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HE NICOLA HERALD
Vol. 5, No. 12.
B It Legislative Assembly
MERRITT, B. O., FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1909.
$2 a Year.
DISPUTE   SETTLED
DIAMOND VALE COLLIERIES FAIR
TO ORGANIZED LABOR
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Misunderstanding  Between  Company
and Men Cleared Up���Diamond
Drill Working���Mine May
Start Next Week
The disagreement between the coal
miners and the Diamond Vale company
has been amicably settled, as was predicted in last week's issue of the Herald.
On Friday last T. C. Brookes, district
representative of the U. M. W. of A.
was delegated by the men to interview
the management as to the real reason
for the closing of the mine. Manager
Browitt explained to Mr. Brookes that
the mine would have been closed temporarily anyhow whether the walk-out
for pay had occurred the previous, week
or not. He said that coal already shipped had been sidetracked owing to dullness of the market just at present, and
further stated that the mine had to be
repaired, new cars built and more track
laid before operations could be resumed.
Mr. Browitt declared that no discrimination of any kind was thought of, and
said that when the mine was reopened
the same men were welcome to go back
to work if they so desired.
As a result of this interview notices
were posted up Friday evening declaring
the Diamond Vale Collieries fair to organized labor, and the ban was lifted
from the diamond drill operations which
were resumed the first of this week.
The Herald is informed today upon
good authority that operations will very
probably be resumed at the Diamond
Vale mines next week.
Lampreau Gets Two Tears
Joe Lampreau, who was arrested by
Constable Clark a few weeks ago for
breaking into the cabin of Steve Edwards and H. W. Fessler at Rockfordj
near Stump lake, a few weeks ago, and
stealing a number of articles, was
found guilty at Kamloops county court
on Wednesday of last week.
Judge Calder passed sentence upon
Lampreau, giving him two years and
two months in the penitentiary at New
Westminster.
Mr. Turrill, of Hedley, has accepted
a position of night watchman at Middlesboro collieries. Mr. Turrill, who is
the father of Mrs. Donald MacPhail, of
Nicola, has purchased a lot from Wm.
Voght on Granite avenue, upon which
he will shortly erect a dwelling. For
the present he is having a tent shack
erected, and expects his family to join
him in a few days.
B. P. Little, formerly superintendent
of the Diamond Vale mines, has been
in the valley the past few weeks looking over his coal lands and endeavoring
to secure options for the Nicola Valley
Development Co., a new company of
which he is at the head and in which
considerable Seattle capital is invested.
This concern purposes doing prospect
work on an extensive scale.
S. Tingley, of Ashcroft, leads a syndicate which is negotiating for the purchase of a large tract of land in the
Bonaparte Valley, between the junction
of Cache Creek, and 20-Mile House on
the Cariboo Road. It is said that options have already been secured on
practically all the ranch properties,
which occupy this part of the valley,
and that the others will probably be
secured at an early date. If satisfactorily completed, the deal will represent
a cash investment of something like
$250,000.-Kamloops Standard.
LOCAL NEWS
Frank Steele left Tuesday on a week's
trip to the coast.
J. A. Menzies left Tuesday on a business trip to the coast.
W. H. Gray's sawmill at Lower Nicola started operations this week.
The ladies' guild meets Wednesday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. Tutill.
We regret to announce the serious
illness of P. Thibadeau with pneumonia.
Robt. Clark and R. H. Winny, of
Nicola, were visitors to Kamloops a
couple of days this week.
Joseph Collett and Al. Robson were
down from the former's Stump lake
ranch Sunday and .Monday.
Wv Jones has secured the contract
of building the five cottages for G. B.
Armstrong on Nicola avenue.
Messrs. Hyland, Mayhew and Marshall are busy on their contract of moving the meat market building.
Anglican church services will be held
Good Friday by Vicar J. Thompson as
follows: Canford, 11 a.m.; Merritt, 3
p.m.: Nicola, 7.45 p.m.
The Kamloops football team has reorganized. Here is a chance for the
Merritt and Middlesboro teams to take
on something easy.   What ?
H. Priest was at Nicola Monday tak-
a number of photographs at R. H.
Winny's ranch. Several head of Mr.
Winny's pure bred stock faced the
camera.
