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HE NICOLA
Hit LggljlativB Assembly
Vol. 5, No. 11.
MERRITT, B. C, FRIDAY. MARCH 26, 1909.
$2 a Year.
MEN   GET CHECKS
BUT MANAGER DBOLARE3 MINE IB
CLOSED INDEFINITELY
Men Get Their Pay Thursday ��� Want
Satisfactory Explanation for the
Closing of 'Mine-Diamond
Drill Suspended
Local business men were busy cashing
Blips of blue Thursday, when the miners
of Diamond Vale collieries received
their pay in full by Bank of Montreal
checks.
Last Monday morning the men demanded their wages for the outstanding
two months, and as it was not forthcoming they walked out. Operations at
the mine were, of course, closed down
and work on the diamond drill was also
suspended. On Wednesday Manager
Browitt told the men to come to the
company's office the following morning
and receive their checks. Heedless to
say the men were not slow in doing as
requested.
It was expected that as soon as the
pay was made the mine would continue
on as before. Manager Browitt, however, informed Frank Steel, president
of the union, that he had received orders by  telegraph  to  keep the mine
closed.
Many of the men are of the opinion
that this is only a bluff and that the
true object of having the mine closed
down is in order that discrimination may
be practiced. There are a number of
married men at the Vale upon whom a
hardship would be worked if the mine
was kept closed and they were discrim-
ated against at other mines.
The union is determined that they
shall not allow operations on the diamond drill to be proceeded with until they
are assurred that the reasons for the
closing down of the mine are geniune
and satisfactory.
Further developments are expected
shortly and st is to be hoped that these
will be of a mutually beneficial nature.
Those Cattle Guards
A hprse belonging to a Siwash was
killed Wednesday, being struck ty a
C.P.R. engine just after it had Crossed
a tattle guard.
Complaints have repeatedly oeen made
as to ineffectiveness of these most inferior guards, and it should be up to the
railway commission to see that some
decent sort of protection is afforded for
horses and cattle.
Of course the C. P. R. don't care a
continental, and the Farmers' Institute
should register an extra strenuous kick
as to the injustice being done the valley.
LOCAL NEWS
A. Jackson circulated among old tilli-
cums at Nicola Thursday.
Mrs. Mickle and Mrs. Pooley visited
Willowdale last week eno.
The ladies of St. Michael's Guild are
requested to meet at the residence of
Mrs. Sidney Howes next Wednesday
afternoon.
Frank Steel has been doing good
work with scraper and harrows on the
football and baseball grounds. Frank
has not forgotten his farming days.
AN A-Y-P EXHIBIT
The ladies of St. Micha< "s Guild will
hold their annual bazaar on Easter
Monday, April 12th, at 2.30 p.m. in
Menzies' hall. In the evening a dance
will be given.
Talk About Weather!
Some sections of the interior boast of
their banana belts when they couldn't
grow k .abapple. We believe the term
"banana belt" was first applied to
East Kootenay by "Old Man" Simpson
of the Cranbrook Herald. East Kootenay is a nice section of the country and
so is the Okanagan, but when it comes
to a case of weather void of reproach
and genuinely health-giving climate, the
Nicola valley has them all looking like
a duece in the hole to aces in sight.
The past ten,days were all same Indian
summer. At the baseball game on Sunday many of the ladies brought along
their fans, and on Tuesday the office
devil reported that he was challenged
for a 200-yard sprint by an old gent of
60, who came here last fall with the!
rheumatics.   Talk about weather!
J . Bean, the hide and fur buyer, who
has been on the road for several woeks,
returned Wednesday and reports business fine. While away he visited several of the coast cities.
A meeting of the Merritt Volunteer
Fire brigade will be held in Hyland ball
on Monday evening, April 5th at 7.30.
Important business is to be transacted
and every member of the brifadj should
feel it his duty to turn out.
D. G. Sutherland, government bridge
superintendent, arrived in to'im , i
Monday with his crew, and is engaged
in extensive improvements on the Cold-
water river at the Chapmai. bridge.
Mr. Sutherland was accompprtied by his
wife.
H. Priest moves this week to his new
shack on his property over tne Voght
railway crossing. In a few wee!-s Mr.
Priest, who is impressed with the prospects of the valley, will start the erection of a neat, roomy cottage.
Clean Upt
The citizens of Merritt are right up
with the season in cleaning up the unsightly and unhealthy garbage of the
winter's accumulation. A good many
of them have been hard at work in this
line all week, and the appearance of
their properties have been greatly enhanced. It is to be hoped that all will
get in and drill on this good work and
make the town look more dignified and
respectable. Cleanliness is next to
godliness.   Clean up!
