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THE NICOLA HERALD
Vol. 5, No. 31.
MERRITT, B. C, FRIDAY, AUG. 13, 1909.
$2 a Year.
CAPITALISTS HERE
HAVE   VOGHT   AND   BLAIR   OOAL
PROPERTIES BONDED
Men From Minneapolis Are Convinced
That This Is a Good Center For
Speculation���Preparing For
Active Work
Several Minneapolis capitalists,
who for some time have had the
coal properties of Wm. Voght and
Gilbert Blair bonded, were in the
city this week, having left on
Thursday afternoon's train. They
have been very active while here,
and it is believed they will acquire
both of the properties.
We understand it is the intention
to sink a shaft on the Blair property as soon as possible, and also to
lay the Blair flat out in acre lots.
We are unable to give fuller particulars in this issue, but hope to
be able to do so next week. However, it is safe to say, that a good
deal of foreign capital is to be invested in this section the coming
fall.
In company with W. E. Duncan
and Frank Bailey the Minneapolis
men made a thorough inspection of
the country around Merritt and
Nicola and were highly pleased
with the result. They intend to
have representatives here in a short
time.
Labor Day at Quiichena
1st 2nd
1. 1 mile race 75   15
2. 1-4 "   dash 40  10
3. 1-2 "     "   Indian 10    5
4. 1-4 ' 'Pony 14.2 hands & under cup 10
5. 1-2 "   dash 65   10
6. 1-2 "     "   Klootchman 10    5
7. 11-2" hurdle, 6 hdls. cup 10
8. 1-2    " dash, cowboy 15   10
9. 11-8" race 100 25
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Four horses to enter; three to start.
All weights will be catch weights. Entrance fee, 10 per cent, of purses. Decision of Judges to be final. Entries for
races 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and 9 close on September 4th, at 12 m.
Don't  forget  Pauline Johnson  and
Walter McRaye on the 16th.
School Board
A meeting of the school board was
held Wednesday evening, with all the
trustees���Messrs. Cleasby, Menzies and
Forsyth���present.
Routine business was transacted.
Arrangements will be made for supplying water for the school.
Advertisement will be made for a
second teacher.
School reopens Monday, the 23rd inst,
in the fine new school.
Playing Tag With Salmon
J. T. Edwards, the fisheries inspector,
is in the valley. Mr. Edwards says
many thousands of young trout have
been placed in the lakes of this county.
Recently he placed a number of salmon
in the Fraser on each of which a tag
about the size of a ten cent piece was
attached to one of the fins. Mr. Edwards wishes to see where these salmon
will go and is offering four bits for
every tag returned to him.
LOCAL NEWS
Got your ticket for the concert ?
C. C. Main and Fred Hyland have
started painting the new school.
Mrs. U. S. Thomas and son Roy left
Thursday on a visit to Vancouver.
F. Gladwin is back from Aspen Grove
where he has completed work on the
claims of he and I. Eastwood.
Steve Edwards returned from Aspen
Grove Tuesday where he had been
working on "Big Soo" Smith's claims.
Sam Hyland is hobbling about with a
sprained ankle this week, sustained
while working on the skyscraper Monday.
A carload of the best shingles have
been received by the Diamond Vale
Supply Co. 31tf
H. C. McDougall, late of the B. C.
Traffic association, Vancouver, arrived
in town this week and likes the metropolis so well that he will probably locate here.
Mrs. Ellen Collett, of Souris, Man.,
accompanied by her daughter, Mary,
is visiting her brother, Thos. Hunter,
of Nicola, and other relatives in the
valley.
Last Friday evening a lodge of the
Modern Woodmen of America was instituted in the Herald hall. In our next
issue we will give a list of the officers
elected.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jackson and
daughter Mary and Miss Morrison, all
of Triangle ranch, Quiichena, were here
Sunday visiting Archie Jackson and
other friends.
The interior of Howry & Stanley's
new restaurant and butcher shop has
been fitted up in good shape and they
will be ready as soon as Mr. Howry returns from his visit to the States.
Miss Ethel Weismiller, of Duncan, is
visiting Mrs. M. Olson. She formerly
taught at Coldwater, where she was
very popular and her labors were attended with pronounced success.
The diamond drill is now in operation
on the Diamond Vale's new location,
and two shifts are being worked. We
understand that a shaft is to be sunk on
the previous location, and work started
very shortly.
M. W. Elley, district manager for
Heintzman & Co., is in the valley this
week, advocating the company's famous
pianos. Mr. Elley is much impressed
with the rapid growth of this young
camp.
The death of George Gilles is reported
from Victoria. Deceased was formerly
in the employ of Angus McLean, Kamloops, but latterly was with the R. P.
Rithet company at tne capital city, and
was well known in the valley. Mrs.
