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The Nicola Valley News May 26, 1911

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Array tegjsiative Ass,  EVfi^?HSS!*^ew  Vol. 2. No   15  MERRITT, B.C. MAY 26,  1911  Price 5 Cents  Vigorously  Protesting  Boards of Trade  Want  Direct  Passenger Service  At a joint meeting of a committee from the Nicola Valley  Board of Trade and the executive  of the Merritt Board of Trade,  held in the offices of M. L. Grimmett last Tuesday afternoon, the  members went into the question  of transportation in this valley, at  some length, and in the end the  letter which appears below was  drafted and forwarded to G.  Bury, general manager of the  X>C P. R., at Winnipeg.  A. E. Howse dwelt at considerable length upon the necessity  for adequate transportation service in this valley, pointing out  many instances of discomforts  which are attendant upon travelling here at present. G. B. Armstrong dealt with the question of  telegraph service. He cited an  instance in which a commercial  traveller sent a telegram to him  from Salmon Arm, asking him to  reserve a room for him at an  hotel. The telegram was not received here until a day after the  arrival of the traveller.  Messrs. A. N. B. Rogers, A. E.  ���7 Howse, G. B. Armstrong and M.  L. Grimmett were appointed a  committee to draft the letter to  Mr. Bury, and the secretary of  the Ideal board was instructed to  communicate with Mr. Fletcher,  in Vancouver, in regard to tele-  ^.graph service.      ..  Merritt, B. C.  May 25th. 1911.  G. Bury Esq.  General Manager C. P. R.  Winnepeg, Man.  Dear Sir:  RE TRAIN SERVICE IN NICOLA  ."  '    '      VALLEY  At a joint meeting of the executive of the Merritt Board of  Trade and a committee from the  Nicola Valley Board of Trade,  held in Merritt on Tuesday afternoon, the following resolution  was unanimously adopted and the  undersigned appointed a committee to take the matter up with  yourself:  "Whereas in the past the Mer-  ^ritt=^aha==the==Nicola==Valley=  Boards of Trade have repeatedly and unsuccessfully applied  to the district and general superintendents of the C. P. R.,  Messrs. Graham and Busteed of  Vancouver, forjthe inauguration  of a direct passenger service between Spence's Bridge and Nicola, displacing the present combined freight and passenger service now in operation:  Therefore, be it resolved, that  this joint meeting is unanimously in favour of appealing direct  to Mr Bury; and, failing success  in that, to take the matter before  the Railway Commission and endeavour to obtain some satisfaction for the residents, in and visitors to this valley."  In further explanation, Mr.  Bury, we would state that the  distance between Spence's Bridge  and Nicola is forty seven miles.  At present it takes the combined  freight and passenger train from  three and a half to four hours to  make this trip; the train leaving  Spence's Bridge in connection  with the transcontinental train  from Vancouver at 5 p. m. and  reaching Merritt (though rarely  on time) at 7.40 p. m.; remaining  here thirty minutes and then proceeding to Nicola, reaching the  latter point, if on time, at 8.30  p. m. Thus when passengers  arrive here it is too late for them  to get their meals at hotels  as you will readily appreciate  this service entails considerable  inconvenience to the travelling  public.  The freight and passenger  traffic on this line is heavy and  profitable to your company, and  we believe that the residents of  this valley are entitled to better  accommodation atyourcompany's  hands. We ask that a direct  passenger service be established  immediately.  Aside from the fact that at  present the mixed train takes out  from 500 to 700 freight tons per  diem, the near approach of summer introduces a new factor, viz.:  live stock shipments. You will  understand that it is not the most  pleasant way to travel to be  hauled behind a carload of cattle  at ten miles per hour.  We also wish to direct your attention to the fact that this line  is subsidized by thegovernment,  and that some of the residents of  Merritt and Nicola gave your  company large tracts of land to  encourage your company, with  the distinct understanding that  your company would do everything in its power to foster the  development of your line and this  valley. We feel that this part of  your obligation to the people of  the valjey has not been satisfied  as it should haye been.  We are communicating with  you, Mr. Bury, to satify you that  we are not desirous of antagonizing your company. But we believe that we are entitled to what  we ask for, and we do not wish  to be compelled to take the matter-  up with the railway commission,  believing that by appealing to  you 'personally we shall effect  redress.  In conclusion we wish again to  impress upon you the urgency for  immediate action in this matter.  We would appreciate it if you  would wire the Secretary of the  Merritt Board of Trade what  action you will take in this matter  Thanking you in ancipation,  We are,  Yours truly,  G. B. Armstrong  A. E. Howse  A. N. B. Rogers  M. L. Grimmett,  Committee.  Man Killed  By Rockslide  Charles   Miller  Crushed  Under  Steam Shovel on K. V. R. R.  Shortly after half-past nine on  Wednesday evening last Charles  Miller, a pitman working on the  steam shovel between Camps 4  and 7, was buried under a slide  of loose rock and gravel.   When  he was dug out the only mark  found on his face was a heavy  bruise on the point of the jaw.  It is believed that he was rendered unconscious by the blow on  the jaw and smothered under the  dirt.    His legs were sticking but  of the pile after the slide came  down.    Only the day before,he  had warned a fellow workman, a  new hand, against the danger of  slides of a bank under which the  steam shovel was working.   Dr.  Tutill convened a coroner's jury  yesterday afternoon, and a verdict of accidental death was returned.   The jury added a rider  recommending that in future all  cuts made by shovels be at: a  smaller angle, to eliminate as far  as possible the danger of a recurrence of the tragedy of Wednesday evening.   The unfortunate  victim was only thirty years old.  Many men along the line of  construction will regret to hear  that Fritz Poulson, formerly a  contractor on the Kettle Valley,  who worked here last fall, has  died in the Sister's hospital at  Spokane, Wash. Poulson worked on railway construction in the  west for over twenty years,  having been at one time a subcontractor on the construction of  the Canadian Pacific.  Mr. Meiville, manager of the  Nicola properties of the B. C.  Horticultural Estates company,  who have such extensive irrigation works at Walhachin, returned  to Nicola from London, Eng, on  Wednesday evening.   ������O ! '���  Ed. Godley who has been for  some time past working for the  Nicola Pine Lumber. company,  Organizing the  Fire Brigade  The dog tax by-law has gone  into effect and every citizen who  owns, or keeps without owning,  a dog, must pay the dog tax. The  city clerk gives a brass tag showing that the tax is paid, which  must be attached to the dogs collar. If you haven't a good strong  collar the tag may break off, so  you had better see Barwick the  harness maker who has a large  stock of stout collars.  NEW C. P. R. STATION  To urge the necessity of a proper railway station here the city  council will wait upon the super--  intendent of the local section, bf  the C. "Pi R.,; Mr. Graham', when  he next visits the city. The  growth of the company's business here has rendered the present quarters entirely inadequate  to handle it satisfactorily, and it  is believed that the request of the  council will be readily acceded to  by the company.  Wednesday was a day of picnics in the valley, and several  parties were made up from local  residents, who journeyed to the  cooler spots in search of pleasure.  Ten-mile Creek proved an attraction for one party, who managed  to secure about two dozen small  trout for their return. In the  party were Mesdames Boyd,  Tupper, Kerr and Rankine ; the  Misses M. and I. Seaton and Rankine ; and Messrs. Boyd, Tandy,  Flanagan, Costigan, Phillips,  Rankine and Houston. Dr. and  Mrs. Tutill were to have been in  this party, b'utunfortunatelythey  missed connections''���'..and went  farther.up the creek than the  main body.  at Canford, has left that company  and is going to work at Quilchena.  