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Array DOMINION  DAY   CELEBRATION AT NICOLA
THE NICOLA \i
Leglslfttivo Assembly1
ALD
Vol. 5, No. 23.
MERRITT, B. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1909.
$2 a Year.
END NOT IN SIGHT!
NIOOLA NOTES
OPERATORS   AND   MINERS   HAVE
REACHED NO AGREEMENT
Company Refuses to - Recognize Union
and the Miners Appear Determined to Stay With the Fight
*
to a Finish
There is scarcely anything new with
regard to the miners' strike. Conditions
remain exactly as they were last week
except that some of the non-union men
who have been working lately have
given up their jobs.
The miners held a meeting Monday
evening, but the particulars have not
been made public. W. H. Rodgers, of
Attomwa, la., International Board
Member, and T. E. James, of Edmonton, Alta., International Organizer, were
present.
The gentlemen metW. H. Armstrong,
general manager of the Nicola Valley
Coal & Coke company, at Vancouver,
previous to coming to Merritt, but Mr.
Armstrong declined ro discuss union
matters or re-open negotiations as affects the present situation. For this
reason, the International officers said,
they were unable to go into the merits
of the case from the company's standpoint.
The situation, therefor, simply stands
as follows: The company refuses to
recognize the U. M. W. of A. at the
present time, and the men declare they
are determined to hold out.
The International officers leftTuetday
afternoon for Crows Nest Pass.
M. A. C. Meeting
There was not a very large attendance at the meeting of the M. A. C. on
Tuesday evening, we regret to say.
Routine business was transacted and a
meeting of the executive was called for
this (Friday) evening in the Herald
hall, when arrangements will be mad.1
for proceeding with work on the club
building.
Board of Trade
At a meeting of the Merritt board of
trade in Menzies' hall on Wednesday
evening it was decided to incorporate
under the Dominion Board of Trade
Act, and the secretary was instructed
to write M. L. Grimmett at Nicola requesting him to proceed with the legal
process. The matter of collecting an
exhibit for the A.-Y.-P. exposition was
left in the hands of Frank Bailey, M.E.
Next meeting Monday, June 28th.
Crops in the District
Farmers in this district are looking
to a banner crop this year. The rains
of the past few days have had a wonderful effect and oats have reached a
height of over two feet in some sections. There seems to be plenty of
water in the irrigation ditches and no
hardship is being experienced through
lack of water. Wheat and alfalfa is
going to be a large yield this season in
many parts of the valley.
Bagged Two Bears
Wm. Berry, who is running Wm.
Harmon's ranch at Voght valley, captured two bears last week. He shot
one and poisoned another. Bill shot a
third bruin and tracked the blood for
some distance, but the animal got away
in the bush, most likely to die. One of
the bears killed was a high white-face.
Dominion day is Nicola's day.
Dr. Rose left Tuesday on a trip to
Vancouver.
Anglican church services on Sunday
at 8 a. m and 7.30 p. m.
Mrs. R. H. Winny returned Wednesday from a visit to Kamloops.
Mesdames Strickland and Barwick
were visitors to Merritt on Tuesday.
There is no doubt about the Dominion
day celebration being a big success.
Bathing is the order of the day and a
great many may be seen going to the
lake for a daily baptism.
Mrs. Pooley of Tamerton ranch,
shipped two cars of cattle to P. J. Russell, Vancouver, on Tuesday.
Tennis has fairly taken hold for the
season. A number of new members
have joined the athletic association and
are busy practicing.
What about the tennis cup ? Why
does the committee .not get together
and arrange a series of home and home
matches for the valuable trophy?
A young cattleman from the upper
end of the valley was in Vancouver the
past week, and rumor has it that
while there he made arrangements for
furnishings for "a cottage built for
two."
Ric. A. Fraser returned from Victoria
on Monday's train. Mr. .Fraser had
the misfortune to be taken very ill
while at Victoria and was confined to
the hospital for over six weeks. He is
rapidly gaining lost ground, however,
and expects to be his old self very
shortly,
Death of Robt. Hunter
The many friends of Robt. Hunter,
who left this camp about five weeks
ago, will be very sorry to learn of his
untimely end in an accident atNanaimo.
A despatch from that city on June 11th
says :
"Another fatal accident occurred in
this city today. Robt. Hunter, ayoung
Scotchman recently arrived here, who
had driven a big traction engine for the
Vaneouver-Nanaimo Coal Mine Co.,
situated just outside the city, waspicked
up dead alongside of the engine on the
outskirts of the city early this morning.
It is not known how he met his death
but it is surposed he may have fallen
off the engine, which is a very high
machine."
The deceased, who was 23 years of
age, had been in the country less than
two years. He worked for both the
Diamond Vale and Nicola Valley companies here, where he gained a host of
friends. His parents reside in Scotland. Mr. Hunter was an ardent member of the Merritt Athletic club. He
belonged to Harmony Lodge, I.O.O.F.,
Nanaimo, and also to the Masonic
Lodge of that city.
Back From Fishing Trip
Mr. and Mrs. Lou Barlow and Wm.
Neil returned Sunday after a successful
week's fishing at Mammet lake. Mr.
Barlow says salmon trout are to be
found at Mammet in abundance and
some big fellows can be hauled in if
the proper spoons and tackle are used.
The smallest he caught weighed one
pound and the largest seven.
