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 f  I  M''  oi  1.1  I  I  M��  i  i  ii  ti  I  Commenced Suit Against  Ottawa and Victoria  Will  Test  Validity  of  Records  Granted Prior to 1910.  The first shot in the fight for  rights in connection with water  records on Ten-mile Creek was  fired early in the week by Barclay  Bonthrone, who instructed his  solicitors to commence action  against both the Dominion and  Provincial governments to compel the recognition of records  granted prior to the Privy, Council  decision of 1910, when it was decided that the only administration  which had power to grant records upon streams having their  source in the Railway Belt was  at Ottawa.  . It was on the strength of Hhis  decision that irrigationists at  Savona filed records upon that  part of the Ten-mile Creek which  lay within the Railway Belt. As  that part, some miles in length,  is the section in which the most  of the annual precipitation is  naturally conserved, the soil formation lower down the valley  being decidedly porous and therefore failing to store water to  percolate gradually to the creek  during the summer months, the  result of the grant of the record  bytjie Dominion"governmentwas'j  td.deprive farmers on the provincial lands along the creek of  sufficient water for irrigation  purposes. The decision of the  Privy Council renders void all  records heretofore granted by the  Provincial government by permission to grant records on the  creek,"1 as sufficient water may be  filed upon to absorb all the water  which flows into the main creek  from its watershed.  ' It is understood that Mr. Bon-  throne's solicitors will proceed  with two objects in view. First,  to compel the Provincial government to either support the irrigationists on Ten-mile creek in their  fight to have records granted by  the Crown, or to return annual  charges  Mr. Meville Smith has taken action, to be sure,  but so far the  News is not in a position to state  whether or not he has received  any satisfactory assurance of the  good intentions of  the  Department of the Interior in this matter  from   Sir   Wilfred   Laurier,   to  whom Mr. Smith wrote about. a  fortnight ago.    Certain it is that  Hon. Frank Oliver will'not bestir  himself in the interests of local  farmers unless he is compelled  to do so by some very determined and decisive action, such  as  Mr. Bonthrone has undertaken.  The argument which has been  adduced in certain quarters is to  the effect that it is only those in  the Lower Nicola who are affected.    Such', however, is most emphatically not the case.    It will  not be long before the Coldwater  valley will be  settled  up,   and  other valleys which are watered  by streams having their source  within the Dominion Belt,   and  their confluence with main rivers  in the Provincial area.     It will  be possible then for someone else  to secure a Dominion record and  hold up the farmers on these valleys.     There, is a principle at  stake in the matter, and for - solution of the problem there is required decisive^' an"dW-6perati Ve'  action.  way,  shall  whei'ein is the good  walk therein and ye  peace for you j souls."  He went on to point out that  the  nation  as a  whole  owed a  debt of gratitude to the old historic church for the gift of God's  word.    While he had no desire to  say ��� anything   which, might. be  construed as disparaging to those  who had left the church, they as  sons  and  daughters of the one  Catholic Church should certainly  recognise that the Bible which is  prized, by all Christian people was  a gift to them from the bishops  of the church.    The words of his  text, he delai'ed, he would desire  to have set to music and sung as  an anthem, that it might ring in  the ears continually.    He  dealt  at considerable length with each  section of the passage, "standing,  considering, directing aright our  steps, and the reward, peace, for  each individual soul."  ola lads return the compliment.  Ha! Watch us gloat!  Roy Wheeler acted as manager  for the visitors, Jack Murray  acting as legal advisor to his own  comrades. Jim Murray dicided  how many goals counted, in other  words was the referee. A. W.  Strickland kept tab on time, and  M. L. Grimmett took stock of  ���penalties administered to over-  eager enthusiasts. Among those  who performed valiant deeds for  their respective team-mates were  C. Parkinson, S. N, Dancey,  Thomas, Hay ward, Rush, George  Murray, Clark and Dunsmuir.   o '  Local Conservatives  Condemn Reciprocity  A. E. Howse is at the coast on  a business trip.  Warehouse  Construction  ^charges"-and-initial-charges on  records granted by the Provincial  government; secondly, they will  endeavour to force the Dominion  government to recognise priority  in records, inasmuch as it is very  obviously inequitable that records  granted years before the jurisdiction of the Department of the  Interior was established should  be nullified. In this latter suit  the plaintiff's1 case is strengthened by the weak point of the  Privy Council's decision, viz.:  that it gave jurisdiction over  waters which, though having  their source in the Dominion Belt,  flowed, while in that belt, through  comparatively barren lands, not  watering arable lands until the  stream reached Provincial territory.  This suit which is beingbrought  by/Mr. Bonthrone reveals, as  perhaps it has never before been  striikingly shown, that the position in which the farmers of Low-  er^icola are placed by the refusal of the Provincial government to take action in the matter.  The Farmers': Institute has been  laggard in the matter; there has  so far been no attempt made to  co-operate in establishing rights.  The majority of the members of  the Institute have been passive,  confining themselves to letters  tothe Lands Department in Victoria, and to the niember for Yale.J  George Riches Commences Erection of  Large Warehouse Near Depot  This morning George Riches  commenced hauling lumber for  the warehouse which he is to  erect on Lot 15, Block 15, immediately west of the present  site of the C.P.R. freight sheds,  for storing and exhibiting the  latest types_of_buggies.-carts and  all kinds of farming machinery  HAS FAITH IN MERRITT  One man at least lias great,  faith in the future of this town.-  He has given very practical evidence of this by the purchase of  some of the best business lots on  Voght Street and Quilchena and  Granite Avenues. H. Colin  Clarke, the lawyer, is the gentleman of whom we are speaking.  ��� He has bought three lots on-  Quilchena Avenue, on one, Lot 6  in- Block.-.17; next^to the_.Merritt;  Mercantile Company, ** he has'  erected his offices. The' other  two are Lots 15 and 16, in Block  15, immediately beside Armstrong's store. He is also owner  of Lots 9 and 10 in Block 16 and  the corner lot on Granite Avenue  and Voght Street, immediately  behind the.Coldwater Hotel, and  the one next to it.  STORE AT ASPEN GROVE  The Betterton, Fraser Land  Company of Aspen Grove, which  recently acquired the Fraser  ranch from George McCullough.  has opened up a large store.  Everything that might be required by residents of that section is kept in stock.  Even drugs are included, which  Mr. Hope, the manager, has a  license to sell.  Felix Graham has resigned his  position with the Nicola Valley  Coal and Coke company,' for  which he has acted as accountant  for a considerable period. He  will devote his entire time to  his new business venture, the  Middlesboro Mercantile company.  ^vThe Merritt Mercantile company >"has'just *recei^^  of .furniture.  ��� o���������������1  Banquet on  March 28  it has so far proved a success, but  in the latter there would appear  to be a certain amount, of dissatisfaction over the matter, inasmuch as the government made  the mistake of lending money to  the farmers at lower rates and  for longer periods than those for  which the government itself  could borrow. In Australia, however, the government had the  advantage of the New Zealand  experiment, and was able to  adopt measures of more wisdom.  W. E. Scott will in all probability deal, with the subject of  fruit pests, and the best methods  of eliminating them, as well as  with information which the department of agriculture is now in  a position to offer to every farmer, in all branches of agriculture.  No doubt there will be a large  gathering of local and district  business men and farmers, all of  whom ' will hear something of  interest.  and implements.  At present Riches has no exact  knowledge of the amount which  will be expended on the whole  scheme, but it will reach well  into the thousands;  He purchased the lot about a  week ago from Harold Greig, the  local real estate operator, and has  been waiting for word as to the  shipment of his goods. This information has now been received  and he will rush the work to  completion just as rapidly as  possible.  The building will be 50x120  feet in area. A driveway will  be left open down, the centre and  the two sides will be covered with  flooring to permit of a more effective display of the magnificent  stock Mr. Riches will carry.  THE BISHOP PREACHES  One of the most forcible religious addresses that have been  heard in Merritt to date was that  preached by the Rev. A. de  Pencier, lord bishop of New  Westminster, in Menzies' Hall  last Sunday morning, on the occasion of his first visit to the valley,  metropolis.  For his text his lordship took  the words from the prophet Jeremiah:" Stand in _ the; ways and  consider and ask for the old paths J  APPOINTS AGENT HERE  H.M. Boddy, of Vancouver,  agency director for the Man'frs.  Life Insurance Co., of Toronto,  arrived in town during the week  to inspect the local field with a  view to establishing an agency  foi-_his_company���here.���He���has  decided to appoint Hsrold Greig  as local agent.  Mr.' Boddy has just returned  from an extended tour of South  Africa, where he established  several agencies for his company  He reports that th3re is every  prospect for success for this, the  first Canadian insurance company  to enter the South African field  in direct competition with the  firms of the old country. He is  quite delighted with the climate  of Nicola valley and particularly  impressed with the' possibilities  for successful investment in the  vicinity of Merritl.  , He expects to invest himself  before he leaves for the coast  again, which will be about the  end of this or the beginning of  next week.  NICOLA  DEFEATED  The skating ice-hockey experts  of this., the metropolis of the Nicola valley, journeyed to Nicola  last Saturday afternoon to indulge  in a few hours of mimic warfare,;  with a puck for a trophy. They  returned with the scalps of the  Nicola braves at their belts. Five  times did they push the puck  within the sacred confines of the  goal and thrice did the refereee  consent to allow them to register a poinf; in their favour therefor.    One time only did the Nic-  Farmers'   Institute   Will  Entertain Prominent Member of  Government.  On Tuesday evening, March 28;  the Farmers' Institute will hold  a banquet in the large hall over  Armstrong's store. Among the  guests of the evening will be the  Hon. W.E. Scott, deputy minister  for agriculture, Alexander Lucas,  the member for Yale, and John  Oliver, a former leader of the  opposition"in"the"PrOviriciarHouse  of Parliament.  Hon. Price Ellison, minister of  finance, has pi-omised Secretary  Whitaker that he will endeavour  to be present, and L. W. Shatford  will also try to be here for the  evening. ���  Tickets for the banquet may  be obtained from J. P. Boyd,  H. S. Cleasby and G. B. Armstrong, in Merritt; Secretary  Whittaker and Major Charles  Flick, in Lower Nicola; and H. H.  Matthews and T. Heslop, in  Nicola. Tickets will cost one  dollar each. It will be necessary  for all who wish to attend to purchase their tickets on or before  March 20th, as the secretary  wishes to ascertain the exact  ���number who will be present and  make arrangements accordingly.  It is expected that Alexander  Lucas will throw more light on  his proposal to have the government borrow money to advance  at 16w rates to settlers to enable  them to construct irrigation  ditches and other improvements  on their property. This is an interesting advance in legislation  which would tend to bring the  average farmer and the provincial  gouernment into closer contact  with one another. It has been  tried, as the writer personally  knows, in some states in Australia  and.also in the Dominion of New-  Zealand.    In the former country  GALLO'S DOLLARS GONE  "Wanted:���One dark Italian,  about five feet some inches  short, with a black beard, pointed a la Van Dyke. Black, beetling eyebrows; with two deep  scars__qn rhi,sj upper "' lip and  another on his lowerrbla^eyesf-  and in need of a wash. Has a  grasping disposition.''  The foregoing description will  be circulated by the local police  through every provincial police  station in the province in an effort to apprehend the Italian  answering the description. The  News wishes to add that possibly  the absconder may be found to  have some eggs with him, as he  was sent to buy three dozen  specimens of hen fruit by Mike  Gallo, who keeps a boarding  house for his countrymen.,  Gallo gave the fugitive ten  dollars to purchase the eggs for  this morning's preakfast.  The-stove was nicely hot, the  cook was waiting to commence  getting the breakfast, but he  needed eggs. Thereupon the  mysterious stranger was despatched upon the errand, with  instructions to hasten his return.  Gallo waited, the cook waited,  the boarders waited, in fact  everybody waited. But no eggs.  Neither was there any sign of  the errand boy���now an erring  boy.  Then, feeling aggrieved at the  wickedness of humans, particularly humans who acted as messengers, and also hungry for the  eggs he did not get, and also for  the ten simoleons which he had  had but had handed away, Gallo  became angry and secured a  warrant for the erring errand  boy.    :-:  So far no trace of him has been  found. But if . everyone who  reads this and keeps his eyes  open, the missing man may be  Iscated. Whoever sees him first  will please notify the police.  Passed Emphatic Condemnatory  Resolution Last Friday.  At the annual meeting of "the  Merritt, Middlesboro and District  Conservative Association,   held  in   Menzies'   hall    last   Friday  evening, the local Conservatives  went on record directly, and un:  equivocally as   opposed   to the  proposed Reciprocity Tariff.    A  resolution was passed congratulating R.   L.   Borden,* leader of  His Majesty's loyal opposition in'  the parliament at Ottawa, and*  Martin Burrell, member for Yale .  Cariboo riding in the- same pary  liament, upon the characteristic--"  ally "fighting"  opposition  they.0  ,are  offering to the, passage of.V  the proposed legislation  in  res'-','.  pect to this matter. , -;'  President Cleasby, who ocy  cupied the chair for the evening/.-;  briefly reviewed the present -{  status" of the legislation which".;  Laurier administration are prof/  posing to force through* the".  