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 New Road Around Gilmore  Hill Now Open to Traffic  Level Road   From  Nicola to  Quilchena   When    Yale  4 Crew Finishes Its End  That  the government of the  province of British Columbia has  done well by the constituency of  Yale and .particularly the Nicola  valley  is'evident   to   those who  have knowledge of exisrmg l.,c..l  conditions.    Tho   large   sums of  money   tH.it ii.tvc bumi appropriated for the   roads ..through  this  district   have   been   well placed  and used to tho best advantage.  The new grades up the Hamilton  hill  represent an  excellent  piece of work as do also the other  rdad improvements.     Authority  has been issued for the construction of a  new road leading from  the main Aspen Grove  road into  the district   surrounding J.   E.  Bates' place. Not alone will this  new thoroughfare provide better  communication with the mines in  that vicinity, but it will also give  to the local settlers a much shorter route to Merritt and Nicola,  reducing the distance by at least  ten miles.    To William  McNeill  is due most of the credit for securing this latest improvement  But the; premier job    *"*  permission to employ Asiatic  labor in the. construction of the  line through British Columbia.  The   company   claimed   that it  the Justice Gregory the jury  failed to agree and a new trial  has been ordered with s change  of  venue.    Vernon    has    been  ��� .. F���.J0.   tmjmea   mat it I chosen as  the   next trial "place  could not secure sufficient labor 2,nd tjle hearing has been set*fori  and that the agreement distinct-  lu^daynext-     , ,  ly stated that in this event the L tKmlnafLn^111^ ��"^ ^e,dandthe output will increase  government would allow   them ColumSlTSS  bein| ��thethird           ~  to use yellow labor.    After hear-1 time that the prisoners wfll feci  �� '      Walker and Chinley are  ' mur-  Ques-  ! Vanconver before returning in a  few days. Mr. Warren is well  satisfied with the progress that  is being made by the construe-  tLTfiS and,is Tfide,nt H'^^SE^^  fcdd ITZT*   f n    ^lWl11 be con8iderin* the matter the gov-! ^ar?ed T1?- havin* *X  la^by the end of Decenber.        ) ernment refused the application I neloveTon W��man a*'  Ten Miles of Steel to be Laid  ___^y_the End   of December  Construction  Work on Kettle Valley Being Rushed  to Early Completion  of all is ANOTHER NEW BUSINESS  H #  *            ovr^    ^-"-  c**i  10  ��� ---���_���_���� ��iw?r     **W___7AllJuua9  foiind in the new   road   leading L  '  from Nicola to Quilchena.    Wil- '  Reid Wai !���������������� Into the  liafr White,superintendent of the Grocery Trade  Kamloops -divisionT.. and   Dan     Fred. A; Reid, for some   time  . Sutherland,superintendent of the \accountantJn the employ of --G  Yale district-havVco-operated in B- AWstro^7"wijr^'jrito biis*  thij. undertaking inasmuch as the Iiness for   himselt ' -'i-'-   --  roa'd leads through the two con- month and will deal  ONE OF THE LATEST .VIEWS  OF NICOL'Al LAKE!4  HON. CARTER   COTTON .RETIRES  on the ground that it was inconsistent with its "policy* of con:  serving the province, to white  labor.     ., y  stituencies. ' The new thorough-  . fare was opened this week and  4 not only does it reflect credit on  the, men who were, responsible  for the construction,,but it provides for the people of this district one of the finest scenic  routes in the province  early   next    "almost exclusively in groceries.: "   .  Mr. Reid is erecting a build-1  I ing on Granite Ave. just west of show  I N.J. Barwick's harness    shop.  The structure will be. 42 feet by  22 feet,   two storeys in height  and with a good basement,  On  Sunday the members of  the local squadron   of  British  Columbia Horse will parade at  Hyland's hall fordivine service,  after which they will parade to  show   the   new    uniforms   and  equipment.    The line of; parade  will be to Lower Nicola and back  by way of Collettville and Middlesboro.   This route is selected  T    A.       v- - ,    Th* decision to engage in the so*to'"show thefla^'  Leading along the lake shore grocery business is evidence of "now tne flag.  from   Nicola  it   is as level as a Mr. Reid's faith and incidence D   ���   1      n ".i ,.��� '  billiard board and for the greater in the future of Merritt. Popular "HCK    DUlldingS  part is eicrhteen  f����P*. in   w;^+v,    with the masaaa  o��^  *���_����,_, .���         A _ ._ *'_      ��-���  billiard board and for the greater  part is eighteen feet in width. Iwith the masses and possessing  Of course it will require a winter's a11 the qualifications that goto  frost  and snow   and    a   little make for a successful business  man Mr. Reid will doubtless de-  velop a large patronage and will  make a success of his undertaking. He has had excejlent training   in  the past,   training that  trafficking to harden the roadbed  but next spring will find the road  one pf unparalled excellence.    In  the building there has been con-  j siderable rock work but it is assuredly a pleasure to the traveler  to drive along in the midst of-  scenjc wealth and surrounded by  all the comforts and conveniences  yof modern road building instead  of laboring over high and difficult hills not forgetting the Gilmore hill, and coming into contact with dangers that lurk in  the   treacheries   of  a highway  that was built in   the   days of  the pioneer when there were not  the same advantages.  The cost of this new thoroughfare will reach  about $8000 but  it is.mbney well spent and tourists will find it a joy to follow  its pleasant ways between Nicola  and Quilchena, the value of both  .places being   enhanced   in  the  ."matter of resort.    Hen. Thomas  Taylor,      Minister    of    Public  Works,   is   expected    up  from  Victoria about the 24th of the  month and it is proposed to give  him a banquet at the Quilchena  hotel to marjc the completion of  the ro^jl  President of Conndl  Leaves McBride  Cabinet for Private Reasons.  iLQ&pig. Mvpresduk'rdf private  business H6n."CarterC6tt6h-has  found it necessary to retire from,  the cabinet of Hon. Richard McBride and his successor, A'E.  McPhillips, has been sworn in as  President of the Couhcfl.    The  new member of the cabinet was  Attorney General" in .'the first'  Conservative administration   in  1903.     The bye-election ' in the  riding of Hon. W. R."Ross, K.C.,  the new Minister of Lands,  has  been fixed for October 22, nomi  5 per cent. The expenditure in  new properties is between $25 -  000,000 and $30,000,000. The  estimated output   for  the   next  ^^^C&ofr^l    *"*��*��  location  line of  per month. >dS ^e Kettle Valley railway-for the  J first thirty miles has been com-  J pleted and the stations have been  lapnointed. construction   work is  ���   ' .   rush i! f,-.,-   a���' .  s ff.y,:iiS  ��� hv different   er-us  ar.  cpable  , ol rushing it. The first ten miles  ;of steel will   be  laid  by the end  | of Decernbor, according to James  .Macdonnell,   h-sri  of   thi.-.-contracting firr... -  .   . ,  _  A siding will be  installed/at  the Sioux Smith ranch about^ten  miles up the   river   and : it will  likely be known as Sioux. City.  The first station of importance  will be that of Kingston,/ that  name having been finally selected by J. J. .Warren..' The station*  is situated on Del King's ranch  land Mr.   King's house '.will"' be  used as the depot.   ~      .���*���-_.'.-_:___  At the'end of the- looputhere  will be another station known as  Coldwater . Junction where ��the  local line will meet the* through  line from the boundary, to-the  coast via the Hope Pass.   Nicola  valley will have short connection  with the coast as. well asithe  boundary districts and incidentally a better marketfor. her coal  and-farm products.      7_. ^;.i--  3  FEDERAL HOUSE NOV. 17  The- federal" house   has  ,:;been   summoned "'.to -meet  November 17 according to a  'News-dispatch this afternoon.^   '        -  THE NEW MILL  ��� 7*'.<*--  VITCH GOES FREE  At the Kamloops assizes this  week Dan Vitch, charged with  the attempted seduction of a  young girl, was given his trial  and was acquitted." The jury  fobnd that the charge against  Construction Has Already Started on the  Big Property for Canford.    ';  Construction work on the, big  new saw mill to be erectedfor  the Nicola .Valley Pine Lumber  Co. at Canford ".has . already  started and the building. wilfbe  rushed as expeditiously as possible.   As announced in the "News  will stand him in good stead, and  m the days to come the business  house of F. A. Reid will assuredly be one to reckon with in  the development of the mercantile interests of this' growing  community. ���- ,  o _______________      .  NO ORIENTAL LABOR  The Grand Trunk Pacific rail-  way this week made application  to tfte Victoria government for  Assured to Merritt  Establishment of Brick Factory  Will Have Good l��fl.i��nre  ueen nxea tor October 22, nomi- Iouno- that the charge against as-announced m the TVews  nation taking place the previous Vltch couId n~t be substantiated some time asro the millwi11 have  day���' ?n evidence. Justice Gregory ore- a caPacitv of 40.000 feet per day.  a .-  :. PRESIDENT WARREN SATISFIED  .^J. J. Warren, president of the  ;Kett)e Valley railroad, went out  of the valley Wednesday morn-  ���2?��and Wil1 visit penticton and  Midway as well as Victoria  and  LOCAL GYPSUM WON  The gypsum display sent  from Nicola valley won first  place at Spokane this week.  The other ores frojn   this  valley formed part of the  Nelson  exhibit which carried off the general award.  Nicola valley sent a^collec-  tion of silver,   lead,   coal,  gold, asbestos and iron and  it;won the first honors .at  Nelson.     That this collec- ,  tion should be sent to Spokane as part of the Nelson  exhibit is a matter of much  comment locally.   The gypsum exhibit was furnished  by Robert Henderson, owner of the  big gypsum deposits in this vicinityi   ���  Next year's building operations  will be marked by the introduction of brick structures "on an  extensive scale.   This new order  of things will  be brought about  t5rou��h the establishment here  of  a    modern    brick   factory.  Messrs. Whipple & Fleming, the  progressive    contractors,     will  father the new industry and the  capacity will be-'in keeping with  the requirements of the market.  John Fleming, one of the firm,  who has been at the coast secur-  ing additional carpenters, is also  looking into the matter of purchasing the necessary plant and  the m^nufactoit will be ready  for the spring  business.     * 'The  clay supply around Merritt is all,  that couW   be  desired," stated'  Mr. Whipple.   ''In fact the quality is ihueh better than you will  find in most places and  there  seems to be an abundance of it,  STILL MORE SIDEWALKS  on evidence. Justice Gregory presided over the case  -THP riiuTA_i_>_._n_;_.^  ���.._.