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Array THE NICOLA
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Vol. 4, No. 35.
MERRITT, B. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1908.
$2 a Year.
SCHOOL AT SHULUS
INDIANS NOW HAVE A SCHOOL AT
THB RESERVE
The Long Wished For Seat of Learning
For the Siwash Children is Now
Established-More Aid will
Be Needed.
The Indian mission school was started
last Monday week at Shulus under the
auspices of the English church.
The Ven. Archdeacon Small and the
Rev. Mr. Pugh had for a long time contemplated starting a school there for
the many Indian children in that and
the surrounding reservations, but the
want of the necessary funds made it
impossible until they succeeded in obtaining a small government grant for
the purpose; then, with the aid of Dr.
Hone who volunteered to assist the work
by teaching, the work was started.
While the building for the purpose is
not what it might be, and there are
many wants and inconveniences to contend with in such a new enterprise, it
is hoped that these will all be supplied
and overcome with the aid of friends
in time, and that the new school may
prove a great help and benefit to the
many Indian children now growing up
in an entirely wild state without any of
the educational advantages white
children enjoy.
It is moreover hoped that this school
may in time be placed in charge of some
of the Sisters from Yale, and thus we
shall have in our midst another one of
their famous schools established.
Indian Agent Irwin, who was in the
valley recently, has assisted Dr. Hone
in every way possible to further the
project along.
Jailed For Selling ^oome.
Andy Cummings, who has been illegally selling whisky at Prince Rupert
by having it shipped from Victoria
labelled "vinegar" has been sentenced
to six months at New Westminster and
a fine of $300 besides.
Masonic Institution.
On Wednesday evening of last week
Nicola Lodge A. F. & A. M., was duly
instituted as reported in our last issue,
the following officers being appointed:
M. L. Grimmett, W.M.; A. W. Grote,
S.W.; G. E. Hygh, J.W.; N. J. Bar-
wick, treasurer; A. R. Carrington,
secretary; S. J. Solomon, S.D.; U. S.
Thomas, J.D.; Val Crockett, S.S.; W.
Frisken, J.S.; W. E. Dodd, tyler.
The meetings of the new lodge will be
held on the second Monday in each
month.
NOTICE.
���    Any person found in pursuit of game
on any part of the firoadbent estate,
without permission of the undersigned
will be prosecuted.
35   Harold H. Matthews, Lessee.
FELL THIRTY FEET
Workman on New Tipple at Middlesboro
Breaks Wrist.
Paul McMaster met with what might
have proven to be a very serious accident while working on the new No. 1
tipple at Middlesboro colleries on Saturday. While engaged on the framework McMaster walked out on a bent
which had not been securely nailed and
gave way under his weight. He fell to
the ground below a distance of nearly
thirty feet, breaking one finger and a
couple of small bones in his wrist.
Luckily for the victim, he struck against
none of the timbers in the descent and
his arms received the force of the fall
on striking terra-firma.
TENDERS WANTED
Tenders will be received by the undersigned up to 8 p. m. on Monday, Sept.
14th, for 6 cords of 2-foot dry stove-
wood, to be delivered to the Lower Nicola school on or before Sept. 26th. Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. F. G. Paige,
Secretary Board of School Trustees.
Merritt, B. C, Sept. 3, 1908.       36-2
Dance Tonight.
Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Hygh will give an
informal dance tonight (Thursday) in
the Merritt hall, in honor of the former's brother, Warren N. Hygh, of Nanaimo. The people of Merritt and district are given a cordial invitation.
Editor Marries.
His numerous friends in Nicola valley
will be interested to learn of the marriage of John P. McConnell, editor of
the B. C. Saturday Sunset, at Portland
Ore., on Wednesday of last week. The
bride was Grace F. Short-Edmunds of
Portland.
W.'J. Goepel, government accountant,
was in Nicola Monday on his official tour
throughout the district.
J. W. Collis of Vancouver was in the
valley this week. He is interested in
mining property on Ten-mile.
Mrs. (Dr.) Tutill spent a few days
this week visiting with her sister, Mrs.
Pooley, at Tamerton ranch.
Geo E. Hygh, of the Hotel Merritt,
with his father and mother of Nanaimo
who are visiting with him, spent Sunday at Nicola.
The B. C. Amalgamated diamond drill
has been moved off the Clark ranch to
the Clapperton property, where the
bedrock can be more easily reached.
For Sale���Four lots, one corner and
three inside, Winny portion of Nicola
townsite; cash. Apply The Nicola Herald office, Merritt.
Frank Jones, who has been with H.
H. Matthews at Lake View ranch, Nic
ola, this summer, will arrive in Merritt next week and will be employed in
A. Coutlee's livery.
ACTIVITY AT MINES
LARGER   SBIFMBNTS  ARE  TO   BE
MADE FROM MIDDLESBORO
Big Increase in Foroe of Men Will Be
Needed When New Tipple is Finished���Oeneral Newslets of
Local Interest.
An average of oyer 100 tons of coal
a day have been shipped from the
Middlesboro collieries for some time
past, and very shortly this will come up
to 200 or more tons per day. It is
understood that the company have received contracts that will demand at
least this output.
