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The Nicola Valley News Jun 9, 1911

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 ��%  Legislative Library April  Vol. 2, No   17  MERRITT, B. C. JUNE 9,  1911  Price 5 Cents  The Dragnet  Does Its Work  Civic  And Brings Money to The  Coffera  Though but eight days of the  month of June have passed, the  city treasury has been enriched  by more than one hundred dollars  collected per medium of Chief  Brown and his assistant, Constable A. Strang. This represents  the fines imposed upon various  and sundry law-breakers and disturbers of the public peace and  that of His Majesty King George  V. So it is evident that the city  has an asset of considerable importance in the police department.  The past week has been a busy  one,  two men having been despatched to Kamloops,  there to  ponder upon the error of their  ,   ways and the value of a virtuous  life; various individuals have been  punished  for offences,  ranging  from "just plain drunk" to indictable offences.    The drunks need  not be refered to, for their fault  was only that they had gazed too  long and fondly upon the peculiar  tints contained in a glass of grog,  when examined under the light  .  of the lamps,  or the moon; and  thereby became light in the head  and heavy in the pedal department of their anatomical mechanism.  Oh Monday morning the city  magistrate was confronted by a  bum���technically known as a vagrant���an id a man who was charged wirih whisky and assaultp.the  "latter part of the charge referring to a vindictive attack up'ona  local painter.  The vagrant, Thomas McGraal,  failed to render a satisfactory explanation for his finantial embar-  rasment, and was also unable to  satisfy the bench of sincerity of  his intentions to turn over anew  leaf, seek fresh folds and pastures new and become a worker  and a valuable member of the  populace. Hen ce Magistrate  Morgan ordered him shipped to  Kamloops, there to become introspective and acquainted with the  functions of a pick and shovel,  during a period of two calendar  months.  Robert Erskine, the man char-  -ged=with=assaultrwas==convictedi  and ordered sent to Kamloops to  mentally discuss the advantages  of a well controlled temper.  On Tuesday night in the streets  of this city, under the light of  the moon and the electric lights,  Constable Strang was patrolling.  He met up with Phillip Sampson.  " Gimme a drink, will you ?"  suavely inquired the constable.  "Sure ! " said the Indian, tendering with polite alacrity, a well  filled flask of gin.  " Much obliged ! " said Strang,  and slipped the flask into his  pocket.  "Just come along with me,  will you ? " he asked, displaying  his badge to the amazed Indian.  * Needless to say he "came  along" to the police station,  where a number of local firebugs  ���beg pardon, firmen���were discussing the pros and cons of the  formation of an efficient protective system. It was a discussion  of the relative merits of fire and  water, and the persons who interrupted the proceedings were  concerned with fire-water.  Having seen his prisoner comfortably installed, the constable  went in search of the man who  supplied Sampson with gin.  One Rigton was arrested and  ���charged with supplying the liquor  and pleaded "guilty " before the  magistrate  in this country, he probably did  realise the seriousness -of his  offence. He was fined fifty dollars and costs, and at the"time of  going to press was trying to make  arrangements to pay the required  amount. Should he fail in this  he will be sent to Kamloops for  two months.  Philip pleaded guilty also and  was mulct in the sum of twenty-  five simoleons.  Another Indian was charged  with being in a state of intoxica-  and let off with a small fine.  The case of John Boch, arrested  at Spence's Bridge by Chief  Brown, came up for hearing, on  Thursday: morning and was adjourned for seven days by -the  magistrate. "''���<)��� ���  Not a,nticipatingc thatf^ there  would- be anything .untoward  about the adjournment; the News  was not represented at the.-hearing:. This morning we received  information -which leads "us to  think that the accused'was not  fairly treated, when the application for an adjournment was  made. We are investigating the  matter, and should we find that  such really was 'the case we shall  have no hesitation in^ denouncing  all concerned.  Under the Union Jack, somehow, there ever clings a sentiment in favor of  giving every  accused person fairplay.'   Other  nations are more and more, annually, realizing that the truest  and most effective justice that  prevails   in   the, world   obtains  where  the   British   sentiment,  whibfr'giye's the fairest treatment  to an accused person, is strong,  ���and presumes a defendant innocent until a judge or jury have  rendered a verdict against him.  If at any time a court so conducts  itself as to bring down a charge  of unfairness on that court, and  all concerned therewith, is guilty  of what is tantamount to maladministration   of   justice.     The  News loses money by the alleged  inability of the defendant in this  case to meet his obligations in  full; but the News means to see  fairplay accorded to any accused  person, and, as stated above, will  not hesitate to denounce what we  believe  to  be   anything which  savors of the unfair !  Coronation  Holiday  Royal Proclamation Fixes June  ���   22nd as Day of Rejoicing,  Vancouver, June 8th. (Special)  ���The Canada Gazette contains  the following proclamation for  June 22nd, next Thursday week':--  "Whereas Thursday the twenty-second day of June, in the year  of our Lord 1911, lias been fixed  for our coronation, and whereas  we are desirous that the said d��y  shall be observed as a day  of general thanksgiving and rejoicing throughout Canada.  Now, therefore know ye, that  we have decided by and with the  advice of our Privy Council for  Canada to appoint and set apart  Thursday, the said twenty-second  day of June, as a public holiday,  to be observed as a day of general  thanksgiving and rejoicing by all  persons throughout our Dominion  of Canada, all of which our  loving subjects and all others  whom these presents may concern and hereby referred to take  notice and to govern themselves  accordingly."  Vancouver June 8th:��� The  Pope has issued a special dispensation to the Roman Catholics of  the British Empire, removing the  ban against eating meat on Friday, June 23rd, on account of the4  Coronation festivities.  Bewley Chief  of Fire Brigade  Chosen   at    Meeting   in   Court  House Wednesday  Evening  The meeting last Wednesday  night when the chiefs of the  Fire Brigade and the Salvage  Corps were elected, was by far  the best attended to date. There  were quite a few candidates for  the offices but -B. Bewley and  Aid. A. Jackson were the final  choice of the members of the  brigade.  The committee appointed to  deal with the city council reported  progress as did the committees  on by-laws and organization.  Some of the aldermen appear  to think that the council will be  in a better positon to decide what  it can do in the matter of financial assistance after the question  of an assessment roll is finally  settled.  The committee to the council  conferred with representatives  of Vancouver concerns on Thursday morning as to the cost of  equipment and found their prices  very reasonable. They have communicated with two other firms  in Vancouver and will have a full  report prepared for the next couu-  cil meeting. -  Until further notice the Fire  Brigade meetings will be held on  Tuesday evenings.  the fall; that is to say. the track  should be laid and ballasted by  that time. There are twenty  miles of steel yet to be laid.  This morning President War-,  ren drove up the line of con- J  struction with Chief Engineer  McCulloch, of the Kettle Valley,  and will make a thorough inspection of the work done to  date.  Kamloops  Encampment  Valley Squadron of B. C. Horse  Arrived in Camp on Monday  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Gypsum to be  Developed  LOWER NICOLA JOTTINGS  In connection with theFarmers'  Institute,, the Hon. E. T. Judd,  Deputy Dairy Commissioner for  Oregon, lectured here on "Dairying," and M.'A. Jull, B. S. A., of  Victoria, lectured on "Poultry."  A very pleasant and interesting  evening was spent.  Harry Stumbles, of Merritt,  was down at his ranch on Sunday  last.  Mrs. Smith, of Spence's Br idge,  was visiting friends here last  Saturday.  Things were busy here last  Saturday night, with the soldiers  getting in shape for their twelve  days' camp at Kamloops.  The many friends of Miss Elsie  Strachan will regret to.hear that  she is leaving the valley tomorrow  morning. This evening/the staff  with whom she Has been working,  will tender her a farewell party  at the residence of Mrs. Kay.  Within the next few/^Ateeks  Adam Hunter, Archibald and  Tom Livingstone and G. Duncan  will leave for Scotland. They  have been employed for the past  Not being very longy 31? at th j Mid lie jboro Collieries.  Large Deposits on North Side of  City Are Worked  On Tuesday evening five hundred heavy sacks for containing  gypsum, powered and in lumps,  were shipped into the city to  Robert Henderson, the well  known owner of the large gypsum deposits, located on the  mountainside at the northern  boundary of the municipality.  This afternoon Henderson engagedW. Blue to assist him in  getting out the entire shipment.  The gypsum is to be shipped to  the coast to the Vancouver and  VictoriajCement^Works.^which  are to manufacture the gypsum  into the various commodities required for commercial use. There  will be about twenty or thirty  tons of gypsum in the first shipments and larger shipments will  be made should the first products  prove satisfactory. A matter  which the owner of the claims is  certain is unworthy of consideration, as he has had several experts assay and report upon the  qualities of the deposit, all of  which reports have been excellent. ..���������������  It is not the immediate results  which are of most importance to  the residents of this community  however, because even should  the coast firm contract for large  regular shipments the number of  men who would be employed  not be of as much value to the  city as another possibility which  should follow the announcement  of satisfactory results from the  earlier shipments. It is almost  certain that if cement works  management find that the gypsum is of prime quality they will  commence the manufacture of  the products iri this city, and  thus save the expence incurred  in the double handling.  Mrs. Baker of Ashcroft, isthe  guest of Mrs. Melville Baily at  the latter's home. Mrs. Baker  came into the valley last Sunday.  .TAKING THE CENSUS   .  4"��!*f "���*"' A;If Carrington completed the  work of taking the census of Nicola towards the latter part of the  week and came to this city on  Thursday. Nicola has one hundred-and ninety two inhabitants.  