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ii   Jl Legislative Assembly
THE NICOLA HERALD
Vol. 5, No. 15.
MERRITT, B. G, FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1909.
$2 a Year.
MINERS ON STRIKE
MIDDLESBORO   WHISTLES   SILENT
THURSDAY MORNING
Operators Charged With Breaking the
Agreement -Prospects Are Bright
For Resumption of Work
at Diamond Vale
At a largely attended union meeting
on Wednesday, the miners at Middlesboro collieries decided to go on strike
the following morning. Consequently,
the mines are now closed down. The
union claims that the company has not
kept faith with the agreement recently
drawn up and signed. Several instances
of discrimination have been shown, and
the U. M. W. of A. officials decided it
was high time to call a halt. The men
claim that trumped up charges are
made to displace men who make use of
the privilege every citizen should be
allowed to enjoy���freedom of speech.
There seems to be no question that
the men have an honest grievance, and
it is thought terms will be arranged to
settle the dispute within a few days.
Up to Thursday there was no change
in the strike situation on the Crows
Nest.
At Diamond Vale.
From following the Sherlock Holmes
method of deduction and making a cursory, gum-shoe investigation, it strikes
us that it is safe to predict that operations will be resumed at Diamond Vale
Collieries very shortly. The company
seems to be preparing to put on a loicc
of men at the mines and start digging
out the black diamonds again. We understand that a cook has ueen hired for
tne company's boarding house, and
where there is a cook there is usually
someone to feed.
The Nicola Development Co., which
is conducting the diamond drill operations on the Diamond Vale property, is
believed to have been making very successful progress. We are not in a position to say just what has been struck,
but is a fact that results so far are
very satisfactory, and the ozone around
the Vale workings is clarified by cheerful optimism.
A Drag Emporium
Another long felt want among the
residents4of Merritt and the valley generally is about to be realized. On or
about May 10th, G. M. Uemmill, late of
Pilot Mound, Man., will open up a drug
and drug sundries store in this city.
Mr. Gemmill, who comes to us highly
recommended, has secured temporary
quarters in the front portion of G. h.
Nash's store, and will shortly erect a
commodious building of his own. He
already has a stock ordered and will
soon be prepared to serve the public in
every way.
The Herald believes Mr. Gemmill has
made no mistake in selecting Merritt as
a town that "looks good" for his line
of business, and wishes him every success in his venture.
Editor Fined $100
W. E. Stanley, of the Fernie District
Ledger, must pay a fine of $100 and
publish an opology in his paper for imputing improper motives towards Judge
Wilson, of Kootenay, in the latter decision of a case before him. Such was
the verdict of Justice Irving in Vancouver last Monday.
Go to Armstrong's for your Boots
and Shoes���a big consignment just to
hand. Tennis Shoes and Running Shoes
at extra special prices.
LOCAL NEWS
A carload of Hardware just received
at Armstrong's.
Frank Mansfield left yesterday with
his freight train loaded for Princeton.
The new bank will open for business at
10 o'clock tomorrow (Saturday)   morn-
ling.
T. C. Brooks has purchased the house
and lot of Charlie Griffiths on Nicola
avenue.
I have for sale a Heintzman Piano,
nearly new; also a good Steam Laundry
plant complete.���Frank Bailey.
Mrs. C. A. Fisher and H. Stearns of
Colville, Wash., are visiting their sister, Mrs. Fred. Mitchell.
W. H. Richardson has secured a position as accountant for the Diamond
Vale Collieries.   Success, Webbie.
Rev. D. K. Allan will conduct Presbyterian services on Sunday as follows:
Lower Nicola, 11 a.m.; Merritt, 3 p.m.;
Middlesboro, 7 p. m.
Bert Goodisson left on Tuesday's
train for Halcyon Hot Springs, where
he will slide wet groceries along Harry
Mcintosh's mahogony bar.
W. E. Fish, of Nicola, spent Sunday
in town and was much impressed with
the growth and evidences of increasing
prosperity in the coal metropolis.
Some twelve knights of the grip arrived in the coal metropolis Tuesday.
This is a pretty good indication of the
bu.-iness activity prevailing in Nicola
valley.
Walter Ward, president of the local
miners' union, leaves tomorrow on atrip
to England. A big smoker is being held
at Middlesboro this afternoon in his
honor.
J. B. Haddad, the Nicola jeweler,
left Saturday on a ten days' trip to the
coast. Mr. Haddad intends to locate
his business at Merritt some time this
summer.
John McNeil left Tuesday on a trip
to the coast and points in the western
States. If Jack can stand the pressure
he expects to be absent three, or four
months.
Col. E. G. Prior, head of the E. G.
Prior Co., of Victoria, has sent in a
personal cheque for $10 to swell the
fund for Merritt's big Victoria Day
celebration.
