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 ERLegUatWo Assembly
THE NICOLA
f�� 27 1908    ^
PUBLISHED AT MERRITT &M
Vol. 4, No. 20.
THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1908.
$2 a Year.
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WHAT IS COAL?"
IT   OCCURS   TO  PEW  TO   ENQUIRE
ITS EVOLUTIONARY ORIGIN
Question Not  So Easily Answered As
Proved By Lawsuit In England.
Different Varieties of  ooal
Described.
(Continued from 'aft who],-.I
The fuel value of coal depends upon
its calorific power, or in other words
the heat developed by combustion, ex-
, augurated,    and    parties  cf  explora-
| tion were sent east and west and to
1 thefarthest north. With the growth of
I knowledge ari ing  from  the  detailed
examination  of every portion of the
dominion, carried on largely by    the
I officers of the geological  survey and
I by the topographical branch of the in-
I terior  department,   it has  now been j
ascertained that in every province of
the dominion,  from Nova Scotia on
the east to the most northern confines of British Columbia on the west,
including the   islands of  the  Pacific
adjacent to the mainland, anl extending into the wilds of the Yukon district, coal or   mineral fuel  w some
form, and in workable quantity, is to
be had whenever its exploitation for
AT THE NICOLA VALLEY COAL AND
COKE CO '3 PROPERTY.
pressed either in units of heat or of j commercial purposts is required. Ev-
power   of   evaporation,   and   by   the I en in the Arctic islands and  on the
amount of ash ar.d impurities present.
Carbon is the principal calorific factor, and upon the percentage present
adjacent coast of Greenland, large deposits of coal are now known to occur; and although no commercial val-
Excuraion of Vanoouver Business Men
Inspect the Mine on 3unday and
Are Convinced That There
is Coal in Abundance.
depends largely the heat value of the j ue can at present be attached to the
fuel. The hydrogen and oxygen contents, combining under suita' la chemical conditions, form water, and only
the excess of hydrogen has any heat
value. The presence of this excess or
disposable hydrogen in coal gives it
preference for gas-producing purposes.
In a country, of such enormous proportions as the dominion ol Canada,
extending from east to west across
the thousands of miles between the
Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and
northwards into the ice-laden waters
of the Arctic, the question of an adequate fuel supply, as a source of
heat, light and power, must alwr.'s
be of paramount ini,portan'e. To
some extent the requisite of power is
now being provided by the utilisation
of the numerous waterfalls v,Hh
which Canada is so well supplied,
whereby practically an unlimited am-
01 nt of energy can be produced and
distributed by electric cables to hng
distances. This electric .power, before
many years, will be utilized on our
present great railway systenit,, ivith
their thousands of miles cf transcontinental trunk-lines and their radiating network of branches, as well as
for the motive power of many of the
large manufacturing centres; but it
is scarcely probable that our ordinary fuel supplies will be entirely superseded in all kinds of transport or
general industry, while the problem
of fuel for household purposes alone
presents an interesting feature which
must be of much general interest.
Some thirty or forty years ago it
was the generally accepted opinion
that in the matter of coal supply
Canada was to a large extent deficient. The areas in Nova Scotia,
more especially chose in Pictou county and on the island of Cape Breton,
worked to some extent for more than
had long been known and had been
a century. In New Brunswick, also,
coal had been mined from the small
seams of the interior for many years,
though the annual output never exceeded a few thousand Ions; but west
of that province it was supposed that
coal, as a source of fuel supj.ly, was
almost entirely larking. The great
deposits of British Columbia were
scarcely known, with the exception
of the coal basin of Vancouver island
and our knowledge of the fertile
plains of the Saskatchewan district,
with their enormous deposits of lignite, was practically confined to the
information contained in the reports
of the Palliser and Hind expeditions,
which nearly fifty years ago traversed a comparatively small portion of
the plains country. Willi the further
exception of a few, who, in the interests of science, and often in the face
of great difficulties as regards transport, or of danger from Indians with
whom ho treaties had then been made
endeavored to ascertain in some small
way the economic resources of our
western heritage, very little enterprise had been shown in this direction. With the advent of confederation and the acquisition of the great
area lying east of the Rocky mountains, a new state of things was in-
' northern deposits on Canadian terrl
tory, it may well be supposed that,
in the rapid development of our great
country, the time may come when
even these stores of fuel will be found
available for economic purposes.
It is readily seen, therefore, that
the views once to generally held as
to the meagreness of the mineral fuel
supply of Canada can no longer be
entertained, and if we consider the
enormous development that has taken
place since Palliser and Hind and others slowly pressed their way westward a half-century ago, and the tendency, and outlook for si ill greater industrial expansion in the future, it
affords feelings of the greatest contentment that nature has endowed
tlis northern part of the western
hemisphere with so great an abundant? of one of the most important
factors in the material wealth of nations.
Church Services.
.Presbyterian Church:
Rev. D. K. Allan will preach in Hyland hall, Merritt, on Sunday next at
3 p.m., and at Middlesboro 7 p.m.
Anglican Church:
Services on Sunday next, May 24th,
St. John the Baptist church, Nicola,
holy eucharist,   8 a.m.;  matins and
sermon 11 a.m.; no evening service.
