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 Vol. 1, No   41  ^.siative Ass^  PsIA -��������� I'OV 28 1910  i_�� ',?jmijr  t x.*y-*- r  MERRITT/ B.C.   NOVEMBER 25,  1910 L^l^V'^i^"!^ ^  Price 5 Cents  ecor��  overnment  ives  st on  In a Masterly Review the Premier Depicted  Wonderful Progress of British Columbia  Painted    Bright   Future   for  ..'"-,   Nicola Coal Fields  Hon. Richard McBride has  come and gone. It was not in the.  midst of the pleasantest conditions that he came amongst the  citizens of Merritt, but the warm  enthusiasm that greeted him  was more than recompense for  disagreeable elements of which  the weather man was author.  Tuesday night's train was almost two hours late and as a  result the meeting did not start  until well after 10 o'clock. The  plans of the committee to have  the band present and' to have a  torchlight procession were seriously disorganized by the torrents of rain that fell during the  evening.  Menzies' hall had been previously engaged, but G. B. Arm-  strong'sndepartmental store was  temporarily converted into' an  auditoriumi'and a splendid meeting place it made. The inclement weather together with the  late hour kept many away who  ��� would have attended but despite  thevadversities there was a good  attendance and the premier  spoke to a large and appreciative  audience.  As president of the Merritt,  Middlesbory and District Conservative Association H. S. Cleasby occupied the chair and in a  neat introductory speech introduced the premier as well as  Alexander Lucas. The address  of Mr. Lucas was brief but well  to the point and the greater part  of the time was given over to  the premier who used it to good  advantage in a discussion and  masterly review of the political  issues of interest to the people  of British Columbia and particu-  ^larly^he^electbrs^of^Yale.  listen to him, hinting at Mr. Mc-  ��� Bride's possible removal to the  federal arena. A stirring appeal  for support and Mr. Lucas resumed his seat amidst the enthusiastic applause of an appreciative audience.  Hon. Richard McBride.  It requires but the mention of  the name of Hon. Richard McBride in a public meeting in Merritt to demand a spontaneous and  I say I believe that Yale has  fared just as well and possibly  better than any other riding in  the province. I have shown no  favors to Yale because of the  great kindness she had shown  me but I have strived to keep her  wants before me so that I could  deal with them impartially and  honorably."  Here the premier dealt an invective at the critics who held  that if a riding returned an opposition member that it was punished by a scarcity of public  works, but 3 ou can find no truth  in that indictment. "We have  always tried to distribute the  public works and monies fairly  and honestly and I want no better evidence of the satisfaction  of the people than the verdict of  last November 25.." .-..-''  "And now you will ask me why  I have decided to sit for Victoria.  I thought that as I had sat for  the capital for upwards of. four  years and as they had " given  me such an emphatic endorsatino  last election, that it was my  plain duty to stand hy the. old  riding. I believe that-is-an-explanation, fair square and manly.  But I am still  of Yale  and for  sible for respectable people to  travel by themselves and not be  subjected to the unpleasantness  of being thrust up against the  lower elements in an overcrowded  coach.  D'Arcy Costigan formerly of  Revelstoke and Connaplix, has  taken over the office of accountant for the Diamond Vale Supply  Co.  Julien Likely to Make Fight  Oppose Lucas for Yale  Fred. Lumsden the well known  shoe man from Vancouver, was  in Meritt for several days this  week. The growing importance  of this town from a commercial  standpoint requir-es a longer stay  on the part of ' commercial men  and incidentally it furnishes evidence of growth and development.  ptolemy- McMillan  ALEXANDER LUCAS  Conservative  Nominee Who  Will be Yale's Next  Member  Mr. Lucas was well received.  He thanked the people of Nicola  valley for the many kindnesses  they had shown him and expressed the hope that he would  have their confidence in the  event of an election, "If elected,  arid I have no doubt but that I  will, I will give the riding an  impartial consideration. I will  never cease inquiring into her  needs and I have found that all  you have to do to find out what  they are is to be a patient  listener.  ' 'You will find that even though  the premier   has   retired   from  Yale you will have his sympathy  yet and I am quite satisfied that  you will get all you require. Mr.  . McBrido'is the head of the best  government   we    ever    had   in  British Columbia, a government  that has  done well  by  Yale in  the yast year and will continue  to do so, and I know and feej  confident that the electors of this  ridi ng are prepared tomorrow to  voice their approval of the splendid ������'policy  that has given  this  province   the   high   and   proud  standing that it occupies today."  Mr. Lucas paid a brief tribute  to the premier and pointed out  that it might be that in the not  far distant future we would have  to read his speeches rather than  whole hearted demonstration and  Tuesday night was no exception.  As the premier ascended the  platform he was greeted with  round after round of applause  and it was some minutes before  he proceeded.'  ==^I=feel=quite=satisfiedH.hat-the  generosity   that   has   kept you  waiting until such a late hour for  this meeting and which was  responsible for such a warm welcome is but an expression of the  appreciation with which you regard the government and I want  to thank you from the very bottom of my heart for that generosity. We had intended to hold  two meetings but it is now a  question if we will have time to  get to Nicola.  "It is just one year ago thai  the returns from Yale gave me  the responsibility of your member. It was impossible for me,  owing to a burden of duties, to  make as long, a stay in the riding as I would liked to have  made, but I felt satisfied that  the organization and enthusiasm  which existed was fully reassuring and that Yale would answer  true to the call, and she did. I  appreciate from the bottom of  my heart the confidence exhibited at that time.  "I was unable to make my  annual tour of the interior of the  province this summer because of  the pressing duties in connection  with the public, works and railway development as well as other  departmental affairs. I have  been continously at my desk but  though kept from you I have  tried not to be remiss in my duty  and you will agree with me when  [Continued on Page a]  O   Senator Bostock  Ignored Merritt  Liberal   Tyee   Came  as   Far as  Coutlee and Turned Back  Senator Ewart' Bostock, the  man who controls the federal  patronage through this district,  was scheduled for a visit to Merritt Tuesday night but he came  as far as Coutlee and Shulus and  turned back. The local Liberal  leaders are sorely disappointed  in that they desired to discuss  important matters with him.  It was seventeen years since  Senator Bostock was last in Nicola valley. He has never seen  the town of Merritt and as a result has no conception of local  conditions. Some of the local  Liberals went down to Coutlee to  meet him but thfey had only a  few moments'conference. The  purpose of the Senator's visit  was to look into certain matters  affecting the reservation at  Shulus. He was accompanied by  the Ven. Archbishop du Pencier.  Popular Young Merritt Couple  Married on Tuesday  Frank P. Ptolemy, a member  of the staff of the-Diamond Vale  Supply Co., was married to Miss  Jean McMillan in the Methodist  church on the evening of Tuesday, November 22, at the hour  of 8 o'clock. Rev. W. J. Kidd  was the officiating clergyman  .an djhe .ceremony was. witnessed  by a large number- of friends of  the happy couple. Robert Barclay was the best man and the  bride was assisted by her sister,  Miss Anna McMillan. .  Following the marriage a sup-.  Mrs. Tutill who had officiated at  the organ during the marriage  ceremony kindly gave her services as accompanist for the  dance and a few pleasant hours  where whiled away in tripping  the light fantastic.  Both the bride and groom are  well*and "favorably known in the  community and evidence of the  high 'esteem in which they are  held was found in the magnificent array of gifts. In their  cosy little home on the Diamond  Vale townsite they will be surrounded by the warmest wishes  of their many friends for a long  life of happiness and contentment' and the sincere hope that  they will be blessed abundantly  in their new sphere of life.  Independent Firm in Determination   to   Run  BANQUETTED VISITORS  - An informal banquet was  given in the Star restaurant  Tuesday night following the  public meeting when the guests  of honor were Lawrence Macrae,  private secretary to Hon. Richard  McBride,' and Alex.' Lucas, Conservative candidate..'/'. Apjeasant  time 'was 'spent in speech and  song and Mine Host Steel spared  'no effort to provide for the comfort and convenience of ��� his  guests.  Osborne Plunkett, a well known  Vancouver lawyer and one of the  Conservative leaders of the province, died suddenly on Wednesday  afternoon as a result of acute  pneumonia. He had just returned from the party convention at  Nelson where he was elected to  the office of Vice-President of the  provincial association.  GOOD TRAIN NOW  The requirement's of the travelling public on the'local branch  have been satisfied in a measure  by the installation of a third car.  The train proper now comprises  a baggage car, a combination  coach providing for passengers  in one end and mail and express  in the other, and a standard.pasT  sanger coach. It will now be pos-  There may yet be a contest in  Yale. It is almost assured that  T. E. Julien, the Independent  candidate, will contest the riding against Alexander Lucas,  but it is generally conceded that  he will not save his deposit. As  previously announced there .will  be no Liberal candidate.  Nominations takes place at  noon tomorrow in t'e courthouse  at Ashcroft and if an election is  necessary the polls will be opened on Monday.  It is necessary   that   Merritt  should poll as  big a vote as is  possible to prove to the outside  world that the town and district  have experienced the wonderful  growth that really has occured,  The  local   executive   is already  busy with plans for a contestant  if a poll is is opened the government will find the fighting forces  in good shape. ���' <  John  Macrae, of Agassiz',-: returning  officer,    was ' here*.on  Wednesday - and. made arrangements for "holding "a poll.-? The"  polling booth will be in the court  house   building   and A. Jackson  has been appointed   as deputy.  The   polling places   have   been  fixed    at    Carrington's   house,-  for Middlesboro, court house for  Nicola and Solomon's  store for  Coutlee,   Quinnville's   for Mammet Lake, Hardiman's store for  Canford,    McGregor's   hall   for  Lower Nicola, G. R. Bates' for  Aspen Grove,   G.   McCullough's  for  McCullough's, school  house  for   the   Coldwater   and   Pen-  stowe ranch for Thynne's.  Lighting Plant  -HH&*  HON. RICHARD McBRIDE  Who Addressed a Mass Meeting in Merritt Tuesday Night  7      anld Afterwards Visited Nicola  per and dance were.-, given in  Menzies hall and a large company  enjoyed to the full the kindly  hospitality of the newly wed  couple. Lt was a magnificent  spread and a'credit to the caterers, Smith & Clarke. The dance  was   replete   with   enjoyment.  REPLY TO MR. CLEASBY  To the Electors of Nicola Valley.  Gentlemen:  When a man undertakes to  reply to a specific statement of  fact or seeks to satisfy an indictment it is primarily essential  that he discuss the point at issue  Shipped Today  Directors Confirm the Announcement of Lights by Xmas  Advices from Vancouver this  afternoon are to the effect that  the plant for Merritt's electric  lighting system was shipped  this afternoon.  W. G. Hinton of the Hinton  Electrical Co. is coming up to install the plant and the directors  hope to have everything in readiness before Christmas so that the  city can be 'lighted for the holiday week. Tenders have now  been called for poles and the matter of site is being arranged.  and evade as far as possible the  employment of satire or personalities.  The perniciousness of Mr.  Cleasby's statement fully obscures its reasonableness and it is  lamentable that he should show  such an outrageous quality of  mind in the treatment of a simple problem. He should have  brushed prejudice and malice to  one side.  To satisfy an alleged wrong  through the indulgence of.no-  sonalities or sarcasm  and  misleading  carefully read, ai  [Continued on\ THE NICOLA  VALLEY NEWS  Freda*.  