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THE NICOLA HERALD
Vol. 5, No. 18.
MERRITT, B. 0., FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1909.
$2 a Year.
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FOR VICTORIA DAY
CELEBRATION AT MERRITT WILL
BE A BUMPER ONE
Committees Have Completed Arrange
menu for the Big Success of the
Demonstration on 24th and
26th of This Month
The Victoria day celebration in Merritt is going to be a big success, in fact
one of the biggest successes which has
ever attended a similar demonstration
in any town in British Columbia of the
same size as Merritt.
The various committees that have the
different departments of sport and pastime in hand have all got their work
well in hand and are leaving nothing
undone to provide for the pleasure of
the big crowd that is to visit the coal
metropolis on May 24 and 26.
The athletic events will be pulled off
the 24th, and the following day will be
devoted to horse racing. A dance will
be held in the big pavilion on the evening of the first day, for which excellent music is being provided.
Arrangements are being made for a
special train service, with reduced
rates, for the accommodation of the
large number of visitors who will come
in from neighboring towns.
If the weather man proves kind (and
weather at this time of the year is
always at its best in the Nicola valley)
there will be no drawback to-the big
i success of Merritt's second annual celebration of Victoria day.
Below will be found the horse racing
program:
Half-mile, repeat, free-for-all; first
prize $125.00, second 50.00, third 25.00.
winner barred from other events.
Half-mile dash; 50.00, 25.00.
Suarter-mile dash; 45.00, 20.00.
alf-mile hurdle race; saddle valued
40.00,  10.00.
Half-mile Klootchman's race, heats;
10.00, 5.00.
Cowboy obstacle, (turning stakes);
20.00, 10.00.
Suarter-mile pony dash, 14 hands or
er: 20.00, 10.00.
Ladies' race, half-mile; 15.00, vase
valued 12.50.
Half-mile trot, to harness; 20.00,
10.00.
Half-mile Siwash race, heats; 10.00,
5.00.
Prospectors' quarter-mile dash; 15.00,
7.50, 4.00. Put on saddle and pack of
30 lbs. after bell rings.
Cowboy's half-mile dash, horses to be
saddled and bridled after bell rings;
15.00, 10.00, 5.00.
Consolation race, 700 yards; 15.00.
Pour to enter and three to start.
American Jockey Club rules. Entries
to be made to F. Steel, secretary Merritt Athletic Club. Entry fees to be 10
per cent of first prize.
High Boom
An amendment has been put down by
A. J. King, M. P., to exempt from the
provisions of the Sunday Closing Bill
all public houses over 1450 feet above
sea level. This is, we suppose, in the
interests of exhausted cyclists and
other travellers.
Work of Mines
Following are the ore shipments and
smelter receipts for the past week and
year to date:
Boundary shipments: Total for week,
21,112; for year, 394,501.
Rossland shipments: Total for week,
5221; for year, 85,327.
Slocan shipments: Total for week,
3839; for year, 64,654.
Grand total for week, 30,172; for
year, 544,822.
Smelter receipts: Total for week,
26,062; for year, 457,787.
We are sorry to state that J. B.
Haddad, the Nicola jeweler, is leaving
the valley. Mr. Haddad has been one
of Nicola's straightforward business
men for the past two years, and his
departure will be felt throughout the
entire community. His new headquarters will be at Mission City, where
he is open for business both for that
place and this valley, where he will
have agents, so that the old customers
can still have their work done by their
expert jeweler and optician at coast
prices.
Matthew Edwards left last week, on
a visit to several coast cities.
Make Good
Make good,
Cutout "if," "could"and "should,"
And start in and saw wood.
You can still have the best
Things in life, like the rest
Of the men who've achieved
Just because they've believed
In themselves.   You're deceived
If you think your fortune comes
With a rattle of drums
And a fanfare of state
To hand yours on a plate;
That isn't the way
That she visits today.
You must out and rustle and bustle and
hustle;
You need all your muscle,  for you've
got to tustle.
Plunge into the fight,
Hit to left and to right,
And keep crashing and smashing,
Don't let up with your striking
Till things meet your liking.
For God's sake stop bawling���
Instead do some mauling.
It makes the world bitter
To look at a quitter;
Fate scowls when she sees
A grown-up man on his knees.
A man with his health
Is a mine jammed with wealth
Full of unexpected lodes.
Why, the freckled back toads
Have the sense to keep jumping���
And here you are frumping!
Come now strike your gate-
It isn't too late,
There's no such thing as fate!
Drop that fool talk of "luck,"
Get a grip on your pluck,
And buck.
Begin
To grin
And win. ���Enderby Press.
