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The Hedley Gazette Aug 19, 1909

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 :^''-ir~.''' :^',- "���������''.'���������;'������������������*.'  .::H<\.  ')|--;>?V-n.C!-;:i';-'V'j;'i;:  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER  YOLUME V.  HEDLEY, B.C., THURSDAY,   AUGUST 19, 1909.  Nl'MJJEK :}'2.  ty  Dr. C. A. JACKSON  DENTIST  ' (18.yours'.practice in'Vancouver.]  S. O. L. Co.'s Block  PENTICTON,      -      -      B. C.  J. W. EDMONDS  Insurance and  General Agent  Agent for Tiik Gkrat West Like I.v-  SCHANCE COMPANY.  PENTICTON,  B. C.  ROGERS,  M.A., B.C.L.  BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,  NOTARY/ PUBLIC, ETC.  Vernon, B. C  HOTEL  PENTICTON  Headquarters for- Tourist Travel.  Kates Moderate.  A. Bahnes, Prop.       Pknticton, B.C.  HOTEL HEDLEY  Newly Henoviited Throughout.  Accomodation Unsurpassed.   Best only  in Liquors and Cigar.-..  I). G. Hacknkv. Prop.  Hkolky.  Grand Union  Hotel -  HEDLEY, B. C.  First Class Accommodation.   Bar Stocked with  Best Brands of Liquor and Cigars.  A. WINKLER, Proprietor  A. MEGRAW  r  'NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer,  Real Estate.  Mines,  -Crown    Grants   Applied   For  Under   Land   Act and  Mineral Act.  Agent for:  Mutual Life of Canada.  Hudson Bay Insurance Co.  Columbia Kiro Insurance Co.  Ciilgury h'irc'Iusurance Co.  London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.  Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.  United Wireless Telegraph Co.  Office  at   HEDLEY,   B. C.  THK  r\  ���������K  x  K  x  H  x  X  X  X  *������  x  x  X  X  X  X  *i  *  x  X  a?  Oreat -Northern  note]  Princeton  Is noted over tho entire district for excellence of both table  :   :   .-   :       and bar.       :   :   :   :  All the -wants of tho travelling  public   carefully   attended   to.  5  X  S  X  I  X  X  w.  H. T.  GAHAN  '  Barrister,  Solicitor,  , ��������� ,  Notary Public, Etc.  Muuic  ������������������   PENTICTON,  Block  -      -      B. C.  NICKEL PLATE  CHANGES HANDS  British   Columbia's   Leading  Gold   Mine  No   Longer  Owned by Daly Estate  TO VISIT THE APEX  New   England    Stock-holders    in    the  Colonial Gold Mining Co. Coming-  Out This Month.  -  LE KOI EST MORT VIVE LE ROI  Bullion Output About $2,$oo,ooo.oo In  Less Than Five Years Operation  With Only Forty Stamps.  X  X  Last week was a momentous one for  Hedley. An air of expectancy marked the early days.of it, for it was generally known in town th.-it the first  payment on the Nickel Plate, bond  was to he m.-ide on August 15th and  after that date it would be known who  should control the future destines of a  mine that in so short a period of production has become British Columbia's  "greatest producer of gold alone."  But with the week end when the rails  of the Great Northern were reaching  the flat upon which the .works are  situated the fiat had gone forth to get  ready for taking over the mine and  works and a general clean-up was in  progress wilh Mr. T. Walter*Beam on'  hand to lake it oyer, the exercise  of the option to purchase taking effect  on Thursday, August 12th  About a year ago - M. K. Rodgers  made a somewhat hurried but never-  the less thorough examination of the  mine to ascertain what was left in  sight after an interval of some three  years extraction of ore without further  development having been done since  he had given up the management.'in  the early autumn of 1905.  There is evidence to substantiate  the conclusion (although it has been  denied) that he then obtained an  option on the property on the basis of  what he had found in sight.  There is also good reason to believe  that the option was transferred to Mr. |  T, Walter Beam and his associates  very shortly afterwards, for it was  only a little later, on that Mr. Beam  came in and made a brief personal  examination of the property.  Early last spring, however, the  formal option given to the Exploration  Syndicate, of New York,, who have  now bought the mine was exercised in  ear-nest, and if ever a property received a rigid examination and testing at  the hands of men who thoroughly  understood what they were doing and  how to go about it, that property was  Camp Hedley's premier mine, the  Nickel Plate. "       . ���������     ���������  That the' deal has been consummated and the property is again in the  hands of thorough mining men, is a  matter, for congratulation. What may  be the policy of the new "powers that-  be" will not likely be known for .sometime, but bit by bit it will unfold and  meanwhile the townspeople will await  developments with confidence, for  thus far, in the new owners they have  had evidence of thoroughness and  breadth and these are the attributes  that are best calculated to inspire confidence.  To prevent disappointment, however, it will be as well to recognize  the fact that it will riot be run as any.  eleemosynary institution, but solely as  a business proposition and for what in  in it. When level-headed men of  affairs buy a business, that is what  they buy it for. That they should'  have plans matured for-future working is not .to be expected at this early  stage and, hence operations are going  on for the new owners with the old  crew unchanged.  At this juncture a little retrospect  of the Nickel Plate will be apropos.  Only eleven years ago, Wollaston and  Arundel staked the ground upon  which  they gave an  option to M. K.  A party of a dozen or more New-  Englanders who are interested in the  Colonial Gold Mining Co. are expected  at the Apex about the last week in  August. They are taking in the  A'. Y. P. and will combine business  with pleasure by making an excursion'  into British Columbia. ��������� to see their  holdings here. -  It' is gratifying to all property  holders in Camp Hedley to know that  outside capital is now looking (airway ; and doubly gratifying to know  as well that when these gentlemen  come they will sae in the Apex group  a-property that they have been most  fortunate in getting hold of.  AN ACCOMPLISHED  FACT AT LAST  The Great. Northern Railway  Track  Now Links Us  With  Outside  World  THE FIRE   ESCAPE  LAW.  