OF LOCAL IMPORT
New House About Ready
Alf. Collett's fine new house is now
being plastered by contractor Cooper,
and will be ready foroccupancy in about
three weeks. The house contains basement and eight large rooms, besides
hallways, press closets, linen closets,
etc., and is well laid out. Four fine
bedrooms upstairs will be rented to
roomers.
Indians Shoot Out of Season
G. R. Bates, J.P., of Aspen Grove
passed through Merritt Friday, returning from a trip to Spences Bridge. Mr
Bates has got track of some Indians
who have been transgressing the game
laws in his section, and is making every
effort to bring them to justice
The finding of a ledge of gold bearing
ore, which has essayed from $26 40 to
as much as $258.80 per ton from samples picked up at random from the surface outcroppings, is reported from
lake Meadows,   near   Lillooet
A Cloverdale man recently imported
some thoroughbred milk cows. He Dut
a can of the milk in his wagon to take
to market. On arriving in town he
found he had not milk but butter for
sale.   The milk was so rich  that the
clmrnedft       T 0" *he Wagon  had
THERE'LL BE BIG TIME AT NICOLA
ON DOMINION DAY
LOCAL NEWS
Ed. Loftus is visiting at the coast.
Merritt is wonderfully free of mos-
quitos this year.
Monday, the 21st, will be the "longest
J day" of the year.
Horse Racing the Main Feature, But
Athletics Will Not Be Overlooked
��� Kamloops  Pays  Tribute
to Rev. O. M. Sanford
The various committees in charge of
the Dominion day celebration at Nicola
have now their work well under way.
The race track is in splendid condition
and there will be numerous horses in
from outside points to compete in the
various events. An excellent program
is being drawn up and the prize list
will be in the neighborhood of $500, po
that there is sure to 1)3 keen competition
and an excellent day's racing.
Athletic sports have not been forgotten and races for youngsters as well as
the grown ups are down as well as
broad jump, pole jump, putting the
weight, etc.
Arrangements are being made for the
train to leave Merritt in the morning
and leave Nicola in the evening.
Everything possible is being done to
give the large crowd expected a good
time, and if the clerk of thu weather
does his duty the committee in charge
of the arrangements will not be found
behind in theirs.
A dance will be held in the evening in
Pooley's hall.
Full particulars of the races will be
found in our next issue.
Appreciate ��� New Pastor
Rev. O. M. Sanford, who so successfully conducted Methodist church work
in Nicola district during the past year,
is highly appreciated in his new pastorate at Kamloops.   The Sentinel says:
The Rev. O. M. Sanford, who commenced his work in local Methouist
circles last Sunday, is already well
on the way towards making himself
thoroughly at home in the district. Of
a bright, cheery and optimistic nature,
Mr. Sanfora has given evidence of the
possession of those essentials of a suc-
cesful ministry, faith in the cause and
confidence in his fellow workers. Of
the future of the church he speaks in
hopeful strain and favors improvements
in church accommodation to keep pace
with increased enthusiasm among the
members of his church. That the latter
will benefit by his ministry there can
be no doubt and the time is not far
distant when Mr. Sanford will establish
for himself a high position in the church
life of this city.
Everybody will be in attendance at
the Lower Nicola picnic on Saturday,
June 19.
Quite a number of tourists are enjoying the hospitality of mine host
Guichon at the Quiichena hotel during
the summer months.
Walt. Williams has moved his cottage
from Quiichena avenue to the acre lot
he recently purchased from Wm. Voght
on the Middlesboro road.
Mr. Bernard arrived in Merritt Monday from Quebec, and went out to the
ranch of his son Joe Bernard, where ho
will visit for some time. Mr. Bernard
had not seen his son for twenty years.
W. L. Nicol, D. G. Macdonnell and I.
Wilson arrived m town on Monday
and have been looking over coal property in this vicinity. They were all
greatly impressed with the possibilities
of the valley.
D. G. Sutherland, of Lytton, government road superintendent, arrived in
town Monday to inspect the work of
the road gang, of which John Dundas
is foreman. Everything is going along
very satisfactorily.
Emmett Todd, the well known prospector, spent several days in town last
week, coming down from the Tulameen.
"Lucky" recently made a raise of a
few hundred, and the way he entertained old tillicums wasn't slow.
Joe Shea dropped down from Voght
valley Wednesday.
Seven cars of coal were shipped from
Middlesboro Tuesday.
A carload of Flour and Feed arrived
Wednesday at Armstrong's store.
Wm. Lauder returned to Quiichena
from a trip to the coast on Wednesday.
U. S. Thomas had the ill luck to cut
his foot with a chisel and is laid up for
a few dayi,.
Marcus Woodward and W. Corkle, of
Lower Nicola, were visitors to Merritt
on Wednesday.
On Sunday Rev. D. K. Allan will
preach at Lower Nicola IT a. m., Merritt 3 p.m   and Middlesboro 7 p.m.  '
The Diamond Vale Supply Co. is arranging for the erection of a large, two-
storey building on Quiichena avenue.
A miniature Earthquake was felt in
this vicinity Wednesday night. Some
thought it was Peck MacSwain striking
Quiichena.
Frank Wall, who has been working
on the diamond drill at Diamond Vale
the past couple of months,left Tuesday
for his home at Vancouver.
Eight prisoners have been accommodated at the skookum house since its
opening a few weeks ago���six Siwashes
or half-breeds and two whites.
Do you intend building? If so, call
and see J. P. Boyd, at the Diamond
Vale Supply Company's store for prices
on Lumber.   Don't forget���do'it now.