It is estimated that there are two  thousand people in the: confines  of this municipality, but in another three weeks we shall know  for a certainty the exact population. If there are two thousand  people Carrington will only be  able ,to say definitely after having asked seventy-three thousand  questions.  Mrs. George Cassidy's little  daughter .is reported to be seriously ill with pneumonia.   o <  ... J. A. McDonald went out to  Aspen Grove with C. L. Better-  ton during the week to investigate some mineral properties.  ���:���_ o .���;������  F. M. Elkins, well known in  the Boundary section, and now  one of the firm of Elkins Brothers, Vancouver, is spending a  few days in the city.  Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Cokely expect to leave for the coast at an  early date, Mr. Cokely having  been engaged to do some engineering work for the Canadian  Northern.  A. L. Palmer, of Kamloops, has  been appointed superintendent of  the Kamloops and Okanagan divisions of the government telephone and telegraph system.  Mrs.   A.   McGoran   and   her  daughter, Miss Bertha,~will leave  this city on June 24th for Salem,  Oregon, where they will spend a  fortnight's vacation.   o���������������  J. F. Peters, the new junior  clerk in the local branch of the  Bank of Montreal, arrived in the  city from Victoria on Tuesday  evening last.  MILITARY DESCIPLINE  When  the   B. C.   Horse was  passing through Nicola last Sun-  day=it=was=fbun d=that=Rt=Lain-  son, a member of Nicola troop,  was not to go to Kamloops with  the  squadron, having been refused   his   leave of absence by  the bank management.   Six men  were detailed to an-est him and  "bring   him   along."    He   was  hustled away and'three members  undertook to  dress him   in his  regimentals.     The other  three  modestly turned away while the  operation was in progress and all  wore a modest blush as they returned to the ranks. Now Prince  Gillum is laboring under the combined  offices  of    manager  and  junior.  K. V. R. R. CONSTRUCTION  The rough grading of the roadbed of the line up the Coldwater  will probably be completed within the next four months time.  Ten miles of steel, which- were  laid this winter, will be ballasted  within the next two months and  a half.  During the week the tracklayers were put to 'work on the  gravel pit,l.laying down the rails  for the gravel train and clearing  out a place for the steam shovel  to commence operations. It is  expected that the shovel will be  put to work, in the. immediate  future.  The first section of this road,  up to the Coldwater pass_-from  this city  should  be  finished  Sheriff Wood, of Kamloops,  arrived in the valley about the  middle of the week, accompanied  by the chief of police of the inland capital. They are reported  to be looking for an escaped  prisoner.  ���. ���e '    ��� ���-" ������  Joseph Graham, general man-  ager-of=the=Goal=Hill=Syndicate,=  went down to Viancouver qhtbusin  ness early in the, week and. is  expected back here tomorrow  (Saturday) night.   ��� -��:���;-.''. -���  Error:- An   error appears  on  the local page this week, it being  stated that: Mr. Phillips is with  the N. V. Meat Market.   In stead  of Phillips the name   should   be  Lewis.   o  NICOLA ROAD  As a.result of skilfully conducted negotiations by Superintendent Dan Sutherland, the  government is in a position to  expedite traffic along the main  road to Nicola, by straightening  out the crooks and unnecessary  curves on the road. The old road  dodges trees, even small ones,  stumps, and anythiug that looks  like an obstacle ; the new road is  being built as Alexander of Russia built the St. Petersburg-Moscow railway, butting down a  straight edge and telling the men  to go ahead. Messrs. A. E.  Howse, of this city, and Buscombe, ex-mayor bf Vancouver,  have ceded a large strip of their  joint property to m^ke the improvements, and foreman Dundas  will:;8oon have the cuts and fills  complete, and will be ready to go  onto! the road from Fish Lakes at  Aspen Grove. There are several  other improvements of roads to  be taken on  by Superintendent  Kamloops, June S (Special to  the News).���Somewhat weary,  but ready .for the fortnight's  training in the war game, Nos. 1,  2, 3 and 4 Troops of "D " Squadron of the B. C. Horse, Major C.  Flick commanding, arrived at.the  scene of the encampment on  Monday afternoon. Their first  taste of the discipline demanded  by the government was given to  them befcre they had left their  home towns, where a member of  the Nicola troop was arrested and  forcibly compelled to undergo/tBe  two weeks' training. Most of  them are tickled over the episode.  Six hundred troops, approximately, are under canvas, being  the combined strength of the  British Columbia Horse, the I04th  Regiment, the ISth Field Ambulance of the Army Medical Corps,  Major MacTavish, P.M.O.,- of  Vancouver, the Armstrong Inde-  pendentCompany and the sappers  and Gunners from Work Point  barracks, near Victoria. The  Okanagan squadrons of the B. C.  Horse made a forced march from  Vernon, reaching Campbell Creek  on Sunday evening, camping  there until early next morning  and reaching here in the afternoon. The squadron from Nicola  Valley camped at Shuswap Lake  late Sunday night and came1 on .  in next day.  Officers commanding are well  satisfied with the manner' in  which their men acquitted themselves on the line of march and  express the conviction that they  will show up to good advantage.  The members of the two infantry  regiments will especially benefit  by the setting-up exercises they  will have to go through while in  camp. *  Everything points to a most  successful encampment, although  no little inconvenience is being  suffered from the dust.  ~ GODEY CREEK ROAD  The following letter will  be  read with interest by all living  along?the-route=of=the=-propos^d-  Godey Creek road :���  Public [Works Engineer's Office, j  ��    *   ���'���"' -.    ' Victoria, 31st May, 1911.  Yale District.���Road, Codie Creek.  Sir,���      "v  ; Ref errri'ng to your letter of the 7th  of April, respecting the construction of  the Godie creek road, Mr.'-. Napier, assistant engineer of this department, reports that the proposed-road would  cost at least $12,000, and oneand a half  miles would be on a steady grade of  more than 10 per cent located in a deep,  rough, narrow canyon, subject to very  heavy snow drifts in winter time. He  also states that the existing road could  be improved and the maximum grade  greatly reduced for about $5,000.  Under these circumstances I may say  that we cannot proceed with the construction of the Godie creek road.  Yours obediently, ;  J. E. Griffith,  Public Works Engineer.  H. Priest, j  Secretary Merritt Board of Trade, j  Merritt, B. C. ;  ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH  by Sutherland in the near future.  CORONATION OP KING GEORGE V.  Sunday school picnic June 17th  to Lower Nicola.  Members of the congregation  are cordially invited to attend.  Concert in parish hall Monday,  June 19th,^at eight o'clock. Admission by ticket, fifty cents for  adults and twenty-five cents for  children.  June 22nd, date of Coronation,  special service at ten o'clock in  the morning.  I  .-p-i-l  ~\]  i  J; THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday . June 9, 19 ll  When a man has preforce to place a price limit on his  clothes expenditure* he'll find that limited appropriations carry a broader purchasing power when spent  in this, the Diamond Vale Supply Company, Limited,  store, than else where.     For instance, where else can  5  I  purchase clothing of such marked distinction of style  and  fine finish as these we feature in this announce-  Every C. N. R. suit embodies the cleverest  thought, the finest tailor work, for it is the creation  of a tailoring organization that is as good as the best  and better than the most.  Our stock is large and we have a varied range to select from.  We   also   take   special   orders I for  men who are hard  to  fit.  '*  e   have  received a J large shipment  of  Trunks^of  SBHS^f.  all sizes and prices:  Prices $6.00 to $12.  in great variety, in linen and leather lined.  14.50 to $12.  Telescopes from 75c to  GOODS        GROCERIES        BOOTS ANN SHOES        LADIES' WEAR       MENS FURNISHINGS       HARDWARE  i Friday, June 9, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  ill  XX\  .1 ;���������;��� I  i ELOW is a photograph of Quilchena Avenue, one of  the main business arteries of the City of. Merritt.  It portrays a busy scene, a scene which in the interior towns of the province, of the same age, is  not duplicated in British Columbia. It is Quilchena  avenue after the movement to Merritt has been under  way for less than a year; for the real settlement of this  city may be said to have commenced in- earnest less than  one year ago. Had this picture been taken twelve months  ago today it would have shown but nine buildings along  Quilchena Avenue, and none of the buildings in the immediate foreground of the picture would be shown���for  they were not there.  At present on this street there are no less than three  department stores, in which everything from a needle to  a barrow are kept in stock, three real estate offices, three  establishments which devote themselves mainly to supplying the dress needs of men, two hotels, one jeweler's  shop and a drug store; livery stables, bakeries, meat  market, restaurants, and���but space would not permit a  recapitulation here of the business houses occupying  Quilchena Avenue. Suffice it to say, that the foregoing  are a few of the businesses on the street. Let it be remembered that this is but one of the main arteries of  traffic through the city; parallel with this run Granite  and Nicola Avenues, all of which have their quota of  shops and other establishments.  Perhaps a better idea of the growth of this city in  the last year may be gained froiri^a glance at the back of  the envelopes which the Merritt Board of Trade had  printed a little over a year ago, on which were set forth  the rosiest available statistics of the city.  Merritt then contained five stores, three hotels, two  livery stables, one bank, two blacksmith shops, a sawmill, lumberyard, druggist, jeweler, courthouse, church,  school, harness shop, and butcher shop; and had an estimated population of 800 souls.  Today there are in this city six department stores,  three dressmaking and millinery establishments, three  establishments devoted almost exclusively to men's outfitting, four shoe repairing establishments, two banks,  four hotels and two lodging houses, four real estate  offices, a drug store, two lumber yards, photographers,  two newspapers, four churches, two pool and billiard  parlors, two barber shops, a bottling works, two bakeries,  one school building, which is too small to house the  the pupils,-, it being necessary to utilise two halls in the  city in addition; one hospital, an undertaker, harness-  making establishment, brickyard, four restaurants, a  steam laundry, a brewery, an electric light plant,.two  dairies, and numerous other business houses; and.the  estimated population is well over two thousand.  