Steve Edwards and "Shorty" Fessler
have returned from the Lampreau trial
at Kamloops and are rusticating in the
coal metropolis for a few days before
leaving for their Stump lake prospects.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs.W.A.
Dodds, of Aspen Grove, was baptised
in St. John the Baptist church, Nicola,
Wednesday afternoon of last week by
Rev. J. Thompson. Name, Duncan
Robert.
F. Keffer, consulting engineer of the
B. C. Copper Co., of Greenwood has
been in Merritt the past week. Mr.
Keffer is engaged in making a report on
the properties of the Diamond Vale
Collieries, Limited.
Wm. Mclntyre, who left Tuesday
with the Conservative delegates to the
Bridge, has gone on to the Boundary
country and will probably visit the
coast before returning. He expects to
be away about ten days.
. W. H. Armstrong, general manager
of the Nicola Valley Coal & Coke Co.,
and Mr. McLean, one of the directors,
of Vancouver, were looking over the
company's property Monday and Tuesday. Mr. McLean was accompanied by
his wife.
Jas. Williams, who has been working
in the local mines for the past year or
so, left Tuesday for Victoria, where he
has obtained a good situation. Jimmy
is an enthusiastic footballer and a lover
of all good sport, and will be greatly
missed in the camp.
R. A. Cannon, of Seattle, arrived in
the metropolis Wednesday in connection
with the removal of the dredge at Granite Creek to the coast. The dredge
will be brought out by Dan. Munro as
soon as the roads in Granite section are
in proper condition and will likely be
loaded at Merritt.
The following registered at Hotel
Merritt during the past week:���J. W.
Newman, B. P. Little, W. S. Wotten,
J. S. Matthews, T. W. Allice, R. D.
Douglas, W. Teetzel, P. Dunahue and
T. L. McFarland, Vancouver; R. B.
Berks and A. C. Roberts, Victoria; J.
B. Haddad, Nicola; F. Keffer, Greenwood; H. A. Dunn, Calgary; N. W.
Fessler, Stump Lake; R. A. Cannon,
Seattle.
OF LOCAL IMPORT
FORM A CENTRAL CONSERVATIVE
ASSOCIATION
Saturday Sunset Gives Merritt Boost
on the Ooal Town's Method  of
Conducting Celebrations���
Sunday's Football
A meeting of Conservatives of this
riding was held at Spences Bridge on
Tuesday evening for the purpose of organizing a Central Conservative Association for Yale district, the object
being to simplify matters in keeping in
touch with the local associations. The
latter will be amenable to the new organization, which i" turn will be under
the provincial association.
The delegates from this section were
as follows:
Merritt���Wm. Mclntyre and A. Jackson.
Coutlee-H. S. Cleasby and S. J.
Solomon.
Middlesboro-F. Shields and W. G.
Murray.
Mammet���F. Hyland.
Nicola and Aspen Grove���H. H. Matthews, Dr. Curtin, S. Kirby, A. H.
Owen and G. R. Bates.
CORRESPONDENCE.
Where They Do It Up Skookum
Saturday Sunset: "To witness one of
the most typical and characteristic
celebrations of Victoria Day, a person
should not fail to be in Merritt, B. C.
Merritt has the habit of observing that
holiday in a manner which might be
emulated by many other places with
profit and the sports which are essentially, of the West are none the less
enjoyable on account of their breezi-
ness and variety. It might not be a bad
idea for those in this city who desire to
spend the holiday advantageously to
get together and arrange for a special
train. Not only would they witness
sports unique as they are interesting
but they might also be able to catch a
glimpse of one of the most wonderful
and productive valleys in the province.
Merritt is celebrating Victoria Day this
year with two days of sport. The first
day will be devoted to athletics and the
second day, Tuesday, May 25th, to
horse racing, with a grand ball on the
evening of the 24th. The celebration is
being conducted under the management
of the Merritt Athletic Club, of which
G. B. Armstrong is president, and the
committees which have been formed
embrace all the prominent men in business and social circle* in the town.