G. M. Gemmill, the druggist, has had
a number of artistic wall cards printed
from The Herald presses this week,
which he is distributing throughout the
valley.
G. II. Nash's new and neat ice cream
and soft drinks parlor, next the drug
store, was opened Sunday. A dish of
Nash's ice cream makes one feel ten
years younger.
Fred Raspberry returned to Quiichena
last week after the burial of his brother
Edward, at Lytton. He was accompanied by Miss Swartz, sister of the deceased man's widow.
"Shorty" Fessler has repaired his
boat, "Diamond Vale Clipper," and is
taking it to Nicola lake, where he will
enjoy a vacation, indulging in Ike Walton's favorite pastime.
The many friends of Mrs. Robert
McDonald, who has been seriously ill
for the past two weeks, will be pleased
to learn that she is now convalescent
and able to be about as usual.
James Williamson, better known as
"the man who fell off his ranch," arrived in town Monday. Mr. Williamson
purposes making a trip through the
Similkameen country shortly.
If you want to possess a King in the
mowing machine world write M. Du-
mond, Ashcroft, and he will give you
all the particulars about the "McCok-
mick," the peerless grass cutter.
Jas. Fooley, of Nicola, presented The
Herald with several rhubarb stems
yesterday, of which one measures 26
inches long and 4 1-2 inches in circumference. Is there any iu Merritt that can
beat this? asks Mr. Tooley.
Dan Fraser returned from Harrison
Hot Springs Wednesday, where he has
been for the past three weeks for the
benefit of his health. Dan is looking
much better, and expects to be feeling
like a yearling in a week or two.
The picnic to be held at Lower Nicola
on Saturday of this week will be a big
success. This annual affair has "caught
on" and many are talking of the good
time they are going to have on Saturday
among the hospitable people of the
lower end of the valley.
On June 9th Frank Bailey sold a part
of lot 1 block 18 (opposite Coldwater
hotel), for H. Murk of Penticton, to Z.
Kirby of Keremeos. The price was
#500. This, Mr. Bailey informs us, is
the highest price ever paid in Nicola
valley for a part of a townsite lot.
R'Y CONSTRUCTION
UP THB  COLDWATER MAY START
WITHIN FEW WEEKS
Documents Have Been Filed For the
First Thirty Miles From Merritt
to Similkameen ��� Outlook
Good for Early Start
To a man up a tree it looks as if there
was to be something doing in railway
construction at this point within the
next few ��� weeks. An advertisement
appearing on page three of this issue
show., that the C.P.R. has deposited in
the Land Registry Office at Kamloops,
a plan, profile and book of reference
showing the first section (thirty miles)
of the proposed extension of the Nicola,
Kamloops and Similkameen railway
from Merritt to Similkameen. Inquiry
made by The Herald shows that the
road is to be built along the Coldwater
survey.
We are given to uhdertandupon very
good authority that the initial steps
in connection with the construction will
be taken the latter part of this month
or early in July. In our next issue,
however, we expect to have information
to hand which will be positively authentic. That bunkers at Spences Bridge
are being got in readiness is a good sign.
Construction work starting at this
time will be a good thing for Merritt
and the valley generally. With the
rich mineral country to be tapped and
the advantageous connections to be
made in the south it would be strange
indeed if the C. P. R, did not proceed
with the proposed extension at the earliest time possible.
The Dance
The dance held in the pavilion last
Friday night under auspices of the M.
A. C, was a decided success in every
way, except that the attendance was
rather small. This was due principally
to the threatening condition of the
weather. Those present, however,
enjoyed themselves immensely. The
locket and chain, which was drawn for
hy the ladies, was won by Mrs. R. J.
McGregor. Music was furnished by
the Merritt orchestra.
Peck Proceeds on Pilgrimage
After spending one month in the coal
metropolis, J. Peck MacSwain has continued on his pilgrimage to the Seattle
Fair, From Merritt he took advantage
of some of the surplus walking on the
government road to Kamloops���he enjoys country scenery so much. Mr. Mac-
Swain only intended to favor us with his
presence for a few days, but became so
infatuated with our seductive ozone,
frolicsome sunshine and superb booze
that he remained a full moon. With all
his various attainments, it is strange, but
true, that Peck was not once arrested, nor
asked to take charge of a Sunday school
class. Peck MacSwain is probably known
personally to more people in B. C. than
any other individual. lie has traveled
over the province many times in the past
Jo years, and his faculty of turning acquaintances into friends is peculiar toliis
bright and optimistic disposition. Peck
lias his faults���who has not? He is a
pilgrim who is treading the seamy side
of life more because of bis happy-go-lucky
nature, his love for convivial companionship, and too big-hearted characteristics
than for any other reason. Peck has wit
and genius, but lias never learned to say
"No!" when a "good lime" is in light,
He is honest as the day is long and will
give his last crust to a hungry dog, but,
like many another care-free genius, has
imbibed the nomadic spirit to such a degree that his feet always itch fci the pasture farther on. Here's that Peck may
reach the Paystreak before the lights go
out.	
TENDERS   WANTED
Tenders are invited for the privilege
of two refreshment booths, at Nicola,
on July 1st, 1909. One at or near Athletic grounds and one on race track
(Blackwell'b field); also for supplying
meals (dinner and supper), at some
convenient place. It is expected that
the successful tenderer will furnish
good refreshm. ntB and meals at reasonable prices. Tenders to be addressed
to "Chairman Finance Committee, Nicola, B. C." up to and including June
21st, 1909.   By order,
Finance Committee.
