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 5i&��  t&m#&  s*>2  3&1  Vol. 1, No   52  MERRITT, B. C. FEBRUARY 10,  1911  Price 5 Cents  RRSTT IS MOURNING FOR  HER GREATEST  He Lived Just Long Enough  to See His Dreams Come  True.  The body of the late William  H. ,Voght was interred in the  cemetery shortly after 3 o'clock  last Tuesday afternoon. The  funeral service was held in the  new Presbyterian church, of the  congregation of which deceased  was a most earnest member.  Rev, W. J. Kidd preached the  sermon, paying a glowing tribute  to the man whose quiet dignity  and large generosity had earned  for him the respect and admiration���even love���of ,the entire  cothmunity. The choir rendered  "Rock of Ages"���the favorite  h^nrm of the. deceased.  \lt is estimated that well over  five hundred people attended the  service at the church, and about  three' hundred joined in the  cortege to the graveyard.  Old timers, pioneers and newcomers were all there ��� some  traveling from as far away as  Victoria to pay their last respects.  * Among the numerous floral tributes were wreaths from W.. H.  Armstrong and G. Blair,, Vancouver; Joseph Guichon, Quil-  chena; A. E. Howse, W. Riley,  Mis. Pooley and M. L. Grimmett,,  Nicola; Presbyterian Ladies'Aid,  StJ Michael's congregation, Isaac  Eastwood, H. S. Cleasby, Misses  - Iieha-and Tina Voght, W. Clark,  iBehnett & Reid, W. E. Duncan,  J.Blackwell, Douglas Tutill and  Southern B. C. Lands <& Mines;  l&r. and Mrs. Murray, Vancouver.  "William Voght is dead."  The new&. passed from mouth  to mouth shortly after ten o'clock  last Saturday morning. Hoping  against hope, for days everyone  had been expectant, waiting for a  verdict, whether of life or death.  Visitors to the house for the week  proceeding his passing had been  eagerly questioned as to the patient's condition and a smile of  genuine pleasure lightened many  flacWwhen the reports from the  bedside were favorable.  ! One day the word came that  he was doing well; the next the  report would be reversed: and so  it went until last Friday. Then  He< became delirious, not recog-  ni$ing even the members of his  household. So he re-  until the end, when he  opened his eyes and with a great  sigh passed peacefully across  the Great Divide. ;  [gGentle, kindly, great-hearted  Williajn Voght had gone to meet  His Maker. Of "him it may not  tie!said "le roi est mort, vive le  roi,'' but only ������ 'the king is dead.''  Requiescat in pace.  I So. it goes. -. The. pioneers, the  rtien who wrestled with the forest, with the mountains, with  the wind and snow; who braved  strange dangers to satisfy the  agje-old longing, the craving for  a home, and peace, are slipping  . off one by one. Three weeks ago  Judge Tunstall passed quietly  out. Now William Voght is gone.  | Wi^en a pioneer, a trail blazer  for succeeding emigrants, passes  th^ platitude is that he was a  prophet; but the trite saying becomes particularly true when applied in an obituary of the Father  of Merritt. Twenty years since  he subdivided a section of his  property, between the forks of  the Nicola and Coldwater rivers,  and gave to the townsite thus  surveyed the name "Forksdale."  Forksdale is a part of the town-  site of Merrit, today. When at  the time he had Forksdale platted  solicitous friends derided the idea  of a town ever being located at  the apex of the triangle formed  by the junction of the Coldwater  and Nicola valleys, Voght merely  smiled at them. True, he would  say, there i_5 a town in embryo at  the end of Nicola lake, but that  is not the logical site for a town;  which must be located where it  will be able to handle the trade  of other valleys than the Nicola  most economically. Those who  scouted his suggestion twenty  years ago now see the error of  their judgement. ..-    '���  His foresight justified in. the  townsite of Merritt, it was his  dearest wish to see the town in-  corporated into a municipality,  with a mayor and elected council.  His friends urged him to come  out as a candidate, for mayor.  But that modest 'self-effacement  which had always been one of  his most prominent characteristics compelled his refusal.  . ,"No," he would'say. - ,"I do  not want to be mayor. I amget-  tihg to be an old man now. But I  would like to see Eastwood the  first mayor of Merritt." That  was the old man's last great desire. To see Merritt a municipality, and hisv-friend,-._Eastwood,  its first mayor."- But Fate ruled  otherwise. - What - he had' often  said, would, have given him��� his  greatestTsatisfaction was denied  him.  More than his immediate circle  of acquaintances will miss him.  His charity was all-embracing.  No one ever went to him for help,  whether material or spiritual,  even those whom he knew only  by repute, was refused. A consistent advocate of the moral  power of the church, he subscribed to all.; It is said, upon ,gpod  authority, that the new Presbyterian church was constructed to  a great extent by. his subscriptions. The grounds on which the  present school building is erected  were a gift to the local board  from William Voght. The bridge  over���the���Coldwater���is���called  Voght bridge, in his honour.  Following is a condensed review  of the most important events of  the life of William Henry Voght.  Born in Holstein, Germany,. in  the year 1837,   William Voght,  (Continued on page four)  kindness was proverbial. His fields  and gardens were an inspiration to all  who saw them���and there was always  a flour sack near to be filled for the less  successful gardener. His small fruits  were often a marvelous sight and he  has been chaffingly asked if itwerethe  music of his accordeo"> lhat charmed  his garden, for he was never too busy  for a chat, a drive, or to play for a  little dance, Our dear, hospitable old  friend is gone, and we are left to  mourn. ���.<���  One Who Knew Him Well..-.  Morning and evening l"st Suuday, at  the services in connection with St.  Michael's church, remembrance was  made of the late Wm. Voght by the^  singing of the hymn, "They whose  course on life is o'er, think they of their  brethem more ? " At the close of hfe  sermon Sunday evening, Rev. T. Walker referred to the death of "The Father-  of Merritt," He went on to state that  although   his   acquaintance   with   Mr."  Voght had been of short duration, he"* arrived about'the .niiddlo of the  could safely assert that he had always, week and with the large Stock of  found him genial and kind.    The preach  er  urged   his  hearers  to   show   their,  thankfulness to Almighty God for the  privilege of having known such a man,  by so ordering their lives aright that.  their departed friend,-from his placean  Paradise, might rejoice in seeing them  so doing.���Contributed.  TRIBUTES TO LATE WM. VOGHT  Merritt, B. C, Feb. 6th, 1911.  With that genial old friend lying cold  in death, our thoughts are much with  him and the past, and we feel now much  like Leigh Hunt's "Abou Ben Adhem."  ABOU    BEN   ADHEM.  Abou Ben  Adhem   (may his tribe increase !)  Awoke one night from a deep dream of  ��-.������;��������� peace,. .-.'���   h .���..;-,���;* ���--<���. r.  And saw,' within the moonlight in his  room,  Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,  An Angel writing in a book of gold.  Exceeding peaceTiad made Ben Adhem  We regret that a few verses by Mrs.  Grace Tutill, entitled, "In Memoriam,",  arrived too late today for publication.  They are sweetly tender and eulogistic  of the noble life of our late lamented  pioneer and fellow-citizen.   -o   To Inaugurate  Auto Stage  Proposed   to �� Run Automobiles  " Between Merritt, Kamloops  "  and Princeton.  "s" A regular autorhobifesfag^e service, between Kamloops, Merritt  and Princeton, with headquarters  at the Merritt hotel, will be inaugurated as soon as the snow  disappears this spring. The trip  to Kamloops will take five hours  including all stops at intermediate points. To Princeton, via  Aspen Grove, the trip will be  made, southbound in six hours,  northbound in five hours. Four  large automobiles, from forty to  ninety horse power, will make up  the equipment for the service.  