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Array DOMINION  DAY   CELEBRATION AT NICOLA
THE NICOLA
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Vol. 5, No. 22.
MERRITT, B. 0., FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1909.
THE WORLD'S FAIR
IS  NOW  IN  FULL  BLAST AT  CITY
OP  SEATTLE
{OF LOCAL IMPORTI    NICOLA 0N JtJLY
In I 	
An Account of Some of the Ceremonies
That Put It in Motion���B Big Success Is Predicted for the
Exposition
Promptly at 12 o'clock, noon, on the
first day of June, President William H.
Taft pressed an electric key in the
capitol at Washington, and the Alaska-
Yukon-Pacific Exposition was formally
opened to guests from every part of the
world.
The opening exercises were conducted in the presence of a quarter of
a million people. These impressive
ceremonies were held in the immense
natural amphitheatre on the shores of
lake Washington. The enormous crowd
stood  silent and awed  as the solemn
MURDERER   ARKESTED
Washington    Murderer    Captured     _^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H
Quesnel District
The  Quesnel   correspondent   to   the  EVERYTHING' READY FOR DANCE
Ashcroft Journal writes:   The  Washington   murderer,   who  was   arrested
seven miles  below here by  Constable
Anderson  on    Thursday,    will   leave
$2 a Year.
FIRST
Cele-
IN THE PAVILION
 ..j,       win      icuve
shortly for Victoria, where he will be
handed over to United States authorities. He, whose correct name is Phillips, is a .man of splendid nerve and
physique. He has made open statements to the authorities here concerning his past life, which together with
scars and marks go to show that he has
led a tough life. One of his principle
marks is his missing hand, which he
contrived to make a dummy for with
the use of baling wire and hay, covered
by a buckskin glove. The murder, i
which he is alleged to have committed, I
occurred in July, 1908. Since that'
time he has been roaming all over the
"1W1JLU
words of Invocation were uttered by j weu al
the Right Reverend Bishop Edward J.
O'Dea, bishop of Seattle. Not a flag
or strip of bunting fluttered from the
thousand flag staffs and dones; the exposition city awaited with suppressed
eagerness the touch of the president's
hand.
With ths first stroke of the announc-
the arrival of high noon, the deep
country picking up a dollar here and
there,   most   of which  he   earned   in
1 bronco busting.    Phillips  was   always
ing
med and carried a large quantity
of ammunition
Alaska to the United States years ago,
gave response to the flash  from Washington, and every wheel of the exposition   machinery   was   set in  motion.'
It was the signal for general pandemonium; from every whistle,   bell and
siren  of the great manufactures and
steamers the sound was taken up, and
the  great  throng  gave   vent  to   its
withheld enthusiasm.   From the top of
a giant flag staff,   250  feet in  height,
the largest American  flag ever made,
broke loose and the exposition city was
buried in a cloud of flags, banners and
gayly colored bunting.
Over the blue waters of Elliot bay
came the thundering salute of 21 guns
from ships of the American navy, and
re-echoing this rang back the answering reply from the grim muzzles of the
gins of the Mikadc.
The program, marking the most important happening of general interest
ever held in the northwest, was particularly elaborate and interesting.
James Porsythe and Harry Reid have
returned from a trip to the coast.
Z. Kirby, of Keremeos, is looking for
a location for a pool and billiard room
in town.
sounding whistle from  the University | Nicokvi'ir ^ "T president of the
power house, taken from  the  Russian Mr  Collins ��''   succeedin��
gunboat that announced the transfer of
"   " nTh��7e��Wi" be a re^ular ^ting of
the M. A. C.  in Herald hall Tuesday
evening, June 15.
Corner lot on Quiichena and Chapman
m'm AJorsale'size 63xl2��- Appiy to
M. N. Adams, Merritt, B.C.
The inspectors of Bank of Montreal
visited the Nicola and Merritt branches
during the past week.
Wedding bells will ring at Lower
Nicola next week, when Wm. Corkle
and Miss Bertha Woodward will be
united in the holy bonds.
Send two-bits in coin or stamps to the
HeraLD office for a souvenir book-mark
of Merritt's second annual celebration.
Only a few left.
StrayBD-Two bay mares with colts'
����. t Td bay yearlin*. about May
��U��. Information will be gratefullv
received by John Collett.
J. A. Menzies' six-ton Fairbanks
scales in front of his store have been
in operation for over a week, and are
giving every satisfaction.
There is Nothing New in the Situation
at Middlesboro ��� Meeting of the
Board of Trade Wednesday
Evening Next
i
"Booster" Boyd has all arrangements completed for the big dance in
the pavilion this (Friday) evening, under the auspices of the Merritt Athletic
Club. First class music will be rendered by the Merritt orchestra, and the
large crowd that will be present may
count on a very happy time. Tickets
have been placed at the popular price
of 51-00 per couple and are selling
rapidly. Coupons will be handed out at
the dance and the lady holding the
lucky number will be presented with a
gold locket and chain.
