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 /:$> ���-___      ��cyy  j*N 18 191)  c^  Vol. 1, No  MERRITT. B. G., JANUARY 13, 1911  Price 5 Cents  ES  OVAL OF  SLATE  Meeting   in    Menzie's   Hall  Endorses  Candidates  Nominated.  A large majority' of miners  holding franchises- in municipal  contests by virtue of their ownership of lots and homes in the proposed municipality of Merritt  assembled with other residents  in Menzie's hall, last Monday  evening, to hear the campaign  pledges of Messrs Eastwood,  Curtin, Jackson, and Menzies.  The meeting, which was called  for eight o'clock, was delayed a-  bout half an hour on account of  Ihe heavy snowing preventing  many from arriving at the hour  scheduled. Mr J. A. Menzies  occupied the c'lair for the evening, around him being arrayed  the various candidates.  Mr Eastwood arroused the enthusiastic approval of the assembled electors, when he announced  that under  no circumstance,   if  he is elected  as  Merritt's first  mayor, will he permit anything  that may make it-possible to regard this as other than" a clean  town.'.   In  the  organization  of  every .new town a great deal  of  money must of necessity be expended.    Certain,contracts must  be made,   and^ supplies.^boug^t;  "and" iii' the" bdyirigof" thefse "sup"i"  plies and making these contracts  he would see to it that'"no   one  'made a bit on  the .side."      "I  stand for a,clean town in  every  respect,  gentlemen."    He said.  Each of the  other candidates  dwelt on various  phases  of the  platform  which   Mr.   Eastwood  and his supporters have adopted  for the campaign.    All were received most cordially.  Some of the members of  audience appeared,    when  chairman   announced   that  questions  would be   answered,  to be  laboring under thel   impression that the  council to be  elected would be the sole ones to  deal with liquor licenses.     As  the chairman explained, _ this is  the  the  all  not so; the liquor licenses of the  town will be under the direct  control of a specially appointed  License Commission on the members of which will devolve the  task of dealing with this interest to the satisfaction of the citizens of Merritt.  Another matter about which  certain members wanted information was the list of electors will  be made up by the returning  officer. Thus all will have an  opportunity of ascertaining who  the electors of the town are.  As to the date of the electton;  that depends on the provincial  government. It will probably  be fixed for the middle of Feb-  rua1 y.  Another matter about which  there was a certain element of  uncertainty was the present status of the gentlemen who have  agreed to accept nomination for  councilmeh and mayor. Those  gentlemen who have been proposed on the Eastwood ticket and  who have signified their willingness to stand or fall by the provisions of that ticket, are Messrs  F. Reid, J. E. Menzies, Dr Curtin  Archie Jackson, J. P. Boyd and  Mr Duncan Munroe, .whoaceeed-  ed to the general request of the  meeting to stand.  On accepting Mr. Monroe did  not hesitate to point out that he  was unswervingly opposed to any  thing which might adversely af  fect the moral  welfare of the  community.  The enthusiasm which greeted  the announcement of the candidacy of Mr Monroe left no doubt  as to the attittde of the miners  of the district towards the Eastwood ticket. In fact when it  first came to a matter of-proposing Mr Monroe as a candidate"  for the office of councillor sever,  al of the o.dience disputed as to  whom the honour should fall,  each being eager to be the proposer.  In  looking over  the   general  attitude} of those present at the  meeting in  Menzies   Hall    last  Monday evening and taking into  consideration the fact that the  majority of those present were  miners,    one - has   considerrble  d i ffi i c u 11 y in   understanding  wherein lies the absolute dissatisfaction with  the present "candidates for mayor and councillors of which 'the  editor of the  Merritt Herald   laid    so    much  stress last .week.    It was estimated in that issue of our contemporary  that the  rights  of   the  miners were ignored to such an  extent that the defeat of 'the  whole ticket nominated at a previous meeting was eminent.    It  was also hinted that the "candidates chosen  at the  meeting in  question    were   selected   by   a  "clique."    Of  course our con:  temporary'^''overlooked  the. fact'  that it is now commonly regarded as a sin equanon of all candidacies that the  candidates shall  first be requested to offer themselves for election to public office.  He who offers himself  "off his  own bat" is in grave danger of  being regarded as an irresponsible,   and   therefore   dangerous,  megalomaniac.     Such a one is  generally hysterical and liable to  perceive harm in which no harm  is meant. -Hence it was necessary  that a meeting be called in order  to enable the friends of the candidates to ascertain the views of  these gentlemen.' ��� It is so much  easier to settle differences of opinion by immediate   discussion  than-by prolonged long   range  the above date the 17th day of  Jan. at a price advertised in a  full page Ad. in this paper. Mr.  II. Greig predicts some early-risers on the morning of the 17th.  The owner says that under no  circumstances whatever will any  deposits be taken on the six ' lots  offered for sale prior to the time  and date set, and the office door  in the Morgan Building will hot  be opened to the public before  9 a. m. .  Building has commenced al;  ready on central View subdivision  and the contract has been let for  three additional cottages, this  will make six buildings in all  that will be completed in a very  short time. This subdivision  Central View is no doubt vcy  well named for its most central  location of which is second to  none should and will demand;  ready buyers at prices offered. "  dealing with outdoor sport  throughout the continent appears  a two thousand word article from  the pen Mr. Harold Greig, the  well known Merritt business  man.  The article which is an illustrated account of duck-shooting,  is written in a nimble, decisive  style, pertaining at the same  a facility of wording which never  pursuits the interest to flag.  The half-page illustration shows  Mr. Greig standing beside a bag  of nearly seventy duck of almost  every specie known to inhabit  this province.  It is to be hoped that many  more such articles will appear  over Mr Greig's name in the future.  STORY OF 800 PER GENT  PER ANNUM ON REALTY  ~o-  Suicicide at  Camp Twq  TAYLOR ELECTED  A report received by long dis-  opinions?' - ;  - Mr Fred Gay, who also expressed his approval of the Eastwood  platform, was, nominated as a  candidate by the meeting, on tho  motion of Mr J. S. Morgan, tur  Dave Crawford was also nominated.  Before his name was placed  before the meeting Dave Crawford had left for the colliery,  it being close to his time to go to  work. So the meeting was unable to hear his attitude on certain matters.;  Mr. Gay's acceptance of the  endorsement of the meeting  showed that he felt very ��� keenly  about certain phases of municipal  life; he echoed the sentiments  of Mr Monroe on the liquor question. The applause which marked the conclusion of his speech  showed that the assembled gentlemen approved his sentiments.  American, Named  Lester, Cuts'  Throat and Jumps Into  Coldwater   River.  - After cutting his throat from  ear to ear, a man by the name of  Lester plunged into the Coldwater river at Camp 2, on K. - _V._  construction, and completed his  voyage into the hereafter. Just  when.Lester started carving-his  anatomy is not known, j  Lester, an American fairly  well known in construction camjgs  throughout'the"west," arrived at  camp 2 last Saturday evening  and requested permission to remain there a few days. His re-  strange in view of the fact that  he made no mention of offsetting  the cost of maintaining him by  either labor or money, was nevertheless at once acceeded to by  the camp boss. He soon secured  a bunk and a place at table.  