Work on the new tipple is going rapidly ahead and it is expected that unscreened coal will be shipped from No.
1 mine one week from today. The new
screening plant will be installed as soon
as possible.
Several new men have been taken on
at the mines during the past ten days
and when the new tipple is finished
there will be an opening for between
40 and 60 competent miners and inside
loaders. There are now 65 men at the
boarding house, and in all about 160 on
the company's payroll.
v For Sale���Small house and two lots
\ . in Nicola; well situated; cheap for cash.
k'i v Apply The Nicola Herald office, Merritt.
Wm. Cooper was one of the first nim
rods out on Tuesday. He secured a
number of fine ducks and presented
them to 'Dolph Fyall, chef at the B.
C. Amalgamated, for the delectation
of the boys of the diamond drill.
Mrs. R. H. Winny left for Kamloops
this week accompanied by her sister,
Mrs. Rear. Mrs. Winny has not been
enjoying the best of health lately and
will visit with her sister a few weeks.
David Gavalin and family are now
living in their new home on the ten-acre
block he recently purchased from A.
Coutlee. Mr. Gavalin intends to go into the chicken and dairying business.
A meeting of the Ancient Foresters
was held in Hyland hall Tuesday evening, a number of Nicola brethren being
present. Brother Rodgers, of Middlesboro colleries was duly initiated into
the mysteries of the order.
Duncan Ross, M. P., has started touring the district. He leaves Ashcroft
tomorrow and will go through Lillooet
and Cariboo, returning to Ashcroft on
the 27. His dates for Merritt section
will be set later.
DIED FROM TYPHOID
H. F. Mitchell of Seattle is in town,
this week.
Robt. Clark was in town from Nic-
olr Tuesday.
J. E. Bat; is in town today from
Aspen Grove.
Ten cars of cattle were shipped from
Nicola Tuesday morning.
A. McDonald of Coleman, Alta., arrived in the valley this week.
A special came up from the Bridge on
Tuesday with a string of coal cars.
Brother Sutcliffe spread the gospel
of Merritt's progress at Nicola on Tuesday.
M. Adams and Max Eckar left this
morning for Chilliwack by trail with a
bunch of horses.
Mrs. John Stewart and child arrived
from Spences Bridge last evening to
join her husband here.
Duncan Macphail returned to Nicola
last evening after spending a couple of
days in the metropolis.
Everybody and his best girl, or some
one else's, will be at the Quiichena
sports on Monday next.
Messrs Donahue and King, two happy
Vancouver drummers, registered at the
Hotel Merritt this week.
Merritt's "Gold Dust Twins" were
visitors to Nicola Wednesday evening
and attended the box social.
Get your money's worth! Come to
the Coutlee hotel next Sunday at 5.30
p.m. for a chicken dinner.
C. F. Law and W. Godfrey of Vancouver were at Coutlee on Monday and
left next day for the Similkameen.
Rev. C. K. Mathewson will conduct
services at Nicola Presbyterian church
on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p m.
A meeting will be held in the court
house Nicola on Tuesday evening to
elect trustees for the public cemetery
and transact any other business in
connection therewith. ���
Jas. McCready, who has been Jjug-
gl'ng glasses in the wet goods department of the Coldwater since last spring,
will cease asking "What's yourn?"
the first of the week. He leaves for
Montana or Dakota with a view to entering into the livery business. Jim
has made friends in the camp who will
j wish him every success.
Geo. W. Fish, Manager for Howse Co.,
Dies at Princeton.
A very sad death took place Tuesday
at Princeton, when George W. Fish,
manager of the A. E. Hewse Co. stores,
passed away, after being ill for only a
short time with typhoid fever. He was
a native of Norfolk, Eng., and was about
40 years of age.
The f'ineral was held on Monday afternoon and was the largest attended in
that vicinity for some time. The floral
offerings were many.
The deceased had only been in this
section a short time, but had made
friends, who were shocked to hear of
his death. Before coming to Nicola he
was employed with the McMillan Co.,
wholesale grocers of Vancouver. He
leaves a wife and two sons, who left
Vancouver two months ago for Scotland.
The widow and children have the sincere
sympathy of the residents of Nicola and
Princeton in their hour of trouble.
F. J. Lumsden, of the A. E. Howse
Co. at Princeton, is confined at the hospital at Vernon with typhoid fever, and
has been in a very precarious state.
Word received today says that he is not
yet out of danger. Mr. Lumsden was
for some time at Middlesboro.
TALKING BY WIRE
WILL NOT BE A PASTIME IN CAMP
FOR A WHILE
Mclnnes Chosen.
W. W. B. Mclnnes secured the nomination on the first ballot at the Liberal
convention held in O'Brien's hall, Vancouver, on Wednesday night. The name
of Mr. J. W. DeB. Farris and Mr. J. W.
Senkler were also placed in nomination
but when the ballot was counted, it was
found that of 576 votes cast Mr. Mclnnes had secured 289 as against 153
for Mr. Farris and 134 for Mr. Senkler.
J. B. Haddad, the Nicola jeweler, left
for Princeton and Hedley Tuesday.
