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THE NICOLA HERALD
Vol. 5, No. 13.
MERRITT, B. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1909.
$2 a Year.
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LIQUOR TO INDIANS
NICOLA NOTES
ONE OFFENDER GIVEN FIFTY DOLLARS AND ONE MONTH
Afterolap of Cultus Frank's Tragic End
Two Drunken Siwashes Handed
Fines ��� Chief Peter Drops
Out of the Game
The past week has been conspicuous
for happenings among the Siwashes of
the district.
Following the death of Cultus Frank
at the Sullivan creek reserve, who was
killed while intoxicated, as reported in
our last issue, several persons were up
before Magistrates Murray and Matthews at Nicola charged with supplying
liquor to the Indians or.having liquor on
the reserve. A. Lampreau (father of
the Lampreau who was sentenced at
Kamloops lately to two years for housebreaking) was found guilty and fined
$50 and one month in gaol, or, in default
of payment, three months in gaol. Bob
Patton and J. Tstetkee were fined smaller amounts. No case could be made
against Fred Banford.   ,
Justice of the Peace Cleasby had two
Siwash drunks to deal with at Coutlee
this week. Geo. Gilroy was fined $5
and costs, while Willie Swakum had to
dig up $10 and costs.
Chief Peter, of Shulus, well known
all over the valley, took his departure
to the happy hunting grounds about 3
p.m. Wednesday. The chief was well
known all over the district and for
years had been suffering from pulmonary trouble. We understand he leaves
an estate of considerable value. Peter
had seen about 63 summers.
Miss Ethel Woodward left on a trip
to the coast Tuesday.
A. R. Carrington has purchased Dr.
Tutill's residential property.
j    Mrs. J&s. Chapman, of Lower Nicola,
j visited Mrs. Wm. Riley last week.
The Misses Seaton, of Merritt, were
the guests of Mrs. F. Howse on Monday.
OF LOCAL IMPORT
Howell John returned Monday from
spending a week at Harrison Hot
Springs.
M. L. Grimmett expects to open a
law office in Merritt shortly and will
divide his time between Nicola and this
city.
The Commercial hotel at Nicola is
nearing completion, under the direction
of Thomas Hunter. The building has
seventeen bedrooms.
A billiard match will be played at the
Middlesboro club rooms Friday evening
between five members of the Merritt
Athletic Club and a like number of
Middlesboro cue experts.
Two hundred and seventy cars of
stock were shipped from Nicola during
1908, made up as follows : Cattle, 5344
head; horses, 73; hogs, 03; sheep, 206.
This does not'include animals taken out
by trail to other points,
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(Thursday) ^^^^^^^^^^^
ing a committee, for financing and collecting mineral specimens from the
Nicola valley to be.exhibited at the A.-
Y.-P.   Every adult welcome.
All the "sons of rest" in the camp
who can "give over" sunning themselves on the front porch for a few
hours are requested to turn out tomorrow (Friday) and assist in putting the
football andbaseball grounds in better
shape.
The "Nicola Development Co., Limited," has been gazetted for incorporation. B. P. Little-is the leading spirit
in the new concern, which has for its
object the acquiring of ranching, timber
and mineral lands in the valley, and to
develop or dispose of same as the company may see fit.
All sorts of writing paper, envelopes,
business and visiting cards, etc., can
always be obtained' at the Herald office, either printed or plain.
An informal but delightful card party
was given by Mrs. Pooley on Monday
evening.
Mesdames Tathill and Forcham, of
Vancouver, have come to Nicola for a
few weeks.
Mrs. Lapworth, of Hope, is visiting
Mrs. Wm. Potter. They paid a visit to
Merritt Saturday.
Mrs. Macdonald, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Geo. Murray, left
Tuesday for the coast.
W. H. Brant has purchased the Dal-
ley property from R. H. Winny and
takes possession this month.
A number of the inhabitants are
feeling growing pains,Nbut the grippe
gives them the same feeling.
Preparations are being made to give
Dr. Curtin a farewell dinner. It's coming to him, seeing he has taken such a
hearty and active interest in all the
sport of the town.
March made its last kick a little late
and in consequence we had a slight
mantle of snow and a cold, blustering
wind on Monday afternoon. Farmers
were glad to see the white stuff.
Our school teacher is of the aggressive type. After school hours on Friday they usually have a debate on some
live question. They have a literary
society,' where the president takes the
chair and the secretary reads thej
minutes. The latest is in issuing a
weekly bulletin. Ergo, we have now a
paper of our own.
The N.A.A. held an executive meeting Wednesday evening and laid plans
for a big time during the summer. A
pavilion is to be built on the tennis
grounds and the court, put in good shape
for play. A formal opening match will
come off Easter Monday. The "champion*" are looking forward to some good
exchanges with Merritt and Middlesboro.