Gilles is the daughter of Jos. Moore,
Kamloops, formerly of Stump lake.
THINGS GOING UP
Merritt Athletic Club
A meeting of the Merritt Athletic
club was held Tuesday. The attendance
was very slim. The members should
certainly make an effort to buck up on
this attendance business. There are
many things to do to arrange for the
fall and winter sports, and attend to
the interests of the club. A debating
society is proposed to be organized before long, and the idea is certainly a
good one. A meeting of the executive
is to be held in the Herald hall this
(Friday) evening.
Don't forget the Pauline Johnson
concert in Menzies' hall on Monday,
August 16th.
BUILDING  GOING  ON IN MERRITT
ON LARGE SCALE
NICOLA NOTES
Every Confidence in Merritt's Future
is Displayed ��� Improvement and
Progress Seem to Be Order
of the  Day
Merritt just now is in the midst of a
building "epidemic" that augurs well
for the future prosperity of the rapidly
growing metropolis of the valley. The
investing public are showing absolute
confidence in the possibilities of the
town and the optimistic feeling is shown
on every side.
The first sod was turned for Jackson
Brothers' substantial structure on the
corner of Nicola avenue and Voght
street on Monday morning. Excavation
is completed and the carpenters will
soon have hammer and saw in operation. One portion of the building will
be occupied by the Bank of Montreal.
Wm. Mclntyre's imposing three-story
building���the new Coldwater hotel���is
being rushed to completion with all
speed.
The new school will be all ready for
the "kids" to clatter in for the coming
term. This is a handsome two-room
building, well lighted and ventilated,
with about four times the seating capacity of the old school.
Geo. Irvine has a 22x28 cottage under
way with basement and cement foundation. He is going to build several
more.
Albert Wilson has men at work finis-
ing up his neat cottage on Granite
avenue.
Dr. Tutill will shortly have work under way on the addition to his hospital.
As soon as the men engaged putting
in the concrete culverts at Dot they
will be in Merritt to start the C.P.R.'s
fine new station. They are expected to
finish at Dot tomorrow or next day,
and we may safely say that the long-
looked-for station will begin to take
actual form next week. Much of the
material to be used is already here.
Geo. E. Hygh has plans under way
for extensive improvements and additions to his already fine hostelry, the
Hotel Merritt.
The Diamond Vale Supply company
intends erecting a large new store, but
plans are not yet out.
Shorty Fessler commenced work on
Monday on a livery stable for D. Mun-
ro.   Merritt looks good to Dan.
Isaac Eastwood will in a few days
have work started on a business block
on Quiichena avenue, part of which will
be occupied by Gemmill's drug store,
where you can get "square drugs and a
square deal."
G. B. Armstrong's terrace cottages
are all completed and all occupied, and
he is to start more new building shortly.
There is considerable other building
going on in Merritt and vicinity, and
there is not an idle carpenter in the
community. The Diamond Vale has a
large supply of material on hand at
their new lumber yard and many teams
are kept busy hauling from their mill
at Bunyan City. J. A. Menzies is also
rushed with orders.
Not so long ago Merritt was dubbed
"a town of shacks." It was; every
new camp is. But the substantial and
imposing structures beiing built���for
keeps���show conclusively that the utmost confidence is placed in Merritt's
future.
Don't miss the Johnson-
McRaye Concert in Menzies'
hall, next Monday evening.
It's alright.
Mrs. Wm. Munro is visiting at the
coast.
Mrs. S. Kirby and sons left Tuesday
on a trip to Vancouver.
Geo. Hayes of Vancouver is renewing
old acquaintances.
Posters will shortly be out for the
sports at Quiichena on Labor day.
James Simpson has opened a watch
repairing shop in the Barwick block.
Misses Howse and Thompson left
Tuesday for a vacation at the coast.
Four cars of Douglas Lake cattle
were shipped to the coast Tuesday.
Mrs. Whiting, of Alabama, arrived
in town last Friday, accompanied by
her two children, and is a guest at the
Driard.
Mrs. M. L. Grimmett and children
are visiting at the coast, Mr. Grimmett
accompanying them as far as the
Bridge.
The Rev. T. H. Wright and Douglas
Wright visited Lillooet for a few days
last week. They report that the Salmon are running plentifully and good
catches of sockeyes are being made
daily by the fishermen on the Fraser.���
They succeeded in catching a few trout
on Seton Lake and a few salmon from
the Fraser. ���Ashcroft Journal.
Nicola Retains Tennis Cup
The second tennis tournament was
held at Middlesboro Saturday afternoon.
Opening���Brash and Allan, Nicola,
vs. Gibson and Niven, locals, the latter
winning by 6"2-6'4.
Second contest���Duncan and Browitt,
locals, won from Draper and Charlton,
Nicola by 64-61.