-vMn i wwAoaiatS"  The sidewalk on the south side.  of Quilchena Ave. has . been   ex, S*�����1 Important Cases Were up But  tended from the Diambnd  Valej * Session Was Short  store to  Charters   street   thus' " The Clinton assizes came to a  giving still greater convenience  to the general public. B. Bewley  is in charge of the work  rather abrupt assizes.  ; Though  the   Walker-Chinely  trial was the feature the trial of  Wasyl    Kozak,    charged   with  P^^'y wpuhding his wife with  an axe in their home at Lvtton,  U9e   R^., C^lj|Was interesting.    Accused was  tlaS   J5een 50ld| sentenced to six years imprisonment.    The grand jury could not  McCulloch Ranch  capacity , *..,,��_.����,.  A large dam is being constructed in the river so as to facilitate  the booming   of   logs and other  eonvenieneesare-being installed.-  The plant for the miil is now on  order.   A big camp of loggers is  being organized and will be sent  I into the timber limits of the company for work during the winter  months. It is estimated that fully  200 men will  be given employment and the camp will likely be  in charge of W. O'Connor, a Phil-  adelphian who has recently been  working   in    the   Stave   Lake  district.  >.  Whipple & Fleming, contractors,  [was down to the coast this week  securipg additional men for  carryiilgon their contract work.  Th3 firm now has eight carpenters on its staff, but this number  is being increased to fifteen.  STILL ANOTHER TRIAL  The famous Walker-Chinley  case must go to trial again. At  Clinton assizes last week before  Seattle Capitalist* Secured Well  Known Aspen Grove Place  The well known McCullough  ranch .situated in the Aspen  Grove district has been sold to a  party of Seattle capitalists. The  financial consideration is reported to be in the neighborhood of  $50,000. There are in all about  3000 acres of land.  George and , William McCullough have been residents of the  Aspen Grove district for - some  years.   They have largely devel  find a true bill against the two  Indians held for the alleged killing of John Barrack, the Lytton  storekeeper, and they were discharged. Gerry McBrand, whom  pleaded guilty to'theft was given  a term of twenty ^months  BRANCHING OUT  WORE MEN COMING mL    John Fleming of the firm of year^." They have largely devel-  rhipple & Fleming, contractors   ��P      their ho,din��s   and their  property was: rated fairly high  It is the purpose of the   new  owners to subdivide and place  the property on the market.  COPPER PRODUCTION INCREASES  The year, 1911 will, in the  opinion of many, be a test year  for copper. Several new producing agencies  will  enter' the  WILL CUT WIRES  0.    P.    R.    Roadmaster  George Munro has given instructions to the local officials to cut the government  telephone    wires   crossing  the:C. P. R. track on Voght  street unless they are removed.      The  government  crews   strung    the    wires  leading   from   Merritt    to  Middlesboro across the rail-  way .right of way without  1 obtaining permission and  the: result will likely be a  lot of red tape proceedings  before peace is secured.H  The     decision    of     Messrs.  Smith and Clarke toinstal a candy  making plant as well as a bakery  is evidence of the  growth and  expansion of this well j known  business.    Coming to MerrittV a  few months ago Smith &* Clarke  opened up   a  branch   of   their  Kamloops confectionery business  but trade developed to such an  extent under the  able management of H. G. Statham that new-  departments werefound necessary and in future thrf Merritt business will be on a "footing of its  own. The fact that T.  E. Clarke  one of the heads of the firm. 1\b  coming to Merritt to live tells of  the faith and confidence that the  promoters  have  found  in   the  future of this growing town.   '  The Douglas Lake Cattle Go.  as well as Jos. Guichon shit  J | cattle last Tuesday morning: ...  .-?__*��� �������'_���"���VIMS  .<_*__._. ���_.._  THE NICOLA' VALLEY NEWS  Friday.  October 14,  1910  ii .-���./���  Saturday Sunset Applauds  Merritt and Nk^la Vajley  Editor John P.  ' "It is a far cry from the cay use,  .the freight wagon or the old f our-  * horse stage which were the only  means   of   transportation      between Nicola and Spences Bridge  when I "'first saw  that famous  valley six years ago,   to a  daily  "Strain-with,all its  modern  trim-  '   mings.    The  difference     represents not only  the  quicker and  -���,rabre comfortable transportation  for ,.the:. individual  who travels  tiuVVralso means' the  vast difference'v. which     transportation  towqrks in a district of great nat-  ^j^urali'resqurses.      ���  \f.To-> 'The; wagon  road  with  four-  si'horse, stages, and big freighting  -' caravans is an improvement over  the pack  trail   and   the   cayuse  - and any kind of   a  ��� beats     freighting  McConnell Talks Interestingly of the Resource*  and Possibilities of This District.  is not levelled atthe train service  in a carping spirit. Itvis only  an indication of the wonderful  development that is taking place  in this valley of sunshine and  wealth.  "About a year ago I described  Merritt as a town of about 400  people two stores, two hotels, a  newspaper, a dance hall, various  other business places and no  churches. The description must  now be revised. A new newspaper has been established. It  is known as the Nicolia Valley  News and is the brightest and  most enterprising weekly paper  published in the Interior. It is  edited by S. N. Dancey who is  prominent in the Conservative  rail service party and is regarded as a very  wagons  and likely successor to Hon. Richard  stage coaches. Yet it is wonderful how quickly a community can  .become educated to  the  defects  of a railway  when  it  has  been  , forty years without any at all  ...and only three years with one.  \\< ./"The last time  I   visited   this  .valley there was a tri - weekly  -service    from, Spences  Bridge.  - It-was facetiously described as a  strain that came up one day and  iTtried to get back within a week.  is'SoVyou see.after only two years  ��� ..of 'a rail service  the  public had  already begun to appreciate it so  '.���much{that they wanted it im-  ; ��� proved. Then the C. P. R. put  ...on a daily service. The running  r.,time of .this train is three hours  sifor- 47.-1 miles. The running  citime of-the old stage coach was  ,-. about twelve hours. You were  -:,.chilled in  winter and boiled in  - ^summer.'  !..'������ "Today the folKsin here claim  that three hours is  altogether  too long forja 47 mile run.    Also  they"want   the. train   arranged  differently:   The outgoing train  takes many carloads of coal, cat-  -rtle*f h'dgs and -other products as  wellWhuman passengers.    And  the people object to the mixture  '���son't'wd grounds.    One is the associations and the  other is the  ''"time consumed.    They want the  v>Ci"T.-R.'to'put- on  a passenger  '���"train and' make the  time in  an  :hour and a half, or two hours at  * the' most,   which   they   say   is  -> plenty-- and cruth to tell, it looks  ���reasonable.    It is said that if the  'train crew were not employed so  "'long"in* switching   at    Spences  ' Bridge' there would be plenty of  'time for them to run  passenger  trains in and out and~fhe~freigK��  ' trains too. It would mean the  : employment of an  extra engine  and crew at Spences Bridge to  '��� do the switching.    This criticism  McBride when he gives up his  seat in Yale. Enquiry among  local politicians reveals a distinct antipathy ;to the proppsed  candidature of Hon. Carter-Cotton. "If he can't be. elected in  Richmond we don't want him  here," they say. ;"We want a  representative in the House ���who  knows this district and will take  an interest in it." There are  various aspirants, for- the nomination but Mr. Dancey with his  bright paper and his aggressiveness and personal popularity  would seem to have the advantage in the race for the nomination.  However, to get back to Merritt. Besides the new newspaper  Merritt's population within the  last year has increased to about  1200. Many new places pf business have been established and  many new blocks are going up.  A fine hotel has., been built and  two churches, one' complete and  the other nearly, so, have^ been  established while two more will  be built before the snow flies.  Dr. Tutill too has built and  equipped a modern ' hospital.  Two new coal mines are being  developed.  The Pacific Coast Collieries  composed of Minnesota: capitalists is opening property adjoining the Nicola Valley Coal and  Coke Company's lands. They  are meeting with good success  too. Above the Nicola Valley  Joseph Graham at the head of  what is^ known as the Coal Hill  Syndicate composed of Vancouver capitalists, has obtained  splendid results. ; Mr. Graham  witffsMftlT^ib^^^SiW^tuTuiiels  has developed three splendid  seams of coal aggregating 38  feet in thickness. These seams  are 125 feet above the highest  on the Nicola Valley and they  are separate and distinct from  those on the latter property. It  is known that three other good  seams exist on the property.  Incidentally Mr.   Graham conducts a small experimental farm  on the hill.     At an altitude of  2450 feet, 600 feet above Merritt,  Mr. Graham  has proven that it  it is possible to raise oats, potatoes, vegetables of all sorts and  to ripen  tomatoes in the open,  without   irrigation.     His   little  plot of about 10 acres is a revelation and by his enterprise Mr.  Graham  is   performing   an   invaluable service for the valley.  He tells me that when frost hit  the   lower levels none touched  his garden thus bearing out the  theory held  by many that the  bench lands of the Nicola valley  will be less  susceptible to frost  than the bottoms when they are  brought under cultivation.  The Diamond Vale Company  are also preparing to ship coal in  large   tonnage    and   expect   to  greatly increase their staff   of  men in a short time.     The pioneer company, the Nicola valley  "Coal and Coke   Company,   has  made wonderful strides in the  past year and of course easily  maintains   its   position   as   the  premier producer of the Valley,  shipping a daily average of 600  tons which could  be greatly increased if cars were available.  The company now has miles of  underground workings with hundreds of thousands of tons of  coal blocked out.     A   splendid  new compressor plant of Canadian build has  been installed in  the last year and new buildings  and equipment are in��evidence  on every hand.     This company  has   adopted   the   conservative  policy of   fully   developing   its  property before paying dividends  but the dividend period is not far  off now judging by the appearance of everything at the mines.  The completion  of the Kettle  Valley Railway will give all the  mines access  to the smelters of  the Boundary and as the coal is  of first rate coking quality a very  large   and   important   industry  will be developed in the Valley.  A smelter too is one of the possibilities of the future for there  are great bodies of copper ore at  Aspen Grove andTenmile within  easy access, besides a considerable body of hog iron near Nicola  Lake.  