Peok in the Metropolis
J. Peck MacSwain, philanthropist,
philosopher, psychologist and peregrinating poet-printer was admitted through
the portals of the coal metropolis by an
indulgent chief of police last Friday,
It is about three years since Peck visit
ed this section and during that period
has probably had a more versatile career than any other individual in B. C.
He has been everywhere except in
church and held almost every position
except that of a brass-buttoned autocrat. He has passed through many
things, including the Fernie fire, during
which he had the misfortune to fracture
his hip by dropping 45 feet from
window of the Napanee hotel. Peck
is a clever and whole-souled advocate of
the art preservative and never was
known to turn down a friend or refuse
a drink. He is now on his way to
Seattle where he expects to cross trails
with E. Payson Weston.
A  CLUB  BUILDING
WILL  BE   ERECTED   BY   MERRITT
ATHLETIC CLUB.
Lot Has Been Purchased and  Initial
Preparations Made for Erection
of a Pine Olub Building-
Floor Space 80x40 ft.
The meeting of the Merritt Athletic
Club, held in the Herald hall on Tuesday evening was well attended and a
good deal of routine business in connection with the Victoria day celebration was gone through with.
The rearranged program submitted
by the horse-racing committee met
with the approval of the club and was
adopted.
The executive committee was empowered to purchase lot No. 14 on
Nicola avenue from M. L. Grimmett of
Nicola, for the purpose of erecting a
club building. The pavilion for the
dance and serving meals at the celebration will be built on this lot. A
solid foundation will be laid and later
on the building will be completed, arrangements being made that will provide accommodation for dances and
secret society meetings, besides making
provision for its use as an opera house.
The structure will be 80x40 feet in
dimension.
The contract for supplying the lumber for the pavilion has been let to the
Diamond Vale Supply company. A bee
of the local carpenters will be held
Sunday to get the work under way.
William Cooper, the contractor,
kindly volunteered to place several
cement pillars as a portion of the
foundation, free of charge. The meeting, needless to say, accepted Mr.
Cooper's kind offer.
The contract for provisioning the
public on the celebration days was let
to Leeworthy & Scribbins, proprietors
of Middlesboro boarding house, who
will return 20 per cent of the gross receipts to the club.
The managers of the football and
baseball teams were instructed to offer
$25 towards expenses for visiting teams,
outside of the handsome silver trophies
already donated.
The following registered at Hotel
Merritt during the past week: C. Carroll, Keremeos; C. P. Charlton, W. H.
Hunter, Nicola; A. G. Donahue, W. L.
Nicol, Mrs. Blair, Muriel Blair, J. E.
Stinson, C. F. Law and wife, Vancouver; J. W. Burr, Ashcroft; H. A. Harvey, Kamloops.
Pure bred Jersey Bull for service, at
John Collett's ranch.
Protection of Game
Following is the copy of a resolution
adopted by a committee appointed by
the Merritt Athletic Club to petition
the provincial government for better
protection of game in this district:
To the Provincial Game Warden,
Victoria, B. C:
Sir: (1) Whereas, it has been
brought to the notice of the members
of the Merritt Athletic Club that there
has been an unwanton destruction of
game in this community, particularly
as regards the dynamiting of fish in
and out of season;
(2) Whereas, it has also been demonstrated to the members of the said
Merritt Athletic Club that the bounty
upon coyotes, cougars and timber
wolves should be increased sufficiently
to make a mercenary incentive for
their destruction;
(3) And, Whereas, the game warden
for this district being apparently un-
appreciative of his duties, and game is
practically unprotected in said district;
Therefore, be it resolved that the
Provincial Game Warden take steps immediately to provide for the protection
of game in the Nicola valley.
And we, your petitioners, will ever
humbly pray.
(Signed)     Geo. E. Hygh
T. V. Curtin
A. S. Bennett.
Committee Merritt Athletic Club.
Cariboo Pioneer Killed
Theodore Thormalien, aged 74, a
Cariboo pioneer, died at St. Paul's
hospital, Vancouver, Saturday morning
as the result of injury through being
struck by an interburban car.
LOCAL NEWS
OF LOCAL IMPORT
CHARLIE LAW ARRIVED IN TOWN
ON MONDAY
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Victoria Day
Celebration at Merritt
Two days of good, clean sport
Everybody and his girl will be here !
F. E. Howse was a visitor from
Nicola yesterday.
Don't forget the board of trade meeting Monday evening.
Work on Merrit's new school building was started on Monday.
Dr. Harvey, the dentist, is at the
Hotel Merritt for two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Strickland and
children were visitors from Nicola yesterday.