The government has let a contract for another school  building to cost Jen thousand dollars; the Nicola VaHey  General Hospital will- erect a twenty thousand dollar  hospital this summer; the Bank of Montreal's new residence for A. W. Strickland has just been completed at a  cost of $15,000 and is one of the finest bank residences in  B. C. The Bank of Toronto contemplates the expenditure of $35,000 on a bank building here. The Nicola  Valley Meat Market will expend $30,000 in enlarging its  premises. One department store will build a five thousand dollar addition to its premises. The C. P. R. has just  erected a four thousand dollar freight shed. The Dominion government has appropriated five thousand dollars for  a postoffice and customs house. A new bakery has just  been completed. These are a few instances of the faith  which the investing public have in the City of Merritt. In  addition the valley boards of trade have been able to secure what is probably the only exclusively passenger  train on a branch line of the C. P. R. in this province.  Evidently the business of the C. P. R. in the valley is  profitable,and greater prosperity is anticipated in the immediate future,  The reason for this splendid record of progress is not  far to seek. The city is in the heart of one of the greatest coal areas in the province and is surrounded by agricultural land which no less authority than W. E. Scott,  deputy minister of agriculture, has declared unequalled  or suprassed'in the province of British Columbia for the  farmer.  Harold Greig, the realty and financial and insurance  broker, who has had this photograph made for the purpose of advertising the growth of the City of Merritt has  one of the best equipped offices in the interior. By his  strenuous advocacy of the enormous potentialities of the  valley he has induced a host of fettlers to immigrate here.  The Okanagan valley is filled up now and the tide of immigration Is turning to the Nicola.  For the sportsmen this valley offers better opportunities than the eastern valley ever did. For the farmer  it offers unequalled opportunities. Thousands of acres  are fecund in wealth. In the lower valley one lumber  company is expending sixty thousand dollars in constructing a sawmill to develop the timber industry here and  will ship $o 'the great northwest and to valley points.  The Nicola valley offers more than a competence to  to the farmer, miner, merchant, lumberman, cattleman,,  why not investigate and grasp the opportunity ?  For full information in regard to this portion of the Nicola valley and Merritt, apply to  Morgan Building  Real Estate and Financial Broker.  Merritt, B. C  CHURCH SERVICES  ST.    MICHAEL'S   CHURCH  Trinity Sunday, June 11th.  9 a. m., Holy Communion.  11 a. m., Morning   Prayer and  Litany.  2.30 p. m., Sunday School.  7.30 p.  m.,  Evening Prayer in  Parish Hall.  Rev. T. Walker, Vicar.  The Rev. T. Walker will conduct service at St. John Baptist  Church, Nicola, at 3 p. m.  METHODIST   CHURCH  Services, Sunday, June 11th.  Merritt. ��� Morning   Service,  11 a. m.  Sunday School 2.30  Evening Service, 7 p. m.  Lower Nicola, 3 p. m.  Strangers always welcome.  Rev. C. F. Connor, b.a.,b.d.,  Pastor.  CATHOLIC CHURCH  Sunday, June 11:  10 a. m., Mass at Mr. J. Garcia's  residence.  2 p.  m.,   Catechism   and  Bible  History.  Rev. Jas. Wagner, O.M.I.  San Francisco, will preach on  Sunday morning at Nicola, at 11,  and in the evening, at 7.30, in  the Merritt Church.  PSESBYTERIAN  CHURCH  Rev. James M. Mclhvinnie, of  FIRE AT SILVERTON  The fire which occurred at  Silverton. on Tuesday morning  resulted in the death of five  people, Robert McTaggart, F. L.  Fairgrieve, Robert Fairgrieve,  and two men whose names are  unknown, but who are believed  to be Fin landers from Phoenix.  The fire started from an unknown cause at 2.10 o'clock, after  every one had retired for the  night, in the Windsor hotel and  spread with frightful rapidity to  the Victoria hotel nearby. From  the "Victoria the blaze jumped  about fwenty-five feet to a grocery store, which was soon gutted,  and then to Brandon's store building. The flames also destroyed  a number of Chinese laundries  and shacks to the rear of the  main buildings.  The damage is estimated at  $25,000, of which only $6,800 is  covered by insurance.  BOUNDARY ORE TONNAGES  Following are  the returns of  the output   of   the   mines   and  smelters of the Boundary district  for the week, ending May 25 and  the year to date :    ���.  ' ��� ���  Granby   455,241  Mother Lode.... 6636 144,635  Jack Pot  473 13,798  Rawhide  5220 85,463  Athelstan  225 1,409  Lone Star  397 2,042  Napoleon  662 2,390  Insurgent  162 162  Total    13,775   1,022,352  SMELTER TONNAGES  Granby  453,779  B. C Copper Co..  12,697       258,553  . ���Pioneer.  NO GERMS ON GOLD  Many wonderful scientific facts  and discoveries were exhibited  recently at the annual conversazione of the Royal Society at Burlington House. Among them  were specimens of the footprints  of early man, grains of radium  bromide giving forth a blue fluorescence, a model of the plague  flea as big as a rabbitt, and X-ray  photographs showing the internal structure of animals.  A new device, which can be attached to miners' safety lamps  was shown by Sir Henry Cunyng-  hame and professor Cadman. It  enables the presence of dangerous gas in the mine to be   detec  ted at once.  It was also show that on cer  tain, metals disease germs cannot  live.    Gold is one of these.  FOUR NEW PLANETS  It is believed by the officials of  the Transvaal Observatory that  four new planets have been discovered. So faint are the traces  produced by the light from them  that the photographic plates used  required four hours' exposure.  The same observatory recently  reported the discovery of new  planetoids in the vicinity of Jupiter.   Trade  Asaya-Neuroll^  THE     NEW    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-Nburaix" isand makes  possible this ��ure. It feeds the  nerves, induces sleep, quickens  the appetite and digestion; freedom from pains and buoyancy of  spirits result. $1.50 per bottle.  Obtain from the local agent.  GEO. M. GEMMILL,  Merritt, B. C.  WM. COOPER  General Contractor of Plastering  BRICK, STONE, CEMENT BLOCKS AND  GENERAL CEMENT WORK.  ALL WORK NEATLY AND PROMPTLY EXECUTED  PRESSED CEMENT STEPS, GRAVE STONES,  FENCE POSTS, ETC,  WEDDING BELLS  ARE RINGING  This means the purchase of wedding gifts. Let us help you  through our MAIL ORDER SERVICE.  We can give you splendid values in all lines of gift goods. In  sterling silver and cut glass we have everything manufactured  at the moderate pi ices of the manufacturer and the importer.  See our summer supplement.  Henry  Birks &  Sons,  Limited  Jewelry Mail Order House  Geo. E. Trorey, Man. Dir. Vancouver, B. C.  :'���.���}'! I  "i'f.'l  ������������ ifil  ..Wi  ,.m  ��� & '$  iS'M  '���I  m  m  If  ���P  *..fei  ���III  m  /if THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, June 9, i; 1911  Established  1817. Head  Office:    Montreal  Capital (all paid up) - - $14,400,000.00  Cash and Undivided Profits - $12,961,789.11  Total Assets       - $240,000,000.00  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING   BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  Branches in   the  Nicola Valley  MERRITT: NICOLA:  A. W. STRICKLAND. Manager. J. F. S. GILLUM, Acting Sub-Agent  An Ottawa paper suggests that  the west should take a breathing  spell before it contracrs a stitch  in the side. The idea is absurd.  We are too busy developing a  great and growing country to pay  any attention to side issues.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year   in   advance  Six months $1.00  PRANK M. COFFEE  J. W. ELLIS  Editor  Manager.  0��edol!ar per inch per month f��r regular advertising:. Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   S5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising 10 words for 25 cents  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract advertising.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PO, Box 20 Merritt. B.C  Phone 25.  H>12  PRINCETON'S   JEWELS  Additional  interest is  lent to  the discovery of diamonds in the  Similkameen district by the arrival in  British   Columbia. of a  noted diamond expert from Kim-  berley,  South Africa,  who will  make an exhaustive examination  of the  locality in  which  these  stones have been found and will  report upon the prospects of successful  development.     There is  no reason in the world why British: Columbia should not possess  diamond mines.    She has pretty  nearly everything else and the  discovery that she  was rich in  precious   gems   would complete  the list of her attractions.    It is  said, !too, that the conditions in  the Similkameen are not dissimilar to those at Kimberly, which  might indicate the presence of  diamond stones.  What with the probability of  diamond mines and the l'ecent  discoveries of what are confidently believed to be rich deposits  of gold in the neighbourhood of  Hope, there should be considerable activity in mining development during the present summer.  In other localities, too, both in  the interior and in. the northern  districts, evidences of gold are  constantly being found in hitherto unexplored places. It is not  to be supposed that there can be  such numerous evidences of these  _dep^its_withoatJ;here=being=sub-  starrcial quantities. There is no  reason at all to suppose that the  placer mining of British Columbia  was exhausted by the returns  obtained from the bars of the  Fraser River and the creeks of  Cariboo, or that the discoveries  at Rossland and in the Boundary  country were the richest that the  province could offer in gold-bearing ore.  Experienced miners who have  spent years in South Africa and  Australia after looking over the  field in British Columbia have  come to the conclusion that the  gold resources of this province  have hardly yet been touched and  that the coming years will see  immense development which will  place British Columbia in the  front rank as a gold producer.  the problems of the Pacific are  seldom looked at as a whole. Yet  the  balance of power in  these  waters has changed considerably  during the past decade, and that  to the disadvantage of Britain'.  The British navy has beeri more  concentrated   in    home   waters  owing to the exigencies of European events ; in the Pacific it is  less in evidence than it was.    On  the other hand, the United,States  fleet is far more in evidence than  ever before, and this must be regarded as a constant factor in  Pacific politics ;   the ��� California  coast needs protection,   and the  influence of the United. States in  the Pacific   has   been   growing  steadily.    Equally so, or almost  equally so, has that of Japan.