The gentlemen to whose enterprise the credit for the new service will be due are Messrs. Vat  H. Crockett, Jesse Dobson and  Studebaker, _ all-of_whom_ are_ ex^  perienced chauffeurs. Each is  an owner of cars. ��� Mr. Crockett  has two forty horse power  machines, a Reo and an Argyle,  .    MRS. CHAPMAN ILL  Mrs. James Chapman, of  Lower Nicola, is very seriously  ill with pneumonia at her home.  She fully appreciates the danger  in suffering such an attack at  her advanced age, and last Tuesday requested that her daughter  Mrs. Mclnnes, who is a resident  in Victoria,- be sent for. The  letter is expected to arrive late  in week. Dr. Stewart is .in constant attendance on the patient,  under the immediate supervision  of Dr. Tutill;' .  ,. > o .  SHOULD BE ATTRACTIVE  R. J; McGregor has purchased  a large stock of pianos and sewing machines and a splendid variety of wall papers.    The pianos  HOUSE  Last Sunday a sleighing party  went to Nicola to play a scratch  game of hockey on the ice of the  lake.  Harry Henderson, a thirteen  year old boy employed by Smith  & Clarke, while skating last Sunday slipped when he struck a  hummock and fell heavily on his  side, severely wrenching it.  wall paper, stationery, etc. are  now on exhibition at-his place of  business on Granite avenue.  P ;      :    SCHOOL BOARD    ;  A special meeting of the Board  .of School Trustees has been called for Saturday morning, February 11th, at 10. a. m.; for the  purpose of considering the matter  of a tax for school purposes.  ,    o           AUXILIARY DANCE  . The newly formed Ladies'  Auxiliary of the Nicola Valley  General hospital'held a meeting  yesterday afternoon- and transacted business in connection with  the workrto be undertaken in the  .future.by the organization. -,,..-  Under the auspices of...the aux-  ^liS."CX.^CLdance. .wilj^be .held., at  Middlesboro on Saturday evening  the 25 inst. Particulars of this  affair will be given next issue.  o ���  A GROWING BUSINESS  Messrs Kennedy & Cunningham have completed the "construction of the hot and "cold  water tanks for the Nicola Valley  Steam Laundry bath house. One  tank has a capacity of 600 gals,  and tHe other of 1,000 gals. ...   ,.  This firm is commencing the  manufacture of stove pipes on a  large scale. They can land the  materials here and make the  pipes cheaper than local merchants can import the finished article, and will sell to the latter.   = j o-���, =���  Mr. and Mrs. Mclnnes, of Victoria, arrived at Lower Nicola  last night in response to a letter  sent to notify them of the condition of Mrs. Chapman, "mother  of Mrs. Mclnnes. '     "'*     ���  Presence in the loom he  -The   Vision  of all sweet  those who  Nay,  bold,  And to the  said,  "What  writest   thou?"  raised its head,  And   with   a look  made  accord  Answered, "The names of  love the Lord."  "And is mine one ? " said Abou  not so,"  Replied the Angel.   Abou spoke more  low,  But cheerily still;  and said,  "I  pray  thee, then, * '  Write me as one that loves his fellow-  men.  The  Angel wrote and vanished.    The  next night,  It came again with a great wakening  light,  <  And snowed the names whom  love  of  . God had blessed,  And,   lo !   Ben Adhem's name led all  the rest.  Our departed friend was always ready  for a little pleasure, and his neighborly  the former machine being especially fitted for the hill climbing  which must be contended with  between Merritt and Princeton.  Mr. Dobson recently purchased  the forty hp. Oldsmobile which  Studebaker operated between  Merritt and Kamloops last summer. This is now being re-varnished by R. J. McGregor and  will be ready for the road in a  few weeks. Studebaker has purchased a 90 hp. Chadwick, which  will take up the run - between  Merritt and Kamloops in conjunction with the Argyle of Val  Crockett.  That the coming spring and  summer will bring a large number of landseekers here is now  certain. It is expected, also,  that there will be quite a rush to  Granite and Cardiff, which latter  townsite will be placed on the  market about May or June.  The automobiles will be operated on regular schedules to connect up with all trains from the  coast.  The advantages of the scenic  routes between Merrit.t and Kamloops and Princeton which the  roads afford are immensely superior to the railways, from the settlers and tourists points of view,  and a large measure of success  should crown their enterprise.  TELEPHONES  The following numbers have  been cancelled:���  Brewery, 2.  F. Bailey, M. E., 39.  ,   j^v.  In the following places 'telephones have been installed:���  Bank of Toronto, 3.  Mrs. G. A. Kerr, 2.  P. Ptolemy, 41.  Elite Restaurant, 44.  G. R. Douglas, representing Purity  Flour, is in the city today.  Joseph Graham is seriously ill  at his home at the Coal Hill Syndicate mines, of which he is general jmanager. Dr. Williams is  in constant attendance.  ��������� '����� "  ;  El Chambers, employed in the  Nicola Valley Coal and, Coke  company's mine, was caught be*  tween two cars on Thursday  morning and badly... hurt about  the waist. It is expected thatit  will be another fortnight before  he will be able to return .to.;'his  regular duties.       y. y   7^7'7:  Percy Ransom, the boy who  acts-as local agent for the Saturday Evening Post, has received  notice from the publishers that,  in recognition of the enterprise  he has shown in building up a  large circulation in Merritt, they  have decided to award him a  watch.    Percy is pleased.  o   Indian Jonah  Justifies Name  Drunk Much Whiskey and Got  Fined Twenty-Five Dollars  ��� - and Costs. -.  v'_.,. -j   ���      . " ���"* ���-  " ���.-   :. .'  '   Two. -" members ' of "-that"- - race  which. a rjaternal. government  protects, or endeavours tojprotect  against the withering touch of  fire water, were ��� unfortunate  enough to travel on the same  train as Constable Vachon last  evening were discovered by the  latter when they were rapily ap-  rpaching a state of innocuous  desuetude. Very appropriately  one of them bore the name of  Indian Jonah. _ He had a bottle  bf whiskey in.his possession���as  well as a* large jag." " This morning he was mulct in the sum of  $25.00 and costs by. an unfeeling  magistrate". Indian Samuel was  less heavily burdened than Jonah;  he only had a jaggerino��� which  means' a small bun. Therefore  Ihe Law dealt more lightly-witlT  him and merely asked for five  dollars and costs.    Both paid.  Pat Dougherty arrived in .own  yesterday with a wad. , Yester-  dsy evening showed that he.'had  swapped the wad "for * whisky.  This morning the law told him to  go back to work and earn more  money, when he could return to  town.   Pat left.  FOR SALE  100 feet on Quilchena Ave.;'adjoining  corner Lot on Garcia St., and.Quilchena  Ave., with a large?new building suitable  for large hotel or mercantile business,  and also two other buildings. The  above are For, Sale at a price a very  little more than what the owner of the  adjoining corner Lot is asking without  any buildings.    Apply  HAROLD GREIG,  Real Estate and Financial Broker,  Merritt, B. C.  A youth by.the name of Manson was  thrown from his horse last night.", The  frightened animal.,bolted : nearly 200  yards before it was.'stppded.';'.; As the  boy was thrown one f66\ became twist--  ed in a stirrup. He was dragged along  the ground and suffered contusions  about the head and upper body. ' One  rib was broken.  CHURCH SERVICES:! i>  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.. r  Friday, 7. p. m. preparations.  ^Service: ��� \ ���? -���-.''..yX . i.-,-.',- ���>. -,-.-,'"  Mr. Foster will preach.  -Sundays 11 a.   m. Communion.  ! Rey;. Geo. Murray will preach  the Communion Sermon.  7'27ji. m. S. S. and Bible class.  7:7 pi m. Evening serhice.  Rev. Geo. A. Wilson Superintendent of Home Mission for  B. C. will be present and will  take the evening service.  Rev.W. J.,Kidd,B.A., B.D.  * ' -" Pastor.  ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH.  