R. Marpole, general executive assistant of the C. P. R., denies that any deal
is on for the company to secure the
Nicola Valley Coal & Coke company's
property.
Wm. Murray, of Coldwater fame,
has recovered the horse which threw
him and ran away as reported in our
last issue, but is still on the look-out
for the saddle and the bundle strapped
thereon, which have mysteriously disappeared. >
J. R. A. Richards, accompanied by
Mrs. Richards, arrived on Friday
morning last. They have been busy
since getting the hotel Montebello
ready for business, and expect to open
for business in about two or three
weeks.���Salmon Arm Observer.
The Vancouver Province of Tuesday
printed an article from last week's
Herald and dated it as a special dispatch
from Nicola. The Vancouver World
of Tuesday printed on its editorial page
a portion of an editorial appearing in
last week's Herald, and gave no credit
for the same.   Thanks, neighbors.
The box social, under the auspices of
the ladies' guild of the Church of England, held at Nicola last evening, was a
decided success. A large crowd turned
out and the bidding for the lunch boxes
was very spirited. The proceeds netted
about $100.
The Nicola Herald staff received this
week sample apples grown in the orchard of Mrs. R. M. Woodward at Lower Nicola. The trees are five years old
and produce an excellent quality of
fruit. Nicola as fruit growing section
will shortly be among the front ranks.
The Government and Charlie Stevens
Think Local People Might Strain
Their Voices by Shouting
"Hello, Central!"
It would seem that the Dominion
government is not inclined to aid Merritt very much in the way of giving us
a much needed telephone service. The
Nicola Herald recently brought the
matter before C. S. Stevens, superintendent of the government telephone
lines for this district, who says he
cannot put more than one instrument
in at the same place, as each instrument
must of necessity be an office. Mr.
Stevens further says:
"I think the only relief for you
people over there, is for you to form
a private company and put in your
own plant, and we will give you
connection on our trunk line. At
the present time, the government
have not deemed it advisable to put
in exchange offices except at points
where it was absolutely necessary,
such as Nicola and Hedley, where
we were obliged to have an operator
to switch from one section of the
line to another."
Between Merritt and the mines at
least twelve or fifteen 'phones could
easily be secured, and since the government lines are supposed to have been
coustructed with the object in view of
serving the people, it strikes us that
it would be a just and reasonable course
for the government to institute an exchange office without any great
stretch of its magnanimity.
The rotten telephone service which
maintains in Nicola valley and other
sections of the country is a matter of
much complaint. A severe criticism
appeared in the columns of the Saturday Sunset recently regarding the service at Nicola. The paper throws the
blame on Superintendent Stevens, and
says that the service as managed by
that gentleman is a public nuisance instead of a public convenience. In many
places the telephone is the only means
of communication and every effort
should be made to have the system as
nearly perfect as possible. As it is, the
constant complaints show that something is radically wrong, and if Stevens
is the obstruction he should be removed. Because he has political influence and is a Grit appointee is no reason
why the public should fiaye to put up
with such constant and annoying inconvenience in connection with the telephone service.
Indians Feeling Warlike.
An investigation is being held at Salmon Arm this week arising out of the
arrest and fining of two chiefs, Maxime
and Narcisse, for unlawfully setting
fish traps in the Salmon river. The
fisheries department had the two Indians
arrested and they were fined the nominal sum of two dollars or in default
eight days in prison. They refused to
pay the fine and when a constable was
conducting them from the court room
a number of Indians jostled him, separating him from the i prisoners, who
took refuge on the reserve.. Later the
chiefs arrived at Sullivan reserve, near
Quiichena, to talk the matter over with.
Chief Johnny Chilleheetza, and with
him came to Nicola and secured legal
advice from M. L. Grimmett, and later-
returned to Kamloops to await results.
Mr. and Mrs. Woods and: daughter of
Grand Prairie were visiting. witH: J. W.
Grahame an wife at Nicola this week.
Mrs. Woods will- remain for- a few
weeks.. THE   NICOLA    HERALD
THE NICOLA HERALD
Published Every Thursday
Subscription, in Advance. $2 a Tear
Merritt, B. C, September  3, 1908.
Aside from its enormous coal
deposits, Nicola valley is of untold
wealth and possibilities from an agricultural point of view. The rearing of cattle has always been tne
leading business carried on by the
ranchers, but their attention is gradually turning to general fanning
and fruit growing. It has been
said that early frosts would not permit of successful fruit growing here,
but an inspection of one or two orchards in the vicinity of Nicola will
quickly disprove this statement.
The big ranches are devoted to alfalfa and clover, but with water
they will raise anything. John P.
McConnell, editor of the Saturday
Sunset, who made a trip through
the valley a couple of weeks ago,
writes very interestingly and intelligently in his paper, under his pen-
name "Bruce" of his impressions
respecting our mixed farming possibilities. He visited a young orchard near Nicola where "trees
bearing apples, peach-plums and
prunes were laden to breaking,"
and "masses of currants hung like
clustersof bees in a swarm." There
.are no potato bugs in Nicola valley,
and Bruce describes our spud as
"big, glistening white and floury.