-and  it is this latter.fact, coupled with  the   gradual   weakening of,,..the  British in the Pacific, which "has  led to the demand for an Australian navy of exceptional strength.  Japan, even more urgently than  Germany, is indeed of expansion  of territory and overseas commerce, and she is actively pursue  ing those aims.    We,are accus-  Lightning struck a church in  an Eastern town and there was  nothing left of a picture hat worn  by a woman, sitting where the  electric current entered, but the  wires. There is a chance for  some enterprising milliner to design a bonnet that will be insulated as well as artistic.  To check the exodus of school  teachers to the west the Ottawa  education department has passed  a regulation that no new certificates will be issued before the  applicant has taught a year in the  province.' Lure of a larger salary  and the prospect of a marriage  certificate will render hull and  void any departmental restrictions of a constitutional right.  Cipriano Castro, the erratic ex-  president'of Venezuela, is reported to be growing restless again  and threatens to return and attempt to overthrow the present  government in the country which'  his rule made notorious. The  clause in the immigration regulations pertaining, to undesirable  citizens is likely to frustrate his  ambitions in this respect.  ed polenta, a porridge made of  boiled grain. Polenta is not,  however, allowed to''granulate"  like Scotch porridge or like the  Austrian sterz, but is. boiled into  a solid pudding, which is cut up  and portioned out with a string.  It is eaten cold as often as it is  hot, and is in every sense the  Italian's daily bread.  A variation of polenta, called  mamaliga, is said to be the favorite food of the poorer classes  of Roumania. Mamaliga'is like  polenta, in that it is made of  boiled grain, but it is unlike the  latter in one important respect  ���ths grains are not allowed to  settle into a solid mass, but are  kept distinct, after the fashion  of oatmeal porridg.  WANTED  The man who took the Sand-  screen from Coutlee's Yard, to  return same at once to William  Cooper.        ,      ...'..-���     .:  Nicola Lodge  No. 53' meets in  Reid's Hall  the- sec o n d  Tuesdayofeach-  rnonth, at 8. p-  m.   Sojourney.  ing brothers cordially invited.  M. L. Grimmett,       Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary;  Incorporated  SiraGTH   OF  THE  1855.  Toronto  lies in its proportionately large Reserve Funds,  its long experience and steady growth, the ability  and  high  standing   of   those   who   conduct  its  affairs,   the  soundness of  its   loans and  investments, and its large resources.  The Managers of the Bank are pleased to offer the up-to-  date facilities of this well known institution to all who have  banking business to transact.  Paid-up Capital   -  Reserve Fund  $4,000,000  $4,944,777  Nicola Valley  =Dea  Tcrsir  Poultry, .Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of-  Strictly High Grade Delicious  The experiment of substituting  a gramaphone for a stenographer  was tried in a Montreal court last  week. The machine recorded the  proceedings accurately, the humorous  remarks   of   the   learned  , , ���   , .       counsel  being   reproduced with  tomed-,to speak of the teeming unimpaired freshnessand origin-  milll0nS.?LCh1^ aTnd Ind1?' but ality.    All that is now required  to simplify legal procedure is a  n. L. (iRIMHEtttL.Bl  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public   . .      ; ���  ''>-.' iJ'  'Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  PROBLEMS OF THE PACIFIC  Considerable  interest will be  taken in the remarks which Sir  Joseph Ward  has   been making  regarding  British policy in the  Pacific ocean.    Many of our politicians, who do not follow foreign  affairs very closely,  seem to be  quite unconscious of the fact that  the polical situation in the Pacific  has altered very greatly of recent  years ; and while we are sometimes guilty of focussing too much  attention on the Near East, with  its racial and religious questions,  the population of Japan is more  dense than that of either of those  countries.    China has only about  100 people to the square mile of  territory ;   India   has  211 ;   but  Japan has 336���more than three  times denser than than the population of China, and not far behind Belgium, the most- densely  populated state in Europe, with  580 persons to the square mile.  Japan  is  therefore*' tife^'Asiatic  country  where the pressure-of  population is most acutely felt,  and we should expect her people  to be active colonizers, even if the  facts did not abundantly prove it.  As a matter of fact,  they are  swarming out in all  directions;}  There are already 72,000 of them  in the Hawaiin Islands, there are  24,000' of "them in   the  United  States, 13,000 in Chili.and Peru  and 10,000 or 12,000 in -British  Columbia, and wherever they go'  they carry a passionate devotion.  f^Mi"r*Tiative~lancl_ahH_its rule, I  which might well be imitated by j  other nations  ��� .....  ��� It is easy, therefore, to understand Sir Joseph Ward's point of  view with regard to the' Pacific.  The weakening of Britain, is, of!  course, more apparent than real,  and we need not treat seriously  those critics who hold that the  day of British influence in the  Pacific is over ; an overwhelming  naval force need not be permanently on the spot to be successfully exercising its power. After  all. the British fleet in the English Channel protected Australia  and India a century ago. But  British power will not again be  supreme in the Pacific until the  Australian fleet it built.  device that will automatically record the verdict of the jury.  Lero j; ������- S��, -Cokely  DOMINION  &   PROVINCIAL-  SURVEYOR  Fresh  Fish  always  oh  hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  Manager  Subdivision Work a Specialty.  Colonel to be  Reprimanded  ��� <  Reported   Adversely on Soldier  Because of His Jewish  Parentage  'Washington, June 8.���President Taft created something 'of ai  sensation -inv. army circles to-day  when Col. Joseph Garrard, U. S.  A., commanding the cavalry, post  at'Fort Mever, was reprimanded  by the^ secretary"';oJ; .war, under  'orders^of^resident Taft, for re  porting adversely on. an application-of a soldier to take the 'examination for promotion to commissioned grade on the ground of  ".J ewisrTparentage.  The young soldier involved in  .the controversy is Frank -Bloom,  a private in battery F of the  third field artillery, who is now  on duty on,the Mexican frontier.  It is stated that Col. Garrard's  objection to Bloom entering the  commissioned officer's ra"hk was  because ' 'few communities where  Jews are received are desirable  socially."  Office over Bank   of  Montreal,  MERRITT, B. C.  PHONE'24  Nicola Valley  Transfer Company  TRUCKING AND DRAYING  A SPECIALTY        .  . . . DEALER IN . . .  Lumber, Lath, Lime, Cement  Hay, Groin and Feed  We have just received a shipment of clocks and have on  hand the following:  Mantle Clocks $2.50 to $14.00  ���    Office Clocks $10.50 to $12.00  Kitchen Clocks $3.00 to $.500  Rustio Clocks...; $10.50 to $12.50  Onyx Clocks $9.5u to $12.00  Gilt Clocks $2.50 to $3.00   ���'.-'.���'  SIMPSON'S JEWELRY STORE  y- Agent for Waterman's Pens and Edison Phonographs.  Rear Diamond Vale Store  Coutlee Ave. Merritt  Commander Roper resents the  charge that the men in the Canadian navy are subjected to a  Banting diet. With five meals a  day there should be no Oliver  Twist cry for " more "from the  young tars.  - King George has made .the grey  bowler hat the fashionable male  headgear in London. It is a sensible innovation. No headpiece  is properly equipped without a  reasonable proportion of grey  matter.  BREAD NOT   STAEF LIFE  There are regions wherein the  poorer clases of peasantry eat  little or no,bread. Baked loaves  of^bread are practically unknown  in ma,ny parts of Southern Austria and Italy' and throughout  the Agricultural district" of Roumanian  It is said that in the .village of  the Obersteiermark, not far from  Vienna, bread is never seen, the  the staple food being  sterz,   a  kind   of   porridge   made    from  ground-  beech.- nuts,    taken   at  breakfast with fresh or " curdled  rnilk, at dipner.. with   broth' or  fried lard, and with  milk again  .for supper This dish is also known  as heiden, and takes the place of  bread not only in  the   Austrian  district named, but in many parts  of the Tyrol.  In Northern Italy the peasants .  affect a substitute for bread call-1  i     \ . ....  .. -���    ��� ���   ��������� J  ^hould'EcToflEe^best. ThejolT  department of The News can  guarantee you this.; y  Train leaves 12135 dajly for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.40.    ;������  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada .and United States.  Accommodation reserved  and complete passage booked to any part of Great  Britain. For rates and sailings apply to .  P. H. PUPPER  Agent:.        ���-������"    Merritt, B. cX  '; Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  ss^s^oW  .ckaor  General  Passenger  Agent'  f';-'  That trade-mark is widely advertised for YOUR protection. When you see the name JNYAL,'S on a family  remedy  you   can   be   quite   sure of   three   things,   viz:  First���-Pure ingredients scientifically  compoimdec  Vancouver, B.C.  at  its   beneficial effects  been pawen. ���  Third���That we know the formula and  ...' your doctor may know it too.  Nyal's Family. Remedies arc .made by a house with a solid reputation of pye'r.'half a "century. The formulas are all exceptionally  good���-very similar to what-'your doctor would prescribe. We know  what's in all'- Nyal's  Remedies. ' That's   why we recommend them.  I  Anything you  *   buy  with the name  ^  Sold and guaranteed by  will   give   you  entire  satisfaction.  225a Friday, June 9, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  "Gemmill & Rankine Have It"  Webb's and Lowney's  We are specialists in high grade confectionery.  As a result of such specializing we have gotten  together the nicest; stock of goods ever shown  -here. The stock is fresh, well chosen, and is  kept clean.    The price will suit your pocket,  Gemmill & Rankine  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Alf. Goodisson was in the  city  on business during the week.  Chief Brown went up to Kamloops with two prisoners during  the week.  J; Murray was down from the  Mamette Lake district during the  week. J. Bamfield of the same  district was also in town on business. ,'.".  Invitations have been sent out  announcing that the marriage of  Miss Mary Ross to David Coupland  will take place on the evening of  Tuesday, July 11.    Mr. Coupland  is well   known   locally,   having  resided in the valley for a year.  The   bride-elect   is  coming   out  from the old country, and will be  chaperoned on her arrival here  by Mrs. A. Cassidy.    The young  couple are both from Maryhill,  Glasgow.    