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MAR 8. 1809
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Vol. 5, No. 8.
MERRITT, B. 0, FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1909.
$2 a Year.
CHASING THE PUCK
MERRITT LOSES TO NIOOLA IN AN
EXCITING GAME
A Good Exhibition of Hookey Shown
at the Lake on Saturday Morning Last���Merritt and Nico-
ola Juniors Mix It
The game between Merritt and
Nicola at the latter town last Saturday morning was by far the best
exhibition of hockey seen in the
valley this season. Both teams
were on their mettle,-and it was a
toss-up which seven was the better
in the strenuous puck-punting stunt.
Nicola, however, proved somewhat
the stronger and won by a margin
of 2-0.
The ice was just a trifle soft, but
did not seem to interfere with good
work on thie part of both teams.
Curtin and Charlton wero the particular stars ou the Nicola side,
while Geo. Murray and Ed. Riley
showed up iu a much improved
form. Richardson played a swift,
heady game for the visitors, despite
the fact that he was suffering from
an injured knee. Roy Tnomas and
Wilson also gave the lake manipulators a good run for their money.
For a "green hand" Fred Pyle
ably declared himself at goal. Both
teams showed much improvement,
and it is to be regretted that prospects of the ice holding out any
longer are very slim.
The line-up was as follows:
NICOLA MERRITT
Allan Goal Pyle
Jiio. Murray        Point Robson
Curtin Cover Point Thom
G. Murray Rover Richardson
Charlton Centre Wilson
F; Riley Right Wing     R. Thomas
E. Riley Left Wing     E. Thomas
The fine weather brought out a
large number of spectators, who
waxed quite enthusiastic over the
manner iu which the national winter game was demonstrated.
The Merritt aggregation was taken in hand at the conclusion of
the game, and bontifully enter-
taiued by the Hot Tamale team
and the athletic association. Dinner was served in fine style at the
Driard hotel.
The juvenileNicola hockey team pumped into Merritt by hand-car Wednesday
morning looking for trouble. The 'ocal
"kids" were taken by surprise, but suon
a bunch was gathered together and the
two youthful armies of puck-sluggers
were mixiug it' 'hot and sassy'' on a pond
of ice in Garcia's field. The match was
very interesting and afforded great fun
for those who were forrunate enough to
witness it. The boys had class to their
playing at times and showed that they
possessed first-class material for future
league hockeyists. Gus Bralin, for the
coal diggers, delivered a line of goods
that kept the lads from the lake wondering. Otherwise, the teams were quite
evenly matched and put up a game fight.
The wind-up showed a win for Merritt
by 1���0. The boys played six "men" a
side, who stood the racket as follows:
NICOLA MERRITT
Clark Goal Hoggan
Chub Kirby Point Eric Bralin
Tom Clark     Cover Point      Gus Bralin
O. Murray Centre Fred Nash
Cecil Kirby     Right Wing        Rolinson
Johnston Left Wing      Abbie Nash
A return game will be played at Nicola
Saturday morning if the ice is in proper
condition.
Bill Miner's Pal Captured.
"I will talk about anything but that.
The truth about Bill Miner's escape
would do the prison officials no good,"
said Charles Clarke, a pal of the train
robber, who escaped from the British
Columbia penitentiary with Miner in
August, 1907, in the Skagit county jail
at Mount Vernon. Clarke was picked
up on a minor chargq, and was at once
recognized. He refuses to return to
Canada without extradition.
Clarke said he left Bill Miner at
Jamestown, N. D., six months ago.
Miner left that point for Southern
Wyoming, where, it is claimed, he intended to gather a few of his old friends
and go train robbing.
Clarke steadfastly refused to discus;
the escape from prison. It has been
supposed that Miner's freedom had
been purchased by tljose interested in
securing possession of $250,000 in Australian bonds from a Canadian Pacific
express car in the Mission hold-up in
1904.
AT LOWER NICOLA
LOCAL N3WS.
Max Ekar, who has been very sick
from pneumonia for the past few days,
was removed to the Kamloops hospital
by Thursday's train.
The meeting held in the Herald hall
Monday evening to discuss matters re
organizing an I.O.O.F. lodge at Merritt was quite successful, and it is expected that a branch of this noble order
will be instituted here shortly.