November 25,  1910  BUSY MEAT MARKET  But Slump in Price of Meat Will Not  Affect Merritt.  The decline in the price of  meat as reported from Chicago  and other big centers will not  affect Merritt or Nicola valley  according to I. Eastwood of the  Nicola Valley Meat Market.  "It won't touch us at all. It  is completely out of our reach,"  he declared. ' 'The price of meat  locally will be about the same as  it has been for the past week or  so."  One has but to study conditions  to learn that the Nicola Valley  Meat Market is one of the busiest  institutions in the busy town of  Merritt. The volume of its business far exceeds that of any  similar shop in the upper country  with one or two exceptions.  - Last month the firm killed 127  head of cattle and this November  will show a big increase over  thatk Only the other day the  firm brought in a double-deck  carload of Alberta grain fed hogs  and local censumers are assured  of some choice pork.  Business is growing all the  time, too. It costs a lot to operate a meat market and the money  involved in the operation of the  market in one month under present conditions would go a long  ways towards erecting several  fine business blocks iVi town.  MUSIC WAS FINE  The finest dance music heard  in Merritt was enjoyed by the  dancers at last Friday night's  assembly in Menzies' hall. The  function was given under the  auspi'es of the Peerless Orchestra and was well attended. Mr.  and Mrs. Crall, the latter at the  .piano, with George Clayton,  violinist, furnished music that  'would almost make one's feet  move in happy rhythm. And  there was lots of music, too, for  seldom it is that you get quantity  With quality. -> Merritt is indeed  fortunate in securing as residents  so talented a family as the Crall  family, for they will undoubtedly be an invaluable acquisition to  local musical circles. Little Miss  Beth Crall sang three songs and  she won the hearts of her auditors.'1 She sings with a distinctness and richness of voice seldom  found in one so young. With  careful training and good care  little Beth will become one of  the brightest artists on the  stage when time has dealt more  fully with her and she has  shared more largely in the ex-  perience and culture  that con  stant practice will give.  THE HOSPITAL PROJECT  The general hospital project is  well in hand. The various subcommittees are active in the  promotion of their duties. The  financial side of the enterprise  will be well cared for if present  indications can be accepted as a  criterion. The sites committee  will recommend the acceptance  of the Blair site comprising three  acres and the grounds committee  will organize a plan of improvement that will make the property  a garden of beauty. The delegation appointed to wait on the  government will likely not go  down to Victoria until the house  convenes in January.  RETROSPECTION  When we danced the minuet  You   and I   were   just   turned  twenty;  Can you hear the music yet,  Or has time made you forget?  Changing Yuletides lie in plenty  'Twixt us and that minuet.  When we danced the minuet  Life lay golden in the morrow,  All to gayest music set,  Youth and joy were in our debt,  Every promise Hope could borrow  Danced with us the minuet.  Since we danced the minuet  We have learned a way of weeping,  Learned how weary hearts may  get;  Youth and Joy have paid their  debt  And have stolen from our keeping���  We have danced our minuet!  ���Isabel E. Mackay.   o   BIG BRIDGE FINISHED  The big steel bridge over the  Fraser river at Cisco Flat has  been finished sufficiently to permit the big locomotives to traverse it. ��� The new engines now  run through from Kamloops to  North Bend and the tonnage  they haul is about three times as  great as that hauled by locomotives that have done service on  the C. P. R. for some. time.  Many of the latter are being  shipped back to Winnipeg and  will be rebuilt as simple engines  instead of compound. The C.P.R.  is looking forward to an exceptionally busy season next year  and is now making preparations.  shortly by the government. One  will be chosen for each electoral  district of the country and recommendations are now being considered. The commissioners will  get a lump sum of expenses in  proportion to the size of the constituency and a stated sum per  head of the population. It is  estimated that the cost of taking  and compiling the census will  amount to $1,000,000. A hundred  and fifty extra clerks will be engaged for the compilation.  ASHCROFT  A despatch from Barkerville  is to the effect that a big storm  was experienced on November  15. There is good sleighing with  nearly eighteen inches of snow.  Ashcroft's town hall is receiving a new floor much to the  pleasure of the local dancers.  Dr. George Sanson was, ill for  several days and his practice was  taken by Dr. Burris of Kamloops.  A. J. McNair and Jos. Haddock are opening up a produce  business in- Ashcroft.  The Jarvis and Stevens claim  on Williams creek near Barkerville has been sold to A. F. Coles  of Spokane.  Navigation up the Fraser from  Soda Creek and Quesnel hrs been  suspended for the winter.  There has been considerable  building in Quesnel this year and  the town is experiencing a minia-  tureboom_   *"    = =     "���  Ashcroft curling club has reorganized for the season on a  strong financial basis. The club  has affiliated with the Okanagan  Curling Association. Thos. Mc-  Cosh is the new president and J.  D. Moore treasurer.  Private Tuiion in  Mining  Men prepared for B. C.  1st, 2nd and 3rd class  examinations by  THOS. MORDY  (1st class B.C. and England).  Terms on application.  Quilchena Ave.,   next to B. C.  Lands office.  Trucking  and Draying  It matters not what class of  hauling it is I can give you  the best of service and  prices will suit you.  DAN MUNRO  Stables:    Coutlee Avenue  Merritt, B. C.  Orders Promptly Executed.  1Q  rroti  H. PRIEST, Photographer  Studio Opposite Public School  MERRITT, ::  B.C  Better Look ftiow  So many accidents are caused  just because people don't take a  look at the proper moment.  The same is true of insurance.  You hear so many men say that  if they had thought they would  have insured. They leave it too  late.  You owe it to yourself and to  your family to be protected  against loss and a policy in the  National Assurance Co., is one  of the best protective agencies  in the world.  STRAIGHT 1 IFE PAY LIFE  .'ENDOWMENTS.  NATIONAL ASSURANCE CO.  S. N. DANCEY, Agent  "Merritt, B. C.  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the best.  In every department we aim to please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL  TRADE  A   SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  geo. McGruther, Prop.  Merritt, B. C.  ������*������"�����-"   .  Merritt Livery and Feed Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses.    Express ineets  -  all trains.    Buggies for hire.   " -        --           A. J. COUTLEE, Prop.,  Merritt, B.C.  G.A.Hankey&Co.  LIMITED.  Real Estate and Insurance  Okanagan Lands  All Classes of Investments Placed.  Head Offices: -      - Vernon, B. C.  PHONE 24  Nicola Valley Transfer  Company  TRUCKING    AND    DRAYING   A    SPECIALTY  .... DEALER   IN ... .  Lumber, Lath, Lime, Cement, Hay, Grain and Feed  GEORGE RICHES  Granite Avenue  MERRITT, B. C.  Let Us Supply You  With Bread  We, are installing an up-to-date bakery and will be in a position  to supply you with the best quality of bread.  ...   We will-have a  delivery  wagon   on   the route every day and  orders can be given at the house.  We sell tickets good for fourteen loaves of bresd for $1.00.  SMITH & CLARKE  Bakers and. Confectioners  Quilchena Ave. Merritt, B. C.  NEW CHURCH OPENS  The new Presbyterian church  will be formally opened for service on Sunday, December 3.  The, pastor, Rev. W. J, Kidd,  jyill have charge of the services.  The following evening, Monday,  December 4, a congregational  social and entertainment will be  given, when an enjoyable time  is anticipated.  Lillooet is to have a brass band  and William Uren has been  selected as the first bandmaster  and manager.  When Hon. Richard McBride  was last in Kamloops he bought  a Seal of B. C. cigar and he enjoyed the smoke, too. The Daily  Service is in the same class and  both are made in Kamloops. Ask  for them when you want another  smoke. .  Provincial News  Nelson is again to have street  cars, the first having been put  into operation over one week  ago.  Owing to the fact that the  local stores do not advertise as  well as they might the Rossland  Miner has revised its policy and  will in the future accept eastern  advertising from the big stores.  Kamloops is to organize a publicity campaign and in this  respect it sets a good example to  other towns and cities not oyer  one thousand miles away.  The appointment of 225 Census  commissioners will be begun very  Builds you up and  makes you strong  How do you feel to-day ?    Not quite right ?  Energy a little below standard���not strong  enough to make much exertion?  NYAUS  COD LIVER COMPOUND  is what you need. Don't get frightened about these  words "Cod Liver." You'd never know it from the  taste. It's a real tonic, containing cod liver extract,  extract of malt, wild cherry and hypophosphitcs���  a splendid combination. The cod liver extracts  build you up���so does the extract of malt. The  wild cherry soothes the bronchial tract and the  hypophosphites supply phosphorus to the nervous  system���just the thing it needs. And the taste is '  pleasant. As an all 'round tonic, strength restorer  and body-builder you'll find nothing better than  Nyal's Cod Liver Compound���so why look further ?  You will be pleased.    The price is One Dollar.  Anything you  buy  with the Name  ;���������  will give you  entire  satisfaction.  ����77  Sold and guaranteed by  Gemmill & Rankine Merritt, R. C,  The Beauty Spot of British Columbia  HOPE  Picturesquely situated along the banks of the Fraser River and  a history as romantic as the place is beautiful.  Coiquahalla Hotel  We can offer you scenic beauty, comfort and pleasure���what  more do you want.    Good hunting and fishing.    Future railroad centre.  Fred. Parnaby, Proprietor  Coiquahalla Hotel  Hope, B. C.  I have opening up a Lumber Yard on  Voght street just across from the C." P.  R. station, where I will carry a full line of  all classes of building material including  lumber, shingles, line, cement, etc.  Prices Will be Right  Quality of the Best.  Order Early. All Orders Quickly Filled  Andrew McGoran  Offices in Lumber Yard. Friday, November 25, 1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  3  Coal    Coal    Coal  '.y,  'The CoalHiirSyndicate V  ''������.'���-       is in apposition 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.  DOMESTIC  ���is the finest- household  coal to be had and it is  delivered in Merritt; for:   :  $10,0*0 per 2  Ton   Lots  Cash with order.    Prompt  Joseph Graham  - Manager.���'���������������'���'  P. O. Box   17.  Merritt, B.'C.  But that is wh"t you have .to  pu up with when you are living  in a rented houso.        ���  Let us build foi you and own  your own home.  We give the best of satisfaction  It matters not whether it is  in large contract work or small.  JACK SCREWS FOR RENT.  WHIPPLE & FLEMING  CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS  MERRITT, B.C.  Harness and  Saddlery  " "' Harness; Robes,. ^Blankets; ^  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  , in stock.  "Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  Agent for     endelsolm  and  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola ��� Merritt  The ;  John Hutchison  Company.  "Where it Pays to Deal"  MERRITT, BC; f      5  Premier McBride  Justifies Record  Sole agents for  .:    The^,,,:-,#',  Canadian  Financiers, Ltd  LOANS  -o���  WKen   you   think of  Insurance  you think of  ���������:.    ;.; Continued from page one.  ;Yale and will always keep in  mind the work in hand in this  constituency. ; It means that Yale  will have two members as  against one in the past. (Cheers)  "In the promotion of your  educational schemes, in the building of your roads, trails and  bridges, in the railway works  and in other development enterprises I may be of considerable  and material assistance to Mr.  Lucas and the community."  The speaker reviewed the circumstances of the last general  election. "It was one of the  bitterest fights waged in any  province and I was pleased with  the outcome. .Yale pledged itself to me without one condition.  I appreciated that from the bottom of my heart. I cannot forget the kindness of Yale and as  long as I have any part in the  affairs of British Columbia Yale  can always count on me as one  of her best and truest friends."  (Applause). ;    - ���  >"And now with reference to  Mr.��� Lucas'nomination. I have  always made it a pointnever to  interfere in the selection of a  candidate for I believe that- it  will be a sad day for the province  when it becomes necessary for  the^leader;-"'6'f a party ^ to Select a  man for any one riding. The  electors of British Columbia are  an intelligent body and they will  compare with the best of them  in the land and are wholly competent to make their own  selections.  "The record of the government is well known to you. One  year ago you gave it emphatic  endorsation when you honored  me as your member and now I  am impelled to-ask you to do the  same for Mr. Lucas though I  must confess that my coming before you tonight was to acknowledge your very great kindness in  electing me in November last."  The premier here paid a tribute  to the ability and worth of Mr.  Lucas.-' -He told of his long and  varied experience in the politics  of the land, how he had laid the  foundation for the splendid party  organization in British Columbia  today. "If you elect him you  will find him a most efficient  member, for results of the past  prove his capability. He is one  of yourselves, having invested  heavily in the riding and I commend him to you." The prospective cahdidatu re of T. E.  Julien was discouraged because  o^the^abs^  issues.  "But I am always prepared for  a fight and oftentimes a contest  will do a lot of good. You often  And that the atmosphere is  charged and nothing.will clear it  like a good fight. 'SoJ appeal to  you to be -prepared for a fight  if an election should ensue. An  election, would not change the  complexion of the political situation but it would give you an  opportunity of telling the world  of the wonderful growth and  development that has taken place  here.">';: ���; \*,y   '^.;-fz y-7 ���   ���  Then followed a review of the  political situation in the province  as well as throughout the  Dominion. "Canada is protectionist today and it matters not  what their professions may be  the Liberal, party at Ottawa is  protectionist and this operates  the principle of the Conservatives  When the ^Liberals went to the  country in 1896 it was on a free  trade.policy but they were forced  to ^protection. The difference  between the two. parties is that  the Conservatives have practiced  what they preached while the  Liberals have not. Mr. McBride  paid high tribute to the party  system of government and cited  the splendid results in British  Columbia as evidence of its  efficiency. "We have in this  province today an organized and  disciplined party responsible to  the people, and what a contrast  it presents to conditions prior to  the introduction of party govern-  ment."  "And now just a glance at the  results that have been achieved  under the McBride administration. The population of British  Columbia has doubled during the  seven years. Investments from  the outside have more than  doubled. Agriculture has quadrupled. Mineral development  has easily doubled and lumbering has trebled. But the story  would not be complete without  reference to the fiscal position so  as to show how the province was  lifted from insolvency to a sound  financial footing. In 1903 our  credit was ruined at home and  abroad. We had^ to shut down  our public works because the  banks would not honor ; our  checks. Today we have a surplus of over seven million dollars  and we do not intend to hoard  this money but will use it in the  promotion of development work  throughout the province, i  The story of the'gradual growth  and development! the history of  the government from the hour  when it appealed to the electorate in 1903 an d^* was returned  with a majority of two up to the  present day of prosperity Was  fully reviewed. "We have conducted the business of the province on businesslike lines arid  our honest intent always has been  to secure full value for every  dollar of public money that we  have spent. We have let all our  work by contract and the lowest  tenderer, if the man was reputable  and safe, was always successful in securing the work and it  mattered not whether he was  Conservative or Liberal. ���' There  have been no favors and rather  than seek to continue in power  through the manipulation of  patronage or public works I  would step down and out tomorrow. We have always tried to  make our policy honest, decent  and wholesome and for that reason we are appealing to a right  thinking community."  The Civil Service was next  discussed and. the speaker reviewed the plans ;of the government to secure the necessary reform as to remoye the department from political influences  and place it on the same .honest  and reputable footing as is occut  pied by the civil. service; of the  old country. Thns would the  boys and girls of British Columbia have a chance to compete in  fair trials and if successful in the  examinations to;, have . equal  chancesf=id^"As^iri"^our="public  works department the policy in  the civil service department has  been 'special favors to none and  equal rights to all.' "  The development in the various  departments of the government  was treated in an able manner.  "Take in the real estate alone.  Prior to 1903 the papers were  full of advertisements of lands  for sale for taxes and there was  no market for our lands either  at home or abroad. Today prices  are from five hundred to one  thousand per cent better and  British Columbia lands are in demand all over the world.  "Take in the timber. Previous  to 1903 there was ho market for  British Columbia, but today he  is indeed a fortunate man who  can boast of a timber limit. Our  fruit was not known seven years  ago and today the province has  taken a prominent place among  the fruit growing countries of  the world. It was only las*  week that British Columbia fruit  in competition at the old country  fairs carried off five gold medals  and two silver medals, out of a  possible seven trials.  "Take in the mines. For upwards of ten > ears I have been  the Minister of Mines and I know  a little about the growth and  development of the industry.  Our reputation in 1903 was very  unsavory and mines in this pro  vince were not regarded as a safe  investment. Today the metalliferous and coal industries were  never on a sounder footing and  the reports recently to hand  were most encouraging and went  to show that from far Kootenay  and the boundary districts,  through Nicola and over to Vancouver Island, up north to Portland Canal, upper Skeena and  Radcliffe and across into the  Cariboo there is wonderful progress and splendid results are  following development work. I  tell you that the history of mining in British Columbia will have  to be written in large and bold  letters.  ' 'Nicola has been handicapped  through the lack of transportation  and though  producing   an  average of at least 500 tons daily  you are unable to profit in the  competition    because    of   your  handicaps.    The local camp has  hardly commenced. Nicola mines  haven't started for the day has  not yet arrived.    You need more  transportation and development  but when  you come into your  own believe   me   the   mines of  Nicola will be in a position  to  compete   even   more"  favorably  than   Alberta    or   southeastern  British   Columbia.       You   have  tremendous deposits of valuable  fuel at the. very-limits'of your  town.    The same is true of the  Peace river,   Telqua and Koot-  enays   as    well   as   Vancouver  Island and I believe that if all  other foreign mines failed that  British Columbia could invite the  whole world to come and get all  the fuel they required.  "And now for the railway proposals of the government. The  C. P. R. has had a monopoly of  British Columbia and though it  has done much for the development of the west and of this  province, and though it is the  grandest institution of its kind  in the world still the C. P. R.  is not enough for British Columbia. The government has been  successful in securing for you the  completion of a second trans-  continentalline in the Canadian  Northern. At its head is a  Canadian. It is manned by  Canadians and is Canadian in  every respect. And it will be  completed through to the Pacific  within three years. Steel will  be laid from tidewater to Yale  canyons by the end of the year  and within twelve months the  plans of the company in this  province will be well under way.  The C. N. R. has made the other  systems in the province busy,  active arid anxious. It has precipitated an era of railroad devel-  l^prirerit^'iOffd-l^^  the railroads we can get. Railroads, tramways, trunk roads,  trails and bridges make up the  policy of the government and  once realized it will mean millions  of new settlers because the lands  of this province can produce the  traffic.  "And we are getting this road  without a dollar in money, without an acre of land, to be built  by white labor exclusively and  the people of the province to  control the rates. Standard  wages will be paid in construction an operation. The bridges  will be so constructed as to permit of wagon and foot traffic as  well as railway. It is the people's road, a development road, a  competitive road, a popular road.  '.-The Liberal papers used to  dub.me as the tool of the C.P.R.  but I guess I have proven that I  am not. I stand today as sponsor  for the Canadian Northern but  the moment that company uses  its road to the detriment oi public interests then I am against  it, too. The C. P. R- received  millions of land free as well as  lots of cash and a gift of that  portion of the road between  Moody and Savona.  "My first experience with the  C. N. R. was in the spring of  1902. The proposal then was to  give the company two million  acres of land per mile and $5,000  cash per mile. I fought it for  five months in the house and  they had finally to withdraw the  bill and admit defeat. Today we  have arranged a different bargain and I believe that I am entitled to some recognition as  leader of the opposition when I  saved to the people of this province your lands and rights. I  have always tried to stand up in  man fashion for the rights of the  land.  "And the government is also  building the Kettle Valley at  your very door and this will give  you connection with the boundary  district including Nelson and  Spokane. It will mean the early  completion of the V. V. & E.  down the Coquahalla and into  coast.  "I may tell you that the Kettle  Valley has received a charter  from Ottawa to build a line  through the Hope Pass to Ruby  Creek from Merritt. The plans  have been filed and I understand  that they have been accepted.  "The other day I met Mr.  Morgan, superintendent of the  G. N. R., and I told him that it  Continued on page six  REPAIRED  MAN WHO  KNOWS  K0W  The   life   of a sho^  is  greatly  prolonged if  the   repair   work  is well done,  work    and    I  money.  Let me do your  will    save   you  Shoe  Voght Street       :  Maker  :       Merritt, B.  COSTS LITTLE  Accomplishes  Much   ;  A two cent stamp does a lot for  very little money, but it would require thousands of two cent stamps  and personal letters to make your  wgntt known, to as many people as  a 25c. investment in our Classified  Want Ads.  When in North Bend stop at  C.P.R. Hotel  M. L. GRIMMETT  Barruter and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Nicola - - Merritt  At MerriM   Mnday,  Wednesday, Frida  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.LS  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  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.  Canadian  Pacific Railway  Company  Steamship  sailings provide for  cheap Christmas  rates to the old  country.  For rates and other information  apply to .������;!  0. M. THOM  Agent   _      - Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  C. B. FOSTER  A. G. P. A.       Vancouver, B.C.  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  for  a good  square meal.    Best  accomodation and comtort  of  Rate *I.SO per day  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, THE NICOLA  VALLEY NEWS  Friday, November 25,  1910  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance.  Six months $1.00  EDITOR    '..--.- S. N. DANCEY  One dollar per inch per month fer resrula ad-  vertiaine. Land and water notices $7.50 for GO  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising 10 words for 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract ad-  verti.iinK.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P.O.  Box 20 Merritt. B.C  Phone 25.  <UNION  LAB__L> 12  HOME WORK IN SCHOOLS  The convention of British  Columbia school trustees was  well justified  when  it passed a  ' resolution disapproving of the  practice of giving home work to  children in the public schools of  the province. It reached a vital  point and we only hopeand trust  that the resolution will have a  far reaching effect.  