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Array THE NICOLA
I{ I{ LogUitttive Assomb!
Vol. 5, No. 32.
MERRITT, B. O., FRIDAY, AUG. 20, 1909.
$2 a Year.
MERRITT   STATION
IS TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN TWO
MONTHS
Work on the New Structure Started
This Morning���Will Be of Moat
Modern Type and Will Contain Eight Rooms
Chas. Cripps' gang has the cement
foundation blocks placed for the new
C.P.R. section house, and the carpenters will soon be at work putting the
"ready-made" together and also the
bunk house. The section house will
be two storys, and will consist of five
bedrooms and living room, with kitchen
in rear.
Yesterday the site for the new station
was staked off and Mr. Cripps had work
started early this morning. The materia] to be used in the construction of
Merritt's new railway station will be
what is known as the Kahn system of
reinforced concrete, manufactured by
the Trussed Concrete Steel Co. of Walk-
erville, Ont. The steel and concrete
combination will be used throughout,
from foundation to chimney, making
the building absolutely fireproof, and it
is claimed that this system makes the
construction work easy 'and rapid. In
this style of a station, Merritt will have
the distinction of being the first place
where the C. P. R. has adopted it on
their lines. It is a system they intend
to use almost exclusively hereafter.
The new station will be 75x25 feet and
will contain eight rooms, including two
freight rooms, general waiting room,
ladies' waiting room, ticket office and
express office. A platform will be laid
full length of building. There will be a
flat roof of tar and gravel.    *
The new station will be modern in
eyery respect, and it is expected that
it will be completed in less than two
months' time. The location is about
150 yards from the Voght street crossing on the north side of the track.
Church Services.
Anglican Church:
Rev. J. Thompson will conduct services on Sunday, Aug. 1st as follows:
Merritt, 11 a.m.
Nicola, 7.30 p.m.
Methodist Church:
Rev. J. W. Hedley will conduct services next Sunday as follows:
Merritt, 3 p.m.
Middlesboro, 7 p.m.
D. Dodding   will   conduct   services
at Lower Nicola, at 7.30 p.m.
Henry Lindley of Lower Nicola, paid
the metropolis a visit yesterday.
Constable Nash escorted a Siwash
prisoner to Kamloops yesterday.
Tommy Gannon, a former resident of
Ashcroft, died recently in Victoria.
Monday was payday at the mines and
also payday for the C.P.R. gang here.
Prof. W. R. Fraser, of McGill university, Montreal, was in town a couple
of days last week, and was the guest of
his old friend, Dr. Tutill. He. was
much charmed with what he had seen
of Nicola valley, and with our climate.
He also visited Mrs. Pooley at Tamer-
ton ranch.
L. Bean, of Bellingham, Wash., has
been here for over a week making enquiries as to the whereabouts of his
brother, Jos. Bean, who for some time
past made Merritt his headquarters in
the hide-buying business. His brother
sent Joe some $1300 about a month ago
to use in the business and since then
the latter has completely disappeared.
It is not known whether he has met
with foul play or just "vamoosed."
LOCAL NEWS
Wm. Shea is down from Voght valley.
Look for the D. V. S. Co.'s ad. next
issue.
Board of Trade meeting next Monday
evening.
Francois Rey is visiting with Jack
Murray at Mammet.
Louis Forschner is spending a few
days at the coast this week.
J. S. Morgan is having his acre lot,
recently purchased from Wm. Voght,
cleared.
Mrs. Jos. Cleasby and daughter, of
Petit creek, have been visiting friends
in town this week.
Mrs. W. Dodd, of Spences Bridge,
has been visiting friends and relatives
in the valley this week.
Thos. Priest leaves Sunday for Nicola. He will be in charge of the school
there for the ensuing term.
Corner lot on Quiichena and Chapman
streets for sale, size 63x120. Apply to
M. N. Adams, Merritt, B.C.
Jos. Marshall is engaged with the
Nicola Development company on the
far side of Charters' ranch.
