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 THE NICOLA HERALD
Vol. 5, No. 27.
YEARLY SCHOOL REPORT
MERRITT, B. 0., PRIDAT, JrJLT ^
Prinoipal Fraser Gives Information and
Timely Suggestions
During the year 1908-09 instruction
was imparted to seventy-five pupils at
the Merritt public school. School was
held in Hyland hall. Owing to the lack
of proper accommodation and equipment, progress was not as rapid as it
would be under more favorably circumstances. However, it is safe to say
that most of the pupils have done fairly
well.
The attendance was very irregular.
Out of a total enrolment of seventy-five
the average actual daily attendance
was only twenty-nine, or 37 1-3 per
cent. This was caused by the arrival
of new pupils late in the year, the departure of old pupils, and indifference
on the part of the parents. Next year
the clause of the school law, relating to j
compulsory attendance will be strictly '
enforced.
The semi-annual examination  of the
school was held on June 30, 1909.   Only
two trustees and one parent were present.   The other parents were evidently
too busy, too fatigued or not enough
interested in the welfare of their children to attend.   This should never be.
Now, if a man has a horse  which he
wants trained,   he engages  the   very
best horseman he can  procure,  and is
very anxious that that horseman  does
all possible to improve his horse.   He
must know as often as possible how his
horse is getting along.   He does not
begrudge the money he gives  for that
horse's training.    With the welfare of
his children, who  are infinitely  more
precious than horses or anything else,
he is not so much concerned.    He does
not care whether they attend school
regularity or not.   He does not co-operate  with the  teacher to  make them
learn.   He is not interested enough in
their education to call at school twice a
year to see how they  are progressing.
Of course this does not apply to all the
parents of Merritt.   There are a few, I
am pleased to say, who are much inter
ested   in   their   children's   schooling.
Every parent should be.   They should
find time to attend the public examination of their school.
At the close of the examination, Mr.
Cleasby, secretary of the school board,
and Trustee Menzies expressed themselves as pleased with the progress
being made.
The Honor Rolls  were awarded as
follows:
(1).   Punctuality and  Regularity ���
Nelson Brolin.
(2).   Deportment���Harry Collett.
(3).   Proficiency���Helen Hyland.
When school reopens,  pupil3  will be
classed as follows:
Class IV.���Henry Castillou, Helen
Hyland.
Class III (Senior).-May Olson, Mildred Hygh, Agnes Malone.
Class III (Junior). ��� Elin Gavelin,
Annie King, Edith Paige, Alfred Berkeley.
Class II (Senior).��� Mary Malone, Albert Nash, Mabel Nash, Rudolf Beltner.
Class II (Junior).-Thos. Clark, Olga
Olson, David Dickie.
Class I (Senior).���Lena Voght, Christina Voght, John Hudson,  Harry Col-1
lett,'Eric Brolin, Kathleen Bills, Robert
Gray, Barbara Malone.
Class I (Junior).���John Thibodeau,
Anthony Barrett, Florence Osmond,
Josephine Minbarriett, Irvine Beltner,
Naima Mails.
II Primer.���James Newkirk, Norman
Berkeley, Ina Boyd, Nelson Brolin,
Sadie Mails, Mary Dickie, Belle Clark,
Mona King.
I Primer (Senior).���Percy Osmond,
Blodwen Williams, John Hoggan, Willie
Paige, Jennie Wade, John Macdonald.
I Primer (Junior).���Lucy Beltner,
Ruth   Wade,   Mona  Westwood,   John
| Marshall,     Victor    Berkeley,     David
I Dickie, Gordon Macdonald, Edna Louise
I Garcia,   Herbert  Marshall,   Nora  E.
Taylor.
For the past year the provincial government supplied the schools with readers,   arithmetics,   scribblers and  copy
books.   No doubt the district is very
grateful to the government for this.
Some of the pupils were rather ungrateful���they either lost or destroyed
the  books loaned them.    One of the
"Conditions of Lending" books to pupils is, "In case of loss, destruction or
material injury, this book must be at
once replaced  by the pupil."    Pupils
who have not returned their books on
June 30th, will be obliged to bring the
price of books loaned them  the first
day of school, or the books if they have
them.
After the holidays rchool will be held
in the new schoolhou.se which is being
built. Ernest Fraser, Teacher.
TO COME TO THE NICOLA
Board of Trade
Merritt Board of Trade held a largely
attended meeting in Menzies' hall last
Monday evening, the president,   H. S.
Cleasby, in the chair.
The main object of the meeting was
to definitely decide upon a name for the
organization, it being decided to recind
the name "Merritt Board of Trade" for
a more comprehensive caption, in view
of the territory covered.
After considerable discussion a vote
was taken on two names proposed, viz:
"Nicola Valley Board of Trade, with
Headquarters at Merritt," and "Merritt and Nicola Valley Board of Trade."
The poll favored the latter name, which
was then made unanimous.
Mr. Grimmett was instructed to forward at once to Ottawa the necessary
papers for incorporating the board under the Dominion Act.
