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 ���������������-[ -.  t  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  v  Vol. IV.  No. 16.  HEDLEY, B. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1908.  $2.00, in Advance.  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO  ESTABLISHED 1807  B. E. WALKER, President  ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager  A. H. IRELAND, Superintendent of  Branches  Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000  Rest, - - - 5,000,000  Total Assets, - 113,000,000  SUNSET ON THE    .  RAILWAY  MARTIN   BURRELL   CHOSEN  Editor McConnell Takes  the Brief for McLean  Brothers  Up  As Standard-bearer for the Liberal-Con-  'servatives in Yale-Cariboo���������A  Bumper Convention.  McEVOY LEAVES CROW'S NEST.  Takes Position With a German Coal Development Co.���������Formerly on Canadian Geological Survey.  Branches throughout Canada, and in tbc United States and England  GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED  COMMERCIAL AND FARMERS' PAPER DISCOUNTED!  84  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  Deposits of $1 and upwards received, and interest allowed at  current rates. The depositor is subject to no delay whatever In  the withdrawal of the whole or any portion of the deposit. *  AND ROASTS THE V. V. & E.  Whatever   Shuffling cof Charters   There  ' May Have Been, the Sunset Is Now  Evidently On the Wrong Tack���������The  V. V. & E. Will Go To Coast.  '   A (  Penticton Branch, J. J. Hunter, Manager.  CHARLES M. SHAW  Civil Engineer, .    ,  Dominion   and   Provincial  Land Surveyor.  Orders maij be left at Gazette office.  HEDLEY,  R. H. ROGERS,  M.A., B.C.L. -  BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.  Vernon, B. G.  Dr. C. A. JACKSON  DENTIST  [18 years' practice in Vancouver.]  S.-O. L. Co.'s Block  PENTICTON,      -      -'     B. C.  W.  H. T.  G A H AN  .' .  Barrister,  Solicitor,  Notary Public, Etc.  ]���������:  S. O. L. Co.'s Block  PENTICTON,  '���������-      ^      B. C.  A; MEG RAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  ConA'cyancer, Real Estate, Mines,  CroAvn    Grants   Applied   For  Under Lund- Act and  Mineral Act.  Agent for: \  London & Lancashire Fires Ins. Co.  Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.  Office  at   HEDLEY,  B. C.  HOTEL PENTICTON  Heaelquarters for. Tourist Travel.  Rates Moderate.  ... /  A.Bahnes, Prop.       Penticton, B.C.  HOLLAND, FRENCH AND  JAPAN  bulbs for full planting.  Seeds-Trees-Piants  for ihe farm, garden, laAvn or  conservatory.  Reliable approved varieties,  at  reasemable prices.  Please beav in mind in placing your order  that our fruit trees arc not grown from  cheap imported piece root grafts, butarc  budded on whole root seedling grown on  our OAvn grounels ami from bearing trees  Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps and  Spraying Material, Cut FloAvers,  etc.    CATALOGUE FREE.  Oldest established nursery on the mainland of ii. C.  M. J. HENRY,  3010 Westminster Rood,      Vancouver.  The steamer Okanagan is not likely  to resume daily, trips until the Aberdeen, which is undergoing.repairs at  Okanagan Landing, is off the ways,  and .that is not expected before the  end of three weeks.  Sir A. P. Caro'n, Justice Drake and  B. G. Charles Lindsay Avere three prominent  Canadians whose deaths' took place  last' Aveek. Each in his OAvn sphere  occupied, a large part in'the public life  of' Canada.   - ��������� ���������  ;liast weenie the Gazette' was a trifle  early in having the steam shovel at  work on this side the river. There was  a great deal of preparatory work in  getting the shovel set up, track laid,  and'other essentials before work could  begin. Theses were almost completed  oil Saturday, night, and Monday morning work was to begin.  Witnesses are being subpoenaed to  attend the trial and give evidence in  in the Nelson Chance murder case,  in Vernon where it appears the mur-  de'rer is to be tned in his absence. This  is rough on the prisoner that isn't1 a  prisoner, for the witnesses'may tell all  kinds of-yarns'on him arid he wont be  there to contradict them.  Road Supervisor Deardorff has now,  a pretty fair idea of the condition of  the roads in the Similkameen electe>r-  al district having gone over most of  them Avithin the past month, and he,  is Avell satisfied that they have stood;  the \vinter and the spring thaws as  well as, they did. 'Repair'work 'has  been in progress Avhere needed during  the past month.  Chief engineer J. H. Kennedy came  in on ;Tuesday evening, accompanied  by, Major. A. M. Anderson, right-of-r  AVay man. This is the first time Major-  Anderson has been hare since the runaway accident of last fall Avhich came  very nearly doing him up. The complete recovery, Avhich leaves him ap-:  patently as sprightly and good-looking  as ever, speaks volumes for his -vim.  Major Anderson is one of the G. N. R's  most successful and popular right-of-  Avay men, having the faculty of getting fair terms for his company Avith  the minimun of friction.  On   Monday   morning   Mr.  Angus  McKinnon left for his former home in  Antigonish, Nova Scotia, accompanied  by his son, Donald,   who returned a  few days ago from Montana.   In the  departure of Mr.  McKinnon, Hedley  loses a highly respected citizen',  who  bears  Avith  him the good will of all.  It Avas early in September,  1901 that  he and Mrs. McKinnon and daughter  came here to live Avith his sons,  and  although  p.ast the age of three score  years and ten, he  has   enjoyed   comparatively good health, for the climate  agreed Avith him.   The loss of his son  John last fall proved a heavy blow for  him, tor they were  boon companions,  arid since then the mountains in Avhich  his son lost his life has had nothing  but painful memories for the father.  Those Avho knew-the old gentleman  most intimately could best appreciate  the sturdy uprightness of his character in which there was no room for insincerity or deceit.     He Avas always  true te> his friends anel true to his OAvn  sense of honor, and in his warm Highland heart Avas breadth and toleration.  The Gazette wishes him a safe journey  with a full measure of health and comfort in which  "To husband but life's taper at the closed  And keep the soul from Avaating by repose."  an  copper,  The last issue of the Saturday Sunset  contains a sensational' story "of J. J.  Hill's intentions concerning the V. V.  & E. Whatever grounels the Sunset  may have for claiming betrayal of McLean Bros., whose cause the editor has  taken up,*the article falls doAvn badly  when it'entors the de>main of prophecy  and declares that Hill will not complete the road to the coast. As the  article is appreciative of. the Similkameen and as the various counts in the  indictment are aptly arraigned, Ave  will reproduce as much of it .