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 Attorney-general Says  Province is Powerless to Act  Water Records on Ten Mile  Creek are Valueless to  Their Holders.  The   solution   of   one  of   the  gravest problems that farmers in  the Nicola Valley have ever been  confronted with is thrown back  on   the   landowners   of   Lower  Nicola by the Provincial Government's conclusion that the rights  of the Dominion Government, in  respect   of   records   filed   upon  streams  having  their source in  the'Railway Belt, are paramount.  Unless the farmers incur the expense of litigation, either individually or co-operatively, seventy-  five  hundred acres of irrigated  land, at present growing crops of  various kinds and high marketable   value,   will    be    rendered  utterly  valueless for aught but  grazing purposes  this  season���  and   forever   afterwards.      The  necessity of having the government take action in respect of  water records on Ten Mile Creek  was   realised   by   the  Farmers'  Institute, and at the last meeting  of   that   body   a   petition   was  drafted and   forwarded  to   the  Hon. W. Ross, commissioner for  lands, by the secretary.  ...  , Summarised, thepositionof the  farmers of Lower Nicola, and'in  fact all along Ten Mile Creek,  since Leighton Bros, and a syndicate secured the right, from the  Dominion  Government,  to  take  water, for irrigation purposes in  the vicinity of Savona, first from  a stream having its source in the  Railway Belt and its flow northward, and later from that part of  Ten Mile Creek which lies within  the same Dominion lands,-is that  the construction of the flume and  ditches which tap Ten Mile Creek  have   already   very appreciably  diminished    the   supply   which  reaches the lands in the provin-  cially owned area.    The volume  of water which reached irrigated  lands-in~~the   provincial  section  last summer was barely sufficient  for agricultural purposes.    Now  the people who have the right,  from the Dominion Government,  to tap Ten Mile Creek have announced  their intention  of   increasing the capacity   of   their  ditches, and will therefore take a  greater amount of water, thus  depriving the owners of the land  outside the Railway Belt of the  amount which last summer barely  sufficed  for their purposes.    In  other words, if they are permitted  to take all the water they at present intend to the farmers of the  Lower Nicola section will have  practically   to quit   agriculture,  and start, raising cattle entirely. .  Now, here is wherein the injustice���we might say outrage-  to the farmers on Ten Mile Creek  . lies.    The earliest active record  granted    in   that   section    was  granted by the Crown as far back  as 1870,   the next in 1872, and  from that year, at various intervals, other records were granted,  but all prior to the acquisition by  y the Savona syndicate of the re-  , cord   granted to them   by   the  Ottawa ���   administration.      And  now, by the decision of the Privy  Council at Ottawa in  the   suit  recently brought by the provincial government to determine the  control of water rights in this  province,    the   Leightons,   and  others, have the right1, to; deprive.  the holders-of the old records of  their water.   To those who might  feel  inclined  to approve of the  decision of the Privy Council the  News says "it may be law, but it  is not right "���we seriously doubt  if the decision is even sound law!  No one would for a moment suggest that the decision is inequitable if it applied only to streams,  having their source either within  or without the Railway Belt, as  long as their confluence with a  trunk stream lay within that belt  of land.    But in this instance a  good stream having its source in  the Dominion belt, and flowing  for some miles through land useless for. agricultural purposes, at  present at least, in that belt, and  watering the only fertile land it  passes  through outside  of that  reserved area, may be diverted  and swung miles  around   in   a  downward curve, through a ditch,  to reach land which Nature never  intended it should fertilize.  The letters from the attorney-  general and Alex. Lucas "are self7  explanatory. All the News wishes  to add is that, from information  received, we are able to state that  litigation will prove rather expensive if undertaken by ah. individual, -but co-operatively undertaken wduld.not.be' a burden  to anyone.  v- In acknowledging the receipt  of a letter addressed  to him on  the subject by William Smith, of  McKay,   Smith,   Blair & Co.. of  Vancouver, who is an interested  property   owner, , Hon.   W.   J.  Bowser goes on to-say: "I regret  that this is a matter in which we  cannot   interfere as  a   government so that yqu  will  be left;to  whatever legal  rights you  may  have by enforcing them in the  Courts,   or,  on the other hand,  you may take the matter up with  the Dominion   government  and  see if they would in any way attempt to control the party about  w_hom_you-complain-as-to-ihe-di-  version of the water, as, no doubt,  this party holds a Dominion record in the Railway belt.    I may  add further that this Government  proposes to press upon the Dominion government that when they  bring down their Water Act this  Session that they will confirm all  records heretofore issued by this  Province in the Railway Belt."  Alex Lucas M.   P.   P.,   says:  ' 'The matter has been thoroughly  explained to the department here  (in Victoria) and both the attorney-general and the chief Commissioner of   Lands   are   doing  everything   possible   to   protect  the interests of the holders of water   rights  resident within  the  Provincial lands, but it would appear as if it were a difficult question as the Dominion government  assert that they have the absolute right to administer the water  arising,   or   having   its   source  within the forty mile belt."    - '  The reply of Hon. W. R. Ross  is understood to be in the hands  of the secretary of the Farmers'  Institute, and therefore, confidential until the next meeting of  that body. * It is safe to say,  however, that the Chief Commissioner of Lands merely says the  same thing as Mr. Bowser in  different words.  Mr. William Smith has communicated with Sir Wifrid  Laurier .on the /subject of water.  records, explaining thc position to  the Prime Minister very fully.  Major Flick, in the following  letter, voices the sentiments of  the farmers on the subject:     .  Lower Nicola, B. C,  February 16th, 1911  Editor Nicola Valley News.       I  Sir,���Recently a petition, praying-.to  thc Provincial Government to protect  the rights of water records on streams  having their source on Ten Mile Creek  within the foz-ty mile belt, was sent to  Victoria,   and   was   supplemented   by  complaints from owners living in Vancouver and elsewhere.    Replies are now  to   hand   from   Victoria, in   which the  Attorney-General admits that the Provincial Government is powerless to protect water records granted   before   or  after  British   Columbia  entered   Con-  feration.  He practically asserts that the recent  Dominion Government water grants  have priority over Provincial water  grants of thirty or forty years ago, in  ths Attorney-General's'own words '*' So  that you will be left" to whatever legal  rights you may have by enforcing them  in the Courts."  Sir, it seems a very strange thing  that either Provincial or Dominion  Governments can override grants by  the Crown made years ago, and it seems  to me that it is up to the people ���of this  valley and district to make the Governments of the day at Ottawa anil Victoria  distinctly understand that land"!-and-  water rights of 1870 hold good.in 1911'. ���  Where, sir, are our land valtiesif we  have no water rights ? ' .  The secretary of our local Farmers'  Institute recently had replies ..from!  Alex. Lucas, M. P. P.,"and the'Hohf  W. R. Ross. Both these gentlemen  practically said: "Be good boys; the  Provincial Government is.IT, and will:  prevail."- "Now vit 'appears-that: thp;  Provincial Goverhment"ha*s''nd^Viimidic-r  tion, and never had any-; and has for  years and years been extracting $10.75  for each bogus water record.  Sir, the people of this valley know  perfectly well that land without a  "good" water record is only valuable  as pasture. It is up to ail interested  to get out and rustle. ��� --��� '  I am, Sir,  Yours faithfully,  CHARLES FLICK  Creator, and more than the eyes  of her immediate household were  wet with tears.  Deceased   and   her   husband  came into the valley thirty eight  years ago.    What her   life   was  like, and how she bore the hardships of the   early   settlers'   lot  are the best epitomized   in   the  in the memorial address of Rev.  George Murray, of Nicola,   who  came to the  valley  three   years  after Mr. and   Mrs.    Chapman,  and took up his first residence in  their home."  ' 'In the church she was a great  assistance to me, and ever ready  to offer her services where they  might be needed. Hers ' was a  great soul."  In  his  sermon,   Mr.    Murray  took occasion to dwell at somej  length upon- the   necessity  making preparation   for   death.  When the-services in'.the church  had been concluded,  the coffin,  covered with floral tributes, was  brought up the hill to the grave  prepared for it a long line of well  over two' hundred people following the pall bearers.   ������ It was a  solemn procession.    As they filed  up the pathway;the sun came out  ���for a brief minute, throwing into  -startling  prominence   the   guilt'  letters on a grey marble head*:  stone.    Nearly all   noticed -the  words graven in the stone���"Sacred  to   theH memory   of      H.  Woodward" ��� and   the   words  Lumber and Oil Company  May Erect Buildings  preach in Menzies' Hall on Sunday morning the 26th at 11 a. m;  afterwards celebrate the Holy  Communion.  On Sunday evening he will visit Nicola and preach in the church  of St. John the Baptist.  I It is to be hoped that the church  I people of Merritt and the surrounding districts will endeavour  to give the Bishop a cordial welcome.  During his stay at the coast  the Rev, T. Walker was the recipient of a pretty Chalice and  Paten and a cut glass Cruet for  for use in the celebration of the Holy  Eucharist.  Mrs. Pentreath, wife of the  Ven Archdeacon, procured the  presents for the church at Merritt. c  REAL ESTATE MOVES  Harold Greig reports the fol-  ^borp in the .year. 1822."  ^'On^'-Tnore-:%ioneei*rof  -Nicola  meet   the  Valley had gone   to  "friend of early days.  f The pall bearers were Messrs.  H. S. Cleasby, S. J. Solomon, A.  Goonisson, James Pooley, Walter  Clark and R. L. Clark.  Mrs. Chapman  Dies of Pneumonia  First White Woman in tne Valley Died at Lower Nicola  on Saturday.  Mrs. Mary Chapman, wife of  James Chapman, of Lower Nicola, died from pneumonia at  eight o'clock last Saturday morning. Her body was interred in  the Lower Nicola cemetery  shortly before o'clock last Tuesday afternoon.,  Mrs. Chapman had been taken  sick barely a   week, before   her  death.   The   intimate   friend of  herself and her husband, William  Voght, had breathed his last two  days before   pneumonia   took a  grip on her.    She herself was a  pioneer immigrant into the valley  ���it is said that she was the first  white woman to settle here���and  she felt the loss of her dead friend  very   keenly.    Before   she   had  been ill   two   days |her  family  hoped that she'would be* able to  resist   the   onslaughts .of  the  scourge which possessed her successfully.   But a strange fatalism  seemed to possess th?   old   lady  and she laid down to die.  "William Voght was not able  to "come through" this alive, so  .there is.no use for me to. try."  And she?waited calmly for ' the  end. By Tuesday her condition  was such that* her daughter'and  son-in-law Mrs. and Mr. Dan  Mclnnes, of Victoria, were sent  for. Each day she sank lower  and lower. When the end came  on Saturday morning a great  soul had been   gathered   to   thei  .BANK OF TORONTO  The local branch of the Bank  of Toronto opened for business  in the temporary quarters in the  H. Murk building on Voght street  last Wednesday morning. A. G.  Rodgers is manager, and C. Parkinson teller. A youth by the  name of Watt, who has lived in  town for six months, has joined  the staff as messenger.  lowing sales: Lots 9 and 10 Blk.  9. cor. Voght and Mammette  streets purchased by P. W. Smith;  Lot 9 in Central View bought by  H. W. Sutcliffe; Lot 4 Block 16  bought by F. W. Smith; Lot 22  in Central View, bought by R.  M. Pidgeon, C/o Imperial Oil Co;  Option on Lot 7 Block 22, trackage property, taken by the Imperial oil "company;/Lot-7.-Block  15 purchased by Harold Greig.  Lot 7. Blk. 15 on Granite Ave  P. W. Smith.  TO ATTEND INSTITUTE  , B. Browitt, superintendent of  the Diamond Vale Collieries, and  Charles Graham, superintendent  of the Nicola Valley Coal and  Coke Company's mines, left this  week for the coast, en route to  Nanaimo where they attended  the annual meeting of the B. C.  Mining Institute.  A YIP ON EPISODE  The trial of those arrested in  the police raid on a local pool  room, last week resulted in  the  Mrs. G. McGruther returned  from the terminal city last Thursday evening.  y   CHURCH SERVICES  METHODIST   CHURCH  Services, Sunday, February 19.  Merritt,  -��� Morning Service, 11 a. m. J  Sunday school 2.30 p.m.  Evening Service 7 p.m.  Lower Nicola ��� 3. p. m.  J. VV. Hedley, M. A.,  Pastor.  Reverend Thomson, of Nicola  was in town for a brief period  during the early part, of the  week. '" ��� -77������        : ���.-'  fine of the keeper and the release  of two players on suspended sentences, and the dismissal of the  information against two others.  For weak memories some of the  witnesses,    notably    Chappelle,  who took the stand on his own  behalf, his being the test case,  showed themselves to be equals  of Yip On, of Chinese Royal Commission fame.    Magistrate Tutill  and    Macdonald    complimented  Messrs. Clark and Grimmett on  the manner in which they handled  i their respective sides of the case.  No more cards in this town.  Shawinigan    Lake    Lumber  Co., and Imperial Oil Co.,.  Take Options.  Two weeks ago the News an-;  nounced that a warehouse was to'  be erected by the C. P. R., arid*  that a spur was to be laid into it-  from   the   C.   P.   R.   mainline.  Nothing at that time was known  as to the identity of the company.'  or  the purpose for which   the  warehouse was to be used, arid!  this paper laid stress on the fact  that at the time of publication?  the news was really no more than:  a rumor based upon conjectures'"  following the. visit to this office;  of officers of the company. fT,  It now appears that the coi��-?  pany in question is the Shawini^  gan Lake Lumber  Company, ok  Vancouver Island.    Their agent,  has taken an option on Lot 8 in;  Block 15. This has three hundred"  and four feet of trackage front-j  age and lies just above the site*  cf the present station.   The coni-;  pany representative who took the;  option-is now in Victoria, await-,  ing the arrival of the general'  manager of the company from'  the east, who will decide, from,  his report "as to the' prospects of'  Merritt; as'to-whether or not trie-  option will be fulfilled and the,  plans in regard,to .this town carried out.    If the general manager  is satisfied with the report of his<  subordinate, a warehouse of the  dimensions mentioned in our previous article, 240 x 100 feet will.  be erected.    This warehouse is!  to be used for storing the finest,  grades of the four million feet of,  lumber   which   thet "Shawinigan:  Lake Lumber Company will keep'  on hand all the time, ready for^  immediate delivery.  It is now further understood, ���  from  reliable sources,  that the-  company will also maintain   an  office in the heart of the business.  ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH.  Services, February 19 in Menzies' hall..  11a.m.���Morning prayer,  '2.30 p.m.���Sunday school.  3.15 p.m.��� Evening prayer.  Rev. T. Walker. L. Th.  The Lord Bishop of New Westminster intends to visit the valley  at'the end of the month, arriving  at Canford on Friday evening  the 24th.  Saturday the 25th his lordship  will hold a Confirmation and celebrate Holy Communion at Canford; the service will commence  at 9 o'clock in the morning.  The Bishop will come on to  ���'Merritt'-' oh   Saturday  evening;  Inspector T. Morgan, who has  been inspecting local coal mine  properties for the past few days  left this morning for the east.   ��� o���       ������ ���  .'Dr. Stewart is seriously ill  with pneumonia at Lower Nicola.  He attended Mrs. Chapman in  her, illness % and cought a chill  shortly after she passed away.  '���':���'-. .TT7TT"����������� ���-'''���-'  Mr.'C. Betterton, of Victoria  arrived in town during the week  and is staying in the MacDonald  block on Quilchena avenue. He  is a'part owner in the Fraser  ranch ait Aspen Grove.  ������������������6- -���  An error was made in the ad-  vertisment of the Merritt Mercantile company, in this paper,  last week. It should have read  that this firm has the exclusive  agency for Fit-Rite clothing.  section.  This week the News is in a position to make another announcement in respect of businesses  which will be established here  this coming summer.  The Imperial Oil Company,  of  Vancouver, has taken an   option  on Lot 7 in block 22,   which  has  one hundred   and   thirty   three  feet of trackage  frontage and is  at  present   owned   by    Harold  Greig.    Mr.   R. M.   Pidgeon, of  that company, recently purchased  Lot  22   in   Central   View   subdivision outright.    The   natural  deduction from that is   that the  Imperial Oil company intend to  close their   option   and   build a  warehouse for storing oil and its  by-products.  If these deals are consummated  more money will be brought into ,  the town.    Very few people are  aware that even now the payrolls -  of the mines and on construction  average over two hundred thous-. ���  and dollars per month.  More people are branching out  into business on a larger scale,  every month. ^ The latest in towtv'��  are George Riches, who is gettf,,.  ing in a large stpejg^f: vehicles'  and farming mafeW^i.,and R.' -  J. McGregor, who��is stofeling up X.  with pianos   and   stationery   as<:  well as paint and oil,   o   L. C. Baker has gone on a trip  to Revelstoke. ��� "���*���.���������:._���'���> 7 ��7'  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, February 17' 1911  CONSISTING OF THE ENTIRE BLOCK 22, DISTRICT LOT 123.  NOS. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, CAN BE BOUGHT FOR PRICES RANGING  FROM  The above Lots are all business Lots with Lots 7 and 8 being trackage property.  Block 22 has a frontage on Coutlee Avenue of 456 feet and Garcia Street 220 feet.  Close to Block 22 or adjoining this property AND SEE WHAT THE OWNERS WILL  ASK YOU.    Everybody in Merritt and the Canadian Pacific Railway says  Will be at the end of Garcia Street and adjoining above property.  in Block 22. the First Cash Payment is only One Quarter Cash���all property holders  in Merritt ask one-third cash���the balance in twelve months.  APPLY OWNER  Tl  i  Phone 38  MERRITT  Office Morgan Bldg. Friday, February 17, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  The  Summerland   Review   a  Conservative paper published in  the Okanagan valley, practically  the only district in B. C.  where  peaches are grown commercially  (and it is claimed that  the   pro-  'pose'd    reciprocity    aggreement  would hurt this  branch  of  the  fruit industry   more   than   any  other) has the following to say  on this question:    "Perhaps  nothing shows  more  conclusively  the high estimate the statesmen  of the United States place upon  Canada and Canadian resources,  than the terms of therecipracity  agreement just made public between these two countries.     In  previous aggreements of this type  Canada has been dealt with in the  same spirit as the large brother  with* the big apple  would  deal  with the small brother and the  core.     But  in   the  aggreement  now causing so  much  stir and  such a divergence of opinion,   it  seems to us as though Canada as  a whole gets the best of it,  the  States   apparently    recognizing  that Canada is important enough  to tie to.    While at first sight it  may appear that the fruit growers  of British Columbia will suffer by  the duty being removed from orchard products, still we must recognize that the markets of  the  States are open to us as our markets are open to them, and if, as  we hold, and have  good  reason  for it, that British Columbia fruit  is so much superior.to  the  fruit  of other sections,   the  removal  of the duty would be in favor,  since it opens more���and nearer-  markets to us.     If we  had  the  fruit our .shippers could go into  the middle and Western States  and capture the business. We all  know, what the price is in the  markets across the line for first  class fruit.     