An adjournment was made till Wed
nesday evening, July 28th.
Will Educate Decker's Son
The Canadian Pacific Railway has set
aside a sum of $2500 to provide for the
education of the son of the late Constable Isaac Decker, who was killed in
the fight with the train robbers at Ashcroft some time ago.   The money has
been placed with the Royal Trust Company at Vancouver.   This will  be distinct from the reward of $5000 held up
for the capture of the bandits, one third
of   which   the family of Decker will
likely receive together with one third of
the government reward of $2500.
Renewing The Chase
Constable ForrestJLoring of Ashcroft,
arrived in town last evening, and, accompanied by Wm. McNeil, left this
morning in another chase for the train
robbers.
Although the movements of the police are being kept secret it is learned
that some new developments have arisen which haye convinced the officials
that at least two of the bandits are at
large in the Nicola Valley, and a capture is expected in a few days.
The Canadian Northern  Has  Decided
on Southern Route
It is now definitely determined that
the Canadian Northern railway will enter
Kamloops o l the east side and leaving
here will go south through Quiichena and
Nicola to the head of the Tulameen and
over the Hope mountains. At least that
is the advice that has reached the city
from an official quarter during the past
few days, says the Kamloops Standard.
The survey work along the west side
of the North Thompson river is progressing most satisfactorily and the parties
expect to reach Tete Jaune Cache very
shortly and Yellowhead Pass will be
cleared by September. Construction will
start with the consumation of the survey
work and by this time next year the line
will be well under way, according to the |
officials of the company.
Both   the   North  Thompson  and the
South Thompson rivers will   be bridged,
the  latter  somewhere  between the  old
bridge and the  Industrial  Home.    The
line will then be carried to the divisional
point   across  Peterson  creek.    Leaving!
here the line will take  a turn  and  will
skirt the foothills going  down  through
the country to the south, through the ra-
vine near the ranch of  Peter  Barnhardt
and about two miles this side of Campbell
creek.     The   southern   location  of the
line has not been  definitely  determined
but it is understood that the railway officials are desirous of penetrating the fertile Nicola valley. I
The railway officials laugh at the proposal to carry the  line  west  from  here
along   the  north  shore   of  the   South
Thompson and thence along  the  banks
of the Fraser and they ssy that  the-e  is
no possibility of the line  going iu  that
direction.    "You can take it from me,'
said one man in authority, "that  ihe C.
N. will go south from Kamloops for that
route offers the most for the road.''
i lev 2r Z   aCt��r th3t the V��Sht ^
| ley and Coldwater mail  contract is to
bee.nceUed.   The reason for this move
isharly clear.   Surely it cannot  be a
I case of retrenchment on the part of the
settlers now ,n that section than when
the ma,l contract was first let.   All the
ranchers along the Coldwater route are"
up. n arms over this action.    Two years
route ,n   Pe��P'e  ^ving mail on the
ed on I V T C��Uld almost ^^nt-
ed on one hand. Today it would take
several hands to figure" them Up, *��
many will have to travel a distance of
over 25 miles to receive mail when the
cantract is cancelled.
What the motive is, is what we cer
tainly would like to know.
LOOAL NEWS
Five cars of cattle were shipped to
the coast from Nicola this week.
A  large number of men   are  now
working at the Middlesboro collieries
Mr. and Mrs. John Cowley are spending a couple of weeks at Lower Nicola.
Hugh Gillespie and bride returned
today from their honeymoon trip to the
coast.
Mr. Behnson, M. P. P., of Victoria,
was through the valley in the interests
of his Big B and Little B cigars this
week.
A. C. Gourlay is again on duty at the
1 Bank of Montreal, and is rapidly recovering from his recent accident. I
John Reardon, of Phoenix, formerly
secretary of the U. M. W. of A., spent
a few days in the metropolis this week
Important  Transaction  Consummated
on Tuesday Last
A Vancouver  syndicate   comprising
several well known coast capitalists has
purchased a large section  of land on
the south side of Nicola lake and will
! carry out a scheme of subdivision providing a large number of small fruit
farms.   The transaction was completed
on Tuesday.
The ranchers involved in this deal
which is one of the most important ever
consummated in the valley are those of
John Clapperton, R. H. Winny, A. E.
Howse, R. L. Clark and C. H. Broad-
bent. A system of irrigation will be
installed and when in its improved form
the land will be amongst the most valuable in the province fo.- fruit growing
and agricultural purposes.
Without question Merritt  will  be  the
headquarters for the new road in Nicola
1 vallej-.
The New Station
The C. P. R. gang at work on the
new coal bunkers at Spences Bridge is
expected in Merritt next month to commence on tho new station. This is the
statement of Hugh Macdonald, bridge
superintendent, who was a visitor to
the coal metropolis this week.
Election of Officers
The   following   officers   have
elected for Court Nicola A.O.F. :
P. C. R.   R. Hazlehurst
E.  Pauline Johnson,  the celebrated
Mohawk poet-entertainer,  will  appear
in Merritt in August,  accompanied by
Walter McRaye, the clever impersonator.