He has been in town for the past  four days.  ���    -o  Leroy S. Cokely, .who has completed the survey of the English  Church Cemetery, at Nicola, went  to Vancouver on business this  morning. He will return next  Monday evening.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Perry Brooks  is   visiting  daughter, Miss L. Brooks.  his  INDIAN ACT  John Wade was fined fifty dollars and costs this morning for  giving a drink of whiskey tp an  Indian. The case came up before  the city magistrate, and M..L.  Grimmett appeared to prosecute  for the Crown. The whiskey was  given in a horse trade. The interesting feature of the case was  brought out when the conviction  was recorded and prisoner asked  for time in which to pay the fine.  A letter was produced from the  the deputy attorney-general, in  which he specifically directed that  in all cases coming under this act  fines must be paid immediately,  no time being given for collection  of the money. In the event of  the fine not being paid upon the  date on which the conviction is  registered the alternative sentence must be immediately enforced. Indian Harry was the  informant in the case.  Sharp razors, and Clean Towel.  ���Brown & Durham's. 52tf  Hugh -Fraser arrived Jn^town  from the Coldwater on Thursday  evening.  Jas. Bamfield of Mamette Lake  was in town at the latter end of  last week.  William Cooper will commence  the erection of the new school  building early next week.  William McNeil returned from  his copper properties at Aspen  Grove on Thursday afternoon.  The Triangle Ranch, at Quilchena, with Mr. and Msr. Frank  Jackson as host and hostess, was  the scene of another happy picnic  party, composed of residents of  this city.    D.  Munro's tally-ho  and Archie Jackson's runabout  were requisitioned to carry the  picnickers.    The party left this  city shortly after nine   in   the  morning  and   returned   in   the  evening.   The cool shades of the  great trees on the Triangle made  an ideal camping spot and in no  small measure contributed to the  success=o��the=dayr=Among those  present were Mesdames Ransom  and Forsyth ; Misses Bryden, Z.  Palmer,  A.  Whitmore,   Bertha,  Doris  and Hilda McGoran ;  A.  Jackson, G. F. Ransom, E. Jones,  A. Carrington, A. Little, and F.  Jackson and D. Munro. Numerous  children completed the party.  Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thomas returned from their honeymoon  trip to the coast on Thursday evening. King Dodd telegraphed  ahead that they were coming and  there was a good crowd at the  station to welcome their arrival  to their home.  Mrs. Hirsch, of this city, is  staying with Mrs. S. E. Roberts  of Nicola. She will be the guest  of the latter for a few days.  On Thursday evening at Nicola  Frank Weir sustained a badly  fractured jaw when trying to  catch a horse, he being mounted  himself. In bending over the  loose animal the latter suddenly  threw up its head catching him  on the side of the jaw and breaking it. He was brought to this  city this morning and Dr. Tutill  and I attended to him.  Rev. Father Wagner O. M. I.,  parish priest for this section, arrived in town on Thursday evening. He is looking into the construction of the new Catholic  church, which is now well under  way.  Charles Graham, superintendent of the Nicola Valley Coal  and Coke Company's collieries,  returned from Vancouver on  Thursday evening. He went to  the coast to confer with his principals in regard to the new tipple  which is to be erected here.  The pretty meadow, where the  Coldwater turns into the Nicola  Valley, was the scene of a large  party of picnickers on Empire  day. The hall at Middlesboro  was the scene of a dance in the  evening. Starting out with early  morning the picnickers reached  their camping ground before the  sun was well overhead, and camped by the river until evening  closed in; then they returned to  Middlesboro and spent the rest  of the evening dancing. Mesdames McBeth, Smith, Thompson  Pryde, and Brown acted as chaperons for the party. Others there  were Misses| Mar riot, Brookes, Strachan, Thompson, McKenzie, Smith, Brown, Stephenson  and Anderson (2); and Messrs  Daniels, Mentes, Griffiths, King,  McBeth, and a few others.  HORSWELL  born:���To Mr. and Mrs. Hors-  well, of this city, on Saturday  afternoon at two o'clock, a son.  Mother and child are both doing  well.  INDIAN FINED  Indian Harry, a young aboriginal from Chelous reservation, was  fined thir ty dollars and costs, by  Magistrate Morgan in the. city  courthouse this morning.    .    .  He was captured after a hard  ride last evening by Constable  Strang. When he was being  brought into the police-station he  tried to drop a small flask partly^  filled with whiskey." Chief Brown  observed him, however, and took,  the bottle as evidence.  .. He was soon convicted, admitting in evidence that he had had  the whiskey and drunk it.  '  ' 'A NOVEL FEATURE  The Northwestern .Register  Company Ltd, of Winnepeg, has  just completed the installation of  a novel combined advertising  display-settee library in the reading room of the Coldwater hotel.  The settee is twelve feet high  and seven and a half feet wide.  The upholstering is of number  one hand bucked leather, and  between each book case there is  seating capacity for three people.  The , advertisements, which set  forth the businesses of all the  merchants of the"cityrare=dlever-  ly painted in colours on glazed  china. The whole is set off by  five large coloured chandeliers,  reflecting the lights frcm the electric lamps to the book of a  reader or to a writing desk. The  ensemble greatlv enhances the  beauty of the reading room and  has attracted a great deal of attention, particularly from visiors  to the city, who scrutinize the  workmanship and advertisements  closely.  ������ O '       t  A LARGE ADDITION  Next week work will commence  on the erection of an addition to  the premises of Andrew Hoggan,  the City Hotel, on Quilchena Av.  When the addition is completed  the building will contain thirty-  two bedrooms.  an expenditure of a large sum.  '-'-.. '   "      ���  Ball to be Given Monday Evening Will Supply Funds.  The   organization   of   a    fire  brigade: for. this city received a  decided impetus last week when  it was decided to hold  a grand  ball ixi the hew C. P. R. warehouse for the purpose of securing the funds necessary for the  purchase of equipment for the  volunteer firemen. That no stone  is to be left unturned to ensure  the   complete   success    of    the  dance, both financially and from  the   dancers    standpoint,    was  made clear on Tuesday, evening  at   the   meeting  in   the   court  house.      Committees   were   appointed whose duty it will  be to  look after some particular detail  of'the   arrangements,  all committees working under the immediate supervision of the general organization committee.    The  ladies   of the city have agreed  to provide the refreshments for  the supper, and John Boch,_the  well  known restauranteur   and  contractor, will supply ices,- to. be  served  in  the  later hours after  supper. ; Mr. and Mrs. F:-Slough  early signified their willingness  to   help rthe:...dance   along ;by  'volunteering.; ?to.V furnish music  fo.r* the earlier part of the evening; "Later in the evening John  McMillan will render selections.  The task .of (arranging' the hall  for the evening has been delegated....to thei,haHy;omrnittee,1of  which B. .Bewely   and William  Cooper are  the moving - spirits.  The ball room will be elaborately  decorated for the occasion. This  cbmmitteejalso^has the work of  preparing the maple floor for the  dancers,     y   ,        ^-_ :  The guests will be received by  His Worship Mayor Eastwood  and Aldermen Boyd and Reid,  ane Messrs Thomas,' Fyall and  Rankine.  The Committee on refreshments  are A. B. Kennedy and A. F.  Rankine. The general committee  are J. W. Ellis, J. Simpson, D.  Gates and H. Ackman.  Tickets may be purchased from  any members of committees..  