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Array Vol. 1, No   36  MERRITT, B.C.   OCTOBER 21, 1910  Price 5 Cents  iners  ssehger  >ervice$  Miners are Enthusiastic in  Promotion of Hospital Scheme  Circulation of Lists Followed  Mass Meeting Wuh Splendid Results.  Though the lists are not thoroughly completed it is known  that the miners from the various  local collieries will contribute  close onto $6000 towards the  establishment of a . general hospital in this district. The men  employed in the mines of the  Nicola Valley Coal and Coke Co.  have" raised $4500 amongs themselves.  From No. 1 mine which includes Nos. 4 and 5, the lists  showed in the neighborhood of  $2300. From No. 2 the men sent  fully $1000, while from amongst  the surface men the sum of $1200  was realized. The lists have not  yet been returned from the other  ��� mines.  It is a splendid tribute to the  generosity and public spirited-  ness of the miners to know that  they have responded so handsomely to the appeal and their  magninimity certainly places the  onus on the citizens of the valley  who will have to raise an equal  amount at the least. With the  government*" grant.' of possibly  $10,000 it will bb'possible to build  a hospital costing in the neighborhood of $20,000 and this would  provide well for future requirements.  teams played the third game in  Chicago yesterday. In the first  game at Philadelphia the celebrated and reliable pitcher,  Charles Bender, with the assistance of third baseman Smith,  piloted the Athletics to victory.  Overman was on the mound for  Chicago. In the second game on  Tuesday Pitcher Coombs turned  the trick and the star was second  baseman Eddie Collins. The attendance for the two days was  51,488and the receipts $72,561.50.  BRANCHING OUT FOR HIMSELF  STILL ANOTHER BOOSTER  Pierre Duryee, of Vancouver,  was in Merritt for several days  this week looking over the local  situation. Mr. Duryee.is a large  holder in Hope /realty and takes  an especial interest-in the upper  country towns. While his mission to Merritt was of a business  nature he did not neglect the opportunity to investigate conditions. "Merritt has all the earmarks of being the greatest town  in the' interior of British Columbia," he declared. "You have  the mines and J.he,eountry_arpund_  the town and you are bound to  beawinner."     _  Mrs. Jos. Guichon is almost  fully recovered from her recent  serious illness much to the gratification of her host of friends.  AMERICANS ALL TO THE GOOD  The way the Philadelphia  Americans are going after the  Chicago Cubs in the world's baseball series' it begins to look as  though they play as fast ball in  one league as the other. The  American leaguers won the first  two games with ease, the scores  being 4 to 1 and 9 to 3.    The  George F. Ransom, who for the  past year has served in the capacity of accountant for the Diamond Vale Collieries Co. and the  Diamond Vale Supply Co., has re-'  signed and will go into business  for himself. He.will devote his  time largely to real estate and  insurance and his well known  ability as a salesman should be  reassuring of his success. Mr.  Ransom is' one of the best accountants in the business and  since leaving the Diamond Vale  Supply Co. has refused various  good offers. With a faith and  confidence in the future ot Merritt that is almost unbounded he  ;f eels that in ja-(business' ��� capacity  he could serve himself' to better  edvantage and early returns are  fully justifying his theory. Since  its inception Mr. Ransom has acted as accountant for The Nicola  Valley News and has given splendid satisfaction and The News  can but join in paying tribute to  him while regretting his decision  to leave the business. Popular  in all circles and widely known  Mr. Ransom will labor in his new  .'field in : the midst of a host of  well wishers and on every hand  will he find encouragement and  good will.  ir:g a hole almost two inches in  diameter.  The Indian turned and galloped  away and both Snedden and Hols-  worth were of the opinion that  he was not seriously hurt, it be-'  ing impossible to see in the dusk.  Galloping madly for about 150  yards Swackham weakened and  fell from his horse, his body being found by the roadside the  following morning in a pool of  blood. '.:���,';;.,_,;..  Coming to town Hols worth  went immediately to the corner,-.  Dr. G. H. Tutill, and informed  him as to what had happened..  He could not-say at the time  whether the indian- was dead or  not.    The injuriesof Holsworth  A SHADOW PARTY  One of the pleasant functions  of the season will be the shadow  party which has been organized  by Merritt L. O. L. No. 1701 and  which will be held in. Menzies'  hall on the evening of Tuesday,  November 8. The event is given  to mark Guy Fawks' day but as  Saturday and Monday are inconvenient t�� the local public  Tuesday has been set aside as the  date. The committee in charge  is sparing no effort to make the  shadow party a "good success.  Drawing of Steel for K. V.Ry.  Necessiates Daily Train Service  Big Properties  Will be Sold  William McIntyre *:  Popular proprietor'of new ColdT  water Hotel���one of Merritt's  most enterprising citizens.  Indian Killed in  Holding up Men  THE HOSPITAL PROJECT  ���   A duty devolves upon the  citizens   of   Nicola   valley  /.with respect to the hospital  project,  a  duty that they  .well  must   observe.      The  /miners   have   contributed  /most   generously   towards  the   establishment of   this  much needed institution and  ���the least the   local public  /can do is to raise an equal  /amount.     The government  will then give dollar for dollar and it will be possible to  erect a magnificent hospital.  The committee on sites is  awaiting   offers   and   will  meet on the afternoon of  Tuesday, October 25.  1 ragedy  in Vicinity  of Merritt  Had Fatal Results.  While defending himself and  his companion against an Indian  highwayman, James Sneddon, a  well known citizen of Merritt,  shot and killed his assailent,  though the shooting was of an  accidental nature. Snedden was  acquitted by the coroner's jury  and the police are now on the  trail of the man who supplied the  Indian with liquor because it  was fully established atthe hearing that the assaulting Indian  was intoxicated. The Indian was  known as Bill Swackham.  Mr. Snedden with William  Holsworth went out on; a shooting trip last Saturday afternoon.  They went up almost to the top  of the Hamilton hill, being  mounted and carrying their shot  guns on the saddle. On their return and in the: vicinity, of ,the  Indian reservation about three  miles southwest of the town they  were accosted by the Indian who  was also mounted.  The assailent carried a big  club and striking Holsworth over  the head and shoulders he demanded his money which he obtained. He next accosted Sned-,  don who by this time was coming to his companion's aid.  Swackham struck at Sneddon  inflicting a wound on the forehead. "Stand or I will shoot"  called Sneddon but the Indian  pressed forward for it was plainly  evident that he was drunk. Just  then Sneddon's horse turned  quickly and the gun discharged  the charge taking effect in  Swackham's right chest and tear  and Snedden were examined by  the corner. In a post mortem  presented to the jury the coroner  stated that the Indian died about  half an hour after he was wounded.  Chief Constable 'Jos. . Burr  came up from Ashcroft and an  inquest was immediately ������ organized before Coroner Dr. Tutill.  The evidence was considerable  and it was .not until yesterday  afternoon that the hearing was  completed. The jury determined that Snedden - acted in  self defence and was honorably  discharged. The jury further  recommended thatnb white man  b^allowetl tbiive^orrthe reserva-  Stump Lake Ranches in Hands  ^ of Strong Syndicate.  One of the biggest land deals  in the history of this1 district is  now pending and if successfully  consummated will involve the  sale of the well- known ranching  properties of James Frisken,  William Palmer James Aird,  "Joseph Bulman, George Fraser  and Richard McDonald, all in the  vicinity of stump Lake.  ' A big syndicate comprising  coast and foreign capital is negotiating for the land and it is  understood that the price will  ^ngefrom $5.00_ to $15.00 per  acre as conditions - vary. The  members of the syndicate will  meet, in Kamloops this week  to formally consider the proposition. Bonds have already been  taken on the properties.  It is the plan of the promoters  to organize a horse breeding  ranch and the interested  ranches are well adapted to that  industry. Imported stock will  be brought in and hundreds of  brood mares put on the land.  The institution will be one of the  greatest' in the west and it is  rumored in some circles that the  federal government is interested  inasmuch as a breeding farm for  army remounts has been au-  thorized^  readers in the very near future.  Bright and congenial Mr. Johnston numbers hundreds of warm  friends and his engaging personality cements friendship  wherever formed. The days of  leisure will be spent in the east  but the best wishes of his admirers will be t'>at his autumnal  days be fraught with every happiness and comfort.   o   FAIR MADE MONEY  The recent fall fair made  money for the directors. So  often the first attempt of an exhibition board is attended by  financial failure but Nicola valley  fiurnishes a happy exception to  this rule. When the accounts  were presented to the directors  at the meeting Wednesday afternoon it was found that after everything was paid off there wpuld  be a balance, of $600. .The band  was granted an additional $25.  The directors are now considering plans for securing permanent  grounds and erecting buildings.  This year's success would fully  justify the outlay.  Nicola Valley Will Soon En-  joy  Bstter Privileges at  Hands of C. P. R.  McGRUTHERS-MORRISON ,  At the Presbyterirn manse at  Nicola on Wednesday" afternoon  two of Merritt's esteemed young  people were united in marriage,  the happy couple'beingthepopur  lar proprietor of the Merritt  Hotel, Mi*. George McGruthers,  and Miss Morrison of Aberdeen,  Scotland, .but who has-been a  resident in British Columbia for  the last 'five years, the Rev.  W. J. Kidd officiating.' Miss  Priest acted as bridesmaid and  Mr. John McNeil best man.  . Mr. McGruthers, who recently  entered into business for himself,  is widely known and very popular  throughout the district and The  News joins with their hosts of  friends in wishing the happy  couple a plentitude of wealth and  comforts in their happiness of  wedded life.  Presbyterian church services  for Sunday, Oct. 23, 'are as follows :���Merri tt-3-p.--m.-j���Nicola  7:30 p. m. W. J. Kidd.  FRANK JACKSON'S HOME  ot Quilchena.  An  exclusive   passenger service for   the   local   branch   has  been announced by the officials,  of the Canadian  Pacific railway  and will  go into effect in "* the  course of ten days.    The present  train crew willl  have  charge of*>  the passenger run  and the train :  will consist of baggage,   colonist  and first class'cars.  The change has   been   found  necessary because  of the heavy-  tonnage   that will accrue from  the hauling of rails ,for_the con-.-  struction of the   Kettle .Valley,  railway but will afterwards be-'  come permanent.    The rails ���' are  being brought from  Sault Ste::  Marie, and some of; them are al- .  ready on their way. . ���;  Just who will be .in charge of \  the freight run' is not definitely'  determined   though 'it   is more?  than likely that crews from:thei  mainline will be sent up on the-  branch as they are needed each,  day.     That, will   meah; that'a,  crew leaving Kamloops will have*"1  orders to run through'to Merritt;  or Nicola instead'of North Bend.;t  This, special, freight will /bringk  up all the empties as well as^the %  carsJoaded_.w_iih-_S.teel. and .'will .  take the coal- back..-  The-pass":',  enger train will" not handle any'  freight at all.  -The .change1 will "*  occasion the bppt of. satisfaction"'  locally and will  meet- the best.  wishes of   the. local- boards of.  f trade who have been, laboring to .  secure the special passenger ser-. '  vice.    The running-  time- of the -'  passenger will be-the same as'at >  present.   - '       -    _       -.;..-/  ���_ O  --      v  KETTLE VALLEY RUSHING WORK ,  Construction work on the Ket- >"  tie Valley  is  being rushi-d for-.,  ward.    The river diversion a little over one mile from town has"_;  been completed and  the steam'-'  shovel has moved farther up .the  river.     The  rock work is well  advanced and grading operations.  are_about_to_commen ce -The���  laying of steel will be undertaken  about the end of this month and  the first ten miles of steel will  be ready for operation by the  end of the year as previously  announced, though the first track  to be laid will be a siding to hold  the incoming material,  o   THANKSGIVING DINNER  The Ladies' Aid of the local ���  Presbyterian church will give a  Thanksgiving dinner and social  on the evening of Monday, Oct..  31, in Menzies' hall. The committee in charge is sparing no  effort to make the event a success and those who attend will  not only enjoy a good old fashioned turkey dinner but will  spend a pleasant social evening  as guests of ladies who know  how to give you a good time.  Dinner served from 6 to 8 o'clock.  Tickets.SOc.  tion and measures be taken to  secure a night policeman for  Merritt. John Davis who gave  evidence contradicted himself  in one or two facts and the  crown may bring a charge of perjury against him. Davis has  been living on the reserve and  his conduct has not been pleasing  to the police.  The remains of Bill Swackim  were buried in the Shuloos graveyard on Monday before a jury  had been impaneled to hold the  inquest, but upon the arrival of  Chief Constable Burr, who had  wired the Attorney General as to  whether this was constitutional  or not, the body was exhumed on  Wednesday and, the jury viewed  | the body at the grave.  THOMAS JOHNSTON PENSIONED  Thomas Johnston has been  pensioned off from the Canadian  Pacific railway service, his release papers arriving this week.  For twen ty-five years Mr. Johnston has been in the employ of  the company. He came through  with the early construction and  when the line was completed he  took charge of an extra gang.  He was section foreman at Hope  and Ruby Creek and when the  local branch was built four years  ago he worked on construction  and afterwards took charge of a  gang,at Nicola. Mr. Johnston's  career is one of absorbing interest and it is the purpose of The  News to give the story to its  WHAT THE WIRES SAY  Ottawa,' Oct. 21. ���Canada's trade for  fiscal year increased 67 millions. : /  Halifax, Oct. 21.-Hon.: A. K. McLean succeeds premiership of Nova  Scotia.   "-V ������'��� ��� ���>-'��� ������ - '���  7- Ithaca. N.Y;; Oct: 21.-Prof. Wood-:  ruff of Cornell, speaking at; a political  meeting, called Roosevelt an unmiti-,  gated liar.    Uproar followed.  Los Angeles,'Oct." 21.��� Latest theory  as to the dynamiting of the Times is  that men are aboard steamer and are  bound for some South American  republic.  Seattle, Oct. 21.���Man by the-name  of Welch was shot here in hotel bar by  an unknown,and refuses to give any information as to his assailant. Police  declare that they believe Welch knows  the men who -held' up: bank ��� in Grand1'  view, Vancouver, recently.   /.  CONSERVATIVE MEETING  Every Conservative resi-*  dent in the Merritt and Middlesboro district should-  make it a point to be present at the meeting on Mon-'  day   evening   next   when'  matters of   importance   to.  the party will be discussed.:  Amongst other things it is  likely that the- local district''-  .will name a man to contest *>  for the nomination  in Yalet  riding  in   the   impending  bye-election.-     > '._ J"^-. '.' '����    u__M>- *��att_x.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, October 21, 1910  Miners Had a  Splendid Meeting  Hospital     Project    Aroused    a  "���'��� Large   Spirit  of  Public  Spiritedness.  At a mass meeting of the  miners in the club house at Middlesboro last Sunday afternoon  the movement to build a general  hospital in this district received  ��a splendid impetus. It was a  large and representative gathering, upwards to one hundred being in attendance The hospital  project found enthusiastic favor  and it was evident that substantial contributations would be  forthcoming from the miners.  It is estimated that at least  $5000 will be secured from this  source and it is possible that the  amount will run close to $6000.  "lam.-willing-to .give    five  dollars a month for the year"de-  one enthusiastic miner  and  his  ii n nou ncemen t ."was greeted  with  rounds of applause.    "I will   do  the,same/.'  added . another    and  the enthusiasm ,was    renewed..  And thus it ran from one  to the  other until it left doubt in    no  man's mind but that the miners  would do more than- their share  towards securing the   establishment of the hospital i>s well   as  in its maintenance.    They were  all of one mind as to the importance and need of the institution.  Felix Graham was in the chair  and thought at times the discussions were animated the meeting  was gratifying in every   department and  reflected  a  spirit of  public spiritedness.   The policy  put into operation by the meeting  was to circulate   the   petitions  and ascertain just what can be  expected of ' the. miners  in  the  way..,of .monetary,   assistance.  Thelistswill   be  sent through  the different collieries and their  promulgation as well as the necessary organization . and  detail  work was left in the hands . of a  committee.comprising R. Brown,  George Pride, W. Aitken,   Felix  Graham/ and. R.  Warburton of  the Nicola Valley Coal and Coke  Co.,   H.    Johns of the   Pacific  Coast collieries, A. Brydon of Ithe  Coal Hill  Syndicate,    and Jack  Wilcocks of the Diamond Vale.  This committee will  meet  the  committee from the Board   of  Trade and a definite   propisition  will be prepared for  the public  meeting on the night of October  28th.  Dr. C. S. Williams outlined  the general hospital scheme at  Sunday's meeting pointing out  the advantages of the hospital  the committee was subsequently  held, when active measures were  troduced providing for the canvas for support.  Provincial News  A $200,000 addition will be  built to the Vancouver hotel and  work will start shortely.  A bylaw will be placed before  the ratepayers of Penticton  which will provide for a water  system.   o ���  The Imperial league of London,  Eng. , is sending out many mechanics and artizans for employment in Canada.  The Canadian Northern has  opened up a timber and land  office in Kamloops.  W. R. Hearst has offered a  prize of $50,000 for the first  heavier-than-air machine flight  across the continent.  The Western Amusement Association will build a big theatre  in Vancouver. It will be the  greatest west of Chicago.  Robbers entered the C. P. R.  station at Fernie but the safe resisted their efforts and they got  nothing for their trouble.  Another disaster resulted from  the forest fires is reported from  the Western Ontario borber  where the towns of Beaudette,  Spooner, Gracetown and Pitt  were wiped out. At least thirty  lives were lost and the propesty  loss reaches millions of dollars.  Hundreds of settlers were left  penniless.  There were several changes in  the British cabinet last week.  Sir William S. Robson, Attorney  General, will be appointed one of  the lords in succession to the  Right Hon. Lord Collins,. Sir.  R. D. Isaacs, Solicitor-Gentral,  becomes attorney-general', John  A. Simon, K. C. , is appointed  Solicitor- General.  John Vinson with - a- party of  miners and prospectors, packed  over the Hope trail early this  week into Similkameen and has  inaugurated opperations on  Steamboat mountain. The property is, reported to be good, some  of the free milling ore, running  as high as. ten dollars to the ton.  THE APPLE SHOW  the down trip an addition of fifteen minutes has been made be-  twceh Merritt and Spences Bridge. '  FOR SALE  One registered Jersey Bull "Merry  Maidens.Duke II", born February 10th,  1!)0G; sire, "Merry Maidens Duke";  grand sires, "Merry ,, Maiden's Third  Son," which took first prize at St.  Louis fair and "Gerties Stoke Pogis."  Dam, "Gerties Lily" with a record ot  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 0041 pounds  of milk in 10 months.  Plans are under way for a  monster exposition at Vancouver  in 1917 to mark the one hundredth anniversary of confederating  Canadian railways show distinct increase in earnings for the  month of August thus evidencing the growth and development  of the country.  