Nicola, June 10th. THE  NICOLA  HERALD
THE NICOLA HERALD
L. G. LOBSINGER, Publisher.
Published Every Friday
Subscription, in Advance. $2 a Year
Meriutt, B. C, June 18, 1909.
GAME   PROTECTION.
Protection of game should inter
est every person who enjoys sport
with rod or gun. Promiscuous
dynamiting of fish and shooting-
deer, geese and grouse out of season is generally known to have been
going ou more or less in Nicola
valley for years. These are serious
offences and drastic steps should be
taken to bring to justice the culprits who commit such infringements of the game laws.
A committee representing the
Merritt Athletic club lias the' consent of a number oi well known
sportsmen throughout the valley to
submit their names Lo Provincial
Game Warden Williams as volunteering to act as deputy game wardens in the various districts. These
gentlemen are all true sportsmen
and are in a position to fill the office
to such advantage that results may
be looked for, by reason of the fact
that they are out and around everyday and are thus able to keep
in touch with about all that is going
on out-of-doors iu their respective
localities. The} will be sufficiently
appreciative of the duties they take
upon themselves to perform to
spend a few hours of their time investigating cases where they have
reason to believe the game laws are
being br< ken.
A deputy game warden has invested iu him the same powers as a
piovincial constable and may summarily place under arrest anyone
found transgressing the game laws.
When the appointments are confirmed, the names and addresses of
the new wardens will be published,
ap that the general pub1'?- will know
with whom to lodge ii formation or
complaints when c ,.->es of infringement of the Act comes under their
notice.
SQUIBOGRAPHS
Are we downhearced ?
hypocrites, gamblers, knockers,
drunkards, backbiters, blackmailers, bartenders and busybodies are
stumbling over one another to get
first in the procession on the path
that leads to the golden stairs.
British Columbia is in the midst
of a railway boom. Railways are
going to "make" British Columbia.
Railways mean transportation.
Transportation means the development of our wonderful natural resources. The development of our
natural resources means unlimited
prosperity for the province.
Railway construction out of Merritt is practically assured for this
summer. The crops in the valley
are good. The cattle are looking
fine. New business buildings going up denote confidence in our future. Now, if the operators and
the miners would only get together
in terms of agreement mutually satisfactory and resume operations
what a hummer of a year this
would be.
In many of the larger towns and
cities steps are being taken to provide suitable playgrounds for children. The movement has grown
rapidly since prominence was given
in the Toronto papers to the action
of a modern 12-year-old youth in
tliat city. He appeared before the
mayor and complained that there
was no place iu the city tor the
"kids to play catch." He said
they were not allowed to play in the
parks, and the police chased them
out of the alleys and side streets.
Pie wanted to know why the chief
magistrate could not give them a
playground. To grow up right a
boy must have his play and playground. This bright Toronto lad's
action has set many mayors thinking, from coast to coast.
Health Food
NICOLA VALLEY
BREWERY     ���
Is now (ready to supply your
wants with the best on the
market.
Drink the Beer that is going
to help make the coal metropolis famous, grow fat and LIVE till you die.
Patronize Home Industry
L. FORSCHNER, Proprietor
FOR SALE
Cattle Ranches, Fruit
Lands or Acre Lots.
Coal lands in the Nicola and Similkameen Vallies for sale, lease or bond on
easy terms.
Mow is the time to buy a $500.00 Gerhard Heintzman Upright Grand Piano
nearly new for $250.00.
Development work and mining contracts undertaken. Examination and
reports.
FRANK BAILEY & CO.
Mining Engineers,
Merritt, B.C.
A good place to patronize
Ashcroft  Hotel
Newly renovated. Headquarters for
mining men.. Electric Lighted, Hot
and Cold Baths, Cozy Rooms. Best
Table in Town. Fine Bar. Commodious .Sample Rooms.
McGillivray & Veasey,  Prop?.
Be an optimist, but not not a bull-
he aded ont.
A little autho ity makes many a
man an ass.
Six years from now Merritt will
have a population of 5000 souls.
Many men are broadminded when
it is to their personal advantage to
be so. 	
An exhibition of peevish childishness on the part of a grown-up
man is detestable.
Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's
"Grand Old Man,'' died eighteen
years ago this mouth,
News that copper is on the rise
will be welcomed by the mining
man and the prospector, who will
join iu the shout:    "Let 'er r sel"
John Burns, the .abor leader, describes the sufi-.fgettes who are
continually forcing their way into
the House of Commons in England,
as "female hco'igans."
Rev. Dr. Hale, chaplrin of the
United States Senate, an hor. philanthropist and historian died on
June 10th. Dr. Hale commanded
the respect of the  whole world.
Every stranger who conies into
the ���oal metropolis, and whose
bump of observation is at all developed, invariably remarks on the
grandeur and adaptability of our
townsite locations.
The series of revival mc etings in
Kamloops are closed and now many
The doctor is sure that my health is
poor, lie says that I waste away; so bring
me a can of the shredded bran, and a
bale of the toasted hay; oh, feed me on
rice and denatured ice, and the oats that
the horses chew, and a peck of slaw and
a load of straw and a turnip and squash
or two. The doctor cries that it won't
be wise to eat of the things 1 like; if I
make a break at a sirloin steak, my
stomach is sure to strike; I dare not
reach for the luscious peach, or stab at
the lemon pie; if I make a pass at the
stew, alas! I'm sure to curl up and die.