J. A. Menzies has his staff busy this
week putting spring goods on the
shelves. This store is now equipped
with a fresh and complete stock in al}
general lines, and is prepared to give
customers every satisfaction.
Bruce Warden returned from the old
country on Monday after an absence
of several months. He has resumed his
former position as local manager of the
Nicola Valley Coal & Coke company.
Mrs. Warden and children will not arrive for a few weeks y��t.
The Diamond Vale Supply Company
is still doing business at Coutlee, selling off their large stock at greatly
reduced prices. Those wishing to take
advantage of the bargains offered at
this big removal sale should get in
without delay.
The Diamond Vale Supply company
intends to remove its stock from Coutlee to Merritt in a few days. At present the firm is holding forth in a warehouse, having vacated their former
premises on March 1st to make room
for the new firm of S. J. Solomon &
Co.
T. C. Brookes, district representative
of the local unions, returned Monday
from a few weeks' trip to Lethbridge
and the camps on the Crows Nest Pass.
Mr. Brookes reports the recent U. M.
W. of A. convention at Lethbridge as
very successful, and everything on the
Crow working smoothly.
Very shortly now the housewife will
be bustling about with a gleam of determination in her eye, armed with cap,
broom and duster, and will have everything topsy-turvy in her zeal to eliminate the smallest speck of dirt from the
remotest corner. Hubby will be taking
cold meals from the mantlepiece, and
will spend his spare hours beating carpets and cussing stovepipes in the back
yard. Oh! happy is the housecleaning
time.
AN   INTERESTING   BUDGET   PROM
DOWN THE LINE
Development Work on Ten-mile Group
���Lumbering on tho Rustle-Joe
Collett to Out Up Ranch-
Cupid is Busy
Wm. Corkle, local manager for the
Erl syndicate, came down from the Ten-
mil* group last week. He reports work
progressing and expects to have the
proper: y opened up in good shape this
summer. The Ten-mile dirt is well
mineralized and some ore has been shipped at a good profit. The present owners are handicapped for capital. Mr.
Corkle informs us his company is ready
to accept any reasonable proposition
and help development. Barclay Bonthrone, general manager of the company for B. C, is ready to put irr a smelter as soon as there is ore enough to
warrant it.
The Nicola Valley Lumber company,
of Canford, has been busy all winter
cutting logs and piling them on the
banks of the river, to be driven down
to the mill as soon as the ice leaves.
The company will have a very busy
season, as they have contracts on hand
now for several million feet of lumber,
and have been forced to refuse several
large contracts Exporting lumber is a
new industry in the valley and this
company deserves great credit for the
progress they have made.
H. H. Woodward, accompanied by his
daughter, left Tuesday for California to
visit relatives and inspect fruit-growing
and irrigation work that may help him
in the future development of lands he
still owns near Lower Nicola. Mr.
Woodward is one of the pioneer fruit
growers of the valley and has demonstrated to the world that Nicola valley
fruit will soon find its way to foreign
markets.
Joe Collett has purchased the old Emerson Woodward ranch, located |on the
south side ol Nicola river, and contemplates clearing all the land and developing an irrigation system for the entire
tract, in order to subdivide it into ten-
acre lots for homeseekers such as Nicola
valley is at present making room for.
Joe's progressive plan ia to be heartily encouraged.
Cupid's arrows have been striking
hearts permiscuously all around Lower
Nicola, and the merry month of June
will likely see the stricken ones paired
off in matrimony to advance the cause
of our glorious valley and live happy
forever after. Moral: Boys, commence
to save up your tin cans.
Nearly half a million feet of logs are
on hand in the local mills to be sawn
for use at Merritt. W. II. Gray and
J. A. Menzies expect to start fcheir
portable mills next week and will give
employment to a large force of men.
They expect to be able to supply all
demands for lumber this summer.
Wm. Lauder, of the upper valley, has
300 head of cattle consuming some of
the surplus hay around here. They are
looking fine, under the care of Clarence
and Fred Woodward.
Louis Austin and family are now at
home on the ranch recently purchased
from H. H. Woodward. Lou intends to
remodel the entire ranch and will engage in fruit growing.
Shivel & Grote have sold their stock
and moved same to S. J. Solomon & Co.
at Coutlee.
Mrs. Dan Mclnnes left for the coast
on Tuesday.
Church Services.