Middlesboro Wins
The football game between Merritt
and Middlesboro Sunday morning was
rather tame from a scientific point of
view, but was an excellent practice
match. The Middlesboro side got the
best of it by two goals to one. In the
second half, when all the goals were
scored, some ginger was put into the
game. The lads from the gully had the
heavier team and their work showed the
result of more thorough practice than
their opponents. Following was the
line-up: Middlesboro���Goal, Hallman;
backs, Strang and Bone; half-backs,
Walker, Williamson and Fairfield; forwards, McMillan, Lenord, Logan, Mc-
Clymont and Ward. Merritt ��� Goal,
Richardson; backs, HunterandS. Poole;
half backs, A. Poole, Lawson and R.
Thomas; forwards, J. Williams, Slater,
Howes, Higgins and Fairfal.
Another game will be played Saturday evening at 6 sharp on the Middlesboro grounds.
A typographical error occurs on page
four of this issne in the local re S. S.
Thornton. The word' 'daughter'' should
be substituted for "sister?'
To Ihe Editor The Nicola Herald:
Dear Sir.���Kindly allow me space in
your noteworthy paper to congratulate
you upon your endeavor to arouse the
citizens of Merritt to the need of better
sanitary conditions. I refer to your
plain and sensible editorial in last week's
number. I am sure that most of the
water in the town will soon be unfit for
use if precautions are not taken in the
manner you suggested. I would like to
see the health authorities take the matter up, for I have lived in camps where
typhoid epidemics took place and would
be very sorry to see one in Merritt.
Thanking you in advance for your
space, I am, very truly yours,
���A Subscriber.
SIWASH IS KILLED
A Useful Pamphlet
The Ashcroft Journal is to be commended upon the excellent booklet it
has published, entitled: "Ashcroft, the
Gateway to Northern British Columbia." It is handsomely illustrated and
is replete with information in concise
form regarding the Cariboo district and
adjoining country. It shows the easiest
and cheapest way of gaining access to
the northern country and contains table
of distances, map, etc. The pamphlet
should prove very useful in attracting
the attention of would-be settlers and
others desiring information upon this
section of British Columbia.
A Handy Handbook
We are in receipt of a very useful
handbook on British Columbia, issued
by the advertising department of the
C.P.R. The booklet, which is illustrated, contains a fund of information as
to the natural resources, advantages,
climate and possibilities of this province. It deals with the industries of
farming, lumbering, mining, fruitgrowing and fishing in a brief butincer-
esting and comprehensive manner. The
land and mining laws are dealt with in
simple form. It also gives a short description of the leading cities and towns
and contains a fine map of British Columbia and part of Alberta. This handbook will do much to advertise the banner province of the Dominion and is
just the thing for anyone desiring information concerning B. C. It may be
obtained gratis upon request to W. T.
Robson, advertising agent for the C. P.
It., Montreal.
Another exciting game of baseball
was played Sunday, Thom and Brennan
being the captains. A great deal of
improvement was shown in the playing
over the week before. Charlton and
Curtin, of Nicola, and Neil, of Middlesboro, joined in the fun and greatly assisted the practice. Charlton was in
the box for a couple of innings and
showed a line of curves and drops that
prove he is no novice as a southpaw.
All he needs to make his twirling a
mystery to the average batter is more
practice to gain control. The boys are
all gradually getting into shape to make
a winning nine for Merritt in a few
weeks' time. Brennan's sluggers won
Sunday's battle by a score of 19-12.
J. P. Boyd, late of Golden, arrived in
Merritt Friday to take charge of the
Diamond Vale Supply Co. 's store, E. G.
White, the former manager, having
disposed of his interest in the business
to T. J. Smith, and gone to Lower Nicola to live on his ranch. The company
has transferred its stock from Coutlee
to Merritt and Mr. Boyd is getting
all the first-class stock in ship-shape
in the old Herald building on Quiichena avenue. The opening takes
place on Saturday, when a big reduction sale will be put on to last one
week. Mr. Boyd is an experienced
mercantile man and customers to the
new store may be certain of satisfaction in every way. Mrs. Boyd is expected to arrive shortly.
THROWN FROM HIS HORSE WHILE
UNDER THB INFLUENCE
Oultus Frank's Head Strikes Tree and
He Passes Instantly���J. Bean Was
Witness to Tragedy���After
Booze Purveyor
A fatality occurred at the Sullivan
creek Indian reserve, near Quiichena,
about three o'clock Monday afternoon,
whereby a Siwash, known as Cultus
Frank has crossed the divide to the
happy hunting grounds.