Dr. Harvey, dentist, will be in Merritt on May 12th, prepared to do dental
work of any kind. The doctor intends
to remain in the valley some time and
will make Merritt his headquarters.
A complete program of events for the
Victoria Day celebration will be ready
for the next meeting of the M. A. C. on
Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock sharp. A
bumper attendance is requested.
J. P. Boyd, manager of the Diamond
Vale Supply Co., has rented the cottage
of J. A. Menzies being vacated by A. S.
Howes. Mrs. Boyd is expected to arrive from Golden in a few days.
A. S. Howes, who has been chief engineer at Diamond Vale for the past
two years, leaves for Vancouver Saturday, accompanied by his wife and child.
Sid. has been offered a good position on
Queen Charlotte Islands.
The new gaol will be completed by
first of the month. The painters are
now at work on the building. A new
contract has been let to Thomas & Mitchell for erecting a stable and two outbuildings and fencing in the skookum-
house property.
The erecting of a new store building
for the Diamond Vale Supply Co. is ex
pected to start shortly. The plans have
been out for some time and the site selected. On the arrival of T. J. Smith
from the coast early next week the
matter will be definitely settled.
"HELLO  CENTRAL"
LATEST BOOST FOR MERRITT TO BE
TELEPHONE EXCHANGE
Citizens Will Shortly Be Able to Call
Down the Batcher and the Baker
at Long Range ���Visit of O.
S. Stevens
From present indications it looks as
if the people of the coal metropolis will
shortly be able to talk by wire as much
as they please. This will be good tidings to the citizens of Merritt and vicinity, as the need of a decent telephone
service has been felt keenly here for
some time.
C. S. Stevens, superintendent of the
government telephone system for the
district, was in town Wednesday and,
accompanied by line foreman Wood-
burn, went over the ground and sized
up the situation.
There is an appropriation before the
Dominion House now for installing a
service at Merritt. As soon as this is
put through, Mr. Stevens will establish
an exchange here, which will also take
in Middlesboro, Coutlee and Lower Nicola, and the trunk line will be cut out
at this end. The exchange at Nicola
will still remain.
In Merritt section between twenty
and thirty 'phones would be subscribed
for at once, and the demand will be
constantly increasing. Mr. Stevens
says that the rate'will be $2.50 per
month for business houses and $2.00 per
month for private residences.
An appropriation is also before, the
House for an exchange at Princeton.
Concert and Dance
The promoters of the concert and
dance in Menzies' hall on Friday night
in aid of the Shulus Indian mission have
every reason to feel gratified at the
success which attended their efforts.
The program, which, with the exception
of one or two numbers, was the same
as the one published in our last issue,
was well rendered and proved immensely enjoyable to the large audience pres
ent.
Dr. Hone outlined the progress of the
work at Shulus mission. The old building in which the school was started last
year was put in weather-proof condition
by the concert in October, and the proceeds from the present concert would,
he believed, be sufficient to finish up
the building inside to a degree of respectability. Dr. Hone spoke of the
big improvement in the manners and
habits of the Indian children attending
the school. There has been no government grant for this school and the brunt
of carrying on the good work has fallen
almost entirely upon Archdeacon Small
and Dr. Hone. The Herald is pleased
that tha citizens responded to the call
so unanimously and made the concert
such a success.
The office of chairman was gracefully
filled by Dr. Tutill, whose comic songs
brought down the house. The happy
evening was concluded with refreshments and a few hours tripping the
light fantastic.
Wanted���A Station
Work on the fine new C.P.R. station
promised for Merritt was to have been
started this month, but through the
variegated intricaces of official red tape
it now looks as though this sunny month
of April will not see the excavation
work begun. The way passengers are
inconvenienced and the way freight is
jumbled up in the ramshackle box cars
that are the present poor excuse for a
station is a disgrace to our rapidly
growing town. We trust the railway
officials will see their way clear to send
along their building gangs at a very
early date.
NIOOLA NOTES.
R. H. Winny is fencing in all his land
along the Nicola road.
Mrs. Lapworth, who has been visiting
with Mrs W. E. Potter, left Saturday
for her home at Hope.
Mrs. Pooley, of Tamerton ranch, visited friends at Merritt for a few days
this week.
W. E. Potter, C.P.R. townsite agent,
has sold the following lots in Merritt
last week: Lot 11 in block 28, to James
Warren; lot 20 in block 10, to Andrew
Kallin.
The telephone linemen are repairing
the system from Nicola to Quiichena.
Rev. O. M. Sanford gave another of
his popular lectures last week. Dickens
was the subject, and he delighted his
audience with selections from the writer. He also showed his profound acquaintance with Dickens by revealing
many of the treasures to be found in
his writings.
Mr. Stewart, of Vancouver, has returned to that city with a number of
government horses, which have been
wintering on Robt. Clark's ranch.
Mr. and Mrs. Knight have returned
to their home in Kamloops after a short
visit to this health resort.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Howse are taking
in the big horse show at Vancouver.