Anglican Church:
Vicar Jas. Thompson will hold services next Sunday as follows:
Sunday, March 7th���Merritt, 11 a.m.
Nicola, 7.30 p.m.
March 14th���Nicola, 11 a.m.
March 21st���Merritt, 3 p.m.
Nieola, 7.30 p.m.
March 28th���Nicola, 11 a.m.
Presbyterian Church:
Rev. D. K. Allan will preach Sunday
next as follows:
Nicola, 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Lower Nicola, 3 p.m.
Methodist Church :
Rev. O. M. Sanford will conduct services next Sunday as follows :
Dot, 10.30 a.m. ,
Merritt, 3 p.m.
Middlesboro, 7 p.m.
Lower Nicola, 7.30 p.m.
LOCAL NEWS.
J. Starwall is in town from Nicola
for a few days.
John Ovington and family left on
Tuesday for Nanaimo, where they will
reside.
Charles A. Leonard is applying for a
liquor license for the Commercial hotel
at Nicola.
W. T. Jackson, traveling representative of the Vancouver Daily Province,
paid the Herald a fraternal call today.
Prospects are bright for a considerable amount of building operations
around the camp the coming spring and
summer.
OF LOCAL IMPORT
Kamloops will be one hundred years
old in August of next year and a monster centennial exposition is planned to
mark the important event.
Wm. Angstead states that the slope
on the Brock mire coal property is now
in 270 feet, and he expects to connect
with the main body of coal at any time.
It is reported on good authority that
Bob Waickshi��r has banded his copper
property, commonly known as "the
negroe's claim," to the Tyee Smelter
Co.
H. A. Kennedy, representing the A.
R. Williams Machinery Co., of Vancouver, was in town this week and secured
good orders from the Diamond Vale
and Middlesboro collieries.
MEETING   TO  CONSIDER VICTORIA
DAY CELEBRATION
Dan Campb ill Has a Narrow Escape
Prom Cremation Early Wednesday  Morning���Pire Wardens to be Elected
A meeting of citizens was held in
the Herald hall Thursday evening
to discuss matters concerning the
Victoria day celebration. It was
decided last year that May 24th
should be the annual celebration
day for the coal metropolis. However, Nicola having signified its
intention to have "doings" on that
day this year, the meeting decided
to leave the matter open for a few
days until some satisfactory arrangement could be made between the
two towns.
A deputation from the lake will
be here Saturday afternoon to come
to an understanding with the people of Merritt. The following delegates were appointed to meet
Nicola's representatives : G. B.
Armstrong, I. Eastwood, F. Steele,
U. S. Thomas, Wm. Mclntyre and
A. S. Bennett.
Awoke in a Blaze
Dan Campbell had rather an exciting
experience during l.jj early hours of
Wednesday morninj, when he awoke to
find the interior of ...^ aback on ire and
the bed upon which he was sleeping
almost enveloped in flames. Needless
to say, Dan lost no tims in making his
get-away, and, as the outside ozone was
in direct contrast to the weather in the
shack, he had the presence of mind to
grab what clothing was in sight. Fortunately, Mr. Campbell escaped with
nothing more serious than a hair singe.
The shack and contents, however, were
burned to the ground. The fire is supposed to have originated from a defective pipe.
Election of Pire Wardens
In accordance with a government
notice appearing on page four of this
issue of the Herald, a meeting of the
citizens will be held in Hyland hall on
Saturday, March 13th, for the purpose
of electing three fire wardens. All
males of 18 and upwards may vote.
Two new cottages are being erected
on Nicola avenue.   The larger one will ]
be  occupied   by  George  Osborne,  of
Middlesboro,   and   the   other by Sam
Poole, of Diamond Vale collieries.
Ric. A. Fraser left Tuesday on a few
weeks' trip to Victoria.
A meeting will be held in Menzies'
hall, tomorrow (Saturday) evening to
complete arrangements for the firemen's ball on St. Patrick's night. This
will be the event of the season.
H. J. and E. J. Pendleton and John
Slusher, of Seattle, were the gentlemen
who went up the Coldwater last week
in connection with the big timber option deal mentioned in our last issue.
Howard Lowes, who has been employed at Armstrong's store for the
past year, left yesterday for Ashcroft
to accept another situation. Mr. Lowes
carries with him the best wishes of his
numerous friends in Merritt and vicinity.
