host-  elries along the line.  J. C. Clarence  Manager  ASHCROFT  Advices from Walhachin are to  the effect that the tobacco crop  is in excellent condition this year  and there is a big yield.  The Clinton fall assizes were in  progress this week. H. Mac-  Lean, K. C, former Attorney  General, prosecuted forthe crown.  Mrs. H. P. Christie and Miss  Phyliss have returned from a  visit to the old country.  Jack McGillivary shipped' a  carload of horses down , to; the  coast the other day.7, '7 7- 7.7  The little son of Mr. and Mrs.  William Maxwell .diecUin V^n"  couver the "other day. The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of., their hosts of friends.  Globe Hotel  LYTTON, B. C  One of the oldest and  best hostelries in the  district. Good accommodation in all depart-  partments.  A. F.   HAUTIER,   - -  Prop.  LYTTON, B. C.  BRITISH COLUMBIA HORSE  "D" Squadron  by  'D"  The B. and B.  Automobile Co.  SHOW ROOMS  New Masonic Temple Bldg.  Cor. Georgia and Seymour Sts.  Vancouver, B. C.  P. O. Box 367.  Squadron orders No. 16  Major Flick, commanding '  Squadron B. C. Horse.  Merritt, B. C, Oct. 7, 1910.  No. 1. Annual inspection  arms, etc., 1910, will be carried  out by D. O..C,.llthM. Dv who  will arrive in Kamloops Oct. 11,  1910. All arms and equipment  will be returned to store atonce.  No. 2. Dismounted drill at  Nicola every Wednesday; Merritt every Tuesday, until further  notice. . w..-c.. ,.y    ~,  No. 3.    Dress.     The wearing  of white .cap.,covers with  new  pattern forage = caps jwjll be discontinued  by all. ranks of ithe *  active militia  (D. O. No. 32, M  D. No. 11, ,29-9-10).  '  Chales Flick, .Major,*.  O. C. "D" B. C Horse  HELP THE BAND  The News is opening up a  department through' which  subscriptions to assist the  Merritt band can be sent in.  The band is one of the most  deserving institutions locally and it is thought that  many who live' out of  town would lend assistance  if the opportunity was presented.    Uniforms and new  i instruments are necessary  and    other    improvements  .have become imperative, but  funds are required. The  splendid success that has so  far been achieved:,' emphasizes the great possibilities  that lie before. Merritt  needs a band and  needs it  ���;badly, but the citizens must  ��� do their share. Look- over  the list of those who have  subscribed and if your name  is not there send in your  money at once.  M. Olson     ���  L. S. Cokely^  Wm. Cooper  E. Hunt  C. S. Craddock  R. T. Buxton  W. H- Harmon  H. V. O. Chatterton  Dr. Tutill  G. F. Ransom  J. Simpson  Bank of Montreal Staff  A. S. Bain  R. B. Bowden  F. G. Paige  F. Bailey  S. B. C. Lands & Mines  N. J. Barwick  Empress Mfg. Co.  1.00  1.00  2.00  1.00  1.00  1.00  1.00  1.00  5.00  5.00  3.00  6.00  1.00  1.00  1.00  1.00  1.00  5.00  1.00  MOOSE   IN   CAPTIVITY.  THOSE WHO HAVE SUBSCRIBED  G. M. Gemmill  D. Campbell  G. F. Harrison  A. Jackson  B. Osen  F. Steel.  W. Voght  J. Conklin  Vail Crocket   7-  Geo. E. Hygh  J. P. Boyd  Albert Quinville  -Wm.-Schmock  , Archie Little  Wm. Mclntyre  H. M. Frame  A CENTENARY JUBILEE  . V v '  The  REO  The  FORD  The  WHITE  H. PRIEST, Photographer  Studio Opposite Public School  Films Developed  MERRITT,  B.C.  Tomorrow"''-members vof the  Independent Order of Oddfellows will celebrate the one  hundredth anniversary of the  order. The mother lodge was  founded in Manchester, v England, on October 8,--1810_"';There  are a number, of Oddfellows -in  Merritt arid ' vicinity -arid while  there will be no locaPcelebration  the local membersvwill share the  spirit of the unique occasion:  $10.00  20.00  5.00  10.00  1.00  1.00  10.00  5.00  1.00  5.00  5.00  5.00  5.00  1.00  10.00  1.00  McVittie & Cokely  Dominion and Provincial  and Surveyors  Irrigation���Work���a  -__sp���CSaiiy��  Office over Bank of Montreal.  Merritt, B. C.  A. W. McVITTIE  D.L.S.. B.C.L.S.  L. S. COKELY  D.L.S.. B.C.L.B.  ADVERTISING THE VALLEY  The special pnrjlicity., board recently appointed'by the Nicola  Valley Board of Trade has prepared matter for a booklet that  will ba issued in the course of a  couple or ..weeks. The publications will be in" the^form pf. publicity matter from the'vailey arid  will be profuse, in . illustration.  It is the aim of the board_to_hav.e.  it ready for distribution at the  apple show in Vancouver at the  end of the present month. The  board comprises George Murray,  M. L. Grimmett, S. N: Dancey..  A. W. ' Strickland and W. 'E.  Duncan.  Nicola Valley Meat Market 10.00  A. L. Hogan 2.00  J. H. Foster        ��� 1.00  Geo. D. Gibbs 1.00  ���Mrs. Long          " 5.00  Howell John .'    . 1.00  Alex Coutlee   . 5.00  L. G. Thomas 2.00  A. McGoran     ' 2.0O  T. Curnow 3.00  J: I. Mclritoshr 1.00  R. Henderson.;. ..���  . 1.00  G. B. Armstrong 10.00  Dan Munroe- 2.00  Joe Collett- 5.00  C. .Stepenson 2:00  A. P. Collett 2.50  E. H. Cooper 1.00  M.;H. Bresnick . 1.00  Frank Garcia 1.00  Billie Lane 1.00  John Garcia 1.00  Oscar Schubart 1.00  Jesus Garcia  " 5.00  Lewis Beltner - 1.00  R.'Hower       - 1.00  C. Mclntyre 1.00  Wm.__Ro_ws_on 2.00-  Arthu'rS. Ash 1.00  G. H. Jurnberg 1.00  J. J. Warren 2.00  J. McAdam 1.00  R. D. Douglass 1.00  E. Richardson 1.00  J. P. Davis 1.00  Not Difficult to Domesticate, but Hard  to Keep Alive.  "The reason so few moose are seen  in captivity in the parks and circuses  of the country is not because they are  naturally too wild to be domesticated,  bin because they usually do not live  long in captivity," said a St. Paul man.  "My rather was for many years a settlor in northern Minnesota, and at different times in his experience he had  throe moose on his homestead which  recognized him as their master.  "All the animals were captured when  they were very young, and in each instance' it took them only a few days to  become apparently attached to father  and his small farm. For two or three  weeks he would keep them fenced ia  and then would allow them to roam  around at will. They would be gone  for two or three hours, or perhaps half  a day at a time, but always came back  all right. By allowing them the run  of the premises this way they met  practically the same conditions as if  they were wild in the forest, and  therefore were always in good health,-  but the moment any of them were  shipped to the city a change was noticeable.  "Two of the animals were sold to  city park associations at different  times, and in each instance the moose  finally died. They seemed willing  enough to remain in the parks, but  conditions were uot such as they were  used to. and from the first it was to  be seen that they were failing. in  health. A moose can stand all sorts  of hardships in the woods, but when  he is in captivity lack of exercise or  lack of proper food or lack of something else puts him on the down grade,  -and as a rule he passes in his checks  in a few weeks or a few months at tho  outside.  "One of the animals my father  owned was a handsome bull, and he  was trained to harness. The animal  could pull a good sized load and travel  through the woods with a sleigh be->  hind him at a very lively clip. This  third moose was one day shot by a  hunter near the house. So all three  animals met with an untimely fate,  which goes to prove. I suppose, that  man should not monkey with the plans  of nature."���Duluth  Herald.  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-follow--  ing 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  XAX^LE^NOTlCE  Sale ot Mineral Claims fpr Unpaid Taxes, Nicola Assessment District  I hereby give notice that on Monday,,November?7th,. A; :D./:1910; ,atvthe%our of ten o'clock in the forenoon, at the Court House,  Nicola, I shall offer for sale by public auction the mineral claims in the'list'hereinafter set out, of the persons hereinafter set out, of  which Crown Grants have been issued, for the*taxes .remaining1 unpaid and delinquent by said persons on the 30th day of June, 1910,  and for costs and expenses of sale, if the total amouut is not sooner paid.  List Above" Mentioned ���  Name of Person Assessed  Deeks, W. E.  Deeks, W. E.  Portland   Mining Co..".  Philp, G. R;'.  Murray, Wm.  Murray, Wm.  Murray, Wm.  Name of Claim  King Solomon '.���'....  Midnight   Covington.   Portland.    .....  Vicksburg.   ���Quebec y777 .yy .-.".'"_*';   Highland..;h;^t :..;���....  Trapper...~.".-y���.:..    v.....  