Boost for the Victoria day celebration. Two days of it ��� Monday and
Tuesday, May 24th and 25th.
Mrs. McDonald, sister of Mn. Geo.
Murray, Nicola, arrived from Nova Scotia on Monday's train, and is visiting
for a few days. She intends making
her home with her daughter in Nanaimo, Miss Blanche McDonald.
Fire broke out in Mr*Thon:��s' 'sundry at Middlesboro on Sunday n> nr.ing,
but was extinguished before air ��� uannge
to speak of was done. Although their
services were not necessary, the fire
brigade of the collieries turned out in
double-quick time.
A game of football was played Monday between teams from Diamond Vale
and the Grand hotel, resulting i.i a victory for the former eleven by 2-0. i his
was the first game of the season nd
the initial try-out augurs well for a
most successful season. Grounds are
being put in shape and the two halls
recently ordered have arrived to ��the
delight of the kickers.
SHOULD BE SENT PROM THE RICH
NIOOLA DISTRICT
Frank Bailey Wants to Enow if Nicola
Valley Is to Be Represented at
Alarka-Yukon-Pacific Pair
This Summer
Merritt, B. 0., March 24, 1909.
Editor Nicola Herald, Merritt:
Dear Sir, ���If you take up any newspaper these days, especially those published in mining ciimps, one cannot fail
to notice the great interest taken in exhibiting the resources both arable and
mineral of the different districts throughout Canada, and Yale District of B.C. in
particular.
The Boundary has raised large sums by
public subscription and has a capable staff
employed collecting and packing mineral
specimens for this exposition.
The Okanagan and Similkameen districts beat the Boundary and out-class
the older districts in both arable and min-
-al resources. First prizes have already
been awarded Siuiilkameen fruits and
minerals wherever they have been displayed.
The Nicola valley is known and talked
about by mining engineers of repute to
conta: i both mineral and arable land in
commercial quality and quantity, besides
large semi-bituminous coal areas. These
undeveloped natural resources certainly
ought to be represented at Seattle.
The eyes >t the financial world will be
turned on the Pacific coast this summer,
and the panorama of these natural resources will be represented by the exhibits of minerals, timbers, fruits, etc.
from the different districts, and there is
no reason why Nicola valley should not
take a great many first prizes, besides attracting the eyes of capital by a good
mineral and arable exhibit. Everyone
intcrt sted in the future welfare and progress of th valley should co-operate in
the work of getting together a good collection of ores and minerals from the adjacent mining camps.
Some splendid specimens of copper
ores could be obtained from Aspen Grove
copf ei camp to the south and Ten-mile
creek to the north, which wc Jd certainly attract considerable attention from
mining circles. The Ten-mile copper
camp consists of approximately 35 claims.
The two most important groups are the
Aberdeen and I.X.I*. Ore exposed on
the Aberdeen occurs in a fissure vein in
old granites, pay . frtak being about four
feet wide, from whiob a two-ton sample
sent to Tacoma smtltej i>> 1903 gave 59
p.c. copper as highest and 9 p c. lowest,
with 30 ozs. silver to ton. IVoycarsago
20 tons shipped gave average of 11.8 p.c.
copper. I.X.L. group is about one mile
north of Aberdeen, the mineralized zone
being exposed to the surface for over 100
feet by open cuts und test pits. A shaft
to the 100-ft. jevel encountered high-
jrrnde bornite. ��i cross-cut tunnel also
showed bornite. Tnese and other properties have th( eai-marks of producers.
A exhibit at this World's Fair would be
a profitable advertisement loi the valley
and all interested. Wt snuld all meet
together at once to appi (fat a suitable
committee to obtain public subscriptions
in order to collect ores, minerals, etc.,
to send to Seattle. I would suggest next
Monday night, and my office is at disposal. I shall be pleased to recive and
tabulate any mineral specimens, which
should be about one cubic foot in size or
larger. If we are not to be left out in
cold we must act at once.
Yours faithfully,
FRANK BAII.EY.
Athletic Club Meets
On Tuesday evening a meeting of the
Merritt Athletic club was held in the
Herald, hall, the president, G. B. Armstrong, in the chair. The attendance
was excellent.
The principal business of the evening
was to receive the constitution and bylaws drawn up by a committee consisting of Messrs. Steel, Priest and Thomas.
These were gone over carefully clause
by clause and finally accepted. The
committee was tendered a hearty vote
of thanks.
The president reported 62 members
now on the roll, with many more to
come. The club is in a most healthy
condition and the success of the Victoria
day celebration is assured.
The colors of the club were changed
from black and white to black, white
and red.