"Tex" Elliott had a close rub with
the grim monster this morning when he
partook of a quantity of iodine, thinking
it to be Worcestershire sauce. By taking antidotes immediately afterwards
"Tex" was relieved. Hereafter, however, he will stick to the old brand of
breakfast appetizer.
Di\ Morrison
DENTIST
j* Expects to be in j*
MERRITT
next Wednesday,
March 10th THE   NICOLA.   HERALD
THE NICOLA HERALD
L. G. LOBSINGER, Publisher.
Published Every Priday
Subscription, in Advance. 82 a Tear
Merritt, B. C, March  5, 1909.
EDITORIAL NOTES.
Merritt should follow the lead
set by other towns of any importance in British Columbia and waste
no time in forming a board of trade.
Concerted action on the part of our
business men would be of immense
advantage in advertising the coal
metropolis. We naturally expect
the future to hold in store great
things for our little city, and the
one logical course to pursue if we
wish our expectations realized is to
get together with plans and suggestions for the furtherance of our
mutual interests. A young and
growing town such as Merritt
should have some force at the helm
to steer the bark of progress around
the rocks of the knocker and
through the shoals of doubt. There
are a thousand and one things
which can be accomplished by a
body of capable, broad-minded men
that will make for the betterment
of present conditions and augment
our future prosperity. In union
there is strength; in concerted action by representative citizens of
any community lies the foundation
for its permanency and success.
Representations by the cleverest individual can never hope to carry
the same weight as representations
made by a combination of hard-
headed business men. Merritt is
in need of many things which can
without doubt be readily secured
by strenuous, united action. It is
up to the citizens generally and the
business men in particular to get
busy in this connection. There is
no time like NOW ! Let us have a
board of trade by all means !
Last Saturday was the anniversary of the battle of Paardeberg. On
February the 27tn, 1900, the final
charge of the Canadians brought
the surrender of the famous general, Cronje, and his army of 5,000
Boers, and with it the beginning of
the end of the South African war.
This was the big fight in which the
Canadian contingent received its
baptism of fire, and many members
of the Dominion force Were killed
and wounded in action on that day.
Paardeberg was one of the first real
successes of the Imperial army in
the war and was followed on February 28th by the relief of Ladysmith by Lord Dundonald, and on
March 7th by Lord Roberts' triumphant advance on Bloomfontein,
which surrendered to the British
forces six days later.
of Nicola lake can be imagined as
an ideal site for the provincial university ?
There are few young people in
North America, born within the
past four decades and with ordinary educational advantages, but
have read and cherished the Elsie
books. These famous volumes
conducts a Southern child through
all the experiences of youth and
schooldays, through young womanhood and even into the paths of
love, marriage and motherhood.
The Elsie books have an enormous
audience of young readers, especially among the gentler sex, who
will learn with mingled feelings
that their author, Miss Martha
Finley, is dead at the age of 81.
The newspapers of British Columbia, irrespective of party leanings, are all loud iu praise of Martin Burrell, member for Yale-Cariboo, for the very favorable impression he has made in the east. The
following is from the Ladysmith
Chronicle: "It is safe to say that
since Martin Burrell, M. P., addressed the Canadian Club of Montreal, eastern Canadians know more
about British Columbia than they
ever did before. Extracts from
Mr. Burrell's lecture are being
printed in nearly all of the eastern
Canadian papers."
The government at Victoria is
taking a stand on the local option
question which should appeal to all
fair-minded people. Although the
petitions sent in asking for local
option legislation were strongly
signed, the government has decided
that the only fair manner in which
this important matter can be dealt
with is to call for an expression of
the voice of the whole province.
Consequently, a referendum will be
submitted to the electors at a date
shortly to be made known.
The women suffragettes have
again donned their war togs and
are putting up a series of free fights
in dear old Lon'on. Over thirty
of these deluded females were arrested last week and sentenced to
thirty days in the cooler. A sister
to Lady Curzon is said to be one of
the number in limbo.
$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.
APPLT
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.
���\KT.   DOBSON
PROPRIETOR
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
TtO.--
���ML-
JUL
METROPOLITAN
MEAT MARKET
' NICOLA, B. O.
The choicest of Beef,  Mutton,  etc.,
always on hand.
Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.
T.HE8L0P, ���
With the gradually increasing development of the great mineral,
timber and agricultural resources
of Nicola valley, together with the
invigorating ozone and beautiful
scenery, the rose of prosperity each
year takes on a deeper hue and
shows a more vigorous growth.