The Commercial hotel expects to
open next week.
R. J. McGregor, of Merritt, has completed his contract of painting and decorating the government office at Nicola
inside and out. The work is skillfully
done and is a great improvement to the
buildings.
QTJILOHENA NOTES
May Moore, of Beaver ranch, left on
Saturday on a trip to Victoria.
William Cooper is busily engaged in
plastering and other improvement work
for Jos. Guichon.
John Collett, of Merritt, was in this
section during the past week buying
up chickens.
Mr.. and Miss Whittaker and Mrs.
Irvin, of Victoria, are visiting Mr. and
Mrs. J. N. Moore at Beaver ranch.
Jack Stevenson, who was laid up
here seriously ill for a few days, has
been taken to the Kamloops hospital.
Drs. Curtin and Macphail have been
in close attendance upon the ten-year-
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnston,
of Vancouver, who are guests at the
Quiichena hotel. The little girl is down
with pneumonia, and fears are entertained for her recovery. Nurse McLean, of Kamloops, is also in attendance.
The following have registered at the
popular Quiichena hotel during the past
week: T. Smith and wife, W. Wood,
A. Nelson, K. Croft, Miss McLean, J.
S. Brown and W. Judge, of Kamloops;
J. W. Witton, C. Rolstone, R. Wright
and L. Jamieson, of Vancouver; A.
Smith, W. Martin, A. Jasper and C.
O'Brien, of Douglas Lake; F. W. Au-
vache, of Phoenix; J. E. McNeil and
Miss Lilian Freeman, of Merritt; Dr.
Curtin, Joe Smollett and D. Macphail,
Nicola; H. J. Woodburn and Roy Stevens, Summerland; Otis C. Swart, Lytton; Norman Woodward, Lower Nicola.
AN ORANGE NIGHT
THE BASKET SOCIAL WAS A HOWLING SDOOESS
All kinds of Paints and sundries may
be had at Armstrong's Big Store.
The Middlesboro soccer team suffered
its first defeat of the season at the
hands of Merritt on Saturday evening,
by a score of 1-0. It was a good exhibition, but would have been much more
interesting on better grounds. There
is entirely too much pitch to the Middlesboro field for good football.
Followers of King Billy Score Big Hit
in the First Bntertalement to Be
Given By Newly Organized
Merritt Lodge
One of the most successful entertainments ever given in Merritt was
held Monday evening under the auspices
of the Merritt Loyal Orange Lodge. It
took the form of a basket social and
dance, which proved an extremely happy combination. Menzies' hall was almost packed to standing room and
everyone entered into the joyous spirit
of the occasion. P. McLean occupied
the chair and called upon the various
cleyer participants in a well arranged
program as follows:
Duet "Larboard Watch"
Watkin Williams and John Higgins
Musical Selection Mr.   Grotman
Song.... "The Boys of the Old Brigade"
Alex. Strang
Recitation...' %ady Lu"... Wm. Murray
Song "Killarney" Mrs.   Bills
Song.. "Love Meand the World is Mine"
Thomas Smith
Song Mrs. Fred Gay
Sketch "Smarty"
Helen Hyland and Kathleen Bills
Song John Higgins
Song  'Mary" John Smith
Song (with autoharp). .Mrs. (Dr.) Tutill
Recitation.. "TheProspector". .F.Bailey
Song. William Evanson
Song Selected Miss Thompson
Song.. "Irish Courtship". .Ted Mayhew
Recitation ;.. "Twenty Years Ago"
Helen Hyland
Comic Song John Tanner
Song.. "Old Rustic Bridge By the Mill"
John Smith
The program throughout displayed
exceptionally good talent, which was
appreciated accordingly by the large
audience. Many of the numbers were
vociferously encored.
All the ladies present had brought
along prettily decorated baskets containing a various assortment of palatable dainties. At the conclusion of the
intellectual feast they were put up at
auction. Isaac Eastwood mounted a
meat block and called for bids. They
came fast and furious from all sections
of the hall and at good prices. Soon all
the bidders���giddy bachelors and bald-
headed married men���were in possession of a grub stake and a female partner for the evening. After the pleasantries attending the disposal of the
refreshments, the orchestra struck up
and soon the past and the future was
forgotten by all in the supreme enjoyment of the mazy whirl.
The brethren of the Orange order desire to express through the Herald their
sincerest thanks to all those who took
part in the program or in other ways
assisted in making the social such a
pronounced success.
The proceeds of the evening totalled
$113.25.
W. O. Millar, divisional superintendent, and W. B. Harris, fuel agent, of
the C. P. R., arrived today in their
private car, which was shunted over to
the mines. The officials, who are evidently here to look into matters concerning the coal supply, will remain until tomorrow afternoon.
The citizens of Merritt, the growing
town of the Nicola Valley are advertising quite a race meet and athletic
sports to take place on Victoria Day.