Merritt of course is feeling the  effect of the construction of the  Kettle Valley Railway, work on  which has now commenced in  earnest. Macdonnel & Gzowski  who have the contract in chief  forwhat- is-already- iet,-about  thirty miles, have sublet most of  it and men and equipment are  being rushed onto the ground.  Work up the Coldwater can be  carried .o_n continuouslv^tlifbugK  out "tho wintoi  Tlu  r._t-.   -yi_jr���Jir_.__.f~  o _uinoii!>co-  Irient was made ^,l?y president  Warren.recently that, the -Kettle  Valley line was to be extended  to Hope. Ah hough it is offic ally  denied that the V. V. & E. is to  be built,down the Coldwater to  Merritt almost immediately it is  well known locally that a survey  party is working on the line now.  It is also announced 'that, the  V. V. & E. will take the rotate  up July Creek across to the head  of Boston Bar Greek; arid down  that creek tq.,the^.Gp.quahalla.and  thence to Hope;. y-\ This is^the  route which was^published- in  the Saturday Sunset--: after I had  made a trip from -Hope to Del  King's ranch on the .Coldwater  on foot in '.the. summer of 1909;  It is interesting in this connection to recall the pre-election  speeches of Premier- McBride  and Charles Wilson K. C, in  this valley, and elsewhere:.:; Thfe'.  premier was quiteXjpqsitive. the*  Hope Mountain < route/was1; a toboggan slide,' thay.-;M!EVckerizie-&  Mann would. never*;'useV-itjJthat  Continued on Page .Threes J,".'" _., -*  erri  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.  Ltf;,^-a.-___3.-,i.-jrca.-_M  PHONE 24  N icola Va I ley Tra nsfer  Company  r,\:<-  ." Water. Notice >    ^  Notice  is  hereby given':>thatan-ap  plication will be~made���undef'Pari "VVof  the "Water A��t;/1909;-V-:to^obtain a  TRUCKING    AND    DRAYING   A    SPECIALTY  .... DEALER   IN ... .  >Lumber, Lath, Lime, Cement, Hay, Grain and Feed  GEORGE RICHES  Granite Avenue  MERRITT, B. C.  of  the  applicant  Charles   M. , Winny,-  Middlesboro, Engineer. .      -*..."'.-  b. The name of the lake, stream or  source [if unnamed, the description is],  Jesse Creek.   , I. ���    ���,,       .''    ���'".'-  c. The point of diYfersion.'about-, the  centre of Lot 1900.    '*&���#��.,       ���.'..*->,  d. The quantity of water applied for  [in cubic feet per second'.].-..One. .- f'x  e. The character'of-'.thei proposed  works.    Ditch or flume.j".jf-'':: i-v^'*  <  f. The premises.on^which" the" -water  is to be used .[describe,some.]-.My preemption No. 9*1 a'nd-L.ot'1900."'   '"      -  g. The oufposes for "which the water  is to be u^ed.    Irrigation and domestic.  h. -If for irrigation describe the land  iutended to be ungated, giving a. re-  age. Part of pre-emption No. '-'^1 and  part of Lot 1900, about 80 acres. .  j. Area of Crowrr land intended to  be occupied by the proposed: works.  None. '        - '  k This notice was posted on'the 7th  day of October, 191 -. a..d application  will be made to t_.e Commissioner on  the 7th day* of -November, 1910.  1. Give the names and. addresses of  any riparian proprietors, or licensees  who or whose _Iat>ds are likely to be  affected by the, proposed works, either  above or below thd outlet. None.  'C. M. WINNY.  . ..-..Merritt. B. C.  ouse!  Trucking  and Draying  It matters not whatclfiss of  hauling' it is I can give you  the best of ' service" 'and  prices will suit you.  Stables:    Coutlee Avenue  -���> Merritt, B. C. '���''     '  Orders Promptly Executed.  You can hardly anticipate the wondei fully 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.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, .C.  .The choicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand.  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  MENZIES' HALL  MERRITT, B. C.  ���MS  ONE MERRY WEEK  ,'*<<  MISS. FLORENCE PRINGLE  -..'....'��� ��-   j \  Starting Monday Oct 17  -'.-:'' ���    ������'���"'���.      ��� '���'.'���   ''-"   ''���''     ������'������-'������������'.. . ,. ,  s , .  Opening Play the Four-Act Comedy Drama  " MY  SWE ET H EAR T "  Change of Play Nightly.    Seats on Sale at Gemmill and Rankin's Drug Store.  Reserved Seats 75c.       General Admission 5Qc.      Children 25c.  MR. GERALD CLUTE  I  '!���   . r. RlbkY;';'- October 14; 191 p  THE NICOLA VALLEY * NEWS  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 furn-  : ace fuel.  '77 lump '"���.'.  pomestic  is the finest household  coal to be had and it is  delivered in Merritt for  $10.00 per 2  Ton  Lots  Cash with order.    Prompt delive  Joseph Graham  Manager.  P. .O. Box   17. Merritt, B. C.  Saturday Sunset Applauds  Merritt and Nicola Valley  THE APPLE SHOW  Continued from Page Three.  Jim Hill was hesitating- because  of its tremendous difficulties. Mr.  Wilson said he had been in the  country for forty years and he  described the Hope route as a  glacier, a ,'real icy toboggan  slide. Yet a year has not passed  and the announcement is made  that the Kettle Valley line itself  B.C. Horticultural Estates, Ltd.,  backed by Crosse & Blackwell,  and Bass,��� "pickl's and ale"  the combination is locally dubbed  ���has bought up tracts of-land  in the valley estimated to' contain in the neighboi'hobd of  7,000 acres including th" ranches  of John N. Moore at the head of  Promises   to be One of  Events in  History of  Horticulture  the Greatest  Provincial  When in North Bend stop at  C.P.R. 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  Globe Hotel  vV  LYTTON, B. C.  Qne of the oldest and  best hostel ries in the  district. Good accommodation in all depart-  partments.  A. F.   HAUTIER,   - -  Prop.  .      LYTTON, B. C.  McVittie & Cokely  Dominion and Provincial  and Surveyors  Irrigation  Work  a  Specialty.  Office over Bank of Montreal.  Merritt, B.C.  A. W. McVITTIE  D.L.S..' B.C.I_.fl.  L. S. COKELY  D.L.S.. B.C.LB.  WHEN  your think of  Insurance  I you think of  HUTCH  An acre and a half on Quilchena Ave.  Eajsy," Terms.  The  John Hutchison  Company.  "Where it Pays to Deal"  MERRITT, B.C.  is to be built over it and the V. j the lake, and those of Joseph  V. & E. is also preparing to com-1 Collett. Mrs. Palmer and A.  pete for its share of the coal! Scott and others, with E. Wilk-  trade from the Nicola Valley tojinson in charge. This is the  Vancouver.    My contention that!same company which is carrying  the Hope mountain route is feas- j on  a  big   work  at  Walaachin.  ible is  now  being  corroborated (Work has been going on for some  by railway   builders  in   spite of  the fact that politicians and their  slavish satellites in the coast and  Similkameen press poohpoohed it  with parrot-like i-eiteration.  The   time is not   far   distant  when the wisdom of  the policy  advocated by the  Liberal  party  in   the   last   elections   that  the  Hope mountain  route should be  built ,by   the  government    and  leased to all other roads wanting  to use it, will be admitted.   That  link would be for-all time a controlling lever on freight rates on  every line running east and west  throughout British Columbia and  being used by several railways it  could be  built better than  any  one road could afford, to make it.  Supported by three or four roads  the eight mile  tunnel  from  the  Tulameen    to   the    Coquahalla  would be an easy possibility. But  unfortunately the value of  this  route would not be admitted by  the     government    because   the  scheme did  not suit  Mackenzie  & Mann  and   the  public never  had a chance to fully consider it.  Mackenzie & Mann have already found trouble for themselves in the.. Thompson and the  Fraser canyons and are begging  the Railway Commission to give  them running rights over certain  sections of the C. P. R. on the  ground that it is impossible to  build a line with a feasible grade  through those canyons. This is  precisely the contention that was  raised against their route by the  Liberal party but the government  railway-expert-politician assured  the province that Mackenzie &  Mann would not only build the  line more cheaply than the C. P.  R., but they would have a better  grade. Now the Canadian  Northern wants to use the C.  P. R. tracks because they say  they.cannot hew a roadbed out  of the cliffs on the other side of  the canyon.  . _The best thing the government,  can do is to adopt the Hope  mountain plank  of the  Liberal  time on the Moore property the  preliminary steps having been a  careful survey of the land for  irrigati-n purposes which was  made last year. The company is  now plowing 3,000 acres of that  land with motor plows. This  work will proceed until the  ground is frozen too hard for  plowing. If, as sometimes happens in this valley, the land does  not freeze up I he work will proceed all winter.  After the land has been broken  and the ditches for distributing  the water have been constructed  it will be planted with suitable  fruit trees. Then it will be subdivided and put on the market.  This is the most attractive settlement sch-me that could be  devised. The intending settler  goes onto a productive property  which is ready to yield a livelihood and in the end a competence. It is true he pays the  company a profit on all its improvements but it is doubtful if  even at that \>e will pay more  than it would cost him to make  them himself. It is a certainty  that unless irrigation and clearing are undertaken on a large  scale with ample capital behind  the scheme, no individual aspirant for the ownership of a small  fruit plot could ever undertake  it successfully.as an individual."  ���Saturday Sunset, Oct. 8, 1910.  REPUBLIC IS   ESTABLISHED  Portugal   Permanently    Freed    From  Monarchy and Launches Out  party, build the big tunnel, and  the line from Otter Flat to Hope,  lease it to the V. V. & E. and the  C. N. R. and divert the latter  line south f romKamloops through  a country that will produce something instead of through the picturesque but non-producing cliffs  of the mighty Fraser canyon.  Agriculturally Nicola valley is  making good progress of a substantial if not spectacular nature.  Land prices are steady and increasing but many of the big  holdings are being sold to companies who are preparing them  for fruit culture to be later on  subdivided and put on the market. When this has been done  the rural population will be increased a hundred fold. A family oi'five can, be supported on a  ten acre tract of fruit land whereas under the present system the  lane hardly averages a family to  a thousand acres. Great stretches  of land are used for cattle  ranges and raising hay for winter  feed. A few cowboys and a few  farm hands for putting up hay  populate the great lonely ranges  which in time will be brought  under the plow and the irrigation ditch and support more people on a hundred acres than now  live on a thousand.  A big company known as the  That Portugal is permanently  freed from monarchy is now assured for the new republic has  been recognized in every court.  