The marriage   is   to  take place in St. Michael's Parish  Hall,  and! the Rev.   T.   Walker  will officiate.  Empress  for  Sharp razors; and Clean Towel.  -Brown & Durham's. 52tf  " John Boch made a hurried trip  to Spence's Bridge on Tuesday.  He returned the same evening.  Mrs. Boch went to the coast  early last week.  W. Cooper went down to Victoria on business last Saturday  morning.  William Carter came down  from the line of construction during the week.  The police department netted  the.city near five hundred dollars  in fines during the month; to be  exact the amount of fines and  costs was $497.50.  The many friends throughout  the valley of Walter Keeble, the  genial host of the Baillie hotel at  Lytton,*'will regret to hear that  having- completed the sale of his  hotel to Hugh, McGuire, formerly  of Aspen Grove and the Boundary country, he will shortly leave  for   England to join  his   little  children,   whom he sent to the  old country last year to stay with  his mother.   Though wishing him  God-speed there are many along  the   mainline  and  through  the  Nicola Valley who will be sorry  to see him depart.,  m  We have secured the exclusive agency for Empress  Shoes for Merritt, and we are now in a position to fill  the long felt want via a good fitting shoe with lots of  style as well.  When we say the  makers of the Empress Shoes are leaders in women's footwear we are Simply  stating a fact.  If you examine this "Empress" Shoe,  you will notice the last has a short  appearance, the instep arched with a steel  support.  We have the Agency for  "EmDress Shoes for  Women  The verdict of the  The name "Empress" stands highest  as representing the last touch of distinction  in Canadian shoes for women. Note the  short vamp.  We are one of 500 Agents who sell the "Empress"  women who have already bought  this shoe is  "The best fitting shoe yet."  J. J. Warren, president of the  Kettle valley arrived in the city  on Thursday evening.  G. Phillips, formerly connected  with the Bank of Montreal, has  accepted the position as casheir  and book keeper for the Nicola  Valley Meat Market.  The addition which H. Priest  is having made to his residence  is almost completed.  Messrs Gillum and Rush, of the  Bank of Montreal at Nicola, were  in town the latter part of last  week. /.vv-,;y /.,.-, .,...^.y.  T. D. Coin's, of Portland, Oregon, arrived in the city on Tuesday evening to join his wife who  is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. K.  Ward at. their home on Voght  street.  Best Electric Massage always  on tap at Brown & Durham's  barber shop. 25tf  On account of changes in the  Surveyor-general's. department,  at Victoria, all provincial survey  parties have been recalled: but it  is expected they will be sent out  again in the hear future.  The oldtimers and pioneers  the valley have been waxing reminiscent this week,jand the ten-  derfeet have been  pricking   up  their ears for grains of wisdom  and tales of the "good old days  The cause of it all is the visit of  J. B. Greaves, the former owner  of the Douglas Lake cattle ranch  now held by a Vancouver  company, who has returned to  visit  the scenes of'his strenuous youth.  He arrived in the valley on Tuesday evening and went up to Nicola then.    In company with William Bent and Jack Clark he visited this city and noted progress.  .Rev. C. F. Connor, the new  pastor of the Methodist Church,  preached his first sermon in this  city on Sunday evening.  The chartered accountant who  advised as to the books to be  used in city accounting charged  $30 dollars for the advice.  The News regrets to have to  record the death of the nine  ^months,old=baby=of=Mr^Mrs?Gil-  derdale, of Collettville, which  occurred early last Wednesday  morning.  Mr. and Mrs.. Herbert Green,  of Stockport, near Manchester,  England, have arrived in the city  and intend to make this place  their home. Mr. Green spent  several years in Australia and  South Africa.        ^  Messrs Lappen and Corson are  said to have paid thirty thousand  dollars for the Dominion hotel in  Kamloops. They took possession  early in the week and announced  that they intended to make many  improvements in the near future  The PALACE  BAKERY  Having added an Ice Cream  Parlor in connection with our  bakery we are now in a position to serve the public daily  with  ICE CREAM  Different Flavors.  ALSO  SOFT DRINK  Different Flavors.  t   .  Remember also that we make  a specialty of all classes of  pastry work, and our bread  when once used always brings  a new customer.  E. L DARRAH  Proprietor.  Next door to J. S. Morgan  Quilchena Avenue,     Merritt.  G. S. Meiklejohn, formerly  editor of our contemporary, departed for the coast on Saturday  morning. He stopped off at  Hope and Yale en route and  gathered material for publicity  work which he will make his  forte in future.  Jack Hunter, who worked for  William Schmock when he first  came here, and who, for the past  four months has  been working  at the  Merritt   hotel   assisting  Mine Host McGruther in dispensing hospitality, left for Vancouver on Thursday morning's train.  The wanderlust was on him and  he had to go.   During the past  ten years he has seen  a ' great  range of this continent  and the  Pacific'Islands.    He was  in  the  Sandwich Islands for about two  years and later joined the rush to  the Klondyke, being among the  first cheechakoes who penetrated  to the Keokuk.    He engaged  in  placer mining   there   for some  STAR CAFE  Following is the menu for next  Sunday's dinner at Steel and Falconer's well-known restaurant:  Soup: Puree of Tomato.  Salad: Chicken in Mayonnaise.  Fish: Fillette of HalibutFartare.  Boiled:    Ox    Tongue   Piquante  Sauce  Entrees:   Veal  cutlets,   breaded  Tomato Sauce, Strawberry compote.  Roasts:  Prime  ribs  of beef au  Jus,  leg of pork with dressing,  stuffed spring chicken.  Vegetables:    Mashed   potatoes,  string  beans.  Dessert: Deep Rhubarb pie, green  apple pie, steamed raisin pudding  brandy sauce.  Tea or Coffee.  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto.  Quilchena Ave . ��� Merritt  Corporation City  Any person desiring the position of  POUND KEEPER  can obtain information relating to fees  9tc., from the City Clerk.  Applications for the above position  will be considered at the next council  meeting, June 12th, 1911.  '������ H. PRIEST,    -  ,.'   City Clerk.  KINNEAR-KENNEDY  On Monday evening at eight  o'clock^ in the residence of Mr.  Robert Brown, of this city, the  marriage of Miss Charlotte Kin-  near to Mr. William Kennedy  was solemnized by Rev. Father  T.   Walker.    Miss Jessie Arch  il   &   ���~   ^  ~ , ibald and Mr. J. Kennedy   acted  years and later took to trapping | as bridesmaid and best_man_re^  While in the capital this week  William Cooper spent several  days renewing acquaintanceship  with the many oldtimers of this  fvalley who are living there at  present. He states that he will  rush the work on tne new school  house and it should be ready for  occupation by the time school recommences after the summer  vacation.  for furs.    Later he ��� moved   into|spectively  the Atlin country, and later still    joined the rush into Stewart last  spring. As soon as that town settled down to routine business Jack  pulled his freight and came here.  He has left now and states  that  he won't return unless someone  finds gold on some of the creeks  in the  valley.    Who   knows but  that he may return at any time?  Albert Welch, Hugh Fraser, and  Dr. Curtin and Joe Food saw him  off at the train.  An advertisement in the News  will bring the business.  Tenders Wanted  Notice to Contractors  Tenders are invited for the erection  of a new Hospital Building, frame, at  Merritt, B. C, for the Nicola Valley  General Hospital. Plans and specification may be seen at the offices of the  architect in the Loo building, Vancouver, and the Beckman building,  Kamloops, or on application to Thomas  Priest, Secretary to the Hospital at  Merritt, B. C.  Sealed tenders with a marked cheque  for an amount'equal to five per cent  of the tender to be delivered to Mr.  Thomas Priest, Drawer G, Merritt, B.  =C.,_no_t_later_than=W-ednesday^June-  21st. 1911, endorsed "Tender for  Hospital Building."  The committee reserve   the   right to  reject the lowest or any tender.  S. B. BIRDS, A.R.I.B.A.  Architect.  :mc y.  at Lower Nicola  Under the   auspices   of ,  the Methodist Church  Coronation  Day  June  22,   1911.  SPORTS  GAMES, Etc,  Rigs will meet train.  Dinner 12 noon  50 cts. and_25_cts   i;?i  I'il  *m  -Sj'i  Come and h  ave a good time.  God Save the King.  Saturday last being ihe King's  Birthday, and a public holiday,  quite a number of people took  advantage of the respite from  business and went out camping.  Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Boyd and D'A.  Costigan and C. Houston went  up to Mamette Lake on a fishing  trip. They had splendid success  and returned home oh ''Sunday  evening. Harold Greig's aiilo-  mobile made a new record for  the 22 miles on the way back, one  hour and ten minutes.  Shorty Fessler grew reminiscent the other night and aroused  the interest of his friends by his  reminiscnences of the Indian-:  fighting times of '82 in what was'  then the Territory of New Mexico. His description of the murder of. Captain Cooney, while engaged in mining on Mineral creek  near the confluence of that creek  and the San Francisco river, by  the redskins, was particularly  interesting.  Howard Lawes was in the city  during the week.  A  car of  Split  Cedar Post  arrived.     Another  coming  carload   of   Fir   Pickets,  reasonable, at  s just  Also  Prices  Next Thursday week no stores  or..tho post-office in the city  will j  be open for business. I  The Merritt Lumber Yard   ANDREW McGORAJV, -  PROPRIETOR������ THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday. June 9, 1911  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  FIXTURE SHOWROOMSr-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  W. H. COWAN  HORSESHOEING  AND GENERAL  BLACKSMITHING  All Work Guaranteed  Pirst Class  Cor.NICOLA AVE. and CHAPMAN ST  Geo.   McDonald  BOOT AND SHOE MAKER  Repair Work a Specialty  Let me fit you out with a pair of  Superfine Rubber Heels  Both for Ladies and Gentlemen.  Plumbing and  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP��� Repairing of  oil kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything . you wish  to buy.  Kennedy. &  Cunningham  NICOLA AVENUE  VOGHT STREET  NEAR DEPOT  DAILY   STAGE  SERVICE  A stage will leave the erritt  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.  Harness and  Q  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  Agent   for   endelsolm   and  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola ... Merritt  Commercial  Hotel  NICOLA  for a good  square meal.   