Next Tuesday evening another important meeting will be held at which a
full attendance is requested.
FIRST BALL GAME
OP THB SEASON PLAYED SUNDAY
AFTERNOON
Church Services.
Anglican Church:
Vicar Jas. Thompson will hold services next Sunday as follows:
March 28th���Nicola, 11 a.m.
Methodist Church;
Rev. O. M. Sanford will conduct services next Sunday as follows :
Nicola, 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Lower Nicola, 3 and 7.30 p.m.
Presbyterian Church:
Rev. D. K. Allan will preach Sunday
next as follows:
Lower Nicola, 11 a.m.
Merritt, 3 p. m.
Middlesboro, 7 p. m.
Farmers' Institute
C. M. McCrae, Farmers' Institute
lecturer, arrived in the valley Wednesday. He spoke at Nicola the same
evening and at Lower Nicola the evening following, and delivered very interesting and instructive addresses. Press
of time prevented Mr. McCrae from
lecturing at Merritt this trip.
Concert for Shulus Mission
The second concert and dance in aid
of the Indian Mission at Shulus will
take place on Friday, April 16th, in
Menzies' hall. A good program of vocal
and instrumental music is in store.
Refreshments will be served and a very
enjoyable time is expected, as on the
former occasion. Dr. Tutill has again
kindly consented to act as secretary for
the occasion, and Mrs. Tutill is arranging the program. Mrs. Hyland has consented to. take charge of the refreshments, which means that this important
part of the program will be well attended to.
The new baseball equipment arrived
Wednesday, and is perfectly satisfactory in every way���all league goods.
Merritt's first christening was celebrated last Sunday, the principal being
the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.
S. Howes, who will bear the pretty
name of Alice Constance. Vicar J.
Thompson, of St. John the Baptist
church, Nicola, performed the ceremony.
Victoria Day
Celebration at Merritt
Two days of good, clean sport
Everybody and his girl will be here
Probably First Game Held in British
Columbia This Season ��� A Large
Number of Fans and Lots
of Amusement
Probably the first ball game to be
held in the province this season was
played on the new grounds on the Conklin estate last Sunday afternoon. Vancouver's first practice game was on
Monday and we have seen no account
in our exchanges of any other games.
This speaks well for the "valley of sunshine." ,,. i ������,    . '
The day was ideal, with a bright*
warm sun and scarcely a breeze. Many
people were attired in summer apparel
and by 2.30 a large crowd was gathered.
Sides ,were, qhosen up, and soon the
Mclntyre team and the Bennett team
were slugging and sliding on the newly
staked off diamond.
i The game could not be said'to possess
any league qualifications, as it was only
a practice match, and, of course, the
first of the season. However, the spectators were furnished good amusement'
particularly when a green hand would
attempt to play a star stunt.
Richardson, Brennan, Wilson and Thom
were the only ones who had played of
recent years. "Hich" put sj.'oe surprisingly good ones over the platter and
Brennan sure made ��.,ood at backstop,
with neither mask nor chest protector.
When his side slid to the cellar position,
Armstrong took off L.s coat and went
after it in earnest."
Several tally stic!:s were whittled up
and as no accountant was at hand,  to"
work it out by square root,  the game ���
was conceded to the Bennett faction by'.'
a score of 3-2.
Withall, the five innings on Sunday
showed that there are the brightest of
prospects for bringing out a winning
nine this season. '-������
Another practice game will be held
on Sunday afternoon, as the baseball
outfit arrived Wednesday, and a much
better exhibition is sure to result.
A carload of fine dairy cows was unloaded at Coutlee on Wednesday for
Charles and John Collett, who are going
into the dairying business quite extensively.
Mrs. Bills gave a farewell dance in
Menzies' hall on Wednesday evening in
honor of her sister, Mrs. Armstrong, of
Vancouver. Quite a number of invited
guests greatly enjoyed the festivities of
the evening. Mrs. Armstrong departed
for her home Thursday afternoon.
The Nicola Valley Meat Market building will be moved next week to the lot
nearly opposite the Coldwater hotel,
where a substantial concrete foundation
has been put in place. This will be the
first building of any size to be moved in
Merritt. The contract will be let on
Saturday.
Look over your stock of stationery,
then place your order with the Herald.
Quite a number of Siwashes Were in
town this week inspecting the progress
being made on the new Skdokum-house.
They seemed thoroughly, satisfied with
the architecture butthought a few more
rooms with the pretty iron doors might
have been in order, as it; will take so
long for them' all to be accommodated.
Boost for Victoria day.