Orange   Picnic
Members of Merritt L.O.L., No. 1701,
have every reason to feel proud of their
1 modest celebration of the anniversary of
the "Battle on the Boyne" on the glorious Twelfth last Monday, when a large
crowd was royally entertained at the
picnic at Ten-mile creek.
Conveyances were provided to conduct
the picnickers to the grounds and the
"spread" of refreshments was more than
sufficient. Sports of various kinds were
indulged in and a day of delightful enjoyment was spent by young and old.
After the return from the picnic, a
dance was held in Menzies' hall in the
evening at which there was a bumper
attendance. Excellent music was provided and the unanimous opiuion was
that one of the most successful haps in
Merritt was the one given on Monday.
been
S. N. Dancey, of Kamloops, arrived
in Merritt today. Mr. Dancey is connected with the Kamloops Standard and
holds a portfolio as Conservative organizer. He is on a round-up tour in the
latter capacity.
J. J. and T. Priest, the former accompanied by his wife, arrived in Merritt by today's train, and are visiting
with their brother, H. Priest. They
are newly arrived from England and
expect to indulge in the healthful ozone
in Nicola valley for an indefinite period.
C. R.
S. C. R.
S. W.
T. W.
S. B.
T. B.
Treas.
Sec'y
Wild Man Still on Duty
Rev. Fathers Rohr and Lessieur who
returned  last   week  from a   mo���S��
-ongst  the E^"/^
spasmodic appearance of a  wild  man
farmed with a brush knife at th'
^sofVh:tV0,"terrori-^-
-b/tS^:ur:?ttris
even the squaws carry revo v   s a'd
threaten to  shoot on sight    W?    f��
orce i8 nearer than VafouVer 0^
flatter point beCVmSes'
G. L. Murrav
F. C. Riley
E. J. Riley
T. Heslop
H. H. Matthews
R. Clark
N. J. Barwick
_, - D. K. Allan.
The order is in a flourishing condition.
Young men desirous of having insurance
for sickness   and medical   attendance
free w.ll do well to join the prosperous
ranks.
Wm. Shea and son Joseph are down
from the Coldwater this week.
Kamloops Has Dally Paper
The Kamloops Inland Sentinel is now
issued as a daily paper, and the initial
copies to hand show that the management intends to serve the people of the
district with a daily  news-sheet  that
would do credit to a much larger center
than Kamloops.   The  Sentinel  has always had the advancement of the town
and community at heart, and Bro. Wade
deserves good support from the business
men and citizens generally in the com-
mendable enterprise he has  shown  by
his new venture.
Renewed activity by the Diamond
I Vale and Nicola Valley Development
companies seems to be the order of the
day. Diamond drill operations are to
be carried on on a larger scale, and it
is understood that a new shaft will be
sunk on the Vale property on the south
side of the Nicola river.
I    The increased bounty on coyotes and '
owls has had a good effect among the
Indians  of  Fish lake district.   In that
locality a  bunch of Siwashes are reported to be feeding about thirty horned
owls,   intending   to   keep  them   alive
until presented for the bounty, as they
are not sure in what form  the government demands them   to be delivered.
The Indians also have quite a number
of coyote pelts.
Presbyterian services will be held
next Sunday as follows: Lower Nicola,
11 a. m. Merritt (Herald hall) 3 p. m.
Middlesboro 7 p.m.
Alfred Collett and family have moved
into their fine new residence this week,
B.  Osen having completed the  work
I Tuesday.   Mr. Osen will shortly take
a trip to the Seattle fair.
T. J. Smith arrived from the coast
today, accompanied by a party which
includes C. H. Binkley, a New York
capitalist, and J. D. Atkinson, of Olym-
[pia, Wash. The party are taking a
look over the district.
B. P. Little, Jos. Goldsworthy, L.
Spencer, C.E., Prof. Roberts and W.
Wimler constituted a fishing (?) party
to Jubilee lake for a few days this
week. The result of their "catch"
will later be chronicled in a mineralogy
report.
The body of a dead man was discovered on the Princeton road early this
week, near Tulameen. Constable Clark
investigated the case and found that
the body had been deceased for over a
week. A paper in the clothing leads to
the supposition that the unfortunate's
name was O'Neil.