BOARD OF TRADE
A meeting of the Merritt
Board of Trade will be held iii
Menzies' hall on Wednesday
evening of next week at 8
o'clock sharp. A full attendance of the members
quested.
IS    re-
Dominion   Day   to   Be   Royally
brated at Nicola
A representative  committee of the
citizens of Nicola and the executive of
the  Nicola Athletic Association are arranging a program for the 1st of July
celebration to be held  at Nicola.   Besides horseracing,  there will be gymkhana   races,   foot   races   and   other
athletic events, and the sub-committees
having   these   in   charge   are leaving
nothing undone to make the celebration a notable one in every way.   Very
little   work   is   required to place the
race track in excellent order,   and this
is   being  attended   to   at   once.   The
financial support received by the committee has been most encouraging  and
the prize list will be a handsome one.
Given good weather and a celebration
second to none will be the result.
Further particulars will be published
later.
The complete program is not yet out,
but   the   following horseracing events
will be pulled off:
One mile free for all, purse ,5150.
Half mile free for all, purse $75.
Hurdle race.
Troting race.
Pony race.
Indian races.
Catch weight, except hurdle race, to
carry 150 pounds.
Band in attendance.
IRRIGATION TALK
D.  CURRIE GIVES INTERESTING
IRRIGATION LECTURE
Representative  of Farmers' Institute
Talks on a Number of Subjects
of Much Importance to the
Agriculturalists
The Strike Situation
There is nothing new in the strike
situation. Things still remain unsettled. The National and District
unions are taking up the matter. The
miners remain firm, but there has been
no trouble of any kind so far.
The   mines  have  now   been
about seven weeks.
The strike situation  in  the
district also remains unsettled.
closed
Fernie
River Running Wild
The Elk river is certainly on the rampage this week.
At all times a fresh stream with a
rapid current, it has been augmented
by the snow melting on the mountain
sides, which has moved off rapidly in
the past few days owing to the warm
weather.
Old timers have predicted for weeks
back that there
We regret this week that it is our
duty to report the serious illness of
Mrs. Robert McDonald. For a day or
two her recovery was doubtful, but at
present writing there is a gratifying
improvement in her condition.
The government road gang is doing
good work in graveling the Nicola avenue road.  They have started at the hill
Victoria Day
It is a mistake to term the holiday
which was celebrated throughout Canada on May 24 "Empire day." It
should always be spoken of as "Victoria
day," for Empire day is the last schocl
day before the 24th of May, while Victoria day was declared to b_' a public
holiday in Canada by an act of the
Dominion parliament passed several
years ago.
Look over your stock of stationery,
then place your order with the Herald.
Everybody will be in attendance at
the Lower Nicola picnic on Saturday,
June 19.
The postoffice will be moved into its
fine new quarters in the annex the
first of the week.
V. D. Currie, the Farmers' Institute
lecturer, was entertained by H. S.
Cleasby while in Merritt.
Anglican church services will be held
next Sunday as follows: Canford, 7:30
a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Merritt, 3 p.m.;
Nicola, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 20-
Nicola, 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Charlie Lambert, who has been
doing considerable placer mining work
on Granite creek, met with a setback
the other day by the washing out of his
dam. This will put Mr. Lambert out
of business for the rest of this  year.
V.   D. Currie,  of Kamloops,  representing the Farmers' Institute delivered
a very instructive lecture on "Irrigation" in Hyland hall last Tuesday night.
He has given the subject a great deal
of practical study and handled various
phases of the question in a manner that
clearly impressed his hearers.   It is to
be regretted that a larger audience was
not present.   He thought the flooding
system most advisable for large farms
in this section and the  furrow system
for gardens and lots.   Potato growing
was  spoken of at length.   Mr. Currie
stated that soil should be cultivated 12
to  14 inches deep  the previous  fall,
which forms a reservoir  for  spring..
After the potatoes are planted harrow
it several times, and give it one good
irrigation   when   the  potatoes are in
bloom, accept on high  land where it
requires more water.
For trees, the lecturer stated that no
irrigation should be done after August.
He spoke of drainage and many other
features of great interest to the general
fanner.
Mr. Currie in the course of his remarks spoke of his absolute confidence
in Nicola valley, and stated he was
almost positive that the G. T. P. and
C. N. railways in their route to the
coast from Edmonton would pass
through the Nicola.
Mr. Currie spoke at Lower Nicola,
at Nicola Wednesday and will speak at
Creston on Saturday.