Best   of  accomodation and comfort  Rate $ I.SO per day  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The choicest of Beef, utton, etc., always on hand  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP,^Prop.  Merritt Livery and Peed Stable  Saddle Horses, and Single and Double Drivers  on Shortest Notice.  Good accomodation for horses. Express meets  all trains.    Buggies for hire.  A. J. COUTEE, Prop.,  Merritt, B. C.  G.A.Hankey&Co.  LIMITED.  Real Estate and Insurance  Okanagan Lands  All Classes of Investments Placed.  Head Offices: -      - Vernon, B. C.  W. A. BARNES  Contractor for Painting, Paper Hanging and  Kalsomining.  All Work Guaranteed Pirst-class.  MERRITT,  B.  C.  THE AIM OF PHILOSOPHY  Knat's third question was:  What may I hope for? To some  this will appear the most important of them all. Knowledge will  be conceded te be of value; duty  will be admitted to be important;  but without hope we would be in  a bad case indeed. "While there's  life there's hope" is an old saying  and one might almost state the  matter the other way about, and  say that while there's hope  there's life. But hope in the  sense in which the word is used  by Kant is more than longing,  more than mere expectation. It  means what we may reasonably  believe will be the consequence  of what we do. Hence it must  be founded upon knowledge and  be buttressed by a consciousness  of duty performed. It takes no  account of chance. It must be  above all things reasonable. A  man may hope that the logical  and necessary results may by  some happy combination of circumstances not follow from his  actions, but philosophy has no  concern with such an idea.  In thinking about hope from  the philosophical point of view  all consideration of wnat is regarded a3 divine inspiration must  be abandoned. Philosophy can  only deal with known or demonstrable facts. It cannot trust to  what are matters of belief or opinion. But it has the whole range  of human experience and observation from which to ascertain its  facts, and it may resort to the  utmost possibilities of logic in  reaching its conclusions. For  example, While it may be true-  it is not asserted that; it is true-  that no person has ever received  unquestionable evidence that  death does not end individual existence, we have, on the other  hand, no reason to believe that  anything which has ever existed  becomes non-existent. We do  not know what our individuality  is, It cannot be seen, weighed  or measured. It is discernible  only by our consciousness. We  know we are. Each person is as  conscious of the existence of his  own personality as he is of anything else. We know phisically,  that is, by observation and experience, that we are born, grow,  are sustained by food, that our  bodies are built up and decay by  reason of the operation of certain  chemical laws, and that we die  when the operation of these laws  has been interupted; but we also  know that our personality exists  apart from this series of chemical  reactions, which we call life. By  some process the nature, of which  we are as yet ignorant, our per-  sonaiity^findsexpression-through  our physical being; but we are  conscious that it is distinct from  our body, that it is something  more than the effect of chemical  processes. This consciousness of  individual personality establishes  its existence in the only way that  the existence of anything can be  established, for human consciousness is the basis of all knowledge.  Being, then, conscious of individual existence and knowing that  nothing is ever annihilated, at  least as far as our range of observation extends, we may reasonably conclude that our individuality will never be annihilated.  One may, therefore, reasonably  hope for an existence after the  change called death. Indeed, it  seems as if the burden of proof  rests upon him who asserts that  such an existence is impossible  and that death ends all.  But may we not go a step further ? We know there are cer-  certain laws of physical existence,  laws which govern material  things, from the Universe as a  whole to the smallest conceivable  particle of matter. It seems  reasonable to believe that the  sphere of existence to which our  personality belongs is not lawless, and if this is the case, then  the perfect development of our  personality depends upon our observance of the laws that govern  it. Hence it seems to follow that  the nature of. our existence as  individuals depends upon the  manner in which we observe such  laws. If this is correct, we may  then reasonably hope for a continued existence of our personality, or individuality, under ideal  conditions. These things form  the ultimate goal of hope, and it  seems as if we need not fix any  limit to its possibilities.  Hope has, however, much to do  with daily life, and we will add  to our chances of happiness if we  endeavor to make our hopes  reasonable. What is the object  at which we all aim ? Perhaps  it can be best described as success. But there are various  measures of success. Nowadays,  if one may judge from much of  what is written, the hallmark of  success is $.  What then is the test of success ? There is perhaps none  that can be given except our  own consciousness. If we feel  we have succeeded, that is all we  require., We can, all reasonably  hope for this consciousness of  success. We can all attain it by  living in accord with the laws of  our physical and spiritual being.  "Seek ye first the Kingdom of  God and all things will be added  unto you," said the Divine  Teacher. Let us restate this in  the language of daily life. But  first let us ask of what does the  Kingdom of God consist ? Is not  the reasonable answer that it is  that which is the result of the  operation of the laws which regulate existence ? We are are within the Kingdom of God when we  live in consonance with the laws  of our physical and spiritual  being. When we have done this  "all things" will be added unto  us, not everything, but "all  things." All things will work  together for pur good. Though  in what has just been said the  language of scripture has been  employed, it is used- simply because of its applicability and not  because it may possess divine  sanction. It is used because it is  the reasonable and therefore the  philosophical summary of the  laws of human conduct and the  consequences following from  their observance.  What then, may we as philosophers hope for ? We may hope  to live in accordance with the  laws of our physical and spiritual  being, to find all things contribute  to our happiness and for a future  existence that will leave nothing  to be desired. The foundation  and buttress of this reasonable  hope are knowledge acquired and  duty performed.  =��oar=Kidasys=  Working Properly?  It Will Pay You Well to Make Sara  There's been a lot of "guessing" about  rheumatism and rheumatic pains generally, but you can be dead sure that little  pain across your back came from decreased kidney action.  The kidney's duty is to filter the blood  ���take out the impurities collected by  the returning blood stream���do it just  like absorbent cotton in a funnel filters  the impurities from polluted water.  When the kidneys are not working you  are bound for one of two courses���Diabetes and Bright's Disease or Rheumatism, Lumbago and Sciatica. The former course is usually fatal, and the latter  always painful, but you need not have  either, as they both can be easily prevented.  The very best prescription for all kidney troubles is Nyal's Stone Root Compound. It is no "patent" medicine,  but a scientific prescription composed  of Stoneroot, Buchu, Juniper and other  remedies of proved value. More than  that, it has been proved by thousands  who have had jjlad relief from its use.  There's nothing quite so miserable as  the dragging results of sick kidneys.  You are trifling with your own future  when you neglect so simple a precaution,  as a pleasant home treatment with Nyal's  Stone Root Compound when results are  so certain.  It   soothes   bladder   irritation,   gives  Jrou rest and comfort at night, and makes  ife once more enjoyable.  The kidneys, liver and bladder are all  dependent upon one another, and Nyal's  Stone Root Compound is particularly  designed to help them all.  Sold and Guaranteed by  Gemmill & Rankin,    -   Merritt.  'Swi*"'''"  Ono for each everyday iwBmoBtt  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  (COUNTRY-JUST OPEJTCD.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  . KUnTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  The Star Restaurant  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.  Phone 37  P. O. Boz 7  Clarke  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF  All kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  All Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt Factories.  Fleming  Building Contractors  SPECIALTY:   Plastering  and  Concrete Work.  Estimates on all lines cheerfully given.  P. O.Box 50.  Merritt, B. C  erritt Hote  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  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.  I AM THE MAN  you want to see.  LOOK  at my goods and  NOTICE  my prices  J. S, .Morgan & Son Friday, June 9, 1911  THE NEW CHINA  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  A friend of mine says a writer  in the Times, has just returned  to Peking from Yunnan by way  - of Burma, sends me the following  interesting note on the condition  prevailing in that part of Yunnan  which adjoins  British territory,  and to it he had added a reference  to the Chinese in  Burma,   with  whom he has had recent opportunities of intercourse. He writes  with exceptional knowledge, having been stationed in Yunnan in  an   official  position * for several  years.  ' 'Even in far western Yunnan  the desire for reform and the  idea of patriotism are penetrating.  The disappearance of opium  ��� from the province can only be  dascribed as wonderful.   Prohibition has caused less distress to  the agricultural population  than  was generally anticipated. From  the  beginning,   the   cultivators  were wise enough to recognize  that the officials were in.earnest,  and, abandoning opium, they turned their attention to the possibilities of less profitable crops���  chiefly buckwheat and different  varieties of beans���with encouraging results.    Everywhere the  soldiery are being regularly drilled on more modern methods; an d  in place of the old style, slovenly  dressed ruffian,   wearing a coat  that was once red,   and armed  with an  umbrella and an opium  pipe, who formerly acted as escort to the foreign travellers in  Yunnan, one now gets an alert,  active individual, who carries a  Mauser rifle of recent pattern,  and knows more or less how to  use it.  "But the change that will tell  most for the good of the province  is the spread of the educational  movement.     In   the   Tali   and  Yungchang   Prefectures   many  new schools have  been opened,  where teaching, is being conducted on new principles.   