Catamount Fraction .......  Lacombe   Lot No.  1010  1011  1123  1124  1125  1126  1409  1516  1524  1515  Taxes Due  $38.00  51.00  13.00  11.00  13.00  13.00  11.25  13.00  .50  12.50  Costs  $2.00  2.00  2.00  2.00  2.00  2.00  2.00  2.00  '*'" 2.00  2.00  Total Amt.  $40.00  53.00  15.00  13.50  15.00  15.00  13.25  15.00  2.50  14.50  Dated at Nicola, B. C, this 5th day of Oct., 1910.  "Si  W. N. ROLFE,  Deputy Assessor Nicola Assessment District.  I have opening up a Lumber Yard on  Voght street just across from the C.P.  R. station, where I will carry a full line of  all classes of building material including  lumber, shingles, line, cement, etc.  Prices Will be Right  Quality of the Best.  Order Early. Al^Orders Quickly Filled.  Andrew McGoran  Offices incumber Yard.  JjThe Beauty Spot of British Columbia  HOPE  Picturesquely situated along the banks of the Fraser River and-  a history as romantic as the place is beautiful. ��� -  Coiquahalla Hotel  We can offer you scenic beauty, comfort and pleasure���what  more do you want.    Good hunting and fishing.    Future railroad centre.  Fred. Parnaby, Proprietor  Coiquahalla Hotel Hope, B. C.  Merritt Livery and Feed 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.  Real Estate and Insurance  _Okanagan_Lands,  All Classes of Investments Placed.  Head Offices: -      - Vernon, B. C.  Here's a Snap  ���ff  Real  Genuine Snap  Six Inside Lots In  Will be sold at a Sacrifice.  Hazelton is destined to be one tf the greatest commercial  centres in the north���the head of navigation on the Skeena  River.  This offer will only hold good for a few days and it is a  chance to get in on the ground floor. ��� ���   ;   .  Six Lots in the business district of the town.  $300 Cash  will handle them.    Price $150 each or $900 for the lot and one-third  down,  Address:  Box JD, Nicola Valley News.  .*- THE NICOI_A VALLEY NEWS  Friday.  October 7, 1930  THE; NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  -.   PUBLISHED RVERY  FRIDAY  Subscription $2.(.10 a year  in   advance.  Six months $1.00  EDITOR     ,   - - - S. N. DANCEY  Que dollar per inch per month far repruln advertising-. Land and: water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified J advertising 10 words for 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates   furnished  for lanre contract ad-  vertisine.  ������  *��� :.   Address   i.THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20- Merritt. B.C  :"THE HIGH PRICES  . James ��� J. Hill, the railway  builder, is a keen student of  national economic problems and  ��� his address at the opening of the  Portland .fair the ohher day was  well worthy of serious thought.  ''Back Lo the farm" was the keynote of his appeal to the young  men of the great west and with  facts and figures he told convincingly0 of the neglect of the  live stock industry and attributed  the present high prices to the decrease in the production of cattle  and hogs.  And there is much in what Mr_  Hill says. The production of  cattle and hogs has not been  proportionate" with the growth  of other iftdustries and the result  has been that the prices of these  products of the live stock  industry have increased and have  had. a large influence in promoting prices of other, products.       ;  Agriculture is a profitable pursuit and it is lamentable that  more young men are not turning  their attention to it. It has been  said, and rightly so, that agriculture'is the basic industry of  "Canada.. It governs prices in  almost every class of product, be  it from the soil or factory. It is  an independent life designed to  increase the happiness and comfort of mankind.  " "And if there is .one branch of  agriculture" that is- more profitable than any other it is the bree,d-"  ing of live stock. The supply has  hot been proportionate with the  demand. Hogs and cattle are at  a premium today and the burden  resting on the consumer is becoming heavier to bear.  Young men have gone out  from the farm into other walks  of life and have only met with a  fair, measure of success. Had  they remained on the farm they  'would.haye ' been happier . and  more ? contented, with greater  affluence ''and' in a position to  cater to the world more effectively. :       ';;".  ��� We do not want to encourage  agriculture to the detriment of  other* industries, - but we are in  accord- with, Mr. Hill when he  says that the farm has been neglected and seriously so and that  it is mature time that more of  the young men were turning  their attention to agriculture and  live stock. The country demands  it and never will there be a more  reasonable plane in prices until  the production is largely increased.  1 Some men are, perpetually of a  Vindictive spirit and it begins to  look as though Sir Charles Hib-  bert Tupper .belonged to that  class. -It is . commonly known  'that Mr?- -Tupper has'no love for  cHon. Richard McBride and he  Jnever forgets to let the world  know. At Ottawa the other day  he told the press that there was  jdanger lurking in Mr. McBride's  railway policy and that many of  Ithe older Conservatives of this  (province were in accord with his  [attitude . on the question. Mr  (Tupper forgets that this same  railway- policy secured the en  dorsation of over ninety-five per  .cent of the 'people of British  iColumbia, that the policy is now  Sn operation and that splendid  iresults are following its introduction. An ounce of fact is  fworth a ton of theory and for  fthat ��� reason the opinion of a  ^disgruntled politician cannot and  will not carry much weight.  It is lamentable that the good  old game of lacrosse she uld be disgraced by tactics such as characterized last Saturday's game in  Vancouver between the Nationals  and New Westminster. Lacrosse  is one of those games that can  be played clean or can be replete  in rough ��� house work. If the  latter feature is to prevail, it is  mature time that the game was  weeded out of the provincial  category of sports' The authorities cannot be too severe  in dealing with those who will  indulge in brutal tactics in playing the national game. Too  often we find that the real perpetrator escapes the eye of the  referee and because a man retaliates he pays the penalty for  both. But some system will  have.to be devised to permanently eliminate all unseemly  features and to maintain the  game on the proper standard.  The terrible tragedy in Los  Angeles has awakened public  sympathy throughout the civilized world and it is the earnest  hope and prayer of every law  loving citizen of the land that  the murderers are brought to  justice. The indictment of the  editor of the Los Angeles Times  against the labor unions seems  to be a little unreasonable. It  is almost impossible to expect  that a body of men comprising  the select of the most respected  trades would be guilty of such a*  terrible crime even though the  destroyed Times newspaper was  a bitter enemy of unionism and  fought it for twenty years. We  are content to let matters take  their course and to withhold a  verdict until the evidence has  been fully adduced.  NIGOLA VALLEY INVESTMENT & LAND  CO., LIMITED  Offices Corner Quilchena ahd Voght Streets.  The suggestion of the trustees'  association that in providing free  text books for the schools of the  province the government make  provision for new books for each  pupil is a commendable one" and*  we have no doubt but that it'will:  be adopted by the government.  The free text book system is a  blessing to the ' province; and a  tribute to the progressiveness of  the educational department at  Victoria. We. cannot hope to  get everything we want at once  but at the same $me- tnei government is big enough and strong  enough financially to provide  books all round. As it is a book  is passed from one pupil to another and .this is surely unsanitary because of the wide variance in homes and children.  The announcement that Ralph  Smith-may-,resign____his___federal  membership and become provincial leader of the now disorganized Liberals is not accepted  very seriously. That Mr. Smith  should sacrifice a good comfortable berth and accept a rather  unpromising and somewhat discouraging billet does not seem  reasonable. Mr. Smith is not  unlike other politicians for he  generally looks after his own  interests first before giving  serious consideration to other  matters.  