Princeton is the latest burg to
make a plea for the University of
British Columbia site. With all due
respect, it must be admitted that
Princeton is still a little too far in
the woods to stand a reasonable
chance. With Merritt or Nicola,
however, the proposition is different. These towns are on the railway, only a few miles from the main
line ; and, besides geographical advantages, possess the additional attractions of climatic and scenic
conditions which cannot be surpassed anywhere in the province.
What more healthful or beautiful
spot than along the alluring shores
Because his wife has chronic cold
feet is one of the reasons given by
a horrid Spokane man in a suit for
divorce. Some men are born with
cold feet, some men achieve them,
but the married man has them
thrust upon him.
An exchange remarks that it is
only a matter of time until people
begin to say nice things about you
���but you will be too dead to appreciate them.
ACCLIMATIZED
TESTED STOCK
SEEDS, TREES, PLANTS
For the Farm, Garden, Lawn
or Conservatory.
Reliable varieties at reasonable prices.
No Borers. No Scale. No Fumigation
to damage stock. No windy agents to
annoy you.
��� Extra choice lot of fruit tri. 'is for the
fall trade, consisting of 50,000 Peach,
Pear, Plum and Cherry; 70,000 Apple in
leading varieties; 100,000 small fruit
plants. Strictly home grown without
irrigation and our own propagation from
bearing stock. Tons of Bulbs for fall
planting. Choice grass and grain seeds
always in stock.
Fertilizers, Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps
Spraying material. Cut Flowers, etc.
Oldest established nursery on the
mainland of British Columbia.
CATALOGUE FREE.
M. J. HENRY
3100 Westminster Hand,      Vancouver, B. O.
A man who spends his time running down his neighbors and knocking his town, usually winds up in
an Old Man's Home.
A boost for Merritt and Nicola
valley is a boost for No. 1.
NOTICE
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 by mutual consent. The undersigned T. ,1. Smith will pay all debts
owing by the said partnership and all accounts owing to the same must be paid to
him.
Dated this first day of February, 1909.
Witness:
M. L Grimmett. Jos��ph Collett.
T. J. Smith.
COUTLEE HOTEL
COUTLEE,  B. C.
�����*���<*
The Gateway to the Nicola Valley Coal Fields
STRICTLY   FIRST   CLASS
Dining Room Unexcelled
TRY OUR DINING ROOM ud SATISFY YOURSELF
The Bar is Stocked with the Highest Grade Goods and we Make a
Speeialty of Fancy Mixed Drinks.
COLDWATER HOTEL
WM. McINTYRE, Proprietor
First-class Accommodation.    Best of Cuisine.
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
MERRITT, B. C.
NICOLA VALLEY MEAT MARKET
MOIiniTT,  B. 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. MST
JUST ARRIVED-A Fresh Supply
NEW STOCK
Consisting of all sorts of Candies, Chocolates,
Figs, Oranges, Fruits, Nuts, Toys, etc., etc.
We are also well equipped in Stationery, Cigars and Tobacco.
Agency for the Columbian Graphophone
and Edison Phonograph Machines j* j*
J. Q. LEONARD,   Merritt and Nicola
DRIARD
HOTEL
NICOLA, B. C.
S. KIRBY, - Prop.
Under new management and personally
supervised.
Cuisine unexcelled.
Hot and cold baths.
Every 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
M
CHIPS FROM THE BLOCK
A Lineup on What is Doing in Near-by
Districts and Throughout British
Columbia Generally
Greenwood miner's union will hold a
St. Patrick's ball.
A Cranbrook firm is offering $510 for
S. A. war script.
Moyie Oddfellows will build a $3000
hall in that city.
Revelstoke is trying to get the Dominion fair for 1911.
A very large cougar was found dead
at Welldo last week.
The Molsons will erect a new bank
building at Revelstoke.
It is said that the Empress hotel at
Victoria is to be enlarged.
Salmon Arm amateurs gave a successful minstrel show last week.
Exhibits for the A.-Y.-P. exposition
are being collected in Princeton district.
Phoenix and Grand Forks are a tie
for the Boundary hockey league championship.
The government officials have moved
into the magnificent new eourt house at
Nelson.