Third contest���Strickland and Grimmett, Nicola, won from locals Wilson
and Boyd by 6'2-6'4.
men's singles
Charlton, Nicola won from Gibson,
Middlesboro by 64-63.
Strickland, Nicola, won from Browitt, Middlesboro by 6-4-6"4.
Nicola retains the cup for 1909 by 3
points.
Mrs. (Dr.) Tutill, assisted by Mrs.
H. E. Forsyth, served tea.
Church Services.
Anglican Church:
Rev. J. Thompson will conduct services on Sunday, Aug. 1st as follows:
Nicola, 8 a.m., holy communion.
Middlesboro, 3 p.m.
Nicola, 7.30 p.m.
Methodist Church:
Rev. J. W. Hedley will conduct services next Sunday as follows:
Nicola, 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Lower Nicola, 3 p.m.
D. Dodding   will   conduct   services
at Lower Nicola, at 7.30 p.m.
Presbyterian Church:
Rev. G. Murray will conduct services
next Sunday as follows:
Lower Nicola, 11 a.m.
Merritt, 3 p.m.
Middlesboro, 7 p.m.
BURNED TO DEATH
A Good Entertainment
The Pauline Johnson and Walter McRaye concert on Monday night in Menzies' hall will be of a character that
many people in this section have not
had the good fortune to witness. Miss
Johnson, who is a full blooded Mohawk,
is praised greatly in every city where
she appears, and Mr. McRaye as an
impersonator is seldom equal.
ELEVEN  PERSONS  CREMATED  IN
FIRE AT VERNON
Caught in Trap When the  Okanagan
Hotel  Burns  Down  They Meet
Death in a Firey Furnace
���A Heavy Loss
An appaling disaster occurred at
Vernon early Tuesday morning
when the Okanagan hotel was destroyed by fire and eleven persons
perished in the flames.
The building was a large brick-
veneer structure and was patronized chiefly by the laboring class.
It had about sixty guests, and so
sudden was the onrush of the
flames that those who escaped did
so with great difficulth, while numbers never got out of their rooms.
Those who are known to have
perished are: Wilbur Smith, carpenter; J. J. Funston, laborer;
James Anderson, deliveryman for
J. W. Glover; Julius Fuerst, bartender, a relative of the proprietors
of the hotel, from Wetaskiwin;
George Jarrat and George McKay
of Calgary; George Settgast, a man
named Hickling, another named
Chabtree and a Bohemian.
Coal Company Buys Compress
Work is going ahead with increased
vigor at the Nicola Valley Coal & Coke
company's mines at Middlesboro, and a
number of improvements are being
made with the addition of new machinery, etc., that will add to convenience
of operation and greatly increase the
output.
Recently, R. P. Williams of Rossland,
representing the Canadian Rand company, sold a 30-drill Rand air compressor
to the company, which, it is expected,
will be built and installed in less than
three months.
The company is outputting over 400
tons of coal per day at present and
when the compressor ordered is installed, 1000 tons a day will be extracted.
The quality of the Nicola Valley company's coal is well known and the demand for the product is constantly increasing.
A new bunker is being built at No. 1
tipple, which will greatly facilitate
matters the coming winter.
On Trail of Decker's Slayer
A despatch from Los Angeles, Cal.,
is to the effect that William Haney, for
whom the British Columbia authorities
have been searching and for whom a
reward of $4000 is offered, is in that
city.
Haney is the man who shot down Constable Isaac Decker at Ashcroft when
the latter attempted to arrest him with
the other members of the train robbery
party who held up the C. P. R. train
near Ducks a few nights previous.
The provincial government is holding
up a reward of |2500 for Haney's capture and the railway authorities are offering $1500. Haney served a term in
Folsom penitentiary for robbery. Chief
Dishman of Los Angeles has detailed a
large number of detectives to find Haney
who they believe is in hiding somewhere
in Los Angeles.
Don't forget  the  Pauline Johnson
concert in Menzies' hall on August 16th. THE  NICOLA  HERALD
THE NICOLA HERALD
L. G. LOBSINGER, Publisher.
Published Every Friday
Subscription, in Advance, $2 a Year
Merritt, B. C, August 13, 1909.
The King of England and the
Czar of Russia are hobnobbing together at Cowcs.  Something doing.
Kootenays looked quite so satisfactory as at present. There is no
boom, and what is more one is not
wanted, but there is a distinct revival in the mining industry,based,
not on the efforts of wildcatters,but
on the legitimate values of the various properties as producers of gold,
silver, lead, zinc, copper, or combinations of these as the case may
be.���Nelson News.
Harry K. Thaw is now trying to
prove his sanity. There are many
others in this world trying to do
the same thing.
Over 17,000 lobsters have been
brought from Halifax nnd put in
sea near Nanaimo for propagating.