The future of Merritt as a Commercial, Industrial and  Mining centre is now  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  Siipply Co-, Ltd  Terms to suit all  purses  Merritt, B. C.  J. P. BOYD  Manager.  Act now���prof it  accordingly  Watch for the Christmas Number  The matter of a night policeman for Merritt still hangs in the  balance and in the meantime the  safety of the public as well as  property is seriously menaced.  The attonery general's department has been promising consideration for some months but  that is about as far as it has got.  The need of a night officer will  be emphased in a more sensational way one of these nights  and then possibly the authorities will waken to a sence of duty  and do something.  There is something plausible in  the proposal to provide compulsory insurance for all classes of  workers in Australia. It might  go a long ways towards relieving  the distress and suffering that  so often follows in the wake of  accidents in mines or factories or  on the railroad.  of The Nicola  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 peopleof Merritt and the  Nicola valley as a whole. It will be valuable  as a historical number/ entertaining to the  reader and an accurate mirror c|F 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 nr^aHe the Christmas  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 EARI  Issue Goes to Press December 16th. Friday;-- October, 7, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  w_. ii. ii rr~   ���imir _nn~ _���������_���_������T__n__.__���  "Gemmill & Rankine Have It'  Hind's Honey and Almond Cream..............50c  Lyal's Greasless Face Cream..............-'. '. -. ������: .25c  Steam's Cream of Four Roses. .25c  These! preparations are of tried quality and deserve  your attention when selecting a toilet cream.  '   Mail orders pi-omptly filled!.  Gemmill & Rankine  Druggists.  Agent for Mason & Risch Piano. MERRITT,  B.C.  Jos. Collette went ��� down "to  the -������'T ai r at New : ��� West mi hsfei-  yesterday and will be back in a  couple of days.  Mr. and Mrs. Watson Phillips,  who have been living in Merritt  for but a few weeks, leave shortly for South Africa and will take  up their residence in Johannesburg.  ���.-���"- HAVE COME TO STAY    -  Well   Known   Contracting  Firm   Will  Locate in Merritt.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  .'A number from this district  have gone down to attend the  fair at New Westminster, Tuesday was opening day.  i Mr. and Mrs. James Chapman  went back to Lower Nicola Wednesday morning after a brief  visit with William Voght.  couver by last Monday morning's  train after spending a couple of  weeks in the valley^ -:- Master  Rodger Green remains at Nicola  with Mrs. Roberts and will attend school.       :;        -y;7  William Schmock will leave in  the course of a few days for  California where he will spend a  few weeks. He will be accompanied by Mrs. Smock.  Methodist church���Nicola, 11  a. m. Lower Nicola, 3 p. m.  Merritt, 7 p. m. Subject: The  Value of an Unrealized Ideal.  John W. Hedley, M. A.. Pastor.  ���. .���o-- :   -Fred McCarthy has purchased  the billiard and pool business of  William" Schmock. He was at  the coast this week buying a  number of improvements and  when completed the parlors will  be much more attractive in design and appearance.'  ; Mrs. Cleary left by yesterday's  train for Seattle on a visit to  friends. She Was accompanied  by Miss Storey" who has been  stopping with Mrs. Jones for the  past few months.  "W. E. Johnston',* late'of Trail,  has opened up. a barber shop in  the new building recently occupied by W. E. Brown. The. latter has entered into. partnership  with Edward Durham and they  will occupy a- new building just  to the south of the billiard and  pool room.        -  ' "'���  Arthur Thynn and W. P.'Powell ;pf,Vancouver, who with Jack  Thynn have been out through the  Minnie Lake district for the past  few days returned0 Wednesday  night bringing with them two  big bags of ducks and geese.  The former two went back to  the coast by yesterday's train.  T. Clark of Smith & Clark  came over from Kamloops Wednesday night and goes back tomorrow. While here he made  arrangements for the installation  of the oven and other departments of the bakery which the  ,firm hopes to have in operation  ,'in the course of a week or so.  .-. Tuesday night's train was  three hours. late, having been  detained at Spences Bridge because of the lateness of No. 1  passenger train from the east.  : Mrs. Kerr with Miss Marjorie  Seaton and Messrs. John Chapman and Archie Seaton returned  Monday night from the coast  where they spent a week?s  vacation.  The hotels of 'Merritt: are' still  overtaxed and travellers and  strangers coming into town find  it almost" impossible to secure  beds. '-'Merritt is certainly  booming; you can see it every-,  where," declared one man who  was obliged to sleep on the floor  of one of the hotel parlors.  The lumber for the new departmental store building of G.  B. Armstrong is now on the  ground and an army of workmen  will rush- the contract. When  completed the building will be  one of the finest in the district.  One of. the most enthusiastic:  anglers in Nicola, possibly with  the exception of -Robert Pollard,'-  is W. N. Rolfe, the popular  government agent. Mr. Rolfe  spends most of his leisure moments on the beautiful waters of  Nicola lake and has returned  some of the finest catches of the'  finned game that have been recorded this season.  ; Mr. and Mrs. John P. McCon-  'nell left by Tuesday morning's  'stage for Princeton and will go  around by way of Keremeos and  Penticton to the Okanagan  country. They have had a pleasant stay in the valley and their  many friends were glad to have  them. Before returning to Vancouver about, the end of the  month Editor McConnell and his  wife will visit Calgary.  Arthur Subject, for some  months with H. H. Matthews on  the latter !s ranch just outside  Nicola, has joined the staff of  the Nicola Valley livery stables  -and���will���drive���the���Princeton  stage for a time.  A. W. Lucas was a visitor to  Merritt over Tuesday night. Mr._  Lucas owns and operates a big  ranch in the vicinity of Agassiz.  He will be better remembered  by the-d>cftimers~ because of his  prominence as,. a Conservative  organizer in the early days.  Speaking of-v Merritt Mr. Lucas  was very optimistic as to the  future.   "Your mines here will  addition to  '���J. Mr. and Mrs.: Edgar Lunn left  yesterday on a vacation trip to  Ashcroft and Walhachin. Mr.,  Lunn has well earned a rest from i make a/town, but m  his arduous duties in the govern-! them you have an excellent  ment office and their -many..!country-'.������..You are getting the  friends wish for them a pleasant f railroads now and that is just  what   you    need.     I   have   no  doubt but that Merritt will have  population  Mrs. G. E. Hygh with Miss  Mildred Hygh leave early next  week for Nanaimo where they  will take up their temporary  residence. Mrs. " Hygh is contemplating a trip to California  for the winter months but will  not leave until after Christmas.  On their, journey to Nanaimo  they will be accompanied by  William Hygh, father of the late  George E. Hygh. who has been  assisting in the winding up of  affairs locally.  Messrs. Whipple and Fleming,  builders and cuntractors, have  decided to permanently locate in  Merritt. These Vancouver contractors came here a few weeks  ago to undertake the building of  the fine big residence of the  Bank of Montreal. They have  since secured the contract for  G. B. Armstrong's new departmental store building and the  outlook generally is pretty  bright. "  "I like the looks of this town  and I have sent for my effects  and will live here," declared J.  B. Whipple. "We have eight  coast men working for us at  present arid they will stay with  us so that we can increase the  population of Merritt by upwards of twelve."  "Merritt is one  of the most  promising looking towns in the  province.    There is going to be  a lot of building here and I feel  that we will get our share of it.  As the town grows, and there is  no doubt but that it will, there  will be a splendid field for builders and contractors.    At present  'we have more than we can really  handle and it is impossible  for  any of the local contracting firms  to keep apace with their orders."  