It is expected that,Jn* addition  to the large number of local residents, a considerable number of  people will come from outside  points. The ball should net the  Firemen's Fund about $300. This  would suffice for the purchase of  the first equipment of the firemen ; and the city council has  agreed to bear the expense of  providing a fireball site.  Aside from the sale of tickets  the committee'have received several donations; among which is  one of eight dollars which Chief  R. S. Brown, of the city police,  has handed in.  Howard Lawes is in town again.  He congratulated Cuttle on a recent acquisition.  METHODIST   CHURCH  Services, Sunday, May 28th.  Lower Nicola, 3 p. m.  Merritt. ��� Morning   Service,  11 a. m.  Sunday School 2.30  Evening Service, 7 p. m.  Farewell Sermons.  Strangers always welcome.  J. W. Hedley, M. A.,  Pastor.  MR. HEDLEY LEAVES  The many friends of Rev. J.  W. Hedley will regret to learn  that the Methodist Conference  - , held in Vancouver two weeks ago,  This will entail J decided to promote him to the  Hali burton street > Methodist  Church at Nanaimo. He will  be succeeded here by Rev C. F.Conner. < The new pastor will  take up his duties on Sunday  week. Next Sunday will be the  last Sunday on which Rev. Hedley will address a local congregation. He has been two years  here, and in that time has made  great progress with his work.  Before coming to this city he was  stationed at Cayuga, 6ht. Mr.  Hedley is generally popular, and  though regretting that he is to  leave us, his friends will congraV  ulate him upon his promotion.", THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May 26,  1911  Nicola Valley  :Deafe  rsl-  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of=  Strictly High Grade Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh Fish always on  hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager .;:  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  The choicest of B eef, utton, etc.,' always on hand  Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.  T. HESLOP, Prop,  MerraH 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.  R. J. COUTEE, Prop.,  Merritt, B. C.  G. A. Hankey &Co.  LIMITED.  Real Estate and Insurance  Okanogan Lands  All Classes of investments Placed.  Head Offices: -      - Vernon, B. C.  'W.A.BARNES  Contractor for Painting, Paper Hanging and   ftalsomining.   All Work Guaranteed  First-class.  MERRITT,   B...C  That trade-mark is widely'advertised'for YOUR protection. When you see the name NYAL'S on a family  remedy  you  can   be  quite -sure ��of   three   things,  viz:  First������Pure ingredients scientifically  compounded.  Second���That  its   beneficial effects  have been provaen.  Third���That we know the formula and  your doctor may know it too.  Nyal's Family Remedies are made \by a house with a solid reputation of over 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.    ThatJs   why we recommend them.  Anything you  ��  buy  with the name  will  give   you  entire  satisfaction.  Sold radbsua&ufrtoedh by  Gemmill & Rankine        ->-  Merritt  Old Timer on  Hope Rush  " Dad" Yeates,  Who  Saw   the  Boom of Fifty Years Ago  Fifty years ago "Daddy"  Yeates saw 10,000 souls encamped in Hope. Some were in log  cabins, somewere in board shacks,  but more were under canvas.  Smoke curled up from a hundred  fires among the firs of the forest.  and long tables were piled with  tin dishes on the clearings.  Thirteen saloons barely inclosed  by slabsided boards and bark  were as open as their roofs, and  the men who ranged along rustic  bars were as care-free as their  successors in Hope to-day.  FIGHT WITH WILDERNESS.  With their picks and packs this  army moved into the hills, hewed  their way through virgin forests,  and scaled jagged peaks that  "Daddy" Yeats���who was "Kid"  Yeates then���had believed would  never be mastered. Back and  forth, to and from the camps,  came these men of adventure and  fortune-seeking. Some strayed  far into the hills, lived upon what  they shot or caught, and then,  hollow-cheeked, crawled back to  camp to fatten up and try again.  Others went into the creeks���  Silver and Siwash and Colquhalla  ���-to return with lumps of rock  showing streaks of yellow metal.  Many journeyed far into the interior to establish a sub-camp at  Barkerville.  OLD HUDSON BAY POST.  Gold was the fever] then, as it  is the fever now, and this was  the first invasion of the new Eldorado, of which Hope was then,  as it is now, the accredited capital. Some five years before a  Hudson Bay Post had been established at Hope, and Yeats���a  raw boy from the old country���  was stationed in this bowel of  the mountains. Indians brought  to the post curious stones streaked  with gold, and the wealth of the  region was quickly advertised by  mouth among the mining camps  along the coast.  Conditions in the early 'sixties  were not what they are now.  When the snow came early, navigation on the Fraser was precarious, the provisioning of a big  camp was primitive and insufficient; consequently Hope began  to fade away in the same rapid  manner that it had sprung up.  Gold had been found���here, there  and everywhere���but the surfaces had scarcely been scratched  and the yield was not sufficiently  large to offset the short season  and the difficulties of bucking a  rough mountainous countr.  TOWN  BREAKS UP.  So "Kid" Yeats, in his long  cowhide boots and antiquated  slouch hat, from his shack on  Fraser street, watched the breaking up of the camp ; watched the  dismantling of the slab-sided  saloons; watched the departure  of rough, uncouth but stouthearted men, who carried down  stream mysteries ot lives that  had budded under every clime.  When the last of the argonauts  had slung his leg over the board  of the little stern-wheel steamer,  Yeats sought consolation in the  fact that there was left behind  the Hudson Bay warehouse at  Fort and Water streets, his own  cottage in the rear, Coquahalla  hotel, a few frame buildings  facing the river, and a scattering  of air-filled shacks. Of these the  Hudson Bay building remained  for the renaissance.  FORTY YEARS' SLUMBER.  Then Hope, out-Van Winkling  old Rip himself, settled down to  a forty years' slumber, undisturbed until the steamboat blast  came echoing along the valleys  to turn a dream into a reality and  and a dreamer into life. So Rip  Van Hope awoke to find a second  growth of forest replacing the  clearing of the first; no trace of  the deserted cabins of the 'sixties  and only two buildings remaining  of the town that had -sheltered  10,000 - souls shortly before the  " big sleep" began. True, there  were a few other buildings, new  since then, but old before the  dream was done. Wardle's store  and Clay's emporium were of  these, while Lawrence's veran-  daed house looked old enough fox-  one of the orginals.  ALL THINGS CHANGED.   '  The faces that were shadowed  under the broad-brimmed hats  were new and strange, though  some were old in years. Old Rip,  feeling of his second growth, was  unable to link himself with the  past until a bent but wiry figure  in cowhide boots, leaning over a  moss - grown fence in Fraser  street, brought the past into the  present, and made " Daddy"  Yeats���" Granddaddy " Yeats in  actuality���the keynote of the  situation. All things seemed  changed. Only the hoary heads  of Mounts Ogilvie and'Hope and  of Holy Cross mountain were the  same as fifty years before.  TOWN COMING BACK.  As  "Old Dad" again  looked  forth his eyes kindled with almost  forgotten   fire,. his   mind went  back over the almost forgotten  years, and he began to see re-  enacted before, him the scenes of  "sixty-one."   Again men, rough  and uncouth, but stout-hearted,  came by with shouldered packs ;  again "wooden shacks sprang up  in a night; again canvas flopped  in the shelter of: the trees���and  again there was ��� that eager, expectant note of the care-free fortune-seeker,   hungry  to pounce  upon his prey.    Again the fever  was ravaging the  country���the  wonderful gold fever that rounds  recruits from all walks���' of life.  Again Hope was called to its own,  and "Old Daddy" Yeates,  sole  surviving witness of the rise and  fall   of    the   slumbrous   giant,  straightened up with the fires of  youth ; for the reawakening was  incense to his nostrils,  wine to  his lips, music to his ears.  