In fact the prices  are better than those in our home  markets, for the reason that the  fruitgrowers are better organized  and are better prepared to keep  the home prices up. At the same  time they have, under duty, shipped fruit into Canada and undercut what our growers have maintained was a fair price. We do  not believe it so much a question  of duty wi th our B.C. growers  as it is one of quality and , quantity. The total amount of'.the  duty it is proposed to remit in the  agreement, on' fresh fruit, is  $262,000."  "Every Canadian ought to resent the suggestion that his loyalty to the British Crown and the  British Empire is dependent.upon  tariff schedules! During the last  few years we have been told this  every few months, and it is being repeated because of the reciprocity agreement. We are being told that reciprocal trade will  lead to annexation. Reason seems  to show that the freer - access of  Canada to the United States market the less cause there will be  for Canadians to seek political  union with that country, and this  is what the history of Canada  teaches.  In 1849, for the purpose .of giving full effect to the doctrine of  Free Trade, the British" Navigation Laws were repealed. The  effect of this in the shipping centres of British North America  was felt very keenly, for by the  repeal foreign ships were put upon precisely the same footing . in  British ports as Colonial ships.  There arose a demand for annexation; manifestoes favoring it  were prepared and somewhat  freely signed, _ Colonial produce,  as well as colonial ships,  had no  preference in the United Kingdom. The struggling colonies in  the St. Lawrence Valley and on  the Atlantic coast felt that the  business outlook was very dark  indeed. British statesmanship  came to the rescue and the Reciprocity Treaty, of 1854 was negotiated. If the British Ministry  could not give the British North  American provinces any advantage in the markets of the United Kingdom, it could secure them  a new market. It is a matter of  history that a period of content  was at once inaugurated, and the  suggestion of annexation has  never emanated from Canada  from that day to this. ��� Victoria  Colonist.  For  the goose  that lays  the  golden egg try an ad in the News.  A Good Place  to Ear  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 r naturally enjoy your  meal���you feel in good humor, and your digestive org-  ' ans 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  MRS: J. BOCH, Proprietress  QUILCHENA AVE. MERRITT  Opposite Bennett & Reid's  .  IN  MEMORIAM  The following verses were  composed by Mrs. Grace Tutill,  at the time of the death of the  Late William Voght: ���  .'A gloom was cast o'er all the  -;.       town  .'As the word went forth���  "He'sgone!"  And the good old man, who  was loved by all,  i Had obeyed the Master's  call.  He'd passed the thi'ee score  years and ten  And a noble life lived he,  When the Message came sudden, the Call came quick���  "Step over the Line   to   Me!"  Thus another link from the  chain is gone.  From these men of true sterling worth,  Who blazed the trail through  sunshine and rain  Before most of us yet had  birth.  Yes, one by one they are slipping away,  But their memory for years  will live,  ���  And our hearts thrill with pride  as we see on all sides  Their works, that speak louder  than words.  But we'll long for the touch of  his vanished hand,  For the sound of the voice that  is still; .  . But he'll come no more, he has  reached that far shore,  Whence no traveler who goes  e'er returns. '  J. J. Marks  Proprietor  Home Sweet Home  ESTAURANT  Voght street, south of Merritt Meat Market.  First-class cooking by white cooks  Meals Served from 6 a. m. to. 9 p. m.  A. B. KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  FIXTURE. SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  Ashcroft Hotel  {Home of the travelling public.  Good comfortable rooms and excellent dining service.   Rates  are reasonable.    Just give us a call.    Representative meets  all trains.  McGillivary & Veasey, Proprietors.  Ashcroft, B. C.  erritt Lumber Yard  Andrew McGoran, Proprietor.  DEALER  IN  Lumber, Lath, Shingles,.'  Lime, Cement and all kinds  of Building Materia 1.  Lumber Yard and Offices :  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  I  Values i  ?,  easons  rom  Section Afford Great Savings  These^offerings are of the utmost importance to^the^thrifty^housewife^    They afford an opportunity to select new  season's staples from the fullest assortments at rock bottom prices.  We cannot impress too forcibly the advantages of such prices as these.    Now is the time to make a selection,  when everything is new, crisp and; fresh, and the prices tending to your advantage.  i  White Cotton���Close heavy quality, with fine even thread, 36 inches wide.    Prices 10c,  12 l-2e, 15c and 20c yard. * ���    " " .     <  Victoria Lawn���Close even quality,  round thread,  splendid laundering properties, 36  and 40 inches wide.    Prices 15c, 20c and25c a-yard.  Long Cloth���Superior quality, ready for the needle;   specially adapted for ladies and  children's wear, 36 inches wide.:  Prices 20c and 25c a yard.  Madapolain���Special  quality,   soft finishi for sewing machines,  ideal for ladies' and  children's wear, 36 inches wide.    Prices 15c and 20c yard.  Nainsook���Extra fine quality, soft even weave, ;36 inches wide.   Prices 25c yard.   -  Mull���Special quali.y, fine and sheer,  36 inches wide."' Prices "12 l-2c,  15c, 20c and  25c yard. . " ;'."'���   ������"���:;--��� ��� -*-���"��� ���^���--������--���-���--. , .......,:.... :   Indian Linens���Extra special quality, fine even weave, 36 inches wide.    Prices 20c, 25c  30c yard.   ��� .      .    ' '  Persian' Lawns���Fine even texture, soft finish, 36 inches wide. ��� Frices 25c and 35c yd.  Mercerised Indianette���Silk finish, 36 inches wide.    Price 25c yard.  Indian Head Suiting���Linen finish, specially adapted, for ladies' and children's dresses,  36 inches wide.    Price 25c yard. *        ' ' ���  Towels and Towellings  White Cotton Towels���Prices 5c, 10c and 15c a pair.  White Turkish Towels���Prices 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50 pair.  Colored Turkish Towels���Prices 35c, 50c, 75c and $1.00 pair.  Glass Towelling���In blue and red check.    Prices 121-2c, 15c, and 20c yard.  Roller Linen Towelling���Good strong quality.    Prices 15c, 20c and 25c yard.  Huck Back Towelling���Good quality.    Price 25c yard.  White Bed Spreads  yi  ���fi.  "������m  m  Fringed Honey Comb Spreads in double bed size.    Price $2.25.  "Gotemalbeat" White Bed Spreads, in sizes 11-4 and 12-2.    Prices $1.25 and $1.50.  Marsailles Quilts���Extra fine quality.    Large'.size.    Price $2.25.  S      GMCEIfiES      BOOTS and shoes  MEN'S FURNISHINGS       HARDWARE  s  ec  �� THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, February 17,1931  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance  '""'Six' months $1.00  J. W. ELLIS  Manapcr.  One dollar pel- inch per month f��r reguln advertising:. Land and water noticed $7.fi0 for CO  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertisiriK 10 words for 2f> cents  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for lance contract advertising.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  P'O. Box 20 Merritt. B.C  Phone 25.  < UN ION  LABEL> 12  WEATHER IN   1910  We are in receipt of the annual  meteorological report from the  Dominion government meteorologist, H. H. Mathews, of the  Lake View Ranch, Nicola. The  comparative table appers elsewhere in our columns and will  justify a,careful study by all of  our readers.  In his letter to us, in which he  enclosed the report, Mr. Mathews  says: "you will notice that, as a  whole, 1910, was slightly warmer  than usual, the greatest positive  differences occurring in; the  months of March, November and  December; while the only extreme negative difference was in  the months of February and June.  The rainfall was practically normal, but the snowfall shows a  decided negative departure of  nearly seven and a half inches,  the final precipitation being  slightly in eqcess of normal. The  only very unusual occurrence was  the minimum temperature for the  month of August, 27.5 degrees."  The total precipitation for 1910,  as will be seen from the table,  was slightly in excess of the  average for the past fifteen years,  11.12 inches being the.average  for the previous period, while in  1910 11.26 inches were recorded.  So although the amount of moisture precipitated in the form of  snow was 7.42 inches less than  usual this was more, than, offset  by the rainfall.  The fact the weather in 1910  closely approached the previous  average shows that possible  immigrants into this valley may  calculate to almost a mathematical certainty what climatic  conditions to anticipate. And we  may safely add that no other  valley in the province can show  so much consistency in the moods  of the elements.  Mr. Matthews adds to his communication the following: "I  quite agree with your editorial in  last week's issue, in which you  say that great care should be  taken, in advertising the resources of the district, to see  that the statements made can be  readily substantiated' by facts ;  this report, you can take my  word, is as near correct as it is  possible to get it." .  We believe that Mr. Matthews  is right in the matter of accuracy,  and recommend that the Board of  Trade file the report for future  reference.  true or untrue) but, rather, those  cowardly whelps that are  afraid  to say anything that counts.    It  is'bad enough to abuse the freedom of the press  by   lying   and  catering to the vicious elements.  To our mind, the  worst  yellow  editor is better than the  coward  who lives off   a   comunity,    but  never raises his voice for its betterment.    The last   one usually  hunts his hole whenever a  local  issue arrives.    He filches h's living from taxpayers by his political combinations.   He   adds   to  that injustice by obtaining money  under  false   pretences from the  people, by claiming to publish a  newspaper and to  be   an  editor  when he is nothing but a dish rag.  Telegram, San Luis Obispo, Cal.  HEAR! HEAR!  "The process of sending editors to jail is attended by more or  less difficulty, and, usually acts  as a boomerang on the court. Up  in Seattle a couple of newspaper  men have been ordered to jail because they criticized a decision  that was favourable to capital  and adverse to the interests of  the people. They did it nicely.  