Prizes to the amount of $1200.00, as
well as trophies for baseball matches,
are hung up as attractions.���Ashcroft
Journal.
In the supreme court chambers at
Vancouver this week Mrs. MacAuley,
of Merritt, was granted letters of administration in order that she could
take advantage of the government
grant of 320 acres to her son, Peter
Hendrix, who was a Canadian volunteer who went to South Africa, remained there after the war, and has
since died. THE  NICOLA  HERALD
THE NICOLA HERALD
L. G. LOBSINGER, Publisher.
Published Every Friday
Subscription, in Advance. $2 a Year
Merritt, B. C, April 23, 1909.
INADEQUATE SCHOOL GROUNDS
The tenders for Merritt's new
school-house are to be opened on
Monday next, and the erection of
the building will, we suppose, be
started very shortly.
Now, there is only one solitary
acre set aside as grounds for this
institution of learning. One acre
is scarcely sufficient for the smallest country school, and utterly inadequate for a growing centre like
Merritt, where there are already
nearly seventy children on the roll.
The acre in question was very
generously donated by Wm. Voght,
the townsite owner, and when the
question of a new school was under
discussion last summer, we understood that the government would
aid in furnishing more ground.
Since then the matter has apparently rested indifferently.
However, we do not believe it is
too late yet to take the matter up.
It is one of vital importance to the
community, and the teacher and
trustees, backed up by the citizens
generally, may be able to accomplish much.
We must not think that in securing a teacher and a two-roomed
building we have done all that is
necessary to set the feet of the
young on the pathway to knowledge ; we must not be too prone
to follow precedents of the school
days some of us knew years ago.
Small and bare school grounds are
a bad start. They do not appeal
to the best in a child's nature and
place certain limitations on his
early educational career.
When completed the new Merritt
school ground should have its flower
beds or borders, so that the children
may become familiar with and learn
to love those beautiful forms which
help so much to make school and
home surroundings bright and
cheerful. The tree gospel can be
preached most eloquently by school
grounds arboreally adorned, and
the lesson will be an abiding one.
Sufficient room for the various
kinds of sport are also most essential. The day of "all work and no
play" is long since past, and if we
are to educate our children along
modern lines with a love for energy
and beauty we must furnish them
with a school home where their
surroundings will he so congenial
as to command the respect of the
dullest-witted child.
An attractive school and grounds
is a perpetual invitation to others
to come and settle in the district;
it shows that a higher than the average intelligence obtains and that
it is consequently a desirable community in which to live, establish a
home and bring up a family. Let
the school and grounds be a nursery for real education���a fountain
of learning from which will flow
elevating tendencies and beautifying influences.
He probably expired while engaged
in the hopeless task of endeavoring
to open one of those convenient car
windows.
The Observer says that Salmon
Arm is already beginning to feel
the benefits to be derived from their
newly organized board of trade.
Citizens of Merritt, read, learn and
let it take root.
The big iron dollars keep coming-
in for Merritt's big Victoria Day
celebration. Let everyone help !
It's going to be the best two days'
sport this far north and a big boost
for the black diamond metropolis.
At Manifold, Pa., a riot took
place over a girl, says a press dispatch. That's nothing; since Eve
kicked up the first rumpus a woman has been found at the bottom
of nearly every disturbance except
earthquakes.
A young woman at San Rafel,
Cal., beat a grocer into insensibility
because he sent her a bill she claimed she did not owe. This female
Saudow should be subsidized by the
women suffragettes who are trying
to exterminate the authorities in
England.
Japanese in Vancouver fired a
bullet through the window of a car
filled with passengers while the
train was in motion. Of course it
will be alright since the bullet did
nor kill anyone and probably the
Jap consul is ' 'sorry a la extreme.''
MERRITT
BREWERY
ils 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
WM. COOPER
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Plastering, Brick, Stone,
Cement Floors, Sidewalks, Foundations, etc.
Work promptly and neatly executed.
MERRITT,
B.C.
NOTICE.
Is  hereby   given that   thirty days after
date I intend In apply to the superinten
dent of provincial police, Victoria, B.C.,
for a retail liquor licence for  tho Aspen
Grove Hotel, at Anpeo Grove, B.C.
G. R.  Bates.
April 1st, 1909. Aspen Grove, B.C.
HERNY'S NURSERIES
FOR THE SPRING TRADE:
Tested Stock���Seeds for Farm, Garden
or Conservatory���from the best growers
in England, Frauce, Holland, United
States and Canada.
HOME GROWN
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits
Fertilizers, Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps,
Spraying Materials, Wire fencing and
gates, Cut Flowers.
140 Page Catalogue Free
OFFICE, GREENHOUSES &SEEDHW,
3010 WESTMINSTER ROAD,
VANCOUVER,  -  B.C.
TENDERS WANTED    .