Its yield is enormous and it is regularly taken for the famous Ashcroft." The Sunset editor lived in
the valley for two years and knows
what he is talking about. With
the railway facilities which we now
enjoy, there will be big money in
general farming as soon as the big
ranchers sub-divide their laud and
sell it out in small farms. Bruce
further opines: "Some day a big
company will buy up the land,
build a dam and a system of ditches
and they will cut these big ranches
. up into small ones. The land will
sell for three or four times its present value and be worth it. The
company which does that will make
fortunes, just as it has been done in
the Okanagaii. " ' " When the
land is sub-divided and irrigated
the, Nicola valley will teem witn
population and wealth."
business in the open here 300 days
in 365. Visiters invariably remark
���on our splendid climatic conditions
after they have mixed up witn our
superior brand of ozone for a few
days. An old-timer recently sold
out and went to live in Victoria,
but came back to spend the balance
of his days in the Nicola. He remarked : "I would sooner be
hanged in Nicola valley than live
retired in Victoria."
The climate of Nicola valley is
unsurpassed anywhere in British
Columbia���or in Canada, for that
matter. The ozone is clear, dry
and bracing all' the year round.
The summers are moderately hot
but by no means oppressive. The
winters are moderately cold, but
thoroughly enjoyable. The people
are as a rule robust and healthy.
There is comparatively little sickness and would be much less if the
population generally, and the women in particular, would pay more
attention to the machinery of their
bodies, and indulge more freely in
the glorious sunshine and invigorating atmosphere. Most people
live on a half ration of oxygen;
civilized man has enough of everything but fresh air. Some women
would rather take to the cellar than
indulge in a sun bath, for fear of
injuring their complexions. They
little realize that the germ-destroy;
ing rays of the sun, combined with
plenty of fresh air and exercise' are
the greatest expedients in the world
for the promotiou and preservation
of health and beauty. This might
fittingly be termed Sunshine valley,
for the orb of heat and light does
The coal market has been taking
on increased activity all over the
country of late, and has entirely recovered from the depression of the
past few mouths. The local mines
will doubtless be rushed with orders
before long. This is reasonably
certain in view of the fact that the
Middlesboro collieries have added
greatly to their force the past few
days, and that the Diamond Vale
is making preparations to be in a
position to ship coal this fall.
Large consumers have very little
steam coal in reserve, and there is
little, if any, domestic coal in stock
anywhere.
Bradstreet's report says business
generally is looking up, and this
fall will be far ahead of a year ago
from a commercial point of view.
The good crop being sucessfully
harvested has created a greatly increased confidence on every side.
' 'We told you so !" The clamor
of W. W. B. Mclnnes had to be
reckoned with and the Wandering
Willie has cinched the nomination
as Liberal candidate for the general
elections at the meeting held last
week in Vancouver. In the hands
of Sir Wilfy, Mclnnes would be
similar to a wad of Morocco putty
and would be warmly welcomed by
the bunch of Ottawa grafters if he
is elected and if the government is
sustained. These "ifs" have a
nasty habit of being always in the
way, and it is a pretty safe bet that
William Wallace Bruce will not
occupy a little desk of his own in
the next Dominion legislature.
However, W. W. B. is the best
man for the means that will be
used by the Graft party, and it will
be a large order ��� to overcome the
machine tactics. Grafting is known
to have been carried on. at Ottawa
the past few years to an extent that
is a shame and a disgrace to the
nation. Things have come to such
a pass that the Liberal party has no
room in its ranks for a candidate
who is known to be honest and
above-board, A scrupulous politician might well sing, with apologies to Longfellow:
Lives of grafters all remind us
Honest men don't stand a chance;
Every session sees behind us
Bigger patches on our pants.
There may be some substitute for
good nature, but so far it has not
been discovered. However, when
a man like John D. Rockefeller
comes out with a bunch of advice,
telling the people that all their
would fade like dew before the
morning sun if they would only
cultivate happiness, it looks as if
the oil king were getting "dippy"
or wishes to pose as a humorist.
Rockefeller, through his gigantic
trusts, has done more to burden
and distress the poorer classes in
the United States than any other
man in the country. The idea of
John D. in the role of a happiness
promoter looks from the road about
as ludicrous as the thought of a
backwoods bachelor in the capacity
of a wet-nurse.
UNDERTAKING
Caskets and   Coffins of all Sizes
on Hand.
N. J. Barwick,
Nicola, B. C.
W. H. GRAY
(R. M. Woodward's Sawmill.)
BUILDER and
CONTRACTOR
ROUGH & DRESSED LUMBER
SASHES       DOORS
SHINGLES MOULDINGS
LOWER NICOLA,   -   B. C.
SeedsJrees Plants
For the Farm, Garden, Lawn
or Conservatory.
Reliable varieties at seasonable prices.
No Borers. No Scale. No Fumigation
}o damage stock. No windy agents to
annoy you. Buy direct and get Trees
and Seeds that grow.
Fertilizers, Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps
Spraying mateaial, Cut Flowers, etc.
Oldest established nursery on the
mainland of British Columbia.
CATALOGUE FREE.