Mail Contract Cancelled
The Herald is informed today that
the Domunon government has notified
I    J. P. McConnell, editor of the Saturday Sunset, and Mr. Anthony C E    of
Vancouver,   are  touring the southern
portion of the valley this week visiting
some   of   "Bruce's"     old    stamping
grounds.    Considerable of the journey
is being made on foot and the latest
wireless says Bro. McConnell is suffering  from   blistered   feet.    Time was
when J. P. was "hoof-hardened" on the
trails of the Nicola and the Similkameen.    But,   after  holding  down  an
editorial   chair   month   after  month,
blisters on the feet should be a change
that would be as good as a rest. j
Harvey   Woodward   and   daughters
I Eva, Chrissy and Myrtle, leave ToZr-
ww/orAanjose'cai- *,;
Woodward has purchased a fruit farm
The farewell dance tendered the MissTs
Woodward in Menzies' hall last Frfdav
evening was eminently successful and
many were the regrets expressed  that
teas^^wR-iS
The following   registered   at  Hot*l
Merritt during the past week   F E
Clement, of Victoria;  H.   G.  Martin,'
J. G. Brown, Kamloops; J. M Farrell
M.  Roberts, Seattle;  W. T Ather     '
Hedley; G L. Spencer, R.V��gj
r. J.  Smith,    Mr.   and   Mrs.   Blair
and fam.ly, J. A. Galbraith, Jos.Golds-
wortJyiB.P.LittlefJ ,D. Witton   j
E. Stinson, H. G. Beddeson, Vancouver! THE  NICOLA  HERALD
THE NICOLA HERALD
L. G. LOBSINGER, Publisher.
Published Every Friday
Subscription, in Advance. $2 a Year
Merritt, B. C, July 16, 1909.
THE KNOCKER
If "knocking" signifying the
disparaging of people or projects
isn't a good dictionary English
word just now, it will soon have
earned a place in the lexicon for its
pithy significance. Perhaps if the
habit of disparagement were not so
common we would not feel the necessity of reducing the speech signifying it to such terse form, but
unfortunately the knocker and his
knocking are ever with us, and the
music of the anvil chorus is heard
in our laud.
The knocking habit is seen most
clearly in business, though more
disguised, it can be discovered in
every walk of life. The merchant
entertains his costumer with an ac-
last week. He has as great a gift
of omnipresence as the bandit who
killed Constable Ike Decker.
So long as Canadians are true to
themselves tliere need be no alarm
expressed as to their being disloyal
to the Empire.
Now that the vexed question of a
name for the board of trade has
been settled, it is up to the board
to start iu and make a reputation
for itself.
NICOLA VALLEY
BREWERY
People complain that real estate
is four times too high at Prince Rupert. Sure it is ! And what we
can't understand is why people take
their little bundles of "long green"
to that sloppy portion of the province when they could do several
hundred per cent, better ou safe and
sane investments in Nicola valley.
The United States department of
agriculture   announces    that    one
ounce of oil of cedar, two ounces of
count of the poor stock  and  slack I 0;i 0f citronella and two ounces of
Is now ready to supply your
wants with the best on the
market.
Drink the Beer that is going
to help make the coal metropolis famous, grow fat and LIVE till you die.
Patronize Home Industry
L. FORSCHNER, Proprietor
methods of the man over the way.
Firms advertising in journals sometimes use their whole space exposing the defects of the goods made
by their competitors, and have no
room to extol their own manufacture. Editors and journalists sniff
at the poor "stuff" printed by the
rival paper. The man who gets a
ring higher on the ladder of success is almost invariably designated
a "four-flusher" by the fellow in
the same line of business who failed
to move up.
The pity of developing the knocking habit is that it is so useless.
We are all human enough, or contrary enough, to want to take the
side of the man who is being abused
and to be irritated with the one
who is doing the abusing. As a
consequence the only result of the
disparaging remarks is to make us
think with less respect of the man
who makes them and to attach less
importance to what he says in future on any subject. Somebody
formulated the concise commandment, "Don't knock; boost," and
the idea is all right even if the
language is alarming to purists.
spirits of camphor make a combination against which the pertinacity
of the mosquito fails. A few drops
of the mixture ou a cloth at the
head of the bed is warranted to
keep the vicious insects away for
the night.
SQOIBOGRAPHS
Maud Muller weather, this.
Merritt is also destined to be an
important railway center.
Within five years Merritt will be
one of the largest dots on the map
in the whole interior.
If you value health in the summer months don't allow flies to
swarm. Every fly that is destroyed
improves sanitation.
Provincial election rumors are
again on tap, and Jack Devlin declares he will accept the Liberal
nomination if offered him.
Earl Grey and party will visit B.
C. after their return from Europe.
They should not miss this fertile
valley of health and sunshine.
The Wailing Place
If you must tell your tale of grief, to
mortal ears, oh, friend, be brief! We
all have cares and -woes to burn, and find
some more where'er we turn, and as we
paddled down the years, we had our
share of scalding tears. This we discovered long ago: The more we talked
about our woe, the less we knew of joy
and peace; and folks would call for the
police when they beheld us on their
trail, or heard us letting out a wail. And
so at last, with queenly grace, we ceased
to haunt the wailing place; we dried our
tears and wore a grin that reached from
either ear to chin, and when we had a
grief or care, we smashed the blame
thing with a chair, and went around and
told the boys long stories of our humble
joys, and chortled all the day of bliss���
and pretty soon we noticed this: I'olks
greeted us with faces gay, and threw no
cabbages our way. Don't bind your sorrows in a sheaf, and pack around a load
of grief; the wise man tells how good he
feels, throws up his hat, kicks up his
heels!��� Walt Mason.