There will be no services in  connection with St. Michaels  Church on Sunday the 12th, the  services on Sunday the 19th will  be at the usual hours.  Pool   Room   Conducted   by  Wm. Schmock Alleged to  be Loosely Conducted.  "Come on Schmock!  We want  you too!"   And Schmock dropped .  the billiard cue and joined   the '  procession to the local residence ���  of Law and Order on Voght street.  This  is  how  it." .came   about.  Persistent rumors thatgambling, '  the law forbidding notwithstand- :  ing, was being permitted in the ,'  poolroom conducted by Schmock .  impressed upon Chief Clark  and7.  his assistant, Mr.   Vachon,   that :  it was necessary to stop the prac- '  tice.    Accordingly on Thursday ���  evening,   shortly   after   nine '  o'clock, Deputy Sutcliffe wander- .'  ed into the poolroom very unos- '  tentatiously and discovered four- -  men sitting around a table, with*-,  cards in their hands and lots of;  chips, stacks of 'em, piled up in -:  ���regular pinnacles before   them.'-;  The men were evidently deeply*'  engrossed with the business on''  hand and did not notice the pol- -,  iceman.    Soon he observed one ;  of the players, a colored person,'-**  slip his hand-into his pocket and>*  pull out a dime..   This he placed j  upon the table for what Deputy;^;.  Sutcliffe says was "an apprecia-.'r  ble time." and then  slipped  it'-'"  under thc stack of chips in -front:^  of him.    Sutcliffe then moved up*.i  the .room and asked .Schmock .if ~+-.  he would play a-little.popl. '     \ ]':':  Schmock agreed to this sugges-- -  tion   and  commenced   to   play.jl-  About an hour was passed in this 7  light recreation, when the front"  door opened and Constables Clark' ,  and   Vachon   walked in.    They;-.-,  batted into the game in progress .  at the table without so much as'  "By your leave,   gentlemen!"'1  Adding   insult   to injury,   they; '  grabbed the chips and j requested; -  that the I gentlemen. engaged in"- .,  the amusement accompany them :*'  to the police station. -.��� Schmock \ ;  wastplaying pool at the far end ,-  of the room and did not know I ..  what had happened until he was ! ^  summoned by a constable. \ ���  uOw-Ci-iuou- VYno^id^ijag Wiwim-���r  a younger at another pool table -  when the card game was interrupted.    The young man was interested in the proceedings and ,  lostiinterest in the game of pool. ;..;.'  The? elderl seemed too strangely ; .7  fascinated   just   then,   though.  ' ��� Your shot, come on, your shot,  kid!"   he   called.     When   the    -  " kid " still refused to be interested the elder grabbed his own  cue and:did some "potting."  :; The case came up before J.'s P.  Tutill and McDonald this a. m.,  but was soon adjourned,  as the .  Crown wished to employ counsel  and secure more witnesses.    Et is  probable that M.   L. Grimmett  will prosecute;when the case is  resumed at 10 a. m. tomorrow.  H. Colin- Clarke is representing  the defendants. :'   ������- '-.<V  Schmock is charged as a keeperof:a. gaming douse; and the  other four with gambling.- The  names of the four charged with  the minor offence are Cameron,  Ghappelle, Tarrant and Seank.  William Mclntyre, proprietor  of the Coldwater hotel, returned  last evening from a fortnight's  sojourn in California, whither he.  went about three weeks ago to,-  recover from a severe cold and  to rest. He went as far south as  Pacific Grove, one of the prettiest  resorts, iii '-"the yicinity.\6f Monterey. Mrs.' Mclhtyre-and her child  are very well and will probably  remain in the south for another  six weeks.. That mine host Mclntyre has benefitted from his  trip is apparent at a glance. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, February 10   1911  g in Size from 50x120 to  all  on  Voght Street, the main business street, only 175 feet from the C. P. R.  Depot and 440 feet from the Bank of Toronto corner which was sold three weeks  ago 4or $5000, and on the Main Road to the Goal Mines.  On the 17th day of February, Sale Commencing from 9 a. m. to 10 p. m., for  No lots reserved by mail or telegraph unless deposit accompanies letter or telegram. Other property holders  in Merritt are all saying HOW CAN I SELL at the above figure, ANSWER, I am content with a fair profit,  also I bought Central View property at a price that I can afford to sell at the above figure.  Phone 38  MERRITT, B. C.  Office, Morgan Building.  ('_.  i  .. .  f> ;' , i ��.   ; ���_ i.  ���   ��� i .. 11 ���       ii >    ,u   ii- Friday, February 10, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  A Good Place  to Eat  .is appreciated by everyone.  What is nicer than to.sit  down to a "good square" in  a comfortable, airy dining  room, where everything is  .'���-pick and span and the service prompt and accurate ?  You naturally enjoy your  meal���you feel in good humor, and your digestive organs do not get out of tune.  In the  RESTAURANT  you will find just such an  ideal place, with home cooking that cannot be surpassed. Just give it one trial  ���and then tell your friends.  $7 TICKET, $6  MRS. J. BOCH, Proprietress  QUILCHENA AVE. MERRITT  Opposite Bennett & Reid's  THOS. SLATER  Boot & Shoe  Maker .....  Bring your Repairs to me and if  you are in a hurry I will do them  while you wait. Have a pair of  our non-slipping Cats-paw Rubber Heels put on your shoes���  both for  ladies   and   gentlemen.  Best Material   and  Workmanship   Guaranteed  NICOLA AVENUE  Near the Bank of Montreal  For the goose that lays  the  golden egg try an adintheNews.  .    ������ .   CANFORD NOTES  Indian Agent Drummond arrived here on Wednesday, leaving the following morning. He  is, of course, well versed on all  matters pertaining to his office,  and on intimate terms with those  who have the welfare of the Indian at heart! He is firm in his  intention of rooting out the firewater habit, and making limit-of-  the-law examples of both whites  and breeds who illicitly supply it  to the Indian. Mr. Drummond  is determined to do all in his  power to eliminate Indian whisky  buying, and in doing so will have  the support and good wishes of  all who tayor a clean, orderly,  community arid who estimate the  Indian to be of some economic  value to the state under proper  conditions of education, training,  etc., which will reconcile him to  the circumstances in which he is  placed, induce relf-respect, and a  horror of firewater with its train  of misery.  There is likely to be immense  water'power available upon the  completion of the White Pine  Lumber campahy's huge dam on  Spious creek, sufficient to develop  electrical energy to a very large  extent. This will be a valuable  factor which the near future may  see utilized.  Enquiries for large blocks of  land in this district continue to  come in. Nicola valley with its  great natural resources ��� prospects than which there are hone  brighter ��� commands attention  from all sides, with, a certainty  of beneficial results. Were the  cause existing, the climate of this  sunny zone could not breed a  pessimist. We have a glorious  future, and it.cannot do otherwise than develop all that's best  in the genus homo.  KASLO AND SLOCAN RAILWAY  WATCH MERRITT GROW  Leach.���In Merritt, on Friday,  February 3rd, 1911, to Mr. and  Mrs. J. Leach, a daughter.  Government  Demands Active   Operation of the Kootenay Line  In view of the fact that the  provincial government have stipulated, as a condition of introducing legislation to enable the completion of the final agreement  between the City of Vancouver  and the G. N. R., in the False  Creek terminals, the following,  from the Hedley Gazette is interesting:���  "There is a fierce indictment  against the Great Northern Railway Company oyer their workings of the Kaslo & Slocan Railway, by the citizens of Kaslo.  They have unanimously voted at  a public meeting to call the attention of the government to the  subject, and urging them either  to force the G. N. R. to operate  the line or cancel their charter.  