Don't miss the fancy dress ball given
under the auspices of the Nicola Ladies'
Guild in Pooley's hall tonight.
Keep your eye constantly on the
Herald advertisements as many good
opportunities can be obtained therefrom.
First-class lodge hall in central portion of the town can be inspected and
applications made at the Herald office.
W. E. Fish, employed with the A. E.
Howse company at Nicola for some
time, has left to accept a position at
the coast.
An adjourned meeting of the newly
organized board of trade will be held on
Monday evening next at 8 o'clock in
Menzies hall.
Miss Lillie May, who has been visiting Mrs. G. E. Hygh for the past few
days, returned to her home in Nanaimo
this week.
William Mclntyre, William Cooper,
F. Steel, R. Thomas and M. Bailey
Sundayed at Joe Guichon's popular
hostelry at Quiichena.
Bert Blackett, who has been in the
employ of G. B. Armstrong as dry-
goods clerk for the past year, left
Tuesday to accept a similar position at
Cumberland.
A shipment of Panama hats have arrived at G. B. Armstrong's, direct from
New York. All the latest standard
shaped J. B. Stetson styles. Also a
full line of Ladies' Trimmed Hats.
Several good outside horses are expected in Merritt for the Victoria day
races, but they will have to go some
to distance the steppers of Geo. Armstrong, A. Jackson, Dr. Curtin and A.
Coutlee.
William Briemann arrived from
county of Grey, Ontario, and taken
charge of S. Kirby's South Nicola
farm. All patrons of the Driard can
hereafter be supplied with butter from
his pure-bred Jerseys.
The ninth annual meeting and convention of the Canadian Association for
the prevention of consumption and
other forms of tuberculosis is to be held
in Hamilton on Wednesday and Thursday, May 19 and 20 next.
Mrs. Blair and daughter, Miss Muriel
of Vancouver, who have been renewing
old acquaintances in Merritt are spending a few days at Aspen Grove. They
expect to spend the summer in the valley.
Do not let the time go by. Have
your watches and other repairs looked
after while the jeweler is in the valley. The work will be done promptly.
Satisfaction guaranteed at coast prices.
We look forward for future work and
will be glad to receive all kinds of repairs in our line. After June 1st our
place of business will be at Mission
City, B.C.
Case of George Martlnovich Has to be
Taken Before a Higher Court-
Conciliation Board to Meet
On Monday Next
Charles F. Law of Vancouver, who
has been a prominent figure in Nicola
and Similkameen mining circles for a
number of years, arrived in town by
Monday's train, accompanied by Mrs.
Law. They are spending a few days
looking over his interests in Bear creek
section. Mr. Law recently returned
from a trip to France, where he was
engaged in interesting European capital
in the possibilities of mineral development in this section of British Columbia.
He had the thrilling experience of being
a passenger on the liner, Republic,
which met with a collision in a fog on
the Atlantic ocean last January. It
will be remembered in this accident, that although the Republic was
sunk, not a life was lost, owing to the
efficacy of the wireless telegraphy system. This was the first time the
practibility of Marconi's invention had
been demonstrated, and Charlie Law
was among the first of the passengers
to congratulate the operator, Jack
"Binns" (John Robinson) on his cool-
headed heroism. Binns' prompt and
successful manipulation of the ' 'wireless" key-board resulted in some fifty
steamers arriving at the scene of the
accident within 24 hours, thereby trans-
fering all the passengers before any
lives were lost.
Conciliation Board
After lengthy deliberations the conciliation board to settle certain grievances at the Middlesboro collieries has
been appointed. T. C. Brooke will
represent the union and Thos. Kiddie,
of Northport, Wash., the company.
These two have decided upon Judge
Lampman, as the third man on the job.
This appointment seems to be entirely
satisfactory to both parties and has
been sanctioned by the Government.
The board will meet in this camp oa
Monday afternoon.
To Higher Court
George Martinovich, claiming his
shack on the Blair property was
broken into and his effects thrown out,
had five men of Middlesboro, representing the mining company, before Magistrates Murray and Matthews on Thursday afternoon. It appeared that the
title to the property was involved and
the justices decided that the case was
out of their jurisdiction and would have
to be submitted to a higher court.
Paul Raudovick, wanted, has apparently made good his escape from the
camp, no news of his whereabouts
having come to hand as yet.
A bunch of ribbon rosettes, emblematic of the M. A. C. have been made,
and are finding a ready sale. They are
quite artistically gotten up and one
should be in the possession of every
citizen before Victoria day. They can
be had from F. Steel.