M. J. HENRY
3100 Westminster Road,       Vancouver, B. C.
NIOOLA
PORTABLE SAWMILL
Manufactuuek and DealiUs in
Rough and Dressed
Lumber
Is prepared to take contracts for
sawing lumber and getting out
timber.
General mill Contracts Executed
PRICKS MODERATE
Mail orders promptly attended to
J. A. MENZIES,   -    Lower Nicola.
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METROPOLITAN
MEAT MARKET
NICOLA, B. C.
The choicest of Beef,   Mutton,  etc.,
always on hand.
Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables,
T.HESLOP, ��� ���   PROP
COLUMBIAN COLLEGE
1892-1906
MEW WESTMINSTER, B. O.
Rev. W. J. Sii'wiEi.L, B. A., B.D.
Rev. J. P. Bowell, Bursar
A complete commercial and business
course. Students prepaied to gain teachers certificates of all grades. In university work �� full course for the B. A. degree of Toronto University.
Instruction given in Music, Art, Phyi-
cal Culture and Elocution.
Send for Calendar.
Hotel Merritt
RATES $2 A DAY.
MERRITT, B,G
New and Strictly First Class
Table and Bar Second to None
Special Rates to Regular Boarders.
G. E. HYGH
Proprietor
B. G. BEEF MARKET
aVEIEJUniTT,
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DEALERS IN
Prime Beef,   Mutton,   Lamb,  Veal,   Pork and Sausage
Poultry,   Hams and Bacon,   Fresh Fish
CATTLE   BOUGHT   AND    SOLD   BY   THE   CARLOAD
D. McINNBS, Prop. I. EASTWOOD, Mgr
COLDWATER HOTEL
WM. McINTVRE, Proprietor
First-class Accommodation.    Best of Cuisine.
Wines,  Liquors and Cigars.
MERRITT,  B. C.
TO SECURE THE BEST BARGAINS
IN  GROCERIES
Call at Leonards' Stores, the stock
is all new and fresh and prices right.
Choice Candies of all kinds, Fresh Nuts,
fine line of Fruits, Cigars and Tobacco.
All the Latest Edison Records foi Sale at both stores.
J. Q. LEONARD,   Merritt and Nicola
DRIARD
HOTEL
NICOLA, B. C.
S. KIRBY, - Prop.
Under new management  and   personally
, supervised.
Cuisine unexcelled.
Hot and cold baths.
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kvery accommodation for tourists and
those desiring to spend
a week-end in Nicola.
*Finest hunting and
fishing; guides, horses,
etc., always on hand. THE  NICOLA  HERALD
CHIPS FROM THE BLOCK QUILCHENA   LABOR  DAY
Hedley will hold Labor Day sports
next Monday and Tuesday.
Another cigar factory is to be established at Kamloops.    Smoke up!
Greenwood is taking on metropolitan
airs by starting up a roller rink.
The Vernon city council is taking
steps to establish a sewarage system.
There are now quite a number of
fine fruit-producing ranches along the
Kettle river.
Jack Thynne and Billy Wilson killed
a she-bear and three cubs near Princeton one day last week.
Charles Thomet, hotel owner at Midway, was killed last week during an
attack by hold-up men.
A Revelstoke Chinaman was awarded
a prize for fruit exhibited at the recent
Dominion Fair at Calgary.
The Minto cup holders of New Westminster walloped it to the Vancouvers
on Saturday by a score of 12 to 1.
An Edison parlor theatre has been
opened to relieve the monotony at Revelstoke during the winter months.
W. D. Jones, the man who had his
spinal column fractured at the Grand
Forks smelter some months ago, died
last week.
The first issue of the Ladysmith
Chronicle, published by Carley & Car-
ley, is to hand. D. M. Carley formerly
of Nelson, is the editor.
Officious C. P. R. constables at Revelstoke are accused of unjustly molesting the striking machinists, and the
men contemplate retaliation.
The government has recognized Rev-
elstoke's claim for a traffic bridge across
the Columbia river and it will be an
accomplished fact within a year.
Trouble between the owners of the
property and the bonding syndicate has
put a stop to operations on the North
Fork coal fields in the Similkameen.
The altitude and ozone at Revelstoke
seem to have a gratifying effect on
the birth rate. Seventy new pupils entered the mind-moulding factory at
that city last week.
Mabel Johnson, ,a colored woman of
easy morals, celebrated her release from
Nelson jail by getting so hilarious that
it took three policemen to land her
back in the calaboose.
A white woman was married to a
Hindoo at Vancouver recently. The
preacher who administered the ceremony is without doubt a high-minded,
self-respecting missionary.
Another Indian woman was killed at
Vernon last week by a freight train
while "under the influence." The victim this time was Mary Anne, a booze
artist and notorious character.
Spences Bridge was a pretty warm
spot during construction of the Nicola
branch but in July it was the hottest
place in Canada. The mercury rose to
108 in the shade. A little burg in Ontario took second place with 102 degrees
of the devil's delight.
A hundred Indians at Salmon Arm
are threatening to go on the warpath
fearing that they are about to have
their fishing rights taken away from
them. Superintendent Hussey, of the
provincial police, left for the scene,
the local authorities stating the situation has got beyond their control.