It was not a "roast" like Fred  Warren gives, but a nice respectable jab on the short ribs of the  judge. It seems that the editors  have more friends than the judge  for the legislature is preparing  to legislate the poor fellows out  of jail. If the body could only  legislate the judge into jail, it  would be a happy omen of the  future.  Frankly, however, the editor  of this paper thinks the jails  ought to be filled with editors.  Not:with editors, who write or say  things (good,  bad or indifferent  In a recent issue John Bull, an  irresponsible English weekly  which published some reports on  Canada compiled by someone  with the "snakes" biting him  very hard, reproduces editorially  a leader of the Vancouver Daily  Vrovince, written at the time of  the departure of Joe Martin for  London. The leader in question  portrayed the "terror" with  which the Lords awaited Joe's  an-ival in the Wet Country. John  Bull publishes the leader verbatim���taking it seriously. When  Horatio Bottomly, the editor of  John Bull, becomes acquainted  with "Our Joe" a little better he  will realize that he who laughs  best does so immediately after  all others ha,ve ceased smiling.  Meantime Bottomly will continue  to think he'owns a sense of humour.  We see that Finance Minister  Ellison is talking about a reduction in taxation. We suggest  that he make a commencement  with the abolition of the Poll Tax.  We were mulct in the sum of  three dollaas by the provincial  police the other day.  In the Portland Canal Mine No3  shaft a large body of ore, the  best to date; has been uncovered  lpment o  tie to  If You Want a Little Better  Grade than the other fellow carries see this shipment before  you make your purchases.  Morgan Building Opposite Coldwater Hotel.  MERRITT, B. C.  Our Gents Furnishings and Shoes are all Union made.  Look for the BIG SIGN  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  for  a  good   square meal.    Best  accomodation and comfort  of  Rate $1.50 per day  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.   .  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.-  Agent  for  endelsolm   and  Heiritzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola ����� Merritt  Private Tut ion in  Mining  Men prepared for B.C.  1st, 2nd and 3rd class  examinations by  THOS. MORDY  (1st class B.C. and England)  Terms on application.  Quilchena Ave.,   next to B. C.  Lands office.  99  I  rmers  T  l^-^.^^^--*---���  ______ jl ^_===__i,_=s. a^sj, ________--,-.--J  1 am (jetting a complete, down-to-the-minute stock of  Rigs,     Democrats,     DeEivery Wagons  OPen and Closed Buggies, either Rubber or Steel Tires.  Also Mowers, Reapers, Seeders, Harrows, Horse Rakes. Single & Double Harness  MY PRICES WILL BE RIGHT.     TALK TO ME.  Phone 24.  MERRITT, B. C. Friday, February 17, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  'Gemmill & Rankine Have It"  INSURANCE  At this time of the year when colds are prevalent, Scott's Emulsion insures a speedy  and safe recovery and not having it handy  you are in the same position as the man  whose policy lapsed the day before the fire.  Premium $1.00.  Gemmill & Rankine  Druggists.  Agent for Mason & Risch Piano.  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Jack Hays  Tuesday.  left for Hope  last  Daniel Campbell spent Tuesday  in Lower Nicola in company with  S. Fessler.  James McGurk has gone to California, Where he will spend the  balance of the winter.  E. E. Coley, one of the engineers employed on the location  survey of the Kettle Valley lines,  arrived in town last Tuesday  morning to spend the day. He  left for the works again on Wednesday morning.  Joseph Guichon, of Quilchena,  was a visitor to Merritt during  the early part of the week. ,  Mrs. G. A. McGruther, who  left for Vancouver on a holiday  trip last Friday, is having a most  enjoyable vacation.  Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bates, of  Aspen Grove, arrived in town  last Monday evening. Jack Bates  is one of the ' most enthusiastic  advocates of the good roads movement, as applied to the Aspen  Grove section, in the province.  Mr. James Chapman has gone  to reside with his son-in-law and  daughter, Mr. and Mrs. D. Mclnnes, of Victoria.  Fritz Paulson returned to his  ranch near Princeton last Tuesday morning, after having spent  a month in town recovering from  a severe attack of stomach trouble. His dog "Bucks",' for which  Shorty Fessler offered him $25,  he took with him.  Lieutenant R. Campbell, of the  B. C. Horse, went to Walhachin  on the second day of the week to  attend a fancy "dress" ball.  M. L. Grimmett, accompanied  by his' wife, left on a business  trip to the coast, last Tuesday  morning. He expects to return  by the end of the week.  Mr. and Mrs.- Murdoch Mclntyre, who spent the last six weeks  in town, at the Coldwater- hotel,  returned to Vancouver last'Mon-  day with, their daughter. Murdoch managed the hotel while  William was on a vacation trip  to California.  R. T. Lowery, of Greenwood,  says that John Jardine, the recent deserter to conservative  ranks in the provincial parliament  is not only a traitor, but also a  sardine.  Mr. and Mrs. Dan Mclnnes,' of  Victoria, who came up just in  time to be witnesses of the death  of Mrs. Chapman last Saturday,  3'_ere_in_to_wnJas_t_week^end.   Jim Kirk and Jack Ritchie arrived in town from the line of  construction last Saturday. These  two are undecided about their future plans, but they are thinking  seriously of taking a contract for  getting out ties along the Fraser  for the Canadian Northern construction-work. ��� - -  An interesting account of an  auto tour through the Nicola  Valley, is by contributed to las'  week's Saturday Sunset by Mrs.  A. E. Howse of Nicola.  Mr. Duncan and Isaac Eastwood left for a week at the Harrison Hot Springs by Tuesday's  train. Mr. Eastwood goes to try  and rid himself of a severe cold  in the head. He is now quite a  regular visitor to the springs,  making the trip about every quarter.  Joseph Graham, general manager of the Coal Hill Syndicate  collieries, who was laid up last  week by a severe attack of jaundice, is now completely recovered.  Mrs. Slaugh and her husband,  who is manager of the Merritt  Mercantile Company, are now  installed in their new home in the  Stephenson building on Quilchena  avenue.  ���Mr.���Buxtonrtravelling"repres-  entative of Leeson, Dickie &  Gross, wholesale grocers of Van  couver, arrived in town last Sat  ui'day night from Ashcroft. He  reports that business is quiet  along the mainline. February  appears to have a peculiar effect  on business all through the province; probably because it is the  " between season" period, when  the public are undecided as to  their needs.  AN OPEN  LETTER TO A. LUCAS,  M. P. P.  That the local member in the  provincial legislature is working  night and day with his fellow  members to secure appropriations  for the valley, is the word brought  back by Archie Jackson.' Approximately one hundred and  and twenty-five thousand dollars  is understood to have been secured for road purposes by the  member fpr Yale. That is good  work. We trust that he will  continue to work. Roads are  needed everywhere. We have  secured road money and hospital  money is promised.    Good !  Now, there is another matter  to which we would draw the attention of Mr. Lucas. At present  there are approximately one hundred and fifty children attending  thc local school, at which they  assimilate the rudiments of education.  - At the commencement of the  new year it was found that quarters were becoming very cramped j |  indeed, and that if partial jus-''  tice were  to be done to all the!  children, it would be necessary!  to have more room, and so Hyland j  Hall  was  leased.    The younger!  pupils were placed there.    There  are so many youngsters that the  hall begins to resemble a sardine  tin.    All the young people who  should attend school or would like  to attend are not present.   Those  who aspire  to   more   than   the  rudiments, and there are many  in Merritt, Middlesbro and Nicola,  are forced to travel a long distance, at great expense to their  families.  Mr. Lucas, we need a high  school. But not so much as we  need more room for what pupils  there are here now.  We trust that the enterprise  you are showing in Victoria, in  securing road appropriations and  in urging the passage of a bill by  which it will be possible for the  government to loan money at low  rates to farmers who wish to  .undertake improvements, but at  present cannot, on account of  high bank rates, may do so, will"  not disappear when the school  question is mentioned. We know'  that you have brought the matter  to the attention of the department of education.  Your constituents approve your  work so far. Earn their continued approval.  By the way, the appropriation  of $2500 for road work from  Aspen Grove, which was made  last year, is still standing, we  hope ? Aspen Grove residents  state that more work was accomplished in that section last fall,  for $493.40, than ever before for  the like amount anywhere else.  They fear that the appropriation  may be withdrawn this year.  Reassure them.  Editor Nicola Valley News.    ^  Spring is near at hand and now is the time to select  your spring suit.  The makers of Fit-Reform are recognized  the orginalors in Canada of the high grade Clothing for men, and if you are particular as to the  style and fit of your clothing it will be to your advantage to inspect our stock and samples before  placing your order.  Over Two Hundred Samples   to   Choose  From.  Prices Range From  $18.50 to #37.50  GENERAL DRY6000S, MEN'S CLOTHING, FURNISHINGS, BOOTS & SHOES  "Tooks" 4   ply Linen  Collars 2 for 25c.  OUR MOTTO :  One Price to AH.  President  50c  " Suspenders  a Pair.  Court Nicola  No. 8931  A. O. F.  Will Hold its  Fifth Annual  BALL  in  Pooley's Hall  Nicola  TUESDAY  February 21  Tickets 1.50 Ladies Free  Dancing 8;30 p. m.  J  Have you seen our latest consignment of RINGS. All the  latest in DIAMONDS, RUBY,'" EMERALD," '' OPAL and  PEARL RINGS from $3.50 .to $75.00.  All kinds of gold and silver jewelry at prices which defy,  competition at ' . Jk., ��   .'      ,*   .'    ���  SIMPSON'S JEWELRY STORE  Agent for-Waterman's Pens and Edison Phonographs.  Head Office:  Montreal '   '"'_  REST $12,000,000  President and General Manager.  