The coming of this well known  contracting firm   to Merritt is  welcomed on all hands.    There  is room for all and under present  conditions the demand for workers is greater than  the supply.  The lumber famine is a thing of  the   past   and   with,  two   well  stocked   lumber   yards and the  assurance of a big  lumber mill  early next spring there is every  reason to believe that the ensuing year will be a record breaker  in the matter of building.    The  closing year has certainly been a  ���heavy one,   close onto one hundred    buildings    having    been  erected, and this is in face of the  lumber and labor famine that the  town passed through for severai  weeks.  ontrea  Established  1817. Head Office:    Montreal  PAID UP CAPITAL $14,400,000. REST $12,000,000  Sir Edward Clou.slon. Hart.  President and Genera! Manager.  Branches in all the principal cities and towns in Canada,  also in London, Eng., New York, Chicago and Spokane.  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed.ut current ratea.)  BRANGHES IN NIGOLA VALLEY  NICOLA: MERRITT:  .    A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager. s. L. SMITH, Acting Sub-Agent  For Values in   WATCHES  Call and See Us  We have a watch to suit every pocket.  We guarantee all watches, and if they are not satisfactory  we will refund your money.  Call and see our stock of Tie Pins, Fobs,  Wedding Presents  Etc.    Splendid values at  James Simpson's Jewelry Store  Repairs Guaranteed.        Watchmaker and Jeweler  DWATER  outing.  Mr. and.Mrs. William E. Green  went back to their home in Van-  a  thousand  time.  of    five   or   six  people  in  two years'  --.-Nicola Valley  Wholesale Liquor  Store  will open for business in the Morgan building  on Quilchena Ave., on October 1st. The  choicest of wines, liquors and cigars will be  carried in stock. Families supplied and all  orders filled promptly.    ,,        , . ,    ,t  JOSEPH FOOD  Proprietor.  The  home' of Dr.  Tutill  and  Mrs. Tutill was the scene of one  of the happiest social  functions  _of_the_season_on_Monday_night  when friends from  far and near  gathered by way of a surprise to  enjoy   the    hospitality   of   this  generous home.     The guests of  honor were  Mr. and  Mrs.  John  ip.     McConnell     and   gathered  around them  were  others from  Nicola and  Merritt.     The evening was given  over largely  to  music and dancing/the splendid  floor of the  new  hospital  main  ward being utilized  with good  results.    Mrs.   Tutill,   Mrs. McConnell and  Miss Vair assisted  at the piano  while  Mr. W. McMillan provided  violin.    It was  one of   those pleasant evenings  into the  spirit  of  which everyone   enters   so enthusiastically  and the cup of enjoyment was  filled to its  full.     At midnight  luncheon ��� was  .served,     Mrs.  Tutill   being   assisted   by   Mrs.  Pooley,   and    shortly    after   2  o'clock the happy company broke  up, all warm  in their praise of  the kindly and generous hospitality   of   the   popular   host   and  hostess.     -  THE DEATH OF R. D.  STEWART  Rod. D.   Stewart,   for   some  tim'e.C. P.   R.   section  boss at  Merritt,  but  whb   latterly was  employed as an extra gang foreman on the mainline, working  west out of Kanloops, died in the  Royal Inland hospital, Kamloops,  on Sunday from the effects of an  attack of   typhoid   fever.   Mr.  Stewart had been ill but a few  days-and-his_death _came_as_a_  painful   surprise   to   his   many  friends at Merritt.   The remains  were taken to Prince Edward Island for burial the  members of  the Tatnai lodge, I. O. 6. F., accompanying    the   body   to  the  station.   Deceased is survived by  a wife to whom will go out the  sincere sympathy, of the general  public.  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  GUISINE AND ACCOMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. MgIntyre, prop.  RSERRETTj B. C_  You   Need  a   Winter   Suit  It is a question that confronts every man  Just  about  now.   "���  I have a complete line of the best old country   cloths   and  give .  ���    the best of satisfaction   in   both   workmanship   and  quality  of  ' goods.        Prices are reasonable and. will fit the smallest ..purse.  Just opening up in the Old Nash Building, Quilhera, Ave.  Two doors west of the new Coldwater Hotel. .   ��_  CLEANING AND PRESSING A  SPECIAL!Y  GIVE ME A TRIAL AND IT WILL PAY YOU-  C. STEPHENSON, Merchant Tailor  MERRITT, B.C.  ..'_ H-  B^  . Tommy Burns will  show business and  Canada.  go into the  will   tour  FOR SALE  i For sale second hand Singer  sewing machine. Apply Mrs.  Watson Phillips,  Nicola avenue.  NEW BRANCH ORDER  W. McCaull, an engineer in the  employ of the Canadian Board of  Railway Commissoners, came.up  over the local branch line Tuesday night on an official trip. The  result is that in the future the  engine will be allowed a maximum of 450 tons from Spences  Bridge to Merritt. In the past  the excessive tonnage has been  responsible for much of the delay  and the new order will doubtless  do away with this difficulty.  Another order that has just gone  into effect on the branch is to  the effect that the train crew  must report all the delays along  the line, report time of arrival  and departure at each station.  Merntt Restaurant  A satisfied customer- is the best advertisement  you can have��� ask any of our regular boarders. They will tell you that .they .get.the...best  of service at the Merritt Restaurant. Delicacies  of the season always on hand.    Bread for Sale.  ANDREW HOGAN  Quilchena Ave.  PROPRIETOR  Merritt, B. C.  NEW TONSORIAL PARLORS  T. 0. Townley has resigned  the office of registrar of titles at  Vancouver and is succeeded by  Arthur G. Smith of the firm of  Smith & Woodworth.  J  Anti-septic Shop  Will open tomorrow, Saturday,  August 13th, in the new building  on Voght street, back of the  Nicola Valley Meat Market.  Complete Service in all Departments*.  Complete New Outfit and Furnishings.  JWJLLI AM BROWN  PROPRIETOR |  No matter what you may require we can do it-do it well.  ��$rThe Nicola Valley News. 6  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday. October 7, 1910  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  for  a good  square meal.    Best   ot  accomodation and comfort  Rate * 1.50 per day  Quilchena  Hotel  Quilchena, B.C.  One of the finest hotels in the upper  country. Excellent accomodation for  travellers arid tourists.' Hot and cold  water baths.    Best���of .wines and liquors.  Terms $2.00 a "day and upwards.  Jos. Quichon  Proprietor  Automobiles  VANCOUVER AUTOMOBILE AND  CYCLE CO., LIMITED  Garage and Salesrooms--  632-636 Seymour   Street,  Vancouver  Saturday's game a.t Vancouver  between New Westminster and  the Nationals of Montreal was  nothing more or less than a free  fight. Three men were sent to  the fence for the rest of the  game after the second quarter.  The Westminsters emerged from  the fray victorious in a score of  6 to 2, but reports are to the  effect that the Frenchmen were  equally as aggressive, but had  hard luck in shooting. Referee  Matt Barr ruled with an iron  hand, but he was powerless at  times and the police were called  in. Tom Gifford assaulted  Laviolette, but the latter  worsted him before they were  separated. Then Gifford abused  the referee and he was given a  permanent rest. The list of  penalties handed out totalled two  hours and ten minutes and the  game throughout 'was disgraceful.  club this season is loser to the  extent of $764. In all the sum of  $11,356 was paid to the 33 players and this constitutes a record  for the game in Canada.  The fall meet of the Vancouver Jockey Club will not open un-  till tommorrow having been postponed for one week. There are  a large number of entries and  track records hang in the  balance.  The Vancouver Athletic club?s  team went down to defeat at  Toronto last Saturday in a try  for the Mann cup, emblematic of  the lacrosse championship of  Canada in the amateur ranks.  They were worsted by the Young  Torontos, who got the big end of  an 8 to 6 score. In the other  division of the series the Mait-  lands trimmed Cornwall to the  tune of 14 to 6.  Lou Nordyke leads the Northwestern league in batting this  y ear, his average for the season  being .288. Charlie Swain has  the largest number of home runs  chalked up to his credit.  