T. J. Smith, who W8S expected in
Merritt this week in connection with
his mining interests, has been detained
at Vancouver on account of an accident
he met with while out driving. In a
collision between two rigs in Stanley
park, Mr. Smith was thrown out of his
'Vehicle and had his shoulder dislocated. THE  NICOLA HERALD
THE NICOLA HERALD
L. G. LOBSINGER, Publisher.
Published Every Friday
Subseription, In Advanoe. $2 a Year
Merritt, B. C, May 14, 1909.
SQUIBOGRAPHS
Merritt still looks good to the
Herald.
Don't knock,
and walk in.
Just lift the latch
National Strength vs. Dreadnaught
Canada can contribute more to
the ability of the Empire to defend
itself by filling up her vacant
places than by building battleships
that would be obsolete by the time
their machinery got to working
properly.
Canada too long has been a
yawning gap in the front of the
Empire, a point that must be defended from without for the reason
that her people were not numerous
enough to defend her borders
themselves.
By turning her wilderness into
populous and wealthy provinces,
Canada is accomplishing the double
end of making herself able to defend herself, and of relieving the
Motherland from the duty of defending her.
With her vacant lands producing grain and cattle, her forests,
mines, fisheries and factories sustaining a large industrial population, Canada will be well able
both to take care of herself and to
send ships and men to aid in the
defence of the dominions over-sea.
Settlement is transforming Canada from a weak dependency into
a strong nation; from a ward into
a giant.
The progress of battleship revolution has known no halting place
in a generation and can know none
for years to come. Every battleship afloat today that was built ten
years ago is considered obsolete
and only awaits the completion of
a Dreadnought to go to the scrap
heap. Ten years hence the Dreadnoughts will likely be as hopelessly
out of date and altogether useless
as the vessels they are replacing
today.
If Canada put two million dollars into a Dreadnought Britain's
fleet would not be any more the
master of the sea because of it.
If Canada puts two million dollars
into inducing industrious and enterprising settlers to go upon her
vacant lands Britain will be the
stronger for it through all the
future years.
Money put into battleships is
money gone forever. It neither
produces wealth nor can it be recovered. Money spent in getting
settlers on vacant but fertile soil is
seed sown in ground that will bring
forth a hundredfold in national
wealth and military strength in the
days that are to come.
If the over-sea dominions do
their duty by themselves Britain's
fleet cau hold command of the sea
until the wildernesses have been
filled with wealth-producers and
Canada and Australia and New
Zealand and South Africa can replace the obsolete Dreadnoughts
with the airships and submarines
other up-to-date fighting machines
of a decade hence.���Edmonton
Bulletin.
Boost and the world boosts with
you; knock and you knock alone.
Moyie wants a bank. Princeton
wants good times. Greenwood
wants the smelter and mines to
start up. Hedley wants an electric
light plant. Who wants the earth?
Don't all speak at once.
Bob Edwards, editor of the Calgary Eye-Opener, will move his
paper from Calgary to Toronto,
and will turn the sheet into a joint
stock company, with Bob holding
the controlling interest. As the
controlling asset of the Eye-Opener
was a lead pencil it will be easy
to secure stock in the new company.
Important Find of Iron Ore
A big strike of magnetic iron ore near
the mouth of the Campbell river, on
the east coast of Vancouver Island, is
reported by Vancouver men, and claims
have been staked by John McLennan,
Daniel McPhee and Samuel Smith.
There is reported to be an enormous
body of ore so situated as to make development easy. Tests of ore have
been made by Professor Hoffman of
Ottawa. J. O'Sullivan of Vancouver.
The former gauged it as running 67.47
magnetic and the latter as running
68.14 magnetic, so that the samples
showed remarkable evenness in the high
value at which they graded.
The discoverers say that the deposits
lie back about 20 miles from the mouth
of Campbell river, where they have
staked three contiguous claims, covering an area of 4500 by 1500 feet, and all
over it can be seen outcroppings 20 feet
wide. They also claim further that
there is plenty of coal and timber in
the vicinity for mining purposes.
Disastrous Bush Fires
Property valued at almost a million
dollars a total loss, and scores of prosperous ranchers homeless and forced to
flee for their lives is in brief the story
of a disastrous fire that swept over the
country in the vicinity of Salmon Arm
and Mara on Monday of last week. It
was the most serious calamity that had
yet been visited on that thriving community and has earned deep sympathy
for those who have suffered losses.
Two large sawmills were burned,
scores of barns and houses wiped out,
much live stock destroyed and other results that combined to give every
gravity to the disaster.
MERRITT
BREWERY
I Is now ready to supply your
I wants with the best on the
A    market.
