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Array It JI Legislative Assembly
THE NICOLA HERALD
Vol. 5, No. 26.
MERRITT, B. C, FRIDAY, JULY   9, 1909.
$2 a Year.
SPLENDID TIME AT LAKE
Dominion Day Was a Most Unqualified
Success at Nicola
Everyone who visited the celebration
at Nicola on Dominion day was more
than satisfied with the excellent entertainment provided. The weather was
everything that could be wished for and
big crowds were present from all over
the valley. The special train from Middlesboro and Merritt was more than
crowded and many were compelled to
procure vehicles or go on foot.
The town was gaily decorated with
flags, bunting and evergreens, and the
Hope Indian band added greatly to the
day's enjoyment.
The various committees and the citizens of Nicola generally did everything
possible to add to the comfort and pleasure of the visitors. The morning was
taken up with an excellent program of
athletic sports and the afternoon was
devoted to the horse races. Some fine
horses were on the turf and great interest was taken in the contests. The
dance in Pooley's hall in the evening
was a happy feature that attracted a
large crowd and a swell time was the
result.
After all prizes and expenses in connection with the celebration were paid,
the committee still held a balance of
over $40. Altogether, the day was one
that the citizens of Nicola might well
feel proud of.
Below is a list of winners in both the
athletic and horse-racing events :
ATHLETIC SPORTS
25 yards race���Girls five years and
under : 1 Florence Davis, 2 Margaret
Allan.
25 yards race���Boys five years and
under: 1 B. Strickland, 2 0.Carrington.
50 yards race���Girls eight years and
under: 1 & 2 Nellie Grimmett and Ro-
mona Woodward equal, 3 M.Woodward.
50 yards race���Boys eight years and
under: 1 Norman Grimmett, 2 Ralph
Carrington, 3 Gordon Winny.
75 yards race���Girls twelve years and
under: 1 Betty Munro, 2 Minnie Mar-
quart, 3 Nellie Grimmett.
75 yards race���Boys twelve years and
under: 1 & 2 Percy Clark and Cecil
Kirby equal, 3 Marcus Woodward.
100 yards race���Boys sixteen years
and under: 1 Tom Clark, 2 Willie Johnson, 3 Oberlin Murray.
50 yards sack race���Boys sixteen and
under: 1 Oberlin Murray, 2 Cecil Kirby,
3 Jack Grimmett.
50 yards 3-legged race���Boys sixteen
and under: 1 Tom Clark and Willie
Johnson, 2 Oberlin Murray and J. McEvoy, 3 Percy Clark and M.Woodward.
Potato race���Open, twelve years and
under: 1 J. McEvoy, 2 Percival Ran-
son, 3 Marcus Woodward.
100 yards race���Men: 1 Roy Thomas
2 E. Thomas.
100 yards race���Indians: 1 Tame, 2
Jimmy.
75 yards race���Ladies: 1 Mrs. Barwick, 2 Miss Olson.
220 yards race���Men: 1 Roy Thomas,
2 E. Thomas.
75 yards race���Klootchmen: 1 Mary,
2 Christine.
Half-mile race���Open: 1 Frank Dins-
dale,   I. Conklin.
Running broad jump: 1 R. Thomas,
2 E. Thomas.
Pole Vault-1 B. Dodding, 2 W. Dodd.
Putting 16-lb. shot, seven foot run,
no follow: ID. McLean, 2 Wm. Corkle.
75 yards sack race, open: 1 Roy
Thomas, 2 Wm. Croft.
Running hop, step and jump: 1 W.
E. Dodd, 2 Roy Thomas.
HORSE RACES
Quarter-mile open race: 1 Chillitiza's
"Daisy Waggoner", 2 Dr. Curtin's
"Ginger".
Half-mile open: 1 "Daisy Waggoner", 2 Chillitiza's "Nellie E."
Half-mile pony race. 1 W. Potter's
"Tony,"  2 Mrs. Pooley's "Queenie."
One mile open, "The Nicola Derby":
1 Chillitiza's "Lady Huron," 2 "Nellie
E."
Indian race half mile and repeat: 1
"Hooker," 2 "Douglas."
One and an eighth mile open race:
"Lady Huron."
Cowboy race, half mile: F. Marshall's
"Nig," 2 Phaaroh's "Billy."
Klootchmen's race:   1 Lizzy, 2 Alice.
One and a half mile hurdle race: 1
Diamond Vale ranch's "Cannie Campbell," 2 do. "Fireaway."
NIOOLA NOTES
W. Hunter spent Sunday with friends
at Lower Nicola.
Miss Lillian Berkley, of Merritt, is
engaged with Mrs. A. E. Howse.
Ben Buckallew and wife are spending
a couple of weeks at the big Seattle
fair.