Nothing peculiar about his actions was noticed, according to  informant, until Monday evening  when he complained of feeling  generally debilitated, and particularly of aches in the upper part  of his body. He asked that a  doctor be sent for and was told  that he would arrive in camp in  a few hours. ^Shortly afterwards  tance 'phone this morning is that  Mayor L. D. Taylor was yesterday re-elected mayor of Vancouver by over 1700 majority. This  indication of Taylors administration must be a bitter pill for some  to swallow. There is no doubt  "at all that no allegatipns would  have been made but for the confidence of his traducers that he  would be defeated. Taylor was  fought bitterly, more bitterly  than ever before in the history  of mayoralty, contests, by the  News-Advertiser and the Province, and was only supported by  the Sunset and South Vancouver  Times.-  erty for wheatgrowing purposes  several good offers were made  to him.  Mr. McAliister informed the  News that he had offered a lady  at Quilchena $16,000 cash for  320 acres, but that she was tied  up with an option and lease and  was unable to sell.  It is understood that Messrs.  Conklin and Hutchinson sold  him a considerable acreage, but  so far the News has been unable  to confirm the rumor.  or   we  in  H. S. Clsasby is expected  from the coast tonight. He will  arrive, mudslides and the C. P.  R. permitting.  -Mi  ��POLLING-DAY~:  / ^.Victoria, B. C, Jan. 13���Yesterday morning Attorney-General Bowser stated that the lieu-  tfenant-governor would probably  fix election day for three weeks  ft om the date of the granting of  tne municipal charter to Merritt.  He add that is is probable that  none but assessed property holders would be allowed to vote.  High Price for  Merritt Lob  Victoria   Business   Man   Gives  $3000 for Corner Lot.   ...,  A deal was completed in Victoria yesterday by which uir j.  P. Greaves sold his title to the  corner lot at < the northeastern  intersection of Garcia St and  Quilchena avenue for three thousand dollars.  Following so closely on the  sale of the lot, at. Voght St-and  Quilchena avenue it is evident  that outsiders have the greatest  confidence in the future of merritt.  he committed suicide.  Coroner Tutill was notified of  the tragedy and decided to hold  an inquest at the camp that evening. By the light of the lamps  the jurymen returned their verdict of suicide.  tele-  who  early  The proprietors of a moving  picture show are in town and  are looking for a building suitable for the opening of a theatre  here.  LOOK FOR THE GREEN AD.  An investment opportunity is  offered to the public by Harold  Greig, Real Estate and Financial  Broker of Merritt,. B. C. on the  17th day of January to those who  are seeking Real Estate Bargains.  Six lots will be placed on the market in Central View subdivision on  OPERATOR HURT  Miss M. Gate, the local  phone exchange operator,  had been ill during the  part of last week, met with a  bad accident last Sunday afternoon. She was going out for a  walk and when in front of the  Diamond Vale Supply Co's store  slipped on. the ice of: Quilchena  avenue arid fell, wrenching her  arm Very severely. The pain  rendered her .unconscious:-  It is not known how long she  lay in the street, but she was  first seen by Mr. Flanagan, who  summoned Mr Costigan, accountant in lCthe store, and together  they brought her back to consciousness.  Miss Gate was able to go back  to work this week but her arm is  still useless. During her absense  Mr Hay ward has acted as operator.   o   LOCAL MAN WRITES  In the current number of Rod  and Gun, an American magazine  devoted exclusively  to   articles  EXTRA CONSTABLE  Edgar Backnn, the new provincial constable, who has been  detailed to assist Walter Clrrk,  arrived in town last evening from  Vancouver. Mr. Bachun takes  up his duties immediately, and  will probably  be put on  night  "duty.  A. L. DINGEE RETURNS  Among the early-week* visitors  to Merritt were Mr A. L. Dingee  formerly a partner of Mr J. C.  Conklin, of Merrit, and Mr McAllister a representative of a  large flour milling concern in  Vancouver. Mr Dingee spent  his time here partly in renewing  old acquaintances and partly in  quietly pointing out to Mr McAllister certain properties which  might be purchased at bargain  rates.  It being understood that Mr  McAllister was looking for prop-   o  HOSPITAL BALL  Next Wednesday evening a  ball will be held in the hall over  G. B.'Armstrongs new building  in aid of the new hospital fund.  Archie Jackson has charge of  the arrangements in the hall  and Dr. Williams of outside arrangements. Jno. Collett will  arrange for the band orchestra  to furnish dance music.  ', Light refreshments will be  served during the evening.' An  elaborate program is arranged  and_a^good_time_to__all_assured_._  Tickets are $2.00 each; ladies  free.   o-  CHURCH SERVICES  and  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Services, January 15.  Middlesboro 11 a. m.  Merritt,   Sunday   School  Bible class;2 p.m.  Evening Service, 7 p. m.  Rev.W.J. Kidd,B.A., B.D.  Pastor,  METHODIST CHURCH.  Services, Sunday, January 15.  Nicola 11 a. m.  Lower Nicola 3 p. m.  Merritt, Sunday school 2. p.m.,  Evening Service 7 p. m.  J. W. Hedley, M. A.,  Pastor.  A rumor which has gained  considerable credience is to the  efiecfc that a new banking institution have leased the new Mark  block on Voght street and will  open for business as soon as the  building is completed.  street, for two hundred and  twenty five dollars, three'and a  half years ago. The lot ran  through to- the alleway then.  Two years ago I sold the back  part of the lot to Q. Leonard, of  Nicola, for two hundred and  thirty five dollars, making a  profit of ten dollars, from the  part, on the whole lot. The remainder I sold to Mr. Howse the  other day for five thousand dollars. This makes a total profit  in three years of five thaiisand  and ten dollars." �����  7 "Well," said the News man.  '���*! suppose that now you have  cleaned up you are going to get  out of Merritt real estate?"  "No" He answered promptly.  ' 'I've watched this town almost  from before infancy, and mark  my words, it will be a -large  town betore long! and, I am  showing my faith in Merritt by  building a two storey business  block costing in the neighbourhood of $3,000."  First  Purchaser   of  Merritt  Realty Reaps Handsome  **'" Profit.  Merritt, the miracle of the  Nicola Valley, stands,  should rather say, is spread  the fork formd by the junction  of the Coldwater and Nicola rivers. Although not quite four  years old it has a population of  well over fifteen hundred souls.  Not such poor progress for the  age of the town.  What? -    .  Such rapid growth   indicates  that the first arrivals must have  been   even    more   enterprising  than'some of the very recent arrivals.    Hence it is a   greater  honour to have been one of the  earlier, immigrants.   Hence,   a-  gain, there has been much argu-*  ment as to whom  was entitled!  the honor of being designated as  pioneers.      And   hence,,    once,  more, the News, always alive to  supply the public with  accurate-  information, both as to the   old-;  est inhabitant and the increment,  in land values consequent to the'  rapid, expansion of  population, -.  sought out the man  who is at  once a member of the ancient  and honorable order of pioneers!  and at the same time has reaped,  the .mqsth"se'nsational-'-p1ro^  real estate in Merritt. known  to  date.     To this end the   News  man held up Mr.   Murk in the  street the other day.  "Mr. Murk," he asked,   "will  you settle a vexed question?"  Mr. Murk appeared to be dubious about it.   Finally he asked  "what may your question   be,  young man?"  "You were a member of the  tent brigade in this town,   were.  you not?"  . * "The tent brigade?" He looked;  blank. So the question was put/,  in more orderly language."  "You were one of the pioneers.  Who were the others who came  here first?;'���  He laughed and did not answer  for-some-time.-���Then-he-said :^-  ' T see your point now. I suppose  that William Mclntyre and myself were the tent brigade. We  lived in a tent behind where McGregor now lives. I suppose  that us two were among the very  first to buy lots here.  Isaac Eastwood had the first  business here.    He supplied the  town with soup bones.   I was  the first contractor.    Mclntyre  wanted to sink the foundations  for his hotel,   but he was not  strong enough to undertake the  work at the time.    The entire  population of   Merritt   at   that  time was five men, Eastwood, Mclntyre, William Voght, Joe Marshall and myself.   Joe Marshall  used to keep us supplied with eggs  and vegetables from his place.  None of the others could undertake the work Mclntyre wanted  so I volunteered to dig the cellar.  Mclntyre wa!s so satisfied with  my work that he paid me the full  price of my contract, before the  contract was completed.  