6000 Facts About Canada.
The 1908 edition is out of that most
useful and valuable booklet, "5000 Facts
About Canada," compiled by Frank
Yeigh of Toronto, who is widely known
throughout the Dominion as an authority on things Canadian. Nearly 25,000
copies were sold of the 1907 edition, the
demand coming from everv part of this
continent and the British empire. The
idea worked out, that of a concrete fact
in a sentence, is an excellent one, the
data being arranged under such self-
indexing titles as area, agriculture,
banking, commerce, finances, mining,
railways, wheat fields, etc. The wealth
of material contained in small space is
a revelation to even a well informed
Canadian of the standing and resources
of the country. The book is published
at 25 cents a copy by The Canadian
Facts Publishing Co., 667 Spadina Av-
enne, Toronto, Canada, or may be had
from newsdealers.
Free Mlnei s' Licenses.
Free miners' licenses expire on May
31st, when they must be renewed for
the ensuing year. We would remind all
miners that the 31st falls on a Sunday
this year and we advise all those who
wish to renew their licenses to do so at
the court house, Nicola, before 1 p. m.
on Saturday, May 30th, next, after
which time the office is closed till Monday.
Merritt on May 25th.
On Sunday Nicola Valley was visited
by over one hundred of the representative business men of Vancouver, who
spent the day at Middlesboro colleries,
looking over the vast coal property of
the Nicola Valley Coal & Coke Co.
The coal company announced a few
weeks ago that an excursion would leave
Vancouver, and in a short time the limit
was reached and many who would have
visited the coal mines were not able to
do so, as the accommodation fell considerably short of the demand.
The train left Vancouver on Saturday
afternoon and consisted of five Pullman
cars and a diner, arriving at the coal
mines about midnight.
Next morning, under the care of Bruce
R. Warden, M. E., the superintending
engineer, and A. Faulds, M. E., mine
superintendent, the party was taken
through Nos. 1 and 2 tunnels, besides
the different snowings on the property,
and the entire workings were thoroughly gone "ver, showing the visitors everything in connection with the mines.
In conversation with a large number
of the visitors, The Nicola Herald representative did not find one who was without praise. Having heard that the Nicola Valley Coal and Coke Co. had an excellent coal mine, they did not and
could not realize what it meant until
they saw the vast amount of coal in the
difierent tunnels and stopes, and the expression used by one of the visitors,
"There are millions of tons of it." expresses to a certain extent the amount
of coal contained in the coal areas owned by the company.
One of the features which appealed
greatlA" to the visitors was the accessibility of the mines, and the easy manner in which they can be worked. The
Nicola Herald has repeatedly described
the lay of the property and seams and
its readers are well aware of the situation of the mines. With the new railways forging their way into this section
the coal company will be connected with
both the C. P. R. and V., V. & E.
About three o'clock the train left
Middlesboro and ran up to Nicola, where
the visitors remained an hour looking
over that town, afterwards leaving for
Spences Bridge���having a daylight trip
down the Nicola Valley���and on to'
Vancouver.
The committee having the party in j
hand were S. J. Castleman, the general
agent of the company, F. H. Lantzand
6. W. Cripps, who attended to every
want of the visitors. The train was in
charge of Geo. Risteen, the oldest con- j
ductor on the Pacific division, with
Trainmaster S. L. Printer on board.
The excursion, as described by one of
the press representatives on board, was
unique in many ways :
"The train itself was remarkable,
as being the first that had left Vancouver on such a mission, wholly
composed of sleeping cars and one
diner. Without difficulty or discomfort, the guests slept and ate as
they journeyed, and this added to
the enjoyment of it all. In short,
in the whole distance of 218 miles
between Vancouver and the mines,
there was nothing to mar the pleasure of the trip, and many werj
heard to say that the beauty of the
Nicola Valley bathed in the bright
sunshine, with its embowered farms
and green fields and rippling streams
and pineclad hillsides would remain
green in their memories for many a
MILLIONS    OF    TONS   ��f business men of the best standing in
the province, will do wonders for the advancement of Nicola Valley, and the
Nicola Valley Coal and Coke Company
is to be congratulated in bringing this
about. The city council of Vancouver
was represented by Mayor Bethuno and
aldermen, besides three presidents of
the board of trade, and local banks by
ten repressntatives, and as will be seen
by the list of the party, there is included the heads of many of the most prominent firms in Vancouver.
The coal company was represented by
W. H. Armstrong, president, and R. P.
McLennan and G. E. Trorey, directors.
The party was composed as follows:
W. H. Armstrong, H. C. Akroyd,  W. A. Ak-
hurst, O.B. Allan, H.F. Armstrong, J, H. Berry,
J. 11 Brown, W. R. Brown, Wm. Bailey, G. V.
Baldw n.   VV. K. Burns,   Uol. F.  W. Boultbee,
Ma; or Belhune, E. Buchan, P. S. burns, P. O.
Beloudean, H. A. Bclyea,  D. E. Brown, G. H.
Cottrell,   D. B. Cliarleson, T. H. Cripps. J. A.
.ampbell,  H T. Ceperley, H. C. Clarke,  8. J.
Cripps, K. Cliburne, J. H. Clegg, E. N. Cornell,
T. H. Calland. J. A. Cunningham. F. Q. Crick-
may,  G. w. Castleman,   G. H. Dawson,  C. S.
Douglas, A. L. Dewur, John J. Dissette, Ernest
Evans, F. Giadwin, Alex. Garrett, J.B. Giffin,
Dr, Gable,  Mr. Graham, W. H. Harvey, N. N.
Hill, B. Hood, J. A. Hendry, J.T. Hillis, Robt.
Haniilion, Wm. Harrison.  K. H. Heaps, W. H.
H irgrave,  Dr. Holmes,   W. J. Hacking, J. B.
Job son,   A. Jukes, J. A. Knox, E, 8. Knowl-
con, W. H. Lucas, J. W. Lee, G. C. Leonard, F.