Some of the Provisions of the Law Which  Has Been in Force in B. C. for  Fifteen years or More  FRIDAY 13th  IIOO-DOO  iVO MORE  C. P. R. AS COLONIZERS  Steps  Taken to   Induce  Settlement  Southern B. C.  in  Rodgers two' months later. Mr.  Rodgers was employed at that time by  the late Marcus Daly to look up properties for him, getting a quarter- in-  "gjterest   In   anything   he  found  good  X  X  X  X  X  agt'Ut****^*.^K^****^tto������'&*'&  enough to buy. Development work  began in January 1899 and before the  bond had expired all the money  (.$('(),0f)0) was paid down which was  evidence that the merits of the property and of the camp appealed to Mr.  Daly who was a thorough mining  man. It has deen claimed that Mr.  Concluded on Page Four.  (Green wood Times.)  The Canadian Pacific Railway company are offering land for sale in  Southern' British Columbia for the  low price of $5.0f) per acre and to induce settlement in this section of our-  great province, of hardy, thrifty  pioneers, they have made the purchase'  price payable in eight yearly installments, thus giving the settler time to  improve his land and make it pay for  itself.  The Company have recently issued  two books of very complete information regarding Southern British  Columbia, and British ''.Columbia  generally���������its history, climate, resources, industries, etc.  Maps on which are shown  in pink  the lands for sale by this department,  and copies of this r-agulation   governing the sale of land in the Columbia  and Western and Columbia and Koot-  | enay   Land   Grant   with application  [forms���������agricultural and  timber,���������for  these railways and the B. C. Southern.  It will be noticed from the regulations that "First-Class Lands, suitable  for agricultural purposes in their present condition or which are capable of  being brought under- cultivation  profitably  by clearing or which are wild  hay meadows"  are offered in. quarter  sections (1(50 acre tracts) for $5.00 per  acre,  payable One-eight down and the  'balance in seven (7) equal annual installments.   That is 62A cents per acre  .each year or $100.00 down find $100.00  per year for seven years for 100 acres���������  total $800.00.  Should the settler select land with  timber on ic (no part with an ayerage  extent of more than 3000 feet board  measure per acre for C. & YV. lands,  or 5000 feet per acre for B. C. S. & C.  & K. lands is classed as agricultural  land) he would be, required to pay  .only $2.00 per thousand feet for the  merchantable timber on the land. All  the remainder that he uses on the  place���������for houses, barns, fences, fuel,  etc. is free.  These lands in varying localities are  ideal for- general, mixed truck, fruit  dairy or stock farming as the case  may be.  The development of .Southern  British Columbia has been very rapid  during the last few years, and the  settlers in this country to-day can no  longer properly be termed pioneer,  good towns and cities are now'frequent along the lines of the Canadian  Paciiic Railway, and the land offered  for sale is much of it near these towns,  where good schools, churches, banks,  and all kinds of stores have been  established.  The simple f-.icts are that the pur-suit  of agriculture in Southern .British  Columbia   is   favored   beyond   many  other sections of Canada and the  United States by the natural conditions which exist. And when the  price at which the Canadian Pacific  Railway is willing to sell these lands  is taken into consideration, there is  small chance of any other lands yielding a better return on the investment.  What the Canadian Pacific Railway  desires to olfcr is land so Jow in cost  compared with its yielding capacity  that those who investigate carefully  cannot but decide in favor of Southern  British Columbia. The railway is in a  position to sell land at a nominal price  for the reason that it is primarily a  transportation company and relies for-  profit from the sale of the land mainly  on the transportation of the products  raised on the land.  Work Trains Tooting Daily on Smelter  Flat-Bridge Gangs at Work on  Twenty-Mile Trestle���������Railway  Freight Teams Now Load on Smelter  Flat.  . Contractor D. M. Stewart, chief of  the steel and bridge crews, is evidently lxjund to carry out his programme.  He was due to reach Twenty-mile  ticstleon August 15th and in spite of  many drawbacks was there ahead of  time.  In last week's issue it was announced  that the track would be on Smelter  flat that night, ft reached the grade  opposite the saw-mill that evening  when they ran out of rails and the  train had to go back to, Keremeos for  more. They were also laboring under  the disadvantage of shortage of men.  The crew has never been fully manned  since the work started up in June, and  last week about a dozen men quit-  work, and thus weakened they didn't  manage to lay rails on the flat that  day, but did so-early in the forenoon  of Friday 13th.  Majuba Day was for twenty years a  day of ill-omen in the history of the  British Colonial office, but it was  made to mark an event of greatest  triumph when Cronje was crushed on  the anniversary of Majuba and the  light of Krugerlsm and misrule began  to wane in South Africa the land of  gold and diamonds and a better-  day came in. Thus also for'.Hedley  the leading gold camp of British Columbia, the fated Friday 18th, saw the  accomplishment of an event for which  everybody has waited long, and with  it in time will come the greater  Hedley.  Last week all the bridge gangs  working farther south finished up  their work- and were concentrated on  the Twenty-mile trestle which was expected to keep them engaged for ten  days. The timber in it will require 43  carloads and it will take some time to,  handle all that.  Work trains have, been busy bringing up loads of bridge timber and piling which is being unloaded at the  lower end of Smelter Flat where the  siding will go in from which the spur-  to the mill will run. This lower siding  will be used until the track can be laid  across Twenty-mile into the station  yard and after that the side-tracks in  the station yard will be used. The  boarding cars were moved up on  Saturday from Bradshaws to the sid  ing on the lower end of smelter flat.  In order that the public may understand what is now required for the  protection of guests in hotels, rooming  houses or other ' public buildings, the  following clauses in the Fire Escape  Act are reproduced:  4.