The masses of people have sworn  allegience to the Republican administration and even the most  ardent royalists have been fully  reconciled and  have  camly   ac-  The Canadian National'Apple  Show which opens in Vancouver  on October 31 st promises to be  one of the greatest of its kind  in the history of the province  and of the great west.  Maxwell Smith, the indefatigable manager, has spared no  effort to ensure the success of  the show and he has worked  hard and long. That all Canada  is interested in the show is evident by the many exhibits that  will come from remote points.  The spacious horse show buildings has been secured and the  interior will be converted into  a vertable apple orchard. Apples  big and small and of almost  every hue under the sun will be  there and of the   plate   exhibits  alone it is  estimated that  there  will .be at least 99,000 apples.  The railroads have provided  special rates and no stone has  been left unturned to place every  comfort and convenience at the  disposal of the public. The  people of British Columbia will  seethe fruit of their province  pitted against the fruits of other  provinces. Nicola valley will  have its exhibit, arid a nice attractive exeibit it will be.  Let Us Supply You  With Bread  ���na_j___ _______��  We are installing an uprto-date bakery and will be in a position  to supply you with the best quality of bread.  We will have a  delivery   wagon  orders can be given at the house.  on   the route every day and  We sell tickets good for fourteen loaves of bresd for $1.00.  SMITH & CLARKE  Bakers and Confectioners  Quilchena Ave. Merritt, B. C.  Land Act  Kamloops Division  of Yale Land District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Harold W. Ebbs  Canavan, of Victoria, B. C, occupation Civil Engineer.'intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  S. W. corner of Lot 354; thence running northerly 40 chains; thence Westerly 20 chains; thence Southerly 40  chains; thence Easterly 20 chains, to  initial post, and containing 80 acres,  more or less.  Harold W. Ebbs Canavan,  PerH. B. Hicks, Agent.  Date September 8th, 1910. 34-43  FOR SALE  One registered Jersey Bull "Merry  Maidens Duke II", born February 10th,  1906; sire, "Merry Maidens Duke";  grand sires, "Merry Maidens Third  Son," which took first prize at St.  Louis fair and "Gerties Stoke Pogis."  Dam, "Gerties Lily" with a record of  7114 pounds of milk in 12 months at 2  years old; Grand dams, "Prize Mays  Duchess II." with a record of 7274  pounds of milk in 150 days and "Diplomas Lily" with a record of 6641 pounds  of milk in 10 months. "'  cepfecl conditions. King Manuel  says he will not endeaver to regain the throne but will live  quietly in England.  The little nation is happy and  contented and corespondence re-  peports that even in Lisbon one  would hardly know that there  had been a bloody conflict because of the brightness and activity of the town folk. The  number killed in the revolution  will not exdeed   seven hundred.  The new government has published its new manifesto and a  review of its inaugural programe  is interesting.    It is as   follows:  First��� The development of  public instruction and national  defences on land and sea.  Second��� Administration decentralization.   .  Third��� Colonial autonomy.  Fourth���To guarantee fundamental liberty by judical power.  Fifth���Expulsion of monks  and nuns.  Sixth��� Obligatory civic registration.  Seventh��� Development of lay  instruction.  Eighth��� Separation of church  and state.  Ninth��� The strengthening of  the credit  and   finance of   the  country.   ,���0.   Duncan Gillis holds the Canadian amateur record for putting  the 56 pound shot.  One registered Jersey Bull "Saturn"  born   February 27,   1910; sire, "Silver  Dawn" of "Saturna" and dam, "Lady  Betty of Saturna."  __For_further_pai_ticulars_apply to   2|The Beauty Spot of British Columbia  HOPE  Picturesquely situated along the banks of the Fraser River and  a history as romantic as the place is beautiful.  Coiquahalla Hotel  We can offer you scenic beauty, comfort and pleasure���what  more do you want.    Good hunting and fishing.    Future railroad centre."  Fred. Parnaby, Proprietor  Coiquahalla Hotel Hope, B. C.  J  Star Restaurant  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  When you're off color���a little bit sick yet not sick enougix  to call the doctor���you want a SURE and SAFE family-  medicine���A MEDICINE THAT YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY  RELY ON.   That's why we are advertising this trademark.  .CKft��6  SSSoeiJ��"  Look for the dandelion-colored wrappers and the name Nyal'a. The formula'of  Nyal'* Family Remediea are all exceptionally good���very similar to what your owa  doctor would prescribe. There's a special Nyal Ramedy for most "ordinary, everyday ailments which we know to be effective.  We strongly recommend Nyal'a Family Remediea because we know what's in them  ���your doctor can know and you may know too.  Manager, Quinshai'den Ranch.  Dot, B.C.  Anything  you   ouy  with the name  will  give  entire  you  *��gE^*        satisfaction.  NATIONAL  APPLE SHOW  -TO-  NOV. 5  HORSE SHOW BLDG.  VANCOUVER, B. G.  Special rates have been  arranged on all C. P. R.  trains and extra accommodation will be provided.  For rates and other information  apply to  G. M. THOM  Agent - Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  C. B. FOSTER  A. G. P. A.       Vancouver, B.C..  2418  Sold and guaranteed by  Gemmill & Rankine Merritt. B. C.  The B.andB.  Automobile Co.  SHOW ROOMS  New Masonic Temple Bldgv  Cor.  Georgia and Seymour Sts.  Vancouver, B. C.  P. O. Box 367.  The  REO  The  FORD  The  WHITE  BOARD AND ROOM  First-class board and room  can be had. at the Diamond  Vale Boarding House  MRS. BULLOCK, Proprietoress  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 satisfaction '  It matters not whether it is ���  in large contract work or small. ���,  JACK SCREWS FOR RENT.  WHIPPLE & FLEMING  CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS  MERRITT, B.C. r. J   ��-   ��* .-.��*_*��    �����*,_ ��� ��.��**_.   ��^_v_,^ * .��_*, . ��k # _5S��.J5L  jaft.-a..  THE NICOLA VALLEY. NEWS  Friday, October. 14, il'lti  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance.  Six months $1.00  EDITOR  S. N. DANCEY  One dollar per inch per month tar rcgrulu ad-.  9ert_s_-T_r. ' Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  _  Classified   advertising   10 words for   25   cents  extra words 2 cents.  .   Special rates   furnished   for Innrc cuiur.u.r advertising.  '/ Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt. B.C  Phone 25.  TAFT AND ROOSEVELT.  It is really amusing to take up  some of the American exchanges  and   to  note    the    variance   of  of opinion with which *he movements of Theodore Roosevelt are  ���Warded.      The   Toledo   Blade  ; (Rep.) and the New  York Outlook together with other journals  ��� are firm   in    their  belief   that  /Roosevelt will  not seek election  -:as president in   1912.     On  the  '.other hand we have the opinions  .of such papers as Cottier's Weekly, the Pittsburg Sun (Ind.) and  ..others and they are to the effect  ithat Mr.   Taft has injured  his  ���chances for re-nomination. Some  ���are inclined to treat the  utterances and  conduct of Roosevelt  ..with indifference  and  it is very  much  as  the  New  York   Time  (Ind.   Dem.)   says,    "time   will  work    with  the    president and  against Mr.    Roosevelt."     The  New   York  Evening  Post says  ���that, "if Mr. Taft's friends want  .him to "'run  again he will do so  ;and;Mr.   Roosevelt cannot present his  romination.    Taft will  ' abide <by the will of the people.''  I    The Boston  Transcript (Rep.)  .places the records of Roosevelt  'and Taft together and shows a  .big margin in-favor of Mr. Taft.  -lAndthusit is  that the various  'political journals are divided and  ��� in the* meantime Roosevelt is the  "big'noise'' ail through the land.  'Some;go as far' as to  say  that  "the people  will tire  of Roosevelt,-that no . man can  hold the  public for two years, and that he  has. started  too   early and  his  voice is pitched too high."-  ,. But   whatever   the   outcome  may be it is really of no serious  concern, to Canadians.   We have  our own batttes to fight and we  can ill.afford to  stay ' the wheels  of progress in our own land to  watch  developments across the  border. Reciprocity with Canada  seems to be the aim with  more  than one   American leader, but  let us tell them once and for all  that just as long as the people of  Canada have .voice and power to  -exercise^their���rights���that-reci-  procity will never come.   Canada  is a protection country and must  remain so for the sake of her industries and for the sake of the  happiness and prosperity that the  protective system has brought to  us.  had trie  Laurier  to those  time limit and that the'Contractors stood to lose considerable  money. The sequel was the  application.  That the application  moral support of, the  government is evident  who have studied closely the details surrounding the scheme.  But Mr. McBride and his government were true to their pledges  and the result is that the Grand  Trunk Pacific must employ nothing but white labor.  There are two sides to every  question and it may be interesting to some to understand and  know the reason for the indisposition of the white laborers to  enter the employ of the Grand  Trunk Pacific. The company  has made conditions so unpleasant for white laborers and have  so manipulated the scheme that  white men are practically forced  from their employ. The reason  is obvious for the company hoped  to force the hand of the provincial government. But they  have failed utterly and sooner or  later the Grand Trunk must  know the truth as other men  know it that with air treatment  they will find a surplus of white  labor.  One evidence of the unfair  treatment is found at Edmonton  where men who have left the  employ are forced to wait for  several weeks for their pay.  These men can ill afford to sacrifice their time and means to  meet the convenience of the railway company and ..the,result has  been several cases in the police  court in which the company was  worsted. Other railroad contractors can find all the white  men they require and there is  no reason why the Grand Trunk  Pacific cannot do. the same.  WHERE FOLLY DISCOUNTS REASON  ASIATIC LABOR.  The.refusal of the provincial  government to entertain the application of- the Grand Trunk  Pacific Railway for permission to  employ Asiatic labor on the construction of the line through  British Columbia will meet with  general satisfaction throughout  the province. It, is in keeping  with,the .policy of the government to conserve'..the province to  the white labor.  It is interesting to follow the  course "'-of events and note the  peculiar channels through which  the Grand Trunk Pacific promotes its scheme to secure cheap  Oriental labor. The Winnipeg  Free Press, the western organ  of the.