REQUISITION PASSED FOR  SCHOOL
BUILDING AT MERRITT
School Report For the Month of March
-Meeting of Athletic Club Held
Tuesday Evening and Good
Reports Given
The request sent in to the provincial
educational department some time, ago
by the local trustees for a new school
at Merritt, has finally been disposed of
by that body. A two-room building was
decided upon and the requisition has
been sent in to the department of public works.
It is to be hoped the latter department will forget a lot of red tape and
call for tenders for the erection of the
new building at the earliest possible
moment. Over sixty scholars are now
on the roll here, and the number will be
considerably increased after the Easter
holidays. As it is the school is in a
congested condition and the seating accommodation keeps the teacher guessing.
trail to other points.
. public meeting willbe held tonight
mrsday) in the Herald hall  appoint-
Burnt Offering by Cattlemen
Chas. O'Brien is down from Douglas
lake rusticating for a few days. Charlie says that up in his section of the
globe the cattle will suffer no more
from severe winters. An Israelite
alighted recently at Douglas lake and
has convinced many of the ranchers
that the old customs practiced in the
time of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
would be just as effective today as
when the ancients were cow-punching.
Consequently, so Mr. O'Brien assures
us, a burnt offering ceremony will bo
'   Merritt Fujiftic School
Following is the honor roll for March:
PUNCTUALITY AND REGULARITY
Irvine Beltner, Rudolf Beltner, Nelson Brolin, Eric Brolin, Helen Hyland,
Mildred Hygh.
GENERAL PROFICENCY
Class IV-Helen Hyland. Class Ill-
May Olson, Agnes Malone. Class II���
Mildred Hygh, Annie King, Edith Paige.
Olass I���David Dickie, Olga Olson, J^hn
Hudson, Lena Voght. II Primer���Irvine Beltner, Anthony Barrett. Supplementary Primer���Harry Collett, Josephine Minbarriet. I Primer���Ina Boyd,
Jimmie Newkirk, Mona King, Norman
Berkeley. I Primer (Junior)���Blodwen
Williams, Jennie Wade,  Lucy Beltner.
The following new pupils were enrolled during the month : Ira Harrington,
Agnes Malone, Barbara Malone, Mary
Malone, David Dickie, Willie Dickie,
Robert Gray, Willie Skelton, Nora E.
Taylor. Ernest Fraser, Teacher.
LOCAL NEWS
J. C. Conklin will finish up his seeding
this week.
W. E. Duncan returned from the coast
on Monday.
Turn out for the big baseball practice
game Sunday at 2 p.m.
The butcher shop is now resting
quietly on its new foundation.
Geo. Munro, C.P.R. roadmaster, arrived in town Wednesday.
Wanted���Work of any kind by an
intelligent young man.   Apply Box 23,
Herald office, Merritt.
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Albert Theise came up from Canford
Saturday, staying over Sunday, and���.
Well, good luck to you, Albert.
A. E. Howse, of Nicola, has returned
from a week's visit to Princeton looking
after his business interests there.
The bill authorizing the construction
of the C. P. R. line from the Nicola
branch to Penticton has been passed by
the Commons railway committee.
Don't forget the concert and dance in
Menzies' hall on Friday evening of next
week in aid of Shulus Indian mission.
Program will be published next issue.
Geo. Irvine, the plasterer and cement
moulder, who has been spending the
winter in Seattle, arrived in the metropolis of the Nicola valley Wednesday.
Owing to a heavy slide about three
miles south of Canford, Friday's train
due here at 11 a.m., did not arrive until
the track was cleared Sunday evening.
The Presbyterian services in Hyland
hall Sunday will be largely choral.
Mesdames Thomas and Tutill are busy
arranging solos, duets and quartettes
suitable for Easter.
ANNUAL  MEETING
OF THE NICOLA VALLEY COAL AND
COKE COMPANY
Encouraging Report on the Past Year's
Operations���Many Improvements
to Be Made During Present
Year���Record Output
The annual meeting of the directors
of the Nicola Valley Coal & Coke Co.,
Ltd., was held in Vancouver last month.
President Hendry and General Manager
Armstrong submitted reports which
showed the business of the company to
be in an exceedingly healthy condition.
A great deal of improvement and development work had been completed
during the past year, and all of the
mines at the Middlesboro collieries were
reported in first-class condition.
Mr. Armstrong stated that a modern
new steel tipple was to be built shortly
and other improvements made that
would put the property in excellent
shape for the continuance of operations
on a much larger scale.
Merritt Athletic Club
A regular meeting of the M.A.C. was
held  Tuesday  evening  in the  Herald
hall.
Sam Poole was elected Captain of the
football club in place of A. S. Howes,
resigned, and R. Huuter elected vice-
captain in place of J. Williams, resigned.
The various committees on the Victoria Day celebration reported everything
progressing favorably.
A half-mile race course has been mapped out, which $75 will put in good
shape. Improvement will also be made
to the baseball and football grounds
this week.