LORD KITCHENER  The Whitehall correspondent  of the Military Mail says :  "There are signs that the  military questions to be debated  during the forthcoming Imperial  Conference will turn largely upon  the great idea of bringing the  whole of the land forces of the  Empire under one supreme command.  '' Morejnteresting^stims^the  report, which appears to be well  founded, that the new command  will devolve, should the proposal  find favor among the assembled  premiers, upon Lord Kitchener,  the one man who is looked upon  by everyone at home and abroad  as being particularly fitted for so  important a post.  ������" The future of Lord Kitchener  rests to a very great extent upon  the ultimate results of the Imperial Conference, and already  there are rumors that the post of  Commander-in-Chief will be revived, but with a far wider scope  than in the past,  "Canada is deeply interested  in the arbitration treaty now  under negotiation with theUnited  States, and other questions are  likely to arise in the future which  may affect various portions of  our grrat Empire. These matters  have been discussed for a long  time past by the Imperial Defence  Committee, and it is practically  certain that one result of the  Imperial Conference will be the  adoption of a plan whereby rer  ciprocal defence throughout the  Empire will become an accomplished fact."  LOST  FOLDING BLACK POCKET-BOOK,  containing Masonic and Elks papers,  also Emblems. ��� Finder suitably Rewarded by leaving same at Post Office,  General Contractor of Plastering  BRICK, STONE, CEMENT BLOCKS AND  ALL WORK NEATLY AND PROMPTLY EXECUTED  PRESSED .-DEMENT. STEPS, GRAVE STONES,  You Need Pay no Railway  Fare  We bridge the chasm between all outlying points in the province  of British Columbia and the city with our interesting catalogue  ^and our thoroughly organized Mail Order Service. You will  want June wedding gifts and coronation souvenirs. Therefore,  write Cor our coronation booklet and study our summer values.  Henry   Birks  &  Sons,   Limited  Jewelry Mail Order House  Geo. E. Trorey, Man. Dir.  Vancouver, B. C.  THE FINEST HOSTELRY Ui THE UPPER  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  GUISINE AND ACCOMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  Wm. McIntyre, prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  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.1  Have, you tried the Star Yet ?  STEEL & FAULKNER  Proprietors.  Ph  one  37  P. O. Boz 7  Bakers and Confectioners.  MANUFACTURERS OF  AH kinds of Chocolates and  General Candy.  All Goods Made at Kamloops and Merritt Factories.  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  Agent   for    endelsolm   and  Heintzman Pianos.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola  Merritt  Commercial  Hotel  for  ��  flood   square  meal.    Best  accomodation and comfort  of  Rate^g 1.50 per day -Friday. May 26, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  When a man has perforce 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 Co., Ltd., store, than  elsewhere.    For instance, where else can  w?  ��� A******!  "'���"WAV ���.��������� v^  mm na.  r&i  3    W***3  purchase clothing of such marked distinction of style  V-'.;'."���''��� 7'i'.ii:.: '"'   "'"   " ;';-;:-    . ; j.y ���.   *'V"-* "���       -^    }"7.-- . ���'"'._  and fine finish as these we feature in this announcement. 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,  also take special orders for men who are hard to fit.  ^^^^^SS  We  T.  >  SES  We have received a large shipment  of Trunks   of  all sizes and prices:  PRICES 6  Suit Cases in great variety, in linen and leather lined.  Prices 4.50 to 12.1  scopes from 75c to 1  ERIES        BOOTS AND SHOES        LADIES' WEAR        MEN'S FURNISHINGS       HARDWARE THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May 26, 1911  Incorporated  1855.  THE   STRENGTH   OF   THE  ank of 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  -        -        -        -        $4,000,000  Reserve Fund     -        -        -        -        $4,944,777  capacity of the cod-fishers. The  salmon-fishers of the west coast  can build boats and "go some"  too. Building all the ships within  smell of the cod will not help very  much to drive the Japs from the  western mercantile marine.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance  Six months $1.00  FRANK M. COFFEE - - Editor  J. W. ELLIS      -----     Manager.  One dollar per inch per month f.r regula advertising:. Land and water notices $7.50 for 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising- 10 words for 25 centB  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates furnished for large contract advertising.  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Box 20 Merritt. B.C  P'O,  Phone 25.  efficiency and by constant tactical  training. That a similar policy  has been in force in the British  Navy is indicated by the declaration of Lord Fisher that "our  object has been the efficiency of  the fleet, and its instant readiness  for war, and we have got it."  The British Navy, the Sun  concludes, was never so powerful  and formidable, never so martial  and ready; and constitutes the  surest guarantee of peace that  the world has today.  Regard for the wishes of our  subscribers and a disinclination  to become contaminated by dealing in mud are factors which  impel us to igncre the raucous  diatribes of our contemporary of  Nicola avenue. The News exists  to further the interests of the  Nicola Valley and not to fight  feuds. The public pay their  money to learn what may be happening during any week ; not to  learn what one interest may think-  of another.  tural lands. ; TheyG. N'.~R��** Has  already a controlling interest in  the Portland Canal' Short Line  now building out of Stewart up  Bitter Creek.  BRITAIN'S NAVAL STRENGTH  That Dreadnoughts will comprise the first line of battle in any  great naval engagement of '"tne  next few years is the assumption  of "Excubitor," whose review of  the actual naval situation in Great  Britain has been quoted at length  in the New York Suh, This reviewer, whom the Suh declares to  be a competent authority, asserts  that "the British navy to-day,  judged by its material and personnel���for it has more officers  and men than any two other  powers���occupies a position of  unassailable supremacy, and its  predominance is assured onward  to the spring bf 1912."  Assuming that the ships of the  Dreadnought type form the real  test of strength in naval engagements of the near future, the  comparative strengths of the  navies of the world during each  of the next three years are estimated as follows :���  Nation. 1911.   1912.   1913.  British Empire...      12       20       27  Germany        5 9       13  .United States....       4 6 8  Japan..         2 4 6  France       ��� 6 6  Russia       ���       ��� 4  Austria       ���       ��� 2  Italy.       - 1 2  Brazil         2 2 3  Argentina       ��� 1 2  Spain       ���  ���    ��� 1  England having no settled  =buildih^programme7th��ltrefjgth  givenfor 1912 is only conjectured,  and it is further pointed out that  by utilizing all its shipbuilding  resources Germany might have  eight additional Dreadnoughts by  1913. Austria and Italy, Germany's allies, should also have  four Dreadnoughts each in commission by 1913, so that there is  a possibility of the Alliance having 29 of the big warships between them within three years.  The naval reviewer goes on to  point out, however, that, behind  her first line of battle, Britain  possesses a great number of other  powerful ships which, in a naval  engagement where the. Dreadnoughts were sunk or crippled,  might enter tne fight and decide  the battle.  As a third element of naval  warfare, and one of the most  important elements to be taken  into account, there is the efficiency of the officers and men.  