H. Lautz, H. T. Lookyor, J. E. Lefurgey, D. H.
M'jrrison, K. C. Mauoney, T. C. Morgan, A.G.
MeCaudless,  Jas. McLachlan,   Win. Murray,
D. G. McDonnell, W. M. Mackay, U. P. McLennan,  G. A. MoLauhlon,   E. J. McFeely,  Alex.
McLaren, Geo. McSpaaden, W. G. Mackenzie,
f. McCaiterty, M. Mart>n(Westminster), Wm.
Macpherson (Westmius'er),   Matbew Phillips
(Westminster), a. A. Kobiuson, A. W. Ross, H.
G. Koss,   A. L. Russell,   J. P. RoberLs,  R. L.
Rice, C. D. Rand, Allan Sharpe, Capt. J. Duff
Smart, E. H. 8auds (Westminster), G. E. Tror-
ei, 8. J. Thompson,  Wm. Tulk, A. M, Tysoni
J.T. Wilkinson,  A. E. White (Westminster)]
H. J. Wade.
A DAY   OF  SPORT
PROGRAM  OF   HORSE  RACES AND
ATHLETIC SPORTS.
Monday, May 25th, Victoria Day, Will
Be Royally Celebrated at Merritt
Dance Will Be Held in the
Pavilion in Evening,
Following is the list of horse races
and athletic events to be held at Merritt on Monday. A race track has been
secured starting on the Conklin estate
near Garcia's field and running in a
half circle ending near Irving's house.
The judges will be F. W. Jackson, N.
J. Barwick, James Smith; starter, H.
H. Matthews.
The athletic events will be held on
the triangle between the railway track
and wagon road, and will commence
at 9 o'clock a. m.
HORSE RACES.
Half-mile; heats; free-for-all, winner
barred from other events; first, $75;
second, $30; third, $10.
Half-mile  dash;   first,  $50; second,
G. H. Nash will shortly have his bakery and confectionery store ready for
occupancy.
Mrs. Wm. Mclntyre and Mrs. H.
Priest spent Saturday last visiting with
friends in Nicola.
Several Siwash tepees are pitched
around the camp, and dusky braves and
fancy Klootchmen may be seen daily
exercising their cayuses for the races at
Merritt next Monday.
A meeting of the merchants of Nicola
valley was held at the Hotel Merritt on
Tuesday afternoon, for the purpose of
organizing an association. Another
meeting will be held shortly.
Fred. A. Howse, of Nicola, appeared
before Justices of the peace Cleasby and
Frisken at Nicola on Saturday, charged
with stealing a cow bell. The case was
adjourned for one week to allow the accused to secure counsel.
day to come.'
A convention of Socialists held at Na-
naimo on Monday nominated J. H. Haw-
thornthwaite to contest the Nanaimo
constituency in the forthcoming Dominion elections. Mr. Hawthornthwaite
accepted the nomination.
Merritt's two up-to-date hotels need
not take a rear position from anything
in the country when it comes to the grub
racket, but the special menus they are
preparing for Victoria Day will be a
lasting advertisement for the local
hostelries.
The parents and others interested in
the local school should attend tomorrow
(Friday) afternoon, when a short program of songs, recitations, etc., will
be given by the children, the day having been set apart by the Minister of
Education as Empire Day. A representative gathering of our citizens tomorrow will do much to encourage both
An excursion of this kind, composed ' teacher and pupils in their work.
Quarter-mile dash; first, silver cup by
R. P. Rithet Co.; second $10.
Cowboy race, 200 yards; first, $20;
second, $10.
Half-mile for Indians; heats; first,
$30; second, $15.
Half-mile dash for Indians; first, $20;
second, $10.
Indian cowboy race; first, $15; second,
$10; third, bridle value $5, N. J. Barwick.
Indian woman race; half-mile and repeat; first, $15; second, $10; third $5.
Slow race, half-mile; first, $10; second, 1 pair pants, value $7, by W. E.
Sanford Mfg. Co.; third, Saturday Sunset, value $2.
Entrance fee, 10 per cent, of purse.
Four to enter and three to start in all
races.
The decision of judges to be taken as
final in all events.
Entries for half-mile free-for-all to
be made before6 p.m., May 23rd.
ATHLETIC EVENTS
50 yard race, boys 15 years and under,.
1, $1.50; 2, $1, 3, 50 cents  ���
50 yard race, boys nnder 10 years, 1,
$1; 2, 75c; 3, 50c
50 yards, girls under 15, 1, $1.50; 2,
75c; 3, 50c
50 yard, girls under 10, 1, $1; 2, 75c;
3, 50c
Running long jump, boys under 16, 1,
$1; 2. 75c; 3, 50c
50 yard three-legged race, boys under
16, 1, $2; 2, $1.50; 3, $1
50 yard sack race, boys under 15, 1,
$1.50; 2, $1; 3, 50c
100 dash, men, entry 25c, 1, $6: 2, $3.
100 yard dash, Indians, 1, $2.50; 2, $1
220 yard dash, entry 25c, 1, $7; 2, $4.
50 yard dash, Klootchmen, 1, $2; 2, $1
Half-mile race, men, entry 50c, 1, $10,
2, $5.
50 yard three-legged race, men, entry
25c, 1, $6; 2, $2
One mile race, men, entry GOc, 1, $10;
2, $5 .
Running high jump, entry 25c, 1, $4;
2,   $2.
Hurdle race, men. 22 rifle, by Wood,
Vallance & Leggatt, Vancouver.
50 yard sack race, 1, $2, 2, $1.