Owing to the fatalities in the  Vanderbilt cup race at the  Long Island -course the race for  the Grand Prix^was called off.  It may be taken to Savannah, Ga.  The Japanese government has  inaugurated a crusade against  Socialism, and has: arrested  bomb makers who sought to destroy the emperor.c  and discussing the best methods  of providing ways and means.  The hospital project at Ladysmith was , referred to and the  deserving position of Nicola  valley emphasized. The government would do more than its  share in the establishment of  the hospital and would contribute from 50 c nts to $1.00 per  day for every public patient  treated in the hospital. Dr.  Williams was confident that  fully $10,000 by way of grant  could be secured from the government. The hospital as proposed locally would cost in the  neighbourhood of $18,000. The  miners would contribute so much  capital per month towards the  maintenance and in ..this way.  would receive free treatment.  \A lengthy discussion followed  during which the various phases  of the project were carefully  treated. The miners developed  good debating talent, amongst  those who spoke being Fred;  Gay, J. Wi lcocks, J. Holsworth,  R_ Brown, W. Ridyard, E. Limb  and others. Addresses were delivered by J. Graham, manager  of the Coal Hill Syndicate, C.  Graham, superintendent of the  Nicola Valley Coal and Coke Cq.  G. F. Ransom and S. N. Dancey  after which the matter was submitted to the men and unanimously approved. . A meeting  of  A plot to kill President Taft  was unearthed at Millbury, Mas.  the story being told to an. aunt  of the President. The police  are working on the case.  The world is going to be influenced largely in its opinion of  the horticultural resources andJ  possibilities of Canada and more^  particularly of the province of  British Columbia and of the  Pacific Northwest by what is to  be seen at the first Canadian  National Apple Show to be held  at Vancouver : October 31st to  November 5th inclusive, and the  world's judgment is not going to  be a disappointment for the exhibition promoters because any  and.all districts which are growing apples will be. represented at  the Big Show. . -.  The great apple exhibition will  be housed in the Vancouver  Horse Show Association building  near the~north entrance to Stanley Park and a large' temporary  structure covering all of Alberni  street for a distance of a block.  The buildings /will have a grand  total of: 98,640: square feet of  floor space.  BETTER MOTIVE POWER  T. P. O'Connor, the celebrated  journalists and politicain from  across-the-water-is���in-Ganada  and will visit Vancouver and  Victoria where will be tendered  receptions,  The police of Los Angeles are  making a world wide search for  the men who dynamited the  Times building. Every country  on the face of the globe are joining in the hunt for thc murderers.  Engine 513 has been appropriated to the Nicola branch thus  increasing the tonnage possibilities and insuring a better service.  An additional thirty minutes  has been added to the running  time from Spences Bridge to  Nicola the addition being made  between Merritt and Nicola thus  providing for the switching.   On  One registered Jersey Bull "Saturn"  born   February   27,   1910; sire, "Silver  Dawn" of "Saturna" and dam, "Lady  Betty of Saturna."  For further particulars apply to  Manager, Quinsharden Ranch.  Dot. B.C.  Water Notice  Notice is hereby given that an application will be made under Part V. of  the "Water Act, .909," to obtain a  license in the Kamloops Division of  Yale District.  a. The name, address and occupation  of the applicant' Charles M. Winny,  Middlesboro; Engineer.  b. The name of the lake, stream or  source [if unnamed, thc description is]  Jesse Creek.      ' '  c. The point of diversion about the  centre of Lot 1900.   ���  d. The quantity of water applied'for  [in cubic feet per second.]    One.  c.    The   character  of the   proposed  works.    Ditch or flume.  .  f.    The premises on which the water  is to be used [describe some.]   My preemption No. 921 and Lot 1900.  g. The purposes for which the water  is to be used.'   Irrigation and domestic.  h. If for irrigation describe the land  iutended to be irrigated, giving acreage. Part of pre-emption No. 921 and  part of Lot 1900, about 80 acres. '  j. . Area of Crown land intended to'  be occupied by the proposed works.  None. '-  ��� k. This notice was posted on the 7th  day of October, 191-,��� and application  will be made to the Commissioner on  the 7th day of November, 1910.  1. Give the names and addresses of  any riparian proprietors or licensees  who or whose lands are likely to be  affected by the' proposed works, either  above or below the outlet. None.  '    ..'���"C.'-M. WINNY.  Merritt, B. C:  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the best.  In every department we aim to please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL  TRADE   A   SPECIALTY.  Bast of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  GEO. McGRUTHER, Prop.  Merritt, B. C.  iiiiwiii inn ������_���!����� niiii hi  PHONE  24  Nicola Volley Transfer  Company  TRUCKING    AND  Lumber, Lath, Lime,  DRAYING   A    SPECIALTY  DEALER   IN ... .  Cement, Hay, Grain and Feed  Trucking  and Droying  It matters' not what class of  hauling it is I can give you  the best of service and  prices will suit you.  GEORGE RICHES  Granite Avenue - MERRITT, B. C.  Us Supply You  With Bread  We are installing an up-to-date bakery and will be in a position  to supply you with the best quality of bread.  We will have a  delivery   wagon  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.  Stables:    Coutlee Avenue  Merritt, E.  C.  Orders Promptly Executed.  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.  Watch for the Christmas Number  of The Nicola Valley News  The many Nicola friends of  Capt. Argall for some time in  charge of the Iron Mask mine  outside of Kamloops, will be glad  to know that he. has recovered  sufficiently fr^m his recent serious illness as to leave the hospital.  The. Grand view branch of the  Royal bank in Vancouver was  held up and the rob3rs got away  with over $500. The holdup occurred while the fficers, of the  bank were just closing up and in  view of a number of residences  of the community. ..'.'"..������  -o���  Eighteen more' Chineese were  captured on board the Empress  of India when the steamer arrived at Victoria. They attempted to evade the headtax on the  ground that they were merchants and carried a letter to a  Vancouver firm and false darfts.  It will be the finest publication ever issued in  the upper country. Prof use 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 tha paper has its life and being.  Issue Goes to Press December 16th. Friday, October 21, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Coal    Coal    Coat  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.  LUMP  DOMESTIC  is the ��� finest household  coal to" be had and it is  delivered in Merritt for  $ 10.00 per 2  Ton  Lots  Cash with order.    Prompt deli ye  Joseph Graham  . Manager.  P. O. Box   17. Merritt, B. C.  What Our Correspondents  Have to Say  SAVONA  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  LYTTON, B. C.  One of the oldest and  best hostelries in the  district. Good accommodation in all depart-  partments.  A. F.   HAUTIER,   - -  Prop.  LYTTON, B. C.  McVittie & Cokely  Dominion and Provincial  and Surveyors  Irrigation   Work  a  Specialty.  Office over Bank of Montreal.  Merritt, B. C.  A. W. McVITTIE  D.L.S., B.C.L.S.  L. S. COKELY  D.L.S.. B.C.lA  WHEN  your think of  Insurance  you think of  HUTCH  An acre and a half  Easy Terms.  on Quilchena Ave.  The  John Hutchison  Company.  "Where it Pays to Deal"  MERRITT, B.C.  J. E. Ross, land surveyor, and  party passed through Savona  last week en route to the Summer range to do some survey  work.  Capt. Trimm, of Westham  Island is paying his annual visit  to Savona. He is accompanied  by his daughters, the Misses  Maggie and Ruth Trimm.  Large shipments of potatoes  are now being made from Savona  as many as ten teams being engaged in hauling. The potatoes  are being shipped by Chinamen  who have large tracts of land  under lease at this point.  The population of Savona has  increased largely this-year but  now a decline is expected and  for this reason: A few nights  ago "the stork" was seen hovering around and a misguided individual shot "it". "It" proved  to be a pelican but, nevertheless,  Sa'vonians think it was the death  blow to their hopes to rival other  places in the race for increase of  population. ;.  The large area of land popularly known as Bates' Flat, which  was recently purchased by an  eastern syndicate from Smith  Curtis, will be in crop next year.  Mr. Anderson, who is managing  the concern, has contracted for  40 tons of seed potatoes while he  also has the plows on the ground  and intends to start work right  away. His company is known  as the B. C. Orchardists, Ltd.  For the first year the company  intends to raise potatoes and hay  and will then set out the land in  fruit trees and subeivide it.  A. B. Ferguson, proprietor of  the Lake View. Hotel, has gone  to the coast on a trip. He will  be accompanied on his return by  his daughter Miss Rita Ferguson  who has just graduated from  St. Paul's Medical School.  H. Baynes, who purchased 100  acres or so on Deadman's Creek  from L. H. Beamish, known as  Tobacco Flat, has bought Buse's  ranch near Kamloops, the deal  being put through by Tom  Campbell. Mr. Baynes intends  to go into horse raising and recently imported two carloads of  registered Clydes from Scotland.  The accommodation at the  Lake View Hotel has been so  taxed,o��=late-that-mine=host=Fer���  guson has converted the town hall  into bed rooms. A scheme is  now on foot to erect a new town  hall, a joint stock company to be  organized for the purpose.  H. J. Baker and family returned last week from a trip to  the old country.  Victor Spencer of David Spencer, Ltd., was in Kamloops last  week and purchased a bunch of  grey Percherons for his firm's  delivery wagons. The price  paid averaged $283 per head although the horses were unbroken.  Two cars of cattle were shipped  from here to New Westminster  this week.  The Ashcroft races last week  were a big success.  