-is our  limited space can accommodate. The  article begins :������������������  '. The valley of the Similkameen from  Nicola to the Boundary comprises one  of the richest sections of British Col:  umbia. From the headwaters of that  river to Keremeos for 125 miles is  unbroken succession of coal,  gold, grazing land, agricultural lands,  timber, and all these repeated, until  yon reach the Keremeos, a section,  the richness of whose, fruit possibilities  are unrivalled in Canada.  Near the foot of the valley is located  the. Nickel Plate gold mine, the largest  freemilling camp in the world,* and in  many respects bound t(������ become one of  the richest.   At the upper end, a fe\y  miles, down .the Nicola side of the divide, are the Nicohi coal mines,  soon  to be among the largest arid '.most- pro-  fitable in British Columbia.   Nearby  is the-.Aspen Grove copper camp with  immense possibilities.   Down the valley are large areas of magnificent grazing and agricultural lands.   At Bear  Creek are being opened up splendid  lodes of copper arid gold-bearing..ores,  declared by experts to be among the  finest  and  largest  in   the  province.  Granite Creek,   Tulameen  and   their  tributaries have' gravels which with  modern separating facilities, are rich  in platinum',' and gold,!   No other district  iil'-all  Canada offers an equal  variety of natural resources���������such brilliant' 'promise of rich returns,  for its  development as does this magnificent  stretch of country. Here is everything  to gladden the heart of inan���������riches in  abundance, a climate of sunshine, temperate in heat and cold, valleys watered by glacial streams whose' green and  white    sources    perpetually    glisten  .among.the summits of the Hope range  in summer and   winter;    a   country  beautiful to gaze upon, a land literally  flowing with   bounties  of  nature  in  mine, field and forest.  Only, the barrier of the Hope Mountains and the treachery of our representatives in Parliament stand between  the trade of this splendid domain and  the city of Vancouver. Engineers  may overcome the difficulties of construction doAvn the Coquihalla river to  bring the railway line into the Fraser  valley and thence into Vancouver, but  what Avill undo the damage done to  this city by British Columbia members  in Parliament avIio made a present of  this district to J. J. Hill with which to  feeel the Great Northern Raihvay and  build up Seattle and Spokane?  The whole sordid story of political  deceit, the betrayal of provincial interests Avhich makes the sum of the  delivery of this magnificent territory  into the hands of an alien railway  company, has not been air easy one to  secure. Business men Avhe> know the  details are averse to talking about  them. McLean Bros., who should  know them, Avhen I asked them, Avere  loth te> talk and it Avas only by dint of  weeks of perseverence that I have se-  cureel the facts herein set out. They  are facts and I have the evidence to  support every assertion I make and I  The Liberal-Conservative nominating convention held in Vernon on  Thursday Avas by all odds the biggest  affair of the kind ever held in the iid-  ing. Ellison's hall, in which the meeting took place, will comfortably seat a  little over-100,- and from front to rear  of this large hall, most of the rows  were well filled with enthusiastic  Toriejs.  Of these there weie 149 delegates re-  pvesenting their several districts in  person, and carrying proxies sufficient  to give a teital representation of 227  duly accredited delegates.  Mr. Price Ellison, president of the  Libeial-Conscrvative Association of  Yale-Caviboo, occupied the chair, while  Mr. J. A. McKelvie, the secretary of  association, was secretary of the convention.   ��������� v  It was hoped that Hon. Richard McBride would be present, but ptess of  public business at the capital prevented  him. Hon. F. J. Fulton, the Commissioner of Lands and^VVorks, was also  expected, but accidental injury to one  of his feet confined him to his room ;  and letters and telegrams from both  of these gentlemen were read explaining the cause of their absence.  In addition to sitting members ot  provincial constituencies comprising  Yale-Caiiboo', there were present also  the unsuccessful candidates in three  others, and during the fore part of the  convention Dr. Maguire, one of the  noble five from Vancouver, Avho happened to be in^the constituency on a  tour Avith his family, was also present.  Mayor Timmins, of Vernon, in a  humorous and hearty manner, avoI-  comed the delegates and extended to  them the freedom of the citv.  -(Fernic cor. NTcKon News.)  James McEvoy,  chief engineer and  land commissioner of the Crew's Nest  Pass Coal Co..  has resigned his position here and will shortly sever his connection with it to accept a responsible  one with the German Developirient Co.  Avhich oAvns and is about to develop extensive coal areas in the neighborhood  of Calgary.   Mr. McEvoy has been con-  necteel with the former company for a  great many years in several capacities,  sis geologist, chief engineer,  and land  commissioner,' and by his ability, conscientious devotion to duty, and general courteous manner, and the', cordial  and delightful   Avay he and" his Avife  have dispensed   the hospitality of his  charming  home in Lhe. park has endeared himself to the people of Fernie.  He hasahvays ielentifieel himself Avith  every movement that was calculated to  advance the interests of the town and  district, and it is to his indefatigable  perseverance that the Kootcnay Rifles,  of which he is the commanding officer,  owes its  existence aud present high  state of efficiency.   While the people  regret the loss  of so public spirited a  citizen  thev aic delightiid to hear of  his well earned atlvancement.  Committees on credentials and on  can prove that Templeman, Ross and  Continued on Pago Four.  resolutions were struck, being made up  of one delegate from each provincial  constituency. '.:'-  The committee "on credentials was  comprised of: W. A. Williams, Grand  Forks; :W. B. Flemming, 'Greenwood;  A. MegraAV, Similkameen ; S, A; Shat-  fbi-d, Okanagan ; J.'-T. Robinson, Kamloops ; W. Saul, Lilloe>et;  J. P. Shaw,  Cariboo, and F. C. Wolfenderi, Yale.  That on  resolutions comprised C. A.  Semlin, Ric A. Fraser, L.W. Shatford,  M.P.P., E.G. Warren, E. Mnier, W.W.  Rogers, J. M. Robinson arid W. Gill.' ';  There was a general feeling amongst  delegates from "all sections that if Mi1.  Burrell Avas willing to -allow his name  to go before the convention, his ability  and .worth as well as the plucky fight  in the face of adverse circumstances  four years ago entitled him to it, arid  as a letter from'Mr. Burrell, who was  unable   to   be  present,-consented to  make the run if there was a general  Avish in the convention "that he should  again  be the candidate,  he Avas tendered the nomination.   The names e>f  Messrs. W.'T. Shatford, Price Ellison,  J. M. Robinson and W..A. Lang Avere  also proposed, hut these gentlemen retired in favor of Mr. BnrrellY whose  nomination was made, unanimous Avith-  out any vote being taken.  On all sides there was strong confidence that in the coming election Yale-  Cariboo would be redeemed, imd the  delegates one and all left the convention   Avith   a,  determination   that   it  should be so.  