Archie Irwin, Indian agent, of Kamloops, is making a tour of the valley
this week, and is expected in Merritt
today.
Regular meeting of L. O. L. 1701 on
Saturday evening at 8 o'clock in Hygh's
hall. A full attendance of members is
requested.
Father Le Jeune, who has been spending-a few days among his parishioners
in this section, left Tuesday for Mammette lake district.
Mrs. C. Reid, who has been visiting
friends at Merritt and Middlesboro for
a couple of weeks, leaves tomorrow for
her home in Vancouver.
Miss Pauline Steffens returned Wednesday from Ashcroft, where she had
been visiting her sister, Mrs. Fred.
Baker, for a couple of months.
Frank Bailey has written a convincing
article on the "Neglected Wealth of
Yale District" in the Saturday Sunset
that should set coast capitalists thinking.
Colonel Sutcliffe leaves tomorrow on
a visit to Vancouver and the big Fair
at Seattle. "Suttie" will tell you all
about it in his inimitable style when he
returns.
T. Priest, teacher of music, is now
prepared to take pupils on the piano
and organ at Nicola and Merritt.
Usual terms. 30-4
St. John's Ambulance society opens
its meetings on Sunday forenoon at 10
o'clock in Carrington's hall, Middlesboro. All those wishing to join would
do well to start in at the first lecture.
While working at the new section
house last week, George DeBarro had
his hand jambed by a log falling upon
it. Dr. Tutill dressed the injured member and George is now getting along
fine.
Howry & Stanley now have their
meat market and short order restaurant open to the public. Their place has
been nicely fitted up and a choice cut
or a square meal may be obtained at
all hours.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Gray of Middlesboro have issued invitation cards announcing the marriage of their son
David to Miss Ivy Bennett. The happy
event will be solemnized Friday evening, August 27th, at 7.30 p.m.
Hyland & McLean have secured the
contract for the erection of a two-sto-y
building 40x40 for Isaac Eastwood on
Quiichena avenue. The first floor will
be divided into two store rooms, both of
which have already been rented.
RAILROAD CENTER
METROPOLIS MAT BE JUNCTION OP
VARIOUS ROADS
NIOOLA NOTES
Wedding bells will soon be ringing.
Mat. Stewart returned from the coast
Monday.
Ric. A. Fraser returned Wednesday
from the coast.
THE DEAL CLOSED
I    F. A. Howse returned Monday from
Merritt Has Great Possibilities Before a triP to the coast.
Her in "Steam and Steel"���Eyes
Railroad Men Turn to the
Coldwater Route
To some it may seem a little over-
optimhtie for us to say that within a
very few years Merritt will be among
the important railway centers of the
interior, but we have the views of some
of the foremost railway men of the
country to back up the statement.
The Coldwater and Coquahalla passes
are undoubtedly the key to the situation
for the big railroads now pushing coast-
wards. Merritt is unquestionably the
point where the roads will converge to
go up the Coldwater.
That the Grand Trunk Pacific railway
will not build through the Fraser canyon
when constructing its branch line south
to Vancouver, but will strike south
from Kamloops into the Nicola valley
and thence proceed to the Coldwater
river, where a junction will be effected
with the V. V. & E. railway, which line
will be used to reach Vancouver, is the
opinion expressed to the Vancouver
Province by a railway man of long experience in the west.
"I base my conclusion in this matter
not merely on the well known friendliness of the Grand Trunk and Grand
Trunk Pacific railways with the controlling forces of the Great Northern, of
which the V. V. & E. is a subsidiary
corporation, but upon the fact that the
route from Kamloops south and through
the Hope mountains will be the shortest
possible to obtain," said this man in
discussing his opinions. "Of course the
fact that the Grand Trunk Pacific and
the Great Northern have established
relations for the joint use of terminals
at Vancouver and at Winnipeg���and
may do so with respect to Seattle-
shows that a traffic arrangement between the two, giving the former running rights into Vancouver over the
line of the latter from the Coldwater
river, is not by any means an impossibility."