'Three Removes are as  Bad as a Fire"  But that is what you have 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 satisfact.on  It matters not whether it is  in large contract work or small.  -n-ULJ _.__���  J. P. Shaw, M. L. A. for  Kamloops, has donated a beautiful cup to be used as a trophy of  competition between the lacrosse teams of this district.  In the race for the Vanderbilt  cup at Long Island motor course  five or six lives were lost in  accidents. The . toll is the  heaviest yet.  "Cadillac;". "Oldsnidbile" "Oakland"  Touring  and Runabnut Models  "Rapid.". Commercial Trucks.  Demonstrations Arranged.  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  . Trunks, Valises, etc. always  . in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments.       Prices    are  right.  Agent for Mendelsolm  and  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  The Ottawas are already getting busy for the hockey season  and word from the capital is to  the effect thet all the old boys  will be back. Renfrew, is  mustering a pretty strong band  and things certainly look promising for the national winter  game in the east this season.  Con Jones who guided the destinies of the Vancouver  lacrosse  P. D. Ross, for many years  one of the trustees of the Minto  cup and one of the most honored  sportsmen in Canada, has sent  in his resignation.  Nine aviators have entered in  the Chicago to New York race  which takes place tomorrow.  The purse is $30,000.  JACK SCREWS FOR RENT.  WHIPPLE & FLEMING  CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS  MERRITT, B. C.  DAILY   STAGE  SERVICE  The world's baseball series will  not be pulled off until the 17th  inst but critics say that it will be  the best yet.  Nicola  Merritt  Lytton's Popnlar Hotelry  Baillie Hotel  Good   Meals,   Good Comfortable  Beds and Best Serv:ce.     Rates  Reasonable.  Walter C. Keeble  "Proprietor,  LYTTON, B.C.  FOR SALE  One registered Jersey Bull "Merry.  Maidens Duke II", born February 10th,  1906; sire, -"Merry Maidens Duke";  grand sires; "Merry Maidens Third  Son," which took first prize at St.  Louis fair and VGerties Stoke Pogis."  Dam, "Gerties Lily" with a record of  7114 pounds of milk in 12 months at 2  years oitf; Grand dams, "Prize Mays  Duchess II." with a record of 7274  pounds of milk in 150 days and "Diplomas Lily'' with-a record of 6641 pounds  of milk in 10 months.,~ -  Provincial News  The new line of the British  Columbia Electric Railway Co.  between New Westminster and  Chilliwack was formally opened  on Monday. The last spike was  driven by Hon. Richard McBride.  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR  The provincial government will  assist the Salvation Army in  bringing out domestics to British  Columbia from the, old country.  Earl Grey and party will tour  the West Indies this coming winter and the vice-regal visit is  said to have something to do  with trade relations.  Bank notes and bullion to the  value of several thousands were  stolen from the mail room of the  steamer City of Seattle as she  was approaching Seattle from  Skagway. Two men are now  under arrest.  One registered Jersey Bull "Saturn"  born  February. 27,   1910; sire, "Silver  Dawn" of "Saturna" and dam, "Lady  Betty of Saturna."        "  For furttier-.patficulars apply to  Manager, Quinsharden Ranch.  Dot, B.C.  The Northwestern, the last  boat for the Behring sea sailed  from Seattle this week carrying  seventy-five passengers.'   . o   An engine drawing a passenger train on the Denver and Rio  Grande railway blew up while  climbing a grade near Leadville,  Col., killing the engineer and  fireman.  In Seattle during the month of  September no less than 109 divorces were granted.  It may be that the race for the  Grand Prix billed for New Cork  will be prohibited by the authorities because of the teirlb'e fatalities attended upon the Vanderbilt cup races.  A WORTHY CAUSE  Merritt, B.C., Sept. 23.  To the Editor of The Nicola  Valley News: While the leading  men of Merritt are exercising  their minds in reference to the  sanitary arrangements of the  town, to such questians as electric  lighting, telephone, and water  supply, would it not be well for  these to consider the important  "questiori^of^makmg-some-prti^  vision in the way of healthy  organized recreation for the  physicial and moral benefit of  the many young men in the place?  It is pitiable to see the many  fine young men hanging  around the buildings, presumably  with little to occupy their attention, except possibly to visit too  frequently the public bars.  At the present time one of the  most popular forms of pleasure  is found in paying visits to a  house of which every respectable  inhabitant of Merritt ought to  be heartily ashamed in having in  their midst.  Could not something be done  in the way of providing a library  and reading room, or by organizing some form of sport which  would appeal to the men?  Assuring you of hearty cooperation in any such project and  trusting that some of the older  members of the town will give  their views on the matter, I remain.  Yours Truly,  Rev. Thomas Walker  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.  Star Restauron  Merritt's New Eating House  Everything Clean and Well Kept.  Meals at all hours. Tickets of 21 meals $6. Single meals 50c.  Nothing tastes better than a homemade meal and that is  what you get here.    All cooking by lady cooks.  North End of old Leonard Building,  Voght Street Merritt, B. C.  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.  RHEUMATIC  REMEDY  has cured more than a fevr  chronic cases of rheumatism.  We are fairly certain that it  would be beneficial in your case  because we know what's in it.  Our ovens will be in shape to open business right away  soon' and then we will be in a position to supply you with  all lines of  Bread, Cakes, Buns, Fancy Pastry  General Baking.  Prices. Right. Orders will Receive Prompt Attention.  M ALONE Y & DARRAH  Quilchena Ave.  MERRITT, B. C.  AaytMn*  you buy  with th.  Sold and guaranteed by 2285  Gemmill & Rankine,        Merritt  The Nicola Hotel  (Formerly The Driard)  Leadinjg 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.  M. L. GRIMMETT  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Nicola -.''"- Merritt  At MerriU Monday, Wednesday, Friday  Westminster  Fair  October  4* 5, 6, 7, 8  CanadianPacific  Railway  has arranged for a special  excursion rate from Merritt  to Westminster  $7.55 Return  Good going October 1 to 6.  Return limit October 13.  Apply to  G. M. THOM  Agent - Merritt, 5. C.  Or write to  C   B. POSTER  /\. G. P. A.  Vancouver, B.C.  Spend   your summer vacation at  SAVONAS  along the shores of Kamloops Lake.    Splendid fishing and hunting.  Pleasure spot for. sportsmen  Lakeview Hotel  Provides  for your every want while you are enjoying the beauty  of 'this popular resort.  Adam  FergUSOn, Proprietor  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA,    C.  The "ihoicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand.  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop  No matter what you may re  quire we can do it-do it well.  4S_?The Nicola Valley News. 9   f,. .,  V ��� ���*��������- ������<����'��  .��-���..  Friday, October 7, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  TAX SALE  V  Sale ot Land for Unpaid Taxes in the Nicola Assessment District  Province of British Columbia.  I hereby give notice that on Wednesday the 12th day of October, A. D., 1910, at the hour of ten o'clock in the forenoon, at the  Court House, Nicola, I shall sell by public auction the lands of the persons hereinafter set out for delinquent taxes unpaid by the said  persons, on 31st December, 1909, and for interest, costs and expenses, including the cost of advertising the said sale, if the total  amount is not sooner paid. ;, .���.���,-.- ���..:���:,-..  NAME     :  Description .  Taxes  School Rate   j       Interest  Statutory Costs j      Total  Bates, Geo. R.   Bates, Geo. R...............  Bates, Geo. B..........'.....  IJodds, JVL..     . ..........  Armytage,  H. D. G.'���'..r.....  Lot   720.   320 acres....  Lot   905.   320 acres   Lot   907.   320 acres   Lot 1559.   160 acres   Lot   122.   308 acres   Lot ,167.   