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.
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. FineBar. Commodious Sample Rooms.
McGillivray <& Veasey,  Props.
Printers' ink marks the path to
riches and fame.    Try it.
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.
~X7Sr.   DOBSON
PROPRIETOR
LAND ACT
Kamloops Division���Yale Land District,
District of Nicola.
Take notice that Dell King, of Nicola,
accupation rancher, intends to apply for^
permission to purchase the following
deecribed Lands: Commencing at a post
planted at S.K. corner of Lot 7()4, thence
south 20 chains, west 80 chains, north 20
chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement. DELL KING.
Dated July 5th, 1909. ��� 9t-26
F. G. PAIGE
General S   .
Blacksmith
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,    h     PROP
WL-
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METROPOLITAN
MEAT MARKET
NIOOLA, B. O.
The choicest of Beef,   Mutton,   etc.,
always'on hand.
Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables,
T. HESLOP,
PROP
-AGENT FOR-
Train robbers are adjured to
henceforth leave behind their names
and addresses, together with a complete description of themselves.
Leon Ling, the Chinese murderer of the white girl in New York,
was captured in 28 different, places
in the United  States  and  Mexico
Sharles Tubular
CreamSefJarator
ALSO  FOR
The famous John Deere
and Fleury Plows
and all classes of Farm Implements
MERRITT, B. C.
240 acre hay ranch for sale
Comprising IB 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.
House and Lot For Sale
House and lot,  corner Voght  street
and Granite avenue.
For further particulars apply to
M. N. ADAMS, Merritt, B.C.
Bankofflontreal
Capital,   $14,400,000.   Rest, $12,000,000 Head Office:   Montreal.
Sir Edward Clouston, Bart.   Vice-President & General Manager.
Savings Bank Department.   S$3����SHS
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.
B��3?cRfflS5tSS! PAYABLB AT PAU at ��* ��<" Canada of a chartered
am Jlhoo8t,0rnl "" oxc(!llont "lelhod of ���niitting small sums of money with eafety and at
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
Merritt Branch, Nicola Branch,
A. C. GOURLAY,
Acting Suh-Aoent.
A. W. STRICKLAND,
Manager.
COLDWATER HOTEL
WM.  McINTYRE,  Proprietor
First-class Accommodation.    Best of Cuisine.
Wines,  Liquors and Cigars.
MERRITT, B. O.
NICOLA VALLEY IEAT MARKET
]M::E2:n.:o.:ETa% 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 in Nicola.
Finest hunting and
fishing; guides, horses,
etc., always on hand. THE  NICOLA  HERALD
CHIPS FROM THE BLOCK
A Lineup on What Is Doing In Near-by
Districts and Throughout British
Columbia Generally
Friday was the anniversary of the
big fire at Grand Forks.
Vernon celebrated the 12th of July in
a monster demonstration.
Summerland ratepayers are advocating municipal ownership.
The Le Roi Mining company is to resume operations at Rossland.
About 80 men are now employed at
the new Vernon sewerage works.
A branch of the Northern Crown
bank has been established at Quesnel.
Rev. R. B. Laidley died3Iast week at
Nanaimo from a paralytic stroke, aged
65 years.
The Revelstoke board of trade is out
gunning for a new court house and better freight rates.
Consolidation is looked for between
the B. C Copper and Dominion companies in the Boundary.
Princeton wants better police protection and enforcement of laws relating
to rowdyism on the streets.
Miss Mildred Turtle, of Victoria, has
been appointed official stenographer in
the government office at Clinton.
A. B. Currie, federal land agent at
Kamloops is about to leave that city to
go into business on the prairie.
Nelson took first prize and Salmon
Arm second prize for exhibits at the
Alberta provincial exhibition in Calgary.
Jockey R. Seldon, who was thrown
from his mount at Victoria race track
last week will likely die. His skull was
fractured.
A young man named Wm. Mueller
was instantly killed at Calgary the second day of the exposition by being
struck by lightning.
Thos. Collinge of the Summerland
Review, has been married to Miss Mary
Carswell, late of Paisley, Scotland. We
congratulate Bro. Collinge and wish him
many happy results.
The Calgary lacrosse team, champions
of the Alberta league last season, have
challenged New Westminster for the
Minto cup. The cup holders intend to
accommodate them with dates.
An unknown man was found dead in
the Windsor hotel at Revelstoke. He
committed suicide by strangling himself
with a necktie knotted tightly around
his neck and fastened to a bed post.
Jeweler Dake and his partner, Frank
Belmont, of Enderby, have been arrested charged with setting fire to their
store, after removing valuables, in order
to participate in $2500 insurance money.
The half-breed, Jimmy Jamieson, is
back at his old tricks again and has
been committed for trial by Princeton
magistrates for making an assault with
a knife. He has been escorted to Kamloops gaol.
The dead body of an unknown man
was found in a boxcar in the C. P. R.
yards at Strathcona the other day.- It
was discovered by a Galician who had
occupied the car all night. The man
had evidently been murdered.