Mrs. Pooley shipped two cars of beef
cattle to the coast by Thursday's train
and Jos. Collstt one car.
The chattel mortgage sale was successfully pulled off Tuesday. The fine
driving horse was purchased by A. W.
Strickland, and J. Garcia, of Merritt,
secured a fine team. The other stock
was all well sold.
The Foresters gave Bro. E. Hann a
send-off in the shape of a smoker on
Monday evening. Everyone had an enjoyable time and wished Bro. Hann
every prosperity in his new departure
at Kamloops.
John Clapperton, a forty-year pioneer
of the valley, left Tuesday for his home
in Victoria. He was accompanied by
R. H. Winny, A. E. Howse, R. L.
Clark and C. D. Broadbent in connection with a real estate transaction to be
consumated at the coast.
The school closing entertainment was
held on Friday, the 24th June. An
excellent program was rendered by the
pupils and the attendance of parents
was large. The progress made by the
pupils during last term has been excellent. Three Rolls of Honor were presented, one for deportment to Marion
Woodward, one for regularity of attendance to Edna Hunter and one for
proficiency to Norman Grimmett.
The following registered at the Driard
hotel, Nicola, during the past week:
Lacey Solomon, London, Eng.; Max S.
Wilson and wife, Princeton; Miss Wilson, Tulameen; M. Loberts, Enderby;
J. O. Coulthard, Princeton; F. E. Clement, Victoria; B. R. Warden, Middlesboro; Hubert Fergusson, London,
Eng.; D. Currie, Quiichena; J. E.
Bate and wife, Aspen Grove; H. Cuth-
bert, Victoria; R. C. Brown, T. Wilson
and E. W. Ranson, Vancouver; M. N.
Adams, Merritt; J. Clark, Douglas
Lake; H. E. Farr, Dot; T. H. Bond,
Fish Lake.
OF   DECKER
MURDERER
���      	
Is Still at Large-Police Are Baffled in
Pursuit of Bandits
The train robber responsible for the
death of Ike Decker is still at large or
else has made away with himself. The
murderer and others of the bandit gang
have been seen about 311 times during
the past ten days���according to reports
of different people in various parts of
the country. Nearly every rancher
from Kamloops to Mission and from
Savona to Princeton is sure he has seen
one or more of the train robbers. Every
seedy looking stranger is at once suspected, and the provincial gaol at Kamloops is filled with hoboes.
That the police are baffled in the
pursuit of their quarry is quite evident,
for although the strictest watch has
been kept, and the interior thorougly
scoured, prospects of a capture are
even more remote than ever.
Provincial constables Fernie and
Clark conducted a posse through this
section during the past week, a report
being current that the robbers were
headed Nicola valley way. No trace of
them could be found, however. A cabin
near Dot was broken into and provisions
stolen, but this may have been done by
Indians or hoboes.
Wednesday night constable Clark had
his repose disturbed three different
times by persons who were sure that
they had spotted a train robber. The
suspects all proved, however, that they
had a reasonable excuse for being alive.
While the baudits remain at large
they are a menace to the community
and it is to be hoped they will soon be
rounded up.
LOCAL NEWS
night
THE GLORIOUS TWELFTH
Board of Trade
Merritt Board of Trade held a largely
attended meeting in Menzies' hall last
Monday evening, the president, H. S.
Cleasby, in the chair.
A report from Frank Bailey was read
stating he had succeeded in getting up
a good collection of Nicola valley ores,
numbering 26 pieces, ready for shipment to the A.-Y.-P. exposition at
Seattle. The report was accepted and
Mr. Bailey instructed to look after the
shipping for Tuesday's train.
The adjourned discussion re changing
the name of the board was taken up.
Messrs. Strickland, Grimmett, Howse
and Carrington were present as delegates from Nicola. These gentlemen
were quite in favor of a united board of
trade and favored calling the organization the "Nicola Valley Board of
Trade." They opined also that a proportion of the meetings should be held
at Nicola. The majority of those present seemed to favor a hypenated name
to wit: " Merritt - Nicola Board of
Trade." The "Merritt and Nicola Valley Board of Trade" was also spoken
of, besides other "aliases."
Considerable discussion took place on
this subject and it was finally decided
to leave the matter over till next meeting, when a large representation from
all over the district is expected.
Mr. Grimmett enlightened the gathering on many points in connection with
incorporation under the Dominion Act.
A motion was passed making the
Nicola mining division the boundaries
for the organization.
An adjournment was made till Monday evening, July 12th.
RAILWAY OONSTBUOTION
A special message received by The
Herald ahis morning says it is practically assured that railroad construction from Merritt into the Similkameen will be begun in August this
year.
Of Interest To Stockmen
The following letter from the provincial live stock commissioner to W. B.