-?ederel government, published a story to the effect that  the scarcity of white labor was  seriously interfering with the  building of the line. The paper  went on to say that unless the  British Columbia government  would permit the employment of  Asiatic'labor that the line would  not be completed    within    the  For an example of pure, unadulterated bigotry we are giving to  our readers the text of a letter  which was x'eceivedby the editor  of this paper from a Vancouver  man.  After quoting a dispatch in a  Vancouver paper  to the  effect  that there would' be  a bye-election in Yale early  in December  the correspondent continues:  "When it is made clear to  the people of Yale  that the  McBride    government   has  been returned to power three  times   and that it permits  every voter in Vancouver to  have five votes whilst every  voter in  Yale  has  only one  vote, surely the Conservative  candidate   will    be   snowed  under. Will the men of Yale  , rise to the occasion and prove  to the whole world that they  ���aremenr'-' = == ���  There is just about as much  logic in that argument as there  was in the argument of an Edmonton man .who held that the  price of wheat should be reduced  because the American fishermen  were allowed to poach in Canadian waters. The writer of this  rather interesting letter was J.  N. Muir and he sent his letter in  circular form. Mr. Muir must  remember that the five vote  scheme in Vancouver exists because there are five men to elect.  If Yale required two representatives he could rest assured that  the electors of Yale would have  two votes.  We certainly 'do appreciate  good honest criticism but for  narrowmindedness and absolute  ignorance Mr. Muir's contribution must assuredly be given  first place. It would be more to  his advantage if he would devote  the time consumed in the preparation of such ridiculous statements to a study of political conditions in British Columbia.  CABINET CHANGES  The McBride cabinet has been  reorganized and the changes will  assuredly work out for the good  of the government. Hon. Carter  Cotton has retired from the office  of President of the Council and  is succeeded by A. E. McPhillips  whose long parlimentary experience as well as his executive  ability should fully equip him for  the new office. The retirement  of Mr. Carier Cotton marks the  removal of one of the oldest and  best known members of the government. The inclusion of W. R.  Ross, K. C. of Fernie, as Minister of Lands shows good tact and  judgment. Mr. Ross will bring  to the performance of his duties  the necessary ability and tack.  No better selection of a portfolio could have been made for  him and those who know him are  confident that he will be a gratifying success. Popular throughout the province for he is widly  known, Mr Ross will be surrounded by a host of well wishers.  Hon Price Ellison's elevation to  the portfolio of finance and agriculture is well timed. A practical farmer himself he is well  suited to the work of the department of agriculture and his long  careful business training well fits  him for the chair of finance.  Taken all in all the cabinet  changes are commendable and  should create a new source of  stre ngth for the McBride government.  to appreciate the rights of the  people and shows a distinct feeling of friendliness towards those  institutions that promote freedom and happiness. King  Manuel in a message to the people said that his withdrawal  must not be accepted as.an abdication but from the present appearances it loooks as though  the republic has come to stay  and that the Portuguese will  abide by the will of the latest  government. The segregation  of the church and state is commendable but the government  must be careful in its methods  lest it abuses the religious freedom of its people. Time will  right many wrongs and if Portugal is happier and more cenlent-  ed under the state of republic  then let us all join in wishing  God speed to that new- republic  and its leaders.  hand to another and for that  reason these "official denials"  are as plentiful as flies in summer time.  When a man wants a good  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.  . E. Johnston  Voght St. MERRITT, B.C.  Brown's Old Stand.  It begins to look as though the  new republic is fully established  in Portugal. "The new regime is  firm and exacting  but it seems  The press and public place" lit-1  tie or no faith in the official j  denials that are being handed  out from time to time from the  offices of the various railway  companies. Only recently the  officials of the V. V. & E. contradicted the statement of the  Nicola Valley News to the effect  that the V. V. & E. engineers  were working along the Cold-  water river and it is generally  known locally that such is the  case. But after all the railroad  game is largely one of bluff. One  company    must   not  betray  its  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  righ t.  Agent for Mendelsolm and  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola ��� Merritt  Quilchena  Hotel  Quilchena, B. C.  One,of the finest hotels in the upper  country. Excellent accomodation for  travellers and tourists. Hot and cold  water baths.    Best of wines and liquors.  Terms $2.00 a day apd upwards.  Jos. Guichon  *  Proprietor  Automobiles  VANCOUVER AUTOMOBILE AND  CYCLE CO., LIMITED  Garage and Salesrooms--  * -"���_**���  632-636 Seymour   Street,  Vancouver  "Cadillac"   "Oldsmobile" "Oakland"  Touring  and Runabnut Mode Is  "Rapid." Commercial Trucks.  Demonstrations Arranged.  NICOLA VALLEY INVESTMENT & LAND  CO., LIMITED  Offices Corner Quilchena and Voght Streets.  Farm Lands and Town Property.  Essasaa ffiffisaEHBSHSHsnsEBB  i^EBJ__E_E2S_3S fi_BKj_l  MERRITT HOMESITES  AND BUSINESS PROPERTY  The future of Merritt as a Commercial, Industrial and  Mining centre is now assured  The Kettle Valley Railway will he Built  at an Early Date  Acre and half acre blocks at Merritt at today's prices  will prove profitable buying. Only a limited number  to sell.    Prices and full particulars from:  The Diamond Vale   Supply Co,, Lt^L  Merritt, B. C.  J. P. BOYD     -    -     Manager.  Act now���profit  accordingly  rcwm.ray.��nr^^  I  A i: iyi  FfiibAYr Octpbe^ 14, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  'Gemmill & Rankine Have It'  ��� ���'������'���' Hind's Honey and Almond Cream 7.... .50c  Nyal'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 promptly filled.  Gemmill & Rankine  Druggists.  'Agent for Mason & Risch Piano. . MERRITT,  B.C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  , Pat Spratt visited at his home  in Kamloops for a couple of days  this; week.  to Vancouver and Seattle where  he will purchase additional plant  for the laundry. The new building will be ready for occupancy  by November 15.   o   W. E. Mclntyre has fitted out  the house adjoining the Cold-  water hotel as an annex and like  the hotel it is filled to its capacity  every night.  A train on the Michigan Central from St. Thomas to Windsor  made the record breaking speed  of 98 miles an hour.  Sir William Van Home has resigned from the chairmanship of  the C. P. R. board but will continue as director. Sir Thomas  Shaugnessy was again chosen as  president. Irrigation work east  of Calgary was approved at a  cost of over eight million dollars.  The new Bank of Montreal residence is beginning to assume  definet.form. The frame is pretty well up and in a few days  time the contractors will be in  a position to undertake the interior fittings. The foundation  of the new Armstrong block is  completed and the carpenters  are now rnshing their end of the  contract.  Dr. KeiT is  back  from  Mid-  George Bent went down to  Vancouver Tuesday morning and  will be back by the week end.  Miss Zella Palmer is down  from the ranch for a visit with  her sister, Mrs. H.  E.   Forsyth.  . T. E, Clarke returned to Kamloops >by Monday morning's train  but will be back in Merritt in a  few days.  Some of the lacrosse leaders of  Vancouver as well as the manager of the Nationals were ban-  quetted at the Vancouver hotel  last Friday night.  Anglican church services Sunday, Oct. 16: Quilchena 2:30 p.m.  Nicola7:30 p.m. Rev. J. Thompson, Vicar.  Louis Bean, late of Chase, and  who has been in Merritt several  times during the past few weeks  is now at the coast but will re-  turn and go into business lr catty.  way and Calgary,  everything is  in  the Midway  end  struction  of the  He says that  good  shap? at  and  that con-  Kettle Valley  Mrs. G. E. Hygh with Miss  Mildred Hygh and accompanied  by William Hygh leit Tuesday  morning for Nanaimo. Mr?.  Hygh will return to Merritt early  next spring when she proposes  to locate here again. The best  wishes of her many friends will  follow her to her new temporary  home on the island.  railway from  rushed.  that point will be  --o-  It is just so much handier lo  have your cheques numbered and  this work can- be done at the  News job room and it-, will not  cost much either.  ;' Norman and Harry Woodward  'pf Lower Nicola spent Sunday  .with their sister, Mrs. W. E.  Dodd, at Nicola.  ;  O =   * Tlje improvements and repairs  {for the Howse car arrrived Saturday night and the machine is  again in operation.  i  o ���  ;'   Rev. James Thompson is teaching school at Shulus and will  remain/in charge until a permanent  "'.teacher is secured.  j> A. _ E.. Howse went down to  {Vancouver last Saturday morning on a business trip and will  return to Nicola tomorrow.  *-, -        : ���     ��� o   ; Presbyterian church services  for Sunday, Oct. 16th: Nicola  11 a. m., Lower Nicola 3 p. m.  Nicola 7:30 p. m. Rev. W. J.  ���Kidd, Pastor.  Mr. and Mrs. E. Wilkinson  came down from their home at  the head of Nicola lake Tuesday  morning and left by the C. P. R.  for Ashcroft on a few days'  visit.   o   Angus Macdonald commenced  the excavation this week for his  new building to be erected on  Quilchena Ave. opposite Coutlees  livery stable. The building will  be 45 feet by 70 feet and two  storeys high.   o  .  Smith & Clarke will have their  bakery ready in a few days a  special building being erected at  the rear end of the Eastwood  block. The candy manufactory  will be housed in the same building.  William Mclntyre, the popular  proprietor of the Coldwater hotel  was receiving the congratulations and felicitations of his  many friends on Monday, the  occasion being the anniversary  of his natal day.  u  William Gilmore went back  Vancouver after several days in  the valley. Mr. Gilmore owns  land in the Mamett Lake district  as well as in Canford. He. likes  the looks of Merritt and is en-  volving a plan for the erection of  a large compartment house.  Mr. and Mrs. George F. Ransom entertained a number of  friends at dinner Monday evening, it being the occasion of the  sixteenth anniversary of- then-  wedding day. A pleasant evening was spent in the mi dst of a  hospitality that only capable host  and hostess could provide. The  happy nature of the event was  not overlooked for many were  the expressions of congratulations and good wishes.  