It seems that a party of four or five
Indians were riding along the road pretty well primed with square-face gin or
red-eye booze when the horse mounted,
by Cultus Frank stumbled and the rider
was thrown from the saddle, striking
his head against a tree. He died almost
instantly.
The accident was witnessed by Jos.
Bean, the hide and fur buyer, who was.
driving a team about twenty-five or
thirty yards behind the bunch of intoxicated Siwashes.
We understand that no inquest will
be held, but the authorities are endeavoring to locate the man who supplied
the liquor to the Indians. It is said,
that a white man named Bradford has
been living on the reserve for some
time and making a business of procuring,
bug-juice for the ever-iii.ivst.y oiwash.
Greenwood Mines Not Closed
The B.C. Copper Co.'s mines did not
close on April 1st as was generally expected. J. E. McAllister, a leading
official of the company, in an interview
said:
"The smelter and mines will continue
to operate without any change. This,
reversal of determination to close down
is a result of telegraphed instructions
from New York. The.improved outlook
for copper is the reason for change of
plant. Notices posted a few days ago
announcing the closing down for April
1st were torn down."
This announcement is of first importance to Greenwood and the province
generally, for 400 men on the payrolL
are directly affected. The news of the
closing down had caused a bad impression in the district. It is expected that
the improvement of the copper market
may cause development in other quarters.
James J. Will Fight
That James J. Jeffries is preparing
to announce terms upon which he will
meet Champion Jack Johnson is a fact,
according to friends of the former
champion. It is intimated that Jeffries
will demand 75 per cent for the winner
and 25 per cent for the loser, that the
fight take place on American soil and
that it shall not be fought before next
November.
How Bill Miner Bsoaped
A remarkable return has been laid on
the table of the house at Ottawa by
Hon. A. B. Aylesworth in regard to the
escape of Bill Miner, the road agent,
from New Westminster penitentiary.
The return which was asked for by J.
D. Taylor, one of British Columbia's
new members, shows beyond doubt that
the celebrated train robber escaped
through the conniving of officials.
The most interesting section of the
whole voluminous page return is the
account of an interview Instructor Geo.
McKenzie had with Bill Miner a short
time previous to his escape. This interview tends to bear out the story
that it was the C. P. R. which secured
Miner's escape in return for his surrendering to the company certain Australian bonds valued at fifty thousand
pounds sterling.
��� THE NICOLA HERALD
THE NICOLA HERALD
L. G. LOBSINGBR, Publisher.
Published Every. Friday
Subscription, in Advance, 82 a Tear
Merritt, B��C., April 2, 1909.
EDITORIAL NOTES.
__ !-T.
Of late the business men of Merritt hayejbeen complaining of the
great inconvenience they have to
put up with owing to the lack of a
chartered bank branch in the town.
Although the Bank of Montreal at
Nicola gives every satisfaction, it is
too far removed, being about eight
miles from the coal metropolis, and
the special trips which have to be
made to this institution when occasion demands cause annoyance,
delay and expense.    Last week, for
instance, "change" was at a premium in the camp.    Besides other
checks, the big pay  at Diamond
Vale depleted of cash the strong
boxes of nearly every merchant and
hotel man in town.    Consequently,
several hurry-up trips had  to be
made to the bank at Nicola.   In
more than one instance overdue
accounts are still unpaid because
the business man could not' 'break
the blue"  on the spot.   This is
certainly aggravating to said business man.    In a camp such as this
where   some   300   men   are   paid
monthly by bank check, it works a
great hardship not to have banking
accommodation right in the town���
from the standpoint of the wage-
earner as well as that of the business man.    Of course the chartered
bank is bound to come to Merritt
before long, but the merchants and
others are earnestly discussing ways
and means to hasten its arrival.
Some think the branch at Nicola
should be removed to Merritt, this
being the centre of commercial activity! for the valley and a town that
is rapidly growing, with the brightest of prospects before it.
I  i i
Jack London, the author, who
som^tinie ago started on a cruise
around the world iu the 40-foot
yacht, Snark, for the Cosmopolitan
magazine, U a physical wreck in the
South Jseas, and is compelled to
abandon his long trip to return to
California to recuperate. Lovers
of this popular writer (who was
once a' professional hobo) will regret that continued illness has prevented him from accomplishing a
purpose which promised to furnish
him with such excellent material
for future stories.
last fall. It is whispered that an
increase of salary for the position
goes with the appointment.