���������(1.) The keeper of every hotel  shall, where the same is more than two  stories in height, provide and keep in  each of the sleeping apartments orbed-rooms which are situated above  tlie ground floor, a fire escape for the  use of guests occupying tlie same.  (2.) Such fire escape shall lie .sufficient within the meaning of this Act  if it consists of a rope not lees ,than  fhree-quarteis of an inch in thickness.  aiid of sufficient length to reach from  the room of apartment in which it is  kept to the ground below, and of sufficient strength to sustain a weight .of  five hundred pounds, and is kept in a  coil or other convenient position in  each of the said bed-rooms or sleeping  apartments, and if the outside window  or opening of such sleeping apartment-  or bed-room is provided with proper,  secure and convenient fastenings or  appliances to which one end of the  rope may be safely secured or fastened.  7. In case the owner, lessee, or  proprietor of any hotel or public building, shall neglect to observe any of the  provisions of this Act, he shall be liable on summary conviction to fine for  each o(fence of not less than twenty  dollars and costs, nor more .than two  hundred dollars and costs; and iir default of payment of such fine and costs  to imprisonment, ' with or without  hard labor, for any term not exceeding three months and not less than  one month, rind such conviction shall  not be a bar to a prosecution for any  continuance of such neglect subsequent to such conviction, but such-con--  tinued neglect shall from time to time  constitute a new  offence.  8. In all cases where the hotel, or  public building, is situated within the  limits of a municipality, it shall be the  duty of the, chief officer of the fire department for the municipality, or, if  there be no such officer, then for the  chief of police or head constable for  the municipality, to take all necessary  proceedingsto compel compliance with  the provisions of this Act; and in all  other parts of .the Province the like  duty is hereby imposed upon all Provincial police constables.  9. The officer requhed by this Act  to see that the provisions of this Act  are complied with is hereby empowered from' time to time, at any time between the hours of ten a. m. and four  p. in. orr any day except Saturday or  Sunday, or,any holiday, to enter into  and inspect any occupied hotel <>r public building within the purview of this  Act, and shall have access to all parts  thereof; and any person who shall wilfully obstruct such officer in the performance of his duty hereunder shall  be liable, under .summary conviction,  to a fine not exceeding one hundred  dollars and costs, and not less than  twenty dollars and costs, and in default of payment of such fine and costs  to imprisonment, with or without  hard labor, for any term not exceeding  three mouths and not- less than one  month.  FOR IMPERIAL DEFENCE  FORT WILLIAM STRIKE  Bullets Were Flying in Collision Between  Strikers and Special Constables.  On August  12th a.  battle'royal  occurred  between  the Canadian Pacific  special  constables   and   the   strikers.  Shots  Hew  thick  and  fast and eight  men were wounded. The trouble arose  when   the special  constables  tried to  return to  their work  after lunch, the.  strikers refusing to let them go  back  to their posts.    One of the  constables  pulled  a gun  and   then   the  trouble  started and guns appeared as if by  magic.    The police fired and a man  drapped.     In a second men  appeared  from every doorway and a.fusilade of J  revolver shots   was   directed   at   the  Canadian Pacific, police.    As far as can  be ascertained,  eight of the 0. P. R.  police were wounded,  three of them  fatally,  while at least- three of   the  strikers were- hit by the bullets of the  police.  The wounded were, as far as can be  ascertained : Sergt. Taylor, city police  force, slight; C. M. Dickenson, Daily  Times Journal, slight; Chief of Canadian Pacific Police Ball, seriously in  the abdomen; C. Carpenter, knee  broken; Jack Lane, slight. Dickenson  is a well known newspaper man.  The militia  was called out to suppress the trouble.  Uniform Training For All Troops���������Military Colleges to  Be Established  in the Dominions���������General  French Coming to  Canada.  London, Aug 13���������A great homogeneous imperial British army, uniformly  trained and equipped, is to be the outcome of the imperial conference on the  naval and military defences of the empire held at the foreign office dining  the latter part of July.  In general terms the plan provides  that all troops of self governing colonies shall undergo precisely the same  training as the home regulars in order  to he ready to take their places beside  the latter whenever and wherever necessity may arise. Military training at  colleges, along the lines of'the stall:  college at Oambcrley are to be established in the overseas dominions and  there is to be a continuous interchange  of officers from all parts of the empire  so as to insure absolute uniformity of  organization and training.  In a recent speech outlining the probable strength of the army of the empire, war secretary Haldane estimated  that the United Kingdom, Canada,  Australia, New Zealand and South.  Africa could furnish a total of -16 divisions. This is equivalent to 23 army  corps, which is the '.strength of the  1 German army. THE   HEDLEY GAZETTE, AUGUST 19, 1900.  Cite tfetlle?. Gazette  and -  Similkameen-Advertiser.    ,  ssuert on Thursdays, hy the Heoj.kv 'Gazk'jtk  I'KIX'ITNG AND I'eill.lSIII.Vri COMI-A.NV,  Li.mitkij.  at Hedlev. 11. (.'.  Subscriptions in Advance  Per Year. 82.00  "   ( t'nitccl .States).  .^.50  Advertising Rates  Measurement. 12 lines to the inch.   "  Land Notices���������Certificates of improvement, etc.  ������7.(H) for W-ihiy notices, and $5.00 for 30-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 nor- line for each subsequent insertion.  Transients payable in advance. ������������������  Contract'Advertisements���������One inch per month  ������1.-J;'i: over 1 inch and up to 1 inches. Si.00  . per inch per mouth. To constant ad vertisors  ' raking larger space' than four inches, on  application, rates will be given of reduced  charges, based on size of space and length  of time.  