As regards the C. P. R. there is now
no question about its reaching the coast
from Southern Okanagan via Merritt
and the Coldwater route.
BOARD OF TRADE
Regulsr meeting of the Merritt
Board of Trade in Menzies hall on
Monday evening, the 23rd, sharp at
8 o'clock. EVERY member is urgently requested to turn out.
Successful Concert
Menzies' spacious hall was well filled
last Monday evening, the occasion of
the Johnson-McRaye concert, and the
entertainment was a pronounced success. Miss Johnson made a decided hit
in the recitation of her own poems, full
of the breath of the early Canadian
forests and giving the picture of the
better and higher types of the red race.
Miss Johnson also gave some humorous
character delineations, and personal
experiences that elicited no end of
laughter.
Walter McRaye, in his impersonations of the habitant, as depicted in Dr.
Drummond's quaint sketches of French
Canadian life, repeatedly brought
down the house. Mr. McRaye has a
style that makes him a sure winner.
The Merritt Athletic club is to be
congratulated  on their  enterprise in
bringing these popular and gifted entertainers to Merritt.
A. E. Howse left on a business trip
to Vancouver Tuesday.
S. Kirby and son, Chub, made a flying
trip to Merritt Sunday.
R. L. Pallen, C. P. R. agent at Agas-
siz, is visiting Vicar J. Thompson.
Mesdames Allan and Brant spent
Friday in Merritt visiting friends.
A. C. Gourlay and W. D. Wilson
spent Sunday at the lake dropping a
line to a fish.
Mrs. Wm. Riley returned Monday
after spending a few days with Mrs.
Phillips at Merritt.
Mrs. Strickland and daughter returned
Monday from an enjoyable visit at Harrison Hot Springs.
Mrs. R. G. Loyd, Mrs. C. Reid and
M. Bailey formed a fishing party from
Merritt to this place Sunday.
Mrs. Hirsch, of Strathmore, Alta.,
arrived on Friday's train on a visit to
her daughter, Mrs. A. W. Strickland.
The Douglas Lake Cattle company
shipped eighteen cars of fine steers to
the coast Tuesday, and Jos. Collett one
car.
S. Kirby has some fine views of his
South Nicola dairy farm displayed at
the Driard. They were "shot" by A.
W. Strickland.
Mrs. Whiting, nurse and children,
who have been guests at the Driard
hotel, Nicola, for the past two weeks,
returned to the coast by yesterday's
train.
Douglas Wright, son of Rev. T. H.
Wright, formerly of Nicola, was the
only candidate to pass the entrance
examination from the Kamloops center.
He obtained 705 marks.
P. Marquart, C. P. Charlton, C.
Howse, Wm. Hunter, Dr. Curtin, Wm.
Cooper and Geo. Murray, jr., formed a
party which enjoyed a trip up the lake
to Quiichena Sunday in the Howse
launch.
Pauline Johnson and Walter McRaye
played to a good house here Wednesday
evening, leaving Thursday for the coast.
While here they were pleasantly entertained by Mrs. Howse in her launch on
beautiful Nicola lake.
Steps are being taken to organize
and incorporate a Nicola Valley board
of trade, with headquarters here. The
outlook is bright and at a meeting to be
held this (Friday) evening it is expected
arrangements will be completed.
STATEMENT MADE IN LAST ISSUE
IS CONFDtMED
Blair and Voght  Ooal  Areas;   Which,
Have Been Acquired by United
States Capitalists. Soon to
Be Worked
This week we are in a position to-
confirm the statement made in our last
issue that Minneapolis capitalists have
acquired coal areas in the valley, consisting of the Blair and Voght properties.
L. R. Leyrer and G. H. Derry, directors of the Pacific Coast Collieries
Co., were the gentlemen who represented the interests of the American
capitalists, and not only were they well
pleased with the coal developments of
the Nicola, but were also impressed
with the future possibilities in other
directions.