Both Great Britain and Germany  have been giving close attention  to this detail during the last two  or three years, and the advances  made in discipline, marksmanship  and general readiness for battle  have been marked. As the preamble to the German Navy Act  of 1900 pointed out forcefully,  inferiority in ships must be compensated  for  by   bringing   the  Necessity makes strange bedfellows. The Vancouver World  and the Victoria Colonist lie back  to back on the question of constructing a certain section of the  Canadian navy nucleus on the  Pacific coast. It's an armed peace  however. The World is willing  to back the Pacific coast in the  fight and then fight with the  Colonist about the location of  yards when the first point is  gained. Seems to us Laurier has  crews to the  highest pitch of'an   exaggerated   idea   of   the  . The following editorial, from  the Vancouver Province is of particular interest to everyone.  An Italian woman has been  condemned by an Ontario court  to be hanged for murdering her  husband, and while! the jury  which found her guilty made a  recommendation for mercy the  judged said he could hold out no  hope for her.f The murder was  an exceptionally cold-blooded one.  The woman attacked her husband  while he was asleep and battered  his skull to pieces with an axe.  While all the circumstances were  extremely revolting and the murderess does not seem to have deserved any consideration, there  is a feeling, in Ontario, against  her execution, and without doubt  petitions will be circulated and  largely signed asking for a mitigation of the sentence. The appeal thus made to the sentimentality of the public will be all the  stronger because the woman is  about to become a mother, and  the date of her execution was not  fixed in consequence of that fact.  There has always existed a feeling among British peoples against  the execution of female criminals  at least, that feeling always existed prior to the Suffragette agitation, and in Canada there have  been numerous cases where women have escaped the just punishment of their crimes because  of their sex. If the criminal instinct among women, however,  continues to increase as it has  been=increasing=during=therpast  generation, it will be incumbent  on the authorities to refuse them  any consideration whatsoever on  this score.  It is difficult to conceive why  one who commits murder in cold  blood, or who deliberately is  guilty of any crime should plead  sex to escape punishment and it  is in the consideration of such  cases that the jury system fails  lamentably. The members of  juries allow their feelings to cloud  their judgment and so defeat  justice, and especially do they do  so when women are on trial. And  if juries of men can not be trusted  under such circumstances to serve  justice devotedly, how will it be  when we have juries of women  to try such cases, as they have  already in so many of the states  in the neighbouring union ?  SCOTT NEARING  Dr. Scott Nearing in  his   recently published " Social Adjustment" evidently did not advance  all of the ideas which he had in  mind as possible remedies for the1  existing   maladjustment   of society.    In a lecture   before   the  Plastic club which will undoubtedly create much discussion. His.  remarks were addressed to women primarily, and he argued that  if they would change their ideals  of life many of the   present undesirable tendencies of  modern  civilization     would    disappear.  "What are you going to do with  the boundless leisure  you   have  now and the added leisure   that  may come with votes?" Dr. Nearing asked in discussing the suffrage question.  "You must either  continue to use it," he answered  ' 'for selfish ends as you do now,  or turn your attention to   some  useful trade. Why, from 30 to 60  per cent, of your time   is   taken  up in personal adornment, fixing  your hair, etc. As it is now man  is the producer, woman a  non-  producer; man bears the burden,  wamari gets the fun."  LINKING UP TRANSCONTINENTAL  The first definite step of the  Canadian Northern railway to  link up another great Transcontinental railway was taken last  week when they awarded a contract to the Cowan Construction  company to build three hundred  miles of Road from Edmonton to  the Peace river. Later it is proposed to extend the line westward  through Pine Pass and bring it  out to the Pacific Coast in the  vicinity of Portland Canal. The  plans which have been arranged  by the company's engineers provide for branching out from the  C. N. R. 's present main line at  0nawayra=town=30=miles=west  of Edmonton. From there it  runs northwest to Pembrina and  on to Athabasca river. It will  cross the Athabasca 80 miles below the McLeod river, and then  go on to Dun vegan on the Peace  river.  From there the line will be extended through the Pine Pass to  the Pacific Coast, opening up  millions of acres of rich agricul-  A MEETING  will be held in  THE HALL ADJOINING THE  MERRITT HOTEL, MERRITT,  on  SUNDAY,  MAY  28,  for the purpose of inaugurating a  GO-OPERATIVE  SOCIETY  for   the City and Districts  of Merritt, Middlesboro  and Collettville.  Old Co-operators and all interested in the movement are earnestly  requested to attend.  Time of Meeting : 4 p.m. prompt.  By order of the  Acting Committee.  May 23rd, 1911.  IT CONCERNED HIM  A big able-bodied man of about  middle-age shuffled into the Poor  Law Guardians',office and curtly  bade the clerk good morning.  "Wot d'yer mean," he began,  "by knockin' orf poor^Widder  Snugg's parish pay?. She's a 'on-  est, 'ard-wdrkin' woman, whose  nose is in the wash-tub all day,  and its a wicked shame to rob 'er  of'er lorful right." '  The clerk took down a big ledger and silently consulted it.   y  "Mrs. Snugghas married again," he said, "andtheguardians  have decided that she is no longer  entitled to outdoor relief; and, in  any event, my man," he added,  sharply, ' 'I, should like to know if  the matter is lahy concern of  yours?"  "Concern of mine!" the man  repeated. "Well, I should rattier  think so, guv-npr. If you stops  the ole lady'Svpay you stops;? my  daily ounce 6' stiagari' quart o'  beer, too.    I'm'er noo'usband!"  and A;f K; yMitchell, ^Canadian  Northern Railway engineers engineers. These gentlemen came  from Kamloops on. Friday and  left the following day for Vancouver. They were a week making the trip from Kamloops,  stopping at various points and  taking observations. It is currently reported that they were  checking up on the G. T. P. survey. Many things are possible  in the hear future.  CANADIAN  NORTHERN; j t  Considerable   speculation   has  followed the visit of   P.   Ogilvie  MrLBERTON  Plumbing and  Steamfitting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP���- Repairing of  all Hinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.  >*  Good Living  means that the food  you eat is of the very  best that can be ob-  - tairied in the local  market. If you buy  your meals at the  Merritt  Restaurant  you're  best.  certain of the  &  Cunningham  NICOLA AVENUE  I AM THE MAN  you want to see.  LOOK  at my goods and  NOTICE   ��  my prices  J.;S. Morgan & Son  Thoroughbred   Stallion  will  stand  for Service  at T. z J. Smith's  Barn,  on   the Diamond  Vale  Ranch.   '    ^,-7-  Apply to E. Thirope  at   the  Diamond Vale Stables..  DAILY  STAGE  ���t:i:'';lSERVICEQ ''���'  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  CQldwater. '.? Stage leaves the  other end at the same hour daily.  Baggage arid express carried!; ���'  Leroy S. Cokely  DOMINION  &   PROVINCIAL  SURVEYOR  Subdivision Work a Specialty.  Office over Bank of Montreal,  MERRITT, B. C.  PHONE  24  ALEX. COUTLEE Prop.  ontreal  Nicola Valley  Transfer Company  TRUCKING AND DRAYING  A SPECIALTY  . . . DEALER IN . . .  Lumber, Lath, Lime, Cement  Hay, Grain and Feed  GEORGE    RICHES  Rear Diamond Vale Store  Coutlee Ave. Merritt  f   E��tabli��Ked i817.jr       Head Office:   Montreal  Capital (all pail up)    7.... "77      $14,400,000.00  Cash and Undivided Profit^ -       $12,961,789.11  Total Assets-  -- -    -^:   -  r: -    $240,000,000.00  Savings Bank Department  ���'������ (Interest allowed at current rates.)  GENERAL   BANKING   BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  Branches in  the  Nicola Valley  MERRITT:     ;f NICOLA:  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager. J. F. S. BILLUM, Acting Sub-Agent  Clocks Clocks  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  Agent for Waterman's Peris and Edison Phonographs.  