^        Drink the Beer that is going
to help make the coal metropolis famous, grow fat and LIVE till you die.
Patronize Home Industry
L. F0RSCHNER, 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.
An up-to-date STEAM LAUNDRY,
a money-making proposition at Middlesboro for sale cheap.
Now is the time to buy a $500.00 Gerhard Heintzman Upright Grand Piano
nearly new for $250.00.
Development work and mining contracts undertaken. Examination and
reports.
FRANK BAILEY & CO.
Mining Engineers,
Merritt, B.C.
A good place to patronize
Ashcroft  Hotel
Newly renovated. Headquarters for
mining men.. Electric Lighted, Hot
and Cold Baths, Cozy Rooms. Best
Table in Town. Fine Bar. Commodious Sample Rooms.
McGillivray & Veasey,  PropF,
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.
"W.   DOBBON
PROPRIETOR
For sale or to let
800 acres of mountain pasture land.
Apply, M. Adams, Merritt, B. C.
Grand Central Hotel
Ashcroft, B.C.
Everything up to date.   Best cuisine in
town.  Bar supplied with the best wines,
liquors and cigars.   When in Ashcroft
stop at the Grand Central.
GEO. WARD,    ��    PROP
His defeat in Stratford will not
be taken very much to heart by Mr.
Joseph Martin. That is quite a
satisfactory way of breaking into
the British political arena. The
man who has the pluck to face any
kind -aft odds will not lack for
iriends in England.
The Busy Fly
The fly must go. The edict has gone
forth that means the destruction for
the household pest that for ages has
been counted a necessary nuisance. A
new name has been given the insect.
Instead of the "housefly" it is to be
called the "typhoid fly," for it is declared that, the fly carries disease and
death with it. The warfare upon the
mosquito has brought good results in
many places and it is now proposed to
push as yigorous a fight against the
house fly.
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METROPOLITAN
MEAT MARKET
NICOLA, B. O.
Bank of flontreal
Capital,  $14,400,000.   Rest, $12,000,000 Head Office:   Montreal.
Sir Edward Clouston, Bart.   Vice-President & General Manager.
Savings Bank Department.   iflKSMEK
BANK MONEY ORDERS ISSUED AT THE FOLLOWING RATES:
$5.00 and under 3c. II Over $10 and not exceeding $30. ,10c.
Over-$5 and not exceeding $10.... 5c. ||     "   $30   "   " "      $50..15c.
These ORDRRB 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,
A. O. GOURLAY,
Acting Sub-Agent.
Nicola Branch,
A. W. STRICKLAND,
Manager.
COLDWATER HOTEL
WM. McINTYRE, Proprietor
First-class Accommodation.    Best of Cuisine.
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
MERRITT, B. O.
NICOLA VALLEY MEAT MARKET
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
MERRI7T=
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
Will Rule Silver Market
That the silver camps of Cobalt and
Gow Ganda, Ontario, will within a
measurable short time rule the silver
markets of the world is a prediction
often heard on the streets of Toronto,
and competent engineers who have
studied the situation and followed the
development now going on endorse
these statements.
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.
The choicest of Beef,  Mutton,  etc.,
always on hand.
Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.
T. HESLOP,
PROP
W. H. GRAY
(R. M. Woodward's Sawmill.)
BUILDER and
CONTRACTOR
ROUGH & DRESSED LUMBER
SASHES      DOORS
SHINGLES MOULDINGS
LOWER NICOLA,   -   B. C.
DRIARD
HOTEL
NICOLA, B. C.
S. KIRBY, - Prop.
Under new management and personally
supervised.
Cuisine unexcelled.
Hot and cold baths.
iivery 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
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CHIPS FROM THE BLOCK
A Line-up on What Is Doing In Near-by
Districts and Throughout British
C i'lmbla Generally
The new divisional school at Revelstoke will cost $40,000.
Ashcroft and Savona will mix up in
baseball on Victoria day.
The Kamloops band is giving a dance
tonight (Friday.)
Golphers and gophers have made
their appearance in Hedley.
John Carty, a resident of New Westminster since '87, died last Friday.
Charlie Lambert has resumed placer-
ing for platinum on Granite creek.
The evangelists are now endeavoring
to save Golden.   The gold cure failed.
Kamloops claims to have a mountain
of copper ore located within four miles
of the city limits.
Rev. Dr. Fraser has been appointed
the new moderator of the Presbyterian
synod.
It is likely that the marine station
station at Esquimalt will be re-established.
Henry R. 'Brown was killed at Bark-
erviile last week while hunting, by the
accidental discharge of a gun.