NICOLA NOTES
.... ... -���  -������j ��c��rc ntitriud ar, tne hill
might be  something above Armstrong's store and will fini
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doing before June was over, and to a
certain degree their prophecies have
been fulfilled.
Several people in West Fernie and
other portions of the district have had
to move out of their homes.
The Nicola Land Co., Ltd.
The last issue of the B. C. Gazette
announces the incorporation of the
Nicola Land Co., Ltd., with a capital
of ��25,000 ($125,0p0) divided into 25,000
shares of ��1 each. The company ha.�� i
been formed to take over from the!
Nicola Valley Syndicate, Ltd., the lands
and property acquired by the latter
from J. N. Moore, J. R. Collett and the
Douglas Lake Cattle Co.
Don't forget the big dance.
up at the bridge below Joseph Marshall's residence. The work will occupy about six weeks in all.
J. Peck McSwain, ex-officio mayor of
Summit, who is at present sojourning
in our midsr, fears he is becoming
cross-eyed through reading the "artistic" display headings in the Cranbrook
Prospector. Peck will remain straight
though he may "look" crooked.
The Diamond Vale Supply company
has a spanking new team on their delivery wagon. The driver, "Bill"
Bailey, is said to have made a record in
the delivery line. He delivered two
sacks of flour and a can of sardines at
one place, drove a mile and deposited
two dozen eggs, all in five minutes.
This, too, without breaking an egg or
running over anyone.
Bank of Montreal Statement
The general statement of Canada's
premier banking institution for the
half year ending April 30th, has been
published. The profits for tho half
year amount to $860,682.49, after deducting charges of management and
making full provision for all bad and
doubtful debts j ov   the   Pacl����Sp   he  carries,   but   if
The amount of deposits not bearing J""* ?*��?* d��Wn to,J0ekey wel*ht
iu<.a.t ���~ i i-  ��... . h I there should be  some going next  Vic
toria day.
The following registered at Hotel
Merritt during the past week: H. Tul-
ler, Seattle; H. N. Smith, C.E., New
Westminster; Neil McColl, New Westminster; Z. Kirby, Molson, Wash.; D.
Nicholson, Vancouver; W. Teetzel,
Montreal; J. Irvine, Nelson.
Frank Steel has purchased a cayuse
that has racehorse proclivities, judging
by the try-outs as seen every morning
from the back door of the thought
foundry. He is somewhat handicapped
by   the   package   he
Quite a number of cattle have been
shipped from here the past couple of
weeks to P. J. Russell, Vancouver, as
follows: B. C. Cattle Co., 2 cars- J
Guichon, 2 cars; W. Lauder, 2 cars-
Mrs. Pooley, 2 cars.
W. E. Potter, C.P.R. townsite agent
has sold lot 12, block 9 in Merritt to
Mrs. Annie Both, and lot 10 block 24 to
Aleser Mclntyre.
Some mischievous person or persons
has disfigured the bulletin board on the
station.   If they can be  located they
will be severely dealt with, as this is a
| penitentiary offence.
interest amount to $51,620,373.35, and
those bearing interest, $118,017,801.53.
The excellent system used by the
Bank of Montreal in carrying on their
great institution is responsible for this
excellent showing and the shareholders
will surely smile when they see the
balahce sheet.
F. G. Pyle intends leaving for the
coast the first of the month.
Dell King is down from the Cold-
water for a few days. He declares
Oscar Schubert has alfalfa 20 inches
long.
Jack Thynne's stray cow dog is still
in the metropolis and boarding in the
vicinity of the Coldwater hotel kitchen. I Bpu. uo nBB BWUCB
of Mr"!  ^ w/fefuI """"Wement;through   Canada,
of Mr. J. Peck McSwain, Esq., etc.      I locate here.
W. H. Gray removed his portable
sawmill to Petit creek last week to saw
up logs for the Nicola Valley Lumber
Co., while that concern's new mill is
being reconstructed after the late fire.
Unfortunately quite a number of the
logs have been lost by the breaking
loose of a boom. The company has a
large number of orders to fill.
William MacEwan of Glasgow,
Scotland, who has been in Calgary for
the past few months, arrived in Merritt Wednesday on a visit to his sister,
Mrs. William Mclntyre, whom he had
not seen for nine years. Mr. MacEwan
says Nicola valley is about the prettiest
spot he has struck during his journey
He  will   probable
Hayden's Bid
Charles Hayden, of New York, was
the only and successful bidder last Friday at the sale of the Dominion Copper
properties at Phoenix, his bid being
$261,500. Moses Weinman represented
Hayden at the sale to-day. Hayden
intends to operate the properties, he
was wiied for a statement in connection
with miners' wages and replied as follows:
"I consider workmen's wages the
most sacred of all debts and prior to
everything else, and should certainly
consider that they should be paid in
cash in full."