A.F.&A.M.  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  Reid's Hall  the sec ond  Tuesdayofeach  month at 8 p-  m.    Sojourney.  ing brothers cordially invited.  M. L. Grimmett,       Fred S. Gay  W. M. Secretary.  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barruter and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  JOHN   BOCH  CONTRACTOR.   AIVD   BUILDER  All.classes of work done in the best of style.  No classes barred. To. say ?that satisfaction is  guaranteed is saying wtiait everybody says.  We Mean It. That's all.  CANADIAN  SB&AmxdLBjBLm*  Train Leaves Ten o'Clock  Daily (except Sunday) for  All Points East and West.  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Telephone No. 45  Or Inquire Elite Restaurant  Accommodation reserved  and complete passage booked to any part of Great  Britain. For rates and sailings apply to \X  Agent  P. H. PUFFER  Merritt, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General   Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C. Friday, May 26, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  'Gemmill & Rankine Have It'  We have opened up a new line of Calabash and briar pipes.  The Calabash line range from $1.00 up.  The briar comprising the well known bbb and other brands  run from $1.50 to $4.50.  While looking over these  pipes inspect the choice line of  imported and domestic cigars, also all the popular brands of  cigarettes and tobaccos.  Gemmill & Rankine  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  that the church may be proceeded  with at the earliest opportunity.  Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and C.  Parkinson rode up to Quilchena  from this city on Wednesday  morning, returning here in the  afternoon.  Your Opportunity to Save  Money on Dry Goods  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Duncan McPhail  on Wednesday.  was in town  Miss W. Wells was; a visitor to  the Quilchena Hotel on Wednesday afternoon.  Captain Forester was in town  on Tuesday evening.  Sharp razors, and Clean Towel.  ���Brown & Durham's. 52tf  Mrs. King E odd went down to  Yale to visit friends last Monday.  Born:���At Lower Nicola on  Monday ,the 22nd inst., to Mr.  and Mrs. J. H. Adams, a son.  W. Heslop^ brother of the well  known merchant of Nicola; arrived in the valley on Wednesday  from North Shields, England.  A friend of his, named Irving,  accompanied him.  Dolph Fyall has completed setting out his garden and is now  engaged in renovating his home.  Mrs. Sevilie and Misses Seville  and Cousins were the guests of  William Cooper on a drive to  Quilchena last Sunday. They left  this city early in the morning returning in time for supper.  Dr. and Mrs. Senkler, of Vancouver, came' into the Valley last  Saturday for the purpose of inspecting some coal lands owned  by H. Jukes of the terminal city.  They left for the coast on Tuesday's train.  Dr. Curtin acted as god-father  to Mr. and Mrs. George Thorn's  baby last. week.  The annual picnic of the Methodists of the Valley will be held  at Lower Nicola on Coronation  Day.  Best Electric Massage always  on tap at Brown & Durham's  barber shop. 25tf  On Tuesday morning Mr. and  Mrs. Joseph Guichon of Quilchena  passed through the city en route  to Vancouver, where they will  spend their annual holiday.  James Simpson went down to  Canford on Empire day. He visited the new mill site and is enthusiastic in his praises of the  site chosen by Mr. Meeker.  Hugh McGuire was in town on  Tuesday evening. He is well  known here and in Aspen Grove.  He has completed the purchase  of the well known  Baillie Hotel  in Lytton.  i'y ���   -  o '  Mr. and Mrs. James Corbitt,  of Godey Creek, were in town on  Empire Day, both looking very  well. Mr. Corbitt is pleased with  theoutlook=fora=successfuisum-  mer, though, like so many others  he deplores the lateness of the  spring.  A. E. Howse returned from  Princeton in his Russell 30, at  the latter end of last week. His  return was a chapter of accidents.  On a narrow road his car almost  collided with the Princeton stage  and only masterly handling of  the car prevented a serious  cident.  ae-  ... A. W. Flanagan has sent in his  resignation to the Diamond Vale  Supply company and will sever  his connection , with this firm  June 1st. He intends returning  to Vancouver and making '* his  permanent home there. Miss.  Marjory Seaton is also severing  her connection with this company  next month.  Malcolm MacKenzie, principal  of the local school, has become a  devotee of tennis and is out regularly every afternoon now. Rev.  T. Walker, vicar of the local Anglican Church, is also an enthusiast and is turning out pretty  regularly. G. M. Gemmill is still  another. He is only a beginner,  but is improving with every game  and at the end of the season may  outdistance some of the veterans.  Dr. Williams' interest in the  game has revived and he is devoting quite a little time to the  game. The new court is almost  completed and the club is now  able to accomodate all the players that turn out. So far A. W.  Strickland has not shown up for  a practice game.  We have decided to close out our Dry Goods  stock and to carry a larger stock of Men's  goods and Ladies' and Men's Shoes.  In order to dispose of our Dry Goods as  soon as possible we have greattly reduced  the price. It will be greatly to ybur iadvant-  age to secure whatever you may need in this  line at once while the stock is complete.  J. P. Boyd and Benjamin Brow-  ett, manager of the Diamond  Vale Supply company and superintendent of the Diamond Vale  Collieries respectively, went to  Vancouver on Thursday morning  and do not expect to return until  early next week. They will interview Mr. T. J. Smith, who  leaves for England next week.  A Good Place  to Eat  is appreciated by everyone.  What is nicer than to sit  down to a "good square" in  a comfortable, airy dining  room, where everything is  spick and span and the service prompt and accurate ?  You naturally enjoy your  meal���you feel in good humor, and your digestive organs do not get out of tune.  In the  ELITE  RESTAURANT  you will find just such an  ideal place, with home cooking that cannot be surpassed. Just give it one trial  ���and then tell your friends.  $7 TICKET, $6  MRS. J. BOCH, Proprietress  QUILCHENA AVE. MERRITT  Opposite Bennett & Reid's  G. B. Armstrong, C_ L.   Betterton and H. Fraser went down  TKTAspen Grove over the weef  end, returning here on Monday  afternoon. . The following morning C. L. Betterton and H. Fraser left for Victoria. They will  shortly have their holdings in the  Aspen Grove Section surveyed  and contemplate extensive development work in the near future.  G. Lewis, for some time ledger  keeper at the local branch of the  Bank of Montreal, and who was  recently transferred from this  city to Edmonton. Alta., has resigned his position with the bank  and returned here. He contemplates embarking in the farming  business and is now engaged in  looking for a suitable site. With*'  G. Meiklejohn he went up th^  Coldwater during the latter part  of last week to inspect a farm  site.  The Lord Bishop of New Westminster is at present in England.  On May 11th he addressed a  meeting in London. At the close  of the meeting a lady came fpr-  ward and made an offer of a substantial sum of money towards  church building in western Canada. His lordship decided to  give the money to St Michael's  Parish, Merritt. This should be  an encouragement to other church  members in this community,*' ao  LOWER NICOLA NOTES  Alf Carrington, Mrs. T. Carrington and her sister visited this  city last Monday.  Messrs. Meeker and Collins  spent the weekend in town.  Mrs. Campbell was here on  business last Monday.  Sam Gerrard, of Coutlee. was  in town last Sunday. He is enthusiastic over the valley of sunshine.  Mr. and Mrs. Burgess left for  Vancouver early in the week.  The climate here has been wonderfully beneficial to both of  them.  ^Mrs.-Corkle and-daughter=lef t  for Victoria early in the week.  They will remain in the capital  city for about two months before  returning here.  