This is not the only eastern city
that has sent ''lobsters" to B.C.
It is a law of inevitable compensation that just as the knocker
knocks so he gets knocked. The
same law applies to the booster.
Be a booster and the world will
boost you!���Ex.
A Texas character died recently
with his boots on. At the inquest
a pistol and $40 were found in the
clothing. The magistrate fined
the corpse the $40 for carrying concealed weapons. That's going
some.
Government telephone linemen
are busy ou the lake shore in Okanagan valley, which prompts us to
enquire when Superintendent Stevens is going to come through with
his premises respecting Nicola valley.
There is no truth in the report
that some sports at Quiichena have
offered Jeffries and Johnson one
million dollars for a fight there on
Labor Day, but they will have one
of the liveliest celebrations iu the
interior just the same.
Never have Merritt's prospects
looked brighter than now. Building on really substantial lines is at
its commencement. The development of the District about Merritt,
is commencing on a broader basis,
aud all are beginning to realize
what a bright future is in store for
the metropolis of Merritt and the
whole valley in general.
The Provincial authorities are
determined to enforce the Thistle
Act throughout the province, and
a large number of notices have already been served on people to
have the obnoxious weeds on their
property destroyed, but as some of
them have not complied the police
are preparing to issue summonses
for the defendants to appear in
court.
There is a rumor, not without
cause, that in the event of a Provincial election taking place this
Fall, that the return of J. A. Sho-
field will not be opposed. It is
also a foregone conclusion that
Tom Caven will be the unanimous
choice of the Conservative party
for the Cranbrook seat in opposition
to Dr. King, the present Liberal
member. It's dollars to doughnuts
that the popular railway conductor
will win out at this the second time
of asking.���Creston Review.
Probably at no time in the history of this country has the mining
situation in the Boundary aud  the
What about Merrill's band? It
seems to us that Prof. Simmons'
proposition for an independent
band, which amounts to a school of
instruction, where each member
buys his instrument and his tuition,
is an excellent one. By next season they would be proficient and
have goods for sale," as the professor puts it, and besides acquiring an education in band music and
practice, they would very soon be
able to pay the original investment
and pile up a little bank-roll besides. We trust the boys who
have musical talent (and there are
a goodly number in the metropolis)
will get together at once and come
down to practical business. There
is something to it, boys, and there
is also honor in being charter members of Merritt's pioneer band. A
meeting for organizing will be held
in the Herald hall this (Friday)
evening.
The Brook
I chase myself by ledge and shelf,
through pasture and through meadow;
I sometimes run in light of sun, and
sometimes in .he shadow; and here and
there the fishers swear, because the trout
are wary; and so I curl and rush and
swirl, by woodland and by prairie. I
wander by the porker's sty, where microbes are abounding; I skip and fiop by
blacksmith's shop, with hammers loud
resounding. I play and sport and rip
and snort by alders aud by willows; the
heated cows here hold carouse, and cool
off in my billows. I sing and trill and
gladly fill the washer-woman's boilers; I
amble through the shack where glue is
made by scented toilers. Through gloomy
fens and slaughter pens, by barnyard
and by stable, I jog along, with joyous
song, as fast as I am able. The milkman's pail I fill with stale and germ-infested water, ann give a thought as on I
trot, to children marked for slaughter.���
Walt Mason.
Don't forget Pauline Johnson and
Walter McRaye on the 16th.
A sitting   of the
County Court of Yale
will be held at Nicola, on
SEPTEMBER  17th,  1009
at 10.80 a.in.
George Murray, C.C. Registrar
General *&
Blacksmith
-AGENT FOR-
Shades Tubular
GreamSeparator
NICOLA VALLEY
WERY
Is now ready to supply your
wants with the  best on  the
r.-.arket.
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.
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. FineBar. Commodious Sample Rooms.
McGillivray & Veasey,  Props.
ALSO FOR
The famous John Deere
and Fleury Plows
and all classes of Farm Implements
MERRITT, B. C.
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.
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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  Ashcroi't
stop at the Grand Central.
GEO. WARD,    -     PROP
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METROPOLITAN
MARKE1
NICOLA, B. O.
The choicest of Beef,   Mutton,   etc.,
always on hand.
Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.
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Capital,   $14,400,000.    Rest, $12,000,000 Head Office:   Montreal.
Sir Edward Clouston, Bart.   Vice-President & General Manager.
Savings Bank Department.   S^S^rSSS
BANK MONEY ORDERS ISSUED AT THE FOLLOWING RATES:
$5.00 and under 3C_
Over $5 and not exceeding $i6! ...5c.
Over $10 and not exceeding $30. ,10c.
"   ?30   "    " ��      $50..15c.