Football practice game on Sunday. THE  NICOLA  HERALD
THE NICOLA HERALD
L. G. LOBSINGBR, Publisher.
Published Every Friday
Subscription, in Advance, $2 a Year
Merritt, B. C, March 26, 1909.
EDITORIAL NOTES.
In every new camp situated such
as Merritt, and particularly at this
time of the year,  there is grave
danger of a typhoid epidemic breaking out.    Every precaution should
be taken to avoid such an  occurrence.    Closets are the great menace.     Where   holes   are dug for
closets,   the   typhoid   germ   will
percolate,  through conditions ge-
otic, for a distance of fifty yards or
even   more.     The germ  will, of
course, seek a repository in water
wells, etc.    These known scientific
facts give the matter a serious aspect, situated such as we are on a
flat, and with so many closets where
wells are in close proximity. Where
holes are used it would be highly
advisable to have them filled  up
and removable boxes substituted.
Chloride of lime is an efficient germ
destroyer and should be freely used
in all closets.    All water for drinking purposes should be boiled.   We
trust our citizens will take a broad-
minded   view   of   this   matter of
health-preservation. When we look
at the experiences of Greenwood,
Fernie,   Keremeos and  numerous
other towns of the interior,we surely cannot go on as complacently as
we have been doing.   The expense
incidental to effecting these precautions is nothing compared to
the chances wc are taking.    It is
wise, you know, to lock the stable
before the cavuse has vamoosed.
the whole bunch will be here to get
as big a slice of the good time as
they can grab. The sports of all
kinds will be well taken care of
and there will be more than "five
loaves and two fishes" in the
lunch   bucket.
A man who seeks to malign the
character of any respectable young
lady is a coyote, and a bounty
should be placed on his pelt. It
is regrettable that an instance of
this kind has occurred in the vicinity of Merritt.
It will be news to the general
public to learn that Bill Miner has
not been seen in any of the
camps of the interior during the
past week.
It is reported that the price of
coal oil will not go up until John
D. Rockefeller makes another big
"charitable" donation.
Merritt's Victoria day celebration should be a genuine "Booster-
fest."      	
Who said this wasn't the Valley
of Sunshine ?
Victoria Day
Celebration at Merritt
Two days of good, clean sport
Everybody and his girl will be here
The Nicola Herald, Two Dollars.
Look over your stock of stationery,
then place your order with the Herald.
We note that many of the rising
young towns of the interior are
profiting by the experience of their
neighbors and are rapidly forming
boards of trades. A couple of
weeks ago the Herald advocated
the forming of such an institution
in Merritt. Nothing has been done
so far however. The boards of
trade of Vernon, Kamloops and
Revelstoke were instrumental in
bringing many industries to those
towns and greatly advancing their
internal interests. Towns like
Salmon Arm, Kelowna, Princeton,
Summerland, etc., are now all in
line and already are seeing the results of energetic action for the betterment of local conditions. In
Merritt a board of trade would
practically take the place of a town
council. Now is the time to get
the matter going. It is up to every
business man and property owner
to boost for a board of trade.
Department of Mines.
COAL MINES REGULATION ACT.
Notice of Examinations.
NOTICE is hereby given that Examinations will be held for 1st, 2nd
and 3rd Class Certificates of Competency, under the provisions of the
"Coal Mines Regulation Act," at Nanaimo, Fernie, Cumberland and Coutlee,
on the 6th, 7th and 8th days of April,
1909, commencing at nine o'clock in the
forenoon.
The subjects will be as follows:���
First Class
Candidates.
Second Class
Candidates.
A timely letter, advocating that a
collection from the natural resources of Nicola valley be exhibited at
the A.-Y-P. exposited in Seattle
this summer,, appears on the front
page of this issue, Frank Bat ley,
the writer, is one of the best boosters in the camp, and we trust that
his suggestions will arouse enthusiasm in all who have the interests
of the valley at heart. We are sure
that co-operation would be entend-
ed from all parts of the valley, and
would like to see the citizens of
Merritt take the initiative at once.
Mining Act and
apecial Rules.
Mine Gaa��s.
Ventilation.
General Work.
MineMachinery
Purveying.
Mining Act
and Special
Rules.
Mine Gases.
Ventilation.
General Work.
Third Class
Candidates.
$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.,
OOUTLEE,  B.C.
GRAND PACIFIC HOTEL
KAMLOOPS
The nearest hotel to the railway station
The only convenient hotel for travelers.
Good rooms,   good table,   good liquors.
Two large sample rooms.    Good stabling
in connection.
X\7\   DOBSON
PROPRIETOR
Grand Central Hotel
Ashcroft, B.C.
Everything up to date.   Best cuisine in
town.   Bar supplied with the beBt wines,
liquors and cigars.   When in Ashcroft
stop at the Grand Central.