Among the articles loaned by Mrs. C.
Hoggan for the Victoria day dance, two
chairs and three spoons are missing. If
anyone knows anything of their whereabouts word may be sent to G. B. Armstrong, president of the Merritt Athletic club, or to The Herald office.
RANCHERS ATTENTION!
I am just in receipt of a car load of
salt and can offer lowest possible prices
by the ton, also rock salt for horses.
G. B. Armstrong. THE  NICOLA HERALD
THE NICOLA HERALD
L. a. LOBSINGER, Publisher.
Published Every Friday
Subscription, in Advance, $2 a Year
Merritt, B. C, June 11, 1909.
YELLOW AND WHITE
Another   wedding   of   a   white
woman to a Chinaman  has taken
place  at   Nanaimo,   and   another
parson has been  found willing to
facilitate the marriage by performing the necessary ceremony.    This
is   the   first   wedding of the kind
which has taken place in the coal
city and one of the few which have
disgraced   the  province.      Public
opinion  is strongly  against these
unnatural unions,   and  stimulated
by the press make it decidedly uncomfortable for one Chinaman who
committed the offence against decency and morals in Victoria,  but
the trouble lies with  the parson
who is willing to take blood money
to do what no self respecting layman would listen to for a moment.
One   wonders   why   there   is   no
church consistory or board which
takes cognizance of the conduct of
the   minister   in such matters as
this.    There is no difficulty  in securing the strongest  possible pronouncement on the subject of drinking or smoking,   but  on  a matter
which affects the morale   of   the
white races, the churches are  apparently silent.    The result of their
supineness is that the evil is growing,   and   they   are    responsible.
Once the churches set their face
against  these  marriages   and the
parsons refuses to perform the ceremony there will be an end of them.
���The Week.
Calgary fair announcements state
that an exhibit of shearing sheep
by machinery at the grounds on
July 9th will prove interesting to
many visitors, so will the butter
making and dairy (competitions
ou July 6th, 7th and 8th. An arrangement has also been made
with E. O'Brien of Montreal to
provide an art loan collection of
300 paintings, the work of celebrated Canadian and European
masters. There will be another
monster pageant at the exhibition
similar to the one held last year,
but on a much more elaborate
scale.
WHEN THE AIRSHIP REIGNS
Here's to the north of mystery,
That bleak and barren waste,
Where the Eskimo can only grow
The herb of bitter taste.
Here's to the south so sunny
And bright all the livelong day,
Where oranges grow and blossoms  blow
And the picauines play.
Here's to the east so solemn
And so prone to give advice,
Where  politicians  play   (so  the papers
say)
The man with the biggest price.
And   here's   to   the   west,   the glorious
west,
Where freedom reigns with a will,
Where they jest and josh  but  are there
b'gosh
When it conies to paying the bill.
But here's to what we do not know���
A direction in the air���
For when airships fly and do and die
Shall we be anywhere ? ' 'SIM"
farmer. The Zionists, some years
ago, established a model city near
Chicago, in which various kinds of
busines were carried on, but lately
things have not been prospering
with them very well. If the exodus from Zion City to the west is
general several thousand people
will come over.
A car of wheat was sold last
week at Winnipeg that has been in
storage since November, 1904.
The wheat was specially binned at
Port Arthur, but some trouble
arose between the consignee and
elevator company as to the quantity
of grain and the ownership of some
300 bushels was a question the
courts have been trying to decide
ever since. Decision was given
recently in favor of the elevator
company and the grain sold the
other day at $1.15. The price at
the time of shipment was only 78
cents.
240 acre hay ranch for sale
Comprising 15 head of stock, farming
implements, household goods, 80 acres
in timothy, 40 acres in hay meadow,
balance easily cleared. Located in Otter valley. For further particulars apply to M. Adams, Merritt, B. C.
So rapid is the inarch of progress
in these latter days that it will be
impossible ere long to ignore the
role which aerial navigation will
fill when discussing problems of
national defence. Yesterday the
subject was merely a happy hunting ground for pseudo-scientists of
the Wells type and novelists of less
repute who veiled their ignorance
of practical aeronautics with the
glamor of romance. Today the
part which the conquest of the air
must sooner or later play in the
game of international politics is a
matter for profound deliberations
with the governments of the world.
The party of Zionists who have
been looking over Alberta with a
view.to locatiug a colony in the
province, are reported to have purchased two townships In the Black-
foot reserve, near Bassano, from
the C. P. R. About 40,000 acres
is being secured at present and
later 100,000 acres more will be
required. It is the intention of
these  people  to  go in for general
NOTICE
DON'T FORGET THE
PICNIC and SPORTS
at LOWER NICOLA, on
SATURDAY, JUNE 19th
EVERYBODY WELCOME.