116. acres   $12.00  7.70  7.70  3.80  ,���   -" 3.85  143.90  -                         '*          .50  .35  .35  j            .20  .20  1  ,6.40  2.00           !       14.50  2.00                   10.05  2.00                   10.05  2.00                     6.00  2.00         -j.--    .0.05  Armytage,  H.-.D.. G. ?.......'.  4.00           |      154.30  ��� ~~T~  Our Mail Order  System  Nicola, B. C, 15th day of September^ 1910.  W. N. ROLFE,  Deputy Assessor and Collector.  Council.  AT  THE  EXECUTIVE COUNCIL  CHAMBER  Victoria. Tuesday,  the 23rd day of August, 1910.  Present:  HIS  HONOUR THE   LIEUTENANT-GOV-'.  ERNOR IN < OUNCIL. ..;:  i  On the recommendation of the Honourable the  Attorney-General and  under the provisions of til  Victoria, chapter 54. 1898,  the "Game Protection  Act'! and Amendment Acts.  His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor of British  Columbia, by and with the advice of his Executive Council, doth order us follows:  That the regulation under the said Act made  by Order in Council No. uo4. dated August 3rd,  1910, provided that the "disabilities as to the  shootinpr of the Columbia Sharptailed Grouse,  commonly known as 'Prairie Chic ken', shall be  removed throughout the Province Irom the 1st  day of October. 1910. to the 31st day 31st day of  October 1910, both days inclusive," be and is  hereby amended by inserting after the word  "Province", therein, the words "except in the  Yale, Kamloops, and Okanagan Electoral Districts."  HENRY ESSON YOUNG,  Clerk. Executive Council  '/Land Act'*  Kamloops Division of Yale District.  District of Nicola.  Take notice that Ethel W. Sawyer,  of 26 Lancaster Gate Terrace, occupation married woman, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands: ,   -  Commencing at a poft planted at the  South West corner of Lot 714, thence  North 80 chains, thence West 80 chains,  thence Soutff 80 chains, thence East 80  chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres..' ���, i  ETHEL W. SAWYER.  Per Archibald W. McVittie.  July 11, 1910.        25-34  Land Act  ��� Nicola Land District.  : Kamloops Division of Yale. -���  Take notice that .Margaret M.  Grimmett of Nicola, married  woman, intends applying to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands for  permission -to jpurchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted  one mile west of the northwest  corner of Lot 1779, Pike mountain, thence west one mile, thence  south one mile, thence east one  mile, thence north one mile.   *  MARGARET M. GRIMMETT  Per Archibald W. McVittie  ���August 5, 1910     39        Agent  Land Act.  Kamloops Division of   Yale   Land, District.    District .of Nicola.  Take notice that George ,W. Sawyer  of Southsea,-' England, occupation  British Army Officer, intends to apply  for permission to purchase, the following described lands: -   . >-, -  .     .  Commencing at a post planted,at the  South West corner of Lot 714, thence  East 40 chains, thence South 40 chains,  thence West 40 chains, thence North  40'Chains to pointof commencement.  GEORGE' W. ^SAWYER,* Col.  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  Jujy 11. 1910  Land Act Notice  Nicola District.    Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Fanny Mitchell  Adams of Southsea, England,  spinster/ intends to apply for  permission, to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted  at the Northwest corner of 'lot  1761 ..near Aspen Grove, thence  west one'mile, thence south one  mile, thence east one mile, thence  north one mile.  : "Fanny Mitchell Adams.  ' Per Archibald W. McVittie.  July 17, 1910.        27-36  lot 1761, near Aspen Grove,  thence north one mile, thence  west one mile, thence south one  mile, thence east one mile.  Kate Morgan  Per Archibald W. McVittie.  July 17, 1910.        27-36  proves its worth daily to thousands of satisfied customers in  ajl parts of Canada.  Owing to the enormous product handled each year, we can  sell superior goods at importers and manufacturers prices.  Aneady we :ire preparing for ourXmas trade.  Write at once for our illustrated catalogue and order before  the Christmas rush begins.  Henry Birks & Sons, Limited  Jewelery Mail Order House  Geo. E. Trorey, Man. Dir. Vancouver, B. C  Land Act Notice  Division   of    Kamloops  Nicola  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice   that  Martin   L.  Grimmett of Nicola,  Barrister,  intends applying to the   Chief  Commissioner of Lands for permission to purchase the following kescribed lands:  .^Commencing at a post planted  __ohe=mi!e-west-of-^the--northwest-  corneir of Lot 1779, Pike mountain, thence east one .mile,_. thence  south pne mile, thence west one  mile, thence north one mile.  ��� MARTIN L. GRIMMETT  Per Archibald W. McVittie  August 5, 1910.       39   Agent.  .--.    '.'  Land'Act "���-   ,  Nicola Land District .  \ District of Yale -.   " ���  Take notice that. Robert Frank. Morrison of Kelowna, B.C., occupation  Merchant, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following- de-(  scribed lands*:    .'   "    /  Commencing at apost planted at the  north west corner of lot 1154 thence  east forty-three (43) chains and seventy (70) links,to the west boundary of  the land,applied .for by Louis- Holman,  thence north sixty^six (66) chains and  fifty-five (55) links' to the north west  corner of Frederic", Armstrong's land,  thence west, forty-three (43) chains  and (70) links,- thence south sixth-six  (66) chains and fifty-five (55) links to  the point of commencement, and containing two hundred and ninety (290)  acres more or less.  . ,, Robert Frank "Morrison  June 13, 1910.  Land Act  Kamloops Divis-ion of  Yale.     District  of Nicola  .Take notice that sixty days after date 1, W. B.  Bailey, of California, intend to apply for permission to purchase the following dcaci ibed lai ds:  Situated one mile from Del Kind's ranch, and  commencing at a post 10 cl ains east of S. N.  Dancey's southwest corner, .hence3(1 chains east,  thence 80 chiins south, thence 40 chains west,  thence 80 ch.iins north, thence 10 chains east to  point of commencement and containing 320  acres more or less.  W. B. BAILEY, locator.  Prank Bailey, agent  Dated Ausrust 1st. 1910. 27-  Land Act  .Kamloops Division -of Yale Land District���District of Nicola.  Take notice that sixty days after date I, frank  Bailey, mining engineer, of Merritt, B. C, irtend  to'np. ly'lor rermission to purchase the foliowinpr  descriled lar.de:  T Starling- at a.post piantcd at the northwest  corner ol Otaon's ranch, thenee 40 chains west.  thence40'chnins noith, thence40 chains ea_<t, and  thence 40 chains south to point of commencement,  and containing lfcO acres more or less.  ��� FRANK BAILEY, locator.  Dated Amr'ist 1st. lillll. 27-3(5  ' Land District  District of Yale  Take notice that Frank William  Fraser of Kelowna, B.C., occupation Cannery Manager, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the following described  land. Commencing at a post  planted on the north shore of  Chain lake and running north  forty chains, thence east eighty  chains, thence south twenty  chains, thence wst five chains  more or less to ! *'e shore of Chain  ' lake, thence westerly along the  north shore rl Chain lake eighty  chains moro <"r less to the point  of commer"ement, and containing 160 acres more or less..  Frank William Fraser.  Mayth,. 191 0.  Ashcroft Hotel  Home of the travelling public.  Good comfortable rooms and excellent dining service.   Rates  are reasonable.    Just give us a call.    Representative meets  all trains.  McGillivary & Yeasey, Proprietors.  Ashcroft, B. C.  Land Act  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District���District of Nicola.  Take notice that William  Thompson of Dupuyer, Montana,  U.S.A., occupation rancher, intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described  lands :  Commoncing at a post planted  at the southeast corner thereof  and about one mile south of Lot  713, thence north 40 chains,  thence west 20 chains, thence  south 40 chains, thence east 20  chains to initial post.  William Thompson  Peter Marquart, Agent.  Sep'emhPrP. 1910.       31-40  Land Act .       .  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District���District of Nicola.  