Ban���TukTe&d?. PAYABLK AT *** at any office In Canada of a chartered
sma^oost0��� "" oxcellc"1' method of remitting small sums of money with Safety  and at
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
Merritt Branch, Nicola Branch,
A. C. GOURLAY
Acting Sur-Agknt.
A. W. STRICKLAND,
Managick.
COLDWATER HOTEL
WM.  McINTYRE, Proprietor
First-class Accommodation.    Best of Cuisine.
Wines,   Liquors and Cigars.
MERRITT, B. C.
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DEALERS IN
Prime Beef,   Mutton,   Lamb,   Veal, Pork and Sausage,
Poultry,   I lams and Bacon,   Fresh Fish
CATTLE   BOUGHT   AND    SOLD    BY   THE   CARLOAD
I. EASTWOOD, Mgr
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MERRITT*
FOR  LOTS AND ACREAGE IN THIS, THE
COMING TOWN OF THE INTERIOR SEE
H. S. Cleasby, s Coutle
or at Nicola Valley Meat Market, Merritt,
every Wednesday & Saturday afternoon
;e
240 acre hay ranch for sale
Comprising 15 head of stock, farming :
implements, household goods, SO acres |
in timothy,  40 acres in  hay  meadow.
balance easily cleared.    Located in Ot
ter valley.    For further particulars ap
ply to M". Adams, Meruit, B. C.
House and Lot For Sale
House and lot, corner Voght street
and Granite avenue.
For further particulars apply to
M. N. ADAMS, Merritt, B.C.
NICOLA, B. C.
S. KIRBY, - Prop.
Under new management and personally
supervised.
Cuisine unexcelled.
Hot and cold baths.
luvery 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 Lineup on What Is Doing in Near-by
Districts and Throughout British
Columbia Generally
The Peachland cannery is running full
time.
The C.P.R. is to build a large tourist
hotel at Nelson.
The crops are reported good over the
whole province.
Five citizens of Michel have received
Black Hand letters.
A handsome new Anglican church is
to be built at Summerland.
The tracklayers expect to be in Hedley by the 15th inst.
The Spokane Interstate fair will be
held September 20th to 25th.
It is said that there are several hundred prospectors around Sheep Creek.
The big bore into Phoenix hill from
Greenwood has reached the 300-foot
point.
A ladies' building is to be added to
the college at Summerland at an outlay
of $15,000.
The Golden Crown mineral claim in
Wellington camp is being advertised
for sale.
The Granby company are constructing
a large trestle work for the dumping of
waste west of No. 2 tunnel.
All eyes are now turned towards Summit Creek, the scene of many gold
strikes the last few weeks.
Creston Board of Trade will send a
delegate to irrigation congress to be
held at Spokane.
Dr. E. W. Sawyer, principal of Okanagan college, and wife, celebrated
their silver wedding last week.
A Salmon Arm man claims society
ladies in that town pluck ducks alive
and wants the S.P.C.A. to take action.
Hugh Brown, formerly a railway engineer of Kamloops, is dead at Water-
ous, Sask., the result of a sailway accident.
A. E. Haggan, of Revelstoke, is
charged with obtaining money under
false pretense from the Mundy Lumber
Co.
Greenwood claims to have more saloons in proportion to the population
than any place on earth.���Grand Forks
Gazette.
Mrs. A. J. Mariow left on Nicola
stage last Thursday on an extended
visit to Kamloops, the capital and the
A.Y.P.-Princeton Star.
The Indian, Martin, who is held in
connection with the fatal brawl at
Shuswap which resulted in the killing
of another Indian, Michel, received his
preliminary hearing Monday.
On Sunday of last week Kelowna
would have been in ruins from fire, but
for the excellent work of the brigade
and citizens generally, who succeeded
in limiting the devastation to three
buildings.
A thermometer outside the Herald
office at Cranbrook stood the other day
at ten below zero. This would seem to
disprove the insinuation in some quarters that "Old Man" Simpson is a hot
air artist.
Ed. Sawyer, of Summerland, has a
badly damaged head as the result of a
mix-up with a horse, a water barrel,
tangled lines and a tree stump. It is
seldom such severe injuries are received
from dealing with a water barrel.
The two stalwart Gillis brothers of
the Vancouver police force captured
everything in the way of points at the
twenty-seventh annual police amateur
athletic meet at Toronto on Saturday.
J. H. Gillis has confirmed his title to
the amateur athletic championship of
Canada.
Mrs. R. Welch's horse was frightened
by a large bear on the valley road on
Saturday last, while that lady was riding into town and she had considerable
difficulty in making it pass Bruin, who
insisted on keeping the middle of the
road. A number of local Nimrods immediately started in pursuit but without success.���Salmon Arm Observer.
Are YOU on The Herald roll ?
DO YOU LIKE
GOOD   GOODS?