The Niccla Herald is a philanthropic institution alright, but we
can't afford to send out the paper
for nothing, so we ask you to be
good enough to send in your arrears of subscription���which, you
will kindly remember, should be
paid in advance.
The correct thing in ladies' Easter lids this year is a creation that
resembles a peach basket. And
now, of course, some would-be
punster will rise to remark that
this is quite appropriate as the hats
will adorn the heads of "peaches."
President Taft is doing a popular
stunt right off the reel. After the
first of January next the United
States will inaugurate a one-cent
postage rate for all domestic letters.
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 their claims, 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. Li Grimmett/
Nicola^ B. C, Solicitor for the executors.
$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.,
COUTLEE, 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.
W.   DOBSON
PROPRIETOR
Department of Mines.
COAL MINES REGULATION ACT.
Notice op Examinations.
NOTICE is hereby given that Examinations will be held for 1st, 2nd
and 3rd Class Certificates of Competency,1 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:���1
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
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^M
METROPOLITAN
MEAT MARKET
NIOOLA, B. O.
The choicest of Beef,  Mutton,  etc.,
always on hand.
Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.
T.HESLOP,
First Class
Candidates.
Second Clash]
Candidates,
If you believe in your town,
boost it along; if not, get out and
make room for a "live one" who is
willing to play the game. Don't
expect that you can sit back and
leave the pushing and the pulling
to others and then sneak in on the
prosperity which may attend their
endeavors. If you want your town
to grow and develop and expect to
grow and develop with it, you will
have to get in and do your share of
the drill: A growing town has no
room for a chilly-hoofed grumbler.
Come put of it���and boost with the
others;,'    , . . ,. ������ u
Mining Act and
Special Kules
Mine Gases.
Ventilation.
Oeneral Work.
MineMachinery.
Surveying.
Mining Act
and Special
Rulen.
Mine Oasei.
Ventilation.
OeneralWork.
Thibd'Olass
Candidates.
Mining Act
and Special
Kules.
Mine Galea
and General
Work.
tittle WilH'e'S rate is at last settled. In other words, W. W. B.
Mclnnes, the youthful veteran of
many a political battle, is to be appointed to the vacant county court
judgeship of Vancouver, made vacant by the death of Judge Cane
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 Brithh 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.
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.
WM. COOPER
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Plastering, Brick, Stone,
Cement Floors, Sidewalks, Foundations, etc.
Work promptly and neatly executed.
MERRITT,
B.C.
The Nicola Herald, Two Dollars.
COUTLEE HOTEL
COUTLEE, B. C.
<>>���<��
The Gateway to the Nicola Valley Coal Fields
STRICTLY   FIRST   CLASS
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. C.
NIOOLA VALLEY MEAT MARKET
MBRRITT,   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 LOTS 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.
Cuisine unexcelled.
Hot and cold baths.
Every accommodation for tourists and
those desiring to spend
a week-end h^NiqQla,.
Finest hunting' and
fishing; guidep, ftorses,
etc., always oh hand. THE  NICOLA HERALD
CHIPS FROM THE BLOCK
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A Line-up on What is Doing in Near-by
Districts and Throughout British
Columbia Generally
Vernon has organized a football club.
Kamloops is to have a Canadian club.
Rev. J. H. Lambert, of Vernon, is
dead.
The Balmoral hotel in Phoenix is for
lease.
Revelstoke is to have a new sash and
door factory.
The Prince Rupert Empire is advertised for sale.
The G.T.P. townsite at Prince Rupert
embraces 24,000 acres.
Penticton fire laddies will give a fancy dress ball on April 12th.
Vancouver led all Canada in increased
bank clearings last week.
Prince Rupert now has a daily newspaper, known as the Evening Bulletin.
The mayor of Kamloops now gets a
salary of $1000 and the aldermen $240.
Real estate to the extent of $50,000
was turned over in Kamloops last week.
The tidy sum of $308 was cleared at
the annual hospital ball at Vernon last
week.
Kelowna and Penlicton will punmel
each other in a football game on Good
Friday.
Revelstoke city council has subscribed
$90 towards the B.C. Anti-Tuberculosis
Society.