Advertisements will be changed once every  month.if adveitiser desires,- without any extra  charge. For .changes oftener than once n month  the  price of composition  will, be charged at  regular rates.  Changes for contract advertisements should  be in the office by noon on Tuesday to secure  attention for that week's issue. .  A. MEGRAW, Managing fa'ditor.  J Full Moon      jSfifl  1  31 -APp-Rj  Last quar.      J&ar-vS  New Moon  15  First quar.  23.  "  1901  AUG.  ..'���������.;��������� 1009.;  Sun.  Mon. Tiies. Wed  Thu. Fri. Sat.  .'  *          :  ���������  -.  i  2       3       4  5  7  1   s  9     10   .11  12  13     14  15  16     17     IS  19  20     21  22  23     21     25  26  27     2S  29  30     31.  '   j  the proprietor for. iioncom-  plitince'Xyiis th������,t the bedrooms  had been thus provided, but tlie j  ropes"' hud afterwards been  stolen to be used:; as picket  ropes. Should sueh a flimsy  excuse be allowed to go for, a  a minute ? But which after all  was the more 'culpable���������.-the  hotel-keeper who disobeyed the  law or the constable and inspector who neglected their  duty in ������������������ the premises ? What  is needed in civil life is a little  more pi the precision of the  military machine with its chain  of responsibility which when  the facts are known will show  at a glance, where the blame *|  lies and deal with it according-  ly.-v, ':������������������  No amendineut to the present  Fire Escape Act should be nec-  essary to secure its enforcement  unless it be that the penal clauses should be made to extend to  officers who neglect to enforce  as well as to owners of public  buildings who fail to comply  with its provisions.  METEOROLOGICAL.    J  The following are the readings showing temperature, etc., for .the week  ending Aug.  11:  AT THE. MINK.  Maximum  Minimum  1836  THE BANK OF  EDITORIAL COMMENTS  THE LESSON OF THE FIRE  Tlie   'Vernon   fire    with    its  lamentable loss of life is another  reminder of   the   necessity ,of  paying  more attention  to the  matter   of   fire    escapes.     The  Fairview  fire   of   seven   years  ago  and  the number  of lives  sacrificed  therein   pointed   out  very; plainly that it is one thing  to  have a  law on   the statutes  looking to the protection of the  ,; public, and quite another thing  to have it enforced.     At the inquest held in Fairview after the  burning of  the hotel there, the  corners jury added a   rider to  their   verdict   in    which  they  pointed  out  that  the law governing  the.use  of fire  escapes  should be amended so as to provide for   inspection   of   hotels  and   enforcement . of   the   fire  escape  law, and yet there was  at that time a liquor license act  in force which  provided a license  inspector  whose  duty it  was   to    inspect   all    licensed  houses,  and  the  "Fire  Escape  Act" itself  stated  as   plain  as  words  could  say  that  all provincial constables were inspectors under  the law  and responsible  that  its  provisions   were  carried   out.      "Quis   custodiet  custodes" was a sage  bon mot  of the old Romans, but anyone  Avho will read the Fire Escape  Act"   in    existence   in   British  Columbia to-day and then look  .about him to note  the manner  in which   it is carried  out,  will  perceive  that the irony of that  old  latin  proverb is as  applicable with us to-day as it  was  in  Italy  over 1900 years  ago.  Our fire   escape   law   requires  that a stout rope  securely fastened at one end  to the window  or  wall  and   long   enough   to  reach the ground be   kept in  each bedroom;  but how many  of our  worst fire  traps   to-day  have them?   When the  Fair-  view  hotel  was burnt and six  lives were lost,  many   of   the  guests had to choose that night  whether they   should run the  risk of being killed by jumping  from  upstair  windows   or   remain where  they  were   to be  burned  to death,  and  all   the  excuse that could be  offered by  Tlie Glasgow free traders are  objecting to the Canadian bounties on the manufacture of iron  and steel. These bounties cut  no harder against Great Britain  than any other country in the  world. And yet Great Britain  o'rjens its markets as freely to  every country in the world as  it does to Canada. 'Under the  circumstances there does not  seem "to be any ground for the  grumble froin Glasgow.-Citi'/.en.  Aug 8 . ���������    .......     .--  9 ... .���������     ��������� ���������    ... ���������-. ���������,  10 -..���������  ���������  -^-    ���������.-. ���������    ���������   ���������  11 .     . ... ������������������    ���������.      ..   ...      ���������  .  -���������'.    12 .-:';'-'���������       .; ���������  !'���������   .'--.  ��������� '     13 .. ���������       .. ���������  14    ';;..\ -'"���������"'   ..    v  ���������  Average.'maximum temperature ���������.���������  Average minimum do ��������� .���������  Mean' temperature* ��������� " ' ���������.���������  Rainfall for the week     .     inches.  Snowfall'      "       "    ���������'..���������''  COHKESrONDING WEEK OK LAST YEAH  Highest maximum temperature 80.  Now  tlnit the  Hon.  Charles  Murphy has returned to Ottawa  after his  trip through Western  Canada   it   is   interesting   for  westerners to note some of the  impressions  which he  formed,  or at all events  which he gave  out to easterners, on his return.  One or two things stand out in  bold relief.    He claims to have  found that the west is apathetic on the question  of Imperial  defence and as incontrovertible  evidence  to this  effect  he had  heard a 'man   say   that   they  "want   box   cars,   not   dreadnoughts." It is often said that a  man    usually   finds   what   he  starts out to  discover,  and evidently Mr. Murphy was anxiously in quest   of some   of   that  commodity.    It is not possible  that what he really did discover  may have been only a reflection  of some of his own apathy or  antagonism ? As a pedlar of hot  air   his   statement   that   Port  Arthur and   Fort William combined is shortly to develop into  tlie largest city on the American continent,  is a pretty good  sample.       It    is   questionable  whether   Hedley's   most   optimistic romancer could do much  better than that.  