The lid iB screwed down in Grand
Forks as regards gambling and Sunday
booze.
The roof of P. Burns' storehouse at
Fernie has collapsed under the immense
weight of snow.
The trade board of in Revelstoke will
expend $5000 in advertising the resources of that city.
. A young deer which had been chased
by coyotes paraded the streets of Grand
Forks the other day.
Armstrong will vote Saturday on a
bylaw to borrow $2500 to improve the
agricultural grounds.
Keremeos is getting down to business.
The citizens there are clamoring for an
issuer of marriage licenses.
Cranbrook Herald: The Canadian bible (Eaton's catalogue) arrived in time
last week for the Sunday service.
One Italian seriously stabbed another
at Rossland the other day over a quarrel
as to which was the better mucker.
Jack Johnson, the big, black pugilistic
champion, is expected to arrive in Vancouver on March 12th from Australia.
A "hard times" ball at Salmon Arm
the other night drew a small attendance. Probably an admission fee was
charged.
A slick American crook, who made a
specialty of cashing bogus express orders, was jugged by officials at Revelstoke last week.
Kelowna, by a vote of 133 to 23, has
voted to purchase a park to cost the sum
of $30,000. The natives of the fruit belt
are no small potatoes.
The merchants of Kelowna have
agreed to close their places of business
every Thursday afternoon from April
1st till October 28th, inclusive.
Phoenix and Greenwood mixed up a
hockey game with a fist fight the other
day. Groenwood won in hockey by 2���0
and the scrap was called a draw.
Work has been stopped on the Kootenay Central, the time for the completion of the line having been extended
two years by the Dominion government.
Phoenix now has a curfew bylaw.
The Pioneer says: "It is one way of
trying to protect the children of parents
who have lost the respect of their offspring."
Out of 104 cars of tracklaying material ordered for the V.V. & E. between
here and Keremeos, twenty-five have
arrived at the latter place and Oroville.
���Princeton Star.
A baby daughter has come to bless
the home of Brer. Wright of the Princeton Star. A treatise on "Carpet Tacks
as a Household Danger" may be expected in the Star ere long.
The Star saya that $5,000,000 has been
set aside by the provincial government
as a grant to the new school at Golden.
Smoke up, brother; the close season
��� for "hop" will soon be on.
A company of evangelists will do a
three weeks' stunt in Greenwood. Col.
Lowery, of the Ledge, will take up the
offering and superintend the confiscation
of "devices of the devil."
Two more inmates of the provincial
penitentiary escaped last week. They
were long-term burglars. There must
be some relatives of the original E. Z.
Mark among the New Westminster
officials.
There are said to be 150 idle lumberjacks in Slocan ; a postoffice and store
have put up the shutters at Three Forks
and the Roseberry postoffice is no more.
No wonder that a deep ultramarine hue
prevails over the district that was so
often painted red in the silvery days of
yore.
There are a bunch of young fellows in
this city going to the devil as fast as
inclination, environment and a down-hill
grade without brakes will let them. If
their parents don't use a horsewhip or a
club effectively most of them will land
on the national stone heap.���Greenwood
Ledge.
GRAND HOTEL
(Cor. Nicola Ave. & Garcia St.)
NOW OPEN
FOR BOARDERS
First-Class Accommodation.
Newly Furnished.
(MRS. C. HOGGAN,
| Proprietress.
Daniel Carter, whose affections for a
fair maid near Vernon were not reciprocated, expressed his injured feelings
by emptying a .44 Colt's through the
windows of his lady love's home. Fortunately, no one was injured. Carter
is now behind steel bars meditating on
the origin of Love.
The citizens of Nelson are having a
hot time in deciding on the correct time.
The city time differs 48 minutes from
sun time, which varies 11 minutes from
C.P.R. time. Time will tell whether
they will ever be able to tell the time in
Nelson, but at present it is well to have
an accident policy when you ask' 'What's
the time?" in that city.
The Nicola Herald, Two Dollars.
W. H. GRAY
(R. M. Woodward's Sawmill.)
BUILDER and
CONTRACTOR
ROUGH & DRESSED LUMBER
SASHES      DOORS
SHINGLES MOULDINGS
LOWER NICOLA,   -   B. C.
YOU ARE
Invited to give us a call and inspect
our high-grade line of Jewelry, Silverware and Fancy Goods at
Low Prices.