If a thing looks good.it must be eschewed,
if 1 ad, I may eat it down; so bring me a
jar of the rich pine tar from the Health
Food works up-town; and bring me a
bag of your basic slag, and a sack of
your bolted prunes, and a bowl of slop
from the doctor's shop, and ladle it in
with spoons! 1 will have to feed on the
jimson weed, and the grass that the cows
may leave, (or the doctor's sure that my
health is poor, and I know that he'd not
deceive.���Walt Mason.
GRAND PACIFIC HOTEL
KAMLOOPS
The nearest hotel to the railway station
The only convenient hotel for travelers.
Good rooms,   good table,   good liquors.
Two large sample rooms.    Good stabling
in connection.
���XFV.   DOBSON
PROPRIETOR
For sale or to let
800 acres of mountain pasture land.
Apply, M. Adams, Merritt, B. C.
Grand Central Hotel
Ashcroft, B.C.
Everything up to date.    Best cuisine in
town.   Bar supplied with the best wines,
liquors and cigars.   When in Ashcroft
stop at the Grand Central.
GEO. W/IRD,    h     PROP
Corner lot on Quiichena and Chapman
streets for sale, size 63x120. Apply to
M. N. Adams, Merritt, B.C.
240 acre hay ranch for sale
Comprising 15 head of stock', farming
implements, household goods, 80 acres
in timothy, 40 acres in hay meadow,
balance easily cleared. Located in Otter valley. For further particulars apply to M. Adams, Merritt, B. C.
F. u.
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METROPOLITAN
IEAT MARKET
NICOLA, B. O.
General S
Blacksmith
-AGENT FOR-
Sharles Tubular
CreamSeparator
ALSO FOR
The famous John Deere
and Fleury Plows
and all classes of Farm Implements
MERRITT, B. C.
The choicest of Beef,   Mutton,   etc.,
always on hand.
Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.
Bank of flontreal
Capital,  $14,400,000.   Rest, $12,000,000 Head Office:   Montreal.
Sir Edward Clouston, Bart.   Vice-President & General Manager.
T.HESLOP, - ���   PROP
W. H. GRAY
(R. M. Woodward's Sawmill.)
BUILDER and
CONTRACTOR
ROUGH & DRESSED LUMBER
SASHES       DOORS
SHINGLES MOULDINGS
 .���i-   "
LOWER NICOLA,   -   B. C.
Savings Bank Department.   MASSES
BANK MONEY ORDERS ISSUED AT THE FOLLOWING RATES:
$5.00 and under 3c.
Over $5 and not exceeding $10 5c.
Over $10 and not exceeding $30.. 10c.
"   $30       $50..15c.
These ORDERS are PAYABLE AT PAR at any offico in Canada of a chartered
Bank (Yukon excepted).
They form an excellent method of remit ting small sums of money with safety  and at
Bmall cost.	
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
Merritt Branch,
A. C. GOURLAY,
Acting Sun-Agent.
Nicola Branch,
A. W. STRICKLAND,
Manager.
COLDWATER HOTEL
WM. McINTYRE, Proprietor
First-class Accommodation.    Best of Cuisine.
Wines,  Liquors and Cigars.
MERRITT, B. C.
iir��nm'i*air ������������
OLAVALLEY IEAT MARKET
3Vtl33?5.2?LXT'X',   IB. O.
DEALERS IN
Prime Beef,   Mutton,   Lamb,   Veal, Pork and Ssusage,
Poultry,   Hams and Bacon,   Fresh Fish
CATTLE   BOUGHT   AND    SOLD   BY  THE   CARLOAD
I. EASTWOOD, Mgr
^merri tt=
FOR LOTS AND ACREAGE IN THIS, THE
COMING TOWN OF THE INTERIOR SEE
H. S. Cleasby, s Coutlee
or at Nicola Valley Meat Market, Merritt,
every Wednesday & Saturday afternoon
NICOLA, B. C.
S. KIRBY, - Prop.
Under new management and personally
supervised.
Cuisine unexcelled,
Hot and cold baths.
Every accommodation for tourists and
those desiring to spend
a week-end in Nicola.
Finest hunting and
fishing; guides, horses,
etc., always on hand. THE   NICOLA  HERALD
CHIPS FROM THE BLOCK
A Line-up on What Is Doing in Near-by
Districts and Throughout British
Columbia Generally
Real estate is booming in Edmonton.
Victoria is to have a new $150,000
theatre.
Creston is in the midst of- a building
boom.
Revelstoke is to have a new $40,000
school building.
The Great Northern is expected to
raach Hedley by September 1st.
Lethbridge is to have a truant officer.
Such a man is needed in every town.
A Saskatoon man who fired at the
deputy sheriff has been committed for
trial.
Col. Otter will be in Kamloops on
June 28th to inspect the local militia
camp. ���
Morris Robinson, a driver at ' the
Cumberland mines, was killed last Friday.
The power house at Kelowna was
burned to the ground with a loss of
$10,000.
The Munday Lumber Co.'s mill at
Three Valley was almost totally gutted
by fire last week.
Tommy Matsell, a well known Victoria character, suicided last week by
taking carbolic acid.
Citizens of Fernie are having a cleanup day when all will work together to
beautify the city.