ank of  Established  1817.  PAID UP CAPITAL $14,400,000.  Sir Edward Clouston, Dart.  Branches in all the principal cities' and towns in Canada,  also in London, Eng., New York, Chicago and Spokane. "  Savings Bank Department-  (Interest allowed at current rates.) ..  BRANCHES IN NIGOLA VALLEY  NIC0A : MERRITT:  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager. J. F. S. DILLUM, Acting Sub-Agent  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  Merritt  L  you're certain of the  best.  A SUCCESSFUL TRIP  Archie Jackson returned at the  end of the week from a visit to  the government at Victoria. He  went as a special representative  of the hospital committee to urge  upon the minister for education  and the. Premier the importance  of granting $10,000 for a hospital  in Merritt. Dr. Young had demurred about approving the grant  of money on the grounds that the  size of Merritt did hot" warrant  such a large hospital as it is proposed to erect here.  Mr. Jackson pointed out that  the proposed hospital will be built  not only for Merritt, but for the  whole district. The need for  such a place is evident when it is  pointed out that the nearest one  is located "in Kamloops. The  minister was convinced and told  Mr. Jackson that the grant would  be air right.       '"'"'     l  -  What Makes Our Women  Look Old Sooner Than the Men  WASH DAY, OF COURSE  Why Not Stay Young While We Do Your  Send Us a Post Card and the Rig will  COMPANY  y||  ���'���y% 1  '���yyvT  ->������&��� I  7-7M  m  :���"���!)  I!  ���Ml THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, February 17 ��� -1911-;  e Star Res  Voght Street, Merritt.  The place where you get  just what  you   want,   and  just   the   way   you  want it, at any time you want it.  Have you tried the Star Yet ?  STEEL & FAULKNER  Proprietors.  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.  COMMERCIAL  TRADE A  SPECIALTY. ��  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  GEO. McGRUTHER, Prop.  Merritt, B. C.  Phone 37  P. O. Boz 7  Imith & Clarke  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  All Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt Factories.  |ew Coldwater Hotel  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  _  Wm. McIntyre, prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  Just Opened Up  Merritt Meat Market  You are invited to inspect the choicest of  meats at this new market.  Drop in, we can satisfy you.  J. Castilliou   -  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  J. Hutchinson, Notary Public and Conveyancer.        Insurance of all kinds.  CANFORD NOTES  The logging camps under Mr.  Power have been, through the  winter cutting and scaling over  twenty two thousand feet of logs  per diem. They have over a half  a million feet cut and scaled to  date. This contract is for two  million feet.  Messrs Meeker & Power, returned from a business trip up  the main line, this week end.  A car of machinery has arrived  for the ' 'White Pine Lumber Co,''  of Spius Creek.  Mr. H. Charles returned from*  Vancouver last Monday evening,  and will reside for a time in Mr.  E. H. Cooper's house.  Mr. H. C Meeker is the happy  father of a bouncing baby boy,  presented to him on Sunday by  Mrs. Meeker, who is doing well.  Congratulations.  Mr. R. G. S. Anthony has returned from a trip to the coast.  I feel that a tribute is  due  to  the memory of Mr. Wm.   Voglit,  whose simple life shone out conspicuously in the yesterday, ���so  to speak���.    His whole soul generosity and hospitality impressed  stranger and friend alike.   Affable and courteous always, a happy  smile lighting up his honest face  he stood for all that was best in  manhood; in  fact   was   one   of  Nature's gentlemen.    He is not  dead but "wafted to immortality."    Good actions  never die,  and he reflected them.   The material of him has gone, the ego is  still with us, and may we deal as  tenderly with our fellow man, as  he who has passed over.  Genuine to the core, he had a  heart of Oak:  That beats as true to   day  as  yesterday,  And like some noble ship  that  on her last long voyage,  Battling with the fury of the  elements; at last arrives in  port,  So he has crossed the harbor  bar, and made  his home  port, Rest.    Valhalla.  A PATRIOTIC TAXPAYER  Melbourne, Feb. ^16.���One of  the wealthiest land-owners in  Australia has set a fine example  o.f'pati'iotism in connection with  the land tax on unimproved values recently imposed by the  Commonwealth parliament. This  ,tax vax'ies from a penny in the  L. on values from 5.000L to 10,-  000L up to 6d. in the L. on values of 80,000L and above. An  absentee landlord pays, a penny  extra in the L, in each class.  Sir Samuel McCoughey has  promptly sent his cheque for the  land tax to the Australian treasury, with the following communication:  "Please find enclosed cheque  for 17,000L, which I have pleasure in sending you for the tax on  my properties. I am glad to do  that much for a country which  has done so much for me."  Sir Samuel McCoughey, member of the Legislative Council,  was born near Ballymena, Ireland, and arrived a young man  in Australia in 1856. He devoted his life . at the Antipodes to  pastoral pursuits. He has done  much for the irrigation and  cultivation of his extensive properties.'  Sharp Razors and Clean Towels  ���Brown & Durham's. 52  FAMOUS   ADMIRAL   RETIRES  ARCHIE LITTLE  makes a specialty of  METALLIC SIGNS  AND LETTERING  Cheap, durable, and are the best letters on the market.  BOTH GOLD AND SILVER  THOS. SLATER  Boot & Shoe  Maker   Bring your Repairs to me and if  you are in a hurry I will do them  while you wait. Have a pair of  our non-slipping Cats-paw Rubber Heels put on your shoes���  both for  ladies   and   gentlemen.  Lord  Charles  Beresford Reaches Age  Limit for Service.  London. ���Admiral Lord Charles  Beresford was 65 years old yesterday, and by virtue of the age-  limit clause is retired from the  active list of the British Navy.  He has held no appointment since  he relinquished the command of  the Channel Fleet March 24, 1909.  His retirement is credited gener-  ally_tofriction-W-ith-the Admiralty-  Board. He has been a severe  critic of the management of the  navy when he was serving in  Parliament and after he was put  at the head of the Channel Fleet  in 1906. He is again in Parliament representing one of the  divisions of Portsmouth.  f Best  Material   and  )    Workmanship   Guaranteed  *     NICOLA AVENUE  Near the Bank of Montreal  Mule  KETTLE VALLEY RAILWAY  for  Purchase of  Land   is   Made  Railway   Yards.  Penticton. B.C. ���The Kettle  Valley Railway Co. has arranged  for the purchase of some 50 acres  of meadow land in the south west  portion of Penticton and near  the Okanagan River divisional  yard and station. It is understood  there will be built there a spur  line constructed from the yards  to the lake where the new wharf  will be built a distance about a  mile. The site secux'ed by the  railway for its yards is about the  best that could be procured in  town. With a minimum of labor  the land acquired can be made as  level as a billiard table.  The president ot the Kettle  Valley railroad has under construction a large residence in  Penticton and expects to spend  a considerable part of his time  here.  ����� Asay a-Neurdll  thee:   new   remedy   for  Nervous Exhaustion  The depression experienced by  women during convalescence from  childbirth is never forgotten. The  sense of utter nerve fatigue blots  out interest iu everything. ''Asa-  ya-Nkurali,"* is invaluable at  such times. It feeds the nerves,  induces sleep, quickens the appetite, aids digestion, and soon buoyancy of spirits and the sense of nervous vitality returns. $1.50 a bottle. Obtain from the local agent.  GEO. M. GEMMILL,'  Merritt, B. C.  .   Her   Secret*  '  'j . ��  Why She Always Looked So Young  Everyone refers to her as one of  the most attractive women in town.  If wasn't-her features, for while regular, they were not unusual. But the  charm lay. in the head of splendid,'  vigorous hair that mad�� a veritable  crown. It had that peculiar lustre  and the sun gave it an added brilliance  ���you couldn't look at her without  unconsciously commenting on the  beauty   of   her  hair.  When asked how she kept It So  beautiful she replied that it was no  secret, simply proper shampooing-, regular combine and the conscientious  use or... Hirsutone. I She admitted it  had not always been in that condition,  but.'that she found Hirsutone the best  thing., she over got for tho hair. It  gave tho scalp such a cool, refreshed  feel ing, and the hair was so much,  easier   to   dress  after  its  use.      t  There are plenty of heads that  would be just as attractive for Hirsu-  tono soon brings the hair and scalp  into   good   condition.  Your Nyal Drug Store will cheerfully guarantee Hirsutone to do all  that is claimed for it. and every woman  owes  it  to   herself to  try it.  Nicola Valley  -Dealer n  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of-  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSA  Fresh  Fish  always  on  hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I.  Manager  Watche  If you need a watch that is thoroughly reliable, and you are  not on our list of customers, write for our catalogue at  once. We traffic in the highest grade American and Swiss  watches. Our watch movements are tested, and proved,  thus assuring reliability and satisfaction. We sell at right  prices, and render careful service.  Send for a catalogue now.  Henry Birks & Sons, Limited  Jewelery Mail Order House  Geo. E. Trorey, Man. Dir. Vancouver, B. C  The Nicola Hotel  (Formerly The Driard)  Leading hostelry of the town.    A popular resort for,the  summer months and comfortable home for the winter.  Best of accommodation and service in all  departments. "   '  S. KIRBY, Prop.  NICOLA, B. C.  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, .C.  "The ".hoicest of Beef, utton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop.  GM.  LIMITED.  Real Estate and insurance  Okanagan Lands  All Classes of Investments Placed.  Head Offices: -      - Vernon, B. C.  DAILY   STAGE  SERVICE  COLORED f  Oris for each everyday ailment  Sold and Guaranteed by  Gemmill & Rankin,    -   Merritt.  . A stage will leave the Merritt  livery stables every morning at  8 o'clock for the end of construction on the Kettle Valley up the  Coldwater. Stage leaves the  other end at the same hour daily.  Baggage and express carried.  