In Mr. Burrell they have  a  strong   candidate   Avhose  platform  ability will enable him to  meet allcomers.    Besides he has a public and  private recorel that is clean anel honorable,  and what makes him specially  acceptable at the present time is his  position as a specialist in fruit-groAving  Avhich is becoming a most important  industry in this portion of British Columbia.    For over tAventy years before  he came to British Columbia,  he AA'as  actively engaged in fruit-growing in  the Niagara peninsula., and in Ontario  he Avas one of the most popular lecturers on that subject before the Farmers'  Institutes.   That he is already regarded in British Columbia as one of the  leading authorities in horticulture it is  'only necessary to note that he was  chosen by the legislature of this province to represent British Columbia in  England.    The good work which'he  Avas doing for this province all last  winter in England is evidenced by the  prizes Avhich he Avon  Avith B. C.  fruit  ��������� Mr. R. G. Sidley has brought upon  himself the wrath of Liberal papers by  talking out in meeting at the Liberal  convention in Vernon. The Conservative press on the coast has also paid  some attention to the matter, but Mr.  Sidley can be counted on to hoe- his  own row without , assistance from  anyone.  in the. various exhibitions held in the  old land; and the appreciative comments on his lectures and Avork, which  appeared in leading papers through'  Great Britain, sIioavs that he was Avell-  fitted to perform the important mission for which he Avas chosen.  These are some of the reasons for  the confidence held by his friends that  they Will place him at the head of the  polls, even should the questional)!-  tactics of a deferred election be again  resorted to by his opponents.  The Resolution Committee brought  in the fe^lloAving resolutions, each  being carried unanimously amid great  cheering:  "This convention expresses its confidence in R. L. Borden, K. C;, as leader of-the Conservative party in the  Dominion and conveys to him its appreciation of his efforts in urging political reforms throughout Canada."  "That this'.convention  heartily approves of the policy of the. Hon. Richard   McBride   and   his   Government,. '  Av.hich has resulted so favorably to the  province."  .   "That this  convention extends to,  our Conservative friends in the Province of New  Brunswick most hearty  congratulations em their brilliant success in the last Provincial Elections."  "This convention strongly condemns  the practice of delaying the elections  in certain constituencies until the  results of the General Elections are  known as being unfair and absolutely  unjustified."  "This convention denounces in the  strongest possible manner the proposi-  tion contained in the bill introduced  by the Dominion Government te> cancel the provincial voters' lists in-B. C.  and substituting therefor lists prepared  under conditions that will not give to  the electors those safeguards necessary  to establish confidence anel security.  And further that Ave call upon all fair-  minded members of the Dominion Parliament to combat the passage e>f this  bill Avith all means at their disposal."  "This convention denounces the  stand taken by the Liberal members  of this province in not protesting  against the- ratification of the treaty  Avith Japan."  SMOKER.  The smoker held in the evening  demonstrated the fact that Vernon  has good musical talent, anel that the  Conservatives of Yale-Cariboo have a  lot of good platform talent. When  several hundred people sit it out until  midnight, it is evident that there is.  some enthusiasm in the party. THE   HEDLEY  GAZETTE,   APRIL 30, 1908.  m  S^inillcaineei. Advertiser.  Issued on.Tlitirsii.ayii. by the.HeoOcy Gazkttk.  PuiN'iTiVCi and l*i:i:i.isniN*G Ce).Mi'ANA'.  Limitkp.  at ilcdl-y, B. C.  Subscriptions in Advance  Per A" ear..'.....  Six Months....  ..52.00  Advertising Rates  Measurement. 1- lines to the inch.  Land Notices���������Certificates of improvement, etc.  ������7.<K) for GO-day notices, and $5.00 for 80-day  notices. .  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding one  inch. ������1.00 for one insertion, 25 cents for  each subsequent insertion.  Over one inch.  10 cents.per line for first insertion.and 5  ���������   cents per line for each subsequent insertion.,  Transients payable in advance.  Contract Advertisements-^ One inch per month  SI.25; over 1 inch and up to A inches, ������1.00  per inch pormonth. To constant advertisers  taking larger space than four inches, on  application, rates will be given of reduced  ',-,. charges, based on size of space and length  of tunc. ���������''������������������',������������������  Advertisements will bn changed once every  month if advertiser desires, without any extra  charge. For changes of toner than once a month  the price of composition' will be charged at  -.regular rates.     -. , .  Changes for contract advertisementsshoulel  lie in the office by noon on Tuesday to secure  attention for that week's-issue.'   -  A. MBQRAWi Managing Kdltor.  onvni^htifEMw  Full Moon  Kith  Last quar.  ���������_8rd.  1908  $&*������  APR,  N'cvv Moon ,  .1&30  First quar.  8th...  1908  Sun. -Mon. T'tie's. Wed. Tim. Fri. Sat,  12  19'  ,26.  8  13  20  27  If.  21  28  1  S  15  22  29  -9  16  23.  ''SO'  3  10  17.  21  4  11  IS  25  DIFFERENT VIEW-POINT  ONE FAMILY  BUT  While, making the trip up the  lake last week on the new C. P.  R,������������������ .steamer Gkanagan the Gazette had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of Mr.  Hector Sutherland." who is now  living at Summer land, being  one of the Manitobans who  have taken up their abode in  this section- of the province.  But to call Mr. Sutherland a  Manitoba.!, is to assert altogether inadequately his claims to  that title, for what we generally mean by the term Manitoba n is a native of Ontario or  some of the maritime x^rovinces,  who took up his abode in Manitoba after the C. P. R. was built.  ���������Mr'.-Sutherland,, however, is not  one of those. Pie is a native-  born Man itobau, the son of the  late Senator Sutherland, of Kil-  donan, descended from the old  stock planted by Lord Selkirk  on the Red River between the  years 1811 and. 1815.  If to any  class   belongs   the  title of pioneers of the Canadian  west it is surely to these Selkirk   settlers who   share   with  the traders of the Hudson Bay  Co. the honor not only of leading the way for British born to  come in and  possess  the country, but of saving to the British  crown a goodly  land  which  at  one period of storm and stress  was in deadly peril of  drifting  away.     Lord Selkirk,   in   thus  early  planting  the Red  River  colony, is often   said   to   have  been seventy five years  in  advance of  his time;   and  when  the life of isolation and hardship   which   it   entailed   upon  members of the  colony in  the  long   decades   that  intervened  before the land was taken over  from  the  Hudson Bay Co., is  considered,    it    would    almost  seem that the claim was true.  