house on a strictly party vote; V  and suggested the expression off  opinion supporting the opposi-/'  tion in their fight to prevent the 7  passage of this bill before the"  country is allcwed.to vote upony  it and analyse the motives which/*,!  -have prompted the "introduction;^  of tfie"brn "af~fhis" stage of - th#4  economic development of Can- .  ada.  The association passed a reso-y  lution of sympathy with the re-y  latives of the late William Voght.  The election of officers .resulted'":  as follows:  Hon. Presidents, R. L. Borden -T  and Richard McBride. ." _  Hon.  Vice-Presidents,   Martin-  Burrell, M.P., and A. Lucas, M.-  P.P. ' j\  President,   H. S. Cleasby (re-y  elected.)  Vice-President, Dr. T. V. Cur-  ���  tin.  Secy-Treas., Frank M. Coffee.;/  Executive :   Bert Robinson, P.'. '���  McPhail, Daniels, William Mc-f  Neill, F. S. Gay, S. N. Dancey,'  Alf. Goodisson and S. Hyland.  The meeting   adjourned until"  Friday evening, March 24th.  Miss Bryden is: staying  Mr. and Mrs. Horswell at  home on Nicola avenue.  with  their  Harold Greig, the local real estate operstor, will leave for Kamloops next Tuesday morning and  will be gone the greater part of  the week.  NEW FREIGHT SHED  bids  new  The C. P. R. has received  for the construction of a  freight shed, immediately west  of the site of the passenger depot.  The result of the building will  be known next week,.   .  At last a telephone is to be installed in the deoo*)t! The annual  appropriations of this gigantic  corporation will in future include  the following item; " For telephone in Merritt station offices.  $?.00 per month.  John Hutchison, alias "Hutch"  has handed us a handsome handbook which puts plainly the po- '  tentialities of this pretty valley. '  This pamphlet puts everything ;*'  pithily, practically and without'  platitudes.    It is voluminous in ;  variety and was printed by the ���  Herald presses. ���     ;>.  .^  Jay Shivel arrived from a visit!'  to Pacific slope cities yesterday. '  He saw, his old tillicum, Gus ?  Grote,; at Vancouver; Gus is '���_  still big, fat and sassy and making real good in his finely con- -  ducted 'Couver Cafe. \  The Merritt Mercantile company: has received, a carload of  potatoes from Ashcroft, THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, March 3   19] 1  '-\  * rr ,'voa _��_.-��� m����nw_i  ���*��������� .--~-^-i��>����.  IT  C  B  B  TTL  Y  is changing hands every day . Prices bf Merritt realty  soaring to a high figure.  operating Night and Day. Great developments laid  out for the coming summer of Coal Companies.  grants large appropriation to Merritt and district for  improvements and hospital.  to he in full swing this summer, company is now being  syndicated.  to erect a new depot and freight shed, the present  quarters being to small to handle the large amount of  freight.  is granted to the Town of Merritt by the Government  and plans are being laid out for the installation of water  and sewerage.  to establish a warehouse and spur line and will stock  4,000,000 feet of lumber.  are negotiating for erection of warehouse and spur line  to store large quantities of oil.  have 12 miles of steel laid out of Merritt and are rushing completion of road to Penticton, B. C.  consisting of the entire Block 22, corner of Garcia St.  and Coutlee Ave., are now on THE MARKET FOR  until March 15 th. Lots 50 x 120 can be bought for  TERMS:    Quarter Cash, balance arranged.  are the people who are buying lots in Block 22.    WHY P    They see the future  of MERRITT and know they will realize easily 100 per cent on their investment.  REAL ESTATE  FINANCIAL BROKER  Phone 38.  Office Morgan Bldg. IfcH'-  FRIDAY, March 3, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  regressive  Maiden Speech of Alexander Liibas Attracts Attention From Press of Both  Parties--Outlihes Scheme Which  Would be of Benefit to Farmers.  Last week spacedidnot permit  of the   insertion  of the  report  published in the Victoria Colonist  of the maiden speech of Alexander Lucas, M. P. P.    The News  recommeds  its  readers  to read  thereport carefully, because there  is iri it suggested some new leg-is- j  lation which, if adopted by the  government,   will   have  a 'very  .beneficial  effect upon  immigration to this province.  u  Hi  \.   B. C. FARMERS  The question to which he desired to particularly refer at the  present time was the somewhat  unfortunate position of the average farmer of the province.    It  had been said that British Columbia at the present time was not  producing more than 50 per cent,  of its actual requirements in food |  commodities^y; All would admit  that if a great proportion of the  necessities of life were produced  at home it would be better for the  province in every way;  and he  believed  that with  proper   and  fair assistance to the farmer, the  output of the farms of British  Columbia could be  very largely  increased.    There were many old  settlers throughout the province  who had come in in the early days  and secured large holdings, when  all the land was before them to  select from, and who in  consequence   had   undoubtedly   done-  well. ."These had been peculiarly  fortunate in their locations, and  had either taken up land naturally well watered or so placed that  water might be-easily applied,  but there were very many others  who, inexperienced at the beginning, had been less fortunate in  their selections. These had taken  up land'in the semi-arid belt and  found it a matter of great difficulty to secure the water requisite   for   irrigation ' in   sufficient  . qan.tity or economically delivered.  Others found the heavy timber a  formidable obstacle and the cost  of clearing beyond their limited  means.    In  this  connection the  member told of meeting a man  who had taken up a section of  land of which he had ten acres  slashed and three only cleared,  and who was staying at the Empress .with his wife, his mission  =to=the=coast-being-to'secure"work  on railway construction in order  that he might buy powder sufficient to proceed with the clearing of his land.  I If. the farmers could not keep  [pace with the times and develop  their farms so as to take immediate advantage of anxious markets, they would miss golden  opportunities. -  He had read not long ago a very  interesting statement by the Premier/in which the First Minister i  had estimated that there would I  be expenditures in British Columbia during the next four years in  railway construction and similar  important development work of  no less a sum than $100,000,000.  AJfew days \'afte'rwards he had  met and. been   in   conversation  with a banker when this statement came up, and; the banker I  had said that the Premier's only  [ mistake was in that he had very I  much, under-estimated the situation ���*"that    over .  $200,000,000  would be thus applied to the development of. British  Columbia  during; the next four years. With  that great prospect before it, the  government was quite justified in  making the large grants that had  been made for necessary public  works.    There was no danger of  British Columbia suffering from  any immediate depression.  FRUIT GROWING AREAS.    ���  Another matter worthy of attention in connection with its influence on the provincial farmer  was the great development of the  fruit-growing areas of the neighbouring states.    In Washington  and in Idaho during the last few  years over $200,000,000 had been  expended in bringing water to  the   land   and   thereby  placing  under cultivation  a large area,  adding- immensely to the self-sustaining capacity of the   people  and their export trade.. This large  expenditure was partially by the  state, and it had been the means  of adding to Washington's population approximately 120 per cent.-  and to that of Idaho 101 per cent.  While all this increase of population and of agricultural activity  could noi,be ascribed to the irrigation works referred to, it was  undoubted that development had  received a great impetus through  these works.     He had himself  made a tour of the states in ques-  tion___and^pcke_^ithipers6hal=  the actual settler at comparatively high prices on the monthly instalment  plan.     In   very  many  cases the settler found it much  more to his advantage to buy a  20-acre farm under such an arrangement than to take up 160  acres of free government land.  He could go upon the land at once  and  maintain   himself   and   his  family, paying for his land by  instalments out of the profits of  his crops.     In connection   with  this matter the member was convinced  that  the   government  should begin to exercise a certain amount of control over all  these irrigation companies,  the  tendency of which was to divorce  the'water from the land and in  connection with  the  operations  of which injustices to the settlers  were liable to creep in.    The government should take to itself the'  right to hold the water for the  peoples..benefit rather than that  of the irrigation companies; the  latter should be placed   in   the  position of common carriers and  the .government should   control  the-"rates."to''be' charged for the  transportation or delivery of the  water through the i r r i g a t i o n  company,s mains or sluices.     If  not the business of these companies would go on until they found  themselves in a position of claiming vested interests or rights in  the water,  and the tyranny   of  the water lords would ultimately  present very serious features in  connection with   the   future  of  British Columbia.    The character of soil and the climatic conditions differed radically in different sections of British Columbia,  while marsh land, timbered land  and dry areas had each its own  problems well meriting consideration by an expert commission.  There were, too, more difficulties  in connection with irrigation than'  generally  believed.     A   farmer  might take up land believing it to  be well watered,   but just when  water was most required find his  land too dry   and  an   adequate  supply unavailable.    This made  the question a difficult one to follow.  the  re-  for  If  for  AID  FOR SETTLERS  To facilitate the bringing of land  under   cultivation   the   member  thought that some business provision should be made so that the  actual settler might obtain money  sufficient for the development of  his holding by way of loan or long  term   payments,  so   that  these  might be met out of the annual  profits of the crop.    In this province at present there did not appear to be any opportunity for the  farmer thus to borrow for his  necessities at reasonable interest,  and on long term payments, and  the inauguration of some arrangement of this nature would operate  most -favourably to the country  iri the/augmentation of the pro-  ductiori of food supplies and in  the   increased   acreage brought  under .^cultivation.    It was true  that the farmers of Ontario had  been under a\somewhat similar  handicap to thafcf prevail ing here,  and ;as*a result 'it-had   taken|  Ontario,;!, a Jong time/to get its  farms under cultivation. Besides,  times had changed greatly, and  as much rprogr&j's Was now expected  in a single   year as  in  twenty when Ontario was young.  knowledge of the conditions pre  vailing.     Everywhere   the  concensus of opinion was that great  benefit had resulted, and there  had been an immense influx of  population in consequence.'   The  produce   of   the   United   States  would soon be coming into British  Columbia and if anything could  be done to place the farmers of  British Columbia on an equality  in competition it was manifestly  in the interest of the province  that it should be done.    Personally he was firmly convinced that  it  could be  done and  that the  government would be abundantly  justified in taking up the matter  and endeavouring to arrive at a  satisfactory solution of the principal problems now confronting  the farmer.    In this connection  he recommended the appointment  of an expert commission to make  inquiry into and devise a solution  of each problem..   The commission suggested might well give  special   attention   to" irrigation  matters,   which   the. individual  farmer was not in.a- position to  grapple with. ���-'.  IRRIGATION COMPANIES.  QUESTIONS FOR  COMMISSION.  He proposed this series of questions as one that might be very  profitably-investigated by a royal  commission on agriculture, immigration and land settlement:  '.-1���The best methods of clearing land and bringing it under  profitable. cultivation....  2���The best methods of settling  6���The conditions affecting the  labour market   and   an   inquiry  into the solution of the problems  presented.    In   this  connection  the necessity for additional labour  for the harvesting of   the   fruit  crop was   specially   emphasized.  It was estimated that the   fruit  trees now planted in British Columbia would   demand   at   least  12,000 men as pickers and packers when the crop came   to   full  bearing, and two or three of  largest sawmills   would   be  quired to supply the   boxes  the product of the   industry,  ample money were available  farmers on the long term plan it  would in a large   degree   solve  this labour question and in   this  connection the fact should never  be lost sight of   that   the   small  farmer is the hope of the country.  7���The effect of reciprocity on  the fruit and other  agricultural  products of this province.  8��� Immigration and how best  to promote it with a view to settling up the lands and the countries from which the supply of  immigrants should be drawn.  9���An inquiry into the desirability of employing companies  to undertake the settlement of  lands upon conditions imposed  by the government and the nature of such conditions.  10���Agricultural education in  schools the location of experimental stations and rural education  generally.  11���An inquiry into the quantity of land close to transportation  facilities that could be made  available for cultivation by clearing of trees and stumps, and by  irrigation.  12���All other information of a  useful and   pertinent  character  connected with the improvement  and development of the agricultural industry in British Columbia.  Mr. Lucas believed that if such  a commission were pointed and a  systematic investigation of these  questions conducted, information  would be obtained that would be  of the very  greatest use to the  department   in    regard   to   the  direction   of   settlement  and if J  such a commission   could   solve  only one or two or three of these  questions   it   would   be of   the  greatest advantage to the future  of British Columbia. (Applause)  Nicola Valley  -Dealers in:  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^^Manufacturers of-  StrictlyHigh Grade Delicious  SAUSAGE  Fresh  Fish  always  on  hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager  Buy in Vancouver  We can deliver goods to you in less time than it takes  your orders to reach the stores of the east. Our stock  and selection is equal to anything in the world, our  prices are the same as the prices of the east.  Write for our illustrated catalogue from which the finest  products of two continents may be chosen.  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.  