Houses to Let.  4 Koomed House, Furnished, witli good garden  ���������������15.00 per month;  i Koomed Cottage���������������10.00 per mouth.  3 Koomed Cottage���������98.00 per month.  APPLY TO  F. H. FRENCH.  County Court of Yale  SITTINGS of the County Court of Vale will  *-' be held as follows, viz: At Fraternity  Hall. Hedley, on Thursday Oct. 7th, liXXIiand  at the Court House' Princeton, on Saturday  Oct. 9th, 1009 at the hour of 11 o'clock in the  forenoon of each day. ��������� Hy command.  HUGH HUNTER,  31-10 Registrar County Court.  NOTICE  VTOTICE is hereby given that the Colonial  ���������"���������' Gold Mining Company alone, is responsible for all debts contracted by it in its present development work of tho Apex Group of  Mineral Claims.  W. D. McMillan.  Average maximum  do  72.85  Lowest minimum  do  40  Average minimum  do  44.71  Mean  do  58.78  AT THE MILL.,  Maximum  M  inimum  Aug   8  90  54  9.'      ..  84  48  10  7S  .  47  11  S3  ,.  51  12  80  ..  57  ,13  02  54  14  02  54  Average maximum tempera  tin  ���������e 86.42  Average minimum  do  52.14  Mean  do  09.28  Rainfall for the week  inc  les  Snowfall  a  .  a  COimESl'OXDING WEEK  OK LAST  VEAK  Highest maximum temperatui  e 89  Average          do  do  86.42  Lowest minimum  do  54.  Average           do  do.  55.71  Mean  do  71.06  1909  ���������  73 Years in^Businesr  Capital and Reserve Over $7,000,000  Have Yon a  Bank Account?  The, money is safer in the  Btink than in your house ;  or pocket.  A CHECKING ACCOUNT provides a safe and convenient wav of. paying your bills, as each* check issued ��������� -  returns to you as a receipt.  A SAVINGS ACCOUNT keeps growing all the time,  with Interest compounding at highest current rates,  tf.l  Hedley Branch,  L. G. MacHaffie, Manager  PflLfl6fc  Livery, Feed & Sale, Stables  HEDLlSY, Tl. C.  If A good stock of Horses-and Rigs on  Hand.    IT Orders for Teaming  promptly attended to.  STAGE LINE  Stage aily, leaving Hedley 8 a. m.  and arriving at Keremeos at 11 a. in.  connecting with Penticton stage  and Great Northern Railway.  Office of Dominion Express Company.  WOOD   FOR   SALE!  Phone 14.  -   INNIS  BROS. Proprietors.  fa  OF CANADA  (1). Liberal' Policy Conditions-  Generous Cash and  Paid-up  Values.  .  Automatically Extended Insurance.  (2). Progressive   and Efficient  Management���������  Low Expenses and Growing  . Business.  Well and Profitably. Invested Funds.  Favorable Mortality Experience.  Expanding Profits to Policyholders.  A   POLICY   IN TH15   COfl-  PANY PAYS  You are invited to join its  ever-expanding household, to  become a partner in its evergrowing business, and to share  equitably in all its benefits.  Full Information from Head  Office, Waterloo, Out., or from :  William J. Twiss  MANAGER.  Fee Block,   -   570 Granville St.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  A. flEQRAW, Local Agent.  ���������-     . ���������  f $1,500 - in Prizes - $1,500  ��������� , :���������;���������:   ���������  t  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  t  ���������  ���������  ���������-  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ��������� ���������  ���������  MONDAY & TUESDAY t  .���������-;.-���������"���������'���������������������������������������������������  SEPTEMBER 6 & 7,1909 f  -���������-��������� :���������- ������������������: : ~   ���������-  Horse Racing-      f  Base Ball f  Roek iDrlllin^      t  And t)tlier Athletic Sports  SEE SMALL  BILLS  FOR PROGRAMME!  Grand Ball on Monday Evening  EVERYBODY WELCOME  COMMITTEE  E. A. H0LBR0OK, Chairman.     S. F. CHAMBERLAIN, Sec-Treas.  NOTICE  "WATER ACT, KXK)."  ATTENTION is culled to section 1M of the  ���������*���������*��������� "Water Act, 1909," which requires any  person to whom any power or authority has  been granted, pursuant to the "River and  Streams Act." to surrender such authority  within one year of the passage of said "Water-  Act." and receive a licence for same thereunder.  RED. J. FULTON.  Chief Commissioner of Lands.  Lands Department, Victoria, 19th .luly, 1909.  29-4  Try  ..vv������\\\V\\\Vk  Victoria  CEYLON TEA.  Pure  and   Invigorating.  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT.  DlSTKICT OV  YA LK.  XAKIV NOT ICE that Henry Lee, of Fairview  *        li.  C,   secretary,   intend to apply for  permission to purchase the following described  lands;���������  Commencing at a post planted at the northeast corner of Lob 010, thence south-westerly  and hounded by said Lot (ilil to Lot 27S, thence  rn a,������������"fc������-e"stcl'1y direction and bounded by  .2,tzi.��������������� to L������fc7'*3. thence north-east to Lot  i V)o'JC0 n.01'tli-west bounded by Lots 443, 573  unci 41^ to point of commencement, containing:  40 acres more or less.  HENRY LEE  Dated at Fairview, May 28th 190!l.      21-10  i!  J  h THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, AUGUST 10,  1909.  fl. J. KING ft GO.  Town and District.  MEDLEY'S NEW BUTCHERS  The undersigned have  opened a Shop in the  commodious, .building,  formerly occupied by  H. H. Messenger and  have on hand-a supply  of all kinds of Meat and  Vetegables.  fl. J. KING # GO.  JL A. F. & A. M.  *%KlVr REGULAR monthly meetings of  /\y\ Hedley Lodge No. 43, A. F. & A. M.,'  are held on the second Friday in  each month in Fraternity hall, Hedley. Visiting  brethren are cordially in vited to attend.  ARTHUR CLARE H. D.BARNES,  W. M. Secretary  X  *t  ��������� .���������> '���������      "Si-,,-!-'-   *-iaraari  Ptpyfsa^^J'S'  1  Great Northern  Hotel  A new house containing more bed  room accommodation than- any  other hotel in town. Table and  bar-   first - class.    Rates  moderate.  JOHN LIND,  Proprietor  ������W������?������MW������e������W������������?*W<������>?>E������WW?������?������Mt������Wt>W  To Buy Cheap, Pay Cash.  Family Groceries  * Gov't agent Hunter,  of-Princeton,  was in town last week. '     ������������������'     . '..���������  ��������� , Ore has been struck in  the . Argo'  tunnel at Greenwood.  The ,Bruce mine at Midway is shipping ore to the smelter.  Miss Keefe, of Nelson, is visiting her  sister, Mrs. T. H. Kothcrham.  Labor Day celebration promises to  be a hummer. Everything looks that  way now.    . . f     -. .     ."--"���������-  Hedley's colored population increased three hundred per cent,in one day,  this'week.  Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Boeing returned  on "Tuesday from a visit to Mr. and  Mis. Bawerinan at Osoyoos Lake.  -Accompany has been incorporated  with capital of $100,000 to put in water  supply in Penticton. ���������'  H. R. Bobbins, M. E. and W. J.  Forbes came in from the Apex.on Friday last, returning Saturday morning.  Mrs. S. P. French, who has been  visiting her son in Hedley for the past  mouth, left yesterday for her home in  Vernon. -    -  Mrs. Jackson started for Spokane  last week accompanied by her  daughters, Eniily'and Annie and her  son Gus.  Messrfc. Brass and Boeing finished  up their contract on the Keremeos  school.on Saturday and have turned  out a tidy job.  The lateness of the Penticton stage  in reaching Keremeos lias resulted in  delaying the marl stage in Hedley for  several'nights past.,  Mr. A. J. Werner, of Butte, Mon-  tatia, came in ��������� last week to wisrt his  half-brother, Paul Bordhagen, whom  he had not seen for 28 years.  The rails being laid by the Great  Northern on the V. V. ������fc E. are direct  from the rolling mills at the Canadian  Soo, and are a .heavy, substantial-  looking commodity.  Mrs. H. B. Brown has the Gazette's  thanks for handsome bouquets of  sweet peas, poppies, nasturtiums pick-  Fresh and Seasonable  at the  Cheap Cash Store  MRS. O. B. LYONS.  THE  NEW  ZEALAND  HOTEL  #     #     ���������     *     *  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  Everything New and  First-Class  Bar supplied with the Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, arrd Special  Attention   paid  to   the   Table.  PLUMBING AND  TINSMITHING.  H. B. MAUSETTE  Is Prepared to Attend to any  in the Above Lines,  Work  Eave Trougfaing a Specialty  H. B. MAUSETTE  Keremeos Station.  ed-froin her garden  across  the river  from Mr. Lyon's place.  Mr. Hunter representing the Vancouver World arrived in town on  Monday. He had a scheme on hand  to give the Similkameen a four-page  write-up in a special issue of the  World.  School will re-open on Monday next  with Miss Macpherson of Vancouver  in charge., Miss Macpherson has had  considerable experience in good  schools, and should make a. success in  Hedley as well..    .  A. K. Anderson was among the  lucky pullers at the Couer d' Alehe  land drawing last week. His chance  was No. 489 which '.was considered to  be easily worth over $5000. Paul  Brodgagen also had a look in on No.  .2100." ',. ._*...; ���������'.���������'"���������'.'.. '. ':'\   ..*���������  John Love received a wire pri Monday to the effect that a man named  Maguire, whom he had employed in  his drug store in Phoenix, had been,  drowned on Sunday in Loon Lake. No  particulars* were to hand as to how it  occurred.. i  Prof. W. C. Butler, tonsorial artist,  opened up a ��������� barber shop in E. D.  Boeing's building two doors north of  the Bank of'B.N./A. The shop is  equipped with good bath-room, and  the barber comes with a reputation of  being a skilful workman.   .  Mr. Bradshaw has a fine bunch of  2 year old peach trees that are in  splendid condition and not one of them  injured by the severe frost of last  winter which proved so destructive to  peach trees all through the Okanagan  and lower Similkameen.  Jas. Keith's Hedley friends were  pleased to meet him on Monday last  when he came to town in company  with his son, Bert. He has gained 20  pounds since he got back to the Similkameen, but he has room yet to  take on some more tissue before he is  back to his old form.  From all reports to bandit begins to  look as if the $150.00 prize for rock  drilling is going to bring out a number  of good teams. There is talk of Boss-  land, Greenwood and Nighthawk all  being represented, and the Nickel  Plate and Kingston of Hedley Camp  will each have teams.  Unlimited power is always dangerous  when held by one or a few men.  Crazed with power a capitalist will  crush labor into the mud. Crazed  with power labor wall harass and  cinch capital until it drives it off the  earth. Few men can handle power  without getting nutty in the upper  stope.���������Ledge.  The big Greenwood-Phoenix tunnel  is in 210' .feet, and work has been suspended until machine drills can be  installed. The foundation for the  compressor building was lajd this  week and when ii in finished and the  machinery" pntln the superintendent  expects to progress towards Phoenix  at the rate of 15 feet a day.���������Ledge.  The Harris Bros. Minstrel Co.. gave  a nigger show in an old" time circus  tent for two nights last week. Their  admission fee of $1.00 for the first  night whs' laughed at', afterwards as a  cheerful piece of neck. They took in  Princeton on Friday night and passed  through again on Saturday on their  way to the Okanagan. ,  ' Mr". W. C. McDougall, of Princeton,  was in towrr on Monday night on his  way to Keremeos and . made the  Gazette a pleasant call. Mr. McDougall has extensive mining interests  in the Siinilkanieen both in coal and  metalliferous mines and the coining of  the rails means a great- de.il to him.  If all owners of mining property in the  district were- as enterprising and persevering it would bear fruit in gaining  for the district the attention from  capital which it deseives.  The Princeton SLar complains of  some knocking of Copper mountain  which has recently been done in a  Colorado publication. " The knocker,  like the poor- we have always with us.  Hedley had the same thing to contend  with and but for the fact that there is  two million and a half of bullion output tf������ give the lie to pessimistic howls,  the knocking might have done serious  injury. A������ it is, however, all the  knocking that has been done has served only to establish a reputation for  mendacity on the part of the knocker.  THE BEST IS  1 * 2  NONE TOO GOOD  FOROURCUSTOMERS  . We endeavour to keep a STOCK of  GROCERIES that cannot be excelled by  buying the best t;hat can be procured and  keeping them always Clean and Fresh.  If you are riot already buying your  Groceries from us it will pay you to give us a  trial.  Local New Laid Eggs and   Fresh  Princeton  Butter Always on hand.  Shatfords Ltd.  ���������  On Monday's round of the golf links  S. F. Chamberlain chopped 4 points  off the former record of 62"for the 12  holes which has been equalled by four  others, but never beaten until now.  