Formerly  any dirty little-cubicle served as  a schoolroom, and a crowd of unkempt youngsters, presided over  by an ill-paid, bespectacled pedagogue, produced appalling discord  by reciting���at the top of their  voices and each in a different key  ���passages   from   the   Classics.  Now one enters a spacious, well-  lighted room, with orderly rows  of desks, where sit the boys poring more or less silently over their  tasks.    Only five   years   ago   a  Yunnanese girl who could read  was a rarity, one who could both  read and write a phenomenon.  Now, in every town one or more  buildings bear outside the legend  in Chinese,   'Elementary School  for Girls,' and any morning one  may meet bevies of little maidens  ==bound=thitherrciadin=iongrdgriP  blue gowns, and with their hair  in neatly plaited queues.   None  but girls with natural feet are  admitted to these schools���a sensible rule which the officials are  determined to maintain.    For the  foot-binding custom is dying hard  in Yunnan.    There are two simple reasons for this.   In the first  place, none of the women of the  hill tribes���who are regarded as  savages   by   the   Chinese���bind  their feet.   Again,   all  families  with   any pretentions  to social  rank own one or two slave girls  who strict custom���based on convenience ��� demands   should  go  barefooted.     If,  therefore, the  Yunnanese mother continues to  practise foot-binding, it is chiefly  with the idea of distinguishing  her daughters from her handmaids.  "Other reforms are also being  instituted. In the larger towns  there is usually some sort of  police force; the streets are  lighted after dark ; and the sanitation is being studied with useful results. Nor is the material  welfare of the people being overlooked. At Yungchang, for example, experiments in cotton-  planting, the seed 3 for which  were obtained from India, Egypt  and the United State s, are being  carried out under official auspices,  and improved methods of cult-  vation gene r a 11 y  advocated.  There is also an institution for  teaching    the    manufacture   of  straw braid, arid samples that 1  haue seen compare favorably with  the    best   Shantung   varieties.  Genuine interest is being taken  by the officials at Tengyueh to  encourage the native silk industry.  They have imported cocoons  from Manchuria and are successfully rearing the wild silkworm  on the oak scrub which is indigenous in the locality. Of course,  the prosperity���both present and  future���of West Yunnan is largely  bounp up with that of Burma ;  for it is essential that the farmers  of Yunnan uplands should have a  ready market for their spare produce.   A light railway between  Bhamo,  in Burrnah, and Tengyueh,   in   China,   would  greatly  assist trade, and would pay,1 I  venture to think, from the commencement.  "At the time of the Mahom-  medan    rebellion     in   Yunnan  thousands of Chinese poured into Upper Burma.   Many of these  took   to    themselves    Burmese  wives,   and   settled   down     in  Mandalay, where they have prospered exceedingly,   as   they   do  everywhere under  fair  government.    Into Lower Burma there  is a sterdy influx of Chinese   by  sea, coming mostly from  Amoy  or Canton.    They are very numerous   in   Ragoon,   where   they  form the richest  and   most   in-  fluental section of the community  and where they are treated with  the respect which they have commanded by half a century's   excellent behavour and good   citizenship.    Many of   them   are of  mixed Chinese-Burmese parentage and have never visited China.  But iri Canton and Amoy whence  their  fathers    came,    are   the  graves of their ancestors, which  is equivalent to saying that they  are bound to China by the strongest ties.    It is, indeed, surprising  to find with*whatsentiment" arid  affection the Chinese in   Burma  regard the land of their fathers.  One sees/them of ten referred to  as loyal (British) subjects; they  should be more truthfully regarded as highly desirable and public-  spirited citizens.  "The   reform   movement   in  China is being closely: followed  by the better-informed Chinese  of Rangoon.   At the time of my  visit the'doings of the Tzu Cheng  Yuan   (Senate),   in   particular,  were exciting the keenest interest.   Every imperial decree and  official  change   or   shuffling  of  posts were the subjects of intelligent criticism. ;   The proposed  boycott of British goods, which  was then being discussed in the  it would be unwise for them to  discard the queue. Its disappearance might bring in its train certain inconveniences, such as the  being confused with some other  and less law-abiding of the many  peoples who go to make up the  population of Rangoon.  The fact  of being a Chinese in Rangoon is  sufficient   to   ensure   a  certain  amount of respect from, for example, the native police, so that  ���irony of circumstances���there  is, at any rate, one country where  the queue   is   the   emblem   of  liberty and equality."  Application for Liquor License.  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty  days after date, at the first sitting of  the LicenseCommissioners for the City  of Merritt, application will be made  for the grant of a license for the sale  of liquor by retail, in and upon the property to be known as the City Hotel,  situate on Lots 18 and 19, Block 14, in  the City of Merritt.  Andrew Hogan, Applicant.  Dated 5th May, 1911.  _o_  FINED AFTER  FOURTEEN YEARS  A man named Rogers was  charged at High Wycombe England with being drunk and disorderly in May, 1897. He went  away fourteen years ago without  answering the charge, and only  returned last month. The magistrate ordered him to pay 9s.  costs.  WATER   NOTICE  I. George Murray of Nicola, Land owner, will  on the Twenty-eisrhth day of May, 1911 apply to  the Water Commissioner at Nicola for a License  to take and use One cubic foot of Water per sec.  ond, from Sawmill Creek and Spring:, situated  North of the N. E. 1-4 Sec. 22. in Nicola Land  District, Kamloops division of Yale District. The  Water is to be taken from a point at or near the  said Spring, and used for Domestic and Irrigation  purposes on Lot 181 and the N. E. 1-4 Sec. 22 Tp.  19 11-15  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale District.  District of Nicola.  Take notice that Margaret M. Grimmett, of Nicola, B. C, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted one  mile west of the northwest corner of  Lot 1779, thence west one mile, thence  south one mile, thence east one mile,  thence north one mile to point of commencement.  Margaret M. Grimmett.  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  March 12th. 1911 8-17  mile to point of commencement.  Thomas Evans.  Alonzo B. Roberts. Agent  March 26th. 1911. ,10-19  WATER NOTICE  NOTICE.  PUBLIC NOTICE  is  hereby given  that, under the authority contained in  section 131 of the " Land Act," a regulation was approved by the Lieutenant-  Governor in Council fixing the minimum  sale  prices  of first- and  second-class  lands at $10 and $5 per acre respectively.  This regulation further provided that  the prices fixed therein should apply to  all lands with respect to which the applications to purchase were given favorable consideration  after  the date of  said regulation, namely April 3rd, 1911.  Further notice is now given that by  virtue of a regulation approved by the  Lieutenant-Governor in Council on the  10th of May, 1911, that the regulation  dated [the 3rd of April, 1911, be held  not to apply to applications to purchase  vacant Crown lands which were received by the Assistant Commissioners of  Lands on or before the said April 3rd,  1911, and in respect to which the  required-deposit -of fifty cents"per"acre  had   been   received  by said   Commissioners on or before the said April 3rd,  1911.  ROBT. A. REN WICK.  Deputy Minister of Lands.  Department of Lands,   .  Victoria, B. C,  16th of May, 1911. 15-19  Notice is hereby given that an application will  be made under Part V. of the " Water Act, 1909,"  to obtain a licence in the Kamloops Division of  Yale District.  (a) The name, address and occupation of the  applicant: O. M. Revelle, farmer. Lower Nicola  B.C.  (b) The name of the lake, stream or source [if  unnamed, the description is]: North Fork of Eight  Mile Creek.  (c) The point of diversion: About three miles  above the Main Forks.  (d) The quantity of water applied for [in cubic  feet per second]: Two.  (e) The character of proposed works: A ditch.  (f) The premises on which water is to be used  [describe same] : My pre-emption.  (s) The purposes for which water is to be used  irrigacion.  (h) If for irrigation describe the land intended  to be irrigated, giving acreage �� 160 acres of  mountain land.  (k) This notice was posted on the second day of  May, 1911, and application will be made on the  second day of June, 1911.  (1) Give the names and addresses of any riparian  proprietors or licensees who or whose lands are  likely to be affected by the proposed works, either  above tr below the outlet: Mrs. W.Saxon, Lower  Nicola, B. C��� and James Neville, Merritt, B. C.  Signature : O. M. REVELLE.  P. O. Address : Lower Nicola, B. C.  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.     District of Nicola.  Take notice that Sarah Hills of  Toronto, occupation spinster, intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described  lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  about 3 miles east and 20 chains  north of the northeast corner of  Lot 1137, thehce north 80 chains,  thence east 40 chains, thence  south 80 chains, thence west 40  chains to point of commencement.  Sarah Hills.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911. 10-19  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.     District of Nicola.  ^ Take notice that Julia Ord of  Montreal, occupation married  woman, intends to apply forpermission to purchase the following  described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  at the northeast corner of Lot  1137,   thence   south   one   mile,  thence   east   one   mile,   thence  north one mile, thence west one  mile to point of commencement.  Julia Ord.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 25th. 1911. 10-19  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Benjamin  Hills, of Toronto, occupation  traveller, intends to apply for  permission $> purchase the following described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  about three miles east and sixty  chains north' of the northeast  corner of LotfH37, thence north  one mile, thence west one mile,  thence south0one mile, thence  east one mile to point of commencement."  Benjamin Hills.  Alonzo U. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911. 10-19  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.     District of Nicola.  Take notice that Lewis Ord of  Montreal, occupation engineer,  intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  at the northeast  corner of Lot  1137,   thence   north   one   mile,  thence east one mile, thence south  one mile, thence west one mile to  point of commencement.  