ISncTf or~the promotion of mutual  convenience and easy administration of the communities so form-  ed.:  3���The best methods of securing co-operation among settlers  in regard to products of dairying  poultry raising and fruit growing  and for the marketing of the  same.  ��� 4���The best methods of improv-  ing facilities of local transportation.  ,5���The question of better   financial facilities for farmers and  the provision of cold storage and  other modern facilities necessary  for the assistance of agricultural  development.    In this connection  he did not propose that the government should   itself  advance  money to farmers (although this  was the.practice in New Zealand  and was working   well),   but to  adopt some such policy  as   that  prevailing in   Germany,   France  and other progressive countries.  In New Zealand there was but a  minimum of default on the loans  to farmers; and it was noticeable  that no other industry was in the  same position  M. L. GRIMMETT  Barrister and Solic tor  Notary Public  __Solicitor__for_-the=Bank-of=Montr8al===  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA,   C.  Barwick Block  Merritt  as   agriculture in  , this province, in that all other in-  At the present time companies j dustries enjoyed the   advantage  were in existence in this province which made it their business  to buy up land at $2.50 an acre,  instal irrigation works, clear and  plant the landi and then sell it to  cf operating on the credit system  as the second member for Vancouver had so clearly pointed  out in his speech of a few days  since.       -  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  spick 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  ELITE  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  The choicest of Beef, utton, etc.,  always on hand.  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  LIMITED.  Real Estate and Insurance  Okanagan Lands  All Classes of Investments Placed.  Head Offices: -      - Vernon, B. C  ARCHIE LITTLE  makes a specialty of  METALLIC SIGNS  AND LETTERING  Cheap, durable, and are the best letters on the market.  BOTH GOLD AND SILVER  DAILY  STAGE  SERVICE  MRS. J. BOCH, Proprietress  QUILCHENA AVE. MERRITT  Opposite Bennett & Reid'a  Geo.   McDonald  BOOT AND SHOE MAKER  Repair Work a Specialty  Let me fit you out with a pair of  Superfine Rubber Heels  VOGHT STREET  NEAR DEPOT  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. THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday-March 3   19V]  Triangle Cattle Ranch, Nicola Valley, Managed by Frank Jackson.  DANCE AT NICOLA  A fitting finale to a season of  many dances was that given by  Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kirby, of  Nicola, to over one hundred of  their numerous friends, from all  points of the valley. It was easily the most. successful of the  winter, and perhaps more fully  enjoyed than any other. About  forty people travelled by train  from Merritt on Monday evening  and quite a large number braved  the chill weather in sleighs.  Dancing commenced shortly  after nine o'clock, and save for  the supper interval shortly after  midnight, continued until the  fourth of the wee sma' hours.  Mr. Brash, at the piano, provided the music, relieved for the extras by Miss Bryden, of Merritt.  Mr, and Mrs. Kirby were inde-  fatigable-in their efforts to assure  an enjoyable evening for all present.  Among those were Mesdames  Grimmett, Strickland, Mathews,  Pooley, Tutill, G. F. Harrison,  James Pooley, A. E. Howse,  Clark, A. N. B. Rogers, J. P.  Boyd, K* DoddanclMrs.C. Flick,  of Lower Nicola; Misses I. M.  Seaton, Erskine, Guichon -.. (2),  Ruby Howse, Vair, Zella Palmer  Ethel Whitmore, Colk, Bryden,  and Miss Campbell of Vancouver;  Messrs. S.N. Dancey, J. Dobson,  G. B. Armstrong, W. Mcintyre,  R. L. Wheeler, Prince J. F. S.  Gillum, L. Lobsinger, G. F. Harrison, C. Keith Douglas, Joseph  Guichon, L. Graham, W. Jasper,  W. Cooper, Jas. Pooley, Tandy,  Brash, Dr. Tutill, H.B. Armstrong, H. Colin Clarke. M. L.  Grimmett, R. Campbell, H. H.  Mathews, R. Clark, A. N. B.  Rogers-, J. P. Boyd, J. Lewis, C.  Parkinson, D. Broome, Vachon,  Frank M. Coffee, King Dodd, and  Rev. J. Thompson.  NOTICE  The general meeting of the  Womens' Auxiliary of the Nicola  Valley General Hospital will be  held on Tuesday afternoon, March  7th, at 2:30, in Dr. Williams'  office, over the Bank of Montreal,  and meetings will be held on the  first Tuesday in each month following, until further notice.  Mrs. Bennett, Secy.  KNIGHTS OF  PYTHIAS  In response to numerous requests whish have been made to  him by local members of the order  of the Knights of Pythias, Fred  Reid has called a meeting for  Sunday afternoon, at 2:30, in the  Reid Hall, on Granite Avenue, to  consider the organization of a  lodge in town.     .  CHURCH SERVICES  METHODIST   CHURCH  Services, Sunday, March 5.   &  Merritt,  ���r Morning   Service,  11 a. m. ;���";..-  Sunday School 2. 30 p. m.  Evening Service 7 p.m.  J. W. Hedley, M. A.,  Pastor.  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Sunday, March 5 th.  Nicola��� 11 a. m.  Lower Nicola ��� 3. p.m.  Merritt���7. 30 p. m.  Subject: The Vancouver Convention.  Kindly note the change in the  hour of service from 7. to 7. 30.  . Rev.W:J. Kidd,B.A., B.D.  Pastor.  I. 0. G. T.  _ On the evening of Tuesday  February 28th in Reid's Hall at  8 o'clock the organization of a  Good Templar Lodge took place  under the direction of Bro. W.  Cranna Grand Lodge Deputy.  The Lodge Session will be held  every Thursday at 7.30 p. m. in  Reid's Hall. The election of officers took place and the following  members were elected to office:  Chief Templar, Bro. W. Cranna;  Merritt: . Vice Templar, Bro. M.  McKenzie; Merritt: Supt. of  Juvenile Work, Bro.M. McKenzie;  Merrit: Secretary, Bro. F. J,  Hogg; Collett Villa: Financial  Secretary, Sister M. Doole; Merritt: Treasurer, Bro. R. H. Tate  ���Merritt: Chaplain, Bro. W. J.  Kidd; Merritt: Marshall, Bro.  R. Taylor; Merritt: Deputy Marshall, Bro. P. McLean; Merritt:  Asst. Secretary, Bro. David Hogg  Collett Villa: Guard, Bro. J. A.  Berkley; Collett Villa: Sentinel,  Bro. W. Berkley; Collett Villa:  Lodge Deputy, Bro. D. McEach-  ern; Merritt.  F. J. Hogg, Secretary,  B.C. HORSE  Sqnadron Orders No. 6 by  Major Flick commanding "D"  Squadron B. C. Horse.  Merritt Feb. 24th, 1911.  ���DTRivrnTTNTP.r> Dptt.t.  Nicola every Friday 7.30 p. m.  Merritt every Tuesday 7.3U p. m.  Appointment  Douglas F. Broome Esq, to be  Provisional Lieutenant Supernumerary to the Establishment and  attached to No. 1 Troop for Duty.  Charles Flick major.  O.C. "D" B. C. Horse.  CARD   OF  THANKS  The Women's Auxiliary of the  Nicola Valley General hospital,  wish: to thank all those who so  kindly assisted them in making  the Middlesboro dance a success.  Mrs. G. Bennett, Secy.  LOWER   NICOLA NOTES  Robert Doddings, who has been  spending the winter with friends  in the old country, left England  for home on February 23. W.  Procter, a nephew of Mrs. Dodding, is making the trip with  him, and will in all probability  decide to make his permanent  home in the Nicola Valley.  In order to keep pace with the  increasing business he is doing  Major Charles Flick has been  compelled to commence an enlargement of his premises.  Messrs. Lavell and French have  taken a contract to clear a strip  of land for Mr. Dodding.  Mr. Burgess, of Vancouver,  who came into the Valley of Sunshine in order to recuperate after  a summer of strenuous work, is  never weary of complimenting  local residents on our equable  climate.  Dr. Stewart, who has just  passed a severe attack of pneumonia, contracted shortly after  Mrs. James Chapman's death, is  gradually recovering his strength  and expects to be able to take  exercise in the open air very soon.  Walter Legalle, of Canford, is  once more making a short stay in  Lower Nicola. Walter confesses  that it is impossible for him to  remain away from here. .  armers  Spring is coming pretty soon and you are figuring on up-to-date outfits  WELL  LISTEN  I am getting a complete, down-to-the-minute stock of  Rigs,   Democrats,   Wagons and Buggies  of all sorts, sizes and prices.     Also Reapers, Seeders, Harrows, Rakes, Etc.  Single and Double Harness, Lath, Lime, Cement, Hay,  Grain and Feed  Tmde  Asaya-Neurdl!Mik  THE     NEW     REME'DY     P"OR  Nervous Exhaustion  Since the tissues receive their tone  from the nerve centres, lustrous  eyes, a clear complexion and symmetrical figure can oiilybe preserved by maintaining full nerve vigor. When the mirror warns,  '' Asaya- Neurall' ' is required.  It feeds the nerves, induces sleep'  quickens the appetite, aids digestion, and restores the sparkling  radiance of full nerve vitality.  $1.50 per bottle.    Local agent.  GEO. M. GEMMILL,  Merritt, B. C.  GEORGE RICHES  Telephone 24 Merritt, B.C.  BEHIND DIAMOND VALE STORE   ���   COUTLEE & GARCIA STREETS  Trucking  and Droying  It matters not what class of  hauling it is I can give you  the best of service and  prices will suit you.  DAN MUNRO  Stablei:    Coutlee Avenue  Merritt, B. C.  Orders Promptly Executed.  METEOROLOGICAL   REPORT   FOR   1910.  DOMINION   GOVERNMENT   STATION,  NICOLA,   B.C.  Observer: H. H. Matthews  la.  .  __ �� ?  .Ban  If  is.  __ ft u  1  "SB  ' ��� u  a BS m  SS p.  V        V  e c be  ��y n cj  u p u  ��&%  a  "**  .5  ���  03  ��__.  > 0  5 c  Oh  C  w  January    -  February r  45.0  42.0  -18.0  -25.5  20.3  17.3  20.5  23.1  -0.2  -5.8  0.28  0.05  0.70  13.45  Average annual precipitation:  1.00 inches snow  0.10 inches rain  March -   -  April   -   -  May     -   -  63.0  84.5  81.0.  21.0  22.0  31.0  ; 40.4  45.7  53.5  32.4  44.1  51.6  x8.0  xl.6  xl.9  0.95  0.14  1.21  1.50  nil.  nil.  For past 15 years:  11.12 inches  1910 difference from average:  ���0.14 inches.  June  July      -    -  83.0  87.0  37.0  41.0  54.0  61.6  57.2  62.3  -3.2  -0.7  1.71  0.28  nil.  nil.  Average annual rainfall for past  fifteen years is 8.63 inches.  August  September  84.0  77.0  27.5  24.0  63.1  52.4  61.4  52-3  xl.7  xO.l  0.92  1.46  nil.  nil.  1910 difference from average:  x0.32 inches.  October    -  November  December  65.0  51.0  43.0  20.0  18.0  15.0  46.1  35.2  32.3  45.2  32.1  26.7  x0.9  x3.1  x5.6  0.56  1.14  0.25  nil.  3.00  4.50  Average annual snowfall for past  fifteen years is 30.57 inches.  1910 difference from average:  ���7.42 inches.  Total Rainfall  8.95  Total Snowfall  -     23.15  Total Precipitation  -     11.26  What Makes Our Women  Look Old Sooner Than the Men  WASH DAY, OF COURSE!  Why Not Stay Young While We Do Your Washing ?  Send Us a Post Card and the Rig will call.  NICOLA VALLEY  LAUND  COMPANY Friday, _Ma ch 3, 1911  THE NIGOLA VALLEY NEWS  ;-.5.  THE LATEST FASHIONS  Mi3s May Marriott has returned  -from an extended  investigation  of the latest freaks of Fashion,  '   as exemplified in the stocks of  I   the most.."up-ito-date millinery and  ;   dressmaking  establishments   of  !   Seattle   Filled with a vague idea  of. the^the interest, which such  mattersihold -for- the"average  widman^the News sent a: reporter  to' consult Miss Marriott pti the  subject of tier trip"and her conclusions as to what is to be the  prevalent style-this summer.  '" "Freaks, do you call them ? "  she asked    when   interrogated.  " Nothing of the kind !"  The News man had made a bad  beginning and hastened to rectify  his error. Ignoring his rebuff,  he asked : "What do you think  the season's hat willbe like ?."  "Just as small this season ���as  they were large last- year," said  Miss Marriott, which remark, to  the News man, - was somewhat  cryptic, inasmuch as he���mere  man���had failed to note how  large ���> the r: ladies were " wearing  hats last year. But the expert  enlightened him further. "The  trimming is almost all on the  back," she said.  "Ah, I see," said the News  man���which he didn't at all. But  that is beside the question, as  Miss Marriott's next remark shed  more light on the.matter,   .-'��� "  "They-fita's tightly as a cap,"  she said.  Then the News man wisely refrained from any further discussion of^hats'ahd sought information on the subject of dresses.  Ladies ! Attention ! Be not  afraid ! Hobble skirts have gone  out of fashion ! And this will be  tne mode,this spring.**  "The coats .will''be like,very  short Etons: They will have large  collars and reveres ! " The News  does ��� *ho�� yet understand what  "reveres/?; are,- but takes-Miss  Marriott's word for it.   She says  that the reveres will   be   very  large.  Skirts will be /juite plain and  almost entirely devoid of frills.  This, of cou i se,' means a modicum  of comfort for; all husbands who  pay their,wives', bjHs.- Frills cost  money : Jthe News fias had no  practical experience, of course,  but it,has heard that such is the  'case, y* '-���' 7xy' 7.77" 777  t-.::'���'Alii dresses-���for evening wear  as well as daylight service���will  have" large collars,". said Miss  Marriott';'then, very ihconse-  quently added --as"a! wbman will  ���-'���' Oh, I sawa- duck of a dress  in Seattle!. It was white, or cream  velvet, with a large sailor collar���  you know the sailor collar ?���and  had a straight line of black buttons right down the front, from  the neck to the ankles ! It was  just too lovely !   Itwas trimmed  along the bottom with., " But  the'r man without an aesthetic  sense raised his hand and begged  her-to have pity." Shortly after  the argument. which ensued���.  about the merits of that velvet  .dress���he. wanted to khow what  the general design bf the" dresses  would be like.  It's all too technical to remember now, but perhaps it could be  brought down to this :^All dresses' will be fairly close-fitting,  with high waists and no frills.  The "hobble skirt" has gone out  of fashion -entirely, > thank Heaven. ^.Dresses will . be _-Vall the  rage" next summer.  The News man reverted to the  subject of hats, tie put a long  question with a . view to ascertaining how the new ^hats were  made.- ^Pongee sillc, mouselaime  de soie and a few other items  mentioned-and-the -scribe fled  incontinently. ._ .   .  -<"     -  ^ -.,       ijj    -.*_   w. \        v      "!      '.  -.    ,'--**�� <_;,     *?���       '- -_        .'���  BANK  EXTENSIONS/  As an instance of the success  which -has" sov far'attended'the  efforts of the Bank of Toronto to  break into the British Columbian  banking field, it is interesting to  note that since the advent of this  institution the patronage it has  received has made it possible to  open up another branch office  on the coast-and one at Alder-  grove, B. C.  NEW ZEALAND CADETS  Melbourne,���The Minister for  Defence has received a cable  from the New Zealand government, intimating that the Dominion agrees with the proposal to  send a number of cadets to the  Australian Military Col ledge  shortly to be established. The  first bath of cadets from New  Zealand will number ten.    Under  the proposal the New Zealand  government will pay to the Commonwealth a sum of $1,000 pei*  annum for each cadet. Later on  when the scheme is in full operation, the Dominion will have forty cadets in training, and it will  pay $40,000. . The Defence Department has accepted tenders  for 20,000 brown leather waist-  belts, 20,000 brown leather ammunition pounches, and 20,000  brown leather rifle slings.  