Mrs. Adams gave birth to a  bouncing boy on Monday morning. Both mother and child are  doing well.  Last Tuesday morning Mrs. R.  Whitaker presented her husband  with a chubby son. Needless to  state, the local secretary of the  Farmers' Institute is proud and  happy. Both mother and child  are doing well.  Frank Nelson,  of Colletville,  was in town during the week.  For  Real  Values  A. B. KENNEDY  ELECTRICAL...  CONTRACTOR  Dealer in Electrical Supplies  FIXTURE SHOWROOMS:-CORNER  VOGHT ST. and COUTLIE AVE.  W�� H. COWAN  HORSESHOEING  AND GENERAL  BLACKSMITHING  All Work Guaranteed  first Class  >  Cor.NICOLA AVE. and CHAPMAN ST  tGeo.   McDonald  BOOT AND SHOE MAKER  Repair Work a Specialty  Let me fit you out with a pair of  SuperfineTRubber Heels  Both for Ladies and Gentlemen.  g  Building Contractors  SPECIALTY:   Plastering  and Concrete Work.  Estimates on all lines cheerfully given.  P.  O .ox 50.  Merritt, B. C.  VOGHT STREET  NEAR DEPOT  The Merritt Hotel  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.  CHURCH SERVICES  ST.    MICHAEL'S   CHURCH  Sunday, May 28th.  11 a. m., Morning  Prayer and  Holy Communion at Canford.  2.30 p. m., Sunday School.  4 p.m., Evening Prayer at Lower  Nicola.  7.30 p.  m.,  Evening Prayer in  Parish Hall.  Wednesday, May 31st.  8 p. m. Evening Prayer.  Friday, June 2nd.  7 p. m. Boys' meeting.  Rev. T. Walker, Vicar.  A car of Split Cedar Posts just  arrived. Another coming. Also  carload of Fir Pickets;, |  reasonable, at  The Merritt Lumber Yard   ANDREW McGORAN, -  PROPRIETOR   :y^yyyyyy- ^&$^ ^ y        -.���������     .-'v  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  ' Friday, May 26,. 1911   '  S  MINERS  HERE IS THE BEST CHANCE EVER OFFERED TO YOU  THE CITY FOR A HOME OR AN INVESTMENT  3, BLOCK 31, SITUATED between C. P. R. TRACK  AND COLDWATER RIVER.  S-": .  ���T   '������*  Lot 1, $500 with Three Roomed Cottage.  $25 cash, $5.00 monthly.  tot 9, corner, $175. Terms $25 Cash* $5.00 m  Terras^onriot 1with three roomecl  balance $20 monthly.  Only one Lot sold to each purchaser.  Apply  e, $100 Cash,  REAL ESTATE  REFERENCE:   BANK OF MONTREAL      Phone 38.  y.y^o  FINANCIAL BROKER  , B. 0- Office Morgan Bldg  it- ...  .>;''���:  r   "i.;.  0 Friday, May 26, 1911  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  McBRIDE IN OTTAWA  That the Liberal-conservative  party is absolutely united in  its  opposition to reciprocity and its  devotion to the leadership of Mr.  R. L. Borden, was demonstrated  at the recent banquet in Ottawa  tendered   by   the   conservative  leader to Hon. Richard McBride  premier of British Columbia, and  Hon. Albert Rogers of Manitoba.  The events of that evening completely  demolish   the   elaborate  tissue of falsehoods built up during the past year or two by the  yellow press of Canada.    It has  been the practice of some newspapers for sometime past to represent both Mr. McBride and  Mr. Rogers as intriguing against  Mr. R. L. Borden.    Time and again fake stories have been circulated to the effect that Mr.  Borden had resigned and that one or  the other of these great statesmen of the west had been called  upon to take his place.    The stories are the most objectionable because they represented both My  Rogers and Mr. McBride as knifing their leader in the back and  scheming to displace-him.    Mr.  Borden for a long time treated  these   reports   with  silent contempt; at last the time came for  him to demonstrate their falsity  and he did so in a manner calculated to cheer loyal Conservatives  from one end of the Dominion to  the other.  affected; yHis/Sstriking''resemblance to Sir Wilfred Laurier was  a matter of universal comment  and there was great desire on all  sides to hear him speak. Mr. R.  L. Borden, in presenting the Premier of British Columbia, paid a  tribute to his personal loyalty to  him and his unswerving devotion  to the principles of theiLiberal-  Conservative party. Amid thunders of applause he plainly intimated that Mr. McBride would soon  be summoned to the Federal  Arena. :*  H. COLIN CLARKE  Solicitor, Notary, Etc.  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto.  Quilchena Ave  Merritt.  The coming of British Columbia's premier to the capital excited no little interest. His wonderful career, his unvarying cuc-  cess and his picturesque personality appeal to the people of the  east. Wherever Mr. McBride  went in Ottawa he was followed  by large crowds, and many of his  old friends and acquaintances  were delighted to find that they  still held places in his memory.  He certainly has the royal gift of  not forgetting names or faces.  Everyone whom he ever met before received from Mr. McBride  during his visit here a personal  greeting that was'sincere and un  it was no easy task which confronted Mr McBride when he rose  to speak at the Borden banquet.  The many representations which  have been made concerning his  attitude toward; the leadership  could not have been absent from  his mind. At the same time he  and his audience had just heard  the tribute paid to him by Mr.  Borden. Curiosity was on tip-toe  to asceftainHvhether he would accept the call from his leader;  moreover the fact that he was a  stranger and a man about whom  so much had been heard made it  difficult for him to come up to  the popular expectation without  seeming to push himself too much  into prominence. But Mr. McBride met the test in a splendid  manner. His speech was a masterpiece of fact ��� and eloquence.  He proclaimed himself ready at  any time to take any position that  might-be assigned to him by - his  leader on the battle field.  Everyone realized that this  would mean for the time a great  sacrifice, but at the same time  everyone realized that in Mr. McBride, Mr. Borden would find a  lieutenant and one well worthy  some day to become a Minister  of State.  . 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 $io 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. RENWICK.  Deputy Minister of Lands.  Department of Lands,  Victoria, B. C, ,-.  16th of May, 1911. 15-19  Application for Liquor License.  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty  days after date, at the first sitting of  the License Commissioners 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. y .  Andrew Hogan, Applicant.  Dated 5th May, 1911.  WATER   NOTICE  I, George Murray of Nicola, Land owner, will  on the Twenty-eighth day of Hay, 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  ourposeson Lot 181 and theN. E. 1-4 Sec. 22 Tp.  19 11-16  WATER NOTICE  Trade  Asaya-NeuraEh*  "THE     NEW    REMEDY     FOR  Nervous Exhaustion  The depression experienced by  womenduring convalescence from  childbirth is never forgotten. The  sense of utter nerve fatigue blots  out interest in everything. ''Asa-  ya-Neurall " 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 vi tality returns. $ i. 50 a bottle. Obtain from the local agent.  GEO. M. GEMMILL,  Merritt, B.C.  Imperfect Kidney Action  Causes Rheumatism  Rheumatism with its kindred ailments  ���iumbago, Wry Neck, Neuralgia, etc.,  asually results from lodgments of uric  acid in the joints and muscles.  Now the chief function of the kidneys  is to properly filter this poison from the  blood.  Only when they tail to do this is  Rheumatism probable.  Kidney weakness starts in various  ways. A sudden chill, after perspiring  freely, sometimes settles in the kidneys  ���or an unusual strain may cause it.  Poisons which should be filtered out  of the system are pumped back into the  blood, causing Uric Acid, the real cause  of Rheumatism, Lumbago, Wry Neck,  Neuralgia, etc.  In the early stages Nyal's Stone Root  Compound will stop it.  Will start your kidneys working properly so that the Uric Acid is reabsorbed  and eliminated.  Away goes your Rheumatism with it.  Perhaps these early warning twinges  have passed unheeded, and your Rheumatism has become deep seated.  Muscles all snarled up in knots as it  were.  Then you'll need Nyal's Rheumatic  Cure. ���.  Ask your own druggist about these  remedies.  His opinion is worth while.  Sold and Guaranteed by  Gemmill & Rankin,    -   Merritt.  Attorney General Bowser.