ALEX. COUTLEE Prop.  Land Act NoticeJ^r  Nicola Land District !'"' '���'"'������"'  Kamloops Division of Yale ;'  Take notice that r Perley-Russell of  Princeton, occupation clerk; intends t o  ,aPPly for permission n, to ..purchase the  following described lands i~l (1.1.5 7  I 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; tbenct West 20 chains  thence South 20 chains, to point of  commencement, containi g 40 acres^  more or less.  Pkkley Russell,  G. P. M.YREN AGEnt.  Date 23rd. November, 1910.  f  All changes tor advertisements' a|.  pearing in the Nicola Valley News,  must be in the hands of the print  ers no later than Wednesday night  No guarantee can otherwise be given  that tho changes will be made. Friday.  February 17, 1911  THE NIGOLA VALLEY NEWS  or $300 will purchase three Lots.    The first cash payment is $35.00, the balance equally  divided in monthly payments.  adjoining the corner lot on Voght St. and Coutlee Ave., the latter of which is owned by the C.  P. R. and who paid $1000 a year ago for the same, that I will sell on easy terms for    .  H  T  secure half acre of land and two cottages with two rooms in each cottage,  with coal shed and a good well, the purchase price is -        -"-'"-  Just newly painted, with stable, chicken house, root house and well, and an acre and an eighth  of splendid soil, will grow anything arid all irrigated, beautifully situated and very central. This  property is all high, dry and level, and has some very fine cotton wood trees surrounding house  THE FIRST CASH PAYMENT IS $150 the balance extendingover 2 years NO INTEREST  The owner of a three roomed cottage and lot���not an acre and an eighth���about 75 ft. away  from above property is advertising for sale for $ i 000 with an increase of 20 per cent, if not  sold by Monday the 13th.  MY PRICE for above is $1850. WHICH IS THE BARGAIN.  and buildings consisting of one large new structure  suitable for Hotel or  mercantile business, with two other buildings.    Splendid business location.  INVESTIGATE.  HERE IS A SNAP--4 ROOMED HOUSE  Papered throughout,  on Granite Ave.  close to Coldwater hotel.    First cash  payment    {��_**�� A A    the balance in one payment in twelve months.  Owner wants to go to Europe at once.  $600  $215 WILL SECURE AN AORE  and an eighth of land just of Voght St., the balance in six and twelve months  and the PRICE IS ONLY $675. You can subdivide this property and make  100 per cent.  r .'  with three rooms in each,: and lot 50 x 120 on Quilchena Ave. opposite the  Merritt Mercantile Co,  CAN BE BOUGHT FOR $1800.  LOT (IN QUILCHENA AVENUE  adjoining the Diamond Vale Supply Co.   Splendid business location.  PRICE $1000. TERMS ARRANGED.  $625 WILL BUY LOT I GRANITE AVE  adjoining the New Reid Block.     A lot directly opposite above lot sold for  :       $650 last fall.    If not sold by the 25th of Feb. it will be TAKEN OFF THE MARKET  I handle  Houses, Cottages, Residential LotS, Business Lots Half Acres Lots, Acre Lots and Subdivisions.  Ranches from 160 acres up to large tracts of land, and I can supply your wants in any investments that you  want to make, as I control more exclusive listings than any Real Estate operator in tha Nicola valley.  Phone 38  MERRITT  Office Morgan Bldg. 8"  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday,  February 17' f&JI  <T  =^  Entertainment and  Dance .  ���  at  Middlesboro  on  Feb. 25th  In Aid of the  General Hospital Fund  METEOROLOGICAL   REPORT   FOR   1910.  DOMINION   GOVERNMENT   STATION,  NICOkA,   B.C.  Observer: H. H. Matthews  Given by the Ladies of  Middlesboro.  I  Dancing 7 p. m.  Admission   50   cents  J  January    -  February -  March -    -  April    -   -  May     -   -  June     -   -  July     -    -  August  September  October    -  November  December  !��  45.0  42.0  63.0  84.5  81.0  83.0  87.0  84.0  77.0  65.0  51.0  ���  43.0  3 ��-    .  _��.  5 __ 3  Sh  -18.0  -25.5  21.0  22.0  31.0  37.0  41.0  27.5  24.0  20.0  18.0  15.0  v cj rt  ill  20.3  17.3  40.4  45.7  53.5  54.0  61.6  63.1  52.4  46.1  35.2  32.3  ��E-c g a  gaSS  S c.  20.5  23.1  32.4  44.1  51.6  57.2  62.3  61.4  52.3  45.2  32.1  26.7  V  n c to  01 B 01  u o u  V U (ti  fe" >  s   <  -0.2  -5.8  xS.O  xl.6  xl.9  -3.2  -0.7  xl.7  xO.l  x0.9  x3.1  x5.6  &  0.28  0.05  0.95  0.14  1.21  1.71  0.28  0.92  1.46  0.56  1.14  0.25  <H_c  II  0.70  13.45  1.50  nil.  nil.  nil.  nil.  nil.  nil.  nil.  3.00  4.50  Average annual precipitation:  1.00 inches snow  0.10 inches rain  For past 15 years:  11.12 inches  1910 difference from average:  ���0.14 inches.  Average annual rainfall for past  fifteen years is 8.63 inches.  1910 difference from average:  x0.32 inches.  Average annual snowfall for past  fifteen years is 30.57 inches.  1910 difference from average:  ���7.42 inches.  Total Rainfall  Total Snowfall      -  Total Precipitation  8.95  23.15  11.26  Dressed Man  INCREASES HIS CHANCES  He has a  Better Show  To Get Along in the "World.  I et me fit you for a suit  and you will be a better  pleased man. Stock and  prices are just right.  MERCHANT TAILOR  '- Quilchena Avenue       - -       West  Johnston's  Tonsorial  Parlors  One of the   best   appointed  shops in the interior.  Razors Honed.  All   classes  of   tonsorial   work  satisfactorily executed.  y^Vr^Er^Johnston^^  Voght St.  MERRITT, B.C  Globe Hotel  LYTTON, B. C.  One of the oldest and  best hostelries in the  district. Good accommodation in all depart-  partments.  M F.   HAUTIER,   --  Prop.  LYTTON, B. C.  PHONE   24  y   Nicola Valley  Transfer Company  f RUCKING AND DRAYING  A SPECIALTY  ... DEALER IN . . .  LUmber, Lath, Lime, Cement,  Hay, Grain and Feed  GEORGE    RICHES  Rear Diamond Vale Store  Couftee."Ave.       -      Merritt  Terrific Storms  in Australia  Ships   Wrecked   and- Steamers  Harbor-bound by-.Worst"  Storm of Years.  Melbourne, Feb. 16.���Phenomenal storriis have occured around  the coast of Australia during the  past week.     Much damage has  been done to shipping and many  thrilling stories of shipwreck are  recorded. The Russian bark Glen-  band was loading copper at Roe-  burne when a ;"willy-willy���'  sprang up.    The captain in hope  of saving his vessel put to sea:  Hardly had he cleared the harbor  when the bark faff into the centre of the gale. Huge seas struck  the craft which*' for twenty-four  hours buffeted her way against  them.    Disaster followe'd  soon.  Struck'by a'terrific wave the vessel turned turtle.   The crew were  flung into the boiling sea,* and  with   one   exception   all    were  drowned.    One sailor grasped an  oar in the" water arid fought his  way for fifteen miles   until  he  landed on the beach at Legendre  Island.     Here he remained for  several days', half mad with'thirst  arid slowly dying of starvation.  A passing steamer' rescued him,  however, and he recovered to tell  of the terrible experience he had  gone through; ���_��� - :.  The captain of a": bkrkentine  who thought he was well out at  sea=had=his=vessel=driveri="on=the=  rocks at Apollo Bay] Victoria) Tlie  crew saved themselves by ah ingenious method. They made a  lasso of a heavy rope and threw  the loop over a rock. Theri'.tfidlid-  ing on to the* rope "they dragged  themselves through the surf to  the rock. Man after man repeated the feat until; they all  reached the beach in safety.  Large steamers are weatherbound  in nearly all ports. Inland vast  quantities of wheat iri the fields  are ruined. Bags of grain lying  at the station yards have sprouted  and farmers in some districts!  are in despair.  The aborigines"*' iri some parts  of Australia are still dangerous.  A native at. Cooktdwh^searching  for a gin, threatened a boundary  rider with his spear. The latter  took away the spear and broke it  in two pieces. Enraged, the  native picked up the broken head  of the spear and flung it at the  boundary rider, striking him in  the back and inflicting a serious  wound;    The native escaped.  The FederalTreasury isfchoked  with cash consequent oh ��he state  note issue, instead of cash, going  to the market. The state of Victoria has borrowed a million sterling from the federation. The  other states are seeking loans  altogether amounting to three  millions.  BUYS AUTOMOBILE  Harold Greig has purchased a  forty horsepower Pierce-Arrow  motor car. . It is ��� the latest torpedo-body-model ^turned out by  the factory of the' -well-known  auto manufacturers. It is to be  shipped from the Canadian agents iri Calgary today arid should  arrive about March 10th.  A terrific battle was fought in  South America last week. Five  hundred men shot at one another  for twenty hours. There were  no casualties, beyond injured  feelings. The Mexicans did better. They-fought two days arid  killed forty men altogether.'  LYTTON  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops'Division of Yale  Take notice that Edward John Rhodes, of  Nicola, occupation hotel clerk, intends to applyfor 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  one mile, thence east one mile to poinc of commencement.  EDWARD JOHN RHODES,  Per William Munro, Atrent.  Date 23rd January, 1911. 1-9  SMALLPOX STAMPED OUT  : Victoria,' Feb. 17.���Owing to  the.'eriergetic actibh taken by the  Provincial Board of Health the  epidemic of smallpox has been  stamped 6ut"an'd the quarantine  has.been lifted from Mission, Abbotsford and Cloverdale. There  have been sixty-four cases  throughout "the province ' biit~ no  deaths.  - [Note: Mission City was' the  only town on the Fraser quarantined. Ed.]  King George and Queen Mary  will tour Scotland and Ireland  during next July, after the coronation. This will be the first  visit to Ireland of His Majesty  since he ascended the throne.  F.  S. G.  There are" 1150 electric lights  in Merritt. That city has also  other lights, including Jack  Gillum, the former Crown  Prince of Greenwobd.���Greenwood Ledge.  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 post 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, Agent.  Date 28rd January; 1911.     , 1-9  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.  Stables:    Coutlee Avenue  Merritt, B. C.  Orders Promptly Executed.  Prime Minister Asquith threats  ens to create 300 new peers if  the Lords Veto bill which is to be  introduced into Parliament next  Monday is defeated.  Earl Dunraveri, who first  brought up the Devolution  scheme for Ireland, now has the  satisfaction of seeing his ideas  partially approvedby the present  government.  