Special attention given to all kinds
of repairs.
Haddad's Jewelry Store,
NICOLA, B. C.
MERRITT
FOR LOTS AND ACREAGE IN THIS, THE
COMING TOWN OF THE INTERIOR SEE
H. 5. Cleasby, <& Coutlee
or at Nieola Valley Meat Market, Merritt,
every Wednesday & Saturday afternoon
Merritt General
:Store:=
JUST ARRIVED
A  FRESH   SUPPLY  OF
GROCERIES, HARDWARE, DRY GOODS,
BOOTS AND SHOES
ALSO   A  CARLOAD OF
FLOUR  AND FEED.
ALL OUR STOCK IS PHRFBOTLY NBW.
GHVB US A OALL AND BB OONVINOBD.
A splendid stock of Doors,
Windows, Shingles and Building Material.  '
J. A. MENZIES, Prop.
Merritt, B.C.
$3,000 SNAP!
640  ACRES
IMPROVED CATTLE RANCH IN OTTER VALLEY
Stock and New Implements with Improvements
cost $3,000.
The land alone is worth $6,ooo and the timber
$3,000 j good water power.
Situated in the beautiful Otter Valley, on the
main Similkameen stage road. The location
line, of both the V. V. & E. Ry. and C. P. Ry.
have been surveyed through the property.
$2,000 cash and $1,000 on mortgage to suit purchaser will secure the property, with stock and
implements.
PREEMPTIONS AND TIMBER LANDS
secured for settlers at cost prices.
CHOICE TOWN LOTS FOR SALE
WANTED���A few Cottages and Houses to
rent from $io to $20 per month
FRANK BAILEY & GO.
NICOLA AVENUE
MERRITT, R C.
Bank of flontreal
Capital, $14,400,000.   Rest, $12,000,000 Head Office:   Montreal.
Sir Edward Clouston, Bart.   Vice-President & General Manager.
Savings Bank Department,   g*8��&$��3$
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. .16c.
These ORDERS are PAYABLE AT PAR at any offloe in CanacU of a chartered
Bank (Yukon excepted).
They form an excellent method of remitting small sums of money ��if h 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.
All kinds of Carriage work and Wheel-Wrighting promptly executed.
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.
CUTTERS FOR HIRE. THE   NICOLA    HERALD
LOCAL NOTES
The first robin arrived last week.
Do you belong to the booster club?
Have you secured your ticket for the
grand firemen's ball?
Frank Bailey made a business trip to
the coast a few days ago.
There is rumor of a rooming house
being erected at Merritt.
A New Firm
As will be seen by their ad. in this
issue, S. J. Solomon & Co. have opened
a general store in the premises just
vacated by the Diamond Vale Supply
Co. and are putting in a new and complete- stock. Mr. Solomon, the head of
the firm, is known throughout the valley as a capable, straightforward business man, and his wide business connections warrant him in asking and expecting a fair share of the patronage
of the buying public. There is no reason why this new firm should not flour-
rish and prosper.
Go to J. A. Menzies' General Store
for fresh bananas and oranges.
On Monday the school opening hour
was changed from 9.30 to 9 a.m.
Mrs. A. Coutlee and daughter, Mrs.
A. Fyle, visited Nicola friends on Monday.
Sixteen cars of coal went out by
Saturday's train, and big loads Tuesday
and Thursday.
There is already talk of organizing a
baseball team in the camp for the coming season.
Jim Joiner and Billy O'Donnell have
a contract of cleaning twenty acres of
land for J. Garcia.
J. M. and H. Tuller, Vancouver timber men, were registered at the Hotel
Merritt last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mclntyre visited
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Chapman at Lower
Nicola on Saturday.
Fred. S. Gay, who was severely injured at the m:-ies last week, is now
able to be up, and id progressing splendidly.   ���	
W. E. Duncan, late manager of'the
Diamond Vale Collieries, Ltd., took
possession of his ranch at Canford this
week.
Stanley Kirby, the genial proprietor
of the Driard hotel, Nicola, circulated
among friends at the metropolis on
Sunday.
Don't forget the Jeweller at Nicola.
Your repairs will be promptly attended
to at coast prices. J. B. Haddad, Nicola, B. C.
Mrs. Fred Howse and Miss Flo Hunter, of Nicola, were among the enthusiastic spectators at the junior hockey
game on Wednesday.