Nevertheless an all-wise Providence   seemed   tov. have   overruled it all for good.   No  student of  Canadian  history   who  reads tjic details of events transpiring   in    those    memorable  days of the first Kiel rebellion,  can fail to recognize the important role played by the Selkirk  settlers, in helping to bring order out of chaos, and in uphold  ing the cause of loyalty to   -ho  British crown when  intriguers  were at work- across the boundary line, ready to use Kiel  as a  tool to advance their own ends.  We in "British  Columbia are  privileged  in   the opportunity  l'.oo \ given us to obtain deeper views  of Avhat is contained in Canadian citizenship than those in tlie  eastern provinces who  live side  by side all their lives with those  who have ho other view-point  than their own, ���������" The eastern  Canadian who; years ago cast  in his .lot with British Columbia,  met in  this province   English  desceniVants   whose', parents  came around  Cape Horn   and  settled    on    the   Pacific coast.  These had never lived in eastern  Canada and to them the incoming easterner was a clieeky 'intruder of Avhose ideals and prejudices he -."knew nothing,  and  the only thing they had in common was fealty to the old flag.  He meets, top, the Englishman  direct from the old land  who  has also different  conceptions  of the fitness   of things"; and  now that  descendants   of the  Selkir-k settlers are being numbered with our population,  the  acquaintance and 'interchange  of ideas, tends to broaden   the  mind and produce a higher type  of citizenship.  Mr. Sutherland is himself an  old .-parliamentarian, having  served his time at the trade of  law-making in the Manitoba  legislature. Experience of this  kind is valuable and -renders the  possessor a more useful member of any cbnimunityin which  he may take up his abode.  County Court of Yale.  SITTING of the County Court of Vale Avill  be held at Fairview, B.C.; on Tuesday, the  ���������12th day. of May, 1908, at the hour of 11 o'clock  in the forenoon.   By. Command,  J.AS, R. BROWN, ���������?  M-l ., Registrar County Court.  1836  THE BANK OF  1908  I  .  It is pretty generally understood that the ministerialists at  Ottawa   are    at  present   very  ���������much divided on  the question  of whether to bring on the elections forthwith or to postpone  them indefinitely in the hope  of a more opportune  occasion  to make appeal* to the people  before the parliamentary term  has   expired.      The   financial  stringency, sundry   disclosures  and the  civil  sei'viee   commission's report,"~were all of them  contingencies counselling delay,  but on'the top of all comes the  charges made by Major Hodgins  one of the  engineers   on   construction  on  the  G-. T: P.  who  says that wholesale stealing is  going on which Avill make the  road cost four million  dollars  more than it should on one section of 400 miles alone. November 3, 1909 is the latest date to  which the elections may be deferred,  and unless   there   is   a  reasonable  certainty   of   early  betterment of the situation  it  would appear like bad  politics  to delay making the plunge,  "Letting 'I dare not' Avait upon  ���������I would',  "Like the poor cat i' the adage"  COPPER  HANDBOOK. *  ( Nc\t Edition issued March, 190S.1  SIZE:   Octavo.  PAGES:   1228. '.'"'.  CHAPTERS-:   25.  SCOPE: The Copper Industry'of the World.'  COVERING: Copper History, -Geology,  Geography, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Mining,  Milling, Leaching; Smelting, Refining, Brands,  Grades, Impuril ies, Alloys, Uses, Substitutes,  Terminology;-��������� Deposits by Districts, States,  Countries and Continents, Mines in Detail,  Statistics of Production, Consumption, Imports, Exports, Finances, Dividends, etc.  The Copper Handbook is conccdcelly the  WORLDS STANDARD REFERENCE  :    BOOK ON COPPER.  THE MINER needs the book for the facts  it gives him regarding Geology, Mining, Copper Deposits and Copper Mines.  THE METALLURGIST needs the book for.  the facts it gives him regarding copper milling,  leaching, smelting and relining.  THE COPPER CONSUMER needs the book  for every chapter it contains. It tells Avhat,  and explains how and why,  THE INVESTOR fN COPPER SHARES  cannot afford to be without it. The Copper  Handbook gives statistics and general information on one hand. Avith thousands of  detailed nunc descriptions on the other,  covering-thc copper mines of the entire world,  anel the 10 'pages of condenseel statistical tables  alone are worth more than the price of the  book to each and every owner of copper mining shares. -'  PRICE: ������5.00 in buckram Avith gilt top, or  ������7.50 in full library morocco.  TERMS: The most liberal. Send no money,  but order the book sent you, all carriage charges  prepaid, on one week's approval, to be return-  eel if unsatisfactory, or paid for if it suits. Can.  you afford not to sec the book and judge for  yourself of its value to you ?.  WRITE NOW to the editor and publisher.  MM J. STEVENS  661 SHELDEN   BUILDING, HOUGHTON,  ���������   .. "'.; MICH,  U. S. A.' 15  This/Bank has a record behind it of nearly three quarters of  a century of successful banking in Canada, with assets  increasing every year 'untilthey now exceed $50,000,000.  Money Advanced, oh'reasonable terms. U Drafts bought and  sold. U Sale Notes cashed or taken for collection.  H -Money Orders and Letters of Credit issued, payable in theleading cities of the world.        * :  Escrows in connection with Mining Deals given special  attention.- ~       .          Hedley   Branch,   .-   -   L. G. MacHaffie, Manager  ooocooooccoccoo������coooG������cooo������cft^iccc<:cccccoccccc<;  Eastern Townships Bank  -���������:���������'.        '._.,:,    Established'1859 ���������  CAPITAL AND RESERVE? $5,000,000  .".,   Head Office:   SHERBROOKE, QUE.  79 BRANCHES IN CANADA  Keremeos Brandy -   -   J. ft. R. Rome, Manager.  HOTEL SIMILKAMEEN    HEDb&y, B. 6.    Dissolution of Partnership.  NOTICE is hereby giA'on that the partnership  hcrctoforefsubsisting between the undersigned as hotel-keepers under the firm name  of McArthur& Guiney has this, day been dissolved by mutual tionsent. Tnc business .Avill  hereafter be carried on by Thomas Guiney, by  Avhom all debts of the old Arm Avill bo paid and  to whom all outstanding accounts due the firm  are to be paid.  Witness: ( KRANK B. McARTHUR.  A.D. Wokgan.-    1. TH.0S. GUINEY.        K5-.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty days  after date, I, John S. McLean, of. Rock  Creek, B. C.% intend to apply to tlie superintendent of provincial police, _'. S. Husscy, of Victoria, for renewal of a retail liquor licence for  the lona Hotel, located at Rock Creek Crossing.  JOHN S. McLEAN.  Rock Creek Crossing, B.C., April 15th, 1908. 164  NOTICE.  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT.  District ov Yai.k.  