Be Victoria Day Privileges
Tenders will be received by the undersigned on behalf of the Merritt Athletic
Club for the following privileges in connection with the Victoria day celebration
on May 24th and 25th, on the grounds
contracted for by the said Club:
Tender No. 1���Privilege for serving
meals in pavilion to be built by Club.
Tender No. 2���Privilege for refreshment booth.
Tender No. 3���Privilege for refreshment booth.
Tenders will be received for any or all
of the above privileges. Tenders must
be sealed and received by the undersigned by 12 o'clock noon on May 1st.
Lowest or any tender not necessarily
accepted.
Further particulars may be had on ap-
lication to
G. B. ARMSTRONG,
President M. A. C.
Merritt, April 15th, 1909.
$1000
BUYS
A well built new frame house
containing 4 Rood rooms, barn,
woodshed, about 1 acre of land.
Quarter of a mile from railroad
station, near to stores, post-
office, church and school.
APPLY
Nicola Valley Land Co.,
COUTLEE,  B.O.
COUTLEE  HOTEL
COUTLEE,   B. C.
r^��<��
The Gateway to the Nicola Valley Coal Fields
STRICTLY   FIRST   CLASS
Dining Room Unexcelled
TRY OUR DINING ROOM am SATISFY YOURSELF
The Bar is Stocked with the  Highest Grade Goods and we Make a
Specialty of Fancy Mixed Drinks.
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METROPOLITAN
MEAT MARKET
NICOLA, B. C.
SQUIBOGBAPHS
You need no ticket to butt in to
the booster club.
Branch Nursery,
S. Vancouver
Watch Merritt grow ! A drug
and book store will be a going concern shortly.
We wonder if the editor of the
Saturday Sunset will offer to speak
the speech of welcome to the Japanese squadron.    What?
A Japanese squadron is to visit
British Columbia ports this year.
In some quarters alarm is expressed
that the little brown fighters may
take Peruna.	
A settler coming west was suffocated in his car at Banff, Alta.
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.
The choicest of Beef,  Mutton,   etc.,
always on hand.
Fresh Fish, Eggs and Vegetables.
T.HESLOP, - -   PROP
GEO. WARD,
PROP
For sale or to let
800 acres of mountain pasture land.
Apply, M. Adams, Merritt, B. C.
240 acre hay ranch for sale
Comprising 15 head of stock, farming
implements, household goods, 80 acres
in timothy, 40 acres in hay meadow,
balance easily cleared. Located in Otter valley. For further particulars apply to M. Adams, Merritt, B. C.
The Nicola Herald, Two Dollars.
GRAND HOTEL
(Cor. Nicola Ave. & Garcia St.)
0PEN~~F0R
BOARDERS
First-Class Accommodation.
I\ewly Furnished.
MRS. C. HOGGAN,
Proprietress.
COLDWATER HOTEL
WM. McINTYRE, Proprietor
First-class Accommodation.    Best of Cuisine.
Wines,  Liquors and Cigars.
MERRITT,  B. C.
NICOLA VALLEY MEAT MARKET
MERRITT,   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, Mgr
MERRITT
FOR LOTS AND ACREAGE IN THIS, THE
COMING TOWN OF THE INTERIOR SEE
H. S. Cleasby, d Coutlee
or at Nicola Valley Meat Market, Merritt,
every Wednesday & Saturday afternoon
W. H. GRAY
(R. M. Woodward's Sawmill.)
BUILDER and
CONTRACTOR
ROUGH & DRESSED LUMBER
SASHES       DOORS
SHINGLES MOULDINGS
LOWER NICOLA,   -   B. C.
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
[i
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CHIPS FROM THE BLOCK
A Line-up on What Is Doing In Near-by
Districts and Throughout British
Columbia Generally
Cranbrook has acquired the baseball
fever.
The Penticton Press complains of a
shortage of laborers in that locality.
Blue papers have been distributed
among the parasitic gentry of Hedley.
A wagon road is to be built over Hope
mountain by the provincial government.
Penticton merchants have adopted the
weekly half-holiday for the summer
months. ,
A bunch of fakirs in Vancouver are
working the old endless chain coupon
scheme.
E. F. Voigt has uncovered some very
rich copper ore on Copper mountain, in
the Similkameen.
Bob Edwards and his paper, the Eye-
Opener, will probably remove from
Calgary to Toronto.
A rich strike of silver-lead ore has
been struck on the Lucky Jim, of the
Summitt group on Sheep creek.
Hill's control of Crows Nest is admitted from Toronto. He has representatives on new board of directors.
A baker at Nelson is making special
loaves about a yard long. These will
probably be used for club sandwiches.
W. J. Walker was killed at Greenwood last week by falling off an ore
train.    Seven loaded cars ran over him.
A convict in Edmonton penitentiary
killed Warden Steadman last week by
striking him over the head with an axe.