The police have rounded up a gang of
cattle rustlers who have been operating
through Red Deer section.
Ross Donaldson, a well known C.P.R.
engineer at Revelstoke, and Miss Ains-
lie, of .that city, were married last week.
On suggestion of the Kamloops board
of trade, the C.P.R. will instal an elec-
tric bell at the west end bridge railway
crossing.
The feast of Corpus Christi was celebrated by large bands of East Kootenay
Indians at the St. Eugene mission, near
Cranbrook.
Dominion Day celebrations will te
held at Princeton and Penticton where
elaborate programs of sports are to be
carried out.
Another bunch of eastern mining men
are to visit Kamloops district and it is
expected there will be something doing
in the camp before long.
James Moore, 77 years of age and a
pioneer of the Cariboo, has just left on
a prospecting trip to Bridge river, covering the 60 miles on foot.
About 75 of a survey party are in the
vicinity of Lytton, taking surveys for
the C"N. R. Other survey parties are
scattered along the proposed route.
A. Johnston, of the Revelstoke Mail-
Herald, while gathering kindling wood
the other morning, came across four
sticks of 60' dynamite. How they got
there is a mystery.
Elam Frey and Miss Clara Wood are
now traveling in double harness at
Vernon. Mr. Frc--, being a pressman
in the Okanagan printery, he will now
come in for a lot of overtime.
Harold Clarke, station agent at Illecil-
liwaet, and Bliss Smith were married at
Vancouver last week. The bride was
formerly in charge of the millinery
department of C. B. Hume & Co.,
Revelstoke.
Tho Revelstoke Observer believes
that a circus is a bad thing to let into a
town, in that it takes out all kinds of
money and fills up the city with an undesirable class, besides causing damage
by breaking down crossings and injuring
trees and boulevards. The Observer
, advocates that the money should be
kept at home to encourage local enterprises and amusements.
Miss Jamieson, for a number of years
a missionary in India, addressed a meeting in St. Andrew's church, Kamloops,
on Wednesday evening. Miss Jamieson,
who is a native of Ontario, has devoted
her life to educating the heathen of
India. During the many years she has
been engaged in this self-sacrificing
task, results of untold good lie to her
credit.
rZmmiXZSSBamZ??.
Oroceries
33l��3r   C3-Ooc3LiS
IT PAYS TO DEAL WITH THE
iwpiiiiBBgwg'iyrwwBiffiTr^
General Store
WHY?
Because at this store will be found a full and complete line of GENERAL MERCHANDISE at prices lower
than you will pay elsewhere.
Because our goods are all new and feesh and are
guaranteed eight.
Because our ambition is to satisfy the public in every
particular���and our constantly increasing business shows
that we are doing it the best we know how.
. Because you can save money at this store.
COKE ONCE AND YOU'LL COME AGAIN
J. A. MENZIES, Prop,
ECsix,cS.,5^r��ix,o   Sporting OOOds
OTEL iVlERRJTT
RATES $2 A DAY.
MERRITT, B.C
FINE ROOMS       ����--*       FINER TABLE
FINEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
PINE   LARGE   SAMPLE  ROOMS
HEADQUARTERS   FOR   COMMERCIAL   TRAVELERS
G. E. HYGH
Proprietor
Painter and Decorator
mMS^VSSaKESSS&S&X.
Signs, Wagons, Carriages, Buggies, Sleighs, Cutters,
etc. Painting, Graining, Papering, Stencilling, Frescoing, Gilding, Kalsomining, etc.
Estimates furnished free on all kinds of work applying
to the trade.
All work guarauteed flrst-clasg.   Once tried you will have no other
! QailiGHENA H9TEL
\ Q-o-iiDciJ-HiiEDirsr^., IB. c
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a  Boating, Fishing, Shooting, Guides, Horses, etc.
��� always on hand.
I FIRST-CLASS WINES AND LIQUORS.
I        EVERY ACCOMMODATION FOR TOURISTS
C    Hot and Cold Water Baths. * ��� Terms: $2.00 and upwards.
j JOSEPH GUICHON,    :::    Proprietor
9 l>ft>CJ" 8L>*^> J^'tS'��J'���J't>'t>t>5L!��- :���"��*<* <J> <J> <* ^SJ ��
Victor Safes,
BEST ON ^ 4
THE MARKET
Guaranteed Absolutely Fire-Proof.
If you are in need of the best, write to E. G. PARNELI*,
agent, P. O. Box, 880, Vancouver, B.C.
Public Notice
Is hereby given that the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (as Lessee and
exercising the franchise of the Nicola,
Kamloops and Similkameen Railway
Company) has this day deposited in the
Land Registry Office in the City of
Kamloops, in the Province of British
Columbia, a plan, profile and book of
reference showing the first section
(thirty miles) of the proposed extension
of the said Nicola, Kamloops and Similkameen Railway from Merritt to Similkameen, in the Yale District, in the
Province of British Columbia aforesaid,
as approved by the Board of Railway
Commissioners for Canada.
Dated this 22nd day of May, 1909.
R. MARPOLE,
General Executive Assistant
Canadian Pacific Railway Company
23-4	
It is expected that tracklaying west
of Keremeos will begin as soon as the
high water subsides.
Keep your eye constantly on the
HERALD advertisements as many good
opportunities can be obtained therefrom.
60   YEARS'
EXPERIENCE
RRITT LIVERY AND FEED STABLES
A. J. COUTLIE, Proprietor.
Saddle Horses, Single and Double Drivers
supplied on short notice.