We are advised that the operating
company is organized as a close corporation, and that the properties will be
developed upon strict mining methods,
so that we may anticipate the existence
of another coal company close to Merritt that will be shippers on an extensive scale.
The properties consist of some 800
acres lying to the north of the Nicola
Valley Coal & Coke Co. 's property, and
west of the Diamond Vale, and as both
of these properties are producers, the
newcomers have an exceedingly favorable opportunity of meeting with success.
The interests of the operating company will be in the hands of W.E. Duncan.
At an early date there will be favorable opportunities for land buyers, as
we understand that the Blair surface
lands will be divided into acre lots and
placed on the market. The survey will
consist of 280 acre lots. W. E. Duncan
will open an office in Merritt shortly,
where all information may be obtained.
Four more cars of cattle were shipped
from Nicola yesterday.
The big blue posters are now out for
the Quiichena races on Labor day.
Johnson and McRaye played to a fair
house at Middlesboro Tuesday evening.
G. E. Hygh returned from the coast
this morning, accompanied by his daughter Mildred.
Principal Fraser, of the Merritt
school, arrived from the coast today
after spending an enjoyable holiday.
W. H. Armstrong, of Vancouver, and
Thos. Kiddie, of Northport, Wash.,
arrived on today's train and are visiting
at the Middlesboro collieries.
The upsetting of a lamp caused a big
fire at Coal Creek Sunday when eight-
teen buildings were burnt and thousands
of dollars worth of property destroyed.
Coal Creek seems to be trying to emulate Fernie.
A. Faulds, M.E., of Vancouver, formerly superintendent at Middlesboro
and Mr. Gray, a coast mining man,
came in on today's train. They will
take a trip through the Otter Flat
country.
W. A. Anderson, the well known
horseman of Agassiz, arrived in town
last Wednesday and will spend a couple
of weeks here. He is disposing of a
number of Percheron stallions in the
valley. Mr. Anderson is delighted with
the prospects of the metropolis and will
probably invest here.
Walter McRaye, of the Johnson-McRaye company, is to be married in Vancouver next Tuesday to Miss Bettie
Webling, a bright London actress, who
is now on her way to the coast. Miss
Webling is the original "Little Lord
Fauntelroy" of the stage. Mr. and
Mrs. McRaye will go into vaudeville in
this country.
James Simpson, the watchmaker who
located at Nicola a couple of weeks
ago, paid a visit to Merritt last week
and as a result arrived here on Tuesday
to locate permanently. You can find
him in the Nash building. Mr. Simpson
is an expert mechanic and he will guarantee to do your repair work satisfactorily, or refund money.
T. F. Vicary is suffering from a
badly sprained arm and a discolored
optic, the result of a nasty accident at
Lower Nicola last week. He was riding
his horse down hill, when the animal
stumbled and turned a complete summerset. Mr. Vicary's injuries are severe enough, but the accident might
easily have been a fatal one. The horse
was but slightly injured. \
THE   NICOLA HERALD
THE NICOLA HERALD
L. G. LOBSINGER, Publisher.
Published Every Friday
Subscription, in Advance. $2 a Tear
Merritt, B. C, August 20, 1909.
EXHIBITS FOR SPOKANE
It is to be hoped that the miners
of Nicola valley and those interested in raining in the district will lose
no time in sending exhibits to the
Spokane Interstate Fair, which will
be held September 20-25 inclusive.
There are many mining properties
iu the valley that could send excellent samples of ore and possibly
win a prize or diploma.
Good exhibits from Nicola valley
would be an excellent advertisement, and a letter received this week
by The Herald from L. K. Armstrong, superintendent of the mineral department at the fair, intimates he is very desirous of having
exhibits from this district.
Some handsome awards will be
made for good exhibits. A silver
trophy cup valued at $150 will be
given for the best district display.