Lunch will be served at 12 o'clock
sharp. Sports will begin at 2 P. M.
Young men bring your sweethearts;
married men don't forget your wife
and family. Come all and enjoy a
pleasant day.
Tickets for lunch: adults, 50c, children 10 years and under, free. Supper
will be served at 6 P.M. Adults, 25c,
children 10 to 15 years, 15c.
Wm. Corkle, Secretary.
D. Dodding, President.
NICOLA VALLEY
BREWERY
I Is now ready to supply your
J wants with the best on the
A     market.
V        Drink the Beer that is going
to help make the coal metropolis famous, grow fat and LIVE till you die.
Patronize Home Industry
L. F0RSCHNER, Proprietor
FOR SALE
Cattle Ranches, Fruit
Lands or Acre Lots.
Coal lands in the Nicola and Similkameen Vallies for sale, lease or bond on
easy terms.
Now is the time to buy a $500.00 Gerhard Heintzman Upright Grand Piano
nearly new for $250.00.
Development work and mining contracts undertaken. Examination and
reports.
FRANK BAILEY & CO.
Mining Engineers,
Merritt, B.C.
A good place to patronize
Ashcroft  Hotel
Newly renovated. Headquarters for
mining men.. Electric Lighted, Hot
and Cold Baths, Cozy Rooms. Best
Table in Town. Fine Bar. Commodious Sample Rooms.
McGillivray & Veasey,  Props.
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
For sale or to let'
800 acres of mountain pasture land.
Apply, M. Adams, Merritt, B. C.
Grand Central Hotel
Ashcroft, B.C.
Everything up to date.   Best cuisine in
town.   Bar supplied with the best wines,
liquors and cigars.   When in Ashcroft
stop at the Grand Central.
GEO. WARD,    -    PROP
F. G. PAIGE
General <��>
Blacksmith
-AGENT FOR-
Sharles Tubular
CreamSeparator
ALSO FOB
The famous John Deere
and Fleury Plows
and all classes of Farm Implements
MERRITT, B. C.
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METROPOLITAN
MEAT MARKET
NICOLA, B. O.
The choicest of Beef,   Mutton,   etc.,
always on hand.
Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.
Bank of ftontreal
Capital,  $14,400,000.   Rest, $12,000,000 Head Office:   Montreal.
Sir Edward Clouston, Bart.   Vice-President & General Manager.
Savings Bank Department.   SPSSftiSEgES
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.
Ban^Taffi^ptSS?. PAYABLK AT p^ * ��* ��<" Canada of a chartered
sma'n'coBt0'"1 "" oxcollont mothod 0{ remitting small sums of money with safety  and at
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
Merritt Branch, Nicola Branch,
A. C. GOURLAY,
Acting Sub-Agent.
A. W. STRICKLAND,
Manager.
COLDWATER HOTEL
WM. McINTYRE, Proprietor
First-class Accommodation.    Best of Cuisine.
Wines,  Liquors and Cigars.
MERRITT,  B. O.
NICOLA VALLEY MEAT MARKET
MERRITT,   B. O.
DEALERS IN
Prime Beef,  TVlutton,   Lamb,   Veal, Pork and Ssusage,
Poultry,   Hams and Bacon,  Fresh Fish
CATTLE   BOUGHT   AND   SOLD   RY  THE   CARLOAD
I. EASTWOOD, Mgr
T. HESLOP,
PROP
W. H. GRAY
(R. M. Woodward's Sawmill.)
BUILDER and
CONTRACTOR
ROUGH & DRESSED LUMBER
SASHES       DOORS
SHINGLES MOULDINGS
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
LOWER NICOLA,   -   B. C.
DRIARD
HOTEL
NICOLA, B. C.
S. KIRBY, - Prop.
Under new management and personally
supervised.
Cuisine 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
The sale of Prince Rupert lots netted
over a million dollars.
Tom Currie, an old Kettle river pioneer died last week.
A branch of the Imperial bank is
opened up at Moyie.
The Granby company has given four
lots for the new Phoenix school site.
Over fifty riflemen attended theO. R.
A. annual prize meet at Vernon last
week.
A whole carload of St. Eugene ore
has been shipped to the Seattle exposition.
A Calgarv sectionman shot a tramp
who insisted on breaking into the section house.
Sturgeon 9 feet long and weighing
350 pounds have been caught in the
Kootenay river.
A man in Phoenix will miss the
Seattle fair. He has been given six
months for vagrancy.
The city of Nelson last Thursday
voted on a bylaw to purchase the tramline. The bylaw carried by a majority
of 153 votes.
A picnic party near Rossland on Victoria day, numbering the unlucky thirteen, were chased from their rendezvous
by two bruins.   '
Col. Robert Stevenson of Princeton
was separated from #40 in cash and
$550 in negotiable paper by a pickpocket
in Seattle last week.