TAKE NOTICE that E., E. Burr,' of Hedley,  agent for A. Megraw, of Hedley, occupation���������publisher, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted on the north  boundary of Lot 261 and 40 chains cast of the  northwest corner thereof; thence 20 ciiaius  north'; thence 80 chains west; thence 20 chains'  south; thence SO chains east.  March 20th, 1903,  EDGAR ELMER BURR,  Agent for A. Megkaav.  11-10  A terrific wind swept the Similkameen on Thursday of last Aveek, and  was particularly violent in the region  of Keremeos \vhero it l)Io\v aAvay  everything that Avasn't lie-el doAvn.  Even the V. V. & E. railway grades  in some places Avere alnmst blown  aAA'ay, huge, holes being eaten into  them in places, making thorn resemble. snoAV banks in the avinter time.  Fences also Avere blown down in all  directions, and it Avill take hundreds  of dollars to replace them.  NOTICE.  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT.  District of Yale.  TAKE NOTICE that E. E. Burr, of Hedley.  agent for Jennie Burr, of Hedley, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted on the north  boundary of Lot 201 and 10 chains,west of the  northeast corner thereof; thence 20 chains  north; thence80chains east; thence 20chains  south; thence 80 chains Avcst.  EDGAR ELMER BURR,  .Agent for Jennie Bckh.  March 20th, 1008. U-10  HOTEL OF THE SIMILKAMEEN VfULEY  This house is neAV and strictly first class-  in every respect,  being equippeel with all  modern com'eniences ���������-electric liprht,  telephone, baths, etc.       : :       Rates moderate.  ATHERTON,  Proprietor.  i&'aWAitrAVwmK-w^^^   WHEN YOU HANKER FOR  ���������~-  Fresh Beef,     Pork or Mutton  Cured Meats,     Fish or Poultry  GALL UP PHONE No. S  AND-TELL YOUR WANTS' TO  BL J. EMS������im  H6 Ited-ap  1  i  I  I  s  %  tt������JMte������J*XX*W>^  R. T. Lowe-vy of the UreemvocHl  Ledge Avas present at the (JonA'cniion  in Vernon, going there by Avay of the  ArroAv Lakes and returning via Pem-  ticton anel Similkaineen. Long as he  has Hyed in the southern interior of  the province, this is the first time that  he has seen the Similkametm and the  Okanagan. Discussing the question  of moisture or the lack of it at Summer/land he apparently avus contemplating the question of jumping neAvs-  paper work and going in for a drugstore in the dry belt.  TE  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  Everything New and  First-Glass  Bar supplied Avith tins Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, and Special  Attention   paid   to   the   Table.  Horse stealing is becoming a little  too common. Between the' 20th and  20th, Geo. Cahill had a bay mare taken  from his pasture, and on Monday night  J. E. Coulter had a mare stolen.  ,1  i :rHEY.HEDLEY  GAZETTE,  ^PpiL ,130,. .1908.  5  titirtritWttMKt  THB  Great IHorttiem  floUl  Princeton  i  X  i  X  Is notcel over the entire district for excellence of both tabic  :   :   :   :      and bar.      :  :   :   :  All.the wants of the travelling  public   carefully  attendcel   to..  Town and Distrkft.  Money  saved  by   having   your  - Boots repaired. ���������: '���������  J. Critchley  SHOE MAKER      ,  Fi  and Harness Repairer  Has ^opened   in   the old repair  store, opposite.Love'.'s elrugstore..  The spring is here ; get your  BOOTS REPAfRED  before the rush begins! 'Comfort  and ease in,old boots.   Bring in-  your JHarness before you begin  spring- Avork.  .        - <- io-5  Grand Union  Hotel _ __������.  HEDLEY, B. C.  HERRING &.-WINKLER, Proprietors  PflLfl6fc  Livery, .Feed & Sale Stables  HEDLEY, B. C.  11 A good stock of Horses and Rigs on  Hand.   11 Orders for Teaming  , promptly attended to.   .  WOOD   FOR-  SALE!  'Phone li.  -,  INNIS  BROS.' Proprietors  Princeton Oddfellovfsj' ������uV".giving, a  grand ball (in May 1st',   <.     .  ������������������  Mrs; J. D. Brass left last week on a  visit to her sister in Colville, Wash.'  There is iio\v abundance of water in  Twenty-mile, and everybody is happy.  Mr. L. M. Hale left on Monday morning for Vernon to bring Mrs. Hale and  the babv home. - ,  Dr. Jackson, dentist, is busy ^this  Aveek attending to patients at the  Hotel Similkameen.  A number of the V. V. &"!_. statiou-  rnen received their pay this week for  Avork .completed.  Mrs. Revely returned on Thursday  lust from Keremeos, where'she had  been visiting Mrs. Lowe.  C. M. Townsend and wife and Harold  Townsend,-of- Phoenix, came in i>n  Tuesday's stage.  t-- Mr Robins, representing Clarke and  Stuart, stationers, of Vancouver, was  in toAvn on Tuesday.  A party e>f Swedes are likely,, to begin grading on Smelter Flat in a few  days.  'Geo. Bowerinan and Ross Allen Avent.  to Kruger mountain on Monday where  they will Avork on the Dividend group.  For plain seAving; repairing and icn-  ovatfhg'gentlemen's clothing, try Miss  Elliott, Kingston Ave..  A coav and a horse yoked" to a plow  was one of the-sights noted in tne  Similkaineen on Saturday last.  A baseball club is in process of organization, and Hedley may come in  for some ball games this summer after  all. .    '. .  There Avas frost on Monday night  but it has since been, learned'that  no harm was done the peaclr trees  Avhich Avere iu bloom.  Mr. A. Irwin, Indian agent, Avas up  the valley last week, but didn't cume  through to Hedley. His business* was  Avith Ashnola John's people aii?l their  lands.  Paul "Broelhagen was doAvn from the  Ge)lden Zone on Sunday and reports  good progress on the election of the  stamp mill Avhich Harry Swan' has in  hand.  The approaching sitting of the Conn-  >f NOTICE. ^  *.v,r.".'-   _i___ '  NOTICK' is ^hereby sriA-en that, thirty days  , after date, I, John Jackson, of Hedley,  B. CI, intend to apply to the superintendent of  provincial police, F. S. Hussoy, of Victoria, for  a rcncAval of a retail liquor licence for the New  Zealand Hotel, located in Hedley, B.C.  JOHN JACKSON.  Hedley, B. C, April loth, 1008. 11-1  NOTICE.  NOTICE" is hereby given that, thirty elays  'afterdate, we, Robert Herring and Anton  Winkler, of Iledlcy, B.C., intend to apply te> the  superintendent of provincial police, l������\ S. Husscy, of Victoria, for renewal of a retail liquor  licence for the Grand Union Hotel, located in  Hedley, B. C.  HERRING & WINKLER.  Hedley, B.C., April 13th, 1908. 11-4  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby gi\en that, thirty elays  after date, J, \V. T. Athcrton. of Hedley,  B. C. intenel to apply to the superintendent of  provincial police, F. S. Husscy, of Victoria, for  renoAA'al of a retail liejuor licence for the Hotel  Similkameen, located in Hedley, B.C.  .\V. T. ATHERTON.  Hedley, B.C., April loth, 1908. ,       14-1  > There is no Discount, on the quality of  Our Goods, but the Discount in Price is  money saved for you  Now is the time you require a  t  New  and  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty days  after date, I, Thos. Guiney, of Hedley, B.  C, intend to apply to the superintendent of  provincial police, _?. S. Hussoy, of Victoria, for  rencAval of a retail liquor licence for the Commercial Hotel, located in Hedley, B. Ct  THOMAS GUINEY.  