The coal trophy consists of a beautiful silver cup valued at $75 for
the best display of coal, with accompanying data. A $50 silver
cup will be awarded to the best
district exhibit in each state or
province where three or more districts compete. The individual
mine prize is a silver medal valued
at $20 for best exhibit from a mine
in any district from which ten or
more exhibits are shown. Diplomas will be awarded to exhibits of
special merit not receiving a prize.
Good prizes are also hung up for
exhibits of cabinet specimens of ore,
besides a number of miscellaneous
prizes that should be of interest to
every mining man in the valley. A
full list may be seen at The Herald
office by anyone interested.
We would urge the miners of
this locality to get busy and get out
the best display possible, and if a
party cannot be sent with the exhibits, pack them carefully at the
proper time, of which they will receive due notice, and send them in
with such maps, photos and descriptions as will best advertise the
mines.
The exhibits will be viewed by
'five hundred mining engineers and
many thousands of eastern people.
This should be all the inducement required to call out a display
from every mine in the district.
lent one, the only objectionable
feature being that the rope might
be considered by some people as an
invitation to commit suicide.
After the Game
Watch Merritt grow !
The finger of fate points to Merritt as a coming railroad center.
There is one thing about a dog---
he doesn't pretend to be anything
else.
Another bunch of Uncle Tim's
/bibles arrived on last Friday's mail.
He even had the audacity to send
one to the editor of The Herald,
who reads a bible of an entirely
different stamp.
Professor Goldwin Smith cele-
; brated his 86th birthday last Friday. Even at this ripe old age,
Goldwin Smith is one of brightest
editorial writers and one of the most
profound thinkers in Canada, or, iu
fact, on the continent.
Since the Vernon holocaust there
is talk of compelling every licensed
hotelkeeper to furnish each bedroom
with a rope.    The plan is an excel-
When I cash in, and this poor race is
run, my chores performed, and all my
errands done, 1 know that folks who
mock my efforts here, will, weeping,
bend above my lowly bier, and bring
large garlands, worth three bucks a
throw, and paw the ground in ecstasy of
woe. And friends will wear crepe bow-
knots on their tiles, while I look down
(or up) a million miles, and wonder why
those people never knew how smooth I
was until my spirit flew. When I cash
in I will not care a yen for all the praise
that's heaped upon me then; serene and
silent, in my handsome box, I shall not
heed the laudatory talks, and all the
pomp and all the vain display, will just
be pomp and feathers thrown away. So
tell me now, while I am on the earth,
your estimate of my surprising worth; O
tell me what a looloo-bird I am, and fill
me full of taffy and of jam.��� WaltMason.
WATER NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that an application will be inade under Part V. of
the "Water Act, 1909," to obtain a license in the Nicola Valley, Kamloops
Division of Yale District.
(a) The name, address and occupation of the applicant, John Sidney Morgan.
(b) The name of the lake, stream or
source, unnamed. Running about one-
half mile north of my homestead in the
railway belt.
(c) The point of diversion is about
one-half mile north of the north-east
corner of my homestead.
(d) The quantity of water applied for
five cubic feet.
(e) The character of the proposed
works, dam, ditch and flume.
(f) The premises on which the water
is to be used, my Homestead.
(g) The purposes for which the water
is to be used, irrigating and domestic.
(h) This notice was posted on the
sixteenth day of August, 1909, and application will be made to the Commissioner on the sixteenth day of September, 1909.
J. S. MORGAN,
32-5 Merritt, B. C.
hWyTnurseries
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
A sitting  of the
County Court of Yale
will be held at Nicola, on
SEPTEMBER 17th,  1909
at 10.30 a. m.
George Murray, C.C. Registrar
F. 0. PAIGE
General <&
Blacksmith
-AOHNT FOR-
Sharles Tubular
OeamSeparatdr
ALSO FOR
The famous John Deere
and Fleury Plows
and all classes of Farm Implements
MERRITT, B. C.
NICOLA VALLEY
BREWERY
I Is now ready to supply your
��� 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. 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. Fine Bar. Commodious Sample Rooms.