Continuing Mr. Murk said,  "The lot that I sold the other  day to A. E;v Howse, of Nicola,.  for five thousand dollars, shows  a net profit to me of nearly eight  hundred per cent per annum."  The News man expressed his  surprise and Mr. Murk went into  the history of his transaction in  detail.  "I bought the lot at the corner  of Quilchena avenue and Voght  _nf"g'j_,ifr..c_ff,_i��p'" THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday,  January 13,  UQ1  and the balance will  be arrai  the  YOU CANNOT GET  TO EACH PERSON  and  N010TS  be sold before  above  mentioned time and date.  YOU ARE INVITED  to inspect the property be-  a better proposition  o  in  MERRITT TODAY  .i , ..    .   ,._     ,.._ -.;. i.;.      ::L.\,    .��������������� :- -':      '-���.  these LOTS will  easily sell for  $400 in the  SPRING.  fore-the^SAtE^and then  you can form your own  opinion if it is  GOOD VALUE  The registered Nos. of these Lots are  NOS 11-12-13-14-18-19  arid ARE all staked out and plainly marked and run in size  from 50 ft. x 120 ft. also 50 ft. x 146 ft.  APPLY TO OWNER  or not at the price  offered.  IS RIGHT IN TOWN.  and   you  do   not  require a horse  and buggy to  drive out  to see it.  Phone3 38;  MERRITT, B. C. Office ? Morgan Building. Friday, January 13, 1911  THE NICOLA   VALLEY NEWS  Does Any<  is Anyone  Here Know Him?  He Spoiled a Good   Story   and.  Then Went Away Withont  a Name.  It was snowing fairly hard,  about three o'clock in the afternoon of the day after Christmas,  ���. when I entered the hotel. After  shaking the flakes off my overcoat lining it up in the passage  and went into the sitting room,  adjoining the bar, with a view  to persuing a magazine I had  purchased.  As the roomdid not feel warm,  even though I had just come in  from a snowstorm, I sat down in  a chair before the stove and putting my feet on the handrail, an  undignified, but very comfortable attitude for a sedate editor  to assume, opened the magazine  and commenced to read. Of  course *he room was crowded  pretty well, but I had taken ray  . chair without paying any particular attention as to who might  be there.  I was deeply engrossed in my  story when suddenly a hand fell  upon my shoulder. Simultaneously a voice, somewhat shaky,  I am afraid, inquired: "Do I  look good to you?"  I looked up, curious as to the  cause of the. interruption.  Evidently thinking that-1 was  about to expostulate, my strange  acquaintance exclaimed: ''Now  don't ball me out! Please don't  ball me out!" Then he added,  as a sort of afterthought. "The  more you see me the better you  like me."  He turned to another man  standing  near-by.     "Isn't that  right ?" He asked  The other man, I am sorry to | rubber-tired,    ball-bearing   and  have to record it, was not sober.  "Whazzer   mazzer?" ���_ he   inquired.     '.'Goin_',: ter   buy���hie���  'nother drink?"  My interrupter���we had better  call him "my friend" now, as it  seems he rather adopted me���  looked at him gravely. "Did  you ever work on the back fifty?"  He inquired. But the other was  asleep. My friend stood regarding him intently, as though  doubtful whether to resent this  insult or not. For myself, I  thought that I was forgotten  and went back to the story.  Suddenly a face was thrust before me again, and once more I  heaid: "Do I look good to you?"  Without giving me a chance to  express my views on the subject  he hurried on:     "You look good  to me, oldtimer !    The more you  see  me  the better you like'me.  I'm a high-born  wheeler and  a  western man."  I said that I did not doubt  it.  "Say," was his next question,  "don't you know me?"  I said that I did not. Had  never seen him before to the  best of my recollection.  He turned to his sleeping  friend and gently prodded him  with his foot. "Say," he said,  "here's a man that doesn't know  me."::  His friend inquired, "What  the blank that was to him?"  My friend thought he did not  understand what he had said.  "Say" he exclaimed it so loudly  that everyone gathered around  him. "he says he dsesn't know  me! Doesn't know me!'.'  The only reply he received  was a consignment to a good  deal warmer section than Merritt on January 9th. Then my  friend pi-oceeded to introduce  himself.  I am" He said, "a dirt-mover-  automatic, a Highland Scotchman and a democrat! I hail from  Oklahoma. I was torn two  weeks below Sarnia. My name  is---"  Here his voice trailed off, as  his turned towards the bar. He  had suddenly remembered the  famous remark of the Governer  of North Carolina to the Governor of South Carolina. He called  me to join him, but I had other  plans,  Does anyone  in  town    know  who he was?  Private-Tuf ion in  Mining  Men prepared for B. C.  1st, 2nd and 3rd class  examinations by  THOS. MORDY  (1st class B.C. and England)  Terms on application.  Quilchena Ave.,   next to B. C.  Lands office.  _J__kV..-T."  .^..-fr..-  ���_-___,-__���  Let Us Supp  With Bread  We are installing an up-to-date bakery and will l,e in a position  to supply you with the best quality of bread. ' ��  We  will have a   delivery   wagon   v,n   the route every dav and  orders can be given at the house. y     y  We sell tickets good for fourteen loaves of bresd for $1.00.  The Nicola Hotel  (Formerly The Driard)  Leading hostelry of the town.    A popular resort for the  summer months and comfortable home for the winter.  Best of accommodation and service in all  departments.  S. KIRBY, Prop.  NICOLA, B. C.  Bakers and Confectioners  Quilchena Ave.  Merritt, B. C.  PHONE  Nicola Valley Transfer  BIRK'S MESSAGE  contain knowledge of value for every citizen of  British Columbia, who wishes to benefit ��� by  doaling directly with the importer and manufacturer.  Write for our guide to buyers���that large illustrated catalogue which will bring our peerless  stock to your home.  Henry Birks & Sons, Limited  Jewelery Mail Order House  Geo. E. Trorey, Man. Dir.    , Vancouver, B. C.  TRUCKING    AND    DRAYING   A    SPECIALTY  ....  DEALER   IN . . . .  Lumber, Lath, Lime, Cement, Hay,' Grain and Feed  Granite Avenue  MERRITT, B. C.  Merritt Livery and Peed Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses.    Express meets  all trains.    Buggies for hire.  A. J. COUTLEE, Prop.,  FOOTWEAR for Men, Women and Children. Snappy, Stylish and Durable Mak  cS  Romeo Slippers  en's fine  Tan   Kid  Romebs,   turn  sole,  sizes 6 to 10, Regular $2.75 for $2.25.  House Slippers  en's   checked warm Felt Slippers, leather  covered, felt soles,      -     Special $1.75  i .   ;     Hockey Boots,JJwith ankle support,  Special $4.00  Ladies' House Slippers, in  grey and red,  nice and warm,       -   -       Special 65c  Boys' Blucher Cut Shoes, strong and neat,  Special $2.25 and $2.50.  We carry a complete stock of Groceries and   we  guarantee satisfaction.  Try a Pound of our Butter, you will like it, 40c Pound.  jgsmsvsmsssm^mmsirmisisiiim THE NICOLA VALLEY: NEWS  Fridav. January 13,  19*11  THE NICOL a VALLEY NEWS  '.      PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year, in   advance  ^ V      - Six months $1.00  7-   F.M.Coffee Editor.  One dollar per inch per month for retfuln ������ ml-  /ertisin*. Land and water notices $7.50 for CO  ���lays.' $5.00 for U0 days. j  Classified   advertisimr   10 words for   25   cents  ,  extra words 2 cents. ;  Special rates   ftimislml   for law contract ml- |  vertisinK. . , , '  Adtlvess i  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS !  P.O.  Box 20 Merritt.  li.C  Phone 25. i  A ROSY FUTURE  ��� We  notice that the   premier  has come forward with a striking  prediction in regard to the  prospects for the   expenditure  of a  large sum of money in the province during the next four years.  According to'Mr.   McBride the  amount to be expended in public works, railway   construction,  mining and   other fields of industrial   activity,   in   the   next  four years   will   exceed   rather  than equal the   hundred million  dollar figure.  We  believe that  there will be none, who will hesitate a nr ment about accepting  the  statements of the premier  at their face value.  Particularly in that part of his  announcementwhich had reference^ railway expenditure did  the first minister speak with the  vice of authority. With the exception of himself and the colleagues none has hitherto known  what progress, exactly, towa.ds  towards active construction on  the many new branches of the  C. P. 