Arrangements are under way to have
Jim Williamson and Billy Bonar, two
miners who have resided in the camp for
many moons, left last week for Vancouver. They will take passage on the
next liner for New Zealand.
The ladies of St. Michael's guild have
completed arrangements for the grand
bazaar to be held in Menzies hall Easter
Monday, commencing at 2.30 p.m. A
dance will be held in the evening.
, Wm. Cooper has built a couple of
chimneys on the new skookum house
and is now engaged on the foundation
for Alf. Collett's new house across the
railway, near the Garcia line.
An historic event took place at Middlesboro on Sunday, March 28th, at the
residence of Jas. Gray, when Rev. D.K.
Allan officiated at the baptism of Mr.
and Mrs. P. Smith's daughter, Margaret
Baxter. This is the first baptism at
Middlesboro.
The mines at Middlesboro are shipping more coal than ever at the present
time. April promises to be the record
month in the history of the company's
operations. From the 1st to the 6th,
inclusive, 103 cars were pulled out of
the collieries. At this rate the total
shipments, for April would amount to
approximately 16,000 tons. During
February and March something over
18,000 tons were billed out of the local
yards.
Fernie Mystery Cleared
I    Arrangements are under way to have
held early next November,   when  the - the A8hcroft bn8eba��� toam here 01] thc
different ranchers will contribute oxen, ' ���
goats and other animals,  which,   combined with a cask of an over-proof spirit,   are expected to produce an incense
that will have the effect of bringing on
chinooks at opportune times throughout
next winter.
Merritt stands unique for a camp of
its size, in that it has no resident
preacher.
The robins are exceedingly numerous
this spring.   In the lot back of the
The finance committee will be out
with the "big stick" next week, and it
is to be hoped they will be liberally
treated in a cause that means much for
Merritt and the Nicola valley.
A full attendance of members is requested for the next meeting on Tuesday evening, at 8 o'clock sharp.
The New Station
While at the coast last week,  Wm.
officials
Herald building yesterday morning the j Voght was assured by C. P. R
writer counted 87 of the  red-breasted i that a   fine   station,   built   of   stone,
songsters and had to quit to look up Lie  would be erected at Merritt this year.
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addition table. The robin lives on grubs
and insects and are a great aid in ridding the farmer of many pests. Their
presence in such large numbers this
season should be welcomed by all.
It is not likely thar the station will be
built at the Voght street crossing, on
account of the grade. The site, it is
expected, will be about where the present make-shift station stands.
We undsrstand that an early closing
petition is being circulated among the
merchants of the valley. This is a
move along modern lines. Nearly every
other district in the interior has adopted
early closing und they find it pays in
the long run.
The Victoria *Day envelopes gotten
out by The Herald have caught on.
They are a fine advertisement for our
celebration, and not only business men,
but others who write letters are using
them. They may be had at The Herald
office at two-bits a package.
Middlesboro won another football
game from Merritt Saturday evening
by a score of 2-0, on their own grounds,
which are built more for coasting than
footballing. A strong chilly wind was
blowing, which made things rather unpleasant for both players and spectators. The Merritt forwards played better combination than their opponents,
but the work of the gully team was
much more effective, particularly as to
goal shooting. Merritt fell down badly
on aggressive work at their opponents'
goal. Another game will be played
between the two teams on the Merritt
grounds Saturday evening, starting at
6 o'clock sharp.
A. J. Limb, of M dulesboro, has written a letter to the Fernie District Ledger which has done much to clear up
tiie  mystery surrounding the identity
of two Englishmen found unconscious
in a shack at that city in the last stages
of   pneumonia.      They   were   miners
named Fell and Moodie, and both  succumbed before they could enlighten the
authorities concerning themselves.   In
his delirium Moodie spoke of a friend.
This friend turned out to be Limb, who
boarded with him in the old country.
In a letter from his  wife,   Limb was
told that Moodie and a miner named
Fell were setting sail for Canada on
February 10th, their destination being
Fernie.
President Sherman Withdraws
Late dispatches say that Frank Sherman, president of District 18, U. M. W.
of A., has withdrawn from the international union. It is claimed that an
agreement was decided upon and just
before it was signed Sherman called the
Btrike at Lethbridge and other points.
The operators appealed to T. J. Lewis,
international president, and it is said
Lewis has promised by telegraph to
have agreement signed and work resumed at an early date. However,
union officials at Lethbridge have no
confidence in the report of the Lewis
telegram, andtclaim Sherman is right.
As far as Fernie and Michel are concerned, the strike is over, the agreement having been signed for two years.
Four hundred miners went on strike
at Hosmer last Friday.
If the strike in the Lethbridge district
is not soon settled, iu is feared Boundary smelters may have to close.
For sale or to let
800 acres of mountain pasture land.
Apply, M. Ad��ms, 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.