GEO. WARD,
PROP
TtOL-
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METROPOLITAN
MEAT MARKET
* NICOLA, B. O.
The choicest of Beef,  Mutton,  etc.,
always on hand.
Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables,
T. HESLOP,
PROP
Mining Act
and Special
Utiles.
Mine Gases
and General
Work.
Interest in Merritt's two-day
celebration this year is gaining
apace throughout the valley,  and
Application must be made to the undersigned not later than Saturday,
March 27th, 1909, accompanied by the
statutory fee, as follows:���
By an applicant for First Class
Examination $10 00
By an applicant for Second Class
Examination  10 00
By an applicant for Third Class
Examination    5 00
The applications must be accompanied
by testimonials and evidence stating,
that:-
(a.) If a candidate for First Class,
that he is a British subject and has had
at least five years' experience in or
about the practical working of a coal
mine, and is at least twenty-five years
of age:
(b.) If a candidate for Second Class,
that he has had at least five years'
experience in or about the practical
working of a coal mine:
(C.) If a candidate for Third Class,
that he has had at least three years'
experience in or about the practical
working of a coal mine:
(d.) A candidate for a certificate of
Competency as Manager, Overman,
Shiftboss, Fireboss or Shotlighter, shall
produce a certificate from a duly qualified medical practitioner showing that
he has taken a course in ambulance
work fitting him, the said candidate, to
give first aid to persons injured in coal
mining operations.
Dated at Nanaimo, B. C, December
18th, 1908.
By order of the Board.
FRANCIS H. SHEPHERD,
Secretary.
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COUTLEE HOTEL
COUTLEE, B. C.
The Gateway to the Nicola Valley Coal Fields
STRICTLY   FIRST   GLASS
Dining Room Unexcelled
TRY OUR DINING ROOM and SATISFY YOURSELF
The Bar Is Stocked with the  Highest Grade Goods and we Make a
Specialty of Fancy Mixed Drinks.
COLDWATER HOTEL
WM. McINTYRE', Proprietor
First-class Accommodation.    Best of Cuisine.
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
MERRITT, B. O.
NICOLA VALLEY MEAT MARKET
MERRITT,   33--O,
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
MERRITT
FOR ,L0TS AND ACREAGE IN THIS, THE
COMING TOWN OF THE INTERIOR SEE
H. S. Cleasby, s 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.
Ouisine unexcelled.
Hot and cold baths.
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
A Line-up on What Is Doing In Near-by
Districts and Throughout British
Columbia Generally
Moyie expects a building boom.
Vancouver's debt is $10,524,504.04.
The new bridge at Vancouver is to
cost 5750,000.
Armstrong is the latest town to have
a curfew by-law.
Penticton and Kelowna have organized football clubs.
Summerland has a Boy's Brigade
doing a worthy work.
The old Cariboo road will be lively
with travel this summer.
The Princeton Board of Trade want
to abolish the duty on coal.
It is proposed to amend the mine
signal code in this province.
Nelson will next week be in the midst
of an evangelistic campaign.
The post offices at East Robson and
Lancaster will open up on April 1st.
The Central Fruit & Produce Exchange
in the Okanagan has gone into liquidation.
It is rumored that a wood alcohol
distillery may be opened at Revelstoke.
Victoria is to have an evening Conservative paper, edited by W. Blake-
more.
Coal harbor, Vancouver, will be the
site of great grain eleyators in the near
future.
Revelstoke is following the lead of
Kamloops and is staging a big real estate boom.
E. Harrington has taken an option on
the convent block at Kamloops at a
price of $14,000.
Creston will haye a brickmaking
plant this summer���but not for the benefit of the local editor.
Vernon Fall Fair will be held September 16th, 17th and 18th. Revelstoke on
the 13th and 14th.
The champion Beavers of Vancouver
opened the spring training on Monday
with a bunch of 22 artists.
The Brooklyn Hotel in Phoenix has
just had $1200 worth of carpets laid.
And the lid is on in that city, too.
McClug & Goodeve, of Greenwood,
are offering a prize of $25 for the best
essay upon the resources of the district.
A good strike has been made on the
Bruce near Midway, the ore being encountered in the tunnel now being driven.
Cranbrook is going to tax its dogs.
Hope they get a special tag for the
sneak who robbed the one-armed
"brakey."
The Mail-Herald of Revelstoke complains of Chinese worming their way
into the central business portion of the
town.
The Kamloops Standard says there
has been a wholesale slaughter of deer
in the Notch Hill district. Police are
investigating.