First   Class   accommodation for Horses.      Everything New
and First Class.    Express meets all trains.
BUGGIES FOR HIRE.
Trade Marks
Designs
copvrights &c.
Anyone sending a sketch nnd description may
quickly ascertain our opinion froe whether an
invention Is probably patentable. Communloft-
tlonsatrictlyconlklontlnl. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. tiKic.it agency for securing patents.
l'ntents taken through Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in tho
Scientific jfiHcrScan.
A handsomely Illustrated weekly. Largest circulation of any scientific journal. Terms, $'<! a
year; four months, tl. gold by all noivsdonlers.
MUNN &Co.36,Broad^ New York
Braucb Office. 625 IT St., Washington, D. C.
BUYS
A well built new frame house
containing 4 good rooms, barn,
woodshed, about 1 acre of land.
Quarter of a mile from railroad
station, near to stores, post-
office, church and school.
APPLY
Nicola Valley Land Co.,
OOUTLEE, B.O.
HENRY'S NURSERIES
FOR THE SPRING TRADE:
Tested Stock���Seeds for Farm, Garden
or'Conservatory���from the best growers
in England, France, Holland, United
States and Canada.
HOME GROWN
Frnit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits
Fertilizers, Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps,
Spraying Materials,   Wire  fencing and
gates, Cut Flowers.
140 Page Catalogue Free
OFFICE, eHEEMHOOSSS ft SEEDHODSE-
3010 WESTMINSTER ROAD,
VANCOUVER, - B.C.
Branch Nursery,     -     ���    S. Vancouver THE   NICOLA    HERALD
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*
LOCAL NOTES
Big doings at Nicola on July 1st.
Frank  Weis left for Douglas lake
Tuesday.
Wm. Cooper has secured the contract
of plastering the new school.
RANCHERS ATTENTION!
I am just in receipt of a car load of
salt and can offer lowest possible prices
by the ton, also rock salt for horses.
G. B. Armstrong.
Alf. Collett returned Friday from a
trip to Harrison Hot Springs.
Tom Dawe is at present supplying as
conductor on the Nicola branch.
J. Garcia returned Wednesday from
spending a day at Spences Bridge.
Wm.   Everson was   a   visitor  from
Quiichena a couple of days this week.
Miss Lillian Freeman spent a few
days last week with friends at Spences
Bridge.
The rake that gathers the hay and
gives satisfaction is a McCormick.��� M.
Dumond, Ashcroft, B.C. 23-2
A. R. Carrington, the Nicola merchant, paid the coal metropolis a visit
Saturday.
Dan Munro spent a few days last
week at the home ranch at Aspen
Grove.
Archie Jackson was among the visitors to Quiichena and the Triangle last
Sunday.
Wm. Voght and Thos. Hunter left
Tuesday on a short business trip to
Kamloops.
Rev. Pugh, of Lytton, succeeds to
the position held by the late Archdeacon Small.
John Blackwell, of the Quiichena
road, was a visitor to Merritt friends
the latter part of last week.
Mrs. G. E. Hygh and daughter Mildred left Tuesday for a few weeks' visit
among friends at Vancouver and Nanaimo.
The Dreadnought of all mowing
machines ��� "The McCormick." ��� For
particulars address, M. Dumond, Ashcroft, B.C.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Jones and son Eddie
and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hyland and
daughter Helen enjoyed a trip to Quiichena on Sunday.
TENDERS FOR HAY
TENDERS will be received by the
undersigned, Manager of the Bank of
Montreal, Nicola, B. C, up to noon of
the 24th day of June instant for 45
tons of hay, more or less, in the stack,
situate about a half a mile from
Nicola. The lowest or any tender not
necessarily accepted. Terms cash.
Further particulars may be obtained
from the undersigned or from A. C
Gourlay of the Bank of Montreal,
Merritt, B. C.
Dated this 9th day of June, 1909.
A. W. STRICKLAND.
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL CARDS
FOR SALE
1 two-year old Filly, 2 yearling Fillies, 1 yearling colt. All sired by Rose
Emperor. 1 half-bred yearling Jersey
Bull. 23-4
JOHN BLACKWELL, Nicola.
To Whom it May Concern:
This is to certify that I have this day
received a settlement in full for the
loss of a horse insured with the British
American Live Stock Association, Ltd.,
of Vancouver, B.C.
Signed R. H. WINNY
Dated at Nicola, B.C., June 9th, 1909.
NOTICE
Is hereby given pursuant to the "Cattle
Lien Act" that there will be sold by
Public Auction at the Court House,
Nicola, on Friday, June 25th, at 2 p.m.
One bay horse, three .years old, to realize the sum of $36, owing to me for
keep and pasturage, together with lawful expenses.
Dated at Nicola this fifteenth day of
June, 1909.
2 R. H. WINNY
Wm. Cooper, the contractor, and
Ernest Fraser, our local pedagogue,
spent a pleasant holiday at the Quiichena summer resort Saturday and
Sunday.
Lost���Leather Notebook, containing
Insurance papers. H. C. Huntington
in gilt letters on book. Return to
Nicola Valley Lumber Co., Limited,
Canford, B. C. for reward.
The Bunyan City council recently
visited Merritt in a body���Mayor Johnson and Aldermen Hardy, Riddle, Weis
and Wilson. Johnson's hard(y) riddle
to wise up Wilson was amusing.