The miners on the Crows Nest have
asked for a board of conciliation to unravel the difficulties existent there.
The bars in Revelstoke must be
lighted during prohibited hours, according to a local bylaw just passed.
Over $60,000 is being spent on the
roads in the Similkameen district.
This will be good news to tramps.
It costs money to bake bread in
Revelstoke. The bakers have a
"corner" on the wheat market.
Operations are to be resuined on
Horsefly in the Cariboo country, where
big things are still to be found in gold
placers.
A Tacoma boy has lost his reason
through the practical joke of a friend
tying a snake around his neck. This
lad saw snakes early in life.
Charles Henderson of the Otter Flat
hotel was treed by a bear one day last
week. Charlie now knows how the
world looks to a man up a tree.
The Princeton board of trade has
passed a resolution favoring the building of half a dozen Dreadnoughts.
It's now up to the government to construct them.
Ed. Tingley, who is in charge of gov'
ernment road work between Otter Flat
and Aspen Grove, is putting the road
in fine shape. In many places the
creek has flooded the road, but Ed. is
doing cribbing, thus saving the public
highway from the ravages of the water
wagon.
Judge Wilson of Cranbrook was appointed by the Dominion government
as the third member of the conciliation
board to arbitrate the differences be-
twaen the B. C. Copper company and
Greenwood Miners' Union, the other
two, Mr. Mclnnes and Mr. Cronyn
having failed to agree on the third
man.
According to Stcvons' Handbook for
1908, copper is found throughout the
entire length of the Rocky Mountains,
in Canada, the United States, Mexico
and Central America, and in the Cordillera of the Andes in South Amorica
from the extreme north to Puntu
Arenas on the Straits of Magellan.
The North American copper deposits
apparently are richer west of the main
range of the Rockies, and the principal
tablelands, between the Rocky mountains and the Pacific.
That Armour & Co., the great meat
packers, with headquarters at Chicago,
intend investing and establishing offices
in British Golumbia, is indicated by the
fact that their representative is in this
province. W. A. Cutler has just completed a tour through the interior, and
has prepared a report on the conditions
prevailing which he will send to his
amployers. He was sent to report on
the possibilities of the Kootenays and
Okanagan districts, and found everything in a most flourishing condition
during a trip which lasted for ten days.
Boost for Merritt
AND DEAL WITH THE
Diamond Vale Supply Co
A NICE LINE JUST ARRIVED   OF
EVAPOEATBD    FEtTITS
FRESH AND GOOD���TRY SOME
APPLES   PEACHES   APRICOTS   FIGS   PRUNES
We sell LEA & PERRIN'S SAUCE, the only
genuine Worcestershire Sauce.    40c per bottle
CROSS & BLACKWELL'S PICKLES, delici,
ous and appetizing���Chow-Chow, Mixed, White
Onions, Walnut          40c per Bottle
Try a package of the celebrated CARNATION
WHEAT FLAKES.   Delicious for breakfast
Diamond Vale Supply Co
Hotel Merritt
RATES $2 A DAY.
MERRITT, B.G
FINE ROOMS       �����--*       FINER TABLE
FINEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
PINE   LARGE   SAMPLE  ROOMS
HEADQUARTERS   FOR  COMMERCIAL  TRAVELERS
G. E. HYGH
Proprietor
Merritt General
=: Store :=
1
BICYCLE TIME
HAS ARRIVED
Now is the time to enjoy a healthful
spin around the  country on  a good
bike.    Call and inspect our fine line
of wheels at close prices.
We handle the
"CLEVELAND"
"PERFECT"
1
and other celebrated makes
Buy now and buy from us
1
j.
A. MENZIES, Prop.
Merritt, B.C.
r. j. McGregor
Painter and Decorator
Signs, Wagons, Carriages, Buggies, Sleighs, Cutters,
etc. Painting, Graining, Papering, Stencilling, Frescoing, Gilding, Kalsomining, etc.
Estimates furnished free on all kinds of work applying
to the trade.
All work guarauteed first-class.   Once tried yon will have no other
I QtflLiGHENA HQTEL
QTJILOJHEITj^, B.C.
Boating, Fishing, Shooting, Guides, Horses, etc.
always on hand. ���
FIRST-CLASS WINES AND LIQUORS.
EVERY ACCOMMODATION FOR TOURISTS
Hot and Cold Water Baths. Terms: $2.00 and upwards.