Jackson, secretary of the Nicola Farmers' Institute, speaks for itself:���
Department of Agriculture
Victoria, B.C., June 21st, 1909
W. B. Jackson, Esq.,
Lower Nicola
Dear Sir:
I beg to inform you that at a meeting of the B.C. Stock Breeders Association held recently, it was decided to assist in the transportation of stock and
poultry to the A.-Y.-P. Exposition at
Seattle, the stock or-poultry to belong
to a member of the Association, and
this assistance to amonnt to one-half,
more or less, of the cost of transportation of stock.
It was also decided to assist members
of the Association in the shipping of
stock from tho east to B.C.
The membership fee of the association
is only $1.00.
Yours truly,
R. W. Hodson,
Live Stock Commissioner.
Chas. Sasville is the new conductor on
the local.
Wm. Rice and Wm. Lauder were
visitors to Merritt this week.
A. C. Gourlay has been laid up for a
couple of days with a sprained back, sustained while playing tennis.
Two hundred sheep arrived at Coutlee
station Monday from Calgary, consigned to the Nicola Valley Meat Market of Merritt.
Word was received here Wednesday of
the death of Wm. Henderson at Otter
Flat. Mr. Henderson, who was well
known in the Nicola and Similkameen,
has been in very bad health for some
time. He had been proprietor of the
Otter Flat hotel for about four years
Deceased was about SO years of age.
M.A.C. meeting next Tuesday
in Herald hall at 8 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Hygh spent a
few days in Kamloops the past week.
Dr. Tutill is having grounds at "Wil-
lowdale" prepared for a tennis court.
"Robber, robber; who's got the robber, "is the latest game to catch on
locally.
A government survey party left last
week on a trip through the Nicola and
Similkameen valleys.
G. B. Armstrong returned from the
coast this morning, accompanied by his
two young daughters.
Howry & Stanley's new butcher shop
and short order restaurant is expected
to be ready for business in about two
weeks.
T. J. Smith arrived from the coast on
Wednesday's train, accompanied by J.
B. Farrell, an official of the Union Pacific railroad.
1080 tons of coal were shipped from
the Middlesboro mines since July 1st.
There are now 67 men engaged in and
around the mines.
A dance will be held tonight in Menzies' hall in honor of the Misses Woodward of Lower Nicola, who are leaving
shortly for California.
A baby Shetland pony at the Diamond
Vale ranch has been an object of considerable curiosity to many animal
lovers during the past week or so.
Almost three days of rain this week
was an unusual occurrence for this time
of the year and a very pleasurable surprise party for the rancher and gardener.
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Blair and
daughter, Miss Muriel, accompanied by
Miss Burton, arrived from the coast today, and will enjoy a couple of weeks'
outing in the valley.
Fourth of July passed off quietly in
the camp. Local Americans celebrated
the day in various ways, most of them
wishing they were in some city across
the line for the occasion to join in a
rip-roaring jubilee.
The annua] report of the local school
from the principal. E. Fraser, was received too late for this issue. The report, which is interspersed with comments that should make parents sit up
and take notice, will appear next week.
Ernest Fraser, principal of the Merritt schoel, left Saturday for the coast
to spend the holidays. From July 13 to
16 Mr. Fraser will be in attendance at
the 7th annual convention of the Dominion educational Association to be held
in Victoria.
Archie and Frank Jackson expect
shortly to start the erection of a two-
story building, 40x50, on the corner of
Nicola avenue and Voght street. The
ground floor will be arranged for a
double store and the upper portion for
dwellings or offices.
Lacey Solomon, of London, England,
spent a few days last week visiting his
nephew, S. J. Solomon at Coutlee. Mr.
Solomon is making a pleasure tour of
the world and is enjoying it immensely.
He was much impressed with our beautiful valley, and at present is en route
to Winnineg.
Hubert Fergusson, of London, Eng.,
has been the guest of James Gray at
Middlesboro for a few days. Mr. Fergusson represents an English syndicate,
who have tested Middlesboro coal and
found it very satisfactory, was looking
into the proposition of starting coke
ovens here. He was highly satisfied
with the prospects and sa-'s that there
is little doubt that the scheme will go
through if satisfactory arrangements
can be made with the C.P.R.
Local Orangemen Will Hold Picnic and
Dance Monday
King Billy and his white horse will
cross the Boyne water for the two hundred and steenth time on Monday next,
and the members of Merritt L. O. L.
will celebrate it in a befitting manner.
Several capacious rigs are chartered
and a merry bunch of men, women
and children will journey to the picnic
grounds on Ten-mile creek where the
hours will be whiled away in sport and
pastime.
No one is barred from joining the
merry throng, whether they are in any
way connected with the lodge or not.