50 yard potatoe race, 1, $3; 2, $1
Ladies egg and spoon race, silk parasol donated by Gait Bros.; 2, Saturday
Sunset.
Running long jump, entry fee 25c,
1, $4; 2, $2
��� Old  man's  race, 50  yards, 50 years
and over, 1, Daily World; 2, Saturday
Sunset.
Pole vaulting jump, entry 25c, 1, $4;
2, $2.
Putting the stone (16 lbs.) entry 25c.
1, $4; 2, $2
Football kick, (one kick) entry 25c.
1, $2;2,$1.
Climbing greasy pole, $5.
Tug of war, ten men a side, $20.
Baseball match, $25.
Association football match, half hour
each way, 11 men a side, $25, THE NICOLA HERALD
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THE NICOLA HERALD
Published Every Thursday
Subscription, in Advanoe, $2 a Year
Merritt, B.C., May 21, 1908.
Merritt's  first celebration  next
Monday will be a hummer.
Everything points to a good season in Nicola Valley. Stockmen
during the past winter had a good
season, and from present indications crops throughout the district
will be good. Besides the stock
and ranches, the coal mines will be
working on a large scale before
many months, which will help con
siderably in bringing about a more
settled state of affairs.
With this issue The Nicola Herald enters upon its fourth year, the
first issue appearing three years ago
on Thursday at Nicola. The pub
lisher has endeavored to keep Ijie
resources of Nicola Valley to the
front on every occasion, and the
future policy of the paper will re
main the same. With the support
of the people of the valley to the
local paper, it helps to accomplish
these objects. It is the intention
in the near future to enlarge the
size of the paper, and as business
increases so will The Nicola Herald
grow.
Reports received from Ottawa
state that the committee of the Vancouver bar seeking the impeachment of Justice Martin has been
turned down in its efforts to get
the complete report on the subject
before the house by every representative of British Columbia. An
appeal is now being made to the
minister of justice, and if he refuses, the matter will again be placed
before the local members. If they
refuse the matter will be placed before R. L,. Borden to take up and
lay the whole question before the
select committee on privileges and
elections. The move for impeachment arises out of the assignment
of Martin to certain assizes by
Chief Justice Hunter.
The item printed below is taken
from the Victoria Colonist, which
has been publishing items of late
from its columns of "Forty Years
Ago." The item in question was
dated May 15th, 1868. There is
a wonderful difference in the district since that date. Now large
ranches are joined together for
miles and every available piece of
land located :---
"New Farming District.���Half a
dozen farms have been located at
Nicola Lake, about 40 miles from
Kamloops. Ploughing has been
commenced and one party has over
three thousand pounds of wheat
for seed. The gnun to be raised
at the Lake will be taken to Kamloops in winter on sleighs."
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days
after date I intend to apply to the Superintendent of Provincial Police, Victoria,
B. C.| for a renewal of the retail liquor
license for the Driard Hotel at Nicola,
B  C
STANLEY KIRBY. '
Nicola, B. C, May 1st, 1907.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days
after date I intend to apply to the Superintendent of Provincial Police, Victoria,
B. C, for a renewal of the retail liquor
license for the Quiichena Hotel at Quiichena, B. C.
JOSEPH GUICHON.
Quiichena, B. C, May 1st, 1908.
Photography
Personal, I landscape or
Animal Photographs.
Lifelike enlargements from sitting or
old pictures, finished by hand. Prices
reasonable. H. PRIEST,
Merritt.
GENERAL   MERCHANTS
DRY GOODS
BOOTS AND SHOES
Stock is new and first
class goods and of best
quality. Call and look
over our line of Dry
Goods, Boots and Shoes
and you will be convinced that we keep the
best at reasonable price.
GROCERIES
This is one of our strong
suits. A Fresh consignment has arrived and we
can supply the best of
everything in our Grocery line.
UNDERTAKING
Caskets and   Coffins of all Sizes
on Hand.
N. J. Barwiok.     -     Nicola, 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.
Parties building or contemplating
such can be supplied with all
necessary articles of Hardware,   Material,   etc.
Leave your order and it will receive
prompt attention.
Shivel & Grote
LOWER NICOLA, B. 0.
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METROPOLITAN
MEAT MARKET
NICOLA, B. O.
The choicest of Beef,   Mutton,   etc.,
always on hand.
Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables,
T. HESLOP,
PROP
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.
^S7S7~.   DOBSOBT
PROPRIETOR
HARDIMAN & CO.
Land Mining and General Supply Agts
���r<m���
Minini? contractors, firm machinery, buggies,
nutter", sleighs ntO, Sond fonnr list of farm
and mining properties. Reports on mining oro-
ticrric'K through the District Unblu addreK*
"Auritrn." Codes: Ri-omhnll, More.ng & Ncn.1,
A.H.C.   4th.
WiirehotiHO���C'anford. Ni"nla Vallo    B. C.
NOTICE,
WATCH REPAIRING
All kinds of Watch, Clock
at'd Jewelry repairs done in
first class order and satisfaction guaranteed. All work
entrusted ro our care will be
completed and returned without delay.
W. Itl. OAIrlPBELIi * CO.,
C. P. It. Time Inspectors. Kamloops
SeedsJrees Plants
Tt1T'M,'fV^'lr|,Tr^rT'*''t1Ti"^ryyIy"'* ^T'^r^YXitm
MTi��i i��.a
For the Farm, Garden, Lawn
or Conservatory.
Reliable varieties at seasonable prices.
No Borers. No Scale. No Fumigation
}o damage stock. No windy agents to
annoy you. Buy direct and get Trees
and Seeds that grow.