Home work is one of the greatest evils of the present school  system.    We know of more than  ��� one instance where children have  been sent home after six hours  of class study only to labor for  five- and six additional hours with  problems that have been given  to them1 by the teachers for home  treatment.  It is cruel and inhumane to expect that a child can devote every available moment to study.  There must be some time for  leisure and recreation else the  brain will become fagged and  instead of bright and energetic  pupils we will have in our schools  pupils tired and worn by the ex-  . cessiye labors that have been  heaped upon them by an inconsiderate teacher.  . Nothing is gained through the  system of home work and= on the  other hand the, schools lose much  of the ground gained through  efficiency and effectiveness in  class instruction. Far better  that the school hours be extended rather than the system of  home study be continued. The  school trustees are men who can  see and understand better than  others and the very fact that  they disapprove of the system  should be sufficient to condemn  it.  EDITOR McCONNELL MUSES  It is amusing and almost  pathetic to observe the spectacle  of the Saturday Sunset standing  out in dreadful isolation and  wailing to the heavens above for  -the""el""^toJs=of^Yaino send= an  opposition member to the legislature in succession to Hon. Richard McBride. Even the Liberal  press cannot see it the same way  as The Sunset and the Liberal  party itself is averse to the suggestion.  'We can appreciate with Editor  McConnell the importance of a  strong opposition. In fact we  will go as far as to say, as we  have in the past, that a strong  opposition is the making of a  government. But how will two  lone members make an opposition strong. There is but one  .Liberal in the house at Victoria  today and even if Yale did send  a. second one it would only tend  to increase the ridiculous side of  the opposition.  And in the meantime the electors "of Yale, both Liberal and  Conservative, are more than  pleased with the record of the  government.      They appreciate  .to'jthe full the excellent treat-  rpfent that the. riding has received at the hands of the McBride administration and it matters not whom the Liberals  might name' as a candidate it  would be victory for the government nominee. Of that there is  not the slightest doubt. But  though Editor McConnell's weakness may be to "rush in where  angels fear to tread," he will  find that the great rank and file  of the Liberal party in Yale is  far from being in sympathy  with his attitude. It is rumored  that Mr. McConnell may be a  candidate but he would far better profit by the teachings of the  present Liberal leaders in this  constituency. It would be futile  for him to undertake a forlorn  hope.  TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS  A serious problem of transportation confronts the people of  Nicola valley and the sooner it is  permanently solved the better  for the district.  At the present time the tariff  on coal from Merritt to Vancouver is $1.80 per ton which is  exorbitant in every respect. The  local operators cannot reach the  coast markets and compete on a  fair basis with the coast operators as long as they labor under  the injustice of an exorbitant  tariff.  There are two solutions for  the problem. One is to secure  railroad competition through the  construction of a line over the  Hope mountains into the coast  and failing in this the only other  redress would be tosecure a substantial reduction in the present  tariffs of the Canadian Pacific  railway.  ; We are informed on good  authority that with a tariff of  one dollar per ton from Merritt  to Vancouver the local coal operators could compete to advantage on coast markets. Our coal  product is the equal and possibly  the superior of the coast product.  We have the greatest coal area  in British Columbia but the  properties will never receive  proper development until freight  tariffs are adjusted. It is a  serious matter for the people of  Nicola valley to contemplate and  the sooner we reach a reasonable solution of the difficulty the  sooner will the coal fields of  Nicola -valley come into their  own.  Editor William Blakemore of  the Victoria Week is authority  for the statement that "the rural  population of British Columbia is  not keeping pace with the  growth of the cities and predicts  a serious state of affairs as a  possible outcome of this unhealthy condition." This cannot  be altogether true of Nicala valley. There has been a big settlement through this district  during the year just drawing to  a close and while we are not in a  position to estimate accurately  the present rural population  locally we are safe in saying  that its growth has been propor-  tionate^ith="th"e__gfowth"n5fT;he"  local business centers. The  Week appeals for a better system  of distributing market produce  and is of the opinion that the  government should aid. He  forgets that the government has  spent thousands of dollars during the year in roads, trails and  bridges in order to provide transportation facilities to the farmer  amongst others. Tho government is doing well by the province and the rural population is  receiving pretty good attention  and care.  The growth and development  of Merritt during the present  year has been greater proportionately than that of any other  town or city in the interior of  British Columbia. Our population is how fixed at 1385 including Middlesboro figured on a  good reasonable basis and the  increase continues. The building represents a valuation of  well over the hundred thousand  mark. The mines have, experienced wonderful development  and taken all in all it has been a  great year. Two years of such  progress and Merritt's population  will be well over the 5,000 mark.  It would be well for the editor  of The Herald to. inform himfelf  as to facts before he discusses a  question. Last week he made  the statement that at the Mer  ritt and Nicola meetings it was  agreed that the low man should  support the high man in the try  for the Conservative nomination  in the convention at Spences  Bridge. This was the original  plan but there was never any  understanding to that effect in  any organized meeting. In fact  those who were most zealous to  establish that provision were  most instrumental in its defeat.  The Herald wants to know  where the Vancouver Daily Province received the news that  Merritt would have a $10,000  postoffice building next spring.  Official announcement has been  made of the plan of the federal  government to erect the post-  office building and it is lamentable if The Herald needs loot to  a Vancouver paper for news of  its own town.  ANOTHER EXPLANATION  To the Electors of Nicola Valley.  Gentlemen:  An article appeared in the  issue of The Nicola Valley News,  dated November 18th, signed by  S. N. Dancey and entitled "An  Explanation."  This communication is so replete with misrepresentations,  ambiguities, and generalities  that it is evidently the product  of a mind smarting  under a re  buff, "and 'ton' dense, to discern  the cause. However as president of the''Merritt,' Middlesboro  and District Conservative Association, I ' must take exception  to the paragraph which reads:  "Ah unfortunate feature  of the whole affair was'the '  refusal of the president of  the Merritt, Middlesboro and  District Association to stand  by the constitution of the  association of which he is  the head."   ; ��������'���  Now I publicly challenge Mr.  Dancey to prove that I have in  any way violated the constitution  of this association. It is all very  well for a discredited politician  to make charges, to prove them  is another matter.  Regarding the right of individual polling stations f o choose  their own delegates to a nominating convention, it is clearly  the right and prerogative.of the  convention to pass upon the credentials of delegates accredited  to it. This was done at Spences  Bridge oh November 11th, when  the convention was in session  passed a resolution accepting the  report of the committee on credentials. . This committee had  recommended that when credentials were presented from  polling stations, as ,well as from  associations claiming to represent those polling stations, that  the credentials from the polling  stations be accepted.    I was the  only member of that committee  nominated by the supporters of  Mr. Matthews, the remaining  four being nominated by supporters of Mr. Lucas and Mr.  Dancey. As chairman I had no  vote except in case of a tie which  did not occur.  In the case of the Yale credential i had made up my mind  that, if a tie occurred, I would  uphold the credential, as in my  opinion sufficient proof that it  had been tampered with was not  produced, Since then I have  been shown further indisputable  evidence regarding that credential, so that now I must put  myself on record as entirely en^  dorsing the action of the committee.  The actions of those supporting Mr. Matthews were endorsed fully by the convention, and I  am certain that every fair-  minded elector will see matters  in the same light. Therefore  Mr. Dancey's charges are baseless and contemptible.  It comes as a great surprise to  Mr. Matthews supporters to find  that Mr. Dancey has the audacity to reflect unfairly upon  them. I have no wish to indulge  in bitter recriminations, but =if  so, it would be an easy matter  to specify some subterfuges resorted to in order to obtain support for Mr. Dancey. My accuser with his slender following  ought to. rest satisfied with the  grim satisfaction of defeating  Ni��ola valley's opportunity of  having an esteemed resident to  represent the Yale Tiding in the  provincial assembly. In a fit  probably of temper and jealousy  he and his supporters betrayed  the interests of Nicola valley,  and now he seeks to palliate this  offence by casting the blame  elsewhere. This unmanly, attempt to court favor with those  he thwarted will not raise him  in anybody's esteem.  Gentlemen, many of you have  known me for a number of years,  and you have never known me to  do anything which could pe construed . as in any way unfair or  calculated to stifle the voice of  the party. I accept as a loyal  Conservative the decision of the  convention at Spences Bridge  and trust that every Conservative  in Nicola valley; will do their  best���as I shall���to J secure the  return of Mr. Lucas with as large  a majority as possible.  Fellow   electors,   I am   quite  satisfied to leave the  decision in  this matter> with  you,   knowing  that   you  well    appreciate   the  worth of the contestants.  Believe me,  Yours faithfully,  ,    H. S. CLEASBY,  President Merritt,  Middles-  .   boro   and   District   Conservative Association..  NICOLA VALLEY INVESTMENT & LAND  CO., LIMITED  Offices Corner Quilchena and Voght Streets.  Farm Lands and Town Property.  MERRITT HOMESITES  V-o^lm.\____r:.l^:___L_i..l!m;-|;: ���_*..::::::":::.".:.  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  Su  Terms to suit all  purses  Merritt, B. C.  J. P- BOYD    -    '--.������ Manager.  Act now���profit  y Friday, November 25, 1910  THE NICOLA  VALLEY NEWS  "Gemmill & Rankine Have II"  Christmas Cards for the Old  Country  Some of our earlier shipments of Christmas and  New Year cards are on display.  Those intending sending cards to the old country  should purchase now and avail themselves of a  choice before the lines are broker: and are then  able to post them early thus avoiding the delay  due to the congested mails at the holiday period.  Prices 5c Up  Gemmill & Rankine  Druggists.  Agent for Mason & Risch Piano.  MERRITT,. B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Robert Barclay went down to  the coast on Wednesday morning's train. ���=  Jos. Food, of Spences Bridge,  has come to Merritt to reside.  No less than 924 carloads of  fruit were shipped from the  Okanagan this year.  A. L. Dingee was over to  Kamloops for a conple of days  last week boosting Merritt real  estate.  Alex.. Morrison has definitely  announced himself as as candidate for the. mayoraly in Vancouver. ...  The local train has been late  several nights this week having  been delayed by the trains on the  mainline. Washouts and slides  have occured with great frequency of late along the mainline  particularly on the Cascade division.  of the Methodist church in Menzies' hall. It was a royal feast  and the good ladies are deserving  of sincere thanks at the hands of  the church board as well as those  who enjoyed their kindly hospitality. An informal programme  followed the supper.  