This score is 2(to the good ,on an.av-  erage of five shots per hole, which in  view of the fact that no work whatever in the way of levelling or.sodding  has been done <m the "putting- green"  shows very steady playing with a  reasonable modicum of luck going his  'way to help out. Next day he repeated the operation and went it one better : so the record is now 57.  AIMS OF THE CANADIAN  FORESTRY ASSOCIATION  General Merchants  Hedley,  B.C.  Briefly' stated the object of the  Canadian Forestry Association is to  promote by wise use the preservation  and extension of the forests of Canada.  Your attention has, perhaps been  called by paragraphs in the press and  otherwise, to the danger that now  confronts this country in the rapid  disappearance of the forests���������the loss  of revenue and of trade, loss by floods  in spring, and drought in summer,  and the destruction of much agricultural land,by washing away and by  becoming, covered by sand blown from  areas wrongly cleared.  Largely it has''been the Canadian  Forestry Association which has supplied the newspaper paragraphs you  have .seen.. For nine years it has  carried on a campaign for the wise use  of the forests, and the preservation of  the water-powers, navigation,'and the  industries dependent upon them. It  is now necessary to extend that work.  Membership in the Association costs-  one dollar per year,, which entitles the  member to the report of the Annual  Meeting, the quarterly Canadian  Forestry Journal (which it is hoped  shortly to make a monthly) and all  other literature issued.  This work could not be carried on  for this fee were not some assistance  received from the Dominion and some  of the Provincial Governments. But  it needs the financial assistance of a  wide membership, and more than that  it needs their active co-operation and.  support in the work of arousing  public opinion to the need of checking  waste and of developing and enforcing  policies which will give Canada a. perpetual supply of good timber, and ensure the safety of our water powers,  navigable streams, farm lands aird  game covers.  If you are not already a member,  you are earnestly invited to join the  Association, which you may do by  sending your name and address along  with the annual fee of one dollar.  Address���������  JAMES LAWLER  Sec. Canadian Forestry Association  11 Queen's Park, Toronto.  X  i  S  3  I  5  5  3  X  *  X    WHEN YOU HANKER FOR     Fresh Beef,     Pork or Mutton  Cured Meats,     Fish or Poultry  CALL UP PHONE lNo. S  AND TELL YOUR WANTS TO  X  K  x  x  I  I  BL J. JEMftDN������,  IS IBuflficIhicssr  jc per acre  62'c once each year  tor seven thereafter  secures to you a BRITISH COLUMBIA  FARM in the British Columbia Southern;  Columbia and Kootenay and Columbia and  Western Railway Company's Land Grants.  These Farms Lands eminently suited for  the raising of       .  Fruit-, Grain or Stock  and may be purchased on these EASY  TERMS from  ��������� THE ���������  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  who are looking for Settlers for this part.         ii  ������������������������������������   >   Timber Lands of the highest character,  situated in these Grants, are offered for sale in  blocks of from 640 acres upwards.  Shlpplno Facilities Unsurpassed  Easy Transportation  A Hungry Lot.  (Ledge)  Five seconds   after the   bell  rings  all the seats are taken   in   the dining  room of the Hotel Lady-smith.  Apply to the address as shown on the attached  coupon for Maps, Application Forms, Regulations and  Literature.  t^S  aOtv  y>  tfvo  ������ta THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE,   AUGUST 10. 19(H).  NICKEL PLATE CHANGES HANDS  Continued fron I'aye One.  Daly's   plan   for   reduction Vi was   by  means of a  smelter.    As to the truth  of this  we are  not prepared  to say,  and neither do we  know  whether it  was  before or- after his  death, that a  mill  was decided  upon.    One   thing,  '���������however,   may   be   stated,  (but not  necessarily  in disparagement of anyone else),  that with  the going   out of  his life there went out also the genius  for mining and that grasp  of mining  affairs so essential   to success on   the  part of  those who supply the  sinews  of war for the carrying on of great  , mining   enterprises.     It    is  true his  .   estate continued  to supply the money  necessary to develop  the   mine   and  equip a  reduction  plant and  there is  no wish  to detract in the slightest degree from  those responsible   for   its  management the. credit that is justly  due  them for sticking  to  the enterprise in  the heavy expenditures made  before it was brought to the producing point.    '-.-"'  As it  was   Mr.  Rodgers   who first  spied out the land for his principal, so  also  it was upon him the.  task fell  of  taking nature in the rough, and employing, where he could, nature's laws  to fit in for a   system   of   economical  winning of values from the ore.   Whether that work was done to the best  advantage   in    every   particular,   let  those judge who are capable of judging.    There is   an   old   motto   which  says "L'Art est difficile; la critique est  aisee."   So it Avould seem in Mr. Rodgers' case, and there are'those coining  after him   who find their time and  energy so much   taken up in criticism  of his work that they  have had  none  left to alter it, but keep on  using the  equipment pretty much as  he  left it,  and have not done so  badly with   it  either, when we consider this total output which it has accomplished to date,  viz: $2,500,000 in bullion.  That the plant is considerably short  of what it would have been both in extent and efficiency had Mr..Rodgers'  plans for betterment been carried out,  there is good and sufficient evidence.  That evidence, moreover is official, in-  BUY HEDLEY PROPERTY NOW  We still hold a few lots on the Business Streets which we are  offering at the old prices $300 to $450 per lot, and we  have good Residential lots in nearly every part of the  town at prices ranging from $50 up to $250 per lot.  With the railroad rapidly approaching and new mines being  opened all around us you cannot expect to buy lots at  these prices much longer.  