A Rossland woman has been in court
with nine different charges against her
for stealing flowers from residences
and the cemetery.
Owing to sudden warm weather melting the snow on the hills the Fraser
river has risen rapidly and floods are
feared at some points.
The steamer Nechaeo arrived at
Stoney Creek after a most successful
trip from Quesnel. Hereafter she will
make weekly trips to that point.
According to the Hedley Gazette times
along the West Fork are flourishing.
Ore is being shipped steadily and a
bouyant, hopeful spirit prevails among
the claim owners.
Thieves entered the store of P. W.
George at Phoenix the other night,
during an electric storm and got away
with four suits of clothes and a supply
of shoes.
John Carlquist, a saloonman of
Cobleman, is a fugitive from justice
with murder on his soul, according to
the Creston Review, which states that
Carlquist was accused by a boarder of
being rolled. Carlquist, it is stated,
shot the man and dragged his body to
a nearby saloon. The act was witnessed and the alleged murderer fled,
but was subsequently captured.
Pat. Burns, the noted Calgary packer
states that by the prices ruling for
pork in that district farmers should be
able to make a fortune, but the effort
of the majority was being expended on
the raising of wheat. Six to seven and
a half to nine cents dressed is being
paid, and farmers on small sales obtain
in some instances higher prices. He
sees nothing to depreciate the price of
pork in the immediate future.
A Lillooet correspondent says: A
wild man has been seen at Pemerton
meadows and has terrorised the Indians. The chief wrote a letter to the
authorities here stating that this man
had frightened some children and then
burned their tent. The man wears a
long beard and is dressed in buckskin.
There are also reports that he has a
woman with him and that he allows no
one near his tent. A man of this description has been seen at different places during the past year or so.
Do you intend building? If so,, call
and see J. P. Boyd, at the Diamond
Vale Supply Company's store for prices
on Lumber.   Don't forget���do it now.
Specials for the Week
Ham and Bacon
VERY CHOICE     TRY SOME
Canned Fruits are nice for
this time of year    .    .    25c a tin
McLaren's Cream Cheese
in jars 35c each
Quaker Brand Vegetables,
the best in the world.
Diamond Vale Supply Co
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
Propriet
Merritt General
:Store:
SEE OUR STORE
NEXT WEEK
AND BE CONVINCED AT THE
BARGAINS
WE ARE
OFFERING
We carry a full  line of Groceries, Dry
Goods,  Hardware,   Sporting  Goods,   etc.
l
L
J. A. MENZIES, Prop.
Merritt,  B.C.
���4
QtilliGHENA HSTELJ
QTJILO-EIEnsrJL, B.C.
U
r. j. McGregor
Painter and Decorator
Signs, Wagons, Carriages, Buggies, Sleighs, Cutters,
etc. Painting, Graining, Papering, Stencilling, Frescoing, Gilding, Kalsomining, etc.
Estimates furnished free on all kinds of work applying
to the trade.
All work guarauteed first-class.   Once tried you will have no other
f. Boating, Fishing, Shooting, Guides, Horses, etc. S
��� always on hand.                            ���
J FIRST-CLASS WINES AND LIQUORS.  '                       x
t EVERY ACCOMMODATION FOR TOURISTS       $
�� Hot and Cold Water Baths.                            Terms: $2.00 and upwards.   $
I JOSEPH GUICHON,    :::    Proprietor \
Victor Safes,
BEST ON j�� <*
THE MARKET
?*W
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.
NOTICE  TO  CREDITORS
In the Estate of Nawlslstkin (Peter)
Chief of Shulus Indian  Reservation, Deceased.
NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claims against the late
Nawisistkin, who died on the 7th day of
April, 1909, at Shulus Indian Reservation, B.C., are required to send by post
prepaid or deliver to the undersigned
executors of the will of the deceased,
their names and addresses and full particulars in writing of their claims, and the
nature of the securities, if any, held by
by them.
And take notice that after the 15th day
of June, 1909, the said executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the deceased among the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of
which they shall then have had notice.
JOHN H.' COELETT,   \ ��        .
PETER THIRODEAU, /E'xecutors-
Dated Merritt, B.C., 15th April, 1909.
Keep your eye constantly on the
Herald advertisements as many good
opportunities can be obtained therefrom.
60   YEARS'
EXPERIENCE
Trade Marks
Designs
Copyrights &c.
Anyone sending tucketrh nnd description may
quickly oscertnin our opinion free whether an
invention Is probably put en table. Communion*
tlons strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents
Bont free. Oldest aponcy for sccuriitK patonts.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, lu the
Scientific American,
A hnndsomoly illustrated weekly. Lnrpeat clr-
iMilaiion of any Hctentiflc Journal. Terms, $3 a
year; four months, $1. Sold by all newsdealers.