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THE NICOLA HERALD
L. G. LOBSINGER, Publisher.
Published Every Friday
Subscription, in Advance, $2 a Year
Merritt, B. C, April  9, 1909.
UNHOLY MARRIAGES
In the spring of last year a white
woman and a Hindoo were married
in Vancouver. Some mouths later
a Vaucouver "hasher" was tied up
to a Chinese restaurant keeper of
New Westminster, while at the same
time she was engaged to a white
laborer. A few weeks ago the
daughter of a San Francisco archdeacon turned the matrimonial
trick, with a flat-faced Jap as her
partner .in nuptial felicity. And
now comes a press dispatch from
Portage la Prairie, Man., telling of
the marriage of a wealthy Chinaman of that city to pretty Nellie
Klliott, of Melnoon, Sasic. These
are but a sample of many like instances which should cause the
heart of the Asiatic immigration
imbecile to rebound with joy as he
reflects on the argument used by
anti-Asiatics, viz: the impossibility
of assimiliation between the races
of the Occident and the Orient. But
the great thought which is set astir
when we note such unholy marriages, is: what sort of womanhood
is this that links herself to a blood
as much foreign to her real nature
as is that of a South Seas cannibal ?
In ninety-five per cent, of such
cases as are above recited, the lust
for gold is the incentive. Nothing
need be said auent the moral depravity which must prompt a woman in her youthful bloom to sell
herself body and soul to a filthy
Hindoo or and opium-saturated,
rat-eating heathen from China, all
for the sake of the few worldly luxuries their dirty dollars will buy.
And what about the finish? What
is to happen whf'i the glitter of the
gold is dimmed ;r:d she is ostracized from social communication with
her kind ? ,
"Say, what remains wlien hope is fled?"
She answered,  "Endless weeping."
A history of such deplorable
cases w-u'd show th tthe "endless
weeping" soou ciiiinmates in suicide or a state of perpetual comatose
through drugs���note the horrible
happenings in the Chinese sections
of cities like San Francisco.
While we can scarcely agree with
Pope that "most women have no
characters at all," still it would be
interesting to have an analytic
treatise on the grey matter of women who desert their own race to
link up for life with disciples of
the pig-tail and the turban. We
believe such marriages to be iniquitous ; that they are a menace to
posterity ; that they should not be
countenanced by the law of the
land, and that ministers who officiate at these "mixtures" are a disgrace to the cloth.
enterprise  and  predict something
extra good from as this year.
Nor will they be disappointed.
In fact, we cannot afford to let them
be. We have started out good for
the 1909 demonstration and we must
see to it that the finish more than
justifies the expectations of those
who will be our guests. This is
our chance to advertise Merritt and
give a telling boost for the Nicola
valley. Let every true citizen dip
in his ore and paddle to a big success this Victoria Day. Never mind
the groucher, if one there be ; just
hand him a lemon.
Are
boosters ?
SQUIBOGRAPHS
you   numbered    with
the
-not the boomers.
There is no truth in the rumor
that Jack Johnson will draw the
color line.
Have you ever stopped to consider in a rational sort of way the
benefits to be derived from a live
board of trade ?
$1000
BUYS
A well built new frame house
containing 4 good rooms, barn,
| woodshed, about 1 acre of laud.
Quarter of a mile from railroad
station, near to stores, post-
office, church and school.
APPLY
Nicola Valley Land Co.,
OOUTLEE,  B.C.
We heard a man, whose better
half works about fourteen hours a
day, complaining recently about
having to support a wife.
Owing to our accident polic}' having lapsed, we shall refrain from
individual descriptions of the various Easter head-spreads to be seen
this season.
Imagine an intelligent white
woman, shunned by her race, growing old with a much older Chinese
husband. Lovely picture, don't it ?
Sort o' makes one long for the removal of the head tax.
Thursday of last week was the
anniversary of the greatest April
fool joke ever played upon the mine
workers. It was on a first of April
that the general inauguration of
the eight-hour day took place.
When we went to night school
it was "The hand that rocks the
cradle is the hand that rules the
world." In England at present
that hand seeks to rule by fighting
policemen and mobbing M. P.'s.
The nimble Yankee keeps hipping
across the border to western Canada
iu spite of all Uncle Sain can do
to keep his best settlers at home.
The Canadian west certainly looks
good to American farmers, who arc
expected to swell the population of
this country by 100,000 this year.
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.
PROPRIETOR
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. WARD,    n     PROP
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METROPOLITAN
MEAT MARKET
NICOLA, B. O.
The choicest of Beef,  Mutton,  etc.
always on hand.
Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables,
T. HESLOP,
PROP
ADVERTISING  MERRITT
There is no better manner of advertising a town than by holding an
annual celebration day,_aud by the
citizens going into the work of carrying through such a celebration
iu a whole-hearted manner that will
make visitors glad they came and
anxious to come again.