It is now believed that trains will be
running into Hedley over the V. V. & E.
in 1944, and to ^he coast in 1967. ���
Greenwood Ledge.
Mayor Douglas of Vancouver, did a
manly act in Ottawa this week, when
he married Mrs. Elizabeth Manley after
a courtship of only two weeks.
Hardy & Co. 'a general store at Midway was destroyed by fire last Thursday, together with all contents. The
origin of the fire is a mystery. Loss,
$11,000; insurance, $8000.
A benefit ball was given at Cranbrook
recently to aid a crippled brakeman.
Next morning the beneficiary awoke to
find that he had been "touched" for
the cash and a gold watch. He doubtless appreciates the joke.
Fort Langley, where the licensed bar
has been a feature of the town since the
fur-trading days of the Hudson's Bay
company, has decided in favor of temperance, and the town will become dry
after July 1st next.
Pat Welch  was in  Vancouver the
other day. The clerk handed him a
lettor containing cheques amounting to
$250,000. He shoved them into his vest
pocket and treated the crowd to the
cigars. Pat would be a long time in
Ireland before he would get a letter as
fat as that. ���Ledge.
A Seattle Y.W.C.A. young lady, Miss
Walker, has been made a salaried member of the police force of the Sound
city. She will require a private patrol
wagon to accommodate all the young
chaps who will now seek arrest.
Robert Stevenson, of the Similkameen district, the last surviving member of the famous Collins expedition
which blazed the trail over the Cascade
mountains to the gold camps on the
Similkameen river, is a guest at the
Butler, having delayed in Seattle to
renew acquaintance among the mining
fraternity and especially among those
identified with the early history of the
northwest, says the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
TENDERS
Will be received up to noon on the 27th
inst for removal of buildings.
Particulars on application at Nicola
Valley Meat Market. Lowest or any
tender not necessarily accepted.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
In the Estate of Jesse Ooutlie,
deceased.        :���
Notice is hereby given that all persons
having any claims against the late
Jesse Coutlie, who died on the 14th day
of January, 1909, at Merritt, B. C,
are required to send by post prepaid or
deliver to the undersigned solicitor herein for I. Eastwood and A. Fyall, executors of the will of the deceased, their
names and addresses and full particulars
in writing of theirclaims, and the nature
of the securities, if any, held by them.
And take notice that after the 1st
May, 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.
Dated 22nd March, 1909.
M. L. Grimmett.
Nicola, B. C, Solicitor for the executors.
NOTICE.
To Whom It May Concern:
This first day of March, 1909, the firm
of Shivel & Grote, general merchants of
Lower Nicola, B.C., have dissolved by
mutual consent and have been absorbed
hy S J. Salomon & Co., of Coutlee, B.C.
(General Merchants).
All acoounts owing the firm of Shivel &
Grote are now due and payable at S. J.
Solomon & Co.'s store at Coutlee, B.C.
Signed, A. W. Grote.
J. E. Shivei.
NOTICE
Ii hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend lo apply to the superinten
dent of provincial police, Victoria, B.C.,
for a retail liquor license for the Com-
mercial hotel at Nicola, B.C.
Charles A. Leonard.
Nicola, B.C., Maroh 5th, 1909.
NOTIOE
Is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned
doing business at Coutlee, British Columbia, under the firm name of the Diamond
Vale Supply Company has this day been
dissolved hy mutual consent. The un.
designed T. J. Smith will pay all debts
owing hy the said partnership and all accounts owing to the same must be paid to
him.
Dated this first day of February, 1909.
Witn i ss :
M. L. Grimmett. Josbph Collett.
T .). Smith.
LAND ACT
Kamloops Division���Yale Land District,
District of Nicola.
Take notice that Dell King of Nicola,
occupation rancher, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described Lands: Commencing at a
post planted at S.E. corner of Lot 704,
thence south 20 chains, west 80 chains,
north 20 chains, east 80 chains to point
of commencement. DELL KING
28th December, 1908 9
GRAND HOTEL
(Cor. Nicola Ave. & Garcia St.)
NOW OPEN
FOR BOARDERS
First Class Accommodation.
Newly Furnished.
MRS. C. HOGGAN,
Proprietress.
W. H. GRAY
(R. M. Woodward's Sawmill.)
BUILDER and
CONTRACTOR
ROUGH & DRESSED LUMBER
SASHES      DOORS
SHINGLES MOULDINGS
LOWER NICOLA,   -   B. C.
SUBSCRIBE FOR
TheNICOLA HERALD
$2 PER YEAR
HENRY'S NURSERIES
FOR THE SPRING TRADE:
Tested Stock���Seeds for Farm, Garden
or Conservatory���from the best growers
in England, Frauce, Holland, United
States and Canada.