Chas. King who is walking from
Montreal to Vancouver in 150 days for
a wager of $1000, passed through Kamloops the other day. He left Montreal
at noon on April 27th and expects to
reach Vancouver before Sept. 25th and
win the money. King left Montreal
without a cent and is to have $150 at
the end of his trip. He must neither
beg, borrow, steal, nor play poker to
get it.
A letter received from R. T. Lowery
this week says that he is having the
time of his life. He says he has had
his hair parted in the middle ever since
he struck Petrolia. A longer acquaintance with a mother-in-law will perhaps
obviate the need of parting his hair.
Alex. McDonald of Nelson was the only
other B. C. representative at the
Petrolia Old Boys' reunion.���Greenwood Ledge.
Following is a list of the races:
lst-Quarter mile dash; 1, $50; 2, $15.
2nd���Quarter mile cowboy; 1, $15; 2,
$5.
3rd-Half mile dash; 1, $75; 2, $25.
4th���Half mile klootchman's race; 1,
$15; 2, $5.
5th���Half mile dash for Indians; 1,
$20; 2, $5.
6th ��� Quiichena Stakes ��� One mile
open; 1, $100; 2, $35.
7th���Hurdle race, two miles over six
flights of hurdles; $2.50 sweepstakes,
with $50 added,
8th���Consolation race; one mile, open
to non-winners; 1, $40; 2, $10.
Entrance fee, 10 per cent, of stakes.
All entries except 2, 4 and 5, to be made
with L. P. Guichon on or before Sept.
3rd at 12 p. m.
Dance in the evening commencing at
8 o'clock.   Tickets $1.00; ladies free.
Conditions:���Races will be under the
California Jockey Club rules; four to
enter and three to start or no race; all
weights will be catch weights over 140
pounds, except Indian events, which
will be catch weights; any horse which
has been raced on circuit during the past
two years barred.
LACOMBE MINERAL CLAIM.
Situate   in   the  Aspen   Grove   Mining
Division of Yale District. ���
Where located:    About one mile east of
Aspen Grove Post Oflice.
Take notice that I, William Murray,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B19423, intend sixty days from the date Hereof to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action
under section 37 must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate of
Improvements.
Dated this 24th day of July, 1908.     30
CATAMOUNT FRACTION MINERAL
CLAIM.
Situate in the  Nicola   Mining   Division
of Yale District.
Where located: About a mile east of
Aspen Grove Post Office.
Take notice that I, William Murray,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B19423 intend sixty days from the date hereof
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action
under section 37 must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate of
Improvements.
Dated this 24th day of July. 1908       30
TOM CAT MINERAL CLAIM.
Situate in  the  Nicola  Mining  Division
of Yale District.
Where located:    About a   mile  east  of
Aspen Grove Post Office.
Take notice that I, William Murray,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B19423, intend sixty days from the date hereof
to apply to the Mining Recorder for
a Certificate of Improvements for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of
the above claim.
And further take notice that action
under section 37 must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate of
Improvements.
Dated this 24th day of July 1908.       30
TRAPPER MINERAL CLAIM.
Situate in  the  Nicola  Mining  Division
of Yale District.
Where located:    About  a  mile    east of
Aspen Grove Post Office.
Take notice that I, William Murray,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B19423, intend sixty days from the date hereof to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvement for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claim.
And further take notice that action
under section 37 must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate of
Improvements.
Dated this 24th day of July, 1908.    30
NIGHT HAWK MINERAL CLAIM.
Situate in the  Nicola   Mining  Division
of Yale District.
Where located:   About  a  mile east of
Aspen Grove Post Office.
Take notice that I, William Murray,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B19423, intend sixty days from the pate hereof
to apply to the Mining Recorder for
a certificate of Improvements for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claim.
And further take notice that action
under section 37 must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate of
Improvements.
Dated this 24th day of July, 1908.    30.
F. G. PAIGE
General S>
Blacksmith
-AGENT FOR-
Canadian Carriage Co.'s
Buggies
Moline & Spleight Wagons
The famous John Deere
and Fleury Plows
Monitor Seeding Machinery
Frost & Wood Mowers,
Rakes, Etc.
and all classes of Farm Implements
MERRITT AND
LOWER NICOLA, B.C.
FOR SALE.
Tenders will be received by the undersigned until 31st August, 1908, for the
purchase of Lot 158, Group 1, containing 125 acres, situated about one mile
from Lower Nicola village, on the line
of the Nicola Railway.
A. Irwin or Geo. Clapperton,
Trustees, Kamloobs, B. C.
Kamloops, B. C. June 16, 1908.       24tf
C. C. MAIN    '
Painter,   Paper-Hanger and
Decorator.     *
MERRITT, - - B. C.
M. L. GRIMMETT, LL. B.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,
NOTARY   PUBLIC,    ETC.
Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal.
NICOLA,
B.   C.
WM. RILEY
General Blacksmith
Horse Shoeing a specialty.
NICOLA LAKE, B.C.
GENERAL   MERCHANTS
DRY GOODS
BOOTS AND SHOES
Stock is new and first
class goods and of best
quality. Call and look
over our line of Dry
Goods, Boots and Shoes
and yQU will be convinced that we keep the
best at reasonable price.