Miss E. Pauline Johnson, "Tekahwn-
wake," the famous Indian poetess, is
entertaining Victoria society with recitals.
A Penticton man had a close shave
the other day when his whiskers were
burned off by the explosion of an alcohol lamp.
Cranbrook is the only electoral district in British Columbia,   which has
a voting list to which no objections
have been made.
Birthday parties���one guest for each
year���are popular among Penticton ladies. None of the old maids ever have
more than twenty guests.
Guggenheims and Morgan have a 20
million syndicate, to take up enterprises
in the West and North with Puget
Sound as outpost.
W. W. B. Mclnnes, Vancouver's new
judge, was born in Dresden, Ont. He
is 38 years of age and was admitted to
the B.C. bar in 1893.
Enderby is to have an Arbor Day,
May 3rd being the date set. The council will purchase trees for setting out
on the streets and in the public park.
The Cranbrook Prospector is advertising for a game warden whom it believes has been lost in that district.
Probably he is "out of season."
The Hedley Gazette and the Penticton
Press are in a squabble on the local option question. Hoist a couple of mugs
of peace, gentlemen, and drown the
quarrel.
T. Murato, a Japanese knife-wielder
with an international reputation, will
serve three years in the penitentiary
for his latest offence, that of slashing a
Vancouver sailor with a knife.
If the wicked Kootenay country remains unsaved it will not be for lack of
enterprise on the part of evangelists.
Every city in the district is being taken
by storm by exponents of the method
of coming to God in a roar of thunder.
Harold, the young son of Thos. Stephens, North Vancouver, was shot
through the heart and instantly killed
by the accidental discharge of a rifle in
the hands of another boy. A party of
boys were out executing the rifle drill
as taught in school.
In the midst of a revival meeting in
Fernie a man, who looked rather dry,
arose to leave the church,, when the
evangelist called out: "Hold on there
friend, an aunt of mine went to hell by
leaving a gospel meeting." The man
looked at the speaker and quietly replied���"Have you any message you
would like to send her?"
The remains of a man named Charles
Greenwood were found near Cranbrook
last week. Greenwood was last seen
on the night of January 4th, when the
thermometer registered 44 below. He
had been imbribing deeply, and evidently stopped to rest on his road home,
never to awake again.
A man named Rose, who had an imaginary grievance against Constable
Sproule, of Hedley, took a punch at
that officer the other day. The result
proved the unwisdom of inciting the
arm of the law. Rose came out a bad
second in the scrap, was locked up and
fined $100 and costs.
J. Peck MacSwain is holding down a
desk in the cicy clerk's office at present.
Peck is the most versatile cuss living.
Last week he was bossing a shift in the
converter room at the smelter, this
week he is assistant to the city clerk,
next week he may be supe at the tunnel
or conducting an evangelical campaign,
and the next���but that is too far ahead.
���Greenwood Ledge.
Three drummers after being on an
up-country trip lasting several weeks,
were "chewing the rag" in the smoker
on their way home to the coast. At
Spences Bridge two of them hustled
out for a few moments, and on returning informed their elder companion that
they had just telegraphed their wives
of the time they would arrive. "Say,"
remarked this grizzled veteran of the
grip, "you guys are easy. Now, when
I come off a trip I just hike straight
for the house without saying a word.
At the front door I give the bell a strong
pull, and then, armed with a good-sized
club, make a race around to the rear;
and say, do you know, I havn't missed
one in years."
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.
T*7".   DOBSON
PROPRIETOR
t*,,irt;-��S,��B|--,W
The Way to Save Money
WHEN BUYING IS TO
S Purchase Good Goods
We can supply your wants in all lines
and guarantee satisfaction
FOR GROCERIES come to us.    Our stock is new and fresh
and our prices are the best
When our driver calls give us a trial and be convinced
Flour and Feed      Groceries      Hardware      Dry Goods
Men's Furnishings       Furniture
REX FLINTKOTE ROOFING
Makes an inexpensive and satisfactory roofing for use on light
structures, farm buildings, barns, etc., where a waterproof
covering is desired. Keeps hens and stock warm and dry; is
best for lining feed boxes, poultry houses, etc; vermin avoid it.
Also MIKADO RUBBER ROOFING for use on light buildings where ch^ap roof is required. Better than tar. Excellent
for use on sides of poultry houses.
NEXT DOOR TO COUTLEE'S BARN SEE THE BIG SIGN
Diamond Vale Supply Co.
Merritt General
:Store:=
f " ' ��������� -I.���i���-  "!
BICYCLE TIME
HAS ARRIVED
Now is the time to enjoy a healthful
spin around the  country on  a  good
bike.    Gill and inspect our fine line
of wheels at close prices.
We handle the
"CLEVELAND"
"PERFECT"
and other celebrated makes
Buy now and buy from us
J. A. MENZIES, Prop.
Merritt,  B.C.
3ank of flontreal
Capital,  $14,400,000.   Rest, $12,000,000 Head Office:   Montreal.