Lewis Ord.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 25th. 1911. 10-19  WATER NOTICE  I, Johnny Holmes, of Douglas Lake, in the  Province of British' Columbia, give notice that,  on the 14th day of June, 1911, I intend to apply to  the Water Commissioner, at his office in Nicola,  for a license to take and use one cubic foot of  water per second from Spahomin Creek in the  Kamloops Division" of Yale District. The water  a to be taken from the stream about two and a  half miles up the Creek from Douglas Lake, and  is to be used on a part of the Indian Reservation  situated, near applicant's house, for irrigation  purposes.  JOHNNY HOLMES. Applicant  in  connection with   th��  frontier  incident,   left  They could  the fuss was  papers  Pienna  them   indifferent,  not see what all  about Some opined that a boundary commission would be necessary, and expressed a hope that  the Chinese government would  select competent surveyors for  the work.   They considered that  the time is now past when any  illiterate old general, without even  a rudimentary knowledge of such  matters, may be entrusted with  the delimitation of the frontier  between    two   great   empires.  Another topic of interest was the  status of Chinese in the Dutch  colonies.     The   Chinese   I   met  seemed   keenly   to   resent  the  wrongs of their countrymen in  Java and Sumatra, and talked of  starting a subscription in aid of  a movement towards securing for  them fairer treatment from the  Dutch authorities.  "Altogether, I was much impressed by what I' saw of the  Chinese in Burma. One rather  curious circumstance dwells in  my memory. I notice that? the  queue-was generally worn, and  inquired of some Chinese friends  what they thought of the rjiove-  ment that was on foot in China  to discard this so-called badge of  servitude. The purport of the  reply was that unless they adopted some equally distinctive dress  Application for Bottle License.  PUBLIC SERVICE ACT.  The Qualifying Examinations for  Third-class Clerks, Junior Clerks and  Stenographers will be held at the following places, commencing on Monday,  the 3rd July next:���Armstrong, Chilliwack, Cumberland, Golden, Grand Forks,  Kamloops, Kaslo, Kelowna, Ladysmith,  Nanaimo, Nelson, New Westminster,  North Vancouver, Peachland, Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmon Arm, Summer-  land, Vancouver, Vernon, and Victoria.  Candidates must be British subjects  between the ages of 21 and 30, if for  Third-class Clerks ; and between 16 and  21, if for Junior Clerks or Stenographers.  Applications will not be accepted if  received later than the 15th June next.  Further  information,  together with  application forms, may be obtained from  the undersigned.  P. WALKER,  Registrar, Public Service.  Victoria, B. C, 27th April, 1911.   12-18  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Grace Johnston of Montreal, occupation  spinster, intends to apply for  permission to%purchase the following describjs& lands:���  Commencingat a post planted  about 2 miles .east of the northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence  north one mild, thence west one  mile thence south one mile, thence  east one mile1 to point of commencement.  Grace. Johnston.  Alonzo !B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911.       ���.'      10-19  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.     District of Nicola.  Take notice that R. Ernest  Johnston of Montreal occupation  engineer/intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following decribed lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  about 2 miles east of the northeast corner of Lot 1137, thence  south one mile, thence west one  mile, thence north one mile,  thence east one mile to point of  commencements    "':-  ��� R. Ernest Johnston.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911. 10-19  Municipal Clauses Act, 1906.  NOTICE is hereby given that the  undersigned will apply to the Board of  License Commissioners for the City of  Merritt, at its next sitting, for a retail  bottle license to sell liquors by retail on  he premises occupied by him as a store  on Nicola Avenue, and known as Lot E.  Dissrict of 125.  Dated 11th May, 1911.  J. A. Menzies.  Application for Bottle License.  Municipal Clauses Act, 1906.  NOTICE is hereby given that, on the  14th day of June next, application will  be made to the Board of License Commissioners for the City of Merritt, B.C.,  for the grant of a retail bottle license  for the sale of liquor by retail in and  upon premises to be erected on Quil-  cheria Avenue, Merritt, B. C, upon  lands described as Lot 5, Block 18,  D.'L. 125.  Dated this 10th day of May, 1911.  John Boch, Applicant.  Application for Bottle License.  Municipal Clauses Act, 1906.  NOTICE isiherebv given that on the  14th day of June next application will  be made to The Bdard of License Commissioners for the city of Merritt, B. C.  for tiie grant !6f a Bottle license for the  sale of liquor, under sub-section 3 of  section 175 of the above Act, in and  upon the premises known as J. S. Morgan's store situate on Quilchena Avenue  Merritt aforesaid upon the lands described as Lot 7 Block 17 D.'L. 125.  Dated this 9th day of May, 1911.  Joseph Food, Applicant.  NOTICE  PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given  that, under the authority contained in  section 131 of the " Land Act," a regulation has been approved by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council fixing the  minimum sale prices of firsta^d second-  class lands at $10 and $5 per acre, respectively.  This regulation further provides that  the prices fixed therein shall apply to  all lands with respect to which the  application to purchase is given favourable consideration after this date, notwithstanding the date of such application or any del ay that may have occurred  in the consideration of the same.  Further notice is hereby given that  all persons who have pending applications to purchase lands under the provisions of sections 34 or 36 of the "Land  Act " and who are not willing to complete such purposes under the prices  fixed by the aforesaid regulation shall  be at liberty to withdraw such applications and receive refund of the moneys  deposited on account of such applications.  WILLIAM R. ROSS,  Minister of Lands.  Department of Lands,  Victoria, B. C, April 3rd, 1911.  8-16  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of YaJe Land  District. District of Nicola.  Takenotice that Lacey R. Johnston of Montreal, occupation engineer, intends to apply for per-  missionto purchase the following  described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  about^threeyTmiles eastTand~60  chains north of the northeast  corner of Lot 1137, thence south  one mile, thence west dne mile,  thence north one mile, thence  east one mile to point of commencement.  Lacey R. Johnston  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911 10-19  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice tnat LeonardEvans  of Vancouver, occupation piano  tuner, intends to apply for* permission to purchase the following  [ described Ian ds:���  Commencing at a post planted  near the southwest corner of Lot  1137, thence west one mile, thence  north one mile, thence east one  mile, thence south one mile to  point of commencement.  Leonard Evans.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 25th. 1911. 10-19  All changes tor advertisements ap  pearing in the Nicola Valley News,  must be in the hands of the print  crs no later than Wednesday night  No guarantee can otherwise be given  that tho ohamrea will be mad*.  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Marjory Evans  of Vancouver, occupation married  woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  about 2 miles east and 20 cnains  south of the northeast feorner of  Lot 1137, thence south 60 chains,  thence east 60 chains, thence  north 60 chains, thence7 west 60  chains to point of commencement  Marjori Evans.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911. 10-19  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale District.  District of Nicola.  Take notice that Martin L. Grimmett,  of=Nicolaj=B;=G.Y=occupation=barrister,=  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted one  mile west of the northwest corner of  Lot 1779, thence south one mile, thence  east one mile, thence north one mile,  thence west one mile to point of commencement.  Martin L. Grimmett.  Archibald W. McVittie, Agent.  March 12, 1911 8-17  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of-Nicola.  Take notice that Thomas Evans  of Vancouver, occupation Gentler  man, intends to apply for per-  mission to purchase the following  described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  at the northeast corner of Lot  1137, thence north one mile,  thence west one mile, thence  south one mile, thence east one  Land Act Notice,  Nicola Land District  Kamloops Division of Yale  Take notice  that I  Perley Russell  of  Princeton, occupation clerk, intends to  apply for permission  to purchase  the  following described 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'"'  thehce 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.   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 640 acres  more or less.  Alex\nder Beath, Applicant:  E. B. Tingley, Agent,  Dated January 28, 1911. 51-7  it! a  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, June 9,  1911  IT PAYS T  EAL WITH US.  THE ONE ERICE DEPARTMENT STORE  i  3  We aim to sell goods  to a standard���not a  price.  There  are no  vehicles made in America to surpass them.  the best���get a Studebaker.  Your business demands  All kinds of Pelt  and  Wool Mattresses  Rockers/  Tables/Etc  at the closest prices  WHEN YOU  ASK FOR  r  PEABODYS'  OVERALLS,  IF YOUR LOCAL DEALER  SAYS  HE HAS  ?     "SOMETHING JUST AS GOOD'.'  COMPARE THEM. NOTE THE  FIT.MATERIAL.WORKMANSHIP,  ANDYARDAGE;NUMBER OF POCKETS  OF THE OVERALLS.ALSO ON  THE COATS NOTE THE GAUNTLET.  CUFF, AND THE UNIFORM BAND  COLLAR.ANDTHEN 1FTHE"JUST  AS GOOD"GARMENT STANDS THE  COMPARISON,BUY IT BY ALL  MEANS.      BUTMARKYOU,  THEY WONT STAND A CAREFUL  COMPARISON.  WE ARE THE AGENTS  =\  FOR  PEABODYS'  GUARANTEED OVERALLS.  E  of every description  SCREEN DOORS  WINDOW SCREENS,  OILS and  VARNISHES.  The most complete  in Merritt.  Our stock of Groceries is fresh and of the highest quality.  We aim to serve you best.  In Boots and Shoes we are receiving new shipments frequently in lines that are the  nattiest and most up-to-date.    Call and inspect them, you don't need to buy, but get  our prices and make comparison.;  HOWSE BLOCK  Always come to us if there is something you can't get anywhere else--We will have it.  QUILCHENA  AVENUE  DEPARTMENTAL STORE.      THE ONE PRICE  m  I  W  yl


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