Mrs. Stanley Kirby, who has  been suffering from a minor  attack of poisoning, is able to be  around again much to the gratification of her host of warm  friends.  George F. Ransom has taken  over the office of accountant for  G. B. Armstrong. Mr. Ransom's  splendid fitness for the office  reassuring of his success.  is  The ladies of the Presbyterian  church are sparing no effort to  provide a pleasant time for those  who attend the congregational  social on the evening of Monday,  December 4, which marks the  opening of the nevv chnrch. One  of the features of the program  will be a debate.  Rev. Thos. Walker announces  that there will be' a celebration  of Holy Communion at 11:30 a.m.  on Sunday, December 4, in Menzies' hall in connection with St.  Michael's church.  A. E. Howse went down to  Vancouver on Wednesday to  make the necessary purchases in  connection with his new business  in Merritt.  Mrs. Pooley and Miss A. Vair  were down from Nicola Wednesday night as guests of Dr. and  Mrs. Tutill.  ���.. Al L. Dingee has gone down  to Vancouver for a few days in  'connection with certain business  matters. He will be back early  next week..  Minnie Pickett, aged 13 years  and 4 months, and weighing only  fourteen pounds has died. She  is believed . to have been , the  smallest person in the.world for  her age.  John Clapperton, Jr., was a  visitor in Merritt on Tuesday.  He had been in attendance at the  sick bed of his sister, Mrs.  Winny. He went back to Kamloops on Wednesday.  o  George McKenzie, master mechanic at the Middlesboro mines,  -visited-at-the-coast���for���several  days. It is some time since Mr.  McKenzie enjoyed a vacation and  he naturally took good advantage  of it.  *Fred Reid went down to the  coast this week and is completing his stock for opening up a  grocery business. Owing to the  delay in the construction of his  new store building Mr. Reid has  leased one of the Morgan buildings   on   Quilchena Ave.   west.  Miss M. B. Gate, of Coleman,  Alta., has taken charge of the  local telephone exchange.. Miss  Gates reached Merritt last Saturday night and took up her duties  Monday morning. She is a clever  pianist and good all round musician and will be a welcome" acquisition to local musical circles.  Harold Greigg is back from a  deer hunting expedition through  the district northeast of Mammet  Lake. He was accompanied by  James Bamfield and two fine  fawns and two bucks represented  their..luck. Mr. , Greigg has  made "arrangements "to have one  of the heads mounted.  Frank Sherwood, customs officer at Ferry near Midway, was  found dead in bed. He leaves a  wife and six children. Deceased  was a former typo and was well  known through the province.  This promises to be' a warm  session of the federal house. Already the debate over the Drummond- Arthabaska bye - election  has occasioned some pretty hot  cross firing and almost resulted  in a fistic encounter. For the  first .time in many years an  amendment was moved to the  address in reply to a speech from  the Throne. ���  BACK TO FIRST LOVE  George Hyatt came up from  Vancouver to renew old acquaintances and to look over the scenes  of his former labors. It is almost seventeen years' since Mr.  Hyatt left Nicola and he has  shared well in the wave of prosperity that has swept Vancouver  in recent years. He is now engaged in the cold storage business and is meeting with splendid  success. Mr. Hyatt will be remembered by the old timers as  the miller at Nicola being in  charge of the local flour mill for  years.  He was down to Merritt yesterday and so favorably impressed  was he with the local outlook  that he invested in some realty.  ' 'The last time I was here Merritt  was a big hay field. There was  no town and it certainly was a  surprise to me to find such a  progressive community. Do I  think Merritt will grow? Well,  it will be the best town in the  interior. There is everything to  make a go' d . town here and I  hope to see a large population  here within a very few years."  The V. V. & E. has found a  lower grade over the Hope mountains. There is only a small section with a maximum grade of  1.2 per cent, and less" than ten  miles with a one per cent grade.  The remaining mileage provides  a gradient" of one-eighth of one  per cent. The construction of  that part of the line from Otter  Flat to the summit will be commenced early next spring.  CRIPPEN PAID PENALTY  Dr. Hawley H. Crippen paid the  extreme penalty of the law for  the murder of his wife, Belle  Ellmore. He was hanged in the  prison yard at Pentonville near  London at 9 o'clock Wednesday  morning. He went to the scaffold  resigned to his ate. Statements  by local papers that he he had  made confessions have been  denied by officials of the prison.  The last to see him aside from  Rev. Father Cary was Ethel  Leneve.  G. R. Turner of the British  American Trust Co. of Vancouver who has been in Merritt for  several days past returned to the  coast   yesterday   morning.    He  will be back shortly  o ���   Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Crall with  little Miss Beth left town last  Saturday morning forVancouver.  They will return in a few days'  time for it is the purpose of this  talented family to take up their  residence in Merritt.  Mr..and Mrs. G. M. Thom are  back from their holiday trip.  They visited at different coast  points as well as at Kamloops.  Time would not permit a trip  back east. D. G. Connan who  who has been relieving as station  agent in Mr. Thorn's absence will  go to Yale to relieve station  agent-Frank-Pressley.���--= "  There was no mail from the  west on Monday night's local  train. A big rock slide in the  vicinity of Camp 16 eight miles  west of North Bend completely  tied up the traffic and it was impossible for the eastbound trains  to get through. No. 2 was held  at Spuzzum until after midnight.  The result was that Tuesday  night's mail was an exceptionally  heavy one, as was also the  passenger list.  FIRST SKATING OF SEASON  The first skating of the season  was enjoyed by the younger element this morning. The ponds  and portions of the river were  frozen over. The situation emphasized the needof early efforts  towards securing a skating rink.  The hour is ripe for the launching, of a scheme to provide a  skating and hockey arena and  substantial financial assistance is  available.  ACCIDENT AT MINES  Owing to an accident in No. 4  mine on Tuesday Jack Dunn sustained a double fracture of the  right leg and his mate was also  slightly injured. This is the first  accident to occur in No. 4 mine  and taken altogether the Middlesboro mines are comparatively free from serious mishaps.  The surplus in the postoffice  department for the year ending  last June, by the anntal report  j ust issued, is $73,210. Not quite  so much surplus and better service1; would be more satisfactory  to the public, who pay for it.  Henry Murk, who resigned his  office as police constable of Penticton, will have to face a perjury  charge at the next sitting of the  court at Vernon. It is alleged  that he gave false testimony  against W. H. Tappley, formerly  a hotelkeeper. He is now out  on bail of $800. Mr. Murk is  well known in Merritt and owns  some property here.   o ���  Nicola valley coal is finding a  pretty good market amongst the  householders of Kamloops. Several carloads are being shipped  to the inland capital and the increasing orders tell; of the growing favor with which the local  product is received. Jos. Graham is doing'an especially big  business in .the neighboring city.  Two heavy horses were caught  on the railway bridge over the  Nicola river on Sunday morning  and it was with difficulty that  they were removed. The outgoing train was delayed almost  an hour. It was necessary to  plank the bridge so as to give  the animals an opportunity to  get off, their legs being caught  between the stringers. The incident emphasizes the necessity  of keeping horses and other  animals off the C. P. R. right of  way. Engineer Dodd made a  good stop else the horses would  have been cut  to pieces.  SPENCES BRIDGE  CHURCH SERVICES  One of the most important  light harness horse sales of the  present season was made a few  days ago when George G. Moore,  of Detroit, owner of Dromore  Farm, St Clair, Mich., purchased  the world's champion two and  three- year - old trotting filly,  Native Belle, 2:06 1-2, from Edward Thompson, of Northport,  Long Island.  Mr. and Mrs. George Clapperton came over from Kamloops  last Friday, returning home on  Saturday. They were accompanied by their daughter, Mrs.  A. Rear, and two sons, Orwell  and John. The illness of Mrs.  R.H. Winny, wbo is a daughter  of Mr. and Mrs. Clapperton, was  the reason of the visit.  Lack of space last week would  not permit of a story of the  chicken poL pie dinner given  under the auspices of the ladies  ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH.  Sunday, November 27:  10:30���Morning prayer at Canford.  4 p. m. ��� Evening prayer at  Lower Nicola.  7:30 p. m.���Evening prayer at  Menzies' hall Merritt.  Rev. T. Walker.  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.  Services Sunday, November 27,  1910: Nicola���11 a. m. Merritt���3 p. m.  Rev.W.J. Kidd.B.A., B.D.  . Pastor.  Jos. Food has gone up to Merritt to make arrangements for  moving his family up.  Hon. Richard McBride visited  the local, school on Wednesday  and gave a handsome donation  towards the school fund. He  also assured the scholars that he  would do his best towards securing a new school house, for it is  greatly needed.  The public meeting called for  Wednesday afternoon did not  materialize owing to the train  service.  Mrs. Ross, wife of George  Ross, section foreman, has been  ill for several days and will be  taken to Kamloops hospital  shortly.  Among the visitors to Spences  Bridge on Wednesday were Hon.  Richard McBride, his secretary,  Lawrence Macrae, Alex. Lucas  and others.  We must thank our contemporary, The Herald, for the prominence given in its columns to a  story of the Nicola valley coal  fields. This story was written  by the editor of the Nicola Valley  News for the Vancouver Daily  Province. The reason for the  presence of the name of James  Gray as superintendent is that  the story was written during Mr.  Gray's tenure of office.���Ed.  The officers and crew of the  H. M. C.-.S. Rainbow were ban-  quetted by the citizens of Vancouver. The reception was of a  civil and military character.  The first of the  tions will be held  Indications point  victory.  British elec-  on Dember 3.  to a Unionist  The revolution in Mexico is  pretty well quelled, the government forces having gained  steadily on the insurgents during the past few days.  BORN  To Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Han-  ning at Merritt on Tuesday,  November 22, a son.  L  ontrea  Established   1817.  Head  Office:  Montreal  REST $12,000,000  President and General M��inu(jcr.  PAID UP CAPITAL $14,400,000,  Sir Edward CIoukIoii. Hart,  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, anager. j. F. S. GILLUM, Acting Sub-Agent  DON'T  UNLESS  10U  ARE INTERESTED  IN  JEWELRY  IF INTERESTED IN JEWELERY, ETC.  CALL AT  ONCE AND SEE OUR LARGE  ASSORTED  NEW STOCK  JAMES A. SIMPSON  WATCHMAKER  AND   JEWELER  |ew Coldwater  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  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Anything you  ���   buy  with the name  will  give   you  entire  satisfaction.  .    2250  Sold and guaranteed by  Gemmill & Rankine Merritt, B. C. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, November 25,  19J(J  Premier McBride  Justifies Record  Continued from page three.  was seldom that we saw him on  this side of the line. He assured  me then that it would not be  long before I would see him on  the coast and he would go over  the Hope mountains in his private  car too. The Great Northern is  a powerful syndicate and is  building its road without one  dollar of assistance."  Touching briefly the history of  tho Kettle Valley the premier  assured the audience that the  .payment of a bonus of $5,000per  mile to the road was but the  liquidation of an old debt contracted by a; previous government. "We had to pay it but I  made the best arrangement I  could in its payment. It was an  honest debt for believe me I am  opposed to subsidies and will  have none of it. But the Kettle  Valley will give you 262 miles of  standard road through Nicola.  "And  Mackenzie   and   Mann  will be coming into Nicola, too.  -��� They are after the business and  .they   generally   get   it.    Nicola  "valley  looks favorable to them  . and they have already had their  engineers through   the district.  , And it is an  assured fact that  the C. N. R. will be knocking at  your door at no distant date.  ' 'If you will permit me I would  like to say just one word in  reference to the white labor problem before I close. I believe  that the yellow man has his  place on earth in common with  the white man but I do not believe that we are offering any  insult to Japan or China when we  tell them that their place is not  in British Columbia. Some of  the humanitarians tell us that  we are not fair in our attitude  .towards them but I cannot see  it that way.  "The yellow man can live more  economically than the white. He can  produce more cheaply and the result is  that the white man is being crowded  _ out because cheap labor has a fascination for employers. I believe that  British Columbia should be kept as a  white man's country for white men  only and the only way to accomplish  that end is to close the doors on the  others. Our fisheries are almost  wholly .given over to yellow men,  whereas a few years ago white men  found it a profitable industry. I have  always tried to stand up for the white  man and I have but to refer you to the  Grand Trunk Pacific contracts where  the provincial government forced the  railroad to employ nothing but white  labor. They tried hard to force our  hand in this matter but we have stood  an automobile or on a Bain wagon  without paying one cent in tolls.  '3-want to congratulate you upon  the splendid development of Nicola  valley and Merritt. Reports show that  there is a sound and profitable development not alone in this district but  throughout Yale. The ensuing year  promises great things in the way of  development.  "Through this development you as  citizens will be enabled to reap of the  material things that a decent citizen  has a right to claim. The citizen has a  duty equally as.important as a government because after all a government is  what you make it. If you are true to  yourself and your home I know that  you will be true to your country and  your king. And above everything be  attentive to those duties of citizenship  and discharge them in true man fashion and the nation will prosper abundantly."  NEW OPERA HOUSE  Movement   on  Foot   to   Give Merritt  an Anditorium.  A modern opera house in the  heart of the city is the plan of a  number of enterprising local citizens and it is likely that the  scheme will be brought to fruition  very shortly. J. B. Crall is one  of the principal promoters and  he has around him several enthusiastic men.  Mr. Cfall's primary purprse is  to provide Merritt with a moving-  picture auditorium, but the structure will be of such a nature as  to meet the general requirements  of the ordinary opera honse.  Travelling theatrical organizations will use ,it and the public  meetings will be taken there as  well. Merritt needs a properly  equipped opera house and needs  it badly and whoever gets in on  the ground floor will find it a  revenue getter of the first order.  true to the white laboring man of this  province.  "The government always has been  a friend of the laboring man. We have  helped him in many ways. We have  given him good roads, free schools and  free school books as well as free lands.  The government has reserved hundreds  of thousands of acres of good land that  has been held and is being held only  for pre-emption. Thus do we secure  bona fide settlers.  "I am indeed grateful to the people  of Yale for what they have done for  me. But I believe that thc record of  the government, safe and secure as it  is, has won the approval of the local  electorate and it can bc accepted as an  indication of the future. We have  done much in the past but we expect  to do much more in the future.  "We will continue the development  work and provide in larger measure  trunk roads, trails and bridges as well  as public and high schools.. And in  passing let mejtell you that when completed the new university for the province of British Columbia will be  amongst the best on the continent. Before it is opened I want to satisfy myself that, the teaching staff is of the  highest possible standard and the cir-  riculum must compare favorably with  the best in the land. The people of  this province have pi-oven that they  can manage and enjoy the best and the  university will be no exception.  "In reference to Mr. Lucas I can assure you that any commissions you may  leave with him will have my earnest  assistance and you will find that Nicola  valley will receive its fair share of the  public appropriations. The trunk road  which the government is building from  the coast through to Alberta will be a  wonderful aid to this district. It will  then be possible for a man to travel  from Winnipeg to  Vancouver either in  URGES INCORPORATION  Hon. Richard McBride made a  hurried tour of Merritt on Wednesday morning and he was surprised and delighted with the  wonderful growth that had taken  place since his last visit. ' 'You  are going to have a. great town  here. There is everything to  make it and I ��� look to Merritt as  one of the coming commercial  centres of the interior of the  province. But what you want  to do is to incorporate at once  because  you will be better off."  Sporting World  Ad Wolgast will not fight for  several months according to his  trainer. His broken arm is still  in a cast.  Pittsburg will not sell Wagner  as_reported . but his salary will  likely be cut down for next  season. If he delivers the  goods an increase will be granted.   ; o���������       ���  In eastern rugby last Saturday  Toronto Argonauts defeated  Hamilton Tigers by a 7 to 6 score.  Ottawas won from Montreal.  The Tigers still lead the league.    ��� o��� ��� ������  A movement is on foot backed  by James A. Hart to give a batter a base on three balls rather  than four. Hart thinks that the  pitchers have too much advantage.  A Well  Dressed Man  INCREASES HIS CHANCES  He has a  Better Show  To Get Along in the World.  let me fit you for a suit  and you will be a better  pleased man. * Stock and  prices are just right.  G. STEPHENSON  MERCHANT TAILOR  Quilchena Avenue       - -       West  Henry St. Ives is still in, the  limelight. He won a ten mile  road race at Atlantic City the  other day.  Jack Johnson is out of the  fight game for a while. He will  take a trip abroad.   ,  Athletics may become a branch  of the national government in  the United States. A director  will be selected who will sit in  the president's cabinet.  Abe A tell seems to be going  back. In a fifteen round mill  with Frankiu 'Conley at New  Orleans the best he could do was  a draw. Conley was strong all  the way.  Two new world records were  hung up at Phoenix, Arizona.  Lady Maud of the Savage stable  paced a mile in 2:01 1-2 and Wil-  bour Lou paced a mile in 2:19 1-2.  One was a record for mares and  the other for yearlings.  Jack Johnson and Joe Jean-  nette in a finish fight for the  heavyweight championship of  the world, the battle to be staged  in Paris on the night of the  Grand Prix, when the greatest  number of sport followers attracted by any event in the  world is annually assembled in  the French capital is the proposition that Dan McKittrick, manager of Joe Jeanette, the negro,  who has spent several years in  France, has put up to Johnson,  acting on an offer cabled to him  by a syndicate of rich French  fight promoters.'  TO LET  Two store premises completely  furnished and fitted only a few  doors from the corner of Voght  street and Quilchena Ave.' Suitable for hardware or groceries.  Plate glass front. Apply to J. S.  Morgan or P. O. Box 48.  Landlord's Laugh  He has no more use for his  "To Let" sign.  He used our Classified Want  Ads. and found a good tenant.  When :t num wants a good  he has to patronize a g od shop.  And   that's one  reason why he should  come here.  All   classes   of   tonsorial    work   satisfactorily executed.  W. E. Johnston  Voght St. MERRITT, B.C.  Brown's Old Stand.  Quilchena  Hotel  Quilchena, B.C.  One of the finest hotels in the upper  counti-y. Excellent accomodation for  travellers and tourists. Hot and cold  water baths.    Best of wines and liquors.  Terms $2_00 a day and upwards.  Jos. Guichon  Proprietor  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.  Lytton's Popnlar Hotelry  Baillie Hotel  Good      eals,   Good Comfortable  Beds and Best  Serv'ce.     Rates  Reasonable.  Walter C Keeble  Proprietor,  LYTTON, B.C.  I Trade ,  I Mark  Asaya-Neurall  THE     NEW     REMEDY     FOR  - Nervous  Exhaustion  Alcoholic and physical excesses,  mental shocks and bodily injuries  drain thenervoussystemwithsur-  prising rapidity. Severe nervous  exhaustion frequently results.  The only remedy isFood.Restand  'nerve repair.'' AsAYA-NEURAI.I.,'  is and makes possible this cure. It  feeds the nerves, induces sleep,  quickens the appetite and digestion, restores full nerve vigor.  $1.50 per bottle.    Local agent.  GEO. M. GEMMILL,  Merritt, B. C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, .C.  The ".hoicest of Beef,' utton, etc., always on hand.  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  MOUNTAIN HOTEL  NORTH BEND  Headquarters  of the  rai'rqad boys on the Thompson and  Cascade divisions of the C. P. R.  We have a good  lunch  counter as well as dining room and  our service always pleases.    Our rooms are warm and  comfortable.  JOHN ABRAY  Proprietor  "We are living in an age of electricity." ���Edison  Merritt Will Soon Have an Electric  Lighting System  You Shonld Have Your House or   Office Wired at Once.  The 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.  Job Printing  No matter what you may require we can do it���do it wel  ��g?The Nicola Valley News*  Watch for th^ Christmas  of The Nicola Valley  It will be the finest publication ever issued in  the upper country. Profuse in illustration, replete in fact and story, it will depict the life  and industry of the people of Merritt and the  Nicola valley as a whole. It will be valuable  as a historical number, ^entertaining to the  reader and an accurate mirror of the future.  The News feels that its wonderful success during the past year demands some  recognition at its hands and no effort will be spared to make the Christmas  number a distinct credit to the publishers and to the town and district in  which the paper has its life and being.  SEND IN YOUR  ORDERS  Issue Goes to Press December 16th.  - i" nr-"-* Friday,  November 25, 1910  THE NICOLA  VALLEY NEWS  8  Land Act  Nicola Land District.    Kamloops Division of Yale  Take   notice   that   I.   Lacey   II.   Johnston,   of  Montreal, occupation eiijjiucei', intends to apply  . torpermission topurchase Ihe following: described'  lands:;  Common, inf. ata post planted 3 miles east and  fiO chains north of norlhe.ist corner of Lotll!i7,  thence south one mile, thence west one mile,  thence north one milfi. (hence eas-t one mile.  LACEY K. JOHNSTON.  Per Archibald W. McVittie, AKent.  Date Oct. 17, 1910. ���11-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I, Leonie Ruth Hrothorton, ol*  TcddinKlon. Knuland. occupation spinster, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencintr at a  post planted about 3 miles  east and  60 chains north of northenst corner of  Lot 1137, thence north  one mile, thence west one  mile, thence south one mile, thence east one mile.  LKONIK RUTH RROTHERTON.  Per Archibald W. McVittie. Ai.ent.  Date October 17, li)10. '11-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that J. Marjory Evans, of Vancouver, occupation married woman, intend to  apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  ComuiencinR- at a post planted about 2 miles  cast and 20 cnains south of northeast corner of  Lot 1137, thence 60 chains south, thence 60 chains  east,  thence GO chains  north,   thence GO chains  MARJORY EVANS.  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Afrent.  Dale Oct. 17. 1910 '11-50  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District.    District of Yale.  .  Take notice that I,   Walter Warren,  of Toronto, Ont.,  occupation actuary,  intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing^ at a post planted on  west fork of Otter Creek, at the head  of first canyon and about one and one-  half miles from Lot 1775, intersecting  Station K 180(5, Kettle Valley R. R.  survey, thence north 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains to point of commencement containing 040 acres more  or less.  Walter Warren,  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  Date October 15, 1910. 40-49  Land Act  Nicola Land District.   Kamloops Division of Yale  Take   notice   that  1,   R.   Ernest  Johnston, of  Montreal, occupation  engineer,   intend   to apply  for permission to purchase the following described  lands;  Commencing at a   post planted  about 2 miles  east of northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence one  mile south, thence one mile west, thence one mile  north, thence one mile east.  