It will be just as well, however, to pot-
latch with something to satisfy the
wants of the inner man, for one creates
an abnormal appetite during a day at
Ten-mile.
Various kinds of sports will be indulged in by both young and old. The
rigs will leave Menzies' store at 9 a.m.
After the return in the eyenlng the
day will be fittingly wound up with a
dance in Menzies' hall.
Double Wedding at Nicola
Wedding bells were ringing loudly at
Nicola on Tuesday of this week, when
two happy couples from Middlesboro
were united in the "tie that binds" at
the Presbyterian manse by Rev. D. K.
Allan. The principles were: Hugh
Gillespie and Miss Isabella Forsyth, and
John B. Forsyth and Miss Agnes Greig,
late of Fifeshire, Scotland. Dave Gray
acted as best man for Hugh Gillespie
and Miss Annie Forsyth assisted her
sister. Wm. Forsyth assisted his brother and Mrs. Allan acted as bridesmaid
for Miss Greig.
On their arrival at the Merritt station
the wedding party was greeted with
best wishes from their Middlesboro
friends, accompanied by showers of
blessings in the shape of rice.
Murdered By Indians
Word has arrived from Hazelton of
the lacerated body of a white settler
near Clearwater, presumably murdered
by disgruntled Indians. The body,
which was not recognized, was found
floating in the Skeena. It was destitute
of clothing, with two bullet wounds and
the face terribly slashed with some
sharp weapon.
BORN
Warden���At Middlesboro, B.C., on the
8th inst.,  to the wife of Bruce R.
Warden, a daughter.
Whitaker���At Lower Nicola, B.C., on
the 5th inst., to the wife of Robert
Whitaker, a son.
Jas. Cameron, manager of the Harrison Lumber Co. at Harrison Mills,
left on Saturday after spending several
days up the Coldwater inspecting timber. He was accompanied on his Cold-
water trip by M. Olson.
D. G. Sutherland, government road
superintendent, arrived from Lytton on
Wednesday's train. The road gang is
at present at Otter valley doing improvement work. They will finish up
the graveling of the Merritt roads in
the fall. Mr. Sutherland will start
another gang at work next week making a road up Coutlee mountain for
the benefit of the ranchers in that locality.
Dan Mclnnis was down from Midday
valley last week. This section is an
ideal portion of the counsry for the
rancher and the lumberman. Several
capitalists from the coast and Spokane
have been endeavoring to buy up timber limits there lately. Midday valley
has a good future before it, and it will
not be surprising if the buzz of a big
sawmill is heard in that locality before'
another twelve-month. THE NICOLA HERALD
THE NICOLA HERALD
L. G. LOBSINOER, Publisher.
Published Every Friday
Subscription, in Advance. $2 a Tear
Merritt, B. C, July  9, 1909.
"WHAT'S IN A NAME?"
In February last The Herald inaugurated a movement for the
formation of a board of trade in
Merritt, and kept hammering at it.
In the last week of April the matter was brought up at the bankers'
banquet by A. W. Strickland, and
the first week in May saw the Merritt Board of Trade a reality.
At a subsequent meeting the advisability    of    incorporating    the
board under the Dominion Act was
discussed.    As this would give the
institution  additional powers the
proposition seemed a feasible one
and M. 1,.  Grimmett,  of Nicola,
was retained to conduct the process
of incorporation on a legal basis.
It was then learned that a locality
representing at least 1500 persons
was necessary before the organization could become a corporate body
under the Act.   It was thought
this clause could be met by taking
the court house at Merritt as a common center and describing a radius
of six or eight miles.    Later, however, quite a number of new members from Middlesboro and other sections   in our   immediate   vicinity
joined the organization, who seemed to think a broader scope for the
board was advisable, aud a motion
was passed making the radius 25
miles.     (This  in turn   was   also
amended and last meeting the Nicola mining division was adopted as
the   "locality.")    It was also .suggested that the name of the  board
be   changed,   some thinking that
^'Menitt Board of Trade" was not
sufficiently comprehensive in view
of the territory to be covered.   This
view was also taken by the delegation present from Nicola at Monday
evening's meeting,   and  considerable discussion ensued on the matter, as may be seen by reading the
report of the proceedings on p.l.
The majority of those wishing
the name of the board changed favored   "Nicola   Valley   Board   of
Trade," and the Nicola delegates
thought it only right that alternate
meetings, or at least a proportion
of the meetings should be held in
that town.    Dr. Tutill favored the
above name but thought that meetings at Nicola would not be a satisfactory plan and that probably other
districts represented would also ask
for some of the meetings.    His remarks were to the effect that the
most workable plan would be to
have a common headquarters for all
niee.ings.