Asaya-Neurall  Mark  Trade  THE     N  ___~W    REMEDY    FOR  Nervous  Exhaustion  Headache, Insomnia and Neuralgia are generally the result of exhausted nerve centres. The true  remedy is not a paralyzing drug,  but Food, Rest and nerve repair.  "Asaya-Neurali," is and makes  possible this cure. It feeds the  nerves, induces sleep, quickens  the appetite and digestion ; freedom from pains and buoyancy of  spirits result. $1.50 per bottle.  Obtain from the local agent.  GEO. M. GEMMILL,  Merritt, B. C.  POSTAL EMPLOYEES' PAY  Ottawa,���Hon. Mr. Lemieux  announced in the house Friday  the designs for the special issue of  stamps in honor of the coronation  are expected from England shortly. The Postmaster-General also  stated the salaries of mail clerks,  stampers, sorters and letter carriers would be increased. The  technical examination of mail  clerks would be abolished.  UNCONSCIOUS   HUMOUR  Reciprocity has given the ranters and taunters another opportunity to wave the old flag for  political party purposes. It is  the old game and the old trick,  but it must fail, as it always has  because it is not founded on fact."  ���Similkameen Star.  JOHIV  BOCK  COM11ACTOR   AND    BUILDER  All classes of work done in the best of style;  No classes barred.    To say that satisfaction is  1 _  guaranteed   is   saying  what everybody says.  We Mean It. . That's all.  Telephone No. 45  j.- -^  rOr Inquire Elite Restaurant  J. J. Marks  Proprietor  Home Sweet Home  RESTAURANT  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.  McGillivaiy & 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'.  w-*_j  OF MEN'S, WOliEN*S AND CHILDREN'S UNDERWEAR  6  FmiriL  yien sounder wear  Men's Fleece-lined Underwear, Wool Fleece���All sizes.   Regular $1,50 suit.  / . 4     f.:' : Sale Price $ 1.30 Suit  Men's Natural Wool Underwear���Shirts orily.   Regular $1.25 a 'Garment.  Sale Price  75c each  Men's Elastic Rib Unshrinkable Underwear���All sizes.    Regular $1.25 a Garment.  Sale Price 75c each  Men's Imperial Merino Underwear.   Regular $1.25 a Garment.   Sale Price 75c each  "Penman's" Pen Angle Heavy Ribbed Wool  Underwear, Unshrinkable.     Regular  price $3.00 a Suit       -       -       -       -       - ---       -       -       Sale Price $2.00 Suit  Boys' Underwear  Boys' Sanitary Wool Fleece Underwear���All sizesy! Regular price $1.00 a suit.  ���> '���'���'���" Sale Price 75c Suit  Boys' Ribbed Wool Underwear���All sizes.    Regular price 60c to 75c a Garment.  .-.��-. .'-Sale Price, all'sizes; 50c each  Infants' Reuben's Wool Bands���All sizes.   Regular 40c  Sale Price 30c each  _IL- J- - ->  -IT^"-  I    I_T.  jLaciies ^fanned- u naerwear  Ladies' Natural Hygeian Vests.   Regular 35c garment  Ladies' White Hygeian Underwear���Vests and Drawers.  Ladies' White Hygeian Underwear���Vests and Drawers.  Sale Price 25c each  Regular price 90c a suit.  Sale Price 70c Suit  Regular price $1.25 a suit.  Sale Price 90c Suit  Ladies' White Hygeian Underwear, All Wool, Unshrinkable, Fine Quality���Vests and  Drawers.    Regular $1.00 a garment       - Sale Price 75c Garment  Ladies'-White Merino Underwear���All sizes���Vests and Drawers.   Regular price $1.25  a garment        - - Sale Price 90c Garment  Ladies' Silk and Wool Underwear���All sizes.   Regular price $2.50 each.  Sale Price $2.00 Garment  Ladies' Silk and Wool Union Suits.    Reg. $4.50 a suit -       -       Sale Price $3.50 Suit  Ladies' Black Equestrian Tights.    Regular $1.00 each   -       -       Sale Price 75c each  Children's White Hygienic Uderwear���All sizes.  Regular 60c to 75c a garment.  Sale Price 50c Garment  DRY GOODSGROCERIES^BOOTSAND SHOES       LADIES WEAR  MEN'S FURNISHINGS       HARDWARE  1 ���. w ssniSKiaw.wii!!<W' wswfw*. c 6  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, March 3   19U  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  .Subscription $2.00. a year  in   advance  Six months $1.00  J. W. ELLIS      --      .      .      .  Manager.  0��e dollar per inch per mbnth" "f��r regula "ad-  vertiaintr. 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 lui-ge contract advertising.  Address .   ,      '���  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P"0, Box 20 Merritt. B.C  Phone 25.  RECIPROCITY  While the great majority of  newspapers of every shade of  political opinion have hurled  charge and counter-charge atone  another on the momentous possibilities of the proposed reciprocal  tariff arrangement between the  Dominion and the United States,  the News has felt that a great  deal would have been gained had  ������ these organs held aloof until more  definite information, on both the  economic and Imperialistic aspects of the issue which is to be  raised in the coming general election, had been obtained....To be  sure the great party organs are  justified in their controversies,  inasmuch as it is from them that  the minor journals take their  cues.  We" have waited long for an  explanation by any of the Ottawa  ��� administration as to whence came  the mandate of the electors of  ' the Dominion to, for instance,  reduce    the   duty   on    apples.  _ Whence, and-why ? So far there  has been no explanation vouch-  ' safed.    So it is with most other  . schedules which have been eliminated or reduced.  t But not so fast.! ��� Almost had  we overlooked the fact that when  Sir Wilired Laurier made his tour  west last year he had received  ' delegations from a body of men  *' who, ..under. the awe-inspiring  arid distinctively American title:  "Western Grain Growers' Asso  ciation, " requestedy that the  Liberals at Ottawa take steps to  reduce the price of agricultural  implements,' lumber, fruits, .in  fact anything that-did not spring  up from the ground at the touch  of the ploughshare in the provinces of Alberta arid Saskatchewan. Manitoba? Ontario?  Quebec? Nova Scotia? British  Columbia ?, New Brunswick ?  Where were they? Is it possible  that those provinces in which  there was a great preponderance  of born British subjects were  contented with their prosperity?  Were even the farmers of Alberta  and Saskatchewan labouring  under the load of financial stringency? We think not, if we are  to believe all'that their popular  organs have told us during the  last two years. On the contrary,  they were; most disgustingly  wealthy; Alas! the gold-lust  gripped them. -'���'"���  Perhaps as time passes: we shall  glean a little more information  from the Powers:-that be in  Ottawa. We wish to be fair, and  before we utterly condemn this  proposed agreement, to see some  satisfactory explanation for the  faux pas of the government.  As for the question of Imperialism .which is involved, we  quote one - who wots whereof he  speaks, Sir William Lyne, formerly treasurer of "the Commonwealth of Australia, who spoke  as follows to. a Vancouver reporter : ,f ...  '' It seems to me that the  American sentiment will grow  rapidly, and with eighty millions  living right alongside Canada it  will be difficult to prevent absorption. I must say that I think  Great. Britain is greatly to blame  in this matter, for the hand of  Providence has been held out by  the colonies, but the Mother  Country has neglected that hand;  hence it is, I think, that the  Canadian people are inclined to  look elsewhere for consolidation." '  While in this country Sir William  Lyne had absolutely refused to  be interviewed or express his  views in any way to the press,  and it was while waiting for his  ship, the Zealandia, to sail for  Australia that he made this remarkable statement to a representative of the World.  "Pdo not pretend to have had  an opportunity of travelling round  and seeing Canada to the extent  that would give me the right to  speak or express an opinion on  the various matters affecting the  Dominion," said Sir William,  '' inasmuch as this can only be  done after a long experience in  the country. But I regret very  much to learn the attitude taken  by Sir Wilfred Laurier and his  government in regard to the reciprocal treaty, because my feelings and impressions lead me to  believe such a move as contemplated will be a bad one in respect  of the consolidation of the Empire. Great Britain has in her  dominions bulwarks, of power  which, if properly controlled, will  ultimately be very strong in the  support of the head of the Empire. Disintegration will be disastrous to the Empire, and an  observer cannot help thinking  that the present question engaging the attention of the British  and American peoples is a disin-  tegral step. Before many years  the great legs of the Empire, if  I may so term them, will, be  Australasia, Canada and South  Africa.  "Britain is an empire that is  pregnable, being unconsolidated  like the other nations of the  world���for instance, Germany;  France and Russia���and she depends for her power on her navy,  consolidation and defence. The  movement here taking place will  have the effect bf weakening one  of these legs, for it seems to me  that the American sentiment will  grow rapidly, and with'80,000,000  people alongside ^Canada , it will  be difficult' to prevent' absorption."   - i  Nicola Farmers'  Institute  All members requiring stumping  powder   must   place   their   orders  not later than March 17.    Price is  _.,...>   $6.10  per   case  of   50M���lbs.,. at  Merritt. ���'.     ������������ i-"X- "���  ���"���   ���-������'' ; *'  R. WHITTAKER    ' ^  2 Secretary, Lower Nicola  e oaiiK o  Established  185S.  Paid-up Capital   -  Reserve Fund '   -  Head Office Toronto.  $4,000,000  $4,750,000  Savings  Ban k Department  One Dollar Opens an Account in Interest Allowed   at   the Highest  the New Bank. ,   .Current Rates.  Money Loaned on Proper Security.  MERRITT BRANCH A. N. B. ROGERS, Manager  I    SPECIALIZE    O  Both for Ladies' and Gentlemen's Wear  >pring Stock Has Arrived  We also specialize in Cents' Whipcord Tweed Pants  . S. Morgan & Son  MORGAN BUILDING    ���    OPPOSITE COLDWATER HOTEL,    ���    MERRITT, B. C.  Our Gents' Furnishings-and Shoes'are all Union Made..! {Look for the BIG SIGN <  �����  1  ���  I  I  yy  :.T  Tsclai_ArryTupyon  SIORE^  RUN BY MINERS FOR THE MINERS  WE GARRY A FULL LINE OF  iners Caps and Lamps, Boots,  Overalls  and  Men5  gs,  TRY US FOR GROCERIES AND YOU WILL BE SURPRISED  AT BOTH QUALITY AND PRICES.  bos  ��* Friday. Ma ch 3, 1911  THE mCOLA VALLEY NEWS  1$  {  'Gemmill <_r Rankine Have It"  We have to hand a large assortment of import Writing  Tablets .from- Eastern:.manufacturing -..centres.      They;  include excellent value in bond  and  linen  papers,  in  all  weighis���letter and note  size.    The* price equals, or is!  lower than you_are accustomed to paying.   Let us satisfy  your Stationery wants and save you money.  Gemmill & Rankine  y77y^ ,;>-,... 'y     ..'.Druggists./  Agent for Mason & Risch Piano.  MERRITT, B. C.  REAL ESTATE SALES  W. McKee purchased Lot 20,  Central View; Robert Crockett  purchased Lot 19, Central View;  Howell John purchased Lots 1,  2 and 3 in No. 2 Block B, on  Granite Avenue; Max Eckar  purchased corner Lot, 8. in Cen  tral View.  .  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Hugh^ McGuire   has   returned  from Aspen Grove.  house formerly occupied by Mr.  and Mrs. Devonshire. Mr. McKay has secured a contract for  some tunnel work in the Middlesboro collieries.  The Misses Guichon, of Quilchena, are staying at the Nicola  hotel. ���   -  <sWilliam McNeill expects to return to Aspen. Grove in about a  fortnight.   -  Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Strickland  who returned from a vacation  trip during which they visited  the Boundary country last Friday  evening, expect to have their  residence in Merritt completee  in about a, fortnight's time.  Major and Mrs. Charles Flick,  of Lower Nicola, were visitors  to Nicola over the week7end.  Stanley' Kirby is to supply a  stock of dairy, cattle to John McConnell, editor of the Saturday  Sunset.  Messrs P. Ptolemeyi William  Mclntyre and F. M. Coffee, and  Mrs. Ptolemey visited Nicola last  Sunday afternoon!  The firm name of James Simpson, Jeweller, is to be changed;  the name of W. Cranna appearing on the stationery in . future.  For some time past the latter has  been a "silent" partner in the  firm, -   -   _  PIANO   DEMONSTATION  v   Everyone is invited to visit the  new store of R. J. McGregor and  inspect the new stock of pianos  and piano-players which he has  just received.     Demonstrations  are given until ten-o'clock every  night.   Mr. McGregor, states that  he is in position to quote ths best  prices in town.  -He also has a  large new stock of stationery,  and  colours,  paints,   etc.      His  pianos    are   Steinway,    Mason  & Hamlin,   Brinsmead  &   Son,  Nordheimes   New .Scale,    and  Williams Auto pianos and ,Dom-  inions.    R.  J. McGregor.   Reid  Block next to Barwick's Harness  Shop.  Mrs. G. Noel Bennett, of Rose-  town, Saslc.yf arrived in town  last Friday evening on a visit to  her son and daughter-in-law,  Mr.-and ������ Mrs.; - G. - N. Bennett,  with whom she will stay for two  months, before proceeding to  Wa~shingtori, where another son  is livingnA.*S. Bennett is another  son "of Mrs. Bennett.  ���   *>.    "*   *   a'  Right Reverend A. de Pencier,  Bishop of New Westminster,  was the guest of Dr. and Mrs.  Tutill last Sunday."    ' ���  Mrs.   Charles   Falconer,   with  t* ��� * a 4-u 4. n/r       w��� I ^er little daughter-Helen Valen-  _ It ij expected thAt.M^^Wil-ltine, arrived in. town during-the  lam Mclntyre and daughter will week to join her husbandf Mr,  retunrto town-'from   California  about the middle of next May.  *l Ii', .-      ��v  Mr. and Mrs. A. N. B. "Rogers  were- guests ..of. ,Mr. and..Mrs.  Slaugh last Sunday afternoon, on  a drive" up > to > Nicola and along  the Lake road. ,v> 77 ~'f7<   . ���*���** '.  A.; W. Strickland.1 manager of  the Bank of Montreal at Nicola^  was in the city last week. THe  bank "is building a new'residence  for him in Merritt and he will  move to. that-place in a short  time. ���Greenwood Ledge.  Charles Falconer, of Steel and  Falconer, proprietors of the Star  restaurant. .. For some months  s he and her daughter have, been  residing in Nelson. Mr. Falconer  has leased ther Voght residence,  and there they? will -_ make their  home-while in'Merritit.  A BIRTH _   ,  Mr. Donald McPhail was .presented with a daughter ,,by his  wife last Tuesday evening, and  is now receiving the congratulations of his many friends. Mother and child are both doing well.-  ST. MICHAELS PARISH  As the result of the recent visit  of right Rev. A. de Pencier, Lord  Bishop of New Westminster, the  local curate in charge of Church  of England work in Merritt, Rev.  T. Walker, is organizing a-building fund for a Parish Hall, to be"  erected by March 29th. when his  lordship will again, pay a visit, to  dedicate it if completed.   Already  the list of subscribers is .very  large and growing hourly.   Following is a list of subscriptions  whichhave been received to date.  