The Kootenaian says:  The K. & S. train did * not go  out last Tuesday and it is doubtful if the line will .ever again be  operated by the Great Northern.  We hope not; What the people  of Kaslo would like to see is the  pulling out cf the Great Northern  outfit complete, and give another  line a chance to develop the territory that has of late been so  contemptuously neglected by the  Hill company.' "  2nd Vice President���J. F. P.  Nash.  Secretary - Treasurer ��� H. H.  Matthews.  Executive���Wm. Riley, Duncan  Macphail, E. J. Rhodes, Robt. L.  Clark and J. F.Murray.  A REALTY DEAL  At the end of last week Robert  Clark, of Nicola, purchased the  lot and builing, at the corner of  Voght street and Granite avenue  from William Murray, of Vancouver. The consideration is said  to have been twenty five hundred  dollars, cash. The property is  now occupied by the pool room  conducted by John Thomson.  The sale was made by direct  negotiations between the principals, no intermediate agent being employed.  NICOLA CONSERVATIVES  At Annual General Meeting Elect the  Officers for Ensuing Year  At the annual general meeting  of the Nicola Conservative association, held on Tuesday evening  last, the following officers were  elected for the ensuing year:  Hon. Presidents���Hon. R. L.  Borden and Hon. R. McBride.  Horn Vice Presidents���Martin  Burrell, M. P., and Alex. Lucas,  M. P. P.  President���Geo. Murray.  1st Vice President ��� A: 'H.  Owen.  Sharp Razors and Clean Towels  -Brown & Durham's. 52  What Has Dandruff Got To  Do With Baldness ?  >  You see the statement every day  that the one cause of baldness'Is dan-,  dm IT.     But  is it?  True, dandruff often precedes the  departure  of  the  hair.  It is equally true that you know-  men with a shock of hair you can  hardly pull a comb through, who have  carried around a dandruff laden collar  as long- as you  have  known  them.  You have also seen men whose scalp  was kept as clean as a baby's whoso  hair   was   surely  departing-.-  '      '  That dandruff talk sounds well and  convinces a grood many of us, but let  us  not  l'ool   ourselves.  Of course dandruff isn't a good thing-  to carry around, but it is only an indication.  The same trouble that causes tho  hair to fall out usually causes dandruff, po if you f.et at the cause a'.r]  arrest the loss of hair, you will sto-_  dandruff too. " ���  Those who use Nyal's Hirsutctie Ami  It tho most satisfactory, hair heairr  and  hair dressing they have over used.  It does stop the hair from fallinK  out. ,'  Tt  will    also   stop    dandruff.  Your Nyal Drug-grist cheerfully recommends It���$1.00 and 50c in sprln.-ltM  bottlea.  One for each everyday ailment  Sold and Guaranteed by  Gemmill & Rankin,    -   Merritt.  J. J. Marks  Proprietor  Home Sweet Home  eSTAURANT  Voght street, south of Merritt Meat Market.  First-class cooking by white cooks  Meals Served from 6 a. m. to 9 p.m.  Ashcroft Hotel  (Home of the travelling public.  Good comfortable rooms and excellent dining service.   Rates  are reasonable.    Just give us a call.    Representative meets  all trains.  McGillivary & Veasey, Proprietors.  Ashcroft, B. C.  erritt Lumber Yard  Andrew McGoran, Proprietor.  DEALER IN  Lumber, Lath, Shingles,  Lime, Cement and all kinds  of Building Material.  Lumber Yard and: Offices :  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt;  �����  I  Fownes  Gloves  W.B. Nuform  Corsets  Our Spring Stock of Wash Goods is now complete and ready for your inspection,  consisting of Scotch Ginghams, Zephyrs, Chambrays, Dakota Suitings, Motor Suitings, in all  -B-_n ______    I<��'fi,___k__t4< . ^*_r%l_nL��^A    &*<*<*>!-^_f<I_*____��2��__rRfi-  ZEPHYRS  In plain checks, fancy checks, and  fancy stripes. Prices 15c, 20c and 25c  yard.  CHAMBRAYS  In plain colors, of blue, pink, green, old  rose, and fawn. Prices 15c, 20c, and  25c yard.  Dokotan Suitings  The latest in wash goods fabrics. Just  the right weight for summer waist suits.  Prices 20c yard.  Motor Suitings  A heavy diagnol striped.suiting in blues,  greens and greys.    Price 20c yard.  TWO NEW LINES  We have secured the sole agency of W. B. Corsets for Ladies, and Carhartt's Overalls and Gloves for Men.  . B. Nuform Corsets  We recommend them highly to our patrons because of their superior quality and because they give absolute satisfaction.  They are-comfortable from the very first day's wear and retain their shapeliness until  are ready to discard them. Made with curving bias lines, which follow the modeling of  the figure, built with deep gores at bust and hips, so that the corset fits firmly without  inflicting'strain or pressure. A correct model for every figure. Prices $1.50, $2.00,  $2.50 and $3.00 pair.  Carhartt's Overalls  Are union made, double stitched with broad high aprons, non-corroding buckles, and  blue line sail cloth drill used for pockets. Patent braces. They, come in blue, black  and striped.   Prices $1.50 garment.  Carhartt's Gloves  Reinforced where the wear comes,   The service of two pair for the price of one. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, February 10   1911  THtt NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRJDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year in   advance  Six months $1.00  J. W. ELLIS       -       -       -     '���'-       -      Manager.  One dollar per inch per month fsr regrula ad'  vertisintr. Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising. 10 words for 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for larfre 'contract advertising.  ment, will only be successfully  compiled after the very careful  analysis of reports submitted by  farmers.  Too much stress cannot be laid  upon the importance of accurary  of figures in the reports.  Merritt is Mourning for  Her Greatest Pioneer  p-o,  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Box 20 Merritt.  Phone 25.  < UN ION  1_ABEL> 12  ONE YEAR OLD!  Twelve   months   ago    today,  after   weeks of preparation,   a  variety of expletives over "pied"  forms,   and   mutual   encouragements   between   the   inkslinger  and printer, who then  made up  the entire publishing force,   we'  came into the world of British  Columbian, and western, journalism.    We did  not make a very  large baby���eight sheets of letter  paper stuck together would.have  almost covered us.   Looking back  through exchanges of that year  1910 we fail to find that our fellow newspapermen were alive to  what had happened.    But 1910  was a year in which many lusty  commercial infants were ushered  into this vale of tears.    Progress  and vitality permeated Canadian  atmosphere; and we hope that  we managed to absorb of the latter.   We know that; we did so in  respect of the former; because  when we were, three months old  we wereforced to discard our baby  clothes and   come out in   eight  pages, thirteen and a half by nineteen and ditto. From a publishing  staff of one recorder of passing  events and one white-metal manipulator we have expanded steadily, until our first birthday finds  us with a staff of five.  Modesty, wisdom and keen  appreciation of what Robbie  Burns said .about, the plans -of  mice and men, unite in impelling  us to refrain from telling you  what we shall do during the second year of our life. However  we shall give this assurance,  that we intend to continue working in the best interests of the  valley in general and Merritt���  marvellous Merritt���in particular.  What measure of success has  been ours in the past is due to  the cordial manner in which the  public has received , us, and to  the patronage of local and district business houses��� who are  always alive to the best medium  for advertising their goods!  Seriously��� our exuberance  must be overlooked by our friends  ^^we-thank=both=the=pubIic-and  the business houses for their  support during the past twelve  months and hope that we shall  retain their good will for the  next twelve months.  Continued from page one;  b.c was educated by his father and  mother.   The wanderlust gripped  him when he was sixteen years  of age.    