Hedley, B.C., April lath, 1908. 11-4  NOTICE.  New Shoes  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty days  after date, I, Vanelcr J. Rose, of Hedley,  B. C, intend to apply to the superintendent of  provincial police, F. S. Husscy, of Victoria, for  renewal of a retail liquor licence for the Hotel  Heelley, located in Hedley. B..C.  VANDER J. ROSE.  Hedley, B.C.,' April loth, 1S08. "14-4  JflS. CLARKE  Watchmaker  HEDLEY, B.C..  GIOGks and Watches for Sale.  Pianist and "Accompanist;  Certificated ��������� Royal College of Music,  London; and pupil of Herr Geat-c, Saxo-  Wcinmr. Germany, Avill recciA-e pupils  at her residence.   Terms onapplication.  Miss Lowndes, Daly Avenue, Hedley.  Try  ���������������vwviv������aaR-%.  CEYLO     TEA.  Pure., and   Invigorating.  K  K  x  x  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  1  K  x  I  K  K  x  *C  x  *?  x  X  X  v  &-��������� |--:t rM-;~. S  Great Northern  Hotel  x  I  X  X  %  X  "X  I  3  ������  '8  i  3  ���������5  x  x  A new house containing more bed X-  room    accommodation    than    any \g  other hold in  town.     Tabic and X  bar   first - class.    Rates   moderate. X  _____ St    _.  x-  JOHN LIND,  Proprietor  ADVERTISK IN THE GAZETTE I  ty Court bids fair te> supply a bigger  docket-of cases than has been seen for  some time,,for there has been a heap  of suing lately.  Reports state that the Pollock is improving day by day. The-Gazette  hopes shortly th re-visit the property^  and from what we have heard there  ���������will be something particularly nice to  see.  Messrs. J. D. Brass and A. MegraAV  represented Hedley as delegates at the  .convention in Vernon last'.week. Mr.  G. M. Gilbert represented Bradshaw's  and the Nickel Plate w.as represented  by proxy.  There was a very successful dance  in the Miners Union hall on. Tuesday  night Avhich was Avell attended. Friday night is generally their night for  giving a dance, but not* Avishing to  interfere Avith the Princeton ball, it  Avas changed this Aveek to Tuesday.    "  A bright light up on the . mountain  side, Avhich is visible in Hedley every  evening, tells that H. B. Brown j better  knoAvn as "Bull-dog" BroAvn, has returned to his claims on the south side  of the river. With him is associated  Mr. Kent, and they are after shipping  ore which they intend to take out and  have in readiness to ship Avhen the  railway reaches that far. Mrs. Brown  and Mrs. Kent Avill spenel the summer  in camp.  Messrs Lou Anderson, Charlie Anderson, Burns BoAverinnn and J. Mc-  Amis leave today for the north country on an extended prospecting tour.  They are taking Avith them 2-t horses  anel IS months' provisions and Avhen  they come across anything that looks  good they Avill bo in a position to investigate before leaving it, for it is  not their intention to aelel any more  lost mines to the number already  talked of. Since the above Avas put  in type it is learned that Fred Glen-  dinning Avill also make one of the  party. '  Mr. and Mrs. 0. Bently and Miss  Bently arrived from the Coast on  Saturday night, and'on Sunday they  drove; up to Holmes' Flat tt> examine  that property Avitha view to purchase.  Mr. Bently has been several years in  this province and the United States,  and possesses the requisite business experience and caution to weigh Avell before committing' himself. It is understood that he liked the appearance of  Holmes' Flat, and may choose that although he bus been shoAvn various  other places in different parts e)f the  district.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty days  *��������� - after date, I, John Cosgrovc, erf Hcellcy,  B. C, intenel to apply to the superintendent of  ���������provincial police, F. S. Husscy, of Victoria, for  renewal of a retail liquor licence for the Park  Hotel, located on the Similkameen river, four  miles Avesfc of Hcellcy, B.C.  JOHN COSGROVE.  Hedley, B.C., April loth, 1908. 11-4  And we are going to give them to you at  a Discount of 20 Per Cent*. Off our regular  prices, for the next two weeks, for Cash only  Everything we have in Hats and Shoes-  is included in this Sale ��������� Men's, Women's  and Children's  Come and see what we have to show you  SH AT FORDS,  Limited  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty days  after date, I, Harry Jones, of FairvieAV,  B. C, intend to apply to the superintendent of  proA'incial police, F. S. Husscy, of Victoria, for  rcncAval of a retail liquor licence for the Golden  Gate-Hotel, located in Fairview, B.C.  "*���������'���������.      HARRY JONES.  Fairview, B.C., Aprii 15th. 1908. 11-4  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty elays  after date, I, Evan Morris, of FairvieAV,  B. C, intend to apply to the superintendent of  provincial police,: F. S. Husscy, of Victoria, for  renewal of a retail liquor licence for the Miners'  Home Hotel, locatcel in Fairview, B.C.  EVAN MORRIS.  Fairview, B.C., April 15th, 1908.    ���������      .   11-1  NOTICE/  NOTICE is hereby-given that, thirty days'  after date, I, AA7. J. Guiney, of Osoyoos,  B. C, intend to apply to the superintendent of  provincial police, F. S. Hussoy, of Victoria, for  renewal of a retail liquor licence for the Osoyoos Hotel, located at Osoyoos, B. C.  XV. J. GUINEY.  Osoyoos, B.C., April 15th, 1908. .   1-i-l.  NOTICE.  When in Keremeos  STOP AT  The Central Hotel  TWEDDLE <S_ REITH, Proprietors.    -       - ���������: ���������        C'  .'  Good Accommodation and Strict Attention to the  Wants of the Public.   Livery Barn in Connection.  ��������� . .   - - - ��������� ��������� '.  F'aii-TbanJcs-yvloi-fise/���������'  PUMPING P.t,ANTS  FOR   IRRIGATION  If you Avant one this se.'ison, remember that Ave. have  supplied most of the successful irrigating outfits on  the Avestern continent.  Take no chances and saATe money.  We Avill install j'our plant under a definite guarantee.  Write us now'and give us time to do it.  Ceinacifcan F^irlb-ar-Ics Co., i-/tcl-  V/"_*r������cou\/������er, B.C.  MONTREAL TORONTO WINNIPEG CALGARY  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty days  after date, Ave, Arnott & Hino, of Okanagan Falls. B.C., intend to apply to the superintendent of provincial police, F. S. Ilussey, of Victoria, foi' renewal of a retail liquor licence for  the Alexanelra Hotel, locatcel at Okanagan  Falls. B. C.  ARNOTT & HINE.  Oknimgnn Falls, B.C., April loth, 190S.       11-4  NOTICE.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty days  after date, I. H. S. Pittendrigh, of Rock  Creek, B. C, intend to apply to the supcrintcn-  elcnt of provincial police, F. S. Husscy, of Victoria, for renewal of a retail liquor licence for  the Rock Creek Hotel, located at Rock Crook.  Uock Creek. B.C.,  II. S. PITTENDRIGH.  April 15th, 1908. 14-4  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty days  afterdate, 1, James AA'allace, of Princo-  ton, !K.C'., intend to apply to the superintendent  of police, F.S. Husscy, of Victoria, fora renewal of a retail liquor licence for the Princeton  Hotel, located at Princeton, B.C.JAMES WALLACE.  