HOME GROWN
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits
Fertilizers, Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps
Spraying Materials,  Wire  fencing and
gates, Cut Flowers.
140 Page Catalogue Free
OFFICE, GREENHOUSES &SEEDHOUSE
3010 WESTMINSTER ROAD,
VANCOUVER, - B.C.
Branch Nursery,     -     -    S. Vancouver
WM. COOPER
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
OOF<*
Plastering, Brick, Stone,
Cement Floors, Sidewalks, Foundations, etc.
Work promptly and neatly executed.
MERRITT,
B,C.
Job Printing
That Talks
CALL   ON
.. The..
NICOLA
HERALD
PRICES RIGHT
WORK PROMPTLY  DONE
Merritt General
:5tore:=
JUST ARRIVED
The Latest Styles of
MEN'S
B0Y5'
SUITS
ALL OUR STOCK IS PERFECTLY NBW.
GIVE US A CALL AND BE CONVINCED.
J. A. MENZIES, Prop.
Merritt, B.C.
J
Bank of flontreal
Capital,  $14,400,000.   Rest, $12,000,000 Head O.Tice:   Montreal.
Sir Edward Clouston, Bart.   Vice-President & General Manager.
Savings Bank Department.   Sfeww&SS
BANK MONEY ORDERS ISSUED AT THE FOLLOWING RATES:
$5.00 and under 3c.
Over $5 and not exceeding $10 5c.
Over $10 and not exceeding $30. .10c.
"   $30   "   " ���'      $50..15c.
These ORDERS are PAYABLE AT PAR at any, office In C��'. <U of a chartered
Bank (Yukon excepted).
They form an excellent method of remitting small sums of money with safety and at
small cost.
NICOLA BRANCH
A W. STRICKLAND,
Manager.
N. PETERSON
OENERAL BLACKSMITH
Here's where you get First-Class work done at
Moderate Prices.
HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY.
AH kinds of Carriage work and Wheel-Wrighting promptly executed.
MEEEITT,   B. O.
Victor Safes,
BEST ON j�� *
THE MARKET
Guaranteed Absolutely Fire-Proof.
If you are in need of the best, write to E. G. PARNELL,
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. THE   NICOLA    HERALD
BORN.
MacPhail.���At Nicola, B.C., on Tues
day,   March 23rd, 1909, to Mr.
Mrs. Donald MacPhail, a son.
and
LOCAL NOTES
Clean up!
Boost for Victoria day.
Don't forget the baseball practice on
Sunday afternoon.
The lumber industry at Bunyan City
is reported booming.
M. L. Grimmett was a Merritt visitor
Monday from Nicola.
Two   babies   were' given
at Menzies' store on Sunday.
a   weigh
Alf. Collett will move into his new
home at Merritt on April 1st.
J. Garcia is now out and is looking
fine after his recent serious illness.
A carload of doors and window sashes
received at Menzies's general store.
Mrs. McAuley left on  Saturday for
Cranbrook to look after some property_
J. B. Greaves and Wm. Voght returned Wednesday from a trip to Victoria.
Paul Radovitch sprained his foot while
working in the Middlesboro mines Monday.
1000 acres of pasture to rent.���Apply
W. Hawkins, Coldspring Ranch, Quiichena, B.C.
R. B. Burke, tn�� popular traveler for
McMaster, Vancou/er, did the valley
this week.
Lots of people are being fooled continually , but nearly a", of us will "bite"
next Thufouay.
And still they come! Dr. Curtin, of
Nicola, expects to remove to Merritt in
about a month.
B. Bewley has purchased a ranch at
Lower Nicola from W. H. Gray, where
he is now residing with his family.
The local barber shop has changed
hands, C. C, Main disposing of his interests to J. Wynguard of Kamloops.
M. Adams returned last Friday from
Otter Flat, where he has spent the past
couple of months trapping and hunting.
T. J. Smith is said to be on his way
west from his trip to New York, and is
expected to visit tho Diamond Vale
collieries.
Don't forget tho Jeweller at Nicola.
Your repair! will be promptly attended
to at coast prices. J. B. Haddad, Nicola, B. C.
Mrs R. W. W. Reid returned on
Monday from a short visit to friends at
Canford.
Howell John, who was recovering
from an attack of influenza, is confined
to bed with a relapse.
W. B. Jackson was up from Lower
Nicola on Monday, and reports considerable snow still in that section.
J. A. Menzies' portable sawmill,
which has been shut down sincg the 4th
December, was again set in operation
this week.
R. Whitaker, of Lower Nicola, paid
the coal metropolis a visit Tuesday and
of course inscribed his name on the
Herald roll of honor.