Last Victoria Day Merritt had
about one-fourth her present population, but she succeeded in attracting a large crowd of outsiders.
These were treated up to the handle
and were most agreeably surprised
at the line of sports put on by so
young a camp. This year we may
reasonably expect three or four
times the number of visitors that
helped make things hum here a
year ago. Last year's visitors are
living advertisements for our two
days' of sport on May 24th and 25th.
Ample evidence that Merritt's manner of doing things on a celebration
day is still fresh in the minds of the
outside public, is given by a perusal of our exchanges, many of
which give the coal metropolis considerable praise for her energy and
The Ledge is still published at
Greenwood, despite the fact that
Bob. Lowery announced iu the issue
of March 25th that the big noise
would start breaking the monotony
of Nelson with its April fool number. The colonel has had another
think and the brighter outlook for
business in the Boundary has warmed up his pedal extremities and
caused the spirit of optimism to
prevail.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
In the Estate of Jesse Contain,
deceased.
Notice is hereby givw that all persons
having any claims against the late
Jesse Coutlie, who died on the 14th day
of January, 1909, at Merritt, B. C,
are required to send by post prepaid or
deliver to the undersigned solicitor herein for I. Eastwood and A. Fyall, executors of the will of the deceased, their
names and addresses and full particulars
in writing of their claims, and the nature
of the securities, if any, held by them.
And take notice that after the 1st
May, 1909, the said executors will
proceed to distribute the assets of the
deceased among the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the
claims of which they shall then have had
notice.
Dated 22nd March, 1909.
M. L. Grimmett.
Nicola, B. C, Solicitor for the executors.
Are YOU on The Herald roll ?
GRAND HOTEL
(Cor. Nicola Ave. & Garcia St.)
NOW OPEN
FOR BOARDERS
First-Class Accommodation.
JN'ewly Furnished.
MRS. C. HOGGAN,
Proprietress.
W. H. GRAY
(R. M. .Woodward's Sawmill.)
BUILDER and
CONTRACTOR
ROUGH & DRKSSED LUMBER
SASHES       DOORS
SHINGLES MOULDINGS
LOWER NICOLA,
B. C.
WM. COOPER
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
C-OF<J
Plastering, Brick, Stone,
Cement Floors, Sidewalks, Foundations, etc.
Work promptly and neatly executed.
/ 	
MERRITT,
B.C.
The Nicola Herald, Two Dollars.
COUTLEE  HOTEL
COUTLEE,  B. C.
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The Gateway to the Nicola Valley Coal Fields
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STRICTLY   FIRST   CLASS
Dining Room Unexcelled
TRY OUR DIKING ROOM and SATISFY YOURSELF
The Bar Is Stocked with the  Highest Grade Goods and we Make a
Specialty of Fancy Mixed Drinks.
COLDWATER HOTEL
WM. McINTYRE, Proprietor
First-class Accommodation.    Best of Cuisine.
Wines,  Liquors and Cigars.
MERRITT, B. C.
NICOLA VALLEY MEAT MARKET
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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
MERRITT
FOR LOTS AND ACREAGE IN THIS, THE
COMING TOWN OF THE INTERIOR SEE
H. S. Cleasby, s Coutlee
or at Nicola Valley Meat Mai ket, Merritt,
every Wednesday & Saturday afternoon
DRIARD
HOTEL
NICOLA, B. C.
S. KIRBY, - Prop.
Under new management and personally
supervised.
Cuisine unexcelled.
Hot and cold baths.
kvery 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
Cranbrook is to have a $50,000 school
building.
Burglars have recently been operating
in Cranbrook.
Cranbrook is putting on a big race
meet for May 24 and 25.
Milk adulteration is causing a growl
from Kamloops' citizens.
A. J. Burn, of Calgary, won the Marathon at Portland, Oregon.
Summerland has a potato famine.
Spuds are scarce at $40 per ton.
Current rumor says that the initials
A.-Y.-P. mean "After Your Purse" at
Seattle.
From Kamloops comes word of rumors of another strike amongst C.P.R.
machinists.
J. McLaughlin got three years at
Nelson last week for breaking into a
second-hand store.
It is claimed that Vancouver receives
and sends out nearly twice as many
sea-going vessels as Montreal.
W. Potter, wanted in Lacombe, Alta.,
on a charge of forgery, was arrested
last week by the Vancouver police.
A Vancouver man on being asked
how many brothers he had, replied:
"Two living and one in Victoria."
Duncan Ross, ex-M.P. for Yale-Cariboo, will start a daily paper in Vancouver, the first number of which will
appear in July.
Captain William Moore, founder of
Skagway, and a pioneer steamboat and
mining man of British Columbia, is dead,
at the age of 85 years.
The trial of Lord Sholto Douglas for
the shooting of the man Rowlands,
whom he found in his home at Creston,
will begin on May 10th.