McGillivray & Veasey, Props.
GRAND PACIFIC HOTEL
KAMl-OOPS
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.
���^KT.   DOBSON
PROPRIETOR
For sale or to let
800 acres of mountain pasture land.
Apply, M. Adams, Merritt, B. C.
Grand Central Hotel
Ashcroft, B.C.
Everything up to date.   Best cuisine in
town.  Bar supplied with the best wines,
liquors and cigars.   When in Ashcroft
stop at the Grand Central.
GEO. WARD,    -    PROP
3VE-
= 1VC =
^UM
METROPOLITAN
MEAT MARKET
NICOLA, B. O.
The choicest of Beef,   Mutton,   etc.,
always on hand.
Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.
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.
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.
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.   X'SSS^KlS
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 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 oost.
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
Merritt Branch, Nicola Branch,
A. O. GOURLAY,
Acting Sub-Agent.
A. W. STRICKLAND,
Manaokk.
COLDWATER HOTEL
WM. McINTYRE, Proprietor
First-class Accommodation.    Best of Cuisine.
Wines,  Liquors and Cigars.
MERRITT, B. O.
NICOLA VALLEY MEAT MARKET
MBliniTT,   B. O.
DEALERS IN
Prime Beef,   Mutton,   Lamb,   Veal, Pork and Sausage,
Poultry,   Hams and Bacon,   Fresh Fish
CATTLE   BOUGHT   AND   SOLD   BY  THE   CARLOAD
I. EASTWOOD, Mgr
MERRITT-
FOR LOTS AND ACREAGE IN THIS, THE
COMING TOWN OF THE INTERIOR SEE
H. S. Cleasby, <& Coutlee
or at Nicola Valley Meat Market, Merritt,
every Wednesday & Saturday afternoon
DRIARD
HOTEL
NICOLA, B. C.
S. KIRBY, - Prop.
Under new management and personally
supervised.
Cuisine unexcelled.
Hot and cold baths.
liivery 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
Summerland now has a customs officer.
There are few idle miners in the
Kootenays.
The railroad men of Kamloops will
hold a Labor day picnic.
The Phoenix Miners' Union is getting
ready to celebrate Labor Day.
Revelstoke citizens want more water
on their streets and less in their whisky.
The Provincial Conservative association will meet in Kamloops in November.
A carload of prospective investors are
looking over the mining situation around
Kamloops.
Kamloops Knights of Pythias held a
most successful picnic on Wednesday of
last week.
In Rossland Goodeve Bros, have incorporated a $100,000 company to handle
their drug business.
Hedley is certainly in the dry belt.
That place has six hotels, or one to
every twenty voters.
A seam of coal eleven feet thick has
been discovered on Haslam creek in the
neighborhood of Nanaimo.
A man named Turn married a woman
named Turn in Spokane the other day.
Well, "one good turn deserves another."
It is a matter of remark that not a
life has been lost in the construction of
the big new railway bridge at Lethbridge.
Givan Hamilton of Ashcroft, a Cariboo pioneer, died last week in Victoria
from an operation. He leaves a widow
and thirteen grown-up children.
Dr. Sanson of Ashcroft, and Dr. Williams of Vernon, held a consultation at
Kelly's lake last week. The result was
a couple of baskets of fine trout.
T. A. Blair of Barkerville, and Wm.
Blair of Stanley, both general merchants, have amalgamated and will open
up another branch at Fort George.
The Chinese of Armstrong are making
themselves so obnoxious to respectable
people that the city council is taking
steps to have them removed to isolated
premises.
Agnes, an Indian woman, has been
murdered two miles from Quesnel. Her
husband, two white men and some
whisky are said to have been implicated
in the crime.
James Dier, of Kaslo, has gone bughouse from believing he could write
great literary articles. He was taken
to the asylum, where he will have ample
opportunity to formulate plots.