Fit-Reform styles for Spring are the correct styles. Every detail of cut and shape  in lapel,.collar and shoulder, in the drape  of coat and trousers, is exactly right. The  cleverest designer in Canada created these  styles, and the greatest tailoring organization in the country made them up. They  combine the world's best fabrics with the  world's best tailoring. V  ,,.If you are thinking of a new Spring  Suit, .don't fail toy see our stock and  samples before placing your order.  Prices $18.50 to $37.5(>i  DRY GOODS DEPARTMENT  ' Before Buying, have a look at our Spring  Showing of Dry Goods. We are showing a  large'range of all the newest colorings and  designs in Dress Muslins, Vestings, Shantung's and Fancy Suitings.  Pongee Silks from 50c a yard.  SENERAL DRYGOODS, MEN'S CLOTHING, FURNISHINGS, BOOTS & SHOES  ������ na_Ha_namji   John Smith is spending a few days with friends5 at Lower Nicola.  ' Mesdames King~Dodd and Mug-  ridge, of Nicola, drove to, town  last Wednesday afternoon.  Mr. and   Mrs.   Dan   McKay,  "who recently arrived from Bank-  head,   Alta.,   (have   leased  the  Douglas F. Broome, 'wlio recently arrived in town from Leth-  bridge, Alta., lias accepted a c<ji  mmission in the B.C. Horse. At  present he is a supernumerary  lieutenant, pending the receipt of  his commission from Ottawa. He  Jias^hadlconsiderable^experience  in the militia, having formerly  been a member of the Honourable Artillery Company of London  Erig.l   yy7X77 j  The Lord Bishop  W. Mclntyre  Dr. Williams   , -  H. S. Cleasby   -'    "-  Southe.n B. C. Lands  Dr. Tutill -  Gemmill & Rankin   -  G. E. McGruther  G. B. Armstrong  Joseph Collett   -    , -  Joseph Graham -  J? F?!S._ Gillum  Dancey      -  C. Stephenson  -  G. RicHes -  H. Greig   -       -       -  J. Foodc    - -    -       r  H. B. Armstrong    ���  J. S. Morgan.    -  H. E. Horsewell       - s.-  N. Barwick  J. Boyd     ---  J.W.Ellis -      -  $100  -25  25  20  15  10  1)  10  " 10  5  5  5  -, 5  5  .... 5  5  5  5  5  i  5  5  5  5  A. W. Strickland, manager of  the Bank of Montreal, has i been  in town for the past two days.  Friday afternoon Mrs. Pooley  gave an afternoon to her friends  at the residence of her sister Mrs.  Tutill.  Mrs. Charles Tupper drove up  the line of construction work last  Sunday afternoon and returned  on Monday. Next Monday she  will leave for the coast on a brief  visit to her family in Vancouver  Howard Lawes,, representing  Kelly-Douglas&Co, of Vancouver  was in- town during^ the , early I  part of the week; on one of his  regular fortnightly, visits.  A. E. Flanagan has returned  from a brief visit to Vancouver,  whither he went to attend a'ball.  He reports that the weather in  the terminal, city is everything  that could be desired, it now being possible to spend a Sunday  afternoon in Stanley Park without suffering any discomfort on  account of the dampness. At  this rate Vancouver should soon  have a real climate. I  Established 1817.   ......   Head Office:    Montreal  PAID UP CAPITAL $14,400,000. REST $12,000,000  Sir Edward Clouston. Bart.  President and Oanaral Mana��cr.  Branches in all the principal cities and towns in Canada,  also in London, Eng., New York, Chicago and,Spokane.  Savings Bank Department  ', -        '        ���< i (Interest _allowed_at current rates.)! V? '  BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY  NIC0A :  r~MERRiff:���-~���'*-~r~~~~-'���  .- A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager. .���..,..,j. p. 8. 0ILLUM, Acting, Sub-Agent  ���.5-J->  .. V_.  ���-,*'   A-  'J^       ���/���,��� *������*���!  WATCHES    CUT GLASS  WALTHAM, SOUTH BEND & EXACTUS  7-^w;fficiii^^7  in all grades from 7 to 21 jewels, 'f Also Diamond  ^Lockets, Necklets,i&c.   INSPECT  MTTli. Grimmett -      -   <    5  F. Grahamr      ���'- -       .-'      5  H; Colin Clarke ���-   ^-'r     5  G. B. Tandy ,-_.._; - - 5  Alec Coutlee - . . ... 5  Frank M. Coffee ;���-. > - 1 5  T. Walker - ��� .-.;-, 5  J. L. Lidstone - - - 3  Mrs. Young - - - 2  Mrs. Aitken      - -      -        2  h. w. oaks    -���"'i....'.;;,"-  Philip McLean - "."'.'-   ''-  Walter Clark    - -  ,'.' -  E. Gissing        - -  Archie Little    - -   "':���������*"  Thomas Flynn - -   y-  J. Garcia  -      - -     * -    1.1  D. Copeland     f- .A y.   r  Mrs. Cassidy     - -    , -.  Mrs. Roberts    - .-      -  J. Lutch    -       - -       -  Anonymous   ���   -L -.y ^ ;.������'.��  George Collett - -  c r     A  Boyscouts-      - -      .     .1  ���" "; Total"! 77'rXX. '-".-7 !:!$355;3Q  There are many who as yet  have hot had the "opportunity of  contributing. . Any who.:wish to  do so;ttie|Rey. T.WalketMll b^  !very pleased to hear from.  Mr. and,,Mrs. Hoy- arrived in  town last Friday evening from  -Vancouver, and are staying at the  Coldwater Hotel.     ::"  Tom Seaton and Jack Chapman  are expected back from Victoria  where they went to visit Mrs.  Dan Mclnnes . during the early  part of last week, either Friday  or Saturday evening.  Plumbing and  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP���Repairing of  all nikds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  wish to selj and sell'  anything   you   wish!  to buy.'  Kennedy &  Cunningham  .     NICOLA AVENUE  S. L. Studebaker, who proposes to, )inaugju��te a  regular auto  stage ,se_ryice~between Kamloops'  Merritt and Princeton this sum-  mer,;arrived in town on Wednesday, evening, after an absence of  three months in Vancouver.  Mrs. Hirsch, mother of Mrs.  A. W. Strickland, is the guest of  her daughter at her home in Nicola, having made the trip from  Greenwood withthe latter.  Joseph Collett has returned to  Kamloops where his wife and  new born daughter are still in  the hospital. It is expected that  they will return to town next  week.  Angus. McMurphy  town on Wednesday  from the Coldwater.  arrived in  afternoon,  Dan   Mclnnes, of  Victoria,"is  seriously ill with pneumonia. He  was^orc^d^tb^take^  shortly   after his return to the  capital city." y     i,7777.7777.  ������ o������    ������'  Sharp Razors and Clean Towels  J ���Brown & Durham's. 52  .r-  1*:/  .IT   WILL   PAY  YOU   TO  SEE  McGREGOR  BEFORE CONCLUDING TO BUY THAT NEW  L  STORE OPEN TILL TEN P. M.  YOUR INSPECTION INVITED  SIMPSON'S JEWELRY STORE  Agent for Waterman's Pens and Edison Phonographs.  j ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH.  :   Services, March 5th in Menzies'1  hall.  I   11 a.m_��� Morning,, prayer.  '   2.30 p.m.��� Sunday school.  3.15 p.m. ���Evening prayer.  Rev. T. Walker. L. Th.  "R.   J. iicGRE G O R  ;-oiMEj|w^   R^I?P    BLOCK    ON    GRANITE    AVENUE  trf'i 8  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  . Friday, March 3   1911  MIDDLESBORO  BALL  The dance given at the Middlesboro Club, in aid of the building  fund of the proposed hospital,  last Saturday evening, was most  successful, forty - three~ dollars  being netted to the committee.  The Merritt band turned out  in strength and played several  selections in town before marching over to the scene of the evening's entertainment.  Dancing lasted until midnight,  when the advent of the Sabbath  precluded any further amusements. Messrs. Robert Brown  and G. W. B. Daniels, on the  violin and piano respectively,  played the dance music, and Mr.  Gordon Harrison contributed a  .saxophone " solo during the  evening.  After the dancing had been  concluded S. N. Dancey mounted  a  chair to direct the work of  ��� accumulating further funds; by  performing a  '.'going, ;going���  ��� any more bids���who'll raise it?���  . going���gone!" stunt. This net-  . ted seven dollars, an da quarter.  ��� When refreshments were served  -visitors had ��a conception of  ���Middlesboro hospitality,   for   of  sandwiches and cakes there was  almost a superfluity.  ords. of a disappearing race are  being gradually destroyed. The  sub-committee is procuring a detailed list, or catalogue, of the  paintings, and has done much  good work in the way of protecting these quaint relics from acts  of vandalism.    ���  BRITISH BYELECTION  Liberal is Returned for Seat Formerly Held by Sir C. Dilke.  London, Feb.���The by-election  for the Forest of Dean Division  of Gloucester, which was rendered vacant by the death of Sir  Charles Dilke, resulted in the election of the Liberal candidate by  a majority of 3068. The vote  was as follows, Mr. Webb, (Liberal) 6174 ; Mr. D. H. Kyd (Unionist) 3106.  IRELAND   BEAT   SCOTLAND  Edinburgh,���The destination  of the. triple crown in rugby cir-  -cles in the Old Country remains  .in doubt. Friday, the Irishin-  -. ternational team, defeated Scot-  ' land's - best by 16- -points' to 10,  , placing the sons of i Erin on the  . same footing as the Cymric rep-  ���' resentatives, both teams having  now conquered England and  ' Scotland. ;  The'battle royal  between   the  1 Irish and the   Welsh  will   take  ; place at   Cardiff   an   March 11.  Playing at home with the Cardiff  three-quarters behind the   pack  confidence is reposed in the ability. of,the men of Wales to  register a victory   and   once   more  .capture the triple crown. ,  CANADA'S FOREIGN TRADE  Ottawa,���The foreign trade of  Canada increased $70,144,290. in  the last ten months, according to  officiarreportsmadepublicFriday.  The total was $634,431,075.  The skating-rink in Greenwood  has done a roaring business all  winter.  BUSHMAN PAINTINGS  Capetown,���According to the report of "the sub-committee of the  Natal branch of the South African  National Society the Minister of  the Interior, the Hon. J. G.  Smuts, has stated his intention  of introducing stringent legislation for the protection of Bushman paintings in the province.  The matter is an exceedingly urgent one, and Mr. Smuts is making a move none too soon, as  these intensely  interesting rec-  Good Living  means that the food  you eat is of the very  best that can be obtained in the local  market. If you buy  your meals at the  Restaurant  you're certain of the  " best.  THOS. SLATER  -.t.*.-. -- -.-   ��������� ���    ������-,���������   ������"". .���_������  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  y NICOLA Avenue  Near the Bank of Montreal  I  I  NEWS AND VIEWS  Sack-cloth and ashes, no music  or dancing for six weeks at least.  Lent is upon us.    ^     -       ' ,'  , The United States government  has decided.to establish a system,  of u'ptodate armoured-reinforced-  concrete fortifications in and  around Guatanamo Bay, at the  entrance to the Panama Canal.  No doubt tliese will prove nice  resting places for the Dove of  Peace, which President Taff assured the world would find a  cordial welcome.  Robert W.' Service's first venture into the field of fiction has  hardly been as successful as that  author would have liked. Perhaps there is a similarity between  the advent of a cheechako into  the world of literature, with its  novel obstacles to success, and  the experiences of a newcomer  who strives for more material  success in that country where is  led "the brave, bitter life, a life  of hell."  Last Sunday was the birthday  of Lord Cromer, who brought  order out of Egyptian chas.  The Canadian government's attempts to handle the question of  defence>=at=least=insQfar&as^the.  militia are concerned, would make  it seem that the administration's  left hand is ignorant of the movements of its dexter appendage.  For example they provided for  enlistment of privates, and then  struck outthe clauses which gave  the officers any practical control  of their men. The result Is an  utter helplessness when the officers decide to discipline any of  their subordinates. At the same  time, the department of defence  was careful to place the officers  in such a position that they would  be unable to escape from the  wrath of a pinheaded poppinjay  wielding a pen in a wild effort to  avoid a rebuke for permitting  necessary expenditures for efficiency. Let an officer discipline a  man, thereby wounding a sensitive temperament, and the injured one promptly quits his drill,  handing in six months' notice of  intention to'quit the "regiment.  Let an officer become disgusted  with the treatment���or lack of it  ���that his command is receiving  from headquarters and resign his  commission, he finds that lie can-  not resign without the'consent of  his superiors.  Two assistant magistrates of  Rhodesia travelled 5700 miles in  170 days ��� from Rhodesia to  Cairo.  Last Saturday afternoon Lieutenant-Governor Patterson laid  the cornerstone of. the new Hospital for the Insane at Coquitlam.  Bill Chase, a young London  butcher, has been unearthed by  some English sporting enthusiast  who believes that his find will be  eventually able to administer a  sleeping draught to one Johnson,  at present champion boxer of the  world.  The recently-organized Seventy  Second Regiment is said to be  finding it rather difficult to locate  a suitable temporary armoury in  Vancouver. It is proposed to  build the regiment's permanent  home on Deadman's Island. , In  all there are 228 rank and file enlisted, and 40 more waiting to be  attested���six pipers, four drummers, 16 subalterns, 11 captains,  two majors and one lieutenant-  colonel���making a total strength  of 308 arms. Equipment and  clothing are due to arrive about  the middle of next month. Captain C. Godson-Godson, the adjutant, won his D. S. O. when, -'as.  Chief-of'Intelligence for Kitchener,' he penetrated the lines of  8000 Boers to a village in which  there was a telegraph _ operator  and kidnapped the latter.'  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.  Commercial  Hotel  for  a good   square meal.    Best  accomodation and comfort  of  Rate $1.50 per day  McVittie & Cokely  Dominion and Provincial  '    ij__.   ���' ;-'; ,i:-~ '   ��� ���  and Surveyors -  Irrigation  Work a Specialty.  Officejover Bank"of Montreal.  Private Tution iri  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.  Voglit Street, Merritt. y  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.  Th  e Merritt  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the best.  In every department we aim to please, and we generally( succeed.1  o  COMMERCIAL  TRADE  A   SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  geo. McGruther, Prop.  Merritt, B. CI  Merritt, B. C.  Johnston's  Tonsorial  Pariors  One of the   best" appointed  - shops' wtV the interior.  Razors Honed.  All classes of   tonsorial   work satisfactorily executed. |  -^.W^E^Jtahnston^i  Vojrht St.  MERRITT, B.C  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  I     Best of satisfaction' in all  ,  departments.       Prices    are  right.  Agent for  endelsolm  and  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola  Merritt  The   Children's  Hair  Little* Extra Care  Now   May  After Year* ol Regret .  Save  CY'Jldron play so hard that the head  persolreu and tho hair has u tendency  to r.-at'and tret sticky on the scalp.  Soap-.and~-waters doesn't -noem< to remove ' It. ' but the lialr ' must breathe  to bo "healthy. Juat try Nyal's HIthu-  tone. Hub It Into the root-) of the hair  with the bails ol the ...itjo-'H. The  children like It .uri.l .will a��k you to  use it. IilrsutoiK'" loosens up the accumulated dunt and perspiration tind  the hair ��.ii<l nciUp can then be easily  and ..t_-.ori-us._i_v cleaned. After It is  dried irfve ano-her application of Hlr-  stitonc. > After you havo used it ror  .a whllfc- "ou w.T. uflmlt It is the best  you have- over i>'���d. your Nyal Drue  Store v/ill cliee: .'u.'y -uuiuntee l-Iliuu-  tone to do all, i.hat  1��   ilnlnied  for it.  ���       Sold and Guaranteed by  'Gemmill & Rankin,   -   Merritt.  < 3niu for eacls everyday ailment  Canadian  Pacific Railway  ~Train~Leaves Ten o'ClbclT  Daily (except Sunday) for  All Points East and West.  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation r e s e rved  and complete passage booked to any part of Great  Britain. Next Empress sails  March 24th from St. John.  R. L. WHEELER  Agent - Merritt, B. C.J  Or write to  A. G.  H. W. BRODIE  P. A.       Vancouver, B.C.  Merritt Livery and Feed Stable  .   ..J'./ .  ;.;������.������   V?     '7."'X.  ���::^,-.7,-7->,y:z'--7-  -.Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice. ��    i ���  '?��� >]      v  Good accomodation for horses, y Express meets  all trains.   Buggies forhire.  7f J. COUTLEE, Prop.;        -       Merritt, BiC.  Phone 37  P. O. Boz 7.  1 /, .i ^ I, t  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 FURNRSHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. McIntyre, prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  Just Opened Up  You are invited to inspect the choicest of  meats at this new market.  Drop in, we can satisfy you.    r  - 7. - . j _..... \ ' ....*,,.      . \.-7'  . 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 Co.  Old Coldwater Hotel Building, Merritt  .....      ''.-.:' ���-':.   .'&. ���."-'; \ ,.;' .'������'   .,,:;;        .;', v'-f .>"';.'"''\y  "J, i,-       v..��  -i\ if? ;��� '3  _ if s 1 %   t  J. Hutchinson, Notary Public and Conveyancer.        Insurance of all kind*.   <;, ���  -'^i^>  ������^yyz'(~j:xtji--M^)y;(&ffs^)MM Friday, Ma ch 3, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Directiy opposite the Bank of Montreal.   Price $550.   Terms Arranged  amnvor  Lot 50 x 23 8 ft. can be bought at a sacrifice.  I can arrange terms to suit you on this buy.  650  ��� n~iii��rMiiinMn*n��iif-* -iir  itinniiiiiMinrin i  TB���M _���-.������ MtM  THIS SHOOLD  Ti  Who is looking for an IDEAL AND MOST CENTRAL BUSINESS LOCATION SN  MERRITT---REMEMBER--  Under no circumstances will below prices prevail after March B 5, and also do noi forget that the  Bank of Toronto paid $5000 for a Corner Lot only a month ago.  Corner Lot on Voght St., 75 Feet from Bank of Toronto Corner $1200  Inside Lot  Inside Lot  Corner Lot  a  u  66  44  66  4.  44  66  66  66  66  66  66  66  500  750  1000  Here is a Snap���Ranch  of 160 acres on Eight Mile Creek with house,  all good land and can be made a money maker  Price $300.  3.00 Per Month  Rents a Cottage on Nicola Ave., between Bank  of Montreal and Merritt Hotel.  HURRY   -   HURRY  HURRY  SIX ROOMED HOUSE IN OOLLETTVILLE  Papered throughout, with chicken house, wash house  and Lot 50x231.    The house cost $850 to build, so  the lot is given away with the house.  MY PRICE $850.  $25.00 CASH  and $10.00 monthly secures Lot 21, size 50x162 in  Central View, this is the only lot left, all other lots  except 4 frontage lots are sold.  WHY HAVE CENTRAL ��IEW LOTS SOLD SO RAPIDLY  Because people who bought know a good investment  LOT OF 117 FT  E  Between Diamond Vale Store and C. P. R. track to the investor for $550,00.  Terms can be arranged satisfactory to purchaser.  REAL ESTATE  Phone 38.  FINANCIAL BROKER  MERRITT, B. C.  Office Morgan Bldg. 10  THE NICOLA VALLEY N EWS  Friday, March S   1911  Woman's  Latest Craze  Will   Try   Men's   Trousers  Next Evidently  New York. ��� Brookly Bridge  broke its record as a scene of  dare-devil exploits today. A  suicide or professional bridge-  jumper never thrilled the throng  of bridge promenadors more than  did the appearance of a dashing  young lady on the great thoroughfare.  She was attired in the new  harem skirt���the first of the millions of New York women publicly  to venture the new affectation of  men's clothing, which has stirred  continental cities to riot. It  nearly came to that on the bridge  to-day.  Pedestrian traffic was blocked  by the crowds who collected in  her wake and followed her bold  lead into Newspaper Row, Post  Office Square, and down Broadway, finally vanishing into the  Underground station of the Hudson tube. The boldest of Newspaper Row reporters "fell down"  on the story, all backing away at  the suggestion that some one inquire the heroine's name.  There were few who even observed the detail that she was a  blonde, though her eyes were  blue and she wore a black fur  coat. The focus of attention was  on the split skirt reaching a little  below the knees, disclosing black  bloomerlike contrivances tightly  gathered up about the ankles.-  Paris. ���Incidents of public disturbances accompany the appearance in the streets of women  wearing the new trouser-skirts  occur 'daily. The Avenue de  l'Opera was the scene of one of  the most serious outbreaks.  The woman having been sur-.  rounded by a laughing, jeering  crowd, was unable to proceed,  and a man, taking advantage of  the occasion, purchased a basket  of eggs from a dealer in a side  street and distributed them  among the other men, who in  order to show their disapproval of  what they considered unladylike  conduct, pelted the helpless  wearer of the new garment until  a squad of oolice intervened and  aided the woman to escape.  Doubts appear to have arisen  among the leading Paris dressmakers as to whether skirt will  be adopted by women as a general  fashion. But few have been ordered thus far, and these have  gone chiefly to women from abroad who are shopping and wish  "t^take"home=th"eiatestrsensatioh^  Many have been sent to America.   o������������������  A  SUCCESSFUL   CONCERT  mett, Capt. Nash, Mr. Campbell.  The next Squadron concert will  be given at Lower Nice la, the  approximate date being March 18.  Soldier Boys Dropped Austerity  For a Few Hours Last Saturday  The B. C. Horse Concert and  Cinderella Dance held at Nicola  Lake on Saturday last was a pronounced success from all points  of view. No 3 Troop (Middlesboro) scored many vocal successes! Prominent among the many  vocalists were Sergeant Tom  Smith, Sergeant Jack Smith,  Trooper Arthur, Trooper Winay  and Captain Nash. At the con-  clnsion* of the concert dancing  was kept up until midnight. A  private rehearsal of a forthcoming B. C. H. concert was subsequently held at the residence of  Sergeant Tom Heslop, when  Trooper McPhail, Trooper Brash  and many others showed that  much talent lurks unsuspected in  the squadron.  In the audience were Mrs.  Pooley, Mr. and Mrs. Forster,  Mr. and Mrs. Lunn, Mr. and  Mrs. Kirby, Mr. and Mrs. George  Murray and Miss Murray, Miss  Campbell, Miss Woodward, Miss  Carrington, Miss Davidson, Mrs.  Rhodes, Rev. Thompson. The  officers party included Major  and Mrs. Flick, Mr. and Mrs.  Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. Grim-  CANFORD NOTES  The Lord Bishop of New Westminster arrived on Friday's train  and was the guest of Mr. and  Mrs. Hardiman.  On Saturday morning his lordship conducted a Confirmation  service, five persons being received as members of the church;  after which the Bishop gave an  appropriate address. The Holy  Communion was then administered. The majority of those present participating. The attendance was excellent. The Rev. T.,  Walker assisted his lordship.  The afternoon was spent by the  Bishop in visiting the laity, partaking of lunch with Mr. and Mrs.  R. G. Anthony, and later taking  dinner with Mr. and Mrs. W. M.  Fishar, then leaving by the evening train for Merritt. Without  adulation, the Bishop is a charming man; broad minded with a  warm spot in his heart for humanity generally irrespectiye of  creed or county. He has suavit-  er in modo, fortiter in re, so  splendidly balanced and tempered, that it gives him especial  power and attraction over those  with whom he is brought into  contact. He also appreciates a  good joke, though it may be at  his own expense, which reminds  me of a certain Irish prelate, who  was fond of a day's shooting, being met by an old lady who disapproved of the clerical profession, especially the heads of the  church indulging in such pursuits.  "I have never read in the bible  that any of the apostles went out  shooting my lord"-, she observed  severely. "Well, you see", replied his lordship cheerfully, "all  their spare time they spent out  fishing."   y  " Another record smashed ! "  "Well," said my friend, "let's  have it ?"  " B. C. water record," I replied.  This apparently annoyed my  friend, for said he: "Do you  really think you are smart in perpetrating this apology for a joke?  If so, you had better submit it to  Bowser, who has a smashing record. He may appreciate it; I  don't. Too much attorney-general and too little legal acumen.  Too much politics and too little  statesmanship.IL^Sayingjthis he  turned upon his heel and left me  reflecting that even unadulterated  pure water may have an exasperating effect upon some people.  A meeting is being convened  of the Canford members of the  "Overseas Club " by the secretary pro tern, Mr. T. R.  Hardiman.  I hear that on March 1 the  White Pine Lumber Co. will commence their building operations.  WANTED  Applications will be received  at Miss Clermont's West End  Hospital from bright girls wishing to train for nurses. Apply  1447 Barclay Street, Vancouver,  B. C.  W�� H. COWAN  HORSESHOEING  AND GENERAL  BLACKSMITHING  All Work Guaranteed  First Class  <r  ^  COLLETVILLE  LOT  50 x 231  Feet.  Cleared and Well . .  Located, with House  on Property...  TICKETS $2 EACH.  For Sale at  Merrit and  Coldwater  Hotels and the leading  stores.  ^  J)  A Well  Dressed Man  INCREASES HIS CHANCES  He has a  Better Show  To Get Along in the World.  let me  fit you for a suit  and  you  will be  a  better  : pleased man.     Stock  and  prices are just right.  C. STEPHENSON  MERCHANT TAILOR  Quilchena Avenue       --';    West  Cor. NICOLA AVE. and CHAPMAN ST.  A. B. KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  Land Act  Nicbla'Land'Distriet.���Kamloop3=Divisioiuo��3��a]t  Take notice that Edward John Rhodes, of  Nicola, occupation hotel clerk, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands :  Commencing: at a post planted at the southeast  corner about two miles east of Missezula Lake  and about one mile south of Price's Creek, thence  north one mile, thence west one mile, thence south  onemile, thence east one mile to poinc of commencement.  EDWARD JOHN RHODES.  Per William Munro, Afjent.  Date 23rd January, 1911. l-'J  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that Allister Black Fletcher, of  Merritt, occupation clerk, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a poBt planted at the southeast  corner, about three miles east of Missezula Lake  and two miles south of Prices Creek, thence north  one mile, thence west one mile, thence south one  mile, thence east one mile to point of commencement.  ALLISTER BLACK FLETCHER,:  Per William Munro, Asront.  Date 23rd January, 1911. 1-9  Land Act  Nicola Land District5 Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that DONALD MACPHAIL, of  Middlesboro, occupation clerk, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following: described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the northeaBt  corner, about three miles east of Missezula Lake,  and two miles from Prices Creek, thence west one  mile, thence south one mile, thence east one mile,  thence north one mile to point of commencement.  DONALD MACPHAIL,  Per William Munro, Agent  Date January 23d. 1911. 1-9  Land Act  Nicola Land District.   Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that WILLIAM MUNRO, of Nicola,  occupation rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands :  Commencing at a post planted at tho northeaBt  corner, about three miles east of Missezula Lake,  and about two miles south of Prices Crook, thonce |  eaut one mile, thence south one mile, thenee west  one mile, thence north one mile to point of commencement.  WILLIAM MUNRO.  D��te23rd January. 1911. 1-9  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that Belle  Macphail,  occupation  married woman, intends applying for permission  to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at u post plan'.ed at the northeast  corner, about three miles east of Missezula Lake,  and about two miles south of Prices Creek, thence  west one mile, thence south one mile, thence east  one mile, thence north one mile to point of commencement.  BELLE MACPHAIL.  Per William Munro. Agent.  Date 23rd January. 1911. 1-9  Land Act  Kamloops. Division Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  Tako notice that ANNE GJELLSTAD.of Valva'  N.D., occupation spinster, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencingat a post planted about s> quarter  of a mile east from the Point where the north line  of the Sooloose Indian Reserve is intersected by  the Mammett Lake road, and on the north boundary of said reserve, thence north SO chains  thence west SO chains, thence south 80 chains  thence cast SO chains to the place of beginning,  containing 640 acres of land.  ANNE GJELLSTAD,  By her Agent, Hans Peter Gjelstad.  Date ISth January, 1911. 1-9  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  Take notice that Marie Gjellstad, of Valva, N.D.,  occupation spinster, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about a quarter  of a mile east from the point where the north line  of the Sooloose Indian Reserve is intersected by  the Mammell Lake waggon road and on the north  boundary of said reserve, thence north 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,  thence west SO chains to place ofcbeginning, containing 640 acres in all.  MARIE GJELLSTAD,:  By her Agent, Hans Peter G.iellstad.  Date January ISth, 1911. 1-9  Land Act Notice.  Nicola Land District,  Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice  that I  Perley  Russell   of  Princeton, occupation clerk, intends to  applyfor permission   to purchase  the  following described lands:���  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.  Perley Russell,  G. P. Myren AGEnt.  Date 23rd. November, 1910.  Land Act  Nicola Land District.  Kamloops Division of 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  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, 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.  Take Notice that Addington P. Long,  of Vancouver, B. C., occupation cabinet  makeryntends^to^apply^fQtpermission,  to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  southeast corner and 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 Laura King, of  Chipman, New Brunswick, occupation  married woman, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following  described lands: V' ,-   ...  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, abom 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 100 acres more or less.  LAURA KING.  46-55 Alex. McKay, Agent.  