In 1852 he sailed for the  New World, landing in Philadelphia two months nearly after his  departure from the  Fatherland.  After a very brief   stay  in  the  Quaker city he departed through  western Pennsylvania for Illinois  thenf a sparsely settled farming  country.    The latter part of '53  saw him in the most advanced  frontier of western civilization,  in what is now the state of Iowa.  From that section he worked by  easy stages to New Orleans, then  a decidedly unhealthy Creole city,  where   the prevailing  language  was a French patois.     Yellow  fever laid him low for several  months.   As soon as he had recovered from the effects of the  fever he sailed for the Isthmus  of Panama.    Grossing this,   he  took a boat on the   Pacific  side  for San Francisco, then the storm  centre of the   greait   gold   rush  which   attracted   adventurous  spirits from the four quarters of  the Globe.    After a few years in  California, in which he achieved  only a moderate success, in company with two hundred others a  sailing ship was   chartered   to  carry them to Victoria, on  Vancouver Island, then a great trading station.    For threo years after his arrival in what is now the  political capital of the province,  but which was then a crown colony, with   the   great   Governor  ���Douglas as the Grown representative, he joined regularly in the  rushes for gold; sometimes being lucky, sometimes'the reverse.  Each time he made his way to the  Cariboo  over   the  historic  and  cordially detested Lillooet trail.  The rough mining life,   with its  hardships and uncertainties, soon  palled on him and he turned to  farming in the year 1859, taking  up a ranch where the C.  P.  R.  station at North Bend is now located.   While there he assisted  in the construction of the monumental Cariboo Road, which  is  even today one of the marvels of  road   engineering.     A hunting  trip into the Nicola valley in ' 65  gave him a good idea of the resources and potentialities of the  district and seven years later he  EARTHQUAKE AND FLOOD  A earthquake and tidal wave  are responsible for the death of  well oyer three hundred natives  in the village and vicinity of Taal  in. the Phillipine islands. The  eruption of Mount Taal was re-  spousible for the earthquake and  tidal wave.  Hot ashes set fire to the village  at the base of the volcano, fourteen of the victims having already  been found dead and many other  bodies are still buried.  Father Algue, of the observatory at Manila, states that the  eruptions of the volcano are likely to increase in magnitude instead of dimishing, during the  next week. It is reported that  over 200 perished on the island  on which the island is situate, but  this cannot be verified as fifteen  feet of lava and mud covers  everything.  PHONE   24  Nicola Valley  Transfer Company  TRUCKING AND DRAYING  A SPECIALTY  DEALER IN  Lumber, Lath, Lime, Cement,  Hay, Grain and Peed  GEORGE    RICHES  Rear Diamond Vale Store  Coutlee Ave.       -       Merritt  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.  PUBLICITY  Last week we took accasion to  dwell at some length upon the  necessity of the board of trade  taking some decisive action in the  matter of systematically advertising the valley.  A word in regard to the means  which should be employed in the  preparation of statistical data.  This will probably be the most  costly item in connection with the  advertising propaganda.  To secure accurate information,  which must be condensed as much  as possible, in regard to general  meteorological conditions it will  be necessary to get into communication with everyone who is  in a position to  furnish reliable  information   on  weather conditions during a period extending  over five years at least.   Of course  this may be regarded as unnecessary by a few ;  but it must be  borne in mind that a board of  trade, the official mouthpiece of  the community, is supplying data  to prospective settlers.    It is a  case of .noblesse oblige���if we  may use the expression.  A table, showing crop results  under different methods of treat-  sold out his holdings in North  Bend and moved into this valley,  locating his home on what was  formerly a ranch of a Scot by the  name of Muir. Twenty years  ago he subdivided a part of his  property for a townsite. Four  years ago his dreams began to  become true.  Globe Hotel  LYTTON, B. C.  One of the oldest and  best hostelries in the  district. Good accommodation in all depart-  partments.  F.   HAUTIER,   --  Prop.  LYTTON, B/C. (  Johnston's  Tonsorial  Parlors  One of the   best   appointed  shops in the interior,  Razors Honed.  All  classes of   tonsorial   work  satisfactorily executed.  EL  Voght St.  _____ 14^ !���* ��*"�� *�� ������ _^<k ��^ ���  MERRITT, B.C  A Well  Dressed Man  INCREASES HIS CHANCES  He has a  Better Show  To Get Along in the World.  J et me fit you for a suit  and you ; will be a better  pleased man. Stock arid  prices are just right.  nglisJ  000$  If You Want a Little Better  Grade than the other fellow carries see this shipment before  you make your purchases.  Morgan Building Opposite Coldwater Hotel.  . MERRITT, B. C. ^:'  Our Gents Furnishings and Shoes are all Union made.  Look for the BIG SIGN  NEW STATIONERY STORE  Bwm  REID      BLOCK,      GRANITE     AVENUE,      MERRITT  THE NEW departure which we have now entered upon, will, we.  feel assured, supply a long felt want in the business circles of  our rapidly growing young city. Our new stock has arrived and is  replete in all lines of Stationery, Pianos, Sewing Machines, etc.  Also Paints and Painters' Supplies, Wall Papers, etc. Our goods at  all times will he of the best quality and at fair prices.   In our  STATIONERY DEPARTMENT  you will be able to find anything you require  SLATES PILES ERASERS, different kinds PENCILS  of every description NOTE PAPERS and ENVELOPES  POCKET BOOKS NOTE BOOKS DRAWING BOOKS  WRITING TABLETS CRAYONS RUBBER BANDS  CLIPS, all kinds MUSCILAGE INKS, all colors  PICTURE FRAMES in Oriental styles BURNT WOOD WORK  PIANOS  NEW WILLIAMS PIANO PLAYER  Pianos $400 up.    Terms  PAINTS  READY  MIXED OR  MIXED   TO ORDER  Large Stock Wall Papers, Ingrain, Varnish, Tile, Pattern Papers. Burlaps  J  MERCHANT TAILOR  Quilchena Avenue       - -       West  Merritt Livery and Feed Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses. Express meets  all trains.   Buggies for hire.  A. J. COUTLEE, Prop.,     --���-       Merritt, B.C.  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  rIieSS   Cind   Private Tuiion in  for   a good' square 'meal.    Best  of  .accomodation and comfort  Rate $1.50 per day  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  ;-S-  Agent for endelsolm   and  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola ��� Merritt)  Mining  en prerait d id I. 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. Friday. February 10, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  'Gemmill & Rankine Have It"  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 Mason & Risch Piano.  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Dan McKay is back in town,  after a month's visit to the coast.  ���: -o���; r  Best Electric Massage always  on tap at Brown & Durham's. 52  ���_ o��� ������  Peter Marquette, of Nicola,  was in Merritt last Monday and  Tuesday.  they had not heard that W. Voght  was dead.  the little man. So it was then a  case of a medium-sized paymaster, with a large policeman,, in  search of a small man with a large  cheque. (That cheque must have  been very large, judging from  the way in which it looms in this  account of that man hunt.)  Finally the man was found and  returned the cheque, or the  amount, or what he had left of  the amount, or something like  that. Anyway that is all the  News man knows about it, or  was able to find out. We trust  everything is quite clear.  Frank Jackson, a Quilchena old  timer, was in town last Tuesday  to attend the funeral.  ���-_���������o : ;���:  Stanley Kirby proprietor of the  Nicola hotel, was in town for the  funeral. Kirby looked rugged  and healthy as ever.  ��� G. S. Walters, who left for  Greenwood last week, experienced the joys of being snowbound  for two days while en route.  O ���    '���  Rev. T. Walker left town on  Wednesday for Vancouver to attend! the meeting of Synod. He  hopes to return early next week.  The familiar figure of "Dad"  Owens, of Nicola, was among  those who came to pay their last  respects to the father of Merritt.  "....��� ������ o- ���  Tlxe Merritt Curling club has  not been invited to participate in  . any of the big bonspiels.   .What  a measly shame   '    . o  Jos. Graham, Jr., the popular  host of the popular   Quilchena  ; hotel, passed through Merritt on  Monday en route to Kamloops on  a few days' business trip.           ��� . ��� ���  Mr. and Mrs. Crowder, of  Aspen Grove, will go to Washington for about a month, when  they will return here again.  -..;    _________________o ���  '.���':'���''  E. ��� P. Lowe, who has charge  of the Crowder ranch at Aspen  Grove, during the absence of Mr.  and Mrs. Crowder, was in town  during the early Dart of the week.  ���;���; o������������  Mr.   &   Mrs.   James   Corbitt  spentJThursday=in-=to.wn=________Until_  they arrived yesterday morning  DRESSMAKING  B. Browitt, superintendent of  the Diamond Vale Colleries, who  went to Vancouver on a combined  business and pleasure trip last  Wednesday week, returned to  Merritt last Saturday evening. ���'!  ���''..     - ���_-��>���_______________   .  J. R. Holly, who has the contract for the Clarke building on  Quilchena avenue, is making arrangement which, when completed, will enable him not only  to handle all work he may secure,  but also to supply materials to  other contractors.  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Guichon  of Quilchena, were among those  who travelled a great distance to  be present at the funeral of the  late William : Voght.; Joseph  Guichon was among the earliest  settlers in the valley; locating in  the lower end on his first arrival  he soon moved up to the south  side of the Lake, where the hotel  Quilchena, a venture of his which  has proved signally successful,  now stands.  A NOVEL MIRROR  The most up-to-date, and incidentally the first, triplex fitting  mirror this side of Vancouver is  that which has been installed in  Bennett & Reid's fine store. This  stand has four revolving three-  quarter and two stationary three-  quarter mirrors, and cost one  hundred dollars. It represents  the latest design of fitting mirror s. This is but another evidence of the enterprising manner  in which this young firm is conducting its business. Their stock  of seasonal novelties in ladies and  gentlemen's wear is up-to-the-  minute in every respect,  w^E DESIRE, as far as possible, to avoid carrying over stock from  w    one season to another, and with this end in view we have now  decided to open on  SALE AT GREATLY REPOSED PRICES  the balance of our brand new stock of  MENS WINTER UNDERWEAR, HEAVY SHIRTS, RUBBERS  Overshoes,etc., etc. These goods are an EXCELLENT VALUE AT OUR  REGULAR PRICES. We are determined, however, to clean up all odd  lines before the winter season closes, WITHOUT REGARD TO COST,  and ah inspection of the prices on these Bines will convince you that  the reductions are genuine.  SALE BEGINS SATURDAY, FEB. 11  JUST RECEIVED LARGE SHIPMENT OF BOYS' & CHILDREN'S CLOTHING  GENERAL DRYGOODS, MENS CLOTHING, FURNISHINGS, BOOTS & SHOES  After an absence of ten months  Frank Mansfield has returned to  Merritt.   Most of Frank's time  was spent in Ireland, where he  went to assume control of the fat  estateto which he-fell heir about  a year ago.    But the wearing of  a tall hat and a cane, to the accompaniment   of   the   title   of  "Squire,"  were laying it on a  trifle   muchly/for  this pioneer  frontiersman of the great Canadian west, and, as soon as his business matters could be arranged  he at once turned his face toward  the Nicola valley and the simple  life again.     Frank   was  away  from Ireland for 32 years until  this visit for a for tune.   A friend  remarked that (there must have  been many changes in so long a  time;   ' "Devil  a   bit,"   replied  Frank. ' 'Had they sense enough  to change things around some, I  might__hay.e_=stayed._______=Why=they-  are using the same brand of flour  at home they were using forty  years ago.  ."  i   '  MRS. LUNAN  Holder of a Cosmopolitan  Dress Cutting Association's  Certificate,  of London, Eng.  Firts-class Work Guaranteed  TERMS CASH  Parlors :     Nicola Ave., Merritt,  in block east Bank of Montreal  A CHEQUERED TALE  Good Living  means that the food  you eat is of the very  best that can be ob-  tained in the local  market. If you buy  your meals at the  Merritt  Restaurant  you're certain of the  best.  This is a tale of two cheques,  two men, a policeman, a paymaster and a very little trouble.  It commenced when the two men  got their time cheques on construction. One had a large sum  due him and the other had less.  This tale hangs on the larger  cheque, which was issued to the  better workman when he turned  his time check in to headquarters.  So you will see that the whole  affair was comparative; while  the paymaster's wrath was superlative. One of the workmen  bore the uncommon cognomen of  "Smith.''   y yyz'yy  The News man is riot in a position to state whether or not the  paymaster grabbed a "Johnson  bar," when he found that the  man who had less money due to  him had obtained the larger  cheque; or whether he thought  that the small man with the large  cheque had gone to work on the  "back fifty." But, it appears  that the paymaster got a policeman by the name of Clark���some  of our readers may have heard of  him���to assist him in restoring to  the man who should have had the  larger cheque, but didn't, the  cheque which had been given to  A CORRECTION  Last week we published an  article dealing with the smallpox  outbreak along the mainline of  the C. P. ��� R. In it we stated that  quarantine had been imposed on  all points from Mission to Lytton. Walter C. Peeble, proprietor of the Baillie hotel at the latter point, has written us to the  effect that our information on'the  subject was incorrect; that no  cases of smallpox were reported  outside of those at Mission ; and  that the C. P. R. officials confirm  him in the fact that no quarantine was placed upon any other  point besides Mission, that we  mentioned. Space does not permit the publication of the letter  in full. We take pleasure in correcting our report of last week  and regret that our information,  which we received from commercial travelers, was incorrect.  President  50c  Suspenders  a Pair.  McVittie & Cokely  Dominion and Provincial  and Surveyors  Irrigation  Court  No. 8931  _&a_.o    \J9    A   ���  Will Hold its  Fifth Annual  BALL  in  Pooley's Hall  Nicola  TUESDAY  February 21  Have you seen our late3t consignment of RINGS. All the  latest in DIAMONDS, RUBY, EMERALD, OPAL and  PEARL RINGS from 13.50 to $75.00.  AH kinds of gold and silver jewelry at prices which defy.  competition at  SIMPSON'S JEWELRY STORE  Agent for Waterman's Pens and Edison Phonographs.  on treat  Established 1817. Head Office:    Montreal  PAID UP CAPITAL $14,400,000.  REST $12,000,000  Sir Cdward Oou_-.cn. Bart.  President and General Manager.  Branches in all the principal cities and towns in Canada,  also in London, Eng., New York, Chicago and Spokane.  Sayings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current ratee.)  BRANCHES IN NIGOLA VALLEY  NIC0A: MERRITT:  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager. j. F. 8. 01 HUM, Acting Sub-Agent I'll  6  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday',  February 10   1911  Voght Street, Merritt.  The place where you get  just what  you   want,   and  just   the   way   you  want it," at any time you want it.  Have you tried the Star Yet ?  STEEL & FAULKNER  Proprietors.  e  Under new management and many improved facilities.  ���    More accommodation and of the best.  