The Diamond Vale Supply Co. has what
you want.    We carry a full line of
Groceries
and our prices are low
Dry Goods
A few lines of Prints, Ginghams, Flannels
and Cretons at SPECIAL PRICES
SILK RIBBONS in all widths and colors
at cut prices
Coutlee Hotel
��� and Storec
The Gateway to the Nicola Valley Coal Fields
Diamond Vale Supply Co
FREE!   Look This Over
J. Q. LEONARD Gives Away
6 Silver Tea Spoons, with every purchase amounting to $13.75
6 Dessert Spoons,
6 Table Spoons,
6 Medium Forks,
6 Medium Knives,
1 Butter Knive,
1 Sugar Shell,
22.00
27.50
27.50
33.00
3.85
3.85
Procure a purchase card, look over the stock aud get the prices.
AT    THE    EXECUTIVE    COUNCIL
CHAMBER, VICTORIA, B.C.
Thursday, 29th day of July, A.D., 1909.
Present:
HIS HONOUR THE  LIEUTENANT-
GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL
WHEREAS section 23 of the "Game
Protection Act, 1898," enacts that it
shall be lawful for the Lieutenant-Governor in Council from time to time to
make rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the prov'sions of this act,
for carrying out the Lrue intent and
meaning thereof, and for the protection
of game in the Province:
It is hereby ordered by His Honour
the Lieutenant-Governor, by and with
the advice of his Executive Council, and
iu pursuance and exercise of the powers
vested in His Honour by the said Act,
as follows, that is to say-
That the hunting, killing or taking of
Elk or Wapiti in the Columbia, Cranbrook and 1'ernie Electoral Districts
shall be prohibited until the 31st day of
August, 1911:
And on Vancouver Island south of the
following described line, "commencing
at the mouth of the Little Qualicum
River; thence following that stream
westerly to its junction with the Alberni
Road to the Alberni Canal," the hunting, killing or taking of Elk or Wapiti
shall be prohibited until the 31st day of
August, 1914:
That the hunting, killing or taking of
Mountain Sheep in the Counties of Yale
and Westminster shall be prohibited until the 31st day of August, 1911:
That the disabilities as to the shooting of ducks of all kinds, and snipe,
shall be removed with respect to Vancouver Island, and the Islands adjacent
from the 1st day of October, 1909, to the
28th day of February, 1910, both days
inclusive:
That the disabilities as to the shooting of Cock Pheasants, Quail and Grouse
of all kinds, shall be removed with respect to Vancouver Island, and the Islands adjacent thereto, except North
and South Saanich Municipalities, from
the 1st day of October, 1909, to the 31st
day of December, 1909, both days inclusive:
And it is further ordered that the Order in Council dated the 22nd day of
July, 1909, providing for the protection
of game in the Province shall be and the
same is hereby rescinded.
FRED. J. FULTON,
Clerk, Executive Council.
$2,500 REWARD
By the Provincial Government for the
arrest and conviction of the four men
who held up the C. P. R. train seven
miles east of Ducks station about midnight on Monday, the 21st June, 1909.
DESCRIPTION
The leader is a man about 5 feet, 7 or
8 inches, weighing 140 to 145 pounds,
black cutaway coat and brown overalls,
has small feet and hands. The others
are larger men, wearing heavy boots.
WENTWORTH F.  WOOD,
Sheriff.
1000 men wanted to buy summer hats
for construction on Nicola, Kamloops
and Similkameen railway to be had at
half price, at G. B. Armstrong's big
store.
Get in line for Labor day at Quiichena.
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 fruits
and vegetables every train.
Another car of oats just arrived.
Our carload of Wagons and Al
Buggies are open for inspection.
Call and be convinced.   You will be assured of a square deal.
S. J. SOLOMON & 00.
OOUTLEE, IB. C
QfcllLiCHENA H9TEL
i
QTJILCEaiEIT-A., B.C.
�� Boating, Fishing, Shooting, Guides, Horses, etc.
��� always on hand. -
J FIRST-CLASS WINES AND LIQUORS. I
t        EVERY ACCOMMODATION FOR TOURISTS       \
t Hot and Cold Water Baths. Terms: $2.00 and upwards.
I JOSEPH GUICHON,    :::   Proprietor
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.
Hotel Merritt
Al TABLE AND ROOMS
LARGE SAMPLE ROOM
STABLE ACCOMMODATION
Schlitz and Calgary Beer on Ice
G. E. HYGH
Proprietor
mid kt Mw Good Results THE   NICOLA    HERALD
LOCAL NOTES
Merritt needs a poundkeeper.
"' Got your ticket for the concert ?
H. Steffens was in town from Mamette this week.
John Davis was down from Voght
valley last week.
Is Merritt to have fire protection or
is it to take chances.