'R. and Canadian Northern  railway has been made. It will  be good news to a very large  number the announcement that  the Kootenai Central will be  rushed through.  ' This, as ; we suggested in the  beginning, is not the first time  that the premier had stepped into the limelight as chief publicity  agent for the province.  We recall the night of the annual banquet of the Canadian  Manufacturers' Association, held  at the close of the convention of  the association, in the Dominion  Hall;J in Vancouver last summer.  For some time there had been  considerable discussion in eastern  newspapers on the fitness of Mr.  McBride for Federal honours. It  will, be understood, then, that  the hundreds of eastern manufacturers in that hall watched  ==and4istened__w_ith___keenestJnter^  est to all that the premier had to  say.  The world is interested in  British Columbia, And more  than any other part of the world  Eastern Canada is interested.  Those manufacturers represented  millions of eastern capital.  Premier McBride spoke for an  hour and ten minutes. He spoke  to them all, and speaking so,  with that  peculiar    personality  of his, he spoke to each   individually. He told them where  British Columbia stood in  geographical relation to the rest of Canada;  then    he  told them  everything  about the natural  resources  of  the province; then he told  them  of the attitude of the government  towards capital  brought in  for  any purpose. He spoke  little  on  politics but  one sentence stood  out significantly.  "We are all loyal Canadians in  British Columbia, but we are  still more intensely British!"  When he ended he had told  them absolutely everything that  any of them wished to know  about the povince. He had put in  a nutshell what they had tried  to find in the papers.  Just now the world of investors  in British Columbia is rather  curious as to any possible menace  to the present prosperity. At the  psychological moment the premier steps in and tells themevery-  thinc; and confirms their faith.  Johnston's  Tonsorial  Parlors  One of the   best   appointed  shops in the interior.  Razors Honed.  All  classes  of   tonsorial   work  satisfactorily executed.  W. E. Johnston  Gents' and Ladies Outfitters  *rr'_w:siwi��.t_.-i.ii.Hi'. w_u_ie<  Little Gem  Restaurant  Voght St.  MERRITT, B.C  and  Rooming  House  Just Opened up   o   Best of Service,  Coutlee Ave.,      Near Depot  Sam Costango  Prop.  COMING  OPERA HOUSE-MERRITT  SATURDAY, JAN. 14  LENA  DUTHIE  The Inimitable Interpreter of  SCOTTISH AND IRISH  FOLKSONGS AND STORIES  Assisted by  "Three Removes are as  Bad as a Fire"  But that is whnl you have to  pu up with whe^ 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.  OUR SPECIALTY IS  'S and SHOES  0    ,  FOR  Ladies and Gentlemen  Morgan Building Opposite Coldwater Hotel.  .  MERRITT, B. C.  t  Our Gents Furnishings and Shoes are all Union made.  AT THE PIANO  An entertainment qnite  unique and altogether  enjoyable. Bubbling  over with quiet fun and  with an abundance of  the best music of the  Scottish and Irish  peoples.  Prices:   76c (Reserved) and 50c  MOUNTAIN HOTEL  NORTH BEND  Headquarters  of  the  railroad  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    I  I  Watch this space for announcement  of opening date of Steam Laundry.  They say that the best way to reach a man's heart is by feeding him well.  That's why the men who eat at the Star Restaurant are so good natured.  Try a meal and see for yourself.    Open day and night.  STEEL & FAULKNER Props.  i  9* Friday, January 13, 1911  THE NICOLA  VALLEY NEWS  'Gemmill &��� Rankine Have II'  SURANCE  At this time of the year when colds are prevalent, Scott's Emulsion insures a speedy  and safe recovery and not having it handy  you are in the same position as the man  whose policy lapsed the day before the fire.  Premium $1.00. _  Gemmill & Rankine  Druggists.  Agent for Maton & Risch Piano.  MERRITT, B. C.  department. Mr. Flanagan is an  expert in his business, and before coming to Merritt was employed by Messrs. Danaher &  Co., in Vancouver.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Mrs G. McGruther was taken  ill  early in the week.  Mr Jas McDonald, of McDon-  ell Gowski & Co, arrived in town  this week from the coast.  Jack Chisholm arrived in town  on Tuesday and spent the day  renewing acquainteships -,  Dolph Fyal, who sustained a  severe wrench to his leg about  a month ago, is now recovered,  beyond a slight limp he is as  well as ever.  Jas. Murchison has been out  of bed this week, the cold snap  evidently proving more beneficial than the dampness of the  chinook period.  Latest advices from the coast  are to the effect that Mr T. J.  Smith, manager of the Diamond  Vale Collieries, is progressing  rapidly towards a complete recovery.  Mr P. W. Nichols, representative of the Crown Tailoring Company, of Toronto, has been in  town all week.  . Considerable success is already  attendant upon thc first week's  active business of the mens' clothing specialists, Messrs Bennett  & Reid, who opened np in the  J. A. Macdonald block last Monday morning. ���_ Their extensive  stock of mens clothing and luxurious accessories has proved to  be jnst the thing most needed  by local beaux and business men.  Messrs J. S. Morgan & Sons  are in receipt of the largest sign  ever made for a Merritt firm.  The sign was manufactured in  Vancouver and will be erected  in the course of a few days.  Mr Frank Wager, local telegraph operator, of the C. P. R.  leaves for his home in the United States about'.Tuesday next.  Mr Wager will be missed by  local people, by whom his unfailing courtesy is appreciated.  The'abnormal coldness of last  Tuesday night is responsible for  the freezing of Mr. J. Tate's  ears. ' He neglected to cover  them up when he left the Merritt Hotel to come in to the post  office, with the result that they  are now carried in bandages.  Mr. Harold Greig has been appointed local agent for Messrs  Christie & Dawson, ' provincial  and Dominion land'surveyors, of  Ashcroft, on their behalf Mr.  Greig is taking orders for survey  work to be done early in the  spring.  The announcement of the sudden death of Judge Tunstall, of  Kamloops, last Friday evening,  comes as a shock to many resi4  dents of Merritt, to whom the  personality of the judge had endeared him in no half-way fashion. Judge Tunstall first received his appointment as a government official as far back as 1875,  finally resigning to retire'to private life in 1904. Death came  entirely unexpecteely.  Miss Lena Duthie, the celebrated exponent of Scottish and Irish  folksongs and humour, has been  secured by Mr.   Menzie for one  of her highly  original and   delightful entertainments at Menzies hall Jan 14 Miss.   Duthie  in  her "recital" presents in a concise   and interesting   from  the  life of each nation in  Song and  Story.  The national   characteristics,  whether pictured  in the  quiet fireside scene,   at sea,   in  battle, or in the quaintly humorous side of peasant life, are interpreted with power, and vivacity.  Miss Duthie's   highly   cultured  voice and artistic    method,   as  well as the charm of her personality,   keep an  audience   under  spell from  beginning to end of  her programme. The "local color"  is heightened by the costumes,  viz.   Highland    costume,    Irish  peasant   dress,   and the quaint  garb of the Newhaven  fishwife.  WANTED  A competent girl for hotel  work. Must be experienced as  waitress and chambermaid. Reply to Mrs. McGruther, Merritt  Hotel Meerritt, B. C.  FOR SALE OR TO LET  One lot on Quilchena avenue with  tent 14 feet by 20 feet, 5 foot sides,  lumber floor and frame and boarded and  sodded around bottom. One No. 8  cook stove nearly new. Immediate  possession. Cash or terms. Box X  News office. 45-49  ontrea  Established  1817. Head Office:    Montreal  PAID UP CAPITAL $14,400,000. REST $12,000,000  Sir l-dwarf! ClouMon, I.art.  President and General Manager.  Branches in  all the principal cities and towns in Canada,  also in London, Eng., New York, Chicago and Spokane.  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  BRAKSHE8 IN NIGOLA VALLEY  NICOLA: MERRITT:  A. W. STRICKLAND. Manager. j. f. s. GILLUM, Acting Sub-Agent  FOR SALE  Two houses and lot on Quilchena avenue, centrally located.  Apply J. Cairns,   Merritt, B. C.  ankey&Co.  �� s    *&��  LIMITED.  Real Estate and Insurance  Okanagan Lands  All Classes of Investments Placed.  Head Offices: -       - Vernon, B. C.  make a phonograph record ?  Did you ever hear yourself talk sing or play?  