The Creston Review advocates a Sunday mail delivery. But what about
that preacher ?
J. Ritchie, of Summerland, purposes
placing on the market some 2000 acres
of choice fruit lands.
The Canadian Bank of Commerce
have opened branches at Warner, Alta.,
nsar Lethbridge, and at New Alberni.
Kamloops is to have a Marathon dance
immediately after Lent. Longboat will
not be present owing to a "run"' on his
time.
Ore valued at three dollars has been
found in good quantities on the Kim-
berley mine just southeast of Kamloops.
An extensive deposit of coal has been
found just west of Midway according to
a Greenwood despatch. It is a five foot
vein and of good quantity.
W. O. Young, who has bonded a number of Kamloops mining properties,
will be in that city in a few days, and a
revival of operations is anticipated.
The Edenbank Creamery Co. of Chilli waclc has distributed over $57,000 profits from last year's operations. This
is much "butter" than was anticipated.
Evidence of the revival of mining in
the Kootenays is afforded by the fact
that the old Silver King mine at Nelson
has been re-opened, after being closed
for two years.
With a trunk full of cups, medals and
trophies won in various skating meets
in the east, O. B. Bush, the one-armed
speed skating wonder of Vancouver, arrived home last week.   .
Lowery and his Ledge have made
another hike. The paper has been published at Greenwood for the past two
years, but is now ground out at Nelson
"for the benefit of mankind."
Mrs. John Grocott, of Nanaimo, may
die as the result of burns sustained
through lighting an alcohol lamp. The
unfortunate woman and her husband
had just arrived from Alberta.
Edward Humphries, an old Cariboo
pioneer, died at the provincial home at
Kamloops last Friday evening. He was
83 years of age and came to the home
from Soda Creek four years ago.
Vancouver public schools will be provided with telephones. And now the
blushing schoolma'am will not be so
liable to get mixed in her dates. "Alright, Reggie, the Orpheum goes!"
Chairman Mabee of the Dominion
Railway Commission predicts that Vancouver will have 500,000 people in twenty years. Surely he forgets that Joe
Martin has gone to England forever.
The editors of the Penticton Press
and the Keremeos Trumpet are in a
wrangle as to which town is the worst
for "knocking." Get together, gentlemen, and See which of you has the biggest "wallop."
Pupils of .the Kamloops high school
are having a debate this (Friday) afternoon on the subject of local option.
The girls will take the side of the temperance crank, while the boys will look
at the question from the booze artist's
point of view.
Four hundred Doukhobors will come
to British Columbia this spring. They
will go to Robson, where land was purchased last year by Peter Verigin, and
will build houses and clear land on
which they and other Doukhobors to
follow later will live.
The body of Louis Bunnell, of Nak-
usp, who disappeared about two months
ago, was found in a cedar stump on the
McDougall ranch where he was employed. It is presumed that while
slightly demented he wandered away
from his cabin and crawled into the
stump where he was found frozen to
death.
R. E. Williams, of Telkwa, the largest town in the Bulkley valley, has
some fine specimens of grain grown in
that country on exhibition at Vancouver. There are three varieties of barley, three of oats, four of wheat, besides native red-top grass, standing
more than five feet high, timothy five
and a half feet, and clover four feet.
Col. Robt. Stevenson, the well-known
prospector and frontiersman, has returned to Princeton after spending the
winter at the coast. In the early days
of Seattle Mr. Stevenson was offered
50 lots for $500 in the section where the
Butler hotel now stands. When the
colonel was informed that this property
is now worth one hundred million dollars he simply exclaimed: "Whew!"
NOTICE
la hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply to the superinteu
dent of provincial police, Victoria, B.C.,
for a retail liquor license for the Commercial hotel at Nicola, B.C.
Charles A. Leonard.
Nicola, B.C., March 5th, 1909.
SATURDAY OPENING
AT THE NEW STORE
Come and see for yourself BARGAINS never
before offered in Merritt
LADIES' and CHILDREN'S BOOTS and SHOES
of which we have a splendid assortment
DRY GOODS AND SMALLWARES
Men's Clothing
If you have not already bought your Suit
 for Spring be sure and see these we are
offering.   Sizes 36 to 40.   You can't save money easier.