Established   1817. Head Office:    Montreal  PAID UP CAPITAL $14,400,000. REST $12,000,000  President and General Manager.  Sir Kdwnrd ClouMoii,  Hurt.  Branches in all the principal cities and towns in Canada,',  also in London, Eng., New York, Chicago and Spokane. '���'  Savings Bank Department  (Inleipst allowed at current rates.)  BRANCHES IN NICOLA 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  Mrs. Pooley went out by Tuesday*; morning's train and will  'spend a month at the coast, principally at Victoria. Dr. G. H.  Tutill, who was over at Kamloops giving evidence in the Vitch  base, will, go through to the  coast for a few days.  With on additional table installed and other improvements  carried out thc billiard and pool  parlor now under t he manag-  ment of Fred. McCarthy presents  a much better appearance There  are now three tables and with  the fall and winter nights coming on this popular resort should  be well patronized.  L. S. Cokely has returned  from Chase, where he has been  engaged in survey work for the  Baumann Lumber Co. He was  accompanied by M. Brotherton  who with his wife leaves in a  few days for Victoria where they  will reside. Mr. Brotherton will  be located in the Victoria office  of A. W. McVittie.  Mrs. Pomfray went over to  Kamloops on Tuesday where she  will undergo an operation for  appendicitis. She is a patient at  the Royal Inland hospital. Miss  Sayers. of North Bend, niece of  Mrs. Pomfray, who has been  visiting here for several days accompanied her aunt to Spence's  Bridge and returned to her home.  L. G. Thomas   of   the   Nicola  Valley steam laundry went down  Mrs. John Collett with her  brother, Louis Lobsinger, returned Tuesday night from the east  where they have spent the past  few weeks. Amongst other  places they visited the old home  at Walkerton, Ont. It is Mr.  Lobsinger's plan to live in Merritt.  In publishing the names of  those ladies who were associated  with the recent bazaar under the  auspices of the St. John's Guild,  Nicola, several were unfortunately overlooked, amongst them being Mrs. Meiville, Miss Laura  Carrington, Mrs. Kirby, Miss  Erskine and Mrs. Strickland.  These ladles worked hard with  the others and share in common  the splendid success that attended the enterprise.   o   A. H. Owens, better known as  "Dad" Owens, has returned to  his home in Nicola after an absence of several months. He  has been visiting with relatives  at Bedford, Taylor County,Iowa.  ' 'It certainly feels fine to get  home and you bet I won't.leave  again in a hurry. There's no  place like Nicola." This is what  he told a number of friends who  gathered around to greet, him  and the ring of sincerity in his  voice told that he meant every  word of it.   o-   - The Thanksgiving services in  connection with St. Michael's  church on Sunday last were well  attended. In the morning Rev.  James Thompson, of Nicola, delivered the sermon and afterwards celebrated Holy Communion. The congregation was  large and appreciative. In the  evening the rector, Rev. Thomas  Walker, spoke to a big gathering. The collections during the  day were in aid of the fund to  build a rectory and the results  were gratifying.  Repairs Guaranteed.        Watchmaker and Jeweler  smmHamRm  THE FINEST HOSTELRY EN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. McIntyre, prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  You  Need  a   Winter   Stiit  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, Quilhcrp. _*-\c:;      ���-'  Two doors west of the new Coldwater Hotel. '        '-.  GLEANING AND PRESSING A SPECIALTY  GIVE ME A TRIAL AND IT      ILL PAY YOU  C. STEPHENSON, Merchant Tailor  MERRITT, B. C.  Watch for the Christmas Number  of The Nicola Valley News  It will be the finest publication ever issued in  the upper country. Profuse in illustration, replete in fact and story, it will depict the life  and industry of the people of Merritt and the  Nicola valley as a whole. It will be valuable  as a historical number, entertaining to the  reader and an accurate mirror of the future.  The News feels that its wonderful success during the past year demands some  recognition at its hands and no effort will be spared to make the Christmas  number a distinct credit to the publishers and to the town and district in  which the paper has its life and being.  IN YOUR  ORDERS EARL  Issue Goes to Press December 16th.  BMBBH.  TAiyQfllllAI  PA Ell to����  Anti-septic Shop  We have opened out one  of the  best barber shops in Merritt and  we solicit your patronage.  Complete Service in all Departments.  Complete New Outfit and Furnishings.  L  I���I  DURHAM  PROPRIETORS  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.  JOSEPH FOOD  Proprietor.  / ;**'. * *  my  sm  ���tWi I*,   a. - 4?&  y*^...T^iy.-^y^^t\^z^.;y^-^&- s^- & ..  .->. -a *  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday",  October ,14;"1910  Now that the baseball season  on the coast is over football is all  the rage.  The new rules for rugby are of  such a character as to almost  make the old fans think that they  are in a new game altogether.  In the eastern rugby scores  last week Montreal beat the Argonauts, Hamilton Tigers won  from Toronto (Intercollegiate )  beat Mcgill.  There promises to be two more  professional lacrosse teams in the  series next year. They are Victoria and the Vancouver Shamrocks.    The more the merrier.  Martin Sheridan has been  hanging up a new record for  throwing the disc and now he can  sit back and see the other aspirants try to equal it.  The meet of the Vancouver  Jockey club which has been in  progress atMinoru park this week  has been productive of some real  genuine excitement for the horsemen. One day four of the favorites  -won and the bookies did not like-  it at all.  down to defeat on their own  grounds. Their defeat was brought by the All- Stars,, a team  made up of Vancouver and National players. It was a great  game but press cities say that  for oncG the Salmon Bellies were  out-classed. The score was 5 to  3 and it well represents the play  and the fortunate part of the  affair was that the game was remarkably clean there being but  two penalties. The going was  somewhat heavy the ground was  a little wet. The attendance  was 2500 and it was the last  game of the season. The Nationals will return quietly to  their homes in Montreal without  a single game chalked to their  credit.  NEW MINISTER OF LANDS  William Ross of Fernie is  Taken Into  the Cabinet  William Ross, K. C, member  for Fernie, and for some time  Conservative whip in Victoi'ia  has been appointed to the portfolio of Minister of Lands. Hon.  Price Ellison becomes Minister  of Finance and Agriculture and  Hon. W. J. Bowser retains the  Attorney-Generalship. Mr. Ross  was sworn in early-this week and  the bye-election in Fernie will  take place when Mr. Ross may  be opposed by J. W. Bennett,  Socialist. b  The appointment of Mr. Ross  will be received with general  satisfaction throughout the  province. First elected to the  legislative in 1903 his career has  been one of eminent success and  his experience and  ability  fully  Miles McLeod one of the unknowns who has been mentioned  among those capable of beating  Jack Johnson is now in. active  trailing and is being managed by  Joe Choynsky. McLeod is six  feet five inches high and weighs  225 pounds.  The young Torontos won the  Mann cup emblematic of the am-  ature lacross championship of  Canada. They defeated - the  Maitlands by a final score of 7 to 0  This is the cup that the V. A. C.  of Vancouver tried for but failed  to land.  Provincial Elections Act  ,   YALE. ELECTORAL DISTRICT  Take notice that I have received objections in writing to the retention of the  following names on the Register of Voters for the Yale Electoral District on  the grounds stated below.  And take notice that at a Court of Revision to be held on the 7th day of  November, 1910, at the Court House Ashcroft, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, I  shall hear and determine the said objections, and unless such named persons or  some other Provincial vater on their behalf satisfies me that such objections  are not well founded, I shall strike such names off said ReSister.  The following persons are reported absent from the District:  equips him .for the new office. !*"  Hon. Price Ellison is too well  known to need any introduction.  An able man he is and in his new  capacity will assuredly give the  same splendid service that he  has given in other departments.  No.  - There is some talk ot a bowling  alley at Merritt and it would cer-  toinlybeamoney maker. There  are a number of old bowlers in the  town and bowling is a game that  maintains the interest once it is  aroused.  ___ The_eurlers_should=be_ge.tting=  busy if they hope to have a rink  for the coming season. The  hockyists are also looking forward  to the erection of a rink late this  fall and with the two big games  in full swing Merritt should be a  lively place this winter.  Next Monday will witness the  first of the world's series for  the baseball championsoip of the  world. The Chicago Cubs will  meet the Philadelphia Athletics  on the latter's grounds for the  first try. Much interest surrounds the series and their many  who think the American leagues  will carry off the penant.  l  8  10  28  31  47  54  65  90  107  117  196  223  227  229  250  261  263  290  301  303  318  357  358  370  374  382  393  394  400  426  427  438  439  456  464  473  481  482  __48_5_  NAME  ���* The movement to build a curling rink in Merritt is still active.  Plans are being figured out that  will provide for a covered arena  and in the course of a few days  another meeting of the fans will  be held when something of a  more definite form will be outlined. In the meantime the  hockey enthusiasts are consider-  ingaririk project and it may be  /that they will go in with the curlers and together build a fine big  arena.  ��� At last the trick was turned.  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Niven, Thomas   Proteau, Joseph    Raab, Albert Edward   Reid, James   Rennie, Charles   Rice, William   Senior, Adam   Shepherd, William   St. John, George   Stone, James Y   Tanahill, John Barbour   Thomson, Walter Halton   Toseland, Arthur   Treavor, Henry ���������������������  Tyrer, James ....'���   Warden, Bruce R   Watson, Aaron   Watt, John    Wawn, Frederick William....  Whitten, William.   Wilkie, Thomas McKinley   Wlliams, Frederick   Wiilliams, Herbert E   Williamson. Walter   Dunn, James   Fraser. Duncan   Gray, Fred    Hygh, George E.    Lapworth, Joseph Thos   Lorenzetti, Andrew J.   Robinson, George   Steffens, Ciaus Powel H   Thomdson, John S   Voght, Tim J   PLACE  Yale  Rocky Point, Savonas  Ruby Creek  Merritt  Agassiz  Ashcroft  Merritt  Spatsum  Black Canyon, Ashcroft  do do  Agassiz  Basque Siding.  