Talk about entertaining there is  nothing that approaches the fun and fascination of making records at  home on an EDISON PHONOGRAPH.  JAMES A. SIMPSON  Agent for Waterman's Pens and Edison Phonographs,  A recent addition to the staff  of the Diamond Vale Supply Co.,  is JJr. A. Flanagan, who will  have  charge  of the  dry goods  Electric Lighting  Means  Ease,   Economy,   Efficiency  Merritt's lighting plant will soon give new life to our homes.  Come and see a full line of the latest designs in Chandeliers,  -   -Domes Portable Brackets, Shades and Lamps.  A. B. KENNEDY  Wiring Estimates  Furnished  Free.  .Electrical Contractor.  Cor. Voght and  Coutlee Sts.  Merritt, B. C.  OLDWATER HOTEL  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. McIntyre, prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  <   /<?< *L  V  y   .   fc. *H  We wish to thank our many customers for the hearty support accorded us on Monday, making our opening a success  beyond all expectations.  We are adding to our stock daily and when all our eastern  shipments have arrived we will have the most complete line of  Men's Clothing, Furnishings and Boots and Shoes ever shown in  the upper country.  Cold  Weather  We have a full line of Pure Wool Macki-  naws, with pants to match, Penman's Wool  Underwear, Penman's Eleeced Lined Underwear, Heavy Gum Rubbers with leather  tops, German Sox, Fur Lined Caps, Heavy  Tweed Top Shirts.  Boots and Shoes  We are giving special attention to this  department, add have a well assorted stock.  Our Miner's Shoes are the famous ''Leckie  Brand" and we have them in Black and Tan  at prices $3.75 to $450.  9Jff  "Took's  Four Ply  Linen   Collars  2 for 25c.  President  Suspenders  50c Pair.  SPECIALISTS IN 6  THE NICOLA  VALLEY  NEWS  Friday, January 13, 1*011  rsa__t___c"JH  Well  Dressed Man  INCREASES HIS CHANCES  I He has a  Better Show  To Get Along in the World.  i et 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  MISS LENA DUTHIE  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.  Exponent    of    Scotch    and   Irish Songs  To Appear at Menzies' Hall  Saturday Evening, January  14.  Miss Duthie has just embarked on a prof ess-  ional tour of this province, Alberta and Saskatchewan, in the  course of which she was to visit  Merrit on Jan. 14 in Menzies Hall.  Her entertainment, which is replete anecode and wit, varied  with many delightful Scottish  and Irish songs, is given in three  parts, the first, dealing with  Scottish songs and folklore,  given in Highland costume; the  second, Irish songs and folklore,  in Irish peasant garb: and the  third,fisher songs and folklore, in  the dress of the Scottish fishwife  Seats for this unique and attractive entertainment, which is something on quite new lines for  Merritt, and which must appeal  strongly to everyone with even  a drop of Celtic blood, are now  on sale at Gemmill & Rankins  drugstore. The price being75c  and 50 cents.  liavo boon  entirely  incorrocl.  in  the surmise.  It was only hockey on the ice-  the first game of the season.  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.  J  When in North Bend stop at  C.P.R. Hotel  Nicola Valley  You can get the best satisfaction for your money. 1-ocal  trains stop thirty minutes for  lunch. We have the name of  keeping one of the best hostelries along the line.  J. C. Clarence  -Dealers in--  Veal and  Poultry,  Ham  Manager  Mark  HAVE  YOUR SHOES  REPAIRED  BY A MAN WHO  KNOWS  HOW  The "life of a shoe is greatly  ���prolonged if the repair work  is well done. . Let me do your  work and I will save you  money.  GEO. MACDONALD  ���:��� Shoe Maker  -Voght Street       :   :       Merritt, B. C.  FIRE DOES DAMAGE  Prompt action on the part of  the staff of the Nicola Valley  Coal and Coke Company, averted  what might have been a disastrous fire in the company offices  latt Tuesday forenoon.  The fire originated, it is said,  in the waste-paper basket; probably through the accidental ignition from. a half-dead tobacco,  stump. The flames at first  threatened to wipe out every  thing, and at one time Walters  looked so serious that a message  was sent into town.  Local members of the office  staff refuse to place any estimate  on the amount of the loss.  DAILY   STAGE  SERVICE  y 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.  ^Asaya-Neural!  THE     NEW     REMEDY     FOR  Nervous Exhaustion  Nervous Exhaustion unchecked  opens the door toNeuralgia, Headache, Insomnia, Digestive Disturbances, Mental Depression, and  many serious organic diseases.  Early treatment with "Asaya-  Neurali" averts these. It feeds  the ner ^es, induces sleep, improves the appetite and digestion,  and restores buoyancy of spirits.  A few doses convince. $i .50 per  bottle. Obtain from the following  GEO. M. GEMMILL,  Merritt, B. C.  SPORT!  Bing! And a stick landed across  the eyebrow of Edward Jones!  Blood spurted forth in a stream  and Ed was soon surrounded by  a wildly excited and curious  crowd. Offers of aid and some  advice, each form of advice exactly opposed to the other, poured in on him. Between being  blinded by the blood and deafened by the encouragements of his  fellow enthusiasts poor Edward  was in a "state of mind."  But a few  minutes  before he  had been gaily swirling up  and  down and across the  river,  lightning.    He  was  happy  took the lighter raps across  knees,   shins,    wrists,    or  other exposed portion of his  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  for  a good   square  meal.    Best   of  accomodation and comfort  Canadian  Pacific  Railway  -Manufacturers of-  Strictly High Grade Delicious  Fresh   Fish  always  on   hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  Eastwood  Manager  For rates and "other, information  apply to  $5,000 worth of stock in the  Merritt Water, Light and.  Power Co., Ltd.  G. M. THOM  Agent - Merritt, B. C  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  A. G. P. R.       Vancouver, B.C.  like  and  the  any  an  atomy with a laughs But suddenly out of the heavens came  a sharp rap across the eyebrow  and everything turned black.  After Edward had been removed  solicitously from the scene of action the remainder of the rising  generation of Merritt resumed  their pursuit of the puck. From  their cries one might have concluded that each threatened to  injure the other as Jones had  been injured. But if one had  realy  thought  that one   would  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-AlwaysJn_Stock   is now offered to the public.  S  Each  No more stock will  be  offered for the present.     This is  the  time  to get in  on  a  local, .investment that will pay  dividends.    ,    .  For sale only by  The John Hutchinson Co.  Offices over Bank of Montreal,   erritt, B.C. .  ��*_�������������������*. iaj_Mnr_^rtrn-,��  Just Opened Up  arket  You are invited to inspect the choicest of  meats at this new market.  GEO. McGRUTHER, Prop.  Merritt, B. C.  McVittie & Cokely  Dominion and Provincial  and Surveyors  Irrigation   Work  a  Specialty.  Office over Bank of Montreal.  Merritt, B. C. '  tm_i__M ciu.tm  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  Nicoia ��� Merritt  _.  MATE  A. W. McVITTIE  .     D.L.S.. B.C.L.P.  L. S. COKELY  D.L.S.. B.C. I,  FOR SALE OR TO LET  . One lot oh Quilchena avenue with  tent 14 feet by 20 feet, 5i foot sides,  lumber floor and frame and boarded and  sodded around bottom. One No. 8  cook stove nearly new. Immediate  possession. Cash or terms. Box X-  fceWB office.     , 4b-49  M. L. GRIMMETT  Barrister and Solic tor  Notary Public '  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Barwick Block - Merritt  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  Qualify of the Best.  Order Early, All Orders]QuickIly rilled  Drop in, we can satisfy you.  L. Castilloo    -    -    -    -   Proprietor  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, .C.  The choicest of Beef, utton, etc., always on hand.  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, ProP.  ������xvjjwrK^BKKKja*���35  Andrew McGoraa.  Offices in Lumber Yard.  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 j  JOHN BLACKWELL, Prop. Friday, January 13, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  7..  Land Act  Nicola Land District.^  Kamloops Division oi* Yale.  