Journal: Mr. and Mrs. Edgar  Lunn with their young hopeful,  Bubbles, are spending a week's  holidays with their old time  friends, Mr. and Mrs. Rowlands.  placing a Nicola valley man in  the field for the nomination in  connection with the approaching  bye-election in Yale will be considered. All Conservatives resident within the district are  invited.  PRINCETON  The fire brigade will likely be  reorganized now that the waterworks system has been provided.  In the column "Ten Years  Ago" in the Star appears two  interesting items: "Al Johnson accepted the position of driving the stage from Princeton to  Nicola....Frank Bailey has arrived from Greenwood with instructions from Andrew Laidlaw  to put men at work on his coal  claim on Whipsaw creek."  The British Columbia Portland  Cement Co. is making rapid  strides in the establishment of  its industry near Princeton. A  townsite has been selected on  the Similkameen river opposite  Westwood's orchard and a model  town will be built up.  J. H. Kennedy, chief engineer  of the V. V. and E. railway, who  has been suffering from muscular  rheumatism, has been removed  to the hot springs in Oregon.  Princeton wants a watchmaker  and jeweler. H. A. Massonat  has been forced to retire because of serious illness.  The crops through this district  are pretty well up to the average.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Harold W. Ebbs  Canavan, of Victoria. Ii. 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  ouse  f  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  Agent for Mendelsohn  and  Heintzman Pianos.  You can hardly anticipate the wonderfully improved appearance that follows a coat of paint  for the house or store.  Sherwin   Williams   Paints  and Varnishes  are acknowledged to be the best and you can  can do your own paintimg during leisure hours.  Full line of ready mixed paints always in stock.  Call and get a specimen card.  G. B. Armstrong,  MERRITT,  B.C.  _  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola  Merritt  HELP ALONG THE BAND  Last week The News opened a  subscription column for the recently organized band. The  paper had not been off the Dress  only a.few minutes when J. B.  Whipple of Messrs. Whipple &  Fleming, the contractors, asked  to have the name of his firm put  down for $10. "The band is  certainly a worthy cause and I  hope that everybody helps it  along," he declared. "We certainly need a band in Merritt the  worst way and the present band  has done well so far." Other  subscriptions are invited for it is  necessary that the band have  funds in order to promote organization work as well as to secure additional instruments and  other equipment.  If your name does not appear  in the list make sure that it is  fhere*next-weekir=Remember=it  is a duty.  Previously subscribed $211.50  Whipple & Fleming......    10.00  Nicola Valley News..      5.00  When a man wants a good  SHAVE  he has to patronize a gcod shop.  St ar Re st a u r a n f  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.  And  that's one reason why he should  come here.  All   classes  of ' tonsorial    work  factorily executed.  satis-  W. E. Johnston  Voght St.  Brown's Old Stand.  MERRITT, B.C.  Quilchena  Hotel  Quilchena, B. C.  One of the finest hotels in the upper  country. Excellent accomodation for  travellers and tourists. Hot and cold  water baths. ,. Best of wines and liquors.  Terms $2.00 a day and upwards.  The  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, .C.  ".hoicest of Beef, Mutton, etc., always on hand-  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.   ���*'-"-,  T. HESLOP, Prop.  Severe attacks of rheumatism are often  responsible for cases of organic heart  trouble.    At - any - rate   it  is   foolish   to  <<  grin and bear it.  tt  THAT CHRISTMAS NUMBER  ASHCROFT  The News is receiving every  encouragement at the hands of  the public in the preparation of  its Christmas number. Many  orders have already been filed  and the management is sparing  no effort to make the issue one  that will fully justify the interest that is being manifested by  the patrons of the paper.  Jos. Guichon  Proprietor  RHEUMATIC REMEDY  --o-  EVERY BOOST HELPS  William Maxwell is again in  charge of the local C. P. R.  agency, Mr. Cameron having  gone to Hammond.  Large shipments of potatoes  are being made from this point.  Ashcroft and Walhachin played to a draw in the last football  fixture.  James Stone, one of the pioneers of Cariboo, died at Barker-  ville aged 67 years.  Mining operations in the vicinity of Barkerville are very  active at present.  The Similkameen Star says:  "Merritt is about three years old  and has a population of over  1000 souls. The town is growing rapidly and is now about to  be incorporated. Evidently  there is no hoodoo in that progressive burg."  I0NAL  APPLE SHOW  OCT. 31  -TO-  5  would likely  cure your  case,  beneficial   in   all    forms    of  =muscul3rj4=inflanirnatory��� ?���"*  bottle costs only $1.00.  Anything you  buy  with the name  It has proved  Rheumatism ���  g\_>l_.��.jr.-  CONSERVATIVE MEETING  The Merritt and Middlesboro  Conservative association has called a meeting for Monday evening next, October 24, when delegates to the annual provincial  convention at Nelson will be appointed and other matters discussed.     The    advisability    of  HORSE SHOW BL0G.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  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  G B. POSTER  A. G. P. A.       Vancouver, B.C.  will  give   you  entire  satisfaction.  Sold and guaranteed by 2284  Gemmill & Rankine Merritt, B. C.  The B.andB.  Automobile Co.  SHOW ROOMS  New Masonic Temple Bldg.  Cor. Georgia and Seymour Sts.  Vancouver, B. C.  P. O. Box 367.  The  REO  The  FORD  The  WHITE  H. PRIEST, Photographer  Studio Opposite Public School  Films Developed  MERRITT, B.C.  'Three Removes are  Bad as a Fire"  as  But that is what you have to  pu up with when you are living  in arented 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. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday/ October 21,  1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY   ������:  Subscription $2.00 a.year . in- advance.  Six months $1.00  EDITOR  S. N. DANCEY  One dollar per inch per month for regula advertising:. 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 large contract advertising.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O. Box 20 Merritt. B.C  Phone 25.  Vancouver has been seized  with the home rule fever and has  already contributed handsomely  towards the fund to promote the  emancipation of Ireland. T. P.  O'Connor, the celebrated politician and journalist, has stirred  up enthusiasm to the highest  pitch and Ireland will surely re-  ��� ceive  substantial  support from  - her sons throughout the length  and breadth of Canada before  her favored son returns. The  question of home rule for Ireland is too old to require any in-  - traduction  but  the cause  is as  good today as it ever was.    We  " hope that the hour will soon come  ^ whe^P"* Ireland will enjoy home  rule. ��� There are some who say  with home rule -Ireland would  soon become -disintegrated and  that strife would follow. But  Irishmen can go into other lands  and rise to the highest positions  and there is no reason why the  same ability and force could not  be employed in the. direction of  her own affairs for no one'denies  the ability of the Irish as statesmen and executors. The least  , that could be granted in the way  of concession would be to give  home rule a fair trial and the  whole world will watch witn interest for the result.  should be make before a tragedy  occurs within our city gates.  It is lamentable that some  means cannot be devised through  which ah addition'could be procured to the local school. Hyland's hall has been converted  into a temporary overflow class  room but the scholars are laboring tin der conditions that are  distressing to say the least. They  have no desks with the "result  that they "have to do all writing  on their knees. They are deprived of other conveniences and  it is pretty nearly time that the  trustees looked into the matter.  The -present school building  should have at least two additional class rooms because the  growth of the city's population  means an ever increasing school  attendance and the classes have  long    since'     outgrown     their  British Columbians should take  an active interest.in  the apple  show which it is proposed to hold  in the   city   of Vancouver from  October 31 to November 5. While  the show has been designated as  the Canadian   Apple Show, the  primary purpose  is  to show to  the rest of Canada and in fact  the whole   world   the   splendid  fruit possibilities of this fertile  province.    The fruit growing industry in British Columbia is but  in its incipient stages.     In  the  course of a few years hundreds  and thousands of acres of land  that are now waste will be given  over to the cultivation of fruit.  We have the soil and the climatic  conditions and everything is conducive to successful culture and  it but remains for the horticulturists to become active in  the  promotion of the industry. Nicola  valley should look to the apple  show as a medium through which  the possibilities of this district  can be made known.      We are  sending an exhibit arid we should  seek to make it so representative  and so   attractive -in   point   of  quality that it will leave no doubt  with any one as to the splendid  resourcefulness of the valley not  alone in the matter of agriculture but in  the matter;of fruit  culture, v It is an opportunity to  be prized and we .hope and trust  that the local fruit growers, few  though they may be, will not allow, it to" pass without improving  it to their own advantage as well  as to the advantage of the fruit  growing industry.  look after themselves that they  would not look to Ottawa to pull  them out of the hole. Of course  it is to the best interest of Sir  Wilfrid Laurier and his government that the provincial party  should be strong but any effort  on his part or the part of the government can only serve to humiliate the local leaders and to arouse jealousy and indifference  throughout the rank and file of  the party.  quarters.  