Ashcroft  Spences Baidge  North Bend  Middlesboro  North Bend  Ashcroft  Spences Bridge  Merritt  North Bend  Middlesboro  Agassiz  Nicola  Agassiz  North Bend  do  do  Ashcroft  Cache Creek  North Bend  Merritt  Ashcroft  Hope  Merritt  Ashcroft  Highland Valley  Basque Ranche  Yale  Merritt^   THE PRINGLE   STOCK CO  Good clean plays and comedies  by capable players is a rare treat.  The   Pringle   Stock   Co.  ,   who  come tothe Opera House on Mon-  dap Oct. 17th for a six night engagement owes its success to the  manner in   which   their  produc-.  ions are presented to the public.  It is hard for the .local play goer  to pass judgement on the merits  of the   play  or   players   unless  they parsonaly  attend: the pre-  formance and not wait for  their  neighbour how he liked it.  In booking the Pringle stock  Co. , Manager Menzies has done  so with the assurhnce that they  are capable artists, and present  a clean repertoire of comedies  and dramas. Go the first night  and if the performance pleases  you go again' don't waitfor your  neighboor to tell you how he  liked it, you may miss something that would just suit your  taste. The Pringle Stock Co. ,  will begin their engagement  with the sparkling comedy  drama,- My Sweetheart. Specialists of a high class order will be  introduced between acts, thus  doing away with all long  waits.  Land  Act  Kamloops Division  of Yale Land Dis  trict.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Henry Buell Hicks,  of Nicola, B. C, occupation Civil  Engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lanas:  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.  M. L. (iRIMMETT  Barrister nnd Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Nicola - - Merritt  At MerrUt Monday, Wednesday, Friday  Ashcroft  Middlesboro  Agassi}:  Spatsum  Agaspiss  North Bend  Spence's Bridge  Yale  Ashcroft  Ashcroft  Ashcroft  North Bend  Black Canyon  Thompson Siding  Agassiz  Agassiz  Agassiz  Agassiz  Agassiz  North Bend  Middlesboro  Mammett Lake  Hope  North Bend  Agassiz  Nicola  Merritt  Ashcroft  Agassiz  Yale  Hope  Agassiz  Merritt  Ashcroft  Agassiz  Middlesboro  Agassiz  Yale  Hat Creek  Yale  Spence's Bridge  Ashcroft  Agassiz  Yale  Yale  Merritt  North Bend  Merritt  Hope Station  St. Elmo  Yale  Lytton  North Bend  Coutlee  H. PRIEST, Photographer  Studio Opposite Public School  Films Developed  MERRITT,  B.C.  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  for  a  go0"*1   square  meal.    Best   ol  accomodation and comfort  Rale 41.50 per day  DAILY   STAGE  SERVICE  Dated this 5th day of October, 1910.  H. P. CHRISTIE,  . Registrar of Voters.  A stage will leave the Merritt  livery stables every morning at  8 o'clock for the end of construe-  tion on the Kettle Valley up the  Coldwater. Stage leaves the  other end at the same hour daily.  Baggage and express carried.  ALEX. COUTLEE Prop.  ,____��,=.  L  l 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. Reorders Quickly Filled  Andrew McGoran  Offices in Lumber Yard.  Our Bakery is Now Ready  We Are Doing Business Too  Our ovens are working well and we are pleasing  our patrons. Fourteen loaves of Bread for $1. . We  are headquarters for anything in the line of  Bread, Cakes, Buns, Fancy Pastry  General Baking.  Prices Right.  Orders will Receive Prompt Attention.  MALONEY & DARRAH  Quilchena Ave.  MERRITT, B. C.  Merritt Livery and Peed Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.    G ood 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.  Lytton's Popnlar Hotelry  Boillie Hotel  Good   Meals,   Good Comfortable  Beds and Best Serv'ce.     Rates  Reasonable.  Walter C Keeble  Proprietor,  LYTTON, B.C.  Trade  Asaya-Neurall^  TH.E:. NEW    REMEDY    FOR  Nervous   Exhaustion  Heredity is one of the main causes  of nervous exhaustion. Children  whose minds give way in school,  girls lacking in nerve stamina, and  young men exhausted by ordinary  business cares, prove this. Occasional treatment with''' AsavA-  NetjrAi.1." is their salvation. It  feeds the nerves, induces sleep,  improves the appetite and digestion, and .restores full nerve power. $1.50 a bottle.'   Local agent.  GEO. M. GEMMILL,  Merritt, B.C.  Setter Look Now  ��� So many accidents are caused  just because people don't take a  look at the proper moment.  The same is true of insurance.  You hear so many men say that  'if. they-had thought tiiey would  have niMireti.'Tney leave it too  : late.  Yuu owe it to yourself and to  your family to be protected  against loss and a policy in the  .National Assuiance Co., is one  ������", of the beat protective agencies  . in the world.       ... v  STRAIGHT     IFE PAY LIFE  ENDOWMENTS.  NATIONAL ASSURANCE CO.  S. N. DANCEY, Agent  Merr{tt, B. C. riday, October 14, 1910  THE NICOLA  VALLEY NEWS  yr  .____...<.���_.,--...  TAX SALE NOTICE  __- -������-,.____ -..__, ,.  Home of the travelling public.  Sale ot Mineral Claims for Unpaid Taxes, Nicola Assessment District  Province of British Columbia.  I hereby g-ive notice that on Monday, November 7th, A. D. 1910, at the hour 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 remaining 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.  Portjand,..  Mining Co...  Philp, G. R..  Murray; Wm.  Murray, Wm.  Murray, Wm.  Name of Claim  King Solomon... . . .  Midnight . . ."'.. .   Covington.... ...... ..  Portland...........  Vicksburg....... ...  Quebec .............'.'.'.,  Highland ......"'.'...  Trapper.   Catamount Fraction  Lacombe...........  Lot No.  Taxes Due  Costs  1010  1011  1123  1124  1125  1126  1409  1516  1524  1515  $38.00  51.00  13.00  11.00  13.00  13.00  11.25  13.00  .50  12.50  $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.  W. N. ROLFE,  Deputy Assessor Nicola Assessment District.  Order in Council.  AT  THE   EXECUTIVE COUNCiL,   CHAMBER  Victoria, Tnes_.__y,  ine 23rd day of August, 1910.  Present:  HIS   HONOUR THE   LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR IN l OUNCIL.  On the recommendation of thti Honourable the  Attorney-General and  under the provisions of (il  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 as follows:  That the regulation under the said Act made  by Order in Council No. 054, dated August 3rd,  1910, provided that the "disabilities us to the  shooting- of the Columbia Sharp tailed Grouse,  commonly known as 'Prairie Chicken', thull be  removed throughout the Province from the 1st  day of October, 1910, to the 31st day 31st day of  October, 1910, both days inclusive," be ami is  hereby amended by insertinK after the word  "Province", therein, the words "except in the  Yale, Kamloops, and Okanagan Electoral Districts." _. -  ���-     ; HENRY ESSON -YOUNG.  Clerk. Executive Council  thence 40 chains north, thence 80  chains east, toinitial post.  Matthew Marquart.  Peter'Marquart, Agent  September 9, 1910.        31-40  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 District.  District of Nicola.  Take notice that Ethel W. Sawyer,  of 26 Lancaster Gate Terrace, occupation married woman, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a pof t planted at the  South West corner of Lot 714, thence  North 80 chains, ��� thence West 80 chains,  thence Soutff 80 chains, thence East 80  chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.  ETHEL W.  SAWYER.  Per Archibald W. McVittie.  . July 11, 1910.        25-34  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 Adamf.  Per Archibald W. McVittie  July 17, 1910.        27-36  Dis-  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=per-  mission to purchase the following kefecribed lands:  Conrjmencing at a post planted  one mjle west of the northwest  corner: of Lot 1779, Pike mountain, thence east one mile, thence  south one mile, thence.west one  mile, thence north one mile.  ���MARTIN L. GRIMMETT  Per Archibald W. McVittie  August 5, 1910.       39   Agent.  Land Act.  Ktimloops Division of  Yale   Land District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that George W. Sawyer  of Southsea, England, occupation  British Army Officer, intends to apply  for permission to/purchase the following described' lands:���?.;..'���'":  Commencing at a post planted at the  South West corner of Lot 714, thence  East 40 chains',' thence South' 40 "chains,  thence West 40 chains, thence North  40 chains to point of commencement.  GEORGE W. SAWYER, Col.  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  July 11. 1910  Land Act  Nicola Land District,  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Henry Standly Cleasby of  Coutlee, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following: described land:  Commencing: at a post planted at the north-east  corner of Lot 537, thence west 60 chains, thence  north 20 chains to Indian Reserve line, thence  easterly alontr line of Naik Indian Reserve to  Nicola River, thence southerly along said river to  northwest corner of Lot 534,' thence south 2  chains to point of commencement, containing 100  acres more or less.  HENRY STANDLY CLEASBY.  August 5, 1910. 28-37  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  trict.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Lillian J. Clark, of  Victoria, B. C.,.occupation artist, intends to apply 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.  Lillian J. Clark.  H. B. Hicks, Agent.  Date September 8th, 1910. 34-43  Good comfortable rooms and excellent dining service.   Rates  are reasonable.    Just give us a call.     Representative meets  all trains.  McGillivary & Veasey, Proprietors.  Ashcroft, B. C.  Canada's Greatest  Mail Order Jewelry House  offers you the opportunity  of  securing  goods at lowest possible  prices.  We Supply Canadians Frcm Halifax to Dawson  Write for our illustrated catalogue which will bring our big store  to your homes.  Remember we carry the finest selection of wedding and birthday  gifts in the Province.  Henry Birks & Sons, Limited  Jewelery Mail Order House  Geo. E. Trorey, Man. Dir. Vancouver, 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:  Commencing 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 j  chains to'.initial post. ���  ,:.     .William Thompson  ^Peter/Marquart, 'Agent.  September*), 1910.       31-40  Lund Act  Nicola Land District  District of Yale  Take notice that Robert Frank Morrison of Kelowna, B.C., occupation  Merchant, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  northwest corner of lot 1154 thence  east forty-three (43) chains and seventy (70) links to the west boundary of  the land applied for by Louis Holman,  thence north sixty-six (66) chains and  fifty-five (55) links to the north west  corner of Frederic Armstrong's land,  thence west forty-three (43) chains  and (70) links, thence south, sixth-six  J66)_ chains and.fifty^five^SS^links^tp,  the point of commencement and containing two hundred  acres more or less.  Robert  June 13, 1910.  and   ninety   (290)  Frank Morrison  '���''���' 's-     Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District���District of Nicola.  