Take notice that George H. King of  Chipman, New Brunswick, occupation  lumberman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  southeast corner and marked George  H. King's southeast corner post, .and  on Main Dry Creek about four miles  .from its junction with Five Mile Creek  and about four miles westerly from Lot  93!), thence north 40 chains, thence  west 20 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence east 20 chains to point of commencement, containing 80 acres more  or less.  GEORGE H. KING.  Alex. McKay, Agent.  Date November 29. 1910.  ' Ta'.ce Notice that Addington P. Long,  of Vancouver, B.C., occupation cabinet  m.'tKer, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  southeast corner and marked Addington F. Long's southeast corner post,  and about four miles from the mouth  of Dry Creek and one-half mile west of  the said Creek, and about four miles  westerly from Lot 939, thence north 40  chains, thence west 20 chains, thence  south 40 chains, thence- east 20.chains,  to point of commencement, containing  80 acres more or less.  ADDINGTON P. LONG.  Alex. McKay, Agent.  Dated November 29, 1910.  .Take notice that Fred E. King of  .Vancouver, B. C, occupation dentist,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  C )-nmencing at a post planted at the  south jast corner and marked Fred E.  Kind's southeast corner post and on  the west fork of Dry Creek about four  m^les from the mouth of Main Dry  Creek and about four miles, westerly  from Lot 939, thence north 20 chains,  thence west 20 chains, thence south 20  chains, thence east 20 chains, to point  of commencement, containing40 acres  more or less.  FRED E. KING.  Alex. McKay, Agent.  Date November 29, 1910.       46-55   .  Take notice that Laura King, of  Chipman, New Brunswick, occupation  married woman, intends to apply for  permission to. purchase the following  described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  southwest corner and marked Laura  ���King's sonthwest corner post and  about five miles distant in a northwesterly direction from the northwest  corner of lot 939 and at the head of a  small stream which empties into Siwash  Creek, abou^. four miles north from its  junction with Five-mile creek; thence  north 40 chains, thence east 40 chains,  thence south 40 chains, thence west 40  chainsto:pointof commencement,' containing 160 acres more or less.  LAURA KING.  46-55 Alex. McKay, Agent.  Take notice that Larkin Burpee  Briggs of Vancouver, B. C, occupation teamster, intends to apply for permission to purchase  the following described lends:  Commencing at a post planted  at the north-east corner and marked "Larkin Burpee Briggs'  north-east corner post," and  about five miles distant in a  north-westerly direction from the  north-west corner of Lot 939 and  at the head of a small stream  which empties into Siwash Creek  about four miles north from its  junction with Five-mile creek,  thence south 40 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence north 40  chains, thence east 40 chains to  point of commencement, containing 160 acres more or Ipss.  Larkin Burpee Brigg?.  4G-55 A'ex. McKay, Agent.  Datr-d November 28th, 1910.  Take notice that Elizabeth  Scott of Va.icouver, occupation  widow, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  lands:  Commencing at a post planted  at the north-east corner and  morked '"Elixabeth Scott's north  east corner post," and on Dry  Creek about three and one half  miles from its mouth, thence  south 40 chains, thence west 20  chains, thence north 40 chains,  thence east 20 chains to point of  commencement, containing 80  acres more or less.  Elizabeth Scott.  46-55 Alex. McKay. Agent.  Dated November 29th, 1910.  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I. Lacey It. Johnston, ot  Montreal, occupation engineer, intends to aipply  for permission to purchase the following described  lands:   ���.  Commencing at a post planted 3 miles eastand  60 chains north of northeast corner of Lot 1137,  thence south one mile, thence, west one mile,  thence north one mile, thence east one mile.  LACEY R. JOHNSTON,  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  Date Oct. 17, 1910. 41-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I. Leonie Ruth Brotherton, of  Teddington, England, occupation spinster, intends to apply for permission'to purchase the following described lands: .  Commencing at a post piantcd about 3  miles  e"st and  (iO chains north of northeast corner of  Lot 1137, thence north one mile, thence west one  mile, thence south one mile, thence east one mile.  LEONIE RUTH BROTHEHTON.  Per Archibald W. McVittie. Agent.  Date October 17, 1910. 41-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that 1, Marjory Evans, of Vancouver, occupation married woman, intend to  apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencingat a post planted about 2 miles  enst and 20 chains south of northeast corner of  Lot 1137. thence GO chains south, thence 60 chains  cast, thence 60 chains north, thence 60 chains  west.  MARJORY EVANS,  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  Date Oct. 17. 1910    . 41-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District.    District of  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that Sarah Roberts, of  Nicola, occupation widow, intends to  applyfor permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about  a mile north and a mile and a quarter  west of the northwest corner of Lot  1759, thence south 40 chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence north 40 chains,  thence west 80 chains.  Sarah Roberts,  Per Emmett Todd, Agent.  Date Oct. 15, 1910. 39-4S  J. J. Marks  M. J. Gallo  ome Sweet Home  Take notice that Alexander  McKay of Vancouver, B. C, occupation engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase  the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted  at the north-west corner and  marked "Alexander McKay's  north-w?st corner post," and on  Dry Creek about three miles from  its mouth, thence south 40 chains^  thence east 20 chains, thence'  north 40 chains, thence west 20  chains to point of commencement,  containing 80 acres more or less.  46-55        Alexander McKay.  Dated November 28th, ,1910.   _  Land Act  Nicola Land District.   Kamloops Division of Yale  Take  notice  that- I,   R.   Ernest   Johnston, of  Montreal, occupation  engineer,  intend  to apply  for permission to purchase the following described  lands;  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.  R. ERNEST JOHNSTON,  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent  Date Oct. 17. 1910. 42-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District.    District of  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that 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  Voght street, sjuth'of Merritt Meat Market.  First-class cooking by white cooks  Meals Served from 6 a. m. to 9 p. m.  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 east one mile. >  LEONARD EVANS,  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  Date Oct. 17, 1910. 41-50  Take notice that Grace F. King, bf  .Vancouver, B. C, occupation married  woman, intends to apply forpermission  to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  south-west corner and marked "Grace  P. King's south-west corner post," and  about two and one half miles westerly  from Siwash creek and about three and  ond half miles northwesterly from Lot  939, thence west 30 chains to point of  commencement, containing 80 acres  more or less.  GRACE F. KING."  46-55 Alex. McKay, Agent.  Take notice that Mary King of Vancouver, B. C, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  north-west corner and marked "Mary  King's north-west corner post," and on  _Dry^Creek-and_about_two_and_one_half-  miles from its mouth, thence 40 chains  south, thence east 20 chaihs, thence  north 40 chains, thence west 20 chains  to point of commencement, containing  70 acres more or less.  MARY KING.  46-55 Alex. McKay, Agent.  Take notice that John McKay of Penticton, occupation builder, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  Bouth-east corner and marked "John  McKay's south-east corner post" and on  west of Dry creek and about four and  one half miles from main Dry creek;  thence north 40 chains, thence west 40  chains, thence south 40 chains, thence  east 40 chains to the point of commencement, containing 160 acres.  JOHN MCKAY.  46-55       Alex. McKay, Agent.  ; Take notice that Janet McKay of  Vancouver, B. C, accupation married  woman, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:  ..Commencing at a post planted at the  . north-east corner and marked "Janet  McKay's north-east corner post," and  oh Siwash Creek and in a northerly direction about two miles from north-west  corner of Lot 939, thence west 80 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence east 80  chains, thince north 80 chains to the  point of commencement, containing 640  acres more or less.  JANET McKAY.  49-55 Alex. McKay, Agent.  Take notice that Edwin Millar of  Eiireka, California, occupation butcher,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  south-west corner and marked "Edwin  Millar's south-west corner post" and  about two miles north-westerly, from  Lot 939 and about two miles west from  Siwssh Creek, thence east 80 chains,  thence uorth 40 chains, thence west 80  thains, thence south 40 chains to the  point of commencement, contsining 320  acres more or less.  v^��� EDWIN MILLAR.  46-55 ALEX, m'kay, Agent.     I  - Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.    District of Nicola.  Take notices that I, Walter  Warren,'of Toronto, Ont., accupation actuary, intend to apply  frr 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 naif miles  from Lot 1775, intersecting Station K 1806, Rettle Valley R. R.  survey, thence north 80 chains,  thence west 80 chains, thence  south 80 chains, thence east 80  chains to point of commencement,  containing 640 acres more or less.  Walter Warren.  46-55        R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  Date, October 15th, 1910.  Land Act  Nicola Land District Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I, Thomas Evans, of Vancouver, occupation gentleman, intend to apply  for permission to purchase thefollowingdescribed  lands: ,  .Commencing at a post planted about the northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence north 40 chains,  thence west 80 chains, thence south 40 chains  thence east 80 chains.  THOMAS EVANS,  Per Archibald W.'McVittie, Agent.  Date Oct. 17, 1910 41-50  Land Act  Nicola Land District.    District of  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that 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  Home of the travelling public.  Good comfortable rooms and excellent dining service  are reasonable.    Just give us a call.     Repre  all trains.  Rates  entative meets  vary  Ashcroft, B  sey,  c.  Proprietors.  Land Act  Nicola Land District.   Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I,  Lewis Ord. of Montreal,  occupation engineer, intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about the northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence north one mile,  thence east one mile, thence south one mile,  thence west one mile.  LEWIS ORD.  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  Date Oct. 17, 1910.      . 41-50  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District���District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Ernest Edmund  Coley, of Nelson, B.C., occupation civil  engineer, intend to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  southwest corner about two miles west  and oue-half mile south of the southwest corner of Lot. 902 and marked  "E. E. oley's southwest corner,"  thence north sixty (60) chains, thence  east thirty (30) chains, thence south  sixty (60) chains, thence west thirty  (30) chains to place of commencement  and containing one hundred and eighty  and five-tenths (110.5] acres more or  less.  Ernent Edmund Coley.  Dated October 14, 1910. 39-48  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District  District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Harry Whaley, of Spokane,  Washington, .occupation hotel clerk, intends to  apply ior permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencing at a po_>t planted at the southeast eorner, about 2 1-2 miles" west  of the northwest corner of Lot 902. thence  north 80 chains, thenco west 80 chains.' thonce  south 80 chains, thonce east SO chains to the point  of commencement and containing (.40 acres more  or less.  _ ,   ���        - Hahry Whaley,  Date Sept. 20, 1910. Hugh McGuire, Ag�� nt.  37-48  '   Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops'Division of Yale  Take notice that I. Julia Ord, of Montreal, occupation married woman, intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands  Commencing at a post planted about the northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence south one mile,  thonce east onemile, thence north onemile, thence  west one mile.  1     . JULIA ORD.  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  Date October 17, 1910. 41-50'  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  Division. District of Yale.  Take noiice that Andrew Ross  of Calgary, Alta., occupation R.  R. man, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands, containing  640 acres.  Commencing at a post planted  about two miles of S. A. Brooks  pre-emption No. 457, on the west  branch of Otter Creek, B. C,  thence north 80 chains and intersecting station K 1748 of the  Kettle Valley railway survey;  thence west 80 chains, thence  south SO chains, thence east 80  chains to place of commencement.  ENDREW ROSS,  By R. R. Chandlea, Agent  November 15th, 1910.  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division oflYale  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  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District���District of Yale.  Take notice that I, ICn.nel 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 or Yale.  Take notice ihat Bella R. McDonald, of Merritt,  B. I.'., occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about 3 miles  north and 1 mile west of thc northwest corner of  Lot 1775, thence south 80 chains, thence west SO  chains, thence north SO chains, thence east 80  chains to the point of commencement, containing  640 acres more or less.  Bella R. McDonald,  Date Sept. 30, 1910. Hugh McGuire, Agent  37-18  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District o  District, of Yale.  Take notice that 1. Clarence Morgan, occupation-  timberman. Fernie, B.   C.   intends  to apply for .  permission  to purchase the following described  lands:       , >-^  .Commencing at a post rkmtid at the northeast"  corner adjoining the north* est corner of Lot 910 "*  thence running west 80 chains,   thence south 60  '  n��� k��_ thr6?rCe c?s}'ilm.'* 2" chains to west bound. '!  ary hne.pf Harriet Magiere McCullough.   applica-1   '  tion applied for. thence north about'40 chains tor  northwest corner of Harriet Magiere McCullough."  thente east 20  chains,   thence south  40  chains  thence  cast   about 20  chains,    thence north  40 ���"  S% r'lSi'^tu���" of land aPPl"ed for by  -  irmly McCullough. thence east 20 chains, thence  north JO chains to initial  post, claiming about 420 -  acres. Clarence Morgan .-"���.  37*ilfePt* 26' 191��- Huph McGuire. Agent,  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I, Maxwell Adams, of South  Sea, England, occupation barrister, intend to  apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencing at a post piantcd about threonines  east and 20 chains north of tho northeast corner  of Lot 1137, thence 80 chains north, thence 40  chninn cast, thence 80 chains south, thence 40  chains west.  MAXWELL ADAMS.  Per Archibald W. McVittie, Agent,  Date Oct. 17,1910. _ 41-50  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Yale.  Take notice that James J.  Warren of Vancouver, B. C,  occupation R. R. man, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the following described  lands, contaiuing 640 acres.  Commencing at a poat planted  at the north east corner of S. A.  Brooks pre-emptiou No. 457 near  thewesr branch of Otter Creek  B. C, thence north 80 chains  thence west 80 chains, thence  south 80 chains, thence east 80  chains to place of commencement.  J. J. WARREN,  By R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  Dovember 15th' 1910.  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District. District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Robert J Man-  cantelli, of Merritt. B. C, occupation  accountant, intend to apply forpermission 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 Notice.  Nicola Land District  Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice   that I  Perley  Russell   of  Princeton, occupation clerk, intends to  apply for permission   to purchase   the  "following^described~laifdsT-^  Commencing at post planted 20 chains  West of the North East corner Post  of G. P. Myren's Pre-emption, Otter  Valley; thencs East 20 chains; thence  North 20 chains; thenct West 20 chains  thence South 20 chains, to point of  commencement, containi g 40 acres,  more or less.  