The old John Wilson ranch in Lower
Nicola, lately owned by Mrs. R. M.
Woodward, has been sold to J. Smith,
of Spences Bridge.
It is time to think about and order
trees for spring planting. This is not
a matter that should be delayed until
the spring breaks.
The ladies of Merritt held a meeting
at Mrs. Phillips' homo yesterday afternoon in connection with the refreshment end of the firemen's ball.
'VILLAGES FIRE PROTECTION ACT,"
ELECTION   OF   WARDENS.
A MEETING  of the inhabitants   of
JLM      the Town of Merritt will be con-
���* ���*     vened in Hyland Hall on March
13th, 1909, at 10 o'clock a. m. for  the
purpose of electing three fire wardens.
Nominations shall be made between 10
and 11 o'clock in the morning, and the
poll, if any, shall be taken between 11
o'clock in the morning and 1 o'clock in
the afternoon.
Every male inhabitant of the town of
the age of eighteen years and upwards,
except Chinese and Indians, may vote at
the election. GEO. MURRAY,
Nicola, B. C, Govt. Agent.
3rd March, 1909.
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 LAKE, B. C.
.a_ o. :f-
OOURT NICOLA, No. 8811, A. O. F.. meet*
second and 4th Thursday in each month
at 8 p. m., in Pooley'a Hall. Visiting brethren
cordially invited,
R. H.AZI.KHUK8T, O. R.
Rbv. D. K. Allan, Sec.
New House���Cottage Roof
FOR SALE CHEAP.
Located one mile from coal mines, sta
tion and post office. 5 rooms���parlor 16
xl2. 2 bedrooms 8x9 each. 1 Bedroom
10x12. Kitchen 11x12. Good well (crib
bed in). Cabin* on rear of lot 10x12,
shingle roof, walls two-ply lumber.
BUILDING AND LOT COST $600
TWO YEARS AGO.
PRIQE NOW, $700.
Terms: $250 cash,
meats to be arranged.
Balance  in  pay-
If yon want anything in the house or
land line come and see us. We know we
can fix you ap if you give us a chance.
Frank Bailey & Co.
Nkola Are.       -      -        -       Merritt, B.C
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
by S. J. Solomon & 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.G.
Signed, A. W. Grote.
J. E.  Shivel.
NOTICE
Is hereby given that thirty. Jays after
date I intend to apply to the cuperinten-
dent of provincial police, Victoria, B.C.,
for a retail liquor license.for the commercial hotel at Nicola, B.G.
Charles A. Leonard.
Nicola, B.C., Maroh 5th, 1909.
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
MEEEITT,    -    B. O.
ASPEN GROVE
ROAD HOUSE
ASPEN GROVE, B.C.
From and after November 20th the above house
will be open for the accommodation of travellers.
F. C. PAICE
General &
Blacksmith
-AGENT FOB-
DAN.   FRASER
BOOT AND SHOE
REPAIRER
Work promptly and neatly executed.
Nicola Ave.   MERRITT, B. C.
The famous John Deere
and Fleury Plow?
and all classes of Farm Implements
MERRITT, B. C.
The harhingers of Spring have about
all been in evidence, and if the sign
language has any true merit, we need
not worry about any more winter.
J. B. Greaves has brought 900 head
of cattle from Douglas Lake, and is
feeding them at Nicola, owing to a
shortage of range fodder at the home
ranch.
J. R. A. Richards, formerly of the
Coutlee hotel, is now running a $2.50-per
house at Salmon Arm, which takes
gracefully to the name of Montebello.
His numerous friends in the valley will
be glad to hear that Joe is taking on
weight both physically and financially,
and has cut out politics and poker.
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 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
S. J. SOLOMON ���& CO.
'"
Hotel Merritt
RATES $2 A DAY.
MERRITT, B.C
FINE ROOMS       <">       FINER TABLE
FINEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
FINE   LARQB   SAMPLE  ROOMS
HEADQUARTERS   FOR   COMMERCIAL   TRAVELERS
G. E. HYGH
Proprietor
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 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
G. B. ARMSTRONG, MERRITT
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 I intend to apply
to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works to purchase 480 acres mountain
pasture land.
Beginning at the S. W. corner of my
pre-emption on the Pot Hole Creek in
the Nicola district, running 80 chains
west, 40 chains 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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