Mat. Stewart, of Nicola, was an Ashcroft visitor last week.
Jos Bernard and wife returned to the
Coldwater Tuesday.
Charlie Huston, of Golden, is visiting
his sister, Mrs. J. P. Boyd.
Jos. Collett has purchased the cottage
of Wm. Croft on Quiichena avenue.
Jos. and John Collett have finished
with haying and report fine crops.
Don't forget the Pauline Johnson
concert in Menzies' hall on August 16th.
Hyland & McLean, the contractors
about have their hands full in the building line.
Haying is about all done through the
valley, and everybody is happy and
prosperous.
R. A. Smith's young daughter, who
has been so seriously ill, is rapidly convalescing.
Dr. Curtin is prescribing for a slight
attack of tonsilities this week. He is
the patient.
A carload of the best shingles have
been received by the Diamond Vale
Supply Co. 31tf
A young man named Davis, who formerly was in the chicken business at
Nicola, is reported to have committed
suicide at the coast.
Frank Weiss was down from Quiichena over Sunday and says that elaborate preparations are being made for
the big Labor day doings.
T. Priest, teacher of music, is now
prepared to take pupils on the piano
and organ at Nicola and Merritt. ���
Usual terms. 30-4
Fred Rosenburg, the Ashcroft liveryman, who is well known in the valley,
had a portion of his thumb severed last
week by getting it caught in a cog
wheel.
A large number of big trout are to be
seen in the deeper pools in the Cold-
water river. They are probably here
in anticipation of a good feed of salmon
roe in the near future.
A petition signed by over 66 Coldwater and Voght valley property owners
has been sent by Dell King to the post-
office department at Ottawa showing
clearly why the mail route shouH i'Ot
be discontinued.
Geo. Thom, the genial and obliging
C.P.R. key-pounder, says no one need
be alarmed about Merritt not having a
fine new station completed this year.
George does not intend to have cold
feet next winter.
Corner lot on Quiichena and Chapman
streets for sale, size 63x120. Apply to
M. N. Adams, Merritt, B.C.
Al. Johnson, mayor of Bunyan City,
entertained several Merritt visitors during the past week. Revival meetings
may start any time at the camp, Nels
Welsh has been added to the aldermanic
board.
Wm. Harmon has sold his 320-acre
ranch in Voght valley to Frank Kimball, who arrived Monday from White
<county, Wash. The price was $2000.
Mr. and Mrs. Kimball left for their new
home Tuesday.
James Gray, general superintendent
of the mines at Middlesboro, returned
aNweek ago Monday from a trip to Nanaimo where he visited the mines of
the Western Fuel Co. During his stay
in the city, Mr. Gray was the guest of
Robert Naylor.
Don't forget the Pauline Johnson
concert in MenzieV hall on Monday,
August 16th.
Merritt is likely to have a brick-making industry before long. Several fine
. samples of brick clay have been found
in this vicinity and this week Jos. Collett shipped some good-looking dirt to
the coast for assaying purposes.
NOTICE
"PUBLIC INQUIRIES ACT"
Notice is hereby given that sittings of
the Commission appointed under the
"Public Inquiries Act," for the purpose
of making inquiry into all matters iu
connection with the timber resources of
the Province will be held at the following points on the dates set opposite each
namely: ���
Victoria���August 16, 17 and 18.
Nanaimo���August 19.
Vancouver���August 23, 24, 25 and 26.
New Westminster���August 27 and 28.
Kamloops���August 30.
Vernon���September 8 and 9.
Revelstoke���September 10 and 11.
Nelson���September 13.
Cranbrook���September 14 and 15.
Fernie���September 16.
Grand Forks���September 18.
Annoucemeut will be made later if
it should be decided to be necessary or
advisable to hold meetings at other
places.
FRED. J. FULTON,
Chairman.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C., 26th July, 1909.
BUSINESS <& PROFESSIONAL CARDS
31-3
LAND ACT
Kamloops Division, Nicola Land District,
District of Yale
Take notice, that I, Patrick H. Cant-
lin, of Aspen Grove, occupation rancher,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands: ���
Commencing at a.post planted at the S.
E. corner adjoining S.W. corner of my
pre-emption, thence W. 20 chains, N. 40
chains, E. 20 chains, S. 40 chains, to
point of commencement.
P. H. CANTLIN
Dated July 24th, 1909. 29-9
FOR SALE
Heavy, black stud horse, five years
old. Good worker. Single or double
To be sold cheap.   Apply,
POSTMASTER, Aspen Grove, B.C.
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.
NOTICE.
If you intend building be  sure  and
see J. P.  Boyd at the Diamond Vale
Supply Company's store before placing
your order for lumber.
NOTICE
Is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore existing between the undersigned as W. H. Gray & Co. has this
day been dissolved by mutual consent.