Better Secure Some Right Now, Before the Price Goes Up.  Call or Write, and get full particulars.   We will be pleased to  show you around.  The Hedley City Townsite Ce'y, Ltd.  FH. FRENCH _ = HPDI   FY      R   C  Secretary and flanager, IIL<UL������L*I ,    U������ w.  nsinuch as the Mines Department of  the province of British Columbia become sponsors for it as will be seen by  a perusal of page .1189 and the following page of the Mines Report for 1905.  It is very rarely indeed that the  metallurgical problem of any new type  of ore is solved without costlv experiments which the owners have to bear,  yet that was done by Mr. A. H.  Brown, chemist at the works during  M. K. Rodgers" time, who attained  practically the same extraction with  the plant at hand as the best that has  been done since' by following his methods. Butinore important still, theex-  perinients with the slimes carried "on  by Mr. Brown from. March to Julv,  1905 fully described in tlie report above  referred to, pointed the way to a further saving of the sorry waste that  has been going on ever since. The  plan at that time decided upon to stop  the heavy losses in the tailings was to  regrind them in tube mills after they  left the vannets and before they were  cyanided.  The wonder is that the Mines-Department being cognizant of that  waste did not step in to prevent it  inasmuch as they were interested to  the extent of the two per cent royalty  which was being lost to them ; and  while they might not perhaps be justified in dictating to an operating concern as to what equipment should be  used, yet they would be quite within  their rights and only acting in the  interests of the public whose servants,  they are supposed to be, by insisting  that the tailings be at least impounded with a view to recovery of tha  values from them at some future time  as was being done before the advent  of  H.   B.   Lamb,   in   October 1905,  in-  ^^���������>^>^^������D^^ ^^^^^^wJ^^^d^^^o^^^P^^^B^* ���������^W******P^B"B^*B"P"6*B*B*"B*^^^*B^^ ^^1 ^^^B^V^*P'  THE  ROYAL  MEDICATED  STOCK FOOD CO.  Vancouver :-: B. C.  The following is a list of our remedies and  cures, prepared by Dr. Moody  i  i  i  I  I  x  S  X  I  i  X  I  X  X  X  X  ���������*���������  X  X  i  i  I  K  x  X  X  %  X  X  X  X  X  K  x  X  X  $  STOCK FOOD  POULTRY FOOD  CONDITION POWDERS  HOOF OINTMENT  SALVE (Healing)  LINIMENT for Stock  LINIMENT for home use  WASH  HEAVE REMEDY  CORN CURE  GALL CURE  COLIC CURE  COUGH andCOLD. CURE  BLISTER FINISH  DR.   MOODY'S   GREAT  DISCOVERY SPAVIN  CURE  Hotel Keremeos  GEO. KIRBY, Hanager.  First  Class in Every  Respect.     Commercial and  Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower Similka  meen Valleys.    Post House oh Penticton-  Princetpn   Stage  Line.  Mining  KEREflEOS,  B. C.  Agent for Hedley and District, Shatford's Limited.  THE  ROYAL  MEDICATED  STOCK FOOD CO.  Vancouver :-: B. C.  i  . .*  X  i  If  X  X  allowini  them all to escape  be forever lost,  practice now for  between the town  company     have  stead  of  v into  the  river and  which   has been   the  nearly four years.  That the relations  and       the       old  not always  been  as cordial   as   they  might have been was  regretahle, and  no one felt it worse than   the Gazette  which  was compelled   to  occupy  the  uncomfortable  position   of buffer between the two.     There were faults on  both sides,  for often  the townspeople  or at all events a section thereof, were  at times unreasonable,  while tactless  managers  on the  other hand seemed  to delight  in maintaining  a   policy of  pin-pricks, preferring to irritate when  it would  have cost no more and been  quite as easy  to  placate.    The most  fertile source  of   irritation   was   the  practice of knocking other interests in  the camp, and  this was unfortunately  done in season  and out of season, and  often with absolutely no knowledge of  the interests that were beinglcnockecl.  Let us hope  therefore that this sort  of thing  is past and  that henceforth  the relations  between  the town and  the new company  will be characterized   by good-will',  amity and  mutual  helpfulness.  X  X  X  K  x  x  X  X  *  X  K  x  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  s  J. A. SCHUBERT  Some of the tilings we are handling "at tlie J. A.  Schubert's General Store in Hedley and which we will  be pleased to have'you try if you have not already done  so. We recommend these good.s to be the very Best on  the market and the prices are right.   We handle  PURITY FLOUR  RIDGWAY'S TEAS&COFFEES  CURLEWCREAflERY BUTUER*  FRESH PRINCETON  DAIRY BUTTER  CHRISTIE'S BISCUITS  ncLAREN'S CHEESE  We handle nothing but the best Canned Goods,  Bacon, Hams, Evaporated Fruits, Etc.  We have a full line of Hardware, Stoves, Etc.  Our Ladies' and Gents' Flushings are new and  Up-to-Date.  Our Dressmaking and Dry Goods Department,  under the management of Miss Forbes leaves nothing  to be desired.  CALL IN AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.  "She Is My  One of Lauder's Best  Then there is' 'TheWedding  Of Lauchie McGraw" and  "Mister John Mackay", which  were seldom sung by Mr.  Lauder during his recent  Canadian tour. But these  songs are simply immense���������  and, of course, sung as only  Harry Lauder can sing them.  We have seven new Lauder  Disc Records ��������� each one a  delight to all who enjoy this  artist's inimitable style.  99  x-M  SCHUBERT  J ���������   J^  HEDLEY, - - B. C.    g  to Inch���������75c. Each  X 52310���������The Safest Of The Family  X 52311���������Mister John Mackay  X 52312���������Wearing Kilts  X 52913���������She Is My Daisy  X 52514-Rlsinj Early In The Morninfj  X 52315���������A Trip To Inverary  X 52316���������Wedding Of Lanchie McGraw  Eight more of Lauder's songs to  be had of any Victor Dealer.  Write for latest catalogue of over  3,000 Records���������sent free on request  "Sassi  $A  THE BERLINER GRAM-O-PHONE CO.  of Canada Limited, - - - Montreal.  .67,    ......  SUBSCRIBE FOR  THE   GAZETTE!  We are the Western Distributors for B.C.  ��������� OF   VICTOR   TALKING  MACHINES,   BERLINER  GRAMOPHONES & RECORDS  DYKE, EVANS & CALLAGHAN  526 HASTING STREET, VANCOUVER  L. C. ROLLS & CO.  Agents for KEREMEOS, HEDLEY and PRINCETON.


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