SPECIALS IN MEN'S BOOTS AND SHOES
GROCERIES AND HARDWARE
GARDEN SEEDS IN SPLENDID VARIETIES
SALE CONTINUES FOR ONE WEEK
Next door to Coutlee's Livery.   Be sure and see us.   You'll not be sorry
Diamond Vale Supply Co.
Merritt General
���
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i
JUST ARRIVED
A  FRESH  SUPPLY  OP
GROCERIES,  HARD
WARE, DRY GOODS,
BOOTS AND SHOES
ALSO   A   CARLOAD   OP
FLOUR AND FEED.
A splendid stock of Doors,
Windows, Shingles and Building Material.
ALL OUR STOCK IS PERFECTLY NEW.
j           GIVE US A CALL AND BE CONVINCED.
j.
A. MENZIES, Prop.
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.   S'SSSS^t bEZS
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 Canadi of a chartered
Bank (Yukon excepted).
They form an excellent method of remitting small sums of inone;. <��� i; h safety and at
small cost.
NICOLA BRANCH
A W. STRICKLAND,
Manager.
N.  PETERSON
GENERAL BLACKSMITH
Here's where you get First-Class work done at
Moderate Prices.
horseshoeing"! specialty.
All kinds of Carriage work and Wheel-Wrighting promptly executed.
MEEEITT,   IB. O.
Victor Safes,
BEST ON * j*
THE MARKET
Guaranteed Absolutely Fire-Proof.
If you are in need of the best, write to E. G. PARNELX,
agent, P. O. Box, 880, Vancouver, B.C.
MERRITT LIVERY AND FEED STABLES
A. J. COUTLIE, Proprietor.
Saddle Horses, Single and Double Drivers
supplied on short notice.
First   Class   accommodation for Horses.     Everything New
and First Class.    Express meets all trains.
BUGGIES FOR HIRE.
��� --*�������"-' '���--���IW'.f- THE   NICOLA    HERALD
LOCAL NOTES
Boost for Victoria day.
Now for some April showers.
One week from today will be Good
Friday.
John Ovington left on Tuesday  for
the coast.
Edf Cousins was down from Mammet
lake district on Saturday.
The fool-killer could have made a
good clean-up Thursday morning.
Archie McMillan, of Middlesboro, left
on Thursday for Waterville, Wash.
Look over your stock of stationery,
then place your order with the Herald.
Kamloops assize court sittings will be
held on Tuesdey, May 11th���civil and
criminal.
Wm. Everson returned Friday from
a few weeks' visit to Ashcroft and other main line points.
F. J. Lumsden, secretary o"f the Diamond Vale Collieries, spent a couple of
days in Merritt last week.
Wm. Marshall left last Saturday for
Vancouver, after being employed at
the mines here for over a year. \
Don't forget the Jeweller at Nicola.
Your repairs will be promptly attended
to at coast prices. J. B. Haddad, Nicola, B. C.
On account of people persistently
leaving open his gates, Fred. Lindstrom
announces that his well will be private
after May 1st.
All sorts of writing paper, envelopes,
business and visiting cards, etc., can
always be obtained at the Herald office, either printed or plain.
S. P. Gow, brickmaker, left last
Thursday for Nicola, where he will engage in the manufacture of brick and
lime for local parties.���Princeton Star.
There is no better or greater index
finger to the business interests of an
up-to-date town than the advertisements of its merchants in the local
weekly publication.
Bert Irwin is assembling material
for his new house and expects to have
it ready for the early summer rush,
says the Princeton Star. Surely Bert
has not forgotten his obligations to the
Merritt bachelor club.
The boarders of the Grand hotel gave
a smoker Saturday evening. Quite a
number from Middlesboro were over.
Forschner's famous refreshment was
served and an evening of song and
mirth was greatly enjoyed by all.
Lodge Hall to Let
First-class lodge hall in central portion af the town can be inspected and
applications made at the Herald office.
H. PRIEST,
Photographer
MERRITT,'- - B.C.
DAN.   FRASER
BOOT AND  SHOE
REPAIRER
Work promptly and neatly executed.
Nicola Ave.   MERRITT, B. C.
NOTICE.
To Whom It May Concern:
This tirst day of March, 1909, the firm
of Shivel & Grore, general merchants of
Lower Nicola, B.C., have dissolved by
mutual consent and have been absorbed
hy S. J. Solomon & Co., of Coutlee, B.C.