Dated this 19th day of July, 1909.
Witness: /W. H. Gray,
M. L. Grimmett\Charles L. Flick
28-4
NOTICE
Public Notice is hereby given that
under the provisions of the "Companies
Act, 1897," His Honour the Lieutenant-
Governor, by Order in Council dated
9th July, 1909, has approved of the
change of the corporate name of the
Company known as the "Quiichena
Coal Company, Limited," to that of the
"Quiichena Orchards. Limited."     28-9
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.   W.
COURT NIOOLA, No. 80S1, A.O. F., meets
second und 4th Thursday In each month
at 8 p. m., in Pooley's Hall. Visiting brethren
cordially invited.
Geo. L. Murray, C. It.
Hkv. D. K. Allan, Sec.
You Have One Right Here
A FIRST CLASS
WATCH   REPAIRER
COME AND SEE HIM
J. Simpson, K0K Nicola
UNDERTAKING
Caskets and   Coffins of all Sizes
on Hand.
N. J. Barwick,
Nicola, B. C.
BEAN BROS.
DEALERS IN
HIDES AND FURS
Office at A. Jackson's Store, where Hides
may be sent to from outside points, if desirable.   Highest prices alwaya paid.
MEEEITT,    ���    IB. O.
ICE CREAH
Parlors   are   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    THIE    O'WL
and have your face laundried at
Winegard's   Barber  Shop
(Near Coldwater Hotel)
NOTICE
In the Supreme Court of British
Columbia
In the matter of "The Intestates Estates Act," "The Settled Estates Act"
and of T. I?. Conklin, deceased, and of a
sale of a portion of Lot 124, Group 1, iu
the Kamloops Division, of Yale District.
Pursuant to the order made herein on
the 27th instant by the Honourable Mr.
Justice Clements, sealed tenders will be
received by the undersigned, Solicitor
for J. C. Conklin, Administrator of the
said deceased, addressed to him at Nicola, and marked "Tender for Conklin
Estate Lots" up to the 10th September,
1909, for the purchase of any or all of
the following described lands, namely,
lots 1 to 20 both inclusive in block 1;
lots 1 to 20 both inclusive in block 2;
lots 1 to 20 both inclusive in block 3;
lots 1 to 10 both inclusive and lots 11
and 13 in block 6; lots 1 to 10 both inclusive in block 7; and lots 1 to 10 both
inclusive in block 8. All said lots are
situate in the town of Merritt, B.C.
Terms of sale as follows: 1st, cash; or
2nd, one quarter cash and one quarter in
6, 12 and 18 months with interest at 7
peJ cent. No tender can be accepted till
the same has been approved by the
Court. For further particulars apply to
the Administrator at Merritt or to the
undersigned.
Dated at Nicola, B.C., 29th July, 1909.
M. L. GRIMMETT
29-5
WM. COOPER
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Plastering Brick, Stone,
Cement Floors, Sidewalks, Foundations, etc.
Work promptly and neatly executed.
MERRITT,
B.C.
NOTICE
Sixty days after date I intend to apply
to the Chief Commissioner of Lands for
permission to purchase 480 acres of land
described as follows: commencing at a
post marked Fred, \V. Gilchrist, southeast corner adjoining south-west corner
of my pre-emption; thence W. 60chains;
thence N. 80 chains; thence E. 60 chains;
thence S. 80 chains; to point of commencement.
FREDERICK W. GILCHRIST
Aspen Grove, 30th July, 1909. 29-9
LAND ACT
Kamloops Division���Yale Land District,
District of Nicola.
Take notice that Dell King, of Nicola,
accupation rancher, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following
described Lands: Commencing at a post
planted at S.E. corner of Lot 704, tl e:ice
south 20 chains, west 80 chains, north 20
chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement. DELL KING.
Dated July 5th, 1909. 9t-26
Groceries
Dry  GOods
IT PAYS TO DEAL WITH THE
: Merritt:
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 fresh and are
guaranteed right.
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.
COME ONCE AND YOU'LL COME AGAIN
J. A. MENZIES, Prop,
Hard-ware   Sporting; GOOds
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO
CONFECTIONERY
A Consignment to hand, consisting of
LOWNEY'S  CHOCOLATES
Famous for quality  and flavor.
15c per box and up.
Also Gibson's English Boiled Sugars, pure and wholesome.
Ten flavors, per lb 40c.
W^TOH   EEPAIRIITG
I have secured an Agency ���whereby  Watches and Jewelry
can be repaired promptly at prices compatible with Good
Workmanship.   One trial Is ample to convince
G. M. GEMMILL, DRUGGIST, MERRITT
SQUARE DRUGS AND A SQUARE DEAL
ATTENTION!
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 p ace to Buy.
G. B. ARMSTRONG, MERRITT
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