GROCERIES
This is one of our strong
suits. A Fresh consignment has arrived and we
can supply the best of
everything in our Grocery line.
Parties building or contemplating
such can be  supplied  with all
necessary articles of Hardware,   Material,   etc.
Leave your order and it will receive
prompt attention.
Shivel & Grote
LOWER NICOLA, B. O.
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.
���\7V.   DOBSON
PROPRIETOR
BUILDERS  NOTICE.
W. H. Gray has on sale at Merritt
alljkinds of Coast Dressed Lumber.
Prices Right. 24tf
Sank of fiontreal
Capital, all paid up $14,400,000.   Rest, $11,000,000]
Head Office:   Montreal.
SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT
Interest allowed at current rates.
DRAFTS BOUGHT AND SOLD.
FARMERS'   AND   RANCHERS'   NOTES   DISCOUNTED.
NICOLA BRANCH
A W. STRICKLAND,
Manager.
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.
MERRITT, B. C.
COUTLEE  HOTEL
COUTLEE,   B. C.
The Gateway to the Nicola Valley Coal Fields
STRICTLY   FIRST   CLASS
Dining Room Unexcelled
Bar equipped with the Finest Line of
WINES, LIQUORS & CIGARS
Drop In during the hot weather and try a "Coutlee Cooler" or a "Joker"
OUR  SPECIALTY  IS  FANCY  MIXED  DRINKS
THE COMING TOWN OF THE INTERIOR
SITUATED IN CENTRE OF THE NICOLA COAL FIELDS
The Heart of a Rich Valley
Direct Railway Connection
LOTS NOW ON THE MARKET
Intending purchasers will be shown lots on application
to Wm. Voght.   For prices and terms apply
H. 8. CLEASBY, - COUTLEE, B. C.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply
to the chief commissioner of lands and
works for permission to purchase the
following' described land, situated in Otter Valley, Yale District: Commencing
at a post marked P. R., S. E., planted
10 chains more or less west of north east
corner of Lot 225, thence north 30 chains
more or less to boundary line of H. Ev
Hall's pre-emption, thence west 10 chains
more or less, thence south 30 chains,
thence east to point of commencement,
containing 30 acres more or less.
Perley Russell.
G. P. Mvren, Agent.
Otter Valley, June 23rd, 1908. 28
.a_ o. s1.
COURT NICOLA, No. 8911, A. O. F., meets
second and 4th Thursday in each month
at 8 p. m., in Pooley's Hall. Visiting brethren
oordially invited.
Meetings will be hold in Hyland Hall, Merritt,
on first and third Thursdays.
T. Hksloi', O. R.
H. H. Matthews, Sec.
NOTICE
Sixty days after date I intend to apply
to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works to purchase 480 acres mountain
pasture land.
Beginning at the S. W. corner of my
pre-emption on the Pot Hole Creek in
the Nicola district, running- 80 chains
west, 40 chains hovth, 40 chains east, 40
chains north, 40 chains east then 80
chains south to place of beginning, making 4S0 acres more or less..
Located this the 5th day of July, 190S.
F. W. GILCHRIST,.
29 Aspen Grove, 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. THE  NICOLA  HERALD
LOCAL NOTES
Chas.'Schultzof Hedley was a Merritt visitor .Friday.
Mrs. D.   Mclnnes  is now recovered
from her recent illness.
The tunnel at the  McGillivray iron
property is now in over 300 feet.
Miss Hunter, of Nicola, is the guest
of Miss Tree at 23, Kenley Ave. ���Princeton Star.
H. T. Clough and F. H. Mitchell of
Seattle inhaled the health-giving ozone
at Merritt last week.
Llewellyn G. Thomas of Banff, Alta.,
arrived in the coal metropolis Friday,
and will reside here.
S. Kirby, proprietor of the Driard
hotel, Nicola, circulated among friends
in the camp yesterday.
Mrs. A. W. Strickland and children of
Nicola are visiting with her sister, Mrs.
Warren, in Greenwood.
J. B. Haddad, the Nicola diamond
king, and Mrs. Haddad were visiting
Merritt friends on Sunday.
A brick-making machine billed to J.
Oswald Coulthard at Princeton was
transferred at Nicola Tuesday.
St. Ann's Convent, a boarding school
for girls opened on September 1st at
Kamloops.   See ad. in this issue.
IF YOU WANT THE BEST
��� ��� ���
COME  TO  OUR   STORE
Our stock of Boots and Shoes is up-to-date and
of the finest quality.    We have them for
Men, Women, Children and Infants
THE GOODS ARE THE BEST
THE   PRICES   ARE   RIGHT
Call and you will go away satisfied
DIAMOND VALE SUPPLY CO
OOUTLEE, B. 0.
BUSINESS LOCALS.
House to Rent���In vicinity of Merritt.   Apply H. S. Cleasby, Coutlee.
Wanted.���Light Double Buggy, also
set of Double Harness. Apply to C. S.
Robinson, Canford, B. C.     ' 30
Mrs. John Cowley returned on Saturday from a two weeks' visit with
Mrs. D. Mclnnes at Midday valley.