MUNN & Co.36iBrondwa^ New York
Branch Office. 620 F St, Washington, I). O.
MERRITT LIVERY AND FEED STABLES
A. J. COUTLIE,  Proprietor.
Saddle Horses, Single and Double Drivers
supplied on short notice.
First    Class   accommodation for Horses.      Everything New
and First Class.    Express meets all trains.
BUGGIES FOR HIRE.
$1000
BUYS
A well built new frame liouse
containing 4 good rooms, barn,
woodshed, about 1 acre of laud.
Quarter of a mile from railroad
station, near to stores, post-
office, church and school.
APPLY
Nicola Valley Land Co.,
OOUTLEE,  B.O.
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 &SEEDH01JSE,
3010 WESTMINSTER ROAD,
VANCOUVER, - B.C.
Branch Nursery,     -     -    s. Vancouver THE   NICOLA    HERALD
LOCAL NOTES
Don't forget the big dance.
A. C. Gourlay visited Nicola friends
Sunday.
A fence has been built around the
Coldwater hotel lot.
TENDERS FOR HAY
F. W. Bills left for Vancouver last
Thursday on a business trip.
H. Priest's new cottage is about completed and will be painted shortly.
TENDERS will be received by the
undersigned, Manager of the Bank of
Montreal, Nicola, B. C, up to noon of
the 24th day of June instant for 45
tons of hay, more or less, in the stack,
situate about a half a mile from
Nicola. The lowest or any tender not
necessarily accepted. Terms cash.
Further particulars may be obtained
from the undersigned or from A. C
Gourlay of the Bank of Montreal,
Merritt, B. C.
Dated this 9th day of June, 1909.
A. W. STRICKLAND.
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL CARDS
M. L. GRIMMETT, LL. B.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,
NOTARY   PUBLIC,    ETC.
Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal.
NICOLA,
B.   C.
Alf. Collett intends using his new
house for the accommodation of
roomers and boarders.
A. R. Carrington and H. E. Forsyth
took aver the Middlesboro boarding
house Monday morning.
Z. Kirby, lately employed at the
Hotel Keremeos, is spending a few
days in the coal metropolis.
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. H. Steffens, of
Mammet Lake, spent Saturday in Merritt visiting their children.
C. P. Charlton, Dr. T. V. Curtin and
Joe Smallett left on Tuesday's train to
take in the world's fair at Seattle.
R. W. W. Reid has his cottage on
the Middlesboro road completed. P.
Smith and family have moved into it.
G. Devonshire, late of Calgary, has
entered into partnership with L. G.
Thomas in the Laundry at Middlesboro.
J. Mclntyre has a neat picket fence
around his property on Voght streat.
Wm. Reid and wife have moved into
his new house.
WM.  RILEY
General Blacksmith
ESTRAY
Came onto the premises of the undersigned at Aspen Grove on or about the
15 th day of February, 1909, one grey
mare. Brand of Tj. Owner may have
the animal upon proving property and
paying expenses. 3
Methodist services will be held next
Sunday, June 13th, as follows: Merritt,
11 a.m.; Middlesboro, 7 p.m.; Lower
Nicola, 3 and 7.30 p.m.
McLean1 & Hyland have work well
under way on the new school building.
The school, when completed, will certainly be a credit to the town.
Ooyote,   Big-Homed   Owl   and   Golden
Bugle Bounty Regulations
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that,
from the first day of May, 1909, a bounty
of three dollars ($3) will be paid on
every coyote killed within the Province,
on a certificate of a Justice of the Peace
that such animal was killed by the person claiming the bounty, and that the
skin of such animal was produced to
him. The Government Agent, or other
official paying the bounty, shall punch a
hole in the left ear of the animal, the
hole to be not less than one-quarter of
an inch in diameter; and any such hole
in any ear of any skin shall disqualify
any such skin from the bounty.
That from the first day of May, 1909, a
bounty of two dollars ($2) will be paid
tor the destruction of each big-honied
��wl, and of three dollars ($3) for the destruction of each golden eagle within the
Counties of Cariboo, Yale and Kootenay.
Both legs of each golden eagle, upon
which bounty is claimed, must be produced intact to the Provincial Game
Warden, Sir. A. Bryan Williams, J. P.,
of Vacouver, by the person claiming the
bounty.
Every person applying for bounty
shall furnish the Provincial Game Warden with an affidavit to the effectthat
the bird upon which bounty is claimed
was killed within either of the aforesaid
Counties.
HENRY ESSON  YOUNG,
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Office,
13th May, 1909. jun4
iirse Shoeing h npuoialty.