Take notice that Grace F; King, of  Vancouver, B. C;, occupation married  woman, intends to apply forpermission  to purchase: the. following desci'ibed  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 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,  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 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," arid  on Siwash Creek and in a northerly direction, about two miles from north-west  corner of Lot 939, thence wes 180 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  Eureka, 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 ubrth 40 chains, thence west 80  thains, thence south 40 chains to the  point of commencement, contsining 320  acres more or less.  EDWIN MILLAR.  46-55 alex. m'kay, Agent.  Take notice that Larkin Burpee  Briggs of Vancouver, B. C, occupation teamster, intends to apply for permission to purchase  the following described l^nds:  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  wesf^O"chains, thence-north~~40  chains, thence east 40 chains to  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  f-r 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,  concaining 640 acres more or less.  Walter Warren.  46-55       R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  Date, October 15th. 1910.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  Division.    District of Yale.   .  Take hoiice 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 80- chains; 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 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.  point of commencement, containing 160 acres more or less.  Larkin Burpee Briggs.  46-55 Alex. McKay, Agent.  Dated November 28th, 1910.  Take notice that Elizabeth  Scott of Vancouver, 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 SO  acres more or less.  Elizabeth Scott.  46-55 **        Alex. McKay. Agent.  Dated November 29th, 1910.  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  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,  3- 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  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 SO;  chains, thence west 80 chains to point  of commencement, containing 640 acres  more or less.  Alexander Beath, Applicant.  E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated January 28, 1911. 51-7  Land Act  Nicola Land District.    District of  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that 00 days after date  Euphemia Beath of Vancouver, married  woman, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  land: Commencing at the north enst  corner of Lot 1776, thence south SO  chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains  to point of commencement, containing;  640 seres more or less.  .     Euphemia Beath, Applicant/-  ,  V        E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated January 28," 1911. 51-7 Friday, Ma* ch 3, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  1  11  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Eft'ie J. Edwards,  of Vancouver, occupation married woman, intend to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  south east corner about one and one  half miles in a south east direction  from the south east corner of Lot 7S4.  thence north.80 chains, west 80 chains,  south 80 chains, east 80 chains, to place  of beginning, claiming 640 acres of  pasture land.  Effie J. Edwards  Hugh McGuire, Agent  February 2, 1911. .3-12  breafrajiid  mmmm  Diamond Vale Supply Co., Agents.  Seditionist  Given Up  British Indian Sentenced in India  for Sedition, Must be Given  up to France  . The Hague,���The court of arbitration today decided that Great  Britain was bound to surrender  - Vinayak Dambdar Savarkar, the  .Indian law student, to the French  ���Government.", The man - escaped  to French soil, when a vessel on  which he'was., being returned to  India for trial following, his arrest in London,   stopped in. the  harbor of Marseilles.     He  was  , arrested by the police and turned  over   to the British detectives.  The matter of the rights of asy-  ,lum for political refugees   was  raised and the question of wheth^  .er the prisoner should be returned  to the French  Government  was submitted to The Hague t) ib-  unal.  The case of Savarkar was submitted for arbitration as the result of  an "agitation  begun by  French Socialists, who asserted  that the Indian student was improperly surrendered to the British officers "after he had set foot  on French soil and appealed for  refuge as a   political   prisoner.  Savarkar is an Indian subject of  Great Britain and was arrested  on his arrival in London, March  13, 1910, and charged with sedition. The court ordered his return  to India for trial.   After his escape at Marseilles and his re-cap-  ���tureSavarkar Was takentoIridiaT  where he' was tried and twice  sentenced to transportation for  life, once for conspiracy to subvert British rule in  India and  subsequently   for complicity in  the murder of Mr. Arthur T. M.  Jackson,  -ichief   ��magistrate jof  Nasik, who was killed in December, 1909.   Had "the tribunal decided that Savarkar should  be  returned to France on the ground  that his first offence was political,  Great Britain would quite likely  have appealed   to   the   French  Government for his extradition  as a convicted murderer, though  the fact that he was not convicted  until after his escape and recapture might have made this move  unsuccessful. .  cony, rose and shouted a] coarse  epithet as a response.   Instantly  the theatre was in  an  uproar.  Cries of "put him out," and of  ' 'No, no," were everywhere yelled as detectives dragged the offending man from his seat.     His  demonstration was followed  by  cries of "deserter" and "down  with the Jews." A moment later,  pigeons which had been hurled  from the gallery, caused women  in the audience to shriek as the  birds fluttered helplessly by into  the orchestra. ��� In the intermission after the first act, the gallery and as they were ��� dragged  out several were struck by adherents of M-. Berstein.   After  this,  scores of spectators,   men  and   women,   with, threatening  gestures, engaged in long arguments,'for and against the play.  The climax of, the disorder was  reached in the second act when  six men baricaded themselves in  a loge and caused a suspension  of the play for five minutes by  blowing horns:    Finally the police battered in the door and ar  rested the disturbers.   o   Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  Division.    District of Yale.  Take notice that James Edwards of  Vancouver, occupation hotel keeper,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing r>t a post planted at the  northeast corner about one mile and one  half in an east southeasterly direction  from the south east corner of.Lot 784,  thence south 80 chains, west 80 chains,  north 80 chains, east 80 chains, to  place of beginning, claiming 640 acres  of pasture land.  James Edwards  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  February 2, 1911. 3-12  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that I, Guy H. Mulligan,  of Vanouver, occupation salesman, intend to apply forpermission to purchase  the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  southwest corner, three miles north and  30 chains west of the northwest corner  of Lot 902, thenee north 80 chains, east  80 chains, south 80 chains, west 80  chains to place of beginning, claiming  640 acres of pasture land.  Guy H. Mulligan,  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  Eebruary 2, 1911. 3-12  Land Act ���,"������'.'���'���'  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Ernest Adah-, of  Revelstoke, B. C,, occupation physician,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the.following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  southwest corner, about one and one  half miles in a southeastdirection from  southeast corner of Lot 784, thence  north 80 chains, east 80 chains, south  80 chains, west 80 chains to place of  beginning, claiming 640 acres of pasture land.  Ernest Adair.  Hugh McGuire. Agent.  February 2, 1911 3-12  corner ofI.c-i; 3775, thence west SO chains, thence  south 80 chains, thence east SO chuins, thence  north 80 chains to the place of beginning, claiming  ;{20 acr��s of pasture land.  _ ELSA C. DAVEY, Applicant.  1 Hugh McGuire, Agent,  Feb. 8th, 1911.  3-12  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Alick McPherson, of  Vancouver, B. C, occupation R. R. contractor, intends to apply for permission  to   purchase   the  following   described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  northwest corner, about fourJ miles'  north and one half mile west from the  northwest corner of Lot 902, thence  east SO chains, south 80 chains, west 80  c'Jains, north 80 chains to place of beginning, claiming 640 acres of pasture  land.  Alick McPherson.  ^ , Hugh McGuire, Agent.  February 2, 1911. :       3-12  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District. District of Yale.  Take notice that Grace E. Spankie,  of Vancouver, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following dessribed  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  southwest corner four miles north and  one mile west of northwest corner of  Lot 902, thence north 80 chains, east  80 chains, south 80 chains, west 80  chains to place of beginning, claiming  640 acres of pasture land.  Grace E. Spankie  _ , Hugh McGuire, Agent.  February 2, 1911. 3-12  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that I Charles Davey of  Vancouver, occupation bookkeeper, intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:   ���  Commencing at a post planted at the  northwest cornerv about';three: miles  north and 80 chains west of the northwest corner of Lot 902, thence south  80 chains, .east 80 chains, north 80  chains, West 80 chains to place of beginning. Claiming 640 acres of pasture  land.  Charles Davey  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  February 2. 1911. 3-12  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Clara W. Abbutt, of  Seattle, Washington, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  southeast corner,. about four; and one  half miles west and 30 chains south of  northwest corner  of  Lot  902, thence  north 80 chains, west 80 chains, south  80 chains, east 80 chains, claiming 640  acres of pasture land. ��� ......  Clara W. Abbutt.   .  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  February 6, 1911. 3-12  < Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District���District of Yale.��  Take notice that Louis York, of Spokane, Washington, occupation real estate agent, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the southeast  corner, about one mile south and twenty chains  west of the southeast corner of lot 903. thence  west 80 chains, north 80 chains, east 80 chains,  south 80 chains to place of beginning, claiming  640 acres of pasture land,  ''.. LOUIS YORK, Applicant.  Hugh McGuire. Agent.  3-12  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I, Hank Graree, of Spckor.e  Wash., occupation hotel clerk, intend to apply for  permission to purchase the following described  lands: "  ���" Commencing at a post planted at the northwest  corner, about one and one half miles west of the  southwest corner of Lot 9C3. thence south 80 chains  thence east 80 chains, thence north 80 chain?,  theuce west 80 chains to place of beginning,  claiming M0 acres of pasture land.  HANK GRAME, Applicant.     '}  '   :. Huuli McGuire. Agent.  Feb. 11th, 1911." ' 3-12  Feb. 10th, 1911.  "   Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District���District of Yale.  Take notice that Richard Hall, of Victoria, B.C.,  occupation finance agent, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described  lands: ;"  Commencing at a post planted at the s��uthwest  corner, about one mile south and 20 chains west of  .the southeast corner of Lot 903, thence east 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence west 60  chains, north 20 chains, west 20 chains, to place of  beginning, claiming 520 acres of pasture land.  RICHARD HALL. Applicant.  Hugh McGuire. Agent  Feb. 10th. 1911. 3-12  Land Act   ~  Kamloops Division  of Yale Land District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Henry Maden, Jr.,  of  Yakima,   Wash.,   occupation   hotel  clerk, intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  southeast   corner,   40   chains   west  of  southeast corner of Lot 97, thence south  60  chains,   west  80   chains,   north   80  chains, east 40 chains, south 20 chains,  east 40 chains to place of  beginning,  claiming 560 acres.of pasture land.   " .  Henry Maden, Jr.     v/j  Hugh McGuire. Agent.  February 18th, 1911 3-12  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District. District of Nicola.  Take notice that John Lynch, of Vancouver, B. C, occupation hotel' clerk,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described Iands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  southeast corner, about 120 chains east  of the northeast comer; of Lot 1757,  thence west 20 chains, north 80 chains,  east 40 chains, south 20 chains, east 40  chains, south 40 chains, west 60 chains,  south 20 chains, to place of beginning,  claiming 400 acres of pasture land.  John "Lynch.  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  .  February 3, 1911. 3-12  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Nicola Land District���District of, Yale.  Take notice that I, Colly M. Wasden, of Victoria,  B. C, occupation rancher, intend toapply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a point planted at the northwest  corner, about two and one half miles west of  southwest corner of Lot 902, thence east 80 chains,  south 50 chains, west 80 chains, north 50 chains to  place of beginning, claiming four hundred acres  of pasture land.  COLLY M...WASDEN*, Applicant,  "Hugh McGuire, Agent.  3-12  Land Act ;  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Nicola Land District.  Take notice that Nellie Fame]," of  Victoria, B. C., spinster, intends/to  apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands: -\l  Commencing at a post planted at .the  southeast corner; about 100 chains west  and 20 chains south of southwest corner  of Lot 97, thence .south 40 chains, west  80 chains, north 40 chains, east 80 chains  to place of beginning, claiming 320  acres of pasture land.      " -V*?  Nellie Farnell. ;;"-'���;  Hiicrh McGuire. Agent'.  ��� February 18th, 1911 ~3-12    r.J  Feb. 8th. 1911.  TRAIN'S RECORD RUN  Capetown,���A record   run  across   the   sub-continent   was  performed when the special train  conveying the Natal members of  Parliament  from   Capetown   to  Durban did the;complete journey  of 1253 miles' in just a fraction  over  56 hours.-     Ordinarily by  mail train the trip occupies three  days and three nights, or about  74 hours in all.   The special train  carr3ingJthe_English_mail_tO-Na--  tal   travels    somewhat    faster,  leaving on Tuesday forenoon and  arriving at Durban at about  6  o'clock on Friday morning.   