The Merritt members are almost
unanimously of  opinion that  the
naineof Ihiscoinmercialcentei oflhe
valley should appear in the board's
caption.    The Herald has sounded
the business element of  the town
thoroughly; and the ground taken
is that the board was organized by
them originally with the prima facie
object in view of advancing the interests of Merritt, where they have
their money invested,   and which
they hope to maie a large,   prosperous and influential city in the
not distant future ; and, while 1 hey
are all of one accord with regard to
;tbe broader scope of doing all in
���then power'io assist the valley gen-
i eraliy.'they still maintain the original object of organizing the board
must be kept to the fore, and that
"Merritt" must appear prominently
in the incorporation papers   when
such are gotten out.
No one would be more pleased
than The Herald to see a harmoniously working united board of trade
with meetings at various points. If
this valley could produce such an
institution it would be setting a
precedent that it might hold out
before the rest of the province with
justifiable pride. But what looks
good in theory is sometimes hard to
work out in practice. The failure
to look into the future and subsequent results of what may seem
most practicable from a cursory survey, has resulted in the disorganization of many excellent schemes
for the common weal.
Here is a matter we must look
squarely in the face from a firm
business point of view.
It case of having alternate meetings at Nicola or some other point
would not the utmost confusion result ? Would not a good deal of
unfinished business be lost sight of
and would not a lot of one town's
business be sidetracked at the other
wrien scarcely at two consecutive
meetings would the same officers and
members be present? It seems most
impracticabletoplaceeachdistricton
the same plane, or even proportionately so as regards meetings. There
must be permanent headquarters
for the board of trade. Special
meetings could easily be arranged
at points where urgent special business is necessary to be dealt with,
but transferring regular meetings
will only retard progress.
NICOLA VALLEY
BREWERY
I Is now ready to supply your
I wants with the best on the
A    market.
V       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
Bank of fiontreal
Capital $14,400,000.   Rest, $12,000/000 Head Office:   Montreal.
Sir Edward Clouston, Bart.   Vice-President & General Manager.
Savings Bank Department.   S<S55S��iSlS552
BANK MONEY ORDERS ISSUED AT THE FOLLOWING RATES:
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.
$5.00 and under 3c.
Over $5 and not exceeding $10 6c.
Over $10 and not exceeding $30. .10c.
"  "      $50..15c.
These ORDERS are PAYABLE AT PAR at any office in Canada of a chartered
Bank (Yukon excepted).
They form an excellent method of remitting small sums of money with safety and at
small cost. 	
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
Merritt Branch, Nicola Branch,
A. O. GOURLAY,
Acting Sub-Agent.
A. W. STRICKLAND,
Manager.
We have no desire to pose as
alarmists, but anyone who will give
the matler a few moments' thought
must realize 'hat there will be matters brought before the board of
trade to act upon which might seem
to be detrimental to one place to the
aggrandizement of another. . This
will be a natural sequence of events
that is bound to arise, and business
or social friendships cannot alter
the commercial relationships of the
communities involved.
Tn less than three years' time
Merritt 1ms sprung into the position
of lending town of the valley and is
growing rapidly. She will naturally luive many demands lo make
before long. aud. as we understand
it, Ihe board of trade was originally
organized as the most expeditions
channel through which to make
these demands.
Since Monday's meeting we have
heard not a few board members
suggest that for tlie present the incorporation idea he dropped and local organ-
i iilionsi formed lo carry out the wishes
of the respective sections as they are
variously affected. These unincorporated
boards, while not having powers as far-
leachiug as incorporated boards, are
capable of accomplishing an immense
amount of Rood, as results fully demonstrate ill Princeton, Peutictoil and many
other B. C. towns.
'there are 110 wet blankets hanging
about this prilltery for any laudable proposition, and we only lay these facts���for
facts they are���before our readers that
they may judge for themselves the most
eflicni ious steps to be taken in completing the organization oftheboard of trade.
Whatever is done, The Herald wishes
to see it an unbounded success, it is
lmicll beiter that all preliminaries should
be thoughtfully carried out and every
s ep carefully measured, so as to avoid
anything lite an unfortunate clash in the
future.
FTuTPAl
General S
Blacksmith
-AGBNT FOR-
Sharles Tubular
CreamSeparator
ALSO FOR
The famous John Deere
and Fleury Plows
and all classes of Farm Implements
MERRITT, B. 0.
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.
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.
-\7\7\   DOBSON
PROPRIETOR
COLDWATER HOTEL
WM. McINTYRE, Proprietor
First-class Accommodation.    Best of Cuisine.
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
MERRITT, B. O.
Fop 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. WARD,    m    PROP
NICOLA VALLEY MEAT MARKET
MBHRITT,   13. O.
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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
30L-
= M =
^M
METROPOLITAN
MEAT MARKET
NIOOLA, B. O.