Revelstoke officials have been guilty
of ' 'passing the queer.'' Lately several
crazy persons have been sent, to New
Westminster from the railroad city.
A North Thompson Indian brought
into Kamloops the other day the pelts
of five cougars and received a total
bounty of $75 from the government
agent.
A Kamloops schoolgirl in the physiol-
ology class was asked how many ribs
she had. ' 'I don't know,'' she giggled.
"I'm so awful ticklish I never could
count them."
Kamloops will celebrate May Day,
and the live topic now is which of the
many pretty, pink-cheeked damsels of
that city will be honored as "Queen of
the May."
A. W. Dickenson, of Arrowhead, has
a contract of getting out30,000,000feet
of logs for theTingston Creek Lumber
Co. This will cover a period of about
three years.
John Houston has no need to drop a
line to a fish at Prince Rupert. Lately
herring have been so plentiful in the
harbor that they are dragged out with
garden rakes.
For selling beer without a license, a
Revelstoke Jap was fined $150. It is
refreshing to know that the little
brown heathen doesn't control all of
British Columbia.
The Revelstoke Observer will erect a
building and put in a first-class plant in
that city. Heretofore the Observer has
been printed at the Inland Sentinal office at Kamloops.
Kamloops clerks are asking for a
weekly half-holiday for the summer
months. Surely the merchants of such
a progressive town will not be behind
the times in this matter.
G. H. McClintick, a former C. P. R.
brakeman of Revelstoke, was granted
$4000 damages at Vancouver last week.
The claim was for loss of fingers while
engaged at his work.
A Vancouver milkman has been arrested for stealing a pair of trousers
from a clothes line. One coast paper
called it "bare-faced" robbery, but the
office imp allows this was only out of
politeness.
P. Burns is giving the Swifts of Chicago a swifter race for the control of
the meat business in Western ,Canada
than the Yankee poachers bargained
for. Pat's latest "call" is the buying
up of the markets of the Porter Bros,
of Vancouver.
A Fraser lake trapper, Pete Burn-
stead had the unique experience of
playing tag with a cougar around a tree
until the animal was driven away by his
dog. Burnstead came upon the cougar
while it was engaged in eating a silver
grey fox out of a trap.
The good, old, free-an'-easy days of
the Crows Nest are a thing of the past1
and the Sunday lid is screwed down in
nearly all the towns along the Pass;
Even in sporty Cranbrook the Sabbath
water wagon rumbles along as the old-
timers sighingly hum, "What's the
matter with Hannah?"
Constable Ego, came over from Lil-
looet on Tuesday's stage bringing with
him a Klootchman and Frank Gott who
have been sentenced to imprisonment
for supplying liquor to Indians. Gott
had only just been released after serving six months for a like offence. This
time he goes in for a year.���Ashcroft
Journal.
William Herbert McCormick, formerly of Kamloops, who was arrested in
Vancouver about three weeks ago on a
charge of false pretense in obtaining a
loan of $6000 from C. D. Rand on a deed
to his mother's property which it was
alleged was a forgery, has been discharged from police custody and the
information withdrawn.���Standard.
CONTRACTS UNDERTAKEN FOR
SIMM AND CRIBBING WELLS
To any depth.   Pumps installed, either
hand, steam or wind-mill.
"EXCAVATIONS AND CELLAR WORK"
Assesments,   development   work   and
mining contracts taken.
Buildings erected on the instalment
Elan. 20 per cent, of cost of building,
alance on easy terms. ��� Examinations
and reports. Ten years experience in
Yale District.
Survey made, mining maps compiled,
coal and fruit lands, farms and cattle
ranches for sale.
FRANK BAILEY & CO.
Mining Engineers,      -    Merritt, B.C
SPECIALS FOR
THIS WEEK
EURNITURF        Dining Room Chairs, regular 2.35 each, for     1.85
Bed Room Chairs, '���     1.50       "           1.10
Rockers, regular 2.75 for 2.25; 5.00 for 4.00;   5.50 for    4.50
Also a splendid line of Iron Bedsteads, 3ft., 3^ft., 4ft., at COSt.
CLOTHING Men'a Navy Blue Serge Suits, reg. 20.00, for  16.00
Men's Worsted Suits, reg, 20.00, for  16.00
" " 16.00, for  13.00
Odd Trousers, a splendid variety at extremely low prices.
MEN'S SUMMER Penman's Black Balbriggan, reg. 2.50 per suit, for    2.00
UNDERWEAR     Crown Brand Balbriggan,        "   1.50       "       "      1.00
Grey Unshrinkable, reg. 3.00 per suit, for    2.50
GROCERIES Star of India, Black Ceylon Tea, reg. 50c lb., for 40
Force, a very popular Breakfast Food, reg. 20c pkg., for 1$
Diamond Brand Jam, reg. 25c, for 20
" "     Tomato Catsup, reg. 25c, for 20
These are only a few of our Specials for this week.    Call and inspect our stock.