NEWS NOTES  George A. Kerr an old Hudson  Bay trapped' also' once an independent fur trader, who, with  his brother Jack, was one of the  fifsTprisoners capturedbjyLouis  ���Rielvinfthe rebellion of '85, is  writing bis reminiscences for the  Inland .< Colonist;���; of Kitselas,  where Kerr is now-living. Kerr  was a star witness in Riel's trial  for treason.  , l Chief of police Wapperistein of  Seattle is liable to come in for a  hot old time, as a great private  detective who unearthed graft in  Sari Francisco" has' dug up evidence against him. But Seattle  has the graft, habit badly, so  Wappy won't get hurt.  Land' Act  Nicola Land District' 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 northeast  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  W. H. COWAN  HORSESHOEING  AND GENERAL  BLACKSMITHINti  All Work Guaranteed  First Class  Land Act  Nicola Land District.   Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that WILLIAM MUNRO, of Nicola,  occupation rancher, intericls to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands :  Commencing at a post planted at the northeast  corner! aTjout three miles east of Missezula Lake,  and about two miles south of Friees Creek, thence  east one mile, thence south one mile, thence west  one mile, thence north one mile to point of commencement. - -  WILLIAM MUNRO.  Date 23rd January, 1911. 1-9  Cor. NICOLA AVE. and CHAPMAN ST.  Geo.   McDonald  BOOT AND SHOE MAKER:  VOGHT STREET NEAR DEPOT-  WANTED  Applications will be received  at Miss Clermont's West End  Hospital from bright girls wishing to. train for nurses. Apply  1447 Barclay St., Vancouver, B.  C.  The''trouble over wages, between .tHe Crow's Nest Pass Coal  Co., and the employees, has been  amicably settled by a conciliation  board.  Crippen couldn't square himself  with Le Neve. His w'ill, in which  he left his estate to her, has been  declared invalid and the estate  goes to the late lamented Mrs.  Crippen's sister.  The L. O. L., which means the  Local Option League, and not the  Loyal Orange Lodges, is to hold  a convention at which the fate  of British Columbia will be de-  '��_cwjaCJi  Want a Partrtear?  Perhaps business Is  dragging for tha want of  a helping hand, or a little  more capital. Men with  money and men with  brains read this paper.  You can reach them  through our Classified  Want Ads.  -..���.Hilt.. WOT*, ���  _r  M-Crtff  Land Act  Nicola Land District. Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice that Belle  Macphail, occupation  married woman, intends applying: for permission  to purchase the following1 described lands:  Commencing: at a post planted 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 cast  one mile, thence north one mile to point of commencement.  BELLE MACPHAIL,  Per William Munro. Agent.  Date 23rd January, 1911. 1-9  Trade  Marie  Asaya-Neurall  THE     NEVA/    REMEDY    FOR  y. Nervous Exhaustion  Since the tissue.? receive their tone  from the nerve centres, lustrous  eyes, a clear complexion and symmetrical figure can only be preserved by maintaining full nerve vigor. When the mirror warns,  " Asaya-Neurai.1." ' 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. .GEM-MIL-..,  Merritt, B. C.  ' Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  , Take notice that ANNE GJELLSTAD.of Valva"  N.D.,Vc_cupa"tion_lspinster,; intendsJjto_applyllfp*r  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 Mammett Lake road, and on the north boundary of said reserve, thence north 80 chains  thence west 80 chains, thence south 80 chains^  thence east 80 chains to the place of beginning,  containing 640 acres of land.  ANNE GJELLSTAD,  By her Agent, Hans Peter GjelBtad.  Date 18th January. 1911. 1-9  Land Act  Kamloops Division Nicola Land District.  District of Yale.  Take notice that Marie Gjellatad, of Vaiva, 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 80 chains to place of beginning,' containing G40 acres in all.  MARIE GJELLSTAD,  By her Agent', Hans Peter Gjellstad.  Date January 18th, 1911. 1-9  McVittie & Cokely  Dominion and Provincial  and Surveyors  Irrigation   Work  a  Specialty.  Office over Bank of Montreal.  Merritt, B. C.  What Has Uandruff Got To  .Bb^WaiMaMhess-?-  **  You ��� soo tho slateri-O-U every day  that the one cause of baldness is lU_.ii-  clx-ufl..     But is it?  True, dandruff often precedes th-.  departure  of  the  hair.  It is equally true tli.it you knov.'  men with a shock of hair you c_ i  hardly pull a comb throush, who |u.\ ���  carried around a dandruff laden colln-  as rlon__: as you  have  known   them.  You have also .seen men who.se sra' ���  was kept as clean as a baby's win.. 1  Imir   was   surely  departing.  That dandrun. talk ai.uii.fi. well :i" I  convinces a good many of us, but M  us  not  fool   ourselves.  Of course dandruff isn't u.tfuoil ihln-.'  to carry, around, but il is only an indication.  Tho same trouble I hat cium's t'. ��  lialr to fall out usually causes dandruff, so If you r.et at tho cause ." I  arrest 1 ho loss of hair, von will si.i ��  dandruff too.  Thoso who use Nyal's Hlraiitom- ;ln :  It the most sal is factory hair lit-nl'i'  and  hair dressing" tbey have ever  u-.'Vl.  It does stop the hair from i'.illiii,;  out. ,  It  will    also    stop    rtanc1ri.fi..  Your Nyal DriiKRist cheerfully recommends it���$1.00 alid 50c In M>"liil:_r ���  bottles.  _ Lloyd-George, the Welsh wizard, has broken down under the  istrairi of office.  ���T5S^-*^5;:DEUONCOLORt  One for each everyday ailment  Sold and Guaranteed by  Gemmill & Rankin,    -   Merritt  Merritt Livery and Feed Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single, and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses.    Express meets  all trains.    Buggies for hire.  7\. J. COUTLEE, Prop.,  Merritt, B..C.  ~    ii  Repair Work a Specialty  Let me fit you out with a pair of  Superfine Rubber Heels        -��� Friday, February 17, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  '-(������ February 1, 1910;  Editor Nicola Valley News.  Dear Sir:���The abolition of the  fruit duties comes to us all as the  most startling and painful feature  of the Reciprocity proposals recently laid before the house by  Mr. Fielding.  ' I. can not believe that the government is unaware of the immense importance of this industry in Canada, or that the  Ministers did not know that very  serious injury must result by the  removal of the duties on U. S.  fruit, for these things have been  pointed out to them on many occasions, lam therefore driven  to the conclusion that free fruit  was insisted on by President Taft  at a quid pro quo for certain other  concessions wanted by Canada.  That such a step was absolutely  unjustifiable goes without saying  and the greatest indignation has  been aroused through the large  fruit-growing districts of Ontario  where the blow will be a serious  one.  It is possible that there may  be an attempt to justify the step  on the grounds that, while the industry in the far" West is hurt,  that of the Maritime province is  greatly benefitted. Such however, is not the case. For early  apples and berries Nova Scotia  may obtain slightly better prices  in the New England States but I  have received a telegram this  morning from an authoritative  soufse stating that the. abolition  of the duties is a matter of indifference to the great apple industry of Nova Scotia as their  markets are altogether in England'. In New Brunswick and  Prince Edward Island the fruit  industry tho' a growing one, is  not so extensive.    Quebec does  not grow sufficiently to count in:  the export market. There remain Ontario and our Province,  and in both cases, especially our  own, the disastrous effect of the  proposals is at once apparent. It  is evident from the reference in  President Taft's message that a  free market in Canada was coveted by both the Southern and  Pacific Coast States, and I cannot  believe when the ;true facts are  known that so grievous an injustice to a national industry will be  allowed to disfigure our fiscal  policy.  Ontario growers are organising  a very large delegation to come  to Ottawa and protest against  the removal of the duties, and I  have been asked to suggest to  British Columbia the advisability  of taking a similar course.  I might point out, however,  that the Minister of Finance has  explicitly stated that the scheme  must go through in its entirety,  and there is not the slightest  probability of remedying the matter at the present stage. As far  as the present Dominion Government is concerned, the proposals  will undoubtedly be passed intact  through this parliament. Some  action, however, either by delegation or otherwise, which will  show to the government the unanimous feeling of British Columbia ���fruit-growers as to this  great injustice,-is highly desirable.  It is not necessary for me to  say that,- having the honor to  represent a constituency in which  fruit-growing plays so enormously an important part, and also  from the fact that all my personal  interests are wrapped up in the  fruit industry, I shall take every  possible   step   to   impress   the  House and the Government with  the'baneful and injurious effects  which must necessarily flow from  such a step as the one  proposed.  It is not likely that the measure will pass through parliament  for two or three weeks, and what  action congress may take is a  matter of guess work. Should  the arrangement be ratified by  congress and the U. S. Senate  (which is extremely doubtful) it  is open either to congress, or to  our own parliament, to alter any  specific feature of the proposals  which may seem to work disastrously for either country. It is  probable that some such feature  will be amended by the Congress  next year, and in any case the  overwhelming representations of  Canadian growers should make it  obligatory on our own government to amend the evil in respect  to our own industry.  I shall welcome any suggestions from the growers of Yale-  Cariboo and British Columbia,  and beg to assure my own constituents that I shall exert every  effort on their behalf, both now  and at all future times.  I have the honor to be, Sir,  Yours very truly,  Martin Burrell, M.P  DRESSMMINC  MRS. LUNAN  Holder of a Cosmopolitan  Dress Cutting. Association's  Certificate,  of London, Eng.  Firts-class Work Guaranteed  TERMS CASH  Parlors :     Nicola Ave., Merritt,  in block east Bank of Montreal  REID     BLOCK,      GRANITE     AVENUE,      MERRITT  T"HE NEW departure which we have now entered upon, will, we  feel assured, supply a long felt want in the business circles of  our rapidly growing young city. Our new stock has arrived and is  replete in all lines of Stationery, Pianos, Sewing Machines, etc.  