K. ERNEST JOHNSTON,  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Apent.  Date Oct. 17. 1910. '12-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District.    District of  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Sarah Roberts, of  Nicola, occupation widow, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about  a mile north and a mile and a quarter  west of the northwest corner of Lot  1759, fche?iee south 40 chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence north 40 chains,  thence west'80 chains.  Sarah Roberts,  Per Emmett.Todd, Agent  Date Oct.. 15, 1910. 39-48  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  *df commencement, containing 160 acres  more or less.  Alexander. Strickland.  Stanley Kirby, Agent.  Septrmber 9, 1910.       33-42  Land Act  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I, Leonard Evans, of Vancouver, occupation piano tuner, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following, described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted about 20 chains  south of the southwest corner of Lot 1137, thence  north one mile, thence west one mile, thence  south one mile, thence cast one mile.  LEONARD EVANS.  Per Archibald W, McVittie, Agent.  Date Oct. 17, 1910. 41-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District Kamloops Division of Yale  ' Take notice that I, Thomas Evans, of Vancouver, occupation trentleman, intend to apply  for permission to purchase the followiwrdcscribed  lands:  Commencing at a post planted about the northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence north -10 chains,  thence west 80 chains, thenco south 40 chains  thence east 80 chains.  THOMAS EVANS,  Per Archibald W. McVittie. Aeent.  Date Oct. 17, 1910 41-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District.   Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I. Lewis Ord.  of Montreal,  occupation engineer, intend  to apply for permission to purchase tho following- described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about the northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence north one.mile,  thence east one mile, thence south one mile,  thence west one mile. IjEWIS 0RD.  -  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  Date Oct. 17. 1910. 41-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I, Julia Ord. of Montreal, occupation married woman, intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands  Commencing at a post piantcd about the northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence south one mile,  thonce east one mile, thence north one mile, thence  west one mile. .,��� , .   _^������  JULTA ORD,  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  Date October 17. 1910. 41-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District.    District of  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take'notice that Mildred Green, of  Vancouver, occupation married woman,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about  a mile north and a mile and a quarter  west of the northwest corner of Lot  1759, thence a mile north, thence a mile  west, thence a mile south, thence a  mile east.  Mildred Green,  Per Emmett Todd, Agent.  Date Oct. 15, 1910. 39-48 .  Land Act  Nicola Land District. ' District of  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that William E. Green,  of Vancouver, occupation broker, intends to apply for.' permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about  a mile north and a mile and a quarter  west of the northwest corner of Lot  1759, thence north one mile, thence  east one mile, thence south one mile,  thence west one mile.  William E. Green,  Per Emmett Todd, Agent.  Date Oct. 15, 1910. 39-48  Land Act  Kamloops Division  of Yale Land District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Harold W. Ebbs  Canavan, of Victoria, B. C, occupation Civil Engineer, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post plahted at the  S. W. corner of Lot 354; thence running northerly 40 chains; thence Westerly 20 chains; thence Southerly 40  chains; thence Easterly 20 chains, to  initial post, and containing 80 acres,  more or less.  Harold W. Ebbs Canavan,  PerH. B. Hicks, Agent.  Date September 8th. 1910. 34-43  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  Take notice that 1. Clarence Morgan, occupation  limlierman, Fernie. B. C intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described  iands:  Commencing at a post planted at the northeast  corner adjoining the northwest corner of Lot 910,  thence running west 80 chains, thence south 60  chains, thence east about 20 chains to west boundary line.of Harriet Magiere McCullough. application applied for, thence north about 40 chains to  northwest corner of Harriet Magiere McCullough,  thentc east 20 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence east about 20 chains, thence north 40  chains, lo northwest corner of land applied for by  Emily McCullough, thence east 20 cnains. thence  north 20 chains to initial post, claiming about 420  ncres. Cl.A.iRNCR MORGAN,  Date Pept. 2G. 1910. Hugh McGuire, Agent.  37-IS  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  Take notice that I. William McGuire, of Pctcrs-  borough, Ontario, occupation farmer, intends to  to apnly for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencingat a post planted at the northeast  corner adjoining the northwest corner of Lot 1758,  thence running west 80 chains, thence south  80 chains, thence east 80 chains to the southwest corner of Lot 903, thence north 20 chains,  thence west 40 chains to northwest corner of Lot  1758, thence north 40 chains, thence east 40 chains,  thence north 20 chains to initial post, place of  beginning, claiming about 480 acres pasture land  more or less.  William McGuire,  Date Sept. 2G, 1910. Hugh McGuire, Agent.  37-IS '-     :  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  .      District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Laura McDonald, of Merritt,  B.C., occupation married woman, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the northwest  corner about 3 miles north and about 1 mile west  of northwest corner of Lot 1775 thence south 80  chains, thence east 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence west 80 chains to initial post, place  of beginning, claiming G10 acres pasture land  more or less. Laura A. McDonald,  Date Sept, 30,1910. Hugh McGuire, Agent.  37-46  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of,Yale  Take notice that I, Grace Johnston, of Montreal,  occupation spinster, intend to apply for permission  to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at. a post planted about 2 miles  east of the northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence  north   one mile,   thence west one mile,  thence  south one mile, thence east one mile.  GRACE JOHNSTON,  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  Date Oct, 17, 1910. 41-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I, Maxwell Adams, of South  Sea, England, occupation barrister, intend to  apply for permission to purchase tho following  described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about threemilcs  east and 20 chains north of the northeast corner  of Lot 1137, thence 80 chains north, thenco 40  cnains east, thence 80 chains south, thence 40  chains west.  MAXWELL ADAMS.  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent,  Date Oct. 17,1910. 41-60  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District. District of Yale.  Take notice that-1, Robert J Man-  cantelli, of Merritt. B. C, occupation  accountant, intend to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencing at a post planted 4  chains south of S. A. Brooks southeast  corner of P. R. 457 on bank of west  fork of Otter Creek, B. C, thence  north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence west 80  chains to point of commencement containing 640 acres more or less.  Robert J. Mancantelli,  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  Date October 17, 1910. 40-49  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District.' District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Mary Warren, of  Vancouver, B. C, occupation housewife, intend to apply for permission to  purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted on  west fork of Otter Creek, at the,head  of first canyon about 1 1-2 miles from  Lot 1775, the east line intersecting  Station K1806, Kettle Valiey R. R.  survey, thence north 80 chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence south 80 chaihs,  thence west SO chains to point of commencement containing 640 acres more  or less. Mary Warren,  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  Date October 15, 1910. 40-49  Water Notice  NOTICE is hereby given that an application will be made under Part V. of  the "Water Act, 1909," to obtain a  licence in the Kamloops Division of  Yale District.  (a) The name, address and occupation of the applicant Jane Christina  Pooley, Tarnmerton Ranch, near Nicola,  B. C, cattle ranch.  (b) The name of the lake, stream or  source (if unnamed, the description is)  little Lumbum Lake, Lumbum Lake,  Gravel Lake, 1st Marquart Lake, and  all swamps East of Gravel Lake.  (c) The   point  of    diversion   Lum  bum Lake dam.  (d) The quantity of Water applied  for ]in cubic feet per second] Fifteen.  (e) The character of the proposed  work.    Dam, flume and ditchs.  (f) The premises on which the water  is to be used [describe same] Hamilton  Ranche.  (g) The purposes for which the  water is to be used. Irrigation and  domestic.     _    _     _ _ .  [h] If for irrigation describe the  land intended to be irrigated, giving  acreage. Hamilton Ranche, about 1200  acres.  [j[ Area of Crown land intended to  be occupied by thc proposed works.  None.  [k] This notice was posted on the  16th day of November, 1910, and application will be made to the Commissioner on the 16th day of December,  1910.  [1] Give the names and addresses  of any riparian proprietors or lieensees  who or whose lands are likely to be  affeeted by the proposed works, either  above or below the outlet.    None.  JANE CHRISTINA POOLEY  Nicola, B. C.  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.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Nicola Land  District���District of Yale.  Take notice that I, James A. Anderson of Victoria, B. C., occupation government accountant, intend to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands: _>-,-..  Commencing at a post planted about  1 mile north and 2 miles east of the  southeast corner of Lot 902, thence  south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,  thence north 80 chains, thence east 80  chains to the point of commencement  ment and claiming all vacant ground,  640 acres.  James A. Anderson, Applicant.  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  September 29, 1910. 37-48  Land Notice  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  Take notice that I, John Murphy, of Spokane,  Washington, occupation hotel clerk intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described hinds:  Commencing at a post planted about 2 1-2 miles  east of the nortwest corner of Lot 902, thence  north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  south 80 chains, thence west So chains to point of  commencement and containing G40 acres more or  less.  John Murphy,  Date Sept. 29, 1910. Hugh McGuire, Agent.  47-48.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Nicola Land District���District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Patrick H. Kennedy, of  Princeton, B. C,, occupation miner, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  described Iands: C.  Commencing at a post piantcd about 2 1-2 miles  oast of the northwest corner of Let 902, thence  south 80 chains, thence, east 80"chains, thence  north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains to point of  commencement and containing G40 acres more or  less.  Patrick H. Kennedy,  Date Sept. 29, 1910. Hugh McGuire, Agent.  37-4S. -   -  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Harry Whaley, of Spokane,  Washington, occupation hotel clerk, intends to  applyfor permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about 2 1-2 miles  east of_the_nor_thwest__corner___of__Lot_902._thence  north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains, thence  south 80 cnains, thence east SO chains to the uoint  of commencement and containing 640 acres more  or less.  Date Sept.  37-48  29. 1910.  Harry Whaley,  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  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.  NiVola, Sept. 23, 1910.        