D. McColl, ex-biscuit-shooter at the
Driard hotel, Nicola, has gone to Ashcroft to assist in Burnet's restaurant.
G. N. Jernberg, representing a Vancouver gasoline engine firm, enjoyed
Nicola valley sunshine Tuesday and
Wednesday.
Minetta, the little daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. V. V. Crockett, was seriously
ill for a few days last week, but is now
getting along nicely.
The road winding over the hills to
Midday valley and Siwash meadows has
been greatly improved by the government road gang.
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Shilvock have
given up the management of the Diamond Vale boarding house, and left on
Tuesday's train for the coast.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hygh, of Nanaimo, accompanied by their son Warren,
are visiting their son, G. E. Hygh,
and wife, at the Hotel Merritt.
For Sale.���A half acre lot in the
town of Merritt, well situated. Will be
sold cheap for cash. Apply Hereld
office. ' 33
Lost,���Between Cour.lee and Merritt, a gold watch with fob attahed.
Finder please return to Herald office
and receive liberal reward. 33
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.
A. W. ROLSTON, -  PROP
The People's
:5tore:=
GROCERIES
DRY GOODS
BOOTS k SHOES
HARDWARE     DRUGS
ETC., ETC.
"Five Roses'" Flour
always on hand
FRESH BUTTER, Made in Nicola
J A. R. CARRINGTOtf,   PROPRIETOR
IT PAYS  TO   DEAL  WITH  US
Nicola   =    -   Middlesboro
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Notice.���Rosedale House and furnishings and store and stock for sale;
good bargain. Apply to R. M. Woodward, Lower Nicola. 34tf
For Sale. ��� Excellent milch cow
and calf, docile and splendid milker,
rising 4 years; also 2 heifers, dairy stock.
Apply Postoffice, Canford. 3t 34
Jimmie Smith is back at the old stand
���Lower Nicola blacksmith shop���and
is prepared to do all kinds of horseshoeing, wagon and machinery repairing,
general blacksmithing and wheelwright-
ing. Will be pleased to serve all old
customers and the public promptly.
Satisfaction guaranteed. 34tf
M. L. Grimmett, of Nicola, left on
Tuesday for Salmon Arm on legal business. He was accompanied by Mrs.
Grimmett, and drove as far as Kamloops.   He will return on Saturday.
J. B. Greaves, hon. president of the
Nicola Athletic association, has donated
a riding bridle for the lady winning the
paper chase to be held on Saturday
afternoon, Sept. 26th. The president of
the association, A. W. Strickland, will
donate a similar prize for the gentleman
winning the chase.
The duck shooting season opened
Tuesday and early in the day the crack
of the gun could be heard on the hillsides. As a result several good bags of
ducks are reported. The close season
for willow grouse having been extended
in Yale-Cariboo and Lillooet until October 1st, it will be well for hunters to
keep tab on the fact and save a fine
which would amount to more than the
worth of the birds.
WARNING!
NOTICE is hereby given that it is illegal to shoot, hunt or have in
possession Willow Grouse in the
counties of Yale, Cariboo and Kootenay
between the 31st day of August, 1908,
and the 30th day of September, 1908,
inclusive. Grouse of all kinds in the
counties of Vancouver and Westminster
between the 31st day of August, 1008,
and the 30th day of September, 1908,
inclusive.
A close season has also been declared
for Prairie Chicken throughout the
Province of British Columbia until the
31st day of August, 1909, inclusive.
A. Bryan Williams, J. P.,
33   Provincial Game & Forest Warden.
DO YOU WANT A SNAP?
IF SO MEET ME AT G. B. ARMSTRONG'S STORE
Sensational Prices.   ::   Cutting in Special
Lines of Ladies' and Gentlemen's Clothing
MORRISON & CO.
Contractors, Builders
Estimates G-iven Free
MERRITT
B.  O.
A First-Class Up-to-Date
Stock of Harness and
Supplies, Saddlery, Valises, Trunks, Robes, Etc.
Have your  Harness and Saddles
Repaired for the Spring  Work.
Barwick's
Harness and Saddlery
NICOLA
Gents' Clothing
We are offering 20 per cent off
on our big stock for the next two
weeks, the sale ending Monday
night, Aug. 31st, The stock is
most complete, over 150 Suits to
choose from and all of the famous
"SOVEREIGN BRAND."
Ladies' Clothing
We are also offering Ladies'
White Lawn Blouses and Cloth
Skirts at 20 per cent off.
Groceries
Here you will find on display
the finest and largest assortment
of good things to eat that can be
found in any one store in the Nicola Valley. We sell only to please.
We sell the best goods for least
money and make prompt deliveries
of all orders
HURRAH FOR THE GOOD TIMES !
Wall Paper   -   Paints
Good times and returning prosperity ! You can see it in the exquisite stock of Wall Papers and
Paints of the best qualities that we
are selling at such low prices. We
have a new stock that has never,
been excelled for variety and design in rich and handsome coloring.
State your WANTS and WE WILL SUPPLY
You will be DELIGHTED with the results
WE REACH ALL CLASSES
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G. B. ARMSTRONG
MEIffiITT,   :-:   B.C.
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