A thrilling ceremony was performed
on the Seattle fair grounds last week,
when Miss Anna Balo, a Nanaimo girl,
was married to J. Peppie, a balloonist.
The preacher stayed outside the cage.
Chas. F. Law, the mining operator of
Vancouver, has returned from a trip
into the Bulkley and Aldermere country,
and speaks most glowingly of the vast
coal and other mineral wealth of those
districts.
The Nelson Brewing company's fine
team of greys, valued at $600, were
drowned in Kootenay lake last week.
They became scared and backed off the
wharf with the dray to which they were
attached.
Several persons were injured at North
Vancouver the other day by a street
car running wild and plunging over the
wharf into four feet of water. The
wonder is that the passengers were not
all killed or drowned.
C. H. Thomas and wife, of England,
both octogenarians, have made the
journey across the "herring pond," and
are visiting their four sons at Princeton, two of whom they had not seen for
25 years.
The work of supplanting the Hindus
at the Fraser river mills with French
Canadians is to start this month.
Twenty families will be included in the
first arrivals and they will be housed in
buildings put up by the Fraser River
Mills company for its employees.
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
Diamond Vale Supply Co
Coutlee Hotel
cand Store c
The Gateway to the Nicola Valley Coal Fields
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 Porks,
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 and 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 provisions of this act,
for carrying out the true 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
tlie advice of his Executive Council, And
in 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 Fernie 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 clucks of nil 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.
8. J. SOLOMON & GO.
OOTJTLE1E], B.O.
QfcHLiGHENA H9TEL
QTJIIiO-HEJSTA, B.O.
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
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
Schiitz and Calgary Beer on Ice
G. E. HYGH
Proprietor
erald lis Bring M Results THE   NICOLA    HERALD
LOCAL NOTES
J. J. Priest is erecting a cottage on
his acre lot.
Mesdames Duncan and Fisher returned to Canford Tuesday.
Walter Sn-der is having a dwelling
built on his Quiichena avenue lot.
G. R. Bates, of Aspen Grove, left
Saturday on a trip to Vancouver.
Geo. E. Hygh, of the Hotel Merritt,
left Saturday on a short visit to Vancouver.
P. M. Stanley, J. C. Conklin and H.
W. Winegard were Quiichena visitors
Sunday.
C. R. Imerson, organizer for the M.
W. of A., returned to the metropolis
Monday.
David Turrill returned Tuesday from
a visit to his properties at Otter Flat
and Granite Creek.
The Nicola Development company are
going ahead with diamond drill operations as rapidly as possible.
Mesdames Chapman and Johnslon, of
Lower Nicola, spent a couple of days
with friends in the metropolis.
Dr. Tutill wishes to inform the public
that his telephone is a government
phone for the use of the general public.
Messrs. Ransom and Boyd pulled 50
fine trout out of the Coldwater Sunday
afternoon, averaging ten inches in
length.
John Lawson, tipple boss at No. 1
mine, Middlesboro, left Tuesday on a
visit to Vancouver and the big fair at
Seattle.
Alfred Hiscock of Middlesboro, left
Tuesday for Vancouver, where he will
enter the general hospital to undergo
an operation.
Work is progressing with the new
shaft on the Diamond Vale property
and it is expected that a double shift
will be put on shortly.
Quite a number of old miners have
returned to work at the Middlesboro
collieries. There are 170 men engaged
by the company at' present.
D. Ferguson, representing a Vancouver jewelry hpuse, was in the city Saturday, and had a pleasant visit with his
old Bruce friend, G. M. Gemmill.
T. J-. Smith, who arrived in town
Monday, returned to the coast Tuesday.
He was accompanied by his young son,
who has been spending the holidays
here.
Geo. McGregor, of the Standard Gil-
lett Light Co., Vancouver, was at Nicola last week, installing a system of
hydro-carbon lighting in the Driard
hotel.
Hiram Van Norman left last Saturday after spending a fortnight with
R. M. Woodward and other friends at
Lower Nicola. Mr. Van Norman is returning to his home in Sacramento.