Fertilizers, Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps
Spraying mateaial. Cut Flowers, etc.
Oldest established nursery on the
mainland of British Columbia.
CATALOGUE FREE.
M. J. HENRY
3100 Westminster Road,       Vancouver B. C.
COAL MINES REGULATION ACT.
N
IT7HE attention of the Lands and
I Works Department having been
directed to the fact that town lots
in a townsite named Prince Rupert, being a subdivision of Lot 642, Range 5,
Coast District, situated on the mainland
between the mouth of the Skeena River
and Kaien Island, are being offered for
sale, it has been deemed necessary to
warn the public that the said townsite
is not situated at the terminus of the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, and is not
the townsite which is owned jointly by
by the Government of British Columbia
and the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Company.
F. J. FULTON,
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., May 1st, 1908.      18
Notice of Examinations.
OT1CTC is hereby given that examinations will be held for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Clans Certificates of Competency under
the provl-lons'>f tho "Coal Mines Itegulailon
Act," at Nanaimo, Fcrnie and Cumberland, on
the 10th. 17th and 18th days of June, li)08, and
for 2nd and 3rd Class Certificates of Competency, at Coutlee, on the 16 h and 17th days of June
1908, commencing at 9 o'elo k in the forenoon.
The subjects will be as follows:���
First Class Candidates���
Mining Act and Special Rules.
Mine Gases.
Ventilation.
General Work.
M ine Machinery.
Surveying.
Second Class Candidates���
Mining Act and Special Rules.
Mine Gases.
Ventilation.
General Work.
Third Oias   Candidates���
Mining Act, and Special Rules.
Mine GasoH and General Work.
Application must be made to the undersigned
not later titan Friday, June 6th, lOWi, accompanied by tho Btatuto>���>��� fee. aH follows���
lty an applicant for First Cla��s Kxam-
inatiou ��10.C0
By an applicant for Second Class Exam
InAtion woo
By an applicant for Third Class Kxam-
lnatton soo
Tho applications must bo acoompanled by
totittninitials and evidence slating that :���
(a.) If a candidate for First Class, that he
isaHritish su'jict and has had at, least five
yoar.V expriienco in or about tho pracical
working of a ooal mine, and is at least twentj -
five years of age:
(b.) If a candidate for Second Class that ho
has had at least five years' experience in or
about tho practical working of a coal mine:
(c.) If a candiiiate for Third Class, that he
l.a-< had at least three years' experience In or
about the praci loal working of a coal mine:
(d.) A candidate for a Certificate of Competency as Manager, Overman, Shlft.boss, Fire-
boss, or Shotlightor, shall produce a certificate
from a duly qualified medical practitionor
showing that he has taken a cour��e in ambu
lance work fitting him, t he said oandidate, *o
give firBt aid to persons injured in ooal mining
operations.
By order of tho Board.
FRANCIS H. SHEPHERD,
a Secretary
Nanaimo, B. C., April 4thf 1908. nolo
Hotel Merritt
RATES $2 A DAY.
MERRITT, B.C.
New and Strictly First Class
Table and Bar Second to None
Special Rates to Regular Boarders.
G. E. HYGH
Proprietor
B. G. BEEF MARKET
3MtESH.3FLITT,   33. O.
1
DEALERS IN
Prime Beef,   Mutton,   Lamb,,  Veal,   Pork and Sausage
Poultry,   Hams and Bacon,   Fresh Fish
CATTLE   BOUGHT   AND    SOLD   BY  THE   CARLOAD
D. MoINNBS, Prop. I. EASTWOOD, Ugr
COLDWATER HOTEL
WM. McINTYRE, Proprietor
First-class Accommodation.    Best of Cuisine.
Wines,  Liquors and Cigars.
MERRITT, B. 0.
NIOOLA
PORTABLE SAWMILL
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Rough and Dressed
Lumber
Is prepared to take contracts for
sawing  lumber and getting out
timber.
(A-iieral Mill Contracts Executed
PKICLCS MQD1SRATH
Mail orders promptly attended to
J. A. MENZIES,    -    Lower Nicola.
LAND  ACT.
Kamloops Land District ��� District  of
Yale.
Take notice that I intend to apply
fb the chief commissioner of lands and
works for permission to purchase 160
acres more or less of mountain pasture
land, described as follows:
Commencing at a post placed at n w
corner Lot 1328,   marked Wm.   Chis-
holm's s e corner, thence w 40 chains,
thenc n 40 chains, thence e 40 chains
thence s 4o chains, to initial post.     The
land is situated in Aspen Grove.
Wm. Chisholm,
per R. Bearisto,
Nicola, May 1, 1908. Agent.
TO SECURE THE BEST BARGAINS
������ ������ B���
IN  GROCERIES
Call at Leonards' Stores, the stock
is all new and fresh and prices right.
Choice Candies of all kinds, Fresh Nuts,
fine line of Fruits, Cigars and Tobacco.
All the Latest Edison Records for Sale at both stores.
J. Q. LEONARD,   Merritt and Nicola THE   NICOLA HERALD
MORRISON & CO.
Contractors, Builders
Estimates Given Free
MERRITT
B. O.
BUILDING MATERIAL.
A complete stock of all kinds of building material, hardware, etc., on hand
at the Nicola Portable Sawmill at Lower Nicola. Large stock of dry lumber
in stock, and 16th of June will be manufacturing lath at $2.50 a thousand.
Parties contemplating building should
get my prices.
J. A. MENZIES,
19 Lower Nicola.
NIOOLA SCHOOL DISTRICT TAXES.