Pekley Russell,  G. P. Myren Acicnt.  Date 23rd. November, 1910.  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District���District of Yal<\  Take notice that I, Edward ti. Siiel-  ton of Spokane, "Wash., occupation  gentleman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the" following described lands :>v  Commencing_ at a post planted at  northeast corner, about two and a half  miles west of the north west corner of  Lot 902, running south SO chains, thence  west SO chains, thence north SO chains,  thence east SO chains to noint 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  DUtrict of Yale.  Take notice that I, William McGuire, of Peters-  borough, Ontario, occupation farmer, intends to  to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:    - ���         - -   -  Commencing at a post planted at the northeast-  corner adjoining the northwest corner of Lot 1758  thence running weijt 80 chains.-thence south  bO chains, thence east 80 .chains to the southwest coiner of Lot 903. thence north 20 chains,  thence west 40 chains to northwest corner of Lot  li��S, thonce north 40 chains, ther.ce oast40 chains,  thence north 20 chains to initial post, place of  beginning, claiming about 480 acres pasture land  more or less.  Date Sept. 2(i, 1910.  37-48  William McGuire,  Hugh McGuire, Agent.'-  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nico'a Land District.  District of Yale.     -    - -  Take notice that I, Bridgie McGuire. of Peters-  borough. Ontario, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted nt- .h_* c_nihww<  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  forpermission to purchase thefollowingdescribed  hinds:  Commencing nt a post planted nt the northwest  corner about 3 miles north and about 1 mile west  of northwest corner of Lot 1775 thence south SO  chains, thence east 80 chains, thonce north 80  chains, thence west 80 chains to initial post, place  of beginring, claiming G40 acres pasture lar.d  more or less. Laura A. McDonald.  Dnte Sept, 30, 1910. Hugh McGuire. Agent.  37-46  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District.    District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Mary Warren, of  Vancouver, B.C., occupation housewife, intend to apply for permission to  purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted on  west fork of Otter Creek, at the head  of first canyon about 1 1-2 miles from  Lot 1775, the east line intersecting  Station K1806, Kettle Valiey R. R.  survey, thence north 80 chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence south 80 chaihs,  thence west 80 chains to point of commencement containing 640 acres more  or less. Mary Warren,  R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  Date October 16, 1910. 40-49  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 landa:   ':������  Commencing at n post planted at the southwest eornc., about 21-2 miless west  of the nortweBt corner of Lot 902, thence  north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  south 80 chains, thence west 8o chains to point of  commencement and containing 640 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. 0��� occupation minor, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencingat a post, planted nt the northwest eorner, about 21-2 miles west  of the northwest corner of Lut 902, thence  south 80 chains, thence, east 80 chnins, thence  north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains to point of  commencement and containing 640 acres more or  less.  - ��� ���' Patrick H. Kennedy,  Date Sept. 29. 1910. Hugh McGuire. Agent.  37-48.  corner about 2 miles west of the southwest cor  ner of Lot 003, thence x-unning north SO chnins,  thence enst about 20 chnins to the west boundary  of Harriett Mnpicrc McCullough, thence south  about 30 chuins to thc southwest corncrof Harriet  Magiere McCullough's application, thence east 20  chains, thence north about 30 chnins, thence east  about 20 chains, thence south SO chains, thence  west SO chains to initial post, claiming about 5S0  acres more or less.  1-miM.ii. McGuikk,  Date Sept. 26,1910. Hugh McGuire. Agent.  37-4R  Coal Act  Kamloops Division of Yale District.  Division of Nicola.,    --;  Take notice that 1. Ernest Edmund Coley, of  Nelson, B. C��� by occupation a civil engineer, intend, after thirty days posting of this neiico and  within sixty days after its first publicatiA in the  Brituh Columbia Gazette, to apply for a license  to prospect for coal and petroleum on tho following described lands:  Commencing nt a post planted at the southeast  corner and marked . E. E. Coley's S E. Cor.",  and which is about two miles west and three-  quarters of n mile south of the southwest corner  of G. McCullooh's Lot 902 and also about two  miles north of the Forks of Otter Creek near  what is known as Macknys" ranch; thenco north  80 ehains, thenee west 80 chains, thonee south 80  ehains, thenee cast SO ehains to plnee of commencement, and containing 640 acres more.or  less.  Dated this 26th day of November, 19i0.  ERNEST E. COLEY. Applicant. T  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Nicola Land  District���District of Yale.  Take notice that I, James A. Ander- -  son ietoi-ti, B. ., occupation gov- -  ernment accountant, intend to apply.,  for permission to purchase the follow-^  ing described lands: -.        ^  Commencing at a Dost planted abou�� '  two.-jmiles west ' of the south- >  east 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,-iS10.-���-^���37-48���=   Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Yale.  Take notise that Chaales B.  Gordon of Vancouver, B.C., occupation stenographer, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a bost planted  about 100 chains east of Stephen  A. Brooks pre-emption No. 457  on wost branch of  Otter Creek,  B. C, thence south 40 chains  and intersecting station K 1540  of the Kettle Valley railway survey, thence east 20 chains, thence  north 40 chains, thence west 20  cooins to place of commencement  and containing 80 acres.of .land.  CHARLES B   GORDON  By R. Z. Cnandler. Agent.  November 15th, 1910.  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 the5  northwest corner of  Lot 1775, thence  north 80 chains, thence east 80 chainB, *  thence south 80 chains, thence  west 80 r  chains to thc  point of commencement  and containing G40 acres more or less.  JOHN GRASSER, Applicant.  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  September 30th, 1910.       37-48  Mineral Act  Certificate of Improvement.  Forest Rose minera cJaim, situate in the Nicola iningDiv-  ision of Yale distri t. Where  located: Ten mile r i eek North  Nicola.  Take Notice that I John  Clapperton, Free Miners Certificate No. 34765 B, intend, sixty  days from date hereof, to apply  to the Mining Recorder for a  Certificate of Improvement, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that  action, under section 37, must be  commenced before the issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 29th. day of November A. D. 1910.  All changes tor advertisements ap  pe'aring in the Nicola Valley News,  must bo in the hands of the print  ers no later than Wednesday night  No guarantee can otherwise .be given  ihat the changes will be made. THE NICOLA  VALLEY NEWS  Friday:, January 13, 1911  'Y'HE incorporation of ours���-the Newest  City in the Last Great West, marks another mile-post in the rapid strides of  Western Progress, and we.be  wonderful chances to the inveslln  with our new up-to-date metho  ing to the citizens of Merritt,  s  chances for EVERYONE to ma  by purchasing the best goods��  prices.  are giving  e a saving  the  u&iity  TH  OF OUR  SINESS.  The citizens of Merritt merit the best of  everything and we have decided to stock  an up-to-date Grocery Department along  with other lines.  will make this dep artment a huge success, just as they ha we in our other lines.  You like dainty goods���we have them���  the choicest G roceries in Merritt.  NEW SOLLB' IT BUG.  anges  Have no Competitors. They are in a  class alone and we stake our reputation  on them.  W-      '    *'  ZERO has no fears for the housewife  who has a Gurney Stove in the house.  QUILCHENA AVENUE

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