The miners of Middlesboro as  well as those ��� employed in the  other local collieries are to be  warmly congratulated upon the  generous contribution they have  made towards the establishment  ment of a general hospital in this  district. It.wastr.uly magnanimous on their part and the onus  now rests on the good people of  Nicola valley to do their share  towards securing an institution  the need of which is sorely felt  and the character of which is  humanitarian jn the deepest and  fullest sense. It is almost assured  that we will h&ve a hospital and  it begins to look as though there  would be fully.$20,000 available  with the government grant.  The government is still silent  in the matter of a night policeman fo.r Merritt. Last Saturday night's tragedy, although it  was seif, outride the town, goes to  show$lst.what the citizens of  Merritt may expect unless they  receive protection during the  night hours. There are all  classes of men roaming about the  town throughout the night and  some of them are of the type to  provide criminals. The government surely has money enough  to-pay the salary of an additional  officer    and    the    appointment  That the new liquor license law  is working well is the testimony  of Colin Campbell who is now  completing a tour of inspection  through the province. "There  seems to be a disposition on t'^e  part of.rthe hotelmen to meet us  half, way in this .matter and it is  well that :th'ej*:! do because ~we  propose to enforce the law to the  letter." The inspector has left  no doubt as to the determination  of the government. In the meantime the local optionists are still  agitating and it only goes to  show that it would be impossible  to please all classes it mattered  not how drastic would the legislation or how stringent the enforcement. But the new law is  doing its work and it satisfies the  vast majority of thinking men  and that is all the government  needs to look after.  There are too many men of  the . worthless type strolling  about, the.streets of Merritt and  molesting^the^citizens.^^One^can^  hardly walk down the street  without being accosted by one  of this class in search of money  to buy food or drink. There is  an abundance of work in this  community and no honest or industrious man has any cause to  be idle for one moment. The  police would do well to rid the  town of these characters.  The investigation into the  methods through which the  Chinese are coming into this  country under the guise of merchants is revealing a condition  of affairs that is almost astounding. A cold million dollars has  been lost to the country through  the operation of the scheme and  there promises to be some interesting developments, possibly  involving some rather prominent  men before the investigation is  brought to a close.  The announcemet that Ralph  Smith will lead the Liberals in  the province has aroused interest  in political circles. The plan appears to be that when the party  is again healthy and active that  Mr. Smith will become its leader.  But the question has arisen  whether^the local Liberals will  tolerate the federal interference  and accept Mr. Smith. One Liberal was very outspoken when  he said  that   if   they couldn^t  No! ice to Public  Hospital Sites  Wanted  Any party or parties desiring to offer sites for.  the proposed General  Hospital will confer a  favor by sending full  particulars to the secretary of the hospital sites  committee and the same  must be in the hands of  the secretary not later  than Tuesday, October  25th at 5 o'clock.  _������ .   John Hutchison  Secretary  Automobiles  Miss Pringle who will appear  with the Pringle Stock Company  in the opera house tonight and  tomorrow night.  VANCOUVER AUTOMOBILE AND  CYCLE CO., LIMITED  Garage and Salesrooms���  632-636 Seymour   Street,  Vancouver  "Cadillac"   "Oldsmobile"  "Oakland"  Touring  and Runabnut Models  "Rapid." Commercial Trucks.  Demonstrations Arranged.  lie Meetiiig  In Menzies' Hall  Thursday, October 28  To disscuss General Hospital for  Nicola Valley  The project is well in hand. The Middlesboro  miners have given assurance of liberal support  and it is up to the citizens of Nicola valley to do  their share. Policy will be formally laid before  meeting.  Everybody Welcome--Come  Chair Taken at 8 O'clock.  "We are living in an age of electricity."���Edison  Merritt Will Soon Have an Electric  Lighting System  You Shonld Have Your House or   Office Wired at Once.  The cheapest time to wire is when you are building-. ��� Wiring and  installing: fixtures a specialty. All classes of electrical jobbing-.  Electrical supplies of all kinds.  A. B. KENNEDY  Electrical Contractor.  Merritt, B. C.  NICOLA VALLEY INVESTMENT & LAND  CO., LIMITED  Offices Corner Quilchena and Voght Streets.  Farm Lands and Town Property.  MERRITT HOMESITES  AND BUSINESS PROPERTY  The future of Merritt as a Commercial, Industrial and  Mining centre is now assured  The Kettle Valley Railway will be Built  at an Early Date  Acre and half acre blocks at Merritt at today's prices  will prove profitable buying. Only a limited number  to sell.    Prices and full particulars from:  The  Diamond Vale  Supply Co., Ltd.  Terms to suit all  purses  Merritt, B. C.  J. P. BOYD     -    -     Manager.  Act now���profit  accordingly Friday, October 21, 1910  THE NIGOLA VALLEY NEWS  'Gemmill & Rankine Have It"  Hind's Honey and Almond Cream............. 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.  St. Michael's Church. Services  in Menzies' hall Sunday* Oct 23,  1910: 10 a. m. Sunday School,  11 a. m. morning prayer, 3 p. m.  service for men only, 7:30 p. m.  evening prayer.    Rev. T. Walker.  BUILDING VERY ACTIVE  The Ring of the Hammer Heard  on  Every Side in Merritt.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  : Mrs. Bert Smith is back from  the'coastjafter a pleasant stay  with friends.  ; j' Misses Elsie and  May  Currie  of Calgary are visiting with their  jsister, Mrs:-CM.   Winny,   Col-  lettville.  The Douglas Lake Cattle Co.,  shipped twelve cars of cattle to  the coast by Tuesday morning's  train. Two cars were shipped  at the same time by Fred Lauder  for the Prince Rupert Meat  Market, Vancouver.  Mrs. James Gray and family  will 'eave for Vancouver in a  few days to join her husband who  has been down there for some  little time. The departure of  Mrs. Gray, will be generally regretted by the good citizens of  Middlesboro as well as a host of  friends in Merritt. Deservedly  popular in all circles none will  forget her kind and generous  self or her cheering hospitality.  : B. P. Little is now in charge  of a surveying scheme in the vicinity of Kelowna. He has a  big staff with him.  -��--  John Fleming is back from  Vancouver where he wenl in the  interests of his firm. He succeeded in getting a number of  additional carpenters to assist  in rushing to completion the different contracts that the firm  has on hand.     :  R. H. Lyons, buyer for P.  Burns & Co. , was in Merritt  Tuesday morning. He took special note of the extensive  building operations in progress  all through the town. '.Things  are certainly booming here. One  of the best ways I have of telling  this is in the increasing amount  of freight I see in the local yards.  The volume of business is increasing."  Mrs. Charles Sasseville spent  the week end at Nicola with her  husband, the well known conductor on the local branch.  A Penticton motor party travelled over the summit between  Fairview and Keremeos, being  the first to negotiate, the trip by  motor.  J. B. Greaves leaves in a.few  days on a trip to California where  he will likely spend the winter  months. Mr. Greaves was one  of the early pioneers of ' the  southern state and he is anxious  to get back and look up old  scenes and acquaintances.  Anglican church, Nicola services ior Sunday, Oct. 23: 10 a.  m. Holy Communion, 7;30 p. m.  evening sermon. Rev. J. Thompson/ Vicar.  Mrs. Whipple and child  came  up from Vancouver  to join  her  husband, J. Whipple, of the con-  . tracting firm   of    Whipple    &  Fleming.  R. H. Leamy, Dominion government timber agent with headquarters at New Westminster  and John McKenzie, . federal  land agent, were in Canford for  several days this week investigating certain matters effecting timber limits and land holdings.  A. B. Kennedy who came up  from the coast to install the electrical fixtures in the new Bank  of Montreal residence, has decided to locate in Merritt permin-  antly. He will engage in the  electrical work exclusively as  well as carry a full stock of fixtures. Mr. Kennedy has come  at the right time and should  meet with good success in his  venture.  John Duncan left on Monday  for Coal City, 111., where in the  future he will live. Mr. Duncan's  many friends will wish him well  in his new home.  Mrs. Jos. Collett has hadas her  guests for several days her sister, Mrs. Fuerst, of Toronto,  with Mrs. Fuerst, Sr., also of  Queen City. They have returned  home and Mrs. Collett. accompanied them as far as Kamloops  where they spent a couple of  days with friends.  The engagement of the Pringle  Stock Co. in Menzies' hall this  week has been attended by the  best of success.     Good houses  greeted the players every night  and the quality  of the productions was such as to fully sustain the splendid reputation that  this well known company enjoys  locally.    Tonight and tomorrow  night   the   attractions   will   be  especially strong and  the same  good patronage is anticipated.  ���o    HARDWAREYFIRM COMING  Building is unusually active in  Merritt just at present and forces  of carpenters and workmen are  being rushed in from the coast.  The contractors have all th-. work  they can handle and pending  good weather conditions the  building boom will extend well  into the winter.  In   addition   to   the   business  blocks in the course of construction there are a large number of  residences going up.    The Minneapolis men who are placing the  Collettville   subdivision   on   the  market have let contracts for ten  houses which they will rent. The  approximate cost will be $12,000  and Messrs. Whipple & Fleming  will have the contract.   Abridge  will be   built  across   the   Cold-  water so as to give the residents  of   this new community   better  access to the town.  The frame for the new general  store of G. B. Armstrong is almost completed and the carpenters will start early next  week on the inside work as well  as the roof. The building being  erected by Jos. Collett on  Quilchena Ave. west is rapidly  taking form and wherever the  eye can see there are building  operations. The latest building  by J. S. Morgan is a distinct  credit to that part of the town.  