(General Merchants).
All accounts owing ths firm of Shivel <v
Grote are now due and payable ��f S   J.
Solomon & Co.'s store at Cc.utlee, B.C.
Signed, A.  W. Giiote.
J. E. Shivel.
HENRY'S NURSERIES
FOR THE SPRING TRADE:
Tested Stock���Seeds for Farm, Garden
or Conservatory���from the best growers
in England, France, 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
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL CARDS
M. L. GRIMMETT, LL. B.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,
NOTARY   PUBLIC,    ETC.
Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal.
NICOLA,
B.   C.
WM.  RILEY
General Blacksmith
Horse Shoeing a specialty.
NICOLA, B. C.
_A._   O.   B1-
C10URT NICOLA, No. ��m, A.O. F., meet*
/ second nnd 4th Thursday in each month
nt 8 p. m., in I'ooley's Hall. Visiting brethren
cordially invited.
R. HAZLEHUrtST, C. R.
Rev. D. K. Allan, Sec.
OFFICE. GREENHOUSES & SEEDHGUSE.
3010 WESTMINSTER ROAD,
VANCOUVER,  - B.C.
Branch Nursery,      -     -    S. Vancouver
S. S. Thornton, who has been visiting
with his sister, Mrs. Alex. Coutlee, for
the past three months, left for his home
in Tacoma* Wash., on Tuesday. Mr.
Thornton is struck with the "sunshine
valley" and expects to return here after
a few months.
CONTRACTS   UNDERTAKEN   FOR
SINKING AND CRIBBING WELLS
To any depth.   Pumps installed, either
hand, steam or wind-mill.
"EXCAVATIONS AND CELLAR WCRK"
Assesments, development work and
mining contracts taken.
Buildings erected on the instalment
plan. 20 per cent, of cost of building,
balance on easy terms. ��� Examinations
and reports. Ten years experience in
Yale District.
Survey made, mining maps compiled,
coal and fruit lands, farms and cattle
ranches for sale.
FRANK BAILEY & CO.
Mining Engineers,      -     Merritt, B.C.
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
MBEEITT,    ���    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. PAIGE
General S
Blacksmith
-AGENT FOB-
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 ou the north of the Nicola river,
and adjoining lot 137, commencing at a
post placed at N. W. corner, thence cast
ten chains; south, forty chains; west,
ten chains; thence forty chains to point
of commencement.
MARY T. HARDIMAN.
March 8th, 1909. 9-8
The famous John Deere
and Fleury Plows
and all classes of Farm Implements
IVIERRITT, B. G.
Geo. Murray, government agent at
Nicola, has been gazetted assistant
commissioner of lands and works for
that portion of Kamloops division of
the Yale land recording district lying
south of the south boundary of the
Dominion railway belt.
A very enjoyable time was spent
Tuesday evening at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Welfare, when the latter gave
a small birthday party in honor of her
husband. The guests were: Mr. and
Mrs. Booth and Master Jack, Miss Mitchell and L. G. Thomas.
The Right Place to Buy
For the Right   Goods
at the Right Prices
all the time
You cannot do better than leave your orders with
H E FORSYTH
General Merchant
Middlesboro
THE COUTLEE STORE
We beg to announce that we have opened s
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
Hotel Merritt
RATES $2 A DAY.
MERRITT, B.C
FINE ROOMS       ^-3��       FINER TABLE
FINEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
FINE   LARGE   SAMPLE  ROOMS
HEADQUARTERS   FOR   COMMERCIAL   TRAVELERS
G. E. HYGH
Proprietor
The only way to save is to deal with
the Premier store of the Nicola valley
BARGAINS IN ALL LINES
Spring house cleaning. I am headquarters for
Linoleums, Carpet Squares, Mats, Jap Matting, Wall Papers, Burlaps, etc.
I am opening a ladies' ready-to-wear department to my store and can supply waists, skirts,
coats and everything that a lady may desire.
Gents' furnishings at startling reductions.
Look the problem square in the face and
SAVE
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. FineBar. Commodious Sample Rooms.
McGillivray & Veasey,  Props.
NOTICE
Sixty days after date I intend to apply
to the Chief Commissioner of Lauds 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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