The Summerland Review, which has
a reputation for veracity, says a citizen
of that town killed a hen the other day,
in the crop of which was found a small
hardware store embracing six 22 cartridge ends; 2 brass rings; 10 carpet
tacks; a solid brass knob and socket; a
small brass ball and a small wire staple.
Free placer gold, running, it is estimated, at from $150 to $200 per ton, has
been discovered in the basin of Seymour
creek, five miles from Vancouver. For
several weeks past J. L. Marriett, an
Australian prospector, has been washing
the sands of the creeks, and his efforts
have been entirely successful.
The funeral service of the late Ike
Decker, the special constable shot by a
fugitive train bandit, was conducted at
Ashcroft by Rev. T. H. Wright, formerly of Nicola. The body of the robber
killed by Decker was interred the same
day without any service except the
reading of the Lord's prayer by the
same pastor.
DO YOU LIKE
GOOD   GOODS?
The Diamond Vale Supply Co. has what
you want.   We carry a full line of
Groceries
and our prices are low
Dry Goods
A few lines of Prints, Ginghams, Flannels
and Cretons at SPECIAL, PRICES
SILK RIBBONS in all widths and colors
at cut prices
Diamond Vale Supply Co
ROYAL MEDICATED STOCK FOOD CO.
Registered
in
Canada,
Britain and
U. S. A.
/ jSK'
Sixty-five
years
British
Government
For Horses, Cattle, Sbeep,
Swine and Poultry.
Supplies may be obtained at the
Following Places:
Stock Food, Poultry Food,
G. B. Armstrong, Merritt.
Condition Powders, Liniment,
N. J. Barwick, Nicola.
Hoof Ointment, Salve, Wash,
Heave Remedy, Corn Cure,
Gall Cure, Colic Cure, Cough
and Cold Cure, Blister Finish,
R. M. Woodward, Lower Nicola.
Jos. A. Guichon, Quiichena.
Douglas Lake Cattle Co., Douglas Lake.
Dr. Moody's Great Discovery
John Mosley, Kamloops.
Spavin Cure.
H. E. Forsyth, Middlesboro.
ROYAL MEDICATED STOCK FOOD CO.
The recent strike on the Blue Bird at
Rossland is reported by the Trail News
to have yielded $2400 for two men's
work for 6 1-2 d��ys.
A lone bandit held up the cashier in
the Bank of Commerce at Everett,
Wash., last Wednesday, and got away
with a small sum of money. Cashier
Lyon grappled with the robber as he
was passing out, but the latter shot
three times, one bullett seriously
wounding Lyon in the neck and jaw.
The thief rode away on a bicycle, his hat
being shot off by two other men in his
flight.
First-class lodge hall in central portion of the town can be inspected and
applications made at the Herald office.
60  YEARS'
EXPERIENCE
Trade Marks
Dcsiqnh
Copyright* Ac.
 ..ne sending s sketch ��nd description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether sn
...���.._.., ............    communicant on Patent*
Anyone i
Invention Is probably p��
Uons strictly confident ml. im<.....n ...........
sent froe. Oldest aaency for semiring patents.
Patents taken through Munn A Co. receive
#jifcinl notice, without charge, in the
Scientific American,
A handsomely Illustrated weekly. Largest circulation of any sclentlllo Journal. Terms, ��3 a
year; four months, $1. Bold by all newsdealers.
MUNN �� Co.'6'8���'-New York
Brauch Offloe. 016 K Bt, Washington. D. C.
Are YOU on The Herald roll ?
Grrooeries
Z>ry QOodu
IT PAYS TO DEAL WITH THE
=: Merritt :==
General Store
WHY?
Because at this store will be found a full and complete line of GENERAL MERCHANDISE at prices lower
than you will pay elsewhere.
Because our goods are all new and fresh and are
guaranteed BIGHT.
Because our ambition is to satisfy the public in every
particular���and our constantly increasing business shows
that we are doing it the best we know how.
Because you can save money at this store.
COME ONCE AND YOU'LL COME AGAIN
J. A. MENZIES, Prop.
STeurcl.-fxreix'e   Sporting GOOds
J
QaibGHENA HQTEL
QTJIIiO-BCEJSTA, B.C.
Boating, Fishing, Shooting, Guides, Horses, etc.
always on hand.
FIRST-CLASS WINES AND LIQUORS.
EVERY ACCOMMODATION FOR TOURISTS
Hot and Cold Water Baths. Terms: $2.00 and upwards.
JOSEPH GUICHON,   .::   Proprietor
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.
Hotel Merritt
Al TABLE AND ROOMS
LARGE SAMPLE ROOM
STABLE ACCOMMODATION
Schlitz and Calgary Beer on Ice
G. E. HYGH
Proprietor
I THE   NICOLA    HERALD
LOCAL NOTES
Lou Austin spent Tuesday in the hub.
B. Bewley was a visitor from  Lower
Nicola Tuesday.