-of  British Columbia made an excellent impression. He frankly said  that the m-ovince would be reluctant to give up its Prime Minister  at the same time he had no hesitation in saying that the people  of British Columbia would* be  found no less willing to make the  sacrifice on the altar of patriotism  than was Mr. McBride. Mr. Bowser got his audience into good  humor at the start ;he apologized  for not being i n evening dress and  declared amid applause and laughter, that he did not want the representatives of the east to go away  with the impression that Mr. McBride was the owner of the only  dress suit in the province.  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  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.  (g) The purposes for which water is to be used  irrigation.  (h) If for irrigation describe the land intended  to be irrigated, giving acreage :j 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. AddresB : Lower Nicola, B. C.  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale District.  District of Nicola.  Take notice that Margaret JH. 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  arch 26th. 1911.  10  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  WILL HAVE TRIAL OPEN  The   announcement   that   the  Provincial Government road superintendent, R. 0. Jennings, intends to have a trail open from  the Skeena river at Kitmangar  to Stewart   before the present  season has closed, will be welcome  news to all who are interested in  northern British Columbia.   The  intention of the government this  season is to have main trails put  through  the  territory   between  the Skeena, the Naas and the  country north of it so that the  pioneers of this new land may  exploit the  territory.      This is  exactly what is  required.    Th  future is assured but what residents of the New North desire is  the expedition of the work. :i It  is the shortening   of   the time  when the country will be productive and yielding its share in the  trade and "commerce of the north  that' is of primary importance.  The report of the superintendent  for the Skeena district is that the  country is a rich one. Settlement  is virtually only beginning in that  country this year.   The  government will assist in, the   opening  of trails and in providing means  for experimenting in fruit growing.    The government is alive to  _m_-_��� ���..��� the needs of the country- and  is  W����t-"j,mu*coto"'*' <~     showing a disposition to give   it  One for each everyday ailment [an early start in settlement.  Corporation of City of Merritt  Pound and Dog Tax Bylaw.  NOTICE is hereby given that the  above Bylaw will come into effect on  Tuesday, May 23rd, 1911, and that any  animals roaming at large within the  city limits will, after that date, be  impounded, under provisions of said  Bylaw.  The tax for Dogs is $2.50 and for  Bitches $5.00. Tags can be obtained  from the City Clerk, on or after May  23rd, 1911, at the Court House.  The Bylaw specially provides that on  and after June 1st, 1911, any Dog or  Bitch roaming at large without a tag  will be impounded.  H. PRIEST,  14-15 City Clerk..  for  and  Application for Bottle License.  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  the premises occupied by him as a store  on Nicola Avenue, and known as LotE.  Dissrict of 125.  Dated 11th May, 1911.  J. A. Menzies.  PUBLIC SERVICE ACT.  The Qualifying Examinations  Third-class Clerks, Junior Clerks  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,  l.,:. . 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 Benjamin  Hills, of Toronto, occupation  traveller,' intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described lands :���  Commencing at a post planted  about three miles east and sixty  chains north of the northeast  corner of Lot 1137, thence north  one mile, thence west one mile,  thence south one mile, thence  east one mile to point of commencement.  Benjamin Hills.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  Sarch 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  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 described* lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  about 2 miles east of the northeast corner of Dot 1137, thence  north one mile, thence west one  mile thence south one mile, thence  east one mile to point of commencement.  Grace Johnston.  Alonzo B. ^Roberts, Agent.  arch 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'ata 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  commencement.  R. Ernest Johnston.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 26th. 1911. 10-19  Application for Bottle License.  Municipal Clauses Act, 1906.  NOTICE is hereby given that, on the  14 th 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 Quilchena Avenue, Merritt, B. C, upon  Iands 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 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 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. J  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 first and 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 delay that may have occurred  in the consideration of the same.  Further notice is hereby given that  all persons who have pending applications to purchase Iands 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  LANDiACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Lacey R.Johnston of Montreal,):occupation engineer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  about^three^miles^eas^and^oO  chains north 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 commencement.  Lacey R. Johnston  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  art h 26th. 1) 10-19  Al] changes tor advertisements ap  pearing in the Nicola Valley News,  must be in the . hands of the print  era no later than Wednesday night  No guarantee can otherwise ba given  that the changes will be made.  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 chains  south of the northeast corner of  Lot 1137, thence south 60 chains,  thence east 60 chains, thence  north 60 chains, thence west 60  chains to point of commencement  Marjory Evans.  Alonzo B Roberts, Agent,  arc h 26th. 19��'. 10-19  LAND ACT  Kamloops Division of Yale Land  District.    District of Nicola.  Take notice that Thomas Evans  of Vancouver, occupation Gentleman, 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 west' one mile, thence  south one mile, thence eaist one  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 lands :���  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 com men cem en t.  - Leonard Evans.  Alonzo B. Roberts, Agent.  March 25th. 1911. 10-19  Land Act  Kamloops Division of Yale District.  District of Nicola.  Take notice that Martin L. Grimmett,  of=Nicolar=Bi=Gn=oeeupation=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 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  thence South 20 chains, to point of  commencement, containi g 40 acres,  more or less.  Perley Russell,  G. P. Myren AGEnt.  Date 23rd. November, 1916.  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 tc point  of commencement, containing 640 acres  more or less.  ,-���-.   Alexander BEATHi Applicant. '���  E. B. Tingley, Agents  Dated January 28, 1911.        51-7 ^lij/tifc^ifpprwf  8  ���THE NICOLA VALLEY "NEWS  Friday, May 26, 1911  ITPAYS   TO    DEALW 1 T H    US  We are sole agents for "TurnbulFs"  who make the highest grade underwear. Our lines are complete including Ladies and Gents Combination Suits  These goods are guaranteed superior to any other make sold  in Canada.  Another large shipment of the famous Keen Cut Shoes came in yesterday.  Call and see the very latest in Ladies and Gents Fine Footwear.  Sherwin Williams' Varnishes, Stains, Colors.   British American pure white Lead, Boiled and Raw  Oil, enough to paint the city.   Contractors supplies.   Mechanics tools.  Elwood Wire Fencing in all sizes, the very best, a standard of quality.   See our handsome scroll  gates.  BARBED AND PLAIN WIRE.  Fit-Rite Clothing Still Catches the Up- to-date Customer.  COLLETT BLD0.  QUILCHENA AVENUE  DEPARTMENTAL STORE.       THE ONE PRICE STORE.


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