It is stated that Fred Bamford, who
was fined $5 and costs recently for being drunk and boisterous, made off
with a saddle horse of Al. Robson's
just after his release. Al. is on the
warpath.,
The Indians are now in their element,
and are taking advantage of the salmon
run to procure a supply of winter food.
A largo salmon was seen alive in the
Coldwater the other day with a spearhead protruding from its back.
Constable Clark returned last week
from taking Jim I'ring to Kamloops.
Last week Constable Lunn of Nicola
, escorted Alex. Scottie, Joe Lavere and
Louie Saddleman to the same house of
detention. All were sentenced on
"booze to Indians" charges.
I G6RE
SICK WATCHES
and do all kinds of JEWELRY  REPAIRING in first class shape, and
on short notice.   All work is
guaranteed
GIVE MY WORK A TRIAL
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 in
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 aud 11.
Nelson���September 13.
Cranbrook���September 14 aud IS.
Pernie���September 16.
Grand lforks���September 18.
Annoucement 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.      31-3
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL CARDS
LAND ACT
Kamloops Division, Nicola Laud District,
District of Yale
Take notice, that I, Patrick II. 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
NOTICE
In the Supreme Court of British
Columbia
In the matter of "The Intestates Estates Act," "The Settled Estates Act"'
and of T. B. Conklin, deceased, and of a
sale of a portion of Lot 124, Group 1, in
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; lo:s 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
LAND ACT
Kamloops Division���Yale Laud 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 7()4, 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
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\
OOURT NICOLA, No. 8911, A.O. F., meets
second and 4th Thursday In each month
at 8 p. m., in Pooley's Hall. Visiting brethren
cordially invited.
Geo. l. Murray, c. it.
Rev. D. K. Allan, Sec.
UNDERTAKING
Caskets and   Coffins of  all Sizes
on Hand.
N. J. Barwick,
���II    II IM��M.I��IJ��.^
Nicola, B. C.
Life Like Enlargements
No need to send to the coast.
Try the home product first.
Satisfaction or money refunded.
H. PRIEST,  Photographer
BEAN BROS.
DEALERS IN
HIDES AND FURS
Office at A. Jackson's Ft-crc, where Hia>s
may be sent to from outside points, if desirable.   Highest pricos always paid.
MEBBITT,
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
BE WISE
LIEZE    THE    OWL
and have your face laundried at
Winegard's   Barber  Shop
(Near Coldwater Hotel)
j".   Simpson
.Wash Building MERRITT
NOTICE
S'xty days after dale I intend to apply
to the Chief Commissioner of Lands for
permission to purchase 48U 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. b'O chains; thenceK. 60 chains;
thence S. 80 chains; to point of commencement.
FREDERICK W. GILCHRIST
Aspen Grove, 30th July, 1909. 29-9
WM. COOPER
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
C-OFsJ
Plastering Brick, Stone,
Cement Floors, Sidewalks, Foundations, etc.
Work promptly and neatly executed.
MERRITT,   -
-   B.C.
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
b^ the ton, a'lso 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.
MERRITT MEAT MARKET
and Short Order Restaurant
All that is choicest in the way of MEATS wili always be found in
this shop.   Pish, Poultry, etc., in season
For a SQUARE MEAL or a LIGHT LUNCH you  will be delighted
with a trial at our Short Order Counter
LINE UP WITH THE CROWD AND PAY US A VISIT
HOWRY & STANLEY,
Proprietors
Groceries
Dry   GrOods
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,
Hardware   Ei^portixxg GOOcls
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO
CONFECTIONERY
A Consignment to  hand, consisting of
LOWNEY'S  CHOCOLATES
Famous for quality  and flavor.
I5c per box and up.
Also Gibson's English Boiled Sugars, pure and wholesome.
Ten flavors, per lb '..'.'  40c.
"W-A-TOIHC   TlttB3J��.TBlTl<TGr
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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