JOSEPH GUICHON,    :::    Proprietor
C^^r
Walt Mason In Canada
I confess to the opinion that the men
of this Dominion ought to loosen up
with pleasure and provide a battle-
boat; ought to send tho Dreadnought's
brother to the good old kindly mother
who has guarded us and watched us
since our infancy remote. We have
bragged of England's favor, we have
sworn we'd never wave if the mother
called upon us to support the Union
Jack, but our hemming and our hawing
and our everlasting jawing, when we
should be buying warships, make us
seem a tight-wad pack. We have
bored the other nations with our frantic
protestations of a love for Mother
England as substantial as the rock;
but when comes the time for action
we're reduced to clique and faction,
and we dish up whys and wherefores
and exhaust ourselves in talk.
Look over your stock of stationery,
then place your order with the Herald.
fi
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COLUMBIAN COLLEGE
1882-1806
NBW WESTMINSTER, B. O.
Rev. W. J. Sippkbll, B, A., B.D.
Rev. J. P. Boweix, Bursar
New York's population is 4,5000,000.
BEST ON * *
THE MARKET
&
Victor Safes,
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.
$1000
BUYS
A well built new frame house
containing 4 good rooms, barn,
woodshed, about 1 acre of land.
Quarter of a mile from railroad
station, near to stores, post-
office, church and school.
APPLY
Nicola Valley Land Co.,
OOrjTLBB, B.C.
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
OFHOE, GREENHOUSES & SEEDHOUSEr
3010 WESTMINSTER ROAD,
VANCOUVER, - B.C.
Branch Nursery.
S. Vancouver THE   NICOLA    HERALD
LOCAL NOTES
Next Thursday is Ascension day.
The Grand hotel is being treated to a
dress of paint.
J. Royal returned on Monday from a
week's visit to the coast.
G. M. Gemmill expects to open the
drug store next week.
Emil Sterz, of the Imperial brewery,
Kamloops, was in Merritt on business
this week.
Ric. A. Fraser, formerly proprietor
of the Herald, is ill at Jubilee hospital, Victoria.
Mrs. J. P. Boyd has joined her husband here, having arrived from Golden
on Monday's train.
Jos. Guichon, of Quiichena, purchased
the first ticket for the Victoria Day
Dance.   Good boy, Joe.
Appropriations have been granted for
road improvements between Merritt
and Middlesboro and Merritt and Nicola.
There's more building going on in
Merritt at present than in any place in
the Boundary country or in West Kootenay.
A. R. Carrington of Nicola attended
the annual meeting of the Kamloops
district of the Methodist church, in the
railway city last week.
Joseph Bean, the hide and fur buyer,
left yesterday on a business visit to
Bellingham, Washington. He expects
to be absent a month.
A. Ash and Rev. Thompson spent the
week end atS. Kirby's dairy farm.
From this on the week end trips will
be the order of the day.
Jennie Wade, 10 years of age, was
thrown off a frightened horse Tuesday
and broke her left arm at the elbow
joint.   Dr. Tutill is attending.
Do you intend building? If so, call
and see J. P. Boyd, at the Diamond
Vale Supply Company's store for prices
on Lumber.   Don't forget���do it now.
The May issue of the Home Journal
is to hand and gives abundant evidence
of the changes promised for the new
volume. There are some very delightful articles within its covers and much
interesting interesting information.
The Journal is an excellent magazine
for the home. The Herald and the
Journal may be had for only $2.25 for
one year.  	
Church Services.
Anglican Church:
Rev. J. Thompson will conduct services next Sunday as follows:
Canford, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Merritt, 3 p. m.
Nicola, 7.30 p.m.
Thursday, May 20th (Ascension Day)
holy communion, Nicola, 8 a.m.
Methodist Church:
Sunday,   May 16.��� D,   Dodding will
conduct services as follows:       ��t,
Merritt, 11 a.m.
Middlesboro, 7 p.m.
A. R. Carrington will conduct services at Lower Nicola, at 3 and 7.30
p.m.
Presbyterian Church:
Sunday, May 9th. ��� Mr.   D.   Dodding
will conduct service in Hyland's hall,
Merritt at 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 16th���Rev. Geo. Murray
will cmduct service at Nicola at 11
a.m.
WANTED
Wanted���Offers for 320 acres Crown
Granted land at 8 mile creek containing
valuable possibilities in coal and minerals���water rights of the creek flowing over a portion of the property fully
secured.���The Mammette Lake road
divides the land nearly in half. Title
is absolutely flawless. Address
J. H. Byrne,
April 26th, 1909. Chilliwack, B.C.
4
Fancy Dress Dance
To be given under the auspices of the
NICOLA LADIES' GUILD
In Pooley's Hall, Nicola
on Friday, May 14th
GRAND MARCH 9 P.M.