MERRITT*
The choicest of Beef, Mutton,  etc.,
always on hand.
Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.
FOR LOTS AND ACREAGE IN THIS, THE
COMING TOWN OF THE INTERIOR SEE
H. S. Cleasby, & Coutlee
or at Nicola Valley Meat Market, Merritt,
every Wednesday & Saturday afternoon
T.HESLOP, - -  PROP
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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House and Lot For Sale
House and lot, corner Voght street
and Granite avenue.
For further particulars apply to
M. N. ADAMS, Meebitt, 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 Line up on What Is Doing In Near-by
Districts and Throughout British
Columbia Generally
Kamloops has now two miles of granolithic sidewalks.
Nelson has raised a fund of $500 for
publicity purposes.
In Enderby 250,000 bricks are being
burned in one kiln.
Work on the Greenwood-Phoenix tunnel is now in 170 feet.
Seven strawberries from a ranch near
Creston measured one foot.
There is a large crop of rattlesnakes
in Hedley vicinity this year.
Frank Bowell, of Sapperton, was killed last week by a runaway team.
An automobile service will be placed
on the Cariboo road about August 1st.
Harry Yates, formerly of Hedley,
has sold a claim at Gowgandafor a tidy
figure. y
An easterner recently mistook Creston strawberries growing in a field for
pumpkins.
A colony of young Englishmen are
coming to Canada and will settle at
Proctor, B.C.
Philip Caldwell, a Coal Creek miner,
dropped dead while at work last week,
from heart disease.
A negro murderer, wanted in Iowa,
was captured at Ladysmith last week
and will be extradited.
Cobalt has contributed a silver nugget
for the A.-Y.-P. exposition at Seattle
that weighs 3000 pounds.
It costs something for either man or
beast to live in Enderby. Hay is $26
per ton and potatoes $50.
Price Ellison is donating a baseball
cup to be competed for by the Summer-
land and Kelowna teams.
Vancouver's new fourteen story
building will be one of the most modern
sky-scrapers in existence.
Several rooming-house proprietors in
Vancouver have been brought to trial
for keeping resorts of ill fame.
Who said Dawson is a wicked city?
Two men there have been fined $40 for
selling cigars and fruit on Sunday.
Three black-hand men are now under
arrest for the attempted assassination
of E. Orsatti, a Reyelstoke Italian.
The Hedley Gazette thinks that Bill
Miner held the portfolio of consulting
engineer in the recent Ducks hold-up.
At Rossland a rich strike of carbonate ore has been made on the Blue
Bird. It gives smelter returns of $87
to the ton.
The C. P. R. has determined to equip
the Princess Charlotte and the Princess
Royal with wireless without delay, says
the News-Advertiser.
Across the line, opposite the town of
Okanagan, Bill Allen, the notorious outlaw, was recently killed by Little Tom
in a duel with knives.
Construction on Jim Hill's road is
crawling along between Keremeos and
Princeton. The steel will reach the
latter place in a few months.
The trial of John Karlquist, Ihe slayer
of a Swede in his saloon at Copeland, a
small town a few miles from Creston,
on May 19, commenced Wednesday.
The editor of the Summerland Review
is about to add a bull-dog and an axe to
the sanctum equipment for the benefit
of the "nature poets" of that section.
A live steer weighing 2,560 pounds
has been taken from Alberta to the
Seattle exposition. It is thought the
steer will weigh 3,500 pounds next year.
Ninety per cent, of the sawmills in
the interior of British Columbia are
now in operation, and the demand for
lumber is very heavy east of the
rockies.
A man named Stone and one named
Wood met on the street in Victoria recently and they stopped for a moment
to exchange a few cheerful views,when
a woman in a particularly noticeable
sheathgown passed. Simultaneously
Wood turned to Stone; Stone turned to
Wood; then both turned to rubber.
DO YOU LIKE
GOOD   GOODS?
mr*
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
Diamond Vale Supply Co
Hotel Merritt
RATES $2 A DAY,
MERRITT, B.C.
FINE ROOMS       ���f--*       FINER TABLE
FINEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
PINE   LARGE   SAMPLE! ROOMS
HEADQUARTERS   FOR   COMMERCIAL   TRAVELERS
G. E. HYGH
Proprietor
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 bight.
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 YOUXL COME AGAIN
J. A. MENZIES, Prop.
ECAX��d'ccrAx*o   SjpQrtlxxs aoods
��
J!
Q0IL2GHENA H2TEL
ji Boating, Fishing, Shooting, Guides, Horses, etc.
��� always on hand. ���
FIRST-CLASS WINES AND LIQUORS. 7
EVERY ACCOMMODATION FOR TOURISTS       J
Hot and Cold Water Baths. Terms: $2.00 and upwards.