Sir Edward Clouston, Bart.   Vice-President & General Manager.
Savings Bank Department.   jg^SSWSSS
BANK MONEY ORDERS ISSUED AT THE FOLLOWING RATES:
$5.00 and under 3c.
Over $5 and not exceeding $10 5c.
Over $10 and not exceeding $30.. 10c.
"   $30   "   " "      $50..15c.
These ORDERS aro PAYABLE AT PAR at any office in Canada of a chartered
Bank (Yukon excepted).
They form an excellent method of remitting small sums, of money with safety and at
small cost.
NICOLA BRANCH
A W. STRICKLAND,
Manager.
N.  PETERSON
GENERAL BLACKSMITH
Here's where you get First-Class work done at
Moderate Prices.
horseshoeing"! specialty.
All kinds of Carriage work and Wheel-Wrighting promptly executed.
MEEEITT,   IB. O.
Victor Safes,
BEST ON s *
THE MARKET
Guaranteed Absolutely Fire-Proof.
If you are in need of the best, write to E. G. PARNELI,,
agent, P. O. Box, 880, Vancouver, B.C.
MERRITT LIVERY AND FEED STABLES
A. J. COUTLIE, Proprietor.
Saddle Horses, Single and Double Drivers
supplied on short notice.
First   Class   accommodation for Horses.     Everything New
and First Class.    Express meets all trains.
BUGGIES FOR HIRE. THE   NICOLA    HERALD
SALE OF
HOUSEHOLD GOODS
TAKES PLACE
FRIDAY EVENING
and SATURDAY FORENOON
(April 23rd and 24th.)
At A. S. Howes' residence
NOTIOE TO  CREDITORS
BORN.
Clark.-At Nicola, B.C., on Monday,
April 19th, 1909, to Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Clark, a daughter.
LOCAL NOTES
Jim Barker has pulled out.
B. P. Little returned to the coast
Tuesday.
Peter Senit left on Saturday for
Agassiz.
Robt. Hunter left for a trip to the
coast on Saturday.
P. Thibodeau is around again after
his recent serious illness.
Frank Jackson was a visitor from
Quiichena last Friday.
Wm. Mclntyre has started excavation
work for his big, new hotel.
Mat. Ovington and family left yesterday for Vancouver Island, where they
will make their home.
A number of prospective settlers were
in town this week looking over the district in search of farm lands.
Sixty-six cars of coal are being shipped from the Middlesboro mines each
week, or close to 3000 tons.   '
Boost for the Victoria day celebration. Two days of it ��� Monday and
Tuesday, May 24th and 25th.
Don't forget the Jeweller at Nicola.
Your repairs will be promptly attended
to at coast prices. J. B. Haddad, Nicola, B. C.
M. N. Adams has a hay ranch in Otter valley and 800 acres mountain pasture for sale. See ads. in another column.
Wanted���A steady, competent foreman for a stock, ranch. ��� Apply to
Mrs. Pooley, Tamerton ranch, Nicola, B. C. 2-15
W. E. Dodds, engineer on the local,
left for Yale this week to attend the
funeral of his mother, Mrs. Wm. Dodds,
wife of the government agent at that
place. Engineer Wilcox is taking Mr.
Dodds' place at the throttle.
The storekeeper who does not advertise and who does not systematize his
business might as well put up his
shutters. Judicious advertising means
financial success. Never in the history
of the commercial world has advertising
occupied so dominant a place as it does
today.
F. W. Auvache> of Grand Forks, who
was here with the telephone linemen,
paid the Herald a fraternal visit Wednesday. Fred, is a member of the "art
preservative of arts," having learned
his trade under "Old Man" Simpson of
the Cranbrook Herald. He is doing
outdoor work for awhile for the benefit
of his health.
When you hear a man sneering at
the local paper because it is not as big,
cheap and newsy as the city papers,
you can safely bet that he does not
squander any of his wealth in assisting
to make it better, and that generally
the paper has done more for him than
he has for it. The man who cannot sec
the benefits arising from a local newspaper is about as much value to a town
as a delinquent tax list.
The following registered at Hotej
'Merritt during the past week:���H. It.
Eagleson, J. Irvine, H. Wright, R. Sargent, Robt. Hood, J. W. Witton, A.
Gougales, C. T. Rolston, E. W. Raw-
son, R. L. Phelps, A. H. Donahue. M.
Morrison, J. Powers, R. F. Wright, E.
Clement and H. Chatterson, of Vancouver; Andrew McGoram Canford; J. S.
Brown and Arch. Irwin, of Kamloops;
J. Smollett, of Nicola; C. S. Stevens,
Roy Stevens and A. J. Woodburn, of
Summerland; F. W. Auvache, of Grand
Forks.
I
In the Estate of Narvisistkin (Peter),
Chief of Shulus Indian  Res
ervation. Deceased.
NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claims against the late
Narvisistkin, who died on the 7th day of
April, 1909, at Shulus Indian Reservation, B.C., are required to send by post
prepaid or deliver to the undersigned
executors of the will of the deceased,
their names and addr< sses and full particulars in writing of their claims, nnd the
nature of the securities, if any, held by
by them.
And take notice that after the 15th day
of June, 1909, the said executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the deceased among the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of
which they shall then have had notice.
JOHN II. COLLKTT,   \Execuiors
PETER THIBODEAU, jL^ec^OY>'-
Dated Merritt, B.C., 15th April, 1909.
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL CARDS
M. L. GRIMMETT, LL. B.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,
NOTARY   PUBLIC,    ETC.
Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal.
NICOLA,
B.   C.
r  '������<'���       /     ;M>       ,
IX.  g*
���
Notice to Contractors
OEALED TENDERS, superscribed
N "Tenders for School-house," will
*""' be received by the Hon. the Minister of Public Works, up to noon of Monday, the 26th April, 1909, for the erection
and completion of a two-room frame
School-house at Merritt, Kamloops Electoral District.
Plans, specifications, contract and
forms of tender may be seen on and after
the 10th day of April, 1909, at the offices
of the Government Agent, Kamloops; of
H. S. Cleasby, Esq., Secretary of the
School Board, Coutlee; and at the Public
Works Department, Victoria, B. C.
Each proposal must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate of
deposit on a chartered bank of Canada,
made payable to the Hon. the Minister of
Public Works, for a sum' equivalent to ten
per cent of the amount of the tender,
which shall be fo-feited if the party tendering decline to enter into contract
when called upon to do so, or if he fail
to complete the work contracted for.
The cheques or certificates of the unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them
upon the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer,
and enclosed in the envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
EDWARD MOHUN,
Assistant Engineer.
Public Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 6th April, 1909.       2
WM.  RILEY
General Blacksmith
Horse Shoeing a npecinlty.
NICOLA, B. C.
J��.   O.   IE\
C^OUllT NICOLA, No. 8911, A. O. F., meets
J second and tin Thursday ill each mouth
at 8 p. in., in 1'ooley'n Hall. Visiting brethren
cordially invited.
It. Hazlkhuust, O. R.
Rev. D. K. Allan, Sec.
UNDERTAKING
Caskets and   Coffins of  all Sizes
on Hand.
N. J. Barwick,
BEAN BROS.
DEALERS IN
HIDES & FURS
Office at A. Jackson's Store
IMIIEliRIRITT,    -    IB. O-
General &
Blacksmith
-AGENT FOR-
Sharles Tubular
CreamSeparator
ICE CREAil
Parlors are now 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.O.
ALSO  FOR
The famous John Deere
and Fleury Plows
and all classes of Farm Implements
MERRITT, B. 0.
DAN.   FRASER
BOOT AND  SHOE
REPAIRER
Work promptly and neatly  executed.
Nicola Ave.   MERRITT, B. C.
THE OOUTLEE 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-GOOi)S, 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
usj and we are confident you will be anxious
to continue the experiment. Our motto is :
A SQUARE DEAL TO ONE & ALL
r
Hotel Merritt
RATES $2 A DAY.
MERRITT, B.C.
FINE ROOMS       ���&~3��       FINER TABLE
FINEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
FINE   LARGE   SAMPLE  ROOMS
HEADQUARTERS   FOR   COMMERCIAL   TRAVELERS
G. E. HYGH
Proprietor
t
CONTRACTS   UNDERTAKEN   FOR
SINKING AND CRIBBING WELIS
To any depth.   Pumps installed, either
hand, steam or wind-mill.
Up
EXCAVATIONS AND CELLAR WORK"
Assesments, development work and
mining contracts taken.
Buildings erected on the instalment
plan. 20 per cent, of cost of building,
balance on easy terms. ��� Examinations
and reports. Ten years experience in
Yale District.
Survey made, mining maps compiled,
coal and fruit lands, farms and cattle
ranches for sale.
FRANK BAILEY & CO.
Mining Engineers,       -     Merritt, B.C.
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 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
C, B. ARI18TOflfe
I, MERRITT
A good place to patronize
Ashcroft   Hotel
Newly renovated. Headquarters for
mining men.. Klectric Lighted, Hot
and Cold Baths, Cozy Rooms. Best
Table in Town. Fine Bar. Commodious Sample Rooms.
McGillivray & Veasey, Props,
LAND ACT.
Take notice, that I, Mary T. Hardiman,
of Canford, B.C. intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands for permission to purchase 40 aores of land,
situated on the north of the Nicola river,
and adjoining lot 137, commencing at a
post placed at N. W. corner, thence east
ten chains; south, forty chains; west,
ten chains; thence forty chains to point
of commencement.
MARY T. HARDIMAN.
March 8lh, 1909. 9-8
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