The crop outlook on the prairie promises to be the best in twenty years.
ies are patented in Great Britain, the
United States and Canada, and the use
they have been put to has established
the claim of reliability in all cases.
Andrew Reynolds sold his 320 acre
ranch on Lindley creek, to Jos. Collett.
Jas. Redpath, is a recent addition to
the coal metropolis from Edinburgh,
Scotland.
Corner lot on Quiichena and Chapman
streets for sale, size 63x120. Apply to
M. N. Adams, Merritt, B.C.
There is a fine of $50 for setting out
a bush fire in B.C. this time of the year
without a license.
Paul Labelle was down from Douglas
lake this week, and spent a couple of
days in the coal metropolis.
Dr. Curtin sold the well-known quarter-mile horse "Ginger" to Al. Robson,
who formerly owned the animal.
1000 men wanted to buy summer hats
for construction on Nicola, Kamloops
and Similkameen railway to be had at
half price, at G. B. Armstrong's big
store.
J. B. Haddad had a fine awning attached to his building this week. He
does not believe in letting the sun shine
on his diamonds all day. ��� Mission City
Record.
Now is the time to give in your order
for driving wells. I handle the Mires
and Douglas pumps and can drive a
well at a reasonable figure. ��� M. N.
Adams, Merritt.
Put out your camp fires, and then go
back and see that you haye made a
thorough job of it. Only incessant care
on the part of everybody can prevent
destructive forest fires.
There are still a few key boxes left
in the local post office. These can be
procured for the small sum of $3 per
year. Patrons with keys have the privilege of procuring their mail as late as
10 p.m.
Albert Quinville returned Friday from
a ten days' trip to the Seattle fair.
Albert says that the exposition is all
that it's cracked up to be and that he
was not once "rolled" during his visit
to the big Sound city.
To Assist Students
Department of Agriculture,
Victoria, B.C., 9thJuly, 1909.
H. S.   Cleasby, Esq.,
Pres. Nicola Farmers' Institute,
Coutlee, B. C.
Dear Sir: ���I have the honor to inform
you that the Provincial Department of
Agriculture is prepared to assist students
from Britisli Columbia who desire to attend the agricultural colleges at Guelph,
Out., or St. Anne de Bellevue, Que. Assistance will be given to the extent of >50
for each term, to be paid through the
Bursar of the college selected. There are
two terms in each college year, and stu
dents are expected, if possible, to com
plete two years' courses. Terms begin
in September and close in April. The
endeavor of the department is to place
young men of the province, desiring to
take an agricultural course, on a footing-
equal to that which will exist when a
provincial agricultural college is established in British Columbia. Persons who
desire to take advantage of the assistance
offered are requested to communicate
with the department, also with thePresi.
dent of the college selected, so that necessary arrangements ma)- be made.
I have the honor to be, sir,
Your obedient servant,
K. M. PALMER,
Deputy Minister of Agriculture.
RANCHERS ATTENTION!
I am just in receipt of a car  load of
salt and can ott'er lowest possible prices
by the ton, also rock salt for fyorses.
G. B. Armstrong.
NOTICE.
If you intend building be  sure  and
see J. P.  Boyd at the Diamond Vale
Supply Company's store before placing
your order for lumber.
NOTICE
Ir hereby given that 30dayR after date Iintend
to apply to the (Jhief Commissioner of Lands
for a license to prospect for ooal on I lie following described hmd situate in the Kamloops
Division of Yale Iiistric: Commencing at the
North Eaet corner of lot 903, group 1, at a post
marked "II. L. Urimmett, b. VV. corner," ani
running north 80 chains, iherce east 80 chains,
thenco soul h 80 chains, 1 hence west 80 chains
to point of commencement.
M. L. Grimmett
Dated 2(ith June, 1009.       A. B. Roberts, Agt.
NOTICE
Is hereby given that 30 dayH after date Iintend
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands
for a license to prospect for coal on the follow,
ing described lands situate in Kamloops Division of Yale District: Commencing at a post
planted lmilo w. cf the N. E. corner of lot 903,
group t. marked "G. H. Bates, S. W. corner,"
thence N. 80 chains, thence E. 80 chains, thence
S. SO chains, thence VV. SO chains to point of
commencement.
G. R. Batks
Dated 2Gth June, 1909 A, B. Roberts, Agt.
Owing to there being no jeweler in
the valley, G. M. Gemmill, the druggist, has secured an agency whereby all
watch and jewelry repairing can be
done in first class shape. You can keep
right on time by connecting with Mr.
Gemmill.
Quite a number of the young men of
the town are arranging for the organizing of a brass band. There is a quantity of good musical material in the
camp, and the boys should certainly
make good in their new departure, under the efficient leadership of Professor
Simmons.
H. Priest is doing some excellent
work in the photographic line these
days with his fine new Ross camera,
with instantaneous telephoto attachments which produce effects that are a
revelation to many people. Mr. Priest
has gone to great expense to secure the
best and most modern appliances for
the production of photographic work
second to none in the province.