This  journey is believed   to  be   the  fastest on record, although it is  run pretty closely iri the  Cap'e-  towri-Maritsburgtrip accomplished last May by a "special train  bringing back Mr.   Moor  from  the legislative capital.  A Good Idea in Hafer  Treatment,  Tb�� trouble with moat womtn'i hair  *...!.*t~y??3r  won't   take   tbe   tlm��   tn  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  Eistrict.    District of Nicola.  Take notice .that Mary E. Adair, of  Revelstoke. occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  northwest corner about one and one  half miles in a south east direction  from south east corner of Lot 784  thence south 80 chains, east 80 chains'  north 80 chains, west 80 chains to place  of beginning, claiming 640 acres of  pasture land.  Mary E. Adair.  ��� , Hugh McGuire, Agent.  February 2, 1911. 3-12  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that William Abbutt. of  Seattle, Washington, occupation hotel  keeper, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  southwest corner, about four and one  half miles west and 30 chains south of  north west corner of Lot 902, thence  north 80 chains, east 80 chains, south  80 chains, west 80 chains, to place of  beginning, claiming 640 acres of pasture  land.  William . Abbutt.  Hugh McGuire. Agent.  Land'Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land  District.    District of Yale.  Take notiee that Hattie M Wasden, of Victoria,  B. C, occupation married woman, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described  Iands:  ���Commencing at a post planted at the' northeast  cP.���ert about two and one half miles west and 30  chains south of southwest cornerof "Lot 902,  thence west 80 chains, thence south 30 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence north 30 chains to  place of beginning, claiming 240 acres of. pasture  land.  HATTIE M. WASDEN. Applicant.  Hugh McGuire.'Agerit-  Feb. 11th, 1911. ������.". 3-12  Land Act T*  Nicola Land District.    Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I, Frank G. Gowan,  of.Victoria, B. C., occupation commercial agent, intend to" apply for permission to purchase the following described  lands:      ,,   .   . , '.j4  Commencing at a post planted at the  southeast corner, about one mile east  and 20, chains- south .of- the southeast  corner-of  Lot  1775, thence  north -80  chains, thence west 80 chains,  thence  south:80 .chains, .thence east 80 chains  to place of beginning, claiming 640 acres  of pasture land. - ;rv  FRANK G. GOWAN, ^  'Applicant.   .J,  Hugh McGuire, Agent.'  Feb. 11th, 1911. -     " ��?. 3-12  -,i  Land Act  Kamloops Division of_ Yale. Land  "District    DistricfTof "Nicola.  Take notice that Henry H. Jones  of Victoria, occupation financial agent,  intends to applyfor permission to purchase the following described Iands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  northeast corner about four miles north  and one half mile west of the noith  west corner of Lot 902, thence south  80 chains, west 80 chains, north 80  chains, east 80 chains,, to place of beginning, claiming 640 acres of pasture  land.  ��� Henry H. Jones  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  February 2, 1911. 3-12       ���    ..U...1.  take, the  time   to  give it proper treatment.    If you want  your hair to  have that look of luatra  ---'    " "��������� ."it take care of It.  to have splendid  -���-     Uiro  .   _-   _   dab   on  with  a  brush���throw   _  ~.~.u���switch  it around  the  head���Jab in a few hair pina���and let  and vitality, you must take care ot It.  You cannot expect to have splendid  hair if you simply run a comb through  it  in   the .morning���Rive  it  a  dab  on  e2f��f-  THEATRERI0T  ' Paris.���There    were    riotous  scenes at the Comedie Francaise  Friday night, in the course of the  performance of M. Henri Bernstein's   "Apres Moi,"  rivalling  those that in 1891 forced the withdrawal of the two presentations  of Victor Sardou's " Thermidor."  Mi Lepine, prefect of police, had  hundreds   of police and Guards  scattered about inside the theatre.  In the first act,   where M.   Le  Bargy   is   asked   the   question:  "What is the most  irreparable  thing in life ?" a man in the bal-  the   outer  it into  a  br,  >ad���Jab .  it eo 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'a Hirsutone. It is the  best thing- offered' to take the place  of hours of combing- and brushing-.  It tones up the roots, brightens the  color, improves the texture and makes  it stay gracefully where It 1  Hirsutone \ literally  neglected  hair.  put.  revitalizes    the  Tour Nyal  Druggist  cheerfully recommends Hirsutone because he' knows.  . In artistic  bottles  |1.00  and  BOo.  Sold and Guaranteed by  Gemmi 11 & Rankin,    -   Merritt  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.   District of Nicola.  Take notice that Eva J. Lynch, of  Vancouver, occupation married woman,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Comencing at a-post planted at the  southwest corner, 20 chains north of  northeast corner of Lot 1757, thence  north 80 chains, east 80 chains, south  80 chains; west 80 chains to place of  beginning, claiming 640 acres of pasture  land.  ;        Eva J. Lynch  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  February 3, 1911 y 3-12  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  _ Take notice that_CharlesJL.JBetterton.^  of^Victoria, B. C., occupation financial  agent, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands: r .. -..-.:;  Commencing at a post planted at the  northeast corner, one mile west and one  half mile north of southwest corner of  Lot 902, thence west 60 chains, south  80 chains, east 80 chains, north 40 chains  to south boundary line of Jack McDonald's application to purchase, thence  west 20 chains, thence north 40 chains  to place of beginning, claiming 560 acres  of pasture land.  yy   Charles L. Betterton.  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  February 3, 1911 3-12  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  Take notice that I, Tom Pichard, of'Yakima,  Wash., occupation hotelkeeper, intend to apply  for permission to purchase thefollowing described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the southwest  corner, about 100 chains west and 30 chains south  of the southwest corner of Lot 97, thence east 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence west 80  chains, thence south 80 chains to place of. beginning:, claiming- 640 acres of pasture land. "'  TOM PICHARD, Applicant,  Hugh McGuire,' Agent.  Feb. 18th, 1911. ' - 3-12  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  -Districfrof-Yaler  . Land Act. J  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I, Chrise Chisholm, of Cobalt  Ontario, occupation mining: engineer, intend'to  apply for permission to purchase the following-  described lands :..������.' -,  Commencing at a post planted at the  south west corner, about one mile east  and 20 chains south of southeast corner  of Lot 1775, thence north 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence south 80  chains, thence west 80 chains to place  of beginning, claiming 640 acres of  pasture lands. *     - t- ��� ;.,  CHRISE CHISHOLM,  Applicant.   " 4.  ��� ,    _,_, Hugh McGuire, Agent:  Feb. 11th, 1911. ;���        3.^ , ,  Takenotice that I, Henry B. Madden, of Yakima,  Wash., occupation hotelkeeper, intend to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the northwest  corner, 40 chains west of the southeast corner of  Lot 97, thence south 60 chains, thence east 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence west 40  chains, thence south 20 chains, thence west 40  chains to place of beginning, claiming 560 acres  of pasture land.  HENRY B. MADDEN, Applicant.  ���   '���-'���'"��� Hugh McGuire, Atrent,  Feb. 8th, 1911.  3-12 ..  - - Land Act "_ '-j_  Nicola Land District.   Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that I, Lena Norkman, of -Spokane?  Wash., occupation' sales~Iady, intend to apply for  permission to purchase the following described  lands: ������= ^f~  Commencingat a post planted at the northwest  eorner, about one mile east and 20 .chains south'of  southeast.corner'of Lot 1775. thence south 80  chains, thence* east'80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence west 80 chains to placeof beginning,  elaiming 640 acres of pasture lands.  . LENA NORKMAN, Applicant.    '-  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  Feb. 11th, 1911. 3-12  family:  K  too* %E��wO'umCO"*"  On�� for each everyday ailment  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.,  District of Nicola.  Take notice that I, James E. Spankie,  of Vancouver, occupation physician,  intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing al a post planted at the  southeast corner, aboutfour miles north  and one mile west of the northwest corner of Lot 902, thence west 80 chains, I  north 80 chains, east 80 chains, south  80 chains to place of beginning, claiming 640 acres of pasture land:  James E. Spankie  Hugh McGuire, Agent  February 2, 1911. 3-12.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Maud C. Betterton,  of Victoria. B.C., occupation married  woman, intends to apply, for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  southeast corner, one mile west and  one half milenorth of southwest corner  of Lot902, thence west80 chains, thence  north 80 chains, east 80 chains, south 80  chains to place of beginning, claiming  640 acres of pasture land.  .,���.-.'���'.���'"   Maud C. Betterton.  Hugh McGuire, Agent.  February 3, 1911 3-12  Land Act  KamloopB Division Nicola Land District.  DUtrict of Yale.  Take notice that William Edwards, of Spokane,  Wash., occupation real estate agent, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:  . Commencing at a post piantcd at the northeast  corner, about 80 chains south and 20 chains east  of the southeast corner of Lot 903," thence south 80  chainB, thence west 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence east 80 chains to place of beginning,  claiming 640 acres of pasture land.  WILLIAM EDWARDS, Applicant.  Hugh McGuire, Agent  Feb. 10th, 1911. 3-12  Land Act  Nicola Lund District. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that 1. Gus Hollay, of Spokane,  Wash., occupation gentleman, intend to apply for  permission to purchase the following described,  lands:.  Commencing at a post planted at the northeast  corner, about one mile east and 20 chains south of  th3 southeast corner of Lot 1775, thence south 80  chains, thence west SO chains, thence north 8  chuins, thence eastSO chains to place of bhginning,  claiming 640 acres of pasture lands.  GUS HOLLAY. Applicant.  ��� Hugh McGuire, Agent.  Feb. 11th. 1911. 3-12  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola. ;  Take notice that Paul Engen, of Otter  Valley, B..C, occupation rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following desci'ibed lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the  northwest corner, 20 chains north of  northeast corner of Lot 1757, thence  east 80 chains, south 80 chains, west 80  chains, north 80 chains, claiming 640  acres of pasture land.  Paul Engen.  Hugh.McGuire, Agent.  February 3, 1911 3-12  Land Act  ��� Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  1 Take notice that I, William Gordon, of Spokane,  Wash., occupation  commission agent, intend to  apply for permission to purchase the following  deseribed lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the northwest  corner, about 80 chains south and 20 chains east of  southeast corner of Lot 903, thence east 80 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence west SO chains,  north 80 chains to place of beginning, claiming  640 acres of pasture land.  WILLIAM GORDON, Applicant.  Hugh McGuire. Agent.  Feb. 10th, 1911. 3-12  ' Land Act   '  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  District or Yale.  Take notice that I, ElsaC Davey. of Vancouver,  B. C, occupation married woman, intend to apply  for permission to purchate the following decribed  land:' ' -X,-:..:.  : Commencing at a post planted at: the 'northeast  rner, about 60 chains north of the northwest  COSTS LITTLE  Accomplishes Much  A two cent scamp does a lot fpr  very little money, but it would require thousands of two cent stamps  and personal letters to make your  wants known, to as many people as  a 25c. investment in our Classified  Want Ads.  $��lvrt��fcM��M��b.B.W  m 12  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, March 3' 1911  Are making strenous efforts to complete a reciprocity arrangement by which Canada  and the United States hope to benefit.    This is a great International question, one  on which the opinions of both are divided.  Coming to local issues the Merritt Mercantile Company have found there are no two  opinions regarding the fact that they have made greater progress, pleased more  people, sold and delivered more goods in the short time we have been in here than  the most sanguine cduld imagine. This phenomenal success has encouraged us to  reach out for greater results. Each department is receiving new goods regularly.  IN SHOES ALONE WE WILL SOON HAVE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DIFFERENT LINES, ALL NEW OF DISTINCTIVE  STYLE AND QUALITY.  rocenes  In the leading Grocery  Houses of the world you  will find ho better goods  than we stock, and while  the superior quality of our  lines make it a losing proposition to meet some competition, yet we are doing  so and will continue.  Otjilvie's Royal  Household Flour  is perfect made by the  largest mills in the British  Empire.  1  lOTiiiri  For young men and men who wish to stay  young. If any garments can truthfully be said  to sell themselves, The Fit-Rite clothes are  self sellers. The graceful lines, the shapely  modeling, the snappy details of design, all these  distinguish Fit-Right from ordinary, and make  an instant and compelling appeal to men who  know. We invite your critical inspection of our  New Spring Models  Our stock of Hats, Top Shirts, Underwear,  Hosiery, etc., are just what you want with  above clothing.  We have the only newstock  in Merritt, which cannot  help but please the ladies  for style arid quality. Ginghams, Prints, Mercerised  Shantung, Fancy Muslins,  Shephard Check, Panama  Cloth, Fancy Lustre, Satin  Cloth, Cambric of all kinds.  Our stock of Rugs and  Carpet Squares have no  equal at the prices we offer.  We Lead-Others Follow.  Linoleums  If you are thinking of  buying Linoleums it  would pay you  We guarantee  each and  Hardware Department  every sack.  We carry a complete line of Gurney Oxford Stoves and  Ranges.    We expect a large shipment of Kemps Granite and  Tinware in a few days.    Everything for the good housewife, so have  her call in and we will show her our stock.    It is a pleasure.  Our stock of Sherwin Williams' House, Buggy and Wagon Paints, Varnishes, Oils,  Stains, Enamels, Boiled and Raw Oil and Turps is complete in every respect.    All  new goods direct from the factory.  to call on us  before going  elsewhere  NEW COLLETT  QUILCHENA AVENUE

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