Tickets, $2.00 Ladies, Free
Fancy Dress optional.
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that thirty days
after date I, Wm. Mclntyre, of Merritt,
B. C, intend to apply to the superintendent of provincial police, F. S. Hussey, of
Victoria, for renewal of a retail liquor
license for the Coldwater Hotel, located
at Merritt, B. C.
WM. MelNTYRE.
Merritt, B.C., April 26th, 1909. 4
NOTIOE  TO  CREDITORS
In the Estate of Nawlsistkin (Peter)
Chief of Shulus Indian  Reservation. Deceased.
NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claims against the late
.Nawisistkin, who died on the 7th day of
April, 1909, at Shulus Indian Reservation, B.C., are required to send by post
prepaid or deliver to the undersigned
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
by them.
And take notice that after the 15th day
of June, 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.
JOHN H. COLLETT,   \ExeCutors
PETER THIBODEAU,rxecutors'
���Dated Merritt, B.C., 15th April, 1909.
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that thirty days
after date I, Geo. E. Hygh, of Merritt, B.
C, intend to apply to the superintendent
of provincial police, F. S. Hussey, of
Victoria, for renewal of a retail liquor
license for the Hotel Merritt, located at
Merritt, B. C.
GEO. E. HYGH,
Merritt, B.C., April 26th, 1909. 16-4
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that thirty days
after date I, S. J. Solomon, of Coutlee,
B.C., intend to apply to the superintendent of provincial police, F. S, Hussey, of
Victoria, for renewal of a retail liquor
license for the Coutlee Hotel, located at
Coutlee, B. C.
S. J. SOLOMON,
Coutlee, B.C., April 16th, 1909. 4t
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that thirty days
after date I, Stanley Kirby, of Nicola, B.
C, intend to apply to the superintendent
of provincial police, F. S. Hussey, of
Victoria, for renewal of a retail liquor
liceuss for the Driard Hotel, located at
Nicola, B. C.
STANLEY KIRBY,
Nicola, B.C., April 26th, 1909. 4t
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that thirty days
after date I, Joseph Guichon, of Quiichena, B.C., intend to apply to the superintendent of provincial police, F. S.
Hussey, of Victoria, for renewal of a
retail liquor license for the Quiichena
Hotel, located at Quiichena, B.C.
JOSEPH GUICHON,
Quiichena, B.C., April 26th, 1909. 4t
NOTICE.
Is  hereby  given that  thirty days after
dute I intend lo apply to th�� superinien
dent of provincial police, Victoria, B.O.,
for a retail liquor license for  the Grand
Hotel, at Merritt, B.C.
Mas. C. 11 oooan
May 1st, 1909. Merritt, B. C.
F. C. PAIGE
General of
Blacksmith
-AGENT FOR-
Sharles Tubular
CreamSeparator
ALSO FOR
The famous John Deere
and Fleury Plows
and all classes of Farm Implements
MERRITT, B. C.
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL CARDS
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.
^_ o. F-
C-lOURT NIOOLA, No. Km, A. O. F., meets
J second and 4th Thursday in each month
at 8 p. m., in Pooley's Hall. Visiting brethren
cordially invited.
It. Hazlbhurst, C. R.
Rbv. D. K. Allan, Sec.
UNDERTAKING
Caskets and  Collins of all Sizes
on Hand.
N. J. Barwick,     -     Nicola, B. C.
BEAN BROS.
DEALERS IN
HIDES & FURS
Office at A. Jackson's Store
MEBEITT,    -    B. C.
ICE CREAn
Parlors are now open for the summer
months.   Best Ice Cream and
Ice Cream Soda in B.C.
G. H. NASH  -  QUILCHENA AVENUE
H. PRIEST,
Photographer
and Sign Writer
MERRITT, - - B.C.
BE WISE
LIKE    THEE    0"WL
and have your face laundried at
Wincgard'p   Barber  Shop
(Near Coldwater Hotel)
WM. COOPER
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Plastering Brick, Stone,
Cement Floors, Sidewalks, Foundations, etc.
Work promptly and neatly executed.
MERRITT,
B.C.
THE    THOROUGHBRED
STALLION
'MILITABO
BY MILNER-BON ITO
SEASON    1909
The thoroughbred stallion 'Militaho,'
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 Stores
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.
S. J. SOLOMON & CO,
OOUTLEE!, B.C.
WATCH FOR
Gemmill, the Druggist
He'll be opened up Thursday
LOOK FOR AD NEXT WEEK
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
The Herald till January 1st, 1910
for only One Dollar.    Do it now.

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