Ranchers, teamsters, dairymen and
others who have stock to care for should
be interested in the announcement of
the Royal Medicated Stock Food Co.,
who manufacture stock foods and remedies from the formulas of Dr. Moody,
whose remedies have been used for 65
years in the British army.   The remed-
NOTICE
Is hereby given that 30 days after date I intend
to apply to tho Chief Commissioner of Lands
for a license to prospect for coal on the following described lands situate, in Kamloops Division of Yale District: Commencing at a post.
planted 1 mile VV. of the N. E. coiner of lot 903,
group 1, marked "E. Todd, U.K. corner," thence
N. SO chains, thence W. SO chains, thence H. 80
chains, thence E. 80 chains to the point of commencement.
Dated 2t!th June, 1009. E. Todd.
NOTICE
Is hereby given that 30 days after date Iintend
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands
for a license to prospect for coal on the following described lands situate in Kamloops Division of Yale District: Commencing at a post
planted 1 mile W, of the N. K. corner of lot 903,
group 1. thence H. 80 chains, thence VV*. 80
chains, thenee N. SO chain-, thence E.80 chains
to point of commencement.
Dated 20th June, 1900. A. B. ROBERTS,
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- is1.
ClOUItT NICOLA, No. 8931, A.O. F., meots
) second and 1th Thursday in each month
at 8 p. m., in Pooley's Hall. Visiting brethren
cordially invited.
R. Hazlehi-ust C. R.
Rev. D. K. Allan, Sec.
UNDERTAKING
Caskets and   Collins of  all Sizes
on Hand.
N. J. Barwick,
Nicola, B. C.
BEAN BROS.
DEALERS IN
HIDES AND FURS
Ofllce at A. Jackson's Store, where Hides
may bo nt-nt to from outside points, if desirable.   Highest prices always paid.
MBEEITT,
B. O.
ICE CREAH
Parlors   are   open   for   the   summer
months.   Best Ice Cream and
Ice Cream Soda in B.C.
G. H. NASH   -   QUILCHENA AVENUE
H. PRIEST,
Photographer
and Sign Writer
MERRITT, - - B.C.
BE WISE
LIBZE    THE    O'WL
and have your face laundried at
Winegard's   Barber  Shop
(Near Coldwater Hotel)
NOTICK
Is hereby given that 30 days after date I intend
to apply to the I hief Commissioner of Lands
for a licenso to prospect for coal on the follow,
ipg described lands situate in Kamloops Division of Vale District: Commencing at a pout
planted 1 mile VV. of the N. E. corner of lot 903,
group I, thence S 80 chains, thenoe K SOchains,
thenco N. SO chains, thence VV. SO chains to the
point of commencement.
A. W. DODDS
Datod26th Juno, 1909. E. Todd, Agt.
HENRY'S NURSERIES
POR THE SPRING TRADE:
Tested Stock���Seeds for Farm, Garden
or Conservatory���from the best growers
in England, Frauce, Holland, United
States and Canada.
HOME GROWN
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits
Fertilizers, Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps,
Spraying  Materials,  Wire  fencing and
gates, Cut Flowers.
140 Page Catalogue Free
OFFICE, GREENHOUSES & SEEDHOUSE,
3010 WESTMINSTER ROAD,
VANCOUVER,  - B.C.
Branch Nursery,     -     -   |S. Vancouver
WM. COOPER
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Plastering Brick, Stone,
Cement Floors, Sidewalks, Foundations, etc.
Work promptly and neatly executed.
MERRITT,
B.C.
THE    THOROUGHBRED
STALLION
'MILITABO'
BY MILNER-BON ITO
SEASON    1909
Coutlee Hotel
cand Store c
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 of a square deal.
S. J. SOLOMON & GO.
OOTXTIIIIEIE, b.o.
Reasonable Suggestions
Tanglefoot 8 for 10c
Wilson's Fly Pads loo
Paper Napkins,  5 designs   65c per 100
Bicycle Playing  Cards 25c
Pads and Papeteries 20c up
Dominion Day Picture Post Card3 8 for 26c
Post Cards-A.-Y,-P.. B.C. Views and Comic	
WATCH   KI^F-A-IRinSTG
I have secured an Agency whereby Watches and Jewelry
can be repaired promptly at prices compatible with Good
Workmanship.   One trial is ample to convince
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
G. M. GEMMILL, DRUGGIST, MERRITT
SQUARE DRUGS AND A SQUARE DEAL
WORKINGMEN
ATTENTION!
ioo men's and youths' suits to go at cost.
A full line of hats and straws. If you pick
your straw hat from our stock whether you pay
50 cents or $5 oo, you will get the Best Hat
Money Can Buy. Summer Shirts, Underwear, Hose and all that a man requires to keep
cool in hot weather.
A Specialty in Boots and Shoes
I request you to give me a visit which will
convince you, after seeing my large stock that
this is the proper place to Buy.
G. B. ARMSTRONG, MERRITT
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