A very enjoyable and well attended
entertainment was given at Lower
Nicola last Friday evening by the literary society of that thriving community.
Brick chimneys have been erected on
Solomon & Co.'s store at Coutlee this
week by Wm. Cooper, the contractor.
Other improvements have also been
made.
Lodge Hall to Let
First-class lodge hall in central portion af the town can be inspected and
applications made at the Herald office.
NOTICE.
A meeting of the Merritt, Middlesboro and District Conservative Assn.
will be held in A. Jackson's store, Merritt on Friday evening, March 26th, at
7.30 o'clock.
NEWSPAPERS FOR SALE.
The following can be obtained at this
office:
Bundle of 100 Newspapers, 25 cents
"   50 " 15   "
"       "   30 " 10   "
H* PRIEST,
Photographer
MERRITT, - - B.C.
An empty well on tho lot east of Herald office should be nailed up. Children
playing around it are daily in danger of
their lives.
Mrs. Thos. Niven arrived in Middles,
boro on Wednesday from the coast.
She was met at Spences Bridge by Mr.
Niven.
H. Priest is obtaining one of the la
test  photographic   cameras,   and will
soon be turning out a class of work
that will be a surprise to all those who
"get took."
That popular joke, "Tickle the Publisher" has been worked off in this palace of public opinion lately, with the
result that the Herald's subscription
'ist keeps growing.
DAN.   FRASER
BOOT AND  SHOE
REPAIRER
Work promptly and neatly executed.
Nicola Ave.   MERRITT, B. C.
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL CARDS
ffl. L. GRIMMETT, LL. B.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,
NOTARY   PUBLIC,    ETC.
Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal.
NICOLA,
B.   C.
WM. RILEY
General Blacksmith
Horse Shoeing �� specialty.
NICOLA LAKE, B. C.
.A..   O.   F.
C-lOUKT NICOLA, No. 8911, A.O. F., meets
J second antl 1th Thursday In each month
at 8 p. in., in I'ooluy'u Hall. Visiting brethren
cordially invited.
R. Hazmehuhst, C. R.
Rev. D. IC. Allan, See.
UNDERTAKING
Caskets and  Coffins of all Sizes
on Hand.
N. J. Barwick,
Nicola, B. O.
BEAN BROS.
DEALERS IN
HIDES & FURS
Office at A. Jackson's Store
MEBEITT,    ���    B. O.
ASPEN GROVE
ROAD HOUSE
ASPEN GROVE, B.C.
First-class accommodation
is given to.^ the travelling
public and tourists.
W. A.  Dodds, Manager.
F. G. PAIC
General A
Blacksmith
LAND ACT.
Take notice, that I, Mary T. Hardiman,
of Canford, B.C. intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands for permission to purchase 40 acres of land,
situated on the north of the Nicola river,
and adjoining lot 137, commencing at a
post placed at N. W. corner, thence east
ten chains; south, forty chains; west,
ten chains; thence forty chains to point
of commencement.
MARY T. HARDIMAN.
March 8th, 1909.
9-8
-AGENT FOR-
THE COUTLEE STORE
We beg to announce that we have opened a
General Store Business in the premises just
vacated by the Diamond Vale Supply Co.'y.
We have opened a brand new and complete
stock of DRY-GOODS, GROCERIES,
BOOTS AND SHOES, CROCKERY,
HARDWARE, Etc. We are in the field
to stay, and by honest methods and honest
goods, believe we can command a fair share
of your patronage. Place a trial order with
us, and we are confident you will be anxious
to continue the experiment. Our motto is :
A SQUARE DEAL TO ONE & ALL
8. J. SOLO
Hotel Merritt
RATES $2 A DAY.
MERRITT, B.G
FINE ROOMS       4~>       FINER TABLE
FINEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
FINE   LARGE   SAMPLE  ROOMS
HEADQUARTERS   FOR   COMMERCIAL   TRAVELERS
G. E. HYGH
Proprietor
The famous John Deere
and Fleury Plow;'
and all classes of Farm Implements
ERRITT, B. 0.
The Right Place to Buy
For the Right   Goods
at the Right Prices
all the time
You cannot do betier than leave your orders with
H. E. FORSYTH
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 fof
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
General Merchant
Middlesboro
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.
NOTICE
Sixty days after date 1 intend to apply-
to the Chief Commissioner of L.ands 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 horth, 40 chains east, 40
chains north, 40 chains east then 80
chains south to place of beginning, making 480 acres more or less.
F. W. GILCHRIST,
Aspen Grove, B. C.
February 11th, 1909.

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