The front will be closed in immediately and then the painters  will put on the finishing touches.  ontrea  Established 1817. Head Office:    Montreal  PAID UP CAPITAL $14,400,000. REST $12,000,000  Sir Edward Clous, on, Ban. ^President and General Manager.  Branches in all the principal cities and towns in Canada  also in London, Eng., New York, Chicago and Spokane.  '  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  BRANCHES IN NIGOLA VALLEY  NICOLA: MERRITT:  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager. S. L. SMITH, Acting Sub-Agent  For Values in   WATCHES  Call and See Us  We have a watch to suit every pocket.  We guarantee all watches, and if they are not satisfactory  we will refund your money.  Call and see our stock of Tie Pins, Fobs,  Wedding Presents  Etc.    Splendid values at  James Simpson's Jewelry Store  Repairs Guaranteed.        Watchmaker and Jeweler  MERRITT  OLDWATER  WILL OPEN SHORTLY  Joseph Food who is opening a  whole sale liquor store in Merritt  was in town over Tuesday night  completing the preliminary arrangements for starting business  in the Morgan block. He expects  to have his licence in a few days.'  Provincial News  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. McIntyre, prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  Methodist church services:  Nicola 11 a.m.,Lower Nicola 3 p.  m., Merritt 7p. m. Subject, The  Educational Work of the Church.  J. W. Hedley, M.A., Pastor.  The Consolidated Mining and  Smelting Co. at its annual meeting in Trail reported a capitalization of $7,500,000 and a net  profit for the year of $309,945.  Mrs. W. E. Potter who left  Nicola several weeks ago for the  coast has gone to Mobton; South  Washington, and will not be back  until spring. Her daughter, little  Miss Dorothy, is not in the best of  health and it is thought that the  winter's change will do her good.  They are stopping with friends  Tn^Mobton.       ������     ���      ��� r   *"  A meeting of the Ladies' Guild  of St. Michael's church will be  held at the residence of Mrs.  Shuttleworth, Coutlee, on Wednesday, November 2, at 2.30  o, clock.  Mr. and Mrs. G, Boothroydand  children returned Tuesday night  from Tacoma where they, have  been living for the "past few  months. They have come back  to Merritt to stay and Mr. Booth-;  royd says that he has never been  satisfied since he left here and  that Merritt is good enough for  the best of them.  Mrs. J. P. Boyd went down to  Spences Bridge Tuesday morning  to meet her mother, Mrs. Hous-  ton, eh route from her home in  Golden to visit in Merritt for a  few weeks.  Frank Jackson came down  from the Triangle ranch Saturday night and spent the week  end with his brother, Archie  Jackson. Mrs. Jackson accompanied him..;  Merritt has an auto livery with  two good cars in service. R.  Studebaker who has been running  an auto livery between Nanaimo  and Alberni through the summer  months came in last week end  with a big 90 horse power Chad-  wick and a 45 horse power Olds-  moble. He has been kept pretty busy this week and the out-,  look is very encouraging.  Charles Hunter, of Phoenix, a  member of the firm of Hunter,  Kendrick Co., with J. R. Saunders, manager of the firm's store  in  Greenwood, were in  Merritt  for a couple of days this week  arranging for the opening of a  branch of their hardware  business here.      Mr.   Hunter   was  more than pleased with the local  situation and gave tangible evidence of his faith in the future  of'the=towffby^pufeha_sing a lot  on Quilchena Ave. just east of  Garcia street.     A building will  be erected for the hardware business but it is not likely that the  firm will open up before the end  of the year because it will take  that time to prepare the premises  and to arrange other details. The  coming of the Hunter, Kendrick  Co. to Merritt is worthy of more  than passing notice inasmuch as  this firm is one of the strongest  mercantile   institutions  in   the  province.   o ���  Savail, the Samoan volcano is  in eruption.  The trial of  Dr.   Crippen   on  murder charge begins in London.  German aeronaut is believed to  be leading the Gordon-Bennett  balloon race.  Sti'ike of the street car employees in Winnipeg is averted by  proposal for arbitration.  You. Need  a   Winter   Suit  It is a question that confronts every man just about now.  I have a complete line of the best old country cloths and give  the best of satisfaction in both workmanship and quality of  goods.       Prices are reasonable and will fit the smallest purse.  Just opening up in the Old Nash Building, Quilherf, /\t.  Two doors west of the new Coldwater Hotel.  CLEANING AND PRESSING A SPECIALTY  GIVE ME A TRIAL AND IT     ILL PAY YOU  C. STEPHENSON, Merchant Tailor  MERRITT, B. C.  Spain resumes diplomatic relations with Portugal but defers  recognization of republic.  Detectives working on Los  Angeles dynamite outrage arrest  woman in San Francisco.  MEW mMQARiAI   DABB ABQ  i��s����b���rwi��vviiinb~l HlibVHV  T  Word from Kamloops hospital  is to the effect that Mrs. Pomfray, who was operated on for  appendicitis, is doing well and  the doctors are looking for an  early convalescence. Her many  friends are pleased with the favorable report.   ������o  ��� 1  Little Stanley Barwick, son of  Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Barwick?  who was unfortunate in breaking  his collar bone a few days ago,  is able to be around again. The  little fellow was playing with his  companions when he fell sustaining a fracture of the collar  bone, but fortunately the injury  was not as serious as; it might  have been, and with good medical  care and nursing he soon recovered with from the effects.   '���  CONDITIONS IN LABRADOR  In a recent letter to the press  Dr. Grenfell, the deep sea missionary, tells of the conditions  of far off Labrador. He says  while thousands of acres of land  are being set aside for timber  and pulpwood a more profitable  investment would be to raise  herds of reindeer. The possibilities in this line he describes  as immense.  Conditions amongst the settlers were pitiable, some of them  slowly starving to death. Dr.  Grenfell told of one . instance  where hunger-maddened dogs  deliberately devoured a small  boy before his parents could rescue him. "In my eighteen years'  association with Labrador conditions are worse than I have yet  seen them," was his serious  statement.    ���  Tropical hurricane is sweeping  over Florida, doing immense  damage to shipping anc partialy  wrecking towns.  J  Mayor of Tokyo in New York  makes plea that Japan and  United States should join together for the promotion of peace.  The provincial government has  made an extra appropriation of  $125,000 for fighting forest fires  throughout the province.  Julia Ward Howe, the noted  author and philanthropist, died  at Middletown, R. I.  I  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  J  u  BROWN & DURHAM  PROPRIETORS  Charles Dake, one of the best  known newspapermen of Nelson  and one of the pioneers of that  district, suicided at Prince Rupert. He left Nelson last month  for the coast. "Deceased came to  Nelson in the early nineties and  was one of the late John Houston's partners.  Nicola Valley  Wholesale Liquor  Store  will open for business in the Morgan building  on Quilchena Ave., on November 1st. The  choicest of wines, liquors and cigars will be  carried in stock. Families supplied and all  orders filled promptly.  JOSEPH FOOD  Proprietor. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, October 21,  1910  Honje and Cattle  '-Breeding Ranch  '-' ". ' .'���'".������*'     ���  George Fraser Will Convert the  McCulloch Ranch Into Live  Stock Producer.  A modern horse and cattle  breeding farm represents the  : the policy of George Fraser, ex-  M. L. A. of Victoria who has  just purchased the well known  McCulloch ranch in the Aspen  Grove district the sale of which  was reported in last week's issue  of The News.  While the McCulloch ranch  comprises but 3000 acres, Mr.  Fraser has purchased and preempted an additional 10,000 acres  so that he will have ample scope  in promoting the industry. Thirteen pure bred hackney brood  mares as well as an imported  stallion will be brought in together with heavy horses and  though the the hackney type of  horses will be specialized it is  the plan of the promoter to cater  to the heavier classes as well. .  In the cattle  Mr.   Fraser will  breed white  Herefords   exclusively and towards the necleus of  a herd he will contribute several  .imported   animals of the  thoroughbred stock as well as utilize  the ��.00 head purchased from Mc-  .Culloeh Bros. '  When completed  the enterprife will be one of the  ���most important.in the valley and  will be invaluable  in  promoting  .the usefulness  and efficiency of  the live stock industry in this district.    Thousands of dollars are  being  expended  and   nOj effort  will be spared  to provide every  'facility.  Mr. Fraser is one of the best  known druggists in Victoria. He  is widely known throughout the  province and was conspicuous  for many years as the representative of Grand Forks in the provincial house. "I intend to do  this thing up right. I don't  know of any district in -British  Columbia better adapted to the  breeding of horses and cattle  than the very district in which  I am locating. The McCulloch  ranch is one of the finset I have  seen. I have had my eyes on it  for a* long time and I finally succeeded in getting it." This was  the terse but interesting statement of Mr. Fraser in conversation with The News.  Discussing Merritt he was very  enthusiastic. "It is the greatest town for its age that I have  seen in the province. I see many  marked changes during the past  few weeks alone and if the town  can keep up this pace, and I be-  -lieveit-will,���Merritt���will=be=one  of the greatest commercial centres in the upper country."  The man who has been at Mr.  Fraser's right hand in the promotion of this enterprise and in  the working out of the details  was Hugh McGuire and to him  is due much of the credit for the  success that has attended the  preliminary work. Mr. McGuire  is well known locally and his  many friends are glad to know  that he is doing well.  