Take notice that Matthew Marquart of South Nicola, occupation  rancher, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencingat a post planted  at the northeast corner thereof,  said post beiner at the S. W. corner of Lot 714, thence 40 chains  south,   thence 80   chains  west,  Land Act  Nicola District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Charles McVittie, barristers clerk of Renfrew, Ont, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted  one mile north of the northwest  corner of Lot 1761, near Aspen  Grove, thence north 40 chains,  (hence east 80 chaihs, thence  south 40 chains, thence' west 80  chains.  Charles McVitte  Per Archibald W. McVittie  July 17, 1910.        27-3G.  Land Act  Nicola��� Kamloops Land District..  District of Yule.  Take notice that Kdiili Batemnn Morgan, or tho  town of. Merritt,   B. C.,  occupation  married   woman, intends to al ply for permission to purchase  the following described limits:  Comn.encii.tr at a. post ulanted nt the Southeast  corner of said litiuls, thence"following the right  bank of the Nicola river. 30 chains to the North  west corner of Lot 170. Group 1, Kamloops Divi  sion of Yale District, thence Southerly 5 chains to  point of commencement, containing 5 acres more  or less.  EDITH BATKMAN MORGAN.  J. S. Moritari. Aijent.  AiiKUSt 30th. 1910        29-88.  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.  District of Nicola.  Take notice that H. W. E. Canavan of Victoria,  B. C, occupation civil engineer,  intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following: descibed  lands :  Commencing: at a post planted at the N. W.  Corner Lot 354;: thenee North 20 chains, thence  West 20 chains, thence South 40 chains, thence  East 20 chains, thence North 20 chains to point of  beginning:, containing: 80 acres more or less.  HAKOLD W .EBBS CANAVAN.  August 5, 1910. 29-39.  Land Act  District of Nicola.  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.  Take notice that Charles James Winney of  London, England, occupation'gentleman, intends  to apply for permission to purchase tho following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the Southwest corner of Lot 1900, thence east 80 chains,  thence south 40 chains, thence west 80 chains,  thence north 40 chains.  CHARLES JAMES WINNY  R. H. Winny, Agent.  August 24, 1910. 28-37  Land Act  .   Nicola District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Gladys Morgan of Toronto,   Ont.. spinster,  intends to apply  for permission  to__^purchase_^the____iollowing_ de-  scribed lands.  Commencing at a post at the  Northwest corner of Lot 1761,  near Aspen Grove, thence west  one mile, thence north one mile,  thence east one mile, thence  south one mile.  Gladys Morgan  Per Archibald W. McVittie.  July 17, 1010.       27-36  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.   District of Nicola.  [a] The name, address and occupation of the  applicant Mrs. June Christina Poole.  [b] The name of the lake, stream or source [if  unnamed, the description is[ Little Lumbum  Lake, Lumbum Lake, Gravel Lake. 1st Marquart  Lake, all lakes or swamps cast of Gravel Lake.  c. The point of diversion Lumbum Lake  Dam.'"       ���' :���'"���,' '     ��� '.''":-.  d. The quantity of water applied for [in cubic  feet per second] fifteen. ,...'..  e. The character of the proposed works, dam  ard ditch or flume.  ;[f.   The premises on which the wateris to be  used���describe same���Hamilton Ranch,  ���";���'���'__:.   The purposes for which  the water is to be  used, irrigation and domestic.  h. If for irrigation describe the land intended  to be irrigated, giving acreage, Hamilton Ranch,  about 1200 acres.  j. Area of Crown land intended to be occupied  by the proposed works, none.  k This notice was posted on the 26th clay of  Sept. 1910, and application will be made lo the  Commissioner on the 2Sth day of October, 1910.  I. Give the names and addresses of any riparian  proprietors or licensees who or whose lands arr  like y to be affected by the proposed works, either  ebolor below the out let, none.  MRS. JANE CHRISTINA POOLEY  Nicola. B. C  Land Act Notice  Nicola District. . Kamloops Divi-  ... sion of Yale.  Take notice that Fanny Mitchell  Adams of Southsea, England,  spinster, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described lands:  Land Act  Nicola District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Kate Morgan  of   Toronto,    Ontario,    married  woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands.  Commencing at a post one mile  north of the northwest corner of  lot 1761, near Aspen Grove,  thence north one mile, thence  west one mile, thence south one  mile, thence east one mile.  Kate Morgan  Per Archibald W. McVittie.  July 17, 1910.       27-36  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that sixty days after  date, I Sarah Winny, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands.  Commencing at a post planted at the  southeast corner of Lot 1894, and running west 40 chains, thence south 80  chains, thence east 40 chains, thence  north 80 chains to point of commencement.  Sarah Winny.  R. H. Winny, Agent,  Nicola, Sept. 23, 1910.       33-42  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���creck^to���the=north=ofTny-pre-  emption No. 888.  (c) -The point of diversion about  quarter mile above where creek joins  Mill Creek.  (d) The quantity of Water applied  for ]in cubic feet per second] one cubic  fOOt..'..;;'./.  (e) The character of the proposed  work.    Dam and ditch or flume.  (f) The premises on which the water  is to be used [describe same] my preemption No. 888.  (g) The purposes for which the  water is to be used.    Irrigation.    .  [h] If. for irrigation describe the  land 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 September, 1910. and application will be made to the Commissioner on the 2Gth day of October, 1910.  [1] Give the names and addresses  of any riparian proprietors or licensees  who or whose lands are likely to be  affeeted by the proposed works, either  above or below the outlet.    None.  ": STANLEY KIRBY;  Nicola, B. C.  Land Act Notice.  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Alexander W.  Strickland of Nicola, occupation bank  manager, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  northwest corner of S. Kirby's Preemption No. 888, thence 40 chains north,  thence 40 chains east, thence 40 chains  south,-thence 40 chains west to point  of commencement, containing 160 acres  more or less.  Alexander W. Strickland.  Stanley Kirby, Agent.  Septrmber 9, 1910.       33-42  Spend  your summer vacation at  SAVONAS  along the shores of Kamloops Lake.    Splendid fishing and hunting.    .  Pleasure spot for  sportsmen ."i  Lakeview Hotel  Provides   for your every want while you are enjoying 'the  beauty .'_;  Sof 'this popular resort. '���'  Adam   FergMSOn, Proprietor  Nicola Valley  t  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  THe__NicoIa-���Hotel���  (Formerly The Driard)  Leading hostelry of the town.    A popular resort for the  summer months and comfortable home for the winter.  Best of accommodation and service in all  departments.  S. KIRBY, Prop.  NICOLA, B. C.  Use Cream in Your Coffee  It Gives a Delicious Flavor  CREAM SUPPLIED EVERY DAY.  BEST QUALITY OF MILK DELIVERED.  WAGONS  PROMPT IN MAKING CALLS.  THE MERRITT DAIRY  JOHN BLACKWELL, Prop.  No matter what you may require we can do it-do it well.  ��g��The Nicola Valley News. 'y ^.y.y^"- .**'** -��'<"�������* ���=-����������>_&���__,.. ._# _�����__&_,��__.._.__._____.  THE NICOLA-VALLEY NEWS  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Nash and  family left this morning for Penticton where they will reside.  Mr. Nash will likely erect a big  hotel in the Okanagan town.  Mrs. Jos. Guichon is seriously  ill at her home above Quilchena  and Dr. Curtin is in attendance.  The many friends of this popular  family hope  for a   speedy   recovery.  Jos. Collett is erecting a fine  big block on' Quilchena Ave.  west. The,ground floor will be  devoted to business Houses and  the upper floors will be given  over to rooms.  George E. Graham, divisional  superintendantof the.C. P. R.,  was in Merritt Monday morning.  He came up from the main line  on Sunday night's extra.  A party of Merritt young people enjoyed the hospitality oi the  Quilchena hotel last night, the  trip being made over the new  road along Nicola lake. An informal banquet featured the evening' s enjoyment with G. B.  Armstrong as toastmaster. Dancing was continued until well into the morning. It was one ' of  the jolliest parties of the season.  ,.. John Pringle, manager of the  Pringle Stock] Co., wbo was in  Merritt on  Wednesday morning  arranging for the visit of his  popular company, had u'fevv'nice  things to say of the town. '*I  tell you Merritt has grown -almost three times its size since I  was here last. There is lots- of  building going on and ���; everywhere you see evidences of  growth and expansion. There  are three towns in the interior  of British Columbia in my esti-  mation. They are Merritt. Penticton and Fort George and believe me Merritt will. be: a big  distributing centre."  SINGS PRAISES OF MERRITT  .���'������ W. L. Nicols of Vancouver has  been a visitor in the valley this  week. Mr. Nicols is largely/ interested in the Coal Hill Syndicate and he came up for the purpose of looking over the property.  He was a guest of Jos. Graham,  the genial manager of the mine.  "I believe that we have an  excellent property and look forward  with  anticipation , to   the  day not very faraway when Coal  Hill Syndicate will be reckoned  amongst the big shippers. "Mr.  Nicols wasenthusiastic as to the  future.   .      ���'  Discussing conditions in Merritt the visitor was equally as  optimistic. "You have a fine  town here and I have no doubt  but that Merritt will be an important centre. I look for a big  population here."      ���  m��&iaMHMBffimimmEmmi&&Emzi  We have a very complete range of Tall Underwear and Clothing  for Men, Women and Children.  Children's Buster  Brown Suits  in all sizes and assorted patterns.  $4.50, $4.75 and $5.00  Hand Knit Mufflers  A great protection for the throat and chest. ���  This little garment is a great favorite.  Try-one of our leaders at  </3    I   .JmrnTy*  Boys' 2 and 3  Piece Suits  Smart little suits and big values at  $3.50, $4, $4.50, $5 and  Men's Sweater Coats  A Large Assortment  Ranging in Price from  2.50 to $ 10.00  Men's Underwear  Knitted Wool Underwear an sizes Special $ 1.50 Suit  Woollen Ribbed Underwear Best value on market $2.50 Suit  Robin Hood Natural Wool Underwear   .   .   $4.00 Suit  A beautiful garment and well worth the pnee.  Ladies' Underwear  Pall and Winter  Combinations in Silk and Wool  Special $4.50 and $5.00  Hygiene Ribbed  The Nicest Line  to be Had  $1.75 Suit  riCTra^uiro  i"^_^  %J  7^\J\J  Don't overlook that fall suit.   We are the headquarters for clothing.  'k  Friday, October 14, 1910  l\  ,1  %\  m  K  H  i.ii  *"a  ���n  I  I  If you want an Overcoat be sure and see ours, they are the best in town.  ������*t__u_���i_MM*i.���w���%*!���  Limited.  kmi^mFWSBBBMa

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