Taxes levied for school purposes during the current school year in the Nicola
and Lower Nicola School Districts are
due and immediate payment is necessary.
GEO. MURRAY,
Assessor and Collector Nicola Assessment District.
May 9th, 1908.
SHERIFFS SALE.
A. R. CARRINGTON vs. CON MURPHY
Under and by virtue of Warrant of
Execution issued out of the County
Court of Yale in the above entitled action for the sum of $103.76, besides
Sheriff's fees and other legal expenses,
and to me directed and delivered, I have
duly levied upon the following property,
to wit: All the defendant's interest in
"Homestake," "Westminster," "Dar-
ins," "Vancouver," and "Bunker Hill"
mineral claims, situated near Aspen
Grove, and in the Nicola mining division
of Yale district.
Notice is therefore given that on
Wednesday, the 27th day of May, 1908,
at the hour of 11 o'clock of the said day
at the Sheriff's office in the Court
House, Kamloops, I will sell by public
auction the above described property,
or so much thereof as will satisfy claim
and costs
Dated this 16th day of May, 1908.
WENTWORTH F. WOOD,
Sheriff of Yale County.
TERMS CASH. 20
NOTICE
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands
and works for permission to purchase
the following land for pastural purposes,
situated about 6 miles west of Nicola,
adjoining Shivel's and Adams' pre-emptions. Commencing at a post marked
R. H. W. S B corner, running east 40
chains, thence north 40 chains, thence
west 40 chains, thence south 40 chains,
containing 320 acres more or less.
Nicola, May 13th, 1908.
R. H. WiNNY.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that thirty
days after date, I intend to apply to
the superintendent of provincial police,
Victoria, B. C, for a renewal of the
retail liquor licence for the Quiichena
Hotel at Quiichena, B. C.
Stanley Kirby.
Quiichena, B. C, April 25th, 1908.
LAND ACT.
Kamloops Division���Yale Land District,
District of Nicola.
Take notice that sixty days after date
I, J. A. Menzies, of Lower Nicola, occupation carpenter, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following
described land:
Commencing at a post planted N. W.
corner of Lot 1425, thence north 80
chains, thence west 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains to
point of commencement, and containing
640 acres more or less.
John Alexander Menzies.
Dated March 18, 1907.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands
and works for permission to purchase
the following land for pastural purposes,
situated in the Kamloops division of
Yale district: Commencing at a post
planted at the northwest corner of preemption No. 306 on the east line of section 12, Township 89, thence north 40
chains, east 20 chains, south 20 chains,
west 20 chains to point of commencement, containing 80 acres, more or
less.
Lower Nicola, April 10th, 1908.
R. M. Woodward.
LAND ACT.
Kamloops   Land District.     District   of
Kamloops.
Take notice that William Corkle of Lower Nicola, British Columbia, by occupation a rancher, intends to apply for
permission to lease the following described land: Commencing at a post planted
alongside of the easterly angle corner of
lot 1605 and on the boundary line of lot
133, thence following the boundary line of
lot 133 to the southwest corner of lot 133,
thence 10 chains more or less south west,
thence 67.62 chains north, thence 39.5
chains east to point of commencement,
being the ground known as lot 161,
and containing one hundred and seventy-
five (175) acres more or less.
William Corkle,
Barclay Bonthrone, Agent.
Located 11th April, 1908.
LAND   ACT.
Kamloops   Land  District.     District of
Kamloops.
Take notice that Barclay Bonthrone of
Vancouver, mining engineer, intends to
apply for permission to lease the following described land: Commencing at a
post planted alongside of the north west
corner of lot 164, thence 77.11 chains
west, thence 62.07 chains north, thence
20 chains east, following the southern
boundary of lot 1608, thence 20 chains
north, thence 54.79 chains east, thence
80 chains south to point of commencement and containing six hundred (600)
cres more or less.       Barclay Bonthrone
Located llthApril, 1908.
F. G. PAIGE
General S
Blacksmith
-AOENT FOR-
Canadian Carriage Co.'s
Buggies
Moline & Spleight Wagons
The famous John Deere
and Fleury Plows
Monitor Seeding Machinery
Frost & Wood Mowers,
Rakes, Etc.
and all classes of Farm Implements
Bank of fiontreal
Capital, all paid up $14,400,000.   Rest, $11,000,000]
Head Office:   Montreal.
SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT
Interest allowed at current rates.
DRAFTS BOUGHT AND SOLD.
FARMERS'   AND  RANCHERS'   NOTES  DISCOUNTED.
NICOLA BRANCH
A W. STRICKLAND,
Manager.
MERRITT AND
LOWER NICOLA, B. C.
NICOLA   ASSESSMENT   DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given, in accordance
with the Statutes, that the Provincial
Revenue Tax, and all assessed taxes
and income tax assessed and levied under the Assessment Act, are now due
and payable for the year 1908. All taxes collectible for the Nicola Assessment district, are due and payable at
my office, situate at Nicola. This notice, in terms of law, is equivalent to a
personal demand by me upon all persons liable for taxes.
Dated at Nicola, January 31st, 1908.
GEO. MURRAY,
Assessor and Collector, Nicola Assessment District.
Nicola Post Office.
NOTICE.
Notice U hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police, Victoria. B.C . for a transfer
of the retail liquor lioenne held by me for the
Quiichena   hotel,   from   myself    to   Joseph
Guichon.
STANLEY KIRBY.
Quiichena, B. 0., May 1st, 1908.
Clydesdale Stallion
"VANDYKE"
. (5329)
A sure foal-getter.   By seeing Vandyke's offspring it convinces one of the
superiority of this pure bred Clydesdale
stallion.