George and William McCulloch  will go to Vancouver to live and  will be followed by the best  wishes of their many friends in  this district.  represent its interests.   -  We are heartily in accord with  your efforts, as we believe the  resources of Nicola valley are  well worth the best efforts that  can be given their, development.  As evidence of this, we have in  the past year ourselves invested  in the coal lands in and around  Merritt, and have also shown our  confidence in the ultimate growth  of Merritt by placing ourCollett-  ville Addition on the market and  recently acquiring part of Lot  125, which we shall shortly place  on the market. We also interested other Minneapolis capital  and formed the Pacific Coast  Colliery Company, whose development tr date has well sustained our early confidence in the  value of the Nicola valley coal  field.  As we notice you contemplate  publishing a special Christmas  edition of your valuable paper  relative to the present develop  ment and great resources of the  valley, we should be glad toco-  operate with you in any way possible to make the edition a success. As we believe the development of the coal resources of the  valley must ultimately prove the  controlling factor in the upbuilding of Merritt, we should be glad  to have you include in your edition a history of the development  of the Pacific Coast Colliery Company and to show some pictures  of the progress made to date.  If this  meets with  your ap  proval, we should be glad to de  fray any extra cost to you in getting up such an article, furnishing you  with pictures   and any  information you may desire.  Kindly let us know the cost or  probable cost of such  an article  of a page or half a page, pro  vided we  took several  hundred  copies of the edition.  Wishing you every success in  your efforts and in the prosperity  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:  No.  BOUQUETS KEEP COMING  Big American Concern Pays Tribute to  Nicola Valley News.  : The following letter from the  Northwestern Underwriters'  Association of Minneapolis  speaks for itself:  The Editor, Nicola Valley News,  '        -Merritt, B. C.  Dear Sir:  We wish to express our appreciation of the services of your  ably edited paper toward the  upbuilding and general welfare  of Nicola valley. We believe it  is to the credit of any community  to, have such an intelligently  edited   and well printed paper  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  485  =494=  508  515  540  556  557  559  571  575  579  595  606  614  616  630  650  670  671  684  687  690  742  749  763  765  772  819  828  883  884  897  924  929  932  939  968  971  975  976  996-  997  1001  1005  1009  228  284  337  424  483  522  792  870 '  919  947  NAME  Abley, Henry V   Ahearn, Michael Francis   Anderson, Peter   Applebee, Harry Pendred...  Armstrong, C. N. F   Bain, James Gibson   Barlow, Louis Ernest   Bell, William   Brophy, Michael Edward   Burk, Thomas   Cameron, John Angns   Davidson, Jas. McMaster ...  Dumond, Mark   Dunn, Ernest Arthur   Dunnan, David   Evans, Isaac   Farzer, Grove R   Fenn, Richard Playford   Frisken, William   Gavlin, Eric   Glvan, John A   Gillespie, Hugh   Halpin, Edward   Hann, Edmund   Harris, William   Harvey, William Smith   Hensen, Thomas   Hilderbrand, Wm. John......  Hilton, Ronald...............  Homan, Miles Leslie    Inches, David   inglis, Daniel   Jardine, William Douglas  Jarvis, Lewis Wyndham   Kallin, Andrew   King, George Lewis . .  Knight, William   Langley, Walter.   Langley, Charles.   Lawson, Charles Henry.   "LehamT^AlberirEdward .....".  1. loyd, Richard Godfrey W. ..  Logan, Henry Haslett .......  Marchant, Mike... (..  Merten, Gerald Raphael   Metcalf, George   Meyers, John William   Moncriff, Henry   Moore, Frederick George  Morgan, John Rhys   Murphy, Denis.   MacDonald. Daniel   McCormick, Pius   McCullock, Eneas   McDonald, Lachlan   McKay. John   McMillan, Frank   McMillan, Hugh   McRae, Alexander D   McTaggart, William Ewen D.  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 Hal ton   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  and  success  of  your  paper, we  beg to remain  Respectfully yours,  Northwestern Underwriters  Assn.  By Geo. H. Derry, President.  BRITISH COLUMBIA HORSE  Squadron orders No. 18 by Major  Flick  commanding "D" B. C.  Horse.  Merritt, Oct.. 21, 1910.  Dismounted drill: Nicola,  Wednesday 8 p. m.; Merritt,  7:30 p. m.; Lower Nicola, Saturday 7:30 p. m. until further notice. Officers, N. C. O.'s and  men will parade in uniform.  Duty: Capt. Nash will arrange  an officers' and N. C. O.'s duty  roster for Nicola. Supernumerary Lt. Campbell will take alternate duty at Merritt with O. C.  squadron.  .   O. C. squadron  will  take the  weekly parade at Lower Nicola.  Charles Flick, Major,  O. C. "D" B. C. Horse.  ELECTORIAL RIDING OF YALE  TAKE NOTICE  That 1 will hold a. court of revision in the court  house at,  ASHCROFT  on Monday,   November 7, 1910  to hear and determine all objections to names  on the voters list for the electoral riding of  Yale. Thc list of objections is published elsewhere in this issue.  H. P. CHRISTIE.  Repristrar of Voters,  Yale Electoral Riding-,  Ashcroft. B. C  Dated this 5th day of October, 1910.  Yale  Rocky Point, Savonas  Ruby Creek  Merritt  Agassiz  Ashcroft  Merritt  Spatsum  Black Canyon, Ashcroft  do  Agassiz   .  Basque Siding  Ashcroft  Spences B.iidge  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  "Ashcroft ^-^^  Middlesboro  Agassiz  Spatsum  Agassiz  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  do  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land Dis  trict.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Henry Buell Hicks,  of Nicola, B. C. occupation Civil  Engineer, intends to apply for- permission to' purchase the following  described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about  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.  I have opening lip a Lumber Yard on  Voght street just across from the G. 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. ftll^Orders 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.  M. L. GRIMMETT  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank pf Montreal  Nicola - - Merritt  At Merrilt Monday, Wednesday, Friday  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  for  a good  square meal.    Best   of  accomodation and comfort  Rate 4I.50 per dav  Dated this 5th day of October, 1910.  H. P. CHRISTIE,  Registrar of Voters.  DAILY   STAGE  SERVICE  A stage will leave the Merritt  livery stables every morning at  8 o'clock for the end of construction on the Kettle Valley up the  Coldwater. Stage leaves the  other end at the same hour daily.  Baggage and express carried.  ALEX. COUTLEE Prop.  Merritt Livery and Peed Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses. Express meets  all trains!    Buggies for hire.  A. J. COUTLEE, Prop.,  Merritt, B. C.  LIMITED.  Real Estate and Insurance  Okanagan Lands  =^AIPCiasses~of inresfm^nts^Piarcdr^  Head Offices:  Vernon, B. C.  Lytton's Popnlar Hotelry  Baillie Hotel  Good   Meals,   Good Comfortable  Beds and Best Serv:ce.     Rates  Reasonable.  Walter C Keeble  Proprietor,  LYTTON. B.C.  I Mirk  ^Asaya-Neuroll  "THENEWREMEDY    FOR  Nervous Exhaustion  "When convalescing from I<aGrip-  pe, Pneumonia or Wasting Diseases, nothing hastens the return  to health like a short period of  treatment with "Asaya-Nbu-  Rall. '' It/ feeds the nerves, induces restful sleep, quickens the  appetite, aids digestion, and soon  buoyancy of spirits and the sense  of restored vitality are attained.  Afewdosesconvince. $1.50 a bottle. Obtain from the local agent.  GEO. M. GEMMILI/,  Merritt, B. C.  Better 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 they would  have insured. They leave it too  late.  You owe it to yourself and to  your family to be protected  against loss and a policy in the  National Assurance Co., is one  of the. best protective agencies  in the world.  STRAIGHT I IFE PAY  IJ1-  . ENDOWMENTS.  NATIONAL ASSURANCE CO.  S. N. DANCEY, Agent  Merritt, B. C.  E Friday, October 21, 1910.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  TAX SALE NOTICE  Sale ot Mineral Claims for Unpaid Taxes, Nicola Assessment District  Province of British Columbia.  I hereby give 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  Home of the travelling public.  Name of Person Assessed  Deeks, W. E.  Deeks, W. E.  Portland   Mining Co...  ( t  * i  Philp, G.R7  Murray, Wm.  Murray, Wm.  Murray, Wm.  Name of Claim  King Solomon   Midnight   Covington   Portland   Vicksburg.   Quebec    Highland   Trapper   Catamount Fraction  Lacombe   Lot No.  1010  1011  1123  1124  1125  1126  1409  1516  1524  1515  Taxes Due  $38.00  51.00  13.00  11.00  13.00  13.00  11.25  13.00  " .50  12.50  Costs  Total Amt.  $2.00  $40.00  2.00  53.00  2.00  15.00  2.00  13.50  2.00  15.00  2.00  15.00  2.00  13.25  2.00  15.00  2.00  2.50  2.00  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, Tuesday,  the 23rd day of August, 1910.  Present:  HIS   HONOUR THE   LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR IN v-OUNCIL.  On the recommendation of the Honourable the  Attorney-General and  under the provisions of Gl  Victoria, chapter 54. 1S98,   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. 654. dated Ai-K.ust 3rd.  1910. provided that the "disabilities as to the  shootintr of the Columbia Shariitailed Grouse,  commonly known as 'Prairie Chicken', .shall 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 and is  hereby amended by inserti.-R. after the word  "Province", therein, the words "except in the  Yale, Kamloops, and Okana_ran Electoral Districts."  HENRY ESSON YOUNG.  Clerk, Executive Council  thence 40 chains north, thence 80  chains east, to initial 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 purchase the following descri bed 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  Augusts, 1910     39       Agent  Land Act-  Kamloops Division of Yale District.  District of Nicola.  Take notice that Ethel . Sawyer,  of 26 Lancaster Gate Terrace, occupation married woman, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a pof t planted at the  South West corner of Lot 714, thence  North 80 chains, thence West80 chains,  thence Soutff 80 chains, thence East 80  chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres. -  ���  ETHEL . ,' J YER.  Per Archibald "'.      