NOTICE
DON'T FORGET THE
PICNIC and SPORTS
at LOWER NICOLA, on
SATURDAY, JUNE 19th
EVERYBODY WELCOME.
Lunch will be served at 12 o'clock
sharp.    Sports will begin  at 2 P. M.
Young men bring your sweethearts;
married men don't forget your wife
and family. Come all and enjoy a
pleasant day.
Tickets for lunch: adults, 50c, children 10 years and under, free. Supper
will be served at 6 P.M. Adults, 25c,
Children 10 to 15 years, 15c.
Wm. Corkle, Secretary.
D. Dodding, President.
Coyote,   Big-Horned  Owl  and  Golden
Eagle Bounty Regulations
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that,
from the first day of May, 1909, a bounty
of three dollars ($3) will be paid on
every coyote killed within the Province,
on a certificate of a Justice of the Peace
that such animal was killed by the person claiming the bounty, and that the
skin of such animal was produced to
him. The Government Agent, or other
official paying the bounty, shall punch a
hole in the left ear of the animal, the
hole to be not less than one-quarter of
an inch in diameter; and any such hole
in any ear of any skin shall disqualify
any such skin from the bounty.
That from the first day of May, 1909, a
bounty of two dollars ($2) will be paid
tor the destruction of each big-horned
owl, and of three dollars (?3) for the destruction of each golden eagle within the
Counties of Cariboo, Yale and Kootenay.
Both legs of each golden eagle, upon
which bounty is claimed, must be produced intact to the Provincial Game
Warden, Mr. A. Bryan Williams, J. P.,
of Vacouver, by the person claiming the
bounty.
Every person applying for bounty
shall furnish the Provincial Game Warden with an affidavit to the effect that
the bird upon which bounty is claimed
was killed within either of the aforesaid
Counties.
HENRY ESSON  YOUNG,
Provincial .Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Office,
13th May, 1909. jun4
M. L. GRIMMETT, LL. B.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,
NOTARY   PUBLIC,    ETC.
Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal.
NICOLA,
B.   C.
WM. RILEY
General Blacksmith
lorse Shoeing h specialty.
NICOLA, B. C.
.A..   O.   B1.
ClOUUT NICOLA, No. 8'JS1, A.O. P., meetH
/ second and 4th Thursday in each month
at 8 p. in., in Pooloy's Hall. Visiting brethren
cordially invited.
R. Hazlehukst C. It.
Rev. D. K. Allan, Sec.
UNDERTAKING
Caskets and  Collins of all Sizes
on Hand.
N. J. Barwick,
Nicola, B. O.
BEAN BROS.
DEALERS IN
HIDES & FURS
Office at A. Jackson's Store
MEEEITT,    -    IB. O.
ICE CREAH
Parlors are now open for the summer
months.   Best Ice Cream and
Ice Cream Soda in B.C.
G. H. NASH   -   QUILCHENA AVENUE
H. PRIEST,
Photographer
and Sign Writer
MERRITT, - - B.C.
BE WISE
LIKE    TjHZIE    OWL
and have your face laundrjed at
Wincgard's   Barber  Shop
(Near Coldwater Hotel)
PURE BRED
JERSEY BULL
FOR SERVICE
At the undersigned's ranch.
John H. Collett
British American Live
Stock Association, Ld.
Insures all kinds of Live
Stock  against death
from any cause.
R. H. Winny
AGENT. ISicola and district.
. COOPER
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Plastering Brick, Stone,
Cement Floors, Sidewalks, Foundations, etc.
Work promptly and neatly executed.
MERRITT,   -   -   -   B, C.
THE    THOROUGHBRED
STALLION
BY MILNER-BON ITO
SEASON    1009
The thoroughbred stallion 'Militabo,'
by Milner���Bon Ino., bred by Jos. E.
Seagram, Waterloo, Ontario, and owned
by T. J. Smith, Vancouver, will travel
Merritt, Nicola, Quiichena, Douglas
Lake, etc. districts.   Stud fee, $20.00.
For particulars apply,
R. A. SMITH, MERRITT
-OR-
S. KIRBY, NICOLA
Coutlee Hotel
cand Store::
The Gateway to the Nieola Valley Coal Fields
Under one Management, better
than ever.
Concise and special attention
given all patronage.
We are receiving a new line of
Groceries at all times, fresh California fruits and vegetables every
week.
A carload of Flour and Grain.
Also Wagons and Al Buggies to
arrive shortly.
Call and be convinced.   You will be assured of a square deal.
OOUTLEE, B.C.
STATIONERY
Writing Tablets, large and small, ruled and plain
Papeteries, five selections
Post Cards���A.Y.P. and B.C. Views ; also Comics
Envelopes, business or correspondence
Fountain Pens Pencils Memos
Paper Napkins Playing Cards
FRESH STOCK QUALITY and PRICES RIGHT
G. M. GEIMILL
DRUGGIST MERRITT, B.C.
ioo men's and youths' suits to go at cost.
A full line of hats and straws. If you pick
your straw hat from our stock whether you pay
50 cents or $5 00, you will get the Best Hat
Money Can Buy. Summer Shirts, Underwear, Hose and all that a man requires to keep
cool in hot weather.
A Specialty in Boots and Shoes
I request you to give me a visit which will
convince you, after seeing my large stock that
this is the proper place to Buy.
G. B. ARMSTRONG, MERRITT
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