You are sure to be pleased and find your trip very profitable.
NEXT DOOR TO COUTLEE'S BARN D0NT FORGET!
Diamond Vale Supply Co.
Merritt General
���: Store:���
JUST ARRIVED
A   FRESH   StJPPLT   OP
GROCERIES,  HARD- ,
WARE, DRY GOODS,
BOOTS AND SHOES
ALSO   A   CARLOAD   OF
FLOUR  AND FEED.
A splendid stock of Doors,
Windows, Shingles! and Building Material.
ALL OUR STOCK IS PERFECTLY NBW.
GIVE US A CALL AND BB OONVINOBD.
j.
A. MENZIES, Prop.
Merritt, B.C.
Bank of flontrea!
Capital,  $14,400,000.   Rest, $12,000,000 Head Office:   Montreal-
Sir Edward Clouston, Bart.   Vice-President & General Manager.
Savings Bank Department.   Intere3t Allowed
at Current Rates
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 office in Cmmda of a chartered
Bank (Yukon excepted).
They form an excellent method of remitting small sums of money with safety and at
small cost.
NICOLA BRANCH
A W. STRICKLAND,
Manager.
N.  PETERSON
GENERAL BLACKSMITH
Here's where you get First-Class work done at
Moderate Prices.
H0RSESH0EIN(T~A SPECIALTY.
All kinds of Carriage work and Wheel-Wrighting promptly executed.
MEEEITT,  B.C-
Victor Safes,
BEST ON * *
THE MARKET
Guaranteed Absolutely Fire-Proof.
If you are in need of the best, write to E. G. PARNELX,
agent, P. O. Box, 880, Vancouver, B.C.
MERRITT 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. THE   NICOLA    HERALD
Liberal Meeting.
A meeting of the Liberal Association
will be held in  the  Herald hall next
Tuesday evening, April 13th.   All members are kindly requested to attend.
J, H. Collett.
LOCAL NOTES
Hot X buns.
Boost for Victoria day.
Whose hen's nest have you got spotted?
Grand display of Easter hats takes
place Sunday.
Look over your stock  of stationery,
then place your order with the Heraldf
A. Coutlee will shortly commence the
erection of an addition to his livery
barn.
A. Senior and P. McLean are engaged
in erecting an addition to J. Wade's
house.
Dell King left "Saturday for his ranch
up the Coldwater, where he intends to
do considerable work this spring.
M. P. Stewart, the Nicola livery man,
was a Merritt visitor last Friday, on his
return from a business trip to Ashcroft.
Billy Small, who is well known in
Ashcroft returned this week after wintering in the Nicola country. ���Journal.
Don't forget the Jeweller at Nicola.
Your repairs will be promptly attended
to at coast prices. J. B. Haddad, Nicola, B. C.
A. W. Strickland, guardian of the
gold at Nicola, accompanied by Mrs.
Strickland, was a visitor to the hub of
the valley Monday.
W. H. Winegard, the local tonsorial
acrobat, returned from Kamloops Wednesday. He was accompanied by Mrs.
Winegard and children, who will now
reside here.
Francis Rey, who has been in the
camp for the past few months, is spending a few days with Nicola friends and
will shortly return to his ranch at
Mamraet lake.
The many friends of Mrs. Dot Marpole in the valley will regret to learn
that she is at the Royal Inland hospital
at Kamloops with her little daughter,
the latter being quite ill.
Bert. Goodisaon, who has been with
J. R. A. Richards as mixologist at the
Montebello hotel at Salmon Arm since
Joe opened the resort, has returned to
the valley and expects to make the coal
metropolis his place of abode for the
future.
The home paper gives you the reading
matter in which you have the greatest
interest���the home news. Its every
issue will piove a welcome visitor to
every member of the family. It should
head your list of newspaper and periodical subscriptions. The Herald can be
obtained from now by new subscribers till January 1st, 1910 for $1.
next as follows:
. Merritt, 3 p. m.
Middlesboro, 7 p. m.
Methodist Church:
Rev. 0. M. Sanford will conduct services next Sunday as follows:
Nicola, 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Lower Nicola, 3 and 7.30 p.m.
ICE CREAH
Parlors will be open for the season on
EASTER SUNDAY.   Best Ice Cream
and Ice Cream Soda in B. C.
G  H. NASH   -   QUILCHENA AVENUE
H. PRIEST,
Photographer
MERRITT, - - B.C.
BUSINESS <& PROFESSIONAL CARDS
NOTICE.
Is hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply to the superintendent of provincial police, Victoria, B.O ,
for a retail liquor license for the Aspen
Grove Hotel, at Aspen Grove, B.C.
G. R.  Batbs.
April 1st, 1909. Aspen Grove, B.C.
M. L. GRIMMETT, LL. B.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,
NOTARY   PUBLIC,    ETC.
Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal.
NICOLA,
B.   C.
WM. RILEY
General Blacksmith
Horse Shoeing a specialty.
NICOLA. B. C.
.A..   O.   F.
COURT NIOOLA, No. 8911, A.O. F., meot*
second and 4th Thursday in each month
at 8 p. m��� in I'ooley's Hall. Visiting brethren
cordially invited.
R. Hazlehuhst, C. R.
Rbv. D. K. Allan, Sec.
MERRITT
BREWERY
ils 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.
L. F0RSCHNER, Proprietor
Church Services.
Anglican Church:
Vicar Jas. Thompson will hold services as follows:
Good Friday���Canford, 11 a.m.
Merritt, 3 p.m.
Nicola, 7.45 p.m.
Easter Day���Nicola, 9 a.m.,' 11 a.m.
and 7.30 p.m.
Easter Vestry meetings:
Merritt���Monday, April 12th, 7 p.m.
Nicola���Friday, April 16th, 8 p.m.
Presbyterian Church:
Rev. D. K. Allan will preach Sunday
DAN.   FRASER
BOOT AND SHOE
EEPAIRER
Work promptly and neatly executed.
Nicola Ave.   MERRITT, B. C.
UNDERTAKING
Caskets and   Coffins of all Sizes
on Hand.
N. J. Barwick,
Nicola, B. C.
BEAN BROS.
DEALERS IN
HIDES & FURS
Office at A. Jackson's Store
MBEEITT,    -    B. O-
LAND ACT.
Take notice, that I, Mary T. Hardiman,
of Canford, B.C. intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands for permission to purchase 40 acres of -land,
situated on the north of the Nicola river,
and adjoining lot 137, commencing at a
post placed at N. W. corner, thence east
ten chains; south, forty chains; west,
ten chains; thence forty chains to point
of commencement.
MARY T. HARDIMAN.
March 8th, 1909. 9-8
F. G. PAIGE
General S
Blacksmith
-AGENT FOR-
HENRY'S NURSERIES
FOR THE SPRING TRADE:
Tested Stock���Seeds for Farm, Garden
or Conservatory���from the best growers
in England, Frauce, Holland, United
States and Canada.
HOME GROWN
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits
Fertilizers, Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps,
Spraying Materials, Wire fencing and
gates, Cut Flowers.
140 Page Catalogue Free
OFFICE, GREENHOUSES & SEEDHOUSE,
3010 WESTMINSTER ROAD,     '
VANCOUVER,  - B.C.
Branch Nursery,     -     -    S. Vanpouver
THE COUTLEE STORE
We beg to announce that we have opened a
General Store Business in the premises just
vacated by the Diamond Vale Supply Co.'y.
We have opened a brand new and complete
stock of DRY-GOODS, GROCERIES,
BOOTS AND SHOES, CROCKERY,
HARDWARE, Etc. We are in the field
to stay, and by honest methods and honest
goods, believe we can command a fair share
of your patronage. Place a trial order with
us, and we are confident you will be anxious
to continue the experiment. Our motto is :
A SQUARE DEAL TO ONE & ALL
S. J. SOLOMON & CO,
The famous John Deere
and Fleury Plows
and all classes of Farm Implements
MERRITT, B. G.
Lodge Hall to Let
First-class lodge hall in central portion af the town can be inspected and
applications made at the Herald office.
The Right Place to Buy
For the Right  Goods
at the Right Prices
all the time
You cannot do better than leave your orders with
HE. FORSYTH
General Merchant
Middlesboro
Hotel Merritt
RATES $2 A DAY.
MERRITT, B.G
FINE ROOMS       *~*        FINER TABLE
FINEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
FINE)   LARGE   SAMPLE  ROOMS
HEADQUARTERS   FOR   COMMERCIAL   TRAVELERS
G. E. HYGH
Proprietor
SAVE! SAVE! SAVE!
The only way to save is to deal with
the Premier store of the Nicola valley
BARGAINS IN ALL LINES
Spring house cleaning. I am headquarters for
Linoleums, Carpet Squares, Mats, Jap Matting, Wall Papers, Burlaps, etc.
I am opening a ladies' ready-to-wear department to my store and can supply waists, skirts,
coats and everything that a lady may desire.
Gents' furnishings at startling reductions.
Look the problem square in the face and
SAVE
G. B. ARMSTRONG, MERRITT
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, Props.
NOTICE
Sixty days after date I intend to apply
to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works to purchase 480 acres .mountain
pasture land.
Beginning at the S. W. corner of my
pre-emption on the Pot Hole Creek in
the Nicola district, running 80 chains
west, 40 chains north, 40 chains east, 40
chains north, 40 chains east then 80
chains south to place of beginning, making 480 acres more or less.
F. W. GILCHRIST,
Aspen Gjpve, B. C.
February 11th, 1909.

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