Tsike notice that Matthew Marquart of South Nicola, occupation  rancher, .intends  to   apply   for  permission  to' purchase the following described lands:  '^Commencing at a post planted  at the ..northeast corner thereof,  sa"<l post IV 'insr at the S. W. corner of  Lot 714, thence 40 chains  sorh,   thnnc >  80   chains  west,  thenco 40 chains north, thence 80  chains east.: to initial-post.  Matthew Marqvatt.  Peter Marquart, Airent  September 9, 1910.       31-40  Land Act  Nicola District.  Kamloops Division of Yale  __Take_notice^.that_Charles=Lc--  Vittie, barristers clerk .of Renfrew, Ont:, intends'..*; to apply for  permission vto purchase the following described lands:  Commencing-at a post planted  one mile north'of the northwest  corner of Lot 1761, near Aspen'  Grove, thence north 40 chains,  thence east 80 chains; thence  south 40 chains, thence west 80  chains.  ^"Charles McVitte  Per Archibald W.    cVittie  July 17; 1910.       27-36.  Nicola Land District,  .Kamloops Division of Yale.      .  Take notice' th.it Henry: Standly .Cleasby of  Coutlee, intends to apply for permission to purchase the follow int. described land:  ���������������'.'���  Commencing: at a post planted at the north-east  corner of Lot 537, thence west 60 chains, thence  north 20 chains to Indian Reserve lire, thence  easterly alone: line of Naik Indian Reserve to  Nicola River, thence southerly along said river to  northwest corner of Lot w534, thence south 2  chains to point of commencement, .containing 100  acres more or less.  HENRY STANDLY CLEASBY.  August 5, 1910. 28-37;  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.  District of Nicola.  Take notice that H. W..E. Canavan of Victoria^  B.-C���occupation civil en(drrerr~intor"d-. to apply  for permission to purchase the following: deRcibed  lands :���...,  CommeneinK. at.a post piantcd n't the N. W.  Corner Lot 354. thence North 20 chains, thence  Weat 20 chains, thence South 40 chains, thence  East 20 chains, thence North 20 chains to point of  beginning, containing 80 acres more or less.  HAROLD W .EBBS CANAVAN.  August 6. 1910. 2.>-.l!>  Coal Notice.  Thirty days after date I intend to  make application for a license to prospect for Coal and Petroleum on the  following described land; commencing  at a j:ost planted at the North-east  corner of Lot 669, thence West 40  chains, thence North 20 chains, thence  East 20 chains thence North 10 chains,  thence East 20 chains, thence North 30  chains; thence East 20 chains, more or  less ./to,-'the West line of Lot 1304,  thence .South 40 chain?, thence West 20  chains, thence South 20 chains to psint  of commencement, containing 160 acres  more or iess.'    : ;!  W. G. MURRAY,  June 15, 1910        22-27 Locator.  Water Notice.  Notice is hereby foven that an application will  be made under Part V. of the "Water Act, lSk.9."  to obtain a licence in the Kamloops Division of  Yale District.    District ot Nicola.  [a] The name, address ana occupation of the  applicant Mrs. June Christina Poole.  Lb] '1 he name of the lake, stieam or source [if  unnamed, the description is[ Little Lumbum  Lake, Lumbum Lake, Gravel Lake, 1st Marquart  Lake, all lakes or swamps east of Gravel Lake.  c. The point of diversion Lumbum Lake  Dam.  d. The quantity of water applied for [in cubic  feet per second] fiiteen. ;   ������    .  e. The character ot the proposed works, dam  and ditch or flume.  [f. Ihe premises on which the water is to be  used���descrite same���Hamilton Rani h. *  g. The purposes lor which the water is to be  used, irrigation and domestic.  h. If for irrigation describe the land intended  to be irrigated, giving acreage. Hamilton Ranch,  about 12, 0 acres.  j. Area of Crown land intended to be occupied  by the proposed works, none.  k This notice was posted on" the 2dth day of  Sept. 1910, ar d application will be made to the  Commissioner on the 26th day of October, 1910.  1. Give the names and addresses of any riparian  proprietors or licensees who or w hose lands arr  like.y to be affected by the proposed works, either  eboor below the o it let, none.  MRS. JANE i HR1STINA POOLEY  -   - -'        Nicola,'B. C."'  Land Act  KanrilbopB~Divisi6n  trict.  "of~Yaie���Land Dis-  Land Act Notice  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District. District of Nicola.  Take notice that Charles James  Stewart of Vancouver; occupation  salesman, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described lands: Com-  mnecing at a post planted about  one mile South of pre-emption  757 Upper Coldwater, thenee  running South 40 chaihs; thence  West 40 chains, thence North 40  chains, thence East 40 chains to  point - of- - commencemen t, an d  containing 160 acres more or  less.  Charles James StewArt  R. GiStanley Anthony;.Agent  Date May 17? 1910S    77 :y  Land Act  ,   District of Nicola.  Kamloops Division of Ynle Lnnd District.  Take notice that Chnrlos Jomos Wlnney of  London, Enirlum.. occupation gentleman, intends  to apply-"for perniitulon to purchase the follow-  intr described lands:  Commencing at n rout plnutrd at the Southwest corner of Lot 11HKI. thence east SO i h it s.  thence Hotith 40 elm!m. thence west 80 chains,  thence north 40 chains.  CIIARLKS JAMES WINNY  It. H. Winny. Agent.  Auirtist 24, 1910. 28-H7  .LandSAct,  Nicola-^Kamloops Lund District.  Diatr'ct of Yale.        -'  Take notice that Edith Bateinan Morgan, of the  town of Merritt,  B. C, occupation married  woman. Intends to apply for permission to purchase  thc following described lands:  . Commencing at a post planted at the Southeast  corner o'" 'aid lands,  thence following the ri?ht  bank of the Nicola river. 80 chains to the North  west corner of Lot 170.  Groun  1. Kamloops Divi  Finn of Ynlo District, thenco Southerly 5 chains to  point of commencement, containing 5 acres more  %:?**'.���;- :.v.'.S.,?._; EDITH'BATEMAN MORGAN.  J. S. Morgan, Agent.  August SOth, 1910.       29-38,  at. Land Act  rNicola District  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Gladys Morgan off Toronto, Ont.. spinster,  intendsT.to apply: for permission  to;�� purchase the- followiiiK described^ lands. yyr  Commencing at ,a- post at the  Northwest corner of Lot 1761,  near Aspen Grove, thence west  one mile, thence north one mile,  thence "eastr 'one mile, thence  south one mile.  Gladys Morgan  . ,k Per,Archibald W. McVittie.  l; July 17v lQIQj      27-36  7 77. .y77. &Land,A'ct;  Nicola District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Kate Morjran  of Toronto, Ontario,; married  woman, intends "to'anbly for permission to purchase the following  described lands.  ; ^Commencing at a post one mile  north of the northwest corner of  District oi Nicola,  Take notice that I Sophia Steffens of  Mamette Lake Road, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  N. E. corner of Pre-emption record 565,  thence 40 chains East, thence 40 chains  South, thence 40 chains West, thence  40 chains North to commencement of  initial post.  Sophia Steffens.  C. P. H. Steffens, Agent.  June 30, 1910. 22-31  .     Land Act  Kamloops division of Yale  Dis-  Land  trict.    District of Nicola  Take notice that sixty days afterdate  I, Thomas Henry Dancey, of Picton,  Ont., Manufacturer, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted at the  northeast corner of Frank Bailey's application, thence 40 chains north, thence  forty chains west, thence 40 chains  south and thence 40 chains east to point  commencement and comprising 160  acres more or less.  Thomas Henry Dancey, Applicant  Frank Bailey, Agent.  Dated August 1st, 1910.  Water Notice,.    ,���  NOTICE 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 Stanley Kirby,  Nicola, B. C, Hotel keeper.   .  (b) The name of the lake, stream'or  source (if unnamed, the description is)  small creek to the north of my preemption No. 888.  (cj The point of diversion about  quarter mile above where creek joins  Mill Creek. .  (d). The quantity of Water applied  fo�� jin cubic feet per second] one cubic  foot.! . ���  je] The character of the proposed  work.    Dam,"and ditch or flume.  K]   The premises on which the watef  be used [describe same]   my  preemption No. 888.  tsl The purposes for which the  water is to be used. Irrigation.  ==Rv]==If=^fbr^irrigation=deseribe^the  larid intended to be irrigated, giving  acreage. 60 acres of my pre-emption  on the west side of Mill Creek.  [j[ Area of Crown land intended to  be occupied by thc proposed works.  