Princeton, B.C.. April 15th, 190S. 14-1  NOTICE.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty days  after date, we, George A. Goldsb.rough &  Amy A. AA'organ. of Allison, B.C., intend to apply to the superintendent of provincial police,  F. S. Husscy, of Victorin, for renewal of:a retail  liquor licence fen? the Allison Hotel, located at  Allison, B. C.  GOLDSBROUGI-I & AA'ORGAN.  Allison, B.C., April 15th, IflOS. 14-1  VfOTK'K is hereby given that.- thirty days  ���������" after date. 1, 1). A. Cameron, of Camp  McKinney, B. (.'., intend to apply to the superintendent of provincial police. F. S. Husscy, of  Victorin. for renewal of a retail liquor licence  for the Camp McKinney Hotel, located in  Camp McKinney, B. C.  .   D. A. CAMERON.  Camp McKinney, B.C.. April 15th. 190S.        1-1-4  NOTICE.  Certificate of Improvements.  LONG SHOT, MAPLE LEAF and SELKIRK  Mineral Claims, situate in the Osoyoos  Mining Division of Vale District. Where  located:   On Dividend Mountain.  HTAIvK NOTICE that I. Chas. A. Stocss. of  A Keremeos, acting as agent for AA". J. Gar-  butt, Free Miner's Certiilcate No. B 7<<t'i); N. J.  Cavanngh. Free Miner's Certiilcate No. B 7-liM):  It. 1>. Mitchell. Free Miner's Cevtillcate No. B  UKI5'2, iiitond, sixty days from dato hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for Cert ideates  of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  Crown Grants of the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37. must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificates of Improvements.  Dated this 15th day of January, A. D. IflOS.  NOTICE.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty days  after date, I, A. D. Broomllcld, ol West-  bridge, B. C, intend to apply to the superin  tendent of provincial police, F. S. Ilussey, of  Victoria, for renewal of a retail liquor licence  for tho AVostbridgc Hotel, located in West*  bridge, B. C.  A. D. BROOM FIELD.  Wcstbridgc, B.C., Apri 15th, 1908.  14-4  NOTICK is hereby given that, thirty days  after date, I, R. G. Sidley. of Sidley, B.C.,  intend to apply to tho superintendent of proA'incial police, F. S. Husscy, of Victoria, for renewal of a retail liquor licence for the Mountain View Hotel, located at Sidley, B.C.  R. G. SIDLEY.  Sidley, B, C. April 15th, 190S. 14-1  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty days  after elate, I, David McBride, of Bride-  ville, B. C, intend to apply to the superintendent of provincial police, F. S. Hussoy, of Victoria, for renewal of a retail liquor licence for  the Bridcville Hotel, locatcel at Bridovillc, B.C.  DAVID McBRIDE.  Bridcville, B.C., April 15th. 1908. 14-1  S-I0  C. A. STOESS.  c-m-h-..-,.,-- j ^ n,xiffW  The  Shocrs_aker  SHOES MADE TO ORDER.  SHOE and HARNESS REPAIRING A SPECIALTY  Real' of Shiet-'s Clothing Store.  13  When   writing    Advertisers,  Mention the Gazette.  Please THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, APRIL -30, -1908.  '_.N__Tlf'fH_ MILtAY  Continued from First Page.  Macpherson wantonly betrayed British  Columbia interests in a despicable and  cowardly intrigue in favor of J. J. Hill.  In ISOu business men of Vancouver  and Victoria realizing that Hill's lines  into southern British'Columbia were  diverting that trade rto Spokane and  Seattle, organized a movement to build  a line that would biting it to this'coast..  A syndicate was organized ami out of  its own funds obtained a charter fre>m  both the Dominion and local governments for the Vancouver,.Victoria &  Eastern railway.    Both governments  promised subsidies.   After surveys anel  other steps to prove the  feasibility of  the line had  been taken,   an  arrangement Avas made withMackenzie' and  Mann, subject to a   subsidy from   the  Provincial government which Avas subsequently granted; .and' the  promise-s  of the:  British Columbia  members,:-to  support one in Ottawa.    The arrangement 'was made with the consent, and  approval of the British Columbia gov-  ei'iitnen t of the day.    NqtAvithstanding  the promises-of the Dominion  members, session after session -passed without the, promised grant being made.  It  is stated  on good authority  that  Senator Tempieman Avas the chief opponent of the subsidy.  For reasons which arts not peitinent  to this discussiein, Mackenzie & Mann  sold out their interests to J. J. Hill  after having bought.out the Vaueem-  ver syndicate fen- .$75,000, not; much  over the amount they hael spent.  Shortly after Hill acquired, the charter, Premier Dunsmuir sent a representative to ascertaiti Hill's views  about building theline. Mr. H'H frankly .told him it would' not be to his  (Hill's) interests to build the line  through to the coast, and that if he  built a line at all it would be to the  north, to "be used as a feeder for his  own main line.  Thereupon '"Premier Dunsmuir arranger! Avith McLean Bros, to uneler-  take the building of the line and  granted them a charter feu-the Vancouver, Coast. & Kootentay Raihvay  and with it a .subsidy of $4,500 a mile,  it being understood that the Dominion  government would supplement this  with another grant. Each member  from this province and Senator Tem-  pleman promised to support the subsidy. Sir Wilfrid Laurieralso pledged  himself personally to Mr. Norman McLean.of McLean Bros.  In the very next session Avhen the  bill came lip in the 'Railway Committee, Senator Tenipleman was uncompromisingly opposed to it, and the  government, in face of such opposition,  could not make the grant. All this in  spite of the fact that grants were made  to every other British Columbia application of that session;-7  Prior to the last federal election a  banquet avhs given to Templeinan in  Victoria ; at that banquet Templenian  stated that he would do all he could to  bring the two companies who.woreen-  deayoring to build a line e)f railway  over the He>pe Mountains, together,  and that he would assist them in every  way possible. At a meeting held"in  Vancouver at which Messrs. Temple-  man, Robt. Kelly, Jno. Hendry, Norman McLean and. Hugh McLean were  present, Tenipleman stated most emphatically that unless the V. V. & E.  Com pah }T Avould agree to amalgamate  with the Vancouver, Coast Kootenay  Raihvay Company he would prevent  the V. V. & E. Company from getting  anything at "Ottawa, as he fully in-  tendeel to protect the interest of the  Canadian undertaking.  Mr. It. (J-. Macpherson stateel on the  hustings that he was authorized to  say that the V. & C. K. It. would be  granted a liberal subsidy at the next  session of Parliament, to enable the  company to proceed with the work.  PROPERTY IN HEDiEY  Is A  Good,  Safe   Investment  And  Will  Make  Money  Hedley  is the supply point for the Nickel Plate mountain, on which is situated the famous "Nickel  Plate"���������-the richest gold inine in Canada���������and many other  promising mines and prospects. It is the mining and business  centre of the ��������� .'������������������'���������  Similkameen  the neAv mining district Avhich has already been proven, by a  small amount of development Aven-k, to he one of the richest  gold, copper and coal mining sections of  British Columbia.  ' HEDLEY is the chief toAvn on the route of the proposed  Coast-Kootenay Raihvay; and with the advent of this road,  which is assured in the near future, it will unquestionably  become a large and important city, and toAvn lots will bring  big.returns on money invested at the present time.  ...PRICE OF LOTS...  Scott Ave. (main st.) ..  . $400 to $600  ��������� ���������������������������������������������  Other Streets.       $200 to $400.  1-3 Cash; balance in 3 and  6 months, with interest at  the rate of 6 per cent.  For Those Who  Invest'.Now.  ====Piirchase a few Lets before the Railway Comes==  For F*ull -Particulars, Maps Etc.,  -rtF������F������I_'V   TO ���������  The Hedley City Townsite Co'y, Ltd.  HEDLEY, B.C.  L. W. SHATFORD,  Secretary and ilanager,  KEEPING DOWN FOREST FIRES.  Continued Next Week.  Hugh McKay, Benny Peterson and  Al. Faulkner, all old West Forkers,  Avere in town yesterday on their A\'ay  to the; north country. Last year they  made some locations at Aldermere, on  which they intend to work this year.  They are three skookum prospectors,  and stand a good show for having a  look-in on any good things that are  going.  There has recently been some very  heavy blasting on the V. V. <fc E.  grades and notably on the big rock  bluIt' adjoining the town. On Monday  forenoon a 25 foot hole that had been  sprung several times to permit stowing  aAVay a large quantity of powder Avas  finally loaded up strong and fired with  the result that a huge quantity of  rock was broken.  Fire protection is hoav regarded as  one of the necessary expenses in u  town of any, size and standing, and  forms a considerable item in the annual expenditure���������to say nothing of  the large, sums spent every year by  private citizens in the Avay of premium te> fire insurance companies. Protection of forests from fire. is gradually coming to be recognized as an expenditure just as necessary and as  profitable ori~the part of the Provincial and Federal Governments, which  control a very great proportion of our  forests. The vast losses which have  occurred through fe>rest fires are hinted  at when' it is said that in the valley of  the Ottawa river, one: of Canada's  greatest lumbering districts, "ten dollars' worth of timber has been dertroy-  ed by fire for every dollar's Avorth  taken Out by the lumberman.  The Miramichi, N. B. fire of October  1S25, with its loss of 160 lives and 250,-  000 pounds sterling, in property, has  become'historical in Canada as in the  U. S. have the.Peshtigq. (Wis.) fire of  1871 and the Hinckley (Wis.) fire of  1894| the'two together being responsible for the loss of over 1,600 lives and  millions .of dollars' worth of.. property.  Such fires, fortunately, are very rare.  More frequently by far the traveller in  the Avooded districts comes across  tracts of miles in extent Avhere a fire  has raged with.the result that only a  blackened Avaste is left Avith charred  tree trunks on "every hand as a testimony of what the forest has once been  there.  But the majority of fires do not get  up into the trunks e>f the trees at all.  These "ground" and "surface" fires, as  they are known, burn in the soil of the  forest, e>r run over the surface and lick  up the fallen leaves and other debris  on the ground. In this process the  roots and bases of the trees are often  hurt, anel through the wounds made  fungi gain entrance and attack the  trees. In parts of the largest Dominion  forest reserves (the. Riding Mountain  forest reserA'e iu Manitoba) it 1ms been  found that seventy-five per cent or  more of the poplar trees, which form  the greater part of the standing timber there,, are effected by rot 'which  has gained entrance to the tree through  this cause-.'  Forest fires have small beginnings,  and.often a few minutes' Avork when a  small fire is discovered, will save many  thousands of dollars'worth erf timber  subsequently. It i* in this fact���������the  possibility of discovering fires Avhen  they are small and then putting them  out���������that there lies the value'of the  systems of patrol which' have been initiated by the Dominion, Ontario, Que  NOTICE  Certificate of Improvements.  "BLUE BIRD" Mineral Claim, situate in tho  Greenwood Mining-Division of Yale District. Where located.-. Canip Mckinnoy.-  TAKE NOTICE that I: Hugh Mcgra\*% Free  Miner's Certificate No. B 931(57,- intend, 60  days from the elate hereof; to apply to the  Mining Rceorelcr for a Certificate or Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a CroAvn  Grant of the above claim. '   ;  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, liuist be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this llth day of April, A.D. 1908.  11-10 H. MEGRAAV.  FOR  GommerGial Printing  TRY THE  Gazette Job Dept  %  1  X  I  THIS HOUSE HAS RECENTLY BEEN RENOVATED  AND REMODELLED, AND IS NOW .IN FIRST  CLASS ORDER.   WHITE HELP ONLY.  The Commercial Hotel  - ������������������������������������.������������������ :���������- r���������      Hedley,   B.C.���������������������������������������������   A CHOICE STOCK OF THE BEST LIQUORS & CIGARS  jf   McArthur <8_������ Guiney^  -   -   Proprietors    f  5 ."-_. .....-.-.. ���������.:... ....:..-���������- ...-..-..-.'������������������������������������........-    ,5  METEOROLOGICAL.  The folloAving are the readings showing temperature, etc., for the week  ending Apr. 25:  AT THE  MINE.  Maximum        Minimum  Apr 19  45  28  20  no  32  21  t  m  28  22  47  29  23  t   ,  47  23  24  33  22  25  .  32  23  Average  maximum  temperature 45.57  Average  minimum  do          20.42  Mean temperature  35.09  Rainfall for  the week  .    inches.  Snowfall  k       t  11.  ejOUKKSl'ONDINO AVKKK OV.  LAST YKAlt  Highest maximum temperature 55  Averajre maximum do 40.28  LoAvesb minimum do 17  Average minimum do 20.85  Mea n  Apr  1  do  32.5C  AT THE MILL.  Maximum  Minimum  19  71  41   '  20  58  33  21  61  39  22  02  36  23  50  31  24  49  38  25  02  28  GEO. KIRBY, rtanager.  First  Class  in. Every Kespect.     Commercial and  Mining  Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower Similkameen Valleys.    Post House on Penticton-  Princeton   Stage  Line.- -  KEREMEOS,  B.C.  I*"  SUBSCRIBE FOR  THE   GAZETTE!  '%P'  Average maximum temperature 59,85  Average minimum do 35.14  Mean do.        47.49  Rainfall for the Aveek     .23 inches  Snowfall for the. week   . "  COlUiESr-ONDlNG AVEEK OK LAST YEAR  Highest maximum temperature 74.  AA'erage do do 01.  LoAyest minimum do 20.  be.c"������nd"_onT^ .     do do 28'28  for the protection of the forests. | Mean ' do 44.64  XQe moire spi^inal bm^a/fiZm ���������icV  m^yiaSiem _n Zinc er ICepperv*^  ������ur ������0rk i??lfictly fir$k,la3.v<<V  &ur prices are "tocper for tfie same-,  guality of coefti tfinn etaecoW������; 'fi & v?  .fiWi tribe eur <dbt3 for il i^*** Seni) ua _  iiioi erfisn*)* SJHe jJl'deu prove \\ i*fiW  jm/imr coim&fA

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