NIOOLA, B. C.
.A..   O.   IF1.
CjOURT NIOOLA, No. 8911, A. O. V��� meets
j second Mini 4t.h Thursday In each month
at 8 p. tn., in Pooloy'rt Hull. Visiting brethren
cordially united.
R. HAZI.BHUBST  C. R.
Rev, 1). K. Allan, Sec.
UNDERTAKING
Caskets and   Coffins of  all Sizes
on Hand.
N. J. Barwick,
Nicola, B. C.
BEAN BROS.
DEALERS IN
HIDES & FURS
Office at A. Jackson's Store
ZMIIEIRIRITT,    -    IB. O.
ICE CREAfl
Parlors are now open for the summer
months.   Best Ice Cream and
Ice Cream Soda in B.C.
G. H. NASH   -   QUI.LCHENA AVBNU3
The Herald was presented this week
with a big bunch of Nicola valley wild
roses. They are beautiful to look upon
and have an exceptionally sweet aroma.
The moon arose totally eclipsed last
Friday night, the totality lasting one
hour. There will be a practical eclipse
of the sun visible here on June 17th.
Fred Reid and wife have arrived from
Vancouver to enter the employ of G.
B. Armstrong. Mr. Reid was last fall
employed by A. E. Howse company at
Nicola lake.
PURE BRED
JERSEY BULL
FOR SERVICE
At the undersigned's ranch.
John H. Collett
H. PRIEST,
Photographer
and Sign Writer
MERRITT, - - B.C.
BE WISE
like   tzhiie:   owl
and have your face laundried at
Winegard's   Barber   Shop
(Near Coldwater Hotel)
British American Live
Stock Association, Ld.
Dick Hazlehurst ar.d Tom Jones
passed through Merritt Tuesday, with
a large string of J. B. Greaves' Douglas
lake horses, which they have taken to
Minnie lake.
Insures all kinds of Live
Stock  against  death
from any cause.
Geo. Irvine is busily engaged making
models of monuments, etc., which will
be made from pressed cement. He has
some excellent designs and there is
practically no age limit to the pressed
cement.
Several feet of the wagon road near
the new school building has been washed
away by high water. Considerable
work will have to be done by the government road gang if the wagon road
i i to be saved. The water is now much
lower.	
G. M. Gemmill, the druggist, is now
occupying all of the front portion of G.
H. Nash's store. He has added considerably to his stock and expects a further consignment on Friday's train.
Mr. Gemmill ifi now handling a line of
;ihfj latest magazines.
R. H. Winny
AGENT. Nieola and district.
0 0 FOR $ $
Job Printing
That Talks
CALL   ON
..The..
NICOLA
HERALA
PRICES RIGHT
WORK PROMPTLY  DONE
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Plastering Brick, Stone,
Cement Floors, Sidewalks, Foundations, etc.
Work promptly and neatly executed.
MERRITT,
B.C.
THE    THOROUGHBRED
STALLION
BY MII.NER-BON ITO
SKASON    1009
The thoroughbred stallion 'Militabo,'
by Milner���Bon Ino., bred by Jos. E.
Seagram, Waterloo, Ontario, and owned
by T. J. Smith, Vancouver, will travel
Merritt, Nicola, Quiichena, Douglas
Lake, etc. districts.    Stud fee, $20.00.
For particulars apply,
R.A. SMITH, MERRITT
���OR-
S. KIRBY, NICOLA
Coutlee Hotel
��� and Store ~
The Gateway to the Nicola Valley Coal Fields
Under one Management, better
than ever.
Concise and special attention
given all patronage.
We are receiving a new line of
Groceries at all times, fresh California fruits and vegetables every
week.
A carload of Flour and Grain.
Also Wagons and Al Buggies to
arrive shortly.
Call and be convinced.   You will be assured qf a square deal.
TO THE PEOPLE OF MERRITT AND THE
NICOLA VALLEY:
I have opened a drug store in temporary quarters secured
in the Nash building. It is my intention to carry a full
line of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Drug Sundries, Stationery, Magazines, Post Cards and Cigars. I hope by Honest
Goods, Honest Methods and Honest Prices to merit your
patronage.
Special attention to mail orders.
G. M. GEMMILL
DRUGGIST
MERRITT, B.C.
SAVE!
The only way to save is to deal with
the Premier store of the Nicola valley
BARGAINS IN ALL LINES
Spring house cleaning. I am headquarters for
Linoleums, Carpet Squares, Mats, Jap Matting, Wall Papers, Burlaps, etc.
I am opening a ladies' ready-to-wear department to my store and can supply waists, skirts,
coats and everything that a lady may desire.
Gents' furnishings at startling reductions.
Look the problem square in the face and
SAVE
0. B. ARMSTRONG, MERRITT
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