33-42  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 piantcd at the  N. W. corner of Lot 353; thence South  40 chains; thence West 20 chains;  thence north 40 chain?; thence East 20  chains, to initial post, containing 80  acres, more or less.  Lillian J. Clark.  H. B. Hicks, Agent.  Date September 8th, 1910. 34-48  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  District or Yale,  Take notice that Bella R. McDonald, of Merritt,  B. ('., occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase tho following described lands:  Commencing at n post piantcd about 3 miles  north and 1 mile west of the northwest corner of  Lot 1776, thence south 80 chains, thence west SO  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence east SO  chains to the point of commencement, containing  640 acres more or less.  Bella R. McDonald,  Date Sept. 30,1910. Hugh McGuire. Agent.  87-48  Land Act Notice  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District���District of Yale.  Take notice that I,   John   Grasser of  Peck, Idaho, occupation farmer, intend  to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a'post planted about  3 miles north   and  1   mile west of the  northwest corner  of  Lot  1775, thence  north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence  west 80  chains to the  point of commencement  and containing 640 acres more or less.  JOHN GRASSER, Applicant.  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  September 30th, 1910.        37-48  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District���District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Rannel J. McDonald of Winnipeg, Man., occupation  farmer, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:  " Commencing at a post planted about  3 miles north'and 1" miles west of the  northwest corner of Lot 1775, thence  north 80 chains,' thence west 80 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence east 80  chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.  'Rannel J. McDonald, Applicant.  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  September 30, 1910.   ���   37-48  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District���District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Ernest Edmund  Coley, of Nelson, B.C., occupation civil  engineer, intend to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:   ..  Commencing at a post planted at the  southwest corner about two miles west  and oue-half mile south of the southwest corner of Lot 902 and marked  "E. E. Coley's southwest corner,"  thence north sixty (60) chains, thence  east thirty (30) chains, thence south  sixty (60) chains, thence west thirty  (30) chains to place of commencement  and containing one hundred and eighty  and-five-tenths-(110.5]=acres=more=or,  Ipcc  Ernent Edmund Coley.  Dated October 14, 1910. 39-48  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District���District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Edward S. Shel-  ton of Spokane, Wash., occupation  gentleman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at  northeast corner, about two and a half  miles westiof the north west corner of  Lot 902, running south 80 chains, thence  west 80.chains, thence north 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains to point of commencement, and containing 640 acres  more or less of pasture land.  Edward S. Shelton, Applicant.  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  September 29th, 1910.       37-48  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Bridgie McGuire, of Peters-  borough, Ontario, intends to apply for permission  to purchase tho following described lands:  Commencing at n post planted at the southwest  corner about 2 miles west of the southwest corner of Lot 903, thence running north 80 chains--,  thence east about 20 chains to the west boundary  of Harriott Magiere McCullough, thence south  about 30 chains to tho southwest corner of Harriet  Magiero McCullough's application, thonce cast 20  chains, thence north about 30 chains, thonce cast  about. 20 chains, thenco south 80 chains, thenco  west 80 chains to initial post, claiming about 5S0  acres more or less.  Bridgie McGuire.  Date Sept. 20,1910. Hugh McGuire, Agent.  87-48  Water Notice  Notice is hereby given that an application will be made under Part V. of  the "Water Act, 1909," to obtain a  license in the Kamloops Division of  Yale District.  a. The name, address and occupation  of the applicant is Frank Maitland  Kilner, rancher, Quilchena, B. C.  b. The name of the lake, stream or  source [if unnamed, the description is]  a creek running into the east end of  Fish Lake (Lauder's Fish Lake.  c. The point of diversion is about  10 chains from the point where the  creek enters the said lake.  d. The quantity of water applied for  [in cubic feet per second.] is three  cubic feet per second.  e. The ��� character of the proposed  works. Ditch running on my preemption.  f. The premises on which the water  is to be used [describe some.] My preemption on the northwest side of Fish  Lake.'* ,: :--";-''.'.  g. The purposes for which the water  is to be used.    Irrigation. .  h. If for irrigation describe the land  iutended to be irrigated, giving acreage. From a stake locating my preemption commencing at the east end of  the lake, thence 80 chains south along  the shore of the lake; thence 20 chains  west, thence 80 chains north, thence  20 chains east to point of commencement.  j. Area of Crown land intended to  be occupied by the proposed works.  None.     .  k. This notice was posted on the 3rd  day of November, 191S, and application  will be.made to the Commissioner on  the 3rd day of December, 1910.  1. Give the names and addresses of  any riparian proprietors or. licensees  who or whose lands are likely to be  affected by the proposed works, either  above or below the outlet. None.  F. M. KILNER.  Quilchena, B. C.  Home of the travelling public.  Good comfortable rooms and excellent dining1 service.   Rates  are reasonable.    Just give us a call.    Representative meets  all trains. ��  McGilUvary &  VeaSey,  Proprietors.  Ashcroft, B. C.  You Are One Week Nearer  CHRISTMAS  Than when we sent our last message of warning TO BUY  EARLY.  "BIRKS" is the great gift house of the West.  Our stock consists of a thousand high grade lines, which are  sold at the prices of the importer and manufacturer.  Do not delay a moment in sending for our Christmas catalogue.    Remember orders that require engraving must be  in by the end of November,  Henry Birks & Sons, Limited  Jewelery Mail Order House  Geo. E. Trorey, an. 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  of [this popular resort.  Adam Ferguson, Proprietor  Nicola Valley  Meat Market  Dealers in Prime Beef, Mutton, Lamb, Veal, Pork and ''-j  Sausage, Poultry, Ham and Bacon. Fresh Fish always on .''  hand. Orders receive prompt attention. Cattle bought '-  and sold by the"*carload. \\  I. Eastwood  Manager  ^"fc_  (Formerly The Driard)  Leading hostelry of the town.    A popular resort for the  summer months and comfortable home for the winter.  Best of accommodation and service in all  departments.  S. KIRBY, Prop.  NICOLA, B. C.  Use Cream in Your Coffee  It Gives a Delicious Flavor  CREAM SUPPLIED EVERY DAY.  BEST QUALITY OF MILK DELIVERED.  WAGONS PROMPT IN MAKING CALLS.  THE MERRITT DAIRY  JOHN BLACKWELL, Prop.  tinting  No matter what you may re.  quire we can do it���do it wel  ���gjTlie Nicola Valley News  '���tv THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, November 25,  1911)  1  I  They: say that the best way to reach a ma^s heart is by feeding him well.  That's why the men who eat at the Star Restaurant are so good natured.  Try a meal and see for yourselfo    Open day and night.  FRANK STEEL, Prop,  e  i  REPLY TO MR.  CLEASBY  (Continued  from page  one)  gerted Mr.  Cleasby's argument  shows a lementable lack of logic.  It would be laughable were it not  pitiable in its weakness.  I know not who the real author  of the letter might be but the  very fact that Mr. Cleasby has  affixed his signature renders it  imperative that I must deal with  him. He talk's"of .''discredited  politicians'' but surely Mr.  Matthews, or myself are not discredited because we made an  honest effort to represent the  party^and district for we are in  the same position in that respect.  He talks of "slender follow-  ings" but bf course there is none  so blind as he who will not see.  It is strangely pathetic, however, that the splendid strength  of Mr. Cleasby's following has  not so far given him an opportunity to satisfy the cravings of  his heart to become a candidate  ih this district.  Mr. Cleasby has asked me to  prove my charges that he "did  not stand by the constitution of  the association of which he is  the head." And that is now my  pleasant duty.  In the, first place the constitution makes Middleboro and Coutlee integral parts of the organization known as the Merritt,  Middlesboro and District Conservative Association. The association has as much power to  appoint delegates  for Middles.  boroor Coutlee as it has for Mer  itt. Still Mr. Cleasby would not  accept the appointments of the  (association in this respect but ac-  ' cepted two credentials that came  from a sham meeting in Middlesboro and was instrumental in organizing a meeting at Coutlee to  appoint a delegate though the  same men, with one exception,  who attended the meeting at  Coutlee were present at the district meeting. If the association  has no power to appoint a delegate for Coutlee and the constitution is null and void how have  we the power to select a president and secretary from Coutlee?  As to Middlesborq.-Mr. Cleasby  accepted the "fake" credentials  in spite of the protests of Mr.  Matthews and Dr. Curtin.  Mr. Cleasby's policy is to accept delegates appointed by polling divisions and he makes it a  part of the constitutional ruling.  But how is it that he rejected a  legally appointed delegate for  Canford and accepted the credential of a man whose name had  never been submitted to an organized meeting as delegate and  a credential that was not legally  prepared and which came from a  source wholly foreign to that  particular polling division? How  is it that he cast two votes in the  election of a certain delegate at  the district meeting in direct  violation of every principle of  constitutional right? How was  it that he made himself a party  to a scheme to undo the work of  the association of which he is the  head, though the methods pursued were identical with those  followed in every previous year?  As to the Yale proxy to which  he makes extended reference I  can assure the public that I  deposited that paper as I had received it from an officer of the  Yale association. If it had been  tampered with, it was not with  my knowledge. But that has  nothing to do with my charge  against Mr. Cleasby and I believe that with every right thinking man I have succeeded in  making myself clear.  It is not as Mr. Cleasby says  that I have endeavored to reflect  on the body of Mr. Matthews'  supporters. It was to one or  two I had reference. Nor am I  endeavoring to court favor for I  am perfectly content to leave my  case with the great body of the  public. I am just as loyal to the  party and to Nicola valley as is  any man in the party or district.  It might interest some to know  that Mr. Cleasby stated emphatically just previous to the convention that he would not support my nomination on the second  ballot were I fortunate enough  to be the high man. He is frank,  friendly and beautiful in his inconsistency.  I have betrayed no interests as  Mr. Cleasby would have the  electors believe and I am confident that the general public is  sufficiently advised as to the  actual facts as to wholly discredit  the statements that Mr. Cleasby  may make in his wildly excitable  moments. And now I wash my  hands of the whole affair.  Yours faithfully  S. N. DANCEY.  n  Now is the Time to Buy your Pal  Winter  We have a very complete range of Pall Underwear and Clothing  for Men, Women and Children.  Children's Buster  SR !20>_wjLri ��__ ��� n SHhc  JK_p  xj yv ��� *~��j oi-rcr  in all sizes and assorted patterns.  $4.50, $4.75 and $5.00  Hand Knit Mufflers  A great protection for the throat and chest.  This little garment is a great favorite.  Try one ofjour leaders at  $ 1.2 5.  Boys' 2 and 3  _ni_g^,_gL^Bei-j,g       t___7t__BI I _____��  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 $SOj  Men's Underwear  Knitted Wool Underwear an sizes Special $1.50 Suit  Woollen Ribbed Underwear Best value on market $2.50 Suit  Robin Hood Natural Wool Underwear   .   .   $4.00 Suit  A beautiful garment and well worth the price.

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