SEASON PROM MAT 18 TO JUNE 18
Will be at Coutlee May 18th, Merritt
19th, Aspen Grove 20th and 21st, Princeton 23rd and 24th, Aspen Grove 26th,
Triangle ranch, Quiichena, 27.
Terms���$15 for season, including pasturage. Best care taken of mares at
Aspen Grove.
Pedigree���Vandyke (5329). dam Lady
Vera (452), Nell (637), Nell, Jean. Sire
Acclamation (4323), Belted Knight
(1395), Clansman (150), Murdock (550)
Parmer (292).   Inspection solicited.
LAND  ACT.
Kamloops Division���Yale Land District,
District of Nicola.
Take notice that sixty days after
date I, J. A. Menzies, agent for
J. Menzies, Lower Nicola, occupation
married  woman,  intend to apply for
�� emission to purchase the following
escribed land:
Commencing at a post planted 80
chains north of N. W. corner Lot 1425,
thence north 80 chains, thence west 80
chains, thence south 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains to point of commencement, and containing 640 acres more
or less.
Janet Menzies.
J. A. Menzies, Agent.
Dated March 18. 1907.
1
A
DIAMOND VALE WEIGHT
DIAMOND VALE QUALITY
DIAMOND VALE TREATMENT
LUMBER
Best Sawed and Best Quality.
DIAMOND VALE COAL & IRON MINES
LIMITBD.
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.
MERRITT, B. O.
.A-   O.   F.
COURT NIOOLA. No. 8911, A.O. F., meet*
second and 4th Thursday Id each month
at 8 p. m��� Id Pooley's Hall. Visiting brethren
oordlally invited.
Meetings will be held in Hyland Hall, Merritt,
on flrot and third Thursdays.
T. Heblop, O. R.
Rev. 1). K. Allan, See.
Dan Munro - Aspen Grove
JIM NEWMAN
JIM NEWMAN (2633) 8501
Sire���Pointsman Again (2634)  2858
Dam-Jenness (2723) 7224
Breaders���Ladd & Reed,   Portland, Ore.
Will stand for Service at Win-
ny's Ranch, Nicola, from May
15th to July 15th,  1908.
TERMS :-Single Leap,  $10;   $25 for
season, including pasturage.
R. H. WINNY.
Nicola Valley Clydesdale
Horse Association
ROSE EMPEROR
(11883)   11801 Imp.
Sired by Prince Sturdy (10112)
Dam, Queen of the Roses, (12302)
WILL STAND AS FOLLOWS :
Mondays ��� Lower Nicola (morning);
Coutlee (noon); Nicola (evening).
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
���Nicola.
Fridays���Nicola, (morning)!   Coutlee,
(noon); Lower Nicola, (evening).
Saturdays���Lower Nicola.
SEASON- MAY 11 TO JULY 11
TERMS���$20 for season, with privilege
of, return. All fees payable at end
of season.
R- WINNY, Secretary.
MERRITT
OF THE INTE
SITUATED IN THE CENTRE OF THE
NIOOLA COAL FIELDS
Railway Connection Direct
Heart of Rich Valley
LOTS NOW ON THE MARKET
Intending purchasers will be shown Lots on application
to Wm. Voght.   For prices and terms apply
R S. CLEASBY, - COUTLEE THE NICOLA  HERALD
LOCAL NOTES
Merritt on May 25th.
Jos. Goldsworthy, of Vancouver, has
been in town the past week.
Jos. Guichon returned to Quiichena
from the coast on Tuesday's train.
Rev. D. K. Allan and Mrs. Allan and
family leave on Saturday, the 23rd inst.,
for Scotland.
Mrs. James, of Granite creek, passed
through Merritt on Tuesday's train, en
route to Kamloops.
John Clapperton, of Colquitz, Victoria, was at Nicola this week, returning
home on Tuesday's train.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Faulds returned to
Middlesboro colleries on Saturday after
a week's visit at the coast.
Miss Porter, who has been visiting
with Mrs. Pooley at Tamerton ranch,
left on Saturday for her home in
Victoria.
Barclay Bonthrone returned to Vancouver on Saturday, after a visit to his
mining interests in the Tulameen and
his ranch at Lower Nicola.
BUSINESS LOCALS.
G. Lodwick, of Otter Valley was in
Merritt this week, and will take charge
of the C, P. R. pack train in connection
with the survey party under H. E.
Carry, C. E.
J. A. Menzies, the enterprising sawmill man of Lower Nicola, was in Merritt Tuesday. Mr. Menzies says the
camp looks good to him, and he is about
to establish a lumber yard here.
Two men working in No. 1 mine at
Middlesboro were injured on Friday by
an explosion of gas. Sam Poole was
badly burned about the face and neck,
while Jas. George sustained minor injuries.   Both men are doing well.
All taxes due the Nicola and Lower
Nicola school districts are now due and
payable at the government office. Parties having notices of taxes should settle same at once so the trustees can
have their- annual reports complete.
Al. Robson, who was filtering through
the camp for a couple of days, left on
Tuesday for Mamette lake and Ashcroft. Al. says he will loom up again
on the 25th, when he will enter his
crackerjack "Ginger" for a grab at
some of the racing money. "Ginger"
is the game little hoss that formerly
won the price of several barrels of liquid
exubricanto for Stanley Kirby the popular Quiichena hotel man.
COLDWATER HOTEL
Wm. McIntymk, Prop.