In every department we aim to please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL TRADE A  SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  GEO. McGRUTHER, Prop.  Merritt, B.C.  Phone 37  P. O. Boz 7  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  All Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt Factories.  New Coldwater 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.  ���    .   ��� w  Just Opened Up  You are invited to inspect the choicest of  meats at this new market.  Drop in, we can satisfy you.  J. Castillion  -   Proprietor  The Spring is Almost Here?  _  , Now is the time to get in before the Spring rush starts.  We have exclusive listings of the best ranch and town lots            -  in the valley.  The John Hutchinson Go.  Old Coldwater Hotel Building, Merritt  J. Hutchinson, Notary Public and Conveyancer.       Insurance of all kinds.     1  Saved From a  Watery Grave  Thorough Self Presence of Mind Was  Thrilling Experience of Lineman  Strange,   how- contrary some  people are, isn't it ?  Take Arthur Hayward for example.     Do you think that you  could persuade him to go up to  the Coldwater hotel, in this kind  of weather, take a bucket or two  of water out of the well in the  back yard of that caravanserai,  and then bathe in it ���? Nix !  Not  on your life !  Nuttin' doin'!  Nix  cum raus!   Try him with it and  see what it feels like to be coldly  stared at!   You'd think the well  water   weleome   to  you warm,  compared to the way he'd welcome the idea, y  Arid yet, the very same chap  that would throw fifty-seven varieties of the same brand of fits  at the idea of taking, a bath in  well water, without heating it,  went down  to the Nicola river  last Wednesday morning, with all  his tree climbing accoutrements  on, and a roll of telephone wire  over his shoulder, and jumped in  up to his neck in the icy water  ���and stayed there for half an  hour without climbing out again  ���and came up to town-and told  about it afterwards with a grin.  Pure, downright cussedness, ain't  it ?   Well, he did all the same.  Still, it's not all pure cussedness all the same. He didn't  really mean to have a bath when  he went in. It was this way:  Arthur���cute name, isn't it ?r-^  Arthur happened to be down by  the rustic bridge which crosses  the babbling brook close by the  Tutill residence. .As the work of  stringing wires from pole to pole  had to be done afoot, because 'so  far the government telephone  department has not supplied  aeroplanes; for the linemen.  Hay timber had to cross the river.  Formerly there had been a foot  and a half of ice in that particular  section of the stream,-and Hay-  ware relied upon what was there  formerly. But here is something  he did not know. If he had this  incident would not have been  written up.  Two days since all the ice in  the middle of the stream was  sawn out, to be stored against  the summer weather. A thin,  frail scale of ice, half an inch  thick, formed over the opening.  In crossing, Arthur��� nice name,  Arthur��� with the utmost insouciance . (how's that?), stepped on  thin ice and went down "into  tumbling billows" of the creek.  The-water-was running-under the  ice at an eight mile clip and the  current was so strong that he  was unable to put his feet to the  bottom. Fortunately he had sufficient presence of mind to grab  the crust of thin ice as he went  in and after half an hour's strenuous work, during which we fear  that his language must have been  more expressive than dignified,  he managed to make his way out  unaided and came back to town.'  A hard rub and a change of clothing and he was as right as ever.  4 by  "D"  B. C. HORSE  "d" squadron  Squadron    orders   No.  Major  Flick  commanding  Squadron B. C. Horse.  Merritt, Feb. 10, 1911.  DISMOUNTED DRILL  Nicola, every Friday 7.30 p. m.  Merritt,  every Tuesday 7.30  p. m. in Hylands' Hall.  INFORMATION        . , '  The following extract from  1 District Order No. 5. is published  for information of all concerned:  "British Columbia Horse" ���  "D" Squadron- "General Order  No. 91. of 1911, so far as it concerns Fred Armstrong Howse is  cancelled." (G. 0. Ottawa Jan.  10,1911.)  Charles Flick, major.  O. C. "D" B. C. Horse  A. B. KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS.-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  W H. COWAN  HORSESHOEING  AND GENERAL  BLACKSMITHING  All Work Guaranteed  First Class  Cor. NICOLA AVE. and CHAPMAN ST.  Geo.  McDonald  BOOT AND SHOE MAKER  Repair Work a Specialty  Let me fit you out with a pair of  Superfine Rubber Heels  ARCHIE LITTLE  makes a specialty of  METALLIC SIGNS  AND LETTERING  Cheap, durable, and are the best letters on the market.  BOTH GOLD AND SILVER  VOGHT STREET  NEAR DEPOT  NOTICE  A MEETING OP THE  Merritt,  Middlesboro and  District  Conservative  Association  WILL BE HELD  IN  MENZIES' HALL  p���b. 16, 5 p.m.  BUSINESS:  ELECTION OF OFFICERS  S. J. Solomon, Secretary.  Marie  Asaya-Neairall  -THE     NEW    REMEDY    FOR  Nervous  Exhaustion  Grief "and worry drain the nervous system with disheartening  rapidityr~The~signs~ are lacl-Tof  interest, lack of appetite, insomnia. The only remedy is Food, Rest  and nerve repair. "Asaya-Neu-  rau_,m is and makes possible this  cure. It feeds the nerves, induces  sleep, quickens the appetite, aids  digestion, restores nerve vitality.  $ i. 50 per bottle, e Obtain from  the local agent:     _  GEO. M.; GEMMILL,  Merritt,  B.'C'  A Good Idea in Hair  Treatment*  The trouble with most women's hair  Is that they won't, take the time to  give It proper treatment. If you want  your hair to-have .that look of lustre  and vitality, you must  take care of it.  You cannot expect to have splendid  hair if you simply run a comb through  It in the morning���give it a dab on  the outer edge with a brush���throw-  It into a braid���switch it around the  head���Jab in a few hair pins���and let  It go at that.   . ������ ���-������.. -. ..-  Hair Is like any other growing thing  ���it needs attention���it needs care���It  needs thorough grooming regularly���  not   only  the   hair  but .the  scalp.  If you have the time and patience  you > won't need any hair tonic���but  most women haven't. The next best  thing is Nyal's Hirsutone. It is th*  best thing offered to take the place*  of hours  of combing and* brushing.  It tones up tho roots, brightens the  color, improves the texture and makes  it  stay  gracefully  where  it  Is   put..  Hirsutone literally revitalizes the  neglected   hair.  Your Nyal Druggist cheerfully recommends Hirsutone because he know*.  In  artistic   bottles   $1.00   and   GOc.  ?WCM��B"0M  One for each everyday ailment  Sold and Guaranteed by  7  Gemmill & Rankin,    -   Merritt.  Nicola Valley  aleiru  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of=  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGE  Fresh  Fish  always on  hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  Eastwood  Manager  RIGHT PRICES IN  CUT GLASS  makes it easy for you to provide for your home, the very  best of this much prized crystal.  Our msil system enables you to  enjoy thote  right prices,  and we sell the best from the world's most famed factories.  Write   for our   catalogue which brings  our store to your  home.    When goods are required in haste we suggest the  night lettergram.  All orders prepaid to your nearest railway station.  Henry Birks & Sons, Limited  Jewelery Mail Order House  Geo. E. Trorey, Man. Dir. Vancouver, B.  C.  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.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, .C.  The ".hoicest of Beef, utton, etc.,  always on hand.  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  &Co.  .-ii  LIMITED.  Real Estate and Insurance  Okanagan Lands  AH Classes of Investments Placed.  iHe��ad;Offices:, -       - Vernon, B. C.  TMILY  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.  " Land Act Notice.   '"���''''[  Nicola Land District.y.; ;���,���;  Kamloops.Division of Yale..,,.......  