None.  [k] This notice was posted on the  25th day of Septtmber, 1910. and, application will be made to the Commissioner on the 26th day of October, 1910.  [1] Give the names and addresses  of any riparian proprietors or lieent-ees  who or whose lands are likely to be  affeeted by the proposed works, either  above or below!the outlet.; None.  STANLEY KIRBY  " '*.   i-.': Nicola..B. C.  Land Act '  Nicola Land District ''  District of Yale ;  Take notice that Fiederic Armstr-ng  of Kelowna, B.C., occupation Accountant, intends to apply for peimission to  purcha&e the following det>criLed land&~:  Commencing at a pott planted at the  north east corner ot the land applied  for by ewis Holman, .thence north  forty (40) chains, thence' west forty  (40) chains, thence south forty (40),  chains, thence east forty (40) chains to  point of commencement and containing  one hundred and sixty (160) acres more  or less.     ' ' ..'*..  Frederic Armstrong.-  June 13, 1910. v  LAND ACT. ;���;  Nicola Land Dis trict." Z  Distoict ol Yale.  Take notice that Frederic George Dav in if  Kelowna, B. C occupation'merchant, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the following  described lards:    -  Commencing at a post piantcd at the Northeast  correr ot Lot 1154, th, nee South_4C chains, thence  East 47 decimal 66 chains to the West boundary  of the landvapplied for by H.'J. J. Tillbrook,  thence Norrh 15 decimal 38 chairs, thence East  16 chains to the Southwest corner of P. Du-  Moulin's land, Ihence North nine decimal ore six  (9.16) chain?. Ihence West three decimal ee\en  nought (3.70) chains to the point of commencement and contair.iffr oi c hundred and thirty-  ��even decimal font four 137.44 acres, more cr  less.  KRI_.DP._R1C GEORGE DAVIS.'  Date June 13, 1910.       32." - ��� 'J.  LAND-ACT. ��� ;  Nicola Lund Di_-ti let. ".  District of Yale. '.  Take notice that Thomas Nicol Moriison of  Kelowna, B.''., occupation meichsrt, inn.) ds to  apply for permission to puichute the following  described lands: "t  ' Commencing at a pest piantcd id c hftin* East of  the Northw es-t con er of the land applied for fcy  Frederic Aimttrong, the nee West t3 chairi-. 70  links to the Norlhw ett cmrer of the land applied  for by R. F, Mcnisor. Ihence Noith 40 chairs,  thence East 68 chains 70 links, thence South 40  chains to thc point of commencement, containing  254 acres more or less.  THOMAS NICOL MORRISON.  .Date June 13. 1910.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale.    District  .   of Nicola ���  Take notice that sixty days after  date I, Stanley Nelson Dancey, Publish ��r. of Merritt, B.C., intends to apply for permission to purchase the following < it scribed land? ���  Co ii mencing at a post ol; ntad at the  sout least corner of lot 301. thence 20  chains east, thence 80 chairs south,  thence 40 chains west, thence 80 chains  north and 20 chains east to point of  commencement, comprising 320 acres  more or less.  S. N. Dancey. A t plicant.  Frank Bai'ey, Agent.  Dated August 1st, 1910  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that sixty days after  date, I Sarah Winny, occupation mar-;  ried woman, intends to apply for per^  mission 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. Winny, Agent.  Nicola, Sept. 23, 1910.       38-42  Land Notice  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that 60  days   after date  Euphemia  Beath  of Vancouver, married woman, intends to  apply  for permission to purchase  the  following de  scribed   land:     Commencing    at    the  North-east corner of Lot 1776,   thence  South 80 chains, thence East 80 chains,  thence North  80  chains,   thence West  80 chains to  point of commencement,  containing 640 acres more or less.  Euphemia Beath, Applicant.  E. B. Tingley, Agent  Dated June 14. 1910.       22-31  Land Act Notice.  Nicola Land District  Kamloops Diyisioii of Yale. yy. \  Take notice that 'Alexander W.  Strickland of NicolariocctipTEttiotflJahk  manager, intends to.: apply ,gfor per-;  mission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at apost planted at the  northwest corner of S. K'ii.'by'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 160 acres  more or less.  Alexander W. Strickland.  .^Stanley Kirby, Agent  Septrmber 9, 1910.       33-42  Land Notice.  -,   i~.fi   Nicola Land District  ���   kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that 60 days after date  Charles Beath of Vancouver, occupation  Student, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land; commencing at a post planted  80 chains North of the N. E. corner of  Lot 1776, thence North 80 chains,"  thence East 80 chains, thence South 80  chains, thence West 80 chains to point  of commencement, and containing 640  acres more or less. v.'  Charles Beath, Applicant'  E. B. Tingley, Agent  Dated June 14, 1910.       22-31 \  Land Act  ; Nicola Land District  :.;       ^amloops Division of Yale. ,!  Take notice that R. Ernest Johnson^  of Montreal, Quebec, Railway Engineer,*  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:    ',  Commencing at a post planted at the  Southeast corner of Grace Johnson's  application of even date, thence South  80 chains, thence West80 chains, thence  North 80 chains, thence East 80 chains.  R. Ernest Johnson. .  Archiaald.W. McVittie, Agent  June 7, 1910.    * 21-30      " ��� * ''^s-- H-    _-,��-  .-J��v��r��    ��v>Vi,  VOXfelgJ....     ���-_>!���*��-_$> ��.    <fj(l   . ^..j  - -   ���<*     *  rrr THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  -iiiii  Friday, October 7, 1910  QUILCHENA AVE. CROSSING  i The work of carrying Quilchena Avenue across the C. P.  R.'tracks by means of a suitable  crossing has already peen undertaken. The C. P. R. has put a  crew of men to work and the  steam shovel will be here in a  few days to assist in the grading. With the crossing Quilchena Avenue will then continue  across the Diamond Vale town-  site into tHe Charters property  and will  be   one   of   the   finest  thoroughfares'in the city. Much  of the credit   for   securing  this  work is due to George F. Ransom  j who has spared no effort to induce the C'   P.   R.  tp proceed  i with the work.  ANOTHER BIG BLOCK  Work- will start early next  week on a big business block to  be erected by'Angus jMacdonald  on his lots on Quilchena avenue  opposite Coutlee's livery stable.  The building will be similar to  the Eastwood block in design,  being 60 feet deep with a frontage of 45. feet. The ground floor  will be devoted to stores while the  upper floor will be set' out in  rooms.  NEW BUTCHER SHOP  Joseph Castillou will shortly  onen up a butcher shop in Merritt.  Work men are now excavating  for a building on Voght street  just south of the barber shop of  Brown and Durham. Mr.     Cas  tillou proposes to launch into  business on an elaborate scale  and it is planned, to have the  building completed, by the end  of October.  LOST FOR A DAY  To be hemmed in by fallen  timber which in some places was  piled fifteen feet high and to be  forced to a couch in a foot of  snow with nothing but a camp  fire to keep him from freezing  was the experience of Fred A.  '.���*������- "j-. �������  Howse of Nicola, Early Sunday  morning: he went "Several miles  back into the Schuter Creek  country w^th an Indian in search  of game arid when the Indian  returned that night without tidings of his companion there was  considerable uneasiness. Searching parties were organized the  following morning but the missing man returned to Nicola Tuesday afternoon none the worse  for his experience.. "The night  was intensely dark and I  couldn't make any headway in  =fc  the fallen  timber so I just had  to stay," was his explanation.  MAY GET A BRICK YARD  There is a strong possibility  that Merritt will have a brick  yard in ihe course of a very few  weeks. Robert Seely has the  project in hand and it is understood that he has interested the  necessary capital. There is an  abundance of clay in the vicinity  which would be utilized in the  manufactue of the brick.  wp^r?_ra_.g_.^  31  We have a very complete range of Fall Underwear and Clothing  for lien, 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 throat and chest.  ,,' .This little garment is a great favorite.  Try one of our leaders at  '-'#.1.25.'  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