Also Paints and Painters' Supplies, Wall Papers, etc. Our goods at  all times will be of the best quality and at fair prices.   In our  STATIONERY DEPARTMENT  you will be able to find anything you require  SLATES PILES ERASERS, different kinds PENCILS  of every description NOTE PAPERS and ENVELOPES  POCKET BOOKS NOTE BOOKS DRAWING BOOKS  WRITING  TABLETS CRAYONS RUBBER BANDS  CLIPS, all kinds MUSCILAGE INKS, all colors  PICTURE FRAMES in Oriental styles BURNT WOOD WORK  mmms^y*  PIANOS  HEW WILLIAMS PIANO PLAYER  Pianos $400 up.    Terms  PAINTS  READY   MIXED  OR  MIXED   TO  ORDER  Large Stock Wall Papers, Ingrain, Varnish, Tile, Pattern Papers. Burlaps  I  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 tour miles  from its junction with Five Mile Creek  and about four miles westerly from Lot  939, thence north 40 chains, thenee  west 20 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence east 20 chains to point of commencement,   containing  80 acres more  ��r leSS' GEORGE H. KING.  Alex, McKay, Agent.  Date November 29. 1910.  Take Notice that Addington P. Long,  of Vancouver, B.C., occupation cabinet  -nrakerrintends-to-applyfor-permission-  to   purchase   the   following described  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 ot  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 J__.  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 X)  chains, thence east 20 chains, to point  of commencement,   containing 40 acres  more or less. TrTMr,  FRED E. KING.  .    Alex.. McKay, Agent.  Date November 29. 1910..';    46-55;;  Take notice that Laura King, of  Chipman, New Brunswick, occupation  married woman, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following  described lands: ���  Commencing at a post planted at the  southwest corner and marked Laura.  King's sonthwest corner post and  about five miles. distant in a. northwesterly direction from the northwest  corner of lot 939 and at the head of a  small stream which empties into Siwash  Creek, 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 160 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 for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:    .  Commencing at a post planted at the  south-west corner and marked "Grace  F. King's south-west corner post," and  about two and one half miles westerly  from Siwash creek and about three and  ond half miles northwesterly from Lot  939, thence west 30 chains to point of  commencement, containing 80 acres  more br 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  south77thence���east~20��� chaihsy 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'' arid 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 cornerand marked ''Janet  McKay's north-east corner post,'' and  on Siwash Creek and in a northerly direction about two miles from north-west  corner.of Lot 939, thence west 80 chains,  thence'south: 80 chiains, thence east 80  ehains; ttiihee 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 arid about two miles west from  Siwssh Creek, thence east 80 chains,  thence uorth 40 chains, thence west 80  thains, thence south 40 chains to the  point of commencement, 'containing 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 cornerand marked "Larkin Burpee Briggs'  north-east corner post," and  about five miles distant in a  north-westerly direction from the  north-west corner of Lot 939 and  at the head of a small stream  which empties into Siwash Creek  about four miles north from its  junction with Five-mile creek,  thence south 40 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence north 40  chains, thence east 40 chains to  point of commencement, containing 160 acres more or less.   Larkin_Burpee_Briggs.   46-55 Alex.    cKay, Agent.  Dated November 28th, 1910.  Take notice that Elizabeth  Scott of Vancouver, occupation  widow, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  lands:  o Commencing at a post planted  at the north-east corner and  morked '"Elixabeth Scott's north  east corner post," and on Dry  Creek about three and one half  miles from its mouth, thence  south 40 chains, thence west 20  chains, thence north 40 chains,  thence east 20 chains to point of  commencement, containing 80  acres more or less.  Elizabeth Scott.  46-55 Alex.    cKay. 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-west 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.  pation actuary, intend to apply  frr permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted  on west fork of Otter Creek, at  the head of first canyon and  about one and one naif miles  from Lot 1775, intersecting Station K 1806, Rettle Valley R. R.  survey, thence north 80 chains,  thence west 80 chains, thence  south 80 chains, thence east 80  chains to point of commencement,  containing 640 acres more or less.  Walter Warren.  46-55        R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  Date, October 15th. 1910.  _Land_Act_  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  Division.    District of Yale.  Take noiice that Andrew Ross  of Calgary, Alta., occupation R.  R. man, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands, containing  640 acres.  Commencing at a post planted  about two miles of S. A. Brooks  pre-emption No. 457, on the west  branch of Otter Creek, B. C,  thence north 80 chains and intersecting station K 1748 of the  Kettle Valley railway survey;  thence west 80 chains, thence  south 80 chains, thence east 80  cnains to place of commencement.  ENDREWROSS,  By R. R. Chandlea, Agent  November 15th, 1910.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Yale.  Take notise that Chaales B.  Gordon of Vancouver, B. C, occupation stenographer, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a bost planted  about 100 chains east of Stephen  A. Brooks pre-emption No. 457  on wost branch of Otter Creek,  B. C, thence south 40 chains  and intersecting station K 1540  of the Kettle Valley railway survey, thence east 20 chains, thence  north 40 chains, thence west 20  cooins to place of commencement  and containing 80 acres of land.  CHARLES B. GORDON   By-R-Z  November 15th, 1910.  -onanuier.-Agenu  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land District.    District of Nicola.  Take  notices that. I,   Walter  Warren, of Toronto, Ont., accu-  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Yale.  Take notice that James J.  Warren of Vancouver, B. C.,  occupation R. R. man, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the following described  lands, contaiuing 640 acres.  Commencing at a poat planted  at the north east corner of S. A.  Brooks pre-emptiou No. 457 near  the west branch of Otter Creek  B. C, thence north 80 chains  thence west SO chains, thence  south 80 chains, thence east 80  chains to place of commencement.  J. J. WARREN,  By R. Z. Chandler, Agent.  Dovember 15th' 1910.  Mineral Act  Certificate of Improvement.  Forest Rose minera   laim,  s '  uate in the Nicola iiiningD  ision of Yale distr  .    Wh-  re  located:   Ten mile reek Nci th  Nicola, yy  Take Notice that I John  Clapperton, Free Miners Certificate No. 34765 B, intend, sixty  days from date hereof, to apply  to the Mining Recorder for a  Certificate of Improvement, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that  action, under section 37, must be  commenced before the issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 29th. day of November A. D. 1910.  Land Act  Nicola Land District.    District of'.;  ' Kamloops Division of Yale.      y  Take notice that 60 days  after da'te  Euphemia Beath of Vancouver, married  woman, intends to apply for permission  to   purchase  the  following  described  land:    Commencing  at the northeast  corner  of  Lot  1776,   thence  south.80  chains, thence east 80   chains,   thence  north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains  to point of commencement, containing  640 seres more or less. -">.  Euphemia Beath, Applicant.-;;'-  E. B. Tingley, Agenti  Dated January 28, 1911. 51-7   '~X  M. L. GRIMMETT  Barrister and Solic tor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  Barwick Block  Merritt  Land Act  Nicola Land District.    District of  Kamloops Division of Yale.  Take notice that 60 days after date  Alexander Beath of Vancouver, occupation Broker, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land: Commencing at a post  planted 80 chains north of the N.E. corner of Lot 1776, thence north 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence south 80  chains, thence west 80 chains to point  of commencement, containing 640acres  more or less.  Alexander Beath, Applicant.  E. B. Tingley, Agent.  Dated January 28, 1911. 51-7  Canadian  Pacific Railway  For rates and other information  apply to  R. P. WHEELER  Agent - Merritt, B.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  A. G. P. A.       Vancouver, B,  C. JO  _....-  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, February 17   1931  ie  inter  Even/: Line They Stock is a;Leader i  Fit-Rite Clotliiiig  is  equal   to   the   be  have  the  Agency   for  this  duly celebrated lihet    To be  the: well ^dressed  man buy  pit-RilteS Clothih^^^  your   furnishing  match.  Is becoming famous. The  citizens of Merritt and surrounding country have found  at last where it pays to deal.  Now is your time to join the  majority.    Buy  from  us as  urns  stock of -7^tim^^^  famous Scotch makers ^  Linoleu  Inlaid   is   the   largest   and  most  varied in   styles  ever  ::��eeh-;in;.Mem  ill  sl-_r��olr^*��  ._a I l___rYBi*i__ctnn_L_^i __���������������������.__. I-��^__#% ���_��-_>_J__J.1L _��__  -*-.__.__.���vm*����� s. v# *_>_�����m.o^m.m.^om.m.~CtlUJPlllC  best brands of everything to  be had in British Columbia.  There is no doubt thai  they are the best  and let us demonstrate  to you. It is a pleasure.  Our stock Is beyond question the most complete in  Merritt; Specially selected  for experienced buyers. Bar  irorij metals, pipe and all  jfittmsrs. Force and lift rbiim���*i  gasoline engines.     The best  of every thing.  DRY GOODS DEPARTMENT  This is rapidly getting filled up, New Goods arriving daily.    The  public are already asking us how we can afford to sell so cheap.  $  III  :m  I  I  I  NEW GOLLETT BLDG.  QUILCHEWI AVENUE

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