JOSEPH GUICHON,   :::   Proprietor
ROYAL MEDICATED STOCK FOOD CO.
"S7--A.3STOOTJVBK,  B.C.
Registered
in
Canada,
Britain and
U. S. A.
Sixty-five
years
British
Government
For Horses, Cattle, Sheep,
Swine and Poultry.
Supplies may be obtained at the
Following Flaees:
Stock Food, Poultry Food,
Condition Powders, Liniment,
Hoof Ointment, Salve, Wash,
G. B. Armstrong, Merritt.
N. J. Barwick, Nicola.
Heave Remedy, Com Cure,
R. M. Woodward, Lower Nicola.
Gall Cure, Colic Cure, Cough
Jos. A. Guichon, Quiichena.
and Cold Cure, Blister Finish,
Dr. Moody's Great Discovery
Douglas Lake Cattle Co., Douglas Lake.
Spavin Cure.
John Mosley, Kamloops.
ROYAL MEDICATED STOCK FOOD CO.
Victor Safes,
BEST ONj��j��
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.
IvAND 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
deecribed Lands: Commencing at a post
planted at S.IJ. corner of Lot 704, thence
south 20 chains, west 80 chains, north 20
chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement. DELL KING.
Dated July 5th, 1909. 9t-26
The Italian claims on Sixteen Mile
are likely to witness important development work this summer. Two men
have been working for a few weeks and
laid bare some fine ore, and a bigger
bunch of dagoes are to be put to work
soon.���Hedley Gazette..
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
or 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 22hd day of May, 1909.
R. MARPOLE,
General Executive Assistant
Canadian Pacific Railway Companjr THE   NICOLA    HERALD
LOCAL NOTES
U.S.Thomas is painting his residence.
Local Orangemen will celebrate Monday-the 12th.
G. B.   Armstrong is taking in the
A.-Y.-P. exposition this week.
Jos. Guichon returned to Quiichena
Tuesday from a business trip to the
coast.
Finlay Fraser left Saturday for Vancouver, where he expects to remain indefinitely.
Miss Sophie Steffens has been spending a week under the parental roof at
Mamette lake.
Contractors Hyland & McLean commenced work Monday on the big, new
Coldwater hotel.
Corner lot on Quiichena and Chapman
streets for sale, size 63x120. Apply to
M. N. Adams, Merritt, B.C.
B. P. Little and son returned to the
coast Saturday after spending a few
weeks in the valley.
Frank Mansfield, the freighter, pulled
out of Merritt with a big load Saturday,
en route for Princeton.
John Collins, formerly of the Nicola
Valley Lumber Co., Canford, has been
spending a few days in town.
Oscar Coulthard, of Princeton, passed
throngh the coal metropolis Saturday
en route for the World's Fair.
Mr. Bernard, who has been spending
a few weeks with his son Joseph and
family, left for his home in Quebec
Saturday.
David Ross, a carpenter who spent
some time at Quiichena and was known
to many in the valley, died recently in
Vancouver.
Albert Theise is now engineer forthe
Diamond Vale sawmill at Bunyan City.
He will probably be a candidate for
aldermanic honors next election.
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.
Twenty-six samples of Nicola valley ore were shipped to the A.-Y.-P.
exposition at Seattle Tuesday. They
were collected by Frank Bailey at the
instance of the Merritt board of trade.
Mrs. Fred Bills left on Tuesday's
train, accompanied by her daughter,
Kathleen, on an extended visit to her
sister, Mrs. Armstrong, at Vancouver.
Mrs. Bills will be greatly missed in the
social circles of the camp during her
absence.
T. C. Brooke, who for some time past
has been district representative here
for the U. M. W. of A. left for headquarters at Fernie Tuesday. He will
probably be stationed at Coleman in
future. It is expected his place here
will be filled by Thomas James, of Edmonton, Alta.
Contracts taken for driving wells-
Mires or Douglas pumps.���Apply to M.
N. Adams, Merritt, B.C.
A charivari was tendered A. Wall,
of the Diamond Vale company, the
other evening, who recently returned
with his bride from the coast. There
is no question that Mr. Wall appreciated
the serenade, as he promptly came to
the fore with a ten dollar William. It
was not long before the boys were
wishing the best of good things for Mr.
Wall and that there might be many
more such Walls and all live to be a
hundred.
Church Services.
Anglican Church:
Rev. J. Thompson will conduct services next Sunday as follows:
Merritt (Herald hall), 3 p.m.
Nicola, 7.30 p.m.
Presbyterian Church:
Rev. D. K. Allan will conduct services
next Sunday as follows:
Nicola, 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Methodist Church:
Rev. J. W. Hedley will conduct services next Sunday as follows:
Merritt (Herald hall), 11 a.m.