DINNER MENU
12 O'clock Nson, Victoria Day, May 25th, 1908
SOUP
Oyster . Beef Broth
SALAD
Potato, garnished with Water-cress
Lettuce, with Dressing
ENTREES
Macaroni and Chee3e      Lamb Fricassee
ROAST
Beef and: Brown Gravy
Pork and Apple Sauce
Mutton and Mint Sauce
BOILED
Boiled Tongue and Egg Sauce
Cold Ham
VEGETABLES
Mashed Potatoes Green Peas
Cold Tomatoes
DESSERT
Lemon Pie     Pumpkin Pie Fig Pie
Blueberry Pie Queen Pudding
Ice Cream and Cake       Fruits
TEA MILK COFFEE
The Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian
church will hold their annual picnic on
Monday, the 25th, in connection with
the Victoria Day sports.
Eight Bulls for sale or trade,
to R. H. Winny, Nicola.
Apply
For Sale.���In Nicola, two centre
lots, with house and stable, adjoining
court house; price, $1,200. J. Nash,
Quiichena. 19tf
Don't forget about the booth on the
athletic grounds on Victoria Day in aid
of the Presbyterian church. Meals and
refreshments of all kinds will be served
in first class style. It
Cottage For Sale. ��� Dwelling at
Forksdale known as Forksview Cottage
with one acre land ready for planting,
outbuildings, etc.; a bargain for cash.
Apply at Herald office. 3tl9pU
The Diamond Vale Supply company,
of Coutlee, desires to thank the general
public for their patronage at thdr big
sacrifice sale of Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots, Shoes, etc., and have decided to
continue the sale until the 27th of this
month. Now is the time to get bargains before the sale closes.
Economy and quality are the two
great business virtues by which we hope
to, gain and retain our customers. Full
lines of Diamonds and Precious Stones,
Watches, Jewelry, Electro Plate, Cut
Glass, etc.; fine Diamond Settings,
Wedding Rings, and special designs in
jewelry made to order What we sell
we guarantee. Prices to suit every
nurse, and remember���Haddad has it!
Repair work of watches and jewelry a
.specialty.���J. B. Haddad, the jeweler,
Nicola, B. C.
FOR SALE OR RENT.
Four acres at Nicola, well fenced and
good water supply; house, stable and
chickenhouse.   Apply to
F. W. Jackson, Quiichena,
or A. Jackson, 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.
A. W. ROLSTON, -  PROP
; H. GRAY
(R. M. Woodward's Sawmill.)
BUILDER and
CONTRACTOR
ROUGH & DRESvSED LUMBER
SASHES       DOORS
SHINGLES MOULDINGS
LOWER NICOLA,   -   B. C.
NOTIOK
Notice is hereby given that thirty
days after date, I intend to apply to
the, superintendent of police, Victoria,
B. C. for a renewal of the retail liquor
licence for the Hotel Merritt, Merritt,
B. C.
George E. Hygh.
Merritt, B. C, April 20th.
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to the
superintendent of the provincial police
at Victoria, B. C. for a renewal of the
retail liquor licence for the Coldwater
Hotel at Merritt, B. C.
Wm. McIntyre.
Merritt, B. C, April 25tb, 1908.
NOT1' K
Notice is hereby given that thirty
days after date, I intend to apply to
the superintendent Provincial Police,
Victoria, B. C. for a renewal of retail
liquor licence, for the "Driard" Hotel,
Nicola, B. C.
A. E. Howse.
Nicola, B. C. April 24ch, 1908.
NOTICE.
Notice'is hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply to tho Superintendent of
Piovineinl Police, Victoria, B. C. for a transfer
of; he retail liquor license held by me for the
Driard hotel, Nicola, B. C, from mysolf to
8tanley Kirby.
A. E. HOWSE.
Nicola, B. 0��� May 1st, 190S,
C. C. MAIN
Painter,. Paper Hanger and
Decorator.
merritt, - -        B-c-
A First-Class Up-toDate
Stock of Harness and
Supplies, Saddlery, Valises, Trunks, Robes, Etc.
Have your Harness and Saddles
Repaired for the Spring Work.
Barwick's
Harness and Saddlery
NICOLA
M. L. GRIMMETT, LL. B.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,
NOTARY   PUBXlC,    ETC.
Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal.
NICOLA,
B,.   C.
MERRITT
SHAVING PARLORS
Next Coldwater Hotel.
'   (W. Mclntyre's.)
E. MACE, - Proprietor
MERRITT, B. O.
WM. RILEY
General Blacksmith
H'lrse Shoeing a specialty'.
NICOLA LAKE, B. C.
The
People's
Store
JUST ARRIVED
Sovereign  Brand
���op���-
CLOTHING
NEW AND UP-
TO-DATE
IT PAYS TO  DEAL  WITH US
The People's Store
A. R. CARRINGTON,  - PROPRIETOR
NICOLA
MIDDLESBORO
THE  CORRECT  SUIT
FOR MEN ��,,.
Splendid  Tailoring
Cleverly    Finished
THE FAMOUS
SOVEREIGN BRAND
WE ARE THE HEAD
QUARTERS FOR
"11,1!
B
OUR STOCK OF BUILDING MATERIAL AND HARDWARE MOST
COMPLETE  IN UPPER COUNTRY.
Spring House Cleaning
Good Assortment Linoleums
Carpet Squares and Carpet e?ads
5000 ROLLS
Artistic Wall Paper
Direct from the Factory. All in
Stock. Green, Golden and Red
Burlap to match. See this stock
Our Grocery Stock
Is the Cheapest and Best in the
Valley. The Goods are all New
and Fresh.   Send in your Order
G. B. ARMSTRONG
MERRITT, B. C.

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