cVittie.  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 Adams  Per Archibald W. McVittie.  July 17, 1910.       27-36  Land Act.; >  Kamloops Division of Yale  Land District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that George -. 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 ckains,  thence West 40 chains, thence North  40 chains to point of commencement.  GEORGE . SA ��� "i ER, Col.  Per Archibald '      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 along line of Naik Indian Reserve to  Nicola River, thence southerly along said river to  northwest corner of Lot 534, thence south 2  chains to point of commencement, containing: 100  acres more or less.  HENRY STANDLY CLEASBY.  August 5,1910. 28-37  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take .notice that Martin L.  Grimmett of Nicola, Barrister,  intends applying to_the Chief-  "Commissioner ofXands for permission to purchase the following kescri bed lands :  Commencing at a post planted  one mile west of the northwest  corner of Lot 1779, Pike mountain, thence east one mile, thence  south one mile, thence west one  mile, thence north one mile.  MARTIN L. GRIMMETT  Per Archibald W. McVittie  Augusts, 1910.       39   Agent.  .  Land Act    ���  Nicola Land District  District of Yale  Take notice that Robert Frank Morrison of Kelowna, B.C., occupation  Merchant, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  north west corner of lot 1154 thence  east forty-three (43) chains and seventy (70) links to the west boundary of  the land applied for by Louis Holman,  thence north sixty-six (66) chains and  fifty-five (55) links to the north west  corner' of Frederic Armstrong's land,  thence west forty-three (43) chains  and_(70XJinkj,__J;hejic_eXsputh_=sixth-:six_  T66Fchains and fifty-five (55) links to  the point of commencement and containing two hundred and ninety (290)  acres more or less.  Robert Frank Morrison  June 13, 1910.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.  District of Nicola.  Take notice that H. W. E. Canavan of Victoria,  B. C��� occupation civil engineer,  intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following- descibed  lands :  .. Commencing at a post planted at the N. W.  Corner Lot 354, thenee North 20 chains, thence  West 20 chains, thence South 40 chains, thence  East 20 chains, thence North 20 chains to point of  beginning, containing: 80 acres more or less.'  HAROLD W .EBBS CANAVAN.  August 5. 1910. 29-39.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.    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 cnains;  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  Water Notice.  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  chains to initial post.  William Thobipson  :*    Peter Marquart, Agent.  September 9, 1910.       31-40  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, hear Aspen  Grove, thence north 40 chains,  thence east 80 chaihs, thence  south 40 chains, thence west 80  chains. ';.'*.-'���  Charles McVitte  Per Archibald W.*, McVittie  July 17, 1910.       27-36.  -Land Act  District of Nicola.  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.  Take notice that Charles James Winney of  London. England, occupation gentleman, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the following- described lands:  Commencing at a post 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,  inj;ej^s_=to^apply==foE=permission  to purchase the following described lands.  Commencing at a post at the  Northwest corner of Lot 1761,  near Aspen Grove, thence west  one mile, thence north one mile,  thence east one mile, thence  south one mile.  Gladys Morgan  Per. Archibald W. McVittie.  July 17, 1010.       27-36  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.' Jane 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 east 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  and ditch or flume.  [f. The premises on whichthe water is to be  used���describe same���Hamilton Ranch.  g. The purposes for which the water is to be  used, irrigation and domestic.  h. If for irrigation describe the land intended  to be irrigated, giving acreage, 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 day of  Sept. 1910, and application will be made to the  Commissioner on the 26th day of October, 1910.  1. Give the names and add resses of any riparian  proprietors or. licensees who or whose lands arr  like y to be affected by the proposed works, either  cbo'or below the out let. none.  MRS. JANE CHRISTINA POOLEY  Nicola, B. C.  Land Act  '}.���.) 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:  Commencing at a post planted  at the northeast corner thereof,  said post being at the S. W. corner of Lot 714, thence 40 chains  south,   thence 80   chains  west,  Nicola���Kamloops Land District.  District of Yale.  Take notice that Edith Bateman Morgan, of the  town of Merritt,  B. C. occupation married  woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase  the following described Ianda: -  Commencing at a post planted at thc Southeast  corner of said lands, thence following the right  bank of the Nicola river. 30 chainB to the North  west corner of Lot 170, Group 1, Kamloops Divl  sion of Yale District, thence Southerly 5 chains to  point of commencement, containing 6 acres more  or less. .  EDITH BATEMAN MORGAN.  J. S. Morgan. Agent.  Aupust 30th, 1910:,-    29-38.  Land Act Notice  Nicola District. Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Fanny Mitchell  Adams of Southsea, England,  spinster, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described lands:  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 de-  Scribed lands.  Commencing at a post planted at the  southeast corner of Lot 1894, and running west 40 chains, thence south 80  chains, thence east 40 chains, thence  north 80 chains to point of commencement.  Sarah Winny.  R. H. i   nny, Agent.  Nicola, Sept 23, 1S10.       33-42  Water Notice  NOTICE is hereby given that an application will be made under Part V. of  the ',' ater 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)_____3.he_,name__of-the!ake,-strearn-or  source (if unnamed, the description is)  small -creek to the north of my preemption 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 26th 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  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 . St rickland.  Stanley Kirby, Agent.  Septrmber 9, 1910.       38-42  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 From 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  Spend  your summer vacation at  SAVONAS  along the shores of Kamloops Lake.    Splendid fishing and hunting.  Pleasure spot for  sportsmen  Lakeview Hotel  Provides  for your every want while you are enjoying the-beauty  Jof 'this popular resort.  Adam Ferguson, PropHeto,  Nicola Valley  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  ______  liie Nicola 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.  1  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.  rintini  No matter what you may require we can do it-do it well.  <grThe Nicola Valley News. n��;,._isaiu_j-_;;.7Si  i3MiMS;J3��!CS**fl1 Cifl  S��__?37��sEaTil__;_.-  8  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, October 21, 1910  ,     REALTY MARKET ACTIVE  Many Important   Deals  Put Through  . This Week. --  The realty market is very active in Merritt these days. Many  sales have been recorded this  week and mostly in inside holdings. One man bought a lot for  $600 Tuesday night and turned it  over the following morning for  $750. G. B. Armstrong and  William Mclntyre purchased the  lot ad j oining the old 'Coldwater  hotel, the price being in the  neighborhood of $1750. J. B.  Greaves who bought a double  corner on Quilchena Ave. at a  handsome figure has already been  offered a substantial advance on  his bargain.  George F. Ransom who went  into the realty business this'week  has  turned  over a number   of  deals and important ones too.  He has a number of sales pending and they will likely be completed this coming week. The  Nicola Valley Investment and  Land Co. which is now A. L.  Dingee and J. C. Conklin is doing a land office business, having put through several big deals  lately and having a number on  . he boards.  Amongst this week's purchasers were Chas. Hunter, of Hunt-  er-Kendrick   Co,    Jos.    Collett,  Harold E. Greigg,  T.  E. Clark,:  of Smith & Clarke, A. _S! Bennett,   William    Gray  of   Lower  Nicola, and others.  THE WORK CREW  The work crew came up from  the main line Monday evening  and will be located in thi? vicinity during the winter months.  The line from   Coyle   to,Nicola  will be re-ballasted; a siding will  be installed along the big cut between Coutlee and Merritt so as  to allow the steam shovel to get  into work, and other improvements will be carried out. The  crew is in charge of Conductor  Foley, one of the oldest men on  the road, and more familiarly  known as "Father" Foley, and  Engineer Al. Greatrix is in  charge of the engine.  IMPERIAL OIL COMING  Roy Pidgeon, representing the  Imperial Oil Co. was" in Merritt  yesterday on business associated  with his firm. Just. as soon as  premises can be secured a warehouse will be installed for storing cases and barrels and when  the business Warrants ��� it a tank  will be located here capable of  taking a. tank car. The very  fact that this company is coming to Merritt is evidence of the  fact that the town is awakening  interest on the outside.  IS  We have a very complete range of Fall 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.  Hand Knit Mufflers  A great protection for the throat and chest.  This little garment is a great favorite.  Try one of our leaders at  #1.25.  Boys' 2 and 3  Piece Suits  Smart little suits and big values at  $3.50, $4, $4.50, $5 and up.  Men's Sweater Coats  A Large Assortment  Ranging in Price from  $2.50 to $10.00  Men's Underwear  Knitted Wool Underwear a�� 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  Fall and Winter  Combinations in Silk and Wool  Special $4.50 and $5.00  Hygiene Ribbed  The Nicest Line  to be Had  $ 1.75 Suit  3 OU1113  ay  *T> *  Don't overlook that fall suit.   We are the headquarters for clothing.  If you want an Overcoat be sure and see ours, they are the best in town.


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