Middlesboro, 7 p.m.
Lower Nicola, 3 and 7.30 p.m.
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL CARDS
GENERAL SERVANT WANTED.
A good general servant wanted.   Apply to Mrs. M. L. Grimmett, Nicola.
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 herebj- given that 30 days after date I intend
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands
for a license to prospect for coal on tho following described land situate in the Kamloops
Division of Yale District: Commencing at the
North East corner of lot. !)0IS, group 1, at a post
marked "M. L. Grimmett, s. \V. corner," and
running north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,
thence south 80 ohains, thence west 80 chains
to point of commencement.
M. L. Ghimmett
Dated 26th June, 1909.       A. B. Roberts, Agt.
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 NICOLA, No. 8911, A. O.K., moots
second and 1th Thursday in each month
at 8 p. in., in Pooley's Hall. Visiting brethren
cordially invited.
It. Hazlehukst C. R.
Rev. D. K. Allan, Sec.
UNDERTAKING
Caskets and   Collins of  all Sizes
on Hand.
N. J. Barwick,
Nicola, B. C.
NOTICE
Is hereby given that 30 days after date Iintend
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands
for a license to prospect for cdal on tho follow.
ing described lands situate in ICaniloops Division of Yale District: Commencing at a pnst
planted 1 mile W. of the N. E. cornor of lot 903,
group 1, marked "G. R. Bates, S. VV. cornor,"
thence N. 80 chiinB, thence E. 80 chains, thence
S. 80 chains, thence W. 80 chains to point of
commencement.
G. R. Bates
Dated 26th June, 1909. A. B. Roberts, Agt.
NOTICE
Is hereby given that30 days after date Iintend
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands
for a license to prospect for coal on the following described lands situate in Kamloops Division of Yale District: Commencing at a post,
planted 1 mile W. of the N. B. corner of lot 903,
group 1, marked "E. Todd, 8.E. corner," thence
N. SO chami, thence V/. 80 chains, thenco 8. 80
chains, thence E. 80 chains to the point of commencement.
Dated 26th June, 1909. E. Todd.
NOTICE
Is hereby given that 30 days after date Iintend
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands
for a licenso tn prospect for coal on the following described lands situate in Kamloops Divi
sion of Yale District: Commencing at a post
planted 1 mile W, of the N. E. cornor of lot 903,
group 1, thence S. 80 chains, thenco W. 8U
ohains, thenee N. 80 chains, thence E.80 chains
to point of commencement.
Dated 26th June, 1909. A. B. RorsEKTS.
NOTICE
Is hereby given (hat 30 days after dato I intend
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of LandB
for a license to prospect for coal on the following described lands sitnato in Kamloops Division of Yale District: Commencing at a post
panted 1 mile \V. of the N. E. corner of lot 903,
group 1, thence S. 80 chains, thenco E. 80chains,
thence N. 80 chains, thenco W. 80 chains to the
point of commencement.
A. W. Dodds
Dated 26th June, 1909. E. Todd, Agt.
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.
BEAN BROS.
DEALERS IN
HIDES AND FURS
Office at A. Jackson's Store, where Hides
may be Rent to from outside points, if desirable.   Highest prices always paid.
MEEEITT,
B. O.
ICE CREAIT
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
LIIKIE!    TI3III1    O'V^TIIL
and have your face laundried at
Winegard's   Barber  Shop
(Near Coldwater Hotel)
NOTICE.
A steer wintered by J. H. Collett will
be sold, or claimed for expenses on
Saturday, July 10th. No visible brand.
Notch out of top and bottom of right
ear. Owner requested to prove property. If any brand can be noticed there
will be no charges for this advertisement.
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. Vancouver
WM. COOPER
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
OOBVC9
Plastering Brick, Stone,
Cement Floors, Sidewalks, Foundations, etc.
Work promptly and neatly executed.
MERRITT,   -   -   -   B.C.
THE    THOROUGHBRED
STALLION
MIUTABO'
BY MILNER-BON ITO
SEASON    1909
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 Nicola 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.
3. J. SOLOMON & CO.
COUTLEE, 13. CD.
Ceasonable Suggestions
Tanglefoot.....- 8 for lOo
Wilson's Ply Pads   10c
Paper Napkins, 5 designs 65c per 100
Bicycle Playing Cards 25c
Pads and Papeteries 20c up
Dominion Day Picture Post Cards 3 for 25c
Post Cards���A.-Y.-P.. B. C. Views and Comic	
WATCH   IREZE^-IIRIirSrGr
I have secured an Agency whereby Watches and Jewelry
can toe 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 place to Buy.
0. B. ARMSTRONG, MERRITT
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