Take notice  that I  Perley'....Russell,, of  Princeton, occupation clerk, intends.'o  apply for permission to purchase tl.o  following described lands:-.   ' ,;       .;  Commencing at post planted 20 chains  West, of the North East corner Po t  of G. P. Myren's Pre-emption, Otlt r  Valley; thencs East 20 chains; ther.ee  North 20 chains; thenct West20 chains  thence South 20 chains, to point :<f  commencement, containi g 40 acres,  more or less.  Perley Russell,  G. P. Myren AGEnt.  Date 23rd. November, 1910. ���. ...   .  FOR SALE  .' Three Roomed House and Lot  on Quilchena Ave., just below  the Merritt Mercantile store.  Cash or terms. Apply J. Cairns,  Merritt, B. C. -  1  < I Friday, February 10, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  New  IS ��� i  pi  ��i��fe*:  NLJsffl  tv.��*fi:?ft*?  Is Goin  That is the reason I have purchased"ThefENTIRE BC0Ctr22^ district Lot 123.  This property adjoins the C. P. R. Track and has a large frontage on Garcia  Street and Coutlee Ave. This property is all subdivided and is the best  business property in Merritt to-day. Ask the price of adjoining business  lots, they want as high as $5000.   Then consult me for my price.  *_ 5*  _..._*    -"_',  rrancie*  Phone 38.  REAL ESTATE AND FINANCIAL BROKER.  <- r.V  Office Morgan Building.  Land Act  Nicola Land District.}  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that George H. King of  Chipman, New Brunswick, occupation  lumDerman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  northeast 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  939, thence north 40 chains, thenee  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.  Take Notice that Addington P. Long,  of Vancouver, B.C., occupation cabinet  maker, intends to apply for permission  follo\   to   purchase   the   following  described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  southeast corner ana marked Addington P. 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:  ���Commencing at a post planted at the  southeast corner and marked Fred E.  King's southeast corner post and on  the west fork of Dry Creek about four  miles 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, containing 40 acres  more or less.  FRED E. KING.  Alex. McKay, Agent.  Date November 29. 1910.       46-55  Take notice that .Grace F. 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  south-west corner and marked "Grace  F. King's south-west corner post," and  about two and one half "miles westerly  from Siwash creek and about three ana  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-40chains,--thenc8 wsst-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  south-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 160acres. .  JOHN MCKAY.  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 Tends:  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 less.  Larkin Burpee Briggs.  46-55__= __AIex cKay,Agent.  Dated November 28th, 1910.  pation 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 loth. 1910.  Land Act  Elizabeth  occupation  Take   notice  Chipman, New  that   Laura   King,  of  Brunswick, occupation  married woman, intends  to  apply  for  TJi  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  chains to point of commencement, containing 160 acres more or less.  ,;.���.,.,>...       LAURA KING.  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  on 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 bf commencement, containing 640  acres more or less. '.  JANET McKAY.  49-55 Alex. McKay, Agent.  Take   notice    that  Scott of Vancouver,  widow, intends to apply for per  mission 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 rV.   Alex.    cKay, Agent  " Dated November 29th. 1910.  Take notice that Edwin Millar of  Eureka, California, occupation butcher,  intends toapply.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, northrwesterlylifrom  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. < wi<  ���>   EDWINIMILLAR.     y  46-55   : ALBX. M'KAY, ARehty  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-west-corner post," and on  Dry Creek about threemiles 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.  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  Ere-emption No. 457, on the west  ranch 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 80 chaihs, thence east 80  chains to place of commencement.  ENDREWROSS,  By R. R. Chandlea, Agent  November 15th, 1910.  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,  Land Act ���,  ��� Nicola Land District.    District of   -  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice, that 60 days  after date  Euphemia Beath bf Vancouver, married  I woman, intends to apply for permission  to   purchase  the  following  described  land:   Commencing at the north east  corner, cf Lot'���;1776, 'thence  south 80  chains^ thence east 80  chains,   thence  north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains  to point of commencement, containing  640 seres more or less.  y ""'     Euphemia Beath, Applicant.'-;  E. B." Tingley, Agent.  -.-Dated January 28, 1911. ���      51-7   y  ?M.X.;,GRIMMETT  November 15th, 1910.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.    District of Nicola.  Take   notices that I,   Walter  Warrehi of Toronto, Ont., accu-  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  the west 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.  Mineral Act  Certificate of Improvement.  Forest Rose minera laim, sit  uate in the Nicola ciningDiv  ision of Yale distr t. Where  located: Ten mile reek 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.  B_>_T___tcr and _S__lis___sr '.  '��   Notary Public' ���  Solicitor for the Bank of-Montreal  Barwick Block  Merritt  Land Act  Nicola Land District.    District of  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that 60 days after date  Alexander Beath of Vancouver, occupation Broker, intends to 'apply for permission to purchase the following described land: Commencing at a ; post  planted 80 chains north of the N.E. corner of Lot 1776, thence north 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence South 80  chains, thence west 80 chains to point  of commencement, containing 640acres  more or. less.  Alexander Beath, Applicant.  ..,,.,      E,:,B. Tingley,,Agent.  Dated tfanuary 28* 19il.     ������-���-' Sir!  Canadian  Pacific Railway  For rates and other information  _     apply to  m  m  lis.  Agent>  ���>#^..yii��rNtt, B.C.  yy 'xy m ���������;������"  Oj.._wnte7tO!;��|   ���'���������.  ..v-***    *%>���.:.'    y\'',T-  H.  A. G. P. A.  W. BRODIE  Vancouver,  B.C.  ���mm- 8  THE NICOLA VALLEY. NEWS  Friday, February 10 '1911  %_?���%.]  1  S��    Oct,  I  inter  s is  OH        O  >A  I  �� Maoe  ie  Every Line They SfockJ  ^/.yrv-'^  Men's  lartment  :-Ref6rttt Clothing  is equal to^ A  have , the!* $g��ncy ;f Fori this  duly celebrated line. To b��  the well dressed man buy  Fit-Rife Glothing, and all  your furnishings from us.  W^e! have 7 wery style to  iiiktch.:c.yi^  Is becoming famous. The  citizens of Merritt and surrounding country have found  at last where it pays to deal.  Now is your lime to join the  Lm&iority,_Ruy^from_us_as.  our stock is fresh and the  best brands of everything to  be had in British Columbia.  i'.^WftS:'1':"::.':*::.  There is no dou bt that  they are the best.   Come  and_let^jiis^demonsti;ate  to you. St is a pleasure.  7V%:fa  M^uajmKKiirwv^^/^a^u^:^^  HIS  Qur stock of "Nairns''; the  famous   Sco  Linoleums, Floor Cloths and  Inlaid is theM lairgest and  most varied in styles ever  seen in Merritt.  Our stock Is beyond question   the m^  Merritt. Specially selected  for experienced buyers. Bar  iron, metals, pipe and all  fittings. Force and lift pumps,  gasoline engines. The best  of everything.  EPARTM  This is rapidly getting filled up, New Goods arriving daily.    The  public are already asking us how we can afford to sell so cheap.  NEW COLLETT BLDG.  QUILCHENA AVENUE


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